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FERNIE,   B. C,   May 3th, 1909
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THE KINRADE
MYSTERY IS
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Florence   Kinrade
Joking in Many of
Her Episodes
Only
THIS GIDDY WORLD
"CHICAGO May 4—Henry; G. Ulmer,
24 years old, employed as a clerk in
the Commercial bank, is lii the* Cook
county jail charged with embezzlement. He attributes his downfall to
the gay lights of the Rial to and'also a
weakness for pretty women. Without
means to lead .this life he first became
entangled in the meshes of the money
sharks. : To satisfy their demands he
was forced to steal from his' employers, . He started with $100, and kept
stealing* until his peculations amounted to $2,395.   ,4
I
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SAY SHE WAS MMffilED
Her Stories  Puzzling in
The Extreme--Crowri
Is Bewildered
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• DON'T COME TO FERNIE
7Miners are warned that), the
supply of miners in this camp
is greatly in .excess of the demand. A large number of old
•employees are out of work and
they have preference over all
new-comers.
♦
A
DEAL
FAIR DEAL
And   Frank   Sherman is  Named as  The
Representative of District No. 18—
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Conciliation Board to Meet
. BOARD^OF TRADE
fa ..*.'.
HAMILTON May 5—Once again has
Florence Kinrade passed through the
ordeal of the witness box for nearly,
five and a half hours on the resumed
inquest touching on the murder of
her sister, Ethel Kinrade. She was
under examination by G T. Black,
stock K. C. and when adjournment
came it could not be said that any
renl light had "been thrown on the
tragedy.
The evidence, however, presents an
interesting study. Among the facts
brought out was one showing that
Miss Kinrade had maintained a corres-
pondence'wlth Jimmy Baum, the Richmond, Va., vaudeville artist up * to
.^.within' a fortnight of her sisters' assassination. -
It was also proved that she had entered, into correspondence with a gentleman named Harold.    These -things
were, according to her story, merely
a joke and she had tried to get Baum
to cease his attentions.    Her relations
~    'with Baum, she explained, were regar-
. ded, as a joke by • herself and in    a
joking manner she might have    told
-.him she was married.   ; Miss Kinrade
was closely questioned as to whether
she told the Butlers, with whom   she
 s-stayed—inWyirginiar-that-her-parenta"
"and her-sister-Ethel had forced her
,     ■ into a marriage with a man much old-'
pi* than herself and of whom she was
7 in fear."'   . -„
•~.,j        This, sho, said would only have been
\ \   intended as a little harmless fiction,
*^rlkand sl'° (ienie(1 t*jnt l'-thel had ever
sold: -"You have got to got' rid of one
, , husband, but you will not got rid of
mother.'
Strangely vague, as on former oceans,  was  Miss Klnrado as to  her
'•cmonts in the south.     She wns
•ly unnblo to remember tho names
imhors In Manchester church In
she snug.     She remember the
isler's namo wns Fostor, but lo
, Blackstock opposed tlio state-
at ho was Instructed that there
such person In town. A.'weal-
**■ Elliott loomed largo In   tho
il tho first tangible evidence
'. Miss JJlovence's story   oc.
io shnpo of tho lottor glv-
oiih to tho girl to mnko
llladolphla.
•ck showed that In Mny
id In a Norfolk paper
■  vhlch was given    In
, on or, nnd then pro*
,  otters to hor father
•tor, In which   tlio
f un In tho futuro.
uly hinted that ho
i of concort r   nnd
id boon gulhorod
pamphlet na be-
i of tho hearing
counsol for tho
-ado should bo
dor   tho Caii*
mcnns that If
m Is llkoly to
t ""nnot ho
iopt for
Lynch
)!' lho
") In bo*
" i look
•dHr-
■lold
A large and,enthusiastic meeting of
the Fernie board of trade was held on
Thursday evening and after the minutes of the ■ previous ■ meeting   were
read and adopted, a very aggressive
campaign,was inaugurated   with, the
idea of boosting and advertising for
Fernie.'   An   intelligent.. committee
composed of Messrs. Turney, Du Bois
and Reading were appointed with the
idea of studying the advertising situation, and forming some Idea as to the
best way to advertise our city to   the
world. Among other things, a letter
was received from Mr. Goodeve, ln regard tOothe long delayed post office;
Mr.Goodeve saying that he would tako
up the matter at once with the government and try to have the new post
office rushed to completion. The matter of the monthly mid-day luncheon
was taken up and Mr. Lawrie     was
appointed a committee of one to complete necessary arrangements, toward
this end.     Mr., Trenholme reported
that $273.75 had\beeu collected    toward paying off the debt of the entertainment for the Spokane Chamber of
Commerce. A discussion took place in
regard to having a trust and loan company located here, ,'j-*onie thinking that
.i*U\vouId-be--a-wise-move-to-organi/,v:-ii-
local company. A committee bf three
Messrs: L. -P. -Eckstein, D: V. Mott
and R. W. "Woods was, appointed   to
tako the matter :up7Another committee-of Messrs.-Ambrey, Manson and
Rudriicki was appointed to rustic for
members.
Up to date-"of writing no further developments have taken place in connection with tbe strike
situation.    The Coleman "Miner," a rag printed at Coleman,.which seems to be dominated by the operators, is doing all it can-in its little way to, bring discredit on the miners officials, and lends itself
to any of the operators'secret men who wish to write under assumed names to the   discredit of the
Union. But their 400 odd readers are reading other and better papers, and do not pay much attention
to this little "back fence" sheet. In their last issue they said:   "An Associated Press dispatch from
Lethbridge under date of April 24th says that at a conference of the miners and operators which
they claim was held at'Taber on the previous day all the operators but one were willing for the men
to go back to work pending a new agreement.  We are in a position to state that this is absolutely un-
true, there being no such conference held."
MINER BADLY INJURED
PHOENIX B. C.May 4— Warren
Mitchell, one of the steel men iri the
Granby mine was the victim of a ser-
ioi's accident last night.
Ht and another man were** coming
up No. 2 shfat in a cage when ln some
way he slipped, his jaw being fractured and his collar-bone and arm being
broken.
Although he is at present being fed
by means of a tube through his nose
his chances for recovery are said to
be good.
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
♦ . ♦
♦ MINERS   „ °     ♦
♦ **        ♦
♦ Keep, away from Nicola as   ♦
♦ there are too many men thero   ♦
♦,  now, and the market Is over-   ♦
♦ crowded. ♦
OBITUARY
Now, what do you think of that?    The Coleman Miner stating that they are
state that no such conference was held. '   -  ■
'in a position" to
Bertie Whimster will hold his little
dance on Friday evening in Bruce's
hnll. Ho invites nil his girls..
A FATAL
ACCIDENT
At   Carbonado   Whereby
Two Slavonians Lose
Lives in Blowout
An accident,' with fntnl results occurred nt tho Carbonado mind of tho
Crow's Nost Pass Conl Co, ln tho onrly
hours of Wcdjnosday morning, .May
tith, in which! two Slavonian minors
lost their liveiji,
Tho unfortu*ttnto mon woro John Pin*
netta and .loo Kuhlck, What Is technically known ns a "blow out" wns
tho caiiso of (loath. Fortunntoly tho
accident occurrod during a shift when
vory fow mon woro In tho working**,
othorwlso D'io results would havo been
much moro florlous,
Both mon woro woll known ln this
locality. A end colncidonco- comes
to light In tho fact that only a short
tlmo ago Kiiblcia hnd a brothor killed
nt No, 5 nilno, Coal Crook.
Tho mlrioB havo fortunntoly boon
coinpnrutlvoly froo of filial accidents
of lato, hnd It Ib to bo hopod thoy
will continue to bo ro.
THE CONFERENCE ALLUDED TO WAS HELD AND IT WAS PROM IT THAT PRESIDENT
SHERMAN HAD ONCE MORE TO RETIRE OWING TO HIS ILL-HEALTH. Vice-President Evans
when questioned as to the contradictory statement in the Miner, remarked that he wis surprised at
the ignorance displayed by the Miner in regard to.the meeting, as it was not a secret sesison.    But thaf
/'Miner" is probably getting a little "cheap" job work and is ready and willing to say whatever the
"bosses" desire, without caring about the truth of their statements.-
$ i       -' ' •• ■*',""" ''" -. •
-We issued a four page special on Monday and sent a copy to each subscriber and a bundle to the
Secretary of each Local. The object was to nail these lies and let our men know the truth.
. '   The following is taken from Monday's special and^speaks for itself:
There is, at the present time, a very determined stand being taken by what is left of the operators and their hirelings to cause unrest and'dissension among the ranks of the miners., . The,means *
used are probably so old that everyone knows them, but with age they have not improved in decency.
The letters appearing in the Lethbridge Herald and' Coleman Miner signed by "Miner" and "A
Miner" bring out three distinct facts very_clearly.     First,, the writer-was_ashamed_to-put—his.
~name_tTtHe~articieT'Secc^3-ffi,writer was not at all conversant with the facts of the case as we will
show.    Third, the writer expected to bring about discord ainong the miners,by writing a bunch of
lies about their president,    ln the Coleman Miner the following appeared:
' "Many minefs'aie very angry 'at their President 'sobstinacy" and hope that ere long-he will cease
' to rule District 18 U.M.W. of A." ,
THE ABOVE IS A DIRECT FALSEHOOD. THE MEN, AT A LARGE AND REPRESENTATIVE CONVENTION HELD IN FERNIE ENDORSED PRES. SHERMAN'S STAND. They realized that he was working for their best interests, and decided to stand by his'decision and they have
not wavered for a moment since. '
Further, on.in the same issue.the following piece of information is volunteered by the snake who
signs himself "Miner," but who, in all probability, would be more useful as a secret service man with
a club to strike you in the dark: "We pay $2 per month for the union; where does it go? So much
to a foreign union and the balance to a few that are running from pillar to post holding meetings"
after we voted to go back to work. I think it is time the men were up and asking' for Sherman's
resignation."
First of all, my Thiel friend, $2 is not paid to the Union. Tlwassessments are 70c per month
"•to the district and 25c a month to the Inernational. In some locals they have a local assessment for
a sick and beenfit fund which comes.back to any member who needs it, and has suffered in any way.
These local duos and assessments aro levied by tlie majority voice of tho meetings. So that instead
of $2 as he claims, the amount is 95 cents, with the local BENEFIT assessments added. As to asking
for Sherman's resignation thore is not a union miner in the district that has thought of that.
In-the letter writton to tho Lethbridge Herald the following words appear: "Wo were taken out
on strike for a closed shop and were told that Fernie and Michel had a closod shop. We find out we
wore not told tho truth."
It is with feelings of deepest regret
that we have to report the sudden
death of Mrs. Lester, beloved wife of
B. F. Lester of the Hosmer Times,
who passed away at Medicine Hat,
while on the way.to her home in Hosmer. Shortly after the fire ln August
last Mrs. Lester suffered a paralytic
stroke and was sent east for treatment. She seemed to have fully recovered and her medical attendant
had sanctioned the trip to her western
home. However, while walking on
the platform at Medicine Hat waiting
for the train that was to carry her
home to her husband and loved ones,
she was suddenly seized with a fatal
stroke, and shortly after medical assistance arrived, she passed away: To
the grief stricken- husband the sincere
sympathy of a host of friends in Pernio will be extended, in which The
Ledger begs leave to join.
BUSH FIRES
ALREADY AT
WORK
Large Sawmills are Wiped
Out—Heavy  Losses
Are Reported
ONE TOWN WIPED OFF
Ranchers and Others Are
On the Run—Fires are
Still Raging
NEW  SERVICE
BRANDON, May 4—Brandon has
now a daily train service over the C.
N. R. with Regina, the new schedule
having begun to-day. It is probable
that a • daily service with Winnipeg
will be jniiugurated at an early dale
GOES TO CRANBROOK
'WOODSTOCK,' Ont. May 4—At the
morning service yesterday. Rev. C. W.
King, pastor of the'Oxford street Baptist church announced the acceptance
of a call to the pastorate "of the First
Baptist church at Cranbrook, British
Columbia.
JUST FELL
35 BLOGKS
How Mortimer  Came to
His Death-Fell From
Metropolitan
T
"J-J OF
SCTION
;o Have Taken
rom Tlio
•as   VUVka   VJl   laU.-.   a.V*li•*,X aVUiB
;>ed to tho States, it Is
r n tlmo nothing wno
Ho wns Induced to ro*
iont ConiBorvntlvoB and
•nny with tho defeated
ndldato,   Slncnllr El*
/lilt to a photograph*
a hit rail an wm tear-
•j who sot ni'KiillVa-s
•(imB,    Eventually
south In company
-•cut following on
Now tho Preamble of the Fernio Agreement is what tho coal operators are fighting so hard
against BECAUSE THEY CLAIM THAT IT EMBODIES THE CLOSED SHOP CLAUSE AND
THEY DO NOT WANT THAT.
- If hero is any doubt of the legality of the Fornio closod shop clause lot "Minor" come up to For-
nie and try it; ho will soo whoro ho gots off at.
Next "Miner" informs us that "Our loader is for tho third timo oxpollod from tho Socialist
party." That statomont cloarly shows that our second Thiol friend is not at all convorsant with tho
facts for it is only tho second timo that Prosidont Sherman has boon oxpollod from tho Socialist
party. . .-
Again ho says "I would striko for months if wo woro oppressed in, any way, But wo aro not and
wo know it," In answer to this falsehood wo produco a lottor by a union man in tho Horald of tho samo
dato, which follows,
LETHBRIDGE, Alta April 27 00
To tho Editor of Tho Lothbrldgo Horald:
Dear Sir; Allow me through tho medium of your papor to say a fow words to my fellow workmen and mombors of tho Unitod Mino Workors of America. It is a woll known fact in Lothbrldgo
that somo of our mombors aro at work on buildings and othor works in tho city. Now wo as members
of tho U. M, W. of A, havo.no right to bo thoro.WE ARE OUT ON STRIKE FOR BETTER CON-
DITIONS FOR THE MINER; and at tho samo timo somo of us go to work at scab wages in the
city; you may as woll go to work as a scab in tho minos. Tho hod carriors and building laborors
aro trying to build up a union and get better conditions for thorasclvcs. It is not becoming of a
union man to go to Work for loss wagos or tako their job. An n H*<mlt, of the atHko the hber market is alroady fillod and groator than tho demand, oonHnqwcntly mnn nrn bcinrif employed for much less
than union wages. I would on behalf of unionism beg of thoso of our mombors who aro at work
at othor than thoir own businoss, and especially those who arc working for anything less than union
wagos, to ooaso work and stand by your union. If yours is an oxtromo caso and in ncod of help apply
to your local and got what is coming to you. Whatever you do don't, he. n. ncnri, (blnfJrW)
Yours truly,
H. W, 0., a Union Man.
Noto tho sontonco "WE ARE OUT ON STRIKE FOR BETTER CONDITIONS FOR THE MIN*
ER," Is that proof enough that a paid Judas is amongst us sowing seeds of insubordination and unrest?
Union men, beware, do no be misled.    Find out the truth and thon stand pat,
At a board meeting held on Wednesday it wai decided to ask the Department of Labor to appoint a Board of Oonoiliation as provided by the Lomieuz Act, and President F. H. Sherman wai
named as tho representative for Dlitrict 18. ,
„ NI'.W YORK, May *1— Death hy thu
longest fall recorded In this city camo
to Thomas Mortimer, n rigger, who
missed his fooling on u rigging at the
lldi'Ly fourth story of tho Metropolitan Lifo InHtirnnco building'--, towor at
No. 1 Mndlson nvoiiuo, nnd foil five
hundred fool, to tho ground,
Ills di'.sconl was wllnosaod by ucoroi
of porsoiiK and nftor tho tragedy his
body was BiiiToimdi'd hy a horrified
crowd,
Mortimer, was forty (wo years old
nnd for twenty yivirs hnd hefii ongng*
od In perilous inskH, Ilo w;ih foreman
of a hand of riggers In the employ of
Alfred I'iii*t*ons, Uo hud Hliuted u
scnffold from tho balcony of tho thirty
first floor on the Twonty fourth street
Hldo,
The flcnffoldlug wns to ho used hy
tho worknii'ii In finishing the JoIhIh
from tho thirty first to tho fortieth
floors,
■u
VANCOUVER, May 6—Fire early
this morning destroyed the North Pacific Lumber Co. property a^t Barnett.'
The loss Is estimated at $?50,000. The °
lumber yard and dry kilns were saved,
but six C. P. R. box cars were burned.
Nobody was hurt. Further details are
lacking as telephone communication
was interrupted.
A special C. P. R. train with'line-, '
men and firemen and with a fire engine and other apparatus from Vancou-
ver,.was quickly on the scene and it
iwas due to.this quick action that the
fire did not do much., greater damage. ;>
KAMLOOPS, May 5—Hundreds'" of
thousands of dollars worth of property
has been destroyed and scores of ranchers have been forced to flee for .their "
lives as the result of a disastrous bush ','
fire that swept the country from Notch
Hill as far as the Three Valley, and
south from Sicamous as far as Vernon.
Among the losers are two large saw
mills, oth of which were totally consumed. The Carlin,,mill located    be- r
tween Tappem Siding and Notch Hill  '
was wiped out wLtii.-a^loss^Qf_g75-.fl0a—
as well as was also the Ciirrigan mill
on Salmon river valued at $35,000. Several of the mill hands had to flee for "
their lives.
There largo bush fires had been on
•the rage for several days and the ter-
riifc gales soon brought them into contact with each oilier. Barns and houses
fell prey to the fire and many head of
cattle were lost, while many settlers
had to leave everything behind and'1
hasten away for their lives. While it
is impossible to estimate tho loss lt is
known lli.it thero will bo nearly half
a million dollars worth of damage.
East of .Notch IIIH the principal losers are N, J. Suckle, A. Judo'ancl S. P.
Matthews, In the Mara district the
lostf will bo heaviest, as scores of
ranch properties woro completely destroyed.
NKLSON, May f>—Flro today almost
completely wiped out the little (own
of Wesley, 2"i milos west of hero on
tho lino of the boundary, only two
buildings being left. The offlco and
cookhouse belonging to the Yale Columbia Lumber Co, wore destroyed and
also tho company's mill worth $50,000
was completely destroyed as well as
tho employees' houses.
II. CI, Loekliart was hound ovor in
the sum of one thousand, dollars hail
lo iippi'iir before tlio noxt court of com*
potent, jurisdiction for trial .on u
charge of theft In his capacity of secret nry of tho ICornlo Flro Holler fund,
..Magistrate Wlilnistor coiiKldored tho
evldi'iice strong enough to arrive nl.
this doclslon lust Suturday and In eon-
m-qiiunco iho long drawn out caso tlmt
(ho Lodger has glvon verbailm will
likely havo to ho gone all over ngnln
nt. thu.higher coun, Much Interest was
evidenced In the outcome
WAITING AN ANSWER
RYDNIOY, N. S. May I—Tho district, executive of the U. M. W, of A.
In awaiting u reply from President. Lo*
wis uh to whether there will ho a
striko In Ihe Dominion conl mini'*,, A
reply Ih expected to-morrow. .
TWO KILLED AT
ii
LEVEL CROSSING
Train   Struck   (Jarrin^o—Bodios    Hnrlorl
Over ii   'Thniilm.l   Fuot—Three
Are Seriously Hurt
CLBVBLASI), May t--Two women
woro killed, ono hoy serious Injured,
nnd throo pnrsons were hurt when a
Pimnsylvitnln Flyer collided with u
carrlnito at Hertford, 12 mllf.i south
of Clovoland yesterdny. Thn dead nro
.Mm. r'red .Myrm. Went Detroit; Mm.
Chnrles Wolf, Detroit,
The Injun*!. Carl Wolf, Detroit, 2
years old. suffered Internal Injurl***,
•nd will Aie; HrT.-*-*t Wolf, & j-nr* old.
Ickii Injured; MUr Brown Jlrocknr of
Cleveland, slightly Injured; A. I!. H,
Stolrnrin of Hmlford, nllght frncturo.
Thn women who wore killed and tho
children hnd hc-cn visiting nt thn Rtol-
■nun homo and were being taken to a
railway to rftiirn liome when a .mill
struck Iho t-arrJ/tge.
Mra. Wolf and Mm. Moycra were alt-
ting In tho rc«r seat or lho carrUgc.
Their bodies woro thrown a distance
of moro than 100 feet.
I PAGE TWO
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,     B.C.  MAY 8,1909
THE SUPERSTITIOUS PERSON
Ye editor rebuked what he was
pleased to term, my "selfishness and
superstition" because I saw fit to review the Socialist movement as it
appeared to me in contradistinction to
the views held by whom I choosed to,
term "sentimentalists."
The philosophy of Socialism appeals to Increasing numbers from
many aspects; idealistic, materialistic
and humanitarian, eh, evon vegetarian ; each and every one is enabled, by
looking through the various hued
spectacles worn, to read from its
teachings1 what mostly appeals to
' them. "    '
The earnest Christian sees in the
dawn of the era of Socialism the promised Kingdom of Heaven on Earth;
the .humanitarian, the Brotherhood of
Man; the materialist, the Co-operative
Commonwealth, in which "selfish and
superstitious persons" need not fear
about going short of "the goods."
This being the case, none of us
have the right to maintain that out-
views are correct alone, it is apt to
bring reprisals and dissension.
But apart from all this, Bro. Stanley got at me in a manner which I
least expected when he made me take
the count by calling me superstitious—
I, who never hesitated to smile in a
supercilious manner on those believers in "gaseous vertebrates," and who
o never hesitated to let people know I
had even travelled as far as Missouri
0 (which "was not true) but now I am
all in! a clean knock out; 1 throw up
the sponge.   '
Later: I have torn down an old horse
shoe from the back door.
in jeopardy,  and he usually- swears | months the wealth would probably be
off. '     u
The old habits die hard, but;-the
stern materialism of .capitalism., is accomplishing results where the spectacle of destitution, "the calling" to'repentance'" by the clergy and >-'he
meting out of punishment- have'- failed. '7;'
It is only a question of time when
the deplorable intemperance of -,the
"drink soddened democracy" will have
passed, wiped out by what Socialists
term ECONOMIC DETERMINISM.
Proletarian
THE CHILDHEN,OF THE LOOMS
TEMPERANCE AND ECONOMIC,
DETERMINISM
What is meant by Economic Determinism ?
Here" is a sample illustration done
up In a package thai should be, easily
understood by everybody.
At the last session of the Alberta legislature a compensation act was passed. Along the line of the Crow's
Nest.Pass many of the mines are idle.
This cessation of work is being taken advantage of for the purpose of
overhauling the machinery,, and put.
ting protection guards around, those
parts that are deemed dangerous.
Strange, is it not, that is was only
found necessary to lessen the risk to
the-employee after a compensation act
meant that in case of accident the'em-
ployer would be responsible?
So long as the worker assumed all
risks incident to his occupation he
might maim or even kill himself, but
as it -would not affect the profit of
his masters it was immaterial, and yet
there are those so parblind not to recognize the existence of a "class struggle."
N. M. T.
In the United States a wave of temperance reform known as prohibition
has swept over a large area and what
trades unionists would term a "closed shop" has been put into effect so
far as the liquor traffic' is concerned.
Lest my object in „writing should be
misunderstood, it is far from .my intention to cast aspersions upon those
^individuals devoting themselves to the
' cause^of"tehiperairee";^tc~but---when
some of them insist'that the International Socialist, party should'co-operuto
to* stamp out .efOelsi and leave the
cafse'which ci-e<ited them uiuoucK-l
it is time to let them know that however much indivduals might benefit
unless the "root cause is destroyed,
the position of the workers as a class
will be made more precarious than
ever.
,' Furthermore the solving of these so-
called problems is NOT the mission ol
the wage earner's, but it will become
the houndon duty of tiie beneflniri*.'*.
of tho existing economic regime to find
the solutions If they wish io retain
ownership of the means of life again
and when tho problems (?) hnve been
solved their knell will be sounded just
„ the same.'
The capitalist class Is Its own grave
digger. By the' widen Ins*, of I ingulf whicli separates the worl:*TS fiom
Ilii'iv, products do'thn rspitnlist.-. me.
ho for that same reason will fhiy disappear.
I havo just stated that tho oajilml
Ists will he compelled lo deal with tlio
prevailing vices and to prove my
point I will tnlu* Dip attll'idi* nt rail*
rond companies lowhrds iiui temper-
aih.o question.
The rallrondors of this continent, a
few years ago were notorious for intemperate habits; it wns a common
sight to see a train crew' partially under the Influence of liquor "pull out.
of town" each with a flash on his hip,
yot to-duy there iss n roninrkuhlo
change; rnllronderfi nre becoming
more temperate; and the icunhor of
total abstainers Is t'lvliig phiihi* for
wonder.
.Many (..init-.st p.oplc Imagine it Iijih
nil li'ippi'iied heniuso of their ontreii*
ties nnd uiTlngs; thnt the men should
'* live upright nnd sober lives—but such
is not llm ciiHej riiilronilH arc beconi*
lug temperate not from choice, hut
by compiihilon,
Take tho C, P. lt, as nn ltliistrn*
tion. Thai ''Ompnny Is a gigantic
pli'.i' of ini'chiuilMiii, every unit from
tlw president down in iln; "(,-otiiinoii
(?) hfcilou "Jerry" fits-* Into their
fjrnoves. ami tli" folhlew of liiill.idi.'il
empIoj-'CK nil' licllig I educed to the
minimum; luiyiliing' Unit Inieifi-r..*■
with the routine of ntilroiidiug Ih dix-
at/,!!.!. ■.■».!•*••'1 '■■*'•» Myiiip-'fliy- A
Oli<* lime xi]|>erl')!e||i!i*l,t whel) linki'ii
by ii »'ii|i|*lei| ''.Hi'laiy-v to (lo s-otiX"
thing le I liill) ih I 'pill ti il to hnve
Kiild*. "The C. P. II fuigoi what Ihe
word sympathy miciiiis *,i.iu>» um»"
this tiv Un. way,
In the mm- of tn*lu di-!i|,at<he|-rt, ep
ej.'iiin.--, i.u^.1.....-   ......    .,/.    :   '
Some of our pedagogic defenders of
the existing system loudly vaunt the
goodness of the capitalists in providing the workers with pick and shovel,
hammer and saw, as well as other
edifying amusements, yet is it not
peculiar that, if the capitalist decides
to take a jaunting tour mention is
probably made of it by the press, but
your small business man does, not lose
any sleep. ■ On the other hand let a
bunch of workers decide to take a
vacation as- a body,- immediately he Is
in a terrible stew, at a loss to understand why'they should thus paralyze
industry—and-put-a-the—community—lion,
the bum". What remarkable'intellectual powers some folks have (not).-
N. M. T.   ,.
IF WE DID "SHARE'OUT"
j,,- .i.,. * ''!••   :i'l 1V,i- fiMe r ivi-fta* hi>ci,«
i-:n*y *'> Dw uimlm*; r.f irnlim. ihey nro i **om.s «iliy niMu-*..1! ,ii,<i i,,nl
In charge of expensive and comnilfix i *•»'*' tin- UuDwr tu Ddiili, lb
I had spent some weeks in Newcastle, and had another ten days to
fill In, when there came a'night off;
nnd, there being a half dny trip to
Leeds, landing me within seven miles
of home I decided to go. I had just
got comfortably sealed in my corner,
when a smart, well dressed man took
tho opposite seat, putting a leather
case carefully on the rack above him.
On the train starting, he begun to
talk and was full of tho fact that,
walking Into the station to find' a
train for Leeds lie discovered tho excursion whereby he could get. to Leeds
within half an hour of the ordinary
Irniii nnd save fis. -After a while he
naked "Are you on the road, sir?'
"Yes," I answered, A slight pause
nnd then he nsked: "And what do
you travel In?"
"Socialism," was tho answer.
Ho wns rathr-r startled but smiled
and said:
. "Ah!      I havo not met mnny travellers lu your lliie."
, Aftor this he looked out of tho window for a tlmo and then ho snld to
mo:
"Vou see, sir; it always scents
foolish to mo to hear peoplo talk
nbout shnrlng things out; and as for
mnklng pooplo ull alike, why It's ridiculous,"
I looked iiim full In the face* nnd
Haiti:
"Yes, it Is rather foolish"to talk
about a big divide; and us foi' milking
everybody alike, iih you sny It Is rhll*
ctiloi,*.."
"Itldicti.'i.is? Why It'd nbnolutelv
silly to talk nboiu It." Ilo wns very
decided.
I said very slowly and quiet Iy: Yos
it seems in nie rather Hilly, Hut,
why do you toll; nbout It, We Social*
h'.ttt never do."
I ThlH landed liliii right. He ..might
j bin I'j'i'jiili sharply, looked out of ihe
i window for u niojin-nl, und then wills*
' I led.
j    "I'nuglit, henuilftilly '.jiukIiI!     Why
| whnt an iihh I wiih in nny those thiiigH
nml then nny it wnn nill) in hiiy Dwm.
Ynu hate been im the mad mjiiu- lime
' sir."
He was ii gee.il fellow and enjoyed
'hi*' nwn discomfiture. lie snld lie
ithoiiuht Hint was what Sod nil win
* meant, nnd Inm-lied loudly svin n I
'•nt iHiItii flint wns lieenuse he Iuul no.
' ver  thought   about   it-—he   Iuul   read
inn,   '.i
huxvi'xi-i'.
in a very few hands. But did you
ever think in what different hands it
might be?" ,''*.*
.- He did net quite follow me in this
line.
"You say if we divided everything,
and then let the present scramble go
on again the wealth Avould again accumulate in the hands of a very few
people."
"I am very sure that it-would, for
some men are a lot smarter than others, you know."
"Admitted! ' But did you ever ask
yourself in whose hands the wealth
might be?"
He said he had never thought of
that. I asked him if he knew of a
business where the man with the money knew nothing of the business hut
had- to rely entirely on the business
knowledge of other men. Of course
he knew several such and gave me several illustrations.
"Let us suppose that it were possible to rearrange society, and all started out one day on an equal footing.
What position do you think men would
hold? . What' position would King
Edward and his son the Prince of
Wales, hold at the end of the first
year?'
The proposition took his breath
away and he could only say "Really,
sir!"
, I explained that what I~wanted to
point out was that when Anti-Socialists suggested the big divide * they
should at least have thought out the
proposition.
"But really I have never thought of
such a thing and cannot'for the life
of me think what position the King
and his son might hold under such
altered   conditions. *    .Have   you?"
"No, I have never thought of it because we have never thought "of such
a sudden alteration; it is out opponents who do that."
"Well, you appear to be a man of
resource. t What do you think they
might be'doing?"
"I've never thought about' it, an.d
they are brought up to be so. useless;
they might make decent gamekeepers,
but speaking off hand, I should say the
King himself might make a jolly good
bus driver. He's fond of horses and
would look jolly well up'on one of
the boxes.'
—Ke-laughed~and—asked—what_^_w6,
should-do with the Prince?
I said that my persona! knowledge
of these gentlemen was too small to
judge accurately, but ho might make
a good chauffeur. ' Anyhow it was
,a scramble' with a fair start and nei*'
ther of them, would ever be king,,,
Three other men who were in the
compartment joined in and I allowed
them to ask mo questions about Socialism. The time passed so quickly
we were all astonished when the train
drew up at Harrogate,
The heckling did me good and I
hope was effectivo with them for they
all expressed a wish to know more of
Socialism. I recommend them to'read
the ' Socialist books and newspapers,
then we should hear no moro foolishness about "shnrlng out," While if
Socialism is wrong" and foolish' intelligent men should be able to show this
and thero would soon bo an end to lt.
If, on tho other hand, it, should prove
to be tho next step In the progress
of tho world all Intelligent men should
help' to bring It. nbout as quickly and
wisely as posslblo.
E. H, IIAUTLBY,
the
CAU8E OF WAR
By. W. F. Barnard
Oh,' what are  these that plod
road
At dawn's first hour and eveuing's
chime,
Each back bent as beneath a load.
Each sallow face afoul with, grime?
Nay,    what are .these whose     little
feet-
Scarce bear them on to toil or bed?
Do hearts a within their bosoms beat*.'
Surely 'twere,better they werj dead!
Babes are   they,   doomed   to * cruel
dooms;
Who labo'r all the weary day;
Who stand beside the roaring looms
Nor ever turned their eyes away;
Like parts of those machines of steel,
Like   wheels   that turn; like shuttles, thrown;.
Lacking   the   flower   to   dream   or
feel,
With all of childishness unknown!
Brothers and   sisters     of the   flowers,
Pit  playmates   of the bird and bee,
For you grow soft the summer hours,
For you the shade   lies neath-  the
tree.
For   you life smiles   the whole day
long, , "
For   you she breathes each breath
in bliss,
And turns all sounds into a song;
And    you, and you are come ' to
this!
Is't not enough that men must toil
To fill' the hands that clutch for
gold?
Is't not enough that women moil,
And    in life's    summertime    grow
*        0l4? -     y       '
Is't  not ^enough  that  death    should
pale
To hear men welcome death as rest,
But must the children drudge    and
fail,
And perish on the-mother's breast?
See, lovers, wed,at tender eve,
See,   mothers,   with their new-born
young,   7-
See, fathers .if ye can, believe,
. From  infant  blood,  lo  wealth    is
wrung!
See,   homes, see,   towns; see, cities,
 states, '
EartiaT^liowTtTtb-tM"skie"s-abore;—
Lovers that pass   through   rapture's
gates, -
Are these, are these the fruits - of
love! ' ' V > ■   v..
'    Jk .?
0 Man,, who boast   your lands subdued,
, Your , conquered air,   your   oceans
tamed,
Who mould   all nature to your mood
Look  at these babes and be ashamed,
Dull looks from out each weary face,
Cold words;upon each little tongue;
Dead lives that know not childhood's
grace,
Grown   old'    beforo  they., can  bo
young!        • \-    ■
Thou world of Mammon, brutal, bold,
Gorging with life the maw of greed.
Measuring everything by gold—
Tho good deed with the evil .deed'.-'
The-pangs of ruinod chllhdod's 'euro,
Now coined !in coins to fill a purse,
These things* shall haunt ypu, qveiy
whoro     > ,v '     . ,'■ '
And rost upon you for n curse!'"
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THE DIALOGUE OF THE SPIRITS
Says the Spirit to Today to the Spirit
of All Time/-* ■ -'    '   ,
."Have you seen my big machines?
My fire steeds, thunder, shuttlecocks,
.'that.dart from clime to clime,
Hear the lyrics of their driving rods,
the modern chant sublime—"
Says the Spirit of Today to the Spirit
of All Time,    '
"Have    you    seen my big   machines?"
"Hear the thunder of my mills,' says
the Spirit of Today,   . r?
"Hear my harnessed rivers pant,
Men are jockeys with the lightnings,
and they drive them where they
dare not say them nay,     .
They are bridlers of the cataratJan that
may,
And the rivers are their drudges," says
the Spirit of Today.
"Hear my harnessed rivers pant."
Says the Spirit of All 'Time to the
Spirit of Today,,
"Haste and let your work go on
Tap the fires of the underworld to
bake your bread, I say, •
Belt the tides to sew your garments,
hitch     the   suns to draw your
sleigh." .  .
Says the Spirit of All Time to    the
Spirit of Today,
"Haste and let your work go on."
"But," says the Spirit of All Time to
.    the Spirit of Today
"Tell  us how,.about your  men?
Shall they, like live automatons, still
drudge their lives away,
When the* rivers, tides and lightnings
join   to   help   them   on their
way?" ■ ' •
Says the Spirit" of All Time to the
Spirit of Today
"Tell us, how about your men?' ■
A. Rizzuto
Jt Crawford
Fernie Livery, Dray & Transfer Co.
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Someone, an Anglican dhino, If wo
mistnke not, once snld that men hnvo
preached religion, "argued about religion, fought and died for, religion, hut
novor lived religion1. With commorco
it is Romewhnt different, Men lmvo
never preached it, argued about it or
put It into thirty nlno articles, but thoy
have lived, fought and died for It as
firdeiitly iih they hnvo burned heretics
at tho Hiako,
Tho lovo of riches, write Ihe Aposllo
Paul, Is tho root of nil evil. li Is
certainly the root of most wars, notwithstanding lho many plausible ren*
nous given for them by tliolr wronnil*
gators.
Of coui'ho men nro naturally loth to
admit that Ihey split onch m,i cv't
hIuiIIh wllh the Intent to plllngo onch
niher'H possessions, Hlgliei'1 motives
they insist, Impel llu'iu (o tnke up (hu
sword against (heir fellow men, Such
Ih human nature, The leasou enn tne
uully justify any mlsdoiiieiitioi* com*
mil fed under the frown of n proton! Ing
(•i/ii.icii'iict), Hu It Ifj wllh !i'tt!(»irt.
When thuy nttncli n rival nation ihey
always do ho In iho IntoreHt of clvlll*
I'/titlon, religion or liberty. Though
Individually wo he HelfUh, collectively
we aro aiiriilHllc. for we aro never
snared Into a war by the spirit of our
own enveouiHOHK.
It   Ih  now  admitted  ny  iiibUniniin
lii'U   Will   in   nt   ll,..   Imlli.'lii   ~J.*J   l (nil
oinli.  InsllHitlon,      Behind  nl!     (he
Krhuarues, renl ami Imagined,   with
Tho trend of awakened labor- echoes
round tho .world. Kings and capltallotu
tromblo at tlio sound.
Did not .Temis toll you not to patch
an old garment with now cloth, not
to put new wlno ln old bottles? This
moans that reform will novor do, Tho
work must ho thorough and revolutionary,
Tho ''servants of tho people" rnlso
their salaries at will and nnnnot bo
turned off by tho pooplo, Tho people
who bqi'vo dare not mrlko for higher
wages nnd mny bo loft. jobblosH nt any
tlmo.
"Yes, harness every river above   the
, cataract's brink,
,, And then unharness, man.
To earth's reservoirs if fire let your
giant's shaftings sink,
Aud scourge   your drudging   thunderbolts — but give man time to
think;
Throw your bridles on the rivers, curb
them' at the cataract's brink
And then unharness man."
Says the Spirit of All Time: "In   this
climax of the years .
Make no machine of man.
Youd harnessed rivers panting are as
-—lyrics,iii_my_e_ars.        '■*■',   '	
And '■ your .-jockeyed  lightnings chattering   are ".as music •■■ of  ,the
spheres-;;- '7- '- s   .    ,v-   "   7
But 'tis well that you remember In this
climax of, the. years:,;'',,
.Make no machine of man'.".
—S. W7Foss.in the,New   York
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SOCIALISM, DEFINED
. It ought not to be necessary in this
age and generation to, explain what
Socialism is. However, for the benefit
of new readers to whom this paper Is
continually travelling, and who want
to know the underlying principles of
'Socialism without tedious search, we
present a few definitions from standard authorities:
• The ethics of Socialism are identical
with the ethics of Christianity.— Encyclopedia Brlttnnlca,
' -Tlje-abolition of tho Individual action on which modorn societies depend
and the substitution of a regulated
'system ofco-operatlvo action.—Imperial-.Dictionary.
Socialism Is the Ideal aiid hope of
a, society founded on industrial pence
and forethought aiming at a new nnd
higher life for all men,—William Morris.1 '
. Tho citizens of a largo notion, Industrially 'organized hnvo reached
their happiness when the producing,
distributing and other activities nro
such liuil, each citizen finds In thom
n place for all his energies and aptitudes while he obtains tho meaiiH of
satisfying all his doslros.—Spencer.
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You are paupers, dependentb on othors for Jobs and markets, You nvo
beggars, asking tho mat-tori, for places
and paying the landlords for a place
on earth. You aro Burvanm, making
others rich and famous and remaining
poor and ohscuro yournolvoB.
Oh, for words llko whips to lash Ihe
trndeiH from llio temple of Amorlcn!
A ne<ond C'hrlKi could well afford to
dio If he tnlKhl first drive tho Pharisees nml hjiiocrlles from the places
or power which they hnvo usurped.
l.i'l no one any' ho lovon hia follow
man, so Ioiik as ho makes that brother
UU   III ft   i'l Ulla ..„i«   !'..>
I '*.■ lyllniin   If nrn
machinery, nun tijmii Dwtit n-st* :ie'n'fRvA to 'hliil* there wiih •"OinefhinH*
Kfifery ut ihe (ninlliiig pulille. mill- 1« Dw Idea of mulling people nil nllltei Wlil<cli rnce« Jimtlfy tliomtinliW In (lit:
f.-ti*. nf fl-illais u.'.-ih nt fi-elgln iuul | nml thought dividing up wns foollHli. | „V,.K 0f tj,0 worj,j for attnokltig other
wl-Jr-iiii'iy tin* itMij-i'M.. i/i  u,i  ik..,. |'•'    •"' ' "' '."'''" """ his wtiv. ',■'„,.„<, n.v, ,|Rtml|v tn be found Iho Hym*
pany- i    "v«u k,"'w» H,r* i{ «-'Ve|'yhody     did ■ ,,,„„„, o{ ■„„,- j,,,,,^,., i).,, miTl-iK lor
Now tbe offkinlfi respomdlil.. fur tiie, Murt  «-<|unl  tomorrow  thlngK  would ■ nioro cumomorn. moro markots, moro
operating of the ('. I*. It. nre Jum nu'.bu much the samo In «ny six or twelve) w..f,uhf    The flag lit pushed Into for*
fully all**..' to .he fact inn are the ieu.*j months. Men imve very different nb-
pcrajici* reformer*-: thm it mnn with*'llltle«."
out alcoholic .emjienuni-M Ib better i I anked him If he did not think that
luii-i. ii, i tin ,i *.•;*.'.*.., v-i'.'-'t hv-)'-'- nr'unch It |iropo*i|t(on was HOlf Ovid-
handle tho throttle than a mnn add*lent
"Yes*." "tr. Bnjd, "ovory tM'nnlbl<' man
mnM iw... chat."
"Exactly jm.     And Socialists,   he*
rlgn lnndn In order that trade may
follow It,
than a man add*
uit-ial u» iii Iui.. ',*oi'".'**i-*iM}* I* follftu'i
that (ho temperate mnu oMalns pre-
fi-ronci* nrnl In fldvnrifed over or   replaces hit iriUttuitt'tau* hi'tithi'f,   bull Ing   wm-iM.* men don't propone nny. ncwnl of my
the heasort Is uot Jo«i tor tbe latter, j thin* to foolish.     If wo hnd a (treat; Kin*-. Hm-ti"
»«>»er or Jat**r. he teullzi** IiIh bread j BbfirinK tip ami left tho Reneial con.il* j
hnd butler, with thai of his family in .tions tin- ftHine tt io-Aay In twolvt*' Kr»*r. n.c
ynrtn:
Nnitcr U h*T«'liy (rlv«*n tbat 30 day*
II ft IT llllll'   I   illlflnl   li. ial>iil»   lo wUpoi'-
lri*,,ml<*rit «f I'totiur.lnl I'ullvv tor a roller Jle**i*in(* for 'he
C.
lira. M, l-aliMotr.
r retail lloi
I. Ki«ts*»
Itlti April. Ift0»
Gt
tliiiii 1..S*... let no one miy ho lovon
mankind ho Ioiik na ho doou not
fllim himself Into tho cause of freit*
doni,
CLA83 .SOLIDARITY
Horo nro two clnsHea In niodorn socloty opposed In pitch othor. One
cIiibh Is ainall, but oxcecdltmly 'powerful; despite Its dlHridvtiiitnKo In thu,
It Is (ho ruling cIuhh, conl rolling and
exploltliig tho larger oIiihh, Hh members rulo by reason of the fact that
they havo developed a aense of claits
Bolldnrlty aa a nocosHory result of
(heir ownorHhlp of lho menim of lifo,
Now Ihe worker** aro devolopliiR a
i'Iiihh liiBtlnct, a hciibo of cliifiH unlld*
a lily iir n nocoBHiiry roHiili of their
economic expoiieiieu and portion.
You cannot pet away from the fact.
The ileu'ioBl and profoundcM Instinct
In human IwIiikb Ih Hint they am for.
ever Ktiivlim to Hcctiro moro of k«oiI
lu rot urn for lean of 111, Thnt liiNtlnei
mnde mnn kindle IiIh find flro; It
liinplrod the biilldliiK of Ihe fli'Bt
rniine; Jt bun Inspired every Invontlon
mid ovory involution In Rocloty. Ho-
clnllHin i'ohih nil ltn fnith upon ihnt
deep, primal human ItiHtinct. Social*
;  ,y,\' y.**.'. vramilrn o rhnruTfl In hu*
TtifMi nnture, hat. human naturo does
mako tnovliablo tho hocuiI clmn«u lm
which wo SaclnllslB are working.-
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U not a .strong drink. No reaction after you stop using It
There is not a drop of alcohol in it, You have the steady,
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We wish you would ask your doctor about this. He
knows. Trust him. Do as he says.  ic.AuerCo.,uu>tii*\4eu.
Whit ut Aytr'i PHUT  Liver PIO*.   How lone (uv« they bttn »oW7 Ntulv ibrty
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THE   CANADIAN   BANK
OF COMMERCE
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HEAD OFFICE TORONTO
ESTABLISHED 1867
B. E. WALKER, President
ALEXANDER LAIRD, Gen..Manager.
Paid-up Capital   $10,000,000
Reserve "Fund    -    6,000,000
Branches throughout Canada, and in United States and England
rnnUTDV   BITCTWECQ    Every facility afforded to farmers and oth-
tUUMKI    DUOlWJDlOO    ers  fOT tiie transaction of   their hanking
business.   Sales notes-will be cashed or taken for collection.
DAMITTMr   BV   IUI AIT   Accounts infiy be opened by mail and
D All Mil U' DI   Mii-lX. deposited   ov   withdrawn   in thiswi
monies
av with
equal facility. »       *    ■
H. W. TRENHOLME,
Manager, Fernie.
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PUTTING OFF
EVIL DAY
Appeal  Case  of Importance to  Miners-
Canada   West' Coal Co. in the
- rLimelifflit of, the Court .
The Babcock Optimus press, in operation In. the District Ledger office. This
press contains many new features for the facilitating of high class work
at.a rapid rate. The sales agents are Messrs. (Miller & Richard of Toronto and Winnipeg.
*   Lethbridge Herald:In.^.he Supreme
court yesterday afternoon the. ay peal
;' case of McGarry vs Canada West Coal
. Company was taken up   This case is
the successor-to that of Tinsley vs.
Canada West Coal Co., tried here*be-
■ fore, resulting in damages being awar-
'   ilecl—for~tlre~plaintiff-totalling- about
$3200, of which $2500 was for permanent Injuries received by Joseph Tinsley
lii a mine.accident.'
'   The Company'appealed the case to
the' court of appeal. The court confirmed the lesser .amount of damages
"but in view of the death of, Tinsley ordered a'new. trial "in the case for permanent-injuries.'  	
, The evidence iri the previous trial
was admitted to' the court' yesterday!
Dr. McNally gave the only new eyi-
-dence-Avhich-was_to~the_effect_ihat,
Tinsley did not die of tuberculosis, of
the bowels. Judgment was reserved.
W. C. Simmons for McGarry; R. ,1*.
Wallace of Taber and L. M. Johnston
for defendants.-
=,Ever since the conclusion was arrived at by'District 18 TJ- M. W.'of
A', to'rebuild the Ledger plant and office, plans have been under way for
the bringing together of machinery of
the most approved and up-to-date design with the object in view of producing a paper arid book and job work in
general, that would be second to none.
Tlie many complimentary remarks received from.time to time from readers
and patrons, confirm our belief that
to some degree at least the end in
view has been achieved.
As the plant' stands at the present
time''it is as near perfect as could
be desired by the most fastidious advocate of the art preservative.
In very few offices of this size is
there to be* found in 'constant operation a Mergenthaler Linotype Machine.
This machine has demonstrated its
versatility'not only for the composition
of the paper, but in countless   other
ways, such as'providing the type for
the   numerous   by-laws,   agreements,
constitutions, circular letters, etc. that
come to the lot ot an official paper.
This machine was.purchased through
Mr.   T.  Bland of Toronto, Canadian
sales agent for the Company. It carries three distinct styles of type, non-
Ledger,  and1 .each week' sees  names
the trade as C, 8, and 10 point,   each
size having a Roman and Black face.
The installation of a suitable press
was the matter of some, work, likewise
some expenditure.   The first press installed was not satisfactory and   now
we have in operation a .fresh-from-the-.
factory Optimus press, manufactured
by the Babcock Printing Press Co. of
New York, which is the, largest press
of this make in this locality. It is in
almost constant use in the production
of book work and the various edition1*
of The Ledger. "
The  press room js  also  equipped
with two Gordon jobbers of standard
make. A power paper cutter, folding machine,' punching machine,, perforator and stitching machine complete tho mechanical outfit.-'        "   .
Photographer Spalding dropped in
recently aifd took several flashlights of
the interior of this great dictator of
public thought. They are produced
on this page with explanations. -
Probably* no mailing list in the
western country has such a healthy
and prosperous growth as that of the
Ledger, and each week sees names
added, not only in the city but in the
various mining camps of the country.
No "weekly paper now published
in the west,has a more general circulation than that which we are proud
to possess.
' In regard to type faces and other
facilities for the output, of commercial
and color printing, no expense or care
Was.spared in-procuring all that was
necessary to supply patrons' with the
newest and best.   *'
P. BURNS & CO.,
LIMITED
WHOLESALE and RETAIL MEAT MERCHANTS
Always a choice supply of*Beef, Pork, Veal,
Mutton, and Lamb on' hand. , Hams,
Bacon, Lard, Butter and Eggs
Our Specialties
Fresh, Smoked and Salted Fish, always a good
•    assortment.   Try our Mince Meat, ,
Saurkraut and Oysters.      o ;
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NELSON AND
MOYIE RELIEF
It' was decided that from now on
outside of any pressing cases what
balance might be in hand should, bo
held over for any contingencies that
might arise In the fall.
'There wns a-meeting of the Iocnl
' -gy on Monday morning In the Ro.
i Catholic presytory   constituting
-ommitteo charged with admlnts*
tho funds contributed by Nolson
•le for spolcal cases of relief
* womon and children. Month
ollef has been given as oc-
uired ln tho Bhape of orders
,s storos.    Accounts    wore
I on Monday and payment nu*
Payment was also author*
ccount of support of district
. accordance with resolution
nor meeting, whereby     tho
i assumed responsibility for
mount for six months.   Tho
[ lho niirso havo boen a grent
n to many cobos of nood.
for tho nurse wns mado to
'8 Donovolont society .under
octlonu tho nurso Is ongn',*
BLAME8 THE PRESS
LONDON, May 3—At a banquet to*
night by the international arbitration
league in honor of the visiting German
labor leader John Eiirns, president o!
the local government board, denounced
the journalists who aro provoking the
Anglo-German war scare..Ho was suro
the scafo would bo short lived as tho
scare mongers wore tho samo as had
lured tliem Into.tho Boer war,.Ho bo*
Uoved that the people would novor seo
an International war Involving Great
Britain, Franco, Germany   and   Rub*
sia,
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WHOOPING COUGH
"In February our daughter hnd tho
whooping cough. Mr Lane of Hartland
rocommonded Chamberlain's Cough
Romody and said It gavo his custom*
orB tho boat of satisfaction. Wo
found lt as ho Bald, and can rocomm*
ond It to anyono having children trou'
u'iod with whooping cough," Bays Mrs.
A, Gobs of Durand, Mich, For salo hy
nil druggists, '   ,
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Phone
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nnd Tourist' House
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FERNIE
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Bui' sui*i*lioil with  tho best Wines,
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see us once
C. W. DAVEY & CO., Props.
Interior view ef the'District Ledger, showing Linotype maehlne, paper cutter, Job presses and In the far corner
. the Optimus news preei,    Ae will be Men plently of light Is available from a series of large windows. The
district officer! made sure that there would be no trace of the sweat shop.    Thle tide of the office can more
eorreetly be described ae being neareit to tha Uiard Range.
Tho proof that tlio plant limtnlled Ih
cupublo ot miiutliiB nil domnndH for
somo tlmo to como Is shown by tho
fuel that iliirliiK tho last fow weeks,
a dull)' piipei', was iBBiicrt without In
any way "tyliiK *il>" tlio offlco.
Wo Invito HocrotnrlfiH of IociiIh In
DiHtrlct 18 to iiiolio full iiko of tliolr
IiuiKii". Lot your follow worl'iiiun In
other parm of tlio dim riot know llm
Btuto of irnilo In your enmp, warn
thom nunliiHt coming Into plnco-. In
which thoro lu uni'ill dinnce of ditching on to a Hhlft, lot Uiom know of nny
mlnoH where troiiblo Ih ponding, nnd
iiIho lot lliom know of any mlnm* that
nro In nond of inlnerH. In thin wny
tho DlHlrlct Lodger can bo mndo to
cover a larger flolrt and bo moro useful
limn ever In Mnrvlili*. tlin fllidH mill tho
purpose-, of tlio mon bohlnd It.—tlio
unii'ini,
AdvertIseiH nro not Blow to hoo tlio
vnluo of tho DlHlrlct Lcdgor nH nn nd*
vorilfllnB medium. Mailing HhIh nro
open for lho limpnctlon of ndvortluorH
-,» ,,,,,. ttrnf. We iln not In nnv wnv
curtail our v.owh on account of tlio
fact thnt cortnln liiti-routH which wo
do biiHliiens with might bn hurt nnd
our ndvertlfliim pntronngo Buffer. An
nd in Tho Ledger In nn InvORtment;
It Ih n paying Investment. Thu Lod*
jrer does not pouo ae a "cheap"' advertising medium, hut It lu worth the
price when the extent of territory cov*
crcd Ih tnknti Into consideration.
Tho manng'imont oxtemU nt nil
lime*** un Invitation to readers nnd
frlcmle to look through Iho Lodger
office.
A
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View of the Interior of the Dletrifit Led_*r, nhowing prtrtlon pf componlng room nnri Impot-lng «ton««
of light la aUo supplied here by another row of large windows. The "Devil' hlmaelf can be lean on
high up agalnit the wall.     The block and tackle teen auipended from the ceiling ia used to hang
who come around to tell us how a paper should ba run, and whose subscriptions are In arrears.
Ahtinrl*(.|,««
his throne
all   those ■W^
PAGE FOUR
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,   -    B.C.  MAY 8 1909
®lj* Sisfrijtf %&%**
$1.00 a year in advance. 'Address all communlca*.
tions to the "Manager" District Ledger, Fernie B. C.
Rates for advertising on application.
We believe, through careful enquiry, that all the
advertisements in this paper are signed by trustworthy
persons, and to prove our faith by words, we will make
good, to actual subscribers any loss incurred by trusting advertisements that prove to be swindles; but we
do not, attempt to adjust trifling disputes between
subscribers and honorable business men who advertise,
nor pay the debts ot honest bankrupts.
. This offer holds good for one month after 0the
"ransactlon causing the complaint; that is we must
liave notice within that time. * In all cases ln writing
to advertisers say "I saw it in The Ledger."
Phone 48;  Residence 9
W. S. STANLEY,
Manager
LET THERE BE LIGHT—ALSO WATER.
\
By the almost unanimous vote of 103 for and
3 against, ratepayers of Fernie yesterdays-demon-
trated their belief in the system of public ownership and management of water works and electric
lights, although the outlay entailed is large
For the purchase of the water works system and
the pipe line to Fairy Creek, and extension of thc
' system generally an expenditure of $100,000 was
sanctioned; for the purchase of the Crow's Nest
Pass Electric Light system' in so far as it has tp do
with Fernie, $50,000 will eventually be placed to
the credit of the movement.
a Possibly the darkness through which we' have
had to wander during the past few months lias
had much to do with awakening citizens to the
necessity of immediate and effective action in the
matter of street lighting, and in no uncertain manner they have decided that darkness must give way
to light, thought it does come high.
Fernie is growing fast; it is stretching its suburbs into bush land and the need of pure water and
fire protection was so keen "as to require little* urging on the part of those who had grasped'the full
significance of the situation.
'-•> The Ledger has always stood for and.advocat
ed the municipalization of public' utilities, at least
those embracing, from their very nature, commodities most vital to the interests ofthe whole people.
True, there are franchises controlling privileges of
a civic nature,«which seem to prosper better at the
* hands of the few than under public ownership, but
on the question of water works and electric light,
the people of all classes .can meet on a: plane of
absolute necessity, for . far reaching and much-used
"commodities, . ;■    -' -'.   •   '       '■-   ■'.''    -, - -'
y Apart from the sanitary and "matter of convenience" aspects of the water w'orks, the installation
of a more perfect fire protection system is now
made possible, and with this underwriters' rates
should be lessened,to..a-;ver.y materjal- degree,-, and
* this in itself would mean, much to every householder in the city. ' We believe the civic'Officials as
at present constituted are able to bring about the
speedy culmination of these much-to-be-desired improvements now that the sinews of war,- have been
provided. 7'   ■*        ;    ''..,'.      .-..'•*
The citizens of Fernie have voted wisely
well. More power to the same'public spirit. •'
and
May
it increase and multiply
/
JUST IN PASSING
The cry has beon sent up by tho mercenaries of
thc Coal Operators that the agreement as signed hy
the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Compnny is not for a
closed shop, and that the miners officials have been
hoodwinked and deluded.
' If, then, the agreement does not include a closed
shop, and is a flimsy and unworkable parchment,
which gives the company the big hand, why will
not the other operators in tho combine sign a similar ugrecmontl
Surely, if thc Hill interests have opened thc *.vay
by a non-union document couched in such nunvo
and misleading terms, that it has boen given union
sanction, tlie Stockett contingent would not be
long following suit.
Hut tho operators hnvo, so far as thc association
nioiiibors are concerned, refused to sign this mime
agroomont, hence at thc outset the inconsistency of
the cry is ('Ktahlislicd, which sought to bring into
ridicule nnd disroputc tho Crow'w Nest Pass agreement.
Again, Tho O. P. It. nnd tlio Western Coal
Operators Association are known to bo ono nnd the
fiiuno body to all intents nnd purposes. Tho C. P.
It, granted a closed shop to its iiicchnnics in Winnipeg. Why docH tho C. P, H. wish to withhold this niiiiiu coiuM'Ssion from tho miiiorH of tlio
Pass?
If tlio closed shop is n safe huHis for operations
in the mechanical department of the -C. P, U., it
cannot ho a dangerous thing for tho mines control-
l,»d by lho (".. V, R, to ho pin nnd on tlio snmo work-
■.ft**** hnsiH.
The reports printed nt tho outset regarding tho
moxhumiblc supply of cnnl on hand by tho Canadian Pacific arc known now to have been grossly ex-
aifgornted. Conservative estimates gathered from
tlio most reliable sources would scorn to imlicato
that tlio supply for tho Crow's Nest Pass section of
tho road is diminishing at an alarming rato, nnd
it is nlso woll known that the supply is not being
replenished to nny degree.
Thc unwritten law of supply and demand is,
ns [in wor fill n levor with whieh to movo tho C. P.
R. as could he granted; no commercial or industrial
corporation is immune from tho inevitable results
of the working of this force. Already the smelters
in tin. boundary country aro closed; the steam out
fits of'the farmers on the prairie are at a standstill at a most inopportune' time; various industries
in the Pass are beginning to curtail their output—
Why? No supply of'coal.-.Why? All because the
combine of operators stlying themselves the Western Coal Operators Association, are bent on forcing upon the miners an agreement which they well
know to be worthless, eminently unfair and .void
of even the usual technical safeguards. ..-.-■
In tlie natural order of things the Canadian Pacific must in the.near future feel the pinch of coal
shortage. Simple enough. They have to get their
coal from the mines the same as any other concern.
The mines are not working, and no coal is forthcoming. They have contracts with mines working
at present. These contracts expire shortly, and
from the best sources it is well known that these
contracts will not.be renewed. Where, then, will
the railroad look for its supply of fuel? The C.
P. R. coal supply will-run out the same as would
that of any other concern under similar conditions.
And when the Canadian Pacific begin to feel the
iron finger of absolute necessity, tugging at their
time tables and running schedule, we take it they
will begin to take things in a different light.
Meanwhile the anonymous letter factory of several of the coal company papers in the Pass is working overtime grinding out epistles whose falsity is
evident from their own inconsistency and lack of
correct information. The terming of President
Sherman as a Czar, or an Autocrat, has little or
no effect on thc situation, and the abuse poured on
the officials of district 18 has as little to do with the
issues at'stake as has the depth of thc canals in
Mars tp do with the fishing in the. Elk river.
The public are daily becoming more and more
aware of.the facts of the case. They know now
that there is no agreement to work on, and they
know that such agreement as the operators wish
to.choke down the men's throats cannot be considered simply because it is a non-union document.,
and because it is not legally binding.
FROM ONE MAN'S POINT OF VIEW
Walker's Weekly: Twice in the past
six years the judiciary of the province
of B.C. has had its dignity "pricked
by' tho stub /pen. point of the-press,
and two editors 'hae -had to answe."
on the charge of contempt of court—
and we don't liyer in. Russia either.
The first charge Svas laid against Wm.
McAclams in the days of the Sandon
Paystre'ak. 'Billy funked when he
should, have -plunked and that* was the'
end o' Billy. He-has since got married and his contempt for, courts of
any kind has been completely subdued. . The next case is that-of W.
Stanley editor of the Fernie Ledger,
who was last week fined $100 * for
saying, in speaking of a case tried
by Judge,^Vilson "If you belong tosce-
ret societies and are on the right
side of politics you can commit any
crime with the certain knowledge, that
you will be acquitted." All of which
is very, very naughty.
" In speaking of the case one of the
court judges who heard the case, expressed surprise that any editor would
make an attack .upon the judiciary.
And,there is good reason for this surprise. But when so many expressions
of a similar character are heard from
time to time, with reference to other
courts than Judge Wilson's, it is not
strange that an occasional editor will
so far forget himself as to permit
somo street talk to creep into his
newspapers. If one half of the expressions of contempt which were pub.
llcly made last summer when many of
LAW
, The administration of justice, especially as it
affects the bourgeois element' of the community,
has, for a prolonged period, been the source of
vexatious and unsatisfactory wranglings, and thc
recent decision of the Ontario government that, to
some' extent at least, the field must be cleared of
technical loop holes and unending appeals to higher courts, indicates that the trend of public sentiment has at last found voice in the' legislative halls
of one province at least.
-■- 'Tis a well known fact, that many 'cases? . in
particular those for claims against wealthy, corporations by people of modest means, are side tracked
Snd"i^rin"a_wirdefness"of "^^^is'tTKiglfie'rtribun'-"
als,'made possible only by the financial ability of
the larger concern to'pay retainers' fees and othei*
incidental costsr .'In.too many, eases-a glaring, injustice has been 'done simply, because the !.■'little'
man "'in the'caste has not been'able^to follow up his
advantage by reason of barriers, insurmountable to
him, of costs, costs, and still more costs.   - *
The witness box, as it stands to-day,' seems to
be;designated for. the purpose of allowing lawyers
to apply all the sweat box tactics known to history,
ancl iii many instances for the confusing of honest
and.truthful persons, who, happily unused to the
surroundings of court retinue and attendant excite**
inent; are easily led to deviate in a few minor particulars from a story told in good faith, by he
treacherous traps and scheming devices of the barrister who happens to have charge, of the thumbscrews.
Some bf the questions applied'to participants
in litigation, are indeed hard to 'connect with thc
merits or otherwise of the case in court. ■ For instance iri a case that roccntly ,liold the attention of
the local court for days and days, a witness was
undor examination. The lawyer prosecuting had
resided in tho samo city for years, yet on tho commencement of cross-examination, tlie witness •• is
asked if he is a bookkeeper. He replied in tho affir-
mativo.' Again ho is asked if he hns had any good
jobs,.to which.he replies again in tho affirmative,
Ilo is then requested to state how many years he
has mado his bread and buttcr'by this vocation, to
which he answers again that lie has kopt tho world
straight witli various firms for 12 or 13 years—
and these two men woro citizens of Fernio for a
number of years together!
Tho "law of ovidoneo," to which magistrates,
judges, and juries aliko aro irrevocably bound, is
indeed a wondronsly strango thing,'and to its portals can bo carried innumerable misoarringes of
justice, in oases whoro tho bench is bound to be
guided only by such ovidoneo as may bo permitted
lo bo given, notwithstanding that other points,
having n significant bearing on tho ciiho, aro kept
lack,, on technical objections offered by defending
or prosecuting lawyors.
Now can tho judiciary hopo for full respect
when it permits lawyers to nppenr in court, nol
for the purpose of bringing out tho FACTS of the
enso, and for aiding in tho administration of justice, hut for tho well known purposo of keeping out
of court anything that would in any way jeopardize
tho interests of tho porson who for tho timo may he
thoir client?
In tho broad field of Hritish fair play, access to
tho courts of justice, from tho polico court to tho
Privy Council, should be as free as nir to nil classes
of pooplo. When a chnrgo is lnid against n prisoner, ho is either guilty or not guilty. Why not
oliminnto everything that tends to rotnrd his punishment if guilty, and hiiHtcii Ii'ih discharge if innocent. Do away with legal qnihblingH. Trivial
toclinicnlities nro things of tho past. More power
to tho Whitney government in its attempt to minimize thc cost and simplify the process of common
justice for common people. \
our best citizens were tapped in connection with the 40-dollar note proposition had found their • way into the
paper, the editor would no doubt have
had to go,to jail.for contempt, arson,
manslaughter, or something else awfully, bady- *' •■*■'•
!"jWe all do.-know that, however conscientious a; court-judge* might be in
his judicial rulings, and however fair
in his decisions, he will be accused
at times of showing-bias-in-his judgments. And much of the criticism
levelled at courts is unjust and undeserved. Nevertheless,J. there are
cases, where collusion between court
and lawyer has been so apparent and
the in,ust>oe of the decision so rank
that it is not to be wondered at that
expressions of contempt are heard.
The mulcting of an editor more or
less is siot remedial. He pays the
fine and apologizes but, the payment
of such fine and fhe making of such
apology does not in the smallest de-'
gree express the contempt, he feels
not for the court but for the individual
occupying the court. For instance a
booze artist is no better at the head
of a court thain a booze artist at the
head of anything else. The way to
make the public respect the court is
for, the court to respect itself. Newspaper man are only human. They do
err sometimes. But all the newspnp-
er men that we have met have been
more anxious to uphold the hands of
justice than most of the lawyers and
some of the judges who presume to
be the dictators of what Is justice."
ANo. 6
New Carey
For Sale
W. R.  McDougall
PALACE DRUG STORE
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New Store!   New Goods!
Everything is Nice and Fresh
The 3tock is„complete ■ in all lines. You
will find iri part, Drugs, Patent Medicines,
Magazines of all kinds, Daily -Newspapers
and Weeklies, Stationeiy and Oifice - Sup- -
plies, Garden and Flower Seeds, Toilet
Articles, Fancy Goods, Fine Soaps, &c, &c. ".■
Call,and   see the   store and the goods
A. W.   BLEASDELL
The  old  and   reliable druggist.    Phone   118
You will find uu on the Corner where, the Pont Office wns before -
thc Fire
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That I can buy choice fruit lands with
a good* water supply, within 30 miles of
Fernie, on the installment plan. .Such
0 easy payments are not offered by any otijjer
company. Write for circular on "Kootenai.
Irrigation Tract" \
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The    Workingman s
Store
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Don t 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    .
y "ii^y yShoes,   2.00 to 5.00
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Fernie, B.C., May 8tn, 1909
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The, general manager and general superintendent were around on Tuesday.
Tom   Spruston   from  Michel  paid ■ a
. private .business visit on Thursday ot
last week."    : l' '    '-     '
Mrs. Hodson of the boarding house,
was .partaking of; supper on Thursday
of last- week, when she prematurely
swallowed a piece of beef.' This became
firmly lodged in her throat and, she
soon showed unmistakablo signs of
choking. Several of thoso about her
„ endeavored to remove tho obstruction,
one of them, a first aid man of experience, skilfully using a teaspoon for
the purposo. All attempts were in
vain and a rush was made' for the
, doctor's surgery which happens to be
close by. Fortunately tho doctor was
at hand, and*being told of.the circumstances he went with all haste. "With
tho aid of instruments, he quickly removed tho obstacle. Naturally Mrs.
Hodson was much put about but after
a short rest she was herself again.- •
■ Sydney Horton finished his services
as butcher in Trites Wood store- here
at the end of April,
Jim McGeckle',' tho crack footballer,
has quit and gone to Frank.
Billy Evans hasn't been, seen around
lately. Oh, where, oh where can he
be? ■ ■' . *
Jim Stockwell, who"\vas taken from
Coal Creek to Fernie hospital suffering
from ' typhoid fever, is out again and
wo are pleased to see him looking so
well after his bad spell,,.
William  Hancock,  recording  secretary and J. D.. Wilson, financial secre-
--tary of local No.  195 paid their    first
visit, on  Coal  Creek on  Thursday  last
week.     Their visit was in no way official.       They  had  expected   to    find
things brooming, seeing the new agreement is settled and in force! They met
. with  a  great  disappointment  In,' this
-respect.-'   Tho  former by  accident ran
up against an old mate whom he had
not seen since school days In the old
country.   This    kind of    compensated
him.'. , °    :
Harry Baker, whom we claim ■ is one
of our best exponents of the-'noble art
Is   back ' and   working - again   In--'    the
,'camp.      Michel doesn't, go down with".
-Harry. . ' ■ -   '.'
-It -isn't pleasant to report that a
man who calls himsel'f an Englishman.
. In.answer to.enquiries from many of.
our readers as to why the farewell social to the evangelists was not included
in . last week's column ''we. can • simply
plead lack of space.' This was held
in the Methodist church, over 200 being
present. Speeches in ■ appreciation of
the good work done by* Revs.'-Brown
and Robinson-during their.special mission were delivered-by the Revs. 'J.
H. Martin and E. Curry, and Mr. J.
Hughes. " Mrs.*Willis spoke in the
same strain on behalf .of, tho ladles.
During the evening Miss Lottie Grey
sweetly gave a coronet so'iot vocal-music wus rendered by Messrs. J. Hughes
and,, J. Martin, Misses Finch, Bell,
Tyson,'Rydlard, Jones and Mrs. Watson, j'llss Margery Michell and Miss
Bella Bavldson recited. ,. In. connection with the mission Mr. Jay submitted
a financial report' and statement that
showed that after paying all local expenses incurred they ha-da small bal:
ance on hand. It was' decided to allocate this In "equal share's to the two
Coal Creek churches. A vote of thanks
to the missibners, proposed by ■ Mr.
Hughes, seconded''by Mr. Reed and
the replies of the two gentlemen concluded a pleasant evening.- The ladies
of the aid societies attached to both
of the churches were responsible for
the arrangements which were so much
appreciated by those present.
Sam Fisher has pulled down his
house at French camp. Sam's residence
was like the back side of another
man's house on another man's lot, but
now he has commenced to.build on his
own lot what he reckons will be'1'a
palace second to none in Coal Creek.
Go to it Sam, lad.
Jim Seddon'has been sent by the local to Calgary to consult a specialist
about his eye. ,   ■ .      - *   ;
The new hand in', the grocery department at the store Is A. R. Ferguson
from Toronto..Fred Vant from Okomos
Saskatoon is the new dry goods salesman and H. J. Ford from Calgary is
the new bookkeeper., George Booth-is
manipulating the .knife and talking
nicely to the ladies in the butchering
department. / '
. You'll go a long way before you'll
find a boarding boss' and his missus
who are so popular with their boarders
as were Bill Hodson "and his wife. They
retired from the buslness~on April
30th i'and   gave   the boys  a  great  do
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George O'Brien; third class W. McFegan, John Canfleld.'R. Adamson,'A. Hor-
rocks, J. Shortman, John Moore, L.
Parker and Ben Barnes.
The, evangelists are gone but the
King's business has only begun. Our
visitors have given an Impetus to the
work of the Master and new spirit to
the workers, but the greatest 'work remains yet to be done* by those who are
left behind. Do-not let the King's
Business lag.
Any who are not regular attendants
at any particular church will be welcomed at any of the services in either
Methodist or Presbyterian, churches.
■ You should have seen the Coal
Creek Champions upstairs at Ingram's
bowling alley on Saturday. A bit more
practice and the Fernie champions will
squirm.
Coal Creek football team is° -away
playing Coleman today and we expect
to hear a good account of them.      '   '
Fernie and Coal Creek football teams
met In their first league match on Saturday evening on Coal Creek grounds.
Play was not very exciting at any part
of the game, neither side scoring during
the first'half. About 10 minutes after
half tjmo Phoenix scored.for Coal Creek
on a pass from Mulgrew; shortly after
Ben.Smith evened up for Fernie. The
game enjed 1 to 1. Jim Sharp of Michel' was referee and Dave Archibald and
Jack Johnstone linemen. The teams
were, Coal Creek: Horrocks, McFegan,
A. McFegan, J. Sweeney, W.'Parnell,
It. Johnson,. P. Mulgrew, A. Thornton
S. Phoenix, O. Joisson and P. Jolss-
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Fernie: J. Mills','Pt. Ramsay, J. Both-
Ill, J. McEwan, A.' Glendennlng, J.
Kinneer, B.' Smith, G. Parnell,-G.
Reed, A. Baxter and J. Davey.'
Amongst visitors to the* Creok this
week we noticed Paddy ll'ij-fhes, Walter
Harwood and H. W\ Tren'nolme, Fernie
and.H. L>.  Cox! Michel.
A special meeting of our local was
held in Fernie on Wednesday night to
discuss the strike situation. , Quite a
bunch went down  from  here.
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~sb~"f ar~"l oil-contr ol-bf ~bi ms el f ~~as to"
strike, a'mere lad over the" head with
the only utensil which' was handy at
the time.- Such an incident occurred
.'•n the Coal' Company's washhouse one
■'. jj'Vi'ast week when the > lad was
a^,|-,'so severely with a washing tin.
irf'li'e had to have medical-treatment
i'*"'s,head;" This'm'an'w'aTits to'tight-
, ihe qu'rb on his temper else ho may
\me day find. hlmself.4>in.. a-, mess he
\n't''flnd It easy'to. get o'utVof. ':
T<irry Hutson came up" on a'flying
•_ from ' Michel on Tuesday and
;, tho night with tho boys,In the
Id boarding house. *' ""'
ve Martin and Bob Adamson were
amlners oil*Monday, when' a.num-
fellows applied.for-their dlggors
atcs.
-' Biggs has,again,beon put on as
s in No. 5 mine and Carmlchaol
s  fulfilling  similar  duties  In
e.     Tom Smith is shot firing
parents In Coal Creek who
•ro of tho narrow escapes
. Borioua accldont,      but.
. If, which somo of   their
\r havo almost ovory day
', ard and forward "6n tho
'.ore and Fornio. Our at-
■   on drawn to this ropoat-
iig soon tho .anguish and
m bo brought.Into a fa-
'aoeldont   to, ono-of   Itn
o    consider It to bo oiir
a note of warning, .  On
.   coming   up. thin   week
unch of kids' apparently
about 7 to 12 years of
iff over tho tops of tho
ha train wns travelling
rato. Ono of tho young-
-titling above tlio buffer*-*
"i his legs -.winging ovor
io slltflitost   loll would
iim  ntf with Ood  only
nillM,     Tho ciniudiic'i-iitj
Uy from  his dangerous
tend him In a ooaoli. lie
ip-oovoral otho.H     and
erely.     To koop them
•ou wpuld nood a con-
i k'lfl wltli *.chain   ut-
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,,'wiio Ii now head pump*
nil mined tneht tlio holiday
I vou' nnd frlondi; at    Coal
rliUo Ir proud to soo ho many
.item culling to nee him In tho
Davit lind IiIh log broken ln
Ino two Wa'akH ago and Conl
ople will rejoice to hnnr that
Ing on fine,
I.owlHi known woll In Ilollovuo
-hIi-ch Iho lir>y*i lo know     that
.'■ Ih with thorn In thoir   bold
obtain right and 'untlro,    Uo
•ono In IiIh duvlru.    A talk with
.» In tlio cotup would convince
,1'i'Jiiilloocl ml ml of thin.
JiHl of May Ih one of lho ullpu-
nllilnyn   under  tho  now  ngro-
iliorofore on Saturday tlio mlnoi
irki* around wero Idle,      TIiabo
nugo muHH meeting of the H. i*.
1,'j  Fn'ub- .mil i'ti tlmt   llir  iiiiyn
hern who wished could take part
■pedal train wan run down at IMS.
Inrtfe nunit-iT tooK ndv«ntase of It
il were highly plaimed with the good
•nehoH thoy lienrd.
\ .<nrt** frf<Tr. Tfn'lnr'n tinfirillncr >iou»'>
•nt mountaineering on SiiniUy aftor-
on.     They vlowed tha "crack'! and
e unanlmoui In unylng thai tho rift
wider and deeper than It wan lint
I and tlmt thoro are ilgna ot other
rti near to opening out. , Altogether
y reckon the a*p«ct up thore It an
V ono.     Thoy eamtt aerom. tho foot-
jnt* of a boar and somo of thom woro
■'any after that.    However,   before
centllnir. tit it v t'uvtor climbed a tree
J mado a white ran belonging to the
.veteran, Joe Johmton, who waa ono
the party, *<.oure,     It can be aeon
tlnctly flapping about,   from     the
*n,
THe^wasiniouse was*~tlie"place Twl!ere
the jubilation was greatest, and the
boys sat. round ln merry and good
humorous fashion drinking to the' future success'*, of, the old block and his
wife many times over. Songs, sentimental and comic, put life Into the
sorry occasion. * Pete' handled' the dipper "fine and' saw that no one| got too
much at a time and the old war horse
John Morgan, who was chairman,'kept
.thb, boys'ln hand,
A heavy cave in occurred in 47' ' district No. fi' mino on Wednesday af'e.*-
ppoii, • A Lores was killed but no *i,.*>ii
were hurt!, *   .'      '
Early on Tuesday morning the htorm
played havoc with a ln"omotive ched
and an old .weigh cabin adjoining, and
which wore situated near the tipp'.o.
Ono gust of, wind rlittod somo ol.'.,' tho
timber's' from tho' roof and a seoii»U
gust was so fierce'that it entirely demolished both buildings carrying most
of tho timbers and landing thom over
tho main railway track, Tho section
gang under Foreman Willis was roqulrod to clear away tho debris, Thb
nolso mndo from the collapsing of tho
structures and the1' flying 'timbers-caused'a team bf horses hltohed to a, coal
wagon'tb bolt, Toamstor Thompson'.was
thrown off tho wagon but Buffered no
more Injuries than a fow bruises.^ Anothor . team which ,was in the vicinity
at.tho tlmo mado straight for tho stables whero thoy quietly pulled up.
Wo, havo-numerous enquiries aftbr
Jim Maofarlano. Quito a few havo
been to the hospital'to see him and say
ho Is doing as well aH can bo oxpoclud,
Mr, Morgan, mlnos lnnpeotor, camo
In on Monday night. On Wednesday
morning ho rocolvod a mossago of an
accident at Morrlaby mines In which It
was reported two men had lost thoir
IIvob. Uo Immediately loft for'tho scene
of the accident, ■  •
Ono outcome of tho ovangollstlc mls-
flloli nml which onco moro ahowR' how
brotherly lovo and Chrlatlan followshlp
can ovbrcomo ohuroli govornmont prejudices Ir thnt until fnrthor notice,
aorvloun will hn held In caoh church on
oltornato Hunday morning with tt united congregation. To-morrow morning
lho service will bo hold In tho Method-
Ut church at 11,
Tho volco of Cyclono Iiiih roaohod uh,
nml a littlo' bird hits whlHporml ho Ih
Hiifforlng from cold foot. When ho enn
hIiow hnrd for $250 ho linn our won)
,11m Uuitijwh will tallc IiuhIiiohh with
him—not before.
Hilly, ii'young hoii of/"Undo Hmlth,"
who Ih n driver In N'o, !*, wiih coming
off shift riding hoiHobnok on .Friday
liiHt, Without nny warning tho anlmnl
boiled nml got liuynml tlio Ind'H oontrnl.
Ho ni ml o a buhl effort to stick to hut
wuh ut liiHt thrown, .\H»lMtiince wiih
quickly nl Imml nml after u tlmn ho
(•.•covered hlinHulf Htifflcletit lo romni'lc
that ho did nol tlilnli ho wnH. much
hurt mid thnt ho would 'rot up nftor n
Hhort roHt, Howovor aomo standing hy
ihnurrht dlffornntlv nnd thev nt ntin*
cnrrlod lilm fo Doctor llunter'a nurgery
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keii his leg right above the ankle. After temporary HpllntH and bnndagoM had
Imon applied hu wuh rtimuveil to Ftiiiili-
hoHpltal, NutwItliHUuiilIng tho fuel
tlmt the samo leg Imd euffornd a pro-
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lio couldn't be doing bettor.. It la
preaumed the horse wna startled by the
a team from tho dinky.
Tho NUbjoot at tho evening sorvlco In
the l'reahytorlnn church to-morrow will
ho "What la Chrlatlanlty?" Everybody
welcome.
Jnek Powell, anpdrfnfundrtne from
Columan waa taking at loog around on
Wedneaday afternoon.
• The aucceaaful candldatea belonging
to Coal Creek ml non In the examination!* for competency in mlnlnjr hold In
Pernio a few weeki ago are: Flrat
clan*, John Hbanka and Bernard Can-
field; aocond claaa, Jamea Duaholl and
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.' The King's Business, the East kootenay campaign, is. being continued in
the ' Methodist ctiurch. The meetings
are being fairly-well attended. This
campaign-Is not'slmplyfor Methodists,
it Is organized" as an Interdenomlnat-
Ional'-mlssion, and therefore should enlist, the co-operation" of all'people. The
Rev. W. O. Reed, B. A. of Montreal,-
and Mr. N: Russell are''the mlssloners
In charge, and are giving every day
discourses which are very profitable,
from, the word of God. Last Sunday's
special programme,- drew- a-large.-cqm-
.nany',_in_the~-m6rjiLngiat7Ni5w_:MiehPl..
Mr. Reed gave a very Inspiring talk on
the law of Spiritual Development,. and
Mr."Russell was espeblally"agood'-on his
address to men only in the afternoon.
The subject was the power of purity.
Af night the -church-Tvas,-full to'-liear
Rev.. •. W. D.- Reed speak on the man
that God called a Fool. The meetings
will; be continued until the 16th of
May.-.'-- .   -   * •-*-. <:-.',:,: ' '..'      '  '   '
Football—The boys were at home on
Saturday to Coleman. Tho new grounds
looked at their best and there;.was .'.a
good crowd around tho ropes -when
tlio teams took the„fleld. Michel turned
out as follows: Raynor, Oakley, Guest,
Ritchie, McQueen,' Mason, Barries (captain) Jenkins, Mather, Almond,'White-
house, A good and fast game was
Boon seen, Coleman pressing vory.hard
on the homo goal,-, but'the defence of
Raynor, who was In goal, wns too good
to allow any, score, and at half tlmo
there, was no',.score .mado, . At half
time Michel showed up a little, but not
anything llko last soason. About twenty minutes beforo tlmo was called Mather scored a goal for Mlchol, After this
Mlchol was pressing all tho time until
tho-whistle blow for tlmo. Final scoro.
Mlchol  ono, Colomari nil.,-'
Barney Stltt, representative of tho
Pernio Brewory was In town on Saturday. .'■'.'
•Mr. Norman Frasor has boon appointed superintendent In plnco of Mr, R.
Itoaf, who had beon acting pro tern,
Mr, Fraser commenced his duties at
tho mines on Monday,
Joe McNeil of Coal Creok was down
last 'wcok ond looking ovor somo ronl
estate,
Tho Rov. S, Cook wont to Fornio on
Tuesday to attend tho East Kootonny
MothodlBl convontlon. Mr. John
Lord also wont up at lay ropresoritatlvo
for Mlchol.
Don't forget tho big sports to bo hold
on tho 24tli liiHt, In aid of tho football
club. There will bo a flvo side foot-
hall competition, Homo fln'o medals will
bo given ru prheeH, Look out for blllH
with tho prpgrummo for foot and other
raoosi   ■     ' ■
Hupurtlntondont S, Mooro of tho Hlk
Valloy mlnen was In town on Wednesday. ,
Tho Iocnl lodge of Englos will moot
noxt. week,
. Some woll known young men of
Mlohel have lately got Into tho cat habit, , Now, hoys, tnke n tun,tile to
yourself and turn oyer a now loaf,
A groat deal nf Iniiil dim ring Ih going
on nt tho Nowtown, Thn now Imnli
will Moon ho opi'ii for IiiimIiiohh.
A. Nolaon Ih nn Indoor'patlont nt tlio
lioHliltiil, uii'loi'icoliur nn opiTiillon for
appctullcltlH,
The boj'H who were Im.'ky iinongli In
bo on the dopot platform on Monday
night whim the Iocnl pulled out wnro
tri'tiU'il to n (Inu Mnrnthon rni.'o between a lndy and tho train, I urn
p|i>iiHin| to hii j' t.ho Iii ily won,
Thero will ho a living picture ahow
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very fine pifcturi'M will ho ahown.
Don't rorgvt. lho dunce held under
thu uuaplccN of the .St. Paula church
committee on tho night of tho 17th.
Tho Indian of the committee nro going
to put up a awell auppor.
Andy McLeod of Iloamer blew In on
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frlendi,
In reply to Cyclone Kld'a atatement
that A1f, Dnigon Ih not claan enough
for him, Draj:on anye thnt la not tho
reaaon why Cyclono won't meet him,
Dragon claims that he would not agree
to the propaaale mado by Cyclone for
the contiat.
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Summer visitors and land seekers are
already listing their, names ln Baynes,
and preparations are being made to
take care,of the large crowd expected
this summer., The boom In our locality does not exist merely in the imagination or in newspaper talk, but ln the
actual sale • of Its-lands. It is an
Ideal spot for a summer home or outing. ■ The .views mighty also be calleo
celestial '.visions, .beautiful mountains,
crystal faced lakes,and birds and flowers of every hue and specie.
For sale: Five roomed summer cottage and 5 acres of land. Apply T. M.
care Ledger Office.
Dr. Ross of Whitemouth, mother of
Messrs. Hales and Joe Ross of the
Ross Saskatoon mill, arrived in Waldo
Saturday for a couple of months visit.
Mr. W. S. Stanley made a flying trip
to Baynes'last .week.
Mr. .and Mrs. Joe Ross and, friend
Miss Ashdown went Up to see 'the "Elko
Falls on Sunday and brought back a
variety of beautiful spring flowers,
Mr. and Mrs. Griffith drove down to
Euroko  the first of the week.
We. would advise-all residents', to
sprinkle some coal oil on any water and
lakes to do away, with as many mosquitoes as possible this year. If done at
once the germs will be killed. *
•The private school at Baynes under
the supervision'of Mrs.* D. W. Hart
closed last Thursday after a successful
year's work.
Mr. Anson Frost went to Elko , on
Tuesday.
There will be' a social at the Upper
Waldo cook house next Saturday night.
Proceeds will be for the benefit of the
Methodist minister, Rev. Hobbins, who
leaves next week" for a new field to be
decided by, conference,       '    ,
Mr. Hobbins has.been a great acquisition in our-commuslty and will- be
missed in the literary'and musical ctr-
cles as he has always taken an active
part In both. * We voice the sentiment
of the community in wishing him God
Speed.
• Miss May Ashdown df Swan Lake,
who has been visiting her friend, Mrs.
Ross for several weeks, left* Thursday
for a short trip to thc coast before
returning to her home.
■ Mr. Arthur Barrett returned Saturday from Fernie where he has been doing some plumbing.t. - He was accomi
panied'by his.friend. Mr. Lowry, who
was very much taken with the beautiful climate of- Baynes and could hardly
realize that he "was only within a few
miles of Fernie, as there was such a
marked change in the weather.
Mr: Slow and„Mr..- Hairy. Lamb.spent
Tuesday fishing', :fbrr(b.o'ok, trout and
had—fine-success. ••       —■ = ■  -
being sold to professional men along
the Pass who will build homes and
move their families down here to live
where sunstrokes and prostrations from
the heat are afflictions only known to
Elko people through newspaper reports
from other parts of the world.
Howard McGuIre. moved his horses
arid wagons from Fernie back to his
ranch in the Big Red Apple country,
where the pumpkins grow as big as a
chicken coop.
Armlstead the artist Is making some
of the residences In Elko lookv.like a
rainbow in full bloom.  *
Bob Cox- came In from Calgary on
Tuesday and will mako some Improvements on his land east of tho town
known as strawberry flats.
Martin Thorpe, the mill foreman for
the North Star Lumber company, Ve
are sorry" to, say, is ln Fernie hospital
suffering with a severe attack of la
grippe.
Big Thunder, Half Moon and Shooting
Star, three Indian Beavers, passed
through Elko Monday on their way to
Kallspell,-Montana, on a visit to their
Flathead  friends.    '     -,
Mr. Gook ot Victoria is visiting Elko
for some mysterious reason^or other
this week.
When you can't fish mend your nets.
A feint heart never won anything.
This don't apply to Charlie Yeandle or
Dr." Rutledge. Boys, oh boys, but
what are ,tho wild waves saying.
It's easier to get a fish hook ln than
it Is to get It out.
Who's tho next for a ten' acre lot?
Don't all speak at once.
Ed. Stewart the Elko twirler, Is in
training for the bascbell*. games to, be
played between the Waldo Woolly Tops
and Elko, and the Fernie Dodgers and
E,lko. He's'got a curve like Fred Roo's
Kirby fish hook and lands on the batter where the. hen got the hatchet.
Ed. Prettle did the square thing
with the Elko merchants last Monday
and his name is  blessed among  them.
If you can't boost don't knock.
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and just received the
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stock of fishing tackle,   the new kind with n'fflninity
adjustment—bound to bite.—can't drop off.   Some
zealous competitor'might cull him a
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but Fred Roo is happy
knowing that he has a reputation in
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we'll give you something, to write home to
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LETHDWDOE; May i Olc Ilcnflon,
a prominent rnnchcr at Wrltlng-on*
Stono, oast of Couttt*., wan drowned on
Saturday In tho Milk rivor At AihforU.
Tho body has not boon recovered. Tho
docwuoi] wei a bachelor.
There's many a full grown man wllh
whiskers on his,,face who utight to he
wearing long dresses and fitting in a
high chair IC his clothes mivtcl<ed his
character.
,Pat Greer severed his, connection with
the steel bridge company 'at Irvine's
Bush by'special'request'of Ed. Prettle,
thc walking dclegato on Monday,
.The homo of Mr, and Mrs, Glen
Campbell, Blair Cottage, Nor.th Star
park, was; tlie scone of gay festivities
laB.t Friday night. ■ Returning to .Elko
after an absence' of t\vb. yearn their
many friends (and ln Elko thoy are
thicker and swoctor than mojaases In
February) gathered together at tho
general post office,.and headed by tho.
Stool Brlclgo concert band, marched to'
Blair cottage, and caught Mr, and Mm,
Campbell busy laying down tlio car-
pots, which wero liurrlendly, pulled up
and thrown out on tlio back porch'. Tho
band struck up tlie popular uli*. "Wo'ro
horo bocauso wo'ro horo," and Mr.
and Mrs. Campbell with smiles you
couldn't scour off with sand paper,
mndo everybody fool as If lt waR ft
prod's return, they had boon Invitod
to, Dancing, cards 'arid gamOH wore
Indulged In to tho delight of ovoryone.
The CampbollB aro at homo to their
frlondB any old tlmo thoy. care to enll
around, The young folks are still
talking about,tho good tlmo they Imd
and ono look at tho eoiiy■cornor would
confirm their statomont. It was ft
surprise party from first to last and-
then somo,
Dear ..Dad Ulensiloll of Fornio, who
Inn, sold morn pink pills, paregoric ami
pain killer thnn anymnn on tho Crow,
and tho' most expert dlsclplo of i-lil
iH'inc Walton In tho Pass; Alox 1. Fisher, who can cook a 11. H, flue-lnHal at
a polltuul meeting to a oiIhp In-own,
and our old college chum F. O. l.nwe,
were Elko vlsltoi'H on Hiindiiy with
their IikIIch anil drove out to Itock
Creok.
.1, Agnow, renl until la and Iniiuraticu
n'i'unt of Mlku Iiiih lici'tl buny ull U'oult
wllh homo Hoisli.n'H from the innt ami
west. .hint Ui'i'-j. your eyo on the
l.oilgur an thu wtiti'i* of thin bri'i'/.y
column In going In iii'chh thn limit nnd
I'niifH nnlllii-r Ood nor the devil,
A. HiinipHim wiih nn Elko vlnltnr on
Kunilny looking uvur Home ul Fred
Uiio'h to aero I'riilt farms Writ ol*
Elko.
.Mih, N, A. Miu'lti'iizle uf Willi* wim
di/wn visiting wltli .Mrs, Kh'iigliiHinlih
nt (lio 101 Uo IihIkI nn Hatui'ilny 11 ml
Hunday.
Mnrlv to bed nml onrlv In rl«n
lliiMllai like I11-II nml nilvei'tlm*.
t.lXD >tll .USllf Uh In.l it,1 lull ,:ia)
up,till  night  to di) ll.
.Morgan TliuimtH of Eureka nrrlv.-tl In
Elko wllh 11 piiiiy ul new hdUIiiih lion)
MiiiiHul ■  Mlt i-
Clodil hiininnred follcn havo tln> ht>'-
and ciinki.ru  tlm umit.
Fred HluTliian wbh down to the big
II01I Apple country tills week.
A drop of dye will color a finllfut of
wnter nnd one dlHcnnlant Individual
will fre'iuciitly Hiuir tli*e entire G-mnii*
unity,
Mr. and Mr». T. Litchor of Femte
woro Klko vlnllorn luiit Hunday guonts
ut MInh May lino.
HUhley'H Uck In Furnlc. Burc thing J
thfit'p whnt they all nay, '
Wlint'in brf-d In the bone comet .out
in thi) fiend.
the rfixl etitate itfont-i In Etko report
good bu»lrii'HH
In connection with the murder of
Mrs. Louise James in Winnipeg, on
April 22 the Gladstone Age of Gladstone, Man., in which city the relatives
bf Mrs. James reside, records a peculiar incident, as follows:'    '
"On Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock
about the time, as near, as can. be
learned,', that the tragedy occurred in
Winnipeg, George-Ward,'brother of
the deceased,' wended his. way on his
little wagon, for' he is a cripple, to the
■officG-of-thefAgGi-^—■ ^ —■*-■
We were ■ moving to other quarters
so he stayed but a short time and left
for, the shop bf Mr. Holley. After
being.helped into1 the'- shop *he sat for
awhile and then-seemed to go off in
a sound slumber, ,. He. "slept-for nearly -two hours, waking with a start at
10- minutes to six/ While* In this
sleep he dreamed'he saw his'sister
Louise lying ^cross a bed with her
face covered with blood and her clothing deranged. ; Mr. Holley, who had
let the visitor sleep on was surprised
at. the soundness with which he slept
and also at the suddenness with which
he- woke,"    .
It Is particularly notable from the
fact that according to Mr, James, his
wife told him on the mornlng'of Tuesday, April 20 that she had dreamed lh
the night of a room which was covered with blood.
She had said that sho had not fig*
ured In the dream In any way.
Fernie Opera House
G. L. TASCHERAU, MANAGER
UP TO PATH
Moving
Picture
Show
Programme   Changed
Three Times a Week,
Monday,  Wednesday
and Friday
Making Profit
Wc certainly expect to mnkc
11 rcnMouiiltlc profit on everything we hell. If we did not we
would clone up Hliop. Hut mini!
you we Mnld rcnHonnble. Some
denier*, wnnt bin prof I tit but
then they lire xntiKfled with few
Mnlfx. AVe ruu uur biiNlueNH on n
different IhiihIhi Hmnll profit*,
often repealed. AVe nre nntl«!jled
. nnd our cnntomerH nre Hiitlnfled
to nnvc money on Kood quallty
Kooil*.—no everyliuyd'M nntlnflcd.
THE   FAIR
FERNIE'S   BUSY   CASH   STORK
Phone 17
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Illustrated
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Admission 10, li' and 2$ 1.011(3
Special Suit Sale
'Owing to niake room for Wash Suits
Toppi'i' 1,0 nt 11 groatly rcducrd price - being
miuu* In tho latest New York styles and havo
the coitocI fit and (ippenrunou
Ofli'imin Law.1 vntl Ijinon Ccntru PU-cch, hi d
Drossor SonrfH, BufTot C'ovors, Vivo, n'rlonk Ton
Cloths, LuiKili Cloths, Tray Cloths, and Doilies
will be solh nt
Half Price on Monday
A fiiw ..Mich Cloths, 13iilfi-t CVivoi'N," Centre
Pieces, Photo l^i'iuncs, Ten Cosies, IJ/uulkor-
chief Siichet-- Htanipeil for Kijibmidory, imulo
in a nice miulity of llijon and will be so'ld nt fur
below onlliiiiry prices
Inspection is  Invited
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Cnbbnge and Cntiliflower
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West Fernie Greciiliotmr.
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CONTRACTORS  &   BUILDERS
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MHi'*     VilX'ir.    ,\\X,1    .i»'H-     X,    alii-     a4lllitj-
ulRnoil, Intpml to apply to tho Chief nf
I'rovlncltil follco for tx renewal of my
lintAl llcnnKO ut ftntowtiy, II. C.
Dritml thin lnt ilny of Mny 1000.
, HIMO.Nf  DltAOON
Oatuway B.C,   Dl
NOTICE OP  DISSOLUTION  OP
PARTNERSHIP
NOTICE Is horeby glvon Ihnt    tho
ptrtnewlilp herfltoforo aubsUtlnn ht-
twuen ut, tho unrlortlgnod, an Plant*
a'uooA many lou'are i orora and CotUructom, at I-'orulo and
Iloantor, llrltlHh Coltiinhlii, iinilur tlm
firm nnmo of Kummer HrollinrH. wiih
dlBOolvod on. nr nbout the Ifith dny of;
Docombor, 1909,
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noi-fllilp uro (0 bo imtil to Alex 11. \Vnt*
hoii, deputy roRlHlrnr of tho County
Court of JCiiHt Knotonny, Penile. H. C.
ami nil clnlniH mnilnst tlio mild pnrt*
nornhip nro to bo proHonted  to thn
>i/
snld Alox. I! Wntnon foitliwltli    by
whom thn trnnw will bn *t>itb'A so fnr'
nn pomilblo.
Dftted ftt tlie Cl'y of FV-rnle In fh-;
Provlnco of Ilrliinh Columbln. UiIh 8th j
dny of Mny, A. 0. 1009. |
K. A. KU.MMKK     ■:   j
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PHOTOGRAPHY
IN ALL   ITS   BRANCHES
ELITE   STUDIO
STONB AND RODD1S,  PROPS
Try in for |*i)oJ Portriltme. Pflce»
nm.liT»t«. Aililrni Pn'titt Av«nim
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PAGE SIX
THE  DISTRICT LEDGER,  FERNIE,       B.C.   MAY 8 1909
LEMIEUX
SEES END
Sends  Message of Hope to Lethbriclge—
Believes Strike is About at
Board of Trade Appeals
an
COMMUNICATED
46 George St.
Whitehaven
Cdinberlaud, Bng?
To the Editor of the District Ledger:
PASSING OF
G.N. OFFICER
The Lethbridge ,Herald says: Last
Thursday President Nourse of the
Board of Trade sent the following wire
to the Minister of Labor at Ottawa.
Lethbridge, Alta. April 29
Hon. R Lemieux, Minister of Labor,
Ottawa:
Board of Trade desires to draw your
attention to seriousness of coal strike.
"Only one small mine working in the
entire district. Many cases of suffering owing to inability to get coal. The
steam outfits can't get coal to operate; schools closed. Industries may
be compelled to close. If strike continues condition will he extremely serious and country will be given had set
back. We urge your department -to
endeavor to reach settlement.
C. G. K. NOURSE"
Pres. Lethbridge Board of Trade.'
Mr. Lemieux sent the following reply yesterday:
Ottawa Ont., April 30,,
C. G. K. NOURSE,
Your telegram of 29th received,
Kindly state to your board that I fully
appreciate the importance to western
community of early resumption of
work in western coal mines and no
opportunity where offices of department of labor can be effectively used
for promoting settlement, will be neglected. The department is in1 the
meantime keeping closely in touch
with tho situation. My latest advices I am glad to state are of a decidedly more hopeful tone and I trust
it is not beyond the mark to say there
is good reason to believe that operations will be shortly resumed.
RUDOPHE LEMIEUX
Minister of Labor
KEEP OUT
BROWNIES
MacKenzie    King   Says
Japan is Concerned
About It
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VICTORIA, B., C. May 4—W. Mackenzie King, who was a short'-time
ago appointed minister of labor and
was the)' Canadian representative at
the recent opium conference at Shanghai, returned from Japan, China and
India by the R. M. S. -Empress of Japan this afternoon. He has been travelling in the Orient since the.closing
of the conference, having first visited
India and recently has been in North
China, "having been in Pekin but a
short.time before going to Japan.
, He has been looking into the ques
tion  of Oriental  emigration since .he
 lief it-Shanghai.—He_said:_~To_pres.er_ve,
the   standards   which   our  industrial
■' classes have reached, restriction of im-
-■   migration is absolutely necessary. This
is recognized as a fact by the authori-
- ties across the Pacific hardly less than
by ourselves, and as long as we act
with forbearance and consideration of
.-the difficulties eastern statesmen are
face to faco with, we have nothing to
fear; from oriental immigration     for
■ years to come.
"While in Japan I was invited by
the foreign office to confer regarding
the immigration question, and a
frank exchange of views took placo,
but until I have made my report at
Ottawa I cannot discuss them Canada and tho United States though,
can reply upon the statement mndo
eight weeks ago by* Count Komura,
Japanese minister, In a carefully pre.
pared speech In which ho announced
that Japan proposed to restrict immigration .across tho,hPaclflb."
from the report of the proceedings of
the Trades and Labor congress of
Canada:
"When the stories of distress by
unemployment began to circulate in
the British press, the first people to
come forward with apparent contradictions were the chiefs of the Salvation
Army's emigration department, ,,and
tho workers of Canada will never forget that" the person ■ who cabled oyer
that the unemployed in,Toronto were
of the won't woVk variety was Com:
missioner Coombs, tlie head of-the Si
A. i'n Canada. We are glad to,,record
that Christian charity was hot such a
rarity, among the citizens of. that
city, and that every effort was made
to cope'with the terrible privations of
an honest but, unfortunate working
'class. ' The policemen as well as other classes of 'workmen, gave up one
day's pay to help relieve the'distress.
A GREAT, FAIR
SEATTLE, Wash., May 5—Enough
entries-have been promised to insure
the-complete success of the Jive stock
show of 'he Alp.hka-Yukoii-Pacific exposition, and, the affair will be the
most important gathering of prize an-
■imals_e-V_er_held in the west.    . The
A WARNING!
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By George Mitchell In Western
Wage Earner:
Working men of B. C, havo you
read of the social work of tho S, A. in
tho old country? If you havo yon
must realize that whnt thoy do there
thoy nro prepared to do horo when opportunity of fora.
Tho "old man who edits tho Wont-
'* om Clnrlon hns told you nbout tho
woodynrd they run In this city. Por-
Imps, you don't remombor? Woll n
mnn who Is down niul out can, by putting It* two hours work, got n flftoon
cont mean. Tho old mnn cnllod thom
charity mongers; ho 'Is too kind for
charily Ih unknown to thom,
I urgo nil union mon to tnko nn In-
toroHt In thin organization. Do whnt
Ih pohhIIiIo to ctii'tnll thoir political
power, nnd nbovo nil koop Traitor
trotting nround tho Old Country.
Thorn you lmvo n mnn who Ih doing
good work, Our co-woi'ltoi'H In tlio
Old Count ry nro up ngiiliiHl, n tough
proposition. ,
Tlmy for yi.'iti'H hollovml thnt tho
Riilvnilo'ti Army wiih In uxUltincu for
tho purpow' of H'tvlng koiiIh nud thoy
hnvo hnd n nulo ttwiikiMiliig, Thin mon.
Htor orgnnlzniloii Iiiik itrown Hiroiij?
iiiimorlciilly, fiiiuiiciiilly nud politically. Tlmy ({el tliolr iiumbuiH rinm tho
Hiipon-tltloiiH, tho poll I led I pull from
tin* r-npltnllHt, tliolr fliumcoH ihey now
whooillo from tho pnclcotH of the workorH, It Iiiih boon wild Unit Conoral
.tooth Ik n gront Soclnllm, thnt ho un*
flnrntundM the trnubloH fitul Hint nil bn
not (Ih Ih monoy to curry out tlio gront
rotoiuiu! Sow, wuri,iin'ii ot ii, C,, if
you npprovu of tlio worlc of lho S, A.
holp them alow, It not holp youiHolf
for n clmngn,
I    will conclude with u quotntloii
even will be held on the exposition
grounds from September 27th to October 9 inclusive.  ,
A widespread interest has been created among breeders and dealers in
the entire United States and Canada
and several foreign' associations are
negotiating with the intention of sending a number of prize winners across
the ocean.
' The Canadian government has appropriated the sum of $1,500 for transportation expenses, and this will be
utilized by the Cattle Breeders Asso
elation of Manitoba ln sending several
carloads of stock to Seattle. The value
of live stock exhibits on tho Pacific
coast has been thoroughly demonstrated by the success following the
live stock show ln Portland' in 1905,
and since that tlmo the western sales
of two Btock associations in the east
have totnlled over $1,000,000:
Tho west nnd northwest aro today
considered as tho most, promising
fields for high class stock development and this fact hns been ge-nearlly
recognized by breeders, The exposition'appropriation of prize money nnd
premiums Is liberal, nnd this has been
Increased by offerings of Individual
breeders and dealers to tho extent of
$10,000.
Tho offllcnl cntnloguo of tho Llvo
Stock Show will bo rendyl for distribution onrly in Mny nnd this will In.
cludo nil nocoBsnry Information re*
gnrdlng entries, clnsslflcntlon nnd
nwnrds, Construction work on sheds
Btnll, pnddofikH nnd yards will bo completed long boforo tlio opohlng exhibit,
Those will bo open to oxhlbltorH ton
dnyH beforo tho Bhow opens.
In tho special features Introduced
Into tho Llvo Stock hIiow nono' but
now dopiirturoH will ho followed. II
Ih tho Intention of tho nitinngoniont lo
mnko thin dopnrtmont iih vnlunblo iih
can bo dono nnd In doing this expense
nnd work hnvo boon n Hocondury con*
Hldoriilloii,
Dear Sir: I am just writing to tell
you how pleased I was to see some ,of
our Cumberland twang in the Ledger
of March 27th, which paper has been
forwarded to me. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, brimful of humor,
and far different from the old country
papers. It almst makes one wish to
be in Fernie and district just to have
the honor of being in print. It you
could find the tiniest bit of space for
the following I am sure some ot the
Coal Creek residents would reoogni,':-?
it as similar to their own experiences
when residing in this locality. Also
I should just like to ask if some of
them are not still carrying the business on, or have they given up the habit, When I was passing through
Queen street the other day I heard the
following. First of all I must name
my characters though with discretion
or I may find myself in hot water, especially as* they are of tho female
variety. It appears that Mrs. Kate's
little girl had been coming up their
court with a chocolate egg on an egg
cup (being Easter time) when Mrs.
Mary's children ran against her to the
detriment of the egg and cup. Miss
Kate ran to her mother with the doleful news, which had the effect of bring,
ing that irate, lady flying out, cheeks
flushed and rolling her 'sleeves as she
went right up to Mrs. Mary's door.
After a thundering knock, enough to
wake the seven sleepers, the following
conversation began.
"It'a a pity that thou can't luk efter
the bairns better; heer they've, gone
an' brok' poor bairn's egg; a bair'ne
can't cume up t' passage for them,
they're always deeing sume mischief."
"Nuw they.ne nue as bad as thine
Kate, for they're running aboot at
neet in their-clogs when decent folk's
are 'oh in bed. '■ ■
Well if mine's running at neet .thine
mak's up for it in t' mornin' disturbin'
folk oot ef their sleep. Oh shut the'
faace Kate, thou's alus gane on aboot
tbe bairns; ane would think they wure
maade of gold., '>
Thou heed'nt talk Mary, ■' thou's
nout ah haven't to run t' pawnshop
fust thing on' a Monday morning, nay,
fer thou gaes ef neet when it's dark.
Oh well, ali dowen't tell ah that gaes
on ta t' landlord, jusc ta get in his favor. Everybody says that thou's 'is deputy landlady. But ah's nut as twa
faaced as thee efter that, ah's straight,
forward, I is. ,       '
.Ay, when it suits thee thou isn't,two
faced, thou's like t' market clock,
thou's fower-faaced.° But thou's' got
t' wi-ang pit be t' lug this time..Ah's
-glad-ah-vs-fund-oot—whafr-thou-is.—
Well I would bev-bout thee lass another egg only fer thee impedince', but
now I'll nut.'
Thou can go and pay oh thee debts
wid thee money instead.   .,
At this point Mrs. Mary rushed in
to seize the rolling-pin to help her" to
carry her arguments. Just then their
respective • husbands came up ,'the
court from work where they'd ' been
on fust shift.* Then the two slipped
very quietly Into their houses-. Mrs.
Kate to find her little girl and Mrs.
Mary's finishing together the remains
of tho chocolate egg, which they had
gathered up while their mothers Avere
indulging in their friendly chat.
A short while after Mrs. Mary
came for her children and as Mrs.
Kate's man was in she stayed a few
minutes for a little talk and ns the
egg disappeared so did their anger.
Now once more peace Is restored to
our court, ■
Now sir, I do' hope you will find
space for this littlo letter,
Yours truly,
R. SPRUSTON,
Ed.   Furniss,   Travelling
Passenger Agent, Is
, No More
A new
sensation.
iu ji -■■ *\ real*
WatCIl Rl^ure.
The big
Chewing
Tobacco
2270
black
P 1 u g .
DR. WRIGLESWORTH, D.
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D. S.
Now doing business at the Johnson-
Faulkner Block. ■ Office hours 9-12.30
1.30-6.
■"ernle
B. C.
W. R. Ross K.C.     J.S.T. Alexander,
ROSS & ALEXANDER
Barristers'and Solicitors.
"„    (Spokane Chronicle)-: "
The' funeral of Edward Furniss,
travelling passenger agent of the. Great
Northern, ,, was held from the New
England Undertaking chapel at 2
o'clock yesterday afternoon, the Rev.
W.- J. Hhidley conducting thej services, . ■   ,:i
The Great Northern and'the Ov R.
& N. city offices were closed.during
the service and representatives from
every railroad in,the city were in attendance. Burial service took place at
Greenwood.
Mr. Furniss fell under a moving
freight train while trying to board
the caboose, at Deer Park. He was
brought to Spokane where.his foot
was amputated. He never recovered
from the shock of the accident and
died Wednesday morning.
He had been In the employ-of the
Great Northern as travelling passenger agent for 11 years, having ' previously lived in'St. Paul:
He is survived by, a son, .Herbert W.
Furniss, who is In the employ of the
Washington Water Power Company. *
Mr. Furniss referred to in the
above, was a well known personage In
Fernie ■ and his acquaintances ' will
much regret his untimely demise.
BAD ATTACK OF DYSENTRY CURED ''
"An honored citizen of this town was
suffering from a severe attack of dys-
entry. He told a friend if he could
obtain a bottle of Chamberlains Colic,
Cholera and, Diarrhoea Remedy he
felt confident of being cured, he having used this remedy in the west. He
was told that I kept it in stock and
lost no'time in obtaining it,, and was
promptly cured," says M. J. Leach,
druggist of .Wolcott, Vt. For sale by
all druggists.-   ■ .    .      *   .
Canadian Pacific Ry.
■ Are you contemplating a trip to
The Orient
Honolulu
Australia
New Zealand   '
Are you contemplating a trip to
CALIFORNIA
Or any Pacific Coast Point?
Or is It a trip to
Winnipeg Detroit
St. Paul Toronto
Chicago Montreal
Boston New York
Or any European point thought of.
Tho line is equipped with .unexcelled first class 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. Prcctor,
Distric; Parsenger Ag't
Calgary, Alta.
Fernie, B. C.
Canada.
L. P. ECKSTEIN.
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR:
FERNIE, B. C.
F. C. Lawe
Alex. 1. Fisher
LAWE & FISHER
ATTORNEYS  .
Fernie, B. C.
notice   .
IN THB matter of. an application for
tlio issue of a^diiplicate certificate, of
Title /or Lot 3 Blook 2 of lot 5155
Group one Kootenay district (Jlap
735.) ■•
NOTICB Is' hereby given that it is
my intention to issue at "the expiration
of one' month' after the first publlcat-'
ion hereof a dupllcae 'of the Certificate
.of Title to the above mentioned 'lot.In
-the-narr.e-of-Eden-Harper_W-hlch_cer.tU-
ticate Is dated the 19th of March 190G,
and numbered 7495A.
■ i ,       "H. R. JORAND,'
District Registrar
7    '   Ap  24-4t
NOTICE
,    r ,   '        r'i
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
(30) days after date I Intend'to apply
to the Hon. Chief Commissioner - of
Lands and Works for a license ,to prospect for coal and petroleum on the
following described lands, situate 'in
South East Kootenay, British Columbia, Block 4593 commencing at a post
planted at or near 3 Mile east of the 29
mile post of the present C, P. R. surveyed line and being the south west
corner of Mrs, M. O. Darby's claim,
and marked tho south west corner of
Mrs. M, O. Darby's claim, thonce running east 80 chains, thenco funning
north 80 chains; thenco running wont
80 chains; thence running south 80
chains to tho point of commencement,
making 0-10 acros moro or loss,
Located this 7th day of April, 1909,
NATHANIEL BABCOCK, Agont
Mrs, M.  O,  DARBY,  Locator;
,    NOTICE
NOTICB is hereby given that thirty
(30) days after date I intend to apply
to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a license to prospect for coal, and petroleum on the
following described lands, situate in
South East Kootenay, British Columbia, Block 4593, commencing at a post
planted at or near 2 mile east of the
30 mile post of the present C. P. R.
surveyed line and being the north east
corner of W. J. .Pearson's claim;
thence running south 80 chains; thence
running west SO chains; thence running north 80 chains; thence running
east-SO, chains to the point of commencement making 640 .acres more or
less.
Located this 7th' day of April, 1909.
—,—» N-A-T-HANIEL-BABCbciC-Asent
■    '    '     W.   J.  PEARSON, LOCATOR..
DR. J. BARBER, DENTIST
Office Henderson Block, Fernie B.C.
*    Hours 9 to 1; 2 to,5; 6 to 8.
Residence 21 Victoria Ave.
W. A. CONNELL
Pioneer Buijder and Contractor^
Fernie
ESTIMATES FURNISHED
THE FERNIE
LUMBER GO;
i
A. McDougall. Mgr.
1 ■   "
'i
Manufacturers of and Dealers in all kinds of Rough
and Dressed Lumber
Send us your orders
4
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A
1
E. A. Kummer
L. O. Kuunuer
WHO SAID  FIRE?
W did.
We are firing away at the
old business
CREE & MOFFATT
FOR SALE CHEAP
.
KUMMER BROS.
Estlm-ates Furnished
FIBRE PLASTER KEPT IN STOCK
KENNEDY & MANGAN
Lumber  Dealer
\
All kinds of rough ancl dressed lumber
Victoria. Ave.
North Fernie
M. A. Kastner
I
SPOKANE
NOT OPEN
Pratt  Elected  in  Fierce
Contest   Over  Omc—
No Open Town
CANADIAN MINING INSTITUTE
Th'* fll'lli lU'in'i'iil moot Inn of tlio
WcHlorn lirnncl) of Dw Ciinnillfin nil!'-
Inir IiiHlltuti! will bn licld nt f'r.lnmi'i'.
Alia,, on TucHilny, Mny !>rith, l.iijfi. All
ll|.-|lll'l'l'H   Ot   HlO   lllHlltllt"*        ll!    JJOOll
HtniiilliiK n-Hlili-nl nf tlii" wcHt iii'f. liy
virtue nf hiipIi iwmihorHlil'i, iiIho mi'iii-
b,'i*H of tlm Wi'i'iKi'ii Ilrntifb,
.Mi'iulmi'i* nro I'liruoBtly ivfiufiHtod to
ntfoml (IiIh iiu-'-iIi-k nml nro rnnlliillj
Invited to coiiti'lliuio piipui'H or non.--**
fn<*   t.n'lf'IHf'   flYllt   ll|np||ciqtnn   nt   It'    nml
uluo to notify tho Hr-rrr-tary If thoy
will do ho, if mich bo ih'ilr limuitlon,
13. JACOliS,
Bocrotnry WoBlorn Hnmch
Victoria, n, C, April 2,1 1000
SPOKANK, Mny l-Tludcod by tho
moral, clinruli and coiiBorvutlvo do*
.W'litH, N. 8. Prntf, n (k'liiocrnt, but
iioii-jmi'ilHon In IhlH nloetloti, lint* boon
uloelml ninyor of Spokano, by nn oh-
ilinniod majority or 1000 In it ronlHtrn*
lion of 17,000, dofontlnc Jnmofl T, Omn,
n llburnl ropiibllcnn, wIioho worUoi'H
havo boon nllKiicd wllh lho forcoH of
nn old tlmo opim town, looso Kaloons
nnd roKtrU'(od district bollovorH,
Tho cninpiilsn Just closed Iwih boon
lho niOHt rotnarlinblo In tho history rtf
Spol'iuio, party IIiioh bolnp ontlioly ob*
lllornlod,   donioenitfl and ropubllmiifl
rftllyln*? to tho slnndnrds of lonrlom of
.ii, ,      , *  . i i •> .... i, i,..   i ,
fluirohofl, lnbor i.Tiloru-*, tlin fr>dr>rntn<l
nmn'H olnlin, paHtorrt, tiowRpapora nnd
HOt-lnl ehil'R lmvo token n hnnd.
Omo htm been tho tnri(ut for vllrollc
fiormoiiH from tho pulpith.
NOTIOD
NOTICE Is hereby given that thirty
(30) clayn after date I Intonil to apply
to tlio Hon, Chlof Commissioner of
I.niulB nnd Works for a license to prospect for coal and potrolouni on (lie
following dencrlbort lands, situate In
South Enst Kootenay, Dritlsh Columbln, Block *1 D03, commencing at a post
plnntod nt or near -1 milo oast of 20
milo pout of the present C, r.'Tt, surveyed lino nrul bolng tho aouth woHt
corner of Miss Lillian Eschwlg's olalm
nml mnrkod tho south wost cornor of
Mli-iB I.llllan ERChwIg's claim, thonco
runnlnff eaHt 80 chains; thonco running north 80 chains; thonco running
west R0 chains; thonco running south 80
nhnlns to tlio point of eommoncomont,
making 0-10 ncres moro or Iohh,
I.ocnU'il UiIh 7th dny of April, 1000.
NATHANIEL nATJCOCK A front
MIHH LILLIAN  KHCIIWIC,
Locator,
NOTICE
- NOTICE Is hereby given that thirty
(30). days after date I intend to apply
to the Hon. Chief Commissioner, of
Lands and Worlts for a'license to pros*-,
peot for coal and petroleum on the
following described lands, situate in
South East Kootenay, British Columbia, Block 4693-.commencIng at. a post
planted at or near-3 mile east of. iho
20 mile post of the present C. P. R.
surveyed line, and. being the' northwest corner of W, H. Darby's claim,
and marked the nortli wost corner of
W. H.Darby's claim; thenco running
east 80 chains; thence running south
80 chains; thenco running west 80
chains; thence running north 80 chains
to tho point of commencement, making 640 acres moro or less'
Located this 7th day of April, 1903.
NATHANIEL BABCOCK, A,?ent
W, H. DARBY, Locator	
160 acres of land for sale
7 miles from Pincher Creek,
Alta. 50 acres' cultivated,^
rest all level. First class
• buildings, good water, land
. free of stones. '
.NOTICI'l      '
NOT I OH Ih hnroliy glvnn that thirty
CIO) dnyH iifti-r dfito 1 Intonil to apply
in tlm Hun, Clilof CoinmlHwIonor of
LniulH nml WorkH for n, IIi-hhho to pron.
pi'ft for i'iuiI ami potrnli'iim on tlio
following iK'Hfiilii'il liimlH, Hltunto In
W«->iitl> I'lrml Kootenay, llrltlnh Coluin.
bin, lUn'-lc -I'lO'l criininnnclng at a pout
plnntod fit oi' iifnr 3 rntlou oiiHt or
thn 20 nillf pout of tho proHnnt C. V, It,
Kiirvoyi'il Iiim and bolng tho north nam
rornor of S' M. Monro'h i-lnlm, find
marked lho mirth omit corner of fl.' M,
Monro's clnlm, thenco running weit 80
clinliiH; tlii'in'0 running uouth 80 chain**,
Wll'llCu   llllllll.lfe   L-Ufcl.   bll   a,iiuil,.*>,    llii.,n.>-
rutiTilnpr north  SO ohnlni*  tn tho polm
of commencement,  making 610  nort'H,
more or Iohh,
Lornteil (lit* 7th day of April. 1003.
NATIIANII'-JL nABCOC'IC, A mint
B, M, Mooro, Locator.
NOTICB
NOTICE Is horoby given that thirty
(30) days aftor dato I Intend to apply
to tho Hon. Chlof' Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a Uconso to prospect for coal ■ and potroloum on tho
following described lands, Bltuato In
South East Kootonay, British Columbia, Block. 4503, commencing at a post
planted at or near *», milo oast of 20
milo post of tho prosont C. P.. R, surveyed lino and bolng tho northwest
cornor of Mrs, Ella Hackloy's olalm and
markod the north wost oornor of Mrs.
Ella Ilackley's claim; thonco running
enst 80- chains; thonco running south
80 chains; thenco running west 80
chains; thonco running north 80 chains
to tho point of eommoncomont, making
040 acres moro or less,
Located this 7th dny ot April, 1009.
NATHANIEL nAT'COCK. Ap,ont
Mil P. ELLA TIACKLEY Locator
Apply at
The ledger Office
Secretaries of Local Unions
DI8TRICT 18 U. M. W. OF' A,1
BANKHEAD, No. 29: James,Fluher
' ■>'!
BELLEVUE, No.   431. Fred .Chap-
pell.
CANMORE, PARK LOCAL 1378 —
JAS. A. MCDONALD,
COLEMAN, No. 2633; William Graham. '
CARBONADO, No. 2688: James Hewitt „
CARDIFF,
son.
No.  2387:   Q.  II.    Gib-
DIAMOND CITY, No. 2C87: Goorgo
Prescott.
EDMONTON CITY, No. 25-10:
J. II.
I*
15,1
puroly herbal balm) boot
tiding for tho tondor ef/.iio of
ohlldren, yot powerful ono-ugh
to hoal an adult's ofironlo coroj
highly antleoptloi oaooo pain
and 8mnrtlnjy8oonn8 Applied
that Is Znm'BuU* Romornbor
It It purely herbal—no mlnoral
Neons, no animal Mb. Powor
and purity oomblned I
a NOTICI"*
NOTICE Is horoby glvon that thirty
(30) ilnyn after dato I Intend to apply
to tlio Hon, Chlof CommlHsloner of
Lnnd** nnd Works for a llconoo to pro.'*-
pool fnr conl .and potroloum on iho
following iloHcrlli.'il landH, Hltuiit.i In
South EriHt Kootonay, llrltlsh Coluin-
hia, lllock ICOII, commonclng al a po«t
jilnntod nt or noar 1 milo cast of tho "JO
milo p<iHl of tlio proHont C, P. It, hii***-
voyod lino n-iil bolng lho Houth went
corner of J, A, l*'lnlior'H claim, and
mnrkot Iho nout'. went cornor of .1. A,
KIhIici'h claim, thonco running mm So
chain**; thonco runnliiK north 80 chain*-*;
thonoo runnlnK wont 80 chain*; thonco
runnlni*' Houth SO clinlnn to lho point
of commoncoomnt mul*. I iik 040 acrcm,
more or Ic'MH,
Located this 7th day of April, lOO*).
NATHANIKL liAiiCOClv, Aki'iiI
.1.   A.   .M.'.l.".!., T.nnitor
Crowe.
, FERNIE, No. 2314: Thos, Blega.
FRANK, No, 1263:  Walter   Wrlg-
Fire, Life, Plate Glass
7alra"^L^iHeW"   ~
\ '.'^Insurance;' 7
Property;. For: Sale ittj
all parts ofthe
city     ' -i\
Houses   Fb(
R   E   N
,m___mmmmmmm__u_m___mm____il_______
Agent
v
New Oliver Typ]
. Machine given outj
No Chars
Highest.  Price
South African WI
ley.
H03MER,
wick,
No.  2407:   J.  D.    Byh*
HILLCREST, No. 1086:,IInvry Poo*
por,
LETHBRIDGE, No.     574:   Charlos
Poacoclc,
LILLE, No. 1233; J. T. Griffith.
LUNDBRECK, No.    227G — J. D.
Smith.
MICHEL, No,
nor.
2334:  Charlos   Gat*-
.VOTIL'IG
NOTICI*) Ih horuhy Kivon that thirty
CIO) days nftor -Into T Intonil to apply
i «,   ( , r(   -^        •**','   -•*        £».y4,»4il«»*<l ^aa^a. r» f
l.nmlH nml WorkH for a, llconvu to prospect for coal and potroloum on tho
following -loHorlb-xJ land*, tltuato In
»nuth Enst Kootonay, HrltUh Colunvt
bin, Hloek'41103 oornmonclnr*- at a pout
plnntoil at or near 3 milo oait of the
20 milo poit of tho pro»ont O. 1\ 11.
«urvuyi!<l lino nm! Imlntr the nrwth c**i
corner of T>, C. Mooro'*. claim, and
marked tho ■outli •mit enrnfr of D. C.
Monro** olalm, thonco running went
80 chain**; thence runnlnir north 10
chi-ilnn; thence running taut 80 chain*;
thenco runnlntr eoutli SO clmlnn to the
point of commencement, rnaklnir «40
ucror. mora or Ions,
Located (lilf 7th day ot April W».
VATIIAVIKh JIAIiCOCK, Af-funt
D. C. MOOItE. Locator.
MAPLE LEAF, No, 2820: U, DIalco.
MERRITT LOCAL UNION NO 2627
—ChnrloB llrookB, Bocrotnry.
MIDDLESBORO LOCAL UNION —
ProHltlont W. G. Ward, W, II, Drown
oocrotnry,
,METFORD, No. 2008: John Curran,
■i      ' M
ROYAL COLLIERIES, No, 268U; T,
Uupon, Uo\ 4DG, LoLUkiUxu.
ROCHE PERCEE (Buk) No. 2072!
Lachlan McQuarrlo.
, TADER, No. 102: Jouhtiu Craig.
TABER, No, 10D0: Wm. Whito.
TAYLORTON, (8aik.) No. 2648:—
Lnchlnn McQuarrie.
TAYLORTON, (8»»k.) No. 2B10:—
Jos. Twist,
TABKER, N. D„ No. 2803:— J. B.
Laneborry.
WOODPECKER, No. 2200: William
Lowo.
FOR   S
1 Bronze Cobbler1 a]
3 While Holland <
. Barred Rock, and
. Pallet*.]'
W.   P.   LAS
PINCHER CITY,
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♦♦♦♦♦♦•'
In Fernie
Hawthorne fori
SIGN
k# JL VI JLl
ADVERTISE IN TIIE LEDQEH
Painting,  Interior
Decorating
Wood tit, A fellnt Avit,
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦..
GRAVETT BROS.
mm
mmnmimmtnmmetm
DRAYING  THANHPKR
Bnggiigo dollv*>i<'il   to   nny
part ot tlio city,
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LEAVE ORDERS AT INGRAM'S
WA
■rt THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,     , B.C,  MAY 8 1909
PAGE SEVEN
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' OOOOOOCXXXJO'
ANTHONY HOPE
Author of "The Prisoner of Zenda
k
coooooooooooooocooooo
Copytight,i9os.Anthony Hope Hawkins
J
molselle!" he laughed. "It's the king's
name day, and we all go and congratulate him." . \ *' •■
"Is that it?. Are you going?" *
"Certainly. In attendance of my general—General Stenovics. My lodging*-*
are, near-here, his house at the other
end of the boulevard, so he gave mo
leave to meet him here. I thought 1
would come early and fortify myself
a little for the ordeal. To mademoiselle's good health!" He. looked at her
with openly admiring eyes, to which
tribute Sophy accorded a lazy, unembarrassed smile. She leaned ber chin
ln her hand, turning her right cheek toward him. Sophy was never disdainful,
never neglectful. Her pose now was
good.
"What sort of a man Is the king?"
sbe asked.
"The king Is most emphatically a
very good sort of fellow-a very good
old fellow. I only wish his son was
like hlml The prince is a Tartar. Has
he gone by yet?"
"I don't, think so.' I suppose he'd have
an escort, wouldn't he? I don't know
him by sight yet. Does everybody call
the king a good fellow?"
"Some people are so extremely righteous!" pleaded Mnrknrt ruefully. "And..
anyhow, he has reformed now."
"Because he's old?"
"Fifty-nine. Is that so very old? No;
1 rather attribute it (you're discreet, I
hope? I'm putting my fortunes in
your hands) to Mme. la Comtesse."
•'The Countess Ellenburg? Marie has
told me something about her." ,
"Ah!- Mme. Zerkovitch Is a friend of
hers?" .   -   . -
"Not Intimate, I think.. And Is the
countess oppressively respectable, Captain Markart?".
"Women in her position always are,"
said the captain, with an affected sigh.
His round, chubby face was wrinkled
with merriment. "You see. a tnorgan-
ntic marriage- isn't such u well established institution here as In some other
countries. Oh, it's legal enough no
doubt if it's agreed to on .that basis, but-
the Stefanovitchcs have lu tho past
often made nonroyal marriages—with.
their own subjects generally. Well,
there was nobody else for them to marry! Alexis got promotion in his first
marriage—an Italian Bourbon, which ia
always respectable if not very brilliant.'
That gave us a position, and it couldn't
be thrQwn"away'„■ So the second marriage had to be-.morganatic. Only-
well, women are ambitious,-.and sbe
has a young son who bears the king's
name, a boy twelve-years old.'
of living, interests again. They were
fai eC, but they were there. Markart'e
'alb had made a link between them and
he*-. She sat on for a long while,
watching the. junction of the streams
and the broad current which flowed onward past the palace, on its long journey to the sea. Then she rose with a
sigh. The time drew* near for a French
lesson. 'Marie Zerkovitch had already
got her two pupils.
This day Sophy began the diary. The
first entry is dated that afternoon. Her
prescience—or presentiment—was not
at fault From today events moved
fast, and she was strangely caught up
ln the revolutions of the wheel.
"^^^••1?
Oka>.p"ter
£leverx
I
OF CANADA
ORIGINAL CHARTER 1854
D   OFFICE:   8  KING  ST., WEST,  TORONTO
I*
1
tints handled for Churches and
;es, Societies, and Athletic ancl
v organizations. Every assistance
rded the treasurers who liave such
Is in charge. Full compound
■.•est pai-djon credit balances.
FERNIE BRANCH
;. B. Manson • Manager
S, SaTEMAN
FERNIE CARTAGE CO.
. iv'illl Avo,
Pernio, H. 0,
I
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Ostrich
Feathers
r GLEANED AND CURLED  <->
•*)A(jSA AAi^^Ai^-Ci^i'i^'^ifa
Fop Sale
100 tons of good
Upland
Baled Hay
W. E. Barker, Cayley.AUa.
Team Work and Draying
D'-iilci'H In WugoiiH,  8li'l*J*hn,  Dump
Curl*-*, HprliiK Hl|;n und IlnrnosM
0, N. ROSS. Manager
ni1! ii
H W W   ^ ^^9\ W" m^e ^^i ^^9 W H *^9k
Ti ItdWi^lltit
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
»wuinH
Dry Goods, Groceries, Boot* and Shoes
Gents' Furnishings
MMIHHMI
BAKER  AVENUE
BRANCH  AT  HOSMER,   B.C.
ADVERTISE IN THE LEDGER
Helooked reflectively at his polished'
boots! Sophy'sat iu'thoughtful silence.
A jingle of swords and the clatter of
hoofs roused them. A troop of soidlers
rode by. Their uniform was the same
smart tunic of light blue, with black
facings, as adorned Captain Markart's
shapely person.   „ ■
- "Ah, here's the prince!'; said Markart,
rising briskly to his, feet Sophy followed his example, though more In
curiosity than In respect.
The young mnn at the bead of tho
troop returned Markart's salute, but
was. apparently unconscious of the in
dividual from whom lt proceeded. lie
rode by without turning his* head or
giving a glauce In the direction of the _
cafe terrace. Sophy saw a refined pro''
fllo, with n straight nose, rather short,
snd a pale cheek. There was little
trace of the Bourbon' side of the pedigree.
"He's on his promotion, too," continued the loquacious anil lrroverenl
captain as lio resumed his seat,   "Thoy
'wnnt a  big fish for him—BoraothliiK
German,   with   n   resounding   nnmo
Poor fellow!"
"Well, It's his duty," snld Sophy.
"Somebody who'll keep tho countess
ln order, oh." smiled Markart. twirl
Ing his mustache.   "That's about the
size of It, I expect, though natural!)
tho goneral doesn't show mo his hnnd
I only toll you common gossip."
"I think you hardly do yourself justice, You've boon very Interesting,
Cnptnin MarUnrt."
"I tell you what,'.' ho snld, with nn
cngnRlng oniKlor, "1 bollovo Hint some
how tho gonornl makes mo chntter Jusl
to tho extent lie wnnls mo to niul then
Btops, mo, 1 don't know bow ho does-
It, It'H quite uiK'oin-*i-loiifl on my pnrt
I Boom to sny ,lunt wlml 1 llko!"
They laughed toRi-tlier ovor (his pu*
/.lo. "You mean Oenur.il SIoiiovIch?"
nsked Sophy.
"Yoa, Gonornl Stenovics, Ah, horo hi*
Is." Ho sprung up ngnln nnd mndo l>
low bow to Sophy. "An revolr, mndo
inolHolle.   A llium-minl thnnkHl"
Uo saluted lior nnd IiuitIimI to Hit
Hldo of (ho jinveiiicnt. Uoiioriil Sto
dovIcb I'odo up, with two oi'iUtIIoh behind lilm. Bnlutlng ngnln. Mnrknr'
mounted lila Iioi'ho. Tlio Konornl liroimli*
IiIh to n Htnnd nml wnl'*
ml llio nocoRMary -iiic
mont or I wo wllh n goor
Immoral Hinllo, III
o,von wn microti from th
yniitn** olllcor to tho pro
mniiiihl.** wiiiso of lit,
lack of vigilance. Soph}
folt tlio glanco rest oi
lior fnco.   Iii hor1 turn,
elm tnw* ti utrmt-, xlmtipi
flguro clnd In n ratlici
ugly dark gruen unl
form, nnd n heavy, olive
tinted faco ndorood wltl*
n black mtistnctio nnd n
stubbly grny beard.   Gonornl Btonovlcs,
f?C*!)Afr!i   ff   ♦}."■   f<nii,if]t   nt   jnlnlM'T1*
wns not nu Imposing porooiingo to the
outward vlow, But Sophy roturned tin
regard of his prominent pnlo bhio eyes,
which sorted oddly with tho complex*
Ion of Ills faco, with vivid nttontlon.
Tlio gonornl rode on, Mnrkart follow*
Inur, bnt turning; In his saddle to saluto
ouco moro mid to wave bis hand lo
friendly farewell,
For the first Hint1 since her arrival In
Rlavnn Sophy wns conscious of n stir of
'"ti-ltomcnt, T-!fe hnd been dull and
ii'iivy, iut] mind had enjoyed littlo
'••od sure tht> d.«»t of nnd memories, To*
ir tube seemi-i) io l* brrtn-cht lnti.flaht
Ocner.it Stc-
tiuvlot,
T   was  the  evening' of  the  king's
name day.   There was a banquet
at the palace, and the lights in Its
windows twinkled in sympathetic
response to  the  Illuminations  which
blazed ou   the   public   buildings   and'
principal residences of Slavna.   Everywhere feasting and revelry filled the
night.   The restaurant of the Hotel de
Paris was crowded, every seat ono its
terrace occupied.   The old-Inn of tho
Golden Lion, opposite the barracks ln
tho square of St' Michael, a favorite
resort of the oflicers. of the garrison,
did a trade no less good.  Humbler hos-
telries were full of private soldiers and
the streets themselves of revelers, male
and female, military and civil, honest
and,dishonest, drunk and sober. Slavna had given itself up to a frolic, for,
first, a, fete is a fete, uo matter what
its origin; second. King Alexis was the
most popular man  Iri his, dominions,
though   he  never did a decent day's
work for them; last, there Is.often no
better way to show how much you bate
one man than by making a disproportionate fuss about another. It was well
understood that by thus honoring King
Alexis, its monarch, by thus vociferously ., aud   untiringly   wishing   him   the
longest of relgus.- Slavna was giving a
stinging back bander to Prince Serglus,
Its   titular   prince   nnd   commandant
You would see the difference when the
prince's day come,round!   When General   Stenovics   pointed   to  the   lights
■gleUTSling-across"tbe"^K-nUu~from™the-
palace windows and congratulated his
royal highness on the splendid popularity of the reigning house the,prince's
smile may well have been ironical.
•   "I shall go' and sec all this merriment for myself at close quarters presently, goneral," be said.' "I think the
commandant bad  best return to the
city tonight as early as theklng will
allow."
"An admirable devotion to duty,
sir,", answered the general gravely and
without any effort to dissuade tho
zealous prince.
Rut even ln .this city there was one
spot of gloom, one placo where sullen
rancor had uot been ousted by malicious merriment,. The first company of
his   majesty's
guards was con-
lined to Its barracks    in    tho
square   of   St.
Michael  by order of the com*
m n n, d a n t  of
Slavnn.,   This
by    reason    ol
b 1 g I)   military
in is demeanors
— si nek noss
when  on duty,
nnd rioting and
drunkenness when on lenve.   Nor were
tho ofllcoi-a nny bottor than tlio men,
"Mny I go ami see thein nnd cheer
thom up n bit, sir, Instead of coming
with you to tho pnlaco?" nskod good
nntured Mnrknrt of General Stenovics.
"If Ills royal lilghucss gives you
lonvo, oortnlnly." agreed the general.
Tho corninnndniit liked Mnrknrt. "Yob
—nnd toll tlioni whnt fools they are,"
ho said, wltli n Hinllc.
Marknrt found ihu Imprisoned ofllcors
ut wine lifter llii'lr dinner. Tho men
hnd resigned UiciiihoIvph to fate and
gono'lo bod, Mnrknrt delivered ■ hi*-.
mesHnge with his iihuuI urbniio slni*
pllclty, I.leutoniiiit Itnstnt/, giggled uneasily, He liml n high I'nlsello laugh
Lloutoniilil Sterknl'l' frowned pnovlHhly
Cnptnin M.Ntltcli mppoil out n vicious
ontli nud brought his grent list down
on tho tnblo, "The evening Isn't Iln*
IhIkhI yot," lie snid. "Hut for IhU
ciirm'd fellow I hIuhiIiI hnvo beon dining with Vorn nt llio Hotel do Purls to
lilglit!"
Wlii'i'impon condolonccH wero offered
to iheir caplnln by IiIh mibnltonis, who,
In fact, hold lilm In no Hinnll dngreo of
four, Ho wnn n lingo follow, bIx feet
throo nml hroml iik n door, A great
bruiser nnd n diinllst of fnuio, His nick-
nnmo wnH Herciili's. 11 Ih florid fnco
wni. lliiHlied now wllh hot nugor, and
lie drunk his wine In big gulps,
' liu\x tuliti hit; tin lu 6lam. ill" hu
•jtowIoi,.   "Art-* v*o "olionljrtr\*h?*■*
"Como, como, It's only for ono even*
Ing," ploadod Mnrkart "Ono quiet
evening won't'hurt oven Ciipt'ili. Hor*
cuius j"
Tho subaltern*** bucked blm with n
liiuf-ii, bin MiaVilcii vtoutit iiatvi* iiuihm.i1
It, Ilo sat glowering nnd drinking
itlll, not to bo soothed and docldcdly
•.nngo/oti**, Prom across tlio squaro
cnmo tlio sound of music.nnd singing
from tho Golden I.lon, Again Mlstlteh
Imnged tbo tnblo.
"Listen there:" he said. 'That'**,
pleasant hearing while'wo're abut up
like rati In n tmp t»nil nil Rlfirnn Intiult-
\as at uh!"
Mnrkart shrugged his shoulders and
linoked In sllcnrc. To ar*rue with tho
man was to court a quarrel. Uo berao
lo repent of bis well meant flalt Mis*
Ulch diato«j out gn
srBnt some of us have a bit of spirit
left and so Master Serglus shall see,"
he went on. He put out a great hand
un either side and caught Sterkoff and
Hastate by their wrists. "We're the
fellows to show, him!" he .cried.
Sterkoff seemed no bad choice'for
such an enterprise—a wiry, active fellow, with a determined, if disagreeable,
face and a nasty squint in his right
eye. But Rastatz, with his slim figure, weak mouth and high laugh, promised no great help. Yet in him fear of
Mistiteh might overcome all other fear.
"Yes, we three Ml.show him! And
now"—he rose to his feet dragging the
pair up with bim—"for a song and a
bottle at the Golden Lion!".
Rastatz gasped. Even Sterkoff started. Markart* laughed. It,'could be
nothing more than a mad joke. Cashiering was the least punishment which
would await the act a ,,
"Yes. we three together!" He released them for a moment and caught
up his sword and cap. Then he seized
Ra6tatz'8 WTist again and squeezed it
savagely. "Come out of your trap with
me, you rat!" he growled in savage
amusement at the young man's frightened face.
Sterkoff gained courage. "I'm with
you, Hercules!" he cried. "I'm for tonight—the devil take tomorrow morning!"
"You're all drunk," said Markart in
despairing resignation.
"We'll be drunker before the night's
out" snarled Mlstlteh. "and If I meet
that fellow when I'm drunk, God help
him!" lie laughed loudly. "Then there
might be a.chance for young Alexis,
after all!"
The words alarmed Markart. Young
Count Alexis was tbe king's son by
Countess Ellenburg. A chance for
young Alexis!
"For heaven's sake, go to bed!" he
Implored.
Mistiteh turned to him. "I don't
want to quarrel with anybody iu Slavna tonight unless, 1 meet
one man. But you can't
stop * me, Markart. and
you'll only do mischief
by trying. Now, my
boys!"
They were . with him,
Sterkoff with a gleam in
bin squinting eye, Ras-0
tatz with a forced, uneasy giggle and shaking
knees.   Mlstlteh clapped
them on the back.
"Another bottle apiece
and we'll all lie heroes," he cried:- "Markart, you go,home to your mamma!"
Though" given lu no friendly way,
this advice was wise beneath Its metaphor. .But Markart did not at once
obey.it. He had no more authority
than power to interfere. Mistiteh was
bis senior officer, and he had-.no special orders to act. but he followed the
three In a fascinated iuterest and with
the hope that a very brief proof of his
freedom would coutent the captain.
Out from the barracks the "three march-'
ed. The sentry at the gate presented
arms, but tried'to'bar their progress!
With a guffaw and a mighty push •Mlstlteh-sent him sprawling.. "The com-
mandant wants us, you fool!" he-crled
■^an&i'the-three-were-in-the-squarei——
"What the devil will come of this,
business?" thought Markart as he foi*
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A BIG STOCK WE WANT TO REDUCE
HATS, SUIT CLOTHS, SHOES, SHIRTS
UNDERWEAR, ETC.
     ti	
Suit of Clothes, $5 and up, Hats $1.00 and up,
Shirts]50c and up,. Underwear $1.00 per suit
Kefcmry Bros.
Temporary building between Northern Hotel and Hender.son block
FOREST FIRES
'Come oxit oi
your trap
with' me,
you rat I"
THE
Forestry in Western Canada as in
other places, means far more than the
planting of trees. The firsts-step necessary in forestry is the preservat.
ion of forests, already existing, and
as far as Canada—east and west alike
—is concerned, that means the keeping out of fires. Something in this
direction has already been done in
Canada," but much remains to be
done.
Forest fires in the Rockies, their effects and means of .preventing them
are discussed by Mr. H. R. MacMUl-
an, assistant inspector of Dominion
Forest reserves, in the December issue of the Canadian Forestry Journal
and his article gives the results of
investigations made by him during the
season of 1906 in the Crows Nest dis1-
trict of Southern Alberta, more accurately defined as the valley of the middle fork of Old Man river between the
Livingstone ■ range arid the western
boundary of Alberta.
Originally this whole region , was
heavily timbered, so the reports of explorers and other early visitors to'the
district say,' with the exception of a
small area (eighteen square miles in
extent) situated above timber line.
"So numerous and so disastrous have
been the fires following in the wake
of travellers, settlers and railways,
MrT^vIa"c5Iiilan~writ"esr""th"air'at—i>resr
ent, of the original 212 square miles,
POLLOCK WINE
CO.,   LTD.
Wholesale Liquor Dealers
A  FULL  LINK   ALWAYS   IN   STOCK
Waldorf Hotel
NOW IN NEW QUARTERS
Table Unexcelled
Captain Mistiteh nip*
pcdouta.-.cloMNn'ii'i.
lowed them over the little bridge which
spanned the canal and thence to the
door of the Golden Lion. Behind them
still, be passed the seats on the pavement and entered the great saloon, Aa
Mistiteh and his companions came in
three-fourths of the company sprang to
their feet and returned the salute of
the newcomers. So strongly military
In composition was the company—oflicers on one side of a six feet high
glass screen which cut. the . rooin in
two, sergeants nnd their Inferiors ou
the other. . A moment's silence succeeded the salute. Then a young olll-
cer cried, "Thb king has Interfered?'*
It did not occur to anybody that the
coramniidnnt might havo changed his
mind and' reveri-ed his decree For
good or ovll, they know blm too well to
think of that.
"The king Interfered?" Mlstlteh echo*
od in bis sonorous, rolling, thick voice.
"No, We've Interfered ourselves nud
wnlkod out!  Does nny one object?"   ■
lie glared a clinllengo around, There
were odlcers prosont of superior rank,
Tlioy ilrniik their boor or wluo discreet*
. ly, The Juniors broke into a rlnglnc
cheer. It was taken up anil echoed
back from behind the glass Bcreen, to
which a hundred fnees woro In an Instant glued, over which hero nnd there
tho head of somo soldier moro than
common (nil suddenly projected.
"A tnblo hero!" cried Mlstlteh. "And
clianipiigiiol Qulckl Sit down, ray
boys!"
A stniiigo silence followed tho Impulsive cheers, Men wero thinking,
Cheer.*! (lrst, thoughts afterward, wn.i
llio order In Slnvnu as In mnny other
cities. Now they, recognized the nuture
of thlN tiling, the fateful cliaugo from
Hiillen obudlonco lo open iloflniico, 'Wiih
It only n drunken frolic—or, besides
tlmt, wnn It n Hiiminous lo oach mnn to
choose Ills side? Choosing IiIh side
might woll ineun Htnking IiIh lifo. Mlt*.
tltivli rose from his cluilr, glims In limid.
"Long lifo to tho king!" ho slioulcil.
''Tliiit'f* loyal, iHii't ll? Ayo, limnorliil
life!"
The cheers broke out (igtilii, mlngli-d
wlili In lighter, A volco cried, "Hurd on
his heir, (.'nptnln llerciilcHl"
"Ayo." Mlstlteh ronrcd l-itek. "Mnrtl
nx ho Ih on uh, my friend I"
AiioIIht burnt nf chrerltiff, and niriilu
Hint conscience Kiulttcn cillonco,
Mnrkart liml found n Rent nenr tho
door nml a good wny from tlio redoubt*
nblo MlHtlti*li nud liln companions. lis
looked nt lilt-, wntch. It was ucnrly 10.
In Imlf nn hour Onornl Bleiiovlcs
would bo leaving the p'tlnco, and It wuh
■ mnl  (li.i, tw> iln,iili| Viiriw' nf *i|| Dili-' ni
-"inn nn prmHlhli**.   Mnrknrt mndo up liln
only 33 square mile's remain." Moreover the timber which'is easiest to get
at is -always the first destroyed, and
what is left is situated at high.levels
and in other places where it is hard to
get at.
Not only has the timber originally
on the land been destroyed, but in
some cases all possibility of producing, without going to "an enormoys ex.
pense fov artificial planting, more timber (or anything else) on the land
has been taken away, In this Crow's
Nest Valley alono there are, out of
the 212 square miles of its total area
85 square milos of such land. Originally covered by a heavy forest. Iir, it is
now but a poor, gravelly, prairie, unfit
for agriculture nnd of very littlo use
for grazing," Ono flro alono does not
usually hnvo this effect, but a second
or third firo rarely falls to kill all tho
forest reproduction, 1. o. tho littlo
trees, to destroy tho remaining seed
trcos, to burn off tlio upper layer of
soil, and leave a desolate,wnste, such
as tho,country just spokon of.
Ou portions of this aron naturo has
mnde a good stnrt toward creating a
now forest, Sixty square milos of
tho nrea are covered by dense growth
of young trees, tho lnnd so.covered lying too high on the hillsides nnd bolng
too rough, stony nnd gravelly to be
fit for "ngrlcull nro or vnlunblo for
griming. All tlmt this aron require.''*
In ordor Hint It mny ngnln bo covered
with dense foroBtH is protect Ion from
flro.
Thus fire protection in obviously the
great need of tlin rnglon, nnd thu do*
pnrtinoni of tho Interior, through Hh
Forestry briiii',li, Ih ilnvlslng mciiiiH In
this ond. So fur, lho nioiiHiiri'H iihpi!
for thn protection of foroHlH from fin*
lu t.nimd'i Iiim- coiiHlHled of Uu* pnirol
of tlio foresth by rnngni'H, who constantly travel through Iho forest, und
liuop ii look' nut for flrim, fufiun din-
covering niul I'StiiigiilHhlng In lln'lr lie*
gliiiilngH flri'H which, neglected, would
liiii-it over nilloK of U'lTltory)    fight
fll'I'H 1111(1  WIII'll nilllp'M'H llllll  IrilVt'lll'I'H
ngnlilHl the riiivloHH iihi' nf fire. This
j patrol will In nil probability form Dw
! biiHlH of ii HyHioin of pfoti'i'lloli evi'ii-
'iiinlly inn In oiHTitllnn, Hiipiiii'iiifiiii-d
by tlm iiho of look oiiIh nml Dw H'h"
phono.
Bar supplied with the-finest ■
brands of Wines, Liquors
'' and Cigars
MRS. S. JENNINGS, Prop.
(Formerly of. Central Hotel)'
The New
QUEEN'S HOTEL
Will opon for businoss tlio first, wook
in March, Dullt expressly for
It's n dandy, come und soo Ir,
Workingmans Trade
ROBICHAUD,   ROSS   BROS.   &   CO.
Proprietors
(W. A. Ross, "Ylanaoe**.)
60   YEARS-
EXPERIENCE
Trade Marks
OC0ION8
Copvfiiohto afce.
Anycmoiientllnif ankotcli find dotcrlritl.^n m*r
qnloklr nirort'iln niir opinion froo wliiiilmr mi
* linn (b iirohnlJijr — ' 	
Inromlnnji Ijrohnljlr T>*ti|(i
j* furmicu....
 _. _i*)i Muiui X
(lifdJilnollcii, ■wllliout.Gli'irwo, la tlio
Until RI riot! rrnnllitoMl
■1'iit Iron. (Tliiftut nirmip-r fur  .....
I'Mimiu tukim iliniuaili Munn
urlnn
(jiiiiiiiliilcri.
on I'litimU
U imtniin.
Co, rocoive
Scientific Jnnericatt.
A linnilitoiiialr lllu»inil<"l wimkly, Lnimnit olr-
fiiilntloii nf liny Ki'iuniliia jijuriiiii,'1 'iuriim for
CmmilK,li.?-, it your,'HittiiKu i<rii|«ilil, H»IJ \>r
nil nuwiMlualcrii.
ROOSEVELE  HAPPY
I
THE
MOST COMMON  CAUSE  OF
SUFFERING
ILlii'imiittlmn ('uiih.'h niui'i' pulu utiil
Hiifffsi'liiR Uinn nny oilier iIInoiiho, for
tlio renson thnt It Ih Uio iiiohi ronitnnii
, r .,11 fit ■   ,,.,,1  i.  I- i , ,-i.ilnl.. <r,.r,HfHn,'
tn HiiffororH in know Hint ('lintnbcr*
ulnd Unit ho would «llpnw»y booh,but ibiln'H ruin llnlm will nlfoiil relief nml
'III tlio Intori'Ht of tho sceixi, tho fatid* , mil|-„ r,.Hi nn,| Hici'p poxKlhli-. lu inau.v
»Mnn of Oils [vrolude-iraeli lt •NWiiei'l
; lilni-liold hin BtcDs bonad
(To bo continued.)
ALBERTA
BOARDING   HOUSE
-Honmcr. II. C
Uonnl ami Hoom, *2«.<)0 por month
ALL WIIITK  HBLI'
Mra, Oesl-etturcs,  Prop,
cnsttH the relief from pnln whbh Is ni
fli-Kl teniporni')-, ban hecoiiie perinnn-
out,   while In old people milijoci    lo
, . . . »..,!..     ,,,.1   ,      4...
V.,tta.tlt*~     1 4.'. aa...va... ...       '-     ••-     ".'4.   ,..
by (InnipneHH or oliniiK-'H In Uio wim*
thor, n poimnneiit ruro cannot be e>:-
Iioctuil; llio r.'Hef from pnln which
this liniment uffordH Ih ntone worth
many times Iln cohI, *i."» und HO cent
then for unlo by nil ilniKKlHtH.
District Ledger
For Good Printing
NIAIIOMI, llrltluli Ku'it ,\fil«a, May
II—l-'oiir llritm nre troplili-H ol es-pro*.-
lileiit KooKeveli'ii cninj) 111 the Mail
IiIIIh mul ihe "Jon or more uiulve fol-
loweiH nn' joining with Hie party In
tlm   ii'li'liiiillon of Uu- uiiurniiill.v goml
I llU'lt.
j    The lions were tmggi'il    yei'ienluy,
. ,tllti    I muin 1    Umi.-i.  ,«.,' .1    p.a.i.    ,ii,tiiH,ll
thiei- of thi-iiii to eni'lli. ThiiH oin' of
the former preulilenl'H fondeHt uinbll*
Iohh Iiiih hi-oii renll/i'il, The fouilh
of Uio Juiiitle Ifliigs fell beforo lliu rlflo
of Kernilt Itnnfii'Vi'lt. Hn niiik'ttlflreiit
u kill wiih fur bcyoml llii'lr *-x|»f< union
but llonn havo been plentiful In Uio
IiIUh for the piiHt inomh nml the Kng
HhI*. liunttT, V. C, RelniiH, Iiiih been
out for Hovernl dnyH Inylim [tlanti for
their extinct Ion.
Mr. SoloiiH ncronipnnli.'il tho former
prcHlileiit, who was nlno iitti-inled by
Uio UHiinl retinue of boaters.
"Thou Hlmlt not gtenl" In a prohlb*
itlon on cnpltnlihni with Ito oxacUoiiK
of profit, runt. Ititemu and graft.
-em**
mm
-*-W-9m
BttHka ' -  '" a**
PAGE EIGHT
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,    B.C.  MAY 8 1909
C. P. R. TIMETABLE
Arrive Fernie
- No.. 8 Eastbound Flyer ..,..
No. 8 Westbound Flyer ...','
No. 214 Eastbound Regular ..
No. 213 Westbonnd' Regular
No. 236 Eastbound Local ...
No: 235 Westbound Local ..
G. N. TIME TABLE
NO. 252 -o ,   ,   - ...
10.55 FERNIE
11.13 n. HOSMER
11.25" OLSON
11.50 -MICHEL
.. 20.20
.. 10.37
.. 18^25
.. .9.46
.. .9.00
.. 19.5S
No. 251
1.35
1.10
1.02
12.40
LOCALS
For Sale: Two houshold properrtles,
-with  furniture.    ' Will sell property
either jointly or separately. For par-
. ticulars apply Ledger .office.
Eggs for hatching: White Leghorn,
good layers $1 for 15. E. H. H. Stanley, Kootonia Nurseries, Baynes Lake
B. C.
For sale: Boarding house business
at Coal Creek, acocmmodatlon for fifty
boarders, good reasons for retiring.
Full information, Mrs. Taylor,'Boarding house, Coal Creek.
For sale: Pen of R. C. Brown Leghorns, also eggs for hatching. R. C.
B. Leghorns and Buff Orpingtons. —
$1.50 per setting. Apply T. Kynaston,
Fernie. '
Wanted: A good honest boy about
16 or 17 years of age to learn the candy business. Apply to Rochon's Candy
Kitchen.
Wanted: Position by experienced
lady stenographer. Salary $60. Apply
this office. ,. ■
Young lady wants_positlon as stenographer. Apply Ledger office.
Rooms For Rent,'bath,.hot and cold
- water. Apply 39 Victoria avenue'
South African script for sale.—Apply R. ri. Marlow, Lethbridge, Alta.
Furnished Rooms to Let.~-Apply to
Mrs. Stewart, Wood and Macpherson. I
3-t
Boarding house to rent—McDonald's
hoarding house on Victoria avenue to
rent at once. Tenant required .to purchase furnishings. Apply at house. 2t
Furniture for sale. Address Ledger
office.
, Girl wanted: Apply to manager Ledger for particulars.
Furnished Room to Let.—Apply to
Mrs Stewart, Wood and Daltori St. 3-t
For sale—Two well situated lots in
the Annex. Apply L. P. Eckstein.
Lost: Gold Masonic charm. Return
to Bank of Commerce.
Lost: Lady's elastic belt with buckles. Reward at Napanee hotel.
Sweet cream at Rochon's.
Potted Plants at the Palm. ..
- The barber shops will all be closed
on the 24th of May. - „   '
•    Magistrate Whimster left for Nelson
..Wednesday: morning_._,._ ■_, i ,_      '.
The cuisine at the
Napanee is the
best in the city.   ^
Work on the new Trites-Wood building is progressing rapidly.
They're all talking about it. What?
Why  Ingram's bowling  alley.,
Mrs. C. W. Davey left for a trip to
'-Spokane on Wednesday morning.
Every day is bargain day in Trites-
Wood Co   Furniture department.
Miss Muriel Andrews is confined to
her room wtih blood poisoning In hotfoot.
Patronize home Industry and smoke
Crow's Nest Specials'and Extras
Mr. and Mrs. II. J. Johnston left
on Wednesday morning for a short trip
.UP Spokane.
Beef, mutton, pork, veal, hams, bacon, lard, etc., only of tho very best.
Phone 41.
Two apprentices wanted at onco for
tho millinery businoss. Apply Todd
millinery Parlors, Victoria avonuo.
Liquid veneer and all house cleaning requisites at the Palace Drug
Store,
A mooting of tho Fernio.. football
club Ih called for Tuosilny 'night. All
members nro roquoHlod to bo preH*
ont,
Did you over wonr a lodgo pin? If
not, you can get a pin or button of
your lodgo al. Wright tho Jowolor's.
Miss Glndys AndrowH loft "on Wednesday morning to iiHHlst in tho post*
offlco at Mlchol. Tears tiro In order.
New Sheet Music overy week at tho
Palace Drug Store,
Garfield Gamble, lately of Napanen,
Ont,, was operated on for nppcndlcltlH
on Mondny. He Is progrOHHlng very
favorably,
Harry Pollock   wiih In   town UiIh
wook on n Hhort visit to IiIh pnronlH.
Ho Is cortnlnly not looking nny   tlio
'    worHO nftor IiIh huvoi-o IHiiohh.
Just nrrlvml—n Inrgo Htoclc of nou*
vonlr hpooiih nnd Mtiplo Loafs nt
Wright tho Jowolor's.
Mrs. Mnry Ilnddnd rtlod on Mny 4
nt lior homo In Uio city,    ho rtoconi**,
ml wiih In lior 32nd yenr und wuh n
HlHtcr of Mohhi*h, Knfoury Hi*oh.   of
UiIh city, and wiih born In Ryrlu.
The mont Interee'tlno place In town—
Ingram't bowling alloy,
port a Rood tlmo.
- Hulk Ifii mny lonvo Dw iluiilui'H u
lnwr profit, but "Buludn" Ton (puck*
oil In .U'tilud lend pncUoti') Iuuvoh ii
InHiliiK nnd favornblo-Impression upon
tho pnlntoH of nl kIiviiik it a ii«»i*
iivUX-V   Iih   VllUi liHtllh   &'**>■! 1*.
A football Kiunu between Fornio nnd
nollevue will be held on tho grounds
of tho Fornio club nt 0.30 UiIh ovoning.     Show your niiproclatlon of tho
i ,.,... .,,- tMi'tiHii* mil tn ihn i'nmo nml
booHllng.
"Johnny behind tlio douco" arrived
In tlio city on WoilnoHiliiy from his
winter homo. Somobody saw lilm pnrt
with n dollnr nml concluded that Johnny hnd secured ft government poHltloti
wlillo Uie work Is cnty nnd Urn money
nlHO..
Thc gentle zephyr which vlnl..-d our
city on Tuesday morning left quito n
fow souvenir-, behind. As a Htnrtcr It
playfully lifted tho roof off tho K.
I», hnll, then broke a few windows In
N. K. Suddaby's storo, nnd Just to
show that thero was no partiality,
broke t* coupl-i of panca ta tlw brown
stono homo of this papor.
Sweet cream at Rochon's:
Lost—A brooch, three links' set with
saphires. Return to Ledger Office..
Sporting goods all kinds at the Palace Drug Store.
Rev. W. -L Hall left' on Thursday to
attend the Methodist conference.at the
coast.  ■ ■ *,.-'
I'll spot you ten at'Ingrams' billiard
room to-night.
■ Now is the time' to get yourself ' a'
ring. Wright (he jeweler has the largest stock of rings that has ever been|
shown in the city. ...
For a good comfortable smoke get
Dorenbecker's brands. THey are
home product.
Plans for the new Methodist church
were passed at a large and enthusiastic business meeting held on Tuesday
evening.
There is nothing to equal the stock
of stoves and ranges both for quality
and price at Trites-Wood Co,
' George Barton has taken the mail
contract and says we can be sure of
getting the mall to the various trains
on time mow.
Prepare for the hot weather and flies
by getting your refrigerators' and
screen doors and window screens . at
Trites-Wood Co.
H. W. Herchmer resigned tho position of solicitor for tho Crow's Nest
Pass Coal Co: and W. 11. Ross M. P.
P., has boen appointed to fill the position.'
Stanley's hot house radishes at the
Palm.
Some one lost "Two Pickets" from
their line fence. They strayed into
Bruce's hall on Friday and part, of the
audience stood it as long as they
could, then retired. Would the owner
please call and get them.
The"Napanee hotel is prepared to
handle travellers and other guests.
The new Flyer which rims from
St. Paul to Portland is a.model of
j neatoess. The new cars with all the
most up to date devices, electric lights
I etc., will certainly make a hit. The
running schedule has been altered as
will be seen by the new. time table
on page 8. The local'now runs.from
Medicine Hat to Cranbrook instead of
Lethbridge, as before.
For hotel accommodation the Napanee is the place.
"Jude," the euphonious name which
is given to an ox which stands over
0 feet in its stocking feet, passed, a
couple of pleasant days In our city,
chewing - hay on Wednesday and
Thursday. He was bred near Olds,
Alta., and Messrs Morrison and Rut-
show, .who now own him,' are • taking
him to the A. Y. P. exposition.
Flower and Garden' Seeds suitable
for this country at the Palace  .Drug
Store. .       	
• There appears to be a decided stand
made by the coal company at Corbin
against all union miners, as the Cpr-
bin Coal and Coke Co. .are laying off
l^lTTho_l^del*s"^f'th"e_union~men7aTi"d'
havo even gone so far • as * to order
some of them from -the company's
houses preinptorlly.. This is a vory
foolish move, and only tends to bring
the  company- into  discredit  and  ill
Go to Rochon's for .ice cream,
J. A. Macdonald of Blairmore aiid T.
James are in town.   * '•"' ■
„See Rochon, the Kandy .Kid.
The. special services ia the Baptist
church conducted by. Rev: Webber of
Spokane and his wife, are being well
attended. The campaign started on
Sunday night when a. crowded house
greeted the workers. . A special'choir
under the direction of Rev; Williamson has charge of the music and are
doing splendid work. Services will be
held every.night except Saturday. Special services are-also held for children.
Mrs. Webber addressed the women on
Wednesday afternoon, and was given a
hearty and appreciative hearing.
Go to Rochon's for ice cream.
ROBIN HOOLt FLOW
We guarantee.; this to, be', the. best.,
flour ever sold in Fernie.    Satisfac-..,
; tion   guaranteed". or  your   money
cheerfully refunded.,,.
W. J.  BtUNaOELt*
Give us a. call
e>i94e + + + 9 9*++9* + 99+:+++++*+'
STANDS BY SHERMAN
- The following letter appeared in the
Lethbridge' Herald, and has the true
mainly ring characteristic of the miners of the Pass: [
Frank, Alta. April 30, 1909
Editor Lethbridge Herald:
Dear Sir: 'Miner and A Miner' of
Passburg and, Coleman respectively,
seem to have had a spasmodic aberration of mental faculties in the last few-
days over the strike situation in this
end of Alberta.    ~
Judging from tho tone of their letter's they would have everybody believe Mr. Sherman, district president
No.  18 U. M. W. of A.  a monster
whose acts of despotism (?) were as
great as the Czar of Russia, Castro
of, Venezuela, or even more rabid in
form than the Sultan of Turkey. The
press generally and some of our 'Min.
ers'  (?) have 'in the past few weeks
been very free In their criticisms, but
we who know this champion of labor
and free* speech in Canada, and also
know that our critics cannot prove a
single atrocity of his that murdered a
citizen because he tried for his rights
(Czar) or called a civil war for his
private gain   (Castro)   or mistreated
femininity * because he is. immoral or
intemperate (Sultan.)
, I should like to ask "A Miner" if he
is a member of the Coleman Miners'
union, and if ho attended the meeting
held on or about the 2nd of April when
Mr. Sherman made the facts of this
controversy so plain rto the members
that not a single, contrary vote   was
cast against giving him every endorsement? Or have you, as some others in
Coleman have done—cast your lot iri
with the master?   ' '   *•       '
You say "Does it not look as if there
was something behind allowing the
Crows Nest,Pass Company to keep
working?" Yes, the Crows Nest Pass
Company were".ready to grant their
men a satisfactory agreement and the
men almost unanimously accepted it.
By' using unanimously. I mean the
entire"membership of the camps.
While in Coleman ancl other camps
affected by the.Macleod document cou-
"siderabIy"Iess-tharrfifty"per"cent"of*the"
ably less than fifty per cent of the
membership voted at .all (both* for or
against the question). The scale
committee gave the camps the
Singer Sewing Machines Co.,
Fernie, B. C.
CroW3 Nest fTrading Go.
'"%'■'■ General Merchants-
The  Store  of Gboii Values
Victoria Ave.
Fernie. B.C
7 .. * .   •'
Why be without 'a. Sewing Machine when you
can get one for $3.00 a month?
J. ?: H0ULAHAN, Agent, opposite Coal Oo/s office, Pellat Ave.
-, f
F. G. WHITE
Fire   and
Beck Block
Room  3
Fernie
Ties
For Easter Trade
| SPECIALS^ WATCHES j
Our April Watch Sale.
GENTS
You cannot get better prices anywhere
much surprised that tlio management
of tho company would undertake such
methods.
See Rochon, the Kandy Kid.
\
21 jewel A. O. Liphardt movement
nicklc caso ■  15.00
LADIES " -   ■
10 yenr gold fllled case and movomont ."...'.'.    8-50
25 year gold filled case and movomont : 11.00
25 year gold filled case and 17 jow-.Sia ,".•■-.-
„ Jv;ila a;„,u  ,„„~ el movement...•-...: 17.00     .
Wc guarantee all of these movements to be'first class and if not,,'
-   satisfactory will change them * '
7 jewelled WaUtham, 20 year gold    ■
filled case...: 3 7.25
15 jewelled Waltham,   20   year
gold  filled case....'.  8.25
17 jewelled Waltliam, 20 year gold
filled case '.  10.00
21 jowel A. C. Liphardt movement.
20 year case -. -. 18.50
| A. 6. LIPHARDT, Jeweler
 „  .... ,._ ....    rush
inu  ■.•u.i.i.aau.,- ...-a,  a..-...,      —   act, and baskets full of advice to ac-
repute with all union men and we are ^ceptit, as a strike could not possibly
Of nil miiiI wonlH of .nnKiiii or i»«»m
Tilt* NiiOtlt-M.   lire  .lietii—li   mlKli*   have
lirou.
be won. .If there was any despotism
at all it. surely could not come .from
Mr. Sherman, in the face of an almost
certainty to have' to endure just such
criticisms as are now being made
daily and the likollohod of a prison
sentence for violation of the Lemieux
Act,. •*
This undaunted and fearless champion of the Canadian miners dared to
do what was right. Ilo gavo thc membership an opportunity to express their
honest convictions. .The Fernie delegation, aftor cnlm nnd deliberate thought
declared tho Maeleod document to bo
worse than nothing,     Novor In   the
history of tho Mino Workers organization was there anything so rotton offered tho mon ln the shape- of an
agreement.   In  tlio  mnltei* of filling
ordors by tho Crows,Nost Pass Coal
Company In Alberta or anywhere oIho,
tho wrltor ennnot soo any logical ron-
son why this Is wrong, It, Is to bo bop.
oil Hint this fnr seeing, company which
lins recognised tho union    as a por-
nmneint thing, will bo ablo to secure
Hiil't'lolonl. labor to Incronso tho production to thnt pxtent whoro ovory farm-
■ Morrow
(Sunday)
v
!
Rochon  The  Kandy
will serve
WSSBBESSEJSL
Tea.,  Ca-lcc
and Coffee,
Cocoa and
Sandwiches,
Strawberries
and Whipped ,
Cream
Ice Cream and
Milk Shake
Great Furnifr
Sale Still O
But Not Candies
SPECIALTY:    Nickles  for
wishing*: change for
collection
all
Tho marvolous Indian palmist and
phrenologist. ThU remarkablo worn-
aw (a a, niaicst.**. eoee.lmen ot her tntt
disappearing raco and ha« gal-nod a
reputation wherever sho goo* by hor
ubo of phrenology nnd uclontlflc palmistry. Visit hor and ho convinced.
Room 20 Roma hotel. Hours 10 a.m.
to 0 p.m.
or In Alborta will bo nblo to plant IiIb
crop and lmvo conl to run hin Btonm
plow and koop IiIb homo comfortnblo.
Tho public nfl a wholo must bo considered Horloimly. Our up to dnto Blurt-
ontfl Ih economy, who nro uBimlly our
labor lomlorB, bollovo In poaco nnd
harmony, nml that lho day of sympa.
thotlc BtrltcfiB Ib pnnt. If tho Crown
NoBt. Company and Ub employooB woro
not permitted lo bIkh MiIb natlnfaotory
ngroomont. nml ondoavor to supply tho
iLidu >ou n.lhhl til J. tl.Ir.U there v.t.c*
"nofnothlnjr wronf," txnA cnll him n
Cnntro, *'
Tho U. M. W. of A, In District 18
Ih not flKhtliiB for u closud shop nu
stated. To nil mombara of tlio Union
It Ih a woll known fact that no ngroo*
meiil oxihlH, tiMttouieulft Maial.; In i.l.c
Mnclood conforonco by Mr. Gnlvln
and Stockott to tho offoot that If mo
agroomont wan signed by Marcl',, .list
ovorythlng dono -towards tlio formation of that ngrootoont would bocomo
null and void.
On March 31 Vice rrcoldont Galvin.
who hart charge of the malting of tho
Maeleod agreement for tho mlnnrH do*
slrud a chairman appointed that tho
logal clauBos or preamble could bo
placod. Tho president of tho Western
Coal Operators Association absolutely
refused to do this, Tho conforonco
broko up nnd tho strike order was
Irniubd.   Do you think it to a closed
shop wo wnntV
Thoro mny bo somo tochnlcnlltlon
nbout tho raiding of tha Crow's Nost
Pnns agroomont ns to Kb bolng a
cloHOrt Hhop, but It worlfH nH mich nud
to tho ontlro Bntlsfnetlon of tho Iocnl
itnlonu, If tho nnmo arrangement can
bo mndo with tho Western Coal Opor*
ntor's AHHOclntlen thoro ennnot bo any
doubt about It being accopted wllh tho
bnlanco of any now ngroomont. Hint
miiyv bo mado.
As to .Mr. fcSiionuuiiH um'uIbioii troiu
lho Soclnllyl narly ot C'tiiia&ti I t'i« nay
thoro Ib a dlvorelty of opinion na to tho
wisdom of this action. In SoclnllHm we
try to fllnk solfishnoas, nnd It Booms
lo mnny of our best thlnlcors tbnt this
aet Hhould havo cnllod for a reprimand
rathor thnn oxpulBlon—howovor It Ib
bollovod thnt Mr, Sherman will continue to advocate tho party that guar*
antoos emancipation from wngo slavery, Tho wrltor hat no knowledge of
two former expulsion and as "A Minor" Is spoaklng of an Improbablo matter no commomf, In nocommry.      ,
A Minor says' wo are not oppressed
(?) the Inconsistency ot such a statement! It Is truo thoro nre a fow moro
privileges In tho town of Coleman than
at nankhond, Canmoro or Lillo, In
Colemnn mon havo workod for yoars
and yearn nnd bought homes from tho
cmmlnc**-. Tho miner exercised tho coal
Tlio Estato J. II. llbid &
Co,, Ltd., now on.the niavk-
ot afc greatly reduced prices
at tho old stand, 'Havo a
good assortment to chooso
from.   Novo tho following:
Rugs, Mattresses,
Beds, Pillows, Sheets,
Blankets, Comforters
Towels, Pictures,
Parlor Tables, Mirrors
Kitchen Tables and
Chairs, Clothes' Horses, etc.
Everything must
BE   SOLD
E.  B.  Mc DER MID
LIQUIDATOR
compoiny'B prlvllogo. , "You can build
n houso hut you must buy tho lot nnd
tho lumbor from tho cormiany. -vI*«**-«
mon hnvo boon vlotlmliiod. Thrown out
of work thoy or their family hnd to do.
pend on tho good will of their foi ow
kind or olso sacrlflco tho homo, lhla
Is ono thing at loaBt that might bo
called opprosslon no mattor whoro it
occurred. And still other thlngo could
bo bottorod ln Coleman, In other
inentlonud camps there aro condition*
toloratod that could not bo found ovon
In West Virginia.
If wo aro brothers wo will stand as
soldlors ln thli Industrial battle un*
til the LltUo Captain ordorB his bugler to blow tho call of victory.
rurnisneu
.4
Rooms to e t
At H. A. Wilkes'
Opp. Fire Hall
An  AU   Modern    House
Including Baths
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