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Industrial' Unity   is   Strengftli
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FERNIE,  Bw-G., June. 20,   1,908
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Cf.. Do you want anything in Furniture? This
is the   store to strike ,'.we.'"' have the .stock, and
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are here with the priqes.too. Don't;:take our
word for it but come and see for yourselves.
Terms Cash or Credit.
Complete   House; Furnishers ,
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P, S.   See our Special Offer this week.   Page 8
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\Vho are Coming to ferhie~A
V Royal: time in Sight--To
btfllerc Jnjy 6th
The Board or trade held a largely attended laeeting in the city offices on," Monday evening at which
the reception of/, the Spokane
Chamber of Commerce was taken
up'    •      " '    *•  ,    ,    '  * '' '
■ The Chamber. o£ Commerce   will
be here on July the 6th, is
the intention of,the Fernie people
A Silly Canard Reported From
Lethbridge—Its Source tp be'
Relentlessly Investigated;
As official organ of District' No. '
'IS,' we were much surprised .  and
pleased to see the following in the ,
Frank Paper  of this^ week. ° -The
article   is   self-,   explanatory, and.
needs no uirther comment.     " -       •
'   In    another    column  appears  a I
news article •" from the Lethbridge
Herald which, if there were     any
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We citer direct for the
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Workingman's Trade
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That is-why our trade,has increased,so rapidly.,  The
more, business''!we   do   the lower our prices will get.
Don't, fail;,to see -,our stock before buying elsewhere."
Spring   Suits   ...
...?8   10.12   15",'
Soft  Hats! .;;.■.;.
...... ...2 ,2:50 '3-(-
Stiff Hats* .-..I.'.'.-
 2.50   3   3.50 .
Working Shoes.;
'...' ... ...2"to . 4
Dress Shoes ... ...
............ 3 to 6'
We make a specialty of'working'
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You will say. Is it Possible?
That I enn buy (rood fruit lands with n good supply wutor within 30 iniles„6t-Fernie, on,tho installment plan
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$5.00 Down.   $5.00 per Month.. No Interest or Taxes
For a live aero tract durit.*? life of contract.   This offer will
not last Ion*;. Write for circular of "Koo-tenia Irrluation" Tract".'
Da W. HAltT, Aigt. it. It. Ia. Co., Baynes. B..C,
Additional ■ Locals
Eochon's candies are all good.
, Sam D'&wsoni and wifo left Tuoa-
-day night for Ottawa. ",
Who will. be presidont of the
"United States ?    "God knows."
Patronise homo indMfftry.,.smoke
Extra and Crow's. Nest Spooial.'
Today the Coal Company will
pay out tho sum of 9130,235,00;
Are you -jupoi'stitiousf Bead the
ghost Btory when it utartB. ,
(lood Tent for Sale, size 10x16.
Apply Ledgor ofllce.        • tf
Get a qiinrt of Eochon's' ice
cream i'or dossurt.
Tho Sunday Schools of tho city
will picnic at Elko August 4th.
M. ,.A., Kastnoi* , visited''Sand
Point this week.
Wall Paper from fie, a roll up,
•at Trites Wood.
J. W. Amtray, of Victoria, was
visiting * with his bt othor this
Tho Methodist church services
•will be held on Sunday at 11 a.
m. and 7 p.m.* preacher Rev. "Mr,
Hohhlnn,     -      «
' A. H. Whltnoy, manap-er of the
Soo-Bpokene spent tiuuday with
friends In town. ,
All Accounts owed to the Central
hotel must be paid to Jas. Ssv-
erns not later than July 1st.
don't you forget it.
Good Steal Fishing Rod for salt,
Apply Ledger Office, tf
The Mrles of teas held by the
ladies guild of the Anglican church
turned out very satisfactory.
John Kennedy, of KalUpel, accompanied    by   his wife   left on
W-Mlni-B-lny'n nyer for Toronto,
Owing to a mix up in connection -with the mining ctaestiona. we
will jn-rblUh the whole lot nejtt
For Saturday and Monday we
are offering, a number of
Special'Lines in Dry Goods
that will certainly0 interest
you.   See below..
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Double width' " Handsome small check Dress-roods
regular price 35c.' per yd.
Special 20c
. Ladies' Cream;,Undervests.
Specia.1 5c
Ladies'White Undervests.    Special 7 1»2c
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Full   width   heavy   quality, /fast   colors*   Prints
Specia.1 price lOc yd.
" Large size good quality Cream striped Bath Towels
extra1 good value at 50c Special price 35c
Full size White . Honey-comb   Fringed  Quilts ,
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Special price 95c each
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Saturday   and   Monday   next
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Just the tliihg f^not days; oil
>toves,Vga8olirio, stoves and rofrig-,
erators at'Tritos Wood, '
Goo., Podlar, of tho Troe "5|ress,
visitod at Frank this week'.'Goorgo
went to get some pointers om
Kummer Bros, have got tho con
tract for fl. • Oldon's cottagos     at:
Hosmer and also tho new hotel ut
Don't forget that our subscription price is roducod to 91.00 for,
a short time.   Seizo the opportun
ity whilo It lasts.
Tho Anglican church services,
will ho hold at 7 o'clock during
tho summor months instoad ol,
7.30, as in tho past. '
Do not forgot tho Dominion ox*
hibition at Calgary. It starts on
Monday week, A large number of
Furnieltos aro going.
In the Cal|»nry Herald voting
contest MisH Grace Dudley heads
the Fernio lint by 63,730.votes.
Mii-M A. D. Skirting has -11,150. ,
, After a delay of over a month,
tho first shipment of brick for the
miners' hall nrrived on Friday.
Tho brickwork will now bo rushed
with, all possible speed.
K., Kaetner    and Steve Podbiel*
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days. They both report «. first
class time. Automobiling, wau th«
Our subscription list was very
mufch lncreasod this week, both,
with city and outside subscribers.
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Publicity' makes' ■ a product 'not.
•od, quality,,brings.,fame.'"Salada"
Tea is both' noted''aid' famous.
Mount Fernie.lodge I.O.O.F, met
last Sunday afternoon and held
their- usual decoration day services. Thoy :, marched, proceeded
by the band1 of thoS. A., to' St'.
Margarets cemetery and laid numerous wreaths on the graves of
departed brethren.
' A, meeting was held on Sunday
for the purpose , of making arrangements about a monster celebration on' Dominion day here.
The arrangements will be published later but.iii tho meantimo do'
not mako any arrangements to go
elsewhere for that 'day, as. Fernio
will celebrate in the way that sho
alone can. The Cranbrook baseball tooni will be brought down to
play our boys, and othor sports
too numerous to mention aro oh
the tapes.     - ,
The Ht.' Hbv. Bishop Dootenwill,
Catholic bishop of New Wostmin-
stor,' visited,our town last Svinday
and was present at all tho sorvicos
in tho Catholio church last Sunday. A mooting, was held on Tues*
day aftorrioon last at which it
was decided to build a large new
church, Somo ^2,000 was subscribed for tho purpose. • It is con.
siderod that sufllcient funds
will soon bo forthcoming, and that
a building costing somo 930,000
will be Greeted.
;alex. susnar
, ."  "..••..-   ■',','. ■       ''Interpreter-for District'No,
General  Organizer,   U;M.\V."of A."
"'Denver, Colo. ','•■'
Internntional -Board., Member
.District No. 18,*,,-    ,
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nts of the
preeiating the good pox
Ledger. li
Someone who is over zealous to
help the label cause Is very foolishly sticking lair-el stickers on
work that already bears,ths union
label. This Is very much out of
place. Keep your stickers for scab
work from outside placet*,
The train numbers on the C. P.
R. have been altered at follows ;
Westbound flyer, to No. 7; regular
passenger westboiind, No, SI; lo*
cal, No. 103; "Gastbound flyer, No.
fl: patiftngM-v Wo. 22 and local,
Nft. 804.
Last Sunday evening while
walking througli tho mill yard belonging to tho Elk Lumber Co.,
Mr. John Howbrook and Mr. Al*
frod Sovorns noticed a horse at*
tachod to a buggy containing two
ladles coming towards them at a
terrible rate and hearing the
Roreams of Miss Etlinl Kinc and
Miss Many Johnson who were in
the buggy. Mc, Uowhtxiok auJ
Mr. Sovorns at once camo to the
conclusion that it was a runaway
and decided to stop the same at
any risk. Before the horse had
George King, the driver, and Miss
reached tnem, it load thrown Mr.
Johnson who was in the aet of
jumping from the buggy was
pitched out, and sustained a
slightly sprained ankle and a «ev*
ere shaking. Miss Ethel King re*
mained in the buggy until the
horse wm broiipht to a standstill
by Mr, Severn and Mr. Howbrook,
the former gettinjf hold of the
horses head, while the latter grabbed the reins, If it had not been
for the two gentlemen Miss King
miffht have met with a fearful accident as the "horse was stopped
only 60 fe#t from the lone <*am
bridge and the old planing mill.
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to show them what thoy can ,do in
tho way of entertaining them.
The Board of >trade decided., ,to
act in conjunction with tlie city
council, and .citizens,';and the following executive committee was
appointed: Mayor Tuttle, ,W. R.
Boss, M.P.It, A. B.' Trites Charles
Simistor, R. W. Wood, An entertainment and reception committee
of 130 members was selected whilo
committees were appointed to look
after tho decorations of tho city,
tho press work nnd the banquet.
The following, program was, approved: Arrival of guosts at 3,85
to be met at station by oity band
and reception committee; fruedorn
of city presented at. 4,30 at coal
company's ofllce; i trip to Coal
Croek mines at 5 p.m.; Are equipment display at 0.30; banquet at
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Owing to the good weathor. the
bowling club have boon ablo to
play quito a numbor. af the loague
games and tho l.iowling green has
boen well patronisod, Tho following is a list of games played up to
tho proscnt:
" Liphardt 10, Blundell 0.
Jas, Johnson 13, Liphardt 0,
Lawo SI, BlunctitU 0.
Lawe 11, G, T, Johnson, 7.
Watson 15, Liphardt 13,
Gates 14, Blundell ti.
Blnckstone 1*4, II, J. Johnson 8,
Bluckstono 81, McDonald 11.
H. J. Johnson 14, S, Horchmer
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truth in it, wotild give occasion
for fears of a serious disturbance
of industrial affairs in the Crow's
Nest Pass in the not distant'""future, and would rn..'■.■..•..«■ a deplorable' state of affairs in labor union circles in this; dl.-itrirt,
The article more than intimates
that some at least ot the dirtrict
oflicers of ,'the United Mine Workers' of America have" been"taking
bribes from certain companies for
"kooping things 'quiet" in'tho
Crow's Nest Pass, that is, to keep
the men from qunrroling, with
their employers and striking.
Tho yarn looks to tho Frank Paper lilte ix silly canard probably
emanating.from tho mind of somo
hair brained imbicile. Wo do not
mean to reflect in any way on tho
Herald for that worthy paper
without a doubt published . the
story in good faith presuming its
source .of information to, bo reliable, but wo do boliovo the Herald
was duped by some designing   in
opera*cors'have an agreement with
the ' union running*a year'and;a
half yet. What need then, of'buying off the heads of the union tb
keep the, men quiet. And even if
you wish to hold that the agreement is worthless, which, it, is not,
thoro is the Lemieux act which has
proven, a most serviceable instrument, "standing between the companies and..any serious trouble.
No, you can write ,it down that
this.story is .a canard, pure and
simple, and if the truth as to its
origin ever becomos known it- will
be found that the envelope which
convoyed that- information to The
Lethbridge Herald was post marked Michel. If that is ever proven
the men of the union won't have
to bo told who sent it.
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Mrs, O'Brion and family will,
leave horo on tho 24th, for Boston,
' Mass,, where they will take, up
their residence. Tho good wishes
of tho citizens of Coal -Crook will
go with them.  •
Mr, Robert Strachan, mino sup*
orintondent, loavon on Monday on
a week's holiday to tho coaBt
Mr, S toons on of tho -U'esbyUu'-
ian     church, preached a powerful
OliU   Oi   W...C        .Ci'.Uiiili,   ui"   Iho   •0-
stricted diutrict crime up town the
other day and addressed some remarks of a very seasoned character to a friend across the way for
which she was brought before the
rriagitaihte nm'. m.txi t^'ib ami
A couple of drunks were sent to
the cells for ten days each for im*
bibing too freely oi the Are water.
One tempter wit ft sentence,      t,
fiat* a month in Jail for supplying
iquor to Indians,
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The Baptist Sunday *ehool will
open next Sunday at 8.30.
Rev. S, W. Fisher, father of A.
X. Fisher, will preach in the Pres*
fcyterlan church on Sunday, at 11
and 1, not 7.30, as heretofore.
In, No. 2 Mine Friday, Night-
6eo. Nealh Among Victims
A terrific bump occurred in the
north slant No; 6, wost entry,
deeps, No. 2 mino at about seven
o'clock last night, by which three
mon are dead, and it is thought
three , others are entombed.. TJue
nainos of tho three, killed) aroi .'"
GUS. RUDOLPH, a.Gorman.
STEVE SIEZORD, a Slavonian.
Five, bumps occurred at eight
o'clock, and iu ono of thuso ono of
tho horfios was killod.
A party of sixteen ofl.cials and
men aro working as hard as pos*
wiblo to arrive at tho mon, and
at tho hour of writing, eleven
o'clock, we could not got any
j further particulars,
i o	
dividual who may hope to Tweak ■ Hern,on on gu-nday ]ftSt fr-om tho
up the union by■ Hooking to create , toxt ,,ArlM oh Lort, disappoint
discord within it. j hi)U( CftSfc h/m down<-! Wo Vndor*
If tho tale means anything     it I stuud that Mr. Steenson has     ac.
means that Frank Sherman     and i eeptod   a     call    from  an eastern j
"Johnny  Angus"   McDonald have j church, and his ministry will end I
sold    out    to tho ooal companies i hero in two months     timo.     Mr,'
and aro ootraying thu union.   The j aStcojison is a really able pruachur J __
Ntory does not mention tnem but ■ «»*d his proB'onro will bo missed by i n <. , ,.""
it could not refer to anyono else. ; those faithful adherents (all too ! «,,"„„;*?..,, *, , ,4 . a,
Wosw-h.. Sheuunn and McDonald . i*-w in number) who lutvo nanistud . IV^t.^ Trt.».a V™Vi t\ h°
both havo thoir fauHs like, all hu* ; »>>'" •» 1>I» efforts to ulovato tho :,,, ,°uMiy f,',,u l\mrc}u m* Add»«"
msni; Ihcy wouldn't l*.- murh ' moml ton., of this community. ! *nB n ))1ue.ft ,or tw"Peranee among
good in their jobs ii thoy hadn't, i Mr. Btoenson will ddivor a series I ^.   °'a,   K.,1'''11 ol \\iiH f'oUn\\y
Rev. G. W. W.
but the Frank' Papur does not be-;«»/ Kennons  on  "God."
liove that the-., crime of taking     a
brlbu    to   Hell out the union that
has intruisti-d them with its'lead-
orstiip, i« one of them.
Tho Frank Paper haH on numer*
ocrunyjni* ' n,,vlnK %nv discourse the     wortliy
six  separate   Sunday**,  bop-inning I K^Ueinan    «tatMl     "that  if the
Junf 2lst.   Everybody wol,*omi.     ! Al,Fl"f*x0? "},co 0V(Lr j,,ay'd "f-
•^ ■ ond Addle to  tho     Oriental,     it
\t .*;»   w^> .4^,. *..«-'.   "...-('.,    ,4....   a.m^...
Rhprmnn nnd bis nRRnfint** ofTlclalR I
on tho district board of the mine j
workers union on public questions]
and for doing no has b««n held by
many union men to bo opposed to
the   union.   We     have   never at* j
!".":nf'"l   tf   rll'nVittn   t*hi»'r   nt'-irtB i
roalising that the fair minded ohoS
knew it was   not true, and those
otherwise minded would not    foe
convinced by any sort of argument
but we want to go on record   as
expressing a firm belief in the  integrity of their district officials as
represented by Frank Sherman and
J,   A,   McDonald,    and in laying
tUia wc arc not making any grand
stand   play for popularity among
them either.
Quili' a number of studwntH left
hero on Sunday morning to attend
tho mining examination l.rld' in
F.»rnit. on Tiii'i'lrt'* nr"" lVc'ln.'*-.-,***"
of this week..
The local football team have re*
ceived an invitation no viKit Nelson on July lst, and piny the
Ne.son club. A speilnl effort will
be made to maintain the reputation nf the club as the champion*
of the Xootenays,
Dr. Hunter who has been ill in
hospital for two weeks, has gone
to the coast to recuperate. His
speedy recovery is ardently wished
Rev. Mr. Bolton occupied the
, it in the Methodist church at
ernie on Sunday last. The Rev,
Mr. McK«w oiIkiati.a£ at Coal
Creek in his absence.
!    In last week's issue it was »tat-
The rase Is not one that needs i ed that the Socialist party would
argument, but for argument's sake i hold a concert on Tuesday, June
let u« point to two facts     which ; 87th.   This should read Saturday,
{show the idiocy of the charge. The i June 87th.
would rte because of their bolng
addicted to strong drink. In this
country, the    Asiatic in supplant*
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bo*■*■••* wish**! tr, hire them, biit,
they were compelled to do so, but
to protect themselves from the
drunkenness of the white man.*'
The working men of thils country
might swnllow that  argument   If
t\l«   V^r.n*Pftfl    1(**|-4tl1*1     T\m,W    iV,-,    P*"? an**,* **,^ .*•
white men's wages, and the Orientals would demand the same. Then
again drunkenness is not so prevalent among the white men of this
country as are greater vices
amongst the Asiatics, such as
opium smoking, and th* moral
vlcei it leads to, thereby oftentimes unfitting them to perform a
day's work. Try again Sir. Tor*
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Wm. It, Taft was nominated for
the presidency * of the United
States by a large majority. 8
DISTRICT, LEDGER,    FERNIE,     B. C, JUNE 20, 1908.
Will NO! BE
for Ea-st Kooieuay-Davidsoa.the
Sodaltst Nominee, Will
Not SfcanU
Mr. ,J. Shooter, secretary of the
Fernie Socialist party No.' 17, received the following letter from
Mr. Davidson, which will explain
itself. Mr. Davidson's refusal
will be felt 'by all the
Socialists and labor" -unions
throughout this riding as a great
loss to them, as they had a sure
winner in Mr.  Davidson.
Douglas, Alaska,'May 29, 1908.
J. Shooter, Esq., Fernie, B. C.
Dear Comrade—I am in receipt
of your letter of the 9th inst, after
some delay, caused by my absence
from Sandon, and the slow mail
service that the people of this
part of the world seem willing to
put up' with, in which you inform
me that a convention composed1 of
delegates representing local labor
organisations and locals of the
Socialist party within the provincial electoral district of Fernie,
had been held on the 9th inst;', for
the purpose of selecting a candidate to contest the riding in the
interest of the working class, in
.the event of a bye election being
pulled, off in the near future, as
expected; and that the convention
had decided that I should be the
candidate provided that I was in
a position to accept the' nomination.
In reply will say that while I
fully appreciate the honor": and
confidence that this implies, and
fully realise the responsibility that
devolves on me, or any one else,
when called upon by his fellows
to perform-a' duty of such, great
importance to the working class. '
And ' I feel that it is but my
duty as one member of the working class, to do all in .my power
at all times, to advance the cause
of Socialism." Yet I do not feel
that I am at liberty to accept this
honor at 'the present time, for the,
one, and only reason, that I have,
as you are awarej already to accepted ' the nomination to contest
the Kootenay riding ,in th-e interests of the workers, in the coming
Dominion elections, and it does
not seem to me to be- at all fair
Mr. Tait announced that the matter of joint'trackage in
of Foet William with the C.P.B.
was discussed with-Mr. Whyte, second vice president, while- passing
through ., Winnipeg and an agree-'
ment is probable. He also' discus-"
sed" the .q-uestioa of a joint station
at Portage la Prairie with vice
president Farringjton of the Great
Northern Railway ii* St. Paul.
The steamer Leebro left tonight
for Esteva-oa- point, carrying- mi*
■ihinery and lenses for a new nrst-
order light to be established there
next month; Captain BuckholtzJ
& well known sealer, went to take
charge as ligfctkeeper.     " *
The United States cruiser Colorado is reported ashore on Dungen-
ess rock, 17 miles due south of
another nomination for, the provincial house; and therefore I must
decline with thanks. And permit
me to say that I am confident
that there are a number of- the
comrades ' in the - Fernie district
that are .quite able and capable to
represent the district in the local
legislature to a far greater advantage to the working class than
does tho present member, and who
could do equally as much, and as
much as I, or anyone else could do
if elected, and I would advise the
working men of the Fernie -district
to select a man from their midst,
and support him to a man; vote
for Socialism, the only solution
to the problem that is confronting
the workers of all the world,
I am sorry that it was impossible for me to be with you in
convention on the 24th inst., and
hope that much good was accomplished for. the movement. I will
not be able to spend much time in
the district until after tho month
of July unless the Dominion election should be fixed to take place
earlier than usual.
With best wishes to all tho boys,
yourself not forgotten, I am yours
for Socialism,
lap Student at Vancouver in a
Dilemma-first Case Under
New Regulations
Victoria, Juno 18—For the first
time since tho regulation made
about tho beginning of thu year
that no Japanese would be pvrmlt-
tod to land, whose passportR wero
taken out more than nix months
prior to the date of thoir t, ;>val
in Canada, a Japanese youth, who
states that he is a student, waa
refused a landing on arrival of the
steamer Kumoric tonight from
Manilla and way ports.
The Kumeric brought news that
Hovoral cities having fallen into
move northward. General Wang
ised by Sun Yet Sun was growing,
soveral citioa having fallen into
tho hands of the rebels,  t'elegrams
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pern speak of the prepress northward of the rebels, who are meeting greater opposition as they
move borthw&rd. General Wang
who headed the imperial troops
has been defeated and killed. Yun*
«"tn e\ty •«■« V.fMrir* Yiee\frrf,r\    wlicti
the steamer sailed. A Japanese
merchant from the affected district
who arrived, at Nagasaki was in*
terviewed by the local papers, and
stated that the rebels had been
working with great secrecy and
had secured a large amount of war
munitions. Foreigners are being
treated with respect by the Insur'
gents, proclamation*) being inmx*A
stating they, are warring against
the dynasty, not foreigners.
D'Arey Tait, assistant solicitor
of th* O.T.P., arrived in th* city
to-day, brtoring tb* plans for th*
Prince Rupert township to submit
to   tbe    provi«**ial    fottramimt.
The Editor does not. hold himself rei>p»n-
.-.Uile for opinions expressed by oorre»pou.
dents in these column...
To the editor of Fernie Ledger,
Sir,—-I read in an old country
paper under the above heading
about a protest meeting to be held
in Caxton Hall, Westminster, to
protest against the sweating sys-'1
tern of the Salvation Army. Mr.
Henderson, M.P., chairman of the
Labor paty wrote that, "where it
can be clearly demonstrated that
either religious or philanthropic
organisations carry on their operations in such a .way as to be a
menace to the economic position
of the workers it should be pro-
tasted against, and if possible pref
vented Mr. J. Ramsey Maodonald,
M.P. in a letter'also added it
must not be allowed to undercut
employers work ng under, ordinary
conditions. Resolutions denouncing the - system at the Army's
Hanbury "street joinery works and
demanding a public enquiry, were
adopted. 200 men wanted for
work on farms and railroad, construction in Canada—good wages
—work guaranteed—conducted parties now being' arraigned by the
Salvation Army. Apply at once
to Colonel D. C. Lamb, 122 Queen
Victoria street, London, E.C.
We hear much of the good ' the
Army does but do we sit down*
and seriously consider the great
harm' they are doing. If the
Army-, wanted, to help people in
distress why not have tried to get
employment for many who,walked
the streets last winter. I can only
sum it up one way.and that is,
love for the dollars, not,love for
the men. It, strikes me that-if
they had'found employment for
the uSiemployed' here in Canada
they would have missed the dollars given? for shipping men over.
We are face to face with one~great~
menace" to working'men; viz:'Ihe
Salvation Army as an Employer,
aad more than that—as a cutter
down, of* prices, in other words, a
sweater. It is hard on firms in
the old country who pay men
(well, not quite, I dare say, a rr°-
per living wage,) to be undersold
by a professing christian organisation who get their work done for
next to nothing in their Homes
arid Shelters. I have asked myself a few times,this question, "Do
I bind any fetters on the working
men when I give to .such an organ*
isatioin and I am forced to day
I have before me a letter taken
from an old country newspaper,
which reads, "Sir—Instead of certain charities starting fund's for
starving Chinese and Indians thoy
might do something for the thousands of starving English in Canada, the victims of agencies and
the Salvation Army. , Anyone
coming out with the Salvation
Army might as well throw thoir
introduction card overboard as it
is useless. Plenty are sent from
Quebec to situations which do not
exist,. I have just returned from
Ontario and work is worse than
in England. I went to the Salvation Army headquarters the other
day to see if thoy knew where1
there* was work, but you cannot
got a civil answor now. If you
are in want of 20,000 men they
are here, wanting to get back all
willing to work, but cannot get
it.—One of the Salvation Army
victims, Montreal.
A big public speakor who lives
in Toronto said in a speech defiv-
ored a week or so ago in the old
country "There are more unemployed in Toronto than over I
have known during tho last 20
years. Never mind what tho agencies say or the Salvation Army
says, for thoy would not be in
thnt trade but for tho dollars,
And I think that I, may add that
many there are who believo that
to be true, However much I would
like to shield the army, I cannot
wlthold the truth, especially when
it would bo harmful to tho work-
er. I think that if tho army had
tho interest of the welfare of men's
souls at stake, they would not be
guilty of such dishonorable prnc-
tices, for if they had they would
know that to a great extent a
man's soul can be reached through
his body. Christ fed, and then
preached, but tho ordor is revorsod
to-day. Men being down trodden
nv.'t   *tr,f\    iii'M*,   fiNtti.T*'*   w'tb   tbnne
who ought to bo tho means of
luting them up, and then they expect tin*, masses to bellevo what
they know so little of "Freely ye
have received, freely give.
Third   Class Candidates.
Tuesday, June 18th, 1908. Time,
9 a.m. to ,12.30 p.m. 65 per cent,
Note. The candidate -n-ist sign
each sheet ' with' his-.usual signature. '
1. What are the duties of the
fireman as set forth in the tspecial
rules? *   - '■        „''    '■'  •'
2. What ire the requirements of
the act as to the use of explosives
and blasting?
3. In your examination ycu
find it necessary to work a working place with safety lamp-., what
other precautions are required by
the act in this case?
5 ■• 4. How would you prossed to'
make an examination o! your district? Make an '.i-jm :•* if.pcrt
mentioning some defect found during your examination.
5. What does ihe a*t stipulate
with regard to .man h-»!et,?
6. What are he p.ovis-.-ins oi
the act with regard to *he v,'th-
drawal of the workman i:. case of
- 7. What are the riqui? • a -.veil of
the act,with regard to br'c tl'cing
and fencing in the mine?
8. What are the rfquirim'snts ot
the general rules crith d-;ird to
9. What are the requirements of
the act with regard to locked safety lamps?
10. What' is stipulated in the
act as to fireman's stations?
•k ht-tm.   . aa> ,
Victoria, "fl. C, .Tun* 17—If her
services are required the R, C. Sal-
vnge Co.'s well equipped salvage
boat Balor, will be sent to the assistance of the United States erui-
t*r Colorado, reported ashore on
Dungeness spit.
Sine* the stranding no reports
hav* b**n received at th* wireless
telegraph stavtloa.
3. What" is meant by the diffusion of gases? Explain Graham's
law of diffusion. 10
4. State .what experience you
have had with any or. all of the
dangerous gases met.with in coal
mines, giving an instance at, the
method employed' in removing the
same, if in your experience, and if
not,,, state v,jwhat methods you
would employ in rerkoving a large
body of gas? | " 15
5. Explain'-the principle of the
safety lamp; Describe one representative safety lamp with which
you are familiar,' making sketches
if necessary?".'    "    "?'Vt     •        '10
6. How would you remove a
large body of .fire damp from.; a
section of the mine where the ventilating current is - insufficient,
without unduly reducing the quantity of ventilation in other.sections of the mine? t 10
7. To whsjt causes are explosions in coal, mines due? Describe
the various conditions which may
cause or contribute to an explosion, and what precautions would
you take to prevent them? '■.'      15
8. In spontaneous {combustion
in a coal mine, what gases are
produced? What are the probable
causes of spontaneous' combustion
and what general ,j precautions
would you take to prevent it?    12
9. What would be the danger
resulting from a blown out shot
upon a mine? atmosphere charged
without coal dust arid a small
percentage of fire damp? 12
10. Is it possible that an , explosion of fire damp *'n a safety
lamp would be of sufficient foice
to pass the name through the
gauze? Explain fully. 10
Black Watch
Black Pino
The ChewingTobacco
I'   of Qgauty.      ;
W.;J, WrigleswVrthy D 0. S.
Office Houbbc   .,-'8 **itb li *,: va. t to 5 \>. m
../6.soto«-c.m;    -
Office in A «x. L *ik't> Oi",*.k   ,'
overSlmn' Bafenrv.
lfEBNIE,        -■       -        -      -       »'. C
Insurance and Customs Broker
Crow's' Neet, Trading   Co.  Block.
Fernie, B. C. ..
11. Kerr & Co.
Contractors and Builders;
Pie/ex, Spec)ficatio*4* e»i E«*u-
araaiu farai*Md on. appl t'cat 100.
.' ., Pleatr  ci GOOD  DRY   tr*l-
bwton hand:; -,;■"";
- • • ?\::'.'".. --, R.' ir KWUl; . ''■■-      , ,.
Arcftitect     aai SsperintcBdcki
.     O-fiea at rtaaMnce
-     WORK.
,   Third Class Candidates.
Tuesday, June 16th, 1908. Time,
2 p.m., to 5.30 p.m. 50 per°cent.
required, and-an average percentage' of not less than 65 per cent.
on the whole.
Note. The candidate ..lust sign
each sheet with his'J usual signature. • ,
1. Name and describe tlie various -gases found in coal mines,
where : found and how defected,
and give specific gravities?      •   20
2.' How. would you proceed to
examine the various workings assuming ' that i-you are fireboss?
Make an imaginary report of your
examination? - ... 12
3. 'Describe the precautions.- necessary in general, shot firing,. a,nd
"name some, of the, conditions under which you would refuse-to fire
a shot,, or shots. . 10
4. 'Explain the advantages due
to splitting the__air current;. . ,'and'.
under what conditions would it
be;advisable ,to further split-;-the
.airLcurrents'iLj ■   "    '-1'"- ■'-'' '"--2'
5.- Describe the various: means,,
appliances • and fixtures riece^ary
to! properly conduct" the. air. ci iy
rent to various parts, of therrnine?
l„8«    '   '■ -": " :■-.'-■   >■  "
6. Describe the various instruments which you as- a fire boss
would "use to determine the condition of the mine atmosphere;' The
■quantity of the ventilation and
the general condition. of the air
courses? 10
7. Sketch a compound set of
timbers" for level where" the pressure is equal on roofs and sides,
show notch which would admit
of least amount of splitting?     10
8., Describe , some system of
working coal with which you are
acquainted? Givjo sketches if necessary? .,,  ■ 12
9. How would you remove a
body of gas from a pair of , rise
headings? " n'i0
10. Ventilate the plan given,
using the conventional si-rn
shown? 20
Second Class Candidates.
Tuesday, June 16th, 1908, Time,
9 a.m., to 1.30 p.m. 70 per cent,
Note. The candidate must sign
each sheet with his usual signature.
1. What aro the,'duties of the
overmen under the special rules?
2. What supplies are necessary
to be on hand at the mino for tho
safe and economical operation of
the same, and what does the net
require in this respect?
3. What do the general rules require as to ventilation? ,-
4. What are tho regulations os
to the use of lights and tobacco
where safety lamps are required,to
bo usodP
5. What aro the requirements of
the act as to the uso of explosivos
in mines in which inflammable gas
has been found within tho precod-
ing three months?
8. What examinations aro required by tho act by tho various
mine officials?
7. What are the requirements of
the act aR to tlio thawing of <«x*
8. Make out an imaginary report covering an examination
made under the requirements* of
Rule 30?
0. What aro the provisions of
the act under rulo 0 ,« to tho
tosting of safety lamps and fl'ato
exceptions, if any?
10,   What   ore the re^Uavnents
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v*       *..L   a*.*      ,,*..*     .-_***.*   »w   t,-*.*
bole', enr\ fr-nHr.---?
Mine managers exam
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Second Class Candidates.
T'W^sy,   7'ir.r 10   3nO*7.      T!»xn
2. p.m., to 5.30 p.m. 70 per cent,
Note. The candidate must sign
each sheet with his usual signa*
1. Name tho various gases met
with In coal minoti. Describe their
various properties and rive speei-
fie gravities and symbol*, Where
are (.Ucw gaiiea found aud how detected? CO
8. How many cubic feet of
marsh gas will be required to be
generated in a mine per minute to
render dangerous a current of 4S,.
000 cubic feet of, air per it Vite ?
Second Class Candidates.
Wednesday, June 17, 1908, Tirhe,
9 a.m. to 12.30„p.m. 70, per cent.
required. '    '
Note. The candidate' must sign
each sheet with his usual signature.   .
, 1. State fully what experience
you have had in the ventilation
of coal mines, giving, a description
of •' some system of ventilation
which may have occurred in yo inexperience? ,..'., 10
2. State the pririciples upon
which * ventilation in mines depends., What"is the cause of the
air's motion in mines and what
are the resistances to be overcome? ' . , .-" .12
.3.--- The quantity of air passing
in an airway is 140,000 cubic feet
per minute and tbe^water guage is
2 inches, . whatsis the horsepower
producing the.\ventilation? „ 12
-.4."" In an' '.airway: measuring '7
feet 6 inches ihigh, 8 feet wide at
the top, and! 9 feet.6 inches at the
bottomj' and the anemometer reads
SSO^revolutions per minute, what
is theqaantity pf air7 passing?   12
5., rubbing surface of
a square' airwaj* is 150,000 square
4,5000~l feet," the.' quantity. cf air
passing is 75,000 „cubic -feet per
minute,- what is the'velocity . of
tlie air current in feet' per minute?
15'.    ' '    i     ■'■ ■■'-.•■ '--
6. What is the object of' splitting, an air current and what,are
the , advantages to * be : derived
therefrom. What conditions
would govern you in limiting the
extent to which' you' would split
the air,current? 10
7. Describe the various means
used for conducting and regulating1 the air current in mines?   „   10
I. Does a high water guage always indicate a'large quantity of
air passing? What does a low
water guago with a large quantity, of air passing indicate? 12
By Robert Hunter.     ,
One,day I sat with half a dozen
of the best writers in this country,
One of them earns a salary as
large as that of the president of
the 'United States. Anothor eaniB
more than $50,000 a year. The
other three or four oarn no loss
than 1120,000 a year.
You can hardly pick up a magazine without seeing their,names.
What one of them writes, ton
million persons read, , Hundreds
of thousands wad eagerly every
word written by tine others,
But there is no single one of
thoso wage earners who is not
heartily sick of his job.
' Not ono of them will write lies,
but not one of them can write the
whole truth.
One evening one of these writers
said to me, "I've got to quit it.
I can stand it no longer, I spont
all day yostoiday with tho proprietor of a great magazine. I had
to fight for overy line and evory
word I wrote,"
Anothor Raid to mo "Do you
suppose if I came into tho Socialist
and labor movement I could make
a living? I want a baro living
and a chance to Bay the wholo
T-ho wholo truth—.for these men
are Socialists.
Not a single magazine or newspaper will permit them to preach
that truth.
That lu not strangej and tho
men who blame tho editors and
proprietors of the great magazines
and newspaper-* ir-j o*'ii'n *heni.
selves the very onos most to
A dollar a year from overy mem*
*"•*".• of ■.', "h'rv'." v.rvior. "'rv.!:*! *.:-.,-•>.-.-
a tremendous and powerful labor
It would mean a free press own*
ed and controlled by the workers,
to tell the truth, the wholo truth.
It would mean that the loftor
mfivement. ir,<it».nd nf «wi«ntln«-
and. starving its editors, could give
'them a decent living wage.
It would mean that the labor
movement could command the services of the best brains in the
But how often tabor asks that
ita editors and agitators >vork
without rest, labor without re*
veerd, mtf*r periwuMon without
praise, and sometimes martyrdom
without honor.
A dollar from each man. Do vou
know what that would mean. That
w« may have th» truth—that eye*
mitv be opened and minds made
!n Revelstoke-Prominent Citizen
Receives Letter Demanding
One Thousand Dollars
Revelstoke, B. C. June 17—The
Black,«Hand, that secret and
drea"ded .society of Italian anarchists, has again appeared in
British Columbia, selecting " this
city and one of its .most prominent .citizens for its latest dire
threats. The citizen is Mr. C. B.
Hume of C. B. Hume & Co.
Had Mr. Hume remairied here
instead of accompanying ,the delegation' to Victoria to urge the
government to build a wagon road
into the Big Bend country, there
might have been startling .results
following the Black Hand's threatened aim at him, and which went
the length of threatened murder.
The day after Mr. Hume left for.
Victoria a letter was received at
the office of his firm. The" clerk,
who opened it, was shocked to see
that it was from the Black Hand
society. The effect of the letter
was a •'. premptory notification to
Mr'.'Hume "to place one thousand
dollars at the west pier of the C.
P. R. bridge over the Columbia
River" at this place. ..    -
To this demand was added a
threat to killMr; Hume if he did
riot'comply;with' the.terms.(,of the,
letter:     • \ * - .
- There have been no further developments to date. Mr. Hume
Has been notified .by wire of .the
receipt of the letter-and is expected to return- to the city in a few
days.' Neither .the-firm,nor any.of
Mr. Hume's friends here can account for this appearance of the
Black Hand, particularly in a let-
"ter—to sucli*^p^p"uiarTcitiiwnT—7-
:  L.  P.   Eckstein   '.
Babbibtkb-at-Law, Solicitor        \
Rooms 1 & S, Henderson blook. Fernto. B. C.
J. Barber.'l.d.s., d.d.s.,
l  T.,W    Block,   opposite the Bank
Office hours—6 a.m to 8 p.m,
0   ,'.
Laice & Fisher
Crow's   Nest    Trading   Co.' Block,
'   Fernie. B. C._
meets in the.Miners' Hall-every '
alternate Thursday at 8 p.m.
1. SNOW, Pres; E. DICKER, t»eo. „
yti.A. CONNELL '
Builder and Contractor
Estimates cheerfully given snd work
promptly executed to the satisfaction of our customers.
W, R. UC 88, K. C. J. S. T.ALKIANDES
Ross & Alexander
-     FERNIE. B. C.
Office ln.L. T. W. Block, Victoria Avenue.
Townsite   Ai-rentf*
Fernie ai.d  Hosbier
FireLile.&Acci.   pcf«*J*^
dent Insurance* •   L-*E* Ld. tv
Henderson Block   Fernie".
Pardoned Convict Gets One
Hundred Thousand Dollars
for Valuable Invention
. San Francisco, June 18—Nearly
half, a century ago Calvin P.
Graves of North Hancock, Me.,
began, to work out the idea of
Improving* his mother's sewing
machine, says a special dispatch
to the Chronicle (rom Boston.
While working, on his invention he
was convicted of the murder of
two mien and received d life sentence. Dufring the 19 years he served before being pardoned, he perfected the device, At the age of
64 ho started to New York to collect $100,000 offered him for his
invention by a combination of
sewing machine companies.
The invention is not only an
improvement, but a revolution in
sewing machine construction, It
is an attachment that can be
placed on any machine, whether
for factory uso on heavy material
or for tho houewife in the home.
It abolishes the bobbin and takes
tho thread right from the spool
and makes a lock stitch. It is so
arranged that from a row of
spools of different colorede silk
or throad and ono can bo used at
will by moving small levers.
. The invention also abolishes
many of the dovicos on the pre-
■ ■     0
Mobile, Juno 17—Tho second day
of tho convention of International
ProsBmoi. and.. Assistants' union
brought forth a big fight in t'ho
orodential committor*. Contest*,
wero mado on soven Canadian unions, ono each in New York and
Dallas, and three in Boston, All
were behind in thoir cIuoh to the
international organisation. The
New York, Dallas and Boston delegates wore finally Boated under a
guarantee that tho lU'roars will <bo
paid.     The    Canadian   dele-gates
, '    -i   '      ,     1    . 1 11 * .  ■ , 1. .
WiHU      ttVtti* *0'».._tty    ../,.     j...*.*. h.v-
tinntx fend thoir reee will he* f-Mor-
mined to-morrow,
Tlhree yours ago our daughter
sprained her ankle and had been
suffering terribly for two days and
two nights—had not slept t* minute. Mr, StallingB, of Butler, in
Tonnes**, told us ot Chamberlains
Pain Balm. We went to the store
that night and got _ bottle of It
and bathed her ankle two or thr**
times nnd she went to sleep and
Had a pood night's rest. The next
morning sbe was much b«tt»r, and
in a short time could walk around
and had no more trouble with lier
ankl,e. E. M. Brumitt, Hampton,
Tenn. 05 ind 00 e«n<l »i**n for
sal* by til dngrgUti,
■' .       -    r   *.   i**
Plans and Estimates furnished.   ,
„ Jobbing. JSash and Doors.
.    r- .   -' - '   ,
Satisfaction guaranteed.    < ;   -
P. 0. Box 183 Union labor
All work guaranteed
Victoria Ave. Fernie, B. C.
Fit for a King
The iiiouiH thin you buy
Irom ut) nro tit for n klnu*.
Wo Bull no'hiriir tlmt it*
not tho best, thnt it. why
wo Imvoflo ninny ploiiflod
customers Let us de-
inot's'uto tlilB inct by n
trial. Pol I to nttontlon
niul prompt acrvlco.
Calgary Cattle Co.
Notice is hereby given that 30
days aftor date I Intend to apply
10    UlU   HUH.    Cultil    CoilUlaUtoauiLi/a
of T,rt.Ti*l*, enft "Wrtrkn for n Hr.rmse
to prospect for eoal and petroleum
on the following lands situate in
the district of southeast Kootenay, British Columbia, block 4503.
Commencing at a poet planted
•At O".   ktt-U   %>  ULUM* Cv*. Ok £*J.  *U.wi
post of present C.P.B. rnirvey adjoining block 4503 on the west,
and being, the N. W, corner post
of Fred E. Oood'oll's claim, thenc«
south 80 chains; thence east
80 chains; thence north 80 chains;
to point of commencement making
040 acres more or less,
Located this 3rd day of December, 1B07.
Harry Couillard, Witness
W, If. Coates, Jr.  Agent
Fred E. Qoodall, Locator.
Commuting at a post planted
at er near 6 miles east of 86 mile
pest of present lurrey ad»
Succesf-or to J W. H.,'; errv
'1 ' v. **■
Employment and
Real Estate Office
..All classes of. men .
*•-.---' k
Bushmen.   Lumbermen   &»
Excavations . taken  out, etc.
Reasonable   Rates-
Cox" Street ,"
Phones 94 and  147/   P. O. Box 417-
Fresh   Milk
Delivered to all parts of the town
Gorrle Bros., Props.
00 WAR!
i'fttfttiw tiVen-thMuih ilumi *x
•p«taiiwt("«4wltliou'iolinrHo, liit'io
SClCUtiNC fllMi..,.,.
A *i»n(l*oniolr Uluitntod muMy. fari-oat in*
tnilai.onor.iinr •otantinoiaanmi.. Toi-mi", fur
O'imiU, (f 1.7*) r. *-o*r, potuitt prupuld.  Hold 0-
MUNN ft Co.*B",M**,«"' New York
LI,1..1 JSLiS.'. liiiiL, . ■"■"■'II. J—a
joining block 4503 on the west,
and being the S. W. corner post
of Mrs. Mary E, Goodall claim;
thence north 80 chains; thence
east 80 chains; thence south 80
chains; thonce west 80 chains; to
a point ot commtmcemiun, waking
C-10 ftrrffl mo'rp or lr-r.r..
Located this 3rd day of December, X007.
Harry Gouillard.Witnoss
, W, E. Coates, Jr. Agent
Mrs. Mary E. Goodall, Locator,
Commencing at a post planted
at or near a point 1 mile east of
the 25 mile post of present CF,
R. txirvttty Adjoining tiloftk 4503
on the west, and beining the S, E.
comer post of Leonard W, Baker
claim; thence north 80 chains j
thence west 80 chains; thence south
80 chains; thence east 80 chains
to a point of commencement making 040 itcres more or less.
Located this 13th day ef No*
rember. 1007.
G. C. Tt. Coleman, Witness
W. E, Coates, Jr. Agent
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•"God! What a world! If men - in
street and mart (
Felt, that same kinship of the hu-
- man heart
"Which makes them, in the face of
flame' and flood.
Jtise to the meaning of true brotherhood."
The better nature, of mankind
revolts against our present iniquitous social and economic system.
The question arises why should
■the many toil in squalor and ptov-
•erty .that the few may* riot in opulence? Why are the many denied
a decent livelihood to afford the
few the, privilege -' of exploiting
their own degeneracy? The more
•that useless wealth is flaunted, in
.•the faces'of the ■ struggling poor,
"the sooner will come the deluge
that will wipe, dollarism off,., the
face of the earth. r It' is the historic' mission.of Socialism to "over-
,-throw this .. brutal system..', -The
."time is gone by-when the man who
■steals a railroad will receive an
■ovation, while the man who steals
•a ' loaf of bread will.go to the
penitentiary. Justice . demands
."that punishment be in proportion
to the crime. The arrogant', inso-,
lent corporation thieves ' are even
now being ."swept from their moorings. ' It is a strange' "anomaly of
•out -" times that men (and women
•as well) go into the arena of public life in business and politics,
and. there savages for
dollars, and on Sundays walk
down' the aisles of costly .churches
which, their ungodly strife for mon-
*y has helped to erect.
*     .    -, ■   '/   "-•'-     "-.'--"'■ ''•* .-•"      '
These million dollars structures,
•called "houses of God," are an in-
-of these immense churches walk
bldj    hungry,  homeless-men,  wb-
,. men and children.'-" *It, is a strange!
strange! phenomenon, that side by
•side with these, "houses of God"
•stand prisons, penitentiaries    and!
-reformatories, where children * of
God are herded like- wild beasts
oi the field. Strange, is it not,
-that humanity should be so blind
through all the centuries? . Strange
tbat we live in times that boast
of enlightenment, education and
•Christianity^ and yet permit these
"things..' Strange, too, that we
should, put millions of dollars into perishable structures and blasphemously call them "Temples, of
•the Most High,", when through tho
•whole country many are starving
to death in a world of plenty and
suffer for lack (of those things that
dollars alono can buy, when,, the
cry of over-production is heard
throughout the whole commercial
world,, '
We ought' to be able to recognise
the swiftest revolution in history
while it is going on. Evolution
that haB no sense of propriety and
-cares not a whit for theories, or
school dogmas, or university professors, is likely to put an end to
our present economic,.industrial
syetem.   Tho world has never be-
form. The humble origin of Socialism ' makes it hard1 for' the
educated; classes to grasp its
meaning ' and its, ... intellectual
worthiness and the seeming fact
that the financial interests of the
monied class makes it hard • Icj'
them to see its moral worth. Hence
only a courageous few 6f the monied aristocracy are rallying around
the standard of Socialism. But
we Socialists, never faltering, believe ,with the rising storm of human thought,' victory is assxired
for the toiling masses of the
world.- •" -   , '
To the superficial thinker- it
seems as if, some tremendous pow-
er, pitiless and merciless, working
out,a law of its own, had the entire race in its grasp; Little, in
the smug literature of the humanities, the poets, or the bookmakers at large, bring us help. Sometimes, we think 'things might .be
set, right by. bringing back Ho the
sheer beauty of human relations.
The satisfying philosophy of Socialism, is the brotherhood of man
and' Humanity's Rights,'the wonder is that everyone does not embrace its-comforting teaching; it
is simply another name for practical brotherhood.
Jesus, the Master0 Teacher, was
a toiler and a carpenter's ' son,"
who left to speak for a
new. hope and a new faith for. the
toiling, and sorrowing ones, of
earth.. If-the world is to-be saved from chaos; from universal disorder and misery,, it must be , by
the " union of .the workers of all
nations'. It is the first time in
the evolution of the world-that
the mind of man has ever been
directed toward the conscious organisation , of society. - The Social-
ists . are the only compact body
that know what they' are resolved
on, with only one door to pass,
that of a.triumphant national election. .,     • -,-     - ,,.    . ......
The Socialistic program is not a
theory' imposed upon society for
its acceptance or rejection. It is
evolution interpreting itself in our
social fabric. In the strain and
crisis of our disordered civilisation, it is the only saving and
conservative force that- offers
itself to bring order' out of chaos,
It' . means that, all those things
upon which the people in common
depend shall by the -■ people/ in
common be owned and distributed.
It means that.the tools of employment shall , belong to .their
creators and users and that all
products shall be for the direct
use of the producer thereof. That
the making of , goods for profit
shall come to an end and that we
shall all be workers together and
that opportunities shall foe open
and equal to all'. „ Man has wrested knowledge from the secret places of the universe, Socialism says
let every human being enjoy this
knowledge, for it is, the heritage
of the race.
In the midst of our present dis*
prosperity there is always- a vast
mass of poverty, want and degre-
d'ation; whilst during the periodic
depressions of trade multitudes
are forced to the verge of starvation. Now it'is'everyone that ,!.- ■ those who take
upon themselves the responsibility
to, manage. and control industries
should possess a capacity for the
office, but a glance around proves
to us that the capitalists have', np -
true comprehension of,, the'social
functions which'o-^ht'''.rightlyf, to
pertain to true captains of industry.'" Does anyone'know^a11 solitary,
instance where' they'.hove'"come together to yrork 'out™ -Vplan for
making production and' distribution continuous so that-*&* stop
may be, put to these recurring panics .with all the untold suffering
that follow in their wake. Why
they ..have never even thought of
such a thing, They have no instinct or care for general trusteeship, and none for cohesion. Thftir
minds are schooled for the sole
purpose of "making profits and
their maxim is "no profit, no -production." ■ Do the capitalists feel
any collective responsibility in
seeing that the conditions of their
employees are good—that their
labor is carried oii in a healthful
way and^that they are healthfully.
housed. ,,A glance at some of the
homes of the-producers*prove that,
they do not care how their em-„
ployees are boused, and we .know
as,a class they have steadfastly-
opposed every movement, for safeguarding the health and lives of
the workers in their employment.
Look at the casualities on the
railways, in the mines and factories,' yet. every effort that has-been
made to lesson these'casualities
so long as it involves expense, is
resisted. , The safety appliance act
of 1893 was bitterly opposed by
this class, and it was not until it
had been' modified that the railroad magnates' would permit- of
its passage.' "The1 same resistance
is shown in the various legislative
houses"' when it comes to the
guarding of dangerous machinery
and the regulating, of'other con-
tions of employment which affects
the, profits of this "class. Life is
but a bagatelle when it stands ih
the. way- of profits., Now^ if anything could awaken in the ■ capitalist class a1- .sense of guardianship'of the interests of the people,
one' would .think that the sight, "of
helpless children being
_to_the^_quagmire of commercialism
■'Suppose our political'institutions -were corrupted, and all political life at the mercy or preda-v
tory and corrupt machines^
Suppose humanity were at the
mercy of private^ property',,- without rights, ruled and misruled by
political' machines.
Suppose Senator Piatt were a;
Socialist" ^wallowing in "hasv cesspool of immorality.      --.''..-• "•'
Suppose Thaw and,Alfred Vanderbilt ,were "parlor Socialists.''.**
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What-'then would bethe attitude
of the'press?^ .    .,, •- • ■'■<-.,-v-S-.-' '
- I wonder-'if our opponents -would
be jas mild, as temperate,. as -self-
possessed as the Soc-ialists are today.        ,'.'••        -   .,    '
I wonder if they'.would be inclined to" violence..
I wonder if preachers, editors"
and politicians would harangue
the multitude, call meetings of unemployed, shout "free love" to the
old senator, • and expose the im-.
morality of "parlor- Socialists."
I venture to think there would
be much shrieking, much gnashing
of teeth, much sweating of blood.
There" would be talk of revolution, and'the' Democrats and Republicans would be trying to - inflame the multitude against Socialist misrule, Socialist machines
and Socialist immorality,
But all these conditions exist
under Republican rule—all this
poverty, all this corruption; all
this immorality. ;,
.And how calmly-and philosophically preachers, press' and politicians look upon it'all."
i V *
How they'dread Socialist agitation! How' they! dread Socialist
intemperance.;"."  ,   ,.
• How blind they'are-to the evils
of their own rule.—Daily Socialist.
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or Cigarettes.
W. A.   INGRAM,  Prop.
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fore soon anything like the present turbed and corrupt system,, with
, uprising of the working class*    it lt8 moral quagmires and political
has never imagined or. dreamed of rotten-wee, Wa awful crimes    and
the stupendous results that are to ^^fi*10,/015^'^ So^"!m °°m;
be.secured " ""  '    *    "
Somo roluotanco is obsorvable in
calling things by their proper
name. Tho word ''Socialism,"
awakes 'a oortain amount of prejudice. In the long run it matters
little by what name industrial
freedom comes.
es with its messago of hopo and
its claim that the whole race have
rights to the' "oarth and fullnesB
thereof." A few more unjust and
tyrannical laws and violence will
stalk abroad in defence of humanity's rights, There are signs en*
ough "on earth to-day to wake tho
doad, The end of man's haphazard methods and systems has
come.—The Swastika, Denver,
Bourgoois sooioty will , havo
to swallow the Socialistic pill. Already Socialistic ideas have fjeen
the means of overthrowing corrupt
laws. Some ot our corrupt institutions are now tottering' to their
ruin.   The observant mind sees the
changing order which results in Thft capitalist class for nearly
chaos, unless "Justice to all" be thrM nyxt_vt()rn of a century hftVo
•the shibboleth. Wo one can deny v„lM1 ^ vi0»rr* nt tv» m**-''-*a*1
that the working olass movement worM ^ tlli|r 6\ VaV!W
is planned with amaeing skill and j nt fha prmnt tlme ia pr(wt{eftiiy
with a knowledge of the world's wlthout llmltl( ^^ they Uve
•conditions both accurate and far J -^ the Cftptfiln, of this world's
reaching.   Socialists do not believe j afralr(l g0 lonf.(    lt •„ not an lm.
in order for profit, ..would do  so,
yet from the beginning of the regime     of.the, capitalists, children
have -been sacrificed for profit and.
nearly every-.effort to shield them
has;-'*been'i* resisted by ■■ this class.
Children are made articles of commerce and' instruments' ,of "production and are  exploited   just   .'as
heartlessly„-, as men and     women.
As a result' they grow .up illiterate
dwarfed physically  and mentally,
and as   such become easy victims
of *   vile and crime;» The sight of
old' men who have toiled all their
lives for the profit'of others    and
are in their age left helpless     and
destitute    ought to .prove  to  the
capitalist    class , what a colossal
failure   they     have been and yet
they are the first to resist old age
pensions.   Such     schemes   as old
age pensions do not make for profit and are not to bo considered..
In pointing    out the failures     of,
this class; it is hot necessary' to
denounce    the   individual  trader.
There are good and bad amongst
them like every other class,     but
whatovor thoir   individual virtuos
or defects may be, as a class they
have   failed    to   administer     tho
the world's affairs and this failure
is becoming obvious to great numbers of men' and they are threatening the capitalists domain.   It
is a union of men, forced to like
action    in   the assertion o( their
oconomic   claims      through     the
pressure of   the  capitalist regime,
its baso and center is tho class of
wage earning producors who     aro
fully   conscious   of thoir interests
and   noeds,   know how to attain
the same, and know how to     administer tho same when attained.
It is believed thoy will bo successful   in   controlling the affairs of
the   people,    whore tho capitalist
class hav<» been Buch a dismal failure,
im   ■ o-    ■■■
By Lewis' G.' De Hart, in Chicago
Daily Socialist. ' ■
"Cramped ' in a .coffin and the
clods falling—falling!"
The blind man spoke to the
empty air. The room was- always
empty except at, night when Maggie was home; all day. she was
a-way working .or looking for
work.     •' ■/[_'  . - •.■ .
■ Today she was Jaunting for work.
It' was . the fourteenth day since
she had; started dut in, the morn-
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But test this razor  in your
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In "•If-Hri-** et enne dieenmtin- tha
noAdtatnle tbaorlu of government,
•nor tha (Uric aaerata of political
••eccmomy, nor in making philosophical mud plaa, They have dia*
■tlnetlly abandoned tha Jocalled
«lasaie aehoola of political economy, and adopted tha evolutionary
theory of nodal condition*.
Xt ia- not to the credit of tha that tha poor and Ignorant
•are   tha pioneers in economic re-'
pji-Uriiut ^uistlcu lg ir.-'it-tlrj **..<J tj
how. sueh affairs have been admin*
istored and tha student wh'o will
talce tha trouble for sueh an en*
qulry will pretty aoon find out
how the world's affairs have beon
mismanagAcl, b«cauitA the firnt
thing that strikes tha student ot
social problems^a the fact that
insecurity of livelihood is mora
widespread now than ever before
in history; in even the best days of
By Robert Hunter,
I sometimes wonder what would
happen if tha Socialists were    at
this moment in power.
Z sometimes wonder what tha
press would say if the Socialist
party instead of the Republican
or Democratic party ware respon*
slbls for th? evlli ef the pri"*c«r.t
Suppose fifteen or twenty mil*
lion people were in poverty.
'Suppose two million children
ware enslaved in mines, mills and
Suppose three million workers
were unemployed.
Suppose homes were insanitary
and vile, streets uncle-wed and
slum piling upon slum,
and always she had /-ome hiome .ex.
hausted and discouraged, always"
saying "tomorrow," and' still the
little savings grew' smaller; still'
the blind man fretted at his' help-,
lessness, and still^.the world out-'
side moved busily along, unknowing, perhaps uncaring that two human ' beings were • staring ■ grim
,want in the face, a thing which
the blind can see as well as those
with, sight.
"No hope, no happiness, only
want and sorrow." 1
, Again the old blind man voiced
his discouragement,. again no answer greeted him, Up and down
the little room.he walked, eighlt
steps to the right, turn and six
more, bach eight, turn and six.
Like the caged beast, he must
walk, the bare walls' were his limits and his blindness forbade any
attempt at escape,  ,
A step in the hall caused him to
stop in his weary round. and listen expectantly,'
"It's Maggie," he said, as the
door opened.
Two arms wore thrown around
his neck and. a hot cheock pressed
against his.
"And how is my Maggie?" he
asked, not during to put the fate*
ftil question, tho answer' would
come soon enough.
"Oh, John," said the arms own-
or, "I'm so tired. It, seoms like' I
can't ever find work." And Mag-
gio, worn out, with the physical
and mental strain, began to cry
The blind man held her close to
him and his sightless oyos ntared
nngiily about him.
•'It's a dirty nhame, little wife,
a miserable shame, that you have
to work at all, and it's worse
when you can't work, But don't
worry we'll get along."
The woman still wept as the
man stroked her hair with his delicate Angers.
"How much havo we left?" he
Anally asked,
""ftnti't riV we .Tnhn, '*•*«• nn Ht..'
tin. And the rent due to-morrow
and tha cupboard empty 1"
Tha husband reached for h-er
pocket book and opened it. His
Angers ran lightly over its con-
leniti, a dime aud toint nickels,
"Thirty cants ha whispered. Only
thirty cents,"
Tha woman drew blm a ch»ir.
She seated himself aud aha sat
on his lap, as lovers do, but their
thoughts ware far from sweet, and
etrnng«ly onoiigh. they vtere tin*
name. It was the woman who
spoke Arst in an awed seared
voice: <l
'  "There's     only    one    way left,
John.    "It's,   starvation,   or'  my
shame.   There ' isn't   much difference.'1' .' .,/ „ -   .- ■  ,'
nNo^   noj    Maggie^    '"don'ftolk'
I'd rather die first."
-would I,"  she answer-
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that way,
'.'And so
ed, "but we'll die if I don't."
It was a horribly fascinating
thought for the couple—shame or
starvation. - Both their minds raced
through" the possibilities, both
spoke at once their-decision. "It's
the;only way left.".,-, ,
"Are you willing, John?", •, .   ,
'•'Yes,' aro you?"
"I'm ready."
■   "Thirty cents     is plenty," 'said
the husband.
"I'll go and get it," answered
the wife.
Next morning the landlady found
them, stiff and cold, their   .arms
clasped and a smile of content  on
their poor, pinched faces,
o—■   "
DARD OIL.    ,
Rochestor, N. Y., June 15—The
Standard Oil Co. were today found
guilty of the charge of violating
the inter-state commerce law. Tho
argument on tho motion for a
now trial will be heard on July 7.
Thero are forty counts, and the
maximum fine in each-count is
.*.... o " "
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Tel. 3
FERNIE, 2314—Pres., J. T. Puck*
ey; Fin. Sec; Thos. Biggs.
HOSMER,     249-t-Pres.y    G.     0.,
Cole; Sec. Wm, N. Reid..
MICHEL, 8334-Prai., Jai. Doug*
las, Sec, Charles Garner,
COLEMAN,     2633-
Smith   Sec , Wro
to the place of commencement,
containing 640 acres more or. less.
Dated this 15th day of'April, 1908
. . ,. D.' A: „Cate, Locator.
•- D. A. Cate, Agent.
—■—' ;;■■•.■ R-r-MeGregorrWitness-
•-- 3 Commencing at a post situate
ed onPj mile'east of the south east
corner of lot 1908, group 1 ;and
at the south east corner of D. A;
Cate's claim,
thence east 80 chains,
thence north 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains,
thence*south 80 chains,
to    the    place of commencement,
containing 640 acres more or less.
Dated this 15th day of April, 1908
Agness Anderson, Locator
D. A. Cate,    Agent.
R. McGregor, Witness
4 Commencing at a post situated at. the south east corner of lot
8363, gro\ip 1,
thence south 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains, <
thence north 80 chains,
thonce east 80 chains,
to    the    place of commencement,
containing 640 acres more or loss.
Dated this 16th'day of'April, 1908
,  „ R. McGregor, Locator.
D. A. Cato,    Agent.
R. McGregor! Witness
5 Commencing at a post situate-
ed one mile east of the south east
comer of lot 8363,
thence south 80 chains,
thenco east 80 chains,
thence north 80 chains,
thonce west 80 chains,
to   the    place of commencement,
Being bounded on east by license I DIAMOND CITY-Pres.,
olalm. ?f    John Aadewon, on the     Sec, T. Entwistla.
north by Eliiea Good's claim,   on
Fernie, B. C.
•Pres.,     Henry
FRANK, 1263—Pres.', Fred Allott;
Sec, George Nichols.
LILLE,    1233—Pres.,
Soc, A. W. May.
T.   Evans;
BELLEVUE, 431-Pres., F. Lewfa;
Sec, Fred Chappell.
HILLCREST, 1058-Pres., Robert
Livett; Vico-Pres., J. Lagace;
Sec, Harry T. Cooper
LUNDBRECK, 2275—Prea.    Hara*
chel Kaye; Sec, Geo Thoa. Wright
WOODPECKER, 2299-Pres., W.
R, Hughes; Sec, John Fletohar.
MORRINVILLE, 2378-Pres., 0.
H. Richardson; Sec,, J. Matheson,
Notice is hetaby given that 30
days after date , I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commission*
er of Lands and Works for a license to prospect tor coal, and
petroleum on the following described lands situated in tb* Flathead Itlock 4503. district of south
east Koot«nay,   province tof Brit-
I..'      P ,'-v •** •«
111**       W^*Um*|44«.
1 Cowm*>nt*ing at «. post altuat.
ad at tha north aaat corner of
lot 1008, tjfroup 1,
thence east 80 chains,
thence north 80 chains,
thance waat 80 chains,
thiurs south 90 cb«?n?,
to   tha   place of commencement,
containing 040 acres mora or lass.
Dated this 15th day of April, 1008
Gus Beeton, Locator.
9. A. Gate, witness
U, McGregor, Agent,
S CommanefaiB; at a post situated at or near tha south east cor*
ner ef lot 1008, group I,
thence eaat 80 chains,
thence north 80 chains,
thence wast 80 ehains,
thence south 80 chains,
West by H. Hughe's claim, on the
south by Neil McQUarrle claim.
containing 640 aores more or lass.
Bated this 16th day of April, 1008
B. K, Bullock, Locator.
D, A, Gate,   Agent.
R. McGregor, Witness
6 Commencing at a post situated one mile south of the southeast
corner of lot 8363 and at the
south east corner of R. McGregor
claim, It being bounded on the
east by Katherine Good's claim,
thence south 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains,
thonce north 80 chains,
thence oast 80 chains,
to   tha    place of commencement,
containing 040 acres moro or less,
Dated this 16th day of April, 1008
J, Cramp, Locator.
D, A, Cate,   Agent,
R, McGregor, Witness
7 Commencing at a post situated two miles aouth of the south
east corner of lot 8303 and at the
south east corner of J. (.ramp's
thence south 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains,
thanca north 80 chains,
♦h***!"** **■*.••* of\ tbein*;
to   the    place of commencement,
containing 640 acres mora or lass.
Dated this 16th day of April, 1008
D. V. Hughes, Locator,
D, A. Cata,   Agent,
31, McGregor, Witness
G Cuinii'<.iii.-ilii.£ a,'* 4 p-1-.t. *lt'>i*t.
ed two mile* south and one mile
aast   of tha south  aaat corner of
tha Xatherlna Good claim,
thanca south 80 chains,
thanca aast 80 ichaina,
thance north 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains,
to   tha    place of commencement,
containing 640 aores mora or lass.
Dated thin 16th day of April, 1008
Geo. Halford, Locator.
St. McGregor, Witness
V. A. Cate, Agent
CANMORE,   1387-Pras.     A.     J,
Thomas; See. Jamas Clynar,
BANKHEAD,       29-Pras,,     Wm.
Fisher; Sec, F. Dyson.
TABER,     10S—Pres,,   T.   Boyla;
Sec, wm, Murdoek.
LETHBRIDGE,    574—Pres, B.  G.
Sec,  Charles    Pea-
TABER, i;r)5U-Fras,, Alt. Roberts; Sec, Robert Doodson.
CITY MINES, 3240, Edmonton—
Pres., T, James;.
STRATHCONA, 2248-Pres., Joha
Saint; Sac, Jas. Poole.
Strathcona—Pros., Jas. Cherl*
er; Soc, Nail Mo Cormiok.
BUSH MINES, 8055, Edmonton—
Pres., Chas. L. Bryee; Sac,
MERRITT-Pras.     Frank    Steal,
Beo. Thomaa Calvert.
EDMONTON, 0540-Pr.B,, J, W.
Edmondion; Vice Pr«a.» Aobaci
Brown;- Fin. Be*., Thas. BiMk;
Baeording Wee, J, JtaoUantt.
Presidents and aaarataHaa whtaa
names do not appear em thla lis*
are raoutMited ta far-war* tkasra U
this omaa for lnaertla».
Ooatlnuad Inquiries, raaah tu (m
the feregolng lntennaUaa.
30 days after data X intend to
apply to the superintendent of
provincial police for a retail liquor license at Michel.
Dated this SUi day ot June,
GEO. K0METZ.      !i
Michel. ' •*-KL*--61vtj,-M>^i, „,,_••
DISTRICT    LEDGER,    FERNIE,   B. C, JUNE 20, 1908
©be Mzlxitt tiMtv
•* -V-"..,?',,  .1-' • ■  *..: ■"
' /' %\ a Year in Advance  „
Issued   every   Snturiay .from  the office of
.Publication', Feilatt Ave.,-Femiei B. C.
Changeit'of advertisernent-a mu' in us
follows:—Pages x, 3,6, ana 7, We.mesdtty at 10
a  m.   Pages 1,4, a and t>, Friday utlo a.'m.
■ Legal advertising li cents per nonpanel
hnejirst insert ion, a cents per line each subse-
fluent; insertion. ■     ,    •
Rates for'(jonrract advertising on .ipplica
tion at office of publication, Pelmt'Ave
Address all communications to the Manager, bistrict Ledger. ■■ > .
,W. S.   STANLEY, Mgr.
SATURDAY, JUNE 20,-1908. '
the three, and persists in holding aloof from the othersyat election time.   ■*• *
... If the intelligent men in.the
Canadian labor movement are
satisfied with the state  o£ *i-
iairs, then they have got just
about all the..reward and success which they   merit.   If; on .
the    other hand,"the majority
of   them,- and   we-believe tha
very   large   majority   of them
are of this opinion, are, prepared,   to start a real movement
for unity this is just about the -
right time to do it. A few     of >
the unreasonable . ones or the*--
apathetic   will have be be sup->'
pressed or brushed' aside, and a-
really inclusive Canadian pact
formed.    The   "way   for   -his
ought to be all the .-more easy,
for the result of the elestlons-
in Ontario., -       •
Upon the success >of the local unions depends largely the success of
the parent body. If.the locals generally are a compact, harmonious,
loyal working body, all' working
together for the success of all,
there need, be no fear of the results being of incalculable benefit.
If, on the contrary, they divide up
into factions, each being envious
and jealous of the other, and each
pulling iu a .different direction,
the result of their labor is apparent" in the evil consequences it
brings, the end being that only a
few members are found at the
meeting, and discouragement to
all, and. -a'failure to accomplish
the good that would otherwise accrue."
The success of any undertaking
depends not so much on the manner in' which business is conducted
at the headojuarters, but upon the
unanimity of that organisation
and the* support accorded the officers.'. The'- one is a, reflex of the
other. Show me the' organisation
composed .. of real, active, up to
date, hard working members and-
I will show you an-' organisation
that has oflicers tha't reflect that
condition at the head of ,it.
,, Show „ me an organisation that
is the reverse of this, that has no
harmony, no enthusiasm, nothing
but factions, and'I will sh'ow you
officers that have doubts," that
sometimes despair, that are halting before they take another step
to see where' they are going to
•alight; ', .'
' ' An officer with a nohipxct, ha'd
working organisation, has nr har
of the results, goes ahead.and does
his business confident of, the loyal
support ,of every member.- , Life
is a. pleasure to-him. ,Re "Aorkc
,for results    and     generally    gets
*■ ,them, but let that same officer
Jonce feel that lack of enthusias-.i,
a   perceptible .falling off of confi-
,"dence; then the buoyancy of his
-official step "droop's, and'he fails
to be. as    efficient as he was with
Jthejnanjmbus _craft behind him.
-' The local union is the power behind the throne. It is the man behind." the. gun and the members of
it .should not-forget that on. the
action of that local' depends the
efficiency of the gun.
Conduct your,locals;so that the
guns of your organisation are all
the time trained on th/e right
place and the oflicers do not have
to be looking around . to ' see in
what shape t, they have the crew,
but „can devote their entire time
levelling the gun on the enemies
, of.,the organisation.    ,
Tho-  above- which    wo   clipped
from   the    United ' Mine .Workers'
Journal, deals with a subject,that
, is an all important one in' every
district at present. ,
.. It is impossible for tho district
"•officers, as individuals or as representatives of tho various locals
to cope with thevory hard problems that thoy are meeting every
day unless they feel assured of the
loyalty and,support of tho locals,
, and of tho majority of tho members of tho organisation which
thoy represent,
The following, which is taken
from tho Winnipeg Voice is a very
sensible article, and one that wo
have written on on moro than one
occasion in the paBt. Tho workers should stand together as a
man, even if thoy havo two or
three different ideas, (which aro
all' is somo way heading for the
betturment o£ their, cause,) Thoy
should not bring thoir petty jeai*
ouflios out in the timo of battle.
Thoy should koop thoir differencou
until aftor thoy have won a victory ovor tho prcoont killing system of capitalism. If thiey thon
have any material differences thoy
Bhould moot, and givo and take
enough on each side to still maintain thoir solidity ns a clans,
United wo amount to nome-
thing* scrapping among our*
solved, wo make fooln of ourselves and give a fine exhibition of tho procos*. at election
timo. That Jh tho story which
is told in the return** from Ontario,
Thoro aroi obviously throo
contingents' which must ho
considered in Canada as available for the political lnbor
movement. If thoy can bo
brought tof-elher they will he
a force in themsolvos from Hnl-
iUx to Vancou**3(, but they
will get moro support from other nources. These are the Trades
UnioniBW, tho Canadian Labor party and the Socialist
party of Canada.
Tho Socialist party rlemoun-
con tho Labor party nnd t df»
for tho support of tho Trades
Unionist!), which it does not
•get. The tabor party it rot
forth to oxproflfi the political
aims of tho working clana. un*
ion and non-union, and claims
to be larrely compoe(>d of men
of RoHaniM.* tendi>nfl»t, but
who are- not prrp/ir«i for the
dogmatism of the Socialist
■narty. The trade unionist 1»
the    mo»t numerous specie of
That celebrated newspaper man
Bob Edwards is getting, after the
Alberta -government for giving a
ten year contract for school books
to the American Book Co., of New
.The contract was supposed to
have been given to Kiorang, of
Toronto, but it transpires that it
was switched to New York,
In substantiation of his charge
Edwards has the following, in the
Eye Opener of Saturday, the 13th.
It is. certainly * an outrageous
thing to send to the States for
books,; wheks, when firms, in the
province could do the work, and
do it equally as good as the
States. '  " <•
In British Columbia we print
our own books in .the government
printing office. >The idea to us, as
labor people, of sending all that
money to' the 'States is outrageous, and we sincerely' hope, that
the Trades . Unionists wilf take
this matter, up, and' follow it up,
right to,the limit. Whoever is to
blame for this shameless state of
affairs in Alberta should be handed his "ticket of leave" and handed it quickly too, before he has
another .chance. to, hoodwinck the
public, and spend their money in a
way that shows that-there is a
big graft game somewhere. The
following is Edward's side of the
"We invite the public to judge
between the Morang-Calder gang
and the" Eye"Opener, as to which
of us is the liar in the present'
' One 0ot us is, the biggest liar
going', at large, to-day with his,
sternum obsquatulum unkicked.'
"It .may be us but. we don't think
so. _ _ - ■ ,' j ■ 0>".
A couple of issues back the Eye
Opener, stated that- although ,the
great big '.fat . ten year contract
for the pitjolication ., of the new
school books for Alberta and Saskatchewan had__been_giy_en_to_a,
Toronto firm ostensibly, yet in reality • the. deal had , been made , on
behalf, of the most unscupulous
publishing comjbine on- the face of
the earth, the American Book Co.,
of New York.
This statement was emphatical-,
ly denied at the time ,by the Mor-
aaid-Calder gang, by Calder in the
house at Regina and by Morahg
in an open letter. ■   ■ ;       ,
. Their, denial was to fool the public, as usual. The poor public!
But it didn't"fool the Eye Opener
to any alarming extent.
They are such a bunch of liars
and it' has 'become such a ikbit
with them to Buffalo-chip the public right and left that perhaps
they will have' the gall to deny the
authenticity of the following startling piece of private information
presented thin week by the Eye
Opener to its readers—especially
tho Alberta ones—-to - make thorn
sick.     ''   , "     '
On May 19th part of tho Alberta   School   Book Contract,
which   for this year amounts
to    about   two cars,.loft Now ■
York, S. Y,., in C. V. Car 60,-
404,   routed   via   N.D.   G. E.
Line to Sarnia; thenco Northern    Navigation Co, to   Tort
Arthur; thonco by C.N.R,,  consigned     to tho dopartmont of
Education,'Edmonton, and tho
Hegina contract will or has al-
■ roady movod by tho samo route, .
Incidentally,     might wo venture
to ask the citizens of Alberta how-
they   llko sending thoir good olo-
gant money over into the States
for work that could Just as oasily
he   done   within tho province it-
nelf, let alone even sending it   to
And whnt do our Trades Unions think about it?"
*V   -',■
Sec about those Creston
Fruit -Ca-rads For Stale sit
-very reasonable  -prices  and
terms   at
F.   J.    Watson's
Shorten hours and lengthen life,
liaise wages and lowor usury,
Incroaso indopondenco and do-
ercn.No depondoneo.
Dovolopo manhood and bnlk tyranny.
Establish fraternity and diw-
couratvu selfishness.
Reduce prejudice and induce liberality.
Enlargo ftociety and eliminate
Croato rights and abolish wrong.
Lighten toil "and brighten mon,
Choor tho homo and fireside and
malco tho homo bettor.
All   ai-nn-r.   wnrlMTyn   i-linuM   tin   11T*)-
I ion mon." Thoir pro prosit ia limit*
od only by tho»e who hold aiooi,
Got together, agitato, educate and
Don't wait until to-morrow; tomorrow never comes.
Don't. wnH, for f«omn one-* e\ne. to
Ht«rt; start it youself.
Don't hearken to the' indifferent;
wnlte them up.
Don't weaken; porsitttenee wins.
Vlrtorlft, .Tun.* 17—Wr. Jimtirc
Trvlng'a malady it diagtio***-! n»
enneer of the atamaeh and hin
condition it reported ai crlHenl
thin afternoon.
The wage,earners are propertyless
in the means uf wealth production.
In order . to,, get access, to the
means ■. .of - life -they, must pay.ito
the capitalist a tribute. That tribute is everything they produce.
The small farmers, it would appear, do not work for wages'."' They
the latter,).a small piece,of private property. But, their- product,
beef, wheat, etc'.', must have access
to private property-elevators, '■ railways, steamships, mills, ■ packing
houses, tramways, etc., so they
too, must pay a tribute;
That tribute is everything tliey
produce On pay day, one, two,
four, or six or more weeks.-ns the
case may be,'the wage earners receive in .exchange, for choir power
to labor or labor-power, (which
they     have already     deliver
ed,) on an averas"? -, . moagh to
purchase food, clothing ai.d slel-
ter to enable them to. work until
next pay day. Generally their
wages are mortgaged in advance.
The small farmers have no regular pay day, but they ivnd their
wives and children receive in exchange for the product .vhich is
the result of the of
their labor-power, just,what the
wage earners receive—on tho aver-
ago just enough to enable them, to
get food, clothing and pholter . to
produce again next year.
Usually tho farmer's -rop is
mortgaged in advance. " i
Wage earners only work for
small farmers "as a last rffiort, in
preference to starvation, b*cause
with small ' farmers thoy havo to
work harder, longer hours and for
smallor pay ,than is customary
among wage oarners. "Further-
moro, the grub and othor accommodations are usually tho worst
that is going, and thoro is loss
chance for amusement and entertainment than at any othor kind
of work,
But almost any small farmer
will tell you that his wage camera
live bottor and havo moro than ho
and his wife and children. Tho few
wooks or, months that tho small
farmers havo a wago oarnor or
two with them is whon thoy usually livo tho best, and havo tho
most amusement, dancoH, partios,
otc. Furthermore, oiit of shame's
Hako, tho small farniors, thoir
wives and children, do not work
so hard nor nuch long hours during tho timo thoy have wngo cam*
orn with thorn.
So, if possible, tho condition of
tho small (armor under tlio rulo of
capital Ih worse than that of tho
very poo-rust puid wago earner.
True, lie lias an advantage over
that largo an incroatiing army of
wago earners whom capital cannot
omploy,—tho unemployed. .
Tho so-called ownership by tho
small farmers of a little private
proporty   in  tho moans of wealth
I'lMliuCUOl'.   i"»   frUliJ'iV    il    Wllip   liiUi.
IfH'rK*'* them tn von* hnrtlr-r nr*,'!'
longer hours nnd live more utint-
Mly than tha capitalists can got
wage earners to submit to. They
struggle harder to retain what
thoy believe to bo thoir ownership
.,,,,,-,, i ,      It    ...     I* XX     1
were they proportyleus.
They nnd their holdings, iningln
ary or otherwise, uro liKo the rest
of the wealth producing class,
wholly at tho mercy of tho proper*
ty which in essential to lifo at this
«***\ but Is jitit now endowed with
tho character of capital, and property under the rule of capital do*
minntr-s modern civilisation.
Nf xt wi>ek we will deal with pro*
perty under th* nil* of capital—
C, M. O'Brltn, Westorn Clarion,
THAT' if every Canadian elector
would think' ior- himself, there
.would be a 'mighty change in the
political,atmosphere of Canada.'1 •'
!   « <  a>     *
THAT in! connection with the
•qiuestion. of "children coming ' in
.contact. with',, the "women t of the
red light-district"' Critic •-! thinks
that while the!authorities, are doing, what they can" in the matter,
it is also- the-duty of the parents
to .keep the yoirngboys and- girls
from .""going to tne~rrdistri"ct""~t"o"'
begi" for clothes', sell flower's, and
solicit contributions':" It';is a vtell
known fact that dozens of children
are. sent there for such purposes,
as well as with messages'.' This
should be very strictly enfoiced'..,
* * . *    '   ''-
THAT in' connection! with     the
band concert difficulty the Critic
thinks that the matter could be
arranged by ' holding church services-earlier, to start at six thirty,
and be out at about seven thirty.
This would1 enable everybody to
hear the music. The band might
also be1, good enough to withold
their music till say eight o'clock.
It is hardly possible that tho management will be so selfish as not to
arrango that ' much for a large
■number of the'    supporters of the
band.   '
* *   *,
THAT the critic appreciates the
humor of tho people who wore m so
considerate as to threaten him
this week. When anyone, has to
stoop to threats, either personally
delivered, or otherwise, it shows
that there is something they aro
afraid of. If the Critic was wrong
thoy would have no nood of
threats. If thoy aro wrong, they
think that throats will cover it up
and stop the writing. But they
aro vory much astray. What is
wrong will bo. criticised and only
tho "extremely ignorant" will
stoop so low and forgot themselves so much as to offer either
bribes or threats for silence.
• •   *
THAT ho thinks it would1, bo a
good plan to arrange to have ono
or two of our policemen to par*
ado around tho park during and
aftor a band concort, to try and
mako all tho young couples go
homo aftor the band concort is
ovor. This of course only applieu
to tho young people who have a
habit (and an extremely bad one)
of loitering nftor others havo re-
* *   ♦
THAT tho write up of tho Minors' Hall of Colemnn, which ap*
poarod in tho Pincher City News
is very amusing. Thoy want to
como up here and got some lessons
about writing and building. They
say that tho hall will bo tho host
in tho Pass, nnd will cost five or
Hix thousand dollnrs, That would
hardly pay for tho foundation of
our hall horo, If you do not be,,
lieve that nsk "Biggs."
• • •
THAT he hopes that the author,
itios-will take up immediately the
!>uggtt<itiori about tne women oi
tlm iril Wty\ Ciivirlri that, lu*
made' Inst week. ThoBo women had the run of the town
long enough. They can easily he
mado keep within bounds,
♦' • •
iiiM n vou want to niiow anything about Spokane, as to iho
automobile delivery of short or*
ders. etc., or aa to how they start
their an*toinoblles before entering,
ask "Steve."
• • *
TFTAT I! M, etr-rhiefnex* thfnlr.i
he is gaining any friendr. by i>ay-
ini* what 1» not true about cert air.
representRtiv-? r-eonlt' of our rity
he is very much *mistak*n. The
neople consider where it came*
from,   Soft said.
THAT drivers should be "areful
in. going over' crossings' not „ to
drive 'close to the edge' of- the sidewalks and/'chip the walks off. .Several .. places have been destroyed
through careless driving. '
AyAy^OyAyAy^AyA^AyA^A^ <$><S><$>$xe><S>$>^^
Butler,, Pa.,-. June • 17—The
plant,of.the. Royal coal mines, at
Argentine, near here,; was destroyed by, dynamite ,to-day., The. loss
will exceed,' $20,000.-- In addition
wrecked and ■ a large section of
railroad track torn up. Windows
in 46 residences were*1 shattered. •>
For "some-time past' labor troubles have been-experienced at the
mines and it was recently believed
that' the differences had been adjusted.'    ■*,-,;
An   investigation is being made
and arrests are expected. The foreign miners have refused to return
to work sinoe the explosion.
.  • . 0"	
, .The National platform of the Socialist party contains- the' following plank:
"1—The immediate government
relief for the unemployed workers
by building'schools, by reforesting
of cut over and wate lands,' by,
reclamation of arid- tracts, and
the :buildiiig of canals," and by' ex-
' tending all • other useful? public
works. ,:A11 persons-employed ' on
such works shall be employed' directly, " by the government' under
an eight hour work day and 'at
the prevailing'union wages.. - The
government ■ shall also Joan' money-
to states and ■ municipalities without     interestfor the purpose   .of
. carrying oh public, works. It shall
Motel      *
The Hotel of-> Fernie
The centre of Commercial
.■ and Tourist Trade
Cuisine   Unexcelled
X- '— ■- —— -■?
♦:• S. F.Wallace Prop. <►
♦>.   • *:♦
contribute -„to the funds' oTlabor
organisation's for the purpose of
assisting., their unemployed members, ;and, shall take such other
measures within its power as will
lesson"the widespread' misery of
the workers caused by the misrule
of the capitalist class.''
New York, Juno 17—Three thou-
sand persons gathered along west
43rd street near Broadway tonight
and watched the police making a
spectacular raid on a gambling
houso said to be patronised by
guests of several of the up town
hotels. The police forced their
way into several persons were found around gaming
—— o	
Detroit, June 17—Mrs. .Mary
Stewart Coffin, who was tho only
woman attorney in Detroit, died
in St. Mary's hospital this afternoon from tho effects of laudanum
taken, it is .thought,'with suicidal
intent. - Sho was the .wife of Philip
M. Coffin, with whom.sho practiced in partnership, until sho secured a divorce about a year ago.
Sho was of a melancholy temperament and was despondent over her
,i Now York, Juno 17—In the examination of 155 ballot boxes today W, R, Hearst mado a gain of
100 votes in tho recount of tho
disputed mayoralty election of
1005, now goinj; on boforo Justice
Lambert, Nino hundred and thirty-six ballot boxes havo been recounted ho far and Hearst has
gained 337 votes, There are 1012
boxes yot to be counted.
To all whom it may concorn, tho
attention of tho Gladstone local
union is called on account of
many persons employing nonunion men to do work, when they
are themselves dependent on the
wages of union men for n living;
Tlierofore, It behooves them to em*
plov union men where and when*
ever it it possible to do so.     He
il   if-ni.-'i-J,   TJj^i    G.W.UU-.M'.'   .£>*•-*
union intends watching the actions
of said persons and call on all
unions to,make it possible that
the persons . who employ nonunion labor   be made live on tho
Wtt-jCa   01   Tltt.V'u.i.0..   .l.ti.,     i*    J)U'«
want any work done you can get
union labor of all classes in town.
'   .   ..     , ,•!>
Mr. F. G. Garbutt, principal'of
the Garbutt' Business College of
Calgary,, invites all young people
and parents interested in a stenographic, business or telegraphic
training, to call and see the attractive Garbutt school exhibit at
tho Dominion exhibition and witness illustrationo of the students'
work in speedy touch typewriting.
Tenders   Wanted
Tenders for tho erection of the
Kootenay hotel, at Michel' town-
site.. Flans end specifications can
be obtained by application to J.
S. Lauraison, Michel, or A. Watson, Fernie,"
Iking'S hotel!
-^t-^7        : ; . ■ *-
♦ Fernie, B. C.
"•*!• Bar supplied with choicest of *\
*:*   . Wines, Liquors and Cigars
*t*    Dining Room in .connection
♦> ' Proprietor
Take notice thnt ths pnrtnerahfp We-
tofore exl-atlng betwoon tho -indorilgnad
under the firm ntmo of McEwen k Shea
as hotel koopor*. of Elko, 11, C, proprietors ol tho    llofTninn home, is hereby
Tho hUHlnusit will bo carried on by
William ». Mcfiwon who will pay nil
HnkllltloN nnd collect nil iiixounlii,
.Ontod nt JUko, 1J. 0„ this 87th dny
of Mny, 100R.
"WM. S. MORW0N."
"M. B, RTIRA."        o
"W. V. aU!»D."-WUnr,i«.
Fcrn.o'8 most   popular -
Every attention to tho'
travelling publio
Rooms reserved by wire
T. H. Whelan
Toronto, June 10—On the charge
ol throwing c.r.r*noUc acid In the
face of Edward Chandler while on
lib way from wovk icccutly, Mrs.
Eliza Taylor has been committed
•for trial. Chandler admitted having been intirnete with the woman
for a long time.
MlNINfl RKOUUTinNtf     "
&)»i..-Co«l Tnltilntr rtsMt rn%j 1-e Ittmd for
a iwtrlfid.tif fA-mtv-mif* vciira Nt an mm mil
rontnl of *1 in»r nne, Not more tlmn iM>
Hcre« almll In I«h»i»1 to onv inillvlilii*,) or
oompHiiy A rnv«ltv«t lltiiroto (if flv*> etin««
•wr ton almll ho colleaturi nn thttinernhnniittilo
conl mlmi'I.
QiiAliTK.—A fira-nii flit-liU'tui, eer* of nun or
over, hnvlnu ilNcnvnroit mlnornt In pl'irn, mny
locnto ii olnlm l,f»<ix l,W«» feet.
Ttv> tr.ii fnr ri>r>»,*'t'n!T fl r>lq1r» in ",
At tantit. MrmmHrtt h* •.fOMiile.t nn th*
■aiu'i'i vvur or \>iiiii tn tli* iitimfitt r.cKuVr hi
IImj thereof, When tfrmiin*nr-nn •«'i»nri','l nr
fid lii, the. locMtor mny. noon having a «nr"i'V
marl*, end nixm complvln/*/ with othtr r#.
qnlromtwu, Dnreha** 11>* land at ft ixir am,,
Tha patent provide* for th* paymimt «r a
royitlty pi V*. tier cent nn thu tale*,
i,l,Kt,>,(l1fit(rj|ii<-',»»,'4.>i*«i.,«H.,4;| *!* ali^tf/l
M)iiar«: entry fee *•*> renewable yearly.
An ajiplleant may cMeln two l»a*«« in
drwlrre fi>rr*ciH«ftlvemlleaeeilifor h term of
twvntvvrar.D, ranewat'laat the itlnoratlon ef
th* Mlnlaifr of th* Interior
The )*•.•*• eh-ll haveadri-dteln nnaratlen
within on* i«H»on from the dat* of th* loace
for each'iv* mllea.  Ren**"
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P. V.  -WI1ILAN, Mgr.
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Official. Orgran  of District  No.  18,  U. M. W.  of A.
Fernie,  B. *0., 'June 20th,   1908
:;^';■/;,.; TABER--1 -i:*.-:-
" 'We received a big "batch'of news
just as • we vrcic going, to  press,
and-had- to out;;This news
should    reach our office not' later
than a Thursday to be in time.for,
■the issue.—Ed.      "-* .     	
*' , There>.was no work,in' any-of the
mines last week,   "
Ex-councillbr W. M. Dugigan-was
elected mayor on Monday last. He
received 69 of acmajority. , „ .;
, Several changes have been made
ih the Dugg-an and Huntred mine.
' Mr. and Mrs. Mc-Faden lost their
little .daughter,,'.aged 4 years on
Thursday evening. The child was
was buried on Friday. The ^ child
died of scarlet fever.   They    have
•one little-boy still down with the (trouble in the wording, of his0 gas-
fever but we are glad to report ! oline plowing' engine.' He has had
the boy is getting along well. ,an expert sent up to overhaul it.
■ The nominations for mayor and I The machine ran satisfactorily for
councillor took place at the town' him> but proceeded to balk again
hall last Monday. -   * I   after,he had left.   However,    they
Mr. Woods,' b! the Smith and*.*""*3 B?* « *° run again and he
Woods store was nominated for'15 . f?inS aftead to make UP for
councillor noid elected by acclama-!      * tlme'
tion. Ex-councillor ")-.uglans andj- Mr* Anderson, a farmer, ,from
J.' J. Walton were nominated for Perth, Ont," has, purchased' a half
mayor. The election will take section or ■ land four miles south
place next Monday. The polling
booth will be at the Town Hall.
; Messrs.. Demmon Bros." of Coal
City, have'- been very , lucky in
'striking-.-water in the basement of
their hotel: They dug down three
feet and struct a fine flow of
water..;which .they,'believe, will be
adequate for all their wants." Their
work is all completed and they intend to apply for a.license at once.
This shot-id prove a great booh,to
the miners in this district for they
are as a rule very thirsty mortals.
' Messrs. Bullock are getting ' on1'
apace with their plowing. ,*, They
will have about 700 acres ready
for seeding this fall. They do' not
intend "'to be left standing-if t,the
coal trade is" slack.,. It pays sometimes to have more than one iron
in the fire rat the same time.
Mr. Elder has,been having' some
Election    of 'oflicers   will     take
of    Woodpecker.    He   has farmed
I very successfully' in the east     and
intends to have a good try-at it
place on the 20th for local union ' |"r,e*   He -speaks very highly      oi
1959,    Taber;   also, for the -Aeck'J^f0™^"0™*-1,^"[__**   ln;
'weighman. " °«  =    ~    -.«„ , .,«     .. „„
Since I last wrote about Taber
we have had a great downfall   of ploUghSa    outfit and also a thresh,
rain.     I   see _by   the paper   that Jest f^ sem ^ tMs q£ ^
tends to break up 160 acres at
oace. He brought up- a steam
ing outfit. -His horses are the fin-
many towns' in" southern Alberta
/have,  had. a good' deal of_,trouble
part of the
country,      though  looking  rather
•4.1. i.v. 4.- ■       /• •   • poor,    having just been unloaded
with the water   as far    -as      our. fc^' ^ fco:/oars< ,He t   t
town is concerned we are safe here "do      lot    f threshi      la t£is   dis.
from   any  such   a thing as over-  w «. this faU       d ,E h
flow.   Several ot our town's people appe£Urance of the crop! at present
ww*nSU w r y- a°°x\ ; he will, be ke-ot very,busy.       '
McMuler lost his ice and ice house | •' - •"        J        ,-■   . -
at a loss of about §600.   Mr. Hob-
■ son lost, $5,000 worth  of lumber
and bricks from his brick works.
,    Mr.     Shirt's   mine1 got flooded
and caused several* oaves in  in the
• mine.   Nearly  all'  the lumber belonging . to the bridge men      was
. washed   away; also  the  ferry1   is
'.looking for a new home. The Can-
■ ada West  pump •" house  down    at !
•the river was.more.-.than.^half full 1 advertisine1
of water.   The C.P.E., pump house :      °
was covered.- We are glad-to , report the water is going down fast
!-„and as soon as they"can'^clean the,
engine; house    out  and  also  the
" wells    everything     will'- be alright
again.' J        * '• -   i -' - ; •'
Rain fell here this  evening    for
I one hour.   The crops and gardens,
• look fine.      " - -,
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Mr. W. Feldmaun of Spokane
arrived at Kootonia Tuesday.   -
Mr, - Feldmaun- is a commercial
photographer and' illustrator and
will putt in the summer getting
out the Kootenay Hi ver and Co.'s
The company has - a
big thing *and they do not believe
in ' hiding' their light "under'a
bushel.,   .,..,.   ., _    t; ,
Mrs. Tormey; wife of secretary
of Kootenay River Land Co'., and1
children ' arrived at -Baynes arid
will-spend1-' summer'"in" Kootonia.
She expresses herself delighted
with beautiful Kootonia. -
•   Miss Klem, of Preston, Minnesota, will spend-the summerv'at'Koo-
-■—4 ..i tonia.^---*. .-*-■'.' -*"i —4 o '
&e_jCpotenaYJrRiyer Land
Mr. John Howell, Hopeful mine,
■ was up at Raymond this week and
taking in the sights of the sugar
town. Incidentally he was on the
look -out for a stray heifer',- He
was vtery pleased with the place.
Gardener, whoni we mentioned
in our last correspondence, was
brought up before Judge Winter at
Lethbridge on the charge of defacing brands and stealing! cattle.
He was given time to secure legal
advice as to which* court he would
be tried by. •**      -.--.,•,
Tho Belly river, by its appearance this week seems to be, rightly
named. Tho vory heavy and consistent rains recently^ have caused
it to   overflow its banks,  a'ld in
' its swollen state it has caused
considerable damage, A party of
us went down," to see it. At the
point    which we approached     its
. normal width is one hundred
yards, but was more than four
hundrods yards across. Plenty of
timber was being, carried down
and I noticed the carcase of a
horse boing .borne rapidly . down
tho middle of the river, ■ While we
woro down tli • u ' i rattlers •.*• ere
- killed, one lady almost Btopping
on the top of one.   Tho ferry   be-
., tween' here and Taber, has     boon
- washed away, , which has caused
considerable inconvenience to the
farmors on the north side of the
■■-•iver. "One man who was in town
r- at tho time had to drlvo up to
Lethbridge before he could cross.
The brldgeworlc close to the ferry
haB teen interfered with to a great
extent,   and some of tho timbers
. having been washed away. A coal
mine ndlacont to the river, vhleh
was 15 feet afcove the water at its
normal hniiiht, was flooded; and
two mon who were t-loopln*--* in the
buhUhoune at the time, were awak.
, ed at 3 a, m.t by the Bound of
water in tho room. They found
tho chairs, Ate, floating- around in
about throo feet of water, and
thoy had to do a ono sharp remove to got out themselves, Tho
pumnhouset* of the O.P.R, and tho
Canada Went Co., wore flooded,
which ii» certiinly making tli'npt**
awkward. T ,m,ve not heard of
anv easualitfi'R, though some r>eo*
•pie ui the river had, to ho taken
to their homes on horsebnek,
Mr. and Mrs, John Dunn and
family moved up to Kimball, Al*
herta, on Friday last for the summer. The pravioui evening a far*.
well nnrty waa Riven as a .send
off. The evoninp" TmsBad nwny
tuo3t enjoyably in slnghn* ..nnd
dancing. ,   ,..
tO    IVa'Oaa,
inn    is  nearing
sold tracts,    to Mr. Merreweather/
of Portland, Ore., and Rev. Smith,'
of   Canton,   Ohina,   H.  Lamb, of'
Montreal,   and   A. R. Segar     of
Baynes this week.
There . will be a fast game of
baseball between the Elko and
Krag teams at." Elko Sunday.      <■
Mr. Lamb, is an expert harness
maker and is a valuable acquisition to Baynes. He is building ,a
home at Kootonia now.
The   Kootonia
i). W. Hart and Mrs. J, D. Aye
spent Monday and Tuesday in Fernie purchasing the furnishings.
The inn will be the home of many
Fernie people .who will spend their'
outings at Baynes Lake,
Mr. and Mrs. Sinclair were visiting friends on the Kootonia tracts
The local nimrods relieved Rofjk
Creek of some fine trout Sunday.
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The teamsters held a meeting .in
the Burns block on Monday.
The lacrosse boys expect to,even
up the honors when the visit" .Fernie on July lst.
* -l 7,- - - - '     !
; Mr. McNiam&fa of the'Canada
Western Wholesale Co. was in
Hosmer Wednesday. ,   ; :
."Harvey Thompson is our famous
exponent of the art of Isaak Walton—having caught a beauty of a
speckled trout weighing 14 pounds.
It took Harvey a good'hour to
land<. him. ,-■      .      -.    -' •".., °: '
Duncan Livingstone left for his
home" in Springhiil, Nova Scotia,
on Wednesday. Dune will be away
for a month.
Mr. F. W.* McDonald was the
g-uest of Mrs. R. Gourlay on Sunday.      -•   '      ' '   ,   - ;
Dr, Higgins of Fernie. was taking in the sights in Hosmer on the
15th.       „     ' -
A social, dance was attended by
a crowd of young people on Monday night at the Queons.
Mr. and Mrs. Gourlay are ever
excellent hosts.
J. I(. Mcintosh is cleaning up
his lots on the front street,    •■     *••
Mr.' and Mrs. Tuttle were in
Hosmer renewing old acquaintances.
;, The C.P.R. people are quite^
busy, the foundation of the power
house being pretty well excavated.
George returned to Hosmer on
Tuesday followed by a box car on
Wednesday! Lucky George,,
, E. C.- McKinney, of Calgary, a
picture grafter, of the enlargement
class furnished Hosmer withs * its
opera Bonffe on Tuesday. He figured as the, leading character in a
hand to hand with a swapping
Slavonian lady, ,     ' ,
Next day his honor fined him $5
and costs.  ' '
Totir Paper.
Look' at' tho 'd<ue 'on ,-ulilress
of your paper. If it h-is 'expired
send-us a. renewal aToiU'e aud
get Ihe benefit of the! reduced
rate. '  '   •
A'football,match was played on
Diamond Yale grounc" on Saturday between Diamond Vale and
Middlesbro. "It was the fastest
and most keenly contested game
of the season,. neither side scoring
in the * first half. . Resuming play
after half-time' Middlesbro scored
after'fifteen'minutes play. 'Result
1-0".        -.'-.-*' -   ■■   ■ ,
■After,,- - the match • j. successful
smoker was-held,and tie boys had
provided a good' progrtm presided
over by Frank Steel. After'a few
well" chosen words' of velcome ' he
.declared .-the smoker open.. The
first on the program -was: a song
a song by David Nekrews, "Its a
pleasure to ' be . with you ones
again," which was very appropriate and well received. 'Speeches
were then made by the :aptains of
the Diamond Vale, MidtUesbro and
Merritt football clubs. A grama-
I*hone was kindly lent by Alex.
Hoggan. ■ Numerous ;' selections
were played while the committee
passed round Xhe needfi.ll. Shorty
of the Kilmamocks, gave an amusing song, "Hello, a different
(jirl again.", ,„
, ^ Mr. Jack Ovington, the referee,
made a speech. He! said it was a
pleasure to, him to Referee a match
and then attend a smoker .with
the - opposing teains, something
that rarely happens. D. Nekrews
and G., Armstrong sang a duet,
'.'We are two tuffsj are we.'^ T.
Calvert sang a comic song, "The
stammering Sweeth.arts; W. Bew-
ley, a recitation; James Wilson,
who ,has just arrived here from
South Wales, ,Eng sang "Tjhings
that a man can't dp." W. Everly
in his clever mak3 up, "Everybody works but father;" J. Ovington, "Stop you tickling Jock,"
and then" "Auld Larig -Sine."
Many thanks are-die.'to the, committee for their el* borate decorations and the way they looked after their gjuests.-.
D. Nekrews, : F Beban and J.
Forsyth left the Diamond Vale for
the coast on' Tuesday, their departure is deeply regretted by' the
boys.   ;    _ _,   *   j ■■•'.   ,-
T. J. Smith, president of the
Diamond Vale ■- Coal .■<&■/, Iron
mine's was visiting hef-rthis week.,
Dr. and Mrs.' G. H. Tutill * left
Merritt this week on an - extended-
visit to old friends' in Nova Scotia. !     '.
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On Tuosday night, tho 16th, a
meeting of somo of the influential
people of Hosmer was hefd with
the object of forming a board of
trade. Tho meeting waB held in
Carosella's hall. The genial Abe
Gondrew having fitted up the place,
with chairs, tablo and othor necessaries.
Mr, -Nickorson was appointed; A. Matheaon, vice president; E, H, Bennett, Becretary-
troasuror, Mayor Tuttle', of Fernie,
was a most welcome acquisition as
the exponent of tho value of a
board of trado and gave the boys
somo valuable pointers in the
workings of such a body and how
Home much needed improvements
could bo obtained with concerted
The flrot Monday of each month
was   sot   for   mooting night.    A
commlttoo of Mr, Nickorson, Mr,
Bonnet, Mr. Fletcher and Abo Gen-
drew was appointod to see     Mr.
Stockett in    regard to tho water
supply,    The    secretary   was in*
utruotod to writo Nelson board ot
trade,for a copy of ioye laws, and .
was also instructed to procure the!
necessary stationary. Tho member* I
ship fee was sottled and a hearty I
vote   of   thankn    was    accorded j
Mayor Tuttle for his good advice,
and the meeting was adjourned,    i
The Hosmer team that ia chosen !
to play football, at Coleman on I
Saturday,   COth, will consist    of I«.,.]!iCft*M?u to ic,4-o.l ;««L . i..- J., VT. Tl.. ■...;:•■..;; r.-.'.l l.;-!--*; TT  '
Mr.   ' TcWTI.-W-*" rWlflr5»n:*«who » Al!#-n-*«*t*tf''W.' VfeVe^M; lmW*-*h,a«ks I
have been    down with diptherin, I Tommy Howard, W. Taylor, Jim*!
are rrotfresilnn'    favorably.    The   my >Martin;    forwards, Watchtm,
fiickrim spread through the whole . Tlwlor    McDonald, Byd«r, A, H.
family. Davis and HartwMl.    There   may
In    coatr uenc.V   of   tlie above V°% *,0mT ■Un*1' alteration,
Mf'HTlhfcR t'tld WflDO. hafc Xit>e.H tito'a-fAt. in* iiOfcTfafcl   XiO'ift, \>0 \U   <aiata aU.'J.
and duties there will not be resumed until Aiipust.
Mr. II, J, Reynolds, of the
Scranton- Oaal -Vines. Co.. Ltd'.,
was viaitin*- nt Snoknne and had
to r*>turn,.tojra1b«r hy a circultdua
riittfl vfi fYalpanr" end Tn'nn'lrln*
Hat owin*,^;the railway »trvie«j
belnfr dUiofuled between Maeleod ' 'T. Wonttrommery goes to Spokane
ar.d Lethbrldj-e. lor a week.
are sure the Coleman boys    will
bite the grit as usual.
- In baseball circles they are get*
ttnir in one r>rnetiee. Bert Swan-
son's eye collided with the ball
on    W-*dn*J»day.    Bert    feels sore
about It.
Mrs. Oldlands went to Fernie on
Wednesday; ••  ■'   • ■ ■
Our lively constable has cut out
the poker rooms. - ■- „
,L, Kumber'has the contract for
plastering Carosella's hall.
Bishop" Hynds.and D,' S, Ward
are here from Fernie-to. spread the
mud at Carosella's.    ;
. A. Cameron, who is well known
at Fernie and Coal Creek, is building a cottage on his lot at Hosmer. Alex. * continues to do well
in his blacksmithing business and
has now in his employ a skilled
meohanic named T. Carter, from
1 Mr. Carter is the horoo shoeing
expert in Hosmer.
On the 15th Mr. Roger's horse
took a playful bolt; wrocked the
wagon, broke up the harness and
worked out an offensive monument
against Matheson's sidowalk.
H. K. Whimster of Fo'rnio, was
in Hosmer on business on the
Joe Jaokson, of the Koot • lay,
was in a peck of troublo, I-^o was
found guilty of harborlnr a «■ ap
woman. Jackson is a Oalmc by
the way, and ho was fined1 -SiJh nud
Nellie Okwa ?50.
Joe Jackson , figured nir&in, in
the police court on Tuoodiy. He
was found guilty of frequenting a
house kept by-Nellio Okwa and although Joe had a Femle lawyer
down to expound tho law to us
ignoramuses in-Hos aor yet the
littlo old ?20 and oo-ks came just
the same,
Tho Okwa woman was likewise
fined for keeping a how of ill
fame and four inmates were alto
The government ,, at last are
starting in with a bi'ldgo across
tho croek on front street!
Fornio and Hosmer played a
friendly game of laoroiBO last Friday evening on Hosmer recreation
grounds, 'iho game was very exciting at times caused by un occasional mix up. Altogether the
game was vory clean. Tlio gate receipts were exceptionally large,
which boch to show that the Hosmer people thoroughly appreciated tho game and will give it their
hearty support here, The teams
lined up as follows:
Hosmer~Ooal, F. Thompson,
point, Macdonald; cover point,
Spoars; lst defence, Campbell; 2nd
defence, Kenny, 3rd d.'enco, Bru-
chett; centre, McKellar; 2nd home,
loaaunU'i; int iaoiat*, Goimw, <•*-
r.lflr hom*', 1Tr.1V. oulr.Mi* hn*m<»,
Fernie—Goal, Miller; point, H.
Brown; cover point, Kasiner; 1st
defence, Doyle; 2nd defence, Keely;
3rd defence, Fyfe; centre, I^cnny j
ty-nCt  bO'llltB,   "UiTJtU',   itlo't,  il(j4li* ,   Wink...-
ster, outside home, Garrett, inside
homo, Wright.
-The Bankjiead ! Mines, Ltd.,
worked four 'days last week.
head mines have installed a. large
quantity^ of inflamable tamping,
for blasting purposes in the mines.
The Briquette plant, which has
been,- closed down for several
weeks started up again this week.
The . Bankhead firm are installing souvenir briquette plants at
the Calgary exhibition. The bri-
•ojuette "is practically a new thing
in this country, but the souvitir
briquette will have a tendency towards making them more popular.
You can't beat them for domestic
The National Park Cricket Club
held their- first dance on June the
10th at Banff, at Brewster's
hall. The music was furnished by
the string band from the sanitor-
ium" hotel, under the leadership of
Prof. Merrick. Tho dance was not
a success from every standpoint.
The refreshment part1 was very
badly conducted. It was through
no fault of the Bankhead boys,
however, who are mombers of the
club. Mr. Baktr, the Bankhead
representative, fell sick on the
night of the dance, and it was
through this that the affair was
not up to what it otherwise would
have been. •   ■ •
Banff and' Bankhead played a
match on the Banff grounds on
Wednesday the 10th. A large
number attended. The two toams
were very strong. The Bankhead
(boys however wero too strong for
the Banff players. ■ Bankhead
made 11 homo runs in one innings.
The final score being 17 to 15 in
favor of Bankhoad,
I. 0. 0. F.
Anniversary will bo colobratod
by a moonlight trip on Devil lake
on Monday night, June 16th. Mr.
.Stanley has his launch nicely fitted out for a crowd of this kind.
i The third class accommodation is
good on the Stanley line.
^ * ■     ... -' -        -■.'■■►$*
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To Merchants of
Crow's Nest
L , hi -,
Cjf We beg* to inform you ''that we have
opened a Wholesale Fruit and Produce
Warehouse at Fernie, from which point
we are prepared'to cater to your wants
and will give immediate attention to all
orders  either by 'mail - or' wire.  ,
Cf Thanking- you* for your, liberal, patron-
the  past,   we  are  at your  service.
ag-e m
P. 0. Box 477 Fernie, B. C.
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efoury   Bros
Save your dolla.*rs toy dea.list*g; -witK its
Plen's Balbriggan.Underwcar'
$1.00 per suit or 50c per garment
Hen's Black\Sateen Shirts        -        •'  - >     60c
Men's Tweed Pants
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8 oz. Overalls        ■
Men's Braces -
Gent's FurnisfaLitigSj Boots -and. Shoes'
,   Dry  Goods,   Etc.
146 Victoria Ave.'   * .  „ ' .77 Baker Ave.
Phone 138   ,   Res. 92 Pellat Ave
and Embalmer
of the city
(Charter Mumbi'i* ol Manitoba and
Allx'i-la UiHlerlnUorh' k Kinhalmers'
Satisfaction Warranted
Picture   Framing and   Furniture
Repairing in connection
Office &   Parlors
209 Victoria 'Ave.
Minftrd'u liniment U th* only
Liniment ntVeA for nt my store
end tho only one wa Vtojt lor tele.
All the people u«* lt,
FlvHiiaut Eay, C. 0.
Mrs. R. A. WriRht, wife of R. A,
Wright, one of our prominent bun*
ine«is men, left on Saturday for
Barnia, Ont., havin-j rocelved news
of the sorlouH illm'su of her father,
Mr. Wright acrompanied her as
far as Medicine Hut.
I   The Lethbririgo It an gem had    a
! prlro package handed to them on
Saturday, when they played     the
Maeleod club what    was to have
ibe«n   the    Anal   tor    the Btnnet
shield.   The rnnp-eis were over con*
naent 01 vtctoiy, una u.wat> on»y
hi i-v ln-'ji tiui     .ilnut[••> c.1     jnixi-t
! that they  suer-edod In ef;uaH«ing,
'making, the ncorc 1—1, The game
{will have to be teplaycd at lilac*
j leod, the winning toam qualifying
I to play In tho    ■•(■ml final at Cnl-
I Detective Seargnnt Eagan ar*
rived from Spok&ne on Saturday
morning. Accompanying him wa«
J. B. Fauehf-n-nive, alias Jack
Miller, who escaped from Btony
Mountain two ytert ago, where ha
'»*x\ serving & rint-m-re of t-in,
years for horse stealing, Fauehen-
civ* f«! ft helf Yrr'd with n     v««rv
bad   record' for so young a man
having served ilvo years for cattle
stealing previously, Tho    prisoner
Is only twenty-five years of age.
On Saturday evening in the pas*
tor's study of the Baptist ohurch,
Chris, S, Donaldson of Lethbridge
and Miss K. J. Wilson, of Dum-
fermline, Scotland, who has lust
arrived, wtro united in marriage
by tho Rev. Mr. Rold, After the
ceremony tho 1 happy couple retired
to the residence of Mr, L, Moore,
where ciulte a number of friends
had gathered to wish them joy,
and a very enjoyable night was
spent with singing and dancing,
the party breaking, up in the "«ma
oors 0' the morn."
The   hardest fought     wrestling
match   thnt hus been seen in the
west, to.ok placo here on Wednes*
j day evening when George F. Mc-
I Donald and George the Greek, of
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und ft h{M, ii'lthrtiit •.•"•Mrlnj-     ti
fall;   .   Both men showed signs.of
a severe gruelling   at the conclusion of the bout,
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accurately answering the descrlp*
I tion of the man suspected of the
' double murder committed here on
1 Saturday. The man denies his
' t-n-flf-, but a search in hU shack
[ resulted in finding blood stained
' clothtni*.
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A. CAMPBELL, 8to   ! t' '
Box S^fi  <M44&i4&4>4r4&MrbQ*}*)*MW F
power to re-sell him.   Mr. Cowans
should not  to call j .the
' men of.Nova Scotia as "My .men",
but rather should he desire .to be'.
' fair, to'be; -honest, "to be reason-
go to the
the      dis-
he refused a similar test at a previous time." That is only an idea
in the writers brain, it does not
exist outside. 4th, "That Pioneers
Committee suggested to graiid jsi-
ficers' just such a test." No,.;   the \ able,  , and "he   should
committee never did' suggest, "just j committee! in. charge of
such,   attest"' as' that 'sprang' on'pute   with'-'the    olive branch  of
j cunningly by the general manager.' • peace extended and say unto them
5th, "That the grand officers' ac.t- j Men and brethren/come-let-us reason together, and if there'is" aiiy
tiling    that '. ■ justice, that ..mercyj
committee;have not'said anything
to the'* contrary. ''6th,rV.'That.   the
" a
ed   disinterestedly   and honorably
in   the   proceedings." ."The , press
System of Docking is Unfair-
Men Complained of Being
* Soaked [very Time
To the editor of the Chronicle. .
Sir:—.After our letter of May 5th
was mailed, the Loc'ige's managing
committee visited the company's
offices, taking the properly drawn
up and- signed agreement with
them. / We are" referring to the
agreement entered into a'couple of
years ago, which provides for an
additional 4 cents per box in spe-
, cified double shifted places. The
business of the committee, was to
remind the manager of this agreement and ascertain whether he intended to carry it out as in the
past. In answer to - the question,'
the manager said "No, the cannot afford to pay it.^He
did not intend to pay it again.
He   never   intended   to-abide    by
_that_agreAmjint._„He_di<i_not rgr_
spect an agreement like that."
But, Mr. Cowans, you surely recognise agreements whictt you enter into with the lodge-for the regulation of business between the
compainy and the men?"
"The Lodge, Oh, yes the lodge.
(And this reader with one of those
sarcastic, contemptuous smiles,)
"I. don't recognise any lodge.'.'
That is the kind of a man we
have to deal with in Springhiil,
You cannot reason with Mr.' Cow-
ans, for evidently there is no reason in the man. Governments'
have failed, no influence will move
him, but compulsion and that is
coming. J. E. Cowans is teaching
the rank and file the absolute necessity for this, in a most convincing manner. At a later stage we
shall thank him for his assistance
in this direction,
When weigh scales woro installed
at Sp'ring'Mll mines the lodge approached tho company respecting
the docking system. Thfe mines do*
siring to effect a mutual agreement
on what should be an oquitable
system under the plan of payment
by tbe ton, instead of by the box,
as was formerly done, The chan-ye
in conditions rendered it desirable
to adopt a system adaptable to
the new method of determining tHio
amount of coal sent out,
Mr, Cowans would not negotiate
on tho question, merely saying
that no change could be made,
Tho agreement in force must bo
maintained, that waB all there
was to it. This Is tlio man who
will toll you quite flippily that "he
does not intend tb abide.-jy his
agreements with you" whon lt»
suits hit) purpoHo, and who will in
the next breath tell you "that
agreements made between you and
lilm must be uphold," when It
suits lids purpose
Previous to thin introduction of
the present cleaning, plant the
screens were three q.mrtor straight
bar. Now they are reducod to ftve
eighths luosh Bctoenfl. To bottor
. understand why we mention this,
there us mixed up in thu coal beam
many paiticl*)* ut he.*- .xli&lo, ot
black shale, or black stone, which
tbe miner cannot detect In the
darknei*, on*-l .which (act waa tor
merly recofrnlted by the company,
as most of th*»so l»ts that used to
fall through th* old serssns are
now carried on to the cleaning
tablet,, and gathered in to All the
"dock box."
Another agreement was entered
into with the Lodge's managing
commltt-*'-', whcrnby thf> company
decided not to '"dock'" for largt.
•tone, 10 pound! or over, It being
accepted that no reasonable man
would wilfully load up f»uch piece*
■ Now, in these long chutes, where
the miner deposits his coal, there
is continually- falling quantities of
stone, caused by natural pressure,-
frequently large quantities are
stowed in recesses for that purpose
while constructing; the chute. In
time the down rus-hing of the minor's coal, and pressure, destroys
the support and the stone gradually becomes dislodged and go to
bank in the boxes.   • ,  "
Again there is ■ constantly shiftmen repairing these S'chutes,1' and
almost invariably the stone"' removed in the work is allowed to
go down, which just as invariably means a long list of "docked
boxes" for the miners in that
"chute" the next day. The company .know all this but take no"
notice,, because the "docks" they
make next day pays for the labor
in the repairs.
It was shown before the board
.inoJanuary last how many thousands of boxes of coal this company get every year for nothing
fay means of their iniquitous docking system .-
__F_rom_Nov lst^l907,_to_ApriL
30th, ,1908, the C.E. & C.'Co. have
Press committee's suspicions ,,of
plot, are unworthy and baseless!"
-The committee have nothing to
withdraw,- apparently the Record
choose to take some meaning out
o*ytn *;nd .tsa^u sm 'spjo/n. jno jo
them. It is well known where the'
Mining Eecord stands in Nova
Scotia,.and the why; and wherefore of it all. We are not oblivious to its great energy in industrial matters in this province, nor
to the busy pulling of strings going on behind the scenes, and the
nature • of the • prompter. The
Springhiil . men will accept facts,
bring them out and prove them to
the world if. you can.- It is more
3iianly than crouching liehind boulders on the. wayside throwing mud
at honest travellers as they pass
you. ■    ' „       ■
Pioneer Lodge No. 1, P.W.A.
Springhiil, °May 18th..-
that love.and *' fair play ,can'.accomplishr''- us- try xo work it"
out. , The.'iews would waf-
tod, from Springhiil to allparts'of.
the world .- something like this':
'.'Manager |- Cowans of Springbili
submits- to arbitration! and "is
willing to' be guarded by reason
and fair play."
The factithat Mr. Cowans .is   "a
rich man,''and is opposed to a fair
-.   i     • .
arbitration, makes him come in for
a good deal of criticism, and according jto reports which reach
this office\ from Spiirighill the Criticism of I Mr. CowanHs well de-
servied.       I    ' ■ !
*   ' "     C - . ..
Important Ruling ia favor of
:.,,'. Striking T Moulders at I
:   1 Brantford, Ont. ' ' ■ -;
B. E. WALKES^Presiaent   -.
ALEX. LAIRD, General Manager
A. B. IRELAND, Superintendent of
Branches    .:    ■   ' *
Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000:
Rest, - - - 5i000,000
Total Assets, - 113,00Q,00*>
Branches throughout Canada, and In the Ifhited States and England.
London, June 16—Frederick Ar-
Earl' of Derby, died
They are not unreasonable men
but the management is both ' unreasonable, autocratic, ■ and opr
pressive, and the men who * have
reason in their demands are not
willing to lie down to the tyrannical treatment of Mr, Cowans ai^d:
a few of his official henchmen. In
an interview with . a St. John
newspaper. man not long ago, Mr.
Cowans said* "My men with few
exceptions are satisfied." My men!
says Mr. Cowans. Is he (Mr.
Cowans) the owner of "the ' men
who operate the.mines, and who
give their blood, their.sweat, and
their muscles of their body for a
paltry wage? We are told that
labor is, a "commodity" and that
it is sold in the markets. as such.
But never before in the'history of
Canada have we read of any man
reducing, the great cause'of labor
to that of a "commodity" as was
taken seven thousand six hundred
and sixty-four boxes of coal, without paying the miner anything for
them, simply'because 60 pounds of.
stone ,was found in each box, and
the company has, fined* two thousand five hundred boxes 20 cents,
each, because 40 pounds of, stone
was found. That . means the
Springhiil miners have produced
their employers, in the six,months
something over' nine thousand
tons of coal for which they have
received no pay. Mr. Cowans told
Pioneer Lodge in a letter that it
was tho "Most liberal docking system in the province," We do not
dispute him in that. But it is
"liberal" for the company—robbery to the,men,
Formerly it was possible to get
allowance sometimes whore it
could be shown such allowance
was fair,r. Now, tho officials' hands
are- tied; thoy daro not, Tho general manager has closed his mind to
all reason. We believe in a docking system, it 1b necessary, but it
should be one that would pay the
miner for the coal sent out, but
not for stone, which, as we have
shown finds its way into boxes in
many ways the minor has nothing
to do with.
Another little trick is done
which Ih unfair. If a box on being
weighed is found to contain 1800
pounds, and lt is docked, does the
company take that 1800 pounds?
No, a cross is marked for overy
dock during the fortnight, and
thon take off the miners total as
many times ,1080 pounds or as
many times 1007 pounds as there
aro docks.
In this way they not only tako
your box of coal at 1800 pounds
because it contained «tono, but
thoy tako an additional 180
pounds oft boxes with no stone in
them, through the operation of
tho Cowans standard. Certainly
this rule works tho other way also
hut so seldom that it in the men
who get Boakod overy time,
Just a short,, reference to the
Maritime Mining Record • note-,
iu the ietxie o( *.*ay 1311*. SU-tihe
that every one of our critics for the
past year profess to be able to
pull our arguments to bits, yet
every time fail to prooMd, or give
some paltry excuse for not doing
so. The "Record" says, 1st,—
that the grand officers test was
free, „falr, full and above board."
The Record has based Its conclusions on ••statements" not facts.
2nd, "That Mr. Cowans gave the
officers' and convenor of commit-
tee, carte.Wnnche." Porbaps to,
but what about manufactured circumstances? 3rd, "That Kr. Cowans  had   been sneered at because
thur Stanley,
here today.
The Earl of jDerby was born v January 15th, 1IJ41., He was lord of
the admiralty ih 1863, financial
secretary of yar, and later secretary of wai\ He held the office of
secretary of the colonies and president of the board of trade;      ■ '•
As Lord Stanley he was governor general of Canada in 1888-93.
' '• r o—:—■
On Construction Work Near
Kenofo-Ierrible Havoc
d'one by Mr.  Cowans .in speaking
of   "My   men" to the representative of a daily   newspaper.      The
great lexicographer no where says
that "labor is a commodity," nor
has    any. English      or   American
aiiithor'philogist • ever, intimated
that  "labor1 is' a commodity"  to
be -bought and"'sold into  slavery,
to be badgered and bluffed,'    and
cheated, to be traded in the market places, like hides and hair "and
hemp and bacon and beef and codfish, like timber and tar, pig iron
and junk.   There was a time in the
dark days when there were slaves
and a slave market, slave auctioneers and slave drivers, and   slave
dealers, but thank God that   day
is past   and   the   slave is a     free
man, the-slave market is out     of
business, the chattel slave of    the
olden times is how promoted     to
good citizenship and freedom, aJnd
the   new at hand and Mr.
Cowans is on trial for tho base In-
suit of referring to the miners   of
Springhiil as "My men".   A   new
state   of   affairs has been ushorod
in, and to-day labor is the fashioning,   the    building, the enriching, and this preserving force     ot
the world, and its voice is   being,
heard whoro groat men deliberate
for  the    welfare and glory of our
country, and tho time is near    at
hand when labor    will have    its
equitable   share   of    what labor
creates, and hovolH will give place
to beautiful homes, and men will
coas«. t.j bo ovorworkod and under-
pnld, and     society will ho FO?uro
and the nation will bo prosperous.
Worleimg men aro not the property
of an    individual as in the olden i
days whon a '"in bought a negro
and got a title with him, and has
Kenora, Cnt , ■• jne 15—The-dynamite.- - Bxplosion at Chamber's camp on the National transcontinental I' construction, resulted
in the death of nine men and injuries to several.others. '.,
The names pf.the dead are: G.
Roberts, F. Trimbuti, Luzi Buiibi,
C. Wayetem, D. Jehemai, Harvey
Bradley,.Geo.\   Munser," Tom Eur-
mm1   "RrtViovf  ftrn*,)-       '"-    .
• An inquest will oe held tomorrow at 9 a.m., but' little ii*urination' can be learned for some time,
as all who'know anything about
the accident are in the hospital.
, Brantford,.   Ont.,  J.uhe. 18—The
union moulders "who'are on strike
at Buck Stove Works in this city
have established their right,.to do
picket   duty. " The,   strike  opened
early in April'.   The latter part of
the month' the police'at the request
of the firm interfered with picketing' done by the union, in the vicinity of the works where the nonunion    men who' had taken ,   the
places of the strikers were  quartered.      The union men ,were sum-
i-.ioned for besetting the woi-ks and
as   a    result one hundred   >l them'
were committed for trial'   waving
hearing before the police     ningis-
trate.   At the trial yesterday   before Judge'Hardy, two cases.were
taken up.-    Evidence   showed that
'the men had maintained pickets in
the vicinity of the works but had
not compelled anyone    -to     cease
working.   The     crown    contended
the    case   was  difficult to prove,
but held that by their act' in besetting-    the works the men showed
motive or' desire to interfere with
the - strike' breakers.      The defense
claimed the,picket,nc- was only for
the purpose, of getting.and giving
information regarding   the;* strike.
Judge" Hardy held that picketing
was not illegal provided the men
did not beset the works from   <*_ a.
view to  compelling  others      from
abstaining   from   .'doing     lawful,
work.   Xhere   was no • evidence of
restraint,   he said,   nor of compulsion.   There     are     authorities to
support' this action and according-'
ly.he dismissed the-two cases    in
.question and the remainder of thej
hundred were dropped.   The strike
is still on.
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the -withdrawal of the' whole ,or any portion of the deposit.
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H.   L.   Edmonds." Manager
Have You Connected
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Kenora, Ont., June 15—Three
Italians, two 'Galicians, two Canadians, ' one Scotchman and one
Englishman were the ;yictims of an
explosion at Chambers' camp on
the National Transcontinental
railway. Reports to hand state
that thley were ' all muckers and
were working in the bottom of the
rock cut when a blast
ly went off above them.'
Toronto, June 1—-A premature
explosion of dynamite killed nine
men and injured two others yesterday at Simmons' sub contract
under J. D..,'McArthur, 20 miles
oast of Winnipeg River crossing.
The names of the dead are not
available. The injured ■ are: ■ P.
Shorten and A. McDonald, who
^jvere loading a hole at the top of
a big cut, while , the other men
were mucking at the bottom. The
hole was only partly loaded
when the explosion occurred, hurling a mass of rock upon the nine
men in tho cut, killing and mangling them in an awful manner.
Foreman Simmons had gone for
another box of dynamite. The
wives of the two Englishmen killed are on tho ocean coming to
join their husbands, The others
were Swedes.
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Glycerine plays an important part In
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We  have the following" machinery for
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m_m DISTRICT    LEDGER,    FERNIE,   B. C, JUNE 20, 1908.
* of wmtJt to nis I
.The managementand engdneering
of a-coal mine call tor an unusual
combination of technical '.kill and
of business and executive, acumen.
The   success or failure of ann ore
mine, depends very largely  . upon
■whether   or'   not the ore body is
continuous, and especially if   the
deposit is rich,,the   working     of
tlie mine frequently   displays     a
lack rather than a knowledge    of
economical engineering. . Coal however, is a bulky product, and one
that     is     comparatively    cheap,
hence the success or failure    of   a
mine depends very often upon the
ability of the superintendent. Take
for   instance  a mino with s.n output of 3,000 tons per day.     This
means not only sending, out   each
day sixty 50-ton railroad cars   of
coal, but the handling of a large
amount    of   material required in
the operation of the mine in    the
way of timber and other supplies.
There   are   many miles of underground   track   to,be looked after
and constantly repaired and     extended.    Iiower, must be provided
for hauling, hoisting, ventilating,
coal cutting, pumping, etc. All   of
this requires for its proper accomplishment a knowledge of'electrical, mechanical, and civil engineering    of   no   mean degree, and' requires executive ability if economic results are to be obtained. The
problem is   usually, a maximum
output   with a minimum expense
and frequently with minimum^, facilities 'and under conditions    far
from    favorable, - while . the con-"
sumption is,frequently'keen.    For
Instance, the man who must mine
a seam     of anthracite   20 inches
•   thick and ___sell it in competition
with the man who mines the same
' -or a better grade of coal occurring
in seams from 6 to 60 feet    thick
has no mean problem before   him.
, The men to cut* and mine the coal
are often incompetent and new   to
, the business and must'ibe instructed in the very rudiments., ' Then,
this same foreign population must
', be  "Americanised '/;and controlled
both ih' the mine and^outside,    so
walled . off area, under sufficient
pressure to enable it to find its
way all over the fire area, but at
"a _ >    * i»     *       ■ .        t      -
such a pressure' that no .appreciable,, p.ortvon of it will, be forced
out through "the brickwork uselessly. This may be accomplished' In
many, different ways, but probably, the simplest arrangement woy-ld
be to use liquid carbon dioxide,' as
provided for the cold storage and
other industries that have beenr
mentioned, in which the - dioxide is
stored in steel bottles' specially
constructed for the purpose. These
steel bottles are made to contain
26 pounds, and in some cases 40
pounds of the substance in a liquid condition, under pressure of
800 pounds or thereabouts, to the"
square inch. Certain precautions
are Inecessary in handling the cylinders of liquid. As explained,
the press-are insi-V   ' i-nder in
creases very rapidly with the temperature; at 32 degrees Fahrenheit
it is 5,10' pounds per square inch
guage pressure; at 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it is 665 pounds; at 68
degrees Fahrenheit it, is 849
pounds, and at 86 degrees Fahrenheit it-is,, 1,065 pounds. After. 88
degrees Fahrenheit carbon dioxide
declines to remain a liquid, and
its pressure goes up very- rapidly
indeed'.with increased temperatures.—From article by Sydney F.
Walker, in Mines and Minerals for
June. „
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Screen Doors, lee Cream Freezers,
Boys* and Girls' Wagons,
Garden Hose and Fishing Ta.cJclc
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And as usual we are. right on-deck with the' most
complete and', \aried assortment:'of these lines
carried in ihe cmy. Our policy is fairness to every
one and our ''congenial clerks only live for the
pleasure of showing and demonstrating the merits
of our various,lines.       ,
Call and see us when in need,  ■
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quired to pass a state examination. In addition' to these there
are hundreds of company inspectors ': of various kinds. The exact
number of those occ-.ip.ying engineering positions is not available,
but it "will undoubtedly amount to
several thousand,- so that it' would safe to say that there
are probably 10,000 positions of
greater or less" official responsibility about the coal -.-..ines-of -Pen-
nsylvania'i The holding of these
positions'depends to r. certain .extent upon an educational test,
while the salaries connected" with
them and'the opportunities they
offer for,-advancement are such as
should appeal to any young man
and should act as an incentive for
him' to better, his condition;
through study. '
Whimster   St   Co.
Headquarters"'■ for   Hardware   in,  East   Kootenay
Every Treasurer of Church, Lodge
or Association Funds' 'should at onct
open a SAVINGS ACCOUNT tor these;
trust Funds. --./•.
We sp«5cialiy incite this; class of
Accounts and pay highest current
Total Assets, Thirty-three Million
Dollars. .    „
J.   R,   LAWRY,   AGENT
1 l
Fernie Branch
brhe following;is tie story
he told me, as nearl-r'as I can remember it:
■a ••V%/'11*>''1'V*V%-''*^^
^EaTThTstudent of sociology^nas'
ample range for his abilities. There
are iW . positions which call for
more varied and technical and bus-
siness attainments than a mine su-
perintendency.—From mines \ aiid
r Minerals for June. ' '   ",
A'short time ago the editor   of
Mines,'and Minerals'was asked |ay
a visiting English mining engineer
and ' educator    where he cov^l'd „examine special" courses-in coal mining,J naturally,    assuming that in
the country producing the greatest
output of coal in.the world opportunities for-extended research and
for specialisation1 in such> „ study
would "be .offered. • The     reply had
to be made that' while there- .were
schools which are giving excellent
general courses in1 mining engineering, and'eertain schools which, by
equipment, - are   equipped to specialise in copper, iron,, gold    and
silver, there.was at that.time   no
place where specialisation     to the
same extent was possible , in coal
-miming.-,, ,-. .'   . ~, . ...   ., • ,■
A   prominent   educator at ■ the
' "I was' brought u]*:to-have a
little regard for th* Lord's Day.
Soon alter marriage I came tb the
city and began work as a v■ clerk'
seven days every we|k. When we
discussed the need oj Sunday clos-,
i'ing in the labor uni-jn,1 I began,to'
■   .       .. .      .,,,-   .,! realise that I needed Sunday rest."
anthracite region, alone I   ;.   . „J„„„. +-, .inM
" * We'induced-o-ur employer to close
Sundays. . r greatly [enjoyed being
at'home Sunday „witk my wife and
babe. I-found it was ' a "feat
thing for myhealth.l'oie Sunday,
when my, wife "as usual, brought in
some stew from theimeat market,
I set to thinking of\ something I
had not thought of before. I said:
"My dear -.wife, those men'-in the
meat -market, need '[Sunday - resvt
and   home 'just as-much'as I'do
there are 21 companies each producing over 2,000,000 tons per
year In .the bituminous region,
there are 38 companies j, each producing over 500,000 tons per*
year.' -It is fair to-assume that
ths average salaries.of the general
superintendents of these companies'
is not less<.than •S&.OOp per year,
and1 many ' of - thein .receive muo-x
more. The * salaries of the presidents and ^.executive'officials' '--of
these companies compare favorabV.
ly-' with' those of ■ other minini?,
companies, ; and the■> salaries ' of
similar ' o/fEcials ", in- other' indus-;
The use of carbon dioxide, upon
which the distinction of fires   depends, has been known for a grea,t
nun-tjoer of years, almost as long
as the, gas itself, and it has been
applied at various times for   the
extinction of fires at mines, but at
' the present day the,majority     of
mining     engineers    are     terribly
-afraid of-it.   It is largely used  in
the coal storage industry, and in
particular,    is much preferred for
use upon board ship, on account
of its comparative harmlessness as
compared with ammonia, A    leak
from a carbon dioxido plant -fives
no   one   any   trouble    whatever.
"Freezers" engineers, as thoBe who
look after the refrigerator apparatus     on   board ship are called,
have told the writer various tales,
going to bUow that carbon diox*
ide   is   a comparatively harmless
substance.    One    has   mentioned
, that   ho has taken" the full blast
from a blown out valve;   another
that , ho    has been sitting at his
breakfast in the mess, close to the
refrigerating! engine room,    whoro
the    stopper of a carbon dioxido
bottio has been blown out, tho gas
coming away freely Into the mess,
and it haB not evon intorferod with
his appetite, "
A striking featuto in the controversy as to tho uso of carbon dioxide and tho objection of older
mino managorB to its uso, Is tho
fact that tho practico almost uni*
vorsally adopted, whero underground fires oxist, it to u'tilise tho
automatic production of carbon
dioxido, to koup tho flro under,
t The practice, it is woll known,
consists in walling off tho district
in which tho firo is burning, and
if the walling is porfect, if   there
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mac Miry, thr firo die* out, Vocalise the whole of tho oxygon pro-
sent in the space walled off, would
gradually bo converted into car-
bon dioxido, and tho flro would bo
UXUXlgUabbtid,   ill lilC'l,   UUUe*glOUt*..i
fires that are walled off, are really maintained alive by the Irak*
age of air through the mafconry.
But    having tbo fire area walled
' off, the complete extinction of tho
fire, by the aid of <*arbou dioxide,
** should be a very simple und a
very te.1* proceeding. Attiuutlug
tbat the brick work is veauonably
air tight. All that is necessary is
to provide a supply of carbon dioxide,   and   to forced it into the
head of, one of our. very best mining schools was recently asked
why so many of his graduates
preferred metalliferous work" to
coal mine engineering. His reply
was that the coal companies offer
too small salaries to young graduates and tbat the opportunities
for advancement are not as good
in the field of coal mining as in
the metalliferous field.
The policy of the coal companies has, undoubtedly, in tOo many
cases, been to offer such low salar*
ies that there has been little 'inducement for men to take up the
work or to remain at it even when
they have been brought up about
the mines. This we believe to be
the flrst problem tho companies
must solve in connection with
their present trouble in securing
competent officials. Oto tho other
hand, what are -the business," technical, and scientific opportunities
in connoction with coal mining1?
Is    there any probability of a
glut    in tho market for specially
trained coal    men?   Tho coal output of the United States increases
10 per cent, each yoar, or 100 per
cent, for oach docado, and this increase has been practically steady
for many decades past,   When it is
considered that the output of coal
is at present approximately 500,*
000,000    tons  por year, a yearly
increase of 10 per cent,, or 50,000*
000 tonB, means two things; first,
that   thoro   must bo a groat In*
creaso in tho number of mines and
consequently   in    tho   number of
mino officials, and socondly, thoro
muBt   bo   a hotter and more efficient class of miners and mine officials to moot tho increasing pro*
blems a«d tlio increasing competition.    The groat cry of tho coal
companies at tho prosont timo   is'
for     competent   oillcials, and tl^o
mipplv doos not seom to koop pace
with the demand,
In Pennsylvania alone thoro are
about 1 ,000 flro bosses and assistant firo bosses receiving salar*
ies probably ranging from fJ76 to
PlOO TC-r riC""^, wr] t*nr.r«. nri»
about 3,£00 mine foremen and assistant mine foremen who probab*
receive salaried from 9100 to 9125
per month. There are also 40 inspectors, oach receiving a salary
of 83,000 n year. There are thus
over 4,000 certificated hien direct*
ing; tho mint*'*',
Then, there are in Pennsylvania
alone, according to the report for
1000, 807 superintendents and OSS
outside foremen who are not   re*
tries. The conditions in the coal'
industry are just as they are in
all other lilies in America,'-' i. 'e.','
they are such that a man from the
lowest rung of the ladder may aspire to 'and attain the,highest
rung. We do not believe that any
other industry can show a greater
if as large a number "of official or
executive positions open to the
man with ambition and who is
willing to qualify himself to hold
those positions.—From Mines and
Minerals for June.
lening." , ■ She
Please, hereafter, get "our Sunday
meat  .Saturday
■gladly consented.
,'.'But;   the,   next
Power Plants at Niagara falls
Take a Holiday for Inspection.
■ Niagara Falls," June 16—For five
full hours to-day the American
Niagara piled over, the 'cataract
as free and unharnessed' as it did
the day it was discovered. „ The
power house on the American side
of the river capped their wheel
pits and the. mile and a half, tunnel that carries the bolt of water
after it has turned the turbines
and' 'generators, .ran dry. The
plants were closed down to allow
divers,, to" inspect'   the' American
Auditor, Accountant, General Agent
Life, Accident und Employer's1 Liability insurance
, Books opened,, closed,   audited,  and accounts  kept in the
most up-to-date miinner. ,   , "
Office,  Burns'  Block.
Fernie, B. O.
^'••y**%'%'%'*'%'**fc'Vv1^ ..
Saturday .she
, At    a  recent  meeting   of the
Midland Institute of Mining, Civil
and Mechanical Engineers, held at
Doncaster,   England, Mr. J. Neal
road a paper describing the ignition    of coal dust, in the Eeeston
seam at the    Middleton   colliery.
Tho seam was a very dry one, and
dust   accummulated vory rapidly,
Early in September last a deputy
had opened a safety lamp at the
lamp station.   A train of full tubs
drawn by a pony was passing, and
raised a considerable quantity    of
dust.   Just before the train reached the    lamp station the deputy
removed    part    of   the    burning
snuff    from tho wick of tho lamp,
and it fell harmlessly to the floor.
As soon as the train had passed
ho    knockod away the remaining
portion of the snuff, and as this
(ell to tho floor there was an ignition of tho    coal dust.   The flame
rose to a height ot 2J feet,     and
spreading over a width of 3 feet,
followed tho train with a peculiar
rolling motion, apparently corros*
ponding with tho successive clouds
of dust raised, making a poculiar
hissing sound,    Tho train stopped
about 45 foet below the lamp sta*
tion, and when the flamo reached
tlio   last   tub it ascended to the
roof,    roturnod   along   tho upper
portion of the roadway, and Anally extinguished itself within throo
foot or so from tlio point of ip-ni-
tion.   The color of tho flamo waB
described as being similar to that
..P   .i   *nv,A,Xfi   rif   *t\ \n.\^r\    TiT***    KTpnl
1 ohni-rvod thet mlnlnj* *n**in*>,>'rt'
had thought that nothing "short
of an ignition or an explosion of
gas, or pas and dust, could cause
a    coal   dust explosion, and* that
1      •   . ,.      I.      I    ,.. ,-|ll 1.1.   I,- -    -4.J
dent occurred.—From Mines     and
Minerals for June.
saiar~JohnTTetTus" |^f*>morro'«r
and. get baby's picture taken. I
.said, "All right." But I set. -to
thinking. again. After a\ while I
asked iter, . 'Don't that photographer , need rest and home Sunday
just as well as I? This Sunday
rest does me much good. It does
you good.' It makes our home
happier. I will get off some week
day to get baby's picture taken."
.."We had been in the habit of going to   father's frequently on the
j Sunday train, but one day I   did
some    pretty    hard thinking and
said, 'Mary, I have been, thinking
a great, deal about the men   that
run the Sunday train.     That engineer     works   under such heavy
strain that ho needs Sunday rest
much more     than I do. His wife
and '   children need him at home
Sunday.    It    sefems    to me   that
when we ride on a Sunday train
we are responsible for all tbe serious damage that comes to    the
lives and homes of those railroad
men.   I can not ride on a Sunday
train again."
"A few weeks later I said: Sunday has brought us such blessings
that it seems as though1 wc ought
to go to church nnd thank God
for Hia gift of one day in seven
for homo and rest. Truly it is a
love gift. So wo becamo regular
church goers, and lator active
workers in the church. "-Solectod.
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abutment' of the upper steel arch
brfdge at the mouth of the tunnel.
Phone   No.  52
House  No.   174
Danaig, June lft-Tho eighth an.
nual convention of tlio Gorman
Navy Loaguo opened horo to-day.
Tho provincial pvosident in behalf
of tho government, emphanisod the
government's wish that tho longuo
preserve an Independent oitlstence.
It must express tho wish of tlio
Gorman pooplo, not thoHO of tho
government, A telegram of horn-
ago «ont to tho Emperor said that
the loaguo would follow unswervingly tho aim of furnishing tho
fatherlnnd with a iloot which
would bo ablo to juaranteo
its   needs.   Prince   Zu Snlmhorts-
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wall two "and a half feet thick has
been battered down and attempts
to; replace n retaining walls have
been ,; frustrated by the current.
Tjfae divers to-day found the abutments of the bridge solid, and safe
in every way, with the exception
that the guarding wall of one of
the piers had been undermined. It
will probably be rebuilt, although
the bridge is in no danger.
Engineers of the United States
government, under the direction of
Major Kutz of the Taft commission, took measurements of the
rivier while the water was unhlar-
nessed, and the test showed that
not enough water was diverted
from the American cataract to
make it noticeable. A rise of one-
tenth of an inch was notod.
While the American plants were
closed 175,000 horse power was
shifted to the Canadian plants.
Thle machinery of tho power plants
will probably not be stopped
again in the noxt generation. •
 -o- -
A wife either makes or breaks a
The owner of a good restaurant
eats in it.
Whon trusts fall out the public
get wise,
A chockorod career ofton ends in
An   ounco of holp is worth     a
pound of advice,
If flguros ovor Ho, it Is not tho
droso maker's fault.
Evon    a   postage   stamp  is no
good if stuck on itself.
Tho mosnongor boy novor exceeds
tho spend limit,
Whon you would hurt a woman
worst aim at hor prido,
Tlui folly of yontordny cannot bo
curod by tho tears of today.
Always ask for tho union label.
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Fernte's Most Home-Like House
Edward Hotel
„__ j^L^Gates.-Prbprleton
Centrally  Located
"*■ \
By Power and
I save money
Cost of operating!,
very trifling
Cordwood :;
Circular Saw Frames
Draff Saw Machines
|Stationary and Portable
Sawing Outfits
Canadian Fairbanks Co., Ltd.,
Vancouver,   B. C.
Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary.
Montreal, Que., June IS—A very
slight earthquake -.hock wax f*H
here at three o'clock this morning1.
Those wbo heard it describe it as
more of a rumble than a real
Our family were all horn and
rnlsed in Iowa, and have used
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarhoea remedy (made at Des
Moines) for years, We know how
good it io from long experience in
the use of it. Zb fact, when in El
Paso, Texas, the writer'i life wa*
saved by tha prompt uie of thla
r«medy. Wai are now engaged In
tha mercantile huiimii at Nar-
cooskm, Fla., and have Introdue-1
ed. the remedy h»r«. It hat been
proven very sueemful nnd is eon*
•tantly growing In fnvor.—Ennls
Bi'Ofl. Thla remedy ia for sale by
jail druggists.
Everything in the trade now in stock,
Examine before purchasing. Also
Lacrosse, Baseball and other Sporl*
ing  Goods.
Phone No.  12
«••'***.  lnr-!,*  r^tiUcntlnni,  en thev
cannot roach the    eeat of the din*
earni,   Catarrh it a blood o> cou*
atitutional difleaee, and in order
to cure it you must tnke internal
remedies,   HallR* Catarrh Cure \t
not a -quack medicine.  It wai del*
rrlbftd fcv one    of the bent phyei-
cians    in   iWa  ccontry (or year*
and is a regular proicrlption.    It
Is   composed    of the best tonics
known,  combined   with the   best
blood purifiers, acting directly on
the mucous   surfaces.  The perfect
combination  of    the   two ingre*
dlentn it what produces tuth, wonderful    results in eurln-f catarrh.
Send tor testimonials free.   T. 3.
Cheney *• Co., "Props,, Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists, price 75e.
Take   Hall's   Family 7111a   for
bay J Why not nave your plumbing
done now before the big rush. We
have the largest staff of experienced
plumbers, steam fitters and tinsmiths
in the city.   Prompt and efficient.
 tttWlR  GOMMlOTIOMft   * tPtGULTY	
A. T. Hamilton, Preprlotor
Telephone  I Ne«t King Edward Hotel -ri-^'yj*KAjyixvr.,tmVrs1 a*,.. (7 ■.'ii ■■- ^»—-^—b-'1 ■"■Vr, .■*-t*_1js*'gl   ■"*■   .
DISTRICT    LEDGER, l rERNIE,, B. C,*, JUNE 20, 1908.
News o£ tlielCity
Family'- dwelling house for "salej
8*room's; Good -well .-of water,'.4nice
gardenv ''-"-Will be sold .""cheap.--"on
easy-feterius.'.' Apply;-Manager, ;.Dis-
.trict-jL>dger.   »   '•    ,;-,    \W-     ^V,=V
" Wani^—A-^gdod'^liy e;' sulsscrip-;
' tionfc&vasser, 'tTery'libl-'ral^cbrn-:"
' mission   paid.-    Anyone   who      is
willing; can make  a good  salary.
Apply-'-'manager'-'District-Ledger.   "1
r-,-:'.      .-v..;-.. ... ..■:. .-rs2t
Chiclcens for sate^j—20; "Vhite Wyr.
ando'ttes and'' "'Barred' Plymouth-
Rocks;'.. ?1.50 each.* A .'sns.p,-as' I
wantj-;| to make room fur j'oung
stock* I, Apply P.  0. Box .-JO.
]IC\ . ' ^W, MCLACHLAN *"
. iy* . '•;■ ,•'.-•«-Island'.;Iv6ad-,
. Wanted—Good general' servario.
"Wages1-* satisfactory . Apply Mrs.
(Dr.) Higgins.
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Rochon makes his own candies.
J.' Fleishman was in .town Tues-
- day.'
Andy Good of Crow's Nest was
in town over Thursday. '
Jim Burrows from Coleman was
in the-city during the week.
* 'See Trites Wood for stoves, the
cheapest and best in the land.
0. L. Boynton left Monday night
on the flyer for Winnipeg.
Rochon's ice cream, best-in the
Mrs. J. H. McMullen is visiting
in Cranbrook this week.
-Messrs. A. . Farquharson and
Boynton left for Ashcroft Thursday.
'" For*a free 'and-easy smoke" try,
an Extra or Crow's Nest-Special.'
<■ -        . - . " "-it-"-.- "   •
- The new. sidewalk on Baker aTe>
is *v quite an improvement and .- a
great' inducement ~ to ^odest'rians.V,
<.   TIT-Jeiara ^Ta-*c<!*ri*    TVTiit»-4*>*-.\T   >l*B*,li«l|'li'a'fi'
Miss    -Messie'*.
been ;!visiting;,h'er
Murray, -■.'who'.'has'
sister Mrs. 'Boul-
VALUE AND, QlJ&-l,ITTr    ■
Pure Gold Creamery Butter, 35c vper pound
ton,*- left;ioV -North- Bay Wednesday,;
eveninVf.-''''-!-'-^^ «?.••
Several  " reports    of   Mountain?] %
Lions being seen in the vicinity fit*.
West-,   Fernie have reached us thisj
week-, ,, ' -;.   -    ■>
'Orangres,  regular   price  -10u   per  oo/.eii,   .j.ecial   price
Rhubarb, • re<rular -3 \be. „ for <-'2bts,. .-.vii.cial.-, {>; lbs.;-for
•    ■     -     ■   ,   -       " .    "   '.•"'"'      *'".    •'     .'.    ' 1 •;) "*. *-   '-•V -—,
25e. ,..
Saturday and
The above is
an asQriment of
. ■ ?s :;V':^   •'" ■■*■
secure wthe^best
value ever ioffer-
editi Fernie.! i
J.HL Rcid Co., Ltd.
Coaplete *' Hottte' Furnishers
.' v Big,;, values,. ■, in ■ baby carriages,*,':
g'o-carts"," steel, folding..g,o-car,tsjJ
dollt carriages, - .-etc,,., at ■ -Trites- j
Wood Co.' *"'' "".   '  -: .-!./..„ ,!. ■ ,; '"i'i
■Mrs.' R. ,W.,.Cr *lth,ard and little
son arrived * home/after a two-
months ."visit -'with !,relatives in
Winnipeg.   ' -   '
Mr. D. W. Hart, of Baynes, visited our city on Monday returning
Tuesday. Mr Hart' reports the
■'club house" nearly ready to re'-',
ceive visitors. '•'■ ■'
J. F.1 Mclntyre is now comfortably ensconced in his new quarter
in the hotel Northern with-all the
paraphernalia incidental to a first
class barber shop. - ...
, A big snap in furniture, dresser
and-wash stand. The dresser nas
three drawers and is fitted 'with
British beveled ' mirror. All for
$12.25 at Trites Wood Co,
r Messrs. ' Berrigan and Heddle
who opened out a blacksmith
shop on Baker Avenue report
business good. .;
The schools will close on Tuesday, June ' 30th i'or the summer
holidays., They will be reopened
again on August 24th.
"Paddy" Hughes,' well known in
football-circles, throughout „ the,
Pass, is,now the "man behind"at
the King" Edward. •      "
Miss Eva Severn gave a birthday     party     last Monday, there,
were a large number of her friends
present and a jolly time spent   by
• Mr. Tait, of Messrs. Clark Bros.,
of Winnipeg, visited our city last
Saturday; he' remained over till
Monday. He reports business
good in the Pass. , v
■ Mr. Rainford', of Messrs. Plunk'et
and Savage, wholesafe fruit and
produce merchants of this city, returned from'' a ' journey with, a
large amount'of "orders-to be filled
from this branch., .        -'
Organiser T. E. James writes us
from' Cardiff, Alta., that 'he has
formed- a new- local there. v Judging from the list of new subscribers that he sent the Leffder, he has
been -quite successful."
Frank C. Denison, has been ap--
pointed' as V. S.* consul''for ' Fernie. J.''-"B,.- Pollock was the American^c^ns^arjtgejjt Jb-ot^the_ jiew^
$    Pay Cash .-..V,-    . W.   J. . BLUNDELL"!     Prompt Delivery    A
|>   *      -*-'.*   ;..-'•-.-----*■■-     ?•,.-..-- \  '••     <-.,'.....,-.     .>,!-)«>,..-..    •;,,-. -.. ,:'.•£. ,>*.?.. .&
■$$&M><$>4Q&a>®®^ ^AyAyQ&yAyAyAyAtAyAyAyAyAyAyty^^
^'^Be'catise-we seU;for* "ca-Srli Vnd thus avoid 'the ustfal credit .expanses -and losses, \ye. I
0 afe'able' t'o'offer Vo'ii:siitH'!"vaiUes'as":t:o 'make it" worth ;, liileVdurtradinff/here. „VD,oes '
M Ltne>sa,ving/'of the-dollars,interest, you.?        . ;,, ,t"   --.   ^ -  - '•■■•.■ -•  ."Umnu
Special Stock Taking Redaction on
|^Regular;'$1.75,. SRecial-^,^ V-,,'.'.'..', '.iii
1 "Regular ^ 1.50/iSpecial.  A-., -   -.,,.1.'
Regular .Si.iX, ^
Regular^ $ 1 .'00,-
Special *-
Garharatt Overalls'for'Engineers, Fire-
.•y nn
$1.40 per
Save your money by taking
advantage of our
40c "Writing Pads
Beautiful Assortment of
*. v
English Hymnals
■ .:,     y, -   \-a"'.. ■ • ■ •» ■- - ..,
(absolutely   undamaged)
"; King of the Road; Union. Made Overalls
9 07..
80c per pair
Campbell's Clothing for Particular Dressers
Our showing of ;   '
What*/is \ a ghost? Bead the
story when it r starts.'" -You "Wiir
bnow.     '-'-,',':'.',   '
Watch for'tne'"fitart of the serial:
story, "The '* Ghost of Lochrain
Follow the crowd and Buy your
furniture at the Tritos Wood Co.
Every day is bargain day there.
Mr. D. Burgess, of Seattle, the
lecturer on industrial unionism'
arrived in Fernie on Thursday.
t       '"!   i.l„ IJ1. I J-»'a,»!llll.'!8.»J.iBJ*a"ajU!
High Class
Merchant Tailor
y    x*v*v*.«.^      *auv.    y
•;♦ ';•
® ft
appointment places Fernie on 8one
more step in the ladder of progress.
We now have a consul here.
The first sitting of the annual
court of revision of the municipality of the city of Fernie for the
year 1908, will be held in the city
hall on the 22nd day of June at
eight o'clock, p.m. -
The Fernie Messenger Service has
opened an office at, 121 Victoria
Avenue,ftPhone 32b. They'solicit
your patronage for, the; delivery
of messages, parcels,'etc..'"_ ,-'•
• The local osangemen intend to
institute a scarlet'charter here on
the 14th of July next, all scarlet
companions are requested to attend and help their brethren to
start the chapter.
A high school class will be commenced in the schools here as soon
as the schools reopen. The" principal desires^'all who intend attending this class to notify'him , as
soon as possfole.
On Saturday, June 13, a, marriage, was consummated by, tho
Bev, B. S. Wilkinson, botween Andrew Jacob McFarlane, station
agent on the O.N.B. at Michel, to
Clara Catherino'. Brady,, of Penn.,
Peter Patterson, recolvod a letter
frohi Board Member Lawson, Dis-1
trict No, 15 . last.week, in which
Lawson states that District 15 has
not yot been ablo to got a settlement, as thoy anticipated.
■ "Our • own" Bill Connoll is not
to be denied',' amongst other things
when it comes to putting down
good sidewalks. Ho and his partner, Billy Boss, have tho contract
for this season and aro doin*- tho
work well,
Havo a look nl tho diamond's
you aro wearing nnd rce if they
nro secure A. C, Liphardt can
I'pfiount thorn for you either by
-or•• tint- on now eliiws or ran mako
up any style sotting you wish tho
••nnif day you U-nve it,
Considerable improvements are
under    way at   tho King Edward
Half   Price
The Elk Drug & Book Stores
... (Successors to The Fernie Drug Store)
duplicates., the work of the highest priced custom tailors in
' Style, Cut,.* Appearance and Wear.,   We are offering many
- lines at greatly reduced prices to clear before stock taking.
If your- thoughts are-inclined..towards, summer  clothing,
examine   our  showing.     It is all-you- could  desire,' and
.guaranteed on, the..point's, of fit. and wear.  ."    ,.        '" .{\
'lY-ch's Suits
$4.95 to $25
A Few Everyday Prices That Mean
An Everyday Saving to You
Fresh Alberta Creamery Butter, per lb"., .r.   25c
St. Charles Family Cream, 9 tin8 $i.OO
LnrnsBB.&^lack-flLelL'a-Yi^ • ■ •'•   25c
CJf You can val ways get the choicest and freshest groceries
here at a lower price than elsewhere. We sell the best quality
groceries for the'least money, and, guarantee your trading
here will, save 7011 .money. '■*'■ .■;'-«"' ■-'.- t-, -- ';., -    .
Quauer Preserved.Fruits".....:... 17Kc to^ 22K©
Sunlight and Lifebuoy Soap, 6 bars  25c.
Blue Label Catsup, regular 85c, special.......,.25c
1 lb. tinLipton's Coffee FREE with 8 lbs. Lipton's
Ceylon Tea. ' Price per lb.
.40c and 45c
Hood River, Strawberries
Bananas   Gooseberries,
Cherries     California Apricots     Peaches     Plums     Oranges
Rhubarb   New Potatoes  Asparagus .Tomatoes .Green Peas
I.ADY ..Wim-,--.*
."•.tvpn'imroii to imIit in *h'H'*ix'
irniii1 ii« •.'•••Il us u'l'tiHt'iiii'iiV,
I.ihIIi'm' Iwiii'iuiil Ih*'<'* hvii'imI
niiv ilny 1'iit Smuni/iv,
||Ilie Garbutt Business College
I titt'nhjerv. Im'* iiKHli'tii (''Miiwi't. in Tele-
!«rii|i!iv. •*!hii-Mii|"<I nml Ilii»in«*Hi*; cm-
1 (,|'i*.'t. I'NMu.rt ii'inMii'i-: I'lii'i'ii'i'M ,\i>tin*.'
11 ■ >• • 1111 •  fnr  litili'i"'"'!!'1 ''•' ""il Hiuri'm
\\'r\e fin* |.ii*H'''i,ti*« "I..''   Iv*ti<r nn\
(!,„,., I', Ci,   'JlllhllU. I'llllCilllll
Better See our New I*ine of
UJOrtCDIt       &HL\*
for  men  at $4.50   a  pair
They are equal to the best $5.00 shoes
W. R. NcDOUGALL »'«»*;
hotel, including the raising up tho
house to the street level. Painters
and others are busy at work and
the changes are signs of pros*
With ' tho ad-vent of the long
summer evenings the park is very
much the centre of attraction. The
addition of the many seats
throughout gives it an air of a
real city park and' the benefactors
are to be applauded. How about
a fountain?
Tho C.P.R. announce cheap rates
to tho Calgary exhibition, on sale
June 26th to July 7th, good to return lo July 13th, at a fare of
85.70 for return. In addition
thov offer tickets at a single fare
rate on Juno 20th to Jxme 20th,
good to return up to July 13th.
. A grand party under the auspices of the Socialist party of Can*
ada will bo hold at Coal Crook on
Saturday, June 27th, An excellent program is being prepared
aiid ns tho 'Creek" Iwih a reputation for (jood entertainments it is
no<.',.'.k-.'-.f. to say this will be no exemption.
Tho regular     monthly tea given
by tho Ladies Aid of tho Baptist
ohureh lust wook at tho homo     of
• TtlrrJ. W. W. Tuttlo     was   well   nt-
j tended and a good bum ftddod   to
I tho trpas.iry of this useful organ-
' isntion  of   church work.   Tho affair was in charge of Mm. Tuttle
nnd Mrs. P. Wcylat.
The hwrvjco in the Baptist fhurch
will be held on flvuidny rvrniriR nt
j the usual time 7.30 and not at
i7 o'clock. Mr. Williamson will
; preach on. tho c.iie.stion, "Whom
I shall wo follow," nnd after the
! Herviro tho ordinance of r.hristlan
I baptism will b« aclminlsterpd.
1 * -h-iii 1      « T
, .UttHillO. A- *** m»***l*      •-">*     •*■
V.rntlT *nr.***'f Mr,,<"f*,d e rtx^eeene'er
sfirvlre in the city. We neli»ve
that this will be a good enterprise
und convenlencp, a* they ar* pr**
paved to deliver messages, pa"*)1",
etc., anywhere    in the city,    Give
i. , ,ii      •».,..--....   ~t.r.„t*'r, ^rt*r.
'"-'•""      —     •»*,»►       44......      J,     4   -       - » «
thing in that line.   Phone 32b.
A dance will be held in the Alexandra hotel', MorrUM*/, on the
24th day of June, In order to e*»l*
•brat*    the silver wedding of Mr.
and    Mrs.    J.   Hewitt, when all
frfMirl*. «r# rorrHnllv Invited.    The
Hallladay ooys will meet passenger and local for the purpos*     of
1 conveying vinitor* to the hotel >
1   With the swollen state nf     the
: rivers and manv bridges out     of
j order over tho Crow's Went line of
the C P.ft. our main aetviee   with
'■/>oth *x*t -r.d v««ft fe»« been badly
! out of    joint, while the ineonyen-
j ienee in olt^n v*ry nerre raekine;,
of life hat b-wn reported frora ae*
we should be thankful that no loss
cid'ents to the "trains, .though serious ones have been narrowly
averted.   . -
The reign of prosperity that pervades Pemie at present is much' in
ovidomco. Go in any direction you
will, and you hear the saw and
carpenter's hammer busy at work
making new homes for those already hero and preparing for those
that are coming, Very noticeable
is this in the annex, which is fast
Ibecoming the favorite residential
section. Just take a walk over on
The lacrosse boys are rounding
into good shape and should be
ablo to repeat tho trick of boating
Hosmer whon thoy play here next
week. Hosmor team is not sleeping by any moons nnd say thoy
will bo down to win. A good
grim..' 1b looked for and we trust
all lovorp of good sport will bo
out to witness tho Arst game on
local grounds this Hoason.
Wo havo ordorod1 a Berial story
callnd <<T1iq Ohost of Lochrnin
Castlo," by Mrs. C. N. Williamson, ono of the bost writers of hor
clnsf-j today, nnd, it is a fli'nt class
story. Wo will commence it as
Koon as it nrrlven. Subscribe now
nnd bo sure of all tho numbers
contnining the story. Copies can
bo had at tho ofllco as Roon ns it
ia started.
On Thursday night Mrs, Vance
entortaiiUMl n number of her nfoek-
ah frit-ndt, at her hoinu after thu
regular meeting of tin* lodge. Mrs,
Vituco linn just concluded hor term
ot o/Iko ai. Noble Grand and during hor .piuhidciicy iho lodgo has
made splendid progress both in
numbers and degree work, During
the evening refreshments were serv*
Enlarge Your
.Have you tfot your photo enlarged •*yet1?'- -if ' not' -Courtney.
will enlarge" it' in Sepiii, Oil,
Water Color, or Cravon. All
classes of Photographic work
done. Developing, Printing
and Mounting done at reasonable
prices. ■•   .
A. W. Courtney
Box 424
Blairmore, Alta.
Funeral Director and
OlVu*u Victoria Street
Phoivu (>t      Residence Phono 28
Depot  Restaurant
.I.J'*., UOUKIK 1'roi.rleliir
Open Night and Day
Whim 1» Mhi'Ico'I »t«|i«t tliu
].|.|IOt  HvatHlirilllt
A. Rizzuto-
J. Crawford
The Fernie Livery, Dray  &
Transfer Go.
Now, is the time to make arrangements for your summer ice.   See us
Contracts Taken
Including Stump Pulling, Land Clearing,and Ploughing. • Let us
figure on your, next job
Rubber Tired Buggies, New Turnouts
110NHH 7 tic 64       „
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Ay    K, A.   KI'MMIIK t„ O,   KI'MMHU
I Kummer Bros, f
Builders and Contractors
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I'iulnmtcH Kurniahetl  and
Sutlflfnctjon  QuiirnntPcrt
Plaster kept in slock
ilos 3%j
'*/ P. 0
'% Pernio and
Hosmor $
\V. D. Sinimomls has opened «v
a Pholo^rapic Situliu and is t
prepared 10 do lii^t dnss work    $
Studio on Gemmel Street |
Near the CWra IIou**e "y
Lctlgcr for News
conprntulft'-Mnn  w»r« ma
which the crowd dioporsod
Hr, ITtniy Lamb, Iftte from
Montreal, where hu wan engaged
in the harness uunineBs, nnd form*
,»1,4     I*..-,.,     T»..  .*».. J       ,..     T..-.-
••*      o"» »   * •• -    -•-    *■»■-
day for Bayne* where he has pur-
chaMd ten acre* of fi«it land from
Mr. Hart'n company. One of Us
brothers in nlready there working
for the Lumber Co. HU mother
and younger brother will join bint
ai noon a a he hat a dwelling eree.
ted. Ho report* hlmitell no well
pleated with tha land nnd climate
at Eayiwii.
The Ant league football match
of the tteaton on local grounda
will be played this ev*ning (Sat*
urday at 7.15 between Coal Creek
and Fernie. and promise* to be a
rattling good game. In order for
Coal Ciwk. U U lu the race for
th* championship they will make
tin"""after I every effort to win tho match, and
id to their i'ern.e, wlio -*% no.. tii« lex-Um
10 10 xneir   ^ ^^ league, win do their utmost
to retain tboir present po»ltion,
The price of admission is only 25
cents and a good crowd 1* bound
to witness the struggle.
Thu second game of football in
tbe local series between the business mei-a's team and the Fernie
league team was played Wednesday evening and both *Ide* show*
ed considerable improvement since
last week. The business , men's
team were somewhat handicapped
owing to some of their players
not -mowing up In. time neceoflitat-
ing picking up enough to play the
match. As lt wa* they gave the
r«rnl* regulars a scare by scoring
the flrst goal in lees than three
minutes. Fernie braced up and
played a good game for the re-
nin.fn'f'ir of ihe t.tnxe end tvon ont
handily by a score of 4 to 1.
% Causes  of   Scariei   Fever  ?.
tf Tlicru li. no wonder alien you send
jour .itunuf) *vM»f«. \a U'ic ucii** xA tin- wfis.m.*
tary Chinks 10 be laundried cauning the
•preaJIng of thu dreadful disease.
(f Why not pntronlzu the Steam Laundry
where nil Roods nre anti-septic and disinfected
receiving, thorn back nice, fresh and sweet.
Cf Gel the Chink smell off you by calling up
IJ5.    Our plant U idw/iy* open for In••ppr*Inn
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