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Industrial Unity is Strengrth
Tne Official Organ of District No. 18, TJ. PI.W. of A.
Political Unity is Victory
VOL. IV.   No.^8[|'^
FERNIE,   B.-.C,   APRIL,   24th,   1909
$1.00 a. Year
FUNNY SORT
OF A FUSS
*     /"
Latest Tempest in Our Local
Teapot is on—Subject of
. PuBIic Prayer for Those
Without tiie Pale
MINERS
♦ Keep away from Nicola as .♦
♦ there are too many men there  '♦
♦ now, and the market is .'over-   ♦
♦ crowded. ♦
♦ ♦
♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦.'♦'
Do you want to be prayed for? or do
you  hereby serve  notice    on    the
community that you want not to be
prayed for? Or do you simply want
to be prayed for In a bunch    and
without being individually   pointed
out to the throne of Grace as a special object of solicitude?
And how does King Edward feel about
it all? ■-*'•„'  V '"-
This town is getting all worked up
on the. subject of prayer. That much
of a.dint, at least, has been made upon
the sinful public mind of Pemle by
oi:r evangelistic visitors. The question
is coming at us in several sections—
. like. a coal, train wrestling with J.he
. uppety-up grade which in pursuance of
its generally high and mighty policy is
affected by the C7P. R.
The first section ■ makes inquiry as
" to whether prayer,; is of any dad-bing-
ed use whatever) outside of enabling
the prayer maker to Impart a 'choice
line s of information ■ to his' audience
while ostensibly-malting good the defective vision of the Almighty.   This
motion, to the' credit be it said of Fernie's good old folks back, home,    is
. i*t:enerally settled in the affirmative —
"Otherwise, • why pray for King   Edward?" *  ,7
But the next section comes humming along with a query not so easily
disposed of, to wit and namely: Is it
■ a covert insult, or a sign of being regarded with particular'affection, when
, one Is singled out conspicuously, and
publicly, and-placed ..under the*  lime*
•r *-lightt'as-it-were7-^asTTpeTson for "whom
public, solicitude    at the throne   ° of
■ Grace is peculiarly desirable?,   Why
thus peculiarly, desirable?    Is it   be*
. . cause everybody is anxious for you' to
*.- become a particular favorite of Heaven?
or is this concentrated, attention" to
be taken as a delicate hint that unless
your conduct.shows - some marked
chango from what it has been, you
will be ridden out of town on a rail
or presented with a seat on tho duck*
• ing stool? Aud again butts in the
question as to what conclusions King
Edward may have arrived at In this
matter after nil thoso long years during which he has been a conspicuous
object of prayerful attention on the
part of tho'public?
STILL"DODGIN
AND DEVIATIN
J »
DEFEATED COAL OPERATORS STILL UNABLE TO SCREW THEIR COURAGE UP TO
Por be it known that this is regarded as no light matter in the streets
of Fernie at this present writing. After the manner of all mining camps
we prido ourselves on tho worship of
our women. As,has been rumored of
good King Edward himself, wo. stand
ready to "perjure ourselves like a gentleman" if tho honor of our ladies is
called-in question. And now it is
rumored that as a sort of Parthian
shot—quite possibly as a consummately shrewd device for compelling us to
discuss one. investigate the nature and
efficacy of prayer—our departing evangelist friends have signalized the eve
of their departure by singling-out, in
special. mention of their calling, and
for special presentment to the attention of Heaven, a small but select
group of our town ladles by whose
merit and grace we are all as willing
to swear as we are by their beauty.
' And so the question burns u and
throbs. ■-"If those evangelists did do
such, a thing, what on earth did they
mean by it?" To the glory of Fernie
manhood, be it said, we posit this
alleged evangelistic action as placing
the ladles in question on a parity with
Royalty. . Long live the King! The
ladles forever!! God bless em!!!!!!!
■         ■«»■ 	
Mrs. H. Biggs and four children
left over the G. N. on Wednesday on
an extended trip to their old home in
Wales.
Mrs. H. Biggs and family left for
the Old Country on Wednesday. They
left by way of G. N. and, intend 'to
cross the pond on the Adriatic. It is.
their intention to. stay some considerable while"in England. Tredegar is
.their final destination. - - -- .•■- '■'"
J;ILlifii.Mlchovic_k,iMike,Novick,--A!ex-
THE
POINT OF DISREGARDING THEIR SECRET MASTER IN THE BACKGROUND AND
MAKING MANLY WITHDRAWAL FROM THEIR- PRESENT POSITION AS INDUS-
TRIAL OBSTRUCTIONISTS. AN ASTUTE CAMPAIGN OF INTENTIONAL BACKSTAIRS FALSEHOOD IS INAUGURATED BY WAY OF FILLING IN TIME.
■i '*■''"*. , ' '■■'
Obvious Lie From Ghost-Dancers' Home Camp
From Lethbridge Herald of April 20:
"A'private despatch'to the Herald from "Hosmer, B. C, says regarding the strike that the men
are very anxious to get back to work and are becoming very an-xious and more dissatisfied   every
day.    Unless a Jot of support is forthcoming from the Union there will likely be a break very soon in
' the ranks of the men." . *       •
Flat Contraction From Frank Sherman
From letter received April 18 from Pres. Sherman;       3 '
"There is nothing new in thc situation:     A large number of men are leaving the Alberta camps
for various parts, and all appear to be enjoying'their holiday. Miners are'wanted'at Michel. "
♦ ♦,♦♦♦♦*♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
♦' ♦
■♦• FARMERS ♦
♦ Take with a large grain of   ♦
♦ salt any report on the coal sit- ♦
♦ uation which may   appear in* ♦
♦ newspapers controlled by C.P. ♦
♦ R. influences. ♦
♦ •♦
4» ♦♦'♦'♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
BRIDE'S L UCK FOR
DISTRICT NO*
18
Succo and Mike Klemoch, who were.arrested last Sunday evening by police
officerr/Sampfjon, appeared before
Judge-Wilson last Tuesday afternoon^
arid''contributed $225 to the treasury
for occasioning actual bodily harm' to
Jacob Jzigz and Tom Koslc.
Throe local Inebriates appeared before Magistrate Whimster on Tuesday
morning. Two of tho trio were arrested on Saturday night, allowed out
on bail and arrived Monday morning in
court in nn intoxlacted condition. The
cases wero remanded and thoy spent
a comfortable (,) night In the city jail
nnd next morning contributed $5 and
costs to tho city, treasury. Tho remaining gontlomnn wns .allowed to go
oii suspended sentence. ,
MINING CAMPS OF THE CROW'S NEST PASS HAVE A SURE HARBINGER OF VICTORY
*      .   OVERTHE HEBETUDINbUS CRANKS  WHO IN SUPPOSED DEFERENCE TO    THE
UNHOLY AMBITIONS OF THE C. P. R. ARE HANGING BACK LROM ADHESION TO*
ORGANIZED LABOR'S JUST DEMANDS, ALREADY   CONCEDED   BY   THE   MAJOR
■■ ■-■ COAL OPERATING INTERESTS.
BigJnducement-For—OperatoFS-to—'-Sign—Up" f
Mr. Philip Carosella informs us that
the new Roma hotel will be open for
business at 7 a.m. on Saturday morning.
Mr. Hermann Frey left the city
last evening to take charge of the
bottling department of tho Elk Valley
Brewing Co.
1 Irene Culshaw, aged 20 days, died
last. Wednesday morning. The funeral
was held from the home of her parents
to whom much sympathy is extended.
All you have to do is to take a walk
to the Napanee hotel and buy your tickets from Tom Whelan for the Grand
Derby sweepstakes. Tom guarantees a
square deal and, his' word is always
good.
"Dad" Ross has secured the contract to excavate the Kings hotel. He
also has tho contract for How Foon's
new concrete block, The Celestial
gentleman intends to have a first class
Japanese and Chinese store.
A delightful social evening was
spent at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Webb on Wednesday evening.
Amongst those present were: Misses
Gladys Andrews, Carol Campbell, May
Lamb, Annie Brown, Jeannetto Strachan, Messrs. McLea, Shanley, Ross,
Charles Fyfe, All those present' report that Bob is the candy singer.
The marriage took place at the Catholic ch0urch on Monday of Mr.*-Dom-
enico Nicoletti, and Miss Maggie Carosella. The ceremony was performed hy Father ItfeisBnei*. ' Both the
contracting parties aro well-known lh
Fernie, and many friends join in ex-
FRANK AND
"PHARISEES"
Our Family Squabbles Viewed
By an Esteemed Gotem-
"0 Wad Some Power
The Giffie Gie us"
Let all opponent devils believe
and
GRAB RESOURCES
PUQTQT   TAYT7Q
CORPORATION MADE WEALTHY BY FAVORS RECEIVED
FROM ALLEGED SERVANTS OF THE PUBLIO PROVES
VERY RELUCTANT ABOUT PAYING TAXES TO KEEP
UP THE SERVICE OF THE PUBLIC.
NELSON, April IC—Decision wns handed out by Tt, S, Lennie,
appointed by llio provincial government to henr tho nppciil of the 0,
P, R, from assessment of lands in J-J, 0, southern lnnd grnn't. • TTo
uphold the nssessniunt mado by Assessor Lucas, whereby tho O. P.
It. pays a lax of $.160,000 annually, An appeal to tho full court
will bo mndo by tho company. All of which is strictly in lino with
tho policy of tho C. P. R, in resisting to*tho last possible moment
tho collecting of taxes on its vast holdings in tho prairie country, not-
withstanding that thoy nro every year increasing rapidly in mnrkot;
value ns a result of tho labors of tho Bottlers on tho ovon-numborod s'.c-
tions,
Privato Corporation wants to got a largo ulico of tho bounty in.
tended by Nature to rcliovo tho working class,
VICTORIA, April 18—Ultiniiituly tho 11. 0. Electi-ie Railway
Company will establish n generating plant nt .Tordnn rivor forty or
fifty miles from hero, ThiB Ih assured, Yesterday it was authoritatively announced that lho result** of thc investigations tliut havo
beon in progress Ihoro for over a venr, hns boon . nr* prnvinj thnt thi-re
is ft sufficient flow of water from tho «1rnntn rend H-* tvUmlnrip-* to
>i»ovidG 10,000 horsepower lho yenr around. \
But one thing stands in thc wny of thc immediate commencement
of tlio work involved in tho installation of such a plant as is proposed,
which it is conservatively f-stirnntod, win r-nvt ■*'?}W,0?.*?. T!:*it li Juc
to tho failnro of tho Company nnd city to como to nn agroomont in
regard to tlio power nnd lighting business of this city.
If tho agreement now under consideration is carried1, which stipulates that tho city must purchnso tho local holdings of tlio B. C.
Eloctrio Rnihvnyl Co., at a valuation boforo undnrtnlring to supply tho
publio with that in which Ihey deal, it ia probable that thero will bo
no fnrthor delay. In fact it is affirmed that in Hueh im event, the
matter of obtaining nn appropriation of tho amount required to givo
tlio trnmwny power needed for the proper conduct of their system,
would bo taken up with the directors with aU possible despatch.
That tho *um wanted would be granted Jt its affirmed, i*» beyond que*.
Mon.
District 18 U. M. "W. of A. has a sure enough Mascot
tremble.  . '   ]," ■     ,        _  ' .■,./•
'. -This advance,agfent of fair fortune is not a goat or a horse shoe or a pink-eyed albino or any other
specimen of the common or garden variety ,of good luck charm, but rather a rarely radiant representative of the choicest of all Heaven's kindly antidotes to the internecine strife in which humanity
ordinarily loves to grovel.
For the Luck of the Crow's Nest Camps has come in the form of a bonny, blushing, beauteous
bride, a broad-browed Juno girl of the Typical Mountain .West, a girly girl and a womanly woman, *
so intimately blended and rolled into one that nb fellow is able to guess where one ends and the other
begins, a girl with the roses of Sharon in her dimpled cheeks, the laughter of Aphrodite encircling
her pearly teeth, ancl tho scent of the apple blossoms in her wavy hair—a girl to start one half the
camp on a hot foot hike for the Fount of Youth, and set thc other half to praying for Joshua's power
to stop the wheels of time!
' For this vision from Paradise International Board Member J. E. Morgan is primarily responsible,
John Edward had a hard time of it last week during the Minors Delegate Convention—ho being halted *
thcroby in tlie Valley, of Decision. On one hand his position as a Western man mado him naturally sympathize with the determination of tho men of District 18 to be governed from the ground up
instead of from thc top down; and to stand for no dictation from the central International Board
as long as thoy were not yet.driven to ask for monoy assistauco from that Board. On the othor
hand, Morgan's position ns a member of the International board mado him n buffer for all the local
indignation thnt had booh created among tho Miners of this District by Stockett's attempted use of,
International President Lewis' decidedly Delphic telegram of April 1st to try and convince thc
miners and tho goneral public that District 18 wns about to be invaded by precisely that form of
Headquarters autocracy which thoy -were resolved not to submit to,
Taking it by and largo this placed poor Morgan in that mighty small space whose geographical
location is between thc uppor and tho nether Millstone, Naturally enough ho concluded that by
way of compensation for his troubles somo consolation from High 1 renvoi, wns coining to him; nnd
ovidently tho High Gods thought so too. At nny rnto thoy first put it into his head to tnke a three
day's furlough in son roll of a consoler; and then grunted him the object of his search by throwing
into his eagor arms this charming woman who has como upon the scene ol! our local conflict liko a
Venus arising from a stormy sea.
Evidently, too, Morgan litis formed his own ideas on the oxtont to which fair woman is worship-
pod in theso Uocky Mountain mining resorts, for he smuggled his prize into camp in the wee sum'
hours of a Sunday mornin', and, with tho exception of meal times, hns kopt her under double lock
nnd koy ovor since, It is to bo hoped, however, that our esteemed Tnteinatioiuil Hoard Member will
"presently becomo willing to relax ull this vigilance—accepting our tearful iisHnrnnccs Hint, our eon.
flngration ol! Inst August to the contrary notwithstanding, we sojourners in I'Yrnic. nre not so heavily
bonded to lako example from our neighbors ol'Kranco that before permitting ourselves to ennonize,
the objects of our admiration wo find it first necessary to imprison and burn them,
Pending this hoped for . sol'louing of Morgan'*-; lienr! let. il bo known of nil men thai the briil"'.-*
value as a Mascot is if anything enhanced bv these prcenutinns I'or her seclusion, Tho clmrni is nol,
in any way affected by any possible combination of boll and bar ami interdictory inciiiilatiou, The
cssenco of the Spell which the bride's prcHcni'o cnsl,-i upon all persons nnd operations that may be hos-
tile to our local lnboi*(.,movenient consists in three, facts only (1) Ihnt she is here; (ti) that she. is
beautiful (U) tlmt she is securely imnoxcd to a Labor representntfvo, Theso conditions having been
fulfilled it is useless for tho recalcitrant managers of our minor coal camps to hold out any longer.
Lot them quit thoir Ohost Dancing and come brick to the Reservation nnd "sign up," If they do
wo will lot thohi kiss the bride,
" ITow is that, brothron of tho opposition, for n vDoy nnd lnvj**. nb.t.,] •"•once:
Just glance back ovor tbo above specificntions, nnd then crime
tending congratulations '."and best
wishes. .They will take up their residence in Fernie.  '.,'■.
Fernie is to have a park. ' At the
last special meeting of tho council it
was decided to accept tho offer of
the C. N. P. Electric Light and Power company for one hundred and eight
acros of land in-tho south end of the
city for park purposes, the price being
$50 an ncre, and the payments are to
be spread oyer a number of years.
The council are planning to mak3 a
public park that will bo a credit to the
city, nnd fill a long felt want.
(From the Calgary Albertan.)
Mr. Frank Sherman, the well known
labor leader has been expelled from'
the.Socialist society because he wrote
a letter to Hon.W. H. Cushing during
election, and recalling the good .work ■
done by the minister of public works,''
wished him success In his contest. Mr.--
Cushing was a candidate for Calgary.   ,
Calgary has two representatives and
the Socialists had but one candidate.
However,    the Socialists in this city
have conceived the idea., that anyone
however worthy, Is worse,than nothing
unless he has been subjected to the •
laying on of hands by the Calgary executive. ' •    -*. '
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So Frank. Sherman has been fired
by the Socialists. Of course that does
not prveent him from being a Socialist
just the same... Socialism is somewhat,larger and more important and
older than the Socialist society in
Calgary or .-the organization ' in Canada. •■    -
Xo.absolute potentate ever showed a
more narrow, tyrannical spirit than
tho Canadian Socialists in dismissing,
on such a flimsy .charge,, the ablest
man in their ranks in Western Canada . .,   '    .    y   '
 T-he-r-.trouble—was-that— he-was-too-
strong for them. It was not the letter
that caused his expulsion. That was
the excuse. Long before that Calgary
Socialists "were fcoasti-.ig'■ that,, they
wore laying for Sherman and   would
throw him.
And that is-the-organization which
by the aid of the sacred principle of
Socialism undertakes to usher into tho
world a new commercial system and
what practically is a now civilization.
Mr. Sherman will not. bo Injured by
the action of the Socialists, but tho
Socialist society will be Injured'by lho
loss of a good mnn.
FARMERS DOOM
COMING NEXT
>»Oi*     **.**' «      etetiti*.
ALREADY IN THE HOTEL BUSINESS AND COAL BUSINESS,
THE 0. P. E. NOW REACHES OUT FOR THE PROFITS OF
THE TRUCK GARDENER AND FLORICULTURIST ,'^THUS
ONE BY ONE THE SMALL CONCERNS ARE CROWDED
OUT, AND AGGRESSIVE CAPITAL HASTENS THE DAY
, WHEN ITSELF WILL BE GOBBLED UP BY THE WHOLE
PEOPLE.
VANCOUVKJ,, April 2.1—The C. P. K. is pulling mi its cowhide
boois, nud buying plows preparatory lo becoming a truck farmer
ou a huge scale on lnnd just outside of the limits of Hie eity nf Vancouver.
Twenty acres of bind Irom which all Ihe ('. I\ I*. hotels nnd
dining cars in Hrilisli (.'olumbia will be supplied with vegeinliles and
garden produce, and from which lho. const ing steamers and transpacific stcaiiM'TH of tlie cniiip'nny will draw their re<*iiiivniciil.s of similar
nature, is now bein*,'prepared on lho company's land al Kerrisdale,
Tlio location is on tlm line of the Vancouver nml Lulu Island railway .
ll is also the intention of tlm coinpiiny to erect laru*e (/peenluiuses
ou the property so Unit hotels, diniiifj* ears and steamers mny be supplied with flowers of nil kinds lliroinrlunil tin- vine, At prc,-;rnl ,i!l
ro'iiiiromeiits of this nature are filled by purchase from privately nulled hot houses iu Viincouver and Victoria.
A law donkey ''limine is now at work sHiiiijiiii-j- (he property,
and as soon as it has been cleared the land will be -.'rubbed and plow*
ed. No attempt will be made lo raise vegetables Ibis season, but
r>vnv-*"*l<'<••;-. v,*i!l !*■.* '.',, :*.'..l.'.a,'-.., !7. .... J...I.II...K u« (lime, in ail -.mils
a'runnjn!
Mr. Robert Moore, boontur for N'«w
Mlchol arrived tn the city on Monday.
Mr. MnnnKor of tbo Fornio Oporn
Houso, Sir: I'lenso wipe tho dust off
tho choirs beforo tho peri'ormonco
otarts.
Mr. "Dllly'* nolllmi, tho popular pro*
prictor of tho Royal hotel In   ('.rim*
On anothor pntfo will ho found A,
C.  LIp'innK'R nd. tellliiK   of   sdmo
front, vnliien In lit" n*i«rtic.ni'>i* ."'."'■'•,
Tho I.ockhnrt caso cnmo up boforo
MiiRltUrato WhliriHtor nn Tlmrsdny,
and wnn' remanded until tho 20th
limt.
Tom I'lifili, well known In Fornio,
Hlurt'-il for nil extended trip to WuIub
next '!*■•■->vintf.     lu i)'
'.'.<■ rii< « .■.Jiwii.ii ,*> V. lie in: clci'h'tj, IHld
brook, arrived from that lively city onl Inst Weflmmdny trnvollln*-. vln tho fl|
' t:
Mouduy hint,
Mr. JnnieB Falconer die.! on Thursday night from typtold fever, Tho <le-
conied wiib a native of Ireland and had
no relative*! in thin country. The fu*
nerntl wait hold from 8cott'» umlorlak*
Ing parlors on Sunday at n.30 p.m.
N. 11.
Tlio quarterly meotlnff of (he Pernio
Indnutrlal and I'rovldont CoOporntlvo
socloty limited will bo held In the
Miner* hnll W*dn^»day April th* 28th
at 7.30 prompt. AD memherrt nri
ro'iuciited to be prcnoiit.
"Parson" Ilolimrt**, non of th« host
known prlntH tliroimhout   the   went,
".tf-l'l":}   ...'•• J.'.   **..„7    'V.,   a.  ....,<    a..    ,,l*al
on IiIh way lo .-'dinr-nton,
10, Mdmirmld, liquidator of lho
Held onli'to In ndvertlHlnK a specinl
side cnmmerielnK to-dny (Hnturdny)
of novor*.! HnoH of household furnUh*
Inn*.   Bee ml on piiRO 8,
Mt. Vmilti Itadvto N'o. 47 I .0. O,
V, will uttuiid divine Hnrviru tomorrow
nt 3 p.m., pnrndlm** to the npeni
hot.nr\ where Hov. U'llklnnon will r|e-
liver a aermoii. All Odd Fcllowu nre
m-m-RU'd to he al iho K. I*. hull at
?,.10 p.m. Vfjlt.ue l)i*o«ln:i*B .;*.*,It-
ed.
it is probable, thnt by next fall the -.Tent -pinntity of flowers and of
plants required by the company., hotels will bo supplied from'IvorriB-
With.
An cnf.,'  *■<.■ '•■"''.•'!••;.• "'".•••.''.•   ;,     !..„-.■    .,..,,.,-•.a.!  .*,..u.' !« in!,.    rtunv
will bo started on tlio erection of a Iiouno for llm mniintfer of the farm
and quarters will also bo built for the labor which will be omploved.
A lur^o force will he maintained when Iniek n-ardeiiiiu,' is in full
Hwini**.
This is tho first occasion in its history that the wilwiiy cnm-iany
has eiitfiiKed in truck fnrmiui**; and thc experiment if sueee.isful, may
briii**-; about the e.*,lahli:ihiiu:nt of himiliti* f.itins dl oilier points on the
transcontinental syntc'in.    The quantity of ve^iallien cousin I   by
tho .lining cnr.s ami hotels of the <*ump<*ny in ■•ritisl. Odtimbiit. and
by the coast and tniiiApacific strainers, is -.-ii-mi.oiiK. According to nil
accounts this twenty •*.<•«• fnrm will be* too mh.-iJI to me.i dcjimiiils,
■ind it if* possible that iu time the uci'tint.' under i-ultiv..uiin will ■.h*
extended. PAGE'TWO
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,    3. C. APRIL 24 1909
Address all matter for this  page to "Proletarian'1 District Ledger
Now  Open
^0^5*^-^""*^     Fernie, B. C.
Steam   Heated   Throughout
RATES $2.50 A DAY ,.   J* L. GATES, PROP.
THE PASSING OL REFORM
PARTIES
LESSON  OF THE PARIS STRIKE
The lesson taught by the Alberta elections goes to show conclusively that
the position held by those individuals
who would rather the workers "go
sloiv" is untenable, they have been
routed horse, foot, and baggage; never
again can a purely Reform Labor party
be considered seriously uy any earnest
student of Labor politics.
Such a party was on trial ln „the
"city of Lethbridge; its platform covered almost every pallltable measure
that could be, imagined and the only
clause that smacked of a revolutionary
spirit, which demanded "The socialization "of the means of production, t he
complete emancipation of Labor from
ihe domination of capitalism, and the
economic equality of the sexes," waa
repudiated and eliminated rrom this
platform what, time the election took
place.
Donald McN'ab went to the legislature without a contest and sat for one
session as, the choice of the newly or:
ganized reform party and again be-
. came thb standard bearer for the
"something now" element; he was
careful not to jeopardize his chances
by being "Socialist"' and confined himself to advocating reform measures,
hoping to win the support of the Lethbridge wage-earners.
Mr. McNab claimed that Capital
was .beneficial to the working class,
but was apt to forget the duty it owed
to Brothel* Labor.
I am not criticizing his position; he
and his supporters no doubt   thought
themselves     right,  and  the  extreme
stand,of the Socialist party wrong, but
I wish to point out what happened in'
spite of their efforts to clear theni-
* selves from the "taint of   Socialism.'
The Labor party of Lethbridge presented an alluring platform  to    the
workers and solicited their votes,   the
candidate  pledging  himself  to   work
-rin—their— interests—and,--hoped_.J.o_se_CL
'some of the "demands of labor" considered.   ''
But mark the result. When the capitalist candidates, Liberal and Conservative, made their appeal ^o the workers for their votes, they out-Heroded
Herod and even went one better than
the Labor candidate, promising considerably moro for Labor than was even
hoped for; they wore In favor of the
union label, shorter hours, a fair watjc,
and as for the bi-monthly pay, they
were enthusiastically In favor of a
WEEKLY PAY DAY.
The result was Inevitable. Donald
McNab was deserted by those who
had been his most active supporter*-*,
and the majority of the wage earners
. voted for the friends of labor, to the
discomfiture of their own nominee.
In contrast, C. M. O'nrlcm In the
Rocky Mountains district, stood i\h a
"simight" Socialist., refusing to coin-
promise his position with "roformers",
demanding that tho workers voto for
their clnsH Interests, thereby compelling the political henchmon of capitalism lo tako notico that not merely "ro-
formers" nlono wore going to satisfy
the wokrors, hut nothing -short of ink*
Ing ovor tho reins of government that
they might enact purely class legislation to tho utter undoing of tho capital-
lst. class.
This sort of electioneering has beon
ridiculed by lulior loaders (who at present lmvo n good grip on this world's
goods) reformer!*, und "political Soc*
IiiIIhIh" of the ItamHtiy McDonald typo;
It hits lj<***n ('Oiid'-mried as "vague nml
visionary," "Impossiblllsm" and im*
pfnotlenl, yot In Hplte of those Superior Persons It is being accepted by (ho
wngo (mrnors In Increasing numbers
ns Urn only loglcnl position to immune-.
Parliamentary action, under the
bourgeois dispensation, has proved exceedingly disappointing in every country. England is in this respect scarcely worse than Germany, Prance, Belgium, Holland or Austria. " But the
State employees in France have taught
the-workers, a lesson all over the
world. The complications bf modern life are so great that the whole
of the social machinery can be thrown
out of gear by postal and telegraph
servants, railway men, pitmen, sailors
stevedores, and so on, with the greatest ease.-
They can be thrown out of gear we
say, by each of these sets of people
separately, and can be ' absolutely
brought to a standstill by each of
them acting together.
Why should not this be done as the
first step to the Social revolution? We
ourselves know from what we hear
all around us and from the ringing
applause that greets any reference on
the platform to the lesson taught by
the postal employees of Paris," that
before long the workers of Great Britain will begin to ask themselves who-.,
ther there may not be a shorter cut
to the pacification of the existing class
war and the organization bf the present anarchy than any route * which
leads through the Westminster Gas
Works.—H. M. Hyndman, in a "Justice."
volt is always against., the system
and never against individuals; it is to
make* him a just man, too wise and
just to hold individuals responsible,
for the faults of the system; it is to
make him a wise and patient man, too
wise to attempt to make things better
by venting his personal anger in savage deeds, patient enough to work
with his fellows year after year, to
bring about the economic changes
which will make freedom possible for
all' mankind.—John Spargo.
THE SOCIALIST TIDE
PRESERVE THE HOME
, (By Franlin H. Wentworth.)
In their hearts the privileged classes
know well that.it Is not because the
Socialist does not desire to preserve
the home that sets them quaking with
grave concern; It is because at, last he
does.   ,       '   .
For the first time in history, the
workers of the world are now evincing
a determination to preserve their own
families—to preserve , them from exploitation"."
THE CAPITALIST TO. THE SOCIALIST.
(By Henry Waldorf Francis)
Your theories, I'll not deny, are beautiful indeed; * • *   .
You would Mammon's "power demolish,
. and you'd do away with greed;
And for honor, not for dollars,   spur
him on to noble deeds;    .  >
You'd have no man through another's
labor profit reap;
But have each get his full earnings,
all-sufficient him to keep;
Not might, but right and justice   you
. would have reign in the world,
Self from its throne oppressive   your
aim 'tis to have hurled!
You'd have all men. given leisure   to
improve and real men be,   ,
And the future not have clouded by
the fear of Poverty! ' ~7
You would ,see there was no reason
why a woman herself sold
And was wrecked in mind and body
for a paltry, piece of gold!
And the children, helpless    children,
whom He said "Let come to me."
Their iives you'd not have blighted in
• the heartless factory!
Youth-should have its golden glory everywhere upon the earth, •
None be doomed to toil and hunger
■   by the accident of birth!
You would make all mankind happy,
blessed ,with Comfort, Health, con-
''  tent;
With an utter disregard of all ancient
precedent!
But see you not, wild dreamer, that
And when the worker actually begins to preserve his own family and
demands for their consumption    the
products of his labor, the idler
knows he will at last have to bestir
himself to preserve his.,
Indeed who cannot see that as the
family of the working man rises at last
out of its collective misery, the Idle,
the parasitic family, so long secure in
its unproductive uselessness, must
cease to fatten at the cost of tho families of the poor,
INDUSTRIES?
Did you say that tho nation can't run
those industries for Itself successfully?
Well If tho nation can manage a state
university, It can surely run a packing
houso.
If It can food a fighting arm It can
run a hotol,
If It can build bridges lt can build
factories,
If It can Irrigate land It can sell
groceries.
If It. can soil postage stamps lt can
sell coal,
If It can maimgo a navy It can man-
ago, telograpliB, telephones, express
companies and rallronds.
If It can mnko cannons It can make
stoves.
If It can manage experiment nl farms
nt tlio agricultural colleges It enn mnn*
ago farming,
If lt can pave tho stroots It can also
mako tho materials with which to
pave tho strootH.
If the pooplo can run tho publio
schools thny enn run fticiorlos or nny
other publio utility.
the Idea is Unsound,
Do not the law books tell us that by
;' precedent we're bound
And should governed be by dead mon
moldering ages underground?'
Ah! those clods of dust long lying silent in forgotten graves—   a
It is sacrilege to ask us not to be their
abject slaves;
Alnd vested rights—shall we defy that
sacred bugaboo!
It Is awful just to think of all the
things you'd havo us do!
To each ono of us make happy is your
desire, you say,
But how'd you mako ME happy taking what 1'vo got away?
Man you'd free from my dominion, the
dominion of tho few,
Whon so plain it is they like It! To thc
dovll, sir with you!
Oh, we are the waves of an Ocean!
An Ocean of surging scorn,
Whose spray is the salt of devotion,
O'er which .winged ones- of   Fre«
dom are borne— - '
An ocean,that ever is beating
, 'Gainst headlands of Mammon and
Greed,
Where the currents   of. Reason v are
meeting; *
And whose\ depths are unfathomed
indeed."
Oh, we are the waves of an ocean!
And our song is a chorus of might,
With a volume that, ever increasing
Strikes    a fear in the Armies   of
Night., ^    .
And the strain of the sea as we   lis
» ten
. Is the jubilant note of the strong1,
As   each wave stretches farther'   and
■  „ farther
O'er the shoals   and the quicksands
of wrong.'
Oh we are the waves of an Ocean!
Sweeping on in the cause of   the
1 Right, .
And the swirl and the swish of com-
motion
Is our heritage, pride and delight.
For we know that its power is resistless
To bear up the wronged;one   who
weeps—
Or to swallow up those who oppress
us
In its abyss of bottomless deeps.
Oh, we,are the waves of an Ocean!
Some   tomering in   wrath .to   the
skies,
Some  tremulous,  small,  hesitating—
Just    ripples    of "zephyr   kissed"
size.
Yet the great and the small in one
purpose
; Shall unite in one billowy roll
That shall   rise to its ultimate.  triumph "       ,
lorious-harmonious-Whole	
WHAT PEOPLE ARE READING
COME THEN, TOGETHER ALL
•THE   UNEMPLOYED   HIGHER UP,
Mr. ItooHevelt Hiiys; Of course I did
no woil* myself in coiuiet.tlon with thu
I 'a iui in it ciuiiil and did not bother my
lieml with the biisluesH il'-tullH. but
.Mr, l'ullliter's nrilcle In false—lie In
an Inl'i'.iiio'.*!-! Hur.
Mr, Pulitzer miyn: I mil the proprle-l
tor of the "World," it Ih i-l-htnd to!
necilKc me of working even wllh n pen*,
ell. I wiih yiieliilin; nt I lie time Hint,
nrlleli* wiim Written. Ilnnm-vi-lt In mi- j
other,       " I
..I.. ...«.;..:..:  .*.■".»■• .■•-■•-v
Ir. •! .• office of the *-*t'i.iilnr*, Oil Com-1
iu n do/on yearn,    My worlc Ih!
It   IK'C'Umtll'ltfK
TIiIh work Ih fill fftl-
■miiy
golf.
Mr.  ArrlihfiM HfiyB*  .My IhihIiiohh Ih
to clinimr for dividend*-!,
my money for me,
while 1  bleep,
lacy.
Mr. Worklnumini Mtytt: I begin to
MtiHpoct thnt tlicno brlgiiielii who lunl
mud and thunderbolt)' nt each oilier
ovor (lm hpollH of my labor nnd Ui'.'Hej
non worklui* (.'entry who coolly eonfeHHJ
Viwy ni'* riding n my bttch with ir
Hthingle hold around my twvM are not I
licrciiHftry to my ri-ijifuit or happlnc**.,*, j
-in fiict the ficwn'T I get rM of Ihi-m C'lium coiiKeloiiHtieiiH is the only
the beiier. .Mnybe I wan born a! thing tlmt can hiivo Uio world from
Inf-kat-H but the (-nptiullHi*** nre     kind ; individual   revolt,    blind, Mu-ild and
'    (Ily Alfred Bttddcn)
Como then, ingotlior nil;
Thin Ih no lime lo dully;
Ciin you not hour the trumpet cnll,
The cull to the final rally?
Fling out. the Hlnndnril to the wind,
The red, red flng of old;
We fight the battle of hiimiinkliul
'(liiliiHi tin.- .poworH   of greed   and
gold.
Come, then, together nil, "
TIiIh Ik no time lo loiter;
('un you not Hee our cnmi'iideH fall
My    the hand of the cnH'l   exploiter'.'
Ming   down   Hie gniintlul to vice und
■'Inline,
'Hie mulled liiuui oi tiut'i;
We fight the Imftk- In freedom'!* name
(ifiiiiHt denlora of Jun!lee nnd ruth.
Come, I hen, together nil.
'I )j)h is no lime to liuin ,
Our cnmrndeH Htnnd In fulon'H Htall
Or tiwlng on hempen halter,
Fling nut. thu elmllciiKc iieroie*    tho
lnnd;
Tin, foo Ih brought to buy;
■.'.',,■" up f|te ffttilf*? for Hie Clrml Htnnd,
Victory hhnll crown the day.
By Leslie M, Shaw, ox-socrotary of
lho U.' S. Tronsury:
"Do you realize that our public libraries aro full of Socialistic lltoraturo?
I recently visited n largo public library
iu ano of our InrgoBt cities nnd I obsorvod tho sitting room, n largo, spacious one, flllod with many men and
womon.
lt was during a tlmo of temporary
business depression. I felt pleased
tlmt so many workers should bo reading, and I iiHlcod tho librarian whnt
thoy wero reading,
Ilo replied "Socialism."
Ho said It. wan a public library nnd
that, It wan supposed lo Htipply tho
wants of tho public*.
Ho fnrthor mild that tho doninnd
wiih for RoclnllHt worltH and that tho
library had ninny volumoH on Social*
Ihih In many langtmgoH,"
—Jn-a-gl
Oh, we are the waves of an Ocean'
An Oceariof fury and power!
And headland and fortress shall crum-
oble
.When the future shall sanction the
- hour,
And the stress of the storm will be
over
When the end of oppression Is seen,
And the Sun will shine out o'er   that
Ocean ,
And the waves be for ever serene.
Yes, we are tho waves of an Ocean ■
Whose tide never ceasing shall rise
On the   buttress   of wealth   'tis encroaching
Undismayed   by   the backwash of
lies—
And tho fair barquo of truth shall bo
carried
On Its bosom in sight of the shore,
Straight Into tho haven of Justice
To bring pence to tho world ever'
more. '• 1-1, Starr
PETTIPIECE
WANTS PEACE
"PAUM" GETS AFTER TIIE COXSEK-
. VATIVE ASSOCIATION", WHO SEISM
TO  WANT WAH, WITH     ST1XGIXG
HESOI.UTIOX OX THE CONDITIONS
THAT MAKE  POU  CONFLICT.
VANCOUVER, April 16—At' last
night's meeting of Vancouver Trades
and Labor council a communication
from the Conservative association asking Labor to lift, its voice in support
of the so-called Imperial Defence
movement, received a- scorching excoriation from, Secretary Pettipiece:
"The country.is feeling the effects
of a wave of jingoism," he remarked,
"but I would like to know why the
working classes should support" this
"Dreadnought business. War is never
made by the workers and -the workingmen of Germany and of England
at labor conferences have passed resolutions condemning these, armaments. War is promoted for the selfish
ends of capitalists and if the working
classes only' refused to assist in these
schemes it would become a thing of
the past. It is the workers who do
fighting, not the capitalists, but it is
the capitalist whose ends are promoted by the foolishness of .the workers
in fighting their fellow workers of
other countries. I have drafted a resolution which I would like to see
passed, and which is taken from resolutions at a labor conference at Berlin at a meeting of the independent labor party of Great Britain and the
Trades and Labor congress of Canada."
Parm's resolution was as follows: ,
"Whereas the Vancouver Trades and
■LaborJcdunclI has been Invited to par-
A. Rtczuto
J. Crawford
Fernie Livery, Dray & Transfer Co.
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A full- line of shelf and   heavy   Hard-,
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J. D.  QUAIL
FERNIE, B. C.
CLASS CONSCIOUSNESS
enough to onlfBliffi m-v-
Hlilro'H Mngnzlno.
-From Wtl*
mid. To .nuk.' ii iu.ui cliuu eoiuetou;*
Ih to mnko lilm a tato man, whoso re*
ECONOMIC LIBERTY
An lilou! homo iuul ocnnomlc liberty
Ih thu (IiVhIi'o of nil, Yot fow nro
I'conomlcnlly   free, und fow own their
llOIIH'H.
Thn opporlunllU'H tlmt wore onco
free to all up' gone I.iuuli* am In Dw
IiiiiMh of tlio fr>w, nuK'hlnct* lmvo linim
dnvclnpod nml monopollzi'd and llmni
Ih no chimco for economic liberty nu*
lcHH wo hnvo iireofm to tho hind or to
llm m*!'*.ii?>on,
Mon can work now only by pornilm.-
'nt,, i,r ..... uX'-i.i ..i if tV.i- lii'..'! *\.v" *-•■'•.
rhino:*, nud then on hucIi torrriH nn
mny milt the ownevn.
Undor SoclnllHtn tion would hnvo nc*
cofm to tlio land nml tho tooln by willed
thoy mado thoir living. Thon thoro
v.-;;,'!} "•" ofiniriti'tii lllmrty ntul ii ilo-
slro anil a chiuieu for thu worker to
have nn Ideal homo. Children would
not. bo compollod to work prematurely
to obtain it common IIvIiik nud ho mint*
tlio pleasure of early youth. It nnoniH
to mo thnt with Midi homcH mnrrlnno
would nut bo the failure that It ut now,
~-F. (J. KM-nion.
Ono T.JHt'li ut Nfi-tui*'* MiikoN fli<> AVludt*
■World  Kin
Whon a rooBtor finds a big fat
worm ho calls all tho hens In tho farm
ynrd to como und sliaro it. A Hlmllnr
trait Ib to bo obsorvod ln litimnn nature when n man discovers something
oxcoptlonnlly good*—ho wants nil his
friends nnd neighbors to shart tho
bonoflts of his discovery. This Is tho
touch of naturo that makos tho wholo
world kin, This explains why pooplo
who have boon curort by Chamber*
Iain's Cough Romody wrlto lottors to
tlio mantifncturorB for publication, that
othoi'H similarly ailing mny also use
t nnd obtain rollof, Dohliul overy
ono of theso lottors Is n warm honrtod
wish of the writer to bo of use to somo
ono oliu-, This romody Is for salo by
nil druggists,
60  YEAntV
EXPERIENCE
tlclpate. in a meeting having for its
purpose the strengthening of the British navy in order that the empire may
be safeguarded from the dangers alleged to threaten ft from without.
"And whereas such aid on out* part
would be to place an engine of -war
in the hands of the_ governing class
within the empire which could and
would be turned against the dispossessed working classes whenever their
necessity should drive them to such
relief from the conditions forced bn
them by their industrial masters'7
"And whereas tho real enemies of
the working peoplo of the empire are
not without the empire but within it;
"And whereas the working people
of this empire can have no possible
quarrel with the working people of
other nations, but on tho other hand
havo a real quarrel with the classes
which today havo the government of
this empire within Its hands, and who
aro directly responsible for the condition ofdependoncy of tho workors in
tho midst of tho plenty their labors
alono has created;
"And whereas tho augmenting of
the moans of murdor, such as navies,
niul nrmlos must bo a standing mon*
nco to the peaco and welfare of working peoplo not only without tho omplro
but of thoso who dwoll within It;
"Do it therefore resolved that wo ro*
fuso to coimtonanco tho jingoistic campaign whicli sooks to enlist titir Blip*
port for Incroaaoil naval ntul military
oqulpinont; that wo aro opposed to naval nnd military establishments of any
naturo, and wo look forwnrd to tho day
whon labor will havo assorlod Its
right to tho fruits of Its toil and thoro*
py abolish the fundamental cause of
war, viz, u Hti'tigglo for tho possession
of tho wealth which labor croatos, and
"Ilo It thoroforo rosolved thai, wo
call upon nil workorH to refuse to ctjin*
tonnnoo or support In any wny tho
HolU'tnoH of (Iioho JlngooH who, uiid**r
cover of "puti'loUsm," seek to embroil
our t-lnwrt In wnr; nnd wo ItmlHt thai,
hIiil-o capitalists rronto wnr, capitalists
Hhould do tho fighting,"
1
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HAMILTON,    Out,, April   21.—Proiu-
Ih(* Ih mndo thnt tho noxt h-.*khIgu of
tlio Klnrndo Iikiiiuhi, which ojioiih on
April 22nd will dovolop hoiibiiUoiiiiI ov*
Idoiico tlmt mny holp tho polico to soon
clour up tho mynlory.
Tt l«»l|«inlii ''hf* nttortir.\* tri»nornlB ilo*
pnrtmonf linn hnd ten nt worlc In He*
vnrnl pnrtn of tho Htnton hunt inn up
evidence, nnd thnt thoy hnvo Bucuri'd
dome thnt will provo of (lio sruate-st
Importnnco.
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OPEN DAV and • NIGHT
NOTIl'K
Notico Ih hi-fi-liy (rlvi'ti tlmt .IC' A aye
itftur dntT' I IniontI to npply to Hiiimr**
Intctutom of 1'rnvlncttkl I'ollc,* for a rt*
ri.-wiil *>f my retail )l',ti<*>r llccrini! fnr iho
Urixg  Until.  Krnir  II.   O.
Mr*. M. rulut«(.
Kr«(f, B.C. i'th April. IDOt. Ot
Tonic   or   Stimulant?
There is an immense difference between a tonic and a
stimulant. Up one day, way back the next; that's a
stimulant. Steady progresst day by day toward perfect
health; that's a tonic. Ayer's Sarsapariila is a tonic,
a strong tonic. The only Sarsapariila entirely free from
alcohol. Do not stimulate unless your doctor says so.
He knows. Ask him. Do as he says. j.c.Aw Co..Lowtll,Mui.
Contflpjf/on If th# one tfttt ctute ol rJck-hcaduhc, billoumeu, IndlfittUkw, bid
bruih, JtblUly, nmousntu.  lluywr doctor-*-**« mm^
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W. STAN. TERRY
Painter and Decorator
(UVa-l MIS A tlktAHCta! uu vuuv woik
.■■■w-t. ':,.. .• THE  DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,    B. C. APRIL 24 1909
PAGE THREE
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There is never a question as to the absolute
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WINDING UP THE
LITTLE BALL OF YARN
,   ,   (Continued from last week.)
Taylor: Have you cashed very'many
cheques?
Not- a great many.,,
Taylor: Can you remember cashing
:■',   any other cheques, aiid what ones they
were? >
Shanley: I remember cashing-   one
, for Webb. - 0 -
What date? .    .
Shanley:  It was in December, and
-   was. a.pay cheque.      I also cashed
, cheques for some of the workmen, but
he could,not remember anything par*
- ticular about them. -J
Taylor: Did you make out vouchers
in October and November?
I might have.        *   "
Did y ou make any out in September?
I don't think so. .   ° ■
Taylor: You, were not. present were
you when, Lockhart turned over the
cash to Webb?
Shanley: Np sir. " v
Taylor: Did you see the.cash balance, sheet or paper upon which the
cash was turned over to Webb?   .
Shanley: I never^ saw it.
Taylor: You know' to what I am re
Lockhart was a $10 cheque for   sun-
plies sold to Carlisle.
Taylor:* How many toilet sets did
you sell in Fernie?,
I do not know."- '.
''  Taylor: Were   one or two sold in
Fernie?
.   Shanley could=not say.
Taylor: Does the book'only show
one or two? ,
Shanley: I.do not know.
, Taylor then showed him exhibit 47
in Shanely's handwriting prepared on
March 17th in response to a resolution passed by relief fund committee.
Shanley said he would not say that
this exhibit was, true, part of it having been made, from memory. ,,
Shanley asked for a journal filed
and he would tick off the items.
Taylor: You said you prepared part
from memory, so please tick off items.
Shanley refused to do so until the
journal was produced.
On going'over the journal this was
not found in a very satisfactory state,
and Taylor asked him why he did not
keep the books of'the relief committee
as carefully as he kept the books of
the Fenlie hotel.     ." "
Taylor said: I understand Ambrey
had refused to take over the slips
and accounts until they, were audited.
Shanley said that as soon as ■ he
could get tlie books he would soon prepare them. They had been in court
and he could not use them.
Taylor: Can you tell me whether
you deposited the monies received or
turned them over to the secretary?
Shanley: Everything that I got I
turned,over. Shanley said that he
had started new books in March so
that he could turn over' his stewardship to the committee.
■Taylor asked him when it first occurred to him that he wanted new
books.       .--     -°
Shanley: It first occurred to me
when I told the committee that I was
going to leave. „    "-'
Taylor: I notice that your statement
of*cash received, $5703.96 has been erased with a knife, and lt appears that
something less has been put In after
knife  erasure.     • '    •
Shanley: Yes.
Taylor also saw some other figures
erased with a knife and asked Shanley
to„explaln.
Shanley said he might have made an
error.
Taylor: I don't ask what might have
been, I,really want to know what you
did.   '   ' '
He explained that lt was in the account of the Western Canada Wholesale company. He received a cheque
from. Western Canada Wholesale Company for $500 and put it In'accounts receivable before, and had to put lt in
cash   receivable.
Taylor, after some moro examining: I
see that some of this $5703.96 was re-
WHERE ABDUL
GETS OFF AT
Turkish    Revolutionists   Think    the
Old Man  Has Been Acting
Rather Treacherously
' LONDON, April 19—"The Macedon-
ianian troops intend to enter Constantinople to-day and enforce their demand for, the abdication of the Sultan.
The new ministry is tottering.
"It is believed adequate steps have
been taken to guarantee public order."
The foregoing statement was received in London to-day in a code message
from Constantinople. It was sent by
the local agent of a well known banking firm.  •
THE   CANADIAN   BANK
OF COMMERCE
/rt
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
COUNTRY BUSINESS
business.
. Every facility afforded to farmers and others  for the transaction of   their bunking
Sales notes will be cashed or taken foi-'collcction.
CONSTANTINOPLE, April 19—It is
expected in Constantinople to-day that
the main body of.troops loyal to the
young   Turks that have concentrated
outside   of Constantinople will   begin
soon to march across country to Yildiz
Kiosk, with the object of forcing the
abdlction of the Sultan,
* .The troops loyal to ths young Turks
continued their advance on Constantinople last night and It is believed here
that they will soon occupy Makrlkcny
a town about,ten miles from the capital. '
Two advance guards precede the
main body of the soldiers. One is composed of 300 men, half of whom are
officers, while the other numbers 1000.
These two columns are expected to occupy Pera and Galata the foreign and
official quarters of Constantinople, as
scon as possible In order to protect
foreigners in the event of rioting
Many of the troops in Constantinople
favor' young Turks and resistance is
hardly expected.
beforehand even to the minutest   detail;      _ '_ "    -   "
Tcliatalja is the key to the girdle of
fortifications around the> capital. Four
military trains arrived there Sunday
morning. Mukhtar Bey is in command
of the advance guard of the Salbnik-
ans. When a deputation of pacifica'-
tion from Constantinople greeted him
he asked gruffly:.
"Have you, brought the head of the
Old man. We cannot negotiate as
long as you   como here without that
head.'	
This deputation consisting of 30
men wanted to proceed to Salonika,
but lt was compelled to return here.
Mukhtar Bey threatened to give orders I
to have them shot Immediately if they
attempted . to get in touch with ths
soldiers.
"The troops which arrived at Spar*
takule Saturday afternoon under the
command of Niasl Pasha, proceeded
last night to Kuptchuk and Tchek-
medje where it is believed they will
await the coming of reinforcements.
They will embark on vessels and, avoiding Constantinople, march direct to
Yildiz Kiosh.
."Many officers have deserted their
commands and have joined the Saloni-
kans.
"Izzet Pasha, chief of the general
staff, went with 10 officers in the (afternoon to.Kutchuk to pacify the soldiers, but persons well informed say
the real purpose was to transfer the
entire general staff to the Salonikans '
R AI-JKIr-Jfir 1*»Y MATI Accounts may bo opened by mail and monies
DmmlilU D I lUiilL deposited ()i* withdrawn " in this w-iy with
equal facility.
H. W. TRENHOLME,
Manager, Fernie.
Taylor: How is it that.you remember this particular cheque of May
Lamb's and the amount, and could
not remember the. one for Webb which
was later? *   -*
Shanley: I remember this cheque as
it was the only cheque he cashed for
May Lamb.
Taylor asked again how It wan he
had such a keen recollection of this
cheque.
Shanley: I suppose there are some
things that a man will remember more
than others.
Taylor: Did she get the money the
same day the cheque was drawn up?
I cannot remember.
.- Taylor: Havo you nny memorandum
to say that it was cashed in   September?
Shanloy: No.
Taylor here pointed out to     tho
magistrnto that Lockhart drow up a
voucher for tho cheque,     Tho choquo
. was apparently   endorsed   with   tho
samo Ink as tho voucher.
Taylor: Did May Lamb carry tho
cheque around with her beforo sho
cashed it?
Shanloy snld ho did not think so,
but thought sho cashed lt iir soon ns
sho got It.
Tnylor:   Did  you  carry  It nround
: I ilo not think so.
Hero wo hnvo n voucher
fJP
Shanloy
Tnylor:
with you?
mado out
Locldmrt,
par*
the
for
pro*
by Locl'hnrt, Blgnoil by
dated Soptombor 10th, and
wo l*nvo a cheque In LooklinrtB hnnd*
writ Ing nnd do you nionii to loll mo
that. ;you casliod that choquo?
Slmiiloy: 1 do,
Tnylor: Who told you thnt IIiIh Mny
I.nnil) choquo would como up horo?
Slinuloy: No ono.
Taylor: You nro living with Wobb
nro you not?
Slinuloy. I wns living wllh him,up
to tlio 15th of Mnrch.
Taylor: Wobb niul you had dinnor
togothor Inst nlglit, did you not?
Yl'H.
Tnylor: You tnlkod ovor tha caBO
did you not7
Slinnloy; Yen,
Taylor: Did you talk ovor what ev*
Idonco you should glvo?
8hnnloys No nlr,
Shanloy said Uo lind ancortalnod nil
Hint had talcon plnco In Uio court room
from nowepapors,
iujiUi.     "lllVll    lii akvUu.'ua-i     )uii
were hnn&ilvg cnidi Vc.onjj.nir to ihe
rollef fund?
Shanloy: I bollovo bo.
Tnylor: Did you nunl-it Wobb In tho
offlco (luring tho month of   Soptom*
Slmnloy: I do not think I hnd to
work in tho offlco with Wobb In Sop*
tombor.
Tnylor: You had practically all tho
handling of tbo monoy throughout tbo
month thnt followed belonging to Iho
rollof fund 7
Shnnloy. No elr.
Tnylor: Did you doposit nil tha monoy,
Shanley: I do not think so.
Taylor: Did you not practically
mako out all voucher*-'?
Bhnnloy: After tho lm of December
; I did.
f erring.
•  Shanley: I do not, but I gather it Is
a trial balance.
Taylor:* Did Webb go away in February back ..east? ■
He did.
Taylor: Webb said he left everything in the office for the auditor and
this paper was amongst , tho other
Shanloy;: I don't recollent seeing
papers. ,
It.
Taylor: What date did ,the auditor
como here in February?
Shanley: On Monday. He asked for
a calendar and reading from same, h«
said he believed it was on the 22nd.
It was tho last week ln Ifobniiur Uo
was horo,
Tnylor:  You woro in solo cliurgc,
were you not?
No sir.
Tnylor: Whoro did Wobb go to in
tho east?
Shanloy: Ho wont to Winnipeg nnd
wns nwny about six days.
Taylor: You gavo the auditor
tlculnrs of things? _
I did.
Tnylor: Did tho nudltor get
stntoment roforroil to?
Slmnloy: I don't know.
Taylor:  Did McDIarmid ask
any other things that woro not
ducod?
Ilo nsod for pnrtlculnrs of cnBh
Hn'loR, but ontsldo of lodger entries I
told lilm that thero' woro no particulars,
Taylor: Dooh tho lodger glvo particulars of ensh saloH?    >■
,,Slinnloy: Il gives tho amount..
■   Slinuloy In roply lo question snid hu
did not, soil nny mipiillon oulsldo of tho
$10.
Taylor: And did you koop any book
of union?
Shanloy: I hnd no Instructions to
koop booltH of HiilfiB. Tho monoy
wnH turned ovor to tho Hocrolnry and
It waH his placo to koop bookH.
Coming back to tho May Lamb
choquo again, Tnylor snld thoy woro
not thoro to bonr fnlry tnloH but thoy
wanted tho truth nbout tho choqim.
Shanloy Hnld ho know ho caahod tho
choquo and turned lt ovor to Wobb.
Tnylor: I want you to flay whothor
you hnvo nn Inrtox recollection, s icb
nn you hnvo, thnt you cashed pa'tly
out of your own pockot, nnd partly
. ..I       rt     Vflt,* ..a*.. 4.4. IX.tr, -""•.-"Hill
Va.a     a4.      .a-*.1. .-ja^l-^, a.... #.i.ii.i*
tlT?
ceivFd~f6r¥ales""o£ suppHesriumtieF,~eta!7
was  made  out  after McDiarmid  made
his audit. , - ■
Taylot-'
BERLIN, April 19—In a despatch
from Constantinople the correspondent
of the Lokal Anzeiger says:
The situation is extremely serious.
A general massacre can be prevented
only by the speediest success, of the
Salonikan troops! •  a  ' •
The liberal unionists at last understand to what purpose the Yildiz Kiosk
used them and as a result they are
partly downcast, and partly incensed
against the palace. The sentiment of
-the_trooPS_ln^the_city_ls__turning_now
against the palace:
Slinnloy: My recollection it that 1
had enough monoy In my own pockot
to cnnh lt.
Tnylor: Waa your monoy mixed with
oMInf mriTioi'*'
Slmnloy; I don't think ao.
Tnylor: Did you turn over tho con.-.
union In lump amounta?
Yob.
Taylor*. Whon you turned ovor tho
monoy to Webb for ensh union did
you tnko receipts?
No.
Taylor: Whon Webb, turned over
tbo money to Lockhart ho took re
celpls and how Is lt that you did not
get any?
Shanloy: I did not think It wai nt*
country.
Tho only money he turtH'd ovar to
How many accounts did you
recejve after the auditor, made his report? \ '
Shanley: I think one.1'
Taylor; That one Is $782,58, this made
$1976.62 whereas auditor shows accounts receivable $1655.38..*
Shanley: But I accounted for fifteen days more than the auditor put In
his report. ,
'Taylor still questioned him ,as to
where he, got particulars of exhibit 47
caBh sales, mado partly from memory.
Shanley said he was not responsible for
the books before March 1.
Taylor asked where ho got total of
$5703,96 cash roceived. Shanley said
ho, got It partly from page 24 ln tho
ledger,-    >
Eckstein hero Interposed and snld
that whilst tho committee did not
wish to Intorfero with an' Investigation
Into Stanley's accounts, ho did not soo
what bearing* It had upon tho case, If
Shanloy's accountH-aro wrong and money misappropriated tho committee will
prosecute. Ho gavo Shanloy to understand that they wanted him to answer
nil quoHtlons put to him,
Taylor nskod Slinnloy how long it
would tako lilm to flguro up cash re
Delved, to which Hhanloy ruplled that
lt would take him a day nnd n half, as
that was the tlmo It took'him to pro*
paro tho Htaomunl,
Counuol* said Romolhlng and Mngl'i-
trato WhimHter turned to Slmnloy and
told him to flguro up tho statomont and
nnd koop thom a day and a hnlf listening to his Joltcti.
■Shanloy Hpont somo consldornMo
tlmo In chocking up hooks to uluiw
how ho arrived at thlH nmaunt of $5,*
70"',00, but IiIh offorlH woro uiiiiv-i.il*
ablo.
Taylor wiiggeNlnd that ho porno Into
court nftor-night adjournment nnd go
thi'iMigli tlio I'iiuIch with houki one n>]>-
I'PNPiitliig Iho Crown, Tho court horo
nd'oni'iiPd for lunch nftor various qui h-
HoiiH drnllng with lho March iiucouiuh
tho dlffcriinco botwoon two HtiitomentH
prapnecil by .Slinnloy was $37.10. To
the Inttor f-tnU-mdit liml been .-.ililc-l
$•111,20 on M'']}|an*,l<l'n umlll, not nn-
count oil for nnd ulinva result nrrlvnil
nt. This L-oncliidnri oroHx oxaiuliml-
lon, 11 Ih accounts hud linen shown
to bo In prutty Imd statu (luring oi'omh-
oxiirnliiiillun,
MokHtoln thon procoodd  to uhIc lilm
morn  (|iicHtl(iiiH  on   behalf  of  drown.
He nuked Hlinnloy If lio handled nny
monoy uf tlio amount that wiih tiinind
uvnr by Locldmrt to Webb.
iSlinnluy; No,
ftckHtoln:  Do  you  know  how'' much
wiih turned ovor by Lockhart to Mr.
Wobb?
Hhanloy: No,
EcUuU'ln;  Did  Lockhart     turn  nny
money ovor lo yon?
Hhnnlay: No, only pay cheque,
BokHteln: Did Webb turn ovor nny
money to you except pny choqucr
i'ljli.(,l(')'.'   Jv'd,
KclCHttiln! Wan It ponfilblo for you to
got hold of. thla $000? i
Shanley: I do not think It wo-ild
be.
KckNtoInt Take Holmon A*. Wllllnff*
brim mijvpllfin flfi did vou bn*.'** nn,*.
thing to do with (lift?
Hhanloy: Ye*.
Bhn.nlt>y; What did you do with tlio
menty?
Hhanloy.' I turned It over to Lock*
hart,
Eckstein: Aro you willing to vouch
for nrrurnpy of exhibit rU whleh wa*
Httttenunt made out by Hhunley In trying to •arrive at amount of unit,* cup-
»ily'<
Hlianlcy: No,
Kckitctln: Po you want any time lo
uo over book* end make out truth
•Ii»t«m«nt7
Hhnnley replied no: be had inld pro-
viounly that *ie <!!.l ti**>t vt.xMn thai the
both ttatement* were correct.
(Continued on p*-***-** tlx.)
Calls for Old Man's Head    .
The movement of the troops loyal to
the young Turks to Tchatalja appears
to be proceeding   with the   greatest
order.     Everything was planned long
Volunteer by Thousands
The foregoing despatch to the Lokal
Anzeiger came out of, Constantinople
by way of Smyrna. The Turkish warships stationed at Smyrna are loyal to
the young Turks.
The volunteers in the vilayet of Kos-
sovo number 80,000; Albania,has furnished 70,000 more and Salonika 6000.
The committee of union and progress has accepted an offer from Bulgaria to organiz.e a militia for emergency purposes. A local writer says
it"win"taKe_thTee'weeks"*t"o*transfer*th"e"
third corps to a position in front of
Constantinople, but that the defeat of
the third corps before its concentration is impossible. .The sultan will
have time to make preparations to
meet the Salonikans.
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AND TOBACCO PLAINS
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By special request)' (written by Jlrn
Thistiebeak, 13.  A.)
The Tlo Hack Is a shookum man
Ho swings an axo all day ,
And has to do a lot ot work
'   To mako tho business pay.
Tho price for hacking ties Is small,
They cut It down too low,
it used to bo a better job •
Somo twonty yoai'B ago.
Tho Tlo Hack Ih a hardy man
A man to do and dare,
Amid tho waving forest trees
Tho Tlo Hack's camp Is thoro.    <■,
HIh home Is In the pathloss woods
Whoro roam tho graceful dear,
'TIb ther tho Tlo Hack Bwlngs his axo
Tho railroad's pioneer.
And  first ho hacks  It true,
Tho Tlo   Hack wllh his bro.iilax .then
So smoothly does IL how,
u
Hut tho' the Tlo Uncle works so hard
To rnngo a llttcl dough,
Too ol'ton when ho goes to town
Thnt money ho does  blow,
Yot, though ho Is a rcckloHs mnn,
Tlm Tin Uncle Iiiih ll licitrt,
And  to n  brut hor In dlslrosH
Will  his lust dollar part.
Ho good luck to tho Tin Hack
Whorovor  ho   mny   ronm,
Por Home dny ho will sottlo down
And mnko hlmsolf n homo,
Jim Thistiebeak says there's at least
ten girls in Elko that have rugs In
front of their mirrors to cover tho holes
they had worn In tho carpet.
There's a report ln Elko that John
Mott, who left here some time ago to
tour Alberta was seen lying on his
stomach northwest from Lethbridge,
holding on to tho grass roots, dofylng
tho wind to blow him back to Lothbrldgo.
Archlo McKee lsron.tho striko ngaln
In Elko.
Elko was filled with visitors during
Easter.
Miss McShano proved beyond a doubt
that she Is tho best entertainer In Elko'
C. M, Edwards and party wore on-
comped on Pino Applo creek, Roosvllle,
this week.
Oamo Warden LowIb and Mr, Tuck of
tho Crows Next I'iihb Conl company
wero eating hot cross buns and doublo
yolked eggs nt lloosvlllu Good Friday.
Fred Itoo Is down nt IiOobvIHo thin
week attending to Home land deals
Tho Tin Uncle in a hnppy nmn
,And In lho wonilH In frun
N(j<ifoi'i>mnii looking down IiIh ncclc
No nood nf biiHti hnH lut,(s
Fred Hoo Ih known lo thoimnntlH of
peoplo In this w<'**t"rti country. He
mnn Iho I'loneer Trading post at Koos.
vlllo 11, O... whom llio big Hod Applf'R
grow, niul n genenil Htoro In Elko, tho
llenltl) )Iuriti:r-. 1'nrndlhe, thu Ilnnff of
the Crow'H Nont I'nMH. Elko In tin1*
gfitoway tu the Tobacco Plnlns country
whero the (Jol)nrn grow on the tree*.
When you como to Klko cnll In nnd hn
wilt toll you nil nbout tlin country nnd
tho Cider crooks, Ho hcIIh tho best
fir-lilng tacklo In H. C. and outflti* bit*
game liuntors. Ho lives closo to hen*
ven and urawM die iii-*|>ir»*,iioii in-iti uu*
riourtn, nnd Mite .lohriny VoMn tiMleven
In advertlBlng.
"How Han roturned to Fornle." will
be published In >><>*>•< form and will
bo Tor unlo at Huddnby'ri In tho nc-nr
future,
MflTninev Miller nml Flnlavunn nf tbi>
Home ImnJf, Fernie, were Klko vl«ltor«
Earner Monday for tiUNlnoKM and pica-
Huro. They made never**! fant friends
In I'.lko while some pooplo would bo
getting uc'iunlntfd, nnd bought a large
rnni.lKnn.unt of Indian cut-1 on nnd sou*
venlra of Elko.
There wnn a report In Elko that Han*
nlngton of the Hunk of Commerce wiim
In town but we have nn foundation for
llm tr'nill. 111. I'liUWail WiiU Huel.
carrying a c'oi1k.n buvket and a Japan-
eie fan.
MU* Kldd ot the Rfner*! ho-tpltji.
In Kernlu wan down to Klko Easier
Monday,
A.m. Wnlton of Ihe *«v*r'Am«ri'{ «.f-
f'eei In Ftunle wa* In Elko Good Friday t,etw.*'.'*n train***.
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LABORS
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PORT AltTIIim, April 20—Tho
Tni'li'H find Lnlior (•nim-.il nt. n iiii*('tliiK
liiHt iilKhl liml u fri.*Hli lmlfli of ropnrtK
of nlloKO'l Krl'-vniH-im of men wurltliiK
on rnllwny enimlruction. CorrcHpoml*
mice Iiiih hi.'cn rnc'ilvcil from tlio In*
hor (lopiirlmont to tlin ofTcet Hint II
Iiiih no nulliorliy to liiHiltuti* nu Iiiv'-h*
IlKfillon on Kh own Initiative*. A
HtmiiK niHoliilloii wiih iiiihhoiI Iilonllcnl
In Mint piiHHoil by the Korl William
TrndPH nnd Lnbor council, lirKliii** llm
Kovornmwit Hint it Ih nbnolulttly iiccoh*
f*nry In tho IntorcstH of Di-IUhIi Juatleo
for n royiil commlHHloii to ho held
horo or nt Fort Willinm to InvcHtlfniito
und cliuir up thoso ciihch which nro nl*
Ion*',,! In lio rinlMtir* ntmrt of *i \ttr\t nn
our clvllly.atlon.
If only fifty pr-r ri>m of whnt thn
mon atnto la truo, a hIiocUIiik (.onillllon
of nffnlrn Ih iiIIowcmI on cnnHtruction
worlc nnd In tlio InturoKla of humnni'.y
.,   iitr,r\  ftiriiitit   iiti   r.nt   tf.  ttir,  Inlimn't*,
prnctlccH prevalent at tho    prment
tlmo.
.
HOTEL FERNIE
The Hotel of Fernie *
ROYAL
HOTEL
FERNIE
Fernie's Loading Commercial
nnd Tourist, House
S. F.WALLACE, Prop.
Bar Unexcelled
All White Help
Everything
Up-to-date
Call in and
see us once
KING'S HOTEL
Bui'•.supplied with  tlin   lii'Ht Wines,
Liquors mid Gi(,'ni'H
D1N1N-:.  110OM   IN  CONNIPTION'
JOHN PODBIELANCIK, Prop.
The New
C. W. DAVEY & CO., Props.
QUEENTSH0TEL
Will opon for I-iihIuohh tho Iirst woo,*
In Mnrch, Dullt oxpreHHly for
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Workingmans Trade
ROBICHAUD,   ROSS   BROS.   &  CO.
Proprietor!
(W. A,  Ron, Manager,)
Waldorf Hotel
NOW IN NEW QUARTERS
THE
LENNOX Mmm. April 23—Six peoplo
loHt their llvf-g.thn-o othi-rB woro hud*
ly burned and a proji-Tiy obb of h«;
twecn $200,000 nnd 1300,000 wnn
t.'auua'd Ity a. flic In (hu I'>>,U't uf D\xi
biui'ia-Kit nod Ion of tho town yoit«.-*
dny.
Four liuglncBs blaclc«, two dwellln^a
nnd two othor Btructurcn worn cn.Jrn.y
dentroyed.    Tbo c.aus<i of tho firo haa
lllA •ut.ut. (nt.*a*r)lUll.tld.
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llllll   ('It'llV'
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TRAINS COLLIDE
i'
TWKKI), On!.. April 12-Knrly this
mornltiR two C. V. It. ipcelal paumn
Kcr tiahiH a-'olllilod on a carve In a
rock cut n ml!o t-ait of hfro, Thc to-
■*j>onilblUty lit I'Vacfd ub Uticrfttor  W.
Jolitlston nt Knlndnr. who is nnld lo
hnvo boon nslcoji nnd nrrcplcd orders
for n iruln utlvr Dn< mme hnd koii*.'
throiiKh.
III.'   ICiilKlicd >kb HiHill  i\h ll,) livitt'tl (if
tlio wreck,
Tli** Iraln* wor*- In rhargi* of Conductor* Scnnlon and UYbb. Both of
the onxinciTr**. Jun*,[wsl and wore* unhurt. Tho tiaiafn-nB-pri* were badly
RhnVon up. The damn*-,*' In entlmnt-
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THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,    B. C. APRIL 24 1909
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Rates for advertising on application. ■
We believe,. through careful enquiry, that all the
advertisements in this paper are signed by trustworthy
persons, and to prove our faith by words, we will make
good to actual subscribers any loss incurred by trusting advertisements that prove to be swindles; but we
do not attempt to adjust trifling disputes between
subscribers and honorable business men who advertise,
nor pay the debts of honest bankrupts.
This offer holds good for- one month after the
transaction causing the complaint; that is we must
have,notice within that time. In all cases in writing
to advertisers s;iy. "I saw it in The Ledger."
7 W, S. STANLEY,
Phone'48;   Residence 9 Manager    -
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THE SOCIALIST MOVEMENT AND THE
SOCIALIST PARTY.
Despite overy consideration of personal safety,
and private advantage, Pres. .Prank 11. Sherman
of .District 18 U. M. W. of A., is making the fight
of his life against a cunningly managed attempt on
the part of the employing class to force upon our
local miners' unions a form of alleged "agreement"
which would not only effect an immediate reduction of the financial ability of our miners to support the working class cause, but would also render that disability permanent by virtue of ultimately destroying tlie union itself.
It is a typical illustration of that'vagary of
human nature which sometimes induces even the
sincerest champions, of the working class to make
thoughtless assault upon the under pinning of their
own cause, that at this particular, crisis in the
'struggle of our local coal mining unions for fairer
conditions, a number, of members of the Socialist
Party of Canada have deemed it proper to make
President Sherman the object of a widely published attack such as is admirably calculated to cause
dissension in the ranks of our local miners, and to
that extent to give to the common enemy a .degree
' of aid and comfort for whicli they would undoubtedly have paid good hard coin if extended., by purchasable., members of Labor's army, and which
must, therefore; be all the more gratifying to them
when it comes, as in the present instance, from
a group of men whose financial integrity seems to
be unquestionable... 7   .
 Tlie_.aatioiLce£err-ecL_tQ_c.onsist.ed_iii_the_D.u.blic-
. their action—and with the consequently varying
strength of their right to exist.     The extent, for
example, to which the expulsion of Frank Sherman
from one .of these subsidiary ^organizations has been
dictated, if at all^by feelings of; jealousy or Pharisaical self-pride on the part of his accusers,   will
mark also the extent to which, ih the final working
out of inevitable law, that organization will suffer
defeat ancl disruption as a consequence of such selfishness; and,, on the other hand, the extent to
whicli Frank Sherman himself shall give way, if at
all, to a feeling of resentment because of this attack
upon him,, wrill mark also the extent to which   he
himself is under the dominion of the selfish nature
—and therefore, the extent to which his own-character will'be disciplined and refined by the suffering which Uy that selfishness, if he shall give way
to it, will inevitably be brought to his door also.
"The-whole question of responsibility in-regard
to this episode aiid its consequences   is therefore
purely an academic one, depending simply on the
existence or non-existence of motives Avhose exact-
degree of control over the self-nature of our neighbors, or even of ourselves, it is not given to any one
of us to find out.   -All that we can say is that the
Spirit of Life can never be fooled in these matters,
and that in the long course of events exact justice
will inevitably be meted out to all parties,concerned, y . "       ■
■   As for Frank Sherman, it is obvious that, whatever, his present or future status may lie in relation
£o the Socialist party, he has not been and cannot
be debarred from such activity as he may be pleased   to exercise   in that great Socialist Movement
which includes not only the work of the Socialist
Party, • but' also that of a dozen   other different
forms of honest effort for the emancipation of the
working class.     The very ground of his exclusion
from official recognition in the'Party'form of.ac-
tion—the charge that is to say, that by admitting
beneficial working .class action on. the part of ji
section of thc Liberal party he did injury to the
Socialist party—is a charge that stands very widely open to question.     To assume that oneself and
one's associates are the sole repositories of   such
common sense and integrity    as may have been
vouchsafed to our day and generation is not only,
to put it mildly, an extremely   large assumption,
but also'looks very like a.survival of that spirit of
mere party fanaticism which has been the disgrace
of both Canadian and, American polities   in times
now happily receding; or like a retrogression   to
that   spirit of priestcraft and   Pharisaism which
posits its own pretensions of superior virtue upon
a denial of any. possession     of virtue by   others,
and which places itself in antagonism to that elementary dictum of both evolution and philosophy
that acknowledges the element of usefulness, in
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The Stock is complete in all lines. VYou
will find in part, Drugs, Patent Medicines,
. Magazines of all kinds,"Daily^Newspapers
and Weeklies, Stationery and Office. Sup--"
plies, Garden and Flower Seeds, Toilet
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■   Call' and, seo the . store and the goods \ '
expulsion of our. friend Fra/ik from that branch of
the Socialist movement which is known as the Socialist Party—the. technical ground of the action being the publication, albeit without Sherman's own
knowledge or consent, of a paragraph contained in
a private letter written by him and expressing belief that the labor legislation enacted during the
recent session of the Alberta legislature at the behest of the Liberal administration of that province
had not been entirely devoid of benefit to the working class,-, o
Tn thus mentioning and characterizing this action it is not intended to condemn it; and that for
several reasons. In the first place, because to do
so would be to quarrel with an accomplished and
unchangeable fact, and therefore to question tho
efl'ectiveness of that unseen force ol: whose workings all such facts must necessarily be a resultant,
—in the second place, because under the rules of
the Socialist Party the Committee to whom the
charge had to be referred, when once it was made,
could hardly have decided otherwise than they did
on the evidence adduced—nnd in Ihe lust place because, nfler all, the verdict is not likely lo diminish
the serenity of Frank Sherman, or to lessen his usefulness to Ihe working class'movement.'
■ Indeed if any criticism whatever may be indulged in, without going beyond the lines prescribed by
up-to-date philosophy, it would seem to attach rather to those I'ori.iN and methods ol: organization
which are not yet beyond reach ol! change and
which permit and encoiiriige the venting of
thought loss and uncliurilahlc impetuosity in lho
initiating ol' Hi urges al n lime when ils victim hns
got his hands lied up in a fight with the common
enemy; but I lie episode in ils enliroly will Nerve at
least this uscl'iil purpose llial il will cull widespread iillenlion to the (lil'IVrence which iiece,ssnr-
ily exists luilwceii ii gi'onl --roimiiii*- movement, nnd
tin* ninny, ninny different forms of prupngiindn nnd
organization Hint mny be I'slulilisliod with the in-
leiiliiui uf flirtlieriiig thnt iiKivoin'enl. Such or-
gniiix.nlions will not only be innrked by that defect
which is ''illinium to every organization whose nieni-
bet-ship .'ails tu he cDiitti'iiiiiiDiis with all iiiiuikiin.
—Ihe defect, llllllll'ly. Hint the iiiiui wim builds n
j'enco to hoop tlie other fellow out, .siiccei'd.s nlso,
by Hie same device, nud tu the snine extent, in shutting himself in—bill will nlso reflect in (heir net ion
anil chnracter the huiniiii imperfections of those
Who compose tliem; nnd will, men-Ion.:,,, receive
their own nppropniile kIiiiiv oi whatever iinhire. or
set-bud. or .suffering mny comn to such component
tiiciiiliciN in the working mil of Hint gront and inevitable l.nw which prescribes Hinl every deficiency ul *ii-l iiiii fjlilill lie pIllilMli'i. "uy lis own eunse-
i|uences, and tl.itt ovnYy defect of character shall
event 11 ally lie polished out of existence as a result
of the experience* thus obtained,
In other words, the great Hni-iitlisr movement
will ui'iud it-t resistIc'-s way to that o.-euii <>f I\i*-<
Achievement in which it iil'io will ultimately be
Inliclled ns it I'iiiiwhi-d iuul nei-oiiipli**.lied singe nf ihe
evolution of I111111101 affairs; while orgnnizntions es*
Inl'Iislicil fur the pnrpimi' of iicceleniting that ghn
each successive phase of evolution and in-each'hi
dividual manifestation of'physical or mental* or
spiritual life. The most widely esteemed exponents of our own Socialist doctrine dij-fplay no hesitation whatever in1 acknowledging that even capitalism itself has done certain services to the advancement of mankind; and we ourselves are surely planted on very wobbly legs indeed if for' the
maintenance of our upstanding and for the proving of our own movement's right to exist, we find
it necessary to make sweeping denial, of either
kindly intention or partial performance on the part
of men as honest as ourselves, but unfavored by the
GodsWith our degree of economic light.
If wo really love our cause beyond all other considerations we will avoid prejudicing its advancement by any display on our part of egotism or intolerance' or boorish inappreciation of kindly intention on the part of those who may not see as
clearly ns we do. By our insistent and persevering efforts to convert those around us to an acceptance of Socialism, by our constant and repeated financial sacrifices in the printing and spreading of Socialistic literature, wo aro making daily
acknowledgement not only of oiir own deep-seated
conviction that social justice will'not be established of its own motion and without our earnest individual effort to prepare the way for it, but also of
our belief that the persuading of our fellows is a
neeeysary part uf nil this oreparing of the wa/.
Let us thoroforo bo consistent with ourselves by
going about this work of persuasion and propaganda in a spirit which will demonstrate to all be-
holders that it is for the winning of allies in a noble
cause, nnd not for the gratifying of our pride of
opinion or the pedant ie display of our ability to
repent abstruse economic arguments industriously
culled from Ihe hooks, that wo are so nctively be*
stirring ourselves. "Hearts are Iriiuips," dear
comrades, nnd the more years of experience we
may acquire in our labor of love for our clnss the
more keenly we will renli/.e that if, by inconsiderate display on our part of any manifestation o[
Hint si'lf-iinlure which is the one universal outlaw
'detested by each <i>u* of Uh ill others no mutter how
much we may pet if and cosset it, and make excuses for it in ourselves) we shall close against us
the hearts of the one whose adhesion to our cause
we are trying to win, then al Ihe same time, and
by that very action we shut tightly the door of
ii 11- iu-aii rigiiiii.ii tin. I'liir,. <>i' ••(<" ii.Ki.iiia'i-i.-t, n«
Hinder .1.1W   i:uiii-ii',c.Uti\cl1V   Wc  lim,\   iunCnilal      um
facts, or with what niiistorly logic wo may deduce
the conclusions that enn properly be based upon
those fuels.
In oilier wnn.h, euinriiiH'S, Uic cuinpicruig ol
this self tyrant iu our own hearts is hy far I Iir*
muKt important part of this work of ''preparing the
way" which, iu so many ways, we declare hy our
actions to he necessary. Is it not therefore a proper iind dcajirublc thing tlmt wo shall so conduce
ourselves in our propaganda of the Socialist Movement, that, iu the long roster of those whose action**.
•duilli.M'of record ns causing delay nnd obstruction
to the final hui'I'i'sk of thnt Movement, our im-mcx
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Everything Goes to the last
ShoeString"   7
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A. W.   BLEASDELL
old and   reliable druggist.    Phone
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OUR FRANK AS A "CZAR."
Certain of our unesteemed cotems,
being seduced 6f the (C. P. R.?) devil
and their own evil imaginations, have
sought to sow seeds of discord amoug.
the friends of justice in these parts by
characterizing District President
Frank Sherman as a mean and unsociable "Czar," too fond to rule alone.
■ They have another "guess coming..
If there is one Mine Workers' official
in America who is Insistent upon receiving constant instructions from the
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rank and * file, who consistently abstains from any attempt to dictate
such instructions, and who frankly and
independently keeps everlastingly
hammering' it: into his constituents
that .they cam have his resignation
whenever his conduct ceases to suit
them, that man *•• is Frank Sherman.
Such attacks may to some,.extent serve
their malodorous purpose by prejudicing against the miners' cause the opinions of unthinking persons remote
from the scene of action; but' they
excite nothing but a smile in Frank'3
own bailiwick, where he is known and
liked *not only as one of the most unassuming of men in his own demeanor,
but also as a resolute opponent'of
those autocratic .methods and policies
which are the persistent curse , and
ultimate destroyer of'any organization'
—whether in labor or in politics or in
society—whose. members may prove
-sufficiently— asinine—and—sufficiently-
servile to adopt such methods or stand
for them.'        . .,
The fact that'.without personal appeal from President Sherman the various local unions 1 of this District so
unanimously sustained, and endorsed
his action in refusing to entertain as a
completed agreement those incomplete
and unfinished, but none the less treacherous, proposals of the Maeleod
conference—proposals, which in Sherman's absence, and with such indecent
haste and unseemly disregard of honest methods, tho-enemies of fairplay
nnd true unionism in this neck of tho
woods were endeavoring to rush along
from tho tentative to tho officially accepted stage—ought to give pause to
editors who, however grossly their
ignorance of modern Industrial conditions may projudice them against the
uplifting of the man who works, havo
yet managed to retain some remnant
of respect for their reputation for veracity nnd reasoning power.
COYOTE DIPLOMACY
icr-lilcn progress will meantimc'do their work, and nml that of the Socialist I'nrty shnll .«■• conHpicu-
liiivc their day, in nccutd with the varyiiii; merit nf j .msly ulisciit.
It Is now gonorally recognized thnt
the campnlgn of suppression and duplicity—-ushorod In by tho now notorious
Maeleod tolegrnm of March 31— hus In*
gloriously fnllod In Its purpose of misleading tho public, as to which party
was really roHjioiiBlblo for tho breaking up of tlio Mnclood negotiations,
mnd for tho falluro to conclude that
renownl of ngreomont which wns necessary to tho continuing of coal mining opuratloiiH In tho, nilnoH of the un*
Hlgnod minority of our'local coal opor*
ntors,
II is thoroforo highly probablo tliut
If thoro woro 110 higher powor In lho
haul-ground, poHHOHHed of a microl
whip which tlio rocnlcltrnnt conl man*
rigors four to, fnco, this failure of tho
orlKltinlly planned stylo of campaign
would lmvo liprm gracefully oclcnow*
leilgml by tho -signing up of lognl nnd
lilndliig iigruoiiiuuts similar to thcuo to
which (ho larger oonl Intorosts of the
('row's Nost J'uhh country havo ho
elici'ifiilly ftiil-Hi'i'llinri (Iinlr nw'ont. niul
tlmt throughout this Dim rid. tlm minim* of conl would by UiIh tlmo bo humming along iih merrily nn tho clilmo
of a iiiiinliige bell, and ovorybody lio
un liiii-miMilotiH iuul happv uh mny he
PohhIIjIo under uxlHtlng Hticlnl coiuUt*
Inn**
Hold linclt by tliolr Hocrot matitorfl,
howovor, from tlio adopting of rlils
mnnly policy of hoiiom retraction to
whtcli, otliorwlHo, iholr own good hoiiho
would probably Incllno thom—nnd pro*
veniod nn tlioy nro bv tho now nwnken*
eil liil!'lll*.;ciu:o of the public from any
return to tliolr original policy of opon,
nlbolt niondacloiiB, nttncU—-thoso poor
dovllfl of conl oporatora hcoiii to bo
drlvon by Uio tightnofln of tho houoozo
In which they tlniH find thornm-lvoH, to
ri-i.ori tn ihul "iWiilgo nml duvluN*" policy which Ik porlmps mifflclontly hull-
cnidl by ihe npponrniico In i-natci-ii *
nowHpnpcrt, of prosN ItomR such ns tho j
follODVlllK.
"A j.rlvt'U! doHpiilch from TloHmcr.
H.O.. HnyH n'Kiirillng tlio Btrlko Hint J
Dm iiii-ii an- •.•.ry anxloun to t*;*.t bnck.
to work and are becoming moro restless and dissatisfied every day. Unless
a lot of support is forthcoming from
the union there will likely he a break
very soon in the ranks of the men."
Apart from the impudent falsity of
the above statement (as shown by 1 the
fact that the signed up and union'
scale town of Michel, only a few
miles away, is unable to get as many
miners as it needs) its.animus and
status as a stupidly inspired and clumsily fabricated canard ought to be apparent to any news editor *<yho might
be sufficiently awake to take note
that it" comes from the home camp of
ttie ghost dancing minority coal operators; that it characterizes- as' a
"strike" a situation,which is really a
holiday unasked by the men but enforced by the bucking coal managers;
and that its asserting,of local discontent and restlessness is all of a piece
with that attempted stirring up of
trouble in that same town which only
a few days ago was universally stigmatized by the newspaper correspond
ents on the ground'' as a ridlcul-ris
farce worked up by the hired sec-ret
service men of the company itself
." Such stealthily mendacious tactics
as these will avail as little as did the
brazenly mendacious tactics adopted
at the initial stage of,the fight. Union
men are braced,and fortified by too
many hard fought campaigns against
unscrupulous. employers to be lightly
stampeded by such transparent attempts to produce disaffection in their
ranks; and even the of times too cred-
"Ul^s^pTIbliffniaaS^hy-this timtrhUaTcr
the cry of "wolf" resounding once too
often from the vicinity of the minority
coal operators' stentorian lungs.
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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,
easy payments are not offered by any other ,
company; Write for circular on "Kootenai
Irrigation Tract"
j> ,,,'D. W. HART, (Agt. for Canada) Baynes, B. Ci.
Store
The fire department is adding to
its equipment a chemical fire engine,
at a cost of $2450.; This engine is
intended to be used for small fires,
where a large amount of water wquld
cause moro loss and damage than the
fire itself. The new member should
materially increase the efficiency of
the department.
Don t forget that I am back
in the old stand and that
my prices are better
than   ever
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Fernie, B.C., April 24tl*i, 1909
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The action between Connell &"' Scott
and the C. C. L. A. A. came before his
honor Judge Wilson at the court house
In Fernie April 15th. The former are
large contractors ln - Fernie and they
claimed from the defendants the sum
of $659, amount of balance due for
work done at the Coal Creek club under contracts made in July arid Octo-
be rl908. The defendants contend
that the stipulations under tho contract
have not been carried out': some parts
of the works have not been done ln
a satisfactory, manner, it is claimed,
and other parts not being complete. For
tho plaintiffs "William Connell and C.
H. Archibald wero put on the stand.
Tho hearing of the caso was adjourned
until Tuesday, the 20th. On the resumption of the case on this date P. A.
Taschereau and E. A. Kummer were
examined and cross examined. The de-
fedners' caso was then begun and the
evidence of A: Younger, B. Hesketh
and 6. S. Rees was taken.' The case
was then adjourned ■■• until next day
when J.'Combe,' George O'Brien and 12.
W, 'Hughes were put up. During the
day his honor intimated that ho would
go to Coal Creek and make a personal
inspection on,Thursday'if possible. Mr.
Sherwood Herchmer appeared for the
plaintiffs and Mr. L. P. Eckstein represented the defenders.
. Tom Jenklnson, Jack Oleston, Fred
Kirkpatrick and**Red the barber walked up here from town on Sunday afternoon to see friends. .
George-Hunt was squeezed between
some0-cars on tho New .Slope, No. 9
mine on Saturday and was lucky to get
off„wlth a bruised thigh.
Norman' Henderson was through on
a visit last week end. '
Some of the chief govornment officers
of the public board of health are expected here any day. ' It is up to some
people to get a move on and get their
backyards and.other premises cleaned
up.'-
' There was another case of breaking
into a man's locker on Sunday night.
Several ■ dollar bills were taken from
the pockets. The Coal Co. has again
offered $50 for information which will
lead to conviction.
A person ln Coal Creek has lost a silver, watch. Another person has found
one and up to the time of writing has
not given It up to tlie proper quarters.
This ought to bo a hint to savo fur-'
_thei7trouble_._-_ -^Z.  '
The accommodation, for out of, court
witnesses at the Fernie court house is
practically nil. Parading backwards
and forward outside especially' on cold
days such as"we have'recently been experiencing,  is not pleafiant,
A concert to help the funds of ' our
football club was given in the club
hall on Wednesdas* night. 'Mr. Dave
Paton presided and ln an apt opening
speech explained fully its objects and
thanked all for their .splendid patronage. Tho committee are to bo congratulated on the high tone and quality of tho programme, each artiste receiving well- merited applause. Mrs.
Nesbitt ln her well known graceful
style was the accompanist. Programme
was provided by J, D. Treliarne, G.
Paton, C. Clarldge, J. Stephenson, ll.
II. Nesbitt and J. D. Treharne, J. T.
Puckey, J, w. Bennett, Mrs. H. Slrelt-
horst, J. Stephenson, II. H.,Nesbitt, G.
O'Brien* C. Clarldge, G. Paton,
Dave White, a digger working in.No.
5'Mine Coal Creek, received injuries
resulting' in a* broken leg. While,
who works in the district known.as
the'Slope, while ,working a maginty
on Thursday morning by some means
the empty car coming up struck him
on'the left leg, breaking it below the
knee.! He was taken to Drs. Bonnell
and Corson hospital.
A dance followed and music was supplied by Mrs. Nesbitt and G. Paton.
J. W. Bennett of Scran ton's did more
.than take our football concert in. He
gave two good turns and made us
laugh.
The football committee desire to
thank the, artists andnany ono else
who contributed In any way to the
success of their,concert.
The Kings Business.is still going on,
.On Saturday afternoon an open air
meeting was held alongside the coaches
when the Rev. Buswell and Professor
Weaver attended. In the evening there
was a children's service with lime light
views and Illustrated songs. Sunday
morning's service was held in the Methodist church. At 3 o'clock in the afr
ternoon a mes's meeting ln the club
halKwas addressed by Mr. F. Davis of
Minneapolis,and at.7.30 in tho evening
a mass meeting was held with an after
meeting continued until a late hour
The last*'meeting,ln the campaign will
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Ted Lawrenceson, Lewis Davis " and
Leicester Longden e'njoyed„ the frag-
.ranee of the atmosphere at Coal Creek
Saturday and Sunday last.
The lightness of the air at Coal Creek
never did agree-with Bill Simpson,
and on the doctor's advice he has gono
to Groat Falls, Mont.
• Mrs. Skilllng in honor of friends
staying with hor, from a distance gavo
her ^boarders a dance oni Monday evening. >        ■' •
A pi-etty wedding has boen quietly
solemnized between Fred Varlow and
Miss Ruth Stevens of Newfoundland.
Thoy havo received many nice and use-
' ful presents as woll ns universal congratulations. ' 'May their troubles be
"littlo ones and come ono at a time.
Stove Morris Is proud  of his .   hen
, with its brood of 13 flno' strong/ and
healthy chicks.   Stove is not superstitious  and (*,oes,»ot mind  the unlucky
number a little bit,
..Very fow people in Coal Creole but
who remember tho familiar figure of
the blind lady, Mrs. O'Brlon, who with
lho youngor ond of tho family, loft horo
for tho States somo timo ago. The ones
loft aro Qoorgo, .Tack asd Mrs. Mulgrow;
TIicho lmvo rocolvod word that tliolr
mothor is lying in a precarious statu
at Boston from Injuries rocolvod
through a fall downstairs. Our sympathy fiooH out to tliem and wo hopo
that dutar nows will glvo brighter
hopes,
Tlio first trip of cars from No, 3
since the tlpplo wus liurnod down camo
out on Saturday.
Poroy IlOHlcoth from Mlchol visltod
IiIh brother nnd frlondn on Sunday,
Ono of lho boys Is Horo at an experience ho had In town on pay night.
•Iln wont Into a storo nnd aHkod for BO
conlH worth of candles for which hu
tondorod a flvo dollar bill, In tho not
of picking up his purchase tbo bag slip-
pod from his hand and tho contents
wero Hontt.ni'i-d nvnr tho floor. Iln hurriedly gnthuroil thom toKothor and
walked out, Boforo ifollliuj fur ho re-
memhored that lio hnd forgotten IiIh
'chriiigo In tlio splutter. Ho Immodlnto*
■ly.returned lo tbo Htoro but could got
no mitlHl'nctluii, Ho liaH vowed a vow
to koop IiIh weather oyo upon-fur thu
future,
Hill Hlnolulnlo bos quit flro biiNHlim,
niul I'oto Hurt miccoodH lilm at No, 1.
Hnvo I'llHROtt nnd .laok D, Hmlth nm
off to Miiyln.
Tlio wlfo of llni'borl l..von of French
enmp IntroiK'cd n tiny rur ropulror to
our luitloi- ourly un Wodnt'Hday morn*
Int;. Tho l.i'iliror follow will cull nrd
drink to Hh hiickohh In lifo on bohnlf
of tlio coinmiiiiliy. Clot tho toap'nl pel-
iHliod up, llorhorl.
Koi' Imhuvloiir nml ironornl conduct
our enmp will compnro favorably with
any In tho woHt, nnd It wiih unfortuii*
.Uo lliiil Hiiuio of tbo hoyn uvor mopped
tho lino of doooriim ovor tbo woolc ond,
MnKlitriito Hootli Impomii] iimall flneR
nnd for tlm Mnko or our nood reputn-
n,,,r.  ..,,. Iinnc  Hal" **>lll  lm 1  n*n t'» l*i'*• lo
all of uh,
4 Hill IloUttoii und lliu wifu mo I'uil.(UK
from tlio bouidliiK Iiouho lumlnoHH nt
tho ond or thin month, Mm. Mitchell
of Conl Creole linn bought tliem out
nnd will Htart upon May Jul.
A. YouiiKor boolcod for nirmlnglinm,
Ir.lDii.rtTtl.,    alia.     "Vka     .'al,     Nalv.      Vvii.    'vki
TucHiUy. Ho will crows tho pond on
the l.tmltanta, diva our Iclnd rcgardi
to old Jony whon you hit up nualniit
him.
A breakdown nt No. S fan on Wort-
nut-day mnrnlMK Hnnclcod tlio morning
Hhlft off In No. II) dlntrlct,
Tom t'uich. who hau l.a-,1 the he.it
part of both ham.* amputated through
frost Idle IpM for Houth Wnb'tt on Wort-
w-Hdny.
Tho extra demand for turkey and
rlilrken In rvrnle* In.iMy In Axie to tho
Inon-Jlnl'lo and Kplcurfftn tnitM of a
ct-rlatn fellow called Hut-hen of the
community.
ta"Ke~tne-"rofm'^f~^-mass-moetIng on
Sunday night in the club hall. It is
intended to hold) a farewell social to
tho missionaries In one of-the "churches
on Monday night.
Bob Macpherson's living picture show
gave good exhibitions on Monday and
Tuesday night to'larg-e audiences.
A lad named Wilson narrowly escaped being thrown over -the cliff on to
tho railway track tho other day. He
liad ridden his horse out of-.No. 5 mino
and its feet caught under some of tho
tios outside. The horso was thrown
and the lad was pitched and just missed1 bolng thrown over the edge. Some
of the ties had to be sawn in order to
release the animal.
Amongst visitors to Coal Crook during this week woro; V. C. W, G. Sto-
phenson, J. Bellinger, J. B. Yolst, It,
Mclntyro, J,' R, Armstrong and ,R, E,
Conovor. •  '
Ills honor Judge Wilson, Mossrs, Horchmor and Eckstein, solicitors, Mr.
Watson, crolk of tho court and somo
of tho witnesses Interested In the caso
of Connell & Scott vs tho C. C, L, A,
A. woro up at Coal Creok on Thursday
aftornoon und Inspected tho work In
dispute botwoon tho parlies, Boforo
leaving nnd after IhihIiiohb wns dono,
the visitors woro both surprised nnd
dellghtod with whnt,thoy woro shown
on tho club promises,
Shortly aftor noon on Thursday-David White wan caught by an empty car
on the slope In No. 6 mine and had
his lpft log badly facturod. ' Ho wnH
removed to Fornio hospital aftor first
aid had boon rondorod by his workmates, David Ih" woll respected In
Coal Crook and wo hopo to soo him woll
ngnln noon, ,
The football season has started well
here. A practice match was played
on Saturday between the married and
single meir which resulted' in a win
for the married stiffs,!) score one to 0.
The outlook promises, judging by the
form of'some of last years players, a
strong team for Michel. Whitehouse
was in great form, on Saturday, so was
Mason and Oakley. Harris and Joyce
played a good hard game for tho stiffs.
For the singles Barnes was the pick of
the side, lie is as fast as ever. Jenkins
also did some very fine playing. Matt
Mather did not show anything like his
old form on Saturday.' Moody proved a
very useful man for the singles. The
club now have to undergo some hard
training and keep well together, and
there's no doubt the championship will
remain in Michel for another season.
Pay day and Bock beer made the
camp very lively on Saturday night.
Harvey Wallace, a well' known' old
timer, blew ln on Monday , from . the
Coast.
Bob Macpherson's moving picture
show drew* a, big crowd to'the hall on
Sunday night.      "* •
The "dance held in Martin's hall, Now
Michel, turned out a big success. A
large number of the old, town folks-
took in the good time. '
Duncan Robinson, late of Coleman, Is
ln town, living with the Molly Canuck's.   . . '
The local lodge of Eagles met on
Tuesday night when the installation of
officers took place. The Coleman
team came down for the installation.
The officers elected were as follows.—
W. P.: F. Campbell; V. P., J P. Beynon; P. V. P. R. Jones; L, J. Rush ton'
Hon. sec, W. Toner, Treasurer John
Ooakley; W. C: W. Savage; G; F.
Wheatcroft. "
Big crowds were seen going to have
their photos taken ataHammond's photo car on the east end.
Rumor says that there is a movement
on foot to build a new town hall between the hotel and the Trites-Wood
store.      '
Ed, Stacey surprised the boys when
he dropped in from Seattle. Every
one thought he was in the' hospital
down there. He states he only went
down to buy a suit of .clothes.
The Molly Canucks orchestra ,are
now open for engagements; for terms
apply to Ll Hung Chung, conductor.
A great horse is Johnny; if you don't
believe it ask Scotty or Mast.
Mrs. Charles Slmister of Fernie was
visiting her old friends in Michel during .the. week. * '     -
Look out for the football match on
Saturday.    Chambers    and  McQueeno,
Jate_o_f_Ho_sme_r_Lare._gol.ng_tp_WTear tl-_g.
Michel shirts. -
Mrs. J. Worthington and children
are here from Carbonado on a visit to
her parents. '
It. W. Woods of Fernie was in town
'on Sunday on a business trip.
Tho football ■ commltteo meets next
Sunday to arrange the sports program
for May 24. '    ,
TbVmcmbers of the English church
are going to have a concert and dance
on, the 17th of May.
C. Bj Staples of Cranbrook was
here on Monday.
Dan James of Coleman was hero on
Thursday.
Tho I. C. school had a grand smoker
on.Thursday night. Each of tho stu-
donts prosont was presented with a vory
nice pocket book,
R, P. Williams of,Rossland, registered at the Michel hotel Qn Monday,
" Tho: Molly  Canucks aro  willing    to
tako a team to Now Mlchol and bowl
any othor team In town.
K. II. Hall of Seattle was In town
on Tuesday on a business trip,,
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General Merchants .
The   Store   of  Good Values
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Fernie, B.C.
F. G. WHITE
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and hist received the
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stock   of fishing tnckle,   the new kind with afllninity
adjustment—bound to bite—can't drop oil.   Some
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SPECIALS IN WATCHES
You cannot get better prices anywhere
21 jewel A. C. Liplwrdt movement
nlcklo  case  15.00
LADIES
10 year gold filled caso nnd movement  ■    8-30
25 year gold tilled caso and movo-'
mont  11.00
25 year gold filled case and 17 jewel movement ."  17.00
We guarantee nil of these movements to bo . first class and if not
.       satisfactory will change them
A. C. LIPHARDT, Jeweler
Our April Watch Sale.
GENTS
7 jewelled Watltham, 20 year gold
■ - lllled case § 7 .25
15 jewelled Waltham,   20   yoar
gold  filled caso 8.25
17 jowcllcd Waltham, 20 year gold
fllledcase :. 10.00
21 jowcl A. C. Liphardt movement
20 year caso  18.50
and-what appeared in our pages   re-
lating thereto.     We*beg to say that
in the absence of our editor the Elko
correspondence was never read, edit-
crially, and we were unaware of the
offensive lines or we would not have
permitted their publication,. as we
have no reason or wish whatever, to
criticize justice as administered by
Judge Wilson. At tiie same time we
will always maintain the right of Britons to free speech, also free criticism
whenever occasion requires such',
CRESTON
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MrB. W. 8, Stanley nnd friend MIhh
Kfttliorlno Cody nro visiting Mm, "<*. II.
Stanley,
Mr, Vlolilmnn, who wiih horn lunt
Hummi'v tnlclui*, view** for. tho Kootcimy
UIvcm* lnnd compnny, wrltoH Hint lio
will lio nt tlio Hunt tit* Knlr nil noxt
humnun', whom lie will lmvo ciinrao of
lho K|M)l(iino I"nIllicitv worlc fov Hid
Clwnnlior ol' Coininoix'o,
Hoiiip of our youiiK jionplo -•iijnyoi]
llii'lr rii'Ht l-outlinf mi llio )nl(i> UiIh
woolc.
Mm. W. II. (li'lffltli wiih In 1-Vrnlo
on  IjiihIik'hn Monday nnd Tiiexihiy,
Mi'H. 11, \\', Hurl Iiiih Ium-ii III for hcv-
«inl liny*, with an utincK of liiaito limn*
ohltlH, hut  lw now nliln  to \m nt-numl,
Mr. .1. A. Toriiioy lotuiiit.'il lo liln
11 om ii In HpoldiiH' (in it a coii'iilo of
woolen jitny In. Ivootonln.
Mi'H.     ,10H    lldHH    Will     a'lltl'l'llllu III
wlilHt noxt W'-ilii.'H'lny iiftnriifion In
honor of hor friend, MIhh AkIiiIowii.
Mr, nml Mih, lUKlmin mid Hon K ran It
culled on Jlfiynt-H fi'leiulM un -Sunday,
Mr. .Im- Oli-nii-:-:* wriil tn Tcnili- on
hiiHlnoHH Monthly.
Tlio Adolph l.iimlior company nro
Iilannlpfr to •,-rilat''* thc-lr more.
IMPERIAL CHANGES HANDS
Tho nizs-uto Dros, lmvo bought tlio
Imperial hotel (mm tlio former proprietors. Mr. \1. Tti'.ruto io woll known
around Um city m bit iiiiino uu'uaii-
teoB a Rood pnlronngo. Ito stntod to
ono of onr ruporlnrn Hint hu IiUhikIm
to tako poiRCBHlon of tho hotel on tho
first of May nnd nlso Intends to start
coimtructlon of the now hotel Immediately.
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ic     AND TOBACCO PLAINS
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W, C. I.caooy, tho clilof of polico, Ih
nui'Blntr n wovoro case of la grlppo,
A ten acre lot on tho old Mott ranch
wnn sold Monday mornlnff to Mr. Downing of Hiiro'cn, Montana, for ? 1000,
Wo noticed In tlio Pernio Froo Pi'ohh
that tho odltor of this 13raor.y Ron waH
away at tho count; wo worn confident
of tho fact whon wo. read our notes
Rvcn tho hrlifhtni'HH of Kllco HiniHliIno
woh somewhat dimmed to the baseball
boys whon tho Fornio banlcoi'H failed
to como lout Sunday and play tlio Klko
UK'itnlnffH,
Mr, OoorKo Hanbury of Hraiiilgn,
Man,, Ih vIhIUiii*, with Mr, C. K, Ayro
at tho North Htar mill hero,
Tho HweotriHt iiuihIo hoard In Klko I'or
a Iouk llnui Ih tho North Star mill wliln-
tlo.    ■
Hor! WhlitiHtoi' mid » party of Hliiirp
Hhootoi'H worn vIhIIoch to lOIUn Sunday,
ilrlvlniT out (o I.oiik l'riili'lii ami Black
Tall mountain,
Mr. Moon of I'lU'iilt' wiih nlialdiiK
linmlH wltli old fi'lon'ilii In Mlko thin
wook,
Tint ICoolmifiy liiillmiM t't'lurn Irom
lho MIkhIoii t Ii Im woolc to their I'i'Hurvi)
on Tobacco 1'IiiIiih,
,lnlt<> Arnold nf fliiti-wny Im limltlittf
uvor l-Hkii with a vlow or piirohnHliiK.
If yon wnnt to know Hm intn vn lm*
of money kh borrow iintnn,
I*.IKlity awn of tho bont  I'nill  lnnd
III   KoilNVlllC    III   111*   I'llt   MP   llllll   Ti     lll'l'll
trnolH nnd noli!,     Thoro Ih iui liotior location   Ih  miiiiIIi  cunt   Knnli'liay, t rlH'lil.
In  the contro of tho  111k Hod      Apple
a. .■.:■..'.■.j.      •
Anil noon I'll lmvo nn orHinril
A blooming llko tho roxo
For HoomvIIIo Ih the IYi-iR-ph placo
Whoro tho Wi? Hod Applo htowh.
Tho society editor of tho Fornio
Honrohlliflit protOHtu Iicciuiho a ynuuK.
lady lm wan outliiM* lunch with In Klko
.t-i.i-ii*i.;* Mstiticiifii in-t tioaii 10.111 liti
urntiroUn.
Mr. nnd Mm, Dr, Gladwin wero In
l.lkn Runday. Mm, Qladwln returned
in fiorhln on Monday and tlm dooto**
wont wonl to Vancouver,
Dr. Hull wan In Klko thi* wook In*
t-ipi-'CitnR* Homo Hnoivlllo tlioroiiKhhrcilR,
Tlioy vrlll lm uncd on tin- Crowt. Ni-.sl
Coal Co, pine trail* thin -riimmor,
Cllon r'nmpli/tll lit hnrtt In Klko mill n
renlil-fnt of tho N'orlh Hiar park.
Our i.. oii* on lini* bevn Mliod I»tho
fact that In the Klko {-orrospondence
prlntod In our IftHt wockly edition
thero In nn nlluBlon to the "Dean trlul"
Creston says nothing but saws wool'
The country is flooded with literature
recording British Columbia fruit londu,
Districts all ovor tho length and the
breadth of tho provlnco aro .extolled to
the" sides by real estate llrms who
spread broadcast pamphlets and booklets beautifully Illustrated, explaining
tho advantages of. tho particular locality ln which thoy are Interested, Creston has not boen ndvertlsod, • It Is not
owned by a real estate firm or any
number of roal OHtate firms*. Tt ha1-*
not boon cornered. Hut It Is being cleared. Thoro was a representative horo
lust wook of some of lho officials of the
Great Northern Railway compnny sent
specially to look over tho fruit lands
of HrltlHh Columbia for tliolr privato
Investment purposes, and boforo ho
loft ho stated that although ho had
boon from oon ond of HrltlHh Columbia
to anothor ho hail never soon ho much
or ho healthy signs of progress ns ho
saw horo, and that ho would report accordingly.
I'ooplo who know havo quietly soU-
lod on tho land and Improved tliolr
holdings with tho Intention of staying
horo bocauso they know how good It Is
and what thore Ih In ll,
Tlio slrllco HiUialltui In lho Crown
NohI T'asH doos nol affool uh bill 11
IntorostH uh, and Iiiih our sympathy,
With uh the laboring mnn works for a
fow months Htcadlly and thon guts Itchy
■foot and wimdcrH off to pnrtH unknown,
hut he finally rotuniH to his Mecca,
and wo oan ci'iunt on his rcappoai'tiiici'
In about throo months, Any ono who
him huon hero for any length of tlmo
ahvayn pin iih to make (IiIh IiIh homo.
Tho loonl mnrkot In llio Crows N'csi
I'iihm will make our hull growers hern
rich ntul In n year nr ho wc will    be
shipping I'lillt by the nil'; lnnd In tlin
conl towns. Of coui'sc wo expect the
conl towns to priifvri'iii I'iimit Hum our
illHtrlet because we nlo limited lo i!n or
10 tlniuHiiiul liens. What wc have In
gunil, very gnnil and In a fow yours
every iicro of ll will be under uulilval*
Ion, ''There nro uiH'iiltlvaleil Hindu in
be hnd at a iiimleraif price, Which will
repay InvcHtlgiillnn nnd puroliiiKo, In
the district there lire throe shIioiiIh and
four chuiT'liui. and lliu gnvcriiuii'iit Is
building a graded school thin summer,
V. o nave kooiI ioail« nun u waler hy*.
Iim liei'ldci' the niiinviil c-ri'i-k" mid
springs, At tho Hpoknnn applo Hhow
Iiihi wlntor wo took 11 prlstes, mostly
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Eastertide Luxuries
Comprising the very best and •
purest in food products that
the grocery fruit and confectionery trade can supply, are
to be liad in the utmost profusion. Whether you have
only a little family feast, or
an elaborate banquet to cele-
'brate Easter, it will be greatly to your interest, as well as
convenience to see our stock
and examine our goods, and
prices .as both are sure to in-,
terest you. There's a. reason
why you can always depend
on getting the best value for.
your money at
THE   FAIR
FERNIE'S   BUSY   CASH   STORE
G. L. TASCHERAU, MANAGER
*      UP TO DATE
Moving
Show
Programme   Changed
Three Times a Week,
Monday,   Wednesday
and Friday
All the Lr-atest
Illustrated
'     Songs
DO NOT MISS THKM
Admission 10, 15 and 25 cents
Phone 17
Goods Delivered Free
T.   B.   STRUTHERS,  PROP.
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purchnHo from ,11 in from animal colloci-
oiK IhrouKhoiii thu ,Siat<..H, .Mm wiih
valued at $120p, Tho hlilo Ih now hu-
ln« mounted In a nnliiral urncl attltudo
and It will hi- on oxhlbltlon In iho hotol  office,
Owll'if lu Din |ii|iho nf bii-slncHH due
to thn iiilncrH' Hlrlko, Iho.C, I1, It, hnvo
handed miiiiy of their omplnyocN hen,
the Invllntlnu to t-ciiiuve iIh'iiihcIwh
Iriiiii the coinpiuiy'H |uiy lull.
AiillolpatlnH1 the liu'ieiiHi- of iiiuihIcih
ifucNiM lho coinlnijf h'-'iihiiii, Andy (Juoil
Ih hUlldlllK on imiie.y In thi' Hllllllllll
llolel. The hillldlilK When cuin|ile|i:il
will contain **<) HleepliiK i'iiiuiih, office
niul Hmnldii,-' i,nun.
Mr, (liiuil will iiIho IlllVe II cullcyllmi
of cninl'iilliiblc [iiui HpliclmiH lentil elected Id HUtlm'y IhiiHO who iIchIi'h In ell-
joy t.<a iii pi ii if lifo In the ItnckliiK,
ONE MORE SOUEEZE
PlllHhurK, April 21—It wim ntnlod In.
day tlmt tho $10,000,000 hond Ihhiki re-
"tZbTrril heiTZ'tadaoVSont in-   ^^ ,l,ltl'01'lzc" ^ <^.H'»I»..l»Hn Hon
ciiiiiu of 11000 a yenr, and many ncren
nro  devoted  tn  nvrnwberrv  rulinr**.
Cre/ainn In nl mi tlm outflttlnh' point
for tlio froo milling Kohl dlHtrlct on
Hummlt Crook and Hlmcp Crc«k but
thin will ho moro fully dealt with lator
on.
Easter Hats
A splendid display of Ladies' Heady to
woni" hats    $3.50
Ladies' Dress Hats trimmed willi
Wings, cliill'on, Flowers ami Foliage
A splendid assortment to choose from
both largo and small at a reasonable
pHco ,	
Also a display of Children' Mais that
cannot bo ofpiallod; from	
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My millinery consists of a grado of goods bought
with tlie greatest of euro and nt low prices aud
will appeal strongest to Hie careful buyer,
Customers nolo niy stylos are exclusive.
No Two Hats Sold Alike
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I Rhubarb Roots
FOR SALE NOW
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CONSTRUCTION CO.
C0NTRACT0HS  &   BUILDERS
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School-*, ami lii-avy wiul, a
speeiiilly
P.O. BOX 153 FERNIE B.C.
A«enl« fur ICiIiiihiiIiiIi I'l'i'aai'il Uriel.
iuul    Itunl     I'.ilnl    ('..niiiinii    niul
I'rciaa.i.i   Uriel;.       r.itm.iii.a   fn-..
lll-licil free
0*4»-**0«a>*4»-44»«-«»0*44l
CROW'9 NEST
,\ni!v Omul, r>r»r>il''l'"' «F tin* Summit
hotel nt Crow'** Ntfl, 11. C.„ Iiiih mif.
forod tho lm.»i thrmiKli dr-ntli.of li.i
munNtrr linliv henr "Jim." Jim wnr.
thn lnrffem Imtiy lunr In cnpilvltv I'l
thi, Hiicky ilmioti.lii:' country. And Mr.
Oood  Inn* hfiil  I'liimiTiitm nvi rlured    ol
mid Steel rotnimny would ho uilli/od In
Mio  oonotHtclliiii   nf  ii   mm'   tiVint      tn
cciHt Hiiywhei'ii from ten tn fifteen millions, nt YoiitiKKtown, Ohio, whero lliu
.-nrniiAiiy nlreiuly Iiiih a Iiii'ko phinl.
Tho. now plant will ho for the mnnu*
fnnturo nf IuIioh which hnvo not horo.
loforo hoon mnde hy tho Republic Co,
lleieiofnrt* the Kopiitilic Iiiih hnd n
rotitrnof for the nnlfl nf nfi.onfl lon« of
Hllh'iH nnd Kkelp nrinunlly io YoiinKH-
lown Sheet, and Tulie Cotnpnny. Tlm
latter hat crerted lis own plnn'. nnd
Die former finds Itself without n mnr*
ket for thin clasn of luoiluci,
Conciliation Board
For Greenwood
OTTA\VA,|Api'll i'l—Thu Mlnlsferof
Lnbor Iihb nppoinled u honrd of eon*
clllntloii nnd InvcHtlKiiiloji tmdi r tho
Latnlnux net to Impilro Into inntleiK
In dlHputo between tlio Mi'IHhIi Columbia C'oppor Co. nf (Jroerwond find Uh
mluccu. Cdwuid Ciuiilu uf Tomuui *.\!!1
reproHent the roinpnny nnd .Inlui Mn*
IiuiIh M.IM'. will nprcn'iit the iieti,
A elmlrniiin of Uu* hoard Is to lih
(lioaen.
PHOTOGRAPHY
IN ALL   IT'S   DRANCHES
ELITE   STUDIO
STONK  AND  UODDIS,   PROPS
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PAGE SIX
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,     B. C. APRIL 24 1909*
BOTH SIDES OF
THE SAME SHIELD
Figure   Out   the   Harmony Between
These Two Articles-A Great
Little World This .
THE INVADING HOST
(From the .Nicola Reporter)
They are invading Canadian territory, by hundreds and thousands every
week! Not the Fenians, nor the Flying
Rollers, but intelligent, active, clearheaded American settlors who mean
i '
business.
Wealth is pouring over the borders
Into Canada from the United   States
at the rate of nearly a million a weelt,
according to tho estimates' of those
who are In touch with the immigration
movement.    The influx is exceptionally large and the train service Is working overtime to handle the crowds.
Special setlers trains with large numbers of cars loaded with effects are
also betog operated.     It is estimated
that, between 75,000 and 100,000, Americans will come in this season, taking up between 20,000 and 25,000 homesteads.     At several points in Saskatchewan! and Alberta the rush has been
so great that the government has arranged to supply large furnished tents.
. No one but a rabid alarmist*   will
view    this "invasion"  as a menace.
History shows us that American   settlers make good Canadians. They like
our laws and our style; they like our
schools;  they like the   opportunities
afforded them, and they bring their
■ children up in this faith as lcyal Canadians.   . This is the class of imml,
grants that will help to make Canada
the greatest'of nations. We have had
enough experience with the scum of
Europe and Asia thank you. Hail the
American settler."
SAP'S RUNNING     * , .
(From the Western Clarion..)
nUndeFThe~ahovF"li^dingTna~withr
the appropriate date of April lst, the
Toronto Globe   forecasts the coming
t*of form 70000 to 100,000 land hungry
April Fools from the States.    It's a
safe bet that Inside of a year a good
many of these will be hungry in other
ways.
There Is plenty of land in 'our' broad
Dominion all right,' and. these moss-
backs can get it,, too—on the same
terms as the wage slaves get jobs, to
wit., that they shall toll and aw oat
their best and shall deliver up to the
capitalists all the product of their, toil
over and above their own bear cost of
living.
The Globe is, of course, rejoiced at
their advent, is, in fact, licking its
chops in anticipation of the toothsome
sugar that shall come t this sap. It
urges nil good Canadian citizens "tb
have on hand a good supply of kettles,
and buckets and spiles. "Common-
sense, it continues, "suggests that every man should do his.part to make
sure of his share of the sap. He owes
it to his country, his family, himself."
A*nd forthwith it proceeds to reinforce
precept with example by hastening to
secure its own share, of the sugar" in
advance, by offering to provide the
sugar hungry'horde with the aforesaid
spiles and buckets, and kettles In the
form of "Publicity."
Where is the sugar harvest to come
from? Why, from those seventy thov.s-,
and, odd sapheads who are escaping
from the "Land of the Free," expecting to find relief under "our glorious
Empire," by renewing their labors in
those sunny prairies and park like
pastures so feelingly described i'n the
immigration literature^ "Wealth is
pouring in over the border at the rate
of nearly a million a week," enthuses
the Globe's Winnipeg correspondent,
and he tells no lie. Those homely,
rough clad homeseekers are walking
repositories of wealth. They are of
that class from whom all blessings
flow. Concealed beneath their unattractive exteriors lie the well springs
of wealth. ' They are full of sap, they
liave but to be tapped.
Given the opportunity this horde
will settle upon thousands.df homesteads, and will wrestly mightily with
the prairie, sod and the willow roots,
a*nd will toil and beg and borrow and
scrimp and save and will eventually
bring"forthi"a'greater~harvest"than-has-
been and will dutifully deliver it into
the hands'of their masters: Tho hearts
of the Globe and its clients will , be
made glad, and ■ as they suck - their
lumps of sugar, they will occasionally
praiso the sinewy sons of toil for their
thrift and industry and delicately refrain from making any reference to
their monumental stupidity." .
WINDING UP THE
LITTLE BALL OF YARN
(Continued from page
3)
idckHoini
Dldn
you
make
lloinu
on
paR:e lfi?
No':
Eckstein:
Did
you
rocolvo
thoso
It-
OITIH?
No.
I.claHtoln*
Did
you
rocolvo
tho
Jar-
IIhIo Item?
Slinnloy:
1 did
and
turned
It ovor to
Lockhart.
KokHtoln
Toll
tho
court
how much
„was rocolvod from supiilloa durliiB tlio
months of AuruhI nnd So pi em ber out-
aide of tho Item of ,$250.
Shanloy •Ml'i.Oli,
Wllh ro«ard ot (ho Dolwon nnd Wll-
llnia'hiim account of $.183.50 HokHtnln
oslced him If ho knew whether It wns
a cho'iuo or not,
Shanloy snld that lm hcllovod It wns
n ilrnrt,    Shnnley snld, ho did not i?ol
U,     Ilo believed It went Into lho hunk.
|.*,eksteln: Po you know from wlml a
trial  hnlnnco  Is innde?
Shnnley: li Is mipiiosod lo he minlo
from  ihe ledger.
,1, H, l-awi'lo, sworn, snld he wns
nmnim'or or nijenl for Ihe Until, ol
Jlninilliiii, Ilo hnd heen united In e.o
ovor Hi" Imiilc books with Wllllium*
Lookharl's nudltor and soo If n cliniiMo
for $50 drawn upon relief fund, nnd ilo-
posited In Homo Hank nnd Honmlnjrty
sent lo iinnk of llninlllon on lho 1*!th,
and find nut whoso ohoi|iio II wus, l-'iw-
rlo said the "I'ltii was n Siindny, Tliem
wim no ohi'iiiio received on llio Ilth, 15
or Hllh. Hn snld Hutu wiih one rofirlv*
ed nn the fi, deposited In tho Ilnliiii IIH,
on the Ilth. In llio ensh book bo*
loliKlllK t» bllllk Well! I WO iihoi|lll'H for
. $.r,i),(ni, One foi .1. T, Ali'Miml'.'!* nm.
one fur W, .1, Hliiuili'll. Ho did not
think   ll   would   lie  one  of  these,
Miss Mnry Lamb, sworn,snld dinliii;
Inst Nepli'inber hIiu wum WotklllK for
llio relief committor..
KokHtoln i Did you rocolvo a liny
oheiiuo In that mouth?
She replied tlml sho rocolvod hor
first, pay ehi.*i|iio on Soptomher 11 Hi,
her month helnn up on  Hint duto.
...      ,    t a,*, ,  .,   ti'i\    ll.nl     fluvuifa1,
Minn Lnnih: Mr. Hhn'liley canhnil ll for
in«.
l.cksti'ln: Do you know why you Oliver took It to tho hank to ho cimli-
or! 7
Hho could nsslun no other remion
ii.ci'iit for Its beliiK out of hniil'lritr
lonirs
Crowr, oxnmlncd hy Tnylor: I nuj>-
poHf your chtiiiuo wnH sinned beforo yen
hud it?
MIhh I.nmli did nol know, but sho
hcllnvi'd It wiih.
Tnylor; Who wns In llm offlco nl tha
tlmo It wan cuahnri?
MIhh Lamb: Mr. \Vi*l,b Mel Mr. HUn-
ley,        :
Tnyl'ir.' Win  lln-re nnvon.* eice?
MInh Lamb: Nol tlmt I   r.memb.r«-iV
Tnylor: Who mud-* nut tho voucher?
I ciirtiioi vey wltetln-r It wim Mr.
Lockhnrt or Mr.   Woliti.
Tho oro*H exnmlniulon wm* continued
at leriKlb. It hcliiK mnlntnlnod by tlm
dofonnii that It waa t.-ockhurt who had
can bed Ui« chu*|uv. uii.iV t.i,v UliitnUy.
which ah* admUtded to Mr.1 Klalwr the
pnivWiua Friday.
, Miss Lamb stoutly maintained that
lt was Shanloy who had cashed it for
her.
. Miss Lamb stoutly maintained that
lt was Shanley who cashed tbe cheque,
Counsel asked hor If Webb-lmd asked
hor to swear that lt was Shanloy who
cashed the cheque, but ho denied emphatically that ho had dono so. She
had beon several times to Wobb's house
and "they had discussed tho enso ln a
casual way.
Mn, Kcksteln ro-oxamtnod her for
the prosecution, and asked hor If sho
romemhp'rod havlnfj a conversation with
him, Eckstein, In - tho post office on
tho Friday referred to,
Sho ropliod yes.
It was a fow minutes aftor Mr. Fisher nnd Mr. Lockhart saw hor, nnd sho
had told him then that lt. was Shanley
that cashed tho cho'iuo, Sho was positive nbout this,
I'L V. Anibrny, sworn, said he was
lho present secretory of tho Itollof fund
commltteo, Ho took office on lho Hllh
of March In succtsslon to Mr, Slinuloy.
Ah Hooretary ho hnd ciiHtody of lho
files with tho exception of the ones In
court, He was nsked to produce uov*
oral Irlnl Imlnuon sheets that, ho found
upon files with tho exception of those
in court. lie produced Hovornl trial
hiilniu'o sheetH whleh wero pinned to-
Kelher and  iiinrkeil  exhibit   57.
UroHR examined: AhUoiI If he hnd taken over Shnnloy's books, ho replied no
that   limy were  not   biilnneed,
Asked how loni,* ho hnd boen 111 Hint
position  ho  replied  since  tlm mo mini?
of the 17th Mnrch,
Tnylor:  Hum Slinuloy  produced    any
hooks  with   l'l'K.'H'il   tu  llio Hllle Of  supplies,
Ainbrey: IJinve, but Shnnley said ho
never snw thom,
'PitylorilliiH Shanloy said anything lo
you nbout n Hiippluiimulnry omili hunk-
Ainbrey: Ilo hns nol, nor hnvo I hcoii
iinythliiK of   the  book,
ThlH flu'shi'd the riisn for the Clown,
The  defeilHO next   preNeliloil   Its  t'OHe,
,1, H, WilllnniH wus sworn nnd hiHiI
in wuh lho auilltor omployod by tho
di'l'iiiKc I'or llm purpium of checkliiK up
Iho hookH und neoouiitH ami hn had
spent flvo or six days at tho books, Iln
had Klv'eu Mpeclii) intention to the
ensh bonk; ho found upon oxiuiilnnltun
Hint l.oekhiirt could no! hnvo taken
tlie taon, nud this wan a mathemiitle'tl
n,|-l*llnli' ,flov  fnlni'  tbrnoi'li  fl   Inl
of flKures nnd mIiowIiik on n slip how
i'ii: ill llVri. lit lii'fi i .li'i.ui.lClul,,i i'n: i,l*i-
ed the iif'St I.oi'lchiirl eoulil have taken
wiih f'flO,**'), and HiIh wiih tlm amount
thnt was probably turnid ovor to Wold.
ho that thu wholu of llm $900 wiih nc-
countim! for.
iii        if,.   ..'.     ia.al,  **a-..     »".'  .a..'.*      .... ..
expliiln that Lockhart had accounted
for the ICiOO. KckHtoln put him afior
this thrntiKh an arduous crow, oxamln-
ntion, Ho elicited tho Information from
him that hn wna not a chartered no-
countant, but lm hnd had experience iih
on nccoimtimt for nbout thirloon your*.
IU: had on off'**'* In Cutanry fip-cMM'*
devoted to ncrnunilnir. Hokr.tHii went
.lirouir.i rnnny fltvfurea tn provo ihnt
t-ooU!i«rl took thi* 1*100, and PonitUPti-d
a very skilful croaa irxamlnatlon nt
Ko-ai lfriKth.
II. o. Lookhar! next aworn aald Om
boaik iintalui-«*i| wftf Ida ca»h tmok, Ilo
cnlnreil upon hi* ilutles about lho liml
uf AuRuat but lm waa n«i actually op*
imliU'd until tthoui* eh-* 1<)tb. A*)tei)
It ther** w«r* any rnoiilti camt Into
Tornlo on tho tnd ot Aumiat,   h<* tab!
there was a matter of about $500 came
In from Spokane, but It was turned over to Lawrle Immediately. After.that
$500 there was no money' came In for
several days. A cheque for $1000
from Lethbridge came In'before'August
10th. After the 10th the money began
to come in.   •
Taylor: For the first few "days In
August how were you fixed for books?
He did not have any. He had a few
slips of paper in the ,Coal Company office to start with. He had a shed for
an office on-the school ground to start
with. After that he got into a tent,
and after that go into a temporary
building 10 x 12. Into this small build-
ding were crowded himself, city clerk,
city engineer, two stenographers'' and
the city police generally. After being through with tliese.quarters about
the 3rd of September,-they started to
move into the building which the Relief committee liave now. They got
settled there about September 5th. Under the conditions named he had lo
carry on business and handle monoy.
Asked when he first got books he said
he could not tell, but he had no books
in the tent, neither had he any in the
10 x 12 place for some length of
time. Boulton and himself could not
do anything .In the small building on
account of tho overcrowding. In reply
to question he stated that Boulton and
himself had been appointed to go round
and get a list bf those requiring relief
lumber, etc.,, and nil ho had for his
books then were slips of paper. Asked
where the slips were now he could not
say If they were all over at the relief
office now.
When did you first get an opportunity of writing up cash book? ■ ,,
Lockhart: Some time after moving
into tbe present .building, which was
some time after September 5th. . In
reply to question he said it entailed
considerable amount of work to make
up "cash at any time. Lockhart said
If a person made up a, deposit slip ln
a day he would do fairly well with the
lots of people calling and with the Interruptions.                                        \
Taylor: Amongst the various items
is an error of $900.
Lockhart: If I wanted money'I would
not enter It'In Buch large figures as
that. ' I should say It would show a
lack of brains.
Amongst other amounts he  received
a   communication  from   Mr.   Cameron,
mayor of'Calgary, stating, that reclpts
on  hand  amounted  to   $3600   or  $3700,
which,   allowing      for  local   expenses,
would leave about $3500, and he would
be   pleased k to   accept   draft   for   that
amount. ■   It was upon the strength of
this   communication- that   entry      was
made in cash book.    In the meantime
he received ' another      communication
from the mayor of Calgary stating that
he had made a mistake of $900, and the
amount of  the subscription  was'     not
likely to be over $2600 or $2700, leaving a small amount for local accounts
to be paid. '   He enclosed a cheque for
$2600:      He had entered up  $3500  on
the  books.      He called  it  $2600    and
took deposit slip $2600 and, struck out
$3500,  Instead of putting through    an
adjusting entry of $900 on'the      othor
side of cash book, which would    have
squared the matter,     He admitted that
the  adjusting  Item   had  not  been   put
through.,-in   his   time.       The   Calgary
draft was marked returned by bank on
2nd September, it went through Sept.
25th,   and   the   adjusting   Item   should
Trave~be~en~put~through_by""W''ebb~at-tbe"
end of the month.
Taylor: Up to what page was-written
ln when you turned over the books to
Webb?
Lockhar.t: I believe lt was page 17
In cash book when I turned over to
Webb.
Lockhart stated that Webb worked
as general assistant In his office before being appointed secretary, Shanley
was also thero ln connoctlon with the
sale of supplies.
Asked If Shanley kept any books ho
replied that he did. There wero sup
ply books kept and also a' supplementary cash book, It was a small, cheap
cash book of a red color with a cheap
binding, It was supposed to bo a
record of ItemB of cosh received for
salo of supplies', sale of tools, deductions from men's salary. Tho book
was kept jointly by Shnnley and Webb
he believed. '■ Ho could swear positively that .Webb's handwriting appeared
ln It, but ho could not swear as to
Shanley's. , Ho had to check up tho
book somotlmes In connection with tho
money ho received, " Lockhart could
not describe tho other books In connection with tho supplies,
Tnylor: Did you seo theso, hooks In
your examination of tho rollof offlco
or In tho court room. Lockhart said
he had not soon them. Ilo read
McDInrmld'H roport and was very
much surprised to road that ho could
not chock up,tho Hiipplles received nnd
sold, and ho' spoke to Shanloy about
this ln tho I-'ernlo hotol about tho 10th
of Mnrch.
Ilo nsked Shnnley whero thoy wero,
,and why It wiih'that McDIarmid hnd
never seen >thotn.
Slinnloy Haiti "Oh, thoy nro down
thero whom thoy havo been. McDInrmld never nsked mo for them nnd I
wiih not koIhk down Into tho hack
room nnd din tliem up I'or him, Ho
hoard Shnnley's ovldeneo In tho court
but It was not tiuo,
Ou nnollinr I lino when Williams and
l.nnkhnrt went In tho relief offlco to
hunt up snmo wish hookH, they wont
through tho plane hut could not find
any hooka. On coining back he said
tn Hluinluy: Shun, whero nro tlio hooks'.'
Ilo roplledi 1 don't know, nak Unit.
OnennliiK Wobh)'ho will Know wniro
Ihey lire,
l.noklKirt replli'd: Vo i l.ild mo th *
othor dny when McDIiirmlil wns thtu'o
liuil Ihey wen* over In tho relief offlco.
Ilo snld: If llmro nro nny hookH, Hob
will know where Ihey ore, but for my-
Hnir I don't roiiwinbor huvlnif neon
nny,
Taylor; Whut wiih dono nm night you
pnsseil  the ci\nli over tn Webb?
l.o.-kliiiri! Webb, Uoullon nnd myself wero present. I mado out a stnto*
iiient nnd tlckeil off from tho deposit
slips. Ilo rniule out 2 columns, One
column eonslHted of hiippIIon nnd siiti*
drloH received from tho Hale of nuppIIoh
nnd tlm column totalled up. I set another column conHiatlriM- of chuquoN,
.J.-u/'a, .-■■,./.'.< y vi Any. di'h. I j'Ut the
denomlnntlonii nf tho varlouH hlllH down
and totalled up tho two column*; vor*
Ioiih umouiiU wero jtut down and this
mndo tlm balnnco aliuot. Mr. lloulton
counted tlio money nnd checked hIIiih.
*,...     i,V'i i.   |i,»n   fnr.V   ehnri*v.  of If   nnd
ho did not count It then to tho heat of
my ri't-ollpctlnn, Wobb pullod out a
drawer whoro lm -kopt money durlnif
thn day anil put It In thero, Thla wna
tlm Inat I m.w of tl. Wobh aaked nm
what noroiinia ahould bo put In ledtter
and 1 told lilm.     Tho balnnco »he«t
Taylor: You saw that Webb deposited $1. $5 and 40c*'in silver, with others
making $63.40, and he had $15.03 in
hand. t '   .       . '
Lockhart: This.was not the amounf
of cash by no manner or means, nor
were the cheques the full number of
cheques, or not the same. v
Taylor:.You heard hirii say that.he
deposited everything that he got from
you.'     , *   '*• ■"'
Lockhart: That is not so.
. (Continued next week)
THE  WEST  FEHXIE   PRIDE
Men should
look for this
Tag   o ni
_ Chewing
Tobacco.   It
guaranteesthehigh<juaEty of
4T&
Black Watch
The Big Black Ping.
2*272
DR. WRIGLESWORTH,  D. D. S.
; DENTIST.. ,
Now doing business at the Johnson-
Faulkner Block. . Office hours 9-12.30
1.30-6.   ,
"ernie
B. C.
One' of the 'certain indications of
spring is the awakening of the. soul of
the spring poet. Spasm 1: r \
There's one small spot in the .British
land, that will always be dear to
me,   ■   , •
It's a little lot on a sunny hill in the
west part of Fernie, B.   C.
This lot is sheltered on the north and
west by mountains tall and grand
The east and south are bordered by a
pleasant valley land.
Trees and  stumps,'that decked    the
ground have all been cleared away
By   days and days of labor, but from
now on 'twill be play.
For when you're,.-passing to and fro,
you will be surprised to see
Growing  where' those  stumps  stood,
some thrifty apple trees.
When the April clouds break over and
'   send their welcome showers down
The beauty of my orchard flowers will
be the talk of all the town.
And their fragrant perfumes will blend
the air so sweet
And be wafted by the west winds.down
through all of Fernie's streets.
Strangers coming into town will be
surprised to know
That apple'trees when planted will in
Fernie ever grow.'
And some will be so anxious to buy
my orchard land
For   the winters . here are pleasant,
and the summers are so grand.
When the long, bright sunshine days
-   of.June.are on the wing,
I'll be strolling through my orchard
just as-proud as any king,
And you'll hear my voice re-echo
through this mountain air so free,
As I sing that well known song: Under the shade of the old apple
tree.
Soon, oh soon July and August will go
' flying swiftly by, '
And the apple harvest season in   its
splendor will be night,
Ah,''tis then twill keep me hustling
from early morn till night      V)
But the picking of the apples will he
a .sure delight.
When you're * out a shopping on Fer-
mie's busy street,
You will he surprised at the rosy apples that your wandering: eyes
will meet,
Through the windows if you'll notice
,you can' look to any side,
The leaders among the apples are the
"'    ..West"Fernie "Pride.
Canadian Pacific Ry.
Are you contemplating a trip to
The., Orient ..
W. R. Ross K.C.     J.S.T. Alexander.
ROSS & ALEXANDER
Barristers and Solicitors.
Fernie, B. C.
Canada.
Honolulu
Australia
New Zealand
Are you contemplating a trip to
CALIFORNIA
Or any Pacific Coast Point?   ■*
Or is it a trip to
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.FERNIE,  B. C.
F. C. Lawe
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LAWE & FISHER
ATTORNEYS
Fernie, B. C,
DR. J. BARBER, DENTIST
Office Henderson Block, Fernie B.C.
Hours 9 to l; 2 to 5; 6 to 8.
Residence 21 Victoria Ave.
THE FERNIE
LUMBER CO.
,   A.' McDougall, Mgr.
ii ■-'**,
Manufacturers of and Deal-
, ers in all kinds of Rough
and Dressed Lumber
Send us your orders
E. A. Kummer
L. O. Kummer
W. A. CONNELL
Pioneer Builder and Contractor of
-      7       Fernie
ESTIMATES FURNISHED
WHO SAID  FIRS?
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Estimates Furnished
FIBRE PLASTER KEPT IN STOCK
Vou will Know them by their color,
you will.know them.by their size,
(lo north,'' go south, go where you
■ will, from east to farthest west,
Twill be the same, same story,. Fer-
'i     nie apples,are the best;
tlo to the .rich man's dwelling where
luxury does reside,
3 te always uses apples and they're the'
West Fernie Pride,
tio to the poor man's humble cottage,
where poverty doth reign,'
You'll find that when he uses apples
it's the Fernie Pride again.
Vou can'travel o'er'the continent either walk or ride
Hut wherever there aro apples you'll
find the Fernio Pride.
There'll be „so many orders from near
and foreign lands
Jn fact it will keep me pondering to
supply the demands
NOTICK
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
(30) days after, date I Intend to apply
to the Hon. Chief Commissioner > of
Lands and Works lor a license to prospect for coal and petroleum on the
following' described lands, situate ln
South East Kootenay, British Columbia, Block '4593, commencing at a post
planted at or near 2 mile east of the
30 mile'post of the present C. P. R.
surveyed line and being the north east
corner df W. J. Pearson's claim;
thence running south 80 chains: thence
running west SO chains; thence running north 80 chains;, thence running
east 80 chains to the point of commencement making 640 acres more or
less. ■ "      '   '
Located this 7th.day of April, 1909.
^—-N-ATHANIEb-BA-BCOOKr-:A gent
W.   J.  PEARSON, LOCATOR..
W  did.
We are firing away at the
old business ■*
CREE & MOFFATT
FOR SALE CHEAP
KENNEDY & MANGAN
Lumber  Dealer
All kinds of rough and dressed lumber
Victoria. Ave.
North Fernie
M. A. Kastner
NOTICE
*' NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
(30) days after date I intend to apply H
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 iho
29 mile poBt of the present C. P. It.
surveyed line, and being the north-
*west corner of W, H. Darby's claim,
and marked tho north wost cornor of
W, H, Darby's claim; thenco running
cast 80 chains; thenco running south
80 chains;, thenco running west SO
chains; thenco. running north 80. chains
to tho point of commencement, making 640 acres moro "or less'
Located this 7th day ot April, 1903.
NATHANIEL BABCOCK, Accent
W. H. DARBY, Locator	
160 acres of land for sale
7 miles from Pincher Creek,
. Alta. 50 acres cultivated,
"resTall level.    FirsOlass"
buildings, good water,.land
free of stones.
Apply at
The Ledger Office
NOTICE
NOTICE Is horoby given that thirty
(30) daj'H after dato I Intend to apply
to tlio lion, Clilof Commissioner of
Lands and Works for n'liconso to prospect for conl and potroloum on the
followliiK doBa-rlhod lands, situate In
.South EnHt Kootonay, British Columbia, Block 4593 commencing at a post
planted at or noar 3 Milo cast of tho 20
mile post of the present C. T, H, surveyed lino and being tho south west
cornor of Mi'H, M. O, Dnrhy's clnlm,
nnd mnrkod Iho notith wPHt corner of
Mrs. M. O, DnrUy's claim, thonco running wiHt SO chains, thenco running
north 80 chnliiH; thenco running wont
RO clinlns; thonce running Houth 80
chains in tho point of cnminoneomciii,
innl-liiir 0-10 ncrcn moro or loss,
Located tills 7th day of April, 1909.
NATJIANIFX U.snCOCK, A Kent
Mi'H.  M.   O.   DAUBY,  Locator,
Secretaries of Local Unions
DISTRICT 18 U. M. W. OF A.
Fire, Life, Plate Glass
NOTICB (
NOTICE Is horoby given that thirty
(30) days after (Into I Intend to apply
tn lho Hon, Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a license to proH-
poct for conl and potrtiloum on thn
following described lands*, situate "In
South Eimt Kootenay, British Columbia, Block 4 50:1, commencing al a post
planted nt or nonr 1 mile onm of 29
mile ppst or tho present C. P. It. surveyed lino nnd being tlio 'northwest
corner of Mrs, Ella Ilnckloy's claim and
markod tho north west corner of Mrs,
Elln Ilnckloy's clnlm; thonco running
rnst RO chnlns; thenco running south
SO chnliiH; thonco running west 80
oIhiIiik; thonco riinnlnK north 80 chain*
to Iho point of oommoncomont, making
(140 ncroH moro or loss,
J.ocntod this 7th day of April, lUiiu,
NATHANIEL P, A I.COCK. Aivonl
MIIS. ELLA 11ACK1.EY Locator
NOTIOM
NOTICH Is horoby given llinl thirty
C10) (lays nftor ditto I Intend lo npply
to ilia Hon, Clilof CommlflHlnnor nf
T.nuilH nml WorkH fnr a IIcoiiho tn pnw-
poot fnr '-mil nnd potroloum nn tuo
following doHorlhcd lnnd**, wltiuito In
Hnuth MiiHt Knotonity, Hrltlnh Columbia,. Block 1593, comnu'iielng nt u jioHt
plnntod nl or nonr I milo onst nf 29
milo post of tho iiroHont C. P. ll. Mir-
vi-yt-il line nnd bolng Uio south wost
cornor of MIhh Lllllnn KhoI.wIk'h claim
nnd mnrltcil t»io''*-oiilli wost enrn**r of
MIhh Lllllmi K-iC.iwlK'H claim, thonoc
running onnt SO clinlm.; thonco running north M) chnlns; thenco running
wont KO chnliiH; thenco running south 80
••linlni** In (lm point of commoncomont,
riinklng (MO nerun mnro or Ions,
Locntnrt this "th dny of April, 1900,
NATHANIEL IIAP.COC.C   Agont
MlofJ   T.TLT.TAN   WPnTIWlO,
Locator,
NOTICI']
NOTICE Is hoivby given thnt thirty
(80) dnys nftor ilnlo 1 Inlond to npply
to lho Hon, Clilof CommlHHlonor of
LrmdM nnd Works for a llconso to pron-
poet for conl nnd potroloum on lho
following doHorlliod InnilH, Hltunlo In
Houth HiiHt Kontcwiy, .UrlllKli Coluin*
hin, Block .lfiB'1, commencing at n post
plnntod nt or nonr 1 milo onst of tho 211
milo post of thu prosont C, P, 11. hip1.
voyod lino nnd bolng tho Nouth wont
coiner of J. A. .'leher'n claim, nnd
mnrkot tho hoiiIIi wont cornor of ,T. A.
rinher'» clnlm, llienco running onm K0
clinlni)*, thonco running north 80 dialim;
thonco running wont RO chains; thonco
running south R0 ohnlnR to tho point
of coinmoncoeinnt mnklng 0*10 acros,
moro or \vet,
Located thlH 7lh day of April, lt>01.
NATHANll'l*- HAJ'OOCK. A«*nl
J.   A.   J*J.'"llft'l!. t.orntOT
BANKHEAD, No. 29: James Fiuher
BELLEVUE,'No,    431. Fred Chap-
pell.
canmore, park local..137ei —
jas. a. Mcdonald.
' COLEMAN, No. 2033: William Graham.
CARBONADO, No. 2688: Jamos Hewitt.
CARDIFF,  No., 2387:   d,  II.    Gibson,
DIAMOND CITY, No. 2587: Goorgo
Proscotl,
EDMONTON CITY, No, 2540: J. II.
Crowo,
'FERNIE, No. 2314: Thos. Dig*-.*-*
FRANK, No. 1263:  Walter   Wrlg-
loy.
H08MER, No.  2407:  J.  D.    Doth*
wicl.,
HILLCRE8T, No, 1085: Harry Coo-
por.
LETHBRIDGE,  No.     G74:   Charles
Peacock. v
LILLE, No. 1233: J. T. Griffith.
LUNDBRECK, No.    227C — J. »•
and Accident
Insurance
Property For Sale in
all parts ofthe
city
,        'i , .*,-i
Houses   Fpr
R   E   N   T
Agent
New Oliver Typewriter
Machine g-iven out on trial
No Charge ;■
Highest  Price   Paid   for
South African War Script
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mm!" otif f'lft. itlffht wnn the (mmo hni*
mice eheet txe the ono referred to hy
Wold, n* lout nnd would nhow tho do-
noinlfinilun Ot tho WIU nud lh" anmuiil
of currency turned ovor.
Tnylor: C«n you wty from rocolloct.
Inn htvw much wa* turned ov**** In cur*
r.-noy.
Ilo could not »Wfl(ir ■jioHtlvHy to Iho
ttmnunl. but II we* a titty Ut-k*- •rr.i>*a.*n'l
(f mill,! not hnvo l*M*t*>n Imi thnn 1*506.
nnd tt could hnvo run Wwrn IM» ana
1700.
NOTICI*]
NOTICI*. In horoby itlvon tint thirty
(.10) dnyi nftor date I Intonrt to apply
to tbo Iton, Ohlof CommUnlonor of
Lnndi* nnd Wnrhi tor n lloi-tH'o to -jinn-
poet for conl nnd putroleum on lho
followlnn: doHcrlhod lnndn, iltuate In
South .'hint ICootenny, llrltimi Colum-
hln. lllock .01)3 commonclnpt nt n..po*t
plnntod nt or near S mllfi emit of
tho 20 milo poit of the pronont C. r. Tt,
mirvoyod lino and bolnjr tho north edit
corner of H* M. Mooto'b claim, nnd
marked tho north rut cornor ot fi, M.
Muaiic'tt (.Ului. ihciicc runnlniT w**t «*)
elinlim; thenco runnlnir **outh M> rhiilnn.
thence rnnnlnjf e«ut 10 ctmlni; iheifiCa.
runrdriK m-rUi SO chalni -o »h* point
of commenc*ment, rnnVIn**** tit Heron,
moro or It**,
U«*\*4 Me 70. .Hy ot April. U0t>.
N^TIfANTIH. nAnCOCK. Au-ent
8. M. Moor*, lx)ci»ior.
notioi:
NOT1O10 l« horohy Klvon that thirty
(30) di.yn nftor dato I Intond to npply
4. ,     ,4 4-4       I...I... ..M f\f
lU    \li*i     iWa.i.,    v...*1-.        '-■<	
Lnndi nnd Work* for a llconio to pro*-
prct for conl and potroloum on tho
following- doHcrlhod Innd*, iltuate In
Houth Knit Kootonny, Urltlih Columbia, Tllock 4603 commonclnflf at n poit
plnntod nt or nenr S mile on»t of the
20 mile p<i»t of the prcient C. V. n.
aurveycvl Un« atxi hilnu **ho "oiifh mm
corner of V, C. Mooro'i claim, and
mnrkort the Houth ennt corner of 10, C,
Moon*** claim, thence runnlnir went
10 chalna: thence running; north U0
chain*; thence running *a»t 80 chalnii
thence running eoutli 40 chalm to the
point of commencement, makln-f «40
acrei more or lei*.
r.cicated thla 7th day of Apr... M»6».
jrAtrrANrwr. mwcocK, A/rent
U. C. MOOIIB, "Locator.
Smith.
MICHEL, No. .2334:  Charlos   Onr*
nor.
MAPLE LEAF, No. 2820: H, niiiko.
MERniTT LOCAL UNION NO 2027
—Charles Crooks, Bocrotnry.
MIDDLESBORO LOCAL UNION
ProBldont W. O. Ward, W. II. Drown
Hocrotnry.
METFORD, No, 2(98: John Currnn.
ROYAL COLUfcHifc*-*, *\xi. '.'»i>v.
liuymi, Von II-P, Lpthhrlflfjc.
ROCHE PERCEE (8»»lt) No. 2GT2:
Lnchlnn McQuarrlo.
• TABER, No. 102*. Joshua Oral**-;.
TABER, No. 10S8: Wm. Whito,
TAYLORTON, (Bulk,) No. 2648:—
LRChlan McQuarrie.
TAYLORTON, (flask.) No. 2B10:—
Jos. Twist.
TA8KER, N. D., No. 2883:— J. B.
Lansbbi'iy.
WOODPECKER, No. 2290: William
Lowe.
FOR   SALE
1 Bronze Gobbler and 3 Hens
3 White Holland Gobblers
Barred Rock and White Rock
Pullets
W.   P.   LAIDLAW
PINCHER CITY, ALTA.
>♦•*»♦♦*»♦ ♦•»»*»
In" Fernie  its
Hawthorne for
1 VI H M
Painting, Interior
Decorating
XMnett Rt. A fiillat Ave*,
ADVERTISE IN THE LEDOER
GRAVETT BROS.
mmm
DUAYINO TRANSPBIl
BjitfgngP tUl.vfttiil   Ut  any
part of tho city,
LEAVE ORDERS AT INGRAM'S
11
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,:% THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,    B. C. APRIL 24 1909
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He sighed, and his sigh puzzled her.
"Oh, well,", she cried, "at least you
know I'm Sophy Grouch, and iny father was as mean as the man who
opens your lodge gate."
The sky' had gone a blue black/ A
single star somberly announced -the
coining pageant.
"And his daughter! high as the hopes
that beckon .me to my.career!"
"You've a wonderful way of talking,"
smiled Sophy Grouch—simple Essex in
contact with Paris at that instant,
"You'll be my wife, Sophie?"   '
"I don't think Lady Meg will keep
me long.   Pharos is working hard, so
Marie Zerkovitch declares.    I should
bring you a dot of 2,500 francs!"
,. "Do you love me?"
The old question rang clear in the
still air. Who has not heard it of women or uttered it of men? . Often so
easy, sometimes so hard. When all is
right save one thing, or when all is
wrong save one thing, then it is hard
to answer and may have been hard to
ask. With Casimir there was no doubt
save the doubt of the answer. Sophy
stood poised on a hesitation. The present seemed perfect Only an unknown
future cried to her through the falling
night.
,  "I'll  win glory  for your he cried.
"The emperor will fight!"
"You're no emperor's man!*" she
mocked.
"Yes, while he means France. I'm
for anybody who means France." For
a moment serious, the. next he kisses
her hand merrily. "Or for anybody
who'll give me a wreath, a medal, a
toy to bring home to her Move."
"You're very fascinating,** Sophy confessed. .
It was not the word. Casimir fell
from his "exaltation. "Ifs not love,
that of yours," he said.
"No—I don't know. You might make
It love. Oh, how I talk beyond my
rights!"
"Beyond your rights? Impossible!
May I go on trying?**
He saw Sophy'B smile dimly through
the gloom. From lt he glanced to the
dying gleam of the white houses dropped among the trees, to the dnll mass
of tbe ancient home of history ond
kings. But back he came to tbe living, elusive, half seen smile.
■•Can you stop?" said Sophy.
He raised his hat from his bead and
stooped to kiss ber hand.
"Nor would nor could,", said he—"in
the warmth of life or the.cold hour of
— A~~±*- *.V ' , . -_	
ueauii —■ i—— -i	
"You're a pair of
quacks."
"No, nol If you die. It's gloriously 1"
The hour carried her aw;ny. - "Casimir,
i wish I were sure!"
The spirit of bis race filled his reply,
"You want to.be dull?"
, "No—I—I—I  want you to klsa my
check!"   '       ■ '
"May I salute the star?*
"But it's no promise 1"
' "It's better."
"My dear, Wra very fond of you."
"That's all?"
"Enough for tonight. What's ho
thinking of down there?"
"The emperor? I'm not so much as
sure ho's thore really. Somebody said
ho had started for St Cloud this morning."
"Pretend he's thore!"
"Then, of anything except how many
men die for what ho wants."
"Or of how many women weep?"
Her reply sot n new light to his passion.   "You'd weep?" ho cried.
"Oh, I suppose so!" Tho answer was
hnlf a laugh, hnlf a sob,   ■
"But not too much! No moro than
tho slightest dimness to tho glowing
star!"
Sophy laughed in a tremulous key.
Her body shook. Sho laid hor hands
in his. "No more, no moro! Surely
Mario and tho student aro bored?
Isn't lt Buppor time? Oh, Casimir, If
I wero worthy, if I were sure! What's
ahead of ub? Must wo go bnck? Tonight, up hore, It all scorns so simple!
Does ho moan war? Ho down thero?
And you'll fight!" She looked at him
for an Instant no wns close to hor,
Sho thrust him away from her, "Don't
fight thinking of mo," sho said,
"How otherwise?" he nsked.
Sho tossed ber head impatiently. "I
don't know—but—but riinros makes
mo afraid. Ilo—ho says that things I
lovo die."
Tho young soldier laughed, "That
leaves lilm pretty safe," said ho,
Sho put hor arm through his, and
thoy walked down, It hnd boon n
night to bo forgotten only when all Is.
Yot sho wont from him unpledged.
V".'
ADVERTISE IH THE LEDGER
CK^p'ter
gg Eigki
•' | 'WAT fevoiit-li month of July-
j^ arid Rinnmor of 1870-hail run
full hnlf Its courso. M»dneH»
nad stricken tbo rulers of France. To
avoid danger they ru»lM><i on d*>*tnt>aV
tlon, Gny mndncHH spread through the
veltiH of Paris,   Porvorso nlwnys, Lndy
■| f ■**■*. ■*■•■»    T^*n*1.M>*i frtri**    r*}\ntif\    1\\tit    mftm iA*nf
•      *»,*■•*   ""4*  l
for coniltiK buck (a her ueimes, or, nt
least, for abandoning tho particular
form of Jnsnnlty to which sho had devote-, tho Inst flvo yenr*.
Ono nftoruoon tbe called tier witch
and her wltard. "You're a pair nf
onm-kw, and I've Iwcn nn nld fool," aht*
nalil coinpotwtxlly, Hilling ntr«lglit up In
hor hl«h backed rhnlr. ftha flung a
coapt.* of thousand franc notim aero***-*
thi1* law*. '•Yon can ro," aha ended,
wllh ivintrniptiiniia limit***. Mantl*'
evil temper hrok<* onr. hflha fiaa don***
thla, thi* mallmi nn*!'*   PbanM waa
■wtwr.    Itf h«i! T.M dft*ft* htuAlf *Mt ot
IjiAt Meg, ami tnadneu inch aa h«ia
l> a:*t to be recurrent   TUa fiunnrall
was gentle, his exit not ungraceful, yet
he, too, prayed her to beware of a certain influence. "Stuff! You don't know
what you're piking about!" Lady Meg
Jerked out and pointed with her finger
lo the door,- .   .,•
Early on the morning of Sunday, the
17th, having, received word through
Lady Meg's maid that her presence
was not commanded in the Rue de Grenelle, Sophy slipped around to the Hue
du Bac and broke in on Marie Zerkovitch, radiant with her great news and
imploring her friend to celebrate it by
a day in the country.
"It means that dear old Lady Meg
will be what she used to be to me!" she
cried. "We shall go back to England,
I expect and—
I wonder what
that will be
like!"
Her face grew
s u d d e n 1 y
t h oughtfnl.
Back to England! How
would that suit
Sophie de
Gruche? And
what was to
happen about
Casimir de Savres? The period of her long, sweed Indecision was
threatened with a forced conclusion.
Marie Zerkovitch was preoccupied
against both her friend's Joy and her
friend's perplexity. Great affairs
touched her at home. There would be
war, Bhe said, certainly war. Today
the senate,went to St Cloud to see
the emperor. Zerkovitch had started
thither already on the track of news.
The news ln the near future would certainly be war, and Zerkovitch would
follow the armies, still on the track
of news. "He went before, ln the war
of sixty-six," she said, her lips trembling, "and he all but died of fever.
That ..kills the correspondents Just as
much as the soldiers. Ah, it Is so dangerous, Sophie—and so terrible to be
left behind alone! I don't know what
I shall do! My-husband wants me to
go home. He doesn't believe the
French will win, and he fears trouble
, for those who stay here." She looked
at last at Sophy's clouded face. "Ah,
and your Casimir—he will be at tbe
front!",   . •    ' • ■  -
"Yes, Casimir willbe at. the front,"
said Sophy, a ring of excitement hard-
Jy^PPresM^nj^ejj?ojce. .
"If he should.be killed!" murmured
Marie, throwing her arms out in a gesture of lamentation.
"You bird of ill omen! He'll como
back covered with glory,"
Tho two spent a quiet day together,
Sophy helping Marie in her homely
tasks. Zerkovitch's campaigning kit
was overhauled—none knew how soon
orders for, an advance might come-
bis buttons put on, his thick stockings
darned. Tho hours slipped away in
work and talk. At 0 o'clock they went
but and dined at a small restaurant
hard by. Things seemed very quiet
thero. Tho fat waiter told them, with
a shrug: "Wo shan't lmvo much hoiso
hero tonight ' Tho' Inds will bo over
there!" Ho pointed across tho river.
"They'll bo over thero most of tho
night, bn tho crowded boulevards. Bocauso It's wnr, mndo mo. Oh, yes,0 if s
war." Tho two young women sipped
their coffeo iu silence. "As a lad I
saw 1830. I wns out in tho streets in
1851. "What shnll I seo noxt?" ho nsked them as ho swept his nnpldn ovor
tho marblo table top. If ho Btnyed at
his post ho saw mnny strnnge things.
Unnatural fires Ut his skies, and bo*
foro his doors brother shed brother's
blood.
Tho friends parted nt half past 7,
Mario hoped her hnxband would bo re*
turning homo
soon, and with
nows. Sophy
folt herself duo
Iu tho l.uo do
Grcnollo. Sho
reached tho
Iioubo thoro a
littlo boforo 8.
Tho conclergo
was not In lilt-
room, Sho went
upstairs unseen
and paused Into
tho drawing
room, Tho Inner door loading to tho room Lady Meg occupied
stood opon. Sophy cnllod softly, but
thero was no nnswor, Sho walked toward tho door and wns about to look
Into tho room, thinking Hint porhaps
Lady Meg wns asleep, when ulio heard
herself addressed, Tho Frenchwoman
who acted uh tliolr cook hnd como ln
and stood now on tho threshold, with n
puzzled, distressed look on her fnco.
"I'm sorry, Milo, Sophie, to tell you,
but my lady has gone."
"(.one!   Whereto?"
"To I*'nglniiil, 1 bollovo.   This morn*
Ing nftcr you hnd gone out she ordered
everything to lo packed.   It was dono.
Hli» p:\ld us hern-* off, bidding me alone
May till orders rencliwl mo from M. lo
Marquis,   'iheu ulie went   Only the
<.\„,,,c,'..4.'.a,'. ,';i*a.v,,.':.\,'jj.,.,i.aj lu-;; I Ihl'.i. iln-
•alurtcd for Cnlnls.    At least, sbe la
gone."
"Hho aald-anld nothing about me?"
"You'll see there's a letter for you on
tin** nmnll tnlile in the window there."
"Oh. jth! Thank you."
"Your room Is ready for you tonight"
"I've dined,   I ahnll want nothing.
Good night,"
Sophy walked over to tbo little table
In the window and for a few momenta
Mood looking nt. tbe envelope which
lny tluTi', mMi *•-*<.-<.••.. to tmr In Lady
Meg's sprawling hand. Tho stately
tooui Iu lUu Hue do lircmjlle buuuiiu!
filled with a plcturo which IU walls
had never seen. Old words re-echoed
lo Sophy's far*: "if I -want you to go
I'll put a hundred pound note In an
envelope and send It to you, upon
which joo'll go. and an reasons gtvenl
U It aat-mi." A* If d-aMia-, a loan way
off aha heard a servant gUI anrwer. "It
sounds all right" She saw the old elin
trees at Morpingham and heard the
wind murmur in their boughs. Pindar
chuckled; and Julia -Robins' eyes were
wet with tears.
"And no reasons given!" It had
sounded all right—before five years of
intimacy and a life transformed. It
sounded different now. Yet the agreement had been made between the
strange „lady and the eager girl.
Nor were reasons hard to find. They
stood out brutally plain. Having
sent her prophet to the right about
Lady Meg wanted no more of her medium—her most disappointing medium.
"They" would not speak through Sophy. Perhaps Lady Meg did not now
want them to speak at all.
Sophy tore the envelope right across
its breadth and shook out.the flimsy
'paper within.   It was folded in four.
She did not trouble to open it   Lndy
Meg was a woman of her word, and
here was the hundred pound note of
the Bank  of England—"Upon  which
you'll go, and no reasons given!" ' With
a bitter smile she noticed that tho note
was soiled, the foldings old, the edges
black where they were exposed.   She
had no doubt that all these jears Lady
Meg had carried it about, so as to be
ready.for the literal fulfillment of her
boniL
"Upon which," said Sophy, "I go."
The • bitter smile  lasted  perhaps  a
minute more, then the girl flung herself
Into a chair ln a fit of tears as bitter.
She had served—or failed to serve-
Lady Meg's mad purpose, arid she was
flung   aside.     Very   likely   she   had
grown hateful—she, tbo witness of in-,
sane whims now past and out. of favor.   The dismissal might not be unnatural; but, for all their bargain, the
amnne**- was Inhuman.  They had lived
and eaten and drunk together for so
long.   Had there been no touch of affection, no softening of the heart?   It
seemed ^not—it  seemed   not    Sophy
wept and wondered.   "Oh, that I had
never left you, Julia!" she cries in her
letter,  and no doubt cried now,  for
Julia had given her,a friend's love. ' If
Lady Meg had given her only what one
spares for a dog—a kind word before
he is banished, a friendly lament at
parting!
Suddenly through the window came
a    boy's   shrill   voice,
"Vive la guerre!" *
Sophy sprang to her
feet, caught up the dirty
note and  thrust it Inside her glove. Without
delay, seeming without
hesitation, she left the
house,   passed   swiftly
along   the   street   and
made for the Pont Royal.   She was bound for
the other bank and for
Mwnfl herself the Boulevard des Ital-
tnto a chair ienSi wnere Casimir de
lf Savres had his lodging.
The stream of j traffic set
with her.    She heeded it not    The
streets were full of excited groups, but
, there was no great tumult yet   Men
were eagerly  reading,the latest editions of the papers.   Sophy pushed on
-till-she-reached—OasimWs ..house. — She,
was known there.   Her coming caused
surprise to the concierge.   It was not
the proper thing, but he made no difficulty.    He showed her to Caslmlr's
sitting room, but of Casimir he could
give no information save that he presumed, he would return to sleep.
"I must wait—I must see him," she
said, and, as the man left her, she
went to the window, flung it wide open
and stood there, looking down into the
great street
Tho lights blazed now.' Every seat
nt every cafe wns full. Tho newspapers did a great trade. A wave of Infinite talk, infinite chaff, Infinite laughter roso'to her cars. A loud voiced fellow was selling pictures of the king of
Prussia, as ho looks now, and ns ho
will look! The second Bhcet never
failed of a grent success. Bands of
Inds camo by with tings and warlike
shouts. Some cheered them, moro
laughed and chuffed. One broad faced
old man she distinguished in tho cafe
opposite. Ho looked glum and sulky
and kept arguing to his neighbor, wagging a fat forefinger nt him repeatedly.
Tho neighbor shrugged bored shoulders. After all, he hnd not mado the
war—lt was tho emperor and those gen-
tleircn at St Cloud! As sho watched
the stir grow greater, tlio bands ot
marching students moro frequent und
noisy, "A nerllnl" they cried now,
nmid tbo same mlxturo of applause
and toloraut amusement A party of
girls paraded down tbo middle of tbe
street singing "J'almo lea m lilt aires I***
The applause grew to thunder as they
went by, and thc laughter broke Into
one great crackle when tho heroin*-***
hnd paused.
She turned nwny with a start, con-
aclenco of n presence In tho room, Casl-
mlr camo quick
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ease of the organs distinctly feminine. Such sickness can be cured—is cared
every day by
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Sick Women Well.
It acts directly on the organs affected and is at the same time a general restorative tonic for the whole system. It cures female complaint right in the privacy
of home. It makes unnecessary the disagreeable questioning, examinations and
local treatment so universally insisted upon by doctors,' and so abhorrent to
every modest woman.
We shall not particularize here as to the symptoms of
those peculiar affections incident to women, but those
wanting full information as to their symptoms and
means of positive cure are referred to the People's Common Sense Medical Adviser—1008 pages, newly revised
and up-to-date Edition, sent free on receipt of 31 one-
cent stamps to cover cost of mailing only; or, in cloth
binding for 50 stamps.
Address Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y.
A BIG STOCK WE WANT TO  REDUCE
HATS, SUIT CLOTHS, SHOES, SHIRTS
UNDERWEAR, ETC.
Suit of Clothes, $5 and up, Hats $1.00 and up,
Shirts,SOc and up, Underwear $1.00 per suit
Kef oury Bros.
Temporary building between Northern Hotel nnd Henderson block
(n  a fit,
tears.
Sophy helping Marie in
Iter homely Uuk»,
Andy   Hamilton
Tinsmith aiid Plumber
We can furnish you with estimates in
anything in our line
K-SB-raS*^^
TWO OF A
ly across to hor,
throwing IiIh
liolraet on tho
tnblo an hn
[lllHHCd. Ilo took
hop hands, "I
know. Lady
Mog wroto to
mo," ho nn!(l,
"And  yon   nro
IllrTOl"
■ "I lmvo no
other li o in c>
now," hIii' wild.
With n Unlit
of  Joy   In   IiIh
I'J'IIH   ho   ItlHSOll
li|T llpn,
"I    pnmo   to
run only when I'm In troiiblo." (the
-iiIII HOftly,
"It In well," ho answered ond dr»w
".up wltli Mm h*ctt In llm wlnrinw.
ToKcfha-r thoy Mood, looklnpE down.
"It la wnr, then i' ttu* awki'd.
"Without doubt It'll war-without
•••niht," he an*w#r«-*d gravel---. "And be-
1 mil that no mnn known ftnythln****."
"And you?"'nhe nukfd,
ri„ tr,i\U t,fr tint*.iln n^tf^ \v>*b cf t\n~*
•-" (<j.0 jJ0 Comlntie<l.j
.1 loud voiced let low
..-I*telling picture*
ol the king of I'nie-
»ia,
ADEN. Anrll 20—Anothor vatiinble
addition to the African hunting party
accompanying Theodore Roosevelt io
the jungel was made to-day when A.C.
Selous, an Englishman with a valuable
record as a big game hunter, promised
to join- the ex-president at Nairobi.
The Colonel is greatly' elated over the
promise and will endeavor to persuade
the English hunter to remam wlth^iis
party indefinitely,,,
Selous, who is a passenger on the
Admlrrl, would not promise to continue with the Roosevelt party after
it ernched Nairobi, but if Col. Roosevelt entreats him he will probably bo
persuaded to alter Ihs own plans to
that extent.
Selous lias spent most of his life
hunting big game ancl knows ns much
about the Afrlcnn jungle ns nny while
mail,, ■ .
"For a man who has never seen Africa Col, Roosevelt. Knows more .about
tho country than any mnn I havo ever
seen,' declared Selous to-day, "It Is
hard to imagine a moro enthusiastic
sport. I shnll bo 'pleased lo hunt
with such a mnn."
Rheumatic  Pains  Rellovod .     ',
Mr. Thomas Stenton, postmaster of
Pontypool, Ont, writes: "For the past
eight years I suffered from rheumatic
pains. During that time I used many
different'liniments, and remedies for
the cure of rheumatism. Last summer I procured a bottle of Chamberlains
Pain Balm and got more relief from it
than anything I have ever used, and
cheerfully recommend this liniment to
-rh.
CUUlUlfw-
DOCTORS DISAGREE
IN GOAL DISPUTE
BABY FELL ON
TO HOT STOVE
ALBERTA
BOARDING   HOUSE
Hn-imer, B.C.
Bo-mi ami Mixim, fiXtXI jut im-rit.i
ALU WIIITK   IIKLP
Fff*i>t. TU»mt*rt.t.r4m.  Prop.
Mrs. T, S. nougnll of 523, Florn
avonuo, Winnipeg!, Hays: "My baby
Kli'l wiih arrniiKliiK t>ouu* of her doll's
washing on a clothes rack IiphIiIo tho
move, when who fell, and her hitml, bolng thrown out to try and wivo licrself
cnmo In conlnct with tho side of tlio
hot stove Shu suKlniiii'il n si'iiotiK
burn, ntul her <tIoh mul HcronniH were
tOITlbll-.
"I Hcnt out to tlio drugglHi for the
best rcim-dy ho Imd in use on u hum
Ilo kiiIiI tlioi'c was noililm: to equal
/iiiii-llul, ami i'*-iil liiii-l- a Hiipply. I
npl'lli'il this nud lt M'-.tlii'il tlir 'miii
ho 'illicitly that tho clilld limi'licil, In
npli" nf Iht (iMii'sa. I hound up tlw
Imml In /nm-lluk iuul curli day np.
plii'il Ziiin-lliil* fn.<i|ii<iitly iuul lllii-nilly
until tlio hurt) wuh quito mruil, Tln<
lit th* one wiih noon nhli* lo f*o on whh
lior play nud wo hnd uo Iroulilo with
lior during tho Hum tho burn wuh Im-
l„rr    l.f.,,1,,,1 T    **.., 1     rr,lr.f.,1    f,,;.
IhU iMirn nm, would rorninmond nil
mothers to koop Zritnlluk hntitly for
omorgonck'H like UiIh."
Thin l» pood nilvlrr*. Znm-lluk IiHiik
purely hrrbnl In Its (ompoHltlon Ih pur*
>'•■;>., .*,•    ...I.      1    >4     M.,     .I,,;,..,!,.   ..Mr,    ,,t
-i-hllflrcn. Whilo n puworliil houlor,
It Is nlso highly nntlKopilc. Applied
io a burn, n .ut, rt Hcald nr it Hcratch—
io any injury of the nl'ln In fnct— ll
will kill nil dlHi-afif* BcrniB, nnd re-
ihnvet nil dangor of fomf-rlng. blood
pnlKonlng or liifliunmtitloii. Al the
name tlmo tt Htltnulntcfi iho «'»*11h io
t,r<a» M'l.vl.y. nml tu-th h.-altli*.- ulcii,
In noon produo.-d to ivpnlr tin dam-
flfii*. Tlfty atntts H'lfit oii tx bus of
/"lam-link biiK mammI sior*»H of p«-oplo •>%%
mnny dollar* to t*'.y noiliiiiK ot baling hour* of pain-
HALIFAX April 19—The report of
the conciliation board in the dispute
between the members of the United
Mine Workers and the Dominion Coal
Company has been concluded and wnB
forwarded to Ottawa. There Is a
minority report ns well signed by tlio
men's arbitrator.   .
The majority report holds that, the
Compnny should not ho asked to recognize the Unitod, Mine Workers. This
wna the crucial point.
Officials of the order say that, they
will not recognize Ihe report of tho
majority mid that the four thousand
members of the order employed by tho
company will bo Immediately called
out on striko,
SOCIALISM IS
FORESHADOWED
NRW YORK, April 20--Tho first of
tho now International monoy, or travelers' chockn of tho American Hank*
crn' association nro being carried by
travellers Hulling this week. Thoy
nro printed un Hcieutificiilly protected paper which cannot be counterfoil*
od, and are of J10, %Z0 {,'0 and $100
dt'iiomliuitlnuH ICiiropeiin bunki-nt
are cooporailiig with lho American
hniil'd'H to mul'.- tlio now uherkH In
ovory way Intoniiitloniil,
—•«
JIG IS UP WITH
JACK LNNDON
HON'Ol.l'I.U, April 1!)--Aronrdhiff
lo a lopuit which has reached horo
from Kydiioy, J no I* London, iho novul-
I ia I hus given up li Ik plan to eneirclo
lho glll»< In hlti yii<ht. The Smirk, and
Ih iqnloiiMitliiK to sell tin- ciuft ui n
lib* pticrlfloo nroi.nritinrv to Kinrllni?
for Hun KiiiihIhi-o.
l.oti<loii Ik ,-uotott nH wiyliiK thnt. ho
will nnch Han KriinrlH.o nomo thnn
In Juno.
\..*:.'..;:
IN Till; matl.r of tm ftiiiitlcailam for
llif Icsih- *if n ilnt'Ui ntr i-<Tllfl**»tc of
Title l'"r I..H 3 ltlm'k *! ot Ut 6ir,5
(.roup nm* Kiiili'Wi',' illKltlrl <Mnp
735. >
NOTH'TK In  **■•'< l.y  «lv.-n  t»mt  l«   l»
my I'.U'-r.tl.in ' > 1    •>•■ ■•'■ '■• • •Uritf.'m
of ono month efl.r thr flrnt putiltrnt*.
!..*> t'Ti-nf ii ilm-Hi «•■ of tlii- Ccrllflcatft
i*f Till*** t„ It., ul <••.<• m,i*l!..i,i.l l.-.t tn
ttie tin mi- of IMi-n llmper which ci-rll*
f.n..»- lo San.J t»,»* l*l!t <.f Msrrl, .•)f.«,
ittiil niimlx-rol "tvL.X.
II. H- JoHANti*.
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LOCALS
House for sale—Three rooms at Coal
Creek," Apply Fred Miller, French
Camp. , 4-t
For Sale: Two houshold properrtles,
with furniture. Will sell property
either jointly or separately. For particulars apply Ledger office.
Eggs for hatching: White Leghorn,
good layers ?1 fcn\15. E. H.'-H. Stanley, Kootonia Nurseries, Baynes Lake
B. C. ;    ■
. For sale: Boarding house business
at Coal Creek, acocmmodation 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: Posiiion by experienced
lady stenographer. Salary $60. Apply
this office.'
Young lady wants position as stenographer. Apply Ledger office.   ,
Rooms For Rent, bath, hot and cold
water. Apply 39 Victoria avenue'
.    South African'- script for sale.—Ap-
■ ply R. d. Marlow, Lethbridge, Alta.
■:*     Potted Plants at the Palm. ..
Men's working shoes $1.25 and up,
at McDougall's. -
Mr. Abe Gendron left for Fort William on Sunday evening.
Business lot and building for sale-
Apply" to W. R.  McDougall.
For.hotel accommodation the Napanee is the place.   -
Dr. Bell of Cranbrook arrived in
' the city on Monday,.
Mr. Mutz, of the Fort Steele Brewing company states that he expects to
start brewing to-day.
For a good comfortable smoke get
Dorenbecker's brands. They are
home product.
Mr. Edgecomb of the Trites-Wood
Company is\laid up with a bad attack
of grippe.
Baby carriages and go-carts fitted
with rubber tires, from $3.25 up . St
the Trites-Wood Co.
Big bargains in watches at Wright,
the Jeweler's'' Saturday and Monday.
.  Mr.  J.  Fleishman, the well known
jeweler from Vancouver arrived in our
.   city on Tuesday morning.
„ I'll spot you ten at Ingrams' billiard
room to-night. ,
Men's best quality rubber boots for
$3.75 at McDougall's.
Mr.  Fred Walker, the Mason and
Risch piano -tuner, will arrive in the
.city'on Saturday. Phone 70., *;.
,'The most interesting place in town—
Ingram's bowling alley.
Just arrived—a large stock of souvenir spoons and Maple Leafs at
Wright the Jeweler's.
Two cars of Okotoks brick for sale.
•Imme'Jiate delivery. Apply P. Burns
& Co.
LEDGER,  FERNIE,     B. C. APRIL 24 1909,
Get your eating apples at the Palnv.-'
Men's fine shoe3 $2 and' up at Mo-
Dougall's' '
Robert Anderson, arrested for being
drunk ,and disorderly on ' Saturday
night was fined $5 and costs on Monday morning.
Patronize home industry and smoke
Crow's  Nest Specials and Extras
Mrs." R; Barnes, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Reading bf this city, arriv-.
ed Saturday evening for a brief visit
to her parents.
Beef, mutton, pork, veal, hams, bacon, lard, etc., only of the very best.
Phone 41.
Mr. George Martin, manager of the
Spokane Brewing and Malting Company, took around the city on Saturday
last and left on the Flyer, the same evening for Lethbridge.*
You are right. The Trite.-Wood Co.
have big value's to offer in furniture
and stoves. Special inducements for
cash.
Did you ever wear a lodge pin?' If
not, you can get a pin or button of
your lodge at Wright the Jeweler's.
Mr. Tinsley of the staff of the Bank
of Hamilton, who has been laid up for
several days, is improving under Dr.
Anderson's care.
Now Is the time to get yourself a
ring. Wright the jeweler has the largest stock of rings that has ever been
shown in the city.
There is a young man in this city
And the girls all consider him witty,
But he blushed very red,
When a young lady said ;
Oh! isn't he.awfully pretty!      .   ~
A slight accident happened when
Saturday evening's west bound local
ran into a few railroad ties which had
fallen across the track. Fortunately
no passengers were injured and no
serious damage done.
The Napanee hotel is prepared to
handle travellers and other guests.
The cheapest tea to use is not the
lowest priced. You can buy tea a few
cents a bound cheaper that will make
a drink, but if you want an absolutely pure, healthful, cleanly prepared,
delicious and decidedly more econo-.
mical thaii other teas, because it goes
farther,       ,';        '
They're all talking about it. What?
Why   Ingram's  bowling  alley. \
Dan Anderson and F. Joinson, - arrested by Constable Gorman on the
drunk and disorderly charge, were allowed out on bail Sunday evening, bui
appeared in court on Monday morning in an intoxicated condition. They
were gently, but firmly taken, to jail
to sober up and their case remanded.
The cuisine at the Napanee is the
best in the city.
 Messrs George-^and^Aiex,—Tascher«.
eau returned Sunday evening from a
short'trip to Spokane. The only regret they had was that they did not
buy return tickets when they left Fernie, as those "return' pieces of card-
board would have saved them considerable expense in telegraphing if'they
had had them.
Furniture for sale. Address Ledger
office.   J ■
" The. PIE men of the Royal hotel
defeated the P.E.I, men on Tuesday
■night by a majority of 24 points.,Get
busy1 and challenge the printers, champions, we're waiting.  ,
Stanley's hot house radishes5 at the
Palm. \'
• The Fernie firemen can now fall off
the roofs of the ten storey buildings
with impunity, as the' council has
placed $1000 insurance on the life of
each member.
Riimb,r has it that the' chartered
banks of this city are to have another
competitor in the shape of the Imperial
bank, which has property in town.
It is expected that they will erect their
own building.
George Card who was sent up from
here to the provincial jail at Nelson
to await trial at the assizes on, the
charge of indecent assault has been
taken to the insane asylum at New
Westminster.
Mr. J. D. Moir, representing the
Mosler Safe' company arrived in the
city on Wednesday morning. He reports excellent business throughout
the1 country, but in his own words,
"Fernie for Mine."  ,
The C. P. R. have under contemplation the increasing of their track
mileage in the Fernie yard; A reliable report says that two miles more
switching Is urgently needed to handle
the traffic of this busy burgh.
Doctor McKidd, who is well known
throughout the Crow's Nest Pass, arrived in our city Tuesday evening on
the local, passed' a pleasant five minutes telling jokes to Mr. Reading of
the C. P. R., and continued on his
way to Calgary.
Mr. "Sammy" Walters, one of our
local enthusiastic fishermen, discovered three Slavonians with a mess of
trout in a gunny sack on Tuesday morning. Sammy, being a firm believer
in the law (at least that part of it
which applies to catching fish out of
season) immediately confiscated- the
deceased inhabitants of the deep and
informed the three fishermen that
their presence would be required before the magistrate on Thursday afternoon. They ought to make you a
game warden or a policeman, Sammy! -' -1
Imitation and literary theft are the
sincerest forms of flattery. To the
end and purpose therefore that certain
photographic rivals may- again have ari
opportunity to pay me the compliment
of cutting my advertisement from' our
local paper and putting it on ^view
(minus my name) in their owvPwin-
dow, I once' more desire the attention of those ^.of my fellow townsmen
who realize that however* valuable the
,facultv,of-imitation-may-be»i!i-various.
phases of business piracy, the true
.field of art is to encourage originality,
and" if they will examine my display
in- the window next Pat Burns store,
and compare it with any other in town
they will be able to decide for themselves who turns out the best photos in
Fernie—It is Spalding.—Com.
I  ROBIN HOOD FLOUR
▼.'.,.""
. We guarantee. this to be the best
flour ever sold in Fernie.- .Satisfaction guaranteed^,or your money
cheerfully refunded.. '  "
W. J.    BLUNDELL      -Give "s m. call
>•»♦♦♦»*•♦♦
Singer Sewing Machines Co.,
Fernie, B. C.
Why be without a Sewing' Machine when you
can get.one for $3.00 a month? *
J. P. H0ULAHAN, Agent, opposite Coal Co. 's office, Pellat Ave.
1       ,1    '   '"'
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GREAT
CLEARING OUT SALE
The well assorted furniture stock of the estate
ofthe estate ofthe J. H. Reid Co., Ltd., will be
thrown on the market at your own prices
for cash only.   Come early and get your choice
The sale will commence      .
j SAT, APRIL 24
9
We have a very fine line, of Mattresses  at a
SacrificeH
Morlock Mattresses, regular $ 4.50 now $ 2.75
Barber Mattresses " 5.50   "      3.50
Barber Mattresses . ". 15.50 " 12.50
Restmore Mattresses "., .8.50 "' 6.60
Restmore Mattresses  ;" 13.00   "     10.80
—-=Ev,c*e*ytiiiiig-"Mtist~be-=Sold=—
I
E.  B.  McDERMID
'"• . 'y
LIQUIDATOR
For Easter Trade
Patterns and Quality
Unexcelled
TIES
25c  to  $1.50  each
SHIRTS ,".
75c  to $3.00  each
TRY OUR COLLARS
Z  for  25c
THE
- CO., Ltd.
Fernie's Big Department Store
SUBSCRIBE FOR THE -LEDGER
IB
There is only one Spalding: and
Only One Man can make Photos
like   Spalding and  that    man    is
SPALDING
When I placed my advertisement in this paper.last week I
did not. expect tlmt it would be adopted and placed in
other   photographers   windows   with   niy   name cut out
There fs only one Spalding: aiid
Only One Man can make Photos
Like  Spalding:   and  that man  is
S P A L D I N G
Remember my offer of one dozen  regular $6.00   Cabinets   and  one
beautiful FERNIE MADE enlargement for only $5.OO
Until May 2nd
Thore is only one Spalding and
Only One Man can make Photos
Hkc   Spalding   and that   wan  Is
SPALDING
If you want the real thing in photos go to Spalding's
A-i UH'iu, Limit ill ni> ui.-.jj.it,) in Uju ninuuw hum n* Viii Buius' .siuiu nml compare
it with any other display in town. There's tlio tost and I'll abide by your good judg-
ment. A good plioto is eheap at any price but a poor ono is dear at any prieo.
Those turned out hy nie are all good,
Thoro is only one Spalding and
Only One Man can make Photon
like  Spalding   and   thai   man   is
SPALDING
SPALDING   THE   PHOTOGRAPHER
Pellatt Ave., Opposite the Coal Co. Offices
Open on Sundays
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