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The   Official   Organ   off District   No.   18,   U. M.* W. of A.
Vol. Ill No. 41
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Anjtoni Palrat Victim of Hold-up
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Are Royally Entertained by Jthe
Citizens of fernie-Was Mot;;
a Political Gathering
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We cat^ direct for the
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man's Trade
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That is why'our-trade Jias increased'so rapidl1?. "The
more business we do the lower'our prices will get.'
Don't   fail .'.to see   our stock  before' buying elsewhere.'
.Spring   Suits
10   12   15
.."Soft Hats.	
 2   2.50   3
Stiff" Hats ... ...'..".
. ...2.50'  3   3.50.
Working Shoes ...,
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I'Two^meh 'vtith tlie' aid of a,, club
and-" revolver'held up Antoni Palrat on-Thursday evening at about     On   Saturday evening    last     a
9 o'clock. -      "] ~ '■ '       ,      • I grand   smoker was given in *  the
Mr.Palrat had been at Wood &j °Pera   house,  the'occasion* being
McNab's  mill  and  was  returning ||the ^ait of Hon." "Richard McBride';
home!'-As he approached the first |Premier> Hon
bridg-e'   near, the Elk Lumber Co.
We make .a specialty of working
men's goods. '   .
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the two men-' "jumped In front of
Him, .one with a club, and the
other brandishing a revolver and
ordered him.*-to "throw up his
hands." , As ^Antoni thought discretion' the' best' part o£ valor, he'
unwillingly complied with their
verypressing '-'request, and at once
elevated his ■ hands'! The robber
whtoVheld the "'"club trump*' did
the ','pres't'o-a-change-o" act and
relieved Antoni " ,'of his'"hard
earned cash.' ;'As Antoni was still
covered by' the'gent>with,'thej formidable looking'^cann'on,' he coiild
do "nothing but'grin and bear the
insult to'-both' his'4 'feelings"""   and
pocket.'"'   f« ■'■   -":"'  -'■'-     '■'■
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' 'Antoni describes one „of ,'the men
as 'dark'"' and) the other fair. Although .he'claim's that'"they both
'were .unfair,"-' The amount'" they
received'for'their bold attack was
§37.".'The pqlice^are working
the : case arid it' is' expected
the culprits will soon be caught
Antoni says' that ,in' future he is
only going to  earring   37 '   cents
around.'   '. " *_'"
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NEW WfiOLESAU fIRM
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You will 'siy, Is it Possible?
«. .Tlint I'enn buy ttood fruit lands with a good supply-water with-
in SO .miles of Fernie, on tho installment plan
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$5.00 Down.   $5.00 per Month.   No Interest.or Taxes
For tv"flv-}-noi*p tract during 1 If.'nt contract..   This offer will
not last lona:.  Write for circulur.uf "Koo.teniu, Irritation Tract"
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D. W. HART, Afft. K. R. L. Co.. Baynes, B. C.
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NEARING END
OfJfSSION
Ah Extremely Heavy Docket-
Many Disimssals-Mullin's
Fate Known To-day
The   case   of   crown vs. Power
■which we reported as in progress
in our last's wetlcs issue was dismissed,   the   Jury-finding the de*
'iendant "not guilty.»'
A ease ot great interest to Fer*
aie people was that in which Miss
Kate Stamp sued Jonathea Man*
•ning, both of Cranbrook, for 910,-
O00.00, damages for alleged slan*
•der.  The defendant    alleged that
Hiss Stamp had misconducted herself    with   one Harrison ot Criui*
"brook.    Miss   Stamp   in her evi*
dence,   emphatically   denied   that
•he had misconducted herself with
Harrlion.   She alleged that Man*
nlnrr was spying upon her oontin*
ually,   looking  through her win*
-dows,   etc.   Cross examined j   she
was   a   member   of the   Baptist
church at Cranbrook, also a member of the 6hoir there.   She   had
\xe~n *i*VH Vr* t*ni» rVintr to renirm.
The report did not affect her fin"
anel&lly.   Her employer did    not
"belie7e it, neither the people with
whom she was staying, nor ber in*
timata), friends.   She Had put 'herself undet* examination by the doctor. *, The   doctor in his evidence
Mlrl  from *hl»   ■»*»mlnifH«Ti    thnt
Tie did not think Miss Stamp -was
ACCIDENT PROVED FATAL
The funeral of the late James
Sargeant, who died on Monday1
afternoon, as ■ the result of, the accident in the mines last week, was
held on Wednesday afternoon,
. The Gladstone Local of the ' U,
M. W. of A., of which Sargeant
was a member turned out in
large numbers to pay' their last
respects to their late brother.
The deceased was from Staffordshire, where his parents now reside. The pall bearers were all
Staffordshire men,
. o—■  (,
Messrs. , Plunkett and Savage,
wholesale fruit and produce brokers of Calgary, have opened up
here, in charge of Mr/, Lance B.
Riamforth, ' as they find such'..- a
.growing_business_in«theiEasSi.and-
adjacent towns and selling ' on an
average-.two car loads of fruit per
week , at 'this point alone. They
expect a car of California oranges
direct ,to Fernie this week; a* car
of California vegetables, and also
a car-of mjxed fruits direct next
week.-.-.f'oe their "Ad"-'in another
part'of this paper.
W. J.' Bowser,   attorney general, and Hon. Dr.    H.
£.* Young,, minister of education,
of the provincial parliament: The
honorable gentlemen arrived  here
on the 6.30 train from Cranbrook
and'left     on the "flyer" Sunday
morning for the coast.   The meeting "was' called for 8.30 and '   the
hall was crowdod out. .\Iayor Tuttle-  presided   "and   in a.iew well
chosen   words   extended a "hearty
■greeting on behalf 'of "the citizens
of Fernie -to the honorable' gentlemen.1-He "wanted it distinctly un-g,
'derstbod! thatit was not a political'meeting.'  W. R. Huas'eur'local
M.P.P.,\was- the next'"speaker. -He
stated-   .he =. had .something to'.do
with the getting, up. of the concert
and'it afforded him great pleasure^
to'   see that the people  of Fernie
had-turned  but, in such' numbers'
;to  welcome v„the -, honorable rgentle-.
men." Mr. Fuller then rendered . a
song."' The mayor then introduced
Dr.  Young.   The minister' of education,  with the ' usual - flattery' of
such politicians, said he was sure
there was not a.more critical' and
intelligent .audience ' than , the  one
"oefore him, and, he felt at home in
a mining- crowd,- as  he had    the
pleasure     of   representing   a pure
mining constituency in the northern'part of the province..-He went
on to "speak of the growing population*   and "how    his  department
had a hard task to keep, pace with
them.   In our leader, he said,_we
have a man who thinks and look's
ahead; and he thought .that in the
present school;act we had one   of
the very :best statutes that could
be    placed    on   record. - He ' also
dealt with education on the whole
in the   province,  and stated that
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MEN'S
High Class Tailor-made Garments
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From the best Caaadianv;
Manufacturers
Men's Suits from $10.00
Men's Pants from $2/00
Men's. Fancy   Vests   from
•v   ,
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to ', $30.00 ,
to' S5.00 -
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lats
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guilty of illicit. connections. Several witnesses were examined and
gave evidence of Miss Stamp coming into the C, C. S, store were
manning, was a clerk. Manning in
his evidence spoke of Miss Stamp
frequently calling at the store and
of how he had been led to think
much of her. He intended making
her his wife when circumstances
admitted it. His feelings changed
when he saw her walking' out with
another person who bore a load
reputation in the city, and Harrison was a friend of that pex-aon,
His motivo in watohing them was
to protect Miss Stamp. He alleged that they' had misconducted
themselves on several occasions,
The jury returned a verdict for
Miss Stamp with ft-damages.
The next case was a civil care
tried before his lordship wl.iuut
a jury, The plaintiffs Jas T.
Laidlaw and Geo. A. Tawry xued
the O. N, railway for nl-a^d damages caused' by.tire,from one of
their engines near Morrisey on the
morning of September 7, 1007.
There was a lot of evidence on the
both sides. In the end his lordship non-suited the plaintiffs.
Crown vs. Walker—Tfris was an
alleged assault and attempted
Rape on a little girl named Annie
Gregory, aged 9 years, it Michel
on the S6U1 of May last, 'he flrst
witness called was Annie Gregory,
Annie who is a bright little girl
told lior story clearly as to hew
the    accused had come upon her
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nrd, eyed 1.6 year* and Leslie 8 I
years ot age when they were Ash*
ing under the bridge that crossed
Michel Creek, and at to how accused had gone ewny with her
brother Leonard, and to his com-
In** SnfV   •df.fi*'     fl*.,   M« T«tliTTi he
picked her up, and put his hand
under her clothes She screamed
and seemed nut her down and ran
away, and Mr. Sinclair ran to
her. '-
The jury returned at about 0.30
and at 10.18 they filed in, but
went unable to agree, and were
discharged. The ease will come uo
for hearing aga?n before a fresh
jnry.
MICHEL MINER BADLY INJURED
SMITH CUKTIS NOMINATED.
The Liberals at Nelson nominated Smith Cuctis as their choice.
150 votes were cast, Curtis getting 76, Buchanan 30 and Deane
22. On motion of Mr. Deane1; seconded by Mr, Buchanan, the nomination was made unanimous.
Michel, B, C, June l—William
Stead, an English miner about 22
years old, was today seriously injured while at work in No. 8
mino. ', He was engaged in putting
up timbers, when one ot the props
fell, hitting him on the head and
inflicting serious wounds. He was
at once taken to the Michol hoB-
pital, where he lies in a precarious
condition,
MUCH APPRECIATED
The Cranbrook Herald says:
"The District, Ledger, of Fernie, is
much improved in appearance of
late." Thanks Dad, wo can return the compliment,
KILTIES BAND.
___________
Calgary, June 3—The Masonic
and other orders here have com*
bined in having the Kilties bond
play three concerts in Calgary.
The 100,000 club and the board of
trade are presenting a banner
with the city coat of arms. Ar*
rangements are being made for a
publio holiday and the closing of
the schools on the occasion ot the
visit.
WHAT'S THE USE
New York, June •*—According to
a report printed here today Thos.
V. Ryan contributed $9>.000 to a
fund to support a campaign in
Nebraska in the fall of 100-t hav-
ini-* for H.« prinHnnl ft'nlwt: tb* «>1-
cotlon of W. J. Bryan as United
States senator. It is asserted
that contributors to this fund ex*
peeted Bryan would, after this
contribution give unqualified support to the candldancy of Alton B.
Parker, the democratic candidate
for pveiidant and that Bryan
Would "let up in bis attacks on
the fineneierfi who Wrc backing
tbV campaign."
HAD LEG    BROKEN.
Andrew Norton, met with a very
serious accident at No, 2 mine on
Thursday evening, He had one of
his legs broken. He is now in tho
hospital, and,' doing as well as
could be expected,
CUSTOMS RETURNS FOR MAY.
Free Goods	
Dutiable Goods,.
Duty Collected,,,
Corresponding
Free Goods	
Dutiable Goods,..
Duty Collected.,,
  $11,543.00
    54,801.00
    16,442,13
month last year:
      2,400.00
37,000.00
10,200.00
im    >*»•*•(
MAN INJURED.
An accident occurred to one ot
the drivers from- the Brewery -last
night, The man was' returning
from Coal Creek, when the rig in
some way fell over the embank*
ment, severely injuring the driver,
The man is under the doctor's care
and is doing well.
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w"e^w"ere~turt4ner~auva;ncea_in^—ea;
ucation matters' than; were' the
others provinces. He spoke of free
books for the children and free education. He also dealt with hospitals, and said he hoped that the
government, .w.o.uld be able to
spend more money on the h'o'spit-
•irils.than they had. He "explained
to the audience that the government intended-to erect a university. It was not to be for tho* upper class only, but for the •workers, where they could be fitted out
for the various spheres of lift'. Ho
said they intended to offer several
free scholarships, and several influential gentlemen had decided to
co-operate with them. There also
would be night schools established
for the young, men to study in, It
was their intention, he continued,
to i establish a high school at Fernie, provided the examinations to
be ' held here this month turned
out satisfactory. Then followed
an interval during, which the orchestra rendered a very pleasing
accompaniment, Mr, Dick then
rendered a song which wafi encored.
The Hon. W. J. Bowser was
then introduced to tho audience,
The attorney general waB very
witty. He did not wish to speak
much of his department, as it was
not popular, and he did not wish
to become unpopular. Dr. Young,
of free education, free books, etc.,
but the only thing that I can offer you is freo lodgings in one ot
my jails. Tho last time he was
in Fernie, he continued, was in
1007, on the eve of tbe election,
when our good old standard bear-
er, Billy R.oss, waB again returned
to power, and they were particularly glad when the news flashed
across the wires that Fernie was
safe, and that Ross had won by
such a handiome majority, We
pride ourselves on being ft business
government, composed of business
men, and wo have tried to govern
the province as honestly as we
can. He wound up with the statement that he thought Fernie was
a law abiding city, and the people
wanted to go home early to have
a night's rest in order to go to
church next morning,
The Hon. W. J. Bowser had com*
Elimented Fernie upon her singers,
ut Mayor Tuttle said he had not
heard all, and called upon Mr.
Stevenson (or a song
warmly encored. Tbe mayor again
reiterated the tact that it was not
a political meeting, and then in*
troduced tbe Hon. Richard Mc*
Bride to the meeting. The premier
in his opening remarks said   his
The  best. in  the. world—14 different blocks.
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Summer Underwear    f
English , Balbriggan,   50c and ■ 75c .•..-.';■   .-. ,* „•   -
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.English,.Meriho,    $,f.60''and- $i.ro1'    ":
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-Natural'  Wobl;'; $1.09   and^i.25'  " ..:, v   :. \
Black Sateen Shirts
Best* value in the. country for Si.00 and' $1,25
I '  , !.'* . ,    4.   •    ' I
Agents for
.Fit-Reform Clothing
Invictus Shoes
Trites-Wood Go.
JLimited
is well known from
Home, June 4—Tbe experiment
of Leon de la Orange, the Frenoh
aeroplanist, before Queen Dowager
Margherlta and a few invited
friends • came to nothing through a>
mishap to the machinery. MT de
la Orange started magnificently
and began to fly rapidly and very
smoothly, but after going about
30 yards the aeroplane suddenly
fell to tbe ground from a height
nf   r*v   fianf       f/f     r?4.   \-,.    fY-'fiWVf.   **»*..«
uninjured.    He   was considerably 1 voters for returning Billy Boss tn <on clearing? etc, at 93.50 a day.
a**.-.^   ,l..a<r» *..*, t.  f.,   t1..,*.1»  ♦V* TV*,..'.
he continuedt
-one' end- of-, the   country   to the.
other as "Napoleon Bowser'' from
his • determined "manner   to push
forward.   Opposition • is essential",
but if we wanted it so, ,and stated, to the people, it would soon be
a   thing" of the   past.     When.the
poll   is     over and votes counted,
we'forget that     we are Conservatives, but remember ourselves    as
citizens only.   It would be a sad
day when any government would
sacrifice itself to serve party    interests.   Five years ago, the credit
of the country was destroyed, tho
flnancialists    would have nothing
to do with our country. We   were
placed with ttie southern states of
South America.   Banks would not
open up, but today since we havo
been in power all that is changed,
and   banks   were falling over ono
another to  open up branches    in
B, C, and business men    ot.    all
trades   realised   that there ^ were
great possibilities here.. He     also
dealt with the lumber trade,   and.
also    with   the railway construction.   When this'government came
into   power   it   was   face to face
with increased taxation, but    he
was   pleased  to say   it had   not
touched the people, but the railways and large corporations'. He
closed by   wishing for the people
of Fernie all the suicess that    a
happy   and   contented people are
entitled to.   The close of the program was a duet by Messrs. Dick
and Fat Miller, encored.
Mayor Tuttle told the audience
that if, any had auestions to ask,
to come on the platform after tho
meeting was over, and the premier
would be pleased to answer them.
Wm. McLachlan wanted to know
why it could not be made an open
discussion, as be had an import*
ant question, which concerned
everyone, that he wanted answer*
ed. This was,agreed to. Someone
wanted to know what the government proposed to do with tbe
thousands of unemployed. The
premier said he was pleased that
that question had been asked be*
which was * cause they prided themselves on
being "a worklngman'a government." He challenged his friend's
statement when he said there
were thousands ol unemployed,
Thero were something like 140 un*
employed in Manaimo last winter.
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disappointed at the incident, but 1 the government and by such a
smilingly said: "These are the un* j handsome majority. In Mr, Boss
certainties of this profession." 'the voter* hard an able rtpr««*nta-
The accident was caused by I five, one who was a credit to the
something wrong with the motor, Labor, Liberal and Conservative
i»*ni*l wb.ln ♦hci fjill *n1iiri»*l tb* ma- ' *>«rtiM r*t.(VfK Tf tbuy -j»*»n*i- tn
chine so.tlut it was Impossible to j Victoria and heard Mr. Boss they
continue ths experiment, the aeronaut assuted those present that
It was posilble to repair the aeroplane. The Dowager Queen congratulated M. de la Orange on tbe
progress (je had made with bis
machine, a-id expr-med regret that
tbe accident had occurred. Th*
ft-'ronlflnfKt vciii Uavq Iteme thf*
evening for Milan,
would com* back pleased with
him. He also spoke in pleasing
terms of Mayor Tuttle. This government, he says, always beam in
mind that education Is an essential service and must be plaeed
fit-it. In Dr. Younx we have a
very efficient educationalist,   and
It there was no worn in one particular place, there was plenty ol
work in other districts, or in th*
woods. If there were any eases.
he was quite sure the government
wnnld he *nli»s*'i.d tn rein t>i»*.-Ti
He continued that th* local ad.
ministrations would be more able
to help them than the government. Mr. Cattell denied th*
statement that there was *<'lenty
of work. He wanted to Yzev if
Mr, McBride knew "-.he >\,ton of
unemployment, i»r.d why • • government  encouraged     imieraticn
from   *»)»*.*«    vre enn  ern^i very   trnm   th*   old    etjxxntry,   Tn r^l,
'substantial   results.    Mr. Bowser, 'the prrmjfr tinted thut lutln-* the
last- twelve-months This, government* "had . brought- • :.g) W() f.ons
from the old country to ••'•],fly a
long "■ felt want for idviii hands',
etc.- •'' ■• •'     ->   *   - *    "••'.
These were brought  out by  -be
Salvation   Army,  and    had      all
been placed on farm or fruit land's
and he was pleased   to say    they
were all good citizens.   With    regard to the unemployed question,
1-where  you   ha.ve  an    industrious
city    you  always   have   lots of
work.   Cattell   denied   this statement of unemployment,. and wanted to know if it was correct that
Mayor Tuttle was trying to raise
funds to get the Hindoos  out of
tlie city as there was no work for
them to do here.   The mayor got  ■
up to answer this latter question,
and said he was pleased this had
been asked as there-was a lot   of
misapprehension.   going    around.
Those   Hindoo,   through no fault
of their own, only color, were not
able to, got, work,   He was sure if ,
thore   was any lumbermen in the
audience they would boar out his
ttatement that they had tried   at
overy mill for miles around. Some
time ago tbe "old man" came to
him   and asked if they could   bo
got out ot town by some means
as   they   were   ontirely destitute.
Thoy would go to the prairies   or
Bomewhere were they could     get
work.   Mayor Tuttle   was   trying
to    help them.    He   spoke   with
Borne feeling, and said that color
had no weight with him.   If     it
could be proved that there    were
any   white   people   destitute    he
would be pleased to help them to
the best of his advantage, and he
would   see   that   they would not
starve as  long as he was mayor.
McLachlan said that the premier
had spoken about increased taxation being placed on large corporations and railways, but he wanted to know who paid this to the
railways.    The   premier   in reply
stated that there was u railway
commission ' appointed   and they
regulated the tariffs the   railways
had io charge.   McLachlan     then
wanted to know why the cost   ot
living had gone up.   There     was
some rowdlsm in    the hull    and
he had to shout to    *ie    lie-Art.
The premier,said he had every respect for the gentleman who had
asked tho question, but lie     was
afraid other people were not able
I   I,        «.*■».     V*n     *r*a»r*#i-V T        'ffViftfr'rHf     *V|iM
asked if tlie honorable *-entl«man
was in   favor of bye.weekly,   pay.
la reply he stated that this had
been before tbe government one*
or twice before and1 had been  defeated.  He was not in favor of it
en -It win uterin'Tir* \n hetvteen thn
employer and'the' empl-m*. Cta, •
Lancaster asked him if he was in
favor of amending th* Comp*iu*a«'
tion Act.  The premier said ^ that
he was pleased to say be had th*
pleasure of supporting the present'
Compensation Act when It   earn*
before   them,     ar.d if they, could
noint out to htm in any wi.y bow
H tftxdd he wn*.** het "vgnjd be
pleased to    listen to .tbem.
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■jf"3 DISTRICT    LEDGER,    FERNIE, B. C,' JUNE 6,l,^908.'
Off KIMS VISIT
To Fernie and Their Mission-
Views of a Correspondent
and Their Meaning
On Saturday, May'30th,    Hon.
Premier McBride, the Hon, Minister ofCEducation and the Attorney
General were with us.   A smoking
concert  was  given.    Cigars   • we're
passed,  songs were sung and" the
honorable gentlemen save spjjc'105
To my idea, tbe concert and cigar
part looked like indirect bribery.
Mayor Tuttle in the chair announced   that    no     political   "speeches
were going to be delivered ond the
premier and the  other gentlemen
were touring the province and going around'just to see how     the
boys, were getting along   jt seems
strange that the last tirie :he premier wias here happened to be   an
election     time    and that shortly
after his visit again there will be
an election.   Coincidences do crop
up at strange times and' in some
strange places of course. Still, we
know that this is merely a coincidence for the premier told us so
out of his own mouth, that     he
had not come for political reasons
but to see how tbe boys are getting ; along and to havo a sing,
song,    smoke  and  convivial time
together., Therefore    it.must    be
true for     (Brutus) McBride is an
honorable man.   The hon. Minister
of Education opened tbe address,
telling how tbe educational system
had    advanced     "under his tender
care and of the money he had allowed to the hospitals for the care
of the sick, of the depleted treasury when his party took over the
reins    of. government     and   of its
substantial condition at the present    time,    his free book system
for the public school and his hope
for high Schools and university in
in the • near   future.    During his
speech he said he had given considerable attention to which would
be the cheapest way of providing;
the free' books for public schools.
He remarked that' he had thought
of starting a government   publish-
■ ing works, 'but he found that that
'"~W"ould"'be~taking~the—bread"* ou k-oi*
the mouths of the private publishing companies and therefore    they
would   be   antagonistic   to    him.
That is to say, that these capitalistic publishing companies did not
want to see-the public money used
in the most" economical ,"rway.  All
■they-oared11 about" was"'getting,'the
orders  themselves  and~"lKus making money out of the public purse.
This proves that capitalists     can
and do work the, governments for
" their own private ends. "But why
couldn't the Minister of Education
prevent this," you ask.     Because,
as he says, they would be antag-
■  onistio to him.   Therefore at   the
coming election they would     not
support him with their votes.     I
might also suggest   that     it-    is
qiuito possible for an individual to
obtain    a   private discount on a
government  ■ order,   even though
such a thing is strictly against,tho
law.   Understand, 1 don't moan to
imply that tho present Minister of
Education did stoop,so low as to
do such a thing,   I merely    point
out the possibility of such a thing
being done by politicians,    past,
prosont and future.   I do consider
though  that  the  present Minister
of   Education   has    sacrificed  the
public interest for the sake ol  re*
ta','ing tho publishing companies'
vo:>! •   Ho   also    remarked     that
Bri   ih Columbia hnd tho moit un*
mixed Anglo-Saxon population ir.
tho   Dominion.    This is not true,
as   nnybody who hns been in Ontario,   Manitoba   or Alborta and
Saskatchewan   can     testify   from
thoir   own   personal'  observation.
Anyway, this is'not tho point   at
Irbuo.   Even granting his, assertion
the    quohtlon is "Are tho foreign
element in British Columbia a hon.
eflt    to  It,"   Tho capitalists    for
personal reasons will answoi     in
tin- affirmative.   Tin. working man
must    think for himself nnd give
, hi.s answer through the ballot   at
tho next election.   The next speaker was tho attorney general.   Ho
refrained   from    ninklng anything
like a political    Hpooch, confining
himself to a few witticisms on his
go out - for companies but as the
lumber ■ companies . are iully supplied with men already, I hardly
see the sense of his statement. And
again he said "If there isn't ^ work
in your vicinity go farther afield
to places "where, there is." The
hon. premier omitted to mention
the names of these places. Even
allowing that such places do .exist*'
the Hon. Premier has not explained now men without money . are
going to reach them. I can only
suppose that he would advise
them to walk, "bum" food along
th* roadj sleep out in the woods,
or in, any convenient shed they
might ; find. , I'd advise the hon.
premier to try such a walking
tour himself.' He might find this
free,, roving, gypsy life a pleasure
and retire from the premiership to
become a professional hobo. He
certainly couldn't-- have meant
that'men should jump freights for
men are open to arrest and im'pri-
tration recognised their serious
import immediately and foresaw
their loss of power in the corning
election unless something, could be
done to pacify the righteous anger of the. Anglo-Saxons. So- a
plan was cast to lull them i to
sleep without removing the evil.
The government passed bills absolutely excluding the British Asiatics (Hindoos) but only regulating
the foreign Asiatics (Japanese and
Chinese), emigration.. Before ' the
Russo-Japanese war," Great Britain
and Jiapan'were allied. Since the
war, this alliance has been
strengthened by an offensive and
defensive .policy.?" If "British Columbians exclude Japanese from
their* province it will cause a
breach in.the friendly feelings existing now/between Japan and'
Great Britain. Therefore, the British Asiatics must be sacrificed to
the pacification of the Anglo-Saxons    and   to , the altar of Anglo-
MR
PASSES ON
A Notable figure in Orange
Association—End Came in
sonment for that, and the hon. ! Japanese friendly relations. But
premier, surely would not ad- jit is not only the British Asiatics
vise men to break the laws. For '.that are sacrificed. The British
two hours and a half while the jColumbian Anglo-Saxons are of-
speeches and songs were being ren- j;fered up on the same altar and
dered the Fernie audience gave'] also to the altar of capitalism, for
splendid attention and order.     A ithe Japanese are still allowed   to
more orderly collection of people
I have never seen, and this was
remarked upon several times joy
the chairman. At the conclusion
of the addresses a Socialist asked
permission to question the premier
A reply from „the chair was that
if any person' or persons wishing
to ask questions would wait and
come up on the platform after the
meeting the hon. premier would be
most pleased 'to answer them.
This " did not suit the' Socialist,
party, however,. They wanted the
ojuestions and answers' to reach
the ears of the assembled public.
The people of Fernie proved themselves to be fair minded. Conservatives, liberals and socialists
alike clapped the proposition ' and
the request was acceded. One,question put to the premier referred to
an increased compensation act.
The premier replied that when the
bill was before the house,, he gave
it his support. • Well what about
the rest of his supporters, the conservative members? Why wasn't
the bill passed? The next question referred to a bi-weekly pay for
the miners. The premier answered
that he was not'disposed to inter-:
fere with the matter,' as He considered it one'to be decided between
the employers and employees. The
question is this: "Is the request
for, a fortnightly pay a just one?"
Tf'""n^t~tl4^^mattTr~is"J^at"isfa^toTily"'
settled. "If it is" then as'the
company refuse this just request,
it should be enforced by law. The
hon. premier should be forced to-
decide either in favor of the employers or employees. He doesn't
want to do either. If he-' decides
in favor of the'employees be will
lose the employers support and visa versa. This proves that.the interest of the capitalists and working classes must clash and that one
man cannot work in the interests
of both, Therefore, there is only
one thing to do, "put in your
own representative to look after
your own interests, Another of the
questions put was "What are your
views on tho emigration question?" This question, understand,
did not specify any particular
emigration, whether Anglo-Saxon,
Asiatic or other foreign and therefore gave the promier an opportunity to dodge. Ho availed himself of this opportunity and in his
reply only alluded to two hundred
Anglo-Saxons brought oft from
the old country by tho Salvation.
Army. The hon. premier knows
that that was not tho point at
issue and should have answered in
a straight forward manner on
omigration in general and Asiatic
in particular, that being-the most
important factor in British Columbian politics today from tho
standpoint of an auditmco oi thu,
workingmen such as were assembled to
house,
emigrate to this province and cut
the prices. I say, that, a govern-,
ment that will-sacrifice its subjects to maintain a friendly feeling
with an Asiatic nation, is rotten;
rotten to the core.. In regards to
the Chinese question, I may state
that Great Britain fox a considerable time past, has been trying,
through the good, auspices of Japan to obtain valuable tradfe concessions from,China and that if
we should exclude these Chinamen,
these concessions as you'may be
sure, would not be granted. Therefore,-British' Columbians have to
be cat's paws' for" British" commercial enterprise. We get the burns
and, have to suffer that- British
capitalists* may get the dollars
and ' smile „' complacently at our
simplicity. Are the working men
never going to wake up? Are they
going to again elect the capitalist' tools to power?
FOREST PROTECTION
Why are British Asiatic*, (Hin*
dooH) absolutely excluded from
British territory (B. C.) and the
foroifj-n ABiaticH (Japanese and
ChiiiPMc) '.till allowt-d to come in?
The Groat Northern Railway com-
pany with tho benevolent, and I
might almost say saintly Jim Hill
as its president, tht» mill owner**,
Kyndk'atcfl and othor capitalistic
: own unpopular department, as ho j agendo*, ■ through their influence
termed it,   Wise man, the Attor- 1 wuh iu«* jm-At-j.* guvrjim..-.'...,   ii.*
ney General, i-.wi him agnui. lit.
has some sense anyway, Tlio last,
but not least, was the Hon, Premier McBride. In his addrosH he
nt a ted that there was work for ail
who were willing. "Go out in the
woods and chop down trees," he
advised, He forgot to advise us
what to do with them when we
had them chopped down, and even
supposing wt found n^eans of haul*
ing and selling them, what would
the •"•yovernment say to us for
chopping:" down trees without pos-
seuiring timber rigbtsf He didn't
say so, but maybe h* meant us to
l- Before the advent of the railway
a beautiful-green forest; after the
railway is built, only a blackened
waste.       ■'.,.„' °
Such has often been the- case,
during the construction of a rail-
,wa.y.;_that~there-is«no".necessit""-—for-
such, to happen has been proved
by actual experience. The Canada
Atlantic Railway runs through
what .was one of the most valuable pineries in Canada. The
builder, John R. Booth, ,was himself a lumberman of long experience, 'and he placed on his contractors restrictions as to" burning
brush and setting fires generally,
such that no forest fire of importance occurred in the whole course
of tho building of the railway. In
the building of the Temiskaming
and Northern Ontario railway,
too, serious forest fires have been
conspicuous by their absence, by
reason of 'continual and watchful
patrolling of the lino; and this,
notwithstanding tho fact that the
road runs through somo, tracts of
timber of the greatest value. .
-During tho constraction of the
j Canadian Pacific Railway and other railways unfortunately similar
vigilance has not been'exercised,
and wo find that along that line
many serious fires took place, To
this,y more than to all other
causes, is due tho ,fact that the
whole country from Nipigon, Cnt.,
west to within a short distance to
the oast of Winnipeg has boon
burnt ovor—to say nothing of
many tracts in the Rockies, covered, until tho railway woh built,
with ono of tho finest forests in
the world. In 1809 there was . a
solid forest stretching from Nipi-
hear him'   at  the  opera   E°**> westward to nearly Winnipeg,
Partially burnt, at tlie timo of tho
passage of tho troop-* to Huppross
the first Roil rebellion, railway
construction in 1882-84 'complotcd
thn construction;' though ovon in
1884 ono could walk a hundrod
miles enHt of Lako Superior in
unbumt fori'Rt,
The buildlnj*; of tho Grand Trunk
Pacific furnishos .tho greatest problem of tlio present in forest pro*
tectioiii Both in the eastern soction nnd in that now lining constructed westward from Edmonton much danger from flro must
bo guarded against, Tho authority of New Brunswick have conferred with the Dominion -.iit.hoH-
tios an to tho taking of stops to
puard against tho nutting, of forest
fires during the building of the
road in that province, where some
very valuablo tracts of timbered
nm trnventrrl bv fn-i r)i>bt of w\v
and arrangement's have now been
made for a patrol of tho lined
this summer. Patrol of the G.T,
P. west of Edmonton, Alta., has
also been arranged and j* now in
operation,
Last week at Vancouver where he
had only a few months previously
taken up his;residence, there passed away one'of the foremost "men
in the Dominion -'of Canada, Major '
Steward Mulvey.
' Major Mulvey was especially
well known in Manitoba,', and in
connection with the Orange association, be being- an ardent and
consistent equal righter. He came'
into Manitoba as an officer of
Gen.-Wolseley', and was a resident
of that province until last autumn
when he retired to Vancouver, as
his friends fondly hoped, to live
for many years. He founded the
first Orange' Hodge in Manitoba
and held the Grand Master's gavel
for several years, in fact was not
only looked up to as the father of
Orangism in the province but ' as
the friend" and counsellor of a
large number of the Orangemen of
Manitoba. To his influence., was
largely due the school act.introduced by the Hon. Jos. Martin,
and which in its original form
was much prited in Manitoba.
Major Mulvey was sec-treasurer
of the Winnipeg School Board until he retired to reside in Vancouver, he was amongst other matters president of the Irish Protestant Benevolent Society of Xanij.
toba, and'prominent in many circles; to show the" major's. character, many years ago he had collected a fund towards building an
Orange Hall in * Winnipeg, but
there, occurring an outbreak of
fever, he joined hands with the
Catholic clergymen and jointly
disbursed the fund to assist the
fever' stricken people, in fact the
charitable organisation set in motion then, resulted in the founding
of the Winnipeg General'hospital,,
which-' has. done such b me A1.: cnt
work since.       ' - -
, * There was a public funeral accorded the deceased in Vancouver,
attended' by prominent • men of all
classes, when the honored remains
SANDON
My last' report written' a week
ago has just returned from "the
dead letter office through an oversight bn my part in' mailing - it
with an American stamp which. I
had in my pocket.with others.
I, enclose same1-with" this report.
We. had the pleasure- of a brief
visit from one of your-.townsmen
a. Mr. HcXn'tyre, who purchased
some1 goods -consisting of barber
shqp . fixtures,, and other articles,
which ' had been .saved from the
Balmoral hotel which was burned
down some eighteen months' ago.
Victoria, day was- not a very
pleasant- affair to the many who
assembled to .celebrate in our
neighboring cities. The most not-
worthy affair was the double hand
drilling contest in Kaslo which'
was won by Erickson and McGil-
livery of- Silverton with a record
of; 49$ inches. Johns,'and De.nue
of Rossland were second with, 45
inches and McKenzie and Johnson
41$ inches.' Erickson also won in
the single, contest with 14$, Johnson second with 14 3-16, Dunphy,
11 3-16 and McGillivery ,11}.
In football Nelson had a walk'
away with Kaslo and Trail out-,
did Nelson at the same game. I
see by late reports from Rossland
that the Hon. President' of Rossland Miners Union Mr. Scott, has
come to. the conclusion1, fhat the
Conservative party and1 platform
are what the laboring ci, ssea
want.   Hully nit.
Things are still quiet in t'n?'s old
burg.. NothEng new except a few
men who have started :>n a .•■ro-,
perty known as the Grey Copper.
I must state with some pride
that the Socialist local of Sandon
has started in the right path, the
same being in" the starting of a "library- of several volumes from the
leading authorities on Socialism.
We learn Mr. Davidson -*<; going
to return.from his duties in.*./las-
ka in a few days and" xpost his
stay there will be very inturi'f.t'-ng
reading.
W. J, Wriglesworth, D. D. S.
Office H0UR5i-   •   8 Soto 12 a. m. 1 to 5 p. m
■ 8.80 ton p.m. ,
. Office in A'ex, L ifc's Biouk
over Sims'  Bakers*.
FERNIE,
B. 0
M. A. KASTNER
I,.    *, , 1
Insurance and .Customs Broker
Crow's   Nest "'Tradinp'"Co.
■y '      Fernie, B. C.    ,
Block.
L.   P.   Eckstein
Baekibter-at-Law,- Solicitor
KgoeU 1 &'S. Henderson block.  Fernie.
fl. Kerr & Col
Contractors and Builders;
'," Ptau,: Specifications a\nd E»tl-
taaiu* fnrni»b«d on application.
Plent-f   of .GOOD   DBY'LUM-
BBR ON HAND.   '
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AnUtcet - ud S*aperiBtena*Bi
»   . v-u -JBPw >t ladMf y»
BAKEtt ST. FERNIE,; B.  C ,
AMALQAnATED   SOCIETY   OP
CARPENTERS "AND \ vJOINERS-
meets in the Miners' Hall every
,  alternate.Thursday at 8 p.m^     ,~
B.C.   L. SNOW.rPres.      v'  .   .  E. DICKER, See.
■   ■] *'•-' l'- - '..*-;-.t>.-..     -4,   „-•
Jf^Barbeiy l.d.s., d.d.s.,
GENTIST
1      ,  ■*■;■,*; '.* "   '•    '3.     :•
L   T. W   -Block,' "oppi»ite  the   Bank
'       '    Office hours—8n.m 10 xj>.m.        „
ASIATIC LABOR
F. C. li'AWE  * \   ALEX. I. FISHER," B. A.
Latoe\& Fisher
BARRISTERS ]S0LIC1T0RS, ETC.
Crow's   Nest    Trading   Co.    Block,
Fernie. B. C.     ,
■'   ■    -   "l      '   . '      -       \
W. B. *KB8.K.O.
' J. 8. T. ALKXANDI
W.a.:C0iVNELL   ,
Builder and Contractor '.
Estimated cheerfully given and work:
promptly executed to'the satis-
,., faction of our customers.. ■   ,
CREE    &    MOFFAT
Townsite  A-rento.
Fernie and Hosmer
Fire, Lite & Accident Insurance
Ross & Alexander
BARRISTERS.   SOLICITORS,
.   FERNIE. B. C.
ETC
OfBoe tn L. T. iV. Block, Victor*.* Atbdm,
were shipped to' Winnipeg for' burial. On arrival' in Winnipeg the
remains were first taken to the
home of his son.- Capt. J. il. Mulvey on River Avenue, Fort "Rouge,
afterwards they were laid in state
in the City Hall to enable his
many-friends and admirers to,'tret
a last gjlimpse at the beloved fuce
of their deceased chief and friend.
There was a public funeral held
from the City Hall, Winnipeg, to
the cemetery on Sunday last.
Amongst the pall . bearers were
Premier Itoblin, Mayor Ashdown,
J. A, McKerchar and D, A. Ross
(representing Winnipeg school
poard,) W., M. Conolly, Grand
Secretary Orange Association; T.
J. Noble, Deputy Grand Master
Orange Association; also Col.
Scott, Past Grand Master' Orange
Association, Goo. Maxwell, Jas.
Willough"by, George- Mc'Cord, Jos..
Young, Past Grand Master Orange
Association; Frank Shultz, Past
Grand Master,
Tho Winnipeg Free Press" says:'
The late Mayor Steward Mulvey
was accorded a funeral noteworthy of a soldior and a man, All
e]asses of tho community turned
out to do him a last honor, nnd
tho cortege was ono of the largest
over soon in tlio history of Winnipeg, Tho streets woro crowded
along    the     route of tho funeral,
State of Ohio, City of Toledo, '
Lucas County, •
Frank 'J. Cheney makes' oath that he
is a,senior partner ofthe firm of P. il.
Cheney -& Co., doing business in. the city
of. ,Tolcdo, county and state aforesaid,
and that- said firm will pay tho sum _of
one - hundred dollars for each and every
case of catarrh .that cannot be cured by
the use of Hall's Catarrh Cure. ,, . '• "
', Frank J. ' Cheney.
Sworn to before ihe and subscribed in
my prf-'seiico tliis sixth day of December,
A.D.,  1886. - ' ' -.     ■
(Seal)'    A.  W.   Gleason, .Notary  Public.
Hall's  Catarrh  Cure is taken internal-
,ly, and acts    on the blood and  mucous
surfaces  of  the  system.   Send  for testimonials, free. ,    ,  -
IT.   il-   •l"'?-.-.;'"   f:. (?*•*     Tf'*'''!'?. O
Sold by nil druggists, 75 cents.     '. ■.-,
Take'Hall's  family pills for" constipation. •-.'.''
COAL MINERS'IXAMINATION
Tho 13,'C. Gazette^says; That'examinations will bo held for flrst,' second and
third class certificates of competency
under th-s provlsioos of the '.'Coal Mines
Regulation ' Act,", at Nanalnio, Fernio
and Cumberland,'bn Juno 16, 17 and 18,
1008', and for tlio socond and third class
certificates af competency at, Coutleo, on
Juno 10 oliul 17, 1008, commencing at
nine o'clock in the forenoon,.
Tho subjects will bo as follows:
First Class Candidates—
Mining net and special rules,',
Mino gnses,
Ventilation
'leiionil  work,
Mine machinery.    .
Survoying.
Second Class Cnndidntos—
Mining net and special rules,
Mine gnses,
Veiitilatlloii
(lenornl  work,,
Third   (JltiKH   Uiiniliiliili'H—
.'Mining net nnd N|iecinl rtilos,
SI Ine prist's mill gciioi'iii work,
Application imiKt lio niiulo to tlio un-
iloi-filidicil not luti'i* tlmn Juno ,.*>, lOOfc,,
iKCoiiipunleil by tlin stiuutory foo ns follows:
Hy nn iippllei.nt for Flrnt UIohh K-..
iini'lniUloii,  Ii>ii ilolhu'N,
H,V   nil   iippllciint for Sccoml Clnss   V,\.
iiiiiliintion, lpn ilollni'N,
' H.v nn npi-lit-nnt for Tlili'il Clus.1.    Kx.
Miniiiiitlmi, lU-i' (Inlliini,
Tlio nppIIcntloiiH muni 1.0 ncconiimnli'il'
hy    tPHll'iiinnlnlK    mill    nvMoin-c   htntlnpt
from   the city hall to Rherhrookf
iitrnot,  and among thoso on    the j,lml"
sidewalk woro many old friends 'of I   *■••*
the deceased,   From all parts   "of
the   province    c«nio   old porsonal
fi'irnds,   pioneer   comrados   of the   l" nt lni»»t twonty-iivn years 0f tige.
early days and follow oflicers and i   (!>) H   « cnmllilnta for Hncnn.1   uiivm
momhorn of tho Loyal Orango An- ! ",l1'* '"' ••l,H '"", "t ,0MK*- •1vo ."'"''h' ox
f n uiinillilntn for Tli'M. CIiikh that
Im Ik a lliiiihh •Mihjc.a nml thnt hu Iiiih
nt Joust ilvn yonm' ixp'Tlpnco in oi* nl;o»t
tho practical  work of n conl'.-nliiB, niul
socifttlon.
J:.-.tJ the A.Uai.,.'.'. lu i'c.jji- ti,*
British Columbia in onl.-r to
break the proud spirits of the An*
glo-Saxon working men und to
force down waf;ns on Asiatic competition in tni* Jiibor uiHrxtt. Tne
ultimate result of which would he
that ths Anglo-Saxons would Im
forced "to Hvo in hoveln and feed
on rice and other abominable eon*
eoetiom, a* the Aii&tici do, or
Htarve, A few months ago riotit
occurred in Vancouver and alone;
tha we*tern coa*t. How icrioui
thJaite were, perhaps few of you re*
cognise, but the McBride adrninU-
HAVE FINALtY
DECIDED TO BUILD
Winnipeg-, Juno ft—Tho Great
Northern han docldocl to extend its
Ci-ow'h Sent Southern Una from
Foniie aiid Michel to, Calgary. The
lino now runi-i from Ontewnv to
Michel, a distance of 73 mileg.
I'dili-nio 'In or nliniit tlio iirncilcnl   work*
In*; of 11 i'l-nil mino.
(c) If n f-iiiidlilnta for Third clnH»,
Unit lio lim* Imd nt IouhI tlnoo ycnr»'
oxporlowo In or' nhont tlm imictlcar
workliii* nf 11 rniil mino.
Id) A, ciinilldnto for (l cortl/lento of
(JniiiimiPiicy un mnnnifor, Overman, n'llft.
Iiiihk, liroliiiNH, nr Hhntligliter, t.liull produce u lurtlilciitu fjoin a duly (|Unliflod
ini'ilk'nl priKM.illoiini* nIiowImk Dint ho lias
dikcn ncoiirNii In .ninli'iliinco worlf fitting
Intm. Hid wiliI riiiiillilutd, In ulvo t,|il to
pccfonH liijiirml In conl iniuinp; nporn*
I Innii,
Uy onlnr of ilie<(|>r»r.r.l„
i iwV.-4l4l.-i   il,  ,-)iu,riii,Hi/,
' BrfrMpry.
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BARRISTER,    SOLICITOR, , ETC.
Henderson Block   Fernie
;  MARSHALL & ROSS
BUILDERS   AND  CONTRACTORS
Plans arid Eitfraates,furnished.
Jobbing.   Sash and Doorn.
Builder's Stairwork a 'Specialty
*   . Satitfaction guaranteed.
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".Union labor
T. A. AMBROSE
Succeutor to J ,W. H. Terry
Employ ment and
Real Estate Office-
All  classes  of men  ,
Bushmen,   Lumbermen   &
Teamsters
S
Sewer,
Contractor
Excavations  taken" out, etc-'
J.TURNER
Electrician
All work guaranteed
Victoria Ave. Fernie, B. C,
Fit for a King
Thn ini'iiti* 'hin. \i'ii ln'.v
Irom us iuv Hi. tin* 11 kirn.',
■Vu M'll  iHi'lniiir Unit is
11* at.   fill*   htiht,   lllllt   iS   W||\
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ui(v slam Mil* ini't bv m
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niirl prnmpt. hfii'vlcn
Calgary Cattle Co,
Reasonable   Rates
Cox. Street
Phones,94  and   147.    P. O.  Box 417-*
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DAIRY
Fresh   Milk
Delivered to nil parts ofthe town
Gorrie Bros., props.
60  YEARS'*,
NOTICE;
Hi) who Ir, a »)nvi) to any p**.)!U**»l
party I* 11 nt. living up to th* lilgJi prl*
vll«-((rt of ••.trlotUm,
BULLEH    1$    DEAD. '
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London,   June    4—General    Kir 1
Henry   Sedyers   Buller,     who has
been ill is dead.   He waa born in
1830,
(General Duller ww in command
of the BritUh toree$ in South AN
riea nt the beginnisg of the Boor
war, end tuffered crushing defenta
before command was given to
Roberta.)
 0	
Bubieribe lor the Dittrict Lodger,
Notice is hereby given that 30
days after date I intend to apply
to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and' Works for a license
to prospect for coal and petroleum
on the following lands situate in
thu, dibuict ot tiouueatit M.ootvn*
ny, "flrltl-.h  Columbia, Work 4S03.
Commencing at a post planted
at or near b miles east of 85 mile
post of present C.P.R, survey ad*
Joining block 4503 on the west,
and beine; the S, W, corner post
oi i'red -E. (Joodall's claim, thence*
south 80 chains) thence east
80 chains; thence north 80 chains;
to point of commencement making
040 acres more or less,
Located this 3rd day of Decern*
ber, 1D0T. .      ■
Harry Couillard, Witness
W. E, Coatee. Jr,   Ag«nt
Fred 33. Goodall, Locator.
Commencing at a post planted
at or near 5 milts east of 85 mil*
post of present CT.JL, surrey ad-
TRADC MARK*
MEOK'.tli
OOPVniGHTti Ac-
Anyone ncnrtlna n tUotoli nnd dnncrliiii.'.ir nny-
oufciily uft^ortrim ouroplnlnn.fioo«liCi!ii*r »n-
lVv(ii»il*in iuprobni>lrjii»tQ'itn*l!-*j,C''i*,ii!iiiiil"",.
tlonirtrigtl.Ttr.iiiiilcntriil, IIAIIDuOOIfoiH'iiKiiin
anil*,fico, Uliluut iiiKiiityiurvomu'ij.u ;iuout»,
I'ntiji'.ts t.iliou tliromili Muiii. t C3, (SCC'lvc
elal titiMc*, without clir.nio, Ju    '
»|»«
itlni
 tw{l«, without iilmnio,	
Aluindtimioi)* Uluitri-itiu] trooMf. LotshM iii*.
oulHtlpuol any iclontldn joimiiil, 'iurcp i'or
Ci'imilii, pSbe your, jo»tu«o propuld,   bold \>r
ilK'srrJaW
joining blook 4503 on tho wost.
and being the S, W. corner post
of Mrs. Mary E, Goodall claim;
thence north 80 chains;" thonco
oast 80 chain*-:; thence south 80
chains; thence west 80 chains; to
a point of commencement, making
040 acres moro or loss,
Locatod this 3rd day of Bocem-
Ui, 1007.
Jlnrry Cou-fllnrd.Wltacsj.
W, E, Coates, Jr, Agont
• Mrs, Mary E, Goodall, Locator,
Commencing at a post planted
at or near a point 1 mile oast of
tho 25 milo post of present ItC.P.
E. hvwvuiy adjoinicag iJiottK 4bi>A
on the west, and beining the S. E,
comer post of Leonard W, Baker
claim; thence north 80 chains -,
thence, west 80 chainB; thence south.
80 chains; thence east 80 chains
to a point of commencement making 040 aeres more or less,
Located  this    13th day of November, 1007,
G. p. U, Cole-man, Wltnea**
W. E, Coates, Jr. Agent '
Laonard W, Baker, Locator-
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DISTRICT"  LEDGER,'    FERNIE,   B. C, JUNE 6, 1908.
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than noon on
Wednesday
.WHAT   SOCIALISM   MEANS
"Being continually asked by
•those who have not as yet affiliated themselves with the Socialistic
•movement, "What would be -. the
-change under Socialism," the
"writer will give here in as concise
•■a way as possible the change that
■would be brought about by
Socialism.' "      -
"First of all the present capitalistic system gives' the legal owners the . power to say who shall
work and what he or she shall receive. They don't take' into consid-
'eration the fact,that man can't live
"without food, fuel, clothing1, and
•shelter. He should be entitled to
a home,  to  have pictures, books,
-.music,-literature, aiid be,, able ;to
attend places' of amusement ' so'
_at his views may not be limited
-amd-his knowledge meagre. ; The'
owners do not see why man "their
slaves" should do aught but toil
for them, and.in return receive   a
, pittance, the mere crumbs from his
table."1 This is the'capitalistic pic-'
ture. -'
The Socialists however, take issue from this "beautiful capitali-
istic picture," and claim! that
those - who  do  the. world's work
, .should themselves manage the
tvrsr- they,do. Their contention is
•that all men and women would
■ihext have an equal opportunity
to become workers, with of course
• eq-ual voice in the, management of
-the .. various industries,. and an
-equal division of the products   of
. 'their toil. This system..woiAd „ do
.away, with the private, appropria-
 : -. 1—
, .. i
placed in a position like the honorable gentleman, seems to be,'that
he is afraid to speak on either! side
it is surely an indication that the
men representing ther.jworkers who
will not be afraid' to speak for
them, should be in the position
the honorable gentleman now occupies. „-. - •
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■>.   .OPPORTUNE   TIMES
_. tion of the products of the work-
«ers, and naturally wipe out     the
,_toyertyof the many,- whioh-would.
Jesuit in  the total disappearance
.■of despotism. .    ,
.This is not anarchy, as some try
to   dub   Socialism.    It     is not a
•"soap box" fad     as others think
and.sneeringly remark. It is justice
-and.the fact that such highly educated . people and. blue bloods of
.England    and   the     continent as
Xady Henry Somerset,  the Grand*
Duke Ernest, Ruler of Hesse;   the
Duchess   of Sutherland,    Coitatess
,  Russell", . Lord   Russell,, the Hon,
"Van Herbert, the Countess of War*
•wick,  the Duchess of Manchester,
^Professor Ferrari, the Marquis   do
"JJalleyrand-Perigord,' Due de dino;
<of Trance;   Prince .Victor Nakach*
-iidze bearer of one of the .most il*
lustrious names in the history „,of
Hussia,   Prince   BaBsina   of Italy,
■and  scores  more that could     be
mentioned are all ardent admirers
of ths doctrines of Socialism  goes
to prove that it has got beyond
the initial stage and will soon be
'the only platform from which free*
<dom from capitalism will bo dispensed.   Moro anon.
0,   "   ' '      '
GET  BUSY
-Judging" from tho visit of the
■promior and the, other honorable
. gentlemen it would seem that an
©lection wan going, to tako place
in tho noar future, The attitude of
the aforesaid gentlemen as outlined in Another column, would indicate that it is up to the Socialists
to get bv'isy at once and be sure
to put their man in here, as the
tin.en are certainly ripe for an im*
modiato change.   When a man   is
The Chicago Socialist in speaking of Eugene V. Debs for president, by the Socialist convention
in Chicago, claims that suoh an
opportunity, as has never before
come to the Socialists. of. this or
any other country now lies before
the'Socialist party in the "United
States. The election comes at- a
time ■ when capitalism is broken
down, and when labor unions are
being' forced .' by ' conditions to
abandon the principle of "no pol-,
itics -in the unions."' Neither Mr.
Gompers, ,the Independence League
nor either of the two old "capitalist parties" are able to help labor
in its' present crisis." But the Socialists appealing to the recognition of the existence of, a class
struggle, and pointing, out the
only way of ending, that struggle,
go into .this campaign at "a time
when that struggle has reached.'a
sharpness and brutality as has.
never before been known.'
- The success, of Socialism in the
Tlnited States which seems assured
wili   have   a wonderful-effect     in
Canada and the. continent.
o "
CAPITAL AND PRIMITIVE LABOR
The paving of Main street at
the present time illustrates ' the
manner in" which Capitalism     is
displacing    the     more    primitive
kinds, of lafror    and substituting
for hand labor that of the machine.   The  cement  mixers and, distributors manned by about'forty
men   displaces   at least two hundred.   This is a good example   to
show how the* owners of the machines grow rich while the   workers
are allowed to   starve when thiey
cannot , be employed   at a profit.
The American Labor Bulletin No.
54 supplies us with some fitrther
samples,   Under tho old hand method it took 118 hours to make a
landslide   plow;   today   with  the
machine it is made in four   hours
labor time.   The hand made   fine
shoos, ten   pair, men's, were produced   Iby    our    fathers in 223.5
hours, now they are produced' in
29,66 hours,   Butter, 500    pounds
in tubs 1.25 hours; now in tho factory 12.50 hours. ' Our fathers got
their board and keep and we, who
are lucky enough to got a job, got
our board and keep, nothing more,
But   the owners of the machines,
Why   Solomom   in   all his glory
was not. arrayed like one of these.
—Winnipeg Voice,
'0". -■  '
REVOLUTIONARY  PROGRAM
i
Tho convontlon of the Socialist
party of the United States has
met and separated, Thoy affirmed
tho revolutionary working class
program, the class struggle and
politic notion in their platform
and put forward a list of present
domands. Tho Democratic party,
or tho Populists could canity ac*
cept the demands ' and have on
more than one occasion incorporated them in their platform along
the action of the comrades where
ever they have a chance to fight
for palliative measures that would
help the workers,'taken together,
will be more likely to preserve the
movement" in the lines of positive
action towards the specific aim in
which Socialists in all countries
have in common, the abolition, of
the wage system and. the1 abolition,
of the "capitalistic, anarchistic system  . ^of   -production.—-Winnipeg
Voice; - (,-,..   "_. '., .„
 q-'    *  ,■■-•'
SOCIALISM   THAT   KILLS
i •• ■ .
In opening a mass meeting * in
Chicago" in the interests    of    the
Socialistic candidates for President
and vice, president of the    United
States    Wm.  D. .Haywood,    quite
recently  found  not  guilty  of  the
oharge of being an accessory    to
the,murder of ex-governor Steun-
enburg   of   Idaho,   let loose     the
following:
"To h  with the courts.     To
h      with     the decisions of the
court's. Injunction's should be disobeyed and ignored and trampled
in the dust. Supreme court justices -are endowed with sweetbreads instead of brains. The
same coward who called me an
undesirable citizen shot Spaniards
ih the back:"   ■
This sort .of-, doctrine will win
no converts to Socialism. It, savors quite too much of anarchy.
The difference" between these two
beliefs is worldwide, yet Socialists are wholly to blame ii in the
average man's mind they are often confused.
If Socialism is ever to make any
great advance it must come by
argument and not'by vicious attack. Profane abuse of the courts
and of the country and of the
learned-men who sit on the bench
■0
will not shake the faith of the
people in the judiciary,
1 The law of injunction has often
been abused,, . and workingmen.
have frequently suffered thereby,
but they- will not find relief in
demagogues of the Haywood sort.
Labor leaders such as Samuel
Gompers, who have devoted their
"their~lives~to~pointin'g_the—Tight"
path,to .their followers, see in the
signs of the times many of the reforms for which they have   fought
in a sane manner,
o ■
In the attack upon the president
which appears to have been wholly out of place, Haywood, in the
minds of many, has only emphasised the truth of the words of
the "coward" he so viciously criticises,
The Western Federation of Miners did a. sane and patriotic thing
when they, forced Haywood out of
position in the organisation,—
Denver Times. . «
«———o
things* go. ..The' sense of-'property
in such . things.is almost.instinctive:, my little boys of, five and
three have the keenest sense ' of
mine;'ahd .(almost if not quite vividly) ' thine, in the matter oi toys
and garments".--.The disposition of
modern Socialism' is;certainly no
more to override these natural tendencies than it is to fly in the face
of human nature in regard to the
home."
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flRSTFAMP
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Toronto'.ifews:. Every boy and
every young man in the country
should have placed fin his hands
the letter written by, the unfortunate deputy -surveyor-general of
New Brunswick just before he took
his own life. "I cannot face the
publicity of my defalcation, as it
will be. styled, and could not endure the regret and pity of my
friends, and the scorn and blame'
of my enemies.' For some time I
have, known that this.must'come
to an,.end, and you can imagine
what my life has been with this
hanging over nie, and I cannot
endure it longer. If, in the goodness of your hearts, you' and
your colleagues • can do anything
for my wife, for God's sake do it,
and not let her starve." „••    ■
These are the last words of one
highly placed and highly respected J
in the -community—of a 'man evidently possessed of fine sensibilities. Years ago he took his first
false' step, probatory in speculation
and he was never able to extricate
himself. Few defaulters start out
with the deliberate intention of
stealing. They practice'self deception in telling themselves that
they are only "borrowing" trust
funds which they will shortly repay. _ Soon they . find themselves
deeply involved, plunge wildly,
in the vain effort to free themselves, and at each" plunge only sink_
deeper into the mire.- The dead
civil servant would have done better in every way to stay and .face
his punishment like a man. But
the moral of the whole sad story
is that- he was never free after he
made the first false step.
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"Let the Bank do your bookkeeping.    Deposit your
cash-with the Bank and pay your  bills, by check.'
The   check   is a   receipt.    If at   the  end   of the
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Piling, Moulding, Laths,
Shingles and Ties..
Mr. Goorge Allen, England, writ*
ing in the '•Review.of Reviews,"
says that the Socialist party is
far and away the largest political
unit; not only of to-day but of
any time.
*   *   *
The Socialist movement grows
with comparative stoadiness, and
never' loses any ground once gained, Persecution has never had
any othor effect on tho movement
but to immensely stimulate its
growth.
u?FiciCe.5
CREAM
BAKINGPOWDER
Atom, No Phosphate of Lime
i^J.
Socialism has grown despite tho
most persistent, far reaching, and
unscrupulous opposition that the
world's     ruling classes havo been
able to devise,
•   *   *
The plans of labor unionism and
tho plans of Socialism differ only
as the plans of a Anal campaign
might bo expected to differ from
an earlier battle in the same gen-
oral warfare.
«   *   •
Evory unionist should be a mem.
ber of tho Socialist party.   Why?
Bocauso unionism has fought   tho
battles of labor till within a day's
Journey of tho Anal victory,    and
the unionist ought to fall in line
for this Anal fight for the toll pos.
seHsion and the free use of     the
moans of producing tho means   of
life,
*   *   •
Whon Socialism comes, tho tax
collector, the corporation, the pro*
feBNionnl  poHtieinn  nnrl thr, "two
I dollar'? voter will all disappoar.
• • •
Socialism will bar. from income
those who are able bodied and
render no service, and will so or*
r*anise industry ns to mtve the
waste involved in capitalism. Tbo
workers may have equal incomes
at ono time and unequal at an*
other. The joint workers will de*
ten-nine themselves how they will
divide their joint profit,
• *   •
The following passage by Mr.
Wells might be echoed from for*
elgn writers: «*Every adult nowa*
days has private property in bis
or her own person, in clothes, in
such personal implements as hand
tools, ui a bicycle or a cricket
bat or golf sticks. In quite the
same sense would he have it under
Socialism, io far as the s»U name
NO NEED OF SUFFERING FROM
RHEUMATISM.'
It is a mistake to allow rheumatism to <■ become chronic, as the
pain can always be' relieved, and
in most cases a" cure effected by
applying Chamberlain's Pain Balm
The relief from pain which it affords is , alone worth many times
its cost. It makes sleep and rest
possible. Even in cases of long
standing this liniment should be
used on account of the relief which
it affords. 25 and 50 cent sizes
for sale by all druggists.
A SCREW LOOSE
Montreal, June •*&—-The vibration
of an engine which .was situated
near a badly screwed pipe connected with the sprinkler in a building
on Notre Dame street, occupied by
Lamontagne, Ltd., wholesale harness manufacturers, was responsible for much damagu being done
on tho premises,
. Tho continued vibration workod
tho screw loose and tho water
rushed out of the pipe, Aooding 6
Aoors of tho establishment,
The damage will run into thousands of dollars,
AROUND THE WORLD
ON FOOT TOR $5,000
Vienna, June 4—.Anton Hauslian
a Viennese, who in consequence of
a bet, started on September 18th,
1000, to mako the tour of the
world pushing a light cart containing his wife and child, return*
ed to Vienna on Wednesday, having completed his task.
During his seven y*ars' wanderings Hauslian walkod 31,260
miles, hin dnily average being 12
miles. His equipment, which com*
prised a tent and cooking ulemsila
weighed 400 lbs, During his ttip
he wore out IO. pair ot i>oots and
look 1&0Q phowOgiApUt,
Ho traversed Europe, America,
Australia, and China, and got in*
to troublo during the Runnc*.'ap*
nnfse wnr. narrowly esenph.f* being shot as a spy. Thu excitement
caused by this incident caused his
wife to suffer from a nervous at*
tack, which Anally resulted' last
year in her death,
Hauslian's most trying time
was in Arizonrt, where he saw no
hah-*■••• for nix dnyn, <\nA h*d no
water for four. He returned in
good health, but owing to the
d-atith of his wife he receives only
£1,000.
•VlluUWi V.u ail*.iit.i a., tukkUt>« i.ii*»-
j [M-i|*r ii-ai-i to try the \eie\tx\i9 diet.
i He ivight io Unow UuU nownimtir .nun
; 1.11ri%«j on romtn,
, NOTICE; '
NJotice is heteby given that" 30
days after date I intend to , apply to the Hon.-Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for. a license to' prospect' for coal and
petroleum on the following des*
cribed. lands. situated in the Fla*-
head Block 4593, district of south
east Kootenay, province of British Colmmbia.
1 Commencing at a post situated at. the north east comer of
lot 1908, -group 1,
thence east 80 chains,
thence north 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains,
thence south 80t chains,
to    the    place of commencement,
containing 640 acres more or less.
Dated this 15th day of April, 1908
Gus Beckon, Locator.
D, A. Cate, Witness
R, McGregor, Agent.
2 Commencing at a post situated at or near the south east corner of lot 1908,'group 1,
, thence east 80 chains,
thence north 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains,
thence south 80 chains,
to   the    place of commencement,
containing 640 acres more or less.
Datod this 15th day of April, 1908
D. A. Cate, Locator.
D. A. Cato,   Agent.
R. McGregor, Witness
3 Commencing at a post sltuat-
ed one mile east of the south eaJt
corner of lot 1908, group 1    and
at the south eaot corner of D, A. j
Gate's claim,
*  thence oast 80 chains,,
thence north 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains,
thence south 80 chains,
to    the    placo of commencement,
containing 640 acres more or Iosb.
Datod this 15th day of April, 1008
Agness Anderson, Locator
D. A, Cate,   Agent.
R. McGregor, Witness
4 Commencing at a post situated at the south east corner of lot
8363, group 1,
thonco south 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains,
thonce north 80 chains,   "
thence oast 80 chains,
to    the    place of commencement,
containing 640 acros moro or lass.
Dated this 16th day of April, 1908
R. McGregor, Locator,
D, A, Gate,
R. McGregor,
i Telephone Poles a Specialty
5 Commencing at a post situate-
ed one mile east,of the south oast.
corner of lot 8363,
thence south 80 chains,
thence oast 80 chains,
; thence north 80. chains,
,   thence west 80 chains,
to    the    place of commencement,
Being bounded on east by license
claim of    John Anderson, on the
north by Eliza Good's claim,   on
West by H, Huighe's claim, on the
south'.by Neil Mc-QUarrie claim,
containing 640 acres more or less.
Dated this 16th day. ot April, 1908
B. K. Bullock, Locator.
D. A. Cate,   Agent.
R. McGregor, Witness
6 Commencing at a post situated one mile south of the southeast
corner of lot ,8363 and at the
south east corner of R. McGregor
claim, It being bounded on the
east by Katherine Good's claim,
thence south 80 chains,
thonce west 80 chains,
thence north 80 chains,
thence east 80 chains,
to    the    place of commencement,
containing 640 acres more or less,
Dated this 16th day of April, 1908
J. Cramp, Locator.
D, A, Cate,    Agent.
R, McGrogor, Witness
• 7 Commencing at a post situated two miles south of tho     south
east cornor of lo't 8363 aud at the
south east    corner of J, Cramp's
claim,
thonce south 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains,
thence north 80 chains,
thence east 80 chains,
to   tho    place of commencement,
containing 640 acres more or less.
Dated this 16th day of April, 1008
D, F, Hughes, Locator,
D, A, Cato,   Agent.
R, McGregor, Witness
8 Commencing at a post situated two miles south and one mile
east   of the south   east corner of
the Katherine Good claim,
thence south 80 chains,
thence oast 80 chains,
thence north 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains,
to    the    place of commencement,
containing 640 acres more or less.
Dated this 16th day of April, 1008
Geo, Halfoni, Locator,
R. McGregor, Wltn*«»
D. A. Cnte, Agent
All Orders Promptly Attended
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10CAI UNIONS Ifi OlSTRia 18 U. M.W. «f A.
FERNIE, 2314—Pres., J. T. Puck*
ey; Fin. See., Thei. Biggs.
HOSMER,     2494-Fres.     G.     0.
Cole; Seo. Wm..N. Reid.
MICHEL, 2334—Prtt., Zng. Doug*
las, See., Charles .Garner.
COLEMAN, 2633-Pres., Henry.
Smith. See ; Wn.. Graham.
FRANK, 1263-Pres., Fred Allott;
Sec, George Nichols,
LILLE, 1233—Pres., T. Evans;
Seo., A. W. May.
BELLEVUE, 431-Fres., 7, Lewis;
Seo,, Fred Chappell.
HILLOREST, 1058-Prei., Robert
Livett; Vice*Pr«s., J. Lagacej
Seo,, Harry T. Cooper
LUNDBRECK, 2275-Prti.    Here*
ehel Kaye; Sec, Geo Thos. Wright,
WOODPECKER, 2209-Pres., W,
R. Hughes; Sec, John Fletcher."
MORRINVILLE, 2378-Pres., >*Q.
H, Richardson; See,, J. M*KYe-
son.
DIAMOND CITY-Pros.,
Sec, T. Entwistle.
CANMORE,   1387-Pres.     A.
Thomas;. Sec James Clyner.
m:
Agent
Witness
Wm,
Boyle;
'i
Minard's Liniment Cures Colds, ete
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tm,mMxmwwmmirmmmQt(mt?RK
RTJDMT m ITCxUim M7FMJITY
it** "W e\i HX* i*J *X W*»*a  tw fc*w<u*>* It *h.
-CAUSED MANY 5U.EPU35 NlOHTa
Mlii Msbil Knspp, of M WoUe Street.,
Pettrboro', Oct, says s " Klght ntonihi tgo
small white blotches and plmplci broke out
on mv hands. To htto from rubbing aad
•cruknlnc wsi impoiiltile ii the the iithlnp •***,*
intrmr. lliii ctuird Ihe [nm|>.ri to httiU form*
Ing tnitteinl loreitxlwten my finccri nnd tprtsd-
Ind lo the joints of mjr fingeri. My hinih wire
actually in a raw stele, I lufftrrd cruelly lying
awake night after night with th* bunting, ilchlng
icniitlon snd palm which follpwtd. for monthi I could nol ber-r my hands In
wittr and did very very little work about the houie, Varlout rcmtdlti were
tiled Hill the dluaii wai not ehtcktd and I wai now almoit dluouiagcd when s
atiltment In thentwiiiaper made i-y .ome*,i«ri<*n who had Ucn cured rJailrn'.Ur
dlMiMttyeitnfaUM-Bakctuthtrii'fiiii'AiUn. I oUalna-d a toi of Jim-Huk
ami txtm uilng It.   Each application fclottlh. *j!f.M MlUI.  I« thtclmt almo*.'
s|
toMHiU-; (lit Lumlig n.J luMuy, a»J
'   ' 4 acx/n lanlatifd all
111*1 uA '
HEALING, ftOOTHIHO AKO i^-lid .lit ,*.•.• a'd
.      ANTIBBPTIC hfaaMiIni'tat •••lll»f art In aUmi
*i^-nMkcutaitut»,b'jrn|,»C»U*J, ,U- *»lkl tion -6ir.i***.t.r.| *lik T.»
«l«r*., rJ«ii*/of«, 1th. buWi mh, *jekt I *u *ut*i(4Mtitt*i£-**u.-
plmptai anil arap*l«a«, blood pelton, .   _
bait l*t, Mil ilwura,, abraalaa*. atai- Mf^******
*****4|)ukcurMCUt*,bum,Kaldt, ,u** *»iki tion tamnnth$
 ■-■■■- "   " ■-   "    101
and arap*t«a«, blood palfoa, - 1^
Ju..      
•II iktrt dliaiui,   Ai an am.
tattalUa it It f «*! tin tbwnMlMa, I
trfafka and all ntm pilai wto** wall |
rubU.t'ii.  Ofalluiiuiantt/'ijajl.H,
u cantt boa on fioiu Zap-Biik Ca.,
Toroaio, pott paid (or ftk*.
fam-Bu
FREE!
Safct la |U
Urn BakCaX
Toronto fara
frta u»pU,
Cat out Ibla
eeiitma aad
null •lib ic.
tttu.). fgt
poalala. CkO
i'.
BANKHEAD,       29-~Pres,,
Fisher; Sec, F. Dyson.
TABER,     102-Pres.,    T,
Seo., Wm. Murdoek,
LETIIBRIDOH, S74-Pres, B. O.
Hamilton; Sec, Charles P»a*
oock,
TABKIl, 13BU—l'res., Alf. Rob*
erts; Uee,, Robert Doodson,
CITY MINES, 8240, Edmonton—
Pres., T. James;.
STRATHCONA, 2248-Prn., John
Saint; Sec, Jas. Poole,
WHITE STAR MINES, 2018,
Strathcona—Pros., Jas. Chirl-
er; Sec, Neil Mc Cormlok,
BUSn MINES, 208S, Edmontoa—
Pres.,    Chas.   L.   Bryci;   Sec.
•MEK-Wir-r.-M. Trail- SUtJ,
Sec, Thomas Calvert.
EDMONTON, 2540—Pree., J. W.
Edmondson; Vice Pres., Bobert
Brown; Pin. Bee, Thos, BireH;
—. .. ,   ii..     **..     t   iur»T».-»,t*
Presidents and secretaries wheie
names do not appear on this lilt
are requested to forward them t»
this ofnee for insertion.
Continued inquiries reach tu (at
the foregoing informatlOB.
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apply to the suparintendent ot
'provincial police for a retail It*
j quor Iki'IH'* at Micli*!.
' Va.U'.l thte flfh rfny of -Tune,
UK)8.
CEO. 7COMETZ,
Michil. •■- * ¥'
DISTRICT    LEDGER,    FERNIE,' B. C, JUNE 6, 1908.
$ 1 a Year in Advance
Issued   every  Saturday from .the office ot
Publication, Pellatt Ave., Fernie, B. C.
Changes of advertisements mast he in'as
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SATURDAY,;-JUNE, 6^.-1908
sleepless nights, and which says
within itself, "What**oi that?,Justice and lifcerty are -worth many
more labors."
ORIENTAL    LABOR
UPWARD'  AND    ONWARD'
As we stated two weeks ago, we
have made a change in the size of
our paper. We deemed this to be
advantageous to both our readers
and advertisers. We will have a
new face o£ type perhaps, for next
week, and will always aim to keep
:uptodate in everything. We consider we are giving our readers
the best weekly paper in the Pass,
„ and letters which we have received
' from time to time assure us of the
fact that our efforts 'are being appreciated., We will - always welcome news from any source, and
matters of local interest,", personals, etc., will be published free.
We trust that many more will take
advantage of ■ the present cut in
the- subscription price of one dollar a year, as we do not :ntend to'
keep the subscription rx.xva.ys at
that low price,
'' Bespeaking an -^creased pat' on-
age from our, many irwnds we
beg to thank a'cie, aad all for tbeir
their past appreciation ,>t our endeavors.    „
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BACK   PATTING  CONTEST.
On page two" we" print "a'-corres-
pondenfs-view ' of'.the* recent "visit
to .our city of the Hon. McBride
and'the other two gentlemen,
"' Looking at the visit as it presents itself tb cthe minds of any
who' are not {'.party, blind" it certainly was 'a "spongy, soft soap,
splaslf me-and I'll splash you',' ai-
f'air. •■ , •
While the Hon: gentlemen stated
•.that, it was, not a- political meeting- we could not help smiling at
the -very. Apolitical-'-' way- in which
the -party they .represent was
boosted.. ■ ■ ' \    i ■'•    '-.' ■--.
'.things  were -before
i+o.-1_'_,eiTirl_.Vl rvw_f 0.6 J
•How
bad
;;.* In- .a: letter', by .-• Smith Curtisi
which"-was, printed in the Victoria
Tiiries| aud - which - we reproduce^
'elsewhere in -this-'issue,- the -qiies-
tipnyof; Oriental: la'bor is taken up^
in'what seems.-to us':a; very satis-',
factory and'c6ncise"^manner> .- ..-,;'■
The   plan', suggested by    Smith'
Curtis means Taxation.    .
This is an opportiirae time to
bring the matter before our .political aspirants.      ......     - -. „i -
:' Mr. Curtis was no doubt gfreat-
ly surprised that' the member   for
"the'local .house, which; was in'ses-'
sion at the.tirae. his;.proposal appeared took" no notice of it whatever.   As the member was loud in
his profession of solicitude for la-;
bor,, and even went so far as    to
hint that he represented labor, it
would have /oeen^n harmony with
his allegations to .have taken this
matter up, and either agreed, with
and    supported' - it  or   otherwise.
But.he did.not take any notice of.
it whatever, as he no  doubt concluded that if, he raised his voice
in favor of the Labor side the "C,
P.  R.—Dunsmuir   combination    of
Asiatic importers," would    thereupon become antagonistic to him.
Labor of course was easily gulled.   He   could '  make    it  alright
with  a. few. words -next' time -  he.
was electioneering.  But the mighty' corporations, never. They knew
too ihuch for that. • .
,   But   this    is    the fatal • mistake
that   a   lot    of    politicians have;
made all   along.    Laboring    men
are not easify gulled.    They    are
awakening to the fact that    they
have.rights, and that they are going to demand' their rights   from
the governments, from the corporations, and from individuals. They
are_ a,lj5o realising the fact , • that
these   ."toady"   party tools-   are'
not their friends,-in spite of .their
soft soap.   They'have,  time    and
time again, tried them and found
them wanting.    They are not   going to be caught again.
' The' Hon.  McBride while  on his
tour  expressed his  opinion  generally,    .(not   politically  of„ course,)
on Labor,   and on what_,the pro-.
vinceVhad suffered'from the inllvjx'
of Japanese in 1907, and how he
was willing tb do all he ccuild to
keep the Orientals out.
It -teems-to us that this-policy,
of Smith' Curtis^ is a! remedy that,"'
.while-., greatly- offending-'the -big
ttorp.c-rations,  would help  to  keep
the    labor-market   free-from   this
■\ >a ec_rt?=/»*-laci T-i_l oTinr.
i Three quarters-of an acre.under
cultivation In Weet-Fernie. There-
is  a  Plastered   House  arid   other
1 o
buildings on the Premises.
Will be sold cheap and on easy
payments. ;
n*MK—e—aaem
P.    J.
AT. SON
Real Estate and  Insurance Broker
«»<s><s->$>^<s><j>^*^^
>they are today.".    -   " -}■ *
•  When will these  old party poli-
. t icians,- ..realise,'. tliat_ the „ w o rking
■   class are not what they used to .be.
4 -but\are' more-awaks."to. th.c:"ynxyy
' andt  sayings"    of   these   polished
gentlemen,'. :■- Time,, was -,.wheu,-.every t
wor4\4.ihesk..^par,ty/.wwett.„-,:;ijttiered..
would "oe eagerly devoured.'     But
', times have'greatly changed.-;- The
•workers of to-day are looking out
moro for themselves. They realise
that', 'to,"obtain ■ even a fair share
* of justice "they must elect"-some-of"
their own'men, and they listen'
patiently to  these  "party',',. men
' "to see how many falsehoods-they
will utter,, and then they retire to
.their labors more-than ever   convinced, of,.a-needed change.
, Of course to do this the Hon.
gentleman would" throw "di'wh" the
gauntlet—bo Mr, ; Dunsmuir, whose
mines at ■ present teem with the'
"yellow peril," but whose profits
are over $1,000,000 a year, ' The
question-is whether the '-'political
gentry'.' can afford to do this.   '<
WORKERS, WHAT OF THE
NIQHT?
Amongst other remarks' Judge
Irvine asked"1 if 'there was a[ law
library-'here, he considered' the
benchers-'ishould take it up with
the'government- as Fernie had now
■become a sufficiently important
place" to get a government grant
for the purpose.
The Pendulum of RIGHT
but surely swinging,, to the root'
Additional locals
,- To-day's No. 5 is five hours late.
■''••Vfxni iMcEwas-rleft ioi Vernon on
Thursday morning. ,-,       ...
'' Miss McClymont," ' C.P.E. operator leaves in a few days for a holiday.-to'Winnipeg, '       "  "j.""" -..--"
C W. JUavey^aira"An<iy"ijo"o"cl"ot"
Crow's Nest, went to take in" the
carnival'at Spokane;  also J.   • K-
Pollock,-.wife and daughter.
It' you want-.anything special in the
jewelry line for a presentation, see Llp-
hurdv asi ho mounts diamonds .and precious stones in his ivorkshop. '\ ■
• ' Mr. A. B. Trites took in the
Elk's carnival at   Spokane     this
H. W. Herchmer was in Nelson
this week. ''- '       *
• The schools' will reopen on Monday morning. ''*;,,;
Pat Mullen's case was on as we
went  to press.
President.F._ H.. Sherman, was in
jown_o°n_Wednesday.' ,__	
PRESIDENT T. L. - LEWIS
You have need of much pationco
and of a valor that does not
weary, for it is not in a day tha--
you shall prevail.
Freedom is the bread which the
people must earn by tho sweat of.
their brow. i*
Many begin early, and then >ose
heart before they have come to
the timo of harvest.
Thoy are like to the slothful
men of puny spirit who, unable to
endure the toil of rooting out the
weeds from thoir fields as they
spring up, sow and reap not, because they have let tho good seed
be choked.
I tell you there is ever a great
famine in lands where such men
dwell,
Again, they are like to tbo foolish men who, having built a houHo
to live in, all save the roof neglect to cover it for a fear of a little more fatigue.
The winds and ths rainB como,
and the house falls down and
those who build it are buried un*
der tbe ruins.
Even though your bopw have
beou deceived, not only seven
time*, but Hovc-nty times seven,
never lose hope.
When men have faith therein the
{aet     cause always triumphs, and
;e can save himself who holds on
to the end.
Say not it is suffering many , .
things for good thing!-, which will ; *™
only come afterwards.
If those things come late, if you
enjoy them but a brief space    or
The mine workers of the country
have reason to be proud that they
have been able to renew their wage
agreements for two years without
any reduction.
The new prosident of the United
Mino Workers has demonstrated
his ability as a leader. To overcome tho active opposition of
somo of the district ofneors of Illinois and Western Pennsylvania
and to bring together operators of
divergent views required moro
than usual tact and nhrowduc8H.
This is what T. L, Lewis has and
is accomplishing.
President Lewis' work is all tho
more pronounced and emphatic,
with tho' present domorraliscd condition of the mining industry as
an obstacle in the pathway of
success.
It will be interesting to watch
his work as president of the United Mine Workora of Amorica. Let
those who have beon over anxious
as tho the future of the Miners'
organisation undor tho new leader, bo patient and givo him timo
to got down to tho real work of
construction. This will como
whon tho details of wage contracts
have ijucn agreed upon in all districts.—Industrial Index.
-" ——— u	
week and while there "was initiated l^cia   needed
into the mysteries of the order.
| " A batch of Hosmer news just received, too late i'or, insertion.
' The Knights of Pythias will give
a grand    oall in the  opera house
on Tuesday the 9th.,
All accounts owed to the.Central
hotel must be  paid to  Jas.   Sev-
erns not later than July lst.
The  opera'house Is  receiving  a
coat of paint, and
One of the many bargains to be
found in Tr'ites-Wood(;furniture de-
several other little alterations.
Bert    -Whimster   went to  Cranbrook   on Sunday, as a delegate
10una in  iiiies-wuou.iuiuuuic u.c- , , ,,       .      ,     ,r'.—„„     _  „r•-  i
partmenfis  a   Raymond Cabinet   «rom 1'ernie, to the Typographical
guaranteed    for
These are genu
Sewing Machine
ten years at $40
ine.
Mr. McGeegan, of Glencoe, Ont.,
is staying at ,the King Edward
hotel. He is one of this year's
graduates of the Toronto school
of practical science.
You can buy everything! at
Trites-Wood Co. that is required
to furnish a home, office, school
or church; even to o, tent. Freigiht
prepaid.   Trites-Wood.
Mrs. Thomas Bock and Messrs.
T. Bell and R. Dudley left this
morning for Vancouver where they
will attend the grand lodge of the
Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
The largest variety, best quality
and lowest priced Iron Bods, Mattresses, Springs, and Klchen
Chairs aro sold at J. H. Hold's
Furnituro Store for cash or credit
union there
The  cases  of  scarlet fever seem
ito be on the decrease, and it    is
I probable that school will be    re-,
1 opened shortly,   ....
Rev. I. W.' Williamson went to
Nelson on Wednesday morning to
attend the convention,* of the liberal Association.
Tho subject of Rev,"'Williamson's
sermon on Sunday evening will be
"Why was Day id the man after
God's own hoa£t?"
We make loading lines in ' Iron
Beds, -prings, Mattresses and Kitchen Chairs. J. H, Reid Co., Llm.
itoa, Fernie, B.C.
An English widow, lady desires
an engagement as ladles' help, or
other suitable employment. Apply
oiiice of this paper.
Mr. John Biggs moved into tho
houso     on   Victoria which ho re
BOY BANDITS
Hold up 6. N Express in the
JLRpcriiliirJJIfp<(tpm-Sh/le	
——. *A|\|'«aV9«l*aE 1 *   ww ■**■****■ ■■—"*"' -**j *» j—
ly.ask the C.P.R. what is then-
policy in regard to the disposal cf
their lands in this dish-ict Are
they, too, going into the five acre
tract business? I undsrv.an.l'that
there was some agreement with
the provincial government . to.the
effect lthat C.P.R. lands were "to
be sold, at the same price as provincial lands. If there is not an'
agreement'- to ' that fact, there
should be one, without further de:
lay. What is most needed in this
district- is"5 more^settlers on * the
land. , Sell, these".lands at a fair
•price and'keep: out the land'shark.
Yours truly;
A WOULD BE PURCHASER.
Fernie. B. C:,"June 4th'.1"
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>l*l<»l*»Z<»l'»l<>&l"l*»M^
Hotel  .
FERNIE
5:
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The Hotel of Fertile
The centre of Commercial
anclTourist Trade
Cuisine   Unexcelled
?
X
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contly purchased, and is busy fix-
On May the 29th the little two ing, it u.p in good stylo,
year old son oi Mr. H. Gregory Tho managers of the Stork Opera
fell in the Elk river; his mother Houso havo once more started tho
jumped in after him and eventu-, moving pictures. Tho first show
ally succeeded in bringing him was put on on Tuesday night,
safely to land.
Tho person     who
Great FallSj'Mont., June 4-rThe
northbound Great Northern' passenger train was held up about • a
mile and a half from this city 'by
seven masked men at 11.30 o'clock
Saturday night, the train being
run onto a siding by the bandits,
who fired a fusilade of shots - up
and down the track. William Dem-
sey, an Augusta rancher, was shot
in the leg in attempting to escape
from the train after it" had stopped, and Conductor Hayes was
compelled by the robbors to precede them in passing through thr.
cars, he carrying a hat in which'
the passengers were invited to
dump what cash they had about
them. Most of them deposited
from ono to ten dollars and the
•booty of the desperadoes is not
supposed to bo greater than sever,
al hundred dollars,
,While tho passengers were being
robbed several of tho highwayman
stood guard at the doors of the.
cars to prevent tho passengers
from leaving. The robbers finally
jumped off the coaches and disappeared in the darkness,
The holdup was the work of
three boys, who, now occupy cells
in the> city Jail, A fourth youth,
who admits having assisted in tho
EIGHT   THOUSAND   GO
TO WORK.
HACK
I
l(M     ♦*      *■•>       *■**-     ■*•*■*•■
child
r-»n "."■.""ll'l
children's
•Iny thftn et e\\ your
enjoy   them    and   your
children.
They shall only hav? what you
leave them: conbidor thon if you
aro fain to lonve them fetters nnd
tage. (,
He who aiks himself of what
good is justice profanes justice in
his heart; and he who reckon** up
the cost of liberty renounces liberty in his heart.
Uherty a.nd JiistW shall w*fgh
you in the same balance in which
yoxt hnvo weighed th*m. Lwrn,
then, to know your pri«.
There art people who have not
kaown it and never has misery
U»u like unto their misery.
If upon earth there b-e anything
great, it is ths firm resolve of a
people which m*****h*,s ,'" x*ttho-nt
a rnqrowit's wavering to the con*
quest    of its rights, which roraits
Binninf-ham, Ala., June 4—With
the rexumption of mines, furnaces
other industries this week,
right thousand men who hnve been
idle for several months -v.11 do
l.&ck to work,
■    a. ■ o-..* -
AW IMVITATION.
has onee experienced tho pleasure of a cup of
delicious "Salada" Tea—that fooling of satisfaction that it» purity
and flavor guarantee, 1b not easily
persuaded to accept a substitute.
The high water in tho rivor has
caused Hooding in various places,
and especially inconvenienied the
Elk Lumber Co. Thoir mill,has
had to bo run at night in order
to get rid of the block in their
poom.
Pnrt of the railway bridge near
Brocket, east of Plnchor, was
washed out of place by the flood
on Thursday which caused the
enHt and west flyer to be cancelled
Thursday night and generally delayed trafllc.
Window shadefl, The largest assortment in the city to choose
from, Special hIzph made to order.   No extra charge for cutting
, f i ,. •   .a - .,.„      "TVta- .-
Wood.
a l mriii—     ..-.    *„„,,. „„ iH-H    holdup    is also    a prisoner.  Tho
j.Jat Miller gave a dance on wea* i * »
nesday nigra in the .opera house,   quartot have made a somplote con-
It is needless to say that it was u,' fession    to   the   police.   The four
success.   Uat^ never does anything [ Xj0y6 aro    Albert Hatch, dhtd X5,
that is not done right.
Mr. Garrott, of the Ledgor staff,
and F. Kirkpatrick, of tho Free
Press staff, went down to Lethbridge on Sunday, to attend an
important mooting of the Leth*
bridgo Typographical union there.
Tho Baptist Church Ladies Aid
tea will be given on Tuesday afternoon next by Mrs. Tuttle and
Mrs. T. Waylett at tho homo of
Mrs. Tuttle on Howland Ave from
3 o'clock to (3.
On Saturday night last after
the political meeting was over,
three men apparently the worse
for drink, commenced to flght on
Howland avenue. One of them
sustained a scalp wound and was
taken to Dru, Bonnell and Cor-
[san's hospital to have it dressed.
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Ito     custody,    The   three of them
Mr. F. G. Garbutt, principal of
the Gfcrb'.sU Bu*in««*. College of
Calgary, invites all young people
and parents interested in a steno*
r-rfitllllr V,1ielT.f.««I (-»•      *,,1lir.r*tr-,'V<'.
'training, to call and sec the    at*
' tractive Garbutt school exhibit at
ttie Dominion exhibition and witness illuiitrationi- of th«- students'
work in rtpecdy touch typewriting.
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L. 0. Kummer, of the firm    ot I were tried Monday morning,    one
MEXrCAV
BOVD.S
FAVOR.
is mon
ntitlssr IU r«-fos«!«*ft days nor its  p«r cent
London, June 4—Th* ihsue of the
National Railway oi Mezlco was
4} j-er cent, bonds was offered
simultaneously today in London
and in Mew York. The Issue w»s
*xtt*din*\y it-ril rttttlvrd fern.
Th<*ri» wer# henvy nppHe*tions for
tbe bonds, and the deallftfj* in th*
market w»r* at a pr*mium of 1|
Kummer Bros., mnde a ha»ty trip
to the prairie this week, and on
his return was accompanied by
Ms bride.     The hm*>py couple art*
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extends congratulations.
There is nothing in the picture
framing line but what you can
have dione here. Mounts cut with
oval, round or square openings ;
all at the same price. Tarltes--
Wood Co.
j Mr. Lamb, late of Montreal, bis
(mother and two brothers arrived
in Fernie this week to look ov*r
the country with a view of ultimately taking up Und * tittle routh
of this point; he '*m* '•fp^ting to
te ablt to get C.P.R. Und, hot
now finds none available.
By "sarin*/ from the largest and
■best manTJfaetnrers in Canada on
th* bsrt terras, w* are -.bis to give
value   in   every line of furniture
being fined 910 and costs and the
other two let out on suspended
sentence.
William Randall, aged It, Hurty
Rheames, aged 15, and Oei rge
Cresswell, aged 1G.
According to the confession tho
holdup was planned and carried
out under the generalship of the
youngest, Hatch, who is said to
hnve turned the switch, ordered
the engineer to back up and to
have gone through the passenger
coaches with the conductor, fore*
ing the latter at the point of a
gun to    collect     money from the
passengers. According to tho old*
er boy it was Hatch who shot W.
Dcmpucy, a passenger, in tho leg,
and narrowly missod shooting the
conductor.
•RhenmM nt*v*» that Hntch.  nfe-ar
they had left the scene of tho holdup  proposed  that  they hold    up
another passenger train.
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CLEAN UP YOUR YARD
Fire Marshall, Fernie, B.C:,
-., Dear Sir—In connection with
' the . recent fire of the Fernie'
Hotel 'our attention has' been
drawn to the fact that the fire
is'reported to have originated
in a rubbish pile in the yard, .
the same being accounted for
"by a match or throwing a ci-0
gar 'or cigarette. ■ From this '
heap the fire was conveyed to
- the , building This certainly
would appear to be a dangerous condition in your city and
one very difficult for the insurance companies to cope with
in as much as they figure on
the condition of the yard and
premises to be . at all times
kept tidy, we likewise when
figuring on the key rate of a .
town consider carefully and
give credit for tho presence of
a fire marshall or wardens; in
this instance tho origin of the
fire would indicate that your
department is somowhat negligent in- their duties.
We will be glad to bo advised of the manner in which tho
inspections of tho premises and
yards ure made and how frequently, and what power th-»
warden or marshall haB, in
fact, would thank you to forward, us a copy of your city
by-law governing same; unless
a careful watch* and frequent
inspections are mado we will
be compelled to forego the credits given for1 the presence of
sueh a department.
Your early attontion will oblige. .
Yours very truly,
A. W. ROSS,
Secretary.
This letter speaks for itself The
Fire Ohiof requrasts citizens to keep
rutibish removed from back yarda
and alleyways, according to the
by-law which can be seen at the
fire hall.
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Fernio's most
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Every attention to tlio
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Kooms reBerved by wire
T. H. Whelan
Manager
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COMMUNICATIONS
The Kilitur dnet ti.'t tiul.l h.niatrlf iv(*j"Ti-
■ (.>I« (or o|.li irm» ««| •-.-aat-l l,y coru-aiM..-
luiita in tli«tu uolumiia.
San Francisco, June 4—When a
sealed box car, which apparently
had come intact from O^eston. j        he ^ rf    ^
was opened in the Southern Paci- H   '
Ac yards to-day, 1*1 Chfmm w,n, I   Dear Sir-In the interest of   the
^ J _ ,, ,_..     , (public generally I would le    glad
half load   of  ,f M throw      #||U   u ht
found squatted on a
ttUt.1. Tlm en. wtu Uu day.*, ou
the road and had b«*n in the
yards 4ft hoarl. Ths Chinese had
a little water and a f«w cracken
left, but were weak and hungry.
All but one were turn***! over to
the immigration otnesis It U
supposed the men vrere smuggled
across th* Mexican border.
on ths following hu,bji*-;ti Ut U.u
disposal of C.P.E. lands in the
South East Kootenay distrl.it. For
some reason or other tens cf thou*
sands of acres of C.P.R. lands ar«
reserved. A nun-Jjer of prospective settlers hav* tendered money
ii. payuu&t of land, und alter
months of delay their m-inev Pas
been returned.   I would ie-.pectful-
HYNGlWH   OP CANADIAN   NOHTII.WIW1
MINTN» Il'KflL'laATlONH.
Uoja.-Cmil mlnliiH rlfrhU mtif he li'iuinl (nr
n rwrloi! of twenty-ore rearta Ht mii hiiiiiii<I
r*nt»l of H Ht »c»«, Not men tlmn W\
imre. shall le l»n»»*"*a to one liiiilvliliiel or
.iwntaii » »fnnliv at tlm nitn nf flvo i'i'iif«
i-t ton thKll l« tollsoniit un tii«iii»rv(iiinutii«
I m\^ TIilTll"1!
Qiunrr.—A Ti«r>nn i.mliiniio , utxt* nf Hue nr
over, tmvlnu i'i«i*ovuroil mineisl In I'Ui'i',nmy
Inniat* » fllAim \AO x lKVm fret..
Thi> U* tiir rortiirilni" * nJitlm m •*
At lmt»immu«t".e'*spei*'i*.lon tlieeIMm
Mfhroiir or t>«M tn the mfnlns r»*a.r.-l*r In
.It'll 1 tn (tJi'l.    Vi ..tn i.iHii*.a*.**«".».V*»iM ifawu
nrtt'l. ths Itjoiitctr iu«iv. ii|hh> luiyliiBh »\ir"..y
m*iili». rint niwi'i-ompl-ilPflf w|tn ntli-r.re*
(julrnnifntn. tmrohHae tlie Umln »l iK-rnere.
Thn iNtuiul pruv ili-ii for tlie imvini-nt o( n
ro.'tili.v «' 1! t"1'" '"'nt on Mm nK'oa,
PLACKS minln* elslm* ttn-nmlly srn lit i fa-ret
tonsre; entry fee rt renewnM*y»»rly.
An nrt'llrnnr m»v c'.itnln two l»n«»a to
Anitrrfiirffiiilnlnvcmllrafmhl'irii turn of
twintvvMri.renewslilest th* illa<*r«»ion ef
Die Mlnl*t«r of the Intorlur
The le**** *h»IH»»v-«mlM«lir» Itii «i4r»tlou
within onn»«'i»n.',tr..>'.tii-iUi*j of th* J**.***
for Mp|ttt«*emll*i Rental t\n+*r snnnm for
rVti* -rti-4 "f rivar 1»»*t. Rn^nlfrntthe
rati* nf I f*' eent colUctavl on tli» »tit|,at «?•
ut It ex*#••*» »ltV»A
(Vt.;«l,T Wtii'ltr *l tfce Ut«rt*.».
M. B.-t'B«nthirl«*'l rull^.tlon of thl* stt*
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See us onoe
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Rochon's Delicious Ice Cream vs. all Other Ice
ANADIANrv
'PACIFIC Hy
SUMMER
EXCURSIONS
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From   Fernie   to .
Winnipeg-,   D-uluttt.  , Font
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Cream 'All' Tlie .Time-nBuy.' Ro'chon's, • Frjesh Candy and Ice Cream/
BAYNES
Mr. Earnest Parks,  of Ducks, E.
C,    spent     part of    last week ic
Baynes' looking over his land. He
has .a very     encouraging analysis- •
of the marl'   found-in the   .lakb&„
about Baynes showing that    foi«i
parts of the marl to one of shale
found in the vicinity.,will,make a-
cement.',eq'ttal to the Portland cement. ,.-.  The marl deposits -are from
20   .to:   -35   feet  deep.   It''should
mean, an, opportunity     for„ a, new
industry/with good' profits ?.'.,.'
Mrs.}-Dr.*Gla*dwin'-' hasCbeen- thev
guest'of    Mrs.  J.  D.  Aye for the
past week."    '     —   : '—    •
Mr.' Maurice' Mortlbck'of' Tekoaj"
Washington, was a recent visitor
at Kootonia.% Mr. -Mortlock.thinks,
there is 'a?very promising; outlook
for fruit growing'here, the irrigation making a certainty" of all
-kinds'of fruit adapted to this''at-
titude. i  ■     '  - ~~~ o ~'
Mrs. Griffiths,.Mrs.^Adplph„andf
Mrs, Morrow spent" Tuesday after-'
noon with Mrs. Hart.
Mr.- J'. D. Aye .made a business
trip tb Fernie Tuesday.
Mr. Ingham is now making,*'regular trips with vegetables on Saturday afternoons,
Mrs. Kendall of. Waldo, was the.
guest of Mrs. Aye on Tuesday.
Mr? Elder,: of Woodpecker, buried
one of , his children on Tuesday.
There are five more lying very
sick. ■
" F: H. Sherman ' left '.town' on
Wednesday night for Blairmore
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will be a bip crowd up from Calgary. ' Everybody is heartily welcome.   A good time is certain.
The Bankhead Mines, Ltd., worked 4 days, last week and will probably work steadier in future;
, Mr. W.' D. Wilson has left Bank-
head on a trip to Scotland1. The
public , of ., Bankhead wishes Mr.
Wilson' a pleasant, trip.
"■*.T1Vu £?°J:bali B*1?6 between -.^ JaS; AUen is now a bappy.
Bankhead. ..and,   ***xshaw      which man  £or   _V) i expected  bride
was played off on Banff grounds,jhas arrived and th have been
on. May 25* resulted in a draw of.-, united. in'the bonds of matrimony.-
one goal each. . \ ." . . .   j It    certainly ' makes    me,  an' old
i,rT.he baseball match'"between'"the ibachelor, feel envious to see such
■ Canmore and Bankhead teams'.re- j felicity.   ;, ■.-.*,
suited in a, win for Canmore 15 to !_ 'I(ne people'of Woodpecker united
5'.' "Bankhead'Will''do .betVerT'ii-ext *'" '
time."   Too much booze'.      ■
in giving  them  a. warm welcome,
a ;salute being fifed, ,whi«h did not
'iOne'-'of the Barikhead boys-while ! s<***} to alarm the bride. A wed-
celebratmg in' Banff*" on the 25th I dillg feast was helcl at'their resi-
got into Vmixup. There was a |d'ence in the evening, wnen sixteen
little, of the noble art going on in {guests- sat. down to a sumptuous
r.r.a'^nt-thfl,hatel&_ariH_iuRt_>.s.' ht> i repast.. Toasts ywere -dranK, - 'in
wast:s^aboute:-:to;,put'.=his -head-, iri i tea," and" speeches~ma"de—afidTTthe-
Mr. Willis • Johnson is building
an addition to his "house. When
completed he will have a fine residence.
We regret to announce the death
ofthe three year old' daughter of
Mr. John Elder, who died of dip-
theria on Tuesday afternoon; As
there are three other children very
sick and- as they have a large
family of young children this may
prove very serious.- We tender our
sincerest sympathy to the bereaved parents.     ■*    ... .  ".;
Mr. Thos. Irvine, general merchant, coal operator and postmaster
here has been busy,this week fencing his property. He is now' busily
engaged sinking a well,
Messrs.- Hughes and Shawc'ross,
who 'left here for''work at Lethbridge, have got 'work on the
q-uartz.mines at Field, B. C. Mr.
Hughes . was tfi.3-. president of our
local ..union. ' '    , .,     ,
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MERRITT
Your correspondent,rbeing on .the
celebr'atio'ri'"v conimi'ttee' ' for"'x the
sports held at Merritt on the 25th
failed to get the report off for the
last; issue. ' . "  -
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On Saturday Hick Eraser, paid a
flying visit* to Ashcroft but returned on Monday in timo for the
sports.
The celebration here was a great
success.   Ideal weather favored ub.
The athletic sports,were keenly
contested and watched' by an enthusiastic crowd,
The Diamond Vale football team
played Middlesbro and suffered de*
feat by four goals to nil in favor
of Middlesbro.
In tho tug of war a Swccde team
pulled teams from both tho Diamond Vale and Middlesbro,
The main feature of the day was
the horse races in which there
were some fine horses compoting,
The Klootchman's races were
very exciting and interesting. Con.
siderablo betting was done and a
number of ten spots changed from
ono party to another.
The dance was a great success
being kept up till 3.30 a.m.
The Ladies Aid of the Presbyterian church who supplied dinner
and refreshments did a good bus*'
incus,- and attended to the needs
of the visitors in flrnt class order,
and will havo ovor 9350 towards
their church building in Merritt as
a consequence,
D, Browttt, mine superintendent
for the Diamond Vale Coal Co.,
returned after spending a fow days
in Nanaitno and Vancouver,
Mrs. W, Williams and children
arrived (rom South Wales, Eng,,
this week to join hnr husband at
this place. The Diamond Vale
employees turned out in tha even*
ing with their brass 'band to welcome them. A few hours after*
wards the boys came nonie packing
lit;_\ii al \.*'vx mil .iulii* a \>\iv.y
timo was spent bottling it.
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BANKHEAD
EANl'F VS. BANKHEAD.
These two teams . met for the
third time on May 23. There was
a fairly good crowd out to aee the
game. Bankhead won ont ei sily.
This is the second time for Bank*
head to beat th* Banff team. Aftur
the match both teams sat down
to n jfood spread at ni*f**ins
boarding house. After the spread
the Bankhead boys gave a smoking concert on behalf of the visiting team. The Banff boys were all
well pleased in the way they were
•watertalned.
■j a. daniM fn Banff
was laid out for several hours, but" 'M:v* Allen has been .-ortunate in
after medical attendance he was : obtaining -a homestead,,which is
brought round. He will .be more | only, twelve miles north of Taber.
careful in future.      '"' o   , iTllis is tlie nearest homestead   ob-
. •'  ■    , r .    ' -'.' „      ,       ,        • tainable   arid    had been taken up
At a,christening.,on Sunday last i by a man from North'Dakota'who
a rather serious affair took place. fcad relinquislxed. it. Other people
The priest    w a spying to ^ collect   right now haVe had "to g^ as far
^^ forty miles north before they
could get a' homestead,' There are
abouit ten;acres i,-jroken on.Mr.
Allen's homestead and he intends
moving out there as soon as possible.
some™ money'--from• his followers,
one of the boys was under the influence of drink and would, not
give Father • any money. Father
got _ moid; and so did Pete.,, , Pete
hauled" "off and gave" Father a
lovely black ' eye, but wbebetide'
Pete, on Monday morning...   -, ,.,-
The public of,Bankhead gave
a dance, on behalf of- Mrs. Wilson
leaving for: a trip to -.Scotland. It
was well attended.; Lots of Mrs,
Wilson's friends 'from Banff were 1
present. The Bankhead brass
band furnished the music under
the conductorship of Prof. W. Cow.
en.
Mr; Pyatt has returned to
Bankhead after spending a month
with his relatives in the south.
Since Mr, Pyatt "has roturnod ho
has installed a soda fountain in
his shop. His flavors are of tho
best kind.
Mr. Wm, Dunlop has returned tb
Bankhead after attending a district board meeting, Dunlop represents sub district No, 4 of the
TJ.M.W. of A.
something    "else • will- follow; viz
mosquitoes,' There seems to be an
affinity between man and the mosquito.    ' -■ .
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We have had a very welcome addition to the population of Woodpecker. ■ A family consisting of
Mr, and Mrs, Carr and eight children have arrived here from Durham, England.
' They intend to purchase land
and go into farming. They have
been - accustomed to farming at
homo and havo some capital to
assist them. They should make a
success of it here as they have
grown up sons to help them.
Mr.* and Mrs. Carr have rented
tho houso from Mr, J, Dunn for
the summer, so that they can have
thoir family settled, whilst they
take a..looK around thorn and find
a suitable place for them to purchase.
Mr, and Mrs. Dunn and family
intend to movo up to Kimball)
where he intends to put in a crop
this summer and return here in
tho fall, We shall certainly miss
this family an their, house has been
the centre of society here all winter. We shall look for, thoir return as speedy as possible,   '.
Messrs, Holmes and Gardner,
who reside on their homesteads
close to horo, were arraignod on a
charge of cattle stealing from, tfho
Circle ranch, Their trial came
off at Lethsridge last week. Gard*
nfer was acquitted but Holmes will
be incarcerated for five years,
It is very,, sad to relate that
while up at Lethbridge" standing
Mb trial, the youngest child of
Holmes was taken sick and diod,
This is certainly a hard trial for
the poor mother who has three
othler children dopending on her.
I   The habits of the moaciuito are
| precarious,   similar   to   those   of
man.
Anothor point, man sings; ditto
the', mosquito. I remember the
timo about thirteen years ago, ar-
riving   in   this    country a green
,._       _     ,_   Wnf-IMK*******,   end  mnl'lnr* the  ne.
puwp the vtntev nnd Veen the mine ' quaintwnoo  of these  pesky  creat-
in working order.   They will meet ,ur«s,   They neemeol to say to ..ic,
again   on    July 3rd, after which   ..Fel  fl8  (oo   fum
they expect the mine to work full   x 5jneU the bloolJ 0, ftn EngHnh-
time. | Wftn-t..
The Taber Big Mine is working ■'■ Thiy   dld   more thjUi lmeU    it
lone,day a w*b»-.,   inny u.fc titi^v   xnt)y   evcm   Vk[lt t() x_t ivtl„x_ 0l
ing to work better next month.      , tasting it,
n^tirx^is^^: orwrtoSsc a as^s-a
*dL?SdP^bHd« l^Ito»    "-" %1di.Sd'mrtSK« voice
nesday and Lethbridge on Thurs- |of ft   mo(tqljlto   who on hearIng
aa*y* | this sweet gentle Voice gather the
The farmers around Tabor    are i singer in, that he may come    in
so    overjoyed with the Ane rain'closer contact with him***
we are having that you can't  go j
anywhere   around   town  without i   I believe we have to make fur*
hearing crops, crops. Ith«r acquaintance of these pests.
A meeting of the ratepaysre of; Old timers of Woodpecker have
Taber will be held next Monday, been visiting us this week. Mr.
June 8th to nominate mayor and I Alt. CutUnd, Mr. J. Marsh, Jr.,
rnrmrlinr in nieee of Mayor Tins* land Mr., Lowe, all up from their
TABER
Tho directors ot the Reliance
mine met on Monday, June 1, in
in the afternoon. Visited tlie
mino   and found it in very   good
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V.tliaua^avaa.      m.*t*j     "..a    ivmh..4,      \ ,.,
There   will
on   attme.10 in behalf of!the Ha*, will and Councilor Oovriglas.  Both 'homesteads «re looking as
tional Bark Cricket Club.     There  of these gentlemen have resigaed. 'farm life agreed with them.
A ploughing bee was held at tbe
homestead of Jas. Sandham on
Thursday last. Mr. Sandham was
injured about two years ago by
.the collapse of a scaffold, He was
at the time president'of the local
carpenter's union, and was' also
organiser for the A. .F. of L. , in
this district. '      '•,
Mr, . Sandham was also instr*>
mental in organising local 574 U.
M.W. of Ai taking a very active
part with the district officers whon
others were somewhat afraid to
step out in tho interest of organised labor,
Mr, Sandham expressed. his very
hearty thanks to his friends, who
had so generously given their services at the bee. A considerable
amount of ground was ploughed
up.
W, Buxton and Oliver Sumner
of Staffordville, have gone for a
threo month's trip to England, It
is rumored that a party of four
will return.
During a thunderstorm to the
east ' of the city on Friday last,
James Whitford, better known as
"Nigger Jim," was instantly kill*
ed, Abe . Hyssop who " was with
him had a very narrow escape too
as both horsos thoy were riding
were killed, The lightning killed
Whitford instantly, burning him
terribly, and .bursting his thumbs,
Mr. Hyssop had his hair singed
and tho logs of his trousers torn,
bat was otherwise uninjured.
Whitfojr'd arrived here about 8
years ago, and was well known
as one-of tho bost horso breakers
and riders in tho country, Ho was
quito an unassuming fellow, and
a gonoral favorite around town.
Mr., W. Lamb narrowly escaped
death on Sunday night, when a
live wire on the eloctrio light fir*
euit fell and instantly killed too
horse ho was riding and burned it
terribly. Mr. Lan.b ascribes his
escape tl tho fact that he was
wearing rubber boots, The accl.
dent was caused no doubt by the
rain soaking through tho insulation at the traUbformer, and causing the wire to burn through. Accidents of this kind tend to   em*
v.Vinr'^cn 4-Vin fr*+■ *h<\f not   nnhr nrn
overhead wires unnightly in a* city
but are iugaiy dungorous io the
public, and she,.Id, therefore, b*
placed under ground out of harms
way.
Mr, and Mrs, John Konny and
::!'y wr:* *- r*-it"n*»if rlnr'riff tnn
week and • will reside there in" future, Calgary being Mr. Kenny's
hcacVcjjuarters ma inpector of customs offices. Mr. Kenny's rise in
the customs service has been
rapid. Needless to say, John is a
good Liberal.
Considerable uneasiness is being
felt by residents on the river bottoms owing to th* continued
rains and the possibilities, of a
flood. The A.B. •& I. Co. have information from their heahqu&rtere
on the St. Mary's elver near the
boundary that yesterday tbe river J
at that point bad risen.from four
feet to eight feet. Tluit volume of
water will reach herr to-morrow.
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will -give" immediate   attention   to   all
mail  or  wire.
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Ottawa     105 00
Halifax      131 20
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Tickets on sale ,May 4 and
18; June 5, 6, 19 and 20 ;,
July 6, 7, 22 and 23,. August 6, 7, 21 and' 22, 1908.
First class round trip, ninety day limit.
Boutes-^-Tickets are' good
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Cut Flowers
Catalogue Free
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Buy now «ind   save 20 to 50 per cent,
discount, as wc want to reduce stock
Specials
Men's Working Shirts - « - 50c
Ladies' White Blouses .-. - - 50c
Men's Good Suits - - - . $7.50
Men's Working Shoes - - • $2.00
Gent's Furnishings, Boots and Shoes
Dry  Goods*   Etc.
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Boots and Shoes
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Other pointb on the va-riou»
streams emptying into tho Belly
river report the name Htate of Affairs, ro that people living on the
banks of the river have Junt cause
(or feeling uneany.
The rainfall in Lethbridge for
tbe past twenty-four hours waB
about 1.25 inehen and it is coining
still. The streets are just a sea of
water and mud, and it is to be
hoped that thero will be a Bpeody
change of weather.'
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Fernie
Cartage
Company
Di'hIiyh  in   Wngoni,   .Sli-ijfhs,
ami Uump Curls
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All kinds of   ."-.prm**-;  Ki^n .mil
llanifii'a
p. umii 11.1
Office      Waldorf Block
McEwing's
Tiible Queen Machine-nuule
Bread
Ik thu kind ymi ctn enjoy three
times 11 day and seven days in the
week. Ilon't deny it to the
children between meals, they
nre growing.
Our chUoi and pastry nre of
the fineNt quality.
Ice Cream. Trulls. Etc*
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Transfer Work
unclur the firm name of Mel'wen & flhta
on hotel kofl-iers of 1'lko, II. C, projirta-
tom of tbe Hoffman bouu, it hereby
itiHuol'.ei),
The tiuiiiiMi will t* c«rrl*d en by
Vtillmm K, Ucl.tiiiu who will ^y t.\\
ilabllltU* nml rnllect all act-Hunt*..
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Attlsgi. tbftirt, l»bl« »laB-}i, ite.
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i DISTRICT    LEDGER,. TERNIE,. 3. C., JUNE 6, 1908.
BY A
A Hbd Carrier Decorated by the
1 King of Italy for his •
Worth.;:
Domenico D'Alessandro was lately a
hod carrier ir.' Boston, yet it" is proper
to address him thus: "Illustrlmo. S'gnor
Cavilicre Domenieo D'Al'essandro"—for
the King '.of Italy" has created him a.
.Chevalier of the Italian' order of the
Crown.
, ' This is a very groat honor, an honor
which many Italian, millionaires, end distinguished men of letters arid if telence
covet in vain. It is a greater honor
than a mere title of nobility," for 1!    is
,. a king's recognition of services and of
character.
That Js how the late Itoston hod carrier won it-his character and f»rvices to
his countrymen were the kind that iniprus
st*d themselves on the notice of i.'ie king.
Probably Signor Cnvilicr iVAlessari-
dro would not disdain to carry bricks
and mortar as ■ usual in a hod on
his ihouhler even now, but -lis to*ilry-
men of that trade cannot s-nare him
from a more responsible post, To him
they owe their emancipation from the
ruinous control of the padrones. So the
new Chevalierc is now the 2rst vice
President of the Hod Carriers* and
Building Laborers' International • IJi.ion
and organiser of the Boston Italian labor
■ union—which task  occupies  al! h.'i time.
Signor D'Alessandr is the first if.bor
' .official in the country1 to bo <.i-r i".ed - a
chevalier of tho Italian Order o' lh,.
Crown, The,only other Itofian in Boston who has been thus ilistini{uit.hed is
representative Cleorge  A. aScigliano.
D'Alessandro has been in this country
only about fourteen years. He came here
from1 An vesta, a little town near Jlome,
reaching Boston with a fow dollars in
his pockets. He had to have work im-
inciHately and got it, carrying a hod on
his sturdy shoulders.
^ Almost immediately ho found it difficult to retain employment as an Italian
laborer without sharing-his earnings
with the, padrones, to whom builders
went for their unskilled labor,, and who
herded their less intelligent compatriots
like cattle while taxing them exhorbit-
antly.'
D'Alessandro immediately declared independence of the padrone system, and
being faithful and tireless ioanaged to
keep  employed  and  retain  all  his  earn-
> ings for himself. .Other's followed,, his
example.   He  helped   them  tast   >tt   tho
==yO'ie,===niau6^speeehe3=aguiust=thB^=paciroite=
evil,  and  the little nucleus  of independent  Italian  building' laborers  became   a
union organisation with D'Alessandro at
its head.
-. The man who could successfully defy
the influential padrones became the idol
of the fainter hearted fellow laborers.
More and more they jjrged him forward
in the work of organisation, finally demanding all his time and paying him
well for it as  their responsible leader.
In the meantime D'Alessandro influenced his fellow laborers' to oducate them*
, selves to provide better homes for their
families, and particularly to, Ilvo in a
more sanitary,, manner.
On beginning his labors as a hod carrier D'Alessandro was surprised and
troubled, that- his laboring compatriots,
so quiet and peaceful at home. In Italy,
should be here so <|uuri'ol»ome, In Italy
thoy seldom carried weapons. Here nearly all went about armed with knives or
revolvers, or both, and were quick to
use   them,
He quickly learned tliut It was a part
of the padrono system. To intimidate i\»
victims. Die padrones carried weapons'.
Accordingly tlio hod carriers and mortar mixers, Htrc-st cleaners, fruit hollers,
street immlclnim, nnd, in fiict, protty
noarly all Italians carried a knlfo 0V
revolver,
D'AIesnandro novor wu,i Armtil, Hu
pointed out tlio folly and (longer-of it,
nml when hfs trade hermmi an '(rgani»od
body It adopted ft rule lmpoHii** a fino
of live dollnrK on any nii'inber found
currying a lurgo knife or revolver In the
city. If he wns compelled to go out of
tho city to work, or to any placo of
•josMlblo attack tho rulo was relaxed,
Whon nny of D'AlcHUnnilro's compatriot» went back to Holy for a visit—as
thoy do In ruiiNldnrui'ilo inniihors ovory
yonr-it wns mitur.il that tln«y Miouli]
•lug his pralsoN, IIIn eiriirlK niul his in-
fiiii'iii*,' hnd tho effect of puttfjig moro
iloll'irs into tli- pockeU of «x»ry Italian
laborer if, Ainorlrn, while liiiinonMy Im.
proving their condition* woiicrnlly.
Ho tlio iinmn nml fame of Pomr-nlco
Alensiiiiilro hwiiinii wry fauillliir In tlm
king and to his trilnlfCorN. D'Ali-nnuiiiIro
was put forming (ll8tln(,u|i.h..1| «...,■■, iu**, for
his countrynnm in America, nml Mui'ilil
be rciwiinli'il,
li'Ali'NHnmlrn   wim ono  of tlm I ••at   of
hli.    ol'ifiiiilmillon   to  liimr  Imw   honored
mill cfli'lii'tili'il ho wiih to Im oino.
.  On tlm oviiiilng of -Mui'ili li  ihi'ii'  wns
&.      Ill*''* 111).'   (if   tl.L    UliKhlll    llllllllti ilo,I
Cnnlri-N1 l.m'iU I'n.nn, Nn '.''ill, nt |U
lii>uili|ijiii'ti''a. The hull Wim irnwdiil nml
irAli.»Minitio wiih |i|i'*>i>nt (hi tie pint-
form «n» *iIiii'i|ii|h I'm III llninii, wl,n ii,.
qufili'il li'AlfkDiiiKlrii lo join lihn tlwro,
Wllll'h   till)   'niter  ill.I.
Tlii'ri'ii|inn the I'misul, a|i«nKlng ii* iiiihIi
lij       *  ,4.        „,t,J,„.(...        «.-.">''.-   L        444-       .It       .,-.        1,1."
ao*(.i"-"i'<''   fi*M"" hi il'f,     r. «t\   n  'i ♦»!•■■ '
from Tntonl, Mlnlsti-r nf NoreiVn MltiWi !
nt Hoini', stntlntr that on iin'ount nf hi*.
(Ipf'tJj; i!*** fd   M-Mif'fi   on   tf.i.nif   o!    ).,■>.
rotiiitryiiii-n I hi1 Misu Imd U't'ii |i't>u>>ui| to
rn-niit  Hlirnnr   D'Ali'-mmlrn  n   flinvnlli-r I
ity -to  offer you  the  assuraiues   of  my
distinguished' consideration.      TITTOSI.
To    Chevalier    Domenieo' D'Alessandro,
Boston. v
Then Signor D'Alessandro understood,
and was able to make warm though dignified'acknowledgments to the consul. Alter
receiving congratulations he hurria;!
home with the news to his. wife, .,who
will be the first to pin upon Ms bieast
the ■ insignia of the order, a gold cross,
which will accompany the parchment diploma. V' — ■* , -^
' Signor-,'Chevalier,.D'Alessandro'.is a
sturdy figure'of a man, about . forty
years < old, with'a pleasant and most' intelligent countenance. His view of! tho
honor-, conferred .upon him . is *ch,arai;teris-
tic of the man.                "    '*,
"I am pleased at receiving this honor.
It will be a benefit to my countrymen
here, and even to Americans. Workmen
who are not unionised will hear of this.
It will appeal to them. They will join
the unions."—Hod Carriers' Journal. •  '
ANOTHER PRESS-GAG LAW
An echo of the famous press-gag law
of Pennsylvania, enacted during the term
of Governor Penny-packer—at his instigation—is the bill recently introduced In
congress by Senator Penrole, 'esting the
postmaster general of the Unitk'd States
with unlimited authority in denying the
mailing privileges to newspapers and publications. It is stirring up a protest all
over the country, as it is held specially
dangerous and a menace to organised
labor. Many typographical inlons are
taking this vlow of the measure and adopting resolutions in disapproval, declaring that the placing of autberating power in tho hands of a.government appointee, nt whose whim, power or option
business may be ruined, wealth dissipated and labor displaced, is alien to American institutions, and .would or.ly bo
tolerated by an absolute monarchy. The
necessity of guarding the press against
tho threatened ' invasion of (he rticred
rights of a free prftss is also i.«»l i» vrg<--d
upon representatives In coni; *ivs.~
HOW TO RUIN YOUR UNION
An exchange publishes the following as
to  the manner in      which a labor union
can  be rendered weak and helpless:
."Send your dues.in by a brother.
".Speak evil of your union- whenever
you havo an opportunity.
"Threaten to leave your union or disobey its laws if it doesn't do just as
you would have it.
"Never attend "meeting except there is
no, other place to. go or save-'a fine.
"He sure to tell everyone that you
meet that you oppose the action of your
union.
•''When you have a personal spite to a
brother save up your wrath till meeting
night, then tell him what you think of
him.        - •     "
"Always  hint  or Insinuate that those
Tin i-ntliu'-liiMlc nwjl.<ii»i* wlidli gns-i-
cit I lii* iiiinimiK-i'ii'i'iit lt-ft l)*iM(i(«niidro
In qulti. n ilu/e. init ho i.iii'1'illly recover,
fil nn n*«illng n Intl.." nilitri'KScil to film-
M*ir, of whlrh tlm following |m n traliMa*
tion;
fiiMi*-.! Or-Ve-   T'nrn*   Jen   T.1   1000
trier. X\r:—l aio (flail tn Annoupt-*   tn
i-o'i ilit hi* Titfiif.ty, fl./> Klni* ii," nn-
XU*l «.nvi>rplirri, bn* tj|«**n i.lciiHiiil to con-
Arm to you nt my *itopo«*.| the rtcjfr**
of a.in/illcr fl tlrf Order r-f H* Cro**-,
nf  ltiitv,
J -ah»ll reierxe to myte\t tlm honor of
•*.-t,'Jli.g you the dlp-oro*.
i tinrla-ailVaU'.at.tt .,,y<>a   Cut    U.C    t.'lll'll'    l.*1-
•ta.wfil upon you! » teU »b|t opportun*
"whcTdcPtHe~work_for~the union ure srelT
ing an office or some glory. At the
same time be very careful that you do
not do any, work lest you be accused tho
same way.
Bo sure not to say anything good of
labor agitators who work for the union
when you-are at ths theater, the saloon
or in bed,
"Nover be guilty of going to labor
mass meetings' if you can find any excuse for not being present.
"Then after all these things boast of
being a model union man.
"Then let this model union man write
his epitaph In the family album thus: 'I
havo reaped where I have not sown. I have
enjoyed benefits which I had no, part In
making, I have hung onto the coat of
the great labor movement doing all I
could to retard Its progress. I havo
smitten tho hand that brought mo Mossing. I am on ungrntWul coward."'
■■—Ot———
THU l-'IVE  CENT  UNKWST.,
Tho worst onomy of the labor unionist
who gazos furtively down tho stroot to
i)00 that no one Is looking before he
slides Into a non-union harbor Bho|i to
savo a nickel on a hair cut—tho follow
who chaw* scab tobacco and smokes scab
clgtu'h, who never wvui'H u uiUou lubol
iu Ills hat or hns tho union stamp upon his shoos, nnd wears ntttro manufactured in a K.voatnho|i. Wo havo neon this
follow and no havo you, nml wo know
1>lit) for. what ho Is—us the worst kind
of n. knocker whoro unionism Is concerned, Ilo upends his money to knock, union men and provldo employment for
scabs, Uc is ton times worse than tha
lirlvatu detective whom tlio manufacturer
Association HiiMigules Into tho union, for
tho latter Is never supposi'd to liino nny
principle nnd enn he ,giinrili>d jmnlnst.
Now, .Mr, Union Man, Just Wlzu your-
hulf up ami find If you tiro In the cheap,
kiio'-kiiiK (.lilt-!.. Do you n«l »limed in a
union limber shop'? When you lite tobacco or cigars do you cull for blue In*
del gnoilH' In ihe union 'rt'ii'l in your
hat or mi your shoos, nml nro nil your
o|oU»'» MH'iiNiireil up to a Hi|iinri>, union
nit? \\n ilim't Imvi' to tell you wlioro
you bi'liing, .Inct think youi•elf up mid
you will know without nny AUHlntiiiicn
on your | mi it, Now, ilim't not inml itntl
liliiioi' un, If you nro on tho erook«d
rum!, repent nml got si|imr(i nnd Mnrt
nut mi tlm htinlulu nml narrow pnth of
irinli* iinlotilNiM, Ci'iihu llm kiKM'ki'r net
nml tiy tn piny thn limn, or oli-o be ilo-
ri'iit liml gi*t out of the union ami (in-
«o(in!i. with the nowil lo which you
properly tiiiluni*;. This In n nt might tl|i,
—Mxrlitinui'.
IIKMIT  TO  TIM*!   POINT.
.-tLi   .. ,m   in.i.iu   I-..*   ..,..   4,,^.4.„n     "i
'•r,»o*   ni.'ofi'l"
"Nu "
"Ami why tint?"
"HmhUii;  I   xxttiX  out   «i>  h:,x\- ,i   fgoml
tlimi,"
"Anil 'lid yon  luive n  k'iuhI tliue','"
., ,•     ,,
"Vou nut  full'/"
"V«*. "
Ami n|»>iit ymir money,'"
"Vrs—two ilollarn titul  a  half." ,
"Ari,i •.on ch-ar on your union books?"
"Nut quite."
\\lii*'"
h.'iuivf.  ih.ii   liitiiu   nml   unuthnr   |u-»>*
ti*rit»-i| in.v M-tthrirf up."
"I'u ;.i(i. b.i, t!.c |.»i-li tliut ilcfauj*!
>our jiii'i.-.*.t«V"
"No; It io»f.'. too Tiuifh "
"Wi«u!«l Mh.il ywi •.J'tnl thf «.t!irr nigl.t
t]mr ,vrm on the union liooUs nnd pn.v
for your labor paper'"
"I gu*»» it would '"
".Ittf j-i'f 5'iiii i'rtpaf.f'«r "ivirwlf n union li'inri."—PftKraon I.*bor .SUmUra
TO CONTROL PEACE
Of THE WORLD
Paris, June 4—President Falliere
returned to" Paris after four days'-
visit, to King Edward and was
given a> rousing welcome home.
The* president's visitKhas stasted
talk" of an ■ alliance between England, Prance and Russia against
Germany,, the combination, which.,
with the'■ Anglo-Japanese;-',*-- agreement, it is figured, would control
the two hemispheres. ' The forthcoming visit' of King Edward-and
President Fallieres to Emperor
Nicholas in St. Petersburg are-expected to 'clinch the bonds between
the three countries and perhaps
lead to an agreement "forithe preservation of the peace of Europe."'
 _—o*___-
NOT YET/BUT SOON
Paris. • '18—M. Cachard,. attorney
for Mmo. ,Gould, who is at present en*
gagji'd ■ in preparing tho contract for
Mine, Gould's marriage to Prince Helle
lie Sagan, authorises the associated press
to deny; absolutely the story that tho
couple were secretily married at Hoboken
on the ovo of thoir departure from America last month. As' already stated in
these despatches, the Gould family's opposition to the marriage'has'boon, withdrawn.' The bans will be published next
.Saturday, and 'the marriage will take
place a fortnight later, tho French law
requiring that the bans bo published ten
days in advance, the lattler under the
Protestant rite. ' " j
The couple will bo married under what
is known. In ' France ns the "separation
of property regime," namely, each party
to remain "in absolute control, of his or
her fortuno. which in the event of death'
shall not pass to the survivor, but to
their heirs of deceased.
THE FIRST SCAB.
, Progress, BulTulo, N, Y.) ' -
■ Undoubtedly, 'the devil was the first
scab. -.There is no disputing the fact
.that -heaven has always been run according to .union principles und as a
closed shop. Satan rebelled against
these„conditions, and started to agitate
for an open institution, whereupon he
wns expelled from membership In- the
Angels' Union, and fired to perdition.
Ever since then harmony has prevailed
in Paradise and the closed shop prevails.
No scabs are tolerated in the kingdom
of heaven,, and there is ,no room for
Prof. Eliot's hero strikebreaker there.
Our advice'to the man who is so slow
_as to act the scab_is_tp_ go to__hjs_fai
ther.    " ~" ,'
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THK CHILD FATHER TO THE MAN.
Three persons who think they seo in
Mr. Roosevelt an alarming dlap.isltlo.i to
regulate other people's affairs will he interested to learn how oarly 'his tendency was manifested.
When Theodore was quite a littlo boy
his father told him he was going on a
long Journey and admonished young Tod
to bo a good boy and to take good caro
of his mother.- That night, in his prayers tho lad asked tho Almighty to watoh
over his father, who was travelling far
from homo, and to holp him bo a good
boy, then ho added: ,
"As for mother t will look aftor, hor
myself."—Success Mnaazlno.
BHTEN_BY JAPS
Train Crew put to Flight by Mob
of Infuriated Brown Men
; -Wild Excitement.
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Vancouver,!June' 3---Eighty"^ infuriated Japanese almost but kill.
edV Canadian Pacific railway coa-
ductor/Tnon-ias''Hughes, of Bevel-"
stoke, last Saturday night, in one
of the most 'j peculiar encounters
that has occurred" since the brown"
men have come to Victoria. Conductor Hughes is now in the ^hospital suffering -from his injuries.
His case is but.an incident^in ,.thev
putting to 'flight, of the entire'
train crew and the delaying of the
traffic on the; main line of the C.
P.B. for a couple of ..hours. An
eastbound .freight train stopped,
at Carlin siding, about half way
between Kamloops and Bevelstoke
and Hughes was under directions
to pick up a car of lumber there.,
While' this, operation was being
carried out it was necessary .'to
movo a Japanese outfit car in'
which the Japanese were sleeping.
The Brake rigging of the Japanese
car fell off and-the wheels were
thrown from the track. In a minute nearly all out of the score of
Japs were outside looking, for,, a
fight, They picked up-stones End
clubs "and started down the track
after the train crew. Hughe*, was
the first man they met and they
nearly killed him.. He was beaten
black^and blue' and will for many
days be-in the hospital. Tha 1:reman; engineer and brakemin went
to his rescue but were'driven back
and all four men ran for their
lives, The brakeman.and conductor finally escaped from the infuriated Japanese into  the' v/oods.
Other Japanese chased the engineer and fireman back to the locomotive. The fireman succeeded* iri cutting.off the.engine from
the cars and the locomotive was
run "light"'to. Tappen siding at
which place the incident was
reported. .Train No. 97, and also
a stock train came along . and
were delayed two hours while a
party of officials went up the line
_4-.a» •Afini'f-vv ♦•l\!*-' — -rtTtAin fffclc Tl-tam      at .-■*»*■,_
~HV JftAy/XXJ    —rwmi^ —V* *V-»« W«**W> -**. «V-»   W »*=-
ductor and brakemaa were taken
aboard and Hughes rushed to the
hospital. None of the Japanese
had been injured by the car going
off the track and their attack on
the trainmen was a result of brutal excitement.
TIR COULD RUN   TUTTY.
1 ■ " '
A laborer In search of work was nskod
by a builder to whom ho applied II ho
could nm putty.
Ho replied that ho could and was told
to bo nt tho works at six o'clock noxt
morning. Ho arrived at tlio time stated
mid whon nnkoil if ho woro ready stripped off his overcoat''' ami dlsclosoil lilm*
self to the astonished builder clad In
running costunio and pumps,
"Whnt nro you going to do In thoso
things,'*'* nuked tlio omployor,
"Hun l'utty," answered the man.
'   "Hut    I want you to run down into
this hole," Haiti the builder,
"0| don't caro It It Is down a drain,"
rii|illod tho mon, "Throt him out and
OI'll run  him,"—London  Topograph.
COMMON SENSE
itclllgcnt peoplo to use only
mown -'omposltlon. Thoro-
Dr. l'lcruo's tnwllclnct, tbr
Ich print over/ Ingredient
.hom upon tlio bottio wrap
Its corroctneet under oath
Ins In favor,   Tho con
Pleree'*! mcdlclnnn In ope
'■Im* nVilroi,
iun,».f in vr.*-!
on
f/Cft
mod
foro
make
ontorln
pen an
•ro dally gr
position of E    .
to Bvorybodvyn,.
of having ihfi^vtnTi  .....■.■
liii']ili''.r!0S'Lfillliyi>".><j'.'.hui!orfn""0v.'l°!"'
conhdol.Lthitt IlnVplt^r tlii! cfJinntiHIl»oi
oi yii'm-TWulfliH***.. U..Kn'rw.n th« morn
iiiotL, Doing wholly mudo uTTnc activn
miHiiclnnl principle** extracted from fla**
tlv<i fanwt rnoti, by o*.act proct«sr«
orlRlnal with Dr. Plwco, and without tin1
usfl of a drop of ulcohol, trlplo-roflnod and
clinmlcally pi:ro alycrrlno Iwlng usmI In*
nt-'iul In nx-tnictlni' and preserving tho
curntlvn vlrtuct* n-nli-Mnir In tho roots
omplriyrtl. thoso mnllclnra aro entirely
(nit from tho abjection of dolna harm
by creating nn appdtlta for oltbor al*
cuaiuiw oovt*ni«<-» or liawi * lurming
rtr«!">, V.vnTti'.iic the frrTmi'i. on their
bottl't wrupiK1!-*—tho Mimn ns nworn to by
Dr. Pierce, nnd you will find that Ms
•Golden HMIeaJ nittcovory," the arreat,
blood*piirll!e*r, nUimneh tonle nnd Wol
remilator-tho medicino which, whilo not
recommended to euro eonr-umptlnn In Hs
'UiVUM-lid »l,ll(rti!all)ll IIICdH'liWH'lll dothut)
yiit tines ctire all thoso catarrhal conditions of head and throat, weak stomach,
torpid liver and bronchial troubles, weak
iiiirh and hanB-on-roiiRhs, whlclu If ne*j*
lected or badly trnitted lojul up to and
finally terminate In consumption.
Toko tho "(Solden Medical IHecovert'
in lime and It li not HtVeljrfo disappoint
yoii II only y<m kivo it a Uu/routjh and
Jnlr trial. Don't n!C|x«t mlneict. It
won't do «npornritiir*,l thln-M, Von mn.*t
I'ter-lwi your tKillenon and iir*ri»v»T0 In IU
uw) for rt rea»onablo lennlh of tlmo to tret
lUfiill tienefiu Tho ln(*r»MllenU of which
Dr. i*1mxw'# inHlciner. «ro cnnn«fa-d havo
tlw uuniialineri rndorwrnent of neores nf
medleaf b-ador^-t-etter than any amount
of lay. or n/jn-nmfefilfwcal, U-sUfw-Jnltlt.
I I hey are, not given away to he fxiieri*
•n-int/';! with hut itru r«U U M duila* in
m-sdlcmoi tt rcoKoiiaUo lirfcut,
KILLED AT COBAtTl
B.C.Contractor.in Explosion-
Murder Reported.
Cobalt, Jvin.8, f,3rr**-;,young contractor from" British.-. Columbia,
named S.". Hayden',"was killed at
tho-Patterson mine?', this morning.
The, explosion ,, which resulted in
the death of Hay-den and the injury of bis partner, is supposed to
have been due to a defective fuse.
Reports have reached the 'camp
of a murder at McDougall yesterday: The coroner, and police left
this morning to investigate. •'-..
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OF COMMERCE
HEAD OFFJCEa TOHONTO
ESTABUSBED 1807
B. E. WALKER, Preddent     ,
ALEX. LAIBD, General Macager  .
A. B. IRELAHD, Superintendent of
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Paid-up Capital, $10,000,005
Rest, '••■ - - 5,000,000
Total .Assets, - 113,000,00&
LOCOMOBIVE ENGINEERS.
BADLY. SFBAINES ANKLE CUBED.
Hhree years ago our daughter
sprained her ankle and had been
suffering terribly for two days and
two nights—had not slept a minute. Mr. Stallings, of Butler', in
Tennesee, told us of Chamberlains
Pain Balm. We went to the store
that night' and gjot a bottle of it
and bathed her ankle two or three*
times and sho went to sleep and
had a giood night's rest. The next
morning she was much better, and
in a short time could walk around
and had no more trouble with hor
ankle, E, M. Brumitt, Hampton,
Tern., 25 and 50 cent sizes for
sale by all druggists.
"I soo," snld tho old lady, "tliar's a
lot o' talk 'bout tlio ''woman's rights'
In tho impor now. What doos It all
mean?"
"lilt monrni, Marin," said tlio old man
"that womon air a-takln' tho placo*
what men occuplod. You'll And tho plow
right what- I left It, an' whon you sharp-
en tli' ax you can call lato a douon
cords o' wood; and I'll havo mivpor a*
bllln' whon you get homo."—Atlanta
C'oimtltutlon.
Columbus, June 4—Corrigan of
Hillsb;oro, Texas, was today'chosen as assistant grand chief of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers to All the'last o^the two
positions of that title which the
convention created. The office
carries with it a salary of *?3fe6o
with {ravelling expenses. William
Ryan withdrew his name..' 'Harry
Murray of San Luis Uotosi, Mexico, will be elected first grand assistant engineer to succeed B,. W.'
Botterell,  of Ottawa. 5
'    MATJBETANIA'S TIME.
New York, June 5—Breaking her
own°record by two hours and forty-one minutes over the long route
from Queenstown to New "York the
Cunard line leviathan Mauretania
came up to New York's gateway
to-night and anchored, ending a
most remarkable attempt to hang
up a new trans-Atlantic record for
the long westward voyage to this
city from the Irish Coast.
With only three of her four pro-
pellors in operation during the
voyage the vessel covered 2889
miles between Daunt's Bock and
the Sandy Hook light ship in 4
days, 21 hours and 18 minutes,
which is only 56 minutes behind
the best record made over the
course, made by her sister ship
the Lusitania, which covered the
distance in 4' days 20, hours_and
22 minutes^ with an average speed
of 24,83 knots. The Mauretania's
speed averaged for the trip 24.64
knots. The Mauretania's best previous time over the course was
made on a voyage whioh ended
on %ril 15. She then covered the
entire distance in 5 days, 13 hours
and 59 minutes.
CHINESE MUTINIED.
Tacoma, June 3—The refusal of
Jas. Gainsford, special watchman
on board the British steamer Su-
veric, captain W. Shotton, loading lumber here for Manila, to allow her crew of 72 Chinese to, go
ashore yesterday maddened them
and they attacked him with hatchets and Marline spikes, breaking
one of his ribs and otherwise injuring him. But fer tho timely
arrival of the ship's first mate and
others of the crew,"the Chinese
would have succeeded in ljmchling
Gainsford with a rope that someone attempted to put around his
neck, The aged watchman fought
them off with his revolver and
shot one of his assailants, inflicting only a flesh wound,,
A Spokano preacher declared that
French hoolb turn tho head. Thoy havo
boon known to turn tho nnklo.
MACHINERY
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Identity of Tommy \
'  By ADDIE f/MITCHELL,
Copyricbt. trot, by K. C.  ParceUs.
Mra., Vniishii-'iuit down tbe letter she
hnd twen re.-uliiirj. with n trbubled*lit-
' tie slfrh. Her fkiiiRhter Madge-looked
up froth the step.   -," . -"■*■••'   "-''.
"What's the matter., mother? Yon
look ns if you had l>oen rending your
denth warrant"   '
, "I have—the death warrant of onr
unifnmer's. peace.... Aunt. Mary- ..North
•writes to ask If we won't keep her
Tom while she and Mr.-,,North'go
abroad for^the sumuier." ,,' *,-*. ~ '£. .
"Who's her TomV" asked Madge succinctly.       "- >,," ".-.-v  |     ." y/<
"Her stepson/ I've riot, seen 'Avint
Mnry .--in'-p she married Mr. North, an-.l
1 know nest to nothing of the North
family. But Mrs. Wilson knew Mr.
North when-they were living In Chi-
casio (tlint was in the tiine of the flrst
Mrs. North., nnd she said there were
two girls nnd a boy. The boy was in
kilts then, and that was tive years ago.
so he must .be nbout eight or nine
.venrs old.' Aunt Mnry wiys he has
been ill with typhoid and thnt she remembers with hope for his health that
tbe nir nt IMneeroft l*.healing." :
"But we can't have him., mother.
Think of .having nn eight-year-old boy
on our hands the whole summer! We
can ne^er get enough cooked for him
to ent arid he'll he drowned regularly
once n week and brenk all his arms
• and leg? on thei other dn.ro. And. I
•wanted a qnivt. heavenly rest this aura-
tner before. 1. hnve to-go track to tbat
awful office. And It will be—well, tbe
•Qther-;klnd,af.lfli,ttnie^ with" a Tommy
•around, that Is certain.** .,
"But  Mndge.  I  can't retime Aunt
"Mary.   She. wan your fathers fnvorite
.-amit and "always so good to him." No,"
Tommy will have to come, whether-tre
•want,him or not." ',
, ''Well. then, when*?**
1 ''The letter Buys' next Tuesday nn-
less they bear from us that it ta not
•convenient." '.','.,..'
"Tell Aunt Mary, I have the smallpox or that I died suddenly nt the
•news— anything.   Please, mother!"
"1 was wondering," said her mother,
"whether an eight-year-old boy"would
be afraid to sleep In a,room by himself. Shall we put a bed In the alcove
off my room or, fix up the south ch<j,m-
oiberV
"All  the boys I've ever seen." answered Madge, "were nfrald neither of
the things under the earth nor of thb<-o
upon. It... (Jl've him,a room to himself.
and then you'll, lie saved tue^everlast-
Ing clatter of fishing tackle and knives
and toads juicl things in your room."
"Still  gruinbllt.g.   Madge helped ■ her
mother get ready the south'.chamber.,
.   As she* worked she grew Interested and,
even took from the walls.of her own
.  room   some  Interesting  prints^ which
. she thought, would be. suitable, for a
boy's roomT
. "1 can't soe'.though^why "Aunt Mary,
didn't take the little wretch abroad
•with her—the sea air would do him
good. Take out all -the, fancy things.*
mother, as you value them."
1 "If you only understood big boys ns
•well as you seem to understand the
small oues you would not be.twenty-
' four and still single." teased her mother.   „
"I do, mother," "snld Madge ve'je*
mently. „ "I understand them altogether too well, nnd that's the very reason
I am still single."
There was no Iramedlanj reply to
this, nnd Mrs. Vaughn tf.ned her attention to the room.
"Get all yoiir old picture books n*...l
put them on that shelf, Mndge, an.l I
think I'll bring .din's old hobbybovzo
down from the ntllc. lie mny despise.
It, but you never can toll."
"I suppose I could mako lilm so;,..o
kltes.", snld' Mndge. "There's all lb-it
red nnd blue pnpev nud miles of yellow
string. Perhaps If l mnko n big one
ho'll got fastened' to It and fly ofMo
Mars. Ami while I'm up In the attlo
I'm going to bring down somo of Jim's
old ovornlls."
Arvntigomonts wore ilnnlly completed, and Mndge rnther looked forward
to the coming ol* thellttlo boy, bo that
when Tuesday came sho willingly
drove lo tho station for him, though
she protested that St. Lawrence nnd
his gridiron were nn nothing to the
torment she \viin undergoing. Sho took
along ii'Imk of coq'sIoh, "Just* to stop
up his, mouth so lio enn'.t.nsk 'quos-
,tions," she explained,
The'train' was1 Into,' nnd Mmlgo' got a
little* cross ns she wnltod In tho opsn
trni/with the lint Run Imntlng down
■ upon lior, .Tlio pony wns restless, nnd
b|r> dared not Umve lilm lo go Inslile
of tlio Ntntlon. When tlio train IIdiiII;*.
stonmed ,ln, however, filio gnvb tlio
rnlnn to a' porter hnd went lo find;her
young' charge, She wiitclied the l'0'.v
who cm mo out of tho concho.* uorvoun-
ly, with one oyo on tlio dancing pony,
but im far, hh r.lie could"wo no kI.ii.II
hoy was on flic* train, Fonrlng Unit ho
hnd not honrd ihe iinino of tho etntlo'i
cnlled. slip Kp'V.so t" tlie conductor, who
fdld ln>r th:it no Ktich ppi'Koii wiih tin
t.io trnln,
"Well,"; ■•ho tliou«l*t, ;'I supposo I
slioi'M be glnd of II." nnd wns golii*:
.liiu-lJ to1 the trap when It occurred to
hor thnt lie might koiiid wny hnve got
punt her into tho station nnd might bo
•wnltlim for Imr thoro. She looked In,
No ou£» win* thore hut n very full
lyoimi! 1111111. who wns lennlng back
rn tlu'i- limply ngnliiHt the sent, milo a»
fr'iin tt H'l'iMif lllni-HH. Miult'o mivo lilm
more thitn n passing glnnco bucnuso
*iw wiiiulcri'd wtio tic might hu, Vomits
nit'ii ut riin.'croft at tlilt* rtcafwn woro
a nn It y
"I.oi'jh Bielc," sho muttorod, "or « lit
tip rtnlTy."   Blip wnt* gi'ttlng Into the
C*»ti Vim:*.! ti »n»ivv "» '■>••»■ j''*'"' {'•'•'•"■'•''■''
cnimcd her to wbucl uroipid. Tha1
strniiBo, young mnn, lint In hand, wa*
corinluiy appiikliifr to her., 8ho morolj,
looked hor ■urprlic.
"Are you not MlM Vauohn, and
worcn't you oxpoctlnn mo?" Qor blue
eye* widen-*! Into n pMltlri*/ etnto of
nmnr-oment
* MI—1 nm MadRe Vnnitbti, but yon—
y<m(mu»t be mUUlMn," sbo said,
•'I >m Or.' Norl.b^-'ToM'iNortli, m»
onrcner'■wrote.** ae "ws • uiusning ii
little nt tho {n-Hcr-voss of her reception. !
"You —yoi. nre. littlo Tommy V.
"Why"— She began to laugh merrily, j.
and the young man laughed, too, a bit'
stiffly, for he did not understand tbe
Joke. "You have tbe advantage of me," j
he said.  -;.'.,,.- \
" Madge sobered at bis tone and real- j
lzed tbat sbe -was not displaying asy .
marked hospitality,. Sbe held out a
'repentant band,- -which tbe young man-'
took eagerly:   "We're sort of consins. .
I guess,** sbe said. . "Anyway, if you •
are Tommy North we've been looking
'for yoo,,so get in; a»d .-well Btart" .   '
*^I can go away if it is not convenient," protested the man. ■.  ,-  ■
"Convenient!   After I've worked-for
ithree days getting picture .books and
kites and little blue overalls ready for
you?  No, sir; you will have to nso all
'those things." , , ?   '
.  '.'You   seei"  she  explained  as  she
'drove ajong, "we got the impression
from, some one that;you were'about
eight years old.    Your.-mother.never
mentioned your age or height, arid so
■we'got ready for a small boy, and—and
here are some cookies I brought along
I so that you would not ask questions on
the way home."   She thrust a paper
bag.intorhls Lands.  -.*..- ,„,"..
They were both laughing like children as they drove In at the gate, and
by tbe time explanations were made,
ltd Mrs. Vaughn the young man was
thankful that the surprise had bap-
'pened. He , felt, that it had been a
| good thing to take Madge by surprise,
•for wben two-people have laughed to
'gather tbey have rapidly progressed in
their acquaintance.
• On tbe very first day Mrs. Vaughn
'bad looked' at the two with compre
.benslon in her eyes, and as the week*
grew into months she felt reasonably
'rare that Madge would never go back
to tbe office,,. ,.     -, -„,
•"Why should she," whtepered bolder woman to^herself, ^wbea,.a^p*^8peiv
iOos, young physician Is riaj^cmli; will*:
■big, but obviously anxioaa, to mosop*
joltale herr
!"- The day before he waa scbeduled to
igo back to tbe city a new man by
| reason of Pinecroft air and agreeable
companionship they took the big red
and bine kite to the top of a.nearby
bill to fly It It soared clear above
the trees as the man slowly unwound
the long yellow string. Tbe girl watch-
ned It rather sadly, for as yet there bad
been no word of, love between them
and she realized that she bad grown
to care so much that it was hard not
to let blm see It Sbe felt glad, though,
that she bad not let him see it, .because there might be anether girl in
the city, to; whom he was bound, and
she—well, she* bad her work at the
office.. The tears had come Into her
eyes, and now they - splashed over.
The young "man looked up justpln time'
to catch sight of them, and, letting
the string go, he turned and caught
her In his arms. ,  . .      .
° "Dear," he whispered, "what is it?"
She; did not speak, but she did not try
,to get away either, and after a moment he said: . ,. . .: „• ;
"Is'It because I.am going away—is
it, Madge?" She shook her.head. '"
-_^Why,_toeni!Uhe^urgk,_'itelI_nie.
Suddenly she began to laugh—a soft
little laugh that .made the man bold
her close*?..
"I was only wondering," sho said,
"whether or not there was a girl"— 'V
"You bet there is,'* he interrupted,
"and I've got her right where I want
her.". Which sentence, slangy"'as , it
was, seemed to be wholly satisfactory
to Madge.
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Robbery Believed (o be
* tlie Hotive
Screen Doors, Ice Cream Freezers,
Boys' and Girls' Wagons
Garden Hose  and. Fishing
And. as usual'we are right on deck with the most
complete * and varied assortment ~ of these lines
carried in the city. Our.„policy is fairness to every
one and/our congenial clerks only live for the
, pleasure of showing arid demonstrating the merits
of our various lines.
Call and 'see us when in need.
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a Trees and Foola.
Any fool can destroy trees. They
cannot run a-way, and If they conld
thoy would still be destroyed—chaBcd
and bunted down as long as fun or a
dollar could be got out of thoir baric
hides, branching horns or magnificent
bole backbones. Few that fell trees
plant them. Nor would planting avail
much toward getting bade anything
ilko tho noble primeval forasts. During n man's life only saplings can he
grown in tho placo of the old trees,
tens of centuries old, tbat have boon
destroyed. It took more than 8,000
years to make some of tho trees lu
those western woods—trees that are
still standing In perfect strength and
beauty, waving and singing lu the
mighty forests of tho Sierra. (Jbd has
cared for theso trees, saved thom from
drought, disease, avalanches and it
'thousand straining, lovellnp tomposts
and (loodR, but ho cannot save' thorn
from fools. Only Undo Sam can do
tl.nt.--.Tolm Muli* of California.
Out of the Schoolroom.*
A schoolboy was asked to glvo aouio
Information In regard to tho Cury sisters, tlio onco famous New England
poets, and ho snld ot them:
"Tho Cnry sister:* woro two poets
who lived .In 'Massachusetts most of
Uio timo. They wont ow York,
whore 'thoy nuiUo,. many fast friends.
Their fastest friend was John G. Whit-
tier."        .'■'■.
At the time of the Longfellow con-
tennlnl, when tlio pchool children woryf
writing so much about lilm, one-hoy
.wrote i
"laOiigfollftw'B poems woro,mostly of
Ill's own ooinpo'sni'iV.uit ho wrote "Fitllii
of n. Wayside Inn,' when* ntli*>rn Ml**.
tho.tnlkln-j. lie wns the ■hii'I ■niryt't*
of our' country nml wii" t< <'iti"i'*-.'i,i
when It ciiuie tu ivjii i»*-<tn ■ i.n. <
loo cciy,
Tlio Union bank of St. PotorsburR
has Its own police sorvlco, Ono night
tlio director was sleeploss. Ilo won*
dorort whether tho bank pollco woro
really trustworthy, no, concludod to
mnko n trial, lie disguised hlrasolf
and rushed, pistol iu hand, Into tbo
bntilr rntilt Tho nnlW wnrc wood for
nothing. Thoy looked on quietly,
whilo tho' director iiocKotod •ZMM.xaji)
rubles and carried them away, Since
thon no one luis seen tbo director.—
Slmpllclsslmus.
Paris, June 4—A double murder
was committed here during < the
early hours of the morning that
for absolute brutality would be
bard to parallel in the annals of
crime in Paris.
Adolphe Steinbeil, a noted portrait painter, a son of Louis Charles . Auguste Steinbeil one of the
most celebrated French artists and
a grand nephew of Messennier and
his wife's mother, Mme. Japy,
were strangled to death in the
Rue de Vaugierard, his wife was
gagged and I)ound to her bed and
heard her mother's dying struggles as she fought for life with
the murderers."- .''.., ,;
The boivnd woman and the'bod-
ies of her husband and mother
were found by.a man servant who,
had arisen to prepare breakfast.,
- Mme.. Steinheil suffering, from a
great nervous shock, told the.police that three men and a woman,
the latter, she thought she recog-
nised al one oT*Tier Eusband'F
niodels, forcibly entered the house
about 1 o'clock in the '. morning
and .sprang upon her like 'beasts,
tieing her to the bed. They mistook her for her sixteen year old
daughter, who was absent in the
country and one of the men demanded to know where the money
received , from a sale of pictures
had been placed..
The woman with the men urged
them to kill her but they left Mme,
Steinheil.helpless and proceeded to
othor parts of the house where
they ■ strangled ,M. Steinheil ' and
his mother-in-law. The whole of
the house. was ransacked, and it
is impossible to say h'ow fierce the
death struggle had been.
' The police seem totally at, a loss
to account for the atrocity of the
mur-der." Cords drawn Ht»h.t round
the necks of the man" and woman
show tho manner of their death.
Late tonight it was reported' an
Italian had been arrested as one
of the murderers.
The assassins succeeded in making off with several thousand dollars' worth of valuables, The original motive, according to the
police, would seem to bo ."obbery,
as it had been the intcjuion of the
Steinheils to make a, trip 'nto the
country,
A UNIQUE EXHIBIT
Tbi' management of tho Dominion exhibition of Calgary havo
beon successful in securing a unique and intovoBting educational
exhibit which will be ono of tho
gventflf-it attractions at tho fair
and which will be appreciated by
all who mny bo privileged to at*
tend,
It is the exhibit of the Garbutt
Businoss College which has boon
established in A\.»-rta but nine
months, hut which through its enterprise, superiority and thoroughness of its i-ournos, and tho loyalty of its former students, has in
this Bhort time grown to be the
lara-est school of its kind in Cal*
gary o-nd possibly in the province,
All who attend the fair will be
sure, therefore, to see this interesting exhibit.
A PARSON'S FAEEWELL.
A report reached the Clarion office the first of the week, says the
Berea Clarion, that a minister not
more- than a thousand miles from
Binola took permanent leave of
his congregation a few Sundays
since in the following manner:
''Brothers and sisters: I came to
say good-bye. I don't think God
loves this .church because none of
you ever died. I don't think you
love each , other because I never
marry any of you. I don't think
you love me because you havle not
paido me my salary. Your donations are moldy fruit and wormy
apples, and by their fruits ye
shall know them. '
"Brothers, I am going to a better place. I have been called - to
be chaplain of ta penetentiary.
Where, I go ye cannot come now,
but I go' to prepare a place for
you and may the Lord have mercy
on your souls.   Good bye."
HOW ITS DONE
SHOT IN THK HEAD.
Montreal, June 4—Jean Gauth-
ier, a nine year old "girl, who was
visiting, friends "oh Orleans street,
was "playing with other children,
and-was—shot-in- the-head-with—a-
revolver. j ."■'"'. '"    .
The revolver was kept to shoot
rats and was found by one of the
little ones behind the' carpet on
the verandah, who" started playing
with it, with the result that the
discharged bullet lodged in the
little girl's head. Ber condition
is critical. 1" .:'■■*
BETWEEN THE DEVIL
AND THE DEEP SEA
"How do you manage your railroads in this country?" -kiquired
the man from Mars. "In these
countries of tho old world which I
have visited they are owned and
managed by the government."
"Inasmuch"as I have never been
abroad," replied the politician, "I
must of' cource conclude that their
method's are purely theoretical.
We in this country pride ourselves
on being practical,"
"May I ask you to explain?"
'said the man from,Mars,
"Certainly," replied tho politician.   Our  practice  proceeds      on
Toronto Man Marries Second
Time—first Wife and Nine
Children living
Renfrew, Ont.,, June 4--—A great
sensation has been caused here
by the arrest for bigamy of John
E. Anderson, who, was married a
month ago to Miss. Florence Jamieson, the "youngest daughter of
Rev. William, S. Jamieson of the
Methodist church.
■• Anderson had been an inspector
of schools at Brockville since leaving here in September, having been
principal of the public school here
for two years'.' His story of' his
being a widower was never doubted, 'oHe and Mrs., Anderson came'
to Renfrew a few days ago to visit Rev. and Mrs. Jamieson, and it'
was while on this, visit that , he
was arrested. It appears that a
mKked"^"opy—pf th"e"paper*"w'as"'
sent to his first, wife in Toronto
containing the account oi his second marriage here in April.
Although it appears that he had
caused - a, letter to be sent to her
from out west saying that* he was
on his way to his school in British
Columbia and havting taken smallpox on the,way he was forced to
leave the train at, Banff while in
fact he was just on the eve of
marriage here. Besides his wife
who is living in Toronto he has
nine children, two of whom are
married and have children.
Asked whether he preferred being
tried by the magistrate here cr by
a jury, he said he preferred the
former and refused a solicitor for
his case. He ' pleaded, guilty and
is to appear again Saturday when
his sentence will be pronounced,
although at the time of his marriage here in April his age was
put on tho register as thirty-nine,
Anderson is fifty-four years of age
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Auditor, Accountant, General Agent
Life, Accident nnd Employer's Ltnbllity insurance
Books -opened,   closed,   audited, and accounts  kept in the
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Phone   No.  52 House No.   174
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Fernie's Most Home-Like House
King Edward Hotel
*'     J. L.  Gates,   Proprietor
■Centrally— Located-
Fernie,-
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By Power and
save money
Cost of operating
very trifling
Circular Saw Frames *j[ Stationary and Portable ^
Drug Saw Machines Sawing Outfits
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LATEST 60LDHELDS
Vancouver. B,
C, June 4—A. E.
the theory that, the government is i '-T°'h,lr,on*.;  the /j1'8* "ian fc° vl"it
J ^ ■ tho InjeniWa gold fields in North
ern British Columbia returned   to
Boy (roadlngl-Slio throw boriiolf Into tho river. Hor husbnnd, horror
Hrlckon. rushod to tho lintiU- Torach*
or (catting Inl-Wliy did fho husband
mill to tbo bank? lloy-ricwo, ttr. tb
dot tho inturnnco monoy,—London
Mull.        	
For penknlvfs tho «tMt la ttmpjpwd
at 470 de-rrecn. for tablo knives ot 630
itgrttM tin) for tawi at 000 6egr*m*
V/ii*UiOiJiv i-ui-i-a.    *.*J   Uwa.    *. •»fell TOIIIA.
aJMalaTMr-aTfM'a*
Victoria, B. C, June 5—Adviicn
from the Bremerton navy yard at
Fuget vount utate that a Unitod
States Pacific tquadron of tight
armored cruiwrs will vluit Victor.'
ia on July 1,
Subicribe for tbt Biitriet LtdgM*.
too poor and too inefficient to
own and manago our railways,
Accordingly th.1 work is turned
over to private individuals.'*
"And are the individual!" trustworthy?"
"By no means," said tho politician, We have to appoint railroad commissions to watch thorn,1',
'•Tho commissioner,, then, are to
bo depended upon?"
"Not at all. They aro watched
by tho loginlature«."
"And the legislatures?"
"They in turn nro watched by tho
magazines,"
"Oh, I see, the magazines are
tho final aibitiiitors, That is in*
tvresting,"
"No; you are mistaken. Tho
magazines are watched by the people."
"Of course, it Anally gots back
to the people They act upon the
information provided by tho magazines. Surely the people do not
need watching,"
"Wrong again, That is where
we come In," »aid tho politician,
nroudlv stickinr his thumbs In th«
arm holes of bis waistcoat. We
have to watch the people to htep
them from watching us."
"And how doei It all work?"
inquired the man from Mars.
"We are living very easy, thank
you," aniwered the politician.
Vancouver    this  morning, „ With
him  ho  brought sample!,  of  gold
i which hod been1 obtained two feet
i below   tho   nurtnee,   In a vial he
had f*!2 worth of*course gold which
jreprespntcd three pans, bvv't usunl-
' ly   pans   run     only 7 or 8 conts
! each.   Johnson declared that while
undoubtedly   tho    gold    is   to be
' found in largo quantities,   mining
1 conditions nre very difficult, At 4
' feet depth miners invariably    on*
• countor,, water and their holes are
drowned     out,     Nobody has over
:been down to bed rock,   Tho noun*
! try is flat and the streamy sluggish and thoro is no wny of avoid-
ing   water except by lni'f*e workings which require     capital.     Ho
will     leave   for the new diggings
again ,'ust at* soon as he can havo
1 aiTaugcmentfl made to got in machinery.     It may be found   later
that bench claims can be worked
with profit,  ,
FISHING
TACKLE
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Everything in the trade now in stock.
Examine before purchasing. Also
Lacrosse, Basohall and other Sporting   Goods.
PALACE   DRUG   STORE
Phone No.   12
BORN IN IOWA,
Our family wore all born and
raised in Iowa, and have used
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarhoca remedy (made at Dcs
"Moines) for years, We know how
■j;J J* '*.'*•>•*•-.■•, Ipv-ir. r.YT-.frler.f'e. "tn
the,,use of it. lb fact, when in El
Paso, Texas, the writer's life wns
sa'V«d by the prompt use of this
remedy. We are now engaged in
the mercantile business at Nar*
cooiiee, Fla., and have introduced the remedy here.* Xt ba« been
proven very successful and is constantly growing In favor.—Ennie
Bios. This remedy Is for sale by
all druggists,
JUST
A LITTLE
J!IMllLJJ-,iLI
GOOD ADVICE
Say ! Why not have your plumbing
clone now before the big rush, We
Jnvp thp Inrgpcf <*tafT of pvppri<*nrp(.
plumbers steam fitters and tinsmiths
in the city.    Prompt nnd efficient.
•KWER OONNBOTIOHt A »H0ULYY—
A, T. Hamilton, PropHnior
Telephone 1 Nest King Edward Hotel
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m-Wj.'i-r'i. rtu~.Ti:;,,-Zi*s
DISTRICT   .LEDGER,   .FEENIE^B,  C., JTJI-TE 6. 1908.
News of the City
Wanted—At once, a good g-eneral
servant. "• Apply to Mrs. G: H.
Boulton,'Victoria Ave: J  -
'   Wanted—Engagement   as   nurse.
22 years' experience as nurse. M.rs.
J. Houbrook, Box 341, West Ter-
.nie.   -.   ..    ■■*--,.    - .- --.*.....
;- I Cabbage, Cucumber and Tomr.to
Plants, ~ also flowers for planting
• out. * Apply, John. Mcl'.whlan,
'West Fernie; 2t
Family dwelling   house for sale,
8 rooms. Good well-'of waters-nice
garden.     Will be sold -cheap -on
, easy terms.   Apply Manager,.District Ledger.' .
..,:; Wanted—A'  good   ,livff subscription canvasser.   Very liberal commission   paid.,. Anyone . who ■ ' is
willing can make  a good salary.
" Apnly manager District Ledger.  .
:- '••*' :•.   - s2t
There,will be  a private sale of
the entire household effects at,the
, residence"of S. B. Dawson, 41 Jaf-
frey street, from  one to five     in
the afternoon and from seven    to
nine   in   the evening,.    Cheap    for
quick sale.
Chickens for safe—20 *-Vhite Wy.
andottes    and    -Barred   Plymouth
Rocks; §1.50 each.   A -.'nap. as    I
] want  <•• to    make room for j'oung
J stock.   Apply P.  0. Box   -JO.
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,   Island    Ivoad.
OUR CRITIC AGAIN SAYS
■ THAT* anyone having ' any dead
horses or other articles-'they wish
removed from their,flower gardens
can dump-them, over by-th-a coke
ovens.' The aroma intermingled
with- the gas creates an e'xhiliar-
ating perfume. .- Every, one has noticed it but bur health officer;.
, THAT he is sorry; but really the
commissioners could not^, act anyb'
other way. They had to do what
they did on'account of the. inactivity of his ex-chief-aess."'' Who
said 23. : v -' !'.    ■ .
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If you want ice cream seo Rochon,
Cot ono, ot Llphardt's ilJilar v.i'rJer.
„• Come In and see Llphardt's $2.30 Gun
.Motal  watch.    .    . j
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•   If    you    want cheap candy don't   see
Rochon.
.    Mr.s Jim Falconer' left last night
'for Scotland. '     - .   0
.   0. L. B'oynton left for Winnipeg
'Monday evening.    -,
Mr.  Geo.'  Campbell,     of-Nelson,'
arrived''iri town^Friday.'>•  -■     .- .';•J»,
Dr.'-'Pollbck'- left ior. 'Chicago*-' on"
Wednesday.morning."s flyer;
,   J. Scott of the Napanee, made a
••flying .trip ,to Spokane .this week.
- Rochon's ice ,cream has them all icat.
Diamonds  mounted  and  loose.    We  are
- *iclHng,„on, a .ten .per ,cents basis' at Lip- ■
hardt's,
Messrs/- Tb'mV""-' Pat, 'and Con
Whelan are iri Spokane attending
'the Elk carnival. ' "'_'     ^    .'  '
Dominion exhibition at" Calgary
commences June 29th,and' remains
open to, July 9th.
Miss. Amy Tutty left on the G.
N. Monday for Spokane where she
will attend .Blair's College.
There is no , game of chance
about it. You win everytime buying furniture at-Trites-Wood. o ''
' If you want chocolates see Rochon.
It is reported that the Elk degree team will visit Fernie during
the summer and institute a lodge
here.,
The largest variety, best quality and lowest priced Iron Beds,
Springs, Mattresses and Kitchen
Chairs   are   sold at J.  H.  Reid's
■—TvnrniHir-p ;    Rj-.nrp fnr      pmcVi        nr
credit..   .,    ■ '
' A.     J.     Fisher, J; R. McEwing
•and  G.   H.   Boulton attended the
Liberal convention at Nelionthis'
week.
Don't worry about quantity   or
quality. We are here with the
•goods; anything from a kitc'hen
1  chair to  a'Heintzman .piano. The
best on earth,   Get our prices and
terms,    Trites-Woods.
Dr. T. Pollock, brother of J. R.
Pollock,     the    American consular
agent here, was in town upon ' a
visit. ', '   -.
It's ,up to* you. Profits don't
cut any figure with us in Furniture. The customer gets the benefit. All goods are marked at
rock bottom prices with still further inducements for cash, Trites-
Wood Co.
H. L. Edmunds, manager of the
Bank of Commerce was at Spokane this week combining business
with pleasure. n  «
Hoclion's cnndlco arc mado of piiv material. '
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So long Pe-n-n-y '"'', '   "   / ? *»
Deed we hate to see you go; 't ';":
So long Pe-h-n-y,   .      -,-'_,    •.■,'.'
4.-tFen&y we.will missyOu-so,';,.
And we'll all'be watching for-you
-'    ;- Pe-n-n-y; " -7^'    ■-'•
While,you:roa>m! ,   ...... ...y T j-'.'JO,
So long Pe-n-n-y,   »-  •-,-'" "''', "•"''
Don't forget to "go back home.. ■-,
—With 'apologies to Mary.'
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THAT as it is just possible that
we "may have "s'oriie really warm
weather soon , .the,'back- ,yards
should receive another little bit,of
attention. Don't mind the Critics';
it is clean now. ■- •„■*■••,
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THAT' the curfew 'law- could
stand another jar also. But don't
blame ,the parents, they don't like
that.   It hurts their feelings. >
THAT according to Hon. McBride all you have to do is keep
looking - and looking until you
hunt up a' job; if you want one.
Thanks, it is a real cute idea. No
one ever thought of that before.
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THAT the "Do it now" dockets
seem to be rather' slow. June is
generally _ supposed , to be a marriageable month, but the-n, it may
be the leap, year that is at fault.
&®®*$$®$$®s*$$$s*$s*$®$s$§-
Save your  money hy taking
- advantage of our;
>,r c -J
THAT - he ■ hopes the recreation
grounds .proposition, will receive
some , consideration. „ Why , even
such places as Cranbrook'have ,a
place where they can play ball.
*   *   *
THAT he„wonders if the F. P.'
editor has recovered from his Jeu
d'esprit. If not he might consult
his    ex-chiefness, • ','Beatoe memor-
ioe."
«   *   •    „  ■
THAT once again he would like
to call the attention of the, citizens of Fernie to the fact that a
city possessing such a really high
class band as the one we have,
should bestir itself and supply
them with a decent band stand, It
would be an easy matter to secure the use of one of the corner
lots to erect the stand on, ,As to
the cost of theffitand, why.enough
people remarked "about it on Wednesday night to mako it an ' easy
matter. Get a small subscription
from each of them, and there you
are. Surely Fernie 13 not going to
let the "banana city" get ahead
of us in this as well, Well I
should say nit.
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CONFESSION ONLY A FAKE.
Laporte, Ind., June 4—With tho
return today of Sheriff Smulzor
from Vernon, Texas, wero he wont
to investigate the alleged cont'os-
sion of a New York man named
Julius Truelson, Jr., who wrote
to Prosecutor Smith that he had
been an accomplice of Mrs. Belle
Gunnoss in several murders, the
details ot the sequel to that confession will become known.
Tho Shordf! is not bringing Julius Truelson back with him, for
tho reason it is claimed the con-
fossion does not hold good, having, been mado by the prisoner in
order to escape a forgery charge
in Texas. Truelson has since re*
tracted the confession,
The confession, if true, would
solve many of the mysterious mysteries ot the Ounnes murder farm,
and would hang; both Truelson
and Itay Lamphero, the Laporto
suspect now under indictment. The
Vernon prisoner is 22 years old
and claims to be the son of a
wealthy manufacturer,
Better See our New I-ine of
^^* ^5^^i ^_^Z^     jjg ^i'iiii?  ■a^-ytSrf ^^riT^   "SUhm^ ^fcn^
for  men  at $4.50  a  pair
They are equal to the best $5.00 shoes
W. R. McDOWGALL *w «**m-
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, /I NHE advantages,; derived through trading ■■at', t.he cash store are that you'obtain
" j_  the 'Biggest' a'nd: best values procurable at the lowest cost'to you. 7 Each, depart-
;-meht strives to offer such values as to makeyourtrading here not only plea'sant,, but"
the means of.*a continual every day saving. ^VVe guarantee .that our prices will save
you money.,- Are,you interested? \      -' ''■•■■*:    ..   ■:•,,..,.., .,,",...-
We would like: you to examine our summer" showing of., .'
Campbell & Faultless Clothing
the new models of which embody the summer season's newest ideas of
style and finish. a   -    -v . ' '  -    -
Trim's Suits, $4.95 to $25.00
I
■/Men's Two .Piece Summer Suits for tlie hot weather whi«h is-now i
before us.    The ■'trousers are' meant to wear with or without a coat as
outing trousers, and are made to fit the body comfortably without a
wrinkle, back or front.  : The coat has :a skeleton lining for .coolness
" " i.       *" -      i -       •' '    i * i    i,
;,sake, but it will retain'its sha'pe.'as is usual with all "Campbell-Clothing, iihtil'-worn out./
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it
Beautiful Assortment1 of
/   English Hymnals
-    (absolutely "undamaged)
Half   Price
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The Elk Drag k Book Stores
t t - e
Limited
it '
(Successors to The Fernie Drug Store)
ORIENIAL^LABOR
And tlow it Works Out in B.C.
LETTER   NO.   2
To the editor—The arrangiements
Canada has made to limit to a
nominal number Japanese immigrants would seom to bo a satisfactory solution for tkxe present,
at least, and Hon, Mr. Lemieux's
declaration that if this were not
effective the treaty with Japan
would be denounced is a proof
that Ottawa means business and
is not playing with' tbe question.
Mr. Mackenzie King's report truly
shows us that the big sinners in
bringing in undesired labor aro
our own corporations and capitalists. If tho highest patriotism is
to desire to keep British Columbia
whito and to pay such wages that
our labor people will show the
best development of body .and of
mind, then these local importers
of Oriental labor can make no
claim to patriotism whatever and
deserve no great consideration at
our hands. The C,P,B, and other
railways, the Dunsmuir Coal Co.
and the sawmill owners are ell
big employers of Oriental labor,
and all have hugely profited out
of the gifts and natural resources
of the province. We owe'them no*
thing, they owe us much. We at
least should prevent them from in*
juring the land of our heritage.
Can we by purely local enactments
which the federal govern'nent on
precedents established will not mil*
lify, render British Columbia an
undesirable place for undesired labor? I say yes, most rmphatieal*
ly. "
Briefly, what Is ,»ee4*td :n complete statistics as to where ell the
undesired labor Is employed, and
then to apply the approfj*.lit* re*
rncdv m slowly or as .••uickly as
the circumstances And :a>r play
ie^iaiiis 4-j iitxlif it aii.i/'.jj'Ui'ni.J.'c*
for these unpatriotic emfloyerfl to
retain Oriental laborers. These latter must then leav« the country to
got work, and their compatriots
cease to come to our shores. I
propofcf,
1 That a  labor department   be
established with a minister and   a
deputy minister, whose record will
, inspire confidence in all classes.
.    S That all poll tax collectors be
j givt-m receipt books with stubs re*
1 retiring tn he fill**, in with the la*
j borer's name, and employer, race,
> wafff-ft, *mplovm*nt, on what land
employed, and nny other inlorma-
tlon required.    This    in    a   few
King of the Road 9 oz.":,'Pant'.^OVerall,/.'.
Union made ,,.      ' ,     -■'■■-•.•■.:;'-,- .<'«.-:'•-.       -.
80c per,, pair.*,-..:!..
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.    . ■■.•,■':.,■••(,     .-'4    %.
'Cajharatt Union.,made, .Overalls for:En-/ .
pfineers and Firemen'      ""''%    "'•''    ■''•'-
$1.40'per pair v;        /':'-,;
To  reduce pur stock   we' are /offering ■'
■ special reductions on'all- .'-.. '.- ,.   . -,
Trunks, Travelling Bags, Suit Cases,, etc.  "
BOOTS  AND  SHOES
'  '      '   ' " "'..:    - ■   ■-.';• '.' '. .'.*!- :■'
'.Werare1 sole'1 agents: for ' ,-'■",."-!'.- ;" •'•■ .
-    ■*   ■• -       .-- ,..,,P   ■-> -  > .4.,..    ,   -.\    '.„       .   .'.1  ,
Thet Artisan  Working Boot  for   Men>   .
' whicli 'is ■know'jii- frbrri' ocea'n:; tb' bce'a'n,'; on'
a'cebunt of its .wear, resisting qualities. ,
Our.'sy.stern, of,quick smallprofits'enables
us to place within your reach such values
f as .'can hot be.equalied - ejse.where,; ■■ .-.l;1,-' Z.
'■■ -'$1.85: to $1.50 ],  „'""■'-.,'
"'Sole Agents for'The-True Fit, The'Art, The Royal
Purple,. Shoes for 'Women ; The Walkover, Th'e Packard, The Traveller, Fine Shoes for''Men. •
GROCERIES
You will receive the best„quality procur-
able and save money every day if you
allow us ro cater to'your grocery wants.
SPECIAL,   FOR   SATURDAY
■Big 3'Blacking, 4 tins....'...'.'....'. '....**...' $ .25
Quaker Preserved Fruits, 5 tins............../J........1.00
Deckajulie Ceylon Tea, reg. 6bc per lb, special 45
3 lb tins Premium Pure-Lard,.each'.'.'  .'50
'5 lb tins Premium Pure Lard, each -■.-. .''. .'*..:',;. .75
months would enable the department .to compile complete labor
statistics of every laborer and employer.'in the,', country.
3 T'nat t'ne labor department
work in touch with Ottawa to furnish British and Northern Europe
labor to all employers who are unable to get enough of the homo article.
4 That the department assist in
having white la\aor transferred
from one district to another when
necessary. ,
Tlhat whenever hard times glut
the labor market to put the surplus
at such government work as clearing land upon such terms as will
entail no loss on the province,
and
6 That the department report
when and where as to what class
of employers or property owners
the remedy should be applied a»d
enforced.
What is the remedy? The principal remedy is taxation.
Take the G.P.B.--the worst sinner of all—the construction of
whose lines here has been bonused
by the province to their full value.
It has over a thousand miles of
road in the province valued at
JJ50,000,000, and it pays taxes on
ulbout one-flfth the basis farmers
and city lot owners pay.
The Dunsmuir Interests, managed too by the governor of the pro*
vince have never paid, and are hot
now paying taxes on a large amount of property tbat Is taxable
under the law—In other words
they are tax dodgers on a large
scale X have pointed this out for
years publicly, but no assessor as*
iear.es and no member of the house
has the matter investigated and
exposed; to ex-pose it might bo to
remedy it.
I There is nothing to prevent the
government at any time increasing the.royalty.on licensed timber
lands,   or taxing sueh lands,    or
• putting a tax of so much a thousand feet of logs cut on land, to
' Munich the timber royalty do«s not
Hrrr In your rrmrriy. "nsn nn
■ act with stjch rate of taxation or
Increase on royalty on these three
classes oi property and any oUier
class desired now or horeafter, so
that the extra taxes over present
1 «i    '1     • • 1   t ,   ,, t ..       *....,
*» **sV-*'£•>    '■» k^W     !>•» *>»••'••■*&    tiM»    **-*•*    ■""fo-ti*** •**■*»•**
than any extra profit the exploit-
'ers of these properties are mak*
ilng by   employing Oriental labor
instead Of white labor, Provide
i for bringing any or all of the pro*
! visions of   the act Into force   by
• nroclamatlon.     Provide also that
. in the case 0! anv class of property   belnp   brought under tbe act
ttnftt a rebate in tax«» will U<t
-made equal to the increase in the
taxes over; the amount in every
case where* the department of labor reports that the labor conditions are fair^ Where cheap i.'.ide-
sired labor is'employed tlie jjrotit
tiaereon would pass into' tlie treasury for ttie benefit of' all. Whlat'
would be the result of sucfi an
•act-!' ■ It would never have to be
proclaimed at all. Taese greedy,
cheap labor unpatriots wouid tnen
come right down and arrange with,
uie ' department of labor to replace their Orientals by white la-*
oor just as'fast as the latter could
be supplied them.' To liave all
white labor means to have more
money paid as wages,-moro-money, therefore, paia' to merchants
and business men, and greater
prosperity. The need of tens of
thousands of additional white mon,
for building1 the G.T.P. and other
railways would be easily supplied
through the labor department and
many of these laborers would settle along the railways built.
Any suggestions that tho railway and coal owners would pay
the extra taxes and add tho same
to the freight and coal costs can
be easily prevented by proper provisions. The bill before the house
to exempt new C.P.E. linos from
taxes for ten years, if passed at
all, should bo amended, making
provision for loss of oxemption
wherever transportation rates and
employment of labor are considered unfair. Is this scheme feasible?
Certainly. It is working alright
in Australia. It is a new thing.
It Is worth trying, and if on trial
it 1b really found unworkable, it
won't take the house long to repeal it. I never can understand,
why people, and especially members of the house, are so afraid to
try something new. They seem as
timid ot a new idea as it it were
a' rattlesnake,
Another epactment that would
be useful is a Labor Arbitration
Act. By it any employment whatever where the whites formed a
union they could ask the court to
fix a minimum wage, and no court
would ever fix other than a white
man's wage, In this way Orientals would' have to ro. In addition it would give industrial peace
and be of more lasting good to
labormen than all other purely labor legislation. I do not know
why labor is afraid at this new
idea, unless it is for want of
study ot it. Another thing a labor department can do with tell*
ing effect would be to see tbat tbe
AAiii ddaj'     l-Xib    AH'  li.ipi'u rtJ   -ud
rigidly enforced, with the result
that Asiatics could not herd' and
live <y.ute so cheaply as now. They
would demand a higher wage, I
have not «. shadow of a doubt but
jwiiiit xt**) ytoK.ntti hat. in tr** atx*".*
and other ways* most ample power
to make and keep British Columbia white and Brltirh too. If the
legislature, while loudly protest*
ing its desire In this regard, won't
do some thin** effective, it had bet*
ter flr,ii*fit-! the nttme nnd fell it
Asiatic Columbia,
SMITH CURTIS.
Victoria,, January 26, JWrt.
R. ADDISON
Blairmore, Alta.
Funeral Director and
Embalmer,
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Phone 63      Residence Phone 28
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