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15   The   Official   Orson-.'of -District.-' Nb,   IS,   U. M. W. of A.
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T6l.HI  No. 44
'■'■-*; Fbrnib/:;B. C.^ June''27><; 1908
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" -^y^/A b.^11^^1 u?l^yis vi*?tory
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C-J  Do you want;:anything in Furniture?   This
is0 the   store to strike, Vwe have the stock and
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are here with the prices too. Don't take our
word for it but come arid see; for yourselves.
Terms Cash or Credit.
J. H< R^
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Complete   House   Furnishers'
P. S.   See our Special Offer this week.   Page 8
in the^Bud--A Gang of
Ten .lodged; Mail-Three
Prominent Citizens are
,. The-police hove a- goiig. o£ ten
men arrested presumed to be members of an Italian secret society,'.
All the men arrested .we're. Italians
and - carried,,;, murderous looking
knives. The police also captured
several rifles," revolvers and a lot
o£~' ammunition. ' They' -were
brought 'up/* on Friday morning
teuit' •' were remanded (.until "10.30
Monday morning. Several of the
men when arrested' had loaded revolvers l„under. their" pillows.1 They
..came here - from' Spokane and are
supposied -:to' ihave ".written- a
threatening/letter to--.a, Revelstoke
tradesman-^omc^-while ago--.;.
Later rumors^-are to' the'' effect
' that' some of our bwri"citizens' have
been-the recipients of-threatening
letters fromithe^VSociety.'.',"1 and'it
is this .that led* up jto"" tne timely
arrest of the .-"suspects by our'
police who are very .niuch alive tb
.such an occasion./   ., -
The .names mentioned .in" -the
rumors are Tom'./Whelan^ Philip;
Carosella and 'Al.;'Sizzuto.-'i:'  -
'■ A meeting of ,'the executive of
the Crow's" Nest'.1 -Pass-Football
League will be held at the Waldorf hotel, Fernie, oh Saturday,
Jiine 27th, at 3ro'clock.
Business of- considerable' importance to* the interests' of football in
the > Pass "wilii-be discusssd. It is
also hoped that the- draw, for the
Mutz-Cup'will be brought'off. -Appended -" is "the league table showing the -standing, of the different'
clubs, up tp.and including Saturday, Jufne 20.  ■ •',.'• ■',   "
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In Vicnity of Fernie—Prompt
Action Averted Disastrous
Results       :
An extensive bush lire started
Thursday afternoon to the ■ south
of the town and for a time * was
the cause of considerable alarm to
our citizens, and considering the
high, wind prevailing many were
the conjectures as to its finale.
Happily the wind subsided before
long which, * coupled with the vigorous and untiring efforts of volunteers the fire was brought to
bay. The fire raged fiercely in the
Vicinity of the Cedar Valley Mills
also, the Fernie'Brick * Co".'s plant,
both' being .-' apparently,-,, doom-
ed-to destruction. The Brick Co.'s
plant was saved, but-we regret to
say "that the" Lumber Co. suffered
considerable loss of standing, timber.-' Thie fire is thought to have
originated in a shack which was
the. first burned;, it afterwards
spread into .the bush.' „
Tlie're were/three or four-shacks
burned, a Mr./Smith .lost 32,000
poles, Mr. .Cameron also lost some
posts,' and several houses ,in the
immediate vicinity had narrow
escapes," and were only'saved- -by
notably,;Mrs. Hall's, where all
worke4.;.*with such a will it would
worked- with such a will it wou,d
be. invidiovis' to specify, but were
it not for the, hard "work of Fer-
nie's brave volunteers more'-damage, would undoubtedly te done.
. Owing to the bright summer sun
of several days, more care should
be exercised in*the handling "of
matches, stubs - of cigars, cigarettes", etc' "
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C. Creek
J.  Graham,  Coleman.- Sec-treasi
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You will say, Is it Possible?
That I can buy good/fhilt lands with a good supply, water within 30 miles ot Fernio, on the installment plan
$5.00 Down.   $5.00 pr Month.   No In ter j t or Taxes
For a flvo norn'tract dui'lnp Ilk of contract;.   This offer will
not last long:.  Write for circular ot "Itoo -tenia, IitI*,'*.'ion Tract"
D. W. HART, Aert. K, R. I*. Co., Baynes, B. C.
5 Shelby, Ohio.,' June 22—Spon-n
taneous <" combustion probaJSly
caused - the- fire which late last
night ■ destroyed ,the mammoth
plant of the Shelby Steel Tube Co.
here. 'The 'buildings wiped out
cpy_e_red_several acres.    Ths loss ic
Additional   Locals
Rochon's candies are all good.
Wm. Bird and family leave for
England tonight.
Lost—Silver watch, with fob.
•Return to Royal hotel,   ,
Jep Scott spent a tew days in
Spokane last week,
Fernie football team loavo today
to play the Bellevue team,
.Don't forget tho S.P. of 0, concert at Coal Crook to-night.
Born--Creo, on midsummer day,
-Juno 84, in Fomie, to the wife of
A, H, Oreo, a boy.
Don't misB tho basoball match
here on tho lot of July; Cranbrook vh, Fernio.
Born—Woylot, on Monday, Jiune
82nd, in Fernio, the wife of Chas.
Woylot, a daughter.
llobert McMurdo, who has been
absent from Fernie for some time,
*ls in time again for a time.
Virginia Brie-sac   Co, by special
* request     will       rtpeat      "Sweet
Clover"  Saturday afternoon.
Mr. Sudda/iy has presented' the
flro brlgado with a library in ro-
• cajnltion of thoir services at   hi ft
On Monday afternoon next tho
'-illaUe,*       IX HO.   XtlV   101.a*   iXiyit   Waal
en^ngr in n fr'Mit.1;; jjcmne of Vrnfle-
Mrs. Thos, Brooks and Miss
Edith Biggs leave this evening
for Calgary taking in tho Dominion fair.
Mr. Beck has been awarded the
contract for supplying, tha ban*
miot to the Spokane Chamber of
Married at Elko on June 24th
"Harry Pereival Crosby and Mary
Isabel Todhunter, by the Xtev. R.
S. Wilkinson.
Mr. Art Lloyd, an employe* of
the Kile Lumber Co., had. the misfortune to cut two fingers on his
'right hand on the plainer, while
*t work Friday morning.
Thero will be a presentation* of
new instruments to the Salvation
Army band by Major Morris, of
Vancouver, at tyi© opera house on
Friday ovening, July 3rd,
Wo are ploased to announce tho
wodding ol Mary O'Brien and Patrick Muldgrew at the Roman Catholic church, by tho' Rev. Father
Tavernier, last-Thursday tho 25th
The foundations of tho now
browory building have been com-
pletod, and tho work on tho superstructure will go right along now.
It will bo a very flno structure
when completed.
The moving pictures at the tent
are, giving satisfaction to a large
number of patrons. Tho management had some trouble getting a
looation for their tent, and have
finally got settled, Oivo thorn a
Harry Patterson, of tho Arm ot
Miller & Richard, typefounders, of
Winnipeg, was in town this weok,
Mr. Patterson expressed himself as
M-fhly phased with the great improvement in the appearance of
the Ledger.
Follow the crowd and buy your
furniture at the Trites Wood Co.
Every day is bargain day thero,
Vou will be in Nelson on tho lst
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th« Qui»f*n ntMd'n nnd et>e enme of
the latest effects In photography.
Its going to be a hot time and
you'll find our reception room a
nice cool place to sit down and
The inquest upon the death of
the three men killed in the mines
last weak was held by coroner
llleasdale on Tuesday, the follow*
ing composed' the jury: J. D,
Quail, foreman; A, H. Cree, H, L.
Edmunds; Mr. Lawrle; T. Beck,
T. Whelan.. Verdict, "AectikntiU
Richard Hammond and wif* who
h*v# been visiting for tbe past
two months tn England returned
Thursday morning, Mr. Hammond
is an old timer, aud will be wsl*
corned back by many friend*,   He
says he sees a great improvement
in the town even ■ during* the time
he has been away.
A special car was attached to
Thursday's northbound G. N", R,
train, having, on board the follow-
owing, officials: E. L. Brown, general superintendent western divi-
vision; W. R, Smith, div. superintendent; O.L, Bowen, resident engineer, Spokane. They left on
Friday morning to inspect the
extension to Michel.
Mr. Rochon, the candy and ice
cream manufacturer, has opened
up larger premises near the Fernie
stoam laundry. As soon as the
warm weather is passed, ho expects to employ fa' or 6 extra hands
as ho is shipping candy to tho
various, towns along the Pass and
reports a good business dono. Mr.
Rochon makes a high grade of
candy and should be woll patronised,
, JUNE 29,
A splendid game of football Was
played on tho rocroation grounds
by tho league teams from Coal
Creek , and Fernio on Saturday,
evening, Tho g'anio was a cloan
exhibition of the foot game and
the rosult gives a roliablo estimate
of tho ability. At tho call of
timo Fornio boys had threo goals
to thoir crodit and Coal Crook
had failed to And tho net at all.
All tho goals woro snorod by Fer-
nio's contro forward, Manning,
who played a good aggressivo
game throughout,
Patronise homo industry, smoke
Extra and Crow's Nest Special.
Qn Tuesday ovoning last a moot*
ing of tho Conservatives of this
city was held in the Nnpaneo
hotel. The business was tho appointing of six delegates and six
alternates to attend thonominat*
ing convention for tho federal oloc*
tions, to be held at Nelson in tho
near future. Tho following dele*
gates were chosen! J, A, Broley,
W. R, Ross, M.L.A., Dr. Bonnefl,
T. H. Wholan, II, Wilkes, Chas.
Davi-y ; alternates, Geo. Cody, O.
F. .Stephenson, S, McDougall,     R,
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"•l^tin-n of ofl-Wrn *•••■,•, "nr-li,     over
till another meeting.
Get a quart of Rochon's ice
cream for dessort.
At 7.30 Wednesday evening on
the local. grounds -' • Hosmer and
Fernie " lacrosse' ] teams 'crossed
sticks.in a'.retu^gjjnaich.    ■
The ', weather was ideal, and a
good ' crowd „ was in attendance,
proving that the,national game
still has a firm hold on Fernieites,
and all that is necessary is faithful practice on the part of the
players to be assured of loyal
The Hosmer boys having improved considerably since the first
game, were out to turn the tables,
and the game started off fast from,
tho draw. The ball travelled fast
for the Fernie goal but the situation was easily relieved by a
strong defence and by neat combination the ball was worked
down to the homo, and after a
few passes Fernie scored.. Before
the whistle blew for quarter time
the local home twico more found
the nots, making the score 3—0,
which was unchanged at tho call
of time.
The game in spots, was inclined
to be rough, but due to tho watch-
fullness of referee Blundell the par.
ticipants quickly decorated th-e
The recoipts secutrod through tho
passing of tho hat wero vory liberal and encouraging to the boys.
now    estimated at "from
to $1,000,000'.- The Shelby.
Tube Co., is a branch of the,Unit-
ed States Steel -(.Corporation. \
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'*!,£,   ',~tr\.\s-
Vancouver, June 26—Hon. Dr,
Young, provincial secretary, who
Is in the city to-day from Victor,
ia, states that alter the summer
holiday* the rule will be adopted
that every pupil must show a certificate of vacduuliou., eke hu will
not he allowed to attend.
Another announcement made
was that frmt text books will be
supplied next term, Involving an
initial outlay of 930.000.
THAT ho is very glad to soo
that tho police took his gentle
hint and attended the band concort on Sunday ovoning, This is a
move in the rijht direction,
»   *   »
THAT some , of our merchants
havo from time to timo made complaints about pooplo sending east
for goods. Of course it is wrong
for pooplo to deal outsido of Fernio. And it is juBt as wrong (or
these sumo merchants to soncf east
for printing. Somo of them haggle about the price. And when
thoy got It hero from tho east thoy
will 11ml it costs them as mv.ch, if
not more than thoy can get it
dono for in town. Now It is jtiMt.
as fair for people to deal with
Eaton as   it is for the merelnntii
to send iiwnv for printing.
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THAT ho would suggest that
about two more planks bn put
down on the walk Around the In*
gram buildin* in uourfiii of faction. Tha wftiK- is too narrow at
.yu.u.'.i, a;.-. -,.•'-i>'.i xfiili lixhy •»■-
rlnge.i frequently have to he jo'it-
led off the walk to pass someono
coming the other way.   Two mere
planks would fix it all right.
• • *
IvkikAa. I..A, quad* nm Miminxt. 1
were out in a Hunch Thursday and j
our friend "tailor** Mcleod was
there too. All he could say was
the ••Critics" That! That! That !
He is going fishing on Sunday to
come in closer contact with na-
I ttir* and Bobby Burn*.
The   Virginia    Brissac Company
played    here   on   Thursday nignt
ana also Friday night and are going to put on "Sweet Clover" py
special request as a matinee,   and
"Captain     Swit't"    this   evening.
This   company is about the best
that has played in this city for a
very long,   time,  and they should
receive a large,patronage. We had
the pleasure of witnessing     their
production of "Sweet Clover" . on
Thursday   night,    and'' while the
audience was small, the play was
beautifully   staged   and co'rrectly
rendered throughout.   The    peoplo
have   had so many really     poor
plays dished up to them at    this
opera house lately that it is small
wonder tho crowd was small when
a high class company should , at
last appear,     On account of'the
'"close" action of the past managers of the opera house we decided
not to mention any shows at all,
but having received the following
letter from Dad Simpson, of   the
Cranbrook    Horald,    and   boing
handed    ''comps"   by   Mr. Owon,
(somot'hing new for us to (got) wo
decided to attend and criticise   as
we   thought,   Miss Virginia Bris-
sac is    a roallv high class actress
who will win iricnas whorovor sho
appears.   It would hardly dio ° to
outline any of tho other players,
as they aro all equally balanced,
and show that thoy play nothing
but   tho    bent,    Their acting     is
pleasing, and   thoir style and do-
portment   shows     that thoy have
workod to a high pinnacle in th6
thoatrical   lino.    Tho letter   from
"Dad" speaks volumes, ns will bo
Mr. W. C. Stanley, Manager,
District Lodger,
Fornio, B. G.
Dear Sirs—This will introduce
you to C. A, Owens, advance
man for tho Virginia Brihs-aa Co,
It is vory noldom that I have nuy
wotds of enthu-aiaw-n ior the av*
orage company travelling
' through this part oi the coun
try, but last evening I
Our    House    Furnishing   Department   is   now
replete with all the staples and the newest novel ies.
Lace Curtains
Portiere Curtains
Lace Bed  Setts
Bolster  Frames
Curtain  Rods
fi ■     . *
Window Shades
Carpet Squares
and    Rugs
Floor Oilcloth
Hammocks, Tents, Linoleums, Etc., Etc.
al! on   second   floor
Trites-Wood Co.
Stork's Opera, House Tonight
The   Beautiful   Kuglisli ."Dr.-tm;.
Captain Swift
Ladies'   and  Children's   Mcitinec
,   Sweet Clover
Special  Announcement by Request
Pricest  25c and 50c
Lieutenant Govornor Bulyoa arrived in tiro city on Wednesday
last and tho following morning,
went out to Diamond city, accompanied by Supt. Wilson of the
mounted polioo, and two othor
gentlemen who-arc lntorestod with,
him in the mino ftt that point.
Miss Lucille EclistrOM, the
daughtor of Chris, tho gonial pro*
prlotor of tho Dallas hotel has returned irom Seattle, whore sho
has boon attending school.
Tho protest that tbo Trades and
Labor Council lodged with tho
city council regarding tho unsatls.
factory fire arrangements at the
opera houso has borne fruit. Tho
manager has mado two additional
oxlts, which allows tho ball to be
cleared in 30 seconds,
The new chief of police has boon
making his presence felt during
tho week, having persuaded fifteen
pluait-uro     of   witiuKiiing a por*
fonuftiice by this company and I . imj,,10Wn
THAT the "agiVtor" ^ho *«"«
trying to rai»» •« extra row on
Saturday night earn* within an
»*•> of getHne more than -would
have ,b«#n trood tor him. It in    a
bad habit to
p«opl#*s flghti.
'butt in" on other
of tho tinhorn fraternity that    it
*,e \0™' j would bo unhealthy ior them     to
iiaa the | remftln jn Luthbridne any loiter.
a l'»r"j Thoso parasites have leit for parts
,- , ,--     .   -       ...  .-.--. - ft      , i unknown,
feel free to Ray that it Ih ono of       . A. .., .
tho best I have -.0,11 in years. In ! A .v«7. P?"/ wp.IJ.ng was sol-
fact 1 havo pnltl from $1,00 to I <\*\*n*"*'tl ,"trW"dQB#e''.?*.yr «Sj.it
?2.00 to wHne,u. performances • «Wene« o I. Stauller, llcdpath
,,. (.„,„"nwl„P r(,„„ Vv(4n^ tJntroot. Tho contracting parties
the Pacific coast that did' not > w.erc }.U0*J Wli*on- *';*'•"• «»8'«««
equal the presentation at Uan* 1 "; u*'uHtfSl,.,1,!,J;, , "
brook last evening. So far n» I, Cft'**f''0« °* I*MM«Wb^
know not one word of adverse ! The Hov. A. M. Cordon of Kmox
erftfeifim has been made, but on ! flhureh omeiated. Mr. and Mrs.
the contrary everybody on tho I Wilson were the recipients of a
«trr*4«ti this morninr* are t-dWlnr-! Urj»e number of valuable prowntl,
in the highest words of prai*e of'?*•«' •f'*,,JJiy coupie trnve It-n ior
the performance given last even- I Cranbrook were they will reside,
ing. What is more, you will find
Mr. Owens a perfeet gentleman
and a man of hit word, and the
members of the company without a single exception are ladies
ar.-l Rentlenten. If you want to
do something to favor the peo
jO* rtf your tnven boost
company. You -will make
Very truly yours,
CrA.l-.rook, B,
C, June 23, 1008.
The    Lethbridge     brewing   Co.
have presented a handsome silver
cup as the   championship trophy
for   the    Crow's   Nest   Baseball
league, to be competed for annually.   It i.'. ativUr.f- nilver and jcotd
lined,   supported by two baseball
*h\e j statu!>*-*   nn  en eViony hw.      Th* )
no ■ local    -iliiyem    are confident tbat
Uhey can annex it.
R.   .Sage or.* of our prominent
closing by-law. Mr. Sago intends
to mako a tost case of it and has
appealed. '
Tho ground for Mr. Sago's action is based on tho tact that
drug stores are allowed to remain
open, all hours of the night, not
only to Hell drugs "but stationery
also, and Btationory being Mr.
Sage's particular line of business
ho considers that tho city fathers'
ar« 'injuring him by allowing tho
druggists ,to sell othor than drugs
aftor 0 p.m. Tho case will bo
watched with considerable interest
by othor business men horo,
Nomination and election of of*
fleers of Local 574, U.M.W. of A,
took pluce on Tuesday. Tho
wholo of the officers were returned
unopposed; D, H. Quigloy, Pres. ;
Jno. Larson, Vico Pres,; C. Peacock, Soc-tr-m*.; Thos, Ileaton,
Bee, Soc; S. Begalla, Con.
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The loague football match play*
cd on Iocnl grounds last Saturday
t-venuig hutweti) Coal Clock and
Fernie wa» witnessed by a good
number 01 Mipporters of both
teams. Coal Creek, the chain*
ploiiK of throo couuequotivo sea*
noils, wero 'aadly bnaten, tho final
Mcoii1 fitntiding 3 to 0 in favor ot
Fernif.   While defeated in such     a
,1     r*    4 #*.     *i
fi-rtrtd loftier*, ntid «!tll|,el»im !"*-,.»v
will be in at the ftnUh for tho
chaiupiontahip, so, that like all
other gantet-, football *««*•. have
its dark hories. Femie on the
other     hand    Is highly elated  at
***-.Mr     a*,'.4,     *.'M **.*.**   t,^ft   V., ,'•   ttin
"cup" already in sight. The local
team are to be congratulated on
their Knowing so far this season,
and it Is the desire of all our
cHlt-ens to tee th*em land the pennant.
' '0—- '   ■  ■ ■■
I buiine't   wen   has been fined live
\ dollar* for «   breach   of the early
Sports in connection with ' the
xhovt will take place in Michel or.
July lst. Valuable prlw* given.
Dance in the hall at night.
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•DISTRICT   ,LEDGER,    TERNIE,  B.  C, JUNE 87,' 1908.
an  imaginary- re-
an     examination
the requirements      oi
-    Third   Class Candidates.
Tuesday, June 16th, 1908. Time,
9 a7m. to 12.30 p.m. 65 per. «nt.
required.       ,"'''"
Note.   The  candidate   li'is.t sign
■ each    sheet ' with his usual signature.    \
, 1. What arc the" duties of the
fireman "as set forth in the. .-special
rules? ' "
2t What are the requirements o£
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 lequired by
the act in this case?   -
4. How would you proved to
make an examination o: your district? Make an "•. ij-in :■* if-pcrt
mentioning some defect found during your examinalio.i.
5. What does the ait' stip< lftte
with regard to man h"!e!>?
6. What are he •>. ovision's oi
the act with regard to .he v.--th-
drawal of the workmin i:. case of
7. What are the .-.qui;*' a -.-us of
the. act with regard to b:dicing
and fencing in the mine?
8. What are the r«.-jui.:?m...nts oi
the general rules .vith i .-ard 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?
8. ,Make
made .under
Rule 30?'   -•     .' ' "''     ?"'
9. What are the provisions of
the'- act. under rule 6 .s to the
testing of safety lamps and state
exceptions if any?
10. What are the'rev1\3a.->.'nents
of the act\with/-igai-d to n-en-
holes and, fencing?
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 par cent,
on the whole. *
Note. The candidate .iiust sign
each sheet with his usual signature.
«1. Name and describe the various gases found" in coal mines,
where found and how „defected,
and give specific gravities? 20
examine the various workings assuming     that   you     are fireboss?
Make an imaginary re-port of your
examination? 12
3. Describe the precautions necessary in general shot firing, and
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
air currants? 12
5. Describe the various means,
appliances and fixtures nece*.sury
to properly conduct the air ci r-
rent to various parts of the mine?
1 'B, Describe tho various in3tru-
ments 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 tho rir
courses? *0
7. Sketch a compound sot of
timbers for level where tho pressure is equal on roofs and sidoF,.
show notch which would admit
of least amount of splitting? •>   10
8. Describe somo systom of
working coal with which you aro
acquainted? Givio sketches if necessary? 1"
9. ' How would you romsvo a |
body of jjnH from n, pair of lise [
bondings? i0 I
10. Ventilate tho plan glvon,
using the conventional sign
shown? 20
Second Class Candidates.
Tuesday, June 16, 1908'.      Time
2. p.m., to 5.30 p.m. 70 per cent,
. Note,- The candidate must sign
each sheet with his usual signature.'
1. Name the various gases met
with, in coal mines. Describe their
various properties and give specific gravities and symbols. Where
are these gases found and how detected? > 2P"
2. How many cubic feet of
marsh gas will be required to be
generated in a mine per'minute to
render dangerous a currant of 45,-,
000 cubic feet of air, per n ."nute ?
20 , ''.."'
3. What is meant by the diffusion of gases? Explain Graham's
law of diffusion. , j0
- 4. State what experience you
have had with any or all of the
dangerous gases met with in coal
mines, giving an instance .-.I the
method employed1 in removing, the
same, if in your experience, and if
not. state what methods you
would employ in removing a large
body of gas?                                    ,?5
5. Explain the principle of the
safety lamp., Describe one "representative safety lamp with which
you are familiar, making sketches
if necessary? , -"'-0
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? 10
7. To what causes are explosions in coal mines due? Describe
the various conditions which may
cause or contribute' to an explosion, and what precautions would
you tak» to prevent them? lo
8. > In spontaneous combustion
in a coal mine, what'-gases -are
produced? ' What "are the probable
_   .    _    £ « 4.«*»A4.,4e_/.4-im'KiiRtlo-n.
causes- oi- &jju "*-«-**---*"»-*~'-"-'—-^	
and     what    general     precautions
would you take |o prevent it?    12
9. What would be the danger
resulting from,a blown' out shot
upon a mine? atmosphere charged
without coal dust and' a small
percentage of fire damp? 12
10. Is it possible that an explosion of fire damp in a .safety
lamp would be of. sufficient foice
to pass the flame through the
gauze? Explain fully.'
Second Class, Candidates. ■„
Wednesday, June 17, 1908. Time,
2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. 50 per cent,
required. ■     *
Note. The candidate must, sign
each sheet with his usual signature.        ' ■
1. -Describe with sketches some
system of mining coal, with which
you aro acquainted, preferably
one of the two common systems.
Accompany the sketch with, a'sec-
tion' of the seam showing a portion of roof and floor?. 12.
" 2. Describe the different systems;
of haulage used in mines, and
state under what conditions each
of these systems '- could ibe advantageously used? 1°
, 3. Describe' with sketches the operation of extracting pillars from
a panel', and explain the precautions you would take in working,
assuming the seam to be 8 feet in
thickness, and rising 1 to 8?     10
4.   In     stalls   21   feet   in width
keen the working faces :ree from
gas during the withdrawing ofpil-
lars?     "-,       \      -    ,-'■•   .-     i"    .''IO
3 To what cause or causes are
sudden outbursts of gas generally
due? In a mine subject to sudden
outbursts of gas, what precautions
would you take .to prevent loss of
life*? What .warnings." usually pre-
ceed outbursts" of gas?        -  ':   -10
4 In a mine the quantity of air
measured in the return is 165,000
cubic feet per minute, and contains
3 per cent, of fire dam?. What
quantity .of fire damp is given off
in the mine? What is the least degree .in tlieJ'quantity of air that
will render the return air explosive
and what decrease of gas will render th'e return air explosive?  ■"'  15..
5 Name and describe several,of
the most important safety lamps.
In what velocity of fire damp
charged air currents do the representative safety lamps become unsafe? ' "  '   ,    . .       .   -     ,12
6 Describe the coal dust theory.
W. J. Wriglesworth, D D, S,
Office Hounsi-  '"  8 loto 12 a" m. 1 to 5 p. m
,       ,S.S0 to 8 w'.m.
, '     Office in A ax. t "-k's tttouk
overSliniv   tiakerv.   - .    •, ' .
KERNIE,-    .., -.        -     ,,  -      - 8.C
where the coal is twelve feet in' What are the'.dangers arising from
thickness; heavy-shale roof and
full slips; timbered in the usual
way; but roof breaks over the timbering after the face has advanced.
Describe with sketch, how* you
would deal with these conditions?
12        , -,    * '     ,''■''.    '
What    is the proper gradient
m. A; KASTftER
Insurance' and Customs Broker
for main level with a view to-economical * (haulage? What is the
least gradient you would lay a
self acting incline, havnng regard
to the number and weight of cars
in the set? 12,
6. In building, a series of stoppings to seal off a mine,fire, at
what part of th« affected area
would' you commence to place the.
stoppings, and where would you
finally seal off the air? 12
. 7, After an. explosion of fire
damp in a mine how would you
organise the rescue corps, and
how would you proceedHo explore
the mine with a' view of saving
life and property? 15
8. What is the horsepower of a
single "cylinder engine of 15 inches
diameter' and 30 inches stroke run-,
ning 75 revolutions per minute,
mean effective pressure 70 lbs?     15
9. From a gangway which is
driven south ' 70 east the , rooms
are driven north, 55 east^ The
width of room and pillar is 50
feet,-   what is the distance on the
from centre to centre
percussion or compression arising
from blown out shot's or other
causes?  ' 12
7 If the quantity of air passing
into a mine.is 75,000 cubic feet
per minute at a temperature, of 50
F. and the quantity > measured in
the return is 82; 000 cubic feet per
minute and the temperature-75.F,
what quantity of the decrease is
dnie to, expansion from the increase
of temperature, and what quantity is due-to-gases given off in the,
miine^ neglecting, barometrical conditions?,, *„'',' "■ 20
8 What is, meant' by the diffusion, occlu(sioh, transpiration and
effusion of gases? . 10
9 Describe the conditions of the
mine, "atmosphere after" an explosion, and giving an approximate
composition of the same? 10
10 Describe how you would enter
a mine after an explosion and conduct" rescue .work? * , 12
What ■     conditions      would
you   in   determining     the
width of  rooms  and thickness
Second Class Candidates.
Wednesday, June 17, 1908. Time,'
9 a.m. to 12,30 p.m. 70 per cent.
Note. The candidate must fiign
each shfect with his usual slpna*
1. State fully what experience
you  have    had in tho vontilation
Second Clans Candidates,
Tuesday, June lflth, lttOfl. Tlmn,
0 a.m.. to  1.30 p.m. 70 por cent,
" Not'-'. The candidate nu-.t «lgn
each nhcft with his usual filgna-
1. What aro the dutiea of the
overmen under tho Hpoclal rules,?
2. What HuppU..\s aifi neji-ssary
to be on hand at the mino for the
safe and economical opera-ion oi
ttie i.iui.e, mux v, aai uoc. u.u >.tv
require in this rr-xpect?
3. What do the geivifnl lulfi ic* ,
qulro as to ventilation? j
a      tin. . *        tt.,   ..».„•».. .-4... „   ,,  ■
 ' *     tt ~    '"
to the use of lights and tobacco ,
where safety lamps are required lo ,
bo used? i
5,   What aro the requirements of
the act as to the use of explosives i
in mln« in whfeh fnflamtunble gnu ■
has been found within the preeed*;
ing thvt>« mouthstf
0.   What    examinations aro  re*.
of coal mines, giving, a description
of somo system of ventilation
which may havo occurred in your
experience? 10
2. Stato tho principles upon
which vontilation in mines depends. What is tho cause of tho
air's motion in mines and what
are tho resistances to bo overcome? .12
3. Tho quantity of air passing
in an airway Is 140,000 cubic feet
per minute and tho v/ater f>;uage U
2 Inches, what is tho horsepower
producing tho ventilation? 12
4. In an .airway measuring 7
feet 0 Inchon liigb, 8 feet wido at
the top, and' 0 foot 6 inches at tho
bottom, nnd tho aiiomomotor roads
3l>0 revolutions per minutn, what
Is tho qnftntlty of air passing?   12
; ft. The total rubbing surface of
■a square airway Is 150,000 square
: fi'et mid tlio length of tho airway
,4,5000   font,  tho quantity cf   air
passing Is 7fi,000 cubic fe^t
'minute, what is the  velocity
, tlio
♦ im* nn air current and what aro
tlio    advantages   to   be    derived
'     RULES,
First Class Candidates.
Tuesday, June 16th, 1908.-Time,
9 a.m. to 12.30 p. m. 70 per cent,
Note. The candidate must sign
each sheet with his usual signature.
• 1 What are the duties of the
manager as provided for in the
special rules,
2 What are the requirements of
the act as to the various plans of
tho mine?
3 What are the requirement's of
the act as to the employment of
young persons, women, and children, in the mine?
4 What does tho act state as to
the appointment of the check-
weighman by the men? What is
tho limit of the checkrweighman's
powers, how is ho paid, and under
what conditions may he be removed?
5 Under what conditions may an
enquiry "be instituted in regard to
the incompetency of coal mino officials and how is this inquiry conducted?
0 Under what conditions may an
intorvial bo required between the
shiftH of work in a mine?
7 What doos tho act specify with
regard to machinery and boilers?
8 Fill out tlio accident form given. Assume nn accident at the
face , and supply an Intelligent
•.ketch of tho kuiiio,
0 What   doi;»    tho act stipulate
with regard to U>o vuntllaUon bo-
per I lnB supplied at too high a voloc
of' "
ulr current in feet- per minute? .
Whnt   is tbo object of split- j
1 ity?
10 What are the requirements of
the net afi to the watering, of dry
and dusty mines? State exception;., if any?
.First  Class Candidates.,
Wednesday," June 17, 1908. Time,-
9 a.m. to 12.30 p. m. 70 per cent,
required.       a "
-Note. The Candidate must "sign
each sheet with his usual signature.      .*■,.'
1 If 65,000'cubic feet of.air per
minute passes - through an-airway
-7^W_'fQo4-L™i tVi_o_Mrn tpr-o-uaPifi-oflJ. .5_
-f m^-,—*i4»4«— .. * —-m. —*-—   ~0 "■     D ~  —   —
inches, what quantity "of air will
pass through,, another airway , of
the same length.8x8 feet in section
the pressure remaining • the same?
15 •''     . t i '.
2 140,000 ciib'ic feet'is delivered
at the foot of the down cast shaft
and divided into' three splits as
follows; ~ ■   "      „
Split (a) 6x7 ft. x 5000,ft. long.
Split (b) 6x6 ft', x 4500 ft long.
Split (c) 6x5 ft x 4000 ft. long.
What quantity '.will pass through
eaCh airway? 20
■ i3 A fan running 65 revolutions
per minute gives a water guage of
1,9 in, The speod pf tbe fan is increased to 85 revolutions per minute, what will be the pressure? If
tho increased quantity is 110,000
cubic feet per minute, what is tho
horsepower? . 15
4 Explain the* principle of the
ventilating fan.- What conditions
in the mino would govern you in
determining tho diameter, and
width of the fan? 10
5 Explain tho difforonco botweon
a force fan and an exhaust fan. In
case of a fire if it became necessary
to change an cr»haust fan into , a
force fan how can you do go?    10
6 Givo an intelligent sketch
showing the arrangement nccos-
sary to offect the chango required
in tlio previous question? • 10
7, In an air course 6 ft. x 8 ft. in
(section and 5,500 ft. long, what
is tho velocity of tho uir current,
whon tho water 'guago ntand's at 2
inches? 15
8 Glvo a sketch of what you
consider a good overcast, such
sketch ( to show dimensions ond
othor details sufficiently complete
to consl.nict tho game? 15
. 0 Sxplain tho principle of tho
flow of air in mines? 10
10 Ventilate tho plan given, lining tho conventional signs shown?
really efficient, practical and economical-system of watering'a dry
and dusty mine? ■ 10
5 From a. pair of shafts in the
centre of" a square field of coal,
what is tlie maximum 'area you-
would consider it practicable and
advisable to work, haying regard
principally to ventilation and underground transportation, pumping and the limit of practical^
economy?*-- 10
6-The length of a mam and tail
rope   haulag«   is   7,000   feet   (*no
grade) the. weight per.foot of the
main rope is 0.8 lb per foot    and
the,  weight    of   the   tail rope 0.6
pound per,foot, the full cars weigh
6,000 pounds and the empty cars
weigh 1800 pounds and the train
consists of 15 cars,  what are the
tensions   on    the     main and tail
ropes?   If the average speed is 10
miles per hour, what is the' horsepower due to     the maximum tension ^of the ropes? , 20
. -7 Give a' short description of the
geology   of    any", coal,, field with
which   you    are acquainted, mentioning some of its peculiar features?                                               Q   .   10
8 State what precautions     you
would   use    to    prevent accidents
and    fires    arising  from  defective
installation - of   electricity   in the
mine for power purposes?          . r10
9..Describe'a good type of coal
mining machine and' the conditions
best suited to its use? .  , 10
. 10 Describe some of the uses and
advantages,,   in    using   reinforced
concrete in mines?1 ' 10
Crow's,' Nest ..Trading:   Co.
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L.   P.   Eckstein
Karkihtkk-at-Lavv,   SOI.HUTOK
I'oouis 1 &3. Hemlfcrbon hlook.  Kemie. B.C.
fl. Kerr & Co;
Contractors and Builders
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R.  V. KEKK. ;   .     .
Ara-hittct      and SnperintendeH,
-    Offict  «t   li*«trttiic»,.
meets in-the Miners' Hall every,
■   alternate Thursday at 8 p.m.'
I„ SNOW. Pj,-es. " ,        -,   K. iilCKER, See.
J. Barber, l.d.s., d.d.s;,
T. \V    Block,   opposite the-
Office hours—8 ii.ni to H p.m.
Lame & Fisher >
Crow's    Nest    Trading   Co.    Block',
.. Ferine.  B. C.
Builder and Contractor
Estimates cheerfullv given.and work
promptly executed to the satis- -
fnction of our customers.    '
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■ ■ ' ~ *    -. . ,
Townske   Airents-
Kernie n. d Hosmer
Fire, Lite & Acci
dent Insurance
W, R, uk 88, K, 0,
Ross & Alexander
„ '   « FERNIE, B. C.
Office tn ii.',T, iV..Block, Victoria Avenue,
 o \	
Henderson Block   Fernie
TMvi.   Clnsa CaiifUflnteH.
TuL-mlay,, June 10th, lOOfl. Timo,
th.-- -air cfirnmt? llJ! 2 p.m. to tVC-lO. p.m.
V.   Si-trici U:e   the   vnrlous mimim j lorjulrcd,
wini  for  con-durtlnj;  antl  rognltit-
'■■, v.',,l
•vv    i i-.-.r-.'H'-'riVii I
,,ri.,rrTI .•<-,..«, -hi ll*nHinr* t.V»» I
•whlMi   yon  would  tf[Ait \
10 i
70 jinr cent.
Hi (Til
u.«; Uip air min-nt m iiuiaeBi a-1-*
«. Hof, rt high wnter (juase always IntHcrito ft Inrgr! 'iimntity of
«ir passing? Wlmt does a low
v/fttfr f-wriR* with a lft»'ff« quantity oi ftlr pfttuinK indicate? 12
0. Givo a ukeleh of what you
4»*>n<.!fli*r     to be tx ffOod  overcrmt,
Sain.   Tlio (•rui'liilato must
.U4<-.t:t    'M4'i,i4   Si..-.   \iaS4*k   J.
And   what     Tnnterlal   you would
.     A*_ ,        con*lder   b«t    to wte  In H« eon-
qulKd by tbe act by the various • |tnwt|oBf 12
10.   Ventilate    the   plan given,
using     the    conventional     »i|Pft»
mine official*?
7.   What are the r^uiremfnti of
the aet at to tbe thawing of   ex- j
1 Nnnie r.n-1 de«cribo tho Boyornl
gases mot with In eo/il rnlncf*, give
atomic weight,!., symbol.., specific
(•ravltien ami properties, where
found nml hm- produced, how do-
teeted and under what conditions
do they become dangerous to human life? 20
2 How would you deal with an
accummulation of gas over (alls
in pillar workin-jt*, state generally
the method* you xvnniA adopt,   to
Firut Clnfis Crtiidhlntos,    '
WeduePdny, Juno" 17, 1008. Timo
H p.m. to £).-lio p.m. oo ior cent,
Note, Tho'erindhlftti-. must sign
each Hliflot, with hit. utiual signu-
1     I)^4.,.!1.4,  .,.l, ^ *.   .,4.,,   f.f.^i \ftnr  t*Hf
hirst mothod of working deep conl
mines subject to. creep? 10
2 Under what condition* would
you prefer to install tho long wall
system of mining coal? Give rough
bU'.'Mi of method e-n-d *how section of seam with roof and floor?
3 Mention the several explosions
commonly u**d in mines, describe
their properties and tbe dangers
attending the use of each? 10
4 Describe    what you    consider
"First Class Candidates.
Thursday, June 18, 190S. Tjme,
2 pim. to 5.30   p.m. 50 per cent,
required.       ■    " u, '•   ■
Note.   The  candidate must sign
ture.      ., , -
1 What are the several uses of
an accurate mine plan, and what
are the dangers and consequent results' arising from, not having an
accurrate' and complete plan of
the mine? 10
2 Compare the merits of compass and Transit surveying as
compare/d to mine surveying?     10
3 Do you consider the use of instruments of extreme precision-necessary' in all1 the details of mining surveying? If not, state under what conditions instrupients
of less-precision may be used.    10
4 A mine drivage runs north 190
l'eet, thence west 400 feet, thence
south 125 feet, thence west , 150
feet, thence north 525 feet, thonce
east 450 feet, what is the courso
and distanco from start to faco.
This question^ must bo answered
from computation only. ' 20
5 Itlot tho following survey of a
scale of one . chain to ono inch.
Close the survey giving course and
distanco of romaining courso and
take out tho area. North 400
links, S, 80 E. 410 links, S. 00 E.
300 links, S. 25 W. 550 lonlm. 20
Q From tho following level notos
plot iv . profile to a scale of 100'
foot to one inch horizontal nnd 10
foot to ono inch vortical. Assume
station 0 100 feet elevation,
0 1,0.40 	
,1 4.1)5 7.50
2 G.72 11-20
3 4.81 3,40
4 10.20 2.10
5 4.44 3.45
fl 5.40
.   Stations aro 100 feet apart    20
7 A gangway is driven south 75
east and the roomi, north 00 oust,
The rooms aro 30 foot and the pillars 35 foot wido. Whnt in Hip difl-
tnnco from tho cenlro to centre on
gangway'? IB
8 Compare tho relative merits of
plotting by:
Latitude and Departure,
lly J-rotriictoi'i
By Chords, 10
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;;   Sewer
Excavations taken  out, etc..
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Cox Street
Phones 94 and   147.    P. O. Box 417
Victoria Ave.
Fernie. B. C.
Fresh   Milk
Delivered to all parts of the town
Gorrle Bros., props.
Throo   years   ato our daughter
Hprainod hor anUlo and liad licen
suffering terribly for two dayR and
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^#,SJ,        U'^,44,... .4.4*..,        ».V.,       -4"    •     4 >.        M.       ...-,.
me, Mr. Stalling**, of Ihitlor, in
TennMee, told us of Chamberlains
Pain Balm. Wo went to the »toro
that nifflit and p,ot a bottio ol It
and bathed her anWe two or thres
times and she went to slfep and
had a Riood nifflit'i rest. The next
morning tibe wan much bettor, and
in ft short time could walk around
and had no more trouble with lier
ankle. E. IH. Brumitt, Hampton,
T»nn. 25 aud 50 cent stfea for
•ale by all druggiiti,
o .
Subieribe for tb* DlJttriet ledger.
Fit for a King
Tlio meiitB thnt you buy
Irom us are lit for ti klnir.
Wo Roll noMtliifT- that Is
not tho bo8l, llmt la why
wo Iiiivoro many ploiiHcd
utiBtonicra laot ub dt—
nutPBtiito thin (net by a
trial. Vollto attention
and, prompt flervlco.
Calgary Cattle Co.
) Notico in horoby given that 30
j days aftor date I intond to apply
I tn thn Hon. Chiof Commineionoi'
j of Lands, and Works for a license
tu  JJ'.'O'ti'r.Ct (Ot   k4-0ui aWlJ ycU-jlcUili
on tlio following lands aituato in
tho district of southeast Kooton*
ay, BritiHh Columbia, block 4503.
Commencing at a post planted
nt. or n«ar 5 miles east of 26 mile
post of present CP.R. survey adjoining block 1503 on the west,
and being the S, W. corner post
of Fred E. Good'aU's claim, thence,
south 80 chains; thence, east
80 chains; thence north 80 chAlns;
to point of commencement making
0-10 acres more or le**.
Located this 3rd day of December, 1007.
Harry Couillard, Witness
W. E, Coates, Jr,   Agent
Fred E. Goodall, Locator.
Commencing at a post planted
at or near 0 miles east of 05 mile
post of present C.P.R. surrey ad*
Tradc Mahko
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Anrono rtcnillpu n tliotdi enddMcrlntlon nm?
llfclilr micortnlii cni
 r micortnlii <iur oplnloii froo wliiulinr 1111
i IniM nl rl«itlr rnninimiLriii. .llAHODOpK on 1'nt onus
■outfroo. (Niloiit npr.iiRyfoj.f'rniirriirJMUoiit*,.
'   ho, Hi Ida
.'ntfli-.11 tnkon t.......,	
tp-fi(itiit)tt«, wittiour, oUnrno,
linnUii       ' "       '
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.1 IIOl.'U
A lmnawmoly UluutmtuiJ wcokly. I.mi'oat in*'
on) Ml nil of nny •olonilllu toumnl,   Turin* for
C.iiunl t, if.Ufi it vow, poaURO prapiitil,   Butd by
nil iioi.-iKjualurH,
]rt86iDfoid*sy, flew York
do,in VOU, VtethlOftloo, U, 0.
joining block '1503 on tlio wost,
and being tlio S. \V, corner post
of Mrs, Mary E. Goodall claim;
thonco north 80 chains; thenco
oaHt 80 chains; thonco south 80.
chains; thonce went 80 chains; to
;;  pc'."t   cf  "«wr"**'*W|i*    1vo*i',1*/\'»
040 no.roB more or less.
Locatod this 3rd day ol Decern*
ber, 1007,
Harry Couillard^Witn«ss
W, E, Coatos, Jr. Agent
Mrs, Mary E. Goodall, Locator,
OomTi.ui.ung al a poal j*.u.ut<jti
at or near 0, point 1 mile east of
tho 25 mile post of present CF,
It. siirvtty adjoining blloek 4503
on the west, and boinlng tlio S, E,
corner post of Leonard W, Baker
claim; thence north 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains; thence aonth
80 chains; thence east 80 chains
to a point of commencement making 040 acres more or less.
Located this 13th day of November, 1007,
G. 0. IC. Coleman, Witneus
W. E. Coates, Jr. Agent
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Synopsis of an address delivered
,sa.t *Coal  Creek' on Sunday, " June
21st, by J. Shooter, before an' ap:
.preciative audience,   D.  Paton  occupying the   chair.   Several  ques.
dividual production. The workshop
gave way to the factory, the spinning wheel to the spinning mach-1
ine, the' hand 'loom" to the blacksmith's ' hammer to the power
loom'and the steam hammer,.and
these as Engels, says; had -.to   be
tions-were.asked and answered by   °Pel'i-'-tf.d socially.;   The    products
the speaker
- Modern Socialism has been described by Engels, as consisting in
a recognition of the class antagonism's existing in society, and of
the anarchy which pertains in our
anodes of production; it is the flrst
idea,- that of class divisions, we
are met to consider, to-night' and
one which forms a great part of a
•greater whole; it-is necessary for
every Socialist to ,'have'"a 'correct
-understanding' •- of what is meant
'   by the-   class struggle;  it is also
■■ important ' to know how this
struggle has ' been brought 'about;
.why there is a struggle; who' are
the\ contending , parties; ■ and the
-«j9ry best weapons to use if'we ara
to be successful, i do not intend
to weary you with struggles , -of
.bygone days of which . history
abounds; sufficei it to say that the
history of the human race has
■been an;, history of. class struggles,
based upon economic,^, interest,
there is no disputing the fact that
we, today,_are'engaged in one of
the. greatest -struggles that' has
ever decked the.pages?of history,
and one that will have1 far reach-
,   ing consequences both to us    and
those   that   follow, after us.     We
'- meet and hear of „ persons who-
still tell; Us, there "is no division in
.society, but to any person who
° will not-look through' blue glasses
but will study present day society,'
ihe.-will soon be convinced that so-;
■ciety has within its hostile classes
 because :_ther-evidencesj.&re_sn_pfl t...
«rit and the facts so-real that it
amounts. to a .peryertion of the
tfiith to say there is no' antagonisms' „ in. "society." What' are the
factors which go,to make a division in . society possible? There
must , first of all be two parties,
- who, are divided, whose interests
clash andu conflict. That we have
g-ot two such parties in the capitalists and. wage-workers must be
patent, to all, we have on ttie one
hand the owners of the means of
life,' which we are all'dependent
on, for our.existence; on the other
hand we have those who.'own no-
, thing, '.only, thoirj-llrjbor 'power, it
is  to the   interest . of the private
• owners, of industries to: get whatever profits i they can * through
their ownership, it is also to the
interest - of? the owners' of-labor
- ■ power, ,,.to - get. as much am thjoy
.'-'possibly can'for their labor power.
" You will;readily see what ■ is , to
the advantage of one, works to
the advantage of the other, If profits go ' up, wages go down, and
vice vorsa..-■ Most'•'of us, wero
taught to believe that' tho intoroat
of labor and capital wore identical
but such-is not-the case in actual-
also underwent,a change .from individual into social    products.   It
was   impossible     under'socialised
production for. a person to     say,
These are my products; they     had
now  gone,  through a social process arid one did'not know     how
i much of the product (belonged    "to
him." There was a time when     a
person' could mal-ne a Pair of shoes
himself,  with his  own Ittfsor,' .but
today shoes are made' in a factory
by a combination of men, so that
it   is .impossible     for a person to
say, "these-are, my products. They
are the'result of socialised production.   Under individual production
the'.products belonged to the pro-
ducersj it was his tools and labor
power" as" a rule that had produced, the'   commodity,     arid he was
.able,to     enjoy the benefits of-his
'own- production'.--1 '.'Right' here     is
the'starting,!;'point' o£->the present
class'    struggle. and of class divisions,    look at",   it how you will.
The class struggle is the outcome
of   the     contradiction between socialised production with capitalistic appropriation and it manifests
-itself as a struggle between-   " the
few n who   own .:, the 'means of life,
and the many who. are dependent
on the few for their very existence;
. between those    who exploit " arid
those > who ;'are'exploited."   'This
struggle    has'■become'., more   and
more --intensified through the;fact'
of the'.avenues,;.being closed'one by-
one, whereby a man might, raise
himself"'out" of the 'exploited class.
unconsciously ', preaches a'-J-class
struggle.     There   is     yet' another
movement,  and' a real' live   .' conscious niovement. engaged in this
class struggle,  a' niovement   that
understands- how    these   ^classes
have,-come about, the nature .of
the' struggle,'' and where the- solvation for the abolition of'classes is
tor,b'e found.   Tthis movement-'..has
behind   them- an 'imposing-'array'
of literature, monthly,, weekly and
daily'   papers   by   the-   score, , it
counts its adherents by the-; thousands, this "organisation puts   . to
shame all other organisations'.for-
solidarity    and unison, of purpose
and action.   Its members know .of
no sacrifice too great to make for
the'cause; they, are^ovganised upon
the. basis of a class struggle., Human-, history*,;    they   -.say,' up, to
now,, is an history of class struggles', but has only 'simplified class
antagonisms, .and drove men into
two hostile classes,  oppressor and
oppressed.   This  movement.    also
shows *how . one class,   the   owning
class - have J entrenched' themselves
behind governmental arid judiciary
powers; all the powers- have beeri.
captured by this class for the purpose of furthering their own peculiar?   interests.      This      conscious
'niovement is riot .slow in'pointing
out to the workers these facts and
in .telling ' them    ,if they wish to
abolish class strife they will have
to use modern weapons; and,that
weapon   is    the ballot box.     Not
only must the workers be  organised on the industrial field,     but
they, must    also  organise  on the
political field.   -The- Socialist par-
ty„is trying to educate the producing class aright, so that they may
use their vote for the purpose   of
capturing, ttie   reins   of '' government and once     and' for all abolishing the class struggle, ramd'two
leagues have • been formed for"- the
purpose of -• combating ,' the: spread
of .Socialism;  one is the National
Economic League;  the  other    the
National Association  of Manufacturers.   Both are'settling-down ,to
a hard;, fight, and mean to. retain
if   possible    all - the, powers they
have    captured.   It is now up - to
the working class, who are in the
majority,    to     know which class
they belong'.to, arid to get in line
with their class, a   become   , class
conscious,      realising     that   only
class cdnscious     movements affect
history. ■ The" class struggle in its
final   analysis   evolves', itself   into
a ' race • struggle • and*   class con-'
This is. anarchy, industrial. and
political.'   "--.-., .     '
The Socialists fight it whether
it be a product of Horgan'j Ryan,
Belmont,, the* dominant political
"machines; or "the work of_._ari. individual -bomb"'7 thrower. - -,   iy" ~
If Club  Cigar
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A few years ago it'.was far   more
possible that'it is now, for a man.
to   work   his   way "up out ofthe
slave   class   into the laster class)
like some'of the captains of industries have done,' Through the, centralisation of capital and its    development into trusts,-these avenues are   closed one after another.
Over, the doors of all the big    industries .are   written in large letters ttie words "No Road, Rockefeller ' tid's'lo eked the doors, of the
standard oil, Carnegie has     done
the   same   with   the steol   trust."
The   same    thing   applies   to .the
railways and other industries ; it
is much more diflloult now   than
when capitalism was young", for a
wage"-"worker'   to rise out'of his
crass.   Ho" has "to remain with his
"classIto,*?be itB teacher 'and guide
and,  point out tho way of emancipation;    thus radiating a spirit
of revolt and discontent amongst,
his    own "'class''at the" injustices
which nre .-heaped1  on thiat class,,
Socialism    is a most natural and
intelligent impression of that class
who are affected   ..most    |by    tho
.change's*   which havo taken   place
in   our-modes of production from
Individual, one's   into social ones;
ity, they aro in fact tho vory ,op
posito to ;boing identical; fhey, lie 'The* olasB■ strugglo- can be further
.  •as wide as 'the ;poles,aBundor.   it 'dtomonstratecl by tlio trades union-
'     is    UJogloal. ■ to ';' suppose,; wo can ,i"* movement,   .This"movement all
■ ' keep a* thing" and part^tti it   at 'unconsciously     preaches   a .class
•~V: the same time.   What "is this cause struggle.    Whenever   a  body     of
",:;of thoir interests lying apart and  »*■<>» form themselves into an or*
the cause of thioBe divisions.. .    ..   ganisation   with   interests   which
; Our society, of today is generally af° l)ooullttrly «•**-* own, and aro
aoknowlodged'.tob'e, ttie, work ;of  alfl0 <-W™slve in the pursuit    of
the' capitalist class, it was     tho tll08° intorasta, then society    has
capitalist    class  with  the aid of wlth,n •*' ttu   ho8tll°  clft8s*    but
tho proletarian that abolished ttie whon tho lntere"t which this class
feudal    regime, because' that oys* . l5urBU0 eon»io^ with the intorent
tern had outlived its utility   and   of   anothei*   •"»•«■■   then   there is
was'not in keoplng with the cap*  claBB fltri,°* ?1rR8 divisions, class
italistio mode of production. After ftntagonisms.Jjafled' upon ooon-om*
feudalism was     abolished,capltal*
io intorest. This is how the ciso
stands to-day on the industri.il
Held, between organised labor and
organised capital. Unions are
formed for tho purpose of getting
as much for their labor as thoy
can. Mastors aro out. to got all
tho profits they can, these interests
clash and there is endless stjifo
end fit\ntt,nt\r\y\
G. Coiuyvii,, ptciiJci.t. of tlio
American Federation of Labor,
who is* a trades unionist pure and
simple, has expressed concisely
what the demands of the workers
are; he says, ttie workers want
has been worked out through more wages, more of the comforts
simple co-operation, then manu* and leisure of, life. Those wero the
facture afterwards by modern in* wants of yesterday, they aro ttie
dustry. The remarkable thing wants of to-day," they will be the
about* those changes in the mode "wants of tomorrow and tomor*
Of production is they could not be row's morrow, These demands
brought about without changing are in direct opposition to the in*
them into social-means of produe* torest ot the* master class and the
tion; only workable through the natural result is strikes and look*
co-operation of labor. Socialised outs. Tbat is why we say tbat
production tooh th* place of    In* the trades union movement     all
ism was able to develop without
any restrictions, nnd wn have evi-
tdencea all around us of how it has
dovelopod. Before the introduction of capitalism, individual production was the rule and' the tools
of production belonged to thoBo
who used them; the system of ,pro-
uuvliuu  Wua |.C(4>ii.*it;qut4-lally  li.iultJ.
It -was uu 'Qngi'lii says, The historic work of capitalism to enlarge
these many means, ot production
and turn them into the powerful
lovers of production that wo soo
today,   fcitixx has saown how this
sciousrieTss^evolv^s^into^race cori-
sciousuess.   We ,  will show at   ,. a
future time how these work out.
A uniformed anarchist,, Inspec-
toe Schmittberger, says '.'The club
is mightier than . the .-. constitution,". . '
A     non-uniformed      anarchist,
named Silverstein, retorts,  "Then
the bomb is mightier than     the
■ These . two   lawless  barbarians
proceed\to fight each other.   .     .,
Behind .the uniformed one '. are.
the;great- ..malefactors,-as Roosevelt ■ calls therii. " Behincl ttie civilian are a handful "'of insurrection-'
ary rebels.
What have Socialists to say
about-all this?'; '"'•   *'■ >'  - '•  ■»;
They.say that-lawlessness breeds
lawlessness, - anarchy, anarchy ;
lynch ilaw, lynch law; "aind that
the response' to the clubs of anarchists are the bombs "of other
anarchists. , ,. ,        ;    .,
Socialists aro against anarchy.
They, are against the anarchy
abovo, which broods injustice, law.
lossness, povorty,'"vice and crimo.
They are against the anarchists
bolow,,who have nothing positive
to offer, and who, put public opinion upon tho sido of tho clubbing
and oppressive anarchists above.
Society oannot < exist without
and order and organisation.
Thore can be no peace or plenty
in a society witthout order and
justice and co-operation,
There can be no content where
the majority does not rule,
The anarchist is an egoist. He is
best represented by th* men in
control ot Wall street, He lives
tho rights of others; he oppresses
for himself alone. He over-rides
tho weak. He destroys by tho
law when he owns the law, or by
tho bomb when he does not own
the law, those who oppose him.
The Socialists object to the so-
oioty under which we live becauso
it is not governed by law, justice
or ordw,
It »-« chaob a.ad anaichy-, governed by anarchists, who have
oven tho power to create a great
panic like this, in order to nil
thoir own pocketa,
They kill thousands every year
In the mines; thoy murder tens of
thousands overy year upon the
railroads; they force little children
into slavery; they place grievous
burdens on the backs ol frail women.
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-'The "/{soap-box",' has become . as
sure a* sign of /spring as .marbles,
baseball -.'or'sprSuting vegetation.;
With the "first warm days the" irre-.
pressible orator of ' the"-working
class is..at work. On a thousand
street corners throughout the com-'
ing summer'he'will be,telling the
story" night .after' night-of the
message1 of freedom which" Socialism brings > to i labor. :,-' :• -
The "soap* boxer"' is a distinctively Socialist ' institution. Various other- parties have tried Ithe
same method, but all have givfcn
it up sooner or later, The reasons
for this are not difficult to discover. The man or woman who
proclaims his' belief in the open
air must be filled with a devotion
to. his cause such as is inspired by
no ordinary political doctrine. He
must be ready to meet all comers
arid defend himself agairist every
manner1 of attack, physical ' or
.mental.'. ■;■ „
He" must have a, gospel-to
preach which is impregnable
against attacks, and, which brings
a message of joy and freedom to
his hearers.' Otherwise he cannot
hold his audience and maintain, interest.'        ' * ,.i -. --'
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Various other political parties
and movements have' attempted
this,method of propaganda, but
none save "the .Socialists' could
meet the tests. The average politician when he is forced' to meet
the questions and objections of a
street' audience soon' sees his arguments torn to- tatters and his eloquence fade into thin air.
From "every point pf view 'fsoap,
bdxirig" is a, - proletarian method
of campaigning.
Tt ■' is especially valuable * for
pioneering. It'is,safe to say that
the street corner orator hias, been
the first harbinger of Socialism to
thousands of localities, being preceded only1 by the omnipresent Socialist newspaper. .',..'• "
There' is a tendency on the part
of. ^Socialists to let soap boxing,,
like-everything, else, get running in
lowed" in the great cities with well
developed ,-" Socialist movements
that have been used with success
in the early, stages of the movement in small towns. (, ' "
. Now that. Socialism has found a
movement in almost every town in
the United States this fact should
be recognised in the management
of outdoor speaking.. The meetings should now be as carefully
prepared as thoso in halls.' There
should be complete and' extensive
co-operati.on Jjy. all -Socialists who
live in the vicinity of such meeting8' •     „.       ',.•'
The work of preparation should
bo carefully systemised and organised;' The "speaker should not' be
expected ■/ to .climb .upon. the box
and shout until the audience arrives, and then combine the functions , of• literature agent, orator,
organiser and chairman until he is
exhausted and unable ] tb do .any-
taing well. ':..,*
Now that the pioneering stage
is past for tho majority of .soapbox riieotings, the time has como.
to lay the heaviest emphasis upon
the sale'' or, distribution of literature. '*' Each street .corner ^moet-
ing, should be mado a centre for
such distribution, with loaflote*and
papers to be given away and
books and subscription cards'for
Socialist papers for sale..
If: this is done the soap box may
enter upon a new and ovon more
vaiuablo'career than it has had in
tho past.--Chicago Daily Socialist,
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To anyone who studies.the So*
elallst -movement in its widor in*
ternational oxprossion and from
an historical point of view, its
most striking feature ia its irre*
Blstiblo onward movemont. Tho
observer is constantly reminded ol
somo groat cosmic force—tho tidal
wave, tho upheaval, of continents,
or the onward swoop of some as*
tronomical body,,
In1 autocratic Russia, democratic
X.aa^ltUlUi        l.lUHlHj     Gtl.ij4U.liy,     lii
\hc colli el tlu* CriiJitllnAvJau ctaia-
trios or tho burning heat of the
Latin nations, there is seen this
same rosentlesa progress.
This movement seems almost un*
affected by the attitude of its
opponents. Xt grew with swift
leaps in Oormany under the Laws
of Exception, that proscribed its
literature and organisation* and
outlawed its followers, and it ad*
vanced with even swifter stride
under the reform legislation that
followed the persecution, For a
tlm* it seemed to be held in oheck
by ths clever compromises of the
English rulers.   Then In almost   a
single year,the English, division, of
the army of international Socialism, bounded, into the front rank.
with bloodychand for a generation
and then humanity was staggered
at the1 growth of a.single year and
the price which was paid to achieve that growth.
There are times when waves oj
reaction sweep over a single city,
and occasionally over a whole nation. But looking upon the entire
world the rate ol progress changes
little from year to year. Each recurring season in these later years
sees hundreds of thousands of new
converts added, millions of new
readers of Socialist books,and papers., As a general thing ihe Irief
periods of temporary reaction „ cr
stagnation seem to find their' explanation more in some defect in
the. organisation of the particular
niovement affected, in internal
quarrels, or doctrinaire impracticability of, comprising alliances
than in anything that the opponents of Socialism can do. No one
can stop Socialism. No one . can
dolay lt save the Socialists themselves.
Capitalism will furnish the conditions : of .progress, will Bupply-
tho forces .that drive the movoment
onward, but it is for Socialists to
utilise those conditions and forces
Opposition cannot s.top Socialism. Oppression cannot stop Socialism'. Persecution cannot atop
Socialism. The only thing that
can hinder it is the incapacity of
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1 Commencing at. a post situated at the north east corner of
lot 1008, 'jproup 1,
thence east 80 chains,!,
thence north 80 chains,
iL^l.-.'* '+IV..C V.-V ^k.e..Ud,
thence south 80 chains,
to   the    place of commencement,
containing 840 acres more or less.
Dated this 15th day of April, 1008
Ous Becken, Locator.
D, A. Cate, Witness
X, VeOrUfor, Agent.
a Commencing at » post situated at or near the south east cor*
ner of lot 1008, group 1,
thence east 80 chains,
thence north 80 chains,
tkeaee west 80 chains,
theme* south 80 chains,
D. A. Cate,   Agent.
, R.'. McGregor, Witness
3 Commencing at a post situated one 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,
••- E. McGregor, Witness
4 Commencing at a post situated at the south east corner of lot
8363, group 1,
thence south 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains,
.    thence north 80 chains,
thence east 80 chains,   ,
to > the    placo of commencement,
containing 640 acres more or less.
Dated thlB 16th day of April, 1908
R. McGregor,' Locator.
.. „ ,.  D. A, Cate,    Agent.
R. McGregor, Witness
5 Commencing at a post situate*
ed one mile east of thie south east
comer of lot.8363,
thence south 80 chains,
thence east 80 chains,   -,
. . -thence nojrth 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains,
to   the'   place of commencement,
Being .bounded on east by license
claim of  -John Anderson, on the
north by. Eliza Good's claim,   on
Wost by H, Hughe's claim, on the
south .by - Neil McQltarrie claim,
containing 640 acres more or 1»bs.
Dated this 10th day of April, 1008
B, K. Bullock, Locator,.
D, A. Cate,   Agent,
It, McGregor, Witness
0 Commencing at a post situat*
ed 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,
„   thence north 80 chains,
thence east 80 chains,
to   the    place of commencement,
containing 640 acres more or less,
Dated this 16th day of April, 1008
J, Cramp, Locator,
D. A, Cate,   Agent.
R, McGregor, Witness
7 Commencing at a post situated two miles south of the south
east corner of lot 8363 and at the
south east corner of J. Cramp's
thence south 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains,
lu'.>4ii.o not tli bv ciiniuw,
♦"ftoni** eetxt RO rhnl-nn,
to   the    place of commencement,
containing 640 aores more or lass.
Dated this 10th day of April, 1008
D, F, Xtughes, Locator,
D. A, Cate,   Agent.
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FERNIE, 2314—Pres., J. T. Puek-
ey; Fin. Sec, Thoa. Biggs.
HOSMER,     2494—Pres.     G.     C.
Cole; Sec. Wm. N. Reid.
MICHEL, 2334-Pres,, Ju. Doug,
las, Sec, Charles Garner.
COLEMAN,    2633-Pres.,     Henry
Smith, Seo, Wm   GraJum.
FRANK, 1263—Pres., Fred Allott:
Sec, George Nichols.
LILLE,    1233—Pres.,
See., A. W. May.
T.   Evans;
8 Commencing at a post situated two miles south and one mile
east   of tbe south   east corner of
the Katherine Good claim,
, thence south 80 chains,
tbenee east 80 chains,
fchMit*.** north HO chains,
thence west 80 chains,
to   the    plaee of commencement,
containing 840 acres more or Ins.
Dated this 16th day of April, 1008
Geo. Halford, Locator.
I R, McGregor, Witness
I D. A. Cate, Agent
BELLEVUE, 431-Pres., P. Lswis;
Sec, Fred Chappell.
HILLCREST, 1058—Pres., Bobert
Llvett;. Vice-Pres., J, Lagaoa;
Sec, Harry T. Cooper
LUNDBRECK, 2275—Pres.  ' Hor*.
chel Kaye; Sec, Geo Thos. Wright
WOODPECKER, 2299-Pres., W.
R. Hughes; Sec, John Fletcher.
MORRINVILLE, 2378-Pres., 0.
H, Richardson; Seo., J. Matheson.
DIAMOND CITY-Pres.,  '    '
Sec, T. Entwistle.
CANMORE,   1387-Pres.     A.     V.
Thomas; Seo. James Clyner.
BANKHEAD, 29-*Pres., Wm.
Fisher; Sec, F, Dyson.
TABER, 102-Pros., T. Boyty
Sec, Wm. Murdock,
LETHBRIDGE, 574—Pres. B. G,
Hamilton; Sec, Charles Pea*
TABKR, 135U—Pres., Alt, Roberts; Sec, Robert Doodson.
CITY MINES, 0240, Edmontoa-
Pres,, T. James;.
STRATHCONA, 2248~Prei., John
Saint; Sec, Jas. Poole.
Strathcona—Pres., Jas. Oherl-
er; Sec, Neil Mo Cormiek,
BUSH MINES, 8055, Edmonton—
Pres., Chas. L. Bryce; flee,
MERRITT—Pres.     Frank    Steel,
Seo. Thomas Calvert.
EDMONTON,   2540-PrcS,,   J,   W.
"Pf!mt|ii'!'lt|ii' tflee Vr** , f-a*^*"*
Brown; Fin. See., Thos. Blreh;
Recording Sec, J, MoDavitt.
Presidents and secretaries whost
names do not appes* on this llat
ar* requested to forward them to
this ofllee for insertion.
Continued inquiries reach uf for
the foregoing Information.
30 day* after date Z intend to
apply to the superintendent of
provincial police for a retail 11*
fjuor license at Michel.
Sated this Bth day of June,
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''•^"-DISTRICT7; LEDGEE,    FERK1E,   B.  C.;,- JUNE 27,'1908.
.   $1 a Year in Advance
Issued   every'' Saturday from' the office of
Publication, Pellatt Ave., Fernie, B. 0.
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„Address all communications  to the'Manager, District Ledger.
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If trade (unionists only understood the true meaning . of unity
and solidarity, their power would
be invincible. -
To-day union men often spend
forty dollars a month to destroy
unionism, where, they give one
dollar a month to build up unionism.    .
Union men as a body spend no
less than $1,500,000,000 a year to
purchase the necessaries of life/
Every dollar of, that sum spent
for non-union goods is spent to
break down unionism.
If a strike is on in a shoe factory union men all over the country send their contributions to
support - the strike. If the strike
fails, and scabs are employed, union men often buy the products of
that scab laloor. ■_.'"'   -
Wliat with one hand they try to* ]
build up, -with the other they tiy
.to tear down.
If a union man gives a dollar a
month to, support his union he has
done a great' deal.' By paying
these dues he expects to build up
a powerful trade vmion movement.
At the same time he often uses his
immensely more, powerful purchasing power to defeat the aims o£
Suppose every one of the three
million .trade unionists in this
country considered it a crime to
fony non-union products. Suppose
the merchants and' employers
knew that and were trying to attract union buyers. Suppose they
knew every penny of this billion
and a half dollars would be spent
only for union.made goods, What
would you see?  ^ ■
Every store patronised by workingmen "would have a union label
sign, at its door. The -merchants
themselves would advertise'the union label;" the employers would advertise that their "shop is a closed
tween capital and labor, to place
industries such' as the coal industry, on a very much more stable
(basis,- and in .this way capitalists
have more security than their industries will not, be closed down
by strikes arising as they often do
through' lack of legislation of
this character * safeguarding -■ the_
llves> and guaranteeing -to■■• work-:
men proper compensation in case"
of -injury. . The -main result of-en-,
acting of Workmen's Compensation act has been the very material reduction in the number of accidents, • due to the greater care
being taken* by > employ ers of labor
in connection with machinery
used by employees in the various
An act"very similar, to the Alberta act.has been in force in British Columbia for .some five years;
and has - worked t out not only entirely satisfactory to the workmen, but also to the larg-e mine
and lumber-operators.—Edmonton
please excuse irie for cutting ■ ■ my
remarks short in English.. He
then spoke to his'own people, *in
their native tongue: Nicoletti is a
good speaker, and has a lovely
flow of speach. Although r the
English speaking brothers ' could
not understand the,speaker, it
was still a pleasure to them to sit,
•and listen and." watch his movements." It "would"be a' good''thing
to have -a" man like Nicoletti ir..
this district all the time. '   *
, Mr. Susnar was the next speaker
to take the floor. He spoke for
quite a vrhfle in English^ Wter
■which he/ switched:-ofi_.iato„Slav:-..
onic. Susnar is' an old'.timer in
this district and' is well known ;
also well liked. He is an able
speaker and; good honest, worker;
a man ,.. whtVihas , given his time
and; talent to the labor question;
sinee(hehas been in this country.
After this speaker vice president
Galvin gave his report on the pil-
liar question, in which, he said a
contract had been signed. The report was accepted and a unanimous vote was passed to accept the
same. The meeting came to a
dose at 11.30 o'clock.
»T>   ■*.».* \V *.*4* •»."•> i?4» «4»4* *.»,» «.■*> *.*>* ♦.**> MiM**!* i'-f^ki'-* V-*^!^!^ -
shop. "All the industries that" produce  prcd'-'^t1? for^iwbrking_claSS,
consumption would employ union
labor or go bankrupt. , ,
This    great lesson is'constantly   b        for witu the rains  that   we
J    -•■ 1 a..—..: .— «     1 HMJaMn  -  .   T-t*   *   IC   I. */ . _ _ . . .«._
Mr. Alf. Wilson, who' has been
working- in Marsh's mine, left here
for Sparwood, B.C. ■>    /•>
The school being closed the
school teacher has found another
berth. I believe that he has obtained, another school in the Edmonton district. - He is leaving
Woodpecker on Wednesday, the
24th, Good luck to him, ,
- Coal City have received some
more arrivals. Another brother of
Demmons has arrived - with ' his
wife." He likes the locality very
much and intends shortly to open
■up a grocery store;
They have been fortunate in
striking water in another well at
Coal City at a depth" of 9 feet. It
is quite a fine flow of good water.
W. Lowe was up from Purple
Springs. .'He has had, up to now
a very good percentage of chicken
raised with his incubator. He will
have about 200 chickens in the
fall.' ' *, ■•
The diptheria has not left the
Woodpecker district yet. John
Older's family have all recovered
and 'are out, of' quarantine but an-,
other family have got it now,'
namely, Andersons'. They nearly
lost their fourteen year old. boy.
Mr. J. Alia cannot get out to
his homestead as yet; for there is
no ferry to cross the river. They
are fixing one' up. The old one
was washed down as far as Grassy Lake.' There is certainly great
need of the bridge. The flood has
shown up the fault of ■ the new
bridge and they are going to put
in an extra span.
Minot"is'practically deserted, nothing- being left but mosquitoes,
empty mines and buffalo chips;
The • latter, -come in• handy - lot
building smudges. . '    '
. The mines are still idle in this
i orders at present.'*
The    farmers will soon' be very.
■     , FOOTBALL.;
Bankhead vs. Banff met on the
Bankhead grounds, June 20. The
weather was not altogether .favorable. "The two teams were .fairly
^strong. It was' a hard and fast
game. Both teams played for all
they were worth and at half time
nothing had been scored. In the
second half, - Bankhead changed
their men a i-little, and by. doing
so, they, won out. Bankhead ..got
the   ' best      of     the   game all-
through. They were pressing, the
Banff boys right through the
Just before the finish Bankhead'
got a fluke' goal. One of; the
Bankhead boys .made a shot -for,
the goal and by accident one .of
the Banff ," players put'it' through
his own goal.  •'.''• y
Final,score, one goal to nil in
favor, of Bankhead. After the
game-the two teams sat down to
a good spread- at Dunsmore
boarding, house. After dinner the
boys had a smoker. H.. Morgan
presided. «The evening was well
spent. Jack Jackson was "the,
star singer of the evening.     .
- Bankhead vs. Banff met on Saturday last, June 20. Owing, to
bad weather the two teams decid--
ed to play only' seven' inninigs.
Rain, fell all the time the match
was on; therefore both teams- were
handicapped, but they gave a
fairly,good exhibition under.such
conditions. Bankhead* , were be-'
hind in the second .innings, ' * but
after this they got to work, making five runs in the third', innings,
The way,. ^the Bankhead pitcher
fanned them out wasn't slow. Final score 19.to 13 in favor of
:«- •
, <§ MM,beg /to inform* youvtliat   we haye.
opened a Wholesale Fruit and Produce •
Warehouse at Fernie,.,horn which point
we jire   prepared  to -cater   to your   wants
and, will give immediate* attention to,-..all
orders either by mail' or wire.
nge in
the past,
for your liberal patron-
we are at your service.
P. 0, Box *77
-      Fernie, B. C.
-  ■*  „*-..■*.-,..•   ,*.v.*.4..-a»l.*T*4-     w-*.
See about those Creston
Fruit Lands For Sale at
very reasonable prices and
terms   at .'■.-,
preached by union leaders.- It - is
the lesson, of unity and solidarity.
It means instead of a' few million
dollars going to the support of
unionism, that over a billion dollars every year would go to the
support'of unionism.
Back of every union fighter,"
back of every strike, back of every
industrial ' battle would be
the power of this billion and a
half.   '     ,   .
The dues paid to your union are
nothing compared with this immense purchasing power—power
now - often frittered away and
wasted ' when it is not actually
used to break down unionism it*
' self. .*   :     ■
 o .      ■
Save your dollars by dealing -with us
- "Specia.ls';: "■
Men's Ba.ltorigrera.-a Underwear
.(.       $1.00 per, suit or 50cper garment
Men's Black Sateen Shirts        - -""" " -_-""'COc
■ ' ',     a "      ■ ■ $la2S
'. a. 'at -_-"'"   SOC
' - _ aa .- -     I     ■ ''   m 25C
Men's Tweed Pants
8oz. Overalls-      •> * -
Men's Bralfees >:':'""   ' - -"    " - T
Gent's F-urnisnings, Boots and Shoes
•:-:vn ■  ' !,I->ry  Goods/ Etc.,'-'
146 Victoria Ave. r ,       .  ''    .     , . '        "  '•
77* Baker^ Ave.;
President "Roosevelt bars declared
himself as in favor of an Employers' Liability Act, which provisions in some respects similar to
the English Employers' Liability
act, but' of course restricted, as
most legislation in favor ot labor
in the'.United States is by the
national constitution of that
country,    ' « ■* '
What makes this of importance
to us is that the Alberta legislature recently passed an aot in    a
great many respects similar to the
legislation   in  force   in England,
Tbe act'of July, 1007, pa«»d    in}
England- •■ much wider than the
Alb^ta   ait,    in that it includes
classes of   employees omitted by
the Alberta act, nuch an servants
and farm   laborers.   The English
act goes, so far as to make house*
holders  responsible    for accidents
to their domestic servants,     and
when this aot was first passed  it
created a panic among the homes
of Great    Britain.   But the insurance companies again, as thoy had
done    before    in regard to other
classes ot employees, rose to'the
occasion     and    more than sixty
companies actively solicited   this
class of business.   I'or  sixty-eight
cents a year, a ridiculously   small
amount, an employer may buy ex.
emption    from nil   legal liability
for    accidents to one* indoor «*r-
vn,nt. A slightly increasing amount
is   charged   for gardeners, coach*
men and even chauffeurs who drive
motor   earH and arc usually well
paid    because of their employers,
the sum of "14,87 to insure against
legal liability.
"I**.,*       "If4»rVi"r>-n'*>     fnmnanantfnr
act which has been passed by tho
Alberta iegihiatuii*, and whicn
will como into force on the 1st ot
January,   1009.
have recently had, haying will be'
upon them before -they know
where they are. The crops are certainly looking very fine, -Also
swarms of mosquitoes. They.lcer-
tainly are a pest.
We are sorry to report that
Chris. Sonbery, late of Wood-
who went dov/n into the state of
Utah to get work, has met with"a
serious accident. He obtained
work funning an- engine at' thie
roudhouse at Helper. While engaged shunting one night he was
hurt by being knocked down by
the engine. Full particulars have
not been received. His wife and
two children are leaving- to go
home to hfm at once.
Messrs. Bullocks are having
their 200 acres, which have just
been brokon, fenced. . Mr, Thompson has got the contract for this
work. ■
0'  —       —
The Bankhead MineB,. Ltd.,.work,
ed'four days last .we*k....June,the.
20th' will be pay at'there mines.
. The I.Q.0.F, moonlight* excursion
was postponed1 owing-.to floating
logs in the' lake, •;
Mr. Marks, Wead' clerk under-the
Bankhead Mines Co,, Ltd,', has
left town to take up a position at
Hosmer under .the same company.
• Local No. 15, U.M.W, of A, the!
lollowing oflicers wero elected for
the coming year:
Pres.—Wm. Dunlop.>       -■'■■
Vice Pres Wm. Conliffe.
Fin. Sec—J, Fisher,
Fin. Com.—Edward Seeley, Jas,
Mu-ggs, Tom, David.
Pit Coin.—Pat Corrigan,     Tom
Williams, H. Lindloy,
Wardor—O. Ooderlck.
Conductor*-**!. GafTnoy.
Bankhead     eleven   vs.     ScrubB
played a friendly game of fooVsaU
on Wednesday, June 17tb.   The result of the game    was two goals
There has been quito a bunch of
unemployed hanging around here
tlio last    week or so.   Some have
beon    lucky    enough to got work
while others have had to hit   the
Mr, Sam Laird will be tlie head
clerk in the gennral office in fu-
Tho briquetter at the briquette
plant had rather a narrow escape
from getting seriously hurt, One
of the pipes carrying hot pitch
bnraitr-d. The. entrinfer mnnnred to
oscapfl the volume of pitch, but he
^uC lui.y .nm.. oil Urn hdtij.,
Loral So. 20 held a special
doe*  not  Jnclud-* 1 m^tin-i; on Friday night, June 10,
servants, nor docs it apply to industrial diseases as the English
rc*t doM. Th* Nmr.ll ratM whirl,
insurance companivb fhargo in
England, however, clearly show
that for a very small amount of
insurance, the whole burden may
be shifted from the shoulders of
the employers to the insurance
companies. Much misconception
l.a» arisen in the nitb,-.!.*, of onw
people regard.nf this act, and one
nofj.ru er>rm*.lnn*liy th* itwrk erppi-
jipnt being «n*d that this flats' of
iJgislation tends to prevent capful cominif into th* eountry. On
the contrary, lagfs.atfon of thf*
eharaettr tende, by preventing at
Jt dot* tbtjte f»f«-i*it*at «l**Tn<*** fr*-
which was well attended by the
foreign speaking brothers. The
nr><*aVers of the evenirie were Mr.
Miro'i'ietlP, Mr. Huhncr, Wr, ilo'nti
"ft.. Onlvfn. '
Pron. DunloT- in the chair, made
a few bponing remarks, aftnr
whirh he called upon vice president Galvin to introduce the two
organisers to the meet'ntr, aft«r
■vh'r-Ji f.hn i-Ji/iirmnn fsllH npnn
Mr. Nicoletti to take the floor.
Mr. Wirolrtti in his opening remarks mede reference to th« kindness and hearty welcome given
Wm In different parts of district
Jft. He *«M it was not his Intention to atldr-ses the English speak-
!nt» hrotk»Mrt, th#refor# you     will
For clean; fresh groceries go to
Matheson.  . "...
Fred Cox will occupy tho whole
of the .ground floor of the Siinn
block •with/*' a fine, line'^of' 'ftuitj
confectionery,.. ice cream; V'The
place , will' be thorouighly up.-to
date, '• "'    .
Men's tailored garments a specialty at Matheson's. Union made,
Hosmer football team travelled
to Coleman " to play the return
match in the Crow's Nest-league
on Saturday. The game started
before a pretty fair attendance,
Hosmer had tho wind in their
favor. The play-'was of the give
and take kind, neither team Waving the least advantage. '
The line that caught; the big,
trout was . purchased at thb Elk
Drug and Book Store.
Half time found score nil. Play
was resumed in second-half after-a*
five minute rest' and proved to be
a better exhibition ot the game
of football. ••■•'• ■-»,■'- •    " -   '•
The very latest local*views of
Hosmer to be had at the Elk D
and.B Store, .       .:,■■.
Coleman pressed hard and after
fifteen minutes play scored, -..first
goal of-the; game, and then Hector
McDonald's 'face fell down''two
yards and our routers were good
and qx*de<f,. Hosmer- was, on .the
alert Immediately and after ton
minutes hard play Watchem efqinl-
ised for-Hosmer, After this, the
play assumed' » , r,ough aspect.
Tommy Soward was fouled inside
eighteen yard line, which gave
Hosmer, a-' penalty • , which was
taken in good style;'giving Hosmer the lead, Coleman having no
chance to eavie., At ..this stage
everybody . was in a scrapping
mood including the referee and the
game was stopped by that worthy
having lost control ten minute's
before time was up.
For a sure headache cure go to
the Elk Drug and Book Store.
Bam Rouleau ot tho Pacific and
Loucu Lanthier gave a splendid
exhibition of the noble art of
bronco busting on Monday afternoon. WiVh lots of Muts cordial
for a bracer, the exhibition was
Sam     had two falls and Loucy
Imd one but for the protection of
a friendly stump Loucy would bo
1 going yet.
When going out fishing don't
forget to call at the Hosmer cigar
store for your smoking matorial.
they carry a flrst class line of
elgars and tobaccos,
Aiivie w«f» no puce 01 aannsuion.
Thr flr-.t b, fj,t. j*,*)fl ,.-liL j, slty
Rorapor ht Trosmer J« the/towndte
company. It Is a very pretentious
buildlrvr for a company who liav«
made some thounands of dollars
In Ilofiiiipr lots.   It is Bald     thoy
'-...k.lM.IH     *X    i.»t>44tu     g^O.W.W
H ammptld & Mel ntosii
Electrical   Contra-cting
of    Every    description
Fernie, B. C.
■;.*>   EAST
•.   , ,■.    .      --i .I
From   Fernie   to
Wirmipeer,   Dulutlii   Fort
,  WlUia.m, and St. Paul
-Chicago .........' -~   72,50
New York ....;. .......... 108'50
Montreal  .'.'10500
.St. John, N.B...'-..."..." 120 00
.\i_Ca. T .,,{44 j '  S?   KQ.
  4-4*4. i4V44W=T,lll. ......... , V  t «^V—.	
Toronto   ... ...... 94 40"
'Ottawa... ....... ...... 105 00
Halifax... „• 13i;20
Sydney, C.,B  ... 136'90
Tickets on .sale May 4 and
|\.18;   June '5,-6,  19.. and ,20 ;
x 'July 6, -'.7, 22 and 23, Aug-
tust 6,    7;  "21 and 22, 1908.
-.First class.round trip, ninety day limit.   ,   ,      ".",''"
, Routes—Tickets   are    good
via any recognised routes in
one. or both directions.     To
destinations east, of Chicago
are good via the Great" Lakts
A- l
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The Motel of fernie
vThe centre of Commercial'
and Tourist Trade
Cuisine' Unexcelled•.**
■ - *
♦I* S. f. Wallace
CI •*■
Fernie, B.-'C.
>ja Bar supplied with choices.* of
Wines, Liquors and Cigars ';'
Dihirg Rocm.in connection :
There fa „ movement on foot to
purchn«« a picture frame for the
new townnite company's building.
Tt will look well framed.
Julius Ilurel, the po ahead proprietor of th-» TTosmer hotel contemplates huildln** a thre* storey
brfck hotel. JuU.-aji say# it will h*
kioconrl to nonn in th#" Kootenay*.
Steam heat and *v«ry eonv«nitne«
for trav*ller» will he provided.
Th» Pre»bvterfii.n« are dttfn?
■rood work in the new elty of
Ho*mtr.   We h#li**/* their evinlnif
service is the brightest and most
helpful of nil the good things that
are taking place in oiir midst.
The Ladies Aid are up to date
in their work, and the ladles are
looking, forward to being the first:
to build a church. . The ladies in
this respect are far ahead of the
gentlemen, but -we have hopes tha*
the g«ntl«nen •drill put their shoulder to the wheel and >give a good
lead. A church would give a de*.
oided tone to our community, be*
sides affording our young people a
divine inspiration for leading good
and noble lived:' "First in the
field" is the axiom for keeping a
good cause going and all who desire to aid 'thb coming of the
kingdom should give the minister
their help.' ;
TheL..work io jn charge of Bev.
James A. Leslie formerly of Win*
nineg. Ho has been here since the
fall of last year; His chargp also
includes tho missions at Elko,
Baynes. Waldo and Elkmouth,
Seward played 'the game on Sat*
urday under bad conditions hav*
ing an accident in the mines during the week,
Scott, 48mith a*nd Kelly played a
good game for Coleman.
Jack Linton and A. Chambers ot
Coal Creek were in Hosmer on
The pride of all the ladies, "Billy Smith," is in the repair shop.
What wan it Billy?
Overheard in the train—What the
deuce are those funny things they
are building? It was the peers ot
the coke ovens they were looking
at, which look like a sort of
Hosmer football boys rfiould bo
more up to date.     They     watch
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•niovltxp nTftMnd, Why fit-it *nter-
tain your visitors with a smoVer,
Get a move on.
Cftroaella hail is noting completion and a glaring detect has been
remedied in the entrance.
"*»l fl. 4.    .,., -..1... ,-1        Va-i       <»»«    11^1
to you. Why don't you frame
yovr rules? What about this
starting of bush and other fires
without a permit. Shooting, of
guns within a given distance of
this town should also be stopped,
A Itusiian with on OwsVl Wow*
ski nam* wrr injured at TSlk Lum-
ber Co.'* camp 3 on Monday. Dr.
i.tcKIut.,',4 wan pi unaptly ou hand
and using a stump as a hospital
hs chloroformed the Buss, and
saved tbe man's hand.
"Frank La Bell* was in "Fsrni* on
"Fernie  and Hosmer people will
wonder at this open air hospital,
but the man could not be' brought-
away   as , they  have a smallpox
case at. camp < No. 3..
The new officials of Hosmer,
local will be announced next
week; ,    "
On the 18th the stork paid „. a
visit to Mr, and, Mrs. Nickerson.
It was a daughter. Nickerson
looks happy. Watch*,'; Hosmer
grow;-.* _.'■*.,.( r     ;■',••'      ,r, \,}.\   •
Hugh Bell and J. Wildman have
a contract for an addition to the
Pacific. ■
The Bank of Montreal Is to be
the first bank in Hosmer,    .
For.Ratea, Iti'sorvations anil nny in-
forimitlon dosired call on or write .
J. MOK, G. E Mo'-'HEUSi'tN,
D.P. A.     • G.P. A.
Nolion WlnnipcB
■   , Proprietor
Tenders  Wanted
' Tenders for the erection of the
Kootenay hotel, at Michel town*
site. Flans and specifications can
be obtained by application to J.
S.. Lfturenson, Michel, or A. Watson. Fernie. '   '"
''•'•*;' *A$ih&' ^y
Mr, John Vink, an employee of
the Baker Lumibor Co.. was drowned in the Kootenay river at "Waldo
on Sunday, He was Ashing- with
a' companion from a boat and in
attempting to change places the
boat was overturned, throwing j
Mr. Vink out and he was unable
to roach, tho boat and was swept
down with the current,
A game of baseball was played
between Elko and Kreg Sunday,
resulting in a victory for Kreg,
the ncore being 17 to 7.
Miss Hubbard, of Cheney,
Washington, is a summer visitor
at the Kootonia club, and is enjoying the climate and scenery.
The Adolph Lumber Co. suffered
a severe loss on Wednesday, their
sawmill being burned to the
ground. The stock of lumber was
1   Mr, H. Smith, Moscow, Idaho,
I In      emninved   hv the Kootenav
River Land Company to do some
Mr.   13, II. U. Stanley    was    a
husinets caller in Baynes
and a guest of Mr. D, W. Hart.
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' Take' notice that' the partnership heretofore exlitlng- between ths undersigned
under./fit* Arm name of MoEwen A.Sbea
as .hotel1'keepers, of Elko, U. Cproprls*
tors of the' Hoffman house, is hereby
dissolved.,- . ,   „_   "        (j
The   (Wines*   will he   carried oh' hy
William 8.  MeKwon who will psy   all
llcifcllttloi and collect all account-). ,
' Dated at nil-o, II, O., tlila 37Mi day
of liny, 100S,
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•*W. V, OUnD/'-Wltsess.
n 1 •'.
Fernie'a moet
' Every attention to tho -;
•.•travelling public   -
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Rooms reserved by wire '
T. H. Whelan
(ViAh-Onnl inlnlns rlshli. miy he '(siumI for
a period of twenty-nine veerf i>t en nniHiel
i*nt»l pf.tl.P*** sere. Not wore tlmn ».f-vt
acre* «1iaII he Innaoit tn one Iintivdlu*! nr
romnunv A rovaltv nt the riitn nf five contu
l«.r ton hh»ll l.n col led imI nn (l.« iiiiTclmiitlilil*
oonl mined
QtURTS.-A noriinn *i*litf»n „»■.*» nt eee or
etttir. he vine t||«rov«i-(i<l mlrern,! In vhii't, may
(l^AKt, 44 4.   t..t.-   '.. *   *.      '
Tin. fi'd fiir ri.r'ir'Mi*,f n t-'iMro "ci ft
At lr*>»t 'IWrniintlieMpi'tiit'ait nn 'liortr.lm
.        eeeh ve»r nr phM to the mluitia* tewnler In
Monday   U*i, tyrmt,   Wh*n M*>he* ***» "vvntM <xr
~ |ui|il.t|i»l*4p»tor*n*4**. tipnit lisvli»*iH «ur"i>v
niMiiii, r.tnl li|«ili comtilvliiit  wltli  ntlmr   ic-
n«lrfw*nt». imri!li»''» tli* tnii't .it *l w «fr*>
The bflfidmU gamo indulged tn
last Sunday on ths recreation
ground between Hosmer and Fernie was witnesied by a '«.<•" crowd
considering ths unfavorable
weather. The game was of the
strenuous kind and went the full
nine Innings btfoa-t. the winning
run was scored by the visitors,
the score fltftn'llng lt to **>. Th*
local team play *t .Elko tomorrow
and it is earnestly-hoped the
weatber man will be on bis good
behavior, a* a good number will
likely accompany the boys.
<tn       . ..*,,,I  t m,,4 Mn.,   tf.r  Hif   li(H',ni,n*   fit  *
tttveltyofr' *■•''*"'"'"' "" the mien
Pt.Htt mlnlns claim* #*n»r»lly nt* \et tret
An enpllniant mnv ct.tnln twn *-,«•»• to
dra-iltr* fiirtfnlil nt live nill»arnrti fr\rn tpam of
»»entviftra. r«n(.»at>l««t tIio <ll<*M*«tion *>f
thr ftflnlittir nt lh* Tntdrlnr
Thn li»««l •h»llhfcv*»>ir<*.*»*#ln nneratlrin
*wl*Uln I'll iMniiin "»"•>• tin' ilntn nf Mm lnii«n
fnr **fh 't** mlUa. litntai *V> fur annum fnr
•«i>h mil* tit rlrtr )**,*>t, Hmaltrat the
Tuft-nt #' [.jfort 'vili fti.itt.ti i))»«iiirmf •'.
Ur It *t***>t* *iejm
W U'.o.tr.
Pcpol v Mlnlat»r of th* Interior
N. B.—\"ttenthtit1i+* t»dJ»'-*tltrn «l tj.'*' *."-
vt»tl««m«rt ulllnot l* null tor
Aee \-tr14-,
Bui* Unoxoolled
A!! White Hfflp
Cnd'in and
Soo us onoo
0. W. DAVEY & 00.
P.  V.  WHEUN, M0r.
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11 "Pon/Race, dne mile dash
■', 12 , Quarter mile Obstacle Race for men
13   Quarter mile Race for men
The Judges'  decision shall be  final  in  all events
14   High Jump, open)
IS-'1 Puttihg ;.the.. Shot,?;
1(5   Potatbe OFlace ;for men
17 100 Yard Dash, for men, open
18 Lbng Jump, open       ..; ^
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iQ Single Ladies' Race, 80\ yards
21 100 Yards Sprint (final)members U of A.
22 Married Ladies' Race, 60 yards    -        '
23 100 Yard Dash open, final
24 Horse Race open, one mile
25 Tug-of-War, cup to be won three consecutive
by same team before gaining possession
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T.   BIGGS,   Secretary
../ DISTRICT > LEDGEE,    FERNIE, .B.C., JUNE' 27, 1908.
Makes the Biscuit.
and Cake lighter,
liner  flavored, more
nutritious -i wholesome
'\%    CREAM
Made from pure -
Grape Cream of Tarter,
P   No alum—No lime phosphate'1
Near the entrance to the Fran-
cisqueto canyon the reporter overtook a brown faced, athletic looking young Kjan,-carrying his roll
of blankets, eolree pot and frying
pan. --..*.•        ..',..'.     .   , , .
The reporter and the hobo walk-
„..-■'.--■        . i     -   i
ed along,together;'.'■<. ... V
'■ '-'I'm' a draughtsman,"' said   the
-hobo. - My. first experience at.hi't-.j.
ting the road.    J\ist out of     luck ;
temporarily.    Going  up   to   Sliza- !
beth lake and try ior a job,.on the
ikbrew Scholar Finds Samaritan
.-," Version of,the Book ot;;.
i:.' Joshua.
Disappointment, Arsenic Water
and Sand the Idle Man's
lot.    ;
Los Angeles, Cal., June IS—
Plodding through'- the*suffocating
dust of the, San Fernando valley
Ragon road, over' the rocks, up
the hills and through the streams
oi the San Francisc-uito canyon,
across, the wind swept .Elizabeth
lake'country,' and even facing the
blinding sandstorms,"'' blistering
heat' and alkali of the great Mo-
■ jave desert, are scores" of men.
Hoboes? ,
■Yes. But" think it over just a
moment. Doesn't is as-a rule take
something more than the hobo instinct to drive a man into -.the
waste country to, fight starvation,,
and thirst, heat and cold, rattlers
and arsenic water'?
„ Couldn't he find a more pleasant
place to be a hobo?
These men are a part of the
"other half" of the world. But
contact with, these ' wanderers
would ^surprise the "one half."
Professional hoboes are among
them, but they are the exception.
The majority are attra«te'd by one
motive—the desire tb find work.
Driven from Los Angeles and adjacent cities by lack of employment, the great Owens river project is the magnet that has drawn
London, June 25—The eminent
Hebrew scholar,,Moses Gt-aster, de-
-aqe-duct-"works. .r.Maybe-I'can,get-'a?.'.'scrib"es4-,the,,:discovery. of .what ".'"he;
job driving'a.,team or • shovelling
or ans'thing. I'm not particular,
just so it's work, Funny game,
this ho/io business. ,-And honestly
I'm not half so sore'at "it "as'when
i started. I've been a- hobo • now
ior three months. If I: have to
stay on the' road three months
longer I'll probably be a hobO'in-
believes on good authority to be
the authentic text of the Samaritan version of the book of Joshua, which has been lost to'-, the'
.wdrld. 2,000 years. Three ^hundred
years "■ a/jo Scalier obtained the
Arabic chronicle • based on this
text from the Samaritans at
Cairo, but' failed to secure the or-
stead  of  a draughtsman .the .rest j iginal,  the existence o: which has
these men to the desert.    ,"
Are these men to blame for their.
condition?1' There's only one way
.to'find out just what kind of men
are. ""'these who are struggling
through the desert sands, moving
on from cne aqueduct camp to another, clear across the Mojave de-
(sert and up into the Owens river
The way to find out is to make
the trip with them. The writer
■ has • done,, this. ■ Here are little
stories about these hoboes—incidents • of the road—without frills.
The stories may or may not be In-
structive, but at any rate, they
,are true.
of my life.' It's easier to live this
way than it is to starve in town.
'•But I'm not is such bad shape
as some of them. I had a little
money, in the bank when I lost
my job, and I've still got most of
it. I carry enough money with
me so that I won't really starve,,
you know. I'm going to .stop at
the next ranch house and buy
some eggs.
v, "Peculiar the way these farmers
treat- a hobo, isn't it? They're*
very conservative, you know-
very. Why one farmer at whose
place I stopped ' for a drink of
water said: 'Get out of here; you
'd— hoboes steal everything you
can lay your hands, on.'
"Now that made me angry, and
I says to .him: 'Why, you,d old
fool, what in.h— do I want'to
steal'"anything for? 'I've got. more
than I can carry now.'
"At the 'big ranches I've" always
been treated, fine, but at the little
farms they generally set the dog
on me. Well, I see chickens here.
This is the place where I buy eggs
If I can get a talk with the farmer before he calls the dog. Good
bye "and good luck. Pleased to
have';met you."
Through the canyon the reporter
met many ', hoboes, . all carrying
their blankets and a few cooking
utensils. Each one asked "How'far
to, Elizabeth ; Lake?" and "What
do you.know about finding work
on the a,queduct?"   - -• -   ■
Some of them were men of high
,education.__Some were__clieer£uL
and '• pfhilosdphical   A - •;;few     were
sullen  and rejected attempts  - to
been • denied by biblical .scholars
Gaster, however, in 1907, while
visiting the Samaritans at Cabul,
was given a copy by a high priest
and „ purchased a second copy'
from the verger of the sanctuary-
The text of the Samaritan version is substantially identical
with' our canonical or masoretic,
version ' to the end of the thirteenth chapter, after, which there
are >radical differences and .ommis-
sions of incidents derogatory* to
sacred ..history or, discrediting' the
claims of -.the Samaritans, but, of
the genuineness, of the , text Gaster has no doubt, alike on,the
grounds of its style and because of
its having -been the basis for the
Arabic chronicle and its close correspondence "to the narrative of
Josephus, who evidently, used . it
as a genuine source. ■>'  " > v
' Internal evidence of the text and
the history of the Samaritans induce Gaster to* fix the date prior
to the middle oi" the second century B. C- The high priest who
gave Gaster the copy seemed .quite
unaware of the importance of the
book, which apparently has not
been* preserved in any old manuscripts, but Gaster considers this
in no' way invalidates the authenticity o"i the text.
—. o — o
" In. the; matter of'the .dispute,
from. Coleman,' in regard to ihe
decision of-the Joint Committee
at -Blairmore'j .March .10-11th, 1906.,.
The Joint-'Committee finds'that" ?$•'"■,
the proposed-system of taking ^out
pillars in No. 2 seam at Coleman
is not "new work," and   that the
laying off of .the men    took   place
under-., a,■,-■ misunderstanding,_~,and,
ai'e therefore ot the opinion,   that
the men laid off should immediately resume work under the present;
contract prices;   ,,     ,,,?        .hye-vy"*'
, (Signed) Lewis   Stbckett,-'Pres, !
(Signed) J.'.'A. McDonald, -Secy: jj-
. Dealers In, Wagons,   Sleighs,
and Dump Carts *
< *•-,■' i . .     ■ - i
•i -,. AH kinds of  Spring Rigs and • *-$
5      . ■    '      '        Harness   " <  -. '•     ■ S
■'.Phone 41
. Res.':Phone.76  ,
The following statement, arrived
at .May 18, 1908,° between the United Mine Workers of America,
District No. 18, and the Crow's
Bv E. WALKER, President
ALEX. LAIKD,-. General Manager.
A. H. IRELAND, Superintendent of,-'-
Branches    '-■        '"   - -.*-••
Paid-up Capital,$10,000,00ft
Sest,. - - - .5,000,000
Total Assets,-1 t t3,000,00(r
Bnm'cherthrouiliouT'Ganada, aiid lift'lie United States and Englafld..
.... s   ,.,. COMMERCIAL- AND FAR.MEKS1-PAPER P*SCOUNT£D:,,T ,. ,   .'
-,Deposits of $1 -And upwards,,received,Jand;interest allo;wed st
current ratcs.% ThcV depositor is 'subject to no "delay whatever ta
the withdrawal-of the 'whole' or, any portion of jthe deposit.
Fvrnie   Branch
U.   L.   Edmonds, '• Manager
Pass  Coal Company, Ximi,   |    W       £        KF-flY
herebv anm-oved     bv     the   -A      ««.   %Se -.'   &%kUX3* &
ted, is hereby approved
Joint Committee:
by     the
""Excuse   me,   but   have you a
match?"   ,
The reporter had overtaken two
travellers,- They wore both young
;' men,and well dressed. One carried,
a,satchel, hung1 over hi3 shoulder
•'with , a strap.   The request     was
;:'*c*npiied with.
■. -I'Vye   got   just enough tobacco
.for a " cigarette," said the hobo,
"i'm| pretty hungry and maybe a
smoke'will kill my appetite. Pretty
economical plan, eh? But I'll be
up , again It after I use this
tobacco."1 ' '"
•/"Aren't  you  carrying  anything
tb eat? asked tho reporter.
V-  "Oh,   yos, sure," with a laugh,
t "Wo've got on elaborate courso
dinner! We're going to dine soon,
and tf you are hungry you're wel*
come. Yon might care for a cock-
tail and oysters and soup and a
steak and--"
"Oh, say, will you pleaBo go to
h—?" interrupted tho other hobo.
"Quit reminding mo, will you?"
"Well, haven't wo got the dinner, and already tb nerve, too?"
replied' the othor,
"Let's seo it," suggested the reporter,
The youn.- man opened the sat-
chel and drow out a half loaf of
moldy , bread. Then ho laughed
again nnd thrust it back,
"",','*• ?.•.-.'. ■V."'! V.;.1.? r'f '.^ ^V"
•n^rrilru; nr.*-*. ♦"*.•* rent nxxxtt Inn*
until night nnyway,"
"Broke?" askf-d the reporter.
"Bay, old man, we're Just loaded down with things to eat, but
we haven't got a cent. But then
a fellow can't have everything at
once, can he?"
They said they came to Los Angeles from Boston, had found employment for a time, hut had finally been driven to the road. They
viere both well educated.
"Just bard luck, that's all,"
•aid the cheerful youn**- fellow who
earrled the bread.
engage them iri conversation. But
all were after' work.
"Oh, they don't want it; they
just say they do, so they can lay
around camp a few days, steal
what they can get, and move on."
Is that what you say?
If youi think its pleasant being a
hobo in the desert country just for
the fun of lying about a desire   to
find work—try it!        ■>
•   •   * '
"Nothing doing!"
That's,the answer that greets
the hobo's request for work at the
Elizabeth Lake aqueduct camps.   ,
The hobo picks up his blankets
and coffee pot and moves on. ,- - -
He struggles into the Mojave
two days later through a terrible
sand storm.
He looks out across tha dreaded-
Mojavo desert-,:; „ Np;. _ uso -joing,
back., He moves bn into the do-'
sert, .,' ,i*.   '■.,'.
"Nothing doing'? 'at,'Red Book
canyon. Nothing but ajrsenic in
the water and sun and sand and
lizards and rattlesnakes and a
grave or "two .along the, trail, just
for a pleasant reminder.
"Nothing doing" at Freeman'
station, at Indian Wolls, at Olan-
cha, or at any of the littlo desert
stag* stations or tho aqueduct
camp, where tho hobo thought
thoro might bo a chance to shovel
dirt in a tomperaturo of ,110, or
tho chanco to got a real aristocratic job of driving oight mules, .
"Nothing doing" at Lone Pine,
Independence, Bishop.
At Bishop the hobo pauses ?
Where next? He is at the end of
a string of little towns in the
Owens river valley. Beyond Bishop
are the mountains, grim, forbidding, and snow capped. Beyond
the mountains is more desert, Be.
yond the desert aro tho Nevada
mining campe. Shall he try it ?
It's takinji; a long chance.
"Nothing doing horo, 'bo,"
says a town oHleial. "Bottec
movo on-"
"The hobo nwings his roll
blankets to his shoulders.
He moves on.
Though late from the presses
the. June issue of ' Westward Ho!
with its splendid stories and illustrations is by far the best number
.Vat t"*-"'*^ flft C-IT  WarmflM-l-i a c_
■J   W ^ *. V-— »w^— —-^ v^t, . — v j   . 44 v... . . . M,. . . -44W44 -
a* capital' ■ story,'"The 'Heathen;',-';
and',, Roy Hornimani an equally
well known magazine writer contributes an amusing phantasy of
the future' entitled "No „ Bali."
Miss Irene Mac Co 11, a young. British. Columbian, writer who is rap,-
idly making a name for her fiction
has a sweet but sad story in\"As
She Sowed." "The, Reef of Lan-
dell's Woe," by S. Tourneur, and
"The Brothers" by Ruoen Rambler
are two good,pieces of fiction. In
the travel "department this
month's magazine introduces Mr,
Frank Burnett, of Vancouver, who
contributes an illustrated* article
"The ' Ruined Cities of '• Ceylon."
"Indian Legendry," ""The Log'of
the ,Mineola^.'. '.'Photographis
Notes," "Country and,suburban
Gardens,'/':are, all of local interest
and tho excellent series of sketches
on the variows district's of the province .under ,thlo .heading, '/Potential Canada" and a write-up,* 'of
FerrlJo, by'•D." V, Mott, speak'well'
for tho publisher's enterprise in exploiting the-, possibilities of the
west. Next month' tyastward .'ho,!
•commences"its third".Volume, -and
announces as a special foaturq ' a
sketch, of. Sir.,Wilfred Lnurier by
tho editor • 'ih' • his • department
"Mon I havo Met,"
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Tho editor sat in his ofllce
whoiico all but he had fltd, and he
wislle'd ' that evory last 'dead boat
was in his grave—stono dead, His
mind then-, -vfandorod far away, to
the timo when"ho should die, and
his royal editorial soul go sailing
to tho sky; when- ho'd roam the
fields of paradise and sail 'o'er jasper sods and all things glorious
would combine his overy senile to
please. He thought how when ho
had looked' across tho great gulf
dark and drear, that'll yawn be*
tween his happy soul and those
who swindled here, and when for
water they would call, and in
agony thoy'd capor, he'd shout to
them: "Just quench your thirst
with the due that's on your paper," A noiuo, a start, tho editor awoke nnd silently he wept,
I as he realised his work was never
Uoue, not even while hu ».ept.
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"It is hereby agreed, by and between the iJnited. Mine Workers of
America, Bistrict No. 18, and the
Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company,
Limited; that the following-rates
of wages shall govern at the No.
nine mine, Coal Creek, for the pillar and stall system: t.n
Mining~--6S^' cents per gross ton.
1 Yardage—levels and parallels,
$1.50-per lineal yard; crosscuts
between levels, $1.50 per lineal
yard;,'room crosscuts; no tracks,;
.50 per lineal yard.    .', -
■ Clod—Where required to -take
down clod,'it is to,be.paid cor at
the old scale.    ',.-   ;,'"■.,
Brushing*—Bottom brushing to be
done by the Company. •'
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All "other labor to be paid for
according- to the scale agreed to
May 4th, 1907.."
(Signed)   Lewis   Stbckett, - Pres.
(Signed) J. A. McDonald,    Secy.
Fernie, B. C, June 9th, 1908.
<-.,'*. ,' -     • ■
cln. tho    matter  of . the International    Coal   &     Coke Company,
Limited,, in "respect to the refusal..
of the management to consider an'
alleged grievance made by Donald
Frazer'and other employees   being
laid off work, because  of the fact
that the men    had,  of their own*
accord, , .drawn their time,-   .and
thereby "ceased to:-be employees of
^wI.t_is_the^,opinion_of_this Joint-
Committee-that, -where employees
■have'voluntarily drawn their- time
before the regular pay day, they
sever ..their connection with the
company and the alleged grievance ceases to become a question
for consideration under the agreement we are,working under.
(Signed) J. A. McDonald,   Secy.
(Signed) Lewis   Stockett,   Pres.
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witls. tlie
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A Kansas -.in... is convinced that
advertising pny*- I*8 advertised
for a lout five dollar bill, and a
stranger who had picked ono up
on the streets, read the advertisement' and returned the bill to the
advertiser. A few days later
while looking over a waistcoat he
had laid off, the ordinal lost "bill
was found in a pocket. He sayt
advertising pays one hundrad per
Montreal, June C5—-The opposition in the legislature at Queb*e
•was fctrengthened by one vote this
afternoon! as a result of tho recount in the Bt. Anna's division
of the city. Ttvnsey, conservative,
was declared elected by a majority of three votes. Th« seat was
held by Walsh, liberal; by A majority of tight votes, The opposition now consists of seventeen
, The Bight "Rev. Chasu Scudding*,,.
D. D.,. Bishop of Oregon,'U.S.A.,-
in, his lenten pastoral letter to his
.'diocese! wrote the following sentences, . which are worthy the consideration of every; christian of-
pyery,name and place:—
^•'Our besetting eiiii is the break-
ing of the -Cord's Day, or thonq»-
loc.t of the worship of almighty
God. This terrible impiety, which
is widespread among us is a three
fold evil. It is a symptom of
spiritual disease; it is itself a
grievious sin, and is a sure cause
of religious decay and death.   ;
"A wave of Irreligion has been
sweeping over this country, ■ Some
who, used always to'bo 'in tho
spirit' on the Lord's Day,' began
to spend that most holy and
blossod day in moro idleness ; and
sloth, thon in puroly physical exorcises and amusements or in do-
mostio> and social festivities, for.
getting God. Bu,t such waves of
popular corruption and folly ought
no nloro to movo a churchman
and 'Child of God.' than tho passing clouds move a granite hill.
"I, therefore, bespeak your
faithful and loving observance of
thin Lent, with all its duties and
its privileges, and its opportunities for public w.orship and instruction."
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with local applications, aB they
cannot reach the seat of the disease. Catarrh ia a blood or con*
i.itutiotui Ji.ii.dii-), <xuJ iii xii-cr
to cure it you must take internal
remedies.. Halls' Catarrh Cure Is
not a -quack medicine. It was des-
cribed by ono of tbe best physi*
cians in this country for years
ond is a regular prescription, it
is composed of the best tonics
known, combined with the bost
blood purifiers, acting directly on
the mucous surfaces. The perfeet
combination of the two in(*Tt-
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Send for testimonials free. F. J,
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Phone 138       Res. 92 Pellat Ave
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Picture   Framing and   Furniture
Repairing in connection
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fittings, chairs, tables danos, etc.
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Always a choice supply of Beef, Pork, Veal,
Mutton,  and Xamb on  hand.    Hams,
Bacon, Lard, Butter and Eggs.     ,
Our Specialties
Fresh,   Smoked   and   Salted   Fish,  always a
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TOM beck:
Thero'is no way of'milking UuHntj
frlonds llko "Muklnp- Good;" and Doctor
iMorco's ra-wlleinc-i well exemplify this,
and'thoir frlonila, after nipjro than two
docadoa of poiiiilarlty, aro numtiored- by
tho hundreds of thouHnndu, Thoy havo
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A good, honoat, squnro-dpal modlclno of;
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Medical Discovery. It still enjoys an Im*
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tho earlier period of IU populnrlty have
"lionn hy thn board" and nro never more
hoard of, Thoro mimt bo somo ronnon for
till* iDim-tlino poimlnrlty and that Is to
bo found In IU superior merits, Whon
onco glvnn a fair trial fnr wmk stomach,
or fur llvor and blood nlToutlons, Its supo*
rlwr curative qualities nro noon manlfont;
Imncn It hns survlvod and Rrown In nop*
ulur favor, whilo scores of Ir-sx morltorloui
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for a hrlnf porlod and thon boon ss soon
For n torpid llvor with Its attendant
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with dlHtrots aftor oatlng, norvonsnotti
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riorco's Ooldon Modlral Discovery. It's
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IU ingrodlonu printed on trnttlo-wranpor
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mnnu. It makes wnak women utrong and
oleic womon woll. Loss ndvrrtlinl than
somo prnpiratlon* told for llko purposes,
|U HWrllng curativo virtues still mnlnUIn
Its portion In tho front ranks, whern It
ttood ovor two docadns ngo. As an In*
vlgoratlng tonic nnd ttrongthenlng norv
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For Sale
thoroforo (iVjri't fl/v-nt a »uh»tUxitc that
tho doalnr mny notxlbly make a littlo big-
Bold by druggists, price 76c.
Take' Hall's   Family Pills  for
(no It Is unMinaiod. It won't tatltfy thou
who wnnt "fw.w," for thew In not a drop
of alcohol in It.
Dr. Plirce> Pleasant Pellets, the orioU
ml JMlo M w Pills, although the first
pill of thfilr kind In thn market, still lead,
and whon once tried are ever afterwards
lo favor. Kuy to take as candy-one to
three a dote, Uuefi imttaUA but net**
Wc have the following machinery for
sale on which we will give a real bargain
:   One   Washington   Hand   Press
(bed 24# x 38)     .:
One ,7x11 O. S. Gordon Press
One 22yt inch Westman & baker
Cutter, Lever
One Babcock Drum Cylinder
Prciis, Rack and Screw Distribution, Tapeless Delivery, bed
One 3 H. P. Water Motor
This machinery will be sold separately or altogether.
It nil prop-irly and securely boxed and ready to ship,
Addrets The Manager
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v DISTKICT    LEDGER:,  , FERNIE.   B.  C, JUKE 27, 1908.
Summary as:
The following is a detailed' state-
:  ment  of accidents hi Coal "  Creek
1 collieries during 1907." ,; '
Jan. 14—Thomas Glover, switch
boy, while attending ",td the, lat~
ches ..was ..struck in. the leg by the
rope. •..•:*;
Jan: 29—Martin K\ibrick; driver,
.while riding on the-side of the car
he was jammed against the   door
, frame and' had his hip bone brok-
" en.,   f '       ,    ' '
Feb. 7—Wm. Less,     miner,  - leg
broken   by a piece of coal falling
. from the face.. ..       .-
Feb.  8—Thomas Cowan,   mirier,
n leg bro-ken by a falling clod.
, Feb. 8—Chas. Douglas, car repairer ,' whilo Douglas was working,
in the car shop at Coal Creek a
snowslide broke down the building
arid smothered him
Feb. 9—George Trill, boilernmn,
jumped on, a train in the yard
while in motion, missed his hold,
■ 0 and   was • run over and1 killed by
one of the> coaches.
-Feb. ll—nhos. Cronin, , driver,
was travelling. fast with a bunch
of cars and got his legs cut by be-
ine: pinched'between two of-them
when they stopped,      ,   -   ' .
Feb. 13—John   Riley,    brusher,
shoulder dislocated  arid' one    rib
■{broken by a. piece of clod   which
■struck him while he was breaking
a piece of rock. , .
" Feb. 119—Steiner "Rockasby, a
•miner, while taking out an old
, piece of timber-was struck by a
sharp piece of rock, which, tbok
off his right-thumb.   ,
March 4—Thos. Paton,' miner,-a
'piece of timber "that he was taking
off a - car fell on his right leg,
"breaking a small bone. ■
March  16—Paul     Gall,     miner,
, ' right arm fractured by a piece of
■ - timber"   on top'of an empty tar,
.which was coming'into the "room
•where Gall was.
■ ■  -■   March 29—Martin    ; Smtlick,    a
' . miner,  had just hitched his 'mule
to a car when' it started suddenly
•-- and  Smolick was caught between
-: tET'caF.Ind a po~st^ar"The road
and was, killed.- Hi had , been
warned'to stand on the other side
*• of the 'car.
April  4—John     Piasta, •    slate
"picker,   leg   broken   by an empty
car coming down the switch back
by flie tipple where he .was standing. ( '
s   ,    April     5—Archibald        Nelson,'
-  driver and hoistman, jammed between two cars at the bottom of a
Tift andr injured internally,
May 15—S, W,' Green, • machinist
"helper, while carrying a pipe along
'the main level stumbled and
broke his ankle.
Juno D—Thomas Wright, trackman, • while- walking behind a
"horse 'it kicked him in the pit of
the, stomach. „ "
Juno 18—Mike Kubic, driver,
was bringing a trip of three car's
to the landimg, sitting on the
front end of the flrst car.- Tho
trapper'opened the door and told
Mm to slacken up, speed; when
Kubic, for somo unknown reason,
jumped, off and was fatally crushed botwoen the car aiid tho door
June 21—Jamos Hopple, killed ;
Hobort Thomas, fatally injured ;
Edward Boit, badly bruised; John
Edmonson, badly bruised,' Theso
four mon were drivinp a prospoct
Rhodes; . was helping to handle,
ca\ising it to swing around-^ and
break,his leg. ' - >   •
Aug. S3—Harold Hooten, rope
rider, in attempting ' to 'jump on
to the front bumper of a trip of
loaded -. cars he slippe'd and fell,
was run over and fatally injured. -.
Sept. 9—David Lynn,' driver, was
riding" on ° the front 'of his car
when his horse stepped ,on a'piece-
of wood which flew up and struck
his foot, badly bruising it and_
breaking a bone. „
•■ Sept. 20—Peter Johnson;' brusher, fatally injured by the premature explosion of a charge.
Sept. 20—John Debattista,, miner, head injured by the premature
explosion of a charge.
Oct. 2—Thos. Wilson, miner, fatally injured iby the fall of an oyer
hang of coal which he was mining
under. He had neglected to put in
sprags, though, warned to do so.
Oct. 9—Gomer Davis, miner, killed by!1 a "bump" occurring in the
place -where he . was working,
bringing down coal.
- y
.   Oct. 16—Luigi Basile, pusher on
tipple, two'toes taken off, by     a
loaded trip of cars which he   'was
jumping, on to whett he missed his
hold,and fell," catching'his foot in
the creeper guard.
Nov. 8—John, Laithwaite, miner,
while Laithwaite was .loading a
car part of the coal broke away
and fell on him, breaking his leg
below the knee.
Nov. 13—-Humphrey Evans, rope
rider, was shifting a switch with
his hand when one of the cars ran
over it, taking off two of his, fingers.
? - . ,    *  . •
* Nov.1   15—Jas.     White,.,. ' miner,
while - working at the face some
rock fell on him, dislocating his
knee and straining his back.
Nov!   :'; 15—Alfred Chisholm,
driver,   while   stepping     tin to a
moving car he was caught, against'
some  timbers.   "H*'* h'itd .one'-".,'rib
Yoroken   and   chest     aiid- shoulder
crushed. °
Hair Vigor
Ayer.'s Hair Vigor was good,
the best that was made. But
Ayer's Hair Vigor,-5-new improved formula, is better. It
is the one great specific for falling hair. A new preparation in
every way. New bottle. New
contents. Ask your druggist to
show it to you, "the new kind."
Does not change the color of the hair.
Formula with oach bottio
n     8how It to yoor
■*— dootor.
Ask him about it,
then do u he taye
As we now make our new Hair Vigor it
does not have the slightest effect upon
the color of the hair. You may use it
freely and for any length of time without fear of changing the color. Stops
falling hair. Cures dandruff.
—-k»&* by the. J. 0. Xjtr Co., LcrtrtU. IImi.—-
■     ■ '     FOR   '   '
Screen Doors, lee Cream. Freezers,
Boys' and Girls* Wagons,
Garden Hose  and FisMng*; Tackle
And as usual we vare,right on deck with the most
complete .and varied assortment, of these lines
carried in the city.. Our policy is fairness to every
one and our congenial, clerks,, only "live for the
pleasureof showing and0 demonstrating the merits
of our various lines.   „
"   Call and see us when in need.
Dec. -12-^Wm, Smith, flag ' "-'boy,
flagging trips--at entrance to 'No.
9 mine, ioo*t caught-in switch,
causing him to Sail, fracturing his
•W- ,;''    ,   -,'
•• Dec. 28—Anfiros Williams,' miner;
leg broken raid back lamed while
at work .hi his stall in No, 9
Tho following is from the B. C.
Trades Unionist and speaks for
1    Port Arthur, Ont, May 9, 1908
&. P.arm. "Pettypiece.
Vancouver, B. 0.
My Dear Farm.: I owe you a letter for quite a long time, and I
intendod to make it duly apologetic whon I got round to' It. How-
over, I saw the May copy of-' tho
Trtiles Unionist, and I mado up
my, mind that for two "gossipy"
items you were, tb some extent,
responsible. Thr-y rofor to Haywood and myself. Whilo I- do not
care particularly what impression
the Trades Unionists of tho West,
or of the Dominion as far as that
is concerned, rccoive ot myself, I
am strongly  of Uio  opinion that
even  the entertainment  of  a  suspicion that he    was ever faithless
to     the men who gave him'their
confidence, "Booze; Nuf sed*''.    It
is, I presume,   •; to be understood
that he likes it, but remember not
so   well that he could not forego
it on occasions such as the ;one oh
which he  gave  expression to  this
historic   utterance:  "The wine   in
your "goblets would turn to blood
on my lips, etc."...Search the   records of your labor men and   /hen
I you find .them  occupying the jail
and' the bull-pen J-being hurried to
the  gallows,  rather  than  participating in capitalist     labor     love
feasts at civic federation banquets
you    have   found   men . who, are
faithful to the cause of later; men,
who,   if the doing od duty'merits
any'   thanks,.'are    entitled to the
gratitude of the     workers.   I say
this without qualification; it'holds
good' all    the  way through;   The
test for a Haywood  'or a Petty-
piece it not, Does he indulge in.intoxicants? \ But: Has he ever contemplated treason-to labor?   I am
confident that "in'neither your case
or   Haywood's,     drunk or   sober,
your faithfulness would be beyond
question.        .•>'      ■   ,
' The only excuse that could possibly be offered in extenuation'' of
the insertion of this, uncalled . for
criticism is zeal for the cause ' of
labor,  and this   Tarings   his^judg-
WHimster   &   Co.
Headquarters   for   Hardware   in   East   Kootenay
A Savings Account is your*
CONVENIENCE—No formality in opening accounts, or in, depositing  or
„ withdrawing money.
PRIVACY—Information as to savings
accounts is Vconfined to trusted
clerks, pledged to secrecy.
J. R.   LAWRY,
Fernie   Branch
tunnel and having lighted a couple ! the comment on Will Haywood   in
of shots hnd ro tired outside, It in
suppoHod that the explosion of
these dotonatod somo dynamite at
tho mouth of tho tunnel, with tho
rosultH above mentioned.
■Juno 85—Martin Urowsky, ropo
rider, tho car that ho wnH riding
on wan carrying a fltick ot timbor
which wim caught by the Hido and
fell off, currying Bobrowsky with
It nnd hrBnking hin log.
July 0—Andrew Gillie, minor, lo/r
hrokon bolow tho kheo by a piece
■of conl fnllinp; from tho faco.
fuly *.8-.Goorgo Hell, minor, a
"Oiiinp" occurred and tho room
that Eell wan standing iu caved
In." When found ho was dead, evidently suffocated.
Aug, 3—Thomas Dowsbury, a
nun«, right leg hioken by a poBt
whilo he waB letting down a car,
with a McGinty.
Aug,     17—Joseph    Cocceolono,
Hmrterrnnn,    iirhllo    nrf>iv.T*'*>r*  fv*
4 » 44        *
roof for a sot of timber the roof
' collapsed, through three other nets
breaking, Coeceolone had his
skull fractured, nnd the top of ono
linger out off.
Aug Id-Sydney ft-m, trap--«,
attempted to jump on a moving
train of mrtt on the surface and
had his leg badly gashed,
Aug. 27—Albert 3lhod«e, driver,
a loaded train Jumped tha track
and atruck a piece of timber which
tho columns of tho Tradon Unionist. (Boozo. "Nuf sod") will not
have tho effect of raining it in the
ostoem of thoso who havo the
best interests of the labor
movement at heart, It uotrayb
tho hypocrisy tho petit bourgeoisie
that would measuro tho worth of a
man by tho standard of its puny
moral ( I ) code, Tho ono thing,
that it i» oBsontial that wo boar
in mind, is that the penionality of
itH propagandists havo absolutely
no bearing on the merits of the
.Socialist theory, Whothoi* the
tiuth was voiced in tho Tradou
Unionist, or not, it was in extrome*
ly bad tat-to; a guago by which
tho pmall nntnro of tho editor and
contributor may bo oafoly measur*
vU, iuuii ol gorif.ous aitii'Oi.Hion
••'•'-- lj~ ii.^/.i.^.l (,o icvu.i (.lie ^iaU.i
loyalty of Haywood to tho cause
of the workers; a loyalty whi:h
novor wavered ovon in tho shadow
of tho gallows. Men intimate wkh
his record will remember tho mag- j
niflcont courage ho displayod in
resenting the taunts of the arrint
coward, Sherman Hell, when ho
punched him, though surrounded
by his uniformed thugs. Of coarse
respectable lnbor lenders ot the
Oompers-John Mitchell strip.-*,
would not have been guilty o(
anything so vulgar nor is there
ths slightest reaton for supposing
that Big Bill is slated for any appointment    that would engender
- Far'better, that the rag should
never be published at all than it
should undertake to do the work7
of the capitalist class. It is up to
the?" Vancouver -council-^to., sse that
a man capable of exercising,, common sense, is appointed,to edit.it.
A critical .time -in the affairs of
labor is at hand, and the need of
the hour is nvore .Haywoods; labor
•has nothing to fear from such as
he, but it btihooves it to watch
carefully those who stand ready to
lead it to the capitalist shambles
by the liberal, ■ conservative, Joe
Martin independent or labor, (?)
If this is the manner in which labor intonds to reward its heroes,
(though I think Haywood would
object to the term) it will have a
tendency to encourage indifference,
It is a pity that you did not draw
attention to this, and have it bluo
ponciled, for I cannot roconcilo" it
with my experience of you, to believe that you would be a party to
its publication.   If you'wore, well
d your indiscrotion,     for   you
have dono something that cannot
bo very easily undone; erected' another monumont to your impetuosity. ■■•
As to tho bra^id of "hooch" I
was indulging in at tho I\»g, it
was tho kind ho usually drinks
who is a Judgo of pood liquor,
„<'Irish;'"with tho tasto of the turf
ion it, It was partaken of in tho
company, of as raro a bunch of
good fellows as aro to bo found in
this Dominion, all of thorn friends
of yours, too. Hero I was in
Winnipeg with the.oxpcns'oH piling
up aud no chance thut I could seo
to    dear them off.   I wont to seo
* * * and ho ashed no qvioNtiomj
but did'a stunt thnt endoarn mo
to him for all timo, Ho did it I
boliovo as much hocauso I was a
friend of yours as for any othor
reason; in fact moru for thnt rea*
son than any other. Your
of adjectives in duHcribing mo waB
rathor unfortum.te. Character I
why not agitator, labor fakir, unionist, or something of that kind?
xny-it- ',, h h'r.d i.". "hco"!'."
worn you itirtuVinj* 'n vthnrx you
penned that delectable piece ot1
"nowfl?" What tho blades do tho
readers of that freak rag' care
what I do any more than I    caro
,    I.     I      ...        X. . If        ,"    il »1 '•     ,
44   ..«.. V... .4.4., » (j., „.*.„... <.44.fk.4-. \J.
me? The solicitude of our friends
to interpret the signs thoy can
road from afar off is consoling
and gratifying. Now about that
anarchy declaration, I will en-
Hj'htfn you fn name future communication. To-night '< I go to
Fort William to try end pet a la*
bor meeting to declare for Socialism.   Regards    from *   *   *   and
* •   • to the old timers.
The ' following was found posted
in a California shop:
1 Do you consider the job you
have worth holding?,    ^
2^'Would you ' be satisfied with
services 'rendered to you, if thei
same manner, quantity and quality thiat you render service to your
employer?       ,- " \ ,
" 3 Are you or are you not interested .in youar employer's success?
<■ 4 Dq you want an advance in
position and wages?
5 Do ,you really think you are
worth either? " ,
, 6 Would you select for advancement or repose-greater responsibility in an employee, who took the
same interest in w your pusmess
. that you do in your employer's interest? '    -       ■ '"
7 Are you proud of the manner
in which you Jperform your
duties?,  :
8 Do you like your work, or do
you like to work-in any way?   ,
9 Do - you make play of your
work "or do you play- at ' your
work? * ,
; 10. Which ■ would you consider
man who knew - how to do,, the
man who did do, or the'man, who
knew how and did do? -     ,,  ,
11 ;Which class are you in?
12 Is your employers-inclined to
bei fault fi-jwihag?
■' 13 Whose fault is it, yours     or
his? , . ,  -
14 Are the- most or least valuable man on the job,,'-or where is
your place?
15 Are you doing justice to
16 Are you fitting'yourself for a
successful career ofa poor, farm?'
17 Would, you seriously inconvenience your boss by quitting?
18 Are you familiar' with your
work or as competent as you
eihould be, considering, the length
of your employment on,, the work
in which you are engaged?
Answers must be made aloud to
youself only, and recorded in black
and white on - your consciousness
In; the act of Firing Business
Premises at Victoria
Auditor, Accountant, General  .\*?erit
Accident and Ettiployter's Liability insurance
Victoria, June 22—After ' having
terrorised Victoria, for 48 .hours
and necessitated the doubliag, of
the police force, besides being allegedly; responsible for about a
.$64,000 fire loss, C. B. Bratton is
at the city jail with a charge of
"wholesale^ incendiarism against
him.-. He was arrested' this s.ft'er-
noon in the act of firing the business premises of A. G. Fraser and
Detectives =T aimer, Perduey-and
Clayards shadowed him for less
than two hours after he had endeavored to fire the wholesale grocery establishment of Copas ' &
Young. A description was obtained
and • the.. police had not long to
wait before Bratton justified their
suspicions and, was captured in the
act    of arson.     He is superintend-
Books opened,  closed,   audited, and accounts  kept.in the.
*•  *     v   most up-to-date manner.  ."
Office,  Burns'  Block.
Fernie, B< 0.
As a family balm and salvo
Zam-Buk is unequalled, and should
be on every Canadian farm. Mrs,
C, 13. Tii-jbs, of Oak Vale farm,
Winnipeg Beach, writes:—-"We havo
found Zam-Buk a wondorful healer, I usod it for a very bad burn
on my hand, and by tho next day
tho-pain had gono and tho wound
well on tho way to healing, My
husband also usod Zam-Buk for a
nasty flesh wound on his arm
which it healed. In several ways
we havo found Zam-Buk so healing and soothing that wo would
not liko to bo without it in tho
houso, Boforo we could got Zam-
Buk in Canada wo usod to write
to England for it wo thought so
much about it." ,
This great skin hoalor is sold by
all druggists aiul ntoros at 50c,
a hox,
Evory homo nnodn Zam-Buk,
ent for Vancouver, island for the
Imperial Insurance Co'.', 5with offices in the board of trade' building, which ,was one of the first
fires in the series .of the past two
Opinion is divided as to whether
he is ,insane * or systematically
building up a panic to .create a
rush for insurance and justify the
extra rates demanded'by the. fire
underwriters. An open charge of
conspiracy in this regard' is being
investigated by the police.
Th'e series of fires i redi'-.ed' to"
Bratton include' in all nbout 16,
the principal being at the old colonist building, owned by T.' H,
Hibben and company, box manufacturers; the board of trade; Wei-
ler Bros, factory; Metropolitan
block; Chancery chambers; Angel
hotel; Fit Reform; Bismark hotel;
Hudson's Bay Company and Turner Beoton *->and Company's factory. All wero promptly suppros-
sed with „tho exception of the flro
in the historic colonist building,
whoro unsecured losses of $54,000
wero recorded. Mysterious fires
havo boon frequent during tho
past year, the lossos thereby exceeding in the aggregate all fires
in the past history of Victoria.
I was cured of bronchitis and
asthma by Minard's Liniment,
Lot 5, P.E.I.
I was   cured of a sovcro attack
of rhoumatism by Minard's Liniment,
Mahono Bay, JOHN MADEB.
I was cured of a severely sprain*
od leg by Minard's Liniment,
Yours in tbe Revolution,
''That woman noxt door Is really dreadful, .John,'' said a young
married woman in hor husband,
"Sho doos nothing but talk the
choice whole day Ion;-, Hho cannot got
any work done, I'm sure."
•'Oh," remarked tho"husband1 *'I
thought nho wm a chatterbox,
And to whom dot's she tnlkP"
"Why, my dour, to mo. of
enurm*." w«n t>io rotily "Wlin
talks to mo over the foiico,"
Our* family wet-.) all born and
raised in Iowa, and have used
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarhoea remedy (made at Dos
Moines) for years. We know how
good it is (rom long experience in
the use of it. lb fact, when in El
Paso, Texas, the writer's lifo was
savM by tho prompt use of thin
remedy. We are now engaged In
the mercantile business at N«r-
coossee, FlaM eind have introduced the remedy here. It has been
proven very successful and it constantly growing In favor.—Ennls
Bros. This remedy is for isle by
*U 'druggists.
Phone  No. 52 House No.   17**    <§
■ t o
Fernie's Most Home-Like House
King Edward Hotel
J.  L.  Gates,  Proprietor
Tell us, are you advertising
In tho samo old foolish way?
That your    grnnd-dnd did b(foro
And persist "It doesn't pay."
Centrally. Located Fcmic,
iSaw  your   Cotdwood
By Power and
save money
1   n
Cost of operatins]
Circular Saw frames
Drt*B Saw Machines
Stationary and Portable^
. SawlnB Outfits
Canadian Fairbanks Co., Ltd.,
Vancouver,   B, C.
Aiontre.1, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary.
Everything in the trade now in stock.
Examine before purchasing. Also
Lacrosse, Baseball and other Sport-
inn  Goods,
Phone No.  12
Xniuli   tno   wholo    world   Knows |--
yoiu uuviiti.-'h,
•'Cause   it    hasn't changed     in
Wouldn't the pathos of such logic
Drive a blllygoat to tears?
".Tust     a card" fs all you caro
Hidden, lonesome and unread,
Like tho si*rn upon a tombstone
TelUng folks that you ore dead.
Wake up, man and take R tonic,
Hunch    your hits and make     a
"Run   a    page and change your
Advertise and keep alive!
Say I Why not have your plumbing
done now before the big rush. We
hnve the largest; staff of experienced
plumbers, steam fitters nnd tinsmiths
the city.    Prompt and efficient.
A. T. Hamilton* Proprietor
Telephone  I Next King Edward Hotel
■Ml it
Mews of tlie City
Family dwelling   house'for sale,
8 rooms. Good well of water, nice
v garden.-     Will, be sold   , cheap   bn
• easy terms. ..Apply Manager, Dis-
'trict Ledger. ' • • -. ,
Wanted.-—A "good live subscription, canvasser. Very liberal commission paid. Anyone. who' is
willing' can- make a good salary.
Apply manager District Ledger.
'•:'-'. .-,...   /} s2t
., Chickens for safe—SO   Vhite Wy-
andottes    and     Barred   Plymouth.
Socks; ?1.50 each. . A -map, as    I'
want   ' to    make room for young
stock:   Apply P. O.JBox   00.
, Island    Xoa'd.
Good Steel Fishing Rod for sale.
Apply Ledger Office. tf
Wanted—Good- general servant;
Wages satisfactory . Apply Mrs.'
(Dr.)  Higgins.
.—'■ o —
l--   Rochon, makes his' own. candies.
Dr. Corsan left on Monday for
Spokane on a visit.
The brick yard commenced making bricks this week.
-     Mr. Hughes of Coal Creek   paid
us a visit Tuesday.
Miss Wilmer Hicks who*h"asbesn
attending- school in Calgary is
home oh a visit ... V
, See Trites Wood for stoves, the
cheapest and' best "in the land.
Leslie Mills left on Monday
afternoon's, flyer for'New York
and other, cities. ,„ . ■
. Mr. Fleishman of Vancouver was
in our town Thursday, coming in
from Hosmer.       - „      , -
Rochon's ice cream, best in' the
■ Mrs. W. R.' Ross and daughter
left oii Wednesday's flyer for , a
visit to Indian Head.
Just the thing for hot days; oil
stoyes, g-asolino stoves and refrigerators at Trites Wood.
Miss Lawson, of the firm of
Lawson and Lofstrem, lady barbers, visited Lethbridge this week.
Mr. W. H. Wood who has been
employed ' for some time in, the
city left for Wardner on Wednesr
day morning;
Bert Black has had his house
enlarged and' otherwise fixed up,
which-makes a. great improvement
in the property.
The    regular  train on Thursday
ran into a couple of cows just the.
other side of Hosmer and did not
stop to. pick up the pieces.
-   The   greatest     selection   in   the
iiunddl's' Saturday' Specials
Lemons, regular price Soe per u<.*z.
Spt cial tot- daiui-duy -'.:	
Ne*-*.' Potatoes, lvuul.-i' i-rici* 4 lbs tor 2f*e
Special tor Siturelay, (5 lbs,' for	
PayCash'' W.   J." BLMsSRELL." .'-  Prompt Delivery , A
>AyA>AyAyi$A>*yQ> 2>S<4><^$--'$>-^^<»<«^^
Cjf    We endeavor to make your trading here a source of everyday saving, our. constant
aim being to.sell better goods than you can procure elsewhere and for less money.   If
you are. in  position -'to "pay cash for your purchases, let us-supply your wants.    We
! guarantee that our^prices; will save )6u money, "      .*•.,    (   ..',.-.
Jackey Johnston came in from   „     ,    -       cnnnna.i...    «• - i „4
CranbJok to Coal Creek Tuesday.   S^kkTJg^oKtSS
R. Strachan   of Coal Creek left
' on o Monday morning for Vancouver.
12  Fair Curtains
i Only Mats
Such    goods
as these cannot
.   ■ ^    ,*
be   had    every
day     at      our
J. H. Reid Co., Ltd.
Complete House Furnishers
W. Scott, our undertaker,, went
to Sand Point on Wednesday
night, ,by the flyer. "     •
For a free and easy smoke try
an Extra or Crow's Nest Special.
W. B. Harris of tho C.P.R, car
service department from Calgary
was in town Thursday.
Messrs, D. Loganj D.'Bissett, ,J.
and A. 'Russell loft on Tuesday for
the old country to take in the
Edinboro exhibition. .
Big values in baby carriages,
go-carts, steel folding go-carts,
doll carriages, etc., at Trites-
Wood Co. ,i
High Class     :
Merchant tailor |
Count the cups and count the
cost'. .Much is saved by. using
I*..1 "Sal'ada?. Tea. Sold only in seal-
-1 ed lead packets, never by peddlers
or in bulk.
We understand that the Knights
of Pythias are arranging to organise in Michel and it is expected in
a few weeks things will be in
shape for a first class lodge. L "
On, Thursday afternoon Mr.
Mitchell and Miss' Dye," both "'of
Lethbridge, were '.married at the
Ba'ptist parsonage and left for
their home on the evening train.
.Rochon's fresh candy, is fresh,
don't you forget it. ■■' *
All accounts owed to the Central
hotel must be paid to Jas. :Sey-
erns not later than July lst.
The "Rev. S. Cook,' of Michel,
will conduct both services in the
Methodist church on Sunday.
Kindly ' note that evening service
commences at 7 p.m., instead of
7.30 as formerly.
. On Sunday night in the Baptist
church Mr. Williamson will; preach
on the subject "Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to be crucified. The" service will commence at
7.30.   Everybody "welcome.
Mrs. Lamb left on Tuesday '• to
join her. sons, who lately took, up
two,fruit lots at.Baynes Lake, 30
miles south of this : city. They re-,
port" that they . are well pleased
'there. ...
Mr. Savage of the firm of' Pluh-
kett & Savage, of this town and
Calgary, visited his business here
this week and expressed himself
well ..pleased with, tho business
turned out through the local
Have a look at the diamond's
you are wearing and see if they
are secure. A. ,C- Liphardt can
remount them for you either by
putting on new claws or can mako
up any style setting you wish the
same day you; leave, it.
Dr. Piercy, the eminent and well
known Winnipeg eye.specialist will
be at the Eld Drug & Book Stores',
Ltd., on' June 36, 27, 29 and 30.
All eye sufferers should make the
most of this opportunity of consulting a specialist, of-such high
Mr. E.- H. -H, Stanley visited
Baynes,Xake on Monday evening,
returning Tuesday forenoon. He
reports'the place sottling up, the
soil of a good; quality for gardening and fruit growing and a very
pretty ' place and mild bracing
Wall Paper - from 5c. a roll up,
at Trites Wood. .
The Odd Follows in Hosmer have
now got their lodge room completed and are able to do their
own degree' work. Tho meeting
night has been changed to Tuesday, and.all applicants aro being
notified to appear for initiation
noxt Tuesday nl&ht. A splendid
sot of regalia and paraphenalia
arrived this wcok from Toronto
and with those added conveniences
the boys should be able to , do
good want,
A big snap In furniture, dresser
and wash stond. Tho dresser nas
three drawers and Is flttod with
British hoveled mirror. All for
$12,25 at Trites Wood Co,
They're" Here Now
And-shrewd • and careful housewives are preparing Mo do battle
with these dangerous pests.    There lias been so s '
much  written  of late of the
Domestic   Fly
as an agent, in spreading Typhoid Fever and other diseases that
people realize tlie necessity of quickly destroying
any that find an entrance '
We have the best destroyers in the market"
.,, -     -      *        . u       ■•-'"■-   'o .
Specially Fine Insect Powder, ioo per cent, pure
Wilson's Hy Pad?,1 10c p«ZT package
Tanglefoot,   3   double  sheets   lOc
The Elk Drug & Book Stores
•      '  • "Limited-        .' '
The    Dominipti
We are offeri*ur special "reductions to reduce stock before
semi annual stock taking event comes around. \Oursho\v-,
ing comprises the latest and newest styles and materials
made, up in The Campbell perfect manner.., If you.! are
interested in summer clothing we would be pleased to=Have,
you examine our range and, note our special stock taking
reduction prices. -.; ■-■ .
Men's Suits      -      $195 to $25.00
We, have just-received direct .from the factory shipment ofthe newest shapes and
colors.      For thr most'up to date headgear, examine our-range. ■ " " ]
Cjj* If you are .particular abput the quality of your-table supplies, our grocery stock
will please you., We handle only the best quality and, brands, and. sell at prices that
mean an everyday saving to you.        , - .     ' ■■■.■.,   ;,,' ■•■•■■.
Choice  Fresh   Dairy   Butter,'per  lb.,/
Choice       ,(  .Creamery',."       *,'      .,  - '
Griffins  noted  Smoked   Hams,  per  lb.
" " "       Bacon,
Strictly New Laid Eggs, per'dozen
Beef,    Pork,   Mutton   and   Veal  at the lowest
possible   prices.
Fresh Fish daily
- Phone 4       , '■■ Victoria. Ave.
:    "   ' . %
Fittest, Quality Alberta Creamery Butter, 25c -per pound
Fruit Jars
Did you have trouble last season with" the common everyday sealer—rubbers would
not make, jar airtight, flaws in the glass causing sealer tp break when being filled,
metal ring.would not tighten on lid. We had all -such, complaints, .and toj remedy
same are this year, handling  NasOfi'S   Patent   Two   Piece  Jar.
This jar is, made of the best quality flint glass,.metal top, lined with-, porcelain; which
screws on-as tight as you wish, making, jar, perfectly, airtight..- ^Notwithstanding the
superiority of this jar our prices are lower than asked for the.cbmmoh everyday kind.
Pints, 85c per doz* Quarts, $1.00 Half-Gallon, $1.35
Griffin'*-, Breakfast Bncnii aiid Ham, sliced to your.order
20c  per  lb
■ $1.20 each
Exceptional'Offering in Toilet Soaps
7 Calces 25c	
_v«»...4n i_n i c\-'. .*'    '-'     "    "        -   ■      ■ ■
riui|Juiicu-^i*rcni;ii_n-Si"ulin:»   <£ . |
Z tins 25c    ■
A ri' prupiiiiMl to 1'ntnr io 'u.li.i**'
tnnliuiK u'ltll mh irniitlninonV,
I.mlli'ii' finIr •■ urt f-ic.mti-ciil'f.l
tiiiv day lint Sittiinlny,
The Garbutt Business College
nf Ciiltwrv. ban moi!.«rii cnnrHnn |n Tt'lii.
"i-npliy. Slmrthniiil nml IJumIni'ms ; ,<iii'
I pt*»v« i«x|M«rt If'iiclii-ri i pi'«|wn*i'H yoiui).'
I netlnUx for -i?»<1«»(t-mt-il«• i*«-<** nml hiu'Cmch
' Wrln* for prnmu'ctint "I*.1 KmI^p nny
I time. V. t'. flm*l»utt, rriuclpal,
Table Queen Machine-mndo
Is the kind you enn enjoy three
times ii day and w?vi*n diivs in llie
vvet'l'. Dnn'i deny it lo ihe
children between meal1*, they
are fl rowing,
Our ciiIcch and pnsiry nre of
the finest 'v|iialiiv,
Ice Crcnni, Prults, Etc.
*^®®S®®S) <....--*,.
i is.e ' ■ siioe    saie
still continues
$5.00 Shoes db'lt £\H%
Selling    for ^<*9m\J%9
I The Elk Valley livery
! Dray & Transfer Co.
«4>    '	
fur tlio I'trm, tfii'dcn, lawn or
Kollnble,   approved   varictlea
at retiHonablo prices
No windy atfonts to nnnov you
Huy direct imd gist trocBand
seeds that GROW
HouSiippll. 8, Spray Ptiinps,
Bprayinif n.ntorlal and
Out Klowors
Ciitiiloguo Frco
n.."1 ■■■ >'*i,'^*W4*a**«w*it*ljjLgjgjij ;
Studio Now
'."•For good Photos- go to.
the Advance Studio . _
122 Victoria Ave.,. *■' .
Near    Steam . Laundry
A. W. Courtney
Fertile;   B.C.
.Blairmor, Alia.
Funeral Director and
Onice Victoria Street'
Phone (tx     ResiJenco Phono 28
. J. Henry
(ir.iM'iili.iii-..' r- B010 Wn-.tinliii'tKr
Komi, VniK-'MiViir. H. C.
All   kinds   of
' .is
I  Braying,
Teaming and
Transfer Work
,   V
I Clapp & Letcher, Props.
f   Off. Tel. ft Residence Tel. M9
& P., p. llox 3»6
Great improvements are being
made in the trro.de and cro««inM
on H-uiaon street, Tbii will
gj-oatly improve the look from the
Depot  Restaurant
J. K. IlOtiKIH, l>rn|irlptnr
Open Night and Day
Wlmn In Mimleoil mIop nt thu
|)(i|Kit lluhtauriini,
Maeleod       - -       Alta,
A. Rizzuto
....     J: Crawford
The Fernie Livery, Dray  &
Transfer Co.
Now is the time to make iiiTiin{*emcnts for your suimmcr ice,   See ns
Contracts Taken
Including Stump  Pulline;, Land Clenrinj- and Ploughing.   Let uh
.    •      ' " ,    " figure on your next job  ■   ■       -
Rubber Tired Buggies, New Turnouts
c ■
V., A.  KUMMI'll I„ 0,  Kl'MMI'.R
Kummer Bros.
t Builders and Contractors
]^rlmntc8 Furnlalied nnd
Satisfaction  Omimnteod
HW Fibre Plnilcr I'opl in nloclc
P, 0.  Hnx 2xj
Fornio and Hosmor
(io to
The Rinman Kominski Co.
OroccrlKR, TJrv Oondn
Boots anet Shoes
West of Queen'* Hotel
HOSMER,     B.   C»
i.». i. iiJLiiiniji>i %
Lumber Dealer
X  X
y Keimi ,)enU*r in               «•
V RiuiijIi nnd Dre-nsei] Lumber  v
•J. Moulding**, .Slilnf-len, Lnlh     y
a Susli nnd Doors
•|>4)<$»*M><$)-$ <t QQAyAyAyAyAyAyAyAyAyAyq
I   Photographer
W, I), SimnmndK has opened
it Phntogrnplc Studio and in
prepared to do lirst cIiiks work
Studio on Gemmel Situi
Near the Oncr't Mouse
<H^m*M<m$ Ledger for News
•f :•:
Causes of   Scarlet  Fever I
Joe Moir. representing tbo Hall
Bate Co., vtat in town this woek.
Mr, Moir ir, an old time lacroue
plnycr, and watt one of the beat in
Winnipeg nix years ago.
Off!aet Victoria Ave.
rth ol WfmtMru Cuuml* \Vlint«i>ii,« '
Mr. Seynoldt, of Cranbrook,
earn* to town Thursday night, re*
turning on the local next morning.
(f There im no wonder when you send
ymir laundry work (0 die denb of dm uiiwiiii*
l,arv ChiukM lo lie iauudried canning the
spreading ol the dreadful dUc'ivc.
•tf Why not patronize die Steam Laundry
where nil goods nre anti-septic aud disinfected
receiving them buck nice, fresh nnd iwcct.
<T Get die Chink imell off* you hy calling up
135.   Our plant i* iikayi open for inspection
• < 'ii
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wf-iaft^fliii- '■^iMltt*t*-*WB?'\tf-&:.^ **&-t' a- -.«Vaj* i»MttoT'li,t*t*'-ia*l,«bv-'
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■_t_mm-e-e-e-e-m-e-e%-em*-e-e-etaem Supplement to
Vol. Ill No. 44
Fernie, B. C., June 27th, 1908
$1.00 a Year
Vancouver, June 25—A jiegro
named James Jenkins is- tonight
»eing taken to New. Westminster,
ol' lVirs. Morrison, which - occurred
recently at Hazelmere; , The man
was arrested on June"12" near Bel-
tinghain and has since been, detained as a vagrant. .This* Morning the little Morrison girl picked
him-out from among fifty prisoners as the.assailant and later identified tho clothes he wore when or.
rested, Jenkins has never' accounted for his whereabouts at the
time of the murder.   ,
Advices fioni the east state that
G. W. West, United States consul
at Sydney, O.B., has been appointed 'consul general of the 'United
States for this province and ordered to report at Vancouver on July
1. Consul Dudley is now in Wat-n-
inigton on business and the report'
cannot bo definitely confirmed.
Vancouver, Juno 24—Little Mary
Morrison, tho eight year old
daughter of Mrs. Morrison,, who
was murdered two weeks ago at
Hasselmero, this morning at Bell-
Ingham identified a negro named
Jenkins as the roan who had.kill-
ed hor mother. The girt had no
hesitation ^ at all in declaring that
the' negro was. tho man and in
making tho identification com-
plc'to. Jpnkins was arrested at
Wicker sham, Wash., as long ago
as June 12, and was hold as . a
suspoot. A charge of vagrancy
porved to keep him in Jail till ho
could be conveniently brought to
DelUngham, This , morning constable Spain took tho Morrison
girl to Bollingham and in the
county jail tha ijfirl identified tho
imgro aR her mother's assailant.
Sheriff Williams was the officer
who in tho first instance caused
tho arreBt of JcnkinB, Tho latter
was nervouB and friphtcned when
in -rent.i»'d. ft/hor persons who saw
him today declare that ho -ams in
Uio vicinity of the crimo on the
dny of the murder.
o- ■■■
Erato, June 25—General manager Gillie, of tho Amalgamated
•wopper Company's properties, today issued an official statement
concerning the fires in the Anaton*
cVu and St. Lawronco minoB regarding statements which were
uo-nt out from thin city last night.
Mr, Gillie nays that tho blau
which has been raging; continuoutt*
ly since 1BU0 is no woree than it
has be-on several times before and
that there In nothing alarming; in
the uituation. Tho fire is supposed
to havo boen Btarted by a miner1*
candle. For nine years it has nag*
■».-, -tt, t\\n timhorx of the part to
which it has been confined, spread*
ni|* oloviiy, 'She ttuliilntii, iu ihe
ores also lend fuel to tho smouldering flames.
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Ottawa, Juno 85—A. bonus oi 10
y-'br cent will probably bi allowed
tb* entire -public service 'his year.
Xt will be based upon the increased cost of liyinrr throughout Canada.
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Anent the lacrocse match on
Wednesday the remark was many
times heard that the game wm
after all a -Fernie game, being almost entirely between Femieltet
and ex*Ternlelt*s, the visiting
team beinc* with one or two ex*
ceptions at one time Fernie boys,
and playing In her team.
Killarney, Man., June 25.—A
disastrous fire occurred this morning at Paul Cleave's three miles
east of here. His son Fercy went
to light the fire with coal oil when
the    can    exploded,   covering the
boy withTnBames^'Ee. ran for~the"
door and jumped into a° water
barrel but not before he was seriously burned. An aged" lady
housekeeper was also badly burned. ' The building and contents
were completely consumed.
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Monongahelia, June 23—Three
miners are dead, two others perhaps fatally bwned and 15 entombed, many of whom are supposed to be dead, from an explosion at the Ellsworth No. 1 mine
of tho Pittsburg Coal Company
near here to-day. One of the victims taken from the* mine, John
Beal, is the only' one identified'.
The others are foreigners whose
features aro too scorched to be recognised. ..The binned men wero
carried to the hospital here whore
it waB said they would probably
die. '
The explosion occurred1 when all
but 30 miners .working.on the day
shift had left tho workings. Of this
nnimter 16 were near the mouth of
the slope and rushed out before
the' fordo/of the explosion reached
them. Had,the explosion occurred
five minutes, earlier a force of 500
men would have been entrapped,
Littlo iu known, about the"mon
hero still in tho mine, but moBt of
thorn aro said to havo perished in
tho fumes, which are t.till.so
strong that rescuers cannot enter
far into tho ntopot*.
Later—A report from Ellsworth,
I'a,, says that all the men are out
of the mine the number of victims
boing ten, three of whom aro dead.
Littlo damage was done insidottho
mine. Owing to s storm which interrupted telegraph and telephone
communication, .full details can*
not be had irom tho mino.
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A musical organisation of the
importance and renown of the Kit*
tius must neeuKvarily havo for Uh
leader a man of highent ability, In
the person of Mr, Albert Cook,
the diroctor, this leader is found.
Mr, Uoo.< iu a striking example ot
a man, who not only knows music, but can impart to those undor
him his ideas of how compositions
nhould b* played. In tho Kilties,
Canada's romarVable band, which
haw visited seven countries, and'is
•now on its fifteenth tovir, Mr. Cook
has most sympathetic material,
enA with it he, nehioves results
that take his hearers by storm.
Nothiiiijj but i)i-i.\a ii. every
heard by tho band, because every
man in it is an artist, individually working for the success of the
whole; - and under the direotion
of a master, they could not help
achieving that kuccmsb,
It is not necessary for Mr. Cook
to > descend to eccentricities in
order to secure good work from
his men, and throughout all his
leading, the gymnastics indulixed
in by some leaders, are noticeable
by their absc-nee. His splendid
figure set up like a soldier's it not
required to twiet and turn and
Jump about to secure the results
he desires from the musician1*; and
th* ease with which he lead's thlem
comes a* a dintinet relief to audiences over weary of M««eentric"
. Red Deer, AltaV, June 25—A distressing accident took place . at
Ewarts, west . of here, when1 ,a
homesteader named Englebert
Pukha lost his life-   He had a gun
on- - his. " shoulder when it slipped
from ' his hand, the butt - striking
the ground, causing it to discharge, the contents blowing the
man's head off. „ He heaves a
widow and three children.
Cranbrook, June 25—What is a
verdict of wilful murder against
three Swedes named Axel Bergxen,
Geo. Nelson and M. Lund, was
found by the jury empanelled by
coroner Mallandaine hero this
afternoon to,, enquire into the
cause of the death of Michael
Rooney, formerly a blacksmith at
Daly's logging camp! near Jaf-
fray.   "•
On Sunday evening, the 14th
instant, a Swede named ..Steve
Forsman, oame into Pearson's
hotel at Jaffrey with his face badly battered end complaining that
ho had been held up by two men
on tho C.P.R, track close by and
robbed of his watch. A number of
Swedes got a hand car and went
down to Jeyell's camp, whore
thoy chatged tho murdered man
and anothor named Kelly with
takdng the watch. The accusation
was furiously denied und a rough
and tumble fight started 'aotweon
Rooney, Borgron, NclBon, and
Lund, in which it is not denied
that tho Swedes kicked tho Irishman,
When Borgren and Nelson wero
pulled off Roonoy, the latter lay
limp and quite unconscious on tho
ground. He was carried into the
bunkihooHO and loft thero apparently without assistance or medical aid.
On Thursday last he was convey od to tho Cranbrook hospital
where he died tho following morn*
ing,. The upper -portion of the
skull was produced at the inquest
and showed tbat a portion of it
three inches long and two Inches
in width had been kicked in upon
the brain matter. The fractured
part was as free as if out by a trephine saw. Medical records snow no
case of a man surviving so long
nft-r-r mutninin-/ such an extensive
The verdict tlndt, thai, llwi man
came to his death from injuries
received at the -hands ot Bergren,
Lund and Nelson. The accused
will be at once arrested on the
coroner's warrant and' brought up
for preliminary heaiing &x fceiuie.
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New Brunswick, S, J,, Jt'tne 84—
Three men were killed by the
explosion of a locomotive on the
Pennsylvania railway at Stolton,
two mile* from here, this alter*
noon. The locomotive waa drawing a worktrain. The dead are engineer Roberts, fireman Holman,
flagman Donnelly, all of New
! Brunswick. The accident blocked
three of the four tracks.
Three Rivers; Que., June 24—Al*.
most .- one thousand people are
homeless and more than a million
dollars worth of damage was done
shortly after: noon today. The
heart of the old city has been wiped out of existence and of half a
mile square in the business section
only blackened ruins . remain' with
a few gaunt chimneys standing* intact, while furniture saved from
the doomed buildings is piled up
in the public square.
Fanned by a strong southwest '
wind, the fire had in one hour's
time developed into a sea of flame
with which the local fire brigade
of six men; assisted by volunteers,
had to cope unaided until after 3
o'clock, when the first outside contingent from, Grande Mere arrived.
Though the doomed district presents a vast scene of wild confusion, thero /was no loss of life.
Five, banks and 11 churches were
burned to the ground in tho pathway of the conflagration, nor was
that all, for the old parieh church
of Three Rivers, originally built
in 1664 and rebuilt in 1714, is al- .
together destroyed except for the
walls, which are still standing. .
Near the church the customs house
is also in ruins. The latter building is, also a historic ono, being,
used aB a barracks in the early
colonial days. The convent was
saved, Buildings all around the
Anglican church were destroyed
but it remained undamaged, The
samo can be said for tho Methodist
Eleven business streets have been
practically wiped out along with
the banks and hotels, as woll as
the dry goods establishments and
factories. Only a fringe of the residences and houses of the inferior,
class remain. Those woro Baved by
the work of firemen Bent by special train, from Montreal, Grand
Moro and Shawnigan Falls.
Probably more fortunate for the
portion of tho city that still remains intact than evon tho quick
arrival of outside firemen, however, was the presence of the 85th
regiment and the 11th Argenteuil
Rangers, which had arrived for
rummer camp,' To them is largely
due tho credit of keoping down a
panic, as men and women and
children struggled out of their
homos carrying thoir furnituro
with them. Other soldioru wero
detailed to.guard the furniture an
thousands of dollars worth of it
was piled up in Ohamplian park,
By seven o'clock the Are had
been cut off, though lt stilir eon-
tinued to bum fiercely, and late
tonight, though the electric Hprhts
havo, been cut off, tlie doomed area
is well lighted by the flames still
burning the mips of what waB
nnee r-nMrilv buillt stone miUdim**.
One of the greatest scenes of con*
fusion in any build Jug wa,* vie-
sentod insido the Jail, which was
right in the burning area, but
though menaced to the last it waa
Anally saved. There were 100 prl-
doners inside. These prisoners,
looking through their bauod windows, saw building's around them
falling, and they loudly clamored
to be set free. Town authorities
were consulted on the itubject and
things looked so serious that it
was deeided to have everything in
readiness to ll-berat* them at a
moment's notice, but owing* to tlie
work of the fire fljrhting force this
was rendered unnecessary.
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Purse lost at Coal Creek. Finder
will be rewarde'd by returning to
this office.


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