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Array .7-.,,-.. t'-.-vv-.: .«,-* -a,;.,*wov. woifary.'   7'JU?f.
Industrial Unity iSiStren-^tn
Tbe Official Orgra.ni of .District No. 18,- XT. M. W, off -A.
VOt. IV.   No
FERNIE,   B. C,   JANUARY 9tli,   1S09
1
at^L^fli^S
olitica.1 Unity is Victory
^
fV
T^
$1.00 aYcar
Owing to the faict that we^ have hot been able to move into pi|f new permanent premises and having a large stock on^
hau^^it is necessary to make room for bur Spring goods," and ,
hjave decided to give the people of Fernie an opportunity of
ftirnishing at a greatly  redu in the stors,
including Furtiiture of Every Description
... Bedding-of every every variety, ^
.. ,?-.-", PictureiSarCarpets.' Rugs *. Linol-
I '7s eums, ^oilet^:$ets,.- Roll.. Top . |.g
v'*^- DeskV^nk'J'Mirrors**.- «-.-■■■.-■■•
i«"Mt e*-;a    .>\- .-■ '.     ' •'   ' ;*'*  "   .
„■•■.■ ,*•.*■■    ■«-i/-*^- •*    ,.-.,...,     ,.-■*.,-■;   -
J. H.    REID
Discount of 20 per cent
Sale opens Sat. Jarty. 16 for two weeks
Household Furnisher
Stoves  and   Ranges,  Window
Shades, Curtain Poles, and; all
Window .' Trimmings,   Kitchen,
"Cabinets', Etc  ,      ' ,,.,-'
FERNIE, B. C.
THE STORE OF QUALITY
,, This is no catch phraso, noithor do wo claim for it
I i any attompt at originality—it is simply a repetition
of our customers' appreciation as expressed in tho
!. store and wo intend to live up to our reputation.
Have you tried our
CANNED   FRUITS
Thoy aro pronounced to almost equal the appearance of fresh fruits, This wiih tho remark expressed hy a friend who visited tho house of
pno of our customers, This is not tho, only tosti-
• niony—lot ushaveyours. ,
HERCHMER'S
PLATFORM
Does Not Include Glean City
Clause-Vote for Eckstein
Tho platform of ,S, Horchmor was
recoivod loo into for publication, U
waB also (oo lato for comment us our
forms woro just being closed. Ouo
vory oasentlal .thing wo n-ilosod on il
was a plank covering a "deoont city."
Why has' Mr, Hardliner loft tills unimportant planlc out of hlo pint form V ,
Clo back throo years nnd pot, pur-
tlcularu of tho wator deal that Mr,
Horchmor was mixed up in, llemom-
bor tho trip to Nolson, Is It wlno to
havo such a man for mayor? Think
for yoursolvos. Ho has only docldod
to como out whon it Is too Into for
comment,
Voto for a decent pity.
A GOOD LIST
SUCCESSFUL BREAD MAKING
depends lnrgoly upon the quality of the Hour you
uso.   All who liave tried these two brands;
[•A
Mother's  Favorite
Pride  of Alberta
h
Pronounce it to be the equal if not thu Mipuiior to
any brand thoy formerly used.    Wo reeon.mcnd the'
,   former for household, tho latter for luilcers.
AGENTS TO THE TRADE FOR THE ABOVE FLOUR
The Fernie Industrial &
Provident Co-Op. Society
t-\fr*»   %m*     *    "■*
*V..r-,.''••''«'.,     '.il
<l .,.. -» "  :*»
TWELVE GOOD MEN TO
CHOOSE FROM
The followliis men nro now In tlm
Held hh nldormon In oppniiitlnn to tlm
mon put forward hy the T. and I., con*
volition. Any of tlmn.' Kont lumen
should bo nci'i-plnl-lo iih thoy have nil
proved by thoir '.iih* to he men of nood
himlnoHH ability, lUitweoii tho T. and
1,, mini nnd tln-iio lust six un uxcup-
llonnlly kouiI council (ould bo picked
up with I.. I1, KcltHioln iih mayor,
NEW  NOMINEES
\V, 0, Unrclny
I', .lohtiHou
h. K. McDonald
A.   II.  Crt'o
.1. ].. C il ten "
II. Iliithle
T, and L NOMINEES
T. ISIK--.S
\V. nirkcn
W, Cnnipholl
T    I'titU.di'o
\V. Hlocltwoll
-il *-	
COMMUNICATION
TERRIBLE EPIDEMIC
ISjIOWFEARED
Typhoid Breaks Out in Italian Cities-Lack of
Pure Water Cause for Fear-Living Population to be Compulsory Removed
To tho Kditor of tho Leilm-r:
Hoar Sir*. On thn dny following tho
district election report tho bulloin of
Iocnl union No. 2C4R which Imd boon
delayed on nrrount of ntnnm, arrived
at lho dlntrlct offlco but the dl.it •I.*"*
board refuoed to (ount nnnie, Tlihj
poll would have elected ni" »>v BO
majority.     I« this fnlr?
J. A. PIcDONAM).
QUEEN  HELENA  CALLS  OFF BIRTHDAY FESTIVITIES
HOME, Jan. 0—Dispnti'liOK received to-day from Moss-inn nnd
liogpio i nil i en to tlmt nl t liotifjrli iho situation is in some rospoutH bolter, i'resh complications havo arisen, typhoid bavin*,' broken out in
MoNHinn,
Tlio lni'k of puro wator uitd tho iiif.-roiiKitiij; pollution of tli<! air
oiuini'h tho pot'sotiH in cliiirufo of tho |{od (Jposh work to four a torril'li*
opidomio. Tho modioal iidniiiUHlratioii in oonlVtvnco with tho <.rn\-
I'l'iimont anllioritii'H aro cotiNidoriiiK tin* comptilsufy removal of all
tho living in the doKtroyod cities.
Tho "work of Honroliinn* under Iho ruiim Iiiik idmost cohhoiI ho*
i'iiiiho thoro jh uo (.xpoeiatiou of l'iiidiui*; ony one alivo, Tho roN«in,«
pnrtieK find only oorpsof, Tho onrtli ttvinors font imi.-, i-iuisint;
I'i'ohIi apjirohonHion amon*» lho alrondy painfully afVodn! HtirvivorH
and I ho woi'ki'i'K fn.nu out«ido,
No Festivities in Italy
(^l.aai, Il.Iii... !...., ,..,.,.,. Hn   .;iitl:.,:-!i;.., ;;:.,! ;..;•!    <>'•■<*•,*.'>!:•..!.
U»)y md lu i'ii*,',•;*,'.■ 'in ))■<' uyiii) foliui)* •. mi hrr Mjlhi' >y i*i"d l*')*!
day,     Tho quci.'it added thai nIio intended hpe.ndiiij; lier birthday in
iiuihin-j- lho woiiiulod.
Searehin*,' pavtioH relate tunny iimtunees of wonderful lendernoKM
lo imiiiinlN, vine jinny allrai-leil n,v moans nene.nu ,i juic ol' liei-ris
I'o-ajiut iVveriKhly lo romove tho stulY. Thoy presently I'otind ihe vie.
tint but it wiih only a donkey. However the soldiers earofully lift-
fd it out and look it to tho barracks where every cure was lavished
upon it.
Dead Number 200,000
Homo, .Tan. ft—Kin**: Knuimtmo! haw addressed an order of the
dny to tbo army and navy in which lie snys he hns njj*uin hud persomi!
proof ol" heroism of tho Koldiorn and sailors, and commends highly
the mon of the foreign wnrxhjpM in unitiiiK their ••(Turin lo -.how of
the valorous Italian officers and sailors. British naval officorx estimate the totnl number of .loud nt l-.00.000.
Wear
Fit   Reform
Clothing
There is a Reason
Come in and let us
Tell   you   about   it
Headquarters for
Invictus Shoes and
Standjield's Underwear
The Big Departmental Store
TRITES-WOOD CO., Ltd*
Victoria Ave,
Fernie, B. C. -PAGE TWO
THE  DISTRICT, LEDGER,  FERN^e.-.B. C- JANUARY0 9,-1909 .'.
CHURCH  NEWS
re*
I
News of Interest to Church Goers
-V-
We will be glad to have news for these .columns each week
R. P. P. in Vancouver World
BAPTIST CHURCH "'
•The Christmas Sunday school treat
was a great success on Monday night.
, s, The^building was packed to the door
and the'program-rendered by the
children was a great surprise and delight to all present.
*   *   »
A lagre congregation gathered to
the watch night service on New Years
eve.
o * . •    a
At the annual church meeting held
on New Years eve all branches of the
church were shown to be in a healthy
condition. New officers were appointed and a splendid spirit of hopefulness was exhibited by all of tho
members. 0
. *   *   *
Rev. D. E. Hatt, superintendent   of
missions was here Monday, and tool,
part In the entertainment in the ev-
•*    ening.     Mr. Hatt is one o*. tho cleverest Drummond "Habitant" readers in
,  the country and delighted tho audience with his readings.
,*   »   •
Pastor Williamson expects to leave
for;the coast on Monday evening to
bring back hiss family to Fernie.
worker is bowing to. Manhood-'does
not reside in mere assumptions to superiority. The worker is bowing to a
phantom'; a creation of his own darkened mind.—Franklin H. Wentworth.,
METHODIST CHURCH
' Christian Endeavor will meet at 8
o'clock on Monday ngiht., Speaker—
A. Cook. Topic. Pilgrim's Progress.
• Everybody invited, especially strangers. Come and spend a pleasant hour
with the young people.
. Why does the worker how in subservience to the idler? Why does
he!cringe and'shuffle in the presence
of' the class which fattens on him? It
is because he has been made a coward
by careful training. All the customs,
all the laws, all the religions that have
received the sanction of the ruling
class have been those which were calculated to keep the worker in subjection. He has. been trained to quake
and cower at the garden his own hands
has made. The whole force and influence of his 'education makes him
give place to' the, man who assumes to
' be'hls better. ' But what is the basis
of this assumption, save the arrogance
_nf_>nlQDC! .*?__
-not-
.-a-Vi-atf ar_mQ*n
rthe
WHAT IS SURPLUS VALUE?
By Robert Hunter.
The .whole trouble, my friend, centres about surplus .value.     •   -,
' The capitalists get it.   The,'workers-
want it.        .. ' **; ,.>'.        7";
The strife will "never end until the
producing millions gel, the whole 'of
surplus value.
But what is surplus value?
A man named Jones was an expert
on bees.     ' "      '.. ,' ....
He saw that .bees, spent two thirds
of their, time making'honeycomb and
ono third of,their time making hone-vy
He set tb work to manufacture the
comb. Ho*was an,inventor and he
accomplished his purpose.- ' ■*-••-.
•The bees then, spent all of their
time making honey;.
, But tho comb was expensive, and
so Jones Invented a process by„whlch
honey could be taken,from the.comb,
used again and again. '    '
But this'was not,enough;,he,-.in-,
vented a hive in which the bees could
work all winter. ,   /
He also 'discovered *that-,if all ,the
good honey were taken from the bees
late iii the'*fall, he could put into the
hive sugar and water and * the ,"bee's
would live', on that during the • winter. '        , ' ' ,   '     * ' '
Jones was a great.inventor.and he
did for the bees what most of the inventors have done for the laborers.
Their inventions have been used to
further exploit, labor—not to relieve
it.   ' .       .    '
He discovered,hOw to take the surplus value and leave to the workers
a bare subsistence...  ,,7>        •*.*■,..
Have you read Marx? If not, do
so. And you will find the above an
illustration of the full, meaning of two
terms he uses—the one Wages, the
other Surplus Value.
The Surplus Value) which the capitalist takes is the honey. ■    ,   .   , •,
The wage which the workers get is
_the_sugar_andjwatera.:_        °       -"-'"
From the Labor Columns of. the
Vancouver World, by R. P. P.—'
The" Lethbridge Trades and Labor
Council is riding for^a.fall.
'   From an economic standpoint it has]
made'splendid progress ever 'slnce'or-
ganization. "
Some months ago politics were introduced—that is, old-party politics.
The'result" is that the experience"of
several similar bodies in British Columbia, years ago, is to be repeated.
The beginning of the friction was
when the Lethbridge Trades^ and-La-'
bor council called a,-convention pit the
. Southern Alberta, unionists -., for,,. \J the
purpose of'breaking away from -the
fundamental, principles of .organization—majority rule.
At a provincial convention, thoroughly representative of all Alberta,
called by the Alberta executive of
the Trade's and. Labor Congress .of
Canada on Deceriiber 15, 1907, if-reso**,
lui|L6n'adopting tlie.Socialist party as
their.T>oliticaf (Expression of "lndepen,,
dent political action" was almost unanimously adopteii, there being only
six dissenting votes.
A few old-party trade-unionists at
Lethbridge'could not stand'for such a
significant,, logical.and unmistakeable
declaration—and-got busy!        '■' .v,
And right'here the trouble began—'
for the old partyites. * ■•'<■■, .-,-
--, Subsequently ,& convention of- a few
unionists in one end of,the Province
1 was ".held, and like. tilt ojther 'bolter*?""
from majority rule, were led into a political pitfall—unconsciously— let one
ire charitable enough to]admit. ;'' '-,  ,
,       - a        a
."A. miner'named Donald McNab'was
chosen atf the, standard bearer, of the
independent"- Labor party to be. ■
* That McNab,, as a wage earlier, may
be true; but that he does not under-
stand the problem labor must solve
is so self evident that "he who runs
may read. At a meeting iu Lethbridge'McNab said.:
; "Capital is' a- good thing, and* . -I
•would'not* be. one to do away with it;
,bfut.. it ,is putting on, the "screws too
'hard."  " .  ' .' ,  ,        ;".''' '"'"   *
'in answer to a question,McNab said
he was,not. a Socialist, and he was
not going to advocate what he did
not'believcor understand. ' . *-, .
'; .Nothing" more need be said to for-
"ever; put.McNab out of court as an
exponent~of*ywage-workers. -  - *-.■>."■■
(Eschwig* and Sorkie, Props.)
Now open fid. the public
Everything new and up-to-date:
.7 Handsome ^Dining Room: Attached
Music every afternoon and night
•-g<yy..:^.;-ri:
lumbia and Alberta, and > then allow
the convention to be master of * its
own destiny. u' y ■
The^result—the.adoption of the Socialist party . of-.Canada—must stand
as ^he policy'of-'the congress until a
like, convention after ,the mandate.
Upon sufficient "requisition from unions and central bodies to the Congress executive committees* in the respective provinces succeeding conventions may be called.
But "pending such procedure, Lethbridge Trades Council, like,one or two
ln British Columbia,' isjsomewhat- eccentric in its ^conception ot dembc-.
:facy.'»--   ' J>'.vv   .'\/,-'.'    ..-••-,   •yi'i/,
private or special interests,, get,elected, then I prefer defeat with honor
to the dishonor of being subject to a
faction.
When'.I address.the electors,as I intend":: doing, I s^l^ai monS^AHy.
with tho above ^matters)' as "Weil.-, as,
othejrs,- lncluding^ttie'^necessary '''"rfeP.
moval of temporary buildlngsvand the
checking of 1908 accounts. *
L. P.  ECK8TEIN.
COMMUNICATIONS
FOR SALE CHEAP
An Edison  Phonograph
The.Newest Model.   Cost $65.00
Complcte:.with Three Dozen Records—2 doz. 4
minutes and 1 doz. 2 minutes, only, used 3 weeks
 ; Price $50.00 ———
Apply   at the  Ledger Office for   particulars
Let us prove to you
range will   save  you
The home that owns  .   Gurney .Oxford
Golden Nugget Range
—saves fuel
—6«ves food
•—saves health
—-saves time
--saves labor
for this If the range thai  war built
to save just these things
GURNEY-OXFORD
GOLDEN   NUGGET
is the lowoHt-pnced rnnj^c cnntrnninR
the special feature*!, nnd improvement!*
of the highest -priced ranges
It it. supplied with an Gurncy-Oxforri
reversible grate that gives ,i constantly
bright, live fire and burns every bit of
the fuel ton fine nth—there b no waste
In the morning n ivrn of the grato
handle gives you n quick, bright firo,
You uon't hnve to loosen a single
bolt or mit to change the grain from
coal to wood burning
Thc fire linings can bo removed
without disturbing thc pressed Mcel tup
The range will never wnrp nor crack
for it it built of patent levelled dead
flat tttol
Thc range is lined with iubc-to-* eo nil
the heal it kept inside todo your cooking
how  much  this
Tho unusually Inrgo ovon
hns n drop door thnt forms n
solid l)(i*»ling (shelf when open,
We know thru the Gurney*
Oxford Golden Nugget Range
is the nrie you should hnvo in
your kitchen
We know you will rcoliio
thn If you call nnd let us
cxplmn the range to you
GURNEY-OXFORD
GURNEY-OXFORD
CANADIAN   RANGE
This it tho range with tho new
divided flue,   Thii divides tho heat
nnd sendt it over the front of the
......  .. .. ..i ,    ,. . i , ,i   i ,. ,».,
W.at.    a.     at-.*,    dak    .aa.a.    WaVa.*..   *V*a* |, a a* j,
oil pnrti at a perfectly even temperature No turning of piei or unevenly baked enket with this range.
The uurney-Oxford Canadian It alto
provided with the reversible grate*—
the grate that burns all the coal.
Dullt of the finest, dead flat,
patent leve.led steel, lined with
asbestos,   Large oven with balanced
drop door.
The
Gurney Standard M-ettl C«,
Ca-.lf-.t-r     Llmiu*    Zdeeemtete
J* D, QUAIL   «
a*!!.-.*- Arf-ant. tfernim
7„The,colossal economic ignorance.of
a man such as McNab has proved
himself to be in the above conglomeration of contradictions, is only equalled by his nerve in accepting the nom-
ination" of "a'bunch .of wage earners
who ought to.know better.
In the interests of the good name
of Labor let it be hoped that that
old Biblical injunction "Like begets
like" is-not applicable in this/instance,
. It has been said of McNab. that he.
is.not a theorist. Such a statement
was unnecessary.' <:■ '." y~ .j . :k ■'; .
•■". All things of a constructive.'or-prac-
tlccal being wore at onco stage thoor-
■ies—in tho minds of scientists, architects or builders, „ ; •'  ,
And aftor seeing,such {Jvidqnces.of
Mr,;McNab's ptyns ,and spoclflcatlonu
It'is pninfiilly.';ovldents thnt he has ho
"theorlofl."    -'■.*.■■
Speaking of "dreamers," Lothbrldgo
Trades und Labor council will discov*
or, by blttor exporlonco* mayhap, and
lost, timo nnd energy, that Its hldooua
nightmnro of old.pnrty politics will
wreck economic orgnnliintlon and pro-
gross mid loavo only exporlonco In. Its
wiilto.
It Is hard lo bollovo that tho rnnlc
and fllo of southorn Alborta will reject what tho unlonlfitfl of tho wholo
province "bollovod ln" bocauso n fow
MoNnbR do not "undorHtnnd" and
cbiiBoquontly without Investigation, do
not "bollovo In,"
Only tho future can toll,
Hut oxporlonco nlrondy portrays tho
Immediate result,
TriuloH iiiiloiilKin Is bull dud upon and
within tho limits of tho wngo systom,
Hooking only bettor tornm—largor pay
and Hhorlor Iiouvh. Hut at uo Htago
•loos ll auostlon tho right of properly
to bo iih-mI iih capital, l,o„ that form
of properly usod to rob labor,
RnclullHiii In tho logldlatlvo oxproHH-
Ion of nil wage oarnorH, organized for
the purpoHo of nbollHhliig capital and
tho pruHont. form nf proporty owner*
Hhlp and wonlth production.
Thus It will he wan that they are
two Hoparatn and dlBtlnot movement!-,,
having after nil vory littlo In common, *
Tlio trnrloH union BnrveH ns n, slight
hiilwnrl' ngnlnst rnpltnllRt. oppression
and as nn educational school lu par-
II   ,,.       .   I .   .  ,        ..*..,.    •),, I ,    I  .'    I
»*..«4,--  4.    ...J ,4, Wat. .,.., a.        ..,,.,        ^t.f,..,.,.,..,
Ion poutiinr' tho renUrnttni. of t-tnelnl-
Ism.
Tho lesson in Itrltldt Columbia to
organized labor has beon thnt to mix
"polities'" and unionism Is product*
tyf,  f\t fr]t.ttr.n   ','iit   Atat,t-,tu,\f\n
To dlBcuss Socialism or labor economics Is not "politics In tho union," lu
tho accoptod sonso of thb term, fer
thoro can bo no dlsassocintlon of
Socialism and lnbor—tho ono Is tho
equivalent of tho other—tho same
thing.
Tho Dominion Trades CongreM is
tho leglsatlvle mouthpk-co or political
oxproHHlon of labbr in Canndn.
It has oxocutlvo lummhtueu in every province of thn Dominion— out-
aide and apart from affiliated unions.
It Is the duty of \heto provincial
Axecmtves to call conventions sneh a*
already have been held In   Itrltlsh Co-
•■.—- *       WAGE EARNER
'.Strongdrinli saps the vitality, weakens the power, impairs the' skill • and
destroys thO; energy of those who indulge in it!-   '■■'" - *     .,*•'-     ,•■,*■
'-Therefore,', it makes;-men less: efficient, less able -to earn'and, save,
*and organize," • and' contend with-' the
conditions and * forces,- • that- tend" (to
keep, them down.',. ,t >.    ,.,
A'union of men aiming at'a-common result, -is weakened [by" the [poverty,,! or imbecility, or indolence, or
defectiveness'in any' •fray,- or any. one
of its members. V *;      ; i'/:.-.. '*■'   i.
■     ' >7 .YOUNG MEN   -      ' <V ■
The future belongs, to the men.of
.clear' head," sound 'judgment^ \steady
,"n6r.ve',. strong "muscle '• ;and' vigorous
health.    This is an age of keen* com"-'
petition.     Those who are handicapped by indulgence in that which lessens, power,; skill- and-endurance, are
certain to b'e-deft- behind in the race.
The" men , who .will lead.will be/meh
•who absolutely refuse,"to". Impair .their.
qualifications  by  any ..indulgence  in
strong drink'.''   ' •.--■-■"■'
MERCHANT
■ The inability5 bf\manya men, tp..',pro;
vide for their families • even" the necessaries of-life, hampers business.
The~bad"habits_of'drinking_customers
add to the loss.,,
° Lack of purchasing and paying power that grows but of the drinking habit,, is a curse not only to its direct
victims but to the business that would
Increase and prosper if total, abstinence prevailed.
v-ti? -tv
MANUFACTURER
You know that so-called*over-production is an expression of the greater evil of under-consumption; General
sobriety would add immensely.to the
demand for.the product of every legitimate indijBtr'y. .Men- .with more
money to spend ,and igreater earning
power would create.-'a-new5 market for
gobdsand,a demand for their own
working ability. . Temperance moatiB
Industrial prosperity.—Pioneer,
READ THIS
To the Electors of Fernio:
Ladles and Gentlemen: At tho solicitation of vory many of the, ratepayers of nil classes, I havo doolded to
allow my name to bo placod in nomination for tho Mayoralty,
Lot mo mnko it plain, that I am not
nor shall I be, Biibjectlvo to any faction or special intorosla, I wUh to
bo.frco so that, I may bo ablo to discuss nnd Judgo mattorH upon tliolr
merits,
Ono thing I shall most; corlalnly
Btipport Is tho enforcement of law and
ordor. In my opinion that It Is a duty
which n mayor cannot conscientiously
oHcapo.
I continue to favor tho acquisition
of tho wator nnd olootrlo light plants,
mibjcct to an equitable arrangement
to bo submitted to a voto of tho
uloctors. I also nm outlroly convlncod
Unit those two ninttora should bo
doalt with nt onco,
Tlio public schools Hhould hu opened us soon an possible nnd arrangements mndo whoroby temporary quar*
torn may bo obtnlnod until Uio school
Iiouho Ih ready.
It elected, \ shall uho all my Influence towards luivliu*; quarterly audits
of tho civic accounts mndo nnd pub
llshod tio that wo mny know whoro
wo aro nt.
Kxpentllturo muat bo kopt within
revonne.     Thn lnw renulro* thnt.
Needed Improvements, napne,lally
nldowalks, must rocolvo tho onrly attention of tho Council.
I am opposed to lax methods of running tho city offices and bollovo thnt
ren«nnnMo nfflr-n hours tnhnnlrt be
faithfully kopt.
I think that tho city limits should
bo extended In a northerly direction.
I favor legislation which will onsttro
careful nnd economic administration
of tho Ilollef fund. Tho peoplo should,
In my Judijment, bo allowed to elect
rommtssloners to look aftor this
fund.
I am opposed to tho system of opening tbo door to law breakers and
lleoiifllnu them.
I refuso to glvo privato pledges to
any one. My stand will bo made pub*
He. If ! cannot .without entering into a private agreement,   concerning
£01
Fernie,'B.C.
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responsible for opinions 'expressed.)
To,*the, Editor., of4h$..District Ledger,\
■i, Reviewing the situation in the Koo-
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tonay from a-working man's standpoint
we are forced to admit that there is
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•vast* room'for improvement.- As'the
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situation appears-to-'me at the present time the; lew.' rights that are guaranteed'us by. law,'the:average wage-
slave knows ..nothing, about, or if he
does;he is'.afraid to*, assert his rights,
and! it is as much as' his job, is worth
to do so at the present' time, 'There
is one matter. in "particular; which is
taking ion a serious nature: .that   is,
caring* for the ..sick and 'Injured.    .It
• .* '   i :-. '.   i - .   - *      - ' *     ' l''1
is a .matter that union labor "will have
to take up* collectively'arid deal -vvith.
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;Now, you would-think by'glancing
over chapter 44 Statutes of the province of British Columbia,1902, an act
kno.wn., as"! ,tbe Masters'-* and . Servants
act,' section fill to V inclusive, cover's
'this particular case thoroughly. Sec-
tion III of this act says: Whenever 30
or^ more workmen or servants    employed    in    or    about ' any     work
.or uridertaking.by a master,.request
,lri3writing such master.to deductr-from
"their^ages"'a_sum"'brprovide#for~me--
dical-attendance, itashallbe the duty
of such master to give, immediate effect to such request. - . The amount of
-(uch sum shall be determined by such
vorkmen or servants and the medi-
'*al practitioner selected.
Now why are thirty; men entitled to
'.his protection-|apy. more...than   . one
mari.    Simply because the thirty,.dollars per nionth (for a dollar a month
is" what is generally paid'for''  tills
protection- the workers 'don't-get)' is
the least the doctors     think worth
whilo to. bother over'; and-this thirty
dqllars is what ,Dr. Hall .had In sight
wilori; section II bt .jhls, act' was   repealed.     But • otherwise section 3 Is
all right.'    Let us glance ovor section
4 which rends: "After the said request
has lieon made each workman'or servant, oraployod in,or about tho.work
or undertaking shnll enter tho nnmo
of n. duly qualified medical prnctitlon-
od which ho doslros to bo attended by,
tn a book to bo kopt by tho master for
that purpose; and such workman or
Borvnnt may, nt any timo, niter   tho
nnmo of the modlcnl practitioner upon giving ono months notico to tho
mnstor,    ll shall bo tho duty of tho
master to pay tho sum so deducted to
the medical practitioner so named and
uo othor sum shall bo deducted from
tho wages of a worlwliigtnnii or servant
by a mnstor for modlcnl attendance,'
Now section four appears ,to    dcnl
fairly In this matter, l*ut In vending
botwoon tho linos'you can readily see
that tho master hus got. thu say us
In  nil  like   mensiiroH  passed by  a
bourgleun  government, doallng     botwoon mnstor and slavo, you can readily soo that if tho mnstor favors somo
particular doctor, lie can easily   lint
or refuse to employ tiny workman or
servant who does not. desire his particular kind  of modlcnl nttondnnco,
Hocllon Vof this act, iintwIthstnndliiK,
it Is a known fuel, (oven If It could
not bo proven In a capitalist court)
thnt tho workman or norvanl who will
not comply with tho wlshos of    his
mnstor In this, as all other matters,
soon finds himself looking for anothor
fvinwter
finctlon V of this net Is ns worthless
In so far as collecting n tlno or penalty from a master, is concornod as Is
all llko penalties attached to any
legislation dealing between master
nnd slave. '
Taking this portion of tho master
and servants act doallng with medical
attondanco undor consideration, and
lho treatment tho workors rocolvo under it, It's a fact that In places whoro
you pay a certnln doctor your (1 a
month, and bu pays your way it. a boa-
pltal, that unless you are packed In,
you arc not tmtltlnd lo winy» vrhuit
you are able to walk in you are ablo
to walk out and you don't stay.
Now why should workingmen bo
subjected to such Injustice, Is it just
tbat our masters are like tbe liUhman
Juit wanting tu aUow u* wbo U bxw*,
or can ther** bo torn*} other consider-
Including Stump Pulling, Land Clearing and Ploughing,    Lotus   y
.7 4■".'--'"   .-. 7,    ■'   7 figure on your next job 1 '«
Rubber Tired Buggies, New Turnouts
RlZZUTO & CRAWFORD
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piHE-wbrkingman's is; the, most welcome dollar
Jl. that' comes into* tha savings   department of a'
'; bank"—because the welfare of "the" community at
■ f: large' depends oh the practice of thrift by jthose
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; ..*.* < whose .labor contributes the main part towards the
:,.....' :   ,,i  - ,-. }     '      * r '■ r
!7 ; wealth:, df the country. 7 '.
One dollar start! an account.'   Full compound Interest paid.   <.
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THE^JKi 1854
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OF CANADA
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HEAD OFFICE,    '       , *7
TORdNTO^
W. C. B. MANSON,
^MANAGER,
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FERNIE, B.G;
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WHOtESALE and RMlLMEAt MERCHANTS
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J •*.'■ Ahyays a choice supply of Beef, Pork, Veal,:   *
, •     *'    *  a- ', -. "a' 1 y     '    . y •       ,.;. •'  <   ,/-   .    7 y'   ;.';   i.
"■•■.:„ ,7Muttoni\and.Lamb.Qnhandv. Jlams,
.   Bacon, Lard, Buttor ancl Eggs
Our Specialties
Fresh, Smoked and Salted Fish, always a good
assortment.   Try our Minco Meat,
".  Saurkraut and Oysters.
I
ation or motive You would almost
think thoro wm, when tho principal
thing apponrs to bo tho holding out of
tho medical fco and tho treatment received Is a thing of not much Importance <>
Now why not havo thla pnrt of tho
act repealed?
I think It Is up to tho labor unions
throughout tho province to mnko nn
olTort to that oiTuet und lt would bo n
matter to discuss nt thb forthcoming
district conventions of tho U, M, W, of
A. nnd W.l'Vof M.
L. n. McINNIS.
Lame 8houldei* Cured
Lame shoulder Is usually caused by
rheumatism of tho muscles and It
aulckly yields to a fow applications of
Chamborlnln's Pnln Halm. Mrs, V,
H, McElwoo of nolstown, Now Ilruns*
wick, writes! "Having boon troubled
for somo timo with a pnln In my shoulder I docldod to glvo Chamborluln's
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1 jjtit jiTO-mpt reWetr     for e,a\e by nil
drugglstB,
West Fernie
Meat Market
„ Meat, Butter, Eggs
and Fish
Fresh Meat of all Kinds
GIVE US A TRIAL
A. M, MATULIS       Proprietor
—,—,** ^ —. —1 —1 — — — — •»-^—-■»--»--
i E.  Weston
I la proparod to give
*    ostimatOH forallcliws-
tu a of Imi Ming work.
Kcpairs a Hpocinlty.
, Give 1110 a trial.
W»mmm*ip—i  i» 'in mwmmmmmmimmm
[ Address:
'   *». O, Baox 18, Vmrnim
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FIREWOOD
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For Sale
Prompt Dol Ivory
mmemmmmm
W. R. Boardman P.O. Box 62
Tho Smart Set batchco a great deal
of very dull mischief.
It taken u Uuuili'Cal fullurcu lo uiuko
one big success.
Carnegie's new book Is dedicated to
noosevelt. Ho wants it to make n
Hilt Noise.
Tbe trouble is tbat so tnaay men
gii*<3, take; aaty ttwy.talco.niarQ ttiaa
they give.   * ;.„...,  .....QIST^ICJ LEDGER, F,ERNI£,-VB.,C. JANUAPY 9 1909
PAGE,THREE
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7%e   Following   are yJ^tiiled
fC^i'-rTk^y^i^t for Fernie's
:,;. '   Ciitie ^di^inUUaiors ' •
to
COME OUT
AND
VOTE FOR A CLEAN CITY
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OF COMMERCE
Ave now p-epared to transact your Banking
"   Business  iu  temporary quartersJ in  rear
of tlYeir late office pending the cbinple-,
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Tlie Orioinal aiid tlie Standard
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, You don't get an .experiment—or an untned material—or merely
. verbal..prombes—when .you buy• RUBEROID.      All the
...  experiments-'and tests, were riiade'*,i6 iyears-ago. ' You get
'perfection in roofing in RUBEROID.-  • '  ,  ■'•{■ *  .
, ••:.. 16 years', lervice on roofs  all • over . the  world proves that
RUBEROID resists all weather, conditions—is unaffected by,
heat or cold—and is absolutely fire-resisting and waterproof.
You tan roof the house and barri yourself with RUBEROID, .
I.     thus saving expensive roofers' work. Write for samples and price*.
Sold by Western Canada
Wholesale
HOTEL FERNIE
Fernie's Lending Co,::viri*cial
und Tourist House
S. F. WALLACE, Prop.
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WARMNG--MSNERS
Minei's are warned against going to
the ■ following mines as they are unfair, and miners are warned to keep
away
10dm on ton Alta.
KING'S HOTEL
Bur
supplied with  tho best Wines,
Liquors niul CigiiVH
DINING  ROOM  IN  CONNECTION
City Mines	
Bush Mines	
Rosedale Mines -
Strati)eona Mines
Dawson Mines —
Frank Minos	
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JOHN PODBIELANCIK, Prop,
QUEEN'S HOTEL
Doing business in tho samo old placo
Liquors anil Vl^arn uf ll'ii* hi|j[lit>.sl
quality .*. Well Hlnckoil Imr
Alberta Coal (Jo. Morinville, Alta.
>■■ A dispute is also ponding at the
Galbmith CUmi-1 Mine, Lundbreek, Alta.
Manitoba and Saskatebewan Coal Mine
Beinfait, Sask.
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W. ROBlCHAUD.Pron.
THE
POLLOCK WINE
CO.,   LTD.
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MIHor, Patrick  II
Moon, Wm.  11
Malone, 8 II
McKoo J/imes  O
McDonald, D. It O
McLoan, Jai O
McEwIng, R. H O
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McDonald, Mrs. Jaa O
McDoujall, W. It ....O
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Mellflan, A. A O
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McLean. Nell  O
Mcl-wd, Mra.' M O
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McK'noy Florence ...O
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(Continued on
DO NOT PAY
your approval at tn whnt would bo
dono with tho monoy whon rt-pnid to
tho fund, Tlmrflforo 1 renpoetfully
advlHo nnd rorjuom, thnt no repayment of nny lonn for lumbor nud build-
Ing inntorlnla he mndo by nnynnn until
much llriH.' (ih homo di'linHc plitti Ih mi-
opted and submlttod to all flro nutt-
orom for tlir-lr approval and coiiHont,
WlKhlnft you all tho rompllmcnta of
tho Ncnson,
Vour frloit't nnd woll wUlinr,
F. H. Shtrmin
Wholesale Liquor Dealers
A full M**<*k in ii fi*\v iliiyi
pace alxi
lo tbe Sutfereri ol Wie ttfn.6 Mft *&n
Auq. 1»t. 1608.
OrootliiKo: ;|
I doalro to call your attention to
tho nocoanlty of «onm dnflnlte plan
bclnnr adopted for A final dlapoaltlon
of the funds ao genorouuly contrlbut*
«d townrda your aaalatanco.
You on,' aware* Hint  n dubttantial', 	
•urn will he loft ovor oftr-r all accounta I Tho liquor bualnoaa t*?nda to pro*
aro paid In addition to what baa beenjduco criminality in the population nt
Hlvanca'd for the purch&so of lumbor l hugo. and law brcakltiK amon*** Hit)
and bulldinn ma(t>rlali. I tub on fepopcr** tbcmaMvi**. Do^audin*
4\*r fnr nn f nm ntftir* nn plan hnn'< not only tho tody *orlal but iho body
CLUB CIGAR STORE
FRRKXE
Tin* ■•lily t*tkli*ibb» jdii.**' in Iumii f<u-
rlmln* \diM-a, nnd tolmrrn
boen adopted and nubmltted to ;ou for | politic na' well,-Tlu:ij,'.<*re,noO!*"vi.l!, {W.ik.IHORAM| Prop. PAGE  FOUR
THE  DISTRICT  LEDGER,  FERINE,.B.C. JANUARY 9 ?9(->9 -,-,. -  <
®6e Mzltid £$$w
$1.00 a year in' advance.   . Address all communications to the "Manager" District Ledger, Fernie B. C.
Rates for advertising on application.
;     WVRelieve, through 'careful enquiry, that all tbe
"advertisements in" this paper are.signed by trustworthy
v persons, and to prove oiir faith by words, we will make
■good to actual subscribers any loss incurred by trust-,
ing advertisementS;.that;prove to be'swindles;" but we
do not attempt to  adjust trifling    disputes between
subscribers'and .honorable business mien who advertise,
!nor pay-ttie'debts' of "hciii'es't bankrupts.
1'    This offer holds  good for one ' month  after    the
transaction. causing the complaint;   that is we . must
have notice'within'that time. > In all cases, in writing
to advertisers, say-','1'.saw; Jt in The Ledger."
."*„-.       " 'M W. S. STANLEY,
" . - Manager.,     L .
JUSTICE
Justice—"What lives have been sacrificed oii
thine altar! How humanity has. struggled for
thee! 7,
The Britisher hns looked in bygone,,times upon
.  the judges on the Bench with reverence.. and, awn,
believing that lie would get justice and'rpstitution
at their hands.       . ,,.:,~-. /  ', *-
■  But now what does lie find in Can'a'da-pJust-
ice ? .. No-^a* thousand timesv,no..    If you ..belong
' to a 'few'..setiret fraternal "'orders' and happen tb:-be
u oh the right side in politics, you can commit, .any
crime in the calendar, with the certain knowledge
1 *   *•, * * r *   x • ? '',     K
thatvwhen you come before the bench, ..whfere*1 justice is supposed to be dispensed, you will-be acquitted.—A la Dean and the Globe. ifj'y-v:'  ,77
IMMIGRATION MATTERS:
as that. A man or a cause that makes no. mistakes
Is generally useless; experience has taught us all
iliat.        ,•■....-.,'' , .
"Parm" makes-the statement that "The Western Clarion contains more of value to a wage-earner in one issue tlian Stanley has given evidence of
in his whole life." ■-•'**
* ' ..     - ■ '  .    . . . '       - ■ -
Has "Parm"*bech'a guardian .angel over us
since our birth •',' We hope not.." One thing we
never did" do and*that was to • help throw down
avbrother union man. "Mr. Parm" was instrumental .in having ,8.-donation that-the Winnipeg
Typographical*-Union had- collected for the benefit" of the Fernie Printers, returned to the donors,
"as he'considered that the' $500"tfent*from '"the*
International was more than "expected." Just imagine $500 to divide among" nine men, five of whom
had families. "Parni!'* personally told the printers here that he waa going to start a donation at
.Calgary,.Edmonton, --Winnipeg . and .Vanco-qyer.
The boys have' seen .none of the proceeds yet^and
were all. in .need 'of. any,money- that- might'"' have
been forthcoming."*- '■•••;'   "," '•; V
. The Winnipeg Union, had oyer $00 collected,
and after "Parm's" statement that Fernie printers had received more than was expected; the
money was'returned to the donors. '•'." -\     *."'   .
And then "Parm" has nerve enouglTto personally attack us-for pointing out a few mistakes
of the followers of Socialism, on which".many;. of
them liave since congratulated'us. '.'".; * , .7'
. If, "Parm". would use all his."cncrgiesHb^combat our common enemies, and leave his .'hammer'
alone he would,do more goocL *?Becaus.e,2we';do
not all see exactly alike is no reason ^wh-y'i i v?,&
should bcr abused.   ,- .   ......        ..,':,'■: * "\ ■..■'-''"■■•
AVe are all heading for the same goal^-the -betterment-of-humanity,- and --th'e-release bS-tho- taiK
ers.   ■ , - tiiy:CfiX
.JA***,. }-ft\.
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COMMENTS BY
OBSERVER
y. s
; j That any faction of the populace 'should y be
forced, to protect themselves against.-the'.77very
government which is constituted and intended-Ior
the furtherance of the interests, of these , same
people, is seemingly an impossible, and, certainly
a.most undesirable situation.   '.   .
Such, a state of-affairs actually exists .in this
land at-present; The immigration policy of the
Dominion' government, at first intended to settle,
the fertile lands of the great west, but-since..used
to a great extent to further the interests of the
Canadian Manufacturers' Association and pother
combines of a like nature", has flooded and deluged
every labor, centre with aii'*ov,er-plus - of .workers.'
.    •■"-..    -    -   . •'-. . -. .a.     ,     .. ». .-   — *  ...   ..-* ' -     .- .   ;ti ..   .
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT is now connected
with journalistic work. He probably regards it
as the next step in the ladder of fame after being
president of the United States. '■>>•■
THE Buck-Stove and Range'Company got an
injunction restraining* the union men -from trying
iiv -^.legitimate way to bring "about fair conditions
in that shop. -. The workers Avere granted, a similar'injunction—beg pardon, but what's your opinion of the. new spring hats ?     ...*.
There are' a few things coming in the future:
,   1: The municipal snow plow.
2: Electric lights.
3 Telephones. ■     ■   [.
.4: The bill for your wife's new.spring hat. .,
5• Our share of the profits in the Globe Insurance Company.
THE; sign of the Toboggan Slide neAvs sheet—
$—$—•&--■,. Of - course -the .fenc^siiiToundsHiie'.^.c
mark.'* Oh,"well,"money makes the mare go.
*   „"        -'•••'■:.•■-        ' 7 ■*" .■>.*';ft »--*'a>-."*-.v.»vi" :     'J.'".^ \      -\
•*-.       •-.,, -,.-,t\ •    : L'-.  4    1 ,      * ..*- *< . *- -..-V* ...   if    ... .*   .      .      1 ..
YOUr-THINEVpu are a brave man.. How would
you" •like^oVhave-lserved on' the juryA^hicIfy/^-was'*''
formed^.tp^trytheiNight.  Riders of the Reelfeet
La^'District ;in Tennessee    "1   -   *
-./; ,..•,;,.  -,- •, ■iiiV.A.tjva^yy, A ;.\•v."-;-.
,. THE;PROViN,CIAL POLICE are now hunting,
the women-of •• the restricted district. They are
right', and' any good minded." citizen will uphold
them-.'.!7Since The,Ledger:inaugurated the policy,
of getting these women moved,; public opinion' has
changed wonderfully. •_• Or were tiiey just waiting
for some one to" start the ball rolling? 7
''•"*«_•**   ♦*    •,
7 ALL that this.agricultural community needs at
present is a little snow to touch up the sleighing!
9
'Tlie''-* •"'•/
Palm
FRED WAYLETTr Proprietor
■  ">'a^-V;.''.':-"C-a?a*"'";\;    yyi
4-.-V-
OFFICIAL COUNT DIST. 1 8, U.M.W. OF A.
THE GLOBE VERDICT
.' The value'of an overstocked labor ;■• market-t6
the capitalist is a^wellikriowxi fact. : 'Every man
out of work, who can do your work,, is brought into
direct competition with you, ** and th'e Dominion
governmentJ;4 certainly guilty of aiding, arid abpt-.
ting schemes furthering the interest'of-the capital-;
ists to the detriment of the workers.*  '     .'.•"'"
The mission of Mr...Trotter, at present iii the.
Old Country to sound a note of warning to British
workers arient the'true'eondition of affairs in,Canada, is "meeting, .with unbounded success, and his
statements, nil of which arc authentic, and most
of which arc simply government reports, and., sta-,,
tistics, are' meeting witli 'acceptance and cYdrlortce'
from the worlcers of that country.
Already steps have been taken by the government to curtail immigration,'but a curtailment is
not a sufficient stoppage. With the exception of
actual settlors for tho farm lands of Canada, no
immigration should be encouraged; in fact it
should be rigorously discouraged until such time
ns this lnnd can assimilate and provide for tho su-
pcrabundnnco of workers now present everywhere.
' iM'-
-,.*--,• ... j-' "'■.i ■; . ,*■■:
Residents of Fernie and neighborinff;*>':towns
have, followed. with unabated and unprecedented
■interest' the; various'"phasWrQt'-'tlie'^iirdf- one Arm-
strong Dean, the promoter, and chief a executive officer of "the*'n6w "defunct"Globe Insurance"'■ Company.' Stock holders" and "policy holders had a
vital .interest in'trying, to obtain a measure of jus'-.
tice-'in* a case.Hyhe^e they -'rightly thought."''that a
.•nfrpng.had been done. them.:; y.Sy/\ ""'7   ■   ■
■ The .facts'of the;case are now such common
and general-*property that a*, review, b^f th'e-;same
•would serve .ho, good, purpose.-, , ,Th'e tremendous
losses'by'men .who. in;good'faith, placed -, business
with the"'Globe;.tKe.embarrassing p^sition7iniW-hJcli
-■' ,To the Officers and Members of the Local Unions comprising District &o. 18 U. M. W. of A.,
located in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and North Dakota:' .   '       '.    .
■'.Greeting: , .'.-.,     '•'..;,       -7 '■ *
• The following arc the results of the voting for District',Officers 'and' Executive Board members
on ^December'7th, 1908. °       •''.'-'    ".'-7   .'"''" •*
;^ictorifiC'.v
Cross l"::r
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Chocolates    •■
Fresh Fruits Daily '■'«•,-■
Opp.  Post  Office
JoF
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PRESIDENT
BOARD MEMBERS
P.'"-H".
DISTRUSTING THE OZAR
Tlio attorney for the Russian government in
the Rudowitz case protests ngainst distrusting tlio
evidence presented by that government., He
claims that "full fnith must, bo given to all slntc-
monts of n friendly power."
Tlio Russian bureimerany forfeited all right to
trust or faith by anyone whon it organized its own
MtbjnetH and led thorn up to the machine guns.
Faith in tlie Cniz was shot, to pieces on RIoo:l,v
Sunday. It died upon the Novsl'.y Pass lii'iimtii
tho bullets of the CokiikcIch and the blows of tho
niigiiikiis,
Tlie whole history of that government lias been
ono of tlio innst contemptible lying and treachery,
It has issued iiianifcstos and proclaimed liberties
only to cntrnj) lo dentil those wlio woro fools
ojiourIi to trust its word.
It has announced legislative chambers only to
destroy lliom when ihey dared to perform their
functions. It lias proclaimed elections only to
uso thorn for corruption nnd tyranny.
Thn1 nny'lnwyor should dnvc* io sponl*: 'nf tho
good fnith of such a government is nn insult to
thc doornoy of the Amorionn court.
many of- them ■ now find • themaStelves," and the,' fact
that, the^utterlvinability. of the company to pay.
any portion of the losses has forced some to, the
all in, down and out climax, formed a colossal'
argument fbr'th'e righteousness'-and justice of that
desire .on" the part of those interested for a fair
and unbiased; hearing and an impartial and unprejudiced pronouncement,, based - on the-merits of
the case alone, to the utter exclusion of all ulterior;
interests;, ,'  '°  ' ■ ' '.
.-.Remarkable in the extreme,-and unique in tlie
splendid isolation it*enjoyed, was the,.so-called'
financial policy of this progeny, of misconception
and-folly... 7 On'tho.'debtpr'-side of th'e concern :at*e
losses by thc Pernio fire of some .*}>50,000;. also the
salary of the'president at $3,000,'jnrid'of his son at
$1,500, a more bagatelle in the eyes of this financial monstrosity., ■ To liquidate .these,..expenses
and'liabilities was paid up capital and insurance
premiums of the princely magnitude of some $7,-
000' or.$8,000. The. fallaey'of the whole business
is so terribly transparent that-small wonder"can
bo raised at tho persistency with which tho query
is put: "Why was business written in such a company by a practical underwriter who had heretofore enjoyed thc fullest confidence of,tho public?"
Until some more stable and tangible reason is
forthcoming limn thatof largo commissions, Alio
local agent can in no way lay aside tho responsibility that automatically attaches itself to thc
vendor of inferior and worthless goods.
The setting aside ot! practically' all tho evidence of citizens of i-opnto and honor, nlso forms
a feature in tho proceedings thnt onuses thinking
people to wonder why the statements of the defendant should have such woight and preponderance as to apparently sot at variance tho testimony
of. mon whoso records nnd notions aro known to be
above hoard and unquestionable,
That, tho acquittal of Armstrong Dean should
he the end of tho investigation would bo a most undesirable outcome. Tf tho charge, as has been
claimed, is fcehiiically wrong, then oliminnto the
technicality nnd let proceedings be continued on a
new bnslH, for surely iii those alleged wrong doings
there is sufficient grounds on which 1o fight to n
finish tlio greed of promoter*- who impose on the
investiii(f public
Sherman, elected,   ',.•:*.
:'       ,        VICE-PRESIDENT
John Rv, Galvin, elected	
Mike Joyce	
W. H.»Evansc..;...... .':.
Clem   Stubbs..... ..".
Harry Smith .; .".
Spoiled....... ,. °.'V...
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SECRETARY-TREASURER!
A. J. Carter, elected ; :
J. A.. McDonald , ';..
Spoiled ,  .7. 	
... .INT. BOARD MEMBER
Peter Patterson (elected) ...".. .....
James Sharp ....'?.. .7 ...............
Hopkin  Evans ....»... ............ ..
Votes
1683'
; 1016
947
541:
422
331
.. - 71
1570
1551
84
1234
814'
535
Sub-Diy: No. iy?..y\
Win. Whitehouse;' elected
David Paton ......... '..:'.,
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Sub:Dist. No. 2— '; Jy
John Johnston, elected ..
Thomas'.Thomson. ."*..;'.'	
Robert Livett. .v,.	
.  -, a1  ' ' i
Sut>-Dist. No. 3—
James Boyle, elected 	
D. H.,Quigley. .,:.......;
Sub-Dist; No. 4r-    .
W.*1 H.. Dunlap, elected ...
A.'. J.;°McKihnon t...' '.
1037
555
302
235
160
168
109
251
79
James Lancaster'.
D. L. Miller ,;-.'..,.
Spoiled    .,.
424
166
95
C.;E; LYONS   •■ y..   P. H. SHERMAN,
.   Official Accountant	
President
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7 COMMUNICATION
To the Editor of the Ledger: *'
Dear Sir: After hearing, a few remarks', at thc mass meeting of the
Gladstone local oh Sunday afternoon
last I would like to point out to some
of those who were, blaming the doctor
for tho treatment of patients' who may
get injured whilst following their
employment in and about tho mines,
tslint instead of grumbling about that
sort of treatment, wouldn't it bo
much better and sound moro, reasonable to try and look after the patient
betto: and try to ease the pain, if
uriy, /nd put a pal lent in a comfortable position until tho doctor arrives,
Now to bo ablo to do this thoro miiBt
bo a courso of instruction given to
tho mon, nnd I think myself thoro
nro plonty of men working in these
mines who would mako flrst class
ambulance men If thoy had tho pro-
por training, but to got that training
thoro must bo classos formed to do
bo Now, sir, I should llko to hoar
from Borne of tho workmen In regard
to this nmttor ns, I think it Is high
timo something was done In tho mat-
tor.
For mysolf I f-hould bo vory ploas-
od to glvo what sorvico I could,   If
clnsBos woro fonnod.    Hoping to Uonr
moro of tho matter, I roinaln,
Yours fnlthftilly,
JOHN VIIIQO,
P.S.—NopliiB to bo ablo to soo this
printed In your vnluablo papor.
iMlOtitolbl^^OV
The ToIi-okkiui Hli-li. iu>wh sheet Iuul the follow-
Iih*' nmnnif it«* ••KimMi niul .Tono«'M Tf..*nlq ln«*i Unite-
"Tli*"* I'imdnr wiih whioli tho Tiodgcr 'Iw'ukhoh thr-
vordicl. in the Di'nn cnNC convinces n« that they
iiovflr hoard nt tlio und fate of Billy McA-lams, or
that with coiiimoiiiliiblo bouraye thcy-rnfiU in whero
nncrols fear io trond."
Wo,would liko to inform tho "ll S." editor,
ii
thnt when wo have n polioy or porson to attack
wo do not net on top of tho fence. "We fi|j*ht
MraiKht from llio -shoulder.
"I'ann" Pettipieec, of lho. TrndoN Union'mt,
Btarts a jicrKoiuil attack 011 uk heeatiNt! wo dared
to find fault withnn nrtielo in the "WcMtern Clarion
a fi'W wocliH uko, mid also 011 aci-omit of nnotlior IT II** rathor n Higiiififiint thing that utter the
nrtielo on "Sooinlisni nnd How Tt Ts AIminoiI l»y roninrks that tho Free J'rosn printod nlmur nn
its C'or/inidcN," Sutvly "I'ann" in not so thin-jcditorii*] of ours \mu\x written by ono of tho ur*
fikinnod thnt ho hw*.s do fault in Kodnlismi. ])oo«lpirantH for eivio horioitt, thoy were not manly
lie think that a movement of the muimttudc. of .So- enough to print Mr. Eckstein's letter tlonying any
cinliHin—-wJmcIi nioaim in tdiort the hottorniont nf responsibility for tho editorial,
nwinkiful—Iuih no failing, no slipw. nnd thnt   tho      THEY ARE GOOD BLUFFERS, BUT WHEN
many follower of .SdcinliHin   make no tniNiakcM?
We hardly think lie nm be bo miHcrnhly ignorant
THEIR BLUFF IS CALLED THEY
FLUNK.
ALWAYS
The Pure Food Law
Socrolnry Wilson Hiiya "Ono of tho
objecth oC tho law In to Inform tho
(■oiiHiinioi' of thn pruHonco of corlnln
liiirmful ilriiKN In modlolnoH," Tlio
law rt-i|Uli'OH that tho nniount of elilor*
ofonn, opium, mor-ililue, nnd other
luiblt fornilng *irimn bo slntod on tho
laliol of oiich bottio, Tha ninnufnc-
turors of Clinmborluln'H Cough Horn-
oily havo always clitlmod thnt tliolr
romoily did not contain-nny of Uiuho
driiKH, and tho truth of tIiIh claim Ih
now fully proven tm no mention of
thom Ih mndo on thn lnlinl. Tho rom-
udy Ih not only ono of tho BnfoRt but
ono ot tho host, in uso for coughH and
colds, Its vnluo Iiiih boon provon bo-
yon d Question during tho mnny years
it Iiiih boon in general uho. For bciIh
by all druggists.
CHRISTMAS   REUNION
The home of Mr. and Mrs;. Samuel
Waylett, Tank street was., the scene
of- unusual festivities >.on. Christmas
day, it being the occasion of tho flrst
family reunion in many,'years, and
their chlldron, and grandchildren to
the number of about 30 had assembled
as thoy did in'days gone by,'.around
the family table, the only absentee be-
Charlos Waylett of Fernie,who „w'as
unable to bo prosont, on account, of
business engagements,   ' y >■   • *
After partaking' of a sumptuous
Christmas dinner tho following toast
list was given: "Tho King," which,.was
ably responded to by Mr.S, Waylett;
"Our Host and'Hostoss" by Goo, Waylett, who spoko on tho many amiable
qualiti'os of Mr, nnd Mrs. Waylott, ro-
forrlng to tho days of his childhood
and tho fathorly nnd mothor.ly'lovo
bestowed upon the chlldron, Tho toast
of Oiir Wostorn Visitors', was .responded to by Mr. W. J. Dlundoli, who
spoke In glowing terms of tho groat
future that Wostorn Cannda had boforo it, and roforrod .with foollngs of
rogrot to tho disastrous flro which do-
vast atod tho town of Fornio last sum-
mor, Tlio last toast "Tho "Rising: Generation" wns fittingly rospondod to by
Molv. Donnls who spoko of tho good
future tlmt llos in tho -pathway of
tho youth If, ho caros.,to follow nftor
It.
Tho romnlndor of tho ovoning wns
spout In gamos, singing nnd other am-
UHomonts.
Among thoso proHont ,f**oni out of
town worn: Mr. nnd Mi*h. W, J, lllun-
doll, Mr, nnd Mm, Frod Wnylcu. nnd
Mrs Clinrlos Wnylot nnd chlldron, nil
of Fornio, II. C„ Mr. nnd Mrn. Molv,
DonnlH and driughtor nnd Win, Wny,
lott of Winnipeg;' Minn Hobo Ilnro and
hylo Wnylott of Toronto, nnd Mr.
and Mrs. George Wnylct nnd chlldron of Osborne,—Polroloa Topic,
ADDITIONAL  LOCALS,
Monday is,nomination dayi Do'your
duty,
.•Vote for a-decent-city and control
of the saloon men that run gambling
wide open and encourage the women
of the restricted 'district and tinhorns.
Miss McClymont and J. P. Lowe
are to bo married on the '14th, The
two lire perhaps tho most- popular
young couple in Fernie and wo extend
our congratulations,
' ' The Crows Nest Trading company
are starting the good work of removing their tempornry store. This is a
movo In tho right direction.       ■    •
Remember that next Thursday, is
voting day. Voto for I... P. Eckstein
for mayor, Ho has promlsod to uphold tho moral welfare of. ,tho city,
and to enforce tho law, Mr, Horchmor
has not touched upon this plank nt
nil, , You hnvo twelvo good men and
truo to choose from as aldermen, and
nny bIx out of tho twelvo will stnnd for
n decent city, Mr. Dickon's platform Is published on page eight.
His stnnd Is right, Mr, T, BlfiSi)
hns promlsod whnt is right. Put four
moro good, honest mon along .with
thoso two nnd tho city will bo.woll
protootod,
., Prov. Con. Kempston, who has been
at-Michel.this last three months was-
replaced by. Prov. Con. Routh   from.
Moyie.' . P." C.' Kempston     goes ' to-
iMoyie. ''   .''*;'      ' '     ;.    '77
,   The new C'P.'R. freight sheds are*,
now open and the freight staff!moved.'
to its new quarters this week.   They*-
ar'e most comfortably fitted up, 'and',
complete In every way. '   .7-'
.The Great Northern had a small derailment near/hero with'their snow-
plow! . Whilo running between here
and Hosmer tho plow jumped the trade
and the engine followed turning turtle. The engineer, received slight injuries to his hip. The rest of tbe
crow oscaped Injury. ■   '
The plumber smiles, 'the coal deal-'
ei'B and.the wood vendors chuclilo ujr
their sleeves and the' good husband of
tho house swears vigorously as ho hits •
the floor at 40 below In tho morning.
Wnter plpos have been on tho rampage and household and industrial routine havo boon interfered with generally. Yos lt was cold—but of course-
you dou't fool the cold horo tho samo
—not nftor you nre onco frozen stiff.
Cold wonther records hnvo boon mndo
to look like tho record of n snowball
In h ,   Fornio can boast of 41 bo-"
low: Michel did us one bottor for 47,.
nnd nt Dlalrmoro thoy claim that tho
narrow thread of mercury In tho*
thermometer was. down flirting wltlv
tho fifty below mark.
I'lflAR-o1 allow mo «pnco In your vnl-
imbln papor for .Jnnunry fltli to nennpt
tho chnllongo of Hilly Smith of Out*
nrlo,
T .im willing to v'Vc-'tle Cr.-.'lth .it
hl« own trrmw for nny num up to
$200 a nlrn If nccoptlng, Plonno np-
ply to Yorltoy nt Conl Crook. An onrly
roply Is wanted.     llUBlnoBB.
I remain, yours truly,
TOf-WPTT  mMFY.
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jj] life-like mounters of 5
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Cranbrook,  B, C« Y
2000   SHARES
at $10 a Share
of the Kootenay Telephone
Lines, Limited, have been
placed in our hands
For  Sale-
This is an A I investment, .
Everyone should buy even if
its only one share and own
an interest in pur own Tele- ,
phone, and have a say as to   ,
how it should be run,   Buy
soon if you intend to buy at   '
all as the shares are limited.   .
Cree  &  Moffatt
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Results*'b'f'ballotidr  two  check.
'weighmen: Elected Dave   Paton, 147;
John Wilde 122.'   Not elected: W.'H.
EvanB  112, J,- 11.'- Moore  69," Harry
; Lloyd 51, P. Mulgre'w 39.
/  Arthur. De Altroy received, a, nasty
injury to'his right .eye'by a piece of
flying rock in No. 5 mine on Decem-
'ber'28th.,        .".,     „.,'.,> 7
The holidays., at the'mines were—.
Christmas^day, Boxing day and New
Years day,       , . .     ,
The masquerade iball has passed and
gone, but the memory of it will remain
long.     It was a huge success   from
start to'finish*.1 * *A*,good*:and select
crowd of dancers turned in and there
was 'quite a host of orderly spectators.
The decorations of the club hall were
simple but artistic.     The red, white
and blue streamers running from the
walls ■ and meetiiig in the centre' of
the.ceiling, having in their course electric fairy lamps hanging therefrom
' with many colored shades over'them;
had a most charming effect, and were
... admired ,by, all. •   Mr.., Thomas.. "Wake-'
lacx.was floor, manager, and got things
set away with.his usual promptness:
The other,' duties were .performed by
the rest,of the committee;"Messrs. G.Hunt, T. Spruston, J. T. Puckey, and
P.- Bondgard,- secretary;: "each*" "doing
his bit with the precision of .-J clockwork. -,, Mr. Poster's band, consisting
of*violin, piano-arid cello:supplied. a
.'splendid -.program of dances and'the
light fantastic was merrily tipped, until four o'clock on New Years morning
when one of the most homely    and
convivial -.dances eyer,,:held ;in 7 Coal
*   Creek came to a close by ,the singing
of Auld Lang Syne.     During the evening Mr. Bob Nesbitt sang- two songs
in good style.     It would be invidious
-   to enumerate the costumes or     the
r_the_charactersj,as_they7iW_ereuJ._many..
and'each- showed good taste and skill
•in the selection..;/The ludifcrqus.characters were *tlie; two >' lost * babies "and
the hobo and  the policeman. -    The
former with their dummy teats , and
rattles,-especially entreated,the spectators with the hope of- discovering
their , long; lost,, parents,-." bat no ono,
was "anxious to recognize or"  claim
thom—and them such .beauties.   Thq
antic's of; the hobo being pursued by
tho policeman were extremely: comical, and the crocking of the hobo's liv.
ing roosters when mixed up in  the
scuffle with tho policeman   '' ciusert
roars of laughter.,   ..The. task of   tho
judges, Messrs.' G. O'Brien; T. Sprus-
ton, and H. Bakor in deciding the,, pinners of the prizes offered was a most
difficult one, and-itTwas only-v niter
lenglhy. deliberation thnt Mlsa Bolla
McClImont, who was dressed us Canada," was awarded tho Indy's prize, and
Messrs. J. Barrett and 1-1. Strolthorst
as tho Hobo and tho policeman,   tho
gentleman's prlzo.    Mrs, Taylor with
a good staff of helpers had chnrgo of
the Buppor and gavo ovory Biitlsfacct-,
ion,     A masquerado ball must bo a
settled foaturo of tho incoming of fu-
. tu.ro years.
Pat turkoys in tho Now Year tour*
namonts at tho C, C. L. A, A. woro
won by Walter Dick, W. II. Evans;
Harry Morncr, J, Dowds (2) J, Shanks
W. McFegan (2), .Tnck Russoll, Davo
Paton, Bob Adnmson, Jack Myors, ike
Moore, BUI Parker, Syd Hunt, , W.
Newman, Jock Dick and Aloe Adam-
son,
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Doctor Ilunlor la lying In tho hos
pltol seriously 111.
Constablo Varlow of Coal Creole
when in Pernio Saturday night, got
wind that a man wantod In sovoral
placos for forgery was supposed to bri
Bontowhoro In the town, Ilo bognn
mriklng dlllgont enquiries and a earn*
fill Hoaroli, Clolng Into tlio Quooiih
lie spotted a man who ho coiiflldorud
tallied In many respects with doacrtp-
tloiiH given, nnd nftor a bit of clover
mnnooiivorlng and flomo tactful quob*
tions tho click of thn liandcuffH was
hoard, and ho had tnnciiro-1 IiIh man.
Tlio prisoner wiih huoii to throw hoihg*,
thing away which on bolng picked up
proved to be n forged cheque. On bo*
Ing Honrohod nt the coup Bovornl olhor
forged choquoR woro found on him.
ITo !*.!*.*• ronr*;' -liftman ee>\ hie •"■upturn
i« an Important ono, and nur onnntahln
•'doRnrvon'nll credit. " *    '
Mrs. Wntson Boll was confined nf
a dnuflhtor on Sntiirrtny, .Trimmry 2,
The child Hvod but a tow hours and
tov tciuc U~c ths wetlfqr'iran •'" n
dnngoroufi utato,, Th-djat-ali^'-reports
sliow^hpp^bO'lmurovin-ir .<, [t
- Shall w,o start Vorlt nt;8 n,m.'Instead
ot 7; *•!«/'nntl ihftll^li-j doc'tor'a monthly (fao»>b incrMMid*^
posted up horn last' waeVenlHriir- ii
mnsB mooting of owpbli'otfBi'i'orHun*
day to fllHmisii tho nhnvin qiioriHonH, It
was not stated whoro or nt what hour
tho mooting yould bo hold. It lints
transpired Uint It wns hold at Fornio
on Sunday nftornoori last, and a special twin'wM' ruh from Coil Crook,
nut for thin mlntsko-oii somebody's
part pur little toj-rn^would Jiavojboon
bottofc roproVo^{6d"-''ii't3Hr"mMtinir!
and its voice would have "been, stronger.. The.first.,question.was answered
in the negative. The second one
caused considerable discussion, and
was considered to be of such importance that the meetiiig did not feel
justified in answering lt there and at
that time. It was1 decided to take a
ballot of all employees at the works,
and the date of ballot to be fixed later.
The matter has been talked'over up
here freely during the week and the
solid feeling certainly Is"'that the present contribution of one dollar a
month is high' enough. '•■
-Bob Hubberstey is out of the hospital but is not able to get about-yery
much. .
The severity of the.weather is plaj-
ing havoc with the regular working
of the mines.
Mrs. Taylor and family entertained
their friends at the boarding house on
New -Years,-night. - -.Dancing-was .indulged in until.,the small;hours and
an enjoyable time was spent.
Walter MacNamara-.nas been happ-
i'y "released by death from his >' long
suffering.-Wattle, as he was familiarly; known, had for years been troubled
with a derangement of the stomach,
and had undergone several operations.
He was removed from here to Cranbrook hospital ab'out-.four months'ago
and remained there .until Saturday last
when he quietly passed away. His
wonderful patience' and* his . splendid
fortitude undoubtedly, prolonged his
life." '• He was a native "of Cape'Bfeton
Nova Scotia., .but"had lived in most
of the western mining camps and had
also travelled through most of the
states, v His. kind and' ch'eery.'disposi-
tion'won the hearts'.of all men,: and
the memory .of him will be always with
us.,.; His-remains.were-brought ., to
"PernI^foFb^'laIrj^sp"ecial_train~w"a"s"
run^ from -Coal-Creek^and af,few. of
his' old associates acted as pallbearers. , The funeral service •• was'
held in .the Catholic ,church, from
which the cortege wended its. way
through the"'snow to.the cemetery—
where, the committal rites of his faith
were' performed. ■,' .His'earthly.,labors
are over... .'.May. his'■* soul-.rest••.'•* in
peace.
The-new year was ushered-in very
quietly, The .boll of the Presbyter-
inn church rang,the'o'ldXyear out and
the,., Now 'Year I,11* an(1 .p. 'Watch-night
service took place'at' tlio" 'Methodist
church,        .      '  7-  .,...* "
The dance given by Mr. and Mrs.
Dick and family on Saturday night was
greatly appreciated by all who wero
thero,
Tho Christmas-tree at-the Method'
iBt church on December r'28th was   a
great event with the children.   Thoy
gathered ln full strength and brought,
the grown ups with them,   The wholo,
programmo was'performed by the ju-
vonllos and was a crortlt to oach   of
thorn and to thoso,who had trained
them. The church was bedecked wltji
ovorgroons and looked moat seasonable.     In tho centro of tho platform
was a largo arch mado of ovorgrooiiB
and ferns; studded thoroln woro twinkling stars and a moon which nddod
greatly to tlie offoct of tho program,
oHpeclally tlio first Item,    On    tho
loft Btood tho Chrlntmas troo,    and
this beHpoko of Santa Claus bolng not
fnr away.    Whon ho camo ho brought
choorluoHB with lilm and onch littlo
boy and girl got    somothing    nlco
from him to keep him In their minds,
until ho oomoB again.
Tlio following wiib tho program:
Star" of Peaco by seven girls,
nooltatloiiH*   Ruth Smith,    Maggie
Hall, John Smith..
Solo: Winnie Hooeo,
Itocltatlon:  Hilda Young.
.   Hocltatlon. JosbIi' SlmvploB,
Iloellritlo.it Nojllo Mllbourno,
Duett:   Elizabeth Evmih and Bulla
Pinch,
nccllaUons:  Vlckey Wllklo, Emily
Young, John Ollmon,
Solo: Mona Boll.
nocltntlon:    'Lily Hall,     Fannin
Stovoiifl, Norn fllinrplns, JobbIo Molo*
hod, Winnie Ilonco.
Action Bong: Lily Hull.
KuciUl.-w...-'   M!;.J.!c .Ctcvcn**, John
Molrawi-,    ',',". "
Ductf, illld'a\YounR. ;and   Emily
Young.
Itocltatlons: Prod nooctyjnek Buch*
anan.
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Dialogue, Tho Flag: Prod Rooco,
Evnns, Evnns,
Hocltatlon: Lily Tyson,
Speech: Willio Hnll.
Duott:   Maud Tyson nnd
Boll.   ■     ■
Recitation:,  .James Hnll;
Langdon.
Good-night, i
A congregational social was hold in
thiB church on New Yenrs night and
wns woll nttondod,. Tho time fiom
7.30. to 0.30 wns taken tip with vi\rlou»
Bivmosi* ■'-■' Buppor - followed,; n* norol
.iectiotis were given on the. organ-f.by
IvIrffR.0'' Corner; :-rMr7;. Jos\ "-'Buchanan
sa'iig':" "I" Long to" See" the" dear" old
Homeland Jagain,'.' -Mr,...A; .'.'Meer, sang
PaV'me*/'Giles,*'aiid "TRev.'EV C.1 Curry
recited. "Christmas Day in the' Workhouse." A surprise item was ■ here
Introduced. Mr, R. Corner- in*' a
few well- chosen h and felicitous remarks presented the minister' with a
purse of money, a New Year's gift
from the congregation. , The minister, Rev.-E. C. Curry suitably, replied
and a pleasant assembly dispersed.
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The pillar work at Hillcrest Mino
has been closed down since January
1st'arid "54 miners laid off in consequence. .,-
, ■ The U. M. W. of A. will agree to no
reductions in mining rates to enable.
any operators to continue their present policy of cut-throat competition.
The miners are most determined to
maintain a living'wage in' this district
and any industry that- cannot pay
living wages had better go.out of existence.-' ■   '.
The village of Hillcrest has about
60 children of school,age;',but" as 'yet
no .'school. Applications have been
made for a. school but nothing has
been done futrh'er in the matter. There
is, some bad. neglect somewhere.
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R. W. Wood was a visitor in Col<-
man..6n''l''icsday. *
" Duncan Smith and P. "Whiting. of
Lethbridge   are   registered   at   * the
Coleman.    ,, <,
J, E. Upton of Princher Creek was
in town bn Wednesday in connection
with his store interests here. '-"' ■
•'..George-iA. Dickson of Royal -City
spent New Years day in. Fernie.
Inspector Belcher'of Pincher Creek
visited "Coleman on, Wednesday. It
■is-understood-that-some-changes-are
about, to'be made, in connection with
the Mounted Police stationed in this:
place. 7
,, Miss Campbell and Miss Brown who
have been spending the Christmas holidays with*Mrs.'.0,' Wi*'Benedict' returned to1" Calgary on Saturday.
David' Lewis who had his leg broken' sortie' time ago while at work in
the mine', is slowly progressing toward
recovery.'     '   •"■-■-,     '','',
Mr, Lewis seenis 'to be particularly
unfortunate since coming to Coleman.
This is the fourth accident that . he
has met with in the soven or eight
month's he lias been here.
A. Lumsden roiurned on Monday
evening from Calgary whero he, had
spent Now Years with friends.
A business change of coiiBldenib,'**
importance took' place here last week,
D. A, Simpson of Gloncoe, Ontario,
purchased a controlling interest In
tho Coleman Mercantile Company from
Mossrs. Smith Brothers of Lothbrldgo,
Alta. Tho businoss was bought almost five years ago by the Smith
Brothers and has boon controlled aud
ilnancod' by them until the present.
Under tho capablo mnnugemem. of O.
W. Benedict, who has been, tho pHn*
clpal director of the businoss, steady
growth has boon tho record of tho on-
terprlso, Tho Morenntllo has always
boon tho loading storo In Coloinan.and
Its employes now number soven —
whoro tho work was done by two when
tho businoss was purclmsod by Cmlth
Brothers. Aftor Btock hns boon talc-
en and othor necessary arrangements
mado Mr. Simpson will nBsumo .tho
management. Mr. Benedict will not
bo connoctod with, tho firm after the
end of January, It Is (o bo hoped
that by thla cliungo Coloman will not
loso the manager of tlin Morcantlle,
During the (lino he has been hore
fow havo lal'ou moro Interest. In nnd
glvon moro time lb affairs ot a publio
Itlud hik'Ii ns iho bonrd of trado, village IntoroBtu and other movements
which tend townnlB tho town's advancement,
Mi'H, JamoH Burrows and Mrs. Jus.
McNolll woro tlio roelplontH of prizes
at tlio Englo's masquerado bnll on Now
Yours'ovo. A good timo wns spoilt
by nil who attomlcd,
Tho liockoy gamo played on the
Colemnn rink between the Colemnn
tonni nnd nn nf/Kromntloii from Blnlr.
ienced. During this month 4 "years,
ago the thermometer registered as
one time 46 below, but "fifty has'not-
been, known before.
The' cold weather and blizV-ard reduced .the attendance at the church
services last Sunday. The congregations were very small both morning
and evening at the Presbyterian"
church, while a small assembly were
in attendance at the* Baptist service
held lii the Oddfellows hall at' 11 a.
m.      o "   ; ■ .
' The nomination meeting held on
Monday night, resulted in the following being nominated for village council for 1909: P. C. Graham, Alex. Cameron, J. 0. C. McDonald and D. J.
Hill. Messrs. Graham and Cameron
are members of'the old council. Edward Holmes,. the other member of
last year's council is not in tlie running this year. All of the above number are business men except Mr. Mc-
Donald who is a miner. The election
Which takes place on Monday next,—
11th inst.,—will be awaited with interest; but Coleman's civic affairs' will
be well conducted in the hands of
any three of those who have been nominated.   . -  "   ° ..
. The village secretary-treasurer's report for the year 1908 shows that the
revenue from, ail sources during the
year amounted to' $4738.56, while the
council expended $4400.61,' thereby
leaving a.balance of $337.9,5 in the
treasury.. ■ This record is particularly
good- and will be a source of satisfaction to the ratepayers and' citizens,
considering it is Coleman's 'first full
year of existence as a corporation. Few
villages or towns in Alberta or elsewhere of like size can produce an annual balance sheet with so good • a
showing. The coming year will also
be one of expansion and large expenditure on public works. ■ A large addition to the firehall is,being planned for
besides further improvements to the
streets will be part of the programme.
Jack Johnston of the Piigh' and Liv-'
ington Lumber company, was in-Elko
.this week from--Dorr. --,- ••_ >*.•■-
■ Who broke the'orgiin.   .     ,
'Mr. and Mrs. Chai'lie; Maxwell   left
Elko for Fernie on Sunday. ■
Charlie Kay says he will pay a reward of six drinks to any one returning'the lemon" arid white pup that
was stilen from the Elk hotel on Sunday night and answers to the * name
of Teabone.
... The C. P. r! surveyors are back in
Elko surveying out a site for a , big
sanitarium and locating sulphur wells
and a dead level grade.
Tom Dolan stll lowes us one dollar
bare knees. ,
Louie La Chonco and assistants .supplied fine music for the Mott dance.
A. P.* Knopfel and family left Elko
last week for parts unknown. There
was no banquet or presentations.
There is uq law In .Elko .against a
man kissing his wife on Sunday: This
helps some.
' We are passed the kindergarten age
and you can just bet your kid slippers
that we'll be. there with the    goods
when the time is called.
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Is
MRS.    E.    TODD
Now Offering: the  Following: Bargains
•Ladies' Dress Hats, $5.00 Special' Line at $3.75
Skirts, Winter Coats and Furs at Reduced prices
Also Fancy ..Dresses. The Celebrated Piigh Underskirts,  perfect  In  make, fit,  and .finish   at $3.00
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Jack Gillmore and Joe Polla'rton iir-
'ri.ved on Friday's train from Nanaimo
to work at the Diamond Vale. -   •■
The hockey match* being arranged
between Middlesboro, and Merritt failed to come off, Middlesboro not turning up. . What's the.matter with yo'.i
fellows? Why riot be gariie or. step
down?    ."    ' 	
At.an election held in Merritt union
the following officers were elected:
President: Frank Steele.'"' ";' ,
Vice president: W. Williams.
. Secretary: Chas.- Brooks.-
Recording Secretary:  James
■liams.   ■      • ■ ,. -
Treasurer:, H. Johns. ,..
. Warden: C: Griffiths.   \.
, Conductor:  R. McKenzle.
* Trustees: ■ W. -Williams, R.' Mckenzie "arid" Frank Steele.-'
_=J- J. Smith,, president''of, the Dla-
Wil-
Sole Representative* in Fernie for Splrella, which all
well  dressed  and  up*to-date  Ladies should wear
-Spirolla is the only bonirig^ which has perfect spring qualities
' allowing it to yield-' to overy motion' of the body.     It    allows,
• grace arid freedom and gives support arid comfort and   shape
to .the stouter types. Spirella-is absolutely guaranteed not to
break; .the.only perfect boning in the world. This ideal corset
is healthful, comfortable, allows perfect freedom,  and at the
. same.time brings .out the graceful and symmetrical curves of
the figure. It Is Inevitable that a corset to fit tlie figure cannot,
-as-a rule be found, in stores.-Wearers of Spirella corsets are
assured of the 'selection of "a mode designed to suit their style
of. figure and to afford the acme of comfort,  style and    dura-
ability. Spirella corsets, are endorsed by physicians and physical
educators; everywhere as the only corset containing   the    essential qualifications of health and sanitation   with   absolute
By the" kind permission of our- enemies we'are still living.   -'■ ....
■'The past.week has been another'gay
one socially; ■      ■ "'• -. -*.- .•   ■
Mr. and Mrs. John. Mott-of College
avenue, Elko," entertained a"-Iafge party of friends.New Years' day,, and the
atmosphere that permeated- was -of
tho genuine pld'time hospitality. Mrs.
Mott, assisted by" the Misses' Mott,
Bessie and Katie; received the guests
After dinner the guests wore entertained to dancing. ' Prof. Lachonce of
Wardner had been engaged for the
occasion and gave universal satisfaction, Tho guests had a most enjoyable time and wero enthusiastic over
tho delightfully spent evening,
Quito a largo party went from Elko
to tho big dance at Baynes Lake and
met wllh a warm rccoptlon iincl report
a splendid time, but tho'walkliig home
put a chill on tho festivities.
Tho writor recoivod word this week
that J. Plorpont Morgan, tho Napoleon
of Industrlnl Feudalism, wny build n
summer residence iri Elko this spring.
' It's no troublo for a woman to seo
tho po|nt of a pointless joko.
Tho Calgary Eyo-Oponor has boon
bnrrod from the malls and ln many
placos nn effort is being mado to bnr
tho males from the Eyo Opener,
"Carrie Nation Is using tho Blblo In
hor old country campnign, biit alio
takes tho lmlchot ns a surgical oporation may bo necessary boforo the
old country blokes can soo the point,
Tom Prontlco (If you plonse) of the
A, MacDonnld company, Pernio, was
In Elko this wcok soiling purity pepper
and pennuts.
/riio cold snap put (ho Ico cream
parlors nut of business In Elko, and lt
Ik reported Hint the wblskoy Is Ht 111
fro/on In 'Pernio nnd that tho boys
hnvo to tako It, In chunks,
It niukoH us smile to seo llio way
our biiHlneHH is building up aud ii
would mnko you Hinllo to hoo uh Jumping nround llko u pun of imp corn nftor more.
Sum Illlburn of KnllHpell wiih lu Elko UiIh wcok wonrlng a hard boiled
lint and n picture vest,
Cloorgo II, Scott, nnd family of
HoohvIHo, tho Big Red Apple country
PUHk-jiI through Elko on their wny
to Nelson whoro they hnvo rented n
furnished Iiouho.
correctness of fit and perfection of style;
to quality.   „.       '*• ■ i •"*
prlcces   according ,
mond Vale company arrived on Monday's train to-look over his-property.
He reported hifns'elf well pleased with
the progress made , at-No.'3; and, it is
the intention to develop, No. :S on'a
large scal.e, three shifts: being-' put-on
at th^ beginning of the weelc. •
, ,W. S..Thomas has,secured tlie contract of building the anew' court, house
•building.  ',**,'
Monday', was pay day at the Diamond Vale.
W. Mclntyre of the Coldwater hotel
will soon commence building a largo
rooming house opposite, .to'his hotel,     . ' ..      ;„',;
■ G.' B. Arpistrong left-on'Tuesday's
train for tho coast on business,;  •
Fred Pyles hns, flooded about an.
acre of ground against Armstrong's
storo and it makes a splendid rink, All
liockoy matches will bo played there
in future. ' , . ^
G. Gety has bought tho barber shop
from II, Macb.
Frank Steele left on Thursday's
train for Blalrmoro.
The Diamond Vale will soon havo
plnns complotod for tho erection of
cottages by contract for tliolr married
omployoos,
Jack Murray corralod two mon at
Sponcos brldgo who wore lenvlng Morrltt boforo paying their bills.
Thursday was tho coldest day In
Morrlt thlH wlntor,
,A joint commlttoo of MlddlOHboro
and Morrltt unions aro finding ways
and moans to Htnrt tx co-operative
storo.
II.'Gibson, mnstor mechanic at
Mlddlosboro, loft ou Thursday for
tho <*nnt to t-iDnci tho Now year.
Alex, Hoggnn Is taking a consim of
the peoplo of, Morrltt to socuro a 11*
coiiho for IiIh hotel. Keep nt it Alox,
you'll win.
The J ruin sorvlco to Merritt cluing*
oil nt Now Yours to 10,30 n, m„ and
a.30 p.m.
MAKING
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«r .-'.'  i ,'* .  i"     '     7    ' i"0'Kl
Wc certainly expect to make a vcason-
tiblp profit on everything wo soil;    lfjwe*
did not; wc would close up'slio/i. °ilut,
• ;-. ' . . ■•      ;nI al
miiul you. we snid i-easonnblo.  ' fy.,))}-^
dealers want big profits, but thenB--flh'«--y
are satisfied with few* sale's, • XVo run our
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bu.siuetason a dilVeieiit ba.sis: small pi'Oflt'*
We are sutisfliW'o'rtr
■-.iIT
often repeated.
#' customers are satisfied to save inoiiey'oji
™ ' good qutility groceries—si^ ovcry,l)'**tlyl*»
satisfied. ' 'I  >'»•-)'*'
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THE FAIR        T. B. STRUTHERS, ?iiflp,
-H
TIiIh weok'H storm Ih the worst und
moro, Prank nnd Hlllorest reunited In I the coldest ever soon In Elko by prloi-t
a victory for Colemnn. Tho lower
pniis towns lmvo Homo good plnyem,
un.l thoy put up a good *.;aui*.. When
linlf time was called th.) score was
8 to 2, but during the Inst half of tho
game Colemnn scored two more, no
thnt nt tho ffnlRh tho score stood 2
to •..    Hope you will come ngnln boyn,
J. P. Povnli mndo' n business trip to
Cnlgnry on Monday.
Percy Wllllmot hns quit the Mop
cnntlle staff and will Join the McGU-
llvriiy Crook Coal nnd Coko Co's force
iu thu near future.
Tho wenthor bnn boon very cold of
late, Mr. Editor. Tuesday morning
the. mercury showed fifty degreos below zoro, .while thirty, tliirty-flvo and
fortyibol^v hnye been the order of
 m     ^ (   ..,,„. .tho ,nt|hu McltK-o* Buiiittty..    It. U tlie
wnito^on"tliVlnblcs, 'Mitrr tn^aer Bc-UWdoit,f*Mp that Coleman hatt <»tp«r-
Monn
Edith
feature„boI>ig..^P■...t.l.i.o, yo'inj!. . m'*n
or dovll,
. Ilo good to your grocer and your
foot will never bo blistered on the
pnvementH of that iioutliotn city commonly known as Hades,
Elko Speclesls
l\y our own bald bonded, lady correspondent *,
So help my Josephine but cant bIio
throw her noso In tho air.
C., Kllngensmlth of tho Elk hotol
lost a valuable dog this week.
Miss Mary Roo Is wenrlng mocca-
Mlnt-i uguln,
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YOU WILL SAY, IS IT POSSIBLE
that I can bny good fruit lands with a good water supply, within 30
miles of Fernie, on Instalment plan, $5 down, $** per month, no interest for first year, for a five acre tract during the life of contract?
This offe rmay not last long, as the price may be advanced after
1st January next, so If you want good fruit landB at the bottom
price apply nt once, Do It now! Sales hnve exceeded our best ex-
pectatlons so far. We find it easy to sell a good article, and sueh
easy payments are not offered by any other such company. Write
for circular on "Kootenai Irrigation Tract."
D. W. HART n^TTo7ca7ad"a" BAYNES, B, C.
KnllHbol, Montium,     The parlor wiih] that the men will uoi hnvo to go to
beautifully (leconilod In tlie (.'hrlHtniim! the  oxumh  ol" having n  wiihIi  Iiouho
colei'H red nnd green, nnd (,-ni'ilH nml
diinicng were IikIuIkciI in until the
ilino cnmo to Hay good bye, which-wns
Iho onn regret, of the friends, iih Mr,
und Mi'H. FHnrlnlrlin**'* been n great nc-
meeting mid going homo without turo-
lug out to work. six
Mr. WooiIh of Trites-Wood Cocweoli
In town Wei'.iieHday nud went *tho lst
I Tliui'Hiliiy.     He wiih Infilled
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Mr, Ilnlloy nnd Dnrrott went     to
Pernio on Monday ovoiiIiik to complete
Homo plumbing after which, iliuy will i
return io llnyiies to Inite up    their'
roHldonee in tliolr lmlaue little cottage |
JiiBt completed, ;
Mr. nnd Mrs, .1, 1), Aye unteritilued
n largo number of friends at a New
YenrH bnll Inst Thursday evening,
ApproprlntO'docorntloiiH of the sen*
Ron were nwert. Larue bells wore suspended from the 'nrcliwny find at tlio
good old yenr was leaving tho guests
Joined .muds'nnd welcomed In the
new yenr by singing Auld I.nng Syne,
nftor which refreshmenth were served
and dnnclng was reHtimed until a late
i hour.
i,
MIhh l.Ulle Gray, who has boen visit-
(■ulBltloii socially, and lmvo iiiUon part j tleiiutu iih to the cluince ng   further
In our untertiilnmeutH nud iihIiIh from j him up for u CliriKtmnn ondltloiiH   of
tIiIh  Mr. Sinclair In n fine vlollnlnl,; wiih gmul enough to w e Keen,   and
und Iiiih fiirnlshud excelleni. nnisle for \ for noxt Christ mas t,r mny bo obtain-
tlio ballH, j off)  tluii. every oii.cok of Coal Crook
 *  | rlilel'i'ii, which bvit. the office of tlio
i hoped (lint ln< I»ji tor.
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. Swamp Angel Harry come In from •«•* '**>r '""<•"•« ,n Cm] vu'totort™
Sand Creek this week, and remained 1 Wf,»>»* ^»rn<,A «° ™W* m WcdncB"
jn town until ho hnd nothing loft but <ln>' n^Uh-
a headnehe,
Mike Kelleher fcnys the girl ho pro-
,tlot»ca to Imn eot to knon- enough to
take th* paper off her-ctrsmals. -
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iim iii.it>,* iiun; »u...<... >.>j ,,.<y.
fur (lijt. Uu •.-•.«.. uitli.ti lo Dn: nil,
tinned if poll of cold weatlier,, Tin-
motors lmvo had to bu laid on i'p.
shelf and horse power rovortdjlsln*
.,',» ., t ., ev, •„,,. ...,e of
were out employed, nnd yet * hdhhIou
sorloiiH view from the m< company
point, Ih thu fact flint np, maintain
out under tt\u:h iinfavorftwny of stand-
to be confronted wlt.U on the Inter-
or probably none nno between llrlt-
the ciiho during thnn United Staien In
such rlrriimstnirhero the «nld bound-
should mako km! by tho Kbit head
off«e» this stt northerly by tho most
after the .1 practlcAblo route follow-
OOM,. Buft-'lniheful Hiver nnd to thu
peiie,(l ,*y between Ilrltlnh   Columbia
The
l.edg-.
liar*
Post Offlco Inspector
h Inspector's offlcu, Cnlgnry,
1008. Jun. 10
One of the most enjoyable affairs
nt nnyncs erremiy wan n farewell par*
nnd Mrn. H'neliilr have been a'groat ac* I flverxe Province ot Alberta whero tlm
fore leaving for Iholr now homo   nt jbol boundary Is Intcrswtnl by   D»
Calgary
Cbfli++lto
■**Hr*B»' ***» tm imi-mi 'Tern*
Co.
■i
All kinds of
ROAST MEATS
Glvo ua a trial
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PAGE-EIGHT
THE. DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE.. ,B. C.; JANUARY 9 1909,
-;       C..P. R. TIME TABLE.
No,.8 Flyer Eastbound  24.18
No. «7.;Flyer;;We*5tbound   "-1.55
No. ,-2l 4 Eastbound Regular  18.25
No. 1213 Westbound Regular .... 9.46
No. 236 Eastbound lst class .. 9.00
No.* 235 Westbound, 1st class ..20.16
G. N. TIMETABLE
. .
No.' 2.52   ...
No.. 251
12.40 a.m.-       FERNIE
•t.OO.p.m
12.5S    .            HOSMER
*  3.40
1.10   .                 OLSON
3.27.
1.35    ,   '" "    .   MICHEL. '
* 3.05
FOR SALE—Edison Phonograph —
latest model, 2 or 4 minute records.
Cost $65, for $50, with three dozen records. Records cost $17 alone. Apply
Ledger office.
.. TO    RENT.—Large,      unfurnished
.room in house with bath, hot and cold
jtvttter, etc." Apply Ledger Ofllce.
; TO LET—Two furnished rooms on
Victoria "avenue. , .Apply Ledger office. , s . : "
. BOARDING HOUSE FOR SALE.—
'At Coal Creek.     Apply at house No.
■140.    ..    ' "' -
$200 will buy an 80 h.p. boiler and
a 40 h.p. engine in running order. Apply box 175, Dldsbury, Alta.
,'. WANTED—Situation iii store, * or as
junior clerk in office, speaks Lettish,
Russian, German, Ruthanlan and English and can keep a simple set of
books. Address Chas, Shagat, City.
E. \V. Hall, the jeweler of Hosmer,
was a vfsttor in the city on Friday.    *
For frash meats of all kinds .try ths
West Ftrnie Meat Market.
. \V. G. Bruce, who spent the holidays
in Winnipeg returned home Thursday.
'The cuisine at the Napanee is unexcelled.     The bar has the best in
ii
the land.  '" . l
F. H. Sherman, President D'stric'
18 came in from Blairmore on-Thins
day and left for the east oh Thursday
night." •    "    ..
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'For hotel accommodation the" Napanee is the'place'.' " '-"	
Miss \Westwood, daughter of Dr.
Westwood of .Coleman, 'Visited with
Mrs. Eckstein this.week, and returned
home on Wednesday.   ■ ,
The Napanee hotel is prepared to
bandle travellers and other guests.
-H. G. Lockhart left Monday cfor To-
■*ronta^ffdnotHer*^oIiit^ea¥f
- Rochon, that's .alK-the-.Can.dy. King
J. A. McDonald of Blairmore was
in town Friday.  " '        '
Andy Good' of Crows" .Vest  xv-ts in
'own on business during the-ween.
Flooding the rink has cbmiueuccl
and skating will, likely be i.-i .ordo- «m
Monday nif it.
For New  .'ear Gifts see Wright the
Jeweler's display of jewelry and of
watches.     Next door to HotelFernie.
.If it is true that Andre has road:-:*:
tho north -pole it's easv- to. expiiii.
the present stock of weather.
Rochon has some real nice ice
cream on hand.     Call and see.
- Owing to the severe weather of Jhr
past week the. mines at Coal Creel-
were compelled to close down for two
days.  ..     . ."
Rochon has won the highest appreciation of the citizens as a "Candy
King.
J. Seiko w.is badly frost bitten on
Thursday night, having his ears so
badly injured that ha will probably
lose them.       "   ' ''"-",.
If your wife js angry get her a box
of Rochon's Chocolates—that will win
her'over."      *  ■'.' *•" ,   ,"   , ;
A subscription list for the aid of
tho sufferers- in Italy In the' recent
'disaster-Is being-circulated'in town
and is  receiving t good - support:
A.. J. Carter, the new secretary-treasurer of District No. IS,was in town
on Thursday aud Friday on official
business. • ,
L. P. Eckstein has called n meeting
for, to-night in Bruce's hall. ' All the
prospective aldermen on the list are
invited to be present. A special Invitation has-been extended toM". S.
Herchmer.
Frank Steele, president of Merritt
Local U. M. W. of A., was in town
on Thursday and paid us a friendly
visit. Mr. Steele congratulated us
on our outfit and premises. *„
C. J. Bury, general manager of the
C. P. R. at Winnipeg, together with
other C. P. R. officials passed through
Fernie westbound on Thursday evening's delayed express.
Rev. Williamson, of the. Baptist
church, will preach to-morrow evjh
ing on the subject of "Municipal
Matters." "Come out and get soine
polnters on the stand you' should talrv
in the, coming campaign.
It is rumored on fairly good authority that two prints at.the Free Press,
one in charge of the lithographing department,-and the other the general
.overseer of. the artistic, job, department, . were trying to emulate the
Johnson-Burns fight,: We have not
heard officially-who was Johnson.
'Two. curling rinks from. here, went
up to Cranbrook on. Thursday evening
to play with Cranbrook. They were
A. C. Liphart, H.J, Johnson, Rev. H
R. Grant, Harvey-Brown, G. G.. Hen
derson, A. J. Burnslde, Robert Duthie
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Election of New Officers   >.
LOCAL TRADES
UNIONS IN LINE
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TRADES AND LABOR COUiMCIL
The Trades and "Labor, Counoif (the
bunch'of aliens, floaters and ngiiators
—yellow journal) met on Monday evening last. .
It being the first regular meeting
in. the year the election of • officers
look place and resulted in the following being elected:
President: J. E. Gravett. „ -    -
.Vice-president: L. G.' Snow.'
Treasurer: F. H, Shaw,. ,  .
Recording secretary:  W. Sa. Stanley.   • ,,    ' ' , ' ' ' *    . ■       '
Statician*.  Thomas Chippendale.
Legislative - committee:, Mitchell,
Wilde, and Biggs, „
Executive committee: Gravett, Stanley, Shaw>> Chippendale and Snow.
" :The' next -regular meeting will    be
held oh Monday night, the I8lh. ''
Free Press editor invited.
.    .,.  CARPENTERS' UNION
-The United, Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners election; of officers
for the next'sfx months resulted as
follows:''
President:  Francis H. Shaw.,
Vice president:—^ Thomas Chippendale. ,
Recording Secretary:  J. Fairburn.
..Treasurer: T. Clarkson. . ,
Conductor: R. Lewis.
Warden:  T. Anderson.
Trustees W. A. Connell, F. H. Shaw,
D. Mcintosh,
Delegates > to Trades and Labor
Council: Messrs. Thomas Chippendale
and'F. H'Shaw. '
CANNED GOODS
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We: have ;the. best assortment in the .country of the
famous horse: shoe brand *
Peaches. Pears, Raspberries, Strawberries. Plums,.Salmon
Wi Ji BI^JNDEiaL,
PAY CA8H
'■mm
*He~wilr
visit'his home in, New Brunswick bc-
fero returning.
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For Sausage try.West Fernie Meat
Market.'-'     -       ... "' ' ,
VvRey. Wilkinson, .arid Mr Findlayson
•ofj,,the Home. Bank.were badly frost
bitten, while driving home from' Hosier one day last week.
• The Napanee*gives the best meals
at all times.
MrCMufc**... of the Fernio Fort Steele
Brewery sent- us a real nice caiendur
this wj-Jc.'' It is one Of tho ru.i's.1
wo lia\e seen,.
Ladies watches at great bargains for
to-day only. Wright the Jeweler next
to Hotel Fernie.
Mrs. T. H. Whelan nnd MrR.Gleason
loft for Napanoo Ont.,"on Tuesday on
an extended visit. Mr. T, II. Wholan
accompnnled them as far as . Swift
Current.
The West' Fernie Meat Market
pleases all people. Workmen deal Here
and save money.
■f. MeDlnrmid, contractor for the C,
P, II. station who haf* been absent for
the last two weeks In Mooso Jaw nnd
Winnipeg returned on Thursday ovoning,
Wright the Jeweler has a fine line of
ladles Diamond rings which he is selling nt great bargains, prices range
from $10 up, Storo next door to Hotel
Fernie,   . ,
and Walter .Campbell.  T" - -, . -
The concert and • tea given* by the
Fernie Industrial and'Cooperative So
cioty'was a first class* affair in every
wiyVsinir reflects "great,;credit*oii the
committee. The concert .was brought
to a. close by a dance which proved
very;agreeable to all. present. .,.,,-.;■
We have a nice range of Sterling
Silver Toilet Sets and Military Brushes
which we are selling at less,than their
actual cost. - Call. and.get one before
they, are all gone.'Wright the Jeweler in A. A. Gillespie's store,,, next
door to Hotel Fernie. (  ,
On Adam's Peak In Ceylon, at
about. 7,000 feet, above sea level, thero
Ih a large flat stone on which is tho
imprint of the human ' foot. Mohammedans believe this to bo the place
that. Adam first .stepped on being
expelled from the Garden of Eden, In
close proximity to this aro the ten
gnrdetifi of the world famed Nuwnra
tillva district, where Snladn ten Is
grown.
A PROGRESSIVE 8TEP
8o that I may be able to give my
customers the best possible value for
their money I have decided to "coil
duct business on a strictly cash basis
from the 1st of 1609. ,
ANOTHER FIRM
has decided on a straight cash business.     From the first of the year N,
E. Suddaby will carry on a cash bus
Iness only
The   Workingman's
— Store —
Don t forget that I am back
in the old stand and that
my prices are better
than  ever
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Men '.v
Suits   $5.00   to
$20
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Shirts    75c to
6.00
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Shoes    2.00 to
5.00
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Ca-bs      SOc  lo
1.50
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Trunks 3,50 to
$25
ft
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See my swell line of Neckties tr\^ j.~ <bo
all styles      -      -       - OUC to 0J
A.  A.    GILLESPIE
fVti.    door to Hotel Fernie)
Singer Sewing Machines Co.,
Fernie, B.C. ; .
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". "Why be without,a Sewing Machine when you
can get one for $3.00 a month ?
J. P. H0ULAHAN, Agent, opposite Coal Co.'s office, Pellat Ave;
CARPENTERS
The Amalgamated Society ' of: Carpenters .and .Joiners elected tiie following officers:fbr 1909: ■■'
J.'Woodyard, president'     v •
A/ Tyard,' vice president.. .      ",*'
.. W. .J.-Schofield, secretary. 7       ...
.' J. Newrick, treasurer: . ,
'■ S."'Smart,*' check 'steward. ■    "     '-'
7E." Ward: Sick:Stewart., '".'.''
• .-V/^F.^Hunt, branch, referee.    iV,..- ,
T. .Edwards, door keeper.- - •■'•• ■, ,.-
Trustees: J. Marshall, W. Currie, L.
Snow, W/ F| Hunt, E.'.J.' Dicker.     "
' Cpmmitteerhent'j. Davey, J. Yoting,
L.* Snow, W.F|.-,Hunt, and   C.   Tnr-
her'.-  •' .'■-"'   •■-.-*"  '■■*• *'.  ;..'       ..'  ':
..Council delegates:
Wray. . :.' .,..;,   u'.".
,L". Snow and * T.
:l ,7' lathers^p'nion n6:,304 ,'
: -Tlie following ;pffice*rs were elected
for the^ear 1909 at,the regular;meet-
ing of the Metal, Wood and Wire, Lathers union No. '304.      - '   ■ v
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President.:- ,W, Jamieson.   .w(.
Vice-president: J. Snialleriberg. *
Corresponding secretary:, Wi, J. Sim-
morifl. :.    '-''"'   '   .' ■'   "'   ''' '"/
Financial Secretary:-,W. Skinner." ■
Warden:. W. Burrouglis.   ■   -
1 Delegates    to Trades ": and    Labor
council:; F.M,oody  and J,  Smallon-
berg." ■ '   7
PAINTERS AND'PAPERHANGERS
The United Brotherhood of Painters, and Papor hangers of Anie'-Ica --
Fornio local—hnve elected the following officers for the yoar 1900.
Prosldent: ■ Charles I-laslott.
Vlco-Pro8ldent:r-A, T, AIiui.Vol'.
Socrotary.Tronsurer:-— W, Hawthorne,
Preceptor:  T. II. McQueen',
Wnrden: .Jns. Bnttershill,
This is a now organl/ntlon which
st arts out with a membership of
20 mombors. Tlioymoot over*/ foe*
end Monday In tlie month.
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7Fernie's*V' Cneip >'.,''Gash«.' Stof&i
n; ,y, i. ... .. ,X7., .. .,   ■„,.     . jy <-.-_.i-.-i.
.Victoria Ave.
Fernie, B^C;
MAY WE ASK'TOO-A
jiuestiob?:
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Doesn't.uiake any difference
where you buy your. shoes—' .
.even if you make your purchases here—do your shoes
lit, do they give you the sat-, j
isfac.tidji j'ou have n right to /
expect, t One thing- we are 7.
sure of-—we can and will give.:?
you shoo. satisfaction if yoii'-'
-will give us the chance^*'-
even if thnt involves,an ex-T^
change ' or .' refunding fJf.of^"
lnoney. : '': .-*.   *.','   ,-' &'/h;-
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A complete assortment of best music
Vocaland Instrumental, received,to-day
'J'HIS has "been carefully: selected and"-comprises.
most of the favorites, Both popular and classic. ■
-. njWe,;have now, .on, exhibition, a shiprnent\.pf the ,
-■•-- famous new "double record Columbia-discs. -These "
discs at 85c each bear Wo complete records,, one..,.
on*.each,-side, and cost 0pn\y 10c 'more thiaii the
usual, single record of-6tHermake.si; ^ f ■■■• c-, . .',.-
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\;.The t Jtiifuary issue.of Edison 'Records-.has arrived.'.
i     Call and make your selection early while our stock
■—is-completep-^^
recortls are winning many friends.. ^,.; _J *,,,;;.;,..' ,.
A full line of yioliri^, Mandolins, Banjos, guitars,
Harmonicos, Accordeons,' Flageolets; strings,"etc.,
always on-hand at -:,
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Suddaby s Drug:& Book Store
AGENTFOR 8PO)<W8M*^N-REVIEW, KODAK8,    HUYLERIS,
G. G. S. I.lndsoy, president of the
Crows Nest Pnsa Conl company, is a
guest at tho King Kdwnrd hotol and
ho will remain In town for nbout. two
weoks.
Edmonton dnfonlrd thn Wandnrnrs
of Montreal In tho final gnni'i fur tl.o
Stanley cup by n score of 7 io U, hut
fulled to lift the famous 1111*.-**, loulng
on tho round by throo gonl.t. LoaIit
Pntrlnk wiih tho stnr pen'oiiiici*,
VV, A. Ingrnm has now liiHtnlled nn
Amorlcan blllard tnblo, which will bo
welcome nows to lovers of tlmt nporl,
.Without fear of eonlrndlcilon we vci.-
t.uro to say 'lint no finer or more up
to (Into pool nud blllnrd hull exists in
II. C.
Dr. nnd Mrs, Douglns Coi*hoii guvo
11 vory ('iijoyubjo brhlgo jmyly 011
Tiininliiy night to a few frlundH,
The Glee Club turned out lu force
to colobrmo tho Now Year nnd sop
'ulndnd tin. inorrliiintH nud pioinluotil
citizens of the town,
John II. Gulvln, vlPo-jH-OBlrtniil    of
DlHtrlct IS wont to Murrltt on Thurs*
day.    .'"rom lli«r« Mr. Gulvln   will go
to IudlannimllH to utt(>nd Uu* ronvon
tion.
TO THB ELECTORS OP THE CITY OF FERNIE; ,
LADIES AND!GENTLEMEN:—Having' consented to accept nomlniuion
for Alderman, I think it my diity,to acquaint you with the stand I intend to
Hike in the Council'if. elected. *. *.  •■
1—1 nm In favor'of a clean and decent city, tho.abolition ot nil gambling, and Sunday closing of all BtoreB, saloons and pool rooms.        , ' " .
2—Tlie spending of the rntos'ln the most economical way nnd to the
best ndvanlngo. In improvement with a fair shnro to every part of tho city.
, .I—Public conveniences orcctod for the ubo of mon nnd womon   Instead
of having to witness scenes that belong to tho brute element,
•I—Of regulating tho appoaranco of restricted eloment in our streets nnd
storos as they'nro a menace to nny. reBpoctablo community, and I think tho
timo haB come; whon we ought to rid onrsolves of their presence In our
midst.
G—-I nrn In favor of something being dono nbout the rollof which was so
generously sont to lis, Wo ought to know what is Intended to bo dono, with
tho action of tho rellof commltteo In asking us to pny bnck- what wns given
to ua, and whoro their right Is In making bucIi n domnnd, ns I bollovo thoy
hnve no legit! right In milking nny such ilonitiiids,
fl—Tho enforcement of nil laws, provincial nnd civic wltliout projudlco,
or fnvors to nny, nnd n system of hours of duty for tlio polico,
In nBklng you to support mo I mny Hiiy tlmt tho morals of our city will
hnvo, my kooncst attention, thnt wo mny havo a much noedod Improvement
upon former yenrs; nlso thnt the flimuolu! port nuiy not be neglected, In
coming before you I WANT ONLY THE SUPPORT OF THE DECENT AND
RESPECTABLE PART OF THE ELECTOR8-OTHER8 I DO NOT WANT.
I nm yours truly, W. M. DICKEN.
BAD Fir AT WETASKIWIN
f   : BUSINESS BLOCKS CONSUMED
A complete lino of samples or
Fall Suitings and
Overcoatings
Wor-uted-Bi Scree*
and Tweeds
Up-to-date Workmanship
Moderate ?rim
J. C. KENNY
WEDDING QELL8
A vory pretty wedding took place
nl 7 p.m. on N'cw Yeiirs flvo nt tho
homo of Mr. nnd Mrs. T. Lotchor, Victoria nvcniR-, when thoir uldcst. hod,
Illulr, wns unitod In thu holy bondH
ot matrimony to Kloroncn Bhuw, ah
tlio Hi mind of tlio wi-ddlng innrch ponied forth plnycd by Mrs. .1. A. Qulnlnn,
onimltt of tho i»rnnni, tlm hrldn, look*
Ing vory chnnnlug In white not ovor
pnlo blue tnffotn, lennlng on the nrm
of her brother In law, Mr, J. W, Cray,
followed by llio bi'ldesiuitldH, Mln« U,
Letcher, sister of the groom, looUIng
vfrv av/ei-t nnd dainty in while mull,
etitfiri'd the pnrlor. wlioio tho groom
and bi'Bt mnn, Mr, I*Y Slinw, nwnitod
thoni undor nn inch of evergreen nnd
"bells,
After the ceremony, which wob pur*
formed by the Hov, ll. S, Wilkinson nf
chiint Ui'iic!,, tl>.) (a;ui*.-itrt favin.in..'...^
nbout fifty mil down to n suinptuous
repit«l, 10 wlili-h they did ample Juw
tlce. Mr. H. Dudley piopo«(*d tlm
health of tin- biide nnd groom, which
was r-'Dpoudcd tn by Mr. H, C. Olson,
nftnr which dancing was kept up un
(II (he wee smu' houis.
litaittiu yruvi-ntit u» Stum gUiii^. u
full Hit of (he presents; but nnong
them wns n purse of gold from Iho
follow employees of the groom on tho
M, F, nnd M, Hnllwny, whoro lio litis
ably filled the poult Inn of eonduetor
for 11 number of yenrs. The groom's
gift to tho liildu wns ft bountiful fur
lined rout wllh mink coilnr, nnd lo
the lirliU-smaldH gold brueelots and a
signet ring to tho IiohI mnn,
AVIilniHter and Company presented
flinti*.   \v\tl\   0   linnntlfnl   fi'ivH*'.'"'        "nl
whoro tlm bride bus boon book keeper
for Home*tlme.
Also n costly pnrlor lamp from the
brother of thu brldn, Mr. (Icargo Hlmw,
blnelismlth nt Mrflllllvrny, Thobrldo
htuI frrnnm left nn the Klver fnr Sno-
luitie, Nenttle nnd oilier const point'..
The bride's going nwny dress was
brown brondclnth with lint to
iimk'li,
On their return thoy will tnko up
iheir residence on Dnllon avenue.
•WJSTASKIWIN, /ALTA,vJiai?.' 0—Piro Btarted in P. Burns nnd
Co. 's oimieo this m'owiing nt 5.30, destroyihg P. liurns and Co's block,
occupied by V. J. 'Stevenson, stationer; P. Burns & Co, butcher
shop, with ofl'icos nnd-rooms;in.the second storey; Mrs, Bnrnhill's
livery stable, occupied by J. II. Eggleson; Comptou and Montgomery's block, occupied by thenins* ivvgcnernl store; nlso Smith nnd
Gibbs' rcaleBlftte office arid C. 0. Biiiley's jewelry storo. Tho whole
oi thc above is a complete loss, with thc exception of a small amount
of stock from Bailey's jewelry store. M. T. "Williamson removed his
stock from liirf building but-at fi'o'clock thot'ire wns chocked, and
not likoly'lo luirn. Thc loss will amount to -+'20,000 in buildings and
to stock j*J?5O,00O; partly covered by instinince.
FORTY HOTEL LICENSES DISPENSED
WITH IN THE CITY OF TORONTO
TOHONTO, Jnmiary 0—The hotel licenses cut off by local op-
tion amount lo 'J!)*, licenses cut off hy reduction, !); by-laws carried
22; local option sustained,'22; total 44, Tompcrnnco losses: Majorities against local option 4; by-laws repealed 2; failed to secure three-
ifiUR majority 20; total 20.
It is understood that an influential deputation from tho Board
of Tni<io and ollici' organizations' is being formed to ask the new
council to 'tillig'ilc the drastic nature of the license reduction bylaw. The contention is thnt ftT.0 of 11 majority in a city as large'
lis Toronto Ih not a sufficiently mib.Htnntinl e.xpresflion of opinion,
nnd it is bellik suggested that a plebiscite might be interpreted to
read that.tlio 44 licenses must be cut off in instalments, ten each
your; for four years, mptcad of in ono full swoop. Some definite action along tIiim lino-mny be expected within a week.
MITCHELL WILL. FIGHT TO MAINTAIN RIGHTS
STILL THFV COMF
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A gentlotnnn writing1 to us (lilt
wi.'ck say... "I havo rorjivt-i! tbo
rnimplo copy of Ledger; onrlosed find
my subscription for 19M. IT 18 THE
3EST  PRINTED PAPEH   I     HAVE
JSCCN.IN THC  013TrTfCT.t.    WW,
! VOU HUCOE88."'     •
.VKW YORK. January 9—John Mit.-li.--ll. viccpresident of the
American I-'oilcmtion of ifjnbor, iii-ii'lo his first public address trniight
Hinvti ho and Secretary Morrison and President Gompers were sen-
t'onced'to'jnll,
Mr. Mitchell dwelt almost entirely on tho status of women in
the world of trade, saying that ho believed in equal pny for equal
work for tliein. Ho received applause when he declared that Im
believed in woman raiTrftge,'lmt «aid that he would rather sec the
womri in thi) home, rearing children and multing life brighter,
Mr. Mitchell Bpoke a little on free speech nnd tho freedom W the
press and sttld that incarceration of n few labor men would not put
nn em] to organized labor.
''Labor will not yield; it will tight 16 muintii'm Us rights nt any
cost," he sail),
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