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Industrial  Unity !Is: Strength
Tho   Offli'ial   Organ   of District   No".   18,   U. M. W.. of A.
^OL.III  NO. 45
Fernie, B. 0.* July-4-,, 1908^;
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Spring   Suits   ...
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We make a specialty of working,
men's goods.     .      '.
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Gladstone Local Union
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, The Dominion1. Day celebration
held under ' the auspices of, Gladstone local Nor '2314 U.M.W. . of
A,- was a" great success both' financially and otherwise. Some disappointment was felt owing to. the
band hot being present, but .their
charge was considered, to be too
high and'they split up and ; sent
halt' to Moyie arid half to .Crow's
Nest. . The various, sports were
hotly contested and the program
and list of winners as;below -show
that it ' was'a good celebration.
The miners had-.made previous arrangements with/the weather man.
and old sol (beamed forth, with.all
his glory and heat, and while the
day was very hoi it was an ideal
day for' celebrating.-       ■ ■ "■       *'
The committee ' were "jail kept
very busy, and did everything in
their,power -to jtdd. to the enjoyment .'of : the larget crowd. Special
mention might'be .made of Chris.
Dingsd'ale,'- "wh'o-'kindly supplied
water' to ' •'the thirsty, and otherwise looked after.'ithe'comforts of
the weary. Following, is the programme: - ' . i' • ' ' '-i , -
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Race-1 -John.'Guidosh, 2.K.A.
MMIY
-Boys'
Dicken,
' Girls'
Finch". -
Girls
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Ra'ce-1 oklica'wilde, 2
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Egg and Spoon-Race--1 Jessie. Dick, 2 S. Wilson    -, -
Boys'   Obstacle ,Race—'-  1    Dave
Martin, 2 Clayton,Dubois. -'
'Boys' Sack Race—11:'.'Dudley,'   2
R; Murray.    ■"' ■"?     ,    ■      '" ,
Old   Man's Race—1'' Thos.  Wake-
lem, ■•.-••';    rl,;    " --   •
,   100 yds. Sprint, .confined to members of U.M.W.,'of-A. — 1   Herbert
Cattell; 2 Walt Dick. ."
jPony Race,! mile—1 M.;Gorrie."
Quoit' Competition—1 Ted Coates.
Men's   Obstacle' Rac'e,- 1-4  mile—1
Walt,Dick,-2 H.' Cattell.    '
1,-4 mile for Men~l Wm. Barrow, 2
H. Cattell.
High Jump—Vern Boynton.
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-•nrT-iseiangerr
Appealed from Former trial
- With Same Result
Kenora, Obit., July 3—Wm. Paul
was found guilty before Justice
Anglin at' the assises today .for
the murder of Henry Schilling,
near Pinewood1 on the. Rainy river,
and was sentenced, to be aanged
on September 18th.    .
When asked if he had' anything
to say, the prisoner' tried to spoak
but he  could not  utter  a  sound.
The'murder for which Paul- was
found guilty was" one of tho most
cold blooded in the history, of this
part of Ontario. Paul and Schilling, both young men, who were
apparently, bosom "friends, left'
Rainy - River7 on November 30th,
1906, to cut timber in the woods.
.They skated up, the river and ,that
was the' last seen of Schilling till
afterwards, with Paul's blood
his body was found: four days
stained skates near-by. * ' •'
■' It came out in the evidence that
Schilling had been killed in a horrible manner by Paul. Paul was
tried and,'found guilty at the assizes' last November, but throu'gh
an error in the" judge's charge, he
was.-granted a new trial, with' the
same result.
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BLOODY FIGHT GOES ON
. London, July 1—The situation
at Tabriz is said to be very serious. .
Private despatches received here,
today say the people have erected
barricades in the streets and that
fighting is going -. on.' day and
night. , '
: Tabriz    and . the "entire province
of Azerbajan are strongholds      of
the revolutionists'.    ."
.  The  arrival there * yesterday    of.
troops to strengthen the forces of
the Shah has increased the danger
,Qf_tha_p.i tn a +.* mis— ' —n =^—
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Ton will say, Is it Possible?
. That I can buy crood fruit lands with a good supply water with- .
in SO miles of Fernio, on the installment plan ':." ,
$5.00 Down.   $5.00 pr Mon ih.    I ( Uiini or Taxes
For a five acrti tract during life of contract.   This' offer will
not last Ion*?.1, Wfflte for circular of "Koo ttenla Irrigation Tract" ,
D. W.  HART, Aflft. K. R. L>. Co;, Baynes, B, C.
OUR CRITIC AGAIN SAYS
THAT if you want to make a
.•man,mad, tell.hitivfnot'tp losie hi^
temper when ho has already lost
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THAT,' tho girls who., aro more oc
Ins , *; 1 snippy, >,'b«caus«,';: they are;
younr and pretty should remember
that it will not take long, to' get
over -it, A girl passes*from^the
.young to tho. old crowd, in '• four
years.' How then?      '
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THAT it , makes no difference
how pretty a girl is,' or "how sweet
her disposition, or voice, if , she
woars glaenes tbe boys are afraid
of her, What about that Holly
dear?
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THAT the woman' whose' husband cannot sing, nor act, nor
•dance, has a great deal to be
Nhankful for. The men with , so
Many accomplishments are thle
o*nes most likely to go. wrong.
THAT he. wonders it you ever
noticed that a man will get up in
the night and have to tumble all
over boforo he can ftnd anything,
A burglar never has such trouble.
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IklAX , the oonespoudeat .rom
here for tho Kelson Daily News
•hould And out facts before fend*
ing, his news in. Sunday's paper
has a paragraph sayin-fe the provincial -noHcf) have discovered     a
THAT our esteemed friend Wm.
Mclaughlin came Iln with a lettor
for publication tyhich we print he-
low',reg.ardihg''the "Critics remarks
about "a*a'-Agitator";.in the ' row
at one of'our hotels on,pay night.
-The, letter is a fair'.sample of the
writer, and s-..f>aks for ..itself, Tho
.writer uses, some very' peppery opi-
th&ts both to tho Critic, the hotel
proprietor, and the policeman and
shows, his' lack,of. knowledge by
"butting in" to'things ho knows
nothing at all about.. Twenty or
thirty • people • who* 'saw the row
will) take; their oath .that no ono
was kicked at all, and if it had
not boen for tho row that the
"agitator" made aftor, the crowd
would have dispersed at once. The
"agitator" was not there at the
start, and knew nothing about the
first part of the row, if he had he
might have tried to use the very
small amount of common sekise
that is supposed to be given the
average man, (but which he seems
to be short of. The imbecility of
human nature is absolutely beyond comprehension.
COMMUNICATIONS
Tin K-lltor doe* not I10M lilti-mulf r-,.p'**'-
ill.Is fur opinion* expreniert li.v oorromxin-
uo'iu In thuiift column*.,
AN IGNORAMUS' LETTER
To the Editor,
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tha L«id(*er widen* thr. hnnditii"'nf
our critic again Says tbat the agitator who was tryin to raise an
extra row on Saturday night
came within an aco of getting
more thai*, was good for htm an
•xte   "NT.*.*.* "Mr  er'flV  »-•■ ***"•   '-'•m-
these .hired thugs kick him into
the condition aforesaid The critic
seems to be well informed there is
a possibility that the critic ' Was
the individual who was going to
g,ive the agitaor more than would
have been good for him He might
have bean close by as it is a dark
corner and judgin from the stand
the, critic takes in attackin those
who aro down and out most fair-
minded citizens have'come to the
conclusion that the critic is on an
equal    with the p s and thugs
whom   ho defends in the interests
of his advirtisments.
WM   McLAUCHLAN
•Fornio   B O
30, 6, 1908
In. Duplicate,
Ed. Note—The editor was too
busy , to , bother correcting tho
phraseology and spelling of abovo.
Maybe you can understand it,   „
THAT our friend Wallio Mc
Laughlan should, r-en.on.bei' , the
time 5 years ago this month, when
ho was "butting in" at a bar
room scrap, lio got his deserts
then, and was glad to quit. "Yo
hit,the wrang mon.'.' ho cried,
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THAT tho rink management
should have seen that the g.allory
was properly supported befoi'o the
crowd arrived. The hammering
Bpoilod somo of tho music, besides
frightening many women who
were in tho gallery,
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THAT • some narrow minded
"jack asses" think that the critic
snould not evon laugh, let alono
play a joke. If they were attending to their trade (if they have
any) they would not be so inter*
faring, The Critic appreciates a
joke as well as most people and
better than the average. How
now, Jim? .
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THAT the band 1b soliciting subscriptions from the public, and is
therefore a public institution. It
should give the public a little
more music than at present. It
should come out at least twice a
week,
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"Men's Pdtato\Race---rSid Hunt, 2
H. Cattell.. j.   :     -.'..•-.
100 yard dash," opcn-1 H. Cattell, 2
R. Barrow.- 	
. Long.Jump--1 H.rCattell.
.   Wrestling Matchy-1 Tom-Smith.,
Single"-Ladies' R"a"ce — 1   Harriet
Hamilton,   2 Jessie  Dick,
.Married " Ladies' Race—1 Mrs'.    K.
Culleton, 2 Mrs. Sarah Gregory. .
Horse,Race, open—;1 M. Gorrie, 2
R. Dunlap.   ,
" Tug-of-War—-Won    by P:   Burns'
team,
wuEFHTcHa
James Ferguson was.instantly killed this forenoon in No. 5 mine, Michel. He was engaged in fitting steam
pipes in No. 5 slope,' when some cars
loaded with timbers broke loose
from the haulage system. They descended the slope with gi-eat rapidity, scattering the timbers as they
went, One of tho timbers struck the
unfortunate man on,the back of the
neck, killing him initantly. "
The deceased was nn engineer by
trade and a native of Scotland and
was 29 years of age, He came from
Movie about throe months ago, He
leaves n young wife; who bus- the
sympathy, ot the entircr community.
NEW FREIGHT RATES
Special distributing freight rates
have been granted to the wholesalers of Fernie to go into cllcct' on
July 10. This is one of the most important concessions that the C. P. R,
has ever granted, to Fernie aa it will
put this town on the same standing
as Calgary and other wholesale centres and should increase the . bus!"
ncss of local wholesalers at least 50
per cent. Heretofore these houses
have been able to get ouudic business only because they were on the
spot, but they will now be able to
compete In price with any of their
western opposition.
HICHfLlS'tliTffiffRS
The entry of the'troops to the
city is opposed by the revolutionary forces.        ■
All the bazaars have closed.
There has been some looting of
the residences, of delegates.,to the
assembly and business houses,; ,...,,,
Increasing cause for alarm is
found in the fact that Tabriz' is
surrounded by Hachin Khan and
his horsemen, They are supporters of the Shah and utterly,,-without discipline.
Shouid these riders be turned
loose on the city the lives of oven
the foreigners there' would be in
danger.
No details are given of the recent street fighting, but one of the
dispatches . concludes with these
words:
"A good deal more bloodshed is
expected before the trouble is settled."
The foreign community residence
at Tabriz is small and is compos-
ed mostly of Russians. Thero is a
small British Colony. A. C.
Wratislaw is , tho Russian consul
general, M. Pohitonow of the staff
of th« Imperial Bank & Telegraph
company and a fow engaged in the
carpet trado. Tho Russian and
British consulates aro guarded by
troops.
, St, Petersburg, July 1—-News
was received here to-day showing
that tho situation at Tabriz, Persia, is serious. Mounted followors
of Rachin Khan havo been arriv-
iniS boforo the city since Thursday.
They mot with resistance. This
exasporatod thorn and thoy at once
frogan committing atrocities in
which the mob* joined.
Tho excitement is described as
intense. The anti-revolutionists,
foel themselves on Arm ground,
hav|e doclined the proposal of an
armistice mado by the Russian
consul general.
The fighting which took place at
Tabrle, Persia, yesterday, according to reports tbat have just come
to hand via Baku, approached the
dimensions of a real battle,
Eighty men were reported killed
and many more were wounded.
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■;   Our    House    Furnishing   Department   is   now
replete  with all the staples and the newest novel ies.
Lace Curtains
Portiere Curtains
Lace Bed  Setts
Bolster  Frames
Curtain  Rods
Window Shades
Pillows
Comforters °
Blankets
Carpet Squares
and   Rugs
Floor Oilcloth
Hammocks, Tents, Linoleums, Etc., Etc.
all   on   second   floor
Trites-Wbotf
l&imited
branch of tbe Black Hand in Tor- ] -nation of your readers the agita
nie. Now the Critie would like to |
know what the provincial police
had to do with it. They had no*
thing. The city police did it all,
and did it well at that, The
member of the provincial police
who wai tnnt fcy the direction of
the city police to arrest three men
on "Monday nlpht's flyer gwt en fnr
as talking to the m*n, and then
'•very cleverly" let them get away
from him. Our city police weald
"have captured these men,
tor waa not tryin to raise an ex*
tra row But simply protested
against    the  action   of the hired
"Rt»-*iT.i\, !txxx\e SO—Tn-mrrrow *..,
the last day the hotel men of the
province will enjoy privileges under the pre&ent license law. The
most radical chango which takes
place is in tho hours ahd startinr*
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will,,have    to   get in be/lore ten
o'elook or go without a night cap.
The local option provisions also
come into force on Wednesday and
KILTIES' BAND CONCERT
The Kilties Band played to a
large and appreciative audience in
tho rink on Monday night. This
is tho best we have had' in this
line, and tho rink people aro to be
congratulated        on securing
such an      aggregation       We
undersrtand that, financially it was
a failure, as the management offered a very large guarantee, and
came a little short. This is the
fault alono of the Kilties themselves, as last year thoy •wore advertised to appear here, did tho
same amount of advertising as
this year, and wero to' play in tho
opera houso. After tho people paying to got in and hear them it
was found that thoy had brought
about ono third of tho company
here, and tho rest woro playing
elsewhere. This of course was a
disappointment, and the music
thoy rendorod thon was not much
better than our own band could
have done. The people wero disappointed badly. You cannot fool
a Pernio crowd moro than once,
and no ono but tho (band managers
aro .to blame in this instance. If it
had not have been for'this thore
would havo been a Mstanding
room" audience at the rink on
Monday night.
The rendering of the familiar
pioce "Afraid to go home in the
dark" was exceptionally good.
The dancing was the best /Itness-
od horo, and altogether the concert
was a decided nuccess, in all but
tho matter of finance,
The annual election of officer* was
held on Tuesday. The most important
feature wa» the election of Charles
Gainer for the position of permanent
secretary," vacated by Jns, Douglas.
The vote for the officers was as follows i
President—Frank Campbell 75, Mr,
Marsh 86, R, fnnes A9.
Permanent     .Secretary — Charles
Cv.v.a 15?, ,'l, j. Cui'c' v, '1'liQnu.
Colqiihoun 2«i, wm. Whltchouse 19,
Vincent Frodshan 41.
Conductors — Wm. Abraham   132,
Clui. Salmo 179, C. Romano 89.
Warden--Tho».    Haines 119, Wm.
**>vt ^.ikUtk i -ahowocks ."U, y,n. Madden <>t>.
Rec, Sec—Jai. McLeod 117, IXJ.
McDonald  HI.
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FOOTBALL
and thugs around the hotel), steps will bo taken immediately
and X may state further that had j to have the vote brought on. Now
it not been for the agitator the ! the hotel men are considering
individual who was kicked uncon-1 raising the prices. They claim
•eioua by the hired,thugs around ! they cannot make a living with
tlife     Ilo tell   Auothur   hhe-d thug [ thu u»duc«*J ytice* unless there   is
"RUSSIAN MINE A
HOUSE.
CHARNEL
Commissioned by the Citizens of
Fernie to keen law and order
would have taken the unfortunate
who   had   no   less than three ot
an increase in the price of liquors
and therre is a fair prospect of a
substantial increase in thin line
before long.
Yusovka, Russia, July 8—Last
evening a violent explosion of iras
occurred in the Rikavsky mine in
which 550 miners were at work. A
hundred are reported to have b**n
killed. Troops have been sum*
moned to preserve order.
ARRESTED AS BEING A SPY
San Francisco, July S—Passon-
g-ers who arrived from southern
ports on the steamer City of Sydney yesterday tell of tlio arrest by
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^nTn«kn'f nf T".'*flr,rvl*it*t*in, «Mrt to
be an American, am a *p*y-
The arrest of Barrington was
made at San Jose de Guatemala,
when Barrington went ashore in
that city from the City of Sydney, J-tsinngtoi*. went irom New
York to Central America many
months, ago,
PauBc-tifj'sr'* who tell of the arrest
say that they expect to hear that
he has boen put to death, „a thoy
claim that the evidence against
him wr>H plain, he having pajn-int
in his possession when taken that
I'lovud Leyo.-d a. doubt that , he
was a spy 'rom Salvador.
The papers, they say, proved
him also 'to be In a conspiracy
against pret*id«nt Cabreras.
The result of the scheduled football games last Saturday were as
follows: Fernie won at Bellevue 1*
0; Coleman played at Coal Creek
to a draw, il each; Michel won at
Itosmor 2*0,
STANDING.
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MINERS LOST FIRST CASE
Edmonton!    Alta, June 30—The
action   for   $12,000   damages for
breach of contract brought by the
United   Mino Workers of America
against:the Strathcona Coal Co.,
was dismissed by Mr.. Justico Stuart   of   tho Supreme court.     The
judgo held that the district of United Mine Workers had no right to
sue or be sued as it was unincorporated    and unregistered.     With
regard, to the, eighteen individual
miners who were also plaintiffs in
tho    action    the   judge  dismissed
thoir case on, the.grounds.of their
claim being different. They had no
right   to    sue    collectively,     but
should bring, action individually.
Aside from the technicality     on
which the case was dismissed   the   ;
judge ' stated , that   the   plaintiffs
could not hope to succeed on tlie
merits of the chargo.   H. A, Mach-
io for the plaintiffs and J. H. La*
vello of Strathcona for tho defendant company,   The action was in*
stituted by tho plaintiffs under the
Lomioux act.   Tbe judgo, hold that
this act can only serbo for tho purpose of keoplntr both parties     in"
ststus f|Uo until n thorough* invus-
tigatlon Ih made of the canes    of
dispute by a board of arbitration,
and does not produce any binding
effect on either pnrty.
A meetin** of the solicitors of the
miners union in" Alberta and British Columbia, and the oflicers of
District No. 18, United Miners of
America, will be held in Calgary
on July 5 and 0 to decide whether
this case which is the flrst in Canada under the Lemieux aet, shall
■■e appenled. They shall also de.
termine what stand the mine
workers will take in future in regard to the Lemieux net, and
whether th»>y will tmhmit to th»
act at all if shown that minerh
must sue individually in order to
obtnin damages in cases of a
breach of contract,
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LOGGER DROWNED.
A Russian logger was accidentally drowned at Elk Lumber   Co.
;
Frank Gotch made short work
of B. F, Roller, the great Seat*
tie wrestler, la-H night, and won
two straight falls iu 15 aud 25
minutes respectively,  and for the
ci.   t   4-.    .   !..   \.i,   *•».   .1 ,   , l     n..i
tie   physician's     shoulders    were
pressed to the mat.
Gotch and Roller put up a hard,
aggrnrisive contest, but Gotch soon
had the advantage by the use of
the toe hold quickly tir«d Holler
No. 4 camp near Hosmer or.' and Anally secured a crotch and
Thursday aiternoon- Thei*. wns a halt Nelnon wh>rh did th* work,
Jam in the logs which he had The second fnll, which required a
i>.'ok«.v up und wa* tiyiu^ tu Hn-ato. kt.^th ut tiiuo, ejiLi*,1 from
swim anhoie when he was carried the same hold, nlUioiiRh Boiler
down the river. His body hat not \ the fall enme by breaking this
been reeoverwl up to the time of * did one good \xiete ot work before
writing, hold.
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DISTRICT    LEDGES,    FERNIE,    B.6C. JULY 4, 1908,
WOUND    ATlEMPTED
Latest Mod of Procuring
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the line
Foreign
Chicalgo, July 2—In United
States District Attorney Edward
Sims' crusade against the traffic
in alien women, an "underground"
railroad similar to that.used before the civil war in smuggling negroes from the south into the
- northern states, has been unearthed by immigration inspectors and
secret service men. The system of
bringing alien women into the United States by way. of Canada, in
spite of the vigilance of theimmi-
igration officials is said to have
been divulged by' one of the girls
examined by one of the board of
enquiry. According, to L her story
girls^are brought from France and
"Russia and other foreign countries
to St., John's, Nfld., and to Anti-
costi Island, near the mouth of
the St. Lawrence ft river. From
these places they are taken to
Montreal in,private yachts and up
the Richelieu river to, Rouse's
Point. Both Attorney Sims and
Dr. . D. D. Evans, inspector in
charge of the immigration bureau,
acknowledged that they had learned of this underground railway,
and that" steps had been taken to
break it up.
Near frank-Arrested in Fernie
and Taken to
COAL AT FALSE CREEK
One-Foot Seam 560 Feet Below
-\  Surface-Main Body ■
Nearly Reached
WHICH WILL CONTROL
NOVA SCOTIA MINERS
C6nstableJ,Sampson of.the provincial ' police, arrested a man
named Jim Sitto in the "ftoma
Saturday night. This", man had
been badly wanted for the. past
two years for an attempted murder at Lille, near Frank: Supt.
Primrose/ of the S.N.W.M.P. at
Maclepd, was communicated with
and1 sent an,officer on, Sunday
morning to take charge of the prisoner, who was taken to • Frank
last night to await trial.
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'.' MEDICINE HAT ORE
Medicine Hat, June 30—The
plant of the Red Cliff Brick Company was burned last night entailing a loss of sixty, thousand dollars to the company and an indirect loss to the city^of many thousands more as building operations
will be stopped for some time ' to
come. The plant represented an
invesment of $125,000, the stock
being held principally by, Min-
eapolis and St Paul parties. The
works had an output of 30,000
bricks per day. The fire started
in overheated dry kiln, which
could not be moved but the firemen succeeded in saving the machinery. The company expects to
rebuild- at once.
This was the'jubilant cry of the
workmen during boring operations
at the foot of Hawkes avenue last
evening when-the drill sank softly
into a floor seam of the bituminous article and at once the word
was flashed over the wires to all
financially interested in the proposition.        ;
It has been "many weeks since the
Members of the false Creek . Coal
Syndicate drove in a tallyho over
the property while Mr, Bouskill,
with ever ready pick chipped away
at various spots and, with as little technical, language as possible
explained the mysteries of the
-earth's surface and pointed out
the indications of coal.
Then came the right to bore on
city property, but .when this was
obtained, optimism did not ■ run
too high for the expert had chosen
a spot where coal was "prob>aibly
deeper than in other localities out
he had satisfactory reasons.for
this,. Then the directors experienced all the sensations of men dabbling     with   a   fluctuating   stock
Vote in Favor of U.M.W. of A.
. ~ Bosses Not in Favor
Sydney, N.S., June 30—The referendum vote taken in this province yesterday to decide whether
the Provincial Workmen's Associar
tion or the United Mine Workers
of   America    would control labor
interests in this country, was,decided.in favor.of the U.M.W. of A.
by a majority of 465 with (several
places to hear from. The total
vote in the contest was only about
5,000 and stood P. W. A. 2,36*4
and for the U.M.W. of A. 2,829.
The result was a decisive victory
for the American union in labor
circles .here. It is expected that
R. W. A. will be continued by-the
minority vote. It is difficult tb
say at present what effect this
vote will have with the present relations between the men at the
collieries, and the commercial .company. Many seem to think that
the commercial company will not
recognise the U.M.W. of A in connection with labor matters and at
tho first interference with ttieir affairs may cancel the present two
year contract which has been'recently readjusted by the award of
the conciliation board.
market,  and of
indications    of
the drill broke,
depth   of   over
SUCCESSFUL CHURCH SOCIAL
ANOTHER MAN BLOWN UP
"Winnipeg, June 30—-Another dynamite fatality with probably
fatal results occurred on the
double track work at Xliddell, -10
mileB east of Kenora yesterday
afternoon.
The explosion happened under
peculiar circumstances. The cut
had 'been flooded and work sub*
pended for a while. Some dynamite which had been left in the'
cut had been washed under a rock
and on resuming drilling operations the powder was struck by
tho drill, causing tho explosion.
The two •drillors, Italians, wero
blown 20 feet in the air, one being
badly mangled and cannot recover.
The other man will probably pull
through.
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ORCHARD'S SENTENCE,
Boise, July 1—-The state board
of pardons today commuted the
sentence of Harry Orchard who
was under sentence to bang next
Friday for the r, murder of formor
governor Frank Hteuenburg, to
imprisonment for life.
Mr, Allrt'd I'r.-wn, ol Mrinum,
Ont. iayt i—" I'or ilx ye»ti I have
not i-n.'wn vvh.t it wm to li« lite
f'.iin ■i-iin. N» one ever uifTr-d
inure fern, tithing lileedlni* IMr. H
than I did swl I tried (.cry'liii'i; 3
10 (t«t ct.r**l hut failed. One day a *
frltn*) t,t mint »h« hud U«n <ur«l wi'b
J!i.it P'tk triv»n*« (Urt it a hi- l» uy,
m-llU r'li>f l|,'>l*i*rii*rv»llei i. Ill""
IxMtbi • ftppl*' •*.>• htlot* I ha-l uinl ir (.11
44«i t.i bt >«l**v <"ir*.l."
Of »>> tfrcglWil *nA torn, jnr,
■AM-BUK
Relieves & cures
ikS
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' A very successful basket' social
was held on Friday evening, 26th
June in aid 6f the general church
funds. Despite the inclemency of
the weather the attendance was,
large and representative. Rev. W.
Steenson, minister of the church,
after explaining in a few word's
the object of the social, called on
Rev. W. Boulton, the local Metho-
,dist_miaister4_to_takeJ;hejhairi__
c Mr, Boulton in his remarks expressed his very high appreciation
of tlie character and ability of
Mr. Steenson, and how much pleasure it gavo him to be present in
the capacity of chairman. The
chairman then introduced the program which was of an interesting
and varied character. Amoner the
artisits were: Messrs. R. Samson,
Millard, Joy, Thomas, Nicholson,'
Hughes, Miss Pearson, Miss Mc
Court and others.
The chairman, at the conclusion
of, tho program, called upon the,
efficient auctioneer of the evening,
Mr. Thomas Baird, to undertake
his duties' Thanks,to the spirit,
enthusiasm and generosity of the
young mon present, his work was
easy. Dollars followed dollars in
such rapid succession that one of
the baskets realised $19.50; another $16, anothor $11 and other
figures which!'were highly satisfactory. , The total amount realised
was $114.25,
The minister and session of the
church wish to tender their vtery
best thanks to Mrs. Powell and
Miss E. MoCliment, who arranged
everything; to the ladies who so
kindly sent in such beautiful baskets; to the young men for their
generosity, and to the genial auctioneer for Ms valuable services,
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SEIZE CANADIAN WHISKEY
Detroit, Mich,, June 30--The fod*
eral authorities havo seined a
quantity ot Canadian Club whiskey in this city which is valued at
$00,000. It was doscovered not to
have been labelled in accordance
with the requirements of the pure
food law, An interesting sitwa-
atlon developed' as a result of the
action of the authorities, for it is
not thought that the whiskey can
be redeemed by the distributing
firm, and there are many who are
willing to "take a chance'1 on the
unlabelled article and would like
to |oe present when it Is destroyed "
       a**..    „
TIME "TOR   -BNOrtTTNO.
"Wives, who from choice footer
race suicide, should be held criminally responsible, and the laws
hliould be io amended as to per.
.ml .tin pumfcnn.t'i.t ol uitht- '*■>•
men."
This was the sentiment of the
American Medical association
meeting in Chicago yesterday, and
every women who read of it gave
a snort. Some women had to
•.nort while wiping a baby's r.-t.v>,
or putting a baby to sleep, or caring1 for n he.lt don«n babies at
once the other women snorted
while nursing a P*t child or cat,
but-rhlldtHs, or with a houseful,
all of them gave a contemptuous
snort.
course just when
coal were struck,
But last night at
560 feet, a foot
seam of coal was entered and' passed through, and on Tuesday next
the main body is expected to be
touched*. If the expectations of
the promoters are realised, the
posssibilities of. the False Creek
basin are difficult to imagine.   '
Preparations are already being
made to form a company to de- -
velop. and' operate the property,
the present company having been
formed merely for ihe purpose of
prospecting and boring,—Vancouver world.
COMMUNICATIONS
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Ti>e Editor does not hold himself responsible for opinions expressed by correspondents in the»e columns. ;;,
Editor Fernie" Ledger, -    '-.'-■
Sir—Some   exceptionally  strong
statements were made this week at
Caxton Hall,'Westminster, regarding the conduct of the Salvation;.
Army   joinery, works in London.'
The' occasion was a meeting1 called
by, the London District Comroittee
of the   Amalgamated Society     of
Carpenters - and   Joinets, to  protest against the alleged sweating,,
which takes place there.   Mr; Will7
Thorne,   M.P.,    who wired regretting    inability,   to   preside, said,
"Hope Salvation Army will soon
be wiped out, and all such sweating   organisations."    Mr. G. Ke-
bell, a London solicitor,     wrote :
"William Booth  is   simply      and
purely    a trading   philanthropist,
and on.a collossal scale.'. Mr;   S.
Stennet,  secretary  oi the  Carpenters    and    Joiners society quoted
many     figures    to show that the
'men employed by the Army   were
paid sweated .wages, and asked   if
there was any valid reason*3   why
the Salvation Army should ask   a
man, because he was destitute, to
make for two shillings that which
any other builder would have     to
pay ten fori. It was simply scandalous that the Army should    recruit from poor individuals on the
embankment, find out their capacity for work, and then rob    "and
sweat them.   ,-He would give' the
Army credit that when they .worked men over time they paid them
time and a quarter.   They credited
the men with 3d an hour; (what a
noble wage).   That was not     all.
Three weeks before and two weeks
after the Salvation Army's     Self-
denial week the men did not   , receive a penny piece..(Shame.) Yes
I think it is shame for the Salva-
Black
V';; Watch;.'
.  Chewing Tobacco
Rich and satisfying.,
The big black plug.
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W. J; :Wris!esw6rth,,D D. S.
;>     ■■   ii'K'jisrTis'p
OFfKSS HODKSi-,4     8 SOto 12 a. m. 1 to 5 p. m
8.S0 tos p.m.       '     -  , „
Office in A ex. L -Jit's bioisu   '
overSlirin'  tiabei-v.
"•/EBNIE,      ,t-
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B. C
ANARCHISTS UNEARTHED
Secret Meetings at Night-
Mysterious laboratory in
Basement of House.
M. A. KASTNER
Insurance and Customs Broker
Crow's  Ne6t,Trading   Co.. Block,
;    Fernie, 33.; C. "V,
L.   P.   Eckstein
I   Babri8teb-at-Law, Solicitor
Kooms 1 & S, Henderson block, Fernie. B. C.r
ft; Kerr & Co.
Contractors and Builders
, Pleas, Specifications ud Eati--
maUs fomi»he*l on  appllcatloa..
Ple»tv  ol  GOOD   DBY   LITM-
1 ;    RBH ON Hi\ND.
-.it. t. KEttR. I •> •''
Art-Meet,    aad SapeHnUadeni
Office r.t-_l«aid««ca. '-_., '^
BAKED. ST. FHaNffi, B. d
AMALQAHATED  SOCIETY. OF,
CARPENTERS   AND    JOINERS
meets in the Miners' Hall every   -
alternate Thursday at 8 p.m.-     .
I.. SNOW, Pres: ,,      , Ev DICKER, Seo.
J. Barbei*.
L.D.S.,   D.D.S.
PLAGUE Of   POVERTY
Interesting Address on
--^-^Struggle-^
"I
tion Army" to practice self denial
on the starvation arniy. A resolution denouncing th« three , fold
system of sweating,, truck payment and underselling, practiced by
the'Salvation Army at, Hanbury
street joinery works, calling for
its immediate abolition, and demanding a full and .public inquiry
into.the conduct of the institution
was1.adopted, and- it was decided
to hold an open air demonstration on-the subject.
I think it is only fair and just
_thatJ^ese_Jagt_slo_UEht to be made
widely  known-and, that  working
The Socialist party,, held a propaganda meeting last night in the
Labor hall. Comrade;J". Harrison
presided, and gave a few introduc
tory remarks "and said: "Today
we are in the great class "struggle," The , working class versus
the capitalist class. t Revolution is
inevitable, therefore let us prepare
for it—prepare for a- peaceful revolution, Educate and discuss the
question of Socialism intelligently
and get prepared to take over the
reigns of "government.
Comrade W. Dreaver then spoko
and in the course of his remarks
statod: "The reason why pooplo
were dissatifted with their lot in
life was because of the inequalities
of tbe social system.' There was
no effect without a cause, The
cause was the refusal of the people
to study economics, or the system
of production under which we are
now living, The speaker then illustrated the black plague of London in 1675, aB being overcome
(after the purification of the city
by tho great Are) by a system of
oewerage, and also showed that
there wa» another plague at work
there, and in' the whole world over
—the plague of poverty, which
could bo annihilated by the name
hand that annihilated the black
plague, viz, labor, That the destruction of individuality under
Socialism wan eroneoun. Today, if
a man asserts his individuality he
loses his job, therefore he has to
stifle his true self. The spealceir
wanted to know how you
would loso someshing that was
not in your possession? Under Socialism a man would be free, and
therefore could assort his individuality.
A lively discussion then ensued,
and many points were cleared up,
and it was shown that the SooIbI*
1st party was to gain control of
the means of wealth production,
through gaining power of govorn*
ment and legislating, for the intor.
ests of the worker, and workers
alone. !'       <i
Comrade Harrison then showed
up the fnlliucy of munictpnl and
state ownership being state mo a-
sures.
Next    Sunday   n proper propa*
... 1 i >. m. ,  . 1  .i i      —■    rr
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Sherman, district president of the
United Mine Workers of Amorica,
will speak,—Albertan,
'O.
The very dangerous practice of
agent* throwing sample pills on
our steps, and at gates, was evident again last weok and some
strenuous means should be taken
to stop such a practice. The dan*
ger to little children in ^getting
surh parkages can better be im*
aginia than explained.
men should put to themselves this
question "How much am I responsible for this work that the Army
is; practising,' and how can I prevent it being tried perhaps in Canada if it is not exposed and pro-
vented' in tho Old Country.," We
who are christians generally blame
a person if they do not belieVe as
we do; have we ever tried.to find
ouft the reason of their unbelief. If
wo think for ,a moment we can
safely say that.tbe above item is
largely responsible for a great deal
of unbelief. It is'we, as christian*
wh'o ought to ask ourselves, how'
much unbelief am I spreading in
the sphere where I am living by
not being consistent with the
teaching of the scriptures. . Don't
blame the unbeliever, the agnostic
and others because it is because
thoy Bee so little of christian actions in us that they aro proof
against our preaching. . They
know thore is a vast lot of religion and very little Christ. They
also blame, and rightly, too that
money is the chief object in preaching tho gospel today. They know
that many ponsons stay away
from church and chapel (because
they have nothing to put in the
collection and they don't want it
to be said Mr, and Mrs, so and
so put nothin** in the plate, for
such things have been said1 many
times. 'Tis proached as a free and
full salvation, thank God it 1b,
but a porBon rogularly attending
oach n.cetin.j-' with flvo dollars in
his pocket would havo it proved
that in these days it is not (roe
by tho end of the wook and tbo
contents of his pocket. Such are
the causes (and more could be
mentioned) that ai'o responsible
for ao much unbelief, and not as
many christians say, ibecause their
hoarts are hard. 'Tin the hearts of
christians (many) who aro hard,
because they refuse to obey the
teachings of the word of God and
refuse to obey the dictates of their
own hearts, "Behold to obey is
hotter than sacriflce and to henrk*
on, than the fat of rams,"
W. SIImHITiI',
Aiuicx
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BOY'S IJFE SAVED.
Seattle,— June 30—A band . of
anarchists, whose movements are
shrouded in mystery and whose,
propaganda deals with the overthrow of all organised government has heem ^unearthed here. The
digue" holds secret meetings at
nignt and' discusses the matters
under consideration in a foreign
language. ' *>
In thje basement of the house the.
anarchists have installed a laboratory. The shelves on the walls
of the room are filled with chemicals. People who live in the immediate neighborhood are ■ afraid
that this elaborate chemical laboratory contains chemicals for,the
manufacture of bombs. '
The boys.who play in the vicinity have been warned by tbe occupants of the building to Iceep
away from the basement and not
to discharge firecrackers or light
matches near by. , '
It has been noticed that the anarchists themselves are particularly careful not to have matches or
lamps near the basement.,
A man, formerly of New York,
but who is best known throughout
the Northwest as the originator
aiid leader of "Freeland," & supposedly , Socialist colonisation
scheme in this state, which went1
into the hands ,of, the, court some
time ago appears to be the'leader
of the crowd. The police are ; investigating. „ It - is generally reported about the „ neighborhood
"that-one—of_we~woiiien—beionging"
to the organisation,, was the wife
of Leon Czolgosz, the anarchist
who assassinated President Mc-
Kinley in Buffalo, and who was
later'executed, '
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F. 0. LAWE ALEX. I. FISHER, B. A.
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BARRISTERS SOLICITORS, ETC
Crow's.  Nest    Trading   Co.    Block,
Fernie. B. C.
W. A. COMELL
v     Builder and Contractor
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Estate
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.What Ails You?     ^
Do you fool weak, tlrod, despondent,
havo frcquniit headaches, coated tongue,,
bitter or bad tasto In morning, "heartburn," belching of gas, acid risings In
throat after outing, stomach gnaw or
burn, foul breath, dizzy spells, poor or
variable' appetite, nausea at times and
kindred symptoms?
Uf yoTNiftve any considerable number of
tho>Jibovesy<-uj)tom8 you aro suffering
frontNyMlou-inftfivWpId liver with Indl*
gcstlo!l^«|yfl^|w{,s^ pryWrrcj!** Opldci^
Mi-rfUnfll rjlaeoverv Is-made up of the moli
i valuable medicinal principles kno\yn te
mot-Ural sclnnt'e for the permanent curort
yiTcli nlinorrnnl con^ltlnfis^ If 18 a nioSl
cfllclcnt liver Invlgorator. stomach tonic,
bowel regulator and nerve strongthonor,
, Tlio "lloldun Medical Discovery ** Is not
a patent medicine or secrot nostrum, a
full list nf Its IngrndlontH being printed
on Its hottlo-wrappor and attested tinder
oath.  A glance at Its formula will show
that It contains no alcohol, or harmful
habit-forming drugs.' \t Is a fluid extract
mado with puro, trlplo-relliied glycerine,
of proper strength, from thn roots of thn
following, natlvo American forest plant*,
»lz„ Ooldun Bmil root, Htono root, Black
Cherry.tark, Queen's root, 1'loodroot, and
Mamlrakoroot. '>
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root* fur tlm euro of JiiHt niu'Ii allmonu m tho
ftlHmuynm'oniHliKlli'iUoi rrof.lt. Hrtrtw
M, I),, of.hiirui'itoii Med, Colluiro, IMillo-A . ..
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...U    WllUII, HI,   W..UI   U11IV.U1   k' 14* 4   I  1*01 .
M. Ilnle, M. I)., of Ilal.nomnm. Mod.Colloao.
Ch'i'ni*,.* I'rof, John Klntr, M, J>„ Anther of
AmiirU'ni. I'iMiHii.Hi.tom l'rof. ,lno. M. Heud*
rtur. M. D„ Aiithorof Hpi'dflc Medlclnom l'rof,
l4iiiihw!('o.H)ltiiw>n, M. H„Mt*(l. Dopt,Unlv.of
rtur. M. D„ Atithorof Hpi'dflc Medlclnom l'rof.
i1!) .lol.i.M.iii M. H„ Med. Dopt, Univ. ot
N. Y.i l'rof. rinl..*,' Killmrwood. M. I>„ Author
..."'/. uii'iio Mnillcr. nnd l'rof. m Honnett Mod]
cnl Oolli'iM. Uhlnoiro, •  (lend name and nil
of Miit'iiiaMiuller.nnd l'rof.m Honnett Mod •
cnl OolleiM. Uhlnoiro, • (lend name and ml*
druAHtiii PohuI Caul to Dr. It. V. I'leico, Hut*
ftilo, N, V„ nnd iweWo frre liookloi trlvhiri
oxtrai'tH from wrltlnin* of nil tho (.tyre modi-
oil iiullioi'H nn,imi\n.v othersiMHliirKltitf, In tlio
Hti'onirimt iHiKHlliln tnriiw, enrh nnd every In*
•mwl'i'iit of which "('olden Medical JHkcov
" It If IIUIMMIWl,
I'li'ivii'H I'lm.Hi.nt, 1'elletH rrixnlatn pnfl
er,
■y" In ifini|ioit"il
|)r. I'li'ivii'H I'lenxnnt rollout rrtrnlntn ni
Invliroiute Hlonmcli, liver nml lwwnlM,„TI]oy
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had
lltil,     1....        * . ,...     v.f, * v..      nX 4*1
4.-^4., 44WJ,        •-.     -4 J   -44-.. I- •    - .
severe attack of dysentery.
Wo had two physicians; both of
thorn ttavo him up., Wo then ravo
Mm Chamborlaln'B Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy which cured him and believtd that mvved
life.--wmi/im II, Stroll?*,-*, Cnt)aon
Hill, Ala. There is no doilbt but
thin remedy naves the lives of
many children oach year. Give it
with castor oil according to the
plain printed directions and a
cure (s certain. For sale by all
druggists.
till
mi" iw'fi In (finjiini'tlnii with "floldon
iry" If Imwiiln nro much coo-
Meillnil DU.i'ovi
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Scwcr
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Excavations  taken  out, etc
Reasonable   Rates.
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Phones 94 and   147.    F. O, Box 417
Victoria Ave.
Fernie, B. C.
DO YOU BELIEVE IT
Br, Chapman at a recent revival
meeting hold in Philadelphia read
the following touching letter which
made a powerful impression.
'•Whll*. « Wf.ll "rrinwn tM**t*"r*r."l,*it
wan eonduetinp* a mentinp; on**.
morning a tramp came in
and said, 'My father and mother
used to sit in this pew. It ir the
ilret church I ever attended, My
fittier ii'nn 1*1 c^cm- in thi"
church, Seven boys used to flit in
this pew in tlio Sunday school
class. We had gxeat love and respect for our Sunday School
teacher, Saturday afternoon she
invited us to hor home for an entertainment oi music, eatables and
to look over a lesson. After a
while she was anxious to pleatta
us and bold us and she taught
un tha names of cards, We became
enthusiastic over it, learning different games,   We would say, 'do
Fit for a King
The montu thnt yon buy
from us aro lit for n \t\na.
Wo soil nothing thnt 1b
not tho boat, thnt is why
we lmve bo ninny pleased ,
1 cufltomors, Lot ob de-
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not give us so much timo to the
lesson but let us have more time
for playing cards, and show us
dome more tricks,' After a while
we* were off in the cotton gins
playing cards and not going to her
home, .Later we tailed to go to
Suudaj* ndiool. ' Cards ^ud rij-rnr.
ettes wero followed by gambling,
Wo all at diftea'ont times left our
homea. Two of those boys have
boon hung; throe aro in tho stato
prison  for    lifo, and ono a vaga-
■jv>l.U   Ui.C     UV^itclJ.     "O   OUC   LUw'"-.
where he is, and if tho authorities
laiew X was here I would be arrested and put behind tho bars.
All X wish ia that the teacher had
novor taught mo to play cards,'
As he stood there broken henrt*
td a lady near the pulpit, dressed
in mourning, arose, and wont to
where tho man was, fell on the
l.oor and said 'Oh God, I am the
Sunday Sohool Teacher that did
it.' She fainted, but revived and
was not seen in the meeting any
more,
fupc Mark*
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county and Htato aioivnuia, and
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THE   SOCIALIST   PARTY
..All of  " the elaborate machinery,
f of    the  Socialist' party—elaborate
because    conditions  demand  it—is
-here for a purpose distinct     from
that of acquiring political power,
land yet' concurrent with it.      The'
• Socialist party is  also  an educative institution,   To attain its object, it    must propagate its^prin-
ciples, it must ever expand, reach-
organisation, for through that
will come av.greater facility to circulate Socialist literature and to
make the* public demonstrations-
and meetings successful!, Organisers, not speakers alone, but organisers, are the vital need of the So-.
cialist ., party. , Men aad, women
who will - direct their attention
more and more to increasing the
membership of the party, to looking after the many details of paring out into new-territory, mark- ! *y work,- to perfecting the party
ing. out new paths,, attracting to machinery so that'it can d'o an,
■ itself new'converts, replenishing ever increasing amount of-the ne-
itself with fresh .material, keeping cess0-ry work, of agitation, educa-
itself strong- arid ' vigorous and tion-and* political "advancement,
ever youthful for the great strug- Through' these means lies, victory
.gle.' ,,, f°C the Socialist party.
The    Socialist party cannot af-
-ford to  remain iri old ruts,  there
to become stagnant and moribund.
It, must    always keep its face to
the future, it must always be ad-
venturous,'   always   experimenting,,
always attempting new methods to
,get! greater   results.     Recognising
that. society   is in a state of flux
and that conditions are continual-'
ly changing according to the -party
.must .be ever ready to adapt itself
lVin its methods of agitation as" in
■other things, to the.constantly
•changing, conditions.
.-.There are two distinct ways * by
which agitation and education are
'being  coriducted—by  th'e distribution    of   literature   and by public
.. meetings. Of theses two the first
is by far the,most important. E|Hb-
lic meetings certainly perform a
-useful , function in propaganda.
'They attract attention, they .advertise the'party's existence, they
awaken sympathy,' and they bring
■the party workers into personal
contact with the multitude,. ' In
Campaign  , time,' when the people
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tion    issues,    they   are  especially
valuable.       '     ,
;But'   with'the  general  advance-
'    ment    of   education "through the
.public  school  system the  potency
-of the spoken word has decreased
relatively.     At one time speeches
■formulated   policies    and , decided
•great issues, but that time is   almost past.   Then it was that by
appealing, to the passions and prejudices of   men, oratory was   the
■supreme    factor ,. in turning     the
scale \ipon grave public questions.
' Now    it is merely a means to an
•end.'
It is the larger audience that
reads what the .orator says, that
■weighs his utterances, and, reasons
the conclusions from his deductions, that makes the final decision. Nearly everybody can read'
•nowadays; not everybody can, or
■would attend public meetings,*
Xucky the orator who can havo
.his speeches printed in tho daily
papers,* even though those who
listen to his voice may be but a
hiandful, It was tho newspapers,
remomber, thnt made Taft's "God
knows, I don't! "—unwittingly
blurted   out to   an audience of a
, fow thousand—known to tho whole
■world of waiting, anxious labor.
In thoso days tho spoakor can
only bo an instrument through
•which thoughts or ideas are promulgated, tho medium by.whieh
the brain cells are stirred and the
omotions aroused. It is the paper
or leaflet, read at leisure in tho
quiot of tho home, or perused
•oagorly by tho discontented Booker
for   light, that shapes tho brain
.,' into a new mold and crystallines
the emotions into a concrete force.
This is rocognised' by tho manag-
ors of tho old parties now more
than ever before, as witness the
growing tendency to concentrato
•upon tho distribution of literaturo
It, is through the co-operation
which organisation brings, that
we learn how to do things, how tb
accdhyplish our ends along the line
of least resistance. Organisation
means , economy, directness and
solidarity, and 'nothing can, be
gained'' without them. To,learn
how to do things thoroughly arid
well we must be thorough ourselves. ■ - When we' enlist in this
movement we must enlist with a'
hill heart and with all our soul.
So far as the daily grind of oiir
existence and the struggle .to survive under present conditions, permits, we must give of our'best to
achieve the' best in return. And
that, means constant application
and devotion to the' work at hand.
We Socialists have' only begun, to organise. The' era of Socialist organisation is just opening. We have, just begun to feel our'
way, to get our hand's into working condition. The farther we go
into' the capitalist wilderness 'the
wider becomes our path, the easier
it'becomes'for us-to overcome" the
ob34,acles—fchat~eonfr"ont~ust1- Every?
incident in the march forward is
an experience for future guidance.
Just how far the workers recruit
the Socialist Army, just so far as
the workers, through being members of that army, develop the
ability to control themselves and
to direct their own affairs, just so
far as they are willing to learn
from experience " and to adapt
themselves to the exigencies which
continually arise, so far will they
fit themselves to conquer their en-,
emies and to take control of1 the
machinery of civilisation and ad-
minister that machinery in, their
own- interests and for tho whole
social welfare.
common good is higher than private greed will be realised.-., v..'■ -
• Rome, the crudest expression of
' greed" and ' senselessness of itterly
insane ideas of the application of
force, took'j,'from the world the
'possibility of the creation- of a
Hermes, t a-Venus of Milo,-or an
Apollo, Belvedere. ,j
!   Rome-.v-created the Middle Ages',
the Dark Ages.- - -'      ' . -,,-
But out'of the blackness of the
dark ages; a voice was ..heard here
and. there.- Rome", as the'ipe'rsoni-
ficatiori:.of greed had broken ,., an-
arm of 'the Venus of"Milo.;/ The
great;,Hermes had been reducsd to
a ,mere "trunk. Even the bow''in'
thei-hands of ttie Belvedere had'
been,-'broken:. But from beneath
the ruined heaps the statues were
speaking. ■ They were talking,
rumbling,—low, Insistent rumblings they were--—but -they were being, heard; They were still speaking of that,republic of which Plato
dreamed, " only the republic was
mightier than ,'Plato conceived.
They were saying: ''Here, under
the rubbish heaps, look, see what
is best in man.' Beauty and life
are buried there. The true life is
buried here. See what was done
with human slavery as a basis.
Think what may be done with the
slavery • of the elements as a
basis." , .   .-
And now, at last, inTpoor, little
plaster-cast replicas, the great
statues are crying ' aloud to the
whole world: "io ok, what , the
real . republic,'' the great republic,
the republic based upon the enslaved currents of the air may do..
We are little things compared to
the great things that areo to be.
Our beauty is as dust before the
beauty of the future. Our r..aj*.-sty
is as a beggar under the feet of
kings compared to the majesty
that must be."
, Yes, to the seeing eye knd the
hearing ear, the great Hermes or
Praxiteles, the .Venus of Milo and
the Apollo Belvedere are preaching Plato's new republic to-day,
the republic of Socialism.
think that the handling 'of such
funds "are„ always • expended'1,-''.-will
tend to strengthen the integrity of
the labor • niovement and to- at-,
tract to its official positions" the
sort of irien most needed',there?. -
If an | attempt had been made to
deliberately work out a plan ' for
the:,disruption;.and corruption of
the labor, - movement of America,
could tbie>;orie which has been.proposed by'.thV executive council of
the American Federation of Labor
be improved'up'ori?-    ' y  •''*-'••-'='
-Nor is': this-the- end ,of' th'e story.
Those' ".who-;' give ■ this -money -will'
control UW expenditure and receive
tneir -■--"reward."'-They' do not" give'
it, they expend it. They purchase
with it'the right to determine! • the
acts of those "elected. "
So at the last the end of ;the
.whole scheme amounts to. this :
That'labor shall "work once more
for its masters, as it has worked
through all the ages," and that n
so doing it shall sow dissension in
its own. ranks,'corrupt its leaders1
and sink deeper in the slavery
froni which it u dreamed of escaping, '      ..""•",.
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UNCONSCIOUS   SOCIALISTS
Tho greatest of all statutes that
was • ovor carved, the sublimely
beautiful Hermes of Praxiteles; the
most „ porfoet expression of tho
boauty of women--.-that was ever
coaxed'from tho unwilling marnle
of Faros, tho Venus of Milo; tho
most splendid conception of manliness ■ that man ever drew from
the, dead rock of tho hills*;'tho Apollo "Belvedere; tho counterfeit representation of these aro still
preaching Socialism in thoir plas-
tor-cast counterparts in tho art
gallory in Chicago,
"Still proaohing," is said ad</iH.
odly. Tor thoso three groat works
of art and thoir many roplijas
have been preaching Socialism
sineo Homo overwhelmed republicanism and tho Orook ideal at Cy-
noeophalac
It was a republic, based on ulavi-
ory, it is true, that gave thoso
statues to tho world, It was freedom working toward Vhe great
ideal. There is not now, nor h'as
thero been sinco tho days of Prax*
iteloB, a man who could mako the
and voluminous advertising in tho solid block of expressionless stone
daily   papers    during   campaign  blaze forth the idea of beauty, of
time,
In the early stage*- of tho Social.
1st movement the distribution of
literature was necessarily indiscrl*
4.44.4jilo  uild litiphiUulu,    "Sun   litOll-
c-cro had to work hiillvlduallj' In
isolated places "and vfaste was in*
•vitable.   But with the growth  of
splendor, of the heights to which
the race may raise itself, as he
has done in tho Hermes, A crude
SooiaiiBm   gave   the   world   that
j-rffttcrt -,J all slatutj.
How? You aaJc. 2J*caui« Ptel-j
in his republic struck the root of
the whole matter when he    based
iho movement more system    ha»  republicanism upon slavery; Liuod
been slowly and painfully evolved,
To-day, lauity as Jt may be, the
Socialist party organisation 1b
table to distribute «, vast amount
of literature with a comparatively
small expenditure of money and
onor-jy. -And the nijjher that or*
ganiflation is developed, the more
it will ih* able to' do with a cor*
responding decrease in the amount
of labor and money expended.
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What is needed, then, flrst of all,
is the strengthening of the party
I. ...        ' 'i
froedom on subjugation. But the
.subjugation of the future must be
the subjugation of the elemonts,
the harnessing of the unseen 'orces
not the subjugation of man
Tho«o three great statue*, chow
wWat the race can do when tho el*
octrio currents, when the winds,
when the unseen forces work for
man, They show the world what
invention means to the race, Thoy
show that so soon as the inevitability of the recognition that   the
WHERE   WILL   THE   FUNDS
COME   FROM?
It is an old saying- that "he who
pays . the- fiddlerc can name the
dance," and nowhere does this find
truer application than, in the
worM    of ' politics.    . Those ., \xfho~,
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tain the machine can' decide what
sort of laws s'hall be made by,
those elected.
The trade unions are now going
into politics. They "are going in
to reward their friends and punish
their enemies in the"-republican and
Democratic parties. When they
have decided who are friends and.
who are enemies it will be necessary, to organise a campaign'- for
tho support of the one and the defeat of the other. Such a campaign will cost a large-.amount of
money. Where is the money coming from?
Tho American Federation of Labor has no power to tax the unions amliated, with it for political
purposes. It ,'has often declared
that it could not tax them for
evon strike purposes,
It is doubtful if the constitutions of most of the international
unions will permit them to assess
their members directly for' political purpose's. It is not at all certain that a provision permitting
them to do so would bo advisable
Unless a union is practically unanimous for somo particular form
of political action an attempt to
force men to contribute funds for
purposes to which thoy aro opposed might easily disrupt tho. organisation. This is one of tho many
reasons why Socialists insist that
tho flrst step toward any intelli-
gont political action by tho unions is to educuto the union mom*
bora to tho necessity ot unitod
class conscious political action,
Voluntary contributions for such
a program as that proposed by
Gompers and his following from
union mon have not proven very
productive in the past, The sums
raised two years ago for this purpose was innigniflcant in comparison with the tasks to be accomplished.
Thero remains one source from
which plenty of monoy oan be secured, That is directly from the
great campaign funds of the Bo-
publican and" Democratic parties,
which means indirectly from the
great capitalists, It the American
r<4\le..*.Uou ol Labor aIiouM
endorse Bryan it could undoubted*
ly receive all the money it wished
to, carry on a campaign, If tho
IllinoiB state Federation of Labor,
or the labor orgtanis-itions of any
other "doubtful" state should en*
dorao either of the capitalist part*
ios in that state there would be no
lack of money,
Do the unions of this country
wish to use such funds"? Do they
believe it will assist in buildin**
up a strong militant labor movement to have il subsidised by
those whom that movement is
supposed to be fighting?  Do they
"., By Robert Hunter.
There are at least 200,000 unemployed ' men -in New York city,
and most of them have been ' unemployed for three or four months
They are facing, staz-vation. They
walk the ■ streets ^n despair. They
face idle machines and empty factories. The 'mass of them receive
wages which are only sufficient to
keep them alive while at "work and
when work.stops-they arid their
families are in distress. The panic .which has paralysed industry
has cut off the means of life for
these scores of thousands.
It is difficult to conceive' ,of ; a
brutality, more atrooious than exists in a society which permits
these working men to slowly
^starve without making an effort to
supply them avith work. During
'the entire winter not a- single con-
svtructive thing ha3 been'done to
help these workless thousands.
Not., a' word has been uttered in
the board of aldermen or in the
legislature in defense of "their right
to life and labor.- The chosen representatives of these "men seem to
be utterly callous,.to this misery.
All winter they have been discussing at Albany an anti-gambl-
'iug~-Tace_tra"ck~measure_as^f-ttta't_
were the, most important thing
under, the heavens. - Legislatures
are pulling their political' wires,
feathering their political nests and
losing no opportunity' to swell
their private -purses.
The other night Pwent into a
black hole of Calcutta, a bowery
lodging house, where several hundred working-men were sleeping,,on
double deck beds, on canvas
stretched between two , bars and
on the floors.' They were some of
the men who had built the palaces, paved the streets, driven the
tunnels, cut the subway, created
the material life of New York.
They had helped to clothe und
feed and shelter tho peoplo. TJieir
labor was done. They had roceiv-
,ed"and spent there wages and they
were huddled together like lepers
and pariahs, waiting for tho call
from the Ryalns, and tho Morgans,
io dig moro ditches, cut more subways, drive more tunnels, and
build moro palaces.
T havo recently spent eighteen
months in Europe, and nowhere
havo I seen such utter disregard
for tho misery of tho workloss.
En many cities of Franco, Gel-
(jium and Germany, the involuntary unemployed are municipally
provided with out of work pay. In
many of tho big cities of Western
Europe thero, are s.chool restaurants, whore tho children aro well
fed, and tho weaker ones given
cod livor oil and tonics. Tho agod,
tho sick and infirm havo pensions,
Evon the voigrants and wandoring
laborers have lodging houses provided tor thorn as they go about
the country Booking work, and the
lodging houses are dean and
sweet and wholosomo, supplying to
th!e needy food to hearten them
in tho day'B search for work. The
cities are undertaking public
works to givo work to tho work*
loss. We say the unemployed must
stay in their homes and starve in
silence,
A few weeks ago several thousand assembled in Philadelphia to
ask the city to provide them with
wo.I4.   Thu pi/tlcc  biUtull^   in5.J4.uU'
f*& thorn, and a riot Pwmod. In
Chicago sovural thousand endeavored to march to the eity hall to.
demand work, The police clubbed
them and ordered them to dis*
bura**, In Mew York, Los Angeles
and othor cities,the unemployed
have been troated in a like man*
ner.
I think no true American eitisen
can regard theso facts without the
deepest concern. It reminds one oi
Russia. There is no attempt to
furnish relief or work on any ad*
equate scale.
We even refuse the unemployed
the privilege of coming before the
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In the June number of "Everybody's Magazine," Lincoln SteC-
fens showed that neither' Taft nor
Roosevelt had any consistent understanding of "what is the matter with society."
In the current issue he takes up
Bryan and Johnson and weighing
them by the same standards ' finds
them equally wanting.
Of Bryan he says, "What 'I
wanted to know was what we all
were to do about this great struggle of Labor and Capital, each for
a groater share of the profits of
production. Ho said it was a
struggle that would never be sot-
tlod, 'We shall gradually approximate to justice.'"
Lincoln StelTens justly says ■ of
this roply, "Certainly this is as
bad as Taft's roply, 'God knows,'
when the voice in Cooper union
asked what ho proposed to do
about tho unemployed."
John Johlnson's statements were
equally unsatisfactory. To quote
from tho samo article:
He wasn't vivid on cities and
labor,
"What is tho matter?" I rocallod
again, and he answerod: "I do not
know!"
What   are we to do about it?"
"I don't know," he said,
A little further on in the conversation   Johnson   bocame   a little
more deflnito and gave us his conclusion,   "We  must got back     to
Jefferson, Jackson, Adams,    oven
Hamiltonl"
Very just and suggestive is the
comment of fhe author oh this reactionary cry to the past s
"So says Mr, Johnson; and no
say all of them. Our leaders are
all looking backwards for our fu*
turo. They aro striving to return
to something tbat has tileen; or,
worse cull, to uouiotui..*^ Muloh
they tlUtik him, U-*-'... Tor when
did we ever have Democracy?1 Or
even a truly representative demo*
cracy? Not in Jefferson's day, nor
in Jackson's, Tho democratic
leaders looked down to democracy
as an ideal of the furture; that i*
the way to look, And yet our pre.
sent day Jeffersons and Jackson*
are all looking behind thorn,"
Thore is one body of men and
women that,is not looking to the
past, that have brought to bear
the heat knowledge of the ages in
all countries to solve the problems
which Steffeni propounded to the
presidential candidates of the re*
publican and democratic parties,
and that has an, answer to those
problems^ which has withstood the
fiercest—criticisms"" tha"t~could b*e
brought against it. This body, is
the Socialist party.
It is the only party., that doesn't
dodge, equivocate,. appeal to providence, or hark back to the past
when faced with present problems.
Will Everybody's Magazine dare
to permit the candidates of this
party to answer through its
0-mns the questions which
others have failed to meet?
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LOCAL UNIONS IN DISTRICT 18 U, M.W. of A.
FERNIE, 2314—Pres.,
ey; Tin. Sec, Thos.
J. T. Puck-
Biggs.
A   CHOICE   SPECIMEN
A fow day's ago the Daily Social-
ist commented on the weakness of
the argjumients advanced against
Socialism. An illustration of this
point cornea more opportunely,
from the columns of the Catholic
citizen, which we nre informed is
one of a chain of papors in process
of establishment by Humphrey J,
Desmond, a Milwaukee lawyor and
politician who is seeking to exploit political profits from his religion. In a two column editorial
this paper proceeds to marshall
its -arguments against Socialism.
It dovotes its ontiro space to
tho "stato tyranny" argument,
saying, that "in the Marxian the-
ory the state is everything, tho
individual nothing™a mare cog in
tHo huge machinery," Needless to
say thero arr- no quotntions from
Marx, nor any expounder of Marx-
ism to prove this statement. The
ronrion for this omission if) easy.
Thero aro no nuch quotations. On
tho contrary, Marx pointed out
that tho * state would lose nearly
all its ooorcive featuron when controlled by tho workers and would
bocome a mere instrument through
which things would be administer,
ed in such a way as to enable.hu-
man boingu to develop their individuality,
The Citizen goes on to elaborate
this fundamental falsehood; "The
state would take tho now born infants, condescending to recognise
the mother as the hired nurse in
the tonder years of childhood. Tha
child at school age would be
adopted by the state, and educated in accordance with the views of
the stato." Again no proofs are
offered to back up this statement,
and every pronouncement of the
Socialist party -riven it thr* He. T1-
is the Socialist party today that
ii protesting against every encroachment    of the'state on indi-
'duality, agaimt injunctions, and
invasion of free Bpooch and a free
press. It is th* political parties
supported by the cltisen that nre
responsible for these a^grrxslon1'.
Action (.peak louder than words.
HOSMEE,     2494—Pres.     O.     0.
Cole; Sec. Wm. N. Reid.
MICHEL, 2334—Pre*-., .Tai. Dou-f.
las, Sec, Charles Garner.
COLEMAN, 2633-Pres., Henry
Smith, Seo , Wra   Gtahais.
FRANK, 1263—Pres., Fred Allottj
Sec, George Nichols.
LILLE, 1233—Pres., T.' Evans;
Sec, A. W. May.
BELLEVUE, 431—Pres., F. Lewis; '
Sec, 1-red Chappell. ' '
HILLCREST, 1058-Pros., Robert
Livott; Vice-Pres., J, Lagace;
Sec, Harry T. Cooper
LUNDBRECK, 2275-Prea.     Hert-
chel Kaye*. Sec,,,Geo Thos, Wright
WOODPECKER, 2209-Fres., W.
R. Hughes; Sec, John Fletcher.
MORRINVILLE, 2378-Pres,, 0.
H, Richardson; Sec, J. Matheson,
DIAMOND CITY—Pros.,
Sec, T, Entwistle.        .'
CANMORE,   1387-Pres.     A.     J.
Thomas; Sec Jamos Olyner, .
BANKHEAD, 29-Prea., Wm.
Fisher; Sec, F, Dyson.
TABER, lOS—Fres,, T, UoyU;
Sec, Wm, Murdoch.
LETHBRIDGE, 574-Pres, B. 0,
Hamilton; Sec, Charles Pea*
coek,
TAJJUR, la&U-Pm., Alt. Roberto; Sec, Robert Doodson.
OITY MINES, 9240, Edmonton—
Prei,, T, James;.
STRATHCONA, 2248-Prei., Job*
, Saint; Seo,, Jas, Poole,
WHITE STAR MINES, 8618,
Strathcona—Pres,, Jai. Cberl-
er; See., Neil Mo Oormiek.
BUSH MINES, U066, Edmonton—
Pres., Cbai. L, Brycej S«a„
Harper,
MERRITT-Prei.     Frank     Steel.
Bee, Thomas Calvert.
EDMONTON, 0540-Pr.i,, J. «.
TT-1-»ii*,n-1«n«!' Viee Tree., Hnbert
Brown; Fin. Sea., Thoi. ItNfc t
Recording tito., J. .ttaJDaWtt.
Presidents and secretaries whose
names do not appear on this llrt
are reque»ted to forward them tt
this offlee for insertion. •
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the foregoinf informatlen,
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THE ALMOND-EYED   MAN
i The recent commission of Mackenzie King in Vancouver" having
brought out some startling'1 facts
about the interest of the Dominion
•government (not the present any
more than the former Dominion
governments) in the opium traffic,
attention is now being called to
the prevalence of double and triple
marriages among the Chinese residents of that city. ,lt is asserted that many Chinese are living
their in polygamy, the number of
their wives being dictated solely
by their personal preferences and
the extent of their wealth.
In view of the fervid discussion
stirred up in.Toronto some time
ago concerning the Mormon settlement in -Alberta, an inqufiry into
the statements made regarding the
Oriental inhabitants of the terminal city would seem ■ unreasonable.
Their offence, if proved, should, be
, punished,      and      -their    practices
-stamped out'.
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The trouble in such an„in-v*estiga-'
tion lies in the mystery with which
these people are surrounded. Planted amid a strange population, far
from their own soil, they yet retain all the thoughts, characteristics and customs of their nation.
To assimilate with their new surroundings is, of course, impossible
They are forever bn the defensive
against the curiosity of the whites,
and to all investigators, alike they
turn their bland, impassive faces
—those inscrutable,eyes which look
so childlike and can yet conceal so
much. , '
•• Opiutm; • gambling,, polygamy— i
^tHese_are_threp_fea.tui'es_Qf_oripJita.l«
immigration that certainly do not-
tend to elevate the Asiatic" in the
eyes of the average Canadian. And
beyond them is the. barrier; as potent as it is intangible which hides
from all outsiders the secrets of
the eastern mind. ■> *
Some white men think they know
the Chinese and the Jap. As well
might a swimmer in the ocean imagine that the depth of his dive
gave him to know the secrets of
its dark unfathomed caves. Tho
real' crux of - the yellow problem
lies far from the realm of trades
union discussions' or political debates. It is hidden behind tho
alruond eyes of tho man himself,
—Calgary Herald.
call* a socialist on trial for his life
an • "undesirable citizen" might be
legitimate in the interests of justice. It would depend'upon the
point of view of the postmaster.
FOR   CAMPERS .'-.r.
, 1 Don't, when in the woods,
throw"." down a lighted match^
-■iigar stub or other -flaming object;
make sure' that ? the' flame .has" been
thorouighly ektingiui^hed] ."before
throwing it away." -        "'
2 Dori't build your camp . ,fire/
larger than is necessary.     . _. ... • •
3 Don't, under any" clrcumstan-
ces, leave your ' fire unguarded',
even for a comparatively short
time; see that it is dead out before
you go. away. ,        . '/,
4 Don't build your fire in leaves',
rotten wood, or ether inflammable
material. -•   .
5 Don't build your fire against a
large or hollow log,, where it is
hard to be sure when it is entirely,
put out.
To these "Don'ts" it may be
added that in windy weather, or
in a dangerous placo, it is well to
confine the fire in a hole dug clean
down to the mineral soil. A fire
may smoulder in the humus, or
"duff" for days, only waiting.for
a strong breeze to fan it into a
flame that may burn over miles of
timber.
Summer tourists and campers
unfortunately have a bad.reputation among the owners of timber
limits as, being a frequent cause
of fires. . Such fires could be' prevented1, almost'without exception,
by a little extra care on .the, part
of ths campers, who have been tha
unintentional cause of much forest
destruction, and who have just as
real an interest in - the preservation of the forests as the owners
of the timber themselves. The rules
given above are the result of "long
experience and observation on the
part of many woodsmen and lumbermen as to the origin of fires
from this caiise, and are earnestly
commended to . the attention of
campers, sportsmen and,others.
The-'need for observing them is
emphasised by the occurrence a
ifew-1 days-ago of serious fires'in
the Lake St. John district in
Quebec, one village being wiped
■ out; the fires are thought to have
originated from 'fires left by fishermen. ' -
PRESS CENSORSHIP
The longest stride in the direction of a pross censorship, in tho
United States, of tho most autocratic and irresponsible typo, was
taken last week by the postmastor
general, Ho- acts under a law
passed with hardly a protest at
the recent session of congress. Senator Halo did give notice upon its
passing that it was a censoring
law, but it went through the legislative mill without a jar, Under
this law tho postmastor general
has just issued a notico to postmaster1, to exclude from tho mail
all publications which in thoir respective opinions contain "matter
tending to incito to arson, murder
or assassination." If tho publication is in a foroign langiiogo, and
tho postmaster has reason to bo*
lievo" that it contains "matter
tonding to incite to arson, murdor or assassination," ho may
withhold its transmission through
tho mails until n cortiflud translation is filed, aud continue to do
bo until the dopartmont rules,if ho
asks a ruling, If tho local post*
master is "in doubt" in any case
ho must submit tho quostion to
tho department, and pondlnft its
decision, must exclude tho matter
from the mails. This in a terrific
nowiir t*i pirn*'* tn thn \\end". nf
•postmaatorr*.. Scor*,* of thounnr-.d-*
of censors ore th-eroby established,
contralisod justices of the peace,
eaeh with his own teat of what
constitutes a pHiHcation "tendinf*
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sassination," and each beyond the
reach of the courts, But postmasters are expected to aet with
wise discretion and conservatism,
in order that no innocent publisher may ttxitfer inJii.iH*.e." Ah !
Publication* that are "right"
must not be disturbed. To call &
•Republican Sfreildent a despot
might subject a socialist publication to "suppression ai tending to
incite to assassination.   But     to
FORCE   OF   HABST
The barrooms in Cranbrook are
open all day Sunday, contrary' to
the provincial* statutes. The clergy of the town have undertaken to
see that the law is enforced, .The
attorney general's department
puts the responsibility for enforcement on the municipal authorities
but the mayor refuses to take any
action. The excuse offered is that
all the hotels in the neighboring
towns are open on Sunday. Under
the circumstances Rev. Robert
Hughes of the Methodists and
Rev. Chas. 0. Main of the I fcesby-
terians ha.vo issued a joint circu-r
lar calling upon all the best elements to inr..st. on the enforcement of tho law,—Globe.
The law has been a life long preferment with him. Those who
have heard his arguments in labor
disputes realise that Tom, Lewis
possessed a mind of.analytic calibre . which would give him • high
place in the profession. And a lasting ' regret 'with him is' the fact
that his duties take him frequently from an interesting 'family "and
wife and two children who live in
a .modest home in Bridgeport,
 The_home_instinct_of_thejXLother,
STRANGER  THAN FICTION
A preacher at tho conclusion of
his sermon Raid, "let all in tho
houso who are paying their debts
stand up," Instantly evoryn man,
woman and child, with ono exception, arose to thoir feet.
Tho preacher seated them " and
said: "Now ovary man not paying
his debts stand up." The exception noted, a careworn, hungry
looking individual, clothed in his
last summer's suit, slowly assumed a perpondicular position,
"How is this, my friond?" asked tho minister, "that you are tho
only man not to meet his obliga*
tions?" "I run a newspaper," ho
meekly answored, "and tho broth,
ren horo who have stood up aro
my fmbscribora, and"-— "Let us
pray!" oxclaimod   tho   preacher—
PRESIDENT T. L. LEWIS
Speaking of the international
president's visit to tho anthracite
fluid, Mr. E. 0, Smith of tho
TimoK-Loador, has the following to
: >itty.'
In the . early nineties Tom L.
Lewis moved with hin family to
Bridgeport, Ohio, where be continued working.in the mines until
1802, when he accepted the position of mine statistic!nr. durim*
the term of his brother as com*
mitwioner. Returning to work
after the eapiration of his term of
office he was shortly elected secretary 0r the Ohio minora and late
vice president of the national organisation.
Store aud moit*, iu hia time became occupied in the broader scope
of the labor movement, hae he
sacrificed bii earlier ambition* for
the cause.
Which enabled her to keep her'
boys together in the trying "times
of the earlier period, is strong .today in each of her children. For
her, each son holds an unusual
share of gentle" devotion and' unaffected esteem. Within two miles
of Tom's home she lives and about
her are two other sons, Llewellyn
who has ascended the ' ladder of
prominence in the Amalgamated
Association of Iron and" Steel
workers movement, and Ike, the
older brothers have in the mine'
workers movement, and Ike, .the
present mayor of his home town
of Martin's Ferry.
And perhaps but few American
mothers have more justification
for the pride she take's in her,four
sturdy sons.. Each has obtained
unusual prominence in a field
whore unselfish devotion to duty
has measured the honors received
rather than wealth attained or
political power used for self gratification,
Throughout the history of the
present generation of tho Ikwis
family success, aside from a studied fitness for tlio task in hand,
seems to lie in the perfect confidence onch membor placos in tho
judgment of others,
No important stop is undertaken
and no ofllce' accoptod by any ono
member without a family conference. "I'll talk it over with Tom,"
you hear tho youngor brothers say
in answer to a question of important, Tho Ouggonhoim family,
which has bocomo tho royal houso
of mining and smelting in tho fnr
west, attributes its goldon success
to this same cause of community
interest, As with tho Guggoh*
hoims, the succors of ono Lewis
brothor has boon an aim of all
and no stop. Ih projoctod without
tho xanction of tho family.
Llewelyn Lowis, vico president of
thu Amalgyiiuntod Association nnd,
president of tho Ohio Federation
of,,Labor, shares the broad views
of his brothers on tho relations of
capital and labor,
I talked with him on the train
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the' hoiiiP town.' Up wnr. then
bound' for tho annual, convention
of the iron workers at Youngs-
town, Ohio, and one of the innovations he favored introducing
iu4\> vLui vou1.cation '«&» Xun Msi-
tlement of all local wage or tonnage disputes at the different mills
of the association by direct adjustment between a committee of
the men there employed and the
ma.nn.ger ot the plant. Heretofore
these adjustments required the
pieuttuce of & national board member to be sanctioned by the association and the advocacy of a
complete change of methods re*
quired courage and conviction   on
the part of a high official, the importance of whose very . ojSice
would be somewhat lessened by
the change. -   *
A point about these oLewis boys
which • will be appreciated later
when Tom L. Lewis is better
known in the anthracite field is an
unfaltering courage. . •
They are mortal, hence not ^infallible, but if convinced that thfey
are .right in anypropjositionthey
sticli to conviction through' good
report and ..ill. - "" ^ -
Tom L. Lewis will,shortly make
his first visit to the anthracite, section in the capacity of president
*of the mine workers. He-realises
tho disturbing influences which almost six years of peace and prosperity havo wrought upon both
the me'mbership^and the spirit' . of
organisation,
His" first task will be to quicken'
interest in the locals-and to revive lasped memberships.
Being a far seeing general, Tom
'realises tho importance not
of the numerical strength of
AN ATTRACItVE RtSORT
army,
field.
but.
' Co!'
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only
the
its 'fitness for the
And what President Lewis undertakes, ho will accomplish, That
much, I can say of Tom- Lewis,
basing tho claim uvpon porsonal
knowledge of tho man and the
progressive family of.which ho is
now the most prominent representative.. He will be found a
man pleasant to moot, fairly easy
to become acquainted with, and of
pleasing manner and address, He
thinks before ho talkB and then
frequently talks to himself.
And when ho comes hero ho will
bo "on tho job" day and night.
Unconcerned with trifles ho gets
down to business with about as
tow preliminaries as anyono you
meet iu a wook's observation.
Tho operators, I feel vory sure,
find him a buslnossliko, keen and
conservative man and ono splendidly posted upon any matter
which may como up for discussion,
His fellow members of tho .union
will find an official who looks
thorn in tho eyes as he talks, one
who has nothing to conceal and
one unafraid to oxprefla what he
thinks is right,
He is tho typo of man ono might
oxpoct to And at the hoad of the
greatest labor organisation in the
world. Clear eyed, clear brained,
and unaffeoted, Tom Lewis will
leave his Impress on thts teeming,
industrial community which delves
into mother earth for its liveli*
hood.—Mine Workers Journal.
BRITISH SUFFRAGISTS
London, July 1—The two suffragists who broke the windows in
the residence of premier Asquith
last night were to-day sentenced
in the bow street police court to
two months at hard labor.
They were not allowed the op-
tiou of & flue.
Mary Leigh, one of the prison*
ers, admitted her guilt, ssylng. at
the time she was arrested that "it
would be bombs next time."
Andy Good, proprietor ofthe
Summit hotel at Crow's Nest was
down Monday to look at the
metropolis-and pick up a few-city
ideas. "He explained",that he had
been up on top of -the mountain
so long he' thought ha would like
to see the street cars and the autos
so he took a run down \to -Frank.
If'you will'believe Andy's story
for it, Alberta'may soon^oe -, ex-
■pected^to-becoii"ie~a"7winter*T'esoTir
and. he claims to have the goods
to show- for it. "The latter is no-
thHng, less than , a 'real live alligator about six feet long which he
insists he. caught- in the lake a
fev/ days ago.' He. says the crea-
.ture'was lying on a sandy beach
near the hotel when he came'upon
it .and as it happened to be asleep
he.just caught it by the tail. That
naturally woke it up'and being a
strong man, when it started to
crawl he was able to steer it so
successfully that, it' crawled right
up to the hotel where he chucked
it in a tank and added it to-his
menagerie. Speaking of the menagerie, Andy has quite a zoo for
the benefit of hia guests. , He says
he has, besides the alligator, a
bear, a badger, two lynx, threo
owls, an eagle and Scotty Hume,
Speaking seriously, Mr.. Good
said the lake is an especially fine
place to go this summer. The
finning, is fine, and he has consid-
erably improved his place,by providing a sports field and a danc-
ing pavilion and partios can spend
a most enjoyable day thoro, Mr,
Good has a great scheme for further improving tho lako as a te-
soi't and if he carries it out there
will be no finer place for a ■'u.1i*
mor outing anywhere in thn country, His plan is to organise n
stock company, bu41d a palaco of
a hotel, dig a cunnl between tho
hotel and tho lowor end of the big
lake. There ho will havo a stopping placo' and provision made for
curing for toams so thnt visitors
from towns of tho Pass can drive
to the lake, leave their teams and
tako the boat for the hotol, giv*
in;" them a ilvn mile ride'that
would bo dolitrhtful , beyond do*
scription, If ho carrion out tho
schemo it will certainly mako the
lako a great resort—Frank Paper,
■ Mr. Maloney, who for the past
seventeen years has been' the "legal
adviser of, the Tread well Co. .says
that the strike of the Western Federation ,o£ Miners on Douglas Is-"
land is a failure.' The fact is they
are stronger today Than' ever before and they are determined to
■hold out to the last ditch or until
a complete victory is won.' Mr.
Maloney says.that the Slavonians
places have been filled or taken by
English, speaking American citizens,' which means that the Anglo
Saxon race is scabbing on the
Slavs, This is a bold and -harsh
statement,, for " it is well known
that a-.true American citizen will
not do anything of-the kind under
any-'condition or circumstances.
In fact, the English speaking
American citizens whom Mr. Maloney mentions, consist of ^Greeks
and Italians sentjiere under mis-
xeDresjnta.tiAn^£r_oni_S_eatil^
other' places' to work on a rail-
roa'd; and-arriving at the Tread-
well- they find that -there is no
railroad work and tli.ey._are forced
into the dangerous mines. These
green, men are actually "Shanghaied" .as the Treadwell property is'
fenced in and guarded by gun men'
in the employ of the company;'
The troops were aent immediately, without the' slightest investigation, but, however, on .their arrival here it was plainly seen , that
they were not needed, as there had
been no trouble or disorder of any
description on the part of tho
striking miners. Later upon investigation the troops were withdrawn. In. speaking of Slavonians, I, myself, have worked along
side of them in the mines' and have
found - them to be good fellow-
workmen. They are, as a rule,'-" a
law abiding class and tiuite as superior as any class o;E foreigners,
or any of Mr. Malbney's immigrants coming to tho United
States.
I will say onco again squarely
that the striko is still on against
the Treadwell Gold Mining Company, Douglas Island, Alaska, and
the miners are determined to win,
All workmen are• requested to stay
away from the Treadwell- mines
until the present trouble is settled.
SAM PHILLIPS, Miner.
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JOHN FODBIF4LANCIK
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Tho following lettor was pub*
.iRhod in the Soattlo Times in its
issue of May 30th, relative to the
strike on Douglas Islnnd:
Douglas, Alaska, May 20, 1008,
To the editor of the Times:
On May 17th you published an
intorview with John F. Maloney, a\
corporation lawyer of Juneau, Alaska, who said that the la|fror
troubles'at tho Treadwell mines,
Douglas Island, Alaska, are over
and the striko broken. I wish to
my u.iu iii.*, iunioucy » aiauuiwn
whether told intention!, My or
otherwise, in absolutely falso and
utterly lacking; In truth.
In the first place he saya that
tho Slavonian miners have been
scattered' to the four points of the
■4^4441*««>',» in uio^i*, t,ut tae iaci ife
that 00 per «nt. of the Slavonians are still lure on Douglas Is*
lnnd. Mr. Maloney seems to for*
got that not only tho Slavonians,
but all the miners, English speak*
ing and others, are on strike
ftfjainst the Treadwell Mining Co.
and they are all confident of a
complete victory. The Treadwell
mines when running full capacity,
employ some HOO men, but at
the present time there is only a
handful of men working—and not
a single experienced miner in tb*
bunch.
NOTrOF, OF  DISSOLUTION.
Tako notico that Iho imrtnoraltlp hero*
to'oio oxlHtlnir botweon tlio undorilitno'l
undor tho Arm uamo nl McKwon k Shea
nn hotol kvopora of lOIko, ]|, a,, proprlo-
tors of tha    Hoffman  houso,   In  horoby
lllllHOlvCd,
Tho bun'iioHH will be carried on by
Wllllnm M. McF.wen who will pay all
llnbllltloN and roiled nil lU'countH,
III,tort nt l'lko, Tl, C„ this 37th day
of Mny, 100R.
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Fernie,  b.X3j,/;July 4th,   1908
HOSMER
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"Fin-V JLoiderson, "the "ever" genial
"Fin"*;'has arrived'here from ..a
trip around the^Kaptena^.xbunr
try. nWhy,'we h~eard-you were ""in
jail "j'in."   '.   -----y" ---■"■-   ■■■->
Tom:-; Conplin and Missouri Bill
are.ndted "grizzly hunters." While
packing grub and' supplies to Elk
No. 4?. the small dog they., biad.
•with -them betgah-to look .suspicious. *". Seeing something move in
the- bush Missouri began to unload his rifle., Nothing daunted,
Jdr. Grizzly began- to investigate
the -strange sound when.the,gallant man fro'nx Missouri and Mr.:
Conplin got up a tree.1" It is said
the sei&e lasted five hours. ',-.'
Talking about bears in fly time,
i have "you seen those lovely pelts
at the. mine. '- There are three of
them. =-.:',
-    Mr. McFarlane is the nimrod.
Constable Bulger, arrested a nian
named Wilson at Olsen Monday,
night. Wilson was trying his
hand as a cheque expert.
Constable Bulger took him to
Fernie on Tuesday where he v ill
have plenty' o£ time to repent.'
Mr. Gusty will shortly open up
a cigar and .tobacco business in
the Carosella block.   .
We see that Pat Burns is sporting a new wagon lately, at, • the
Hosmer branch.
Mr. McDonald, tha popular man-
aeer, -says the meat -will havej a
new flavor this week.
Mrs.. A. .Matheson .went to Cal-
•gary this week. She is accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Digby.
The Bank of Montreal is now. located in Hosmer.
The "store boys are now. taking,
the spiKes out o£ their .boots and
are ,. taking their place amongst,
the white vest brigade:'"." .-•       '-
■The .stumps are now off the
main street and .the boys can now
wear "real store clothes." Hosmer
guarantees the jumbo trade mark.
Billy Ridley, the famous rooter
from .-Michel entirely, outclassed
our Sir "Henry McDonald at, the
football game. Hector can't talk
fast enough, for <.Billy.    „•   /   ■
George Matheson, of Coal Creek,
and Sam,, the Chink of the Kootenai,   fought.'   a   draw;   the other'
day.      George   ' being."'from   Coal
; Creek had an empty stomach   and
0pocket.   The   Chink looking   ' like
fair game'George placed his order-
but when the tinaecame to ," pay'
he    forgot.   So    Hosmer saw the
finish on the street and', the Chink
really' kicked George--' The attend-
-""affce~wa^~iirrge"r—-—*-——-"—'—-——-
The "Carosella" business in
Hosmer will,change hands, and Abe
Gendron will, steer it on, to'fortune. ■ ■"•'.,' '■' ','
.Finley R. 'Anderson and Martin'
'" McCune returned from an extended
trip to the lower country. Finley
does some beautiful language pictures about" it, but agrees that
Hosmer is the place for the dough.'
Mr. L. J, Smith, an old timer in
the Pass, spent a few days in Hosmer looking up old, friends. Mr.
Smith is located in-Calgary.
.Quite a bunch of good' Hosmer
money went down to Fernie on the
lst.     -
, bridge over the creek     on
street    is   now getting into
The
front
shape
■ We
again
K
sec     Mrs..  Wallace around
She  was  unfortunate'   en-
oiierh to sprain hor ankle a couple
of weeks ago.
The government, aro to, make a
start in about ten days with a
■ new bridge across the Elk at,Hosmer to replace the' ono washed
away by the spring freshets. We
believe it will be a" big improve-'
ment on the old-one.
Somo of tho Fernie vjnderwoi'ld
came to Hosmer to celobrato. One
of thorn was heard to remark that
sho felt as tough as she looked.
Sho must havo„,felt bad.
J. W. Street (and Tommy Seward spent tlio m'st in Fernie, Old
country papors please tako note,
Got wise to tho Library   scheme
, now in oporation at tho Elk Drug
and Book Store,
Buy the Artisan working shoe*
for men at Mathioson's, .Union
made and guaranteed,by tho manufacturer.
Hosmor boys are letting their
whitiitors grow, and the bald bonds
are envying thomsolvos in their
pocket mirrors. You know wo are
to have some lady barbers shortly,   Noxt please
CF.lt, work in all its branches
is progressing (ant, Bob .'.IcLag-
gnrt's men closed up tho gap in
tho trostlo and tho air line Irom
the mino to tho town is nc-w c m*
pleted.
The large addition to the Royal
in completed and up to ilutf in
overy respect, The ground floor is
occupied by the new brunch ot the
Imperial Bank. The Royal would
bo a credit to a much older town
than Hosmer, and, Mr. Jarvis, tlie
proprietor, in to bo commended
for, his enterprise.
Fresh fruits arriving daily ut
Mathieaon's.
Xkti Ci.eni&u h&ivhull ivum v'M
play the Hosmer boys on the Hornier ground on Sunday. "Whoop"
em up Gordon."       ,^
Constable Bulger was in Fernie
on Tu-Mtdnv. He was accompanied
by a candidate for the chain
gang.
Come ' to the Hosmer tobacco
store for fresh chewing toba«»o. A
good assortment kept.
Miss Lillian Cameron has gone
to Calgary for a few days.
What wav nro*-av*l,"lb*. the best
gam* of football in the Crow's
Nest league was played on js-JAUr-
day on fche , Hosmer fro-ind by
Hosmer and Michel. There was a
InTtre attendants; and even vir-itors
say, doesn't. Bosimer #•?*#•*'    .
Hosmer team were:1 Goal, Thompson;' . sacks, v-AUern', McFegan;'' half
-baiiks, Mcjirl^e,^ Taylor.; Watson; forwards,"'' Seward, Watchem,
Ryder; and they had the blind' xe-
ioxf^zi^mi.:*90^S'^^^\y'i^:.v.'?.:iK
-:. Hosmer.-pressed.Jox:. .th£ jjr^t.fi..-.
teen minutes; then Michel -,'1 with its
strong forward line broke away,
and. were awarded' the' first goal,
the ball being;two feet over the
bar; but when they say its a goal
its a goal. Hosmer bucked up a
bit and Tommy Seward gpt in a,
fine'kick cm a Michel sternpost,
which caused . quite a pow wow;
and pretty soon Michel scored a
fair. -goal. Our, men now seemed
to be defeated, and while -they
pressed hard1, several good chances
of scoring were lost, and the game
ended Michel 2, Hosmer 0.
Hosmer were fairly outclassed,
and those. husky men from Michel
seemed1 to scare our boys ih ; any
mix up. ■     y
BANKHEAD
The Bankhead Mines Co., Ltd.,
are still working slack time; only
working four days last .week, The
pillars-iu No. 5 seam will "go oh
contract on the .first of July. This
will,, improve conditions' quite a
lot in this camp;' ■■ "
•There., are quite a lot of unemployed" in this camp at present and
there is- very little' hopes of them
getting work,* things are so slack.
Therefore,' the management are
not able to put on the force they
would like to do.
The^ Souvenir Briquette Ilant
which -has been installed at-the
Calgary exhibition by the Bank-
head firm will be run by, Mr.-Jas.
—'■ , of Bankhead. '
" The Bankhead school ,b°ard met
on Wednesday, night, June,24 and
several items of importance were
transacted.'
Mr. L. Stockett, general manager of the,, Bankhead,Mines Co.,
Ltd., ^ was-- in town last-week on
business.. Mr. Stockett gives ,- a
good account of' Hosmer. He
thinks it will be one of the finest
towns in the pass.in a.year.or so.
from now. _ :■
Mr.. and ■ -Mrs., Dunsmore\ have
been to Edmonton and Calgary on
business during,the week.     ..   .
' • "A small party '■ from Bankhead
drove, out' to Banff, on Wednesday
night to a benefit dance. They enjoyed themselves fine' and returned
home early on, Thursday morning.
There were • two separate picnic
parties. from'Bankhead out at ■ the
Devil lake oil "Sunday."One'was a
musical.party;' the other were gentlemen only, four of the boys belonging to the gentltmen/'s party
were out rowing in a small boat.
One' of the four went'to stand, up
in ,_ the .boat and- by so doing he
lost his balance and fell *into the
water. In his excitement he grabbed the. side of the. boat and capsized it, putting the other three in
the water.
All four of them clung;on ro 'the
boat. Three of the four were* awfully excited, wanting to climb on
top of the boat, and by so doing
the boat,would roll and they all
would go under water, There was
one level headed fellow in the four
by the name 'of Alex. .Watson who
no,doi'tat was the means of'saving
the other three. He .jot them
persuaded, after a lot of pleading,-
to keep quiet and hold on to the
boat, and-, wait till, assistance
came from th'e shore. By accident,
their distress was noticed.from the
shore. Two mon got a boat and
rowed out'to them, and arrived
just in timo to savo one of them
from a watery grave. His heart
failed him, nnd ho wns sinking
fast, when they got hold of him
and pivlled him into the boat. All
four woro brought safely back to
shore.'
Bankhead' will bo well v 'p'teuent-
od at tho Calgary exhibition.
Thore aro quite a crowd going
down for the flrst of July; also for
the fourth.
league, because'neither of "the two.
teams ^ felt that they were strong
enpugjh:.jto_g6 into the". Meague
siiigle Handed. This is their first
league matQh;v.The.National Park
Cricket Club will go to Calgaryin
the' near^ future • to -play all the
rest' of the teams in' the league .at
Calgary. ■' .-)... ■ ■   ; ■,   .,, -.
' •->'.".-;■ ..^FOOTBALL.''
A team,.t composed', of Bankhead
and Banff:players will go to Calgary this week. to play the semifinal in the Alberta football league. . TJje.-.. tjeam will be fairly
strong faiid, is likely to be successful in the semi-final; but there is
very little *• hope of rhem making
any show,in the finals.
, Banff vs., the Caledonians played
oh the Banff grounds on.Saturday.
It was the game of the season: It
was an easy victory for the champions, of, Canada. One of the Calgary players collided with one of
the Banff boys; both boys trying
tb.'head the ball at the same time.
The Calgary main got a, nasty cut
on the forehead, which was the
means of him leaving the field,
but after medicat assistance he
took his place again. ,     ,-
'-,.    BASEBALL.
Bankhead played Canmore at*
Canmore on Wednesday, Jvtne ,24.
The Bankhead boys drove to Can-
more in .'rigs. * The play for the
first two ' or three innings, was
fairly even, but before the finish
Canmore put in a score,of 11 to
4.s Bankhead "lost, the game
through overthrows. .-      ■
LETHBRIDGE
Dominion.day passed very, quietly in Lethbridge.
The only event of interest was a
salute of'13 guns, fired at midday
by the battery of volunteer artillery..' ,; " "
- The 'officers and men are to be
complimented .on'the showing they
made, considering the fact that
they are newly organised, and
have had very little training.
■■.While complimenting ,the officers
and men, it is to be regretted that
conditions in this country' necessitate the training of young men
to-the trade' of slaughtering!)their
fellow men. If .young men would
ask themselves "who, is going to
'gain by it, and whatris the cause
that makes armies a necessity?'* I.
think there would be less of them
join. ,In the "first place, nine times
out of ten it is money, "aTna/Eion"
acquires territory, by force. . of
arms,   and  the  capitalist   exploits'
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CRICKET.
National Park Club vs. Calgary.
These two teams met on Saturday
on the Bankhend grounds. The
weather was not very favorable in
the morning for tho match. Cal-
gnry was tho flrst-to bat, Tho flrst
throe wickets (ell vory cheap, but
after this things changed,
Tho Calgary bat mon punished
thd Bankhead bowling soverely and
at two o'clock they had a score of
ninoty runs for'eight wicUots, Thoy
then "adjourned for lunch. 'Bank-
head boys had proparotl a good
snread for tho visiting team at
Soc, Higgins' houso, All tho players did justice to tho well laid
table. Tho health of the two
teams was drank, after which thoy
returned baok to the field- of play;
and it was not until Calgary had
reached a score of 100 that the
last miin'n wicket fell.
The Park Club went on to ba*A
next, but made a very poor show
in the start, their best batsman's'
wiekets frolnr down for tin" score.-
The National Park Club played a
vary poor game at the.bat, their
total score only being 85. The
park club played at a disadvan*.
tage owing.to. three of their men
not being able to play, one of these
beinor C. Hull, one of the best
players in Canada. - Mr. Hull has
played cricket all over the world
where they play the game. He
has beaten the champions of the
east at tingle wicket, and has al*
ways been ton scorer for all the
teams he has played for in this
country.
The National Park Club is com*
■.■UK**-.! uf Bankhead and T^etxrl
plavers as was reported in this
baner a abort while aro. The two
teams became one for the puroote
of   joining    tne   Alberta   crlekst
nerve in good shape; for the fall
trade. • He has experimented by
cutting-, the ;.:bot_tom.>in his rooms
and mining the coal'before shoot?
ing.' This h'as'.several advantages;
viz: making'bettef' cdol;~also using
less exjflosive'sV" 'f'«3id'' being; more,
convenient * for-lofsS'WB the cars'/ '
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The shaft bting^sunk on Mr. .J.
Marsh's, coal^^t-j^.'is at a stand
still- at present.^a^.-fD. Gunn.;Bas
gonetdown •abV'UMeVenty, feet "and-
struck one .ssafea^oJL' coal one foot
t-hick. There"'is^uite a-lot,/: of-'
.water in at present*;.;whicfi .is" "certainly handicapping 'them. ,   '.
Mr. S. ShawcrossVeturned from
Field, B. C. where he has been
working ih the rock cutting. The
climate up in that country did. not
suit him and1 the doctor ordered
him away. He was very sick for.
three weeks but no^ doubt he will
recuperate now tjhat he has returned to   sunny southern Alberta.'
-The boys of Woodpecker are busy
at present putting in some practice at football for the forthcoming match on July 1 ,with our
local rivals,' Taber,' The rivalry
fietween us last year (was very
keen; some very exciting games being played amidst "a most' enthusiastic crowd of spectators.' Seme
new ' blood , has" been introduced
from the old sod, and under ' the
able management'of.-Louis' Oliver
they are* making,""gfeat\strides. ' A
good ' game should be. expected.
Let whoever wins "play up Woodpecker."       '• . ' -:;.:.
Mr. John Howell's :s. engaged in
his spare moments "sinking, a well
on one of his lots. He expects to
strike water at a depth of thirty
feet. He has already sunk down
21 feet.'- ' ■   •    -
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Irvine drove
over to "Raymond t,o take in the
celebration of Dominion day. There
is every promise of it being, a
gloriously fine day.
There is still another mine to be
opened in the coolie here.. Dr.
Lang, of Taber was out with a
party on Tuesday prospecting for
coal.. If developed this will make
nine mines, all operating, within
a radius of- three quarters of a
mile. -
Mr. John Carr was down from'
Lethbridge this'week visiting his
people who have just 4 con.' out
from England. . He had a lively,
time on Tuesday going into' Taber
to bring out a cow which " they"
had purchased. He had brought
it out about three miles when the
mosquitoes .caused it to stampede
and it ..made tracks for home.'
John, though a .good runner,-was,
not-a-bl-Tto keep up with "her. 'He
came back and a'further .contingent went out to seek the strav
one and their search proved successful, the'erring , one bein" led
home'as, quiet as a. lamb.
that territory for his own personal gain, and tho poor fool who
fought to gain that1 country has
tho pleasure of seeing tho capitalists import Chinese labor, while'
he, the soldier,, can go tb the
workhouse or starve; tako South
Africa for an example,
.The Bangers football team left
for Calgary on Monday to play in
tho semi final for tho Bennet shield
and quite-a number of football on-
thusiasts accompanied them, to
vendor oncouragomont. 'The boys
will need a littlo moro encouragement to enable thorn to
land that- trophy, but it. ia to bo
hoped that thoy. make a good
showing.
Tho Lethbridgo city band has
loft for Calgary whore thoy will
take part, in the 'oand contest to
bo hold during tho fair,
The Benny brothers leave hero
on the 4th for Scotland, Thoy aro
undecided as to whother thoy will
roturn'or not. It deponds on the
decision of their bottor halves who
are in Scotland,
Tho mino hero is now working
three days ft week, that being a
slight improvement on tho one
and two dayF ciiui)'- April and
May and the flrst part of June.
I stated some timo ago that ono
section of No. 3 mine had been
flooded, and that the company ox*
pected to get it pumped dry in a
short while, Although throo large
pumps have been workinn* on It
over sinco, the water has not prono
down one inch;*it seems to como
in as fast as it is pumped out. It
will be quite a loss to the    com.
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n« thero ere n. rr,n""irt*rnW<» num.
ber of pumps, as well as rails,
pipes and miners' tools Iir' the
flooded area.
HXKOT
Mr. Anderson's family have all
'/ccovjared from the diptheria and
the quarantine has been raised,
The mines in this district are
still very slsrk. Mr. Marsh loaded
two ears last week, and Thos It-
vine loaded one ear and hauled
about six tons to Taber. John
How-ells is keeping himself busy
by "supplying; eoal to a steam
plowing   outfit   and getting    his
MERRITT
Mr. B. P. Littlo, ,M.E., C.E., of
the Diamond Vale Co., is "'visiting
at the coast.
Alex, Hogan is making' steady
progress on his new, hotel.
Bert Irwin has nearly completed
Alex. Gorden's fine new house.-
Billy and Marie Sherrah, the
colored minstrels,., gave two concerts in Merritt' hall this week,
Monday and Wednt'sday, , Aftor
each show and" dance was held,
which was enjoyed by everybody
present.
The celobration committee Held a
final_ meeting to settle all reports
of different committees and report
?100""to'the good.
Dell King is getting ready for a
big round up, ■ -shipping his fat
steers and branding calvos. Del
says the feed is the best ho has
ever socn on the range.
Sid Thomas reports things look
good round town and Sid ought
to know,
Sam Highland is building a flno
new home for J, Monzio on Nicola
avonuo, '    •      '      ■
E, Lbwo and M. Loudon loft this
wook for tho coast.
The Diamond Vale Co, have fin*
ishod their second drive of logs
down the Coldwater, and the sawmill is running full strength. They
have eight teams and about thirty
mon getting out logs. Thoy intend to run tho Bawmill all summer and wintor,
Mr, Priest, tho photographer re.
ports business good,
T. J. Smith of tho Diamond Vale
Coal Co., arrived' on Wednesday's
train from Vancouver, Ho was
accompanied by E, S, IMohards of
Cardiff, and John Drlnnan, of
Sheffield, Eng. After looking over
the company s property they r»-
turnod on to-day's train.
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BAYNES
Judge H. R. Smith o( Moscow,
and J. A. Tormey of Spokane arrived in iiaynett ....u.it-u&y, 00144
jitp ciWirrn* In the Tt'ofttenny "River
Land Co.
The Adolph Lumber Co will re*
build their sawmill on a more extensive scale at onco, U. Adolph
arrived in Baynes on Sunday from
Brandon.
Th«| Kootonia club house will be
ooened with a dance on Friday
night, the 3rd inat. A good time
is expected,
Mr. Felding the photographer
for.tha Kootenay River Land Co.,
vifited Fernie in the interest;} of
Kootonia during the week,
Mrs, Mull.*., of Suokaue, and
Miss Anna Hubbard of Cheney,
Wash., are guests at the clot)*
house this week.
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Warehouse at Fernie, from which pointy
we are   prepared  to   cater   to your   wants>->
and will give immediate   attention" to   all
orders either by  mail or wire.
C]f Thanking you  for your liberal patronage' iiv  the  past,   we  are at  your'service.
PLUNKETT & SAVAGE
P. 0. Box 477
Fernie, B. C.
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EXCURSIONS
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$60*00
From.  Fernie  to
Wlnnlpear,   Duluth,   Fort"
WiUiam, And St. Paul   *
Chicago  , 72 50
New York  108 50
Montreal...   105 00
St. John, N.B  120 00
St. Louis  67 50
Toronto     94 40
Ottawa  105 00
Halifax   131 20
Sydney, C. B  136 90
Tickets on sale. May 4 and
18; June 5, 6, 19 and 20 ;
July 6, 7, 22 and 23, August 6, 7, 21 and1 22, 1908.
First class round trip, nine*
ty day limit.
Koutes—Tickets are good
via any recogmised routes In
one or both directions. To
destinations east of Chicago
are good via the Great Lakes
For Ratea, Reservations nnd nny in-
formntion <l«sirnil cull on or write
J. MOE, O. E Mof'HKRSi.X,
D. I' A. O. P. A.
/- .'• Nelsiiii . - Winnipog
•i^ari«*8t^s««i»,*4*i>*«*»i»i»a*^f^^
Kef bury   Bros.
Save your (dollars by dealing-; witl-a. us
Specials
men's Baltorig-g-an Underwear
$1.00 per suit or 50c per gfarmerit
Men's Bla.ck Sateen Shirts        - - - '   60c
Men's Tweed Pants       - - - ».    $1.25
8 oz. Overalls   ■■=■".■. -        "  ■    „     ,.■        ,80c
"M"en's~Braces s s       "   s"—. -ii—— a 25c
Gent's Furnishings, Boots and Shoes
Dry   Goods,   Etc.
146 Victoria Ave. " 77 Baker Ave.
GO   TO
Hammond & Mcintosh
-For
Electrical   Contracting:
of    Every    Description
Box 348
Fernie, B. C.
lW. S. KEAY
Customs House Broker
Fire Insurance
Agent
P.O. Block    Phone 143
FERNIE ,,
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I Seeds, Trees,   and |
| Bulbs (oi* y all plnntlng &
® Cntnloi;uo Vmx  ]*nrgtM X\\m\- g
0        rleo on tlio I'lidflc SIopo ,     ®
«M, J. HENRY    Vanoouviri  0,0. ©
g 'Win Wuittmlimtur lto,nl 0
Buy Your Furniture
from us. If you
are leaving town
we will
Buy it Back
Cheapest house in town
B. C. FURNITURE STORE
1   II. H. TERKV. Proprietor
Noxt lo ImporUl llntnl  W llnltur Ave
Go to
The Rinman Kaminski Co.
—For—
Groceries, Dry Goods
Boots and Shoes
West of Queen's Hotel
HOSMER,     B.    C.
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|-The;Elk^allcy-tivery-|
| Dray & Transfer Co. |
All  kinds  of
$  Drying)
|-    Teaming and
I Transfer Work  |
i    " $
I Clapp & Letcher, Props. |
A    Off. Tol. 6 Residence Tel. 149 <S>
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SULLIVAN    IS  OUT  VOU   KID
SCALER,
Ocno   Sullivan   had  a Ant ftght
with   Kid   Sealer .ant night and
Ihcie    'v>)»4 .4*v  .ci,. ti  4.4   4..C   .-.-tJ
Sow GuJlhviai wMir-. n hleeV o*fi**t<*
and   is   looking  for revenge.   He
tays   he will meet Sealer on hin
own   terms,     SulHvan   eay*:   "I
will box Scaler for charity, or on
any jtrojiohilion »»**. 'h.*!**..*..   A*l I
want to do is to meet him and  I
will do anything; to find him   in
front   of   me   in ths ring.   I will
fight him 20 round* At any weight
he ■ayi, at any time and at    any
place.    He can name the r*leree,
and if he  wiihra can  Ltmt Jack
K**rn«,    There   -will   not   be U.«.
reed of any referee (n this f 0. All
I want to do it to m*«t Sealer."
Fernie
Cartage
Company
Dealers  in   Wa^oiim,   hleii'tis
nml Dump Cnrlo
AU kind*, of Kprlni; Wgn niul
UittncHH
ILL.ll J,'.' I I »lllf*4*-***l»f***»l*l»l»llll'UIIMU**
Office      Waldorf Block
rhotuHt      Ken. Phone 76
McEwing's
"   Table Queen Macliinc-miule
Bread
Is the kind you can enjoy three
times :. day and seven days in the
week. Don't deny il lo the
L-hildren, between meals, lliey
are growioi,'' "
Onr cakes and paslry are of
the finest iiimlily.
Ice Cream, Fruits, etc.
J. R.   McCWING
mm
The,handsome new bind jjitru
incuts wcic presented to the Galva- J
tion .Army Uit night, in the midit
of a very JaiTge crowd.
Phone 138      lies, yi I'ellm Ave
WM.   SCOTT
Pioneer    (
Undertaker
and Embalmcr
of the city
(Cluirler Memhcr ol Miinltotm nnd
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Atttvialion)
Satiif-ution Warranted
. Picture   Framing; and   Fitraitnre
Repairing; In connection
Office &  Parlors
2W Victoria Ave.
/ ■DISTRICT " LEDGER,    FER1TIE,   B. C. jrjLY 4, 1908.
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THE HU DtSON BAY RAILWAY
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Mo      second     proposal, .would
mean the     making, of an arrang-e-
If, : as "the western members are
a^.uriit-,in-declaring,..the time has.,
come* to give the' Northwest an out- ment similar to that'which was
le't';,to'Great' Britain- via;the Hud-?; made, with the Grand'Trunk Paci-4
son Bay, ,Churchill, at Ithemouth 'fie in regard to ,the line from Win."
of the Churchill river,' would make I nipeg\ to IMoncton..' The Canadian,
a. gojsd.' port, and as .the nearest KNorther-n has a charter to build to
railway is only 500 mile away, | the Bay and is nearest to it*,, and
there is no question, as to who I'if this proposal were adopted,;'the
will' build.' the. "connecting ... link. I arrangement no doubt would' *' be
There are three proposals—1 That j made with the Canadian" Northern
DOES NOT fAVOR TAFT
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Opinions of a few Labor Men
' _:;: Ite^i^^riftie' - :NomiiKe7:..
for D.S. President-
.- New,   York;\Juhe 30—The .mm-
j bers, of the" Gentral. Federated' TJn-
yesterday "< discussed ' Taft's
the company should build an'd,op- !-railway. The government would
. erate'. g That' the government: under such nn'a-jreenient Imild "the
should build and lease to a com- ] line, pay interest on the cost for a
pany.„ 3 That the government i fixed period, and then the Cana-
should aid a-company to" build,, dian Northern wovild pay the in-
and for such a.id have the right to i terest. In this way the" govem-
control the rates and intervene ', ment would guard against over
generally'for the protection ,of the [capitalisation. But, in such a
shipping public. '' ! short stretch    of     railway,      this
The west would favor the first.■{ wou^ be scarcely an equivalent
But the East with its knowledge I advantage. The government would
of government owned railways i have built, the line, and the corn-
would probably not. The only, 1 pany would, to all intents and
i, government railway in Canada has j purposes own it.
not been financially successful. It '
.   was     built   under     circumstances
t    The   third   proposal    is' to offer
i tha    Canadian   Northern Railway
ion
nomination and the ,labor plank
adopted by the Republican partyv
"Rudolph Mo-Jest, delegate of .the
cigar. .inak'ers—Taft. is the representative of the money'bags and
trusts and he won't get many* la-;
j bor votes. The workers won't be
able to got their just rights from;
a man, who,awhen jvdgej granted
th? first injunction against ' labor
organisation. No, Taft will not
do.   -     ■ ' *     l '
William A-.* Coakley, delegate to
the Lithographic Apprentices—
Taft's.past record against labor
would have'been overlooked had
the convention adopted the labor
plank as adopted by Samuel Gompers.
Albert Abrahams of the Pressman's union—The so-called    labor
likely to lead to success. The route | ""    XT     R   »°™     * ™™W   ™n's union-The so-called    labor
of      the    Intercolonial     is   round I T^    fln"C'lal ald *<> »•      8 plank is n° plank at "J1'-'«'is not
of      the    Intercolonial     is   round i
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about,     and   at first it ran only
from Halifax, to Levis. Later it
was, built on to Montreal, so as
to get. into touch with the railways  and waterways  of the east
to pioneer the route. The guaran
tee. of bonds has been enough to
induce the construction of the
prairie system of the Grand Tr-cUk
and Canadian Northern railways.
It would, however, not be enough
em   interior.     But    owing to the j ,     .   ,     ' '/     ,. .    ,,
:m _„__,•,,-i,-*       .- &     ± ! to md'-ce the construction of    the
impossibility of-a government en- | ,, .,        ,, .,„     ,     _..
°' ! Hudson Bay railroad.   The prairie
gave   an'   immediate prospect-' "of
tering into business 'compacts,
and for other reasons, the railway
management has not been able to
obtain a fair share ^ of the traffic.
It has been' unable to push its
business, as other railways have
been able to and find it necessary
to do. ,
Almost corresponding difficulties
would arise in the case of government ownership and operation of
the Hudson Bay road. If it rested
at the 500 mile stretch it would
only be in touch with the Canadian Northern Railway system,
and accordingly at' the' business
mercy of _ that system. The-government would therefore have "'to'
continue its railway »50 miles fur-
" the'r, so as to have connection
with the Grand Trunk and Canadian Pacific systems, making 750
miles in all," in order to bring it
—in—touch—with—th"e~b""usiness~^"T;KeH_and arrange-for~a—line"ot^team
prairie west. It would have a fur- j ships and bear the cost of estab
ther ' disadvantage - as compared lishing trade by that route,
with the Intercolonial. The Intercolonial runs to Halifax and St.
John, both     old established     and
traffic along the line ofrailway.
The - Hudson ' Bay road does "not.
The through trade to Great Britain is the,only traffic upon which
it could rely; and the company
would have to arrange for'it to
be" efficiently handled on the ocean.
It would be a big undertaking,
and upon the rapidity with which
the company could' turn traffic in
its direction, would depend the
immediacy or profitable return. It
might suicceed from the start or it
might hang fire for a few years,   "
The company would, therefore,
expect something more than a
guarantee of its bonds. It would
want .that to be supplemented by
direct cash assistance. For it
would not only have to bujild the
railroad,     but    to erect elevators
well known warm water spots, to
which ships have free access . all
the year round. The Hudson Bay
railroad would run to a bay, the
entrance to which is not safe for
navigation for more than four or
five or possibly more-than.three
months „of the year, and would
have to tako the chances of success or' failure , of a newly tried
rou^e-of ocean transit.
„The government would have to
make satisfactory' arrangements
for tlie handling of freight during..
the comparatively short opon season. This would mean exceptional
business activity and the assembling of an enormous amount of
rolling stock and locomotiv-e
equipment. For it .would be, in
every sonse of the word, a "rush,".
Then, again thoro would havo to
be large storage elevators at the
port and a line of steamships cap*
able of carrying away tho freight
as it '' was offered. The railroad,
without the elevators and the
steamships, would be useless; and
in order that tho whole routo of
transit might, bo porfoctly organised, the owners of tho railroad
should also bo tho ownors of the
elevators and tho steamship lino.
A fleet would havo to bo assembled eaoh June in Liverpool, and on
roceiving news that navigation
waB open, it would movo westward to the bay. Tho elovatoru
should     havo boon filled in readi
ness; and tho ships, aB thoy arrived, should boar away thoir contents, fresh produce coming forth      —-.-- —    .--...,,.       .......
from the prairies oach day to keep ' has to 'bo ioM> ftt t,,,J •nomwit, is
*.» * a m ..     -        .     -    , t.A   ifrnfr   Until ftAtt jk   4"#*    /tmn AMnl'i4<n I*   e-Xm-.
The Hudson Bay railway project
'-is=lwenty-five year old; and originally it was proposed that there
should be a land grant of ,12,800
acres a mile. This, if selection
had been permitted, as in the case
of the other railways; would' today have a value of not less than
?5'an acre, or $64,000 a mile. The
cost of the railway may be estimated at $30,000 a mile. The
government gave a cash bonus of
$11,000 a mile for the building of
the Crow's Nest'Bass railway and
the Canadian Pacific received as
well a valuable land grant from
the provincial government of British Columbia. That company already had a railway system across
the prairies with which to make
connection, and thoro were absolutely proven coal resources to be
tapped along the Crow's Nest line
which justified on $11,000 bonus
was in a much better position to
reap a profit on tho start than
the Hudson Bay railroad wo*.ld
be. Tho Hudson Bay railroad,
howovor, would be immoasuroably
tho moro important of tho two in
procoss of timo and with tho development of direct commorce bo*
twoon tho North.Wost and the
Mother Country, But in the mean,
timo, ,it might havo to carry heavy
losses,
With ono railroad built and a
succoss, the othor competing systems would soon run lines to tho
bay, just as has occurred in regard to tho IkxMo Superior routo ;
and tho shippim-*,, public would not
long remain at tho mercy of ono
transportation   company.      What
even a splinter. Taft is the father
of injunctions. ,
Frank Hertzel, of, the Machinists.
—Labor     will   give.  Taft a swift
fight because of his record and   on
account pi the platform adopted.
' -Tames Wallace , of * the Asphalt
Workers—The injunction plank
svtraddle will put Taft" on the defensive with organised labor, and
he will have much to .explain in
his letter of acceptance and on the
stump.
- R, W. Puckel, of the Amalgamated Woodworkers—Although I.am
a Republican I will vote and work
against Taft. ,Taft ought'to be
defeated, and a union man " Who
votes .for him should be expelled
from his organisation.
Maurice Howard, of the Caisson
Workers—He would have overlooked the fact that Taft was the juldge
who granted the first injunction
had, the convention adopted' the
Gompers plank, but turned .down'
as we were, "we will do everything
to keep Taft's labor record "green
in the' memory of the working
paople.' ' ■',      '    ■ .
James P. Holland, of the Eccentric Fireman's union—I will,< first
see who the Democrats nominate
before I express any opinion about
Taft. ,'*.''
■ Herman Grossman, of the Garment Workers—Wo were entitled to
fair treatment from the Republican convention, for labor is getting educated.   '"'
, Elias Wolf, of the Cigarmakers—
Labor will have much to say in
the coming campaign. , The Republicans have given us Taft, who
will be a tough pill'for the workers to swallow, but we must wait
and see what kind of medicine
will be handed out by the Democratic convention.
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constant supply of freight | to «et H0,"00«« to demonstrate tho
passage throughout the summer.    ' ftdv'l''tnB'0»   of   thu   routo; and if
In this   way tho fullest advan* I "   -"*°™ 'uch a" lt% ,ftdvoc^<»»
tago could be taken of this cheaper j ^ the *Uturc wUl lftka car° of
route, ftnd its success would ereato !     '  '
for Canada a now placo in th» : The Hudson Bay railroad, would
mercantile world. But of course, i from tho railway point of viow,
commercial arrangements would | bring Sawkatchowan and Albe-Vta
have to be made on the other side I *000 miles nearer salt water than
fnr rUntTlVrntiti** tVi« m-nfil**, n« I nt nren*nt TMi •ihimM wn-n n
that prices would nr»t miffcr. Thr-r*' ' Rreat  savln-v*  in the  rant  of ship-1 °
would have to be a now commor- I l>ing wheat to Great Britain. The I CIIAMBEEJL'AIN'S COLIC    CHOL
eial system organised.   All     this i distance to Europe would be aotu* I    ERA AND   DIARRHOEA RE-
or--ani»ation and business    enter- * *Uy    shortened,  and the   cost of i       ME3Y WOUtP HAVE SAV*
prise would be entirely outside the | handling   lessened.   In    the East, I ed HIM 8100.00,
FARM HAND!) SCARCE IN WALK
Farm laborers are becoming very
scarce in Wales, This" fact was
manifested at Carnarvon at the
May hiring fair. Farmers from
various parts of the county, who
attended the fair in order to engage servants, had to roturn homo
having boon unable to secure tho
services of competent farm hands.
•'I wanted to engage five men,"
Bald ono farmor, "but I was unable to securo the sorvicos of ono.
Ono person whom I interviewed was a doctor who'had fallen
on.ovil days, and anothor was a
tailor. Neither had had any ex-
pe-Wenco of farming," Another
farmer declarod that farm servants
had drifted into othor occupations
and many had onterod tlio quar-
rlos, where thoy could got better
wages,
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When Like, y
Cures Like*
"By TROY ALI.1SOS.    ,./'
C'opyilglit, 1907, by,,P.0. Eastm'ent.
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Minna Reed almost ran down the
■iteps from the house bearing tlie sign
-Mine. Ynirsl. Clairvoyant.".' Thelad.y's
comniiiuicatioiis bad: upset all {her.preconceived pin lis mid ideas. Her mother had'always opposed her trying anything of the kind'.';hi)t when* she saw
the sign nnoverwlH-Mining desire to in-,
quire into things 'unknown had beset
her. The ,i*est ol tlip party bad gone
down to the, luwh.' nnd after staying
In lier voDiir at the simimer'.liott'l for
an hour with "a headache sue had slip
ped out to buy ai rii^cluating "kimono
she had seen in' a Japanese store tlie
day before. The I'lnli'voya'nt's f-ijaiti
had caiiKht her eye. nnd for a.whole
iionr she had sat in tiie darkened,
stuffy little room with lier nprves all
nt strained'attention.
She went hack to her room, and.
walking st might to the dresser, "looked
regretfully tit tho picture,or a frium
''oyish face, siirrimiiilPii by a.little plain
itold  frame,       ": ''
"I never would have, thought- lt." she
whispered, „ "I thonirlit you wore
the truest, noblest thing on earth" -And
she said the man' with blaekeyes. now
nne of my circle of acquaintances, was
tleccitful to ihu't'ore and'that If l.dld
not separate'his path from ,mine lie
would prove "'tho blighting sorrow of
my life,- Jimmy, dear, it seems impossible to .believe yon could bring sorrow into nny one's life, but It must
have been you she meant, for yoii are
tho only man of,my acquaintance who
has h-hlack eyes." And. being only nineteen nmi believing she had conie.faoo
lo face with tho big sorrow of her life.'
<ho threw herself across t.lie bed and
sobbed because she felt that she must
Immediately .tako steps to separate
•Jimmy Kent's path from hors—Jimmy,
who had lent her His rod ball to.play
with the very first day she wont to
kindergarten. ■   o
Jaines Kent, unconscious , of, the
heavy cloud of suspicion hovering ovor
him. came from his ocean swim and
lay idly on the sand.•.luiplii'j Minna
would got ovor hov headache and walk
down to tho beacli. I'lnally. sunburned and glowing, .ho went bark to the
hotel and' found her on the veranda,
gazing listlessly at the sea.,
• "Is it as bad as nil that, little girl?
Vou are the tiiost,forlorn.,looking specimen I pvpr saw," he said ns be sat on
Ihe porch 'rail and eyed her commls-'
oratingly;' ••■*--
Miuna. seeing the sympathy in his
eyes, wished fervently that Ihey,were,
nny other color than black.
"What on earth made you have black
nyes, Jimmy?-. I dislike them so!" she
Thomas Edwards worked twenty years to build a home for W.
P. Rond, tho coal magnate, but
neglected to build a home for
himself. So the municipal court
sent his children to various institutions to the slow music of weep.
Ing by Rend. And without a
doubt Rond thinks he is an exceptionally good employer,
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ment agency.    If the government j towards Chicago and New York,
owned and    worked the railroad, ; In. the west, with the Hudson bay
traffic would probably be very j route a proved success, trade and Farrar of Cat Island, La. '"For
slow in turning towards it, for it! commerce would be deflected north j Bev*srnl weeks I was unable to do
would    be   to   the interest of the ! wards   towa-rds    the   cities of t.h*   «•"?*••••"»(*••. On March 18, 1007,     I
would be to the interest of the
three privit railway system* to
keep it back, Eventually, no
doubt, the value of the route
woi'/ld l.e recognised, but in the
meantime It would be 'measure-
ably discredited, and might become a financial failure,
"In 1002 I had a very severe at-
tack of diarrhoea," says R.     S,
of Cat Island, La.   "For
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wards   towards    the  cities of the I ^nvi»ini.'*   «n March i8, 1U07,    I
n      .. . .      .   . .. ,.     had a    similar attack, and took
Cnnndlen prairie. And thun the \ Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
southward tendency in the east \ Diarrhoea Remedy, which gave
would be countorbalftuco-i by    the   *'1,'>    Prompt    rellsf.   I consider it
kind in the world, and had I used
ftne of the best medicines of its
it in 1002 believe it would have
saved me a hundred dollar doctor
bill."   Sold by all druggists.
northward tendency in the Wost.
] Subscribe for  the District Ledger,
lainTpetu 1 ami y. ■   ' ~
Jimmy opened the offending- orbs
very wide In'bis surprise.
"By, Jove, you are .1 queer one. Miuna! You told mo yesterday down od
llio beach that I had (he most beautiful oyes you over saw, . Positively made
me blush to know I was so beautiful.
'Frnld to sloop In tlieni last night lest
I should spoil 'om. And now-.Minna.
you haven't met any follow with gray
eyes, hnvo you?" lie nsked suspiciously.
"No, I' haven't," Indignantly,' .""but
black oyes are treacherous—and—I nev-
?r could trust them."
Whether thoy wore treacherous or
not was loft nii' open question, but
Ihoy certainly,proved persuasive, nnd
Unally Jimmy was'In possession of the
wholo story,
,. "Minna Rood, you. ought to be nslinm-
?d of yourself! Do I look llko a blight-
Ini! sorrow?" mimicking her forlorn
tone. "I might bp nilsUikonfor a prize
llghti'i'." ■ exhibiting his muscular arm
wltli prlilP, "but I'm blamed if I'd
know how to start'out In the blighting
sorrow biislnpsR," '   '    •
Minna, anxious to believe, still look*
?d dubious,
"If your eyes only weren't black!"
•iho RlgllOll.
"Now, look hero, my child. I'd not
ii special net of eon gross to change
Ibom to suit you If I could, You know
I've dono pvorylhlng tn ploaRo you nil
my life, Why will yon believe that nt*
lor rot? Old she tell yim anything
tangible Hint yon iib'snlnloly know was
true?" Jimmy was In,training for n
laivyor nnd wanted to coniost all ovl*
loncp In Hie caBo,
"Kin' told mo my nanio and itge," triumphantly,
"Didn't you havo to write It on a
piece of paper Urn'.?" suspiciously,
"Y-yoH, but she didn't son It-lion*
ostly she didn't, I folded It tightly
nnd put It on Iho tabic, and sho sat
and toyed wllh It .while she tulkcd."
"Tho iiilHclilcf Hho didn't wa It!"
ttTowtnil Jimmy,   "Anything else?"
"Sho mild I had nn Aunt Mnry In tho
spirit In ml that wns trying to guldo
mo," hoHltntlngly,
"floo tlicro! You never had an Aunt
Mnry In your lifo! It's nil plain hum*
hug," Jimmy spoko with the mitlMfnc*
Hon of one willing to leave lilt* t-nso In
tho liiindR of an Intelligent Jury.
"No, I never hnd, hut mnnnnii had,
nml thu clairvoyant snld mints nnd
urcat'iinnls were nil tho snmo In tho
■spirit world."
Jimmy posltlvoly groaned wlfb ills*
Bust.
"8I10 might safely lilt on nn Aunt
Mnry. Nearly everybody living has nn
mint- or ••rent nmit or |»roiit-[»ro"f( ("rnflt
oV-nunt Mnry, nut she hnd no business fooling with my oyes."
lie sat sulkily silent, tbcu icrlnnod
with a thought Hist made blni wonder
If he would not some dny hnir tn the
H'rtliiiK nf the nipthphyslonl tbe snme
•••'""■•■■   .'!.*.:'   .•:■■■•■.•■■   .V.*,:*s tt  th'.v.xi
iv-I *■•!.
*.i,ii- •••.■•'•in, I would not Inko H
•lopoless verdict upon my eyes from
my ono octillMt.    ".cither will I have
them condemned hy nny ono clnlrvoy*
int.   I demand n consultation.   If I
Vt the party together, will yon go to
toother clairvoyant tills ovenlng?" lie
Iciiinmlr-d.
"I would be so gliul to tlnd that the
Irst ono wns tnlstnkon." sho mild fervently.
It was n very busy evening for Mr.
Kent finally ho found n scores! nuf*
Icicntly good nnturcd and pliable to
(lit his r-Jo.utrcuu.uU.
-iteuiember, yon, a re to entirely free
her mind .from the idea.   I'll send, her
in third.    You couldn't fall'to know
her anywny.k   She's tlie prettiest one
hi the buiich.-' It's cheap at $10. and if
she gets over ber-„fenr of black eyes,"
by Jove.' I'll send.you another tenner
tomorrow."   "And  Mme.-, Ardetta, en-.
tbiisiastic linder'the'powerful stimulus,"
promised to do her best ,,  "     .   -..'■_
That night when the moon, cast a
long path of light! over the waves a
• on pie sat "far down., the''.beach in a,
spot removed from tbe crowd. .  . '.. „.
"She told me my ii«me without my
writing itr^Xliniia said in awed .tones.
"She is simply wonderful! Snld. for
ine never to have any confidence in
fakes that made mo write questions
liml fold them on a table; that they
had blanks papers ' folded.' Just - like
them..aud-when they were toying with
the ones'! wrote that,they would substitute tho'-blank one and leave it on
-tho inble.aud take initio lit their hand
under the edgt* of the table and read
it. That's exact iy what that lirst wo-
.man must have done.' I've, lost faith
In her entirely, and.. Jimmy, boy.' she
said that tlie only person I iieod nvoid
und be suspicion!? of, was n blond-tunn
with a Vandyke beard."
Young Mr.' Kent stroked his i.eard-
les's <*hln ' "Thank heaven I haven't a
blond'Vainly la*-." ho said piously. "Did
she tell yon anything about—or—me?"
he asked cnutluusiv.
"Not exactly, but she said that my
real affinity wns-was 11 man 1 had
known since childhood."    -
"Now. that." said .Mr. Kent, with
great gratification,,, "suits me exactly.
I'd rather be called an aliinlty any day
.than a blighting sorrow " He joyfully
possessed Himself of the girl's hands,
and she'had evidently, lost nil fear of
treachery *   *■
Afterward, with her ■ bead resting
?oinforrnbly ngnlnst his tweed shoulder,, she spoke musingly. "She snld
that the greatest trial of her life was
that there were so many fakes that
brought discredit, upon her glorious
profession.",
_"Never yon ' tnind.'t little,.girl: I'm
dot so easily imposed upon, and you'll
have nie with yon nil through life to
help pick out the real article.!' and the
treacherous Mr. Kent lifted her face
nutll^be could look adoringly into lt.
„ The. moon, as if by, special, contract,
:ame Irom under a cloud at just the
right moment, and sbe saw his expression. ,     ' »' •'   , • .
"Jimmy, I don't believe any one else
jver had such wonderfully honest
ayes," she said happily.     •■
THE  NIGHTINGALE.
Coleridge's Defense of the Songster as
Not a Melancholy. Bird.'
The traditional view of the-nightingale's song is supremely, given iu the
fnmllini'. lyric by. Richard BnnieBeld.
Here the poet, finds the forlorn bird,
with "her breast up-till 0 thorn," ear-,
nestly pouring forth her melodious sorrow..   Milton" in. his" juvenile "sonnet
 U I'lnt't H4OI1I11 *Jili> Mi j} t i^n*>'n Kl/*. nliinAH net.
—ri|i-.3^-li -4iji.3i**.t;o—xntr—iiiCu i\ ui-c~oiiJ'faCi~7 ti.T
giving forth notes that portend success
in love, and- when ho comes to;describe sober pleasures "In "II Pense-
roso'" be appropriately finds the same
'trains "most musical, most melancholy.", A'gainst this Coleridge, enters
■1 vigorous protest in "The Nightingale;
i Conversation Poem," characterlstic-
.My advancing In the following passage a general truth and a ..specific
'Criticism:
A melancholy bird? Oh, Idle thought!
In natnro there Is nothing melancholy.
But   snmo  night   wandering  man  whoae
.    heart waa pierced
vVith   the   remembrance   of   n   grievous
,   wrnriR
Dr slow distemper or neglected'lovo
lAnd so, pour wretch, filled all things with
■ himself
And mnile all gontlo sounds tell back tha
talo' ..   - ..
Ot his own sorrow), lie, nnd such ns ho,
first. named   thoso  notes  a  melancholy
strain.
Annotating,this, the poet further Illustrates bis philosophic ucutonoss nnd
takes tho opportunity of expressing
bis loyalty to his eminent pootlcnl prod-
?cos8or. "This passage iu Milton," tho
note rnns, "possusHus nu excellence far
■uiporlor to thnt of mere description.
It Is spoken In tho character of tho
melancholy man and has thoreforo n
Iramatlc propriety. Tlio author makes
this romaiit. to roue 10 himself from the
Bliurgo of hnvlng alluded with levity
to n line In Milton, a charge than
which none could he mors painful to
him except perhaps that of having
ridiculed his Bible,"
' lu n letter to Christopher North,
WordBworth refers to tho "fnlno no-
Nous" regarding tho iilgbtlngnlo's song
nud Pxpi'OHnes his boiler thnt Coleridge's poem, wltli Its theory thnt "lu
nature thoro is nothing melancholy,"
will In nil likelihood "contrluuto gront*
ly to rectify tliuso." In bis,own poom
"IOntorprlfio" ho touchos on the same
point mid alludes to tho nlghtlngnlo ar,
"tbe sweet bird, mlsnnmcd, tlin tuolau*
2holy," It Is hnrdly necessary to ndd
that Konts In bis gront ode "To n
Nlghtlngnlo" rises to oxqulsltu rapture
ovor the Impplness nmnlfostod In tlu<
tlUKliiB of the "light winged dryad of
tho trees."--London Notes and Queries
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In lllinois-itchel law Was
:   Bungled in Execution
• Chicago, June 30—Through oversights in the fr-aming; of the .new
^mining law for Illinois, which goes-
into effect July 1,.every coal mine
, in the state will be compelled to
close down. The length of the suspension will depend '' on ,-; the
promptness with which1 the exara-
. ination boards can be obtained
'and issue certificates to qualify
' miners.' '" ">■ •
-'  The law, which is known as the
Mitchell law, provides that.  after
July    i ■  "no person shall be em-
. ployed or engaiged as a miner     in
any coal mine in the state without
'"' having obtained a   ' certificate     of
competency and qualification from
ai'    miners'    examining   board in
some county in this "state."
Another section of the law provides that the   , examining boards
"shall be composed of three miners,
who are, to be appointed by,,   the
circuit Judges  of  the judicial district in which the, counties are locatod,  and' one   of  the  oversights
is that the law requires the boards
to - be-    appointed    "immediately
after this act goes into effect."   "
The. penalties 'for violation of
'"'. ttie law 'arc positive and manda-
vtory on both operators and min-',
"ers.   Any miner wbo works     after
•July 1 without a certificate,      or
any opelrator or agent who allows
a miner to work, shall be guilty of
*a misdemeanor and punishable by,
' ;va   fine of   from $100 to* $500,  or
imprisonment   in , the county jail
for a* period of from one to     six
• months, or both, at* the discretion
-.of the court."
There  are approximately 60,000
."men   employed   in the coal mines
of the state.     ° *
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New York, Juno 30----Witb.in view
minion.. Mr. Trotter's work was
not against emigration on the
whole, * biit more especially • to
show' the . real class of emigrant
that would be more desirable '-.as
the future citizen of this great Dominion.    '
On his journey to Halifax,^ Mr.
Trotter stopiped- off in Moncton
and held a "very successful, meeting tjhere last Tuesday, which, resulted in a strong committee being formed comprising members of
all organised, bodies in the railroad centre to bring about the'
organisation-of the Trades and
Labor Congress of Canada which
will be held in Halifax on the 21st
of September next,1 and the. magnitude of the gathering. The congress represents over 150,000 traidn
unionists who will .send , to the
convention ,' about 150 delegates,
and the importance of* holding the
convention , in the great eastern
port of. Canada cannot be too
strongly impressed on the citizens.—Voice.
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->*Ol 3C VCl fm*-X XX\A.A_\*-*-\mM—Mr. W*-. J ■»   V +--—-- —
" and children, near the entrance to
,:Prospect park,    Brother, Casimier,
ofthe order of1   St. Francis, and
principal-  'of.   St.   ..Ann's  school,
Brooklyn, was beheaded yesterday
.afternoon as he bent from the seat
,of a Brighton Beach car to get-his-
hat 'brushed off by a woman. Tho
-hat had fallen into the'slip of,the
"partly raised running board of the
.car, and,as the Franciscan brother*,
bent   down   to  get it, he slipped
■,and his head fell under the car.   ;
•    The front wheel passed over his
neck   and    his headless body was
.left lying in the street while '   the
car went ahead for almost a block.
.   Brother Casimier's name was originally   Stephen  Mooi'o , He was
born in Dublin, where lie was edu-
-  cated   by   the     Jesuits and thon
joined the Franciscans.
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TRADES CONGRESS
Organizer Trotter at Work in
Eastern Provinces
Washington, D. C, June 30—A
unique plan of service designed to
relieve' farmers and others in this
country from future embarrassment in the matter of procuring
adequate help ha.s been inaugurated by the^ department of commerce
and labor, through the division of
information of the bureau, of immigration and neutralisation and
tha,postofnce department through,
■the rural delivery service.
The scheme contemplates a general distribution of admitted
aliens aad other persons seeking
work. There are being, forwarded
to. postmasters iii/.this country,
packages of cards, with return attachments, for distribution' to farmers and others needing the service of'laborers or mechanics and
who may- obtain the kind of help
needed by mailing' the return information card1 without. payment
of postage. '
, For thisfservice no charge is to-
be made. or v fee accepted,' either
from employer or employee, and
the-experts designated -by, the department „ of commerce and labor
for this -work will exercise
every precaution.in selecting the
men and directing them to the
proper destination.'        -
Tottenham, July 1—The western
train carrying two" hundred passengers, was derailed about two
miles north of Tottenham at midnight Saturday.
i
, Five coaches were .thrown down
an embankment' between fifteen
and twenty feet, turning completely over'.- '        ,. ,       "
The tender and baggage car remained , on the track. There were
none killed but two elderly women
are seriously if not fatally injured.' . About ' ten others were hurt,
their injuries consisting of broken
arms, legs, and in all about twenty-five were injured/* The rolling
stock and road appeared to be in
good order and the'train was running about usual speed.
The auxiliary from Toronto,
with hospital cars,* in which were
nurses and1 medical men, came for
the wounded. . The passengers
were taken to Toronto early this
morning, ' where they were gliven
every possible.comfort, and at one
o'clock this afternoon were conveyed back tp the scene * of, the
wreck, and .p&ssengers and baggage transferred to * a special,
which took them on their journey.
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R. R. Gamey, ><M. P; P.', was
among the number of fortunate
passengers.' Fortunately no fires
broke out in .the car's. . Although
the track will be passable, th'e
cars being thrown- free of the roadbed, it'will be days before the
coaches will be extricated from the
ditch. *   -•
Among.the injured were Mrs.
Frank Miller, 'Fort William; Jas.
E. Price, Regina face cut, not serious; Mrs.' H. Morris, Brandon,
back and arm injured; Mrs.', T.
Riddell, Chapleau, .ankle injured ;
Conductor Gillis, of North Bay,
head cut and injured internally.
TEXTILE INDUSTRIES
HARRY THAW STILL
HOPES FOR RELEASE
W, R. Trotter, of Winnipeg, representing the Trades and Labor
Congress of Canada, has arrived
in the city, and will at once take
up organisation work on behalf of
the congresfl, Hays tho Halifax Her*
aid.
During tho pant winter months
Mr.   Trot tor   has been in the old
country, of which he is a native,
having boon born in Northumberland, and has conducted a sorlos
of meetings in England, Scotland,
' and Ireland, lecturing on the im*
mij-ffation question in connection
wit'h its offoct on Canada. Tho in*
formation gathered as to the syo*
, terns adoptod by tho various emigration agencies across the water
will be of immense assistance   to
the organised workers of the Dominion and thoir fururo combined
efforts to supprons tho many mis*
representations   that have     been
mndi", r^r-nrrtinr* pruSMit (•mwl'ltlnnq
in this    country.   It Is the intention of the congress executive    to I
The    Canadian   Textile Journal,
Toronto, is making a special   plea
for    the    Canadian    textile industries.    The     present crisis in the
wollen    branches ■> of   the    textile
trades makes this.a national and
not   a   political    issue,    says tho
journal.     Canada  continues      the
appeal,   cannot  permit  its  industries to be thrown oxit of balance
by the destruction of the woollen
and the allied branches of the textile trades.   The reason that specified .duties are necessary to rescue these industries is to bo made
clear * in ' future bulletins.   It will
bo sufficient,now for tho Canadian
consumer   to realise that     whilo
the   present   tariff has not given
him any roduction in the cost    of
his clothing, as he expected, it has
given the poor man a much infer,
ior article for actual wear than in
the days   when Canadian    goods
were the common clothing of  tho
people.   Give the Canadian manu.
faoturer the chance again to produce   our   staple   goods   and the
poor as well as the rich man now
will get a better article as cheap,
or cheaper, than now, and a groat
industry will bo dovolopod     that
will mean millions of fresh capital
invested   in Canada and the employment of hundreds of thousands
who will bo othorwiso idlo in   our
aities and towns,—Nelson News,
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HACKENSCHMIDT
DEAD,
IS    NOT
London, June 30,—"Thoro's no*
thing to it,   I am not dead."
This is the way that George
Haokenschmldt, the Russian Lion,
treated tho report that he had
succumbed after an operation, A
correspondent found the famous
wrostler at the Kaiser hotel at
Aix la Chappollo last-night and
found him rather under the wea*
ther, necessarily, but vary    much
TTnckrn.irhmidt declared that thn
operation ho had undergone     was
continue carrying on tho campaign j not ft Bel.,0U8 ont and that he Wft„
of enlightenment among the work- j romuUng lnto bwlth ..ftp,dl
""* -* "—*■ ■»-"•-• '--'- thoy _
ers of Great Britain so
will    h«iw   thn    «fti,.-.l   J*.
that
,4»f«        *|,ftf4444f4
making up their minds to adopt a
new country. !
During his travels Mr. Trotter
frequently discovered that' tho
manufacturers and their friends
wi*ri» jutlll bxtny drawfnp; glowing
pictures of prosperity that await*
ed the incoming emigrant Into
Canada in spite of the fact of destitution and actaual want prevail*
ing amongst certain classes in the
chief industrial centres of the Do*
A western papoi* mourns tho loss
ot its editor who died recently and)
whoso estate was appraised at
9100,000. The paper states that the
editor started in lifo with 80 cents
and that the balance of his fortune was won by thrift and Indus*
try nnd th** k'*nr.n■*.•*■■•• of rh xxneie
who died bequeathing him $00,-
008.50.
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Poughkeepsie,    June .30—Harry
Thaw was delighted this morning
with    the turn affairs have I taken.
He made the following statement:
" "I   cannot    bear the/thought of
.returning   to   Matteawan    on   account of being obliged to associate
there with insane people,     I have
thouglht all along, especiallv since
Justice Morschauser handed down
his decision that if I could get my
case to a jury I would be able to
convince   12    mon  of my " present
sanity, and secure thereby my liberty.   Having been in the Poughkeepsie jail about three weeks     I
have frequently hoard of Mr. Chas.'
Morschauser as a successful     trial
lawyer and asked     him     to   call
on me.   He told me that ho could
not   take    any action' u*ntil     the
judge, lils brother, had finally disposed of my case,   Now he is    in
charge of my interests and will if
possible procure for me a trial  by'
jury.   I    am   anxious to take the
stand and be examined as to my
mental   condition, feeling content
that a jury will agree that I am
not insane."
PRINCIPIE Of PROTECTION
"The true principle of protection
is bost maintained," says the Republican platform, (,by the impo.
sltion of such duties as will oqual
tho difference between the cost of
production at home and abroad,
togothor with a roasonable profit
to Amorican industries." Since lt
is now well established as a fact
that' tho cost of production in
American industries is less than
abroad in the same Industrie's,
there can be no real difference in
cost of production to protect by
tariff. All that is left therefore,
of the "true principle of protection" the requirement that there
be added to tho difference in labor
cost "a reasonable profit to American industries," Now to whom
is 1.4I-.1 ^4 0HI lo _*>7 Who in thin
fellow culled "Aisierlcun Jj.duilrJe.i-'
into whoso pockets our generous
friends of tho Republican party
want to logifllate "a reasonable
profit?"
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The following! letter appeared in '
the 'Clarion^ London, England.
Dear . Sir—Commissioner .- Nicol
states that the men are "physically deficient," and "that it takes
three or four.of them to' do * the
work of -one well conditioned,
workman." "Besides being " quite
incorrect this has nothing to do
with thie' case, seeing that "the
prices, marked on the Army's tabs
are for piecework. /The Army gets
the finished article from the man.
The time he takes to do the work
does not enter into the question of
payment. • •
I give one example out of dozens
in my possession, showing what
the Army pays its piece hands for
specific work, compared with what
an ordinary competitive builder
would^. have to pay 'his workmen
for the same work under similar
conditions: .
Making 12 front doors, three
each of different elaborate patterns,' 7 feet high by 3 feet wide,
,2 inches thick; raised panels, the
moulding ' stuck. on solid'on both
sides. The lot, Army's price for
labor, . £1 4s 6d ; builder's. price
for labor, £6.
' Nothing Commissioner Nicol or
any - other Army official has said,
can possibly • justify this amazing
scale of payment, ' \
Commissioner Nicoi's statement
as to the physical deficiency of
the men is flatly contradicted by,
the Army itself. The "Salvation
Army Year Book" for 1908 states
on.page 43 that the majority of
the Hanbury street, men are "Accomplished hands," and are able
to do any kind of work usually
carried on in the trade. From the
price for lrib'or ■ I have quoted
above, " it,-is evident the Army
must get 'very good .valvje, not
only out of the majority, but out
of every one of the men.- employed.
Commissioner - Nicol says: "We
are perfectly satisfied the charges
are Unfounded.'.' Does General
Booth', ,in face1 of the definite1 evidence produced at Caxtoh Hall,
expect my society and'the public
"tonaccep~t""the—denials ~of~the~a,ccus-~
ed iri "this matter without some
impartial and independent tribunal to fiudge betweenvthem and; us?
If, as is constantly asserted, the
Army does.not^undersell, then the
wretched prices which it pays,its
workmen become all the more
unjustifiable. In • addition' -the
loss of £1,304 on the year's working of the Hanbury street joinery
works is utterly incomprehensible.
Tho Army usually has a number
of men working outside for builders and' private firms. It pays
these men, on an average of 12s.
per week (less than 2-}d, per'hour)
from which 9s. is deducted for
food and lodging, What doos the
Army charge for these, men's work?
If it does not undersoil it must
charge,; Is. per hour, or la, 3d.
when overtime is worked, making
a profit of 9$d.-por hour in, the
flrst case, and Is. per hour in the
second. If the Army makes this
profit, what must we say of its
philanthropy? If it does not maka
this profit it undersells, Commissioner Nicol's denial' that the
Army underbids the ordinary
chargtes for labor, would therefore,
be extremely serious even if it
were woll founded,
General    Booth can have no possible reason for declining sucfh an
inquiry, or for permitting his subordinates to continue to resist it.
He is responsible for the Hanbury
, street workshop, and also for the
' extraordinary "replies"  of his of-
1 ficials regarding it.   I trust, there-
! fore,  that '-he will yet see the ne-'
cessity   of   taking "this  important
question more seriously than     he
has hitherto done.»  „ .    .      -
S. Stennett, 93-4 Chancery Lane.
OVER THIRTY-FIVE YEARS.
In 1872 there was a great deal
of diarrhoea,-dysentery-and cholera infantum. It was at this time
that Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy was first
brought into use. It proved more
successful than any other remedy
or- treatment, and has for thirty-
five years maintained that record.
From a- small beginning its sale
and use has, extended to every
part of the United . States and
many foreign countries. Nine
druggists o\it of ten will recommend it when their opinion is ask-
hough they have other medi-
cines that pay them a greater pro-'
fit. It can always be depend&d
upon, even in the, most severe and
danjTerous cases. For sale by, all
druggists.
EYESIGHT RESTORED
New York, June 30—Jas. Cantil.
lion of Marinette, who was total
ly, blind, regained his sight at
Bellevue hospital.yesterday during
a fit, of. hysterics which followed
the surgeon's announcement to
him that his case was considered
hopeless and that he would probably remain blind the remainder
of his life.
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Cantillion, who is a'professional
baseball player, a member of the,
Des Moines, Iowa, team, and . a
brother of Joseph Cantillion, the
manager of the Washington American leay-ue team, had to .have jhiis,
left eye removed as the result of
an accident in Chicago several
months ago. -,The .sight of "the
other eye failed from, sympathetic
affection. He came to the Cornell
university medical college here for
treatment and was residing in
Bellevue' for operation. Yesterday
the physicians' decided that an operation would be useless and so in-.
.formed Cantillion, who thereupon
became hysterical. ^Suddenly -he
cried out that he could see     and
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C.   E.  LYONS
Auditor. Accountant, General Ajrent
Lite* Accident nnd Employer's .Linbilit-y Insurance
Books opened,   closed, , audited, and accounts
most up-to-date manner,
Office,   Burns'   Block.
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"tests showed"Thal the sight of the
right eye had been-almost completely restored. -,  -, "'
. The surgeons" now, say. that, the
loss of sight,was undoubtedly due
to an affection' of the nervous system and that .the hysterical attack
he underwent was responsible for
the restoration.
Fernie's Most Home-Like House
King Edward Hotel
~:~~ J. L. Gates,  Proprietor        ~
Centrally   Located Fcmic,
Minard's Liniment Co., Ltd.,
Dear Sirs—This fall I got thrown
on a fence and hurt my chest very
bad, so I could not work and it
hurt me, to breathe. I. tried all
kinds of liniments and they did
me no good.
, One bottle of Minard's Liniment,
warmed on flannels arid applied on
my breast, cured me completely.
C. H. COSSABOOM.
Rossway, Digby Co., N. S.        •
VIOLATE EIGHT HOUR LAW
Milwaukeo, June 31--For violat.
ing the tMght hour law, the Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad com*
pany must pay to the otatc a flnc
of one thousand dollars and $B0
additional cost, according to the
judgment entered by the judge in
the Tarrant case today on motion
of attorney general Gilbert.
Had Commissioner Nicol attend*
od thle mooting he would have
known that the charge of underselling in connection with tha specific articles was also proved in
detail ,by the Army's card of sell-
ing prices, That card quoted &|d
por foot for 1} inch sashes and
frames, A certain lot of sashes
and frames on one of the tabs
moasures 187 feet, I havo obtained two other ostimatos for this
same job from competitive firms
who,mako a specialty of supplying
•oinory to the trado, Tho soiling
prico of the three firms for the
same articles compares as follows;
Salvation Army* .£3   11   11
Firm "A",    4     5     0
Firm "D"     4   18     1
The Army price is 15 per cent,
below A and 80 por cent bolow B.
1 Commissioner Nicol states that
similar ciiarges havo been mado
before, and haw in->-i. ''fully answered after careful inquiry." In
this matter we shall not be satisfied with any inquiries conducted
by tho orgauiEiation and the officials responsible for this systom
and interested in its maintenance.
I am not surprised that Mr, Dram-
well Booth has announced that
"It is not intended to maka any
replyi,to statements.'• The resolution unanimously passed at the
Caxton Hall meeting shows that
we do not want any more ovasive
official replies, but an Independent
public inquiry. In this demand
we confidently hope for the sup*
port of the   public and the press.
WHAT IS AN EDITOR ?
A schooVooy's composition on
"The Editor," was as follows :
"The editor is tho happiest begg-ar
in the world. Ho can go to the
circus in the afternoon and even*
ing without paying a fartMng,
also inquests and hangings, He
haB free tickets to theatres, gets
wedding cake (?) sent to him, and
sometimes gets licked, but not
often, as ho can take it back in
the next issue, which he generally
doos. Whilo othor people have to
gc to bed early, tho editor can
sit up ovbry night and see' what is
going, on."—Cardinal Scntinal,
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Saw  your   tordwood
By Power and
save money
Cost,of operating?
very trifling
Circular Saw Prames     Stationary and Portable
DruB Saw Machines Sawing Outfits
WRTTE   US   FOR  CATALOG
Canadian Fairbanks Co., Ltd.,
Vancouver,   B. C.
Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary. £
<£N*'-m*-*M*+**H'*>**m+--m4^^
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"It is a dull, gloomy day,   ond
I fool like knocking, so hero goes,"
writos    "Gallant   Man"   to   Tho
Globe,   "I often road criticisms of
young   men of Achoson who rldo
around     town alono, and (.rldon.
tako    tho girls, and being a man
who does it, I wish to givo my de*
fonho,   My hours out of the ofneo
aro limited, and I began my drlv-
ing     career   by   taking some girl
overy night.   If I asked hor to go
and said £ would be at hor house
at 6.45, I found when I got there
1 had to sit out in front till 7.30,
and' sometimes longer.   The n* lgh*
bors on thoir porohos watched mo,
and I could soo ,them laughing;. If
I waited a long time I felt    that
thi»y     YPirnrdM'   me    ns n patir-nt.
chump, and it' I drovo olT without
the girl as an ill naturcd bear. In
tho meantime, the daytime, so pre*
clous to a man shut up in an office all day, was fleeing.   This ox-
plains    why I now go alone,     or
take a man with me.   A man does
not    keep   me   waiting   while he
powders   his   nose,    or   puts new
laces in his shoes,"
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FISHING
TACKLE
Everything in the trade now in stock.
Examine before purchasing, Also
Lacrosse, Baseball and other Sport-
s» **
ing  Goods.
PALACE   DRUG   STORE
Phone No*  12
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JUST A LITTLE GOOD ADVICE
Say J Why not have your plumbing
done now before the big rush. Wc
have the largest staff of. experienced
plumbers, steam fitters and tinsmiths
in the city.    Prompt and efficient.
 tEWIR 00NNK0TI0NS A 1PE0ULTY	
Subscribe for tho District Ledger.
h* Ti Hamilton* Proprietor
Telephone 1 nm king ..dwrd Hotel , , o
DISTRICT    LEDGEE, . FERNIE,  B. C. J'JLY 4, 1908.
News of the City
Family dwelling house for sale,
8 rooms. Good,well of water, nice
garden. ... Will be sold cheap on
easy terms.. Apply Manager, Dis-
trict. Ledger. .   -
For Sale—3 good milch cows ;
also one fine 3 year,old bull, Hol-
stein; one shorthorn, cross.. Apply
S. Harrison. Wardn8r,B.' C-. , It
Wanted—A good live subscription "canvasser. Very liberal commission paid. Anyone who is
•willing can make a good salary.
Apply manager District Ledger.
f\.. •-<-.■.    .,8?^
Good Steel Fishing "Rod for sale.'
Apply Ledger Office.   --.-■*    ..--'■--■•-. tf
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Eochon's candies are all good/
:Wail Paper from 5ci a roll up;
at Trites Wood.  •'
Who said ghosts. Bead our serial when it starts.  - '   "' -
Mrs. Fred Johnson left bn,Wednesday for Vancouver.
-Fat Miller gave another enjoyable dance on Monday night.    * '
See Trites Wood for stoves,  the
cheapest and best in the land.
.A large number of Fernie people j
visited Elko on Dominion Day.
Bert Whimster left, for the Dominion fair on Thursday evening.
Bert expects to "be away aboift ten
days. ."-
The CV-xanagan Flour,,Mills Co.;
Armstrong, have been succeeded
by the Okanagan Flour" & Feed
Co., Ltd.,     .,
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Big values.,, in. baby .carriages,
go-carts,* "steel' "folding go-carts,
doll carriages, "etc., at "Trites-
Wood Co.    -": '"' ' *   -   ■-
Messrs. E. S. Garrett and W." S.
Stanley'visited Cranbrook as delegates , to the y Typographical ~ Union
last Sunday.   ' ,        "<"   '      ..'..
j Members of the Spokane' Chamber of Commerce went through;bn.
■the-flyer-last night to visit the
fair-at Calgary. »    .''..,'•: ^
,-The Italian Band to the number
of. twelver pieces went to Moyie for
the first of July celebration, and
report a good time
j    Don't forget the'"reception of the
, Chamber . of   Commerce   on Mon-
j day   night.     Turn. out.and boost
for your city on Monday. *       ' '
| Messrs. Todd and Wriglesworth,
> proprietors of the Fernie Brick Co!
I wish to thank all who helped «- to
fight the fire near- their premises
[last week. v ,    ,
There was    an attempted burg-
on
at
bn
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Bkmdell's Saturday
Rhubarb,   regular price 5c J per It).,  special; 7   lbs.  for/,25c,
Coffee,^reffular  priee soe.|.er lh., specially', lbs., for $1.00
. • * ■ - i, •»      ■ y - -      -'■*.-' '-"*
Pumpkin,'1 regular    price    15c. per   8   lh.   tin,   special   10c
PayCash W.  J.    BLUNDELL        Prompt Delivery
're
Now
Aiid
shrewd and careful housewives .ire preparing to do battle
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-   with these dangerous pests.    Thore hus been so *
<■ much  written  of late of the
Baby Carriages
and Go-Carts
at Cost
Saturday and
Monday
Come  Early r
J.H.RcidCo,,Ltd.
FERNIE, B. C.
Complete House Furnishers
Fly
Patronise home industry, smoke
Extra a'nd Crow's Nest, Special.
Mr. Palmer, school teacher; went
to Victoria to spend his holiday.
Eochon's ice cream, best in the
world.
A small bush fire has been burning near West Fernie the last'two
weeks,
,The school buildings' are to be
renovated and. enlarged- during the
holidays. '       .
Watch for the serial story "Tho
Ghost of Lochrain." It will start
soon now. -        ,,
Miss Jean McClymont returned
on Wednesday from n three week's
visit to Winnipeg.
Just tho'tiling'for hot days; oil
stoves, gasoline stoves and refrigerators at Trites Wood,
. Subscribo now for tho Ledger
and do not'miss tho serial story,
Subscription only !j>1.00 a year.
G, F, Johnson, . clothier and
men's furnisher, Fomie, has" boon
succeeded by Johnson & Waggett,
Mrs, Proudfoot returned last
week from hor visit .to Winnipeg)
and brought hor mother with hor.
Mr, D. W. Hart, of Baynes, waa
a visitor in our town Thursday,
Ho roports fruit lots at Baynos
selling vory fast.
Tbe greatest selection in tlie
Kootenay, 50,000 fishing flies just
arrived.   Elk Drug &, Book Store.
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lary at Mr. Liphavdt's store
. I Monday     night ;     also     one
j Messrs. Johnson &' Waggett's
I Tuesday nipht. ' *  "
'--'Follow the crowd and buy your
furniture at the Trites Wood Co.
Every day is bargain day there.
Get a quart of Rochon's ice
cream for dessert.  •
J. H". Wallace and A. J. Burn-
aide liave been selected to 'go to
Quebec as representatives of com-
pant A and'.B to the celebrations.
, Mrs. and, Mrs. Hugh McKenna,
of Collingwood, Ont., are the
guests of their.daughter, j.Irs. ,A.
T. Hamilton.
;The monthly'Ladies Aid tea of
the Methodist church will be held
on Tuesday, July 7th, from 3 to 6
o'clock, p.m., at the home of Mrs'.
M-ankwitz, West ".Fernie.
A big, snap in'furniture, dresser
arid wash stand. The dresser nas
three' drawers and is fitted with
British beveled mirror.. -- All for
912.25 at Trites Wood Co.
It is the tea grown on the hillsides of .the world famous Nuwara
Eliya district in Ceylon,' used in
"Salada." Tea'that gives it that
rich,  uniform,  delicious flavor. .
Miss Perkins left for Bed Deer,
Miss- McKenzie for ^Edmonton,
Miss I/awson for Vancouver, and
Miss Robertson'for New Westminster, to* visit friends during the
holidays.
On Tuesday last, the,30th, the
schools werei.closed for summer vacation. Rev. R. S3. Wilkinson presented the winning scholars , with
the certificates of honor, in an appropriate manner..., ,".  .
Rev. I. W.-Williamson went - to
"Sp^kan^'TuWdayTv^m^^taking"
charge of Mrs. King, who has'been
very ill,for some time. It is hoped
that the change of air and scene
will improve her health.
Por a free and easy smoke try
an Extra or Crow's Nest Special.
. L. P. Eckstein, barrister, "of this
city, visited Grand Porks,' B. C.,
last week,, where he formerly held
the position of legal adviser for
the Kettle Valloy Lines. Mrs. Eckstein and daughter accompanied
him. , ■ •
A large number of townspeople
went to take in Calgary fair, and
amongst others wero Mr. and Mrs.
Digby and daughter, Miss Sheld-
ing, Miss Shaw, Mrs, La/wton,
Mrs, Simister, Miss Reading, Miss
M. Brown.
Have a,, look at the diamond's
you are .wearing,and sob if thoy
are secure;.'. A'j's C, Liphardt can
remount them for you either by
putting on new claws or can make
up,any.style setting you wish the
same day you leave iti
A notablo feature' in the first of
July celebration in Fornio this
year was the absence, of fireworks,
'tho authorities * having forbidden
their-uso inside the city limits, as
in,times past so many'llros have
been startod from that source. We
think that other and. larger t*,wns
wo\Ud do well.to follow the example of Pernio in this respect.
A rocont issue of tho Carloton
Sontinal says, "Hon, F, ;C. Deni-
mon, American consul, has received official notification that the
local consulate is to< bo closed the
laHt day of this month, and the
following day he is ordorcd , to
leave for Fornio, B, C. Hon. Mr.
DoniRon nnd his estimable family
will be groatly missod in Woodstock,"
Rochon's   frosh   candy is  freBh,
as an agent in spreading Typhoi*! Fever ana. other diseases that
people realize the necessity of quickly destroying
.'      ' ( any that find an entrance   ■
,   ' We have the hesl destroyers in the marUet  .,
Specially" Fine Insect Powder, 100 per cent., pure
Wilson's Fly,5Pads, 16c per package
Tanglefoot,   3 „ double   sheets   10c
The Elk Drug & Book Stores
,    Limited '     '   .."
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The   Dominion   Neat  Co.
Saturday Specials
Choice   Dairy  Butter, per. lb.. '..2,5c
•■ Strictly New Laid Eggs, per dozen   . 30c
Beef,.' Mutton,,, Pork   and   Veal  at. the, lowest
/     \ possible. prices.";, .*. '  ' ,,      '."-;
Chickens killed to order
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Eochon makes his own. candies.
D. V. Mott visited at Cranbrook during the week.-
Mr. R. Smith was in town from
Cranbrook on Wednesday.
President F. H. , Sherman has
been appoint©*!- ViceA President
of the Trades and. Lajbor Congress
of Canada.
; Mr. Arthur Edward Huntley and
Miss Annie Brown woro united in
the marriage bonds "on 'Chursday
last .by the Rev. Mr. Wilkinson of
the English church^
Michel Football team playi.d an
exhibition game with the   strong
Nelson-team at' tho   latter- piece j
on Dominion Day, which ' ended in '
a draw, tho score standing     ono ,
all.
The 'Baseball- match at Elko laBt
Sunday was a decided win' for the . Jntend tJ
don't you forget it,
The Garbutt Business College
of Cnltrnry, linn moili'rn (innrwr-H In Tnl«-
irrniiliy, Slinrilmiiil iitnl Hinthii't'Hi m\-
i»Io.vh i»xin*rt tcnrhiirH* pr-npnn*« ytumr
porlpjii fnr linlnftnii(l«ni'i» nml miicuphi*
Wrlio for pHiHiK-cniH "]„" Kutcr nnv
time. V, M. 'Jnrlmtt, I'rlm'lpnl
The    Slioc    -Ssilc
still continues
$s.oo shoes db^at ,
Selling    for H^w1
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W. R. McDOUGALL ™ y^^
Fomie team, the score being 9 to
6.   A large number of the I^nio
supporters went to Elko   I o
noss the game. I
The Fernie boys report a most
onjbyablo timo at Bellevue last
week, and say that . thoy were'
used very woll. They will be sure
and, return tho good time to tho
Bollovuo boys at their return trip
horo. |
MrB, H, W. Terry received a wir»
Thursday evening to procood to
Calgary at once whore hor husband had just undergone an oporation to ono of his oyes, Wo trust
that nothing serious may result,
and hope to soo Mr. Torry back
fully recovored. j
A game of baseball will be pJny* '
ed this afternoon on tho local
grounds botwoon the "Leans and
FatH," and promlsos to surpasH
anything of its kind over attempted heretofore., All tlio j layers
aro well known in town und some
hot plays may be lookod for,
Tho Socinlifit party at Coal
Creek gave a conceit .'a«t Saturday) which is ropoilud' to havo
been attended with mtccr.-.fl in
overy way, A number from Feuiie
were up to tnlto pare 'n .ho pro.
grammo.
On Sunday night in tho BaptUt
church Pastor Williamwon will
commence a apodal nerien of sermons on the goneral topic "For
home and country." Next Sunday
night the tint of thn series will
he yiviwlit:*, on t.-i- ovcitblou <-•'
the visit of tho Orangemen and the
subject will bo "Tho religion we
need,in this country," Other «er*.
mons will denl witl. "Girls,"
"Boys," "BtminoBB Men," "Folltl-
tjinisv, inn tittivice in Vufe idap*
tint church is still held at 7.30 p.
m.
, On Sunday evening noxt ths lo*
tnl lodgo of Orangemen will hold
their annual church parade. This
year the service will bo held in
tlm naptftst church and the upecfal
sermon will be preached by Bro.
I. W. Wllllnnison. The 1.r«thr*»n
will vxeet in the lodge room at 1
o'clock and will proceed, to the
church in rc-gulcr procession. All
vlnltlng brothers are cordially Invited to join and attend the mer*
vice.
We regret ■ that*, scarlet fever has
broken out 'in the home- of Mr,
Rizzuto on Victoria ave,
The prisoners charged with complicity in connection with the
Black Hand., have been remanded
for another week.
The moving pictures at the big
black tent this week are of an exceptionally high character, and
should not be missed. The tent is
near the school"ground.
President F, H. Sherman was in
town on Friday.' Ho left in the
evening again for Calgary to attend the joint meeting..,Frank , is
is, a yery busy man those days.
Richard  Mills   and    Wm. Alder
have    obtained rights   of a   ?°al
j mine in Gras'sy Lako.
i -This mine has put coal out for
steam    plough and tho 'gentlemen
o develop this- claim, half
those
section of coal lands,   Both
w*jt" ! gentlemen are well known.
During tho month of June goods
to tho value of $30,886 wero jass-
od through -.the customs house,
hore, paying duty to the amount
of §8,00'1.9<l., iboing. an advance of
$2,016.28 on the amount paid tho
same month last yoar, $5282.00
of goods passed free.
On Monday afternoon last thero
was a baseball match botwoon'the
local team and a team of tho Kilties band. It drow a large crowd,
and was a fa*irly fast" gamo, The
local team forced themsolves too
much for the Bandsmen, winning
by a score of .12 to 0,
Pastors are,out announcing an
Orange celebration for the 13th of
July at Fornio; the 12th falling on
Sunday this year. A lurigo gathering of Orangomon from Cranbrook, Hosmer and other places
aro   expeutnd   in town, and Home
?ood speaking is anticipated after
ho usual parade and games,
The wedding of Miss Mary Tod*
hunter, daughtor of John Tod-
hunter, formerly superintendent of
tho coke plant here, to Mr. Harvey Perclval Crosby, lato student
at law, in tho Arm of Boss and
Alexander, but now , of Spokane,
took plane at Elko last Wednew*
day aftornoon. Tho ceremony was
performed by Rev. tt. S. Wilkin*
son, of Christ churoh, Fernio.
CJf    You .can always .rely upon purchasing here equal quality goods for less.money,, or
better.quality for.tHerskme money" than elsewhere.  ' If good value- made'-upi'bf-dow.!
price and :high quality is of interest to you," allow lis to cater to your wants.     W,e
guarantee that Ave can save you money. \ >r     -.\ ;      , . - .:-:**-)--j ".-•.-' ;'•;  : .-\v:v: -
To reciiice'our'stock, of       ' : -   •   :i
Campbell & Faultless Clothing
we are. making special'reductions prior
to semi, annual'stock taking." Our "range
is made up of the most exclusive patterns.'
and designs, while our guarantee of satisfaction in both fit and .wear goes with
each, garment. "'.,',
Men's Suits - $4.95 to $25.00
SUMMER UNDERWEAR
! In light weight .wools'and'merinos,'" warranted unshrinkable and to give satisfaction.     ■''.    ' *    ,    ",  -. ; ■*.•■•.,,,-,
$1.35  to  $2.25 per suit
King of the Road Union Made,Overalls
80c per pa.ir,
We are sole agents for
The Artisan Working Boot for Men
.; ■ ■ GROCERIES
Cjf. True1 economy should prompt you to let us fill.your .grocery wants, for not only
is the quality,of our table supplies a little better than the rest,.but pur prices in almost
every instance are ..lower. '        .''.',   .,••••
Fancy Alberta'Creamery Butter
-    25c per lb
Strictly Fresh Eggs'
25c per dozen/
FRUIT SEALERS
We ^have the Mason ^ Patent Sealer,
acknowledged the best in the market,
and our prices are the Jowest.,      • /
Pints* 85c per doz.
Quarts, $1.00
,Half-Gallon/ $ 1.35
FLOUR
■We liave just placed ,jn stock car of the.
famous Washburn Crosby "Gold Medal
Flour,"  considered   the   highest   grade
.Flour on the American Continent for
family use.- T?o introduce this we are
making an exceptionally low price, and
in addition guarantee complete satisfaction, or youru money refunded.
501b Sack
1001b Sack
$1.65
3.25
One   tin
GROCERY
each   Quaker  Tomatoes,
Corn, (or Beans), 35c
SPECIALS
Peas,
FOR   SATURDAY
Sheriff's Jelly  Powders,  4- packages 25c
Charles  Family Cream,   l"Oc.   per tin < |   Fancy   Limoneria   Lemons, 20c per doz.
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Studio Now
Open
For good Photos go to
the Advance Studio
, 122 Victoria Ave;   -
Near    Steam    Laundry
-   * -    11 'j j
A. W. Courtney
Fertile,   B.C.
R. ADDISON
Blairmore,"Alti*,"
Funeral Director and
Embalmer   4
Ollko Victoria Slrcut
Phone 63      Kosidonco I'lione 38
Depot  Restaurant
J. K. HOOKIW, 1'roprlKtor
Open Night ind Day
Wliun in Mniilenit »to|mt thu
Itiiput Hontuiiritnt
Maeleod
Aid.
A. Rizzuto
J. Crawford
The Fernie Livery, Dray  &
Transfer Co.
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I'C-E" FOR   SALE
Now is the time to make arrangement.1, for your summer ice.   See lis
Contracts Taken
Including* Stump Pulling, Land Clearing and Ploughing.   Let us
figure: cm your next job*       '
Rubber Tired Buggies, New, Turnouts....
RIZZUTO   &   CRAWFORD
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Ol'FICI! AT HTAIU4E
I'., A,  KUMMI'.H
L, O,  KUMMKR
Kummer Bros,
Builders and Contractors
MEW    SKY
SCHAPER IN NEW
YOBK.     ,
Now York, Juno 30—Plans for ti
new «ky Hrrnri«r to Vifl thf* hirhest
struct tiro in tho world, wero officially fllod today |by architect** ftlr
the Equltablo Life Assurance So*
ciety. Tho projected building will
be a fiixty*tw0 utoiey one, 000 feet
(rom tho curb to the tip of the
tower, above which will be step*
pod a flan; ataJT"l50 feet in hclp-la,
Tho ball on the flag staff will bo
74 V(*t hlj-hor ihtxt ihe 0B.1 teet
fitef.1 structure of thu EifTfl tower
in Paris. The building1 will occupy th* Bite of the piesrnt structure of the company *on lower
broadwny, eoverlnff an entire
block and trill tost 110,000,000.
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Lumber Dealer
Retail Doiilerin
Kou-^li nnd Dressed Lumber
MouUl'mgH, ShinglcN, Lntlt
Snsli  find   Door*
Oflloet vtotorln Avo.
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Earimntoa Furnished and
•   Satlsfnotlon  Oanmntood
^" Klhro Piaster kept In stock
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W.D. SIMMONDS
Photographer
W. D, SlinntondH has opened
a Photogrnplc Studio and In,
prepared to do Ural class worlc
Studio on Gemmel Street
Near tho Ooern Houso
Hoimei*
Lcdgcr for News
Causes of   Scarlet  Fever i.
Bubioribe (or the Olttriet Lodger,
•If There is no wonder v. hen you send
your laundry worlc to the dens of Mm tinsitnl*
tary  Chinks  10  he  limndrled cauMng 1ho
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(f Why not patronlsfe lIto Stenm Laundry
where nil goods nre nntl*soptlc and dlslnfecicd
receiving them biiclc nicu, fresh nml sweet.
<f Gel tho Chink smell off you hy calling up
i,**JS.   Our plnnt Is always open for inspection
FERNIE   STEAM   LAUNDRY
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