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SEP 8. 1908 (/'^ria^ tv
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Industrial Unity is Strength
THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF DISTRICT NO. 18, U. M. W. of A.
Political Unity is Victory
VOL. IV.  No. \t
FERNIE, B. C, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1*308.
$1.00 A YEAR.
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You will find us in the old stand
We can make YOU comfortable
. Reid Co.
F. ftSHERMAN
IN
TRAINS ON
SUNDAY
Seems Quite Certain that He
Will Be Nominated By
°   LIMITED
Complete House Furnishers :
FERNIE, B. C.
We have a complete stock of Men's Furnishings,  J3oots & Shoes, Hats & Caps
"Now on hand.   Our prices are lower than ever,   pall and see us.
Calgary, Sept. 3.—On Saturday
night next the Socialists of tho district of Calgary will. meet in solemn
conclave and select a candidate to
contest the riding in the coming Dominion election.
The meeting has been, called and
it does hot seem to bo ;for the. pur.
pose of deciding v'hether or not a
candidate shall be put in thc field but
rather upon what candidate shall be
selected. •
Only one man has Seen mentioned
very prominently and that is Frank
Sherman of Fernie »yho has boen in a
number of contests, .in the province
of Alberta. He is not a resident of
the riding but it is estimated that he
is probably the strongest man that
can be brought out.
Mr. Sherman, will be in the city
on Saturday in" connection with a
conference of lawyers representing the
labor interests regarding the recent
decision of Mr. .Justice" Stuart, .that
the, miners' union in Strathcona had
no. local standing' and were ,not in a
position to recover damages from the
mine owners. there. ■
Grand Trunk Has An Application Before Railway
Commission
LOCKHART & GILLESPIE
The Workingman's Store ,  Next to the Bank of Commerce
You will say, Is it Possible ?
That I can buy good fruit lands with a good supply
wator within 30 miles of Fernie, on instalment plan
$5.00 Down.   $5.00 par month,
No Interest or Tones
For a 5-acre tract during tho lifo of contract. This
offer will not Inst long. Write for circular of "Kootenai Irrigation Tract.",
D. W. HART, Baynes, B.C.
AGENT K. R. L. CO.
GREAT BRITAIN IS
SOMEWHAT IRRITATED
By the Course Germany Is Following On the
Moroccoean Question
London, Sept. 3,—It wuh leurncd today that thn British government is
holding nloof front Multii Ilnfld, thc
now Sultan of Morocco, for tho preH-
ont but that it propoH-'H to rocogi.i7.o
him in duo time.
IlritiRh oflloiitldom it. iritntcd by
Iho courHD adopted by Germany
which it regards an an attempt to gain
influence over Muliii Haflil by Hlonl-
ing a march  on  tlie other power-*.
1 Uerlin, Sept, 2.—The action of Germany concerning Morocco it wim ox-
plnined today in limiti'd to tlio hub-
(•ei-Hiou of HiKiiutorii'i. of tlin Alg'-cirii1*.
act that thu timo linn arrived to roc-
,?gr.Ue Mtjliti Hitild us Htiltnn of Morocco,
O/f'-Jii]   WOtliltliiKlli.  ll  iAOU-.x.iVil  ,'li
Uio agitation of tlio French and ling-
11th newspapers over tho oecuirenee.
They net hk il Germany had done
somnthing outside of her privilegei*,
iiiHtead of something thnt ono of tho
Hignatory pownra iniiHt do if Uio Moroccan Hituation Ih to bo cleared up.
Paris, Siipt. 2.--A morning newspaper prihta nn interview with Mo-
iiiunmednii Sidlol Mookheri, Moroccan miniKtor of foreign nffnirn iu
whicli lio declares that nftor rilloctinn
nnd coiiHtiltatioii with hin iitinlfltorH,
Abdul Am hnd dclltliti-ly received tu
glvo up tlio Htruggle, although lio linn
not yot decided whether ho will relinquish tlin thrnnn qtiiotly, or formally abdicate. Tlio pruReut intention
of Abdul Abate Ih to mnko n two or
throo years" pilgrimage- to thn Holy
j/iiiid alkr vwueii in: \*,iit nUiin iu
ilwuco, }1u it'i.iJ*..*, Ut Iv; 4»''./i'Vd J','
rotlru nt cither Fez, Morocco City or
Menipiiuex.
BR1GK FOR FERNIE
Ottawa, Sept. 2.—After hearing further arguments in respect to the
Grand Trunk's application for an order permitting the fi making up • and
movement of trains on Sunday when
necessary, Judge Mahoe of the commission announced that judgment
would be given at a future sitting of
the board, The order when issued
will probably 'apply to all railways
in Canada'.
. M:.-Cowan, counsel for tho Grand
Trunk, summed up the requests of thc
company  as  follows:
That its employees shall have permission to break up through" trains
on Sunday when this is necessary
and to forward sucli to their destination.
To alLow the furnishing of a
through  service to cattle shippers.
To allow the company to deliver
empty box cars on Sunday to points
along their, lines, for the loading of
cattle on  Monday.
To allow' the company to load and
unload grain at, lake-ports nnd to
forward grain trains to their' destination on Sundays, where traffic would
otherwise be subjected to undue de-
lay.
FROM. LETHBRIDGE
HON. CLIFFORD SIFTON
IS WILLING TO RUN
COMES, TO  FERNIE'S AID   ,
Provincial   Govornment   Will   Giant
$35,000
Tlie city council hold a meeting on
Friday night in the temporary civic
building and several mutter*-- of importance wore discussed and dealt
with. A communication from W. R,
Ross, M.P.'P., wns read by the May.
or, informing the council thnt Prom,
ior Mellridi. nnd his ■ colleagues at
Victoria, had decided to grant to tho
city of Fernie the sum of $35,000 for
the following purposes: Publio School
•la'i.OOO; city buildings, .fO.OOO; side,
walks und streets, $5,000, Tho gov.
eminent also expressed thoir willing,
noss to moot thu wishes of tho. oity
in the matter of exchanging building
sites. The now provincial buildings
to bo erected on the school sito and
the city hull lo occupy tho lot, Into-
ly occupied by tlio court house j thu
public school to ho built in tlie north
ond of tho town, The question of an
electric light service was also taken
up and tho council wns addressed by
P, I,. Kckstoin barrister, on behalf
of clients who wore, prepared lo in.
stnl a system if thu municipality did
not wish to undertake the OBtiiblish.
mont of u plant, Hn requested that
u committee of tlie council bo np.
pointed, boforo whom ho could sub.
mit ii proportion nnd discuss tlio mat
tor, A committo.) wns nppointed
for tlie purpoHu nnd the proposition
luiil boforo tlii-iii, but nothing of a do.
finite iinturo. was decided upon. gov.
ernl building permits woro grnnt"d
nnd the extension of tho fire limits
wns discussed, it bolng added to add
severnl blocks to the present limits.
Tho council Until adjourned.
A co-operative store is to bu opened horn immediately, tlm building being ulroiidy ncaring completion1, The
store is most conveniently situated
on tin1 main business street und tho
n-v.nu.tnr.' i\r.i .•"...-.-p{,4.. V.r ttt H tr.
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mnko it un lo dnto in till pnrtioulnrx.
The foundations of the now brew,
ery nro completed nnd tho siiporstne.
ture will bo rushed up ns rapidly ns
possible]
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summoned before the magistrate yes.
terday charged with selling liquor on
his premises, nud tlin case being prov
ed n fln>' of J100 nnd costs wns im.
posed.—Lethbridge Humid.
Thc - .contracts. , -i'or . supplying
lumber and- other ■• building material; to be -purchased by the re-
H-'-'f committee . have been awarded
end given to local firms, with the
exception of tho brick, which wis
secured by n Lethbridge firm. Thc Elk
Lumber company secured the contract for the lumber and J.D.Quail's
and Whimster & Co.'s tenders for iho
hardware were accepted.,
The Fernie club has decided to
build nt onco and plans for their
new quarters are being prepared, nnd
when finished it will be, one of the
best in town.
An important real estate deal was
put through when the Bank of Hamilton purchased froiii A, C. Liphart &
Co, tho lot al the corner of Cox street
and Victoria avenue, The price paid
was seven thousand dollars. It is
the intention of this bank to erect a
hnndsoino  building  immediately,
Want Licenses
For Fernie Hotels
G. N. R. Wants
Boilermakers
The. license .commig3ion-sr^,<5T.i't, on
Wodnosdny evening,'in the' city offices to discuss the re-openlng of the
bars of tho different hotels in town,
livery license in the city was cancelled at timei of the fire and now
that temporary' hotels have been
erected and opened" by some of the
hotel men they want to open their
bars ns well, As these hotels are all
located on different sites und in different blocks than previous ■ to the
fire their former licenses are void.
Brandon, Man., Bept. 3,—The Hon,
Clifford Biftcn has Mated definitely
that he is willing to again accept
tho Liberal nomination for the Dominion constituency of Urandon.
Dr. Hareourt, chairman of tho Liberal executive commltteo received
a letter from Mr. Sifton today in
which hn expressed his willing™*.*)*,
to accept the nomination if it wai. the
unanimous  wish  of the Liberals of
tho Tiding.
This declaration of Mr. Sifton will
bu recdvi.il with thc greato«t satisfaction and pleasure by (•very Liberal nnd many Independent Conferva-
tivos of the ridiiif and there it no
doubt whatever that Mr. Sifton will
bn tho unanimous choic-a of the convention lo bo held on Sept, 22
Twenty-six boiler makers aro wanted by the Grout Northern who will
pay 40 cnntH per hour, Thin was tho
news given to the local strikers at
thoir mooting today, Moro sonsa-
tional tmnn this is the repott thnt
wlum tho strikers at Montreal wont
to tho shops for their tools tho foremen told them to leave them for
tho men would all bn buck in their
old places in a few days.
The strikers say that two men left
thc local shops today.
Tho, circulars state, that an auxiliary started out from Cnlgary to pick
up tin"" freight trains that wero
ditched but that it wim itself run
into Urn ditch, Also that engine 1007
is pulling pMHenpet*1. without a pilot,
nnd that a eoneh passed through Fort
Willl/im without brake flhoes nnd
with  tho brake heads  almost worn
ft »   ( V I 44-..1 ' 1
44,,, .44 i   44,  4 .4  444.,414. .1.1 .,,!.,. !»
bt'iny d'.ni' In tbe buck •■h'jv-
II i.i Mii'l that when the .strike
breakers want mon.-y th",v quit work
then hire ngiiin nftor getting the C,
li, s,
COLEMAN  MINER CHANGES
HANDS
The Colemnn Miner changed hands
hist week passing from thu ownership of Y, S, Shopard, Lethbridge to
a stock company organized for the
purpose of taking it over. The com.
pany is known us the. Foothills Job
Printing und .News Co,, Ltd. The
ofllcei-a iito A. C. Kemmis, Pincher
Crook, president; James Dougnll,
lUuii'moro, see,.Irons.; nnd 11. V,.
Lyoii, Blairmore, managing director.
Other prominent Conservatives am
among the stockholders, Under tho
now management the paper will bo
avowedly independent* in polities,
but it may he said in adv'noo that,
it will suppoTl John Horron lor re.
election, and. as well, ull other candi
dates for office who run ns Conner,
vatives. That much mny be taken
for granted from the fact that nil the
t)wii-''fl are Cont-.orvi'tlves .mi most
of them of the ultra pitrli'inn ti'nl
w)'< ol courso. hnvo not ombnilieil in
M.e uowspnp" business In I'l'i eMs.
IrlH they expi"', to realiie from tlio
venturi'.*—Frank Paper,
MR.   DUNLOP   REMOVED
John Dunlop, who has held tbo pn.
ttition of government Immigration nf.
fleer betwrtn Maeleod and interna,
tional boundary line for the piut two
years, ha* been tfaiuferred in thf
American side. Mr. Dunlop will now
have charge of thc territory between
KingxgAtc ond Spokane.--L.thbrfdf*o
Herald.
TELEGRAPHIC BRIEF8
A young clerk of the Metropolitan
Dank at lliirrowumith, Out,, is mis>
sing with a parcel containing $1,200,
J, M, Drown, u farmer nged 76,
lurmerly ol Lit-towel, Ont,, was
found dead in a field at Chilllwack,
ll.'O.
Hon. It. Hareourt han declined the
Libera! nomination for Haldimaml
and Monk for thr Common* for personal reasons.
R. L. Borden lias told his handsome
i residence property "Pinr.bnr*l," nt
I Halifax to llnUrt rick ford.
We are not
PIKERS!
We stay with
Our Town
STILL   WAITING   TO
PLEASE ALL COMERS
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Where Did You Get that Hat ?
Picked it qp in the rush, did you ?
Well, get a new one at
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MRS. TODD'S
Open in nami- old fitnnd
THE STEELE  DRAWING
The dr.iwiiiK pot up come months
HflO  for  Ihe  benefit of Tll'imas Steele ;
came off nt tho roRiilar ineetin*,'   of t
Colemnn Local  Union 'JO.I.'J on Auk.
I'tth  and  the    following    were    the
prize winners,
IM. Alois Moffo, Frank, ticket No.
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liii'). *:.   IX'mi,   rVixdiff,   tiek.l    Xn,
117-1.
.*lrd. Wm. Davi--. Lethbridpi', ticket
No. 20u0.
•4th W.   Diner,    Lethbridge,    ticket
4-441,     Ull.
Mb. Chas.      Peacock,    Li-Uibrldue,
ticket No. SI076.    '
««h. A,  Milk    Tnber,    ticket    No.
mo.
Hijnte.l on hehalf of tho Local:
WM. OUAIIAM.
Secretary.
A GOOD ADDRE8S
K. T. Kiripfdey, editor of the West,
em Clarion, spoke on the labor prob
lorn* on Monday nipht. Owl iir t<>
there being no hall available the ad.
dri*n* hnd to bn given In front of the
Miners' Union building. Mr. Kinf*.
»Uy i.% a very clevt'if spt-akcr and en.
lightened his listeners on ninny
points. Mr, Kinpsley is a broad mind
od mnn, and thin fact, noeoiints for
tho pood lie is doiiifi tho enuse, The
-.•rout trouble with n h.t of other
speakers we have heard is their t.r.
riblu narrow inii.dediiei.1-., which make
no friends for any chum1. .Mr. Kinp.
sley is just the ■ippoi.ite nml always
men Mr Kiiie«li'V I" tonrini' the
sits down on the narrow minded
country in tin* interi'Ms of the So-
cinljsts.
F.  B,  HELM  DEAD
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iiiannpt r of th.- Northern Crown Dnnk
died here today after an operation
for appendicitis. He bulouped to
Port  Hope,  Out.
(iiielpb. Out,, Sept, .1.—Kminn Wul-
per, np.d 1*.), a waitreiis at I'Vrpu',.
cmili'i'-eM to htivinp ibiierted a tliro.-
weekft-uld infant in a swamp war
here.
[    Harry   Phillip**, a  street car  con-
! cluctor   in   St.  Cathfrinek,  threw   n
man of! a car musing him tn frill and
break  a rib. The conductor In now
being held on u charge of assault.
FOH THK
CANADIAN  NATIONAL.
EXHIBITION
To Uu Ifcltl ut
Toronto
August 2flth tn 8flplomh«r 14th
Tho CANADIAN' PACIFIC
RAILWAY will have in effect
sjieeiiil round trip rates.
J*'or full information jim to
rate** iluli')' of fiule, lirnitu, etc.,
apply lo tlio noarewt
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THE    DISTRICT   LEDGER,   FERNIE,  B.   C,   SATURDAY,   SEPTEMBER   5,   1908.
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AUSTRALIA
GOING TO
Significant Statement
By the Premier at
Melbourne
TOO MANY. DRUGGISTS
Toronto, Sept! 2,-At the first an.
nual meeting last night of the Can.
ada Pharmaceutical association. Mr.
N. C. Poison, Kingston said too many
druggists are being turned out by
Canadian colleges and it .would be
better if every college of pharmacy
in the Dominion would close for ten
yenrs. The meeting decided that
every retailer should refuse to handle
goods 'prices oi which were not pro.
tected with a view of checking the
cutting  of prices'by.manufacturers
GALE CAUSES
BOATS TO
LAY UP
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FREIGHT TRAINS ON SUNDAY
Railway Commission May Modify Ap.
plication   of   Lord's   Day  Act
Ottawa, Out., Sept. 1.—It is almost
certain that an order will be issued
by the railway commission in n short
time modifying to some extent the
application of the Lord's Day Act,
as to the movement' of freight trains
on Sunday. ' After listening to the ar.
guments for and against the appli.
cation of the Grand Trunk nnd Pere
Marquette railways to allow the mak.
ing up and niovement of freight trains
on the Sabbath, Judge, Mabee gave
an assurance that the matter would
be dealt with. Some sort of an or.
der, he said, would be issued tp clear
up the present situation.
GLASS MANUFACTURER DEAD
Pittsburg, Pa., ; Sept. 2—Thomas
Wightman, Si1,, 90 years old, said to
be the oldest glass, manufacturer in
this country, vice president of' the
First National Bank, of ' Pittsburg,
vice president o,i the. Safe Deposit and
Trust Co., also interested in philanthropic work, died "at his homo here
last night.
CIVIL SERVICE
Dominion  Government Selects Two Splendid
Terrible Storm Rages
.All Over English
Channel  -
London, Eng., Sept... 1.—Late tonight the gale which has prevailed
all over the English Channel for the
last 48 hours showed little sign of
abating.. Much damage was done
(iBhorc as well, as on the sea. The
wind at times blew at the rate of
70 miles an hour, almost unprecedented at this, time of the year. ,Never
before has it been .necessary in the
summer to suspend tbe boat service
between Folkstone and Dover and the
mid day service to Calais.
NOTICE       ■-'
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We hereby give you notice and require you to make payment of the
sum of $1,030,00 with interest thereon
at the rate'of 10 per cent, per annum irom the lst day- of June 1906
until payment, being, two instalments
oi principal of $540.00 due on the lst
day .of December in each" of-the,
years of 1906"and 1907, by virtue of
an agreement dated the lst day of
June 1906 and made' between your,
self, W.- H. Collins. of the one part
and John Mott of Elko of.the o'ther
part, by which you agreed to purchase portions of lot 321,. group 1,
Kootenay for the sum of $3,000.00.,
AND. we further give, you notice,
that if you fail to carry out the
said . contract by making'- said payment within one month from this
date the said agreement will be cancelled and all payments hitherto
made .shall be forfeited to the under,
mentioned vendors as provided by
the said agreement.
Dated at Elko, B. C, this 16th day
of July, 1903.
ROSS  & ALEXANDER,
Solicitors for John Mott,, the Ven.
dor.
To:-
Wiliam Henry Collins, '
of Elko, B. C, Farmer.
Who said Fire ?
We did.   We are firing away at
the old business.
CREE & MOFFATT
WILL, COURT IN A CHURCH
St.   Louis    Minister    Will    Hareafter
Keep an Open  Church  for
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; premises at rear of old stand, pending completion of
i new building now in course of erection.
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T. E. Collins Dead
At Great Falls
Great. Falls.;. September 1.—T. E.
Collins is dead. He was one of the
best known citizens of Montana.
—TrKrColii"n^inis~be^irT"r^i"de""nt~of'
Great Falls almost since the founding
of the city. He located in'Montana
in 1804. He was elected to the Mon.
tuna Territorial legislature in 1869 and
in 1872 he was sent to the Senate,,In
18S0 he wont into the private banking
business at Fort Benton. In 1884 he
came to Great Falls and organized the
First National Hank. Ho wns also
instrumental in getting the Great
Falls and Canndn railroad built' from
here to Lethbridge, and was tlie vice
president of the company for some
time.    The town  of Collins' on  that j *
Ottawa. Sept. 2,,-Tho Civil Service
Aet came into force today and the
members of the inside service arc now
under the jurisdiction of Prof. Shortt,
of Queens, University, and lit. ,G. La-
rochelle, of Montreal; who have been
named as the two commissioners, to
administer the Act. Tlie commission
ers, ns one of their first.duties, will
name a permanent secretary. It is
understood that-Win, Koran, of thc
stnto department, will be chosen for
this post ns he is peculiarly fitted to
till the position, both by expedience
and,ability, having' been connected
with the old civil service board! as
secretary for many years, aiid having
conducted all of tho examinations for
many years, and having conducted all
of thc examinations which have been
held annually. The two commission-
era will'come to Ottawa and. will
take up their work immediately, Both,
are regarded as well qualified for the
place.
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RAKE  UP  DREYFUS  CASE
Paris,     Sept.    2.—A   Paris
morning paper stales that an
attempt will bo miide to rake
*  up, the refuse of the Dreyfus
line is named after him.
Hu was  Democratic  candidate
Governor' in 1802.
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case at the forthcoming case
of Louis Oregon, who shot
Major Dreyfus n| the canon,
iziition of I'.mili'.Zolu last
.Tune.
St. Louis, Sept. 2.—Announcement
was made today by Rev. W. F. An.
drews, pastor- of the Centennary M.
E Church of tlie South, that on Fri.
day the church parlors will open for
the fall season for the reception of
young men and, their sweethearts.
There will be music and refreshments
and chaperons will be provided for
the gathering. > ''
A great maiiy young women have no
place to entertain their beaux , at
home or in the boarding houses, said
Rev.' Andrews, and they ■ hnve to
stroll around the city to enjoy each
other's company. Our city church
parlors will be. open to just such
young people. Our church diaper.,
ones will be there, whom mothers can
have confidence in, and girls who
come without escorts will be looked
after.' The expenses connected with
the social evenings will be met' from
the general church fund.
BLINDED   BY  EXPLOSION
Terrible  Accident  to   New  Yorker' in
Wilds of  New  Brunswick
DR. WRIGLESWORTH, D. D. S.
DENTIST
Now 0 doing   business   at  the   Palace
Drug Store
Fernie, B. C.
FERNIE
EMPLOYMENT OFFICE
All kinds of help secured.   Satisfac.
tion guaranteed.
TERMS    REASONABLE
W. G.  Bruce,  Prop.
The 'man   who  gets  you   a  job.
Opposite Postoff.ee, Fernie
F. Law A.  F.
LAW   &   FISHER
ATTORNEYS
Fernie,    B. C.
Fisher
<  H. W.  HERCHMER
r   BARRISTER, SOLICITOR
Fernie,    B. C..
for
Republicans
Win in Vermont
BURGLARS AT WORK
Several   Clarpsholm Stores
Monday Night
Entered
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Elk Drug & Book Store
LIMITED
White River Junction, Vermont,
Sept. 1,—Returns iu the statu olee.
tions today fiom forty towns out of G
citys and 240 towns give Prouty, Re.
publican, 5152; llurke, Democrat,
1222; lliickiiH, Independence l.enguo,
80. Sumo cities and towns in 1004
gave Uell, Republican, 5027; Porter,
Deinoenit, 1405,
Claresholm, Sept I.-St-v- ral.,stores
were entered last night by burglars
and the tills rilled, I.lttlo money was
secured but n conaiih-rnblc quantity
of lire arniH and cutlery was tuken
from Teskey & RolierUon'-s hardware
Htor". The parties hnve not been
apprehended,
II. Smith while lit Wilcox's fnrm
southeast of here, wns dragged in a
four horse disc hnrrmv and seriously
injured, It in uxpocted he will ■ re.
cover but he will b> maimed for life.
Fredericton, N. B„ Sept. 1.—Arthur
Robinson, a wealthy New York stock
broker, who was on a fishing trip in
the wilds of Miramichi, wns the victim of tin explosion of a gasoline
tank in a motor boat. His hands and
face were badly lacerated, and he
was badly injured about tho head
and face. Mr. Robinson wn^ fifty
miles away from civilization at tbo
time nnd one of tho guides travelled
the entire distance on foot and ro.
turned with a doctor and two nurses.
Mr. Robinson ,wns blinded by tho ex.
Illusion and it is feared his sight
cannot bo restored. He is a brother
in law of H, S. Hole, of Montreal.
W.   A.   CONNELL
Pioneer   Builder   and   Contractor   ef
Fernie
ESTIMATES FURNISHED
:  M. A.  KERR & CO.
.--Builders and Contractors
Estimates  Furnished
Hotel
FERNIE
C. W. Davey fi? Co., Props.
We may be a little up-set
but just smile.  '
Hotel Fernie
Fernio'a loading commercial
house. :: A little bent but
still in the ring, ,;
S. F.Wallace, Prop.
•I
King Hotel
Wo will do the best we can for you
JOHN PODBIELANSIK
s
RED   HOT   BREAD  AND   BUNS
at
Watch this space for next week
White River Jet., Sept. 2,—Com.
pl.'t" returns from yesterday's hlute
••lection in Vermont on the vote for
governor received this p.in, shows
the totnl vou of the parties os (10,747
and 0, H. Prouty, Republican, ban n
plurality over Hurke of 20,1170.
FERNIE, B. C.
I*w
H~M-H-H-^W~f-M-W--l
4'f-W-l-H-W'l'*W-H"W**W-*K--l4
SAY AWAY FROM AUSTRALIA
Canadians 8hould Not Go There Un.
bus Thoy Have Plonty of
Mnant)
Oltnwn, Sept. 2.--J, S, Larko, Clin.
ii'linii trade commissioner at Sydney,
Australia' strongly advises Canadians
not tn go to Australia unions they
have Mifllclt'iit menus to keep them
fnr a f'iim,MiTi.bli' time after thoy ar.
rive, He wiy,i n number of Ciuind.
inns who recently went to that col.
l t i
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A BIG SHORTAGE
Havana, Sept. 2,-lllcarilo Rodri.
Kin x, chief of the bureau of supplies
nnd vouchi'in in tlio Havana pout of.
lice, who disappoint1-'! after tho discovery of a nhorURi' in that depart,
nwiit iiinouiiting tn $r>*i,in5 wiih ar.
rested by the pollw lust night, Ho
wiih in hiding nml (llHKulsad whon thc
police, who Inivi.' Iii'cn Hcarching for
Iiim hi nee Friday, funnel him. Rod.
crigquej* Ih 70 y<iir» of ago and wan
employed for ten ywA in tho Phil,
mlelphiii piKstofllci,', 'Mitorliifj* thn Cuban M-rvlret frciii thnt city ut the
time of the flmt Aiii'-ricari interyen-
tion.
THREE SCRAPS AT FRISCO
San Francisco, {Sept, 2.—Thrun pu.
ftilistic events, each involving the
championship of its respective class
will bo decided in California next
week, Ono of them is nn Intern.ition.
al match between Owen Moran, tlu*
KiibHkIi champion and Abe Attei:, tho
holder of the feather-weight till' in
America, The other two nre between
Stanley Ketchell and Dill Hopkio \ur
the middleweight championship nnd
Rattling Nelson niul Joe Gans for the
lightweight title,
MR. EWING'S
Pionoer Baker of Fernio
Undertaker
Fernie'a pioneer Funeral Director
and Undertaker
Pictures Framed
KING EDWARD HOTEL
We still have some hot Rtuff.
Waiting   for   loo,
Gatoi,   Proprietor    .  •
J.
Fernie
SEVEN VISITORS DROWNSD
Deer  IhIiiikI, Mc, fiept,    1,—Seven
Hitiiiiner vinitni'.-j out of a party of
ten were drowned by Hie cnpsWng
of a Xi-fiiot hloup in Penobscot liny
to   >\tJ|k   llli*ll|"J>   Un*   IM.lllii   l.'iluy.    J/It*, iliu.wir.l;
SHOOTING ACCIDENT
Drnndon, Man., Sept, 1,~-A sorious
accident occurred early this evening
when David Lloyd, a local traveller
for the MasBoy Harris company, had
part of his forehead shot nwny and
Churlo Seriui, n young Ind had a hole
torn iu his right shoulder by thn aa.
cideiitnl discharge of a gun, Lloyd
and Crane, with W. Shaw and J, O.
Lover, and A. Crnno were returning
to thu city from spending the day
duck shooting.
J, BARBER, D. D. 8.
OontUt
Fernie,  B. C.
B.t
STORE
H. W. Terry, Prop.
Will bo doine* businoso
"   in a fow days.
COME AND  SEE US FfRST
W.R,Ro*»,  K.C -J.S.T Alexander
ROSS & ALEXANDER
Barrister! and Solicitor*1.
Fernie,  B C. Canada
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Kefoury Bros.
FERNIE, B, C.
Will bo doing busiriPBfl in n fow days.
Wntoh for onr npnfr*.
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p*f ■»'    I nl-  !.. Ciuitih.    J....").- h.«V    Mi
freipieiit  iipplir.'itji.iis  for   nssijitancv C.
fur  pii-sin.'..  mp.'I   in  kiiii..1  cane.,   for]    Mi
money fnun Ciiiindliins who, owing to
their innhilivy to get work are mine.
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i/llnW,
W'uth'iiililuii, P.
K'-Olopp,  lliiltlmore, Md.
Lutln   Kellogg,  lliillliiioiv, Mil.
Mr.^. Lucy S. '('niwli'y, Phlbidelpb.
BAD  FOREST FIRE
.Stockton, Cal., Hept. 2,-,\ tele,
phone message received hero this
morning from Murphy's, CiiIviih
county, is to thu effect that tho forest
Hi*..- has gotten in tlm Calaveras big
l/rove nnd the hli; tree known n« the
Mother of thu Forest, n mooter Re.
quoin IW7. feel in height and 78 (net
in circumference 1ms been burning
nil night. Xo other trees havw caught
lire thus fnr, but tlio gravest alarm
It   felt,
FORT STEELE BREWING CO.
FernU, B, 0.
LAGER    ALK   POUTER
AERATED    WATERS
PLACE  YOUR  ORDER  WITH  US
W. Stan. Terry
Painter and Decorator
Glvo ua a chance on yoar work,
DEPOT RESTAURANT
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CAME THROUGH O. K.
Vew Y.-ik, S.pl, l.-Thc Trust
f'oriipaiiy of Amerjea upon which, n
-i-ii-4,-ttii-ii.tl nm iv.-..' in-elpihh.'l upon
diiriiii* the jin-iwiiil    -stringency    of
I!ill7  h.-l-.  i,'.,...;,*,,'  p.   bu. ill'.--., ...1 .-.UC.
.■'•.-.-fully ii* i., eii'iiil,' jt to pay off
ii $'J,1.000,(Wi hem i„ 5i„ .-ntin-ty. The
i-omp.iiiy in pniin .,* m*,.u nnd Iln.
l.iliti--. x\n* til.- <-t'r,,nd |-irp<-ftt iu the
country nml tl,.- nm iibich it sue
,.,.,^,,||y .„,..;,:, | ,4.,...^* „uy cNl.t
known in the history of Ainericii.
i\htit Elizabeth (Invii, of MfMint
Ilolyoke .Semiiiiiry,
MiH-. Jiiolinoii.Hiiichliis, of linngor,
Me.
FELL AND WAS KILLED
Tor ul*', ,S' pi, 1, Hugh Demirac.i,
n wolrin Iinliini, ii|,ti| 'Xt, fell from n
wind'.w in tbe Emplr.. building short.
ly before noon tod/iynnd was inntiuit.
Iy killed, He v-m n bookkeeper for
,*i in.'jiiiif.*ictui.r,.-\ npnt mill wa>. louk.
ing out tli'* v.imluv, niul 1'illiUnWt
hi-, b.ilniice or biO'ilile faint.
TO HELP MANUAL TRAINING
Urnndon, Man,, Sept, l.--Urandon's
new collegiate was formally opened
this evening, when hiindrrds of cit.
1/..U.1 vi.'itvd thu nev." building, which
bus cost over ,$80,000 and Is consider.
..I tho mont inodt'.'ii school of its
kind in Canada, Hon. G, R, Gold,
well, minister of education, wni the
principal Hpenkcr, and during his ro.
marks stated that his department
would give annually i'MI per room for
H'.Veiy .ichool that lauglit inunual
training.
Back intheOldStand
Ice Cream and
Candies
Made Daily
Rochon's
Maeleod, Alta.
J. E. ROGERS, Prop.
Drop in and soo mo.
L.  P.  ECKSTEIN
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR
Fernie,   D, O.
8H«RMAN HERCHMER
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR
Furnle,   D, C. THE  DISTRICT    LEDGER,    FERNIE,    B. C,   SATURDAY,   SEPTEMBER   5,    1908.
PAGE THREE
O  V-
FERNIE     B.C.
(Photo  by Campbell.)
A PANORAMIC VIEW OF FERNIE   BEFORE  THE   FIRE
THE RIGHT HON.
JOHN BURNS
on <*i charge of seditious conspiracy ..House' of    Commons    in,' 1898    Mr.
There arc many interesting passage's in the Life Story of thc President of thc Local Government, Bbnrd
—a book by Mr. Arthur, Page Grubb,
published by Mr. Edwin Dalton to.
day. The general outline of thnt story-
is, of course, pretty well known.
When a lad Mr. Burns was for a
time a, choirister in ihe parish, church
of St. Mary's Bnttersea. At the age of
of ten ho went to Price's Camlic Factory. A couple of years later he was
acting as page boy. Next we find him
as a .rivet-lad in Wilson's Engineer,
ing   Works   at   Vauxhall, "and    'fre.
The    circumstances.  attending    Mr.
Burn's  arrest were .amusing.
"Soon after the warrant, had been
issued John Burns was walking into
London when. he 'caught a glimpse
of' Inspector Littlechild in n cab
driving in the direction1 of Batterseo.
He promptly hailed the cab, and,
bringing it to a stop, asked the detective officer if he were going to La.
vendar hill. Inspector Littlechild
admitted that that was' his destination adding gruffly: "What business
is it of yours?" "Only this," replied
Burns, "if you are going to Lavendar
hill lo arrest John Burns 1 thought
1 might .spare you the. trouble. I
am John Burs, and yau had better
take mc now." Still more astonished, the officer got down and produced , his warrant.' "Never mind reading it," said the prisoner, "I know
its contents." So in a trice the cab
was dismissed and the Socialist orator* and   Scotland   Yard     Inspector
Burns  gave some reminiscences
this sojourn at Pentonville.
of
ly -Varnmg^lTljxTja shilling or
pot-boy in a neighboring public,
house.' By dint of much economy,
he* saved enough from his scanty
wages to apprentice himself nt Ullage of fourteen to tho engineering
firm of Thorn's at Millbank. For
twelve months after his 'aprentico.
ship wns finished he wns engineer.
ing nt Akassa, on the delta of the
Niger. Ou his return home he took
up his residence in London, and hns
remained there ever since,
A Notablo Speech
Mr, Burns began early to tnke nn
interest in public affairs, was a mem.
ber of n local parliament, nnd wns
aoo'n n ready speaker. At the Indus,
trial Remuneration Conference • ho
made n> notable reply to Mr. Frederic
Harrison, who hnd HUggeuted the
"morali/ntioii" of industry and capital.
"Moralize capital!" exclaimed the
young engineer, "You might ns well
Iry to moralize the lion who is nbout
lo devour tiie lnmb, You might as
well attempt to mornlizo the bon.con.
stridor who hns its coils about. Ihe
body of its victims, Could you mor.
ali/.e the retired capitalist out of his
300 square miles of deer forest, or
out, of his steam yacht, or out of Iho
guinea orchid hu wears in his but.
tonholep All sueh privileges nnd
luxiirieH have been secured by the.
exploitation of labor, by the pros,
titution of genius and ability to the
very lowest degree,"
The speech brought Mr, Burns an
invitation from thn Social Democrat.
io Federation to* contest West Not.
tingham in the cause of labor, Hut
West Nottingham would havo nonr.
of him. When the poll was declared,
out uf 11,061 votes, Mr. Burns polled
only 608,
His  Flrit Arrest
Mr. Hums lias been more tlmn
once ill the luillds of the poliee, When
Mr, Childers was at the Home Olllce
ho was tuken into custody, with
Hyndinan, Champion and   Williams,
walked offTo the police headquarters
in the friendliest manner imngin.
able.
As   Conjurer
During the time of the great dock
strike Mr.,'Burns was much to the
fore. An' amusing incident of that
time is told.-. Burns went down one
day to the Blackwell Tunnel, where
crowds of starving people, had as-
smbled to hear him speak.
"Burns came along in the pouring
rain,. wearing the historic straw hat
and when he ascended the temporary
platform his heart was evidently
touched at the sight" of his auditors'
misery. Suddenly he smiled, then
took off his hato with the manner of
a conjurer, turning ,it upside down,
waved it in the air three times,- and
produced from it with all the cleft:
ness of the practised "prestidigita.
teur" a seemingly endless string of
sausages smoking  hot. • Jocosely  re.
DEFENDS THE MACHINISTS!::
The. following letter in reply to two j the   employes   refused   to   be  bound
marking,. "It's tlie seasoning that
d.ics it," he proceeded to distribute
them to the?hungry crowd." ■■
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SOME OF THE G. N. ROLLING STOCK
(Photo   by   W.   G,   Barclay,   Mlchol.)
The trial took place at the. Old
Bniley but did not result in Mr.
Bums going to jnil.
At Pontonvlllo
Mr. Burns was less fortunate the
next time he wns in custody. This
wns in connection with the Trafalgar
square riots of 'Bloody SUinday,' He
and Mr. Cuiiiiiiigliam Graham, who
was charged wllh him, were sentenced to three months' imprisonment in
I'entonvlllo:
"Mi1. Cunningham Grnhnm devot.
ed his enforced leisure to studying
Ihe Hook of Job ns apposite literary
occupation for a vindicator of free
speech in durance vile, John Burns
was U'jjfl fortunate, for his reading
left no particular memory except
that some sympathetic friend smug,
gli'd Into jnll for lilm a copy of 'The
I'i'iuci! of tlm House of Dnvid,"
The prisoner wan soon on ' good
terms with tin; authorities, and ,in a
short, time his behavior was so ex.
eiiiplary Unit ho was given a po.il in
the iiillrinai'y where he had a small
library to draw upon,
In a debate on p.-.son reform in the
It was during one of the nifirohes
of tho dockers led hy Mr, Burns that
an admiring publican called out to
him ns he passed that he would givo
lilm £100 for tlie straw hat lie wore
that, il.iy, Mr, Burns' reply was to
offer the hat us a gift, if the publican
would  give  up welling  whiskey I
His Verdict on   His  Work
Space forbid;-, further (puliation
from this interesting book. Our ex.
tract,*-! may llttingly conoludo with a
referuiici' to a conversation Mr, Hums
had on one occasion with Mr, HI end.
Mr, Hums said "You havo been nt
it up and down.for nearly' twenty
years, Do you feel it has been worth
the labor?, , . , 'Worth ill" Mr.
.Stead inude answer, "a thousand
times, ym, It is a privilege to have
lived In these times; and of the 11.
liislons of my youth, if I have    lost
enu, f have gained many morn,'
'JuM so I feel," exclaimed Hums,
"if I had to begin it all over again
I should just do the niune, lt is
magnificent to have, had a hnnd in
so great a work for our fellows,"--
Westuiiiiiiler (liwttt*.
editorials attacking the. C. P. R. machinists was sent to the Ottawa Cit.
-J
izcn:
Dear .Sir:—My attention, hns^ been
called to the" editorials in your issues
of Aug. 7 and 8 headed "The C. P. K.
Strike—A Large Question." 1 entirely agree with your statement that
arbitration is an excellent thing, also
that arbitration is powerless when
one party has decided on war from
the"' outset. But I entirely disagree
with your editorial statement wherein
you say:' "The company 'evidently
did not want trouble"   "■•„->„
The company has been the aggressor all through. -The primary cause
,of_tlie_ueed_of__*a_bjiaLdjv.a^_iliii_ag^,
■sivo action of the company in can:
celling, thc schedules .of its employees
in the mechanical department "on
western lines, and a statement that
the schedule of the employees in the
car department,, on western lines
would also- be cancelled on the expiration of the award given by a
board and mutually agreed to last
December.
Therefor-;, I sny the conipanw did
want trouble, and it. is they, and not
the men who had decided on war. In
fact, one of their officials admitted to
our seevt-tnry.treasurer that they had
expected trouble and had prepared
to cope with it, I agree with you the
company were not anxious for arbitration; they expected the men would
be so moused by tlio attack which
throaton.'d their very existence as an
organized body, nnd if' successful
would deprive them of nil right to do
nny collective bargaining for the sale
of their labor and the conditions under which the, same should be sold,
and further, would lenve every mnn
in those departments attacked, to the
tender mercies uf the officials, without any protection, such as hitherto
has been afforded by committees who
would (lomjiel at least some show of
Investignthn into nil grievances
either Individual or general, "Yes,
Ihey expected the men would defy
tlv Lemieux net and go onto ou
strike, ,       **
Now, Uier" is another wrong impression that your edilorial of the
7lh would give to any person not
cnvei'sniit with the fuels, vi/,,. that
llio company had agreed from the
outset to accept the board's finding.
This is absolutely incorrect. And not
until the company were pp'tly well
satisfied that the men would refuse
to accept the MAJORITY FINDING.
not until then did Ihey notify the
(hpai'tiiieiit of their itceeplaiiee of the
hoard's Hnd lugs. Therefore, the
aatiinl fuel \< that neither thn com.
pany imr the men agreed either tac.
Itly or formally to accept the llndiiigs
of thu hoaid either on the. (ormatioii
of the hoard or nt nny pmt of the
proceedings. You say when they
found Ihe deci-imi was against them
by it. Why not tell the whole truth
nnd'say that when the company
found that tbo decision was for them
AND NOT TILL THfl'.N DID ,TIIEY
AGKEK TO ACCEPT IT. ■ Moreover,
the company violated ■ the spirit of
the award by arbitrarily putting it
into effect .without- first conferring
with the conimitle and drawing up
joint schedule embodying these charges. You make a great play of words
on the men choosing thc time to call
a strike.. Now let me correct you.
We did' not choose this time. The
company chose the time when they
canci-lled our, agreements, May 1st.
The men took thc only legitimate,
course ope.i to them to defend their
rights and used the only effective
protest they 'possess at the present'
Jtime..UL'LwJJie^^
Mnenf, but that the time came around
the natural order of events. The
company lighted the fuse on the lst
of April; the arbitration board timed
the explosion, which took place on
August 5, causing a gieat indii*,tri il
upheaval, for which no one is to
blame only a greedy, grasping cor.
pi'ratiou, who thought to take ud. j
vantage of ihe depression in business j
and add to their already large store
'f wealth by trimming a lilttle. of
the wages of certain of .their employee.-,, who they thuiight would be
poweiless to resist on account of
their having been ■. through a period
of months of halt tin'..* and some even
lo-.s.- '..       '
In conclusion. [ agree with 'you in
part that it is not right that .a law
should jeopardise the. interests of th"
many.
J;i this instance the i'.'\v who fire
doing the jeopardizing act are a few
of the company's officials, • by re.
fusing to at least give, the, men a share
SIR WILFRID
EMES RUMORS
No Truth in the^ Report of
Retirements From the
Cabinet
the. company positively declared
themselves and • the law had been
complied   with.    You   state   thc   in.
of the prosperity by leaving the condition.- and wages' unchanged, and I
believe    the    right-thinking    public
-Ottawa, Sept. 1.—Sir Wilfrid Laur_
ier gives'emphatic denial to a report
of serious disagreement with the
minister of trade and commerce and
of Sir liicburd Cartwright's prospective retirement, also retirement of'Sir
Frederick Borden, Hon. L, P. Bro-,
deur, Hon. A. IL Aylesworth and
Hon. K W, Scott. ' •
 LlujooiiiiK a uyiorL—ihaE LuuL.
SHOWING THE TENTS BEING RUSHED UP
(Photo   by   W.   G.   Barclay,   Mlchol,)
forests of the men nnturnlly loom
Inrge in their own eyes. But nt this
particular juncture they dwindle al.
most to the vanishing point in tlm
eyes of Ihe people of Canada.
Ill reply f say, self prcs-erviUioii is
the first law of nature, nnd rill the
people of Caiiadn are not so blind
as The Citizen would seemingly like
lliein to lie. And the wage workers
of Canada and lots of farmer-, are
looking mi with both an interested
and encouraging look on th" struggle
of these employees to maintain iheir
rights against, this ginnl corporation,
which owe*, nil it.-< greatness nnd
Wealth   l"  tbo   people  of   funiidii,
The ciiipniiy is today spending
more in uiiiieci.'Hiiry special police,
principally hired from foreign ilehe.
tlve agencies, than would pay the
difference for n long period in eon.
ditli'iis Unit the majority awnrd guv
und the conditions thnt we hitherto
enjoyed,
I think you will ullow tInn that
the Mrike was not brought on inteji.
tionally hy the men at a critical mo.
will agree with  nie in    placing    th"
blame where it belongs.
Yours truly.
IIKLL HAKDY,
■^biiirnl   Chairman   of   Fcdcrnl'd
,     ' Trade.
.Montreal, Aug.  M, ■
ATHLETICS  AT   HALIFAX
Halifax, -V. !*>.. Aug. 211.—The C, A.
A. meet here today wns very sueecKi-.
fill. Iv it, ol Hamilton, won tin* 220
yards race though he war. henteir in
the Kit) yiirds by .Sehaefer, of Halifax.
Longboat won the live mile event.
The West Kud Y. M. C. A. carrl-d
off the victory iu points while Dr..Me.
DonnM, of New (lln-gnw, made tin*
hugot individual ncoie.
Strathcona was to retire, fram , the
Canadian High Coinmissiohcrship in
London with an earldom and that bis
place would be tuken by Sir Montague
Allen, of the Allen line of steamships, of Montreal, Sir Wilfrid said
Lord. Strathcona recently had not in."
tiniat"d any desire lo retire. He did
make such intimation u' few years
ago, but the premier begged him to
remain and he was good enough to-
yield to those wishes and as long as
his health remained good, Sir Wilfrid desires him to remain.
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ITALIANS FOR THE CROW
ONTARIO  NOMINATIONS
M.illtlelll,    Sept.    J,-The      InlhiWilig
noininntii'iis for tJr - Cuiimioim lonk
plan* nu S.itunliiy. I'.r.int, .1. II.
iN'llIlllll, (''ills.-.Vlllivi-. I'mI: ]■',. (1.
(iriihiim, Liberal, Ninth Kesrx; «>. I).
Fleming.   C.'.n-.ervntive
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Montreal, Aug. 20.—Hun.
dreds of Italians swarmed
uround the labor department
at C, P. It. headquarters this
morning, the news having
gut abroad that laborers wero
required. They were engaged
wholesale and will leave tonight on special trains for thn
Crow's Nest division, where
they will be put to work on
the coinpiiny's property ro,.
eently devastated by the big
lire  around  Fernie.
GOOD  FOR   VANCOUVER
Vane ntver, Sept, !.—NotwlthMniiil.
ing the supposed 4,lackneHs in real
cstnte, Vancouver registry returns for
July nre the grcnlcHt yet, The build.
ing figures of the year to (Into are
one million dollars in advance of
the Milne period last year.
MAY NOT RATIFY TREATY
Ottawa, Aug. 27.-- Strong iiiflueiie-
e- mc nt wink against Ihe ratification
of the new Franco Canadian trade
tn-.it;,' by the Fn neb S.ti.ite iiiel il
i-. ixluiiiely doubtful imdir the eir-
ciiiii-tiiiici's wheth'-r the treaty will
rueiiiiie a law in the present I"rm,
FERNIE     AFTER     THE     GREAT     FIRE
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(Photo by W. Q. Barclay,  Mlchil.)
A PANORAMIC VIEW TAKEN TWO DAY8 AFTER THE TERRIBLE DESTRUCTION WROUGHT BY THE FLAMES PAGE   FOUR
THE   DISTRICT    LEDGER,    FERNIE,    B.  C,   SATURDAY,'   SEPTEMBER   5,   1908.
HE TRAVELLED 1,000
MILES IN THREE WEEKS
Hon. W. H. Cushing Gives Account of His
Trip Through the North Country
Edmonton, Aug. 29.—The Minister' ing to make my trip against time
of Public Works, who returned Tues- and passed quickly through thc post
day night, from his trip to,, Peace Iii-   as I went up.     But they insisted I
ver. left yesterday afternoon for Calgary where ho will spend a fow days
before returning to Edmonton. This
visit of the. Hon. Sir. Cushing is notable as the first ever made into the
north country by a minister of tho
crown, but the people had been wait
ing for some time for the visit.'
should stay longer as I roturo*J.
They held a reception there at the
post. All tho settlers from the
neighboring districts had come in,
and addresses of welcome were giveu
me by Archdeacon Scott in English,
by Dr. Bellinger in l*'reneh and by-
Dan Ferguson in Crec.    J. replied and
As was, said iu the Cree address Mr. Bredin also spoke at somo length
presented to Mr. Cushing at Lesser lt was a very pleasant meeting. This
Slavo Lake: "For u long time we reception and the good iiccommodii-
natives of this country have heard of tion afforded us at the post wero
a government ut Edmonton, of mon pleasant surprises to one who hus
working for the welfare of the coun- never been north ha fire. They i re
try and wo have been waiting' for sented mc here, too, witli u m.igni-
onc of  you  to  come.**    Tho hearty   ficent bouquet of (lowers Iiim the Cu
welcome with which tho minister of
public works wns received at "every
point of settlement was evidenced in
every available way. The scattered
settlers assembled at each post, flags
wero set. (lying and addresses or welcome were delivered,
"I can only repeat that wc have a
Eaaguificent country ■ in our north
land," said Mr. Cushing to a Bulletin representative yesterduy. The
minister wus then back again in his
office, busied with somo details of
work requiring- his attention, but
which he kindly' left aside to speak
of the north country with an appreciation to' which' the business-like
minister of public works is not readily stirred. i
"It1 is a oiugnificeiit country and
should support a teeming population,
in a few decades. It has an'excellent climate, and a fertile soil. It. is
well timbered,  and  hius iui  abundant
tholic convent garden. The variety
and bloom were astonishing, and I
only regretted 1 could not bring
them down to Edmonton. In this
sumo garden 1 saw an apple tree
laden with fruit.
AT   PEACE   KIVEK
"At Peace River' I-uiiding 1 spent
a night and. .lay with Mr. llrick, tho
member for that district, and with
the Mounted Police officers. I drove
about the district. Mr. Brick's farm,
12 miles from the Landing, is a very
fine one.- His crops are good this
year but not so good us last sea;
son's. lie had a bumper crop then.
In one lot alone he sold 1,000 bushels at SI.25 a bushel, to the ITudson
BayCo. for their mill at Fort Vermilion, and the rest of hts wheat he
held for higher, prices. That sold
for seed realized $1.50 a bushel, .
"The country .up toward the Peace
Hi ver   I .found   resembled   Edmonton
Showing the Coal Company's Office. The Only Business Building, with the  Exception  of  the  Western  Canada
(Photo   by   W.   G.   Barclay   .Michel.) Wholesale Co.'s Warehouse, that Escaped the Fire  Demon.
TRADES UNIONS AND PRO.
TECTION '""
water supply.     It would bo hard to district greatly,     with pleasant open
/ind a finer country anywhere. "There stretches  and  bluffs of good timber,
are settlers scattered all through the The resemblance is remarkably strong
■whole country,    and    some of them even  the    rivers     showing  the  same
have fine farms, demonstrating   that high hunks and the land' sloping back
wheat, fruits and all kinds of garden from them. "Along the Athabasca ut
vegetables may be grown there.       - many points    passed   "the land just
"In the  three  weeks  1  was absent now seems loss promising, because it
-l  travelled about 1,000 miles in all, has   been .burned   over  and   the  sur-
by stage  and  boat,   along  the  main face soil  has suffered from this.   But
trail aud side trips through a splendid country which must be seen to
be ,realized. And yet 1 cannot say
that I penetrated to any degree into
that' immense    fertile    region north-
west of here. - ] feel that T havo sd'ii
ii great deal, but I. know that was
but a small portion of what still lies
undeveloped  there.
, "Perhaps the most attractive district J saw during my trip wus the
.settlement along the Prairie River,
15 .miles west of Lesser Slave Lake.
This district  has been surveyed  un«i. P«*ise<l to find a boat so comfortably j
new , undergrowth is springing up and
in time tlie soil will be all right ag-
nin. The under layers are of good
black loam. Around Athabasca T.aiid-
jn.g_thc_kij id_eij^_a^d_j.,i;^t_o.f__t ho,
frail is good for several miles, then
deteriorates for a distanco, but back
acain. in" the interior is said to be
good also.
"Going from the Landing to Lesser
Slave Lake post we journeyed by two
steamers, the old Northern Light and
the  now Midnight   Sun.     1   was sur-
(Canadian Courier)
In some ways trades unions are
bettor than a' protective -tariff. A
tariff ma)* not keep foreign goods out;
it may onlyo make them expensive.
Trades unions sometimes prevent peo
pie buying foreign goods even when
they are cheapest. From this point of
view the. trades union is a great
friend of the manufacturer. The lat.
tor never admits it, because' that
might endanger the benefit. He
keeps quiet and conceals his delight.
In the recent election in Saskatchewan,' the unions fought against
the Scott government because it had
some school books printed in New
York. It was a rush order and facilities there for such work were bettec',
and no - doubt the price was low.er.
The Union fought so" that other go.
vernirients might be warned against
a similar practice. The Canadian
book publishers' were delighted with
the campaign, because it will help
them to sell inferior books at higher prices.
The "Courier" believes in- Canada
TUTTLE   SELLS   PROPERTY
Fernie, B. C, Sept. l.—W. W Tuttle
mayor of Ferine1 disposed of hia valu.
able property yesterday which is situated .on the corner of Cox street
and Victoria Avenue, lota, 8, 9 and
10 in block 10. The price paid was
fifteen thousand dollars cash, and the
deal was put through by Sherwood
Herchmer, barrister of this city. It
is rumored this. property was bought
for tho Home bank, who will erect a
costly building on .it for their bank,
ing business in thc spring. ' This is
considered the most, valuable, site in
the city and at present the Trites
Wood company and .the Royal Hotel
have their temporary buildings erect,
ed on it.
.     , Isn't This  a Dandy?
Some sensational fish stories have
been reported fromVithis vicinity but
the following from . Port Jarvis, N.
Y., has them all beaten.
While fishing in Lake Henry, in
Wayne County, Ph., one week ago,
John Ruddy, of Scranton, set his
pole in the boat to take lunch. When
he. turned around his pole was dis
appearing bentalh the surface.  •* He
for the Canadians and in the spend: • hauled up his anchor and gave .chase
Trunk Pasiiic, near Saskatoon.
"He sat on top of his piano, and
on the forward end of the car were
bricks imported personally from the
United States. In the rear end were
bird cage's, bags of seed wheat and
other things. All the material for
success in a new'country, not forget,
ting the. bricks, was present..
"When I asked him how soon he
was going to reach his destination
this immigrant replied that he .expected to go there as soon as the rails
had been laid along which hia car
could be hauled.
"He was billed to a station not on
the map when his car started, He is
now helping the construction gang
to make thc railway which will make
his home.
"He is the incarnation'of the spirit
of, the Northwest, which not only
keeps, pace with its facilities but outruns them."
LAURIER'5S   CHAFFEUR   FINED
Ottawa, Aug. 31— Sir Wilfrid
Laurier's chaffeur, H. Nap. Berks,
was fined $20 and costs for speeding
the handsome automobile which Lord
Strathcona presented to the premier.
IMMIGRATION
FALLING OFF
As Result of the New Policy
Adopted by the Department
Small Fire
At Maeleod
Maeleod, Alta.,- Sept. 3.—A'bad fire
was narrowly avoided last night at.
6 o'clock. Arthur Young's stable was
burned. There was a high wind but
the fire brigade extinguished the fire
in about 40 minutes.
OMAHA  M.  D.  KILLED
Omaha, Neb., Sept. 3.—Dr. Frederick T. Rustin, one of the best known
surgeons in the West, a former Yale
football star was shot and killed as
he was entering his home early this
morning. There is no clue to the
murderer. He had remained out late,
for election returns:
Ottawa, Ont., Sept.' 1.—The difii
culties and restriction with which
Canada surrounds tho emigrant who
comes to enter the" Dominion has
made an -affect' upon the arrivals.
Last winter the Minister of thc
Interior:adopted a policy of selecting
immigrants from the best countries
of thc world. It was required that
all immigrants to gain admission
must como direct from the country of
their origin and must possess $25 in
cash. The object was to keep track
of the newcomers and insure that ••'•■••■vc not yet been selected
they did not become a public charge.
At the beginning of April Inspectors were placed along thc United
States boundary to prevent immigrants who "Could not get in otherwise coming in by that routo.
Tho July returns show that 11,322
immigrants "Arrived during the month
while .in' the same month the year before the Arrivals numbered 26,341 or
a decrease of 57 por cent. During
tho first six months of the year tho
arrivals numbered 107,451 against
185,760 during the first six months
of 1907, a decline of 45 per cent.
Since the inspectors wero placed along the .United States, .boundary' on
April 1, thoy have turned, back 323
persons as'undesirables, thus Justifying their" usefulness in three months'.
During^ the first six months of tho
year 437 were,'refused permission to
land at Canadian ports and 972 persons "were'> returned to the country
from which thoy came.
PRINTING   PLANT AFTER  THE   BLAZE
several homesteads taken up, "Wherever tho ground is broken it looks liko
, tin old hay meadow, with very rich
•soil. There is a good deal 0f timber in this district, as there is iu
fuel, every whoro we passed, The whole
hind is pleasantly diversified. For
instance,' at one place on Fletcher
Urcdln's farm there is n level.stretch
of prairie. 80  to  100 acres' in area,
equipped  ns  this  new  one  up  there. J
In fuel the north is full of surprises
—pleasant surprises mostly, j
I "I was surprised, und somewhat'
umusod when our driver on tho first
day out from I.osser Slave Lake hull-,
ed for supper ut a hiilfhived's house,
nnd in the coolest - manner possible
took possession of the kitchen to
cook   our  meal,     Next  morning    lie
as level us a floor and covered with did tho sumo thing. Tho family did-
thc most luxuriant vegetation. On "''• object at all: Thoy seemed ratli-
parts of this there was wild hay tM'. t0 lik,! '■-• n,|d ho told us that was
tbat rose on u level with the horse's "'*'v ,ll(> wnv ai ,,'° country,"
back as we drove through it. This ' -^ Athabasca Landing lust Siitur-
linn pralrio stretch  wus entirely -sur-   (Iliy cvo»l»ff « banquet wus t'endoml
rounded by a belt of good tlnihur.
And this Is only one place that illustrates the nature, of the country. It
i« like a purl;.
"Jlens and all through the-country
liotwcen i/jsHor Slave Luke and Peace
HiM'i* Landing were some of the largest poplar (roes I have ever seen.
Th«y wero from one foot to eighteen
inchi'K In diameter und from 7.*, to
iOO rc.ul in hoighl."
liOAD GAM'S  AT WORK
"What are tho muds like In    llm
north'1"
"In phir.'s they nro very good; \n
othor phin>N for short stretches thoy
uro pretty bud, hut wo have rond
K«ngH at work up there, and thoy
nrt* ondeiivorlng lo remedy mutters
Just uh soon un possible. From Jm-
Her Slavo Luke to Ppucu Hlv.tr lund-
InUf, a illBtiinco of over 100 miles, a
light team o' horses took our denio-
mil, with three heavy nu>n lu it ami
our MipplieK  and  bedding,  over  the
the minister by the board of trado of
that enterprising town. l,oslie Wood
was chairman. "The banquet wus ns
delicious and as well served ni fnc
could possibly desire," the minister
comnii'iited on this. "It was u very
plousniit evening, .laiiiOH Wood, Messrs, Ivossard niul f'.agnon und two
clergymen of    tho    town spoke nftor
Committed
For  Trial
Oardston, .-\ug. 29.—Mrs. Vadnais
and her brother, Bissett, were com.
mitted for trial at the next sitting
of the-Supreme Court'on thc charge,
of attempted murder. Mrs. Vadnais
was allowed out on bail but Bissett
was held. _^j : ^_
ALL THAT  IS LEFT OF THE LEDGER  PLANT
(Photo   by   W.   Q.   Barclay   .Michel.)
in*,' of Canadian *noney at home.   It to the pole, but ns tlui'llula had rendu
is not so foolish however, as to he
blind to the possible exceptions.
There is a sane policy of "Canada
for the Canadians" and an insane
policy of tlie Hiime kind, The "('our.
ier" does not desire to bo considered
insniii*', Canndn should irinnufncture
her  own   materials   if  possible,  but
tho banquet. It made a very
conclusion to a good trip. 1 wan
Wild 1 could not mako the trip In three
weeks us I planned before starting,
hut it was done in exactly throe
U'cukfj."
Mr. f'tislilng, who Ih looking particularly well ami bright after the
trip, hhj'h ho feels extremely well,
Jfn Iuul been Indisposed for koiiio
time before going north, and his
IihyMiclnii udvlsed him to postpone
tlm trip, Me curried out his plans
however, nnd found that it juul only
done li I lit a great deal of good. With
the i.xroptIon of two nights Im had
"■ tented out nil the way, tho bedding
he    party    being cuirled along
happy Is'1" '•.'"'Hid not allow any set of mnn
uiiieturors to have hucIi a monopoly
thnt they will cease to be progressive
Canadian book publishers hnve been
terribly backward, They hiive been
ami nre today producing -school books
which are a disgraco to the printing
mt. II they wish to hold the hum.
iie.i-i, they inust leiirn to do better.
The Siisknteh'-wuii and Albertn gov.
eiiiiiieiits havo taught them that.
l-oml in 10 hours,    The first day wn ' for *
:i;"u.:M::i':;. Jl "~t """"' rrr- •**■ t« •	
' >»)t done    any    camping out for 21
"It wiih bad, however. In • roiiple years, found It ipiHe (t novelty,
of phires, and thn driver Made a d0-1    "When do you expect to m.ik'o an-
tour of uhout lour miles «t each of .other  trip    to  Uio  north?"  ho  was
(lflked,
these spots. Our road crows were
working up toward theso places, how
.-•ver und by the end of this wouk
they should hnve urn ronnlw.t nlu|
thu othor probably also. The run mm
Uiih road  is not better is that for-
"1 nm not    prepared    tn say J":.*,
when, hut I certainly hopo to return
 „> ■ ..ull.    41..,.     1XV-..-M.1    lllV    l<»
«".'■',* biNi'i-r  1hl". time 1   ri.u'J     i.»ly
lell them Unit    now    I hud fell 'tin.
$1,000 FOR FORMER PRIN0IPAL
Undsny, Out., Aug, SW.—Tlio Alum,
nl Society of the Lindsay Collegiate
Institute this morning presented Mr.
J, C. Iliiistoiic, former principal of
tlm collegiate, with a cliciiuc for
$1,000, Mr. HiirHtoim leaven for Wnl.
i.ei ton this morning.
ed deep water, tho pole, wns soon
drawn out of sicht, Ruddy tried tho
lake again yesterday and saw hia
polo llonting on the surfaco of the wn.
ter, lie tried tn pull it up but tho
line was he thought caught, Then
something at the other end of the line
towed him around tho lako for half
an hour, Finally he tired the llsli
out, hauled it alongside the boat and
lifted it iu, It was t\ catfli»h weigh,
ing sixteen ami uiii'.quurtor pounds,
The fish was thirty.two inchcH long
and ineiiHtireil -.six; inches between thu
eyes,
The Spirit of tho Wontern Pioneer
This is the way the Cnnnillnn WeHt
is being built up. The Incident is
described by William Hard, r«prc.
Hi'iiting Kvurybody'H Mngftxlno, with ti
party of American correspondent**,
now in Alburtu:—
"I discovered the mont progreNHlvc
nitin in North America yesterday In
it box car on the Hpur leading from
tlm Canadian Northern to tlio flruml
Lady Laurier wns in the autoino.
bile ut the time of the excessive
speeding,   •
BURNED FARMER'S PROPERTY
Hamilton, Ont., Sept. 2.-—The res.
ideints of Silvei'dalo, of Lincoln coun.
ty nre incensed over a deliberate
piece of Inclndlarism. The barns o(
Byron Bcniner wore burned down this
morning with their seasons crop,
hoiHCH, cattlo and farming imple.
nients by a man who stole u horse
nud buggy.
The cause of the row did not" de.
velop in evidence though it appears
Vadnais had  been on  a  drunk  and
came home and threatened to do all
sorts of things to Bissett,. Vadnais
gave evidence but did not implicate
his wife.
GREENWAY WILL BE ONE
Ottawa, Sept. 3,—It is tolerably
certain that Hon. Thomas Grcenway
will be one of thc new railway commissioners but the other two members
BRIGADIER DEWITT DEAD
Washington, Sept. 3.—Word waa today received at the War Department
of thc death from heart disease at
Yellow Stone Park, Wyoming, of Brigadier Calvin DcWitt, retired.
WILFRID TRANSFERRED
Ottawa, Sept. S.—Dr. Williain Wil- '
frid Campbell, Canadian poet,    who
for years held a position in Canadian
privy council has been transferred to
the Dominion archives.
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COW   BOY   SUICIDED
Liverpool, Sept. 3.—George Price, a
cowboy playing with a wild want
show committed suicide today. Ho
was to have been married today to a
Liverpool, waitress.
THE  MAN  FOR GLENGARRY
Alexandria, Ont., Sept. 3.—Glengarry Liberals have nominated J.
A. McMillan, ex-M.P.P., for the Commons. " ''   . '
STRUCK BY A CAR   >
Halifax,rSept. 3—Howard D. Trj'ip
head of the big shipping firm of
Troop & Son was struck by a small
car on which edgings were being car-
. ried oaway at the mill of John Moora
today and severely injured about the -
head and neck. He is in the hospital
and in a serious conditin.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS
SULTAN MUST HANG
Manilla, Sept. 3.~The territorial
supreme court decided today that the
Sultan of Dunahmarra must hang for
the part he took in' the raid on
Phrang, Island of Mindanao, July 5,
wherein J. N, McDonald ol that place
was killed by the raiders.
NEW COMMISSIONERS
Ottawn, Sept. a,—The throo nddl.
lionul members of the Honrd of Rail,
way commitiHlonern provided for by
Ihe act priHsed last hchh'oii it Ik unit!
will not bo rtppoiuitod before noxt
weeks nnd piThnjw not until later
on. Tho east, middle wcRt nnd fnr
went will be represented In tho hi*.
lection,
Tho woman mUTrago movement muni
ho making great headway In the Kng-
Huh JiiIIh.—Clovolund U-uilcr.
WILL TICKLE'JOHN D.
Albany, N. V„ Sept.-3.—Dr. Baron
R. Lewis, who last year was commissioned by the Rockefeller family association to trace the family history
in .Europe announced today at the
annual reunion of the Rockefeller
family that in his researches he found
that the family of which John 1).
Rockefeller is a member of noble
lineage. Hn reported that certain
members of the family ut one timo
held the title of baron in Southern
l-'rance.
VELVET CHAFF WHEAT
Minneapolis, Minn,, Sept, 3.—Tho
appeal boiircl« of Minneapolis nnd
Duluth hnvo decided that velvet
chuff wheat which Is entitled, because
of iU Inferiority, to n M'pnruto duos-
illcotiou and should bo known here,
ailter iih velvet chaff wheat No, 1, a, 3
and 4,
FELL 600 FEET
Wntervllle, Me,, Sept. 3,—in j„]|
view of 25,000 horrified upcctntorn on
the Control Maine Pair Grounds hern
lute todny, Chnrlo* Oliver J own, the
well known neroimnt ol HamniondH-
port, N, Y, fell 11 diHtnnco of 500 feet
to bin denth. Among tlio wltm-sHcn
of the frightful plunge, were thu
man'ii wife nnd children,
GETTING NEAR G. T. P.
Toronto, Sept. 3.—Tho Tem'iskam-
ing and Northern Ry. has been com-
pleted to within eighteen or nineteen miles of the eastern division of
the Grand'Trunk Pacific. It is expected that this strip will be completed by October.
RAILROAD  TO  HOLY   CITY
Medina, Sept. 1.—Tin.' new railway
from Damascus lo Medina, tiie Holy
City, was opened today .with most im.
pressive ceremonies.
JAS. CONMEE AGAIN
Kenora, Out., Sept. 3,—The Liber,
al convention mot here tonight to
inominitte a candidate for this con.
stituency of Rainy Rivor. Jus, Con.
meo, tlm present member was unanimously chosen,
CAR STRUCK CARRIAGE
Ottawa, Ills., Sept. 3.—Two per-
sons were killed, two fatally hurl nnd
three seriously injured near horo last
night when an electric enr on the
Illinois Valley linn Htruok a carriage
in whleh were Walter Snell, n wealthy farmer and a party of six per-
HOI1K.
COURT  IN  FAR  NORTH
Kdinonton, Altla,, Sept, 3,—In n few
days Judge Noel 0f tho district ootirl
leaves for tho north country for tho
ilwt sitting,' of nny court hold in
thnt section. The judge** pnrly lonv-
i'H Kdinonton nt tlin end of tlm wook
and will be accompanied to AtlmbaHC*
Lund Ing by nu escort of thu It. N, W.
M, P, who have up to tho preaont
represented forces and majesty of law
nnd order in the north.
merly it was merely a track through | hire of tlie wild' 1   would  have    tn
the forest, «|uit.» hhuded by the Irivm, [go hark.    For settled or not, that Is
1.ml 1,1 i-iiurM-- tho him hud no dinner   n laud of wonderful posslbllll.on."
to dry ii|. ihe roads     Our rond i"..ri- I
ers nro cnl ting out u rond uHowimr.i J POTATO BUGS STALL TRAIN
nf sixty f^t and gr.iding It, and the Rri-t..l, Hi-pt. I.-Pot.tto bugs on the
nwilt, t.hould bo a very good road, jriiiN near Lnzy Lane stalled eight
"Tlm ili.'pitrliiieiiL also has two . Wi.ll.-y ears with excursionist* mi
crowH of men at. work on the rond bourd, bound to Lake (.'oiiipouncr-i lo.
between AUmluivn Loading and I/'sh day. In ^pite of th.* terrific sliuifrht-r
er  l-sl.i*..:  I,..1-....      Hen. we  ini\(. j.,,1.   tb- hues held p.4,.y. ,j„„ of the Irockf
follow.1.! tho old trail, but nrf putting tiul nn a Huge! lier j.oiv highwn-,.
'Hie romlM nro not all w« wnnt them
»o I** y<-i, but we will inal.c them t.„
at cxiK-iIil loiihly an we ran.'*-
"1)1(1 you uddre.s,«, any iiimiUiigi**"
"At Tx-nwr   Slave J-ttke thoy   l%v1
until
tr.'t.-k-
the
c.ir
pW.4
III'   II
f<.uh!   mini   tl
WAS MEMBER FOR HALIFAX CO.
H'.lif.ix, fi-pt. i.-Gc'irgo Mitchtll.
M. |\ I*. of Hullfir r-mmty, nnd mon.
In r ol the Went India M*-rr«ntiJt» firm
•whnt wns a big reception rather thnn  oI fJ* l>- Mitchell    8ori», died tttUyj
« mwrtlna* on my return, I wai try.  "fi^d ^ yearn,
The—standmg ot the leading
clubs             :
in the National League today
is as,
follows:   -
Clubs                     Won   Lost
P.C.
New Yofk              71         45
.012                      it
Pittsburg         ,73         47
,   .606                      «
Chicago ,            ..   72          48 -
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THE BIO BRIDGE NOW UNDER CONSTRUOTIOW AT LETHORIDQE, ALTA, THE    DISTRICT    LEDGER,   FERNIE,   B.   C,      SATURDAY,   SEPTEMBER   5,   1908.
PAGE  FIVE
NAPJUIEE HOTEL
Whelan Bros.
i>
p .-.-,
The old reliable firm will
be glad to see you
ft
Tom Whelan, Mgr.
Queen'sHotel
ROSS BROS., Props.
TAILORS  BACK AT WORK,
New,York, Sept. 1.—Under improved conditions^ with wages ■ advanced,
according to the announcement made
by. the strike leaders today, 3,000
of the-striking tailors in this city
have returned to work.
SIR LOUIS JETTE A JUDGE
Ottawa, Sept. 2.—At yesterday's
cabinet council effect was, given to
the appointment of Sir Alphonze Pel.
letier to the Lieutenant Governor,
ship of Quebec. His place on the
Superior court bench will be taken
by Sir Louis Jette.        , ,
Governor Killed
In Tabriz Fight
Doing business in the
same old place.
All
P. KENNEDY
LUMBER   DEALER
kinds   of   rough   and   dressed
lumber
Victoria Avenue,
North Fernie
E.A.Kummer
CANADIAN
PACIFIC
SUMMER
EXCURSIONS
EA8T
$60.00
FROM  FERNIE TO ,
WINNIPEG,    DULUTH,     FORT
WILLIAM AND ST. PAUL
Chicago      \ ? 72.50
New York      ,108.50
Montreal       105.00
St.  John,  N.  B„  120.00
St. Louis - .67.50
Toronto. .'    94.40
Ottawa     .; .-. 105.00
Halifax       , ......".,131.20
Sydney, C. B  136.90
Tickets on sale May 4 and 18; June
5, 6, 19 and.20; July 6, 7, 22 and 23;
August 6, 7, 21 and 22, 1908. First
class round trip ninety, day limit,
Routes—Tickets are,, good via,any
recognized routes in one or both di.
rections. . To destinations o cast of
Chicago are good via the Great, Lakes.,
For Rates, .Reservations and any in.
formation desired call on or write -
J. MOK,        G. E. McPHERSON,.,.
D. P. A. G. P..A...
'   Nelson. Winnipeg.
L.O. Kummer
, St. Petersburg, Sept. 1.—Ain. Ed.
Dowleh, the newly ■ appointed gover.
nor of Tabriz; was killed during the
engagement. . His son; Naire Es Sul-
stan was immediately appointed to
succeed him. . Before Naire * could
collect his forces he. was attacked a
second time* by Satarkiipn and in this
encounter the. ■ casualties, were very
heavy. The fighting is still going' on.
The foreign office here ,has hot received any- advices regarding the' Tabriz
situation. "'       •
INSPECTOR KILLED
..Ottawa, Sept. 1.—John Miller,
Grand, Trunk inspector, aged 52 was
killed this morning in. the railway
yard by a shunting engine.
TO   TOUR   THE   WEST
Montreal, Sept. 2.—Senator Forget
and R. B. Angus, director of thc C.
P. R, left this morning for a tour
over, that company's lines to the Pa.
cific coast.
Some people argued against Socialism' because it was started and car.
ried on by the poor. "So was Christ-
i ianity," said Mr. Steenson, empha.
sizing the fact that Christ was the
poorest of men, being born in a borrowed manger, rjding. on a borrow,
ed ass, having not where to lay his
head and laid .to .rest in a borrowed
tomb.. His disciples were men who
knew the pain of poverty, and so, he
argued, Socialism' had /nothing to
blush for in the fact.of. its .promoters
being poor men", men. who knew how.
to lay the needs..of their class before the world. He ridiculed Roose.
velt's .term "herd'.' /-vvnen he' said
that "Socialism, meantJ-'to place, all
in' one. common- herd,'.V»thinking tho
term had too much of the. brutal in
it. - • -   ■    ,r ■.;. .
Mr. Steenson then, asserted that
men could not be. alike. ■ Morally;
mentally and. physically'we were different.". We had. the .men who were
capable, but that, under .Socialism a
fair,field would be: open to all and
where none would be favored. How
could Socialism achieve these im.
proved conditions, he asked. First—
By sending men who know your ins
and outs, the conditions under which
ySu were living, and men who had
your deepest welfare at heart—these
were the men to reprcsntyou in your
lgislative chambers. Capture ■ the
rein's of Government. Municipally,
you could work out   great   improve.
YOUNG LADY DUCKED
Port  Robinson,  Sept. 2.—An    un.
known' man attempted to shoot Miss   ■     .    . .       ,     .  .
....   .    . .-, . .,.. .   v „  iments for yourselves by being more
Margaret  Young of Niagara     Falls i ,        '    ,        ,   , '  •   , „
6 b j  ,        .,     strongly represented, but, above all,
emerged from the f'      l <1T
° , .     he pleaded,    Let
KUMMER BROS.
Builders and Contractors
Estimates  Furnished
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TFIBRE" jfUABT JfiR~iM!.P 17l« -o i u-4-. it*.
CLUB   CIGAR   STORE
Fernie'5
The only spot in town for choice pipes
and tobacco.
GEORGE C. EGG
Architect,    Building    Superintendent
and Valuator """""
Montreal,. Boston and Toronto
a
Experience
PLANS,  ESTIMATES  AND   SPECIFICATIONS   ON   SHORT - NOTICE.
south.'  The man
woods" as thc young woman was driv,
ing' past. She ducked when she ,saw
hinv draw a weapon and escaped injury. ',  "
CURLERS INVITED TO SCOTLAND
, Toronto, Sept. 2.—Secretary Mc.
Fadden, of the Ontario Curling association, has received a letter from the
Royal Caledonian club of Scotland,
iaviting seven    rinks    of    Canadian
curlers lo visit, Scotland during Lord
Strathcona's presidency of the   club,' probably   Mr.  Steenson
your individual
character be beyond suspicion." Seek
by your daily life and ■ example to
practice what you preach. Live your
Socialism and the day 'will surely
come when you shall see your con.
ditions in life vastly sweeter than you
have them at present and you shall
rest with the consciousness that you
have done what you could for the
uplifting of your, fellow  man.
After  a   few  questions,. Mr.  Gray,
who acted as chairman, regretted that
would    hot
which   extends
1908.09.
over   the   winter   of
Fernie,   B.  C.
. Nelson,   B.  C.
LOTS  FOR  SALE
In West Fernie
W. A.  INGRAM
Fernie
6 Lots 55 ft. x 132 ft. in good loca.
tion.' Safe distance from saw mills.'
Easy terms.
Further particulars by applying to
L. T. Smith, Fernie," or
Sherwood Herchmer
Fertile,, B. C.
MANY .INFANTS  DIE
London, Ont:, Sept. 1.—Thirty-nine
infants have succumbed to the epidemic of cholera infantum which is
raging,,in London. More than 200
babies are still very seriously ill and
the hospitals have all-the cases they
can look after.
LAIRD  TAKES  ACTION
JReginA.^as]L,J3ept,_l^
again address them, aid felt they were
losing one whose services, they so
keenly appreciated, but,expressed the
sntiments of all in wishing him success in his new field of labor, and thus
the meeting was adjourned until the
visit of "Old Man" Kingsley, a*s
Mayor Evans called him, who is expected some time in September,' probably the first week.
issued' this morning by H. W. Laird
against Walter Scott, premier of-Sas
katchewan   for  twenty .five   thousand j she  came
It is with great sorrow that we record the sudden death of Mrs..Hun-
citizen, .Norman Henderson.
It is only a month or two ago that
to  visit  her. son,   during
present you with this address und re.
quest you, to accept of this small donation as a token of our gratitude for
your faithful ministry to us.
Signed In Christian Fellowship:
1. E. Jay, Dougall Mitchell, Robert Samson, Alex. McFegan;rJ. Lloyd
Hughes..
Mr. Steenson feelingly responded
after which words of appreciation
were spoken by the Rev. Wm. Boul.
tan and-Mr. R.' Bamb0rrough (Methodist), and Messrs. Draper, Hughes
and Miller. "God Be With You Till
We. Meet Again,-" concluding a beautiful, well-'spent evening, •■
As a token of respect,the churches
were draped'in black on Sunday tlie
late Mrs. Henderson having been-an
active worker among the Methodists
before the Church of her choice
(Presbyterian) established a cause in
the Creek, ■ There, she was a Sunday-School teacher until she went to
visit her old home in NoVa Scotia..A
goodly 'number followed her to the
grave where a short burial, service
was conducted by Rev. Isaac Steen.
son, assisted by the Rev. Wm. Boul.
ton.
Death has also robbed Mr. and
Mrs. Oldburg of a tender plant be.
fore it could feel and realize the
blasts of thc cold, cold world of sor.
row and suffering.
Thc tenderest plants are oftrni at.
tended, with' the greatest care and
somehow or other find the warmest
.place in the human heart, thus mak.
ing their Iobs all the more keenly
felt. Our sympathies go out to the
bereaved in their loss.
The schools resumed active busi.
ness on Monday after a prolonged va.
cation. Our mothers are therefore
rejoicing that Mr". Jay has taken
charge of our young brothers and sisters for a few hours each day, Un.
der his correction and instruction
they ought to make useful' men and
women.
„ The school managers have been in
a little dilemma. "A certain applicant
for the position as teacher in the
small, school disappointed c. them at
the eleventh hour, even after'his ac.
ceptance of the position. It is a
pity such cases as this cannot, be
handled so as. to make examples of
such delinquents.
The fact of the schools resuming
ought to remove the scare from cer.
tarn people as to a further outbreak
of scarlet fever and typhoid. Yet
care must still, be taken.
Special reference ought to be made
to the "departure of .-two'-old   timers.
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NOTHING
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j. d: quail,
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dollars for alleged libel. This foi.
lows upon the criminal action taken
by Mr, Laird against Scott during the
recent election.
ALTHOUGH
We are Burned out
Come right along
Wc can serve you
Two of above
since fire.
lots have been sold
FERNIE  CARTAGE  CO.
PKAM WORK AND DRAYING
DEMOCRATIC VICE-CHAIRMAN
New York, Sept. 2.—Robert F. Hud.
speth, chairman of New Jersey state
Democratic committee announced to.
day that he has been appointed and
which time although only in moder
ate health, she has boen able to get
about,among her many,friends. Her
cheery smiles and kindly words, although .they .shall be missed, shall
riot be lost. Mr. Steenson had a few
words with her just ten minutes before her departure from these earthly
scenes. Apparently, her death was
totally   unexpected.    We  join    with
POLLOCK WINE CO.
Wholesale Liquor Dealers
A lull stock in n lew days,
Dealers In
Wagons, Sleighs and Dump Carts,
Spring Riga and Harness
O. N. Robs, Manager.
chairman of the national democratic
committee and that he will be east,
em campaign manager for W. J.
Bryan, .,
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has  accepted   the • position  of  vice. ■ others our expressions of sympathy to
Mr, and Mrs. Henderson and family
in their sad bereavement.
The   Presbyterians   of   Coal   Creek
in recognition of the service of. their
pastor,  Mr.  Steenson,  held  a    farewell   and   presentation .meeting  lust
0f  Friday night at which was gathered
SURPRISE  IN
Milwaukee, Wis,
WISCONSIN
Sept. 2.—Ono
tho greatest sensations of the primary « ' representative, company.    Refresh
election was, the defeat of Congress, j ••ie"ts were served at 8_ o'clock with
man John J, Jenkins, of the eleventh
district by,. Irvino L. Lenror, former
speaker, of the Assembly by a strong
LuFollotte majority, For governor
the Republicans have chosen James
O. Davidson present incumbent to
head their ticket, John A. Aylward
will head the Democrats.
Coal Creek.
ELK VALLEY LIVERY, DRAY AND
TRANSFER CO.
FERNIE
LUMBER
CO.
A. McDougall, M|r.
DRAYING,
W81I
be
cutting \r.
couple of weeKs
Savo us your order*
TBAMIHG
TRANSFER WORK
OLAPP & LETCHER,
F«rnl»,
0.0.
•AalR&rv
v,
ATTLE
o.
1 ii tiiHte and decorum seldom seen in
u mining village, after which School,
master Juy look the chair. In n few
well.chosen r.omarks he introduced
the program of the evening, expres.
.sing regret that one was on the
point of leaving them just when his
worth wiih becoming realized, but
mingled with regrnU, were joys to
know that their esteemed pastor was
leaving them for a nobler and more
active sphere in life. After songs
by Mr, R. Simmon, Mr, Nicholson,
Miss Gray and Miss McCourt, Mr,
Alex, McFegan was culled upon to
present it purse and the following ad.
dress to Mr. Steenson:
To Rov, Mr, SteuiiHon,
Our beloved Pastor nnd Brother in
Christ ;-
"Wu, the undersigned, on behalf of
Ihe pooplo and Church members of
Coal Creek Presbyterian Cliuroh wish
to convey our heartfelt furrow at
your departure from our mldht to
another field of usefulness for our
Great Master,
"Ah wo look back into the year dtir.
ing which you have ministered to our
Hplrltiml needs, happy and pleasant
memories Ileal into our minds. You
havo not only been our iplnintcr, but
you have uluo been our companion,
Hluiring our huituwh und joys, You
hnvo been a constant visitor at our
The Rov. Isaac SteeiiRon at tho out.
sot of a powerful addrew* at Coal
Creek said his reasons for being on'
a Socialist plallorm were: FirHt—Ills
deep interest in the welfare of work,
ingmon, who were tho bulwarks of
society, Second—His belief thai con.
ditiona under which thoy were liv.
Ing were not right and his liiHt roa.
Hon—Tlio firm conviction that mat.
tors could bo adjusted and made mora
congenial (or everybody,
He dwell upon the many noiues.
KOiitlals men were continually bring,
ing forward in thoir criticism, with,
out them ever enquiring into such
mibjoett* for thoMHelvi.1*, but allow,
ing their minds to run riot on
Homebody cIwVh pet phrase, Momentous 'quejitioiiH were hr-foro ns
which demanded the attention of
our deepest thought, ono ol    those
greatest cflHcnlluli* being "the golden j homes and there your cheerful voice
ruin  of  lifo,  the  doing  unto otheri* , nnd plcnmwit mnile will Im mlm-od ns
as we would they do unto us,"
Tlm only One, hu Hind, Who ever
conducted a monopoly for the bene,
much uh tho Ichhoiih you taupht and
tlm grand HontiincntH ynu ox-prmed
from your microd desk.   Your <Iw1h
which
GO  TO
RINMAN KAMINSKI CO.
..    .,   For Your 8upply of ..   ..
/   GROOERJF.8, DRY GOODS, B0OT8
AND SHOES
Hotmir, B. C,
AU kinds of
Roast Meats
fit of thc people, was God, tlle mont ol kindness   and   generosity,
((onerous being in tlio UnivorHO, Wlio characterizn your nature and your mo.
created all nv*n alike ftH far n« the  nil  ami  (Miristlan  llf.>  will  xtlll  re
throe great antmntiah ol   life   werejnaiii with us and live ou in silence
Harry~ScotT and~Tonr~Reiily, two, in.
separable characters, left by the G.N.
R., Saturday. They were both highly
esteemed in our midst and their departure leaves us ull the poorer in
various respects.
nTheir services on the relief car3
were greatly appreciated and many
who.came to them for supplies with
a heavy heart shall never forget the
cheerfulness of our friends now gone.
They were ever ■ obliging and civil,
sometimes under very .trying cir.
cunistiiiiccs, us for the. jokes they had
during those two weeks of rush and
worry—well, they were simply side,
splitting. However, they drove dull
care away tb the outer regions and
lifted many a burden from laden
hearts. We hope to see them hack
again in the spring utter their tour
tlirough the United States and the
Ift'nd of thistles, Scotland.
Three families also leU last Salur.
day for England, Mrs. T. Sproustoii
and Miss Jenkinson going on a throe
months' visit, the others being Mrs,
Wm, I'uckoy and four children and
Mr, Joseph Radford und family. All
nre suiliiif* with the Empress of Hri.
tain,
Travelling is not always attended
with pleasure nnd those among us
who bid good-bye to our many friends
who left the C. V. ]\. depot lust Sat.
urdiiy. night will be sorry to hear
that Mrs, Win, I'uckoy, Iiiih been
compelled to ' leave that homely
coinpiiny of fellow travellers on ac.
count of one of her childriMi taking
seriously ill, A Megr-im was rushed
on from Moose Jaw on Monday for
Mr. I'uekey to go nt once and at the
time of writing friends are anxiously awaiting! further iihwh, Mr, 1'uck.
ey left here for Moose Jaw with tho
G..1 train,
"Good Lord! Whnt'H the matter
with all Ihe folk at the Creekr" is a
common wtm-ption among the Indies
primcnt, the majority of whom an!
trotibhd  with  hoineslekiiess,
Rov. Isaac SteeiiHon left for a vJsit
to Ni'lvon on Monday, but in expected
to preach his farewell pr-rtiion on
Sunday, Kept, tlth, prior to his de.
"nurture for Montreal, whoro he him
engagements for Sept. l'lth, Those
who (loniri! n seat in his ehiireh to.
rnorow nifc'ht would be well jiadvined
4«4/l   ../   i.,.,,44   ,.,4   ,.  ...     l..o,     l.o..;,
which  I'  hiililtun'.y :.n inimi).'   Lite
everywhere else  but  at    the    lime,
keeper's olllce.     The  time  for    tlm
evening service is 7.110.
Mm, anil MIkk Mnggli* Smith left
3¥himster &==Co.
HARDWARE
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Fernie Livery Dray and Transfer Gn.
Ice For Sale
Keep Cool
REZZUTTO CRAWFORD
u. j—j.. ..i."
Co.
FratnoB
Canadian Fairbanks
LIMITED
Gasolino Enfjinos      Circular .Snwn
Drng Snw MuohinoH
Stationary and Portable
Sawing Outfits
VANCOUVER        WINNIPEG        OALCMKV
TORONTO AND MONTREAL
Temporary Local Office al P. Tucherau's, Victoria Avenue, E.
F  «? OP.MSHV, Agent.
conerned—light, nlr and water. Those
were three w>ce»t\ar^t that tho oun.
ning graft of man could not inonop.
ollr.o.
After dwelling one hoiiio pcoplo'i* ob.
Jealluiih to C'tirinlhuilty on the
(■rounds of unworthy adherents nnd
proIcHsorN, ho nrf/ued thnt tho Mime
object low were rained af-nlrmt Social.
In the tablet), of our iiiemorit-H and
itlthoiiph you depart to another and
larger field of labor, your life will
Co»>*iiiiii' to RjiiMik eloquently in our
midst.
An you go forth from our iiiidnt,
whether you mny be piilleil upon lo
go into the hleh \Ai\c* or into the
lowly plua-H of tin- lund—one thing
i* r-vid( nt—You will entry with you a
on nvisit to David Jnines, (Into Iiosh
of No, ti mine.) with hin two children
who have been visiting their grand,
mother during the summer vacation.
EX.
KMMIMMM
i«m and profiling    Socialists    who
would Btoop to charge neven dollar.-: J kind ftnd loving hfriri which will rn.
per month for n miaernblu »hnck of dint<* around your lifo and power,
one room, which, hn Raid, wns not lit' beHide,, leaving behind you holy nnd
lor a hornc, nnd referring bnck tOjbeneflcr'M Inflnmcci.
Chrlntlanlty Mild that the Church'*! To «how iho high csieem willi
two.fold duty wiu npirituftl and tern.'which you are regarded by un ull for
J Wfltch for S-fltUr<l&y SpSCillt} I*'"'- y°m '■»*>'■**> among.it m*, we de-sin-- to
CRAZY MAN  Ofi  STOCK
CHANGE
1,'in'Ioii, f-Vpt, 2.---A man giving tin
name, of IMwurd Hnrrinon who np
parent!)" .win ii"t rej-poiiniljlu for hi.1
notion1", ciiu*.'1!! a commotion on the
(loor ol th*1 .Stock Kxeh.'ing.' today hy
llriiur thn 0 aliot* from a revolver.
When the reports were heard thu
member*1 mnilo n rush for the oxitn
nml buxiii'H* wn* wtopped for nonio
time.., N<> "ii'* was hurt.
KING EDWARD HOTEL RESTAURANT
OPPOSITE OLD STAND
Finest Meals in the City. Prices right
Je Le GATES,    PROP.
tfSSgSS
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THE  DISTRICT    LEDGER,    FERNIE,    B. C,   SATURDAY,   SEPTEMBER   5,   1908.
DOES   HE?
the mum
GETS A FINE
WELCOME
An Immense Throng
Greets Sailors at
Melbourne
FERNIE MAN KILLED
North Bay, Sept. l.—A man sup.
posed from papers found on him to
be Norman McGee, of Fernie, B.C.,
was cut to pieces on the track at
Eidout, west of here yesterday. At
Woman river, another man was
caught on a bridge and killed by the
train. > Letters and papers found on
him indicate that his-name is James
McLean, of Fort Wililam,' formerly
of Dundee, Scotland.
HE THINKS HE  IS  HOODWINKING THE LABOR MEN.    WE THINK  NOT.
SUICIDE'S   MESSAGES N
Winnipeg, Aug. 31.—Leaving a let.
ter several pages in length which
contained a lew words to each of the
fourteen occupants of' his boarding
house, but in which he made no al.
lusion to tlie reason for taking his
life, John Gorfar, an Englishman 35
years of age, yesterday afternoon
drained a bottle of laudanum which
caused his death  a  few hours later.
Co. this afternoon resulted in the
probably fatal burning of one man
and the serious injury to five others.
A ten ton ladle oi molten steel burst
and the contents scattered among the
workmen.. Robert Connelly was taken to tiie hospital and John Southam
was burned all over.the body.
ACCIDENT AT   HAMILTON
■ Hamilton,' Sept.  1.—A  serious   ac.
cident at the Hamilton '• Steel & Iron
TO FLY ACROSS CHANNEL
Paris, Sept.-1.—The morning papers
declare that a Russian, named Prince
Bologotoff has decided to attempt to
cross the British Channel in an aero.
=plane-=Hej=3ias=coiTimissioned=the=--bro-
thers, Voisin, aeroplane builders to
construct a large machine.   .
WILL OPEN  TOMORROW
Soo, Out., Aug. 29.—It- is announced
that the steel mills in the Canadian
Soo will be opened on September 1J,
with enough work in sight to keep
the force of 1,500 men at'work many
months. Big ' orders have beeii received from the Canadian Pacific and
the Grand* Trunk Pacific.
NORTH   YORK   CONSERVATIVES
Toronto, Aug. 31—The North York
Conservative executive at a meeting
Saturday, decided to tender the nom.
Mclbournc, Aug. 31.—The streets of
Melbourne late    tonight    were filled
with surging,  good humored crowds,
numbering hundreds of .thousands, to
do  honor  to  tho visiting  Americans
who arrived hero on Saturday aboard
tho sixteen great battleships and the
scenes    challenged    comparison  with
thoso of an    election    night in Now
jVork, though happily tho ear ticklers
and the blasts from tho tin trumpets
were dispensed with.    The crush    in
thc principal thoroughfares,  was    so
great that many women fainted and
several  persons    were  injured.     The
entire  day  was set  apart for"" jollification and the day. will ever live in
the memory of the inhabitants.    The
federal government   tonight tendered
a, banquet to the oflicers of the visiting warships ut the parliament House
at  which Lord Xorthcote,  governor-
general    of '' the  commonwealth and
prime minister Deakin mado brilliant
speeches,   throughout   which prominence was given to the friendly feeling
which exists    between the   Commonwealth and the United States.,   Hear
Admiral  Sperry,  commander' in chief
of the American" ileet replying on behalf  of the American navy,, declared
that a   rupture   between the English
speaking nations  would  not  only be
a loss but a crime.    Tonight Admiral Sperry-was presented with an .address  by  the. Commonwealth.       The
city tonight, is a spectacle of magni-
licence and splendor.
All the public buildings are ablaze
with electric lights, notable in this
respect    being    the   -Commonwealth
State buildings and Princess bridge
of the Central Hallway, where a
striking illumination picture of the
battleship was displayed. ■
RESCUED INDIAN CHIEFS'
Victoria, B. C, Aug. 31.—A hundred
Indians of Salmon 4-Vrm just south of
Kamloops are threatening' to go on
the warpath,' fearing that they are
about to have their fishing ,- rights
taken away from them. Local author,
ities state that the situation'1 has gpt
beyond their control. On Wednesday,
last two Indian chiefs were arrested
for seting fish traps illegally, but were
rescued from the court house by a
band of fifty Indians.
VADNAIS DID NOT
IMPLICATE WIFE
Charged All  the  Shooting to  Bissett,   the
Brother-in-law — He Told His
Story in Court
Cardston, Aug. 20.— The .Vadnais ginning of the affair. Mr. Vadaais.
preliminary hearing case^ was called bad returned from Cardston in a
up at about 4.30 on Saturday after-' troublesome mood.
' il
noon, before Insp. Belcher, of .the JR.
X.W.M.P.,  of Pincher  Creek.
Tho accused, Mr. Bissett and Mrs.
He found the family at supper and
ordered Bissett out of the house and
upon his refusal tried to put kin
out.    As others present clung to him,
JOHN STANSFIELD
DENIES IT ALL
M. P. for Colchester Makes
Statement Concerning
Charges
ination for the federal house' to Hon.
J. J. Foy.
Kostner & Lyons
insurance, Real Estate, General Agents
Halifax, .Aug. 31.—John Stansfield,
If. V., has addressed a statement respecting Alonzo "Ft. Baine, charged
with violating the Dominion Election Act in connection with the election oi" the 28th of November last, in
which he declared that he did not before, at thc time, or since the election, himself, or through anyone else
have any dealings in any way with
said A. H. Baine, in respect to politics or anv other matter.    In regard
i
to the election, ho says: "1 went into it, 'passed through it, and came
out of it with clean hands. 1 in no
way violated the law. (1 instructed
my friends and supporters to strictly
observe the law in every particular
and they have since assured ine they
did "so.,-  •
Vadnais, wero represented by P. J. Mr. V. could not, eject him, so fee-
IVolan, the noted criminal lawyer of gave up tho attempt and ran outside
Calgary. Thu prosecution was con- lo the granary where he procured a.
ducted by Corporal Miles of Twin club and came back for Bissett with
Lakes Detachment,  who made tho ar-  his club raised. '
rests and his evidence was the first! As Mr, Vadnais went to step uj» to
taken. He showed that ho had been the threshold, being some six lect-
called to tho scene through Mr. Ver- away. Air. Bissett stood in tho door-
non Shaw, who came for him at the way and tired, indicting the woumd.
request of the Hendry brothers.. Mr. in the chest und left upper arm. "Wit-
Shaw had been sworn in as a con-" ness was positive'that he heard.only
stable pro tern and the two repaired  ono shot fired,
with all haste to tho scene of the I Mr. Vadnais, tho injured man in th^
trouble, ft' was dark but by the as- alTray, was the next witness. * He
distance of a lantern o he found "Mr. | told of his attempt to put Mr. Bis-
Vadhais lying wounded in the Hon- sett out of the house and' said that,
dry granary, Airs. Vadnais with a B. threatened him with a knife and
A-i calibre revolver in ,hcr hand near when he returned' with th«> club ami
by and irr. Bissett .with his gun, was going to enter, Mr. B. shot him.
pocketed. The two had been arrest- He turned and tied to the corral, 125
ed, searched, and their weapons tak- yards from his house, changed his
en from them. When approached Mrs. mind and started ■ for Hendry's, the
Vadnais had said "1 want a doctor nearest neighbors, Mr. B. chasing hiiu
for this man—I shoot to protect my- toward their ranch. When part way
self.", jover he  fell to the ground  with his-
,The guns were placed in evidence, arm partly under his head. . B, was
each having one cartridge discharged shouting,,to him to come back. .While
—a big .-1-1 and a 02 calibre small, on the ground he was shot, again,
pocket pistol. ' when he again got up and started to
The eonstuble brought all  of  them   run  for  Hendry's.     The   house     was
to  Cardston with Mr.  Shaw's-assist-  locked   and  Hendry said to  put him
anco, placing Mi*. .Vadnais in the caro   in the-granary and    ho  was carried
of Dr.   Stacpoole,  who  was the next1 there, by two  of the  Hendry's,
witness called. I    But before    falling    to  thu ground
He described the .Hounds.' stating he hnd grabbed Hendry andt tried' to
that the bullets had passed through hold him .between himself ' and Ais
the right forearm just above the assailant, but Hendry, jerked away
wrist and the other had struck the" and grabbed Mr. B., causing the gun
third rib on the left side of the ster-' to   fall   to   the   ground   from   whence
ROYAtTY INMOTOR-
UPSET IN DITCH
Berlin, Sept. 1.—Particulars of an
automobile accident lo Crown, Prince
Friedrich Wilholm and the Crown
Princess, during their recent1 visit to
Met/,, hnvo just leaked out. A hay
cart-forced the Prince's motor into a
ditch whero it turned over. The occupants of tho car suffered no injury
but wero una'blo to get from under
the machine until peasants camo .to
their assistance. The crown prince
handod over a sum of monoy for the
benefit of the poor section.
MILK   RIVER   COMMISSION
A BIG FIRE
IN MONTREAL
The undersigned respectfully beg to announce that they
have entered into partnership in this line, and take this
opportunity of thanking the public for the liberal patronage extended to them individually in thc past, and
bespeak for the new firm a generous share of your
patronage.
Yours for business,
M. A, RASTER
C. E. LYONS
V
Montreal, Aug. .11.—A firo which
hroko out at six o'clock, just as tho
omployeos wero leaving tho building,
did $00,000 (lnhiogo lo tho big pro-
duco Hloruge wnrehouso of Guiiii Lang
lols & Co,, which at tho timo of tho
lire contained over half a million dollars worth of butler, cheeso and eggs
Good work by tho ilromon, nHHiHtod
by the employecH of tho company,
kept tlm hlu/.o confined to tho com-
piirtmout In which it started, though
for u time thoro was (hmgor of tho
flro roach lug tlio ammonia tank In con
iicctioii with the freezing plants. Tho
loss Ik fully covorod by lnmirnnco,
H"aT"Gofi^OWr—GrounTj"^n~"lnfeTTOT
tional Boundary to Settle Dis.
pute About Waters
Helena, Aug. 31.—For the purpose
of ascertaininf and agreeing on the
controlling factors of the, * irrigation
waters supply and allied matters, as
a basis for negotiations for the division of thc waters of the, Milk river
and St! Mary's lake und river be.
tween Canada and the United States,
an international'commission has just
completed a trip over the St. Mary's
lak country," the St. Mary's-river and
the Milk river in Canada.
Henry N. Savage, supervising en.
gincor in the northwest of thc reclam.
ntion service, who wus one of the
commissioners was in tho city today.
The other members were: Director,
,F. II. Newell, of Washington, liend
of the reclamation service, represent,
ing the departfent of state; Dr. F. W.
King, of Ottawa, Canada, represent,
ing the Canadian government; and
John Stewnrt, superintendent of irri.
gntio in Alberln.
Mr, Savage snys that work has
been started on tho Milk river pro.
ject, Fquipment is being assembled
ut the site of the Dodson damfJOQ
teams nre nt work on tho ciinnl sys.
tern and before September 1 there will
be another hundred tennis at work.
num, had glanced and lodged, in the
muscle of the arm from which it hri.fi
been extracted on thc morning of the
25th. He identified' tlio bullet iiro-
duced by Corporal Miles.
The'third witness' was a "French
Canadian who did not speak English
so an. adjournment was had, until
"7~r30™in tho-ovoirirajr;—itt—which™tiino"
Miss Stewart of the .Public School
staff, was induced reluctantly to act
as interpreter.
The witness had seen the first shot
fired and knew the details of the be-
witness  said  Mrs.   Vadnais  picked  it.
up.
As  it  was 'near ten  o'clock, in the
evening,   as  counsel   for the, accused,
Mr".  Xolah..asked .that Mrs.   Vadnais."
be .released from custody but Mr. Jus
tice Belcher    could  . not see  it "that ■
way,  but ruled  that he  would  com-
"mit- b"oth~ioT~ti"ini'—niid-irllow—Mxs=—
Vadnais a release on $2,000 bail and
would hold Mr.  Bissett in custody.
The same evening Mr. and Mrs.
Vadnais with their children departed'
for the ranch.
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C.P.R. BLOCKED
EAST OF WINNIPEG
WYOMING MINES
TO CLOSE DOWN
THE TRIAL OF THE HAINES
New York, Aug. 31.—After a conference today with District Attorney
Jerome, with regard to the. plan of
the proHccution to be adopted by him
in tho trinl of Cnpt. Peter Huins, Jr.,
nnd his brother T. Jenkins Huiim,
charged with the killing of W, K.
Annis, August 15th, the district nt.
torney ol Queen's County mild, thnt
ho wiib going to bo lately governed
In his preparations of the ciiho by
Mr, Jerome, Mr, Dnrrlri «nid ho
would do Huh because of tlio similar,
ity of tho ciiho of Harry K. Tluiw,
tho prosecution of which Mr, Jeromo
conducted nnd thnt of the Mains
IlroH.
Fifteen   Passenger
Held Up at Way
Stations
Trains
llutte, Mont., Aug, MI.—ln coiihc.
qui'iieu ol lint failure of the conl mine
iipcrntorN nnd initio workers to rcnoli
nn ngrci-nii'iit nl a, nonfenjiiee which
wiih held in thin oily lust Fridny and
Saturday ull of the mines in tlio
state, of WyoimiiK under the control
of thn mine operators' inwiointion ol
Wyoming were closed down tonight
and will veiniiin dosed for un indef.,
inili' period.
MOTHER   AND   CHILDREN
DROWNED
New York,.Supt. 1,-Mrn, "Uiehard
Kinleriiiiiolier, JW years old of Ilrook.
I*.n .tti.l hi r two child''."!!, Ida 11
yearn old nnd Uiehnrd 4 years old,
*.*.<•!'<< drowned ul lli'mid Chann.-l, Jt*.
milieu liny Inst night. The boy ncci.
dentally toppled overboard. * Ida
Hcreiimed und then Jumped overboard
to hiivc lilm. Tho girl lonuiigrd to
reach her brother but wus drugged
under th« Mirhu'e. juil a» Mrn. Uudut*.
muclier, who Imd been attracted by
Ihe girl's ory, reached tin* Hcene. Tin?
mother without hciiUling dived alter
her children.
JOE  MARTIN  UNDECIDED
Vnneouver, Aug, .11,—Joseph Martin
returned todny from u three months'
trip to the old country, He utuleu
thnt he iH yet undecided nn to who.
ther or not ho will enter federal pol.
ItlCh.
STABBED THE AGENT
Three HiverH, Que,, Aug. 31.—Ln.
fontftine. (' P It nintlon neo-nt nt.
Crnndi'x Hill wiih Htuobed hy ono of
n party of fighting shnnly men, whom
Im hnd remonstrated with for crenting
it disturbance in tlio Htation, The
rvHBfiilniit wu» nrrontcd, but IiIh niimo
iH not known hero. Mr, Lufotituin.)
it-, seriously though not fatally iu.
jured.
Winnipeg, Mnn,, .Sept. 1.—Fifteen
passenger trains he-sides nil freight
nnd stock trains on the lino of the
C.F.R. between Winnipeg and Fort
Willinm, are held up nt wny stations
nnd side trncks between theso two
points ns n result of n cloud burst
which Hooded tho mnin line between
Horner uricl Tgnnce on Sunday morn,
ig. Tt is stated by rnilway men to
bo one of tho worst disasters of thU
kind that hns ever happened in West,
ern Ciimida. Not a train has reached
Winnipeg from the east since Satin*.
day morning nnd it In estimated thnt
from eight to ten thousnnd people nre
being kept waiting at point.1-, ulong
the line. In addition lo this, eiiHtern
mnilH in transit to points through the
Went nre nil held bnck for from flf.
ty to sixty hours uh mnil going eiiHt
und nil express mntter likewise linn
been delayed for tlin period, Kurl
Clrey nnd party nro on ono of the Into
triilim,
THE WHALE SEASON
San Francisco, Cal,, -\ug. 31.—Ad*.
vices from the Arctic received today
Blnte that 25 whales have been caught
at the stations at I'oint Barrow,
Point Hope and St. Lawrence Island.
Most of the whales were small but
considerable bone was obtained.
Nearly nil the vessels of the whaling
fleet, did well in tho spring nnd it is
thought large catches will be reported,
when they return from their cruise
to the westward.
SCRAP ATTORONTO
Toronto, Aug, 30.—Wm, Grey,
blacksmith, nged 20 wns stubbed'
twice in tho body and once in the
neck by John Malono, nged C5 in t»
row at Heverly St., Saturday after.,
noon. Grey snys Mnlone wns ns.
saulting n woman boarder nnd kc
went, to her rescue.
MORE MEN AT FORT WILLIAM
Fort Willinm, Aug. :!().—Anolher
curloud of men arrived today to work-
in the shops nnd round house, It ig
claimed tliut over twenty of these nro
competent machinists, Several of
the men nre ready nnd are beint?
moved to Winnipeg,
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GRAIN RECEIPTS SMALL
Fort Willinm, Aug, 27,-Roceipts of
gruin nt the tormina] points here nm
fulling off till tho present avcrago does
not run over 20 cars,
LORD STRATHCONA'S AGENT
Montreal, Sept, ].—Itobt, Turnbull,
Lord  Slratlicona'M representative.    In
Montrenl,™"illed  yesterday     of pnetu
monia, aged 07 yenrs.
A SERIOUS MISTAKE
London, Out,, Sept.   ].—Mintnkirig
lend   stools for    muhliroorns    nearly
caused the deulli of four personH, Mr,
and Mrs. N,. Kimball and two board.
ers.
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SET FIRE TO BARN8
Ilrocl'villo, Ont., Aug.'.II,—Tlio po.
lice nro wntching for a tramp who
ilcttroyc'd the LaniM arid outbuilding"*,
of a farmer nauwA William Curtia,
living in Leeds county. Curtis refused
to allow the Irntnp a night'* lodging
and Die man immediately if-t tbe
buildlnge on fire.
The Original and the Standard
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THE    DISTRICT   LEDGER,    FERNIE,   B.   C.,    SATURDAY,   SEPTEMBER   5,    1908.
The District Ledger
$1 a Year in Advance.
Address all Communications to the
"Manager"   District   Ledger,   Fernie,
B. C'
Rates   for  advertising  on   application.
W.  S. STANLEY,   MANAGER.
Saturday Specials !
Horseshoe Pears, Peaches, Strawberries and Kasp-
berries, regular 25c, speoial 20c. per can.
Horseshoe Salmon, reg. price 20c, special 2 for 35c.
W. J.  BLUNDELL
TRADES UNIONISM
Trades  unionism  is    doing    things
•collectively that cannot be done individually. Like the marshalling of
an army, it realizes that there is danger  that  it  is   unable  to   meet  that
. danger while acting , as individuals
and organizes and drills its forced to
lake care of itself.
, Trades unionism means collective
bargaining; it realizes that labor is
a force and a strong factor in the industries of the world; that the force
to which it has hitherto been opposed
have ceased to do their busincs individually and arc organized into
syndicates, pools and trusts, and that
the organization of these forces bodes
«o good, but ill, to labor while it
remains unorganized; that unorganized it cannot get the just fruits of its
.labor and forms itself into an or-
ganization,t, thereby expecting .to,
and insisting that, whatever bargaining is done it must be for the collective body and not for the individual. It has no enmity to the man of
■wealth, the capitalist. It seeks to
pull no man down,,but to elevate itself. Unfortunately the capitalist
arrogant in his position, assumes
that there, is only one side of the
question to be considered, that he is
capable of ".running his own business," and that labor must be content ' to accept just such conditions
•as his business or lack of business
Itnowledge will .permit.
When labor organizes the capitalist
naturally gets alarmed, and if circumstances permit, tries to force
back the recognition of the other factor, feeling that -to recognize it is
going to interfere with his profits,
compel him to deal justly., with his
-workmen and improve the conditions by which they are surrounded.
Hence there is a resort to all kinds
of methods that could not be exceeded by the crudest methods of barbarians in order to beat down and
defeat the efforts of the workers.
These sometimes result" in violation
of the law, sometimes in murder and
bloodshed, ■ and are generally  caused
"by^th'TTitctioTitr^f'^cclTil'TroliwsT^lio"
are supposed lo be guardians of the
peace, and instead are rulliians and
hirelings of the corporations, who
■would disgrace a "Bashi Bazouk."
.Evidence of that character is now
very plentiful in Alabama.
Trades unionism is not now, nor
ever was, an advocate of lawlessness.
It depends on the justice and right
eousness of thc ' cause, to force its
way to a recognition of its rights and
not in anarchy and, riot and, bloodshed. Unfortunately capital gen
erally is not so scrupulous iri its me
thods; it cares not how it succeeds if
it can' only succeed at all. Tho deep
est, darkest and blackest crimes recorded in history, and, we -might say,
thousands not,recorded, hnvo been
and nre being committed every day
by the hireling of the insntiuble greed
of the anarchists in the ranks of the
capitalists today, They are the
worst enemies to tho government nnd
to the cnpitul thai is disposed to be
just and fair and to tho wage earner
that can be. found in this broad lund.
Trades unionism does not believe in
"duns conflict." It is not un udvo-
■eatn of hnto, but one of lovo,, It does
not preach organization because, it
IintoH the mnn with wealth, but because it does not beliese thnt. the
man with wealth hns got more thnn
his share, in tho business und seeks
to prevent it in future, It insists it
ia a oo.pnrtuei* in the development of
industry und in its prosecution to n
successful end, It wants tu be fair
ond just in ull its dealings with the
employer. It will conduct ils campaign along peace Jul lines nnd Is
bound to hnve its principles recog.
nined, mid its policy pursued.
Kvidenee of this is to bo found in
tlio largo number of employers who
have recognized this principle and
urn today meeting their employees
an a man mIkuiIiI do with man and
-reasoning out the mutter before
adopting a wage nonlr, And this
number is increasing und will continue. They have arrived ut tlie
oiieliihlon thnt induMriul peace
is better than industrial wur; that it
iiii'iiiih good feeling with them nud
(lie employe.-, nnd with that good
feeling both get. better results thnn
having embryonic war continually;
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A PART OF VICTORIA AVENUE, THE PRINCIPAL BUSINESS STREET
(Photo   by   W.   G.   Barclay   .Michel.)
and   the.   amount   involved   is   about
$7,000.
Mr., Stoddard is an active worker
in politics, being allied to the Conservative party, and is also' a nro-
minent fraternal society man. This
denouement consequently created a
great  sensation.
LOCALS.
We did not ' notice a. very large
crowd of capitalists present at E. H.
Kingsley's meeting on Monday night.
The workers were there aiid went
away well pleased with Mr. King,
sely's address.
Fred Waylett has opened up just,
opposite the King .Edward Hotel. As
Fred is - an old time print man he
ought to make good. Watch for his
ad. next issue.
Posters are out announcing a La.
bor Day celebration at Cranbroik.
The Fats of Cranbrook and our i la
Reliable Fats are scheduled to play
I all. Cheap rates will be obtainable
on the C. ?. R.    See Chas. Fyi».
The. Free. Press received their car ol
machinery on Tuesday and all hand-
TTlT--;"M~v~Ulf 1 PDTj i tig"' hr.-'sa me
Our now cement b -ilding is being
reshed as fast as possible. The .nit.
St should wfich here in about tuc
w — k;. r.rw, and our readers can '•■.-
f.^i-*!. n  ' t<-ttcr Ledge"   than evr
A rumor which we hepe is niu. true
U i* 'ip r.rfund to U.e effect inn*, the
steam laundry is not to e resumed.
Don'.t get cold feet Casey, the citizens will back you up nnd thus help
to run out some of' our measley al.
.mond   eyed   Chinks,
Ross Bros, late of the Queen's ho.
tel have sold out to Mr. Robichand,
and are contemplating going into
business  in  Vancouver.
Don't forget the Salvation Army
benefit on Monday,1, A good pro.
gramme has been arranged.
President F. IT. Sherman returned
on Tuesday's fitter from a short visit
to Tuber.
J. A. Macdonnld paid our city a
flying visit during  the  week,
We are pleased to see A, W, Blens.
dell buck to town, und ablo to be
around again.
Joe Whelan ,of Wallace, Idaho, wns
visiting in our city a few dnys last
week with his brothers of tho Nu.
pancc.
J. "Peek" MeSwuney, an old time
printer blew into town Inst week.
lie thinks Fernie looks good to him
for a few.
Genre Meikle now says ho is going
to start up at Michel, and nlreudy
hus a ear of machinery on the way,
The Rev. Hat, superintendent of
Baptist Missions for Manitoba nnd
Un; North West, conducted special
services here lust Thursday, using the
.Methodist Church.
contract has been let to Messrs.' Dig-
by and Waldo who will commence
work  immediately.   „
The re-building of Bean Bros.
Foundry has already started, and is
undo.:* the , care of Messrs. Egg and
Haldane, architects. Tho building is
being planned on modem lines and
will be of solid concrete walls and
fireproof.
Inquiry Into the Steamboat
Disaster on Lake
0
Winnipeg
Winnipeg, Sept. 2.—-Several points
of*importance bearing on the appalling loss of life in the burning of the
6teamer, Premier, at Warren's Landing last month were brought out at
the opening session of -the inquiry
before Commander Spain in the court
house yesterday afternoon.
■Amtoine Coutre, of Selkirk; whose
wife was among the victims, swore
that the, main-stairway of the'vessel
waV"blockecl~by two piles ofwoodT
He also declared an. Indian named
Hart, "wha was-employed as watchman at the landing was in the habit
of sleeping at his post, , Captain
Stevens, Coutre said, seemed to be
paralyzed during thc disaster and
stood on the wharf without doing
anything to stop the1 flames or rescue those in danger,
Coutre said that had aa attempt
been made the vessel he thought
might have been saved. In the examination of the steamboat Inspector
Phillips it was brought out that thc
Premier had no certificate covering
her electric lighting equipment, as
required by law.
Several witnesses were examined
during the forenoon and the session
wns adjourned until 10.30 this morning".
Explosives  Create  Serious
Injuries to a Man Near
Taber
Ihe low price Cash Store
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You may be only dreaming!
We're iiere to help and cheer you   ,
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So Come Along!
> Rums^Hn Heat Wants
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W. R. McDougall
Dealeryin Boots &
~^^^Shues=:=:^:^Tr^unks^^^   u
Valises, Suit-cases
Single and Double Harness
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O. B LYON
Chartered Accountant
and Insurance.
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LET US FICUHE OUT HOW yOU STAffD
waaamhnI
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Don't go elsewhere to be
cheated, come right here.
"TOM      BECK
An Old Face in the
Right Place
A.  W. Bleasdell, Druggist
Open for business in a few days
I beg to announce to my many
customers that I will be open
■    for business at the old stand
in a few days.
A.  C. LIPHARDT
Watchmaker and Jeweller.
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Dominion Meat Co.
Dealers in all, kinds of
Fresh and Salt Meats
Fish and Poultry in Season
Victoria Ave.
Fernie
A Sensation
Taber, Sept. 1,—A. farewell party
was tendered Kldar • 0, ... Shult/.,
last eveninft in Shirt',. Opera House,
prior to his departure lor a mission
to thn Netherlands,'
llirche's orchestra was at its best.
The spacious hull wns well filled und
a  thoroughly enjoyable evening was
spent,    The  proceeds  wero     amply
large enough to convince Mr. Shultz
Hint ho hns many friends in Taber.
James Parks  und  family of Spo.
A new ten fnot .si-urn ol pond coal kuno, WuKhinpton, arrived in Tuber
is  reported   to  have  ben   struck  at this morning with  u cur of house.
Hosmer. I hold   nffects  nnd   machinery.    They
T, Hipps went to Colemnn on Tues.' nre desirous of securing u. homestead
day evening.   Tom is combining bus.. und will make their homo in Tuber.
iiu'ss   with   pleasure   .He   is  expect. I    As the result of n shocking    und
inp  to  meet   Mrs,   Hipps,  who  with ' painful accident yesterdiiy F. H. Hen.
Miss Kvejyn is on her way home, uf. demon, who is living with hit) fain.
t"r u few months visit in Kiiplund.    j ily on his homesteud near Woodpeck.
Hii-hop D.uit.'well, win in the city ' er, is suffering the Inns of his thumb,
lust week in the interests nf the fa.   the index and thn tip of thn seoond
tlmlic eaiise und  report*,    that    thn lingers of the right hnnd.
church will he rebuilt lure on u larp.I    It nppeurs tliut Mr,    Henderson's
jer ••.'•nlo thnn  before, | miiiiII  boys found nt or nenr by the
I    Alex,  Keehy, nn Aiislrlnii, foremnn  eoal mine, «iini(i nitro glycerino cups
I .if ii const met ion crew on the (I. N,,  tn-od for the explosion of giunt j»ow.
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M:i 1 v.-i-i 1; IT x'".\- tiihen to the "Mi. 1hln.;lm.* they wer- men* jilny tlniu.'1
ehel hospital hut died the <<umt' niphl brought them home and were in the
I ut I0.H0. He win buried ut Michel. ! net of ponging out of one. of them
I The new residence of Willinm the powder. The father fenrlng they
j Lancaster on Stork avenue which  li  might  pet   injured,  took   thn  explo.
R. ADDISON
Blairmore, Alta,
Funeral Director and
Undertaker
REVISING THE TARIFF
Washington, Sept. l.—Sonntor Mno.
Cumber who has just returned from
a visit to President Roosevelt nnd
Seo.-etury Tuft today expressed tho
opinion thnt the extra session of Con.
press which is to bn culled after the
fourth of nexl Mnroh for the revision
of the tariff, will bo of long duration
und thnt il will witness innny stub,
born contests over the various sched.
ulcs which it is proposed to change,
J. C. KENNY
High-Class
Merchant Tailor
GARBUTT BUSINESS COLLEGE
Cnlgnry, Alta.
Prepared to tnkri nny number of
candidates,
..  F. G. GARBUTT, Principal.  ,.
ALBERTA BOARDING HOU8E
Hoimer, B. C.
Ilonrd nnd room $20,00 per month
Mrs. Detleauret, Prop.
ALL WI1ITB 11FJ.P
Ireland Gets Better Treatment
But Still Demands Home Rule
AE2£ Hamilton
Tinsmith and Plumber
We can furnish you with estimates in
anything in our line.
MHNM
■Ml-
FtRNIE'S EXCLUSIVE SHOE STORE
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
W. F. Muirhead & Co.
Hammond & Mcintosh
ELECTRICIANS
A full stock of fixtures in a day or so
In Calgary
Cftlpnry, September *!.—Delected  in
the   work   of  Kindiup  out   Roods   be
IlHlBijiK   t'*   the   (jru.-pe-vou   Co.,   nil.,!.-
wile (trocfrs of Catpnry, (.corpe T.
Stoddard, hmd i-hipper for the com-
pnny. found lunwir hi n d'cid.Ilv
nnpleac«nt predicament on Hftturof;-
morrini? Innt. It is nlntfd Ihnt tho
theft of gooOt troin the. company him
b«.!rt, Rolng on for the Innt flvo years
under construction, is well udvunc
ed. .Messrs, Kpp nnd Huldune nre
the urehitects,
Poor ten is poor economy—use "Sn-
Indii" and you will appreciate tlm
cxPclllcTif. (|imlifle«i cf hlcli-pnide f.-u.
The .Salvation Armny linvo com-
ph'ti-.l .•irrnnfeincnfs through Mnjur
I*'. Morris, of Viuicnuver He'idijuur-
tt»r«*, for the f-reetion of a new cit-
nd.-l here. The building which hns
b'-en ih-fiirned by Metisrii KpR nnd
HaWarn-, ar."biUr.t*. of thi* -fity, vriW
lw» of Tocf.f iIto*' , F.»rnfo, hrfrV, with
concrete trimminpd and flnixhcil
throughout in nn up-lotlate viny. The
ever, poured from one of Hum some
powder upon the hot stove, which
instantly ignited, the llnrnu followitip
the. stream of powder into the cap,
explodilip it into countlimH pieces with
the above riccf-rilx-il results. Dr.
I.t-ai-h dn-Hst'il his injuries.
Th" f-irin.T' linvc don- a riiOiln/r;
bu-iiin's*, today dispo.sinK of their
pruin nl. W) cents p<'r bushel.
Tiie "Conl City Trading Co., lint
ut ln*t (i|M-firi| its thmrt to tho tj»-n.
•r-ral -piil-.tr, ^/tyrthiU: Dcm-noi*1 Titf>*
Hof'1?. It mrtit* ft henvy Ilnfl of
dry rwhIs, grocerie*. htrdwaro nnd
clothiii)'.
Dublin, Sept. 12.— At u meotliiK nl
mo ii'iiir.ii i\rnntri ui ifui bui..™.
Irish l^npun yoHtonhiy .lohn K«l-
mond, who pnwldivl, dlluteil upon tlin
Importimi-i, of tho Inst purlhimoiitnry
wsshm ns fur an Ircluml wu'b con-
cerncl, He conslderiHl Unit tho Irish
TTnlvi'iNlty Itill (vim one nt tho Rr.vit-
est eni.iuci|).»Uon moiiNiircsi nf Uio con-
toii und Iut would ulwtij-.'i he proud
of his slmr.i in itt ndojition.
Ir.»lnti.t, Ji.4 ftilit, woulrl recetvc near
ly four million dollar* a your undor
the old npe p..*nnion» bill which would
Ix-wfit Mvenxy thou«4n«11 people in
riuUnl. '1'Iu--jh> and uiixav iw.-tuvii'tii
wera thn ■mtisumtlal nwult of iho p»r-
ll/imwit/iry work.
Ilo uttered a wnrnlnff to tho Drlt-
.ui. Klu'iif nuii-iil niiwcvcf, ttuii VYmin
xs'an Htlll Importnnt work to Im, dono
lu connection with the hind IcrIsIu-
tion In thn ronpi'Hted dlHlrlctn, fn.fi-
Injr which the KntionrilistH could not
bo rcNpormlhlo for thn mntntennnco
nf f.h(» iienee nt Trclnnrf.
A resolution war adopted embody-
Iuk thu cUMtumuiy ilviimiid fofi huuiu
rule, Another r^olutton offerml by
.lohn Dillon neon umtninmunly c»rri«l
thnnklnp; Uiclr klnnmen of tho United
StfttM for tho invltntinn extonrtod to
John Htxlmond and .iut*evh Ilevlin to
ulUiul, lUu a-.uvfciU.uu ul tl-x UulUd
Irlib iMiftxie ot America to he told
In Uio fall At JlontoD.
H^mc Bank of Canada
WE   WILL   TAKE  CATIE
of youn suhvlus
CASH   AJ*"n   VATEtiS
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W.C.B.Manson, Mgr., Fernie

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