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Tne Officiai:Orgra,n off District No. 18, U; PI. W.- of A.
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FERNIE,   B. C,   FEBRUARY 27t"h,   1909
olitl-tib.1 Unity is Victory
$1.00 a Tear
:'-^bu^ will-
Is it Possible
.That I can buy choice fruit lands with '..
y ').. a good Avater."supply, within 30-miles; .'of» ';
7     Fernie, "on   the   installment  plan:    Such
easy.payments are not offered by any. other ..
• \ company. Write for circular on "Kootenai    *
. Irrigation,Tract"    .-.'"'
$   ». W. HART, (Agt for Canada) Baynes, B. C
The    Workingman's
Store
iDont fcrget that I am back
iy' in the old stand and thtitCi
...   ntyyiSrices are c better yC
■*.-;.*■". iy.i::- .f'7'"7   '<■"/■     -:.7, ;v'"- r-<■■..:'£'"•
than  ever
Men's
a
it
Suits   $5.00   to
$20
Shiirts     75c to.
6.00
Shoes    2.00 to
5*00
Caps :   50c  to
1.50
Trunks3*50 to,'."
$25
See my swell line of Neckties
all.styles \t „,-'.   ...-
SOc to S3
JnLe
(Next door to Hotel Fernie)
ft-STEAM
LAUNDRY
For Fernia is the Latest Business Venture—Should
Be Well Supported
. fernie is to have an up to date
Bteam laundry.
That is some definite news that will
afford satisfaction to everyone but, the,,
almond eyed rice eaters.
We are told on most reliable information that a certain business man of
this city has *. been working on the
steam laundry proposition with the
above result. A man of very wide
experience is going to manage the business, and. we are assured that-.the
prices will be right. It is to be a
stock company capitalized at $10,000,
and the public will'have'an opportunity of buying-stock. •' The laundry
will be opened within six weeks. !
THE,NEW  QUEENS  HOTEL
" The new Queens Hotel,. which has
been under construction since the
fire last-fall Is now. fast receiving tho
finishing. touches preparatory to the.
grand opening-which is to take place
next week. Our scribe, through the
courtesy of Mr. J. Robichaud, one of
the proprietors, was shown . through
this spacious and commodious hostelry
early in the week. . The structure is
three stories with full basement, being,
built of cement and brick and presents
an imposing .appearance to the travelling public, commanding a good view
almost opposite the C- P. R. station.
No detail has been lost:sight' of in
making this one of the leading and
most.; accommodating .hotels in., the
Kootenay, and reflects great credit on
R. Kerr, our townsman, who was the
contractor '. in charge. Twenty-four
bedrooms are. furnished In-the-most
modern fashion,' and on all three floors
as well as basement", every conveni-
ACCIDENTAL DEATH
At the coroner's inquest last Monday, evening relative to the death of
young Smith of Pincher Creek, a verdict of accidental death was returned.
In the,taking of evidence it developed
that the deceased wns standing bn the
lower step of ono of the coaches, notwithstanding the repeated protests of
Conductor Tom Caven, and was noticed sticking.ono foot out striking the
snow that waB piled up several feet
along the track. At the tlnie he was
supposed to have fallen It is said he
was eating an apple, nnd in that caso
one hand only' wns holding on to the
railing,, and It would bo nn easy nintter tb bo Jerked from his position. It
will be remembered that the train was
several hours Into and in thnt case
would be running at extra fast speed
to make up time. No blame was attached to tho train crew. The dlB*
nppciivnnco of some $90 which Smith
had In leaving Pincher Creok Btlll
remains a mystery.
DARBARI8M
CHURCH NOTES
Editor Lodger:
Dear Sir: Thb public attention ought
to bo drawn ln no uncertain way to
the barbaric treatment of pursoim taken to the city lockup. Somo of the
liiifortiiniiU'B placed under nm*Ht nre
Innocent, others not. Hut wliethor In*
nnrnnt or guilty tlio nrrcKtcd nro hu*
mnn IioIiikh, nnd ought to be treated
oh mich. Tho Russlnnlc treatment of
men taken to the Hhnolc nnd shackled
formed a theme for discussion at the
recent tnunlclpnl conloBt, TIiIiiuh
liave not been remedied although 1
think the public will Hny that nmplo
time hn-M boon Riven to do bo.
On Thursday evening I wns called
tn the (UhkuhUiik plnco whoro Thoy
keep human prisoners, I round io
keeper thero; nono wnH needed, My
client, chanted with whnt I consider
n minor offence, could not get. nwny.
Ho wns fastened to a chain, I nuked
lilm to go to tho outer room to consult, HIb chain, llko that of a chain*
ed dog, provonteil lilm Irom travelling
moro than a fow feet, A smoking
lantern was the only menus of Ilium
Inntlon. A few yoarw ago tho keop
er oi a luctiup hi cmiiiwacK toll a
*,ij',i'C']'(.M* i'eci***..' hi ii (-''"J iiui tvt'in lo
' town. The gnol rnught fire and the
prisoner wen ronHtcil to a crisp. I*
there nothing to be said nbout thli
Inhuman treatment of human beings?
There Ib to my mind no excuse for enn fn fur, ber thr* inter*--',*' of   the
tolerating «n «bu«e thnt )hib esistt'd scliolarc. but at present thoy, nt well
The social evening held last, Monday
at the Methodist church was a decided
success and was enjoyed by all present. .:■'-,''
The programme, though not long,
was excellent. ' Those taking part
were Misa B. Hamilton, Miss iTUsby,
Mr. Mark Guy St. John, Wr; W. Ow*
en and, Mr.,Pearson. The chair was
taken 'b'y^the paBtor, ReV. Lashley
Hall and Mr. Cook officiated at the
organ. After the concert refreshments were,served by the leaguers to
the "delight of all.
Epworth League nt tho Methodist
church next Monday night will.be con*
secration night and will be ln chnrgo
of tho president, Mr. Wethorllt, All
are'earnestly requested to bo present,
Tho Fernio Methodist choir woro,at
Hosiiier on Thursday in a concert in
connection with tho now ' Methodist
church.
On Sunday evening next at 7.30,
Rev. W. L. Hall, will deal with tho
White Slavo traffic on this continent,
Thin has become a matter of alarming urgency.
Every Monday night thore Ib a
young poople'B mooting, and a reading
circle on Thursday nights. Other
evening meetings nre re-nrrnnged to
fit In with tho unitod prayer meetings
now in progreHB in connection with
the Contomplnted united evnngelistlo
campaign throughout the raas.
Tho Methodlflt church Is open each
dny from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. for the
convenience of strnngera who wish to
write a lottor or meet n friend, or for
nnyono who desires to spend a quiet
half hour. Paper and Ink on hand.
The plnco Ih kopt warmed nnd lighted and nil nro welcome.
Tho tnifltecH hnvo been bun*/ of Into
going over plans and specifications In
connect Ion with the now biiililliiKR,
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SCHOOL HOARD
Tho school board hnd a meeting on
Tiienday nftornoon in the city off I con,
and decided to open up a school In
Wont Pernio, nnd nlno ono In tho An*
nex, nt tho present building wns totally Inndequato for tho number of
scholar*, Two more teachers wero
written for and thi* new schools niio-lit
to be open next week tome time. Par*
wnti of c.il.a.rn'u aUtt'im'l.iK*. nc'iuui' at
present are requested to bo a little Indulgent until tho permanent build*
Ing Is ready, which will be for tho next
term.     The board will do nil they
ence relating to toilet requisites are
iu order.. The hotel is steam heated
throughout,' arid wired • for. electric
lights. As announced In their ad.
on another page, the'proprietors are
catering,to the^wprkingman's, trade,
and in this respect have made ample
allowance, as well as providing a
large and well lighted reading room
on the second floor, which will be
much appreciated. • The senior member,of the firm is no less a personage
than W. Robichaud who Is so favorably known that he hardly needs any
Introduction at this date. In the
hotel arid boarding house line he has
few equals, and in making his bow in
the new Queens, we are sure he will
not be found wanting, Associated
with him are Messrs, W, A. and
Jack Ross, who have a wide circle.of
friends who are glad to see the success that is attending their efforts.
Here's to the Queens hotel and a successful career..
DISTRICT 18 U.M.W. of A,
7 AND ITS EXECUTIVE
One of the Largest Districts in the Mine Workers Union-
Will be Materially Increased Sho-rtiy—Harmonious ,
Feeiing Between Men arid Officials
F. H. Sherman, Piesiderit of Dist,._18'._
District No..18, U...M. AY. of A. represents probably-the largest area of any district 6f; the United Mine Workers of .'America.
There are,at- present upwards of 5000 membei-s,- and it is very probable that before-long, this number will be increased by talcing iii Vancouver Island and also the much talked of affiliation wjth the-W. F.
of M. District No. 6, which alone comprises a large membership and
territory.   ,
District No. 18 is only a very small unit of the United Mine
Workers of America, which is the largest organized body of workers
in America, The inception of District 18 dates back to May 23rd,
1903, -when Fernio Local broke away from the Western Federation of
Miners, and affiliated with the U. M. W. of A. As each camp
throughout the puss opened up, the energetic officials of the District
organized them, and-increased the membership.
"qUALITY"
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
Estimated receipts and expenses of
the city of Fernie, for 1909:
Expenditure
Fire department equipment,
debentures     $*i000.00
Firo deptir maintenance  .... -1000.00
Polico maintenance '.  8000.00
City hall, maintenance   2100,00
Water Mushing sewers   000.oo
Street sprinkling , ; 1100,00
Street sprinkler   .,  HfiO.OO
Cleneral Improvements   I'fiO.OO
City Engineer!* Snlnry   ISOO.OO
City Teamster   fl".*.,.in
Koop of team    noo.00
Repair old sltlownlkH   SM.OO
Stump puller   2oti,oo
Drainage'  T.'O.OO
Health   department     ROD.Oil
Sinking fund    r>,U0.0ti
School board debentures ....15000,00
School board   8000,00
IN FIFTEEN DAYS
Suits and Overcoats
■*■     ,-      ~< o
20 per cent, discount
FROM OUR SPECIAL ORDER
TAILORING DEPARTMENT      7
We assume all risk regarding fit and work-
__manship,_^W.?-havi*_nlpnceH__hiin.>-*lrp
'; ■'• speaks for itself.
■r
OD   CO.
Clothers to Men and Boys
VICTORIA AVE. FERNIE. B. C,
1000,00
•100.00
r.oo.oo
•100.00
IIKO.OO
1178.00
Core of sick and destitute
Itocreatlon ground 1st pny
Donation*!   ,	
Printline 	
I.i'kuI   	
I'npnld gntarlcK 1008  	
Unpaid' account! 1.108,', 10(107.8!1
Ilfinl' overdrawn 1008    SflflO.OO
Wnter flro hydrnntft     ooo.oo
Kloctlon oxponituit .. ,    100.00
IiiBiirnnco   ,    2fi0,00
Incidentals    r>00,00
Mun.rlptil hulldlntj, debenture!  mooo.oo
Fire hall bulldlnK,    deben*
lure 10000.00
SldaWnlka. debenture! 10000,00
-tow-iir nittiiueimnce    i.uO.uu
John Galvin, Vico-Proaidont    A." J. Onrtor, Secrotary-Troasuror
Tin1 Dislrii'l now I'OinpriNi'N (lie following I.u-'IiIh:
HiiiiUlifiid, Xii. 12!I.
Bi'lU'vui*, No, ■M
Caiiiiiui'i-Nii. 1.187
Oik'nniii, No. 2ii:i:i
Cni'bimiido No. U<iSS
..'nriliff. No. 1M7S
Dinmonil City, No. 2587 '
K-lmnnnti. City No. 25.U
Fprnip, No. 2U14
Frank, No, 120:)
IIuHint'i*, No. 2407,
UillcrajNt, No. lOh'i
Lolhlirijlm.',
Ni
l.ilk Ni
Mil-
.M<i|ili! Lriif,
M.rrilt. No.
2U:i
L»:i:»l
No. L»S2»
2(127
Mi'U'or.!, No. 2i:.i!.
Knyiil Cnllii'i'ii'M, No.
Itni'ln* I'l'ivi'i', Sun.*,, No, 2(i72
2.V.IS
By unlo debontureti
tll29«O.0J
. 53000,00
"•"■nnrn et
ever tlnce Ihe fire.
Tho public should wako to tho fact
that Bomothlnif should be done at
onco to do away Immediately with thin
crylnit dlsjtrnco to 20th century civilization.
Your* toUhfully,
h. V. ECK8TEIX.
N. B. Suddaby ha! received » car
of futures for bin drug (tore of the
moil approved and up to date atyle,
and they will be Inttalled lmnn»all»te-
iy.
as the teachon, are working under
difficulties, Tho board l» aiklng for
a 115,000 debenture ai well ai a grant
of $8000 to enable them to comploto
tha now building. The board menu
every Tuesday and aro doing all In
their powor to advance the school Interests.
The management of tbe Opera house
should ospt] the rowdies If tbey do not
behave, Th* whistling and yelling
la awful and should be stopp«d at onco.
It It **?ry off**-***.".!** to the Udl**,
.10000.00
Rscslpts
flbvornmont grant .......
Government grant, school
board 2000.00
Traders licenses  1900.00
Police court fines    6r.00.0O
Liquor licenses    4700.00
Dog tan     175.00
Road tai 1500.00
Taxes 190*9 and amsr* 29435.93
Sewor connections     760.00
Sewur rtntals , 1600.00
Cash on hand January f, .. 2000.00
Titlii'i*. No. 1II.VI :
Tuber. No. 1(12 I
Tuylortnii. Hunk, No. 2iM$ ■
Tnylorton. SiihIc, No. 251!). |
, No. f>7*l                      Tusker, N. 1). No. 2*u:i
Lumllirk'k, No. 2275 Woodtici'Iter, No, 22!m. i
l'rr'Hvlont I-1. H. Hhevniiin, v,w«<(* e\\\ iij-ijtciirH .u-vi'    hv.   Wn ■
I'ri'uiili'nt for five yearn, and i» one of Die ln*st informi'il men   oi. \
infning lnntlcra. ax Well at lUkUi-iif-tn in iha «r-;mntry,     Via-r-IVi'siilcnt'
Joint II. (iiilvin Iuih held the vifu-prcHiduiicy for tlini' yi'iira, and
neei.H no Introihu-tion to inniprs or otlwM   .lolni i«* xvcll liltcil thrnm-'.i.
out the country, ami when it coiiich to a fight is indilid with liem-j*
ont? of the bent nt far an vxocutivu ability in foncernid.
Soeretary-Tri'iiHurcr A.J, Cart or of Michel in also well known
throughout thc Pii-m. Thin ia hia first year on the l)istri«t Hoard,
l»ut nt. he ia n keen, ahnrp niul eneriretifi adininiHtrator. it it likely H.-*
will be returned to office.
I'tailer L'tiUiU'wu. wumouvu mure fleeted on tin* liiti*riiiiii"iiiil lioaril
nnd wilhnakc good.
The District <.jfiw*» hh\<t Utu r-rtuoved froiii lilninaorr lo Fernie •
»nd we expect for Diatriet U a l«r«»> amount nf »ebi<«v.-im-nta thia i
♦IStMO.*? -forning ytnr.
A Great Tea
If you are a connoiseitr of good
Tea you should certainly try
our two new blends specially put
up for us by Tea Specialists who
know the business, They are
all in one pound packages.
Namunah Blend 40c per lb.
Our Own Blend SOc per lb.
77-ie-y are both guaranteed pure
Ceylon Tea, packed in Colombo.
This consignment also includes
a number of five pound boxes
for those who wish a real good
Tea in bulk at a low price.
I
Fernie   Industrial „and
Provident Co-0_b. Society
h PAG *E TWO
THE   DISTRICT   LEDGER,   FERNIE, B.C.  FEBRUARY 27 1909
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THE SOCIALISTS—WHAT THEY
SEEK. TO ACCOMPLISH     -
The growth of the Socialist movement is phenomenal. In every country where machinery has ousted han-
foqd, clothing, machinery, etc., . has
been produced; the storehouses of the
country are full to bursting, and they
who helped to produce all these necessities go hungry.
This is the position of the workers
in  Capitalist  society,  and  it  is  the
diet-aft in the production, of commodi- ,.w-holesale robbery and degrading   of
ties, there do we find the Socialist
The Socialist realizes the immense
benefits conferred by machinery    to
the working class the Socialist is calling attention to. The Socialist points
out that the only way to wipe out such
society, but he' realizes also that "so-1 idiocy ls t0 inaugurate a system by
clety" is comprised of a small class
which, "owns'' the machinery, and that
there is a large portion of the human
family who don't count at all, but are
merely part's of the machine—"economic units". Now, in spite of the
apathy of the people the Socialist
movement grows and a feeling of
alarm is abroad—the menace of Socialism continues to be held up to the
view of those who never devoted one
moment's thought to the social problem.   '
They have been toid it was a
scheme to make the workingman. divide up his savings, and his snort of
indignation might make an elephant
trumpeting sound like a toy bugle in
comparison'.* .,
Divide.up, eh?" Not on your life!
Yet he proceeds immediately to —
divide up with Mr.   Capitalist.
Another misconception of Socialism
is that it seeks to destroy private property.
' Liebknecht; a leading Socialist of
Germany, remarks as follows: "Property is to-day a He for the majority
of men, a robbery for the minority, Socialism would make property the possession of every one. It would convert lt into a truth and secure' to the
worker the full proceeds of his labor."
That fortunate workingman, with
his modest house -and 'lot, .which- he
views with such v. pride and emotion,'
for it spells HOME to him, looks with
suspicion at the' Socialist movement.
He has been'taught'by the.Capltn'ist
press, which.seeks to.'uphold the present system of exploitation that the
Socialists will ,take away his home if
they get in power and-"divide up"." •"
The same workingman ■ has seen,
time and again, the' homes of his '.fellow workers taken away from them;
-men—ivho-were-just-as-thrifty^as-he,.
just as temperate in'habits, but owing to uncertainty of employment, and
"sickness, the "blacklist," and - other
conditions which go to make up. .the
lot of a workingman, these men have
lost their homes, the result of years of
savings. ,  *
,  No! All this has not taught ,   him
anything, and he must needs rail at
the Socialist who wil lsurely "break,!
up the home."
, Now!' if the Socialists do NOT believe in "divldln* up" and, wish to preserve for every member of tlie human family the right to enjoy private
property, what' ls lt that the Socialists
do want?
'■ ' Listen to this, taken from the plat-
form of demands of the Socialist party of Canada: *•
-"Tlie transformation ns rapidly as
possible, of CAPITALIST property In
tlio moans of wealth production (nut*
urnl resources, factories, mills, rail*
rotulB, etc.) into the COLLECTIVE
property of the working class."
"You cniiifiee there is no mention of
PRIVATE .property In thnt clause, but
It distinctly says CAPITALIST proporty, and designates such ns mines,
railroads, mills, factories, etc,,,those
means of production nnd distribution
which are used and operated by a
collectivo working class, but compelled to surrender to the owners of those
social nocoBflltles every particle of the
wonlth produced, receiving In return
something called WAGES, which mean
on the nvornge, a bare subsistence for
the workors,
Statistics compiled by the U, S.
government Informs us that tlie workers Inst yoar produced on an five rag*.'
•JS.'OO worth of work per hond, but
thu average amount PAID HAC'**. in
wanes wns if437,
Tills means that the difference be-
whlch production will be for'USE and
not for profit.
This can be accomplished only by
the workers themselves, forming as
they do the greater portion of the human family; they have the numerical
strength, but they must also be possessed of the ''faith which moves
mountains." They must become class
conscious, send their own representatives to the houses of legislature to
interpret the laws already in existence, so that they shall conform to
the best interests, of the workers; to
rescind laws antagonistic, and enact
new ones; and all'to the advantage
of the only useful class in society—the
working class.
- PROLETARIAN
"OVERPOPULATION"
(By G.  Bernard  Shaw)   '
The introduction of the capitalistic
system is a sign that the exploitation
of the laborer toiling for a bare subsistence wage has become one of the
chief arts of life among holders of
.tenant rights. It also produces a
delusive promise of endless employment which blinds 'the proletariat to
those disastrous consequences ,of rapid multiplication which are obvious
to ■ the small cultivator and peasant
proprietorr-. But-indeed .the more
you degrade the workers, robbing them
of all artistic enjoyment, and oflvall
chance of respect and admiration from
their fellows,' the more yoii throw them
back, reckless, on the one pleasure
and one human tie left to them—the
gartification of their instinct for producing fresh  supplies--of men.   -
You will applaud this instinct as
divine until at last the excessive supply becomes a nuisance; there comes
a—plague—of-^-nien-;—and—you sud?,
denly discover that; the Instinct is
-diabolic, and set up a cry of over population. But your slaves are beyond
caring for your cries; they breed
like rabbits; and their poverty breeds
filth, ugliness, dishonesty, disease,
obscenity drunkenness and murder.
.','. In the midst of the riches which
their labor, pile's up for you, their misery rises up too ancl stifles you.
You withdraw in disgust to the
other end of the town from them; you
appoint special carriages on your
railways and special seats in your
churches and theatres for them; you
set your life apart from them by every
class barrier you can devise, and yet
they swarm about you still; your face
gets stamped with your habitual loathing and suspicion of them, and your
ears .get so filled with the language
of the vilest of them that' you break
Into it when you lose your self control; they poison your life so remorselessly as you have sacrificed theirs
heartlessly.
■ You begin to believe intensely In
the devil.
Then comes the terror of their revolting; the drilling and arming of
bodies to keep down the rest; the prl-
son, tlie hospital, paroxysms of frantic
coercion, followed by paroxysms of
frantic chnrlty,
And lu the meantime the population
continues lo Increase!
•—Fabian Essays.
the press",,aiid '■* in; parliament; and
then ask yourselves .whether or.not
the workers as' a "class are not holding their masters horses, and accepting his dirty twopence, and his caddish
insolence, with a "thank* ybii kindly,
sir.'" ' '       '        '   ,
Why, your     Labor leaders, -* your
■"■•M. P.'s, your champions and
advisers are paying the windy insincerities of tiie House the highest kind
of flattery: imitation.
Your most popular newspapers insult you, defy, misrepresent you. You
are flattered, abused, libelled, cheated
and lied to every day, and a hundred
times a day, and you do not resent it.'
This last so-called Labor conference
displayed more energy, interest, and
cunning in opposing the Influence of
Socialism than in preparing tb attack the enemies of their class.
Kler Hardie boasts of the harmony
that prevailed at the Portsmouth conference. Why, it was the same kind
of harmony that exists between the
lion and ' the lamb he has devoured.
The Labor section has got.the Socialist section eaten and inside it; and the
harmony is perfect.'       '      *
And, the great' revolutionary, democratic, Labour group, with all its political sagacity-;in. full blast, will* return to Westminster'to hold Mr. As-
quith's horse and to take his. dirty
twopence, and to say "thank' you kind
ly, sir.""
These are not the men who make
revolutions; They are the men who
pass resolutions."      »   ,
Blatchford eidently, does not believe with Sladden that the unskilled
proletarian is revolutionary, but is re--
actionary."
The same idea of Sladden's was expressed in the "Western Clarion by a
comrade named'Green of Ontario, and
was also favorably commented on by
V. D. Herrou, one of America's leading Socialists. There is a question
for the Socialists of- this district to
answer: Is the unskilled workingman
revolutionary, or reactionary?
'        .-*-. '7 BEST FED
"The. English,nation," said Mr! H.
Little, president of the, Manchester
Wholesale Provision Association, at
the annual, dinner last' wyeek, ."is- the
best fed nation-:iii the world."'-  '■ '■•-
I met a living1;skeleton, [\ ','
One of God's creatuers,.
Grim Famine's blight had fallen on
His sunken-features..
He cried for-food in abject woe
And agitation,
Yet he belongs to. as we know,
■ The best-fed nation..
His shiv'rlng wife'and sIirivelTdWean
Were with him, greeting;
It was, as will be clearly seen,
A dismal meeting.
And little comfort could I win
From this relation;-
Such sights are all too frequent In.
Our best-fed nation.
And if. old1 England is the Best,
My boastful brothers,
We're bound to say, twill be confes-
ti sed,
.'.'God help* the.others!'"'    . .
For "best'fed**"   simply .means   that
scores
Die through starvation
Despite.the- granaries and stares •
■ Of our rich nation. '     H.J3..
;■ K-rrs-*PP9n
'     ?>*!     fv.'- '"■•At  Afc*-- -
4 '        \„ < - Tj, ,- Iu.k =   V.4*.?-,4
**V    t
vs;    -,o-;i   i.
RAT ES rJ2.Sa A DAY
Fernie, B. 'C*..,-*.*-
Steam , Heated   Th roughout
r*   i»  i" *,'   ■*■..'     .   -   .I*. j-t   .».    I..   .  ^,.   ''  r".  *£» ■&. **"i-
- * .   •   . J. L.. GATES,* PROP.
"$
„    FROM THE OLD "APPEAL"...'..
The San Francisco News-Letter re
cently^ said: "Poverty is an evidence
of inferiority of character, those who
are_poor generally degerve to be poor."
This is a trifle hard on .Jesiis, Socrates
Homer and a few 'others. But the poor
fellows ought to vote for their own
interest and then see.   *
THE MASTER TO HIS WAGE.SLAVE
<*-.. "''    (By Val Ormand)
Put- ion thy. chains!* I care not for the
soul— '     '.'  '
Tis. something thou .canst give to
.heay'n or hen!"
Naught, do .I"- know: of "freedom's snl-'
- "Ield scroll,""  -      .«>,
For fTe'edont i's'a word r cannot spell
Thy, soul is-thine eternally—
Thy body-', tficra' has sold to me
' Put. an the-' cnainsr
•    . My g:oId arid brains
■  Scafn.-Ii'bertyr
■. -7 '*.
Put en the chains r Thy little, helpless
:, brain. ■ .."••' *
, Is only fit to teach, thy hands to toil
To think of endless work and not explain      .      '
■Why I perforce campellest thee to
■toil. ■     .       '
Sufficient,'that thy soul is free;
BLATCHFORD AND THE WORKING*
MEN,
There hnve been several articles
j runnhiR in.the London Clarion writ*
j leu by Koburt nintchford In" defense
I of tho HrltlFh workliiRman. The rea*
' son for his inking up the euds'-li* was
twfjini HioHii two Hums of nioiu'y wiih owing tb a "middle elnfiH" Soelnllst, a
DO, YOU WONDER WHY?
A majority of the, families on this,
the richest nation on earth, has never
lived In a comfortably furnished
home. ,v
They don't know what comfort is.
The rich people have better furnished
apartments for their horses and dogs
than the average workers live in. And
the workers, deceived from childhood
as to the reason, vote promptly at every election to have this condition
continue. The fellows who have been
deceiving him and using him have
prejudiced him against the study of
Socialism, and so long as they can
thus control him mentally they will
have a fine old time while he Uvea his
dismal life. The czar of Russia uses
all the power ot his realm to prevent
tlie people from listening to or reading
Socialist literature. Do you wonder
why?
If all the unemployed who produce
a "problem" for capitalism were to
commit suicide lu one day capitalism
would nt once go to making a new
army of the unemployed. It can't
get nlong without such an army, for
except for the unemployed,' wages
would get beyond,the profit lino.
takoii by the capitalists as profits,
Tint working clnss Ih lm own mnrkot, and It Ih dour lo bu seen that
hIiicc Uio wnges ivcelvcd r.'pr.'S.Mi'H
Just one eighth of tin; wonlth they
produced, tho worklim class can only
Journalist by profession, named N'lel
Lyons. wrliliiK     In the     "Woman's
World" who displayed his uuiiOHt con*
tcniiii for tli<» •ifoi'i-'H.ilfl world!)-.*!!, and
Intimated in1 was a spineless creature •■Is'orlenl booli
nml only fit to hold tlie hows "for
NOT GUILTY
When you read In history how tho
kings nnd nobles were surfeiting In
plenty nnd wasting It In orgies while
the common people were starving, how
your blood bolls at the injustlco and
horror of It all. But when you read
about the same condition here and
now, in ovoiy dally papor you pick up,
lt soeniH the most natural thing on
earth: Bin then you haven't a hlstot'y
in your hoiiHi) and you never read a
Excuse me!
"■     Th~bo3yTiowns~own-e"d"by"mer*--
Put on; the chains:
My gold and brains
'   '     Scorn liberty! " ■>
Put on the chains! Dry,up thy foolish
-    tears;        ;- .
Retain thy overprlded intelligence'
Thy time, thy choicest house   , and
years
Belong to me and not omnipotence.
Thy* soul r glad)' yield to thee;
Thy body, fool, suffices me.-
Put on the chains!
My gold and brains
Scorn liberty! '
■'-« "But/!.- he-.said,. "yau Socialists are'
goinga the. wrong way, about, it,' Why
don't you come into Tammany Hall?
Yau could become a- district leader in
'a short time and if yeni: once got that
great -'organization to stand" for- Socialism'nothing could, stop'it'."'77 '   ''
Recently. . I was. taking lunch, with
Lyman'.Abbot.' He-^alsb. believes in
the Socialist ideal, but.he,.wants Socialism, to come, ia what; he''call's a voluntary way..    ,
He really hopes and expects the big
corporations to distribute- stock among
their employes, so that ln, time every
wage worker will share in.'the ownership of industry.
These are types oi men who. nowadays think tbey are Socialists, and it
is perhaps well to ask:, What ia Socialism.?: .   ,' ■
Is it only a dream ot an ideal society ? Is It only municipal ownership,
or national ownership?.'' Is it only the
philanthropic division' of^ the stock-
, holding powers of the- corporations.
Is it any or. all of these things, or
none of these-things?.
-To t my mind It.is-'none of these
things.     '-        ■'   ;.        ■',,.-
Socialism is an. aspiration.- and a de-
■ termination of, the workers- to become
masters of .their ,o.w,n destiny.
* Its- aspiration, is. to establish, an. industrial", democracy—the'" rule' ot the
workers over the means of lite..
Its determination is to establish
aa economic order of things, la wihlch
the men who use the tools of. industry
shall'rule industry, instead, ot the
present order,- in. which the.- men -w*ho
own the tools ot industry rule those
who use the tools ot industry.
' Exactly, what form, that economic order will take we do not know.- No man
can fortell what the,workers -will do
.when, they actually become the ma!s-
ters of industry.. \ .', "
,. -But one thing is. certain, aad. that
is: You cannot have 'political' democracy where the people da.iiQt rule and
you cannot have industrial democracy
where the people do not rule..^
The really' fundamental' and essential point in Socialism is. the determination of the workers to "become the
power that rules the Industrial world.
It is then chiefly a movement ot the,
disinherited, u a * revolt against class
.rule.j'. -     .-      .   ■ "■'     ■','.'    •:■•'
Ai,v Rizzuto-  y.
* *",    . 4   ,    ..1 ,
J.. CRAYf-FORn    " ■''
Fernie Livery, Dray & Transfer Co:
ICE   FOR   SALE
:■'' 'v""* ''       ' .Contracts-Taken ; '• '•'*•' ';"v,i' ''"•
Ineli.ding. Stump Pulling,. Laud Clearing and Ploughing;. ■ Let it* „ -
 " figiii'e'on ybui'next job  ' '       ' "      ?,
;,Ruhber Tired; Buggies.: New Turnouts i.
-fl
RlZZUTO ;& CRAWFORD,
- **, X     ■
A full line of. shelf and" heavy  Hardware in stock together   witli a
complete- range "of- Stoves
F-urnitwre Department
Otir Furniture' Department em braces the
most unique and up-to-date lines.
Come.,manclhavea.look    ,    T,,.
»f
J. D.  QUAIL
FERNIE, B. C.
While Burbank has been laboring to
produce a spineless cactus he has been
too observant of the working* class to
try   to produce. any ■ more spineless
.voters.
* *   * .
. Socialism ■ will take from no man
what he needs to make a living' with.
But Capitalism does take that.
* *   *
Socialism believes In every man
hustling for himself,   and not for a
boss, landlord or capitalist.
<•   *   *
■ The highwayman says "hands up,"
and   the coal baron blows   his hands
up.
* *   •
The ending of poverty is not such a
hard problem nfter nil, It is nil Involved ln tho ending of stealing.
»   *   »
Thoro la always room at the bottom and most of tho people are on
tliolr way.
THE MUCKRAKER'8 INTERVIEW
Tlm   .Muckinker,  iiccoiiiiuinli-'d    by
the owner of a whole block of east'
siili* ii'iii'iniMii lioimeH, Hlou'ly trnlli'd
pin-rlmi*'* ono-oliOiUi buck imnln with •hi* ln*tt«*rn," iuul    ncrupt    twopence'
their wugmi. | wiih a thank you kindly, hIp,
Tlif ri'HiiU Ih that, owlim lo tlie llm-,    A  number of hot   rcpll-.H    to the
iietl iiiinlinnlliK power of tin? worki'i'H  "lioiirueoiH  Sot'lnllHt" liave been  pen*
Hie loniiiliilns hcvi'ii-oIkIiUib keep** pll*; neil, bm now Hlrurliford hwiiih to huvo| |)|H uay 0ljt 0f •*.<, |„H.iy ■■Dovh, In
Iim up, nnd although tlin cnpltnllst! recniiHldeicd IiIh pot*,|t|oii nml Ih of the, „m, -m))(* t\w "SnmpRon of Uic'ikmi'
cln«H do (hell' illmoHt to coiihiiiih* Hu*' ujiliilon flint ..joini In in'-iil)'correct [ \tiiii (, |1(,It, i,„0|( B-|.||e -.. \\u, o'V.f' '■•
HiirpliiK by wiiHtliiM; l» debauch*'*y, r.-'ln IiIh hlzluii up the wnrl.|iiRin«n   of \iVb\ (l fountain pen,
Hi'1'iil.i.   Tlu- following Ih taken from.    They lind been npi*iulin« tie.* morn*
ninichford'H nrtlelo. i t„K |nH1,0Ct|nK u„> uMU'iHeiilft. Flnnlly
••llewnnl, my friends, the position „H ,i„.y wo,,j \m\-\nK the Mucluul*i*r
of the "bullor cIiihhoh" nu compnred ■„ ft ,01lt, 0f ,i,;ej, .iih.tfii.it, ntl't-A the
with that of the "lower onlers,"   ro-, -follnwln-p, uut>»tloi\.
'Mr, SO'itfc*-*-!)'. •'-•■ I*)** 'ruly,   did
InvcHiini'iit (which only intei-nlllem,
wnrs, etc., tho wenlfli tnki'ii from the
workers continue** *o nrcuninlnie im*
III lhern mnioH a crnRh-*linuic, IvuIuh.
try Ih thrown nut of Joint, wnrkliiKiiu-n
,i|r,rh.ivf*o(i ihe iinomnloveil nrmy i cnnl the benrliiK of lho rich townrds,
innwH linn a hiine mob of Htarvlnx the poor, niul of tlie poor iuwukia iiit.*,
ineti,    And why?  Jletuum* U>v    iiun.it    ,u., ,i-> '.,i> ,i/'/).'J.v'.'J li. Da  i-Siii'-il,   In'
WHAT 18 80CIALI8M7
(By Ilobort Huntor)
AVe are all naked ngnln nnd ngnln
whnt SoclnllBin is.
Some any It ip collective ownorBhlp.
Others sny It Is the co-operntlve com*
monwenlth, nnd Btlll others Bay It Is
the ownership of the enrth by thone
who lnbor.
Recently n young; banker cnllod upon mo. lift oxpreNHed gront Hympntliy
wiih SoclnllBin niul unld: "Wo nro nil
SoelnllHtH, you know. We nil Bympn*
tUIzo with iho poor,
"But 1'i'i.lly you SoelnllBiB nre going
the wrong way nbout lt. Why don't
you get Ulr. MoriifiiJ niul Mr. Hocko-
feller nml mon of tlmt type lutoreat-
ed?
"They know how to do tlilngB, nnd
I nm sure they would not oppose gov*
eriinieiit owneibhlp If you could In-
diicu thom to believe Hint It Ib renlly
o good thing for the world,"
vr.r;! T "'fl'* ♦nlHii*'
J™
NORTHERN   HOTEL
(Eschwlff and SorUlo, Props.)
Now opon to tho public
fmmmmmmmmmmmmi^mm^mtmmimmnmmmm***immmP      ■""        '      »
Evorythinu now and up-to-dato
Handsomo Dining Room Attached
1
Music evory afternoon and night
-BBSSBBBBBSSB
/nu really put iiient- iiiipn up i«i nw,    .V »<.» ....>.) ,.;u
 ,-, in.-ji.tit,?" in n vMinfi* Vrlneoton man,   who   Ib
An empl.ntlc "nope" wim tlu* reply! vory qulotly becomliiR n powor In tho
of i!u« oivnf'i'. | Tommnny Hnll circle.  He nlBO wild lu*
"You didn't!  All. I te.o the poim. | wn* n Socialist. ,
You menu tlmt you put them up r-*.*-* 	
1 n-!««" I -..'. '■ --• --'"-—— "-"
"Xope."
"Tlu'ii, good lu-nveiiB, mnn, what in |
1," world did you ovei put tlu*m up;
fw?" i
I put thom up For Heut,"
Marx more than once said, uractical
ly just that, and. perhaps never" more
powerfully than. when, he wrote Lieb-
necht et al.: "A movement is worth
ten programs»" „      "'/ '   '   - = '
, What Mark really did was' to give
all " aid to' the growing determination
of the workers to struggle, to suffer and to die If need tie; to overthro.v
class rule and therewith economic and
political Injustice.      '   '  ' \
He was impatient and bitter when
any of his friends formed a little sectarian society and called themselves
Socialists. , He had nothing but contempt for, those pedauts wlio called
themselves Me,r.\'ists.
He despised creeds; he wanted action.
• The- class struggle to him was a
terrible reality which was now engaging the world of industry. It wns and
is a fact, not a creed to be mouthed
by the saintly,
Marx cared little, whether you believed In It or not. Here it was, aud
little by little It was. forming the en*
tii*6 world into twb; antagonistic
camps, : And he nsked Where do you
stand? Are you with the capitalists
or the workers?
He would have found moro satisfaction In the Mo-yer-Hnywood trial, or
In n single tax strike, or even iu the
trado unionists endorsing Bryan, at
foolish ns that wns, thnn In n ton of
scientific studies on The Theory. of
the Class Struggle,
Don't mlBunderntnnd me. Marx valued books but he vnlued nny manifestation of revolt no matter how small,
ns the essence of nil.,
You can find plenty of sympathy for
Socialism ns n vague, visionary, hum*
nnitnrlnn, social trniiBformniion, more
eympnthy Indeed thnn for Mr, Roosevelt's policies, No mntt'-r how little Mr. nooBovolt's pollcloi, hurt the
capitalists, thoBC SoolallBt fiintnaiiiH
hurt them not nt nil nnd ihey hnve
nn Iden thnt they never will . hurt
thom,
But the lnbor inovoniont*—nil, thnt Is
n different thing—tlmt Ih n terrible,
nioiinclng fitet!
Tho growing dotermliuulon of the
workers to be »n.anti?i*« of their own
(H'Htlny Ih the forusliii<lo'-.'liiK of the
most treineiuloiiH cluing-.- the world
hns ever known.
Uernnrd Bhnw with his wit-, G. II.
Wi.'lln wltli IjIh pretty fiinck-H, Victor
Only son with IiIh thciurlcnl Inolutlon,
delight or nniiise tlio cnpltallsts of
En gland, but the lnbor movement stupid nnd slow, without oven a program,
torrlfles tlio ontlre upper claBH,
There in In thnt Bomothlnfl* ronl,
somotliing awful and majestic, some*
tlitiiK not io .it. it",.io.<*..*, hy 11.*.- iilu-,
nor tittered at by tho foolish. It Is
(ho beginning of the end.
The Eight Kind of
Reading Matter
Xhe home news ; the doings of the people in
this towaj th^gossip of our. own community,
that's the first kind of reading matter you want
It is more important, more interesting to you
than that given by the. paper or magazine
from the outside world. It is the,first reading
matter you should buy. Each issue of this
paper gives you just what you consider
District
Tha Bight Kind of
heading Matter
Ledger
REVIVING THE AUCTION  BLOCK.
Daily Socialist: It was a clever and
terribly striking way to celebrate,Lincoln's birthday thnt was chosen by
Rov. John D, Long of Xew York.
When lie brought In those masked
figures and "sold" them to the highest
bidder he was doing just what Is being done at a thousand factory gates
every morning through the yenr.
But most people do not recognize n
thing without It Is lnbelled. They do
not know slavery wjien they Bee It or
even when they experience it unless it
hns all the singe trappings. The fact
that these men were stood upon- n
block and thnt tlie buyers were grouped In front of thom and mnde their
bids openly did not ninke tho persona
sold nny more nlaves than if the sale
hnd tnkon place quietly with no one
pit-Bent save the buyer and Holler, and
the result would have been the Bame
hnd these been named employer and
employe.
.Vor Is It any worse because these
ililn-jM took place on the centwinry of
Lincoln's birth, when a lmiiou wns
pretending to celebrate tint abolition
of slavery, llm becnusi* of thoso the*
aitlcnl trappings attention will be called to the reality beneath. If an nue-
tion block werf erected ln front of
every factory, and the unemployed
were auctioned off each morning, and
those remaining unsold were exposed
to the public while thoy and their fa*
nuiic-a *,u„\, *:...,*), '.V. ;-:*ff'■'.*.« •*"<*-
U'ly v.*ou,(*i not ln«« n vteeU, Hut be*
cntiBo thefle things nro done In secret
tlioy continue. .
, Jt is well that (he light bas b««n
turned ou, own though lt bu thu calcium light ot tho stove.
I'l'''*!   H'it'llCt)   I'llSUOll.-
Illl-a.
-UmniitR'l ,Iu-
MONTHK.M*. Yob. 21—Interest* nl*
I'.-d io be friendly to tbr< Doimiuun
i mil compiiny lmvo hi-fi) buying up
* -'.I' l.locl** of tttt'iA slot-1:, niul iln* t.V.rl
'•niipiiiiy lmvo mnde two offer* fo i!u»j
^'n•l tompnny n« a tonipromUc.       i
TJ.i- Coal ComrfJiy. H •*» «*>■<•.   tt'lH'
'.im .*onrroJ the sf»-*-l company. )
Tickling in   the   Throat
"Just a little tickling in the throat!" Is that what troubles
you? But it Jiangs on! Can't get rid of it! Home remedies don't take hold. You need something stronger—a
regular medfdnc, a doctor's medicine. Ayer's Cherry
Pectoral contains healing, quieting, and soothing proper-
tics of the highest order, Ask your doctor about this.
No alcohol In this cough medicine.  I.e. Autr (*<>.,Uu*u,Mau.
CowMpukm MMltlvtiy prevent* -good health. Thin why allow it to continue? An irtlrt
lh« U»ff at preventive ofdUuM. Ayw'tPuUueUwpttU. WW*loei>e«f Atxtotuil
HARK PROM THE T0MQS
Dally Soelnllst: Ur. Charles .V. i;i-
lot, who hns been designated at the
best t'Aucau-A brain In America. His
speech before the society for RollRlnus
Rdiimfion show*, thai his brain and
Ills education belong lo the ln»t century and becomes sadly confused
with twentieth cenmry i>.ulil-.*ii.t».
He moans bfcmue capitalism the
does not fall It thai, but that 1» what
It means) has rti»stroyed the homo and
mnde of tb* working portion ol the
poj'ulM.OTi * "•fc-OBi-sdlc, ««mt-barbarlc
tribe," but lie sees no wny out of lt
save by scolding employers nnd employes into being "good."
So he preaches ntronuously at the
wicked employers who do not properly
ventilate their factories and who do
not teach trades to their employes,
Then he reads a sermon to the very,
very wicked trades unionism that objects to pace makers, that Insists upon
n minimum wngo, theroby preventing
the employers from placing tho burden
ot industry on old men and children,
nnd that objects to wholesale training
ot scabs under the guise of apprentices.
llnving properly rebuked the two
pnrtles to the grent class strugglo ho
next proceeds to scold tliem tor having struimled. Ho very much regrota
thnt employers and employes hire
flplos, and says "except lu war iho employ ment. of spies Is unethical," This
slnp on the wrist ought to compol'tlio
Pinkertons to dlsbnnd and shnmu tlm
IOinployt'iH' iiHsoclntlon into dlssolut*
Ion.
After nil Dune Is something pitiful
ns woll as lntiKhnble In n mnn who
stands ns n typo of tlio lenrnlng of to-
dny milling such silly rot, Shut up
In tlin floUt-M's of his grunt university,
wnlled lu by the exploited wonlth of
his pntrons, the gront world hns run
on fnr pnsr him.
To lilm the mighty bnttle of classes
that spoils progress to-day ns In his
Htiell-Ml it thrnnteh nil the centuries Is
only a sort of naughty schoolboy's
■.jmuia.. tiiul V...I Un DavHiin-U if ti"-* Mini-1
old gentleman comes along nnd ro*
p»>nu a nursery rhyme about the wlc*
kodnesR of fighting.
Ho tins uo vision of the wider nienn*
t*i<>- nf tiitti utrtiari/le im n'rntMi of tbe
fnct tlmt in the pioldnrint fs bound up
the destinies of the race and Hint pro*
gross Is to be sought not In stopping
the struggle but In the victory of the
workers.
tH
l-Ii
A«k Yajureulf the Quins tion
Why not use Chaml'.erlaln's Pnln
Biiliu when you hav*.* rhcumnflani? We
feel sure that the result will be prompt
and satisfactory. Ono app'icni-'on ••*•
Doves the pain, and many have been
tjrmanently cured by Us tin*, th and 50
cent sites; for sale by all druggists. ,,.-.-.....-DISTRICT- LEDGER.-FERNiE,-- B.C.- FEBRUARY-27-1909 ■
ih
Victim Df Shooting Episode
COMMUNICATION
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23
Prior? to: Death
IXiethbriflge Herald:—The shooting-
of Richard Vadnais.has, developed in-,
to' a murder,""as' Vadnais-TJassea away;,
at the Gait .hospital this morjiin's at,
an.early hour. . a-'... y ■ . '-,,,-. . ^
Twd weeks or more ago Vadnais was
•hot while sitting in his house at his
ranch at* Boundary Creek, near" Cards-
ton. His wife, who was with him at
th'e time,;clalmed'-1ha't'tlie shots" came
irom tlie "outside, "but Vadnais is" reported to have "said that the -shooting
was done by his wife. Anyway Mrs.
Vadnais was arrested ;and committed
for trial «nd Is now at the barrackB in
Calgary.* 11* ^"■■>•*-'."■•'t *■    ■ < k    ■""'■'
} Vadnais and tils wife have had frequent quarrels -and'It was only last
fall that the woman and her brother
appeared In court on a charge of-at
tempting murder but they were1 acquitted. Vadnais threatened after ■ this
episode to separate''!rom his -wife, but
they came.to terms,again.. The next
that waB heard of them waa the shooting of Vadnais and the arrest .of Mrs.
Vadnais. ,-....• .■•,.'; ■,- ■--,. .-.-*,-T
1 .Vadnais' was shot through the jaw
dii two places -and it'was, known from
the time that he was shot, that his
chances of recovery were very poor.
He gradually weakened and died at 1
tfclock this morning tn the hospital,
to'which place he *was" brought "bn tlie;
Monday following the shooting. ;
"j Vadnais was a'French Caiiaiiian,- of
about forty five years of age," and had
been ranching ,*at Boundary Creek [for,
about--ten years.'* He was-well to*'do,
and his ranch Is a.very desirable property. Prior to coming to Canada Vadnais had' roamed aU about Western
Canada and the States. He was a
■wild sort of character, and, .when he
had "liquor ln him he was'practically
-uncontrollable. The ranch" was a
scene of almost continuous quarrelling.
The row last summer was due to a
difference of opinion between man and
Wife over the presence" jri'the home of
relaties of Mrs. Vadnais and their
families.   .  . , ..*•   ■
i Besides*his' wife- Vadnais.is-,surviv-
ed by a daughter who is a student at
the convent here,, and -.two brothers,
both of whom "have-been-her-e during
the   confinement  of  Richard  in  the
Gait hospital. - • ••*	
. ,An.Inquest will be.held immediately
-and-it-is-not-unlikely-that-a-murdor-
charge will be laid without delay.    A-
*The body is at -Addison & Son's
morgue. . -,-'*_ .   1"
BUY  AT HOME
•      LETHBRIDGE, Feb
Editor^District Ledger :.,,.,„ ' ',,.,    „,„
Sir':*? Owiiig,to the-fabt'Lthata \ritic-
ism otmine, re the/'Macdonaiajncid.,
ent;" which appeared in the Southern
Alberta Labor Bulletin, was copied by
the .Ledger, will you "Kindly find space
for a-'letter from\Mr': iMacdona'li^ ;-!lii*
reply to me.    I make no comment;
Mr. ,H**a'cdonald's letter .'is all .the com-,
ment'--needed:"* ' ■* -'      •* '■-.* •>.*•-* -• . -v
Txiurs truly,
W. SYMO^DS^'"
"Proletarian"
.-  The following is the letter:
Editor Lahor Bulletin* - ■': -•-'-*■- •
In .a recent.issue' of your paper
there appeared a letter,signed "Proletarian"., which letter 1 thought-to 'ignore but as some papers are coyping
same, 1-will reply.      ■ „   '
'  Proletarian accuses me. of-being "at1
one time a Conservative, an accusation .of which any-person should be
proud of Jn-.preference to being    a
thief, coward and liar, such as Proletarian is. 1 have never supported the
Conservative party, though 1 look with
pride on the efforts of that political
party to better the conditions of our
country. Proletarian then states that
the.Incidents leading up to my departure from the Conservatle party were
of political nature.   But Mr. Editor, I
have never yet been asked to sell out
the people I represented for a senator-
ship -such as some of the Proletarian
office seekers claim in this section of
the country.   When a supposed representative of Unpeople Is approached
by a buyer, then the seller, of the people and their rights must appear   to
the buyer'as the meanest class ., of
a cur and must be guilty' of such actions at times.  ■ .      •......,.■,    .
' Proletr'ian also, states that Macdonald tried to 'deliver the Labor vote to
the Liberal "party.. Macdonald,1, or any
other .person cannot deliver the La-
hor, .vote ;at -present, .whatever *< they
may be Induced to do in the future.
A few. months ago politicians of a
shady character tried' to .deliver the
Labor vote, pleaded for the support of
Labor and. got it where the. chicken
got the'axe,
Macdonald.was elected by the rank
and file -of District No.. 18 and stands
to-day as ^t'he ■officer elected In District. 18. '    .
But, Mr. Editor, elections do not
count with thiB great Socialist party,
and.in the future it is to be appointments such as has been.done lately in
District 18.
- The Socialist, party have many good
men but it appears that they must
keep,quiet or lose their caste in the
party '-and let the -vtllians go on and
perform their dirty work. ,
There are -several Socialists ln this
part of the country who do not look
with pleasureTon recent -happenings
in District IS.-, ; '-..,■
.. Proletarian finally winds .up his dirty letter stating that the "mills of .the
gods grind slowly and small'.'but Mr.
Editor If ,the above mentioned mills
cTn^Tlffd~airyt"iiifig^maller^or~dirtler
than Proletarian,  ' the public would
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Sixtieisn' Yeafs 0 Id anaVa Bold
Bad Man--H is Gareer as
;    terrorist Ceases
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OF INTEREST TO
SvA. VETERANS
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: GRETA .FALLS, Maat., Feb, .23 -
Although he is only 1G years of age,
Mtlbert "Hatch stands convicted of a
train robbery. After debating for 30
hours the Jury "that had listened to the
evidence in the case brought in a verdict that branded the youth as a criminal. ' '" '
,-.The testimony showed that Hatch, in
company with two -other boys who are
17 years of age, held up at passenger
train on the Shelby line mf the G..
N. R. a few weeks ago. While ame
of the youths held a revolver at the
head .of the engineer the other searched the passengers and secured about
.$100.. -, i
Wm. Ransall, 'one of the accused is
now on trial.
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TOKIO, Feb. .23.—The special correspondence of the Ashai irom San
Francisco continues to represent the
situation as most alarming.. The
specials claim that anti-Japanese sentiment is rapidly spreading, and that
the, war feeling in America is general.
The: specials, -widely circulated* and
copied, continue to sustatn- the feeling
of. uneasiness among the Japanese
agitation by the 'California '.legislature
in a lengthy editorial - .tin the anti-
Japanese sentiment iu America, published to-day 'says: ... , *." '
"Americans oontinue to regard Japan with suspicion and this ill-feeling,
continues, notwithstanding the efforts
of the Japanese government and people to -prove the sincerity and -cordiality of-their feelings^
, "This dispute' extends throughout
Europe. It is incomprehensible "to our' Unclassed
people why America and Europe continue to'regard Japan as seeking for
war."*Two are enough.'-' We want nothing^ but-peace in the'future. 7War
; ' Toronto, Feb. 12, 1909
At a large gathering of Imperial S.'
A. Veterans.held last evening tl}e*gen-
eral secretary "of ^thfe association:'presented a report of, the interview , with
Sir • F*re'derick . Borden.'     .  ,";' ;: 7
It was stated that" when the*'deputation met. the-govemment last month
Sir Frederick "Borden was absent in
England, and as. an alternative proposal in. the petition presented, was a
subject of .military organization, a reply to the petitioners could not be given until .the .retuni of the Minister-of
Militia. On the arrival'of the;latter,
Mr. Hal.B. McGiven, M. P., for. Ottawa, arranged an interview and introduced the deputation to ' him:* last
Thursday which consisted of A. H.'D.
Hair .of Montreal, Captain'A. C. Webb
and A. Parker of Ottawa, and Shelford
Grimwood, general secretary, of. Toronto.'       '     ■■*    ■
Sir Frederick Borden was informed
that if the government could not see
its way clear to grant our petition on
the first proposal, the association was
prepared, in return for 320 acres of
land freehold, to form themselves into
a Canadian army reserve for a'period
of ten years free of all cost. ■ The following statistics were handed in and
showed the . composition of the proposed reserve:
Cavalry
Officers " '     IS
Non-coms.' .  110
Hank ....   ..' '-*.. 329
Unclassed " 1118
B.  E. WALKER, President
ALEXANDER  LAIRD, Gen. Manager.
Paid-up Capital    $10,000,000
Reserve Fund   .-. 6,000,000
Branches throughout Canada, and in United States and England
BANK   MONEY   ORDERS
. " „     "  . ISSUED AT THK FOLLOWING RATES ■
$5 and under '  3c
■•   a   ■     ' Over §5 and not exceeding $10... Cc
' ,7   . .       ... Over $10 and not exceeding $30 ..10c ■      °
■"■    t  \ ; Over $30 and not exceeding $50. ,15c
These orders are payable at par "at every office of a Chartered-bank in
Canada (except in the Yukon) and at the principal banking points in the
United States. They are negotiable at $4.90 to the £ sterling in Great
Britain and Ireland.     . ,      _ '
They form an excellent method of remitting small sums of money with
safety and at small cost and may be obtained  without delay.
R0YA L
HOTEL
FERNIE
H. W. TRENHOLME,
Manager, Fernie.
HOWELL VS, TROTTER
1575
Infantry   .
Officers .,'.   ...' ,   8
Non-Corns,  ....   .... 97
Hank ..i"-.''.: ...  7 .-.':.., 399
Unclassed     913
Officers ...
.Xon-Coms..
Hank	
'Unclassed „
Artillery
1417
• 6
39
50
95
R. E.
Offioers ..
Xon-Coms.
Hank 	
,-. "....v.:. 7
, ... " "...''..'•' 23
 '...' .."33
.-;., ..'    . "'      ,.  63
Grand total 3150,,subject to positive
additions* from* returns;' not".ye?    to
with America could only be forced by' ^g^
the United States threatening the bide-- j 0I..tn'iB total number 110 men'are
pehdence of Japan. It* is unnecessary '-imperial-,, reservists and in the event
for -America to fortify against the Ja- of i01^, sCi1€me being adopted It Is' in-
panese
The editorial concludes by quoting
tended to ask the. Imperial government
to'allbw-thSese men .to-be transferred.
like to see Its" Initials .to tho next' letter, written by,same', to the Southern
Alberta Labor Bulletin. MC
the text of Roosevelt's communicat-J About/12 .men are suffering* from dlsa-
lon to the California legislature ex-. bflity-smch as'the loss-of a-leg or arm
pressing the belief that the passage of j'andjtjjgas. suggested that;;these should
the bill would lead to serious conse-j not. be debarred from the. reserve, as
The following is the reply of the
Winnipeg Trades Council to the strictures made by Col. Howell on Mr.
W. R. Trotter, which was recommended for publication at the meeting on
Thursday night: ,
,' A matter of great importance to organized labor appeared in the daily
press of January 30 in reference to Mr.
Trotter, the Dominion Trades Congress
representative to Great Britain. Col.,
Howell of the Salvation army said that
from personal knowledge of Mr. Trotter he Is forced to the conclusion that
he is biased in his opinion, and further
that Mr. Trotter has not the confidence of a large section of organized labor in. Canada in his denunciation' of
the Salvation'army aiid its method, of
emigration. The Winnipeg Trades'
Council after serious ,, consideration,
have, decided - to, answer the . gallant
Colonel '(in spirit and in truth) and
,the handling will be done without any
gloves on.    • -■■      ■ i. «     .   '.'
**". " *""  "
The opposition. on the part of the
S.A; arose by reason of the Dominion
Trades Congress sending Mr. Trotter
to Britain • to state- the actual facts
regarding the labor market, and as
far as possible to prevent the suffering
that would accrue to those who would
break up their homes to come to Canada, to an already overcrowded labor
market.- 'Mr.-Trotter has"met"'with
opposition from a number of-souces,
among which the Salvation army, has
imputed want of faith in Mr.. Trotter.
Organized labor needs not the opinion
of the Colonel- regarding the integrity
and veracity of Mr. Trotter. It totally,
denies the statement that part of organized labor is not-with Mr, Trotter,
-Concerning_the-Prlnciples_and methods
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Up-to-date
Call in and
see.us once
-A retail dealer a short time ago distributed a pamphlet giving the following reason Why you. should" .trade; at
hoine. ' ,    .     '      .
1: You see,'examine and are satisfied with your purchase before investing  - • ■   >"■ ■
2: Your merchant Is willing to correct errors or replace defective articles without cost to'you.
3: When you need credit you get
It. , You are obliged to pay cash to
catalogue houses.
,4: When you get credit nt home, be
fair and spend your cash there.
6: Your home merchnnt .pays local
taxes and invests his profits in his
business,
"C. The catalog' houses pay no local
taxes nor do they increase tho value
of your property, but rathor make your
taxes heavier by driving tax-paying
firms away.
7: Your home merchnnt cheerfully
contributes to public demands such as
libraries, pnrkB, churches and charity
but the catalogue houses do not,
8: If your town is good enough to
live In It Is good enough to spend your
money in,
fl: Tho best citizen patronizes home
Industry. Be a citizen; you will on*
joy lt.
10. Bring your catalogue house cash,
plus freight, plus cartage, to your own
merchant and he will certainly do as
well If not better, quality considered.
11: ItocniiHe you cannot buy "tlio reliable  brand ot Bhlrts, pants, ovor*
alls, Jnckets, sheep and duck coats, collars, etc, from the catalogue houseu.
12: You lose your timo in sending
out of your own town, and you Iobo
your temper when you seo what you
get,    It Is a losing  game nil around.
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ADJUSTED THEIR  DEFERENCES.
NOW OFFICIALLY OUTLINED
Her
Hereafter Canada  Must Control
Own Forces
LONDON, Feb. 23—The text of the
scheme for an Imperial general staff
is Issued In a parliamentary paper.
The following are the, chief points:
* l—All forces ln the empire are to
be organized for''war'on. the same
principles by a general Btng, which
must be an entity throughout tho empire,    i .,'-..-, .'■'!
2—Uniformity In training officers
for general staff lu to be secured by
recognizing the staff college at Cam*
berley for somo years to come as the
central school of military education
for the empire and sending Ub graduates to oversea dominions. Uniformly
made curriculums and examinations to
prevail.
3—Uniformity In carrying out. staff
duties to bo attained by encouraging
graduates of staff colloges to undorgo
further training in England or India,
and systematically exchanging Imperial goneral staff officers throughout
the empire.
Sir E. Ward, permnnent under secretary of Btnte for war states thnt In
nn Introductory letter tho army council has kopt In view tlio contingency
of tho dominions desiring to glvo help
to the mother country In war, oven If
thoy only accepted definite responsibility far local defence,
The only roply so far rocolvod Ib
from Canada which agrees to the
principles, but Bafoguardu Hb own control ovor local forces, and pronilBes to
pny for Handing Canadian staff officers to Cnmborloy.
quences. The paper contends that
this message shows that even the Federal ' government, regarded It as probable, but .that is was a mistake.
THE BOYCOTT STILL UNCERTAIN'
. in case', of hostilities' they-: could fill
! positions such"as clerks or storekeep-
' ersl y'' -r ■
I .Major--General Lake and .General Ot-
J ter as well as other.prominent members of the Militia council and general
staff,' strongly support the proposed
scheme.. , - ■ •-'.'
Whlel everyone connected with tho Replying to a question of Sir Fred>
protracted litigation between the Me- erick Borden, the general secretary
tallic Roofing company arid the Sheet;- stated -.that; 91' per. cent of the men
Metal Workers union should be con-j were prepared to-'settle on the land
gratulated on a setlement out of court personally, arid in order to offer every
the result leaves the law ln the samel inducement possible for the grants to
state of uncertainty as before the ac-1 be taken up; arrangements were being
tion was entered, " It Is In a measure- j made to grant loans of about$500 ,'to
unfortunate that after decisions from each settler, at a low rate of interest,
the lower court, the Divisional court, and to spread over a number of years,
The labor dlsputo between the Metallic Roofing company and tlio Sheet
"Metal Workers union which haa been
beforo tho courts for nearly four
years has been adJiiHtod. ReproHon*
tatlvoB of both parlies at n confer*
ence on Snt'irilny nettled the illffor*
er.ceu. The terms of tho settlement
have not been made known but lt Ib
understood that ono Important result
Ik the removal of lho product of thu
Metallic Roofing company from tho
unfair list of the Shoot Metnl Workers
I* *•*••  I..       ,   .,   ....(..In*   .,*  It.r,   *if.
a»«»«w»(,        *..,.,   ».»» . a fc   .,   . i. - . ....   V.    ....    ,•
ilnn ,\f-*nlna» tbe unlnn for dnmnROB nn
the ground of boycotting, tho privy
council hnving set naldo the award of
17,50*0 mado by the trial courts against
the union,
IMMIGRATION    f HOaVfcO'f.*
CURRENT YEAR
-rOvl
LONDON'. Yeh. 23—John Durns, pre
sldent of tho local government board,
hns granted $20,000 In order to emigrate Westham's unemployed to Cannds
and Australia. A Liverpool despatch
nays emigration prospects thli year
are not promlslntf t.» regard* Cnuftda,
The Allan liner, Corsiciin sailed yesterday for Canada with a large number
or second claas passengers, also ft big
party ot boys and girls for Mrs. Dirt's
th-tfterlng hornet.
LORD'S DAY ACT
EDMONTON, Fob, 24—"Mosos
founded the Inwa In tho olden tlnioH,
but Jobub found It convenient to
brenk them, nnd ho wob more tolerant
than p.*oplo ore nowadays," wan the
Btartllng slat.intent of CornelliiB Weber), M. h. A.. In roply to an nddrt'SB
te the momberu of the leglsluturo by
W, M. HochoBter, general necrotiiry
of the LordB dny alliance, who wiih
heading a delegation to protcHt ngnhiHt
lho running of Sunday earn In Cnlgnry
nnd Edmonton. TIiIh afternoon nn act
to amend tho Btnitito law como boforo
n*c In".!''- P.r.d c'-.'atift'n xc, nf t\\\* nM
wn« the one taken objection to, It
provides for n plebiscite being taken
by municipalities on the question of
Sunday cub, Mr. RocheMer took the
ground Hint every city Hhould bIiow n
enso of renBonnble necessity before a
, ... ,        1 Tf   -       4.*n'.~.4.  '.I. ..♦
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Cnlgary and Edmonton havo not established such a case and In the name
ot the Alliance nsked that thoy bo not
allowed to operate
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LADIES' COLLEGE QUARANTINED
HACKVILLE, N. B* Yah. 24-One
hundred and fifty students at Mount
AllUmt Udleu colic lie here aro In
close quarantine as a result of an
outbreak of scarlet fever. There Aro
four students and one maid down
with tbe disease, which Is of a mild
type.
the Court of Appeal and the Privy
council the peoplo Interested are still
uncertain as to whether certain lines
of action In Industrial conflicts aro
legal or illegal. This is not ns lt
should bo. Every citizen should know
his rights under tho rlaw and It is tho
duty of parliament to declare tliem.
Tho Judges ond law Lords of the
Privy Council are quite Justified ln refusing to do the work and boar tho
responsibilities of. parliament by making lnws whero nono o.xist, In that
refusal they give decisions, on technicalities, thus causing the wearying repetition of legal proceedings, It Is
clearly the duty of parliament to state
In tho clearest language what acts nro
legnl nnd what nro Illegal.
In thiB case a Judgment, for $7,500
was entered against-the trndos union.
An appeal whs mndo to tho Divisional
Court nnd tho Judgment wan suBtnln*
ed. From this It wns carried to the
Court of AppenI, tho finding of the lower court being ngriln BUHtnlned,, An
nppenl wnfl cnrrlod to tlio privy council, and thero tho decision of the two
appellate courtB of Canada was reversed and a new trial ordered, So far
ns the case Ib concerned lt Ib fortunate thnt a Bottlomont hus boon secured. So fnr nn Iho public aro concerned
no ono knows whether tho union did or
did not trnnBgrosB tho laws of tho Dominion of Cnnnda, Any firm thnt
was subjected to tlio same attack that
wns mndo on the .Motnlllo Hoofing Co,
does not know whotlier or nor It lm«
legnl redrew. Any union following
llio course of tlio Sheet Motnl Workers does not know whether it Is or is
not trnnsgrcsulng the lnw, While tho
policy which should be ndopied mny
be a matter for tho widest differences
thus giving a man a fair chance of be
coming a most desirable settler and
his own master. Though he knew of
some cases whero the men would sell
their warrants, every endeavor would
be mndo to prevent them getting into
the hands of land sharks or devils,—
which Is their correct name.
Sir Frederick Borden, In his reply
to the deputation, stated that, ho regretted his recent absence from Canada prevented him from expressing
any definite opinion on tho subject
now, but he was vory much Interested
In the proposed scheme, which wob deserving nnd worthy of full conflldernt*
ion, nnd he could promise his most
cnroful, closoBt and sympnthotlc consideration.
The generni secretnry wns requested
to furnlBh the Mllltla council by the
ond of tho month with n complete nominal roll of tho membern of tho iisbo*
'elation.
A general conference will ho held In
Toronto early In .March and delegato»
from nil over tho Dominion will nB*
Bomblo,
of the Salvation army,' and the feeling
after reading, the Dominion Trade Con-,
gress report, is that the Colonel Is guilty of a terminological inexactitude.
It is a serious reflection upon the
wealth producers of this Dominion that
a public irian such a3 Colonel Howell,
should cast reflection upon the representative of organized labor, and for
that reason a few facts gathered from
the report might iriake the public acquainted with the laudable work with
which the Colonel' is engaged, and
which is dear to his heart. Organized
labor ln recent,, years has has good
ground for complaint In thnt, seeing
that the power to labor in the indl-
dividual is bought and sold like other
commodities, the market- in which organized labor operates haB become totally glutted even to unnecessary suffering; and on investigation one of the
main causes was traced to the shady
immigration policies of a number of
associations engaged in pursuit of the
dollar regardless of the consequences,
While the report Is startling In matter
nnd detail, It is further supplemented
by a statement from Mr. Trottor, In
speaking before the Edinburgh Trades
Council In.Scotland on February 11 tli.
In which ho says:
"Tho Salvation Army has issued n
booklet entitled 'Tto tho Surplus,' and
that lt wns full of mis-statements regarding Immigration generally, and
that thc object of tlio S,A, was not
to help the emlgrrml so much as to
acquire the government boniin on agricultural laborers nnd the comminHlon
on BtonmBhlp nnd rnllwny fiiroo, Aftor
the delegntos nt the Trndos Congrofls
ot Halifax' opened fire on the S. A.
policy and methods nf emigration, Col,
good than merely helping men to go
and compete with their fellows ln the
race for a bare existence, making only
animals of them.     Mr.  Simpson objected to the army even bringing immigrants to the farm lands of Canada
and he cited the recent harvest excursions to show that'there"are loo many
men ln the country even for the farm
work that has to be done.    He condemned the S. A. for lack, of conception of economic conditions in carrying on their Immigration propaganda.
He held that any religious organization
entering into commercialism have   to
be mighty careful of what they do. In
closing he said that the Salvation army
would never have the sympathy of the
wage earners so long as' they are the
instrument which makes it harder for
the men to earn ' livelihood. It appears
to me that were profit not the motive
among the various immigration agencies they would soon disappear.   The
man with a.home thinks twice, makes
full enquiries, knowing full well that
a false move means financial distress.
IJut there are many who never become
sufficiently' industrious to possess    a
home; in the true sense of the .word,
and It often happens that this class are
ever ready to be on the move for they
have little tb lose, and come quite handy to the agency man who' sees    in
them, a commission or a bonus.   Here
is another extract from the Dominion
Trades Congress report from Mr. Trotter's   remarks: Recently   the   Army
sought, an agreement with the British
S. A. company-to inaugurate an emigration movement to Rhodesia, which,
according to General Booth, was to be
the'"biggest thing since Moses. As the
B..S. A. company were.not prepared
to.hand out as much money as he required the scheme was abandoned   so
that Canada will still receive,the undivided attention of the Army, Mr. Trotter has been a   Christian all "his life,
--—  a ..  _  *'..a- a - ..      - ..       .....,-ru a. ,- ,-,..
uiiu—nc-raiaLcuTwii- Cunawinunift—ii id-investigation that it was with great
reluctance he submitted his findings,
but he felt he would-only be doing
his duty to organized labor and the
public in stating facts which still
challenge contradiction. If Col. Howell
continues to think that Mr. Trotter
lacks the confidence of organized labor, Col. Howell can receive this intimation that the Dominion Trades Congress have given Mr. Trotter another
year to carry on his valuable propaganda against profit, grafting emigration
agencies. While it is not the desire to
cast any reflections on the higher and
better alms of the Salvation army, organized lnbor seeks first to protect the
economic interests of the worker,
The-' substance of this matter along
with further reports, are contained in
the Dominion'Trades Congress report,
printed nt Halifax, N.S.
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Bar supplied with the finest
brands of Wines, Liquors
'  and Cigars
MRS. S. JENNINGS,.Prop. .,
(Formerly of Central"Hotel)
Many Sleepiest Night Owing to a Persistent Cough, Relief Found at lt*al
THE STANLEY CUP
OTTAWA, Feb, 2.1—According to n
decision reached to-night by tlio Stanley cup trustees, Albert Kerr of "tlio
Ottawns, Joe Hnll and Stove Vnlr of
thn Wanderers, and mnny of the plovers on tho challenging teams will not
be* allowed to tnko port In th*i coining
matches for the Stnnley cup. Mr,
Fornn will Bond letters to ench of ihe
challenging tennis, viz,, Renfrew, the
Shfimroel'H of Winnipeg, nnd tlm.cliiun*
ploiiH of tlio Ti'inlHknniliiK bfin-uK nti-l
the Ontario league, requesting tliem
"For novernl winters past my wife
haB been troubled with a moBt persistent nnd disagreeable cough which invariably extended over a period of several weoks nnd caused her many sleep*
Iobb nights," writes Will J. Hnyner,
editor ot the Durluy, Colo., Bullet In.
"Vnrloiis'remedleB wero tried each
yenr with no beneflclnl rcBiiltH. In November lnflt tho cough ngnln put In nn
appoaranco nnd my wlfo acting on the
suggestion of a friend, piirchnsed a
botlo of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy,
HOTEL FERNIE
The Hotel of Fernie
Fernie's Lending Commercial
and Tourist House
S. F. WALLACE, Prop.
KING'S HOTEL
Bur supplied with  the best Wine*.,
Liquors anil Cigars
DINING  ROOM  IN CONNECTION
JOHN P0DBIELANCIK, Prop.
, ,       ,,    ,„ ,. ,, ,,,„ . ., i to forward nt onco n lUt nf their pro*
of opinion, nil will ngroo that th   lnwj b „,„   ,      „ .,,,„ ,l]M „lfl ,,ntfl „.„„„
should bo mndo as clenr am dofl.u o »     , , T|M,
as the poHnlblltlci of language    will \mttem ,„,„„,, ,0 ,mp „,, p,fty„rH who
allow.—Toronto Qlobo. |.invo ^nvitl} ,„ nthnp |0fUr„0 th,„ „„„,,
 '•' I son, or who were mn with the chnll*
During the trlnl of n mnn wlio lind'Cing.iig tonni on iinunry ind, tho dim:
mndo nn unsuccessful attempt nt mil-,of tlio opening of tho eastern Cnnndn
cldu a lawyer lind badgered thu- witness hotkey nsHO-rln-ton. lt will nl#o #*f*
to an oxttspernlliig degree und evident* j feet the defenders of tho trophy, th«*y
ly Intended ot pursue tho Hiime courBo llielng mndo to play without the men
'Willi H HlfVUa ■Apt'*''A. l.iK  ..•A.i;  •■ a*-i..^ai...
... ... Tho roHult was indeed marvMloui**. Af*
1 Iowol , who .wan proBont and heard (0,. thre0 (l0Hfi8 th0        „ en||rol   (,,B
the debate, remarked that ho thought-nppeftm, nni, hnB not ninnlfPsied it*
it was time he began lo study the hcI* m]. B|nc0„     Th,B fmQi   ,„ tQm m]Q
onco of cconomcB (evidently not bo* by „„ dtm*|8,*..
foro ho noeded tho knowledge.) Try to |
Imagine a pioneer of bouIh trying   toj
bundle tho labor problem without   a'
knowledge of ocononiln-t,    Col Howell I
admitted tlmt tlio tinny woh In   thei
btiBlncBB for money, but not for him*:
self but for colonization purposes, nnd i
If thin bo ho the army fomi'S under the j
Hfimo e'lHtUiulon dm any other rutlili'HS;
cmployfr who seeki* profit from   the,
sweat of tin? toiler,   It Is n Binl nnd n
sorry Rpcctncln to -n't* the H, A. —
which Is out to pilot ilia drunkard nnd
slnnnr to hi'iivwi—i-.'.'1-.lng to skin him
for n commission on tlin road, for thnt
Is JiiBt wliot It melius,     Tlm first Ioh-
Hf)ii Hint the Colonel will l.-rirri In cent
DO NOT PAY
To the 8ul*ferors of tha FernU Fire on
Aug. 1st, 1008.
Grcotltigfl:
1 d«*fllrn to cnll your nttontlou to
the iicct'HhUy of sum*- d^flnlti* I'lau
buInK ndopied for n flim! dl*-.poKi<lo*-
of the fundi' so Ki'iU'iont'ly coMtiHui-
The New
QUEEN'S HOTEL
Will open for business tho flrst week
In Mnrc-h. Rullt expressly for
It's n dandy, como nnd nun ir
Workingmans Trade
ROBICHAUD,   ROSS   BROS.'  &  CO.
Proprietors
(W. A, Ross,  Man/iQer.)
oinlfH Is tho' lnbor •'"..iIiih-h all won Iih | od towards your nfiKlsinnce,
HI,il  tlmt   to lulioi   I?  Jus-H*-  bt'k'ii,','*.
Vl*»n*T»rf">'ilent   Innn-s Rlmpson or Tor
You arc awnn?
that
..     4,  t,
a Hubstnmlnl
-      -II      4, ...     •
nlnr.4,
who next took tha stnnd.
"You say you tnlked with the accused nn.hour nftor tlio attempt?" tho
lawyer demanded.
"Ol did."
"And did ho glvo nn renson for attempting suicide?"
"He did snd It was a good reason
too."
"Well, and whnt renson did he
Blv#?"
"Sure, an' he ssld he wanted io kill
himself," Pst nnswer'-d and upnot the
court.
,1     ,X,r,\.    ,.4,,,,;
aldiuinry 2nd. It Is ono of tho mom
far renchlng divisions ever hnnded out
by tlio trustees.
onto, delivered himself very strongly7r
on ifu* evil ol tltr n, A, \m'hcx <.,( immigration,     id* ••.till orniii'tzcd labor
hnd long prot.'v*'-d tttutltm Inillscrlm-
mlnnte Immlgrnilon.   Ho snld nrgnnlz*
WARNING
Miners, Veep away from
Hillcrest, Alta., as a dispute
Is ix-ndlng ihcre now.
nro pnld In nddlMi-n «o whnt bet l>f*Hi
1 fulvnncf'd for Hm purr-huso of liimln>r
I and building materials.
1    As fnr fin I nm nwnro no plan hns
ed labor hnd bi"ti much persecuted Ini t)fi0n ndopied nnd submitted to you for
• '_.'..   ...nv,f..  4,Ta<*  >,'til  *•,.>,.*,   pll'If-Cn,!   irlt>» ' t ,....,,, . ,     ,
trying to cr.*ui.* n monopoly in labor I J^' ^llli Vho money when 'iepalAM
The Army, Ik- bell.-vid. was nnlmnte.l| .      TIlorcfore r rotlJ.c,f..lh.
by a high spiritual Mi-nl, they thought!" °,r,,n(1" , T,ltrtroro » resptcirullj
that emigration from r.nglnnr1 to Can-1 ft,,vUo n"(' ,m^m[' Uinl no ri"pfty
ndH might work an .conomlc" Improve- "»»•>* of nn*' lofln for •""■»,«-r *•"• ••'■■■•<•
ment. He did nm believe It would In* materials bo mndo by anyone until
ncrompllsh fhls.tlte cnndlilnns In   the I such time ns somo definite plan Is ad
POLLOCK WINE
CO.,   LTD.
Wholesale Liquor Dealers
A  full Murk il   II feu* AnVt
United States hI-ovm-.) thnt no Improve,
ment hnd boon wrniiRht by bringing
immlprnntK ther-* ti rr-IlM*** con gost Ion
In tho old Innd. Canndr. wns showing
Die »ame thing, If tl.'- Salvation army
would give moro nti'-tiMon to property
ownership they would be doing   moro
opted and submitted to all tire suff-
i*r'<r« for their npr>rov«l snd consent.
Wlttilng you nil the compliments of
the sof ..n.
i our friend and well wuh«*r.
V. H. Shtrmar
CLUB CIGAR STORE
FERNIE
The only reliable   plsce   lu town for
cbolce pipes and tobncio.
W. A. INGRAM, Prop. PAGE  FOUR
THE  DISTRICT  LEDGER,  FERNIE,        B.C.  FEBRUARY 27 1909
®&e Cistrirt £tb$tt
|1.00 a year in advance.. . Address all communications to the "Manager" District Ledger. Fernie B. C.
Rates for advertising on application.
We believe, through careful enquiry, that all the
advertisements in this paper are signed by trustworthy
persons, and to prove our faith by words, we will make
good to actual subscribers any loss Incurred by trusting, advertisements that prove to be swindles; but we
do not attempt to adjust trifling disputes between
subscribers and honorable business men who advertise,
nor pay the debts of honest bankrupts.
This offer holds good for one month after „the
transaction causing the'complaint; tbat 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,
OFFICE PHONE 48
'RESIDENCE 9 Manager.
DRIFTING?
The Prank Paper, one of the "pull the string"
kind, cries out for both parties to get together and
support a man'so as to try and defeat their supposed Socialist candidate. They are terribly scared
lest Frank Sh-erman will run. It would certainly
take a very strong combination of the two to beat
him if he did. The Prank paper evidently concedes
this much.
. The ruling class in soeu'ty, known as "business
interests." not understanding the laws governing
' spcial development, are vainly 'attempting to sweep
back the oncoming wave of Socialism with the
"Partington broom." A yellow press is working
upon the miseries of the workers in order to arouse
race'hatred between the "East and West;" and
jingo poets write banat verse hoping to mislead
them by the* "black magic of patriotism" what
time the capitalists will loose the leash of the war
dogs.* '    ■
"Trade follows the Flag," is.aa shibboleth of
capitalism, wiheh implies expansion of markets.
United States is becoming acquainted with the fact
that competition means death as well as life.^aiid
the numerous industries which have closed down'
in that country readily bear witness. c'   .
Japan in a few decades sprang from feudalism
; to an industrial nation, and is now demanding ad-
. mission to the world's market, for like the rest of
industrial nations, Japan has a surplus product to
dispose of,'similar to the products of other coun-
tries, but PRODUCED CHEAPER, -The latter-fact
lias enabled Japan to displace, the "Stars and
Stripes" from the trading ships.to China, and the
flag of the "Rising Sun" flies undisputed and supreme over commerce on the Pacific. One need
not look far to see where the danger lies, and the
capitalist fully realizes that an idle, hungry, working class is a menace to the existing regime'; no
markets mean no work—in short, revolution.
The declaration for Socialism by great labor
organizations will cause some peculiar moves to be
.made on the politcal chess board.      Members of
.the British ruling" class have been ..heard" to sta*,-;
~fliat"t"}re}-"wom7l^athi-T'~g^
'.beaten beyond hope of recovery,by Germany thfii.
see a working class party in power., The capital';::
-class controls every institution, education, politi*'-.*',
religious and industrial.     Already a press censni*-
. ship exists which is moulding and preparing public
opinion-for the crises-which-the capitalist can foresee, and the clergy will not hesitate■ to. arouse' a
.blood-hunger iir a war-maddened people in the
'name of the Prince of Peacei   ' The future appears
dark and danger looms ahead, but the*increasing
solidarity of the workers might prove the foil to
the capitalists; yet, nevertheless, permanent peace
-  can never be expected so long ns one class possesses
and controls the means of production use by an
other cln
The Prank Paper, dealingJ with the political
outlook for their, district states that J. A. Macdonald is seeking to receive-the endorsement of the
Liberal and Conservative parties, arid'/hopes by
this means' to be able'to.beat the Socialist candidate, whom he presupposes to be Frank Sherman,
and Macdonald states if he could do so "he would
feel that the greatest ambition of his life had. been
consummated."- Poor fellow, that shows where
his partyism lias led him. Further on the Frank
Paper .says " . -. . These,do not forget that Mr.
Macdonald opposed with all ,his might their party
four years ago, and while he fell into line in the
recent federal elections, they do* not feel that that
affords any warrant for placing him ahead of the
old party men. who have never deserted the party
standard." They say again "What has Mr.
Macdonald ever done for this district that he
should be given preference over men who" have devoted all their energies to the upbuilding of the
district?"
Poor fellow, nobody wants to help him in the
consummation of his greatest ambition— beating
Frank Sherman. Even, the old party men hate
deserters.
AN OVERLOADED MARKET
Some bf the Saskatchewan papers make a great
noise about their wonderful government. About
the progress, thrift and ability of their government
officials. ' But there is a blot on the Saskatchewan
government that can only be erased by a' very
large sum of money and that is.THE GLOBE FIRE
INSURANCE SWINDLE.   \
That any government' in the realm of British
fair play'. WOULD BE SO LAX AND IGNORANT
AS TO ALLOW A FAKER TO START UP A COMPANY WITH ASSETS AMOUNTING TO $300 OR
$400 AND WRITE UP INSURANCE AMOUNTING TO $60,000 is beyond comprehension. Dean
s certainly a fine specimen and should be watched
wherever he goes. *      '
We think that if the sufferers here were to band
together and hire a good, smart lawyer, that' the
"wonderful" government of Saskatchewan could
be held responsible, and surely they ought to be.
The Dominion Statutes call for a deposit with the
minister of insurance of the sum of fifty, thousand
dollars'to guard against swindles-of-the Dean type,
and his clique, but- the '' shrewd, thrifty, businesslike" government of Saskatchewan can allow these
selJLpaying,Jiigh4.salarJe(Lshacpers_to^taj'.Liip,and.
STEAL the unsuspecting public's money through
their ignorant and selfish agents, and'do it,all on
lies and bluff. It is about time that the government of Saskachewan'woke up and squared itself.
The only feasible way of removing the stain that
rests upon it is to "go good" to the policy holders
in the Globe.        ' •'.'"-
There are two;' or perhaps three other companies
in Saskatchewan, that are in much the same boat
as the Globe.     They should be closed out.
This is a fair sample of the Capitalistic,, government. -Yet the workingmen of the country will
vote tliem back again next election, It is time
for the workers to arise and control the government. There is only one way, BUT THAT
WOULD BE SOCIALISM.
KILLS SEVEN
In Railway Camp—All of the
Victims aro Swedas and
: Badly Mangled
FORT WILLIAM, Ont. Feb. 25—As
I- ' l-a
the result of a, premature explosion In
a rock cut, oa the National Transcontinental railway,- 108-miles north of
Nipigon, seven men were, blown to
death.     ( x ., ',
The accident happened on Wednesday last but the bodies did not arrive
in Nipigon until]Saturday.
Details are meagre, and whether
any were Injured by the explosion is
not known. ■ All the dead men are
Swedes. Their bodies were brought
in to Nipigon in packing cases.
PORT ARTHUR, Ont., Feb. 24—A
few details have reached here of a
dynamite accident resulting in , the
death of seven Swedes, railroad laborers, on the National Transcontinental
line 120 miles north of Nipigon, Coroner Brown.and Attorney General M.
Langworthy have gone "down to conduct an Inquest at Nipigon. They have
not yet returned. -.The accident was
the old story of a premature discharge
while, blasting in a rock cut. Foreman
Nelson Hanson was one of the victims.
A teamster and a dump man escaped
with slight injuries,,all the others being* instantly killed.'
- '■——    *«ilr»     	
COMPENSATION   CASES
Laurella vs The Crows'Nest Pass Coal
Co. Ltd.:
This was a claim made by the administrator of the'late Gateano Laurella for compensation on account' of
the death of the latter, which occurred at Michel on the 28th of July, 1908
while working in connection-with-the"
company's- stone quarry.
The company contended that the
man was kileld -while away from his
place.- The trial took place before
his honor Judge Wilson at Michel on
the 10th inst., and argument was heard
on the loth inst. at Fernie. -.
. The arbitrators has found in favor
'TWAS% 0FAM0US
VICTORY
%-,-.■ ?. ,'   -   .-'    ,- "     - * ' '■;.*•
n   • ' '
Ledger De-monstrates  Superiorly
at Bowling in a Game with the
Free Press *
f P St 1 tXL f
I
FREE PRESS
Whimster  .* 496
English     .......!.... 369
Volume    '  341
Robertson  343
Wallace :. :.-".. 5J37
Total ' -.' '.. 2106
' „       ,   LEDGER       /
Stanley''   ... 449
Couzens ...  .'' ',. 462
Kennedy  481
Kirkpatrick      :  451
Buckley .-,'361
Total  2204
MAJORITY FOR LEDGER
98
A despatch from London, England, announces
Unit John Hums has appropriated $20,000 to transport the unemployed of "Wcstham to Caiuidn. This
will "be welcome news to the hundreds upon hundreds of out of works in this lnnd. The exact reason or benoiit to be derived from such a move is
not apparent'. True, to a very menial e.xtcnt it
may relieve the congestion of unemployed men in
1 hiit piirtli'iiljir iseelion of England, but what nre
these new arrivals to do when they arrive in this
land?
Can they find employment in tlio minus oi' tlie
west? Most cerlniiily not, as can be nttestetMiy
the hundreds of idle, miners of District ]!*}.
Jn the factories of Eastern Canada.' Decidcdl*,
nut, for thousands of the host nicclmnii's and nrti*
'hums arc iuiximi«ly watching for Uio ".Men Wniit*
I'd" sign *it-tli..' superintendent's offices in all the
liijr. shops nnd factories,
("nu tlie wi'stcru farm lands iissiniilntu nnd
provide iienniinenl shelter und employment for
them? The n-Nulls of the fiirin laborer**:' <»x'<*tir-
sinus lust fall demonstrated that this source ' nf
oinployinmit 1ms been much ovoi'.rutcd, A rush
nl' work for about n couple of months does not
wnmwit a general cxodtis to the gniiii-prndiicing
nrcnt* of tlio west.
Tlie answer is that there is absolutely iiotliin*.*,
for tin' nvorn*.'.' old-countryiiuui to ilo on arriving
iu tli in land. I'mlinlily if n correct eonsiis were
available it tvouJiI be found thnt Ciiniulii lias ns
ninny unemployed in proportion to population' ns
ninny pnrtH of the old country,
Our cities, towns nnd villnjrcs nre Innu'iitnlilv
nv.-rsiin'licd u'ith nil cIhsscn of lnbor. mid the much
boasted farm lands offer no iiiilui'nniont to n man
with no capital.
Truly .Join. Hums litis l/iiled lo inihoin the lnbor
question. Thc shifting of n number of out-of
works from thc old lnnd to Canada is more child's
piny in comparison with the stntesinnnlike nnd
lmmone fiction necesRnry to bring a degree of re-
''ns*. ii, (lie-ai* \,\m- men,
However, John Hums seems to find fnvor iu tho
sight of the clrif-s of men he is about to exile, when
election time ■ nines. The workers lmvo the anlii*
tioM in their own grasp— -it ivnniin** for them to
Jipjly if.
ESTIMATES FOR 1909
/
Elsewhere we publish an. estimated statement
of expenditures for the year ]!)09.
This estimate specifics several things/including
firo department equipment, school hoard, municipal buildings, tire hall, and Inst but not lenst, n
payment on a recreation grounds, which is one
thing that; is very essential indeed. The
Finance committee, ns well na tho ninyor and council, nre to he congratulated on their stand in this
matter, nnd deserve credit for the concise business-
like wny in which thoy have ao far conducted tho
■ilr'nirs of ihe eity.
Hut to do till thoy wish they must get - some
money, and for this reason they are going to call
i public meeting, nnd ask the citizens to vote on
;i by-lnw to secure the necessnry cash through the
snle of dehentures.
We heartily endorse all of these estimates and
Iiope the I'itiz'MiH will not turn down the council jin
thoy did Inst summer on thnt. iji 10,001) proposition.
Fernie now hns an exuellent future before it, and
we should ull he nt the wheel together nud boost
ih*i* along,   More anon,
H'm!
Well!   !
'Rah ! ! !   ,    -
Once more 'Rah ! ! !' !
' Guess we're there ! ! ! ! !
As  bowlers  we  are  k it -k  kt k
Ever get a raise.in salary without
asking for it?        .
Ever have the boss tell you that
you were worktn' too hard, and - let
yoitiott for a month with pay and expenses? -    '
Ever have your ■* best girl throw-
down your rival real hard?     ■'   -
Ever ride on' the street car and the
conductor didn't ask for a fare?
■ These,' and kindred sensations, that
prove to,, be the very exilers of life,
were beaten to a frizzle on Saturday
night at Ingram's great bowling alley;
where' the' red sign lures on ' heavy
bOwlers to reach down the cash prizes.
For'some'time past the bowling germ
has inhabited the top storey of some
of the misguided individuals who are
responsible for the appearance weekly
of the - Victoria' Avenue Literary ■ Digest and Chronicle of Things Old and
New, Principally ,01d. The microbe
got the best of the aforesaid * crew,
and forthwith a bloodthirsty challenge
was hurled into the very midst of our
family circle, just as, we were preparing something, extra-fine on "How-to
Cure Spring Halt in Pet Pigeons" and
' How to Wear a Dickey,and Not Have
it Show under your Vest." : So the
expectant public will Have to contain
themselves until.such'time as we.gather together the trend of our golden
thoughts.—(Just here we had to stop
to answer a question over our brand
new* telephone, if we could get out[a
few'handbills for, a' strawberry social
on the 1st of July.-' We said we would
if we' were not,too busy,' in. -which case
doubt would be O. K..He was under
explicit instructions from the Financial Editor during the game. He also
had his coat off. ■ „ , •
James Sore Finger Robertson has
been reading up a lot about bowling
lately, and his, method of attack is
unique in the extreme. Two or three
strikes.came his way, but smelling
salts were on hand and he was easily
brought to on each and every occasion.' We' predict ■ that the aforesaid
James will be a- good bowler if he
practices hard for the next ten years.
Master Bertie Whimster did well,
considering his age, and made the second biggest noise on the score board.
'Twas rather late when the game was I
drawing to a close and no doubt he
Imagined he should have been sitting
on the edge of the bed^with one shoe
off. There were no ladies in the grand
stand, else the efforts of the aforesaid
Bert would no doubt have been doubled or thribbled. ' However, he's a
good-looking.chap and will be a great
help to '■ the family.
" (Bothered again:" A nifty young
man wanted to know how about new
styles in trousers^ We told him they
still were frayed around the bottom,
and that spikes were used in place
of buttons—for the braces of course,.)
The powers that'be' at Ingram's did
the thing up brown when they came
through with two* boxes of cigars, 25c
brand. We are used to a corn cob and
shag, but are4still alive.
■ Archie Glendenning and Billy Bald-
rey- chalked up for the performers,
aiid the way they had to" wade into
the big figures wasn't slow. '
Kirkpatrick," with his run hop step
and bang; flattened out some pins till
they looked like Aunt Jemima's' pancakes. '• •'   ■■- '■"        •■   '
.,B. B. B/ This stands for Buckley's
Bruce Blood, which was just starting
to boil when time "was called.-    ■>  *
, Lest we forget—oysters on the half
shell, turkey and ■ cranberry stuffin'
and—beg pardon, what's your opinion
of the spring hats.' ' ','
, The thanks of the bunch!are tendered to Ingram's'for, the way in" which
they kept-the cops out". '
Guess the prints could have a pretty
fair team. ,'
"Our photographer, has not yet- returned from his last summer holidays
so we' cannot give many photo's: ' However" we" secured the following: '    "*"
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FRED WAYLETT, Proprietor
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Victoria, ■
Cross
Chocolates
Fresh Fruits Daily
•I Opp.  Post  Office 4
TOM   MARKS,  COMEDIAN
"The Irish Detective" Saturday ev*
ening; Saturday matinee "Buster
Brown,"'
of the applicant, subject to permission
to tho company to speak on the question of reserving a law point.
Profalzer ys the Crows Nest Pass
Coal Co.
In this case compensation was asked
on account of the death of Vlttor Profalzer who wns killed In No. 5 mine
Coal Creek on the 11th of October,
1908."
The company charged that tlio
death occurred owing to the serious
neglect of the deceased.. The hour-
lug of Uio case took place at Ferule on
tho Oth inst,, and argument was
heard on .tho 15th lust, The arbitrator Judge Wilson, finds In fnvor V
tho. applicant, reserving to th*? company tlio right to Bpoalc to-.tho'queue-ton of resorvlng a point, of law,
In both cases Mr. KclcHreln appear'
od as counsel for tho applicants, and
Mr. H. W. Herchmer for tlio respondents.
Till*; nminiil report of the Itrniitford, Out., IM.
of Trade, shows, among othor things, thnt in 1007
(■ore were HOOD men employed in tho factories of
that city, and in 1!)08 thc number had fallen to
■1(144 n ilnoroatn nf IX'td in nil" yenr. We hnve
not hoard of any "eiiornl mirrvnlion of liieelmnieM
.'rom tlmt city, hence we take it that tho T.J50 out-
nf.\vork» nrc.io be countc<l it* thc g.*"i** army ol
.ineiii|iloycd. Kvidently the ttreat wave of pron*
I nerity which we henrd iilx-ut ttl tin* Inst elections
has fj-ot side trucked in those parts,
Tin.1 rival editors in 1'Vrnie have not taken n
Irink toj-ether for several shifts.—Greenwood
Lot]tfe,
Quite ritfht, Corponil, ns fur nn you ^0. Hut
the editor of thc Ledger nml thi- galliuit bowleri*.
of tin* hii me paper expect in the rosonte future to
■".lent lioysters" supplied hy the Free Press editor
i:d li'-i ; tirtneis in erim».
ORGANIZING
U.M.W. of A,
In Nova Scotia Is No Snap-
Much Opposition Shown
International Officers
Fire, Life, Plate Glass.
„ and Accident
Insurance
Property For Sale in!
all parts ofthe
city
'- a ,i
- ' .,
Houses   For
R 7E   N   T
Agent1
New Oliver Typewriter
*   .. Machine given out on trial
■ Nb Charge'
Mason & Risch
Pianos
HALIFAX, Yob, lfl—potor Paitoruorl
Grand OiKnnlzur of tho United Mino
Workors of Atnnrlrn, nml H. l.nnsfli*lil
a liioiiiliiuiii official of tlio American
Uilioll,   'laaVa*   tlll.VCal   ill   XiiiWH    <ait>    IUtU
lutein] lo hold n woiIch of iiiet'lluKH in
the intorostR of thoir organization. %
They were mot nf Syiiii-ny by a rom*
mittee of tlio p. \v. A. who askod for
nn Interview. Tito V W. A rnm.
inltioi) sintoil tlmt they woro iiropnred
10 fight the U. M. W. of A. offleora
to a flnlnli, The V. M. W. of A.
men utnteil they wero propnrod to
meet thom nnd lot tho question ho do*
cldod by the men of tho various IoiIros
ln tlio Hcet'on. li Ih Hnld tho P. W,
A. refiiHi-d to ('oiiHlila.rt.ilH mid tho
mootlnR adjourned ,
MoHmK.   I'ntti'iNon   nnd    Boimllelil
cnllod nt the Ronernl office of tlm Do-
nilnlon Coal camp-in*.' to Interview Mr.
"iuglinn, •jjononrl nintingor, hut    thoy
,-<?n> 1101 grunted a henrln**.
that authority. on lunatic. asyluriis in
Michel, Her Vou Meikle by name, .will
get the job.) ;
. But to return to Lundy's Lane—,
the Ledger prints never flunked yet—
for we are used, to Free Press Slush
and ' very, seldom. are we . forced to
take them seriously. , So we lined up
five of our stalwards after, pay on Saturday night, and'started for the field
of action. Sure we''were0 there first,
for we always used to go, .to'parties'
first and look at the autograph album
and help get the chairs v ready for
"Post office" until the rest of-the
guests arrived. Well, the F. P.
(P.P. stands for funeral private) bunch
filed Iri shortly after with their Sunday clothes and a half dozen of those
smiles which bespeak .eager expectancy, and as we had not to cash up before the game, lt sure didn't take us
long to go to lt,
Well, we nre too-modest to specialize about the many hair raising and
spoctnculnr stunts pulled off by our
own flvo beauties, suffice it to say that
ns the game grow warmer, we waxed
stronger, until our muscles wore as
big and strong as the proverbial vil-
lngo blacksmith,
Oh, if mother could only have soeu
us then! The anxious days and nights
of nnxloty and misery when we used
to smoke birch bark cigarettes and
play hookey from school and hlo to the
swlmmln' hole would have vanished
llko our dollars do, which In goln'
somo for thoso, parts, (Interrupted
ngnln—otir consulting engineer Just
stopped Inside'of pur qunrtor cut door,
and seated hlmsolf ln our mahogany
chair, and placed his feet on our Turkish rug, nnd his elbow on our rosewood (IohU to ask how many noona-
power wouldo ho necessary to mako
J. R. go to tlio post offico and back
from tho P. P. without going Into tho
bowling nlloy, Wo throntenod to din*
chnrgo lilm for nuking such nuoBtloiis,
whereupon ho dug.)
Say on tho dond lovo], It was plcklnfl
for us, tho wny wo mowed down thoso
tou plus reminded uh of how mil Tut*
tlo used to work tho flcnop shovol on
Victoria nvoiiuo. It wns Jimt llko
thiowln* wnshtiibfl nt ns mnny hnlrplnu
for our bunch, and tho boy» who Hot
up tho welM novor had micirn workout boforo,
John Wftllnce, stnud up! Yon nro
sure tho big fly wheel whon It coijjoh
to ton pins. Tho languid on ho, tho
niniily polfto of the hond, tho oxpnnd*
ed client, bosponk Iho qiiiillflcatloiiH of
« gront nthloto, Good*dny J. H. —
you're there, but no bo with tho rout
of your misfits,
John X, II, Volumo, hu who ioiiuih
tlie Jiqis lu U, C, lie who ihi-ui'lavo
on the (.--41 lu (-lion of the Chlnlcs, ho
who llnuroH nil thlngd In earth nnd
heaven, and tho othor plnco, In goose
powor,—vory 00017, .Tohnny, but ns n
linwler vnu ere a Ioiik, drawn nut
frl-Mlo, with frlrigo on both onds, Wo
admit ono thing, you nro Hiiro utioiiB
In fnolnl oxproHHlon, but corroapond*
ingly weak In delivery. A votorlnnry
fiiirgoon might prescrllio n suitable tonic.
Colonel KnKlli.li. of tho 1175th Hus*
.hcii-h, who rocently mnde,liiif.h of iho
lloeis down In South Africa, nnd now
hoiiiu down 11 luiTftihe Jul* <>■• Dm V,
V., wns right thoro with the motion*-.
He hflH Ideas of hlft own nbout bowl-
Inif, nnd If ho could untlioi* In the ton
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JOHN  VOLUME ON  THE  WAYTO
THE GAME.)
JOHN,VOLUME ON THE WAY
HOME
Our spring pootry editor submits
the following linos, Ho thought they
were winners, As our musical critique
Is away tuning Fred Roo's mouth' organ at Elko, we cannot give the tune,
but the Free Press crow can hum them
over softly to suit.themselves;     <>
Oh, Juicy oysters on the shell,
Your mom'ry haunts mo still.
Oh, oyBtors fried and oysters stowed
And the Free Pi-ohb pays tbo bill!
Tho offlco boy Just cnmo ln In, n
great state of oxcltomont and said
that "thom thero words jost hookod
onto tho timo of Auld Lang Syne." Dy
hook, bo thoy, do, so p'rhaps we'll
write some moro sweet und touchln'
mimic again.    ,
A fur.llnod deputation from tho F,
P. waited on us tho othor day, and
said If wo would only lino up our
bowloi'B again hia assortment of daubers would soon show us whero wo
got off nt. Wo'woro busy at tho
I lino ovor a lottor from a clinp who
owed uh $1.50, and wanted to know if
wo would rathor hnve 4R cento ensh or
hiH policy for »2I>00 In tho Globe Flro
111 nn ni 11 co company, Wo told him to
Bond along tlio |5c, nnd got n receipt
for $1.1.0, Woll to return to tho prize
ring: Wo snld Huro, we're on for nny
old gnmo, nnd noxt Saturday night
Is the time set tor thc slaughter. At
tho urgent roquoat of tho Froo PresH
Mr, Ingrnm oxtonds n hearty luvltii*
lion to tho Indies, and he will have tho
louther covered goats In tho Ural row
roHorvod for their special, benefit.--
(Wo JUBt hitBtlod the offlco boy to outhouse to got our whito shirt with thn
ing hi hi buHorn itnu tuia* u i.» luu
1.'jujji1j*j* ii«d fe'ct It tljj'oui'.i mil**.* \.y J?:it-
urdny night, for as the IndlcH arc going to bo pronont wo will havo to ilunt
up.)
AH
Investments
* are not
j Paying
JBut here is one that will be
Practical Economy
IS a
Profitable Results
By buying your Bread,
Cakes and Pastry
from
71=1
OHtOlTOBb' THU14T DfcfcOai Mil
N'OTICR Is horoby given that the
J. ll. Rold Company, Limited, carrying on business ns Furnituro Donler**
nt Fornio, n. C, hns by Doed of Aa*
Klgnmont dated the nth day of Fobruary 1009, HBRlgncid all Ite pomonal
property, renl ostnto, credit* nnd of*
focu, which may bo selied nnd sold
undor tixeciillon, 1111(0 CoiuuKub K,
Lyons of Fernio, IL C„ Asfignoc, for
tho purpose of paying nnd ifttlifylng
all Its creditor! ratably and proportion
v.nB on two t'f'lU hit tlit'orluii no ntely, -without preference or priority.
Calgary
\af?tO,T tl©
Co.
AM kind* of
ROAST MEATS
Glvo us a trial
All porsons having claims against
tho J. H. Hold Company, Limited, are
roqulrod to forward particulars of
samo duly vorlllod. to tho Bald Cornel*
lus 13, Uyoixt of^Fornlo, n. C, on or
boforo tho 1st day of April, 1009, aftor
which date tho said Cornelius .<*, LyoiiB
'i'l.   Vl'OLUll   III iV,tlliV,Jl.lu  lliti  ai.SSa'l'i Wi'
the catnip nmong tho porsons ontlt'od
thereto, having regard only to tho
clnlms of which ho .shall then hnvo
hod notico, and nil porapn** Indebted
to tho Bftld ,T, II, Tlfid Compnnv. Mm*
HcA, lira rcquoMod to pay imch .ndeb*
todncsB to tho snld CornolluB 13. Lyons
at his offlco, Fornio, D. C.
A -mooting of tho crodltora of the
»ald J. II. Hold Company, Llmltod.
will bo hold at tho offlco of tho aald
Company, Victoria avonuo, on Thur»*
day, tho iifith dny of Fobruary, A, D.
1909 at -2,30 p.m.   ''
tinted thU llth dny of Fobruary. A.
D, 1909,
L, P. ECKSTEIN,
Solicitor for Attlftnee.
Feb 13*St V
THE   DISTRICT   LEDGER
The  Offlcial  Organ  of District  Ho.   18, U. 1*1. *W.   of A,
Fernie, B.C, February  27th, 1309
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COAL    CREEK
Front our own Correspondent
The Rev.Hugh :R. Grant B.  \. at
Fernie will conduct 'evenirig service
in the Presbyterian church to morrov
(Sunday.) -, The sacrament will- he
administered and the right band ol
fellowship and a hearty Christian welcome will be eli en to all who care to
take part In Its observance.'■■'■
George Robs returned from .the coast
and.la looking as good as
',. Bob . Macpherson's , moving.. picture
show ia drawing good audiences
. the:club hall.     The pictures are
good as any ever thrown on the sen
" . in CoarCreejE. "' It'Is the. Intention of
this enterprising local man to give
. show every Monday and; Thursday
night with the Intersperslbn of musical Items, at popular prices. -It ia,
now in order for you to bring your family or someone else's and. patronize
this, effort to place good and instructive amusement' right at your door.
Mr.  Walter Harwood. of Pollock's
store, *vho dropped in last week,
always a welcome personage at Coal
- We regret to hear that Alien-Pearson, w^o left the.camp shortly .after
the fire is,In .Cranbrook hospital suf-
. faring from the effects of frost bites'to
both feet..
City Constable Bob Clarke "from
Fernie was here and took in the boxing, contest Monday night. 7,
;-4.Tom- Jenklnson,. JoeJenkinsori aiid
Bill Agnew'camfe■ in on Friday, the
19th after a trip to Cumberland, England. All looked hale and1 hearty,
and bore an'appearance showing that)
there Is still something more substantial than a vegetarian diet to be got|
In the old country.
Mrs.- Hudson of the boarding house
entertained a- few friends' on Wednesday, evening, the ITth. Dancing was
indulged In and much enjoyed. The
hostess was' assisted by her maids,
Mary, who is always in gay trim for a
dance, and Phyllis, whose presence itself is ever an enchantment, in looking after, the-reqiili
The boys;npver .Ure of .seeing.Mr.
O. S. Frlzell of Mute brewery calling
. Whilst returning from work the
other day "Jack Myers slipped and fell
rather heavily, on his knee. There
is nothing fractured, but he'ia consequently forced to use a stick'to enable
him to get about.
" One day lately our Presbyterian pastor .had occasion to.reprove a gang of|
mischievous boys for unseemly behaviour about the church.      There Is
■ good reason to believe it is more than
a mere co-incidence that shortly afterwards one of th6 church windows
. was smashed .-„,-; Really..it..seems .opportune to ask if parental control Is
entirely dead in. Coal Creek. "This Is
clearly .a !cas.e»'-where- the proper, punishment ought to be the strenuous.ap-j
/.plication of a. stout birch rod o;
. weighty leather" thong on the same
. proverbial tender spot;
The winning number in the drawing'
. for Eld ward Hay's Le-Bnfield rifle
No. 6, and' Steve'Hail was the lucky
holder.  .;, ■y ,.-.
Goal Creek.Burns club,-better,known|
the.the Jolly'Beggars, had a social to
r-iud:up their session :on" Friday "night,
the 19th. .There was.a good assembly of members with a few invited
guests. .Judging from; the happy
faces around the tables the ehahinan
Mr. Alex. ateFegan was the captain)
of.a merry crew. .',.•" In a homely .fireside manner he related some .of "the
wonderful predictions of-the immortal
bard, which.in these days.are too apt
to be overlooked. Above all he.mairi.
talned that Burns was one of the peo-
pie, and was bitterly opposed to the
ruling class of tbe day: After these
much appreciated . remarks they felll
to.and changed the aspect of the many
good things "provided.""' -The musical |
program consisted:of songs by M. J.
McQeckie, Geoi Hunt, R: Sampson, t.
Douglas,1 N.' Duncan, Rr HUbberstey,
J. Combe J. T. Puckey, W. Loudon,
W.   H..  Evans, Joe-rMorris.
A special feature was the Highland march and sword dance., Mr.
Bob Tucker wearing his bonnet, led
with rthe pipes;-'whilst the 'dance was
executed by. Mr. Adam Cruickstanks.
More power to the Jolly. Beggars.
, The .meeting on Monday, between
Doc Sanford'and his long lost friend
"1 Parker was most pathetic.      Bill
1't remember, exactly whether   his
was formerly, a station master or
a tripe' dresser.
David Evans,-who. was-   in'Fernie
hospital when the fire occurred, suffering from-an injured foot, received
in No." 5 mine, and'who'.was removed!
Cranbrook, was let out, some time I
j.     He;wan forced to return to the
hospital for a further,operation.     He1
out once more and.it Is hoped that
s recovery is permanent.
Adam Wataon, flreboss in No. 9
until  the,time  he  went to, the  old
luatry* a^few' months, asp, looked In;
last week end.- He is making Hosmer
his.location for the.present.- ., .
G. A. Lonnell of the International
Novelty company was busy, amongst
the boys on Monday "with a'novel plan
for the .drawing of a;gold watch: ;.
"Cyclone kid of'Coal .'Creek met Bill
Cadman, a. New. Zeala'nder, on Monday night. The agreement was that
Cyclone was to put his man down
and out, in 10 rounds, otherwise the
tight would go. to Cadmani- Fighting
fierce while it laBted, but.In the
second Cyclone fouled- Cadman and
the fight was awarded to. the latter.
Preliminary spars were put on be-
n Joe Dodd Jr. and Jack Pester,
and-Harry Baker and Arthur De AI-
Jim Seddon, who was struck in the
eye wit a piece of wire a few weeks i
since. Is an la-patient, at, the Fernie
hospital. ___!  ,s .   ^...
The Welshman ofthe campare ob-
trv'ing St.-David's day by holding a
grand concert. , in, the -Presbyterian
church on March 1.   .
Signs of Improvement of work in
the mines are not yet on the: horizon
and we are just holding on to trie satne
old.hope!" -■■--'-.   '■■■-''L--''■'<■
. It Is rumored that the "stbrV is hov-|
ering ominously, over Coal Creek. The
puzzle is where will he light first?
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W. Williams has moved Into! his
new cottage, y ,.-....
"Grant Wilson from Hlrard arrived
on. Monday's train and h^s taken the
position.:'as'JconstHUn**, iengineer: for
the Diamond Vale,:
Delegates from Nloola and Middles.
boro Athletic: plubu met Merritt AtU*
letic.olub on Suudtty tq form, a league
for iporto for the valley. It is tlie
Intention to. havo.football, bane-bnll,
and-tonnlB teama to ptny outside
olnbi.-*'-:-'"'="':-r- "s-"-"—■-        r//-  r
The match between Nicola an
Middlesboro on Friday at-Nicoiar
suited lh favor of the* home team. '
-R. Smith of Canmore," Alta., was
pasaenfier Oii" Monday's train; *"-;
Andrew. Hqggan ;arrjved on town .(
Saturday from the coast to assist his1
brother Alex.In tbe hotel, .
- 'H".-'07 Grimes/from Newcastle ori-
-Tyne; England,, was.-a passenger on
Monday's train and is staying at the
Grand hotel.
R. MoFnralne of Butte, Montana,
was In town "on Monday on Una liv
'ess. ■ :"'""'
Tlie mat oil-between Nicola and Kdin-
loopi war poitiionod oii aooount ot
the thiw,   ■=-:.-.-*-:.-;
-The..Diamond Vale are making pre
parations to work the Diamond drill,
Jack""..McNeil will  handled the  diam-
W Emerton of.KeIowna:arrived-on
Monday's train and Is looking up
fruit lands.
H.-Cowby has moved into hlsnew
cottage on Nicola avenue
Frank Bailey has opened a real
estate offica and is prepared to do all
kinds of surveying.
A number of ladies-are trying to
form a whist club.
Mrs. McGregor of Vancouver arrived .on Friday to Join her husband)
who is opening up a paint shop.
The hockey match between Merritt |
and Nicola in the : Middlesboro rink
resulted 2 to 1 in favor of-Merritt.
F. J. Smith Intends, planting 20
acres-of peach trees on his ranch in
the spring. :
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;      AND TOBACCO PLAINS  ,
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The tears ot a penitent are the wine
of angels.
Mr.. De Long of the. Ptunket and
Savage company paid a short visit to
Elko this week.
To dye or not to dye. that is the:1
question:'
Breathes there a girl on earth to-day |
With hair that's slowly turning gray
Who iri the^ mirror scans her head
And ne'er unto herself hath said
As she puts out a.soulful sigh..
"I really think I ought to dye."
..The. Fernie. Free ^Press-stated, .last
week-'that;ex-Mayo^Tuttie had "placed!
(37.50 in/the' hands      of MagistrE
Whimster.to be paid  to  the  parties.)
who captured the Black Hands.  Now
why in the name of .Elijah's grandmother couldn't Bill. Tuttle .send . it
down to "Bill Leacey"  and hot give
our  BUI the  trouble  of going up to
Fernie to collect it. ,
Mr. John Mott and.daughter, Mlssj
Katie, spent several days.in FernieI
last week.' John returned home in
time.to save his bacon.
Auson Frost of Eureka and Miss
Reeder of Cranbrook .were Elko visitors this week.
Some people tell everything they
know but this  doesn't  mean-     they
are right you don't need io
get mad, and if you are wrong yoa
afford to.
J. Carter came down from Coal
Creek on Saturday, returning. Sunday
It is mighty fortunate for a lot of
people around Elko that they don't'
have to pay dog tax every time   they
FRESH FROM THE SOUTH FORK
When the light begins to lengthen
Then my heart begins to sing.
For I'm longing, longing, longing
For.the coming of the spring.
Try boosting for tbat tired feeling
this spring.
We received word-from Fernie this
week stating that Steve Manahan
selling baled  bay and  clover tablets
for  stomach  troubles   in  Crows  and
Horses.       Steve.always  did  like
see dumb animals well fed.
Mrs. Dr. Gladwin of Corbin City Is
.visiting Elko, the guest of Mrs.
Burgess,  Pacific  avenue,  North  Star!
Contractor Smith returned from the)
prairies with several fine teams of
Clydes for his bush work east of the)
Mr. and Mrs.. D. Clark spent Sunday in Elko from Fernie. Dave
thought he was.down in California.
The Lord'loveth a cheerful liar.
Mike Kelleher of the Great Northern, left Elko tor Kallspell,-Montana,
to attend the section. foreman's convention. Mike wilt read a paper ou
Lowt Joints and High Centres...
The latest sensation, and one that
is causing the people to sit up at night
la that tho Hoffman House Is Haunted.
This wilt no doubt bo one ot the summer attractions tor Elko.
Hy, Oldlands buys & bunoh.of city
lots thla weak,
Mra, Fred Rao of Roosvllle, tlio big
Red Apple country, paid a (lying visit
to lllto thla week, iwUirnlnK with the
stage Tuesday: I
Tom Prentice/was ln Elko this week
and Kootenay river points. He wears
good clothes and brushes his hair in
the middle, but his cheeks still are as
fresh as pinks from the breezes of
Loch Lomori,
Charlie.Klihgerismlth wishes us to
inform his many Fernie friends that
he Is back.in Elko and dlong business
at the same old place.
Lack of credit prevents some people |
living beyond' their means
We firmly believe in giving ex
body a so.uare deal and will do s
far as we can even if>e have to take|
meat axe to push the game along!
Jim Corntossel was in Elko this
week from the big Bed Apply coun-
trywith a load of fat capons arid double yolked eggs. 7
" P. T. O.'- !.
B. H. H. Stanley, mayor ot Baynes,
passed through Elko on his way to
Fernie on Wednesday .feeling so good
the bright prospects you'd think
lungs reached clear down into
his shoeB.
Tracey, one of the old Crow
struction skinners, will-have-ch
of Jim ;Fusee's  trotting stock
snmriier'at. Baynes Lake.
Somepeople-can see things     when
they look at them, but they can't
soap and wash with it. ■;.
The O Be Joyful, .Come Again club.
of Fernie intend opening up a bn
Elko in the old Down by the River)
Side plantation.      Ladies  free, child-
half price/
:Result: Decision withheld" for fear
of bodily harm from negative Indliins
Instrumental quartet: Messrs Saunders, Coffee, Ross, Ridd.
Reading:   Miss. Pitblado.
Comic song: Pat Malone forgot that
j was dead: .Mr. Ridd.
Trio:/A little Farm Well Tilled: —
Adolph, Howard, Hubbins.
Instrumental  duet,  Messrs.   Saund-
s and Coffee.
Character sketch: Mr. Fitch.
Solo: The Deathless Army: Mr. Bailey:
The  programme  was  a  very  good
le and thoroughly enjoyed, by all.
and the Baynes i^ake Literary club
wish.to thank the people, of Upper
and Lower Waldo for their prompt response to an invitation to join them.
Mr. Bectel of Ontario is now ln
charge of the culinary department of
the Adolph dining ball.
Mr. J. D. Aye and force are open-
g up a new road across the Kootonia tract to the Elk river bottoms.
Mr. Hales Ross and Mr..Tellford
left Sunday over tbe C. P, H. to be.
absent several weeki. on business,
'. and Mrs. D. W. Hart took
dinner with Mr. arid Mrs. Regan on
Sunday..'
Mr. and Mrs. Dunn left for Nelson
last Thursday for "a short visit. Mr-
Dunn has been 111 with typhoid since
last fall and.we are glad, to know
that he is at last able to take, a trip
and hope he will return inucli:lmprov-
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Mr.  Harry Chappy came down
Saturday night from Fernie to begin
work on his tract In.Kootonia;
Mr: and Mrs. R. Robey spent Sun-
iy atthe Adolph Home/-'
Mr. J. Fusee, foreman of the Adolph Lumber  company     bush  camp,
called the members of his camp  together  on  Tuesday  morning,   . gave
them an elaborate breakfast of   hen
fruit and disbanded them for'the sea-
Mr.1 Fusee is one of the many successful poultry raIsersrof the-country
and the boys fully-appreciated
The many friends of iir. arid Mrs.
Norman Wilson of Waldo will be sor
i iearnthat they are to leave foi
Vancouver the. first of March. Mr.
Wilson has secured a position there.
'Mr. and MrsV Walter Robertson and
Mrs. Robertson's:mother, Mrs.- New-
myer of Grand Forlts, B. "C, took'six
'clock dinner with MV.'aiia Mrs?D.
W. Hart on Friday.
Mr. E. H.7H7 Stanley went 't.
■i-i'ie on a business trip on *Yedu*-*K
■Mr. J. A. McRea of Reid"Hill. Alta.
left for his borne on Wednesday. He
has been in the .employ.of the Adolph
Lumber company [during the winter.
jWe hope to see him soon as he clinched the purchase of a Kootonia
tract before leaving.    .
D.- W. Hart sold a number of incubators to Kootonia settles in the past
week. Poultry raising promises to
be up to date in every way in this
vicinity.
Mrs.  Charles McNab gave a luncheon on Friday In honor of Mrs..New-|
myer  who-is  visiting  her  daughter,
Mrs.  Walter. Robertson; '
. The^ Fortnightly club met in   joint
session with Waldo at the Adolph hall
on Friday evening.     Following.is the
program:   instrumental quartette:
Messrs. Saunders, Coffee, Ross. Reid.
quartette:   Come Where    the Li 11!
Bloom, Mrs. Griffith, Messrs. Adolph,
Hobblus, Howard.
Reading:' Mr, D. Curry.
Humorous: Mr. Henson, .
Trio: Three Crows: Howard,   Hob-
bins, Adolph.
Select reading; Mr. Howard.
■ Song: Coming Through the Dye: -
Hi Lamb.--
■   Trio: Messrs/ Ross, Rid. Hobblns.
Debate: Resolved that the Indians
have had a square deal In North America..
Affirmative: Meaere. Hart, Howard
nud Adolph.
:  Negative: Mesira,. Fltqli. Curry and
Hobblns. V"
+k+*kk**.>
i tie, s
. The
game  was the ; best by far that has
been played in  Coleman this  season
The teams were well matched,   and
the best of good feeling was the ordi
throughout.     Moyie showed a   little
the best combination.     The issue be-
Coleman and Moyie-is still ui
settled as' In -addition to last '. night',
game being a tie the one played be
teen Moyie and Coleman four weeks
;o at Moyie resulted similarly.
George Barrier, a larry car man
slightly  injured - by    letting  his
come in too close contact with
other.      He will be around in a
days.
Charles Quimette is the choice of)
the Coleman village council for secre-)
treasurer, succeeding O. W. Benedict, who resigned on leaving for the
Coast. , Tbe matter came up at
ipecial meellrig of the council
Friday night. There, were sei
applicants for the position.
Sir. Cameron, the council's chairman, received word from Edmonton
few days ago to the effect that the
council's application to the leglslatui
for the privilege of borrowing SIOOO
over the amount provided by the
lage act, will be granted. . Coleman
has alreadj; borrowed a thousand
which to "build the present city hall;
two thousand more will be required
for carrying out the plans for enlarging the building and provide additional
fire fighting.apparatus.
The Knights of Pyihias held a public installation of oflicers at,the.opera house on Friday evening. Thej
attendance - was' very large, q
number coming from Frank arid Blairmore. The.program was-interesting,
entertaining -and Informing. • These
are a few of the numbers. Duet by
Messrs. Lyshon arid. Hayson; solo.
When Knights'wore Bold; by.E. Price,
two solbsby'J. Bryri, reciiatlons
Alex. Morrison and. T, Haines.
W. Powell gave the charge of the
page, Illustrated by electric lantern
slides which were kindly loaned by
the Lethbridge/lodge. -" The program
was.followed by a dance which" continued well into the *-»*e'ama" bouts.
A special meeting of tho Coleman
Board of Trade was held at the club
rooms last Wednesday evening. Thu
main Issue that came up for cousldsr-
ation woa the application of ihe Mc-
Gilllvray. Creek Coal and Coke Company for the construction ot
tramway from their mint's
the C. P. R. In building this line
theve was a"possibility of pointing tl:
wntur.ln HoGi'llvm;- Creek, which Is
ihe source ot Columnn'n water »upiily.
Tho board piteneti a resolution. Cnvnr
Ihk tho bulldimi of tlio Urn., bnt i*ri\y
liig the Boveniniuiit to cmefnlly luiui*,'
uflntiisi thu tlhnat-r ivIWiml to, ,!
P. Povah, inaiinttwr ot the MpOIH-i*.
my Cri'.'k .Company wna im'wnt, nml
renroHc-utod hi* company
Mrs. Itogtjvsaii of Edmoiiion op> h
ed a millinery, storo Inst wt.i.k in -,*,<
building opposite thu opera houso. It
iB understood \\\i> quni'teis nro n
tumiiorary. A lurger building will
be leeured aa soon ns posHllile,
Cliark's. O'Brlvii of Cnlgnry. Socially arRniiUt.'r, snunt most of Ins! w.-i-li
lu Colemnn.      Mr. O'llrlHi lias bmn
Inventory Prices Prevail in Millinery
In addition to various Trim Hats
Attractive Millinery
Quite a number of attractive styles have Beei^-jnade up.
Coats and Sacques ,
LADIES' COATS and SACQUES—Ladies aemi-fittlng'3-8
length, Dne broadcloth Coats In Black, Brown and Blue aolt-
able tor spring; regulttrf IS to !>Z3; now fit). , ,r
Women's  Skirts     /
' Women's DrOM and Street Skirts, $7.50 and f 10 cut to *S.
The very sKlrta yau need (or right now tndtbe rest ot the
winter. - They are made in broadcloth, panami arid Ventjtlan.
Finest *tyn» ever altered at inch a low price..
Ores* Goods
DReHu Q00D9—■ In order te mo.-*-.-** ready for my spring
goods I oftef- ths following at extremely loir prices in an
assortment dt varlotu materials.
MRS.   E.   TODD
FERNIE,   B. C.
Vf/E   ARE   SORRY
e- cniLs^l o'.u- custi
    It u fake and ...
and pvivileges bf the people.     We iilwi wish t" say that   „ a
subioitto any.soch law without a struggle aiul expect, to be open again
 .:_ - jew (j^j.g ns, we al¥ on|j. w,uting for reliable inlttt *■'   -  -  -
id the people of
'"Wngcnieiit on the rights
not going to
subject, and if thingsturn out tis *.vc expect thi*y will, wi* will celebrate i.
liouorof tbe occasion by holduifjn giimd Ixkrgniii siilelnsting fnr twu days at
whicb we will sell allgoods nt about 2()pei'te«t. liclmv ourpresrut low price,
so that the [wrtple of Fernie may t,i-j»fc-i> along with us. Wtttch for. bills nu-
nouneiug- tills sale,
In the meantime our fruit, couCertinnery arid rigar ilopartiui'iibi nre open na
utnal iri tlie evening. We hiivejust iwuived two tons of'JJ. h. Pfirins cele-
bntted confectionery and haw the Ih*sI iissDi'tim'Ut of con feet ion ery ever seen
in Feinie nt pricesninging fi-oni 13c to $).OI]Del' pound. We aLsohaven, nice
assoitiuent of cigars and tobaccos,    Prices a fivuys tbe lowest at
THE   FAIR
FERKJE'S   BOSY   CASK   STORE
IT Goods I>clivci-«*il "•p-retc
X.   B.   STRUTHERS,   PROP.
Lethbridge spent several days In Colo-
man last week.
A number of Coleman young peopk*
attended a dance on Tuesday night a;
Bellevue. The party went down in
a -sleigh and did some fast driving.
Considerable dust and gravel wns
turned loose in rounding the coruers
tu Prank. A good time Is repor;-
ed.
It is getting difficult to keep tracl-
of the numerous mo vine picture enier
talnments and shows of innumerable
kinds that hold forth at the opera
house for the amusement of the pub-
He; Among others to come are the
Swiss Bell Ringers on Saturday night
and the Tom Marks company who nill
be here on March 1st and 2nd.
Vine-President J. R. Galvin returned dn Sunday form attending the
International convention of the U.M.
W. of A. at Indianapolis. John visited his sisters on the way back, and
as he had not seen them for tbirty
yeara, it was a Joyous meeting. Our
Vice-President was credited with he-!
ing one of the deepest thinking
at the convention and was put on
three boards.
Fernie Opera House
A HOUSE OF REFINED
AMUSEMENT
We present io you the latest.
tragedies, dramas, and comedies In the most realistic and Ir
terestlng manner with all the
latest scenic and musical effuci
known . to     the     klnetograph
We also have an unusually
good musical program, a Ave
piece- orchestra in the latest and
best orchestral selections under
the able directorship ot Prof".
Miller.
Our Songs are the
Latest and
Best
Onr programme for Saturday
night will be tho best In its line
ever presented in your city. Wo
Invite you ALL.
uiidur tlio u
'the*
wiih »
fPBNR fLRQM -fj)]$ 8iANiF,llrV^BI800 OPERA COMPANY IN FERNIE OPERA HOUSE   FRIDAY AND SATURDAY,  NIGHTS  MARCH  5TH,  BTH
and found colemnn a Gumi •■In-
Which to rccupi tatt,
Dan James returned l»si wves trorn
Spokm'B where he lind ho-'ii undergoing treatment for his R-a'.-S. His nlglit
li much improved and li.* is imjount,
a quiet holiday bafor** remrnIng u
work,
Dniicnn Snilih nmn'u*rt to Lelh-
bridge on Tireaday
J. W, Bennett of Fiinilt*, I, C. S.
representative for ths? disirlct, SPWit
Sunday and Monday In Col.tman. Mr
Bennett believes thoroui-lit.v In his
line.   . If you don't think k.i nsk him,
Re\ A. 13.".H.. Bott i.r Kisliburti
was In Colemnn on Sunday and con
ducted Church ot England seniles
here,
R. P. WlHIntna of KosBlnnd rogls*-
tared &t the Coleiban on Monday,
M. Cooper aud A. 1.. Davloi    of
IN ihe matter or on opplkntlon tor
;h.' iBHue of a duplifaii. of tlio Certlfl-
■.■i-i*- of Tltlf for Lol J, Blopk SI, An-
npx Town or Fernie (Map 73-lA.)
■Notice Is hereby given that It is my
liueni-Ioti 10 Issue at tile expiration ot
<me mouth nftor the flrst i.ubUcatlou.
-hf ryof-ft dupllente of the Certlflcate ot
Tit to to the above mentioned lot in
of Vesel Vanicek, which
o'rilflcate Is dated the ilth of April, isds, and numbered S4STA.
H. R. alORAtsD
District Registrar
l^nd Registry OfflH,    . PAGE SIX
THE  DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,   B.C.  FEBRUARY 27 1909
Jy   J^^' Made from
H   cream of tartar, derived ^biw^
Hi  from grapes*, All the ingredients'
■ of Div Price's Baking Powder,
are printed on the label /They
are pure, healthful and proper.
. *•■■';,-:
When baking powders are. peddled  or
; demonstrated, examine their labels.*: i "You
will find they are "not made if rom cream
of tartar.   You;: -.--■■ .■'      , don't- want them
1
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vPoWder
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Britain's   Labor Struggle
Kier Hardie on the Progress of the Labor Movement in the Old Land
"The Labor movement has come to
stay and will go on from triumph to
triumph, until the reins of govern
men pass from . the hands of the
rich',- idle class into those of the toil-
Jng millions.". ,
Lest some people might jump to
the conclusion,that these words were
penned by Andrew Carnegie in a, fit
of remorse it might be as well to
mention at the ' outset that the author of this article is Kier Hardie,
M.'P* '...'.
"I have crossed the Atlantic to set
forth these facts in the: hope that
they may In .some-degree be "-found
useful to the working classes ai the
United States of North America. "*
" ' - "If,the results achieved .in.--Great
■ Britain, not only legislative.butJalso
in the way ' of creating 7a~ genuine"
working class party making .for Soc.-t
lalism, be compared with what has
■been done" this side of the Atlantic,
■there can it seems to me,, be.-, no
doubt as to which is the wiser course
to follow, -      - •
"So long as labor remains divided
it is at the mercy of the capitalist
class. In the ranks of the working
class In my country political opinion
is divided. The results of the Presidential election pr<5ve this most
conclusively.
"The attempt to unite the working
class vote under the banner of either
of tbe existing parties is for this season foredoomed to failure. Experience has shown us that workingmen
who were formerly Liberal or Consor*
vative are prepared to come out from
their old political associations ond
join their forces on a Labor platform
common to both,
"They do so In tho trado union
movement; there is no reason why
Ihey should not do so in the field of
politics. I am convinced however,
that any movement for a Liibor party
Is bound to fall unless It draws Inspiration from the Socialist Ideal, In
the early struggling days' of such a
movement men don't vote for a party
but for a principle!
"It Is not a light   matter to   cut
,   oneself adrift from old ties and associations and to undertake tho Herculean taBl*. of building up a self supporting working class movement,
vlction. .Women Owhose circle of interests is circumscribed by their pots,
pans and scrubbing brushes, varied
with occasional gossip with a neighbor or a quarrel with the husband,
can never/ however affectionate, - be
other'than a curb upon the opening,-
and eager questioning of, her children. - -      ._ , '   '
Women's, Outlook Broadened
Broaden the outlook of the mother
and you open a new world for childhood, to grow in and bind many a
wild, wayward youth to his home life
who,* is now." driven out into the hard
world "for"'"lack of that sympathetic,
intelligent*- companionship which an
educated arid^ enlightened -mother can
alone supply. Your western statesmen and social .reformers all admit
that women's "influence TifThe sphere
of politics..has .been healthful .and
quickening, and as it has been there
so would It undoubtedly be. every
where.'..',.
The half-angel, half-idiot period in
over in the woman's world. She in
fighting her way into every 6phere ol
human-activity. Her labor I*-} coming into competition with that of man
lu nearly every department of Indi s
try.
In the learned professh'Jih , alio h
forcing herself to the front by sheer
determination and strength of intellect
In a way that will not be denied.
Sooner or later men will be compelled to treat with her and recognize
her as a co-worker and .they could
not begin better than by admitting her
as a co-worker, Those who prate so
glibly of adult suffrage might surely
learn something of men's opinion of
women by taking note of the; way in
which lawyers and doctors are resisting her encroachment on their preserve... '      '       •■    ■
The enfranclitH-Jment of women Is
not a party question. Its uupportoi'B
nnd opponents are scattered over all
parties, The measure of practical
politics donmnilH It and It Is for women to see that it is kept there until
It Is settled. If thoy will, as I think
they should make It, not a test, but
the test question at elections, ond absolutely refuse to work" f&r or coun*
j tenonce any candidate who is not
whole lieartedly with thom, tlioy  will
When, however, Socialism becomes1 certainly get the franchise
tho guiding rule nnd principle of J \ revolutionary change has come
men's conduct tho difficulties becomo | ovor .the spirit of British politics In
Hiniill In comparison with the devo-j the attitude of women suffrage and in
tion to tho great religious Ideal which i other ways, Not only Is laissez falie
Ib tho main spring of SoclnllHt thought j deiid and forgotten, but out of Its
and activity. i nnhcs"   has arisen nn entirely   new
To win tho world for eternal bro*J creation. The old theory thnt the
thorliood; to nbollsh poverty with ItsjHtate was nn unclean thing, to bo kopt
attendant train'1 of vice, crime nnd j uh far away as possible from the IIvob
misery; lo raise the rnco once more'of   tlio people hns given place to a
ions already named, organized labor
made little if any use of the power
the franchise conferred upon them.
The battle cry-was a "fair day's wage
foi* a" fair day's .work," and that, with
such improvements as could be secured;, in- working conditions,, represented
its "outldok''.''-""*..-   *--*'"■''-■-
In the early eighties-a Socialist organization was formed" in London anil
at once* eme.red upon a--vigorous campaign for the propagatioi^of.its doctrines and theories. At that'.'time the.
Socialist tradition .resulting from-the
teachings of Robert.Owen and of the
Christian Socialists headed by Charles
Kingsley had-become almost extinct.
Bit by', bit,',' however, the movements* made headway and in 1S93 the
Independent Labor party \vas formed
in order to carry on Socialist propaganda on lines more consistent with
Britsh' thought, feeling and tradition
than those ,which' were guiding the
older organization. ;,        u
The*' Independent Labor party has
never troubled itself about 'the dogmatic;' theoretic aspect of Socialism,
but has confined its propaganda more
to the practical application of the
doctrines of Socialism to<the requirements of modern Industrialism.
The working class under our industrial
system is in a position of peculiar
helplessness.
Change Caused by Machinery
Before the development of machinery and factory production, working
upon" the land was the chief source of
employment, and even those handicraftsmen who plied their calling to
supply the requirements of the community were also as a rule; cultivators
of either0a large sized garden or a
little plot of land. The handicraftsman was also the owner of the kit of
tools" with, which he worked and , in
many"cases was hts'own master in
that he obtained orders direct-from
customers to' whom he handed over
the finished article, receiving*the pay
from them direct.
Under such circumstances the accumulation "of great fortunes was next
to Impossible,' except for those engaged iri oversea trading, while extreme
destitution was almost ■ uncommon. -*
. 'With the incoming of the machine
and the consequent development of,
the factory system all this condition
of things was changed.
The worker, instead of working in
his own cottage, with his own tools,
was compeleld to .enter a factory to
work machinery which he did not own
and instead of receiving the price, of
the article his labor produced he had
to accept such wage.) as his employer
could afford or hunger compelled, him
to accept. The individual employer
gave place to the company, and in recent years the company has been fast
developing into the Trust. % Labor is
now a commodity in* the market and
its value is' regulated by those. same
laws oif supply, and demand which regulate the price of other commodities.    '
The coming of the age of machinery
Tfa"s_thus-cnan"ged_the~worker-to—the-
necessity of laboring'in factories in'
which he grinds out money for the corporation.- ' *. • < ' '
Destitution the Result =-
. The, result is seen in the , social
and industrial condition of the people.
In the. year 1900 a government inspec-1
tor of,schools certified that in the
city of London alone 120,000 children
of school age were attending public
schools' in a state of destitution. Unemployment has become chronic and
varies in skilled trades from three
per cent'in prosperous times to 15
per cent ln certain trades in periods
of great depression,, The state of
the unskilled was even worse.
The late Sir Henry Campbell Bann-
ermnn, before he'became Prime Minister, made himself responsible for the
statement,' which has never been disputed, that thirteen millions of the
population, oiie third of the entire na-
tloriwijwa! cpmpelled.'.tG liveat^or ua->
der the poverty 'iine.-Jevei^whfji fully:,
employed. By tb^'poverty-fine^-he in-!"
dic?*-M thti-yhe"'"income of • aVfomilyj
in full work-'and from "all "source's
would,not provide^ sufficient, supply,
of" the1; necessaries'- of "life 'tb maintain"
its'members'in*a state of bodily efficiency.,,:^  .,.    ''--,   ,.,
■ ""'RecrulUngireturns pro've'd'thaf'.phy"-"
sical deterioration had attained-alarming proportions and that over sixty per
cent of the recruits who offered .themselves for'enlistment .in the army had
to be rejected on this account..'
. "Clearly,, this condition , of "thing's
was beyond,the power of trades' unionism-on the old.line's to set.right, and
under the. influence of the teaching's
of the Independent Labor party which
has.its branches scattered broadcast
over' the country and which by, means
of printing press and public platform
carried on an unceasing Socialist, propaganda to find increasing favor "with
the working class.
When, therefore in,1S99, proposals
were made that such a party should
be formed,- they found ready acceptance,'1 The basis of alliance between
the Socialist and the trade unionist
wiis political independence of the older parties. At present 1,500,000 trade
unionists.are allied with the Socialists
in the Labor party. -*
At' the general election in 1906 50
candidates were run under the Labor
party auspices. Twenty nine were
won then and now the strength of the
party in parliament is 32. In addition
to these the Miners Federation which
has 550,000 members and .maintains
fourteen members of parliament^ has
decided , to affiliate with .the Labor
party, bringing the total strength of
the party in the house of. Commons up
to -16.     '
The total number of. votes polled, by
all parties Jn those constituencies in
which .there were Lnbor candidates,
was 859,518, the number golnj; to the
Labor party being 323,19.., or thirty-
seven per cent of the total vote cast.
HadMt'been possible "to run-a candidate in every. Industrial 'constituency
the proportion voting- for labor would
„not have been materially different. ,;
- At the next general'election the total number of Labor candidates will'
probably exceed 100 iri the British
Isles alone (inclusive of Ireland) out
of a total of 567 constituencies, and I
confidently -. predict' that the result
will be a.considerate addition to the
strength of the,party in the House.,qf
Commons.' Outside' of parliament" the
number of Labor riiembers on - town
councils, and urban councils totals
some thousands, * and altogether the
working class movement is., now playing a very large, and responsible part
in the national life of the country.   .
."The workers are realizing that so
long as they are-the hirelings-of another class their status can never, be
much Improved and that it is only by
transforming , land and-.capltal from
private'into, cTmmon^opeFty'an'd'^F"
ganlzlng Industry on the basis,of production'for use and not for profit "that
economic freedom can be achieved.
"Liberty bf. conscience and political
freedom already exist, but experience
i.s showing that lt Is economic freedom
alone,which can give liberty to a people. Under the old conditions the work
men were regarded as an inferior
race,
"They are now taking their place
on terms of equality In the political
arena with the'other classes of the
community, and that of itself must Inevitably led to the overthrow of the
conditions which mark them off for
a lot of penury and toll while their
task masters accumulate riches almost
beyond the dreams of avarice."—Vancouver Province.
Canadian Pacific Ry.
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DISTRICT 18 U. M. W. OF A.
DR. WRIGLESWORTH.  D. D. S.
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Canada.
L. P. ECKSTEIN.
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR..
FERNIE, B.-C..'
F. C. Lawe
Alex. 1. Fisher.
A TALE QF
THE NORTH
Relating the Incidents of a
Double Tragedy-Police
Will Not Act
above the bruto creation; to direct
life ii wny from tho pursuit of sordid
iiinterlRl things, and set It toward the
realization of the lilglioHt and bost, Is
an aim worthy of one's hlglicBt endeavor.
Labor In Britain
The day must corne ln the United
now concept In which the aid of tho
state is being Invoked for purposes
which would have mado tho blood run
cold In tho men who wero at tho helm
fio years ago.
The Kngllsh lnbor party was form*
Ml In IS!!!). Prior to that the rcla*
tions botweei) the Socialist nnd trade
union movement*) were for the most
States when Labor must either simp*.       ... .      ,    , .      „.
It- men d,«.l.iy nr l»> ronl..|il to sink  !mr. ,1,0f .^""''""l""'!-??1"."*' ?]w.
Into n condition In no degree remov
i"d form m'lMoni
We In Great Urltnln have made our
choice find nre determined to work
nut our otvn economic and Industrial
fri'i-diiiii, rcni'Miil'i'i'lm*- nlwnys    thnt  ,.      ,   . ,,      „,,   ,       ,.        ,     ,
bey who would be free mux strike  l 011' l,m,'h"1 ?xl>   « »eform» a mWl
',.       .        , ut hi'cuiIiik better, snnltnry conditions
.,«*        .44444,       441       .....       .'. .
er mutt* ii'ttt-ij  to UK* iiui. .in,''   in
.•.,.'.'./.v, .\*j'.*''.'■,*' '■-'' i'''"';.'.(>;>
liiult- iiiiioii momni'i.t which obtnliK.il
full legnl i-.-cngnltlon fo Into an 18T.r>
wno thoroughly Imbued with the doc*
trnlnnlre Hplrlt of middle cIuhh rndiciil*
Ihiii. OcciiHloiinlly It mnde hoHltatliig
Iik'UI'hIoiih Into the reulniH of le-jlHln*
Houri Shortened, Pay Incrtated
Tl.-*- strili^ "vs* ti-*1 m\ly wttimv. upon whlib It placed nny rellnnci*. Purlin* 'li" fat yearn whl<-h followed iln*
■   •  , ■" * «■■■ i   .v..,*,,    :„  ., ,   ,. i.i
,*1'.>n '*■■*■ ".*(>m"T\ ot Kxettrlca nlrnoM'
n« tnu<*li at on ih** m»*n r»'Ht« tbo re*;
HpotiBlblllty of bringing about n new j
oM'.r of tbliiKta.
To «tionu who are oppoH<'d on prln-
dill.' t« H-atM.'fl hai'ltisr the vote nt nil
\    llll.l'   'llll 111   IVI   *.i->. ■ i U*. .".     k   4.'..'J,   ..
(•Akicr to pity than to reiu-an wltli. j die of iln* limt cei.tury ttubfiTaniltil sain
Hut when thi.y form-*' Hie deluge foi*. ....a '-.on for labor by trade union ef-
lovrlnit   upon tlm ••nfrniichUement ofi fort.
women I P'-Vr th'-m to your own! Hours wf-re shorti-nod find rnten of
VVfftierti HtnteH where women voteipr-v lm rfcf»*.---d by Ibis meant-), but the
kiiil to th'« I'r.Kllnh (oIonU-H. j workfin  wer*  tonten'  to leave the
Tl.'-ri- '«ttiv.'.i, u■.••.- p-al '.'I'lz'-ai an**. ■ ffpM.ii'rV mn^fifni-'r}* hlmnst »'vrln«lve-
vof«*r«, but they haw* not bectnto of ]ly under tho control ,if tlulr rnrntter*.
tha' ri a,-"*-! tf) t„. T|v/-.«~..v<-.n hoiir-f* • In l*i*7 Hip TmrUninf-nlnrv frnnehlnr*
nixie or ttioDiiTH. Tht'lr Duiloolf tjTi}vrTit ronfi-rred n}K>n Vflrliinp .la««,
life hn* been a little broadened hy the houschold-trc llvtoft In Urge town* nml
potttntiUtu ot the lot-***, %h\ih tori-i-t\tiDt-% arii Sis 1*8-1 tlie mm.- franrbit-e.
them to Int'-reur fhem*«*lv«*ii In polltl*! with one sr two mltror addition-), was
««1 and tuxlal condition*. | extended to mlllerUt, nprleulnirnl Inb-
FORT WILLIAM, Feb, 2,'1-N'ews of
n wlerd tragedy of northern wilds wnn
brought, In here from Lake Nipigon
district by national transcontinental
police tO'dny, An old Indian nnmed
Zonbo quarrelled with his best friend
while on a hunting trip, the dispute
ru-lHlng over, the iioshohbIoii of furs,
which Zenbo clnimed wore cniiBht on
his reserve, The quarrel ended In
Zenbo UlillnK his compnnlon.
The deed played on SJeabo'H mind
nnd on his return home lie told IiIh
family (lint lie hnd killed his best
friend nnd anked several ncqunltuitn*
ci'H to kill him, bellevln*,* thnt bis own
death could nlono ntone for IiIh sin,
He eould not kill blniHelf ns he be*
Moved thnt. would be n doublo crime,
One night he cnmo Into IiIh homo nml
linnileil his dRughu-r n sharp nxo nnd
conimnndert her to kill lilm. At first
she refused but on being told by hot*
fin her If she did not bn would commit more murders, sbe consented.
V     77*'   '*■"   ? tff.r-1 tnmn.ri   fr\vf.ivri}\   tn
h(« two vnunt*- snns nnd the ttlrl, who
then oommnnded him to it niul over by
the fire with his bnck to hi,r.
Sl.c wvlfifctil l** i.tjur.di*', nnd lifter
H'.vingltm the axe lil-fh ln the air ,slK'
biought It down on him full force and
*          .      .      .    '    ■'         '           1    »..4...a    ,.,r.
. I. ,,, ,,,a: >v.^     a'a -'a- >  .   ' " •    ......    . «   	
I'f'dy,
Then sbe fftlnt»!il away. Thc police, after Investigating the circumstances, decided to Ictivo tho girl 1n
her vorrow.
POOR NEWSPAPER
MEN IN THE TOILS
BENCH WARRANT8 FOR PROPRIE*
TOR AND EDITORS OF NEW
YORK  WORLD
WASHINGTON' Feb. 17—Dench wnr*
rnnts were Issued Into to-day for the
arrest of Joseph Pulitzer, Caleb Van*
hamb anil Robert   Lyn of New York,
proprietor nnd editors of tho New York
World,   nnd for Delevan 8mlth and
Charles   Williams, owners of the In*
'dianapollfl News, tor criminal libel In
connection    with the publication In
thoso newspapers of charges of Irregularities In tbo purchase of the 1'nJtcd
States govornment of tho Panama ennui property from tho French owners,
Tho Indictments on which tho war*
rants were based wero returned to-day
by the United States grand jury sitting
| In this city,   and tho warrants woro
J Issued Inter by tho clerk of the crlm*
| Inul court.  Tho warrants nro directed
j agnlnst nil   five of tho dofendonts of
tho no whimpers,    The   summons   re*
• quires the corporato defendant, (tho
| Press Publishing Co. of Now York) to
1 appear In court forthwith.   Theodore
! Itoosevclt, Wm. Tuft, Eliliu Root, J,
Pltirpoul Morgtui, Charles Taft, Doug*
las Robinson and Wm. Cromwell nre
nnmed In the Indictments ns the per*
sons nlli-'ged to have been vllllfled by
' the two newspapers,
,  ."The Indictments.of tho New York
■ World unit the Tndlnnnn*ills News nro
not   indictments of the press of   the
United , tilmes, u» tiiuy v,on.i. iiw tu
I hnve It appear,"   snld Mr, Cromwell,
"but n fitm of the pre«s of the coun*
' try,   I nm In favor," ho continued, "of
a free nml untnuxKled press."
       i—
AN ILL-FATED TEAIN
, BANKHEAD, No. 29:.James Fisher
BELLEVUE7NO.   43i.'Fred Chap-
pell.       -   * " •     "■    .. y    .
canmore, park local 1378 —
jas. a. Mcdonald. '
COLEMAN,'No. 2633: William Graham. * ''
CARBONADO, No. 2688: James Hewitt. ..-',,:, •
CARDIFF,'No.  2387:   G.'H. "■ Gibson. •  - -
7"D i AtVtO N arc iTV',-:\or2u8? .-George-
Prescott'.
EDMONTON CITY, No. 2540: J. H.
Crowe. ,   ,,  ' „ 5
FERNIE, No. 2314: Thos. Biggs.-
FRANK, No. 1263:   Walter    Wrig-
ley. .  "     ■
••HOSMER,--No.  2497:   J. D.    Bo'.n-
wick.
HILLCREST, No. 1085: Harry Cooper.
.   LETHBRIDGE, No.   .574:   Charles
Peacock.
• LILLE, No. 1233: J. T. Griffith.
'  LUNDBRECK, No.    2275 — J. D.
Smith.   '     -
MICHEL, No. 2334:  Chnrlos . Garner.
MAPLE LEAF, No. 2829: H, Blnke.
MERRITT, No., 2627: TliomaB Calvert,
METFORD, No. 2698: John Currnn.
ROYAL COLLIERIE8, No. 2589: T.
Dupon, Box 496, Lothbrldgo.
ROCHE PERCEE (8mk) No. 2672:
Lachlan McQuarrlo.
TABER, No. 102: Joshua Craig,
TABER, No. 1050: Wm. White.    ■
TAYLORTON, (S*»k.) Noi 20*18:—
Lachlan McQuarrlo.
TAYLORTON,  (8sik.)  No. 2619:-
Jos. Twist,
TA8KER, N. D„ No, 2803:— J. E,
Lnnsborry.        '
WOODPECKER, No. 2209: William
Lowo.
NOTICE
tn ho mill tor of an application for
tho Issuo of a duplicato cortlflcnto of
titlo for the Knst bnlf of lot 10, block
30, Town or Fornio (Mnp 734.)
Notico Is hereby given thnt lt Is my
Intention to Issue at tlm expiration of
one month after tho first publication
hereof a duplicato of tlio certificate
of Titlo to tho nliove mentioned laud
In tho wim** of Ann Hlggs, which cer*
tlilcato^ls dated the 21st dny of May
1006 anil numbered S65Q A,
II. It. JORAND
Uibiritt HegiHtiat*
uij ;it*,jA'vj* oaiw
Nelson I*. C.
February 11, 1009,
PASSED AWAY
They *r«* thu* In a fsfr wa}' to U~
mi,.*! Uiui u>u.v.ia.l.uiiA to. i.buU* huu
Und», ami I tay this with Aeep ton-
orffK ktiA othtn vot\vt% vutkiit   D,
popufoiin i-'i-Hfr*^.
With, ttotexet, the trlfllr,^ «-\..pt-
! NEW WESTMlStiTKH, Yah* *i4—A
i well known resident of this rlty putted
»«,ay last i-vi^nlcg !n tbe p*--rM)n Of
j Jamet D. Ka*** nf ■h'** Dominion cumom*
ftafT. Mr. Nj*** bus bt»en 111 for some
. time bat *»* tH'i'twrh. to b*t tmprovin(r.
> III* A»ml*+ *»» >* surprUo to bis many
| trh-atU*
MURPHY8DOnO, III. Feb. 24—1111*
noln Central train No. 205 southbound
from St, I,oul« to New Orlennn, *nt»
wrecked six miles east of here today.
Ff'iir persona are report-wl killed and
nbout 20 Injured. Owing to broken
ti*,'*Ki.t|ili Un«*» dttlulU uru .aieklun but
a relief train ha* none from here to
brlnn- the wounded ro this city.
Tho train wrecked vat % local. The
atriib-w *«nki d.u«*»d bf ti broken nfl
The i-nrlrn' nnd evprfs*    t»r passed
iour safely but tb* remalntn**; four
j enrt tximcA nver.
NOTICE
In tbe inauer oi nn jijipncuvicin ior
tho Issue of n duplicato certificate of
Titlo for the Wost bnlf of lot 10, block
30, Town of Fernio (Map 734.)
Notice Is hereby Riven that it Is my
Intention to Issue at the expiration of
one month after tho first publication
hereof « duplicate ot the certificate
of Titlo to tbo abovo mentioned land
lu the name of Ann niggii, which cer
tlflcato la dated tbe U'tb day of July
11)07, and numbered 7220 A,
If. R. JORAND
District Reglntr/tr
Und Registry Office
Kelson D. C.
YeUviiity 11, 1303.
LAWE & FISHER
ATTORNEYS , .
U
Fernie, B. C.
,    H.  W.  HERCHMER     .
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR
Fernie B. C.
W. A.CONNELL
Pioneer Builder and Cotractor of .
Fernie..
1    ESTIMATES FURNISHED    '
WHO SAID FIRS?
We did,' We are filing away at,the
■'old business        ■ ' ■" • '
CREE & M0FFATT
ALBERTA   _"
BOARDING   HOUSE
THE FERNIE
LUMBER GO.
A. McDougall, Mgr.1,,
V.J«.   a*:-,a.  k.s
y   '- v  -O
ManufactuPCTS-pf and Deal- ■
* ers in all kinds of Rouglv ■«.*
. and Dressed Lumber ". _-'
Seni us your orders
F,   KENNEDY
Lumber  Dealer
All kinds of rough and dressed lumber
' . , .'>"(''■       •, ,- •
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.l     . ; ,    ' ,   - t .'        ' • i      x •  i
Viator!a Ave.   ' .   North Fernie
E. A. Kummer J-. O. Euniuier
KUMMER BROS.
Builders and Contractor*.
Estimates Furnished
-i* - ••»,.
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FIBRE PLASTER KEPT IN'STOCK
-FERNIE-CARTAGEiCOr—
Hosmer, B.C.
Board and Rooin, $20.06 per month
ALL WHITE' HELP.     V"
Mrs, Desleaures,  Prop.
DEPOT
RESTAURANT
Maeleod, Alta..
The Two Charlies
Chnrlie  Chamberlain
Charlie Bcattle
Drop iir and see us
P. Carosella
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes
Gents' Furnishings
mimmmmmmmmmmmm*******~~*timmm
BAKER   AVENUE
BRANCH  AT  HOSMER,   B.C.
team Work and Draying
Dealers in Wagons, .Sleighs'   Dump
Carts, Spring Rigs and Harness
0. N. ROSS, Manager
Stoves!
Stoves!     Stoves!
. We have the cheapest and
best line of Ranges. Kitchen
Stoves and. Heaters.
B.C. FURNITURE
STORE
New and Second-Hand Goods
W. STAN. TERRY
i ■       ■ * '
Painter and Decorator
Oive mo a elinnco on'your work
THR
DISTRICT  LBDQBR
The Paper   that reaches
tho People of the Pass. As
an advertising medium It's
 THB BE8T	
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NOTICE
In tho matter of an application 'for
tbo Ibbiio of a duplicato Cortlflcat.i .if
Title for Lot 013. Group Ono, Kootenay District,
NOTICE Is horoby given that It Is
tuy Intention to Issuo at tho expiration
of ono month after tho flrst publication hereof ft duplicato of tho Certificate of Titlo to the above mentioned
Lot in tho name of Charles P. Hill,
T-rlileh eertlfleat» nf title Is dated the
19th day of April 18S8, and numbered
715K.
H. P. MacLEOD.
District UeRlstrar
Und Registry Office
, Kelson, B. C.
January II?. 19(7*7.
•
60  YEARS'
IXPBRIBNGB
Trioe Manns
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Atmaet eeMne * Hr*t**i Mtt eueripiton reef
tti«ktf MMruiQ ©fl» optnlon fiMjibtcbtr *a
•wtn\tM \*VrtinVjr^pi^ljMj^Commant^
l\
i
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t*nVfr**\ MMimnWomHwiMMIi,
Vtfeaie Utaa, tS'oiiil. Uttnn> ub. notlft
ttiffltuUu, tt-TiboM e__ee, tn lis
Scicnflncperkati,
ui^*uflyeer,ptmtSepntmU,  iCCtlSf THE   DISTRICT   LEDGER,   FERNIE,  B.C.  FEBRUARY 27 1909
PAGE SEVEN
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THE GHQST OF
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-:        BY MRS. C, N.'-WILLIAMSONS
Authoress of "The Princess Passes," "The'Lightning
-,-.,.,.;-,     -••Cpn,iuctor,"-Etc.:;-Etc,; ;   '
Copyright, 1906, by ,MK., Cr N^Williamson.
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JlL^i^instQA^Typ^weiii^v Cd,( Ltd.
344 Pender St. Vancouver, B. C
Alberta Show
*vfl'
?■■. Manufacturers.','of ,■*. 'V. <•>_*'
STORE "FIXTURES
, :iy Calgary, Alta.
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■ivERESH   MILK
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a, s    i: 4.
'-delivered --to   all-'*
iipkrts of. the town,
GORRIE BROS., Props.
CHAPPED  FROM   FINGERS
TOIELBOWS
BOY'S AGONY RELIEVED BY
^rt-.-a-ji-i'.^ZAM.BUK?-''.'' • r^'-;-
' Tf ybu':are suffering from, badly chapped .hands ,you will, be ..able..to comprehend . a little of the agony ..which
Henry Walker bf 14 Manufactures St.
Montreal,'endured' before {Zam-Buk
gave him relief.    His motlier'.'.teliing
of the case to a press representative,.
-.  ■        *,v
saidb .-   ; • :    "''    ' •'!' ■
.; , '-'Henry-works with his shirt" sleeves
rolled up above his elbows,'and passing from a warm room to the, biting
cold,-as lie was obliged' to do'vhe got
the worst case of chapped hands and
arms I have ever seen. [From his
fingers to his elbows was one mass^of
, raw. „ flesh, .with bad cracks (here and
there. "'. Whenever he washed, -:'it
brought" the tears to his eyes, the pain
was. so acute. He,tried several kinds
of salve, biit nothing relieved him real-,
ly, until he tried Zam-Buk. This balm
seemed .,to.,fake away the burning and
the .smarting almost at'once.7 The
cracks began to heal and a few"; applications of the balm cured him: His
rhandsiand * arms' are .now smooth   and
Fop Sale
>>>
Prompt Delivery
W. R. Boardman P.O. Box 62
vffli
E.  Weston.
Is prepared to give
estimates forallclass-
es of building work,
Repairs a specialty.''
Give me a trial.
soft.,,, -.,,•*.. ^, -v*»., ,;. yy '\ ■
-i "We--have used -Zam-Buk'"for other
purposes. I sustained a,burn on one
"of „my.,fingers., ■ ..Zam-Buk .took' the
,fire .out and healed up'the sore. It
really, seems. a wonderful „. household
preparation.
■ "On one occasion my son-Harry had
his foot frozen.- It was very swollen
and discolored, but Zam-Buk both relieved the" swelling* and - removed the
discoloration. I> Zam-Buk is-86,-b.andy
.and os.effective that we shall.always,
keep a1 supply hahdyV' ""-*■
Miss Hatle, Bertrand of, Salisbury,
Ont., says: "Every winter I suffer
from chapped hands, but I have found
a cure in Zam-Buk. Applied at night
lt heals the cracks by morning, and
takes away,all,the'soreness j-'**
Similar' effects follow its'use ..for
eczema, scalp soros, blood poisoning,
ulcers, ringworm, children's sores,
cuts, burns and bruises. It also cures
piles, All druggists and stores sell
at 50c a box, or post free from Zam-
Buk Co,, Toronto, for price.
"'•lb .the nearest large town—and sup-
5>Q^e.it. should, b^'jpuj .in his,head to
■"suspect Hilary*- ■(=*"''
Tit-would almost surely be'a stupid
heart, and therefore all the*more dangerous.     Some   other, pitfalls   might
have been laid, of which she and-Hilary knew .nbthiiig-r-would know :h >th-;.
ing pntil! if was* too/late .'a.What hor-.
rible, what irrevocable mischief some'-
blundering' "detective" might dp.
Lady Lambart would fain have talk-
»d matters over-with-Hilary,, but fear-,,,
ed to tell- her the truth .in' the girl's
present strange .mood. -Instead she
rang and ordered the 'servant .who
came to have Mr. McGowan.informed
that she wished him to come" to her at
once. -   - -	
He"did come; after-the shortest-of
'delays,, which nevertheless seemed
long enough to her*,.and'before he' had
time-eren- to ask- a-question Lady-
Lambart-began to pour out her grievances,   *
She and her daughter.had been outrageously insulted in his house. She
wished to go at .once and consult her
London solicitor.
"But, Lady Lambart, in the present
circumstances I fear it is impossible—
that is, I mean that it will be best'
for you not' to go."
"If you refer tn the trifling debt I,
owe you for - our -stay here'" — began
Lady Lambart. "■ But.the manager respectfully cut her short.
' "No, it is not that, indeed," lie replied, "though I; must confess I should
be obliged if your ladyship could find
it convenient,.to pay. But, you see,
a certain - suspicion is afloat;' non-
Bense, and icruel-nonsense, no doubt;
and I have done my best to prevent
your being.; annoyed: .Stilly there it
is; and the affair has Happened.-Real-
,ly. Lady Lambart,' "the"bnly'"thing"to
',do now. is .for you. and Lady Hilary
• to stay^extwtly'..where you are, "and as
: you are, until the matter of the7 jewelE
ihas been cleared, up^-as it may be,
■Bay minute." *,'■'- \ ;V.
"Is it true there is a detective in
the house?"  . .      . .      •
Mr['McGowan'raised his eyebrows,:
'"'Naturally theie^ is—I niay as well-
! admit that, sinoe the fact baa; been
:mentioned,*'■, 7-   "'. *.",,'   ■."■••',
"And my daughter and I are being
watched?"'      7.'" 7    -.-   .-■   ■:»". -.     •
"Everybody in the h?tel is more
or- less' under' observation:"--* •--—-    ;
Lady Lamb'irt bit her lip, and hei
' eyes'! were ■ full .ot a .dangerous"'light.
' "I   will  not .keep., you  any  longer.'.'
she-said,- "since you ,do, not.,intend
to protect  me,.'■'    ..-,„....,..-..   ..
,_."I\am. unable to^do. more- than I
.have'"done, and;am''at'present doing,-
-I deeply .regret to say." .
"■: 'Then,* at least, leave me." ;"•
if' He1 did not; require the second bidding. And with .what Lady Lambart
'suffered; in" that .mo-nent. and .othe.r
■s'nTomenta~to"cHme—Elspeth-*—Dean—;if
"she had but know n-r- was fully aven'g-
*ed.
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Address:
P. Ot Box 10, Fernie
■-.
For Sale
9W-9M-9M-9W-9mkW-9M*m
100 tons'of "good
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Upland
Baled Hay
mm*^te—i
REDISTRIBUTION   BILL
COMMITTEE
PA38ED
Alberta Central Receives Some Discus,
sion—Bill to Abolish Special   '
City Charters
Wi E, Barker, Cayloy, Alta.,
m
^¥¥^^f^M^M*•¥^¥■wf*¥¥•*f*■w^•¥^*•1^*
m .. y Xi   '■--.-   ,- «>
I Safely- Deposit Vault i:
Safety1 Deposit Lockers
;: can; bft1 rente<H: at The
; Ledger OWce,- " Moit
, fireproof vault. In ,sthc
'. cllly;,7Refl"onfl*5lerate^
. See the Manager for
particulars,.,      .,
kiekkk**k)t1i.Ai kkk+kify^kirkir
EDMONTON', Feb, 23—The Election
act was reported from tho committee
of tho whole to*clny and will probably
bo passed on Monday,
Tho provincial estimates for 1900
will nlso bo brought down on that
day and the premier will move at the
nfternoon session that the houao go
Into supply at onco.
Tho Alborta Central Railway bill,
which will glvo tho Canadian Northern
a chnrtor to gridiron tho provlnco by
branch linos caused tlio longtlitost dls*
cueslon of the session., Promlor Ruth*
orford'Introduced tho bill nnd comm*
ontod on the way tho rJrojoctod llnon
would tap hitherto untouched rosour*
con of rich.sections of tho now provlnco,
Tho (-.ovon members .through whoso
constituencies tho linos will run, ox*
pressed tho satisfaction thoy felt that
settlors woro at. Inst on n fnlr rond to
got fuloqnuto rnllwny fnclIltlOB,
, A long discussion upon leglslntlon
being sought to bring nil cities In tho
provlnco under ono gonernl net nnd
-hnvo spuclnl city dinners now In* forco
nbollslied, Vi'ttt plncert beforo tho mem*
boi'B to-dny, The bill, liowriver, will not
bo hnndlod, nt this session, Coplos will
hi-, r-ent in nil miinlnlnnllt|«n to itlvo
'! them opportunity for suggestion or.crl*
jilcism, ... ..,   ,,
,    ,-■    ;.      ■ ; * -— -   ;
8ave Money'It-y Buying Chsmbsrlaln's
Cough Remedy • '•: **
WaM4BM4MHMOTa«M^raV
Vo*.' n'JJl ■?.*•■)' J"°t ni tench ter n hot-
tlo of Chnmberlnln's Cough Remedy na
for nny of the other cough romodlos,
hut you Hnvo monoy In .buying •■■• Tlie
snvlng Is In .wliht .you*'got; .fipt»,whnt
you pny, t .the sure to euro ybli'ijliml-
Uy 1« In oyory bottle of this romfdy,
nnd you tret'result's when you take It,
Nogloctod colds often develop serious
conditions nnd when you buy n cough
medicine ynu wnnt to be euro you ura
getting ono thnt will euro your cold.
Chnmberlnln's Cough "Remedy always
curds. Price 25c iihd.SOc'n hot tlo.. For
*n*})o;bynlldrugg(8ti;^a      -*■; l
y    ^ • i;chap-ter',xix-.,;pi    ■■■
".- "I must see you' for' a moment on
.'a matter oi life and death,"-Elspeth
■had written to Kenrith;''and had for-.,
gotteii-in her gr.-*.:t haate„and anaXiety
■ to name a place oi meeting; but Kenrith knew, as Ke'reod, that he would
.be able.;to,find the girl through the
'porter, who'had furtively handed him
the note;-- ','•■',
In the new light thrown -by Els-
"lath's words the "scene just past took
u new significance. .They could have
, but .one- meaning * she.had tried ,to
.warn him''against an attempt upon
Oxfoi-d's life, and perhaps his own,
by poison.
' ■ Kenrith did not particularly' like
-Trowbridge, and he had liked him'
less thnn ever nfter his brusque announcement' of an engagement with
Lady Hilary Vane; but he had not
entertained the slightest- suspicion,
agninst the man's character. Now,
had the warning come froni any other
woman of his acquaintance, he would
hnve rognrded it ns absurd; but thero
was something about the young stenographer which compelled his trust,
even whon reason argued ngninst her.
■ He recalled the fleeting look of fury
on Trowbridge's face when the dog
had broken the elass of whiskey nnd
soda which Oxford was in the very
net of rnising to his lips. If Elspeth
Dean woro right, Prince Charlie hnd
Bnved his master's life.
"Let ub try once more to hnve n
fnrowoll drink before wo part," Trowbridge now suggested, lnuirhinp, "I
nlwnyB keop plenty of tumblers hero,"
nnd ne wont to nn old-fashioned' wnll
cupboard, with . n prettily-curtnined
glass door,
. "No, thank you," Kenrith answer*
od pleasantly, but decidedly, beforo
Cnptnin Oxford had timo to speak,
"My friend is looking, rnthor dono
up, nnd ns lio's still more or loss
on Uio invalid list,- spirits nre not
tho best thins for him, Rest will do
him moro good thnn nnything olso tonight,"
,This hint wns so brond thnt Trowbridgo wns obliged to tnko It, Ho
apologized good-iiaturocll*,' for his lack
of oonsidorntlon In lenoping, thorn up
so long nftor tlio trying oxporlenoo
thoy hnd gono through, nnd, wIhIiIiir
thom both plonsnnt drenins, left thn
room,
"Whnt shall I do nbout Princo Chnr
lie, sir?" asked thc porter, who tk>-><l
outBido tlio door now, awaiting In-
Btruotlons, "Shnll I try downstairs
ognin, or"—
"We'll koop him horo for the pros-
out, thank you," snid Kenrith, nntl*
olpntlng his friend's answer. Oxf.-rd
lind been nbout to glvo up the dog
tn tlin nltrht. portor; hut finding thnt
Konrith wns willing to keup litm m ttie
■vja/.'. }.«; let it no nl t*.'*t. Millar V..*ulo
'tho two gentlemen n rospootful good*
night, closod tho door gontly, nnd thoy
.Vt'ore loft alone,
* Konrith dooidod to snv nothing to
Oxford nbout tho noto from Elspeth
I^c.'mI v.-ati! 1,c };!'*''}""-Of !."*>'! 'if-"' iln.
girl nncl learned upon whnt grounds
she baaod her suspicions. Noverlho-
lesi, he did not neglect the piccim-
tions ho would hnvo taken if he fully
br-Hevcri in tho warning, i
.** While Oxford busied himself In en*
rossing the excited colllo, ho selected
(rom tho wante-papor hn-*)cef, where
the glnits hnd boen thrown, u fow
v tho lnrtror frni-ments nnd put them
Im hi* pocket. Ho nlso rolled a big
i/i'v ehnir over the spot whore tho
•.•■' I'key had fnllen on the enrpot. .
"Now. I nm going to lonve you for
y.-t.w tiicv.-.cnts." said Kenrith,    "I
liave a little business downstairs with
3ur( friend,the night .porter, biit-1 expect to be back soon, and if you don't
mind I' should • be glad if you could
stay awake-till you see me-again."
If  Oxford's   curiosity   were   roused
he did noti-say so.    Indeed,- his attention was,engrossed'by Prince Charlie. =" Thevdog's behavior seemed odd
to  his  roaster,  for though  the  wild
excitement he  had  shown  in Trowbridge's presence was abating, he \vasK
still - unlike ■*- himself.: His   beautiful'
eyes were extraordinarily bright and,
prominent.^,.He kept up a'continual
whimpering quivering all over,  and
appearing to suffer in some inexplicable way. '
■ "There's something very queer the
matter with'the Prince," said Oxford.
"I don't understand him to-night at
all." ■"        ."*-'-. '.'■     .
" "Watch* him;** replied Kenrith, re-- |
membering that some ■ of the spilled '
whiskey had fallen on the dog's noee." j
Still, he kept his own counsel, as ha i
I went out to search for the sender of '
I the warning..
j    No one .was to be seen in the dimly
I lighted corridor.   Guilty or not guilty,
Trowbridge had. no idea that he was
suspected.    ■ c
Kenrith went' softly but hastily
downstairs, meaning to inquire' Elspeth's whereabouts of the night porter; but it was she, not the man. who
canie quickly to,;meet him.
. "Thank heaven." she whispered. "I
was-afraid something'would keep you
—or that you would think I was mad."
"I should have thought any- one else
mad, who wrote such,a letter/', he,
said,- "but not you." Now: tell me
everything."   .   ,,
How Elspeth'gbt through her story
she did not know; but somehow she
made clear tlie 6trange history ■ of
event*,, of suspicions, and of actual
knowledge. ,   ■  -,     .
There was not time to tell all, for
she' had a plan to propose; but she
.began, .with .tho-fire,  and  what-had-
happened to her in tiie corridor when-
she• had-.tried to/give the.alarm. ...She
told what .she had heard in the secret rooni^, and ,*of 'the dead face.' her -
-groping fingers had .touched. s-. -".  ,'•" ■
.   "It^was*! Mr.\Trow-bridge's-* voice".I
.'heard','of:"that t am sure.    Who was
.with hun',~r can't" tell; but, "whoever"
it .was.,;those..two are in the plot.together.'-They meant-to kill Captain
Oxford; it must have been they who
,tried,tq murder him before.   When'.I
heard ^.that';you'and he were to-sleep
in  Mr. Trowbridge's sitting room,-'I
was -afraid there •■" might be', still -an-
* other attempt, since the, fire had failed. ■-. But- that-;was only • part;.of my*
'.reason.for, sending you the note/Those
two men must be'taken'together in'
the secret room, if at all.    You see,-
-they meant to go back there for me---
and'they will;;be, going soon,- .ii they
~h¥veh't—gone~aireadyrfor-they~h'ave'
•no time to waste. "If they find me
gone,, they'll" know the• game '-is. up,
and even if 'they don't try io escape
from-the house, they'll make it dreadfully    difficult    to ■ .prove- -anything
.against tliem.     There'll- only be my
word, you know,"
"They shall be taken in the secret
room, never -'. fear,"- aaid Kenrith,
quietly.   .,.. .   ■ I-    . -
"You mean you will go?" "
"Yes, I  will go."- ,'..-'.-"
' "Not alone.  They might kill you."
' 1 have a.revolver,which I've .carried—«ince yesterday.    But I shan't'
be alone,-The man who brought your
letter will go with me."
■"The night,porter,".,
' "Night porter pro tern. He is a
detective, and a smart' one. No one
knows but Oxford, myself, McGowan
•—and, now, you. Oxford .must be with
ub, too. It's his, right, as the , plot
was against him," He'd never forgive
me if I left him out."-
, As he spoke he stepped to the door
of .'.the. night porter's tiny room-and
gave a peculiar knock:
Instantly the man to whom Elspoth
hnd given" her letter .appeared,
"She knows," said Konrith. "Wo
can trust her, Thanks to her alone,
we aro going to unravel the whole
plot and kill two birds, or perhaps
more, with one stone. Whilo I got
more particulars from this lady, fetch
Captmn Oxford, if you please—and—
look hero, you'll both wnnt revolvers,
Don't let him delay a moment. This
may be a matter of lifo and death."
The man scarcely waited for tho
last word, but was off, his flguro almost Instantly swnllowod up in the
dark.'
"Now, you must toll mo tho wny
into thnt secret room," Boid Kenrith,
"Toll you tho way!" oxclniined Elspeth. "Why, I'm going to guide you
thore, Oh, ploano don't object! You
couldn't got in without mo,"
Kenrith's oyes lit up with ndmira*
tion of hor courage ns ho looked down
nt her In tho dim light.
room which had been hers. It wa«-
still unlocked, as she had -left it,'
and they tiled ih, - noiselessly as
s-hadows."     ■ - • ...
The ■ room was in" darkness,' save
ior the pale starlight that filtered in
u ilie uncovered windows, but Elspeth knew. well where to find the
plac4 she sought, and no light was-
needed "yet from' the police lanterns
which the detectives carried. •
Thi re was a moment of wild suspense when she feared that, after all,
she had lost the secret ofthe spring
which opened the sliding panel. But
she touched it at last,- with ,a thrill
of triumph, and with a faint,"click as
the sole-alarm, the way was open.1
Now-; Kenrith . put the girl away,
when she would have passed through.,
'Tou have done enough," he said in
a whisper,, "the rest is for us."
,But she  rebelled  gently. ,"I can't
leave you,".she answered. "I daren't.
I should be more afraid here, or going back, than with you near.. Oh, I
.must stay and see it through."
• H was,true," as she-'said.   He could
not leave! her behind.   Who could tell
whether Trowbridge   and    the other
, were already in the s«cret room, or ,
whether they might not see the girl j
outside,  and   in   an  instant  revenge    n
themselves   for   the   ruin   she   had
brought upon  them?
"Follow us then," Kenrith said.
"But—you are to be careful, for my
sake." .   ,
Never had the girl been so happy.
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"You're not iifniidP" ho asked.
"Not with you," the b*»*1 impulsively answered, tlion blushed doeply becnuse sho could not tnko tho
words back,
Dark ns it wna, ho saw tho blush
nnd tho look on lier faco which told
him moro than lho woitIh npokon inadvertently,
•.'Darling child," ho snld, "do you
know I love yon nnd .want you for
my wife?"
Ho hnd fnrBotten Lady Lnmbnrt nnd
all hi** fnneli'il ohlifntioiift to her, even
ns Klspeth hnd forgotten nil the world
but him.
It scorned iinpoisiblo Hint sho hnd
honrd nrifht, Such hnppinoss could
not bo, who thought, for her. But
before ho could fiponlt ngnln Cnptnin
Oxford nnd the porter came hurriedly
into tho hnll.    .
CILM-TRJ. XX.
Thoro wore two ways of reaching
the -secret room in tho tower. Klspeth
Denn hnd tho bu.-it of reasons for bo*
ing certain of thu, but tho only ono
*••*.. n,!.,!',!> '■'"> '*■" ■ t fine h'io fl""1 h)A-
don entrain;.' by the fireplace in lier
own old •■unit.*.**'.
Foituiintely, ilii.-i wns tho bettor wnv
to tnko, ns tho men wjio wore to lw
'trnpped wouM almost'-, surely hnvo
chosen*, the otlmr. HmJthoy not In*
■ i*jnt|eil;to,«.'i *-•>, theywould not hnvo
'tifi th'i d'lor nt fli" rower room Inoimtl,
and this Klnpolli knew tlioy hnd dono,
it* .sho hnd iintn'ienod it whon sho
mnde her t.'*cii|w
Tlie thrue men kept closo nt hor
heels, i ready to p.*ot«c*t her tf tmmk!
l». iu xhe led il.'iii up tlio windiuir
.win*, then to ..*.> door *-.. tho tower
next   moment,   she   would  not   have
missed   that' -whic'ii - makes ; life   best I
worth - living.  - :*     I
On the otner 6ide of the secret door
tiiey-paused .'listening.   There wasi.no ,
sound,, and the; detective opened his j
lantern.        ' '.*'    • ",v     ,7   ," ]
AYiien Elspeth" had previously been j
on the other side, of, the .secret door!
'*&ne had gropad in '.darkness;  seeing
'nothing.    Now,, by'-the lantern light,
she  saw  a  curious,  narrow  passage
between  rough  walls  of- stone.•■ The
passage, followed the-.form oi.the tow-
jr,_:andJ*Elspeth,; told  herself' that-, it
' probaBly~ran^air tlie-distance roiflfd"
between.the embrasures,of the win-
'dows- in the*-tower 'room:'vThe floor
-.was covered, with a strip"; of-thick carpet,   evidently ' new,;-and    probabl*
meant' to deaden thec sound of foot-"
falls in case the passage had to',be'
used while the tower room was occu-
. pied.,. Just * at. .the „ turn  the  queer,
ladder-like staircase was visible—that
steep j staircase ■   down', 'which   she
had hurried in fear and nameless horror but 'a Bhort time ago.    It  was
covered with the same new carpeting,
as that which protected the'floor; a
patternless green fabric, stained with
dust and mud as if with a trace of
overy footstep which had passed up or
down. • *-■ "    ■ ■• .        -    .
Elspeth pointed to the stairs.. "It's
up above where the dead woman lies,"
she whispered. "But they left me
lying here. See, there are the bands
of stuff that bound mo, knotted still.
They'll look here when they conie"--
"Huah," murmured the directive,
with a,finger on his lips, and turned
off the light,
■  They were in black darkness, dark-
• noss which in this cold and gloomy
place seemed thick, as if it might be
folt,
Kenrith laid his hand on tho girl's
shoulder. She had beon trembling a
littlo, but at his touch her nerves
grew steady.
There was a slight sound in the distance, A Bltding door had beon softly pushed back, somewhere out of
sight, Then came a muffled sound of
footstops on the carpet nnd voices
talking in low tones together. An instant later n yellow light quivered
along tho-dark wall. Thoy were coming round with, n lantern; nnd, Elspoth hoard tho snmo clinking noiso
whloh hnd frightened hor on tho first
night in tho towor room.
In a moment moro they would know
that they had been tricked; but tho
light had not found tlio intruders yet,
nml the- four who lay hid waited,
■■.o- 'coly breathing,
Now thoy cnmo round tho turn of
tho passngo, two tall, blnck flfjuros,
walking ono behind tho othor; but
tho old-fnflhionod lantern which, with
itH clinking chain, hung from tho
hand of tho foromoHt man, did not
send Its rays up to their facos, Thoir
fonturos wero hidden still, a* if masked by darkness,
"We're Into," Trowbridge's voice
•said, in n hushed tone, yet audible to
tlioso intently listening enn*. * "You
oi.fflitn't to hnve gone no fnr off whon
We can furnish you with estimates in'
anything, in our line
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eBanic
OF CANADA*
-- OR I GIN AL C H ART ER 1854;
;"        7 QUARTERLY.   DIVIDEND
Notice is hereby given, that <i dividend at the rate of *
Six Per Ceut. per„annum upon the paid up' Capital Stock
of this Bank has been declared for the three months . ending
the 28th of February, 1909, and the same will be payable at
its Head Office and Branches on and after Monday,' the Lst
day of March next, The transfer books will be closed from
the 14th* to the 28th of February, both days inclusive.
By order of the Board
JAMES   MASON, General Manager
Toronto, Jan. 23, 1909.
HEAD OFFICE, 8   KING  STREET,   WEST,   TORONTO
FERNIE,  B. C.
W. C. B. Manson Manager
'LICENSE   TO   AN   EXTRA-PROVINCIAL COMPANY
Companies Act 1897; Canada, Province
of British Columbia
(No. 40..)
THIS Is to certify Hint tlio "PurIi
& Livingston-.* Lumber Co. Limited,"
is autliorlxuil nnd licensed to carry on
business within the province of IlrltiBh
Columbia, nnd to carry out or effect nil
or liny of the objects of tlie compnny
to which the loKlslnilvo authority of
tlio LeglHlntiire of British Columbia
NOTICE
NOTICE Is hereby given that np*
plication will bo made to the parliament of Canada at the present session
thereof for nn Act Incorporating a
compnny under the nnmo of tho Kootenay nnd Albertn Railway company,
with power ln behalf of the compntiy
to:
1, Construct, equip, mnlntnln hnd
operate n lino or llnr>H of rnllwny in)
From n point on tho Crow's Nost
branch of the Cnnndlan Pacific Railway between Cowley nnd 1'Iuclier
Crook, stations In tho provlnco of Alborta, thence In n southerly direction
pasHlng through Heaver Volley to the
North Kootonay Pass, thenco In a
southerly direction down the Valley
of tho Flnthend river, In tho provlnco
sltunto nt the Town of Oltotnlts In the
Province of Alberta; tlio amount, of
cnpltnl of tho Compnny Is Bevonty-nvo
thousand dollars, divided into Sewm
thi* thlnj- line] to'bo dono still,"boforo Uiundrotl and fifty shares of one Iiiih*
dnwn." 'dred dollars oaeli.
"We've time Mill.'' niiRworod    nn*      Tho i,ca,-, offloo of the compnny
other volco, strnnco to KUpoth, save
extends.
Tho hond office or the Compnny In-of Rrltlsli Columbia, to the Intornnt*
lonal boundary, (b) From, at or near
the afon-Hiild point on tho Crow's Nost
llnuidi of the Cnnndlnn Pacific Rail*
wny, thence In n southerly direction,
pnsHliiK m or near the town of Pincher
thr.t sho had heard it here beforo;
b**t slii* folt tho hand on her shoulder
f'.irt.
"Whoro wn« it wo 1-ft her?" risked
".•iowbriileo. "Hore, I think. "Why"-
•".in 1 the liirht tourl'i.'d tho woollen
i>"it'in wiiicn Mrpi-tii o.iu aim,,,n (,(',
*'"t h'-i •••■n,ti-i\'»r* v:n- nt-ViM* ftnlMi'-d,
'...'". detective lonp.nl out of his hid-
I*"7 i>!i'.0'.> ami tln.-liaid tbo lantern in
(To be conlImied)
■ -«*» •■"■"■
SMILE
"I bollovo In tin* hiiiII<-.    Tint I clnlm
tint thoro mum be Knni"tlilnR bnck of
the smllo.    Tlw Htnlle Mint Is enkln*
in
thin provlnco Is sltunto at Kllcmouth,
nml Willinm Stownrt Hereon, lumber*
mnn, whoso nddrosH Is ISlkniouth
nforcsnld, Is the nitorney for the
Company,
filven under my hnnd nud sonl   of
Creole through tho Flshboiiin aottlo*
ment, through the Iilood Inillnn Ho*
servo, down tho Milk lllver Valley to
tl.o Inn-runt lonal bouiulnry nt or noar
Coiitts, (e) A branch Hue from n
point at or iii-iir the crossing of the
Wntei'ton river In the provlnco of Al*
bor*n, thonco In a southerly direction
(Ifl*..,'    tO   tl'f.   Onil'll   Wiallf   pfat'Tl^t'   nf   llift
offlco nt Vlctorlii, I'rovlnco of lirltisli | n,nf)(, ,„,„„„ „0Horv0t p|lM|nR ,n U)0
,Culuinbliii Ull*. liU'.-wiiiii 'Li) ol iM.ii.i,,
ber, one tliounnml nlno buiidred   am)
; eight.
! S. V. WOOTTON.
(Heglstrnr of .lolnt fiiock
<-*... .,.^..i . ,
The objects for which this Company
has been established nnd llci-nsed nre:
Tlio ptu'olumo of timber HinltH, tbo
died by the right sort of brnln atuff > ninrmfnciun* nml snlo of lumber, in
nnd soul stuff, nml I might ndd body Iciutllng tho mnniifncture of tlmbors,
stuff, nnd which b<'iitii» from the dye*, j ■ elophono polos, ties, shingles, lnths,
nml UghiK up the fii<" of ili>* mn* man, j boxes nnd nil oilier kindred prnduns
Is indeed nn Asset of inuch vnltiu in \ tlmt enn be mndo from timber; to pur*
the r*..:i',ry, on the luail. behind tli«, l-Iiiih#» oi rn<U oilier limiliui* (ndiistrlus
counter nnd iu nil -ahIks of fife. Bat or the stock thereof, nnd gonernlly to
without this fuel I m*"r km-wrt stttlte \tarty on the business of mnniifflctnn;
to lie wnrm or c!h'.m iih,'."—-Artlior, *', j nml snlo at thn |*r«ilm ts of Umber nnd
Sheldon.
a lumber-
McU ftf.9
vicinity of Mountaiuviow, thence down
tho Vnlley of Lees Creek to Cnrdu*
ton,
2. Acquli-Q nud utilUo steam nnd
water power for* coinpi'i-sttlnK nil* or
gi'iiemniig i-u*i Hicn-Y im hii\ jiui|hibh
and commerelnlly dealing In the same.
"). Construct, control nml operuto
tologrnph nud tolophof/o lines.
4, Enter Into ngrc<*mtiitn with oth*
or Rnllwny comiisnlcK, ,
HMITU A .lf')1iypTf>.V
Hollcltors for the Appllvnntn
Dnletl nt Oiinwn thin *>,'ii)i dny of
J/tminry 190!)
AnVKHTISE IN THK TiKDOER PAGE EIGHT
THE  DISTRICT LEDGER.  FEBMIE.   a C.  FEBRUARY 27 1309
LOCALS
C P. B. TIME TABLE.
.Vo. 8 E!y*ar Eastbound ....;... 24.18
No. 7 Flyer Westbound .;......   **1.55
>\'o 214 Eattbouad Regular .... 1S.25
No 213 Westbound Regular ....
No. 236 Eaufboimd 1st class ..
No. J36 Westbomid. lst class ..20-16
Joe Thompson. tie popular G.   N.
agent at Michel was in the city
Wednesday.
Cut flower* every Saturday at the
G. N. TIME TABLE
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No. 251
m.         FERNIE
4.00 p.m
HOSMER
3.40
OLSON
3.27
"MICHEL .
acs
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Barber-Ellis Wholesale, siationery Co.
of Toronto, was here this week.
Lettuce and Celery at the Palm.
Boost for aU you are worth. Every:
one says Feraic Is going to be the
spot. Why not? Have .
the requirements here?
Vou can get sweet crean
every day at Rochon's.
For a good cQrnfOrtabli
Dorenb*a-ker*»    brands,
home product.
G. G. Meikle of the Miebel Reporter ™as in town on Wednesday booking
orders for milk dckets and cigarette
;. .They"-,
Jimmle Miller of Cranbrook was
goal for Moyie on Monday night's hockey match here.
For hotel accommodation the Napanee ii the place-
The   new C.  P.  B-  siatidn    under
construction for some lime will possibly  be  occupied  by  the  staff early
nest week. "
Patronize home industry and smc-kt*
roav-s Nest Specials and Extras
Ed. Kummer has been confined
s home during the week from an
tack of la grippe.
Business lot and building for sal.
Apply to W.  R.  McDougall.
ithout being tolti    we  are  qu
aware that the snow Is in great shape
"these days at the average schoolboys
Try  Ingram's for a bath.  It's  *0rth
The Dreamland theatre, under the
recent new management is receiving
good houses and will soon be back to
Its old time popularity-
Beef, mutton, porl<, veal, hams, bacon, .lard; etc,'only of the very best.
Phone 41.
The plasterers are working on th«
Miners hall now and tbe finishing
touches will soon.be put
Military bruthes make a useful gift
and can be bought from Wright    the
jeweller,.next Fernie.. hotel.. .
Rev.. I. -W- - Williamson  occupied
s own pulpit last Sunday and will
be In charge on    both
Calgary Herald:  Mrs. 3. -Tv.  Q ii
ney leaves for Fernie to-night to jn
and,  who was formerly    s
for The Herald, but now
commercial  pursuits in the  southern
il.     Last evening Mrs. Quin-
presented by Prof-  Davis on
behalf of bis orchestra, of which Mrs.
QUinney has been pianist, with a morocco portrait  album,    to which    the
members    contributed    their    photographs.     Tbe presentation took place
it the Quinney residence 413 Fifteenth
:veuue east, where the orchestra has
held their rehearsals.
t Bleasdeii'c
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W    STORE
With up-to-date Fixtures
Fresh Groceries  and
RiSht  Prices
VT. J.   BLUNDELL      dare an. a .Ml
Call up Phone No. 77 for fruits ant
confectionery delivered at your home.
The Misses Euier. milliners,    have
moved to Suddaby's old stand, nest
the BanS of Commerce on    Victoria
For a birthday gift nothing more
appropriate than a piece of fine jewel-
lery-     Wright has a choice selection.
The Fair received two tons of confectionery.. this week from D. S. Pcr-
rin Co.. London, One. Tbis Is the
largest single shipment of confectionery ever received by any retail firm
in Fernie. The Fair' is ;the place
that has got the goods and sells them
right.    .    "7 ." Ad 2-1-i
"Monte Christo, the.'play that has
stirred the hearts and lives of countless thousands will be_Mr. Bruce's "offering on.March Iltfi.
J.- Stubbins, the expert press builder from the firm; of Miller and Richard, Winnipeg, returned to. that city
on Monday evening,'having completed
the erection of our No. 9 Optimus.
We have bow the most up to date outfit between Calgary and the Coast.
We will be pleased to have a visit and
show you around.
Pool or billiards are scientific games
and Ingram has the tables.
At the last meeting of the Trades
and Labor council the delegation from
the Cooks union was admitted, and
. explained their position to the council. The council unanimously decided to go on record as endorsing the
Cooks' union, and win help them as
much as possible. It is up to the
union men of the city to compel hotel
proprieiors to hire anion cooks and
rid  the city of the Chinks.
The cuisine at the Napanee is the
best in the city.
T. H. Radford, representing Mc-
Farlane. Son and Hodgson of Montreal and Winnipeg, one of (he largest
wholesale paper and stationery houses
in tbe Dominion was in Fernie this
week- Mr. Radford expressed surprise at the up-to-date outfit and building of the Ledger, saying that it was
one of the best be had seen. Mr. Radford says that Fernie and Lethbridge
are the two towns most talked of in
the east now. and predicts great things
Sor the future.
You can get sweet cream any time
every day at Rochon's.
T. B. Strulhers. proprietor of the
Fair, informs us that the article which
appeared in tbe Lethbridge Herald of
February 20th Is false and that he has
never been summoned for breaking
the early closing by-Ian', as be Is observing the law at present, although
be iii not in favor of any such law.
and considers It an infrlngroent on
the rights and privileges of the public. He informs ua that he Is only
waiiing for reliable Information on the
subject and if things run: out as be
expects they will, there will be something doing. See his advt. in another
part af this paper.
Stick pins and society emblem* In
tall the latest deiifln* at Wright's.
The equipment carried hy ihe San
Francisco Opera Company for
Pirollon In a scenic way Is
large snd mmiolve one. II is also sal**
(ft Ve very expensively ami bonutifully
gowned, tbe wardrobe con si ti ing nl
ten complete changes and represent
ing an;Investment of wore than tor
thousand dollars. The company I
the largest that ever toured Western
Canada, numbering forty people and
including a beauty, i-horus o"
while the cast embraces the names of
last visit and many new people who
Will be seen for the first time.
Oh   Shoot,  at the  Fernie  Shooting
allery.       Next to the  Fernie Meat
Market. -.-     ....
Ladles, do not forget that you are
cordially invited to attend the great
bowling "match "this evening. Enter
by the side door next bnt one east of
Suddaby's.	
Talking of tobaccos and c
minds  us that the  Club  Cigar Store
has the goods.
Alex. Susnar was here the early
part of the week, and left for the north
again on Tuesday. Alex i;
the hustlers of District 18 and is there
all the time.
Patronize the rink.      The manage"-
ment are supplying a fine sheet of
and every attention Is given to
comfort of the patrons.
Tom Biggs, the energetic secretary
of Gladstone. Local; leaves for Maeleod tonight to meet -with the Joint
committee there. Mr'-"- Biggs will
•probably be away several days.   -
Is distributing very pretty
calendars among it* customers; it's
rather-late how, for calendars, but
better late than never_.:
The Ross-Whimster and Whimster-
oss-dance was held on Tuesday and
proved another* success.    The music
was-excellent and as it was" the last
before Lent a good crowd attended.
Ladies' and gents' watches in the
best movement* at Wright's, next to
Fernie hotel.
A Russian by the name of Steve Nie-
;t was buried on Monday, haying
died at tbe Fernie hospital from typhoid-pneumonia. W. Scott had
charge of the funeral arrangements.
For pure, unadulterated mirthful
side splitting, rib tickling jollity, don't
the splendid musical comedy presented by the San Francisco
Opera company, Bruce's opera house
March 5th.
i ont niy tea of tbe Ladies.Aid
society of the Methodist church will
be held at the home of Mrs. C. E.
Howland avenue, on Tuesday,
March 2nd, at 3.30 in the afternoon
and not in the evening as previously
annbnnced.
The  Napanee  hotel. is prepared to
handle traveller* and other guests.
Fred Roo. the soap, sugar and rollr
1 oats specialist of Elko and Roos-
He,    sends us in a nice bunch    of
subscribers  this  week.     Fred  is    a
good judge bf papers.     He says the
Ledger is the best what is.
want to feel like a new man
bowl a couple of games at Ingram's
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'Dad*' Bleasdell, the pioneer druggist of Fernie, win, if possible, open
up his new store to-day. 7"
is situated aa the comer opposite the
King Edward hotel and is finished inside In the most approved and up-to-
date style. Mr: Bleasdell has spared
no expense in fixtures and we know
of no city the size of Fernie that has
such first class drug stores
daby's and Bieasdeil's. They would
iotb be a credit to a much larger
place than here.
Do you play pool or billiard*;   Ing.
im has the goods.
The wonderful nature fertilized volcanic soil of the Island of Ceylon imparts to tea a deligbtfnl fragrance and
delicious flavor. The uniformly excellent quality of "Salada" tea bears
timony to this fact.
Singer Sewing Machines Co.,
Fernie, B. C.
Why be without a Sewing' Machine when you
can get one for $3.00 a month ?
J. P. HOIH-AHAN, Agent, opposite Coal Co.'s office. Pellat Ave.
Crows Nest Trading Co.
General Merchants' ''
The   Store   of  Good Values
Victoria Ave.
Fernie, B.C.
<
[ley.
ffm. Baldry got the first cash prize
of i? for. howling tais weelt at Ingram's
bowling parlors. "Bill'' got 224 and
of getting the
Jllj prize. Wallace has been nyine
sign him up for the Ledger-F. p.
game ever since.     So have we.
Just arrived at the Fair 1000 pounds
of tobacco and 6000 high grade cigars.
The Fair has the largest and best as-
ortment of cigars and tobacco in town
nd prices always the lowest.
We are indebted -to the Western
Vage Hlarner of Vancouver for-the Information :hat Feral': printers    bai-
nt in a petition for a charter.     To
ir  certain  knowledge  rVrnle  print-
s  have  heen   working  under  their
ro charter for four months now.
It has been called a "hilarious sufficiency" and this tlite probably fits it
better than any other for tt is one continuous laugh set to music, and fcaa
distinction of being tbe only one
ol Us kind that has attained any do
gree of marked success.
Phone 41 for thi btit of meats.
Tbe Moyie hockey team crossed,
sticks with the local puck chasers on
Monday night snd succeeded In getting away  with the big end ot    the
by 10 to 5.     What hockey
dished up was contributed by tbe visitors  with  the possible  exception  of
:vo of the'Fernie players. To
hare a successful, hockey team i
first necessary to have the pla;
and then faithful practice.
- B. T. Fraser. representing the Dr.
Chese Medfcine Co., Torfmto called at
The Ledger office this week. He reports business throughout British Columbia exceptionally gool. Sales of
tbe well.known,Dr.. Chase goods were
The Strollers comes to us with the
prestige of a metropolitan reputation,
having.played, many different engagements in Sew York covering a period
entire year. It was.alio, seen
for four months in Chicago, many
weeks in Boston and In all the principal cities, where tt scored the greatest
success of any musical production in
the past dozen years. >
Wright the Jeweler for bargain*
ladies diamond rings from ¥10 up.
A. meeting under the auspices of the
Socialist party will be. held. in the
basement of the Miner's "Hall on
day evening at 7.30 to be addressed by
Comrade Valmer, a speaker of f
from the United States. A.
terested are cordially invited ti
teaa.Y
No other company that ever played
Western Canada has gained such a
reputation for Itself as has tbe San
Francisco Opera" company, that plays
Fernie-March 5th.
' Laugh and grow fit. Well if there
is any. truth in that there will be a
big; bunch of "fats'T here'after Tom
Marks and hts bunchVfh-javy hitting
side-splitting artists get through.
There is no doubt that Tom Marks is
a winner This company are all ar
lists and they are always on the job
Standing; room only is the sign if you
come late. They play "Buster Brown"
as a matinee to-dai and the "Irish
Detective" to-night. If it was
for the world's championship bowling
match would be there onrselves
The following speaks for itself, and
any lady desiring companionship will
do well to answer. Remember It
be three very long years before Leap
Year— Ed
COAI. CREEK,
February 25, 1909
To_the Editor of the Fernie Ledger
' •:   Will   you  please   advertise
your paper for a house keeper for j
with a view to early marriage, a black
FERM OPERA HOUSE
TWO BIGHTS AHD SATURDAY MATIHEE
Fri. and Sat., March 5 & 6
THE SAN FRANCISCO OPERA COMPANY
40     PEOPLE    ON   THE   STAGE     40
Presenting "The Strollers" Friday; "The Toymaker, at
the Saturday Matinee and "Dolly varden*** sat. night.
Guaranteed the biggest operatic attraction e
Canada.
r oEei**d in "Western
1      PRICES: SI.50, S1.no,.75, .60.   MATINEE: SI.OO,
Seats on Sale at Suddaby's
.75, .50
one preferred. She will only have
myself and the boy and the fowl and
rabbits  to  look  after,  and  the  dogs
Tours truly,
E. TARBY,
Welsh camp. Coal Creek,
Fernie B C. Canada
NOTICE
Applications for the position of au
ditor for the city of Fernie will be received by tbe undersigned upon March
3, 1909. Salary to be (75 per annum
and audita to be made quarterly.
G. H   BOULTON.
City Clerk.
NORTHERN
HOTEL
Wm. Eschwig,  Proprietor
New and up-to-date
Handsome   Cafe Attached
OPEN DAV and NIGHT
SELLING ALL
OUR WINTER
AT- CfiJEj
W. R.   McDougall
GEO.   BARTON
■   EMPRESS   TRANSFER
Draying
Furniture Moving a. Specialty
WOOP OF ALL KINDS
Leave Orders with W. Keay
TRUSTWORTHY
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Methods during the many
years of our dealings have
prpven the wisdom of trading with us. While working
for a business we have been
working for a reputation, we
have gained it, and it will be
upheld. Every deal with us
is a satisfactory deal. We
guarantee that.
The 41  Meat Mark*3t, Ltd.
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£
two doors  north ofthe nan 3ank  of  Commerce
building, we are prepared to supply the people of
Fernie and surrounding district with the
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CHOICEST   MEATS
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of all kinds.   We fceep a choite selection of hams.
Bacon nnd Lard (the Well known Armour Brand)
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and Fresh Fish daily.
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lowest possible  prices,       we   respectfully   soncit
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your patronage.
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The 41 Meat Market, Ltd.
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P. BURNS & CO.,
WHOLESALE and RETAIL MEAT MERCHANTS
Always a choice supply of Beef, Pork, Veal,
Mutton, and Lamb on hand.    Hams,
Bacon, Lard, Butter and Eggs
Our Specialties
Fresh, Smoked and Salted Fish, always a good
assortment     Try onr Mince Meat,
Saiirkr-qjit apd Oysters.
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The Ledger for Job Printing

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