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VOL. IV.   No.
• Tfae Official Orgraist of District No. 18, U. M. W.of A-
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Political Unity is Victory
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FERNIE,   B. e., ' FEBRUARY 6th,   1909
$1.00 a Year
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We•'fcWiy^'^stblGlk- to suit all tastes;.
Oiir "^ Kitetam: ^^RaHges^'Stloves- arid
Heaterscannot be* excelled. We are
right in price every time :\ .\ *.<;.;^;.;
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^^r^m^m^^^^^'^ on ^uch'Pui:chase
terms that every home may own one.   We want you
to know more about the New Scale Williams' Pianos
Pianos:
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whaf'-ma-^kVenrtnMfume'htB they are-^and,WliY.1.'' OurNfr.ee booklets{give these facts;—tell'
"  what famous pianists, teachers, singers, colleges and schools think of,these'"faultless   ' pianos.'
- .* Andi they, aro .FACTS, tbat .you, should- know about the NEW. SCALE.. .-..WILLIAMS' PIANO'. 'Let
.„.,. us send.,the. booklets .and. show you Jiowjyou. may have any style of,the New * Scale   'Williams.
"Plano^-grand or upright—and pay'for it on oiir hewipurchas'e''"plan;t"J "Address or call' on'the'
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THE TOILS
THE    d.   H,
COMPANY^   LTD.
Y. S. Slieppanl,. a Prominent Real Estate Man is
Broaght to Fernie on Serious Gharge--
Has Preliminary Hearing ■■
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SEVERAL CITIZENS INTEBESTEO--WORKINGMEN MEN IN
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.  by ^Fernie;-ion! 'the
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easy payments are
compttnyi.'1.Write for circular on*'Koo.tgna.is? ., >,:>
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DELAY
Y. S. Shepp'ard of Lethbridge was; arrested this'week* at that city
on a. warrant'pwoih out', frbiulicTCj charging him with obtaining
money under false pretences.    ■    ■-->   *7. >,    ',   ,   .,-„,,.,
The accused was lirousjht here'tind after his*preliminary, trial
was allowed out on bail.'   '      ' ' ' ', ' ''".  "•,'
■'I - The'iCharge'.is based oii the'fact.that Sh'e'ppa'rd has sold-large
parcels of-land iu aiKUaroiind.Fernie, and after these parties paying
their good money;'' they claim'that they find their land was misrep-'
'resented;.iii-,sonie';'instanccs'-when .the;land,was supposed„\6. bq near
itc.ity or'town; it was found that when the purchasers drove out to
his lah'd'fh:e ebuld hot see,an'v feign 'of tiie town:; This,-aiid' 6th'er sup-
'po's:edly' false representations, led'-to, the' ar.res't, of Shep'pard. ,- ...
,..'! The case .will'-no doubt be '.watched'' with- great interest as several*
of the/Fernie workingmen,have' dealt witli this man Sheppard. ,-
4 ' 'They, claim, that- after- stinting themselves- to' pay for the land,
ihey. have found that it is not worth ten'-per cent of ■ what * they
have, paid for it.,.,,. .        * _'    '/'.'.   ',,'.,-    ,'..','   •'.'.,'•'.,.,,*'-'.,
'' ' iAVe .trust, that„both justice and-equity, will, unite* in. dealing with
■this.'case/an'd if ;Sheppard is 'sho'*wn to be guilty, that he be dealt with
accordingiy," as'these false; pretense' scheiiips^ are gettiiig tbd\numer-
ous all-over the country.* ,.,■,■• ",,;    i-*  ■• "    x'• •    *,
pommittee Meeting, Pro-
|)  mised and Nothing-
3U!:t,"''Doing: Yet''   ";,.':'
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TO CONSIDER
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Men's Suits
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Shirts    75c to     6,00
Shoes    2,00 to    5,00
Paps      50o to    1>50\y
Trunks3^0 to i *'&5'
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See\my swell line of Neckties ?/%„ 4^ tto
ii all styles s    -[    -* r -.   ''•   OUCfO <po
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Ae  A.    GILLESPIE
(Next door to Hotel Fernie )
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PIC TURE PR A MING
hum*.! um.—f^nmirimimf ut*	
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/ have a large stock of Pictures and
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best ever shown in the city, Alt
work done promptly and
.. delivered
AGENT FOR THB NEW RAYMOND SEWING MACHINE
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Op*ftp.it.p«pbt   wm.   SCOTT     *•*")•
DAMAQBS FOR WIFE'S DEATH
TORO>JTO, Fob. 8— A »ot»t«mont
wtt mehert thli noroinf In tho Shan*
•Bon-U'otjj fctttotwAilft l»M'l»ty cvlt l*-
fore Mr. Ju«tlce Utchford. Mr. ShAn*
noo, whole wife wab kllle4, la to rr-
eol-ro $1800 am1) ttmti. If** will nnnln
Iftoo bimMlf And their four children
*«1!l -pet ft*E* -ntti «w «ttlnf «f TAjpi*r
,*-'-* ~ -a-     •    ,(waM»««.*a4'ftfc-4aiS'a*a*. *^    - . "*
sufferers. the. Relief .committee promis.
ed to meet the original.cbmi-aittee of
48'to vvhoni. they pw,e their present,ex-
i.Btence.'/^.As. yet', we have not heard,
*6f?fanya^mjf/ethQ^J'takipj^, p.laqe.-.:,-...i.Wo,
trustrthat* .tb't! people.'will insist on
sbme tangible plan being adopted, and
not^let a fe,w men, who really, have no
right i without; consulting the people,
bluff, and bulldose them from'demanding a statement and- setlement. . The
latest game displayed at the Sunday
meeting waa to try and get the workingmen (it variance W|tn each^ other,
and *v'hlle,they would he 'fighting, grab
all in'sight, - This Is an old trick,
both- in politics and in other things,
and must be guarded against. Stand
pat and you can win tho day,
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7   '       CLERGY RELIEF
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,'Tho ;CIorgy Relief Committee, ap*
pointed to'administer tho, Nelson and
Moyie, funds, placed at their disposal
met in,the Roman Catholic prosbytory
on Tuos'day morning,, Fobruary 2nd,
to,receive report to date, and,also to
appoint a socretary"in' plhce of tho
Uov.' Fathor:McGullough, who will bo
leaving Pernio on tho rotiirn ot Father
Tavernler. Presontii— Rovs. Hugh
Grant, prosldont; Father McCiillough,
socretary; Revs. Wilkinson, William'
son,,Hall and Captain'Davis of tho
Salvation'Army, This was tho fifth
meeting bIiioo organization last September.       ■■ - -1 ' ' "'<    '    •'    ' •
■pp to dato the total sum of $1913.05
ha'H boon distributed through tlio, var*
louii storoB for rollof' from those
fundi*, with rt further small sum fpr
drugs; Tho paymont'of accounts to
date was duly authorized.
On'motion of Hov. Mr. WilllnmBon
socondod hy Rov. W. I.. Hull, tho
commltteo expressed rogrot• atMoslng
Fathor McCullough, occasioned by his
expected departuro, and In.ftccaptihR
his resignation 'voiced*, thoir appVaoln*
tion of tho services rendorod hy lilm
In connection with tho work, of tho
committee.    ■•,."'■.'''
On motion of Rev. 8, WIIIiIiihoii.
Mocoiuleil hy Rov. Mr. Williamson,
Uov. W. L. Hall wan nppolntod seore*
tary nftor which tlio hiooIIiik (idjoiini-
LEWIS
AGAIN
Ghotti-m Hr«siciont ot tho
U.M.W. of A. toy a
Large Majority
INDfANAPOMS; Ind., Feb. 3- Tho
tftll-arn *whn ulnfn 1n«t ■JVcrtmher hnd
ben canv«*Hlni the voto cast for rm*
tlonsl officers ttt tho United Mine
Workors reported reiults to tho convention to-day.
Thomas I.. Lewis is re-elected pre
sldent by a majority of 16,20* votes
over John Walker or DAnviUe, III.
Lewi* received 83,037 votes and
WAlker M.-7M."
None of tbo CAndldates tor vice-pro*
sldent or. secretary-trtAiurer received
* mijorlir ol the voto* tMt And thnt*
waa no eholce for either of theso two
plAces.- .This ihrow* the eloctlon In*
♦-ft the ttyittfaiUm..
;,VICTdR'iA',';B^.C,;F
,day.     That.is an impossibility" -   It is.a.very iinpWtant;niat;ter^,./a<
vei^' great-ch*ange^t-?.4hroSv' b^
adopt tliis measure .oi'iocal option you,propose,' and the''govbrmnerit
must-proceed with every care, and caution.. We, will, consider all
that! you 'have said and your numerously signed petitions,; resolutions
and telegrams. ;I • will .try,4o .-have y'oiir provincial seeretary,;,:.,I)r.i
Spencer, informed'in^f^w-.dhy^f tlje government's'attitude-so; i!ar
at least as this session is 'ebneerne'd.',',:' ■■' -.- • -• ■ ■•-*';i - ".-.*' ■•* .■i',,.!*»:*.?''•■};?&:
,i jt-This.was.in^part*..the preiniev's reply to-day to the advocates of
local option.•'■'■DrXMcGuire who iiatroduced the'delegation, said in
partv ■■■/■• •■■■..■■..■■■^/v.;*•".•■■*rl!:«•:.-■...:;.,:.   , „•"
' It is one .of the most influential-..certainly'one of the largest,
that has ever waited'upon the governmont.":     ■■   >.•-   •
': For nearly two hours theso speakers held' the attention of the
executive council, while with their petitions signed by 10,000 electors
and' resolutions and telegrams, in support they, eloquently pleaded
that a local op.tiqn Jaw bo placed upon the 'Stdtitto books of the prov-
'inee*.  .•■      <■ '  •        •'■„•■ •,,• "• , ■-        * ••    - ■
i Mr. 13. B. Morgan and Dr. Spencer, president and secretary ofv
sth(i Provincial league;'Dr, 'Ch6,wn,,bf Toronto; a noted tenlpe'raiiqe
and moral reform advocate of tho Methodis^'church* Mr. Joseph Patrick, lumberman of Nelson; Mr.'Banton of Enderby; Mr. Wells "of
Chilliwackj'Mr.'"W. II. Iliggins; Mr.'ll. II'. Steyehs nnd Mr., A'.^i
.Carter of Vancouver; Mr. David Hpencer of Victoria;■ Mr- Skinner
of Naiiuinio; Wililnm Duncan of,Courtney* and Binhop Perrin-who
matle the oloNinfj* iiddresH, were the speakers.     < '       ,
Ai'ttTiMr. Morgan• had returned the thanks of .tlio ilolegntion
i'or tlio,patient hearing accorded them, the premier added lo his• reply, ns given: - ' •■/■■, "'■','., ■''-"., !.';• -i
■ i "I am satisfied that 1 speak for my colleagues whon 1 sny thnt wo
appreciate thc Btrength of your delegation both frdin n numerical nnd
influential point of vitro'.' We arc fori iinatb in kno-jvingmnny of you
horo to-day, iho districts from which you como and the important intercuts you represent. Having in mind this circumstanco our task
lioeomon less difficult,
"You lmvo Hiiid Home very kind words nf the government,   nnd
pnrteiulnrly with regard to tin* litjuor lawH of tho province	
Wo lmvo been hommtlyniid faithfully trying to onforco the lii-nor
laws generally nnd whore tlie* govornmont in directly coin'ornod lho
granting of lioonHos Iiiih been enrofully and cnutioUHly walt'hed."
NAB ALLEGED MURDERERS
I'HOKXIX, It. C, Fob. S—A HoiiMiiional n\\A\mt ol" Ilricli'villv
bntulitH wan made ycHterday when Hill nnd Cleve Newman und Hon
TTflTt *«*fivr*'liindoil hohl'id'tl'*. b'tea ' The**' ivorc*1 nrronli'il bv Chinf
roi-ittliiblc llun.'iu'ry nfid ('onfi.tible IVicliMt'iidcr of Phoi'iiiy, «s<.wtod
hy Ihe deputy sheriff of Okmingan county, WiiHhington. at Orovilh-,
Wnf.li.
\ i The trio aro ull ohniacterH of bad repute and iu thoir urrost tlio
•nnlicr* lielioi'o thnv bnvj. ridt nnly tin* HiHdPvillr* linrttlits Innded but
thojileflperodocswlio hnld up Charlie Thoinet'H hotel nt Midway and
murdered thc proprietor Nome inontliH ago, and tho perpetrator**-: of a
AoricwtorioH of holdupA »long the boundary line wost of hero during
tho pant yenr. Carindinn police rounded tho bandits up at Orovillo.
but on account of it being in .Amorionn territory woro unable to i:*iil*i»
the arrest. By a oloovr rum*, however, Ihe lonwlnblcs |.?ol Hart fleeing in th--* dinvfi"*- of the Cnriodinn boundary, nnd "'"*•' fi'*r(»«,i the
lino quickly mado the capture though no* without an cxniiiiK piiHsagi'
of giuiA, HArt being nrmM and (lefying ojuptur**'. N'-wiinui IitoiIhta
rrere taken nt Oroville l»y tho Okanogan county deputy uli-riff. Both
trreM? «rm-Ml.
Deliver
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Suits iind Overcoats
20 per eent. discount
FROM OUR SPECIAL ORDER     /.-
. J_ y TAILORING ;DEPARTMENT  ;:;; ,
r.We assume all risk regarding fit and; workj
raanship.   We have pleased huhdfeid's, that
if-; .,'' \'.:[". ''^spealK^QrUtself^      "'''"••':"-''
wmmMMOG$y-e<z
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VICTORIA AVE.   / V r y ; iFERNIEi. C
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:Thc tonsistont union .man, .will' support the,' union
>labol oiv every concelvablo clnss..of.goods, provid- ,
. ing,   of courso,, , thoy. arc "not   inferior 'tp "."other'
lnnkes.   The   inconsistent ■■ union  man will so: to   ,
,.speak,. shout hhns'olf hoarsgi for a, -spiat lint .shut !,|
his eyes to a mackoral.   ITo insists on his union
, tobacco, union' cigars or mnybo a .'union broom—.
wo ;have   them ' all—but, when it  coino.s.to the
• more   important • (|uestitin   of  a   union made
Flour—\vo\\, he requires a whole lot of porsua-'
sion   to bo induced to even givo it a trial.   To
which, class do you bolong?   Wc have tho only
strictly "
Union   Made   Flour
i*mm*m*mimmmmr», i   .i\iu'mmmmmim**mmmmmmmmm~***
in the market. It lias taken the gold medal at
Calgary in competition with all other Hours thereby proving its supciioi'ly. Tlm CMiiviistcnt union
men have tried it and would not chango for any
other. .Some of the inconsistent union men have
been induced to try it and will in future become
consistent union men.   Try these brands
i
MOTHERS'   FAVORITE
PRIDE   OF  ALBERTA
'¥&' Seo thnt  vonr hnkor nso-i Irnirm   Klnnr''"Kajr
i
Fernie  Industrial   and
Co-Operative Society* L td PAGE TWO
THE  DISTRICT  LEDGER,  FERNIE,      B.C. FEBRUARY 6 1909.
EXCITING SCENES
u. it: VtT. OF A.
a'- -<).
President Lewis Promises Surprises-~Sev-
'".-a. ' ' i "**        a    "
eral   Heated   Contests   Over   the
Seating of Delegates*   but
no Disruption
INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 23.—The American coal miners' convention to-day
began to get ready for a meeting with
the anthracite coal operators and for
a clash with them if they refuse to
come to satisfactory terms with the
anthracite miners:
As a first step to placing the entire
300,000 organized coal miners of all the
anthracite and bituminous fields ot tho
United States and Canada behind the
anthracite miners' eight demands the
convention declared to-day for the appointment of a special scale committee
which will present' the demands of the
anthracite miners to the national convention for discussion "and ratification.
After being indorsed by the national convention this committee will then
be ready to ask. the anthracite operators for a conference.
The request for a conference will be
in the name of the national organization and the demands will be Backed
by the convention. The demands in
the list will be those of 300,000. men
Instead of only the organized workers
of the anthracite Held.
„ LEWIS- MAKE8   DENIAL
President Lewis, this morning repudiated an alleged Interview with, him
in which he is made to say that he
will ask the anthracite miners and operators to meet by districts.
He called attention to the fact that
through all of the years In-the bituminous field he has stood consistently
and always determinedly opposed to
district meetings or settlements.
When the convention convened this
morning President Lewis immediately
brought up the anthracite matter, and
in aigeneral'way outlined his ..policy.
<a,He suggested that the national convention, by motion,from the floor, authorize the appointment of ■ a special
committee to take .charge.of the anthracite demands. '•
"The anthracite, situation," he-said,
"is one that doe's 'not belong* to • the
—anthracite—w.orkers„alone'.ii7Jthe,jCort.
ditions there are'subjects for all men
to be interested in and the policy ior
the anthracite fields on and after April 1st, when our present* contract or
, award, expires, should be reviewed arid
discussed<by this convention.
"If we get a conference^with the.hnf
thraclte operators and'can secure' a'
contract, all well .and; good. In event
of any other development requiring the
united support of this convention then
the delegates should know the situation intelligently and be able.to report
to the constituency at home."
NOT  PUBLIC   MATTER8
He then declared that he at this, time
had no desire to speak further oh the
anthracite question. He said there
were some matters ln connection with
it which wore-not of public concern,
and that they Bhould, not publicly bo
considered.^        7 *
On the motion of William Yates, of
Saginaw, Mich., ttie convention author*
ized the appointment of the special
committee. It is to.be composed of
a representative from ouch of tho anthracite and bituminous districts of tho
region; "
President Lewis appointed tho ape*'
clnl committee to-day, It is headed
by T. D. Nichols, president of tho
Scrnnton and Wllkcabarro district; J.
Fahy, president of tho Shamokln district and Andrew Matt!, vIco-proBldont
of the Hazleton anthracite    district.
The other members of tho commit*
toe with the exception of Vice-President John R, Gulvln of tho Northwest
district: Patrick Qllday of Contral
Pennsylvania; Francis Froohan of W,
Pennsylvania; William Green of Ohio,
Patrick Golden of tho Indiana block,
E. Cunworth of Canada; W. D. Van
Horn of tho Indiana* bituminous; Jno,
' Walkor of Illinois; W. W, Whito of
Iowa; Alexander Howatt of Kansas;
Prank Smith of Colorado; F, J. Drum
of Maryland; Don Davis of Wost Vlr*
KinJn; F. J, Dunnwny of Tonnonseo;
J. It. Konnnmcr of Alabama; J, It,
Stewart of Wyoming nnd Montana; W,
O. Smith of Kentucky; 13, S. McCull*
oiiKh of Michigan and Goot-ffo Colvlllo
of Missouri.
President Lowls's appointment of W.
D. Van Horn of Indiana on tho committee Ih considered by nomci nH a ru-
cognition of tlio fnct that ho Ih Mill
tlio logal howl of the I lull una minors,
notwIthHtnndliiK the BimpotiHlon order*
ed by tho International executive commltteo, but which v/an stayed by tho
Injunction proceedings broiiR-lit by Van
Horn.
LEWIS ON THE WARPATH
fronldf'-if T.ou'lo Iri'llrntnil urinilntnlr*
nVily thnt noxt wook ho will oxpono n
number ot men who have been, hu miyn Irani.
"inspiring newspaper reports sent out
from Indianapolis" that are aimed to
be   detrimental to and discredit him.
This statement was made during a
fight over the seating of S. J., McDonald, a delegate accredited from Local
Union 1004 at Throop one of the anthracite settlements.
Thirty anthracite delegates headed
by John T. Dempsey, secretary treasurer, and board member, John Fallon,
of the Scranton-WilUesbarre district,
protested his seat, insisting that he
was a newspaper editor instead of a
miner, '        , • •
Dempsey has been tbe news editor of
the Sunday Scrantonian at .Scranton,
and as such it is said, he has become
Involved ln fractional' troubles . with
some of the officers of the district.* Ke
likewise was a , firm supporter of T.
L. Lewis in the recent election.  ,
The report'has been "sent out from
Indianapolis that Lewis is. to appoint
him editor of the United Mine Workers
Journal intimating tbat the appointment is in consideration of his support. ' ;■' .„
, It was in denying this report that Lewis indicated that he would next week
unmask people who, be says, have inspired and sent out newspaper reports
from Indianapolis, that are aimed to
injure him. He emphatically denied
the report about McDonald and said
that it was one of many Injurious, inspired reports "and" he said with a
great deal of vigor, "the people who
inspired it and sent it out knew it was
a lie." ". ' " ,
LONG AND HEATED FIGHT'
The McDonald 'fight was' long' and
heated, Dempsey and others insisting
that he was not a bona fide miner. Jno.
Fallon, ..who has attended the Indianapolis convention for years made his
first speech when backed up Dempsey.'s
vigorous protest,-and, 'speech against
.McDonald.' .-.,-. . ..>,'.,','„-..:*'•'? :•
f4r^icTDonaid~took~the'i"fioor-on-the*'in'r
vi't'atlon,,'bf President Lewis and 'John
tyaiker. He spoke" effectively, insisting that after eight years, work ln .the
newspaper field' he had returned, to the
mines and he said he had been elected
delegate,by the unanimous vote of*the
Throop 'union,-of which,' McDonald's
friends insisted, he had been trustee
for-several years.   ■'-'"•'••''
John Walker arose and, plead for
moderation in statements.-He said he
quite agreed with President Lewis
that inspired and detrimental press reports had been sent out of Indianapolis
and he,advocated, with President Lewis, that'the convention next week take
steps to stopforever its members from
indulging. In such practices. * - * *'»
THE QUESTION INVOLVED ,
After a heated discussion lasting
more .than an hour the McDonald .case
seemed- to .come down to a question
of whether or hot, he was n bone fldo,
miner, actually working In or around
the mines. "
Vlco*pro8ldo*pt.;Farrington of tho Illinois district,'finally(.ummarlzed the
enso against McDonald, insisting tbat
by his own admission he hnd only entered the mines temporarily In order
to qualify as a delegate, He said a
letter from the editor of tho Scranton-
Inn indicating thnt McDonald was to
return to that papor confirmed this
statomont,
Ho Insisted that oven If McDonald
woro qualified,by working In or around
the mlncB, that ho was only technically entitled to a soat and cortnlnly not
entitled to It In tho spirit of tho roal
conBttutlonnl requirements. Ho Insisted that undor such a precedent, If established, pit bofisos, newspaper edit*
ods nnd others could forco thomsolvoH
Into tho minors conventions,
President Lowls insisted on n full
dlHcuHHlon of tho cnBO nnd rofusod to
consldor motions prematurely to closo
It.
DEMP8EV NOT SATISFIED
FltzHlnimorifl iibIcoiI Dompsoy If lio
was Hatlsllcd nnd DompHoy indicated
tlmt ho wnH not whon ha called for
Dologato McMillan, but ho wiib not In
tho hall. Dompsoy Bald that by McMillan ho wlHhod to provo that. Fit/
HlmmoiiH had asked him lo withdraw
hin nnmo from tho protoHt.
CoiwroHHirian T, D. NIoIioIb took
tho floor and Bald that. McMillan had
mndo Niich a chart**--1. The light wnH
Just warming up when ndjourninent
waB takon until nftornoon.
John Mltcholl and W. IJ, Wilson woro
present. Thoy cnmo In ho quietly
nnd took hiicIi Ineonsplciioin* «eat« thnt
thn,' worn heviDy ■fifiHonrl     Mitch nil In
to remain until to-morrow night nt any
During the. discussion talker asked
President Lewis to withdraw his statement that the man "lied" who sent out
the report connecting McDonald with
the Journal editorship. * Lewis made
no comment Walker's plea that such
a, statement was extreme language. He
was at the time pleading for moderation in language. ' '
Mcdonald not seated   ,-
The convention closed the McDonald
case this afternoon by a decisive vote,
jefusing* to seat him. A motion to
request him to leave the hall fell flat
and waB not put.
■INDIANAPOLIS, JAN. 24—It became
more and more evident to-day that the
United .Mine Workers international
convention is sitting in international
session over a mine of giant powder
that is likely to be exploded by fractional friction with most sensational results at any moment". •'
The-charges of irregularities in the
national election are looming up more
and more threateningly. Friends of
both President Lewis and of John Walker, his opponent for the position of
president, are coming out more and
more into the.open with specific instances and charges of election crookedness. • ' ' ' ■
The Walker people are becoming
very aggressie and are charging wholesale irregularities or frauds in the anthracite districts and they are marshalling their forces and their evidence to
go before the convention if the report
of the tellers gives Lewis a majority
of votes.
George Hartlein, of the Shamokin
anthracite district, candidate for secretary treasurer has come into the contest, questioning the peculiar returns
from certain anthracite local, unions,
which gave their entire vote* for-Lewis
for "president tand E. C. McCullough,
for vice. ■ '■',,[' ;■ ." '* .-' -'' '■ '-,'"*
CHARGES •MADE;BY' WALKER'.
\Another.thing that' is expected -.to
start something will': be'*" the report1 of
the ^resolutions committee..- JlTo it has
been submitted'-many resolutions-; de*
nounclng botli^evtB,and;Walker\for.
the practices employed in the' miners
election, and calling on the convention
to censure and in some instances, demanding expulsion. ~ ' , _-"-■•
. Every one of these reported "to the
convention will open iip the whole election controversy' and will drag into
the''convention" the "bitter* "personal
charges made during the election. President Lewis, it., has-been announced,
intends to' arraign his assailants In the
convention.".:" This announcement was
sem'i-offici$Hy made before the convention convened. 7 '   T
CLASH  AVERTED BY CUPID
President ,T. • L; r Lewis's closing remarks on Saturday, in which he indicated that the '.'lida', might be .lifted
and some one get hurt, caused the delegates of the Coal Miners convention
to get in their seats early this morning. John; Mitchell became interested with the prospects and opened
up the wires to New-York and.gpt a
postponement of a conference that he
was to attend ln that city to-day. He
remained over. ■.     ~. ,-,*,'»■ :*'
The stage setting'for to-day's sessions of the miners was the big auditorium of the German House, Tomlln-
son hall having been turned over to the
MuBikverin concert to-night. The big
German house was.crowded and its
smaller area forcibly brought out the
fact that the miners convention is this
year by far the largest that the miners ever held.
In past years the German House has
been large enough to accommodate all
comfortably but Its capacity was tested to-day.
ABOUT 1360 DELEGATE8 THERE
The final report of the credentials
committee will probably show that 1,-
360 delegates are seated in this year's
convention." The attendance-last year
was 988. The closing session of last
year's convention was held in thiB
same auditorium and, within'its walls
were enacted the final scene itf which
John Mitchell bade farewell to the miners as their leader.
President.Lewis's remarks Saturday
evening about the lid being lifted was
made in reply to a question railed
about who is to pay the national organizers seated as delegates in the
convention.
"President Lewis said that matter
would come up in its order. He advocated the fullest publicity of that
and air other matters and said , that
whenever any one was ready ot '"lift
the lid" that there would be all kinds
of things to show that would be interesting. He also indicated that in all
of this somebody might get hurt. ,   ,
\ There the^niystery il:f.ngs.- President
Lewis:, is permitting botb,--t-*ides.,to. do
sill* of ;the speculating, they desire, and
'only; reiterates Misstatement of Satur*.
da*y;"that he'*-is ready to "lift the lid
just' as soon*as any one wanta it lifted. ,,
u --In ;the meantime however, there is
considerable.mystery over thejiumber.
of organizers- in the convention-}whp
are, or are not, assured.their.per diem
an dexpenses by the local unipns they
represent;.    *"                  •■'*-.
TO DISCUSS TARIFF.*;*.,. ,.„ .,
" 'It seems that the miners'convention
JsVdoomed'this time to discuss* 'the
tariff.. There,is a demand that this
convention' declare-against the .".tariff
on coal being.removed in the proposed
present tariff, changes. President Lewis cautions care in this and against, a
declaration being, formulated.'- that
"may be. used by either side that has
an axe to bring before the tariff* committee at Washington.".   ,    " 7--
' The convention this morning telegraphed, the committee of the House
and Seriate at Washington urging th'e
creatlon'of a bureau of mines. It demanded this in%the name of nearly all
of its 1400 delegates esated in the national convention and 600,000 coal inln-
rs in the United States.
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Other candidates-are also, coming into the fight and Walker's friends .today .said that they had an officer;of
the a anthracite miners who would say
on the floor of the convention, in event
of a contest, tljat in a large number of
local unions in the anthracite districts
the official allots >were hot used.   ' >
Lewis's friends are serene- President
Lewis is saying nothing. He will wait
until the proper time to meet all the
charges and his' friends say that he
will be ready at that time to enow,
crooknedness for crookedness. They
say the vote of the western Pennsylvania district was especially questionable and it Is known that, there is a
mass--of affidavits and evidence already In hand bearing on the vote cast
by certain' local, unions' that went for
Walker with sweeping majorities. The.
votes of other districts may also be
challenged.
There is only one thing, it waB admitted to-day that will head off the alleged election frauds being brought Into the convontjon. If Lowls wero to
havo such a largo majority that the
contested cases would not wipe it oiit,
tho Walker people In behalf of harmony, might not bring the charges, and
the bittorness of tho fight Into tho
convention,
Walkor howovor, asBortB that the
voto, oven Including tliut of locals that
ho qucBtlonB, Is going to bo vory cIobo
between him and LowIb. Ho clalmB
that If tho ballots of tho locate that
havo voted Illegally and crookedly nro
thrown1 out ho will havo a big major*
ity.
On tho othor hand should tho Lowls
forces bo Htirprlued by Walkor having
bo big a majority that a oontOBt ovor
the votOH of certain local unions would
not offoct the rosult thoy would ponfllb*
ly doslBt in behalf of harmony. Thoy,
howovor, claim that LowIb has boon
oloctod by a swooping majority, somo
nHHortlng tho majority to bo as high
nH 25,000. '
It Ib oxpuctod that tho election ro*
hiiKb will bo announced to-morrow aftornoon or nt tho Wednesday morning
mooting,
NO 8WEEPINQ MAJORITY
To Ihoso who lmvo rovlowod tlio situation carefully tlio Indications nro
that iiccordlnR to tlio return*, forwarded to tho national tollem iuul Unit nro
now being tnhulntod, neither LnwlB nor
Walker Id going to lmvo a Bwooiuug
majority,
If olthor Iiiih 5000 ho will ba doing
wnll.
In Unlit of lho probability of the on
tiro aloctlnn contest bolng thrown iu
(u tin; cu'nulii'uU i'uvtv lo a Mi'***- ••*-*••
nf n-pfcuVjiUnn over whether !,ev*l!* or
Walker linn n mnjorlty of tho eonvon*
tion. Aftor n counting of iiobcb lt
HfjoinN that tho factions on cncli side
are protty woll balanced. Thoro in
lj.3twe.-ii (horn a groat body of men np-
piirt'iiily iron ot pnrtii»iin preJiHiHi-i-,
nnd Intend to remain froo,
In both tho McDonald and ' Glenn-
Clnluor dolegatoBlilp contostB, Saturday
and today l.uwi> and Walkor factional
Interests wero to nn oxtflnt Involod,
but tho voto In both ln»tnncon ahowml
iVmt. tlm "uiiii'iti- Iiouho" or Hie Auhv
gutoB free of partisan idling wero tho
iHtliuu:.! of puwu.' uud Uiu.1 Juutlcc was
lhe hntih upon whloli a decision was
baaed,
The cldfm that In both Instancot Mio
nnt.-I.ow|*i faction seemed to win tn-
dlcnted nothing for In  neither enso
wm there a complote lining up of the
j (action.*-.
INDIANAPOLIS,. Jan.'. 24^-Another
.(Jay .passes'and the lid has*, riot been
lifted in the-American coal miners international, convention." „ ;,*
.. There are how- indications that the
conventionnedi^ittefel5Tir!e~giving*"the
I
factions .and the.',delegates with grudge
plenty of time to talk themselves dry
before presenting ticklish matters to
them. • . ,
-, Again this morning, though, a week
has "passed since the miners met,' the
committee were' not-ready to report,
and the 1350 delegates, were not able
to begin talking up the scheduled legislative -affairs * and 'factional troubles
arid grievances. *      ".,,.,.
Some delegates grumbled but ■ the
committee assured them that the last
of the resolutions had only been received yesterday and that they wero
not ready to report. , There was not li-
irig to do but to adjourn after an hour's
uneventful session until to*morrow iri
the morning. The committees however, were instructed to bo ready to report. '
All of these delays have recalled to
several minds the delays at the Denver A. F.'.of L. convention. When it
met last fall it seemed that enough
strain had been generated to blow it
to pieces, but the delegates wero permitted to fill tho newspapers for ,a
week with thoir charges of factional
troubles and when at Inst, tho convention did get down to business it was
harmonlouB.
Both factions in tho present miners'
convontlon hnvo touched /bottom ln
charges and allegations of fraud ot
various kinds and thoro wore no now
roorbacks launched iii either camp today.
ELECTION RESULT TO-MORROW
. Presidont Lewis said at noon that it
would be Thursday boforo tho tollers,
who have boon canvassing tho nation
al oloctlon roturnB would bo roady to
roport. To tho convontlon ho announced tbat tho tabulation of tbo votes
would bo compjoto to-night. Tho adding machlno mon will havo to striko
tho final totals. Doth sldos aro mill
assorting fraud nnd both aro claiming
tho oloctlon. Many of tho LowIb follower.* roBont tho Intimation thnt thoir
claim** ot 25,000 majority nro too
higli.
.Tamos Lord of initio!**, ono of tho
lloutonnntB In tho Walkor camp, mndo
anothor effort nt thin morning's hobb*
ton to flush I-roHldent I<qwI» on iho
question of who Ih going to pay tho
International organls-ori. Heated In tho
convontlon at dolegfitCfB from local un*
Ioiih. Ho wanted io protont agnlmt
thom bolng paid out of tho International troniuiry.
Lowln, howevor would not bo fliiflh*
od, "That" ho, said, "will bo Bottled
whon tho proper) timo comoa, This
ennvenflon will unilerntnud whnt lho
policy of tho convention ban always
beon in tliin rugurd, ami tlmt Ff-aiijlileat
Lowls hns not departed from tho usual
policies of tho UnlieJ Mino Worksrs
organization," "
Tho remark linn caused much Bpocul-
*atlo*i  rir-.fi li'lnternHfited  (llffefeTltly In
both ainipH,
WALK EN PEOPLE FIOURINO
Tho Walkor peoplo aro wondering It
Lewis has accepted thoir contention
thnt tho conventions of tho past have
stood ngnlimt organizers attending ex*
cefit on their own time and espenac or
at tho cost of tbe local unions thoy rep-
rcacnt.
Tho Leti'ls taction Hugh* al this And
says that such has not been the policy
In the past but that whenever organ*
iters havo been called for special service by the president of the organisation thoy have been paid out of tbe In*
tornkUonai In-jiUairy.
The Edmonton chapters of the Brotherhood,, of St. Andrew, are making
good progress towards insuring the
success of the conference to^be held
in their city. They are outlining a
good provisional programme and now
have the different sessions and lists
of speakers mostly completed. The
following are some of the, different
principal- speakers. The Ven. Archdeacon Lloyd of Prince Albert, Rev. Canon Webb of Calgary, Rev. C. Carru-
thers of Lloydminster, Mr. H. Davidson of Moose Jaw and several others
prominent in the church in Western
Canada. • ,
The. western travelling secretary of
the' Brotherhood, Mr. J. A. Birmingham was in ■ Edmonton recently, and
gave the local men^some valuable assistance.      •' " -*•' -7
The Edmonton opera house has been
secured for .the mass meeting to be
held on,Sunday afternoon, February
21st,' and the All'Saints church school
room which has recently been considerably enlarged ,will be used for the
different sessions, -- , '* ' '-
■' The railway, companies are offering
liberal terms,tovdelegates, viz.,,25 or
more, the return journey ' for' single
fare plus one third;'-'100 or more the
return-journeyrfor-single-fare.—rlt-is'
essential'' that' intending' ' delegates
should purchase a single ticket" * and
also procure a standard^ convention
certificate from the railway station.before boarding the train. , Failing to
do this they will be uribale to benefit
by the reduced, rates.'' '- ,  "    '*,='■
Delegates expecting hospitality are
requested to send in their names : to
the secretary, R. S. Young, Imperial
Bank, Edmonton at the/earliest'possible date; ■        '' *.-''"   ""!
, It is hoped that the conference will
provo itself a blessing to;the Brotherhood ln this western country and.be a
great, benevt to' the work that is
Christ's work-and so should be undertaken by all men willingly and joyfully* '
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BAPTIST NOTES
- Record Bible school- last Sunday,
with largest •■ number present in': the
' history of the church. Seating capacity taxed to the. utmost. PaBtor's
Bible class Is becoming very popular
and the discussions are proving'helpful. . .Young people are cordially Invited to attend at 2.30.
A new organ, has- been received at
the church from the'Karri factory in
Woodstock, Ont.
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Mr. Williamson will leave for,, Spokane on the Flyer Sunday night to
hold a series of special services with
the Baptist church at Hlllyard.  But
- the pastor will be in his pulpit for the
Sunday services both morning and
evening the following Sunday.
■*.   *   *
-, Next Sunday morning the pastor is
to preach on the subject "The Believ*
. er's All Sufficiency'in Chrl8t,V.and after the sermon the ordinance of the
Lord's ;supper will be observed,* and
the; hand * of • fellowship extended   to
1 those who intend to "unite with' the
church;*.; /....'-,".'^   .;*.*' - .*
*   *   *
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At the prayer meeting which is^held
on Thursday nights the Sunday, school
'.lesson,.for the following .Sunday is
-* studied* together with'the"pastor leading the1 discussion.,-, This is proving
to be'a helpful Bible study class and
everybody interested in the International Sunday school lesson is 'welcome.      _ " ;•	
. A children's.choir, has been organized for the "church and the children
are taking a great interest in • the
'"singing class under the leadership of
„ Mr. Williamson. ■ Regular practices
are being arranged and this class will
be very helpful to those interested in
the beginning of a musical education.
Next Sunday night the choir will ,sing
a special anthem during the. service
.in-addition.to which! there;will, be a
male. quartette. . .7 ,    .    '
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- On Sunday night' the pastor will
preach oii the subject "Bankrupt-, and
Nothing to Pay." ' "Every body'   is'
- cordially    invited    to be present • at
7.3o.. -,-.,   ;:
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Rev.   W.   F.   Stackhouse,  superintendent, of. missions" for Western Canada-has1 resigned'to* take the general
.secretaryship   of " the   Baptist      Lay-
i^inen-simissiQnar-v2,mQVementuof«^.Gani
■:ada:-~-This will'be*felt tobe quite a
■ loss to the western convention     but
■•' 'steps are being taken'towards trie securing 'Of a "worthy successor.'■■'■• ' '•'■
HE  IS WISER-NOW
Want the eight
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All Canadian Operators Signing
■  Monster Peiiiidri-rto Appeal
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■into the Government
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;'. -It'has often been said that "Poverty
is Jio :crime" but personal experience
and observation will .not bear out,the
truth,of the above.quotation. To-.be
"without visible,means of support" invites the'majesty;of the law, and the
man or woman ;v*ho is unable to show
title to some,;worldly possessions, be
comes, the inmate of an institution, for
the custody, of criminals.' . Men "may
prate about poverty being no disgrace
and may, point to-poets, and, painters
of the";past who attained.honor and
fame," -who" died lh garrets'; but In'this
day and age the. memory 'of impoverished poets,and painters writing their
name's'upon;, the annals of preatiia.-ss
and filling graves In the' potters field;
have but;little Influence upon the.er-
mined gentlemen who hold the scales
In athe "temples of justice."'
:,, A short*-; time .-ago-a daily journal in
Denver published the following report
in its local.columns which proves that
the judiciary; frowns upon • poverty,
'and, that the victims \of pauperism
heed expect but little mercy from a
court.
"Harry Tlllard, stand up! The officers say they found you in a passenger coach on the side track at an unreasonable. hour. What have you to
say?" ;    ..    "..   '   ' '  '
The inquiry was made by Justice De
Lappe of a well dressed young man
who wore no traces of; dissipation In
his, face. He was of refined, and
gentlemanly appearance.     ', '
"It Is true your honor I am" from
Los Angeles.,. I came here to get
work but so far have; failed. I went
in the passenger coach which I found
open to keep, from'freezing.'
. "I will give you just two hours to
get out,of, town,",said, the court, and
the young man walked out' with, a
disappointed look upon his face.
"Is this the sheriff's office?" inquired a young man of Deputy A. L.
Baker a few minutes later. ".
"Yes," replied Baker.,"
"Well I want to break .into jail" replied the young man.
- "Why do you wish to break into jail
now?" asked the. deputy.'
"I am from Los 'Angeles. ,'' I have
been waiting for work and sleeping in
passenger coaches. The officers keep
disturbing me hnd, I want to break
into jail until the cold snap' passes.
I would rather be in 'jail in 'Denver,
than to live in Los Angeles."  -"   7"
"Well I will see if I can accommodate you,"-replied the'deputy:0
ilHllliardlwas   escorted   to    Justice
THE MEASURE WOULD REDUCE ACCIDENTS
DANGER TO
S'laj ,*,■ i-V''**.■
HOME LIFE
A petition for an eight hour day.and
no overtime,-'is now.,in;circulation
among the operating telegraphers of
the C. P. R. .and C. N... R.-railway
systems throughout the whole of Canada and will {be; presented to parliament at, the\present sitting of ihe
house in Ottawa. -. „ "•*•
; The petition which, is now being
signed by .moist.-of, the railway operators ln the city who are connected with
the C". P.'R..and C. N. R., cites , a
number of reason why the eight hour
day should be granted. "The chief argument is to .the effect that the,long
hours which are frequently put In by
operators*subjects many of'the employees to strain which physically they
are unable to stand, and as,a result a
great many/mistakes occur which they
claim might be avoided if a better.regulation were in order.     -     '
The local telegraphers mostly agree
that some better regulation should be
in force and a number who were seen
last night with regard to the matter
asserted that in the large cities the
regulations were better than in some
of the smaller towns on the railway
lines. , In the latter instances the operators nearly always have to work
twelve hours,a day and in some cases
eighteen or twenty hours.
HOW RAILWAYS WOULD BE
AFFECTED ,
Should an act be - passed such as
the telegraphers ask the railway companies-would'suffer to some extent. In
the smaller* centres where there is
only' the one man to do the work at
the station, if a train is late the operator under present regulations has to
stay on .duty until it arrives. If the
eight, hour service1 were in effect the
company would be compelled'to get
another operator.
The eight hour service ° would do
away with the present system of overtime and the schedule of pay would;
be for'eight-hours only. Under the.
present .arrangement, if an operator
works moVe than the usual day he receives ' extra pay, although In the
smaller "centres it is said that this
doe's not'amount to" much. If the
train js - late and the operator has ■ to
stay on' duty' it ■ is said that he gets
but twenty five cents no' matter' i! the
train be two or three hours late.
7'"Advance Ih the age of marriage, experience lh and distaste for domestic
duties, uneconomic-'habits of spending
and a more reday resort to divorce as
a refuge of domestic Ills .are somo ot
the pathological'.results,, of 'the Industrial employment of. married women.'1'" -'■ ' ",*" *' " ■•'• .-.
Professor Ulysses G. 'Weatherly of
the''University of Indiana, thuB orlttc-
ized the conditions that followed' tlie
entrance of women into industrial- employment at .'tho'* recent convontlon1 of
tho American Sociological Society In
Jersey. City,'-. N. J. -.,';,.,. •-.* "'". s   ..
■ "The defective conditions of homo*
life that results from tho outside.employment of tho married women " ho
went ion', "react on tho-habits of the
husbands and aro dUm-Arous to childhood.- '-Thb infant death rate is Invariably high whero, marriod women;. aro
employed and chlldron aro deprlvod
of tho normal homo discipline"   " ,
TWO DEAD
AfWCOMA
Attempted to Turn on
Lights and Gets 3,000
Volts-Hotel Burns
TACOMA, WASH., Fob. 1—Arthur
W. Charloston, 22 years old, n-blacksmith, waa almost Instantly klllod
and John It. OliBtrom, a shipping
cleric -15 yearn old was fatally Injured by nn electric shock can Bod by
crossed liluli powor wlroH about Hovon
o'clock this morning,
A. II. Frost, shipping clork at Armour & Go's. oBtnbllahmo-it wa bbov*
oroly burnod on tho right hand, Prod
Bchwln, cook nt thu KHoun hotol wan
knocked down, tho hotol Bot on flro
and scores ot person! In the vicinity
of Twontloth street nnd Pacific avo*
nuo woro Bhockod and knockod dowfti.
OtlftUUlU     aj.aAi    iii     aJ.a.0    ai, li.,,       Aji.lll'*
CharJeson .was killed while 'standing
on tho motal door of a bUokimlth
shop whoro ho was omployod. Ho
was still broathlng faintly whon nn*
ether blnrknmlth found lilm flu his
way ot work. Mr. Olutrom received
a shock In -jl similar mnnnorv whilo
standing on tho metallic floor of tho
Younmlovo Grocery, company whoro
ho -was employed.      ,,
The shock camo when be attoraptod
to turn on ths Incandescent light, He
.was.still alive but unconscious -when
found. His wife and young daughter
arrlvod just before he died and their
grief was heartrending.
The voltage was upwards of 3000,
Tlm crossing of a heavy powor wire
with a feed wire caused the accident, ,- '      ; .     ~*
Carlon's court,,a'warrant was secured
for-his arrest on the charge of vagrancy. ..-"-.■■
'-■*' Hilllard.pleaded guilty,'Justice; 'Jar-
Ion sentenced him to thirty days and
Deputy Sheriff Baker; took him to prison." ;' "' ,t
.-.' Harry Hilllard,: mentioned ih 'the
above report in the columns of ono of
Denver's daily journals Is probably a
"natlveson" whose cradle was rocked
upon the soil1 of young Columbia. In
all probability thore was a time in his
life when he boasted of his American
citizenship,1 and felt the blood' leap
through' his'veins as he felt that beneath tho starry banner men could be
free and enjoy the heritage of liberty.
But Harry Hilllard in his young manhood has been awakened* from his boyhood dreams and he! Is now conscious
of the fact that herein America freedom is a legacy that only belongs to
men whose citizenship is fortressed by
tho almighty dollar. He has learned
that* tho crown of American citizenship is* valueless to tho moneyless eon,
and that nn empty purBO moans a- jail
sentence aB a vagrant, .
The Justice of tho Peaco who hoard
tlie story of thiB young man's ralel'or-
tuno, seemed to be callous to tho sufferings of the unemployed, Thore
was no human sentlmont, permeating
the broast of tho judgo as ho declared
"I will glvo you Just two hours to get
out. of town."
The young man had committed lho
crime of entering a, passenger coach
to protoct lilmBolt from tho freezing
cold. Self proBorvatlon, tho flrst law
of nature,, did not nppoal to lho
judgo who looked upon property aB
being far moro sacral than human
lifo. Tho paBsongor coach of a railway corporation muBt not bo ontornd,
ovon though a human bolng focls tho
marrow ln IiIb bonoa bocoming con
gonlod through tho frost*** of Icy wlntor. Tho freezing mnn must not invade) tho roBorvatlon thnt la Rncrud to
capitalism, Ho muat dio llko a miiB*
torlosB dog, In ordor that a civilization
may bo porpotuatod that honorB u
CrooBiiB nnd puts a LnzaruB in jail.
Whon Hilllard boi*vcb IiIb sontonco
and Ib again restored IiIh liberty, liu Ih
still n vagrant, nnd if It waa rlKht In
tho llrat place to arroat lilm hocauso
ho was ponnllosB through lack of nil*
ploymont, It Is cortntnly rlK.it to ur*
roat him again nud glvo him nnotlior
sontonco as a vagrant. Tho laboring
pooplo howovor, Are getting what thoy
votod for, and ns long an tho working clnan votes for tho rolgn of cnpl*
tnllsm, JiiHt bo long will tho door-; of
tho tnll ntirt thn prison vawn for 1ho
vlctima of exploitation.—*M. W. Journal,
THE PETITION
The petition,- which is being, signed
by practically all the operators is as
follows:'_.'-',
To -the Senate and House of Commons of Canada:
Gentlemen: "That on account of
the exacting strain of the long hours
of service required of the employees
of railway companies engaged in the
transmission, receiving and delivery
of orders affecting the movement   of
trains' by telegraph and by* telephone
and of-those-engaged in; signal towers, directing the movement of trains',
up the several lines of the-railway
throughout Canada renders the said
employees physically unfit for the safe
and proper „ performance of their
duties. ■ , .    ','■■■■>      ' ■'-    „*■*"
2, That numerous accidents have
happened throughout the country from
time to'time which havp been due to
oversight of .errors of such employees,
and invariably the error has been after eight hours of service, ';
3. That-, the same condition "prevailed lh the'United States until Congress
enacted, a law prohibiting the working
of such employees beyond reasonable
hours and that since the said enactment the-number of fatalt railway accidents due to such causes have been
materially reduced.   »  ,7     . 1
4 ■ That the enactment of. a law prohibiting the employment of.these employees beyond eight consecutive
hours daily will geratly reduce the
danger of accidents lh; Canada, all of
which is due-to the travelling public
and the train - service "employees, and
your petitioners will ever pray that
the senate and..the house of commons
of Canada will' enact a law prohibiting the employment of the aforesaid
employees' beyond eight consecutive
hours in each day." ■
,     LOCAL OFFICIALS VIEW
One of the head officials of the Telegraphers union' in speaking of the
petition last night* said. "Owing to the
long hours operators are forced to
work each day for 365 ■ days In the
year, accidents causing the loss of human life are' very frequent. ' The operator is forced to work 12 hours in
each day-and in some cases as many
as 18 or. 20. The constant strain
under which they work ln a'-few years
causes a break down of the nervous
system. Not having any other occupation to.which he can-readily turn
the operator holds his position even
after he is physically unfit and then
follow accidents. "0
■ In the United States, congress, fully
realizing the unfairness to which the
operators were subjected passed an act
prohibiting the men from working' any
more than,eight hours a day. The
Canadian operators want the same rule
'enforcediin-Oanada'and-are-petitioning
the government to pass an act to that
effect." ' . "*    .-•---■
PRESENTED AT LAST SESSION
. At, the,.last, session of the^.Domin-
ion house, a year ago the petition of
the telegraphers was presented by R.
Smith, ,M. P. The bill for an eight
hour service was,given its first reading but got no farther. The operators
are now asking that it receive,Its second and third readings.
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UHANUilUOK. Fub 2.—Tliu cuuli re-
gtatar of the Manitoba hotel waa broken Into lait night, and a amall amount
waa taken by aotne unknown. The
thief overlooked some ISO in doing the
trick.
VANCOUVER Jan. 2i:—Four lobbies
representing railway iritoro-ats which
will seek entrance to the IJlathoad
river valloy aro now organizing at tho
hotol Vancouver preparatory to waging Btronuous offorts for 'securing tho
favor of tho provincial loglslaturo at
tho present session, Tho linos ropro-
Bontpd nro tho Great Northorn, the
Harriman roads, Corbin In connoctlon
with tlio C, P. It, nnd tho Chicago,
Milwaukee and St. Pa*il railway. The
nominal applicants aro British sub*
jocts but thoy aro moroly acting for
American transcontinental Hihib.
A charter covorlng tho routo from
tlio Intoi-niittonn! boundary through
tho Flathead valloy to a point on tho
Crows Nont branch of tho C. P. lt. Is
itlromly In oxlBtonco, having boon
granted to tlio Southoast Kootonay Ity,
It Ib undorBlood that this company Is
going to put. up n vigorous fight now
ngalnHt all othor application*?, The
promoters of thin Hum nro noarly all
Cnnnillnna who Hay ihey nro now completing financial arrang'-menm for tho
starting of tho construction ot that
rond during lho comma mnnmor and
hnvo turnoil down auvornl offers from
American trnnacontlnonlal railway
pooplo.
a        r       Tim.        a                |.     l,,tll     r,     V„4, a, rial «     .1 .     ll,,*    yi*t.lt    la/     ./a...**     .a     a. a..
lino rior!***. from Ttoltrm, n Btntlnn on
tho main lino In Montana to ontor
British Columbia via tho Flnthend river-valloy, crossing Hw frontier at a
point nourly 100 milos oast of.Gatu*
way whoro liU oxlHtlnij lino ln tlio
Crow a Sum illfoHiu. tift»w» '■..« U*«u-
dary, nosldos tapplntft lho coal and
lumber roglona throughout thla district
ho will make conncctlomi with bis northorn terminals at Potnli- and Mlchol.
Tho proposed lino woi-'d oitcct a saving of ,100 milos In tho haul of conl
nnd coke to Butte at compared with
lho' preiont branch via Gateway.
D, C. Coiblu plana *u extend tho
lino bo has already hiut from Michel
to McOllllvray in a southoast direction to Dutto. This woik was ouiered
upon to obtain a mark-.* for the product of the coal claims ho has at Ml
chol, Holding Bovontien claims, he
plans tho expenditure of a million
dollars on tliolr dovoU'ipmont and so
sooks an easy entrance to the Dutto
market for his coal and coke.
Mr. Corbin Is nlso li*.*avlly Interest*
od in coal and oil lands near tho boundary which would bo lappod by tho
now lliio, IIIh connoctlon with tho
C. P. R. would also mean that IiIb
road would bo coiinoottiig link botwoon tho Cfi'indlnn Pacific Railway
system and mural Mimtanii, enabling the lattor to nquiiP) up with tho
Groat Northern.
Tlio Chicago, Mlhvnukoo and St.
Paul rond sookH to build from Its main
lino nt a point wost ot MtHitotiln, Mont,
boforo Htrlltlng tho Inlr.niiitloiial boundary It will traverse a ilch and undo,
volopod portion of territory Inoludlng
tho Flnthoad Indian insorvo. Tho pro*
poHod link from tlio tniiln linn lo llio
British Columbia border would he
about 100 nilloH long. The routo oIho
would nffonl a Nhorti-r Iiiiui to tlio
Montana Hiiioltom than Unit now on*
'oyod by llm Gront Nortliurn with For*
nlo and Mlchol, Thn offlclnlH of thn
Chicago, Mllwniikoo and Si. Paul lmvo
Intorly boon InvpstlRntlni*; ri number
of Important coal propositions In tho
Flathead country ot prices varying
fin™ •Jsn-inno »o «i,nnn,nnn. Tlm mnn*
ngomont Is credited with tlio Intention
ot socuring a supply of coal for its
now transcontinental system, offorlH
io purihasr* satisfactory coal lands in
Wyoming and other adjneont stains
having provnd unsatisfactory,
A   ii.|i>!a   KltTiv'^a   aja   akaa..   \/.i,K&fJ4,   *'..,
waukoe and St. Paul who waa here
this wook from Bontilo, stated that
ovory Amorlcnn transcontinental lino
as a matter of nolf protection, will Im
dependent on Knit Kootonay for its
coal supply. The American conl produced in tho ■.'•''•ti*'; wai far Inferior in
steaming qualltlos, whilo British Columbia coUo xxna Indlnpnnnbrilf* tn the
Amtirlcan t-ma.ltcm west of Missouri
river, Interests close to tho management of the Chicago, Mn-vAUkee and
St. Paul btw* tho sent trusted agents
to the Flat head rivor country ,to re
port on the area of coal lands with a
view to engaging In coal mining as a
private enterprise .
,.J. D.-Farrell, B. H. Harriman's lieutenant, is said to have an idea of
building into' southeast Kootenay. The
project is to extend the Utah Northern
a Harriman road, from Silver Bow
Junction near Butte through Montana
to .the international boundary, , a distance of about 280 miles and thence in-
to-.the'eoal fields,".^ If the Hill.interest's are "unsuccessful in securing a
charter ■ and Harriman wins out at
'v"ictoria7*"th"eTUtah~Noi-thei-nTexten8iori."
will givet him a shorter haul by 150
miles than that "afforded liy the present Hill line from Crows Nest district
to the Great Northern ■ main! line: '
" The'Harriman road how eSctends to
Silver "Bow Junction from Salt Lake
city, and would cross'five other transcontinental .roads before striking Canadian territory^ . Surveyors have already been over the route 'and' lt Is
said that the location of" surveys will
be rushed to completion early .this
spring In order that the'construction
work may be undertaken without ( a
moment's delay.': '^
Mr. Harriman prefers to , build
through southeast Kootenay under his
own charter.' With ■•haractorlstlc astuteness lie is said to have forseen
-every possibility in his fight with- J.
J. Hill and to havo taken the precaution to arrange for the purchaBo of
anothor charter should the occasion or
necessity arise.
At a conference of tho Now Westminster board of trade and city council' this morning D, I). Mann of tho
Canadian Northern snld that as soon
as he returned east ho would recommend placing engineers at. work finally locating n lino to the coast; Ho said
the lino would probably traverse tho'
rich FniHor rivor valloy crossing' tho
rivor on the Now Westminster bridge.
Whon tho company commoncod building ho hoped to maintain tho company
rocoi'd of a milo a duy, lie said thnt
previously llio Canadian Northern had
rocolvod no financial assistance for
any lino ln tho province, but. an as*
siirnnco of aid In tho iionr futuro had
beon glvon by both tho promlors of
tho Dominion and provincial govern*
mentp,—N'cIboh Nows,
ORGANIZED LABOR
NOW ON TRIAL
Another, and perhaps a greater menace to the liberty of speech and of the,
press has arisen. This is tlie decision of Justice Wright against the Am-~
ericau Federation of Labor and the
sentencing of its officers, Gompers,
-Mitchel!-and-Moi'rison_to_ialilfor_dls^
obedience of the court's order in the
boycott of the Buck Stove and. Range
Company..      .,    ' -''.*',
\The American Federation of. Labor
is the chief association of organized labor in this country.' It has been of inestimable value in improving tlie condition of the laboring men. in , this
country both within and, .without the
labor unions. As the strike has always proved, to bo an expensive and
wasteful process and; one.to, be resorted only in cases of emergency, the
boycott has proved a most efficient
weapon in enforcing labor's demands,
and organized. labor has always oxer-
cised its prerogative of saying ns publicly, as lt thought, necessary' that0lt
does not patronize those whose acts
have been hostile to Its cause.
If Justice Wright's decision is sustained by the higher courts it will
moan that the workingmen of this
country have no right through their
organization to retaliate when thoy are
attacked; It will mean to that extent
an abrogation of right and liberty of
spcoch and of tho proas. If Justice
Wright's decision is found to bo justified by tho law it is high time thnt
such an absurd, autocratic, and un-American Inw should bo stricken from Mio
stntiit.08. Wo predict that If Gamp-
ors, and his nssoclutos over go lo jnll
any political party whicli adequately
roproflonts n protest against this proceeding will bo successful In 1912.,—-
Succobs.
SHAKES UP
MONTREAL
THREE DISTINCT 6HOCK8   WERE
FELT—WALLS CRACKED
MONTHKAI.. Full. I—Throo dlKtliict
hI'.ocKh of L>iii'lli(|!iak*- woro folt Inst
night, tin* Iti'Hi at !l,:in, ll:c Hcconil
nt 11.45 and lho must wovoro at 11,20
u.m, Pooplo woro awnknnod all ovor
thu city nnd heard tha dUhos and
tlm RhiHHwnro claMcr, Largs crncl-s
woro mndo In buildings throughout
llio city through llio Ht rain on the
structiiroo.      Hoyoml tlio cracks in
MONEY TO FIGHT CA8E
INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 30—At tlio
opoulng of today's session of tho
convontlon of tlio United Mino Workors of Amorlcn, Frank Duffy, socrotary of lho Carpi*litem and Joiners union iiiiiioiiiiccd that tho oxccuilvo
lion nl of IiIh orgiiiiiziillon lind appro-
printed 12000 for tlio (lHHlstniico of
.lolm Mltcholl, Biuriiml GomporH nnd
Frank MoitIhod In their appeal from
tho Jnll Huntcnco put upon tliom by
Justice Wrlitlil In tlio District of Co-
luinlilii rut* iiIIckciI violin Ion of bin
Injunction,
• a- i>
"'Mi
'.....&•.£>   ttttu   a>«L
(,,n'mn^*• •
Professors Howard T. Itnrnos, John
Cox nnd C, McLeod of McGill gavo
H-'lonilflc QOiillrmiiiion" of the shocks
describing thom uh a rt-actlon of a
world wido dlsliirbanco."
LOST DOTH FEET
KI3I.OWNA, Feb, 1- J. I.lslcr, n
young tnnii who wiih badly fnu'-n recently Iiiih Iohi hofli Ills toc\ by nm-
putntloii.      Ili> stood tho    operation
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good to actual subscribers any loss incurred by trust-
■^Cing'^dvertisements that prove*to' be 'swindles; but' we
■do-not attempt to adjust trifling . .disputes .between
subscribers and honorable business jpeirwbq aft-fertjise,,
nor ,pay. the debts of honest bankrupts. ,   t
This offer holds  good for  one month after-   the
transaction'- causing the complaint;   that is we must
■ have'notice within that time.-    In all,-cases in writing
>    to advertisers say "I saw it in The Ledger."
'•">'•   '■    *•'' W. S. STANLEY,      ...
PHONE 48 V '        .    - Manager.,.
THAT MASS MEETING
Jn connection with tlie mass' meeting held oii
Sunday sonic startling things came to light.,. As
tins.paper, was soin^whii.t advertised, and* its editorials and,- management criticized by ex-Mayor
. Tuttle. and ..the. present Mayor, we are going'to try
and show up the character of our assailants.'..Mr.
; Tuttle 'first ci. all, should.be thcMast man to criti-
Wh'at-.*position has he placed himself   'in
cizo.
lately? A short time ago wc defended Mr: Tuttle
both personally and otherwise as we thought he
■was a conscientious man. (he has the, faculty for
leading people to believe that) and was going to
do the right thing for the people in general, but
inore'especially! for the working men (whom he
loves "God knows How dearly") of this city. What
do we find? After accepting"nb'miiiiitio'ii"fi'biii
the Trades and Labor convention; he asks,-them to
let him withdraw -which they did (thank God.),
They then nominated Mr. -"-Eckstein and   immediately   Mr. Tuttle arrayed his forces against
their nominee.    He waits patiently until the meeting ou the night previous to the election, and then
after stating that he had no interests on either side
suddenly bursts forth into a long and' abusive tirade against Mr. Eckstein-and also. Frank Sherman
knowing full well that Mr. Eckstein'was'not given'
the courtesy-that he previously "had given his ,op-,
-ponent, of-answering the speaker.
■•'■'• However "Mr." 'Tuttle'"overstepped the mark ,a
bitr and. lost track at. the end of his stinging tirade
Tof* .what-'-he had'said''a^the.outset.' '■. Hg "stated at
the'outset that he "had patrolled'the streets .of.
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this city until the-hours of-one and two .o'clock
—aiea'riy-eiety—cxfining_hfii^^
1 Small -wonder is it that merchants scoff at union
professions when they know from actual experience
that .in^ many,, cases no preference is expressed for
"label'-' goods evon by men who are working under
the protection of,''and fair conditions won for them
not by individual effort,.'but'.by'united1 action, of
which the label is symbolic. .    .    ,  .   -, *..- ,
Pleasing indeed it is to'note numerous instances
where the "label''.goods.are asked for; a.continuance of this propaganda' on broader and deeper
lines is vitally-essential at this-time;,to the well-
being' of-the'-cause'-and prosperity.^of'unionism.
Apropos to this'subject might be mentioned the
fact that the great- bulk, of literature catering to
the needs and wants of readers of religious periodicals and publications' is the output, of non-union
labor. " Tt is a recognized and well known fact that
printed mater bearing the "label" is the product
of men working under the best conditions-possible
in the'productions,, of the same; aud it is'equally
•well known that publications, cqming .before the
reading public without tlie "label" are in too.many
cases produced under' circumstances which could
not in any, way be countenanced or tolerated by
people whose professions are loud in.regard tb their
interest in the workingmen. *..'*;',
That the continuance of the practices of child
labor, long hours, sweatshop tactics and divers
heathenish contrivances should be encouraged by
the management df these ptiblicatlon's whose aims
are-said;to be the furtherance of Christian ideas,
and- the advocacy df more humane methods of
commercialism, is indeed a feature of the case that
Cannot be lightly put aside, "nor' can it be reasonably shelved by a'purchasing public, who are in
no less a degree guilty of the, same offence by buying these books, and magazines known to be produced under! unfair conditions.        •        '  ■ \
The
Palm
FRED WAYLETT,' Proprietor
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Victoria.
'.Cro-S-g'.;:; ";'•;'-'.
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Chobolates
Fresh, Fruits Daily   .
Opp.' Post  Office
-^■'protect1 the- girls* and-'decent '-women of-.the v city.-,-1'*
.Later oh he said "that he .could not-.understand
1 all the noise and ■&$* about having..a decent 4ty_.,
He and hisi'had^palfi&lealltiii^rtow-tijfo^ year&i! .and;
- he never had any idea that it was such a bad place.
''-I-l6"hft'd,'hO'idda'thaF.h'e andjliis-had rubbed shoulder to sho^ddfir with all tlie vice that he-now heard
tell of.    -"What need was there for*such*a noise
'""about"haviirg'a'tl'eceiiT'cify.    The city,was now a
"'■' pretty decent plaee,r;nhd' good enough: for him.''
,. ,.-. -Gentle reader, -wo.- may be a pin head; but 'we
'■i ajavo.tth ,e.™^ we ask:'y;pur candid
opinion of the, above two opposite statements. If
the city was so decent why need Tuttle parride
around until one and two o'clock to protect the
■ gfirls and decent womon? ■•
Mr. Herchmer next please.'    We are indeed
,..very,sorry that,Mr. Herchmer so far forgot him-
1 self and allowed his temper to gain the mastery.
If he had stuck to facts, and dealt with the question*^ ftf.fissuo lie, mi/jflit perhaps,have done , more
good to the people and hurt himself less. As Mr.
Sherwood TIerchmor could not control himself,
''."OreVon co.rd'Wt himself 'iu a manner becoming to
i 'tlint.-of a'mayor'taf'tuc'dty we consider, that he
is entitled to what he got. lie publicly behaved
in a childish, unseemly manner and tried to villify
Mr. Sherman, Mr. Biggs, Mr. Eckstein and Mr.
* "Wilde. To say that each of theso gentlemen made
Mr. Herchmer out to be an unmitigated liar is putting it mildly. He was called that by two of tho
men he tried to roust, lie wont .into perminul,
family matters nnd tried to stir up all the mud lie
could, and when it wns flung back into his face
he wm* not man enough to apologize. It wis 'one
of the ciirtioHt. tilings wc lmVo seen in  Fornio, nnd
' for the sn'ko of thc city nnd thc residents of it wn
trust Mr, Tlcri'lmier will not so fnr forgot hinisell'
again. *   .'
THE occurrence of a small fire in tlie city on
"Wednesday brought to the front the necessity', of
haying: a .chemical engine placed in the local fire
station. In- too many cases the damage by water
is far in excess of the damage caused by fire, arid
an' up-to-date chemical engine would prevent' many
smallrfires"gaining headway, and at the same time
do,so without causing undue'damage to contents
from an ovei* supply of water. ■
THE lack of avenues of escape in, cases of emergency from several of our local ' amusement-
house's ..should'occupy the'attention of the Council.
Other places-have had veritable death.traps into
which .hundreds of people have been, led, arid we
see no reason why Fernie 'should be immune from
a like catastrophe." A.building.inspector.or some
official with such powers vested in him should have
these matters in Hand AND ALSO HAVE POWER
-TO-^AOT-f-^-^,,'','" ., =-f-— '-^ ^—'—"~
COMMUNICATIONS
The Ledger does.not hold itself, responsible for opinions expressed, .y-
To' the Editor of the Ledger:1,
In reference to the .meeting held, in
the Miners Hall 'On1 Sunday to discuss
relief matters I 'beg a little of your
valuable.space •   •■'• -.'*■•.•     .■.    •
I .cannot understand- the attitude of
ex-Mayor Tuttle, Inf this respect. .You
will remember at, Mr. S. Herchmer's
meeting in Bruce's hall on the eye of
the -late^ election, Mr. Tuttle in" his
speech strongly advocated the repayment of monies loaned to fire sufferers and suggisted-that fis the monies
were paid back to'the relief fund so
they, should be. used for educational
purposes.* , . ■■ ', .
'■ At Sunday-afternoon's meeting lie
stated lliaf he had not mentioned anything at all regarding the ultimate disposal of-the fund.-' He.also strongly
insinuated to the liolders'-of relief mo-
nies„not to pay back at all.J. . » , '*•
Now, what sort of turncoat is, this
man? . Did he agree" that the-money
should be repaid when speaking at Mr:
S. ,'Herchmer'g,-meeting,'because** 'he
. THE gentleman ,wlio' at. present for some un:
known reason, but assuredly not on account of his
ability, edits thji-j Free Pr.e'sSj a'f,ew.we.ek's'ago,tried
to put the Trail-is and Labor council clown and out,
shortly after that President Gompers had a narrow,
escape from] asi&ssination at the' same'hah'ds/'How-
ever both the Tirade Council and .Gompers, have refused to shuffle off. - - As- a knock out purveyor
tlie F.'P. is indeed a.fizzle.'"'   '       •"■•'.,,.
reaIizeaL.t±ataLthe_maiority^of,_the-Peoi
pie present held|"'that opinion?. ,• Did
I .. , „ * Edmonton,, Alta.,. .Jan. 25.
To th'e.Editor. of the' Ledger:
-' Sir: Things having been rather quiet
in this'local lately I am glad to inform
you' that tilings' around'Edmonton are
booming a bit better than of late. I
am glad,-tp inform you.that this little
local is on.its'-feet again and I hope
by the next time I -write you-L shall
have upwards of between,75 to 100
members in good standing and also
this compensation act that came- into
force on Jan. lst, 1909.; 'We have all
coal operators, and contractors in Alberta fighting us .good and hard regarding the act. , We have put the
kybosh on theni. ' T. think they have
held several meetings regarding married men .who should be, so'unfortunate as to meet with fatal^ accidents,
as ..to.not haying'to pay the' $1800 to
their wives, but I caii assure , you
the Hon'. C.7W.',Cross is fighting
hard at'meetings.'somewhere nearly
every,night explaining to the men the
meaning,of this, act to them.. Some
of our. officers attend the meetings as
often' as' possible.,, '"'.Bro. Marlow has
been busy lately, trying, to .organize
the mines in,this district and. is'doing
some] good work "around here. I hope
by the next time I write you I will be
ablt^t^liav%^om^6od_neTvis"*i*egar"d-^
CHARITY COVERETH  A
,',   MULTITUDE   OF   SINS
IN SPEAKING about the Fernie Relief; and
commenting from the article in a late issue of tht
Hosmer,Times 'the Vancouver, World, lias the', foi,
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lowing paragraph: ' ■' ■-     '■•"'■ >--*■■. •■• '
'.fit would appear as if some declaration.of the
"present position of the fund* and of tho intentions
"of the committee entrusted with its disbursement
"were,now in order." ',.''*■'
-., It is the committee's own fault that the .matter
had to be put in'the papers. If they thought they
could hoodwink, the workingmen of the city they
were badly mistaken, more' especially when the
workers have a, real live newspaper that will publish, their side of, the' question.
he -realize .exactly^ the, opposite- at- the
Sunday meeting? ,    ■   .,   • ,
He admits in tlie ,mpst brazen possible manner"that'"Be* owes, tlie Relief
'fund $500 ''(which'' ne'-'iioes'-nbt,.intend
to'repay.) ' Did lie not get $300'of
this money iu a'very:-dlsho*nest manner? ' Jl '',--,'•■" • • "' ■''' '*' '
1 If he can buy a house from'another
party'for a small sum, bn condition
that he pays to the Relief committee
$300 nnd then refuses to pay'/is he not
a. criminal?.       . . ..'• .    ..„
Then think of the moral effect' his
words had upon some;of bis hearers
at Sunday's.meeting, ■ ■... \ './'■
■What is to stop a mari,,possesslng ti
few thousand dollars coming ,tp Fernio
and biiyfng'up a number'*;,of, houses
under like conditions," \Vhyitis dead
easy.
I venture ot think that, had Mr. Tut*
tie,,spoken after Mr.t Sherman. „• ho
would hardly have dareil to'suirgost'to
the holders of rollof-money notvto,i*<*
pay .the loan,7' '•■' i. -,   ', , "jS ,\'  ■'""-   .
Cant is nn'awful disease and there
Is no cure for it.  i***    ,, . -,*, *,   ■
Mr. Tuttlo says that no''member of
his family ever had a monument erected to their memory. I feel sorry (or
Mr. 'Tuttle's family but still manj. a
beautiful rose has blushed unseen.
,   A HATER OF CANT
ing same.
Fraternally' yours       7
■  "WM.! MATTHEWS,, :
,., . ,   , Fin<>. Secretary.
;" ;     ; ,'THE UNIO^ LABEL
Tha nuoslioii is often nskiMl ""Why nru uiiinii
men so indifferent io the presence or h1)Hl*-iu*l> of
llio union Inliol on nil goods which they purehnHu/"
Tho answer is indeed not ihe worlc of a fow words,
nor can a lengthy explanation suffice to provide a
solution for this problem.
When a Methodist eiitors a strange town lie nl
onco ldontififiH himself with the body holdimr his
particular beliefs nnd (■■reeds *, whon an Oddfellow
nrrives in a new community he hunts up tho brothron of the llireo links, and so on; but when a
ijniqn man outers u mowniitlc establishment, tho
union label on goods proforred for Kiile too ol'ten
weighs lightly in the preference or refusal of the
-, ■sjiirto',  ,,i\i}''j   *.i.;   u ,..  ,
Tiiit onco n dt'iiinnd be created for union mndo
goods by constant oiiquirieH for the satne, and
by efitin.i^'ilon'Htftnt rofnsals of all other kinils, nnd
tho 'jiu-Hliori of IockdUtH, Ktrik»;s, ole.f will lie k«*t-
tled tn a very large degree. Tho fact thitt the
union mon of America spend annually for provisions, etc,, lho enormous gum of over one billion
dollars, offer*, some idea of the viist fflnds that
could be turned to tho produccra of union good**!
,a..»taplyithwtfb^ nnd stability on tho
* part of nil union men.
TTIE Free Press is very glad wo nre taking up
this relief question so strong. They say. they
never sold so many papers before, Well they need
tho money. "    -.   •
SHERMAN,certainly hit thc nail on the head
on Sunday whon ho remarked about the position of
tho Free.Press: "You pull tho string and tho figure works."
, ' l' '..'   ■'■
A SHORT timo ago the Froo Prrisft I'lnlmcd that
BiggH'nud tho other T.,«nd L. nominees for alder-
mimic honors had.not enough business ability. Last
week Ihey snid: "Biggs got throo hundred dollars
nnd made such good uso of his tnlonts that to-dny
ho has two handsome houses and a luxuriously furnished home,"    O ennsiKteney thou are u virtue!
Vancouver 'World: Tho corporation owned coal
mines of the Crow's Nost 1'iikh Valley have contributed largely to the decoration of tho cemeteries in
that locality. Now thc mayor of Fernio. desires
to finish tho job by "beautifying" tho cemeteries
—nnd this with tho rnnnny tendered tho citizens of
Fernio ns a onnsor-uonee of the big firo Inst summer. Still nnotlior enso of the minors getting
what thoy voted for—cvoh in municipal affairs.
SAY, Mr, Five Precis Man, on the dead level,
isn't goose power preferable to filaink power?
THE WAY in which tlio poultry editor of tho
P.'P. crawled nt tho meeting on Sunday wasn't
slow either. His speed nt that was sure no gooso
puwur—about 3000 horse power.*
. THE barnyard editor of tho Free Press has it
figured out to a mathematical certainty that our
assets in brain ability equal otib goose power. Must
ho. so, for wc know of no man wore oapablo • of
judging gooue power than the aforesaid Hpntterer
of the P. P.
To the Editor of Tho Lodger:
Denr Sir: As nri observer of tho
public mooting ro .relief fund, hold oh
Sunday last, the■ usual.thing soems to
happen at all public meetings in For*
nlc, namely abuso and (also statements
nnd up to tho present the one who can
spin the most lies nnd cnll upon Ood
as hiH wltnoRB niioms to have tho
grontost approval., Thoso who havo
tho shortest memories Boom to bo exports at this kind of craft nnd oh-
poclnlly thoso who, mnlio publio boast
of bolng brought up from childhood In
saloons, gambling, dons,, etc., and fur
woi'bo, and.carry diplomas ns oxpbrtH
In nil vlco nnd crime. Thoso very cro*
iitiiroM have tho (iiidiiclty nud gall to
toll docont and rospoctnblo pooplo that
Fornio, is n docont. city, hut lho think*
Ing minds and thu majority of Fernio
citizens have a dlfforont conception
of duconcy. PIki* don't know whnt
clcnnllnoBB menus ,but I would oxpoct
It sooner thnn 1 would ault somo of
thoso who havo novor boon out of sal*
ooiis nud gambling dons nil thoir llvos,
to givo a .definition of doconoy or off
good cltlzennhlp,
Uut tho workltigmon hnvo. had thoir
eyes opened within the Inst ti*ontli and
uw a.Wc- lo nun Ihioi^h nil Dm trkli-
ory thnt has beon practised upon thom,
Inasmuch as thoy are going to domnnd
a full nnd complete account of tho
relief funds, , No doubt somo of thoso
•will be lost, like tho mini skin Iftckots
that woro sent, hero—did I say low,—
well nothing.Is lost, whon somebody
knows whore It l», so plcast*} oxcuso tho
word lost. It Ih niitqnUhlng what trlckB
uomo of1 thp speakers resorted to at
iho mooting; Just put homo of our high
offlclnlB of tho city In a corner And
soo -what tricks thoy will resort to, and
ono that has not pasBed notico wnu In
trying to divide the workingmen
against each other, but this has boon
practiced once too often "in Fornio and
It wns what we expected nnd aro pro*
parpd for, so the -mayor and ox-mayor
cun write undor that «tte»pt PAH^
UIIE.
PJU> BONO PUBLICO
.The following letter-is self •explanatory:; '" " ,',' , •' .'".- ■ , ■**,.'
,.-- , ,, '*.- .. ,- ' .F-ERNIE, Jan. 21
W. -ft.' CAMPBELL, ESQ., , - ,•, 7.
• Dear, Campbell: Concerning the 'qual*
ification of two of the aldermen T beg
to 'state that upon ;ej«uninatlon into
the matter there appears Jo" be some
doubt thereof. Notwithstanding'this
fact','Lam •'■personally Inclined*''not ; to
challenge the quallflcrttioii'of any mem
ber of the council. Even if I wore
assured jthjit'any member of'the council was without the necessary qualifications I would not personally, take
any proceedings to upset his election.
The election Is over and I 'ent&rtiiiii
ot'the'sllghtestill feeling towards any
ono on account of, anything that took'
place, ■* b*qt* on this'contrary I trusts
may bo of Home'^llttle dssltanco " to
tho present, council In promoting tho
welfare; of tho,!'clty.
There is nothing to indlcato to my
mind that tho proBont council will not
carry out a programme for the benefit
of the city and so long as'th'ey do
thnt I think that ovory person ought
to Join ln assisting them. I would,
thoroforo, strongly advise you and nil
my friends to conltnuo lo accept with
good graco the result of the oloctlon
a stand that Is much moro commendable that' going about complaining of
rosults, It will bo timo enough to
crltlclzo tho prosont council when
thoy merit criticism, Until thon I
shall do all I possibly can to support
thom, and I know that you will do tlii
same.
Yoin'B faithfully
'   ' L,, P. ECKSTEIN.
; ' ■■ ■■'■■■• FERNIE,' B. C. „ ,
" Comrade :':.It',-may .interest you and
your, readers,to know' that" Local 17.
has had a fresh infusion c-f .'te and
is, on the warpath to raise thi' funds
to %a more substantial basin,, l»y ithe
means of a supper,'concert and dance
to be given on the 19th.of this month,
wliich will be'.a great success judging
by the progress, already made.'' We
have also inaugurated a ' speakers
class to^get the'comrades better
grounded, 'in politiacl economics, , so
that we can become' better militant
champions of. the cause' and be able
to deal some .telling' blows', when' we
run counter to the Capitalist'" apologists who are,so prevalent in' tliis rieck
of the woods.   '     '   ■        ",.,..
We had. a. good address. last Monday . on, the '"Ethics ^'of'-Socialism,"—
.which surely; enlightened some of us
on some,'points, and one;last Sunday
on, "Commodities and Values," andJare
promised one next- .Sunday on "Uuein-.
ployment;. its Causes.and Cure." , . ,.
- -It may interest you to know that the
Fernie-lire, relief committee took, tlie
tX ^.1 ntr... , n...4....l4a rt.nl.K. n. ^1.4. n„ HP£.,.  .
urraL""OLCp"^vOwaiua^IiiaiviiiB—vufc-^buiLC,-
ers by the fire; repay the.relief extended to. them in-the form of building materials "(which has*been paid
for by-the funds sent in for our relief
from*.-.all .outside.points*)- by causing
tlie Crows. Nest Pass CoaL&* Coke Co .-
to stop sums varying from $3 to $6
each out1 of, our pay .".which- was dono,
This aroused quite; a burst-of indignation, .which culminated in a/mass
meeting of the;sufferers being called
on. Sunday. .1 At • this- meeting; some
strong speaking1 was heard-and it .was
decided to demand the.books and get
them nudlted by, some outside firm of
accountants and to put up a vigorous
protest against, the repayment of* the
funds to the city to beautify tho city
and to purchase public, utilities.
■ I wonder what part it will be'.that
will bo beautified, some of the kennels
on'the, east side of the C.P.R; tracks
where the (ire,did not clear them out
and whero part of the producers,' of
this world's woalth exist,:-or.the, southwest portion whero some of the,consumers . luxuriate?     Oh,,,*, I   wpndpr
which?,, .■■ '   ,. i     , ,"
Surely this Is the purpose it was so
generously contributed for and not for
the relief of the 'sufferers. Of courso
you understand there.will*1 be' sohrio
good jobs for someono to collect this,
and suporvlso'tho funds-for six years,
whicli time has been granted for the-
repayment* of* same re''tho'beauty
scheme, I wonder which would bo the
host—evory porson owning their own
homo or a flno businoss portion; and
surely you could*toll mo If tho>'Contributors sent it in for thin purpose,
or If it' was for tho rollof of tho sufferers, • ' ,
Yours In doubt
Ono of'the 8uffereri
—In Wps'lorn, Clarion
Fire, Life, Plate Glass
and Accident
Insurance.-
'Property, For Sale in
all parts'ofthe
7     city
GOOD RELATION8 ALL AROUND
Editor Molklo of the Mlchol QrnsB*
hoppor suro did hlnisolf up,brown by
using |E'0 worth of spnqo on his front
pngo lnHt wook to thank this gvont
moulder of public opinion for n con
grntulntory notico wo gnvo tho nforo
snld pnpor, Wo aro Informed tha
n rogular procosfllon of Job work fron,
Fornio, Is marching up IiIh mnrblo
Htnlrs and across his tlio floors, whoro
tho sun Blilnos softly through tho
Htnlnod glass windows, Wo woro got*
ting rnther suspicious of a fow snm*
plos of work wo saw around this town
llalCiJr,    uul   tilt   iUkttl   a.yiu«'.'>.   ui(i      llU.t
wpneralcd, .and our ivpndcr at their
(tho Jobs) atrango appoaranco , has
beon changed to nmatemont that thoy
nro not funnlor atlll. Qcorgo bub*
goats that wb print him another ad
this week, nt tho same price—woll, it
would suro bo all tho same prlco anyway no' mattor what tho flguro., Wo
nro cortnln that sovornl pooplo in thli
plnco will bd glad to hoar, yos vory
glnd, that prosporlty la In sight onco
moro, and aro earnestly praying that
hn will pn«» It along, Or a dmnll portion of it. In conclusion wo are as*
•ured that good prlntors such n» ho
employs, aro scarce, for which wo aro
truly thankful. As a parting shot,
George tolls ui tt Is beautiful weather-
Say, on the Q. T„ George, its peachy,
nln't It.
,,TOKIO, Fob 2—Speaking boforo tlio
lower houso of tho Diet to-day Count
Konnirn, tho forolgn minister, doclnr-
od thnt tho JnpanoHo nlllanco with
Gront llrltnln was gaining strength
and Bolldlty. Tho Eolations with Rub-
Hin woro InoronHlng In intlmnoy nnd
both the nntlous woro observing tho
spirit nnd,tho lottor of tho compact
governing thoir conduct on lho Pacific,
Ho oxprossod confldonco thnt thoro
would bo no complications with tho
States as n roBt-.lt oi nnti-Jnpnnoso legislation In California,- .
MININd  PROPERTY SEIZED
cnX;;nn6oK.Pci:.s cucrift Tuci.
of NnlRnnnnd H. W. Horchmor, tho
lator roproflontlng tho Crow's Nost
Pass Coal company aro just back from
Kimborloy , wjiero tbey seized, ovory
thing that wns Ioobo Including n quantity of  coko for   which tho Sulllvnn
iiUiilifi  CUlUlmil1*   UO.0  l.Xti Vawiai,
NOTICB
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•S**hc:;0*Hficial Organ.of DirstHct No.  18, U.M.W.   of A.
Fernie, B.C., February  6th, 1909
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jNOTICEfe-Any person cutting cord
wood or removing any logs, timber,
or other.material from;the lands; belonging to this company without the
permission of this company in writing
will be prosecuted.,,-1 .'■ *•,'•,.•' J-
I (Signed) The C.' N. p'.' C.' Co,
!The foregoing is an exact copy of
a'printed bill posted at the top of Coal
Cerek on the road-to tho dam. Seeing that the" snow if fast disappearing
and the home stock of firewood - is
fast disappearing.; it is up to you people interested to get'your Application
for permission in.
Jack Ingham is now residing in Fernie.        *""-'-•'    :"'   ,  •>"**' "'  ■•'-'      ;
The Rev., Robert Hughes of Cranbrook gave his popular lecture entitled "Klondyke" in the Methodist church
on Thursday evening January' 28th;
Lime light illustrations greatly added
to, the-,enjoyment and, instruction, of
the lecture.
Charley King, fresh from the coast
dropped in on us last Tuesday. He is
fine and dandy.
Tom Spruston, who rose from digger
in thiB-camp. to. the position of pit
boss ef No. 5. mine left here for Michel on, Sunday evening where he
takes full charge of Numbers S, 4 and
5, mines from. February. lstn „ He has
the good wishes for his further, advancement.of his many .friends.here.
Dave Martin goes to No.- & here and
Tom' Williams fills the gap at the
No. 9.
Jack MacDougall has severed'"his
connection as chief electrician to the
Coal company here and George Johnston now holds the position.   .,-
Roughead's living picture show with
gramaphone lnterspersions, drew good
house's'af the, club hall Friday and
Saturday nights'." George still sustains his reputation with a clean, instructive and amusing entertainment.
Mrs.Reid^and family have removed
from 172 to Fernie.'.'   Mrs.  Reid has
taken "a large house and. intends   to
;'cater to gentlemen boarders.- -.■*.
Martin Dooley ,. wrenched,.,some r of
—the-muBclesiofihlsichest-whilstiWQrk^
ing iri No."5* mine on January 28.*
-,  Mr. and Mrs. Hudson ,of the,boarding "house gave a- dance 6n'; Saturday
Mrs. Ben .Barnes and. her sister, ..Miss
Jones with two children belonging to
her a brother. -Davids Murray,,'Tom" and
Alex Branch and. John Treharne. '
The fate.of:Blily Johns, of .Wellington still occupies the thoughts of
many old acquaintances in. Coal
Creek.
Some of. our. dancing enthusiasts of
both sexes went to" the Boclal at* tlie
Bruce' hall In Fernie on January, '27.*
In the small hours of the morning they
set out for a.house In.West-FernU. to
await the hour for the departure of
the Coal Creek' train'; two of them, one
of each persuasion,,became detatched.
When they were missed by .the main
body bugle calls were, sounded on a
cornet carried by one of.the'party; but
there was no,response. .In true novel style they turned up later and the
excuse of snowdrifts and somehow losing their way was listened to with
many smiles and winks. Oh love!
how blind and deaf thou are at timos.
"Whilst fope'"spliclng ■ Jim - Seddon
was.struck in the left eye with a piece
Of flying wire. He is under medical
treatment.
Miss ' Annie Donaldson, sister to
Dave landed from Manitoba last week
end and paid.an unexpected visit to
some of her-old acquaintances.
Lost, stolen or strayed: Coal Creek
dump cart: Has not been seen this
year., Perhaps It has got buried in
the dump heap and its useful and absolutely essential purpose allowed like
many other things to pass into obliv-
ion. Residents here, with the, strict
enforcement of the public health act
staring them in the face, aire wondering where they would get off if they
were summoned • for*, oon-cqmpliance
and'pleaded, that1 no dump cart 'called
their way to relieve them of their"-already accumulated refuse. A^dollar
a month is deducted for sanitation and
if this work is not a part for which
the charge is made we'have got something to-learn."'" , ' y *-•:''
• On'e'lsfcO-nstaritlyyh'earlng ,pn;*.';.:>-*the
.side,-Qf-thei.theftiOf_clotheB_and_othgi*i
articles, and• -even ..money at houses
where there are boarders. If the losers would Immediately report - these
cases to the. police it would have a
evening.     A high old time was   tho'
6«der of things.     Jim Davjeo A'-.wltU-l tendency to stamp ioub, tbis 'Contempt-
his violin .and, B,, Thomson .".with, the
accordeon supplied' lively music ' A
lunch of hot coffee, sandwiches ': and
sweets was kindly served by the host
and hostess., , Messrs.,,George Hunt
and Brookes filled ' in' the'intervals
with good songs and Billy Smith
fairly stunned the party-wlth the great
rendering of his famous song 'Polony.'
Billy is a regular, knock put.  -.
We had a largo Influx of old timerB
and new comers from tho old country
laBt wook end. Amongst, them were
Mrs. lii arttri Dooley andtwo children,
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of sinners.       "
: They are sure having a, hot time   in'
Fernie.over the'relief money and il
would be no better'if our Saviour was
at the'',head of affairs.
' It's a thankless job and anything but
a pleasant one.    -
i The'  betting -."ori-the-Fernie paper
fight remains.nbout,even. *
Mr. Lapsley, an' old real .estate
agent from Peachland.West Kootenay,
was in Elko this week and,drove out
to Baynes Lako and told the writer he
sold land out;west., for ?250 an.acre
that did not have enough'soil on'it to
make a mud pie, and was surprised at
the amount of good land, dying idle
around here but that's because.people
don't advertise. Johnny Poole's advice was to advertise when' you had
tbe goods aiid we sure have them here
and the crowds will turn this way just
as soon as pur. attractions are universally advertised. '       '
Tom Prentice was In town this week
with that old, college chum smile of
his.  ., .. ....
Parties in search of wealth, health
or pleasure can move to Elko or Roos-
villeand we'll, take the liberty of introducing you .-> to a .man who never
makes two bites' at'a cherry.    "•';.'"
N. .C. Mclntyre, the real estate man
from Cranbrook "and Mr. Wilson, a
butcher from South Omaha were in Elko this week looking up some banana
cuttings for Cranbrook.
Smith of the Western Canada Wholesale was writing up business for his
firm.this'we'ek.   ',    7-
W. C; .Leacey believes 'In a full
house., pe,has "the. new jail with its
beautiful Queen Elizabeth front , and
Mary Jane behind full to the roof, and
like the,old sexton keeps"gathering
them in..,,' '.'
' Mrs. i". kelleher of the Great Northern station, Elko, who-has been visiting .western points returned on .Tues-,
day. -.   , ...
-Mr. Longhurst ofthe Ogilvie Milling
(Jompariy, Winnipeg,- was in Elko this
week and Kootenay river. points exhibiting samples of doughnuts made
from the Royal .Household flour; '.' .'
Watermelon Pete was in town from
Roosville, the big redo apple country
ible .-form .of crime.
A fine daughter was tho welcomo
arrival at the abode'of Mr. and Mrs.
Albert Taylor last Saturday. In honor
of the.event. Mrs.^Taylor, mother,of
the' proud" fattier;! Invited friends of
the family to her'boasding house on
Monday night.'" Dancing arid 'an appetising, repast (-were. the chief features of a delighftul evening;- Messrs.
Robert,Sampson, Jim McGeckle,. A.
Paton arid" Miss- Hunt" ^"contributed
songB. Mother and child aro going
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Patrick Shields,' an , employee . of
tho Adolph'Lumbor company was accidentally killed* on* Monday wlillo unloading logs from a logging sleigh,
Very littlo is known of his relatives. A
letter was found on his person addressed to a brother in the oast. He was
burled in tho Elko comotory on Tuesday.
Mr. 'CharleB McNab, manager'' of
the..BakQr..Lumuoi*.cpmpftny and. Mr.
Hales Robs, manager of tlio Ross Sa's*
katoqn Lumber,company attended the
lumbermen's convention at-Nolaon last
wook,    ,'
Tho pooplo of Upper and Lowor
Waldo united.lp glvliig a party at*the
ItosB hall'last Friday night in'honor
ot Mr, nnd Mrs, Goorgo LowIb, Tho
Hall wiib boautlfully decorated, an artistic color scheme In greon and red
bolng carrlod out, Tho coBtumoB
showod that thoy wero tho result of
Bomo vory unique hard timo Ideas and
even tho guosts of honor would awake
pity In tho hoart of tho wildest'say
ago had thoir costumos boon a truo Indication of tho tlmos, All had a mor-
ry timo nnd tho only fonturo that mado
us forgot that ttie, times woro' hard
wan thu bountiful supply of refreshments served.
Mr. and Mrs, Roby ontortalnod n
party of friends at whist and dancing
on Wednesday evening In honor of
Mr. and Mrs, Goorgo Lewis, Mrs.
Halos Ross of Waldo carried off first
prlzo nt Whist, Dollcious refreih*
monts wero sorved and tho evening
wns enjoyed by all, ." , ".
Mm Wnltor Rohnrtnnn trttve a fnn**.
woll party Monday aftornoon for Mra,
George Lewis.. The ladies.had purchased a sot of Havolond china cups
and saucers as a farewell present and
Mrs, Robortson mado tho presentation
speech. Whist was tho popular 'nm-
u!*?"est .?."*? "V*"*' !" T* ,*lv»a xi't* t*1*?
fortunate winnor of first prlto. Dainty
rcfreshmenta wore served arid the
only thing thnt raarrod our Joy was
tho fact that we must part with n
friend who,bad contributed'so much
to the social life of our community,
FUtlVitr ^ICttllourt cnnt^'down.'fVonj
Fernio* Ttifsd By-and celehratod ■mlnss
Wodncsd'ny morning.
Coroner Wilks and Constable luxcey
were iHaHaynei op Monday holding an
inquest \n¥r *l»atricl^0Hlef*i«:' -7
Mrs. DuaeattrMeU*ori»,-of- 8p«ltao«
Is building a house on thnt  Kootonia,..
Dr.'Saunders was called Sunday tor
Mr. Neal M.cCrunk.who.is.very ill. We
nre hoping'for"his speedy recovery.
Mr. J. D'. Aye drove to Elko wltli
Father McCullough on Wednesday.
Mrs. Walter Robertson is enjoying
a visit from her mother, Mrs. Now*
comb of Grand Forks,.B. C.
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-* The Bheet.and pillow sljip di*,nce and
social given by the Indies of Merritt
in'Menzle's hnll was a decided   sue*
COBB. ' '    "''"" '""'      '   ''
. Monday was pay diiy at tho'Diamond-Vale..   •       ■*.,(,..■■,
Clmrlos Brooks, socrotnry of Morrltt
union, loft on Saturday's train to attend a convontlon of the minors union
nt'Lothbrldgo,
Dr.' Tuttle,has purchased tho homo
of Jack Wndo for a hospital.'
J. Lobslnger of tho Nicola Horald
Is fixing tho uppor floor of his offlco
for a lodgo room."
Tho liockoy match on Sunday piny-
ey by n mixed team of tho Morrltt
club was the bust gamo tho boys havo
plnyod this Benson,
Tho local members of tlio K. of P.
aro working to start a lodgo of thnt
ordor.
' Dan Frnsor tins Installed nn oniory
wheel nnd Sam I lay land Is tho export
grinding skates.
- James Williams got tils foot bndly
pinched with a car at tho Diamond
Valo, Wednesday. .   ,.,„..,   „.   .,
Spring lias set in and building operations havo commenced.
T****? ' 'J,l,t,.'!^'^T,.■? "-erf' tiwwfl \**t
weok, ono for eight- hours for telegraph operators nnd tho other to pick
n site for tho Jail.
Joe Graham shipped a ear of coal
last wook. , *
A party ot mining exports arrived
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Copper King. .
Old Irish from Lower N'icola arrived in town this week and Is having a
good timo with tho boys.
> It Is rumored that Alox. Foulds has
got hit walking ticket, Ah, Alex, Na*
polion fell.
John' Afflo and John Mdnnus of
Liidfumifh arrlvod on W-t>d»io*t*)i»y nnd
are working at Middlesboro.
B. P, Little, M. E, of Vancouver,
van In tlie Valley last wet-k on, business.
W. Williams has bought himself a
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.   The Micliel Molly "Canucks lost an-*
other, of their old; members in Tom
Connors who'left',0J. Tuesday ,night
for bonnie Scotland^ 5 Tom had been
out prospecting fori'the last, eight
months and stated .that he] got .mountain sick, so he's going tb try a 'change
—seasickness".' '        ■ 	
i ..Mr. Ton) ^pruspn;of Coal .Creek has
beeri;appdiritedl'as. pit* boss: fbV ^he;I-Jo.
5 mine.'  ;' ? -■- '•' ^*' V «'a- '. "-1 "•,' ■- • ,* '*
; The Slavs in Michel have been having a good time of it'during this'week
at.Steve Tomay's .weeding party. ,
, The following gen|lemen registered
at the. Michel, hotel \ on Monday: A.
Longhurs,t, Nelson; A. R. Shenari of
Montreal; G. H.,Nicholson, Montreal;
J. F. Green, Vancouver; C. Miirdpck,
Vancouver; F. C. ,L(|wis Montreal.
Mr. Jack Carter .returned on Tuesday from Indianapolis where" he has
been atendln'g the national convention
of tho U. M'. W. ofU.
• The Michel'orchestra held another
of their popular dances on Thursday
night, which.wasrwell attended.
' The now coal tipiile and .box car
loader was tried1 this week and gave
every satisfaction. The tipple was
erected.by the Hamilton1 Bridge Co.
of Hamilton Ont:,' arid Is one of the finest out west. '. . .    ■
Messrs., Dan. Macbonald;,. McCull-
och and- Gardner accompanied Bill
Whltehouse on Tuesday to Lethbridge
to attend the convention of the\U. M.
W.-ofA.
If you. can borrow a-horse and a
sleigh-you are sure to get some of our
fair, ones to accompany, you on a nice
moonlight ride, but.) don't forget - to
bring your fur. coat. If you haven't
one, well borrow that as well. For further advice ask Jack.-
It is-about time, the Coal Company
thought of- building ,a bigger- .wash-
house; it's worse than playing rugby
trying to dress there in the morning.
, Poor Ernie seems lost these days
without his'dear little Red Coat.. .
' Dan James of Coleman was in town
on Wednesday. Dan was on his way
to-Spokane hospital to have his eyes
treated by a specialist. *' Dan met with
an accident in -the* riiines here some
time ago-..      ' ■.'■ ■...--' ,-
I heard of a young lady who dared
a young-man to take her. to church;
but he was game1. ■ , They don't.speak
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MINERS MEET IN
ANNUAL CONVENTION
At Lethbridge Alberta-T-Dista
No. is, u. m;u; of A.-:
. Enthusiastie Meeting
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.this weeitwitharload~of pumpk"inaTana"
double yolked eggs. ,',,.-
It's^ a. poor dog that ain't worth
whistling for.''     - -  ' . ' '■■
, Roadmaster Whitney of the _ Great
Northern was in Elkb'for the, first time
since his return from'New York; "'*
J. C. Cnrruthers, the King of Drummers was in Elko this week, also the
bold Mclntyre; Ritchie the Force man
Parrot the Ironclad, slipper and soft
toe Comedy Co. '
. There was a Magic Baking Powder
lantern show In Elko Friday -night by
the Rev. Mr. Hughes of Cranbrook—
nuff said.    -   ,
Land seekers are arriving iri Elko
on ovory train.
Mrs. Fred Roo returned to R'oos-
vllio with the stage Tuesday after
spending two weeks with her husband
who sells (Iflcd plums, gum boots and
overalls Iii Elko, and land that grows
every, kind of fruit,from.tho little red
currant.to the big Red Apple.
■ F, J, Watson of Fernio waB In Elko
Sunday inspecting- his . clothes prop
factory.
Pork and lard took a drop In Elko
this week.' '»■,,•*■
A special .train of Russian., counts
njrrlvod In Elko last'.night from Moscow, Montana, to work on the low
Joints and high contros.
Mr. J. Johnson of Fornio was dowri
to Elko tlila wook*.     . i , .-■
Thore was 1)99,990 hair pins manufactured In tho United States laBt
year and still wo find hairs in tho
butter,
Bill Leacey Is having the timo,of tils
lifo trying to tonch n Russian duke
how to behave ln society.
Whon you como to Elko call at Frod
Roo's storo nnd hoo-the tilophaiit,
Charllo Kay Ir having tlio Interior
of tho Elk hotel papered nnd painted.
Tho bridal chnmbor will bo tho swoll*
ORt in D. C, and the price U a lilg
Inducement to bring newly married
couploH to 1311(0.
ICOI.EMAN.
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Yr.'fftlhlfiYtij&fMWr^^*0:?^1^ 0D the Vo«hl (ownrlte and
Hnvo you Joined the gymnasium club
yet? If noi, hurry up nnd do ho. Till*
practlco nights aro Tuesdays nnd Fridays for men and Wednesday for ladles, Mr, J, McDonald has boon np
pointed Instructor,: the commltteo havo
sent back east for nil kinds ot do*
velopors, Including a bnokot ball outfit.    Rumor says that thore Is a big
latikal    Ut    .teU.CO   f,f MJMUd.UM*    a.aJ^auat,tJ
nhlppr-rt for Mlcnrt, .TohnRon -will "rnivo
to be vory careful of his chnllcnge ln
future. Tho roomborBhlp fee Is $2.
Application should be made to Mr,
Jack Itusliton, honorary secretary.
The local union held two well attended mec-tlng*. on Sunday.
A grand hockoy match was played
at Mlchol on Saturday*between the
Colemnn school boys nnd Michel boys.
The gamo was a very fast ono and the
boys showod that they wore already
masterti of thn r,itme, Coleman obtained four goals In tbe first ten minutes
of the game but only succeeded in
getting one more after tho Michel team
got hot. The final score was Coleman
5, Michel 1.
An *■ nmnteur dramatic society has
been started In Mlchol! look out for
one of their great comedies In • the
near futuiu.
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Tie James Fax .concert on,Monday
night drew a good sis-ed aiidlerice; ■ The
concert throughout.kves,greatly, enjoyed and.the applause was very enthusiastic. Mr. Fax was known'to, quite
a number of our townspeople who indirectly, did a considerable amount of
adertislng for him. Needless to say
bis ability to make people laugh stands
unimpaired. The singing of .MIbb Winters and the recitations by Miss 'Gal-
bralth were also very much apperclttt-
ed. The concert was of a high character and.was'the best that Coleman
has had for many months. A goodly
number' drove up from Frank and
Blairmore to be in attendance.
Tho burotlng ot one of tho air pipes
at tho Coal company's plant caused a
scare In town,- No ■ serious damage
occurred.
. Lena Duthlo,,the Scotch singer, gave
an entertainment hore ln the opera
houso last night. A fair sized crowd
woro In attendance although.tho nlglit
was disngrecablo on accbunt'of 'tho
rain. The singing of tho lndy was
good-, Every number, on tho program
which ln'sted about two hours who taken by herself.
G. C. Gage will shortly leavo Coleman, ho having accoptod a position
with the Consolidated Mining and
Smelting company at-Trail, B, C. Mr,
Gngo will bo employed In tho offlco of
the company nnd expects to loave in
about two weoka. HIb mnny frlondB
in Coleman will bo Horry to soo lilm
go and somo Bay ho will not stay
long awny--poBBtbly on account of attractions, but wo are glad to say his
going menus ndvnnriiment to a bottor
position,
Work bognn on Monday on the now
post offlco building dn tho vacant lot
owned by W. L, Qulmetto, tho second
from Qulmetto nnd'Wright's storo.
The building Is being erected by Postmaster D. J. Mclntyre nnd will bo a
frame structuro 21x30,,
.A, S. Farqubnrson of Fornio was In
Colomnn on Sunday last.
A, J, Oliphant of Dollovuo wns a
Colomnn visitor on Saturday of Inst
wook,
Mrs. Robert. Dunlop visited friends
tn nialrmoro on Monday and Tuomlny.
Mrs. J. W, Powell returned from
Lothbrldgo on Tuesday,
Roy HoRurth roturned from Dnnphln,
Man., on Sunday morning unaccompnn*
lod by a wlfo however. Roy declares
that ho lu mill enjoying slnglo blcsBcd*
nons.
Dr. Thomas O'Hngan of Dlalrmoro
I"   yC!"*-""I"-!-*   I*""       Wf»l»M\*    (»„a.taa4V   llaf,
•MiAAnen nt the Utter who in tnUlnrc a
well earnod vacation at the const,
II. Forbes of Calvary called on Colo*
man merchants on Friday.
John ll. Wllkle ofRoyal City spent
Thursday'In town.
pits last Sunday with Rev. Taylor of
Frank.
' Lethbridge'Herald: The seventh an-
ual convention'of District No. 18 U.
M. W. of A. was opened, at the Labor hall this morning. Pres.. Sherman
called the meeting to order and Secretary A. J. Carter read the call foi
tho convention."
The president appointed the following Credential Comriiittee:—C. Stubbs,
Taber; D. J.. McDonald, Micbel and
W. Graham, Coleman. The committee
reported the, following delegates entitled to a seat in the convention:
Fernie: Thomas Biggs and J. Lyon.
Corbin: Wm.. Ryan.
Passburg: J. Fabian.
Taber:  Hopkins Evans.
Bankhead: J.  L. Perkins.
1 Roche Percee: T. Pitzslmmons.
-   Taylorton: J. Twist. '    ,
,„ Cardiff: G. Wigley.    '
Hosmer: H. Gregory."
Frank: ,G.' Nichol.
Woodpecker: P'. Evans.
Edrrionton: R. H. Marlow.
Carbonado: A. Grainger.' •*
.   Lethbridge: D. H. Qulgley.
Taber: C. Stubbs.-
Hillcrest: J. O. Jones.
Michel: C. Gardner, A. McCulIoch,
D. J. McDonald.
Coleman: Wm. Graham.
■ Lille: F. C. Gessler. '    ° "
Bellevue: Rob. Livett.   '
Maple Leaf: H. Blake.
Lethbridge: R.'Reed.
Kenmore: T.S. Smith.   '
u Merritt: C. Brooks.,' ,     *
'Chas.; Bunting is the fraternal delegate' from the Western Federation of,
Miners. •>' ' 7, :
. Canmore,- Lundbreck and Taylorton
No. 2648'-,are not represented at the
gathering.'-   ' ,7     ' ;'' -'■
The following are the' committeei-
appointed:   "        .'   '.
RESOLUTIO-NS:, ".    y
•' A. Brooks     '' '     ':-'   ': ,;
■ J. Lyons- -.- , *       ■--,/■-   ■
~~GT"NicHor^       *—*":—*—ri—■—
R. Livett   ... '
S.-Wigley     .*
.: J. F. Fabian.''
.. A. Granger. ■ ■ ■ .,■'.,
APPEALS  AND   GRIEVANCES  ..
H. Evans      *,, '
iD, J. McDonald    •    •-     •    .
H. Blake     ; ■• „       '
T. Fltzslmmons
■ R., Evans
CONSTITUTION     ,
.   C. Granger        ..-•..
! J. Jones . '  '
. ■ H. Gregory ■
,,;H. Gergory , -; .
'•' R. Marlow
F. Gressler'
. T. Dupon
, SCALE COMMITTEE    . ,
:C. Stubbs   ,'
■ D. H, Qulgley
J. Twist,
•Wm. Graham
A, McCulIoch
T. Biggs,,
Wm. Ryan ,' ■  ,-    ,
C. L. Smith1.-'', -    •
Tlio convention mot at ono o'clock
this afternoon.. President Shoiinnn
gave his annual report which . was
handed over to the committoo.
A telegram from the Cardiff Coni
Co. at Morlnvillo regarding tho hold
up there by the irien owing to tho
compnny having changed tho grade
oft powder, was discussed, Tho board
membor of thnt district waB Instructed to go at onco to Morjnvlllo and on*
doavor to sottlo tho trouble.
A rathor serious grlovanco of tho
local at Hillcrest wns dlscusBod at
somo length. Somo sixteen men hnvo
beon Inid off on a chnrgo of londlng
dirty conl nnd thoro Is difficulty ro*
gnrdlng tho working of pillars, thu
agreements being Indefinite and the
wngoB too low,
Tho grlovanco commltteo will report on this at nlno o'clock to-morrow
morning.
Tho convention nccepiod an Invitation from tho Trndos nnd Labor
Council to n smoking concort In Its
honor nt tho Labor Temple to-morrow
ovoning.
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In addition-to various Trim Hats
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ft     -Attractive Millinery
7- 'Quite a number of attractive styles have been made up/
The result is an assortment of millinery ai decidedly favorable.
quotatioris.    The lines are* at'S3; $4; $5.
Coats and Sacques
LADIES' COATS arid SACQUES—Ladies'semi-fitting 7-S..
length,-fine broadcloth Coats in Black, Brown and Blue suitable for spring; regular $1S to $23; now $10.-
Women's  Skirts
..   Women's Dress and Street Skirts, $7.50 and. $10 cut to $3. ,
The'very skirts you need for right now and tho rest of the
winter.    They ure made in broadcloth, panama and Venetian.
Finest skirts ever offered at such a low price.
ft      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
also Dlrectoire style.
the New Empire and.Sheath Corsets,
Prices from $5 to $30.
MRS.   E.  TODD
FERNIE,   B. C.
You've   Got   to   Fail   Back
On   Canned  Goods
between season's time when
it's almost impossible to procure
fresh vegetables and' fruits.
But the fall needn't,be,so hard
because, the canneries we patronize certainly put up a fine line
of things edible. Yet,we hold
down the prices to a,living limit
THE FAIR.  lERHIE'S CHEAP CASH,STORE
T B. STROTHEBS, PROP. -"  -, *
WARNING-MINERS
Miners are warned against going tb
the following mines as they are un-
fair, and miners are warned'to keep
away:
Keep away from Hillcrest, Alta., as
a dispute is pending there now.
City Mines _— Edmonton Alta.
Bush Mines—	
liosedale Mines _
Strathcona Mines —
Dawson Mines 	
Frank. Mines	
Alberta Coal Co. — Morihville, Alta.
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EARTHQUAKE RELIEF FUND
NEW YORK. Feb. 3-A special to
Tlio Tlmoi wiy.i that. Iho enrrhtitmlfft
relief fund Is now figured at Rome as
hnvlnir roarhi-'tl » irrand total of $.8,
•MO.OM).
iron .ii.
ANOTHER CANADIAN VICTORY
GLASGOW Fct». 3—Tn an eight hour
airllnjf gatav xh« C«ndl*as scored 2)1
ind Strrlfnenhlr-s f *..*..
SALOON-KEEPER IS
TOUCHED FOB $3400
A Daring Hold-up Occurred
at Goldfeld, Nev.—Tlire«
Men Did The Job
r.m.-nPlf.l.T. Vcv. Veb, I — Thrnn
masked men ht A up tht< Mohawk saloon ono of tho I lgnest (--itabllshmunts
of Its kind,hero and not away with
13417 at an early hour this mornln*-*;.
They havo not yet br-<n captured.
Katortng   tho fron' 'Innr In Tndl/in
JURY DISAGREED ON
SCOTT LIBEL CASE
After Being Out Twelve Hours
They were Discharged—
Case Settled
KtiUINA, fliiMk.. Fob, 2—Tho Jury
after bollix out twelve hours In tin'
Lalrd-Scou libel x'ttvo returned io the
court nnd reported thnt thoy wero un*
libit* ot tinroo upon u verdict. Tho foreman told thn Jury that thoy had reduced tho chuniu lo Laird hnvlnu recolv-
ou 1500 for his city cnnipiiitiii fund and
found hint luuocent on nil but UiIh.
Tho stlckor waa whether or not this
flJUU Yt»e UOt-H IUI   |nita/..al yiw.'.i. TUw
juJi,'i' Jjilii'il If lliere v,*nn nn.v pnnslWl*
Ity of nn tiKreomont helrn? reached,
and upon bblnf-* fold that thero wns
not ho discharged the Jury aud a n<•*■*■'
trial was ordered.
The interest iu tho caso viae amply
mniiifosied by
tending tho sittings from the first of
the trial. The courtroom was packed
each day and on tho occasion of the
nvldonofi of F. F. Fry tho crowd started to Ktither about 1 o'clock to secure
seats for the aftornoon hcaritif*. I*att
SUICIDES IN PENITENTIARY
NBW WESTMINSTER, Feb, 2.—Ro*
burto Uom-d-'tto, nu Italian convict,
HorvlpK n two yenr Huutonco for unlaw*
fully wouiidiiiK at Fernio, nlno mouths
ii ro, committed suicide- this morning
by luuiKlm-. himsulf with a belt to a
water pipe in the cell, HtritiiKlliiK to
denth.
The convict, hnd been deKpoudunt for
until') timo mid wiih libiiul to bo taken
to tho horiptinl for treatment. This Is
the third Hiilcldu at thu Hriili-li Cnlum*
bin penitentiary within three mouths,
nnd the second in eiKht ilnyn,
HEALTH CERTIPICATE REQUIRED
SALEM, Oro., Feb. 3-A bill requlr-
Ing thnt pppllcants for ninrlniKo llccn*
ses bo provided with a cortltleato of
ftood hoalth from n licensed phynlclan
passed tho senate to-day.
REV.   MR.   BUHMAN OfcAO
WINNll'KU,  Feb. a—Rev.   W.
Ilurmati, steward aud bursar of
John's College', ta dead.
A.
SI.
,,. . .,      „    .        night wns the blBii'.'Hi crowd >ei, m,A
file with ituns drawn they lined up whon „H, Ju,.g0 announce an   id.
about 20   men who *«-im h\ lUc place., jbiirnn..*iil tltuiu wiu iwiuu dlu-ipiiuiut
ment.
LATER.*-This afternoon an auree-
ment was reached whereby all actions,
clvit ami criminal against Mr. Scott's
fimoui cketeee were dropped, each of
thc parties paying their own cost*.
Then ono of them went behind the-
bar and tspp'ed th» ctttb reulster, the
safo and got tho bank roll nnd walked
out while the others covered his retreat. None -Af Ihote Ilne4 op were
mni»*t*A,
Some C. P. II. spotters wero spot*
im* .iinte now Oh hi* fiea in-lOMii Hits nven aiit-i \utsj hti-i
cuto enough to "duck their nuts" bo*
foro any blood was tapped. All tho
world love* a spotter. A spotter Is
tho dirtiest worm that ever crawled.
Tho latest schema of the-M microbes
la to play tho hard up mechanics,
and to KoU-.lt aid ffa-.tr. tome tturUi-.tiIe
person who will Introduce them to a
■ "bniUiy" or a conductor so that thoy
can beat their way per tralnlu. This
accomplished tbey can report the servant of tbe company at headquarters.
Nice calling these apatter*. Small wonder that tbey often get rough handling.
—Creston Review.
mL*m*M**am—wmaa*uauijm*i—m—% PAGE SIX
THE DISTRICT L'EDGER/FERNIE, B.C. FEBRUARY 6 1909
BANK OF HAMILTON
THE ALBERTA
I     LEGISLATURE
A Brief Resume of the
Principal Enactments
'{of the Legislators.
(Special to the Ledger)
° EDMONTON,  Jan.  27,
The pressing need of railway development in Southern Alberta particularly in the coal. country, where the
shortage of cars is distressing, was
brought vigorously-to the attention of
the government during the past week
by Malcolm McKenzie.  (Maeleod)   in
• his address in the debate' on the
speech from the throne.
The Crow's' Nest mines, he said, are
producing 4!>00 tons per day,' which
the C. P. R. could "not begin to handle. Mine owners had told him that
the' output, could be doubled in   one
. month and trebled, in six months, but
for - the car shortage. " Mines were
closing down 17 days in the month on
this account.. * The south must have
more railways, and he was glad to see
the government was now framing   a
route.., The fact,too, that shipment
could be' made through western ports
all the year round; as against only 1%
months by lakes route, meant a great
deal, and would go far towards relieving the car shortage grievance. Premier McBride of British Columbia has
also been asked to be present at the
conference.
* * *
The members will this week plunge
into the heavy . work. of the' session,'
opening with the discussion of the re
distribution bill which .is to* provide 13'
additional constituencies in the .province. ' Attorney General Cross sprang
a surprise.,in this bill pn'the .Conservatives of tlie city, iii-that instead of
splitting Edmonton and Calgary into
two constituencies each, the Bill provides only two representatives each,
to be elected by the city at. large.
Further than this the Bill gives no
Information as to the number' of new,
constituencies and their boundaries,
but these are to be drafted by a. committee of the House, which will .be 'appointed- at the second reading of the
Bill on Thursday.''  .-- '     ■
A bill has been' introduced by Attorney-General Cross'whereby the superintendent of the provincial reformatory will be empowered to enter homes
and remove children who are criminally inclined and who are'neglected dr
abused', and place' them in , foster
homes on farms or elsewhere.. ' „
The House will shortly receive the
report ofjhe pork packing commission
BARCELONA VISITED
BY EARTIOTAKE
Meets the Same Fate as Messina-People
Panic-Stricken-^Communications all
Cut-off--Tidal Wave Ms to
*    Horror-Awful Havoc
SEA-COAST TOWNS  ALSO DESTROYED
which has ■ recommended-the .estaGIfslv
ment of a co-operative .packing plant
in the province provided the farriiprs
fulfil' certain conditions.
MISSIONARY  CONGRESS
railway extension policy-in wfilcff-TEe
south would undoubtedly be looked
after.     - '"'-,'"
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i    .700 MILES MORE RAILWAYS
As a result, of the government's policy.to guarantee the bonds of the Can-|
adian Northern and Grand Trunk Pacific for branch lines, which will be announced in the House in a couple of
weeks, .Alberta will secure at least
400''miles of new railways this year,
with tho probability of another 300
miles later, In conferences held In
the past week between the government and officials of the two railways
oatlsfactory arrangements ' regarding
the Initial lines were reached. This
will Include the G. T. P. branch from
Walnrlght to Calgary, 300 miles, and
the C. N. It. branch from Edmonton
to Athabasca Landing, 100 miles. A
C. N. II. branch to Cnlgnry Is projected and also moro G, T. P. branches to tho north.
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KICKS  AGAINST    COMPENSATION
ACT
W. F. Littlo, of the .McNeil Mines,
Cnnmoro, S. J. Whiteside of the International Cool mid Coko Co., Coleman, and Lewis Stockott, Bankhead,
delegates from Coal oporators Association, Interviewed Premier Rutherford
this wook and nuked for amendments
to the Coinpr'iiH'illon an, to reduce the
amount of compensation ci'n fatal In*
,1ury' from J1800 to J15Q0, and to repeal tho cliuiHu granting compoimiu*
ion for porinnnenl. illBnbllity.   ,
Tho Cotitrnl Umployei'H iiBBOclntlon
of lidmariton mid the ICdmonton llourd
of Trado prosonted petltloim anklng
the Kovcrnmetit. to take up the question of liiHimuico to cover lho om*
ployun.' llnbllliy.
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CONFERENCE  OF GRAIN   MEN
Premier Rutherford aiiiioiiiicuil '(in
.Monday flint hu hni* called a convention of railroad men, grain buyers and
shipper*-: nnd farmers at Calgary, Fob.
II and I to discuss tho nilvnntngoH of
ulil'i'-lNK itrnln through Pnclflc ports,
The Pn.-mier stums that ho wiiiiIh to
got next to tho, fads nnd fenlurcH of
Hhlpplng garlii over wi-stoni routes, nn
he ronllzcH UiIh Ib the route by which
Albert ft w|.i>iU will eventually \wu».
Wlinf  the Premier will  Hiiy tit  Ihe
conference will form part of hit* icpl>  ton; Mr. J, Campbell Whito of Now
to tin* Alberta -auction of the   Grain York; Mr. SMhh     Mclleo   of     Now
Groweni usiumliitloii, who have im'tcil  York,
the woiiiern provlnciiB to tnlid over nnd) lt. Ib expoeloil liml theni will bo 2,-
opernie Ihe liilenml (.'l-'vntni'H. (ion, 1000 regular comnilHHloiioi'B In addition
Hnicourt, deputy minister of iigrlcuhjio the group of honorary commission*
IUII*.   (Uio   Olid.(ilii   a   tilU(t<t4tn   iui    ui>-. nt  auii^.uiu!   ul  ill i fcj .,.< ...   .,,,. u.ufc'i-
riiiivi'-iiildii. vibb'b '.vlll Include n *•>**■., id vtudonts PUrt vlniMnir \Ynorlotilnn.
nr on "Our Mutunl IiitereHtH" by f*. W. (Ppprlnl rnteB will bo given hy thn
Rowloy, mnnagur,, Canadian Ilnnk   ofi railroad ("omimnles nnd tho notion of
In many respects the National Congress '-of the Laymen'B Mlssionar;.*
Movement' next spring, will be the
most romarknlo gathering,over held in
Canada.
The churches, of the, entire Dominion without regard to 'denominational
lines have never boforo come together
with such hearty unanimity in behalf
of any cnuse and strong denominational conference will be held every forenoon during the Congress, but In the
great sessions In Massoy Hall, Toronto, Hiigb of division will bo entirely obscured .
In no nation have tho churches over
been called on lo formulate a national
policy In regard to tliolr missionary
undertakings; and possibly the moat
romni'knble fenturo Ib tho fact that so
Inrgo nn undertaking Ib entirely In the
leadership of laymen rather than the
clergy.
The clergy however, will bo represented In lnrgo numbers and the first
session Wednesday afternoon, Mnreh
Hist, will be of .special Interest (o
I hem. The Congress program "Is all
planned with Ihifl In view bo thai
many of the pastors who attend will
be able to got awny Saturday, April
3rd and yot. not miss any of tho fen-
lures plnnnoil especially for them. The
closing day, Siuulny, April 4th, will bo
markod by the Htrongent possible nd*
drosses to dlfforont groups of laymen
and college BtudontH.
In connection with the congress,
there will ho special conferences for
ministers, hIiuIouIh and Sunday rcIioo!
workers. The women's soclollen of
several communions are planning for
grout ineoilngB at tho snnin lime anil
tin1 dciiomlrinttonal conferences prom*
Iho to bo of grent profit.
In ndilllion lo Ihe llrlflsh nnd Can*
ndlnn speakers invitations lo nddroBii
the CongrcHH hnvo already been neo
opted by Mr. Robert 13. Bpoer of Now
York; Illshop J. M. Thorbiirn from
India; Iir. J. M. "-.winner, formerly
of Arabia; Hon, 8. II. Capon of Hos-
MADRID, Jan. 29—The fate of Messina has overtaken the city of Barcelona, the principal Mediterranean seaport of Spain. Despatches from points
of northeastern Spain being'terrible
news that the entire region near Bar-;
celona has been torn by a devastating
earthquake shock, and that many
towns -have been destroyed and that
probably hundreds of lives have been
lost. At Barcelona the earthquake
was made more horrible by the ac
companying tidal wave, which; engulfed - the' section of the city bordering
on the, water and caused immense
damage to tho shipping of thai, port   ,
The disaster was made unusually
terrifying by the-series of titanic subterranean explosions followed by an
overwhelming roaring like,discharges
of heavy, artillery. .
NO EXACT REPORTS
.There is panic "among the people in
the affected districts and no exact reports can be obtained as to the number of vicitms or the actual * extent
of the devastation. . According to latest advices a number of sea coast
towns In the northeastern part of
Spain are in ruins. Many of them
were^swept by a similar tidal wave
to that whicli struck Barcelona. From
Couta, Morocco, across,the Straits of
Gibraltar, from the Spanish coast, the
report comes that the earthquake dislodged a great landslide which buried
the village of. Romara under otns of
earth and rock, and crushed out .'the
lives of several hundred inhabitants.
It is also reported that there was widespread damage in the town of Totana,
-where many houses collapsed. A number of. other towns in the province of
Murcia also suffered the same fate.
■ The news of the disaster that overtook , Barcelona ■ came. first. from the
city cf Tarassa which is about fifteen
miles inland from that port and ^where
the damage,, was not so great.
FEARFUL PANIC
; Reports' say that there is ,a fearful
panic among the people of Barcelona,
and that all telegraph and telephone
communication is Interrupted. For this
"reason, authentic .details, could not be
readily obtained. ■ One report-'said
that as the tidal wave receded the entire ,water front of the town, with Its
quays and massive buildings, sank out
of sight beneath the waves. The news
could not be verified ■ from official
sources and every effort is being made
to get some definite account of what
hns occurred, The most nows from
Barcelona Ib being brought out of the
devastated district by couriers and refugees, who of courseware almost Insane from fenr, and those who have
been Bent Into the earthquake, zone
from outside points have not yet been
able to mako their reports to tho government. •'*
1 The g'roatost excitement prevails ln
Madrid and preparations for rollof of
(he stricken districts are already under way.
The wildest rumors are afloat and
are increased by lack of real news as
to what has happened. At the government offices most alarming reports are
being received from points along the
Mediterranean coast, and while the
officials realize that these reports may
be, exaggerated the worst is' feared.
,    SOMETHING ABOUT CITY    -.
LONDON, Jan.,29—Madrid despatches report that the city of Barcelona
was destroyed by an .earthquake and
tidal wave. A slight shock was reported at "Malaga early to-day but no"
damage was reported at that time.'
The City of Barcelona* in the province of that name is three hundred
and twelve miles northeast of Madrid.
Its population is approximately half a
million. - The town is really two cities
in one, the old section with its irregular tortuous, narrow streets, and the
new, with its* modern structures, comprising silk, cotton, wool, lace and
shoe factories and handsome dwellings
in the exclusive quarter.
The ■ principal buildings are the
cathedral, the deputies palace, the
custom house, exchange and the prison
which is also constructed on artistic
lines. There are four public libraries
and two museums. •"
ITS HISTORY
Barcelona's history runs back to the
dawn*of Christianity. Tradition has
is that Carthagenians under Hamilcar
Barca, settled in the district. When
Carthage fell and the Romans became
masters of the then known world Roman troops annexed Barcolena.
After the Romans came the Goths,
who possessed the province until 714'
when the Saracens'v/rested it from
the then owners. In the twelfth cen-.
tury after passing, through .various
hands and once attaining an independent form of government,,it fell with
Gatalonla-tG-the^erown-of-Aragon.^—
In February-of lff02 Barcelona compelled-the attention,of,,,.the world,,because of a great .strike of workmen
which..began here and spread all
through Spain.    •'•■'■>
The city was overrun by troops and
hundreds of people were shot down by
the troops. ...-.'■
During the riots a reign of terror
lasted more than a week but-the military gained the mastery after un-awful struggle. ■ i ■., ■
' The district in, which Barcelona is
situated■■. has been shaken-by earthquakes a great many times. Statistics show thatn Spain and Portugal
have suffered 2,656 shocks, the greatest coming in 1755,,'.when Lisbon, tho
capital of Portugal was. practically destroyed, 60,000 of Its. Inhabitants perishing in the ruins.
So far as. is known no earthquake
has affected Barcelona so gravely as
to ondanger the city previous to this
year, .-1.   .*
Black
(lowing Tobacco
The big black plug.
.2268l
CanatiIan Pacific Ry.
Are you contemplating'a, trip to '
The Orient -
BRITISH UNIONS
IN FAVOR OF IT
Socialism Embraced by
Big Majority-Against
Tariff Reform
Commisrctt at Calgury, nud (IIncuhhIoiih
on terminal olovntors at Vancouver,
amontlini'Ma (o the .Maiiifolm drain
Ail litui limpr-ruim Ac.. ,m'1 line i.is-
trlbutlor, of cars during car shortages.
Mr. Harcourt in nn Interview, snld thnt
before any advantages could accrue
from western route, terminal elovnuirs
would be installed nt Vancouver.
There wns now an advantage of
12 ((••nm pur .-umln-d on tlm w«:»i»-ni
route over the lakes route, but that 12
-.t-i.u wiu ubuuilmd by tlm cum uf
banning grain by huiui at Cslgary,--
which it compulsory with (train shipped west. With terminal elevators
and modern bag-tin*-; machinery, thla
«»« would b* r#duc«*d to »$ cmte. itiv*
Canada In tier effort to timet the. nn*j
tlon's share of reHponBlhlllty In thc |
world problem of missions will bo*
..i.utie.l \f) nil v in imi mn liniuiun.
Tho theme of tho conference will be
"C'niiadu'B 'National MlBslonnry Problem," wllh Bimh mib-dlvlsIoiiB ns follows:
The relation of tlio Ministry to n
Mluslonnry church, ,j
The Victorious I-rottreu of Mla.v
Ions,
Thc place of fhi* church In thc making of tho -nation.
The Stewardship of Lifo.
Ifow to lead the church to lis Illxh*
ear. Missionary KtTlcleney,
The coiiKrem hat been described ai
Ing a distinct advantapt» of 6   cents J unlqiie, broad, far reaching and epoch
to termer* shipping over th* W4**t«rn > inarklna.
PORTSMOUTH, .Inn. 29—At the labor cnngreRs ns tho result of n plebiscite among the unions a resolution
endorsing SooinllHm was declared car*
lied by ,1(12,000 to 111.1,000 votoB, A
resolution to prevent labor members
nppenrfng on tlio sumo platform to
support nny meiisnro, with mombors
of n capitalist party wiih declared relucted by 788,000 lo 113,000. Tho congress noxt dofilntwl for n souulnr' no*
Intlnii of tlm oduciitlonnl question.
Tariff reform was doiiotiiiecil uu no
cure for the Inch of employment.
IlaniHiiy McDonald, declaring thnt
thn tariff rnformorg snld they wanted
a broader IuisIb of taxation, said tho
1-uhIk indicated wero the bnel<n of iho
peoplo.
A full roport of tho opoooh of W. lt.
Trot ior, rupieseiitivtlvo of* tlio' Canadian trillion congnssH to tho convontlon
yesterday was not nvnllablo, but. he
.ai.vly -...i.* I-I-.1 the P-MvnHivr* «fwy
nud In addition to what ban already
beon cnblod, declared that the man
who would attempt to christianize tho
i'lilvntlan army headquarters would
lmvo u vory difficult Job, Thoro are
".."00 unemployed whltos In Vancouvor
Via   il.vr   IKf-MM'tV   iiliiC,   «.Ua*   uai^      ~'£;:**'.*
state of things existed at Montreal nnd
Toronto also. Ho said the Salvation
Army's attempt to cmmlgrntp thousands made tho army tho procurrUor
nonnral for tho supply of cheap labor
fnr international capital.
The executive of the labor cnnttrtttn
was nuthorliod to nscortaln whothor
the intior nnd oorlallst organizations
throughout tho empire favor holding
nn nll-initUh labor conference In the
year WO,
Taken on the whole tho resolutions
of the congress show an Increased do*
*lre that the p*rty should devoid It-
•*.*-lf lo ll.<» wfjtt*. of dattttlajd roform.
ASLEEP IN
THE DEEP
MELBOURNE, Fob. 1,—The British
Btonmer Clan Ranald is n total wreck
noar Edltliburg and the cnptnin mid
•10 of. tho crow most of whom woro
Asiatics woro drowned. The vosboI
was drifting nshoro last night but sho
sank boforo boats could roach hor; 18
members of the crow inculdlng 12
eoollos woro picked up,
Tho Clan Ranald was Btruck by a
heavy son yostordny aftornoon nnd
rondorod unmanageable. Aftor being  driven nshoro she turned turtlo,
DO NOT PAY
To the Sufferers ofthe Fernie Plre on
Aug. 1st. 1008..
Greetings;
I desire to call your nttoutlon to
lho nucesslty or somo dofinlto plati
bolng adopted for a final disposition
of tho funds so gonorously contribute
fi\ townrdo your n«Hl«tnn(>n.
You aro nwaro that  a substnntlnl
•mm will ho loft over nftor nil accounts
aro paid in addition to what hns boon
•Ivonced for tho purclinBO ot lumber
and building materials.
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.BANKHEAD, No. 29:.James Fisher
BELLEVUE, No.    431. Fred Chap-
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CANMORE, No. Vi81: A. J. McKinnon. . ■ . .=..•       -   . . .   7'
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DIAMOND CITY, No.- 2587: George
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FRANK; No. 1263:   Walter "Wrlg*
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HILLCREST, No. 1085; Harry Poo*
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LETHBRIDGE, No.     574:  Charles
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LILLE, No. 1233: J. T. Griffith,
LUNDBRECK, No/    2275 — J. D.
Smith.   ',
MICHEL',' No. 2334:   Charlos   Garner.
MAPLE LEAF, No, 2829: H. Blake.
MERRITT, No. 2027: ThomnB Cnl*
vort.
METFORD, No. 2098: John Curran.
ROYAL COLLIERIES, No. 2580; T,
Dupon, Dox 400, Lethbridge,
ROCHE PERCEE (8ask) No. 2672:
Lnchlnn McQuarrlo.
TABER, No. 102: Joshua Crnlg.
TAQER, No, 19B9! Wm. Whito.
TAYLORTON,  (8sik.) No. 2(148:—-
Lachlan McQuarrlo.
TAYLORTON,  (8aik.) No. 2610:-*-
Job. Twist.
TA8KER, N. D„ No. 2803;— J. E,
Lansboiry.
WOODPECKER, No. 2200: William
Lowe,
COLD   FOR   PITTSBURG
PITTSnURG, Fob. 1—Tho coldest
woathor of tho sonson won oxporlenc*
ed horo to-day whon tho thormotnoter
rcglutorod 0 degrees below **oio. A
light snow Ib falling nnd the mercury
!*■* r!olii|»
mm
Many Sleepless Night Owlno, to a Per*
■latent Cough, Relief Pound at Lj»t
been adopted and submitted to you for
your approval as to what would be
dono with the monoy whon repaid to
tho fund. Therefore-1 roipectfully
advise and request, that no repay*
ment of any loan for lumber nnd build*
Ing matorlals bo made by anyono until
such time as some definite plan Is adopted and aubmlttod to all fire tuff*
orers for their approval and consent.
Wishing you till the compliments of
the ae*r--«n,
*our friend and well wisher,
Pt hi. Shernttr
"For sovornl wlntora past my wlfo
hnn boon troubled "with a most, perils*
tont and disagreeable cough which In*
variably oxtonded ovor a period of several wookB and caused hor many sloop-
loss nliihta," writes Will J. Hayner,
editor'Of tlio Hurley, Colo., Bulletin.
"Various remedies , wore trlod each
year with no bonoflclnl results. In Novombor last the cough again put In an
nppo&rrinca nnd my wife acting on the
suggestion of a trlond, purchased a
botlo of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy.
Tho reoult was Indeed marvellous, Aftor throo dosos the cough entirely die
apponrod and has not manifested itself since." This remedy is for tale
hy all rlnigtrlttt.
DR. WRIGLESWORTH,  D. D. S.
DENTIST.
Now,   doing business at. the Johnson-
Faujfeaer Blocfc***"5:* vOfflce ** hours 9-12.30
1.30-6.,,.'. ..-■£.. 7|7, ,-'*;;.  ; *,
Fernie*
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W. R. Ross K.C.     J.S.T. Alexander.
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Barristers and'Solicitors.'
Fernie, B. C. Canada.
L. P. ECK8TEIN.
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR.
FERNIE, B. C.
F. C. Lawe     , ,        . Alex. I. fisher
lawe & fisher
attorneys' ...
Fernie, B. C.
'■'• 'H. W.  HERCHMER
1   BARRISTER, SOLICITOR.
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Fernie B. C.    ..
W. A. CONNELL
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o  ESTIMATES FURNISHED
WHO SAID FIRE ?
We did.   We are firing away at the
'*•...■ old- business *-■       ' ,?'
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NOTICE
In tho ninttor of nn nppllcntlon for
the issuo of a duplicato CortlflcaUi oC
Titlo for Lot 018, Group Ono, Kooton-
,,.   TM,..,.(„»
a*J     «-4,.4«« .a, a,
NOTICE Is horeby given thnt It la
my Intention to Issue nt tho oxplratlon
of one month after tho first publication hereof a duplicato of tho Certificate of Title to tbo above montlonod
Lot In the name of Charles P. Hill,
whloh certificate of titlo Is datod tbo
Itttb day of April 1898, mul .lumbered
716K.
H. F. MacLEOD.
District Reglatrar
ijitiA Registry Office
Nelson, D. C.
January 18, 1009.
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BOO EDWARD8 AT OTTAWA
OTTAWA, Fob. 2-n. 0. Kdwards,
u-iiux of. ilia* Cul^m) U>u O^ciui, U
In tho city, Tho object of his visit to
tho capital Is to havo his publication
reinstated In tho Canadian malls, Mr.
Edwards had an Intorvlow with Hon.
Rodolph Lomlmix, postmaster gonoral,
and B. H, Laschlngor, his deputy who
Is acting tn tho absence of D, Coulter,
Mr. Edwards mado a verbal application for tho uso of tho malls nnd later
put this application into writing, *
Tho application is now bolng considered by the postmaster general and ho
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known ln tho courso of tbo noxt few
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.BY MRSi/C..N....WILLIAMSON., ■■■•• ";-:
Authoress of "The Princess Passes," "The Lightning j
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delivered to all
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money •bonusesj*rprivilegea'''bE * other,
assistance in;■ aid of -the-.construction
of the Company's undertaing with power to use, own and operate, water
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connect and enter into traffic or oth*
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Dated, this thirtieth < day of December, A. D. 1908,.'M; ,-,   ; .   •'■'
Wilson, 8erikler &' Bloomfleld. .
Solicitors for tho Applicants,
„  ..",-,,• -!.<•■                    • *.'.-.    '21-6t
self; and remembered how the head
ofthe strange old carved bed in ihe
alcove had seemed - to -be set - in tne
wall. **,-•.
"ihai-was'the secret ol it/' she
thought..."It was made.for a murder
trap in' the old, bid days when people
used often to get rid of their guest*
in the night, and no one outside ever,
ever knew what had become, oi them."
The girl stood- still for a moment,
vividly recalling the. sounds whlelj
had robbed her, ol rest,.at she lay in
that curious,' carved bed In the alcove of the tower room, If she wett)
right in her guess, she must b«, now
in some secret passage just behind
the wall;,and if the*footstep* she had
heard there were, made by human beings, not ghosts, those human beings
must have found their way ln through
some hidden entrance.   '
ElBpeth would have given anything
now for a match, even a- single
match; but it was useless to wish, and
she began to-feel,along the.surfaoo
eft wood for Bometahlng:like a spring.
She oould dieeovei nothing,'ana, giving up hope at last, she groped farther on, until to her delight she camo
upon a steep, nare-ow stairway. It also was oovered with some-.tbiek, soft
material, as if * tc deaden the sound
of footsteps, but here- and there a
board creaked; and the girl fancied
that the noise was like some Bhe hod
heard, lying in bed.- to- -the tower
room. ,      ,- ,' ',-;'   '?•-'.*. ■-.-
•The stairway was: so •'exceedingly
steep as to resemble a ladder,'.and tha
girl counted thirty steps'-before she
, reached the top. *\bov6 was a floor!of
wood, which she ..ested. with her hand
before'trusting hor'feet"upon it'/-*' *
She imagined now that she must be
in the-room above a the' one she had
occupied in the tower; and as she had
been told that,,it was in,a ruinous
oondition;'she stopped carefully: but
she found no sign of loose debris aa
she ■ moved cautiously along literally
inch by inch; and.it occurred.to her
that the stairway she had seen bricked up had-probably beenamade a no-
thoroughfare foi eome other,. reason
than toe one believed by Mrs.'War-*
den, the housekeeper. '      ;••'*-
there was no time to speculate upon
that-now;." but Elspeth could'not help
recalling the night when the bloodied ydrppis-,- had; rained , through ihe
craclts. between the oak-rafters-in her
room. Now she was in the abyle oi
..mystery, yelL she' 'could guess as ''.*•>
.tie at-'-'the' explanation * as'on that
night- when 'she had-"started ''at the
railing rubies as though unable to
-believe hera'eyes.''    •■ '■•'' .■■'■'>'"''
As she moved slowly, along-.'she
:'stretched -out her arms, $ trying' .'o
. touch, the. wall, as she had, before,
^when_3uddehly^she^.stum_bled__^y_er_
^rnething'.which: lay: at'her feet1-
something soft and heavy, oyer which
'she would have fallen if'she had not
on tiie inside, which oiie slipped back,
Then, she-was in\the landing which
led to the tower stairway, and there
the air was still thick and acrid with
smoke.
It was her one" way down toward
safety, but. she took it with* fear and
trembiing, realizing fully that she was
far from being out of danger yet,
CHAPTER .XV.   '        ;'   .
A plan,was growing in Elspeth's
brain as she groped her way down
the stairs, usually' lighted throughout
the night, but in black darkness now.
"If I-come sately through this,"
she promised herself, "the whole mystery of the house-and the plots that
have been going on in it shall be un-
. ravelled before morning." '
As she descended tne two steps
which led from the tower, into the
corridor beyond her feet splashed
down upon wet carpet, as if she had
stepped into thick, damp moss. Evidently much, water had been used to
put out the fire, and the reek of smoke
was offensive still; but apart from
the acrid odor and the soaked carpet there were no other signs of the
-conflagration to be detected in the
darkness. -Whatever had happened
here was all,over,and done with long
ago.
As.-.Elspeth      flitted,     ghostr-llke,
through_.the  dark    corridor a  clock
somewhere ..struck  three.    Only   two
hours and a half since she hod left
her: room and started* out upon the
exploring expedition which had come
so near to ending in tragedy!,,
■  ,The girl could scarcely believe-that
' the clock told the truth, for it seemed
that she had lived through days and
nights of horror'since then. "Perhaps
when'the light comes I shall see that
mvhair has turned gray," she thought,
and shuddered as in spirit she touched   again the   marble   features,* the
silken hair of an unknown dead woman in the dark7 ' 7,
., It   was  so black   in  this  comdoi
now that Elspeth could not make out
the - doors  on  either  side,  but ■   she
stretched;out.her hand to touch the
first one as she passed.   It was open,
and-so was-the next.  The .doors of
the three large rooms on" either side
were  ajar,  and -it ,.was certain that
those who had occupied'.those rooms
had  been driven-out of."tneir- quarters bv.-the fire. -.Where, then, were
;•Mr.'.' K'enrith'.v .and. * Captain Oxford '■■
Upon finding-.f thein-before -it was too
late the   success   of. Elspeth's   plan
depended. .- . ,*.  ;-.    ...  .■.>•-,■,->",,•
- Once Mn  the great hall, .far from
the scene "of. disaster, the' girl began
to feel a sense: of security after deadly peril.    She"was  weak  and spent
ail"
rooms in" the corridor where, the fire
was?" asked the girl.
"Oh, miss, it was only Mr. Kenrith
nnd Captain Oxford; one of the other
four rooms was a private sitting room
and the other three haven't been occupied for two nights. ■ A family was
coming.,into them to-morrow." ,
"Where are Captain Oxford and Mr.
Kenrith, then?"
"Mr. Trowbridge, another millionaire gentleriian, like Mr, Kenrith, has
civen up. his-sitting room to them.
If was the'only room-free, and though
ihe manager would hnve' been glnd
to rive them his,;Mr. Trowbridge was
so kind that they took his offer, and
are' sharing the' room for the rest of
the nirht. I don't just know what
they will do afterwards, because the
rooms,in the burnt corridor are damaged with water, and it' will be days
before they can be;.made right. In
what part of the house are you, living, miss, if I might make bold, to
a.Sk." -       * *
"Th*-, west»wing,"„Elspeth answered
mechanically, all her hopes,,.dashed
by what she had just heard. Her
plan had been to find John Kenrith,
take him into her confidence, and
ask for his advice and help. But he
was in the one room of the house
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recovered' her , balance with a quick
backward step.'■■,''-      .'•■'■■>. ,  .:. ;
In the excitement of discovery and
progress Elspeth had almost forgot-
ten her fear, but now it returned' up-
(on( her, -like, a, cold, pyemholming
'wave.'-., ';/7' ■'';.i * I'-'-'ty- • '.,>/,-*■, .*
"What'was" tlnY soft, heavy' bundle
on the floor of the hidden room in
the tower? She hardly dared stoop
to , touch, it with her hand, which
grew ice-cold with, fear of the coming
contact-. -.Though every moment was
of the utmost importance now,-and
life or death might lie,'for, her,.in
the difference. of a: second,, she bent
down with slow reluctance. -Her grop-
ing. fingers, touched something smooth
and silky,,like a woman's hair, and
her impulse was to spring up, with
a shriek. But she" forced the cry
back, and'instead of drawing'away
her hand, she psssod Hover the'silky
surface once agnin, '"'     ,
Thero was no doubt this time. She
was touching n woman's hair, hair
elaborately drosped in thick wavos
and coils. Still compelling herself
to do a thing against which ner, flesh
and blood rebelled, she touched a
faco so cold that It might have been
carvod in stone; then, when hor
trembling flngerB had outlined thojpij,.
turos, wandered to a .marbleTthroat
land motionless, broost. olqthed in Bilk,-
she yielded at last to her Impulse
and shrunk buck, Bick  with horror
3\ th,<-*/..,£hing sho had found in tho
arknoM,-■"'■ ■**—
Who'was it who lny thoro, dondF
Who was tho porpetrator, who tho
viotim, of this orlmo—since crime, It
must suroly boF Elspoth oould not
gueosi riolthor nerves nor brain woro
in a.oondition to mako guosoee. and
hor ono tttought was now to eacapo
from this horrible plaoft-whorovei it
might bo.
She groped lor the opening at tho
hoad of tho stairs, and lound It again,
risking a fall by almost running down
tho stoop stops 1 and thankiul as sho
had folt a fow minutos since, to reach
tho top sho was a ■ hundredfold mow
thankful to bo nt tho bottom again.
Onoo mora sho soarohod with oamr
flngors for soma spring on tha \rido
Snol of wood whleh she took to bo
3 bnok of tlio movable bed; but ending nothing, she movod on until she
oamo at last upon nnotlior iroo*:lon
panel, Thoro nno did find a knob
of motal. and pro-suing it tho panel
slippod silently, smoothly away from
undor her hand, Inst-ond, an open
spnoe was loft, through which hor
body oould pans, and Elspoth flung
horsolf into tho aporaturo with* a fay*
ous aonsation of being snvod,
Por an Wotant sho stood bowlKlor'
od, but tho faint light which took
tho plaoo oi blaoknoBS sbomod brighter than lt rcnlly wn?, t« «*:"*•• eccxtn.
tomod to tho dark, Dimly sho coy Id
soo shapes sho soon maiio out to (M
chairs and tables. Sho was in a iur-
nishod room, with unourtainixl windows that woro squaros of starlit sky.
"The ,tower roomi". she said to .hor-
noli, ft* tho familiarity of tlio Bur-
roiitiiiiiigs iiiiprai*M>d ll.umioelvai'a. upua
her mind.
"The towor roomi Andl must hiwo
come In by tho ontmnoo through
which tho ghostr-or man-appeated
the other night. That ia why no vanished so quickly nnd so illontly. Ho
oamo through n seorot door, nnd went
brink by tho same way."        ,   ,
Rlspeth waited only loner eriough to
close Uic dooi (which ohut by a opHng,
ns it had opened), mado suro -with
nn exploring finger that she oould
find the spring njain, if nood w*.
nnd thon she fled to tho door whloh
wit* the knr-wn entrance to tlie room.
She had fenred to find It leekt.1,
and 10 It was, but ouly by a bolt
:ansr_aii~sne  ...
that 'was physical in her longed for
rest. ,l:She yearned to .escap-e to-her
own room, lock, the door,; fling .herself down-on the bed, and rest, there
safely, till moniing,..thanking Heaven,
for-rescuing herefrom a terrible fate.
But she had work to do Btill, and in
spirit she was ready, though'her body
shrank from further ordeals.' . * * ,.
There was'very little smell of burn-
ing: in the great hall, and one or two
jets of gas, turned low, faintly- illumined the . place.... Elspeth. found an
electric bell, which summoned waiters', by day, or a night portor, if ne-
ceBBary, in the dark hours, and very
quickly the summons was answered,by
a man who showed his surprise at
sight of-a young'girl alone at this
timo in this place. ,       ■    '
Elspoth, who kept early hours, had
never before encountered a night porter in the-hotel, .and her faoe was
aB strange to him as' his to her. , If
lie took her for one of the guests.there
The gtri' stood .stilt for a moment.
possible for her to get at' him and
still carry out the plan she had proposed to herself.
Besides, it seemed ominous to her
that Mr. Kenrith and Captain Oxford
should be in a room-.offered.to them
by Trowbridge. She did not believe
that such an offer would have been
made except for a "reason of which
she trembled to think. ' "
. ' Her brain worked rapidly. She asked herself what she - could do, and
realised that, if anything,at all were
to be,done it must be done quickly:
■She took from-her packet the purse
which held- all * she had. in the worldf-
a very-, modest sum.  ."
'.'This.. is   for. , the trouble , I . have.
Jmi\rl(>_ynn;"-Bhe_said._giv.iiig^.the_man
half a "crown, "and"r-hplding up half
,11 a
Andy   Hamilton.
Tinsmith and Plumber
We. can furnish you with estimates in
anything in our line
GREAT MEN WHO
HAVE PROVED ZAM-BUK
Scientist, Analyst,    Magistrate,    and
War Correspondent all Testify.
.Men and women great In point   of
knowledge,-poison,andTexperience._sax
   . ..       . that .Zam-Buk stands superior to; all
a sovereign—"thu will be for you if  other heailng substances;,-   Read the
waB no reason why she should go out
of her way to disabuse, his mind of
that impression.   *'
"Did you ring,. missr tho man
asked, peering at her' through the
dimness. '  .* *.
"Yes. Thoro has been a groat disturbance in the house, hasn't there?"
Elspeth asked.   ,-<     •• ■ .       -
•"uoar'mo, yes, miss,. That was the
flro. But it's all out and ovor. ncrw,
it must bo nearly two,hours a«o. .
'* "Was nobody injured?" • ".■
' "One ' gentleman * had his handB
burned saving another; Mr. Konrith.
Porhaps you know'him, miss.*'
"A littlo. Was ho trying to savo
his friend, Captain Oxford!"1'
"Yes, mlflB, that was how it was.
Ho was out ol his room at tho timo,
it sooma with Lord Loohrnin,. I bollovo, who had sent for him on busi-
noBB-at loast, that's tho story I was
told by somo one; but ho hoard
Horonms, in a voloo ho thought ho
know, ond would go to find out what
was tho matter, though Wb lordship
hoard nothing, nnd wouldn't allow
that anything wns wrong, The quoor
part Is that nobody could find any
ono who had soroamod, though soy-
oral persons who hail gono to thoir
rooms thought thoy hoard a woman
Hhriok, nnd thoy say now It must
havo boen tho Whito Lndy of tho Ivy
Towor, who gavo tho warning, just
iu sho usod to do, only in tho old
davs it wns whon any momlior of tho
fnmlly was in dancer thnt sho would
apponr, ,
'•Tho Whito LiidyP"
"Oh, tho White Lady in a well-
known ghost in tho Loohrnin family,
miHS-tho old family Unit usod lo Ilvo
hero, you know, boloro tho ciiHtlo was
turned Into n hotol, I novor much
bollovod in thnt old story, or any
of tho othor fonriiomo ones that nro
told about tho plow until to-night.
Mow. T onn't deny that tboi-e noronms
in a woman's voice, and nu woiinm
I,* bo ecuit, Sia-m i-wie n Jong wny lo
converting mo. Why I board thorn
mysolf, though I will say 1 .didn't
know whoro thoy camo from until tho
alarm of firo in tho corridor Hint booh
to tho Ivy Tower,   tt was Mr. Knn-
,1,1,       yt..j     '-"-J*      •l'''.""      fl!*."*       1r>l]      nl\X'flli
'     ""from bolng burnt up in
as ho would hnvo boon.
can get a message,"* which I will give  „_,_<„„■„
you; to Mr.-'Kenrith,* without any one  °PinionB
else, guessing from whom. it comes.
I should like to write"a.'note-^-just" a
word.or two!"  ''''",*
"I'll   turn  up'one  of. the  lights,
miss,"  said' the  night! porter, "and
'you know 'thereV paper  and  envelopes on all the tables'here in ,the
hall."'*     ■*  ,   ■• ■;-" >   -
Elspeth. sat down at a Bmall table
in a corner and wrote hurriedly. rI
must see you for, a moment on o'
matter of life and death. Don't contradict anything the bearer says, but
comes quickly. Do not eat or drink
anything that may be given you in
the room where you are, and do not
let Captain Oxford do so, either. ThiB
is important, Any excuse.to refuse."
, .In a moment the note, was finished,
■arid, instead of putting,it in an envelope, Elspoth twisted tho half-shoot
she nnd chosen into a tiny wisp. "Go
to the door' of Mr. Trowbridge's sitting-room," she snid, "and.unloBB Mr,
Kenrith and Captain Oxford are alone
together, or unless you aro sure you
oan do it unseen, don't givo this letter. If you can manage in no othor
way say merely that it has boon found
that something in Mr. Kenrith's own
room heeds his attention and muun't
wait,' Then, whon you have got Mm
outjidQ.thp door, hftad.him.:h'AJir?H*
and ask him to -road it at onoo. Whon
he has stopped to do so, probably he
will go baok for a minuto to sponk
to Captain Oxford; but in any caso
I will bo waiting horo in tho hall.
Whon you como back with Mr. Kenrith I'll give you half tho sovereign."
"Thank you, miss, vory kindly,"
said tho mnn. "I wish I could earn
aa much, only half as easily, even'
night. You oan depend on mo. Shall
I loavo tho light turned up?"
"No, no. thank you," Baid Elspoth
hastily. "I'd rathor sit in tho dark."
Hor brnln hnd noted qulokly, and
sho hnd told horsolf that, In caso her
plans -want wrong, It would bo woll
(or hor not to bo soon in tho hall by
any other oyos than thoso of Mr,
Konrith.
Upstairs, Trowbridge was lingering
in his own sitting room, chatting with
tho two mon to whom ho had lont it.
Ho oxcuRcd himsolf for romnining by
snylng thnt ovory ono in tho Iiouho wns
fnr too oxclted to flloop, Thoy talkod
over various famous fires, nnd nt lnut
Trowhrldgo said, '%>w when you
two follows have had n parting driuk
with mo I'll nny go-d-nipht nnd go
off to my own hod, Uy J ovo, I never
thought those 'ninrt*r» could have
look ho ponifortnliln, Thnt cot and
tho big sofn nro quite inviting. I
onlv hopo, Mr. Kenrith, Hint tho Tiiiln
of vour burns won't keop you awake.'
Konrith mulled. "If it doos, I shnirl
lone ninny hour**' sl*-"-'P.   It'» nonrly
!"., ••-•■-'."
"Hy Jovn. I'vo kopt you up too
loim," uxcliuiuu<i ,'iio,sliiiiii*u. "Wr
tiii'.u for whlhlu-y i.nd {fooil-nlght."
Ho went to a i-iiuill tnblo, whor*'
Ktool n TnntiiliiK, n coiiplu of Myphoi
lip'l     llOU | O    'jll'la'll'-
"Don't  ■i" 'I'l"   'liinik you. iw h
of the following' eminent
men:" '' '.'" ""' ," , " '- ; *• ' -
—Mr,:C.*B! Stanford of Weston;-Kings
Co., N. S.,* a magistrate,- a' school
commissioner, and Baptist deacon,
says: "Zam-Buk cured- me of eczema
on'my ankle, which had defied every
other remedy during twenty years. It
also cured me, of piles; and I take
pleasure ln recommending it to my
fellow-men,"
Mr. Frank Scudamore, the famous
war correspondent, who has . gone
through twenty nine " battles, and
whose dispatches during the Boer war
weer so eagerly read "from coast to
const in Canada, says: "Owing to thc
poisonous dye from an undergarment
penetrating a slight scratch, my logs
broke' out In ulcers. At ono timo I
hnd seventeen deep holes In' my left
leg, into'each of which I could put my
thumb; and had fourteen similar ul-
cerB on my right leg, Remedy aftor
remedy frilled to heal those and I wns
woll high worn out with pnln and lack
of sloop, Zam-Buk wns Introduced,
and I am glad to say that lt gavo mo
spoody relief. A few weeks ti'ootmo*it
resulted In a perfect euro of'all the
Ulcers." '      ,
' Dr. Andrew Wilson, whoso reputation aa a scientist is world wido, In a
book recently published ("Homely
Talks on First Aid") says: "Zam-Biik
may bo relied upon as nn antiseptic
drosslng which requires no propnrnt*
Ion, and hns tho particular advantage
ot possessing unlquo healing powor
and proportloB," ■•
Mr. W. LiiscolloB-Scott, the famous
annlyst to tho Iloyal Commission for
certifying tho ontlro purity of Znm*
Buk, It Ib of great healing powor for
opon wounds or Injuries,"
So ono could go on quoting authority after authority, all of tho opinion,
basod on porBonal tents tliut, Zum-Biik
should ho In ovory home, Znm-Buk
Is a Biiro euro for cuts, bums,
scratches, cold sorus, chnpiu'd ImiulH,
ulcers, scalp sores, ringworm, blood
poisoning and ooxomn, It Ih nlso usod
oxtbiislvoly for piles, for which It In
without equnl. All druggists and nil
mores sell at, SOc a box, ;i for <r1,*J.ri;
or post froo from Znni-lluk Co., Toronto, for prlot*. You nro wiirnoil ngnlnst
harmful Imitations,
IS A MASON
ON SIGHT
Honor is Seldom Confer-
^ red--TafrDpdges^"
Mason's Goat  ,
,' CINCINNATI, Feb. 2—The grandmaster of Ohio Masons, Charles S.
Hosklnspn, of Zariesville"has tendered
to William Howard Taft the raic and
high honor of being mido a Mason
at sight. '    '■
• Judge Taft has accepted and will
return to Cincinnati - shortly, when
the grand master will convene a distinguished company of Masons ln the
Scottish Rite cathedral and exorcise
the high prerogative which belongs to
a grand master of MasonB,
This honor is bo rarely conferred
that there Ib but n single Instance of
It on record in tho one hundred years
history of Masonry in Ohio, when ln
1802 tho Hon. Asa Bushnell, Spring*
Hold was mado a Mason at sight,
ln addition to prominent Ohio Masons invitations will bo sent to tho
grand masters of all the other statos
in tho Union.
NOTICE
COLONIST  EXPLAIN8
NOTICE Is horoby given that application will bo mndo to tho parliament of Canada at tho present session
thbroof for nn Act incorporating u
compnii)- under the name of the Koo-
toiiny and Alborta Railway company,
with powor In hclmlf of tho company
to:
1. Construct, equip, maintain and
oporato ii lino or linos of rnllwny (a)
From n point on tho Crow'B Nost
branch of tho Canadian I'ncifli: Rail*,
way botwoon Cowley und Pincher
Crook, stations In tho province of Al*
burin, thonco In a southerly direction
passing through Jluavor Vulioy to tlio
North Kootonay 1'iibh, thonco In a
southerly direct Ion down lint*. Vullcy
of the FlnthoiK. rivor, In tho province
of Mrltlsh Columbia, to lho Inmrnnt*
ioiiiil boundary, lb) From, iit or n<-.ir
tho aforesaid point on tlm Crow's Nost
Branch of tho Canadian I'nclflc Hallway, thonco in n southerly direction,
pfiHHliiK nt or ni'iir tlio town of Pincher
HUtllU*
hin  friend
his  sleop,  ... .
probably, since it *wns in Captain Ox
ford's room tho flro startod.'
"Whnt caused It?" tho girl asked
In a hushed voloo,
"It might havo,boon a lighted cigarette ond, or t-.'-iiiuthing of tho sort;
nobody knows, but Cnptain Oxford ad*
mita smoking in his room, It's fltrango
you should only just have yot word of
tho groat exeftetnont in tho house,
mitt, for every!"*dly else nearly was
up and has gono off to rest again now.
Is thero anything I ean do lor your"
"What beeama ol the people who
were obliged to turn   out of their
MAN80N TO OPPOSE TEMPLEMAN
VANCOUVER, Jnn. 25—Tho majority nf Pomor-Aflln fonsorvaflvos hnvo
decided upon Mr. Manson of Cumbor*
lund for iheli* Caiiiilld'.tu to oppuuc tlu*
Hon. Wm. Templemnn. ,|It ia folt
that Manson would win as ho ia a ro*
sldent ofth* constituency while Tom-
pieman Is regardca as bolng an intruder.
.. . Crook thrum*)!  thu  Fislihoiini
VICTORIA. Jan. 30—Tho   Colonist  |||(,nli thni|1(.h „|U ,Jl00l-, lBlnw,    Ue.
HtntoH Mils morning regarding    Mr. Iw-rvi-. down tho Milk Illver Valloy to
Borden's telegram:  "Wo find on lii-jllui liitoriiiUlonnl boundary at or iii'iir
vostlgntlon thnt Mr. Ilordon'i ielo.|W«»' u-* A tnfiUi Ul. i,v.l,,u
gram of October *jtl was tako.. from ^ «« ">', ^ t\° <;roHrt»« "' l \°
fl ".|.«.,.ph rdltor's desk shortly (xt- )^u^ '««'>■ "' ih«» provliicn of AI-
ur it wis eeelvcl and was i.over n*- 'w«n. «"*!«» In ,? "ol» »'r,yI l U fcl "'
turned ,o the Colonist office.     It wns J- "^^^ X Z
transcription of tho report'1 from tl.o '»io  Valley of■ Uo. Cre.k to Cards,
notes nionilonod wns taken to    thu t0,',         ,
rrsasa*'1 for n,°,,mi,,,K,! ^x^x\::xs^
Wo cannot oxci.se ourselves for l.o* Kononi.lnK oloctrlcl.y for.•»> Fl»
lnK »x, rvLi In allowing the uU-gr.™ ««.« rommmln ly d,n ng ,.. th.^ »nn o.
to be publUbcd In this matter. Woi y Construd, eo.it.ol i 1 opvrnto
■ihould have sntlnflod onrsM.-a of ^'t-loui-nph and .elophonc lln-a.
bona lidos by going to tho C, P, 11. *■ ""'•* '»'« »^''"»""«« w»'» ««"
tolograph offlco and In tl.o absence of | «r Hallway compnnlos.
tho original secured n certified copy, i SMITH & JOHNSTON
Wc would thon havo dlsrovori-d   lho Solicitors for tho ApplUants
rogroitablo alteration and put It rlgtt Dated nt Ottawa this 25th dny of
at onco." I January ItiOJ
mm
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THE DISTRICT LEDGER. FERNIE,  B.C. FEBRUARY 6 19-39
LOCALS
I
7..      CP. R. TIME TABLE
'
No. 8 I Iyer Eastbound ......
...24.18
No. 7 Flyer Westbound ......
.. 'l.SB
No! 214 Eastbound Regular ..
.. 18.25
No/213 Westbound Regular ..
..    9.46
No. 236 Eastbound lst class
.."' 9.00
No. 235 Westbound, lst class
'                                                                               1   <"■
..20.16
ki         G. N. TIME TABLE
-
No: 252
No. 251
12.40 ajiiV    '   FERNIE
4.00 p.m
12.58'    ,.          HOSMER
3.40
1.10                    OLSON
3.27
.1.35    ,      ' ■      MICHEL
     *«n
3.05
TO RENT—Furnished rooms with
bath at Howland avenue, opposite the
Baptist church. ....
WANTED—Partner in good paying
buisness, with five hundred dollars ca
pital; apply post office box 238.
LOT FOR SALE—Lot 13 block 2,
Hosmer, apply A. J. Smith, Coal
Creek.  ■        "
Lady operator wanted for telephone.
Apply by letter to box 30G.
Don't forget, the carnival next Tuesday night.,   .
C. Leblanc and wife of Frank were
in town" Friday.
Jim Burrows was In town'fiom Cole-
mon on Tuesday last.   „
Mr. and Mrs.- *Foraterv-of Sparwood
•were in town oh Tuesday. ••**,
For fresh and best sausages go to
Fernie Meat Market.
Miss E. Biggs.was at Frank' on"
Thursday playing at a dance.
Miss J. Winters of Toronto .has
been visiting in Fernie this week.
Just.arrived, a few dozen of live
chickens atjhe Fernie MeatJvlarkei.'
Pat" Miller's orchestra.-jsupplled ."the
music at the ball at Hosmer this week.
The Bank of Commerce .opened the
doors of their'new premises on Monday.
.An. important .meeting,.of,the local
Order of Eagles was held, last evening.
Mr. Perry, general station superintendent ofthe G'.'N., was in Fernie on
Friday.
Noel Piola, an Italian, was injured
by a fall at No. 5 mine on Thursday
night.
Patronize Fernie Meat Market and
save your money. '
' Messrs. Plunkett and Savage have
occupied a portion of the new Henderson block..     *■*■.. .
Mr. Thomas .Chippendale was, in
Calgary for a few days this week on
.business. ,'„
j.. For fresh killed chickens go to Fer-
nit Meat Market;-
W. R. Smith,- superintendent of the
Great Northern railway was in town
Thursday.    ,'     . .,,■-*.,   .,*-. -', **. x
 C_._Biirgess. accountant of the North
Star Lumber company ,at Elko was "in
town Monday.-   ■   " ,       t .  T„
Valentine Post Cards at Bleasdell's
Palace Drug'Store.'  ' 7;- .   ,
School will re-open on Monday, the
15th in the building lately occupied by
the .Home bank. \ . ( ^   _lt , (...,.   v,
Mrs. Cook, who has been with the
Free Press for some time, left for the
East this-week.
St. Valentine's Headquarters is at
Suddaby's drug and book.store.
Dr. Corson has been-sick with pleurisy since last week. Ho was out 011
Thursday for the first time since his
illness.
A very large crowd went down to
Hosmer on Wednesday and report a
most enjoyable time at tho masquerade.
Mr. Thomas Biggs and Mr. Lyons
wore In Lethbridge this week nt tho
convention of district No. 18 U. M.
W. of A.
80ME "GOO8E-P0WER."
We stopped our big web presB this
morning ns tho counter pointed to tho
5001 mark to mnko the following comment b nbout tho slush in this week's
Free Press. More nnon.    •
Dnnco you beggars, danco!     If you
don't dance now you Biire will whon
the porcupine now bungling tho affairs
of an already buiigled-np shoot shoots
his llttlu cpillls,at you, ■ According to
his own'statement ho Is now whottlng
up his shining knife, to make sausnge
out of sovornl of our cltlzoiiB.   Lot's
hoc, this whottlng up a knlfo reminds
us of ono callod Shylock Immortalized
by tho great ShakeBpearo.   But   Shy-
lock "got hia" and history often repeats Itself.   lint say, Mr.. It's going to
be llorco.    This solf-nppolnted hoads*
mnn is going to have tho Imttlo   ot
Waterloo ropua.od right horo In   tho
Htroots of Fertile; tho massacre of St,
Tiartholomow will look llko a potato
race at a Sunday school picnic, and
tho cliargo of llio Six Hundred   will
ho iih tnmo nH the subscription list, nf
tho Free Pross.     Wha*a*a*t*t*8   this
nlioiit llio (iohlon Rule! fliippoiii' that
wiih   what   mndo   thorn   disembowel
thoniholvoH In nttii-'klng Mr. Wlldo,   a
ROfitloiiinn who onjoys moio nwpi-ct in
ono Hhort minute In UiIh community
than th*- apologl/lm.- n-mporary ''dilor
of tlio Froo Pross rrmld hopo for In 11
HfVi time.    Tlm big K-archllght is going to bo haulod up ilonn to tlio lop
of tliolr masslsvo     ImlldliiK, und tho
, black spotH on ovory dogenm-nto   in
U. C, am going to bo miulo io look
llko wuhIi tubs.   Our cdvloo to tho F.
I', bum., in io may m-rnH'.i*, in   hi«-
jo-jj.     3Jj' nil));''*'. It''1 '.'"''W lo hi-   :i
hummer, so lino up nil yo dogonorntos
who got a ham sandwich and a cup of
coffee from tlm rollof rornmltteo,  and
put your crocks up on'the block.
Tho Pr-in* Proas says that noo*** pow-
ed bruins can bo bought «"it Knton'a,
and thoy know tho Intost flume on
the aforonnld commodity also, Thoy
aro an authority on Eaton's goods and
cataloguoH, bnt \VK 8PBN1> OUR
MONEY I.N* PBRNIE.
Well, Mr. Radcllffe, bring on your
ropo, don't forgot your hxi* and mom
of all that little dark lantern which In
yo.tr •!*/>•** Kfitinx lo bt* h ntHiuliUniii.
Do your dlrtiost, which in othor wonts
moans to pursno your prosont tar-tlr-*-,
and wi- ran assure you thnt wo will 1>«*
here 10 tho finish.
Patronize home industry and smoke
Crow's Nest Specials and Extras
Thomas Sorkee of Coal Creek was
operated on for appendicitis-and is
progressing satisfactorily.
The Anglican body in this city have
secured the Fernie opera house and
the usual. Sunday services are now being held there. "-,?
A complete line of Colgate's' excellent toiletarticles just received at Sud-
*- Dick-Lynn and his son Dave returned from .Auld Scotia on Friday.'
Scotland hath > no charms-.to equal
Fernie although she .has-been burned
out, says Dave. . '     c        ,
Cut flowers every Saturday at the
Palm. 	
Lena Duthie has been called the
"Quene of, Scottish song." You will
learn the reason when you hear.' her
sing Annie 4 Laurie.—Winnipeg Free
Press. . • ■■,    •
Lettuce and Celery at the Palm.
If you would hear the immortal lyrics of old Scotland and Ireland sung
as they were'meant to be sung then
hear Lena Duthie at the opera house
on Monday evening.     ,    -
Call up. Phone No. 77 for fruits and
confectionery delivered at your home.
Epworth league in the Methodist
church at 8 o'clock Monday night to
which all are invited. Mr. E. Christie
will take tbe meeting, and there will
be a solo from Mr. W. Owens.*
If your wife is angry get-her a box
of, Rochon's Chocolates—that will win
her over. ....
Our'new. No., 9 Optiitius arrived
this week and we are rushing the installation of same. When, Installed
this .will be the largest and most-up-to-
date .press this side of the coast.
The Club Cigar store always carries
tie newest and best brands of tobacco
and cigars.
Miss Gladys Hughes has been seriously 111 with-appendicitis and had,to
undergo an»op.eratt6n last week. "The
latest reports are that she is progressing, as .favorably as can be expected.
. For a"pleasan't"hour drop into Ingram's—pool, billiard or the bowling
alley,* . *.. .  ,-  * y.. .,'•
Mr. E. J. H. Stubbins, the expert
press erector from Miller & Richard's
of Winnipeg, arrived in town on Thursday morning. 'Mr. Stubbins is here
to erect our new No. 9 Optimus.
. Ingram's—yes,' that's the place for
hot or cold baths.' **     '   '"       '*
Both English.and American Billiards
at Ingram's. ',
The usual dog sleigh races were held
ori' -Saturday afternoon* and were the
best this season. A very large crowd
of spectators .turned out to/ejvJp'*-^ the
sport, and the different .events 'were
evenly-contested." Anderson's dog won.
Valentines at Palace Drug Store.
As well as~pbssessing a lyric soprano voice of wonderful sweetness and
power, Miss Duthie's talent as an entertainer' ranks' among- the" best'. Her
"Evening in Scotland and Ireland," a
performance in'- which mus'ic, -, laugh-
■ter"aiid"'soiig"'reign~supremeT-'*^—■—J-j"-
' JVrigh't^h'e Jeweler has a fine' line of
ladies Diamond rings which'he Is sell-0
ing' at great bargains, prices range
from $10 up. Store next door to Hotel
Fernie. .'     '    ' '     '    '        ' '      ' '
Nelson" defeated Moyie "at hockey
by 16 to 3. The game was unusually
rough, ho less than 17 penalties being
inflicted.,, < ..'. .., ... i ^ ...,-,. -.." ■.'■
, •, Through special inducements W. Gi
Bruce' has" succeeded in' getting the
San Francisco .Opera- Co, with 40 actors to play Fernie at 'an early date. ;
..George Burroughs of Calgary has
been appointed Chief' of City Police:
He is" a son of Erin's Isle. He was
given a good send off by.: the; "boys'.*
in Calgary and a; nice gold locket pre-"
sented'to him".
The "absolute purity and delicious
flavor, the refreshing -and" invigorating qualities of "Salada Tea" ,have
made it the daily beverage of millions
of satisfied users'."
-A.-small- fire- occurred at- D. • V."
Mott's" residence this week. The Are
originated from the' furnace pipes and
had it'not been promptly handled it
-would have led to serious* consequences: The greatest damage wasvd'one by
smoke. The' loss would amount to
over" $100. Mr .7 Mott desires to extend his thanks to the Are department
for their efficient and careful work in
e.xting'uishing the blaze and curtailing
further loss.
The, Napanee hotel is prepared to
handle' travellers and other guest's.
A fancy dress carnival will be held
in ,the rink on Tuesday evening, Feb.
9. Prizes will be given for the best
men's costume,' best lady's costume,
best-dressed school,girl and boy and
the best comic costume. 4 Mr. R.* W.
Wood will give a five dollar prize for
a two.mile race for meh' and a prize
Will also be given for a half mile race
for ladles andorie-mile-race for boys,
twelve laps to the mile.
!
I
I
H'EWfrffS-'TiOR*
, ,Witfc tap-to-date Fixtures
"f Right Prices
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Wi* 3*ii BtUMpEEX
Give us a. call
Singer Sewing Machines
7' Fernie,;B.C. ■"'■■' '
Why. be. without a Sewing Machine when you;
, ,.-.   can get one for $3.00 a month?
J. P. HODLAHAN, Agent,, opposite Goal Co.'s ofllce, Pellat Ave.
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ws Nest Tra^ing^Go.^
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.General Merchant^
"The" ■ Stored cTf %oo<i :Valuesv^
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^ictOria Ave.
a*;* -;-- , -,i-
Fernie, B-G^
FOR MINERS
Legislation of'importance,'to -those
engaged in "the coal*mining industry
was-introduced by ;J.-H. Hawthprn-
waite; Socialist member of the British
Columbia,legislature, who ^introduced
a bill to amend the Coal Mines Regulation' act, by'adding, the'.following provision to i-uje 24 of section 138 R'. S.
1897: "There shall be attached to every cage used for lowering and raising
persons in aiiy shaft a proper and automatic safety clutch,- which, will effectually prevent the , falling of ■ any
cage upon, the break'.ng of.-the rope
or the failure of. the brake to operate.
This act shall come" into force' upon
the 11th day of January, 1910."     ■
Mr. L. Morris
. Profcssiona.1 Optometrist'
*-** .-,'-j'-'":''       -•'' ■>'" J   "".' ,,        ' ===i'
(Graduate of the .Spencer Institute, New York, Div of Optics of
"jtThe Nor-Illinois College of Ophthalmology, .., •   ,. ■.
\
artd Otology*; Chicago
■ '-'.new MANAGER; '
"G.'"'L. Taschereau has taken over
the' management of the Fernie Qperd
house'and. is putting on'a'-very high
class picture show. "It is 6ne of the
best'we'have had the'pleasure of see'-'
ing/ ' "Mr: 'Taschereau has* engaged
Miller's three piece'orchestra and
that is,an attraction'that is worth the
price of admission-'alone. ' 'Anyone
who has had the pleasure of-hearing
Pat's, orchestra • concedes, it- to' be the
best'inJ the country*and patrons of the
Fernie should' show their • appreciation
of Mr; Taschereaii's endeavors to
please by attending in large numbers.
If^^^h'rbrirlf^'iruT^wifar^'bring
somebody'else's"wife.	
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''"'*."X   " •-   will'' be at      y -  ' '■ ,
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TABER--'.," nondaj* and Tuesday, Feb. 1-2
COliEMAN'-, - Saturday, February 6tli
FERNIE - Monday. and Tues., FebV 8-9
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After n'loiig-Jind.carctul study ot the Sciences, an oxperiencc o£ over 25 j;eiu*s in
Uic busiiie.fe'Vniicl (lieadqiitio'n of tl^e'newcf-t nndlicpt methods, Mr.* Morris is,
fccond'tp noiio in Cn'nrida (is a Hcfractionist. '■ "Wo ninmifncturo our own goods.
Allo'ur]crifesni'ccutondgrminda'tKeginii,.nnd.nU ordcre filled-,from there,
Favirip dcla-fta'ud'&u'aiiintccing stitifrfaction to our custoniers in Western Can-,
ada..*Koiro'U'i'rl-ow difficult j-oiii^cai-eniay be, no ina'ttc'r hov mnny others"
haveiai'.ed to nl yoli, if j*oii can be "helped -with glioses now is your oppbr.tonlty.0 '■
•V-iiy'     CHARGEts; RfASONABLX'
IN WINTER STORMS
look,, well to your feet..
The advice of doctors when
there   is an  epidemic of
* - ... g"P *s
"KEEP,;YOUR FEET DRY"
You can do this by-wear-'
ing shoes.made of good
leather' and" put together
by the best mothods. We
have .them, When you
buy a McDougall shoe you
are Insured against damp
,' ',-••;. or wet feet.  ■'*- . -
W,::r .: ;;m ;c Ho vt/^t £
i •
)'i „
— i   hr, Ti' '--im'    i.-'.T'-a, ;
..The Methodist church.choir will render an ahthein "God shall (Wipe Away
all'Tears,"'oii Sunday. ILoyers of hiusi'c
and those able tb sing hre'klndly invited'to attend and those willing to help
In'tho coming concert meet "at'the
choir practice overy Frdlay night at'8
p.m. " *     *
Ladies watches at great bargains for
to-day'only. Wright the Jeweler next
to Hotel Fernie. '   '
.The Ladies' Aid society of the Baptist church met at the home of Mrs.
Glddlngs on Wednesday afternoon to
organize for tho, season's work. Ways
and moans of aiding in the work of the
church wero discussed and tho prospects for much useful work aro most
encouraging. ,"   '   '
For a good comfortable smoke get
Oorenbecker's brands. They are
home product.
A smoking concert is to be given at
Coal Crook to-night to present a gold
watch to Mr. "j*. Spruston, Into pit
boss of No, 5 mino who has gone to
Mlchol. The presentation has boen
subscribed for by the minors and officials of No. C.
Phone 41 for the best,of meats.
Tommy Mott, "the swcot Psalmist
of Cokulo" got stuck In tlio siiow this
wcok got ting out of the way of a C.
P. II. freight. Whon pulled out by
a pal he wns Invoking blessings on
tho C. ,I\ officials.  , , , '
Fresh fish dally at the 41.
Jacob IJnrtor, n ono-tlmo rosldonl of
Conl Creok, and who was seriously
burned ln tho blow-out nt Ilosmor a
fow wooku ago, Is now progressing
satisfactorily, and Is oxpociod out of
tho liOHpltnl shortly.
For hotel accommodation the Napanee Is the place.
Word linn beon received by thu local
snerolnry of tho Typographical union
to say that J, W. Ilrnmwond, for n
number of yonrs Hocrotary-treiiHuror of
thr- I. T. IL, Iiiih rcslgni'd owing lo
IIMionllli. Ills fliircesHOt* Is ,1, W,
Hiiys, who was provlously vlcn-prr-slil*
out.
Beef, mutton, pork, veal, hams, bacon, lard, etc, only of the very best,
Phone 41.
Sid Ciillnn, tho mnn who wns clmrg*
od with tho thoft of Clinrl'*s W. Owens
cheques was brought up boforo Mag-
Istrato WhimRtor on Thursdnv. Rvl*
denco ns to tho Identification of tho
a.uca,u>**j v.ua givwii by C, U'. owous
nnd W. Dickens. Tho accused was
sent up for trial noxt wook hriforn
.Tiuiitc Wllfion.
We have a nice range of -Sterling
ffltv*..   Trail-f    ***»»•>    »mJ    ^Illt.^.U    na>y»aa.a.,
which we are telling at less than.their
actual cost. Call and get one before
they are all gone. Wright the Jew*
•ler In A. A. Gillespie's store,., next
door to Hotel Fernie,
Tho result of tho raco between Tom
i.ongbmtt and Hhrubb was awaited in
this city with much IntnriMit. The C.
V. R. miih-a»»•() our oucry this morning by saying: "Heavy on iho big Indian," whirh monnti that tho Canadian
nation has produced the urentput run*
ner In tho world.
' EMINENT SPEAKER HERE
Dr. Ch'ow'b, one of the leading sociologists of banada and head of, the de-
partmeht''fof Moral aiid Social reform
in connection ' with the Methodist
church,' will 'address' a mass meeting
(ladles invited) to be held in ' the
Fernie Methodist - church on Tuesday
February . 9th 'at' 8 p. m.'' ' He will
speak Od Socialism and 'the Social
Teachings of Jesus.' ' This is an opportunity not to be nilbsed by any one
Interested1 in the problems which'confront us to*day.    See hand bills.'
NO DIVIDEND
LASTHALF YEAR
CONDITIONS  DO  NOT ^WARRANT
".'    DIV^DE'ND"F6R'''LXi5V"HALF'',
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—TOPvONTO^Feb.'-2—Sec.:-Younglof
the Crows Nest':C6'arCompany hasan-
nbunced'that <no'dividend will be paid
to shareholdersI*on the''last half of
1*908." In1,ah official -.circular he intimates that the matter has been carefully considered %"'the directors, but
in view, of the'heavy'losses by' the
company in the'Farnle fire as,well as
the general depression lt was decided
that* profits did*'hot v arrant' a-dividend.     ' ""• ' '
ROUGH FIGHT STOPPED
, VICTORIA, B. ,C. Feb. = 3—Kidney,-of* Victoria was given the decision
in, .the eighth round of the fight with
Driver Miller'of Vancouver, scheduled
to goa20 rounds. ■ -,
/Foley put Millerw to the mat twice
and though-he, failed to-take the en
tire.coiintLthelchief_of^ppllceTstopped
'the bout.." i J -'•;    ."-,'•; ■;. ' >; \','., ,7,, y • '''•
(Kid.Foley.referred to'above hails
from Nova Scoti^and_ worked at the
mines here for some time.and Is well
known In this district.)
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SCALER'S LOVE AFFAIRS
is an entertainer which comes into your home for a \\
'"' f*113^-. price'- *and-< makes all kinds', of-..vocal' and, 7 ]
."•*>^instrUment;al .music, available^., ,Pfyrt*ipeans^qfj.-f^jmberal.,,,..;*'
"Records, Mr. Edison's*newest-invention,1 a great many---■ j
othei** kinds 0f music monologues, dialogues and, other....,,
" thinj^s are available for the Edison Phonograph which.
haye not been used in* a talking machine.'^'' *       . 7 ^"
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I      'liri'"1'''* ."-ja*it*i''?v."it;-    ff-.%*th*:.•*■'''''^''i-v.••.'•*".■ '-\a''., .Ja*.:-- ,
HE^r   the   EDISON   ;PHONOGRAP'h"  AND.
I"'  ,**■,' '-   *->,;..-:■   *,      •      •..,    , La   ,■"'*•' ■'-■**•■'*<• s-v '•?--'''>f:''a*i'>-{-',;ii.'-sii'ii*, (->.'•
y.^ AMBERAL RECORDS AT-OUR^STORE, ,  ,   1
CHURCH NOTES '
On Sunday night,the choir of the
Methodist church will render an anthem for the first time since the fire,
entitled "God Shall Wipe Away 'all
Toars." Service at ,,7.30. Morning
service 11 a.m., Bible class 2.30. Tho
week night services are: Monday, the
Young People's society; Tuesday, tho
children's practice;. Wednesday, pra-
yor nnd conversajton; Thursday, reading circle; Friday, choir practice. The
church Is opon ovory day from 10 a.m.
lo 10 p.m. for tho convonlonco of'
atrnngors passing through, or for nny
0110 wishing, to vvrlto a letter, moot a
friend, read or spend a quiet half hour.
Papor and Ink supplied. Pastor, Rov.
W. L. Hnll.
TRADES COUNCIL MEETS
The rogulitr mooting of tlio -Trades
iuul Labor Council was ludd on .Monday night.
Considerable business of imporln'<K.o
■avas handled and iiovoral bills were o**-
dorod to bo paid.      . .
Agroomonls from two unions woro
ratlflod by tho council and sent back
to tho unions.
Tlio main foaturo of tho , mooting
was the rosignntion of President J. B.
Oravot.. Prosldont Gravett stated that
whilo ho was retiring from tho chair,
hli* heart was still with tho unlonB of
tho city, nnd as long ns ho romalnod a
citizen of Fornio ho would bo ghul to
loud 11 helping hand to the cniiHC of
UlllOlliHIll.
DolcKitto I.. (J. Bnow, tho vIco-pri-H*
Idont wiih unanimously vol oil iih president, that enuring n vacancy In tho
vlri'-prnsldnnt's rlinlr. nplcgnlos Ad*
iiniH nnd SherriiigliaiiHur wero nominated, nml on voting It was found that
IX-lugutu Shori'liiKhiiUHor wiih oluctod
by n small mnjorlty,
Tho painters, pupiM' han»ors iuul
dororators woro admitted lo»tho council, ilif ituXl (ucvllliti Vt ul Ox) lit-iU
nn thc 1 lib inrl.
Hay-3 you heard the latest Song-Success ?
v7,,,    , - h t* v", It's ^mong the NewjEM-spfti Records at
Suddaby's Dmg k Bppk Store
• ag*5NT FOR 8POKE8MAN.REVIEW,.;K6DAK8,:. HUYLER'8
*     -7   '•/'''      :CHOCbLATE8,'kfc/
Spoknne Spokesman-Review:--' "A
charge of rape will undoubtedly be
placed against Fred Scaler, aged 22,
who wob arrested In Fernie B, C. yesterday afternoon. • ,
. It Ib alleged that Scaler wronged
little Hazel Campbell aged 17, several
months ago and then,left tho city b0'
fore' tho*authorities could arrest him,
He was located In Fernie yesterday
and tho officers there have been notl
fled to lioldhlm'un'tll an"officer from
Spokane con bo sent .to bring, him
back. ■'.■-..
According to the warrant which
waB sworn out,by Officer Shannon of
tho polico department the young man
brought the girl to Spokano and after
wrongliig.her rofused to holp support,
or take caro of her,
Sho Is now bolng carod for.,by oho
of tho charitable homes of Spokano,"
Scaler is woll known horo, having
rosldod horo for months provlous to
tho supposod crime.
The 41 Meat Market, Ltd.
THE FERNIE RINK CO. LIMITED,
NOTICB Is .hereby glvon that tlio
annual,'general mooting of tho sharo-
holdorn of tho Fernio Rink Company
Limited will bo held in tho Provincial
government offices at 8 p.m. on Monday, Fobruary 8, 1008. •
O, O. HENDERSON8
Socrotary*troasuror
Fernie Opera House
LENA DUTHIE'i'APPeARING IN THE
FERNIE OPERA  HOUSE
GRAND ATTRACTION COMING
In Fernie its
Hawthorne for
SIGNS
Painting, Interior
Decorating
W*o«t tt * tettrnx Ave*
Mr. George L. Taschoruau, the now
manner ot thu Fornli* Opora houso after no little trouble and oxponuo, has
at last completed arrangements whereby the celebrated Scotlsh lyric soprano
Lena Uutfiie, will Uo Btiuii -Ut-rv. 11,1*.
the policy o! Die- lia-ii' Biflflni'pint'nt to
present only tho highest class concert
and dramatic attractions and tbo appoaranco horo of Miss l.ona Duthlo an
artlsto ot world wide roputo, Is ovid*
enro that thn new order ot things is
going Into force.
Miss Duthlo, assisted by Margaret
Danlol, Instrumentalist, will tin Mon*
dny ovoning prosont hor unique and
delightful performance An Evening In
Scotland and Ireland. In Calgary recently this performance was glvon boforo an audience of 14Q0 pooplo In lho
Ly*-lc thentro and the papers -Wero loud
in their praises ot Miss Duthlo's work,
olthor as cnterlalnor or' vocalist. Tho
seats arc now oft sale at Suddftby'a and
the prices nro well within tho roach
of all. [."„,
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8
One Night Only
Monday
Feb'y
Special eng:agement of
Scotland's grearest
exponent of her
undying
songs
L6na Duthie
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TTAVING. opened a branch store in the tempor- ,
***   ary, store liitoly occupied -by*. A. 'A'.; Gillespie', *,-
two doors -north' ofthe new Bank of t Coninierco
building, we aro prepared to supply tho peoplo of
Pernio and surrounding district with the1 "
CHOICEST   MEATS      * V
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of all kinds.' Wo keop a choice seleotlon of hams,
, , , , ,i , .
Bacon iind Lard (tho well,known At'tiiour Brand)
 and Fresh Pish daily, ('••1 •>■'"*.'• f >'• '
,«- a'\i ' ,',! ■  *a.i,-
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All our Maata arc Socially Solootod from
-our own Ranphos,
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Hotels, BoardingHouBosandOathpst-iipplled at tho1
,l9\ves'ft possi.ljlp. prlpajs,,     Wo   cpspuctfully   solicit
•your patronage,
-, 1 *,    j
The 41 Meat Market, Ltd.
An Evening in Scotland
and Ireland
"A. porform*»t]C« of iinnnrpijiwed es*
• Mllenoe"-Xew York KvcnlnvTolegrnm
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Scotch ..and Irish Songa
Costumes for each character
Music I   Laughter I  Song I1
S*tt»' et SlU at SBddl.r'l Drof Stort i'
Prlcei tie, Me and tf* r
P. BURNS & CO.,
 LIMITED
WHOLESALE and RETAIL MEAT MERCHANTS
Always n choico supply of Boof, Pork, Voal,
Mutton, and Lamb on liand.   Hams,
Bacon, Ln.rd, Pnttor nnd KggQ
Our Specialties
l?rosh, Smoked and Salted Fish, always a good
: . ■ : • ••        ,'.     '    . • *■ 1    ■'* ■-.; * \.>i
asfiovtmont.   Try our Minco Meat,
Saurkmut and:. Oysters.
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