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 ,ftiw minor      'jane 300;
I-odustvi-al Unity Is Sfe-ength
Tbe Official Organ of "District Wo. 18, IT. PI. W. of A.    h
VOL. IV.   Ho.
FERNIE,   B. C.   FEBRUARY   20th,
Political Unity is Victory
$1.00 a Teai
% You   will Say
I Is  it Possible
V That  I can buy choice friut lands with
X a good water snppl}, within 30 miles of
2> Fernie,   on   the   installment  plan      Such
4b easy payments fire nob offered by any other
%. company  Write for circular on "Kootenai
v Irrigation Tract"
The    Working-man's
- Store =====
tion t forget that I am back I
in the old stand and that I
■my -prices are better |
- than   ever \
Philharmonic Society Score a
Decided Success-Greeted
With a Bumper House
The concert given bv tie Fernie
Philharmonic Society In tne Opera.
House on Monda*. evening was a:
qualified success in every nij
the result must have been gratifying
to those who ha->e spent bo much time
and energy in bringing tbis chorus
Its present state of efficiency Fernie
can now boast of a musical organbat
ion superior to anything in the Pass
ana it is to he sincerely hoped that
steps will be taken to place tbis soc
iefj on a permanent basis as the tal
ent alreadj in hand warrants a con
tlnuance and an enlargement of the
work put on.
Tbe singing ensemble of the chorus
indeed a revelation to those
tendance  and the volume of toi
cured  from   a  comparatively      small
number of voices
able      Fartieular_
Michael Smith from Pincher Greek Falls From
Train-Mailed Remains Picked up Near
City-Inquest Opens To-Day
Men's Suits   $5.00   to $20
Shirts     75c to 6.00
Shoes    2.00  to 5.00
"        Caps       SOc  io 1.50
"        Trunks 3.50 to $25
See my swell line of Neckties   r*/i_ j.n <£o
alt- stytes       —       -       —
% I detail that
I   -    "
A.-A:    GI±±mPIE
(Nexirdoor Ur~Hoit$.
A fatality oi ah -umi&uaHj** gi uesoirQ nature took plau
morning, on the L ■!>   R   tracks between Hosinei aud Fei
No   213 pulled intd tlie depot shoi-tlj after noon it was noticed thai.
■-onie of the wheels and journals of se. eial coaches boie blood inaiks .
and other indications of an at-udent of "serious natiue      The initttei'
was imported to the authorities ana in a shoit tinte Coroiiei Wilkes
and se\ eral C   P  p   men were on the waj to Hosmer in a speual
consisting of a eabobse and engine '
Remains Found
The tram pi (needed slowly, ard at several places along the track f
could be seen traces of the fatality-      After going*: about three milec
the seaichmg party came upon the remains of a full grown man, torn
cut and mangled almost beyond recognition    Almost opposite trow
c-ulte remark , tae -ffood Mc.*\ab mill was the lociuon      The remains were carefully
MetS-ion^afllle gatherecl togethei, and brought back to this city, where they were sent •
work throughout was^maiJceil t» pre   to Scott's undertallSng establishmpnt to await the action of the coi  i
cision of attack and aa attention   to .j-^'e jury, and fo be p>*epaied fc interment as soon as his lelatne--1
The  soloists  of  the  evening  were| can be located $
particularly good voice   and their Identification Made Easy i
JS'SX™ SarlS" "f," j        Th" d<"ta*S of the-nrfortaa* ■»«, were searched m hope, that \
-    - -1,1^   h   H   Depew' something might be fonna that wodd furnish a clue to his identit;
id Messrs Qumne*. and Alexander _i memorandum book was found in his pocket giving the name of deceased as Michael A .smith, and his post office address as Pincher
Creek, Alta It also added that his occupation was a Tancher, neai
the afoiesaid postoffice Further search of the book contained •"he
de-sired information that m case rf accident Mrs C Smith of Pin
cher Cieek should he notified Tlie name of Smith was aloo scratch
ed on the metal tlasp of a belt v-hich deceased woie around his
waist *
bad Evidently Been Here Before
Another leaf of the book contained the names of the loUtrwm*
places Fernie, Rexford, Columbia Falls, Kabspel and Poison, which
would seem to indicate that his br,sine&s called for a \isit to the*,-
plaees, or that it was a memorandum of places visited m the past
Mrs C Smith of Pincher C-ieek, has been notified of the mii-
hap, as requested in. the memorandum book
pig ruw^jF-m^^um.
f I have a. Ia3_f&<s£aek.qf Pictures and .
Wa*% Moldings jttstarrzved—the     p
^     ~~     S6e^S&h^shoWftir^fhecUy. All
%.,     " wb^tm^prompiiry^nd- r
X* * "" ' delivered
ts      .  —r-
Qpp. C.P.R. Depot     WM.     SCQTT        Ferme
In England Near Newcastle-
Over 200 Lives May be
Snuffed Out
OTTAWA  Feb  IT—An extra of the
Canada Gazette has been issued
taming notice- that the governor
council has disallowed the Na
erred by mnch i
In all such organizations the bulk,
" +he work neces=anl-r fans on tne
conductor and accompanist ind too
much praise cannot b& given to Mrs
F Ste-venson the directress in
ct-arge for ber untiring work and m
terest m ihe. work of making the best
■ musical talent, and forming it
most excellent chorus Mrs
Stevenson was made tlie recipient of
a beautiful bouquet as a token of ai>
preciation of he** services
.Mrs.. KohPrt Potter at the piano ably
sustained her reputation as tax accom
plished accortpanlst, and her *&Seom
paniments t^fcnghout were pbyK5if (jr
a way that^ngst be most enconrkgmg
«nd helpt^ to tbe singers either in
mri-a-on *SamHfe"worto. JSe" Miller* Hot
ed in Hb usual able manner as ac
eampanltlt for Mr   F   Dlofi
The program foliowe
1    Chorus   Soldiers' Chorus     from
King- of the Mains** Mr  I
Z Quartette (a) "In this Hour of
i-cftened Snlendor lb) Oh Hu h
Thee M-v-BaHe. Mrs G "B* s-ienn
son, i&s^ H H Depew M"esare
Quinney and Alexander
"Solo "The Young Brigade" Iir J
Vlolm solo "Sonata In A. Minor"
msB C   H    Htblado
rs   G    P    Stef
Conductor Cafen of the train, trhen asked about the accident
stated that the man had boarded the train at Pincher Greek this
morning, .ami that he had noticed nothing peculiar about him
tendered a ticket for Ferme, to -ninth place he was presumably going The last Conductor Caven saw of deceased he -was standing on
the platform between two1 of the front coaches The conductor
remarked, that he (deceased) had better go inside, -is standing
the platform was prohibite*3j bnt evidently the warning was
heeded No motive can be advanced for Smith's trying to leave the
tram, at the point where his body was found, and it is probable that
the actual circumstances snrroinitimg his untimely death will remain
a mystery j
Smith was a well built man, apparently about 25 or 30 years of j
Spirit Immortal    with solo
F   Stevenson Coroner Wdkes has sworn m a jury, who viewed
I   Chorus     An^lTChorus   from   nl™3 ad--<»-mecl ^^ nest week' ^hea *" »gnl«r inquest "Will    be
Trovatore held
Solo      The last Watch     Air   Mark I
Guy St   John
Violin solo     Salut d Armour   "Miss
Solo     Bid He to Love      Mr    \es
Choruses  (a)  Sweet and Low    (b)
•?" 1 Good Night   Beloved
t >.   ...   n  .   >. ,-. .  ! r1 I    6     Sol°     'When    the Bell    In the
passed by the Bntish Columbia7,^^ R,
;ure oi Februan  1   1908    The j    -T ReQitame%ad chorua   !n Splsa
NEWCASTLE, Bug, Teb 18—A ter
rilile il' has oaourreii at .Vom
stnijipv n s-uall mlnlnis town 12 m (e»
dlatunt in which it In feaied 1B0 Hv«b
ha.s been lost Theie nere tv,o es
plosioni lit tour p'cloak this altemoQll
In the Went Stanley Colliery which
employs 400 men
Nearly two hundred of the men were
It) 'he p|t at the time, and up lo a
lute haur tonight none of thero had
coma to the surface, although rapping-i
have been heard, and It la atippoaod
that these are from some of the Ma
en who (noaped death from the hi-
pi o-alon and the fire which lolTowed
Almost Immediately after the eip}6
sion flames burst through the ah^tt,
* scorchlniTthe worlfers at the pit heaflj]
and blowing the fencing and appara
tu-i at thb entrance to tne mine Thp
flames spread rapidly and it was lm
possible fbr the rescue party to descend Into the workings Tnouflano***
of anxious people gathered at the
mouth ot the pit but for hours the
fire burned furiously,
At midnight it waa etfiX Imfiopjlble
<o attempt-a rescue and it will he
many hog™ before the efltrwiCB ia
After rescue worlt had progresaed all
night the JpiPe waa cleared aa far as
the aeconij level where 32 man were
foun,*L alive this morning, Jfoatujot
them however, *wpre Beverely Jnfilji*
tal a<
legislature on Februari
object of the act was to fmpose
ucatlonal test
province The law has been enacted
several times hy the British Columbia
"government, but has as often    been
disallowed by the Ottawa government j ^"J* g^  M)     T11        M)a9 M^,
The supreme court of British Co umbia MiB9Rladnlsk[ RosJ'M„   Read
declared se-eraiyeara ago that the act] ,ng m,bb ReadlllB v„   WatBon   MrH
jleasrs   Alei,ander Dick Cook Ow
en Holmes, Holmes Peaice RudnlskI,
Qulnne-i, Reading, Stcckwell  ate*.en-
son, I3mith Wllkiiiaon Webb
The ottioers of the Boclet) are
Hononary PreaWent   R   \V   Wood
Honorarj  -, Ice-prealdent    W     R
Honorary FIrat vIce-prealdent   L. P
President   George F   Ste\enson
Vice president   R   Reading
Secretary  R  R  Webb
To the members of the char
unconstitutional The effect of
the disallowance will be to pre1.ent nn
appeal being taken to the impeilal
privy council fiom he Judgment of
Ihe British Columbia
Lethbridge Herald    R    Dunlap     a
of age  hailing charged m
The members of the chorus were 1 the police court ihia morning wiih as
Mrs Dr Bonnell M-s  Cailvle Mlsaj saulting Mike Eluke a Slav on Baron
Chester Mrs   Depew   Hiss E   Buler | esa street lasi  night      Complainant
—"       """ appeal  but the constable who
made the arrest said the accused bad
asked  for manej   and  being refused
stood back nnd struck him
Dun Inp had nothing tu say in de
fence and confessed not to have don*.
an* work slnre coming to th" citv
Magistrate Mnt-Oougnll said that thu
citizens muat be protected from nn
snulia and Use approach of footpads
and sentenced Dunlnp to three montns
hm-d labor
Constable Clarke couped a. couple ot
painters \esterdaj  niorning  and thej
ion in the local roundhouse on a
charge of assauIMng Joe Sing of the
Royal restaurant he who controls the
culinary  destinies  of  that  establ'sh
The cause of the trouhle is,
said to have been that after the two
nalnters had pariakeu of Joe's hospi
twit} in the form of a meal thej re :
1 to cash In nh<-n requested to
aid proceeded to make Joe sorn (hn'
he had ever left thc land of floweri
sun-shine and iinlaunrtered shirts Tlie
proprietor   of tha hoipl happein-u to
aar nud enme to the rescue   Tho
it was mado Bhoitli after
WINNIPEG Feb 17—Miss N'ellie Ga
... a^.. aj.vuaa.^- ... ...a. -..a.. ..    ...^ hie of AMiioipt-B »on grcnd diamond
I oitlcsra, the dlreotreaa and aecompan i ^'^ **-[ anminl con,al tor Maniiobn
1st, the music loving people of Fernie I elocutionists   held  lost   night  undei
are Ihdebted for the musical
> the season, and we sincerely hope that
I early efforts will be put forth to hold
the ohorus Intact
Fred-Vance and family-arrived home
on Tuesday from an extended visit in
the Bast
J15 for the use of
tbis week
Nelson News — If the person who
took In error a long black overcoat,
from the barber shop at the Hume hotel on-Wedneaday night will kindly rent tye cigarette papers which were
ona of the pockets to the Hume hc-
I   hd*oHll   ha i-Dutar
R   T   of T   nuiplces
ST   JOHN   N   B   Feb   17—Joseph
MacKeil of   South Sidney and   Wai
ter Murphy of Limerick, Ireland were
struck bj  a train last night   MacMel!
killed and Murphj injured
PICTON, Ont, Feb 18—A grist mill
belonging to John Thompson, South
Bay, waa wrecked yesterday by e-vpio
sfon of a gasoline engine A lad
named Pearson was terribly scalded
and la now in a critical condition
HAMILTON Oa(u .Feb, IS—Because
of a squabble between bis sona
daughters aa to who should settle for
hia keep, William Atkinson 9-1 years
of age was taken to police cells last
The follow Ing telti r speaks tor Itself
The amounts of tlio md (J75 tioncer
ahow that there la tlie sum of J23S jot
to be credited to swne one or some
Can an) out enlighten us on
ho sent the 1338*•
Caluarj  AHA   Feb  11
Secreiarv Fernie  I'lsirM Fire Relief
Committee  Fertile  B   G
Dear Sir
Referring to jour letler of tha 9th
st    I beg to su e that on  August
h we placed (o aour a'COaint     here
$50 from tl.e Wes em Canada Cement
and Coal Com pan j at Exshaw      and
iltt from the citizens ot Exshaw —
hleh  amounts were  withdrawn bv
. our mavor on August 20th   by   bis
cheque amounting to *}56*1
Yours trulv
"n    H   HOQG.
The above amoun* a as credited to
Bank of Montreal   Calgary   sub    in
our donation list
Fernie District Fire Relief
(per A   A   Shanley)
Wm   Fernie s donation of (500 was
wrongly credited to the city of   Victoria hence the jnpald draft
Suits and Overcoats
20 pep eent. discount
We assume all risk regarding fit and workmanship.   We have pleased hundreds, that
speaks for itself.
What's in a Number ?
If x,ou would like an .ui-..*.ei   to tin-, (juostion just
rail np Xo (M on the pi one when oi iU ring your
Giocciie-and jou  -nil!  find tin-,  nnml-er
-<tnii(K lm Best Quality at Reasonable Prices
There is None Better
If iu. guofl aa om  apL-tuil LiamK ot ctiniii-d gooils.
alao our houaeholdami liakeiv H.tut     Ask thoai
who bum uie.1 them—oi liettoi atill—try
them join-belt
A full .stock of Groceries, Fresh Vegetables, eto., always on hand
Fernie Industrial 8c Provi-
dent Co-Op. Society, Ltd. PAGE TWO
For the Proper Discussion of Legitimate
 —:— Questions, pro and con —	
Daily Socialist:  The United    Mine
Workers gave the final slap to the eff-
' ort to start an independent labor party. The^movement never showed life
■ enough to make it dangerous.   It was'
'*" altogether too artificial.    It was too
evidently being manipulated from'the,
top, and very, largely by persons who
were politicians first and trades unionists last or riot at-all. The whole
thing was altogether too plainly an
attempt to copy the English situation,
Every argument for a labor party began and ended with very superficial
parallels of the English movement.
There was to be the same preliminary
Socialist organization, the same pure
and simple labor movement, the same
"Taff-Vale" case and same resulting
triumph for a labor party.
The Socialists were the first- to develop the evolutionary phillsophy of
history ancl to show how each nation
follows a similar line,of growth. But
just as there are striking differences
in the manner In which each individual, person reproduces race history in
his personal growth, so there are even
greater differences .in the course of
development pursued by Individual
countries in their, social and political
It is useless now to discuss the differences between the British and the
American situation. This discussion
, may well be left to the' writers of
the philosophy of history. There is the
one great fact that whatever might
have been the situation a few weeks
- ago, the miners^ have given the death
blow to this hope of a labor, party.
■ It is not alone that the miners are the
largest union'" in America, although
that is sufficient to dampen the hopes
of those who looked for a political
movement to spring out of the trades
unions.'    But the U.  M. W.  is the
" organiation that must necessarily have
led in,such a movement.
Run-over the. list of other unions
and' judge which of them can hope for
success in such a movement unsupported by the miners. .
The miners are' to be congratulated
: on this action. A trade union is not
organized for political work. * Every
attempt, to use the unions as political
machines, has proven injurious to the
union and of little value politically. .-
bor party in^ this and - every other
country. If it is not recognized as
such by organized laborers then-there
is something wrong with the,party or
the union men. Perhaps both' need
some changes and education.,
economists of the colleges .have not
yet found time to discuss. It also
raises some questions concerning Socialist philosophy. Does it not indicate that the competitive stage, of industry is so completely a thing of the
past that it no' longer fixes prices?
If this is true," then we are. in the
very last stages^of capitalism^ If
monopoly has reached the point where
it can maintain prices against the influence of an industrial crisis we are
confronted with a condition of practically permanent crbis,
**.  MENT
Twenty five years ago the Social Democratic federation of Great Britain
advocated the-planting of forests as
a means of relieving the unemployed.
No oiie listened to them at that time,
Thpse who noticed them at all were
sure they were impractical.'; But they
kept on suggesting this and other remedies. The army of unemployed
grew larger, It began to gather In
threatening ranks in the London
streets. • .
Then the British govornment began
to realize that It must do something
to save itself. Then lt turned to tho
remedy offored by the Socialists n
quarter of a century ngo, It,Is now
nnnouneod that the unemployed In
England will bo employed by tho gov
eminent in afforestation of certain
trnciH which nre useless for anything
o-xcupf. tlio growing of troos..
Tlio platform of the Soelnllst party
of tho United States made this samo
suggestion last fall. It. Included a full
progiir mof action noeessnry to moot
tlio unemployed problem, During tlio
campaign evory othor party doilgml
!lir> fjiiesilon, Nov. tlmt It Is growing
bo big Hint lt can no longer bo Ignored Roosevelt lints mipoliiieil n commit*
te*> lo Investigate tlio unemployed
We slneorely hopo thai il will not
bo iwonty-tlvt.' yt'iirs In-fore tinny luivi*
bc'Iiho enough lo nrtnpl th" plnn out*
lined hy Uio SocIiiIIhih. Wc nro .*tilt<>
sure It will not b<> Hint long, Jlrfor.-
that, time will hnvo pnss--il tho workers of America will have i«ihn«>hhh>ii
of tho gnv-r-niiin.'iit, nnd will not need
lo wait for a cnpltiillHt coinmlHHloti to
Nothing llko this over Imppuncil In
any previous iniliinrliil frlsl**. In
other yi-nrH--!.) 1873, In ISSil, In 18!U
— tin* ft'iiHli In lndumry, tin* falling in
w-igi-H, Dm mouth of uii<*-iiployiii*-iii
was nrrninpiinlt-d by railing prices. To
fi slight extent nt lonst, this lenilnil
to iiiUlgn'o the horrors of the crisis,
ft Is different and worse thi*-* time.
Prices are climbing higher, while tho
wages nnd the opportunity of employ*
men! nre ireMlm; W'hh nnd less,
This presents a now problem In po*
IliUili     U-a.UUU|l|>,     ..,'1)     Ol)|     W.t'a.',. l,,.j
(By Prof. Smith Adams)
Another form of co-operation In Industry is what Is known, as Co-partnership, or "profit sharing. A number
of profit, sharing schemes have, been
tried during the last century, but the
most of them have collapsed, and at
present there are only some fifty concerns conducted on this basis.
The objects of profit sharing plans
are to increase profits and to reduce
friction between capitalists and their
To this end the employees are per-
mited to share In the profits of a
business on certain conditions which
vary in different schemes.- In some
of them the employees are encouraged or compelled as part of the plan
to invest their bonus or profits ln the
business. The employees are also,
In a few instances, allowed a voice ln
the management of the concern.
' Under a system of competition any
competitor who can succeed In stimulating his employees to greater exertion.or care in their work" may thereby
obtain an advantage over bis-.rivals,
and this is the idea behind the copartnership and profit sharing plans.
The capitalist employer also hopes,
by tying up -the savings of the employees, to weaken their opposition in
case of disputes as to wages or con-
dltlonsi If a .worker' has ?250 invested In' a company which pays his wages
he will think more than twice before
he strikes against a reduction.
On the other hand the worker hopes
under such a scheme to obtain an,ad-,
dition to his wage.' But very often by
increased energy and care he produces
more for his employers 'than he receives back as bonus or profits.. In
such cases profit sharing schemes are
delusive.   . •     -
. Moreover in cases of loss. the , employes " may have to agree to a reduction'of "wag^in"OTde~rTo~keep~the"bu^^
iness going, although the loss may be
due to mismanagement for which the
wage earners are not responsible.
Even where the workers are represented on the board of directors their
control over the conduct of the business is merely nominal.
n        ...       i      .    -   i •
As these - conditions are . calculated
to undermine trade unionism, profit
sharing schemes are not generally approved by wage earners. In, some instances however, they , work successfully, but It is clear that profit sharing
could not be generally adopted.
.When .a.firm-..has some pull of- a
monopolistic kind which enables lt to
make profits regularly, the directors
may find it to their advantage to
share profits with their employees in
the shop. •;
. An old esabllsbed firm, a trust, or a
gas company, possesses such a pull.
The profits of such a firm mny be due
ln part to the extra energies and caro
of tho wago oarnlng profit sharers and
shareholders, but they are often due
largely to the monopoly olomont ln the
business and tho adoption of profit-
sharing Is merely a device to help to
strengthen the pull.
Some peoplo Imagine that the universal ndoptlon of profit sharing and
co-partnership schemes would uslier
In an Industrial millennium, but such
a development would Involvo tho abolition of compolttlon iind the organization of Industry for iiiulonnl purposes. While 1 imd and capital aie
privately owned nnd competition exists Hoim-onc* must go lo the wall, and
llio tendency Is for wages to bo ruled
by tho lowest rate.
If, then, profit sharing firms, wlio
"made" lossos reduced wages, profit
sharing firms who made profits would
follow suit, nnd If the wage eurners,
iu order to become "co-partners" allowed their trades unions io decay,
ihey would find themselves powerless
against the employers, niul thoir Inst
slate would be worse thnn their first,
Tlio profit shining argument Is slm-
llnr to tho teetotal argument. Tho
teetotaller has more money to sham
than the drinkers, just n» the man
who can live on oatmeal has more
money to spare thnn the beef enter.
Hut If nil the workors lived on oatmonl
nnd water the tendency under competition would lie for wngi-s to drop to
ihe oat meal and water l-<v-<] of hiiIihIh-
So It n large number of firms adopt*
•■il profit sharing Hchemes the net receipts of the worl.'-rs, wages plus
bonus, would tend to drop to tlio level
of tlio -imnnnl reenivetl bv the   xvnrnl
I unld   workers In nny particular   In*
I iitimry,
-Daily Socialist: That .the. business
men "of the'city of Chicago have been
seeking secretly to house a few of the
unemployed is not due to any pious
desire on their part ro keep their left
hands from knowing the acts of their
rights. They are not overly modest
as to their charitable acts.     -'
Their secrecy in.regard to the establishment of a-branch of the municipal lodging house is but a-part of
the campaign of deceit concerning industrial conditions that has been conducted, for the last year. There has
been a general agreement tbat all mention of the misery and'sufferiug of the
.workers shall be suppressed. Although
the relief societies are bankrupt in
the face of the heaviest calls ever yet
made upon their resources, although
the army of workless workers grows
greater each day, yet nothing is said
of these things in the press controlled
by the employing class.
There is a haunting fear in the very
heart of present society lest the "workers come to recognize their own misery and act as a class to relieve it. If
each sufferer can be made to' believe
that he is an exception and that his
sufferings are due to hi3 own personal
weakness, then there can be no general, Intelligent revolt. So a strong
effort, is being made to suppress all
facts tending to show a. general condition of unemployment and of suffering.
This effort at suppression would be
most strikingly defeated If the unem^
ployed should be forced upon the pub
lie streets in such hosts that their
presence would attract attention. Besides, even the unemployed get troublesome when the freeze upon - the
streets in too large numbers. Hence
the attempt to secretly cover them up
during the nights.
5Vere they brought to improve the
conditions of-tlie'',workers of this pro-
fince, or were'-they introduced to
bring the whites down?to the-Asiatic,
level, in the interests "qf those who'd'e-:
sire cheap labor?.;"   ...
Several men, have had the audacity
to. suggest that the. Asiatics
organized, and others have argued "to
the end" that w"e should patronize Chinese and Japenese "merchants exclusively,' but..neither of these schemes
have been seriously* entertained,, and
the miners are.the first to break away
from the idea jthat the Japanese ought
to be shunned by, union men, tliis policy,.being advocated, by employers .in
an' effort to keep' us fighting one another instead of the common enemy.
Since this country was first, opened
up people of every known race have
been imported for the alleged purpose
of tilling theAsoll, but really served the
purpose of reducing the price of labor
power. We have. endeavored to organize them all; .without regard for color, language, or creed, and while we
have been slow to recognize the Asiatics as worthy of consideration, economic necessity,-compels us to undertake any problem that will reduce the
competition between us for obs.
As a means of self preservation the
United Mine Workers have taken tin:
only course possible under the clrc'ubi-
stances, and we will watch with inter-
est the result of the experiment.
♦♦*»*»♦ ♦ ♦ ♦♦»♦ ♦♦♦♦♦<$>♦
Mine,Workers Journal: Vice-President Galvin of District 18 was one of
the deepest thinkers and; most active
men in the convention. There Is hardly a phase of the labor movement he
has not studied from all its angles. He
Is an ardent Socialist, but not one of
the kind that is impractical. He believes in moving step by step, taking
all he gets and reaching out for more.
After all there Is very little difference
between this kind of Socialism and
Trades Unionism. We are all crying
for more, and what we will all want
ultimately and want it together is a
matter for th'e future to decide, In
the meantime let us be thankful that
we have such men as Galvin to inspire our efforts.
There, was a large crowd of delegates, who chafed under the delay caused by the factionalism In the convention and expressed their resentment
at every opportunity. 7
, A fellow walked Into a doctor's office up north this week and said that
he wished"to be examined. After the
examination ■ he said: "Doctor, how
much do I owe you?"
The doctor answered "Three dollars."
"Well, how much will the prescription be?" ,,
The doctor, said "One'dollar."    ,
"Well," said the fellow, "if you will
loan me that one dollar to,pay for the
prescription I will, owe you four."
"Give me back the prescription,"
said the doctor and he started to cut
out one item.
"Doctor, you are crossing something
out?"-   , v
"Yes," said the doctor, "I had had
something down there for your nerve
but you do not need it."
♦     Political Prospects of Labor     *}
Alberta       **
'■'•■-""a  Elections'
Balance sheet of .the. Rossland Union Co-Operative store for the year
1908: .     '     , '
To share capital..  1 $6039.00
To Creditors   .-.   .-' 6257.42
Assets above liabilities  . 1076.00
(Eechwlg and Sorkfo, Props.)
Now opon to tho  public
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Everything: now and up-to-dato
Handsome Dining Room Attached
Music ovory aftornoon and night
James H. McVety in the Vancouver
World: - * -.    -     ..
7'The decision-of the,United Mine
Workers union to allow Orientals to
become members of their organization
marks another epoch in the history of
the trade union movement in western
Canada.       ,
Undoubtedly the action of this body
will be severely criticized especially
in the eastern and middle provinces,
where the emigrants from the far east
are few in number, and where their
activities have been, confined largely
to the operation of laundries, restaurants and to the sale of Oriental
It is a matter of regret, probably,
that the influx of Asiatics has not been
more general throughout Canada, in
order that nil should understand the
menace these people have become in
the labor markets of the Pacific and
■Western Cnnnda, ,
The working class of the west have
always been opposed to the Importation of Orientals, not for sentimental
reasons but on account of their competition for tho jobs occupied by Europeans.
From time to timo the agitation has
caused small disturbances but the government, while thej*. hnve shut, out a
largo number of Chinese, hnvo done Utile to slop tho hordes of Japanese,
the strength of tho Japnnese navy perhaps furnishing tho real roason, although the reason glvon sounds a little
more diplomatic.
During nil the yenrs this question
hns been before tho pooplo tho oast*
erners have treAtbd It as a jolco, not
understanding tho foothold these people were making for thomsolvos, until
ut this time wo find the Chinese mid
JiipniK'se practically In possession of
the flRhlng, lumbering nnd gardening
business In British Columbia, and
hosts of them also working as carpenters, bricklayers, tailors nnd practical*
ly ovory othor trado that, does not
necessitate the use of too complicated
niiichliHiry. Recently In Vancouvor
one of the principal building trndos
found It necosHnry to work on tho
same building with Asiatic onrpeiitoi'H
not bocnuso thoy llko It, but hecouso
they hnd In do this or else go idle,
The prospects of greeting llro, Yip
Lee or Hro. Togo lu tho union moot Ing
mny not be a pleasant one,   but   the
matter has been seriously considered
by tlie miners nml thoy find thnt tin*
Ichh they recognize the prime factor
the .Inpiinost* have buccmo by admit*
ting them to tliolr organization, thoy
1 cannot i-xpect to control the conl niln*
I Ing Industry In British Columbia and
I AmeMit,
W),(-)( i-|.j* \)h' Pj*.j>r*rtn!i!ty lins been
! afforded the .laps have been found at
I amor and willing to Improve tliolr con*
i dltioiiH as any of the Europeans, and
| (In* off leers of tho mine workors suite
'Mint they compare favorably with ull
riiiii-i-.M iih ini- ns staying puv,t*t». -a,ui
I discipline nro concornod,
j Until recently tho light agnlnst the
i Hi tin men from Japan was conducted
. by ibe workers nlono nml tho employ*
!"is nml merchants hired them on ««v*
j ••ry poHRllilu occnslon, but latterly they
iii" uunpi'tliiK wltli ihe meiTliaiit-i,
j who put up a mont awful howl nbout
. il.'* ui.l-.iu num uwonltlng tho'-c fame
I in* ii who woro formerly employed In
! iirffc-ii-ncc to white men, and who
i an- now engaged Id running utores of
. tl.efr liWtl.
To stock and cash on hand *
-To^flxtures. horses etc. ...
. 1322 .'95
To shareholders. Trade Acct.-4571.10
nfhe general elections in the province
of Alberta are drawing close,, and the
voice of the politician is" heard in the
land. ..The old-time parties^are quite
agreed as'.to" t*ie "prosperous conditions" prevailing in the province which
appears,all the more vexing to the
"outs" so far removed from the political '.'feed-box."
The uonlly' disturbing factor , which
is likely to upset political calculations
is the manifest unrest of Labor,'and as
a consequence there is much fluttering
In the political dove-cotes.;.: .tJ-
. The Liberals, taking time by the fore
lock, have-already captured.a saw-dust
effigy, 'called ' the Independent Labor
Party of Lethbridge, (which so far has
only proved its "independence" by
refusing to pay the legitimate expenses of Its representative) and . were
successful in getting a "safe and sane"
Individual in the person of D, McNab
to replace W. C. Simmons, the previous official Liberal representative in
Lethbridge. . .
In Calgary the Conservative party
hoping to offset the advantage, already
gained by the Liberals In "wooing labor," have invited the railroad labor
organizations to nominate a candidate
to run tandem in the Conservative
team racing for political supremacy in
the city of Calgary. So, already,
there is a "Liberal Labor" representing
Lethbridge, and a, prospective "Liberal Conservative Labor" representative
for Calgary.'
To the average wage worker all this
should be convincing enough; this political intriguing has a deep purpose
underlying it all; this drawing of ,red-
herrings across the trail is an effort
to turn the' workers aside from the
real issue confronting them—the class
■ The Liberal and Conservative parties are but the political expressions
of "business interests" whose , whole
object is the exploitation of Labor,
upon which "our great prosperity"
has been built; to keep .the workers
divided upon side issues depends their
whole existence—the quiet determination of labor to rise out of its age-long
slumber TO TAKE .what rightfully belongs to Labor, is.what is most feared.    • ......
Now  Open
Fernie, B. C.
Steam   Heated; Throughout
. .    ■:.,        .,    ■ ,$13,372.42
Liabilities to creditors and stock on
hand are. rather large owing to our
receiving from Toronto just previous
to stock taking a car of groceries
amounting to $3000.
December 31,1908
Share capital  $6039.00
Trade shares  13310/00
Profits    1076.00
This Is 73-4 per cent bn the,actual
turnover. Coupons to the amount, of
$12,033.60 have been brought in, enabling us to pay a dividend of 8 per
cent to purchasers and 3 per- cent to
non-shareholders, after allowing, for
Interest on share capital.
We have received 41 new shareholders into the Association during the
last four months term.
Our expenses for the last term were
a little over 12 per cent. During the
next term we wish to increase our
trade so as to bring expenses to a 10
por cent baBls. We pay our employees
good wages.
It will bo noticed that our sales wero
nearly $6,000 more during this term
thnn the previous one.
The increase exceeded our expectations nnd our store Is' apparently Increasing In'favor as tho days go by;
A. Rizzuto
Fernie Livery, Di% & Transfer Co.
Contracts Taken      7
Including Stump Pulling, Land Clearing and Ploughing.    Let us .
figure on your next job "■  ^
Rubber Tired Buggies, New Turnouts
PARIS, Feb, 17—M. Surcouf, director of tho Socleto Astra, which constructed tho Clement Bayard and similar airships, states that his firm has
been for somo littlo time In negotiation with n group of well known financiers In London nt the head of which
Is Lord Urassoy, for the'formation of
nn English company similar to the
Socloto Astra.
He snld: "When I was In London
somo littlo time ago, I dlnod with several mombers of tho Aero club and the
Automobllo club, When I spoko of
flying In an alrBhlp from Paris to London they thought it. was ridiculous. I
nm really astonished that Great Britain is so far bohlnd In nerlnl navigation,
"To show the confidence our company hns In the now vonturo it will
Invent $100,000 I nthe 12nglls!i enter*
prlHO If tho negotiations aro successful. And In that enso we will deliver
th first airship by flying It from
PnrlB to London,"
ing place Is to be seen by the activity
of the REAL Labor party of Alberta,
represented by the Socialist party bf
Canada; which is fully alive ,to the
situation and those psuedo-labor decoy
ducks will be relegated to the oblivion
Waiting' them.
In Calgary a. full ticket of the Socialist party will run; Edmonton, Vic*,
torla, Red Deer, Wetasklwin . and
Claresholm are "placing Socialist farmers in the political field, and even
Maeleod and Pincher Creek Socialists
are girding up their loins for the coming fight.
Taber will run a candidate, as will
Lethbridge; in the latter place it.was'
expected that a four, cornered contest
would ensue, but according to present-
appearances, the "Labor" member will
not even get the nomination; the conglomeration which put lilm forward Is
to all intents    and purposes defunct.
The Bankhead district will surely
be contested and the showing of the
vote will see the working class nominee well to the fore, If not actually,
victorious." , . -
In the "Pass" the qhnnces of victory
ore splendid, but lt requires a forceful
candidate to be put forward, for fl
combination of the Llborals nnd Conservatives is to bo expected,
Tho shrlekings of tho Prank Paper
will not bo lost upon the government
who realize a' dangor In n strong
body of uncompromising workingmen
nt Edmonton and no effort will bo spar*
i-d to dofeat them at the polls; all the
chicanery known to capitalist politic
lans will be In ovldpiieo.
Tho movement In Alborta Is eauso
for congratulation; It bids fair to
leave D. C, bohlnd,
Tho U. M. W. of A. will suroly
have to bo reckoned with; thoy, with
tho fariiK-rs, will mako somo politic*
Inns wondor what hns struol' thnt.
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Furniture Department
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HALIFAX. N. 8. Fob, 15—Hon, W,
Fielding arrived from Ltvciliuoi >*<»u,.**
dny. Ho Is highly pleased wltli the
fniorons of his mlmton to France nirl
Tlmt "light of knowledge" whloh
illuminates tho Frank Paper has beon
throwing fits and In horrified nt the
idea of "Propputy" being dlufi'aiichlsi*d
lu tlio ovent of a Soelnllst. being re*
tu mod for tlio Pass.
Cli-orly, economics Is not his forto;
ho hover stoppod to consider that ev*
nry cont of value in property is there
berniise of LAIJ0I1.
"Unearned Inciimont", profit, Inter*
est, nnd rent nil nrlso from tho same
The vaporlngfl of that sheet arc
cleavly In the Interests of those en*
Furthermore ilie lurgcsi invvMium oi
•ia'i'il'.. '•■ Dial 'tUsljjd *>*t not oven
residents, but live In "furrln parts,"
so where docs disfranchisement como
It  M-<-m* quite right  io    ask our
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Goodeve Speaks
OTTAWA, Fob. 18—In tho Houso of
Commons thin aftornoon Mr, Driifi-oiivy
iiBlced: "In the BOttlonu'iil of the At,
Peter's rosorvo was thoro nny arrangement mndo by which minors could
trnnafer lands? My ioimon for nHkliig
Ih tlmt ti number of young men under
21 yenm, somo only 12 yenrs old, lmvo
Hold tliolr Inn iln nnd I lmvo novorul
rnmiilnlntR from parontu 'regarding tlio
Mr. Oliver roplled: "I nm Informed
thnt tbo lnnd did not taro to minors, It
went to th« parent mid tho linront hnd
tho right of dlflpoultion,** . ■ •*•
"Mr. Bradbury: "There Ir somo mis*
tnko In thnt, bcrmiHO tlieno young nifii
hnvo pnrtod with tliolr rights, I know
*f wr. et\ae In pnrtirulnr wlii-m n
young man Bold his patent Issuo-l In
IiIb nnme, nnd I understand ho sold
IiIb lnnd,"
Mr, Oliver: "The terms of tho «ur*
render did not provide for grant*, being given to mlnorH nnd if thoro nro
nny such trnnnnctlons they nre outside
of the arrangement-*) and aro of course
of no effect.
A bill extending tho timo of tho completion of tho Kootenay Centrnl Hallway to lt>12 w*« reported,'Col. Thom-
«cn explained that thin In it C. P, R.
project to build n lino from Fort Steele
tii th*? ,n.*roM.a*ffl..V boundary to Ool*
Aen nn tbe main lino,   Tlio company
hns the power to build lilies lo nny
mlnos which mny, be developed nlong
Its lines,
- Mr Goodovo of Kootonny suirt his
constituents wore opposed to n long
extuiislon of. timo. Fruit rnnchors In
tlio volley of the Columliln rivor whom
this line would servo, nro nnxious to
hnvo the lino constructed nt an early
dnto, . .  , ,.
Ilo,nulled tlmt, n portion of tho rond
nt lonst, bo constructed Inimcdlntoly,
Up to the prosont lime nothing but
grading hns boon dono,
•NEW YORK, Fob, 17-Mntt Mnlonoy
winner of tho ChrlHtmns Mnrnthon run
from llyo to Now York, hns posted n
con Hied check for #1000 with Win,
Hicks, Jr., for n nineh rnco with nny
of llio Mnrnthon iininors,
Mnlonoy Is being backed by .Inmeii
liyncb of Yonkors,
Mnlonoy snld ho would profor io
tnko on Longboat olthor Indoor or out,
foi n Bldo hot of $(,000   or $10,000,
If Mndlson Sfjiinro gnrdon is avail-
nblo hn will rnco thoro, lho wlmior lo
tifio all, or" If outdoors he would go
ovor tho eour'so from Ryo to Columbus
pln-ln for n'sldo bnt of mn.flOO, Mnlon*
ey (a nbout the only mnn nblo to cope
with Loiigbum, IniiMiiuuli uh thu in*
dlnii lms bqnteii both ppituido ana
Shrubb. Thfit the mooting between
thb two would bo a corking content Is
nsBiirod, nnd if the bnchora of Long*
!;o.'it cove:* i!:c larklt c::t o.' tlo £;*c*;i
est Mnrathon runs in tlio lilutory of tho
sport will bo witnessed,
Unckors of Mnlonoy nro confident
he can bent nny Marathon runnor nllvo
Alt** Younslf the Question
Why not iihu Chnmhiti'liiIn'H Pnln
Bnim when you have rhouumtism? We
feel sure tlmt tho result will bo prompt
and HAtlsfnetory. Ono appMcntlon iv*
lleves tho pain, and many havo boon
ermsnently eared by its use. 25 and 50
cent slzos; for isle by all druggists.
the  Rich  Man   and Lazarus as
We Have them To-Day
'    In a recent i3sue of the Toronto World, side by side are.the following
accounts of two happenings,- one of the suicide" of an out of work, and the
other of a visit of King Edward to Germany:,
"The dinner was a brilliant spectacle
■''•"Worrying because, tie. had been out
of work for  nearly, a  year,  Arthur
Folkes strayed ,to the northwest section of the city in search of employ,
merit, and being still unsuccessful at
eight o'clock last.night;put "a bullet
iii hie head.     The revolver was found
in the snow,beside the body, -which lay
close to theCanada Foundry" Company
premises,        ....    ..     •'     .- .  -a     '■
County Crown Attorney Drayton
was notified, and an inquest will be
, held.' '
• Folkes was 32 years ofiage. He was
born In England.. He le:ives a _ wife
and »two children In destitute circumstances."	
King Edward sat between the emperor
and empress with Queen Alexandra
at the emperor's left. All the imperial
princes were present. Prince Von Bue-
low, the" imperial chancellor, was op
posite their majesties. The table was
strewn with red/white and blue flowers AND THE DINNER SERVICE
The emperor wore the' uniform of
ttie British RoyahDragoons while the
King was attired as a Prussian Geii-'
, After their dinner their majesties
held a reception and the emperor bestowed decorations on the members
of the King's suite and the British
embassy.".       .
We make-no comment whatever on, the above. .The deep, * unutterable pity of the one, the fathomless pathos surrounding, his .vain struggle
for a livelihood. for himself, the little wife and mother nnd the children,
are inthemsolves!to.Oi"mu'tely, eloquent.,to need comment—we leave it with
the fair .minded reader.      ' : *-,"■»,'*
The other -case, "luxuriating in extravagance and uncounted wealth, acts
as a background for the former picture—pu whicli not even the artist with
the most vivid''imagination could improve.
;..     We cannot be accused of -'Ies majeste", but we cannot stifle -the ott-
'repeated ■ question:  "Why, have", some so much, and others nothing at all?*' .
FRANK, Feb. 13.—The C. A. C. &
C. Co. are at'work- developing the coal
deposits half way between Turtle and
Goat mountains. ■ ,; Four- years ago a
shaft was sunk some three hundred
feet, a power house, built but it was
abandoned. .
Now the company are pumping out
the shaft and use it as an air shaft.
They, intend sinking another shaft and
strike the vein and operate it as a
new development.   ■ .
The company have about 150 men
at'work at present, more for development than for the, production of 'coal
at present.       >■ • ,
Successfully Near Denver by
Two Men-Large Amount
Was Secured
->.:". ..';^UVtERY
Sold Like Cattle to the Highest Bidder—One Way of
Securing Work
B. E. WALKER, President |  paid_up Capjtal      $10,000,000
ALEXANDER LAIRD, Gen. Manager. |  Reserve  Fund      -      6,000,000
Donald McNab Introduces
: Public Bill-Wants Biweekly Pay
;  . '        v a
; EDMONTON', ■ Feb.' 18—Thursday or
Friday will see' the railway policy of
Premier Rutherford announced in tlie
Legislature. D'Arcy Tate, G. T. P.
Solicitor, reached the city to-day from
the coast, and states that he will' on
Wednesday conclude negotiations with
the-government as-to,what G. T-.P.
branch lines 'will, receive Government
.     OSITION;
aid." *-He will,remain here,.till Friday
to meet with the railway commissioners.-      ■ "■    "    •'   ' ■''   ""•■
Donald McNab of Lethbridge, Labor
member, exercised his right, as a private member to introduce a public bill
when he brought down a measure providing that employers must pay' wages
bi-weekly. The bill is. called tho, Bi*.
Weekly Wages BillJand'it Is the'flrst
legislation this session for. the direct
benefit of the laboring- classes-. The
bill is directed principally . against
mine operators ln the soiith, who do
not pay only once a month. ,-It is the
first time in the-legislature thai; fi'ny
member has used bis right to introduce a public bill,
During  tlie  consideration  of    the
bill to grant a charter to the Central
Alberta Railway Company,    a short
•line from Bllorslle west to river and
northeast to Strathcona, Mr. McKenzie
of Maeleod pointod out that tho bill
did not conform to the principle adopted by him In the first and,second
sessions, that no railway company bo
nllowod to nmnlgnmato or transfer powers to any but anothor railway company, ,. This bill -did not specify   lho
railway company in the clause giving
tlio Incorporated company powor -to
enter into an agreement with tho other company for leasing or convoying
powers undor,tho act,    Mr, McKontsie
thought tho 'Legislature should not do*
part from this principle now standing.
It was explained to him that tho road
wiis to bo constructed "for tbo benefit
, of a coal mino, and thnt clmifio, In not
specifying '.the-  railway'    company,
, sought to make It possible for an Incorporated' transfer   tin*
rond to a coal company if It woro no*
' coRsnry.        ,..-.-
'Tlio clause was allowed to Htond un*
\ til Mr. Boylo of Sturgeon, who   was
" handling,tho bill, should bo.prosont.
Tbo nnmo of tlio comnnny was ehang*
' od   to rond   "Strathcona Central Hy..
Company;"   '■-■:..■•.■■*■'■■■>
Bills  to Incorporate.,., tl|p Cardston
, Club, tlio Boiitliorn Alborta Ry, Co.,
i and to'oHtablleh Dr, Stoolo'n standing
j ns ii pliyHlcliin in ,1110 provlnco woro
| reported   on from' tlio Commlttoo of
! tliq.Whole-        ,,'".7-' '■.■-.
Tbo commlttoo which Is to frame
, tho bbundnrlen of thb now cotiHtltu*
enclos undor alio Redistribution bill
will.hold Its first mooting-* In tho Le*
glBlutlvo chamber to-morrow at 8
o'clock, ' ■'■"■
Tho UfBL railway, bill,to pans the
Houso ' Ib the bill, Incorporating the
Hncliur Ciui-i* uuA ouulbuiu ni.r.i.u>
Co., who tin- j-iroJor-t'Tii-** n lino tw.ith
from Pincher Crook to tho International boundary^** *•*-■•*••.
An not, respecting nppoalB from assessments tn towns and cities also
passed, bringing tho total completed
Willi tor tho Ht'BMion up u> elgnt.
VICTORIA, B. C Feb.'17—The .debate upon the second reading of the
water Clauds act was commenced in
the legislature to-day by Hon. F. J.
Fulton,,'minister, of- works; • who ex-,
plained the general' terms of the bill.
He gavea'history of water legislation
in the' province, and referred fo the
fact that the present bill gives* all records- issued iiv the ;pst,' provision is
made for a board to sit oil questions
affecting- water -.rights and this board,
is to be given plenary powers, there
being'rio appeal from' their decision!
■■.-In' dealing with the Grand Trunk
Pacific bill J.- A. Macdonald, Rossland,
.1 _ ,. J .... _A£.._4l. .. T^{ la 4...41 l_^raaara4a cat.,/a rt-^^+iari ir_
"It-aUCl     Uf.-lUr;-JJlucl m- vj/]J'-»&la.aa4ii7==i.Uvaa-
the'-sa'me line as Mr. Oliver did the
other day. He"'drew attention to the
fact that'little provision is'made in
the approved'plans'of Prince^ Rupert
to-give future-lnn'iMtiJiits'ac'ce-ss tS the
sea in their streets .'-Mr'. Carter moved
the adjournmenttind will probably be
heard upon the subjects to-morrow! '
, In the committee of the house upon,
the bill for incorporation of the Goal
River ' Power company, the leader of
the opposition drew attention to'the
need of a general act to cover all railway applications for charters as does
the companies act for all incorporation
of companies.
DENVER,-' Colo.;- Feb.- 13.—Two
masked bandits held up the Denver
and Rio Grande train No. 4 at Mill-'
tary Junction between Fort *Logan aud
Denver at' 3/45 o'clock this morning,
.looting the mail car and registered
mail. The train was due to arrive at
Denver at"-10.45'last night but was running late. -There is a steep grade after leaving the junction and' as the
train reached ' the .crest two ' "men
sprang into the glare of the headlight.
One ran' rapidly towards the engine
and,the other climbed into the cab!
He had a gun in each' hand and quickly had the fireman and engineer under
subjection." As soon as'the train was
stopped the other bandit ran to the
baggage car door and. hammered on
it. ' During this time the men were
shooting rapidly along the side to intimidate the pase'siigers and 'train men
and it estimated that they fired .at
least "fifty shots.- The bandit in the
engine compelled the engineer and
fireman to accompany him' and while
one of the bandits stood-guard' -over
the- engineer the other 'compelled the
fireman toente rthe mail car and to
point out the registered mail. Then*
they' marched the engine cerw back to
the engine and ordered tli'em to proceed -to Denver3at full speed, threatening to- shoot if" not immediately obeyed- " ''-.. "■ ■ ■.
The bandits'made good their escape
is believed they really made their way
to Denver.' 'A half dozen secret ser'ioe
men proceeded to the scene of the hold
NEW YORK, Feb. .15.—An auction
of white men on Lincoln's birfhdav
was the spectacle that drew thousands
of persons to the Parkside Presbyterian church in Flatbush to-night. The
auction was in "reality an object lesson of the conditions prevailing among
working people and served to get jobs
for a number of men. The church
was crowded"when the Rev. John E.
Long ' outlined the pitiable condition
of those who were willing to work but
unable to secure positions. He introduced Edward T. O. Laughlin, who
conducted the sale, and he' outlined the
plan to "which., the men had agreed.
This was to offer them, as it were, on
the block, to the person who gave
them a job through which they could
earn subsistence and a few dollars
besides if possible. The money- end
was an after consideration, as the men
who had come to him wanted food and
shelter principally. Mr. Lougnlin
then led to the' platform' fifty men,
young and old, more or less shabbily
dressed. :
•All wore'black masks to'conceal
their identity to all but' the purchasers.
Each man was numbered. Number 10
the first man preesnted was represented as an iron worker, a moulder, long
out of work", in want; and willing' to
work at anything. Several men in
the audience walked tb - the platform
and as in slavery days critically surveyed the subject. One man went so
far as to feel the man's limbs and his
muscles. It'was finally announced'
that the man had been sold to W.' F.
Copeland, who would give'him employment in0an industrial' association in
New-York. ' The terms were not announced. : " " -.
' No. 21; the next man up, was described as having served in the Boer
war, and ill- tbe ■ United States army
in the Philippines,, an electrician by
trade. He-went to-a Flatbush family, whose • name-was withheld by-request.     "It was announced that   the'
Branches throughout Canada, and in United States and England
$5 and under  3c
.   ' Over,$5 and not exceeding $10... 6c
Over $10 and not exceeding $30 . ,10c
Over $30 and not exceeding $50.. 15c
These orders are payable at par at every office of a Chartered bank in
Canada (except in the Yukon) and at the principal banking points in    the
United States.'     They are negotiable at $4.90 to the £ sterling ih. Great
Britain and Ireland. ■
They, form an excellent method of remitting small sums, of money with
safety and at small cost and may be obtained without delay.
R 0 Y A L
Manager, Fernie.
Bar Unexcelled
All White Help
Young DrisGoll Caused Firs
Near High River-Will .:
Ask for New Trial
The German "Ripper" Continues
Nefarious Work
Call in and
see us once
C. .W. DAVEY & CO:, Props.
family would give him $35 per month
NEW YORK, Feb, 15—Dr..G. W.
Wylle of Syracuse, who arrived here
from Bermuda on the steamer Prince
George to-day told of a narrow escape
from death which he and .Prof, S, M.
Smallwood of Syracuse university, experienced while diving for rare sponge
specimens on the south shore of Pag
et,„ The clearness of the wator deceived them and' they struck ' their
heads hard on the bottom. Prof,
Smallwood was rendered unconscious,
but Dr. Wylle, who was not lilt so
hard, got his companion out of tho
up and'Chief Armstrong; sent an ,au-,
tomobile load' of policemen to' assist
in the search. The surrounding country is being scoured and the troops at
Fort Logan may be asked for help.
A horse and buggy was stolen from a
farmer'in the neighborhood of thehold
up, but whether by the robbers or by
accomplices has not been ascertained
as yet. 7
Only registered mail was taken and
its value is unknown, One of the
packages taken is said to have contained currency, from a Salt Lake bank in
amounts variously estimated at from
$1000 to $7000. The local authorities
say they do not know how much was
in this package.
and board. ,'*'-"'    '     '
No. 23, a painter, went to a Newark
party who promised to give him $10
a week.   •   *■      ■ ■;
No. 4, a gray haired man, was'taken
away by a young man' who said he
would- give, him a home and work at
once.        ." * •    v:   ■.*'•'. '
Thus six all were disposed of
ors, many of them having felt keenly
the scenes they had • witnessed, formed themselves into, a committee ' to
take.charge of the-44 remaining .men
and promised to find .homes and jobs
for. them. '.   "'
John D. Rockefeller, ■ who * was invited to be present, sent a telegram
regretting his Inability to, be present.
CALGARY, Alta., Feb". 13—Florence
briscoll,' who-was convicted on Tuesday last of the crime of'incendiarism
near High River, appeared before Mr.
Justice Harvey yesterday forenoon* to
receive his. sentence. ■ In sentencing
young Driscoll ,to ten the provincial penitentiary Mr.. Justice Harvey said he could not" understand how
a jury could bring in a verdict-of not
guilty iii1 the "case of the elder Driscoll after the son having been convicted on the same charge. The sentence
was- as light .as his lordship could
possibly make it under the circumstances as the crime of which the
young'man was committed'permitted
of a life sentence.      ,   ' ,- ■
It is understood that an..application
will be made to the department of
justice for a new trial for the Dris-
colls.',       :  -•* -   •'   .
, CHEYENNE, Feb. 17—Protection
for tho elk In the shape of a wlnr-T
refuge Is tlio proposal contained In n
memorial to congress nsklng that u
tract of lnnd sbtitli of Yollowstoun
pari* bo sot nsldo. Tlio Hiiggstlon hns
como" from tho Wyoming lPRlsl-ittii*'.*
nnd Is tho outconio of reports Hint UO-
000 elk nro starving In tho mountain*,
of WoBlorn Wyoming.'
He Does Not Use any Head Work in
Connection with his Races
•BROCKVILLE, Fob,- 17—l.llko O'-
Connoll,. u prosperous I"
Kitloy towimhlp, nged about sixty
)'oai*B, wiib suffocated by upsetting out
of'hlH cutter.' on tlio way homo from
lown on Snturdny night, Ills oompnn*
Ion nnmort Tlothwoll, was nHloop In .tlio
snow quito uuconiielouH bf tlio fntoof
hip companion, .
tha inon bad boon drinking at Jim*
per vlllngt) and weur on tliolr, way
homo when tlio cutter upset,
' OTTAWA, Fob, 17—Stippjomcntni'y
lot on* put ent liavo boon Im-nibd oxtond'
Inn tlio poworu of tho Crown Nost Fobs
f'nnl Co.    *•   ■
NANTON, Fob, 17—InBpuctors Camion nml Hotcbklsa spout Mondny In
•Nnnton looking Into complaints mado
ugalUBt tlio Cayloy hotol. , Former
Proprietor Bartloy B. Hold! wan con*
vlctccl nnd fined 960 nnd costs for hnv*
Ing Hold liquor nftor his llconso wan
simpondod, Ho wan also convicted of
havlnir oponed bin bnr on Octobor 20
Dominion oloctlon dny, nftor tho polls
' hnd clone,!,
Mnny Sleepiest Night Owing to a Per*
' niitent Cough, Relief Found nt LiUt
"For sovornl wlntorn jinst my wlfo
linn boon troubled with n most portls-.
tnnt nnd (UHnmroenblo coimh which In-
vnrlnbly extended over « porlod of sovornl woolen and cniisoil hor many Bleep*
lcflB jilBhtB," writes Will J. Hrtyner.
editor of tho llurloy, Colo., Dullotln,
"VnrloiiB romcillofi woro trlod oncl,
your with no bcmuflclnl ronultH. In Novombor Inst tho cough ngnln put In nn
nppcnrnticc* nnd my wlfo noting on tho
BiiggoBtlon of ft friend, purclmHoil a
botlo of Cliitniborlnlii'H Co*inh Rt'iiu*dy,
Tho result wns Indeed mnrvollous. After three* ilosi'S tho cough entirely (Mb
npprmrod nnd linn not manifested It*
Bfclf since," Thin ronu-ily In for »nlo
by nil druggists.
The special correspondent, of Tn-.i
Montreal Star who witnessed the big
Shriibb-Longboat race, hrs the follow*
I nc to say about Shrubb:
"Don't over talk to mo again about
Alfred Shrubb's canny racing brnlns,
Ho hasn't any—at least I think he
hasn't any, which may not, provo it
to anyone besides myself, In the llrst
plnco ho trnlns too fine, Ho did not
lonvo himself nny surplus energy for
tho fng ond of the journey,, A mnn
who runs a M'tirnthon'shoulll bo overweight—any whore from live to ton
pounds. Ho Hhould hnve a littlo sur*
plus fnt lo burn up, SJirubb would no
doubt,hnvo run n much hotter rnco if
ho hnd novor, donned n Hhoo during
tho postponement. Alf.. Shrubb docs
not know how to food hol'nisi'lf'rnlwhr
not. know how to fee dhiiu'solf for such
n "grind.
■ Instead of a good.steak nnd tonst
nnd vegotnbl6s, boforo'tho rnco ho nta
nri ogg'iind toiiHt nnd ton,
Whnt kind of stiiiY Ih toiiHt niul Ion
hnd egg for n mini's job llko a Marn*
thon? i\
Shrubb did not know onpiigh to toll
IiIh handler** when he noodod sllmu*
lnn'tB, Ho must hnvo known nt nineteen mllefi thnt he wiib tiring and ho
should have iiBkcd for what wnH given
him nt. twpiity*two inllon, after he hnd
first stopped to walk. A Btlmulnut
will not revive n corpse—nml' Alflo
Shrubb wn» n racing torpso at twenty
two miles',
"Somo pooplo criticize' -Shrubb lor
^ulut,' co uuiuy )ui>.i uml nny he );l!lt-il
hin own cIhiuccb, 1 don't think ho.
Shrubb is llko n high speed englno. He
can go nt r» fi.20 clip enfller thnn ho
enn nt n 0 mlnuto clip, Thnt Ih his
nntiirnl Hpe-i-d nnd h* will tiro just n»
enslly at the Blower ns nt tho higher
pneo, Ho did not tense tho Indlnn
enough on tho trnelc. A littlo Jollying
might hnvo got the redskin chnslng
him,' but beyond prnnelng mound In
front of lilm n fow tlmoH Shrubb did
nothing but gallop. When ho com
mencod to tire—nnd I.ongbnnt wan tired too—why didn't ho get In front
nnd enso inn pint' up mid *■*<> miit*..*
hlmsolf nlong,
"I know It Is'ensy to criticize after
nn event Ih over but just tho snmo if
Shrubb hnd racing brnlns he did not
iihp thom In thr* mc*'."
WINNIPEG,' Feb;, 17—C. W. Speers,
general colonization agent of the Dominion government, has returned from
an extensive trip through the west to
perpare for the Influx of immigrants
at the opening of the spring and reports everything in splendid, condition to receivo as many as can possibly come.
Mr. Speers Is strongly convinced
thnt this Is a record yoar for Immigration. He bases his statements on the
assurances nlrendy received both from
the United Stntos.and Europe. He
claims that Canada is now getting a
vastly superior class of immigrants
thnn boforo, nnd tho rule is being
strictly enforced that all undesirables
should be deported at once.
Mr. Spoors wns highly, pleased with
the condition of tho country ho visited
and found that, nil the settlements aro
progressing and doing woll,
When you've got a Job to do
Do It now!
If it's ono you wish was through
Do It now!
If ybii'ro suro tho jobs your own
Don't hem and linw niul gronn—,
Do It now!
Don't, put off a bit ot worlc
. Do It now!
It doesn't pay to. shirk, ,
If you wnnt to fill n place
And bo useful In the rnco
,jitHt. got up mid tako n brnco,
■' ' Do It now!
Don't. lltiRor by tho wny,
You'll loHo.lf you delay,
Do it noiv!
If (he othor followH wnlt,
pr priHtpon,' until It's Into
You lilt, tip a fitBtor •.■alt-
Do it now!
.Would you your IjiikIiiubh push?
Do It now!
Would you  hnvo things   hum    nnd
Do It now!
If your printing dono before
Hnd nlwnvH mndn vnu hoi-ii
.And you wnnt.somo bottor n
(io nt onco mid phong thu l,i<dgur,   .
Do it now!
Fci);—16—j. ns—new— Hos--
mer hospital is now completed ancl has
been handed over to the able manage-
men of Dr. C! C. Higgins and his staff
of.nurses'. ; At'the south end of this
building, oh the main floor, is located
a general ward 21 x 32 feet'.    Six to
eight cots can be placed in this room.
The main entrance is on the west side,
facing the railroad,   and is sheltered
by a broad verandah. A reception room
is entered from the" verandah, and the
consultation   room opens off this reception room on the right.   , The general ward is ,at the south end of   a
wide corridor leading from the reception room, and a private ward nnd operating room, nurses dining room and
kitchen, lavatory, and bath rooms all
on the first floor, open' into this corridor.     A rear entrance opens to this
large   airy passage   and a wide stair
ense leads from it to the second floor,
Tho operating room is 12x13, nnd it,
together with the little room through
which lt Is entered, aro floored with
hard maple wood, all the remainder of
the   floors being laid in edge grained
B.C. fir. On the upper floor, ovor tho
front part of tho building, are rooms
capable of.nccommodntlng six or eight
pntlents,   having a very tine view of
the Elk river,    Ucsldes this general
ward on the second floor there aro two
bedrooms for nurses, n small one for
a servant, and an isolation room, bath
and Iavntory, nnd store rooms or closets,     The building is limited by sloiini
and lighted by electricity, nnd Is nl-
together n valuable nssot to tlio town
nnd neighborhood,—.Nelson Nows,
BERLIN, Feb. 17—The mysterious
attacks upon women in the streets of
Berlin, recalling the notorious 'Ripper'
cases of other cities," continue. Five
women of the working class were
wounded in the city and suburbs yesterday, -while this morning the wife of
a merchant was wounded by- an- unknown assailant. None of the women
were seriously hurt. .
The first attack occurred in the Mo-
abite quarter at nine o'clock yesterday
morning onnhe open street. The assailant stabbed his victim in'the up
per,part of the arm. Another woman
was wounded in the thigh yesterday
forenoon in the northern part of the
city. At three; o'clock in the afternoon a girl was attacked in the. eastern
section but she warded off the blow
with.her hand, which was wounded.
In the evening the "ripper" attacked
the wife of a butcher but the blade of
his knife broke against her stays. The
woman: was then beaten into unconsciousness and later was taken ,to a
hospital. Later in the evening, ihe
wife' of another butcher was attacked
in the eastern part of the city. . The
attack on the merchant's wife occurred
this morning in the southern part of
tho city. The woman was wounded
in the thigh' and hand. In every instance the criminal escaped. His me-
thod.Js evidently to approach his victim without arousing suspicion," to deliver his'blow, and then flee. The population pf the laboring quarter of the
city is much excited over- the frequent
attempts, and special orders were i?
sued to the police to-protect women
.walking alone.        '"	
The second attack to-day was made
an hour after the first on a servant
girl by three young men. One of them
stabbed her in the abdomen.. This is
the fifteenth attack smce'tho outrages
began. The police have Increased the
rewards for tho apprehension"of the-
Waldorf Hotel
Table Unexcelled.
Bar .supplii'd with the finest:
- brands of Wines, Liquors
and Cigars
(Formerly of Central;] Lotel)
The Hotel of Fernie
LONDON, Ont., Feb. 17—The most
shocking story of Inhuman treatment
ever heard in a London court was told
to-day when neighbors charged Daniel
Curtin, a laborer, with cruelty. It
was shown that he came homofenrly
on Sunday morning very drunk and
drove hsl dying wife from the houso
In her bare feet with only her night
robe on, tho weather being freezing
cold. The woman was taken in by
the neighbors and cared for but she
will dio ns the result of her exposure,
Curtin was remanded by the court for
Fernie's Leading Commercial
and Tourist House
Car supplied with  the  best Wines,
Li(|iioi'.s niul Cigars
WINNIPEG, Feb. 17—The Tennis*
ters' Union of Winnipeg, who have recently boon locked out by tho Winnipeg Cartage compnny, havo informally
Invoked the procedure of thc net, Tho
department of labor at Ottawa bus accepted the application and has taken
tbo necessary stops to constitute a
board of arbitration,
.WINNIPEG, .Fub. 17—All trains arriving In Winnipeg yeslordny mid i'*»
dny wore crowded to thn staiia Nol
slnco tlio exhibition Inst, minimer has
thoro beon such n rush In the Wliiiil*
peg depots, The various organizations which am holding their iiiinniil
gatherings this wcok iintlclprilml u
big rush iih rnprosenlntlvoH come from
nil purm of Mnultobn nnd Snskiitcho-
wnn, MorcluintH report n big biisliioHs
ijiul the stores nro full of pui'cIiiihoi'h,
The big boiiHpell hns nlso brought n
lot of visitors,
Doing business In the same old place
r,i'|iiors nnd Cigars of tin* highest
(■iinllty .*, Well htooki'il linr
VANCOUVER, Feb. Ifl-Mnnnunp
Orr of the Toronto exhibition Is Intro
to ondenvor to Hecuro n prnvlnclnl Industrial exhibit for tho mint noxt. sen*
son. He loft to Interview the executive at Victoria this nfi-'riioon. From
the const Mr. Orr will return through
the KootennyH wliorc no liopt-t* io
itnuiiHv tor im :'!ihlbl\ .-.diowlug the-
mining Intermitm.
ALOIKHIB Feb, 17—Thirty lives wore
loBt when nn unknown milling vessel
rnnimed tlie llelglan ntenmor Australia
during n storm on February 11! nenr
Alhorun IhIiiiiiI In tho Moilltei*rniii>nn,
10ft miles from Olbrnltnr nndihoth the
vessels foundered. Of thin number ll
hnlleil from iho snlllng vessel nud 10
fiom llie AiiH.i'illii. Ten iiieuibeiH of
the crew of iln* Austrnlia who hnd put
off from the Hienmer In n snuill bont
were refuMii'd by tho Oormnn steamer
Llberlii and brought In hero to-
London, Feb. 1,7—At n nieoilng nl
tho Edinburgh trades council yesterday, W, It. Trotor, Cnnndlnn lnbor re*
proHentatlvo, In (heat llrltnln, flnldj:tho
Salvation Army hnd Issued it booli
entitled "The Surplus" which was so
full of mlB-Btntei.ieiiiH In regard to
t'mutdii nnd emii-ii'ii'-ii genei'iilly thai
the Trndes emigres**; of Cnnndn would
Hhorily IsHtie u .i-ply. Mr. Troiim*
staled thOjt the nl-J1*'' of the iinny wiik
to help othlgwutH •*"> "inch im to nr
i-iiii-o tho Kovenuni'iii ImniiH upon ng-
rlculttinil Inbnri'i'K nud commissions
from Ntennrmhlp nud rnllwny fnres.
To the Sufferers of the Fornio Fire on
Au(j. 1st, 1908,
I duHlru to call your attention, to
the 'noeosBlty of itomo definite plan
being ndoptud for -n final disposition
of-the funds ho guiioroiiHly conirlbut-
oil townrdH your iibhIhiiiih-o,
You niu iiwnro that a subHtiintlnl
hiiiii will be left over nftor nl) iiccoiinth
nro pnld in addition to what hns been
iiviui'ed'for tho puiThaso of liimbei
and building iwiterliiln,
Ah fnr fit* I nm nwnro no plnn hni*
been ndopted and Hiibiiiltted to you for
your npprovnl n« tn whnt would be
dono with the money when repaid in
tho fund. Therefore I roiipoctfully
ndvlBO and roquoit. thnt *no runny-
tnuiil of any loan ior luin'ier mm itiiiiu-
llIK ttlitdiLlith .'-'.' ililuliJ by (liiyni.i: until
Hiich time iih Nnmo deflnlto plan Ih ndopted nnd mibmltted tn nil fire wiiff-
iircm for their npprovnl nnd ronsi'iit,
Wishing you nil tho compliments of
/our friend nnd well wlHhor,
P. H. Shermnr
CO.,   LTD.
Wholesale Liquor Dealers
A   full   -ti.i'U  il   ll few llllVM
♦ ♦
*•*>- WARNING ♦
♦   ♦
♦ Miix-i's,    keep>    fiDin •*••
♦ lilllcref-t, Aim,, nn n dispute ♦
•j***-* Is pending thero now, ♦
The onlv rellnble   phiee   In imvn for
choice pipes nud  tobnern.
®l> ©isiriJt* £&$**
?1.00.a year in advance. 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, wewlll 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
bave notice within that.time. In all cases in writing
to advertisers say "I saw it in The Ledger."
RESIDENCE 9    * . Manager. _
have protested; ive have.appealed, all in yam. Your
patriotic Canadian and American citizens who have
a few* shares in some western.concern, want cheap
labor, so ive must have Asiatic labor in order, as
one old Canadian Senator said a few. years ago,
when- protesting'Sgainst the $500. poll. tax. "We
must have the Chinese in the west in order to keep
the white workingmen in their proper place.' ' So
our Natal Act is declared "ultra vires" by the
capitalist governments at Ottawa. So' there we
are. •-.'"..        '   ■*
Just so long as .the labor unions howled, there
was ixo redress.     '"- ,
His Hon. the Lieut-Governor Dunsmuir of;
British. Columbia defeating all our
efforts to keep the Asiatics out of the mines, and
to-day in his mines'-on Vancouver island'some 800
Chinese, Japs and Hindus are employed, and the
white miners are compelled ■ to work along with
them - arid at' the same wages, so why should the
miners refuse to allow" the Asiatic to stand shoulder to shoulder with tliem in "the battle'for industrial freedom." .   ■     -t ..-••• ■ -■'■-.>
It's an old dodge niy.masters', but we workers
begin to understand. '■-,-'
, "The capitalist system is based on the private
ownership of land and capital arid machinery", ancl
tlie use of these and the employment of labor, and
the buying and selling of the, products of labor, for
private profit. Inevitably this capitalist system
enriches the few. impoverishes the many, and controls industry for gain, in the presence of the human, poverty and misery whicli it produces; It is
idle and unnecessary to recount the ravages of
capitalism upon the working classes, while at the
same time it pours thousands of millions into "tlie
. hands of those who never earned,it. Capitalism is
profit-ism. ■ It is niammonism enthroned in our industrial system. Capitalism, is unjust in-its basis;
inhuman and unchristian in its" operation,,., and
ruthless and destructive to human lives in its inevitable result., It is.the modern anti-Christ. It
is contrary to every principle that Christ has ever
taught. This capitalist system has only;
gressive body iu the world impeaching it in; the
name of human life, and determined upon its overthrow, and that body is the International Socialist
movement. . '."'."
And now I wish to repeat, no religious body, .in
Christendom, from the Pope of Rome to General
Booth', has attacked capitalism as a social system.
Capitalism, stalks the earth hungry for profit, and
devouring the people; It walks unashamed;.unaccused, unafraid of the Christian Church. " The
"great capitalists of the world have no fear of losing
their power over the bodies of men by any- inter-
 fitvitrina- _'i*rnni_t.-h«-/*liT"*'»bpc .__ft**t-lmr_iri_r* ormnn v (i>'_
 a ua V4.a^a.a4—a.a \f.t.— bl.u— v..u4*v..aui—v.. ,..w.— ii4— a^ a4a. ...wm-,  , a. »—
France, America, England—or Wales. " On the
contrary there is scarcely a;, hamlet'in Christendom
where the Socialist movement has obtained a foothold, in whicli some preacher of Christ's gospel
has not warned his flock of* this ""'damnable movement." The one movement .which is ihpraliy impeaching capitalism is not only not assisted,, but
actually hindered by these'guardians ,pf. religion...
Here and-there preachers of the Gospel join the
Socialist movement* and suffer for it. But the capitalist system in its'devotces still'occupies the front
seats in the synngogucs, holds high office in the
church,.and takes the sacrament, quite unaware
that it is the incarnation of principles, practices,
and fruits—the very opposite of the'miiid ancl
spirit of Christ,
In twelve long years full of Socialist propaganda throughout England, America and Canada I
have never found an.aggressive movement against
capitalism in any city inaugurated by the preachers
of Christ's.gospel in that city, and it is well known
thnt'the most "dependable apologists nnd defenders of cnpitalism" arc the ministers of religion,
i'or they nre the professed keepers of tlie conscience
of tlie people, nnd whnt they refuse to impeach"
passes i'or good in the minds of their people. So
J repeat, up to date no religious body has' sought to
establish social justice on the earth; no religious
body has sought to organize the use of the earth,
nnd tho use of machinery, and tlie employment of
lnbor on terms of brotherhood and freedom and
social justice, Capitalism is tlie modern anti*
Christ. Capitali.Mii is mainmonism incarnate. Capitalism iH0uiiaceuKed by the Christian church, Capitalism has only one known determined antagonist
-—the Socialist movement."
The Medicine Hat Times is doing, a Title howling about the Ledger's^ stand in regard to Mayor
Tuttle's appeal for aid shortly after the fire. ' They
say-:'. ' ■   '    ' ... ,. ,',' .-■'   .''■...', ...
"When the Fernie fire, collections were
being made a great many of the more important papers criticised*- Mayor -Tuttle of Fernie
for his indiscrimminijte "appeals for aid, es-  u
A pecially. his . telegram! to ' London,'   England. .
These comments drew forth the strongest, condemnation f rorii the Fernie Ledger. *' '■,
^ Quite right, wc did condemn the ravings of   a
few editors who seemed jealous-of the" money
that was coming in here for" the needy arid homeless sufferers. . Bill Tut*tle was justified in his appeal and cannot be too strongly thanked for what
lie did.     The-people certainly wanted the money
and lye-were much surprised' at any one. objecting
to his. calling.for! aid. .
■ "• -To show how'utterly ignorant the editor of the
.Times is 'we print the".'following' from that noble,
broad minded ignoramus: ..     -
■-■  '-"The be.tter. element • now feel that .some
....'repayment should be made, that it-is not a
'  good tiling for the character    of any people
that they--should-receive money without   any.-,
idea of obligation..Accordingly the city coun---
; cil decided-to-levy a tax on'those who had been   v
advanced money in order tb get it back. This
has been fought fiercely by the Ledger and by
At Lethbridge has been .held probably the most .remarkable labor convention in the'-ftlstqr'y. of unionism on
this continent':' Thereat the constitution of the ..United Mine''* Workers of
that district 'was- amended to "admit
Chinese and Japanese workers to membership. It., is a portent of,evil omen
to the master "class when workers arrive .at such ','a**.clear understanding
of their positionfthat not even the red
herring of race..hatred will longer
serve of turn tliem aside from the
trail of their enemy.' '
Our. foes are-jiiot-of an.alien race,
but mainly, of .qui- own." blood: Not
our fellow, slaves,: but our. common
masters'. They know no distinction of
race, creed' or. cploi;.' Tbey-. fatten on
profits Saxon .-!and:. Celt,
from. Frank.'and-'Latin, from ilongo
lian and Aryan' alike. Hypocritical
and'.treacherous,',", they set, us.! one
against another,lest.ive unite against
them. They'have,:iii.the past antagonized -. the English ..speaking races
against the Italian, :tlie. Hunn and .the
Slav. In the ,west they are-setting
tjne European against the Asiatic .and
the workers, .ever blind, have. rUon
to.the bait.       ' ,'...:   •-.-
These alien fellow slaves of. ours
are represented as. beating dow"u onr
.viHge. But it is not :.'••• capitalist cliiss
that beats down,our wage with-.ihe.
.Asiatic for a club?.... Aiid.were- the
Astatic wanting would the pauperized
herdes of Europe not-be used as.effectively? .,;    . .. .-       • . ...
More- power to U. M. W. May their,
tribe increase.—^Vestern Clarion.   .; -.
. — :—■*•*»■■• .'.  ;-"-•
The Alberta Legislature
* * * '. * ** ',N
'<>      .   y  i ••   ' ' '"•-. '   -. ,     ~
What the Neighboring "Province is Doing
• , tlie b'ocialists led by bnerinan.''"""   ~~
,:.What do you think of tHt'-t-^Tiie''"^^^-^!-**
ment" indeed! ;        ''■■;        ' ;/".', .-"*•   -'* ' ' '•
Further:-"That it is ■not a good'thing for the
character of any .^people ithpt thexshoujd, *ceQ.eiye.
money.without any idea of'jbbligation."
" 'What sense is there in such a statement? Surely the picayunish mind of the editor of'the Times
does'hot' want us to' he"iS~so*"ignorarit
as to think that'the money'\Vas sent as a'loan? We
are"sorry for/his readers if he is ignorant as that.
' Again we rend the following from this .incongruous individual's ravings:"
"One   mar. received $300 wnrthof'lum-"*"
ber to buildva jhouse, \vhou not*-.,
been touched.     And as e-hairmnn.of a meeting to discuss the refund question he ''obtained   ;
a whitewash vote from the Socialists who were
'-present in sufficient   numbers to carry   their/
"wishes." ..'■■". 7
Now if, instead of taking'the Fernie Free Press
one sided account of the meeting, the editor of thi*
Times had got the netion'of the gentleman'whom
this self appointed censor criticizes, he would
never have written such a falsehood.
Of course the capitalist press in nil parts of the
conntry nre always anxious to try and ridicule
anyone nr nny body whicli 'professes • Socialistic
ideas, ' t.
But thamerkynuUcrings of these "pull   the
string" tools do not hurt very much.
. From- those who continually remind
us what:they once-were.and how they
used to mix in high society, how they
once drove, whereas. tbey now walk,
good Lord, deliver us'.
From the- persons 'who.tell us: the
ancient jokes and." who forget, 'that
they,-have told'us-the same things
many times before,'' good Lord, *'* .deliver us.
■From, the neighbor-who comes in,
tvti, and never repays,. who borrows
sugar and eggs, flat irons, the step-
ladder or a cup of.milk, and'is lax in
returning, or giving ' the equivalent,
good • Lord, rdeliveiv-us • , * '*■**. ' *■ ■"'- ■"■
. From the enighbor who comes in,
and(tellsus, the gossip, who steals'our
time,-who stands with the door.ajar
on- a. wintry day,' lieither' iii iior out','
and who, when asked in„'replies,.*'0h,
I must be; going, now, V..but-.who .'.yet
stays; from this".pneumonia provoking
time wasting, scandal spreading, neighbor, good "Lord deliver us. , .,- ■.'
'- From the neighbor who never enters
but who is ever .peeking;"who peeps
when the washing is hung,..when the
coal comes,,, when the butcher and
giocer make their,.delivery;- who peeks
and* go,-good Lord- deliver-us .■:'■■: >'	
From the man .-.who Is -loaded.'.and
boards the; street car, ?and airs his.
opinions .in - a loudbv.pice*..' who would
run the'-countryonfa new pita,- who;
■would . create ' a njew/, 'condition "'of'
things, good Lord, .deliver us. .
From ,tlie mini'who says "I told you
so;" who! knew Longboat, would wiu,
who knew .the mnji sent to jail \vas
heading that way,, who' knew Brown
was going to die, and that Jones was
going to (jet fired,"'and Smith was go-,
ing to be,advanced; who knew, that
the winter" was, goiiijj,to be mild so far
from   Ail's mAn gpod'Lord, deliver us.
But from the snob'and! the upstan,
get-rlcli-qulck nnd tli3 decorated .damsel whbsemother works, at, home whilo
she , parades'the'street and..goes.;to
shows, ■ we beseech thee,! good. Lord,
deliver us*.
*/ Press Gallery, Legislature, Edmonton', Feb." 16—The climax of the session
the announcement of the government
railway policy, will come-this week.
All the lesser events of what Is now
being commonly termed the'railway
session of. the legislature, have been
leading up to this one great event.
The atmosphere.of the.legislative hall
has " been daily growing more tense
with expectancy. .; Xow;i't'is'
be made known what .the Rutherford
government is prepared to do to.1 bring
about rapid construction of those lines
that* will give the greatest,, benefit to
the .greatest number., ...." • ■* ■'
. Negotiations., are now. iri, progress,
arid .will'be completed before* Thursday,, between officials of the Grand
Trunk Pacific, and. the government, as
tO:What G. T. P. branch lines in the
province will1 receive, government aid.
It-is .believed that ■ their, branch from
Walnright to Calgary will,be*one of
the.first'to be taken care of. As to
.what other lines are,to receive aid can
only, be", a matter, of conjecture.
-.In,this connection the fact-that three
of the bills for railway charters now
before the house are in the hands of
.government ministers; arid are statrd
.to-be bona fide propositions, may be
si^lflcant... ,,.One of ., these,. a. bill
.introduced by .Premier Rutherford, is
for,a. line from Edmonton north to
Fqrt McMnrray.-.the promoters :for
■Which are .capitalists • of ■ Kansae- City
and Winnipeg. . It cannot but be significant that the. bill for this line is
the .only oue-Which provides for* the
assumption .of, control of the road by
the;.government at their option*, and
further that- Premier Rutherford declared that the line is. to be built at
once and without delay. The- line
will,tap the mineral resources on the-
Athabasca. , The second bill which
looks like a government favorite - is
that which.Hon. Mr. Cushing is fos-
..tgring,, 4 and in which McKenzie and
Mann of-the .Canadian-Northern Railway are asking a charter for branches
from Strathcona. south ■ through ■ Cal;
''g'ary to-the boundary,..east from. Edmonton, to the eastern boundary, and
for several, other small branches- In
the, province.' Hon. Mr. Finlay is
also, fostering a bill, for, a-line'-..from
Medicine .Hat ,west,through the. .country tb be irrigated .by the Southwest
Alberta Irrigation-Co,-. ..**■*-••.-•.
. Meanwhile the legislature continues
to build railroads on paper at a rate
that, has been unprecedented.. The.
paper railroads, .; He struck at the
root of tie'Whole' question when he
held up the;;.grant an extension
of time to the Calgary and Knee Hill
railway, ■ claiming that this, charter
had been; procured merely .for coni-
merical purposes, and' that it was" a
fit example of charter mongering that
was going.on. ,'He forced the members to .take a stand-by, moving a six-
months' hoist to the bill. His motion
was' swamped, however," only the two'
members. of • tlie .opposition standing
with, hin-u r, All ,he,elicted from the
government, bn Jhejr "railway .policy
was the statenaent^bf'the premier^that
a fair discrimminatloh would be used
In sifting out the".* railway' lines ' that'
should receive government aid.7 ,. '
In addition to the three railway
bills in the hands'of the government'
ministers, there are six other, bills
for new roads before the house. ' Two'
of these at least are to tap the Crows
Nest and Kootenay country.' The Alberta Southwest Kootenay is a G. T.
P. projected line into the 'Crow's
Nest while the Kootenay, and Alberta
Is a line from Couttst-hr'ough Cardston
and Pincher Creek'into the NoVth Kootenay Pass. *••■.■■
The committee oh 'the -re-distribution of seats in the house have framed
up a tentative plan bf readjustment of
constituencies, which tliey will use as
a basis--of operations iri framing the
boundaries of new constituencies. The
first., decision- of- the' cbriririittee was to
give the city of "Lethbridge iijSepara'te
seat, including-the mining''"sub.urb; of
Stafford. According "to the committee's plan there will-be 39 seats iri the
new. legislature.' •' -The: chief readjustment .will come in the'south, "aiid In'
the country east of the C. and E.;
Pincher Creek''will be divided to,
give the Coal country west,of Cowley
a separate seat* under - the name of
Crows Nest. High River is split into
three districts'with'Nantoii,'High Riv
er. and Okotoks as centre's.' "    y , ''
The' amendment to the statute law
which Is to provide that the operation
of street-cars in the to be
at. the option of municipalities was Introduced to the House last week. An-'
other amendment to the statute'law to
provide that'the; attorney general'shall
be ex-ofl*icio the guardian of the estates of .insane-persons'was also introduced,
••••An act. has been introduced during
the past week providing that the present system of paying sheriffs and'deputy sheriffs by fees-shall be substlt
FRED 'WAYLETT, Proprietor
4 Opp.  Post  Office 4
Cross ■■:-*
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Fresh Fruits Daily/
tee of, bonds' has attracted. a' flood of
applications for railway charters- arid
the free trade" in"charters goes merrily
on. H. W. Riley (Gleibh'en) at-
tenipted.tb Wring'from the government
a statement of their railwa>r:pollcy and
to incidentally apply a check to .. the
free trade in charters, by' attacking,
this same indiscriminate building   bf
whereby, the majority of' the .sheriffs'
of the province will'receive'slightly
less remuneration for*their work" than
they have been doing* ih the past?'An
act. -will shortly'be Introduced '.by., the
Minister of • -Agricultm-e''providing-- for
hn increased indemnity" to furthers on
hail Insurance ■ with-- a'-correspond!*--.*-;
increased premium. ■■ •
li    ' ■ , ^   - v 11
M. A. Kastner
Fire, Life, Plate Glass
and Accident
Insurance   .
■ a ' it    .
Property For Sale in
.'„ ' ;all parts ofthe
■"■;-'!'.' .' city .; . '•*'  *' -•■
Houses   For
NewOliver Typewriter
. Machine given out on trial ,7  ,
Mason & Risch
CoiiHidurnblc comment linn bccn-cnuncd by iho
nctinn of Dintrict No. 18„U. M. W. of A. in thi'lr
Into eonvenlion lit Lnthbridgo, Attn., iii pn«H'm|,' tt
rcKolntion lo nllnw Asiatips to join the Mim-rH'
In order to j>r«|it*rl}' undcrstund the rvnt-onn
ivhii'b Imvu l«d tin) miiitiTH to tnko tbe Ktop thoy
hnvt', it will be liiiCi-'Hsary to recount n littlo of tbe
history of Minci'H miioiiH on tlim eontinont. Tlu*
onrly eonl fioldn of tbr- KiiHtorn StntPH wore oponod
up by KiiKlinb «ponking lnbor nioHtly from the old
country, 'liii's*. miiiurM, hkl* hu utficni, nhw tlu-
neci'NKity nt ur-iiuit/niion in order to rchini tin;
o])])t'CHHinnH of tbeir cnpitnlist miiHtorH, In ordor
in defeat tbese KiiffliHli Hponkiwr miiiore tbo eorpor-
nlioiiH bognn to uho tbe poworH of tb© Htnt,.*   to
Sonio ouo KiRning biiiiKoli' "Rnnk -and File"
HliootK oi!f some rot in tbe Free.Pros*,' tbiH .week,
If he iH a member of the Socialist party be ought to.
be aNhamed of himself tor whn,t lie,Hiiyu,about tho-ii*
who are followers, nnd vory ardent followers of
the great cnuBC of Socialism. If \\t} .»,W ft -.Saoinl-
ist there is absolutely no hope for him, for he is
beyond rccnll; I He ••My* "The policy of the Ledger nt present Neems to be d'ietnted by petty per-
Nonnl unimosity, and jpekeying 'for a position "of
iidvantage foi; a vcrtnin coterie within the ranks
of lnbor unions.'
When, "Hunk nnd Kile" penned those lines to
the Free Press In* know ho was tolling an absolute
i'nlsehood, for on nn occasion enn he show . any
"jockeying for ndvniitngp.". The editor of tbiH
paper is given »t free band and nn open field, and
because some htwe come \md*,r oondemnntion   for
'IciiniT nfonl/ml tb,«f»o "R'Hil' e.f\i\ Pilr>" 10 nixee
Last week the Michel Reporter reprinted nn
account of the curpeiiter trouble from our local co«
tern.    Of coiitv.* we are not surprised tlmt it was
it   itWUVVk.    *. J.,'a >»'^S .a.**.",,   ,,i ->:->»,«.It,   \t\\\   XXXS.   \ltm * y..^!*!., i.k.a.   a
cn il grille oilier iimiiiiifiii*ii«-h inlu .iu: x-t,n\ i,«.\Jis. S«>
they brought the Hlnv, Hungnrinn, Polnndor. llus-lfrom Michel   retorts that "whoever coughed up
sinn, Itnlton nnd Greek nnd Negro.    Thc U. M. that dope for our friend*, on the Free Press is in
W, of A. took these people into thc uniou, nnd to-
dny thoy are the mninstny of this progressive or-
gunizntioti, nnd nre beginning lo understnti'd onch
other; tbe spirit of brotherly lovo is growing so fast
nnd the inorense of einss Jiolidnrity so sure, tlnil
those outside tbe lnbor movement lmvo little, :«
nny conception of it.
Now whore enn the capitalists of tbis continn-nt
look for n further supply of clioap toW—to tbe
cnut of oonrso. <'oris«*<|U*'iit\y wo hnve. llm JhpAii-
i<f<\ rbinoso and Hindu bronglit to our uliores; we
ihe race for editor of the Ledger, or for n padded
■ell in thc bug-house at New Westminster,"
Evidently there i<t lit Mr* In eboose between be-
intr tho source of grey matter for this pnper or
the '.••■-•ii-.-'iiit ui Hii iipiiiiineut ill* lux «*• New
Westminster. Well, Kditor Meikle is nn Authority
ui MHiie -staiidiijjr on pflddeil cell* fltld equipment
nt ii liki- nature, s»» we bow for the nonce. There
ju.-iy be rr.'i.soin w!i;i* iri* .sbotiM rather edit tins prt*
|i*-i' Utiiit sojuiikii ul N'<-h \V«*>,tmiiihl«*r, but "Iuul I
\ dnzen rei'sonv I wmtbl n-tt give one."
On Sunday and ' Monday last opening servicer were held In the new Methodist church,    Hosmer,    the    iirst
crurch to he erected in that'lniportniit
city.     Hov. W. L.'Hnll offlelnted on
Suiidiiv nnd Roiiernl niiiiingcr     Louis
Stockett occupied the clinlr on Monday,
Snow hnd boon falling without Inter*
mission for two dnys hut the uirn out
on Mondiiy night wns beyond nil oxpec-
tnllons, flllhifi; overy nv'nllnble Bpnce,
The supply of provision-, wns bo' ample thnt a-io-cond uvenlng hnd to   be
nrrnnged for In order to dispose of
the snnie.     The proceedings were en-
Joyed by nil present.    The, lots occupied tire 50x100, > mnltliig n spneo of
100 foot square which have beon pm-
fii;ouH]y,hni)dod over hy tho   company
for chiirch purposes fit n npi)tliin| cental for n term of'1*9 years.     It   was
stated that, the olectrio lights hnd boon
Installed fl'oo of cost' through the generosity of .Mr. Stockett,   Efforts   nro
being''mndo locally by the pastor   to
meet financial requirements contingent
on completion of tlio-building.    Sub-
stnntlnl help has been received from
tho mlstilonnry society nnd a loan hns
nfid'li'een arranged,    The church opening colncldos with the Jubilee   of
Methodism In British Columbia,   recently celebrated nt (he const by - a
bnnuot to tho veteran, the Rev, Dr,
Kbeiiezor Ilobnoii, .which was* graced
by the presence of, the Lloutehant OoV.
Higgins.    The Inst two preceded Dr.
dobson in llrltlnh Columbia by n year
or two, the Methodii-'t  church being
next to the AiiKllc,in church, iho Iirst
to send ml««lonarl»H to nrlttsh Columbia. ;.       i.
Thu Kernlo church Is kept open and
IIV.ji,.C'J tiXilil 10 A,,ii. U) lit' (Mil, audit" convenience of nny who may so
desire. Paper nnd Inks, hooks and
rending matter kopt on hand. Strang*
«*rs welcome,
Monday nif-ht, vonni pfnpli-,
, TiH'Dtlny night; childien's practice.
Wednesdny evening:— Prayer nud
Thursday: Reading circle.
Friday: Choir practice.
On Sunday iicu the Rev. W, L.
Hall will speak on' tho subject of
"Doing Things," in tlio morning at 11,
nnd In the evening at 7.30 ou tlw
"I'oMltloit of th»- I'KHtornu*." Huniiny
school and Dlble tin hi at 2,,.10.
Kvcrybody InvltH to the Kpwortli
league next Mondny night nt the Moth*
odlst church. The meeting will tako
the form of • mu«Irai and nocl*\ even
Ing, and ns noun* of the best local tal
■ll* nr** rrnTrliitU'r.-f ;, <?r,oii t'n'f if nc
met',     Ly i.hi -■.'»., u.i* u<-p*..
Lethbridge to be One of the
New Seats—Making a
Lot of Changes '
EDMONTON, Feb; 10—Lothbrldgo
City will be given n separate sent under the now, Redistribution net. Tills
wns decided by the Redistribution committee nt the flrst meeting In tlio provincial library Inst evening. The
separate sent will Include Stafford, i
smnll suburb, which brings the totnl
population of the city up to over 7000
persons.    .
This wns the only Important decision reached by the committee, presid*
Od, ovor by Mr. Cross, and consisting
pf Messrs, Robertson, Iliobort, Mackenzie and Walker, although they outlined several other constituencies and
nnnied-controfl. iiround which thoy
might bo framed,
., At present tho new redistribution
shows -39 Beat?, Including two each
nt Cnlgary and Edmonton,
. It Is proposed to cut Pincher Crook
constituency so, ns to give the coal
country west of Cowley, a separate
representatives under the nnmo ot the
Crows Nest,
Medicino Hat will probably bo .livid*
cd to mnko a new district under tho
nnmo of Dercsford.
Nanton, High River nnd Okotoks,
nre suggested ns centres for new districts to bo curved out of tho old
coiiBilluuncy of High River.
A ploco will perhaps he cut off of
aa at. 11 a,,,it,,4aat
iaUaCliUU  IO I^iUmuC a* utttllt*.*   It.***  l>»a»a>
nn the contro.
Cardston Is left ahout tho Bnmo also,
nnd the Lothbrldgo district will In*
vim!.* nil the old constituency outside
the city.
Athabasca nnd Peace river will re.
HlHIll   hit   til'HiH-.
which the storm has moved Is remarkable. Before the storm , has
reached the St. Lawrence It'will have
hovered oyer the snmo place for 72
hours. .
A short abatement of the storm In
the region of was followed by a renewal", in-vigor,...Most
of the cities ln the affected nren report considerable.suffering nnd delay
In traffic, Telegrnhpic communication between the two cities,wns kepi
up with much trouble.
LONDON, Feb. 10—The Infant son
of Mr. nnd .Mrs. Jolly, recently out
from England, wns choked to death by
swallowing a handful of pens with
which ho -was playing.   „
Save Money by Buying Chamberlain's i
Cough Remedy
Yon will pay Just as much for n bottle of Chnmberlnln's Cough Remedy ns
for any of the other cough remedies,
but you save monoy In buying It. Tho
saving„is In.what you get, not what
you pay, The.suro to cure you quality Ib in overy bottle of thiB remody,
and you get results when you .take It.
Neglected colds often develop serious
conditions and when you buy a cough
medicine you want, to bo biico you nro
getting, one that will euro your .cold.
Chamberlain's Cough Remody always
cures, Prlco 25c and 50c a hot tlo, For
sale by all druggists.
| Investments
are not
But here is onethat will be
Practical Economy
Profitable Results
By buying your Bread,
Cakes and Pastry
from. V
CHICAGO, Fob. 16—Tho wind, rnln
nu*) sleet storm, which during the lost
18 hoiirBi has played havoc with the
telegraph wires In the middle wobi.i
will continue until to-morrow night,
nmmliiiR io tht* wnnth-nr fort-emit, niy
iho time It has spent Itself in the middle wt-ti It will be moving with Its
trail of destruction nnd suffering up
the St, I4flw.-1.i1c.> valley. AU ov*.t
1'llnol.i maw.- w*t -nix Inchet Aeep an.!
fiill! frlllng. The region between
Mr-mpMs and Tfnnpwsee veil) now b*>
(fivert-d with •le-r>t.  Th-** »lowne*f with  Feb 13-St
NOTICE Ib hereby given that tho
J. H. Rold Company, Limited, etirry*
|ng on business as Furnituro Dealers
at Fernio, n, C, has by Deed'of Assignment dnted tho 11th day of Feb*,
riiary 1000, ni'slgWod nil I(h'personal'
property, real ostnto, credits and of*
forts, which may bo soiled anil Bold
undor execution, unto Cornelius E.
Lyons of Fornio, II. C, AmIriioo, for
tho purposo of pnylng and satisfying
all Its crodltors ratably and proportionately, without proferonco or priority,
AU persons having claims against
the J. H. Reid Compnny.I.lmlted, nro
required to forward particulars of
iv (..<-- .i'u.j' xeilttvii, to Urn uld Coriiiu'-
lus E, Lyons of Fernie, D, C, on or
before tho 1st day or April, 1909: after
which date tho snld Cornelius El. Lyons
nil! proceed to distribute tlie assets of
th*» pstnt-* nmnnt** thn nnrHnns pntti'oi.
thereto, having regard only io tiie
claims of which ho shall then have
had notice, nnd all porsons Indebted
to tho said J. H. Reid Company, Llm*
Itcd, are requested to pny such Indebtedness to the said Cornelius E. Lyons
nt his offlco, Fernie, I). C,
A meeting of the creditors of the
said .1, II, Reid Company, Limited,
will be held at tho offico ot thc snld
Company, Victoria avenue, on Thursday, the 25th day of February. A. 1).
1909 at 2.30 p.m,
D*ted this Uth day of February, A.
D. !*)•».
Solicitor for Aislgnec.
Fernie Meat
Meat, Butter, Iffff*
and Flah
Fraah M••*-*.*■ of all hinds
Qlvt ut a trial
A. M. Matullt,    Prop.
Raker Ave. Roar Hotol Fernio
All kinds of
Givo us a trial
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Advertise in the Ledger -*••."•*>,,■-
j.. r>...;|i..; <,L-v,'
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<*    fe"1.
The, Official: Or gran of District No.  18, U.M.W.   of A.
Fernie, B. C, February;  20th, £909
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.From our. own Correspondent
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Tom Branch, engineer, was through
from Michel for the week end;        •:,
Ahotherf. successful dancing practice
under the*ausplces of the C* C. *L.'*A*.'
A. was held in club,hall on Friday, evening, the 12th. '       "'*   .*   ,^
Remember the big boxing contest is
on* Monday night at 8.-, <.■,
Harry Merner.who. had. hls^.leg broken a short time since, landed up from
Fernie hospital on Saturday. He still
wears hlti smile- and;.hobbles." alotig:
fine and dandy wiih his crutch and
stick.      ":■
A".was the place, chosen
foi a nice quiet game. Everything
was-, going good and the excitement
was at Its-height when.a female figure
appeared as If from nowhere so mysterious* was her entrance. A get out
, oi this A—— quick countenance showed the lady was in no mood to be
trifled with and the, naughty**, boys
scuttered ljke rats for their holes. Some
of them think yet lt was a -vision of
Carrie Nation.
Mr. Corf, late of the. Coal.Cqmpany,
and wbo for some(time' was in Coal
Creek office, ■•■was up seeing us last
week.   All the fellows wish him well
In his new spher.e of labor..
,       i- -
Tom Saunders still has a sneaking
regard for'the Coal Creek,boys,.hence
his sojourn amongst" them Vast' week
It will bfe a long time before ,Satur-
dayday night will be erased from the
memory of'all-who attended the"smoker ln the club hall'. was reported
In these columns recently that'*,Mi*.
T»sm Spruston, pit boss at'-No. 5 miue
had oeen promoted, and 'was taking
fulfcharge-of Nos. 3, 4 a'iuPS' mines' at
"Michel from February 1. It was there
tore thought by his working associates
that his departure should be .inade, the
occasion for presenting' him " with
something-tangible to mark their, appreciation of him as a- pit'"bdss'' ahd
also his *-' wpll. deserved advancement',
generous response. A hearty inyita-
tion was extended" to all to "attend "tlie
formal presentation of ^beautiful, gold
watch^and albert to Mr." Spiuistou on
Saturday night last.    Mr.  George 0'-
' Brien presided over one"of the largest
and most enthusiastic gatherings ever
known in Coal'Creek, 4'He."was well
supported by several ofthe mine'officials., In .making the presentation
the chairman said it had been hlsf-good
fortune to have known the recipient
Mr. Spruston for a number of. years,
He. hnd worked witli him as ji woik-
man and also as a boss, and he bellev
ed lie wns echoing thc thoughts of all
who had worked under him as a bos3
when ho said that in his official" deal-
IngB.he had always shown a desire to
be square and lionest to'workmen and
nnd employees nliko. He -congratulated lilm on his new position and . expressed the .hope that he would con
tliiue climbing the ladder of success,
Me liopod he might bo favored with
good health and that bis future would
bo lengthy and have.many good things
In storo for lilm.' Mr. Spruston,
whoso rising to respond was tho slg-
ed much less_ at ease .than he would
liave felt In some awkward "position in
the mine. / He.-said that while this
-.•.' of the happiest moments of
his life, he could not really tell them
in' words how much he appreciated
this present arid their kindness. Ke
would always remember Coal Creek
not the mines alone, but also the many
pleasant hours he had spent socially,
fie-hoped better days would come soon
and all would get a fair share of the
harvest. ,.Mr. Spruston. Is a native
of Whitehaven, .Cumberland, .England,
and came put here aoout six years ago
and.commenced .as. a" coal digger. It
was a- pleasing feature to see such a
goodly number of boys from his -.old
country: district, amongst .the. .crowd.
The watch, and'albert were supplied
by Liphardt of Fernie,'and the. watch
bore, the inscription: "To T. A. Spins-
ton, frohi No.'5 mine ."Coal Creek.':
Refreshments were served, during, tho
evening ,and. Mr. J. Combe .awed lis"
accompanist to, the fa llowiri'i** pro-j-r.iui
Songs,'*-j;.',T"'l?iickey;'i's6ni?''Mnri i>«-
core J. ".Sephenson;: J. 'Clarke; W;
Smith, W. Loudon; song and encore,
Eli Yearby; song and encore, J. ,,T.
'Puckey; ,song and encore Mr.. J,.Martin; son£ and.encore J. Stephenson;
W,"Loudon; J7 Dick;,song and encore
J.,:'T; Puckey;. J.. Clarke;.B.'..' Hays;
Mr. J. McL,ellan; song andencore J.
Dyer; song and encore Mr.-McGeckie;.
Mr.'J. Morris; song and dance, * J.
Setphensbn; song' J. Simpson;,, song
and encore' D,. Jenkins;,, J.
•Thompson;, song S;. Cockayne;- Mr:
J.'Suton-; recitation ,R. Macpherson;
song and; encore.E.. Hays; song J.. T.
Puckey; recitation, Geo. O'Brien; song
J. Buchanan; J. Morris, .E, Hays;
Auld Lang Syne; God Save the King.
Jim Thompson from Michel, had. a
■look at the old'place  end .of    last
week.    -;      ...   ■   ,   .; ......^". f  ..    . '.
v'Gab'e Biewittl another old,timer, is
back and.- in full .swing.   7 .,' , •' ■
We noticed .Nprinari .Henderson and
his • friend; Ed. "Purcell; from Hosin^er
ritt'team although they were used in
a-brutal manner. •• G..Thorns,-the.captain of the Merritt .team, when interviewed, ; refused ,to speak,'simply saying that the matter would be brought
before the executive of,' and
they would act.
What the people of Merritt-want to
know is why Jimmy-Munn left the
train at Coyle. Perhaps-he wanted
to look after fruit lands, or to see, if
the Indians were properly cared for.
Jimmy, you had no business playing—
that's the only kick."
There is no earthly reason why the
strenuous Teddy should go to Africa.
Let him go to'Nicola..*   ,  '*
■Tom Isherwood arrived on Monday's
train'from-.Ladysmlth and Is working
at Middlesboro. .  ■     . •
Alex.-Hoggan is building himself 'an
Ice house and Joe Shay Is the .iceman.
A. Morrison has secured the contract to fix the Herald block into a
lodge room.
J.vMcLain has gone to Canford to
work and expects* to be there all the
summer.  .
Tomuiy Nevin was a- passenger on
Friday's train. • All the old hands "are
coming back smiling'. ■..•*'
.A., Wilson-is.taking over the Diam-
on Vale boarding house the first of the
month.- *  '.■•'
■ Walter Clark left on , Thursday's
train for Ashcroft with the census of
the' population- of Merritt,to' secure
the license for. the Grand liotel.-
. Middlesboro hockey club play Nicola on-Friday- at Nicola, and „ Kamloops on- Monday. • '. " *' '
." A number of people- from " Merritt
and""Lower Nicola attended'the-Foresters 'ball.held at Nicola..
■The managementof the Middlesboro
mines are making preparation to" develop on a- large, scale, machinery being installed and -two stopes to • be
A meeting will be held on Sunday
to-form a league with .Merritt, Midd-
lebsoro and Nicola athletic clubs.  -.
W. C. Leacey is sporting a fine
black thorn stick as a souvenir from
Commercial travellers are still more
in evidence In Elko than a dbg fight
at a. Wednesday night; prayer meeting.
We are pleased,to say that "-the copper ketle trade is 'particularly, good
in Elko, and* umbrellas    still - going
up.. -i" ■ ■ '-. ,. ;  -
Fred - Sheridan is buildign'a large
barncand feed stable in Elko. I
"Brown" of the J. H: Ashdown Co,'
Nelson, was In Elko, also Kootenay
river points and thepirie tree pineries,
this week. Charley Kay of the Elk
swears-he is from Nova Scotia.-Brown
reported at the bar that there was fish
in;the wash bowl.
A large crowd from Elko attended
the Wardner -dance. given by the C.
P. R. bridgemen. • ■   * ■    *   "*o •
Cbupsey,. the Mulligan Mixer, is
pounding the sidewalks again! but he
still owes us for(tho shirt he got.
Albert Armlstead, cornet; soloist,
played for the bridgemen's ball at
Wardner.   ' ■'*'•    ■ **' -     ' '*
' MacDonald, the tobacco man was ln
Elko this week carrying a bigVJstock of
chrbmbs in frames. He handles the
best tobacco on the pike and is a gentleman"' arid-.'a-scholar. ;■•    - •
A sbn'of AY* A.. Ingram
Fernie'after, spending a few days with
Carl '■[Ingham, the', sheep mountain
trapper." .-.*"•
We sincerely, hope there'll .be something* in' the.Fernie papers this week
to help pass.,the time away now ■' that
the water's too muddy to fish, and
that reminds us we just got In a carload of fishing tackle, the oatch em
all - brand. ■■ Don't forget the* store
when you come down to Elko.
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Bob Criclit'ori Isjback.from the ..old
country after a "fourteen months siay.
,He ..couldn't' stick ,it any-longer.
The special traiji advertised to leave
-Coal Creek nta2,;o;,olock.on.Suiiday'>af*
terrioo nto. enable.workers; to.- attend
Mr. F. H-'. Sherman's meeting
did.,not ieaye until 4 o'clock. The
strong utterances and unkind thoughts
of some of the crowd.thus kept .waiting
in the snow would not look nice in
print.     "•' •■',.'•"■
. Miss Bella Thompson from Michel
was visiting here beginning-of- the
week. ,
, Joe Chambers of Fernie had a good
time with the boys here at the week
Olid".* ••*.   ' •   .   a-"   '   -    "      •■     ■ ,:;"
Jim Finlayson turned up on Tuesday
after a short stay ln Scotland. He
says things are on the bum there.
Another batch of men numbering
nbout 70 were.fired nt the mines this
week, and all kinds of rumors arc in
the air. ,A local wag has taken time
by the forelock and has posted a notice announcing a hockey match between Fernio and Coal Creek unem
ployed for Saturday.   ' Someone, also
nal for much hnnd clapping nnd tho] with a sense of humor, has odded the
hearty singing of "For he's a jolly good
follow," was visibly affected, and look*
footnote "A .collection will be taken
to defray cost of banners adu band."
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(Last week's nows)
Charles Brooks of Nicola," B, C, n
formor resident of Colemnn, Iuib boon
spondlng tho pnst fow days In town,
Mr. nrooks was former Iocol seero-
atry of tho TJ* M, W. .of A,, nnd Ih
glad to meet his many old friends hor.*-,
Ho Is greatly, attached to tho country
whore ho has mado hia now homo and
roports great' development h'iid pron-
porlty there, , .       ,. .   ;
Wm, Graham, the local mocrotary'of
tho Unitod Mino Workers," nttoiulcil
tliolr convontloti held ■ In Lothbrldgo
last wook,     -
IS. II. J. Forstor of Sparwood spoilt
Sunday In town nnd returned homo on
Monday morning,
J. B. Wright of Qulmetto, Wright
and Co,, has beon spondlng tlio lairt
fow days In Calgary,
W, Ii, Qulmoto roturned Snturdny
from Hod Door whero..Up,.anil Mr*,
Qulmetto visited their dough tor,.. Mm,,
Murphy. Mrs'; Qulmrnoto will riot ro.
turn for somo timo,
F, H. Sherman hns boon In town for
a fow days,   Honaddreueod* d^largely
nttonrlod ■ni*»r»tl,n*>,hf tin*1 tvitWrirn tn 'Mn*1
opora house on Tuosday evening, Ho
U'turnud to Fernio on tho delaywl pad'
•A'liger,   • , •     ■     .,-■''.    .'■
P. R. P. McKttrlck of tho-Utli.
bridge Herald wns in town for n fow
TllaV.a.,1    rrlMlaa      1aa.n*Via<-    r.f   TJ;;."^."''
Tiffin, ono of our local ranchori, loft
on Thursday last for Cumberland, In
Knglimd. Mr. Tiffin accompanied
him brothor-ln-lawV Mr, Cronorwho hnd
hia skull fractured sovorol months ago
on his way to the old country/  '
A nmnll wreeit occurred in tho mlnn
on Wednesday evening when nlinoiitin
full train of mien cats wore piled nil
logHher owing to one, car on tlio
front jumping the track. It took sov«
(•rsl t'ourn io get mant'r* •trntghtencd
out, though fortuimtoty no one wbi
(5. C, -nftgr* Mt on Tne«i.fiy ninm-
fniy fnr Trail, n. C,,he hnvfn/r accent.
■ eA n position with the Consolidated
| Mining nnd Smelting company in that
town,. .,  '
0. W. Benedict returned from Vancouvor nnd other 13. C. points on
Monday ovoning, While nwny Mr.
Benedict purchased n bushiest* ln Vancouver nnd will return ther to live.
He,, with Mrs. Benedict and their two
children, will leave for there Saturday
Soine" people, look,,so.far ahead, for.
trouble .that-.they never .see, ^he. joys
scattered close around them. ,.'_'
"- The drummers'.still crowd Into Elko,
..BAYNES      ..."      J
morning.     While deeply   regretting
tliolr dopnrturo, their ninny friends Inj patience, persorvornnee nnd the littlo
selling"Bi6res.. picture'.post, cards .albums and nickel piated'pickle ('dislie's.
(We feel sorry for sonie-of the wh'ole-
sal'elhous'es and. also'.,'tlie parents, of
somespf...these-pilgrims'.- ■->.,-< •.';.,"i.r' •'•■•
■Fred Roo was down .to Roosvllle several days this week. -• '--'■. •
R. Johnson and.bis logging outfit returned from the Jaffray pineries this
week.-    •. „•   . ■   ■"•■-, .■.*-.-  -.*• .-■-.--
W. C. Leacey, who resides in, Elko,
when he's at home returned from 'the;
coast-Friday. ■'■-, .:    "     '*!?'
Mrs. and Miss Telfer of-iFer'nie were,
F.lko visitors this week,
,J. D. Aye with n sniile; oiv his fact?
the width of a sa.ddle; blanket, .wnsjin
Elko looking*for snow.Bhovellers. Mc,
Lean told hini to stow it." ' '"' '
Mrs. ,M; Wilson returns after..-a
pleasant visit to Kootenay rler poinis,
A godd deal is being said nowadays
about Canadian one dollar bills carrying disease germs. We will nccypt
them on our outstanding accounts, or
exchange our fresh groceries for them,
We would rather tako our chances on
the money germ thnri with starvation.   , ■
Tho best bank deposit guarantee
law in tho world is the onco in China.
When a bank falld' there tho govornment chops ihe banker's bond off.
George Forbes, the lodge polo trapper was In Elko this week.
Sny J, D. n dog of her ngo is no
pup, ...
.Mr. and Mrs. Minker moved into
Elko and nre now residing bn Main
A. D. McLean, the poultry expert
of Baynes Lake loft on Sundny for
Ppoknne. Muck' says If Its' possible
for nn ant to lay 80000 eggs in a Ben*
son it should' bo possible for a hen to
lay eight eggs a day, nnd says with
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Mr. A. D/McLaln, who has. been
employed by the Kootenay Rrver Land
compariy for..several.months,"*-left on
Saturday for a visit to his mother in
Spokane/'- We are pleased'to know
that-Mr. McLain: expects ' to return
with his mother in "the spring as he is
one bf the recent- purchasers of Kootonia lands;      -.    •
Mr. Fred Adolph has been absent on
business in :Fernie, this week. -"- "■ ■.-,
a'mimber of friends at whist;last Mon-
dayi afternoon, Mrs. Charles 'McNab
winning first'prize.i The ltfdles had
,s\icl.,a good time that'they decided, to
.organize a whist clubi'which'"t"hey did,
and made Mrs; Robertson tlie. president. ■ ' '*.
■ Mr. and Mrs. Norman Wilson of
Waldo spent Sunday' with" Mr. arid
Mrs. D: W. Hart. ■
:' Mr." -Tellford, president'of the. Ross
Saskatoon mill arrived In Waldo on
V •■dnesday for a short stiiy.,
Mrs. Charles McNab entertained the
Whist club on Wednesday 'afternoon',
nnd all had a very enjoyable tinie, *
It has been decided,to meet alpha*
b,. Icnlly at the home'of tlie' different
numbers of the" Whist club,
Friday, ■ February 1,9th is the date
of the joint literary'session" between
Baynes and Waldo. A good program
Is expected. - * f*6*   .
Baynes is glad to list another fainiiy
on Its roll this week, a Mr. nnd Mrs.
Kerns from St, Paul, Minn.
A number of the lnnd ownerB on tho
Kootonia tracts are cleaning up their
ground' and aro preparing to fence at
once. ' D, J, Morrow is fencing lii
acres for Peter Backs, and has all tho
material cut and on the ground.
It's the order of the day to enquire
of your nolghbor; "How many eggs
are you gctlng a day now?" The cackle of the hon Is heard In nil direct-
Ions; eggs*nre not bo scare as they
were one yenr ngo !n Dnynes,
Supt. Moore of the Elk Valley.
Alines has, been in town during tbe
week. ■>...*-'
■ Messrs. B. K.. and W. E. Bullock
of the Taber mines was in town on
Wednesday looking over some mine
machinery. •
: Mr. and' Mrs.-C. Smith of the
Elk Valley was in town on.Monday of
last week.
' .District Board Member Bill White-
house visited Corbin . camp.. on Tuesday to investigate some grievances
there. /
The local lodge of the K. P. gave
a grand dance on Wednesday, nighi,
about 160 persons turned up for the
occasion. The Michel orchestra provided the music and the floor manager's duties were carried out by Mr.
J. Martin.    ° .-.-..   '. •
"A sad accident happened to Mr. H.
Ryan, the tipple engineer on Saturday
last.- Ryan was oiling the pulley wheel
when the accident occurred. ,He was
taken around with the belting..He received serious injuries in the head
and also had an arm broken. He is
progersslng favorably at the hospital. "■ ...
A grand wedding was solemnized on
Thursday morning at the Catholic
church, the contracting parties being
Miss Anna Vatypka and Mr. Fred Po-
makac, the well' known contractor of
Newton. The bride was dressed ln
white silk. Miss Annie Poul acted as
bridesmaid, and Mr. Fred Krease as
best man. About one hundred and
:fifty guests attended the wedding
breakfast. .The bridegroom gave a
grand dance on Thursday night at the
Michel- hall, the hall was crowded
with friends of the happy pair.
. Mr. Bill Ridley went to Coleman on
a business trip on Saturday. Bill says
he bought quite a lot of real estate
at Blairmore.
All kinds of suitable valentines haye
been sent around the town lately, who
is the man in the old maid's club.
' Rev.-S. Cook occupied thepulpit at
tbe Methodist church at Fernie on Sunday, last... *
■■■  Who stole Charlie's bottles.
Inventory Prices Prevail in Millinery
In addition to various Trim Hats
Attractive Millinery
Quite a number of attractive styles have been made up.
The result Is an assortment of millinery at decidedly .favorable
quotations.     The lines are at $3; $4; $5. ■.. •"
Coats and Sacques
Colomnn will wish them evory success
In tho const metropolis.
Prank Partridge of High River sue-
ccods 0. C Gage as despatchor at tho
C, P, R. depot.	
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< C, O.-Siiodninik of Tulumoen • City
was In Merritt on Friday last on him*
Morrltt was nearly deserted on Frl*
dny, oyerybody going to Nicola to soc
tho hockey match, W, Mclntyre
took n party of friends lu a four In
hnnd, Thb* club hnd four Inrge loads
;and;nuoiorous othor cutters, nlso uov-
r*vr> 1 Ipri''* ynrtlor from Ip**-'''.? Vlfplci.
Nicola tenms-floal, •Rev. Allon*.
poln.t, ,1, Murray;-covor, Dr. Curtin;
Hg'lit wing, P. C, Illloy, rover, K. M.
Charlton; centre F. Hlley; left wing
J,  Munn Imported, from Knnilbaps,
Morrltt;,.Goal a. Thorns; point W.
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• V,^,.,     V. V a .. •     ^4*^.1.4-.     aaa     ,,a..i,„! .     V..»aaa,i,
ll. Thomas; left wing E. 8. Thomas,
right wing W. Wilson; rover W. H.
nichnnlnon, Roforeo \V, Murray. The
gnmo wns the dirt lest over plnycd,
nnd some of the Nltoln players are
llit.e better than savages, nnd they
matin no ttecret ot the tnct. thnt thoy
intended somo of tho players to be
rr.rrled off Die Ice. Thflr own uur)'
porters nre dlng-titif-d with them, nnd
even though they won the game hy ,*
to 1 tl.e cup will '••.ot be given to thom
until an Investigation (a held, The
referee nhonld never he allowed to net
In that t'li/ailiy for another gaim\ A
trrfttt Aettl nf crcAlt fs Aite tn tht' Mer-
- NEW WESTMINSTER',y'Feb.',17-^A
little girl'.named. Bertha Garrett died
yesterday after having' eaten poison
accidentally.  '    -.
LADIES* COATS and SACQUES—Ladies semi-fitting 7-8
length;'fine broadcloth Coats in Black, Brown and Blue suitable for spring; regular $18 to ?23; now $10.
Women's  Skirts
Women's Dress and Street Skirts, $7.50 and $10 cut to $5.
The very skirts you need for right now and the rest of the
winter. They are made in broadcloth,-panama and Venetian.
Finest skirts ever offered at such a low,price.
Dress  Goods
■ DRESS GOODS—In order to make ready for my "spring
goods I offer, the following at extremely low prices in an
assortment of various materials. >       "■ ■ ■
Orders' taken for the New Empire and Sheath Corsets,
also DIrectoire style.     Prices* from $5 to $30.
FERNiE,   B, C.
-1— -+/~--.   I
A . Try us for good Portraiture. Prices
• - Moderate. Address Pellatt Avemio
tt '   OPPOSITE     THE     HOSPITAL.    j§
HOMIl1 *alHW tWIIil Hlli CM'Iff OHil1' Mi'IB
machine ho Intends getting patented
he will do it. Ho claims if you can
keep hens scratching you cair keep
• thorn laying, nnd with this little nm*
chlno^ thnt Is attached to the hen's
logs nnd works on the samo principle
ns a atom winding mouse trap,- with a
good supply of Fred lloo's celebrated
poultry food and nomo blue point oys-
let hIioIIh, It will bo ns easy aa climbing down a missing firo escape, .Muck
intenda returning In about two wecltn
and tho way tho double yolkod eggs
will roll Into Fernio won't be alow.
Mr. Porcy Stow, one of tho popular
residents of Bay lies Luke, was rusticating lii Elko this week, returning with
tho peanut special,
:   Mr, R, Sinclair, Hiipcrlntendont of
Fl,'nnd n, depot was In Blko several
days this wcok,    looking over    the
ItcM: vr.tcr, i!r.r.".*j, ;.u::;;:*j, tit.
Try io bn hppy nnd pny my hoy*
Remomhor the world Is wido •
And Goodevo la making good nt Ottn
So wait for tho turn of tho tide.
Dr, Bonnull. ono of '.In- bcii |ii ii's
i , , , .    .. ■
ai»At,   a., *.\J   V**4>*>  *a*s;>    »a,«*,•**,*«   a't   t,*-.'.,;*.
to kill or cure, ns ne tjilul.s fit, mi*
Joyed n pleasant hmf loir ut l'r*?i
Rooh store last Friday nuincli'ii*.; big
Red Apples, Doc and i-'ri'd iivr-..* in
tho party thnt blniod tun trill- lliii'.i.'.h
this Pass,
'•Him who hath gctaS "
and if,it's not coming your way its be-
. cause you don't buy your goods at the
right store. Have you tried 6tiv fine teas
and coffees,' our fresh unci delicious fruits
ami confectionery, our high ..grade pure
foods nnd table delicacies.*   '
'Try them and
See how low our prices are
■£—        for superior goods at the same time
There's a" reason-why you can always depend on getting the
best value for voiu* money at
Phone -.17
TV  B.
l'<!":7.7       '.'..'.Goods-Delivered Free
Miners are warned against, going*
tlie following
nnnes as  thev
fair, and miners are warned
*¥•¥■•**•¥¥•¥•¥•¥¥*•*■»<•"*/•*¥*¥ ¥*¥•»¥* V *•*■
I    ,'    .    MICHEL .    *
The iocnl union held another well-
attended meeting on Sunday •nftor-
Tho city hns now been token ovor
by Geo. Flolier,
King's'now candy storo hni opened
In Newtown. •'
The now pool trillion hnve arrived,
and the place will bo opened on Bat*
unlay. '
Mr. nnd Mm, Rohort Whito took
In the Coleman K. P. dnnre on Prldny
night. "
Mr, Janioa»McLeod hot* been ap*
pointed iih fln-lioNM In the So. a liitiu*.
Things nro looking up In Michel at|
last; we hnvo got electric light* In1
our homo, • ■   .  • ■   "' "   j
Tho chow which was to be held on)
Monday and Tucitday had to bo Abau-1
donod owing to the electric voltngo,!
not bolng up to tho standard; several!
•af-fal*.**';,    ».t,^»*»-   ']*J£n*a»44\'j»a* ^.,* ^ '
Thw first emw nf- tho Hnmllton I
Hrldgo cotnpnny construction gang left,'
on VVeilnosday night for Prlnco Albert j
where they Intend to erect a big rail-,
wny bridge,
Pll bosn Tom Spruston No. li mine
....      i I I ,     , .  A , 1 *     . ,
.■■ai..*.   au,    a-a>a,|,aa;t.aa   Xt*   aa   ^Av •«.' a*a..fc   M,aA*a^ii
and chain from his Into workmen at
Conl Creek, A grand mnoklng concert was held at tho club on Sntunday
nlelil for tint occasion.
Mr, Frank Sherman, pn-sldent of
District 18, wns In town on Wednes*
Aay.      If*, will n't/liva,*? n mivulng1 on
Fernie Opera House I -Aibei-ta coai o>— Monnviiie, Aita.
Wo present to you the Inti-st
tragedies, dramas, and coin miles In the most realistic and Ir
torcHtlng niniuier with all tho
lntbst scenic and niun'cnl off'-ei
known to the kiiK'io-jntph
Wo nlso hnve nn liniiHtinlly
good muslrnl progrnni, n flvo
ploce orchestra In tho latest and
best orchestral selections under
the able uireciorslup ut i'rot.
,| Our Songs aro tho
Latost and
Kosedale Mines
Strathcona  Mines
Dawson Mines
Frank Mines
Keep away from Hillcrest, Alta., as
a dispute is j lending there now.
City .Mines..
Bush Mines
W. R. Roii, tho Inimitable niul ever
iffrcshing Billy (heavy on tho Billy, j Sundny nftornoon.
is ninklni? ironi, Aoxxn et Vlnor!*!.       '    D.  C.'-Pnrhln, lli«    mlllloiinr*' own-
.Tnrlc T,cw!s, ihe game wnrilfii, Ib do-j<*r of tho now Coiblti     mlim-s wem
Ing tho Longboat net over tho district j through on Wednesday's irnlri.
he was In KHto two nnd a half hour-*!    The .Michel Football flub arc going
lest week. !*a have n snicking conr<an on Mondsy
If n mnn hns money to burn he enn]night, when  tho Crows N*s>   I-chrii-*
fi/irl lots oj marry widows In TJlaO will*,cl«iiip:onshlp inulals will U pix-sfm* J
Our progrninrae for Sntiirday
night will be the best In its line
cier pr-Mtiiilfd In jour city. \-V-
linilf* you ALL.
Dont forget Ihe Place
A completo lino of samplos of
Fall Suitings and
Worsteds Serges
ancl T*weeds
Up-to-daie Workmanship
Moderate Prices
6* \j. niiiuti
j cortlflrntc Is dated the 11th of A*.*
! rll, 1008, nnd numborcd 8107A.
; District KcglKimi*
, Lnnd Ileglnlry Office,
j Nolson, 11. C. Feb. 10 1000.
Notico to nil orgnnlsod lnbor, nnd
friends of orgnnlxnif lnbor: Keep nwny
from tho McCluro Minos nt Tnslcor, N,
Dnkotn, as tlioy hnvo locked out their
!   a-.., ..      t,  ..      I     I.   I, i\ a.        .       ,
a-.-.,.     ,*44     #*.,4,..,<a ,„a. a.,..   Ca» ..ittlC
W'orVi'Xit fi, ,\Tn''rlcn. TV*- nu-r, J,:k1
Mo bn moved nwny from ihcie ns the
I foinpnn'y |i:oi iui Injunction ngniimt
'. ,u*-i'f«-h, Ui**. ir> 1.". m. "U", ol ,\.
fnir to furnl'th thc matcti.
■*• I ro 'li** hoye.
VANTOUVBK. Pub. JT--A Hitontc
pl.n tor nn Improvi-il flshcrli-ii proJi-r:*
lic.ii *«' Ui i'Oiilicrn vhiitis in or-
ili-r lo **iii>](i«'SH Hip «l|.*vctl poitihliu
l '.     ,\;..i In .:;.     , via .n-1 h    Vllal.Cfl    ill    il*l*
; l.iJii.m fikliini* iiii|ii*u-> Is <iii.fniii<»l
', !:•. »!.i* imtiuril ri'jtoii of (*«•{*•. v.. ,-,.
o.iiili*. of *h<* nuiiii-r K*-
'.-*■!, H*-*;«gii|-.inu this, a t.oat iii to U-
hereof n dupllcflif of ih<. Orililui'ini l-aiif.l by Un; Itomlnion
Title lo the nbo*..* pnuiion.i! lot in. w ntttist In tbo protection of the fish*
'Le luuik! of Vkiiv-l Vrt^Ua-ia.    v.l.ia 1,. »-i,.-» oil W'.m ll. C. utett.
IN the Oiiiut-v i,t >ii. ."i*,i',,lU.*',.i.i, *.!..
tho Issue of n ijupllintt* of the Ceruf'
'Me q( Tldv foi I.tJ* 7. V.l'ii-'.. hi. X:.
tie*** Town oi' I-'iioic T.'U.\. *
Nolle** Is lieieby «i*< it ihnt it is i-i-
intention to iattw m H.e -.•*M-.'*i'*f''* nl
one month nftcr tin- Ar*t \m\AUa'Uiv, PAGE SIX
HamBaking Powder
No alum, no lime phosphates
As every housekeeper  can -understand,
burnt alum and sulphuric acid—the ingredients of, all alum and alum-phosphate ■..,
powders—must carry to the food- acids  „y?
injurious to health.'         *..■,*. ■*•■.-. ..      \
Read the label.  Avoid the alum powders
Local   Option    Campaign
Petitioning the Legislature for FavorableAConslderation
The Pioneer: One,,of the leaders In
the British Columbia campaign sends
the following interesting statement
concerning plans and progress:
The movement for Local Option In
British Clumbla is growing daily,
and it is hoped the .government will
see it's way to bring in a Bill this
session. , " Dr. Spencer, the superintendent, has handed a draft bill to
tho Premier, approved by his Executive, and has presented the petitions
'given below. The report will show the
readers of the-'. Pioneer how far the
work has gone. Law or no law, the
battle will continue until the province
is freed from the drink traffic. Thc
spirit'of optimism is remarkable and
the prospects are more, hopeful than
the most sanguine could have hoped
for a year ago. The Provincial league
is on a broad basis and appeals to the
s'tjnse of most people. From now on
the good work will continue. 'The
trade meets in conclave." Individuals
are atacked and maligned, but courage
brother, wins out, and drinkdom is
soon to be ousted in many places.,Ontario inspires British Columbia., The
-f o! lo w-i n g—wi i!—be—read—:with—much—in*-,
terest:     ■ ■
The petitions which were presented
to the government on February   2nd.
\ flier'* &   m
"By Cecily Allen.   - ■ y.
ViiliyrigliieU, IHUS, by .Homer Sprague.
were signed by 9,473 electors. This
does not include 22,118 signatures attached to petitions presented to members for the different electoral' districts.
The majority of places report thnt
from 80 to 90 per cent bf those can-,
vassed have signed.
The fair deduction is that if time
had been given tho same percentage
of the rest could have been obtained.
Only one place reported "people indifferent." Only one place reported
less than GO per cent, of - those canvassed. 7   °
Four wards out. of six wards in Vancouver reported a very strong sentiment for local option. The other two
wards did well.
Three oiit of flvo wards'in Victoria
the same. .The other two did fairly
The demand and expectation from
all parts of the Province for a local
.option law is emphatic. 0
Many of the lipst business men have
signed' the petitions irrespective of
. There are about fifty,Local Option
Leagues"'ln5British Columbia.' These
will double"and continue their, good
work.  '     -■       *
The Provincial League is representative and comprehensive: It includes
.citizen s_of_dJJ £ej^nLjwc^sJ_cxeeds_jnd_
politics. Cnmpaign work is being superintended by. Rev. Dr. Spencer, the
energetfc superintendent.
To Death In a Theatre Fire
at Acapulco on the West
Another Railway Charter Has
Been Granted Which is
Heading Our Way
. Slu* was extroiiiely fair to.look upon.
To Nat Gregory the realization of
this fact was nothing new. But sqiiio-
how just nt this particular moment it,
was borne iu upon him afresh and at
a novel angle.
Her hair was blue black, so wero
her lashes, and her eyes were,a wou-
derful blue, which, somehow, sometimes, turned to an equally wonderful
violet -    '
The last time that Nat had looked
into them his own' had been full of
stinging unshed tears. How* could he
stand six months In Panama with the
light of those blue (or were they violet!
eyes denied him?
But her notes had been so brief aud
unsatisfactory that even in hot., lazy
Panama he.had caught himself read
ing between the liue3 and finding there
a selfish soul, the small narrow soul of
the girl given to personal conquests,
tbe soul steeped iu admiration and fed
ou complimeuts.
She was smiling at him now across
the car's broad aisio' aud above a great
"granny" muff of gray squirreL That
huge muss.of. fur made her face look
all tbe more piquant and dainty.'
. Occasionally the man on the right
Intercepted the friendly glances which
•Peggy Barton shot at the newly returned Gregory, nnd he glowered.' Nat
Gregory knew just how the chap felt.
Oo had Intercepted the same sort of
glances,-' and thoy -had bade 'him
squirm too.
She simulated a tiny cough and instantly raised thi? muff again. The
cough was a good excuse' for a fetching poso. but somehow the absurd little'
deception annoyed Nat Gregory. It is
so'sometimes with men who have had
their minds aiid souls opened and
broadened by travel and contact with
men of affairs: , •'
. So lie let bis glance wander to the
girl noxt to Peggy., She smiled at 'the,,
returned traveler. ■ too. but it was a
different sort of smile, a wholesome,
friendly smile, without any vague
sense of ownership behind it. Peggy
Barton always assumed tbat air' with
men—her, sister Janet, never.
For, you see. .Janet was the ugly
duckling of the Biii-toii family, famous
for Its pretty daughters and tbe good
matches they made. ■ Janet was the
youngest, and s1h> might not have been
considered homely, if-Peggy had not
been so brilliantly; sciutillatiugly beautiful by contrast,,
There were those, principally women
and young men w'thout'prospects, who
said tbat Peggy  Barton always dragged hor younger and less attractive sls-
MEXICO CITY, Mex., Feb. 17.—Be*
eween 250 and 300 people were burned to death nnd many wero injured in
a fire which destroyed the Flores the*
ntro in the City of Acnpulco last night.
Tho news of the disaster reached the
capital this nfternoon. Telegraphic
communication with Acnpulco • hns
been interrupted last night, and to-dny
owing to the fact that tho telegraph
office -...Joining' tho thontre, was nlso burned and all wires put out of
The Flores thontre wns n wooden
structure nnd last night over 1000 people crowded into it to witness a special perfoi'iniinco Klvon In honor of Governor Drinilnii Flores of thb Stnto of
Gu'eiTo who wiih visiting tho city nt
the timo.
On'*- of th" numbers on the program
consisted of a series of moving pictures.
When iho opi'iaioi* was '•Nhlbltlng
.those n film cnusjht flro and a blaze
wns 'ink-lily (■oniniiiiilcni*.*.! io somo
"boohing, which Iuul been used for de*
coral Ing purposes. In an Incredibly
ehbri tlnie tho flnin*-*** spn.'iid to all
purm. of thu wrju^'iuw., There were
but llnon iinnow exits' nml tlio mull*
••■if'' nifllii-'f) to tlinsi*, mnny falling In
the criidli nnd clifikiim tlm wny to the
.•suip-i of'others, Tlie scem.-s of the
vh-tlniH Mtrw-.glliig for liberty were (er-
rlbli', Owinii to the rnpldlty with
whleh tin' fire spread mid the Intense
henr thonu burned were lltfinlly roast*
"d iillvv iim tin.* Hit.' biiiiii-d Willi little
smoke,     ■	
Tlu* t'ttara of (h« firemen wero con*
fined to un ii,tempt to snvo the ndjnin*
I iir building nnd they succeeded so the
property loss was snittll.
•*•>,!•-,..  nlMnl-.i.  «eonnq  of  prlof nn'       .     ..,,,..   „ ,   ,.    „.,,. ,,,„ r -, ..
be-InK enacted on tho streets of   thiM    '•v.^k,.*, '-" •-    *-- '  '
little west coast port. Men, wuuu'i. J m\ **""* wor? *" ?"y ,WV*5"* children aro wandering t;tu by ilro this mornl„K with n nutnbor of
j.»Kt- to o\a<* hur-tln-*! for relatives or, ™ri. A big enKlno was com*
friends,     Mnny of the (lend nro tuna
WINNIPEG, Feb. 17—"The Now
Canadian Western railway, for which
n chnrter was granted in tho Dominion houso last, week will be completed
by the timo the Grnnd Trunk Pacific
nnd the Canadian Northern Railway
roach tho city of Cnlgnry,"
.. This was tho statement of O. h.
Rcynton, general manager of tho I51k
Lumber company.
Tho now. rnllwny will bo instrumental In opotnfner up a hitherto untouch*
ed stretch of fertile lands ln southern
Alberta, and Ib oxpoctod to prove to
hi> of great vnluo to tho development
of the country.
The chnrlor grunted by tho Dominion government, permits . ii line to Inbuilt, from Cnlgnry lo the Intornntloniil
bniindnry botwoon rniiges "i'l und '*2S,
and a brunch line to the Elk River
Valley from near Pincher.
Tho line, however, will ho continued
Miiith from the boundary to nuiie,
Mont,, taking In till Urn Important,
ciiii'H run! towns including Helena
nud lioiililer.
Tho promoters of the new rond nro
with tlm exception of O. I*. Hoy nt on,
Wlnntppic, nil residents of the United
SUKes, and nil nre well .mown In
the W'.*si, coiiirollliiii extetislvo liner-
(•i-ls, '■• ■
Thoy nro 0, fi. "Robertson of St,
I'niil, ii well known lun'berninn; 1*\ 15,
f.ytieh, Ht, Paul, nisa in the lumber
business, find F. I-,. K-'iiiihtun, Minneapolis, cnpltnllst,
Messrs, Kennston nnd Robertson are
prnrflenlly the ownesr of the (*nninl!.tn
Wost Conl Co. nt Tnber.
the flrst families of tho state, tho iif
fca'...      '....'aaft     .'- .','.'.'!     ''.'.',- •***'**'      ft     f*»V»M
Importance arid calling out the vciy
ctdf-Kl and '.vealthkm fnmlt'os fo-
mnny miles around. In some Instances
whole families were wiped out of ■*•*■*•
isience, Tho municipal authorities
to-dsy caused lorpe trenches to he dun
nr.A In the<t?< th" hmllee ot the AenA nre
laid. Identification of the dead Is al*
mf,*4t ImpoHHlble nwlni! to the fnct thnt
in many ln*»tsr<-'-.*( the body vat burned to a crisp.
SOUTH JUT,'!"ST.*., Or.... Tib. 57—
Mr*. 7*i*>-pft *«Vm-f.--r i-nrnmltfil tnlelA*
by hi-unditi* ii* >«-lf itt Ma outhotiio
yt-.(T..r-luj*. Shr- wn* df tmrnifanwd
pletely wrecked and. brake-man Gloss
ol Sitrnln was badly hurt ns thu result
of a collision between the cukIiic nud
ii u'niy Irvigut. '. tn* ii>h» i* a'axiX, (.ij,-
Chnmp CJnrk loves to tell how In!
the best of n debate ConRressmsn M.-
Johnson of Indiana called nn llllnol*:
repr»'«ftlt«tlve n jnckAss. The cxp.-et*
slou wus uiipurlinmentnry nnd in t<»
trnrtlon .Tohnfon snld:
"While J withdraw On* imforluii,,,,
■vonl, Mr. fipenker. I must in-dst iliat
th--* pentlenisn from Illinois !n mm of *
"How nm 1 om of order-**' >*;ll<-il m.,
rritiTt trora HHn^in.
"Prahnhly a vetftlnary miric-r-fin «-an,
tell you,"    Answer**'*!    .John'-oii.   st-rt
th«r w»s pnrlhim'-ntHrv cnmittli to t-«*
allowed *o remnln on fh»» vt<or,).
Something . of this was passing
through Nat Gregory's head'as he' sat
watching the little comedy. The other,
chap would be furious if Nut crossed
the aisle and talked'with,Peggy, and
P.eggy furious if be did,not.
So he n\vould strike' a happy medium,
lie would Join the party and talk to
How well ho could remember their
many trips together—Peggy, Janet and
himself—to the links, where he and
Peggy played golf and Juuet sat ou the
veriiudn or disappeared In the woods
where wild flowers were thick;'to the
matinee, whero between the nets Ik*
and Peggy discussed the love Interest
of the play as If it were a personal
matter, while Janet read the advertisements in the programme, to tlie rink,
where lie and Peggy skated together
und Janet found some girl,friend as a
•■skating partner or sat against the wall
making humorous mental comment on
tbe circling tide before her.
What n Jolly little beggar Janet had
been In those days! If she hud been
bored she hnd never shown it, niul-
Ue was standing before the" trio now.
The num. Fred Mnrsden. had been
■Inly Introduced. Peggy had turned
the full buttery or her wonderful eyes
.vlthout the ulJ of the "granny" muff
ipou Uregory't"* tunned nud clean cut
fncc. mid .liiiiet Iuul murmured some*
thing shc-jit "old times,"
"I haven't skated—why. It is nearly
n year since I've 'beon on Ico," ho was
miyliiu to Janet.' "I'vo n good mind to
uet iid'.iiltrauco to this party nnd give
yon nl) n elm nee to laugh nt my ,nwk
wurdiipss. Do you think. I could rent
n decent pnlr of sliiit'jK nt the linU?"
Mui'.i'i'i  wns |mutely  but not ellu*
•lively   reassuiitiij*.     IVwy, -ivjis .luj**-.
'.'il'l-MUly   p'immp.I   to'pit   tlie   t'ivulu
u:i sliiiti's, and Janet Just murunired.
"Do come."
"I woinler how It will feel to tlio lit-'
tie elrl If she hn** ti real pirtnor ill I
iifteriioiiii." tlimiia'tit (Iregoiy ns h<*
IcikeJ Ills t'lmtes Hefoiv lie mid Janet h:ul i-lrcleil ;lie rink n dozen timet*
Im> I'eullKa'.l that ».ne wns n .splumilil
Utile |'ei"*«tu on the lev und il most up-
pivehttlve IlKtieliet",' ' never irlvlii**,
thouglit to the tilcksy sleul benontli
her trim bom*.
No, she was not _ "out" yut, Next
winter perluips she mlirht come outfit
li ten. Hlie wn* ftill the little sluti'r
of the ri'Igniinr bemity. And didn't he
think rcjrr/y bnndi-otner tlmn evir? lie
did. and he snid co. with n henrtlness
nnd u Inek of tenderness thnt a more
experience'] irlrl thnn Janet wutild
have interpreted vurt'ectl)*.
They lltnxered ko lute that the rush
i of ho •.•'.* li' loiierm <»i.i /,,*■** 7
[lis f„l:'l <"i thr return'trip Whe.i
' the;* reached Orcuory*" ennuT. .lnni>t
I raech-itilenlly estemleii her hand.
! "Indeed. I'm not g.ilui: to Je.-ive yoa
i In thla'cmsh. \ know I'm a self Inylt-
! wi member of .hi" •nunrtet. but Mors*
.den ho* his hnmls fuU .'• Mwt.i'tsgy
' throniih the crunh. You'll neeJ me.H
I   Janet fluslied nml 4lmpl«Hl.   Nat nl*
most guspeu. lie nnd never seen a
dimple In her chin before, but then
■Jaunt had never laughed up into his
vyes in just that way.
"Pin. coming .up   to  call   tomorrow',
nige.t if I may,"'.said Gregory as thej
drew'near the Barton home.--   :„^
"Tou'd better ask Peggy if she'll be
bone," snid-Janer soberly." "l'!'thiuk
tbe.e's a dance on at tha St Andrew
ioL' torrow- evening." •        "...       ■ ■.-y
'"But you said you were .not !ouf yet
Toi can't go to a St,"
he  said,1' with-a   tine  assumption .:.of'
elcer brothe.rllness.  ..   ..,    ,.;    ..
'Oh!'* said Jauet And again .the
dimple cleft her chin. '
"Fred Mars-den is so • resome," said
Peggy as she permitted Janet to-unlace
her boots and spread out her dinner
froj;k.' "He seemed to think that-Nat
Gregory had no right to skate, with uie.
And we were old friends before Fred
moved here. Nat has improved, too,
don't you think soV"       ,;
Janet-bent down to plait a chi.T'ou
flounce that had not come unplalted..
"Oh, I can't see that he has changed
any," she fibbed, lier face now as rosy
as the pink chiffon.        * .
M that particular moment .Nat Gregory-was sitting before the grate fire in
his room.' fingering a parcel of letters
tied with deep violet ribbons. Then ho
laughed—a short, chuckling, eloquent
laugh—and laid'the letters, ribbon nnd
nil, on tbe glowing coals.
"It wns" just wben sbe peeped at me
above that silly b!g muff! Of course I
never really cured for her, but somehow I kuew It was all up when she
gave me that louU to make, the other
fellow squirm, lleaveus, how 1 used
to squirm ;too. Now. Janet wouldn't
make a man squirm. And where In
time do you suppose sbe had been hid-
In.-j; that dimple'' By Jove, come to
think of lt, I never looked to ■ see
whether she had a dimple or not In tho
old days." -
For ai few minutes he sat very quietly watching tbe mass of letters turn
from' flame color to yellowish pink and
to pinkish gray. Then.'* whiatlluj-*. lie
went down to tbe library, closed the
door and picked up the desk telephone
"Is Janet InV* Yes. Miss Janet Bar
ton. All right. Hello. Janet is thid
you? This Is .Vat-Nat Gregory. Oh. I
Just happenefl to think that yon did not
answer my question. Are you going to
tho St .-Vuclrew dance tomorrow night.1
No. you did not answer my ipiestion.
All right, then. I'm coming, about S:30.
.Nonsense! I used to call on—er~-otuer
girls bet]pre they came 'out' All ri^ht—
goodby. Ob, wait a'-mimue. Say. I
want to know—would you miud. telling
"me—i'ld you always have'a dimple iu
you.' chin? No. really.' I never .did—
godJhy."   , . ■
He bung up the receiver,'1 crossed to
the ".mantel and by the aid ofthe low,
broad mirror readjusted his tie. But
evidently; this was done mechanicaJly,
for what he said very gently■ to• the
tanned, clean out reflection in the glass
was;,, • ■ ^
 "Funny. how, so'ue girls oan say "of
The Name of.
Black Watch
l On a Tag:on a Plug" of.
Black Chewing Tobacco
Stands for Quality.
'    " '""   '" 2273'
Canadian Pacific Ry.
Are you contemplating a. trip to
The Orient
• ■> -
New Zealand
Are you contemplating a trip to
Or any Pacific Coast. Point?
Or is it a trip to
Winnipeg Detroit'
St. Paul Toronto
Chicago ■>   Montreal
Boston New York
Or any European point thought of.
Tho line is equipped with unexcelled first class cloachesi tourist • iind
standard sleepers, and dining' cars,
coupled with* safety, speed and comfort. '
For folders, and complete information apply to R. Reading, Agent, Fernie.
*   Ji E. Proctor,
District Passenger Agi
Calgary, Alta.   ,
Secretaries of Local Unions
course* and mate it sound like some"
thing ever,so much bettor. Funny—no
Just great!" And" then he leaned" bad
in the most comfortable chair .In the
room and sighed contentedly. This was
better than , squirming.' decidedly better.
Half a Loaf.
The negro's love of titles of whatever
sort ls< amusingly Illustrated by a story
told by the governor of a southern
state.   ■
It appears that tbe congregation of a
colored church In Georgia, conceived
the notion that It would add greatly to
their dignity if the pastor of the church
were enabled to mid tho Initials D, I).
to his name, A incut her, hearing of nu
institution in the north which would,
for value received, confer such a degree, entered Into coifCRpondence with
tlmt end In view Itcply came to the
effect tlmt the sum of $7.Vwould obtain
the desired dignity,
A dilliciilty arose, however, lu that
tlio conurcKOtlou were tumble to raise
more tlmn '$30. l-*Innll,v. after much
eonfn11ti|ation. the eoin-regntlou delegated one of their number to see the
thin*,' out. The, following inexsiiKe was
sent to the Institution mentioned:
"Kindly forward our'pastor ono DH
wo belli*; unable to niTonl tlie other at
this tlmii."—ILirper'sAVeekly.
"Pelcrus Jock."
Near the mouth -of Pylorus sound,
on the Nolson-side of Cook strnlt. is
the home of a tv;'iiiri:i'ili'o sea tinimu!
known iliriunrliuut .Mew Xenlnml ut
"I'clorus Jack." ' Ilo Is Kniy In color,
nl ion t fourteen feet In: lenst'i, and hl-i
piistniii' 1*** to wait for r-i'idiJi si.'ii'.'i ••.*.
nii.l to esi-ort them for .-"'-vcral mi'i-g
on their Joiiriia',v. As n bout approaches '"Jack" may le t*ei") ht'iulhw toward her to .like up his iiivustonicd
position k-s-U'i* xiv iu fv.i't'.x of the bow
of the vessel. There, ■/■'.l'lii'tiiiies I'or
twenty minutes, lie hovers round. ruMi-
Ing no ipiWily fi'iiin si-'le l<> el\h< tint
tho eye can •**ciirci>;y fo'.'ow hls-movi.*
nients, When he ronsjileri. lie lias pme
far eiioiijjti, wllh -t Inst i*iiildeii plunu-e
hu dives oii*,',' m-'iv nnd I'm* ilii* iai*l
time. dl»'iip|ii'iirlii*.' in n .villi"! „{ fun :i
lo li«> **.'i':» im ,i!i"*.v thnt trip - ,'yilnoy
BANKHEAD, No. 29: James Fisher
BELLEVUE, No.    431. Fred Chap-
canmore, park local 1378 —
jas. a:-.'Mcdonald.
' COLEMAN, No; 2633: William Graham,  "•  .-vs. t, ■ ;■    .'■'.' ;
".CARBONADO, No. 2688:.James Hewitt.    7.       ■
.   CARDIFF,   No.   23S7:   G.   H.    Gib-
Now.. doing-business at the Johnson-
Faulkner Block. , 'Office, hours 9-12.30
Fernie                                           B. C.
j. BARBER D. D. S.
Fernie,,B. C.        '
A.■McDougall, Mgr.
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Manufacturers of and Deal
W. R7Ross K.C.     J.S.T. Alexander.
Barristers and Solicitors.
ers in all kinds of Rough
Fernie, B. C.                          Canada.
and Dressed Lumber
>    >
Send us youp orders
F. C. Lawe                   Alex. 1, Fisher
Fernie, B, C.
Lumber  Dealer
All kinds of rough and dressed lumber
Fernie - '                       B. C,
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'■ Pioneer Builder and Cotractor of
Victoria. Ave."        North Fernie
»                       ,   • ■■
E. 'A. Kummer,            T,. 0, Ivuiiuner
Weilid.   We are.firing away at the
old business
DIAMOND CITY,.No. 258?: George
Prescott.      ■■-.„'
'  EDMONTONOITY, No. 2D40: J. H.
Crowe.   ' "     -      '-' ■
FERNIE, No. 2314: Thos. Biggs.
FRANK, No. 1263:  Walter    Wrig-
H08MER,  No.  2497:   J.  D.    BoMi-
HILLCREST, No, 1085: Harry Too-
per. "■
LETHBRIDGE, No.     574:  Charles
LILLE, No. 1233: J. T. Griffith.
LUNDBRECK,.No.    2275 — J. D.
MICHEL, No. 2334:  Cbarlos   Garner.
MAPLE LEAF, No. 2829: H. Blake.
MERRITT, No. 2627:. Thomas Calvert.
METFORD, No. 2698: John Curran.
Dupon, Box 496, Lothbrldgo,
ROCHE PERCEE (8a8k) No. 2672:
Laehlnn McQuarrlo.
TABER, No. 102: Joshua Crnig,
TABER, No. 1959: Wm. Whito."
TAYLORTON,  (8aik.)  No, 2048: —
Lnclilau aMcQuarrlc.    ,
TAYLORTON, (8nik.) No, 2519: —
Job, Twist.
TA8KER, N. D.F No. 2863:— J. E,
WOODPECKER, No. 2209: Wllllnni
Hosmer, B. C.
Board and Room, $20.00 per month
Mrs. Desle-aures*.  Prop.
Builders and Contr&tctors
Estimates  Furnished
Team Work and Draying
Dealers in Wagons,   Sleighs,   Dump
Cnrts, Spring Rigs and Harness
Maeleod, Alta,,
The Two Charlies
Charlie Chamberlain
Charlie Seattle
Drop in iuul see iih
P. Carosella
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
1 ...■.I...L-
Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots nnd Shoes
Gents' Furnishing-*
Kll,» tt T-nrgiU.
Adintriil I.MUiliiini in ii cui'iilii lileii*
Innd JHK*li»ty illnnor (old tin.* full(iv\i*nj
tnlv: When llu* liordvu , IiI-.-IiIiiihU'I'**
were lu Liidysmltli tlio ordor c.imo
oHlfohi xx'vre not lo wear tliolr swords.
Tills onJi't* wn* hooii sniHitunicntud by
Another, li*r whl'-b nil lilfllilniul r-jjtl*
UH'tit.   ..fl*4  *.*.  ...*.L..  ',./   a- '.'.'.'   *..*.'.'*
Villi nji. [ti \t wiih tlio«v*,iit tlmt thoy
verveA too woll iim tnructs for tliy enp*
uiy. Sir Goorgo Whito know tlmt rutb
nn onlor would not be *M»|iuIar. .it b»t
he thought of a wny out of tlio dl.Q<
rulty. "Let thom cover tho frouts o(
tne '-tiits -n*vi," 'i*e *t.t-. ' i'uu *.***■**■) m H*
never te* tb* other •!de.M—London
Iii lx* ninttiM' of rm iiiiiillcntloii fur
tin. ltiKiiu of n diipllrnU* ccrtlllento of
Milo fnr the Etttl half of lot 10, blod*
.11), Town of Fo I'll lo. Hli np 7.'M.)
Notico Is horoby plvon thnt il Ik my
InH'iHinn to Ikhiii- nt tho i<xplrnt1on of
one* month nftor tlw ilrut publication
hereof n (liiiillcnto of tho cortlflcnto
of Titlo to thi? nl.ovo nicntlonpf] lnnd
In tlio nnmo of Ann Wrks, which cer*
ttilcntv is dntcd tho 21st dny ot Mny
v     H. R. JORAN'D
Uuiriei lUininiuiv
Lnnd HeKlstry Offico
NVIf«n n. C.
February 11, 10A9,
0. N. ROSS. Manager
Stoves!     Stoves f
We have the cheapest and
best line of Ranges, Kitchen
Stoves and Heaters.
New and Second-Hand Goods
Painter and Decorator
fllvo mo ii I'liiuico nn vciui' work
The Psper   that reaches
the People of the Pais, As
an advertising medium'it'a
SEW YORK, Feb. 1T-A canvass of
s-jfflMnl*" «*•' tbe li'Bdinc Ind'-prndcn..
Iron and utcfl com pun] es to-dny cllttcil
statements thnt a cut in th.* price of
mnny kinds ot mnniifACtiir<*d product*
except rails. Is conf^mplstfd. It i*
tiatcd that cut* to bv m*Ae nil) rt tit,"'
from !.*» ■•> t*> f*>t lok., *»i,.l wiU I.V
ti-id-a chiefly tn the hope of stlmulat*
Irt-s* rrndi**.
VANCOUVER. F*»l>. IT-With lis
hi-ftd office In Vancouver, the Ti. C.
Ui<* innur-tucu cuuikiuny will, before
tl> r-nd of next summer, be doing bus*
iv.i-.t.* -ilirovmhout th* vf-it, atcnrAltie
to i -tt«t<iment mule today hy ouo of
the Incorporators. A bill sceWni? the
ir.i Hnoratloa ot th<? corauuny J« tion
Ua'a.1*,.' iMtUauwut. T!\'-* rom pun j-.'-'*
'" ?.*xf a raptul cf ftl-oui on* rallllmi
In thc nintter of nn application for
tho Issiio of n dupllcftte certificate ot
Titlo for the West half of lot 10, block
30. Town of Fernio (Map 734.)
Notico Is hereby given that It is niy
Intention tt> Issue at the expiration uf
om month after thc first publication
hprpof a dnpllcitt-* of the certificate
of Title to the* nbovp tneiHlowd lnnd
In tlii* name of Ann Mgrs, wliiph c<-r*
tltlcat* Is Aatt-A the 12th day it Jul-;
lOfiT. nnd number«l T2!f> A.
Diitrfcit Kefltuar
f.nnd R»"*«rl»fr.v* OiTIc*-
NM-aon U. V.
Fe!>niary n, ja-l*).
In tho nintter of an njipllcntlon for
the Issue of a duplicato Ccrtlilcotb of
Title for Lot 1*13, Group Ono, Kooien*
ay District,
NOTICB is horoby given that It Is
my intention to issue at the expiration
of one month after tho first publicnt*
Ion hereof a duplicate of the Certificate of Titlo to the above mentioned
Lot In tho hftmo at fhnrlon P. Hill,
which certificate of title is dated the
Kith day of April 1SDS, and numbered
District Registrar
Land IlogUtry Office
Nelson, to. C.
January 1$, 1S03.
4a iii MAW
P       fl
*_\)t_\_)_\_\j_   60 VIARft'
_    DcilONt
CormvaKT* Ic
pdhtemWjkr **Umtte tMnuL  Ywaw lor
WMllt?^i*,,*4-,»' Hew M *»
THE GHOST OF   ; , |
Authoress of. "The Princess Piasses," "The Lightning
.Conductor," Etc., Etc.- *_.
Copyright, 1906, by Mrs. C. N., Williamson.
Remington Typewriter Coi, Ltd.
344 Pender St. Vancouver, B. C
Alberta Show
Casel Works
Manufacturers   of
Calgary, Altai
\ Fernie Dairy
parts of the town
a       "' 1 Q
GORRIE BROS., Props,    j
For Sale
Prompt Delivery
W.R. Boardman- P.O. Box 62
E.   Weston
Is prepared to give
estimates ibrnllclass-
es uf building worlc.
lie-pairs a specialty,
(live mo a trial.
P.O. Box 18, Fernie
V> $*<0*>>-a>^^**>^ 4K>+1f.'4HHl*
For Sale
1 00 tOUS   Of £00(1
Baled Hay
•rani wi j j
W. V,. Rn.rto.i-. Cnvlfw. Alk.
* Here is just one illustration of tlie
wisdom of keeping Zam-Buk always
handy'. • It- Is' a true record of the
varied uses to which' this great balm
was.put—with highly satisfactory.results in every case—In just one family and during a few, months only.
Mrs. C. J. Irlam of 907 William avenue; Winnipeg, makes the report as
"I have found Zam-Buk so very useful as a household balm that I want
to make Its merits still more widely
known. Some eight weeks ago my
brother, Mr. C. Proctor, met with a
serious accident. While at work a
rusty nail penetrated the palm of his
right hand. The rest of the nail poisoned the flesh and inflammation set
quickly." '"He went to the.General
hospital and consulted a doctor who
advised poulticing to draw out the poison. , This was applied, but when
there was no improvement after a few
days I began applying Zam-Buk leaving off poultices.
"The effect was almost magical. Zam
Buk soothed the pain, drew out the
DolBon_*7^and-__allay_ed the lnflam*_
matlon. Healing then commenced,
and in a few days he was able to resume work.
"Six weeks.ago my husband, Mr. C.
J. Irlam, while returning from work
quite late ln the evening was bitten
by a dog, the dog's teeth penetrating
the flesh on his thigh Just above . the
knee. Directly he came home Zam*
Buk was applied to the, wound, and In
a few days the soreness was gone and
the wound thoroughly healed!
A third instance, of the healing power of Zdm-Buk was provided when
my,little boy had.a nasty fall. He is
flvo years old nnd was playing one day
when he fell. His head struck on a
sharp stone which cut a nasty gash.
An soon aB I had washed the cut I applied Zam-Buk in the,usual way, and
it was really wonderful how quickly It
relloved the littlo fellow's pain. Within a week the cut—a deep ono— was
quite healed.
"Every mother who once proves the
nil-round.value of ZanvBulc will nover
ntialn bo without It."
Zam-Buk is a pure herbal balm,
und euros cuts, burns, bruises, ab*
scosses, ulcers, eczema, scalp sores,
ringworm, chapped hands, cold soros,
frost bite,' bad log, inflniiiiiicd patches,
etc.' It also cures pllos, Used as an
embrocation It will be found to remove
rlioumntlsm,. sciatica and neuralgia.
All druggists niul stores sell at 50 c,
a box or post freo from Zam-Buk Co.,
Toronto, for prico.
FRANK, Fob. IT—Poiialil Frill, into
of Frnnli, omployod by .tho Gnidyllnrd*
wnro company, nged SB, living at' Pass*
burg whoro ho was innclilng, wan
found (load In his Blindc, It would np-
punr Hint lie, lind committed Biilcltlu,
Uo wnH lying In hi* slinck nud n
string Mod to tha,trigger of n gun nnd
to his foot.
No reason In given for tlio rnwli net,
Ilo In n bneholor nnd lived nlono, An
Inquest will bo hold,
.     ,i m ■*•***■
• t
■ Sflfoly Dnpnsit Vault
Safety Deposit Lockers
can be rented at The
Ledger Office''Most
fireproof -vault in the
city. Reasonable rates, it
See the ManaRcr for 3
particulars. |
OLACK BAY, N 8,, Fob. 17-1)0*
volopment work by tho 8t<*ol Co. will,
It Ik rf*|ir-.Hi*wl. be rnnini«»nri»il uliortlv
on tho Cownn's Conl areas tn. Port
Morion, .on •wluc.i \w Smut cominuiy
holds nit option. The. guileful opinion thnt fool <*nn he mined nt a lonwr
rrloo tlmn rhnrged undor tho contract
is thn reason for thin.
Tlm     Kc,t\m   t\t   TVirt   \1rirltn   lo   four
feet thick nnd of excellent quality,
but It will Ink*** tliMO jrflnrs for devol*
opmnnt work sufficient to irlvc tho
fit nol Compfiny whnt it require! for Un
- •    *, i I*,, i ,    me a
RT. CATHARINES. Fob. 17—Mr. M.
llouaberger of Jor-lnn. a prominent
fruit grower, made tho statement to*
Aty that fully W per cent of tho
pouch crop nt 1!WH.v killed by niter*
nnto fiosts und mild weather of tho
Radepolskoi, as by this time - she haL
heard of the robbery, the sole subject
of conversation among' the' guests of
the hotel.
When they first made acquaintance;
Lady Lambart and the Countess.' Ra-
dopolakoi had seem a good deal of
e*ch other. The Countess had been
interested in Lady Lambart because'
she was a friend of John Kenrith,
and Lady Lambart had been' interested in the Countess because, she was a
friend of Mr. Trowbridge, the handsome American millionaire of whom
everybody in the Hydro was talking.
Of late a feeling of constraint had
arisen between tliem, arid Lady Lambart guessed that the Countess, had
become jealous of Hilary with' Trowbridge. Knowing nothing of a bond
between them which Elspeth had
early suspected, she knew no great
reason to fear the Countess." Trowbridge was in love with Hilary, and
it rather amused Lady Lambart to
'see the pain of another woraau. Now*.
she determined, after sympathizing
duly o with Countess Radepolskoi on
the loss of her jewels—quite famous
throughout the hotel—she would
casually mention Hilary's 9ngage-
ment, perhaps asking with all innocence whether the Countess had been
told of it "her friend Mr.
Lady Lambart found the door of
the Countess's sitting, room ajar. She
knocked, arid .when there was no answer, pushed the door farther open.
No one was' there; but as she hesitated on'tjie threshold, ttie Countess's
French maid looked out hurriedly
from an inner room.
"Where is your mistress?" ' asked
Lady Lambart;
The woman was folding up a handsome tea gown, and,. Lady „ Lambart
noticed that she was very pale, with
n curious, strained look in the .eyes,
-as if she were momentarily expecting
something alarming to happen. But,
perhaps, this was the effect upon her
of the robbery last night; servants
were rather like that. "Madame la
Countesse has been called away very
suddenly, miladi," she said. "I am
packing lier. things, and will follow
-ns soon as lean."
"Gone!" exclaimed Lady Lambart.
"That is indeed sudden. Is it on account of the robbery?"
The maid's dark face quivered for
•in instant. -,
"Yes, miladi; it is on account of
'.he robbery," she replied.
"Surely she will come back?" questioned Lady Lambart. "She has said
good-byto none of her. friends"——
"I know, miladi, it ,is most unfor-
\nnate,, and Madame regrets much;
but I doubt if she will come back;
'.hough, of course,-1 do not know all
herplans/' '__ "'_' _^_^_y- -__'
Lady Lambart's brnin. She imagined
that Trowbridge must have told the
Countess of his f intention to marry
'.Hilary, and-that in a,,rage she had
'.eft Loehrain.
, "The i. jewelry is only an excuse,"
vaa her thought. "The Countess must
nave felt she couldn't see the two together, and so she has vanished, making some pretence, I-daresay, about
Scotland Yard. But perhaps Lady
rdcliffe will know something about
it. They wore always in each others'
. lookots lately, and now the.fact that
hey have both been robbed will havo
Irawn them even closer, together,"
In any case, Trowbridge was certain to. be. aware. of the Countess's
departure. Lady Lambart told tho
maid that if Mr. Trowbridge knocked
■it the sitting-room door he wns to bo
informed that Lndy Lambart hnd
.yone on to Lndy Ardcliffe's room.
A bnbel of voices preeted lior ears
is she knocked at Lndy Ardcliffe's
loor, and .one. broken sentonce camo
to hor clonrly.' "Of courso, I can't
orovo anything now, but nil tho biiiiio
I'm morally certain thnt"	
The voico cnmo iienror; the door
wns oponod by the speaker, Lndy
-Vrdallffe horsolf; nnd at sight ol Lndy
Lnmbart she pave n littlo stnrt, growing red, nnd breaking off suddenly. .
"How do you do?" snid the oldor
ivpmnn, somewhat stiffly, lookinp so
'liuoh ombarrnsRed thnt Lady Lnmbart wns puzzled.
"We—I—that is, wo wero all tnlk*
Ing ovor the robbory," Bhe wont on,
"Will yon como in?"
"Thanks, yes; I've oomo to syinpn*
thizo," ropliod Lndy Lnmbnrt, airily,
"You aro very kind," roturned tlio
othor, with a   quick   but   eloquent
j-lnnco nt hor friends,
Trowbridge had interviewed her
inrly in tho morning, had learned
Irom her own lipd thc theory she hnd
lormod in regard to hor stolon jewels
(n thinp sho hnd absorbed from tlio
CountosH Rndci'i'l»koi, ns sho would
icnreoly hnvo boon nblo to ovolvo ll
alono) nnd hnd induood hor to prom*
Iho thnt ulio would do nothing inimical to Lndy Hllnry Vnno. "It isn't
Hint I enro for tlio girl pnrUoulnrly,"
ho hod said, "Ii I hnvo glvon pooplo
nny ronnon to think so, it wns only
to fthlold hor in lior nffnir with Ox*
lord, nnd nlso bocauso you havo boon
unkind to mo lately. Sho knows wo
nro (mint (rionds nnd Bho nnd lior
inothor mny fnncy I hnvo put tlioRO
Idom nbout lior Into your hond, I
nliall think you more angelic Minn
ever if you promise not to Accuse
Lndy Hilnry, You admit you hnvon't
nny real proofs; that tho Count*,™
hn« them all, nnd hni Bald thnt who'll
mnko thom known this morning; but
mark my words, Bho'll do nothlnp ol
tho sort, I'vo boon studying lior clinr*
nctor, nnd hnvo dlscovorod thnt aho'i
rm cowardly nn nho is Holilsh. Sho
hopes to mnko a eatt-pnw oi you:
t!jo;j, ubi'jj iho l.aa j*;C'i j'ou U> do nml
<my oxnctly whnt. she wnnts «ho will
■nroly throw everything on your
•.boulders and disclaim any special
knowledge or roHponslblllty. Without
vory strong proofs on wlilon lo found
n«    ijAwiBn|jift»j   yni*   Vl'A'iJA   Yif.   It)   *tf\rt\fi*
tiling of n scrape; and overy ono
would think you hnd done whnt you
hnd out of ill nnt,ur»-* thing really
*o very foroign from yonr iwoot din*
Lndy Ardcliffo had -finally .yielded
reluctantly to Trowbridw'n argil*
r.*nt.,. U*t .ihe h-vd not told Mm how
-ho nnd the Cotmteu Badepolilinl
.i<t'1 1»Hi iitr-n tslklng In the hull nl
**"«■ h-Mfl th* tvenlng before ayainti
Hllnry Vnne nnd Lady Lambart.
T.«dv Ardcliffe had aid, whnt the
'•■•vi flri-ndy »nir| to Elapeth Dunn,
■■"a-.t .«*r hvn worn In dreadful mon»y
both of them'could make a rich mar
riage (as .they were .striving heart
and brain ,to do), she did not see at
all what would become of them.
The Countess had added that she
jvould not be in the least surprised if
the mother ,and .daughter descended
to actual theft to relieve them in their
desperation, as already they must
have pawned all their own jewelry
which-was worth pawning She would,
not trust Hilary Vane alone'in the
room with hers, she had continued;
and though she had laughed and pretended to be half in jest, naturally
everybody who had heard the speech
remembered it after the robbery.
Lady Lambart and.. Hilary, congratulating themselves ,on having escaped
a-terrible humiliation, little dreamed
how. their.names were being taken-in
vain in the hotel; and their defenders, Trowbridge and Elspeth Dean,
were as ignorant of the talk as the
subjects of it; as ignorant"as John
Kenrith and Captain Oxford, who
were known to' be friends of the unfortunate pair, '
Those who had heard Lady Ardcliffe's words, and especially the
Countess„Radepolskoi's, the, night before the robbery, told all their acquaintances whohad not heard; and
these persons, rapidly passed the story
on to others, so thnt the whole house
wa.= buzzing °with the hideous gossip
which Elspeth Dean. Trowbridge and
Mr. McGowan flattered . themselves
had been killed.
'. Naturally some of hei most intimate friends had lost no time in reminding Lndy •Vrdcliffe of last night's
conversation, and all ;,were bitterly
disappointed' as well as surprised at
the Countess Radepolskoi's sudden
flitting. A select party had been discussing the situation in Lady Ardcliffe's sitting room when Lady Lambart arrived, and not a woman there
but was conscious of a quickening of
the pulse when the mother of Hilary
Vane appeared at such a dramatic
. .0 i "     ' ?
"I have been to condole with Countess Radepolskoi too," said Lady Lambart, "but I find that she has gone
away. Doesn't that seem very sudden?"
"Oh, it is. Even Mr. McGowan, the
manager, didn't know she was going. I asked him, and he told me so,"
said one of the ladies who had been
most bitter against Lady,, Lambart and
her daughter." She was unable to resist the temptation to tell something
which perhaps the others'did not yet
know. "And really, it's very odd; no
one saw her leave the house."
"No doubt she had her own reasons
said '„ Lady LambaA, with a * veiled
sneer. Had she but known how these
half dozen women were regarding her,
even her proud spirit would scarcely,
have ventured a sneer .at' the absent
enemy. ■     "     '
Lady Ardcliffe, who had lately,
made common cause with the , once
despised "foreigner," against Lady
Hilary Vane, flushed with anger. "No
doubt she h-d her reasons for not letting some (•.us know the meaning of
her actions,' she retorted, in defence
of her absent friend, "I shouldn't be
surprised, myself, if she hadn't left
the hotel after all."
"What do you rhean?" asked Lady
"I mean; that.there may be those
under this roof who will be watching,
Why shouldn't the Countess be her
own detective?"
As Lady Ardcliffe spoko theBO words
sho fixed her oyes on Lndy Lambert's
'nee, expecting to see aichnnge ol
c '•.'•m, e.vA that, oaleai one or
t ****?'
" urtlu you muia Lii/iiiiin Ox/urtt—"
color como undor hor look, Othor oyos
nlso woro fastened oni'orlv upon tho
liimdrioiiiu funtiirort; nnd tho Hix self-
coniititutod judgoi. docidod that tho
womnn waH too hard and BlianioloRB
ovon for n blush, .
Lndy Lniubiiit- nlinii/cod hor ftlioul-
dors, "So you nnd tho CountenH huh-
pc-ct some ono in tho hotol, do you?
How exciting t"
Pond silonco answered, nnd Lndy
L-inil'iirl begun tn fool Hint tlio uilonco
uiiii electrical, though hIio did not un-
i\i-..i. t niy!   »''l'--.
"H«nlly, it'never rnins but It poura
uNciluuiailitu," »iie went on, wiiun no-
b.-ly AiiHwured. "Thou- wan thn motor
■tn* accident yontoi-dny; nnd now this
•.Londftil robbory; nnd my daughter'*
engagement, which 1 supjxMo will
ciiifo a littlo flutter, at Mr, Trow-
ft. , n
W^iii^v.   in   m.i   lyi'J'   *
"Mr. Trowbridge!" exclaimed Lady
Aidcllffe. "Surely you rnenn Cnptnin
"lint thnt is ridlculoiiH," snid Lndy
Lnmbnrt. "There hni* never.beon the
•alljrhU'Ht chnnco for Cnptnin Oxford
witrt^ my daughter."
"You limy nol ki.w.v her heart iirt
well a« you think," replied the elder
xtnutttn, "(DrU Ann't tell iheir mn-
Dtitte everything,"
"I am nt leait in the confidence of
my daughter far enmji'.i to know that
Mr. Trowbridge linn firopoaed .not
one*, but aaveral tin,*", and thi*
morning hi* been nc<-* |.ted."
,. Foi>a. moment Lady Ardcliffe .felt
that,she must faint, but, foolish
woman as she was, she had enough
pride to save hei from, becoming
ridiculous in the eyes of her visitors.
With a supreme effort 'she rallied all
lier forces, trying to think that her
enemy had told an untruth; yet, in
spite ot her passionate wish not to
believe, there was something in Lady
Lamhart's tone that carried convic-"
tion. She guessed that Trowbridge's
soft words to her in the early morning had been spoken with an object.
He was determined to, save Lady Hilary at any price, and he had meant
tjjkeep his engagement secret for a
day or two. Now his object had been
thwarted by the girl's.own mother.
■ All' the malice and spite in this
middle-aged woman who loved a young
man seethed. within her, seeming to
pour venom through her blood. She
longed' for some inspiration to show
her how best to punish Trowbridge for
the,trick he5had played. Her foolish
love for him had turned to hate, and
she would have liked to strike' him a
stinging  blow.
The .easiest way to strike, and the
way perhaps to deal the hardest blow,
was to ruin Hilary Vane; but it would
be difficult to work without, her lost
ally. The Countess had said this
morning, before Trowbridge had come
and separated them: "I have absolute
proof against the girl by which I
can denounce her when "she comes
downstairs. I. won't tell you what it
is, for if I did you wouldn't be surprised; and it's better that you should
be surprised. I'm not it liberty either to
tell you why I am so certain about
this proof; but I am certain; and
vou'il soon see that I was not boast-
:»*. tt
ing. ,
So Lady Ardcliffe had waited, expecting something sensational; and
the Countess had vanished; and she
herself had beenAtricked. But.if it
were not in her power at the moment
to have the- girl she hated arrested,
she would at least so damage her
reputation that Trowbridge, no matter how much in love, would hardly
dare to face the world with Hilary
Vane as his. wife.
"Mr. Trowbridge must have been
accepted this morning; indeed, Idon't
wonder that Lady Hilary said 'Yes,'"
3neered Lady Ardcliffe, with trembling lips.' "But I venture to prophesy
that the engagement will be dissolv-
jd before night—and by him."
Lady Lambart, who had sat down,
rose abruptly, looking very stately
and handsome. "Are you mad?" she
"Not at all—though I've had enough to make me so. It is you, who
are mad to come here and talk as you
have done—after last night's work."
"  "What do you mean?"
"I mean that it was your daughter—aided and goaded on by. you,
}rpbably—who stole Countess Radepolskoi's jewels and mine."
; Lady Lambart, ■ on hearing Lady
Ardcliffe's astounding accusation • of
T.ady Hilary/ though marble pale,
burst into laughter. "After all, you
•ire mad !■' she cried. And then, turning Ho the half dozen women sitting
in a silent group, she said "What
ought I to do? Send for the manager
if the hotel, or ^-the, doctor?"        °
"Be thankful if I do not send for
the police'and have your daughter arrested," shrieked <Lady Ardcliffe.
■'There are proofs enough that it was
.ind, whatever" happens, I intend to
get mine back.. They shan't be sold
:o pay your debts."
"Ring the bell, some one, and let
•,s send for the doctor," said Lady
Lambart. "This woman has complete-
v lcet hei senses."
' "I think," said one of the others,
"'that we had better not ring. It is
best for everyone concerned that we
keep this among ourselves. You may
as well know, Lady Lambart, that
the Countess also suspected Lady Hilary, though on what grounds, of
course, none of us can tell you. She
seemed to be certain, however; and
so, you see, whether dear Lady Ardcliffo is right or wrong, she isn't ino
the' least mad.'.'    .      ■■-.,*■
"What a monstrous and horrible accusation!" ejaculated Lady Lambart,
"It could only lmve entered the head
of a jealous woman. Wo all. know
that 'hell hath no fury like a woman
scorned'—especially an elderly woman
scorned for a young girl. Both theso
women have boon madly jenlous of
my poor, innocent child. This is n
plot ngniiiHt her, I "understand now
tho mystery of the Countess Radepol*
•ikoi'B sudden flitting. Mr, -McGowan,
the manager, hns doubtless heard of
ihis difigincofiil Bchemo, nnd hns biiti-
ply turned her out, I hlinll seo him,
and then, Lady Ardcliffe, I warn you
that you hnd better mnko your -preparations to go nlso,"
It wns now Lndy Ardcliffe's turn to
■nugh, which eho did, shrilly' and
lntefully, "Miserable fool!" slu> cried,
''don't you know thnt you nud your
duughtbr lire walking on the rdgo of
ii precipice? Perhnps nt thi.s very mo-
■nunt n dt-tecliw hns diNcovi'i'cd tho
proofs whicli will si-nd your daughter
:o piinoii,"
"It may ho, Lndy Lnmbnrt. that sho
is a klc|-tomnniiir-." siid ono of tlio
Indies, who wns neither rich, nor h*.
I'ortant, nnd \vli<> in*,.', In-i'ii i*niil'h?<l
niv nn unforgettnblo nccnslmi by tlm
proud Coinitcfia of Lnnibart,
The peiHooiiu-d woman did not doipn
to niiKwer, but. finding thnt ulio wiih
in danger of fnlliiifj into vulgar ri>-
crliiiiiintloii, wit limit ntiotlmr word ulio
■iw-.pi out of (.':" room. Thciici* .*-.111*
went. Htmii-lit t>i Iht own, v,Ii-*i*p «Im*'xl for n ini'ine'it or two hi-liiinl
tin1 liactily looked door, thinking dot***,
She i*(i!i)i'ii-,'"r-;d tlii' CoiHitinpi'H em
rim? caught in it 'frill of Hilnry'K diVf-m,
(oi, though hin. Imd not lioon in hen
diiut-liter'H room at tho lini" of the odd
dii-i'ovory, hIiu had hoard tho oonvor*
nation  butwi'i'ii    Mlxpeth nnd  llil-jry,
Viif),  nil''   th-M'-,'ht.   it   Mlln  ivltllill   thnt
thoro wa* a plot nn inoi*«-.ljli|y wicked
plot—liiitelied by two jcnlonh, iinHcr.up.
iiloim women, lint--would it hn onsy
tn provo it a plot;- Mrnl lli-y not piny
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hundred and fifty HlmreH of «»•■ hundred dollniH each,
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No. 251
12.40 a.m.         FERNIE           . 4.00 p.m
12,58.  ..   - .    HOSMER,; -
,- -3.40
.„.. .OLSON
,„   3-27
MICHEL    ; v
TO-RENT—Furnished rooms   with
bath at Howland. avenue, .opposite the
"Baptist church.    , ',,
WANTED1—Partner in good paying
bulsness, with five hundred dollars capital; apply post office box. 238.   i    .
LOT FOR SALE—Lot 13 block 2,
Hosmer, apply A: J. Limb, Coal
Lady operator wanted for telephone.
Apply by letter to box 306, ■
>** ■   ■
• To-day is pay day at the mines.
Fresh fish dally at the 41."
W. Liphardt of Maeleod was in the
city over Sunday.
,  Doughnuts, just like mother used to
make at the Fernie Meat Market.
Mrs. F. Ship leaves this evening for
Calgary on a short visit.   ■
Cleanliness is next to Godliness —
Ingram's for a bath.
Charles Sheppard was in town on
^business on Thursday. -   z
, F. W. Adolph of Baynes was up on
business the early part of the week.
Lettuce and Celery at the Palm.   ...
Mr Whatmough preached both morn*
ning and evening in thc Baptist church
last Sunday.
, For a good comfortable smoke get
Dorenbecker's brands. They are
home product.
Sec. ,'1'reas. A". J. Carter was up
from Michel on Thursday, returning
the same evening.
For a birthday 'gift nothing more
appropriate than a piece of,.fine jewellery. Wright has a choice'selection.
■ The Rev. I. "W. Williamson will
return to-day, and will preach in the
Baptist church to-morrow.
The cuisine at the Napanee is the
best iirthe city. ,
Do  not  forget, the boxing  contest
at Coal Creek club Monday!night."„A
gco'd evening's sport is assured.
■ ■• Cgll up phone No. 77 tor fruits.and
confectionery delivered at your home!-
■-,"-■*    "     .    ■  • ,'    r '    ■
Edmonton .hockey team wanted too
much money- td'stop off at-*Fernie^-ui>
other way ,of getting cold feet." y   ;,
Valentine Post Cards at Bleasdell's
Palace Drug,Store.    '.., ',
J. H. McMullin Is-leaving'.for..the
coast this week to take up the position of provincial superintendent*of po-
., lice. ■" ' .; '
„- - i.!
Do you play pool or billiards. Ingram has the goods.  '
J. F. Armstrong of Cranbrook,was
In Fernie on Wednesday and heard
the preliminary trial of the Michel assault case.
The Fernie Shooting Gallery is a
good place to practice at. Next door
to the Fernie Meat Market.
-The argument of the Protessq, Compensation case was gone into before
his honor, Judge Wilson on Monday.
The decision will bo given later.
Wright the Jeweler for bargains in
ladles diamond rings from $10 up,
Monto Christo, the play that has
stirred the hearts and lives of count*
less thousands will he Mr. Bruce's offering on March 11th.
The Napanee hotel  is prepared to
. handle travellers and other guests.
No other company that ovor played
Western Canada has gained such n
reputation for Itself as has the San
Francisco Opera company, that plnya
Fernie, March bib.
u   Meat pies, the  best  make, at the
Fernie Meat Market,
Sny, while HpoakiiiR of the probable
influx of foreign Immigration, it ro*
minds uh of nnotlior subject, that Ib
the oratorical ability of somo of our
u citizens, When It. comes to platform
orntloiiH Pat has thein all cheated.
Ladies' and gents' watches In tho
beat movements at Wright's, next to
Fernie hotel.
Tho Edmonton liockoy team pnuaoil
throiiKh the city IiihI nlnlit after n so*
rloH of gnmoH at NoIboii and miccoed-
oil In ml'lim In thu Putrid* nsgrnun-
tion on both occasions, the last gnmo
HtaiKlllIf,' &  to  fi,
I'ationlze the rlnk, The mniiago-
ment. are niipplyliig a flue nheot of Ico
nnd every attention Is «lven to the
comfort of ihe patioim,
Wc received a letter from Cardiff In
fi'iinnl to the relief qucHtlnii. Thoro
are Home pretty atrong statementH in
It, and uiiIchh the writ or H.-ndf* hi:*
nnine ah a matter of good faith only,
and not for publication, .we cannot
print lho coninuiulctitlon.
I.iiHt Ttieiiday ulglii at Coleman Jim
IltiiTOWK put Jolnihon away In the
ninth round, Wo are told ho did tne
trick In the fifth, hut the lime keeper
to*, excited and nvurloo..ilil thu,count,
■ , , ,      i   i    '■  ■  „
.lOllllhllll    h"-'" •»'<-,    "|'."ll.<      141. 11,4,    uui     IUI
' •■■■*■ mlmites ni'*l the fli'lit crmtlnui'd
fnr imothor four rniindu, Nothing liKe
gelling your nionoy'B worth,
R. Harris and wife, of 'Vancouver
were in town this week.
Cut flowers every Saturdayat'the
Palm. .    ,-' '   "
, T. .Lebel .of Pincher .Creek was' in
town on Friday.. •.   - , .....   ;
For hotel accommodation the Napanee ds the place;. .    -.'
;  Mrs .'Hamilton of Cranbrook was in
.Fernie on Thursday. ■ ; -   "
Patronize home industry and smoke
Crow's Nest Specials and Extras '
'" Business, lot and building for'.sale—
Apply to W.  R.  McDougall. ' \
Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Drinnan . of
Hosmer were in towii on Thursday,.
Make a big score and win a cash
prize at Ingram's Bowling" Alley.
Mr." and Mrs." Jarvis of Hob. tier
were in town on Thursday.p'- '   ,
The Rev. S..Cook of Michel preached, in the Methodist church last-Sunday. ', ■     "
The shooting gallery for sport7Next
Fernie Meat Market.
A'case of common assault was heard
before Magistrate -Whimste'r on Wednesday.
Miss Thompson arrived from;Maeleod to take a position as telephone op-
Mr.,Brlckenrldge, the coal man from
Lundbreck, visited here the early part,
of the week.
Beef, mutton, pork, veal; hams, bacon, lard, etc., only of the very best.
Phone 41.
A. Bowkins of Pincher Creek was
in town on Thursday and registered at
the Fernie Hotel.
Military brushes make a useful gift
and can1 be bought from Wright the
jeweller, next'Fernie hotel.
X. E. Macdonald of Nelson was in
town this week and registered at the
King Edward.
\ Oh Shoot, at the Fernie Shooting
Gallery. Next to the Fernie Meat
Market. •
M.*' A..- MacDonald of the law lirm
cf Harvey and aMacDoriald, Cranbrook,
was in town this week in connection
with the.court. •
The purity, flavor and strength of
'Salada' tea make it incomparably the
best value on the maret. It is infinitely more delicious and decidedly
more economical than other teas.
For- pure, unadulterated mirthful,
side splitting, rib"tickling jollity, don't
fail, to see the splendid musical comedy presented, by the "San Francisco
Opera company, Bruce's, opera' house
March 5th ."'.'"    :   r"-y-x
The Fernie opera house are makir.-,''
a hit with their shows'.. .We-heard one
gentleman remark that- we get a better moving picture show, than Calgary.
Pat Miller's orchestra is supplying the
music;1.and. IE is'' Al music too"! .. * "
■*' Mi*,.; Watson in charge of th-3
Provincial-office here and Mr.* J. F.
Armstrong will/, be .'supervising, and
will come to-Fefnle every Wednes lay,
but- next Wednesday being a'■ hoi day
and Mrs, Mathieson of Hdsnjer.
spent Sunday with' MrV Hnd;Mrs.*.jl^
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" *W. J. Millffony K:. C. of Calgary
wK^in town this wepk'in •''connection'
villi" tlie.court. 7>„'"'**.'"'*■''.-' -'
Miss C. H. Pitblado of Hosmer was
in town this week and/'regisVered-.-j-at-
the"Fernie Hotel. *'       "■ *    :'7-';"7
D. C. Corbin and G. H. Roberts of
the Corbin Coal - .^company ..passed,
through Fernie on Wednesday.
Some changes' have been made in
the. working "arrangements of Coal
Creek. The midnight shifts<for diggers
at'.Nos.iS and 2 mines have been dispensed with and about 26 men laid 'off'
at*.No. 9 mine. n        ■
A small fire occurred in the Hendei-
sori'block on Sunday evening. The fire
originated from a stove that was left
burning to dry the plaster. One of
the" men !put the fire out with the small
hose before any great damage "was
done.    . '•
Everybody has either seen or heard
of the San Francisco Opera company,
therefore the announcement that'this
the; biggest, musical attraction that has
ever toured Western Canada, will be
presented In Fernie on Friday, March
5tli, conveys with it a deal-of pleasurable anticipation from our; lovers of
good comic opera. The pieco that will
be presented is The Strollers.
The equipment carried by the. San
Fraiicisco Opera' Company for *, Tho
Strollers in a scenic way Is a very
large and massive one. It is also said
to be very expensively arid beautifully
gowned, the wardrobe consisting. of
teii •' complete changes and representing,an investment of. more than, ten
thousand, dollars. The company. 1*
the'largest that ever toured Western
Canada,' numbering forty people and
including a beauty chorus of twenty,
while the cast embraces,the names of
last visit and many new people' who
will be seen here for the first time. *
F. F. Eddy arid wife of Michel were this week.
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Sragei-; Sowing Machines Co.^
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Why be without a Sewing .Machine- when.you1'=
i'l-X.... , ,'.) can get one^ for $3.00 a month? / '   ;
J..- P. HOULAHAN, Agent, opposite Coal. Co.'s office, Pellat Ave.,   ;
A general meeting of the Fernie,Bd.
of-Trade will be" hei;,don Wednedsay
evening, February 24th, at S p.m.-in
the city office. A good attendance is
requested as business of importance
is to b0 dealt with.
""'      ■ ' O. N. ROSS,
■ T, ' -     a. President.
In  Fernie  its
Hawthorne for
Painting,  Interior
Wood tt. A fount Ave.
bfiWill'come on, Thursday.
, -Your cigars;.and. tobacco give satisfaction when-you.'buy from, the Club
Cigar Store.--, -* , -.. .,',.••
■' Bills are out -announcing a boxing
contest at- Coal Creek club on Monday, February 22nd, which promises to
be-a lively affair.,'Two .main bouts
are billed with a good preliminary for
an opening. ' See large posters for
It has been called a "hilarious sufficiency" and this- tllte probably fits it
better than any other for it is one continuous laugh set to music, arid has
the distinction of being tho only one
of its kind that has attained any degree of marked success. . ■   ,
There were a number of judgment
summons for distress heard before his
Honor Judge Wilson on Friday. Many
wore put off until the next sitting of
the court on March 17th nnd several
feettlements.were arranged without the
Interference of his honor,
,Phone.41 for, the best of meats,
Tho Strollers comes to us with the
prestige of a metropolitan reputation,
having plnyed many different engage*
mentu in Now York covering a, period
of an entire yenr, Jt was also seen
for four months, in Chicago, many
weeks In Boston and In all tho principal cities, where it scored tho greatest
fluocoHH of any rnualonl- production in
tho past dozen years,
Two largo C, P. R, curs wont off
lho track at Morrissoy on Wednesday
night,. Ono waH a largo CO ton Btool
lint car and tho oihoi* p. large box car,
both loaded with coal. II. was midnight when they got both off of tlio
liiicli, Traffic waa dei'ivod consll*
ably. Tho cast bound and wost. hound
Flyers had to go around tho G. N\
track by way of tliu loop injur, as also
tho onst bound local on Thursday.
Stick pins and society emblems In
nil the latest desiring at Wright's,
Thc Dromon are RcnonUly good ;(t
everything, but ilioy oxcollod thorn*
Helves aa (•ntortalnorfl on TuoHdny, tho
occiiHlon being thi'lr annual hnll. It
wiih nno of tho host ballH ovor hold,
and great credit lu duo tho committ'.-o
and otlir-rH who aw-lNted, Tho ball
wiih under tin* 'mlroi'iigo of liln woi*.
ulilp Mayor Merc'limcr and tho coun*
ell. Evci-youo reported a real jol.;.*
The Michel caw.', where tho carpen*
turn are charged with running sonic
olhoi* enrpuntorn out of town cnmo up
ior hoiiring before .ludno Wlluon on
Friday morning, A largo number of
wltnusBCH for tlio dofonco wero pres-
1.1.1,       Utltk    I....I    tll.i.,1    (1,,'ilav,    ..;.    thc    il,
fenrtnnt by Mr, .1. V. Armitvonn at I Ify
the preliminary hearing nt two mir-
tion of 1200 ench, which defendant had
not buun nblo to kocuio, Mr, h. V,
BikKieln, who appenrt'd for tlio do-
fence Hnld that ho would prefer thai
IM; (itnn bu HIOUU)limi rtULou^i, tu: ',-ttth
able to no on with It, nnd nsked 'thnt
ball bo rodiiced or that tlio men he hn
out on their own r-H-ognliinncein Mr,
il. W. flerchtner who nctml nu crown
proHecmor snld It waH ti nerknm rnso,
nnd hu would nsk hia Honor to allow
the. bull to taimnln tta It "iv'ftft, Mr, Kvl;*
stolii asked or nn nlterimtlv-*"* tliut th-j
tn.'io Ik- pioceedcd with, but Mr. He--
cliiuer hi a led Unit ho was not prepared to ko on with tho cate, After some
more argument* by Mr. Eckstein, Ihh
lienor stntod that he would look over
tlin preliminary ovldunco nnd fix hnll
-:*the title of'/'Monte Cristo" is most
familiar/to readers-and theatrical patrons.'' As a book it enjoyed the dis-
ti^ctipn-Jpf being'pnejo*^ thi*! most widely re.-id'stories'every published. As
a-plaj*. 'i,t.-Jtield-tH'e..b.o;ards-'for-ten long
}-ears, and season'after season reaped
a grand harvest of .financial.success;
it*was through-this play.'that'the well
known -romantic actor Mr. James O'-
Neil became -*so "prominent a figure 'in
the; theatrical: world" .The play7is"~of
a;'romatitic-order andvbrings out all
the interesting incidents' of the book.
.The role of Edmond Daniesi the sai-
lor;bby and-the Count of Monte Cristo
v.Jl fall in the hands of the'talented
and; popular leading; manr Mr. Frederick. Clarke. Mr.-Clarke has made the
hits of his-, theatrical "career ln ■ the
characterization of plays of this" order
and It-is-safe to predict that'ln this
play hewill add another to his already
long'list of drariiatic triumphs. :
.Monte Cristo will be produced at
Bruce's opera house on March 11.   .
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CRANBROOK, Feb. 17—Rev. H. R.
Grant of Fernie, the original sky pilojL
in Ralph Connor's book of that name,
won .the..Corby. trophy. in the bpnspiel
here, to-day, and MacLean of .Maeleod,
the >'Grand Challenge'. MacLean of
MacLeod, Grant, of Fernie, and Henderson of Fernie- are 'still in ■ the
Gault. McCowan, Blundell and Johnson are -.stiU in the Consolation .•?*.. . .'-.
A later despatch says:—Cranbrook
has been taken into camp. His reverence the*! Sky Pilot hasclearied up'the'
bunch. " In fact.Fernie has ddhi?. the
deed, winning the Gault cup and the
Consolation —Xelson News. ■
Storm Raises Havoc in tho
Peach Belt Down East 7
,'.'•• ^HsSJb?1^0 TOURNAMENT,
"'Last Tuesday and"vyediTd'sday three
iocal rinks went to Cranbrook "to-participate in-the annual tournament "at
that-city.—Thie efforts. o£. the. Fernie
team were.more'than triumphant, as
they.''s?jiiiSo'eeded'':,in-4' c^pturing^no.t less
than three first 'prize's" aricl 'brie' 'secriita7
-.There\Wgre__ thirteen..rinks* iii.'all in
competition, five'"'"' ""frbiii "7Cranbrook
three from Fernie, two each",-from
Macleod"*and.Lethbridge," and one from'
Calgary^ ' The'tro'pliies.are now. in
d^play^tn* A. G. -Liphardt's.'window,
TCntTare,- infffiemselWs'DeautiiuiTT-Vve*
regret-that ,we -cannot give the .scores
but they-will,-appear-next, wefelt'.
The local competition for the P.
Burns.trpphy started last'night'- with
Hende'rsgii an(i Brown,' arid Johnson
and Blundell in play.
a VANCOUVER, Feb. 17r-W7A.;Mc*
Phelan-.was awarded $3,500 damages
yesterday for the loss of an eye. The
accident was due to a defective * sidewalk, and suit'was brought against the
city.   ..V. .   . "
SANDUSKY, Feb. 17 -rThe city has
been beyond the reach of the outside
world by wire since six o'clock-Sun-'
day night when the last telegraph line
between here and Cleveland went out
of- service as,, a * result of the heavy
sleet.' storm-,.-.. There, is ;rio' light ai?
night except from candles, lamps or
gas jets, and the supply of- gas is ldiy'.!
_,' If Is npt.believ'ed'comriiunication can*'sablished within a week. suspended. ,The storm is tt[fc
worst,in the history,of Np,
estimate *-of_ the .damage can be made.-
Thousands' of "fruit .trees a have .-. been
ruined "and' the' effects of the devast**.-'
'tion- wiir-be apparent in the coming
season's crop.'- There-is said ;to be
.a^sqlutely^iip..hqp.g,.fp.r peach crop rri'
the 'entire fariioiis Lake 'Erie','- 'pes
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