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Industrial Unity.is Strcn-^th
June 30 08
Tbe OtSLeia.l_Ovfga.tx of District No. 18, XX. PI, VET. of A.
fa-* a^y7y.
4 Woo
Political Unity is Victory
VOL. IV.   No.
FERNIE,   B. C,   MARCH 20tli,   1909
$1.00 a. Year
Joseph Fell, an Englishman, Just Out a Short
Time is Found Dead in Shack—Companion
In Precarious Condition-May Die
' Judgment has been given by Judge
Taylor of Edmonton against the Alberta Mining company of Cardiff, Alberta for. a breach of the Lemieux
Law. The company has been fined
$300 and costs for locking the miners out for three days during the-dispute last fall. This case was first,
tried^ before a magistrate, who decided, in favor of the company. The
miners appealed to the district court
with the above result.
Iri a little shack on Jaffray street, not far from the G. N. R.
tracks, a tragedy was enacted this week, the deplorable, yet pathetic,
surroundings of which have not been-equalled in Fernie for a long
time. Recently the shack in question has been occupied by ; two
Englishman, of whom apparently very little is known as they lived
very much.to. themselves. ..They were good appearing and.seemingly well-to-do. On Wednesday neighbors noticed one of them acting
in a very strange manner, outside the building, walking up and down
and at times crying out. - Not much attention was paid at first, but
later on some boys investigated, and looking through a window saw
one of the men lying on a bed, and the^other one acting in a strange
' ■ i. '  °
It was thought best to notify the city officera,;and at once Chief
Burroughs set off for the house accompanied by one of his men. The
news had spread rapidly and a crowd of morbid curiosity seekers had
gathered, but admittance was granted to none of them. Upon entering the shack the officers were greeted by a most gruesome sight.
The interior was sparsely furnished, a table, stove a couple of chairs
and a bed comprising the furniture. On the bed, poorly covered, lay
thi' body of a full grown man, and it was too apparent that life had
become extinct some time ago. ', He was apparently 35 or 38 years
of age and well developed. The other occupant of the house, was
unable to give any coherent account of what had happened, and.it
soon became apparent that he was in a pitiable condition, suffering
from the same dread disease that had caused his partner, to succumb,
and in addition was suffering from mental shock, supposed to have
been caused by finding his mate dead in bed when he awoke in the
.morning.  '., ".-   ■ /  7 .'•: „ \ 7*   ■'   .-      ;'■ -.■;»• ,
The body "of the unfortunate deceased was conveyed.to Scott's.
"undertaking.establishment, ancTthe other inmate was-atTorice removed to the hospital.   -   -. ..,.   .        .  ,.    '   .
'PNEUMONIA THE CAUSE"•'- 7     - - --v -■
 Thejmfqrtunate ..at, the .hospital, in conscious, moments,-McUd v.by
papers in the house, has made it. clear "that the dead man is Joseph
Fell, and his mate is Herbert Moody, the only address being 71 Victor
Street, Sherbrdok, Nottingham, Derbyshire, England. The case ' of
Moody was soon diagnosed as pneumonia, and he is yet a very sick
man, but has a fighting chance for recovery. His story, as best it could
be gathered was that he and his mato Fell, were taken ill, Fell being
the worse, and he waited on him and did what he could to allay his
sufferings until he himself, was unable to do anything more. Just
why a medical man was not called the authorities are at a loss to
know. Apparently the, men wanted for nothing, as some $89 ' in
gold was found in the house. The men were miners by trade and
had come here'apparently to work in the mines at the Creek, there
being found a miners' testimonial from old country mines, signifying
that they were miners with much experience and great capabilities.
Under the circumstancos Coroner BleaBdell decided that no inquest was necessary. Dr. Andorson performed an autopsy and announced that pneumonia was the cause of death. Several medical
mon were jn attendance and agreed that thoro were features of the
case that were tho most peculiar thoy had over witnessed, especially
the discolored appearance of the lower limbs. Tho funeral took
.. placo on Friday afternoon to Fornio c'omotory-
It was reported that both mon had families in England,-but nothing definite has as yot been loarnod., Moody also says somothing as
to having a friend at Coal Crook, but his statements on this point
aro so incoherent that nothing can be learned.from him. that can bo
rolled on.
We have been requested to state
that Miss Alice Tilsley who sings at
the Fernie Opera house is not living
at home as^some of her family have
scarlet fever. Miss Alice is stopping
elsewhere during 'the quarantine.
A.fire, in Campbell's book store In
Hosmer last night did damage to th'e
extent of $1,000, which was fully * Insured. This is the first fire since
the installation of the waterworks and
the new fire fighting apparatus, which
did good work.      •
Tho Klein Optical Company are going to' .supply the Fernie Opera house
with films in the future." . The management say that this company put
out the best films.,made. The new
stage settings including the accompanying rumpus, Is making a hit.;
W. R. Ross, our local M. P. P. introduced a bill ln the provincial house
last week for the introduction of, semi-monthly payrolls on all rolls ' of
$50,000 and over. One of the Socialist
members wanted it extended to all
payrolls. On the' division-it was defeated by 20 votes against and 15 for.
W. R. Ross was the only Conservative' to vote for it.
Cards are being handed around by
union team drivers stating that' the
Co-Op. store is.on the unfair list. The
Trades and Labor council do.not countenance any such procedure, as they
do not consider the store did .anything
improper'in the teamsters trouble.
-The Co-Op. are satisfied with their driver and'he is willing to join'the union.
The teamsters allege he is not competent. This is the sum and substance
■of-the-case'-. .-  ——
Killing Four in Waiting Room
Eighteen People Hurt-
Engine Grew,Gone *
•SASKATOON, March 18—A wierd
tale "of the great lone north land is
brought to Saskatoon by Fred Allinp;-
ham late of the ill fated City of Medicine Hat, and two companions, James
and Mack J. Curtin of this city, who
have been spending the winter round
Moose*Lako, northwest of The Pass.
Mr. Allingham relates a wild story
in which ho placos full credence. Ii,
toils of one of the tragedies of the
past-winter in the north country.
According to Mr. Allingham's informant, a trapper, had secured a
number of young wolves which he had
traihod for driving as they developed,
the animals having remarkable endur-
anco and speed.
On ono occasion tho trapper had
beon away on a long journey and nftor finishing up a hard day in which
the nnlmals had not received any food
us is Uio way in treating dog toams
whilo travelling. As tho driver nud
his learn reached tlie shanty that was
thpir home.his littlo throo year old
child ran out to meet lilm, and as tlio
fnmislied animals reached lier thoy
.lumped on lior and in a flash sho wiu
dead, before tho father could vnise a
MONTREAL, March. 18—The official report of the C. P. 11, states that
the express from Boston this morning
when approaching Windsor street station was found to he without driver or
fireman. They for some reason fc/id
jumped or were thrown-from the cab
hear Westmount. " As a result the
train ran into the station, through the
ladies waiting room. One woman and
two girls were killed. One of.the
girls' names was Elsie. Villeries, 12
years . of age, living at 109 Marquette
Street.-  -'     7" ■    -
Eighteen persons, all occupants of
the waiting room, were/hurt. Some
of these were only slightly injured and
none were reported to be seriously. A
full investigation of the matter is be*,
ing made. .-.;'.
The driver., is unconscious at the
hospital. ..
Meantime .large gangs of men art,
employed clearing away the wreck
and putting things right.
OTTAWA, March 18—In the' supreme court to-day the case of Peters
vs.o Perras et al, was heard.a-The appeal is from the judgment of the supreme court of Alberta affirming the
judgment of Scott J. at the trial which
dismissed the appellant's action with
costs. ThT'^tira^raThrougirtTpon'
a note given a part of the price of a
stallion sold by breeders at Columbus,
Ohio, to a farmers association,at MOi*-
iriville,-Alta., which note the plaintiff
discounted and. claims-to. hold in due
course as endorsee in good faith and
for value.
It was shown that, the note had
been fraudulently-- obtained by an agent of the horse breeders, but tho appellant contends • that ho got it in
the regular course ot his business ;is
a banker without notice of the defect
and subject to no equities and that
he is.entitled to recover as an innocent holder of a negotiable security.
Judgment reserved.
The by-laws all passed yesterday,
and much satisfaction was expressed
at the result.
The citizens took more interest in
the election than on any previous occasion, and showed that they'were at
last awakening to their position and
intend helping the council to carry
their burden and make Fernie the best
city in the Kootenay.
The total ballot was small, accounted for by the fact that the fire disorganized nearly everyone, and several
have not as yet got on the list again.
The result follows: ■   **
For 10S
Against       3
Majority for 105
For '. .: 10S
Against ...  ...   .. i   .'      2
Spoiled       1
Majority for , 106
For 107
Against 3
Majority for  ■...  .'..'....j 104
1* Spoiled.
For 107
Against' ... ' '.....'.   ...  ■ 2
Both Parties to the Agreement Still in Session-
Indications Point to a Satisfactory
Conclusion-Sherman Sick
Majority for	
2 Spoiled. <•'' '
Against '	
Majority for    '...A....: 105
Spoiled 2.
The same number of votes  ' were
recorded on each by-law. 111. -
'For sale—Powerful toned ■ old . violin. Apply to Ledger office.
H.- Oldlands and wife came up from
Hosmer this week.
R.   L". ■ Galbraith   of ' Fort    Steele
was in Fernie* on Monday.
Ono of the wnrmoBt mootlngs of tho
Fornio Trades nnd Lnbor Council hItico
Its Incopllon wiib hold on Monday
night, Tho principle bono of contention was ln regard to the TonmHloi'R
union troiiblo with tho Co-oporiitlvo
Tlie mutter wiih referred lo the T.
nnd L, council for their deehdou im to
whether thoy would plnco tho Co-op*
orntlvo Htoro on the unfair If Ht or not.
The proRont driver of tho Co-oporutlvo
Htoro held a card in the MInert* union
and aftor tho flro purchased n team
of Iioi-hpr aH \vorlc at the mlnoH wiih
ruther uncertain, When tho Co-Op-
eratlvn Htoro Htnrfod bimlnoBH thoy nil-
vowlsod for n toamator nnd UiIh man
nNnttofl  tind  •"'nn  nut   tx\\   '     T.n'fr (ho
Co-oporatlvo decided to purchnRo Ihe
team mid consulted tho TonniBterH union lo hoo how thoy would Htnnd by
hiring this man, Section 2 of this
agreement, which road» ub follows, Ih
what thoy woro Riildod by:
"I'i.-C   aJ.U.VaE.   aUaaa.i    lta>a>4    al.a-    V^'1**-'
to employ a mnn that la not a union
toamRtor for tho period of flvo days
on trial, hut If employed longer lie
.will ho eligible to join tho Toanifltorfl
union and will be conHldorod ns n
teamster by all ownora."
They conoldcred that according to
tho above all their man had to do was
to fjef 'iln trnnnfor card from the Miners union and join the Teamsters un*
Ion Howovor when tho man mado
application and viae balloted for, It
wax found that he x\o.t refined. Thc
Union thon demanded tho Co-Op. to
fire him and hire a union teamster.
Tut, sion* not bitreelntt to thli* plan,
New Bowling Alley
T. B. Struthers, proprietor of the
fair, has secured a lease of llio entire
ground floor and basumont of the
K, of P. building next to Macdonald
Bros, blacksmith shop. Tho building Is about 30, foot wide and S!> feet
long, with bnso'inont full size, At'present tho ground floor Is being used an
a pool room and cigar store until tho
basement, is finished, when tho tables
will be put In the basement, and also
a*numbor of up to date automatic howling alloys installed. Mr.. Stnithers
says ho will have this done ns soon nn
possible as he wishes to use the
ground floor for othor purposon.
A .A7~SHanley~has taken up~lhe po"
sitjon . as ' clerk of the Fernie hotel,
which position he held-previous'to the-
Mrs. (Dr.) ..Bonnell and children
left for the coast, on -Wednesday, Owing to unavoidable delay they were not
able to leave on Monday as'previously
The second game of tho' secondaries in the world's championship bowling match between the Free Press and
your, humble servants will be held oh
Saturday evening at 7.
Mr. Butlter lias painted a very tasty
drop curtain for the Fernio Opera
Houso. The centre picture represents
the Crows Nest mountain and is very
well executed. The scene "is surrounded hy advertisements. Thoro are a
fow typographical, or we should-say
"palntogrnphlcnl" errors In the spelling of some of tho nds, which' should
be corrected, but otherwise It is a
very creditable job. Tho management,
are putting in oxtni exits to provide
for tho snfoty of their patrons, and ns
a further convenience wo would suggest that they remove at least two
rows of seats from tho roar nnd allow*1
more room between rows, as nt present It is impossible to pass anyone
whilo going to your seal. This alteration, combined with the'enrly starling
of tho shows, would add much to tho
convenience of tho house,
MACLEOD, March 18—Special—The Scale comftiittee representing the Western Coal Operators Association and District No. 18 ofthe United- Mine Workers of America met at. Masonic Hall, Maeleod
on the 16th inst- to resume negotiations in making a new working
agreement to take the place of the old one, 'which expires at the end
of this month. 4 *
The first conference, as was reported in the ledger at the time,
resulted in a deadlock, and as matters stood then it was felt that
further negotiations would be useless until the miners representatives
had more thoroughly canvassed the district, hence the meeting now
in session is really an adjourned gathering of the first convention at
Maeleod several weeks ago.
The operators are represented by:
W.F.McNEIL (Chairman)       L.
C. REMEAU,    .     * H;
The'Miners' Representatives were: .
,    W.WHITEHOUSE C. STUBBS -.,     ,
President Sherman,- who, reached the place of the meeting with
great difficulty, and in a weakened condition, on account of recent
sickness, was forced to leave on Tuesday evening, and is now under
the doctor's care. . "Vice-President John R. Galvin has taken over
the duties of president. / The press has so far been excluded from
the conference."    Things are said to be progressing as satisfactorily
jisj3ould,bekexpec4ted---under_the-circumstanceS'-^ "- -   ■■■■ , —	
.    7    .       THE FEELING,IN FERNIE .   "      -"'l "'
Not for some time has any question been the subject of. so much
controversy as the probable outcome of the conference now in session. Business men seem-entirely bound up in many cases by the result while contractors and builders who are erecting houses for the
miners are also very much interested in the result. A strike at the
present time, even of short duration, would seriously cripple business
in Fernie, as it is essentially a miners town. The fact that the .sessions have lasted for several days now is taken by some of the older
and more knowing ones to mean that no disruption has taken place,
and that probably an agreement is on the way, However the men
in tho camps are united and are prepared to stand by the decisions
of their officers.
a commllteo wan appointed to nttond
tho T. and L. council and lay tho
matter beforo, thom.
TlmL body Rent a commltteo to tutor*
vlow tho Cooperative nnd had a delegation from tho Htoro attend the mooting on Moudny night. Tho detonation clearly stated thoir aide of Iho
'luoHtlon and thin lead to Homo hot
ci'ohh firing between them mid tlie
TeaniHtnrR union dologntoH, who threat*
uued to leave the mooting,, The Council, however, hooIiii** Dial, thoro wore
Home porHonnlltloH In coiionetlon with
thu ciiho, and holding the opinion of
the Co-Op. that the ehumo quoted from
tho TeiiniHtorH union gavo thom the
prlvllogo of hiring whom thoy plooflod,
hh other emplnyerH In tlio city hnd
previously done, and then getting thom
to Join the Tonmators union, decide*,
not to place the Htoro on tho unfair
Hub Beiiled thu diHpmu,
DologatoB from tho CooIch union
wero admitted and seated, nnd they
reported troiiblo lu gutting Home of
tho hotelB signed up.   The Council In*
baiUVVVai    tali    'utiv.ii.iiiCD    IO    .aipOla.        UH'-
mattor back to their unions nnd advlno
their mombero not to patronise hotelB
that rofiiRO to omploy union eookH.
DelogRto Darby of the Cooks union
waa elected aa door Riiard and Dele-
Kate A. J. nuckloy of tho Typographical union waa elected aa uUtlaclan.
Tho Painters and Decorator* union
ochedulo was endorned.
Mr. McNIven, tho Fair Wane officer, wait proRont at a visitor, and addressed the mooting*; re labor In c«n*
oral. Mr. McNlvIn la an ardent unionist and eonnrutulted tho Fernio
Trades and Labor council on thoir nc*
Board of Trade
The annual gcnornl mpntln« of the
Fornio Board of Trade will tnko plnco
lu Bnico'H hall on Tuesday ovenlng,
tho 23rd of March at 8 o'clock.
Tlio Honrd of Trado Hhould tako an
active part ln furthering thu IntororiiB
of our eity, nnd tt Ih therefore very
nuuuHRury that, evory prominent bun*
Iiiohh man Hhould bncome a member,
We cun nol ImproHH upon you loo
Htrongly tho nocoRHlty of all our clt*
IxeiiH mipportlu--* the board in every
wny poHHlblo, and would auk you to
attend the nnnunl Ronernl mooting
and bci-oinu a member. Thero aro a
number of Important quo»tloiiH to ho
taken up, Htich uh tho Immcdiato opening of the court. Iiouho, tho necesHlty
of Kerniu being mndo an independent
govornment agency, tho placing beforo
capitalists the advantages of Fernie
iih a mnnufncturliit-j* point, etc.
A HinokiiiK concert will bu held alter
Dm iMtclUiii.
Union Choir
The union choir held thoir firm practice In tho MnthodlRt church lant Wed*
noRilay niKht.     Thoro woro about 30
nroMont *t*ii1 fho TtrintJeA xv\* vet*** onr-.
coHsful. It in hoped thai tho choir
will grow to at least 60 or 7fi, and all
BltiRorn aro heartily invited to attend.
Pnturo practlcofl will he hold in tho
Mothodlst church on Tuesday nights,
and on Friday night ln the noptlst
Hockey Dance
Thc hockey hoya nave their dance
on Wednesday evening, St. Patrick's
day. Tho floor of Bruco'a hall wbr
In good condition and a largo crowd
attended. "Pat" •upplled the music,
but for once ho fell a. little short and
great disappointment was felt by
many.    Too much Irish was evidently
to blamo, but the commit let. were very
Hore, iih /t Ini'Ko number went, a way
early. Of cotti'HO the 17th of Ireland
only coniofl onco a year, nnd It. Ih per*
lmpH Jiml as well for Home, The
dance netted nood roHtiliH flimnelally.
8unday Evening Service
On Sunday evi-nliiK hwt Iter. .Mr.
WilllnniHOH continued IiIh hoi'Ioh nf
diHcntii'HCH ou the mibjeeiH of Kevlwli*
and H*ioke on "A (treat Hlbllciil lOviui-
KellHl and liln McHHiiue," Mr, Williamson instanced the different wii.vh
ill whleh the icri'ilt evimxellHtH of tlie
world, piiHt and prow-til, had of de-
HvorltiK their moHt tellniK iidilreHHen,
Tho Hpenker made a Hlnmu appeiil for
immediate doclHlon for Chris!. .Nnotlior new Alexander hoiuc wiih Introduced "Oh, What a f Minn Be," the.
verne beliiK hiiiik by the pnntAr. At
tho conclusloniiof the wervlce thu ci-
HI Tin lien nf nitnlt litMitla-rti wna n rim In
istered to three men. Tho need of
moro HouttriK accommodation Is belii({
felt In tho liaptlHt chtir-'h, and the or*
flolals nr<* now ronelderlnR way« and
means of ImvIiiR the work on the new
building Htnrted rh hooh aH praetlcn*
Kerry Qow
Tho production of Kerry (Jow, Jos.
Murphy'R famous IrlHh play, which
was put on at the Fernie opera house
on Tuesday evening, wn* Rood. .1.
Lionel 8wlft an Dan O'llara was hu*
Pa-fl*. Th<! good ii-itur-d Idnh v.It,
Intermingled with tho ready answer,
aud (ho uiruui; arm lit time of need
to protect his loved one from the villain Valentino Hay. were nil Impersonated to a nicety throughout the entire
play. Nora Drew, a flmrmlnic Irish
Kir I. was woll charade-Hred by Miss
Hetty narrows Tho villain, Valentine
Hay, and all the other members hus-
mined their chanicters ihioii^hout iho
play In n iniiHlorfiil manner. The acen-
i!ry wiih rail good nnd ihe Hinge hoi*
tnlgH In harmony, "A wounl In hiiIhoii,
.Mr. Opera Hoiihi- Manager, m,." ,,„.
tho playH started earlier, So piny
Hhould Mturl later I linn S.'lo, Mulce
nil corni-nnlr-H adhere to tlilH rule nml
ynu will confer n IiihIIiiiv ohll«uilo'n
on the public, (lnnd -lav, Mr. liny,
Hit*. MIllerH O. K, haul: pmildoil tlie
Wanted: lixpeiien-'ed hands In the
droHHmnkiiig depiiittueiit. Apply MIhh
1.. Conroy, ('r»WH N'em Trading Co.
Court News
(ieorgo Cnnlri case romi'li'ted Hh
preliminary hearing ou WrdunHday.
MagiHtrnie WhlniHter committed him
for Irlal. lie wiih given the npllim of
speedy trial beforo Judge WUhoii on
j.mi mi-.-}, out i-ii-i-ft.*'! kj le* med in-
fdri' Jin*;-* In M*1,*.'.
A iiiun Mimed CoiilgiMi '*.•■« arresi*
ed at 11 p.m. on TiichiImv nhowlng
HlgiiH of Insanity.
A Gorman wnH urrentod nn Monday
,.. i   i  « ...t,«  ...   .  .       ii   .....
i.......,.. ,v . .......   v........   .  *
alHO «.howln-j, Hlgns of Insanity, 'being
n trifle demented, but perfectly harm*
Iohh.     Ho Ir under arrest,
I^uIh Card, son of (Jeorge Card, lii*
years of age, wiih arroHted by   Chief
Burroughs for Bteallng $l..'.o from a
letter 'which waa handed h. -<-> p«>*-it h*/
MIhh Angelina Hlggs on the Kith. He.)
war brought before Mafilr'ri'- Whim J
sler on Weduvsday and pin In a ph-ai
of RUilty.     He was convicted and let I
bo under the First .Offend* tt, Am.    j
The county court was held on last'
Thursday Ix-fnrp his honor .indue Wll* i
son. There were a number of petty |
jiidprnent summons, *
0\vii.j4' lo l,ho rush oK millinory ..his season \  (ind it
impossible to ^ivo the swell openiiiji   I Iuul  pbinnwl.
' Orders have como in upon me so rapidly liuil. 1  can-'
• not, prepare stock as  intended.     Therefore 1   will
have on display on
Wed., March 24th
nn early spring assortment of Kead.v lo Wears and
Dross lints. Also the large.-.) and hesl assortnieiit.s
of Trimmings and Mowers, Plumes and Ospreys ever
shown inJ-Vrnii'. On account of pulling my millin-
acrv so on rl v on show I will  givea  siinnnei
Watch for my Announcement
I  hn
ve on  tl
ispiay a
•   Tailoret
1  stock   of   New , York
The  Very Latest  Styles
I,iwlie***' Summer nrc-*-*o<-*. Mi^e*-*' Summer' Dn-'-'iv*,
Childron.s' Summer Drcssc**., Infants' Trousseaus,
iind n well selected stock of Children's Headwear,
mid as usual a grand selection of beautiful Summer
Sunshades. My iissoriinent ol NN liitewcar is un-
cqimlled both for tjuulity and price. I invite all to
inspect this display.
Mrs. E. Todd
Fernie, B, C. ' 11
THE   DISTRICT   LEDGER.  FERNIE, B:C.  MARCH 20 1909      v
Now  Open
Conducted under the direction of "Proletarian"
Address all matter for this page to "Proletarian" District Ledger
Every experienced politician knows
that all gerat political movements were
fought upon large and often distant
, issues, and that those of them were the
strongest which provoked most disinterested enthusiasm.     All great historical movemonts7here have, had this
' character, and for our own generation,
Socialism stands in that case.**"Paid
agitators" is,,no doubt, the favorite refrain of those who know nothing about
it.      The truth, however is that—to
speak only of what I know,personally
■ —if ■ I had kept a diary for the last
twenty four years, the reader of such'
a diary .would have had the word 'her-
-, oism" constantly on his Dps.   But the
men I would have spoken of were not
heroes;   they  were> average  men  in-
splerd by a grand idea. Every Socialist
newspaper—and there are hundreds of
tliem in Europe alone—has the same
history of years of sacrifice without a
hope, of reward, and in the overwhelming-majority of cases,    even without
personal ambition.     I have seen fam:
ilies living without knowing what Iheir
food to-morrow would be, the husband
boycotted all around in his little town
for his part iii the paper, and the wife
supporting the family by sewing, and
such a situation lasting for years, until
the .-family  would  retire  without,   a
word of reproach, simply saying: —
"Continue, we can hold out no more!"
I have seen men, dying from consumption, and knowing it, and yet knocking about in snow and fog to prepare
meetings  within  a few  weeks  from
-   death,' and only, then retiring to the
hospital with the words "Now friends,
I am done; the doctors say I have but
a few weeks to live.. Tell the comrades I shall be happy if they come
to see me."     I have seen facts that
would be described as 'idealization' if
1 told them in this place;  and    the
.   very names of these "men. hardly ever
' known outside of a 'narrow circle of
friends, "..will soon be forgotten when
the friends too have passed away. In
to admire, the-unbounded devotion of
these ■ few or the sum total of petty
acts of devotion of th'e great number.
Every   quire of a penny paper sold,
every meeting, every hundred   votes
which are won at a Socialist election,
represents an amount of energy and
sacrifice of which no outsider has the
faintest   idea. ..   And  what  is    now
done by .Socialists has been done by
every popular and advanced party, political and religious, in the past. All
past progress has been promoted by
like man and by a like devotion,.    •,
.   (From "Queen Mab" by Shelly:)
The iron rod of penury still compels
Her wretched slave to bow the knee
to wealth,
And poison with unprofitable toil, ■
! A life too void of solace to ^confirm
The very chains that bind him to his
Nature, impartial in munlficance,
Has  gifted  man   with    all  subduing
Matter, with all its transitory shapes,
Lies  subjected   and    plastic    at his
That, weak from bondage, tremble as
thoytread. ' '
How many a rustic Milton has passed
by, '
Stifling the speechless _ longings    of
his heart, '
In unremitting drudgery and care!
How many a vulgar Cato has compelled
His energies, .no longer tameless then,
To mould a pin or fabricate a nail!
How many a Newton, to whose passive ken     '   . '       •
Those mighty  spheres that gem in-
■"     finity       '     "■'
Were only specks of tinsel,.fixed in
To light the midnight of his native
town! . ' ■■       o '
bor power as to make it imperative
that the sellers accept the merest pittance for their wares.
The capitalist seeks continually to
create such conditions and any locality
escaping, the governments at the behests of the capitalist class, do what
they can to bring it about; thoy usually do it under the guise of "limmigra-
tion schemes,"
The Liberal, Independent of Conservative politicians are merely the
mouth pieces of capitalist interests,
and every measure that it is possible
to introduce must be to conserve tho
luterosts of capital.
If the workers-of this or any other
country wish to escape the oppression
ot capitalism- they must attack cap
italism through its "vulnerable heel,"'
the legislature.
This implies the denial of the 'rights'
of capitalist property, and the obtaining of the control of the state by the
workers themselves.
A chance presents itself to the wage
earners of the Rocky Mountain riding
and Calgary to register their condemnation of a system which. doomB them,
with their wives and children to poverty, and slavery. ,
MARCH  14 1883
Why should man in his dominion
Persecute for soul opinion,
And still murder for the reason
That he can in any season
Rob and exile those^he wishes
Or roast them for his devilish dishes!
And why should persecution reign
On every sea and every plain,
Where wealth and power defy the law
Through   tyrant   lawyers   and   their
Who crush the poor from sea tb sea,
When they receive a golden fee?
And why do cruel courts decree       >
The rich why pay may still go free,
And those who have no gold to give
Have scarcely any,right to breathe or
But   bruised and lashed- on land   and
Are' sent, to prison or the grave?
There is no justice on this earth
Since devilish greed flrst had its birth
And envy ruled the ranks of men,
As fierce as lions in their den,
Who, rob and slay through heat and
cold,. ..    ' '
And sell their souls for. shining gold.
Fernie, B. C.
Steam ,. Heated   Throughout
A well known journalist, John Swin-
ton at a New York Press club banquet
in response to a-toast "The Independent Press," made the following statement: "Theer is no such a thing in
America as an independent press. You
know lt and I know it. There is not
one of you who dare .write your honest opinions, and if you did you know
before hand it would never appear in
print. ' I am paid $150 a, week for
keeping my honest opinion out of the
paper I am connected with—others of
you are paid similar salaries for similar things—and any of you. who would
be so foolish as to -write' honest opinions would be out* on the streets looking,for a job. If I allowed my honest
opinions to appear in one issue of my
paper my occupation-would be gone.
You cannot slop progress any moro
than you can,atop the sun from shining. To stand in the way of progress is suicide—liko standing In the
way of an express train at full tilt, you
aro ground beneath tho wheels, while
tho train rushos on, heedlesH of tho
trifle that has sought to stay its progress.
Life has you In Its laboratory. It Is
making a now man of you. And you
will build tho now world; a world In
whicli joy will bo everything well dono.
Work will bo a pleasure. A new
civilization approaches. It will bring
with It. now concoptB—now concepts
of work. Man has passed through tho
theological civilization to the capital-
IhIIc, and our concept of work has
changed In the proccRH. ln tho the
ologlcal civilization all human activity,
mental nnd IndustrlouH, Hprntig from
tho church, All that was nchlovod
was dono In tlm nnmo of tho church
—•God nnd the church.
Painter and Rculptor spent their
liven In embellishing a* cathedral, Labor wiih doomed a ciii'ro of God on
man, You muat labor bocauso you
hnvo Hlnued, wiih the call of lho
church to diligence,
All the "better" Industries woro
foHtcn-d by tho church, and thu laborer wiih a. galley Hlave, Tho redemp
The business of_~the"7iournalist— is""tp"
destroy the truth, to lie outright, , to
pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet
of mammon, and to sell his country,
and his race for his daily bread. You
know this arid I know it, and what foliy
is this to be toast an Independent
Press, , We are tools and vassals of
rich men behind the scenes. We are
the jumping jacks and they pull the
strings ana we dance. Our talents,
pur possibilities and our lives..are all
the property of other men. WE ARE
Such a statement from such a source
should give us "furiously to think."
Every working man who* supports by
his subscription the capitalist press,
which Is 'mentally chloroforming' him,
is rlvettlng chlans of servitude upon
himself and  his class.
Support your own papaers and help
Institute a real and not an imaginary
PREK press.
Last Sunday,- March 14th, was the
26th anniversary of the death of ,the
great Socialist,-Karl Marx, and in every country where the blight of capitalism has fallen bands of workingmen
met together not' to mourn, but to
show that the lonely Socialist of the
"forties" who called to the workers of
the world to unite, "though dead, yet
■ From, those ' troublous times when
Marx and Eagles sounded their clarion
call to awaken Labor from Its age long
slumber to the present magnificent organization of ..the proletariat -there-is a
vast change; no longer are the workers of the 'world fooled with Utopian
schemes, but armed by science, they
are, going to build anew a social system in which instead of "hunger being the curse of labor.-it will be the
punishment of the idle."
Marx was born of Jewish parents*at
•'.'      DIVIDING UP .
Evory workingman In tho provlnco
of Alborta who listens to Conservative
or Liberal "orators'' in their vote-
catching attempts during tho present
campaign, Bhould tako particular notico of the care taken by tliem to avoid
lho dlflcusHlon of the status of Labor
under the preseut system.
Thoy will talk about everything olso
undor the sun, "railroads," our "great
resources," "the great'' prosperity of
tho country," hut novor n hint will thoy
drop to show Uio workorH how thoy aro
exploited under tho rule of capital. On
the contrary, tliolr efforts will bo put
forth to doludo tho workers Into believing they are proRpnroiiR, comfortable and fortunate, In spite of lho fact
that, thn majority of thom are living
a hand to mouth exlHtence, nnd their
tcnui'o oven upon that hanging by the
merest thn'iul.
TIioho "froo and inilcpi'iident" elect*
oi'h, who arc compelled to hpII their
label' power In order lo live Hhould
Treves, an old" Ge~**niairtowri_iffT."8lBT"
He was well known in European universities as a philosopher and economist. ". " yy
His fame, strange to say, was made
by his theory of "Surplus Value," while
his other two greater discoveries "The
Class Struggle" and "The Materialistic
Conception of History" have been passed over in silence by the professors of
capitalistic philosophies.
Marx moved to London, Eng, after
the stress of the anti-Socialist legislation Inaugurated by Bismarck, and
there he lived ln very poor circumstances until iils death; many times his
friend Fredorlck Eagles came to his
rescue .when facing privations. It was
under these conditions tho material,
for the making of that epoch marking
work oh political economy "Capital"
was gathered,
Ho passed nwny quietly, Bitting In
nn arm chair, aftor a lingering illness.
Whatever the Socialist movement is today lt Is through tho theoretical and
practical" work of Marx, for what
Darwin was to Natural science, 30
Marx was to political economy and
history. '■
, Capitalism stands for dividing up
I feel a good' deal like apologizing
for.referring to the absurd dividing up
objection. But if you consider, it as
an insult to your Intelligence, remember that there are still many people
who actually believe ' that Socialism
stands for dividing up.,
Capitalism does not stand for dividing up. -
Capitalism compels the .industrious
to divide up with the idle.
Suppose you are the average wage
You work, suppose we say about 9
hours a day.
In the "'first, three or four hours of
the day you produce by your labor the
amount you receive for the entire day
that you work.
the good of our common.country and
a man's a man for a' that, you know.
. Certainly! Doesn't Plato say-,that
the ideal government is the one where
every citizen is glad or sorry for the
same things that make every other
citizen glad or sorry—in short, where
no class has interests antagonistic to
any other class? . -. And all we have to
do Is to call off the calamity howlers,
and the soap box agitators and all join
hands and circle to the left to the
tune of "America." But—
Out In San Francisco the other day
where the court was trying to get a
jury to try the traction magnate, Patrick Calhoun, for bribing the street!
away from tlie city, a broker named
Graves, under examination quite honestly said:
"My sympathies and prejudices are
all with Mr. Calhoun, Mr Ford and
their associates. My friends are all of
that class and I never would vote to
punish any of them."
"Do you mean to say?" asked Mr.
Heney, "that if'sworn as a juror you
would not convict the defendant if he
was proven guilty by the evidence submitted?"
"I would not find him guilty under
any condition!" exclaimed the broker.
There you have it! It is not the
class consciousness that gets red in
the face ovei* a soap box, but that
which may grow equally red over the
cocktails of. the club.
A. Rizzuto
Fernie Livery, Dray & Transfer Co.
Contracts Taken
Including Stump Pulling, LancTClearing and Ploughing.    Let us.
,    , figure on your next job     '
Rubber Tired Buggies, New Turnouts
tion of Adam wiih lo be a fliirocenHoj vnnko nolo thai none of llio Ro-called
from exertion.     Labor wns oHt.-oiii.Ml! "Ihhih.'h" put forward by the JawHmltlm
u punlHhment for hIii, and Salvation
wan a promlH-' of ondleRR ldloneSH.
Man went tn wnr for the church, for
thi'M tho chiircl) wiih Hiipreme. Now
t"iipltiil Ik Hupnuno In tin* mlndfl of
iiii'ii and with Dm iii*w<-r Mivtielguty
comiiH a I'-modi-lli-d philosophy. Work
Ih no longer vlowud an a cuiho. ,Vo
work ln'caiiRo of our proRoin noodH,
rather than beeuumi of n desire, to ex-
plate the hIii of Adam, Nor do wo
kill people for (Jod'H aaV-u or for tho
iTi-mor i-lnrv of the church. We do
the ktlllng in the name of commerce,
tor un: itsauvijiufuiiuia ut .-ru..*h.-r mar*
k.'iM. I-Apuiinloii Ih our war ce[y. In
th«> tic'v rlvlU7ftll4ii--ln lho new world
that Ih to bo built by man for Man,
work will itHHiimo a newer and waner
•   * **,*,',»       »l'"*tl       H'4,,,1'      lt',r<-|1,(lft f\f
th..- ph-iiRiiri* we Hhall derive from «f*r*
vlng. We will w-rvo woll bpt-auso we
will lovo well. And he will bn great-
out ainoiiKHt uh who Herver-. most, until
in tlie -.'amnion love and Kervleu all
illstltxtloiiH of git-.-aiiicHH will hn «11k
I walked in a prochoBsln' with a banner and a band,
And thoy Hiiid I was a noosonco ln
'Igh Olhoni and the Strand;
I Rpouted at a mooting which was In
Trafalgar Sqtitiro,
But thoy Hont tho cops to chargo mo
and to clour mo out of thore.
Oh, Its "Dommygog" and "Soshulist"
nnd "Damn tho lazy lout,"
nm it'H "nioHB lho IlrltlRh workman"
with the ballot box about.
Oh, It's "BloBB tho llrltlnh workman"
with the ballot box about,
your proportion of the wear and tear,
the running expenses, the raw material, and the wages of your superintendence. ' ' *•
Well, then having done this it is
time for you to take- your coat and
hat and dinner pail and go home lo
your wife and babies.
Do you do it?
No, you don't.
What do. you do?
You go ahead and work the rest of
the day and add still more to the
wealth of tho world by the labor .you
perform, w
Who. earned that surplus?
You earned it.
Who gets it?
The capitalist gets lt.
You divide up with him.
The Socialist party says that you,
who earned this surplus, should get
- Tho reason you do not got It now Is
bocauso a fow private individuals and
corporations aro permitted to own tho
means of production and distribution
and to compel you to hand ovor to
thom the bulk of the product of your
toil In exchange for an opportunity to
earn a bare living.
By voting a Capitalist ticket, the
Conservative or Liboral, you have extended to the capitalists the prlvllogo
of exploiting you out of tho ,,lion's
share of your earnings,
Tho Socllalst party saya that that
portion of tho moans of production 'in(-
distribution, which whon privately
owned, can bo imod by tho private
owners to gouge othor peoplo, Bhall,ho
publicly owned and popularly managed; thnt exploitation Hhnll thereby bo
hanlBhed from the earth, and that, tho
workorR Bhall thereby Bocuro tho full
valuo of their labor.
"My friends are all of that class,
and I would never vote to punish any
of them!"
Class consciousness in" this country
has always existed. But so far as' it
is a real force it has had its origin in
the men who have made of themselves
a class fattening on the rest by fren-'
zied finance, monopoly and organized
loot. "'      .
The Calhoun class preceded and
caused, the Debs class. No agitator
ever became conscious of any class
until a class existed. The * class ^f the
clubs and the counting'room and the
syndicate' is the one pole of the magnate.
The class of the proletariat is at the
other. The electric current of mou-
of teh two ends. The monolopist class
seems to be class,conscious; how can
the monopolized class- be expected lo
remain unconscious of so palpable a
fact?—The Minneapolis Daily News.
A full line of shelf and   heavy   HaroV
ware in stock together  with a      ,
complete range of Stoves „
Xturnit-ure Department
Our Furniture. Department embraces the
most- unique and up-to-date lines. ',
" Come in and have a look,    ".
Periods of depression always produce an increase in crime. •■ If men
commit, less crime-, during periods of
abundant employment, then It follows
that the lack of employment causes
crime. And If lack of employment
causes crime, tho men who commit the
crime1 are not to blame for lack of employment Is the cnuse. And you who
vote for a systom that permits a willing man to be unemployed, are really
guilty of the crimes. . Crime will disappear whenu the causes of it are removed. Very fow who have good
jobs nnd comfortable homes commit
crimes. But, thoso same men commit
crimes when thoy aro thrown out of
omploymont and bogln to soo their fa
mllles suffer. Thon it follows that
if all men were assured steady .work
at decent wages crlmo would disappear
—at least all crimes against proporty,
and such against persons ns had for
thoir objoct the obtaining of proporty,
Socialism will assure eery man and
woman employment and houco will do
away with crimes connected with tho
accumulation of proporty.*— Cotton's
Something Original—that's the
cry of every buyer of printing.
•f If arery print shop could or would wort character
Into their product there would'nt be so much', common
place printing. -
. . fl Well be glad of an opportunity to prove to you
tii&i when your printing is placed with us there will, be
character to it
fl Our new type. faces will do that alone, but
there'll be, more than up-to-dateness in type faces.
There will be care taken in the arrangement of the type
—good ink will be used—the proper class of, paper for
the, work will'be selected, and if it requires illustrating
we'll see that suitable cuts are used.
of rnplliillHt polltlcH could under any
clr-'iinwtaiici* have any beneficial result,upon thoir vvng<-H, or condition of
employment, Thorn- nro determined
by (.'IrctimstiinceH wholly outside of
politic*, and all the platitude* whicli,
tho cnpltiillut -np'.'llliInilrM'H throw off
thoir client h cannot niter them,
Tho condition of iim worltnis, tho
degree nf comfort ihoy .-u'oy, iho nu*
curlty upon their hold of tho imhw-hhIi*
Iuh of life two determined by thu unwell ton lawn of Captalixm.
With the increiiHliiK do\elopm*'nt. ol | u
lilltlll    hiitlhr,   I*."'* liiiii-t j     'I.'*,')   •■'•>   V.U,"
rcHiionilliiK inm-aw' of productiveness
thnin-nndK nf tlio working rhif.K an*
forced upon nn already overstocked lnbor market and In order to live mum
enmnoto with their fellow helm's- tbe
tKi'iiKK**' fn*" employment hi'i-ohii-h ko
flt-rco among them nn to Inevitably reduce the Htitndard of living to a lower
nnd Ht 111 lower lovol.
Tho more highly developed and pow*
erful bcrnmoH the IndiiHtrlnl machine
I Htrttck for higher wagon and   thoy
Haiti I wiih a fool,
And the crazy lmn|tator merely unod
mo iih a tool,
And whon tho kliln wero H'-trvIng nnd
wo hadn't mill nor bite,
They only hIiiukkoiI   their   fllimilil-nrn
and tlioy   mild    It    nerved    mn
•a-ohcif In thn cftiAtiencf nt hntmAletH,' thn more hopnle»H bel'OiricH the tntv
bonillciH love.
Cnn vou rniicflxii nf this? C.nu yon
•*■,(•»■ thi* i>i*w world mining?
Ye*, lt 1» coming. t*w\ It will be
"built by you. Sin, you lire rtmdemn-
•■tl to the itohm ut the great preparation; that In your rcHiirrectlon you
may hulld u itevi- uoild biie .'.lid n»u.
Cl'toiu "Tliouiilitii of a. Fool" f.'ht-r---*?.!
(Iltlou of the workeiH, beiuum hv*h of
ihnin nre p'oulrert tn beep the world'"*
mark't supplied with goftdn, and thoso
Abo nro unnble to find employment be*
come a fiKtor In thr* labor marl*:-,-! hnd
(•■nd to force down wn*,"ei<.
Tbe ldonl condition for ft labor market, from ihe f>iplt-fl*liM point of •»biv.
tt nttn so   rrtmplefelj*  frnrtrcil  xrtth   bi
ll aliorltR all good citizens when that
terrible thliiR "cIuhh coiihcIouhiuihh" Ih
proaclied. We all have In mind the
mlHcrcunt who pioachoH It. Ho Htandu
on a Heap box or something elno talc*
inp; the plnco of the old fafllilonod
Httimp, and roam until ho Ih red In tho
faco about the wroiiKH of the poor
and how we nre belli*-*; eui-lnvud hy thu
It Ih awful that wo havo to fltibmit
to Hiiob thlriKB!
To array cIbsh agaln-it claso, to rnlly
thff dlueontontod to ono banner, nnd
tot th***- proletariat In array agaltiHt tho
vnvt ef renlitty   la ■tti"*t the. neirnn «t)lii*»
Uh   preii-'hlftK" Mdltlon or   scattorlnp;
i abroad the seeda of ftnarchy.
I'm lazy and I'm   'ulkln-c and a noo-     The real good AmeWcan doctrlno l«
Honro mid a cum. , l*"*al ('* «««np»« eltl«wi»hlft ih -which #11
And I alts on inulo   and corainwo mon. rich and poor, are workfn*,' for
like a bloBBOd Inkybim. 1	
I'm'a drnffffln' down the »i"*mi*ii«' ■fin*..    ": -————"-■ -	
a fiwo.lln* of tho rate*,
And a 'orny handed 'umhuB what the
upper clans 'atoh.
For It'll "rutin to the country," and It'-,
wIcltftilnoHB nml crime,
Hut It'H "Hitrrnd ilnhtH o' labor," Juxt
about election time.
JiiHt   about cli-i'llmi time, my   Ind*,
about oloctlon time,
;..,,,'     ,l.i (.,   t-<  W.4.,     *,,..<
I,,.out  election time
In the days of Its youth tho copll.il*
1st claHR waH revolutionary. It came
into tho world with the hlHtorlcnl mlH*
hIoii of developing individual right fi.
Iu 1-TUnco mid In tbo United StaluH It
spolco much of free proHB, froo Hpooah,
freedom of contract., trial by Jury and
almllui* rights,
To-day an tho capitalist cIahh flildM
Itnolf on the defeiiHlve n-j-alimt. tho vIh*
Ing rnnl'H of thu workorH it Ih reject*
Ing all tluwo IdealH of Uh youth. Freedom of contrnct ha» como to ni-mn
wily tho opportunity to bocomo n waiio
Hlavo, froedom of prnnH, of Hpeecb, imd
of an I'flomhl'.'fG are to hu loloratod
only when tU-y do not Interfere with
da«R Intoi'.'BU.
The worklnfi* clnau muut now wal.o
up not only ItH own hlBtorlc mission
of gaining economic freedom for flic
race, hut also thc further taRlt* of fir-lit*
ui)' iui- tiifHo individual libertlCH.
Cap.auiikiii hut* Imtrayed ub own .Motoric mlHBlon.i, The workers niUHt
thoreforo carry tho double burdi-n.-*
iA. M. Slmonn,
Socialism is moral. Capitalism is lm*
Socialism Is scientific. Capitalism Is
ii- ■
Socialism Is honest. Capitalism Is
Socialism Ib opportunity, Capitalism
Ih robbory. "
Socialism Is tho hopo of humanity.
Capitalism is Its dcupalr,
Soclnllflm Ib froedom. Capitalism Is
slavery for all who toll.
Soclnllflm Is practical Capitalism
has proven Uh Inability to feed and
clothe and house tlio WQi'l'li
Socialism will foster individuality.
Cnpltallum, hy Its Individualism, ere*
atoN monsters of monoy nnd nmsHOH
that try to follow fai-hloii,
Socialism Ih In Accord with Indtit*
trial dovelnpmont. Capitalism lu an
embargo laid on trnde, A mini cannot oven work undor It unluHS ho puyH
It a tribute.
SoclallHtn Ih optimistic, It, bollovon
In mankind, in the elimination of pov*
orty nnd overtoil. Capitalism Is pessimistic, and novor hopes to boo an
end ot poverty aud exploitation,
Cupilallsm has not only purpoRoly
kopt tho world poor, but It. haB also
purpuaeij Kepi li .biuoiaul, If ll \,„z
enll^'htcnci-i It would r.ion the ?,txw\c
of robbory and with that nt nn end,
poverty would coobo,
Socialism is freedom.
Socialism will glvo ovory worker an
equal volco ln the management of Industry. It will give him the greatost
industrial liberty that It Is possible
for htm to havo undor any possible
industrial systom, As men nro vory
different In thoir make up or their
tastes lt will ho able to glvo thom the
Ulnd of work thoy profor in tho locality thoy profor, It will also afford
mobility so that a man can movo from
plnco to place If that Is his doslro, I'.
will glvo him the full value of his labor
which will be 'enough to afford him not
only all matorlal comforts, but also all
tho hlghor things of lifo. It will givo
him short hours of lnbor, ho that ho
will havo t)i<? tlmt? ana the disposition
to avail himself of lho .higher thing1,
of life.
In short lt will glvo htm Industrial
froodom lu placo of tho prosont industrial slnvopy.
For It'B "Workingmen nro duffors" .uu.
"They're never worth a grout."
Hut U'b "Hritish bom*    nnd    Rims*'
whon   they want your blooming
Thoy    wantu your bloomiuv,' vote, my
lnd«,    they v;ant   yum   btootnl'.n
Oh, U'b ''l-rlli-th bono     and klnew"
•when   they want   your hlnomlns:
Why Take Alcohol?
Are you thin, pale, easily tired, lack -your usual vigor and
strength? Then your digestion must he poor, your Wood
thin, your nerves weak. You need a tonic and alterative.
You need Ayer's Sarsaparilla, the only Sarsaparffia entirely
free from alcohol. We believe your doctor-would endorse
these statements, or we would not make them. Ask him
and find out  Follow his advice.    JttVuCo.,L\6.nttuZ
The -mdorwtncnt ot your doctor will cerUinly grutl v iocruM your contatdmcc In AjWi
rtOft .u 4 fettlly UxiUvta.  Liver pllit.  All vcfeUbtc.  Ask your docfer'ahort thm.
No, Socialism l« not slavory.
Capltallom In ilavery.
A few men own tho Industries of
the country. Th<$y havo tho masncii
undor thoir control.- They can utarvo
them to death, nr freMiT thom to
death, or work them to xtatthf Thoy
call nnd drt dictate tor tli* lWAtit put
when thoy BhUl wrtrVf, whero they
shall work, and what Income thoy
shall recelvti.
Thnt Ib Blavery gone try dti-M]'.*
Socialism' will- ahollah- that slavory,*
Prof. H, A. Howell of Havana, Cuba
Reeommundi Chamliurlaln'i Cough
"As long ago ns I can rememnor my
mother was a faithful user and frlond
of Chamhorlaln'fl Cough Ilomody, hut
novor In my life havo I realized Uh
trim vnluo until now." wrltem Prnf U
A Howell of Howell's American nchonl
In Havana, Cuba. "On tho night of
February 3 our baby was taken flick
with a vory sovoro cold, tho noxt day
ho wan woruo nnd tho night following (
ine toiumiun wiib *.etiou«>, iiu tunii.
not Ho down nnd It was nocosiary to
lmvo him in tho arms ovory moment,
Avon thon hin broathlng was difficult,
I did not think ho would loavo until
Miff morning. At last I thought, of my
mother'* remedy, Chitmborlatn'B Cough
Homody, which wo gavo, and it afford*
•*d prompt r-VHof, and now, throo dnyH
later ho ha» fully recovered. Undor
tho circumstances I would not. hesltnto
a moment In naylng that ChamberlalnH
Cough Remedy, and that only saved.
th« MM of otirldcar littlo boy." PoiF
Bah** by all- drug-jUt-**.
t' Is
tie most efficient and
perfect of leavening agents*
No alum, lime or ammonia,
And the Crown Practically Baffled—Some New Evidence is
Said to be Startling
HAMILTON, Ont, March 16—The
most dramatic incident in the Kinrade
inquest occurred last.night. Florence
Klnrado had been on the stand for
some time undergoing a gruelling examination at the hands of Mr. Black-
stock. Finally the lawyer said impressively, and slowly: "And in the
man. waB ' not there only two -girls
would be there in the house?"
Miss Kinrade: "Yea."
"That will be all," said Mr. Black-
stock, and the girl sank back unconscious.
A policeman .attempted to force water between her lips and a trained
nurse was hurriedly summoned. As-.
sis ted by the constable she started
to carry the senseless form from the
rooms./As they descended the steps
of the coroner's office the girl shrieked out:..."I see that man."
She was carried from the room re-
iterating.-the cry-"The man, the man."
The jury in the Kinrade inquest paid
a visit to the (Kinrade home ln the afternoon, spending nearly ah ■ hour
there. No newspaper men were allowed .to acconipany them.'
. -- The testimony , all - tended to show
that the best of feeling prevailed in
the family and that the two girls had
Talways^been'-'affectionate.-They were
in.fact, inseparable. Florence ,'had
never been away from "home except
to sing at two towns'in Ontario arid
the -.Virginia;. trip.', , . .».. ^ .:,.^..,,-,
• Mr. Blackstock took a'great deal
of Interest in .whether Earl Kinrade,
the brother, had ever owned a revolver. He* had only Had one In. the
house once, two or three years ago
. that had belonged to the teller in the
bank ln which he worked. . He had
never heard of Florence having* a ro-
, volver.
■ Florence Kinrade was recalled and
questioned as to how she' had slept
since the occurrence. Sho testified to
the effect that she had slept fairly well
but that on two nights she had "used
sleeping, powders, She denied, ovor
having fired off a revolver In hor
This answer came in  response to
an effort to show that' on her trip to
Virginia she had handled revolvors.
, From this tho examination driftod In-
, to the arrival of the man sho alleged
did tho shooting and tho story of what
* followed was detailed again with fow
additions     For instance     when lho
men grabbod hor as she was getting
ont of the window    she thinks sho
must liavo fainted as she ennnot ro*
member what happened.
Sho did not seo Ethel, her murdered
sister, nnd all tho tho blood until sho
camo back Into tho houso aftor going
out Into the yard.
It was thon that tho man fired at,
her and she ran out of tho house by
the front door. Tho nolso oho hoard
whon sho wiib upstairs gottlng tho mo*
. noy sho took to bo nn oxploslon of tno
furnnco gnu pipe nnd Hho did not connect It with tho man down stairs.
Tho Klnrado family havo boon locked out of their Iiouho since Ihulr return from Toronto. Thoir lawyor
complained to tho crown attorney and
ho ordored tho polico to hand over
tho keys of tho houso nt onco,
HAMILTON, March 111—Thoro wna t\
lull In tho Kinrade murdor enso you*
torday. Tho police aro still work*
Ing on cIuoh, nnd from Information
hnndod out thoy have somo important
oiioh to oxamlno, Hlnco tho ease op*
oned thoy have overlooked nothing
that would havo a bearing on It. Yub*
torday howovor, Iho police woro given
a tip that looks more reasonable than
anything yot received, but thoy rofiiB*
od to Bay more than that until thoy
hnvo had an opportunity of Investigation,
.Thoro have boon somo wild n(orlon
pu'bllshod tn somo Unitod Slates pa*
pj-va, and it !:i lllicly' thc cc4i*j-t3iiCiiJ
ontR nf these papnrs will ho excluded
from tho court room whon tho In*
quoBt Is roBiimod, It Is now stntod
that thu authorities know thu Identity
jf Ml bio 1'illlott whoso name appears
frequently In tho testimony of Flor-
, ence Kuiiaae, and eviuence haw bnun
secured ns to different visits she had
mado In company with tho young girl,
No nttompt hnH yot boon mado to
dig up tho sower leading out of tho
Klnrado Iioubo with n vlow of finding
tho rovolvor.
One of tho latest developments Is
that a neighbor who lived flvo doom
awuy from the Kli.iudo Uoniu be*
twoon 2 and i.,30 In tho afturnoop of
tho murder beard three shots, Ho ti
absont from tho city and It Ib Inipoit-
Iblc at present to confirm furthor thnn
a -signed statement from him tb the
Crown attorney.. _
The city bas been deserted by the
army of newspaper correspondents attracted from all parts to the Kinrade
inquest and it appears to be taken for
granted nothing new will develop until the coroner's court resumes Its investigation on Friday evening. It.
is understood that Florence Kinrade,
her mother'and father will be recalled
and the police say they have, twenty
more witnesses.,
It Ib the intention to call two. alienists who have examined Florence
Kinrade and studied her, on the witness stand at the next session. " The
belief is general that the real crisis of
the investigation will be on Friday.
The police have had Ethel Kinrade's
blood stained clothing in.court, and
bullets found by1 the doctors and detectives but have not as"yet produced
The Crown expects. to have an important witness in a woman who,says
that she saw Ethel Kinrade on . the
street eight blocks from the Kinrade
the murder." The-sewer leading out
home at 3 oclock on the: afternoon of
bf the,Kinrade house is'to be searched
for the revolver, to-morrow ■
C. Montrose Wright, will be called
ns a witness when the inquest if" JM*
DlSTRlC^LEpGER| FERN|E[ B c    march 2o
VICTORIA, March 1&—With, the usual formal speech from the lieutenant
governor, the legislature .was prorogued, a consummation that, while 'der
voutly wished by many, was,the last
thing expected this week as recently
as two days ago. In fact it was only
the sudden weakening of J. A. Macdonald, leader of the opposition, and
his followers in the house that made
this sudden ending-possible.
"At ■ last ntghts session J. ,'H. Haw-
thorawaite, on a question of privilege
read a story appearing in,yesterday's
Colonist stating that" a? recent edition
of Hansard shows that'' Secretary of
State Murphy Informed Mr. Taylor of
,New Westminster that the Dominion
government had not received the resolution of the local house, asking that
the imperial government appoint a
royal commission to investigate oriental immigration in this province.
Early ln the* session Mr. Hawthorn-
waite had been informed that the resolution had been sent. The provincial secretary replied that the lieutenant governor had received ah official
notification from Ottawa that the resolution had been laid before the governor general in council. Hence it
would seem that Mr. Murphy did not
speak the truth.
John Oliver asked leave to introduce
an amendment to the Game Protection
act forbidding the shooting of birdB
with rifles.
' The house got through a lot of business this afternoon The amendment
to the .mineral act was passed, * the
Water Clauses act was given its third,
reading as were the Provincial Elections act, the Game Protection act, the
amendment to the Land Act granting
hand loggers licenses and the'Victoria
Waterworks act. A. E. McPhilllpB,
finding that opposition had arisen ts
his bill respecting the assignment of
wages, withdrew the measure and Mr.
Hawthornwaite's Women's Franchise
act was skilled. This was the result of
the collapse of the opposition at an
early hour this morning. A compromise waa also reached in the Provincial Elections, act.
Hawtho'rnwaite pressed for an amendment aimed * at Orientals, which
provided that all except voters, or
men whohave been on the voters list
and their families, should have to pay
a general license of $25. It was pointed out .that this would be a, hardship
on pre-emptors. > '   ,
sumed. ' "' ~7^y^r~~7~
■ Sadie Chambers, who has been
mentioned in the evidence was engaged at a Manhattan restaurant for some
fpur years, ....Her maiden, name wan
Moorehead, and she" was visited by a
woman named Mrs. Robinson.'' She
la now said to-be in Toronto.
A Kingston despatch says: "It was
learned to-day that .the murdered girl
and Florence were here last summer
on a visit.
Kingstoninns who know the young
ladles speak in the highest terms of
them and say that both were loving
sisters. ' Claude Elliott, mentioned
as having sung" with Miss Kinrade in
Goderich is unknown hero."
The Crown has two witnesses who
claim to have seen thoNmurdered girl
on the street in the aftornoon a short
timo beforo tiie murder,
Members of the Kinrade family testified that Ethel Klnrado was not out
of the houso that day,
Ono porson will likely tostlfy at
tho Inquest Friday that Ethel was ln
a cortaln house at 3 p.m, which would
glvo her time to arrive home about
tho same tlmo, If not beforo bor mother left to warn the polico of the
Charloii Hossack, who claims to
havo seon Ethel out walking about 2
p.m. on tho afternoon of the tragedy
Is positive on tho point, lie claims
ho know the young woman.
Attempts of dotoctlvos to find out
whothor tho Klnrado family ovor hud
a rovolvor havo at least mot with
Now wltnossos havo boon unearth,
ed who will swear that they noticed a
rovolvor In tho houso while omployod
to work thoro.
"Victoria, b. c March 16—with
silk valued at $1,566,382 forming part
0 *a valuable' cargo, and saloon pass-
en^ers and 217 Chinese, of whom only
1 will,pay the Canadian head tax,
^ C. P. R. steamer Empress of Chi-
na> reached port this. morning,    six
a>s behind her schedule owing to the
s Ending accident on Ninashina,  in
*--* inland sea of Japan, which result-
in the plates being .corrugated in-
waVes for sixty, feet, but .which   rented in no further damage than the
sorting of a few rivets, causing leaks
two ballasts through which the
."-■■amer made but three inches of wa-
ter per hour. The liner struck on a
sht->ar and shingle bottom close to a
ro% ledge. Captain Archibald, who
wa*s below at the time, was called,
anH the water tight doors wore up-
j" ^d when she struck and the crew
nubried to their stations. The disui-
pll^e was splendid,
ion * the boats were manned, provis-
J°^ed' and swung out for readiness
in^re was not the slightest sign of
■^fusion. The conduct of the Chl-
kaKe-°n board wa8 considered remnr-
shi\ g00d- An examl"ation • soon
»^wed .that the damage was not at
great and the leaks were confined
" Nob. 1 arid 2 ballasts, and the boat
^ked off the shingle arid continued
j^ker voyage to Kobe soon after day-
°^t.     The passengers were landed
h the steamer docked for five days
n Order to complete the necessary re-
pal*-,8, and then proceeded to Yokoha-
™S which port she left oa March
r"-.     She will dock at Hong Kong to
>• the injured plates renewed, the
*™-a*k occupying about six weeks.   In
A meantime the ateamer is fit   lb
»te&m around the Horn if necessary
'•h the temporary repairs.
• During the late Dominion.election in
Yale-Cariboo, when Martin Burrell of
Grand Forks and Duncan Ross contest-.
ed-they-b"oth-b"appenea~along"the same"
road, a short distance apart between
Penticton and Keremeos, looking for
votes. Duncan Ross, the hindermost,
called at a certain farm house where
a bright little girl came tb the door.
■ Said he: Sissy,' will you give me a
drink of-water? which she.quickly did.
Then he gave her some.candy, and
Did the man just ahead of me give
you any candy?
Yes, sir,.-; n
Then he gave her.a nickel'and enquired:
Did lie give you any money?
Yes, sir; ho gave me ten cents.
Then,, picking her up, he kissed her
and asked:
"Did he kiss you?'
"Yes, sir,- and ho kissed ma too!"—
Kettle River Journal.
'ijh the good old days, when speed
the railroads was not quite so -fast
^B now insisted  '  upon,    Jones and
°*^ith as we will designate them, were
coi^Bge t0 relate' ridlns onrtne   ac-
-•hmodation train of a certain rail-
r°^A and discussing Biblical questions
the-same time.
an*   ' after cow had bl?ei1 overtaken
•5 passed, and the' train was still
te» ezinfi al0ng at the •giddy 'speed of
*< miles an hour over the two rust
*sll>aks that answ<
rails, when Smith
'Jones, you say.that you can prove
r^-rything.. Do you imagine that He
3 , anything, to do with this slow
^ch that we are now riding in?" *
'Certainly he did," responded Jones
oesn't it say in the first chapter of
enesis that on the sixth day he made
creeping and crawling things?"
eaks that answered the purpose of
spoke .up and le-
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*^EW YORK, March 16—Mrs. Chas.
.   rse> wife of the former banker and
th <trust promoter> to-night confirmed
report that', her husband's fortune
'h ' bceu entirely dissipated and that
f"s had to sell hor furniture and her
ioi la in ordor t0 meet th0 obligates Incurred by him In the form of
"^Vyers fees as a result of his recent
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Stores in-all the Principal Towns in British Columbia and Alberta
_"*-. Phone
 Pork -*—r "—i	
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Oup Motto "Civility, Cleanliness and correct weight to all'
Police Made Many Arrests—They
are now out,After All
Soldiers and   Policemen Have to
Protect Mail service in the
French Capital
OTTAWA, Mnrch 1(1—Tho principal
fonturo of to-day's hobhIoii of the Dominion houso wns lho nnnunl slntu*
mont of the Minister of Hallway*. Id
roforonco lo lho Intercolonial Hull*
He Hnld: "What will bu dono wllh
tho road? It was going Into n rut.
Tho crown wna not prepared to any
It was a falluro ns a railway nnd thn
peoplo objected to tho road bolng disposed of, It was thoroforo decided
to oBtubllHh a board of management,
not rosponRlblo to parliament, but to
tho Minister. On tho board It wus
docldod to plnco two high officials,
Air, iii-tiur, tins deputy mimutur ot
rUil] ■•.'*■}••,•, udH cuiiuh, nml tin itttkli]
from ono of tho other great rnllwny*!,
not necessarily n vory high snlnrlod
man, but n mnn of Rood business capacity nnd exporlonco, Tho hoard
would keep the minister informed as
to what wns going on and thereby th*3
mlnUtor and tho dopartmont would
bo relieved of a host of minor and pet*
ty dotnlla which should never have
got past tho gonornl offices nt Moncton, Tho,honrd would got power to
sottlo theso minor t-uc-Htlom* without
roforonco to tho Dopartmont at nil.
Mr. Graham snld tho tlmo wna not
far dlutant when Iho rond would have
to bo leased to some othor corporation
which would take over thc business,
or elso It, would hnve to romnin "Imply
ft Iocnl road.
NELSON, B. C. March 12—One of
tho most Imporiant cases tlmt has
ovon boon'hoard ln Nolson cnmo up
to-day ln tho sluipo of the appeal of
tho C. P, R. against tho nssoHsment
of tho govornment of British Columbia on tho Southern land grnni. which
up to last yoar was regarded as exempt,
Tlio lands Involved amount to over
throo million noros nnd tho amount
In question in about $150,000 a yoar
and ns thc present enses relate to piu
aHsossmont both for Inst yoar and
this year thore is' closo to $1100,000 In
tho caso,
Tho wholo thing will llkoly go to
tho, privy council beeuimo tho compnny Is determined to fight tho assessment.   .
Mr. Preston Cables News of Trou*
bio in Japan—-Canadians
Aro Safe
OTTAWA, Mnrch J7—Deputy Minis*
tor of Trade nnd Commerce O'Haru at
a late hour Inst, night rond n cnblegnim
from Canadian Trade Commissioner
Preston nt Yokohnmn   containing   n
.it.i..   feiaivMiviu   aiiui     huVulUf     t-'itlUl-
•pml'OH bnd hf-en ••\p(>rh'nc*'rt In ."In**.:, i
but that all tho Cnnndlnim there woro
This was all that hnd boen received
officially up to midnight. Thero had
boon uo press despatches containing
any nu-imon ot, tin enrthqiiakc- up to
that hour.
No mention wan mado of nny casual-
Philadelphia, pn.,  March ic~
^Q conference between tho sub-corn*
J"|tleo of tho anthraclto mino workors
J*-' tho operators to arrange a now
"jsroomont  to go  into effect at  Uio
-M'lrntlon of tlio prosont working
''••angomont canie to nn ond late this
'"tornoon without results.
b }v*iHo tho prospects nro not so vory
u'lght for n peaceful Rettlomont, vol
1 "era |H a ray of hopo that radical ac*
"•-•n on thn part, of olthcr may be' nvol-
"•■'■•a-  trl-dlstrlct  convention
"'Uliniolto miners to take up tho
■■J*' of a now agreomont with th
"•Mors will bo bold In
^lusdny, March 23.
of tho
tho op*
Scranton on
Lame, Shoulder
Whothor resulting from a sprnln or
from rheumatic pains, thero Is nothing
so good for a Umo shoulder nH Cham-
borlnln's Pain Halm. Apply It freely and rub thn parts vigorously nt
each application and a quick euro la
cei'taln,  For aalo by nil drugglntii,
°Won in Rogard to tho Boycott
of tho Buck Stovo   Company,
Washington, .Morcii io~Tho Am*
T enn I'Vdnrntlon of Labor may hero-
"tor refer frnoly to the" boycott of
,'o .hick Stovo nnd Haiige Co of St.
'^ulfl, oxcopt, by Inclusion in tho "Wo
"Vl. patronlzo" ljut.
TIiIh in Hiibstanco Is tho docuulon
' wido spruad Importance handed
f^\vu l.rt-dt.y hy tho court of npponlH
i Uiu iJimnui of Columbia tu tho
T'led Injnncllwj <•...*,(.• ul thu Uuek
" ovo and rinngo Company against Dm
"Vnorlcni* Podoratlon of Labor.
^oi*o Than Ono Por day Roportod
Prom Now York from
Last yoar
NEW YORK,' March lfl-Tho so*
■Mlod black hand record of murdor
7>d extortion for thn puM 14 months,
'I known to tho police of Now York
>d adjacent tow mi, Is uuuudiiK, Thn
^•trngos havo averaged more thnn ono
day-Bince January 1, 1»08.
According to Polico Commissioners
' mual report tho number of outrages
"Ve exceptionally large.
NEW YORK, March 1G—Lieut. Antonio Vachris, chief assistant to Detective Jos. Petroslno, who was killed
by asssaslns in Sicily, arrested four
Italians in a littlo wine shop In ono of
tho squalid Italian quarters of Brooklyn to-night, Vachris, who was assisted by half a dozen men from tfio Italian criminal squad, took tlie men into
custody only after ono of their number had fought desperately to escape'
The men arrested nro all Italians. Tho
charge against ihom on tho polico
court olotter Is that thoy are undesirable residents and suspicious characters, but it was Intimated that Vachris hnd roason to bollovo that the mon
had knowledge of lho plot to kill Petroslno, The one who made the most
dospernto attempt to oscnpo Is said
to havo como horo recently from Chi*
cago whoro ho Is alleged to havo beon
a londor In a group of blade hand
Rovolvoi-H and hIIIIoUoch woro found
on tlio prisoners, Seven othor ar*
rosts of prisoners wore made In the
city during tho day, all of whom nre
Dosplto the* secrecy maintained at
polico hoadqunrloi'H 11. Is known that
a world wide hunt, for PotroHlno'H as-
HaBHlnB has bogun, Tlio Initial movn
was mndo on Saturday simultaneously In New York, llnltlmoro, Now Or*
loans and other cities whoro Pntros*
Ino worked recently, nnd wiih fimrnd
by criminals It has developed that
Petroslno dlbd a poor man and steps
havo boon taken to raise a fund for
his family.
In obodlenco to hint met loan of Archbishop Parley prayers wen- said today for Petroslno In all iln* Catholic
church'iH of Now York.
U Is porhaps unparalleled In thh*
city that tho death of it mnn occupy,
nig i'OiroHiuo'H station should Inspire
i'lJih iniii.i iiiui,, ii Mr.if'i■ .nl ('Ibu'i'-i
Ills death has had tlio ofr«-< t of ciilllnj,'
public nttontlon lo the' inuii'Tnui* out*
rngos and crimes of Itallnn criminal*-.
PARIS, March 10—Paris Is In suspense to-day concerning tho likelihood
of a general strike on the part of tho
telegraphors nnd telephono employees
In tho bureau of the post offlco. All
tho branches of this servico are involved. A general meeting to consider tho situation'has boon called at
which a number of organizations will
bo represented. Committees of tho
employees havo boon sitting since last
night to rocolvo tlie reports ot secret,
agents who liave boon out canvnsslng
tho provinces
The .services aro considerably disorganized amid thoro Is considerable ox*
ellemont around lho gonornl and tlio
branch offices. Detachment*- or polico
and military gininls surround theso
buildings and a regiment of Infantry
Is stationed lu tho yard of tho Ron*
oral pohI. office,
Mail wagons are being driven under
military escorts. The employees lay
most, of their grievances io the door
of the under secretary of pouts and
lelegruphH, claiming that ho has hvh*
teniiitlciilly prevented them from obtaining tlio incrofiHi's In salary to
which they are untitled,
If ho wns removed from office the
situation would be much Improved
they claim,
M. I'ataud, secretary of the electric
IntiH' union, Is openly threatening in
call n .complete strike of oleetrlel/ms
In,Purls, Tho general ..HHocliiilnn nf
epiployees Iiiih Issued a statement In
which they protest agnlimt tho ehnige
Mini H-if-liu move would be anarchihile
nn they claim they would i,,. ,,.,.■•„,. -.,
the Interests of their profession.
Wty'NII'Ka, March Ifi-llobert ft...
vmiho.1. 21, || years of age. n fminclliin
.*"•*■■ muni brakeman, was enmhed tn
dentil *i*).JJ.. uimiUi,*;
veil yesterday.
•a nl iv  .H   i.uohe-
Tho directors of the Cranbrook pnrk
Limited, hold a Inrge meeting and de*
elded upon a race meeting this iiprlng
to bo held on May 24 and 2.r». Tho of*
Iclals hnve opened rnrn'Kpoiidi'nf'fi
with tho lending horsemen of wi-Ktern
Canada and the Northwestern HinteH
and anticipate one of the ment sucresH*
ftil meetings over held In thin seel Ion
of tho country. Attractive pun-en nro
to bo put up nnd the horsemen of this
vicinity foel confident that there will
ho o large attendance.
Wm. Eschwlg, Proprietor
, New and up-to-date
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Bar supplied with the finest
brands of Wines, Liquors
and Cigars
(Formerly of Centml'IIotel)
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The Hotel nf Ffirnift
Fernie's Leading Commercial
. and Tourist, Houso
S. F. WALLACE, Prop.
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Bur supplied with   the "bent Wines,
Liquoi-H anil ('i^aiH .
The New
"Will open for huainoHH the first, weel
In March, Unlit oxpreHHly fnr
It's a dandy, come und nee it.
Workingmans Trade
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OFFICE, PHONE 48, '    *>   . ;
RESIDENCE 9   . " Manager.
Lake, Okanagari, Similkameen, Upper._. Columbia,
Kootenay Lake, Arrow Lake, Lower Columbia river, and .Grand Forks, wthjch are all suited to tlie best
grades of, fruit, and which contain extensive areas
of fruit lands. Other districts are west coast of
Vancouver island, west coast of Mainland, where.
numerous inlets, Lower Fraser Valley, Nicola,, the
Grande Prairie and many other localities. In some
oi these sections irrigation is necessary,. and as is
well known water is being supplied where the in-
f](xx of population warrants. Many localities,
which are now proved to be suitable for fruit culture were but recently discovered, for a few years
.ago fruit was only raised in the settlements on the
coast and along the rivers, anrl in quantity that
failed to supply even the limited iocal demand. It
is now an established fact that apples of excellent
quality will grow as far north as Hazleton on the
Skeena river, between 55 and 56 degrees north—
Handbook of British Columbia.
THE new council are certainly doing good
work, and should receive the unqualified support of
every citizen.      The Mayor's and aldermen's ax-
' -*.' '*■*
planation of what they are'doing and what "they
propose to do was very interesting, and we feel
sure that all who lieari them are convinced that
t.tey are sincere. Two of the speakers at tha public
meeting'mentioned the fact of the deadness of the
former councils!and the board of trade. Of course
theydid not mean that nothing had been clone, but
il.at in comparison-to other places, and in comparison to tlie present' business like methods of the
.council, the old councils were far in the rear. One
member of last year's council objected to the remarks, but he rather misinterpreted them, as there
was1 no intention to slur'any'of tlie old'members.:
However, the old ones are not in1 power now, and
it, is with the new we are dealing. Let us get in
one and all and help to boost the city for,all we
yre worth. We have the advantage of all the
citeis in British Columbia in many ways, aud with
.some boosting' can make this the best' of them
all.       ' '  '-" - ■     ■  '      .
JUSTICE WRIGHT of the Supreme Court of
the District of Columbia has issued ah order,-,-re-,
, quiring Saniuel Gompers, John Mitchell and Frank
Morrison, recently sentenced to jail. by him, to
pay.all the costs of their conviction,-amounting,to
about $1,500. This is capitalist justice with a ven-
jail but Ihey.are required to pay.the cost of their
own conviction!
There is'a bit of irony in1 this proceeding which
reminds one of a court ordering a man sentenced to
...-be-hung to buy the rope.and pay the expenses.of
his own executioner. .* ' .
"■ ' Justice Wright is the protege of Senator Fora-
ker who in turn is the attorney for the Standard Oil
Company. It is easy .-enough therefore to .under-*
'si and why these labor leaders-are convict ell and
why they are required by the court to furnish their
own coffins nnd pay the expenses of their own funeral.
There is sufficient reason from tlie capitalist
viewpoint for this proceeding. There can not,
indeed, be any consistent objection to it without
taking the diametrically opposite viewpoint of the
working class. It is to he hoped that the convicted labor leaders who form the standpoint of their
' clnss have'been most outrageously treated will
not- fail to perceive that in the administration of
justice, under the regime of capitalism the, interests
ol' labor and capital nre,not identical and that the
vaunted brotherhood between them is a myth born
■ of ignorance, baptized by false priests and commissioned for its unholy service by tho Civic Federation,
Tlie expense of tlioir conviction will of course,
i-nt be paid by thc defendant**!, but by their unions,
tlmt is to say by the rank and file, the most, of whom
work for small wages, In tho struggle between
0':pit.tl and labor it is always the part of capital,
tbrough its courts nnd ollierwise, to subject labor
unions and those who .support tliem to all possible
(•xpwense lo keep their treasuries depleted and
their members in subjection. ■—Appeal to KeiiKon.
Tin* above is correct, and the workers know tlie
renson, but Ihey will vole ne,;t elcciion iii- tin- very
tiM'ii wlio mnke this condition possible. There is
only one wny—abolish the capitalistic government .
licit inIi C *« tin in If in friiil is preferred above nil
others in Hie markets of Ihe Middle Went, where it
eoiiiniiinds profit able prices. In UHU u small exhibit sent to Knglaiid was awarded the gold un-dul
,-.f 'ho  Nnyiil  Ttm*ti'-tiltvn"<l  <*-.',cii>tv   in  1*W* it  cm*
Florence Roberts, whose position as
a star is firmly fixed) will appear in
Fernie.Opera house on April 19th; In
a new play by Seymour. Obermer entitled The House of Bondage. In this
production'Miss Roberts will have the
highly' capable- assistance of Arthur
Forrest, ■ Thurlow Bergen] Kent ' Bos-
~T\""".» j." -li"' i'"~   a j    x. ..I     *,„„,,,;  af *.-h/> I worth, Herry Gibbs.Ann Warifngton
patches of frmtland are found at the heads of thejand Mary Bertrand     A correct.and
handsome-setting is given the .piece
by John Cort under whose direction
Miss-Roberts js again appearing. Miss
Roberts' entire career, in which' an
unbroken succession of successes have
emphasized her,ability, has given.her
ro role that so' admirably suits her
qualifications as that of "Joan"-in Air.
Obermer's play. The part is that of
the wife of an- intellectual brute, whose
love is killed by the poison of rhetoric
and the knife of double entendre.
Turning from this husband, who is,
among1 other things, unfaithful, Joan
falls in love with a great surgeon,
whom she in - a philanthropic' spirit
solely, has assisted in raising money
for ten erection of a sanitarium. This
surgeon is prominent among special*
ists in brain diseases, and when Joan's
husband develops a chronic ailment of
that sort, he is called on to perform
upon him an operation of a vital nature. -Fortunately the operation is
successful, and through a cleverly "unravelled series of complications Joan's
difficulties are properly and logically
solved. The House of Bondage has
been particularly praised on account
of its brilliant lines. It is-declared
to teem with.smart epigrams and keen
repatree. Mr.. Obermer too, has
shown himself a master of stagecraft
in his construction'of situations and
climaxes. At the close ofQthe sec:
ond act he has given Miss Roberts a
scene in which she is offered' opportunities for emotional acting which
excels any thing .he has heretofore attempted.  *
As we draw near the end of this article the writer wishes to say to the
reader that it was written to explain
the real Biblical meaning of the word
'"Father/ because of an argument\that
took place recently between*two'men.
as to whether it was. right or riot to
call our Saviour the Son of David, the
Son of God, etc. The heart.of David
was the temple of God and according
to God's promises it.could, not have
been otherwise.
By examining the amove references
the reader can enlarge some on ea.cn
reference given, and after comparing
all references you will doubtless see-
that as well as being the Son of God
He was also a Son of David, our Saviour says that. He is the offspring of
David. See Rev, xxii:lG.      ,/.-'
Jesus said unto them: If God was
your Father ye would love me, for I
proceeded .from and came from God,
neither came I.of myself, but He sent
Me. •• Why do-ye,not*understand My
speech, even.because ye cannot hear
my words.
Ye are^ of . your father, the devil,
and the lusts of your father ye wiil
do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the ■ truth,
because there is no truth in him.
When he speaketh a lie he speaketh
of'his own.. For. he is a liar and the
father of it, and because I tell you the
truth ye believe me riot.—St. John yiii
42-45. *       -
See the word mother.. St. Mark iii-
35.- '
Written by F.P.M., a Bible studenv.
WE would like to sec our main street with
granolithic sidewalks. It would, as we mentioned
once before, add greatly to the look of the place,
it would cost practically no more than wood when
-\ou take into consideration the repairs and the
replacing of worn out planks. .It would be cleaner and nicer in"fcvery,way and now would be.an
excellent opportunity to start. .>
" IN connection with a short editorial in last
week's Ledger, which reflected on certain actions
<•;■" one of our citizens we have been shown since
that, our informant rather stretched the point.
From facts now to hand the gentleman in question
was inore sinned against-than he sinned. In future we trust* that our informants- will be more
careful as to what they tell us, as we do not wish
to give anyone more than they deserve.
TRADE UNIONS work well as centres of.resistance against- the encroachments' of capital. They
foil partially from an injudicious use of their power. They fail generally from limiting themselves
to a guerilla war against the effects of the existing
s;. stem,'instead of simultaneously trying to change
it, instead of using their organized forces as a lever
lor the0final emancipation of the working class,
.that is to say, the ultimate abolition of the wages
.system.—Karl Marx;
' PRESIDENT ELECT TAFT was banqueted at
New Orleans on his visit there a few days ago on
his return from Panama. The dinner was given as
a popular tribute-*to the distinguished guest. One
thousand gentlemen payed $25'each for places at
the sumptuous board.. This was all very fine for
$25 for a dinner.- But while this epicurean" banquet was going on there were millions in the coun
try who could not pay' 25 cents for a meal of victuals.—Appeal to Reason.   *
' COMMENTING- editorially - the Frank Paper
has the following reference to the three condidates
in the Mountain riding: "As to the feeling of some
Liberals that it would be a pity to have the district
represented by a Socialist, and that therefore they
ought to support one'of the other candidates, we
do not think there is any justification for it. As
a matter of fact, of the three candidates, there can
bo no question that the Socialist has all the advantage in thc matter of mental endowment, and were
it not for the,fact of his non-residence, that he owns
no property, and cannot be expected to take' a propel' interest 'in tlie constituency, we would pronounce him the fittest man in the running, "
\. THE leaders „of Methodism appear to be in a
turmoil nt present over higher criticism and as' to
the authenticity of- tho first few chapters of the
book of Genesis, or their proper interpretation,
Tn this regard they might take a leaf from the book
ol his Satanic majesty, who is too busy fo bother
with sueh things,
ALL residents of the mining camps in District
IS sincerely hopo thnt an agreement may be
reached at the Maeleod conference, now in session.
The illness* of President. Sherman, nnd his subsequent retirement from the deliberation*-; is much to
be regretted, for he wns always to the front with
the miners side of the case. -
<'..ON'Sri)I'.UABLl'. salisfnetion is felt among nil
i-lassos of citizen*-* at tlm passing of Ihe by-lnws sub
milted to Ihe electors yesterday, showing the confidence the ratepayers lmvo in the men at the head
</,' nlTnirs, nud in Ihe fuliire importance of the city
of I'Vt'tiic. It is (o lie Imped tlmt once the dehen*
ll.res itri' dispiised of, 11n* work will be proceeded
with its fast as lyssibli'.
t.cports in the daily papers of the east emit inn**
to contain iiccoiintN of arrivals of new squads n\
immigrants from the old bind to this land, supposed to be flowing with milk and honey. Their re-
i ent ion iii liuiiiv instiinces is tlie same—met by old
You  'will Say
Is it Possible
*> *>
That I can buy -choice fruit, lands with
a good water'supply; within 30 miles of
Fernie, on the installment plan. Such
easy payments are not offered by any other
company. Write for circular on "Kootenai
Irrigation Tract"
4>   D. W.  HART, (Agt. for Canada) Baynes, B. C.
The broad meaning of father, according to the Scriptures, embraces
much more than is generally. understood to be included.-in the English
word pap or.pa. •' ,    , * ..
A grandfather or a great grandfather
is father of all generations that come
of him, because he caused them to be
on earth, and it matters not whether
it is the great grandfather on the side
of our.father or on the side of our mother. ■ Either and all of them is our
father. ,
' For example the Jews in (our Saviour's time, and their descendants of
this present generation call themselves
sons of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and
Nebuchadnezzar is termed Belshazzars
father tho Belshazzar was his grandson. ' '. .'   "
,, By father is likewise understood the
inventor, the' master of those who are
of a certain profession, the principal,
the-eldest of. the prophets were considered as the masters and fathers of
the rest, who.we're ttieir disciples. '
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For ~tiris~Teason the young prophets
are called the sons of the prophets,
and these style the eldest fathers. My
father, my father, said Elisha to Elijah
the chariot of Israel and the horsemen
thereof.  2 Kings^ii-12.   ,  .    .
A man is said'to be a father.to the
poor and orphans when he takes care
to supply theirTnecessities, is-affected
with their miseries and provides for
their wants. I was a father to the
poor. Job xxix:16.
Joseph says that, God had made him
a father to Pharoah. Gen xlviS.
Jubal was ihe father of all such us
handle the harp and organ. Genesis
740 years before Christ: Tho Everlasting Fathor, the Prince of Peace to
establish judgment and justice forever upon tho throne of David, is no
one else hut our Saviour, Jesus. Chris1:.
—Seo Isaiah ix: 6-7.
742 years beforo Christ: Therefore
the Lord Himself shall give you a slim
behold a virgin shall conceive and bear
a Son and shall call his name. Imm-
nnue), this proved to bo Christ.— Soo
Isaiah vii: U.  *
712 years before Christ: Ho is despised of mon, otc. He was cast out of
tho land of tho living-, etc—Seo Isniii'i
1111. ., I
•187 years'Ijofoi'o Christ:— Thirty
pieces of silver is tho price that the
Israel wat to put upon their Lord. Zocu*
\i; 13.
33 years A.D. Thon JudaB which had
hntrayoA Him, when he saw that he
waH condemned, repented himself and
brought again tho thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and oldors. —
Mutt. xxvll:3. "
•»t ivbiliit.'d In ,,'itidrttt v?t\\\ t ,.*;• fiv*t nvirf* fvcm nil ■''(■■.••••.dn win*. Irnv*** Iipimi out of worlc for iiiont.it*,, unci j
i ....
Fernie Opera House
■.".■iiijiftil.ir*-., wl/il-1 no less tlut'i .'i-vJil iiii.'-IoIh wen-
•*.Y'f»r..a-.. tin* in*1ivt*luiil '-xhibits M*hi<*b miuli*- \\]* thi*
.'nlI'M'tion.     Attain in I!K)0 und l.)<)7. .ollcctioiis
t\f UiMtiuli ('iiIiitdIimi tii-ml'": won llic ttn\A imi>i.:iU nf
tli-* l.o.val Moi'tifiilturnl Snnrti.-N of Kjiirlaml
Tlio fruit Krowiiiir intliiKiry «f Hritinh (folnm1»*r|
w in its infancy, but the. ,vn\i\\H m fur N.>''Ui*n. nr,.*
('(tririin'ini; as to its fiitnn* importim**-'. The nctiinl
vJio wore liroiifflit li'-ri1 unoVr tlu* most niiHlondinw
;.»•! I'-.Uill"'*! ivport-i. What hri-onics of tliiMU? Tin'
whole uiunl-i'.* iu'« tlinist upon un ovci'stoclcpd lnbor
vnrlo't. n 1V\v sci'iiiv i<»bs at nUirvation priccH, bill
the Kn-nt im.jonty nr.* forced ii\ioii ihv cUur'ity ot
e.tizens in trenornl, hociuiM* thoy can find nothing
to do, for the simple rcmum thnt there is 1101111111; to
li*; <lone. Yet the ('rrtubrook ProHpertor ero-iki*.
that Trotter should fie NU'nlled from Kiifjlnnd be-
e*.te'*il of fruit tfi-.-njutf Jut-d lm,*, jn,t v,-| }„.(.n .,*.'< --.um- he in there lu iv*ini prospective Kettler**., nnd
i.'rtuitn-d, but by n **•<,risen»fi\*e ■"■■.fhtmf*** nf ). o-,f 'in inform them nf true condition-*'..
one* million acres south of the .VJiid de-gnu* will pm- j 	
<li.ee nil the fruits of the tenij-enite •torn.*.   The re*'      U your juihu* mi the voter*' list? Koveral who
.MK.iitf'd fruit districts include th*. southern pari. «.f
Vbim-ouvjt MamI amd <he (ln\t island. I^wn-r Frsi-
i-.'T riv-'r viafl.u', Tlionip'-nn rtivr volley, S'hiis\r.-ip
vert',' eligible In vote yesterday could not do soj
'M'aiive they had ne(*|eeled to refjristor the Ju*»|uis*'
ff'np of [rfiperrv
Huudml Dollar Hill
I .cup Yenr Propnwil
Mmi'VcIoiih I'm-I'lcr
I'rci-lpli.itcil Hemoviil
Life Ho-it Miiiionvei'H
Fiji IkIuii-I'tn
Aci'ohh Mt. fbicnie
it lift,!}   .It.I,, tt
Itci-biiiHt'H KeveiiKe
The Outlaw
Oiierlllu (The KiviitcM. hen-
n'lti'-milflh)) nimlc)
Tlw I^'Kcnd of M-ii-fipylN
Hen Hnr
Forgotten One**
Kidnapped by (lypHys
•'T.'h.'h What the llnsc wild tn
inc." One nf the ino-4 iM-ailtlful
*h»|iu1/ii- niix w»itten with a
lnMUliftil M't of kllitiH. Kutin hy
O, I* T**f*lier»'*i»i
Dont forget that I am back,
in the old stand and that
my prices are better
than  ever
Men's Suits   $5.00   to    $20
■ '■'""      Shirts    -75c to   :6.00;
r"      Shoes    2.00 to yy5.00/
"       Caps      50c  to     1.30.
"    : Trunks 3.50 to   y$& *y
~SM'^y^swell~liwe~ofiNe~ckties^^/yr ±    «?^*
LL it L   *\u\/Lt£\       .*»■*•"■"
all styles
, (Next door to Hotel Fernie)
are not      ■■■ •
But here is one that will be
/*   ....V:,
Practical Economy
Profitable Results
By buying your Bread,
Cakes and Pastry
from v
That it what
our advertit**
will be ot interetl to the public, and bring lo you
thit increue ol buiinen you are looking for if you
give ui your (lore newt to print.        ,.
Methods during the many
years of our dealings have
proven the wisdom of trad-
ing with us. While working
for a business we have been
working for a reputation, we
have gained it, and it will be
upheld. Every deal with us
is a satisfactory deal.' We
guarantee that.
I , -a"
, The Official Or-gan of District No.  i8„ XJ. W. W.  of A.
Fernie, B.C., March ZOth.* 1909
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From our own Correspondent s   j
VD.' F. Markland sang "I'm Waiting".and I. Foster gave a violin solo
at the ■ concert for the hospital chair.
These should have been included in
our last week's-report.
Jack MacDougall, an old timer in
this camp, arid who is now running
the Dreamland theatre in town, was
up seeing his old pals at the end of
last week. • „ • ,
Johnnie Loftus, "the Mountain Lion*
has been traced to Michel. When wild
Montana catch him.
Poor old Riley looked twisted up
when hobbling on his home made
crutch for the train on Saturday. His
destination was Fernie hospital, to
which place he has been ordered, to
undergo treatment for rheumatics. Riley, you have our'sympathy.
Jack Ingham likes .coming to see
us-now and then. He always has a
good time.
Teddy'English'is after a widow. He
has been talking in his sleep.   *
"Mrs. Reid, from town,*, comes' up
occasionally to see us.      _ .,
Bob Hubberstey was married to
Miss Cissie Dingsdaie/last week,, at
the.house of;the Presbyterian minister, Rev. Hugh R. Grant, of Fernie.
- The' affair throughout was a very quiet
one, and for the time' being ttienhap-
py pair intend staying in town. Our
own correspondent, who doesn't mlBi
much that's going on- received this
■ bit of news just too late for last- week,
although the event,had taken "place a
•few day's previously. Now, Bob, .the
next time you get married we will ex
pect»you to acquaint us beforehand.
, „    *-
(We beg your humble pardon;- Mrs.
Hubbertsey.   ' •      '     y
... .We'll-be "In, front-this time anyhow.
Jim Stewart, morning fire boss in No.
a r.i
ly.     The lady's name Ib Miss Annie
Wright, and she was.formerly waitress in the Central, hotel restaurant at
i   Fernie".     We hate juggling "with any
","names" and making vile punsTbut this
,1s irresistible.  7-We. hope she Is not
doing Wrong ih changing.' her name
■.from Wright, but we can quite understand it would never do for her to be
Loft.      Our wish Is that it will be
■a long time before she is left—a widow, even a grass one.      We crave
your Indulgence, Jim.
Wo also have lt on good authority
that. Miss Pearson, who has not long
loft the Creek, is about to enter tho
state of connubial bliss.' Wo do not
, know the name of tho lucky fellow,
' but a post card giving the information
will recolvo attention.
Jim Mackay is at work again after
his sudden attack of la grippe.
When we saw Dr. Corson got off
the last train Saturday night carrying
that mysterious black bag wo know
tho stork was not far away, It loft
a fine daughter with Mrs. Jack Jow****.
„ Tho old gossips aro already saying It.
Is tho very HkonosB of Jack. Ah! the
■ giddy old sport. We aro ploasod, as
ho will now bo ablo to throw ovor tho
worried expression which hns causod
his friends bo much anxiety of Into.
A speedy rocovory of IiIh bottor- half
say wo.
Harry Dakar, of boxing fame, ro*
moved ills chattels to Mlchol on Saturday. Ho Ib going in tho mines plpo
Mrs, Jack Puckey visited and took
afternoon tea wlth.MrHj Tom Duncan
on Monday.
"Oh, Mlcklo! Ir it right that. Oy*
(dono has started to work. Ilo muHt
raleo' that stake somehow you know.
What do you say? No, ho hasn't yet,
Porhaps he will someday. You nro
suro to hoar of It If ho doos. Alright
You follows* who Bpond bo much
time nt tho picture hIiow ci'ltlclsin*;
tho linld Rpot. on tho hack part of thu
plnulBt'H hond Hhould remember you
can't hnvo both hnir and brnliiB. Tho
critic with tlio frown clock toil minutes to two foot tins plenty to koop
lilm going.
• Jim Orr and Ilco Ilutton loolcod woll
whon In for tho-woolc end,
Tlio follows nt tho hik1i end of thu
town who hnd n nlKlitninro somowhoro
about midnight not long ngo, and who
fired novernl HhotH from a rlflo fron
their room window nt Imnglnory coy*
otos, can hnvo tho satisfaction of
lcnowlnir Hint Mmv fltnrtled their elnne
neighbors almost, nut of thoir wits ns
viuii un uiutmiK Uio iiruimmiu* tuiih
of nlno bitches and ono dog.
This remind* u» that nt thc prosont
tlmo Conl Crook enn bonst of tho mont
lovely lot of mlfl-nhnpod, mli-mnrk»d,
Tr.1,1 ^^-r. .*.* *■ ll 1 Tl fr    fttlfl    r}tffl    i-'****-   ]r\,.Ut.. «
mongrels ovor pom-osuod by u wustorn
community. If tho dot; ahooUng
(lond hnd popped nbout ono hundred
per cont of thoso Instnnd cf poor old
"Prince" he would hnve had .many
blcHHingn poured on bis hond.
"vfrr-*. Thompson, Mleltol, pnfd nnofh*
or visit lo her daughter, and called on
many ncoualnUinces during tho weoh
When Toddy Traven** spotted th:it
wallet with the dollar bills of biff tit***
tires sticking out, his heart Jumped
and ihotiRht* of a morry trip to tho
old country crossed his mind. With
the-.artfulness of *an old successful
prospector he picked it up aud quietly
slippediit into his pocket and slid into another room to gloat over his newfound treasure. No one dared to
follow, and it is not known what misgivings filled his heart and what mu:-
terings penetrated the silent air— we
guess anyhow they wouldn't be fit for
publication when he found that his
discovery was nothing but a faked
affair used to advertise a place of
amusement.    ,   ,    '
The -nearness of .the departure of
Mrs. McCIi'ment arid family is come;
and her boarders, Tommy Douglas,
Adam Cruickshanks .and Jack Fleming have gone into new quarters this
week. i
A resident of the, creek was walking
down the track to,town one' day recently. He met the afternoon train
.coming up and stood aside to allow it
to pass. - Wishing to avoid gettiug
into a deep bed of snow he had not
much room to spare. Immediately
preceding the front ,coach'was a truck
of sand. 7 A youth standing,on the'
platform of the coach deliberately
threw'.a handful of sand .directly into
the face of'ttie man standing on* the
track, completely-closing his eyes for
the time being. On making inquiries
we are surprised to^learn that it is an
almost everyday occurrence for sand,
coal,, or anything else handy to be
thrown from the train at people on the
track. • tThIs is a. highly dangerous
practice and it has-got tb be'cut.right
out now as a sharp look out is being
kept and, any offender caught must,
hi the public interest, be punished se-
erely enough to put a .stop to it forever. - ■ '
I R. R. Webb from -,Pollocks was up
on Tuesday.  >  ■ '
We don't reckon much of the well
groomed female ' who, when being
shown round our town,on Sunday afternoon, was overhead remaiking to
the fellow'who accompanied her, "Oh
dear, I won't come back here no
more." ,       ""    '        . '7" ~
i_JVe_aee_from_laRt-^wp.<sk?H Ledger.
"that Teddy Coates has been singing
at Michel. "How's she going, Teddy?" and "Does Money Still Talk?"
With all the serious accounts of explosions in mines and "the resultant
great loss of life.Jt is deplorable to
think that we'havei case's .right in our
very midst of men taking matches bi:
to the mine with them. We do not
think, if i the authorities hanged, cut
and quartered aij offender as a warning to others, Itwould have "any last*
Ing beneficial,effecU, There are some
men you couldn't drive sense into with
a battering ram,
Jim Hill has now got controlling interest in the-C. N. P.' C. Corporation.
G, G, S. Llndsey has resigned his position as presisdent and is succeeded
by "Ellas Rogers of Toronto,' There
are many changes on tho board of directors.
Mnsuto the Jap wrestler, was a visitor on Tuesday.
' Ell Ycarby Is back. Ho left the
most' of his troubles at tho' Hot
Springs.  *
Tho now arrival is \V. '.T.'Clurldgo
from Hammersmith',- Eng,
Tho Kid who sells Tho Ledger, up
horo looked suspicious on Saturday,
whon a follow nskod him for flvo copies, , Ho loudly onumoratod thom
as tlioy woro drawn from his bundle.
Whon ho was handed tho quarter.ho
Inspoctod lt most carefully boforo putting It Into his pockot. Just thon nnotlior follow cries out "Say, kid, glvo
mo a papor till pay day." Somehow
this soomd to arouse suspicion ln tho
kid's mind that this must bo n confo 1*
ernto noting as a blind, and out
comos tho quarter for n moro mlnuto
Inspoctlon, The kid looked around
and after tho parting salute "Can't, do
it, follow," walked out with an air
which distinctly rciitl "You dou't find
no flios on tho I.odgor fltnff."
J. MacGulro, photographor, took n
look around on Monday,
A Crook lad. named Robert Mltcholl
had his foot hurt in tlio No. !> mino on
TuoHdny morning, and In'undor modlcnl caro,
11, ISdmundB from town Hni'vod bum*
mouses on tho moniboi'H of llio CO
b, A. A. In connoctlon with a civil
action to ho heard In town shortly, It
hnn caused much tnlk nnd tho local
couiiiiolloi's nro vory busy got)Ing up
tliolr enso,
Mike McLean, ono of tho host, nnd
who only left tho enmp last woolc, )■
In Mleliol hospital, having received nu
Injury to ono of his ankles, In No. fi
Mloliol, Duck tip Mlo'**I tlio boyB nro
nnxious to soo you around again.
On** von'l1** irn in <\ frightful '.*t«i"c
owing to tho melted snow r'ltnnlng off
tho mountain slopos. Thoy nro
chnnnollod to a dnnKoroiiB depth in
some places, The bursting of one
of tlio main sorvlco pipes added to tho
dangor on Tuesday nftornoon,   when
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torn {lup to a depth of almost flvo feet.
A gnlng of men wero put on to divert
tho courso of tho wnt'or lo onstiro tho
safety of teams and of pudoatrlnim,
In WoIbIi circles they have a funny
way of saying things In ISiirIIbIi, Tlio
other day wc •vuli-nd a U'oNIi friend
just recovorlng from an lllnoHs how ho
wiih Rctlnjr nlnnff.     We nre mill pen-
Either of our pastors will be glad to
•hear from "intending .helpers. Mr.
Trehearne willi enroll you in" the united choir if-your talents are vocal and
your heart -has the inclination.
" A- farewefl dance will be given to
Mrs. McClement and family on Tuesday next. ..   •   ■
Pastor MacDonald experienced another phase'of the life' of some of his
flock on Tuesday when he had a lo_ok
through No. 5 mine.     0   '
Wattie Rydeard has come in from
Nicola Valley this week. He reckons
things are quiet and rough but he has
great hopes.
* Wednesday was St. Patricks day,
and we celebrated it with a dance in
the Club hall. A goodly number turned out and music was supplied by oiir
newly" formed orchestra. The decorations, which were arranged by T.
Douglas, were.arranged to harmonize
with the occasion, greeij of course be-.
Ing a conspicuous color. The committee, Messrs. Puckey and McFegan did
things fine, and Mrs. Hodson served
a lovely lunch. Shortly after 1.3(Hii
the morning when the enjoyment was
immense the electric light, slowly but
surely faded away and there were we,
a lot of harmless and innocent -men
at the'absolute* mercy of the ladies;
Past and recent experiences of the
failing of the light nfade us conclude
that all was off; so with the aid of
matches we helped the ladies with Unwraps and headgear. . ,The musicians
had packed their music and their instruments when, as though it were the
caprice of fate, the light returned as
gradually as it had gone out. But
the charm of dancing was broken, and
we, dwindled- into the night.,.-; *' . • '
Sammy makes a dandy nurse. He
must' have had some in' the old country. His gentleness is beautiful to
Men working in No. 19 district of
No. 5 mine could not work through
the break down of a hoist on Thursday morning." . Through the kindness
of the superintendent men residing in
In town were given a ride down1.
•m* *
rtering over hi* reply which was: "I
am a litlo bolter than I was before. I
was so bad as I am now. too."
Preparations for the coming rovlvnl
services are being actively carried out.
• The dance held on Thursday night
turned out a success. Another will
be held next week, time and prices.the'
Mr. Frank Martin has, opened , his
and see some of. our local experts at
the game.     It will'surprise you,
Mrs. Dan James of Coleman was
In town-on Monday. Mrs., James
was here on her- way to Portland Ore,
where she Intends spending the summer months with her sister. ..'
. The opening dance given by Mr.
Kribbs of the Crows Nest Hardware
Company In Newton at theirnew store
was a treat. A large number of the
old town. folks took ln the enjoyable
time.   -    ''■',,'■'
Bob MacPhorson's living picture
show was here on Monday night. Bob
gave his old friends In Michel a -rare
treat. Come again Bob. We will
be most pleased to see you.
Harry Baker, tho well known' Coel
Crook athlete, has come to live with
us, bo beware you gernt gymnasium
~ Tho gymnasium club nro going to
give another concert on Monday evening, when the members are going
to glvo' some exhibitions ln boxing,
club swinging and bar exorcises. Tlio
local nmtctir dramatic society aro uIho
going to .take part, Thoy will stage
a most amusing comedy, called "My
Turn Noxt,' for tho first tlmo In Mlchol ,
13; R.NFoster of Sparwood was hi
town on Monday.
The masquerade ball held by the
Gnllnnt Four Httndrod turned out n
big succoss'on St, Patrick's night.
Thoro woro ovor 70 present In fnncy
dross, Mlsa Annlo Carr took tho
prize for tho bost drossod lady. Miss
Carr appoarod as a ShophordosH, and
Mr. A. Rood cnmo In |or tho gontlo*
mon's prljio; ho roprosontod Lord
Chostorfield (Goorgo III period). Mr.
Jack Huston took off tho comic prlzu;
ho cnused roars of laughtor with his
monkey costumo. Tho following woro
somo of tlio bost contumos: Dntighter
of tho Uoglmont, Mrs, A.' Liid brook;
Queen of HoartB, Mrs. McVlcur; Canada, Mrs. E. Stewart; Wolsh costumo
Miss A, M, Jonos; Shamrock, MIhh
13. Athnrton; Fairy, Miss .loluiHon;
Irish gontlomnn, Mr. H, Stewart;
cIowiih, Moshi'b Wright iind' Hiirclny;
Jostor, Mr. Hewitt, Tho Colomnn or*
ohoHlra provided tho music, which wns
much appreciated, The floor mining*
"or'B dtitloB woro cnrrlod out. In lino
stylo hy Mr. .Ins.  McLeod.
Mr, E, W. HawHon of Vimcouvor
wns In town on Wednesday.
TltomiiH Hammond of Pincher Creok
wnfl horo on WodnoBrtny.
Tho Hov. LiiHhJoy Hull, Ferule, occupied tlio pulpit In tho Mothodlst.
church on Stindny night, Iln proncbod
nn tho Whito ?*l!\ro Truffle' •o n largo
One of our Iocnl storo nmnngoi'R
wns ngnln In fighting attitude Thursday. The boys who verc lucky
onough to bo proRont woro trented to
a ftno exhibition of tho noble art of
t .i■ i.»
•Archdeacon Deor will bo In tho
pulpit on Sunday night nt the English
church. ,|
Twonty four kegs of boor wore con.
sumed at Hllm's birthday party this
week. This coming of age biiBlnoHs
Ir OKpcnqlvfl work for some people.
Hob Mooro of tlio Nnrtehrn hotel
ftave a -yrnnd IrMt lmnqiiet on Paddy's night. There wns ft huge crowd
present, sovoral coming down from
Fernie for tlio event. Mr, Stedninn
of the Kootenay hotel occupied the
chair during tho oujoynblo time.
When a real booster with a little
genius appears in a country burg, you
can always tell him by his.-sign —
that the dunces' are all in confederacy
against, him.    '
, F.' E. Simpson, well known In,the
civilized world as the "Old Man,' who
put Cranbrook on the map, and kept
it there ever since, was in Elko this
week on his return from the Big Red
Apple country.' He acknowledged before a committee of 'business men that
we had the Okanogan and the Nelson district skinned off the map. Our
land, Mr. Simpson says, is too cheap.-
With the biggest markets-of the Dominion at our. doors and land, not rock
and mountain sides, for a song. Take"
the old man's advice and come down
to Elko and.see for yourself. Why
pay $300 an acre for a mountain of
rocks-' that you couldn't even raise
trouble on, when you can buy land all
ready to crop with buyers- for your
goods at. your doors, with mountain
scenery thrown in, for one third the
price. With a few live men in this
district you'll see a change and wonder
why you vneer heard of the place before. We'll toll you later on. But
drop in and see/us'any way.
The District Ledger is' sure after
the grafters, and making a-big holler
for clean government. Fernie offers
about the- biggest field we know of,
after journeying.---three times around
the world, besides residing in Chicago1 several times. We often'wondered why W. T. Stead didnt come to
Fernie instead of Chicago. ' But go
to it old chap, and-may every hair on
your head be a candle to light your
way to a clean finish.
, Last week Chief of Police Leacey
Instructed us to boil, fry or toast our
water before"using it. Now he comes
round and tells,us to rake the snow
out of our back yards and burn It.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Roo of Elko,
and Roosvllle were Fernie visitors this
Percy Stow of BayenB Lake was in
Elko this week; with a load of pumpkins, in tin frames, driving in with
Manager J. D. [Aye's ivory handled
. W. M. Frost,'.the real estate'man,
was in Elko this week' and chinched
a big land deal west of the    town.
.till 1.4a I«'_!_«.. *«.._ ..V -..• -1 *.*- al. *•.-♦■ -*-
uijiO- io—euiug—uneau- at—im*-rate-ui
19 weddings.
Say, did you see ' that guy from
Vancouver peddling sea. weed and
bathing lots.    "".'       '
Dan Mcintosh, one" of the best skin-
hers^ that ever cracked a whip, is back
from Cranbrook, where he has been
with a broken arm. . „   ■    -
It is predicted that several hundred
cottages will be built in Elko this summer, '-■" *
A. A. Gillespie and C. C. Wright,
two of Fernie's popular merchants,
were inspecting Elko's departmental
stoer sites and resident lots ln the
Cottonwood groves.
Big Jim McKee was in Elko this
week from Wardner, It. is reported
that he is cornering'; the hog market,
and will move everything to Elko but
the corner, The pork will start moving.oast about Tuesday or Wednesday.
What Elko needs right now Is 10 moro
stores, 3 good hotels, 2 good livery
stables, bank, fish canning . factory,
2 bake shops,, etc. Write Board of
Trade for further particulars, on the
advantages this district offers to capitalists and long hatred cooks,
Wo visited Fornio. on Tuesday with
the Mrs. and wondored why they'd
built the town so near the snow, We
vlsltod tlio District Ledger hatchery,
and found tho linmaculato and debonair editor (ns busy as a littlo bumble
boo humping hlmsolf with the businoss
oud of tho printing buslnoBs) but a
gontloman 22 carat hall marked; Mr.
Kennedy, the gentleman who handles
tho Big Rod Applo llteraturo, wo
found as swoot and juicy as tho apples, and ho played us Stovo Mann-
linns Mnrch Hound tho Potato Patch
on a Frosty Morning lu jig *.lmo. Wo
then saw whero this gront family papor was printed by n gontlomnn whoso
frontal lnndscnpo romlndcd us of tho
bnnks of tho Clydo tho tlmo wo wero
filling nn engagement with Ilnvorloy's
MhiHtrolB. Ho just run hnlf a dozen
spoclnl editions off, folded llioni up
by nnotlior ninclilno nnd put thom In
our pockot while wo stood there with
onr mouth open like a coilnr door, We
counted fifteen employees Including
two daubing young IndleR Stanley overlooked making us aequnlnted with,
nnd n Htronk thu editor snld wns Wild
Fire Dick, or tlio Dovll, but the way
ho How around iliem iiiucIiIiiob put n
hump ou our back that, would make a
camel look llko n elotlios linn, nud wo
sincerely thank lho editor nnd the
whole stnff for the kindness and eonr*
toHy oxtendod us nnd his Rntnnln im-
JoBty for nllowlng us to got outsldu
with the fifteen centti we lind tn rmt*
Joans. Wo walked ovor to. thn Free
I'i-ishh nnd looked through iho
window, und hiiw throo men, and It
wns too cold io s'and outside while
ono nf thom mme outside, ho wu aid*
doood hut they told us that we didn't
ml".,   »aa,<M,       11.,.    T'M'   '»■    *'  'O   .'*  I       •'
  *  .    -■-   »* .*a   Uka*      aa.-.'. .
build the town m> near the snow.
\V. C. Lenccy wna up to Fornio on
Wodiuisdny. We hopo bo will nil urn
with the J37.r.0.
It'« remarkable tho way Fernie tins
built up Hlnre the big fire, nnd proves
beyond n doubt flint there's some good
men In Pernio, nnd It would havo been
n renl benefit to IVrnlf* If nome ef Hie
citizens bad been drowned when tbey
wore babies.
Prc-aldi-nt White of tho Pernio Mul*
llgnn Mixer-** unl-m Is in Elko ihitt
If Julius.- Ceasar, General Jackson
aud W. H. Taft are the three best
men in the United States, Billy Ross,
and A. S. Goodeve, are the three
best men in South East Kootenay.
For good reliable news of the fruit
district read the District Ledger. It's
the best and biggest and the cheapest
paper in South East Kootenay, and
when It speaks of fruit land it means
muck, not rocks like they peddle out
Nelson way.
Just send' a copy of our advertisement to your friends and remember
that our- fishing tackle is the best
that's In the1 world. Catch em all
brand, union made, which should appeal very strongly to the divvy up So
cialist."        ' '
When George Meikle of the, Hosmer
Times heard we were in Fernie he called us* up on the phono and asked us
before the Mrs. "How the Hole in tlie
Doughnut Tasted,' anil Stanley refuses
to publish our reply.. *
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H. McMillan, wife and child, arrived in Waldo oii "Friday. They intend being residents of Lower Waldo
again after an absence of a year.
W. M. Frost spent Saturday,-in
Baynes conferring with Supt.-J. D.
Aye of the K. R. Land Company regarding the irrigation ditch that Co.
is having built from Rock -Creek,' to
their property, a distance of four
miles. Work will be resumed at it
again as soon as frost, is out of the
ground, and at the rate it is coming
out ot the.ground now'it will only be
a few days at most. Mr. Frost left,
for Spokane Sunday' morning, going
by. way of the C. P.R.
The Ladies' Whist club gave a whist
party on St. Patrick's day in the' evening. The husbands were invited;
and • invitations were extended to a
number of outsiders. We not being
among the favored few, have not heard
how* the prizes were awarded. ■■ We
do not wish to-be understood as reporting that a few were present, for
we have it that about forty were present. There must have been cake
and ice cream enough, to keep "one's
Inner man for some time. We havo
been told that we will be escorted to
the next event of this kind with a
brass band of three pieces. One has
comes known that* he- reports for u
leading paper.   ■ '  " ■
One of the moBt* enjoyable affairs of
the season was a dance given by the
bachelors of Waldo and Baynes, in
the club house. The music was the
best that' has been heard in Baynes
for some time, Leroy Campbell of
Fernie leading with the violin. At
midnight dainty refreshments were
served by the ladles after which the
dancing, was resumed till the wee sma
hours had lengthened Into the longer
ones that reminded all that there wns
a day's work to do.
It is good to hear the. robin and seo
the blue bird once gain", Baynes is
enjoying the arrival of both these pleasant little chaps.
■ F. W. Adolph spent several days
last week ln Montana; having business
with G.N. officials at Whitefish. He
also took a trip down to. Kallspol,
. S. J. Morrow commenced work on
James Fusle's house on Thursday mor*
ningi and oxpects to liave It ready for
the brldo and groom on their return
from their wedding trip.
Wo have, boon told that J. D, Plpor
may be employed by tho Adolph Lumbor compnny to run tliolr planer, if
so wo hopo ho will move his fnmlly
II. Lamb niul his mother nre quite
sick with nn attack of grippo. Wo
hope to soo thom about, soon,
the well known General Merchant
pleased to make '
announcement that he carries all kinds of .Merchandise
and just received tlie
stock of Fishing Tackle ever seen ln*re.    Some zealous
person might call me a
but Fred Koo is hnppv
knowing that ho has a reputation in
for variety which is worth nioie to him  than untold
Keep your'eye on this   advertisement   and
we'll -give you something to write home to
your aunty about
"Him who *ha.th  -gets"
and if its not coming your way  its because you don't buy your goods at the
right store.   Have you tried our fine tea«
and coffees, our fresh andjlelieious fruits
aud confectionery, our high grade pure
foods nnd table delicacies.
Try them and
see how low our prices are
for superior goods at the same time.
There's a reason why yon can always depend on getting the
,   ..   best value for your money at .'
THE   FAIR    	
~V^SWfWs~^VSV~"^^sh   STORE"" ■r__
Phone 17 Goods Delivered Free
Mrs. H. M. Flsk of Crows Nest was
In town on Tuesday.
Wm. Graham is attending the Joint
meeting of the operators and mino
workers at Maeleod.
V. W. McGulre of Lethbridge visited Coleman on Tuesdny. ■
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jj COLEMAN.' |
Many Colomnn people uulobrntod rit
Patricks dny by nttendliiR tho cole-
brntod Irish piny, Kerry Gow, nt the
oporn house horo Inst, iilitht, Tho performance wus the best Coleman tins
seen for mnny monthii. The slwjo
sconory first clnss. The show wns
Klvon under the niisplcos of the Fraternal Ordor of HuRles.
Tho concert, nt the opora houso on
Mnndny ovenhiK for the benellt of the
blind wns not u Krent usccesH, I'nfor*
tuunloly the eoniuiliti<e oiikhk>--1 ii
movliiB picture show Hint proved to tie
n dlHiippoiutnieiit. The bund tire de.
HorvInK of moro putrniiiiKo by the .'.'It*
IzeilH of Coleinilli, Why not eiK-oill'ilKi'
Its members who nhi> up so much of
their tlmo to n good institution,
Mossi-h, Alex nnd Oiiiiuiin Smith,
contrnetorH of LethbrldK**, pnld Colemnn n business visit on Hnturduy. The
Messrs. Hmith are stockholders In
the Colemnn Mereiuiilli* Co, nnd nr*'
both woll plensed with tbo cliniiRos
llliui'i ill the i-hm; liUlfttlllj* winch ih
now the Ini'tadi-it uml bunt equipped on
die Alborta side of the I'nun.
Dnve atnuffer, who quit bis posltlnn
us electrlclnn for Hie Conl Co. here,
*i   tniv   u'f./.v-.,   ni,i,   I..ft   nn   Qn*w!»ti*  tt,r
the const. Mr. and Mrs. i-ltauffer
during three yenrs reshlenro here won
tho esteem und ronpeit of everyone.
Their wido circle nf frleiidH In Colemnn will wIkIi them every , mieeeiiH
whorever they mny make their new
home, Mrs. fltnuffer left for Northern Alberta on Kniuiilny ulght,
The lievInK mniem mi Tuesdny ov*
enitiK between C1i,ii1i-h llurrows nnd
Sailor Wood* resulted In n victory
for IIiirruwM In Dn- xi-ath (wind. Tlu*
attendance wns not very Inrgi*. The
scrap was refereed by nick KIurb.
'Don't forget tho Fireman's" bnll
Menzle's hall on Mnrch 17.   .
The adjourned meeting of tho citizens to celebrate on the 2*1 lh of Mny
wns held In the Herald Hall Tuesday.
G. fi. Armstrong, chairman of the
delegates to meet, tho Nicola delegates
reported thnt Nlcdln would co-opor-
nto every possible.way. Tho mooting
decided to run tlio sports under tho
iiUHpicus of the Merritt Athletic club.,
nud n meeting of that association is
to be hold on Tuosdny next,
Tlio hockey match played between
Morrltt nud Mlddlosboro ut Middlesboro resulted 2 to 1 In favor of Merr*
Itt. Tho gnmo wns the best plnyod
this senson; it wns u celnn good com-
biuullon gnmo. Hoc. Curtin wns rel'-
oreod nnd ho Is n good ono for tliut
A smoker nnd nt home wus held at
the flruml Hotel on Hnturdny. Songs.'
recitation**** und speeches were In or* j
dor nnd everybody Imd n good time. |
Mrs, Richards of Carford wns u vis-i
lior'In Morrhl on Wednesday.'' j
It, 1'aiil of l.nndysinlth wus n pus-!
sengur oil WednusduyH train nud ls!
Htuylng ut  tlie Grand hotel j
Tlie celebration to be held on  Hie
2'ltll Mny will lie the biggest thoy ever,
held In the Valley, ■
Mr, ,Ios, Gray, nuiniigei* of Hie Mill-,
dlosboro  milieu  nrrlved  nn   WoiliieH-j
duy'H train from tlie     cumm, hiivliigj
been ihen* on IhihIuchh with llm hrieta
of his coinpiiny,
Tlie Hlliinlloii ut Ml-ldlei-boro Ih at '
a sluudHtlll' the men are on eonipnny'
rale of pay pending u coiielllittlon '.
board. I
Archie .Jnrkson hnd 'a runaway on!
Friday, but femininely wan nm j
hurt. I
"■'Millie Ilnlley arrived from the roust i
>/«,     I. < t.,»a,,-,..,. J   .>    It,.,,,, i
Thlni'M nre mil veunlnir nleiu* ,*i-'
smoothly nt the mine* ns they niulu •
io be, portly due to red tupe mid of-|
flcloiii-uonK' if Nf.uiie men Imd (>|inrge|
of two strnwH tbey would fire tbeinl
lo show their aiiilioiliy. !
An i*)ei nun el im* <Af.riii.|iH will be
held on Snturdiiy In Ilylnnd hnll.
The Finns und Kwcden are print Icing for n tug of war on the .Mill of
,    A complete line of samples of .
Fall Suiting's and
Worsteds, Serges
and Tweeds
Up-to-date Workmanship
Moderate Prices
tlOHton, Mnicb 18--(],*-nrK-- Thorn-
dike AnfftAlH, the "frleri-l tit Annth mil
UllU," at the veteran lender of tlie hu-
twine edtientlonnl movement in the
1'iiiiiil States una culled, died today,
ak-xiI Si"- yearn. In ISt\t\ utter Hi-eitiK two
hom-wt run to death In a race he bi**! tnhll-ih.-d more iban
'fij in for gooit I'uituit ir«.    I'lkn*
iuimK r»t«.     AAArrti Pfllntl Avumii*
A     iil'JHisiTI'     TIIE     HObPITAL     X
ennie liiteremed iu humane work for
dumb nnlmiilH, ami prompted by the
atllon of Henry 1'ernh wlio lu ihul
year Htarted lho New York noeleiy for
ihe ri.-w.'.uil*m of I'mciiy u> Aiiluinls.
.Mr. AiiKelN fntuhllHlied "Our l>iiml>
Anlmali." Sinew thnt time he hns been
attlvely eiiKBKed in the Irifereitta nt
IiIh chosen work and cmu-vd io be e**
:»,*.«•) banAe af
Terrible Stories Brought of Great
Suffering From a Rather
Strange Disease
Indians dead, from a strange disease
at Fort Chippawa, and several hundred in the other four posts of the
Hudson "Boy Company in the Mackenzie River district, is the startling news
from the far north, brought by Angus
Brabant, inspector of trading posts
for the Hudson Bay Company in the
Mackenzie river district, who arrived
in Winnipeg to-day. .    "'
There are nine other posts in the
district which will not be heard from
until the river opens in June, and the
latest advices from there were early
in October and already the plague had
started to do its deadly -work.
-•Hunters on the trail are suddenly
stricken with it aud trappers in the
bush are seized with it with fatal results Inside of a few hours. In &
country where 85 per cent of the population make a living directly from the
fur they sell to the Hudson Bay Com
pany it is a serious thing when, the
fur catch amounts'to practically nothing. This is the condition this year
and Brabant says that less than one
per cent of the people are engaged iu
trapping,, They have all turned to fishing but the fish are exceptionally poor
and scarce.
Lynx are said to be responsible for
tho scarcity of furs, for once every
seven years for some unaccountable
reason they track towards the east, not
in a band but singly, covering a swath
of some two hundred or more miles in
width, and killing off any animal in
the swath from east to west, .
This has been the hardest winter
ever experienced In the Mackenzie
river district according to tho oldest
Indians. For two months the thermometer averaged 38 below zero, and frequently dropped to 70 below. In this
weather the Indians .wore afraid to
venture from their shanties and to add
to the troubles the snowfall was phenomenally deep. ,
Marathon Winner Beaten by  the
Italian Distance Man—Im-
S. mense Crowd)'
Y., March 17—Before ten thousand
■ >■ spectators, a large majority of whom
were his compatriots, Dorando Pletri,
last night defeated Johnny Hayes in
the rubber match for Marathon supremacy. The race was at the regulation distance of 28 miles,, 385 yards
arid was run over a ten lap track in
Madison Square Garden. Both men
were in excellent condition.
From the starter's gun until the end
of the race the Italian led the Ameri-
can boy.      lii the seventeenth mile,
; Dorando started a heart breaking gait
° which Hayes was unable to follow, and
before half a mile had been run the
foreigner had gained a lap, and then
. had a breathing spell. In a short time
he started off on another dash, which
Hayes could not meet, "and soon had
 another-lap-to-thc-good. , .—
Silver Dart has Accomplished
Number of Remarkable
& -   *
From this stage of the journey there
was little doubt'as to the result. Dorando simply jogged on behind Hayes
and in the final miles romped away
from the London Marathon winner,
defeating him by half a mile in
2.48.06.    -
NEW YORK, March 17—A representative of the Aero club of America,
started to-day for Baddeck, N. S. to
view the flight, of the aeroplane Silver
Dart next week, for the Scientific American cup.
The first trial for the cup was made
July 4 last when Glenn H. Curtis, and
tho Junebug won the trophy, making
a flight of 5090 feet, which at that time
was regarded aa a notable performance. The minimum distance allowed by the rules then was one killo-
The rules are more severe-now. The
minimum distance is twenty five kilometres, a" trifle less than sixteen miles,
but for the Silver Dart this should be
easy, as the machine last week flew a
distance estimated at over twenty one
miles. " .       ' -       ' ;
The old conditions have been altered
so as to permit an aviator to try for
VICTORIA, March 16—News of a
land slide.burying three villages involving the loss of hundreds of lives,
probably over a thousand at Pendjaloe
In Java, was brought by the steamer
Empress of China.
", A part of Mount Kentjana fell, eliminating tho villages of Tglboeboahn,
and Tollo Bangoe, and but one num
and two children escaped to tell the
tale, ■
Tho ground wns still working when
the mail, left, tons of earth slipped off
and down,
Crowds were flocking to see the awful Rights where offlnlnls wore currying on the work of recovering tho bodies buried mostly below tons of earth
unci debris.
Tbo stench wns awfjil nnd n poslll-
onco wns fenred. Dogs nnd birds
woro feeding on tho corpseH exposed
to view.
the trophy at any timeT^rovtded'Tffit"
he-gives satisfactory notice, but each
new challenger must exceed the distance flown by his successful predecessor. If the same competitor wins the
cup for three years he will become
permanent owner of the cup.
Wallace    ...".. 7. v "---• 605
Whimster.......  .'..........-... 491
Robertson   ..-.     423
Volume .*..'  411
Gorle ...  .'.." -. 365
Total \  2295
Kennedy  523
Stanley   ...    ...  473
Kirkpatrick    -^48
Woodhouse    '.... 43'9
Buckley    '  408
Total -....0 2291
Very sorry, but have to admit that
the majority was a measely 4 in favor of the Free Press. * *
To be siwashed by a fluky 7 and
then taken into "camp by an equally
lame majority of 4 Is almost too
much for even such game sports as
we be. However, we are too honest
to juggle with figures, and so won't
grouch when we lost because we yelled
loud and long when we won; but we'll
grab you yet.
The sporting editor of the Free P.
threw himself out of joint last week
over the spoils of war which they had
secured in their recent matches.
'We investigated the much prized
trophies nailed to the mission ceiling
of our cotem, and it sure is a mission
celling if ever there was one—we mean
the sort of missions that ar-2 maintained in heathenland. After several futile
effort to locate the door without running chances of being maimed for life
we passed up a little alley and saw a
few old cigar boxes tacked to the wall
with some illegible scrawling attached
to. them. The Free Press wobblers
cackle over these so-called trophies
like a two month old pullet that had
layed -fifteen eggs in four days and
a half. Some place we read about
a Certain class of people being.
"Pleased with a rattle, and tickled
with a straw."
John Wallace, the Financial editor
of the Victoria Ave. Trumpet, made
the crack to his mercenaries that If
they lost tho game and he didn't average 160, he would sure pay the shot
for the bunch. Well John was saved
this trouble but not through his* own
efforts, as the 160 average mark is as
far past the aforesaid John as the
Ledger io in advance of,the Free Press.
Bertie Whimster is no longer in the
pink of condition. He has been staying out after nine at nights. It is said
that several social events recently
pulled off were too much for his peculiar .constitution. His theory about
getting them all on the first ball has
been all shot to pieces.
John Volume was painfully fatigued
.aM_-n^_do_ub*L_was_suiferirig from the
The Circus. Manager Believed in
the Principle of the Square
\-     Deal
QUEBEC, March 17—A cave-in on
the Transcontinental railway, about 20
miles east of La Toque resulted in
tho death of five laborers. Further
details woro unobtainable this afternoon. ' ..
REGINA March 17—It is understood
that tho Robert Simpson company.of
Toronto have purchased a large lot
on one of Reglnns principal streets,
Tlio price .Ih $25,000. It is said they
will eroct a large departmental store
this summer.
after effects of the strain.of writing a
column about the game without coming over to consult our dictionary. His
foot gear was disguised, at least his
sox were not visible, but the spectators and participants in the game are
pretty hang sure he had them on.
John Gorle made a most efficient
rear guard, and the way in which he
gathered up the tail end of tho score
board showed that he was a'past master at that job. However, there is one
thing not to be overlooked—he might
have made less.
Jim Robertson has added , another
little chapter to' his book, "How to
Average Over a Hundred." , ,
It is evident that as bowlers our popularity is waning:     Guess our only
chance to be popular is to join   the
chorus of some opera company.
To have his. property sold under the
hammer; his creditors paid off on the
basis of fifteen cents on thc dollar;
to be discharged in a court as bankrupt, then to raise $1.0,000 and send
checks in full to all creditors who had
settled their claims on a fifteen per
cent basis, all within a period of three
months, is the extraordinary achievement of H. S. Rowe; proprietor of the
great Norris-. and Rpwe circus.
>Vho will say nowthat there are no
honest men?   "   , ,   *.'
The story of- the recent "financial
troubles of the Norris and Rowe circus
read more like a pretty piece of fiction
than a transaction iri business in tbis
prasaic old world of ours
The starting of Norris and Rowe's
financial troubles dates back to the
spring of 1906 when the great fire
and earthquake that visited, California, caught the showmen in its trail.
Their daily expenses exceeded $3000
per day, and they, were playing to an
average business of $150. Their losses
in and around California were tremendous. AVhen-the big circus got
north as far as Portland the effects of
the earthquake were not noticeable,
and the business-of the show jumped
to Its always large proportions.
Along in the fall the circus made a
tour of .Mexico and the bad luck they
encountered early in the season ie-
turned, and as a result of the Mexican
tour the finances of the firm were reduced to a pitiable extent. They managed to get out of the* country, and
were on their ^way home through Arizona, when the flood took bridges off,
and again the circuB met the luck that
reoccurred so often during the year.
They were compelled to lay ln Globe,
Arizona, for thirteen '.days, and after
they were able to get away they were
compelled to cancel all of the dates
that had been advertised and make a
jump to Santa Cruz, Calif., the winter
home of the show.' When they got
home' they figured up tho losses of
the season and found them to be $97-
The show took the road again the
following year and- were only fairly
successful. The following year the
panic came on and it seemed impossible for the snowmen to strike their
former successful, pace.
Unable to meet their obligations,
they were forced into bankruptcy, the
property sold under the hammer and
the labor of,years passed away, and
Norris and Rowe were practically
penniless. '   *.  "
Now, here is where the pretty part
of the story comes in. In the successful days, H. S. .Rowe grub staked a
friend of boyhood days to $2000, and
sent him ,to Alaska to seek his fortune.
That was the^ last' heard of Le Roy or
able for
flavor.   The big black
plug chewing tbba(x».
Canadian Pacific Ry.
Are you contemplating a trip tp
The Orient
.Honolulu    °
New Zealand
Are you conteiriplatlng a trip to
Or any Pacific Coast Point?
Or is it a trip to
Now. doing business' at the Johnson-
Faulkner. Block; , Office hours 9-12.30
1.30-6. *-*
B. C.
Office Henderson Block, Fernie B.C.
.   Hours-9 to 1; 2 to 5; 6 to 8.
.   .Residence 21 Victoria Ave.
W. R. Ross K.C.   ' J.S.T. Alexander.
Barristers and Solicitors..
Fernie, B. C.
St. Paul
Boston New York
Or any European point thought of.
Tho line is equipped with unexcelled first class cloaches, tourist, and
standard sleepers, and dining cars,
coupled with safety, speed and comfort.
For folders and complete Information apply to R. Reading, Agent, Fernie.
J. E. Proctor,
.Dlstrlc; Passenger AKt
Calsarr, Alta.
Secretaries of Local Unions
F. C. Lawe                   Alex. 1.
7,     LAWE & FISHER
„ Fernie, B. C.
A. McDougall, Mgr.
Manufacturers of and Dealers in all kinds of Rough '.
and Dressed Lumber
■f',i '. --
Send us your orders
Lumber Dealer
Pioneer Builder and Contractor of
n J
BANKHEAD, No. 29: James Fisher
BELLEVUE, No.    431. Fred Chap-
2633: William Gra-
2688: James He-
No.  2387:   G.  H. ■ Gib-
2587: George
We did.
We are firing away at the
.old business
Hosmer, B. C.    "
' t
All'kinds of rough and dressed lumber
Vl«t*»rla Ave,
Hortta r-ornle
E. A. Kummer
I*. O. Kummer
Builders -and Contractor-***
WINNIPEG, March IC—Thos. Bur*
rows, travelling salesman for tho Red
Deer Lumber Co. for tho last six
years, whs found dead in a room at
tho Mansion houso on Saturday,
ACCIDENTS will hoppen In the
beat    regulated    homer*;    and
having u box of Zam-Buk handy Ib
a precaution that has saved thousands of
families much worry and expense,   Them
It never any knowing what a (imail Injur/
may lead up to If neglected.   The stoppage
of the bleeding, or the pain from a cut,
bum, "or »eald, lull* many people Into a
falne nense of tecurity,   Dutt getting into
a wound may »et up fettering, Inflammation,
■nd blood-poiionin*-*.    In a similar way, a tiny cut mny
be the starting point of Itching and irritating eczema; and
the spot your child scratches on his head, the unsuspected
beginning of ringworm or some   th r hair-destroying scalp
2am. Buk. while such « pirfcet hetltr, li tlio th« tnvtutett tntmyvt »Vln*.).wM.j.
iciU, cut!or bi-u.li promptly ind rtirulirlv drMMtt with .hU rirt and rich
hand*, (nr lUilt nlWftvt *.»'■•• yum-Pii*" <• AMy timi..
Ur*. W, Cork*,**, Ji.Kicl-nwnd &j*i»f<-,
Monlrtul, un i- ""•I' till immUon •»«•
ro^ KUaM en hit rifht tu from thi
trnM ti th* *akU-. T'iIi Injury w»» vory
fcM l#i|t'fctV-| *i*lt '-* i»n*i i ■*•*-* *   t'
anal nothing but ftm-IJuk. *•.<! H *»i«
wooAmfel how ooolliu ind wothlnf It
Hovint ll ww him week* Ufo-m thi l««
*!■ ftiully hMla-1. but then wm nut t tear
Wt toXwwhiri he hid ten wild«l* As
thi boon 'finuld,' ! ttitnk 7-im-iml- ii
wtlhooi muil."
Mi*. II, G'rdlMtaWi** timJUiitionSiw*.
nrnnlforil, OM., uy«)*-*l find Zwo-Uok •
•plindld in-*!" of children'! Inluriii. My
llllln lioy tiiirws/l Mi fool yery ludly o- ''"
riaVk' IM <i( lh* itrm, "*>« Ikta
lotaplri'iily liiittum ntl.uiAfct h*(t * «^.i
foot, th* wound turoUic lo » runnms -or
on tin
i[ip!l -o
d.teiirjeihi Hid fitttriruj. draw out tW
ind (rally bttltti tin woor«J
Xiinllttk ft a po»IUrai iff. «*-«rUln tan for ./ t«. hur , l-rtilw-., imi'm. Vik*,tf*}'ririt
w*^U-™.t^Zi^-X**to*t*'' '• wi. »«•>•. ehi|<Vi"dhin«l«, eoM-oitkl, thllblilnj.
SaiaSw«, tu<. tti. .Uu-- »t.*',n, . • ill Utxr *-Hrt '■'u.J******* • *''*_•"'' • ■• *rt*'*?-
B2ffiwilMnioSp^iiiT««:t«<l.i»eur«io.i]»l i. hwnull.m, »nd KUlica. AllDruulMl
?r°t sKrT*iii"»is£-T»«.••*'■*•**'•** ••■«•«••■*■*•■ '""■,rnm•'«•**••'<•■•c*-Toronto.for .r&
Minneapolis Journal: Tho completion of four big' oloctrtc locomotives
for tho Great Northern Railway will
mark a new event-In the history'of
oloctric traction in America, as * it
moans the use of tho three phaHo system for heavy traffic work as woll
as tho first attempt to handlo tho en*
tiro traffic on a main track lino with
electric power,
The Cascade tunnel In tho hoort of
tho Cnscado mountains, Washington,
on tlio Great Northorn main line, is
2.011 miles in length, and tho Intention
is to operate all passengor and freight,
trains through this tunnol ns woll as
lu the two yards at each end of the
tunnel, by electric power The plan
eoiiHlsiH of tho development of a wator power of 7fi00 horso power In
Tumwater Canyon. Tho power plant
Is located on tho Wonntchoo lllver,
about throo milos wost of Leavenworth nnd the electricity is transmitted about thirty milos to lho tun*
, Tho approximate cost of tho work
Ih $1,2fi0,000 and It will ho lho llrst
attempt In tho country to handle
freight on heavy grndaa with anything
bill (he utoum locomotives Tho electric locomotives aro highly Interesting
oloatrlcnlly and mechanically, Thoy
nro of tho double truck typo the total
length Is -Ify foot; tho rigid whcol hns
a luiHe of only 11 foot so that thoy
can tnko tho curvoH without nny difficulty
The total weight, of each locomotive Is Ilii tons and all of this weight
Is on tho four drivers.     Tho drivo™
".m t\vn  tent  tn  (1ln•motPl,
Tho motors aro wound for a pros,
suro of ,100 volts, but tho lino pronH*
ure Ih MOO volts, which malcofl It no-
<*c83airy to carry special stop down
trmisformors which add considerably
to tho weight of Iho locomotives,
Va.*;.     a-aa*. ^...tata^'a.     1.,..     aaa'«      ..a.i'.'.."      *,*■. 1,1.'.'A
motors, which J» an Importtint ono is
thnt thoy oporato nt n constant speed
regardless of grades nml lo.u..
The economy ot tho plan Is nppai*
ont when It Ih tnkon Into conslc-ernt*
Ion that, a speed of 16 milos pur hour
will I).* maintained at ngnlnst eight*
miles pec hour with tho 2S0 ton mill*
let fj-p.a nteam lotrimnDve*. now In tiHe,
thereby onabiln-** tTio coiBpsny to nearly dnutilo the hourly tonnngo through
ll.-- tunnel It wfl) bo it biff lmiw>rvt»
m*nr over thfi pretent Jr.ethod of hauling piiHseuger trains, ns passongcrH
will not be vunaytA by wnoke or by
| VialH.
When the news of the bankruptcy
proceedings was published through, the
land, Le Roy in his Alaska home read
of his friend's trouble, and if occurred
to him that a little balance was coming to'Rowe out of:the-grub stake.-'He
got busy with the telegraph wire and
as a result Rowe, who^was considered
down and out; was made aware that
$150,000 was his. Mr. Rowe immediately purch,ased his show., back and
then lie didSan act that the angels in
heaven have no doubt recorded. Ho
made out checks In full payment of
100 cents on the dollar for all the
creditors who had settled their claims
against him on a 15 per cent basis.
Of course according ';to law these
bills were already paid and Rowe was
free from obligations in any way, but
he could not see it that way.
The greater Norris and Rowe circus
with H. S. Rowe, solo owner and
general manager, without owing any
man a dollar, will take the road In
tho spring.
This man Itowo deesrves success,
and ho will nb doubt meet with it,
J. H.
FERNIE, No. 2314:
No. 1263:
Thos. Biggs.,.
Walter    Wrlg-
No.  2497:   J. D.    Both-
per.    .
1085: Harry Coo-
No.     574:  Charles
LILLE, No. 1233: J
Smith,    a
T. Griffith.
2275 — J.
Galveston Negroes Have no use
for de White Trash—John-
son, It's up to You.
2334;  Charlos    Gar-
Board and Room, $20,00 per month
Firs. Desleaures,  Prop.
Estimates Furnished
Maeleod, Alta-.
The Two Charlies
Charlie Chamberlain
Charlie Seattle
Drop in and see us
. Teatp Work, and Draying..
\ V|
Dealers in Wagons,   Sleighs, - Dump
Carts, Spring Rigs and Harness*   ,
0. N. ROSS, Manager
Stoves!     Stoves!
MAPLE LEAF, No. 2829: H. Blake.
—Charles Brooks, secrptury.
Prosidont W. G. Ward, W. H. Brown
METFORD, No. 2698: John Curran.
Dupon, Box 490, Lethhrldgo.
ROCHE PERCEE (8ask) No. 2072:
Lnchlnn McQuarrlo,
GALVESTON, March-16—If tho col*
orod heavyweight champion, Jack
Johnson, who Is schodulod to arrive
hero on Saturday next, cannot deny
that ho hiiB a whito wlfo, a doinon*
stratlon bolng arranged in his honor
by the negroes of Galveston will bo
callod off It was planned to moot
Johnson nt the station with a band
and lo lmvo processions all ovor tho
Receptions nnd othor functions uro
also being schodulod but londors said
today that everything hltigod on the
truth or faulty of tho report*, about
his whito wlfo,
Hueoptlon committoomon say that
limy consider lho innrrliiK*-' of n white
woman byJohnHon would bo n violation of tho laws and customs of the
country of his birth.
Joshua Craig.
Wm. Whito.
No. 26*18:—
TABER/ No. 102:
,  TABER, No. 1050
Lachlan McQuarrlo,
TAYLORTON,  (8aak.) No. 2510:—
Jos. Twist.
TA8KER, N. D,, No, 2863:— J. E,
WOODPECKER, No. 2299: William
P. Carosella
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes
Gents' Furnishings
We have the cheapest and
best line of Ranges, Kitchen
Stoves and Heaters.
New and Second-Hand Goods
Painter and Decorator
Causes Much Dismay in Italian Police Circle?,   ff«j tIII he
is Danger
NEW VOItK. March 17— Tho World
prints a cablegram from I/mdon,
which woh written hy tho Dally Clirtm*
'do  frirrn»>i'S»,f'ln.)t   i>   •VTIlnTt
''The Italian polico nro (u a stiito of
trepidation over Mr. Roosovolt's arrival In Naples early In April and they
learn with tllBmay thnt tho .ox-presld-
ont's wlfo and three chlldron Intend to
sojourn ln the south or Itnly until the
end of .Tiiiif*. livery oltort will he
made <o prevent Mr. Roosevelt from
cettlmf foot In MMmtna tind lho cnrtli.
quake reRlnn.
Tho MesHlmi district from tlmo Ini-
mernorlnl ha» Wn the atranghlod of
Mafia and In vl<*w of the cx-rrosldcnt's
strenuous campaign ngnlnst tho secret
criminal Wisociatloni the movement
I would be Mt..ndc<I with centre rfslr."
In ho matter of an application for
tho issue of a duplicato cortlllcato of
title for tho East half of lot 10, block
30, Town of Vornlo (Map 734.)
Notico Ih horoby glvon that tt Is my
Intention to Ihhuo at tho oxplratlon of
ono month after tho Iirst publication
hereof n duplicato ot tho certificate
of Titlo to tho nbovo mentioned lnnd
in tho nomo of Ann nigftfl, which cor*
tl'tcnto tn dated the 21st day of May
1900 and numbered 5050 A,
District RoKlstrar
Land RoKlstry Offico
iVti.oou U. C.
Fobruary 11, 1909.
Give tne a clmueo mi your work
B. C.
Prince Albert Express Jumps Rails
Just Outside Regina—Slight
RROINA, Sask. Mnrch 17—Tho C.
N, H. train from Prlnco Albert, duo
hero nt. 7.2S to-night was wrecked
about n milo nnd a quarter from the
city.   .
Tho bngfrngo car, two day coachen,
and enfo car loft tho rnlln but romnin*
ed uprlflht nnd wero undnmnRod.
A brolcfn rnll I* *»M *o havo biMtn
the ennee nf tho wr«k.
In tho mattor of an application for
tho lssuo of a duplicato cortlflcnto of
'Inlo lor ihe SSfcmt. U-*.*. \i* ta.-. i*", '*.;■...:.*.
30, Town of Fornio (Map 734.)
Notico la horoby Riven that It. lo my
Intention to issue nt tho oxplratlon of
ono month niftor tha first publication
hereof n duplicato of tho cortlflcnta*
ot Tlilo to tho nbovo montlonod lnnd
In the name of Ann Digs*, whkh r-ir-
tlflcnto la dntod tho 12th day of July
1007, and numbered 7S30 A.
District Re«l«trar
Land Registry Offlco
Ntcd-iou IK C.
February II, 1904.
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Author of "The Prisoner of Zenda
(C<jpjri^t,i*W5.AQthony Hope Hawkins,
*" JK.etnington^Xype'W'riter Co., Z,tdT.
344 Pender St. Vancouver, B. C
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The Bank of Hamilton
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every requirement of
depositors consistent
with conservative banking principles.
"There's another tree gone!" fried
Basil Williamson, the rector's second
eon, who was giving bis retriever an
evening run. ,7 "
He raced through the rectory gate,
across the road and Into the avenue.
A second later the garden gate of
Woodbine cottage opened and Julia,
the ten-year-old daughter of n widow
named Robins, who lived there, came
out at full speed. Seeing Basil just
ahead of her, she called out, "Did you
He knew her voice—they were playmates—and answered without looking
back: "Yes. Isn't it fun? Keep out-
Bide the trees—keep well in tbo meadow!"
"Stuff 1" she shouted, laughing. "They
don't fall every minute, silly 1"
Running as they exchanged these
words, they soon came,to where the
bough, or, rather, the two boughs, had
fallen. A tragic sight met •'their eyes.
The second bough bad caught the unlucky farmer just on the nape of his
neck and bad driven him down, face
forward, on to the first He lay with
his ueck close pinned between the two
and his arms spread out over the undermost His face was bad to look at
He was quite dead, and apparently
death must have been instantaneous.
Sobered and appalled, tbe boy and girl
stood looking from the terrible eight to
each other's faces.
"Is he dead?" Julia whispered.
"I expect so," the boy answered. Neither of them had seen death before.
Tbe next lhomeut he raised bis voice
and shouted, "Help, help!" then laid
bold of the upper bough and strove
with all hia
might to raise
it The girl gave
a shriller cry
for assistance
and then lent a
hand to his efforts, but be-
tween them
they ■■ could not
move the great
log. ,
Up to now
neither of them
had perceived
Next on the
scene was Mr.
Browniow, the
muster   of  the
been  1 n bis
try   \l>'•*»*.*, lac'   .UC   I.UUgU   O.UU . jMCaaiaU   Uig
eiuall "tyrant with the imitation of a
seesaw.. The fallen bough suggested
no danger to his slow moving mind. He
leaned down toward the bough.- with
outstretched hands, Sophy no doubt
watching his doings with excited inter-
eat while the wind raged and reveled
among the great branches over their
heads. Enoch tried to move the bough,
but failed. In order to make another
effort he fell on bis knees and bent his
back over It "
At this moment there came a loud
crash, heard in the rectory grounds
and ln the dining room at Woodbine
cottage, tbe email house opposite.
■ Tlie butler now came back wltn a
hurdle and two, men, and Enoch
Grouch's body was taken Jnto the.saddle room at the hall. Mrs. Browniow
tjotlowed the procession, Sophy still in
her arms.'v At the end of the avenue
she spoke to the boy and .girl:
'■Go home, Basil; Tell your lather.
aud ask him tb come to the hall. Good
night- Julia. Tell your mother, and
don't cry any more. The poor man is
with God, and 1 shan't let this mite
come to harm." She' was a childless
woman, with a motherly heart, and as
-she spoke she kissed Sophy's wounded
/orehead. Then she went Into the hall
grounds, and the boy and girl were left
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In vain will the readers of this
tale of romantic love and brilliant daring search the maps of
the world for the picturesque
land of Kravonia, wherein lovely,
fascinating Sophy and her mysterious Red Star played their
parts. . This much we may,tell
him before he embarks on his
voyage io Kravonia. But we may
assure him that when he reluctantly parts with Sophy, sometime scullery maid of Morping-
ham, Essex, England, later spirit-,
ualistic medium of Paris, France,
and still later of high rank in
Slavna and Volseni, in Kravonia,
the country of her adoption will
be to him, like Zenda and Graus-
tarki more real than are many of
the smaller, actual kingdoms of
the earth. Sad and tragic in some
of its aspects is the love story of
Sophy of Kravonia, but its pathos is' so lightened by devoted
loyalty, hardy bravery and tender, self sacrificing affection
that at the end the reader will
surety feel its telling ' has not
been unworthy of the master
hand of its famous chronicler.
"He's dead, poor
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.   suited
OTTAWA, March 17—The Manitoba
boundary question is likely to have to
stand over until the next session oil
parliament. Tho Manitoba government
declined to accqpt the proposed boundary as outlined in the resolution last
session of parliament, and subsequently demanded a larger slice of the Territory of Keewatln. This necessitated
tho consultation of the Ontario government by tho Dominion authorities,
and lt cannot bo dono bofore the ond
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take place at nn early dato,
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SEATTLE Wash. March 17—Steamships for snlo' and charter aro at a
promlum on tho Pacific coast and tho
Alaskan transportation lines are Bonding agents Into tho Groat Lakos country and along tlio Atlantic to nogotliuo
for craft to bo usod this summer In
carrying tourist parties from Seattle
to Alaska.
Tho Alaska-Yukon Pacific Exposition, which opens in Sonttlo on Juno
1, Is of courso attracting hundreds of
thousands to the Northwest aud that
many of thom aro going to tako advantage of tho opportunity to seo
Alaskas .magnificent glaclors und of lior splendid scenic beauties, is made
ovldont by tho fact that excursion ro*
Rorvations on tho rogular boats of the
linos aro already mndo to tho full en*
paelty, No loss than a dozen other
largo ntonmoi'B aro olthor now on tho
way to Pugot Sound, or Bhortly will
be, and IhcHo will hnndlo the balance
of tho traffic,
Ah it now Htiimls no loss than thirty
largo craft will ho engaged constantly
throughout tlio uummor In carrying
excursionists hack nnd forth on tho
six dny Alnaknn trip,
Tho traffic officials of tho IIIH system of railroads and tho Chicago, Milwaukee and SI. Paul oatlmato thnt. nn
less than 1,000,000 pnHKengorn, bound
for tho Expoultlon and tho Pacific
NorlhwoRt gfinoriilly will ho hnndlod
through St. Paul during tho Exposition    T-inHnrt Tlio    Tttrrlivn*,    nyntr-r.*)
pulls a Hlmllar (mtlmato upon Its hi»-
InoHS over tho Oregon Hhort Line, Union Pacific and Southern Pacific.
All of these roads* are making exceptionally low round trip rnt.es nud nro
granting stop over privileges hereto-
* - ... 1   ,   *      *•      a , , ■       ,     ,.
.v.**    Ua*t.'.«4a«U   U.<    V„a,.li     a...'-     \t. fc. h.-CayCfc
offered It will bo possible for tho VJx*
position hound tourist to hoo ovory
scenic wonder that Ilea botwoon tho
MlHsisalppI nnd Seattle, Including Iho
a rand Canyon of the Colorado, and
the Colornod KockleB, IlanlT on thc
Canadian Pacific, Yollowuwne park,
Southern and Central California, with
the YnHemltn vnllo}* nnd nil of the
On Mar<-h 1st tho oxpoultlon was
ninety tlxe per cent complete-, to that
no quest Ion romnin* if ever thero wa«
one, that tho big fair will bo opened
on the day announced, June I, with ov-
a-yU.Uit,l|.u pUm.
-greenhouse and beard tlie crash of tho
bough, Of that ho took no heed. Nothing could be done save heave a sigh
over the damage to his cherished elms.
Hut when the cries for help reached hie
earn, with praiseworthy promptitude
he rushed out straight across bis lawn
mid. though he was elderly and stout,
dropped, Into tbe ditch, clambered out
of it and came where the dead man
and the children were. As ho passed
the drawing room windows he called
out to his wife, "'Somebody's hurt, I'm
afraid!" and she, after a moment's conference with the butler, followed her
husband; but not being able to manage
the ditch, went around by tbe road and
up the avenue, the servant coming with
her. When these two arrived the
squire's help bad availed to release tho
farmer from the deadly grip of tho two
boughs, and bo lay nbw on his back on
tho path.
"Ho's dead, poor fellow," said Mr.
"It's Enoch Grouch!" said tho butler,
giving a shudder as ho looked at the
farmer's faco. Julia Robius sobbed,
and tho boy Basil looked up at tho
squiro's faco with grave eyes.
"I'll get a hurdle, sir," said tho but*
Icr, nis master nodded, and ho ran
Something moved on tbe path about
a yard from tho thick cud of tho lower
"Look there!" cried Julia Robins. A
little wall followed With an cxclomn*
tion Mrs. Browniow darted to tbo spot,
The child lny there with n cut on hor
forehead. Apparently tho Impact of
tho Hi-coml bough had caused tho end
of the llrst to fly upward. Sophy had
boon Jerked from her neat Into tho air
and hud fallen luicl: on tho path, striking ber lieml ou u Mono. Mrs. Brown-
low picked hor up, wiped the blood
from her brow nnd saw that tho Injnry
wiih Alight .Sophy begun to cry softly,
-qi,.] Mrs Browniow soothed hor.
"It's his little girl." snld -Julio Rob-
Inn "Tho littlo girl with tho mnrk on
her elieok, plcuue. Mrs. Browniow."
"Poor little thing! Poor littlo thlngl"
Mrs, Browniow murmured She know
tlmt dentli had roUI.-fl the child of her
•Iv rolntlv.. nnd protector
The Ilomun Cnthollc church is arraying its forces ngalnnt the growing ovll
of profanity. Archbishop McEvay, of
Toronto, In addressing a ranst* mooting of men following a rocont, demon*
Miration said:
"Tho crying aln of this country and
tlmo Is cursing nnd swearing.     It  Ih
*.l...a.    t t Ci Jl rt ..(.. II,    44I.U     tl.litVti,    4Mll/n
their unntx in loiter nho'it the ntroetn
whoro thoy nro Ruro to hear It. Any
man .with a. spark of faith or manhood
should avoid lt. Tho man who »ayn
ho cannot break hitimolf of tho habit |
la both cowardly and untruthful." |
•Olio butt oniy to inlngle with groups
of mon and young boys crowding tho
thoroughfares of our cities and towns
In tho evening to renllzo how fur tho
filthy tongue Is becoming n nntlonnl
ovll, We do not bollovo tho onus of
atommlng tho torrent of profanity
ikbould he thrust upon |"*-a<-hera, although they ran do much to make tho
halt-It- unpupuhu. Wllh imrentit: nnd
employer* rents a responsibility thoy
should not ahrink, and while wo recog-
nI*o the danger of cncourAglng tho
too free u*# of thc officer of tho law,
* few Military evam-plci mad*? of foul-
mouthed blasphemers would have a
vthoietomo effect.—****;**-..
ROUCH! Tbat is the name, and
In the interest of euphony lt la
Impossible anot to regret the
fact! Some,8a*f_ it should be
spelled "Groutch." which would not at
all mend.matters,,though it makes the
pronunciation clear beyond doubt—the
word must rhyme with ''crouch" and
"couch." Well might Lady Meg Dud-
dington swear lt was the ugliest name
she hud ever heard in her llfel '•'Sophy
was not of a very different opinion, as
will be shown by and by. She was
Grouch on both sides—unmixed and unredeemed—for Enoch Grouch married
his uncle's daughter Sally and begat as
his first child Sophy. Two other children were born to hlra, but they died
lu early. Infancy. ; Mrs, Grouch did not
long. survive the death of hor llttk)
ones. She was herself laid ln Morp-
Ingham churchyard whon Sophy was
no more than Ave years old. Tbo child
wns left to tho sole caro of her father,
a man who had married late for his
class-indeed, late, for .any class—and
was already well on In mlddlo ago* Qo
held a very small farm, lying about
half a milo behind tbe church. Probably ho mado a hard living of It, for the
only servant ln his household was a
M.p of n girl of fifteen; who had presumably both to cook and scrub for
him and to look ufter tho infant Sophy,
Nothing Is rotnembcrod of him in Morp*
Ingham. Perhaps thore was nothing
to remember—nothing that marked him
off from thousundH llko him. PerhapB
tho story of his death, which lives in
tho vlllogo traditions, blotted out tho
Inconspicuous record of his laborious
Morplugnnm lies within twenty-live
miles of Loudon, but for all that It Is
ii Bcquestered aud primitive village It
contained, at thin time at loast, but
three houses with pretentious to gen
tlllty-tho hnll, the rectory nndu Btnall
er Iiouho across tho village street, facing the rectory, At tho end of tho
stroot stood the hull In Its ground*.
This was a handsome rod brick Iioubp
net In u spacious gurden, Along one
side of tlio garden thero ran n deep
ditch, und on the othor sldo or the
ditch, between It and a largo meadow,
was n path which led to thc church.
ThiiB the church mood behind tho hnll
grounds, nnd, again, aB has been anld,
beyond tho church was Enoch Oroucli'a
modem farm, held by Mr. Browniow.
the owner of the hall. Tho church
path was tho fnvorlto rosort of tho villagers, and deservedly, for It wus
Blinded nnd lieiiutltlcd by a Ono double
row of old elu'H, formlug a stately avenue to tho humble littlo houso of wor*
'Vi i*.t. "v.*.*.*.*.'*.•■ *-*» •>i'<1T*itt.i.*r In t.t\fi ffi}y
IRTvS lilnoeh Grouch wns returning from
the vlllngo, whero he
hud been to buy tobacco, tits little girl wa*
with him, It was wild
weather.    A gnlo hnd
Mn. Brovmlow soothed her
together on the road. Basil shook his
fist at the avenue of elms, his,favorite
•'Hang those beastly trees!" he criod.
"I'd cut them all down if I was Mr.
"1   must go and tell  mother," said
Julia, "und you'd better go too."
.   "Yes," he assented,1 but lingered for
u moment, still looking at the trees us
though reluctantly fascinated by them
"Mother. always said something
would happen to that little girl," said
Julia, with n grave and Important look
in her eyes.
."Why?" the boy asked brusquely.
"Because of that mark—that mark
she's got on her cheek."
••What rot!" he suid. but he looked
at his companion uneasily. The event
of the evening had stirred the superstitious fears, seldom hard to stir iu
"People don't have those marks for
nothing-fio mother sayB." Other people, no wiser, said the same thing later
"Rot!" Basil muttered again. "Oh.
well. 1 must go." .,
She glanced,, at him timidly. "Just
come as far as our door with me. I'm
"Afraid!" he said scornfully. "Ail
He walked with her to0tbe door'ol
Woodbine cottage and waited till It
closed behind her. performing the es
corf with u bold and lordly'air. Left
ulone in the fast darkening night, with
nobody In 6ight,"wlth no sound save
the ceaseless voice of the angry' wind
essaying new'mischief in the tops'of
the elm trees, he stood* for a moment,
listening fearfully. Then lie' laid his
sturdy legs to the ground and fled for
home, looking neither to right nor left
till he reached the hospitable light of
his father's study. /The lad bad .'been
brave In face of the visible horror
Fear struck ■ him ■ in the^ moment "of
Julia's, talk about the mark ou tbe
himself, yet he was mysteriously
afraid., ■    .""
Suit of Clothes, $5 and up, Hats $1.00 and up,
Shirts SOc and up, Underwear $1.00 per suit
Kefoury  Bros.
Temporary building between Northern Hotel and Henderson block
8 Andy   Hamilton
1 Tinsmith and Plumber
|   ■-    We can furnish you with estimates in
| o anything in our line
twenty-four hour*, and
In the previous night n
inlghly tough had Imvd
snapped from one of
the great oliun und hnd
fallen with a crash. It
lay now right neron*
tlu* path, As they went
to tho village her father
had irtdu!|*.-d Sophy with » rldi> on tft#
bough and «he begged a r-mawal
of the treat on their booMward Journey. Thc former wan a kind man-
mora kind than wlae. aa It proved, on
thlt MtaftJon. fie *«t tbe child afttrad
AU> nn th* thieit cnA of the- bnngh, then
want to Ub* oUs<t end. which waa nncb
alander#r.  Probablv hia object waa to
SOPHY GROUCH bad gone to lay
n bunch of flowers on her father's grave. From the tlrst MrB
Browniow had taught>< her thin
pious rite, and Mrs, Brown low's dep
uty, tho gardener's wife, lu whose cot
tnge Sophy lived, had seen to its [>une
tual performance evory week. Things
went by law and rule at the hall, foi.
thc squire was a man of active mind
nml ample leisure. Ills household <'■>*!,'
was n marvel of Intricacy and mliinti*
ncss. Sophy's coming und staying lino
dovclopcd a multitude of new clause-
under whoso benevolent yet strict op
erntlon her youthful mind had been
trained in tho way In which Mr. Brown-
low wns of opinion that It should go.
Sophy's face, then, wore a grave niul
responsible air as she returned with
utops of decorous slowness from th-
snerod precincts,. Yot tbo outer man
ner was nutomatic-the result of seven
years' practice Within, hor mind wns
busy. Tho day was oue of'mark In
her lifo, She had been told her destined future and wns wondering how
sho would like it.
Hor approach was perceived h.vn tall
and prefty girl who lay In the meadow
grass and munched n blade of It whleh
bordered tho path under the olm trccH
"Whut  a   demure  little  witch   hIio
looks!" laughed .lulin Itoblns, who wiih
much In tho mood for I might it that
(hi,v,   greeting  wltli   re
spoiiHlve  gleam  of  th<>
e.vcs the minllght whicli
fell In Mperl'IcM of I'.n'.t'
mice through the leave-
above.    It  i'v:ih ii wu*ii<
in.'*' day,  and  summer
was  in   her  heart   lou
Yet not for the ronim-m
cnu-o with young mnld-
en-i     It    wiih   no   lieu
sen -<■• about lovi'inal.liiu
Lofty iiinhltlon wnn In
the i:iiho today.
"Sophy firwnch: Sophy (Ironeh!" she
crleil In a lilu'li. merry video,
Sophy raised her eyes, but her step.*
,, , i <        a,.,,,.,
.,, *   ,<•   4   ,|fltt ,*< if.        ...IU   (,,<'   /,4l««.l   l...*alA-
uvod "•wi". nf horlnnky. \ci\n littlo lei*"'
she ennie up to where .lulin lay.
"Why don't you soy Just 'Sophy?*"
■»he leaked, "rrn the only Sophy In the
v liln uo"
"Sophy   {"Jroiirh1    Sophy   Grouch!"
,,,4l..l iVlVftU-V, \i-*n.ui\i,
(To he continued.)
Tliflt mil ilnwil
In'ililn her.
, The reason so few robberies take place in tlie •
Citios is because people take their money to
the Bank instead of keeping it around the
house or carrying it around with them. By
supplying a means for the safe keeping of
money thc banks afford a protection i'or both
life and property.
W. C. B. Manson Manager
Companies Act 1897! Canada, Province
of British Columbia
(Nn, KM,)
Unequaled at a Cure for Crouo
"ftowMosi hi'ln*-' 'in I'veejlent rem"d)
I for colds and throat troubles,   Cham-
'••-llliilih ClMIKli   ili-lii-.nl>   U UlUKlUHled
as a euro for croup," nay« Harry Wilson of Waynt■town, Ind. When given
■is soon as the cioupy ruugh appear*.
'his remedy will prevent tho attack.
It. It. -used *ijrce*-;.i51> In many ihous
ind1* nt i,'nni"*i. "■'■•r **«l" hy nil Ar-ir
THIS Ih to certify tlmt the "1-ugh
& l.lvlngstnnu Lumber Co. Limited."
Is authorized niul licensed to curry on
hUHluoHH within the province of HiIUhIi
Columbia, and lo carry out nr effect all
or nny of iho obJeclH ol the compnny
io which the legbdntlvo authority of
the Lcf'li'lalui'o of IIiHIhIi Columbia
The lienrl office of the Coinpaiiy In
situate at the Town of OI.oIoHh In Hie
Province of Alberta; the amount or
enplial of llm Ciiiiipiui) Ih Si-veiil) H.e
tlioiiMiiid (lollmm, divl'lc'l into Hi'.eti
Hundred iiikI fifty shares of one hundred dollars each.
The head office of the company in
(IiIh province lh sltunte nt. I'.Hunoiitli,
rind William Stewart  llerrnn, lumber*
nmti    ■■•tirian     nddi-fiuo        |a      Kltr inmilll
aforosald,   Ih  the  attorney   for    the
(liven iimler my hand am) Honl of
office nt Vl'to-Mii, I'to-tluo- tit Brit If...
Columbia, UiIh firtiM<uih day or December, one tliouHfuu! nine hnuilred   anil
(li'tglatrar of .loliu Stock
Tlie objects for Which this <'ulil|i;,IU
Iiiih been extnidiiiheil nnd llceintni me:
The purchase of Umber limit.-.. the
mi'niifiwtiire and sale of lumber, ,'n
iliullni! the mnuufnituie of tlmh-TH,
u-lephom* pol''«. 11*"■■■, shlnRles, lnths,
boxes and nil other klndr>*«l products
that .-.-.n be made (rom Umbr-r; to pur
chase or sell other lumber Iiidtif-trles
or the Flock thereof, nnd generally to
iutty tut il.-- liUi-iTu**>**■ f.f rn-AdiifartWT"**
*)*v) f.ll'* nf Uie prfidin tt of finitier t*:t*f
lunil.tr. M«*h I CD
NOTICE is horoby glvon that application will bo mnde (o the parliament of Canada nl' the present session
thereof for mi Aet Incorporating a
coinpiiny under the name of the Kootenay and Alberta Hallway company,
with power in behalf of thc company
1. Count met, equip, tnnlutnln nnd
oporato a lino or IIiich of rnllway (a)
From a point on the Ciow'h N'ohI
branch of tlie Canadian 1'nclfle Hnll*
way between Cowley and I'lneher
Creek, KlittioiiK 111 the province of Alberta, thence In u tioiitlicrly direction
pinsHiiig through Heaver Valley to the
Xoith Kootenay Pans, thence in a
Houtheily direct ion down the Valley
of the Flathead river, in the province
of ltiltirih Columbia, to the Internal-
loin.I buiiiidary. (It) From, at or nunr
the nfoiexaid point on the Ciow'h NoHt
Hunch of Un.* Citiiniliau I'ailflc Hallway, thence In a tiouUietly direction,
piiNxiug ut or near the town of I'lneher
Creok through thn FiHliboiirn m-tUo-
lni'iit, th ion nil the 1'loinl Indian He*
nerve, down ihe Milk iltver Valley to
the International boundary al or near
CouttH. te) A brunch iiim from it
■••■iim at or mar iiu- crohhiim ot tlm
li, D.i
..«■ '■■:..)
bertn, thence In a (■tiinlieily direction
down to the South wom corner of Mio
lllood Indian Kei-crve, patting In thn
vicinity of .Mountalnvlew, thence down
the Valley of Lee« Creek to Curdn*
2. Acquire and ullll/o at earn and
water power for comprcnninK air or
generating electricity for any purport')
and commercially dealing In tin* name,
3. Cnnatrurt, control nnd   operate
relerrnph nnd telephone biwtt
t.   Knter into ngreements wllh oth*
• r It'-<!«•/!;• ■ tfinipnril'"*
SCillcliorR fnr the Applicant*
Dated at Ottawa thin 'J.'.th day of
January 1&09
AI-Yh.mHK IN  I'lIK ..K.M'KH V
No. 8 Slyer Eastbound '.. 24.18
No. 7 Flyer Westbound  1.55
'No. 214'Eastbound Regular .... 18.25
No. 213 Westbound Regular,  9.46
No. 23G> Eastbound lst class .. 9.00
No. 235 Westbound, lst class ..20.16
NO. 252
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No. 251
•      1.35
OLSON      "
■•- 1.02.
* TO RENT—Furnished rooms, with
bath at Howland avenue, opposite the
Baptist church, *"
LOT FOR SALE—Lot 13 block "2,
Hosmer, apply A. J. , Limb, Coal
WANTED—Partner, in good paying
bulsness, with five hundred dollars capital; apply post office box 238.
Piano for sale—$200 cash.   A   bargain. Apply Ledger Offico.
'   LOT FOR SALE—West Fernie, Apply Ledger OITice.
FOR SALE—3 Hose comb brown
Leghorn cockerels, also eggs for hatching. Leghorns or Buff Orpington.--
Apply T. Kynaston, Coal Creek, Track
Side; Fernie. - It
For hotel accommodation the cNap-
anee is the place.
cDr.  Higgins was up from Hosmer
on Wednesday. ,
Business lot and building for sale-
Apply to W.  R.  McDougall.
,B, B. Mills of Hosmer was in town
this week.    . °
Patronize home industry and smoke
Crow's Nest Specials and Extras
E. O. Cohron of Waldo was in Fernie on business.
'    Nothing so refreshing at the week
end as a hot bath. Try Ingram's.
A smoking concert will,be held after the meeting.
The cuisine at the-Napanee is the
, best in the city.
E. R. J. Forster of. Sparwood visited Fernie on Monday.
For a good comfortable smoke get
Dorenbecker's brands. They are
home product.
J. G. McCallum of Cranbrook was
in Fernie on Monday.
Beef, mutton, pork, veal, hams, bacon, lard, etc., only of the very best.
Phone 41.
F. G. Waller and wife of Hosmer
were in town this week.
o    ;
The Napanee hotel is prepared to
handle travellers and other guests.  <-
Nice fresh lettuce at the Palm.     „
Phone 41 for, the best of meats.   .
W. Mills visited at Lethbridge dur-.
ing the week.
'• The most interesting place in town—*
Ingram's' bowlipg alley.        •   y .
W. G. Norris. ot** Coleman paid Fernie a visit on Thursday.
• ' Mr. Boynton was registered rt the
Hume hotel in Nelson on Tuesday.
■ C. C. Wright in his new quarters in
the Henderson block.
Let us take yogr order for a new
spring suit, Satisfaction guaranteed,
The Misses Euler. ,   ...
Mr. George F. Stevenson will sing
at the Drumomnd Recital.
The Club cigar store for your tobaccos and cigars. .
Alex."Ross of Bonners Ferry, Idaho,
was in town on Thursday.
,   Two cars of Okotoks brickjfor sate.
Immediate delivery.   Apply P.   Burns
& Co.  ,
J. D. Hurd is away at Maeleod attending the joint, convention.
Fred Stodrus ancl family of Aikin arrived here on Friday and registered at.
tho King Edward.
Two cars of Okotoks,brick for sale.
Immediate delivery. Apply P. Burns
& Co.
The many friends of Jas. Stockwell
will lie pleased to learn that Jim's condition is muhc bettor.  *'
Mrs. Todd's Millinery Opening on
Wednesday, March 24.
Vice-President Galvin and Secretary
Treasurer Carter went to Maeleod on
Monday to attend the "convention.
Leave your order at' the Palm for
cut flowers.
"- When you have a fit of. the blues
go to the roller rink and take a tumble to yourself. You'll forget all about
You can have a 21 Jewel movement
in a 20 year gold filled case for $20 at
Liphardt the Jeweler's.
We are sorry to report that J. R.
Wallace of the Free Press is confined
to his ,home with an attack of la
The second^ spasm of Billy Wheels-
warf's article'3' on Socialism' was received too late for this issue. It.will
appear next week.
"When the roll' is called up Yonder" is a favorite song now. . You
can get at the rolling you want,, and
thin some at the roller rink.
-Worth a dollar—costs only fifty cts.'
The Drummond "recital in Bruce's
Hall, next Wednesday night by Rev.
D.   E.  Hatt. -    .      °
The moving pictures are better than
ever at the Fernie opera house. The
Tercentenary at Quebec is shown in
detail and the other films are really
good. ." .."'
' Special songs .will be. rendered at.
the Drummond recital -next -.Wednes-.
day night by Mr. Geo. F. Stevenson
and Mr. Kennedy. Mr. Williamson
will play a cornet solo.' ,'
: Look at- your diamond and see    if
the claws are holding solid. ■    If not
bring   it to   liphardt  who  does that
work the same day as it is left.
Church   Notes
Vou are right. The Trite»-Wood Co.
have big values'to offer in furniture
and stoves. Special inducements for
cash'.   .
•A popular idea usea to prevail that
all teas were pretty much alike, but
"Salada Tea" is proving a pleasant
suprprise to thousands'of* particular
tea drinkers. Sold :by grocers everywhere.
Owing to the breakdown of the
hoist at No. 1 incline of what is commonly known as No. 19 jncline, in No.
5 mine'on Wednesday the afternoon
shift and the morning shift Thursday
had to return home, as also the afternoon shift.
The Board of Trade will meet on 1he
23rd in the city offices. .All old members and anyone who is interested in
the progress! ven ess of the city is invited to attend. The board is going to
got. busy and boost for Fernie, and we
should all be with it. *•    -.
President Sherman mnde an extra
strong effort to get to Maeleod to attend the joint convention there, and
although the doctor wanted him to go
to tho hospital he succeeded in going
to the convention. He was somewhat
better when be left, but still far from
being well.    ^
Dr. Bonnell ha**:' been run do.-.n for
some time ancl on this account was
ordered lo take a month's holiday. He
left with Mrs. Bonnell for the coast
on Wednesday and expects to be absent a month. We hope the doctor
will return with renewed energy and
Mr. J. D. McNiven, the fair wage
officer of the Depariman*; of Labor,
was in the city this week. Mr. McNiven is an old time printer and called to see the Ledger plant. He congratulated us on our up to date out-'
fit and paper.
A true representation of the French-
Canadian "Johnnie Courteau," "The
Habitant," and others by Rev.D. E.
Hatt in Bruce's Hall Wednesday next.
Mr. Hatt will be assisted by the best
local musical talent.
Fred Roo, the*Apple King.of Elko,
paid us a semi royal visit on Tuesday He closely inspected our various'
machines and remarked that they reminded him greatly of stem winding
mouse traps.* Fred promised tosend
us a box of Big Red Apples for the
boys. ;,Oh, let it be soon, for our larder is very low and'subscriptions are
few and far between this month; owing to the strike, scare.   .
% ™gj L-^L"^^ g
***J> We beg to announce that our Millinery Openings will take place-commencing
I Thursday, March 25th
, -v and continuing <>
I Friday and Saturday, March 26 & 271
Victoria, Avenue <£
Mrs, Todd's Millinery Opening on
Wednesday, Mnrch 24,
Tlio Printers BowIIhk team hereby
clmlleiiue the flai'hei'H to a trim up ttl
any time,
Mrs. Todd's Millinery Opening on
Wednesday, March 24.
.Mi*H, 1). A. .MiUht'Hmi of (..iilfwy
wiih In l''eriilo on Tliiii'Hilny.
Liphardt has alarm clocks for $1,
$1.76 and $2,
.MIhs Went wood of (.'(ilcinon paid
I'Vrnle n vlHil  oii.Tliiirwliiy.
.1. I*'. Ai'iiiHlroiiK, official receiver,
of Crnnbroolt, wim iu town on Wednen*
Wright the Jeweler can be found In
hia old stand In the corner,
MiiRlHlralo WlilinHlor wan fool In;*,
IndhipoHcd on Tuemlny and tlie ordinary enuri.husln'oHH wiih dispensed w'tb
for tlmt. dny.
The Ledger Uowllnu i'.>am want n
miino with lho United lh-ritlierhood 'if
('uniontorn and Jolliers nt any conven.
lent ilnto.
All who heard Mr. Hatt enjoyed n
great treat, Don't fall to hear Mr,
Hatt recite the groat poems of French
Canada by Dr. Drummond.
The hIiiIIcmi is I*i-Iiik painted, ami
will be ready for occupancy noon, II
Ih it better iiitiiiik-mI l-iilldliiK than the
(inn before the lire nml will ho quite
roomy and comfortable.
Special huHinei'H meeting of Ferule
'-.'--.I'lIlM parly will he held on timidity
■ifteriioon at 2,.'10 In Mlwrn hall, I'm-
The biiNh rondB nre BettltiK rn'h.-r | ■iiikiuiiIii nieelhiR will beheld nl nlKht.
.-.,.. ;• a:::..„ ...... ".,..' ■'..   *....  ',.*,,...:... a. ,j. v...-.-.:. ■,.
bus' !"•(   Ill
TiiHcliM'eiui I.rnH.  vlKlted    f'nli'mnn
on ThiitHday nlKht mid ttave a dlHplny
Km* if.
I».   1».
I etui-net!
IllKt .
. !•:.
P. Amhrey
Iiiih feci
Ived the
•tit of Recr.
tnry of the Iti'lti-'
W. It, UohhM.P.P,, roturned on
Wednesday from Victoria,
Mr, Dimiii, the limpooloi' of Hchoola,
wiih In our city on Tuesday, and was
plouned to nut- thnt, wo had ho many
■■.ItuiKllnjj school Hitien the oponlnK.
Mr. Iieim will return shortly to make
Hli   ll!K|)OC!lO/l   Of  tllO   Kl'lldeti.
.Vest. Sunday" lu tlio ]]iipllnt. church
Pat-tor WllllimiHon will prench In the
iilornliiK (in "How to He-euro thn Kill*
Iiik ot tho Holy Spirit," and In tlu-
ovenliiK tho ihlril Heniio.-i lu lho hi-i-U-h
on lievlvnl will ho prenelied, "How I
Con lllndet' I lit* Revival," ' Thu mm-
cliil revival booltH will he umimI and
in the evehlnB Mr. A. II. Kennedy
will sIiik the Kietit "Pilot Son*,'," om*
nt the favorite revival hoIob,
N|f   JStORf
With t&p-to-d-ate Fixtures  .    .
Groceries  and
Right Prices    /
W. J.    BLUNDELL      Give us a. call
Singer Sewing Machines Co.,
Fernie, B. C.
-     Why be without a Sewing Machine when you
' can get one for $3.00 a month ?
ti i
J. P. H0ULAHAN, Agent, opposite Coal Co.'s office, Pellat Ave.
Grows Nest Trading Co.
General Merchants    '.■'■■■■'- '■■*""*'-'■
The  Store  of ^ Good Values
Victoria Ave.
Fernie, B.C.
W. R.  McDougall
.. \
Suits and Overcoats
20 per cent, discount
We assume all risk regarding fit and workmanship.   We have pleased hundreds,, that
speaks for itself.
Clothers to Men and Boys
Look Good
Prices talk—yes, but quality talks louder. „ It is
unwise to make price comparisons without due consideration of-quality. We aim at keeping up the
standard of quality and selling at the lowest possible price consistent with same.
0 -■* i
Labrador Herrings >;.......... - -12 for 25c
.Sardines7   ....-  ....  ...  -.3 for 25c
Canned*salmon ... ... ..:. .'/. 2 for 30c
Canned Tomatoes .........   ......... 2 for 25c
Canned Apples • .... .2 for 25c
Canned Blueberries : 2 for 25c
Canned Plums  .. 15c each
Oranges, per dozen ... .    , • * • -25c
.Granulated sugar .....7 .....';. .20 lbs for $1'.2d
Whole Wheat Meal 6 lbs for 25c
Mothers Favorite Flour 100 lbs for $3; 50
Peanuts .......:...■ 1 lb for 15c
Deniston Tea „  lib. for 35c.
Mocha and Java Ground Coffee 1 lb. for 30c
! Safety .Deposit Vault I
Safety Deposit Lockers
can be rented at Thc
Ledger Office. Most
fireproof vault in the
city. Reasonable rates.
Sec the Manager for
_ »■
**•***+*********•******      I ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
A Carload of ,
Flour just arrived
1 Bronze Gobbler nnd 3 Heno
3 White Holland Gobblers
Barred Rock and White Rock
Fernie  Industrial and
Provident Co-Op* Society
♦♦♦^►♦♦•♦* ++++++++++++++■+>+■+■+++• ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
of iiiovIiik |»lcuin'H
Baby carriages and go-carts fitted
with ruhhrr ttren. from %t ?•> tin at
the Trites-Wood Co,
Tl,,- L,*\ll< !> Uiiiil .il H:. .hihii;,
<liiiicli, I'cl.-i-l-oro, Out., ldndly Hem
it licfiiiilful H-*t nl* altar linen for mho
In ClirlHt i-hurr-h, F*-t«i1i*, for whicli the
ft-f.-mboifl jii''- very thankful.
<a.»a  aimca.^ at,. aiiC  * al.i    >V«a. y.vania.i
, u     ,      , ,       , of tobacco and 6000 hioh orade cigars.
^^.!!lJA-e..J*uV!!lff   " move     t0!Th-** F*lr ha« th« ,ar0«»t »nt* »•««» »»•
*"  sortment of cigars and tobacco.In town
the Henderson block
M. I'. KltK-'utrlck, (llvlulonnl roinl-
mnstor (», N. nillwny, whh in "•'••r.,1'-
on Thursday li.-twt-i*ii trnlnR.
Mr, Hatt, the Drummond reciter,
has received the Highest praise from
the int.. at the coast. Don't mlts him
next Wednesday In Bruce's hall. The
proceeds for Baptist church building
Th<* roller rink opi-nwl thi*-* wecsk at
linui-'e halt. Wo wor*/* a*k<*>t to out*:*
K<kI <cinciH Hitpporfs for thi- floor to
do uway with thc rebounillng nftor rim
and prices always the lowest.
KnmloopH .Standard: I-'orfunfttf in-
dofiil wnrf- the people who ntfr-nrk-d
tin- Drtihi.i.oi.d Ili-ilutl by il,t- Hi-,,
O.K. Halt, H.A. ItiHt Tlmimlfty '.-v<*n-
Int; In il-*. Daptlar churclj. tar th.' 'Halt
Haul" wan pomayt'd hy a most con*
Mtlr-ntloiiK ntml-r-nt of clmraft««r, and a
mtthU'r ot th« pi.'culiarlt.ps of the
French Canadian.
Th<' lumh work at Die Wood'MfN'.iti
mill h«H hei'iW pimlu'd ahead. Tlnri-
am now nnniit l,'£ m''n worhlng In tb»
IwSllillSu! J       UUtjlSiSlj^
]\[I-{S. WAGttETT announces an Oponing
Display of Spring Millinery on Wednesday and
Tlmrsday. Marcli 24th aiid *2nt\\. Her -display
will ineHudc a numlior of the lateHt imjwrted
patterns as well as , mimcr-oiia models from
her own work room.
Privato Show Room, Howland Avo.
ItcilTni* HkntliiK nfti-Mionn mid
Mkatlnp* uftmnoon iiiiil niKlit
o*|l*N*naV( MARCH 91
l'lt-cthytii-rimi t'luirrli -acrvicc«
HkntiitK iifU-niooii uiiil til^lit
Drmnl of Tta.lp Stnokor.
Hkntinjf in tlio ii/U'i-noon
Mr. IfntlwtiirwiAt nlgJit"
8katlns* for tho balance
of thew«ek
-•♦♦•♦♦•♦•♦♦•♦^ ♦♦♦♦♦♦•<►
In  Fernie  its
Hawthorne for
Painting, Interior
Wood lit * FoUnt Ave.
Advertise In Ledger
Tondnra nro horoby cnllod for tho
oroctlon ok* Mothodfai cljurcn nnu uur
hoiun*.-.! -Jn ■;..« <.Hy xtl Fvi-ult!. riiiim
Hiid HuevlllcnDona can bo uoen on -application io tho socrotnry of tho trustor* hoard, Mr. I). V. Mott, or to tho
pastor, Hov. W.I...Hnll.
Tr-.m't'ire   nro roniilrcrt fori
(a) ICach building, Kopnr/itoly, and
(b) both together. Similarly, tondors
nro cnllod for:
(c) nrlckwork nnd enrpontry, Bopar*
atoly and (A) in bull..
Note: It is understood thai bricks
nnd rrmonf will bo supplied by tho
Methodist church, for which arr£in«c-
mcnls arc Already mad«.
Foundations will bo completed reaoy
for tho superstructure by tho trustee
•board to that the work called for In
the foregoing tondora mny commpnee
about June 1.
T-vndtr* iriH be aocttAet. op HIH
norm on XVeAnetAay, March 31, ad*
dressed to the trtMtce board and left
Ail kinds of
Glvo us a trial
Hunlnt'HM  liUx-Us,  Chui'chi-M,
•H-rhixdH, «ml heavy work a
."VKi-riU *(>f KtlitvuntiUT, Trc-tiwil ll.'U'k
nml Hftnd i-olnt Conmum -irut
|'rr*.».i,|   Jtririr.      fMlMhttm   far-
nf -tn-'l fr«o
with tho pastor at the church, Lowest
or any tender not neceatiaiUy accept*
*d. On behalf of the trtittM board of
the Methodist church. Ferule.
Mnrch 13 D. V. MOTT    tt


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