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Industrial Unity is Stvengrtli
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The Official Organof District Mo. 18, U. M. W. of A.
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Political Unity is Victory
VOL. IV.   No.
FERNIE,   B. C,   NOVEMBER 28th,   1908
$1.00 si Year
vi Finest Pianos ih Canada sold on
such purchase terms that
-.,: .•.-.:,veyery!.hpme,!may.;. ■---_.
 .-- own- one	
We %\'imt you to, know'more,
about the New Scale Williams""
Pianos—what magnificent instruments   thev   are — and
WHY.     Om- /freoj..booklets -
give  these  facts.—tell  what
famous,   pianists,'    teachers, .
singers,' colleges and schools
think of these faultless pianos.
And thoy arc FACT'S that you
should know about tho
:;,-v^,.PIANO, :.,,.,,-.7
"Let" us send'the booklets'and .
show you how you may have
any style,of tho Now Scale
Williams Piano—grand or'up-.'
right—and pay for it on our
new, purchase plan.   Address
.'orcall "on the undersigned for".
-particulars. .-•■»--. V ,-.	
We c&ry the j stock  to suit
all   tastes.      Our   Kitchen
j ^ ..
Ranges,  Stoves and Heaters
::catfhdt^be^'excelled.   We are
in   price .■'■■every   time;
The J. H, REID GO., Ltd.
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Public Meeting Under Auspices of Trades and
Labor Council Endorse Nominees-Citizens'
League Formed to Conduct Fight
The public meeting called by. the Fernie Trades and Labor Council, for
(.he purpose of 'ratifying the-stand taken by the Trades and Labor Council,
and having public expressions of opinion on the names of the candidates
suggested by that body, was well attended., o .
The president of the Trades and .Labor Council opened'the meeting, and
called upon the Rev. Lasliley Hall to take the chair, which the Rev. gen tie-
man'did In'a very satisfactory and broad minded'way. After explaining the
bbjectsof the meeting the chairman balled upon Pres.'Gravett to speak. Pres.
jGravett reiterated his opening remarks and dwdelt upon, the necessity of, a
change In municipal affairs.,"   i       "' .,--._,
' Mayor Tuttle was called, but as the City Council was jn session, he was
not present..,.  A vote
YOU WILLhSAY, is it possible
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that I can buy good fruit lands wltli a good water aupply, Mtfoln 30
miles of Fernie, on Instalment plan, $5 down, $5 per month, no Interest for first year, for a five aore tract during the life of contract?
Thlsoffe rmay not last long, as the price may be advanced after
1st January next, so If you want good fruit lands at the bottom
price apply at once.'* 'Do It now! Sales have exceeded our best expectations so far. "Wo'.flnd It easy,to sell a good artlole, and auoh
easy payments are not offered by any, other audi company.' Write
.for clrcu|ar on "Kootenai Irrigation Tract,"   ; 7;.,,,'
D. W.  HART     Awnt for Panada     BAYNES,  B. C.
Edmonton, Nov. .25—"Alberta-is to
have the railways it needs." 7
This was the "important announcement handed out by Premier Rutherford this - morning, and the • policy of
the government* _to bring this about,
is- outlined~in~thes6;rwords:
'.'I .and my. .colleagues have, given
the railway question a.great deai of
thought and' have thoroughly -weighed
the advantages of immediate railway
construction." A policy''of railway ex"
tension ,'throughbut all parts' of, the
province' has now .been decided upon,
You are at liberty, to say that I, will
give my best endeavors to the. advancement of, this project."
Department of Railways
"It Is tho Intention of the government to " establish a . department of
railways and'make .It one of the most
important departments:of.tho government and ono which 1 personally will
look, after..     ■    ■     .    ,-      i
My government has introduced a
great many measures for tho benefit
of the' people of' the province; but I
do hot believe that,any of .them are
of .-more • Importance - than . our action
In this mottor-wlll be.'. *,.",,
' My colleagues ure all of one mind
on this question1 and they-heartily endorse my .action, in pledging our gov-
.ornnioiit .'.to ' tills most. Important undertaking.  -   . ■
("fioforo His Honor Judge Wilson)
—lottora of administration wero granted in thc -rotates of Qustav Adolf Lu-
dolph, Philip Cnldwoll and Victor
Proflzor; application of Mr. Eckstein
in each caso.
McNeil vu Anglo*. Claim' upon Judg*
mont of lho district court of Cnlgary,
Ju*,\*;mont for I167.G5;   Uclisloln „ for
..\icuuiio v.* KicdauiA; Ciadu iu enforce Mechanics Lion. Stood over (III
Monday, 30 inftt.
Whito vh Sheridan* Action tor dam-
ages caused by defendant's pigs. Judg-
mont for |10, IDcksteln for plaintiff;
wisher for dofondant,
Hlloy va ninkomoro: Action for $30
monoy loaned. Judgment reserved., *.
Campbell and Gray vu Pasta: Action
on Mechanics' Lien. Sherwood H«rctv
mer for plaintiff; I* P. Eckatoln for
Mnrphjr vs Miller, »te*od ovor. W. IL
from conviction of police mnglstrftto.
T. Wholfin vs City of Fornio: Apponl
Decision rosorvod, Koksloln for appellant; Fisher for. respondent.
American Missionary Wires That He
Is In Danger.
flhnnghal, Nov, 2C—Nowb   rocolvod
UV.JW   .6   Vl>   'Hi«   V.ktiS.1!.   XitttX   VutiU   'It**
a mutiny anions tho Chlneso troop*
at Anklng, aftor tho announcement of
tho death of tho omporor nnd tho empress, /
Tho mutiny was finally suppressed
ttfter never* fl-chMni*. Tht» American
missionary at Anklng wired Consul-
nennrtd Itenby thnt he •"■.'tin In Imminent dancer, , Dimhy. coiiUirwd   with
To Build up Whole Province.
, "Thore aro districts ln Alborta nov,*
where such oxtonulpn Is absolutely necessary 'to' moot tho Increasing demand for transportation ''facilities as
woll nH to secure a wholoRomo competition with,existing lino**. Thor\,thoro
In thc rich uuopenod north country,
whoso resources nnd agricultural possibilities aro ovon now, attracting tho
most profound attontlon In Europe,
nnd tho oastorn part of,America, Wo
Bhould soo-to It that thin country ro-
colvos tho nocdod accommodation.
Railways nro nH 'cssontlal to development an thoy aro In tho older provinces." ■
For tha past two yenrs In the south
country tho problem of grain nnd
coal transportation has quite outgrown the facilities, I i-mid'thu othor day that ono of tho largest, farm-
era In tho Cjarosholm district* said ho
would grow no mora grain until a competing lino of rnllwny wan built. This
year he had hnd iroublo In getting car
accommodation for IiIh grain.
,To many minds thoro aro three reasons, for an extension of the railway
Rorvlm of Alberta. Ono Is thnt In
tho oldor districts thn prosont servlco
is becoming yearly moro Inadequate
to meet domnnds.
Another reason U that competition
Is needed.
TX.n   iMwl   tn   »*h«»   IF   ,|.n   A*    ..^.(   1...11.J
more railways settlers will cense to
come Into tho country In tho number
wo require.
To got homesteads today they hnvo
to go hack forty to sixty miles from
the railway* which Is much further
than lh(« twentieth century sotllcr Is
•ft'llliuf to to."
was taken and Mayor Tuttle was sent for. While waiting for his, appearancV the chairman called uponsome of the other nominees;
the first being. Mr. T Biggs',, who stated that he felt honored, but would request that abler men pe found to occupy the Mayor's chair, as he considered
that what he could not'do well would be better left alone; and he considered
that there were other men who could do more for the Mayor..
.At this juncture Mr. J. Lancaster arose and gave.a more detailed slate-
mentkof the programmeoutlined by the Trades and Labor Council, as he saw
that the meeting wasi not perfectly clear as to'its intentions.
, L. P. Ecksteia was theuext speaker,' and went very'minutely into the
pros and cons of civic administration. Mr. Eckstein stated that, he believed
in having a high standard,-and said that it augered well foi* the future*bf the
city that this meeting was held under, the church roof. - He stated that he
believed In strict independence and if elected on the aldermanic -board,
he .would endeavor to .adhere to his policy, which had always governed his
life. He claimed that-the affairs of the Ct.iy had been run in a chaotic'condition. No' one, he stated, knows whether the City is' on the good or' the bad
side'ottheledger—not even the Mayor. ' There was noCity Clerk at present
,who could attend* to,the'altairs of the city: Th'ere-wasino voters' list','and
there absolutely must be one by the ,30th of this month. He*saw no' chance
for one to be prepared; there,has been no organization; things have been
'going at random. He'.severely criticized the city' for being what lie. called
partners in crime.'. ■ He:could never agree to do so." "Let*us get-revenue
from-.legitimate, sources," he'.said,,."and not from fallen creatures of-God's
creation.'! ■ He, criticized <thie Mayor, and stated that "if was his':duty,;if he
.'could not get the"aldermen-.together.for. meetings, to hare come' before the
and. requested the. aldermen to "resign. • He thought the Mayor, was too
weak, ■■    '  .--',   :   _• .•• . ■■■     7   ••    : , ' '• ■       .       *7. :-
- ' Mayor. Tuttle having come in time to hear the latter part of Mr. Eckstein's
remarks, and'crlticismsl'-was next called to the platform; ° The, Mayor stated
that he was-very sorry that he was not present at tlie outset of-Mr,■Eckstein's
remarks; .as he hardly, knew'where:to begin. However he would deal
squarely .with the charges; made in his presence, and had nd dpiibt as to his
ability to prove that his.actions were.square and above board, and that Mr.
Eckstein was wrong in,attaching blame to him. As. to his'being weak, he
assured the audience that such an,idea was,preposterous, as he had always
been strong,minded to,.the extent that he had lost many of his best frlonds
because he would not deviate from the'eourse upon which he had entered.' He
had been, ridiculed and abused because he got rldrof,ithoold chief of-police,
nnd other men in the employ of the city, whom be saw were not tho proper
men to have. Ho now had policemen whom he was proud of, and justly so,
because tliey woro moral men; aiid men who could bo depended,upon. He
had to take a strong stand to get these men, and he succeeded. Ho having
been brought up as a llqiior man,' and having been Idohtliled with tho liquor
traffic'for years, - had taken a'very strong stand ln trying to regulate tho sale
of liquor in the city,' and had created enemies among most of the liquor men
for his'stand. Ho spoke of theilquor trying to run him, and trying
to influence, his actions, but mado the exception that Mr. .1; Gates was not
among that class,'aB ho'had always tried to do what waB right while being
hi!tho business, nnd ho considered him ono of tho bost men la the'city, lie
mentioned the fact that n certain gontlomnn had asked the question as to
whether tho polico hnd* Instructions to discriminate in their dealings.- ,Ho
said he was pleased that tlio gontlomnn had asked the question right out,
and that he udnilt'cd lilm for dojpg so. - He stated that it was an absolute
untruth, nnd he would give $1000 cash to tho church If such a thing could bo
proved. Ilo would llko to have elllior of his policemen callod to the stand
and have thopi put on oath and answer the question, Thoro are things going
on every day'thnt ho sees, but he waB not u spy and novor would be ono, It
was the duty of the police to ferret out tho crime; thoy were paid for ll and
ho considered they wero doing lt well at pro&ent.
.  "Put six good men In the council to help me and see what I will do, nnd
hdw'strong I am."
"I was offered $450 a month to allow the slot machines to run; If I had
been a weak man I would have taken the offer,'' Hald tho Mayor, "Wns my
stand.during,the fire time weak in having tho saloons cloned? Would it
have boon right for mo to hnvo allowed tho saloons to noil liquor while'our
women nnd children wero homeless?" As to tho quoMlon of tho women of
lll-roputo tho Mayor said that ho coiiBldorod hiB Bland wiib right. It wns tho
stand tnkon hy the formor Mayor, Dr. Donuell, and was tho only' way to
Imndlo tho question. Ho was sorry that such women existed, If he could
do bo ho would reform thorn all, hut thoy do exist and hnvo to be dealt with,
and ho would never hoo them swindled or abused an somo partios aro now
trying to do, Ho firmly hollovo'd that thoy worn bettor out of llio city HmltH,
away as much ns iiohhIIiIo fiom lho (lucent people. If you try to do nwny
wilh thorn entirely ynu will have them as your next door neighbor, Ih tt
not bottor to keep ilicm as fnr as posslbln from tho eity, and undor police
survollnnco? Thoro woro now good policemen to attend to thorn nnd tho
mayor was hui-q that thoy would be properly looked after. Uu claimed that
Mr. lilckstoln should not havo mado thu atateinuiii. that thero wiih bud administration until the books of tho city had boon iux-i.. Ho said IiIh wife had
been wanting him to Uavo tlio city and go to a wtuni'.-r climate (laughter) but
ho did not believe he was rondy for that yot. (Laughter.) If,elected iih
.Mayor hu would da nil In his power to trout ull men alike. He firmly agreed
with tho platform outlined by tho Trades and Lnbor Council, and thought It
could ho eun Improved in some Ways,
Mr    r,«'n'ITllw»tt   il'lto  lltC  XtflVt   fnf^^l^',»•    "f>   "''it/iii   llil«   «i"ln   "Mr,   f|,",(   nmv.n,.
» 4 ' „   ,
ence nn nnv platform, nnd ho wn* pipnucd to lie there. He perfeetlv ncreed
with tha whole platform, nnd If elected would dn all tn hin power to hi und
by It.
Mr.Caldwell stated that hn was lu neenrd with the ptntfnrm and would
S tan dfie Id's
Underwear   for
$3.00   per  Suit
Sole Agency
Trites-Wood   Co.,   Ltd.
1   Mr. Eckstein was again given the privilege   of ten minutes   to nns\ver
.Mayor Tuttle, and said that Mayor Tuttlc-had removed from his mind   tho   .
doubts he had had and that was what he wished when he made tho charges
ho did.    He believed Mayor Tuttle would be returned to office for 3909,   Ho  -
suggested that annual commissioners bo appointed to look after, the Relief,
Funds. . -.- n ■• >- -   • •* 'tt.» -j      .u »4. — C, ■
.,   .Mayor.Tuttle was then {iRlcqd to upeak for ten mlnutos,    He stated that .
up to the time of tho flro ho could tell anyone anything about l,he> city's,.
finances; since then he hnd too much to look after and was not In a position
to know tho oxact state of affairs. . He had asked for art audit ofthe boolcB,"-"'
but as yot tho city auditor had not begun.    Ho was very eorryto have,to  ,
stale-that for nomo reason ho could riot get a'meoting'of the council when "lio.
wnnlod It,    Whon tho city clerk left ho asked no ono's leave,    At the next
council meeting ho asked the aldermen1'what waH to bo done and one of ttietn
laughingly remarked "We will have to scold lilm:"     -   ■ y
A motion was here mado: "That this meeting censure the members of
the Aldermen who are'dellnquent In their duties." *   .;
- '** It was moved and socondod that this mooting ond.orHo the cnndldauiVo of/
aldermen for,I909.-*T-Cnrrl0(l. .. ■;  ,r y■• ■,- •.,.,
.Moved nnd soronded thnt this mcotliig endorso tho mind Mature of I,, pi
EckBtotri, T. niggs, W. Campbell, T. llutlodgo, W. Stoekwoll and W.'niclien for.
nldormon for 11)0}).—Carried, ,«'
'' Moved nnd socondod that n Cltlzons Lenguo bo formed.—Carried. IVoh*
Idont .1. Oravett was appointed aa. prosldont of the Citizens' League, sml W.
Si Stanley ns secretary.,. It waa moved and ancundud that tho president aiid
soeietary rail a mooting at a later date to oloet n board nnd-trammel busln-
OHS. A vole of thuiilm was rocordod to the chairman. Mayor Tuttle thanked
tho meeting for the confidence expressed lu IiIh ability, ' '.
Thn following from the Kamloops I    lu Ihe city nf Knmloopn n civic by.
Standard mny he Interesting lo mnny
of our roadd'H, as a largo number In
this district mny ho In the hiiiiio po-
alttou In regard to municipal voting;
Any mini who Ik exempt from   the
Jaw I'xnmptM all men over fifty yenrs
of age fiom payment of the rond tax
of two dollar---.
Uu tbtt strength of (ho declHion of
tlm Chief Justice, City clerk Cnrmont
the British consul and tbo result ni
Ross K.C. for plaintiff, Fisher for de- that, the Hi-JObo funboat Wuhu was
sent lo Anktnc
"it Is up to u* In Alberta to mako
conditions possible by rapid m?tHe-
men t, We want the population, to
which all things will be added."
lino,his heHt er.dcii*.oth   to Bdhoie to It.
''  r.,
kkUsaJ    Wwt.'Cln',1..   !,'4'A.k.'»>>'v*IA&y    ItCuA'.l'dtt-L \.   .,.,:    |»*V.'« VO-mA   'ftV'J.l,'...  ft   htrf.tUa.VU'iA,
In a moro concise manner.
Wm. Dicken went very Intelligently Into some clvle matters, and very
strongly favorod the platform. He nllml-'d to the <*lenn showing thn month
after tho flro, while no liquor waa sold. "If wo can show a rlenn sheet for
ono month," ho said, "why cannot wo do so all the time! Where Is tho n-^-
cennlty fnr If-riftr?" lie rennnmt the Vcunno rommf-tiron-'ifi wrn. fn »pifp of
Mayor Tuttln'a objections, granted the Raloons thn privilege of opening   nn
t Mon tttttir tho flr-*-     Uo would be In ffnor of a bylaw* to s?i*p the aulnoiu
J from veiling as well u* all inercluiiiu and MoiekW'P*|-» on Sunday,    "if ft *»
fair," said he "for tertaln stores to he allowt-d open on Fun-lav, it (H tair tor
I saloons.    There are aa honest saloon keepers aa tl.frc nre honest lawyer* "
t (IAughter.)
payment of the rond tax Iiiih the lit).! ''truck uit tin- If Ht  the niiiucn nf nil
orly of voting In muiilelpnl I'lectloim' •""" '>v"r W'y >'''«rs nf vu,o,    U p«te
If   llll   pOHRCHKCH   till)   OtllCI*   llccOHHIiry j tlillllj'    lll",IIII    tllllt    Illl'll       llVer.f'IIV
,!,< ,, '   Vf'll'i,    nf    'ir.,i     ,,-,,,1,1     ,,,',,     ,   ,   t |,      t',^-.   T
TJ..'*i   J*  l.'*i-  iffi-il  o! U ;ij'l^.i-i;l,',,',n'   '■,','■,,n"^   '"   Kamloop-   nnd   n
Imndcd    out    by     hl« Honor   Judge!H,nrni "' ',rr,,"H'  M^wwi from'that
flldnka. «t Mie court Iioiimo yi»Mi«*il«y! w'<l,,0» <lf ""' vol«'"* "fw^'d,
morning. ' \    ■'• ?■■ Tnnsisll mnde application tn
Iiicl(l(>i)t1y his derlslitii runs cniiu<
it-r tu nmi ui \ tniii .'himii.i* iiuu\>i
for It wiih ou the Htrength of the Im-
tcr'ti jiidKnient of October Inst thnt
a number (if names were stricken off
thu list In ibis rlty. *.
The Judgment handed In out In Vic*-
'■„.U (in ()<-'o!i.*>' 10th laiit Uy Hi-.*
Chief JiiHthe whs to the effect that ■—
"Ui.> .ia ii.'d urn luu'Uil tlm 4tn>..ut'.
should iia\e a vol I* who hnd not ion-
iflhdifd tiie dollars to the cliy trca«-i,*w,» tnierc-st
ftcbtnlvn nt tnxen on Irtnds, wn-'"
liiiim hin nnme retilnced on tho 'list.
... .t •* i  ,   , ,   «       .,
Judge by tin- rlty clerk. After a
lengthy •n-iiitlderntloii his honor granted the npp.trntlnn nnd IssiieA'. an
order to n-plnce thn name on tlio list,
jHlmllnr iippllcntion will be imulo for
those othem whon'rt nnnies wero sirlr.
1 ken from the lint for tint ssrue r«i-
: son.
Judge Sjiijiku' (Icrixloii him krouutid
lu  l"(-*(i|  (Itcleg.
ter mi wi nnd dog tax.'
S 8U08CRI0E FOR THE LEDGER. K a^—.1m.XKJhmtA^—,m—\t.
)       MENT.
Midnight Marauders Have a Lively
Encounter ' . -
Rosthern, "Sask., Nov. 2S.—An attempted burglary of E. E. Ruttle's
general store here.had a fatal.termination in the early hours of the morn-'
ing. It appears that Mr. Ruttle, who
has a burglar alarm- in his residence
connected with the .store about a'quar-
ter of.a mile away, and was awakened about two*" o'clock in ihe morning
by the ringing of the,hell.. Calling a
clerk named Tadel he quickly dressed
and hurried to the store. Ruttle went
to guard the rear of tlie premises, and
■ Tadel went to the front.
Tadel found a man standing in front
of the store and on asking him what
he was doing, received the reply "Nothing."
On Tadel moving closer to see to
whom he, was speaking the man ran
into the store tp warn his accomplice.
Tadel then whistled to Ruttle and on
hearing this both the men made a
rush through to the front door, one
of them firing two shots, at Tndel —
which passed close to his head but did
onot hit him. Tadel ,who had brought
his rifle In case of emergency, then
fired in self defence. One of the men
ran about thirty yards and fell in a
heap. His companion rushed up to
him, secured his revolver and disappeared. 'When picked-up the injured man was breathing but expired on
the way to the town hall. Deceased
was registeerd at the hotel as"\Y. F.
Ames, and his companion as W. F.
Calfrey. ■     " .
They gave up their room on Sunday morning, stating that they- intended to leave town. "'   .
On. Sunday evening they again registered at tlie Queens.
New York, Nov. 25—Credit for the
creation of the Standard Oil Trust,
which counsel, for the federal government still claims exists as the Standard Oil company, "of New York, has
been given by John Rockefeller, to
two men, Henry M. Flagler and C.
T. Todd. ■ To these two master architects of the oil combine Mr. Rockefeller gave full credit, saying that he
was sure that it was not himself as
he did hot' possess the ability'for so
aggressive a move.
Frank B, Kellogg, who with other
government investigators has been
endeavoring for over'a'year toobtain
the'missing stock transfer books of
the Standard Oil Trust, sought had
through Mr. Rockefeller to find the
missing trail of these books and Mr.
Rockefeller promised to do what he
could to find thorn." Mr. Rockefeller's
examination to-day carried him all
through the period of the Standard
Oil trust und tho years of its subsequent liquidation, which lasted from
1892 to 1889. ,, Mr. Rockefeller's mind
at times was not clear on important
points. After adjournment Mr. Rockefeller told an inquiring audience of
reporters that there were better
things in the world-than making money and since. 1891 he had gradually
retired from business.
He added,'.'There is more important
work than making money, and there is
much for me to do. I belong to the
brotherhood of man."
, Louisville, Ky, Nov. 25—Girth Spencer, aged 24 years, a young farmer Hy-,
ing,at Owen, Indiana, was. accidentally! shot and killed by Miss Ida Rein-
hardt, to whom he was engaged to be
married on Christmas day in the
girl's home1 in this city yesterday.
The tragedy-occurred shortly after
the; Reinhardt home. Miss Reinhardt,
her.mother and Spencer,,.were sitting
about, the table, talking .when the con-
vgfS{i[.i(i'ji drifted to revolvers, and to
fhgip uses; ,,
Miss Reinhardt Wfiht to a trunk and
procured ;'a revolver. .There *s were
two' bullets in the revolver "ttnd Spoil-
cer removed them before looking   at
it He several .times and
handed lt to her mother, who snapped
it playfully. Mrs.' Reinhardt handed
the'revolver back to Spencer and ho
P«t t.h-9 f-W9 hulJotS feacklnto* It. Miss
Wehifmrdt'dltl'net »eo'hfiK )Y^n M
•put'the two bullets back into it, bB<1
she snapped it again, tho bullet go*
ing straight into the- heart of the
As High as $400 per day Was Secured
In Gold Dust
The following.artlcle from the Vancouver Province is worthy of perusal:
How shall we.conserve our forests?
How shall we prevent the destruction
which has been,t.ho-history of timber
ih too many portions of Canada?
What practical means' shall we adopt
consistent- with ■ commercial necessities to the end that'we may continue
in the enjoyment'of an industry that
ranks almost first ih. importance in
British Columbia?,,. ;
These are the. questions which pre.
sent- themselves in timber affairs.
, When one speaks for the conservation of timber"in a country -that is
especially favored by luxuriant forest
growth he is liable regarded as
an alarmist. It Is a remarkable thing
that those sections of the continent
whicli have, boasted °of the finest
commercial forests have witnessed
their most heedless destruction.,.This
Is doubtless because nature has been
kindly without the requirement of
any diligence on the part of Its Inhabitants. A wealth provided in such
abundance that its familiar vastness
is not appreciated" until the people
awaken to the sorrowful truth, that
the end has come.
The question of preventing any such
repetition of history in British Columbia should be separated - from sentiment. The substantial reasons of
public welfare are enough to-command the most careful'attention' towards the solution of the various
problems involved. . The means of
preventing destruction must be adopted, with a view, of placing no barriers
on proper etnerprise and profitable
commerce in the product of forest
growth.. c
The   remedies toward conservation
will naturally apply to privately own-
Seattle", Nov. 24—B. ,R. Reed, formerly-employed by R. T. Barnett, owner of Dome Creek mine" near Fairbanks,-- Alaska, arrested last month on
the charge '.of stealing gold from his'
employer, yesterday confessed his,
guilt and implicated other laborers in
the stealing from mine owners, 111 his
confession Reed said.      ,       j -.
"I gathered the gold and sand ^ In
handfulls out of the riffles, hid It" in
 __.._*>  .   -.___.-..   .._
carried it home and washed it out. My
cleanings  were  from  fifty  cents  to
to $400 per day ,- and I brought home
the $400-nugget."   It scared my wife
it was so, large.     Altogether I   must
have cleaned up $18,000 worth of gold
and I have'spent It. all except the $§90
dug up in my-front yard, ' WUtu   I
havo taken from Burnett's mlue Is not
a drop in the bucket compared with
the stealings that have been going' oh
in the Tanana district all summer,.and
are even going on now. I know of one
man who has, $30,000 worth of gold
saLted down." .,.■„,
After Reed had agreed to testify
against other gold thieves when taken
.litiCli to A]ns\[a: he was released on parole,*"       * *'-      '.   '   ' '
ed- timberland more, than to . that
which" is in, possession of the'government.- The, latter lands are in no
Immediate dangeiv'except, as they; are
affected - by adjacent .privately owned
lands. ,- But .with reference, to,lands
which have been alienated it is proposed to point out where the province
stands to lose, to an irremediable-extent; unless it is safeguarded,by, leg-
{slatinn to encourage, proper ■ conser-
v-atipH 'of thef Umber. .- .....   ;,..-;. .
Briefly, {.here, are--'three particular
enemies to our forests:' .
;; l:. The" destruction by firo. '"'■'■ ■
2:. The .ruthlessiiesa of tlie'axe'. '-
%., The waste, of the - mill.
; The first of these evils is" by far
tho. greatest. . W!lO J&s not traversed tho province In the 'forested areas
without being impressed' by the very
great amount of timberland, ■ which
has already fallen a prey to the dls-
regard of "those, who In many cases
have wantonly started terrible confla.
grations, To do this was looked on
as no groat offence a few years ago.
In somo communities' even at, this
day it may be regarded only with a.
"Mght disapproval. ,
iheir peculiar conditions in the .interior to have special provisions td^ apply ;to, that particular,'.part of^the
country. ■'.',' *"./'' V"?,f ' "V-j:-.' '
Those who; havo' seen' logging operations on 6urt coast of British Coliim-'
bia can attest uto the waste of the
axe. In the eager desire to get "up
large percentages^ of clear .logs, in the
booms an immense amount of "timber
is destroyed in ■ the woods. " .This is
due to'commercial incentive; ,iOthe
operator be a logger he gets ".'more
money for his logs, indeed if he does
not keep down the proportion-.of No.
2 grade he is liable hot to be-able to
sell at all." Moreover logs which are
very rough are culled, as worthless.
If the operator is running a.mill his
sins in the matter of waste are even
greater in many, cases, for the temptation of-high prices and ready !marr
ket for upper grades of lumber'■ ■ are
indeed-very alluring. ' "'-
, It is hot ah uncommon thing to see
20 or 80 thousand feet to the acre of
very good timber left practically destroyed in the. woods waiting for the
spark which will.leave the ground on
which it stood a blackened waste.
Remember this destruction is to timber that would in a few'years, command the, highest price, in the0'market. It may be asked is it necessary
that such waste should occur?,, Any
practical logger will, say no. Thon why
do the owners of the timberland, cut
with such little regard to economy?
. The answer may bo found in the
fact that it costs something more to
save the timber not wanted for im-,
mediate purposes, and because the
owner of the lands finds his title too
limited to consider coming back to
them again; and taking the best and
most acceptable, abandons the rest to
its destruction.
This is a condition of affairs]which
has only "very .recently reached'an
acute stage, and to.inteusify the evil
it , has been made apparent ..that if
timber' now held privately from the
government is to! be cut within the
time limit of its title;- that' the market
will be so crowded that'clear timber
only will be in demand to"the ruin of
much valuable timber" that will be
left in the woods. •-'.-■
- We must make it •• profitable to the
owners ;: of timberland . to "maintain
their holdings"if the maximum value
is expected to'be realized.
Public attention should-be directed
to the above (danger which involves
principally tliat * of overtaxing' the'
holders of timberland; a- course-that
has'worked such disastrous results to
the timberland in the eastern • provinces. *In-the past there-has. been misconception' ih'the mind' of the public,
if notiin the mind of-'the'government
itself, ps to the position.of the holders* of Upjber,'licenses with .respect to
the. PHbjicJhterests in. the,' community
with which "these" license ■ ■ holdings
should be, operated, It had been generally ■ regarded- that the ^amount. of
direct revenue prodi|.c§d £ro?P timber
ww* the only matte!* to he ggniidered,
whereas to those' who- have given; the
problem mature thought* the royaltys
and rentals received are merely incidental to the public weal.
. "The proper conservation, of the.industry, Jt? continued prosperity, is of
more fmporlaiiee lo the I,r?Y!nc,r $bu
any amount, of , lmmodiato"'" Veveh'ue"
that might'bB det'tvod if t*_[B revehue
were elitfiiiied-Rl'tb***,' sacrifice of „,d
timber ferftWth ;v\iich, It will take huiv-
dreds Ot year's io replace."
It  Is C.a.tontthat h steady, rental
..*., A cpmpieiejiinelof-samples of
"lySiiis aiid
':   *\    'v-'--'v.       ^v- *■-•**,-" ^^„jc«
■:■ • -and Tweeds ~ »
■ '';"~" 1/ ■■""	
."< Moderate 'Pricesr* ::
3. C;. KENNY
"" """ £*■}•■■*£. 5-t-iZ-^i/ y    "      ' ■ "-.' 7- .
^fo-M^SrrE OLD STAND ■ '
Table Board $6.00.     All old.prices, now chiareed-
-';-.-— -...-■- -Excellent Cuisine ,* -.-.-■.■.
J. L. GATES,  prop."
■■}', -::!:'"•* v:',•;'*.;;tv.'^r,-.'. '•*■.'•:'!■»-7•*' ;U7^ UT7 '■'■■'. \ _'■■•■.. '7J.v.
J. Cbav/ford,
f ^COrA ru'r'tlmboivlands, for years/tb
The law, tirOvltJei- eePtftift PlWttlo9|Corj.o'lB tho tft-undest timber •: policy,
it Is true, pt no nr6ftd.iS.tiie act, and! n,orn a'-^Ife Btandpolnt, and ..that.
Who pays for lit
We mean your PRINTF ^ j^y
Business Man.    No   ^6/ ym
are paying for gv ^ WQyK but
do you get it?
so difficult fnily ll bo to find, proof,
thnfc punltiimMit beldom^vertakos an
■   The IntOreBt of tho peoplo   ai   a
i'Whoto rt-iould he enlisted to holp copo
Vi\\\\ iho siumtton.   Thla is more of*
•}*feUvo than tho mnjosty of tho \m.
Dotilde this there must'bo-an .offIc-
I lent corpB of fire wardens with authority to employ as many spoclals as
j nro noodfnl to put out or chock fires
In the early stages.    Thon thoro aro
statutory 'regulations-   whicli  should
BiiggoBt themselves In addition     to
Uiobo which, aro .already ln forco.,
Tho government h&B .made a very
credit ablo beginning ln -employing lire
this 'can only be ibrought about by ln;
'■.roducln*!! touch Btablllty, ln. our ,tlm-,
ber   \Wk as shall induce the holdors
Notice- is, hereby given that application will be made to the Parliament' of,Canada at .the next session
thereof for an Act to. incorporate a
Company under the name of "The
Canadian Western Railway Company" with,power'to construct, equip
maintain and operate a line or lines
of' railway -of standard or' other
gauge, by means of steam, electricity, or any other kind of locomotive
power. -,
(1) From a* point on the International boundary line, in the Province
of Alberta, between the east side of
range twenty-three (23) and the west
slde^of range twenty-eight (28)^, west
of'! the fourth principal meridian, to
a. point on the Crow's Nest Pass line
of.the Canadian.Pacific Railway Company between Cowley and Pincher
Creek; thence north-westerly,',following, the valley of the north.'fork of
the Old Man, river to a. point in the,
Livingstone range of mountains at or
near; section thirty-three .,(33)r in
township ten. (10),. range three (3),
west'of the fifth principal meridian;
thence through the pass in the Livingstone Mountains to" the last named point, and northerly up the valley
of the Livingstone-^River to. a point
on High River, at or near township
seventeen (17) j, in ranges" four ' (4)
and five.'(5),'-west of the fifth'principal- meridian, thence''north easterly
by .the most practicable,.sroute„to. the.-
City of Calgary.
(2) From a„point on the .middle
branch at of near' its --junction;with
the Livingstone River;-thence" to a1
.point- in- the. Rocky- Mountains >west
of;Gould's-Dome; .'."thence through a
pas's*in the'Rocky Mountains, to the
valley of the" Elk River by the most
practicable"-route;-,, thence southerly
down the valley of the Elk'river "to
a junction with the Canadian Pacific
Railway, , and the, Great .Northern
Railway,' in the Elk River''Valley at
or near ;the'village of Michel: * ,'.--'
And- to construct, equip,',maintain,
and operate branch lines, and with
such' powers,' rights and (privileges' as'
are incidehtalior—hecessar-vTithefeto,.
and to construct,-, equip; maintain and
operate telegraph and telephone- lines
in .cobnectlou with,, the,' said: rail way,;
.... iu - \ ranches,., and to., transmit
messages' -for • commercial purposes,
and to charge tolls .therefor, and,;to
ge'enrat'e'electricity for the supply'of
light, heat and * power, and to acquire
an.: develop water' powers1 for 'that',
purpose,'and to lease,'sell arid "distribute and otherwise dispose of the
same, and to. levy and collect tolls
from    all    nersons"  ^{[^    and   all
freight passlug,' 6veP"8ftW" railway,
and bi-aiifcheB, a'dd, to cqanect' "with;
and "Mite traffic or- other arrange-
mefttS with • railway or: othor companies, including !any lino of railway
in th*-)'State of Montana, one of the
United States of. America, and to
purchase, tako, over,. lease or, other-,
wise acquire.'tho property,,rights and
franchise of any other companies,
arid','to lease or sell to any other
company tho ' property, rights ' and
franchise of tho company.'
That bucIi railway may bo declared
Fernie Livery, Dray & Transfer Co.
Contracts Taken
Including Stump Pulling, Land Clearing and. Ploughing.
,   figure on ybur, next job •
Let us-
Rubber Tired Buggies, New Turnouts
, t
Canadian Fairbanks Co.
''.' '    f'.' ,      Limited        .*;'    ;  , .        ■":""''
Gasoline.Engines     Circular Saws ,   Frames.
'■'-'■■'■y<---< Drag Saw Machines
Stationary" arid Portable. Sawing  Outfits
,     Temporary local ofllce at, P. Tascherau's, Victoria Avenue, E.
\"   ""     •"   ;  "    e; S. ORlvISBY, Agent ':'')k/ /
j^QTIQE is hereby given, tlmt a ]., Dividend "at: the^rate^
-■':!= of Six per cent, per annum;upon tKe -paid'';.up'j
Capital Stock of the Home   Bank'Of  Canada'. has   been.-
deGlared=foi*lth'e-Three—Months-1 ""'1:"'~   ^"   ^^ :
November 1908, and the same will-be:payable at the Head
Office and.Branciies,of the. Bank on and after';Tuesday the„)
First day of December'-next. ^     .->' y*. ■;  ,   ,   „„ „ ..    -  -.■{■
'. .•..[ The~transfer'l)oolis'will be closed from the.15th to the-!
30th of November,iboth'day^ inclusive, ./ :[{
' ;.'.      ?.;v, By Order.of the Board,   «•■'■ .'" .        '        ;  ;"■;!
. • ,        }   -..-•  , ,    JAMES MASON, General Managciv/
--THE    SS£     1854 HEAD OFFICE, ' V ?
W. C. B. MANSON,       V
to HWi'lntaln  their llOfelises  and  cut Uo bo, for the , general ndvantftK* of
Wl'th Buch.caro atl Will enable them Canada.,, ,,   ,,, ,
to go.over thriv.landft Win . and       Hough, Campbell A FarBuaon,
again until tlio nttembftt ot Its value
shall havo boen nxWyti,
. Tho revoAMtSB-fti lli« f-rovlnqe are
at this day, aftWlteA from llcoiwed
and loaswi Mdfi ftt.tUo amount of
about Nv&S'tMMo ttm llceimQ.foefl on
about Wxv'O taixavo, mllea; $83,000
from -f-wtaliti *n 102,000, acros of loas-
pd titulm •l-Mi'-la nnd about $300,000 ns
rayidt.«>?i «>r *a total of about $1,173,-
600 till WJWitvarod wltli' nbo'tit $3,285,000
of tot'ai revenue froni all sourccB. '
timo will bo In tlio vicinity'of tho
of tho City of Winnipeg. In Manitoba,
Solicitors for Applicants'*.
Dated.nt Winnipeg this,Oth day 'of
Octobor,  A.' D. 'il>68. '      »
All the leading lines of
High Class Chocolates
arid  Confectionery
*-?* Your Own Fault
if you are paying your good
money for inferior work. "The
Ledger does my printing" is a
guarantee of a Fair Deal.
wnrdens, but whilo It Is n.falr atnvt.
and whilo those warden, have Aoajl^ ^ tM> ym_     ^ flR„r0H
show that tho holders of timber lands
aro pnyinu moro than half of tho provincial rovenne.
It Is   deslrabld to hnvo understood
splendid  work, wo .want moro
them.    Thero may also bo Instituted
bettor mothodB of having tV."so N.vfl
It has been rumored tlmt It U tlio
Intention of tho govornmoiM to lmve
I tho hush flro net iimondod nt lho
furthcoming hohhIoii of tlio loBlolaturo
iuul thoHO who aro ltnorostod confld-
eiitly oxpect, flint no 111 advised or tin-
wnrknbln plan  will bo dovlnod,
It would be bettor to come rather
Bliort of tho roqul.reiiieiitfl than to
mnko tho luw unpopultir by reason of
undue hardship-..
Ho far "» Uio count Is concerned,
|nur lois fiom flro durlris tho present
) m-iiiiaii hns been tho lonsl In many
i..f,,,,.„ n<v|n In tint, tn n cront tiion-
Uuvo to Ihe work of thr- wardens nl-
tho profit to tho country In observing
economy with our timber. Tho moro
timber wo savo from destruction tho
more wo have to add to tho woalth of
the people of tiio province. SuppoBo
for Instntice thnt each thousand foot
of lumber means n distribution to tho
province of $20. (11 will bo observed
thnt this vnlno rofora to tho manufactured product.,    Otic billion foot of
this lumber anvod woans $20,000,000
for Ilrltlsh Columbia.    Yet tho state-
ment Is within tho mar*K that a Iobs of;
2.-i or 30 times that -amount Is at stake,
nv -iiinut f-nfln for (-ivory man, woman
■Winnipeg, Nov, STi—Startling disclosures Imx** liwwi -nfndo ln tho Investigation «n? iho (oil oxploslons resulting In tht 'don:t'.im <of fourtoon pooplo tlirouglrotrt Wtiultoba. In ovory
caso Ui« wll WW* purchasod from tho
Winnipeg Oil Company, composed of
American 'twill ItHlopondont companies
—rivals 'of 'tlio Standard Oil Co. Tho
docioi-tiil HhlpnidiitH woro mado botwoon Octobor -il> nnd 17.
All tho 'oil In <ono consignment wnH
tftlcpri-from'ilfo.stuno tank, yot part
of tho 'slilpmont contalnod gasoline.
The company oponly charges that
crooked Vfork was dono by somo enemy with tho Intention of'ruining bua-
A Bwnrm of detectives nro at work
on tho caso. Provincial and Dominion 'nfflws nro also ongiigod. Heavy
employed, and If ample proof
•W I Hint If proper precautions aro taken
J* Muring tho dry weather and Imniedl-
K\Me atontlon Is given to extinguish all
eyx dr,., irtim fir-nT «*nrt(>il. Hint onr const
'& '.numd* cun bo made practically Im-
^*   ,ir,:ne fio'in serious losses,
Tho (Imago from forest flre»   lu
l.f Interior fol> 1008 hns been somo-
.vimt mow than ordlnnry.    The fnct
■I.i t (ho timber so sltnnied Is exposed
n u drier climate and because   the
■i.-niirv l« Iniersccted by so   many
.■i I-wids, whicli Rcem isooner or Iftl-fr
hut n much of the Umber througli
:(!i iloy pans, calls for ftptfclal vlg'
!.*.'      In the matter of the bush
nnd child of onr-poTiuliitlon.    Tlmbor,( damage suits aro threatened by, lho
which will oriRlly run Into this c»u», relative** of tho victims,    This ia thu
flrst   enso of thnt kind occurring
mate nnd vnluo will wrcly In groator
imn l>o destroy«d It undue haste Is
mndo In cutting.
In r-nnslrt-'TlTiR tlio third gonoral
cause, of waste, vl*„ thnt which occurs nt tho mill, it must bo remembered tliut tho, operators of those
plants are conducting their buslnesH
nlong the most profitable lines, and
In such a mnnnor as to ensuro thoir
aucfcMM If. tliertfort! there U Ind
I«i.r;Mi" .hoy «re not necessarily |..lshment of an Italian «in)v«r.«yi._«
Polico Had to Interfere In Controversy
at Vienna University
Vienna, Nov. 25—Italian ' simlenta
d^nionifrflftnu In fflvor of 'ihe ostab-
Always a ohoieo mipply oflJcof, Tovk, Veal,
, Mutton, nnd. Ijunb on hnnd.   Hams,
Bacon, Ijii'd, Butter and Eggs
Our Specialties
PivJi, Siiiol;cd ami Suited V\»\ nTwnw n pnod'
assortment.   Try our Minoo Meat,
Saurkraut and Oytiters.
It Is noverthelcss a fact that the
amount of good muti-rlal which finds
Its way io the bonfire* aeoma to those
accustomed to a more economic hso,
■I it m'.dh*! hu ..Yjwdl-nU on the
,f i):f.*f. who nt« fnmlliar with jus b ruthliM waste
Trlcat nrou.i^d f>rninn mitfl^nfs. nnd'
1200 men were t-ncngod fist to fist,
and tSion rtlcks and stonc3 and finally
Tho Italians wero driven from   thc
Is the time to paint. Don't wait until too late before
protecting your house from thc ravages* of snow and ice.
Do it now.    Only choicest material used.
Painters and  Paperh an nper» THE DISTRICT LEDGER,. FERNIE, B. C, NOVEMBER.28,71908.
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- BLAI) MORE -■* The 7 waterworks
.question is *i**ll\e one hi Blairmore.
A great depl of kicking, is" being-done
.by;the different factions'. This.-spea.ks
well for the "town. , It goesHo show
that the ratepayers.are taking, an act.
ive interest hi public matters for the
.good of the people. Some want a
franchise given to a private company
and on the other hand the council
are gathering information, with" a view
to'subniitting"pians to'be "owned and
operated by the people, for the benefit
of the people, or in other words.public
ownership. "The question'will be discussed at a public" meeting which will
be held in the /course of a" few weeks.
—(Coleman Miner.)
authorities had no other recourse'. It is
rumored that'the C. P. R. will', .also
.cut off the" privilege of selling the paper on'their trains.': -
mals, fodder, manure, and fresh hides.
The situation is. so serious that not
even dogs, cats or birds "are allowed
t'to pass the frontier.
', ^MLOOPS.—The'body' of'Engin-
'eer. Brown' of kamloops who'was one
of theJ three members of- the'' train
crew killed Tuesday morning'wheii a
westbound ' C- ?.'?JX- freight "plunged
down the embankment towards the'
Fraser river at a point about,a,mile
.west of Lyttqn, was.found, last week.
It was.not under,the engine as expect;
ed,'but,'if/as lying .one hundred. feet
further down the bank,, entirely covered wltli sand and gravel, and badly
mutilated. „„ ,.   ,       .   7
PIXCHER CREEK.— Considerable
excitement has been" caused hero" by
the discovery that Dr. I, C:? Whito,. the.
great ^Amorlcau. gas and.oil geologist,-
located in October of last year a
great' oil" reservolr'Lon {the /Anticlinal,
ridge passing through this town, and
extending from the south fork of the
Old Man River at the northwest, to
the Watertoii'river, southeast of-here.
Dr. White was engaged by one of the
oil companies operating in this vicinity, and although* It was known that
lie had reported, that gas wouldv certainly be found near here, lho prospects for oil-being:equally good wore
suppressed by • the 'directors of the
company and kept secret, even .from-
their'shareholders, and a second report' referring-only-to the-gaa,- was
made public. The company, in .the
meantime has secured leases covering
all minerals, which will,include gas
arid oil on 15,000''acres.-"7', Tho,\-'information has just 'leaked i'ouy .through
the company having let contracts to a
firm of .Pittsburg drillers to sink ' a
number of wells. They are'n6w placing four well drilling rigs on;.; their
leases here. Southern -'Alberta may
soon" be in ttie throes of a big oil
boom. Lands are reported to have
already,,, advanced considerably in this
vicinity. ,\  } "'' >?  ,r-?'£
■NELSON.—Leuter and Frank Patrick, formerly well .fi'nbwn'In Eastern
hockey circles,"but who,"reside here,=
authorized the contradiction' of • 4tbe
storyithat they wouldi'playitliis"'coming season for Edmonton' in the effort
. , .'■'■- *'*- 4- - i -. -, ^*. o r,"*--*"-r*
of: that'city--to-'capture 'the,-Stanley
Clip-' .,.,.,7";' „ .•;'.,
. OALGARY—Manager- Dlnginau* of
the.'Calgary,-Natural Gas company today claimed, that they hud found coal
while boring for gas at a depth of 1950
foot.' •■ This coal Is afino specimen of
bituminous and a seam of from • eight
to twelve feet has been pierced. iTho
veins aro from three to five inches
thick and are interspersed with shale.
.Finding tho coal at,'this depth bears
out"the calculations whicli havo been
made ns to the, geological formations
of the district. • .They prove too,, that
the conditions hero■ correspond to the
conditions to the east. .     ,*■■■■-
"Mr. Dingman is not certain whother
he has entered the Pierre or the Belly
River shale. •, The former is nearer to
the surface but might not extend so
far to thc west. It is in the "Belly
River shale that Medicine'Hatigot1 its
gas.- - Samples.of .the coal brought-up-
will .be'.forwarded at once* to the Dominion : analyst • of ■ the' Mines ' department at Ottawa for.his-report.' •*''.
"=NEW ORLEANS—Peter E.'Hellege,
of the cotton firm of;Peter Hellege &
Co., was run over and killed by a railway train at'.Eylsian Fields, avenue,
and. North,,Prior, street, this, morning, ."' .-.'   '.7   -'        '"■ '" '.-
<> ROME^-The Pope has almost entirely recovered' from, the.icold. and
hoarsness that- recently .mside. it necessary for him:to' discotninue his private .audiences,1, and this week these
audiences, were, resumed.   '.  j •
'" WINNIPEG.—Albert'*'-Youn'g,'*'- was
sent to the penitentiary yesterday for
four years' for' stealing a, registered
letter:' :' ■ '    ', ■■■•. • ■*• •- -. •■
TORONTO.—The election of Hon.
J. R.'Stratton of-West Peterboro'is-to
be"protested on the'usual' grounds-of
corruption, etc.- :■ '•• ■        ■'■*• ■'• -
.  i.
jVA^CppyER^yjiile, ^engaged ! in
the pacific pastime'of'shoo'ting rats at
noon on,-Tuesday,-Ippei Nagai,,a; Japanese shingle bolt' cutter, shot Vis wife
Ih* the left ,'sido of her/ bodyj.dvej*. the
region" of tlie' hoai-t'an'd"' killed her almost instantly.
■MACLEOD—Heavy terms were meted out to" two international    crooks,
'Craino ,and( McQuinland, by.' 'Judge
Stewart,"tiio men'beiii'g' clinrge'd 'with
house breaking'and being found guilty
by the "jury, wore given six and eight
years respectively..;  The. crime I was
, committed at Pincher Creole,' the men
entering the'Pincher''Credit' Milling'office on tho .night..oL.Soptomber..,21,
and attempting to dynamite tho safe.
They wore" apprehended a fow "days
later*.- <*,,The .record of ..McQulnland-tlB
bad, He has served seven years at
Portage laPrairloiUhro'e>t Nifrth'Por-
tal'-aiid two ntx'Caignry,Uhesiattor. for
hrbaUing' lii to and robblng'lli'e'plost-
office at Olds. ' Criilne Ib iiIbo coiy*Jd-v
ored by.tlio.polic'c'.toJi'o^v-ljad man.,
A horso stealing;case nlROVocciipfoij'
the attention, of. \1\q\ court 'atVlho pro-,
sent timo'.    '' "n""'-"!'''''' "■'■"•]        •   ■•
\ CHATHAM, ONT.—West Kent Conservatives have decided to protest the
election of'A'. D. McGoug on the common-grounds- of "corruptloiD'' '*",!"v *
« OTTAWA.—The'"' youngest' ' sliop'-' Canada'was caught by the
police yesterday in a local dairy shop.
He is' ar six 'year-old' "boy."'  '' "**:'-'''"''
i      *:.:-.';.* •   ■   •'     ,   .   *-•■•. ■,---:i! i;,   ;' ,-!■-'
1 ,   '," '■ 7~7.—
j, PONTYPOp^wHile an''eastbound
freight traiii'was standing, iii,'Sand;
bound freight /train collided with .it.
Engineer 'Finley, liis fireman James
Sweet 'of West Toronto*.' and11 brake-
man Conley' were killed'and Engineer
Dorrlhot. and'.Fireman Taylor are injured, but not seriously. The east
bound switch, was found toll aye been
turned foi* tlie,siding. ' This is' supposed to have been done bytbe brake-
'.man after ;the,,passing, . of another
;traln.     This brake man cnunot.    be
;  ,      .   ' .      i -., ■    ,.. .   .   .  -. .
G. N. Expected to Build Across
Main Ran^e Within Two '
;   Years.
''— - — ""F
(From The Frank Paper.)
"The Frank"Paper possession
of information coming- from a source,
apparently so reliable that ,.dis-,
posed to give the report, a large measure of credence,' to tlie'effect, that
there Js, a, storng. probability that the
hopes of the people of the Pass for a
competing lime, of .railway stand-, a
good cchance of being realized within
the, next j two years by tho-building of
the , Great,-'Northern across the • main,
range of the Rockies-from British Columbia into^thls district.''1 '•>■' •
. .The has'been repeated to
The. Frank Paper,,by a.-person who
talked^ personally with' Preslde'nt"Jas.
Hill, ;,of the,.; Great Northern' very i*c:
cently is to the effect that-the Great
Northern.-expects lo V>? cut off from
its entrance, into, Albert,-, .from': »he
south ,via ;theA. ;R..;& I. line within" a
matter.,of .two.,years at the'•'outside/
and .that it. will be left with'-a* stub
line from Great Falls, Mont, tb Coutts'
.unless it provides an outlet:* -' To forestall-,any, such .contingency'tlie 'purpose, is to build a;.Hne from some point
o.n0its,p>\*esent,iline-running into British,om1.the.<'South, -across-
Los Angeles,- Nov. ' 25—A' remarkable story - of nearly half "a century's
penance. was disclosed by Mrs. Melissa Funk's-suit.against the, estate of
Theodore,-P. Bunnell,. worth' $200,000
for $20,000 worth of notes.
Mrs.,Funk lives'*in Attica arid'fifty
years ago when Bunnell was a man
of 25 in- Indiana "he attempted .'mistreatment' of Melissa Zink, aged 13.
Failing.'.he.was ever afterward stricken with remorse, and continually sent
Miss Zink,. later 'Mrs. Funk, promissory ," notes,,, pay able .from' his. estate
as palliation. -t., ..     •    -,     ,.■• - ,
Bunnell died a: year ago in Colorado
Springs and'left no heirs.    *   :••    ■
He had dwelt- for many years* at
Santa Monica, Cal. His executors
refused to allow -Mrs. Funk's claim,
so she filed tho'suil that brought the
unique disclosure. >,.-■•
,' The flrst' note in' dated In April,
18C0, and gives Bunnell's' confession,
and the purpose of restitution.
.COST  WAS $30,000.     /
Winnipeg,'Nov. 24—On Thursday
evening the "new Grand theatre at the
corner of" Jarvis and Main- streets,
collapsed,'cover ing the sidewalk with
debris. ''"'■'" ;   "
. The building was. receiving the fin-
islii'rig touches aad had been erected'at
a cost of ^30,000.
. Fortunately no oiie was injured al-
ttiought. several people passing, had
narrow escapes. , ,, , .
' .The theatre was built by the company promoted by Mr. W. J. Gillman
of -New York.
Repletion of Water Supply
Product of Mills.
Milwaukee, Nov. 25—A special from
Appleton, Wis., says: "Unless altogether, abnormal weather conditions, prevail pratcically thorughbul the United
States; between now.and the first of
the ■ new, year, this country within six
weeks will.feel-'a serious paper famine according- to ithe judgment of the
largest paper manufacturers in Wis.
consiu.,, .i .■.■-'■■!■■ .
-Conditions'in* the'paper industry'it
is stated have never been so dubious
arid the constant'depleting of' the water power streams throughout the paper 'making districts both east -'and
west Ss '-addirig 'greatly' to" the threat-'
enlng'aspect.' " '"■ * •"    -     ■-
'--The wood pulp mills of the Fox arid
Wisconsin river valleys are at present
running 'tit' less than half capacity 'and
several' of 'them are' 'shut down'en-
tlrely''b'ecause of the'lack of water.0"'
The.Spanish River'Pulp company at
iJspino"laV'Cal.,';c'6ntroile'd by E. Ed-
mondsof Appleton, announced, to-day
- :.' ■-   -.   j'    i   - .;■■'  '.    i' i • • ,..,   r*     ■   i)
that its production had, been .cut to
one half of the capacity of the plant."
(Successors to R.~ Hammond)
\   Electrical  Contractors
; Light and Power Wiring, Electric
Light Fixtures and all kinds of sup-  ' ,^
plies in stock... Expert Electricians
London, Nov. 24—Herbert Lee, music Hall performer died In this city1 today from the effects of a wound in
the head received during a performance ot a William Tell act at a local
hull last night.
,Lee held a ball on his head at which
Madame Clementine shot at a, distance ot fifty feet: ■ Madame Clemen-1
tine,,surrendered lo the polico. .' Mr.
Lee has been giving this act for eighteen years, and had never before met
with an accident.
Call at cabin oppposite Reid
8c Co/s Furniture Store, Fernie m.
! 'RI3GINA—President'-Bredt''of'• the
;Reglna' Agricultural "nnd'Industiial ox-
■hlbltion has again'-taken'up'the question of a Dominion fair for'1910 and
has Interviewed'the local'■member'lh
behalf of Ueglnii's claim. The action
of • the■ Brandon- fair- board In moving
,to, secure,,th*j, fair for that year. Is the
'e'tius'o 'of,*nctWlt^In-,'Roglna.'*-';""'* ''■"•'• -'■•'
VANCOUVER.—Word camo down
by tho idotiultlaui„of„ a Jjlastlng accl-,
doiit-'iui tlio;d; T.y: right of ;.way at,
a 'i)6tnt" hlBh-up\thpi Slfooiin( rlyor ; at
which ccitiBtructlon'opofatioiiB"«o .ho-,
Ing parried ^n, wlilch'cost tlio ;Ilvefl'
of t\yd men.arid injury .to uov<u*q,) otlil
ore. Quo of tho-mon killed; waa blown
Into jtho 'river, and;'tho othof ho badly
nnitlluteil that ho iliod within u Hliort"
timo. " Tho namoB of tlio' mon could
not bo obtained, but It (H'liolloved that
both of tlio'm wero either Italian** or
MSTIIUIUnai*>~Wlioii running from
No. 3 shaft on Friday ovoning liiHt. A.
H. & I, yard englno, ISnglneer McKay
and Klromnn Dovlno fltruclc an opon
Hwltoh und turned upiildo down, Iloth
engineer and fireman liiul cIoho bIiiivoh
iih tlio eiiKltiu wau tnivelllug ut a
good rnlo, and tl-ny'Svmo right on
llio Hwltch before McKay from tho
cab window «aw that tho i-wltch wiih
agaliiHt him, He imiig out to Duvlim
who Jiunpod Hiifnly but. Htayod with
Uio englno hlinflclf, nnd .when It wait
all over, found hfmtieU with tlio oxcup
wST.jpHN,—Jn ,th# county cou^t-^thls
mornliig Judge' Rorbos' dis,nil's'flod'"the
oiiBO -iiigalnBL*Jionryi--JHardy,, clSiargpd
wltii.yj'oliitiiig llTo'Alle^VLabbrli'ici'lii
eriga'gliig mop iii the'Uhltod Stato8„,tb
work'in'Canada.     The'case' is the
outgrowth"of1;i:ho.'prlntbrs.;striko, in
Tho,!Tologriiph nrid';■ Time's   bfriccs^
wlitclj' wob"l sbttlotl -yostorVlny.'. '"Tho
procp'cJliiffB woro' liisliidt'iHl hy"  Hid
St.'Jphii Typographical'u'lilbii',' ",' •'•
,"•• ' *   !, -.''.-      ,*,,( r1-*' i ', iu.  11-    , ■ •
Ii.','   '   --'TT",   -,  ■ 'I.j       ■;,,
O.TTA\yA,—On account of tho low
*)Yfil*pi*', In the, Ottawa'p'rivor' tho'p'roBH.,the, Ottawa wntorworkH has
fallen to Hiich an oxtont that u tiuctlon
.of j Uooth'o. Mlllff*  havo, boop -ordorod
the main;irangevlhtoTAlb"^taraiia^uH^
ning down across southwestern Alberta to, a;-connection with,the.line,,, at
,C0UttSVi  j,,...;;,,.  ,].,,..   '. ,.-_     ., ..y ,.','.
•The proposal is to build either from
Morrisey.j,yia the. North, Kootenay. pass
or from Michel through' the Crows
Nest Pass, paralleling the-C.,.P.-R..No
plans haye been definitely settled upon as, to"which'route will be adopted,'
but that'-the1 chances' tu'0' strongly" In
favor'of the!llne coming this way-is
shown by tho fact that the Hills have'
already purchased,, extensive, charters
one through tho\Crows Nest Pass and
another for'a north, and .south;, line
so'mowhore .to',the* oast'Of 'ThcPass.
By the use of those charters-tho Groat
Northern could provide itself with the
necessary > connections . and thereby
would be oponedupa direct llno'from
the coal'flolds of this' district to* the
vory''oxt'enslvo' Montana- market's. ,■■"
Ono'of tho most encouraging'phases
ofthomattor Iflthb'fhot tlmt'tlio G',
N,'*iriUBt;'liavQ'd connection within two
yoaVs or'have'something llko a' hun-
.t ;.; f i
' The nori-u'hioil man always gets' preference : for "employment with a firm
who desire's to paydit'tle wages, or, re.
duce "wages' and,,1 Increase the working hours,at their will.. As soon as
such a firm is satisfied that no'union
exists among their employees, conditions :are invariably introduced that
would make: the ■ slave, owner of. forr
mer years blush to think that It was
necessary for him to give the best of
care,to his black.slave,in order that
he may not lose.him, ~whon the Independent white slave could be procured
without cost and replaced 'without cost
at any time whc'ii'hc'butllvod'his use-
fulness.1   ■ ■ ' ■"    "I   ■ ■■-
' 'Hls: employment Is'a good business
policy as ho'can be anytime
nnd'a'cheapor man' put■ In'-his plnco.
-HiB"words are of no" advanced society doos • not dosiro his
company'even for.tho good that, ho
. New Haven,- Nov. 24—For the first
timo, in" six years the crimson of Harvard Is flying' above the blue of Yale
college. '   ,
' It' was a great; game.'' The mighty
toe of Keniiard, the crimson fullback,'
is'responsible for the four' lone' points
scored during tho progress of-the bat'
tie that makes the' Harvard men of
1908 the' champions of the Rugby' universe. .:     • ■" ; !-   '7   '' '   "
Thirty, five thousain'd people ' witnessed the"struggle and thirty.jsix special trains carried the people from
the different'cities-in the" east.' !The
weather-was1 ideal.1 '.-'■■-    ■ '•   .,   -■'
••- ;■,■■!
1 Being; taanly. ,.t. .   ,•
Being,, honest-.* o ■.-.>•. ..'.•
• Being -truthful.
Being honorable    ■
, Is comfortably located at the corner of Prior
i * a
and Victoria Avenues, and carries.a complete
j stock of *,   <     ■      '■'   '
t-"i   •    ' ■■)■•-. • ,    * - •■• .       ,.,■■'-'.-
Milliniery,  Furs,  Coats, ,Skirts
I ' ■-'•'.... ,     • ; i •    ,     . ■'        .,.','■'■.  7'.
Ladies'- Underwear, Blouses >
A full line of the
olosod so' that more'* wntor
uvalalblo for';,tho city,-plant.. Jn sov-
oral "of'tlio city churehos'on Sunday
It whs uho tlio.orgaiiH on
acroimt.of lowi NY*ttor;P]*esBiiro,,     ,
OTTA\yA.^-At noon,1 io-Aayi CIiiih,
Mociitt, e] law clork In thepfflco of
(lommlll & May committed suicide in
thu Janitor's rooniH Iir tlio ,Curlo!on
olinmlioi'B, Ho llrod'ii U callbro revolver bullot Into 'IiIh liond'aiid expired boforo thoHU who were within ear-
Hliot-eoiild rone-li him, Moffatt wiih
'28 yenrs of ago.   '
OTTA\VA.—Word   hns boon recolvcd
at the department of agriculture of
T...  :b.'.^ .■..",■ '.":*,! cf H-.c-'TTen' a'"<\nn"
may dOBlro to do; for- thoy are altrlb-,
drod milos of tholr'Tond thrown-ilnto'uted toseiflsli motives.-
something like' complete dlBUfio1"1and", "Thd'noii-liiilon man Ih ustinlly an off-
this'bolng th'o'caso' tho likelihood 'Is I Bpi.ji,jj bf'lgnbrancb'and concolt,' Ho Ik
that''In thol;ovont*of the lino comlng-.n sblflsh' lndlvidimrnnd conn'ot hero-
.through the ,Pn8B',It' will be a roitfj-ly,! jjod, upon.,, ' 1Mb existdnco' or Btruggio
In.a very short timo and In,all p'ro'li-J for a-'llvlhg ddpimdii entirely-upon'the
ability .construction \ylll bo begun next succoss of.tlio trndos union. .
"•'ii.','kix' - ■• -r-r-.'  '■ '»■■ .■"•"..-, When,Ho mnnagos tp^eot .conditions
Another point pf groat significance      , Wflg0(1 tm,„,octly thmiK„ tho<'un;
Being kind'to everybody,
Being true to'his'friends.'.   ,-    "
• Being a" foe to the knocker.  '""'''"
Being'a lover'of your home.
Being of a':happy'disposition:*
Being "fair with your employer. .
Being patriotic to,your'country.   '
Being,hospitable to your guests.
'Belng.forgetfurpf^youv troubles.
Being man' enough to admit them.
Being careful In all you'do or say,
Being temperate, In all of'your habits.       " '     •••/-.-•-.   •/,
Being   lho   best' worlunah'ln   tho
. Being
one! -''
talces.'' '        '■   ' '   '       ■    '
■ Being considerate of women and1 of
children.  "   •    ,-*-,■■       '   ■ •■ :
Bolng-loyal'to'your wife or'-sweetheart. '  ;'■•''.'.,:..   .        '.■.-,
,' Being generous with*, your friends
and enemies',   •
, 'Being as neatly- droRBed aa your olr-
cuiiistancoH will allow, ■ *•■  i, <*
without malice towards1 any
' clean of speech' ns well as
able to see* your'own *mlB-
Dealer in Doors, Windows and Plate, Glass
lion of a iita-rul bath of uucfWt-u nil v^^'^n'^ «* h\* way to nnnm lo
and ho forth, littlo thu woimu for tlio
ishnltc-up,     '
CAI^lARY—Tho Kyo-Openor np-
pen red this wcok minim tht> Ubby
■torleo aiid flllod with a lot of virions
oxndatlonB which Bhowod thnt lho paper In,still enffprlng.front the recmt
utrlctures passed upon it by tho jury.
Tho mall bag's woro hauled ovor to
thu pout offlco but a v.ul blow bwalt-
ed thorn thero. Tho poilmnstor declined to receive them. : '1,'lit- Calnnry
Eye Opener no longer enjoys tho privileges of htB WAlfWly** malU. a* tho
JudJtc and Jury a few days ago expressed an opinion of the paper that could
hardly bo mUundorttood the postal
ropresont Cnnnda at thn'lntornntlnnnl
liiMtltutb lof * agrlculttird * which moctH
nt Homo on Nov. 20. ,
IMljUiVJM.-to.—Wni'l ot I'dhch Ki,
Snydor of Dosoronto nnd IiIb family,
woro nearly asphyxiated last night by
escaping gas from tho coal stovo. It
Is believed that all of thorn, will recover,
NIAGARA* PAU.-8.—Extraordinary
promotions are beliiK taken hot'o tu
prevent «pr<-nij Into Canada of a foot
aiid mouth dbw-ane now pr^vTilontr In
the states of Now York ani Penney!-
vttnli, and a complete embargo Is bolng placed on all shipmoius of mil-
would boo^i to bear out _tlid JmiLJioii^
Uelty of th|B st'ory tiinj" "bn foniul'i In
tho t*liitcmont, of ypnli'lckj Welch, ;{ho
oiiilnont rnlltoiul" oonti*ut;tor of "Spok«'
alio.; Iteadera of tlio Prank .Paper
will Irocull tho Interview with Mr,,
Welch ptibllHhed 'lu lnst'wook's pnpo**,
Mr, Wolch In' a 'ni'piiihe'r of tlfo firm"
of Foley,, Wolch nnd Stewart, who In
the past hnvo built a ureal deal of
road for tho Oreut Northorn,,ami who
are ivory cIohi, to tlio IicikIb of Vlib
illll-conceni'. In his'lntorylmv, Mr,
Welch It, will lio rocnllod, Biild: "I ex-
pert to see through trains from Rt.
Pan) running to Vancouver over tlio
Victoria, Vancouver & KiiHtoin rond
before the end of 1003."
In view of the foregoing statement
of the'Intentions of tlio Orent Northern this Hlntnnimit by Mr. Welch Ik
pregnant with ttlBiilfiennr*.'. Prolmlily
lio 'man not directly con unci od with
theorem. Northorn enjoys moro'of the
loli'mvini' (il Hit. (iiiih (imii M\\ >Vulc.ii
ll)li\ trVhl.".il   il  dltnU   J;/* ,.4'/,4j.4. by  |*„,
fiin) aiid had In mind thu program to
build the coiinorilni; \lnn lietwcun lho
poiifbonBtcrii rirltliiU Columbia, branch
nnd the linn at Coulls when hn mtido
*iii«,i»i*\vii«-iii.      S*»mi liw S, ,'t , tv yJ:
Hearing completion and n year to build
tho proposed connection IiIh prediction
would'ho ottHy of roullstutlon.
Tho Colombiin board of trade In ul-
ready In posHc-sslon of the Informnt-
Inn hnrr-ln ennlnfried and nlrwii-ly hni
under way a movement to bring pros-
sure to hoar for thc hulJdlug of thc
line this way, Thore is no doubt
that ofher boards Interested will follow suit. Tho mutter will be brought
up In Jhe Frank board at Kh next
MONTH., brngs of hin bJIIH liiBteiul of klvji
(Ing.llio iiiilon credit. 'Wlieh lie Iohcs,
lila Job ho expects to' get'a Job lit ii
good paying H)iop nnd fools Indignant
when,union, men. rof'uso to work with
htm. ,; When hu starts to iihuhII [iho,
AiiilonMio lu'lold'tluit ho Is privileged
to work where men of his Independent spirit are employed and with yory
pnllto"remarks Ih Infnrmnd that trade
linloiiB wusli their own dirty llnnu'and
c.o tint Hud* aHHlRtnnco from thoiio who
('o r.nt'iniilrlbiitft thoir hI.u.-o flnuiiblnl.
tly and moinlly. s
Ilii Ih ii inlhrii to Hiicloty, coiitliuiul-
Iy Hliindliig in tho way of advance,
ment, ii'iiinlly oui-oiu -iikIiik uu wholo-
somo crcnliiei'S to take the Jobs In
■■.J.opH where iiien are buttling for im-
pioved coiulltleiiM,
He is Ihe one mini who cun pinforin
Hni .vondeifiil conlbitloiilHt fcul of
koiting beneittii IbntHolf   by boiistln*.'
Cf V.!"  Iiw1,,.,„n,lnt>r>n In  t\\n clvrtnlr. unit
"rouc'hlnc ewl rrlnirlnc, llko n wblniv
oil cur nl the fern of his mnslnr. H«
Ib iih (lniKiciDiiH to society iih' Uh*
HiKmU thief who Is allowed to lourn
tho BtreetH freely.
•II   „Vi,      ,1l>.»      k.aV'w .     ^v      ..'^•..U.i.:.^ .J   .
Kyni|iitthl/.(i with lilm and explain to
him tho norcKBlty of Joining the union. If you convince lilm hit
lilm In the plnco where his brains
aught to be and kick htm In flu* plnco
whom I hoy nre. If ynu Ihln'f his
case Ih not hopeless and he ni-peats
rnflonnl glvo blmanofhor o'ip/>riiiiiliv
mull such timo that you cun point
out the orror of his ways, and perhaps
t *    ■  * i ■ *   <  '  .
Store Fronts put in • Stairwork , Estimates Furnished
'' ' '  ■   ' 4.ipannelled Cedar Doors from $L50 up' "''
N.B.~Carload,of Glass just arrived—all sizes'
I make anything in carpenter work
, Shop and Office, Baker
Ave, next P. Carosella
Fernie,  B.
, ' Zam-Buk Gnvo> Instant Relief.
A}\ accident    In   a Toronto   hnmo
might  have had very hoHoiih coiiho-
fjiKuieeH had It not boon for Hum-IUik.
MIhh Martha Ureoii of I) Claremoiit St.
lu taking a pan of boiling fat from tho
ovon spill It over lior right hnnd. "The
boiling   fat rim hit, otho palin'of my
hnnd," hIio says, ",nnd all over my, fjn-
norfl.     l''or over nnioiilh I wiih uu-
able to line thu bund nt. all.     I tried
.'•('Vei'iil IiIiuIh of bhIvoh mid liiilnieiitii,
but tho wound Hpoiued npparnntly no
b(>l1(»r.     It wiih alt«i(f(«thor loo Boverc
i fur ilii'HD priipiiriilicitm to heal,
|     Alicmi   I IiIh Hiiki  I  wiih advliicd  lo
' i'v Zfim-Hiili.     I iilopiied iiHlilg     all |
"j lie.  in.-p-'.rui'i'im iuul nmilled li In-J
jhiead,     Tlio   very   first -npplluatltiu,
1 •(•(■Hied my hnnd and Hoemcil to <l;
'mil  iho fire nnd Inflammation;  and;
1 :is I Icepl nu iiH'.ng Ziun-lliik the hIiu- \
,   ■ ,,._ 1... 1! ,   ,\,.\n,\  m,  oivt   iHnniMX.'lii-. I
■i\      \x\ n • vow xd'ori time thn Kcnld '
' !,lid  IcflU'd  cnniplolnly. ' |
Kefoury   Bros.
J o bbers
Dry and Fancy  Goods,  Boots  and   Shoes
dent's Furnishings, and Underwear
Hie   Kovr'ininctil hIiuiiIiI OHlnhllhli coal
yurilH nud iiUviiyn lwn\\ uu ample mi|i-
jily on IiiiikI. I Hei' no nt her real ciiik
for (ho peopln wim will not Hloek iiii
■i j nlieiiil lind  Hie (IciiIcih camioi  uffoid
J tn lifdd Im|!" hIiicKh for a Ioiik    Hiiik
AN IMPORTANT    RECOMMENDAT j •*,,,• jjivlr iiicoitimodiitloli.     Coal coin-
ION   FOR , A88ISTANCE TO      ; pimlcH would bo nl»d to iiell to     Hie
FAPMER8 iKovcriiinciit   itt   any  length  of    linn*
IH'i'i'HI-!U*y   \vll,-(i'i»s   they   ill)   Mill    rlll'.>
I )() ^^ ^^ ^^ chitlice» un denlelH.
The Frank I'npur ku>*k:—Flunk II. ,1 (litnK iiiieh ii c(.iuii-.e would prevmu
Hlici'iimn, pn-Hiilinii ot Uic (imi milieu,(un> uul uuiliiin^, »,
Thin In but one liiHtiiiieti of tlin uhoh jimkhhIziuIoii in Alberta,    Im* a new, ^
n which /iim-lliik enn be ho adviui. i »UKKomlwii a» u i» imd) foe the aiiimalj
nwoimly npplleil.     It Ih nnunlly ot- \ '»"• wliorinKe In the pialrln piovlliceK,      REV. FATHER  DRUMMONO
•     il. .    *...,  1,„,.„.,    mil,    linil'ina    .,(,n,.' Iltld   w||l«*ll   lie   lllllll.X   U'lll   reclll'   tlllll , „ ,	
11 Inter III (in Mi-nous lorm it not limn   .,,,    ,
Winnipegt   Mott   Eloquent Preacher
■.Ions, HoraliiH and •*tlffiienw, |i uIko
•.•iii(«h (•(•■.(•ma, iilcerK, Kiicm, blood pol-
■"oiilns, rliiKworm, arnlp Horcm, cluonle
.vouikIh, lilnckhciidH, plmplea, cold
koiih, chiippud hiind'i and all Hliln in-
.linlim mid (IIhciikoh. Kubbod w«ll nu
lo the cIkihI In <iih(i of cold, It relieve--*
i he n eh I n ir and tlmhtncHH. and nttpllel
nn mi e in bt oca Hon It ciitcs rliemnitt
'nm. Hdntlrn. nourftlmn, otc. All drrnc-
to be Tnmifurred to Ouelph,
i-o. than thai hvn yenvH iikd. ;
"Tlioro nre no KtockH of coal III the,
pialrle rnKlon," nnld    Mr.   Hhermiin. \ '      ' j
unit I look for nuuh lianUlilp to farm- j WliuilpoK, Nov. *i<i—Surprint, wu*
cih llvlim a lotus distance from mil- .uvprtiHHuit when an atiiiotiiiceineitt win
ioikIh. I have l.tniMii an tiiht.tiiiu cf ■ i.imW u> \\„- tli,. Futlur Dvmuu.oud
a fanner drlvhiR nluciy mlleH for j of Saint l|imlf(uv collece that he hiiic-
"imi nnd IiuvIdk io wiih it sveen lor il -1> \-,ould Im- tuntntfti«-i{ to \hv (.'UuuU
 ,.. ,.          ,., ,   when he sot ui town. j of the |lol> Name at (liielph. Out.
throii^li thnt motltod yon may lie ablo i ( nnd tttatvn hi-11 at fcOc a bok. ori     'What nmedy would I *;i«t;«*»,t?   I,    Father hrtimmond 1* «h<» most *ln--
to mako a Rood citizen nf him,-—John i lost tntx from Zam-Ituk Co., Tornntq |'hliilc ihat In region*., w)i.t.» rnrmi-rH' fpienl iireiKln-r iu thU city and 1st a
Sorinabcnd In Mtthtnitt Journal.       I for welpt of jirtrc. 3 boxe« for |l.25.' mu-O haul their toal a Ioiik dUlunce ineinbor of thu JeHults.
I .. i , i, , +vTg.'W±.-)rAes ;-. „.
ilj* MiltiH £th$ii
DISTRICT 'LEDgEffr'FERNiE, b7.'C.;;n,qYember:28;';V^
■ *; $1.00 ;a year dn advance.-1 Address all communications- to' the '"Manager"' District Ledger, Fernie B. C.
Rates for advertising on application.
'■„ We believe, through"' careful enquiry, that all the'
advertisements in this paper are signed by trustworthy
persons, and to "prove our faith by words, we will make
good to actual subscribers any loss incurred by trusting advertisements.that prove to be swindles; but we
do not attempt to adjust trifling disputes between
subscribers and honorable business men who advertise,
nor pay the debts of honest bankrupts.
,  ',      .    , . • ,
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 "I saw it in The Ledger."
Several recent occurrences, fortunately carrying in
their wake no casualties of a serious nature, have shown
that building operations have not been carried on along
the most approved and safest lines. In the rush to
complete structures within a limited, and often times,
too limited, space, we fear that conservative methods of
architecture and sound principles of erection have not
played the part in some building operations that is necessary to ensure substantial and lasting results.
We do not wish to raise a general alarm, nor do we
wish to make any sweeping charges as to negligence
and loose' methods, but surely it is within the province
of the City Council to look after such an important
- ■ The plumbing that is'being done", not only at this
time, but at all times, especially as it affects sanitary
conditions,,should be under rigid. inspection.--This. mat-,
ter has for some time past received .careful attention
from the older portions of Canda, and surely western
towns can afford to profit by the dearly bought experience of older communities.
The wiring of houses for electric lights is-a most
important matter, small as it may seem to the casual
observer,,yet how often do we read that electric light
wiring, exposed or not properly insulated,- has"been the
cause of some costly conflagration. .    -
The Old adage that an ounce of prevention Is worth
a pound of eyrg,. gtij] holds good, even if we aro Jiving
in an advanced *(■$, aQ$ W(j trust that Fernie may not
have to purchase her e*ferlmeij- and wisdom in the
above regards in too dear a market.     .r
k -r; 2
i 11; 4 V!'
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~~ The word citizen primarily had • refei'GBPe' only to a
city, but* with the growth of such cities as-Roihe and
Athens-into'states the"name acquired a larger meaning.
"Our'using of.the term in this article will be confined to
the person-who Is a dweller in acity, and will be regarded from a local and civic point of view, and noV-frQIU the
.larger or M«oMl,^Many_oi[.thq.prtsrot peeple-ef .this'
to" oxei;el86-& franehlBe in municipal affairs," it-may be
that in'-the'near future.they will be, and, we think , the
present time "Ms opportune to discuss matte"rs-'bearlrig;o"n
Sitl???lsniPf.   >«»•«»■<•«•• »»»»,<-«••    «., ,,-,.....*»,i .^—-li :-
\7' The duties of a citizen should be well ittiown. Every
citizen Should be, moral,' well behaved, just, law abiding,'
loyal andopublib hplritedi   '   ^ .ji' -i.*,.'•'.'■'     ''-'   ■■
'•.."' He Bfeu.d pBS-SBii W •civic, conscience, and should
discharge tev%r,y".tcrlylc.'f\Wi^ promptly and diligently in'an
intelligent, trri'd -oi-tTerly manner; he should ftlflO tftke a
fre-eft hWx\ ll'mlVleal rnlferestin the "admlttl8tMkti«ffl -ftipub-
l\6 attalrs, and In,all movemoritR nft.V.l^Vfcl'bpments ever
bb willing to do a share of CiViO \vbrk If called upon, too
matter how. hum We a shaVo It may be.
,     ! - ' »'" ■ 4 "   ,       ,  ,   :  •','      -     - '
Women filed <ir-» fet-uaUy Important members <bt tho
community, Mititi men, although they may not have equal
rlfchtB, tliey have their own rights and duties. ' They are
undor civic laws and profit,or suffer by clvta development and change quite ns much as men. Thoy nro as
slaters, wives and mothers, a vital, portion of llio. civic
community, nnd should be loyally recognised as such,
.with tho full rights of citizenship.       ■
- Thero' cannot, be an healthy, progressive, civic lifo
•where women do not clnlm, rocolvo, and exercise equal
civic rights and duties with men.
There nro certain civic vIccb which a member of
n community ought to guard against. "No man llvoth
to himself." Tbo nobler or baser tho private character
tho better or v/on.e will lt bo for the city,
Vices such as solflsh Individualism, civic Indifference, and corruptibility. Tho atoady, selfish purBtijt of
personal interests and profits, In flagrant disregard of
the Interests or the well-being of the gonornl community,
• Is a gravo, but all too prevalent civic vice, whothor It
bo In tho form of pushing the saloon business, speculating In land n'nil properly, exorbitant Interests on loans,
growing rich'upon others without doing any useful work.
ThiB Is unpatriotic, antl-Hoelal and Immoral, This Is
had citizenship. Woro all citizens so to act tho community would become bad and end In ruin.
To accept nil tho social and Individual advantage*!
of a community life, Us protection, aorvlcos and Hoclally
provldod opportunities, and yet neither sorvo nor fell any
Interest, lu tho organized community, Have grudgingly,
to pay such rates and duos as aro compulsory, Is also
bad, Civic apathy Is a foim of solflshnoss of whicli
no mnn ought to ho guilty.
Our Saxon forefathers as iiIho nnclcnt Athonts, mado
It punishable nt law for a citizen to fall to nssomble nt
tho town or tribal moetliigs, unci record his voto. Thoro
am iitiuiy In our "town who nogloct their duty In thin
rea-pert; hardly uvcr record a voto, and euro very
little about the pi ogress of the city, escupt to complain
tlf they lutvu to mix up In lho mud) about tho need for
This hits a bad result. There aro those who are far
from being niilw'*, thoso who deslrn to una tho'power of
civic office for personal ends, thoso whoso Interests In
cikit  i.,<; ,il v  ai-ilibll Uliva,   WIIUUC Oil!)'  (|Utill'U  IB  tO IllllKU
JJ.OI-.C;-,   U'l.f,   u-'j*.   lu  iM.tiUl'1   Ull  lll,.-t,(i,   llil,llUl),)i   ll'UJlOllt
obstruction or regulation. Theso mei* idiould bo withstood, foiluhi mid kept out of theso positions, and made
to be liiw-nbldtng eltlaens. Vampires who would suck
the blood out nf the heart of the city,
'.*   *l-\.  '..i'.'.. k.     »>.'   t\.t.iv-   44U   t.Uv    m.i.i   XXI  thtlti  \\\\>   C\\y
Fo tho wny of «onin eliU'H which tiro run by bosses nnd
Tiimrnfiny rings, they must wnlce up, it Ih voxlng tr,
seo pi-opln who live i\ few hiindrtid ynrds from the
polllrg l.ootli nnd will not go and register their vote,
Another feature: Do citizens of Pernio think It Is neeoH
finry for feme ono to tnicb thrrti In it rltr In vote. People
w! otn tie Ctenio: has Ilk-used with two good imnful lor,n,
nrhlrb will trtfx- thint to rln> top of I-Vi-iic iioiiiit^li:
If tl.oy wish to po; ll.vy ought to bum* in mind tlmt li Ih
ofrtn the i-atm where a mnn curries you nt election dny,
j,gi ceny him for tho balance of the yev.
Corruptibility is another flvlc, \lee.     |t In nmnzltip
to **!o,v that In this socnlb-d enlighten.-! ng.-, |,o-,v nini,
still can be "bought bylbusiness inducements, for'hosts
or favors, for drink and- cash.- -The \good government
of every town demands that every citizen should be absolutely-incorruptible. No bribe-or inducement, whether
vulgar or'refined, should ever awaken within the breast
of any true citizen any feeling save that'of disgust and
indignation. .	
The voters .and representatives, 'of a, community
should be as incorruptible as Abraham Lincoln was. The
functions of a civic government should be broad, it
should be able to step in at all times where there is need
of suppressing "anything which is detrimental to the
health or well being of the people, and be able to step
in with the people's consent to inaugurate anything
which shall be for the good and welfare of the people.
There should be a movement on the part of the people to manage collectively, so far as practicable and
profitable all of those affairs common to the well-being
of the whole body of citizens and to their happiness, convenience and comfort. Modern communities, under the
reign of false individualism, suffer either from social
neglect or from the greed of private companies, and
even if private companies have supplied the public need
honorably, is it not within the right'of an' organized
community to discharge these duties, and secure for the
good of the city or for the relief of the rates, those
large profits which would have.gone into the pockets,of
private owners.
It should be the business of citizens to oecome acquainted with modern municipal government in order to
take an intelligent part as voters or possllily as voluntary or paid civic servants. What is the future of our
city? We are very young aud being so ought to take
example from other and older cities, copy what they have
rightly done, and bo careful not to make the mistakes
they have made.
Look at those cities which have grown up without
municipal control; how ugly the buildings, how,narrow
the streets, how badly lighted and paved, how unsanitary
and unhealthy,- how great the need of water and sewer-
,age-    ,.
Large sums of money are being spent annually to
undo' the mischief of bad or no civic government, in widening streets, tearing down buildings ;(slums) making
open spaces, planting trees, providing sewerage, water
systems and pavements. ,    .
If only the people of Fernie would profit by the experience of, other cities, ,if only they would work together and try and build up a beautiful healthy city, they
could do it.      *       ;,
One bas no patience with many people, of this town,
who are simply using the town as a workshop ' where
they can manufacture dollars, make a pile.and get, back
home or to the coast,"
Fernie ought to be a pleasant place to, live In, if it
is not so we-ought "to mako ft PO. \It may be cold in
winter, but we did not feear tell of any one. yet freezing
badly, who had'a decgRt home, SUfficie^ food ftnd clothing, or if it is often wg^, figbpdy drowns except tJiey ia\\
in the river.   ••'-■■-/,- ...■■.   .,   ..«.-..>.,- „
If there has .been; and .is at. present, typhoid,. it Is
owing to the past neglect and present lack,of extension-
of the, sewerage and water'system's. * It is, logical and
correct to say that if sewerage and water are good "for
four thousand people "it isVgobd-for the.-lest; the*same'
may be said of" the-streets, sidewalks,- electric lights.
These .things ought to grow with the city, and their be-
ing"v*?,2 J£y9^ behind does not- speak well -for former coun--'
CHS.' t» ' 1-4, •! 4.J;  4i, *,*-«* #w ,.   .*;.<* vVeq .-.TTSiSiirMi
•ft.*         *- --•"■       *a' »     '        - -     ' '.'    >— ,'
■ .^ us ,work together, elect the best mayor and
aldermen we can, and stand behind them, agree to "be
walk-1)y his door; a good drink of water ^hr his home,
a good drain to take away., all, the -dirty water,
and."-a bright electric light., One would like -to floe a
Council- which- would regulate tho .building;.,of .property
a'little more, some of it is built „ tb6 'fclose, some, not
strong enough and some too ugly tb please anybody., ( ,t
; There is"much to learn in eltigGUship, the .duty of one
to the many, of ths many to one,and the duty of all to
.he organized life of the community, .,'-■. '. ,   ,
Sir Edwin Cornwall of the London county council,-,
speaking. In Paris before the Municipal Council of that
city,_said;;''.'That modern cities had a decisive pari to
play in the to-rtayj We had to, make our uoasted
civilization a'rfihl ftWd Viv'ing thing," to sweep Qway the
slums that,tll8gVace our cltieftv to secure fO'r all conditions under which the true Social life l« alone possible,
to. bring forth a strong, h'baVlhy rnc;e, to spread abroad
tho blessings of education, and .finally to unite In- one
harmonious 'bond tho races of men, which nothing should
over have,,put asunder."   .
' City CounoilB should be empowered to obtain land
on the outskirts of the city at a reasonable' price, so
that whort tho 'city'expands'thoso rising land values, due
to city prosperity, and development, shall come to the
community which creates lt; and also In order that the
community may control tho growth, and provide allotments, parks and open spaces.--the80 necessities of life
to be used for tho general good of the people.
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18    IT    RIGHT?
AN EXCHANGE wisely remarks "that it is usually
a big man that insults you.", We, can vouch for the
truth of this statement.
SCIENCE TELfiS US'that nothing can'wholly disappear. That may be all right, but the people who lost
clothes off their lines 'this'week 'have' a- different
theory. ",,■'.     ,, ■';■. ,
THE KOOTENAY LIBERAL has diminished in size
since the elections;- It, is mow somewhat like Meikle's
four page Theatre, program . used to be before the
fire. !•■- .= .,■•
A CERTAIN irate individual called at our sanctum
sanctorum last week on business and' tried to be, obnoxious'as far as his ignorance allowed him. However,
he did not either intimidate or worry us. Our gun
was not brought into use.
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" HAVE YOU NOTICED that, if one man starts to pay,
his debts, it puts a row of men half a mile long in motion; each one starting to pay his. It may be that you
are the man in the row who has stopped the motion; If
you owe any one pay lilm.
A MAN belonging to a political party is in the' same,
position as a married man: Unless he votes the straight
ticket there are those who say: "He is not true to'his
party," in the same shocked voice the gossips use" in
saying a man is not "True to,his wife."
. * * * *
W. L. DOUGLAS, the shoe man of Brockton, Mass.,
has come'to the => conclusion that he "can afford to repudiate organized'labor.' A'few years ago Douglas was
looked upon as a "friend of organized labor,"-and under
Gompers" policy "reward-our-friends and rebuke our
enemies," Douglas was made "governor of the state of,
Massachusetts, - No sooner had this gentleman been
.honored with the office of chief executive, than he ignored his obligation to organized labor, and openly declared
that he did not owe his- election to the efforts of- union
men, but that his elevation to the gubernatorial chair
was due to'the concerted action of the business men.
Douglas has now become bolder and refuses longer to
deal with the representatives of organized labor.
Douglas is now the proprietor of the "unfair" shoe
factory. ' ,   • <,
A few more jolts of the Douglas brand will shake the
confidence of, those who have placed their faith in that
slogan, "Reward our friends and rebuke our enemies."—
Miners; Magazine. -,.,«..„,.,, ^ ^/^^ .
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WE RECEIVED, a-copy of' the special edition    of
The'Slocan Review,' published by J. J. Atherton, and it
is one of the most interesting special numbers s that we
have had the pleasure of perusing. . The press work is
excellent,•'• the' typographical arrangement -could hardly
be improved upon; and the large number of cuts of interesting place's'and-events lend a'finish to the,number.
J, J. A7has our congratulations.. ■    '''■■■_ i*>''-,      " '
'm*     -;'.->.- '•*;»•-.>,  " '♦    *-'*'*      "_: >'-7-   r ,"'.
--    THE KOOTENfAY" LIBERAL, sorehead;-has the following ridiculous piece.of!-nonsense on its front-page
.*■•*•'.-;^.   a -v-i,/ >    3 ,.*:'.'.**i'  "^7^ .'
"Pfefflie'r, M65ride.,shouid take.the result of;' last
"Thursday's elections'as a-personal compliment..'-The
" campaign was a..McBride campaign—pure and Simple.
"What issues the Conservatives raised were.his issues; f
"what  personality was  dominant  was, his..     Neither
"the Dominion Conservative party nor R. L. Borden.can
"flatter themselves, in aay way over the manner , in"
"which they were eliminated from the contest. Premier McBride,-in inspiring the campaign policy of the'
-"Conservatives,' showed ,himself .a masterly, politician..
" The'contribution to the Socialist party-of "funds suC
*" ficient to,enable them' t'o'put up "a fight.was a stroke of.
"genius, as was also the consistent'.refusal''.of   the
"Conservative  candidates  and'.'workers  to'attack the'
"Socialists in any way.     premier McBride knew that1
."if the Socialist vote,held together for Dav-'
"idson, Smith Curtis would secure none of it.' Goodeve
"had no chance for it in any stage of the-game. The
*' result has justified the premier's view' of the situation,
"and his action in practically running '■ and'financing
"two candidates, Goodeve and Davidson, the former in-
'' tended to receive the Conservative support and win,
"the,hold the Labor vote away from the.Lib',
"erals.    ^Itwas a daring game, but it scored."   .  "'
We have made careful enquiry from many of the
Socialists of Fernie, and cannot see any of them building houses as a result of the funds advanced. As far
as the election expenses are concerned, the . Socialist
party made,up their election funds from subscriptions,,
and not from any form of graft. The sorehead who
who wrote the above* atricle In the "Liberal" Is the reverse to Liberal in his views.
*   *   *   * "■
ANDREW CARNEGIE says he wants to die a poor
■man..    This will be a source of great comfort and satis,
faction to the working man who this winter finds bim-
self face to face" with an overstocked Labor market, and
whose wife and family are In, need, of many of the bare
necessities, of live.     Yes, Andy—you • have ' our sympathy alright.'" ,
,■'                          *' *   *   *
„   A. GENIUS is a man who can make an honest living
for himself and family.                  -
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ONTARIO'S GOVERNMENT -owned power lines
from Niagara Falls to the various centres around are
being rushed. along. The development of .water-power
-and the distribution of the same;by the<
a cost price' to all is certainly a movement fraught with
far-reaching benefits.
■ '  7, , *., *'-. *   *
KUANG HSU is dead and, Pu Yi has taken- -his
place in government circles of the. Celestial Kingdom.
We feel sorry for Kuang as we have always been on the
best of terms with him. Howev'er_we must hasten to
congratulate Pu. ',..-'      *-'."•        .'
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THE MANAGER of .a .certain bank in,Lethbridge is
quoted as/saying that Lethbridge was an ideal place, and
he is further emphasizing his statement by spending his
"two weeks; leave Of absence iri.that place.. ..There is no
accounting'for the tastes of some people,
■ ■; -•■ i .u,^i,.«..;,,, _■ „ * _> ^v y" • ^j( j-i,- ••,••*:,:. ■-
JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER is "a chronic,, dyspeptic-^-''
^.that is he is suffers"from a stomachache. ...A.few thousand-other, people sdffer; from heartache when they pay
Standard oil prices; arid" also'suffer, from'"headache" when
they try to read by'sonie'ot the*products of this wonder"-'
ful concern/';"-' ':i,. • . *'-77 '.' '   7'
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FRED WAYLETT,-Proprietor .
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■;; Cross
Fresh Fruits Daily    .
Opp.   Post  Office
B. C-
A MOST, fortunate thing It" .was.that'Noah and his
ark existed before the" days of corporations, or else some
.speculator would,havo had ft corner on all the Beats,in
, this worthy,:oak. - -
This it the Statement1-Made by
Winnt-peg, Nov. 25—On the V&J\\Yi.
tary statemerits of employes, hi * the
coach cleaning department of tho C
P. R. it,was established last Saturday
night that the late Eccles Lennox, reported to have committed Bulclde in
the sleeping car Sushwap near, the
overhead bridge early 'on Wednesday
morning, was foully murdered ln cold
blood. . ...,.,'.-    -.,
The terrible crime has been traced
home to an employe of the coach yard
alleged to be Thomas Henry Hicks, of,
S82 Manitoba avenuo and the police
claim to have Incontrovertible evidence as to his guilt, , Hicks, who haB
boon In hiding for two dnys was put
under arrest on'Saturday night by a
clever rttao and lie is now being close:,
ly SWftVded* in a cell In the Rupert
stt'-eet police station.   ,,
Witnesses have postlively, Identified
the revolver found beside Lennox' as
one carrlod by the prisoner ''on .the
night'of the murder. .'According
the'statement of one man,
claimed was a witness to tho shocklne
crime, the prisoner? threatened - to
blow'his brains out on the spot -unless he swore to secrecy in th* matter. The, murder wtt"3 carried out ,in
the most brutal and revolting manner
apd with the cumilng of *^H experienced criminal. The body *was placed In
such n position With 4 revolver alongside to give tlife Impression that suicide had occurr-ei, Three Bhots wero
fired at short 'rtirigo Into the head and
body of the Victim, any one of which
would havo *pi<oved fatal. ■
.Eccles Lennox,- the murderod inun,
was en route to Scotloiid, to.bvlng out
his wife-and five children. 'He , had
been working on the'G. T, P.' at Portage la.Prairie,,as a brakeman.-, ,The
detectlon^of this crime',Is.llkeiy to
lead to, tho( unearthing of a series of
murders -In Winnipeg and; .the ■, surrounding district extending oyer a
period of several years.   ..       '
Own your own
libme. 7W"e have:
several residen-
which are,pffer-
ed at ..attractive,
Have your Plate Glass
*.. Kastner & Lyons
Real Estate a d Insurniicn Agts.
Wo live ln a roglon rich In mineral wealth,- In a
provinco where the forests aro a source of untold value,
In fact In n land whoro It would nppear that the hand
of tho Almighty had stored' up In tho bowels of tho
earth, and on tho hills, and In the fortllo valleys all
things necessary for tho maintenance of tho Inhabitants
Tho mountains In the 6row's Nest PasB are said to
toom with conl and Its attendant products. Tho valloyB
and hills pioduco the finest tlmbor In the mnrltdts of tho
world, nnd tho fortuity of tho valloys westward Btands
second to nono, Yot to how fow do the benefits of all
thoso resources nccruo, To clnlm that tho Maker of
All Things doslRiintcd n scoro or so ot mnn to control
the output, to oppress tho procurers of such output, nnd
to roup nil bnnellts from such. Is indeed a propostorous
statement, Tliut tho MnBtoiy who while on this earth,
hud not whoro to lay his hend, whose life was spout
with, and whoso disciples wero chosen from, the working clnss, would (-miction such nn nri'nngoment, Is beyond the comprehension of even the most aggressive
exponent of (•»lHllng conditions,
Is It rlRhi ibnt Andrew Carnegie should roll In wonlth
until he trcnililt'ft nt thu siupciidous proportions of his
possessions, while tho dtmili shots of tho Homestead
Illots nro Ht 111 ringing down tho corridors of time?
Is It rluht that corporations Hhould hold as specu-
iiuitc ''.Ui'i-u^-*, iiiut.i,i> ui ilii' UlUlccm -AlK-ill |ll UIUIC-
!));; '.'mi'*-- In tlie ivo:ld, .i-bib |).,, hoiu-.^.^.iiiuviiHuilu' te
forced lo km bnrli milo after milo from railway facilities
io Jornto?
Is It rich* Hint lionnsi people, wllllns; to work, should
ihlvnr In Ill-tlevlM'd Iioiihch, wlillu In this Canndn    of  ,»  ^Aivi^W'.l  \iut',,vi   i i.v.iinu   iuul   ID  Hpiilti   lor     Hid
nui'ds of nil?
Is Ii rljht Hint the pmini* nf hunger s!iould taunt the
children of our innd—Urn ni-cnlled gi'imnry of the
world. '
Think li over, linrrl licnd-d liiislnesH mnn thoii«h you
mny lie—ponder If well fioci r|:(> point of an unbiased
hiimnn belnjj, nnd thoro Is Inn on conclusion nvnllnblo,—
our lumci'Knrlen Innfliir'-, :i.j,., aiouKli thoy mny bo,
must reH|(oii(l to llio nssci'iliin tlio oiertml Illness
of nil thliiL's has been wiilly -n diuefully |Ttn-ed. mi'
Hint Hoonor or Inter nn iicidiiiii'i'if mitnt lie demnnilni*.
from thnw solf-nppolntod h'cm! .« of Hip bo.iii'ies o1
-.ii All W|;t I'.mWmf,
at $10 a Share
of the Kootenary Telephone
Lines* Limited, have been
placed in our hands
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TMs is an A J investment.
Everyone should buy even if
its'only one share and own
an interest in our own Telephone <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
means range perfection.
FOR years thc name •' GURNEY-
OXFORD"   has stood  for, tho
highest development in , cooking
ranges,   No matter what conditions the
range must meet, no matter what price
you,wish to pay, you will get more '
range efficiency ,for your money in
ithe "Gurney-Oxford"  lines  than in
any other that's built.
All our years of, experience and our
store of range knowledge is put into
this, one of our latest productions-—
Golden Nugget
Steel  Range
is built of dead flat, patent levelled steel blue finish—the kind that'
stands all kinds of heat and never warps or cracks.
It's supplied with the new Gurney-
Oxford reversible grate, too, The*
grate with thc interlocking teeth
that cut off thc dead ashes, when
operated, and makes tho firo res*
pond quickly. No good coal drops-
througn it cither, every particle is-
burnt, That is ono of this range's-
fuel-saving features,
This grate can be removed and ft
wood-burning grate substituted
without moving a bolt or a screw.
Then, notice thc extra large oven,
—splendid (or baking day. And
the t-lrnn tinrtr fnrrrn « nolid nhHf
for basting.
The fire linings can be removed
without disturbing the top—that
means economical repairs.
The Gurncy-Oxford Golden Nugget Range ii. a low-pnce range
with high-price efficiency. ,
We would Kkc to explain it to you*
in detail
Wc know that once you have seer*
it you won't be satisfied until you
have this labor-saving, fuel-saving
range in your kitchen.
Chancellor Rang©
built of patent-levelled, dead-
flat, hlue* steel—-will Inst, n lifetime Fitted with the Gurney-
Oxford reversible grate.whichcan
be removed without disturbing
thc linings.
Thc Gumey>Oxford Chancellor
range saves food, fuel and worry,
takes all the bother out of
The Gurney Standard Metal Co*, Limited $5l£.K;»
J, D. Quail,
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Tints. Official Organ of rH-sfa-ict STo.  IB,>*'.  of A.
Ladies'and Men's Gloflies
Cleaned and Pressed
Work called for aad delivered
F-erxue, B. C, November 28*th, 1908
The Michel Reporter^—This aie,
new hotel, under the proprietorship of
Messrs Xaurenosn £ Douglas, has.
last -been opened for business It has
been Bunt, furnished and stocked all
ready for the opening, for the past
three months, and it was onlr
Monday that the license arrived.
When the boys Knew of the opening,
there was a nice. Quiet social time
ararnged among a few or the best of
them, who met and formally opened
the bar. The house is prominently
situated on Northern Avenue. The
rooms of which there a
comfortably carpeted and fitted np
with first class furniture. The dining room end Idtchen are models of
convenience and the whole house is
laid ont to the best advantage. The
bar Is stocked with the best in the
lunrt both In Imported and domestic,
and travellers and others can rest as-
sored of courteous 'reatment, and a:
endeavor on the part of the manage
ment to make it "a home from home.'
John S Laurenson was formerly the
president of local" nmoa No 2334 of
the C. M "W" of A., an-3 is well
by aU the miners In tbe Pass, while
Jim Douglas was president and sec
retary of the same nmon. He was
the first permanent secretary appoint
ed by the onion, and with the record
amongst the miners these gentlemen
have, it should count for big busin
ess      We wish them every
D J. Eekersoy of Ferule was in
town on Saturday last.
Alex J McCool of Michel visited
Coleman an Saturday.
Charles O'Brien, representing the
Western Clarion and Socialist party
spent Tuesday and Wednesday
John B Wilkle, secretary treasurer
of the Royal Collieries, Lethbridge,
came to town on the east bound train
on Saturday night. Mr Wilfcle spent
Sunday in Coleman, returning to
Lethbridge on Sunday night.
J P. Povah, who recently resigned
the treasocership of the. International
Coal and Coke- company, was hantjuet
ted at the Coleman hotel on Saturday
night. .The banguet was^given^ by
friends who'wished, te show their appreciation and esteem for Mr Povah,
who has been a resident here for the
past three years. Dr Westwood presided at the head of the table, and
many were the expressions of good
will for Sir Povah, and regret that
he is about to leave Coleman.
Speeches were made by about all who
were present, and solos were sung
by Messrs D L. McPhee, Lngshon,
and Alfred Davis, which were very
much appreciated Mr Povah Is
leaving at the end of the month for
Spokane, having accepted the man
agement of a newly organized coal
mining company in that city t
— Archie McLean, who has spent the
past summer in Northern BntfsL Columbia, in quest of the yellow metal,
returned to Coleman on Monday Archie does not look any worse for his
many new and hazardous
and reports a well spent
Reene Price, who has been a fever
patient at the hospital for the past
two weeks is now rapidly recovering.
- Mr Price arrived in Canada about
four months ago from Wales, and ne
has had a very trying experience. Before coming to Coleman be, with &
companion had walked over a great
part of Alberta looking for work and
not finding any_ The two arrived in
Coleman about three weeks ago, almost stranded. Price was taken to
th-" hospital on the following Tuesday He had had the fever symptoms for some dme and for a few
days his life was despaired ot His
recovery now is only a matter of two
J of Corbin's Camp has
been spending a few days In town and
is registered at the Coleman.
D L. McPhee accountaint for the
Coleman Mercantile, Is spending a
few days In Lethbridge
Percy WiMmott bas been indisposed for a couple of days with a severe
cold and a sore throat
Charles E. Baker, who was former,
ly manager of the Grand Union hotel,
but now of Calgary, has been a visitor
In Coleman for tbe past few days, and
Is being welcomed back by Ms many
-old friende
C Faure, proprietor of the Lille
hotel, was in town on Wednesday
Lath-v Ffe. tfngale, who has been
spending tbe past month with friends
w»d relatives in Portland. Ore, arrlv
ed in Coleman on. Monday night Mr
Nightingale reports a good time out
believes that Coleman, is still,  good
■ —e&Mgttrlots-Mmr--£y j. -HT	
The new addition to the Cameron
block is almost fompleted^ and tbe
whole block presents an imposing ap-
pparance Just now it Is receiving
a fresh coat of paint.
Coleman bas a new restaurant Last
week Lee Kin^-^el^gjil^gom Cal.
gary, opcnerf up a new eating house
*» In *he  new building  r-S^^TjuHt
George Rcuguead, of HHIcrest snd
formerly of Coleman has gone or
the road with a moving picture show-
Mr. Roughead gave TiIr pnfm-t-atrim *ni
to a good sized, audience on. Saturday
night at the opera, house A 1
variety of pictures were shown. The
performance throughout was good.-
success to you, George*.
The mines this week began the do
ble shift again. This will be good
news to the merchants and to the
many men who are ont of work, al
though not many extra men havo as
yet been employed.
Ell Tearby, an old timer in Coal
Creek, has received from Coalville,
Leicestershire, England, the sad in
telllgence of the death of his wife
The deceased, it will be remembered
by a good many, was c
through 111 health to return to the old
conntry Our sympathy is extended
to the bereaved husaasd acd son who
are still with ns
Jack O'Brien is off to Seattle for a
The fine and manly figure of Tom
Saunders will be missed by the bovs
in Coal Creek. He can be found any
day if you call at the proper time,
at his new home m Fernie
burned out by tbe Sre and with his
wife and child have now returned
the old environment.
Jim Matbleson did the honors h
Sunday  morning  of  changing      I
name of tbe young lady who for
long time we have entrusted with our
post office transactions   Rev   Grant
of Fernie tied the knot Mr and Mrs
P. Mulgrew fulfilled the necessary du
ties of attendants The event was con
Sued to a degree of a family nature.
Nevertheless   they  can't* .hinder
from wishing them health, wealth and
all they wish themselves
Jack and Isaac    Hutton left     the
camp on Saturday last It   was their
to give Hosmer a trial and
if unsuccessful   to go further afield.
Customers  In   Coal  Creek  not  in
the employ of the C  N  P  Coal Co
asked to pay four dollars a
load for coal instead of *fZ.50 The in
rease is about 60 per cent     This is
going .some with a vengeance.
The dancing class had another prac
ce on Monday evening
We do not know   that our    Harry
Lloyd Is any relation of the world renowned singer of that name, but we
do know that Ms vocal abilities are
much above the average.     His many
friends will he sorry to learn that he
is under medical care, suffering from
bad attack of quinsey.
Dan Beaton came into camp from
Nanaimo   on Wednesday.
The daughter of Jack Tyson Is back
from Cranbrook, where sbe was taken
suffering bom typhoid; she speaks
well of everybody and everything
There are notices posted around an
nounclng that Mr John Shanks in
tends holding classes twice a week
during the winter months for mining
students who are desirous and ambit
Ioub to sit for their tickets It is the
intention of Mr Shanks to bold classes
In the Club Hall twice a week, Mon
days and Thursdays On both evenings the time from 7 to 8.30 will be
devoted to- elementary students and
from 8 30 to 10 will be given to stu
dents anxious tp obtain first and second class certificates A meeting of
all interested is called for Monday
night In the club hall, when Mr
Shanks will attend aud personally
give particulars of the scheme Mr
Shanks has alL necessary qualifications and we would remind the boys
in Coal Creek of the importance of
chance that is thrown at you
Remember Shanks is working
in the camp and can be consulted at
any time.
Mr. Harry Allen lauded hero once
more on Thursday afternoon.
Some nice timber has been arriving
here these pest few days This makes
the diggers heart expand with the
fullness of joy
Things got beyond" hot air last week
id and came to something The -first
event was a foot race between one
who has witnessed a. Sheffield hand!
cap, viz^ Teddy Tratford and Harry
Merner, of sporting fame. A small
stake was laid and Harry had to give
Teddy ten yards on a hundred. The
football park was the scene of opera
tions Teddy was victorious and no-
: even Harrj. was put out
about it Some of the ladies, how
who live near the footbal' part
think it would be Letter if in M i - -
nil combatants would wear proprr
and correct costumes. The second
event was a wrestling tournament be-
tween^Memcr- aaa-Big-Mike-, and-the
latter won with ease Hair" ia
loser Jack Meyers then bad a hold
with Mike and despite Jack';
pears*he convinced everybody that he
-knaws-the game.
A cave which was more awkward
UtsuteitenSve. is-jocetifred
switches tor the.-awt left on the old
IncllniS giJ9«|Sfen£ne, ibjiut r*K*o*cIock
trict and who were on the first shift
to go in that morning bnt with a bit
of" extra hustle everything was made
clear for the afternoon shift.
The election of officers for No IS
District takes place cm Decemtx
It Is mentioned above a whisper tbat
our townsman William Evans I
candidate for the post of vice president He has been connected with
the camp for about ten years and he
should certainly run welL
will all men who served in any ca
paclty whether In the regular army,
volunteers, nary or irregular for<"es
in the South African war In any description call on Constable Varlow at
his" office here. Your name is wanted
on a peltion that Is being drawn up
called the Imperial South African Veterans association. On Sept 28 this
year an act of parliament came
force which gave a grant of 320 acres
uf land to certain volunteers who
fought In South Africa. The associat
ion want the act extended to every
man who took part In tbe S A. cam
patgn and who was in any part of
Canada on Sept 28, the date the
commenced to have legal force. Boys
in Fernie and other towns should see
the chief of police who will give them
every assistance
Tbe Christmas tnurnEaents are
near to at the cfcfe - Entries wi"
close at 5 o'clock on Sunday for bd
liards, pool, seven up, whist enbbage
draughts and dominoes. The usual
entrance fees are asked and of course
the tournament is confined to r.
bers Frizes for billiards and pool
will be to the value of *f10 first and (5
second, and for the other games (5
1st and |3 second
George Roughead's show paid us
visit on Thursday night It consisted
of  moving pictures,  stationary  pictures and gramaphone selections  The
attendance was gcod, and so was the
J S Young of Fernie came down to
Baynes on Wednesday afternoon to
look after the land purchased some
time ago, he is contemplating build
ing in the near futtfre.
Tbe Waldo ladles gave a, very nice
short notice dance at the Kootenai
club house on Wednesday evening
Over thirty people attended. The mu
sic was furnished by Messrs Sinclair
and Green. Delicious refreshments
were served at midnight by the ladies
and the dance was resumed after tots,
being continued until after <*L3|i ajn.
ite of thanks was given to Mr.
and Mrs J D Aye of the Club for
their kindness
Mrs. S J Morrow made a business
trip to Elko on Monday.
A daughter was born to Mr and Mrs
Alice Magnegur on Wednesday
Mr Ed. Richards made a business
trip to Hosmer and Fernie the later
part of last week, returning to Baynes
never knows when he will get a letter
or newspaper As regards the lat
ter one is apt to obtain a glimpse of
his own about once a month if he Is
How much longer is this state of
an&irs to exist' The postal author!
ties reply to a letter on the matter
by stating that they would consider
the advisability of establishing a postal service. They are, however, stm
considering and in the meantime the
people in this neighborhood are con
stantly losing their mail.
The North Star Lumber Company
has shut down aud the men have gone
into the camps for the winter.
To the Editor of the Ledger
The local union at Roche Percee
looking up again, it was said a little
while ago that our local here wa
the hog, by a gentleman in your district, but I am gjsd to say that
are on our legs again.     We enrolled
19 new members last week and s
more will join us this week, so If
looks like being dead we fail to see
wne.^ it io      Hoping you will inst
this, I remain yours respectfully,
tachlan MacQuarric
Roche Percee, Sask.
How is it thar the C  P  R. station
closed?      Quite a number of perms have to hoard the trala here and
alihougn they have to pay the full fare
they obtain  no  accommodation.
With the winter coming on the
comfort of tbe people ought to be con
sidered It Is a shame that women
and children should be obliged to put
ap with the conditions that prevail
here A petition signed by 150 per
sons bas already been forwarded to
the railwaj company, but the reply
was that when the- coal company required the station opened up It would
be done.
The people of this neighborhood are
jt considered at all Other places
with a quarter the trade can have a
station with staff to attend the same.
Parcels are thrown off here and left to
sped in tbe rain. The railway traf
flc is continually congested at thin
point and it Is about time that the
lis which now exist should be reme
Juso list ye gentel reeders
And a tail F1I now unfold,
"Hs not of old tyme pirates
Nor about some hidden gold.
But abowt an odd adventure
That err befell my lot
I thought I een was lucky
That nlte to reach my cot
It happened one nlte in November
When coming hoam from the mme
The nlte was inky blackness
'clock wood be the tyme
I got down from the mine trane
Along with scores of men
And  we  each  wended  out  different
I hope I don't go thru it agen,
nt on my way down Cox street
Hand struggled to reach my hoam.
And but for the presence of mud In
the street
I'd have thought I was on the foam.
It seemed the tide had retreated
Anil left in its wake lots of slush.
So I wriggled hand struggled as best
Like a. boarder   with his    morning's
Out of oreaf 1 stood panting
When I got to the "ill
And I thought of the proverb
Where there's a way there's a wilL
The way was there no doubt about ii±t
Though hidden with lots of slime.
So I waded like a Chinese hero
Singing Til he with yon all the tyme'
Many scenes I have witnessed
On that ground in daze gone by
And I twisted here and wriggled there
Like a forward gaining a try
Though not so fast as a forward
I cudna for the state of the ground,
Bnt I reeled and I wriggled along
Like a toper when homeward bound.
Over the ball ground I landed-safely
And I stood on the G N track
Then I looked hat the scene before
Hand I'd thoughts of turning back.
But I manfully stroad on hoamwords
Hand struggled to reach my shack
I thought of the medals brave heroes
SEeil. Nov 26—Hugh H.
Copeland, an old and respected rests ;
ent of Emerson, was set upon and
brutally beaten last night At about
10.30 Jos. Gosehn, a half breed from
die American side of the line knocked
at Copeland's door and enticed b*m
across the hue to help repair a broken buggy When they reached
point about half a mile into Mlnnt
sota Copeland was attacked with
heavy duo, the blow being aimed s
Ms head, landed on bis shoulder, ai
other landed on his head, knocking
the old gentleman down, but he defended himself with a big pocket knife
and put Ms assailant to flight
Mr Copeland is now lying in a very
low condition. Goselin is ft rather
reckless character and a few dayf
ago a. warrant was issued for his ar
rest for a serious offence h. is sur
jnlsed that the intention in the present case was murder and robbery
The culprit was seen in Emerson
that day and it is said he was   well
I had mine—they were on my back.
Hat last I reached my hoamatead
In a weary forlorn state
Hand I thought well if they'd freeze it
I shnd have been abel to skate
Perhaps that would cost a deal    too
Too freeze the empty old moat
So If they'd Eindlj flood the streets
I mite sale hoam in a boat
have thoughts of applying to King
For the Miners Victoria cross
Because I saved a life, if it was   my.
Many tymes I thought high was lost
What made me keep on m tell you
If yewll knot let the secret out
Twas this—I wanted to get hoam to
Twas the nlte the Ledger came out
Tours thankfully,
M.  U.  D
Are now prepared to transact jour Banking
Business in  temporary quarteis m  rear
of their late office pending the comple
tion of oui* new premise-!
Savings Department
Deposits of $1.00 and upwards, received, interest allowed at
current rates and paid quarter!}
H. L. Edmunds, Manager Fernie Branch
t 1309, ready Nov 15, bigger and
better than ever by mall 35 cents on
i stands 30c. One copy free
with Word and Works monthly mag
a line at $1 a year Word and Works
Publishing Company, 2201 Locust St
Fall Millinery
We beg t
have now m stock a full
line of  Fashionable
Fall  Millinery
-Ladies' Winter Fine
Cloth Coats, Skirts
and Waists
We also carry a, full line of
Ladies' and Children's Under
wear. Children's Beat Skin Coats
and Hoods, etc
The Misses  Euler
(Catholic church old site)
Hanson bt Ftrnie, B C
Bank of Hamilton
Capital - - - $2,500,000
Reserve     -   -   -   2,500,000
Deposits of $1.00 and npwaris nocfevd.
AGENT ,F£P*-tr,
The Original and the Standard
Von don't get an experiment—or an untried mitena]—or merely
verbal promne*—when you hay RUBEROID. AU the
cxpeiimemi and tou were made 16 yean ago. You get
perfection m roofing in RUBEROID.
16 year*' icrnce on roofi all over the world prove* thai
RUBEROID resist* all wcaiher condiuoni—u unaSectcd hy
heat or cold—and u absolutely Sxe-rcstsdng and waterproof
Vou can roof the house snd barn yourself with RUBEROID,
thua tancg expensive rooien' work. Write for samples and price*.
Sold, by Western Canada
Wholesale  Co.
The lumber company here is still
working Notices have been posted
uprln different places stating that all
men empolyed alter November 1, 1908
to sign a contract to the effect
that no money would be paid as wages
until May lst 1909, as It is only on
that condition tbat the mill and tbe
ramps could go on for the winter
The C F R. hare a small force of
ei. working here on the bridge, and
by an accounts it wm not be complet
ed for aome time
We beg to announce that onr
fiill display of Christmas, goods ai e
ready for your inspection Oui*
stojk for artistic menf \anety
and *.alne, will be bettei lean anything tbat we ha* e heretofoi e
attempted Early shopping is de
•sired from a comfoit standpoint,
and, as many artistic nmeltie-s cannot be repeated, tins will aid yon
m the exelusiveness of your gmngs
Wa will be pleased to fay aside for
you any article selected
Thft mail service in this .neighbor '
hood is in. at chronic condition al j
though t^er^ are one hundred people
workm-r, ^bere hi ibesg,^pes Tfte_t
postal authorities have taken no steps i
to ensure a fflail-^errfee. consequently j  _ 	
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Femtc   n   C PAGE  SIX
-*-■'■"■"   ■*       ■ . .      , „ ..-■    _-.,     ,",
Deputy Webster Scathingly Arraigns Self
Admitted Murderer—Absolutely
No Defence.
Spol;ane Nov. 24—Convulsed with i court appoint a chemist, lo make an
emotion and shaken with broken^obs analysis of the. uniform, which, was
which-he was unable to .suppress,-.M.|objected to by the prosecution on the
Frank Barkar, ex-convict, self confess-1 ground that there had been no evld-
ed slayer of Ira Messln'ger, bowed his ence introduced as to there being any
blood stains on the uniform and that
it would unnecessarily delay the trial
head and covered his eyes with •. his
hands in a vain attempt to shut outj .... „,.<,
.the horrible picture of the crime that J to have an examination made at* this
was being painted for the jury by the j time. "  ■•
eloquence of Deputy Webster who op-j    Ii. was also claimed that the attor-
ened  the argument for the prosectu- ' ney for the defence had had sufficient
ion this morning.
With absolutely
itime to prepare his, defence without
defence except \ waiting for this late hour,
the argument which will be made by j    The objection was sustained by the
his attorneys, Barkar is already in the court, the    defence taking an excep-
shadow of the gallows. •li011'
The belief of those who have heard j Defence was Brief
the evidence is that tho jury can bring]    The   uniform worn by Barkar was
in no.other verdict, than that of guilty then admitted in evidence, bringing to
tit. nViH
.- in the first degree.
:X: -v.-a the expected plea of self
defence  was  made.      The  defendant'
was not put'on. the witness stand on
his own behalf; his attorneys not dar-|
an end what was probably one of the
briefest defences ever presented in a
case where a man was on trial for his
Deputy Prosecutor. Webster, who
ing to'submit himto a cross examina-i opened the argument for the defence,
tion at the hands of the prosecution. | stated that owing to/^8^™0^
~ An Ex-Convict
To the Non-Union Workingmen of all
Crafts arid Trades:
?."'■'- *■
During the. past few    months
nave  heard  many complaints
ating from your "side of the
The burden" of* your grievance     has
been that you had been subject to,re:
•ductions iu .wages from ten to fifty
per cent; in some cases your hours
of labor were  increased  at reduced
wages',' and in' other cases you have
been driven 'to,work harder than ever
before ih your life in order to*turn
out, increased product.
Naturally that "means hard.'times
for you and yours. Investigations of
public'officials show that 95 per cent
of the appeals foi* charity are' made
by non-union' workers, and that then-
living conditions are in a' majority of
cases, most deplorable.
But how couid things be otherwise?
Who' cares for you?
Not .the employers* association or
corporation that , you *■ work for,    not
' But there was a powerful .reason for
Barker not being put on the stand.
.To have done so would put the jury
in'1 possession of the fact that Barkar
was an ex-convict, having served a
term of throe years in the Illinois reformatory .for, burglary and larceny,
committed*when he was but 17 years!
c? a'ie.' ■, :*       -  '   -      '* • " ■ ' ■
r.V. M. Jlallary, .superintendent. of
the Illinois reformatory, was in the
court rop'm-this; morning, having- arrived with the records of that institution, showing that Barkar had served three years there, having been sent
'up from'S^line county , in.that tsate
'After leaving that institution he enlisted "in, the army.    •        -,';,.   ; -- '■
Had to   Make   Statement.
■ When the case was,resumed this
morning Attorney^ Gregg sprang a sur.
prise by' stating that he would waive
,his opening statement and proceed to
.call his*witnesses.        0 ,    °-'
The .prosecution entered, an objection, claiming that they had a right tb
■.the statement and
made. Authorities 'were-'cited and
the court held that the defence.must
•make, a statement outlining the theory
of; its defence.     Yielding to the order
'"of tlie court Mr.' Gregg'then"addre3sed
j made by the defence that it would require most of the day to-present their
case, lio would ask for a recess of 15
minutes for him to frame-his argument. ' '
" At the outset of"Mr. Webster's argument if was evident that the stale
intended to base its case, principally
upon the theory that the crime',was
committed principally for the purpose
of robbery. ' '• ■*_'.
Mr. "Webster emphasized, the fact,
that Barkar had been seen, several
times during the afternoon' at; the
place where the crime was committed
in the-evening, and-argued' that--at'
that time he was preparing to lure a
victim there after dark for the "purpose of robbing him. He scouted tlje
idea that the iron bar! used by Barker!
was an accidental discovery made by;
him -just! at', the' moment when he' and
Messinger .were quarrelling.  :   •'■.
Fie. argued that' there was no evi-'
dence to bear out the claim that the
two men had become involved in a
.quarrel oyer. ,the two girls- whose,
names had been unfortunately, brought
into the case. *<      -
' His arraignment of BarkarVtvas a
most,-scathing one,-the defendant.all-
the time writhing in his chair and finally losing control. of himself completely, "maklny no effort to restrain
the'jury'as follows:" "-
. "May, it please the. court .and gentlemen of the jury: Under the direction of the"court and over the objection
of the counsel for, the defence,. I will
state at this time that we have no
theory of defence. We will call Alexander, McDonald to the stand'und
ask him a few questions."      '   *'"
Mr. McDonald then took the witness
stand and,was examined as follows:
"You were- present at tlio' office of
the chief of police* when tlio pmport-
..ed confessions. ,were made by Barkar.
Was a question asked by Mr. Pugh as
"Now, I want to know how you felt
•when all this;happened. You lost
'your toroper and you struck Messinger
down ■ boforo you know what hnppen-
od and without Intent to kill liiin.
When you realized whnt you had done
nnd renlized thnt. you wen? In n
strange' country, "with no friends \n
help you, you thought you. Imd bettor
f'.Jveit suspicion by niiil'.h***'it appiw
,'liut Mossing*-".* lu\:l bee1* robtiel. Now
"nn n matter of fact Hint is why you
took his watch, wnsn's it?"
"Tlio    niiOKtlon wns asked  In substance nearly tlio same, und I can't
reruombo'r tlio .niiswer."   '     '
"What wus thc unutver?"
,    .   He,Didn't, Remember..  . ',';•.'
"I didn't sny Unit wns lho' question
thnt was asked, nnd I enn't remember
tlio iinswor,"        '•■-■   •       ■.■"'<
'*" •"Vou '.oh't remember one answer?"
"No uir, 1 don't luin-'iubcr thu an-
;BW0l\" " '   ,
his feelings.-
those unorganized workers like yourself with whom you complete— in
fact you do not even care for. your-'
self. If you did honestly and intelligently cure for yourself or would
learn to think, observe the conditions
that surround you, and join' hands
with your fe.low.workers who are or.
ganized and assist in overcoming tho
erils and disadvantages of which-you
complain. " .     ■ "'   ! <  77 ^
While your 'wages have boen going
down and hours of' labor were in:
creased, in 'many instances," the union men have maintained their standard rates of' wages and' hours, arid
you seldom hear-of a union man*-running up to a charitable, institution
begging for assistance.     *   '■
The union men'maintain' "decent,
wo'rlcing and living,conditions, because 'they gave out,the'word good
anil solid when the frenzied finaiicers
brought oiv'a panic last fall'that they
(the workers)' wei'e- not responsible
for tlie money mad situation, and
that they would fight to the last ditch
before ' they would ' surrender what
they hail gained after - hard ' struggling." "" '   ';' y     *, ■
_'if you doubt our ^yo'rd'ask-the "union printers, clgarmakprs, plumbers,
steam fitters, mouldeVs;''brewers,^.tailors, carpenters,' bricklayers,, -musicians, electricians, or any other organized workers whether their wages are
riot the same as'they, we're-last fall,
"in fact it is these men who have the
money to spend'who have kept business going,' rather that being ..'depend-
■eiiLarid_l-clo''^bnJiidusiry^rJl-^ a
That they curb selfishness ,; and
likewise check the greed of individuals. . • ' ■ • -     o-7     \'
.  .. -ii
- 'That they level'upward/always7 trying to raise the wages^pf the lowest
paid. . V , - .4.7 5-! ' .7H
That, they make'th'e shop a better
place to work in arid resent the tactics of foreirien who" are inclined% to
bully."- '■• " ---:.■; -t~-
, That -they ijare. no; longer'an experi-c
ment, as a.century, of effort, has demonstrated. v
That they-are to the working class
what the trusts and corporations ,are
to the" capitalist class—scientific,'1 systematic organizations for j the betterment of. tho lot of those inside':-'. But
they are broader, and more unselfish
than trustsrand corporations, for,the
latter .are, controlled by, the few who
control the ,-maiiy, while -the,; unions
aro controlled by. the imany, oppress
none,, and strive to uplift all human-
■"■>'■-  ■** -     '■■ -    - ...   ;
That they - are truly.t American, patterned after, tho union, of states,-and
are conducted and governed in a democratic spirit, "wherein the rights of
every man are equal to those of every
other man. '
That if it were not for the militancy
cf the unions your' wages would go
Chinaward, the struggle for existence
would''not reach a higher plane than
the pauper level-of-bare subsistence,
\*habs would reign and civilization be
destroyed. ■':••' :. \'/-y  -.'■■
Think out these- questions yourself,
study economic history, observ,*- present day conditions, and apply    these,
facts' in considering the future.'
/ You    nori   unionists *"* who     have
brought'children^ into.'the world'' that
are" as "dear tb you'as your lives, ask
yourselves' what heritage will '   you
leave them, with nearly everything iri
trade monopolie'd,,and' natural opportunities closed against them by privi.
lege."      ,  "■ ,' '     .    \ • y y,
"Whose slave "is your child going to
be? ';'    •-'*.' .    .']   7 " ' \
■' The-aggregate annual wealth' turned; out by labor of our time is staggering in its .immensity, and you
have a right to expect more'of that
-• wealth --for the enjoyment 'of-yourself
and family, instead of heaping' it up
in piles who are unable to use it;
lionaires who arc unable'to use it.
You have an inherent right to really
and .truly'enjoy life,-liberty and the
pursuit'of happiness.^ But you.must
enforce that right- through. organization just as your -fathers did. *.
Yea, you men.who feed,, clothe and
house the ".nation have the i absolute
and. Indisputable right to. govern the
nation;' audi there .are none that dare
say you nay if you have the courage,
and the'pluck and-.the, will to .unite.
DR. WRSGLESWORTH, D. D.,8.     ;.
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Secretaries of; Local Unions
.-   DISTRICT 18 U..M. W.
'BELLEVUE, >No.Y,431
OF, A.
';- .'.*-■'. '■ *-
James Fisher
Fred Chap-
Vic.torla Ave
Worth Ferni
Henry 'Clews,- the"' Wall street man;
says" the CUleago, Tribune, had : the
following:,blacklist throughout his entire career, indicating' to him ;the kind
of,raaii'lo„be aybided.  ■    .,-...'   ...
He who unjustly accuses cithers of
Lad dec-is.   '
He who nevei\has a good word.for
anybody.- . '   "
. He who' is always prattlng abodt
his own ' virtues', ,, ■
He who, whon ho drinks, drinks
alono,    -. '.-•*- ;,
„ lie who boasts ofthe superiority of
his- family.    ■    "    ■•'' '' ''    .
He who talks-religion down In connection with' his business affairs.     ■.
Ho who talkB recklessly against the
virtue of irespoctablo women.
Ho who runs lnto'.dobt with no ni>-
parent Intention of paying.
'. Ho who, borrows siiinii amounts on
his note or choc)* dntod ahoiid.
Ho wlio won't work for an honest
living. . , .
lie who looks down on those who
Ilo who iinpiigiit-H biid'iiiollvtiB to
U.oso wlio nro trying lo do good,
Jlu who but ray h confldonco.
' •'1lo'vwIlo'"'Ho'H.'V'J';    'iJ "77   , •
He who Is honest only for policy's
BflkO.  ,  - i ,., ' , '     ■
Iln who docelvcs his wlfo nml then
11 ,-
IjojihIk oi  II  lo otliei'H.
, I lien tulks liahliiditliO'back of I lio,on-
I lurtftliior. V
Ho who' gets hitoxlcntoil In public
-You lrnvo testlllcd that you hnvo, ^'^     m|{nB ()f ,10Hplt„,|t,y, Rn()
■or hnve kii'i-'ii the uniform of I* riink ■
"\ vn, itlr. ;    p^j,,, nmn W|)0 "uorrowH moiifiy from
' "Will you proline- It?" |n„filoii(l,   nnd thon liliu-kkuiirdii   tho
"It, Is hero now lu the iniiit houso ]cmJori
liiilldliiK."  * ,
Tlio staieiiient was nmilc hy lln« pro-1
Hccntloii thai, tin- uniform was In Imj
lioHHi'iiKloii, nnd tin* dcpuiy prow«*Htor:
otTt'ifd io lirliiK 1' l1"" <imu   w,u''" 	
thin wiih iloiu. McDoimM wiih iiHltcd by; THREE MEN HAD VERY NARROW
tiie tl.f.'i.i--: 1 ESCAPES
•■TIi.-w an- tin' ti'uUMurrt and Hi«: *?n>' 	
Ur« uniform?", 'Royal City Pianino MM»   Destroyed j
■"t'«'S. iIioh" mu tin- troiiRPis." ' Qot nre Well Covered by In.
"Who \.hv tln-y lunifil ovi'i- to?" BUrance
"Tli'-y wi'i'i- iIdii'1 ii)i In a pun-el —' - - —
two pan.*l», Hie cup In one parrel by\ vuncoiivcr, Nov. ai—Kiirly UiIh
jiM-lf and (Iiui (iMiiiiiinii h» <«i<; *•»''-, |llon,|nK f(ri, deKtioyut tlio factory
(uiini '*■'■•> iii.nt*.' "i' "> it-H'ii'i* * i1"'1'' ,a\\t\ iiiuiiiiik uiiii iii-pituiiitnu u(" vi».:
nml wni d\er iu iim «ouiil> jui)."' , icoyn.1 V-by I'laiiliig Mills, one of tin-
'II..M. *!.«.} v,t b'-ti *n*\yt"d *"' (..uMj-tlirwula of t\\t> » <*• MUW.
to wlM'Uiur Uiero wiib any Wood on • ximbur and Trailing (Minpnny. fif
IIimh?" . whleh John Heiidiy Is piuiildent,   ]!«•
"J"0 my  l'liri**H'Uh'e iln-te uht, iumi ( jtt(.(,.|i aiiy.umi mill inti.tmi 1i*i'i ui uiiii
To-day every, student of economics
every -philosopher, every honest
statesman .and'''many' employersiTad-
mit the necessity -of- labor organizations,..and they: frankly declare ; that
if they were in thc working class they
would-join trade unions..:.- . ■•.,.-
Years ago' Abraham' L-Incolii advised the workingmen to organize times,
without number, '■ and Wender Phillips
spoke .at ,many..of. the .labor...mass
meetlugB,. -    .     ..-.-.--    -   ••,
William E. Gladstone ' said that,
".trade''unions are'the bulwarks of :db-'
mbcraclcs" aiid the late Cardinal' Altai.
nliig urged the - workers to protect
tliemselvcs- by'Joining -the' -trades
UIIIOII8. ,..,.-   ,v'   '   (      -,••■
' Prof.'J. Tliorold'Rogers'of the chair
of political economy In Oxford University-who made a careful Investigation of tho records of labor conditions
for six eonturIps,)iBaId:'"r*IooK'to the
trade unions, bb, the, principal, means
of benefiting the conditions of the
working classes," • '7-771
Scores of,other mon whose- names
uio familiar in overy household might
bo quoted us* Indorsing trade unions
imrosorvodry. nud suroly they cannot be licenced or partisnnisin, and
coiiHoqiK'nlly thoy, aro better |auinor-
It Ies tlmn the unlcarnod non-uuroDlst.
who pcirmlts somo selfish petty Uosa
to do his thinking for hliii.   *.
Tho unions nro lioro, 111*0 nocosH«y,
will ronialn, und have no apologlm-i to
uiYur.'       ,( ',. ;
We ni*e iii*«paroil to prove:       •
Tliut tlin unions raise wages,' Tlio
'ovlilonco of tiliat fact Is ovorwlielui-
illR.   ,    " ■     ■
That . thoy prevent ,raluctloiiH. of
woroh. Prcsont condltiotiB sulmtantl-
nto thu fuel. "
Tlmt. thoy rn-dneo tlio hours of. labor
—unorgimlwl tifldoa work the long-
*«st hmii's, -, ',   ,    ■
Tlmt they aid tho uiioniployeil m«m-
horu 10 Kocuri! work. Tho non-union-
1st  winker M'tolviis no micli iwHlHt-
11 III'!'.
Tlmt lli«y provide for tin.* »li:lc and
li.'lli (lie \U1U1w and orphan.
Tlmt tlmy mo tinuuulvocally oppon-
ed tn child liilnir In any forta wIiiUro-
Tliut lliey Hll'Ive to pi'OCili'O the
Miiiiiii conuii'iimiiloii for wonmu for
work, an rewlvcd hy men for tho
nn 1111; "ivuiit. ,,
Ti„u Hii.-i an- ht-h'tul '<•' '•''' ■f''1*"
lly by gaining Hi<* I«*Ht iothhIIjIo ternm
nliialiinlilp undor iho prosont rnn-
Tlmt the unions aro roapnefod. I'o-
ni-l   In   i)liu*mi   •.*»   •tiix,   x\ a,*..^     hu...
ter a solemn, pledge . that''you'will
standinyour longer; go
to the union in your trade^apply for
admission, stand shoulder to shoulder
with- * youn fellows,* and share* with
them your joys and sorrows, as, they
will share theirs-with you.   •
And may God bless you, for being
faithful and true to yourself, your
family, your-class' and our., country.—
Cleveland Citizen.
CANMORE, No.'1387:""A.' J. McKinnon.      .       ',;- •*  ;,.■;,
COLEMAN, No. 2633: William Graham.     •   -   ■      ', '   ■ •     -'    if.'.-'■'-'    ~-  -!    v   --
CARBONADO, No. 2688: James'-He-
son.    ' '
. ,       W.A, CONNELL
••1       1   ■ —      . -    '., .'■ ,
Pioneer Builder, and Cotractor of
4   - •'"'' • ■     Fernie--'      •■ -.i-': ''• . :■.
     - ." -      -.    ,
M. a.-kerY& cor-;.;, ,-|
: ,    -/, :■ .. ; .   -,.•„  *■*'-   ,; -1;  .'■ ..'!(    I7
■BMilder8:and'Contractors.-  -
Estimates,(furnished.,., ^,,7;.
15. A. Kummer-
L. 0. Kummer
Builders and Contractors
Estimates  Furnished
'    . - ■-,        , ■ ,,-,, .,7; ,"-       '.-
i-'   , old business -'
Fearful Catastrophe,In' New York,' —
Many Laborers Entombed. ,
Noav York, Nov.'25—Tv.'enty-flve persons arw bollovad to havo :IoBt"thelr
lives in* aip pxplaslon of gas which
tors up a groat section of Gold street
Brooklyn, this' week. It is definitely
known* that flftoere persons were burled 'under tbe dehrln aud several moro
aro reportod mlsslns."
Tlio explosion occurred In a fifty-
foot', docp oxcavntion. thnt had been
mnde iu Gold street botwoun Gold
and Front* street wlieno a winter muln
was being Inlrt.'  ,
A gjiB'innin recently*. Bpriuik a leak
and In a manner imlimown a spark
camo In contact with tlw escaping giiH.
Thoro was a- terrific: explosion, that
lifted tlio surXStce ot the: street for
lilockA'nnd • hurled dirt,. pnvlnKBtonoH
and dohrls liit<» the nil*-
When tlio Hinoko and dirt lind boen
clwirod nwny IL' wns seen that tlio on-
tlio etri-ot hnd''hoen opem*d from door-
HttfP to door'ntoixivor 1111. ai*i>a of neatly
11 block. Tho looaoned earth arid dti-
lirln Imd falloii Into the excavation,
burying tlio seoro of laborers who
wero at wo' tho tfmo ot tlio no-
Tho oxiioIhIdii  shook Iioiisch     for
blocks  nroiinif.      Thousntuls of  per-1
sons worn iittrnoli'il to lho scono of!
the (llHii'itor and the police Imd «IIffI-'
cully In keeping thutu buck from the
tidKo of the pit.    Police IIiich wore at
onco.formed and th«» work of'rct'ov
orlng tho dead wim begun within a
half an hour of the time of lho uccI-
r(»t '      t    11  . *    (i'ii 1   f.ln    ,,.t\e     I wt-m,
<. in.   *?**•*   *•#***♦**    •*■•'-•    ■   *~4'i '*t -' "    "    ,
i-d nff ••■inrt':' nftor tl,f> iifoldf-nt.     A1
forc<» of 11 bundrH flromcn woro put
lo work digging for bodies hut  tho
tusk was noressarlly slowil>oc»uso of
the dnlirlH ilmt Imd to bn romoved. Ab
DIAMOND CITY,"No. 2587: George
Prescott. ^, , ,   ,       ,- ■ °
EDMONTON CITY, No.l2540: J. H.
Crowe. ;      ••" 'r '    -■"       ''   -? "
. FERNIE, No. 2314: Thos. Biggs!   .
FRANK,  No. 1263:   Walter    Wrig-
HOSMER,  No.  2497:   J. |D.    Both-
Wick.' j   ., ,, ■ •    .,   - .,       .;
HILLCREST, No, 1085: Harry Coo-
LETHBRIDGE,  No. ■■ 574:   Charles
'Peacock.'   * "  ' .' ■ *   •■,*'••    / i"i:
LILLE, No. 1233: J,"T. Griffith.
LUNDBRECK, No.,, .2275 — J. D,
Smith. . ■•
MICHEL, N6:;"2334,i,  Charles   Gar
ner. '
-  MAPLE .LEAF, No. 2829: ILBlako.
MERRITT, No. 2627: Thomas Calvert'. ' "'"''   "   ll"
METFORD, No. 2098: John Curran.
ROVAL C0LLIERIE8r No, 2589: T.
Diipoh; Box 490, Lethbridge;'. .1
'   ROCHE PERCEE1 (8askj. No. 2072*.
Laolil^o McQuarrlo. '  "■
*, .   .      ; ■ t . ,'      •        ' 1        , *■ 1   *t
TABER, No, 102: Joshua Craig.  ,
TABER, No. 1959*. Wm. Wlilto,
,  TAYLORTON, (Bask.), No. 20*8:—
Lachlan McQunrrlo.
TAYLORTON, (aask.) No. 251D:—
JOH.   TwlBt,
TA8KER, N. a,. No. :28C3:— J. Ii).
WOODPECKER, No. 2200: William
■ /!
ALBERTA     ,,
•' Hosmer,''B.C.       "■■
Boonl-nml Ttooiiij.S20.00 iiei- numth
.    aUj white !'heLPv ',,11''
Team,Work arid Drayin^
Dealers. in .Wagons,, Sleighs, ,Duinp
'Carts, Spring Itigs and Harness
0. N. ROSS, Manager
Mrs. Dcsle-aures,  Prop.
Maeleod, Alta.'
Stoves!     Stoves!
J. E. ROGERS, Prop.
Drop In.aii'l.Hi'omo
We have the, cheapest and
. best line of Ranges, kitchen
, Stoves and Heaters.,,.
r.c. furniture
.'"•'■" store''! ;;.
New and Second-Hand Goods
Rinman Kaminski Co.
Vuv youv Hnpply nf
Groceries, Dry Goods
Boots and Slioes
Hosmer, B, C
Painter and Decorator
Olvo 1110 n eluuiiM' on vmit' work
British Columbia Coast Strewn
Wreckage "
IjH'ii n prof.'usloniil nimlytilH mndu ot< \)(.r wcr(, nlno burnotl; Iohh til-out $HK*-|i<««ryliody.
thfim." ! imi), fnlrly \v«'l| HiBiireil.     Wntclimnn     Thnt tlioy rciluco nxrnwilvo     nml
"I mi'l'TMOfitl ynu to »m>* liml thor.<« uirtmnl Ori'^n notlrod 1I10 blnw   ul- j wnHtcfiil rnmpotltlon.
war blofwl on tlKHO c-1o«lK'»t" j mr.Ht iim hooii ii« Ii camo lino «he in-j   Tlmt limy eduento tlio worker* up,
"I   m-v.-r said then- wn* bolo-1 on' Kiuo room nml turned In nn nlnrm. H«.jon public qnontlorm.
tlil.h|.. ' Lilll [K,(ll [u tiulf. pflrt. nf the mltf   !■■■•'    Tlinf  Hiey Innilrntn  Independence,
"Von never did nay Uk-h* win* blood | fore nnd Imd noticed tlmt there wnn|nnd frown upon nil form* of nervll-
on ih« «*luUn"»r ".w» fliu il.wu tlwu. ."y- ,,.„•#„
••!   »K;llevo I «aid I   thouuM ihcrn    The proporty     dealroyed wa* Ui"i    Tlmt lliey develop llio Jiplrll or Viu
wa(L« ' most rnlunbli- pnrt of the pUnt but  i.rnlly where Jealouiy and «u«plclon
"Vou wouldn't nny no**
woro broiiRhl Into «»«•. Two Buetlon
pumjiH and n derrick woro brought Into line.
tlinr there [Hn. unwrnlll nnd dry kiln were not de-jfxlirt nmong tho unorganlied.
WMT- j atroyed.     In the fnlHnut of a piece of j   Thnt they enlarge tho acQualutAtv
-Vntrvtr »*W th<*i«- »*»; I *Aid Wn-. KHixatilzud iron ruotltig, ihe ram,iivr
rnp hnd ».W-«i ou U." ! K. C. MttUouuj. and n **nnpM of tiro- ■,
Attorney Gregg then ntk«! that the J m»'n hnd a narrow etcape.
f. -And fHerjdi'Wpii of wen.
Th.if fhey feneh «»o-«p^r»tlon.
m«», beneficent rulo of life.
Mr*. Henpecl*:What would you do
If I wero to die?
Henpeek:—It would drive mo crnxy
I gih.-j-.84
Mr*. Hcnpeckr—Wotild yon marry
Henpeek.: I don't think I wo'ild bo
a* crazy fl> that,
■.'iCtUWil,  ii. V, Sot.    -■>   IVK-C.'.'li*'.'
wuhIioi! bmIioio two milos woHt of Car-
ninnnh point Indlente* tbe Iohh of
nnmo vohhi-Ii HouiuliiRly nn Amortcnn,
during tho rocont riiIo.
Tho Jl«lilliou»t) koopcr JJiiylan, 01
Cnrmnnnh wire* that n ploco of ship'*
mil of tonk nbnut 15 foot long, eight
Indie* wide nnd four Incho* thick, R
Hhlold of pluo with tho Unitod Stnto*
coat of nrma with gilt ntar* nnd rod,
vi UU*.' and btu<i cnamol, a green pnlnt-
od clinker built gig, with J. I). C, aro
■ilonm HJiuuliilnii.
A few coconnuts wero found among
tho wreeknRe: Nothing ran be loarn-
od here tending to Identify tha venue!,
which hB8 Roemlngly mot with disaster on the wen coast of Vancouver
Inland near Cf.rEni-.iiaU.
P. Carosella
Wholesale Uuuor Dealer
Dry Coodi, Groceries, Dooliiand Sliocu
Gents' Furnishings
B. C.
When wo henr n Scotchman oa/ ho
enjoys the music of tho bagpipe, w«
feel aa wo do when wo hear a Mli-
totirlan say   he enjoys eating a paw
paw or 'poaauui -Drake Watnon,
R.   Addison
Blairmore, Alta*
Funeral Director
and Undertaker •THE  DISTRICT  LEDGER,  FERNIE,  , B, C... NOVEMBER 28, 1908:
m&mHf> -y
i ? m siijpiBKiiS
;'.    Chicago   Daily "*-SocialisU-^Iii   tbe
;y,ear 1906-7 the ClydeVoduced 620,000
-tons'-of the cheapest, fastest and best
"e..shipping in,^the world,.twice as;much
as Germany,     and-as .'.much., as the
whole of Europe "wlth^Japan "thrown
in, .and yet within, a month ot-  the
'^American depression -striking that ri-
• ver: unemployed meetings .-were being
held at which'.complaints were made
against the Secretary,- for: "Scotland,
that-the grant to* the .Clyde, instead.oif
...being- £11,000, should have been £19-
.,"' 000, when, in the preceding -   twelve
months four million golden.sovereigns
■had been spent;by these Clyde artisans on alcoholic liquor alone."^ •-,
'     This is the Right,Hon. John Burns'
impeachment of: the .Clyde -. workers,
delivered in the course of his speecti
r in, the house of commons ln reply to
the Labor ■ party's indictment ■" of the
'"    government's .policy   on   unemploy-
- ■ ment, ■"',.',';. °
, What is the crime of the Clyde work
• men? Is it,that they produced 650,000
tons of- shipping in a given time/ too
~   cheap, too good and too fast? Or does
, this crime consist in the' fact that
when they were not" allowed to produce any more shipping they held un-
■ employed meetings? Oris it that
while engaged in'this feverish production of cheap, .best and fastest shipping they "slockened„their drouth"
with 4,000,000 pounds worth" of alco-„
, hoi?     Is It that the' English work-
„    men work too hard or -that" they drink
too' deep?     Is it possible to plead
guilty to both these charges, and yet
', never touch the proble mof unemploy-
. ment? '* '- 7 -.- .-    ; '..'   a "•.-.'<■■
' The" Clyde workers" are Idle, not because they have consumed a_ certain
quantity of spirituous liquors, but .because there are no ships to build. Mr.
Burns' ;own  government - recognizes
that and has sent a few orders   for
"ships.    * J
,, The Clyde'employers , 'do-not.lay
down keels in proportion to the dr{.nk-
-. Ing habits of the Clyde workmen. They
lay down keels In proportion to the
demand for ships. They do not build
ships unless they can make profit out
of the building ,of.them—that"*!* "to
•say, out of the labor of the workers.
At present they do not see their way
"• clear  to  make    profits.      Therefore
- they do not build.ships. Therefore the
'    workers are unemployed.       >V7 < *
1    '?.-Though all of the workers .were'as
'   self .righteously. ■ abstemious.^ - as the
- president of the board of* trade,   that
'" •> would not-alter the "situation. It would
'   not-cause the ^shipbuilders'to: build
theuGbost w:yyy::/yy
. y y ■ ;'^-gHltAiN' ■ GA'STtE
"■'   BY MRS. C. N:; WILLIAMSON7    ■   v/*
Authores^ of "The Princess"Passes," "The Lightning.,....|
7- ;7^7,;ii^Conductor,"yEtc., Etc.    /"/" "'" '-"" ''\'"'.'? |"
'/ Copyright, 1906, by Mrs.".Cv N; Williamson.
ships that are not' wanted, though in
good times- it might provide them
with even cheaper labor than they'
are in the habit of gejtting.- . - .;:,_, .
"Within a month of the' depression
striking the west of.- Scotland :7Uiey
had unemployed, meetings.** ,1., > ...
t- What sort of foolish talk;is this?
Does Mr. Burns know that during the
whole, of - tho so-called boom there
were unemployed men on the Clyde,
and.that even at the very time those
620,000 tons were being turned out at
express slave driving speed every
trade union there had Its out of work
list?   -, ","    ■''     -*'• ■	
Every trade union meeting was an
unemployed.mooting.' -■, ■ ...    \.
Docs ho not know nlso thnt during
the wholo of that timo the Clyde
workers were unable to^getjinok tho
reductions in wages forced upon them
in previous slack timoo simply ,bo.
caiifio of the prouenoe ot t!i<< uncr.v
ployed? Dopa he not know that consequently tho Clyde artisans did not
In one year.spend 4,000,
alcohol for Uio siifllcleni reason'they
did not havo It-to spend?; . ".
Has ho not hoard that thoro aro othor peoplo in tlio wost'of Scotland bo-
aldoB tho Clyde nrtlaans; that thoro
aro merchant princes and landlords,
and stock brokors and clergymen,
and lawyers and doctors, nnd ■ that
those peoplo have wlno bills; that
thero aro Idlers In tho slums who use
bad whlBkoy, and Idiom In tho' wost
ond who drink (**ood champagne; that
thoro arocoriBorvntlvb'cliibB and con--
Btltutlonnl clubs whoro early closing
nnd Sunday closing does not apply —
itnd that while tho Clyde artisans aro
working tho clubmen nro drink*
. Ing?* ,.•. '.-
In' his placo In parliament ho expands his manly chest nnd doco what
ho callo IiIh duty to,hia class, by. tolling thorn that If they roiy-too much
upon tho state and the municipality,
and not ho much upon themselves, It
will bo bau for thorn and for tho
■country." Why, thnt Is what thoy
hnvo boon dolngl Uolylng upon thorn-
solves and tho capitalist or-janltors of
industry InBtond of upon tho stnto and
(ho municipality,
Now thai, this kind of self rollnnco
that failed.,thoy turn to tho stnta and
\\\n re.wr\\n\neWy.' ^ihlch in nhly"itnntri.
or and a better form of unit rollanco,
and thoy nro mot with rovlllnns and
insults, which Is only what thoy hnd
to oxpoct when thoy placed tho control In tho hands of Asqwlth, Haldane
"fliirnd ft fin.
Still, wo shall hopo tlmt tho Clydo
mon will not forgot. Lot them all tako
tho plod go. And lot It bo a plodgo to
mako an ond of Capitalism and to establish Socialism.1 Perhaps tho night
Hon. John Burns will have proached
better than ho know,
'~'WwKy,.-.I. believe you,(must have
touched my dress, but-it>.is,nothing
at all," answered Lady. Hilary, quickly recovering self-control, like a*brave
girl.- "You were trying id pass. 'How
stupid of me to* get in the' way. Good
morning,- Lady ■ Ardcliffe; good mornings Countess; I was.just way
to send off some "letters-," *  '   •
,   "She  felt she couldn't bear to go'
on   with * the ^conversation, * whatever t
it was,',' thought Elspeth, who could!
not. help -wondering  what .had  been
said nbout Lady.Hilary Vane's friend,
Captain Oxford, which had made her
•start back as if she would fall.     , ; ,'
.Now, the two -jirls were eoingdowh-
almost side by1 side, but Elspeth did
no*  spesik,  or .srhiice ,nt• the   other.'
She was the inferior, nrd it* was hot'
her place to remember thnt.there hivl*
been a mcr-';i,'>';-^'>-W'».   i«-'- 'J*!-,*-,-.
However, chose to remember, and'ad-
diecsed   Elspeth  j,   '.
*" "You were in tho railway carriage
with'us yesterday,'"she sqi-i.- in a
voice as'sweet as  her face.
"Yes," Elspeth answered. And then,
lest the girl of high degree should
mistake her for an equal,.and regret
condescension when she -knew the
t.-iith—"I have .come liere to'be secretary and stenographer for the man-
"a-rer, Mr. McGownn."   "* y '•'. "
- -Oh, have-your ,I. think that must
be very interesting work," said Lady
Hilary, ou.the same step with Elspeth
now. "You must be very clever to
get such *a good■ engagement, and be
independent, while you're so young.
I quite envy*-you.''.* I should love to be
able to make mv own living."
' ; Elspeth .laughed a little, "i" don't
think, if you had to, you would like
,'itL much, .really." . , ',- "" ; .,
. -"Oh,* I would. You, don't know. It
isn't as if we were rich. But—there
is something I want to' say to you,
though it "seems rather odd,, saying
it to a stranger. You were .very, kind
to me just now. and saved me from—
from great mortification. I understand that .you- must ' have■ noticed
what we were say ing. in the train yesterday—quite inadvertently, of 'course
—otherwise you. wouldn't have been
so quick and sympathetic in coming
to my rescue." , , ,'
"T hardly know what did make me
do it," said Elspeth. "I think it was
just—,a kind of instinct.", '.
.'"Well, anyway,..; I. thank you. I
wouldn't for. a great deal-have had
Lady Ardcliffe -gossiping .about me;'
and sayingahat I almost'fell n>en I
heardi'sthat'. iC was* Capthin'.Oxford
who was hurt* last:"night. .-She".isn't
malicious/but she'gossipsuabout such
Jliings.b'eciUKse'she's rather^ silly and
sentimental;' and' as for'.' Countess
Radepolski, I don't know her at all.'
'.Lady. Ardcliffe .had just'introduced me
"beauty7.baths;""as;the"y  call  them?
tSere's some old, wound "of .his, got
ii. the Boer war, .that's ..been-'bother-
ing hinv, -and he' was* recommended
to come here. Anyway;'he arrived
yesterday morning, I think* it was. I
don't know what; he was doing out of
tne house'"after 12-o'clock last night,
ior every body, goes to bed early-here;
but be that as it may, he was,out,
and was shofat—in fact, struck by
a bullet in the arm already wounded--.
the left, fortunately for him. He says
he had a struggle.with a man in the
dark arid that, though the fellow--a
po**lcher.:I suppose he must have- been;
and . mistook Captain Oxford for, a
keeper—got" clear,, away. The -dog
which goes everywhere with-"the'captain must have bitten him, the, proof
being that when they came to'..the
ho'-se the collie's mouth was covfirert
with .Word." ■  ■    ...  •*■
. "Not    at' :all,"   'Elspetff    replied"
promptly'., "except >.-that. I, was-, able
to-d.r l^r^ayvery small favor injthe«
v."'«y of my'work',"' "    --:---^* "'_'■/<!
"All the same, ,she likes'you.   Her
eyas-showed- thaC'>said Trowbridge
reflectively Iy" Yon "can make a friend
pfithp'.crirl if youilike, I,.would bet.",
His   accent, waslitrongly   Amerjean-
once 'more.  ■:       .*   .      -
■   Klspeth laughed.;, ,"I am afraid that
won't come in the way of my work,
SI\e; i»  the daughter  of  a  countess;
and I--am M*. McGowan's secretary."
With   this, r.nd -a. civil  nod,   which
excused harself froTi Mr. Trowbridge's
iociety.-she moved.,.away. .   ,   ,„ ^
But": somehow,; I - don't much , mind
you ■.having seen nie, for I-feel that,
if we   were   to' know .'.'each   other,. I.
..should like you very much,"
"I shquld love you," exclaimed
Elspeth,  impulsively,, "and  if  thene
'should come'ai time "'when   I   really
;could do "something for you—a big
thing I mean—you don't know how
gladly I'd do,it."
"Thank you, I believe you'would,'*
answered the-other girl, holding out
her hand.- "I would come »o you, if
I needed -anything you could do—oh",'
but already there's something. You
soy.,you .'.are -Mr,. McGowan's- secre-'
Itnry... Then .perhaps, you. know all
about this strange affair of Captain
.OxforcV-whetherrit's true, .as Lady
Ardcliffe would have hnd me believe,
thnt he was hurt seriously last night,
■At* flrst she told me ,the story, and.
didn't say who was the hero-of it.
Jt- was only just* ns you came that
pIip snid it wns.Cnptain Oxford."
•■' "I don't kpow anything 'yet/ but
Pll-find oiit, and let, you know ns
quickly as I can," anid Elapethi "T'm
on*my'way .to Mr. McGowan's room
now, to begin work. I'm not sure'll
, can nsk him questions, but if'I soe
Mr. Grant. I'm certain he'll tell mo.
\v any ense, if you can wait in tho
'big hhl! for.ii ;few, minutes I'll mnko
nonie excuse to come out, ovon If I'vo
iii news. If I'vo, learned anything
I'll,write It oii h pioco of'papor: If I
Jiavon't I'll writo tho one word •nothing,' nnd do better next time, I'll
pass you nnd say, 'Hero I* tho memorandum you askod tor.'"
By this time, tho two girls Imd
arrived in tho groat hall, which was
' rlmost' desortod. at this -hour, oxcopt
foi n fow mon reading their lottors or
morning pnperfl. Thoy Bepnratod without anothor word, b'lt.Elapoth's mind
x\tn busy. Whnt won tho "Btranpe
■ifliilr ol, Cnptuiii.Oxford,"., which had
occurred liiRt nifjlit, but of which ulio
know nothing? He, had lmon hurt,
Udy..Hilary, said. Could it pos*
•dbly bo thnt thoro was any, connection botwoon thin ovont and Uioho
which Imd oflvon hor a night of wnko-
fnlnr.RflP Tho tliought' Boomed nbsurcl,
,,ot Klnpotli could, not completely bnii-
IbIi it from hor bond.'' "T do hope, for
\,t\Ay Ililnry'B Bake, that whatever hns
lispjioriod, it'H luitliliiB .to brlnB. din-
.■I'ocllt upon Cuntnin Oxford," sho
#nid to harsolf,- 'Tt*B cortnln (hiit.lro'a
•(mo to Lochrnin to l>9 noar her-, aiid
;h©ro'B no doubt nho enros for him,
,..o";h h<?r tvotlmr is so anxious to
■■:c"i th«»n apnii-"..
KlFpAth had UareA that, owing to
lier rlclfiy With Ucty Hilary,' the mloht
bslftte for hor nppoiutinont with Mr,
McGownn. but to her. roliof nolthor
ho hot Mr, Grant wim in tho room
wlmn oho knocliud at the door, which
stood i-lightly ajnr, Ah It was empty,
iho went in, and a mom-ant or two af-
ti>ti' Mr   Grant nnnnnred.
"I hope Mr. McGownn hsan't(beon
v*iaiitiii|ii mo, aiid fi/dc awn)?" ,-iht
nukod, when they hnd exchanged
"■jroort morninffB"; "I'm (Ivo minutes
bahind, time"— .
"No, ho has not vnntod you, f
kn*w," Qrant ronnHurod hor,   "He's
In tho parlor thero \*t'oro throo:
Girl, tho parlor lamp and ho,
Two nro company; no doubt
TLat Is why tho lamp went out.
...t.4,      1,.
come down (rom tho rq^m of a gentleman—Captain Oxford, who hnd a
queer adventure' last night, and got'
hurt, Perhaps you've,hoard about It
fiom ono of the aervanta. It** all ovrr
tho houso alroady,, Y.ou know how
thane things goi"      '  „   '
EUpcth replied that ahe hml heard
nothing, and boggod Mr, Qrant to tell
her what hnd hnpppned,'
"Why, no ono known exactly," »ald
Orant, who was evidently more will-,
ing to be drawn out concerning this
story thnn ho hnd been regarding
th« haunted room. "Captain Oxford
I*, a yowng officer'on l*av«.   I bolievo
Elspeth shuddered*- a little, remem1
bering the wet rubies that had come
drip, dripping through her ceiling and
hnd splashed upon her book.    It was*
nonsense to connect one affair  -.with'
the* other, she said to herself again,,
at she had.said before, but the thought
was  in   her  mind., and  she  rejoiced.
mo:*e than before than she had gone-
through her strauye ordeal in silence..
"I really believti there's "a mystery
ot some sort." Grant was continuing,
in  rather a confidential way, and it
wassail Elspeth could do to keep back'
the   words , which   flashed  into    her
brain: "If there is, maybe.I shall be
the one to find it out."  But that idea
was nonsense, too, of; course, coming
only  because  her  nerve's' were  overstrained, and she hastened to ask Mr.'
firant a few moie'question, to which,
the'answers might be of interest to
Lady Hilary.'    '-'''."*	
"What'bind of "mystery, do'.you
mean?'"' she inouired.
t "Oh," about Caotain, Oxford being
out tit .that time, for he;seerps to avoid
scying' anything, nbout that- part of
his adventure,' doesn't want it spokon,
of'atall. He just managed to get to
the house, and the1 night porter.called
cur resident doctor."
"Was the'"wound-serious?" asked
Klspeth'.    *   . ,,   7
■ "No/ He lost a good deal-of blood,
but-he will'be about again in a day
or two, the "doctor says,, with his arm
in a sling.-The-bullet^was extracted
without difficulty; it*'was only a flesh
wound,, but, being onnthe left- side, it
might'easiljv'ii the bullet had entered the'body; have proved, fatal." .', ..
■""Strange*that a poacher should fire
at' a* supposed; keeper. • with; a', bullet, ■
wasn't-it?" remarked Elspeth thoughtfully. .'■ - ■■',■■■' ;■ **-.' " ' '•
" "Yes. '.That's one of the- queer bits
of: the' business, though it will probably turn out to be 'simple, enough" at
last:'--,The-police.<are0-alrea,dy looking
helped them much so. far.. Mr: McGowan is exceedingly .annoyed that
such a thine should have-happened
here, but, "of:.course, it.has nothing
to do with,the hotel, and Captain Oxford does admit thnt he wiis on or
near that part "of the,estate which
still beloiips to Lord Loehrain." .
>. At this moment the manager himself came in, but announced that he-
wanted a little conversation with Mr.
Grant' before beginning-' work with
Miss • Dean. This ' cave ' Elspeth' the
chance she wanted, and scribbling on
a bit of paper the words; "Not. hint
seriously. ' Will be well - in a few
davs,".. she slipped out into the hall
to'find Lady Hilary.'        »   .;
As she hnd expected the girl wns
there, but two or three people were
talking with her,* and if she.saw Klspeth she gave'no signs of, doing so.
It wns not good form for an employe
of tho houso to .linger in the great
hall among the guests of tho hotel,
with ,iio apparent object, ond Elspeth
would have been at 'a' loss how, to
keep her promise to-Lady Hilary, had'
not Mr, Trowbridge como up and spoken to.her with nn air of marked cordiality.,- '
. "J. hopo you havon't forgotten your
hour with moP'' ho snid, looking at
the pretty yaunc typewriter, with the
immo rather bold air of undisguised
admiration she hud been half inclined
to roBont yostordny. Rut', ns sho answered . politely, a littlo coolly, the
man's face'changed, so'suddenly thnt
ElBpo'th' could not holp'glanciiiB about
in surprise, Booking for'Hho .cniiBO of
'such a tramtfoi'mfition.. HiH oyes hnd
liphted' up with Borne genuine nnd
powerful omotiou, very different from
the ensv gnllnntry of his look when
diroetod nt tho Btonogrnpher. ,
5 A second sowed to enlighten Lis-
poth, Lady: Hilary Vane had turned
awnv from hor friundH, nnd was com-
,lng "toward"thorn. * It wiib-tho Bight
of her un****"nl nnd liiirb-lrcd boauty
'which hnd lit tho new light in Mr.
'•Trowbridge's oyos.
■   Tho Scotch girl did not  wait for
hor to qo'.tio nen-or, bit advancing a
Btcp or two, hold out the folded bit
!ot pnpor, uaying in quite n proton-
Bionnl vple:: "Horo iB tlie momoran-
;diun yo-.i wlulied to hnvo,"
i   Ladv   Hilary   blushed . dolielously,
lorMiin'r-/ lov.'!lor thnn ovor.   "Thank
you bo much," fho murmured,, nud
m-*vod 'away, brrnlnj with anxiety,
• Hlspotir wns huic, to lenrn tho con-
Meats pi the ,"ii:2:'.;orniulum."   At tho
knme fnatnnt, howovor, Lndy Lnmbart
emtio into tlio hall, hor oyes daiting
i l«cen glimeo, n'. hor, daughter, and
Klupeth could only hopo that »he hnd
not toon in lima to soo tho.paper
•dipped from, hnnd to hand.
"Who Ib that?" asked Trowbridge
In n low but er;or tone, and In thif
nutiicnt of ulnctio feeling It Boonied
!.o Klcpp.tli t'.int his nccont was dlffor-
.„'.. .V'„>. 1 '■.. r.'t I) ,.'-l"-,t, h*'e nr*
V"'»rlr'iui!' Vin rtld to lierflolf In lis-
wlldtrnient. "'lliMt'K his. ronl way u.
Mi';i»kfn(r, tho ot.ior in put on, Uui
•.-hv* Whv *h'> Id ho protend to b;
an*American If ho h* notP And Mi.
MoOownn w* he ts a inllllnnairo,
*n he oan't have any raaion to \ne-
tend thingr, like pi'tiyiw \\uu m«! ham
up and unknown." '
All thi* flanlicd thiwgli the girl*i«
head in the fmotion of a soeond, and
slip answered, without Bpnming hcM-
tnlicn: "That is Lady Hilary Vono,
"|»v Jove I so'tlint Is Lady Hilary'"
fivfln'lmod Trowbrld*ro,, and Kli-peth
knew from tho tone that thin wan not
tho flint timo ho had hoard the name,
"Sliv ti u iii-cni beauty."
"Ye..." ftUM'iiU'd tlfo typewriter. '1
think I muBl eo to Mr. McGowan
nmv, Mr. Trowbildge. I woh't lor-
"V.'ftlt n thinuto. pleaBa." nrged tho
«.*■.,."*. "Do jo j k:;5*v Lad;* Hilary*'"1
CHAp-rER IV.     i■. * •
7 -   ''    .'-       l ■  .    , -
■Elspeih    rioped'''.that    during- her-
hour and' n half with M/. McGowan ;
sue might glean further news of Captain Oxford,and. his mysterious midnight adventure, but nothing ' was
said on'the subject, and she was kept
steadily' at work laking down letters
■■.rom the manager's dictation. He
spose rapidly,'" as if, to test her skill,
but though^ ; she, was - nervous ."at
tirst, th rough'-* overanxiety to give. sat-.
isfaction,.she. made no mistakes, and
nt. 10.25 exactly Mi. .McGowan' stopped,'declaring himself very pleased
with his new assistant.
"Mr. Kenrith will be ready for
you," he said, "and I trust "you are
not tiied,, as I 'should not line him
to be kept waiting."
' Elspeth answered'that she was not
tired in the least; and five minutes
' later she .was knocking at the door
of Mr. Kenrith's private sitting room,
carrying her, own small typewriter'in
its leather case. ;
"Conie in1" said a "voice on the,
other side—a voice whose tones had
lingered in her memory; nnd suddenly, though the girl had been calm
and composed a moment ago, her
heart began to beat very,last,- as it
had beaten in the strange dark
watches of the past night
"How silly. I,am." she thought.",
"I suppose that I'm wondering'how he will'feel about yesterday. He may be vexed,that,I'm the
same" girl who traveled in the carriage with him yesterday, and I
heard all the'.taik.-about his jewels
and. about .Captain Oxford."
She opened the door rather slowly,*
and instantly met the' eyes of John
Kenrith, who sat facing it at a writing table. But,- judging from his expression, he was. rather pleased than
annoyed to find that he hnd already
met his new'-secretary. He'referred
to'the journey, asked'if shewas-not
tired, and , was so sympathetic and
pleasant that before they bsgan work
together the girl felt as if they had
known each other for a long time.
She could see that in beginning to
dictate for his new book, he was almost as shy as a boy, and his embarrassment made him seem younger
than he had,yesterday.- Tactfully, she
put him at. his, ease by trying' to
make him think of her as a machine',
and soon he forgot, self-consciousness
and warmed to his subject.* Elspeth,
too',- grew inteipsted in-his .clear way
of ■ explaining tlie "great, scheme the
•Northern millionaire had thought out
for the benefit of 4 mankind, and he
must have seen what she felt in the
glowing eyes ; which',,'dwelt* often, on-
his facf, , .    .,.,'.',, "
' ."I   was  afraid",'this  would- be  dull
rith at- last," "but I believe you must"
care something,for Socialism."
"It's: one, of the.; most . absorbing
subjects!''in the world,'.' answered the
„girl, "and I have thought'n lot about
it. since I, came to live in London
alone and get on ns best I could; but
I never really understood'much about1
,'it—until now." '     *
"Thank, you,1', said Kenrith,' smil-.
ing h\s pleasant.,smile, "That is n
pleasing compliment' for an aspiring
author, at work on* his first book."
And he would not go on until    El-
IU referred to the journey and axhd if sli>
were not ilpd.
npoth hnd told him something about
hor. lito in London. Ho naked'hor
questions, nnd hIio was lod on to un-
>*wor ns if he Iuul boon-an old friend,
for who felt, ovon if nho coujd not
iiavo dofiiiud, tho dlffoiouco botwocn
this man's Interest In hor and that
.shown by Trowbridge.
Tn flpite of tlio iiilovliidos of talk,
howuvor, thoy mauayud to do a pood
deal ol work. KUpcth typing from
Konrlth's dictation ro quickly' that
lior Angora flow ov.or tho key* of tho
small nud nlnuist noUoloHh .machine,
Whon it waa nonrly hnlf-patU twolvo
Konrith Rtoppod her, Buying that thoy
Imd dono onough oompoiiition, and
he would like I" hoar what ho had
writton, If nho did not mind, from
her lips. Ilo bnllovod that he oould
Jv.dRo of his own work bottor. In .that
"fiV '
lilspeth was only ton pleased to do
Xt, ilU lln-KcvJ,  'm,  : .i-t Oil!)1 did n!hj liU
to road aloud, b.*.t bIip herself wai.
mxioiiB to know how tho lentencoi*
ho had takcji down -would   Hound,
They'had-riot gone" far, "howevi"-
when the reading was interrupted L
a knock at-the door, and again Ken-'
rith , called "come in," but .not - so
readily, Elspeth thought, as he had
done when, waiting for her to. begin
work,- . >'"•</*■. .'. , - •'" " .
' Quickly the .door opened, and .Lady
Lambart; 'looking very handsome,
and-almost* girlish, in, a youthfully
made white., dress, stood on ,the
threshold." Shel hnd had a' charming
smile on her lips tor Mr. Kenrith, but
if-froze at,'sight of Elspeth sitting,
cosily - at his -. table with sheets ■ of
manuscript in ,l:c'r hand. .
"Oh, I am so sorry'to interrupt
you. I didn't dream you were work-
Inj," she* said. "You'know yon told
me last, evening that'if I' wanted e
book ■ to; come., to your sitting-room
and choose it when yours have been
unpacked. Hilary and Fhave nothing
*'i.-iJ- .i^^44.0, oi>' i -iuo.vjou 'at ..'.
mi.!,,   O-t. '	
.; -.»j.saefi'io 7,o o^i, '. .Kenriti. ' "-,,
iureci. uei, pn.a.)t...wij. "iiliss.. u^.
and i iiaa ivany uuished, Uuii CL.
ume tor," worii is over. My umu ikic
diled tne boo&case ,,with tne cuuicuu ,
oi my bo.\es, yoa see, and yoa nav«
'only to choose,"   -
Lady LauiDJit' came in, ignqrin;.
Elspetn, tliougn Kenrith nad spbko.i
.her.nameina \\a$ to'make a bow a
gracious act." The girl'rose, and, having replaced hei typewriter in ■ Urease, would have pone quietly out o.
ihe room without a word, had noi
Kenrith sprang to open the door foi
her. "Thank you Very much, Mifat
Dean," he said.. "You have been,
splendid, and with such kind help
as yours I shall look forward to m..
hours of work here, even more than j
had expected."
His evidently spoken to
show Lady Lambart,. as well as ,the
girl herself, his appreciation, touched Elspeth, arid wanned her heart,
but she was not to, leave the room
. with such a k'appy imprsssion for hei
last one. '.-'•■   ";   '   -
"Isn't it that ooiilinon little creature who got ■ in . first-class
yesterday, and I took'foi some orie'f
maid?" slid neard: Lady LanibarUask
in clear tones *io tne door closed."
"'Perhaps, if she Lad, caught Kenrith's answer,' siie would* not ..have
■fell so.crushcd;'.b:t she did.not catch
it, and'so .she wti.t-away with tingling cheeks, wondfeiing ii she really
did look-common, and if she were the
sort of girl to be mistaken for a
lady's maid.. ' -'
Her "next hour of work,. directly
after luncheon,'was with Lady Ardcliffe, whom Mr.. McGowan had described as a "peeress who wished to
be a poetess."- Elspeth had seen her
in the morning talking with Hilary
vLambart, but Lady Ardcliffe, who
was near-sighted and would not wear
glasses, did hot recognize the girl.
She' was • fussy and flighty, with an
air which would have suited n spoiled young baauty ot twenty-one, and
though she announced .that she was
engaged upon a dramatic poem for a
Review, which must, be finished witlr»
in a^week, she,, would not settle "to"
work.1 'Instead she talked about herself;'and-what-she had..wr\tten, and
how much all.slie had done-had'been
.-dmir^d. ,*'l :do think,"; she 'said,
dreamily, '"that I have a little of 'the
divine afflatus. People .sometimes-ns..
me to teach them how to write;*but
how can one tench what is as elusive
as-jlame? Countnss Radepolsk'oi, for.
work. She's Polish; and. has attempt-"
rd versesf-in her,own-., language. - I
f'.on't know how ~ successfully. Now,
.-he is keen to try, in English with
■;.y help. Perhaps she'will want you
iu type for'her., bit if she, does, niind
F can't rive-you-up n moment of my
'••o-r. .Yo-i-, rii'tst find other time for
her. K.1V2 you'seen her? :/Has she
a=:.'.:C'.l Mi. McGowan to *let her have
you yet?'.  , .    .    .- . ,   >       .'..,..,
"I <-n\v her for n this morning." returned Elspeth, "but nothing
•ms baen said about my working foi
her." The pirl clicked her machine as
if to quietly'remind the poetess that
tiine was . iuing * wasted, -but , Lady
Ardcliffe rushed off upon n new*,tack,
"Tell "'me', did 'you' admire- the
Countess?" she inquired, with -an
ongeniess which Elspeth was at' a
.loss to understand. "1 should like the
opinion*of a newcomer on that sub-,
ject."    „  '    ■',"".*!*•-,»
"Oh,'yes, I "thought her exceeding'
ly striking," the girl, was ■ roplyihg
frankly, when Lady Ardcliffo's face
'fell almost**. *fiti*ftbly, "But vory foreign looking," Elspeth wont on.
"Very, isn't she?" the elder woman
caufiht up tho words, "T should, hardly think, should you, that she, would
bo tho sort of woman to' attrhet an
American or an Englishman?"
"Perhaps not," ndmittod tho girl,
wondering what thio was loading up
to, , '.,..,
"Of courno," wont on Lndy Ardcliffe. "ir, poor mnn might wish to
mnrry hor for her moneyi for sho is
said to bo ric'i, nnd I HiippoHo she
must bo, nn she drcsKCB extravagantly, and has some very lino jowola, but
millionaire!* don't nood to think oi
such sordid things in connoctlon with
a woman,"
"Poor oroature," thought Klspeth,
"alio miiBt bo ovor fifty, yot I do believe bIic'b ln love, ond inollncd ic
bn jealous, either of Mr. Kenrith, oi
Mr. Trowbridge, the,, only two millionaires I've heard of as stopping
In this hotol. I wonder which it IbP"
But uho did not' havo to wondoi
long. Lady Amcliffo'B noxt Bontoncc
helped hor to make a shrewd kuohb.
"Mr, Trowbridgo mild laflt night he
wa« going to hav*, Mr. McGowbii'f
now BC'cvetory to help him with hit
nfultltudt'H of tottorB," tho poatost
wcr.t on. "I hi'^'om ho meant voup"
<«• (To bo continued.)
"' NOTICE is hereby given that Alexander Rlzutto of,.the City of Fernie,
will apply at the next sittings of the
Board of Licensing Commissioners in
and for the City, of Fernie as a Licensing Court for the transfer ofthe
Retail Liquor License iii respect of
the premises known as the Roma Hotel, and situate on Lots Thirteen (13)
and Fourteen (l-i)', in Block Seventeen (17) Fernie to tlie new premises
to he laiown as the Roma Hotel, and
erected or to be erected on the north
east corner of the said Block 17, and
having a.frontage to Baker Avenue of
120 feet and a frontage to Jaffray St.
of .48 feet.       ..'-'._
,   A. Rizzuto._-
Dated' 31st October, 1*308. .
, NOTICE is hereby given that. one
month after date I intend to apply to
the Superintendent of Provincial Police for the renewal of my Hotel License, to sell intoxicating liquors under the provisions of the Statute in
that behalf in .the premises known
and described , as the Wellington
House, situated at New, Michel, B. C,
to commence on the first day of January, ,1909.
Dated this 31st October, A.D., 190S,
Bar Unexcelled
All White Help .
•»    *                         n                          **■■               *
' '• i' Everything
Call in and
see .us once
C. W. DAVEY & CO., Props.
NOTICE Is .hereby given that one
month after date I intend to apply to
the Superintendent of Provincial Police for the renewal of my Hotel License, to sell Intoxicating liquors under the provisions of the Statute in
that behalf In the premises known
and described as the Michel Hotel, situate at Michel, B. C., to commence on
the first day of January, 1909.
Dated this 31st October, A.D., 1908,
"    "• ll-5t.
NOTICE is hereby,, given that, one
month after date I intend to apply to
the Superintendent of Provincial Police for a renewal of my Wholesale
Liquor License to soil intoxicating li:
quor under the provisions of the Statute in that, behalf in the premises
known and described as' Crahan s Li:
quor Store, situated at Michel, B. C,
to commence on the first day of January, A.- D.-1909.7 -
Dated this'31st October," A.D.,* 1908.
' - ll-5t.
(ln rear of old stand)
Table Unexcelled
Bav supplied with the finest
brands of Winefc,, Liquors
and Cigars
(Formerly of Central, Hotel)
NOTICE is hereby given that on
December 1st 1908,1 Intend to apply to
the Superintendent of Provincial Po-
lice''"f5r7tEF;renerwarof raf"Hotel~lirT
cense to sell intoxicating liquors under, the provisions of the Statute in
that behalf in the premises known'and t
described as "The Royal1 Hot'jl," sit- <
uated at Gateway, B. C, to commence
tlie first day of January, 1909.   , '
Simon Dragon
The Hotel of. Fernie
Fernie's Leading Commercial
• ■  and Tourist, House
NOTICE Is hereby given that on
the 22nd day of October, 1908,. IT WAS
Judge of the County, Court of East
Kootenay, . holden at Fernie, that
James Ferguson Armstrong, official
administrator, for that portion of the
County of Kootenay Included In, the
electoral districts of. Cranbrook nnd
rjprnle, bo Administrator of nil* and
singular the estates of Frank Wokral
of Fornio, deceased Intestate,
Every person Indebted tO'Jshe-.Biilil
deceased Is requlrod to mako rnymont
forthwith to the undersigned,  ,.
Every person having In poHResslon
offects belonging to'the doeoaR*.*d Is
roqulrod forthwith to notify the nn-
Evory creditor or othor pevnon having clnlm upon or Intorost In tho <1Ih
tiibntlon of the of tho <;i\|d
deceased Ib required to send beforo
tlio 30th day of November, 1908, next
by registered mall addressed to tlio
undorBlgned, his nnmo and nddruHn,
and tho full particulars of his claims
or'InteroBtn, nnd a statomnct ot hia
account, and tho nature of the security (It any) hold by lilm,
Aftor tho snld last mentioned dnto
tho administrator will proceed with
the distribution of tho catnto having
rei'ord io thoso claims only of which
ho shall havo had notico.
J, f?, Arrnitrono,
Offlclnl Administrator.
Bur, supplied with  the  best "Wines,
Liquors and Cigars
Doing business in the same old place
LI(|iioi>H and CigarH of the highest
(■uality .*, Well "docked bar
NOTICI3 Ib horoby given that tlm
timo for tho reception of tenders for
Vernon, II. C, public'building, has
boon extended to December 30, 1008.
Plana and spodncnttoni aro iiIho Io
bo aeon nt Victoria mid Vancouver.
Ity orddr
Department of Public Work**, Ottawa,
Novombor 20, 1008.  '
RVIJllY nsHlKtimont of tl.o rlnlit of
a South African Volunteer entltlod to
a land grant muit bo by way of up-,
,,u!,.';.'t*i.t cf '.x ru't'nMMi''*-' nn!. n\M"»
If lu the lonn provlilnl by tho Art,
Hpoclal aitcntloii is. called to Sub-,
nectlon 3 of Section 5 of the Volunteer Rountq Act, 1908 which provPUm
tlmt no dHHlfiiment nf Hip rlcht n( »
volunteer by tho appointment of a
Riiustltuto shall bo accepted or rocon-
aim! by the department of tho Interior which Ih not oxortitod nnd dated after tho date of tht» warrant fnr
tlm land grant IrsiioiI 'iy Mi* MIhIhioi
of Mllltla adn Dofonco in favor of iho j
volunteor. '
CnmmlRRloner of Doinlnlau
Lands, Otravn,
2Sth aeptembor 1908 S -1 j ton BtntutoH,
CO.,  LTD,
Ulroi'torH ot the Iliiicuhm Coal nml
•T'okn company piot yuHiordny nftor-
Kinii In tho offlci-N of W. ll, .Ioiich In
'l:n Hnokory biilldlng iuul elocted of-
IkorB,    The company wiih Incorpoiat-
i.  !'.  fr".'* ''.""'"  *A"n   nyu\  thn ptpwa nil-
*1inrt/tm» tlin nloptton nf'nfflnTH woro
,iVt'l\ru '..I'Hir-i'i'.t'.,. 1
The t'ompuny'B gioiiiid comprlBOH I
oliniit 1000 aci'OB near 1), C. f'orbln'Hl
new   railway In the Crow's Noat iIIh- j
f    i    i
The officers aro President: Frank
T, Hoover, PtttBbiirg, Pa.; vlni-proHl-
lUml, .km C, Ltikentiol, trcamiror, 11,
N. Oardlnor; secretary Q. 8, 8all»biiry
M. C. Jones makos tho fifth director.
Mr, Hoover Is advancing tlm cnpl-
'ml mill represent!) ot!:**r ,rap|inll.itn of
i Peiiimylvunln.     The company'ii bend- j
'nuartciB will howovor, be In Hpokano j
t ns It wrr orKnnlJii'd iiiiiPt WiibIiIiii-
Wholesale Liquor Dealers
A full hlwk In ii fpw ilayn
The only li'llnlilc pbwi< In Inwn tu\'
clinic*' jilpi'H and tolincco
No. S Flyer Etestboond
Kb. 7 Hyer Westbound .    .
N-*. 214 Eastbound Regular ..
No 313 Westbound Eegnlar   .
No  236 Eastbonnd 1st class
No. 235 Westbound, lst class
Come ln anet see onr display ol fine
docks, Liphardt the Jeweler
F  C Dubois of Elk Lumber   Com
pon-f, went aver to Nelson Friday
2S18|     Lipimrdt  Bas  received  his  instra-
Toa can get pop-«ora tor popping
chocolate, almonds, walnuts, or an?
thing nice yon need for bating at Ho-
Arrives I£3Q add leaves 4
SALE—Edison Phonograph —
' i minute records.
Cost 555 Tor J--*} with three dozen records. Records cost; $17 alone Apply
Ledger office
WANTED—To bear from pai-T or,
^arties two could handle bes.. prs-i
pareo to make mieatment Trom fives
to eight hurdred dollars nood and]
shingle block proposition 4 sore
numc- maker thane io cl^ar np (
a thousand or tao Particulais from
Box 762, \elson B  t i
Go lo Palace Dreg Store for Rubber
for testing eyes. He gnarantees I «* Stents Brushes, the most rehable
' broth made; each brash guaranteed
•flnder the caption of "The "Westerner Says," m a recent issae ot the Toronto News, the following appears.
"It fs only three months since Fernie
cas a heap of ashes, yet so rapid has
rebuilding been earned on that It
now fairly be called a city of homes.
Recover"--   is rapid    m t!
.    1.55
. 18-5  satisfaction
■ 9 *6 ci L. Edmonds, late manager of the
9 °f' i Bank of Commerce left to- Winnipeg
20.16 l Thorscay evening
I     For fresh meats of all kinds   try the
West Fertile Meat Market,
('clock- j     p   H   Smith, anditor of tbe Domln
t ' c ancy Christmas Stationary
at t-aiocc Jrug Stare
llaslc. Musical Instrumi>nts at Pat
ate Drug Slore
R. S Garretl ol th* Cranbrook Prospector siail »aa in  lo»n over Satu-
ipanv aras In ihe city
on Thursday
Th*- "Napanee hotel is prepared to
tandlp travellers and other guests.
Supt Brownlees car was attached
to wvstbnmid eipress Frlila*, Mr
Brownlee has been awar at Rothester
during the past three wee j. undergoing an operation.
Cheap watch regular $2 j0,
special Satnrdaj   Cur -»2, Wright,    llie
We very relnctan'I*. have to hold
oier a communication, frost the Ebt ;
L. Hall until next seei, owing to time j
and space. The communication deals
with the meeting of TbHrsday night in i
a verj business like way
Slr.WE. Boardman of West Fernie
has pun. based tbe team and wood
business from Hugh Cameron and itiil
be m a position to suppl) wood
promptly, see his ate
Candy  m Canada.  Hocbon's
norl   un  the n^w  C   P   E    '
sheds   is  being   pushed   rapidI
dr. i
For hotel accommodation the Nap-
anee is the place.
The several ministers of the city
glected to bring or send in any copy
news for onr Church Sews comma this
week.    In consequence of this fact
had to omit the church column- '
would esteem it a favor if the ministers would let ns have copy for next
issue not later than Thursday noon
In connection with the Eastern i
cnrsion tickets are on sale Dec lst
31st, inclusive       The C   P   R-    a
naming special tourist     car service
Irom Kootenay Landing; to intennedi
ate points to Toronto    on following
dates Dec 1st, 8th. 15th and 20th. The
berth rate Fernie to Toronto will be
$6 SO and  reservations ean be made
ibrougb local agent.     This means I
change between Fernie and Toronto
See 'Wright the Jeweler's Ene line
of diamond rings from J7-50 to $200
fihej wdi soon be open for bai
Liphardt has pit watches for SI '
*i IT1   „_4»   ?.-30 and *J6 !
;i-s ;*"ka-i and son "Mack have:
a- .ltd in the city to join Mr Millard j
who ftps charge of the fGrniture department in Trites-Wood Co |
We carry the finest line of TaR. ,
hoses m the west —Hocbon's
Carpenters are again, bnsy laving]
sidewalks, and if favored with another |
couple of weeks of the present wea J
ther win have the town pretty weHj
Did you try some of chose caramels
that Rochon is making*     Oh- mj
At tbp ball and supper raider the
auspices  of the    Hosmer    Board  of
Trade on Thursday night
joyable eiening was spent. A number
from Fernie were present.
Go to Palace Drug Store for
kinds of razors, S*oasak*s H
S troop
Go    to Palace Drug Store for
kinds     of razors,    SunasackTs  Razor
William Scott has been appointed
agent for the Ray mend Sewing ma
chine; give him a call and see his ma
chines before buying
Tickets are ont for a grand smoker
by the Fernie Trades and Labor Coun
ml to be held on the etening of December 2nd In Bruce's hail opposite
the Ledger office
The cuisine at the Napauee is
excelled. The bar has the best
the land.
The excavating Tor the
of the new public school has been
pleted. Considerable difficulty was
encountered fa getting rid of the sur
plus. water  caused  from  the  recent
New books arriving daily at P ilace
Drug Store.
The ground for the new skating
rink has been prepared and fs ready
tor the carpenters to start work. The
new site is at the foot of and to the
right of the first bridge going to "West
Wright has his jewelry store m
Lockhart &. Gillespie's gents* furnish
iug store.
The monthly tea of the Ladies aid
of the Methodist church wfll be given
at the home of Mrs Dudley on Tuesday. December 1st, 1968 from 3 to 6 p
ul, also in the evening from S pjn.
As this is the first since the Ore it is
desired that there should be a good
Alarm Clocks. *flJS, (175 and (2.50.
at Wright''', the Jeweler
The cheapest tea to nse is not the
lowest priced Yon can buy tea a
few,cents a pound- cheaper that will
make a drink, but If yon want an absolutely pore. heSIthEnl, cleanly prepared tea ubp "Salada.- It is infinitely more delicious and decidedly
more economical than other te
cause ft goes farther
Wright the Jeweler has a complete
Steele of Ladies* Broaches,-which he
is sfHins at Bargain prices.
The  West     Fernie   Meat     Market
please* all people. Workmen deal here
and save money. {
The "ia-janee gives the best meals
at all times.
Officials Have Confirmation of Widespread M in Murder
|     Minto and Kitchener and Seize tlie Government-
! Native Princes Suspected
LONDON. Nov 25—The seriousness of the Indian uprising has caused
the Government to take vigorous action both here and in the affected districts- The War OfSce to-day ordered a substantial military reinforcement
to proceed immediately from Aidershot to the scene of the impending revolt,
it being represented to the authorities that the local officials m Indian were
unable to cope longer with the situation, and were sorely in need of more
Word reached the foreign office to-day that Lord Minto, viceroy of India,
had called a conference cf the Council of India at Bikanir, to consider plans
for the suppression of sedition and to discuss the proposed law to replace the
present one which Is lame en dealing summarily with mutineers and anar
thists Reports of extended police investigations among the Hindoo "reds'
disclose the existence of a far reaching organization numbering hundreds of
thousands of natives, bent on overthrowing British control, murdering Lord
Minto anu Lord Kitchener and seizing the machinery of government to place
it m the hands of the revolutionary society.
Government assurances that the higher class natives are known to be
ont of sympathy with the movement are known to he baseless. The best
educated and highest caste Hindoos the known to be the real organizers, of
the Anti English soei >iy, and several of the richest and most powerful native
princes are among those most strongly suspected.
King Edward's birthday address to India a few weeks ago has evidently
Seen passed over by the conspirators, either as too vague In its promises, as
untrustworthy or as pleading less than the rnmlmnm whieh the natives are
willing to accept. Ii has m any event been wholly withont effect in allay
aig discontent.
English officials and "business men ar<- less fearful cf Great Britain's inability to hold the colon-*- than of the ruinous expenses of a prolonged struggle
with the Hindoos.
G-R, Xyyi X'T   Sugar    Cured     Hams   and
Breakfast Bacon.    Not .how
brand   -SSTrasffiL1!**
*********ll^M^^a^^^***1   l>e beaten.   "VVe ha^re-  'em.
W. J.   BtUNDEtl.
Singer Sewing Machines Co.,
Fernie, B. G.
Wiry be without a Sewing: Machine when you
can get one for $3 00 a month ?
J. P. HOBLMAH, Agent, opposite Coal Co.'s office, PeQat Ave.
Onera. December 1. Braces Hatt.
Ladies' rings, regular price (5, for
Saturday $3 50 at Wright, the jewel
er*s, _ac Lockhardt &. CHlespie's store
The Girt from Chill*' Will play In
Bruce s opera house on December 1st.
A comedy drama of real ment support
^d by a strong company of artists The
first play since the fire and the mi
agement has nothing but the best
A special meeting of the city coun-
1 was called for last Friday e.^Jng
t j pa3s on the various by laws As
Aid Johe=or and Watson were the
onlv aldermen present there was no
meeting held.
The regular meeting was supposed
to have been held on Thursday even
ing last and the same two gentlemen
were present and no others. This
meeting also had to be postponed-
Battle for Local Option is Alberta Results In Favor of
Licensed Vicfuailers—Four Arrested for Perjury
CLARBSHOLSr, Alta, Nov. 25—'The Barces et the temperance pera-dc
were defeated at the polls here yesterday m the first contest of the kind ever
held in Alberta. The disappointment of the temperance people Is as great
s the joy of the liquor people, hut there is appareirtlr m» disposition to runi,
o far as the champions of local option, aie concerned.
— Four arrests were made for uertury. aad the defendants were brought he>
fore Mr. Camles of the mounted police to-day, and KEmaafed to await tbe
arnval of Paddy Xolan of_ Calgary, who was rushed down &F Jhe_£icensed
Victuallers" Association- The temperance people b-© -Sat ten or fifteen-.
people voted who had no right to do so. and that they bare afceady left town.
If the protest succeeds these men wiU he unaMe to returm and the temper
ance people would be more- hopful of victory In the uesr (&£*■- There Is-
talk to-day of two or three arrests for Bribery. The- ncaised" victuallers'
forces naturally felt elated "test night, and there were Bigft "gnfes as the re-
Mr James Wier of Calgary, <*•» organized the Soeoaed. victuallers'
fight, was warmly congratnlaied on his snecess.
A protest will have to be entered In right days and *fafU>«^aBlted. Thii
the temperance people -will to and are basv gathering evidsir-e «C which they
claim to have an abundance to npsef the eleebon.
The temperance people yesterday not orfy tailed In getting x majority
they were twenty two votes short of the sixty per cent rnte required ta
carry the measure-
Liverpool Steamer Burned off tlie Island of Hj!1a—Impassible to Rescue Passengers
There wiH be a meeting or the
Perme Conservative Assocla
eon at Johnson's Hall, Victoria
Monday Evening, Nov. 30
wiwn election of Officers for the
ensuing year will be held.
VALLETTEA. Island of Malta, Nov 26 —Nearly twq; hundred passi
and crew of the EHerman line steamer Sardinia are bellmed to have
to-day when the ateamer was destroyd bj fire Just after she had sailed for
Alexandra, Egypt. She was scarcely a mile off Grand Harhor when the
first sign of Ore appeared bnt with a strong wind to fan the flames the
whole ship was ablaze and the passengers and crew had scarcely * chance
for their lives Thp-e was a wild panic on board as the rapidly spreading
flames drote the passengers to the rails and many aot waiting for boats to
i be lowered, plunged into the sea. Scotps are believed to have been drowned  in  this  wav
Others trapped by Ere we--e literal!? roasted to death. There were
-many crafts-in-the harbor at theJinie ofLttte dls&ater^and other_8inaJLswJft
vessels i-BShed to the assistance of the imperilled liner
I The nisb sea and half gale which prevailed at the time, however, made
it impossible for them even to reach the Sardiua and they coald do little in
relief. The Sardlnas crew numbered 4t ind 20 first and second class passengers emharked at Liverpool. Most of h<r other passengers undoubtedly
were Maltese and Egyptians Many of tb'^*- people cross on the steamers
of this line from Malta to Alexandria. It It their custom to pitch their
tents on the deck daring the fonr days of the rip The decks were crowded,
and thla condition undoubtedly made tbe orderly clearing of the ship most
The Perme Hospital is now receiving the finishing touches at the hands
of the painters and according to the
contract the Icey is supposed to be
handed over on Tuesday next, Dec
1st. The new hospital is an imposing looking structure and is much big
ger thpn the one destroyed on the lst
of August, besides being more com
plete in several other details. No ei
pense has been spared in making the
hospital the best equipped In the
Kootenays The furnishings are of
a class calling forth good taste, and
are chosen with a view of meeting the
requirements for several years lo
come. Drs. Corsan and Bonne!!, the
heads of the institution can be justly
proud of the institution they have
erected, aud in meeting the end> of
mercy iu this respect are to be ton
Ladles', gold and gold fOled watches
for Christmas at Liphardfs Remem
ber we sell them for the same price
von can get them for in the east.
For Sale
100 tons of good
Baled Hay
W. E. Barker, Cay ley, Alta.
MUD!    MUD!
"WET Weather Footwear is what yon
require. We have a splendid assortment in Rubbers, and Leather Boots and
Shoes. A large shipment of Trunks,
Suit Cases, Etc, at away down prices.
Gloves and Mitts
Yes, -we've got 'em.
W. R.   McDougall
Amongst many other impoj-.n^
ructures looming op on FtgI.* industrial horizon since- the fir" ss thf
Fernie Foundry of -which Bean Bros
the proprietors. "Ehe Bean boys
are pioneers cf the town, and we
thins: they have done well, at least we
-would jadge so front the One fireproof foundry and machine shop they
have just erected. The mam build-
three stories high whi-h will
be used for machine and wood wort
ing shops, the nmnldiDg department
the? whole buHding1 be-
New machinery
of the latest pattern Ear all depart-
■when all complete? and aet ur we
boast of a fonmfcy and machine
shop equipment mat te- he fotmd
«ftfes much larger and older Bn
ing on an extensFre scale had been
arranged for before- the fire to take
place next spring, Bnt is we aB know-
here in Fernie,    &te   ruled   other-
Fop Sale
Prompt Delivery
W. R. BouAnsit PJUtaJB
Tlie test of n neatra*? system is
the warm'th of the halis in the
ear!y morning. A hot water or
steam system will keep a coin-
forab'e, even temperature all
over the house day and nit^ht.
Getting up time finds perfect
comfort all over the bouse. The
Oxford svstems are the highest
development of hot water and
aieam heating Other makers
come as near as they rjnt oi aare
to the Oxford idea. That is the
standard they try to teach. If
>ou prefer thc O ford idea, insist
that yon get it in tbe original,
not the imitation. Ther Oxford
systems are operated by
Hot Wafer and Steam
in connection with Orfb-d Radi
atois. If you have a building to
heat let u= hdve the particulars
and we wi'l tell you all about the
best system to install.
batons: nil!
The Gurney Standard
Metal Co., Limited
Also For sale by Whlmster * Co.
An  Edison   Phonograph
The Newest Model.   Cost $65.00
Complete with Three  Dozen Records—2 doz   4
minutes and 1 doz. 2 minutes, only used 3 weeks
. Price S5O.00 -
Apply   at the Ledger Office for   particulars
Andy   Ha.xxM.lton I
Xinsnaitn *a.n-d Plumber ft
We can furnish you with estimates in
anything in our line
A .full Hoe of shelf and   heavy   Hard-
Tvare in stock together  with a
complete range of Stoves
Furniture Department
Our Furniture I)epartment embraces the
most unique and up-to date lines.
Come in and have a look
a,nd Tinware
"We are carrying the largest and most
complete stock in this district and
can guarantee satisfaction every time
Steam Heating aad Flumfelng
West Fernie
Meat Market
Meat, Butter, Eggs
and Fish
Fresh Heat of all Kinds
Fernie Hotel
fUarber Shop
ED. HOLT, Prop.
Is now open tor  business.   Give
ns a .sft for up-to-date work
All kinds of
Give us a trial
Tbe first meeting of tie Board of
Trade since the Are was held la Agent
MeMoJlen's office. President Edmunds
leaves for Winnipeg, -where lie will Tne
in charge of the North. Winnipeg Bank
of Commerce branch, for the present,
and B. W. Trenhoiina of Winnipeg is
to talte charge here teinporarJl7- The
Tlce president,- O N Eoss tafeea the
position of president. New boofes -and
supplies trill have to be procured^ as
all such fixtures were Juat In the Qre-
r      " '**   ' * r ,     -


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