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Industrial  Unity, is   Strengctla
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The   Official   Organ   of; District No.   18, .U. M. W>. of A.,
' Political  Unity   is : Victory
Vol.; Hi No. 47
Fernie, B. C.j July1 18,  1908
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/<jf We, carry the largest ..and most modern stock
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and   lead with prices  and quality every. time in
all. classes of Furniture.   Fresh arrivals, Carpets,
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Linoleums,   Dressers,  Dining Room Suites, Etc.;
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Cjf Our Ranges are the best Cookers and Bakers
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on the market.   TERMS:   , CASH or CREDIT.
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Complete   House   Furnishers
P. S.   See our Special Offer this "week.   Page 8
the Workingman's Store
It is getting near pay day and you will be wanting a new-outfit.    Look over this list
,*.'.    and you will see what you want
,  Men's Suits, $6.00, to $20.00 \  ■   Men's, Shirts 75c to $1.50
Men's Shoes $2.66 to  $5.00 . -"    Men's Pants $1.50 to $5.00
•jEsT Inspect .pur, .prices ,before buying elsewhere
iwfflt ii
The Glorious^Twelthto^he
front in fernie-^ Good
Programme of Sports;
The Fernie Orangemen , decided .Jo
celebrate tlie 12th of July; that day being Sunday the celebration was held on
Monday .last and. was 'a.decided succede.
The Master of the Cranbrook Lodge
said he thought it was the best thing' of
its kind ever-held in the'province otf-.
aide of Vancouver. "Ido not .mean, in
point of numbers," lie,Baid, "but in] Hie
able maimer..in. which it was carried
out, and there,is no doubt that the committee of management deserve great
credit for their good work, a'-', ■ ''. ■
, The local lodge Terrace L.O.L. -No.
1718, niet.at 8 a niV arid committees
were appointed to meet the incoming
trains and welcome aridescort the. visiting* brethren to the jodge.room where
a procession was formed, consisting, of
Cranbrook and Fernie; lodges accompanied by visiting brethren * from various places.' , The band headed the procession which was led by'-Bro. Boyter
of Cranbrook on'a white/horse;-'typifying King William 8rd: '      '.'-.' ,
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You will say, Is if Possible?
That I can buy irootlfruit lands with a good supply water within 30 miles of Fernie, on the installment plan
$5.00 Down.   $5.00 per Month.   No Interest or Taxes
For a flvo aero tract during* life of contract.   This offer will,
not last loni?.* Write (or circular ol "Koo itcniu Irrigation Tract"
D. W. HART, A&t. K. R. L. Co., Baynes, B. C.
THAT he would like to see a move
mado to havo a lot of the awnings
.raised higher tlmn at present. Ho
thinks thero Is a by-law relative to
this mutter. Thoy should lio seven
feet from tho sldowalk,
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THAT ho would liko to ask wlilcn
is thc worst feature: For tho citizens
to patronise Batons; or tho buslncea
pooplo to patronlso tho almond oyed,
Ave cent a day Chink or tho respectable union stonm laundry.
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THAT ho rccolvod a pleco of
poetry, or proso, or rhyme or sonu-
thin*; of that sort signed by Wm,
McLaughlin. Anyone who would llko
to seo it can do so hy calling at the
office. It is a raro ploco. Critic has
sent all ovor tho country to try and
got a' compositor who would he able
to ' set it up. Tho printers around
these jmrts nre a little particular,
nnd nu pt(jobted a striko if asked to
handle this uwful dope. Poor Wiilly,
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THAT when  a   man becomes too
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r.VnTtr,'ntilllTixr* rU'twpfl tinrt ' ti.-hunln**'
others who have a Job.
THAT roosters are a lot liko men;
a rooster seldom gives notice of lav*
•inr found a worm till after he has
■swallowed it.
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THAT a Pernio man recently wrote
to a girl asking her to marry him,
an<1 in reply she wrotti asklntf bun to
call, eaylnot that all the jnem'ttrs of
the family bad helped her. but not
one could make out his handwriting.
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THAT if you work har.l *.tid *.ir*
sistentty erery day, you can bars
faith that tomorrow will provide lot
itself.  The dollar you earned yester
day will turn up tomorrow, in some
unexpected mannor, f.wl &omotlmcB
will bring somo of its rolations wlc;:
It. A day full of work today moans
a full cupboard In the future.
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THAT the ass  who   wore  tho lions
Was safe until he brayed
Not by our acts, but by our words
Aro most of us betrayed.
It isn't what wc roally do
Tliut leads the world ustruy;
It's . just   the   foolish,   thoughtless
thin gH
We're not nwaro wo Hay,
—With npologics,
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THAT Wnlly is likely "hatching"
some   moro "eptthots," "Wall como
nwa' w|» 'urn nill'M
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THAT tho matter of a recreation
ground should bn taken up, Ho has
advocated this matter three or four
times. The present grounds may be
dug up nt nny timo, and where
would wa ho for sports, The llano*
hall fever has got a real good grip
now, nnd Fernie can boast of some
real good players. Football has ever
been popular, and lacrosse has also
its share of patrons, Why cannot the
city try and obtain a plot of ground
and have lt   fixed up at once,  It is
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The Fernie Drick Co opened their
flrst kiln of brick on Friday and the
quality is tali to bo un-uirpcinsed,
The kiln contains one hundred'
and twenty thousand and are being
delivered as quickly as possible to
those who are watting. Tbe orders
total In round numbers two million
for this season and will keep the
Arm very busy late In tbe season.
The "tentltmen Interested are to be
congratulated on tbe success of thMr
venture and we trust tbey will keep
real busy booking orders for this
most neceiiary building material.
Kiuiy Monday morning the clothing
store ol' Johnson and Waggett was
broken into and thren suits of
clothes stolen, beeidos other artielts.
from there the burglars noxt viBlted
the hardware store of J. D. Qunll ami
broke open the cash register, damaging it to kucIi an extent fie to render It
The noleu awakened Mr. Quail, who
lives over his store, and lie armed himself with n gun and kept thu robber at
buy 'while hw Lu-yGrti'-oldson summoned
the police. Policeman Murphy sion
arrived on the scene nnd torced open
the Iroiit door and found hie man hiding within. Tint bur-trim* came up before Police Magistrate Whimstur for
preliminary henrius* Tuestln.v morning
The ni-it-tonei gave his name as Murphy
but with very reticent as to his past record or occupation and nothing is known
of Iiim here, After i.eiiriuif tho evidence of thu fuw witnesses the magistrate committed him I'or trial.
At 10.30 a.. m. the„ procession proceeded north along Victoria' St. then
by the court house''to. Pellatt Ave'.',
along Pellett, turning into Riverside Ave., and'via;Prior St., , back
into Victoria Ave.,,back"to the lodge
room where they adjourned till the
afternoon., About 2 p.m.. they., lined
up again and preceded by the band
paraded . to the recreation ground
where a' good \ programme, of
sports were gone through'as follows:
■ Boys race, 100; yards, under 14,
Garnet Dudley, first; -Clayton, second.
Girls race, 80 yards, under 14,
Viola Boylter, first; Sadie Clapp,
tsecond. .,'...       ..y.-
And found Wanting—Charges
; Against District Officers;
Fall flat
Mr. L. P. Eckstein,"     '
Fernie, B„C,
Dear Sir—I, must apologise for
neglecting to acknowledge your letter written on behalf of District 18
United Mine Workers of America in
regard to an article which appeared
in- the Herald some weeks ago. As
soon as. your letter arrived I wrote
another article ^ acknowledging the
facts , given in the previous article
about', union officials accepting money
from mine: owners were incorrect. ,
The Herald does not want to injure
the' Miners' Union in any way, but
this particular article,,.at least -the
facts contained,in it, were given to
a' reporter ""by a gentleman who is in
close touch with the affairs of the
union, and we thought at the' time
that.there was some foundation for
the report. -However, we accept
your statement completely .and if
our " contradiction was notv satisfactory -we are prepared to insert ' any
statement, you desire in order to-remove any odium from the officials of
the Miners Union. .
t, Yours truly,
—-**y. ———
row, first (tie); Bowcn, second.
Baseball competition—This was ■ a
scratch match ..competition gotten up
between the Printers and the Hotel-
men, and created a great deal of interest. The Printers paying had no
practice, it was won'14 to 5 by the
hotelmen,   after "an exciting game.
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# The following appeared in $
^ tlie Monday issue of the Loth-  &
# bridge Daily Herald' "Tho Per- ■ ftt
JS nie District Ledger, under the :#
jtj new management Is prbvingvto, £►,
;<*• be one of the newsiest papers #
& of tho west. It is a clean, Ol
ft bright and well edited weekly jtji
<$ and is a credit lo tho District O
'#' Mine Workers." $
Tlio Pats and Leans played their
third gamo on Tuosday ovoning. This
was ono of the beat games wltnesucd
this sooson. Tho Pats won by a"
very narrow margin, tho scoro bolng
15-14. Tho two teams camo out in
costume, nnd beaded hy tho band,
paraded to tho grounds. Thero wns
a very largo crowd , present and
ovoryono enjoyod themselves im-
monsoly. Tho proceeds went to tho
Lndlos Benevolent Association.
Tho Loans felt a littlo worried
about thoir defeat and nre going to
try onco moro, Tho following waa
the line up:
Pats—Whelan, p; Scott, c; Itoss,
lh; Blnckstono, 2b; Brown, 3b;
Wrlgglosworth s.s,; Pollock, cf.;
Stevenson, r.f,; ntzzutto, l.f,
Leans—Wright, p; . McQutre, c; Le
Monte, lb; Edmunds, 2b; Jones, 3b;
*Llphardt, n.s.; Cnrmichnol, cf.;
Coulthard, l.f.; McKcuzie, r.f.
Fernie football team defeated Cole*
man on the local grounds last Bat*
urday 5-4. The return game Is being
played today. Fernie Is now ltadlag
the district;.
Bellevue visited Coal Creek and
wore i1btf)RUi(i ThUiui witsi.y t>y k-i.
Coal Creek play at Michel to-day and
will run a special train,
A Theodore Waters, pioneer of the
Interior Houth Africa and Doer War
will give a lecture on Thursday In
the opera house, It will be {.cod.
Don't mitm it.
Tbe Pats won an exettlng t-ume
from the printers lint night, score
9-6. Tt was a good game, some
clever work being done by both
The lineup was aH follows: Hotolmen,
Davies, Walters, Stuart, Jones, Hamilton, Gannon, Ferguson, Ingram,
Brady, Printers—Wallace, Klrkpat-
rlck, Whlmster, Woodhouse, Garrott,
Stanley, Buckley, Robertson, Bishop,
In tho boy's bnsoball competition
tho match was mado botwoon the
north and south ends. Tho south end
Ladies' egg and spoon race wns
won by Mrs, Adams.
100 yards dash, for Orangemen
only, Bowen, first,
100 yards (40 years and over, for
Orangcmon only) D. Mooro, of Cranbrook,
Tug-of*war, (for Orangemen) sovon
a side, won by Crnnbrook.
Thrco logged rare, 1,00 yards, Mr.
Gusty and friend,
Quarter mile, open, first, Bowen.
Ono milo. open, llrnt, Bowcn; sec*
ond, H. Cattoll.
High Jump, open, Vera Boynton,
first; Kenny, second.'
Tug-of-wnr, flvo men n side won hy
Gusty'fl tenm.
Putting tho eliot, Gusty U\ feet,
Horse race,   oprn,   Gorrie,    flrst;
Crawford, second.
There was an evening session of tho
local lodge held which was attended
by visiting brethren. After the usual
work nn open session was dcclnred
nnd speeches given hy the Rev, n, S,
Wilkinson  and    I.    W. Williamson,
Ttrr,    V.  Tr    TT    Q**,*!**.**    Xtrrx   T,nfrl-
ran, W.M., of Ornnbrook, flro. Wllken
and Dro. Campbell, W.M, and others.
All agree thnt everything went off
satisfactorily and was a great
July 11, 1008
Board of Trade, Fernie, B.C.
Gentlemen: 'It, gives me exceeding* pleasure to have the honor of
forwarding to you, the enclosed resolutions of thanks,, adopted by the
Board of Trustees at itsre-.'ular'meet-
irifr within a few hours after our ru-
turn .from a most delightful, trip
tlirouf?.. your byi-iendid country.'   '
The resolutions but meajreriy ex
courtesies received'at your hands-
Cur Mother Tongue, (or once, is-, not
equal to tlie occasion, at least wc find
our grasp on good old Anglo-Saxon
words inadequate, nnd trust'tlmt \ou
will accept the intent in lieu of the
deed.v .',-,"
Especially do we regard the re«
ueption and entertainment provided
by your people at Fernio as a most
delightful and pleasurable experience und trust that you will glvo us
an opportunity to veciproc ite in some,
small measure at no distant date.
Again assuring you of onr deep
appreciation of your kind consideration, I beer to remain,
Very truly yours
L. G. .MoNitoK
KESOLVED By tho. Board of
TrusieoB of the Spokane Cluunbt'r 'of
Commerce, thai n vote of thanks is
hereby cxtendrd to the citizens and
Dwdsof Trade of ("nlgury, Frank
nnd Colemnn, Albcrtn and Fernie,
B 0., nnd to thu olllcers of the West
Cr.niulian Collerics, Ltd., of Frank;
The Illllcrest Conl & Coke Co. of
Hlllcrest, tho Intprnntionnl Conl &
Coke Co., ot Coleman, nnd the Crows
Nest Puss Conl &. Coke Co,, ofFornlo;
and to tho American Association, the
Dominion Exposition nmnngcrs, Al*
hertn and Elks' Clubs of Calgnry for
the courtesies received hy tlio Bjkj-
knno buslucEs mon nnd their Indies
during their twelfth animal excursion, July •! to 0, Inclusive, A. U.,
1908, Wo desire to express our sincere admiration imd heartfelt appreciation ot the splendid entertain*
ment provided for our excursionists
nt (""nliimnn nml Fni'nift.
ut Colemnn and Fernie.
HESOLVBD That wo herewith
extend to tho citizens and Boardh ot
Triide of all towns visited, a most
cordial Invitation to vWt Spokane
during our Interstate Fair, Oct. f> to
10, l'.lCH or any other timo, and tint
wo provide for the entertainment of
our honored guests as wo belt know
KKSOLVKD That n copy of these
resolutions be forwarded to the sev*
oral organizations which contributed
so.iblv and well to the entertainment
und pleasure of our members whoso
good lortuno it was to visit our Knjr*
lish Cousins across tho Border July -1
toll, 1008. ,   ,    ,
Respectfully submitted
K. K. Goodall
L. G. Monhok
A matched race will be run Monday night on mala street between
Illixutto & Crawford'! horse and
nnrrlr- Pirn*-, horn*'*. The amount up
(or tbe race is two hundred dollars.
After this race the botelmtn will
hang up a purse for a pony race.
FEKMIK CKNTRK , ,„,,.„,„,     L -
„, „, , , ,     n     i       Coal Creek Methodist Church Sun*
F ve  candidates psi*ed h   Fernie    ,       , ,   ,-    m__. .....    ,   . .
fPaMMtrVMO) *•'• July 19' ,peel'11 ch,Wwo ■ Mr'
fltlm Mnlrhmd. 777- Annie Roattle.) ^^ morning It a.m.; evening 7.J0,
7Mi .Tnbn MacDnnsld, 7rt<*»: Margaret' prenrher, Tlev. Wm. tloulton,   After-
ltnhart«in,AHts Sarah   '*«M\*r.»U-'._oon ni _.%„,    preacher, Itev.     Mr.
llnsmnr, 1 caiulldste, 0parsed. '   , «t-«— - ...     •.   t_.i..
Marlfl Fuche*. fi*!. Monday Hchool children.
Every  Shirt  Waist in Stock at big reductions for one
•week. , See prices below
Ladies'   White  Shirt Waists   regular price $1.00
Now   75 cents
* "',01
Ladies- White   Shirt Waists   regular price $1.50,
Now    $1.10
" Ladies'   White Shirt Waists   regular' price $1.75'
Now   $1.25
Ladies'  White  Shirt   Waists  regular price $2.00..,
^y-yy      ','■ now ,$i.5o';
1 v *% l
Ladies'.White   Shirt, Waists 'regular1  price $2.50-
Now   $1.85
Ladies'   White  Shirt   Waists  regular price $3.00 ''
Now-   $2.25
These goods are allj new this season and up-tp-i
. date  in  every particular
Our stock has just arrived
including the most modern
and up-to-date goods. We
are now in position to
Handle  Funerals
in Eastern
Our equipment is second to
none in the Dominion. Day
and Night. 'Phone  call 148
1. H. REID CO.,
Uiiutiutlisi:. S
FERNIE     ■:-     B. C.
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Concerning a
Several weeks.ago this,paper commented    on     a" statement made by
Miss Ada L. Murcutt during her   recent   visit   to    Victoria.   The-Weels;
;was not responsible for first drawing
.attention to this statement,     which
'was published in tbe columns of the
Colonist   and   severely but approp-
1 riately   denounced.. For. the   stand
which the Week took, the editor     of
' this paper was subjected to a coarse,
vulgar,   personal attack, which was
concocted for political purposes, and
published  in    the   Times as genuine
correspondence.   The Week  expressed
a doubt from thc beginning whether
the statement which Miss Murcutt repeated ♦ had ever been made to her,
as she alleged, by the mayor, or     a
Minister    of   a"   British    Columbian
town.    The criticism of the Colonist
•and The,Week was the signal for    a
•■very sensible letter from Mrs. Day,
who as everyone'who knew her   ex-
.pected, disclaimed responsibility   on
'the   part   of     the   local council of
women for the vile slander to which
Miss   Murcutt had given utterance..
Mrs. Spoffard, the local agent of the
■W.C.T.U.,    and   Mrs.     Maria Grant
wrote letters in defence of Miss Mur-
•cutt, but they entirely evaded the issue, as also did the spurious correspondence     of the Times.   A general
indorsation of the nolile work of the
W.C.T.U. and of Miss Murcutt's past
services ,   and   zeal,   coupled    with
■wholesale denunciation of The Week
and all its works fis no answer to    a
-specific charge of slander and lying.
The simple- question in   which     the
public is   interested is whether Miss
Murcutt had any authority for,    the
outrageous    statement    which    she
made.   The   Week ascertained     that
Miss Murcutt had stated whilst    in
Victoria that the town to which she
-referred was    Fernie.   Investigations
were   then set on foot and a letter,
of     which the following is an exact
"copy, was addressed to "the mayor of
Fernie:   * '   "
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Victoria," B. C, June 30, 1908.
W. W." Tuttle, Esq./ "
Dear Sir,—We beg to call your attention to tho enclosed article which-
appeared in the Victoria Colonist ol
the 19th inst.   Since then Miss Murcutt's statement    has     attracted   a
great deal of attention and     many
newspaper comment's.   To several   of
her personal friends she stated that
tho placo she bad in mind was Fernie, and as the charge is of such    a
serious nature and involves so grave
a reflection upon the children ol respectable   families,    many of whom
are   known   to tho    writer, wo aro
writing to ask you officially whether
you mado such a statement to Miss
Murcutt and also to ask if it is not
too     much    trouble,    if you would
make the samo enquiry from each of
rtho ministers in your city and notify
us of tho result with permission    to
publish tho snmo,
An early reply will obllgo.
Yours truly,
Tho Week Publishing Company,
W, Blakcmoro,     Editor.
To this letter tho following    reply
was received, nnd can bo soon by any
porson at Tho Week ofneo:
Tho Corporation of tho city of Fornio, ,i
, Oillco of tho Mayor,
Fernio, 1J. 0., July 4,   1908.
iW, Blnkcmorc, Esq.,
Dear Hlr,~r positively deny ever
having mado such a statement -to
anyone Howovor, I lmvo hold the
very highest regard for Mian Murcutt
and Jt crlovcH mo very much to
know thnt nlm linn used'my name in
thnt connictlon. The minister mentioned Ih out of town, therefore I
could not see him,
Faithfully yourB,
W. W, Tuttle, Mayor.
When tho minister mentioned returns to town he will find an opportunity awaiting him to certify to his
connection with tho matter, but
other clrcumBtances have become
known to the wcok which render the
evidence of the mnyor conclusive!.
.This plnces Miss Murcutt In a very
serious portion, in traducing
moral character of a town In
manner in which she did she
committed ii criminal     offence
M.f.l4,t.        ,  1.   . ... 1        .   .
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able hy law, She is proved to have
made a false statement ns to her
authority; It can further he proved
that when In Fernie she asked if
web a statement were true, nnd was
answered by tx very Indignant and
emphatic negative, whleh increase.*
the •wrlouKne'JS of her oflrnse, It
looks now ns If Miss Murcutt and
not Tbt Week Is on thai. The latter
has never uttered one word of criti
cism upon legitimate reform methods.
Those who think that the work of
the W.C.T.U. or of any other similar
association can ,be advanced by misrepresentation and slander little understand the seriousness of the posi-
iion- which they assume. The Week
has had the satisfaction of seeing
the abuses which it first denounced
recognised by the various reform associations of Victoria. This , is especially ■ the case with reference to
the neglect of young girls by their
parents,-; an evil which was strongly
emphasised at the recent meetings of
the W.C.T.U. and the Women's Council. What The Week "objects to and
what it will never cease to critize is
slanderous misstatement of fact, especially when such misstatement is a
heinous slander on the characters of
our children. If Mrs. Spofford, MTs.
Maria Grant and the editor of The
Times are genuinely desirous of helping on reform work, they will address themselves to the task of muzzling Miss Murcutt or rehabilitating
her reputation for truthfulness; until
this is done her usefulness as a reform agent may be regarded1 as a
negligible quantity.—Victoria Week.
A member' of the Western Federation of Miners of British Columbia
has sent us the following clipping
taken from a journal published at
"Victoria, June 21-~(Special)—C.
B. Bratton, ,who was arrested in connection with the fire in the board of
trade building on Saturday,' will be
charged with having started all the
fires lately kindled here. His case
has-been adjourned until Friday. No
bail was' allowed him.
" "Bratton, before coming here to
take the superintenhancy of ,the Met-
detective work,
had seen , service in
acting at Boise in connection
the case of Governor Steunenberg.
"He is alleged to have been practically caught in the act of'setting * a
fire on Saturday afternoon."
It is becoming more apparent that
the hirelings of detective agencies
are responsible for,a vast number of
crimes that are committed throughout the country, that can be laid at
the door of somo association or organisation, that someone desires to
have destroyed through the poisoning
of public sentiment.
This Bratton is, a gentleman of
such respectable standing that ho
can command the superintendency of
an lnsuranco company, and yet, this
incendiary was a factor used by the
prosecution In the state of Idaho to
procure evidence to convict tho officials of tho Western Federation of
Bratton was a valimhlo man to tho
Mino Owners' Association nnd it is
somewhat strnngo and singular that
such n notorious criminal was not
brought to Colorado by Bulkoloy
Wells to play an important part in
tho Adams trial.—Miners Magazine.
For Miners Passes Second Reading in English Commons^;
Unionist Opposition
London; July.15—The second reading of the Miners eight' hour day bill
was passed yesterday in the uouse of
commons. .This measure provides for
an average daily employment of
eight hours, with both windings included, in all the mines of the United Kingdom for a period of five
years. At the end of the five years
the time will be reduced by one
winding,' according to the evidence
taken before tho eight' hor day
Commission", the average time taken
in lowering a complement of men
from the bank to tho bottom of tho
shaft is thirty minutes and the average time) (taken in, raising-them' is
fifty minutes. The men,'therefore,
stand to gain an average of forty
minutes daily t at the end of five
The Unionists bitterly opposed the
passing ' of , the bill on, the ground
that "it ; would bring about "higher
prices in I gas and fuel.
Mr. Herbert Gladstone, in charge
of the 1 bill, and Mr. Russell Rea,
chairman ,,of the committee, both admit that the passage of the act will
cause a period <)f embarrassment to
the country at large. The conditions
of work underground, however, are
such as to justify special consideration.
The Labor members of parliament
supported the bill 'o"a man, and 1 re
jubilant over, its passage.
Brotherhood.of Carpenters and
. Joiners form a Union
Hosmer local No, 18SG Unitod Brotherhood of Carpenters wnH Instituted on tho Cth inst hy tho western or*
gnnleor J, A. Kinney, OiTicors for
term ending December 81st wero olec-
ted nnd installed. They are as follows,
Prosldeut-F. C. Wildman.
Vice President—Jos, Bavaria.
Hcc. Sec—Hubert Davieti,
Fin. Hcc.  Thos. II. Davies.
Treasurer—J. W. Wright.
Conductor-Hmlle Lepers.
Warden—R. McGregor.
Trustec-K. A. Bird.
Regular meetings will bo hold ovory
Thursday evening. Tho local now ln-
■4,.u*,t>,i ntiatly every member ol the
craft in Hosmer nnd an Invitation is
extended to all mechanics coming to
this town to get Into communication
with the financial secretary, brother
T. H. Davli or other officers of the
local who will l>e pleased to look
aMor llii'lr nfflllAtlfin wlfh the union
either hy card or Initiation.
"■•*;' •—— - -.   .'.*"' •'• •''.
All   the  ^Seats    In    That   Particular;
. Church Were Free.   i.     '''='
At a certain church an nged usher,
to save the, exertion of p continually
marching up and down the aisle to conduct persons to their seats, used to take
a stand In the center of the church; and
when any incomers appeared beckon
to them and then conduct them to a
seat •"*.', ■ ';'- --\
. The .urchins of the neighborhood,
knowing his; peculiarity, used to, pop
their heads Inside the church door and
mimic bis action by beckoning to him,
Many times he tried to catch one and
'one Sunday morning nearly did so.
But the boy rushed away from tha
church and ran into the, arms of a pa*
liceman. I ~
"What have! you been up to?" demanded the policeman. '
Thought thej boy, "I'm caught," but
he Bald, "Oh. sir. there's a disturbance
at that church] and they have sent me
to fetch a policeman.",
"Very good." said the officer. "I'll
step in and see about:lt."     -
So he opened the door at the west
end of the church and, taking off his
helmet, entered.'
The moment the aged usher saw him
he beckoned to him and motioned him
to a seat next an old gentleman.   "
Immediately he was seated he touched the old gentleman and said, "Come
; quiet",
; The old gentleman replied, "What do
you mean?"        , / ' „ °
Officer—You know what I mean, and
I don't want no chat Come quiet or I
shall have to take yer by force.
Old Gentleman—I really don'tunder*
stand you.
' ' Officer—Look here! We don't want
no more disturbance! You have been
kicking up quite enough, and I'm going
to have you out quick.
By this time the congregation were
looking at the pair and wondering
what was the matter, so the old gentle*
man said: "Very well. I have not
made any disturbance, but to save any
I will go with you."
So together, to the wonderment of
the congregation, they, marched up the
aisle.  , . ' '
„ When they had,passed out of the
church the usher followed them, and
the policeman, turning to him, said:
"Now, then, you have to make your
charge." l "
"Charge?" , said the usher.    "There
ain't any charge.    All the seats are
'free." ^&-   -  ,   ,..■   .       *j;.......,,:-,.,
' .,.,.-~     :  "•
■ To the . officers and members of
Trades and Labor Councils," National Trades Unions, Federal' Labor
Unions and International ' Local
Trades Unions in the Dominion ,vbf
Canada. .„'*.,- ...
W. J. sWriglesworth,, D. D. S.
;-*_.,_",      '„' DENTISX/;/
Office hours: 8.30, tb 12 a.m., 1 to 5
p.'m.4,'" 6.30 to 8 p.m. -
Office in Alex. Beck's block.*'
"over Sljnn's.bakery,
In pursuance of the .order in council respecting coasting' privileges   in
.T3..:i.;..v,_/?^i„muj„_.,.,,4.An^, ".„-m_.l_„.„—
passed at Ottawa recently, the commissioners of customs has issued a~
letter of instructions to collectors of
customs on the Pacific coast. Apparently the order in council prevents
the" United- States ships from carrying Canadian bonded goods from the
Pacific coast of the United States to
British Columbian ports, but it j.as
no bearing on the' transportation
from Vancouver or Victoria to Skag-
way by United States vessels of Canadian goods consigned to Dawsjn or
other Yukon points.
Thc, only effect of this order will
be so it appears from a perusal of
the letter of instructions to coltect-
1 "
ors, to prevent U. S, vcssols carrying Canadian, bonded goods from
Senttlo to Victoria, Vancouver or
Prince Rupert. The text of tho letter
to collectors is as follows according
to a dispatch from Ottawa:
"To collectors of customs at soa
ports in British Columbia: On and
nftor August. 1, 1908,' tho regulations
sot'1 forth on pages 19 and 21 of
memo, lir>5 B.wlll apply to goods
duty paid In Canada and Canadian
products and manufactures carried
by water out, between any seaport In
British Columbia and a Pacific port
in tho Unitod States Houth of British
Columbia. Such goods whon transported by wutor from tho Unitod
States unless cnrrlod in British registered vessels shall on arrival in
Canada bo dealt with ns imported
"Canadian customs oflicers aro instructed to sign or certify any custom manifests for thc transportation
of tho said goodH by wnter routo as
in bond or free nnd nftor August 1,
1908, except when tho goods nro carried in British registorod vessels."
A Story of an Old Persian Poet and an
Aspiring Shah. "
"To be fair," jald a noted dramatic
critic, "is sometimes hard aiid cruel,
and sometimes it le rash.    You know
there are reprisals.*   The unswerving
" fair critic often"'takes up ,hls pen with
the shrug of Omar, the old
P°et.       a-       - .','«! orcnnisaUona
^   "Xdu have heara of Omar's shrug.j^,,.
"No ?   Well, it "was eloquent   The shah
once had sent for the old poet.
Greeting:      ...
, Fellow Labor Unionists and Brothers,—The twenty-fourth annual session of the Trades and Labor. Con-
gress of Canada will convene in the
Legislative.Council Chamber, City of
Halifax, Province of Nova .Scotia,
beginning at ten ; o'clock, "Monday
morning, September 21st, 1908, and
will continue in session-from, day to
day until the business of the conven:
tion has been completed. q
The approaching visit to the'Maritime provinces marks another important epoch in the history of the
congress. For years our efforts have
been centralised in the provinces of
Ontario and Quebec,,and we have had
a more or less perfunctory alliance
with the extreme east and west until
two years ago, when our twenty-second convention was held in Victoria,
^B. 0., followed by holding our last
convention in tho city, of Winnipeg,
the!, gateway to the'west." Both these
conventions proved successful beyond
our most sanguine expectations ard
has established a closer bond of unity with" our western fellow worKers
for the future, the importance - of
which cannot be over-estimated. It
is only fair therefore that this meeting should take place in the east and
that our brothers there should receive the encouragement of a large
attendance of delegates from aU the
other .provinces, and all organisations in the west, entitled to representation, should make a special effort to elect and ■ send representatives to Halifax', regardless of, the
financial outlay.
*   * tt
The Congress., Executive, acting ing
conjunction with the Halifax exe'eu-
tive, is making a special effort to organise vtbe Maritime provinces arid
good progress,, is being made by cur
organiser. The executives and the
organiser cannot do it all, even ..with
tbe best will in the world, and we
Persian • ask the officers and executives of oil
to whom this cull is
'fif\— 4-**\ 4*t**i*f* ViiiciTr nnnT^ T"l»-».^_*r*. s-.i._
>LU.—\i\J~fyVi\r—Uudj—xxxJvi < J-r\j—iivu-
defer   action   until   labor" day'   roils
Insurance and Customs
Broker ,,   ,
Crow's  Nest  Trading Co. ' -Block,
.,, ' Fernie, B. C.
Barrister-at-Law, Solicitor
**   ■ ,■ ii      ■   ,-
Rooms 1 & 3, Henderson Block,' Ftrnie, B. C.
J. BARBER, L.D.S., D.D.S.,
' 'Dentist' '
L. T. W. block,   opposite the Bank.
Office hours 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
P. C. Lawe aikx, I.'Ki8iiKn, b.a.
Crow's    Nest , Trading   Co., Block;
Fernie, B. C.
W. lt. Hobs, K. C. J. s. T, alkxandkh
Fernie, B. C.      *      V)
Office in L. T. \Y. Blook, Viotorii, Avenue
Contractors and Builders
Plans,'  Specifications ans - Estimates furnished on application.
- "   Plenty of GOODTJRY LUMBER-
• -ON,HAND.     -.•■..-';..„ ■ -':- ...    ''.
:.-.v \-     '.  R. A. KERR. --■*--  '-•_   ,
. Architect and Superintendent.  .'
Office at Residence. ;-*-
BAKER ST.     °       FERNIE,.  B. 0/
'. of
Carpenters and
*■ *.
- Joiners,
meets, in the Miners' Hall every,,
alternate   Thursday at 8 p. m.
L. SNOW, Pres,
W.   A.   CONNiGU,
Builder and Contractor
Estimates cheerfully given and. work
promptly    executed to .the satis-'
faction of our customers.
Townsite Agents
Fernie and Hosmer
Fire, Life & Accident Insurance
->VI.*. VODl.
'Omar.'.ho  Eald,-  'I   have  written around aDd  depend  on whether     it
some verses.   Listen, and I will read
them to you.'
"And he read the verses and in, the
Henderson Block, Fernie.
,, Plans and Estimates furnished.*
Jobbing.   Sash and Doors.
Builder's Stairwork a Specialty
Satisfaction guaranteed.   ■    ''
P. O.- Box 133. Union Labor.
Successor to J. TV. H. Terry.
Employment    and    Real.
>       Estate Office
All classes of men
Bushmen        Lumbermen.
Teamsters ,
will rain or shine, to finance the „trip
of your representative.   Get real busy
ensuing silence looked at Omar anx* at once and if your treasury is not
lously.   'Well?' he said. , " financially .strong,  run an excursion
'"Heaven born.' said Omar gently, or     t 6n an ontertainmcnt'with    a
'each to his own calling.   Scepter in , ,, ',-..,
hand,  you are  most wise, just and view to makln8 some money.     This
powerful, but pen In hand*—    Omar will let the general public know, too,
shook bis bead and chuckled   'Heaven
born,* said he, 'such verses would dls*
grace a nine-year-old schoolboy.'
"His eyes flashing with wrath, tha
shah shouted to his guards:
"«To the stables with,this old fool,
and let lilm be soundly Hogged!'
'•Yet tho slmb. for all, respected
Omar's Judgment, nnd when, a week
later, another idea for a poora came to
his mind and was feverishly e.tecu'tcd
ho sent for tho fearless and fair critic j
that you are still alive and a work-
ing factor in the community.
Tho one outstanding feature of the
past year has been thc effect of immigration upon trade conditions.
Every industrial centre in Canada
has been influenced by a largo num-
bor of arrivals, and this combined
I with tbe financial hesitancy, ' has
brought home to overy workman the
" 'Another   poem,   Omar,   a   bettor importance of dealing finally nnd cm-
0110.   I'm sure you'll think It is a bet*; I)hatlcnIly    with
ter one, lio snld wistfully.  And ho bo*1
For Tarniihaa Draft.
Pumice voiip nnd iiiiiiiionlii will cure
tho wornt cnum ut tiirnlHliei) liniiiR
Jimt molnton n cloth with nrnmonln,
rub It briskly ovor tlio pmnicr nonp
nnd thon apply t<» thc» nrtlele to tie
clnnnfil Tlio eniorntlnn l* « nlmnlo
nml enny one. nml tlii> roftultn are Im
imulfiiic nnd nwtx miliMfucUiry.
gnn to rend tho second poem to tho old
"But in the middle of tho rending
Omar turned nnd Btarted for tho door.
"'Where nre yon going?' snld tho
shall In amazement.
"Omar looked buck and shrugged his
'"To tlio BtnbloH.1' ho answered, 'for
another   flogging.'"
Which of.Th-.m7
A cortnln two men nro possessed of
exnetly $10,000.
Ono buys n modoHt houso for $*1,000,
n' modest biisliinHs for $3,000 nnd snlta'nnil means to effectively check for the
tho whole subject.
Mr, W. R, Trotter, whom tho -Jon-
gross sont to England to bring homo
to tho English pooplo tho ronl labor
conditions existing in Canada, will
present tho roport of his work and
such recommendations as his study
of tho question may suggest. If this
question lias affected your living and
working conditions in tho past or Is
likely to do so in tho future, would
it not ho monoy and timo woll spent
to send your own accredited representatives to Halifax to doviso ways
All work guaranteed
' , ,   .r
victoria. Ave.       Fernie, B. C.
Sewer Cositra-ctbr*
Excavations taken out,   etc.
Reasonable Rates
Cox Street     ' .   - '°
Phones 94 and 147.'     P. O. Box'417.
60  YEARS '
TnAoe Mapkq
Anrono'tiiKJInRnnliolc'i and do'crlptlon rosy
iilclily imfortnln our opinion <roo.wlir-'	
mlnn lo lirolinlilirpatciunlild
(roc. Oliloit nuoiic*/ foriocu....
. ..tqiiM taken throimli Muim (1
tptelainotki), without cl-iimo, la thu
lOllior an
011 rr.tcuu
the roinaliulcr of bin money nwny
ngniiiBt n rainy day. Tho other puts
hia otitiro $10,000 Into n motor car nnd
thereby ncqulroH such crodlt thnt ho
enn hnvo 11 lioimo worth $00,000 nnd bo*'
como n partner In a buslne*.** paying
$100,000ii yonr.
Aflflumlng tliut both men havo n wife
nnd Homo tinimlitors, which of tliom
lives to kick hlmsoin-Puck.
Objiet In His Prtiohlng.
Towno-lt'H funny, TUirrough is for*
ovor preaching to hin frlonds about tbo
nocosilty for Having thoir monoy.
Browno-Woll? Towno-Wall, ho's tbo
loat follow in the world who should
preach tliut Hrowno-Not at nil. Tho
mora hia Mends savo tbo mora ho bus
tlio chnnco to borrow,
Mm. A.-Mr»  Hnker 'nuyn ulieM tf™
n Rood rii'iil to know whoro you get
■((Til It**    f*.f\% 11/*.*•»
Mm. II. 'mnllliigi-Sli'? liken thorn,
then, doMin't i*l.t>7
Mir*. A.-Ko. Sho thinks thoy wear
Roup nnd powdorMl chalk mixed ntul
nibbod on mlldi'iv ■"■mff. will romovo
thorn, To ox-kmIHc iimftom lot tho
upottod nrtlrlo Ilo In tho mm for n fow
honrw, dumping It t*(tiln ah It Arte*.
Now broad m«jr \»> ont i-nlto ovontj
If tbo knlfo la vory hIIbIii'*. tifiir."!
Mr. Ooodllo-Mv hnv, you'd navar
bear rao uso languuno like that! Tbi
Hixi-l hot you don't! Why, it took
mo flro yearn to loaru all dam words.—
Bkotch.     '    ■
A Dark 8ier«t,
Wantod—Tho Tinrrio of tho man whit i
flrst mado tho welkin rluff.-—Detroit
— ^>..-
Vancouvor. July IB—Tn a row In the
Palace saloon on Hastings street
about mldnljtht, David MonlBsey, a
rip-ar maker, was killed, He was
struek   down   during    a quarrel by
Cbarlts Manning, a teamsttr, and in'     t , ...        .    mm_ ,„
falling had his hUuII crushed on the contBln   recommendation* of    rreit
tile flooring. Manning wns arrested, nnd immediate moment.
'futuro tho machinations of tho Employers' nnd Manufacturers' Union**,
tho booking agents o( tho steamship
companies, nnd the Salvation Army
from flooding this country with Bkil-
lod rnochanicB who will remain in
Idleness unlcpfl thoy act an strike
breakers or work for starvation
wagos? Tho report of our parliamentary roproHontntlve will explain tho
bearing of Canadian leglulation and
regulations upon tho subject.
The last session ol tho Dominion
parliament has furnished its quota
of important matters to bo considered by organised labor, Including 8
hour legislation, corporation, senate
reform, amendments to tbe election
I       I .  ,     ,.l *, " »    .. ..1 4lr'   \      IM.,,.
44&,l4,      1.4^     i'44/>4l.l      4V.      U     44.4i4.44V.     4,44.4444.^
oji riC'lUii',' il.'iy, old dud ytnalono nnd
many other interesting Items that
will be submitted in the report of
our parliamentary solicitor.
**.,       .4 rt      /4*1.4,4-      4,444>4»      li rt t- 44       IX. A      W4V,l»t»4
4— —4   i      .... ....   I    ., .... ^	
cial executives .had -such notable
events to chronicle Great progross
has marked the year Just past and a
spirit of onthusinstlc resolve permeates the movement from Halifax to
Victoria, A rout-ting and record
breaking convention Is to be the re*
The report ol the executive    will
Scientific fimim.
A linnduomoly Uluutmto.1 wookly. tan-out on-
rnniulon of iinjr ■.olontlilo joiuTini. Terms for
Ciiuutii, t;i.?K n yotir.poiuiao propitli). , Bald bf
nil now.iluaior*.
Fernie Dairy
Delivered to all parts of tho   town.
Gorrie Bros.
Tho growth of independent political
thought has boon most markod and
further suggestion!) (or a consolidation of supporters ol independent political action will como boforo tho
congress in convention.
.The awakening of tbo workers hn«
como, Ttenowcd cflorts by all hands
in ovory industrial contro In Canada
should bo put forth with a view , of
making tho cotnlni; convention in the
city of Hnll/iu tlio largoat and most
enthusiastic ever hold since our con*
gross wns flrst orpnlsctl, a quarter
of n century ago,
Fraternally yours,
Alphonso Vorvlllo, M,P„I'rosIdont
James Simpson, Vice President,
P. M. Draper,, secretary treasurer
 --o ■
Brandon, July IC—A Gallclan by
'name.i of Patricks, nged eighteen, waB
carried ttvuiy oy Uu- luuvui vniiue
huthlug J» iho Awilnlbolnc river nnd
was drowned.
iny iiilib buy, ioxmi ye»** \.I4,
had & severe attack of dysentery.
We had two physicians; both of
them gave bim up. We then rave
him Chumberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea lUmetly whleh cur*
ed him and believed that saved
Ufa—William H. Stroller, Carijon
Hill, AU. There is no -doUbt but
this remedy laves the lives of
many children («eh year. Give it
with castor nil according to tb*
plain printed directions and •
euro Is certain. For sale by aU
The meats that you buy from
us are fit for a king. We sell
nothing thnt is not the best,
that is why we have so many
pleased customers. Let us de*
monstrato this fact by a trial
Polite attention and prompt
Caigary Cattle Co.
tit. ,)oiin, *S. ii,, ixiiy it-—b'oifcut
tires are burning In several places in
this province, Ono big one near
Spruce Lake covers soveral miles of
territory. In the province of Queheo-
along the Drummond section of the
Intercolonial railroad several houses
have been destroyed,
Calgary, July 16—Fred Erlekson, a
lad of sixteen, was drowned in Nose
Creek yesterday while bithlng.
t-.,5^..-,, DISTRICT LEDGER,   FERNIE, B. C.JULY 18" ,1908.
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J.. r7*—'—   ' at
Wednesday    \
.I dreamed a dream the. other night, so wonderful and' rare,1 :r..
Which seemed to lift from me awhile a heavy load of care;     .'J\,'..
angel came    to me and said,— "Come, follow in ..my train,
I'll show to you   what love can' do throughout earth's wide "domain.",
And from these present scenes I • ped through space at lightning speed, *
Leaving behind the moans and cries of .those, in' direful need;
Years were as moments in the flight to those fair Eloyian fields
" "To   which   the     angel guided men, where love the sceptre wields.    "•;,
■Upon a lofty eminence we stopped, sho bid me gaze,
.1 looked  ,(the   .tears    of joy came trickling down my face,) -' "''
I looked     and saw  an ideal scene   which time can ne'er remove
Upon all I saw one word was writ-, on everything was "Love."
'The nations of, the earth .1   aw,   mi peaceful commerce bent,
As each had needs to be supplied the others to them sent,
'■'■-No' schemes for profit there I saw, ro thoughts of self did reign'
Witln> the lieart of anyone throughout that, blest domain.     ,  .
..Then, bound.as.by the-sins of earth,   I looked in,vain to find
-, -A shadow  of a careworn face;— all   seemed all illumined
;   With,a joy'so-unspeakable,'brightness was. everywhere .
•-   Upon each/countenanceimpressed, for love'was reigning there.   •
,  -I watched the merriment and glee of children passing, by,
So innocent and healthy, sweet—'■he fruits of purity," .:'
All clad in robes befitting "them, with faces clean and bright, • • • *
Their .childish'-prattiies' lifting me   to ecstacios of delight. "
:        '      t-j.;-'     ■$.   ,.    -.'- .■*•■...'.*-, ...._. ....   .    _/-
My guide then' bade me go and^feast and make myself at home,
i   Scarce had,  -.they seen me ere they cried a mighty welcome "Come."
-   I fe,lt the stains' of earth upon   my garments thread worn bare  ■ . -
.Buttsoon,   again I heard them cry, "Our bounties with us share."
Among that host    I went   my way with such a welcome ;kind,   _*_,
And though unworthy, yet.I cast my sense of shame behind;
They made'me feel"! was their own, whate'er my rank or race'    • '.''■
' For„"Brotherhood"   I saw was writ indelibly on each face.  :
I talked with some of every land, of every tongue and creed;   .- ,'
■   And,asked them-how it came to pass they were from, hatred.freed,
.   And, they, with one united voice that made the-woodlands ring,
0 Declared that "Love" had broke their chains and.only "Love was King."
I then enquired i'what meaneth this"?^-no rich or poor=-I-see,      •   .    '
Each working for the other's weal in rapturous harmony; -
... They smiled arid. said,, "strive then for this"and thou shalt surely prove
"The path that leadeth up to bliss is purity and love." ■      :
"July. 13th, 1908.
Coal   ' ,'eeb.'
' .".'Now. .Worlds' for Old,".,by li. ,G.
'Wells, (Toronto: Thc Macmillan Com-
!pany of Canada.)     .,   , .
•Of the making of hooks on Social-
Ism there ecems to be no end. But
it Is nn excellent advantage to find a
work such as this that endeavors to
give a summary' of the doctrines of
iSocinllsm with somo.attempt nt nr-
•guint* tho rationale of the case. Mr.*
'Wells is an expert Socialist who has
.■studied "Social questions" for years.
The result of this study is the present volumo as a compendium of Socialist doctrines.   To Mr. Wells   So-
. clallFm 1b "a great intellectual process, a development. of desires and
idoaB that takes tho form of a project for tho reshaping ot society
upon now and bottor linos,"
Tho,present volume if nn attempt
" to deflno, and amplify tho principles
upon which a Soclalim bolloves society   should bo constructed. Funda-
"■ mentally, Socialism of tho typo Mr.
Wells advocates "is a gonoral plan ol
social Ufo" which, whilo it makes all
(1 allowances for variations of human
individuality, is supposed to bring
order out of tlie present disorder.
Hence it demands nn orgnnlsod social   order   which cvory man servos
benefit in the past, it is nevertheless
only a passing phase of economic development—and even as a phase has
erred in'extending private ownership
to commodities that belong really to.
the race. .Therefore tho community,
i.e., the state—should he "the owner
and administrator of all land, raw
materials, values, resources, for, the
general wolfare. But this also develops a moral as well as an economic change. .And ' If tbo economic
change involved a revolution, tho
moral' change Involves a reformation. , „ ■   , .       • :
The spirit of gain undor tho systom
of privato ownership must bo supplanted hy the spirit of service. Beside tho enunciation of these fundamentals Mr. Wolls dovotos tlio ro:
malndcr of tho volumo to the discussion of objections against Socialism;
but tho consideration of tho arguments for tho "fundamentals" and
against tho objections would require
anothor volume,—Globe
What Is anarchy? Tlio arorchlstu
thomselvcB don't know. No two nn*
archlstH will glvo yon tho snmo do-
to' eat for several days, - shot ' a
priest. A chief of police haid, some
mysterious encounter with, a young
Russian . boy—who    certainly   must
have been a terrible monster indeed.
* ....   ii ,
since he had three hands, sfccoViing
to the testimony given by-Chief
Shippy at the inquest. One<hand
held a revolver,: the",other.a knife,
and the third ,was held,by.the chief
himself. The New York police chasing women and children along ' ■ the
sidewalks under their horses'' hoofs,
were met' by '.a bomb thrown..by a
half starved boy.. Hence this .terror.
The hero of Juan:Hill was pursued
in his dreams by the spectre of ~Av-
erbuch the Three;handed." In, his
visions of the' night'be-saw these
boys of eighteen or' nineteen years of
age overturning-the government of
the United States,-of America.'' And
he awoke with' a shriek- of alarm,
"Compared with'the suppression of
anarchy, every other question sinks
into significance!"
^- All right. We should have said
that tlio question of- "predatory
wealth," of the trusts', of the'unemployed,' were just now rather significant questions./ We fancied that the
.existence of little wl'lte slaves in
southern, cotton mills und northern
mines and factories was a significant
question..- We'*'*, supposed that little
children fainting from hunger in our
public. schools would suggest some
significant queries to every thoughtful American. But the president
says that all these questions "have
sunk into insignificance!" And the
president must know. .  -.'-        ■    •
So the ■ knotty problem Remains,
what is this anarchy.,.which must .be
"suppressed", before we''can-'"see any
significance „in the triumph of the
trusts and hunger of the mob?
'Alio, Averhuch and Stlverstein
were all' considered anarchists. But
the views of these men do not, throw
much light on'our problem. Alio was
an opponent of religion'and Averbuch
an.'' orthodoc „'Jew. As for Silver-
stein's views, nobody seems' to know
them. Whenever, he isreported to be
dying, he is said to have made a
"confession." When he he is reported ■ to be recovering,. these confessions seem to disappear." ' L
. Thus it; will be left to our postmasters and to our judges to decide
what is .meant by'"anafchy." We
which the Milwaukee newspapers and
politicians held during.the recent
Milwaukee campaign, .that Socialism
and anarchy are pretty much - the
same thing. ' But since our judges
and • our postmasters' are as,' much
under the control of capitalism ' as
our politicians and - newspapers, it
will not be surprising if they do so
Therefore all Socialist editors are
watching the development of events
with considerable interest.
■For now our glorious American
"freedom of thc press" hangs on a
slender thread—from the postmaster
general's dictionary!—Tho Vanguard,
flnltlon, And tho avorago American
and by which ovory man benefits, „It ,B equally hazy on tho subject, „Wo
follows, therefore, that secrecy, sub
torfugo and private gain aro tho enemies of soclnliHm,
Inasmuch ns tho present social
order lacks any such constructive do*
sign nnd involves waste, hardship,
doKonoratlon, It rccclvcB a vigorous
nnd unequivocal condemnation. Ono
plnco whore this Im abundantly ovl*
dent Is In tho protection and caro o{
little children. Parents havo boon
regarded as having privato Individual  on our lips, whether wo can wrlto or
hnvo heard.a lady, otherwise Intel
llgcnt, Insist that the agitation
ngninst child labor was "anarchy,"
And what rndlcnl, having driven his
opponent Into a corner, has not boon
answered with the retort, "You aro
nn Anarchist!"
But. whnt Is nnnrchy?
That will bo nn nil important question for Americans in future. Whether
we can sponk or must wear padlocks
must nit with tied hands, /hcthnr
wo nan Ibhiio nowspnppro and magazines, or   must see them confiscated
In thn mnlln hy nnr ArrKirlcnr, (•n'ricnr
All thin will dr-pr-nd on the dM\nW,lnn
rlghti* ovor children, with tho result
that in many casos thoro are prlvn-
tlonn, suffering and stunted physical
TC7.'tl*,    tTf*".'*!1 the •,"*TOt*>""**''''**,   *1*""'
every IndlvlnunT1 in tt., Rhrmlrt he responsible for    thc    welfare and vp- \ of that one elastic word—anarchy!
bringing of every child born into the I   For our president has uttered his
community,  To do thla tho    state! ukaso. Henceforth all anarchy will
must    supplement tho parents' core J bo excluded irom tho. United States
malls. And congress Ior onco will
follow the pointing of tbe Big Stick
and pass "drasUc legislation"
ugalnst the anarchists. And that is
U;,o reason that a definition of anarchy has become tbe most crying need
of the American reformer, if he does
not want to gist Into ncrlou.T trouble,
In this connection lt is Interesting
to note what started all the rumpus,
A man out of work, and bad nothing
and atlord protection where tho parents fail. Tbe family must be en*
dowod. But this Involves an economic revolution—ft complete change
ot our economic system—with a new
method of production nnd distribution,
Tk flrut step la that directum (»
the abolition of private property nnd
the substitution ot state ownership.
While private ownership has been    a
Tho     capitalist class has humbled
enough   hoglnnings,   ItB progenitors
were tho bourgeois literally   townsmen, of tho middle ages,  A part of
tbo feudal socioty, thoy word yet, In
a way, a part from lt.   Thoy   woro
neither nobles or sorts, but a Bpeclcs
of    lackios to tho   nobility,   From
them tho noblo obtained his clothing
and tho gay trappings ot hiB horso,
They forgod his woapon nnd his armor, built hiR.castlcB, loaned    him
monoy.  Ho stood to thorn In tbo relation of a consumer and as a consumer ho legislated,    doflnlng   thoir
markets, prohibiting thorn from on-
huncing prices, enacting that wagos
should not exceed certain flguros insisting that goods should bo ot such
and   such a quality and toxturo and
ho sold nt certain fixed pried
Naturally these restrictions woro little
to the tasto ot tho   bourgeois.   Ah
trad.* ami commorco increased    thoy
found   thoso conditions less nnd loss
tolorablo,    As thoy grow In wealth
and Inlliicnce they beenma less    nnd
less   Inclined to tolerate thorn.    In
Knglnnd they hnd joined with    thu
nobles to weaken tho King, nnd with
the king to wenken th*} nobles. Finally    tlicy broke the power of both.
In the name of freedom thoy crushod
feudalism,  But    the    freedom  thoy
sought  was ft (rcedom that    would
permit   thorn to    adultorato goods,
thnt    would   allow the workers to
leave tho land nnd move where  the
nnd their children.
While In other lands the course of
the bourgeois revolution was some*
what different than in England, the
result wan the tame. Tn France for
instance, the revolution was pent
up (or ,uo long u period that when lt
burst forth lt deluged the land In
blood through which the people waded, ha.ring banners Inscribed "Lib
erty, Equality and Fraternity," to a
new order wherein Liberty^ Equality
and Fraternity;"was the(,last thing
possible. '.■*",;.'
- Once /reed fromvthe fetters,of feudalism the onward '.march of capitalism became-a mad, headlong--rush.
Everywhere, mills, factories and furnaces sprang up. Their fumes and
populous --into desolate, uninhabitable'
smoke turned, fields once fertile-- and
wastes., ,Tlieir refuse poisoned and
polluted the; rivers until they sUu.
to heaven.....Earth's bowels were riven
for her minerals hoards. Green flourishing forests became mere acres; of
charred and hideous stumps.'. Commerce pierced all-mountains; fathomed all- seas, explored all lands, disturbing-the age-long sleep of hermit
peoples • that they might buy her
wares. Capitol spread its tentacles
over all the'-world. .Everywhere . its
,voice was heard crying "Work, work,
work" to the workers, "Buy, buy,
buy," to all'the peoples.
Ages of chattel slavery were necessary to break ground for feudalism.
Centuries of feudalism to prepare the
way for capitalism. In a dozen decades capitalism has brought, us to
the threshold of Socialism. Capitalism has done a great work and done
it ^thoroughly.'  ; ••'■
It found the workers for the most
part an ■ ignorant, voiceless peasant
horde. It, leaves fJthcm an ■ organised
proletarian army, industrially intelligent,. ,ando becoming-, politically intelligent. It found them' working individually and with' little' 'co-ordina-
tion. It, nas made them work collectively and scientifically. It has abolished' their individuality and reduced their ' labor-to a social average;
levelling their differences until to-day
the humble ploughman' is a skilled
laborer, by" cornparisori with the mere
human automata that weaves cloths
of intricate pattern, and forge steel
of fine temper. In short it has unified the working class.
It found the .means and methods of
production crude,, scattered, and ill-
ordered, the private property of individuals, very often of ■ individuals
who themselves took a part in pro-
duction. It leaves them practicilly
one gigantic machine of wealth pio-
diiction, orderly, highly productiTe,
economical of labor, closely inter-related, the collective property of     a
-Class^and=of=a~class=whoil*J unneces-^.
sary to production. A class whose
sudden extinction would not effect the
speed of one wheel or. the heat of
one furnace1.- -
It found the earth large,'with communication, difficult, divided into nations knowing little of, one another,
with prairies unpopulated, forests un-
trod, mountains unsealed. It has
brought the ends of the earth within
speaking distanco of ono another, has
ploughed the prairies, hewed down
the forests, tunnelled the mountains,
explored all regions,' developed all resources. It has largely broken down
all boundaries, except on maps, It
has given us an International capitalist class with Interests in all lines,
on tho ono hand,,on tho other, an International working class with a
common interest tho world over.—
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as each event came off. Truly doth
it say, "These people honor me with
their lips but their' heart is far irnm
Tlio IMItor iloo» not hold liltmolf rnitpon-
ullilu for oiifnliiiiM oxpruHHod by eorrcmiiou-
doiit* in tlitixo column*.
To the editor of the Ledgor,
Sir—Not every ono that nalth Lord
Lord, shall entor into the kingdom of
hoavon, but ho that dooth tho will ot
thc Fathor which'Ih in heaven,
I wonder if tho Salvationists
thought on Dominion day that it
was tho will of the Father that thoy
Bhould act ns an attraction to
voviilly Bpoit, Porhapa thoy thou-i'it
thnt tho word of (Joil could ho fit
asldo, conscience stifled and tread
tho down hill rond quite easily bo*
causa thoy woro uottlnR tho dollnru.
And I alHo think that thoy undercut
competition even If lt was right for
them to go nnd piny for nworttod
pricca, TIiohu nro tlio persons who
will stand on our streets and proclaim to a lost world that worldly
pleasuro lc-adH to (loath and holl, nnd
thht thorn is no satlNfacMon to ho
found in tho world, and yot wo Und
them drawing pooplo to worldly
sport, as thoy torm lt, to doath nnd
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No woodtr llii* linrwjvwicd t,uilU
when such things happen and buy
can there be a God. Out many *«\lk
of whom I havo told you often, rod
now toll you even weeping, tbat t> ey
are enemies to the cross of Christ. I
wonder if tbe •Salvationists thought
on Dominion day that according to
their teaching In the street, and ac*
cording to the word of God, that
.lew* mlpht hnvrt romi» even et the
time when they played the Hallelujah dionw for the Iiui'mi nixu. What
a sliht for the unconverted, whnt a
■ifjht for thc mfn nnd angcU, *wh it a
night for J««us tit they played tunen
Shareholders Notice
me. This know.alsoJthat in the latter days perilous "times shall- come
for men shall be lovers of' themselves
and lovers , of pleasure more than
lovers of God. Having a form of
Godliness but denying the power
thereof, from such turn away. Those
are the persons who will warn young
men when on the street against, the
evils of the traps of tho devil, ' t,nd
yet they themselves walk right in
when after the1 dollars, The ?obi<l'1
to-dny-. is made merchandise of and
instead of being" free proves to many
to be very costly.
Money, oh money,* thy praises I sing
Thoy art my Saviour, my God.   and
my king,
Tis   for thee that I preach and for
i 1
thee that I pray,
And take lip collections Jmce   .iach
Sabbath day.
These are tho peoplo who will warn
the   unconverted   when on tho street
of   being   children   of the devil, and
when thoy have finished tho ceremonies   and doctrines of man, will sond
round the tambourine to tho children
of the doyil to ask thorn to holp    on
the work of God.  It is tho flrst timo
I havo known whoro God will allow
his work to go behind providing His
precepts aro followed,   Dut it 1b certain Ho will not help tho dovil, and
perhaps thnt Is tho reason why  tho
collections aro so noar and numerous,
Nolthor    doth    it matter to them if
thoy aro nnnoylng pooplo by pimhlng
tlip tambourine undor their nose 'ho
that thoy get the dollars.   Ho   ti-nt
saitli T. know Him and koopoth   not
Ills commandments is a liar and tho
truth in not In him.   Ho that saith I
know lilm ought to walk ovon as He
walked.  Do you think .Tchuh   would
havo walked and played on nn tn«tru-
mont    to   draw    pooplu to worldly
sport when* hotting, swearing,    and
drinking is minified together, or ovon
to beat tho drum'Tis not overy boot
for Jcmm (cover It up)) but overy
bent for the dollars when tlio opportunity comos along. What harm they
havo   dono    will never   perlmps bo
Known   oa  ,., thm cutli> (to lUu i4tiUi»u
Lie)' utuktii, to love)
perhaps thoy will bo confronted with
many   who   owed    their   flr«t step
downward to tho fact that the Salvation  Anmv band played for worldly
sport and Salvatlonlsta attended the
same    on Dominion Day,  Let them
alono, they he blind leader* of    the
blind.    And   if    the blind lead the
blind, both shall fall Into the ditch;
Amor minimi cresclt.
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of , the "shareholders of the Crow's
Nest. & Northern Railway Company
will be held at the head office of the
company in Crow's Nest, B.C., on
Tuesday, the eleventh day oLAugust,
A. D., 1908, at the hour of ten in the
forenoon, for the purpose of., electing
directors, considering the issue of
bonds for construction purposes and
such other necessary business as may
come   before    the   meeting.    Dated,
July 3rd, A. D., 1908, by order     of
the provisional directors.
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A smnll quantity of vinegar boiled on
the range''will oountornet the odor of
boiled cabbage* or other vcgplnblcs.
Whore' white undprslltis arc not used
the plllowi'iisc should be of llnon. uh
the stripes of the ticking (1«, nut show
llirougli this ns pliifn'y ns through .cotton. ,     ;    '''",'    .
Nlchi'l plating may'bo clomiod wllb
wnior nml wliltlug ur with wntor nud
iilcnhfil ns onxlly ns silver. Whoro thoiv
Im ii hii'go iiiiioiint of nickel to bo oloun-
I'd gasoline will do tho work woll and
quickly, but of course rxtni prpenn-
IIoiih must bo taken.
Iii cleaning iipholstprod furnituro do
not bout directly upon tlio covorlni*. im
till)* helps to worn- it out anil scat torn
tbo (IiihI In cloiidn, but lay towelH or
thick cloths on top and then do the
bunting. Those cloths Rhoultl be euro-
fully gathered up mid Nhnkoimmt ovory little while.
If lout year's llnon suits look -valloiv
thoy may bo whitened by boiling In a
Intlior made In the proportion of u
pound of pure white soap to a gallon
of inlllt. Mime llinrinigbly In several
waters ami blue nllghtly, A double
bollur should Im> iihoiI that tlio mill;
mny not iicorch,
All ItlglllllllllH llllllSOlllillllH' who  wnnt
ed to hnvo u coilnr lined closet, but
liCHltnii'il nt the expense, tried it good
griido of coilnr shingles, put on over
Inpplng, as on a roof, lining (ho wboh
closet, with in-iiit cxi'olloiii results, Tin*
work can bu ilmio by any iiiiniliuir car-
FERNIE, 2314—Pres., J. T. Puck-
eyj Fin. Sec, Thos. Biggs. '
HOSMER,      2494—Pres.      G.'     0.
Cole; Sec. Wm. N. Reid.
MICHEL; 2334—PrtM., .Tt*.1'Doufn
las, Sec, Charles Garner.
COLEMAN,    2633—Pres.,     Htiuty
Smith, Sec,, Wm   Gratam.	
FRANK, 1263-Pres., Fred Aliott;
Sec, George Nichols,
LILLE,    1233-Pres.,
Sec, A. W. May.
T.   Evans;
Btiitc of Ohio, city of Toledo,
l.uciiH County
Prank J, Cheney make*, oath i at
ho Is a senior partner of the firm of
F, J, Ghnnoy ft Co,, doing butlness
in tbo rlty of Toledo, tho county i nd
stato    aforoHnld, nnd thnt said firm
will pay tlio sum of ono hundred dollnru for eneh enne of r-ntnrrh     flint
» v" w.« mun I enn-jot bo curod by tll0 UBB of ,|aU.H
but iu eternity  catarrh Cure-Frank J. Uhijmoy.
Bworn to before mo and Hiiluui'lliod
In my prmneo this Ctli day of December, A, D., 188G.
A. W, aiiEAHON,
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Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken in*
ternally, and acts directly on tho
blood and mucouuH surfaced of the
systom. Hnnd for testimonials free,
F, ,T, Chonoy & Co., Toledo, i).
Sold by all druggists,
Take Hall'it Family Pillt for con*
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Sec, Fred Chappell.
HILLCREST, 1058-Pros., Robert
Livett; Vice-Pros., J, Lag-ace;
Sec, Harry T. Cooper
LTJNDBRECK, 2275-Prei.     Hers,
ehel Kayo; Sec, Geo Thoi. Wright..
WOODPECKER, 2209-Pres., W.
R. Hughes; Sec. John Fletcher.
MORRINVILLE, 2378—Pre»„ 0.
H, Richardson; Sec, J. Matke-
Sec, T. Entwistle.
CANMORE,   1387-Pr.s.     A.     J,
Thomas; Seo, James Clyner.
BANKHEAD, 29-Pre»., Wm.
Fisher; Sec, F, Dyeon.
TABER, 102—Prei., T. Bojrl**,
Sec, Wm, Murdock,
LETHBUIDOE, 574—Proe. B. G,
Hamilton; Sec, Charles Pea*
TABWR, 135U—Pren., Alf. Roberts; Sec, Robert Doodeon. u
CITY MINES, 8240, Edmonton-
Prei,, T. Jamei;.
STRATHCONA, 2848-Pres., John
Saint; Sec, Jas, Poole.
Strathcona—Pros,, Jai. Cherl*
er; Sec, Neil Mo Cormiek.
BUSH MINES, 2055, Edmonton—
Free., Chat. L, Bryco; Seo..
MERRITT-Prei.     Frank     Steel,
Boa, Tbomae Calvert.
EDMONTON, 2M0-Pro«„ A. H. Jul*
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the foregoing Informatics.
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ladies building. This will go a long
way in making up tho amount suffl-
citnt to get the fifty thousand dol.
lars from the Massey* estate.
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SATURDAY;-JULY 18, 1908.
In another column of this issue we
publish, a letter from the Lethbridge
Herald in connection with an article
which appeared in that paper some
weeks » ago, and which the Frank
Paper commented bn in their issue
of June 19th. We reproduced the
Frank Paper's comments in our issue of June 20th. on page one.
The Lethbridge Herald did a very
unwise thing in publishing this   report in the first place, as tho editor
'.should have taken more pains to enquire into the matter before stating
*- such. things about men of the stamp
and integrity of our District officials.
All honest labor leaders who work
for the best interests of-their cause,
both tb the men and,the employers,
- are bound to make -many enemies.
And it is a strange fact'that in nine
cases out of ten the members of the
union are the ones that are ready
to jump on their leaders, because
they think they are not getting the
"whole loaf." This is a deplorable
state of afiairs that exists practically in all unions. Some of the members howl as soon as they see their
leaders closeted with their employers.
They are too thin skinned and it- is
this fact   ' that- causes nearly, all the
- trouble in our own ranks, where perfect trust and co-operation with our
• officials should exist.
'• Whoever   was    responsible for the
, '(article   published ■> in the Lethbridge
Herald should feel mightily ashamed
of himself, and it should be a lesson
to him, and also to others of   like
■ mean. mind.to say, only what is the
"truth about their officials.   The Dis-
The importance and value of the
old age pension fund to the International Typographical Union is usually conceded, and-the unity , with
which the membership sanctioned the
proposition proves that it touched a
popular chord. But that" the law has
its weak points must be admitted by
all'who have given the pension question the faintest study. To accom--
plish anything well, ;to ;bring if,to :a'
successful completion, it * is impera-'
tive that we persevete; otherwise we
can never hope to attain any high
degree of perfection. The.International union has laid the foundation
for one of the most progressibe steps
ever taken by a trade union in this
country, and .as time goes on, those
familiar with the history of tho organisation know that the shortcomings and inequalities of the old age
pension law will be remedied.' ,
One of the criticisms that has re-
ceived the most criticism, and .to
which many of the members seem to
take exception, is that which says
"* * * and who finds.it impossible to
secure sustaining employment, and
who has no other adequate means of
support," etc. This clause is ambiguous. If it means anything at all, it
means that the applicant must be
practically destitute before he can
become a beneficiary to the fund. We
do hot believe it was the intention
of the framers of the law—certainly
not of the membership-that a member of the International union should
necessarily be reduced,to poverty or
want in order to participate in one,
of its beneficial features. .Yet' .the
present working of the law practically makes a mendicant of a member
applying for the pension.
Others contend that even thdugh a
member may earn'?4 a week, he
should not be debarred from the pension on that account, as that
amount is not sufficient to maintain
him.   The present law debars him. "
Another phase of the question to
which the Journal desires to refer is
the fact that a member contributing
to a , fund of this character should
acquire a vested right in its benefits.
Under the law, all members of the
International Typographical Union
are-assessed for the maintenance' of
the pension fund. Should a member
by exercising ordinary traits' of frugality.-and industry, be able to acquire a small competency,, he is under the present law, debarred • from
all ' participation in the pension
fund;- after having been assessed,'.for
its maintenance probably for years.
He is thus placed with a disadvantage with the improvident member.
This is unfair.. Thrift should be encouraged rather than discouaged.
Great objection is also made to the
An Address Full of Interest by
trict Officers of District No. 18   are
/without an exception, honest, truth-
„ ful and diligent in the discharge   of
. their duty to the members and should
receive the united v support of every
union miner throughout .the*"district.,
Remember the ever true and tried
. saying "united we stand, divided we
fall."   '..-."
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Recent decisions under tho British
' Employers' Liability Act have occasioned surprise in this country, but
lt is not generally known that an almost equally drastic measure ,'ias 1 e-
come law in New Brunswick, Probably for tho first timo on this continent legislation affirms the principle that0 an employer is responsible
for an accident to one of his workmen, ovon when caused by tho care-
lossnoss of tho employee. Tho measure differs from tho British act in
that it docs not apply to domestics
and menial servants, Casual employes aro excluded from Its oporation, ns aro also clerks In shops, in
Btoros, and wholcsalo houseB, Otherwise "workmen" means "any rail-
Way sorvant, ship laboror, longshoreman, quarryman,, miner, foundryman,
and any.person who, bolng a laborer,
journeyman; artificer, handicraftsman, or otherwise engaged In manual labor, whethor undor tho ago of
twonty-ono yonrH or abovo that ago,
lias ,nntprc(l into or works under a
contract with nn employer, oral or
in writing."
Soction throo provides that tho
omployor shall be Uablo for pornonnl
injuries to a workman,'whothor such
injurloB nro caused by dofoct in tho
employer's plant or by tlio nogllgenco
of an omployo or employer. Where
tho Injurloi) result In death tho com*
pensation will go to tho local rola*
t'lvoB'of tho deceased, .Under certain
conditions whoro work is'bbl'ng dono
. by , contract1, tho person, for whom
tho work is dono In deemed* liable to
compensation for tho Injuries an if
tho workman had boen employed dir*
oetly by him,
In cane of death compensation to
dofendnntB resldont In Canada miiBt
equal the earning of deceased during
tho three years next preceding the
Injury, but Ih not in nny cano to exceed flftcon hundred dollars. Where
tho period of servico has been less
.JSr. v.,::u > 1.44(0 /jiujU'c.' buhiri ot
ftft*mri',n**tittrin hi,** Veen ftTpfl. V>ht-rc
Incapacity     rnnultn from thc Injury
fund. Some contend that if collec
tions are made on'a basis of percentage of earnings, the benefit derived
should in equity be proportionate
thereto.* Others claim that' whefe'
the same benefiVTs ■paya"We"'to'rBlf,"'a
flat amount should be paid by all..--
That this view has prevailed in the
past is evident from the present
method of collecting International
per capita tax, and the allotment of
benefits.'• Furthermore, there.' Is good
basis for the claim that International dues of whatever nature should be
collected either wholly on a percentage basis or wholly on a flat basis.
Only flvo cents ol ' tho present por
capita tax is devoted to meeting the
general expenses of the organisation,
the balance being devoted to stated
expenditures, tho payment of constl-
tatlonal death and striko benefits,
and the maintenance of the Homo.
Why should a flat rato prevail with
part of the collections and a percentage rato rato apply to the other?
Undor our present syBtom,"tho International Secretary Treasurer must
dopond entirely upon local officials
for tho accuracy ot reports aB to tho
earnings of members. Ho has no
chock in this respect, and it will bo
realised that somo unions aro decidedly negligent in business matters.
Tho stamp system provides a chock
on International duos, but not as' to
percentage assessments. And many
local secrotarlofl find It difficult to
obtain accurate roporta of earnings,
especially in tho smaller offices, ..If
tho percentage system 1b to bo a permanent feature, tho International
Union should also make provision for
tho employment of travelling accountants, If it deslroB busInoHfl methods to provnll throughout tho Jurisdiction. In wrltlnj? this paragraph
it is not tho intention of tho editor
to question tho honesty of nny mum-
bor or official. Twolvo years' experience at headquarters has convinced
the writer that negligence nnd lack
of RyHtem, rather than dishonesty, Ih
responsible for moHt of tlio financial
fallings of local officials.
In vtow of tho Incongruities here
referred to, it will readily be neon
that the coming Ilbston convontlon
has a broad (told for work In tho direction of perfecting the old age pension fund nnd the collection thereof,
—•TypoRrnphlcal Joitrnnl,
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On Sunday at 2.30 p.m., July 12,
Mr,* O. Lund, of -Ledgewick, Altai-
addressed .the'<Socialist.party at Ed^
monton, taking = as ,'his subject Wage
Slavery; r4 it's causes, effects arid remedy. The speaker was well listened
to by a large audience. Comrade
Lund is an employer of Taber, who
was a wage earner, himself for forty
years and^is well able to point out
the evils of the present system and
their remedy, which'he did in an eloquent speech. Comrade Lund is of
Swedish  extraction. .   .
In the' evening another meeting was
held at 7.30 when Mr. F. H. Sherman, District President U.M.W. of A.
was invited to address tbe meeting.
Mr. Sherman spoke for nearly two
hours and made an eloquent appeal
to the workers of Edmonton to become members of the Socialist
party. ,
Mr. Sherman's address, which was
on the subject of Present Day Politics from the Socialist Standpoint,
was in part as follows:
,We are told that a general election
to the Canadian house of commons
will take place in the near future and
it may be well for us to review the
work of the present parliament.
Both government and opposition parties are capitalist parties striving to
protect the property ofthe masters,
the machinery of the wealth production. Shortly after the election of
the present parliament, in order to
further lubricate the political machine, they passed- measures to increase the'ir own salaries to $2500 per
year, for an ordinary member, together with a large increase in the
ministers, salaries and' pensions or
the '.'venerable" senators—the watch
dog's of capitalism.
When  we consider that nearly all
the members of the house belong to
the "labor skinning- class" and have
private incomesi in addition-to their,
salary,- we can begin to. understand
why they have no sympathy with the
poor struggling farmer and the wage
earners of our industrial centres,,The
building   of a   new transcontinental
railway being one of the. issues     at
the     last   election measures     were
passed granting a charter to" the G.
T. R. and backing, their bondB to the
,tune_of J.wo_hundred_million_dollars'-
in other words building a road for a
private     corporation with the Canadian people's money and then handing over the railroad to the political
friends of the government. 'You people at Edmonlon voted for the Grand
Trunk;* and • high- wages -last*, election.
I hope    you are satisfied.   $26    per
month , and   board     in   a   railway
camp. • ■
„,You; voted.for the Grand Trunk and
prosperity in Edmonton. Well, you
got what you voted for. Wages are
being reduced and large numbers * of
unemployed walk your streets. . You
have no kick coming, you voted for
these things and tho party you voted for is in power and got tho
Grand Trunk Pacific and increased
salaries-r-for .themselves/*
In order that tbo wicked labor unions should bo good an act commonly known as tho Lemieux act,    waB'
passed,    which    forbade strikes and
lockouts   undor   tho   penalty    of a
heavy fine, boforo tho government got
a chanco to poke its nose in and investigate.    The     miners being law
abiding   citizens   invokod this    law
and several agreements woro   mado
undor its   provisions.    Finally    tho
Strathcona Coal Co. decldod to sot
asldo    tho  law and   tho   agrcomont
mado undor Its provisions and arbitrarily reduced wagcB,    The   minors
suod for a breach of contract undor
tho   Lomioux law.    Justico    Stuart
tolls them that tho agreements made
undor tho net aro no good and that
thoy have no redress against    thoir
omployora who break thoir contracts.
That the prlnclplo of colloctivo  bargaining will not bo admitted; unions
havo no rights under the law    and
cannot recover any damages through
a breach of contract on the part of
tiio employers.   Wo know that judges
do not    hceltato to flno uniono who
break tliolr contracts and do    other
acts contrary to law;  Tlio RosBland
miners union wan lined $12,500 Rotno
fow yonrfl ago nnd recently tho moul*
derB   union of   Winnipeg, was  fined
$2000.   So wo find the great    labor
law    of tho    proBimt government n
farce nnd concolvcd for tho purpoHc
of bluffing tho workers and keeping
them nt work until the corporation*1
nliould hnve an opportunity to defeat
tho efforts of the labor unions to obtain hotter wages and conditions of
labor.  I havo been a member of several boards nnd do not hesitate    tp
declare that the law is a farce and
The Hotel of Fernie
The centre of Commercial
" ' -.. and Tourist Trade
'   Cuisine 'Unexcelled'"
Prop. I
* S. F. Wallace
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shores the pauper labor of Europe.
Treaties made with other nations in
order to satisfy, the Canadian manufacturers associations cry for cheap
labor, until we find the entire Pacific
slope flooded with Asiatic coolies,
and our Canadian workers fast becoming dropped down to their level
and consequently degraded.' In this
both parties . are equally to blame
and we hold them responsible.   -
What has been done to find employ-'
ment for, the thousands of artisans
who walk the streets of our Canadian cities? T-' ;       '
What has been , done .to .help the
poor, homestead farmer to escape the
real estate shark and the railway, elevator and implement trusts?-
-What has been done to protect the
liveB and limbs(.of the workers, on the
railways and^in^our mines?    .".   ..•
What has been-done-to make our
future more,.secure and Canadians
homes brighter and happier?,
Echo answers what?
The record of the present government is a serious one and will go
down in history as a constant squabble for the dividors of the spoil and
noted for its submission to its owners—the capitalist, class. ,
Tho hope of r the future for the
workers lies in the success ot the Socialist party.
Tho past and present belong to the
capitalist class,
Tho future Is ours.
Thc cause of Socialism which is
tho cause of tho people, is the only
ono to-day that stirs the bouIb of
men and women. It is tho only
cause for which mon and women* ot
today aro prepared to do and die.
The early christians Buffered martyrdom for their faith and wo havo
inherited their spirit. Tho coming of
Socialism will alono make Christianity possible on this earth and bring
about that which all true christians
pray for, Thy kingdom como, Thy
will bo dono on earth, aB it 1b in
heaven, '
You say this is t a dream and impossible of achievement. That ,1b
what people said when Gordio Stephenson made his flrst locomotive, Impossibly ho 1b dreaming,
When the timo como for running
the first train from Manchester to
Liverpool, an old lady with a large
umbrella was among tho spectators
and imo took particular interest in
tho locomotlvo, looking all around lt
carefully. "Woll, MIsbob," says Qor-
dlo, "what do you think of tho on*
glno"? "Oh," says Hho, "It won't
ro; it won't go," Later on when
Stephenson ntarted the train going
thirty miles an hour, the old lady
waving the umbrella high tn the air,
cried out at tho top of hor voice "It
won't stop; It won't stop,"
You mny say Socialism is a dream
nnd won't go, We tell you it 1b' no
dream, and won't stop until wo havo
stricken tho fotters of wago slavery
Annual Report Published in
Toronto-New Stock to be
The review of the annual report of
the Home Bank of Canada, as it appeared     in   the Toronto "Globe of
A social evening in connection with
it,,  r?,-...   r-it, *,.,..„.   ,« it. »r„n,4,n  (
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church   wi\r hold  n(*i   Monday.    ,Th«
Prof*ram Included a violin duet ' by
sustained compensation Is to consist I MI8BH.. Ward and Mm J/Stockwelb
of a weekly pay, during tho inenpa* I mandollno solo by Mr, W. Ward, and
city not oxcoedlng fifty per cent, of > '*■ 8nnK hy Mr, Hhortmnn, The thief
the workman's average metV.tr rem-' feature of the evening wab the pre-
nigs durin/; the previous twelve w'tntion ot n handsome .MiMe and
months, If ho line not been so lor)1-,'! fountain Pen to Miss Glddlngs, who
employed hin average earnings for ! •" loftvlnj*; Fernie. Miss Glddlngs was
the lesser period during which he hnn In member of the League, the church
been employed are to be accepted ns I choir, and the teaching staff of the
the basis of earnings. Such weekly i Sunday Hchool, and the loss of so
Payments must never exceed twrnty ' valuable a worker is «rent. Mr. Kob-
dollars. If the Incapacity InstB for j ertson, (Sunday School superintend* j the other ol robbery of timber lands
less than two weeks no compensation I fnt> •"■•* Mr. Wethtrllt (chorister)! And'mlnrrnl rights, valley, dale and
is to be   allowed for the flret week, i mmlr speechps exprenstnit their regret! hill, stolen from the people, special
from the limbs ot the tolling millions
of no use to tho worker in tho mines | of tho earth nnd giver, them. tho
or the   .farmer on the prairie since | ngnt  to neoith, iu<* ami nappuiebs.
ui;icc;ii<,iilx iiiu.U nailer tha net u>n-
not bo enforced.
Whnt are tlie political issues before
the people of Canada today?
What policy gr principle 1b set be-
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or flreB our souls?
Wc find that day after day, week,
after week, month titter month has
been taken up in the discussion ot
scandal nftcr ucandnl, graft after
graft; one side of the house accusing
If It lasts for over one hundred wreks
the weekly psymenti* are to continue
for the flrst one hundred weeks only.
nt Miss Giddinc-'* departure nnd bent {privileges Riven to political friends,
w|sbe» for her future wenl. Miss Old- '■ law* bonuse* plven to religious and
dlnrs. feelingly responded, j other orpnnlentionu to bring to our
(LoUll -Oil CMltJflUDU.** cl.«ij\.0
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' About six hundred peoplo listened
to Mr. Bherman, thn audience including prencherH nnd professional men.
Questions wore asked and the pint*
fnfm ftirntim 44444,44 hr\* nn r*nn tr\r\V It
in behalf of nny capitalist party.
The Hoclnllut local Is In a healthy
state and is looking forward to a
visit from Comrade Kingsley ot Vancouver, who Is now touring Canada,
July 3rd inst, is herwltti1 reproduced.
The Home Bank has 'a branch in
Fernie and .from the president's remarks at .the annual meeting it, will
be seen that the bank is extending
in this direction.
During a period when financial conditions have been plainly laboring
under a depression tho Home Bank of
Canada closes itB fiscal year with a
favorable report, showing that it has
not only escaped a shrinkage In deposits, but made a gain of ono hundred thousand dollars. The,Rest account has been added to, and is equal
to ono-thlrd of tho bank's paid up
In view ot tho opportunities available for profltablo extension the dir-
ectora ot tho Homo Bank consider
the timo opportune for increasing
thoir capital, stock, and half a million dollars will be "called for at
onco. This now stock will bo oflered
tor salo at tbo price the original stock
of tho Homo Bank has uniformly
The,, annual reports ot tho Homo
Bank of Canada aro always ot moro,
than ordinary interest. It is a compact institution, and its financial
status may bo readily comprehended,
Its operations aro not sproad out
ovor a1 wido torritory whore tho con-
dItlonB prevailing aro not familiar
to tho general public, Counting tho
head ofllce at 8 King Street weat
thoro aro now eight branches in Toronto, Branches are also located in
London, Winnipeg, St. Thomas,
Walkorvillo and Fornio, B. O. Tho
othor branches, ton in number, aro
locatod in tho older parts ot Ontario
nnd it may thoreforo bo concluded
that tho buslncsB of tho Homo Bank
is conBorvatlvo in character, and tho
estimates ot its assets Ih on a fair
basis of equity.
An analysis' of the annual report
Bhows thnt the net profits for the
year Just closed amount to fgs.411.ai.
It is explained that this flguro Is arrived at after deducting all charges
for management nnd allowing for
doubtful debts, To the net profits
!cr t..t 7i.d yf.'.r tV-trt huvc lair. r.J
fled the credit, balance earried over
from 1907. nnd the premiums on capital stock sold during the year, the
three Items bringing the profit up to
$144,709.54. After paying dividends,
♦f'2,705 ban been added to the Reserve account nnd ^'(i.-h.'^.^I earned
forward Into the Profit nnd Loss ac*
count for the current year.
less than $20 000 due other,banks, the
whole approaching the sum of five
and a half million dollars.
*•• • , - -*/"•
The  assets, amounting to   $6,734,-
963.03, are made up.as follows.-Gold
and   silver   coin on hand;. Dominion
government notes and deposits   with
the Dominion government as security
for note circulation, §506,284.
Notes and checks of other banks on
hand ' and balances; due from other
chartered banks in Canada, and from
banks in Great Britain and foreign
countries, $632,241. „•
Railway, municipal and other,
bonds, $335,614.
 LT^Via -^__/»iiw*-«,r4.*rt*i-** lonno .on/1-Viillc _/-*Ho__
counted,* $2,714,718.
The Home bank holds stocks, honds
and debentures to cover the sum of
$2,326,802 advanced ia call loans.'
The .bank's, premises'in Toronto,
arid* other places';, where'! it'has
branches, together with safes, furniture and other office equipment, are
valued at,$196,000.
Every attention to the
travelling' public .
Rooms reserved by wire"!
H. Whelan
H o t e I
. Up-to-date
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Bar Unexcelled
All White Help
Call in and
See us once
P.   V.   WHELAti.,' Mori' ''
The (l.O.L.A.A are putting up a
quoit pitch 70 lent x »0 (eet. It is
expected to be finished next week,
They Intfnd nrranplnp a quoltlnc
hnndlrnp nn soon nn It Is ready.
The assets of tho Home Dank nre
greater by nearly a million and a
quarter dollnrt- than its liabilities to
the public. These liabilities consist
of Home Hank bllU in circulation
throughout Canndn; money deposited
on savings and In accounts not
drawing Interest, and an amount  of
.The, annual meeting) of the Home
Bank ot Canada was held at the
head ofllce on Tuesday last, and in
Bpeaklng on the report the president
said in part:
"We consider the present, timo favorable for placing $500,000 new stock
on the market, and it will first' be
offered to tho shareholders, as required' by tho Bank Act, and such as
is not taken up will probably bo
plac,od In tlio Northwest provinces,
in which part of the country thero is
springing up alargo demand for our
stock. There are a considerable number of shares now held thero, and in
view' of" ' a very probable largo Increase in that, number, and that we
have recently-- established a business
oannoctlon' 'lh Manitoba that should
produce results valuable to tho bank,
lt has been considered advisable to
ask you to placo two gentlemen on
tho Directorate who aro residents of
nnd'stand woll with the community
in'-thnt rapidly growing country,"
"You will observe that tho deposits, which, in viow of tho general
withdrawal that Imb taken placo,
might havo boen expected to show a
decrease, not only do not do bo, but
flhowan IncreaRn of nearly $100,000,
With normal conditions existing wo
would likely havo shown a larger Increase,
"Tho conservative policy adopted
by tho directorate, Ib still adhorod
to, and whilo wo might possibly
have spread out more, and hnd a
great, number of branches, we think
tho policy wo are pursuing in host in
the IntorostB of thn Institution."
Mesflrs. W. T. Kernahan nnd Arthur R, Dnnison were appointed scrutineers, nnd reported the election of
tho followlnR honrd of directors:-*
Bugene O'Keefo, Thomas Flynn,
Lieut, Col. John I, Davidson, Edward O, Qooderham, W, Parkyn
Murray, Lieut. Ool. James Mnson,
John Peruse and John Kennedy.
At n- subsequent mooting of tho
new hoard Mr, Eugene O'Keefo wits
re-elected Preeldent nnd Mr. Thomas
Flvnn,  Vlri* •Prr-nMr.nt
The "Toronto Telegram" of July
itxt, hit t/ic loilowinn comment on,the
Home Hank's report i   .
The annual report of 'the Home
Dnnk of Canada, ii to be1 rend with n
knowledge of tha' institution's orcan--
Iznllon jiml date ot Initial c.tabllth-
44,4.1,4,      Tilt    l(*JWl    io»l.t-U   J«\t(li«)   ,,\
(he Horrn nank'r. :,»lrd annual report
or thc third report Issued tince the
nnmc of thc Inttilution has been
"Home Bank." But t'tc prc»ti*ie of
the institution ha» h*e-t a.-curmilalint*
tinrc 1854, and Its clientele '.i an old
and faithful one.
In thc maii. tl-.c rcpoit follow\ thc
Coai,,—Coal milling rights miy be lestod for
a period of twenty-one years nt an annual1
rental of t\ per acre, Not,more than 2,MX>
acres shall lie loruoil to one individual or
company A royalty at the rate of five conts-
per ton slmll be collected on the merchantable.-
coal minod,
QuAitTZ.—A person eighteen i earn of age or
ovor, having dhcovorod mineral in placti, may-
local o a olalm l.fioo x l,soo feet,
Tho foe for rooordlng n olnlm is (S.
At least $100 must bo expended on the olhlnrt'
earhvoaror paid to tbe mining record*.* In
lieu thereof, When * WO has oeen expended or-
paid, the locator may, upon having a lurvey-
mado, and upon complying with other requirement*., piirohaio the land at tl por acre,
Thu patent provides for the payment nf a.
royalty of D' per cent on the sales,
PLACF.n mining olalms generally are 101 foot*
square; entry fee W renowable yearly,
An applicant may obtain two leastt to
drodgc for gold of rive miles ouch for a term of
twenty years, renewahlt at tho discretion of1
the Minister of the Interior
Tho lossoo shall havo a dredge In operation
within ono soauon from the dato of tlio loano*
Hernial »10 por annum for
  ...  leased,   Jloyalty at tlio*.
rate of *>i por cent collected on the output af*
for each live rnllon,     	
oach  mile of slvor leased,
tor it oxcoodi WW,
Dopnty Minister of the Interior.
N, n.-UnanthorUod publication of this advertisement will not bo paid for,
Aug 1*07*1 m
mantl, and thc nublU*. has been withdrawing its saving** for small investments offering higher rates of interest than thc bnnks allow. Dnnk deposits shrink when interest rates
advance. Under such circumstances
n bank would expect a falling off in
its deposits, However, the Home
Dank has held Its own and gained a
Thc earnings,nl*o, arc large This:
was to be expected, with money nt a
premium, On n capital of less than1
a million dollars, $75,411 clear earnings is a Rootl nrolit. Thc small Increase dn deposits i<nd large earnings
arc clearly indicative of the condition
of the money market,
For an institution that has extended so slowly and deliberately as the
Home Dank, thc opening of six new
branches during the patt year is a
noteworthy i'ncltlcnt. This Is more
than were opened during previous
vr-iT* ii'ttt'n chi"* (•rtmlltlnno ,fl*»,*»(»nrrf1
! favorable.* No doubt the- withdrawal  (tlC  ii'U^CtCl'ill iiallt i» rfiCUUilU.ji'C
for this extern ion.    In London! Ont.,
the Home Bark dropped snugly into
the place vacated by the Sovereign
Dank.   Thc new, branches at lldcrton
Thormlale were ahr 'paying Sov-
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withdrawal. A new r-'tinch i» opened at Sandwich, and 'wo In Toronto
one at the coener of Gaecn east, Ont.
and one in Wcit Toronto.
In Issuing new stock, the Home
Dank directorate exhibit confidence
in an early improvement In conditions
It \i likcty tl-jc new tloik will V't hatli-
proportions imiaf.y observable in the {ly taken up, for the institution has
annual «t«t'*-iT.rnt« of our siirri'-^fiil I m.inv frir-nrlc, and the minagement,
b«nV», hut there are one or t**o item* j has ,-always been Temarkabl,* for its
which are of special notice. The in-J conservatism, following the main
create in the depniilt. while small,' roads tupped out for chute ml benVs
is unusual.   Money ha** hern in de- / to <rav.*J alon**. /
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Official  Organ  of District  No.  18, JU. Mi W.  of A.
FERNIE, B...C, JULY. 18TH, 1908
Messrs. Little and Liimsden,  of tie
Diamond Vale, were at Nicola Thurs-
* day on business. •"
' -Thursday was payday at. the Diam-
; ond Vale,,'several thousands changing
hands,"  'r 'n'-- '"
The grievance at Middlesboro with
the   company1 ,'anil    employees, was
patched up," the i-nej-freturning to work
Monday,    lt appears the miners quit
'   work and the outside men came out in
. sympathy.   . The miner's  returned   to
■w* rk but the outside men hit the- trail.
. Such are the ways ofthe ignorant.   ,
L The three Gordies Jack Wade, Jar-\
Mallani and G. Robinson are working
oh r.W. Monro's property two miles
irom Nicola. It is reported Jimmy is
going to do the cooking so lie can't
kick.        " °
T. Calvert lias gone up to Jos. Graham's prospect where thef are running
a drift.
Dick   Hardy   and   Joe  Shay came
-  down   from   the  Coldwaier  and   are
working at the Diamond  Vale farm.
..Fred. .Paige,   the blacksmith, _ says
business is good.     He is getting in a
new stock of farm implements and  ma*
. chinery,! having,built a shed for them..
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„' The'election of school  trustees take
; place Saturday which promises lobe a
warm one.   There' are several  factions
trying to get their men in.    .... ....,/
„ . Shorty.and M. Cruiksh'anks left en
today's train for Nicola lake on.a- fishi-
ing trip.' .They seemed'to be well supplied with the needful.,
I. * ,
Roy Thomas returned on  Wednes-
" day's train from the Coast.        -
T. j. Smith and-T. Duncan paid a
flying trip to their property, the Diamond Vale. ..'
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„The organizers for the' Steele,. Struc-
•   tural Workers International Union, assisted by the local organizer of the" A.
F. of L., have succeeded in  organizing
a local union of that body in -this city.
1 The new local-has!started with a mem-
Rush and George "Thomson then volunteered'to go down and succeeded hi
fastening ropes ' to. the"-, unconscious
bodies, when they were overcome and
fell to the botto-vK , W. Carvis, a
brother-in-law of Thomson's then went
down, precautionary methods*-having
been adopted by this .time and succeeded in bringing the bodies of Ru.sh
and Thomson to the surface .biiV; all
efforts io revive them proved. unavail
ing. It is tbe doctor's opinion that
they were dead before being, brought
up. Campbell is not much the worse
for his'l'speriencebut tbe boy is suffering from the effects of an applioa lion
of rawhide, applied by his father.
crowd out on Monday night. The
committee that was appointed to interview the management; report that
the management were' willng'to ship
the tamping into the mino arid place
it , on the gangways if the miners
would pack it up the, pitchi The committee's report' was accepted and the
committee discharged. The question
then came up for discussion1 and it
was after a lengthy discussion that
a resolution was passed to accept the
company's terms, pending the decision of the conimittee'which has been
appointed to-settle the question for
the whole of the province.
U.M.W. of A., Local No: 29: Where-,
as the great and Supreme Ruler of
the universe has In his infinite wisdom-' removed from among us one of
our worthy and - esteemed fellow
workers, T. W. Taylor, and whereas
the long and intimate relations held
with him in his faithfulness to this
local union makes it eminently befit;
ting that we record our appreciation
to him therefore. Resolved that the
wisdom and ability, which he has exercised in the aid of our organisation by service, contributions and
counsel, will be held in grateful remembrance. That the. sudden removal of such a life from among our
midst leaves a, vacancy and a shadow that will-be deeply realised by
all the "members of this organisation
and will prove a serious loss to the
community'and the public. . .
Resolved that with deep sympathy
with the bereaved relatives of the
deceased ,we. express out hope that
even so great a loss to them may be
overruled, for good by Him who
doeth all things well.
Our candidate for the Dominion
house, Mr. Davidson, returned from
his trip to Douglas Island,. Alaska,
and also visited Texada Island.,His
stay was very brief in Sandon, having to leave the next,day for Denver,,
Colorado, to attend the W. F. M.
convention, and don't expect t him'
back before the middle of August.
Things are rather quiet around here
at present'. Summer has not changed the aspect very much, The only
noteworthy affair of the week was
Premier McBride's visit ,to new Denver and other lake'towns, i. e. good
Conservative towns of course. ' He
found it expedient to give Sandon
the cold shoulder. .He may have to
answer some pertinent questions and
this would not do of course. u All the
Sandon magnates turned out in force
and went to New Denver.,to meet his
The funeral of the late Thos. Taylor who met with an accident at the
"Bankhead depot and died from ,the
effects, took place on "July 7th. Both
the U.M.W. of A. and the I.O.O.F. attended the funeral. Taylor'was' a-
member ■ of,.both ' orders.,-The body
was interred at the Banff cemetery.
The .burial was performed ,by the I.
O.O.F., the Rev. Haggath being ,in
attendance.      *"
The Bankhead - Mines Ltd. worked
five days last week. There is' a,
rumor' of the mines running full
.time. ' • ■ i
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when thelwbrk on the new steel bridge
is in full swing,   that the membership
•" will be increased to 250 or 300.*>   Sue-
i cess to the new local. .',
An experienced cracksman has been
operating in Lethbridge during' the
past week. The individual succeeded
in gaining an entrance' to the freight
department ofthe C.P.R. and working
the combination of the safe aiid abstracting about $600. He was in a
hurry, evidently, as he overlooked another hundred dollars' that was in an
envelope. One man was arrested on
suspicion but has since been released.
Prospects of improvement in themin-
1 ing business here are bright. A report
emanating from the office of thc A. R.
& i, Co. states that No, 3 mine will
work four days, and probably live from
now on till such time ns circumstances
wnrrant tlie compuny working the mine
full time.
The Monday issue of the Lethbridge
Herald, hands out a nice boquct to the
Ledger as follows; "The Fernie
Ledger under the new management is
proving to be ono of the newsiest
pnpers of Ihe west, Il is n clenn,
bright nnd well edited weekly, nnd is a
■ credit to the District Mine Workers."
The Mine Workers will endorse the
above statement.
The citizens were given a treat on
thc evening of Saturday, ihe 11 tl) inst,
In the form of u concert, rendered by
the Cnrdston bund, who were on their
" wny to Winnipeg to take part In the
contest to he held; nt tho fair.    The
band In composed of boys and young
men, their ages ranging from 8 to 31
yenrs and consists of 37 pieces,    It is
llio boast of tho mnnngcr that nono of
the members neither drinks nor smokes,
In nn effort to save the life of a small
boy, in which thoy succeeded, two men
lost their own lives on the 14111.    One
of the piers of the  new bridge  was
noticed to he sinking nnd n smnll shrift
• was sunk close lo tt, It being thc Intention to (III »n old entry, over which
the pier had been constructed, with
concrete, but owing to nn nccumulit
Banff vs. Bankhead played on Saturday, July 11th, on the Banff
grounds. There was a good crowd
watching,,the game. It was a hard
and fast game, and both teams
■were fairly strong.' There was nothing scored in the first half. Bank-
head had the best of the game right
through. The Bankhead boya lost a
penalty which was legally due to
them, owing to tho field not being
marked off properly. The Banff team
would never have won If the Bank-
head goal keeper hadn't run out of
his goal which was the means of oho
of the Banff players getting through
with the ball. There Is no denylug
the fact that the best team lost. The
final score was ono goal to nil in
favor of Banff.
Bankhoad vs. Oanmoro played on
Friday, July 10th, on tho Bankhead
grounds, Bankhead played In hard
luck. . It was an easy victory for
Oanmoro. Final scoro nlnetoen to
four in favor of Oanmoro.
The Ladles' Aid aro taking a great
Interest In the Rov. Mr. Randal, tho
new MothodlBt minister, who has just
como into this town. Thoy nro fixing
up a room tor him at tho mess house
Thoro aro quito a few good, honest
young men in Bankhead who would
llko to havo thoir rootns flx«d up,
Thore aro . young men in thin • town
who have boon horo for. .two and
throe years. I wonder it tho Ludlofl'
Aid will got furnituro, bedclothes,
and other household goods, for'ftome
of those. Thero nro moro . deserving
onos in Bankhead than Mr. Randal,
and I think it would pay 'tho ladles
to Rlvo thoir timo and money to
things of moro Importance.
Tho Iowa state band played at tho
O.P.P., hotol in Band on Tuesday
night, July 7th, for a danco, It was
a fine dnnce, In fact ono of the best
over hold in Banff, Tho music was
0, k, but I don't think this band is
so nood ns lt is cracked up to be.I
think wo have quito as good in Canada, if not better.
A meeting of the U.M.W, ,of A,,
Local No, 29, Dunkhoad, held on
Saturday night, July 11th, for the
purpose of considering the inflnmnble
tamping for blnntlng purposes, which
the mining laws of Alberta call for.
There Is one fault In the law, and
that la It doesn't say whoro tho
company  shall  put  or    store this
honor. He spoke very flatteringly of
the present member for-the Slocan,
Mr. Hunter, and his diplomatic abilities in getting appropriations ^while
n*\ijfQgginC]4=h43='Wllg nn¥        rrpioTn   nf _R=
speaker,-yet he went before the cabinet with such a winning smile that
they could' not resist his demand.
There was & hot, time in the old
town, ,-A few , of the visitors were
gotting jolly, so something had to.be
done. The wise ones started some of
their hllarlos brothers out of town.
Some turned up next morning minus
their horses and badly dinted cadys.
A. McDermid, of Medicine Hat, was
in Hosmer Wednesday looking over
the sawmill property belonging to
Mr. Blake, of Winnipeg, with the
object of purchasing some. Should
the deal come off the new owner will
operate at once.        .
J. S. Gusty," of the Pat Burns business, made a flying trip here on Wednesday.    ... - -      ■'
A meeting of Conservatives vr&B
held here with the object of forming
ar. association, in the Oddfellow's
They were addressed by W. R. Ross
M.P.P.,- who made some trite ' remarks concerning the party.      ;
Jules Hurles was appointed delegate
to Nelson on' the 24th.
R. J. Cole will'be president;. Vice
President; Mr. Jarvis; Secretary,
Mr. Fuller., An executive committee
of ten were also appointed. ^
The .football team go to.Bellevue
on Saturday , first. Chambers, Linton and the suspended players will
be in at the death perhaps.
Hosmer opera house is, to have
some scenery, ' drop curtain, sheet
and wings. Mr. , Robson is the
artist.   ■' '■
'The Hosmer team has accepted the
conditions in the Michel competition
for four hundred dollars in the near
Hosmer gets , a. bye for the Mutz
cup and meets the., winner of the
Coleman and Coal' Creek game;
The O.P.R. cottages now have the
water—on the outside..'-.
"Police circles are quiet; nothing doing.  Magistrate Cole might as-well
be withoat a Job.0
The first line of Coke ovens are almost completed'.
•F. McDonald did not return' from
Nelson by. the airship as many suppose. He came back by the Strawberry limited and we did not see
the "Misses" either.
The billiard .tournament at the
Hosmer' pool rooms had its first
round this week. The skillful moves
appeal to'the artist.
We are, to have a circus of our
own. Billy Sniith is to bust a bronco
for Loni Lanthier.
Jules Hurel and T. Bruchett were
passing the hat for the hose and reel
layout. Five hundred dollars in
sight for a start. ■, ->
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Crow's Hest
(Jf We beg* to inform you that we have
opened a Wholesale Fruit and Produce
Warehouse,at Fernie, from ^ich point
we are prepared to cater to your wants
and will- give immediate attention to all
orders either by mail or wire. ,
(J Thanking you for your liberal patronage  in   the past,   we are at your,, service.
P.O. Box 477 Fernie, B.C.
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•it-    «4*4»
■*.»,*, nf nntrnnmm j*no,   prohnhlv Mnrlr
dnmp, thn work had to be discontinued UlrH priflne"*. tn mftlnWot*. to the ef-
i, *-. (' n     t     ,  *■     ,
until n fnn could he procured. TWe
small boy who whs the cause of the
trouble started to climb down ihe hole
on tlie timbers nnd when nbotit fifteen
lnH down was overpowert- Hnu it,,
over, but was prevented from fnllinu to
tlie bottom by the timbers. His com*
pnnlon who wns watching g.ue the
alarm nt once and n number of the
-workmen were noon upon the icene.
One of them,   n    carpenter   numed
feet thttt they would not pack the
tamping from the Rtirfaee, which the
company intended them to do, »o a
committee waa formed to Interview1
the mana*;emi>nt vrere vtiWinir to nhlp
terms could he got, this committee
to report on flunday to a epeclsl
meetlnr cnlled for that purpor-e, The
meetlnr then adjourned. The meeting reconvened on Sunday, July 1J,
at two o'clock, hut owing to a few
of th* broth«r* betnc slfrhtly intoxicated,    Proldent Dunlop failed to
Campbell, went down after the Hovlhrlnir those brother* to nrJjr, •■.•• ho
wilhoul n rope, he •»»»* overpoweredI adjourned tbe meetlnr tjnt'l ' ,rtey
aiwell.    Two other men named Fred n,rtt. Mr "th.   There   •**»■■* I"«
' The two Miss Bai-nharts and Miss
Hanley from Cranbrook were at the
little social dance at the Queen's
hotel.on Wednesday.
Peto McLaren, the gentle eyed
"con" of tho work train is said to
have entered into double harnesB,
God bless you "Pete."
Bill Ryllo haB left for Bonnie Scotland, not Ireland, as many suppose.
BUI had a good sized,flaBk for company.
„ Mr.   Stratton, druggist, is leaving
Tom Smith has left ranching for
awhilo and will give the black dla-,
monds another show. Tom's ranch
is nt Pincher.
A meeting was held on Wednesday
to Bolect trustees for the school district. A, ■ McL, Fletcher,',Bro. Oole
and Hugh Bell,aro the appointees.
What about that now school building,
In .Hosmer; football circles thore
aro , mnby anxious enquiries about
the now Shakespeare.-of .Ooril Greek,
who burnt on our horizon with thc effulgence of a full moon.
Our own Hector McDonald is smitten with the poetic fever and next
week ho promises us a,little chanty
on tho Bellevue game.
Hector has a soulful appearance
nnd with an odd stania chucked in,
should cause a frost in the gassy
town.of Goal Creek,
. It is hoped Michel.will not spring
any surprise on us,
Hosmer's local 2497 new officers
PrcB-*.T, A. Tupper,
Rico Pres.—W, Taylor.
Secretary—Wm. MeFecan
Treasurer—Harvey Thompson.
Ree, Secretary—Dave Borthwlck.
The Spokane Chamber of Commerce
didn't call on us but we nro not
without    honors;    A. McL. Fletcher
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M4>4-«     i,44t     —.Ut.-    4/4     44.U44W 4.4*4.
TJjJVUi'lj \hc tJJwh ui -Jiif Xixuri} ui
trade Third Avenue has been graded,
You are now at liberty to (all Into
OldlnndH lots or the ereek. You ean
take your choice.
44£    jUtV'•>..-     L».ilU.AUlJ.     4 4'JW.     4.W4.     i,'mt
ernment a brldre acro«* the creek,
connecting first avenue with the un*
ion depot.
The brldre across the ereek at pre*
sent Is In a shaky condition and
many a man misses the "brldre of
•ighd" entirely, but the creek it
Th' Imperial Usnk nl Canada U
located tn the new Royal building.
a very genial guest at Kootonia for
several weeks is spending a few days
in Fernie. ""' .'■'
v Mrs. W. H. Griffith and little
daughter Marguerite'-went*to Fernie
Monday to spend ac'ouple ot days;
' The Kootenay Rivfer Land Co. and
D. W. Hart their agent purchased
two fine pianos from J. H. 'Reid '&'
Co., Fernie.
Miss Taylor, bookkeeper for ., tho
North0 Star Lumber, Co,, of Ellko,
was a caller at the, Kootonia Club
Wednesday afternoon,
Mr. Harry Adolph, of Brandon,
purchased the teami*of„well bred pacers owned by W. H. .Griffith.. We will
all. miss them as they are a neighborhood pride. " '
J. H. Thomas and H. J. McOroban
of Nelson were business callers at
the Club and D. W. Hart's last Wednesday,
H. J. Smith, surveyor, returned to
his home at Moscow, Tuesday,
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Save your dollars by dealing with us
Men's Balbrig-gan Underwear
-   Q $1.00 per suitor 50c per gra-rmexat
Plen's Black Sateen Shirts       - - -     60c
Men's Tweed Pants       - - - -      $1-25
8 oz. Overalls        - ,■.-,,- ,   ■*
'   '    _ m m 25C
, Men's Braces - ■ ;
"Gent's^urniihitigs, BWt¥andSteorcs
Dry  Goods,   Etc.
146 Victoria. Ave.
77 Baker Ave.
Hammond & Mcintosh
Electfica.1   Contracting:
of    Every    Description
The Editor does not hold hinuolf rospon.
kIIiIo tor opinion a exprosioil by corronpoii,
den to in thane oolumnn.
Merritt, 13. C, July 7, 1908
To the Editor District Ledger
Dear .Sir; I read in your valuable
paper some weeks ago n nolo regard-
infj tlie dismissal of W. tiuyu-ooil,
"booze nuf sed." Also Comratlo
Leheney's letter copied from tlie Trado
Unionist and I think Comrade Leheney
struck ihe right keynote.
In tlie   first   place,   Mr,   Editor, I
think that leaders of nil organizations
should be men of good character.    I
don't want lo be misunderstood   on
that point, hut why point the finger ol
scorn no much at Hill Haywood who
has puised through one ofthe greatest
ordeals Hint man could go through,
and who knows that what ho has Mil*
fired has not weakened hit* conotllu*
tion, or perhaps at thc eleventh hour
fell n victim to somo  traitor in our
midst of which there nre m.iny. ■• There
arc  word*  xpoken  by  a  man 3,000
yearn ago which have never been nn*
iwcrcd yet, namely;   "Let those without sin, etc."
Now Mr, Editor, according to the
Trade Unionist, Hill Haywood wm
thrown out ofthe W.   F.   of  M.  for
tested against the nice little bill my
dear Purm sent in for his services, nt
least I saw a resolution in the Miners
MnjfHzine to that effect, and if I remember rightly my denr Parm tried to
get n fill lob on the District Ledger,
but failed to do so which is luckv for
thc Ledger, and now he my denr Farm
uses the Trade Unionist to abuse those
who nre managing tho Ledger, it is
evident my dear Farm Is not chenp
when he is out for number one.,,
Now Mr. Editor, ns to big, honest,
bravc*hcarted Bill Haywood who has
declared lilmkclf first lasl and nil  thc
time a fighter for tho working class, 11s
n   Socialist   he  has  never  asked for
quarter nor has he given it,  Hill Haywood may have been guilty of getting
drunk hut he never betrayed tho working class, when tho hangman's rope
whs half way round his neck.   I shall
over remember those sweet, words of
his, namely:   "If the shedding of my
bloood will benefit the working class I
am willing 10 die."    I wonder what
kind of a lace my dear Farm would
pull If oil the large corporations were
Irving to hang hin), and Mr. Editor, it
wns Mr. Haywood the capitalist* of
America were trying lo murder, why?
hecnuic  they saw In Hill Haywood n
focman worthy of their steel, ft  mnn
who wns lending the workers out of
bondage.   We have had  other  labor
leaders but they have failed to grasp
the situation, they believe In begging
for Inbor legislation,    Bill Hnyuood
Buy Your furniture
from us. If you
are leaving town
we will
Buy it Back
Cheapest house in town
H. M. TfRRY, Proprietor
Kext to IinptrUI Hott'l  SHO IM" Ave
io cAtftUrtis why dm my *\cm Purm
not como out with 'he whole thing or
let it alone, like a mnn, Vou see the
calibre of the two men, Hill Hnyuood
U>i*iri> \M*. *'nu -»'i,4>»i'» .«-»  \**ui  \\> -tii*
ruling class, while my dear Farm l»
eminently respectable. He a man my
denr Verm or be nothing.
It'* not many month* since thc con*
vention of DiMricl No. 6, W. P. of M.
wn* held In Greenwood when my dour
Farm «■»* looking for a fol job tu run jac»r Prum uk*** the route.
a |wper «nd did succeed In being up* You„ for ,he cauw
twrntlcJ un. 4 cuiuutittcc icg^iu-i Mart- [
ing n paper and GwrnncwJ uoion pro* :,    "--task mmi
,v,.Mtr<r»    (trm*.'-     nt   rnnrvn    »■(•,■•   ilMf   "T T'   """, i    ,,   ,      .1
***-*' t* ' , *t,0*X* *tlC   ***/it*l.tm-  ..«.»    .4.      4.4- «     --,
Farm docs not come out so strong ns I .Wjt wWfh  ^rtfinp,  .0  Wm,  hut  of
lh«t, no the cowardly cur ha» \t> twit \ ^m fof R workcr l0 ^mnd what
belongs io him Iv bail etiquette.
In   conclurrion    Mr.    Hdltor,    the
scripture snysi    "the poor ye  have
*.t. ...„ ..»,,,„,pj" "mil tixere erexurtnxtn
kinds of foor,\nv denr Farm is ex't-
dently poor in mind,
There are millions of workers who
will pay n tribute to Hill Haywood
when he fthuMe* off this en) th. I
wonder will It ever be known when my
Dfalerx in   Wnj-ont.,   Sleighs,
nnd Dump Carts
All .*i».l» of. SprinK W^*^1
I'hon*? •»!
Wildorf Block
We*, rhont.76
No* .. the tlm* tr>
Ibe D.stnet t*e*Ieer.
?AciM m.
. From , Fernie  to
WlnnipeR,   -Dulutni   Fort
WtUtam, and St. Paul -
CHicago  72 50
New York  108 50
Montreal  105 00
St. John, N.B  '120 00
St. Louis   ;  67 50
Toronto   94 40
Ottawa...  105 00
.Halifax  131 20
Sydney, C. B , 136 90
Tickets on sale ittay 4 and
18; June 5, 6, 19 and 20 ;
July 6, 7, 22 and 23, August 6, 7, 21 and' 22, 1908.
First class round trip, ninety day limit.
Routes—'Tickets ars ... food
via any recognised routes In
one or both directions. To
destinations east oi Chieafjo
are good via the Great Lakes
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Groceries, Dry Goods
Boots and Shoes
•West of Queen's Hotel.
HOSMER,     B.   C.
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I Dray & Transfer Co. f
All kinds  of
| ih-ayifig,
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Transfer Work |
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Off. Tel. 6 Residence Tel. 149
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Table Queen Machine-made
Is the kind you can enjoy three
times a day and seven days in tlie
week, . Don't deny it to the
children between meals, they
nre growing.
Our cakes and pnstry nro of
thc finest quality.
Ice Cream* rrult*. Etc.
Phone 138      Kc«. o. Pellnt Ave
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I and Embalmer
of the city
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Office &  Parlors
Kfl Vi.tivi-t Am*.
; Upon taking control of, a plant, flo-
not assume'that its system of operation.^; either* all-right or.all wrong.
Do*"hot express"opinions, but investi-;
gate. Question every . established.
- order. Demand its- reason for existence, if there be any. Do not be
quisled into spasmodic actions, or tithe making' of snap judgments. Main-
■"■ tain a strictly judicial attitude, collect and test your evidtnce, and then
decide-uponv the best thing to do.
Classify, , systemise aid organise.
Your success iri "the long run will
.depend upon your skill in organising
and systemising. Your science wijl
not save the situation if you have
not-also these qualities of industrial
generalship. But back of these lies
the.-abili.ty to classify, without which
you cannot systematise, nor organise
the -human agents at your command
into an effective mechanism for making ' your system vitally operative.
Here' you should possess an advantage over any but the very extraordinary empirical competitor.
' Classification of, the work in and
around a     mining plant, depends as
~"does     all   classification,   upon your
. knowledge of relationships "of the'
multitudiness duties to be performed.
You cannot evolve this out of your
inner, consciousness, and you cannot
systematise the work' until you have
classified, it. In the average , plant
there ^is eternal friction between the
various" departments. The amalgamator is squabbling with the concari-
trator man, the cyanide foreman has
grievances against both of- these, the
master mechanic , is at war with
'every other departmental head and
everybody wants the scalp of the
store clerk. There is, of course, a
certain amount of conflict due to the
imperfections of human nature, but
one group of men'in Amador county,
for example,'will be very similar to
' another group.at Congress, Arizona.
They will work very well if they have
, proper leadership, and if constant
conflict occurs, it as because their
duties have not been properly sys-
tematised.. No ' matter how pretty
the system 'may appear' on paper, if
it is not; founded on .a true classification ofB duties. The friction is symp-
tbmatic.A bad system develops' the
bad characteristics in a body of
workmen because it discourages some,
and it offers an opportunity to the
more aggressive to overstep their
authority in an effort to keep things
from going to smash at critical
moments. "
The management of' men is partly
science and partly art. Thc science
,of it lies in what has already been
explained—the ability to classify,
systematise, organise, and this you
can Jeani. The art of it consists in
Set an example of industry, accuracy, honosty, respectability, Never
get angry: and never swear, Seek to
make 'yourself understood by clear,
incisive speech, not to mako yourself
impressive ,,with bold bad language,
nor with caustic humor. Be courteous and agreeable, but not too distinctly affable, I recall a manager
who waa worthy in many ways, but
who orrod on the Bide of excesalce affability. As he passed out of the
aliop ono day a workman remarked :
"Nice littlo doggie; seo how lie wags
hia tail," and everybody Jaugned and
in fact this man ultimately failed
just becaiif.0 he could not command
rofjpect. Do not Heck to establish a
reputation for bolng charitable or
kind. Nothing is more certain to be
misunderntood. Your dependents will
not it,down as wcukiKDs of character and will tako advantage ot you.
Inn toad of thin uim ut being just.
Justice is coinprcbctiKible, hecuuar, it
Ih lofclcnl. It hi\B tho foico of that
rieci-Mity which InliercH in tho rein
tion between an effort and Uh cause,
A manniser is tin- representative o|
what wo like to call tt houIIchs corporation, It Ih In reality u nion:y
making instrument. It was cnei'.'l
for that nnd for nothing pIhc, and ns
iiiih' lt must be ndniinistcicd. Ir.
your pergonal iinolllr-lal relation!,, you may give play
tn your finer teeWnvn. but In vnnr
mnnut-erial capacity, bo the cool cal-
culntin*' judiro, nnd dUpim-m Justice.
*= supposed relationships, why can you
i not • staten your equation and {iolve
it? '. Because you put .only one ' un-.
known quantity, into your equation,
and'that is the attitude .'of-the union
j whereas you are all unknown quantity to them, and1 as'each. party is
•! dealing .with a different unknown
j quantity you never get the problem
! stated ■ in mutually " satisfactory
i terms. Every - conceivable' expedient
; has been resorted to in dealing with
' this vexatious difficulty, but where a
, camp has been unionised you must
I depend mainly upon tact. ''•<
J It pays to dress up after work,
', even in the wilderness. I have seen
l camps completely reformed in character by this simple expedient. If
jyou do it the,staff will soon follow
; the example, if you hold their re-
; spect. Their subordinates will take
j the hint, and,so it will spread. This
j makes for decency and respectability,
,and all better things that lielong in
j theii" company.
j In conclusion allow me to advert
to the manager's relations to his
employers. As you gain experience
you will como to feel that, nearly all
, virtues are necessary in a man . to
make him loyal, and you will prize
it as,a jewel of superior worth.,
Become ' that jewel for your own
company. That is a quality which
seldom fails of appreciation. So identify' yourself with the company's interests that no division can be
di-'awn; between - the two.' Get the
best results you can, and stand or
fair with-them. Be absolutely frank,
absolutely truthful, and remember
that while good news will keep, bad
news will not. If you have .anything
disagreeable or unfortunate to tell,
hit the psychological ■ moment for
telling it, and that moment is the
first one in which you can'find time
for writing it. If you postpone; the
right moment never comes; the delay
adds to your embarrassment; gives
you another difficulty to explain;' and
in the end will either warp you into
falsehood or put you in the bH..* t
position of having for a time tried
deceive.   I   repeat, the psychological
be a disagreeable truth,-is the    first
chance     you can get.   If you doubt
this,     try it once and    see!—From
article   in     Mines' and Minerals far
July-  it       ,,       ......    ,
. o—•	
Minard's Liniment Qo., LimitM, •
.Gentlemen—Last August .jjiy. '.orse
was badly cut in eleven places, • y a
barbed wire fence. Three uf" hu cuts
(small ones) healed soon, but tho
others became foul and, rotten, and
though I tried many kindB of medicine they had no, beneficial result. At
last a doctor advised-mo to i so
Minard's Liniment ,nnd in four weeks'
timo every sore was healed -.ml tho
hair has grown over each , nb n fine
condition. The liniment !s u: uuily
wonderful la its working.
Witness, Perry Baker.
' In your ■jJJ.-r**. to do this you will
cotifront. tbo porplexlticH of the labor
problftni'. It is ortlv when v,n\ m*"t
its organiHC'd front that you realise
it Ih a problem. It would not ne to
very difficult if the problem »eru nil
on one side. You think you under-
stand the attitude of thc ort;anlsa-
r.lnnr yon pwent what *>wwn to 'io u
r»oluMon, based upr-irj the data you
li.4tl to *ii..rt wiib; •niicf. lot ynu dm
that you hav*. mlsntj tbe point r, t-
ttrly.   Giv<- certain factors anil ibi-ir
Edmonton, July 1.4—District number eighteen of tlio Unitod Mino
WorkerB of America have decided to
appeal to tlio Supremo court on banc
of Alberta against tho, decision of
Mr. Justice Stuart in dismissing tho
action for some twelvo thousand dol-
lai-H darnagos entered by tho United
Mino Workers ngninut tho Strathcona
Coal Uompijny, for n violation of
thoir agreement made undor the provisions of the Lemieux act.
Thr appertl will l:o entered on tho
ground that section Hixty-two of tho
Lcmluux act provides for the enforcement    of   an agreement made undor
that net nnd nlno that, a" miners' union linn the right to niako an agree-
jiiipnt colloctlwly and have therefore
j the right to sue collectively,
I   The     decision   tn nppcnl thc case
j was the result of a meeting of the of-
jflcera    of   District   18 of the United
j.MIno Worlcoru of America and the sol-
McltrirH of tliat'ofganlfiatfon held   In
i Cnlgary n few dnyu ago.
j  0	
| ED HIM 9100.00.
* i * ,    4 IXf.r,   -.  ,       4 ,
-..       4  -.44.      4,     4.*,J,      &      '. <«*J       4>C4*»t     *\*f
tack of diarrhoea," any* B.     W.
Farrar   of Cut Island, La.   "For
several weeks I was unable to do
nnythinjj.   On March 18, 1007,    I
,had a    similar attack, and took
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea    Remedy,     which  **av«
, "••■    T-.ron.pt   relief.   I consider it
: <.nd in the world, nnd had I used
v. il.* v-mt medicines of     its
'* in 1P02 believe it would have
'neved me « hundred dollar doctor
I hill."   Sold \v all draff-fiat*.
Told by an English Thief In the Lan-
:guage of Thieves. . ' ' ' ■
, Some time ago there, appeared a
somewhat j curious book, "Tlie'. Autobiography of-a Thief In Thieves" Language." , A glossary Is. provided., for'
thc benefit-of.'-those'whose unfortunate
Ignorance*of the predatory classes may
render'siit-h'iiid'UL'oessary. *-'*,
From one of the anecdotes related'it
appears that honor" among thieves. Is
uot always to .lie', found. ""..'■•• . "•■■
.. •*One day."'"says the writer. *'l- went
to-Croydpii au'd;.touched for a red toy
(gold watchi" •a'iui red ^ tackle ' (gold
chain) with si large locket. So 1 .took
the rattler home at once. ' Wueii I got
■Into'Shoreditch I met one, or0two'of
the mob. who said:--'Hello! Been out
today?   Did you'touchV       ,   .        "'.
"So I said ■Usher' (yesr. So I took
them lu, and .we.nll got canon. When.
I went to the fence'lie bested (cheated)
me because I was drunk and only gave
£8 10s. for the lot. So the next day I
went to hlin. anil I asked- him if he
was not a-going to grease iny duke
(put moiiey Into my' band). *   *■
"So he s:.id"*.\o.' Then- he said, 'I
will give you another half a quid,' and
i-aid. 'Do anybody, but mind they don't
do "you.'
"So I thought to myself. *AII right,
my lad. you will Hud me as good, as
my master.' and left ufni. Some time
after that affair with the feuce oue of
tlio mob said to mo: ,
, " *I have got a place cut and dried.
Will you como aud do lt?" •
"So I said: 'Yes. Whnt tools will
yon want?'
.'■And bo said, 'We shall want some
twirls and tlio,. stick ((crowbar), and
bring a Neddie (fife preserver) with
you,' And he said, 'Now dou't stick
ii'.*.' up (disappoint); meet me at G tonight.* , ' • ;• .j;'
' ".\.t G I was at the meet (trystihg
plucef.' anil while., waiting for my pal
1 had my daisies cleaned, and I piped
the fence that bested nie go along with'
his old woman (wife) and his two kidf-
(children).' so I thought of his owii
words. *Do anybody, but mind they
dou't do you.'- • , . , , . ,.. '' '
/'lie was going loathe Lyceum theater; so when my.pal cameiup-1 -told*
him all about lt." 'So we went and
screwed (broke into)" his place aud got
thirty-two quid and a toy and, tackle
which he bad bought on the "crook
(dishonestly). A day or two after this
1 met tho fence who I'd done, so he
said to me. 'We have met at last.'
"So I said, 'Well, what of that?'
"So he said.-'What do you want to
do me for?' ,
•-"So 1 said. 'You must remember you
.done. me. and when I spoke to you
about lt you said. ''Do anybody, but
mind they don't do you."' That shut
him up."—London Tit-Bits.
.     A Witty Irish Judge.
Mr. Doherty, who was chief justice
of tho  Irish court of common pleas
from 1830 "till his death in 1840, was
fumed for his wit.   The gossip..In the
"liiiIl~o"f~tlfe~fouf courtsr which"ofTcourse
reached the bench, was". that" oue of
ihe judges had been somewhat excited
!jy wine at an entertainment.in Dublin
■•astle ou the previous evening. "Is lt
true," tlie' chief justice' was asked,
"that Judge — danced"at the castle
btiiriiist night?" V.Well," replled'Do-.
LiW.ty, "1 certainly can say that I saw
hlhf in a reel." -
"As I enmo along the quuy," remark-
i'd ono of the olllcers of the,-, court
whoso ; face. was.;'.remarkably hatchet
••Imped, "the wind was cutting my
faco." "Upon my honor." replied tbe,
'chief justice, "I think tho wind had
the worst of lt."-London Law Notes..;'
,„5wiss Naval Ware.
Iloforonccs to I ho Swiss navy are
usually jocular, hut It Is nono tho less
a fact that bIiIjih of wni\once floated
and oven fought on (he waters of-the
lake of Geneva, The great licet'was
ihnt of the Dukoof Savoy, who at the
beginning of the fourteenth century
innlntnliied n number of war galleys
iirinod with rams nud protected by
turrets and propi'lled by a crew of
oarsmen varying In" number from forty to seventy-two. Those vessels besieged Versolx nnd even blockaded
Geneva. Dut Geneva also hnd a fleet
which helped In tho capture of Chllon
In 153H, and when the Herm-Rc annexed the enntou of Vnud tii'oy, too,
Imd thoir flotilla. Tliolr largest vessol
wns tho Great Hour, with (11 onnimon,
*••, Kims and ino lighting men. West-
mliiHtoi* Gazette.
Office Doy't Little Coup.
Tho olllce boy In a downtown olHce
'ins frnmi'il up tho following scliodnle
if tlio llnn'H olllce hours, which In ills-
•iliiye-d In n prominent placo on the
.vnll: "0-10 roricrvoil for book ngcntu
ind people with vhi-Iouh tilings to soil.
10-11 for Insurance iwiits, 11-12 boron
■villi long stnrlcH. l-'j solleltoro for
i'liurcli and cliiiHtnbli' liiHtltutlniiH, 2-tt
dlseiiss sporting news with callers, .1-5
'.nlHcollnnt'oim social vlsllors. N. II.—
Wo  trniiHni't   our  own   business  nt
llRllt." s<
A Financier,
"Fathor." nsked Hollo, "what Is n
.Innnclor?" '    "
"A Uiliinoler. my son, differs from
(liu ordinary IhihIiichu iiiiui in being
.iblo to nililio the govcriiiiient sit up
ind worry when his affairs do not bo
The Only Fsult.
Guost—Wnltor, bring me somo rlc*
niiddliiHr. Wiil»er-Kr, 'fnihl I rnn'f
'on* reconiuieud the rice pndilln' today.
-it. v,'uu»t*-\\nut's (lie iiuitwr with
I!? WaUer-Nutlilu', hie, 'tcpt therv
ulii't nono!-r.oiidon Hcraps.
Rliorldiiii on IxMng mbed how vr§
enmo to roll ni),1»o*i  •,in-T,1nrie«" sn*
j swered. "I said 'vo-luniinom.'"
I   Grand Junction, Colo., July 15—
j Steve Adams, a member of tbe West-
■ am   Federation    of Miners was this
j afternoon acquitted of the murder of
, Arthur Collins,  Adams' aliened confession   of  the crime was excluded.
Gcolk-4, H. nukltford and eight witnesses testified to an alibi for the ae-
eused man.  Collins, who was maa*
after of the flmn*nrlM*Vnfea mine, at
Tellurlde, was shot and killed    on
th* atght «| S'otf«rrj*b*r \*t jmj
Bi ".& c K
Chewing Tobacco
i • ,-,
The big black plug.
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Marvelous  Strength   of  the'Father- off
-   ■   . Alexandre Dumss.    „•,
M.? fathor was tweuty-fou*r at the;
• ime of .culistiug and as handsome a
young fellow as could, be found anywhere. *   .  ' - .   "    ,
His free, colonial life had developed
iiis strength and^ prowess to.au extraordinary degree. He was a- veritable American horse lad, a cowboy. His
skill with gun and pistol was the envy
of St. Georges' and .luuot. and bis
muscular strength became n proverb in
the tinny .More ihini once he amused
himself In the riding school by passing
under a. beam, grasping it with bis
arms and lifting his horse between bls;
legs. I hnve seen hini do It, aud I
recollect my childish amusement when
l-.suw lilm carry two men s'tandlug
upon bis bent kuee nnd hop'across the,
room with these two men ou him. „I
saw him once in a nige take a branch
of considerable toughness Iu both bis
hands and break lt between them by
turning one-hand to the right nnd the
other to the left; _-.
, A-few years later, the gallant hussar
was a brigadier general and,perform-,
ing. feats of. valor'which earned him
the title .of "tiiej Iloratius Codes of
the Tyrol." Bost of all we like the
son's description of, l-Iorntius' storming of Mont Cenis:
The climbers-reached the plateau.
Although ' It. was a ■ dark ulght. the
loug line of soldiers, clothed lu blue,
uniforms, could have been perceived
outlined against the-snow from ,the'
fort. But my father had foreseen this,
contingency;, each man had a cotton
cap aud a shirt rolled up, lu his knapsack. This was the ordinary dress
my father adopted' at night when he
hunted chamois. '
They reached the foot of tho palisades
without having roused "a single challenge. The meu began climbing the
palisades 'as soou as they reached
theiu; but. thanks to my father's her-
euleau strength, he thought of a better
aud quieter way—namely, to take each
imau';byithe seat of'his trousers and
the collar of his coat and throw him
over the- palisades. The snow would
break the' fall and also' deaden' the
noise. Surprised out of. their sleep
and seeing tbe French soldiers In their
midst without,' knowing how they, bad
--■i-i-nt/i •f-lii-i.i-'/*. Hi a Ptiiil m/trifac'-t liat'rllir.
->.uiin tt -4.*iv» i *-(,_j7 fcut m — i\mu.ui\* —t i.•_,•->•_ —uiti \a>ij
offered any resistance. —. From .-."My
Memoirs." by Alexandre 'Dumas,' Translated by B. M. Waller. ' "-      . '
The Barbarous Methods of the Six-
.   teenth Century.
Ambrolso Pare, a-barber surgeon of
the sixteenth century, tells lu his notes
how In 1537 he went to the long wars
to get practice In.surgery. lie Invented somo new processes, particularly Iii
tho treatment of amputated limbs. .
Up to Pnre's time the most barbarous means had been used to stop the
bleeding. In his own- words;."So soon
as the limb ,\vns removed tho surgeons
would uso many cauteries to stop the
ilow of blood, n thing very horrible'
nnd cruel In '.ho . mere telling. And
truly of six thus crueily treated scarce
two ever escaped, nnd eveu these wero
long 111, and the wounds thus burned
woro slow to lienl, because the burning
caused such vehement pnlns that they
foil Into fever, convulsions and other
mortal accidents, In most of them,
moreover, when the scar fell off there
camo fresh bleed Ing, which must again
be stanched with the cauteries. So
that for many lieiilliigwns Impossible,
nnd they luui nn ulcer to thc end of
thoir lives, which prevented thoin from
having nn artificial limb,"
The Idea of abolishing audi cruelty
by using the llgarure occurred to Pare
In one of his war Journeys, mid his
success wont beyond his own expectations, ills other lUncovery was mado
within a fow Iioui-m of his Joining the
tinny It was believed by the surgeons
of the day thnt there wiih poison In n
gunshot wound, niul one uf the accepted authorities liiHlsted thnt thoy in list
be eniitorlzed "with oil of elders sen Id*
lug hot, mixed with n little trenclo."
The pain was Intolerable. It happened
that at hi* llrst treatment of gunshot
wounds I'nre'H oil ran short, and he
lined Instead "a digestive mado nf the
yolks of eggs, oil of rosos anil turpentine." To Ills stirprlHc ho found next
morning thnt the patients bo had tlnm
treated wore lu bettur condition tl.nn
the othorR, "Then I resolved never
more to burn thus cruelly poor men
wllh ciiimliot woiiikIh."
„     Quite Familiar.
"Jlmmle," null! u*,. merchant Holeiiin-
ly at the eleventh hour, "wo hnvo for-
tfoltoti to get a fresh supply of stumps."
And the nlllen boy In Ills csrltoniorit
responded with "(iooduess, sir, so wo
have! If wo ain't u i-miple of blunder
bonded lillots!"-I.oiidon Tlt-Hlts
it Has a Firm Grip on London and
.,,      ^        •    Its Inhabitants. ,     ,
■ Tuppeuce—meaning, of course, two-
peuce and equal to the sum of.'4 cents
in United States.currency-is the doiu-.
hinting sum iu Londou. It is as much
an' institution as; the war debt,'beer or.
the game of, cricket. Wherever-.you
go, whatever you,-do. whatever you
sell or whenever,yon open.your mouth
it.is,tuppence or,a! series of;that sum
that lis extracteoVfrom you. It more
than, take's, the, place of, the, five cent
piece lu America ..or the threepenny
bit In the British possessions.      - .L
.Tuppence is as much as a fairly well
to;do worker can afford for liis meal
at midday. ,,in.,the poorer restaurants
that sum gets'him two slices'.and a
big mug, or' three slices aiid a little
mug; or a portion of„cakeaud a drink,-
or.a fried egg, slice.aud small mug, or
a sausage with mash or bread, or a
rasher of-bacon.'"'hi the next higher
class everything drinkable Is twopence
per cup;' while' pastry,' pies, etc., are
the ■' same sum, per head. At . the
"popular"-!. e..\,"no gratuities'!—res-
taurants-the waiters expect a tuppenny tip' (though It Is advertised otherwise by the proprietors!.'and the noh-
tlpper has a bad time. At most cafes
tipping Is the usual thing, and tuppence Is expected and Is accepted with
the servile1 bow and pleased expression
that distinguish the Eugllsh aud continental waiter upon such occaslous.
The ^tuppenny tube is well known.
You deposit that sum, and you get In
'anywhere aud get out anywhere else
you please. Oii trolley cars and buses
thatamount will carry you for an hour
or two very often.- usually to the terminus. The railroad porter" who carries your rug a few yards or who says
"Yus" when yon ask if the train has
stopped always has his band out for
the "usual foe?. though he ' will * carry
your'two large bags and whatever else
you have for half a mile'over"high
stairs' and low Hues and accept the
same amount with the same-satisfaction.-, a,_ '' • ,"., .,„,,' .   ..
'The cabby to'whom you give coppers
over the legal fare salutes you respectfully, but if you pay double fare. In-a
lordly'' manner he wants more and Is
apt to make disparaging remarks about
your breeding,"n's may;-the. bootblack
to whom you give 1 instead of, 2 pen-
uies. The cabby Is the surer of the'
two,° however, for disparaging ' remarks, to which characteristic.' 1 really believe, can be traced tho advent of
the taximeter/   -
Jfct?> WiiiLKEH, President  ■ '•*''- -
ALEXi LAIRD, General Mianaser
iPaid-up Capital^! 0,000,000
Reserve;Fund, -   5,000,000
It Demands Much Hard Work and Utv-
limited Patience.
" "To be a successful juggler It Is necessary to possess Infinite patience. Some
tricks require such long and continuous
practice that unless a man possessed
great patience and unlimited powers of
perseverance he" would-despair of ever
being able to perform them.'"says Paul
_p!r,n"«44-n II !-^'i» Ltl,i4_C4-_LlI. 4Mita_T}na+_ fllo'.
-Vrii.fj ,44. , u,i,-ju-,„, —».,,.,—-uvula — rtw,-l/|.T
patch! "Taken trick, for example,'like
balancing a tall glass on four straws
•placed on the forehead. It looks easy
enough, but It took me years of practice before I could do It; ■ While I am
^balancing tbe glass 1 nlso juggle with
five lusts iit the same time, I never, as
a matter of .fact, see the hats. Jhey
:ire handed to me by'my assistant, nnd
I theii set.them going, but the whole
time my oyes are fixed on the straws
tipon which the glass Is balanced, If
I took my eyes from the straws for a
hundredth part of n second their balance would bo upset.' I know Instinctively where the: lints are'all the time
and know exactly where each hat Is
when I put out my hnnd to cntcir'lt
"It took mo close on eight years'
practice before I was able to balance
two billiard balls on-top of bach other
and then balance tho two on a billiard
ciio, I started practicing It nn hour
a day, as a rule' After a couple of
years' practice one ulght I woke up.
having dreamed thnt I had performed
It. I pot up, rushed downstairs and begun to practice with my cue and two
billiard balls, nnd tit the first attempt"I
balanced them About (Ivo.yoars later
I performed the font In public,
"For the ennnon bull (rlcl* I flrst used
a wooden ball weighing just one pound
I caught It on the wrong place and wns
knocked senseless, but I kept on practicing until I found out how to do It
Now l' uso an Iron boll weighing sixty
pounds, If I didn't catch tho ball on
the right place on the back of my neck
It would 1:111 mo, but there is no chance
n't my making a mistake,"
8uVfaclr*fj Natural Wood.
White pine, blreh, cherry, whltowood,
mnplo, syonmoro, gum nnd hemlock
need no filling at all, Thoy nre classed
as tho close grained woods, aud their
surface presents no pores or collul-ir
tlsmio to ho filled, Still tho surface
needs to ho son led up so the wood will
not suck tho oil. out of the varnish.
This Ir cnllod surfacing, It connlHts
of coating tho surface with plicllno
and thou sandpapering down to a
smooth llnlsli. When thus treated the
wood Is ready for the vnrnlsh,
Mr. Alfred Drown, ef Merriton.
Out. uyi I-" For iii j-ttn I h»r«
net known whit it wm to bt frit
from piln. No on* ever luffind
more from iichlnf bltedlne Piles
that* ! did ind I tried tvcrtlhlsc
to fit cured but failed.   Ont dey e
ti\*ni, «l m.mi *Wt t>ul h**» cur**) wilt)
*tl?'!,*k l* J! •• • *«*i rf t fctt it ur,
U.4iitita fci-wty 4*4 UUm* I h*4 -M«t it M
mM r«mii.|»i«l]r turti,"
Of »H -irwff lui ui Ntt-M, jr**.
"^feeUEVEsik CURES":
Rldlno the Rail.
A Oiwulii pnpi'i* xiijs. "lie who rides
on tlio rail courts dimtli."
It ivns an Irishman, rldilen on n rail,
who mi hi thai except for the honor of
the thing ho would Just ns soon walk.—
M-iustim Post.
Helping the MuileUn.
At a political lueetliiK an Irishman
watched closely the 'trombone nlnvnr
in mo band. Presently the man laid
.''/i*.'' '•'* lit*utiiu,;it ami woui out for
a beer. Paddy Intvsilgniod and prompt*
ly pulled tlio Iioi-ii tn |'I...h>i
Tho pluyor returned. "Who's meddled mlt my ilrombiine?" he roared.
"Ol illd." mild Pndtly "Tierr, ye've
boo.* for two hours trylu' to pull It
itpnrt. nn* Ol did it in won mlout!"-
Huppho was bornhi Lesbos about tbe
end of the sevuutli century il. u. In
nntl.pilty the fame of Hnppbo rlvnled
that or Homer, Hhn wns called "the
pik-ii'M," lit) mi*. i-aiitrU "tho noeV* Mho
ivus styled "the teuth muse," "th*
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Grave Question Thati Needs
Solution-Sounding a Note *
of Warning to Parents
;   "The time.has come when  tbe
people of,. Spokane must grapple
-with the growing immorality of
/the youth of   both sexes in this,
city.  The boys   are not' entirely
to blame. Young girls who lured .
these young men on to their  un-
. 'doing are perhaps more'1 deserving
„of' censure than the' boys." If is
"to be regretted that there is ho
-curfew    ordinance in effect which-
' will keep' young girls within
bounds, who are now allowed to
;. roam the streets at all hours; In
',a sense they are worse enemies of
society -   that abandoned women
. -who =* publicly advertise their
shame.   The , trouble commenced
■with these girls.  If their parents,
•had kept them.at home, as they
!■ should * have . done, it would" not *
have,   been my painful' duty to-
; day to send these young men to
,".iail. >■ .' ' ,""'".
. "Both family and church .have
.apparently side stepped' their
their duty'in failing 'signally to
look;after the moral welfare of
children'. The community must
look to the Spokesman-Review to
7 sound a , note, of warning to ttie
young boys and girls of tho city
with the idea of reducing crimes
.against   sex to a minimum here-  ,
after."   .
Richard Boughtbn, Guy Maeger,
Roy Brown and T. M. McGregor; all
under eighteen -years of age, were
yesterday sentenced to terms of six
months each,fin the county jail by
Judge,W;. A. Huneke for contributing
to the delinquency of Ascneth Allen
and Sadie.Walker, both under fifteen
years of,age. The youthful offenders,
who belong , to highly ^respectable
families," had already pleaded guilty.
.-In.imposing sentence..Judge Huneke
sentence in each case if.his own inclinations alone were to be consulted. As a judge, however, only one
course was left open to him to' 'Jur-
sue. His duty to society -required
iiim to impose the penalty provided
by law in,such cases.
Judge Huneko.,here reminded the
boys that two men of moro mat ice
age had been charged with a . -ore
serious offence,    ,
• In fixing the,terms of imprln mment
at six months tho court said he had
rcquosted tho sheriff1 to confine tho
boys in a portion of tho jail whoro
they would' not bo required to associate with old and hardened criminals.
.In discussing tho caso last night
Judgo Huneke Raid:
"This has been one of tho most difficult cases I liavo ever been called
upon to dotormino. Thoso boys ..re
ail of considerably moro than tho average Intelligence. Indeed, thoy, aro
young mon of* exceptional ability,
which is woll demonstrated by tho
fact that upito tho timo of their" retention, all woro filling important
positions of considerable responsibility, for which thoy woro bolng woll
remunerated, with diflorcnt Spokano
concern^, Thon, too thoy woro hoyB
whoso fnmlly connections made" their
futiiroa especially promising, Thoir
tlcB of blood nlono hnd given them
a good start on lifo's highway. In a
material way thoy hnd mado good.
But thoy scorn to havo boon deficient
in morals.
"I hnvo boen hcBoigod ovor since
tho case . camo up hy many of the
moat prominent pooplo of Spokano,
who havo besought mo to suspend
fiontenco or cIbo to mako tho pints..-
mont as light ns possible I have
felt that my duty to society would
not porn.lt ma to overlook tho offense
to which these young men pleaded
guilty to tho extent of suspending
Bcntonce, (or which the law provides
In tht- caso of minors.
"dome of tbo boys told me, with
•avery evidence of mnc«nty—Bo much
no that I was disposed to placo confidence In what thoy Bald-that they
did not know it, wnu a crime to contribute    tn    ft1'*11 dMInmipric*'  nt  i»lr"'*
4. 4 -*      44"     -   *
under eighteen yeart ot age. Two of
tho boy« until that thoy hnd naver
before bellovod thnt It wn* mornlly
wrong for them to help glrla under
tha age of elichteen along the rond
to ruin. I am not dlapoM,a to doubt
thnt the, boys were honest In mirh nn
"But the alarming, the startling,
Increase  in   crimes against    young
girlhood has convinced me that it is
high' time that an example is made
of'young men. who place-such'a low
estimate'.on.-the virtue of girls with
whom • thevr associate. ■ I d'o not-
mean that these boys are to blame.
I.am;..rather.persuaded, on the con-,
trary, that -laxity of parental discipline had. contributed largely to their
straying into evii ways. .Where even
their parents have failed properly to
guard them by woids'of advice,
spoken at the right time, against the
evils of immorality,, even the church
has' evidently signally failed to do
its duty. '"-■     :    "
"That the boys' religious training
has fallen, short >6f what it should
have been is' more strongly brought
out by the fact that, without exception, these boys were all church goers, and constant attendants at Sunday School. .What, other conclusion
are we to come to but that a 'aiso
modesty which too often permits the
young to stray into moral pitfalls
prevented their spiritual advisers'
from instilling in these boys a proper respect for the weaker sex. Surely the Sunday School teachers vho
had charge of these boys proved derelict in a matter of the gravest concern to the future welfare of , these
"I hope every boy and .-.iri who
reads of the fate that has '.efallcn
these unfortunate young men and the-
disgrace which the boys and girls involved have brought, upon their pii-
ents will resolve to live lives of probity hereafter, which in latter ytfrs
will contribute far more to their hup-,
piness than they can now, perhaps,
imagine."—Spokesman Review.
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Ghost  of  Loehrain
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By Mrs. C. N. Williamson;/
Author of "The Princess Passes,".'The
Lightning Conductor," Etc., Etc.
' CopyriRht 1906 by Mrs. C, N. Williamson
"AGAINST young smokers
. Ottawa, July 15—In the senate last
night the bill to restrain the use of
tobacco by boys under eighteen years
of age, was taken up and stands for
the third reading. Amendments were
accepted forbidding boys to chew
tobacco on the street,, and compelling a boy found with tobacco to tell
where he'got it. The bill to amend
the •„railway, act was read a third
time. •
In 1872 there was a great deal
^f_ciiarrhb'ea^dyseHt'ery and""cfioir
era infantum. It was..at this time
that'' Chamberlain's "Colic, Cholera
and ,,, Diarrhoea Remedy was first
brought into use. It 'proved more
successful than'any other-remedy
or treatment, and has for thirty-
five years maintained that record.
From a small beginning its sale
and use has extended to every
part of tho "United States and
many, foreigm countries. Nine
druggists out of ten will recommend it when their opinion is aBk-
hough they have other medicines that pay them a greater profit. It can always be depended
upon, even in the most severe and
dangerous cases. For sale by all
druggists.  '
The Ego "• Medicine.
I'lH' white of nn i-nx |s nil antidote lu
rases of poisoning with strong nclilsor
corrosive stililliiiiiti.', Till' poison will.
I'OuguliiU' tin1 iillniiiii'i), tiuil II' these
poisons lie In the nystein the white ol'
an ('KR, If Hwiill-iweil ■■ulokly. will coin-
lilm- with the poison und protect tho
i.tntmieli. An iisti'lu^ent poultice Is
inndi' by cousin*' It to coiigulnte with
alum. Tlilrt Is (filled ilium curd and Is
used In certain illsensen of the oyo,
1'lie yolk ul' the eg^'lH sometimes used
In Jaundice nml Ih nn excellent diet for
Tho Farmor's Wifo
Is very careful about hor -diurn. Sbe
Bcalds It thoroughly aftor using, and gives
lt a sun bath to sweeten It, Sho knows
that If hor churn is sour It will tnlnt tho .
butter that Is mado In It. Tho stomach li
a churn. In tho stomach and dlgostlvo
and nutrltlvo tracts aro performed pro*
cossos which aro almost ozactly llko the
churning of butter. Is It not apparent
thon that If this stomach-churn Is foul It
makes foul all which Is put Into It?
Tho ovll of a foul stomach Is not alone
tho bad tasto In tlio mouth and tho foul
breath caused by It, but the corruption of
tlio puro current of blood and tlio dlssom*
Inatlon of dlsoaso throughout tho body,
Dr, Plorco's Qoldon Medical Discovory
makes tbe sour and foul stomach sweat
It doos for tbo stomach what fie washing*
and sun bath do for theehurn-*absolntol*f
removes overy tainting or corrupting element. In this way It euros blotches,
pimples, eruptions, scrofulous swellings,
sores, or open eating ulcers and all
humors or d Isoasos arising from bad blood.
If you havo bitter, nsity, foul taste In
your mouth, coated tongue, foul breath,
aro weak and easily tired, fool deprcMod
and despondent, have frequent headaches,
r,.:=7 titicU.", p.vrfss cr d'-jtrc* s In ctcss-
aeh, eonttlpatMt or Irrmtnlar bowels, sour
or butcr risings after eating and poor
appetite, thoso symptoms, or any consider1*
able numborof them, Indicate that yon are
suffering from biliousness, torpid or laty
llvor wllh tho usual accompanying Indigestion, or dyspepsia and their attendant
'rth** limit J**witS.knflW**i til nmAir*) *n.
jiiaT.ihT^^wiT.i.'^r-^.-BTrTrnriif.w.ii ».i
eofiYMheflft j)r. vre^'e.noiiUnMxtUFAl
iMtamiu Tbat thU Ii-abtolauly.trM
will be readily proven te*r*wtuUsfsctk»
it ipu will but mall a pesr*al eexrd jreqoett
toTDr. H V. Pierce, Iluffak*, K. Y« for a
frre «ipT of hi* *w>H*,t of tettreele trim
U»e suhdard medteal sutboriUes, grvtac
the namee of all tbe In-rrndlenU entwt-sf
Into his world-famed •medlcltwe ami show*
lag what ttie most raloeat tuedka) nm
tithe an aay of tiwas.
. CHAPTER I.      '     '•;
Elspeth Denn was almost ashamed
to go again into tlie Agency to ask the
same question: "Is there' anything
for me?" nnd to hear the same answer. "Nothing.today.', She hesitated
nt the door a moment, buff she had
come out on purpose to make the call,
nnd it was a confession of'failure to
steal  away, discouraged.
Elspeth hated to fail, so she, summoned up her courage a'nd_ marched
in. '••    ■"   .
Tho same young woman sat at tho,
same desk, with the same rather waspish expression bn her face. Elspeth
would have envied her a little for. her
** secure position in life, if it had.not
been for that'expression. But Elspeth
would not willingly have changed hers'
(which was attractive,' even .in , a-
greenish lodging house mirror, with
n crack across the middle) for that-
other, in spite of the material advantages which-might go with it.
"Good- morning.  Is there"  she
had begun as usual, when the young
woman with the. expression cut her
short.,,., -' *   .
. "The manager will see you in her
private room,", she said, with a nod
toward the door, succeeded' instantly
by a fishlike gaze,of discouragement
for the,,applicant who followed on
Elspeth'g heels..-     ., >., „,
" A small boy in livery, sitting by the
•iboi- in question, knocked, mentioned
Uie.iiAroe of Miss Dean',' and after a
murmur from some one unseen; invited Elspeth to pass through'.
' Miss Smith, the manager of the
Agency, looked up from a pile of letters.
' "Ah, Miss Dean, it's-you, is it? I
was e:\pwting. you," she remarked.
'-'■You generally * come in about, this
time. How wouid you like to go up tb
Scotland, and be a kind of secretary
in a big Hydro?1'  .,
Elspeth's gray eyes opened. She had
dreamed of- nothing more exciting
than a place in a London office, and
it, had appeared enormously difficult
to get even that. But ..Scotland—dear,
beautiful Scotland in August, and a
big Hydro! It seemed too good to be
true. She was almost .sure it would
,end iri nothing, but she did not show
her lack of- faith in her attainments
and her luck; she was far too shrewd
a girl in spite of her inexperience," to
make such a mistake.
' "I should like it,-! think," she said
with creditable calmness. "Exactly
what ,would, I "have to' do?".-
"Well, it's not-'quite nn ^ordinary
secretarial ' position,"- replied Miss
Smith. "You would have to take down
the manager's, letters from dictation,
of course. Lit me see, what's your
rate per minute?"
"A hundred and thirty words is my
average speed. I can do a hundred
and fifty for a spurt."
"Good. But I bslieveyou have only
had home practice as yet."
"I used to work from my brother's
dictation, He could .hardly speak too
fast for me."
"One doesn't lose one's head with
one's brother. Whereas with strangers,
and a great many strangers,,at whose
heck and call you'd have to be; you'd
find it different."
"if you think I am too inexperienced for tlie place"— began Elspeth
flushing. .
"Frankly, I do think you too inexperienced, but. you seem a quickwitted, sensible girl, who ought to get
on; nnd tlie iiinnngor of. I.ochniin
Castlo Hydro makes it a point that
the person engaged simll bo Scotch,
well-educated, a lady, not over
twenty-five, nnd—-or—prepossessing.
You happen at this moment to bo J,ho
only young Scotchwoman I hnvo on
my books as a stenographer. Otherwise 1 should linvu priiforrod somo ono
more experienced and nearer tho age
limit mentioned."
"I'm twonty-two," snid Elspoth.
"And look nineteen, but it can't bo
helped. Mr. McGownn wnnts some one
at onco. If you go, you'll hnvo to start
to-morrow. Can you do thnt?"
"Ensily," replied ■ Elspeth, who
lived in ono room, nnd whoso worldly
possessions would all go into n box
not toojlnvgo for uso as a cabin trunk.
"You sny it isn't an ordinary plnco.
What is thoro to do besides attending
to tho innnngor's correspondence?"
"His coiTo.xpoiideiico would probably lo the leiift part of your work,
as Uhh'o'h nliendy a young man who
lio'pri with thnt; but lio hns othor du-
MeH, bookkeeping and so on, and can't
devote his wholo timo to correspond*
onco, A iocnl young woman was tried,
bii'i failed, nnd a now pert-on l» wnnt-
«d in a hurry, bocnuso thoro aro guosts
ui tho hotol who nood secretarial
work dono, nnd haven't brought thoir
...wri HOorotiirioH, That is why I said
you would havo to bu nt tho lock and
civil of a good many strangers; authors, olorgyinon, politician**, financiers puriiiips—oh, all sorts of peoplo."
"I think that would bo very In*
toroHtinjt," said Elspoth.
"Yea; but distracting and coufus*
ititt. Peoplo of that sort   have   odd
L. .i,..'- mumix*- everyinnig *oal
arranged, and Miss S'i)ith was able
to send a satisfactory telegram to the
manager of the. Loehrain Castle Hydropathic Hotel. Elspeth went home
to.her lodgings, packed up her typewriter, which she hnd bought on the
"instalment plan." and nil her other
belongings. Her railway ticket wi's
paid for by her new employer, and
the next mornin?* she was at Euston
Station, one'small unit in"'a crowd
for tlie Scotch express.      4-   .
When Elspeth was a little girl, she.-
had been taken once to Scotland to
see the place where she was born, but
she had not been there since. Her father's people hnd never forgiven him ,
for marrying a.pretty girl somewhere'
beneath him in station, and absolutely penniless, therefore Elspeth knew
nothing about them; Major Dean had
left his son and daughter at school in
a suburb of London when they were
small, and later'he could never afford
to takg Elspeth out to India. She hnd
done very little traveling in her life,
and was much everted this morning.
She had not dreamed that there would
be so many people) going by train,
though—she told".herself—she might,
have thought of-it. as Town was now
','dead;" and everybody runningup to
Scotland for what was left of August
arid September,    .' ,      »   •   ,
Elspeth had a third'class ticket, b-.it
the crush was so great that no place.
could be found for her. Neither was
there anything left in the second cl?ss
compartments., by the time the porter
who had registered her box and' taken
charge of her handbag; began to search
for a seat.
"You'll have to go" first class, Miss,"
said he. * ■'
.   The girl demurred.
"But they won't let me, and I can't
afford"— she hnd begun, when the
porter broke in reassuringly:
"That's,allTiffbt. Miss; they'll have
to let you. There's , no room in the
.thirds or seconds, and they're.,bound
to carry you."
They hurrird Iro-n door to door, but
everything w*1" f"'l. until at last thev
came to a con:p:irtment occupied only
'■4*   '   I      S     I     !
"■ ,i
ways, and nro often Impatient, and
hard to plonso, You would nood tact
iib woll as presence of mind. However,
It's a gront ohnnno, You oouldn't havo
hoped for anything half as good, with
your inoxporioneo. Loch rain CaHtle
Hydro is new as a lioiel, opened only
JJ..A- inai-Mi, Mid '.no '<! the fine***, in
Scotland. Thn snlary is two guinnfiB
a wcok, and you'ro euro to hnvo pros*
mis. But mind, you must do ub credit.
I don't wnnt Sir. McGownn to think
I've mado a mlntnkn, That would bo u
Vv' tilv'-rtloiiTTiPtit ffiT thn \i»i»nw."
"I will do my bent," «nld Kinpolh,
to whom a weekly two Ruinous seitm*
ed a fortuno. Him had lived on fifteen
shillings a wook (oi two yearn, since
her father hat] died, and lior brother
[now in Australia sooking his fortune)
h.'ifi fn.il.if."'? on fylvinr her the whold
of thnt father'** pension as a Major
In the Seventieth Scottish llorderers.
London, and hor training m a hliort-
hnnd writer and typist, had strained
her resources, and for months sho had
been trying in vain for work, calling
•v«rv i\*v at »<»v«,*nl •unnciM.
I'lieji hurried fr^n door la dour but evtry-
lluiiii iron full.
by two ladies. To he sure tlio remaining seats wero covered with small luggage, a couple of smnrt dressing-hngs
with gold mono'/rams (one of them
Biivmoutod wilii a coronet) and i
dust-coat or two. But tho porter wns
not easily beguiled.
"These plnco- nil taken, mndnm?"
ho asked'briskiy <>i tlio older Indy, a
vory handsome woman, whoso nd-
mirors would hnvo pronouncod lior
thlrty-lhrco. who=e enemies would
hnvo placed lior p/i.ct forty,
Sho glanced up from reading n let-
tor, nnd stnred haughtily at Elspeth
nnd tho portor.
"Yos— sho boj-nn, whon tho girl
who was with hor interrupted:
"Oh, mother, it i*- only ono sent bo-
r.ldo ours that !*•• -Mii'iifjed, and wn
nron't quito sure about Unit,"
Tho other frowned with vexation,
nnd she did iK<t look half so hand-
somo, or nonrly co young, whon sho
"You are ridlouUniB, Hilary I" sho
Bnappod, in a low but angry voico.
Then, to tho pen ter: "Thoro is no
room horo, Don't you seo, tho racks
aro already full of luggage and wo
nood tho dlsonf'itt'ed seat, for our
"Vory sorry, rnndmn, but this Ih
tho only compartment with n plnco
(reo, anil this lndy must rido boiiio-
whoro," ropliod the man, already bo-
pinning to find ppneo for tho gorgoous
dressing bugs in tin' racks.
"Impudent creature |" oxclnimed
tho lady. fluHhiri'/ deeply under a deli*
onto film of liquid powdor, nnd a veil
which heightened it» flowor-liko of*
fftct. "I nm tho Conn—"
"Oh, mother, don't I" implored tho
girl, hor fnco-~-whii.il Elspeth thought
tho prettiest sho hnd ever Foon—scar*
1   »   ..Till,  I    ,,    Mr I' .,,wt   ,l|..'vf.. i    "Cl^p
AX.  m,      \\ t*tt       *w,*,,,**'•* * ' *■ ■■        I'T- .. .,        l     I
he. Is mnkint/ n-tvu. \V* enn't nxpoet
to havo tho wis"." .'ompiiriineiii   to
Tho eldni wo-:nn bit hor lip and
was silent, roali/ing. porliaps, that It
wits hIiu who wnH on tho point ol mak*
:   •• i ,i* , • i>.   i ii,4    i,4    ;t .1
•*•*,   *4--44l4V4fc   4,4',*4.*',»4   a*.-    4^ m*   4...V    4n„4„
od nsido her drem with such an air
of disgust as KUpeth moekly passed
to the eeat which had boon cleared
!by the porter that the unfortunate
newcomor felt thnt who was regarded
ns some inforior sort of animal,
"I am sorry." »ho said, looking'
Btrataht at the girl
"Hease don't b-t, It doesn't matter
in tho least." Answered tho beautiful
creature, wltli a finUe so charming
that Elspeth's heart warmed to  her.
"I'm r.ur-,1- uhe'u    **   nice    M    (■.V*
pieuy, nie.; lypisi said io ncisc;.,
"though how she win ba, with siicii a <
mother,'is a mivsele."
■ The intruder smiled a grateful answer, and' then' tried to appear -oblivious'.-to her. traveling companions.
She opened' her haiidbag, which- she-
had on' her lap, and pretended to be
deeply interested in its' contents, but
she could not help hearing their conversation. It was all but time for the
train to start now, and the elder, of
the two ladies, apparently forgetting
the unwelcome, third in the compartment, did not attempt to conceal her
excitement.    "-- fl
"What a shame! I-believe he's not
coming," she exclaimed, looking
eagerly out ,of the window. "Another minute, and it will be too late.
I do hope Lady Melton's news wasn't
a mistake or made up out of tlie whole
cloth, and our time wasted. It would
be like her. I always did think Maud
Melton, a cat."
"Mother, do be careful," whispered
her daughter.
"What do I care for a person of
that'sort?" asked the other, with a
quick glance of contempt at pretty,
plainly-dressed Elspeth. "It's bad
enough having her stuffed in with,us,
without having' to think about her,
with every word one speaks. She
doesn't matter any more .than one's
maid matters; indeed, she is probably someone's maid. What is the
use of spending a lot of money to
travel first-class, if third-class creatures are to be squeezed in, "without
paying a penny?"   •
"Here comes Mr. Kenrith," broke
in the girl, as if thankful to make' a
diversion.,  ' ••
Instantly an extraordinary change
came over' her,mother. The handsome, though rather sharp features,
were softened with a charming smile,
which irradiated them as the rose of.
a sun-set flow irradiates a bleak landscape in the^north. The'dark eyes
sparkled, the frown that'had ■ drawn
the straight'black' brows together was
smoothed .out. She looked suddenly
'almost girlish and. prettily feminine
as she patted her beautifully undulated auburn hair.
Elspeth, though angry, .was interested, wondering what sort of man
would appear. The name,. Kenrith,
sounded faintly familiar, as if she had
heard it before, ■ but if so she could
not remember where.*, . .'
In another second her curiosity was
'satisfied. A tall, broad-shouldered
man of about forty, with a nice .brown
face, was at*the door.        . - -
"Here I am,- just in time," said he
in a pleasant voice, which proclaimed
him from the north country. "May I
really- travel 'with you, Lady Lam-
barf and Lady Hilary?"
"We are delighted." You won t. let
us be dull," replied Lady Lambart.
*, The< new comer glanced at Elspeth,
as if expecting to find that she was
an acquaintance ■ also, saw she was a
stranger, and begging her pardon as
he passed took the-unoccupied seat.
By this time the young typist knew
whv the name of kenrith had sounded "familiar. She had never heard it,
but she had read about it in the
papers. There was a millionaire named John Kenrith, who was very charitable, and whose "good works ^ she
had seen mentioned'. ' If she remembered aright, he came fromLanca-
shire.: and" she wondered* if this nice,
"brown, rather ugly man were he. "If"
he is, I do believe this horrid woman-
is being sweet to., him on account of
his money," thought the' girl, "for
he doesn't seem her soft at all. I do
hope he sees through her. He looks
clever, but I suppose men never do
see through handsome women, especially countesses, and,this evidently
is one, because now I come to ..look
at it; that's a Countess's coronet on
her dressing bag."
Elspeth had brought a novel, and
she tried to absorb herself in it, as,
the train rushed her on toward exciting new experiences; but the talk
of her traveling companions would
entangle itself with that of tho characters in the book.
" "It was such a pleasant surprise
to hear, aftor we had made up our
minds to go to Loehrain, that you
wore, going," snid Lady Lambart. "I
oouldn't resist writing ' you a line,
when I heard you wero at the Carlton, to ask if there wero any chance
of vour. traveling by our train. Then,
when I didn't get nn answer"	
"I was away from town all yesterday,, and only found your note
when I got back to tho hotel at midnight, too late to wire; but of courso
I  sent a  messenger tho  first thing
this morning"         ' ■
"We must havo already loft. It is
such n long drive, you know, and
Hilary nnd I have heaps of luggage,
But all's woll thnt ends well. \Vho
would havo dronmed of your going
to Loehrain? I thought of it becauso
tho air is so good, and it's boon such
a tiring season that it will bo moro
restful for us both than a round of
Scotch visits."
"I think I'm in great luck," snid
Mr. Kenrith.
"You poor fellow, I Bupposo you
ronlly do think ko," mused ElBpoth.
" 'Surprised,' indeed I I wonder she
dared say that, after whnt she miif-l
havo kno'wn I hoard when I first got
into tho carringo. What a scene thore
would be if I "told!"
This idea struck hor sense of humor so comically that sho nlmost
laughed aloud; but nobody was paying any attention to her. Konrith
looked hor way occasionally, to ho
suro, but not curiously to hoo if she
woro listening. Ho wiih not Haying
anything thnt ho nood mind nil tho
world hoarlng; and his glances toward Elspeth expressed only tho interest that n wiirnvhoartpd man of
an unusually kind and Kympathutlo
naturo would foci in a pretty young
woman traveling nlono, almost shabbily dressed, when hor Ix-nuty ought
to havo boon sot off by chnrmin«
things, siioli ns Lndy Hilary Vnne
wore, If ho thought of hor consciously, it wan to nay lo hinisolf: "I'oor
chllil I Girth like hut* have a right
to everything thnt'tf hrightout and
best in thc woild,   What nn nwlul
Auditor, Accountant, General Agent
Life* Accident and Employer's Liability insurance
Books opened, closed,   audited, and accounts  kept in the
most up-to-date manner.
Office,  Burns'  Block.
Fernie, B. 0.
- ©
36.   Phone  No. 52 o Mouse-No.   174    ©
Fcrnle's Most Home-Like House
King Edward Hotel
T™fJ.   L.   GatespPrupriistur	
S Centrally  Located Fernie,    B. C
"You nniHt hnvo hnd doKonR of invitations for Urn. mouth und noU,"
remarked Lady hiimburl,
"I had a few, hut I'm not much
of a hand for visiting," replied tho
millionaire modestly. "1 know the
mnn who han turned the old ciuUi?
oi *Mifiir.mi mui » uuivi, iuui-.tu, »
wnH able to help him a little, as lift's
n good follow, nnd dchcrvc's succchs.
Thnt's ono rcnuon I'm going, and an*
othor is. 1 thought it would tie a good
Hid placo for me to try my hand
il writing a book I've hnd in mind
for f-omo time; a dull thing you'd
think it, hut inte'CHUng to mo; a
now idea in socinlistie schemes I want
lu work out."
"You are aluays thinking of otJa-
ers." exclaimed Lady I-atnbsrt.
"Im afraid I don't forget myself,"
mullnd \C*n-tth   •••*•„■*) tinat beta nut-.
To be Continued,
Saw your   Cordwood
By Power and
save money
Cost of operating";
very trifling
'Circular.Snw Frames     Stationary and Portable
Drug Saw Machines Sawing Outfits
Canadian Fairbanks Co., Ltd.,
Vancouver,   B. C.
Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary.
Everything in the trade now in stock.
Examine before purchasing. Also
Lacrosse, Baseball and other Sporting  Goods.
Phone No.  12
Say! Whv siot !;avc you.- p!u.ul)'.ii>>
done now before the big rush. Wc
hnve the largest staff of experienced
plumbers, steam fitters and tinsmiths
in the city.   Prompt and efficient.
h* T. Hamilton. Proprietor
Telephone I Nest Kim Edwtrl Hotel ..DISTRICT. LEDGER,   FERNIE,'  B.C. JULY 18, 1908"
News of the City
Furniture for sale at once. • Also
ladies' coon coat, cheap. 42 Jaflray
street. , '   ,f.
Shack and large lot for,sale cheap,
ia West,Fernie. Furniture for sale
*-*>lso.':,-Apply, Ledger office. j2t
Wanted—An experienced girl or
■woman to do general housework. Apply, Mrs. Eckstein, corner Prior St.
and Howland ave. * ,  . -,
Family dwelling house for sale,"
8 rooms.'-! Good well of water, nice
g-arden. , WiU be sold cheap'. on
easy terms. Apply Manager; District Ledger.
Wanted—A good alive subscrip-
tiok'canvasser. Very liberal com-'
mission, paid, , Anyone who , is
willing can make a good salary.
Apply manager District Ledger.
." .'     ""■'"■ '    '"**2t
■   Good Steel Fishing Rod for sale.
Apply Ledger Office. tf
 :—o ,.-
R. W. Wood left for the coast
Thursday. ' ■,....',*
Con Whelan visited Pincher Creek
this "week.
L. P. Eckstein \*isited Cranbrook
on" Thursday..
Fred ' Johnson has arrived home
from university.
Tom' Courtney left for Vancouver
last Monday night, '
A solid' gold gem ring at Liphardt's
on .Saturday for -$1.75.'-
Mr. Wright is in the city on a visit
to his son C. C. Wright.
Mr. A. Leech, of Cranbrook, was
visiting in town this week. '
.' Whats  the  use?   You  can't   make
candy.   Rochon is the Candy King.
Mr. William Robich'aud and wife
left on Monday evening for Quebec,
•  Fernie people have eaten three tons
of Rochon's Candy in three months.
Saturday and
The greatest bargains
ever offered in Fernie
J. ft Reid Co., Ltd.
Complete House Furnishers
Patronise homo indlistry, smoke
Extra and Crow's Neat Special.
, Billy Harrows, of Coleman, was in
tho    city last week for a couple of
" Fernio pooplo havo oaten 000 gallons, of Rochon's ico cream in three
Mr, Shonloy, tho popular day clerk
at tho Fernio hotel, is away on hia
If you' want a good watch cheap
Kofc ono of LIphanlL's ?2.25 watches,
Ho KunrftntoLM them to give satisfaction,
Watch Uochons1 littlo store (jrow
Into tho rtnoHt confoctlonnry Btore In
For a free and easy smoke try
an Extra or Crow's' Nest Special.
W. J. Blundell and Mrs. Blundell
are taking in the Winnipeg exhibition this week.
The "Fats" baseball team are trying to arrange a game with the
"Fats" of Cranbrook.. . , l
> Bobby Burns has lost his reputation
Wally Mc has won his;' Look for. his
first spasm nest week.   ' . . ,'   ,
The" dance- given by 'Pat. Miller on
Wednesday night was well attended
and everyone well pleased. ,'•--.
"Mr. Scarpino'. arrived here on Wednesday after a three month's visitito
his'iold home in.sunny Italy.
Chas.f Klingensmith of,, Elko, proprietor ' - of the Elk hotel was up to
the.ball game Tuesday night.
"Mrs. A; Berridge and children left
for an extended trip to her home at
Sand Point, Ontario, this week.
Mr..P. Lundie was accompanied on
his return by his sisteri Mrs. Barclay, together "with her son and
daughter. '-,
The, Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company will pay out $191,000 this
month, which is an increase of ?50,-
000, on last'month."   '";~
The - pulpit , of the "-'Presbyterian
church was occupied by Rev. J. I.
Mauthorne both morning and evening- on Sunday last. ,
We are glad to see Mr. Peter Lundie on our. streets'again after his
trip to the old sod. You see he
could1, not stay away.
■ Omilian Punks', Nick Pryniewicze,
Wasyl Komarsconiez, ' Nick Sylicze,
left on Tuesday evening by the C.P.
R. for their homes in Illonio.
The'Rev. W. G. James , of Pincher
Creek, church of England minister,
came into town on Monday last to
visit the Rev.'R. S. Wilkinson.    ,  /
Mr. M. L. Hanranhan who nas
been visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham of this city left for Lethbridge on Wednesday morning.
John Brown is making extensive
improvements to' his property on
Howlahd Ave., and when completed
will considerably enhance the value
thereof. '   "
Painters and carpenters have been
busy at the Dominion Meat Market
making several changes which add to
the appearance and convenience of
the same.
Mrs. A. W. Bleasdale left or Rochester, Minn., on Monday's flyer where
she. has been called , to, be present at
the operation about to be performed
upon her husband.
A'7 year gold filled watch chain at
Liphardt's for ,$2.50 Saturday.     Remember, he guarantees them and will
give a new chain if tbey'should not.
wear the full' time. "
<&$>M>Q><Mm<&$><$Q ®&Mr$m>AyAyAyAyAyAyAyA&
Blnhdeil's Saturday Specials
Pure Gold Creamery Butter, regular 85c per lb
Special for Saturday, per pound 	
Griffin's Boiled Hams, regular 35c per lb.
Specialfor Saturday, per pound	
Pay Cash
W. J.•'.. BLUNDELL    -'   Prompt Delivery
V$>1- -1' "ti.
High Class
A.,J. Burnside and J. R. Wallace,
the representatives from here of the
East Kootenay. Rifles, left to attend
the Tercentenary , "anniversary at
Quebec on Saturday last.
' Tlie moving pictures now running
at the opera house under the direction of Fred Dick ■ aro highly commended, being considerable "better
than anything heretofore, produced.
On Sunday., night in the Baptist
church Pastor Williamson will preach
the second sermon in the series "For
homo and country" on the subject,
"The right kind of girl." Service
will commence at '7.30.
Tea is more susceptible to foreign
influences* than oven butter. This is
why it should - bo never* exposed to
thc air or sold in bulk form. Thc
sealed lead packets of "Salada" Tea
preserve tha tea in'r all its native
goodness.   Insist upon Salada.
Tho commercial depression that wo
hoar of occaBslonally docs not seem
Lo have struck Fernio considering today's pay roll by tho Crow'B Nost
Pass Coal Co. The amount in round
numbers is $101,000 an increase of
something like $50,000 over 'last
month,   Let tho good work go on,
Mrs. Chan, King, ono o( tho old
roslilontH of this district has decided
nftor medical ndvlco to tako up her
rosldonco al tlio coast,, Mrs. King
camo to Fornio about eight ,years
ago and Hlnce that timo has boon ono
of tho prominent workers of tho
Methodist church, but unfortunatoly
she has been In ill health for somo
time and It is hoped that a completo
cluing') of air will restore Mrs. King
to health and strength '(.gain. Mi*h
King expects to leave Fornio in thn
course of a few weeks and In tho
monntlrno will hold a privato salo ol
lier household clfcots.
Merchant Tailor i
They're Here Now
And.shrewd and careful housewives are preparing to do battle
with these dangerous pests.    There has been so
,   v     ,   much  written  of late of the
as an agent' in spreading Typhoid Fever ana other diseases that
people realize the necessity of quickly destroying
any that find an entrance •
: .   We liave the best destroyers in Ihe market
"Specially Fine Insect Po\vderv 100 per cent, pure
Wilson's Fly Pads, ibc per package
tanglefoot,   -3   double   sheets   10c
The Elk Drug & Book Stores
For, equal quality'goods* our prices, aro not dupli- ;
cated, 'each-department'offering the most reliable
merchandise,procurable.ai.U.e lowest cost to you!
We are clearin*? out all" broken lines of
Campbell & Faultless Clothing
at cost and less than cost
All new season's summer stock, all broken sizes,,
but a great rang of patterns and cloths to choose
from. Made up in the newest styles and guaranteed
by us to fit and wear well. This's your opportunity
to purchaso In many cases at less than we originally
paid the manufacturers for same. It vou are interested in this money-saving event, take advantage
of it,before ic is too late.
We have-.the Bull Dog Brand, the kind that will
stand all kinds cf hard wear and give th& best of
.satisfaction.   Warranted pure wool and made' up
-with double seats and knees. ; '""    '    -,
85c to $1.35.' ''''_/'
King of the Road Union; Made Overalls,
80c per pair  .■'-,.''
WG&R;1 ply-Linen Collars, each." 10c
W G & R 4 ply Linen.Collars; 3 for ...50c
• 30% Discount off all Summer Linen and Straw Hats
We sell,and recommend -■ .,-.'.
The Artisan Working Boot for Men
The   Dominion   Neat  Co.
Saturday Specials
Choice   Dairy   Butter, per  lb. 25c
Strictly. New Laid Eggs, per dozen ' 30c
..Beef,    Mutton,    Pork   and, Veal  at. the , lowest
;        ■ ■■ possible    prices.        '" "* " •„;,_
Chickens killed to order
Ihe Garbutt Business College
of Cnlirnrv. lutR mniloni cniin.pi, In Toll),
irrni'liv, Slinvtlinii'l nml nuilnt'HR s on..
clnvB <»x|hmi tinichpr**: prop/iron viiiidb
ni-nnlo fnr litilepi'mlMiirn nml hiicwh
Write for prom't'rtim "I..*" .■'■iter nny
time '"■ U- ■"■'•tvlnltt, Principal.
** 0*_ , €»********>
still continues
$5.00  Shoes d£"!fc I
Selling    for M>^«'
W. R. McDOUGALL My*****-
. ORDER   BARE,Y .      ,
Phone 4 --■ Victoria. Ave.
Seeds,   Trees,   avid1 $
Bulbs '.or -all planting (•>•
Catalogue.Kren   Largest Nurse-
■  riea on the Pacific Slope
M.J.HENRY     Vancouver,   B.C. w
ami) Woiitminbtar' Bo.ul ®
Edmonton, July 15—P. H. Sherman, president of District No. 18
United Mino Workors of America,
wlio ia in tho city to-day, speaking
of tho coal Hiipply in tho wost, said:
"According to tho way mines are
running now and tho attitude of the
people, I boliovo wo will have a worso
famine throughout the prairie provinces next winter than wo over had
before. Thero is plenty of coal in tho
country, but it is not being mined
fast, enough. Peoplo aro now only
purchasing enough domestic coal to
satisfy their immodiato wants, and
aro not providing for tho winter
months. As n result tho demand for
domestic coal is light, and tlio mines
instead of getting out large quan-
tlticfi and storing It In preparation
for' rush orders, aro running half
tlmn nnd barely keeping ahead of tho
Wo hereby glvo you notico (ind ro-
'■ulre' you to mako payment of tho
sum of $1080.00 with interest thoroon
at the ruto of 10 por cent, per annum from tho 1st day ot .Tune 1900
until paymont, bolng two Instalments
of principal of $540.00 duo on tho 1st
day ot Dccombcr in onch of tho
years of 1000 and 1907, by virtue ot
nn ngreomont dated the 1st day ot
June 1900 and mudo botweon yourself, W, H, Collins ot tho ono part
and John Mott of Elko of the other
part, by which you ugreod to pur-
I ciiane portions ol iot Ml, group 1,
.Itittlciuiy luv the sum til $3M>f».0D.
AND we further give you notice,
that if you fail to carry out the
snld contract by making said payment within ono month from    this
U.4V«i   U.t   t-niiiU   <4V£<t,«-cUt*..4\.   '•<<>.»   XlK,  CdU-
celled nnd nil payments hitherto
mii'ln shall be forfeited to the under-
mentioned vendors ns provided by
the Bald agreement.
Dated nt Elko, D. C, thin 16th
day of July, 1908, »
Rr.1irlti-.ru fnr .Tnlm Mntt,  th(t Vmi*
I dor.
1 To:—
!      Willmm If wry Collin*,
of Klko, II. C., Farmer.
General Merchant and
Commission Agent
Workmen's  Tools
Kitchen   Utensils
Screen   boors
Windows „
HS^ Parties having Roods for
.sale can place then, here on
commission.    "
v   56 Vii'iorin Ave. Fernie    .♦.
*:' Next to Opera House ♦!♦
♦ •••
W.   Stan.   Terry
Practical Paint,er and
Paper Hanger
Rttlmaton  (un.iRlicd  and  satisfaction
IloHldonco and shop 11 Ilowlnnd Avo.
1'. 0 Box 842       Fornio   .
SlieritTs True Fruit Jelly Powdtrs
4 paclcets 25c
Imperial Creain of Tartar Baking Powder
6 oz. tins lOc 12 ox. tins 20c
for Saturday
Lipton'8 Extra, Quality Ceylon Coffee, sold usually
through the country at 50e per lb.    Special—
1 lb. tins aoc
/■•..'■ . I
Rowat's Imported Pickles in 16 oz. Patent Bottles
''   iSc each '<-.-•.
We want your preserving-1 orders because we, can
fill them with the choicest quality fruits at a saving
to you.    If it's in our ad. it's true:
We are selling the Mason Patent Jar, acknowledged
the best made, while our prices are lower than-
asked for ihe common out of date style.
Pints, per dozen     -    . $   .85
Quarts,    '   ■"  v      — LOO
Half-Gallons   " - .      1.35
We have the pure-cane sugar for preserving, let us
have your order, our prices are' right.    .
We are sole agents for the famous Minneapolis
. ''Gold'Medal" Flour.
1001b. Sacks
50 lb. Sacks
We have just received direct'from the factory in <
Reading, Eng.,' another shipment ot the unexcelled
Huntley -^Palmer's Biscuits
25c to $1.00 per lb.
Choice Alberta Creamery Butter, per lb. 25c
Guaranteed  Fresh  Eggs,   per dozen   26c
For the'biggest showing of table and preserving fruits in the city examine our display1*.
Peaches Pears Apricots Plums Raspberries
:S I
Studio How
For s-ood Photos go  to.
thc Advance Studio
122 Victoria Ave.
' Near    Steam    Laundry
A, W. Courtney
Fernie,   B. C.
Jas. Cartlidge
Organist of the Methodist Church
is taking pupils for Organ
or Piano
Satisfaction Guaranteed
Terms Arranged
Apply box    21(1 or 153    .Tnflray St„
Blairmore, Alta.
Funeral Director and
Office Victoria Street
Phone 63      Residence Phono 28
Depot  Restaurant
J, K, '.OGICUS, Proprietor
Open Night and Day
Whon in Mnnlomt ktopnt tlio
Di'imt ll«*tiitiruiit
Maeleod       - -       Alta.
A. Uizzuto 'J. Crawford
The Fernie Livery, Dray  &
Transfer Co.
..Now is tho lime to make arrangements for your summer ice.   See us
Contracts Taken
Incliiclini- Slump Pullini,', I.antl C. enrinj* nnc| Ploiigliiiip;,    Let us
figure on your next job
Rubber Tired Buggies, New Turnouts
110NI.S 7 & 64 oi'rici? at stam.,*.
<§> Ay
<» 1*. A.  KUMMI'H           I.. O.  Kl'MMI'.ll    A)
w "                                                             w
I Kummer Bros. |
% Builders and Contractors f
Estimates Furnished nnd
Satisfaction  Qunrnntcotl
•I WW Fibre Plnslcr Ucpi In stock %
P. O.  Rojc 337
I Fertile ond Hotmoi*
I   Photographer
I ■	
<p W. I). Slmmonds hus opened
*X n Photo^niplc Studio nnd is
prepared lo do first cIiish work
I Studio on Gemmel Stmi
Near ihe Oditii House
rernie ana noimor  <p nwrBntMMHUBSBgtanaa'
-M^M^^^*i>^*j<Hi^^ Ledger for News
^trme, ii. 0.
X ltar sapplied with choicest of \\,
X    Wines, Liquors and Clsrars   Y
Dlnlrpf llonn In con-iectlon
•J Proprietor
v •>
•> X
• i&*wrsrs*&-Mi
Lumber Dealer
Retail Dealer in •$
, Roiif'h rind Dressed Lumber y
Moulding!-), ShinHfles, Lnth
Sutih nnd Doors
X     Offloet Victoria Ave.
9 Korth of W«.t.m CtimtcU WIioUmI*
i Causes of   Scarlet  Fever I
<f There ia no wonder when you send
your laundry work to thc dens of thn unsanitary Chinks to be laundried causing the
-iprendlnfr of the dreadful disease.
<$ \\ny not natronize tVie Steam laundry
whero nil Roodi nre ni.ti*septtc nnd diilnfected
receiving them bnck nice, fresh nnd sweet.
(f Get the Chink smell off you hy calling up
135*   Our plant is always open for Inspection
■ j
HKAD THK D18THICT LKDOKU.   ' Subserlbs for tht District L<xl|*»r.   wMAMAAA<&}$&&$&^


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