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Uttdtustrial Unity is Strengrtli
The Official Orfifa.n oZ "District No. 18, 13* OT. W.of A.
Political Unity is Victory
VOL.IV.   No.
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FERMIE,   B. C,   APRIL   17tH,   1909
$1.00 a. Year
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FROM THE
PRAIRIE
Editor      Calgary
Albert a,ri Decl-ar
es  Himself
:0N THESIDE OF MINERS
Every   kittle   Bit
is sl Boost
♦ And-the Albertam has   said  .♦
♦ before. an»4 repeats it again,   ♦
♦ that the interests of the min-   •*•*►
♦ ers in the Crows Nest Pass. ♦
♦' are not going to be injured ♦
♦•' very much as long as, Frank ,****►
♦ Sherman is in control."—Ed-   •*>■
♦ itorial comment   in Morning   ■***►
♦ Albertan, of April 14. ,♦
♦ 7 -♦
♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦♦'♦♦♦ ♦
DARK MM DEVIL
DEEP SEA
(Prom the Calgary Albertan.)
•'"The reports ofthe meeting,of the
.miners in Fernie show that there Is
•no rift in. the ranks, that the ■ Pass
.miners   are solid, and that they are
behind Sherman \o. a -man. it'would
.be   very surprising if tbey were not
.behind Sherman,, whose.fight ia to.get
•.them as good terms as he succeeded
in getting for 2800 other miners who
;aer working in the same district.
According to the statement made by
.Ms". Sherman he did nothing^ dishon-
• orable, and,, in no way discredited "the
. honor of the miners union. This was
:So apparent that the representative
•.sent .by the international president
-.seemed tobe quite convinced.
So the labor trouble now resolves itself into the original dispute when the
men first went; out and is not compli-
•cated with any side issues: The miners, are asking for the same terms that
.have been given to the majbrlt-yiofJtUe.
.rrien in tho'district .without any strike
itrouble. That being the case, it seems
, ias if it. is: an easy road for'the strlk*
To the outsider, unacquainted
•ers.
/•with the technicalities of-the bi.Bine»B
.it would seem that the miners' can be
.-asking for nothing very outrageous,
\when the majority ot the operators,
under similar conditions, without any
-argument, gave the requested regulations .and the requested wages.
.   The   miners have brought to   light
•one defect in the   Lemieux act, and
ipEQbably tho one very serious defect
'That is tho long notice that Is required
,for:a board of conciliation.     Had tho
.miners been able to secure    such a
•board .on a couple of days notice Instead (Of on 30 days notice, In all probability thoy would have asked for the
board. But with n strike In sight a wait
■of 80 days would bo playing right Into
•.the hands of the operators and cm*
„ .barrnBSlng the miners In their strug.
f(lo,.
With somo such chango, which may
bo made nt this session, the Lefriloux
net would be found to ho very much
"■ moro workable"
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.Wily Japs
To the Fore
J - LOCAL   ITEMS . J
j**'A A A **( k kk k ttkk\ A k kkkkkkk k Akk
Rooms For Rent, bath, hot and cold
water. Apply 39 Victoria avenue*
Dig bargains In watches at Wright,
the Jeweler's Saturday and Monday.
Men's best quality rubber boots for
$3.75 at McDougall's.
H.. Hi., Boyd, electrical engineer*of
Winnipeg, is completing the' fixtures
in the new C. P. R. depot this week.
Men's working shoes $1.25 and up,
at McDougall's.     ,"
Mr. Leslie Mills, proprietor of the
Waldorf hotel is having a much* needed sidewalk laid down in front of his
hotel. ■*-..
Even thc ice cream parlors and. tobacco stores.had a sign which to the
thirsty, man- and the smoker meant
"Nothin' Doin", yesterday. The council
are-certainly there.     '
Men's fine shoes $2 and up, at McDougall's' *.•'*'.
Just arrived—a large stock of souvenir spoons and Maple Leafs ■ at
Wright the Jeweler's. %
Police Officer^Sampson1 left for Mi-
che.1 on the 'local"-Thursday morning
and returned Fridayy--   ~   '
Did you*ever 'wear a lodge' pin? ' If
not, you cam gef a pin or button of
your lodge at Wright the Jeweler's.
All Fernieites who are'feeling sickly
will.do a,favor to the drug stores1 by
consulting doctors to-day as the dope
shops will-be closed, tight on Sunday.-^        . «, '   , .   -''
Now is the time to get yourself a
_rihg.JiWrlgh*Lthe_jew_eleE_has_the4arg-
est stock of rings that" has ever been
.shown in the city.   <, ■
The fiph eaters fromPrince Edward
Island'defeated >,the'pie eaters from
th^Kjng^Bdwtti-d hotel last night at
bowling by a majority of 49. It is
certainly, up to'the printers now. ';
All, paid up studente of the International Correspondence school whose
bound volumes were destroyed in the
Fernie fire of August lst are requested
to notify,the local representative, J.
W. Bennett, P. O. Box 93 Fernie.
Wo understood that all music was
tabooed in Baloons but judging from
the account of our early morning reporter, tho exquisite, harmonious and
musical rendition of that,ever popular
ballad "I'm afraid to go home lu the
dark" in the Fernie liquid emporium,
at 3 a.m. Friday we are compelled to
say that we havo still musical abilities
In our midst contrary to law'
A shooting scrape occur rod In Hosmer this week, on account of which wo
nro unable to givr*, but a inoagre account of some details are known. Uy
reports wo understand that Jack Janl-
cako was Bhot In tho log by R. Wazol*
gourlk, The Injured man Is bolng
taken caro of ln tho hospital and tho
man who,shot him Is bolng taken cure
of bohlnd tho bars,
The Unsigned Coal Operators Trembling Now
Between the Rpks and Whirlpool
•  y     -       '   ' * **'
Unable to Deny Fairness of Union Agreement but Seem to be
Afraid That by Signing it Thej -Invite Condign Punishment From Some Powerfiil Influence Behind the Scenes
♦ MINERS ♦
♦   **»
♦ Keep away from" Nicola as,  ♦
♦ there are too ninny men there * •***•*•
♦ ' now, and tho market is over-   ♦
♦ crowded.   " ♦
♦ '  ♦
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
•5 'WTfiW-RT. a    J
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WHO   IS    THE   MYSTERIOUS   MEPHISTO ?
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And What is the Ulterior Motive for all This Forcing on of an
'a    * "ll .'■}.( • ' ■
Industrial War at Any ;*?rice. Rather Than the Concluding
of Peace at the Price of)Grranthig What Has Already Been
Admitted to be Simple" Justice ?
In logical and expected accord will-
that .unswerving desire for war which
from a significant series", of circumstances has for some time been in, evidence as their guiding policy, the dissentient minority of our local coal';man-
agero- have. finally slammed the "door
in the face of Peace by.sending' the
following   reply   to     the "ultimatum
•NEW YORK, April 15—Tho Japan
oho government Is negotiating with on
American builder of submarlno boats
for tho piu'clinso of plans and specifications for a now typo of submarine of
mimllor model than tho typo now in
common uhq but which will bo of double Hpocul,
Jt io utalod that tho proponed now
craft would have Uio name destructive
I>ower ns tlio prosont typo.
Tlie purpoio.of tho .Japnnoao Bovorn-
mont Is to send draughtsmen to New
Yor to got Instructions on tho dcRlRii
but nl Itho work of building will   bo
. dono In Japan *
Cupid Makes
Way to Peace
SKATTLK, April 15—Instcud of living at Columbia city as reported, Mr.
und Mrs. Aokl, who woro married In
Seattle following n sensational flight
from California, sovoral wooks ago,
aro now olclng out nn oxUtonco on a
littlo four ncro trnct across I.ako Washington a abort dlatniico from Sunny*
dalo. "  *
Mi'Hi Emory, inothor of tho American girl who took tho Japiuicso sorv*
nut for hor litiHhand Is living with
tho couple on thin littlo gardon patch
which thoy hnvo leaned.
which the Miners Board had delivered
to them in terms of the last quoted of
the series of back anduforth telegrams
published on another page of this issue:
Maeleod Alta. .April 16, 1909
A. J. CARTER
Secretary Treasurer District 18
U.M.W. of A,
' 'Fernie:
Referring to your telegram of the
15th inst. at a full meeting of the Western Coal Operators association held
this afternoon It was unanimously de
elded that the position I took In my
telegram to you of the 15th should bo
adhered to.
LEWIS STOCKETT
• To the members of the Miners'
Board tho coming of this final telegram was of course an expected nnd
forogono conclusion to the negotiations which they themselves had none
tho less manfully initiated, and carried on lu tho Interest, of Industrial
poaco and the frea.n? of the commerce
of tho Northwest from disturbing influences. In othor words the roply
rocolvod from tho operators of tho'
C. P. R. group of coal mlnoB furnished simply a final proof of tho long"
porcolvod fact that thoso gontlomon
are not thoir own masters, and that,
notwithstanding tho crushing robuko
which hnd boon ndmlnlstorcd to the
disturbing pollclos nnd Illogical and
untenable theories of thoso local managers by tlio unitod nnd determined
front proHontod by tho MlnorB* Dole*!
to definitely abandon, and set .aside
President Lewis' famous original despatch in which"'by dint 'Of Delpliic utterance he had-given seeming support
to Operator Stockertt's -remarkable theory that the headless and legless tentative proposals of the Maeleod conference constitute.a legally .complete and
binding agreement.
The next link "in tbe chain of. events,
-was-one—which,1Treca71ed—to"memory"i
that shadow qf a mysterious influence
in the back ground -which -when it 'fell
across the arena of tne "Maeleod negotiation.*} KVdTrfora'iB'hed the officials
of the larger coal interefltfl •w'tt'h ;a due
to the otherwise inexplicable circumstance that'the companies 'knovrn as
the C. P, R. group were apparently
determined to force the Miners union
to a fight regardless >of any concessions that the unions might be -disposed to make.
Rather than be jockeyed Into the
position of becoming mere chestnut
pullers for tho power In tho background those larger companies had
withdrawn from tho. so-called Western
Coal Operators association, and mado
prompt acceptance of the Miners
terms. Tho minority interests, howovor, by going blandly along without altering their courso by n single
point as a result of this defection
(which would In nil ordinary cases
havo heen n paralysing one) had given
weighty confirmation to the suspicion
that tliolr conduct was actuated . by
motives vory different from those con*
RldorallonB which affected the coal industry only.
* This Indication, therefore, of nn influence in the background was naturally-brought strongly to mind when
DlHtrlct President Sherman, on hunting up Hoard Member Morgan with n
view to comparing his own telegram
from Lewis with that which had boon
Htated lo have loon previously sont to
Morgan, dlHcovcrod thnt tho latter had
•standing tho fait, ns afterward determined, that tlm tolngram to Morunn
hnd bnon R,*iit Hovernl bourn In    nd*
himself had received from President
Lewis, had of course the effect of preventing the delay in delivery of, Morgan's .own Instructions from operating
to the advantage of tbe Operators, so
that when in response to Mr. Stock-
ett's invitation by telephone Mr. Morgan presently, found himself in conference with the non-treaty coal managers, the utterance of which he   dellv-
4.fha*tt>|'.<V
"*•**•"** ,.a,..,»..*j4l
THE HANDSOME NEW QUARTERS OF, THE P.
gate convontlon of tho first half of thin
week, somo powerful Influonco In thu
background in driving Uioho managon-i
along a qungmlro pathway without ro*
gm-d to their own cliolco nnd without
the extending of nny consideration
whntnvor to mich roputatlon a« tbo
inimagoi'B mtiy Individually posrosb for
tho display of common bi-tibo nnd good
judgment In their ordinary nnd tin*
trammoloil buslnoHH transaction*.. In
fact It Is only by taking Into conNldor*
ntlon tho oxlBtoncc of this crafty and
autocratic powor bohlnd tbo Hcnncn
thnt It Ir poHHlbln to undnrHtnnd nnd
explain tho tortuous policy and iiulf-
contrnrllctory nctlonfl which hnvo
marked tho conduct of tho minority
iuu. i/|>i.im(uii» inntt iiui Iui* Ji'liiiidlitj
nf the M.'iih'Oil cduffrojci' di.iii'jj U> Div
opiBodoa which hnvo nttendi'd thi? rcop-Jory
(inliiR of noKotlritlonH nffoctod by thn
HtrnlRhtfnrwnrd notion nnd wlso com*
boIb of tho itront Pernio convontlon,
t,,,.. i .i, . , ' i •
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Inntlon. , ' j
Tho flrut fruit, of tbo convention'!*
unnnlmoiiH support of tbo Iocnl union
officer** mndo Itit appearance In tlin
form of a ti-la*-Krum from InttriHitlonnl
President. Lewis to Dlulrlct rroaldent
I'rank Sherman, Intimating that Uio
Intornntlonnl offlrern hnd nt ln»t b.»-
come convlnrt-d ibnt tbe prorcodlnita
of tho Mnclcod conference bflil been
vitlslfd by dcct-pllon and that In*
Ktractlom had accordlnsly b*«n tck-
grniihctl to International Hoard Mem
vnncoofthat flont. to Shormnn. An ex-
plnnntlon of this discrimination in
tho mutter of promptnoBH wan vory
Btrongly HiiKROBlnd, of cour«e, who*1
presently—Morpnn bolng Htlll In do*
privation of Lowin' tolograui of ItiBtruc-
tion—a tnlopboro call wnn rocolvod
rwiuuHtltiK that llorgun como Into can*
foronco with tboopornlorB; fllnco It at
onco bocntnu ap|iiii'a-nt to both Morgnn
nnd LowIb that u conforenco hut won
.Morgan and tho tpnrntorH with LowIh'
orlglnfil telegrnn (Rcomlnx to nld
HtnckPtt's vlow <f tho Mnclood propoH*
nlfl) Rorvlng an i ImBtn of negotiation,
would nnturnlly glvo n much b.*lti*r
Hlaiiillng to thom gontlninon thnn
would a caufurmu'i)  arnmncd    after
■ered^h'iHrself">was ■o6ucliea~in_tbe following unmistakeable words as reported by himself atod the" Miners committee •w'hicli :acoompanied him:
"The International 'organization* does
not conaiaer the Maeleod document as
an agreement. You aro yourselves
to b'lome by refusing to appoint n
chairman (for discussion purposes) at
the last meeting beld at Maeleod. It
is evident that you tried to. take every
technical .advantage of the ' Miners
local .officers and their International
organization will not stand for that,
sort fof thing. The blame for the
stoppage must therefore be placed entirely on yourselves, and I must ask
you to address all future communications to the local District Secretary-
Treasurer A, J.. Carter."
While this notifying of the operators
that they must, once moro deal direct-
not yet received his dispatch, notwltb-
ly with local District Board had * the
effect, of completely upsetting President Stockott's npparcnt program of
casting discredit upon the local body
and of creating friction between the
oleal officers and their International
ndvlscrB, It Is noteworthy that tho
Power Behind baH granted tho nominal
managers of the non-slgnlng coal companies just as littlo authority to trim
thoir BallB to this froHh rebuff and Hot-
buck as tho nbovo recited record shows
to havo been granted when tbo major
coal lntovestB withdraw from thli*'cur*
lous nnd mysteriously noting combine which Ib mnsnui-rndlng undor iho
nnmc of n Coal AhhocIiiUoii. Pulling
to perceive thai tliolr purKlKUmt hug-
King of the unfair, but nono tho Iohh
merely tentative, propolis of the Maeleod conforenco provides a cruHhlng
proof Ibnl they tlwnim'lvoi* rognrd
thot'o piopoBitlH iih being much leus favorable to tho mlriei'H than nro tbo pin-
vIhIoiih of tho old agro-uncut, which,
by oxproHB Hllpulntlon at thn beginning
of tho Maeleod conforonco, wob to con*
Hlltuto tbo low wator innrk of what*
ovor prlcoB Hhouhl bo roiicedr'd to tho
Minors In thoir now nn*:ro*>mnnt, tho
mnnngerH of tbuso nllogod Coal con*
cornH hnvo gone unHw.irvliiRly onward
tnwnrd tbo forcing of Indimtrlnl war
by ho rhooHlng tho words In which
they have couched overy comniunlcnt.
Ion Kent by them hIiu:-- tho delivery of
Morgan's ultimatum, iih to positively
and purposely keop alive the d'M"rvui
k MICHEL
kkkkkkrkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
GoorKO Uclinskl, a. Husslm. subject,
died at the hospital on Friday mornliifr.
]it*!l!iskl received serious injuries,, tn.
No'. 5'mine on' the "Tuesday previous
to his death. The funeral took piuce
on Sunday afternoon.
Mr. H. Jason a proinlnont man anions:
fanners of Siiskatchowan, addressed thc
loca! union on Saturday on the duties
of trade unionists. Mr. Jaxon, ' who
is a fine speaker brought homo to the
men several facts, which in tho future
will be very carefully studied by those
■members who were lucky enough to be
present at the meeting.
Pit Boss Tom Corklll of Corbin camji
was here looking up old friends on
Saturday.
Mr. W. McKay, brother .to tlie well
known real estate man, George McKay,
was here on Sunday. He camo from
Boston, Mass.
Superintendent S. Moore or the Elk
Valley .Mines was here on Monday.
- Things are looking up at the local
brewery. Michel beer is getting so
popular along the Pass that the brewers are putting up a"inuch bigger plant.
On Wednesday they received one of the
most up to date-bottling machines lithe west.
The general meeting oi*- the Mlciiel
football club was hold on Wednesday
night. There was a large crowd present. „Tom Hari-is was elected to the
chair. .The first business of the evening was the picking of a president lor
the coming season, Mr. Tom Craham
was'unanimously selected. _.Vice presidents J. Douglas, Dr., McSorley, C.
Slmister. Patrons II. Carr, chalrmun,
13. Stewart, R. Roaf. D. McDonald, T.
Truan, Bill Davies, A. McCool, Bob
Moore, T. Spruson, J. Bastian, W
Jones,,T.  Winters. ,a>    ' •
The next business was the picking of
acommlttee for the season: H7 J. Carr,
J. Huston, J.ack Beynon, W.-Wright
T. Hampton, J. .Barnes, W. Moody, T.
Guest, J. Moore, Dick Beard, T. Taylor,
W. Jenkins, J. Oakley, J. Hayes .we're
selected.      Hon.- Sec. J.-_Shnrp,_T.ri>.in.
FINE OPENING
FOR LOCAL
DEBATE
A  Nice  Question
of Civic Ethics
Now  On
GOTO ITI YE TERRIERS
Decision   by Our
Philosophers
Last Sunday morning one of our local limbs of the law arrived in "Dnd"
Blensdell's drug store,* that is, the
Palace, and gave out the information
that heerafter anybody found selling
periodicals, pencils, postcards or Eas- •
ter eggs in a drug store would be very
liable to find himself behind bars.
After some questioning he admitted,
that "nothing could be sold in the store *
except prescriptions. "Dad" immed-*
iately called on the manager of N. E.-
Suddaby's drug emporium and, discovered the fact that they had not ; had
any order to that effect.-
Both of the parties involved finally '
decided, however, that Jf they could
not sell anything except prescriptions
it was not. worth while to open on Sun- *
day at all. » . ^
The Ledger has always advocated a
closed town, and judging by the foregoing account, our city fathers     agree
with, us.
On the other hand what will happen
to a' man, woman or child, who is
taken seriously ill on a Sunday, calls
the doctor and Is unable to procure-
,Tom Harris.      Ernest Barnes will cap
tain the boys for the season and- Tom
Oakley ia-hls vice. '
Mr. Dan McDonald's offer p.f repairing all he foofballB free wan     V'V^ied
The   treasi*wrW was  Instruct*"©*^, 'pay
all bills now'due. -/,.
It was moved that the tZSO donated
by Mr. Tom Craham to the District
should furhlsh a cup and medals to be
played for by the various clubs on tlio
challenge scheme.
Messrs. Tom France and CliarlcR
Gardner attended the district 'convention on Monday at Fernie.
Messrs. Morgan and Beynon held a
dance at the hall on Kastor Monday,
which was well patronized. Messrs.
Bastian nnd Foster provided the'mus-
lc, tho catering wns carried out hy
Mr.   Dave  Flnguss,
Dan McDonald and Jim Sharp wero
at tho Sol'rallHt convention hold in For-
nio on Sunday,
Jack Thompson In home1 from Cranbrook on sick lonvo,
W. 1". ItogeiH find*family of Cuwley
were In town during tlio week,
A grninl ilnnen Is to hn hold nt Mur-
tln'N hull lu Now MIclioJ on Monday
night.
Cliurli-H Mfa-ly rind , dniigjitiir from
Coli-mnn wiih spending u few days lien,
during tho w.-ok.
Joo TlioiiuiH, luto pit boss nt No, fi
mine, blew In hero, from Viinuouvoi' on
Tuesday night,
Tho Mlchol football club nm going
to hold 'iiportH hero on tho 21th of
Mny.
The local lodgo of Knglen will meet
nn tho ".'nth; nil nn'mborH nro i-fi-m-Hted
to  (IttlMld,
Dili Snvnge, u well known old timer, nrrlveil hero on Monday Irom tlu*
const. Tho rooHlcin will soon lii>
(•rowing ngnln.
th^"TiTe^rpaoH^HIc^Tari^Ia4l«iri^
the doctor?   7   7   "■      .   "    ' ■    a
The question Is: Are'the city fathers
to blame or the drug stores? Figure
it out. ',
Wanted: Two good strong ankles—
Apply to C. W. Davey, Royal Hotel.
The case of the Coal Creek club vs
O'Cannell and Scott came up before
of Judge Wil-soii'on Thursday. Two
witnesses were "examined, but on account of tho absence of others the
case was adjourned until Tuesday
next.
, Mr. George Vincent, former steward
of the Fernie club,,hns taken over tho
Royal hotel at fiatoway from .Mr. Simon Dragon' At present Mr. Dragon Is
endeavoring to find a locution on tho
prairie,. Tho ■mnny friends of Mr.
Vincent In this city will wish him nil '
success In his'now venture,
A gontlomnn who discovered somo
pugilistic tendencies in bis nnatomy
drifted down .to the reslrlctod district,
somewhere about !l a.m. Inst Friday
morning' When ho arrived thero ho
found that these f Im ie qualities still
bothered him ho lie Immediately sturt-
pd to uso them on tho inmates and tbo
furniture of the houso. A '.olophono
.message was hgiU to Night Constablo
(lorninn, who with true ' Sherlock
lIolnioH liiHllnct Htnyi.'d In town and
thereby niacin a clover rupturo of tlio
pugilist from the description ho rocolvod over lho telephone.
Joe Martin
Bobs Up
LONDON, April lti—Tln<   Chronicle
d.-rhiri'H Hie "uiiKiiown Liberal candid-
liberate (llsturbnrn have not Hiirci'.-d-
«m1 iu rmiHlcIni*, either their HlnlHti-r motives or tho Identity of their uIIIch and
mamorH. The conflict which thoy
have sought for Is at IiikI set in motion, but when the worli of popular
education nnd industrial unification I**'*1 ■"•■i" "»* liy-i-lcfilnn In Stntiford-on-
wbli'li will bo eir<.M'toi| by Unit noii.l Avon Ih a brilliant orator a well laiowii
flit*, shall hnvo fieconipllHliei) Iih flnnl !k> V, and an ex-colonlul premier who
work, tho Hceret liu-llgntm-ii of i|«',l"IH •■bninploiii'd free tred In debates
conflict will have discovered Hint llk'.vi111 ,lll> Canadian parliament; his iden*
have digged a pit for tho iiiiderinliiliu* ,'••>' ■v'l1' ■"' I'l'vt'iib'd today. The only
of lliclr own fortlllfiuloiiH mid tlio c(in.jin'>i> wl«> would iiimwer the deKcrlp-
founding of houry policies wIioho In..tl»» with the exception of Mon. Kd*
jilMice and helfihliiit'hH liuvi- long hIihm; . I*'**!*". lt> Dw Hon, .loM'pli Marlin who
Hnudlcd to Hem im. bus JuhI nriiveil lu IIiikIiiiiiI.
Mor«an bad hum put in pohhohhIoii of IruHontmont wbirh iholr unfair •'ondurt
LcwiH' tulogi-am countermanding all |baH naturally nrouncd in overy loyal
I uj.ur uf MtpiMJittu (bv htui'.iMiii   ti'ie* |triulu umoniHiH lirciiHi iluounhout itm
IdlHtrlct iitrocicd by their »liilnter Hlia-
And w> thlm dtlixylnK of nn Imix-rt-, tfrgy. Their ltit-i-.it tt-U-Krarn ut tlttu)
ant IcIcKiani bv ono corporation— udhurunco lo thnt III r;i)iict'i.*"d policy
when thus • cloney coupliMl with Dw ] c-liiHlIlut«'H u final deiJiirnllon of Iiok-
liiif«>n>K (''i '•'> rtimUHT cmporHtion :i.tnicH in the luce ot every jiohhiiiIc
prOHiimiibly umonnuctcd with tho j endeavor on the part of tho MIiiith
first, of plans which would bo Btronply ircpresoiuatlvoH to necuie throughout
favored by t liv, folnylng of th« tele. | the dlmrlct the adopt Inn nrnd Conner*
Rram In (|iiestloi~-Ravo tre»b groiind jvotlon of tlmt peiu-i* wlilcb tho nilncrw
of liollfe that, be.wcen thorn) two cor* hnvo already CHtnbllMhed with the Ren-
pornfbi'18 there ten, beneath the stir- 'nine nml tinitA»lt,irittcA mnl conrerm'
taco, a communly of Inlerr-Ht which 1p jof tho dl«trlct, Hy tliolr evil per«ln*
fbe %'it of oi»i»r •lernnrip.inyln'j Hi ,.Icrtcy tb'-y luxxc sif, •■•■iJmJ in brluKUiu
ciJltnitUTiccH may very logically, bo con-. ott that dlNiuiliniKe of ((iiiiruerce mid
cludod to nrUe rom a relationship of [ Indutttry whlrb they have    eo   lur<*{
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ma*tfr Riid fct-rvint.
The promptntHH ot 1'rotliUint Rher
| mikn In l*.*!-*!-*-; r.< timo In ^•otrirnvinlfJ.i
BURNS   COMPANY j her Morgan permitting thnt rtntlemftn In-r fr> Mf»r-*f«n th* fcl»*'*rriim which   he  en nnd their repr*icntntirea thee,'' .fe
hIikc bf-en plainly perceived io be
worklnK for: but timnkM to tbo per*
•fl(at<"n*"y wul ptttpUiKbi ot the iriln-
BANK  Or COMMCRCC
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THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,     B. C. SATtyp^^ APRIL 17 1909
STORY OF LABOR'S UMASKED HOLIDAY
(From Daily Ledger of April 14th.)
DESERVED FALL-DOWN
OF BUCKING OPERATOR
Story as Told by the Documentary Record of
the now Thoroughly Discredited Attempt of the Western Coal
Operators' Association
FAILURE,TO FASTEN  RESPONSIBILITY   ON DISTRICT 18
EXHIBIT A
Lewis Stockett's telegram of March
31st to International Preisdent T.  L,
Lewis.
, Being a misleading attempt to get
around the backs of President Sherman and-our local Miners Board by
shrewdly appealing to that temptation'
and tendency toward autocracy, to
which all officials are exposed,   and
hich by reason of the servile deference
too often displayed by those lower
down is apt to be bred in its most
dangerous form and its most exaggerated degree in the breasts of those
officials who are "higher up."
Maeleod, Alta.   March 31 1909
T.  L. LEWIS, President United Mine
Workers of America, Indianapolis,
Ind.
After negotiations   extending    over
two weeks at Maeleod and at   which
National Board Member Morgan   was
'present   as you rrepresentative, scale
committee arrived at agreement and
disbanded. -   Conference adjourned to
enable referendum vote of miners to
-be taken.   Substantial  majority voted
to adopt agreement, but at meeting today arranged for by president of Dis.
18 and President of Western Coal- Operators association for the purpose of
completing agreement as arranged for
before   adjournment,   President   Sher-
". man  admitted  that   referendum   vote
agreement   with   the    Miners .Local
Board.,
Being an attempt to make answer to
International Pres. Lewis' telegram, of
inquiry of April 2nd, not from the possibly prejudiced standpoint of District
President Sherman, but from the impartial point of view of the men actually barred from work as a result
of the non-renewal of the.biennial contract between operators and the miners:.
committee, beg to report
was in favor of agreement but declined
to complete same alleging that as he
-had in the meantime made a different
agreement with the Crows Nest Coal
Company,* who are not members of our
association, he must have that agreement and that he would sign no other,
and thereupon withdrew from the con-
ferencefwith his associates, This action
a complete surprise to the operators
' whose representatives were present to
execute agreement. We rely upon
you to protect the reputation of your
organization and prevent the repucTa-
' tlon'of an agreement by Its local officers.
LEWIS STOCKETT
President Western Coal Opeiators At*
sociatior'.
EXHIBIT B
International   President Lowls, answering tolegram of April 1st to Coal
Operator Stockett,
Being a diplomatically worded dispatch which cm casual reading would
appear to moot Stockett's request, by
' making autocratic guaranteo that tho
object lonublo tentatlvo proposals would
bo dei'.nitoly accepted and Bignecl up
—but which on closer scrutiny will bo
found to bo conditioned absolutely on
tho Issue as to whether or no thoso
tentatlvo 'proposals had really boon
"agrood upon" by tbo local coal minora
and their officers,
Indianapolis Ind.  April 1 1909
LEWI8 8TOCKETT,
Maeleod:
Wage contracts agreed upon will be
signed by our representatives. Wo
expect at all times representatives o'
tbe United Mine Workers to comply
with any agreement that Is made and
this Is especially true when ratified by
referendum vote of our members. Officials of District 18 will be notified
mediately,
T. J. LEWIS
EXHIBIT C
International President Lewis'
terrofjatory telegram of April 2nd
District President Sherman:
HcliiR a rc'iin-Kt tor thin Btiiti*in,>nt
from tin.- men on Dw ground, which
rnlU'lit nun*'' wlmdy Inn*'* h**i*n imlwd
for boforo Dw HnmllnR to I.owln Mock*
utt of tlm previously quoted dliqmtcli,
which even In lm iliplninnrlcrilly word-
or! form him none the li'HR boon mado
use of by tho recalcitrant Coal Opor*
lm*
Into
ft*"•.•*-/4 •,)       *f*
ntlr-mjii in dec el v" nnd ■ml'dcni. not
only tbo Koticral public but oven lho
Canadian Kovernmnnt.:
Indianapolis, April 2 1900
F. H. SHERMAN
i\*.\/t,.
Telegram received from Representative Western Coil Operators Association that you refuse to algn up contract
after ratification by referendum vote.
Kindly explain by return wire.
T. L. LEWI8
EXHIBIT D
"We your
as follows:  ■ „ ,    a
In taking up the'matter laid beforo
us we have gone over it- with the idea
of bringing before this convention all
the information that can be gathered
regarding the present situation in this
district.;' We do not wish to make
any definite recommendations, but
merely wish that this convention shall
thoroughly understand the position we
are in at this time.   .
Going back to our first meeting in
Maeleod on the 2nd of March a proposition was handed to the operators by
the Miners scale committee. Included in this was tho necessary, preamble
to make our agreement legal and binding upon-both parties.    ■   .
In replying to the proposal,     Mr.
Stockett, President of the Western CoSl
Operators association, said (regarding
.tlie_fir.st_fiy_e_cl!iuses_which_const.ituti
ed the necessary preamble): ■ '.
"We understand that these clauses
are i* 'erted for thei rP°se °' making A agreements ll and binding
on b(Aii parties,
"Previous to this wo have been practically at the mercy of the minors, being in the , position of a, responsible
body doing business with an Irresponsible body.
"We fully agree with the sentiment
expressed, and aro anxious to havo
an agreement that will be taken as a
legal document In the law courts of
this country'.'
"However, wo are not satisfied that
these clauses fully cover the case, and
before we assont to this we must have
competent legal advice on tho matter,"
In replying Mr. Sherman, district
President of tho Mine Workers took
oxcoptlon to some of Mr. Stockett's
vIowb whilo speaking of tho first five
clauses of tho proposals, "Groat
hardships," said ho, "havo boen Imposed on tho men and thero can be,no redress in tho courts. Unless, therefore,
an agreement can bo drawn up undor
which tho men will havo logal protection I would rather not havo any agroomont at all, but Blmply tako chances as
tb tho outcome"
Ho further stated that ho would not
go on to (llscusH general provisions
until wo wero sure wo had a logal
document,
The oporatoi'H through Mr. Stockott,
declared that Hioy woro just as mix
Ions lo v."t an aKmomt'iit that wus valid In tho law courts iih tho minors
were, but seeing that It would be some
time before they could get the advisers
they desired, they preferred to leave
this matter over on the promise that
they too were anxious to get it, and
lake up tho Kuiuiral provlaloiiH of tho
iigi'Ddiiiunt,
Undor those condition*-; the question
of prcaiiihle wiih laid ovor to allow tho
oporatni's to not the iuIvIhoih thoy
doHlrud,
Mooting again nn thu IGili wo took
up tho biiHlnoHK whoro wo had loft, of
on adjouriitiiutii, Uu tho 17th tho
siatoinonl wiih fiiht mado by tho opor-
atom and thon by tho minors, that
In enso an iiKimmioiit. should nol bo
roiii'lu'd, null Iim* hIiIo would bo bound
hy any deelHlnii of the ooinmitloo
When iho Mnck-od tentative propcMiilH
were voted ou ny tne iiiiikjih tbo pru
.Ull.'ji'j      V.,1,*.     llUa,     iin.tiill'.il,     iiui     U     \l.l-,
dlHtinctly unilorntood thnt. the pn-ani*
hie would be such that would mtxiw
tlio iiKruenh-nt If accepted local and
binding upon both parties.
X.f\l XlM .'■'inl (il llio it., u )'<v.hiiii;iri, oiil-I*
man prescnt-nd to the operators a pro-
nmbln with certain amendments to tho
proposal** for discussion which the operators absolutely refused to dlscusD,
HtutliiK that "they woro there to hIkii
up tho nirroomnnf at If Htnnd."
Under those conditions wn consider
that Hii* onflr** hl.trm* fnr tlio nnn-rnn-
al President Lewis were not true and
were made with the object of discrediting the miners..
Re the information that international board member Morgan was able
to give to'President Lewis, we may say
that Mr. Morgan was not present on
the 2nd of March when the preamble
was dealt with; and since the matter
was laid over until the proposed agreement wast brought up for ratification,
Morgan could not know the understanding on these clauses and is therefore exonerated from blame for that
phase of the difficulty.
Taking the foreging' evidence into
oonside/s'tion - we therefore place bs.
fore you the following recommendation:
As the action taken by the district
officers was the only one that could
be taken to "protect the interests of
tho Mine Workers of this district, we
therefore recommend to tbis convention that we endorse such actions as
have been taken, and we further recommend that the full situation be
placed before International President
Lewis showing, where not only have
the operators broken faith with the
officers of- district 18,-but-have also
wrongly stated their, own position to
President Lewis for the purpose' of
discrediting'the organization.
•Presented by'Delegates Cli.iu St*i|-bs
-of—T-aber,—Ghairm'anr-HopkinrBvans-of-
Taber, WilliamGiaham of Coleman, J.
tarsou 'of Lethbridge, C. Garner   of
eration now existing at the mines of
the members of the western Coal Operators association, who up to this
time have not come to any agreement
with District .18 U. M • W. of A.
We, .the delegates in convention assembled, declare our willingness to negotiate and hereby extend-to all operators who, have .not now got agreements an invitation to^open up negotiations for the purpose of formulating
working"agreements.. ;.-■
The resolution was unanimously carried.
,   EXHIBIT F*i
Resolution  presented by     Delegate
William Graham of Coleman at conclusion of the Fernie, convention    afternoon session of'April 13th.
Being an utterance intended to clear
away all possible misunderstandings
on tbe part of the Miners International
board and of the general public, including all interested parties, by placing on official record the determination of the officers and members of
District 18 U. M. W. of A. to retain
absolute control of iheir own local situation-and; local interests and to tolerate no divergence on the part of the
International Board from that strictly
advisory capacity in which, under the
constitution oi the U. M. W. of A.'
consists their, sol* s*t*M.us nnd function
prior to an actual demand upon said
board for assistance.
Resolved: That District President
Sherman and Secretary Treasurer Carter be instructed by this convention to
place themselves in communication
with the coal operators with a view to
the re-opening of negotiations on the
lines of the old agreements expiring
March 31st,.1909, but with-certain definite amendments; and that they be
empowered , (but not" instructed) , to
take International Board member Morgan along with them."       •>
Unanimously adopted by the convention. . ■
EXHIBIT G
Extract from telegram of April 13
from International President Lewis to
District President Sherman.
Being,an acknowledgement by President Lewis of tbe fact of his having
been deceived, and his .consequent
submission of the local. situation to
the untrammeled judgment of his local representative, Board Member Jno.
Edward Morgan.0 ■' /
' Indianapolis, IndAprill3
P.H.SHERMAN '
- ' ■ .Fernie,
■ Understand now thatisome deception has been practiced. Board member
Morgan bas been telegraphed to use
his own judgment, whicli will be approved here.-
T.L.LEWIS    ■
EXHIBIT  H
Report of John E. Morgan, sent with
committee' to confer with  coal oper-
th^tiflcate  the  day befov*e  receiving
•*••- injuries which' had "caused   'his
de*^     ■ .      - .    -  , -       -
«iis: evidence would Indicate'that
-*•*■ regulation which limits to     one
mc^nth the time during which   a non-
ceHificated miner can be employed at
* Vorking face, is, to put it mildly, not
elng too strictly enforced. *
He verdict of the jury was that of
act:ide*atal death by fall of .rqc'k with-
°ut blame being attachable to any.par-
tu-*ular person. "   ' .
tELEGRAPHIC BmEFS
^TORONTO, April U—The executive
0 the independent labor -party of Tor-
01Uo have appointed Sam Landers as
p-\ovincial organizer. .",    ' ,' ,'
■It was suggested that he confer with
llV Socialists for
p-^ogramme.
Now  Open
Steam
RATES $2.50 A DAY
Fernie, B. C.
Heated   Throughout
J. li. GATES. PROP.
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t
v,
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a common political
was
^WOODWARD, Okla. April 14—The
^ird fire in a week last night     decoyed the main building of the in-
s^ne asylum.
No liveB were lost.     The hospital
gilding which was a landmark
al-so burned
Several of the inmates had narrow
-Scapes.
i
 *•»» ,
The Golden Belle has been acquired
V eastern people.
The Golden Belle is a Sheep' creek
Property adjoining the Mother Lode,
^hich- was recently, bonded by John
.HcMartln.
The Golden Belle is one of the plover groups of the creek. The original
-^•vners were Fred Drummond and C.
*«■ Bennett both of.Nelson.
A. Rizzuto.
. J. Crawford
Fernie Livery,'Dray & Transfer Co.
WINNIPEG, April 14—An endeavor
■••> settle .the trouble ..between   * the
street railway  employees  and „   the
company-will be made to-morrow and
^ conference will take place between
Qe company and the men,.'
A mass meeting'was held to-day at
l"**hich„a large number of men were
Present.
It is stated that the differences be:
Wen the men and the company will
"■•e amicably settled "and that there
Mil be no further trouble.
ICE   FOR   SALE
' "   ' ' ' t
J     a , "a
r
Contracts Taken
Including Stump Pulling, Land Clearing and Ploughing.    Let, us
figure on your noxt job
Rubber Tired Buggies, New Turnouts
EIZZUTO & CRAWFORD
Mi.cnel.
.f^f;*.*.',
On motion duly made report and re-
to ,*re-
r.he
l,
The report of the. Fernie eetxv*et)en*
committee of inquiry at to reiponnbibj tiuu-ifift* of opciatlojiK live with   Dw
ity for non continuance of libor in the' operator*-*, W'f'ltiu thai tb**y hnd uln-ridy
commendations were unanimously accepted and concurred in.
EXHIBIT E     . .,
Resolution  presented    by  Delegate
Clem Stubbs of Taber at the    Fertile
convention, afternoon session of Apri.
13:   ,
Being an utterance Intended to clear
away.all possible misunderstandings
on tlie part of the parties Interested,
and of the general public, by putting
on official record the conviction and
dictum'of the convention:
(1) That as a matter of legal fact
all relationship of employment- between the non-signing operators and
tho miners of District.18 had terminated through tho action of the operators
themselves when at tho Maeleod,meeting of March 31st thoy had refused to
discuss the quostion of preamblo previously acknowoldged and Insisted upon by thoniselvos aB a necessary and
vital part of a complete and legal
agroomont; and by such refusal allow*
od tho expiration without renewal of
tho biennial contract which terminated that samo 31st day of March 11.09,
(2) That In Immediate coiiBO'iuonco
of that final falluro to agree and In
accord with tho oporatoi'B own stipulations of March 17th, all tentatlvo pro*
poiials nnd understandings dlscusHod
at tlio Mnclood negotiations, hocamo
HlmultniH'ouHly null nnd void and non*
oxlHtont—louvlng tho flold of nogotln*
tions absolutely cloar ns prior to lho
commencement, ot tho Maeleod negotiations.
Whereas on March 22 in the negotiations at Maeleod between tho WeBtorn
Coal. Operators Avsoolntlon and the
repreoentatlvea of District 18 U. M>
W. of A. a requeot was definitely
made by the operators committee that
consideration and discussion of the
five preamble clauses submitted by the
Miners Scale committee be deferred
until competent legal advice could be
obtained by the Operators association,
and
Whereas, on March 17th, In the
course of the same negotiations the
stipulation was definitely placed on
record first by the operators and then
by the minera that "If an agreement
,-.  ,.a/a  a>f lived  *ii     uli)D/ili^     Die*   lm*
brrn done by thin Sr.nlc co-ajmHtre
they, the operators, will not be bound
by (District Vice-President Calvin
making a similar stipulation for the
miners* tide) and
U*U.»....,.   ...   H.,.1.   *,<*   I..!_..   >!..   ...,
,.   ..v,   ......   W(.    ,,...*..><    ...    M.a>««0    a.iv    w.,»
eluding day of same negotiations the
operators committee did ai a matter of
fact precipitate that final breaking of
negotiations contemplated aa a possibility by their above stated stipulation
on March 17th, by refusing absolutely
and unqualifiedly to consider in any
ease the question of preamble previous-
j ly deferred on their own request on
! March 2nd as above set forth;
ators at Hosmer 'in response
quest of President Stockett.
■     • y       • .   ■ ■
Boeing a candid Ae-s^ptance of
view of the focal district officials.
"I have stated to the operators that
the international organization does
not consider the Maeleod document .as
an agreement; that the operators
themselves were to blame by refusing
to appoint a chairman (for discussion
purposes) at tho last meeting held at
Maeleod; that It was evident that tho
operators had tried to take every technical advantage of the Miners Scale
committee; and that the international
union .would not stand for that kind of
thing: ... Therefore tho blamo for the
stoppage must be placed entirely on
the operators; that I must ask them to
address all futuro communications to
the local district secretary treasuror
A, J. Carter, This thoy promised to
do."
And so at last, the field,Is once more
admittedly clear for that honest and
straightforward method i of. negotiation which should have'marked the
proceedings at Maeleod.
(Continued  on  piigo  3.)
A second alleged counterfeiter was
Arrested at Midway B: ''C. Sunday
Afternoon by the Canadian officials
V the request of the Spokane police.
* George Barton, the prisoner, is now
fought to be a partner of Loren M.
breeding, the young1 man who was arrested at Spokane last Friday,, on a
^ba'rge of counterfeiting.
. When Breeding was given, a preliminary hearing yesterday morning he
Was bound over'by the magistrate on
-bail-of-$1000r—■ .".  /  ■' '—
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FERNIE, B. C.
• MERTJ, France April 14—The striking button makers of Meru whose demand for a continuance of the previous
wages scale has been followed by. riot
-ind violence, recalling the days of fhe
devolution, have brought about a ver-
Uable reign of terror "here and in the
•Neighboring towns.
. About 2000 soldiers' under the command of Goneral Nichals, consisting of
Dragoons, Hussars and Cuirassiers and
•500 gendarmes are to-day patrolling
the streets of the towns and surrounding country, where further violence is
to be expected.
■ The mob Is ugly and cries of "Down
With the Republic" are heard constantly.
The soldiers aro bearing tho Insults
of the people with stoicism and although a number of tho troops have
boen Injured by stones no reprliials
have been mado.
?
Stoves!     Stoves!
We have the cheapest and
best line of Ranges, Kitchen
Stoves and Heaters.
B.C. FURNITURE
STORE
New and Second-Hand Goods
WHO IS TO! BLAME ?
Goorgo BeltnskI, o miner omployod
at No, G mlno.Mlcliol colliery, wns
Injured on April Oth jiy a fall of .rook.
Ho was tri'ton to tho hospital and dlod
on Iho 12th. A coiimors jury was
ompanolled Iho samcj day and vlowotl
tho body, but ndjotirjiod until 8.30 p,
m, of tho 13th.       j
At that Hltllng llnj ovldonco of Ilo-
lliiHkl'H "backhand*' nnd two other
mlnorn was taken, nsd on tlio request
of tho secret nry of tho minors union
It wiih thotiKht luUlHiiblo to got tho
flro Iiohh In clmrgo ftf thai soction to
glvo evidence iifl to ;whothor Hollnskl
hold a cortlflcnto ofjeompotoncy iih ii
minor In ncrurilmicij with the mliiln**
rogulrttlonH of IIiUIhIi Columbia,
The flro Iiohh .ToHOfh Mimon by niinio
in al ho Rocretnry of iho local (loard of
KxnmlnorH, and In ajHwor to lho qiiPB*
tion as to how long bolltiHkl had boon
ln chnrgo of n worjlns forco ropliod
thnt thn tlmo was ajiout two or throo
montliB an nciu* as lu could romembor.
In nnswor to tho fitrthor quostion as
to whothor, (luring t|iat tlmo, HoIIiihIcI
bud held a ccruticiup uu u coal inliitr,
Mason ropliod that JJuIIubUI had not,
but had paused examination for nuch
TOULON, France, April 14—A scan-
dalous condition of affairs ln the dockyards here has boen rovoaled by tho
visit of tho parliamentary Investigating commltteo,
It, has boen found that tho now battleship Justice Is practically uboIosb,
tlio plates surrounldng tho aftor honors bolng practically burnod through
and presenting gravo danger. Thoso
will havo to bo roplacod and tho work
of ronovatlng the vessel will tako up
months,
On another vossol tho Llborto, half
tho boilers are useless owing to Uic
lack of a small part, which could not
bo procured at Toulon. Tho shell fill*
Ing workshops nro said to bo In a lam*
ontablo condition, not ovon olomonlary
procautloriH being obsorvod.
Calgary
Cattle
Co.
All kinds of
ROAST MEATS
Give us a trial
♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
Ono ToiU'll of .Vii.iir.* MhIccm (lie Wtioli-
Wor'.l  Kill
Whon n rooster flndn a big fat
worm ho callB all tho lions In tho farm
yard to como nnd Bhnro It, A similar
trait Ib to bo obsorvod In luininn lint*
nro whon n man dlHcovun* HomothliiK
exceptionally good—ho wants all his
friends and neighbors to ohart tho
bnnofHu of his dlflcovory. This Is tho
touch ot naturo that makos tho wholo
world kin, This oxplaliiH why peoplo
wlio lmvo boon cured by Chambor*
laln'a Cough Itomody wrlto lottorB to
tho manufacturer-* for publication, thai
otherr-. similarly ailing may also ubo
l und otHuiii iciua. uuiiinu (•wry
one of in('!*r> IclttTB In ft warm bcfirtcil
wlBh of tho writer to ho of uso to somo
ono oIbo. This romody Ib for salo by
all druggists.
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delivered to all
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mines of tbat minority membsrshlpI aRrcod that we should havt, the letrnl i BE IT THEREFORE RE80LVED—
•of ths We».«rn Coal Operators Asso*j nm. blr-dlnfc QKf'■••mi*iit. Th.* utitt.*. j That for the purpose of termlnatln-j
tiation -tibitb rtfuted to -c-jm-f tt>   an men's by ihe o'v-raion. tn InU-rtmion-'the conditions ef Inaction and non-op-
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We believe d(Ktoii enJoiuc thU foi>,,uU(
or wt would  not  (wt It up.
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THE DISTRICT,LEPGER, FERNIE,      B. C.' SATURDAY, APRIL 17
From Daily Ledger of .the 15th
1909
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As ever/ housekeeper can understand,
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powders-^nust carry to the food adds
injurious to Jiealfh.
Read Use label Avoid f he alum powders
THE   RELIEF   FUND
Following the evidence given In tho
„ ledger of last week In the Tlelltf? In*
■vestlgatlon case, when Taylor had McDIarmid on the stand:
The question of the accuracy <of certain cash balances was being discuss-,
•ed.-and the item of!$10 waB <on the carpet, It being shown that all 'parties
had agreed to- its0 being -eliminated
"from the shortage..      '    ^
McDIarmid -accepted :tlils 'explariat*'
ion and agreed to its being taken   oft
the amount which brought -it to '$900..
That $900 according to your statement
. leaves $900 „to be accounted .-for.
y McDiarmid said it did.   .
Taylor said he would show McDlar-,
mid that it was incorrect.    '.The audit
he made did not go far enough. Before
ihe went':any-farther he wanted -witness
to agree with him in one sweeping as-
*■ sertion.
., This 'statement was that the cash
on page 17 is balanced with the exception of the one error ..of ?D00..
Reply that is so. ■»
.   Counsel said the error was   contained in these items, on that page.
McDiarmid said that if the balance
'    brought forward was correct it might
* be so.. -        ' -
. ;    Counsels, had another lengthy legal
■    argument.'
■Witness said if the cash on hand
. was correct then.the shortage was;in
■ August,; but-if not correct then in September. .- • .■-.'
■ Counsel asked him to' go,.over the
bank book, the cash' book/and -say
which items were not deposited..
Witness, after checking: Two items
~*^on~idlio'Sr$26T4Tirtr^sp"6ffet»dn?C*bref
MacDougall,' $25 transportation. Pat
. Hughes. Folio 10 ?10Davey.7
Counsel said ..with regard to that,
-this was 'the $10j item referred to
which the bank gave us credit for.. Folio 10, "Lacust $38, Folio 14 Uosedale
$50. Opposite this was see Folio 10.
This is the $50 Tvblch.it Is claimed that
Lockhart cross entered against him*
■ self..
Various -other amounts were ,   put
•   down as not appearing, folio 14. Taylor then produced a-statement made1
by Webb tbe day1 previous, made by
lilm, undor oath, from the bank cash**
items book obt-alned from the bank
and cash boolc now before thorn   ,of
amounts not appearing'   as separaie
Items -on cash book.    McDIarmid said
thnt be would not attempt to swenr
that tbey were the same Items. Counsel stild'he would have to.   ' It was
'.made under oath but they were not
" going to fetch  tho bank books    for
him.
McDIarmid Bald Taylor was trying
to mnko lilm n detective to find out
who stole tlie money, but he was not
n dotoctlvo. Ilo reported a ahortago
nnd that was all he had to do.
Those Items woro gone Into by counsol. Item $71.05 ho said thoy found
to be correct, und was on a sldo memo
exhibit 13, and was added In as ft.part,
of tho Dank of Hamilton, draft. Cnn
you sny if a draft for $89.26 was ln
the deposit shown?
McDIarmid could not say,
Tho bolanco of $71.05 you will as*
flume thon bI correct?
Witness said ho would assume It
was correct.
Counsel: PloaBo put down Horns
whloh yon find In tho cnBh hook as
soparato Itoms but which you cannot
find In tho doposit book as soparato
Itomfl, ot* If you wish I can chock ovor
cortaln Homo nnd you can sny If thoro
nro any nioro.
McDInrmld Hnld ho would go ovor
with counsol,
Taylor: On pngo Ifl^cnah book you
find $800,18,1111(1 put down ovorythlng
for mippllcH. Pngo 14 $1, $2; pngo 10
(38, pngo 8 W, $2 ,.|0.
Cotiimol naked If thero woro any othor ltoniH.
Witness: None no far ns you hnvo
gono, Tho totnl of this wnn $892.58.
Leave out $50 tho HoHOdnlo double entry and tho $10 Davoy choquo explained.
Counsol: Now do you find thnt $892,*
58 tho totnl of Items on ensh book, not
on doposit slips, Now sopnrnto Itomfl
on deposit Blips not found on cash
book ns f-onnrntr- Itomfl nnmnnt in
$20-1.15,     This outsldo of cnBh.
Ctiuiibtj..- it (a litir to aUsMuuu (u it
not that ns these Items uppeur uh sop-
nrnto Item*- In tbo dcponlt. nnd not
- found nn Hopnrnto itomfl on rnt-h book,
thnt theso consist of cheques cashed
out of rn«h nn hnnd   '
McDIarmid: Yes, that would be
fair.
Asked If It would bo fair to deduct
this from tho totnl of $892.58 bo replied it would bo so If thc bnlanco Is
right,
Counsel: Assumlm* (bnt $03.40 war
nil tbnt Lockhart turned over, und
with the flR.on which Webb hnd on
hnnd, l-ockhort could havo only taken
from the Items found up to nnd Including pane 1". and from the items
found on patto JO, the tarn ot $610?
Witness: Yes.
Taylor: If it Ive trots from the ehe*-*!*--*
Injr which you made tbis mornlnjr on
a sworn chocking made by Webb; that
I have shown you, being'checked off
deposit slips and cash 'book, ;up to and
including lines in last question up to
page 22, and if it be true that Webb
received no cash from 'Lockhart except the $63.40-Bhown.on tbe deposit
slips of September Ilth, and the $15.03
cash on hand, then. Lockhart so far
as the pages of the cash book is con>
cerned,' provided :he 'handed iover the
cash book to Webb, -couldmot have ta>
ken more than $610.
McDIarmid: .AsBumingthe deposits
of September Ilth 'to be 'checked out
correctly I should say that this is cor
rect.      , '  .. *' *    „
Taylor: Now this is 'mathematical,
and admits iof no contradiction.   ;
Counsel: "Now ras -a mathematical
fact it Is not true 'that 'Lockhart took
$900. •    . ',-''.
Witness: Evidently not.
Counsel: It is -not a mathetmatical
fact that -he took $87'Q. 08.    •      "  *
McDiarmid: Assuming amounts to
be checked up correctly he could not
have taken-so much.'
Taylor:- *We will go farther. If he
passed over any cash t'o Webb, and If
he passed over a greater amount than
the $63.40 deposited -and the $15.03
on hand, it jnust be reduced by that
amount.
McDiarmid: No, I should not say
that.
Taylor: Tou rand I agree that, tbe
only amount stolen ■ could not have
been more than*$61Q.- Now I want you
to go further. I want ■ you to say
that'the "$619 .must be-reduced by ev
ery dollar "of cash that is not included
_in_tho_4^or,jra.eit-4el4rwri!'_C*.iYafp»TaH*4,a==1-'l th
and not' included' in tlie balance of
:$15..03.. •*■     ■:
.-  McDiarmid: I cannot see how    Jt
could be. ,
Taylor: TPe- 'have dhecked 'over
from page 22 including line 7, by
your own checking, and by the sworn
checking of Webb shown to you, every
Item contained in this cash book on
the debit side of cash.
McDIarmid: We have checked over
■every Item as shown by the deposit
book.. ■
Taylor: The result of checking of
overy Item,-you say as a mathematical
fact on the assumption that I havo
given .you, is that the most one could
have taken Is SGI 0.. If, ln addition
to these items which have been check'
ed off, thore was cash In' many hund-
reds turned .over by liockhart to Webb
sny amounting to $150, this :$TM, so
far as Lockhart Is concerned should
bo taken from the $610...
McDIarmid: I don't soo why it
should bo,
Taylor: Up to tho point that I,havo
named to you thoro Is a .shortage of
$900.    •
McDIarmid: Yes,
Taylor: But upon checking iover, nnd
If from theso items in tho,books ho
passed ovor $300 to Webb which Webb
has not accounted for, thon Loelchart
will hnvo his amount"roduced by tho
$300.
McDIarmid: If ho did,
Taylor: If It bo truo and you hnvo
said thnt If Lockhart had stolen tho
money it must have been stolen from
tho Items in tho ensh book, nud we
find It wns Impossible for him to hnvo
taken $000, and tho most you agroo
with mo Is $010; no wlf lie turned
ovor from tho Items which ho received
which tlio $010 covoi'B, $300 ov $400 In
cash or choquoa, which Wobb baH
not accounted for, then tho $010 should
alno bo reduced by that amount.
McDInrmld snld hu could not boo
tho drift of quostion.
lOckBtoln snld: It mny bo bo accord*
Ing to my frlcnd'B hypothonlB, but ho
would prove that hid hypothesis was
fnlflo,
Taylor: Tho $010, If stolen, must
hnve boon stolon from tlio $892.58, If
not every portion ot tbnt $802.58 wns
turned over to Wobb,
McDInrmld: Yen.
Tnvlnr* If T.nrVhnrt turned over e
further Hum of $fl10 In addition to th«
nmountfl referred to hu did not stcnl
a dollar, nnd It Is up to Wobb to nc*
count for this. ■;
McDInrmld; That would flcem to bo
correct.
Taylor: In tlio Identical wny which
you arrived nt $610 you arrived at the
$900 In your report.
McDIarmid: Not necessarily. As
Webb's checking from bank books wns
not received by McDIarmid tho books
-wcre. bro.iitl.t fiom tin* Ilomb bank and
McDIarmid went ovor them.
Taylor; Aro you now sutUlluil thai
the sworn checking; of Webb's Is In all
probability correct?
McDIarmid: In all probability It In
correct.
Taylor, addressing tbo magistrate.
(Continued on page 0)
Goal Operators are Now Willing to Discuss, but they Still
Hug; Fondly the Delusion That They can Make the
Public Believe. That the Abortive Tentative Proposals
of the Maeleod Conference Constitute a Fair Basis of
Contract. Incidentally They Admit That a Preamble and
an Enacting Clause, are, After all, Necessary to the Integ-
ity of every Normal and Well Regulated <:<Agreement."
Pursuant.to decree ofthe Fernie Convention the Officera of District^ U. M. W. of A. have
proceeded promptly to place themselves in communication with that minority of our local coal operators who are still "off the reservation," and'wandering in the "bad lands" of disagreement. The
result of their efforts to date can be discerned from the following exchange of telegrams between the
negotiating parties: ■   „
HOSMER MINES B. 0. APRIL 14 1909
A J  CARTER,
Secretary U.M. W. of A., Fernie;
Referring to request of International BoardJMember Morgan and your committee that called on
me this morning to renew negotiations, we beg to inform you that we will be glad to meet you for the
purpose of preparing an enacting clause as arranged for and executing the agreement made by the
Scale. Committee at Maeleod and ratified by a referendum vote ofthe employees.      > .
LEWIS STOCKETT,
1 ■ ' "•' (i
, .        '    .      President Western Coal Operators Association
LEWIS STOCKETT,.,.       *
.  President Western Coal Operators Association "      '
Hosmer, B.C.
Answering your telegram without prejudice, the United Mine Workers of America, District No. 18
THE   CANADIAN   BANK
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ESTABLISHED  18*37
B. E. WALKER, President1
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Reserve. Fund    -    6,000,000
Branches throughout Canada, and in United States and England,
flftllWTRV RTTWNR-CC EveT facility afforded to farmers and oth-
VUU*NlKl<BUMNJft5 eiWor the transaction of their" hanking
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R A NtOffffai  RV   MATT   Accounts may be opened by mail and monies
MWMWli M MAIL deposited 01; witJdrawn yhl this way with,
equal facility. .,« -•.",'
H. W. TRENHOLME, Manager, Fernie..
P. BURNS & CO.,
LIMITED
WHOLESALE and RETAIL MEAT MERCHANTS
Always a choice supply of Beef, Pork, Veal,
Mutton, ancl Lamb on hand.   Hams,
Bacon, Lard, Butter and Eggs
Our Specialties
Fresh, Smoked and Salted Fish, always a good
1 assortment.   Try our Mince Meat,
Saurkraut ■ and Oysters.
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are -willing tb. accept the "following agreement in order that themines may resume operations?
It is hereby agreed:      '*,,-"
Between the Western Coal Operators Association (consisting of the Pacific Coal Company Limit-
ed, the W. H. McNeill Company Limited, the Leitch Collieries, Limited, the West Canadian Collieries
Limited, the Hillcrest Coal and Coke Company Limited, the International Coal and Coke Company,
Limited, the Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company of one part, and the employees of the said Com:
panies, as represented by the United Mine Workers of America District '8, of the other part, that the
agreement existing prior to April 1st, 1909, respecting general provisions and scales of contract prices
and wages, shall govern the parties hereto for the period of two years, commencing April lst, 1909, and
ending March 31st, 1911, in so far as the same may not be modified or affected by the provisions of
this agreement; it being understood and agreed that the parties thereto, will meet in conference sixty
days prior to the expiration of this agreement to discuss a renewal thereof. This agreement covers
all the mines, coke ovens, and outside plants operated by the companies and all persons accepting employment at these mines shall be governed by the following ruWand regulations:
The Company will require each person employed by them, or to be employed by them; as a miner,
mine laborer, or otherwise, in and about the mines und coke ovens of the prospective companies, to sign
this agreement, as a condition precedent to continued employment of the person already employed o'c
-to be employed. The agreement to be placed in a book together with a legal check-off clause and
signed by all employees.
HOURS OP LABOR
All underground wages shall be computed from the time of entry at the surface of the mino to
the time of return to the surface of the mino, based upon the eight (8) hour bank to bank shift.
LILLE COLLIERIES
A contraot price to bo agreed upon for the seams at present being worked at Lille.
A, J. CARTER,
Secretary-Troasuror Dist .18U,M.W.ofA.
The Miners Stand Firm
Steadfastly Refusing' to be Entrapped into any  Recognition of
tlio Long Since Exploded Maeleod Proposals
The 41 Meat Market Limited
Wholesale and Retail Butchers7
Stores in all the Principal Towns in British Columbia and Alberta
Phone
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Veal
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£ >- Mutton
| . .   Beef
Hams
Bacon
Saurkraut
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I     '   'y     WE ONLY SELL THE BEST OF EVERYTHING' 7    ,"
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HOTEL FERNIE
The Hotel of Fernie
Forme's Loading Coimiioroia]
and Tourist House
S. F. WALLACE, Prop.
KING'S HOTEL
Uur Mipplied with   tlio  bent Wines,
Mi-uni'i* and ClgntH
IMNINai  ROOM  IN  CONNKOTION
JOHN P0DBIELANCIK, Prop.
HOSMER B.C. APRIL 15 1000
A. J. CARTER
Secretary-Treaourcr U.M.W. of A.
PornJoB, 0.
Roforrinff to your telegram of April 10 my instructions prevent consideration of anything but
completion of work for which we met at Maeleod, March 31, nnmoly exoaution of Mnfllnor! a mee.
ment whioh was ratified by a referendum vote of your locals. Thoro Ir a rncfit.-n-r nf thn A-wAn*
tion at Maeleod on Friday afternoon and if your convention fools disposed to make settlement upon
linos of my lottor and tologram of April 14,1 surest your toleg-raphing mo and havinjj your representatives at Maeleod Saturday morning, with nuthority to execute agreement. I make this latter
suggestion realizing tho importance of our early Bottlement to all parties now affected by the d.Rcmi.
tinuanco ol operations at tho mines.
,    LEWIS STOCKETT
(ANSWER)
LEWIS STOCKETT,
President Wcatcm Coal Operators Aa-jociat.on
The New
QUEEPTSH0TEL
Will opon for ImihIiichs tho flrnl woolt
In Mnrch. Unlit oxproHBly for
U'h a (Intidy, como mid him ir,
Workingmans Trade
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Propristors
(W, A.  Rots,  Manager,)
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Everything
Up-to-date
Call in and
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NOW IN NEW QUARTERS
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We request that workmen be allowed to
POLLOCK WINE
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Wholesale Liquor Dealers
A foil Kt.uk it n fvxv ■Inv*.
JJnr hii|i|>licil \viffi the Hm-M
Iimii-iiIn (if W.ni'u, Mijimv*
nml (igiiif,
MRS. S. JENNINGS, Prop.
(I'Vlilcl'lyof ('ciitMi^llf.K'l)
We have made our last proposali in interests of peace
remove their tools and be paid all wages due nt once.
A. J. CARTER
8ecTrc.tt. District 18 U.M.W. of A.
JohriHion n, Kitln-lnr. wlio N *n1A tn
j.utvc liren jificcp mill ample,] unliTH
(for a train nttcr the nr,*™* Imd row
: UiuxikIi. i
■j l-jji!i.^:;:..! ! .in- i    •*■" r''*'lfin.,'l en noot. as ho heard of
"' thi* wrct'k.
TRAINS COLUOE j    Thf. ,rn,ni, w<%r(| |fJ r}
Ttt'EKI-J, Or.t.. April 12-- Karly   this | .lu. tori Rranloo m,\ W.-M,.     Hoth of
mornliiK two (', »■. H. stM-H.il -patw-n-! »*■.• w-rin-M-n Jomjw**,! kn*j Wf.   m,-'
tier   trntns rolllctcl on a curve (n   a; hurt.      The  panttenvern   were  htnlh-
ntK*. uu iHiiv* eati ol her*.     Th* re- j .hnken up.     The (laniam; Ih ««iltuat*
sponslblllty In placed on Operator AV. ed at Kft.Ooo. f
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THE  DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,:    B.  C.   SATURDAY, APRIL 17 1909
' ®Ij* Sfeltiid feeder
THE COMMERCIAL VALUE OF A FAIR SPIRIT
AND AN INFORMED MIND
$"Lo6 a year in advance. ■ -Address all communications to the "Manager" District Ledger, Fernie B. C.
Rate's for advertising on application.
We believe, through careful enquiry, that all/ the
.-advertisements in this paper are signed by trustworthy
persons, anil to prove our faith by words, we will make
good to actual subscribers any ioss 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
♦ransaction causing the complaint; that is we must
have notice within that time. In all cases in' writing
to advertisers say "I saw it in The Ledger."
Phone 48;   Residence 9
W. S. STANLEY,
Manager
WHERE THE BLAME RESTS
On .mother page will be found tlio history, by
docume'nls, of the present industrial dispute, involving i!on:continuiince..of work in certain mines
controlled by an almost, negligible minority of the
now.liopeles.sly disrupted Western Coal Operators'
■ Association. " .     ,
* The careful scrutiny which it is the duty of
all fair-minded investigators to give to these documents will disclose the fact that all the incc-nven-
ience occasioned to the public by unsettling rumors; all the loss to the Operators themselves from
interest charges accruing upon idle properties and
from the inevitable and costly deterioration which
comes to such properties as a result of their hot
being continuously worked; and all the uncertainty
brought upon the men by-the non-continuance of
work and all the actual monetary loss involved in
the summoning and holding of a three days convention, are to be attributed without room for reasonable dispute to three main causes.
. (1) Tlie short sighted greed which,impelled the
Mine Operators lo attempt to take hasty advantage
of tho illness, and consequent absence from negotia
tions, of Argus-eyed President Frank II. Sherman
of District 18; and, in the mental confusion begotten of that ill-considered haste, to press forward for
submission to thc various local unions-a document
which any accredited lawyer .could have told them
would be absolutely, invalid and useless even
though it had received an unquestioned referendum
support, and had thereafter been signed aud counter signed, and double sealed and red taped by
all the officials of all the Coal unions in America.
(2) The petulance and peevishness which these
■_s'uiift_npfiratoi\s-allQW-ed.-to_take_TiossessiQiLof_thejt._
In. the field of our local industrial conflict the
most striking feature which for a long time met
the eye of Ihe casual observer consisted in the mass
of fog and smoke, created by an unfortunate . arid
shortsighted endeavor on the part of a minority
of ouV local Coal Operators to trick' out with the
habiliments and legal status of a definite "agreement" certain partial- and   tentative    proposals
which, if vitiated by no cunningly concealed-"jokers,", might fairly enough have been submitted to
a.preliminary referendum'its a basis for'further
discussion and final shaping, of a real and completely'worded contract, but which * (by reason of tlie
fact that in the absence' of one  local   official—and
the worse than absence of another—certain 'jokers'
did as a matter of fact find means'of'entrance) became simply a sort of infernal tnachine—dangerous
not only to the trade interests of the miners,   i'or
whose discomfiture  the  thing .had Been loaded,
but. also to the reputation and "standing in equity"
ofthe operators themselves   in ease   the machine
should explode' while it was still under convoy by
its inventors and before being finally and definitely
landed on the premises of its prospective victims.
The fact that the device did explode thus prematurely is simply one more illustration of the
great moral truth that the mere act of,cons'piring to
take technical and unfair advantage of a confiding
unsuspicious fellow laborer, in the working out of
a business agreement, does, indeed, so confuse and
unsettle the judgment of the conspirer himself that
sooner or later he bungles the seeming advantages
which he imagines himself tb have gained by his
strategy, and finds himself in.the predicament of
an '' engineer hoist by his own petard. "
*    The existing status of affairs, then, is that the
recalcitrant minority of our local coal operators—
the' "gun-toting    bad men" so    to- speak,   .who
through sheer love of combat have started out on
a "high lonesome" and undertaken to "shoot up"
our peaceful coal mining community, are seenfrom
the documentary record to have signally failed in
their ill-judged attempt to deceive, first our local
miners, who by the unforseen and unavoidable illness of District President Sherman were perceived
to have been deprived of their most experienced
counsellor; secondly, the International officers of
the U.M.W. of A. who by reason of their remoteness
from the' scene'* of action seem to have been considered an easy target for misleading statements  and
disingenuous explanations; and lastly, the general
public itself, with its long and pathetic record of
ready gullibility, in matters of trade union contro-
tem desire to. pursue that really up-to-"
date policy .which will, put them,~'ap-_
proximately abreast of the able lieutenants of MroJaines J. Hill, of that
ilk, .they will present each'individual
manager of these subordinate coal
companies ,of' theirs . with, a thoughtfully selected library of modern "economics.    '. . '■        -7 '
versy.
when they discovered that their furtive and   unseemly strategy   had been foiled of its object by
• the timely recovery of President Sherman, and by
the commendable loyalty displayed toward' "the
„ cause of the Union by those members of the Miners
Scale Committee who, on the re-appearance of the
District President, found themselves without occas-
ion, to make hasty departure from the scene of
action—a peevishness which combined in them
with the natural obstinacy ol: the human animal to
• cause them io not only refuse and reject all discussions of President Sherman's well meruit overtures for the remedying of the legal defects of the
tentative proposals which they had caused to be
submitted in such hasty'fashion, and in such half-
baked form, to the various Miners locals, but also
to attempt to turn District President vSliermnn's
flank by sending to International President Lewis
an appeal for intervention in form of a grossly misleading and untruthful statement of the real cir-
('imiHtniH'.es whicli marked the final breaking up of
the Maeleod negotiations.
(;$) The ill-considered deference to the Operators which was displayed by International President
Lewis when on receipt of ibis side stepping appeal
from these gentlemen, he neglected to first make
sure of Imh ground by obtaining from District Pre-
ident Sherman some knowledge of what tlie miners
• llioinselvos might have to say about the chargoH
advanced by Coal Operator Stockett—relying, in*
Htead, apparently, upon his ability to construct a
message of ambiguous meaning to justify him in
casting aside the precedent established in such
cases by evon autocratic John Mitchell's invariable
rule of i'ii'st consulting ■••'■' ■'•cal ofi'it-orn before
cniimiil.ting himself lo such one sided uppenls; and
ho (.ending to Coal Operator Stockett a dispatch
' which on inisci'oHcopic scrutiny might indeed   lie
construed as not being a bclrayal of tin* cause   of
his local fellow unionists, but which the disputant
Conl .Managers wercnono 1 hi* less able lo construe
lis a complete and satisfying endorsement of then'
position, ami lo therefore employ as u most effective instrument for the preventing, for the time be-
ing, of the negotiating of additional scttlciiiciits.
The above categorical statement of the causes
of the existing trouble has been niade simply with
a view to educating tin* minds of both Openit'i'1'.
and Union Officials and the public generally iim to
the danger of giving way lo tlm weakness con-plained of. For the present occasion theso evil courses
have utterly failed of their object..     'fhaul's to tin.
fore-iight  und perspicacity of District    President
Hliecnian, to the loyalty and high principle of the
rank   and  file trade unionists of the District, nml
h the rcmarkiO'le comlmuiliun ol  pailn ii«-e   sun.
good nature and determination ,li»plny.-.l by the
convention delegates in going thoroughly to the
bottom of the controversy, the tide of buttle   I.i.h
been triumphantly turned,   thu1 alleged   "agree,
ment" <»f Maeleod hi.:, bc.cn repudiated by even tit*"
Intfirnfttioruil officials who at the outwit wore en-
trapped into n seeming recognition of it, and the
buttle field is now denred of all wnioke bulls imd
loft fptw for thnt stendy ndvnnee,   which   under
the methods Hp.netioned hy the public opinion   of
our Ian.., give nbsolutH juwitnmce of victory for
tlio cause of organized labor in thc ense* now under
process ol! Hettlcmetit.
The final outcome, that the Operators have thus
failed, is not only, matter of congratulation to the
Miners, whose domestic peace has been threatened;
ncTToTliat geMM^iTd^W^Tmiegea    public;
whose true interests are inseparably bound up with
the industrial welfare of each individual contingent
of this same .general public '(which is manifestly
and obviously nothing else than the composite and
totality of the various branches of'the'legitimately
hand working and -brain working .class); but
ought also to be occasion for sincere rejoicing
.mongthe shareholders of the coal companies whose
mines have been thrown, by these managerial blunders into that condition of disuse which means
present disintegration and future expense in restoration of the tunnels, or "entries," to a working
condition. ' ♦
' Apart, however, from these more material and
financial reasons for rejoicing at the present clearing up of a wilfully befogged situation, and tlte
consequent regaining, by both parties to the controversy, of opportunity to inaugurate a fair and un-
handicapped discussion of their respective1 interests,
there is room i'or widespread rejoicing in the emphasis and publicity which this episode of unnecessary nnd expensive delay must unavoidably contribute to the advancement of that general policy of
common sense and fair play and decency which
wide awake public men nro moro and more strenuously advocating ns being tho courso of truo and,
ultimate expediency no less than of uprightness.
Jn„other wprds, tho wide advertisement which
will noceHsnrily be given to this deserved failure of
an attempt to win a victory over orgnnizod lnbor
by means ot! chicane and "business .strategy,' must
inevitably give tremendous impetus to the educating of the nvernge businoss mind to tho fuel that
in nt least that department of business nctivity
whicli is culled for by the necessity of nrranging
terms of collective bargains between corporations
and thoir employees, tlio'linn* has long gone by
when nny permanent advantage can be gninod by
mcai'K of cunning or coercion, finding their con-
eongniiinl nnd approprinte atmosphere in blniiil nnd
llypci'lioreiin ignorance of economic fact. Tlie resistless advance, of economic evolution is dny by dny
Inying heavier nnd heavier stress ou the great bus-
in'esx truth that labor power is thu most important
raw material that n business iniintiger Iiiih to buy;
and Hint the manager who fnils to ncquiiint himself with the Inst detnil of Uio conditions   which
(overn the production nnd organization and d
livery of this labor powor, is laying hiim-ell'  opei
** i .       ■•   v!'- -iv"'iv mnnnT'"''"*
Ill   III' ll.-IKIIil •.-».   1/,T    HtHH.
.ih Mil***.*-' nt, .ii-hM Hi*.* i*..J*c5i:wi*.g «««'•■* v.." tool?
no pains to inform himself iroiicoruing the physical
niitiiro and the market conditions of nny other pro-
duct necessary to tho carrying   on of his   plant.
Ak.tuki
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.aHo'-dY.in'lq ,(ihor.T,r,\-.'er 1S
nt .Hire the most vnlunblo in use, tho most -nihil*-, in
imtuvo, nnd the most liable to deterioration in bus*
iucss vuluo if carelessly or ignorn-ntly liniidlcil. Ono
of its poeiilinrities is thnt with tho advance of civ-
ilixflfiun nnd intelligence lnbor power become*, more
nnd more refractory under treatment which iRiiorcH
llui Iiuiiuii (imility -mil Uuiiiau ncccssitiw of the In.
borer, nnd more and moro responsive to thnt manly
and Hlraightforward attitude which rocognm-s the
iiHlurnl desire of the laborer to enjoy the (?•»•"■» •■••■•
hr-Mnni of this advancing civUicatinn whose very
um\ Ul in Kuuipoac-al of thc bodies of Mn rjm.
If our mnnngcrin! fri-snd» of tho C. P. H. *y«-
THE RIGHT METHOD OF^BARGAIN-
The patient and ■wisely-directed persistence* of the Miners of'District 18,
.United Mine.'Workers of America, has.
at., last borne fruit in-tlie resuming of
negotiations--between' wnat Is locally
known-as the minority, or C. P. It.,
group "of our local coal companies, and
that minority portion of our local mino
workmen who since March.31st have
been thrown out of employment, as a
result of the. hasty action of the' company managers in refusing to conclude
a new -biennial contract to' take ' the
place,of "the agreements which expired
by effluxion of time on the date, above
mentioned.    .   ^ „
That it is not unadvisedly or inappropriately that the action referred to
Is thus characterized as a hasty and
precipitate one is perhaps sufficiently
indicated by the fact that such action
on'the part of the coal managers,, consisted ln their "breaking up of the Maeleod conference, rather than, discuss
either the drafting of the requisite legal forms of a binding agreement or
tlie revising of certain unfair proposals which, contrary to previous stipulation expressly, and formally' made
and accepted, had been craftily smuggled into.tho tentative referendum
submitted to the Miners local unions
during President Sherman's' sickness
In the latter half of March.    (
And the folly of that haste is of
course emphasized by the fact thai
the crass futility of such conspiratorial smuggling had been thoroughly demonstrated by certain very significant
circumstances; to' wit, that only about
one third of the miners consulted gave
affirmative votes in this "referendum;
that they were only entrappedinto doing so by dint of the employment of irregular methods such as practically
nullified the vote and rendered the
referendum negatory and valueless;
that such assent was expressly modified, and rendered purely conditional,
by virtue of its being=obtalned under
explicit promise of amendment of thti
objectionable features of the proposals
submitted; and,=finally, that the entire
referendum action was a purely tentative one, initiated simply for the obtaining of tentative comment upon the
proposals thus tentatively exposed to
rank and file criticism, and therefote
.obviously intended as a, means   of
throwing the ' valuable light of rank
and file opinion upon the main negotiations then in progress at Maeleod,
but not to be final-and conclusive.
* The refusal of the disputant Coal
Operators to accept the almost blinding light which these attendant and
modifying circumstances thus brought
to the support of President Sherman
in his demand for the revision of the
unfair clauses complained of, and in
his insistence upon the drafting of a
legal and binding preamble and enacting clause, would indicate the existence of a crying need for the general
aiid public regocnltlon, ln the working
out of collective, bargains between employers and employees, of some standard of ethics and,-conduct which shall
supersede tho dog-eat-dog program of
craft and grab and cunning nud greed
which these unploaslng features of
our local bargain making have slanderously placarded beforo the public
oyo ns a main characteristic of our local method of attending to this sort
of business, Surely tho civic prldo of
our local conl managers ought to exercise upon their minds a powerful Influence inducing thom to ndopt th.it,
more modorn and up-to-date and infinitely moro effective rule of action
which Is posited upon tho broader doctrine that tho vory oflBonco of a
sound and limtlng agroomont Ib to be
found In Uio oxlBtonco ln that agroomont of n mutual benefit,   i ..,
IHuutratlvo of this prinojplo thoro
may bo rocnlled to mind tho! dictum of
ono of tho moat successful buslnotiH
mon of tlio neighboring republic, Snld
hu; "In a long course of active busln*
orb life I havo found It nn oxcoodlng'ly
profltnblo policy to lot. tho other follow
mnko Hotnotlilng," Tlio niounliiB,- of
courso, of this vordlct from the standpoint, of cold blooded IiiihIiiubs policy,
Ih simply tliut. n ono-sldod lmrguln—
and all suoli biirgnliiB aro nocoHnnrlly
Dw result of olilior cunning or force-
Is pr.***l«(*ly tho kind of biii'Kulu which
will bo gnulRlngly anil Inefficiently,
ami eviiHlvoly currleil out. by tho puny
on whose Hide the illHiiilvnnliiKO may
happen to lie; and the cotisnciuont. no*
coHHlty of const ant watchfulness und
combat Ivoiiuhs, which Is thus ImpoHod
upon tho party sufficiently Hhoi't'slnlit*
ml to lmvo Holzcd tho undue advantage,
Ih In Ub turn a nulsnnco and a punltth*
w,f.^i ,i't\\i'\\ if,v<«j nil tin* profit nnd
nut Infliction unite offectunlly out, of tho
bargain. '
Tlio oppoHito and Infinitely moro
Hntlf-factory method—t-V method
which will nntnll nelthor. groy holm
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and BelfroBpect— la tho moro modorn
ldoft which proncrlbon that tho two
part Ion to «n agreement tihall look upon thomtmlvoB rb busln-oai aRHodatoB
thinking „ tliolr way connolonUoiiBly
along to a conclusion from which oach
uliull derive n fair portion of uBilwtiic*
Hon and advancement, and that each
of these KHM>rlM(*ii thall ttioruforn bo
just as anxious to comprehend tho
ponltlon and uludy out ihe Intercut of
hit fellow ns to havo tho same good
offlrtm itxlcnded toward himself, nnd
shall even be so thoroughly convinced
of tho advnntsgo that will com*   to
himself from the satisfaction of his
fellow^ that so far from permitting
himself to take advantage of the ignorance or misappreh'ensioii of his:
fellow he will hasten to correct such
inequalities • created by nature, or cli>
cumstance and *- thus make/svis'e con-,
tribution'to working out of an understanding-which will be 'peraianent be--
cause* It will be mutually'satisfactory
in actual fact no less than in-tempoi>
ary and  transient  appearance.
We would confidently submit tb the
• calmer judgment of the geuiilemen who
on behalf of the still dissentient coal
companies are now trying to find a
way out of their present difficulties,
that by adopting the attitude suggested they will, arrive at. more satisfactory results than by keeping alive the
resentment of our local'trade'union-
CLEAMilQUT SALE
EvecytbingGbesto th'e'last.
Shoe String
W. R.  McDougall
ists .through ill-considered attempt.to
revive those long-since abandoned
Maeleod proposals whose memory
ought to be permitted to perish rather
than to serve as a reminder of the* unsavory circumstances which produced
and accompanied them.' .
And since these gentlemen are no
less than ourselves the victims of that
economic pressure-which Is the chief
characteristic of the worn out    and
rapidly decaying system under which]
we live; since they also are the wage
slaves of the companies which employ
them; and since they, by fear of discharge from their positions, are ■ as
remorselessly driven to sacrifice their
better feelings in the production    of
dividends for their stock holders, as
the workingman is driven by fear of
immediate hunger to expend his utmost energy in the producing of the,
coal   from which these dividends are
realized; it is surely incumbent upon
ourselves to be considerate' in * ' our
treatment of these fellow victims of
this'  fortunately   transitional system,,
and to avoid lo.wering their prestige in
the "eyes, of their masters by giving-
way in our turn to the exhibition of an
uncharitable and unseemly    triumph
when they shall presently find themselves compelled by the moral strength
of our position to concede these   demands of ours whose inherent justice"
is quite surely sufficiently established
by the fact that they * have   already
been granted by those of our coal operators-who'represent the greater portion of thetcapital locally invested in
the coal business, and who employ by
far the larger number of our local miners. ' '    .
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! The pfflcia.1 Organ of District No.  18, U. M. W. ,of A.
Fernie, B.C., April 17th," 1909
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COAL   CREEK
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The King's Business commenced in ,»
practical way, on ..Thursday, April ilii,
when the- lr-inisters, Rev. Brown ;in;l
Hov. Robinson entrusted with Its commission, were seen.with pick and shovel, making a rough surface, to-tlie
, slippery'road leading to the Presbyter-j
Ian church, where the Business opened
that^ .evening. '. Services hav.e -been
held in this'building or in the club hall'
nightly with the exception of Saturday
and-"the attendances have been fairly
, good. Limelight, views'and illustrated songs are occasionally exhibited —
showing scenes" from many lands and
"other pictures bearing a relative significance to life itself. These have nil-
proved a source of great Instruction,
Tlio Rev. Brown Is a powerful and clo-
cjuent speaker,anil the Rev. Robinson
knows how tp leda and conduct, ;tho
musical'' i5a'rf7 His solo'singing''--has*
quite captivated the congregations. On
Sunday afternoon a special meeting for
men only was held In the'club* hall,
which, ,was- kindly ..leiat, for the .occasion by the C. C.. li. A. A1, committee.
There was a nice bunch of-boys present, and they were exhorted to ^ come
•out and let their every .-action 5be an
■ Influence for. good to -their fellow's.
Mr. ..Brown gave some of-his personal
■experiences iri -mining ,and lumber
camps which-1 in themselves , '.were
a. reward for' attending.-, .There ^3 a
"host of willing workers including the
two pastors of the camp. The' duties
of accompanist to the singing have
"been shared by Mrs. Jay and Messrs.
Corner and Miller. The service on
■Sunday morning was held .in the Methodist church.' Mr. FV. Davis will
be here to-day and will stay until Mon-
.day.-. Don't miss hearing lilm give
the story of his life. - The Rev. Bus-
well and Professor Weaver who are in
-charge at Fernie are coming ■ up to
. liold a huge open air meeting this afternoon. .' This, evening a children's
'.service will be given when some beautiful --views and illustrated songs will
be thrown' on the screen. See ' that
the kids get there. . To-morrow (Sunday) at 3 o'clock there will be a meeting for men only in the Club hall and
at 7". 30 In the evening a mass meeting
will-'.be held.,, If you.Tieglect taking
theue* 3n you are sure tb feel Tiled' af-
,ter. when your friends tell you-about'
them. - "When you go to the mission
■meetings-don't content yourself -with
•watching the choir when the" singing Is
<m. Your voiceTrs^^peclTd*T^be~ireTn-ar
"When a picture'is thrown on the screen
the meaning of which. yo-u are riot altogether sure of don't go' home and
, overtax your brain about it., Button-
'hole Mr. Robinson after the meeting,
•and keep hold -until he has told you all
., about It. This will save worry. There
1 may be other matters-your mind Is not
clear on. Well, don't let tho geritle-
nion leave.the camp'and then say to
•your ^dearest friend. Oh, I wish I had
■spoken to one ol .them about lt. Get
•at thom r'lglit now.      ,, '   -.'   ,
Did anyone see Ralph Miller    como
into camp on Wednesday,   . He came
' up the hill Just llko an old timer.
■ A meeting of rvll Interested In   foot-
. hall w.ati.called for Thursday April 8th,
and a crowd of fellows responded. Alex
McFegan was voted to tho chair, Last
season's   roport   and   financial,    statement,' showing a small balance ln hand
was -read and on .tho proposition of W.
yjl. Evans, seconded by Syd Hunt, were
-adopted,.     Davo Paton gave a detailed
report' of the proceedings nt the mooting of the Pass Longuo hold nt-Mlchol
oh April 3rd.      Aftor considerable (Uh-
cusslon it was decided that tho oup at
present owned  by tho C.  C.~ football
•club, thoy having won lt three years ln
•succession,  lliori-n.7,  bo put.'up, to" ho
played for by loitguo teams; arid that
tho HUtiiossful  team hold  It until  tho
ensuing season whon lt shnll be playod
for again and no on until this arrangement Is cancelled by the proper author-
ity,     Tho following officers wore oloc-
1.od for this Hoason: Honorary I'reMd-
ont *31ijah Hoiithcoto', president   Davo
Martin;  vice   preHluunt  W,  H,   Evans,
fieorotary Hyd. Hunt; treasurer W,_K,
Hughes, with    a working   commlttoo
consisting of J, Flnlayson, D.   Archibald, D, l'ntsnn, A. AdnmHon, W. Hat-
cllffe, J,   IU.i-.ho1I, II,   McQullllam, H.'
.   Mernor, ,T.   Mltcholl  and  J.   CunfloUl,
Tho mooting accoptod with   rogrot tho
resignation   of   Davo   Paton   who   for
throo yonrs has carried out the duties
of NPcrotiiry.      Tho huocohh and present standing of tho club Is In 110 small
measure dun to his untiring lulion*,    .
Tom Davies loft fnr Colomnn on Monday whoro ho oxpcctH to ploli up    his
brother.      Their   dcHtlnatlon   Is     the
pralrlo, to go In fnr ranching,
Work in eonnoatlon wllh tlio openlni*,
out of No, n mine Ih nlmtit completed
nnd a stnrt may bo mndo at nny thnn.'
Alox. llnyos and two lirotliors called Hold cnmo In from Heoilnnd on Run-
day.
Wo nro sorry tn lnnrn Hint Unetnv
Ilunlor Is again lying itorlo.wly 111. We
wIhIi blm a Hpmn.y recovery.
Hov. Wilson, Htiperlntondont of tho
1'roshytorlan missions in H, C. puld a
flying  visit  un  Wednesday  ovciiIiik*.
H, Parker Ih off work ,wllh 11 hnd
nttncli of (-uliiHoy,
HUH thoy como, Tom Waring iv-
turned on Tuesday night nnd on Wod-
nnmUy Hilly Harrohl wnltcad In with 11
faco brimful of good nnturt**.
J..,.,1.. I :;{ fi '•• (,,n erniiil concert nnd
.tnneo nokt wook to hoi pglvo tho football boys u K'Hid sei-awa-*.
FooIJmII souson eommoriecii on Mtiv
1st. when Coal Crook plays Fornio 011
tho ground of tbo former, Tlio ground
Is already In fairly nlco condition nnd
•the boj/s are trying to Koop purm.   Wc
and ynu toe If tbey don't make thein*
solves felt.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Frank Williams lmvo
roturned looking much bnttor fnr tliolr
trip to th* HtntoK. •
Alox. McNab and VIA. Thompson nro
Off lo tho Nicola valloy. This mertns
pitching atii-uther Unt of H«f.lial.lffs.
May tho old fellow look on tliem site-
wnj-d anil never ask Alox for four Wis.
Tom Addition, pr-M-ldfnt nf our local,
ropresdnlfd Coal Cre*k at this wseWi
convention In town.
Vary fow men worked on Good Friday, and tho camp wa* very quiet.
Trites-Wood store was closed and Bum
wai husy breaking the fee round about
v.
and carting It and the snow away. The'
schools were also closed-.
It was a great and glorious night.
So say the boys who looked in at Jimmy's birthday party. ,It don't matter
the hind part" of a microbe's hide where
these festivals como off so long as the
singing is kept up and everybody feels
in a 'don't-care a tinker's curse kind
of a mood. Jlmm's health' was drunk
until we lost count. Some fellows want
to know why Jimmy or somebody else
can't have. a. birthday every week,-
•What Ho! She bumps.
Elijah ltoss from-Fernio came alonq*
among the boys 'on Monday and did
himself proud.  You bet your life'   .
Everybody ln Coal Creek, knows and
respects Dan Stewart, one of the oldest
of the old timers. Our correspondent
spotted him outside of his old boarding house the other day, He was surprised..^ learn 'that Dan has-been in
camp for some time. He underwent*!
an oporation In Spokano some time ago
and his health'has not been so good
since so that he does not come around
as rmuch' as formerly. ' •
'When cutting Into a Canadian cheese
on Thursday last Mr. Tom Phillips, ,a
grocer, New .Street, Whitehaven, discovered an 18 carat gold /srlng which
weighs half an ounce (avoirdupois)
and is half an inch broad." This is
a-cutting from the Whitehaven News,
an old country newspaper and will be
of interest-to many Crcekites.who come
from that district.
Fred Travers'is now back from the
hospital but he is still shaky on his
Pins.
Alex. Yeoman, Dan Arcliiba'd and
Jack'Peters are the flrst we have heard
of taking trip this .year to sec the
crack In the mountain. They . say
there Is not much change so far as appearance goes. They had a thirst an
Irishman wouldn't have, sold .for a dollar when they landed back'
Joe Grafton of Coleman, Alta.,'' estate
and stock agent was through here on
Monday.
George and Billy VIckers left for the
old country on Saturday.. Billy's presentation will be forwarded on to', him
when the subscription list is filled up.
—which' we guess- will be somewhere'
about the. day before doomsday.'
W. B. Harwood from Pollocks .paid
a brief visit on Good Friday.'' , ,-
• Tom Coughlan was kicked by a' mule'
when following his employment-in the.
"s"ta"biFs~on~th"e~nigh,HbfTth'e--¥?th7—He
suffered bruises and cuts-oh the inside
of both thighs as well as being knocked slck.;,He has resumed work.
Rumor had full sway on Good Friday arid tho, boys were full of eulogy
ahd„the good characteristics of Harry
Lloyd.- .There were'many expressions
of regret for ,report 4 said that Harry,
was dead. However on Saturday Harry himself with his own peculiar sangfroid and his old knowing physog, arrived ln camp. He had been ln Femle
hospital a. few'days uridorging treatment for throat and gland troubles,' He
flatly refuses to take "his part In' tho
anticipated funeral procession. ■
John Jones of Hillcrest and W. Writs-
ley of Frank spent Monday evening
with us, Thoy wore at tho convention
In Fernie, and could not help coming*
to look up somo old faces,   *
Miss Pearson became Mrs, Fred Os-
toror on Saturday laBt, The ceremony
took place at the house of the Rov,
Wilkinson, church of England parsonage, Fornio, and Mr, and,Mrs. George
Johnston, Coal Crook, woro tho witnesses, Long life and good luck to
the happy pair.'
Hoclor Macdonald from Hosmer spent
tho woolc end up hero'
Cyclrino Kid,- Coal Crook, challenges
tho winner of tho Johnson.vs Billy nur-
rnwH  glove  contest  for  $00.
Rarly on Good Friday morning n
fine deer with mngnlflcont nntlors wuh
soon In tho ravlno quite close to Mor-
rlsoy houses, A fow dogs got on IU
tracks hut It was too fast for thom,
Thoro wore plenty ot rods out over
fiundny but tho dny wns cold and thoro
woro no full baHkots.
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Victor ICosoh Is known to mnny In
Conl Crook. Ho wns ono of tho rosouod
from tho last big bump In No, 2, Foi-
lowing this misfortune tho home of
himself and parents was doslroyod by
tho Fornle conflagration. Thoso nro
Huposud to bo tho cause of his mental
breakdown and llio poor chap 1h now
an Inmatfl of tlio Now WostmliiHlor asylum. f
A roprosontntlvo mooting of ouisldo
moohiinlos, blacksmiths, earponters, oni1
ropnlrurs. teamsters and laborers wiih
hold on Tbniwlny night, April 8th In
llio club, nt which n deputation was
nppoltnod to wuli on tho suporlntond-
ont wllh rofcnrd to work on Hundnys
nnd holidays. Tho men cuntotiil tlmt
most work on these dnys Is such ur fan
nol bo dono on ordinary wurklim iluys;
and If for this reimon aloiin*. thoy
think thoy should ho paid nt tbo rnto
of tlmo und a half. At tho conference
botwoon tbo super niul tlio men's dol-
ciMles, hold In tho former's ufflon on
Krlilny It wns ngrood to lonvo lho mat-
tor In tho hnnds nf Tom lllKKs, soere-
inry nf llio local, to tnko up In lho us-
u 111 wny, -.
Jno Hlnipson cnmo up from CuU'tmin
on flood Frlilny; pnokod up the house-
hold effects and has (niton thorn,! to
Coloman.     Mrs. Hlmpson nnd tbo child
all-Ill    1/ua.ia    \\'t'/„   \.\':.i
A •■orln*. In hid fnrowi-U nnd Oort
spood to tho lU'v. Norman Mucdonnhl
Michell recited, and Mrs'.; Nesbitt acted
as' accompanist. ,-Pj Mfci/ Macdonald left
on Frfday moinfng'v'fpr-the'Presbyterian college, Westminster hall, Vancou.-
ver, where he intends .continuing his
ministerial studiesa , '*■ 7, ,.'.,. :.
-.A reliable observer reports/- having
seen a fine eagle, flying at a great
height over the Cnuok ,011 Good Friday. ' " ,
Toriimy "Thomas, whilst coming up in
the train <3ood Friday, got some ' foreign mater ln his eye. He went into
the mino but the pain became ho acute
that he had to quit work.and put himself in the doctor's hands.'
A few minutes before two o'clock on
Monday afternoon the Inhabitants of
Coal Creek were alarmed by a terrific
•report'iacco'inpanied by tho consequent
effect of severe concussion. Thero
was scarcely a house but where photos,
pans *or crockery wero knocked off the
shelves. The .neatness and uniformity
which Is always anoticeable feature'in
Trites-Wood store were turned into
chaos, for there was-a general tumble-
"down of the good things displayed.
People rushed from' their houses In a
state of fear; the men folk and the
younger end hurried off to Nd. 2 tun-
nell mouth with an Instinct planted by
past, experience while tho women mostly waited anxiously at their doors to
hear the worst from some passer'by,
Men coming off shift-at No. 2 'were
eagerly questioned and it was a- sort of
relief to hear that all working ln that
mine were ignorant of anything having happened. . The men from Nos. 1,
5 and 0 were then sought out and anxiously questioned.' The great, cause of
anxiety was the safety of all the man,
and one and all were thankful lo Providence when they were assured of this.
From enquiries it would seem that men
working in the new, slope No.- 9 felt
the' fullest force of the ^concussion,
more than one being lifted clean off
their feet. Some cars were also thrown
off the tracks ln the mine*. Men at
work in ,No. 5 report a sudden-trembling of their places. The exact place
of the,.explosion or "bump" cannot be
located. At this time of writing no
serious   damage  is  known  of. <,
Bob Tucker left this week for' his
ranch in the Peace River country.
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Mr.'* W. N. Frost came in from Eureka'-'on Saturday to confer with Mr.
J.' A. Tormey,- secretary of the Koot:
enay.River land Company, on matters
pertaining to tne Irrigation system. The
work'is well under way and it'wlll now
be-only'a matter of a short time until
the water will.be running as freely as
Tennyson's Brook. x-  .
*"i*F~wr"A:d'oipli and-MlT"-Peter-Baeks-
took a trip down to Warland on business Friday. ,
. Tho Whist club met", with Mrs. Beaty
Wednesday afternoon and the ladles all
report a very pleasant time.
■ Mr. Albert Dekelver ■ is at work on
his new house In-Kootonia and expects
to move into'it, in a short time.
Mr, Slow, who met with an'accident
at tho , mill last week while loading
lumber is recovering.
The flrBt, vegetables of the Kootonia
nurseries are now on tho market, They
aro of eqcellent quality and cannot
help but1 be    In'good, demand.
Mr; W. S. Stanley, went to Fornio on
business Monday, n
' The Adolph Lumber Compnny are
filling-an agreement with tho Kootenay River Lnnd company by building a
dam on Rock Creek, Mr, James Fusee
being In charge of tho work,
Mr. S. .T. Morrow has ordered a new
stumping machlno. Uo Js clearing up
a tract for D.   W,   Hart.
Mr.-and Mrs, D. W, Hart entertained In honor of *Mlss Ashdown and Mr.
.1,  A,   Tormey nn  Friday.
Messrs, CrnlU nnd McLaren and O,
G, Johnson aro having wolls dug this
woolc, .._•
'  Justice in Canada this free and happy Jand,
Justice   in   Canada  I   cannot   understand,' -        -,       .'
Justice for the' rich and poor they tell
their different tales,
The rich they, always seem to get
'   the balance, of tlie scales.
Low  Joint Paddy  *tnd Spike      Maul
Sam had a great argument In Elko tlie
other day. at what temperature would
a frog live on  tlie track.  Roadmaster
Whitney's  arrival  sbpped the argument before the scrap ivas finished.
He fells his' timber in its bed,
Mrs. Bowser spert Easter ln Elko,
and took in the "Gathering of the
Clan's, Dance."    *     :    '
' There's a report that Glen Campbell
of Triwood will return to Elko. The
news ,was received with -che'res; both
Mr.-and Mrs. Campbell have been very
popular In Elko. "Hie Elko'bard said
on hearing.the glad'news "God raovss
iri a- mysterious war His wonders to
perform."
Fernie Opera House
G. L. TASCHERAU, MANAGER
UP TO DATE
Moving
-NOTICE-
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
(SO) days after date'I intend to apply
to the "Hon. Chief / Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum on the
following described lands, , situate ln
South- East'.Kootenay,. British Columbia, Block 4593 commencing at a.post
planted at tr near 3 Mile east of the 29
mile post,.of the present C.-'P. It. surveyed line.'and being Hho south west
corner' of Mrs. M. 0.' Darby's claim,
and marked the south west corner of
Mrs. M. O,1 Darby's claim, thonco running ensti 80 - chains, ' thenco running
north 80 jhalns; thonce running west
80 chains' thence running south HO
chains toltho point of commencement,
making c'o acres moro or less,
Located this 7th day of April, 1009. .
NVTHANIEL BABCOCK, Agont
lis.   M.   O.   DARBY,   Locator.
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Elko will bo n bright plnco upon tho
tourist map In tlio noar futuro, Tho
C,-P. fl. havo export, photographers
talcing vlflws around tho burg that
malcos Bwltxerland look llko a pralrln,
'Miss McHhnno, tho popular school teacher nl Elko public school, ontortnlnod
bor largo olrelo of frlo'iids ICastor Mnn-
dny tn a Hiiolal and danco al. tho unlvnr-
slly, College, avenue nnd from a social
point of vlow It wiih a brilliant siiooohh.
The music was furnished by Prof. La
Chnna of Wnrdimr and throo assistants.
Mr, nnd Mrs, Hlrnlo supj-llod tho supper
and tho excellent, viands served proved
nnnthor plnnsnnt surprlso to thn merry party. On nocnunt uf leaving for
lho sunny smith viz, UqohvIIIo, tho hlg
Itoit Applo- iMiuntry, wo nro unuhlo to
glvo tho soclnl cvont tho spaco It ronlly
doiuM'vns,
I', O. M, with Mr, I'linwoll vIMtml
■•"Ikn dm*'.  Krldny.
Miss l-iiHum*,' l.otohor spout flood
I'YIdny wllh MIhh Mny Ron In I'.lko,
A VniKMiuviir high school girl mndo
11 Jump of 11 fool n Inches, Thn villain
who tiiriicil tbo moiiHO Idoho will 11 u
(Imi'it ho Hont up for trial.
Ilurrolt, llio Imrdwaro limn1 from
Cinnbionk wns down to [■.Ikn fur Kim-
tor.
A moi'iil wuvo hns lilt Fornio. The
wiivn Is not nxpootod tn rconvnr,
No sky pilot hns over rvon 11 find tin*
,■...!■•»'.•. nr,,". *-.<*f>poi1 Into the futuro,
flcorgo Ingham, furmioo mnn nt
Wphurdi's luuinli}, iViuK, it .ifi uMiiit
.    j NOTICB
NOTIC1 Is hereby given that thirty
(30) days at'tor dato I Intend to apply
to tho Ton. Chief .Commissioner., of
Lands nn) Works for a llconso to pros-
poet for,coal nnd petroleum on llio
following described lands, situate ln
South ]0,st Kootenay, British Columbia, Blo(t -1593, commencing at a post
planted il or noar 4, mile east of 29
milo pos;of tho present C, 1'. 11, surveyed Ho and holng the south west
cornor o'MIhk Lillian Kschwlg's claim
and mar'od tho south west- cornor of
Miss Lilian Eschwlg's clnlm, thenco
running j-nnt 80 ohalns; thonco running norh RO chains', thonco running
wont 80 tialnsi thonco running south 80
chains ttjtho point of commencement,
making id acros moro or loss,
Locatoi this 7th dny of April, lflnil.
•f-ATIIANIEL RABCOCK Al-'imt
MHS LILLIAN K8CHWTO,
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Eastertide Luxuries
Comprising the very' best and
purest in food products that
the grocery fruit and confectionery trade can supply, are
to be had in the utmost profusion. Whether yon have
only aiittle family feast,'or
an elaborate banquet to celebrate Easter, it will be greatly to your interest, as well as
convenience to see our stock
' nnd examine our goods' and
prices as both are sure to interest you. There's a reason
why you can always depend
■ on getting tho best value for
your money at
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THE   FAIR
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T.   B.   STRtJ'fHERS,  PROP.
to tlio lion, Clilof Commissioner of
LnndB niul WorkH for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum on tlie
followlnff described lands, sltuato In
South ISiiHt Kootonay, British Columbia, Hloek .|{>9'l commencing at a post
planted at or near 3 nillo cast of iim
20 milo post of tho present C. V, H,
surveyed lino, nnd beliiR llio north-
tvoHt cornor, of W. }l. Darby's claim,
and marlcnd tlio north west corner of
W. II, Darby's claim; thenco riiniilnK
east 80 chains; thonco ninnliiK south
80 Qhulns; thence1 running west so
chulnN; thonco running north 80 ehalii>>
to tho point of commencement, mal<-
InK 0-10 acroH moro or loss'
Locatod thlH 7th day of April, ISO.'.
NATHANII'L IIAI1COCK. A wit
tV. II, DAIIBV, Locator	
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Easter Hats
$3.50
A-nplondid display of Ladies' Keady to
wear hats '	
•Ladies' Dress Hats trimmed with
Wings, chilVon, Flowers and Foliage
A splendid assortment to choose from
both large and small  nt a icasonable
■price	
Also a display of Children' Hats that
cannot ho equalled, from	
My millinery consists of a grade of goodH bought
with the greatest of care and at low prices and
will appeal strongest lo the careful' buyer,
Customers note my styles are exclusive.
No Two Hats Sold Alike
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NOTICI Is hereby wlvon thnt thirty
CIO) dnyi after dato I Intonil to apply
to tho Ion, Clilof Commissioner of
Lands ail WIivUh for a Hooiihu to prospect I'or'coal nml potroloum on the
follotvlni rtoRCTllieil lands, situate In
Houth VM Kontenay, llrltlsh Columbln, llloii -IMi.'l cominoncliiK at a punt
planted il or near ,1 miles eriHl (if
tlie 20 nlo post of the present C, P, lt,
KurveyiK'lliio anil IicIiih* the north east
corner 1' H'M. Moore's clnlm, nnd
marked ho north east corner of H, M,
Monro'1*. Inlin, theiicn riinnliii*; west 80
chains; tence riiiiiiltnr south KO elm Inn,
thonco imnlnK east 80 cIiuIiih; lliencn
I'liniilllKliel'Mi SO clinliiM tn the pnlllt
nf ciMiiirnccmriii, mnkliiK 'ill a"vi.n,
more nrosn*.
■LociiU, this 7th dny of April, 1000.
ATHANIHI. 1)A1U:0CIJ,   \t.ein
, M, Mnnre, Locator.
.N'OT.OI'J
NOTICH Is horehy kIvmi that thirty
(,'I0) days after date I Intend to applv
to tho Hon, Chief CommlHslonor of
Lands and Works for 11 UeeiiHo to prospect for coal and petroleum on the
following described Winds, Hltunlc In
Houth Ki.Ht Kooiouny, Hritish Columbln, Hloek ,',0:1, iMimuiencltiK at a post
plnntod at or near 1 mile east of 211
milo post of the present (!. I1, It, surveyed lino anil belnp; the northwist
corner of Mrs. Kiln Ilii<<lih<v's claim nud
marked tlm north went corner of Mrs.
Kiln Mnekley's clnlm; thence ViiiiiiIiik
cam 80 chains; thence run 11111 it south
so chains; thencn running west sn
clinln''; thence ninnluK north K0 chain*,
to the point of eitiumi-ufemimt, muldtin
O'O acres moro or less,
Located this 7th dny of April, 1'inii.
NATHANIIII. l»,\IICO(M%*. Ac-ni
MKS. IILLA llACKLKY 1,'ienlor
win Klvim In tlio 1'roHliytfirlnn cliurcli   Hie numnior flt Hln-up Mmintnln pnrk
Tliurjnlay of l«»#t wooU.   Tli«r» wan a     You enn't catch    fl»h around  l'jjji
lariro matlicrlnt-f of momborH of hU oon-
nrottatlon and frlondri.      Mr.   H,    II,
Vi..»Mtt nreHirterl nml IiIh remark., wen*
miltalily aiiffmenred by the iwh nvtm-
KOllNtn, ftov, W. O. llrown and   Ituv,
Hidilnson,  who  hnvn  Jimt  arrived  In
thu camp., Tho Incomlnitr minister, Uov,
J. H. Martin who camo In with them,
wee Informally Introduced to tho con-
BreRftllon nnd delivered a short,    Impromptu nddreun,      Mr. Macdonald In1
111* farewell remarkh spoke of tho icood-1
ne«* that had heen extended to   lilm
(.urliiK IiIk Hhoit Htuy In Conl Cr*»elf, It..
hoped Ood  would    contlnun    to Men*
them and lilmneU. HefreihrnnnU were
«Arv«d by tho ladU-n and Mfimrii,   Mvd,
Wall«*y. I'awloy Durnon, Clnrldft-c, N«*<-
bltt and f-Jamponn rendered Initrumrn-
tat and vocal tttmt.    Ulit     Margery
with lbiuld halt
Tha editor of tho '•'onilo "HoniclillKht'
watt In ICIkn last week,
..xih.U.-.   »J.>    tl.Al   '•'."   •;'*'•■"'>»   it   the
Pernio revival would mako- a rhliiocero".
ahed tram,
A hunch of homo ncifkera from Gran-
brook arrived In Klko and drove down
to '•'Ikmouth
MiTiri)
NOTKB In licrehy Klvon thnt thirty
tnn\ .Inai nfiev diile ( Intend to nnnlv
to the (on. Chief ComiiilHHloiior of
Lands ml W'oliai. (01 11 iK.« nni.- (» i.i.i.i-
pect foi('(>nl und pet role u 111 on the
followlrV described lunds, iltuuto In
Houth Hut Kootenay, llrltlHh Columbln, lil(U ''''J-!. eonim«ncln« ul a post
planted it or near i* mile oust of the
In tt.k.vjy*i •-• a,'. ;,.', ,-;.' ". "'. "
survrtyc line and lielnn tho north cast
cornor f W. J. 'I-Varm-in'M claim;
thonco innliiK houIIi 80 chnlns; theme
runnlnpwoMt so chain*; thence run-
nlnir mth DO chain*.; thenco rutin I iik
MRS.  £. fODD
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iiad Campholl *■' '.•.", "Vr.""!! I,.n,u*'"-'*»iit ti'orVmlnH  to  Iho point of com
Uapinka. Man.. I« «n Klk» with the An
new !mtfem«ixt factory.
Charlie Ceandlo wan In HIUo novoral
hour*, this week and (old. liamrwlntx
tulri of »li|p wreoki oncouniered on hU
recent trlpa. ,
Ye*, nilly Hl»nl»y< «» oxxt ot every
100 think the Mme ae yog did, and
unrortitnaKIy etIA In th* Dean •fUlr.
and brlnga lo mind the old «on«r :
menceniit mnUlntf 640 acres moro or
Una.
LocatJ thlH 7(h day of April, IK09.
lATltANlKl. IIAJICOCK, /,,x*r,i
iV.  J.  I'KAlll-tUN. UlOATim..
.VOTICI-!
NOTICI. Ik hereby ulvmi that thirty
CIO) dnyn after dine I Intend to ripply
to the Hon, Chief Cumitilsxlolier of
Lands and WorkH for a llccniin to pro.i-:
pect for conl unit pi-tiuieiiin nn >ii<-
.'..lli.H'liiir 1,1. Trllied binrtti. •ultunte in
Houlh I'.nst Kootennv, Hrlllsh Coliim-
Mn, lllock iriti.l, comnienclniT nt a powt
plulKiil nl nr in tit t mlli- <-»i't i>f tli<* Vt
mile post of the |<rein'n» C, V, It, mu'*-
veynd linn nnd helmr the south west
r,,,i„f.r ,,f .1 ,\ Vla-ber's claim, mid
mnrkei the south ivi-i-i enrner of J. A.
I'lsher's rlnlm, thence ninmlim east to
cbnlnp; thence runnliiK north k(i ehiiln«c,
thenco runnliiK west 80 cIuiIiih; thoiict*
runnliiK south so chnlnx to the. point
of commcnceeinnt nmklnit COO iicres,
moro or lens,
Located this 7th dny of April,  1901.
NATJIANII.I. IIAIICOCIC. AKl'lil
,l.   A.   i'tHIIKIt,  Locator
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CONSTRUCTION CO,
CONTRACTORS &   BUILDERS
lltisitiess   Itloeks,   ('hiirchi's
Kclmols, and heavy worlt a
h|ieeliilly
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P.O. BOX 153 FERNIE B.C.
Airent** for Kdniontnti 1'ii-n-i'il Itrlek
■mil   Hnnd   l'oint   Coiuuieu   nnd
l'l'CKN.lil    llileli.        I'Mlluikteai    fur-
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NOTJK In horehy Klven that thirty
(SO) At* ttt*r date I Intend lo appiyjto Ihe Hon
MlTICH
NOTICI: Ic hereby (riven that thirty
Oft) riny*. after date I Intend to apply
Chief   Commliitoner   of
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BEST  MEALS  IN  TIIE CITY
MRS. J. CURBECK j
PROPRIETRESS
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IjiiiiIm and WorkH for n tteeniie to t'""t-
pect fur coiil and petroleum on io<-
folliiwInK derx'rlh.'d land*., xltuute In
Houth Kaxt Kootenay, Mrltlnh i.'oloin-
hla. lllock  *I5S*I commenelnn at  n   po»l
planted nt or near ,1 mile e|l»t of tin*
ID mile pent of tlio prenent (!, I", ll.
Ntirvoynd line nnd heltiK the Mouth e.»»t
corner of |), O, Moore'n clnlm, und
marked the »outh t'RHt corner of I), C
il<iore'» clnlm, thence rnnnlnir went
to  chnlnn;   thence  rtinnln.r  north    HO
! chain*; thenco rimtiliiK cnut su chalrin;
I thence miinlntr, Noiith HO ehulna tn ilin
; point   of   cuiiHiii-iiii'lninl,   oiatktng     &II)
■ acrcn more or lei»,
i     Located IhU 7th Cay or April, UO}.
j NATHAMJX IIAlia>nC, A-ri-nt
! I), t*. MOoitl-:. Uiator. THE  DISTRICT  LEDGER.  FERNIE,      B.  C.   SATURDAY,  APRIL  17  1909
The Relief Fund
(Continued from page 3)
To make out this charge on these
books It 13 absolutely necessary to
prove that 6e stole an even J90G oi
nothing, or the charge falls through.
This intends to be the first part of
my defense- The second part will
be to prove out of McDiarniid's mouth
that Webb has not accounted for all
the monies that be received, and that
the system to get rid of the J900 was
to use certain Items of Lockhart's entries and keep certain amounts themselves, and therein lies my defense.
Another argument followed with
both counsels.
The witness was not finished with
yet and the second part was proceeded
with.
Taylor, Now McDIarmid, you will
assume that Lockhart turned over to
Webb J250 as cash sales, what difference does 'his make to your (SIO
error right on his books In such
place tbat lt would be exploited to
McDiarmid  admitted  It  would
tract attention.
Taylor: If hooks are written up with
cash as turned over to someone else
it is not a good practice is it?
McDIarmid replied that it certainly
Counsel: Lockhart certainly made
mistake in that.
Taylor:  if Lockhart got a balance
sheet and got it signed by himself
Webb and the auditor, that would be
balance?
Eckstein objected to this question,
and they both entered Into another ar.
gument.
Taylor spoke re lost balance sheet,
but McDiarmid said with regard
this that he would not require the
lost balance sheet, for all he bad
deal with was the books. Me said
It was not produced to him nor had he
beard anything whatever al
Taylor: Two facts we have arrived
at.      One Is t-"iat It was not produced
to yon, the second Is that it would
a very important document.
McDiarmid replied that it certainly
would be-
Taylor: And ft would be :
portant paper to acquit him of Saving
stolen any kihds of money. Now if
you were a book keeper and you had
(10501) passed over to you as cash,
on any particular cash balance arrived at at the tioie and It was found afterwards when you came to make up
tbe books that you had $900 more
than the boons showed what would
you do as an honest man?
McDIarmid; J would endeavor to
find out where it came from.
Taylor: Assuming that you wanted
to steal the J900 you could keep the
cash on hand that be passed over to
yon, and deposit a small portion of it
and steal a larger portion of
McDiarmid; Tie could steal a larger
portion of the cash or cheflut
Taylor:   Cheques    could he cashed
could tbey not.
McDiarmid: Easily.
Taylor: How do you conceive   that
Webb had  ¥71.08 In    cash in      tain,
country- -1
McDiarmid said this conveyed nothing to bis mind; he might have,had
jt in stamps or he might have called
ten cents eight cents for balancing
purposes.
Taylor asked him to examine, thi*
cash took. There was a strong legal argument. In which there was plenty;
of hot air flying around, which Taylor wound up by saying that ff there
was a physician 'n the room he would
ask him to eiapi'ie hfs friend's head
for him.
Taylor: I said to you a little while
ago. McDiarmid that if we found that
cheques which find belonged to Lock-
hart's time were used for deposit In
the month of September by Webb,
that Wa,hh must account for cash received other than the (71.08 cash bal-
McDiarmid could not say what cash
Please figure op cash book and say
if he deposited the exact amount re-
lt was found that the amount of
Webb's deposit was (25,385.78, plus
(71.OS. which is in amount equal with
all tbe figures on the debit side of
cash, pages 22 and 24.
He admitted tbat Webb was respon-
all  right,  would  it not?
Yen.
Taylor again asked him If he saw
anything of a cash sales book of the
supplies which were sold, during the
udit.
McDIarmid replied tbat he had not.
Taylor:   There   is  nothing  in   this
cash book is there not to show how
much money fn cash was turned over
Webb by Lockhart.
McDIarmid: Not as far as
This finished tbe cross examination
which had been conducted at great
length.
Mr. Eckstein then proceeded with
witness further. Sly friend (Taylor)
made an assertion yesterday that tbe
Calgary correspondence was not
shown to you. Is this correct?
McDiarmid: No.
Eckstein: Please turn to page 36.
Has anything been shown to you to
make it clear in your mind that this
amount bad been handed over by
Lockhart to Webb?
McDiarmid: Nothing whatever.
Eckstein: And if It be shown that
these amounts were not handed over
by Lockhart to Webb would it make
any difference in your statement that
the (71.08 was the correct cash bal-
No.
Then   your statement is correct as
) the (71-OS being correct If these
figures were banded to him?
McDIarmid: It is.
Eckstein; I ask you to go to exhibit
49 and go to cash book.    Have y.
arriving at amount,  included
amount of (250 shown upon page
in cash book?
-McDiarmid:  No.
Eckstein; If you do. what difference
would it make in your result?
McDiarmid:   It  would  main
to (SGO.
Eckstein; Now. li jt be shown that
Lockhart debited himself with (50
accost  Rosedale.  would   that  make
any difference in what you term the
shortgige?
McDiarmid:   These      figures      are
made.jip as though tbis was a double
Eckstein: Did you find accounts ci
McDIarmid:   I  found  It  correct  ;
far as the hooks were correct*.
Eckstein: Did you check It with the
bank account?
Eckstein:  Did you go through  the
cash book from page 27
Yes, and found all the
. If the mistake in the bank had not
been made of JlO, what would the re-
rHll'-be?
"■** laW.
-Eckstein: On page 17 of the cash
look 'you will find cash on hand as
'•u6.12a:2S. so far as the ink writing
concerned it Is (10,135.28, What
effect would that mistake made in regard to LoeKhart's cash?
-McDiarmid:   He  would have to  be
debited with $10.
Eckstein: That brings it up to (S60.
Now with regard to the first deposit
made by Lockhart, there was no currency, was there?
McDiarmid: I do not think there was
Eckstein:  With respect to the first
deposit made by Webb,   that of the
h  or  12tb.  monies not  earmarked
cash book were deposited,   to the
ount of $267.55 from supplies   and
donation charges.
McDiarmid: From the monies supp-
ied to be from such source.
Eckstein: It is shown that outside
of monies shown In cash hook there
deposited In the bank the sum of
.55, and Webb had cash on hand
Taylor:  Is cash received by Webb  **l5-03.      I ask you whether the (15.-
i pages 22 and 24 equal in amount
bank deposits in September?
McDIarmid: Yea.
Taylor: If we prove that they used
cheiiiicri in their dopnslis which arc
nnl inelttded in whai they admit (hey
received from Lockhnrt, nnd not Included in whai they receive,! in September I lien they have used them   to
.McDiarmid snld he would not 11 K<*
■a .inswer the ipiCHtlnn wilhout some
ihouRhr.
Taylor put tho inesilon again, lo
Which McDinnnld replied: If you find
Hint Wchli il op oil (pd cheques In jjxcubh
of |ifl,i'!ri.Hf* plus (lie seven Items,
then il full own tlmt I.Ocl(l;iiri turned
ov-r nn amount to lilm in excess of
llilx.
Tnylor: And it I'h'.irly follows Hint
|( •.■■cli chniucB .von! Hj*i'd Hint Webb
did nm di'i'OKti nil -.miil-'i- ret:*'!.'*''!.
Tnylor: Waa tin* Ciilnnry enrri'Hpott*
denn* hIhhvii to J'oii in nmnrd to thn
II.. bnlirrvcd  It Wuh.
Taylor: Did you sec a loiter from
the mayor of Calgary saying he could
not s»nd (S5*)0, )"»■ was sending a
ch*Jf|ue for J2<10*>?
McDiarmid replied 'hat he thought
he had.
Taylor: Oh, hy the way Mr. McDiarmid who was it brought, ihe discrepancy ;r, your notice?
.McDIarmid: I noiicsd th*> dlscrep-
nncy In eoinS over ihe hooks bu' Shnn-
Icy said titey would find.*, ml. up In
th*? bcohK !,l)aut ihnt time.
Did shanley prfilucc hia aalca hook
to you for lh« bo'1* of supplies for >■
pudu?
.McDiarmid:   He producer!  no wi
book; ho said ir.fr". wen* no hooks in
connection with Hie t.upp.l'a
Tnylor: It in like drawli
horring neroM Itm troll. If I.ockhnrt
was arroRtcd It would tend to
scant from Shanloy. " l-ockhnrt bad
wanted to ..tea. thnt (D0O be put th-u
int  ot  $267.55, which makes
S2S2...8.
Yes.
Ed-stein: Jf you take (2S2.5S from
(11-11.58 It ninkea (SHI).      Sio we ha
e $;i00 In another wny.
Bcknti-ln: Do nol the two ctiecka
ivt*  shown  you   make  tho sum
?«*.";
V-cninrmid: They do.
Bcknteln: Whnt Is a hnlnnce sheet
mndo up frotn?
McDIarmid: The hnlance sheet generally is made up from the trial hnl-
Fro
lodger.
i lout the     bnlnnco
in* om nuoihiT
; If iho hooka
Asked if he found any mistake with
e exception of the cafgary item, he
replied not in tbe cash hook.
Eckstein:  My friend  tried  to point
cut that (610 was turned oyer to Webb
by Lockhart la currency; If that was
would you be able to make the deposit slips of the bank book agree?
McDiarmid said he could not answer
this.
Can  you   find   anything
like   (UIO   deposited   io   currency
the deposit of,September 117
McDiarmid: No, I cannot find anything like  that amount.
Eckstein: In making an audit how
do you proceed?
McDIarmid: I see that all payments
are properly vouched for, and
to find payment in ledger and in cash
Eckstein: Would you attempt to try
> make out an audit from trial bal-
nce sheets without books?
No.
Would you attempt to find the receipts of monies in tbe first place except from the books?
Not ordinarily.
Eckstein: As accountant where is
tho proper place for him to enter up
In the cash book.
Eckstein: Would you expect
cash entered upon this mythical balance sheet?
McDIarmid:  I would expect
all cash to be entered into the cash
Eckstein:  Is there any rea
$900 should be Itept upon some sheet
of paper and not in the cash book in
tbe ordinary way?
I don't Know why it would not he
put down.
Eckstein: Does a balance sheet show
the denomination of money on handj
Xot usually.
Eckstein: When.a relief fund con--
roittee have appointed bankers to do
their business do you know whether
It Is the custom to put-all cheque? into the bank?
McDiarmid; It is customary   to . do
sometimes happens that tiiey
of in currency and cheques he said he
did not know.
Eckstein: On page 12 the last item
is. Calgary: (2600. He replied that
he had written it all in from dictation.
Asked, if in dictating he knew Lockhart
dictating correctly he said he
dictated correctly.
was called over again and checked.
Witness  i
i-then  (
y Taylor who asked if he was pres-
nt when Lockhart was writing in bal-
nce on page20..
He replied that he did not remem-
Taylor: You told Eckstein, that
Webb checked over the cash from slip
now do you know whether or
was itemized?
Boulton: As far as I know It ]
amount of cheques, cash etc.,
itemized.
Taylor: This was a slip oi
posited items.
Yes..
Taylor: When did you last see that
Boulton: I do not remember
ft after that night whleh was
same night that Webb took ov
books.
Taylor; Several days elapsed since
the. writing up of page 17 cash boot
and the making of the writing
Lockhart on page 20?
Boulton:  Yes.
Taylor: Can you say what was
3 over lii money to Webb?
No.
Men should
look for tills
Tag on
Chewing
Tobacco. It
guarantees the high quality of
Black Watch
He Big Black ping.
EeliHieln- If
Blu'tH could ynu n
Mrlllnrmid: Y-
lir»|i'.ily kept,
■■.(•kini-lt). If ii. I'« proved ihnt imae
ai) In hi Hn* hnndavrlilni* of i.oelthnrt
■lid Hint Wuhh tool) over from Lock
hn"  ihe mor-U'd e-liown upon pngo 2(
H.p hnnd*- of Wel.b?
$!J,1*;2.2S.
Eefcatcin snld It was aftenvnrds pro
vod ihnt Lockhart gave Webb Ms
clionue for (10 ro square this Up. Tlio
total they bad was (11,112.28.
Eckstein: if you were balaiicIr.B up
pane 20 whnt would.the tolal be?
Mcninrmid; tll,lf.2.2S, That is iib-
■umlnrj Ihnt the entries wero left ai
ihey wero.
Eckeiiiin: Look at page 22 nnd nn?
whoUictr thn monies'-tire corrci-t of
Webb's anil whether hi ncconptod ror
them.
McDInrmld; Y.*s,iihey nro,.
f-Icksioln: I think you stated Ihla
morning that you mndo an audit of
Ihe SeptF-nbiT a(.coun.n, than,
did you flni* Wobt.'s nccotinio?
McDlai-mld; I found hto reed:
Webb properly nccbumed for
shown by hook.
Eckstein: You said to my friend that
cash very seldom works out in even
Is there anything very extraordinary In finding (78.03 and $15.03
and does it indicate anything wrong
to your mind?
Eckstein: Would you as an auditor
hold Webb responsible for a balance
struck by Lockhart?
McDiarmid: Not if the cash agreed
with the balance.
Eckstein: How does Webb's rash
agree with Lockhart's balance?
1 do not know how much was turned
This finished the evidence of McDiarmid who had heen in the hos i'or
a whole day.
i, sworn, said he tvas
ledger keeper at the home bank list.
August and is teller there now.
Asked by Eckstein If he could tell
a cheque drawn upon another bank
had passed through the, teler's hands,
lie replied that all cheques passing
through their hank were marked.
Eckstein produced a cheque drawn
by H. Carlisle in favor of relief com-
ee for ?122.50 and asked whether
cheque  had ever passed through
the Home Dank.
After examining the cheque he replied that there was nothing on tbe
iheiuie to show that it did. There
s-as no cross examination.
George H.  Boulton, sworn, said he
tas city clerk in the month of Aug-
ist last.      He held no position under
tbe relief committee that month.    In
September he was appointed auditor.
remembered   the  time     Lockhart
secretary of the committee, qnd
also when he wns succeeded by Webb.
Eckstein: Did you hnve anything to
do    wllh lho writing up of the    ensh
lloul|o*i:  Yes, from dlctBtlon.
Eckstein: Whoso?
Bnuhoti;  Loi.-khart's.
The debit Items of cash for August
-e in your handwriting With the ex-
^ pi ion of a few on certain pages, tt
nrted on pnge 2 nnd slopped ngainst
ii Item on page IS.
Yes.
Eckstein: Do you know whnt month
wn* written up!
Hh did not know wlmt month but
ho did not. I'llnk it wns long borore
Wobb look offlco. nbout four or
dnya provloua.
Asked If lho hnlnnre of SI(.,13
nn In Lorkimrt's 'inndwriting he
Plied yes.
Page twenty waB also In Loekn:
handwriting.
Eckstein:   I  noticed  (11.142.28
marked O. K. G.B.     Is that in your
handwriting?
Yes.
Asked for what purpose this w:
none he believed it was when Wt-i
wns inking over and it was for n chsi
mark. The (7.1,142.28 had reference
io cash balance at thnt time. ~"
nornum he chocked waa on a slip of
pnper that Webb bad;
EckBtoIni How did it eotnpnre
ihe cash book?
Boulton; If it.wns not correct i
one would have drawn my nlte:
Aal-od If ho hnd anything to do with
the oponlng of Webb'B bookn ho snid
hn told Webb how to Uo It
not familiar with It.
Auked ivlmt the I11.i-l-2.Zal contlutod
Taylor: You checked over the money
and cheques and what Is your best
recollection bf cash, would It be fn
your mind that It. was in hundreds of
dollars?
Boulton: In my aiind it was between
one and two hundred dollars.
Asked if there could he several
hundreds of dollars if he counted the
cash as cheques, Eoulton said counting the cheques which were cashed
out of the money on hand and not appearing as separate Hems on cash
book he would say there would be be-
i-een four or five hundred dollars.
Taylor: When Ltckuart was writing
j cash as dictate) from slips, or improvised cash book did you notice in
anything that  would indicate that he was trying to hide anything?
Boulton: Oh, no.
Taylor; Coming back to page 12 of
cash book, when you came to the Calgary Item did you notice any change
i Lockhart's manier?
No.
Asked ff he saw, the slip he
writing up from at the time, 1
said he must have;,
Eckstein: When Webb took
accounts and cheques, did you make
Boulton: He waa not positive whether it was before Webb totfc over or
after. :
Asked-, if after, how long, he could
ot say but ft would hot be Img, about
Asked if he had any positi-e recollection of amount of current! turned
said that he had answered It
A. A. Shanley sworn, sab
employed by the Fernie Distret   Fire
relief committee during the nonth
August and In later months,
when his. employment ceased he replied he did not know wheths ft had
ceased yet. [
Eckstein: Do you know Mas Lamb?
Shanley: Yes.
Eckstein: Did you ever ha'if financial  dealings with ber?
Shanley: . In what way
Eckstein: Do you recollect he time
that Lockhart went out of of
his place  was taken by Web)'
Shanley: Yes.
Eckstein: Did you have an-jhing
j with any cheques?
Shanley: No not in regard lo Lock
hart.
Eckstein:- Did you see aiy relief
fund cheque or cheques'
Shanley: I have had a pay-heque.
Asked If he had anything tt io with
■ny other cheques, he aald htdld
nvo anything to do with ai^ other
pay cheques.
Eel-stein:. Did you ever «y Slay
Lamb nny money? * 7
Bhnnlay said he hnd'entshed cheque
for her tD the amount of t0(
hue during tbe month of Se] ember,
Eckstein: po you know wha
with the cheque?
Sbnnley: I turned It In ns
Webb.. v*
Eckstein: Would you know
If you bow it?
Shtuiley: It was a fire rulljf fund
■beano.
BrkstHn produced - exhibit 1 and
iiel-od him If this was the cliot*
Shnnley:   It there  «
'hequcs   oft lint amount In thi
Canadian Pacific Ry.
trip to
Australia
New Zoaland
Are you contemplating a .trip to
CALIFORNIA
Or any Pacific Coaat Point?
Or Is It a trip to
DR. WRIGLESWORTH, D.  D. 8.
DENTIST.
Now   doing business at. the Johnson.
Faulkner Block.     Office hours'9-12.3C
1.3am.
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this
a thoo
Eckstein: Did yoii have an;
do wllh the work of Bowe-tar*
Shanley said be was emp
ihe office work when be sta 3d, nut
he started on secrstarlal wo: when
Webb went io work,for the Pollock
Wine Co.. and ho was appoint
tary in succession to-Webb,
Eckstein: Did you have anJi-Ing
'do with the" chequBB^nnd tbti-v ehers?
Shanley:-I very ofeh mnde a vouchors and Initialled tliem us
Eckstein: Did you b&ve anjjilng to
do with the monies of the i -rotary
lit th-a month of September?
. Shnnley: Only what! turne, tvor to
Wobh nnd Lm.khi.rt In eontieot
tho sale ot snppllos.
ABkcd If lm hnd any thing to
the Bale of supplies ho'***W "'
received the money for the sales.
Asked what he did with the money
he safd he turned it over to Lockhart
and Webb.
Asked how much he turned over lo
Lockhart he said he could not r
ect.      All be could recollect wa.-
and a cheque from Cartirle.
Taylor: How long have you been
living in Fernie?
Shanley: Por about four years and
a half.
Taylor:  What work have you
Shanley: The first year I worked
for the Elk Lumber company as
wright, and then for about a year he
tended bar for Tom Pogue, and after
that he had acted as clerk at the Fei*-
nio hotel for S. P. Wallace.
Taylor:  You are  an American ar'
Yes. - .,
What occupation did you follow ii
the States?
l   He replied that he had worked for
the G- N. at various occupations
as building foreman, etc.
Asked how old he was he replied
that he was 31 years of age.   ,
Taylor:" You distinctly remember
cashing May Lamb's cheque for ?80"!
Shanley:  At the time Mr.-Manson
had not signed the .cheque and
wanted the money, so I    gave
her.
Taylor: Did you really cash it
fore it was signed?
Yes.
Taylor: Where were you when you
cashed the cheque?   .
Shanley: in the Belief office.
Taylor: Was Lockhart present when
tbe cheque was cashed?
Shanley: I do not know.   .
Taylor: Was it signed by Locls-
hart? .'        ;
I do not know.
Taylor then produced the cheque on
which was Lockhart's signature.
Taylor: What" did yon then .do with
,e cheque?     - ■ r -
Shanley:  I turned it over to Webb
i get signatures put on of either
Jlanson or .'Tuttle. -■
Taylor: What did May Lamb say Hi
the time?
banley: I believe sbe said she was
•nntitlng money at the Unie. ond so I
cashed It,
Tnylor: Whose money wns It cashed'
wltli?
Shanley replied that It was either
relief money for' the sale of stores or
bis own. ' .       . .*   '
The afime questions . wero put to
mi as to whnt Way Lninb sold, nnd
whether Lockhart wns present. Asked
if there was any dlsouBHlori with May
Lamb or Lockhart he Bald that be Sid
not know.
Taylor: Now did not Lookbart and
Mny Lamb havo a dlsousslon, May insisting Ihnt she should Bl-jn her nnn.o
may and not Mnry whloh name wan
on *-l.o cheque?
Shanley: I do net ..now.
Taylor: Can you positively swear
that It was a **60 cheque?
n with
j with
L. P. ECKSTEIN,
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FERNIE, B. C.
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(Continued In .next ii
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H*»r political associates were the India
of the Faubourg St Germain, aud
there are vague Indications that Lady
Meg was very busy among them and
conceived herself to be engaged ln intrigues of vital Importance. The cracks
In ,;'the;'Imposing. Imperial ^structure
were visible enough by now, and every
hostile party was on the lookout for its
chance. '.
As we all know, pernaps no chance,
certainly no power to use a chance,
was given to Lady. Meg's friends, and
we need not repine- that .ignorance
spares us the trouble of dealing with
their unfruitful
hopes and dls-
appoluted
schemes. Still,
the Intrigues,
the gossip nnd
tho royalist atmosphere were
to Sophy in
some sort an'
Introduction to
political interests and no
doubt had an
influence on lier
mind. . So far
as she ever acquired political
principles — the
existence of
7 o-. in her
.d is, it must
U* confessed,
doubtful—■ they.
were the tenets which reigned in the
Rue de Grenelle and In the houses of
Lady Meg's royalist allies.
So on one side of Lady Meg are the
nobles and. their noble ladles, sulking
and scheming, and on the other, a bizarre contrast, her witch and her wizard. Mme. Mantis and Pharos. Where
the carcass is, there will the vultures
be. Should the carcass get up and.
walk, presumably ths vultures would
•wing an expectant way after it. Mme.
Mantis, the-woman of the prophecy
about "something bright," had followed I-jidy Meg to Paris, scenting fresh
prey. - But a more ingenious and powerful scoundrel came on the scene. In
association with Mantis, probably very
close and not creditable association, is
Pharos, alias Jean Coulln. In after,
days, under the "republic, this personage got himself Into trouble and was
tried at Lille for obtaining no less a
sum than 150,000 francs from a rich
~6ld royalist lady, who lived In the
neighborhood of the town.   The rogue
ito
Jean Ctniiin.
man, holding his ancestral principles in
his heart, but content to serve his country in evil times - until good should
come. He was courteous and attentive
to Lady Meg. touching her follies with
a light hand, and to Sophy he gave his
love with an'honest and impetuous sincerity, which he masked by a gay humor lest his lady should be grieved at
the havftc she herself had made, , ■'
Last among the prominent members
of the group in which Sophy lived in
Paris is Mme. Zerkovitch. Her husband was of, Russian extraction, his
father having settled In Kravonia and
become naturalized there. The sou
was now In Paris as correspondent to
one of the principal papers of Slavna.
Mme. Zerkovitch was by birth a Pole,
not a remarkable woman -in herself,
but Important In this history as the effective link between these days and Sophy's life In Kravonia. She was small
and.thin, with auburn hair and<.very
bright hazel eyes, with light; colored
lashes. An agreeable talker, an accomplished singer and a kind hearted* woman, she was an acquaintance to be
welcomed. Whatever strange notions
she harbored about Sophy In after days
she conceived from the beginning and
never, lost a strong affection for her.
nnd their friendship ripened quickly
from their first meeting at Lady, Meg's,
where Marie Zerkovitch was a frequent
visitor and much Interested in Pharos'
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the monarchy", a nearer approach to the
real than he reached ln his dealings
with Lady Meg, but not probably on
that account any the moro favorably
viewed by his judges.
The president's Interrogation of the
prisoner, ranging over his whole life.,
tells us the bulk of what we know of
him, but the earliest sketch comes from
Sophy.herself ln one of.the rare letters
of this period which have survived. "A
dirty, scrubby fellow, with greasy hair
aud a squint ln his eye," she tells Julia
Robins. "lie wears a black cloak down
to  his  heels  and a giracrack  thing
around his neck that'be calls his 'perl-
apt'—charni, I suppose he means. SayB
lie can work spells with it, and bis precious partner Mantis h'Usea it (Italics
nro Sophy's) whenever sbo meets him.
Phew!   I'd like to give them both a
dusting!   What do you think?  Pharos,
ns ho calls himself, tells Lady Meg he
can mako tho dead speak to her, and
she says that isn't lt possible that,
slneo   they'vo   died   themselves   and
know all about it, tlioy may bo ablo to
tell her how not to!   Seeing how this
units his book,*It Isn't Pharos who's going to say 'No,' though he tells her to
mako a will in caso anything happens
before    ho's
ready to 'establish., communication' - and
perhaps   t,u o y
won't toll, aftor
nil,   but  ho
thinks   thoy
■will!     Now   I
come   Into  tho
gamo!   Mo be.
Ing  vory  sympathetic, they're
to talk thrutivh
frnMltulles again
nro   Sophy's),
Did   you   ovor
hear   of   such
nonsonso? Hold
Master  PliaroH
that    I   tlldn't
Know   whether
IiIh    ghost-**
w o ti I tl   tal li
through \\w, hut ,....„...„ .*., ^..a-^
1 didn't need il,ir'l'"H ^ 6"wc*'
nny of their help to pretty woll hop
through lilmt Hut Lndy Mcg'H hot on
It, 1 suppose It's what I'm hero for,
anil I uiUHt lot lilm try-or protend to
It's all ono to me, nnd It pIciimrh Ludy
Meg. Only ho nml I lmvo nothing eluo*
to do with onch other! I'll tee to that.
To tell you tho truth, I don't llko tho
look In his oyes Harnotlmcs, nnd I don't
think Mm. Mnntl* would either!"
At** n medium Sophy wan a fallurt»
t-Mi-* wait rtiil'tgui'littU', |mri*'>>u>i> nu-
t-iit-ini.-Ula', mild .Iran Coulin, alk'nipl*
bit: to defend Mutm-lf a gal nit tin* pre**
lilt'tit'H HiiggMlloii that tit* Iuul riwIvM
(-ntm-thtiiK like C.,,000 from Lady Men
...i ..iv/**} '>*>*• «»♦ n W nf "ittiornfiturrtl
information In return. ThU failure of
•Sophy's wan the tlmt rift hetwpon
I.mly Mes-mid hor. Pliaro**. could have
nt-tnl It tignlnut lior, anil liln power wnn
nrpat, but It wn* not nt pit-Kent lil*»
ftamt to eject her from the household
fit*, hnd other end* In view, and ther*
wait no queillon of the hundred pound
note yet.
It in plentsnnt tn turn to another (l***-
nre. one which stand-*, out In tbe
metizct miird* of DA* time and! itean
It* '*r..i..li*'M.. i* wt'll. Ciulmlr. uuirr-iita
i.i> Hiivni.. I* neither futile nor *<wll<..
■nc.'.'.** whwier nor inttfttor. lie trat
rt fume .tii'f a'mr'N» nnidier and pwifFrt*
OPHY'S enemies, were at work,
and Sophy was careless. Such
is the history of the next twelve
- months. Mantis was installed
medium now, and the revelations came.'
But they came slow,' vague, fitful, tan*'
talizlng. Something was wrong.. Pharos i confessed ruefully, what could.it
be, for sanely Lady Meg by her faith
"(andrit~may'"b^addedrneT-ii-Deraiity)"
deserved well of. the unseen powers?
He hinted at the evil eye, but without
express accusation.' Under, "the influence" Mantis would speak of "the ma-,
lign one,"' but Mantis when ' awake
thought Mile, de Gruehe ■ a charming
young lady!' It was odd and mysterious. Pharos could make nothing of it.
lie, too, thought '.Mile. Sophie—he advanced to that pleasant informality of
description—quite lavishly and entirely
devoted to Lady Meg, only unhappily
so irresponsive to tho unseen,-a trifle
unsympathetic lt might be. Rut what
would you? The young had no need to
think of death or the dead'. Was it to
bo expected, then, that Mile. Sophie
would be a good subject or take much
Interest lu the work, great and wonderful though It might be?
The pair of rogues did their work
well and quietly, so quietly that nothing of It would bt> known wero it not
that thoy quarreled later on ovor the
spoils of this and other trausactlons,
and Mme. Mantis ln thc witness bos at
Lille used her memory and her tonguo
freely. "The plan now was to get rid
of tho young lady," Bhe said plainly.
"PharoB feared her power over my lady,
nnd that my lady might Icavo her all
the money, Pharos hated tho young
ludy because she would havo nothing
to say., to him und told him plainly
that Bhe thought him a charlatan, Sho
hod courage yes! But If sho would
have Joined ln with lilm—why, thon,
into tho streots with mol ' I know tbat
woll enough; and Pharos knew I knew
it. So I hated her, too, fearing that
some day she and ho would make up
their differences, and I—that for mol
Yob, tlmt wnn how wo wore, M, lo
President," Her lucid exposition elicit*
ed n polite compliment from M, lo President, and wo ulso arc obliged to hoc,
But Sophy was hecdlcsH, Sho showed
nftor ward that she could light well for
what ulii* loved woll and that with her
an ouuer heart mnde a strong hand.
Her heart wuh not In this tight. The
revolution of mud Lady Meg's true
motive fnr taking hor up mny woll
have damped a gratitude otherwise bo*
coming In Sophy Grouch trnnmnutod to
Sophie tie Oruclie Vet thc gratitude
remained. She fought for Lady Meg-
for her mm Ity nml some return of hii n-
ity In hur prnceetlliitfH, In ro lighting
hIii* fought nguliiHt horsolf, for I-ndy
Meg was very ni,id now. For hcnclr
nlic did not tight. Her heart and her
thoughts wore elKewhero, Thu schomea
In tho Hue do (Ireucllo occupied her
hardly moro than lho clash of principles, the elTortH of a falling dynnsty,
thc Htrugglcs of rlHlng freedom, the Hilt
and Hcothlng of tin-grent "•
city a ml the critic-i*
I'liu-a lu which vbc
lived.
Por Rho wns young,
nnd the lord of youth bad
come to visit ber In IiIb
shower of golden promise. Tnodayv were in n rued for her no moro bj
tbo fawning advances
or tho (tplteful Inslnurt*
tions of 1'huron than by
tbe herolcrt of nn tinonny emperor or
Ibe Ingenlom experiment* In reconciling contradictious wherein hta tnlnla-
ten were engaged. Tor ber tbe days
lived ur lived not an nhc met or failed
to meet Caalmlr de Barret. It wt* Die
MHiaon or her flint love. Yet, with til
Its Joy, tbe ibadow of doubt I* orer It
It aeema not perfect. Tbe delight la In
reeelvlnr. not In glvlnrt. Ilia letters to
ber. full of remlnl-wenc-fe of tbelr neet*
lae** atul Ulk*. kit nUnded with doubt
and eloquent of insecurity. She was
»m more than a girl in years, but in
some ways her mind was precociously
developed—her ambition was spreading
,fs still growing wings. Casimir's constant tone of deference, almost of adulation, marks, ln part the'man, in part
tne/convention in which he bad been
bred, but it marks, too, the suppliant.
To the last he is the wooer,, not the
lover, and at the end of his ecstasy lies
the risk of despair. For her part, she
often speaks of him afterward and always with the teuderest affection.. She
never ceased to carry with her wherever she went the bundle of his letters,
tied with a scrap of ribbon and inscribed, with a date. But there is one
reference worthy of note to her innermost sentiments toward him. to the
true state of her heart as she came to
realize it by and by. "I loved him, but
I hadn't grown into my, feelings," she
says. ' Brief and almost accidental as
the utterance Is, it is full of significance, but its light is thrown back. It
Is the statement of how she came to
know how she had been toward' him,
not,of how in those happy days she
seemed to herself to be.
He knew about Grouch. He had been
told by a copious superfluity of female
friendliness, by Lady Meg, cloaking
suspicious malignity under specious
penitence: by Mme. Mantis with impertinent and intrusive archness; by
Marip Zerkovitch in the sheer impossibility of containing within herself any
secret which had tho bad fortune to be
Intrusted to her. Sophy's own confession, made with . incredible difficulty,
she hated the name so, fell flat and
was greeted ,with a laugh of mockery.
It happened at theCalvniro at Fon-
tainebleau, whither they had made a
day's and night's excursion under tho
escort of Marie Zerkovitch and a student friend of hers from the Quartler
Latin. These two they had left behind
sipping beer at a restaurant facing the,
chateau. On the eminence which commands the white little town dropped
amid the old forest, over against the
red roofs of the palace vying ln richness with the turning leaves, in sight
of a view in its own kind unsurpassed,
ln Its own charm unequaled, Sophy
broke the brutal truth which-was to
end the infatuation of the head of a
house old as St. Louis.
"It's bad to pronounce, is it?" asked
Casimir, "smiling und touching her
hand. "Ah, well, good or bad, I
couldn't pronounce it, so to me it is
nothing."
"They'd all say lt was terrible—a
inesallllance."
"I fear only one voice on earth saying
that."
"And the fraud 1 am—De Gruche!"
She caught his hand tightly.. Never before had it occurred to her to defend
or to excuse the transparent fiction.
"I know stars fall," he said, with his
pretty   gravity.
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lie ca.ifl/it her round
the waist.
not too grave.
*' "I wish othat
they ■ may rise
to their own
height again
and 1 rise with
,.     , '? -<S    them."
jf/TsflfU-s.-, - ifo.    JK rr-i,-         i.
■,--»-r* \\^A^5 rizou. A gentle
A*-vi-b^-j, afterglow of
t/i. 8 a 1 m o n piulc
rested over the
palace and city;
the,forest turned to ri frame of
smoky, brown-
lsh block. Casl-
mir waved a
hand toward lt
and I n ii g h e d
merrily.
"R e fo re we
were It was;
after we are It
Hhall bel . I sound us old as Scripture!
lt has seen old musters and groat mistresses! Saving the proprieties, weren't
you Montcspan or Pompadour?" ■
"Do la ValllpreV" she laughed, "Or
Malutcnon?"
"For good or evil, neither! Do I hurl
you?"
"No; you make nie think, though,"
answered Sophy.   "Why?"
"They niggled at virtue or at vice.
Vou don't niggle!   Neither did Monte-
span nor Pompadour."
"And so 1 am to be— Maniulse do"«-
"Illgh'or, higher!" he laughed.  "Mme.
lUiMaruchale"-
"It Is war, then-soon-you think?"
Sho turned to lilm with a sudden tcu
kIoii.
[Io pointed a Frenchman's eloquent
roroflnger to the dark mass of the
••bateau, whose chimneys rose now like
gloomy Interrogation murks to an un*
responsive, darkened Blty. "Uo Is thorn
now—the emperor! PerlmpH he walkH
In his garden by tlie round pond-
tuluklng, dreaming, balancing."
"Throwing bulls In the. air, as conjurors do?"
"Yoh, my star."
"And If ho n)lHK.-B tho first?"
"He'll spok applatiKO by tho second,
Aud  the second.  1  think,  would   bu
•.vnr,"
"And you would go?" .
"To what1 otln'i* end do I  lovo thu
ndy of the red xiar-nliiH, I can't see
It—hiivo to bring her glory?"
"That's I'lencl)." hii Id Sophy, wllh a
laugh. "Wouldn't you rather stay with
tuo and bu happy?"
"Who Hpi'iiks lo me?" ho cried,
wprlnglng to hi*-* r-t-t.   "Sot you!"
"No. no." nil.* niiMU'.-ri'd. "I lliivn no
fear!   What Ih It, Caidmlr, that drives
uh on?"
"Drive*, uh on!   You!   You, too?"
"If« not a woman's pnrt. Is It?"
Ilo  caught   her   round   tho   wain.,
ltd   she a I lowed   IiIh  rliisp,  but she
-ew pale, yet smiled again softly.
,t*     n  ftf     ,.    . ,., ,.!,,4* »\f  \tr\r,
t.      .a*,     4. . »        >a l    .  V       ....      .        ." ,.     •■-      • '*
>lnpl.l''nn--'i uik* pvenlnir nt Vontnln**-*
enu!" she murmured In tho low clear*
»ss which marked hor volco.
"Mightn't II \*T
"With -war?   Aud with what drlrci
i on?"
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ALBERTA
BOARDING HOUSE
Ifoftmer. II. C
r.i...i.. iui'I U.M.U*.. &A.V) l"'i  m-mlli
ALL WHITB .IIKM*
Mrs, Ocilcaurttat*, Prop.
PA HIH, April M—Thfotlo.'o Hooso*
volt nnd a porroRpondunt of I.o Journal
aro niiKHKed In a controversy rcKtinllUK
tho voracity of tho correspondi'iit, I.i-
.lournnl sent Its represent nt I v<> ot Naples to seo Mr. KooHovolt nnd wihao*
ipiently tho pitper tuihllslied 11 lotiMf In*
i.-rvliiw' with Mo formor prosldont of
thu United HlittcH. which was widely
copied,
Upon nrrlvluK at Port Haiti on Friday
laHt Mr, HoOHOVolt sent a cahlenrnin
to n Paris paper sayltiK thnt ho had
■Hvon nn otii»h Interview
This woh puhllHho'l nlonut with tho
nasnrtlon of the correspondent thnt he
talkod with Mr. Hoosovolt for half an
hour and ilutt tlio text of the Interview at Riven was correct,
Thin denial rom Inn; to the eye of
Mr. noOKuv-.-l. at Sue*- ii" nirnln cnlAcd
Porls relterntlnR his denial nml chiir-
nctnrllznff tho Intorvlnw as an Impudent fabrication without a part Uio of
truth,
Ilo also unit! that ho never saw the
correspondent (,j u> Joum-il. Tl.o -or
wiih i-vlileiH'i* nt leivcnil plac'-H thai a
,'i'eiik wuh In hIkIm,
The day wiih warm nnd there wiih
no V.I111I,
Alif-nt the entiirn'*t th" writer htm
fallen some ten foot.
Ai the whirlpool the lee Ih KlarlliiK
to hrenl* nwny nnd also at Iho moil In
of the lUor,
PlTTHlll.-llM. April 11 One pcrwm
Is dead and a numher of others nrn
seriously Injured as tlin result    of a
m.-\<)<' ViiUtl niuilli .It (iim iiijf ,|tit.  st-
..i,.:**.
The property Iosh with latent reports
In will amount to thnunfttuls of dollars,
l|l'he wind reached a velocity of   fi2
Rheumatic Paint Relieved
Mr. Thomas Htnnton, postmnste-* of
Pontypool. Ont, writes; "For the past
elKlit year* I suffered from rheumatic
.p,tlr.it.   nurlr.n tUt tln'.e I urt**".! many
respondent has replied statlm? that he j different liniments and remedies for
Is prepared t.. br.UK ...'«.r •'•• i« ■■■■•.lhc niro of rh^imaMpm.    I.-***' •••mm.
^ „ er I procured a bottio of Chamheilolns
y'  Pain Halm and cot mor*t relief from It
"•■ j than ari)lhin({ 1 Iiavc *•-*..* win-.., and
NIAGAHA FAM.S.   April   U-~The;cheerfully rerommeiid this liniment to
puck still (hok'-ii the vortte hut there'«» suffersr from rheumatic   paln»," mmm
r      /
PAGE EIGHT
THE  DISTRICT  LEDGER,  FERNIE,      B.  C.  SATURDAY, APRIL 17.1909
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C. P. R. TIME TABLE.     ,
No. 8 Elyer Eastbound   24.18
No. 7 Flyer Westbound      1.55
No. 214 Eastbound Regular 18.25
No. 213 Westbound Regular .... 9.46
No. 236 Eastbound lst class %. 9.00
• No. 235 Westbound,, lst class  ..20.16
G. N. TIMETABLE,   ,  ,
NO. 252.        ' ,' No. 251
10.55 FERNIE ,       1.35
11.13" HOSMER' 1.10
11-25 OLSO\T 1.02
11.50 MICHEL   , 12.40
LOCALS
House for sale—Three rooms at Coal
Creek. Apply' Fred Miller, French
Camp. ■ 4-t
For Sale: Two houshold properrties,
„with furniture. Will sell property
either jointly or separately. For particulars'apply Ledger office.  '
Girl wanted: Apply to Mrs.. J. H.
Cree, Howland avenue.
The most interesting place in town—.
Ingram's bowling  alley.
Billy Murray, arrested as a vagrant
by Constable Clarke was given twenty
days at stump pulling. 'i>
Patronize home Industry and smoke
Crow's  Nest Specials and  Extras
' The* initials of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific  fair—A.Y.P. —might  easily  be
Work is progressing rapidly on the
jourt house, but those wishing to
have a nice summer cell',had better
wait for about a month according to
Jailer Bowen.
\ Furniture for sale,
office.
Address' Ledger
taken for "After Your Purse.
y
Leave  your
cut flowers.
order at the  Palm for
Wanted:., Position by experienced
lady stenographer. Salary $60. Apply
this offlco.
Beef, mutton, pork, veal, hams, bacon, lard, etc., only of the very best.
Phone 41.
For sale: Pen of R. C. Brown Leghorns, also eggs for hatching. R. C.
B, Leghorns and Bus Orpingtons. —*
Apply T. KyiUaBtou, Fernie.
The cuisine at the
best in the city.
Napanee is the
• Mr. Syd. Araitage has been laid up
with influenza for a few days, but we
are' pleased to state that he Is'onw
ablo to be around.
Suddaby has a very large and choice
selection of Easter cards. .
Egg^for hatching: White Leghorn,
good layers $1 for 15. E. H. H. Stanley, Kootonia Nurseries, Baynes Lake
B. C.
Mr. Tom Whelan is still offering a
large reward . for his medals which
were taken by mistake (by persons
unknown) after the fire. No questions
asked.
^.Yb"iTa"rT1:lgh"t7"Th^Trlt^Wo^arCo7
have big values to. offer in furniture
and stoves. Special Inducements for
cash. °
Mr. Bates of Whimster and Co. took
a trip to Lethbridge last week, which
For sale: Boarding house business
at Coal Creek, acoemmodation for fifty
boarders, good reasons" for retiring.
Full information, Mrs. Taylor, Boarding house, Coal Creek.
They're all talking about it. What?
Why   Ingram's   bowling   alley.
Messrs. Kummer and Splder have
secured the contract to plaster the Canadian Boarding house.
Nice fresh lettuce at the Palm.
Thomas Barrow was run in on Sun-'
day morning by P. C. Gorman and
was up before the beak on the drunk
and disorderly charge.- $11 was re-
suired to square .his account with the
world.
Young lady wants position as stenographer. .(Apply Ledger office.'
James Lindsay was in the city on
Monday. He reports work progressing very rapidly and says there is no
place like Ferine.
The Napanee hotel Is prepared to
handle travellers and other guests. .
The telephone service as at present
supplied' is about the rankest , thing
we ever had. Unless the management
get after their employees and ' give
the public a better service they will
not have many additions to thoir subscription list.
Two cars of Okotoks brick for sale.
Imme'Jiate,delivery. Apply P. Burns
<£ Co.
Oren Leevi McNall (curly) was fin
ed $20 and costs or given the option
of 30 days on the charge of being a
frequenter of Immoral houses. A couple of hours at-snow shovelling•" had
the effect of bringing through nthe necessary $20 and he was ordered to
leave the city. '
There is0a nice new Easter bonnet
awaiting an owner at the C. P. R. station. It is ornamented with ostrich
plumes, fluffiness and all the rest of
the frills necessary. All those laying
claim to it will kindy see the handsome gentleman at the ticket office of
the C; P. R. '
The Fat Men's Baseball team have
procured the original Williams Jubilee Singers, consisting of two , quartettes, in order to makeo expenses to
enable them to purchase suits and the
rest of the outfit necessary to appearing before an expectant public in due
season.     The Fats sure need the mc-
The Coal Creek football - club will
hold a grand supper and, ball in the
near future.     , '     ■;
.-,  Business lot and building for sale-
Apply to W. R. McDougall..
Wanted: Quiet bed-sitting room at
Coal Creek for: two men." Particulars
and terms by letter to J. Jessie, Coi.l
Creek.- '"',.-
For hotel accommodation the Nap:
anee is the place.
Mrs. M. B. Kennedy arrived in the
city on Monday, and is staying with
her son, Mr. A. R. Kennedy, of the
Ledger staff. •
For a good comfortable smoke
Dorenbecker's    brands.      They
home product.
-a,1*
ROBIN HOOD FEOUR
We guarantee .this to be the best
flour evei: sold in Fernie.     Satisfac-
\a',-atiph., guaranteed   or
,v. cheerfully refunded.
'' \iy
your   money-
I    W%J.   B^UNDEIX
Give us a. ca.ll
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are I
Mr.   Ed. • Tickhouse  and  wife  are
registered  at     the Napanee.      Mr.
Tickhouse is an experienced tonsorial
artist and takes that position    with
Mr. J.  Scott.
Never felt  better—just  had a  bath
at Ingram's.   .
The liveliest place in town—Club cigar store.
While excavating to buihLa crossing
on Victoria avenue between' the Palace
drug store and the King Edward hotel
a stone struck *yhe. plate glass front
of the drug store' doing considerable
damage.
Baby carriages and go-carts fitted
with rubber tires, from $3.25 up at
the Trites-Wood Co.
J. A Tormey came up from Baynes
Monday.       Mr. Tormey       assured
us that the irrigation would be complete on the Kootonia tract in six
weeks.
I'll spot you ten at Ingrams' billiard
room to-night.
Lost—One set of spring ice balances
400 lbs. Return to Fernie Ice Co. and
receive' reward.
Liphardt has alarm clocks for $1,
$1.75 and $2,   ,
, It is now safe to try and cross   between the Bank of Commerce and Pat
Burns establishment.       The council
have built a decent crossing there,
have butt a decent crossing there..
South African script for sale.—Apply R, d, Marlow, Lethbridge, Alta.
1 A stranger whose name we cannot
ascertain arrived in our midst today.
Whilst rubbering at the tall buildings
and in numerous other ways taking in
the sights, he chanced upon a friend
whom he had known "down east." In
the conversation that followed the
stranger, asked when we had summertime in Fernie. His friend said he
was unable to answer truthfully as.he
had only been here eleven months.
Where can we find a good long rope
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. H0ULAHAN, Agent, opposite Coal Co.'s office, Pellat Ave.
♦♦-»♦*»♦***►' ♦•.■•►-♦♦♦♦♦■^♦♦^♦•^ *
ney, and should have your support.
The chief of police Is busy these
days handing out labor to the streets
commissioners out of his jail crew.
They are doing duty at pulling stumps
place he says is thriving. Like lots of etc The chief of the coppers assured
others, however, he returned to Fer- our special keyhole corespondent that
n'e* there was room for more.
for the decorating of some tall tree
with the effete carcase of this facetious and deceiving person who for eleven long months has been fattening
upon the hospitality of the finest summer resort of tho Rocky Mountains?
Wright the Jeweler has moved
the Henderson block.
to
PALACE DRUG STORE
•' New Stoi*e!   New Goods!
'■■.   Everything is. Nice and Fresh
■N ■•"",,' ■' •      ■■ '    ■
The Stock is complete in all. lines.   You
* will find in part, Drugs, Patent Medicines,'
Magazines of _all kinds, Daily Newspapers
7    . and Weeklies;1 Stationery and Office ' Sup-
7 plies, ' Garden, and   Flower   Seeds,^Toilet
-.'•Articles;. Fancy Goods,, Fine Soaps, &c.,&c.
, Gall vand . see. the   store aud the goods
A. W.  BLEASDELL
The  old. and   reliable druggist.    Phone   118
You will find uh on the' Corner where the Post Office wns before
the Fire
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New Gold Fields
SPECIAL TO THB LEDGER
i
 Oa—thr*. ha*.Ire r.f=£=n*flK*nHo=s=rlvAr .
above the. entrance of Devils Creek,
gold has been discovered.' This location is three miles from' the mining
camp of Bankhead. In the month of
August 1908, while fishing, an engineer
saw shining particles in the sand near
the water's edge and submitting some
of the material to Dr. Taylor-of Bank-
For Easter Trade
Patterns and Quality
Unexcelled
TIES , ■•
25c   to   $1.50   each.
'•;.   SHIRTS '•:'■•■
75c  to$3.00   each
,   TRY OUk COLLARS
2   for  255c
THE
head for his opinion and analysis, was
informed that the sand contained gold
of high value.. ' The Cascade river
has its source in.a glacier fifty miles
north of Banff near Bankhead, and the
.washings _Indicate_-ihe_existence—Of--a.
Mother Lode. No well defined trail
exists northward but preparations are
being made to exploit the territory as
soon as the season openB. Great excitement exists as the present strike
haB laid a large number of miners idle.
Important developments are erpected
In a few weeks.
CO., Ltd,
Fernie's Big Department Store
SUBSCRIBEFOR THFf LEDGER
A SPECIAL OFFER
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Good Only From April 17 to May 2
One  Dozen  Regular $6.00 Cabinets  and a High  Grade
Bromide Enlargement for $5.00
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•I lmvo recently Installoil tlio moRt up t»> clnto piilmtsring iiiiiwiwhw to lio hml and ran doing tliis specially to advertise it so if yon need
photos you had better tako advantage of this offer,   ltcmombor
You get a Dollar Reduction on the Regular Price of the Photos and a
Beautiful Enlargement Thrown in Free of Charge
THIS OFFER WILL NOT BE REPEATFD SO  TAKE  ADVANTAGE  OF   IT   NOW
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SPALDING   THE
Pellatt Ave., Opposite the Coal Co. Offices
Open on Sundays
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