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Array ' I Prov. Library June 30 08 '   ■•
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Industrial Unity is Strengrtti
The Official Organ off District No. 18, U.PI. W. of A.
Political Unity is Victory
VOL. IV.   No.
FERNIE,   B. C,   MARCH   27th,   1909
$1.00 a. Year
ii .-.
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X
THE END IS
Npt YET
Tiie Crow's Nest Pass Coal
,     a 0
Company Directors Will
Meet on the 30th
WESTMINSTER WANT CUP
Will Hold "Lacrosse Championship
v Trophy Against all Com-   ..
ers this Year
TORONTO, March 24—Ellas Rogers
Toronto, president and trenusrer;E. C-
Whitney, Toronto, J.-P. Graves, Granby Smelter Co., British Columbia; Col.
W. P. Clough of New York, H. B. Mc-
Givern,, M.P., Ottawa, W. Robertson,
Granby, Quo., R. M, Young, secretary,
Toronto.       '. .   ' *       . '■    * .*
,ThIs is the new board of directors
of the., Crows Nest Pass Coal Company
Limited, representing the- preponderating interests in the corporation of
J. J. Hill of the Great.Northern Ry.,
and Granby Smelting. Company. The
* directorate, which was settled at the
last,annual.meeting of the board,*replaces the-last board, consisting of G.
G. S. Lindsay, K. C, president; Hon.
Robert Jaffray, Col. Sir Henry M. Pellatt, K. C, vice presidents; B. R.
.Wood; Ellas Rogers, E. C. .Whitney,-
Ottawa; J. P. Graves, Spokane; Col.
Clough, New York, and H- B.' McGiv-
ern, Ottawa. E., R. Wood was formerly treasurer and R. M. Young,
secretary. •**'  7,
• Ellas Rogers was reticent; but gave
the names of the directors as above,
save that he could not confirm the report that he, is to be the new president.    '-*   "■
He said that the directors had practically elected, him president, and
that the next meeting would "confirm
their action. .A strong report "says
that Mr. .Rogers.is the choice.*
. "There'were no resignations; that's
a fake. .There was simply a new
election and-a new board,", he "-said.
."We reduced, the directors to seven
at the annual meeting, but' it' turned
out there' was" on qtforum.    ' The old
(Continued*on-page eight.)
■ NEW .WESTMINSTER; March 25-
While strongly opposed to-professionalism in lacrosse the New Westminster club will forfeit its amateur stand-
ing-if it becomes necessary to do so
in order to defend the Minto. cup.
' At the.annual meeting of the club
after long discussion and a resolution
strongly supporting an amateur position it was finally left in the hands of
the executive to decide. Correspondence regarding the challenges from
the Tecumsehs of Toronto and the Capitals of Regina were also left in the
hands of tjie committee." *
It was strongly urged that the Minto'
cup should be held nt all costs, a .sentiment which the meeting applauded.
< It may be assumed from the tenor
of the meeting that the executive will
accept challenges for the cupt from
amauteur and professionals alike and
meet all comers for the troghy.-'
COURT   NEWS
LIBERALS WIN OUT
RATHER EASILY
In Alberta After a Short, Sharp Fight—Result
Surprising   Though Opposition   Was  Considered Stronger-Socialist Elected
Not
INVENTOR SUICIDES
Sudden Ending of New York man
Who was Somewhat of a
.Genius
NEW YORK, March 24—A man,-believed from papers in-, his possession
to bo William Gibb, an architect and
inventor and 'a well known member of
the New York Golf club, committed
suicide by shooting in Vancourtland
park. One of his inventions, an indoor golf game in which Gibb spent
nearly all his life perfecting, met with
considerable success and so far as
known he was not despondent. He
had lived in California, Denver and
Canada.
Harold Martin,"a teamster employed by the Ottls Staples Lumber Company, ' was arrested by Chief Burroughs for the theft' of ?20 on the 6th
from'the firm, by whom he was employed,-' which he took from the office.
He* was tried before Judge Wilson
this week and- sentenced to three
months hard labor in'Nelson Jail.-He
pleaded guilty.
' Charles D. Sly was arrested by Constable Gorman and charged with' vagrancy. ■ He was brought before Magistrate WJiimster on Wednesday and
was allowed to go on suspended sentence. He--'was given 24 hours to
leave town.- ,' - '       '      ..
. James Greer. was arrested on the
20th for the theft -of a pair of rubber boots, the property of Jos. Aiello.
He was caught.in the act by Constable
Gorman and .brought-'before Magistrate Whimster this week, and sentenced to one .months hard labor. He
pleaded'guilty. '•*   '•• -.   *",__
George Card was taken.to- Nelson
jail on. Tuesday by Jimmy Johnson,'
who also took H. Martin,-, who was
sentenced to. three months'..' *  *
The Alberta elections took place on
Monday last and resutled in a clean
sweep for the Government, who will
have apparently about 33 maiority in
the house.
One noticeable feature of the election was tho return of C. M. O'Brien,
Socialist in Rocky Mountain riding, in
a three cornered fight.
, McNab who represented Lethbridge,
for a few minutes in,the last session,
lost his deposit in a sandwich vot-i
between straight party tickets.
•The following is a summary of the
vote:.- s
- Alexandra; Bramley.Moore, (L) defeated J. F. Sowery by a large majority. .
Calgary: Hon. AV. H. CuFhln-r il.)
2555, and R. B. Ben-u.-it fCi !;*:-l. vl-
ected; Dr. Egbert'(L) 1819; Dr. Blow
(C) 1784; George Howell (Soc) 706.
. Cardston: J. \V. Wolff (L) elected
over Levi Harker (C) by 88 majority.
Camrose: G. P. Smith (L) elecied
168 majority over Dr. McEachren (I)
12 small polls to hear from.
Claresholm: Malcolm McKenzie (L)
elected over F.' Garrow (C) by about
200.
Cochrane': C-W. Fisher (L) elected
over Dr. Brett (C)'by 146 with a few
places to hear from.
Dldsbury: Joseph Stauffer (L) elec
ted over S. Scarlett' (C),and C Hie-
bert (I) who both lose their deposits.
-Edmonton: Hon. C. W. Cross 3117
and John.A.' McDougall 2864 (both L)
elected over A. F.' Ewing (C) 1548 and
George. Galbraith (S) 345.
Gle.chen._E. H. Riley (L) elected
over James Shouldice (Con) ,by a big
majority.'
High River: -L. ~M. Roberts (L) elected by small maj. over Dr. Stanley
(C.)
Innisf.iil: Jas-. Simpson (L) elected
44 majority with 11 polls to hear
from.
Lac Ste: Anne: Peter Gunn (L) acclamation.   *
Lacombe: W. F. Puffer (L) by acclamation. • • ■
Leduc: R. T. Telford (L) acclamation.
Lethbridge City W. A'."'; .Buchanan,
(L) by 63.
Lethbridge Dist. A. J. McLean (I.
L.) .leading by.251 several polls to
hear from.      ' -,
Maeleod: Colin George.(L) elected
over E. P. McNeill (I.C.) by 11, oue
poll to hear from. . -
Medicine Hat:' Hon. W T. Finlay
(L), elected over Mason (C) by 70.   .
Nanton: J. Glendenning (L) elected over A. J. Rob.ertson (late Cons,
leader) by 270* ' ,
Okotoks: 'George ^loadley (C)-elected over M. McHardy by 74 with five
polls to hear from."'
Olds: Duncan Marshall (L) elected
over Geo. McDonald. (C) by big majority.
Peace River: Election deferred'.
Pakan: P. E. Lessard (L) acclamation.'. .     7       • , ...
Pembina: H7'W. McKenney (L)
acclamation.
Pincher Creek: Dr. Warnock (L.)
elected over E. J. Mitchell (C) .,by
large majority.
Ponoka: 'Dr." Campbell (L) elected
over J. A. Jackson* (C.)
* Red Dees: E. Michener (I.C.) elected over J. T. Moore (L.)
Rocky Mountain: C. M. O'Brien,
(S.) elected 544, J. A. Macdonald. (I.
I,.) 530; H. E.  Lyons (C.) 222.
Sedgewick: T. Stewart (L) acclamation.
S. Albert: J. A. Boudreau (L) elected-over W. Gariepy (L.)
Stettler: R. L. Shaw (L) elected
over Dr. Creighton (I.C.) 177 majority, 8 polls to hear from.
Ston.ey Plain:' J. McPhersou (L)"el-
ected.
. Strathcona: Hon. A. C. Rutherford
(L), elected over Rice Sheppard by
overwhelming   majority.
Sturgeon: J. R. Boyle (L) acclamation. '   '    ,.
Vergrevllle: J. B. Holden (L) elected over F. Fane (C).
Vermillion: A. Campbell (L) elected over A. R.  Aldridge (C)
Victoria: F. A. Walker (L) acclamation.-
Wetaskiwin: C. H. Olin (L.) elected, by large majority.
Liberals  	
Conservatives  ...■'
Ind'.. Conservative
Socialists   	
Deferred election ,
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Now a Port
Citizens in general will ,be pleased
to learn that Fernie is no longer a sub-
port of Nelson, but is off on its own
hook, Gateway being mentioned as
the ouiport. This move should
have been made* some time ago as
Fernie has receipts exceeded only by
two places in the province.
A Meeting
A meeting of tho Owls will be held
at the Queens hotel to-morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock for reorganization
purposes.
Sent Message
The members of District No. IS of
the joint board who were sitting at
Maeleod sent a congratulatory telegram to Charles O'Brien, thc successful candidate for the -Mountain district,
who is at present at .'Calgary.       ;
Will be Good
Next week the Fernie Opera house-
will have something special in the line
of pictures. Ben Hur and the American
fleet in the harbor of San Francisco
and the battle of flowers. To-night the
sensational film The Guirella, will be
shown.
Free Press Astray
' In answer to, an article in our cotem
headed "Changed his mind" we wish
to state that whenever we find we
have overstepped the mark, * we are
ready and willing to apologize. This
and nothing else was the reason for
our remarks last week. We do not
wish to say that "all was well," but
the facts were exaggerated to us.. >
'< .    ,      - ■',.
AGREEMENT
WITH MEN
Practically Arrived At—Detail
Work About Completed-To
Know Result To-day
A mass meeting was called on Friday afternoon in Bruce's hall to con- *
sider the new agreement, which had
been arrived at. between the men's representatives and the Crows Nest Co.,
which is now operating as an independent concern. . Speeches were made
by several of the district officials, and
a number of the .men voiced their sentiments pro and con on the new working agreement.
An adjournment was made at 5.30
and after supper „the meeting was
continued again, but voting was postponed until Saturday to allow all who
wanted to express their opinions.
Much speculation is being indulged
in as to the probable outcome of the
vote, some of the men being opposed
to signing under the proposed terms,
and others again who object to certain
details. '  s , -
The streets presented a very busy
and crowded appearance on Friday afternoon, groups of men being seen
everywhere discussing the outcome of
the meeting. The mines were closed down for the day.
At Michel
A mass meeting was held at Michel
yesterday, to consider the agreements
for the operatibn.of the mines at that
place. A. J. Carter represented the
district board. The provisions were
discussed at some length and a committee was appointed to go over the
agreements. Voting on, the same
will take place in Michel to-day,„the
same as in Fernie,
 „^. 	
Fred I-Ianley, now of Virden, Man.,
was in the city during the week on
business. '
OF
SMOKER
Twas a Great Success in Every Way -- A   Large Gathering   and Intense
Interest Shown by All -■- Officers Elected and  Board is Off to a
Good Start--Watch  Fernie Go Ahead
Ono of those occasions which happen vo.*y seldom took place on Tuesday last In Bruco's hall* being the an-
"mini mtetlng of tho Fomie Board of
Trado. Tho rarity of the occasion
was ln tho fact that it was their gen-
oral businoss mooting, which they
throw open to tho public, and wound
up with an Impromptu concert and
smoker, with a fair share of thirst
quonchor. .. The meeting was called
for eight o'clock, and while tho president was waiting for tho crowd,   tho
"energetic socrotary, Mr. Varty, was
entering now names and pocketing tho
flvo spots, Twenty seven now men
In all joined nt that mooting, * and
dozons moro gave in their names and
explained that thoy had left thoir
loose change homo with their wives
(nil,mon usually do) or tho nocrotnry
would havo had to havo a royal body
guard to escort him homo,
The President
On ProHldent O.N. Ross calling tho
mooting to order tho onslaught of
unmet*, censed iuul tho Hecretary
breathed freely onco moro, President
Horn* cnllod upon Mr. Bert Black to
como to tho platform. Mr. Mack very
gracefully declined, and requested Mr.
Horh to got somo older men who know
moro nbout tl io "Mart this affair
going," ConHldcrnblo amusement
was Indulged   In nt Bertie's   expense,
i
\ ■*
wheii Mr. Ross explained thnt all he
wanted was Mr.. Black's signature to
his check so that they might exchange
■oJc-T o*lX 'u*H*o-. oin jo ujoa &m .ioj ,\
sldent, realizing the Important occupation of tho newspaper men very cordially invited them to take a seat on
tho platform' (bohlnd a screen of
course) which tlioy readily did.
Tho President then suggested' that
tho regular rules bo suspended, and
now members ndmltted. A motion
to this effect was put nnd carried and
tho 27 now mombors woro rocolved.
To the Platform
Tho president nskod tho following
gontlomon to como upon tho platform
ns ho doslred to bo In good compnny,
nnd whilo ho hnd the scrlboH behind
tho screen he still felt unsnfo: Ills
Worship Mayor Horchmor, Mosbi's, R,
Reading, W. R. Robs, M. P. P., J.
D. Hurd, Mr. Dubois, Mr. Manson,
Mr. Lnwrlo, Mr. A. McDougall, Mr.
Tronholmo nnd Mr. It. W. Wood*"-.
Tho President thon gavo an outline
of what the Honrd of Trndo was for—
essentially to boost for'Fornio and tho
district, Ho totichPd on tho vtelt
of the Spokano Chamber of Commorco
nnd tho good It hnd dono to our city.
Ilo doplorod tho fact thnt ho hnd to bo
nwny nftor his'appoint mont in succor*
sion to Mr. EdmundB, who hnd resign*
od an ho wnH trnnRferred to Wlnnlpog,
Ho prided himself on working up this
♦ BOARD OF TRADE SHOWS SIONS OF LIFE
♦ 	
♦ Tho Inrgo attendance nt tho annual mooting of tho Fernio Hoard
♦ of Trado, nnd tho fooling ot optimum thnt net-mod to prevail, must
—*. hr*. ^nf-miroHnt** tn iho*o who hnvo tho beet intero*.!-*. of lho c.ilv nt
+ heart, nnd who hnvo unbounded confldonco In tho future ntntiiH of
♦ Pernio nn tho lending city of tho Kootonay.     The speech of the ro-
♦ tiring president, was full of tho Idcn of booHtlng for Fernio, nnd tho
•#• nnmo Idea wan taken up by President, "Elect Pollock In a short speech
♦ following his election. Thoro lu no ronton'why tho City of Fernio
«Jt» nhnnlrt not'lnke Ut plnco among tho lending centres of tho went, not
•#> only ro a coal mining town, but an a manufacturing mure, and also
*#> as a distributing centre. Operating in thla vicinity Is tho InrgcRt
•****-» und wealthiest conl compnny In the Pnss, nnd tho nmount of monoy
•-ft* they havo spent, nnd nro plnnnlng to spend In tho Immediate futuro
••sv indicates In no uncertain manner that they have every confidence
9> In the futuro possibilities of their propcrtr* The question of cheap
<a> power In alt-cad** undcv conaWcratton, and tWu la probably Mio   first
♦ essential necessary to a city looking  to an Industrial futuro.    The
♦ ■Duccei.'A of ctttw* lu the until Unit. huvu diuup vuiva* io offer to mnnu
♦ facturers should be an object lesson to F'ernle, and we doubt not tbat
•>•> .mm-wHat**- «t<cp* will ho taken to develop our water powers.
largely attended annual mooting, and
thanked the audience for turning out.
Ho touched on his visit to tho oast,
and pointed, out that In Toronto the
members of the Board of Trndo lined
up at thoir mooting placo boforo eight,
waiting for tho clock to strike, so thnt
thoy might get to business, Ho advocated boosting for tho Board of Trado
which should bo tho mainstay of tho
City Council. "Don't," Bald ho, "tako
your troubles to any Liboral or Conservative party, but como to tho Board
of Trado, and wo will tako up your
cnBO and seo you through." Ho pointed out that tho government hnd mado
promise aftor promise oven unto tho
third and fourth generations, about
a drill, hall and armory, and now tho
Board of Trado was going to mnko
thom fulfil thoBO. Tho now post, office whicli had boon In nboynnco Blnco
tho tlmo of Noah, wan ntill unfinished,
and peoplo who dnrcd to Inqulro for
mall nt the present post office did no
at tho risk of breaking thoir necks
gottlng thoro. This must ho nttunded
to nt once, nnd would ho. lie mentioned tho nocoHslty of gamo protection, nnd nlno tho flHhcrlos which inunt
bo looked nftcr. And Ir-ut but not
lonst. (horo Ib whore tho Hereon hroko
down, ho climbed right onto our
necks. Our opinion on I IiIh point Ih
too hnld for the front pngo, ho by
turning to pngo four you will get Mio
fnctB.) lit* wnnU'd tlm nuwspnpei'R
to dovolo spneo to boosting tho city,
mid dlKplnylng to tho outtsliUi world
our unlimited resources, and keeping
tho city of Fornio on tho mnp of tho
Dominion of Cnnndn. Ilo touched on
publicity booHtlng, pointing out tho
gront advantages wo havo for mnnu*
factories, especially In regurd to eh-uup
conl nnd eloctrlo power.    Ho Hnld wo
member of the Board, which was un*
nnlmously carried.   -
Election of Offlecrs
Thb oloctlon of President cnmo noxt,
W, R, Itoss K. C. M.P.P. (Sunny
Bill) nroso and In a neat parliamentary speech, apologized for his slackness ln the pnst In regard to tho Hd,
of Trado. He wns glad to seo that a
now stnrt wns bolng mado and ho
had much pleasure In nominating Mr,
J. It. Pollock for president, "Mr.
Pollock," ho snld "wns one of our oldest, citizens, nnd a gontlomnn who has
mnde n success of his business, nnd
would mnko a succors of tho board of
Trndo IiurIiiokh too," Mr. W. H. C.
Manson iu'ohq to tho occasion und seconded" tho nomination. It. wns Immediately movod, socondod find carried that nominations closo, and Mr,
Pollock wns declared president.
Mr. Pollock, hnlllng from tho lnnd
of boosters, nnd having n broad, open
countenance wllh nn Irish smile, In n
few words thanked tho gontlomon "for
thoir trust In him, nnd thanked IiIh
mover nnd serondor, nnd stated tlmt
"Boost for I-'ornlo" would bo his Hlo-
gnn honcoforth,
ll, \V. Wood, .1. I). Qnnil nnd O.
N*. J.OBH were liomlnnted for vlco-pro.
sldent. Mr. Wood nskod to lmvo
IiIh nnmo withdrawn and on hnlloti*
bnlng taken O. N, Itoss wns declnred
elected by a majority of nine.
Nominations for tho executive wero
noxt cnllod for nnd Mio following gun*
tlcmen were bullotcd for: MuhKt'h, It,
W. Woods, Manson, Lawrle, Dubois,
Mayor Herc'limer, Trenholm.*, Alexim*
der, Rending, Dnvey, Illeafldell, Qnnll,
Hndilnby, Dr. Barber, W. W, llrown,
Q. P. Johnson. Thos Whelan, A, Mr-
Dougnll. A. Hl/Aitto, 1. 1). Hurd, W.
It. IIohh and 0. O. Moffntt.   On Imi-
mor honrd of trade, who Just arrived
nt this juncture, was Invited to tako
n seat on tho platform.
lougtit to hnvo n hiikii nnd ti.-or icu-iw} j join being tnkeu it wns found mat tliu
iu-t'c ui.il ,'M a..*.!*.' i*.> fi'J.d J" f'.'iU'iu;'';„'•„u.!,.*; i»..-.-v .J-.'tvJ;
or elsewhere for our doors nnd win*! j. n. Hurd, MniiHon, Wood, Alexnii-
dows Ho spoke In glowing lerniR of|(],,P( Qnnll, Dubois, Rending nnd Mof-
tho city band, and tho generous wny j ->„-.. and Ijiwrlo tied for eighth plnco,
In which thoy hnd ulvun their services i Mr. Hurd asked to be allowed lo ro-
to entertain the Spokane t.'hiimb"r oflnlcn n*. his bu*ln»'ss r-**<,ulr«**d nil bin
tlmo find energy «t present. This Ml
the eight ns required.
The nominal Inns for secret nry*trcas-
urer resulted In a unanimous voto for
Mr. 0. F. Steven-son, who took hi*
plnco nnd thanked the gentlemen for
their gift.
The w**rr**inr> rend n letter from Iln-
Hosmer Board or Trado asking for
lli.'.r uMiiH'.isiUii. iu haU'luK iUn mult
carried between Fernie and .Michel on
the Great Northern.
Visiter In Attendance
Dr. Higgins. problt-nt of the Hon-
t'onimem*. Ho ndvocnicrt nie tn.v
council mnklng n fiood big donation do
enable thom to get new Instruments,
music nnd uniforms, ns he snld wo hnd
a band that wns second to none In
British Columbia.
After a fow moro words of boosting
Mr,  Ross Announced tho tlttvlor. of
officers for tho coming year.
Honorary Member
Mr. D. V. Molt hero moved, and
J. R. Pollock ttcatiAt-A a rnotlMi ihftf
Col. P. C. Denlson, the United Bitten
representative be made »n honorary
Good News for Fernio
The President, while waiting for the
result, of the bnllots on the executive,
called upon General Mnnager Hurd of
lho Crows Nest Puss Coal Company,
for a few remarks.
Mr. Hurd wns \ory modest as to his
oratorical abilities, and stated thai.
Ihls was his second public appearance
boforo a Fornio audience, and that ho
was sum (hat those who honrd lilm
boforo woro not. anxious to hoar him
ngnln, (Wo have a very dlfforonl opinion though,) Ho spoko nl somo
length In regard to tho now agreement,
nnd gavo tlio Fernio peoplo tho best
nowH tlioy havo had for koiiio time, Ho
Htated that nil the vital points In the
now agreement wero practically Hot-
tied. Ho Informed the nudlonco that
lils company hnd to withdraw from tl*<;
Wostorn Coal Operators Association,
nH that body, or a fraction of it, wiih
Irylng to uso IiIh company as a cut's
paw lo stnrt a strike and trouble
with Iho miners, nnd he would have
nono of thnt. (Cheers.) Ills coin-
pany, ho snld, were ready and anxious
lo close agreements with the men nt,
nny time, nnd ho expected tho officials
of the Miners union to he np nt any
timo to go lulo the agreement. He con,
sldared tlio nn*n would ratify the
agreements iir arrnnged hutween their
official*, nud the Opt-iaion*. niaMiclnt.
Ion. Ho did not nntlilpnte., Mint Hie
mines would be Idle for even n dny,
Ho Hiild Mini Ills company had ten
mliu-H lu operation but that only two
wero whnt wnH known as productive
ones, I.uHt .f.fily wiih Mn! host numih
Mint li Ih compnny had ever experienced illMj Hi It l (lie 0111)1111 vaitu mil -mou
1'iij.'-. :■ ti'.tx; but tl'.-it vv'tliin •> mdriH* pr
six weeks their output would be at
least 6000 tons a dny and beforo the
end of the year would reach 8,000.
"Wo nre," nnld he (i*h Htated In the
t.i'Aft'r *ai)*nn* time nro,t "rolnc to nlsb
Mn* «-'n*-"lloii of 11'no more lolm ovens,
nnd there Ih uo question bnt that we
nro going nhond, we must no forward,
we cannot _o backward. Fernie Is
our centre and will be our mainstay
for years. We expect this city to
grow and o<*ow fast, and have arranged to throw open for subdivision all | ^
the ground available in the northern |^
part o* the city, te that it tit ft onl/;
direction in which the city can grow, j *
He wnnif-il it dlMlti'M*, uiuWmwtd j ♦
that while he could not possibly nt-j **-•>
tend ewry sot lul fun.'''-it DM taW,.-*. ♦
plnco In the city ho was heartily with
them all, and in sympathy with nny
and nil mpves for the betterment and
upbuilding of tho city.,
Dr. Higgins Called
Dr. IHgglns, tho president of tho
Hosmer Hoard of Trade, was next called ujioii nnd mado a very neat Hpeocli
relative to Iho HoHiuer Board of Trade
and hoped Mint all,could work together
to bottor the district,
Cut it Short
A motion wns hero mndo to cut out
any further business, and got. down to
tho concert part, as the hour was gelling line, II. was announced thai the
next regular meeting for the transact"
Ion of hiisliu-HS would he held on Tuesday the ,'IOMi nt the city offices, nnd
any one who hnd not as yot Joined the
Uuni'd was Invited to attend at thai
mooting nnd "ciisli In."
W ,ll .Ross moved n vole of thanks
to the retiring president, Mr. 0, N\
Ross, whom ho said had done sn iniieli
purchased for the smokur.. While this
was In progress tho following artists
rendered , an admirable programme,
\vhlch brought. Ihe evening's entertainment to a close:
Fred Dick: Hell .Song.
W. Il, Itoss, short spoech in which
ho stated thnt Fernio stood third of
nil Hie cltli-K In Hritish Coulmhln. Mr.
Ross' modesty In dealing with his lab*'
ors.on Ferule's hohnlf, wns very touch*
Ing, and extra decoctions of Mllwntmco
fluid hud to be taken to wash It down.
George F, Stevenson sung "If I were
King,"
Mayor Horchmor, speech. Tho Mayor outlined Kome of tlie things he and
his colleagues bad In motion for the
advancement of onr city, Including llio
ownership of the waterworks, and the
procuring of the connection with Fairy
Crefk, also the fouiiul.of Dn: Kla.-ciric
Lighting system.
Mr. Robert!'Webb sung "Sweet Clover,"
.Mr, Dubois wns cnllod upon for a
to bring this hoard up to lis present i speech, but his voice wns bud hh a
live condition, nud also to the secret-i result of n very severe cold nnd ho
nry treasurer, Mr, Varty, who hnd nl-, nsked to be excused till some future
ways been a faithful attendant, Hoth j occasion.
these gentlemen mado filling repll«*H, Mr, Winter, of HoHiuer, sang ihrcn
Two corpulent geiillemcu were Mien; hmuoioiiK Kongs which were well reappointed to attend to the obituary! reived. in*. HlgKln-i nned hh iuc-
of the llnrroll of No, I Sehlilz and' ompnntst for Mr. Winters, ami Mr.
the Iriigrant Haviiiias that had   been  Thompson for the inln-r gentlemen.
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IMPORTANT   ANNOUNCEMENT   BY MR. HURD
I'OKHlbly the most important fenlure of the Itonril of Trade n !•
Il)l» Mils week WIIH the lllllioillireineill  rontnllli'il 111 tli.. h|ni-ili nf ';,.■•,.
Manager Hurd of the Crows .WM Pahh foul Company in regard to
tin; om ennuis roiiteinpliiteil in . nt.iirrtioii with tlie working of tin-
(iti'iii ,*> iiiutiiiti' tJViHii.       lit   ,t,V.>i miii   iln.   in in   liuil uu' iliiuHlliitioil  III
leg.ird to Mn- uIMidiausil of his ■ ompiiiiy from iiV (jper.'iioiH Asho-
diMion, *tfttlng thnt h<- refu««-il io l>*» drawn Into t-tri>',r',"!<-!* v.-!th tb,
inliiern to hcrve the purpose und nlni'i of other loiupiiiilei, opnatliit;
In tin- Pass,    ills further iiniionncementH Hint lu- did not nxpeci the
lillllllfi 'iW  ,»*-    * a*, a*    i. \", ,i>   \,ll   rtluMnn   *,,   ttt,-  il^t i i ill- til h,  1 .1 till*   iih   IIKlM
welcome news Indeed in biiHlnes-s men nnd others whos,.*! welfnn- Is
largely dependent on the steady operntion of the hiIih-h. Tin- report
of Immense addition to the rnpacliy of the rok» oveiiH wiih also <<>n-
flniM'd In no utiferinln inttimer, and that Fertile |h to In- n-ntn- of
unprecedented ncllvilleH thlH summer, nnd for yearn lorome **i*i*iuh to
he the tenor nf Mr. nurd's speecb. '! The miners have ,i il.'in-<e In
their .'(-uiKtlfuilon whenhy they ..ill einu up with any roinpnny. whe-
llii*r tonm-eled wllh tin- Operal'iiV Axwir-latlon or wit fiii,! h,-i,r,
foiih iln- Crown NeM t"i-/rii**an.t Mill opi-sati an ,ui IfirtiprijiMii tun-
rem. !l PAGE TWO
THE   DISTRICT  LEDGER,   FERNIE,  B.C.   MARCH  27  1909
Now  Open
Conducted under the direction of "Proletarian"   ..
Address all matter for this page to "Proletarian" District Ledger
THE   BRITISH   WORKMAN'S
LOT
The above verses which appeared in
the last issue were composed by Mr.
George R. Sims; the well known English journalist; his name was omitted
when setting up. It is a great pity
Miat the old fashioned Hades is losing
its hold upon an increasing sceptial
people—it must be revived If only to
accommodate -'printers and  sich."
THE INDICTMENT OF CAPITALISM
The present system of woalth production, which'we call Capitalism, owing to the fact that capital is the dominant economic force, is supposed to
have existed from the beginning, and
ever shall be," yet, as a matter of
fact, il is only about 600 years old,
having developed out of a former system of property ownership called Feudalism.
The story of the ushering in of
Capitalism does not make pleasant
reading, it is a .record Of horrible
cruelties, says Marx: "In actual history it is notorious that conquest,, enslavement, robbery, murder; briefly,
force plays the great part," and again
"Capital comes dripping from head to
foot, from every-pore, with blood and
dirt."
History records that in the transition period between Feudalism and Capitalism that the church was despoiled of its property, arable land ■ was
turned into sheep runs and the bands
of Feudal retainers broken up. The
serfs were driven from the land, and
by the notorious legislation were forced to become factory workers. Any
person found wandering around in that
period "without visible means of subsistence" was termed a vagabond, and
was branded,with a red hot iron, with
a V on the breast; to refuse to work
was to lose what little freedom the
worker possessed; did he run away
from his master he was branded with
an S on his back, and did he run
away three times he was hanged as
a felon. In the last part of Capital,
Vol. I, dealing with "So-called Primitive Accumulation," Marx deals with
^ie'h~istorici^auses~^Kich~in^ellea~tlie'
men who are homeless) "will sell
themselves for three pence, = or tu-
peuce or a loaf of stale bread." Also
another experience with London tells
of his companion, a carter and a carpenter, both unemployed: "From the
slimy sidewalk they were picking up
bits of orange peel, apple skin and
grape stems and they were eating
them. The pits of greenage plums
they cracked between their teeth for
the kernels inside. They picked up
stray crumbs of bread the size of
poas. apple cores so black and dirty
one would not take them to be apple
cores, and these things these two
men took in their mouths and chewed
them and swallowed them."
, It Was by observing how the workers iri Britain's capital lived whicli has
caused Huxley tojexclaim: "Were the
wrong for any of the people to have
to starve.
That the man who owns the machinery owns the jobs.''
That the man who owns the .jobs
owns the man.
That the man is finding this out,
and when he. "gets wise' then look
out. *    •
'   That  it   shoujd   be   impossible  to
starve if willing to work.
'That, is wrong to produce eight-
eights, keep one eighth and give seven
eights to the idle owners for the privilege of using the machinery
That if one gets only one eighth he
can buy back only one eighth.
That this seven eighths remains on
the capitalists shelves arid gluts the
markets.
That this seven eighths remaining
scorns to think ,of liberty that.does
not include woman as well as man and
children as well as both..
Every blow struck for real liberty is
for all humanity. It is for Socialists
to bring the cause of woman.to tre
front and to proclaim to all the world
that she has long enough been the vie
tim of barbarous cruelty, and discrira-
mination and that the time has come
to recognize her. right to a place side
by side with man in every struggle
that makes for progress and a higher
civilization; side by side with him in
the enjoyment of every right and ev-
Fernie, B. C.
Steam   Heated   Throughout
RATES $2.50 A DAY
J. L. GATES. PROP.
alternative presented to mo I u would
deliberately prefer the life of a savage
to that, of the people of Christian London, and as London is, so is tho wholo
of civilization. ' v       ,
In the United States conditions are
vieing with those in England and misery has claimed millions of people for
its own. Recently we read" about
"Auctioning Off" unemployed men. in
New York, the local, press call it a
novel method of dealing with this n ti-
sance; quite a joke. We in this district have only felt in a very small
degree what the workers are experiencing in congested centres, but— the
same causes which created those conditions elsewhere are now at work
here, it is only a question of time
until" we shall feel the effects fully
ripened.
Capitalism for the. benefit of the
ruling class has created "she" towns
and "he" towns. Thousands of men
and women live lives of enforced celibacy and ■ worse than that by far;
the inability of young men to earn
sufficient to support a family is responsible for the fact that nearly
one million women sell their virtue
like merchandise upon the streets
of the big cities of the world.
The question of dlsease"among the,
workers could be treated' if space
afforded, also the great mortality in
the ranks of young children due to
malnutrition; women are becoming
unfitted for the .function-of motherhood, due to the fact that they are
toiling in factories. -
 That_3yBtem_w.hich_is__re3ponsible
on his shelves is what the capitalists
call over production.
That this surplus in reality is due to
under consumption.
That this glue closes factories, and
causes panics, poverty,' crime tramps
and paupers.
ery opportunity necessary to her complete development, and side by side
with him in all the seats of the te'm-
ple of honor.—Ex.
HEARD  ON  THE  SOAP   BOX
produces capital in the first place hut
reproduces it every day that he
works.
,, All wear and tear of the machinery,
and of the factory as well as the big
wastes of^competition, and the profits
df the capitalists are all* produced by
labor.
From these profits, taken from labor the capitalist builds new factories,, hires more men and robs them
of all they produce except a bare subsistence.
The Socialists believe that if the
laborers are capable of making all
this machinery and operating it, they
are also able to own It in common, ns
tho public schools, fire department,
libraries, water works, streets, bridges
and many other Industries are now
owned—but that would be Socialism-
Exchange.
THE PRODUCTION* OF WEALTH
A. RlZZUTO
J. Crawford
Fernie Livery, Dray^ & Transfer Co.
ICE   FOR   SAX,E
Formerly it required 200 hours of
human labor to place 100 tons of ore
on railroad cars. To-day aided by machinery, two hours of human labor is
sufficient to accomplish the . same
task.
Formerly it required 240 hours of
human labor to transfer 200 tons of
coal from canal boats' to bins 400 feet
distant. To-day machinery will accomplish the same amount of work in 20
hours.
On a bonanza farm in California
wheat was produced at a cost of 3 1-2
cents per bushel.     \
Professor Herzeg of Austria has estimated that 5,000,000 people with the
help of modern rriachinery, would supply a population of 20,000,000 people
with all the necessaries and small luxuries of life by working 11-2 hours
each day.
To-day men make 250,000 brlcits,
where twelve years ago they produced
only 30,000 bricks. •
To-day 850 hands in one factory
produce 225,000,000 matches in a day.
Seventeen years ago 5,000 ; hands in
36 factories- produced only 150,000,000
a day.—The Voice.
new social (?) system forward: "The
discovery of gold and silver in America, the extirpation, enslavement and
entombment in mines of the aboriginal
.population, tho beginning of the conquest of the East Indies, the turning
of Africa into a warren for the commercial hunting of black skins, signalized the rosy dawn of the era of
capitalistic production. ' These idyl-
, lie proceedings are the chief momenta
of primitive accumulation. On their
heals tread the commercial wars of
the European nations with the globe
for a theatre."
With the triumph of machlno production over handicraft, which marked tho industrial revolution,   the rural population   driven from tho land
woro compelled to herd together where
■   largo factories were built. Then camo
into existence that "glorious fnstitu*
tion" of capitalism, called child labor,
-Fleldon. .talis"'us:   Tho  small  nimble
fingers of littlo children being so very
far In request, the custom instantly
sprang up of procuring apprentices (?)
from tho different parish workhouses
,   of London, Birmingham and elsewhere.
Many, mnny thousands of thoso littlo
hapless creatures wore sent down Into
tho north, being from tho nge of 7 to
tho age ot 14 yoar old. * * * Cruelties, tho most, heart rending,    wero
practised upon these unoffending, little frlendloss croaturos who wore thus
consigned   to  the  charge  of  master
mnnttfacturors;  thoy were harrassod
lo tho brink of doath .by oxcohs of
labor * * * thoy woro In many cases
stnrvod lo tho bono wlillo flogged to
tliolr work and * * oven In somo In*
Btnncos * * woro driven to commit
sulnlde." Fleldon I. C. P.P.S. *>, fi.
Ono could go on and quote pngo nftor pngo, flllod wllh the story of tho
Bufferings of society's "under dogs" on
which nil our honstod ndvaucomont.
nnd oohlovomoiilB have boon made
poHHlblo.
Tho onward sweep    of Cnpllullsm
loft misery and    degrodntlon    lu Kb
wake, Hideous slruoluroH, great blot*
(■lies upon I lm earth, called cities lmvo
hemi built  In  which  the Inhabit mils
live divided by cIuhh dlBllncllons --
knowing'only llm law of th« survival
of the flthiHt,     (Son-M-hl Booth states:
"Thore Ih a slnndlng army of unemployed lu London, Knglnnd, which In
MnioH of Industrial depression Is   In*
creaned to 100,000, and within n radius of flvo miles from Mm Strand i'O,*
000 prostitutes ply for hire."      .lack
Loudon   In Ills book, 'Tnoplo of   the
Abyss," In which ho relnu-s IiIh oxpi-rl*
onco In the undor world of London,
',;, th-   ".uv.v.vv nf 1 ■'''''  ■■"''■ of mnrlfd
prmtpcrltv, says, "One million, eight
hundred thousand In London live on
the poverty line and below It, and another million with on.- w.-ok's wages
bjtwiii'ii them and pauperism .  .  .  .
ono ndult In overy four iIIoh on public
for such conditions as depicted above
must.of necessity be replaced by one
which will enable humanity to advance to'a higher plane.
The indictment of Capitalism is—
That after thousands of years of struggle, wrestling from nature her secrets
and harnessing her forces which have
added materially to social wealth,
society knows of no other laws than
those of the jungle.
Millions of our race are condemned
to life long misery, degradation, slavery and disease." All our boasted
achievements have only benefitted a
small portion of humanity while hunger has ever dogged the footsteps of
Labor.   ,
The Socialist-'declares that Society
as a whole must own the means of
wealth production as collective property which nre used collectively.
•Economic freedom must bo the heritage of tho human family and to
usher ln the new ora is tho historic
mission of the working class:
"A brighter morn ayalts the human
day,
Whon poverty and wealth and thirst
of fame
Tho fear of Infamy,    disease   nnd
woo
Wnr,   with Ub million horrors,   and
florco boll
'Shall   live but in the memory of
tlmo."
THE FATIGUE OF METAL
the value of a work*..1 a, man is best
iil-istrated by the,advice of the old
lady io the boy who had a bad cold
in Lis head: !*.
"T'row it away, Jamesy, t'row ' it
away   for God'll give ye plenty more
o' them.""
* * *
'Now, I'll give you a square.deal;
you'may have your choice. I'll take
Mio turkey arid you take the crow,
or you choose the crow and I'll have
the turkey. Which will you have?"
» * *
, (Before the wan.-) Master—Sambo
didn't I tell you to replace the top of
that chimney? 7  " *
Slave*. Deed you did massa; but—
den	
Master: No huts; will you do as
you are told or will I tan your hide
for you?
Slave: Now massa, if you means it;
I'll hatter do it but sposen I break
my naik how much would ■ you be
out? "        -..-'.
Master: Why, you'd sell for ?1000
or so. ,.   ,
Slave:-  Den massa, you get dat Irishman down de road and ef, he braik
his naik it won cost you a cent!
* * *
, When I was a little boy I once
pinched a" cat's tail and got scratched.
Grandpa., said "Next time pinch two
cats tails
I told him "Not on your life." -
But he at last persuaded me to
pinch two' cats. at once - and do ' you
kim~'*v^hey~clawed each other. Now?
something is pinching you, half of you
:say it is the Democrats, etc.
If you have a job" you also have a
tramp., If there was not some man
out of work and ready to take your
place, then your wages would be much
higher.
If Socialism' prevailed, instead of
forming bread lines and eating out of
dinner-pails the workers of the world
would eat at home, enjoying good
meals. *• '"
Instead of having an army of unemployed which it ,has to hide and kill
off under the pretext that they are
vagrants, Socialism would provide employment for all, and no one man in all
the world would ever have to miss a
meal. ..
Contracts Taken
Including Stump Pulling, Land Clearing and Ploughing,
figure on your next job
Let us
Rubber Tired Buggies, New Turnouts
RlZZUTO & CRAWFORD
BILLY WHEELWORFS SECOND
TAWK  ON  SOSHULISM     7
LAY   ON   MACDUFF!
A woll known Socialist wrltos mo to
tho effect that a statomont which appeared lu an nrtlelo written for this
pngo is not correct.
The statomont was; Tho capitalist
cIiihh obtained ownership of tho meiuiB
of production, etc, "by legal methods"
nnd It Is the phriiBo lognl mothods that
Is objected to,
So you boo, Just ono wcok lator aftor Hinting "I know It all" I am confounded by a brother "Red," lint—*
"legal methods" I maintain wore the
only methods by which Cnpltullmu
could obtain ownership "f lho monns
of wealth production otherwise capitalism would have disappeared ore
thin.
Anyhow, I hero In room for iIIhciib*
bIoii and spaeu is at. the dlHpoi-.nl of
the i|Ui-Blutn.*r,
Invitations are ont for tho "Artnug*
eddi-nn," Come through!
(By Otto McFeely)
"Machinery'needs rest," said my'
friend the consulting mechanical engineer, "and1 in every large plant this
rest is a subject of discussion. It
means dollars and cents to tho stockholders and the men in charge of the
plant to arrange the rest of the machines in order to increase dividends
and make themselves stronger with
the directors."
In many'cases that havo come under my observation, he continued, the
machinery has been run at a higher
rate of speed, increasing the amount
tho hands had to turn out. Just now
whon there are more mon than jobs
and the unions aro not able to cause
any trouble we can speed up the machines greater than ever. The tlmo
gained on the job ln this way makes
It possible for tho mnchinos to bo idle
for a week or so. * This gives the metal rest, prolongs its lite and incroasos
Its efficiency during tho tlmo lt Is In
operation."
"Do tho hnndB get* paid whilo tho
machines rest?" I asked, being from
Mars, nnd not. nccustomod with tho
ways of this gerut oarth,
"Pay tho hands whon thoy don't
work?" ho ropeatod In astonishment,
"That question Is nbsurd."
"Woll I just asked," I put In somo
what Injured by tho tono of his super*
'lor Intolllgonco,"
"It Booms to mo that tho mon who
run tho fast machlnoB and Increase
tho product should havo somo rost
with pay," I arguod ln my foolish
way.
The engineer only laughed at tho
Idea,
"Tho men don't own tho machinery.
Thoy don't havo nny money In tho
plant and they hnvo nothing to tniy
about the product. Thoro aro plenty
of mon. Thoy don't cost, tho stockholders a cont, but Mm manhlnos do
cost, and cost n lot of monoy,"
HARDWARE
Soldier to negro in 1864:, Say, Saih,
don't you want to enlist as a soldier
and help to gain your freedom?,
Sam—Is. the Yanks fighting for to
free us and the Johnnies to keep us
slaves?    •'.
■ Soldier: That's it exactly. They are
lighting over you and your race.
Sam—Say boss', did you evah see
two dogs fight obei* a hone? .Nevah
saw do bone fight did you?
(When capitalists want war to see
who will skin a part of the working
class, remember. you are a bone of
contention.)        !'
WHO  CREATES  CAPITAL?
80CIALI8M AND WOMAN
EXPERT ADVICE
l.iitlor: Pardon MiIh iiin-rrupuoii, fir
bill, Ill-it-.* in il •.Jc'-l'Mtl'''* ol Mil' lllii-lj)
ployed walling for you nt the door."
Illg Capitalist: Toll tho people to go
home qulntly (dralnB a glasB of clwm-
pagnohipooplo In thla world can got
.,><.*.i*»-,r.u'in   tlio inn vnrv well  without work
I find It so."
-ut lmit-t
i
hospital or tho UBylum."
Cold figure!* do not touch tho Imagination, and In order to realize tho
depths to which humanity Is compelled to descend by an Insane system,
^".-ISE "XLZ it.;!"  ,r«i,uMon iu,d exchengoslmuld lie own
SOCIALISTS SAY
That the means nf production, ills
HmrchfailH acrosH Hpllallfld's Garden ed by the people forDm In-m-llt of all
IS ff lb' Hhmlows of Christ's -hutch! who labor and not for the honoflt of
•il 3 o'elivk In 'he nftenioon I    saw ■ tho ldl« tuw
Tho following flno paBBago Is quoted
from the hrllllnnt. Franklin II. Wont-
worth:
II has now come to pass without, nny
Initiative on our part, that ovory of-
fort, made towards froodom on tho part
or women to-ilny Ih branded (is Socialism by tlm uiiBympnthotlc press.
Whothor wo will, thon or whothor
>i. w"! '.'.i'l tV.e c'Vtnn of wornm,*"*! em*
iitiflpntlon "is to bo placed upon the
Hhouldors of tho Socialist, Capitalism
putB It thoro, nnd wo have no other
choice but to assume the snored bur-
don, I, for ono, am proud nnd glnd
tlmt. It Hhould bo so,
..    ...... -,.   u »i,.m frin )Ninrh'
In Joy Indeed, but to fool, thrilling
through ovory nerve, that every blow
we Hlrlko for mnn Ib nt Inst, a blow
for womon, too; this throws nbout our
quest tho (julcUonluB light or rpmnnoi*
and chlvaltry, nnd turnB tho clnss*
enm.olnuH workman fighting for nm
i-ntiso Into n Galahad, a Pnrslfal, a
l-nli-lir of tho Holy Grail!"
This Is a gem of true eloquence
Wontworth Is at his
"But," says tho plute .irguer, ■ ",1<,
not capitalists furnish the capital and
should not, therefore,, all tho profits
go to thom? In fact If ,lt woro not for'
tho capitalists tho people would have
to star/d."
Lot us seo, A hundred years ago
a weaver used a hand loom with
which ho could weave only flvo or six
yards a day.
Now ono person handles thirty two
modern weaving mnchinos, each of
which can weave moro than four hundred yards of cloth por day, or n total of twelve thousand olght hundred
ynrds,
Mnny othor Industries show a still
grentor productive powor ovor hnnd
work.
A laboror goon into n modern fnc*
tory of this kind nnd In tho first half
hour ho produces moro than throo
tlmos tho goods ho could havo produced In a day with tho old hand tools
of ono hundred years ngo, In tho first
half hour ho has prodticod moro than
his day's wogOB.
lint boforo ho gets tho opportunity
to uho Mioho tools lo produce htfl own
living, ho Is compollod to'ontor Into a
contract to work for hIx, olght or ton
hoiii'H longer, During the second half
hour ho produced enough to pay for
his Bhnrii of tho managomciit, wear
and tear of thn factory, tho now ma
i
ishlnory required nnd nil othor iiocoh*
snry oporntlng oxpoimos.
Aftor working long enough to moot
nil Mm nbovo ItomH he contlnuos to
work on aud on to mnko profits for
lho Idle capitalists who porhaps lives
In Kurope hobnobbing with royalty,
nml buying a worthless duko for flf*
toon or twenty millions and presenting
lilm to his daughtor who lator dlvorcoB
Good mornin Billy.
Good mornin' Harry, oi promised
thee last weeki to tell thee summat-
moar abaht Soshulism but, noa daht
tha's beean doin' sum thinkin thisen
soa nah's thi chonce to ax fur infur-
mashun cos if a chap wants to know
owt he's go to go ferretin it' aht— «
Tha doesn't' neead to gie me ony
advice on that scoar Billy, an' if tha
art as,full o' pashuns.as oi'm a questions fucher generations owf ,to build
a monument wi a pictcher o' Patience
at toppen It an' thi name at f bottom
—Ol wor tawkin' t'other day to owd
Jock McPhersbn abaht this subjec an'
he begun to tell man' at we'd ha to
change-human-natur-an-at-same-time
sed as Jesus Christ,.wor a Soshulist,
oi teld him oi thowt he wor off becoase
nobudy knew nowt abaht it i' them
days.. . ■-
Tha't reight Harry, you meight'just
as weel say he wor an electrishun or
an engin driver t'ony thing at yoa can
say he wor an agitator an' every Soshulist is-moar or less an agitator in
other, words, you can say every Sosh-
lulst is an agitator but every agitator
Isn't a Soshulist. As for, changln'
human nature that depends a good
deal ont'stummlck., Ha is t'crime
increases ,i t kowd weather an' falls off
1 t'* summer time? Simply becoase
wark is harder to get an' as self pre*
servaBhun is t' fust law o' natur they
steeal but Is lt ther natur, If soa why
didn't thoy tnk It In V summer?
Noa lad t' argymenta     sum fowk
bring aht are varry funny:
"Jesus Christ wor a Soshulist."    '
"Soshulism Is a' twin brother o' anarchism."
"It's a gloroeous droeara that Is beyond ub." „
"It wud rodooce us to a dead lovol.'
"That lt moans V upsottln   o'   all
law." ,    ,
Those nro on n fow o t' objections
Ol hoard but 1' nlno ensos aht o' ten
ah lad I' nlnoty nlno cases aht on a
hundort theso chaps hoar Bumboddy'B
olso who Is satlBilod   wl'   things as
thoy 'ar male uso o' thoso expressions
nn' poll parrt. lolko ropooats 'em wl'aht
oxamlnln' t' subject for hissen    an'
whotlo olm tawkin, Harry ol want thoo
to rond somo o' t'lltorachoor   what's
boon written by Soshulist authors.    >•
Ol noatlcod In a owd country papor
t 'othor day trior wor a spalker who
wor tawkin abaht lt nod lt "wor mado
l' Jnrmany" tryin' I' that round to stir
up a fool In' agon t' Dutchman,   but.
thnt gnmo doesn't hnve as much   In*
flooonco as It. nsotor bocooiifio workln'
chaps I' t' dlfforont countrlos Ib   be*
glnnln' to get, thoolr oon opponod to
t' fact, as t' IntoroBt o' t'    workln'
clasB Is not divided bl t' goograffy. If
thoro's ony trubhlo t* gaffers doan't
koor what color or niiHliunnllty n man
Is so long as he'll do thoir blddtn'.
Capitalism Ih world wide an son Ih
KOHlmllHm, Ono mooaiiH u fow shnll
control everything an' t' halanuo o' t'
world wnrU for wages, whollo tot hor
moatiH nl. society shall bo operated for
t' good o everybody as does his share—
In Rngland SashullHin Ih "made 1'
Jurmany" an' thoroforo Bhuddn't bo
nllad In t' country, In Jnrmany t'
KalHor hoz It'a French wot tiro Join
It. In,, Frntico U'b boot on t1 other
fool, wholl on' this continent Its "for*
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THERE are certain things
 that-arejmpossibleJo.
', say about one's self. For,
instance, your character,
" the. esteem you hold 'for,
your business, your integrity':
—these are things that can
not be advertised. But you
can suggest-them through
■■ the use '.of good business
stationery.
-   You may be interested in our samples.   May we show
them?
District
Ledger
o' eduenshun It'll grow rppldly bo-
soles—Ivory Irgnnlsm hns within itsen
tho germs of Its own destruction.
Noxt tolmo, ol'll toll thoo-abaht t'
sprond o' theso "pornlshus doctrines"
In dlfforont countries so nah horo's t'
tipple so wo mun shut up und got
roadnh to goa Insolde.
WHY WOMEN SHOULD BE SOCIALISTS
the worthloBB Hiiob. ...    , „ ...
So -.ni i.c-0 Mittt thu laborer not only wiV not be rtahned an viV V nprenfl
Hft      l\_M H ^^-w-&*^& %sm JimI M%i_w        lUMk%l* li ^ft-a-**** ^niiMtf^ '**»' •* ~-**ti>*w****■*■*■*•*-*■*••*****■'
5!m of the\|"um? (not depraved wo* than wo can use, It Is unnecessary and .. f
ro.:dom of man, woman nnd child. Hn
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chronic lung trouble? There is a medicine made for just
these cases—Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. Your doctor knows
all about it. Ask him what he thinks of it No medicine
can ever take the place of your doctor. Keep in close
touch with him, consult him frequently, farust him fully.
No alcohol In this cough medicine.  /. c.Auer CcLotceltMan.
try
,y*W»PllU.  Suaw-CMted.   AllvejeUbte.   Act directly on th« llvtr.  CenUylJU*.
(iv*. Dow, only w pllL  Sold for newly ibrty yean. Aik your doctor uwut torn.
From tlmo Immemorial woman has
boon man's social Inferior, All renders of history nro fnmlllar with tho so*
clnl status of tho women of ancient
Grooco and Rome, In thoso countrlos
In tho early ngoH tho lot of tho fomalo
box was unonvinblo, ,Tho supposition was taught nnd nccoptod Mint tho
only useful function falling to woman's
lot wan tho roaring of malo chlldron.
To such an extent was Mils theory ao*
coptod that all who woro so imfortun*
nto as to bo found guilty of bearing
daughters woro shunned nnd tlosplsotl
ub bolng unfit,unltB In socloty, whilo
tho mothorB of mnlo chlldron woro Idol*
Ixod bocauso througlrtliem It was
possible to continue thn wars. Bo
Miobo mnlo chlldron wore carefully
iiourlnhoi! und ovory oncounigomont
glvon tho womon who could produce
tho Biimo nox ns hor husband, That
state of socloty hns happily passed.
Although no longer Is woman's iiBoful*
noss doflnod nccordlug to tho box of
hor offspring, yot Bho romalim still
at tho bottom of tho social laddar,
ovon In this onlightonod ngo,
How,many thousands of womon nro
nt work In tho factories, shops nud
wnrohousoH, without u voicu in haying
how ihey ahall lie prolected when ro
omployed?
Again, how many of thom aro thoro
who fool tho Iron hool of unemployment, whether maid or wlfo? Tho
grentost ovll of this systom to many
a womnn Is child labor, J'lcuiro, it
you enn tho tondor enro a mothor bo-
stows on hor child in Infancy, and sow
tho samo child a fow yonrs Intor grind-
Inn Its littlo soul out whilo Its father
goes ldl.6 Tho romping Infant of n
short tlmo ngo Is now producing tlm
wonlth and profits. In fact to auch
nn oxtont thnt Instead of bolng full of
lifo und uumgy It ictuiiiu each day a
partial wreck, ready to drop with fa-
tlguo. No moro frolics In thnt youthful breast; capitalism has claimed Us
tribute and has received Its reward ln
subservient humanity.
To touch upon   tho   liquor   traffic,
from a woman's vlow, Is, to Bay the
least, superfluous, ,   A wlfo is supposed to keep the home running whothor .
wages como or not.
All these conditions point to ono
goal, viz,, that sho Is tho slavo of tho
slaves, and Bho cannot dony It. All
those Bhacklos aro accoptod as "hor"
lot.
A raising ot tho masculine headgear
is apparently proforablo to socinl froodom for horsolf nnd family.-Tho cry
is hoard thnt.lt is unwomanly to du
mnnd n volco" In tho government of
horself and chlldron, whilo thoso who
uphold prosont conditions malm ami
kill hor main support, und thuu offer
prostitution as compensation for hoc
llfo'B sacrifice, With thn nld of tho
franchiso oxtondod to womon, mnny,
If not nil of tho prosont domestic evils
which tall so heavily on tho fomalo
shouldors, could bo eliminated with
hor couiiboI, Tho Socialists are tho
only political party that oxtonds equal
political froodom, Irrespective of raco
color, crood or box. That Is why
women should ho Socialists,
JOHN C. TUHNISR
Prof, H. A. Howell of Havana, Cuba
Recommend! ChamUerlaln's Cough
Remedy
"As long ngo ns I can romomvor my
mothor was n faithful user and frlond
of Chaniboiinln'H Cough Homody, but
novor lu my lifo havo I roallitod its
truo value until now," writes Prof. H.
A  Ila/VlCil   Ui   llaMtl'.l'al   A ll I a. J I l,lU.   dytlUul
In TItivntm, Cuhn. "On the nlpht of
February 3 our baby was taken sink
with a vory sovoro cqltl, tho noxt day
ho wns worse nnd lho night following
his condition was sm/louu, Ho could
not Ilo down and It was uocbusary to
irn.b Mm in v.n." hunt, ovi-ity mouitsia.
Evon thon his breathing was difficult.
I dtd not think ho would loavo until
tho morning. At last I. thought of my
mother's remody, Chamborlnln'n Cough
Remody, which wo gn-vo, and It afforded prompt rollof, and now, throo days
later he haa fully recovered, Under
tho clreumstancos I would not hosltnla
n moment In snylnu Mint Ohnmborlnlnii
Cough Remedy, aud that only saved
tho lifo of our denr littlo boy." For
tale by all druggists. , THE   DISTRICT   LEDGER,   RERNIE, B.C..MARCH  271909
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DURING WEEK
Free Press Take Another Fall at
The Ledger—Printer's Clean
''»,■•' .       .
Up  The   Carpenters
FREE PRESS
Wallace  ... ."  620
Whimster ■  439
Gorle.  ...  ...   '.".  "425
■Volume \.....\.  420
Robertson  ...   ...   ...   ...   ....    379
/ ■        ■ 	
Total   ... ...  2283
■  i_c nn c o -
 : . . ■ ^.» waa,fc». a =-, '~   —'
Buckley ... V  511
Kennedy .::"... .'..„...' ....... 511
Stanley ...   ...  ...    475
Woodhouse .'.......  397
Kirkpatrick ... ................ .371
Total  ... ... .°.. ." 2265
Majority for Free Press 18.
At the risk of becoming mohotlnons
and wearing, we arise to announce to
an expectant public that the last of
the series for the championship of the
western hemisphere was won by* our
friends the enemy.
The supporters of Toryism have
demonstrated that they can bowl better than tho sports who earn their liver nnd rice from tho production of this
old Rng of Freedom,' several tlmos
now, so wo must conclude thnt tho
meteoric cnreer of our bowling team
hns como to nn untimely end.
John Wallace crawled out of his
denth bed, nnd wnlloped out moro pins
thnn moat two of our worthies could
nogotlnte nnd to his dying efforts Is
duo our downfnll.
•Mr, 22 Karat Whimster Is not tho
Whimster of old, Ho Is said to bo
worrying about tho advnnced prices of
breakfast foods nnd "other' things —
mostly othor things.
Mr, John Box Volumo had n sort
of "Hoavon Is My Homo" expression,
which ho mnlntnlned throughout tho
gnme. Tho frenzied flnnnco connected with nowspapor lifo Is starting to
toll on lilm. John sigha nt tlmo for
tho old barn ynrd, tho fan tnll cnlves,
tho Dcrkshlro chickens mid tho Shorthorn goeso—bog pardon, didn't monn
to mention tho gooso.
(lorlo Is spending n big bunch of his
hard earned monoy In learning tho
game, At MmOs ho's good, nt times
ho's. bnd, Throo figures comas quito
easy now, and In tho last gnmo ho picked tho editor In chief by 5,
Jnmcn RohortHon misses his sldo*
, kick, tho Colonel, who hat* blossomed
ont ns u blooming capitalist on thn
const, Jim lind hin vest arid collar
off nnd wns quito oxcltod, Ho woro
tho coilnr ou Sunday.
Our thnnks nro duo to tho spectators
for tho kindly spirit in which thoy
hnvo put. up with tho gamoR.
Wo bowl nH a pm*tlmo, Just ns Carnegie and Rockofollor piny golf for
fun, If Wo bowled for a living tt
would ho 23 nnd six fool, of mud fm
ours.
PRESIDENT LEWIS
Issues Circular Letter to Miners-
Eight Hour Day Should be
Celebrated
NEWSPAPER TEAM
Wallace .'• 631
Kennedy  fin
Whimster  504
Buckley  ...  499
Stanley^ ...  467
Total   ...        2618
UNITED BROTHERHOOD C.  and J.
Evans ;...•,.' ' '." 549
Burgess .......... ...1      536
Sunderland ...  .'..- 77     513
McLachlan    .,   '492
McDonald * . ,v    **.■.7. *.*.***;     404
7 '; -     •'■'"' 2494
The team representing the diffusers
of knowledge in'general was thus declared to be the winner, by a margin
of 124.   ■
, Before we forget, speaking for the
Ledger bunch on the team, il was
sure a peculiar and pleasing sensation to be able to look cocky after the
game, and bo free to leave tho building without departing with any of our
chattels to pay for tho game,
Mr. Southpaw Evans has been bowl*
Ing ovor Binco ho was ablo to count up
to ton on* his fingers taking in his two
thumbs, and is used to playing with
tho big chaps who laugh at 180. Mr.
Evans was thoro with a brand now assortment of motions, but 148 was tho
boBt. tho could do for tho chicken
houso architects.
McLachlan (this, is not a French
name) advocatos tho simple mothod
of putting his feet In the trough and
trusting to luck. Ho halls from Nova
Scotia and has tho mush and haggis
sticking out all ovor him.
McDonald, tho man with tho smile,
also follows the occupation of Noah,
only wo havo no record of Noah bowl*
Ing as a pautlmo. \Vo must congratulate Mac on an nvorngo of ovor'a hundred, which wns good considering tho
hundreds and hundreds who woro oyo*
ing his peculiar motions,
Sundorland started out strong, hut
dwindled away towards tho ond. Ilo
Is probably ono of the neatost howlnra
that visits tho alloy and no doubt was
"talked" out of Bovernl shots,
Hurgoss was spotted as Mm big fly
whoel of tho onomy, and mado tho
high score for ono gnmo of tho evening: 189, Ho took several trips in a
toy bnloon, which dooH not conduco to
high scores,
Frank Shaw floundorod around llko
n mnn In tho Inst stngnn of St. Vitus
dnnco, nnd tho day after tho gnmo
wandered Into our siinctum with a
sort of "Lend Kindly Light" expression
on his face, He mnde tho stnb that
If ho had boon bowling with his crew
tho score would havo boon different,
Wo asHiirod him thnt lt wns hnd
enough without him making It any
worse,
Tho Carpontors suro hnd tho crowd,
but when you lmvo Mio goods to deliver It doesn't, mnko much difference
whother you' nro popular or not, so long
*t yon mako tho blur nnlHe on thn figure
board.
' ; Indianapolis, Ind, March 18
To "the Officers and Members of   the
United Mine Workers of America:
^Brothers: ~r
Our annual, district and sub-district
conventions will soon be oyer. The legislative work affecting"tiie organization work this year will then be completed. „ - The policies governing our
Union will be agreed upon and the
work of building up and extending the
power and usefulness of the United
Mine Workers should be continued
with renewed effort.
- The demoralized condition of various industries the past two years
should be a warning and a.lesson to
every mine worker. Wage reductions
and chaos in the mining industry have
been' prevented because we are organized and for no other reason. We are
fortunate that we have but few wage
agreements to negotiate this year.
Every member of the United Mine
Workers should feel that he" has an
individual responsibility in making tbe
organization a success. • The officers
of the organization can advise you'but
to be successful the membership must
bo active.
You are probably, aware that there
is trouble of a local character in several of our districts. Every possible
effort should be made to have all grievances promptly adjusted. Every assistance should bo given to the sub-
district and district as well as the Na-
ational officers to adjust any disputes
that exist now or may take place during the year.
The laws of the United Mine Workers should be respected in every detail.
Every, effort should .be made on our
part to avoid any trouble. • If possible keep the ,mines ln operation
pending the adjustment of any local
trouble. If a mine manager attempts
to take advantage of the terms of our
wage contracts make a note bf that
fact and,promptly report It to those
who are authorized to have the matter adjusted. My advice is not to act
hastily but be.sure you are right at
all times.
We have no time or energy to waste
in petty kuarrels or fault finding in our
own ranks. Our entire aim should
be devoted to strengthening the organization, to encouraging each other
to become more1 active members, to
attending the meetings of the local
unions and to studying the laws and
the terms of the contracts governing
the employment of our members in
the mines.
If each of us will, do his part, the
United Mine Workers, at'the end of
the- present year will be greater in
numbers, more useful in its usefulness
and more effective in solving the problems affecting the interests of ■ the
mine^ workers^ of the country. Let
Web-^feeriiis^lMiTiaua^rTisponsibiilty
and let us all work for the success of
the organization as this will mean the
success of every Individual'union member.
.   .   Yours very truly,
T. L.' LEWIS,
President U. M. W. of A.
IMPORTANT RESOLUTION
Passed by.Annual Conference   of
*«. \
Labor Party Calling for
. Conference
The.foliowin'g circular letter was received for publication, dated from 28
Victoria street, London.'S.'W.
March 10.
Dear Sir:     ' , .,
The following resolution was unanimously carried at the annual conference of the Labor party which was re-(
cently held at Portsmouth!
"This conference authorises the executive to enter into communication
with the Labor and Socialist organizations within the British Dominions to
ascertain whether they favor the holding of an all-British Labor conference
in 1910 to consider matters of interest
common *, to the -working class in all
parts, and empowers it to proceed
with the arrangements if the replies
justifies such action."
The Colonial conference will be held
in 1910 In the ordinary course and it
has long been felt desirable'by us thnt
concurrently witji this conference-
there should be one representative of
all the Labor and Socialist organizations in the Empire, meeting to discuss
imperial concerns and policies H
whicb these organizations have a common interest;
Before arrangements can be made
for.the holding of such a conference
it will be necessary for tho Labor party to know what response is likely to
be given to the invitation conveyed in
the resolution. I therefore, hope
you will be good enough to publish
this in your next issue and that secretaries of organizations interested
may draw the attention of their executives to it and communicate the result
to me at the very earliest possible moment.
Yours faithfully,
J. RAMSAY M'DONALD..
.   '  ' i        Secretary.
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EX-SECRETARY ARRESTED
SERIOUS STRIKE
,1lt
iUV   TuOUiiltaj.  wOkuiCl"*   .lkl\.   HOVI
Acting m Striko Breakers in
Franco
PARIS, March 24—About four thou*
(sand soldiers aro at work sorting or
delivering lettors or escorting tho non
striking carriers who nro still making their rounds.
In the provinces tho striko Is constantly sccurlne new additions aad to
many of the largo counties the tie-up
Is comntei*.
The strike lenders clnlm that victory
Is within their grasp, Iluslncss houses
aro using special messengers to mnin*
tntn     liflrf,.,.,,,,tf.', Iir...     ,,,111.      M...     ...,,L
  ',.      .....     .....     tf. I. ,,,.
ccs as well as points outsldo of tho
Emplro.
Tho govornment hns proposed a
bill to oxtond tho tlmo on flnnnclal
papor until tho state aarvlccs aro normal again.
Indianapolis, March 18    1909
To the Officers and Members of   the
United Mine Workers of America.
Greeting:
You are .aware that April 1st is the
anniversary of the establishment of
the eight hour work day in the mining
industry of this country,    .
It is true thnt the eight,hour day
has not been established in all of the
mining States, and this is duo to tho
folluro of the mine workors to become
thoroughly organized.
April lst should bo celobrated in evory mining town In tho country as the
anniversary of the eight hour work
day. It should bo colebrated whore
tho eight hour work day exists as a
reminder of tho peacotul vWoiy He-
cured by organized effort. It. should
bo celebrated whero it has not beon
established as a reminder thnt wo will
not bo sntlsfled until tho eight hour
day has beon recognized as tho universal work day.
As mombors of tho United Mino
Workers you aro advised to mako April lst a holldny and to refrain from
working on that pnrtlculnr day. Moot*
Ings should bo hold In ovory mining
town In tho country olthor during tho
day or ln tho evening. If you aro
unablo to got speakers of nntlonnl pro*
mlnonco bo suro and hnvo nomo ono to
discuss tho labor question on thnt
(Into,
With tho hopo thnt tho anniversary
of tho olght hour day will bo ltttlngly
observed on April 1st In evory mining
district of tho country, I romnin
Frntorually nnd yours truly,*
T. 1.. LEWIS,
Prosldont U, M. W. of A.
HOW TO TEMPER OOPPER
A Wago Slavo Claims ho Has Discovered a long lo&t Art
—Succossful Trials
HE 13   CHARGED WITH STEALING
A LARGE SUM FROM THE
CLUB'
SEATTLE, March 25—HB. Hulbert
former secretary of the Vancouver
club of Vancouver, was arrested here
to-day charged with, misappropriating
$1500 of the club .'funds. He was
placed in the King county jail and will
be taken back to Vancouver to-morrow.
Hulbert's arrest was made on telegraphic advices from Chas. Mulhern,
inspector of „the Vancouver police.".
Hulbert came to Seattle about two
weeks ago and .was registered at* the
Washington hotel.'. He was at his
apartments-with-his-wife-this-morning-
when he was placed under arrest. •
Hulbert stated this morning that before heturned^over his^office,to .his
successor his books were audited and
were found to be correct in every detail.
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HEROIC ENGINEER IS DEAD
Blew Whistle as He Rode to his
Death—Runaway Train
the Cause
COMO, Col., March 25—An ore train
on the (Colorado and Southern Railroad, composed of sixteen loaded cars
got beyond control last night on the
steep grade from BoreaB Pass on the
crest of Continental divide and jumped the track at a sharp'* curve while
going at tho rato of ninety miles an
hour. , Engineer Schwartz, who fituck
to his englno in a horolc effort to stop
the train waB instantly killed. The
other mombors of tlio train crew all
Jumped from tho train when they
realized that it was beyond their
control.
So great was the momentum of the
train when It left tlio truck that tho
cars and englno woro piled In a heap
of scrap forty feet from tlio right-of-
way. When Schwartz realized that
the train was beyond control ho grasped the whlstlo cord and all tlio way
down tho steep grade of seven milos
ho kept sounding sharp blasts of
warning. Schwartz wont to death
with the whistle cord In IiIh hand,
GREY TO SUCCEED MINTO
As Viceroy of India—Correspond.
ent Gives Credence, to a
Rumor
LONDON, Mnrch St"*—Tho London
correspondent of tlio Yorkshire Post
of LecdB, snys ho Iiiih hoard a nirnor,
for whicli lio hnfl reason to bollovo
thero Ih some foundation, thai Karl
Clrey will succeed Lord Minto in India.
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turb -application and tt quick euro U
certain.   Por nnl*} by nil ffrurj-jluta.
HALIFAX, N.8. Mnrch 24—A Iln!*
IfiiK founder Ih snld to havo discovered (lie lrtHt art of lutnpurliiK copper
nnd Ih nbout to promote n compnny to
mnko furl lior oxporlincnlH along UiIh
lino,     .'"or   somo yenrH ho hn« boon
•j.,!,J   <-JH)C(liin;'lull(i   rill',   lit*   ln**>    hiljb
be hfiR tho correct r.y,*lPtn. Me h.*1* burdened n plocn of copper nnd mnde a
razor with n keener edge tlmn the
best stuelo would mako. IilockH of
copper lmvo boen tempered that ure
harder to fllo thnn Iron.
JACK JOHNSON SIGNED UP
CIHCAOO, March 26-H took Hugh
.Mcintosh, tho Aimtrnllnn fight promoter, only n fow mlnutea to got Jnck
Johnaon, tho heavy weight, champion
of the -world to cor-M-nt to fight Jeff-
rlea, tho retired champion for n purno
of fBO.OOO.
After Johnson exiireUHvil hlnmelf at
perfectly satisfied with tho terma offered by Mclntoali he fclgned an ft/free*
ment.
Tho promoter U certain that ho can
got Jeffrie* and that the lit; fight will
be ou won.
POLICEMAN SHOT TOO SOON
Young Workman Killed in Mistake
for Robbor—Sad Features of
Traffody
CHICAUO, March 21—A fragile worn.-..* with an eight month old child Ih
iu-4-t.y luourmng wi<- Ions of tier, ihik*
Vnnd, .b,\n-ri)i Finn, % yimt, /.•J.,, ui,.,
Hoh dond hcrnum* Alexander Hcolt, a
policeman, mistook lilm for 'PlrklfV
Gilroy, a HtiHpected robber, nnd shot
him.
Immediately 8ft"P Urn kllllnt* Hen,,
lui'u/fi) his inlHiiike, noll'le-l )j|« <>•/-,.
tion, surrendered and waa held In
custody pending Dm cororior'n Inves*
tlgntlon.
When ho wns informer) that the
widow of the victim with her child In
hor arms, wna wondering why her hua-
I'liiul did not corn>' home to supper he
waa overcome. It wna nomo tlmo before he cuulit .•i.i.*..lii ilia) t*,iou''iij( in
detail.
Ho aald ho fiw-d upon Finn when he
refuted when ordered to surrender,
and had made a motion aa if to draw
a weapon.
Ollroj- la much older than tbe man
**l.<jrM> llf«* waa •-n...-*,.
 ^WE_ONLY_SELL-THE-BEST-OF-EVERyTHiNG--—-—
Our Motto "Civility, Cleanliness and correct weight to all"
Carried Twenty Six Men and went
at the Rate of Fifty Miles an
Hour
NEW YORK, Mnrch 25—A cable today from Berlin says: "Soaring liko a
mighty bird, Count Zeppelins dirigible
airship, the largest In the world, yesterday created a world's record for
weight carrying in crossing'the sthte,
The dirigible ascended from Its quarters on Lako Constance with 10 aeronauts of tho German army and 15 soldiers, Never before hns such a trip
been mnde with a crew of 26 men on
board. The flight,was over 150 miles
and tho machine was in tho "air for
four hours. The airship is -145 feet.
In length with a diameter of 59 ft; it
lias three motors each of 145 horse power. The airship is fitted with wireless, four powerful searchlights and
cost about $100,000.
NEW COBALT COMPANY
Capital is about Threo Million Dol-
lars—Several Companies
Amalgamate
OTTAWA, March 24—A meeting of
tho Qreon-Mcehan shareholders In Ottawa this evening agreed to Hell out
to tho Mount Itoynl Coiisolldnted Mine
who control the lied lloek, nnd n company will bo chartered under the
nnmo of the Consolidated Cobalt Sllv*
er Mines Limited on tho 24th Inst with
a cnpltnl of $3,000,000. 'Rhnroliolilun*
will gel Hhnro for share in tlie trntiHiic-
tion.
Tho original HhnrelioldeiR In Orcon*
Meehnn hnd sold out at 5 ecntH a share
and the siniillo;' men wero over-
whelmed. The new eomininy will bv
In poHW'HHlon of $2M',00'- working cnpltnl for development,
SAVED PARTY-KILLED MAN
Freighter Drove Runaway Horsos
Ovor Brink of Canyon—Tho
Driver Killed
HAN HKKNAHDINO, Cal, Mnrch 2.ri
—in it ileopiTHtu t-rtori ui Haw* u party
of OiltomohiliHtn nt the foot of it Kte-.p
KHiile-i In the Wild Ro*,* nuiyon, Aown
which he wna being dragged by liln
runnwny tenm, C. It. Corbin swung
bio linroi'O nvi.r tin. iir'nt." nf tl.,.   /...
bniikinent, killing I.'llls (Cpperiou, a
swamper nnd three anlnwlt.. Corbin
osonpeil without Injury.
Corbin wnH freighting between Itnn-
sburg mt'd tho Wild Hose Canyon mine.
Wlillo going down the mountain Hide
his hIx hortv* tenm liwunin frlirhteried
at a mountain wild cut nml <1-im1h-.1 off
down the rough rond fer a mile nnd n
hnlf. The brake on th.- via fin .-napped nnd he wns lu-lril* •*->«. At the
foot of the mountain nn antr-mnlillar*
party waa jusr f-frirtln,! up nnd had
not time to move. Corbin. with not a
trf-rond lo lw* i*ari>«i! r,.*. TMi,*vna*j-
tioraos from the w*A .1 ml dowry thi'
precipitous mountain »M.-.
TROUBLE IN WINNIPEG
Bricklayers, Carpenters and Plasterers Are After More Money
at Present
WINNIPEG March 25—Builders and
contractors in this city expect serious
labor troubles In the1 present year,
which unless they are speedily adjusted, will cause n setback to what is
looked upon as a record year for Winnipeg builders. The bricklayers are
demanding 02 1*2 cents per hour,, an
increase of 2 l*2c over'tho price paid
last year.
Tho master builders are drawing up
a now wage schedule which provides
for a reduction of 5 cents por hour In
their pay,
Tho carpontors nre how getting .'ir,
cents por hour but will ask for 40;
tho plasterers will ask for 55 cents
per hour instead ot tho 50 cents they
now receive,
FLORENCE,ROBERT8
Waldorf Hotel
^   NOW IN NEW QUARTERS
Table Unexcelled
Bar supplied with the finest
brands of WineR, Liquors
-   and Cigars
MRS. S. JENNINGS, Prop.
(Formerly of Ceiftml^Hotel)
HOTEL FERNIE
The Hotel of Fernie
Fernie's Lending Commercial
and Tourist House
S, F. WALLACE, Prop.
KING'S HOTEL
Bar supplied with  the  best Wines,
Liquors and Cigars
DINING ltOOM   IN CONNECTION
JOHN P0DBIELANGIK, Prop.
Of the news plnys of the year none
hns engendered moro discussion nnd
won moro cordlnl npprovnl tlmn "The
House of Uondngu" In which Florence
Roberts nnd a remarkably strong Hup.
porting cast will appear nt tho Fertile
Opera house on April Mith. Thu Huuhc
or Homing*. |» by Seymour Ol-eriiier, nn
KngllHlunni), who seems to hnvo fairly
won both ns a dramatic lllorntmir nnd
crnftsmnn, exceptional honors through
this work. Working out plausibly nnd
with originality a theme of n daring
nature. Mr. Obermer hns been -<u,unllv
praised ror his dlnloguo and IiIh .'mint run Inn. The | louse (,r llondnge
aeejijH to hnvu a rmmdntloii of solid logic, lucidly expanded. MIhh |(obi>rts
In Hid central ruin of tlin ohcrmer plnv
eellpscH, aceoidlng to reliable, report,
nil of her previous nrtlstic efforts.
When this Ih »ald of MIhh Hubert*, it is
the ncme of praise, f(,r no woman
star, either of nnilve or foreign birth,
hns toured this country with a more
brilliant i-erle* of uchlcv-.i-H-titta- ....
corded to her credit, a truly great
ncli'i'HH, sin* Is evvr geiierouit In ->p|>oi-
tunltleH to her supporting cam. With
<-.«i., ''.,.■,<m .ii, Antiur rorrehi, Ttuir-
low .tern*,, Aiiu IV._,.•.*..„.,,•. ,.,.,„' „ „
ers, a delightful jiref-entfiilun ,,f Tin
HoiiHO of Homlngc. become*- nn iiIiki
luto MvgiiraiicH.
The New
QUEEN'S HOTEL
Will open for business tho Iirst week
In Mnrch. HulIt expressly for
It's a dandy, come and sec it.
Workingmans Trade
ROBICHAUD,  ROSS   BROS,   &  CO.
Proprietors
(W. A.  Roil, Manager,)
THE
POLLOCK WINE
CO.,  tTD,
' .IMlrtlnCtll**,       I  tf,,,ft*-lUin«nl4 aa-
** ,. V.a.a4a4»«aa-     W.a|aw* ^\*Ji***.Xr, 4
A full M.ieU It m fe.vil.iya.
NORTHERN
HOTEL
Win. Eschwitf, Proprietor
New and up-to-date
Handsome Cafe Attached
OPEN DAY .mrt WGHT
Alberta Show
Case Works
M-.mifartn.-t-*.   ..(
STORE FIXTURES
Calgary, Alta.
V PAGE   FOUR
THE   DISTRICT  LEDGER,   FERNIE,  B.C.   MARCH 27  1909
®i# Sisifirf €tbt$x
$1.00 a year in advance. Address all communications to the "Manager" District Ledger, Fernie B..' C.
Rates for advertising on application.
We believe, through careful enquiry, that all the
advertisements in this paper are signed by trustworthy
persons, and to prove our faith by words, we will make
good to actual subscribers any loss incurred by trusting advertisements that prove to be-swindles; but we
do not attempt'* to adjust trifling disputes between
subscribers and honorable business men who advertise,
nor pay the debts of honest bankrupts.
This offer holds  good for  one  month  after    the
transaction causing the complaint;  that is we must
have notice within that time..    In all cases in writing
to advertisers say "I saw it in The Ledger."
-    ' * ° W. S. STANLEY,
. OFFICE'PHONE 48
RESIDENCE 9 ' /Manager.
"As to the result in this riding there is no doubt
that O'Brien owes his election to the Liberals who
remained away';from the polls. The dissatisfaction over the gerrymander of the-constituency was
general and the fact that certain party leaders contrived to prevent the Liberals from having a candidate of their own chosing was so repugnnat that
many of them adopted the only means that was
left to them of showing their resentment by remaining away from the polls." . «
This is, of course, done for effect, but times are
fast changing all over this country, and the .workers
are learning more and more every day, and it is
this fact alone that elected Mr. O'Brien, and will
elect more Socialists next election, and not the fact
of a few Liberals staying away from the poll out
of disgust' for what thc people they voted for handed out to them as a reward for their ill advised
constancy. . Three cheers for Charlie O'Brien, M.
P.P.
MILLINERY   OPENINGS
SOUND. ADVICE
President Lewis of tlio U. M. AW of A. has
issued two circular letters, in the first of which
lie draws attention to the fact thai several working
agreements are expiring, and that new arrangements will' ha\ve to be formed to replace those
now about to expire, He urges tho greatest moderation and tact in allmoves. and impresses upon
his members that the depression that has existed
in this country, for the last two years has not1 all j
departed yet. Tlie letter further advises that
every'honorable efl'ort be made to keep mines iu
operation pending the settlement of any local trouble.
Jn a second, letter President Lewis calls to mind
the fact that April lst is the anniversary of the
general inauguration of the eight hour work day.
and suggests that the men hold meetings in commemoration of the event. lie even asks ■ that
April 1 ber taken as a holiday. ■ However, speaking
for this district, iii the last few months the men
probably think there have been, plenty of holidays
from lack of employment.   . , ,   '■ •
The U. M. AV. of A. are to be congratulated
on having as their head a man who at all'times is
moderate, yet firm, and who is ever on the alert
to conserve and aid the best interests of the thousands of men who,own allegiance to this, the greatest organized labor body on the continent of North
America.
-The future of,the citv'of Pernio now seems as-
sum., and the possibilities of development in every
line are unlimited.' YVe have now a good, business
like, wide-awake council and board of trade, and
by. the cooperation of all citizens we can make such
a wonderful change in our city in a very short
period that people in every corner bf the globe will
hear of it and we will prosper and flourish like
the rose.     Boost all you can and see the result.
■ Mrs. Todd
. Mrs. E. Todd held a remarkably
successful opening. The amount of
business before the opening aurgered
well for .the actual spring. opening.
This spacious store - was decorated
with flowers, arid gave a good idea of
the splendid stock; of "millinery carried. The. display of hats, untrimmed
shapes, millinery, ribbon*-;", flowers ynd
other trimmings were, if possible, even
better than §hown during previous sea
sons.a A.great many of the model
hats were in the turban, toque, or helmet effects. Of the numerous pokes
shown the most' admired was a creation of the Marie Louise trimmed with
large-white plume, Myliac and roses.
The Cavalier hat was decidedly new,
and extremely popular. Among the
other hats shown was a directoire of
tuscan straw trimmed with laburnaum
and ribbon of the same shade, also an
empire of pale blue crinoline chiffon
and roses. Another pretty design was
a white mushroon with cry shatteur
crown, trimmed with ospreys and roses
and the display of sunshades was
much admired.
pa&sengers going eitner east or west
.will travel through the Crows Nest
Pass country in daylight. This is the
most, picturesque scenery on the So'o-
Spok'ane line but the present flyer
passes through it, both east and west,
during the night.
One train a day each way will be
established. The westbound train will
leave St. Paul at 10 p.m.,-, and arrive
in Spokane at 6.40.the second day. <-*
Leaving Spokane at 7 p.m. it will
arrive in Portland at 9 the next morning. There is a difference, of . two
hours between the time in St. Paul
and Spokane, which makes the actual
running time that much longer than
the schedule indicates.,   , ■*'   -   ,
The eastbound train leaves Portland
at 7 p.m. and reaches.Spokane at 9
a.m. the next morning. An hour stop
over is made by the train in Spokane,
which leaves at 10 p. m. and arrives at
One thing we would like to see the Board of
Trade take up and that is the. Globe Fire.Insurance
swindle. There are-in this city and district dozens of men who are broke as clean as a bone that
had passed through a dog kennel, and they owe
their peresnt position to the oyergrabbing, foolishness of the local agent, and the crooked dealings of
the director and general manager.of the Company
he was so anxious to write policies for. "We fancy,
that if the Board of Trade took the mater up/and
forwarded a list of the legitimate claims,- and
showed the Saskatchewan government, that-proud
and haughty government that is so given to boasting, what position the clainiants°were in, the government would, in order to protect its, honor from
the stain that now rests upon it, pay in full, or at
least in. a good'part, the claims that it is "really
responsible for, through the lameness of its laws.
AYe would very much like to see it tried anyway.
St. Paul at 2.20 a.m. on the second
day.       .- •   . ■ ,V.
There has been a tacit agreement
between the. roads, that-;.the running
time between. St. ''Paul and'Portland
shall be 61 hours,*-and the' C.P.R. is
thus put on an equal footing with the
Northern Pacific for Portland business.
While the Northern Pacific can make
better time between Spokane and
Portland on the S. P. andS. than can
be made over the O. R. arid N. this
advantage is overcome, by a shorter
running time between Spokane and St.
Paul over the Spokane International
and the C. P. R. than the Northern
Pacific makes. ...
H. Oldlarids and Mrs. Oldlands gave
Fernie a visit this week.
Mrs.'. J. D\ Stell of High River paid
Fernie friends a visit on Tuesday this
week. ,
WE DON'T AGREE
In corned ion with the remarks of O. N. Itoss
f.t the Board of Trade smoker on Tuesday-evening
last regarding the duty of tlie newspapers we disagree very strongly indeed with Mr. Ross on some
points.
' Mr. Ross stated that the'papers should let the
outside papers take up the scandals of the town and
such matters as the apparent crookedness of. the
Fernie District Fire-relief. , Now.we want .to .inform Mr. Ross and others right here that the duty
of a newspaper, if conscientiously run, is to expose
any crooked rascals that are in the community, in
order to safeguard the citizens from'-*their snares.
.Wore it. not for recent ..exposures by The Ledger,
several things would still be going on. No, Mr.
Ross,'that is a mistake. If the newspapers all over
the province and the Dominion' were more open,
and less party tools, bound.hand aud foot, they
would do a heap of good in ridding their communities of vultures and swindlers.
ft is often a hard blow to the district to expose
certain things, but is not the district, or the city,
hotter off when they know with whom they have to
deal. And how can they find it out unless through
thc columns of the local papers.
FRUIT GROWING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
THE ALBERTA ELECTIONS
The election of Charles 0 'Bricn for tho Alberto
House will create a new order of things for that
--boily, as Mr. O'Brien will be the first Socialist to
ho elected there. Mr. O'Brien, backed by his
friends nnd well wishers, mnde a real good fight,
and considering the fact that it was a three cornered contost, represented by Mr. Lyons ns Con-
» sorvativo, and Mr. Macdonald, who really tried to
make the people believe tlmt ho wns nn independent, hut who was body nnd soul a Liboral from
Klnrt to finish, Mr. O'Brien made the best fight of
any (mwl.di.to in the province.
Commenting on tho result tlie Frank Paper,
which last week really recommended Mr. O'l.rion
by using ihe following words: "As it nuttier of fuel
of tlie llircn oniHlidiiteK.lhcre enn lie no question
that tlu> Socialist hns nil tlie advantage iu the tniit-
ter of endowment ..." hns this week the old*
lime cry;
Peaches are successfully-grown in many parts
of Southern British Columbia, and in every case the.
fruit has attained a good size, ripened fully and
possesses an exceptionally fine flavor. Peach growing gives promise of becoming an important indus-
ti'-y-in-the-Okanagan-where-theiarea_(iJLyj)Amg_ori
chai'ds is increasing rapidly. Many of these.are
bearing, and peaches 'from now on will become a
noticeable item in the fast freight and express shipments, v
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Peaches grow to perfection in all the valleys to
the south of the Canadian Pacific railway, and as
this fact becomes generally known more attention
will be given to their cultivation.
Grape culture ou a commercial basis can scarcely be said to be established in the province, but
wherever their cultivation has been tried in the
southern districts it has1 proved successful. .The
experience of Mr. Thomas G-, Earl of Lytton, who
may be styled as tho pioneer grape, grower, is that
nearly every variety of grape will ripen in the "dry
belt," and that in most cases they will come' to
maturity about two weeks earlier than in the province of Ontario.    .,
The fact that grapes of excellent quality and
flavor can bo grown in quantity sufficient to supply the large aud steadily increasing demand having been established, horticulturists in tho "dry
belt" will bo encouraged to set out vineyards, aim
in time that part of British Columbia will rival Ontario's famed, Niagara peninsula as a producer of
grapes and peaches. British Columbia grapes are
as yet a novelty on the market, but their superior
merits will in time win them a leading position in
tiie loading centres.
Nectarines, apricots, figs, almonds and several
other of tlie loss .hardy fruits and mils have beer*
tried in a Hinall way with success, awl men of experience are not wanting who express tin; opinion
that the sunny slopes of tho lako country and tlio
Loundury will produce any fruit or vegetable which
is grown for HOO miles south ot! tho International
Boundary line,
Many Fernio people nro interested in tho development of land in the vicinity of BnywH Lake
mui'li of which is at present being planted, and ir*
rigntion is about ready to lio turned on the lnnd for
flowing.
.   v
Crow's   Nest \frading   Co.
Wednesday, the 24ih inst., was a notable day for the ladies of Fernie, it
being the occasion of the millinery opening of the Crows Nest Trailing Co.
Limited, Mrs. Colton, who is in charge
was able to bring iuto our midst ths
experience gained in the big fashion
centres of the east, namely New York,
Philadelphia,'Boston „and Montreal,
and judging by the remarks of delight heard on all sides it was grea-.ly
appreciated., Our reporter noticed
some perfect specimens of the millinery art of. which the following dlscrip-
tion docs scant justice to such works
of art'; One shape in the Charlotte Cor-
day style in French'chip trimmed with
small chrysanthemums, fastened'with
a cut steel buckle and .velvet ribbon.
Another in-the samo style, was almost
entirely composed of rose petals, finished with a large cluster' of tea roses
and ribbon. A ' particularly stylish
toque shape in brown and green, was
also shown, trimmed with two immense pheasant wings and fastened
with a silver buckle. ■.
. Another dream, in all black seine
caught up high on the left side with
a large black plume and cluster of tips
with two jet daggers holding the ribbon in place.
Although this department is a new
one for the Crows Nest Trading Company Ltd., we prophesy that it is already one of their most popular ones,
and the success of the same is largely
due to the engaging manner and care
taken by Mrs. Dalton, the expert in
charge.
You  will Say
Is it Possible
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That I . can buy choice fruit lands with
a good water supply, within 30 miles of,
Pernio, on , tho installment-- plan. Such
easy, payments aro not ottered by any other
company. Write for circular on "Kootenai
Irrigation Tract"
ffl. A. Kastner
Fire, Life, Platte Glass
and Acci-dent
Insurance
Property For Sale in
all parts ofthe *
city
Houses   For
R   £   N   T
Agent., i
NewOliver Typewriter
Machine given out on trial
No Charge "" n
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Highest   Price,   Paid   for;
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Misses Euler
■ The Millinery opening at the Misses
Euler was a great success. The styles
and~shapes~shown. were~really"~superb7
and while it is, hard to go into detail
a few of the leaders; were as follows:
The Delval, The,-.Wna Ruby, The Odette, and others too.numerous and un-
pronouncable to., inention.. The store,
was tastefully decorated for tho. occasion. .
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BETTER SERVICE ON
THE S00-SP0KANE
The Frank Paper says: Beginning
May 2 Soo-Spokane trains will run
from St. Paul to ^Portland via the C
P. R., Soo line, Spokane International
and O. R. & N. The new train will
havo -a schedule of Gl hours and will
bo known as the .'St. Paul' Spokano
Portland Limited, replacing tho present Spokano flyer.
This announcement was mado Friday by D. C. Corbin, president o£ the
Spokane International. Mr, Corbin
said that the new train would be ono of
tho finest ln tho wost and will consist
of seven coachos, a combination baggage and express, two day coaches of
the first class, a tourist coach, a dining car, a stnndardslooper and an observation enr.
Tho running tlmo of tho now train
botwon St, Paul and Spokuno will bo
40 hours and 40 minutes, Between
Spokane and Portland tho tlmo will
b*. 12 hours. Tho,now train is to make
lho samo Bchodulo botwoon St... Paul
and Portland that will bo mado by tho
Northern Pacific fast train,
Dy tho schedule of ino now train
INTERESTING LOCAL ITEMS
■vim
\V. WhlicliuiiH*' of Mlclii'l local
lions during the week,
Orav.-tt ItrotlieiH hnvo gonu into tin*
iliyints, uiui ciaU'iit,''. ■i-i.-,,,'.*..-!.'* 7 i'-.-'J''
und hluiiild ui'iii-.- f-ood.
Ml.*■*. V.t-t'U' llo*rlt of HonnuT spent
limit  Kund.'iy In Fernio.
Tin* .-'•■inl.i Mi*thodli*l choir en v.* n
cfifici'ii iii \ mil r.n'i'i, tin Vi 1111*1,i-Mi»-.,
They al«* <iillvi-in.il tlm proceedings
on ilin»wny down which the mlnt-nt un
joyed, wlii'ii th<- young ladles got
rather bashful, ami the gentlemen
closed itn* door upon the proceed*
ings.
Tin- Five I'l'-'Hn   cotiUiinw   u    vi-ry
dainty v*'*r»i«* this week from 'h*--
fumed pen of A, hlutuii-U ui,out
KICK THE KICKER
A concHponilent of one of the Fernie impiMK complains of conditions
which he nllcgcH exist In Fernie ht
present. !i
There in ton much  foam and  not
by tlii> dinnioiid fronted liar tenderi*.,
How docs he expect thn bar tender to
be uMi- to upon Uh wnter diamonds
nud glv<* full glnHHi'i*. to peoplo who
want to get full?
N'<"A-Hpnpi'ri* that com live tlmeH as
min-i) mid nmKit/.\ii"ti l.n.i  r.uitioi \,t..
far* | produced for double tho monoy, this
.|ii*|it*uil<'tt-.H)L l..u tu pa*, fur limit, arc an
bowling games but ween tin* two pap-j abomination to Iiim nud  it in   only
i-rm.     We <-xpef:t(ail Homf'thln*" of tnl«'natural and rfln*lHt<*nt that ho should
sort, n« lilundfll htm l>**en ukciliig rather mrftngo of Int.*.    \V« haw-n't had
time- to tonnt th*-* number of "(«•»" p**r
llnr>, but haivo inHtn.etcd our Wai adviser to take il to the blacksmith nhop
And got It sharp tho*..
Tho howlers or the King Edward hotel nro on tho war path and will toko
nn   .my  nM   t<.*1»*l   till*"  <*hl***nf  VllllCOU*
ver.
Herbert Moodle, tho mnn who waH
found so dangerously sick In a Bhuck
biht wccl: with a dead companion, it
recovering aH rapidly an could bo expert ed.
'j hn new erjuiptiu-ia Wi-i en■.'ivi **.
Undertaker Bcott'8 imtablluhment. including a hearuo nnd MiHkol wagon.
He tuiB undoubtedly ono of tho mo»t
up-to-date otJtnbllRhmontii In the Kootenay,
Hov. Mr. Hatt. of tho Okanagon col*
b-*>- ileUHhltA a .aw audlonoo on
Wodtioi*dr.y night in Hruco'u hall, when
I... Kiiio i\ delightful prn/rrnm, of ihn
fiuuoiis UruniMonrl world*. Mr. Hatt
Is certainly a truo Interporter of thi*
grouch about pretty girU behind th.-; peculiar dialect, end *how.*il Uiat he
wicket dolm; & little stunt at gossip.! was mnitcr of th» art. MIhh K. Ul««ft
8om«, peoalo It U Bald are mi*an| Mr. «. P. Stovonson and A, II* Ken-
onoHtch to kick when they are hiing| m-dy aMlMcd with mimical iiumben.,
it thf.r (twi mv na DxiA.— t.u»u.t>', A ur»i aum «tu tuallwi far *.'•'• •,,ll''<
Tlmee. |lng fund of tho Bapilal church.
Fernie Opera House
O. L. TASCHERAU, MANAGER
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March 27, 1909
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The Official Organ of District No.  18, U. PI. "W.   of A.
Fernie, B.C., March 27th, 1909
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From our own Correspondent
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• Another old time.resident has cross-,
ed the bar. As if to remind us that
it is no respector of persons, death
on Monday robbed us of the kindly
nature and ever, gracious influence of
Mrs. Jack Smith, who for so long resided at 195. On March 6th this column reported her removal to Fernie
hospital, but none of us calculated on
the-possibility of her being taken
away and so the news of her death
at this institution came as a great
shock to nil.' She had several bad
bouts immediately previous to her demise, and the end came, from shock
following severe Internal ailment. Tho
sorrowing husband, wlio is familiarly
known as "Uncle Smith," with his family of six, four boys and two girls,
three of whom are grown up, one daughter being recently married, have
our sincere sympathy in their great
trouble. The funeral took place
from the undertaker's parlor "in Fernie
on Wednesday,.the bearers being Ted
Gibson, Jim' Cartnell, Bill Evans, Geo:
Vickers, Jack Dobson, (all belonging
to her native district in the old coun-
■■ try) and Harry Hudson, an old boarder.
By arrangement a special train was
run down from here and was largely
taken advantage of by many old
friends of the deceased. The burial
service was conducted at the graveside by the. Fernie Methodist minister,
Mrs. Smith having been a regular worshipper at this body's Coal Creek
church. The beautiful hymn "Rock
of Ages" was reverently sung, . and
many standing around - were deeply
moved. Mrs. Smith was a native of
West Cumberland, England, and the
news of her being cut off in the prime
of life will be ■ received with , regret
there: * -.■■*,
. Mrs. R. Corner from French. Camp
had afternoon tea with Mrs. Sharpies
. the other day,when matters of femln-
' ine interest were discussed.-
What ought to be* one. of the best
smokers ever' put on at the Creek
comes off to-night in"the "club hall,
■when members of the C. C. L. A. A.
will make a presentation to their old
George Yarde is away at his ranch
at Red Deer'.'
"Scottie" going home the other
night tripped in one of the gutters
made by the melting snow and gave
his leg a wrench. ,',
Well- Bill oo's l'aal Jackie dee'in
amang't ducks? Mebbe thu wad ray-
der hev Skelly's gurt turkey.
Harry Baker, Bill Sloan and Teddy
Coates were up from Michel spending
the week end. Things went some you
bet.
Jack Itees has quit his team,, and
intends'trying his luck on the ranch.
Jim Cartmell is not going home just
yet. It is not correct that the bottom of Whitehaven dock has- been
knocked out and that the naval authorities' have' made special call on
his services.
Jim Seddon had the week end in
Michel. Hope you found the boys
Al.rAlso pleased to see you have got
the bandage off.
The josher who tried to take in the
wrestling match on the cheap by saying that he.had come to report for the
Fernie Free Press was told that the
Ledger was the recognized Coal Creek
paper and that, their representative
was then occupying his specially ■ reserved chair.'
"The best of friends must part,"
This was the spirit pervading the
Presbyterian church on Monday night
when a numerous gathering assembled
to bid farewell to Mrs. McCliment
and her four daughters who are leaving to. join husband and father at
Amak, Washington, where they intend
fruit ranching. Jack McCliment .was
formerly pit boss.at No.. 2 and his
popularity and fair dealing with those
under him will always ensure, the
family name being remembered so
Jong as Coal Creek is a white man's
camp: Jack left here in February
of 1908, taking with him his only son.
Miss Bella was cashier and Miss
Phoeme was saleswoman in. Trites-
Wood store, which brought them in
contact almost with everybody., .The
pastor of the church occupied     the
president, George "O'Brien. ~~ " 7~
W. H. Evans, is laid off. work suffering from his old complaint, rheumatism. . ■ _ '-
,Ed. Carruthe'rs'pulled , out for his
■Canch on Wednesday.
A blaze was observed about nine o'-
.clock on Monday night at one of the
bouses alongside the Creek, near the
post office.. A youth called Young
was the firBt to arrive and he found
the fire was coming out of a barrel
standing on the landing between the
residence and wash house of Arthur
Berrldge. With commendable promptitude he tipped it into the snow and
stamped the fire out. . The . barreil
contained rubbish and how the fire
originated is a mystery that requires
looking into. *•
Joe Simpson is making Coleman his
new domicile. Keep the voice good
Joe.   '
A lot of fellows journeyed to the
new home of Wattle Dick on Monday
night. Plenty "of good things on,
both hard and soft. Tho occasion
was Wattle's birthday and we, with
the yoBt wish lilm many happy to*
turns.
Jack Cartnell was up seeing tho
boyn on Monday.
Jack Dick and Marsh Davies have
quit and shipped for Ladysmlth. Good
luck, boys!
Tho wrestling match between Mat*
suda, tho Japanese welter     weight
champion of 13. C, and Cyclone Kid,
who clalniB to bo champion of tho Pass
will not bo forgotten In a hurry by
tho boys who visited tho club hall on
Monday night.    Harry Strolthorst acted as tho Jap'B socond and Frod Ray*
nor, an old Creoklto, now living in
town, watched on bohnlf of tho   Cyclone,     A flash light photograph of
the principals having boen takon   by
Fred Stone of Fernio, tlio referee sot
things,going.    Tho strangle hold was
barrod.     Cyclone looked a toworlng
giant compared   with his   opponent,
and at onco not to work to lift him
with ono hand and crush him to   tho
ground.     To tho Cyclone tills looltotl
,eony, but tho littlo yollow follow had
cultivated tho HubHtanco In hit* noodle
known an bruins, nnd at noon na thoso
nupplb imiBcloH of IiIh rocolvod a nio»*
Bag'' from that quarter, tlioy   obeyed
Instantly,     Ilo uocnul to bo ablo to
got out of any difficult position   Juiit
whon ho wanted to, and Cyclone often
wondered whoro lie wan going to get
off.     Tho first bout lasted 18   niln*
iitc-n.     Both   woro on tho mat when
with lightning rapidity thu .lap got a
head and arm hold and with a flying
throw brought Cyclone squarely on hl»
'Mair7'and_aftei^pt"ayer—and"^5me~fif
ting remarks the following program
was ably gone through:   *       • •    ■
. Violin   selection, encored, G.    Paton. ,    *
7 Trio, vocal, "Asthore" Tucker, Mc-
Letchle and Trehearne.
Cornet" duet:  List to the Convent
Bells, Fawley and Barnes.
- Song, encored, The Romany Lass: R
Sampson.     .'•':. ,
Orchestral selections: Tosti's Goodbye: C, C. Orchestra.
Song, encored "Off to Philadelphia"
R. N. Nesbitt.
Recitation: The Cotter's   Saturday
Night," Alex. McFegan.
Cello selections: Syd, Walley.
Songs: The Old Scotch Songs: R.
McLetchle,
Song: The Young Brigade: J.   Trehearne.
0 Cornet duet: Juanlta: Fawley and
Barnes,
Recitation: Welshman ln London:—
It. H. Nesbitt, '
. Violin selections: G. Paton.
Accompanist: Mrs. Nosbltt,
Tho chairman, ln asking Mrs. McCliment to accept a dessert set of silver knives, forks and spoons with a
silver crumb scrapor.'sald the article*
woro a souvenir of hor sojourn with
us, a remembrance of those whom who
had mot, and a connecting link with
thoso sho was loavlng. The gift was
not to bo valuod according to its intrinsic worth, but as a criterion of
tho good wishes which actuatod 1.1k
donors iind ln tho hopo that tho happy
rocolloctlons associated with tho presentation would romind her and her
family of thoir numerous friends In
Coal Crook, Mr. Alox McFogan
fnollngly oxprossod the thanks of Mrs.
McCliment and family, Refreshments
woro dispensed by Mefldamos Powoll,
WIlllaniB, Johnstone anet Miller during whicli Bill McFegan and Jack
Flontlng domoiiHtrated how to tako tho
coko. VotoH of thanks to nil con-
corned woro In tho liundH of Mobri'h.
Goorgo O'Hflon and W. McFogan, Tho
Hinging of Auld Lang Syno nnd God
Bo With You 'Till wo Moot Again
brought an evening of happlnouB mingled with rogort to a cIoho,
On tlio following night a fiirownll
danco to tlio .McCliment family was
given in tho club hall, There wiih n
.splendid roHpotiRO to tho Invitations Ih-
HUttd nud a noloct company tripped the
light faiitimtle until Ju»t turned thr.*.'
o'clock noxt morning, to tho ntraliiH
of tho CO. orchoHtra, llofrualimnnti*
woro nerved aud coiiHldorlug that
"more man" woh roHpotmlblo for J hem
they were beautiful. During tlw evening Bob SnnipDon sang "Island of
that the police can take independent
action. .-'', ° ■     '
Duncan. Matheson has come ln from
Edmonton..
y Steve Barclay paid us a visit Friday last week.
Jimmy Lamb and Jack Mitchell have
gone away "from-here to seek better
opportunities.
. Mrs. Tom Duncan was calling on
friends this week.
The general manager and general
superintendent were,upon Tuesday of
this week.
Among those other than Coal Creek-
ites .who took in the farewell dance
were Mrs. Burks and Messrs a Tom
Chippendale, Fred Stone and foe
McNeil.
Sam Davis is not sorry to get out
of Fernie hospital aftor a stay of eleven weeks with rheumatic fever. He
says they look, after you fine but.he
prefers being able to attend to himself
at Coal Creek. ,       '     .
Jim Bewsher is back in camp from
Hosmer.      ,
Mrs. H. Marshall is back after a
protracted trip east.
Did you follows notice, the red hunting waistcoats with the bright bullous
ou Sunday? Nothing like mak'ng
things go some on your birchday.
Who made Paddy King? The honor
hasn't fallen to lilm yet, but he certainly is too straight to be called a
knave.   ''
, Mr and Mrs. Bob'Hubberstey came
up and took in the farewell- dance on
Tuesday night'. Congratulations were
flying all around.  * * '
1 Jim Mathieson and the missus were
looking up old acquaintances last week
endi.
Jack** Morrison and his, mother with
Bert Hanson have gone to Davidson,
some 90 miles from Regina, to start
ranching.
In aid of the funds for (the Methodist home and.foreign missions,' the
Fernie Methodist choir with the addition of several members of the Philharmonic society appeared before an
appreciative'-audience in the club hall
on Wednesday night. The attendance
would have been considerably larger
but for the present dangerous state
of the roads, many people being afraid
to venture on them ln the dark. All
the efforts of the combination were
listened to attentively and applauded.
Mr. Owen sarig "I'se waiting," "Teasing" and "I'm the Merriest Man-Alive"
he also gave a humorous recitation entitled "Firing the butter." Mr Pearson sang Rocked in the Cradle of   the
'„ .Boxing display, seniors. H.  Baker,
and Dragon.  •
Junior boking exercises: Travis Brothers. " "*
The Amateur Dramatic society also
took part, they, .staged a very amusing
farce entitled "My turn next," in which
Albert Allen, the well known comedian,'caused roars of laughter in ihe
character of Taraxicum Twitters, th*->
Apothecary.
Charlie Flynn left on Monday, nighi.
for Lethbridge:,
A social evening was given-by Mr.
H. Carr at his well known boarding
house on Friday night,, the occasion
being a farewell to Mrs. Carr, who
left on Saturday for her old home in
England. Over forty guests were
present. Barnes orchestra was engaged for the dancing part of the programme. Tho floor manager's duties
were carried out by Joe Halsall. Several fine songs wore rendered during
the, evening.
It is about time tbe sanitary authority took,a walk around town. There
is some filthy spots coming in sight
now that the snow is going off.
The football, club committee held a
meeting on Sunday morning. A public meeting will be held soon. We shall
see a few new players in our team
during the next season.
Don't forget to take iri the moving
picture show at St. Paul's church. A
change of programme each night.
T. Lebel of. Pincher Creek was
town on Tuesday,
Mr. J. F. Povah was in town
Tuesday.
L. T. Courtiss, road master of .the
C. P. R. was here on Wednesday.
Messrs C. C. Thorne and L. Luv.as
of Spokane registered at the Michel
hotel on Moriday.
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DeepTiiTgreat style and"MrTScKofieTd
was in nice voice with the "Diver."
Mr. Quinney gave a sweet rendering
of "The . Heavenly ■ Song," "Alio,
Where Art Thou?" and "Mary." The
two last named singers with Mr. Rod*
dis made a splendid trio,'fairly tickling
their hearers with the musical and
comedy effect they put into "A little
Farm Well Tilled." ■•. Mr. Trehearne
;was in grand form with- Leonora, and
,Down*.the Vale, and the choir leader
amused all with "Tho Boat That
Brought Me Over," Miss Euler sang:
"Keep Thou My Soul" in pleasing
style, and the Choir Boy, was done full
justice to by Miss'Pearson, Encores
were, numorous and, wore heartily responded to: Mr., Currie, pastor of
Coal Creek Mothodlst church, returned
thanks to all who had helped forward
the effort, and particularly mentioned
the club committee, wlio had granted
them the use of their hall,
Bill Palmer came in from Crag on
Wednesday. His geniality is infectious and tho boys aro still smiling.    ■•
A lad namod Caldwell was sleighing
on Saturday whon his sleigh caught
In a ditch opposite Mr, Nosbltt's Iioubo
nnd he was thrown violently. When
picked up ho wn3 unconscious and had
a nasty cut on tho head.
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•back,     Tho npcon.1 bout lasted    38
minutes, and tt was evident that the j Urenms," and tieorgo u linen uutde u
J..j» iW tilu-*l tlilutu i>i> iiwulully tor tew ;*«.-ju" "v   " '  '~     ""*
ho confined   himself     to   defenslvo
work, and gavo Homo beautiful exhibitions of tho Huporlorlty of iclonco ovor
glioor physical strength. Cyclono worked hnrd nnd the perflplratlon put quite
a glow on his back. It whs all In
vain, howovor, and not bolng nblo to
speak tho Japanese language, his Jab*
boring whilst tho Jap kopt scrowlng
round on ono or tho othor of his pel*
vis didn't como to bis rollof. Ilo wan
a doomod man and Just then someone
shouted something about train time
drawing noar. This acted llko ma*
Kic. and thu lUUu Mlow nut tu, to
bring matters to a speedy finish. Both
men were on th»>lr knees facing each
other. The Jap cleverly worked his
bead under his man and again, with tbat
Hey Presto!  movement. he had him
ii'UJ' rdViTJii'*1 to thr
occasion. At tho conclusion Auld
Lang 8yno was sung with gusto and
cheers, Tho parting salute was a
ringing and rousing cheer for Jack
and tho laddie and we know It will
reach ihoin and remind them thai
thoy aro not forgotten in Coal Creek.
Fancy boiling toa at 7 .o'clock that
Is not Intondod to bo sorved till '12
o'clock. Oh Tommy, Tommy!
Uov. II. Macdonald Is leaving to
tako up duties at. tho Coast. Ilo pur*
poH«H preaching his faruwtll acrmona
In tho Presbyterian church to-morrow
March 2S.
Thoro seems to be an Idea that a
milnancfl committed on or about tho
Club premises can be dealt with by
tho Club committee only. This Is a
mistake and It Is just as well lo know
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Charlos Slmmlntor, Jr., ono of tho
pioneers of this camp loft on Saturday morning for IiIh ranch at Cowloy,
Charlie has been a flrobosn for tho
last soven months In the No, olght
mine.
A vory protty wedding took placo on
Saturday morning at the St. Paul's
'church, tho contracting pnrtlos bolng
MIbb Magglo HogoiH, and Jiimos Mars*
don, both well known In Mlchol.' The
Hov. A. B. Crowthor performed, tho
ceromoiiy. A reception was hold at
tho brldo'B homo to jyhlch about fifty
guofltH woro Invited,
Havo you Bonn the Merry Widow
hat nt tho Htoro. Flvo well known
iiinrrlod ladles stood Bmllltig for ovor
an hour In front of tho nil nor on Sat
unlay night with It on
mired It, but. oh, tlio price. Novor mind
ladles, wait until you really are widows
and ynu will then bo treated with one.
A grand gyimim-tle display iuul concert waB hold nt the hnll on Moriday
night under thu auspices of the gymnasium club, Tin* Hov.* Cook, In
tlio nbiieiifio of Goneral Supt. Slmnilfl*
tor proHldod, nnd tho following   pro-
£.1 4.1.4    ,» rti.   kllfilLU   ai-ui.
CwrtUY*-", Mr. .Inc-v K. Nlfht.
Song: My Hllent Sweetheart: K. A.
Rood.
Song: The night Arcs;™ Miss M.
Jack.
Wand drill: Gymnastic trio.
bUllK'.      ill*.'   i>r»»*l,   Vl**li   •Ciia.U.'C,       Tla'a-
Veteran: Mr. Tod Strudwlck.
Parallol bar drill, double exorcises,
gymnastic trio.
Wrestling displays, juniors, Trails
Brothers,
Recitation: Tho school board drill:
E, A. IU>'d.
Song! Asleep In tho Deep: J. Stn*
art.
Sons:-— Village Blacksmith: Mir.
Hesper.
Song: nor Heart: Mr, (J. St. John
Mr. Pearcy Stowe accepted a posit-'
tion as yardman with the Adolph Lumber company this,-week. We wish
him success.
Mr. Will Slow,of Staffordshire, England, took passage on the Victorian on
March 19th for Kootonia, where he
expects to reside. He is a ciose friend
of Mr. Harry Lamb, and we will be
glad -to welcome the new resident to
our midst.  ;  , ,  .   ,   "
Preparations are-being made to hold
a church social at the Ross hall Friday
7Mareh~26" Good"entertainmentTand*
refreshments all-for 25c.  Come and"
bring your friends'; •' ■
Messrs. McLawrin^and Crates purchased a two hundred egg incubator,
and/Messrs. Bailey and Barrett a one
hundred egg incubator'from D. W.
Hart this week. The boys say that
Kootonia will be a'good'place for the
parson to visit next summer; as there
will be no scarcity of two legged chickens. ■■■  '
Miss Lilly Gray, came down to
Baynes on Wednesday where she Is
employed at Mrs. Hart's. She is surprised and delighted at the absence of
snow.
Mr.' J. Tanner of Saskatoon stopped off to so his brother, George, who
is employed at the'home of S. J. Morrow. Jack says, ho would hardly
know Kootonia, it has Improved so
much since he loft here.
Mr. A. C, Cowan of Fernio was
interviewing tho settlers on Kootonia
tracts last week In the Interests of
Macdonald brothers nursery.
Mr. W, S. Stanley who Is hero nt
prosont, from Winnipeg, took somo
vory fine pictures of tho now Adolph
mill at Baynes.
Mr. Harry Lamb is jiblo to bo out
again aftor a sovore attack of "tho
mumps.
Mrs. Nowmoyor, who has bee» visit*
tag her daughter, Mrs. Walt*" "ohert*
son, of Waldo, left last1 wool! for i.or
homo In Grand Forks, B, C.
Tho Ladles whist club will meet on
Wodnosday noxt at, Mrs. Hales Ross of
Lowor Waldo,
Mr.  Carl Ingham  was a familiar
caller on Bayn'ofl friends this wook.
Mr, E. II. II. Stanley, who hus been
nbsont on business roturned Wodnosday afternoon.
Lotters hnvo been rocolvod from Mr,
nnd Mrs. Norman Wilson, and we are
ploiisod to know that thoy are pleasantly located In Vancouver.
Mr. J. A. Torney, secretary of the
Kootenay River Land Compnny Is
expected hurt the first part of April
to Inspect the property,
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but you'll be able to find out through
the Ledger.
Tiie 1,7th of Ireland' dance given   by
the Klirigensmiths at the    Elk hotel
was done in fine old Irisli stye.l Every
Irishman in town was there, including
tlie ju3ge and chief of police. Murphys
on the half shell and buttermilk galore,
and visitors were there from  -Bally-
ho'oley and Ballymaslush and dancers
every.blessed spaleeno' them.       Mr.
Bennet  was floor manager    and  he
proved himself the right man in   the
right place, and the music was furnished by the Steel    Bridge    Concert
band at present filling an engagement
with the C. P. it. at Irvine's Beech.
The dance commenced at 9.30   with
the Dublin grand march arid the fourth
Royal Irish two step, and from thon
on vto 21.30 it was Donnybrook fair
wltli a TIpperary    edge to it     that
gave you an appetite like an elephant
and a thirst, like a camel.     But you
should have seen the big platters of
sandwiches and the buckets of Burkes
Green Tay.     The fancy wedding cake
and  sugared  doughnuts and  all   the
other kinds of dough goods with different colored sugar sprinkled over. Then
after supper they danced the    barn
dance and it sure took the baked potato. „   It is a kind of a country cousin to the Coal Creek schottische,   and
tlie music must   be furnished in convulsive jig saw jerks.   The he    lily
shoots out his dirty fluke, grabs   the
girl around the waist and she places
her lily white paw -on his shoulder,
near his wish.,bone.     The man then
kicks out with his right pedal and his
partner with the left.     Then jumps
six times like arMedicine-Hat rancher
dodging snakes, then they resume the
first position.    Then they- hop three
times on one foot and then on    the
other like a fellow that's been hit in
the back of the neck with a flat iron
or has stumped his toe against a brick
wall; and the first position- is   taken
again.    . The dance commences with
a wing bounce and the dancers never
cease wing bouncing until the mr.sic
stops or a fiddle string breaks.      At
the   conclusion   the performers   pet
ready for the next dance by sweeping
up the buttons they have dropped off
during the spasms,     and the dance
broke up.    , Well it was broad    day
light.     The   decorations   were   dis-~
tributed among the guests as souvenirs of the dance.
■   Shamrocks for the ladies and clay
pipes for the gentlemen.
The Indian with his pipe of peace
Will soon have passed' away.
—But-the-Irishman-with-his-pieee-of-
pipe,   a - -
' Will last for many a day.
Erin go Bragh.
' A big department store going up In
Elko on the old Melbourne site. We
don't know for sure' whether its Bob
Simpson of Toronto. Timothy Hard-
racket of Winnipeg or Tim Labal of
Pincher Creek.
But we are pleased to see someone
taking an interest in Elko besides ourselves'.
So come down to EHco, come come
come,
The weather is warm In the bright
shining Bun
Don't shiver a day up in Fernie my
dear," .,
But come down to Elko, come.
The Broadwood party of Big Game
Hunters camo in this week from the
South Fork camp.
C G, Broadwood and wife, L.    J.
Broadwood and two Misses     Broad-
woods, who have been In the mountains all' winter nnd havo boon   very
successful getting quito n largo bag
of Mountain Lions, lynx, martin, mink1
etc,     Thoy report n splendid    time
and the two gontlomon will     roturn
later on for tho grizzlies.
„ Mrs.   Broadwood  and  two      Miss
Broad woods going to Nolson, B. C.
,  Frod Roo's pack train In chnrgo of
J, L. Mott nnd Fred Skolton Ih bringing the furniture out of the mountains. -
That Colomnn bunch of pimt occur-
ancoB gave Sailor Woods a poor hIiow
for his monoy, but there's monoy In
Elko to bet ho can whip tho whole
Burrows family nnd their cousins till
thrown In.
Goorgo ForboB, tlio South Fork trapper was In town tlilH week, and tool*
out two British mlmlralH for a hunt
up I.odgopolo and Sheep crooks,
The Klk river grade Ih Iii ii danger-
ouh condition nnd uiiIoks tho govorn*
men takes Immediate steps to fix It
It will bo n hnrd mutter for a jack nib'
bit to get over It with his lunch on
IiIh hiu'k.
II, V. I'arkor, local Iim onulnnei' for
thn pllif Apple Centre lltillwny Co,,
l'*lk river, ciiine Into Klko with hi*
outfit niul h'ft for .'niiibioul;.
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FRED   R'OQ'il
■-' •   the well known General Merchant '   /
is
,   pleased to'make    '
THE
announcement that lie carries all kinds of Merchandise '
and just received the
BIGGEST
stock   of the new kind.with ailiniiiity adjustment— ■
hound to l>ite— can't drop oiL   Some zealous v
competitor might call him a **
LIAR
but Fred Hoo is h.-ippv
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knowing that he has a reputation in
ELKO
for variety which is worth  more, to him   than untold
Keep your eye on this   advertisement   and
we'll give you something to write home to
your aunty about
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it will pay you to buy ■ your
groceries," fruits, confectionery, crockery, glassware,
.stationery, notions, novelties, cigars,   tobaccos    etc.,
AT   THE   FAIR
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There's ii * reason   why  you
can always depend on getting
the   best , value    for    your
money at the Fail'.    We buy
for cash at the lowest, prices
,and sell only for cash so have
no losses,  nor large fees tb
pay to book keepers, collectors or lawyers.-   Small prof-
" its nml  large   sales   is   our-
motto. ' We like to be kept,
busy at
THE   FAIR
FERNlk'S   BUSY   CASH   STORE
Phone 17 Goods Delivered Free
T.   B.   STRUTHERS,  PROP.
A Good
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Ready to Wear Hats  $3.7.5
Chlldrone'   Hats  from -28
Ladies' 8allors from '**    -75
Ladles' Dress Hats, a fine Soloction 5.00      <>
Also a pretty, Lino trlmmod with   flowers
Ohlffon  and   Wines  at .,..7.00
Spring Coats, Kainprooft, Silk* Coats, Laco Coats,
Suits, Skirts, Fancy Dresses, Etc.
A Splendid Selection to choose from
at a reasonable Price
Also a display of Cliildrons' Wear,  tlie finest stock
ever shown in Fernie at decidedly low prices
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Tohncco rinlns nml the liln Red Applo country,
Time niuy hu money nil right, but
wo enn't, excltniiK" our can't 'Imp iff,1
fliJilns tncklo for it. I    Hen.  Ilrowltt nml Dun Heiiton l.ift
l.lV.c "I'.* "* V.",-" "•'•''•••' wn*bn Vi*'* tin ant ii I'll riv'** trtifn for Hn- Connt.
lie moetliiRR are holni** holil In Mlttol lt Ih «urnrlnliiK wlmt n hori-m'H ros.
with n view in forming a company toiotto Home \w,np\<> will mnUo ot them-
hulld n |)lpo line from C'lonr Hi>rliiu*KJR.ilven nftcr lidiiK <l'•IVtitod nl nn clec*
lalie Into tin- town. W> were «*ir*' Hon for fcomf- ..f*H}* i-fflff,
prlHcd to lenrn nt tho nit-rliii*-*-* of tin; M11*y ij,irB|m|| kih-ih the wcok ond
nbundnnco of «prliiR water, icr* <*«-l«l.'ftt t'nuford.    Hilly Is either romlim or
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to drink It In July or Augu»t. R,Rn   w,.*| -,„,,.,.•„ ,„ yo„ nilly and we
All    this wan running    Into    nml. W|„*., yo„ i,„.*.,
around Klko nud the White rock niln- j .    ,     f    f| ,     aBt
oral lako li ftH.0 cet nhovo the town.!() J^,   k * *   * mnto«M|. t-mmil enn*
But tho moHt plciiHinjj part of   t!»i ""•* * 	
mectliiR watt to learn that Klko.   ih«'
Tlio Diamond Vale are hulldliiK   h
road to No.  1.
Have ynu heard tho latest?     No. ,
Well watch Morrltt grow,
The labor hIiuiiIIoii at  Mlddl'-Hbom
Iiiih boon Hi'llli-d,    An iiKn-ciiu'iit Iiim
been drawn up and hIkiiimI which will;
bo printed In the U'iIkoi*, Chan, Hi*oi.!in:
iih dlHtrlct officer, had the •ilniutloii In:
hand and brought about a Hettlenient
micccNHfully, which at one time looKed ,
111(0 II llOpoll'HH I'llMO. ;
ArcordliiK  to  ■<omi>     people  If  ynu'
have a largo warilrobo you aro quill*:
Iflod to hold any office, hraltin don"t
count.
A large meeting of tlie Athletic club
w'ih held oii TueKilny,      Commltt 7
for tlw Victoria dny celebration   weie
appointed nlno t.-nmi* for tin- various
KING'S  HOTEL
DININGROOM
THE   WORKWOMEN'S   HOME
,tnhti«   li   down   with
.tferrj* Widow'-*  PnrndlH**,  v/'i or .')-■
Island.    Ho .•• Ip my Jonapliln.*   t,n
wouldn't thnt free/,** your grnndm',':.
er'* hcnO t hi f ••*"•.  KH'.o on flti IrLm !.
nny you Fernie herrln*-* bac'-.s   r-n.*
'■down to the UttnA.     It'i** urtrJ ]*,'■-' f*
Comic son*: Everybody Know»   It's, this writing to ray how ••,*»     wiln*
There.'A. Allen. iworku mntlnr*.. ir. polntr tc vt'.r.tl «ir'
dldntoH being nominated. Wnltor
Clnrli, X. PotorHon and Frank Steolo
With the silii ehS'iil i ;-.iu',:.d',kVt-.».
Unwell
grippe,
.1. Mlk'H arrived on Wednesdny's
train from !..id)!-.ru!.!i.
Tho flremiiii'H bull on the 17th \xm>
a great hiic'.vhh. !i
There is n suiplim of men in iih*
mlnr-B and men are being turned nwir
dally.
Tlu* prayer of every mini Hhould te
nave me from a knocker, f-'oine in'-n
will coiiui to a public meetlni! *w!> i:
talk Ih cheap nud trv nml frcin the;'.'
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PAGE SIX
THE   DISTRICT   LEDGER,  FERNIE- B.C.   MARCH 27 1909
A TERRIBLE
CATASTROPHE
Reservoir Broke  and  Many  People
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Are Injured-Several  Killed--
Big Property, Loss
PARKESBURG, W. Va., March 25—
The bodies of three persons were re-
' covered from the wreckage of forty
houses which were overwhelmed this
morning by the bursting of two large
reservoirs above the city. Pour persons were fatally injured, while many
.others sustained injuries, which may
yet in many cases prove fatal.
The flooded' ruiiis are being searched and it is expected that more bodies
will be found. The dead recovered
so far reported nre: Walter Waggle,
Mrs. Waggle and child.
Another despatch says:  With    the
, roar of thunder two huge water reservoirs above this city burst to-day and
overwhelmed forty houses,-* fatally injuring four persons and seriously injuring many others in their wreckage.
One man was reported missing when
the rescuers began their work. That
more were* not killed was due to the
noise made by the surging flood which
■ enabled many families to flee to high-
. er ground. "
Shortly after the waters inundated
the buildings in their path an investigation by officials disclosed what are
believed to be evidences of the use of
dynamite on the water tanks.
The contents of the reservoirs
was lost entirely and the city is face
to face with a water famine as the
entire supply of the city was held iri
the tank's.
The fire department would be helpless in case of a blaze and the board,
of health is taking steps to prevent the
possibility of an epidemic because of
tho lack of water to flush the sewers,
When the flood struck a row of
houses In its path they collapsed like
a pack of cards. Scores of persons
were injured by failing beams, timber
and brick.
Mrs. John Maloney, who is reported
dying, was carried fifty yards on the
wreckage. Doth her legs were broken and she is injured internally.
The best estimate of the damage to
property caused by the flood is about
$300,000.  „
SHRUBB A FAST RUNNER
Easily Defeated Indian Simpson at
Toronto on Saturday
Night
TORONTO, March 25—-Four thousand people saw Alfred Shrubb defeat
Fred Simpson, the Ojibway Indian, in
' a twelve milo race at the Armorys on
Saturday night by nearly half a mile
in 1 hour and 6 minutes and 33 seconds. Shrubb led all the .way ln
the race.
For. the firsc eight miles'"-Shrubb
broke all records in recent professional long distance races and was running faster than when he defeated Dorando at Buffalo. Later he slowed
up for several miles and only spurted
at the final.,
It was after the sixth mile that 'the
Indian made his smart struggle and
at times he appeared to gain a little
-.during a lap, but his opponent responded immediately with a sprint,'
though it took him nearly four-miles
~T(3~gain~the~iourth~iap-: ~ »——
' After the tenth mile Simpson slow-
,ed up.,  He ran this distance in   56
minutes and 57  seconds.      He took
more, than fourteen minutes to cover
the last two miles making his time
■ for the.full distance X hour 10 mins.
11 seconds.
' Tom Longboat eppcared on the
track before the race started, and
challenged the winner.
Shrubb and Longboat have beon
matched to run 15 miles at the Rose-
dale lacrosse grounds on Saturday,
April 17th.
$25,000 PRICE FOR THE BOY
Mr Whitla, the Father Gets Letter
Asking for Double the
Ransom Price
UNITED STATES NEW TARIFF
Several Changes that Will Affect
Canada—Many Reductions
v    Made  '
MINE WORKERS NOT AGREED
On What Should be Done for the
Terms for the new
Contracts
PHILADELPHIA, March 24— Tho
convention of anthraclto mine workers which meets at. Scranton, Pa„ on
Tuesday Is expected to make a final
decision as far as the men nro concerned, Tho matter under discussion Is the new, agreement which ir. go
Into effect at the first of the next,
month',
The mine workers aro not unanimous with regard to what should bo
done,
SHARON, Pa, March 23—A new letter from the kidnappers of "Billie"
Whitla, raising the ransom from $10,-
000 to $25,000, is' said to have been received by the boy's father fto-day, according to the statement of a man
closely associated with Attorney Shilling who is leading the search here at
present. -      - - „
Attorney Shilling denied that the letter had been received when he wa3
asked dlr/ectly about it. , The letter
is reported to have been written in the
same handwriting.as the first and to
have been addressed by the lad. It
was mailed at a town in Ohio, but,not
the same one as that from which the
first letter was.sent.
Mrs, Whitla collapsed to-day, under
the terrific strain. The ordeal through
which-she-has passed"bravely~~up to
this .time finally broke her strength.
She could stand it no longerr and' now
is in danger of a complete nervous
breakdown.
Charles Irvine, a friend of the-family
who is in charge at the residence, said
this afternoon that she was confined to
her bed under the,care of a physician
but that It ■ was hoped that, the ■ rest
would bring about a return of her
strength. -
Irvine said that she had hardly
slept at nil since her little son was
stolen.
Attorney Whitla tho father, seems
greatly discouraged, and he too, Is
showing signs of breaking down. He
said this afternoon that he had not received any real information from the
detectives or nnyone olse loading,to
the disclosure of the whereabouts of
the boy, *     •
The new American tariff has maximum and minimum rates; and there is
some question as to whether Canada
will be able to qualify for the minimum
provisions': Chairman Payne in introducing the bill explained these. provisions of the bill in these terms:
"The new tariff is a minimum and
maximum tariff bill." The minimum
rates of duty are contained in the first
section and the ifree list for the minimum rates in the section section of the
bill. .The third section contains the
maximum rates which are generally
equal to the maximum rates and 20
per cent. In addition thereto and the
articles on the free list, in the transfer to the third section bear a duty of
20 per centum ad valorem as a maximum rate. The maximum rate does
not go into effect iVln any event until
sixty days after the passage of the
act. By the fourth section the minimum rates are applied to all goods imported from any country which gives
the ' United States as good terms by
way of tariff' as that given to any other
nation, and the maximum rates are
applied to those countries which discriminate-against the trade of the U.
S. by-tariff rates not so favorable as
those given any other nation. This
section is self acting, making it the
duty of the executive to collect the
duties whether mimimum or maximum, In accordance with the terms of
the bill, leaving it open to the courts
to decide upon the legality of the action. "0 ■
This provision in view of the preference given by Canada to Great Britain and British Colonies, apparently
bars out Canada from the operation of
the minimum tariff. The United States
public men and journals assume that
the lower duties apply to Canada, as
much of the criticism already level'iug
against the bill is based upon (he fear
of Canadian competition. Therp is a
loud complaint over the drawback
provision which reads:
"On the exportation of articles manufactured or produced in the United
States, either, in whole or in part of
imported materials, or from domestic
materials of equal quantity and productive manufacturing quality or value
(such question to be determined by
the secretary of the treasury) there
shall be a drawback equal to the duties paid on the imported materials
used, or where domestic materials are
used, to the duties paid on the equivalent bf imported materials less than
the legal deduction of 1. per cent.
/'Provided that the. exportation Bhall
be made within three years after "th--}
importation 'of „ the ■/- foreign material
used or checked against."
Congressman Vorsted asserts that
the bill would open the way to bring in
Canadlan_wheat_practicaIly__wi'tho_ut_a
GREAT PREPARATIONS
WILL HANG   FOR   MURDER
NORTH BAY, Ont. March 24—Man*
rlco Ryan' was to-day found guilty of
the murder of his brother, Francis
Joseph Ryan, In the woods on November 8, 1008. The object, of tho killing
was money. He was aentoncod to
death. '
FATHER  AND
SON GUILTY
payment of duty, that the importers of
it could secure the drawback1- by exporting flour made from almost any
quality of U. S. wheat, holding the
Canadian wheat for any length of time
up to three years, and'.profiting by
short crops or high prices in this
country.
There are many changes in which
Canada is interested: &
Flax straw, which Is now subjected
to a duty of $5 per ton is to be on the
free list.
Barley will pay 15c per bushel instead1 of 30c, and barley malt. 25c instead of 45c.
Bacon and ham reduced from 5c per
lb to 4c. ,
Fresh meats from 2c to 1 l-2c per
lb. .
Tallow 3-4c per lb. to be on the fieo
list,
Wool grease from l*2c to l-4c.
Wood pulp is admitted, free, and the
duty on print paper*valued at. not over
2 l-2c a pound Is reduced from 3-10 to
1-lOc per pound.
The lumber reductions aro as follows :
Timber , from Ic per cubic foot to
l*2c per cubic foot,
Sawed boards, planks of white wood,
sycamore and basswood from $1 per
1000 lo 50c por 1000.
All other saw. lumber from $2 to
$1 per M.
If further ndvanced and manufactured the same reduction from the present law.
Clap boards from $1.50 por 1000 to
$1 per 1000,
Kindling wood is transferred to froo
11 at.
Laths from 25c, por 1000 pieces to
20c per lUOO.
Fence posts from 10 per cont to tho
free list.
Are Now Being Made for the Great
Exhibition to be Held at
Seattle
Right now. the Alaska Yukon Pacl-
■fic exposition is the masret that. is.attracting thousands of people from
eastern, southern and middle western
states to the coast partly for the reason that the exhibition will open up
a new line of thought with its great
displays from Alaska, Hawaii, and "the
Philippines-as well as the Orient, and
partly because of-the much advertised
scenic beauties of the states bordering
on the Pacific.
The.state of Washington and more
particularly the Puget Sound country
will "soon be the mecca for trainloads
of strangers. . But Washington will
not hold the visitors for an indefinite
period for they have something °in
mind further than a visit to the exposition at Seattle.
There are opportunities on the Pa-
cifiic coast for the homeseeker as well
as the merchant and manufacturer and
the visitors to" the fair intend to see
just what Oregon, Idaho, Coloroda and
the border country in British Columbia have to offer in the way of inducements to settlers. Of course the
tourists will be here in large numbers
and their itinerary nearly always includes all the mountain, lakeside and
seaside resorts in the northwest.    *    t
The exposition Itself is going to open the eyes of the thousands^ of visitors who will come to Seattle expecting
to find an exhibition.very similar to
what has been offered before. "The
Alaska Yukon Pacific exposition is not
going to be remembered after its
gates close because of its great size
or by the number of its buildings, but
because of the beautiful picture formed by the work of the builder and
landscape artist, framed in by lakes,
mountains and .woodland scenery distributed lavishly on every,hand by nature.
At this time, more than two months
before the official date of reopening,
the buildings stand complete, streets
are paved and now the exhibits to fill
acres are arriving in Seattle, Canada's magnificent exhibit that attracted the attention' of thousands of visitors to the Franco-British exhibition at
London last year, has arrived'in Seattle and from Italy comes several carloads of rare exhibits for the foreign
section ,and big manufacturing concerns , throughout the United States
are forwarding their displays direct to
the exposition grounds where now a
long row of heavily laden freight cars
waiting to be unloaded Is a! daily picture.  • -   a.        »
Within thirty .days, every exhibit
building on. the ground will be well
filled and the.United States government will have its display in readiness
early in May. . When the gates of tlie
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific exposition open
on~JuniririS09TnTrsho"w~wilrbe^om:'
plete iri every detail, an example ' of
western spirit and- enterprise.
Black
Watch
Che-win-*! Tobacco
Rich and satisfying.
The big black plug.
Canadian Pacific.Ry.
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Are you contemplating a trip to ,
The Orient
Honolulu
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Australia
New Zealand
Are you contemplating a trip to
CALIFORNIA
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1 Or any Pacific Coast Point?
Or is it a trip to
Winnipeg Detroit
St. Paul
Chicago
Boston
Toronto
Montreal
New York
Or any European point thought of.   ',
" Tho line Is equipped with unexcelled first class cloaches, tourist and
standard sleepers, and dining cars,
coupled with safety, speed and corn-
fort.' '".**'
For folders and complete information apply to R. Reading, Agent, Fernie. '' ■
5 J. E. Prcctor,
Districc Passenger Agt
Calgary, /Vita.
DR. WRIGLESWORTH, D. D.'S.  .-
DENTIST..
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Now., doing business at the Johnson-
Faulkner Block. '. Olllce hours 9-12,30
1.80-6.;
Fernie
B. C.
DR. J. BARBER, DENTIST
Office Henderson Block,-* Fernie B.C.
Hours 9 to 1; 2 to 5; 6 to 8,
Residence.21 Victoria Ave.   .
W.R. Ross K.C.     J.S.T. Alexander.
ROSS & ALEXANDER
Barristers and Solicitors.
Fernie, B. C.
Canada.
L. P. ECKSTEIN.
" BARRISTER, SOLICITOR.
FERNIE, B. C.
F. C. Lawe Alex. I. Fisher
LAWE & FISHER
ATTORNEYS     °    .
Fernie, B. C*
Secretaries of Local Unions
DISTRICT 18 U. M. W.OF A.
BANKHEAD, No.
BELLEVUE, No.
pell. »
29: James Fisher
431. Fred Chap-
OlCANM0RE, PARK LOCAL 1378 —
JAS. A.  McDONALD.
COLEMAN, No.
ham.
2633: William Gra-
CARBONADO, No. 2688:
witL
James He'-,
CARDIFF,
son.
No.  2387:   G.  H.  -Gib'
LABOR ENJOINED BY COURT
DIAMOND CITY, No.
Prescott ^^ : 7,
2587:. George
,   W. A. CONNELL
Pioneer Builder and Contractor of,
■.  Fernfa
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We did." We are firing away at the
•  old business
CREE & M0FFATT
■; ALBERTA
BOARDING   HOUSE
Hosmer, B. C
EDMONTON CITY, No.
Crowe. "    '
2540: J. H.
FERNIE, No. 2314:
Of  Murder in Second   Degree—Get
Sentenced to Twenty Years-
Long Drawn-Out Trial
S'AHMVII.LK, T.-im., Mnrrli "'A.--
Colonel Duncan Cooper, politician, who
tbri'iiti'iicd tin1 lat*' H'-nutor l.. **V Car-
muck, and Itoblii Cooper, the Colon''!'**
win, who Khot and killed Ciirmiw:!;,
were found utility of murder 'n 'lie
w-rnnil AeKree. .IikIki* linn Itinn. itii'i*
ply pronounced n Hnnuwo ot twenty
>earn Imprisonment upon thu defend*
num.
When lho jury fllod Into tliolr plncoB
u.i.l u (uur •..,■.>«-,' sirnii IU wiik.1'' (.it')
twin: itniioiinci.il that it would he lm*
linHHlltlo for ihf'm to airr.-c, nbnoluto
HtlllncHR reigned In tlm rourt r.'om.
Colonel Cooper and IiIh foh wen, pr>li<
!mt   olintVed  tin 'ii'tt'itlnn Veur    (lie
colonel hiu lilt* two dauta'iitern, who appeared worn out by the teimlon of thc
trial nnd Jury At lay,
When llm verdict wim announced
neither uliow.-d ('motion but took the
rcHiilt calmly. Tlm yomiK women, tin*
daiifa'htcrH of one defendant, and tho
aimers of the other!*, have l-etn
hear' broken, rncxpr-ciedly .ItiAw
Mart called upon the ''''open* to wind
up. The Hh'irp HummmiH of the court
took them hy »iirprl.*ie They [-roue
.pilrkly nnd thn JihIro pronounced ti
nentf'tirt* of twenty yenr* in prlnon.
Tb<* C-Mo*m***.» alaueliK-r ("pranir »•>
Mil nlde to comfort Mm arid for n few
GET AWAY WITH MONEY
Daring Robbory Successfully Mado
and Bobbers Still at   ,
Larpfo
niomenlfi their onht- and hin murmured
comfort I iikh were the only hoiuhIh In
tho court room.
An Mcimi an the wlrla wero led out
tin* cnuiiKi'l for the defendnntH announced ihut nn tippeiil from tlm verdict, nm! JudKineni would lie taken up
Hoon.
In mipport of nn appeal tho defence
yeHterdny cmiKcd ruplcs* to he made of
tli" court rocord showlm* the wnrrti nf
.TiiiIko Hurt to tho Jury, when It waH
iiiimmuc-'ii Unit ihey could not iiki'co
on Hit-' verdict lu r-UKtirtl lo llm Coop*
ei'H. iiftci' iicfiult'lnp former Sheriff
aimrpM nf the crime.
Tlm wordH of thn court HtiliHtiintlnlly
ttifnrmliil*  ttie   In,*,*  Mint   ttu-i' r>itt"i*   *>■•
■■nil nr coin let will lm mndo the foundation for an appeal for which the defence Ih paviiiK tlm way.
After the uHitnl notlcoH hnd been
made by the attornej'H .Indue Hart affixed rclenm- hnll for |2.',o0(j on each
mnn.
The vote on tho CoopeiH reveal,.d
the Jury aiandlm*, flvo for conviction,
on murder tn ttie nmt di'Krce, -dx fat-
orlnn: conviction In the ncroni. degree,
nnd on 8. M. Hyde holdliiK out for
acquittal, After Kcvernl bnllots 11
Jurymen were voiIiik for conviction In
Kh'* «t-eonA rt*-»rr<-«* and ftnntlv Hyd"
w;ih won over.
HAS .■'HANCISCO, March 2-i—Hui'K*
lni'K ilyiinniltcd two HiifcH and looted
tho ciihIi ri'KlHten* of tlm Six Milo hotel on Sun Hriino avonuo early today
and after a ruimliiK rovolvor Imttlo
with purmicrH <*Honpi*d with aoveriil
thoiiHand dollnm.
The roiidliouHO which Ih in San Miu>.
to county Jimt beyond tho county lino,
wim partially wrecked by the bandit h.
The crncKHmcii wero found ni tucir
litlmUiut, woili by one ft Dio ■•,'<-.'■»•!<'
toiH, named Danz, and hia bartender.
Tho HiuKH opened flro on tliom, which
wriB returned by Unn/., who was armed.
I inn?, nnd IiIh bartender took rt-fiwe
in the bullfliriK, while the robbcra entered n rlK and hurriedly departed. Ah
thoy left thoy fired n volley Into the
windows of tho rondhotiBO.
A Hhcrlffs poBHo In Snn Mateo and
tlm polico of tho nwtclicrtown Htntlon
arc In purmilt of the robberB.
Damages and Permanent Injunction Secured Against Machinists and others
WINNIPEG, March 24—In the case
of the Vulcan Ironworks Company
against Winnipeg - lodgo No.' 22 and
Fort Garry lodgo No. 189 International association of Machinists and others,
the judgment is noteworthy, Inasmuch
as lt coincides with the award of the
court of appeals in the caso of the
Plumbers union given a few clays ago
granting a perpetual Injunction against,
picketing the premises of. the company
and allowing damages for loss sustained through'the Btrlke.
The injunction in the prosont caso
Is made perpetual'against'Fort Garry
lodgo No, 189 International Association of Machinists, the Iron Moulders'
union of North Amorlca No, 174 and
the International Brotherhood of
Blacksmiths and Helpers, Thero is
also a Jiulgmont, against theso organisations and against certain Individual
defendants named'in the statement of
claim for $500 damages'. *
Judgo Mathera held that the mould*
ors had dono nothing illegal In censing
to work as thoy wero engaged by the
day, Tho action-Insofar as It. refor*
rod to tho blacksmiths lodge No, 117
nnd 3.15 and machinists lodge No. 122
was dismissed In.ovory particular, tho
members being vindicated by tho evidence
It Is understood tho caso will bo Immediately appenlod and will likely bo
carried ultlmntoly to tho privy council, and both sides aro determined to
gut. the mill.'*; of tho bighorn court
of the realm In ibis most, Important
case, affecting, na It dooH, all labor dlH*
putoR,
Tills notnblo cnHO nroHo out of tlio
strike nnd lockout of the machlnlHts
hollor mnl-oi'H nnd blnckHmltliH who
woro employed by tbp Vulcan Iron Co.
Tbo striko took place lu Mny of 1 HOO,
nnd tho plaintiffs claimed (InmagoH for
Iohhch which llicy had miHtnltmd, and
asked for an Injunction ngnlnHt tho do.
fcndantH, of whom thorn wore ninety-
two, nnd lho six lnbor union** Involved,
from IntcrfciiiiK with the mon employed by the plaintIffs or those Hooking
omploymont with them nnd from picketing, boscltliig or watching     tho
•pllV'-f   «.l,f.rf.   jil*i!ntlffn   ffM'VJ*   "W   Dxnlv
bUHltlPHH.
■ FRANK, No; 1263:'Walter
ley.
Thos. Biggs.
Wrig-
HOSMER,
wick.
No, 2497:   J. D. - Both-
HILLCREST, No. 1085: Harry Cooper.
LETHBRIDGE,
Peacock.
No,     574:  Charles
LILLE, No. 1233: J. T.'Griffith.
2275 — J.
Board and Room, $26.00 per month
-:—^~- AT,T;_W_H._TV,_tiTCT,-g_A_l__
Victoria. Ave.
Mortlt Fernie
E. A. Kummer
L. O. Kummer
KUMMER BROS.
Builders and Contractors
Estimates Furnished
FIBRE PLASTER KEPT IN STOCK
FERNIE CARTAGE-CO.
Mrs. Desleaures,  Prop.
DEPOT
RESTAURANT
PX-acleod, Alta..
LUNDBRECK, No.
Smith.
MICHEL, No. 2334:
nor.
D.
Charles . Gar*
MAPLE LEAF, No. 2829: H. Blake.
MERRITT LOCAL UNION NO 2627
—Charles Brooks, secretary.
MIDDLESBORO LOCAL UNION —
President W. G. Ward, W. H. Brown
secretary,
METFORD, No. 2698: Johja Cumin.
ROYAL COLLIERIES, No. 2589: T.
Dupon, Box 496, Lethbridge.
ROCHE PERCEE (Sask) No, 2072:
Lachlan McQuarrie.
TABER, No, 102: Joshua Craig.
TABER, No. 1069: Wm.'Whito.
TAYLORTON, (8ask.) No. 2048:—
Lachlan McQuarrlo,
TAYLORTON, (Sask.) No. 2519:—
Jos. Twist,
TA8KER, N. D„ No, 2803:— J, E
Lanaborry.
WOODPECKER, No. 2290: William
Lowo.
The Two Charlies
Charlie Chamberlain
Charlie Seattle  "
Drop in and see. us
Team Work and Draying
Dealers in Wagons,   Sleighs,   Dump
Carts, Spring Rigs and Harness
.0. N. ROSS, Manager .
Stoves!
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Stoves!     Stoves!
P. Carosella
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes
Gents' Furnishings  ,
BAKER  AVENUE
BRANCH  AT  HOSMER,   B.C.
NOTICE
KILLED  IN   EATON'S
WINNH-KO, March Sir-Hut*,., flra*
1mm, nn employ-***-' nt tho T. Raton Co.
wan Inntnntty killed at noon to-dny by
frilllnj; down th***- -flovntor shaft In the
falOU',
TWENTY-PIVE DEAD
Explosion of Firedamp Onuses
Big Dt'iiih Liftt oi' Itiumt
nt Work
BVANflVILl.E, Ind, Mnrch 21—lly
an cxploHlmi of firedamp In tho Sun-
nynldf* coal mine** In thin city this afternoon all but two of tho thlrty-soven
men at work In the Kallerlew wero overcome, The only two coiibcIoub uur*
vlvorn say lhpy bellovc the majority
of thoHc remaining In the mine nre
dead an a result of the oxplnnlori.
Tho RiinnynlflR mino*** nro at tho enur
of tbiH city, PhyMrlnnR nnd police
were vuvh'il to the tnirten In nutcmo-
bllcH.
In ho maltor of an application for
the Ihhuo of a diipllcnto certificate of
titlo for tho ISant hnlf of lot 10, block
.10, Town of Kornlo (Map 734.)
Notico Is horoby Klvon thnt. It In my
Intptillon to Irkuo at tho oxplratlon of
one month nftor tho llrat publication
horoof n duplicato of tho cortlflcnto
of Title to tho nbovo mentioned land
In tho nnmo of Ann niRRH, which cortlflcnto Ib'dated tho Slat, day of Mny
H, U. JOIIAND
District HoKlatrnr
Lnnd RoKUtry Offico
Nelt-on II. C.
February 11, 1900,
We have the cheapest and
best line of Ranges, Kitchen
Stoves and Heaters.
B.C. FURNITURE
STORE
New and Second-Hand Goods
W. STAN. TERRY
Painter and Decorator
fllvo mo a chance on v<»iu' work
RACE MEETING AT CRANBROOK
Tho dlroctora ot tho Cranbrook pnrk
Limited, hold a largo incetltiR nnd decided upon a rnco nicol Inn thla uprlnR
to be held on Mny 24 nnd SB, The of*
Iclals hnvo opened correspondence
with the leadinf-, hornoiwen of wcntorn
Canada ond tho Northwestern RtatoH
nm! anticipate ono of tho mont succepH-
till mof'tlngs over hnld In thin section
of the country. Attractive purftom are
to be put up nnd the horHomon of thin
vklnity f«;l tonfldcnt that there will
bo n lnrr*» »tf»*ndi.nco.
NOTICE
In tho matter of. an application for
tho Irrur nf a dupllnntn cerllflcato of
Titlo for tlio Wost half of lot 10, block
30, Town of Pernio (Map 734.)
Notico Is.horoby Blyonthat It Is my
Intontlon to Ihbuo nt tho oxplratlon of
ono month nftor tho flrst publication
horoof a duplicato of tho cortlflcnto
of Titlo to tho abovo mentioned Innd
In tho nnmo of Ann Ulggf*, which cortlflcnto Ib dntod tho 12th day of July
IWl, nml numbered Ti'iit A.
H, It. JOIIAND
District Registrar
I.nnd Reglntry Office
N"i*l«on n. C.
Vehrnary 11, liM.
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_    DliiaNi
.. CowniaHT.** *<*•*,
Aw/ttne Mutlnf • ntittt'i end dtHiintlan ten
■JnlclilT ucmuIvi C«f opinion fr«« ■*»l*.»«.U«f *a
(ViTtw.tloo.ji ProBiblr *pil*ni«*3l*.pomrnui.l«».
•Mntf-M, OMMt earner lit twuxitttputnti.
I'kUuu Uiuii tttroujiU Maitiu i Ui, ituive
itwiM .tollMj'wt. html Dwt«, tn Ihe
Sdeniine flttierican.
A*un4io-B«i'ruiMtn*«4wMtilf. Utiuiete.
ulMloa 0<»i»i7 idutiaoloa-r-ML .T-Mtni lot
--**- '"v» 1*u,tc*Ui* pwld.   HoU Iky
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-.The mark oh Sophy's left cheek grew
redder. Julia laughed mockingly.- Sophy looked down on her. still very
grave.     "      '■
."You do-look pretty today." she observed—"and happy." ■
"Yes. yes! So I tease you, don't I?,
But I like to-see you hang out your
danger- signal."
She held out her arms to tbe little
girl.   Sophy came and- kissed ber. then
sat down, beside her.
"Forgive?"
"Yes," said Sophy. "Do you think it's
a very awful name?"
"Oh, you'll change it some day,"
smiled Julia, speaking more truth than
she knew, "Listen! Mother's consented, consented, consented! I'm to
go arid live with Uncle Edward in London—London, Sophy, and learn elocution." , . " ■ ■
"Learn what?"
"El-o-cu-tion, which means how. tc
talk, so that people can hear you ever
so. far off." - a      -
"To shout?"
"No. Don't be stupid. To—tb be
heard plainly without shouting. To be
heard in a theater! Did you ever see
a theater?"
"No. . Only a circus. I haven't seen
much."
-• "And then—the stagei I'm to be an
actressl Fancy mothor consenting at"
last!,' An actress Instead of,a govern
ess! Isn't it glorious?" Sbe paused n
moment, then added, with a self conscious laugh, "Basil's awfully angry,
-though." "■"'..
"Why should he be angry?" asked
Sophy. Her own anger was gone. She
was plucking daisies and sticking them
here and there° in ber friend's golden
hair. They were great friends, this
pair, and Sophy was very proud of .the
friendship. Julia was grown up, the
beauty of. the village, and—a lady!
Now, Sophy was by no means any one
of these things.
"Oh, you wouldn't understand." laughed Julia, with a blush.
"Does he want to keep company with
you—and ,wonU you do lt?"
"Only servants keep company, Sophy." '  ■ .    y    .
"Oh!" said Sophy obviously making a
mental note of the information.
"But he's very- silly about lt I've
Just said 'Ooodby,' to ninn-you know
he goes up to Cambridge tomorrow-
and be did say a lot ef silly, things.''
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W, E. Barker, Cayloy, Alta.
Mr. Frank Scudamore, the great war
correspondent, who sent many of the
Canadian despatches during tho late
Boer war, owes his health to, Zam-Buk,
He has passed unscathed through 29
battles, but a scratch which turned to
blood poisoning nearly ended his days.
Zam-Buk saved him and he writes as
follows:
"I have proved Zam-Buk such a
blessing that I. want others to know of
Its merits. Tho poisonous dye ln
some underclothing I was wearing got
into a scratch I had sustained, and
blood poisoning set up. Inflammation was followed by great pain and
swolllng and thon ulcers broke out oh
my. legs. For some tlmo I could not
walk a fow steps, not ovon put my feet
to tho ground. On my left log below
the knoe I had seventeen ulcers whicli
caused holes into which I,could put
my thumb. On the right log I.had
fourteen ulcers. Medical treatment,
failed to rellovo, , homoly romodlos
woro applied in vain, Wook followed wook and I gradually got, worse until I was worn out with pain and lack
of sloop. On tho advlco of a frlond
I obtained somo Zam-Buk and loft off
everything else whilo I trlod lt, It
Hoomod to glvo mo alinost Instant rollof from the pain, and In a few days
I noticed that It was healing Iho ul*
corn. This was choerlng indeed nnd
gladly I poruovorod with tho Zom-Bult
troatmont. Bit by bit tho poisonous
matter was drawn out, Tho ulcers
wero hoalod and now hoalthy skin
grew ovor tho provlously dlseasod
places. I am now quito cured and In
grntltiido I montlon thoso factH that
othor HUfforors from skin (llHoaso
may know of Romo! hlng that, will euro
thom.
Zam-Buk In a Hiiro cure for oczonia,
ringworm, uIooi-h, abHcowioH, pllos, bud
log, suppurating wound**, cuts, burn*,,
brulHOH, chapped handH and cold
crackH, and all akin injuries and. dlfl*
■'anon, All druggists and storoH mill
al. ilfty cents por box post froo from
Znm-nuk Co, Toronto, upon receipt of
price.
bad grown Into a, tall, good looking
young fellow. He was clad In what is
nowadays ea.led a blazer and check
trousers and- smoked a large meerschaum pipe. His expression was
gloomy. The. gate was shut, and he
>vas on the top of lt Sophy approached him with some signs of nervousness.
When, he saw her he greeted her moodily.1
"You can't come through," he said
firmly.
"Please, Mr. Basil. 1 must   I shall be
late.for tea."
"I ,won|t let you through.   There!"
Sophy  looked   despairful.    "May   I
climb over?"
"No!" said Basil firmly, but a smile
began to twitch about his lips.
Quick now, as ever, to see the joint
in a mnn's armor. Sophy smiled too.
"If you'd let me through I'd give you
a ktss.V sbe said, offering tbe only thing
she had to glvo
in all tbe world.
"You    would,
would you? But
I   hate   kisses.
In fact, I bate
girls ail around,
big and little."
"You    don't
bate   Julia,   do
you?"
"Yes,    worst
of all."
/'Oh!" said Sophy—once more
the recording,
re glstering
"Oh!"—because
Julia had given
quite another impression, and Sopby
sought to reconcile these'opposites.
Tbe young man jumped down from
the gate, with a healthy laugh at himself and**at her,.caught her up ln his
arms and gave her, a smacking kiss.
"That's'toll." he. said. "Now you can
go through! missy."
"Thank you, Mr. Basil. It's not very
liard to get through, is it?"    ,
He"* set her down . with a laugh, a
laugh with, a nc,*e of surprise ln lt
Her last words bad sounded odd from
a child. But Sophy's eyes were quite
grave. She was probably recording the
practical value of a kiss.     ^
"You shall tell me whether you think
the same about that in a few years'
time," he said, laughing again.
7"When I'm grown up?" she asked,
with a slow; puzzled smile.
"Perhaps," said he. assuming gravity
anew.   ,       .„  ■     . , 7 u     -
"And cook?" she asked, with a curi-
"Sow you can go
through," he'said.
man, to whom content was* high duty,
to bo won by the performance of other
duties..   If the squire detected in the
girl signs of ingratitude to himself his
wife'* laid equal blame on a rebellion
against heaven.    Sophy knew—if not
then, yet on looking back—what, tbey
felt "Her references to them are charged with a remorse whose playful expression, obstinately touched with scorn
as lt is, does not hide its sincerity   She
soon perceived, anyhow, that she was
getting a bad character.   She, the cook
in posse, was at open war with Mrs.
Smilker, the cook tn esse, though, to
be sure, Smilker might have done something to reconcile her to Grouch:
,   Mrs. Browniow naturally ranged her-
self on the side of constituted authority, of the superior rank In the domestic
hierarchy.   Moreover, it is likely that
Mrs. Smilker was right ln nine cases
out of ten, at all events.   Sophy recognized that probability ln  after   life.
None tbe less, sbe allows herself more
than once to speak of "that beast of a !
Smilker." j
For the greater part of this time she I
had no friends outside the hall to turn '
to.    Julia   Robins  was  pursuing   her ;
training in acting in London and. later, |
her profession in tho country.    Basil
Williamson, who amused her, was at '•
Cambridge and afterward at his bos-;
pltal.   A glimpse of him she may have ,
caught now and then, but they had uo j
further talk.   Very probably he sought
no "opportunity.    Sophy  had  passed
from the Infants' school to the scullery.
1 Sbe had grown from a child into a big
girl.   If prudent Basil kept these transformations in view, none ean blame
him—be was the son of the rector of
the parish—so when bidden to the hall
he ate tho potatoes Sophy had peeled,
but,recked no more of tbe band that
peeled them.    In the main the child
, was no doubt a solitary creature.
So much is what scientific men and
historians call "reconstruction"—a hazardous process, at least when you are
dealing with human beings. It has
been kept within the strict limits of legitimate Inference and accordingly
yields meager results. The return of
Julia Robins enables'us to put many
more of the stones—or bones, or whatever they may be called—in their appropriate places.
It Is the summer of 1805, and Julia is
very gorgeous. Three years bad passed
over her head. Her
training bad been com-
pleted a twelvemonth
, before, ^ and she bad
been on ber first ,tour.
She bad come home to
rest and to look out for
a new engagement. She
wore a blue hat with a
white feather, a blue
skirt and a red Garibaldi
shirt Her fair hair
was dressed in th? latest fashion. The sensation she made in Morp-
Despair and Despondency
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UNDERWEAR, ETC.
Suit of Clothes, $5 and up, Hats $1.00 and up,
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Shirts 50c and up, Underwear $1.00 per suit
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'You're beau
tiful!" cried
Sophy.
Fernie Dairy
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J'BESH MILK
(lolivorotl to, all
parts of tbo town
FOUL   MURDER OF WOMAN
Hackod With Azo and Knlfo—Tlm
Imprint of a Hind Hal
Boon Found
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GORRIE BROS,, Props,
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NIAGARA PALL8, Mnrch 2l.--.Mri*..
Anthony Pore-lit, SB yearn old, wat
hnokod to dentil with nn nxe nnd a
butcher knlfo nt. her homo on lluffnlo
•\vnntio.
Tho houso, a small structure, sti>mls
a hundred foot back from tho Htri?ot,
nnd In aurroundod by trooH, Tho polico woro notlflod of tlio murdor nbout
nlno o'clock. Thoy arrested throo
bonrdorB nnd tho huBbnnd. Tho print
of a bloody hnnd wna found on fho
back door.
A noctlon of tho door wnM torn nwny
by tho officers nnd tho Imprints of tlm
hands of tho prisoners will bo I ft ken
nnd compared with the mnrks on thc
door panels,
tt
A tall young mnn sat swinging hie Icqt
on tlie gate.'
She suddenly caught bold of Sophy and
kissed.ber half a dozen times. "It's a
wonderful thing thnt'B happened. I'm
so tremendously happy!" Sbe set her
littlo friend, free with n last kiss and a
playful plDch.
Neither caress nor pinch disturbed
Sophy's composure. Sho sat down on
tbo grass,
"Something's happened to mo, too,
today," sho announced,
"Has It, Tots? What la It?" asked
Julio, smiling indulgently. Tbo great
events In other lives aro thus sufficiently acknowledged.
"I've left school, and I'm going to
lonvo Mrs. James' and go and Ilvo at
tho ball nnd bo taught to help cook, nnd
when I'm grown up I'm going to bo
cook." Sho spoko slowly and weightily,
her oyes fixed on Julia's faco.    .
"Well, I call It a shame!" cried Julia
in generous indignation, "Oh, of courso
lt would be all right if thoy'd treated
you properly—I mean, as If thoy'd
meant that from tbo beginning. Dut
thoy haven't'. You've lived with Mrt».
James,! know, but you'vo been In and
out of tho bnll all tlio tlmo, having tea'
ln tbo drawing room and fruit nt dessert, and—and Boon, And you look like
a littlo lady and talk liko ono—almoBt
I think it's a shame not to glvo you a
bettor cbnnco.  Cooler*
"Don't you think It might be rather
nice to bo a cook—n good cook?"
"No, I don't," answered tbo budding
Mrs. Siddous decisively,
"Pooplo alwnys talk a groat den!
nbout the cook," plondod Sophy. "Mr,
nnd Mra, Browniow aro always talking
nlwut tho cook—nnd Uio rector talks
nbout his cook, too—not always vory
kindly, though,"
"No, It's a flhnmo, nnd I don't bollovo
It'll hnppon."
"Yoh, It will, Mrs. Ilrownlow sottlod
It toilny."
"Thoro nro othor peoplo in tho world
besides Mrs, Ilrownlow,"
Bophy wiih not oxnctly surprised nt
UiIh dictum, but t'vldontly It gave hur
thought, Ilnr long delayed "Yon"
showed tlmt ns pin Inly ns hor "Oh" hnd
n littlo whilo bpforo tnnrkod hor appro*
t'hitlon of the social limits of "keeping
fompnny." "Hut ulio enn uottlo It all
tlie snmo," BhoNpcr>*lHtcd,
"Por thr* tlmp hIio enn," Julln admitted. "Oh, I wonder whnt'll bo my
lii'ul ,*.'..rt, Totnl" Sliv lliivxv lite pttiily
hi'iid bnck on the grin***, closing hor
eyes, A smile of radlnnt nutlclpntlon
hovered nbout her lips, Tho littlo girl
roHO nnd ntood looking nt hor frlond-
tho friend of whom the wat no proud.
"You'll look .very, very pretty," she
wild, wltli sober grnvlty.
.Iu I la's nm Ilo hrondencd, hut her lips
renin inod shut Bophy looked nt hor
for n moment longer, nnd, without for*
nml farewell, resumed her progress
down tho avonuo, It was hnrd on ton*
time, nnd Mm. .Inmon wat* n stickler
for punctuality.
Yet. Sophy'** march wum. Interrupted
onco more, A tall young man sit
swinging his leg* on tbe gate that led
from tlio avenue Into the roail Ths
sturdy boy who had run borne tn terror on tbe night Enoch Grouch died
^lljTlnten^gatlve alrronxlous" apparently to see what he. In, his turn, would
think of her destiny..
0'"Cook?   You're.going to be a cook?"
"The cook," she amended—"the cook
ht the'hall."        "' 77  r.   '" " ','
"I'll come and eat your dinners." Be
laughed, yet looked a trifle compassionate. Sopby's quick eyes tracked his
feelings.
"You don't think It's nice to be a
cook, either?" sbe asked.
'  "Oh. yes; splendid!'   The cook's a
sort of queen," said he.
'•The cook a sort of queen? Is she?"
Sophy's eyes'were profoundly thoughtful.
"And I should be very proud to kiss
a queen—a sort of queen—bocauso I
shnll be only a poor sawbones,"
a, "Saw bones?"
"A surgeon—a doctor, you know-r
wlth a red lamp, like Dr, Scaton of
Brentwood.','
Sho looked nt him for a moment
"Aro you really going nwny?" sho nsked abruptly,
"Yes, for n bit-tomorrow."
Sopby's mnuner expanded Into a
calm grnclousnoss. "I'm vory sorry,"
sho Bald,
"Thank you."
"You nrauso mo."
"Tho douco I do!" laughed Basil Williamson.
Sho raised her eyes slowly to his.
"You'll bo friends, anyhow, won't
you?"
"To cook or queen," ho sold, nnd
heartiness shone through bis raillery.
Sophy nodded her bend gravely, bobI-
Ing tho bnrgnln,   A bargain it was,
•ssSbsE
Ingham needs no record.
But her head was not
turned. ; .Nobody .was ever less of a
snob, than Julia Robins, "no friendship
ever more Independent of the ups and
downs of life, on one side or the other,
than that which united her and Sophy
_Grouch. She-opened-cornmunications-
with the hall scullery Immediately, nnd
"Sophy was as much of a durllng ns
ever" Is her warm hearted verdict.
The hall was not accessible to Julia
nor Woodbine vlodge to Mrs. Brown-
low's little cook girl. But the squire's
coachman had .been at the station w hen
.Julia's train came in. Her arrival
would be known in tho hall kitchen if
not upstairs. On tho morrow she went
Into the avenue of old elms about 12
o'clock, conjecturing that her friend
might havo a few free moments nbout
that hour—an oasis between the labors
, of. the morning and tbo claims of
luncheon. Standing there under the
trees in all her finery—not very expensive unpry no doubt yet fresh and Indisputably gay—sho called her old
mocking challenge: "Sophy Grouch: Sopby Grouch I"
Sophy was watching. Her head rose
from tbo other sldo of tho ditch. Sfto
was down la a moment, up again nud
ln her friend's arms. "It's llko a puff
of fresh air," sho whispered as she
kissed her, and then, drawing nwny.'
looked her over.* Sophy wns tall beyond hor yenrs, nnd hor head was nearly on a level with Julia's. Sho was In
hor short print gown, with her kitchen
apron on, hor sleeves rolled up, hor
face rod from tho flro, hor hands, too,
no doubt red from washing vegetables
and dishes. "Sho looked llko Cinder*
elln In'tho first net of a pantomime,**
Is Miss Robins' professional comment,
colored porhaps also by subsequent
ovents,
"You'ro beautiful I" cried Sophy, "Oh,
thnt shirt! I lovo red!" And do on
for somo tlmo no doubt. "Tell mo
nbout It. Tell me everything about it,"
sho urged. "It's tho noxt best thing,
you know."
Miss Itoblns recounted her adventures. Thoy would not scorn very dazzling nt this (llRtnnco. Sophy heard
thom wlth,nrdont oyes.   Thoy availed
ORIGINAL CHARTER 5854
Tho reason so few robberies take place in the
Cities is because peoplo take their money to
the Bank instead of keeping it around tlie
house or carrying it around with them. By
supplying a means for the safe keeping of
money the banks afford a protection for both
, life and, property. •  ..
HEAD   OFFI-CE:   8   KING   ST.,  WEST,   TORONTO
FERNIE BRANCH
W. C. B. Manson Manager
Three
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NOTICE
LICENSE   TO   AN   EXTRA-PROVINCIAL COMPANY
Companies Act 1897; Canada, Province
of British Columbia
(No, -ifii.)
THIS Is to certify thnt tho "Pugh
& Livingstone Lumber Co, Limited,"
Ih nut.horli.ed nnd llcoiisud to carry on
..„ _, _,     t    lniHliioHB within the provlnco of llrltlHh
to color tho tunrk on her cheek to n I Columbln, nml to carry out or offout. nil
rosy tint.    "Thnt's being olive," sho I or nny of the objecth of tho company
I' Roomed somehow Impossible, mo
going to bo cook thoro nil my
days." So writes Sophy at n later
dato ln regard to hor lifo ut Mori**
Ingham hnll, To many of un In our
youth It hns aocmed Iraporislblo that
wo Hhould pass nil our days In tho humdrum occupntioiiH und tho mediocre positions In which wo hnvo In fnct spent
them, Young ambitious aro chronicled
only whon thoy hnvo boon fulfilled—
unless whoro n horn autoblographor
niMtfon tnvtte nttt nt hi* ffH'i'rt*.'*. t'nt
Sophy hnd a double portion of orlRlnnl
rtrntiessneHii, TIiIh much tho records of
Morplnglinm yean., Hcnuty as thoy aro,
render plain
Tho Immediate result of this disposition of horn wns unhuppy, nnd It In not
lin*..*1 ?*,  4.,........,, t...   ,..m.   t,   .  *      il .   *
-.'-'.•-..'   17   -.J..4l,.aaa,.4,a     '.I . a,.   i.a»«»  aa.VttUjj". Xl*
tho Brownlows, Their benovolonce wns
ample, but It was not unconscious.
Thoir benefits, which were vory groat
nppoared to them exhnustlvo, not only
nbov-» what Bophy might expect, bnt
nlno beyond whnt sbe could Im-kglne.
They hnd picked her up from th* road*
klde and sot ber on the w»y to that
sort of kingdom with tho proMpMt of
which Basil Williamson hud tried to
console her. The squire wm iin entim**
hie man, tat on* or small mind. He
moved among tha lUtle—tha e-Mtontftd
'-•rd of ii pin point of the earth. Urt.
"rownlow -was a profooadJ-f ttobM wo*
Hnld, with n doep drawn nigh,
Julln pattnd hor hand coiiHoll-,gly,
"Hut I'm twontyl" sho reminded hor
friend. "Think how young you nro!"
"Young or old's much tho same In
the kitchen." Sophy grumbled,
Llnl'lng arms, thoy walkod up the
nveuue and cnmo nonr to tho gnten,
Julia felt n sudden prossuro on her
arm.
"Look:" whispered Sophy, hor eyes
lighting up ngnln In Interest
A young mnn rodo up tho approach
to the hall lodge. Ills maro was a
I'-'ii niy Ilo snt hor woll. tlo won per-
iVrily dressed for thc exercise. Ills
fi'Mtiiii's wore elenr cut nnd handsome.
'.;<•'.-• uur. uh diiu nu air of breeding
I'lu.ut bin*, ■in nlwut tbo vpitnAlA Nch''
foimdlnnd dog which run behind him.
tiilln looked nn she wns blddon. "He's
.". "i'l*?!?!-.**." Mtiu .said, . "WhaT*- ***•
(To bo cnntluu-Ml,)
Unequatfld as a Cure for CrouD
"Besides bolng mi excellent romody
for colds und thront troublus, Cham-
berlnln's Cough Ilomedy Is uncqualed
ns a cure for croup," snys Harry WII*
inn of Wnynofown, Ind. Whon given
mi soon fit* tbo crotipy (.ou-jh appears
thla remody will prevent tho attack.
It Is usod successfully in many thousands of homes. For sale by all drug*
Klsta.
*o whicli tho luglHlatlvo authority of
iho Legislature of llrltlHh , Columbia
oxtondn,
Tho bend office of Iho Company Ih
iliualo nt tho Town of Okotoks In the
.'tovlncu of All'iu'la;  llio amount   of
■ upllnl of tho Compnny Ih Seventy-five
hmiHiuid dollai'H, divided Into Seven
■ uinlrod nnd fifty Hlinros of one bun-
mod dollarH on.'li,
Tho hond offlrn of iho company   in
■ IiIh province Ih nltimtii nt r'llimouth,
ind Willinm Sti.'wnrt Horron, Jumbo.*-
nun, whose addi'OHH lu IClkiiioiilh
■iforoHiild, Ih iho attorney for lho
Company.
■jiti;..   limit:,   in,,   iml.ii   ui.il   tacai     in
ffflce nt Vlrtorlti. Vrnvlnrc of ttrltl.'.b
("olumbln, this fifteenth dny of Ili-oem*
lior, one thousand nine hundred nnd
eight.
S. Y. WOOTTON,
(IlOKlRtrnr of Joint fttork
ConipanloK.;
The objects for which this Compnny
hns hoot) oHtabllHhcil nnd llcetiHcd aro:
Tho ptirchnHu of timber limits, the
mnnufneturo nnd snlo of lumbor, in
eluding lho umuufactiir.' of llml-cm,
t«*Iephon«* t"*'"*"- Dot, shlngln*.. brim,
boxoH und nit other kindred produtti*
Unit mn be rniule from timber: to pur*
cluiMt or sell other lumbiM iniluutri'-n
or tho stock thereof, fltid generally to
carry on the business of manufat-iun*
and sale of tho produi Is of timber aud
lumber. Mcli COO
NOTICE Ih horoby glvon thnt implication will be made to the purlin*
mont of Canndn at the prcnont Hossion
thereof for nn Act Incorporating a
company under thc nnmo of the Kootenay nnd Alborta Hallway company,
with powor In behalf of tho compnny
to:
1, Conotruct, equip, maintain nnd
opornto a lino or lines of railway (u)
Prom a point on the Crow's Neat
branch of the Canadian Pacific Hallway between Cowley and Plnclior
Creok, stations In tho province of Alborta, thonco In a southerly direction
puHHlng through lb-aver Valloy to the
North Kootenay Push, ihoiicn In a
southerly direction down tin. Vnlloy
of the Flathead river, lu the provlnco
or 11 rt 11 nil Columbia, to tho Intermit*
lonal boundary, (b) Prom, nt or noar
llm aforesaid point on the Ciow'h Nest
Hrnn.*h of the f'nnndlnn Pacific Rnllwny, tliciico In a southerly direction,
IKtHHlni; ut or near the town of Plnclior
Crook tlirotiKh the PiHlibourn sotlbv
ment, tliriJiiKli the Illooil Indian Ho*
Borve, down the Milk lllvnr Valley to
lho lnl.-riMtlnnnl boundary nt or nonr
Coutts, ic) A branch linn from a
point at or near tho crossing of thn
Waterloo rlVMr lu thn province of Al*
bertn ibftiri* In n tJOiitlierlv illrertlnn
down to the Houth west cornor of tho
Ifluoii finnan itest-riir, pimMing Hi thu
vicinity of Mountnltivluw, tliencu down
tho Vnlley of U>oa Creek to Cnrds-
ton.
2, Acquire nnd utlll/.o ntenm   nnd
.,.*'.....    j,..,.....    aa>.    a..,.,.,..a, .ia.Ufa,   ..,.      aj,
generating electricity for nny purpose
nnd commorcinlly donllng lu the snmo,
3, Construct, control nnd   operate
(olograph nnd telephone, linos.
•t.   Kntor Into nKrccm-'Ms with other Hallway compnnlo-*.
SMITH & JOHNSTON
Hollritors for tho Applicants
Dntod nt onawn this 'JMIi dny ot
January 1909
ADVKHT.Nr. IN THK liKDOBR *tsMef*#**>k*>
PAGE EIGHT
THE   DISTRICT   LEDGER,   FERNIE, B.C.   MARCH 27 1909
LOCALS
C. P. R. TIME TABLE.
No. 8 J Iyer Eastbound   24.18
No.. 7 Flyer Westbound  1.55
No. 214 Eastbound Regular  18.25
No. 213 Westbound Regular .... 9.46
No. 236 Eastbound lst class .. 9.00
No. 235 Westbound, lst class ..20.16
-    .G.N. TIME TABLE
NO. 252 I**-*o. 251
10.55                  FERNIE 1.35
11.^13              ■ HOSMER 1.10
11.25                     OLSON*. ,      1.02
11.50                 MICHEL " .12.40
TO RENT—Furnished rooms with
bath at Howland avenue, opposite the
Baptist church.
LOT FOR SALE—Lot 13 block 2,
Hosmer, apply A. J... Limb, Coal
Creek.
WANTED—Partner in good piiying
buisness, with five hundred dollars capital ; apply post office box 238, •
Piano for- sale—$200 cash. A bargain. Apply Ledger Office.
LOT FOR SALE—West Fernie", Apply Ledger Office.
FOR SALE—3 Rose comb brown
Leghorn cockerels, also eggs for hatching, Leghorns or Buff Orpington.—
Apply T. Kynaston, Coal Creek Track
Side, Fernie.
Good Friday falls on Apirl 9th this
year. '        .
For hotel accommodation the Napanee is the place.
Take a rubber at Ingrams bowling
alley. »
Patronize home industry and smoke
Crow's Nest Specials and Extras
Dr. Higgins of Hosmer was here on
Tuesday.
Louis Gales of Blairmore was. in
town Tuesday. ■■
Nothing so refreshing at the week
end as a hot bath. Try Ingram's.,
Bob Moore of Michel was in town
.this week.
The cuisine at the Napanee is the
best in the city.
For a good comfortable smoke get
Dorenbecker's brands. They are
home product.
C. E. "McNab of Waldo was in Fernie on Monday.
Beef, mutton, pork, veal, hams, bacon, lard, etc.; only of the very best,
Phone 41. '
Thomas S: Sanderson of Waldo was
in town on Monday.'
The Napanee hotel is prepared to
handle travellers and other guests.
N. P. Maeleod of Nelson was in
town <->n Wednesday.
You can have a 21 jewel movement
in a 20 year gold filled case for $20 at
Liphardt the Jeweler's.
Thc tobacco with a"flavor is to be
LhaH-at-thp.-Cliih Cigar Store.
Leave your order at the' Palm for
cut flowers. „'*' o
Mrs. Todd's Millinery Opening" on
Wednesday, March 24. *   '
Dan McMillan is back from Spokane
after a couple of weeks holidays.'
The Fat men's team and the Printers
team will bowl a game op Tuesday evening at 7 o'clock,.
The, most interesting place in town--
Ingram's bowling alley.
The Royal hotel,hereby challenge the
Napanee to a game of bowling for
monoy, chalk or marbles.
.Mrs. Robert R. Webb will receive
for the first timo on Thursday afternoon at her homo cornor of Dnlton ancl
Hanson streets.
II. G. Hawkins, of Spokano, agent,
for tho Chicago Great Western Hallway, was in town on Thursday.
If the chawppies were sure to leave
an-open night tlio Printers team would
like to get. on that gnmo with the
Bankers.
■Two cars of Okotoks brick for sals,
Immediate delivery. Apply P, Burns
& Co,
Labs' Prot. Union 12007 of Fornio
will meet Saturday, April 3rd. All
members requested to bo present, and
those who wish to affiliate
Two or throo Russians with unpro*
mmnenhle names wont, back to the old
country to tho port of linage this week
viaO. N. It.
Two cars of Okotoks brick for anlo.
Immediate delivery. Apply P. Burns
& Co.
Photographer Spalding took a group
photo nf llio. Leilirer staff and soinn
views of tin* plant and at last accnunlH
he Is still living,
The Club cigar store for your tobaccos and cigars.
Spalding, the photographer, Is getting nu enlargement apparatus, and
will make a specialty of that work.
He Ih doing hoiIiu flue work these
tltnoH. lid
The harborH generally close their
shops at seven after the first of April.
We wore asked to remind th'e public,
ns well as ull bnihers tn see thai lh«y
carry this very sensible'idea thioimh
Ibis season.
Let us tnke your order for n ni*
spring suit. Satisfaction guaranteud.
The Misses Euler.
Hov. I, W, Wllllnmsnn has moved
Into his liamlhoiui'. new iri'lilcnir un
Pi'Ilail avenue. The .•iintrni'inri* were
Mr. A. .McLean, the work being done
I .' .'    I* M..,.,,If,i>i       i t   SI,.       • ■  ■ f.|,1
dim"-*
1'ne.lnenB lot nud building fnr mile—
Apply tu W. It. McPougnll.
A. .1. t'nrier and Thos. Itlgas n**
turned from the joint convention nt
Maeleod nn W«Mln«r*'l**v, Mr. '''•.'■•••r
left ThurHdiiy creniiig for Micln-i nml
Messrs. HIkkh and Calvin went to Mor*
rlsey on Friday morning In romif-f-lnn
with the new ngreerneiiis.
C. C. Wright in bit new quarters in
the Henderson block,.
1 Vevf Mntid/iv nltrlif n rwi*tlnif nf Hie
I'einle football club Mill be held al Ih"
Kinii Kdwnnl lintel. All Interested In
the j.port are r-wpienn d to be |»n-y>*ii'.
i Th" annual meeting of ih<* Crows
NY*! I'in***. It-ague li* I*'* 'aV** place at
Ml'lid ou Monday. April Mb. nnd It
will be necessary to <tppoln* n i|.*l«**
(•*.•<• It om Fi tnie to .'iinjid ilii* r;v -•" t ■
Irny.
.To feel like a new man take a bath
at Ingram's."
The Canadian Boarding house are
adding another storey to their building.
J. P. Beynon of Michel was in town
on Wednesday and visited the Ledger
plant.
Wright the jeweler has moved to
the Henderson block.
Miss Annie Sherman came to the
city on Thursday evening for a short
visit. • ai
n The roller rink will be running Sat
urday afternoon and night, and Monday
Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.
Vice-President J. R. Galvin returned from the' conference at Maeleod on
Wednesday.
Baby carriages and go-carts fitted
with rubber tires, from $3.25 up ■> at
the Trites-Wood Co.
J. Crawford is at Virden,\Man., this
week with the view of engaging in the
livery business.
S. T. Haft, .auditor, for the Great
Northern Express company was in the
city on Thursday.
The Trades and Labor council meet
on Monday evening at'8 sharp. All
delegates please attend.
Meet me at Ingrams pool and billiard room.
Liphardt' has alarm clocks for $1,
$1.75 and $2.
Carpenters are warned to stay away
from Fernie as there are now an overplus of union men here out of work.
The roller rink will be closed for the
month of April as the rink will be used
in connection with the evangelistic
services starting on April 4.
Mrs. Wm. Stockwell returned from
the old country on Wednesday where
she. has been visiting for several
months, v
L. P. Eckstein, accompanied by Mrs
Eckstein, was at Nelson this .week in
connection with agreements for Dist.
C, W. F. M.
You are right. The Trite .-Wood Co.
have big values to offer in furniture
and stoves. • Special inducements.for
cash.
Joe Peri; who has been a pauper in
the city jail hospital since Christmas,
but who was removed to Bonnell and
Corsan's hospital recently, died there
on Monday last. '
Why is the roller rink like a crockery store? Because you see so many
tumblers there.
L. P. Eckstein,has "received a retainer from District No. 6 Western
Federation of Miners, which includes
all the' unions of metalliferous mines
in British Columbia. This is a big
thing for Mr. Eckstein. '
Look at your diamond and see   jf
the claws are holding solid.   . If-not
bring   it  to   Liphardt who  does  that
work the same day as it is left.
Church  Notes
We are still rolling along at the
roller rink though it takes something
more than ordinary greece to keep the
"wile e I s~m o v i n g.  ■        —-	
The usual run of high class moving
pictures at the Fernieopera house are
pleasing large audiences., Last "Saturday evening large crowds wore waiting for admission .to the second performance as they could not get in- at,
the flrst.
Nice fresh lettuce at the Palm.
Several ' county court cases were
tried before his honor 'Judge Wilson. A
case of interest to Michel peoplo was
a suit for damages. ■ The parties are
McColl and Davies. Judgment was
not given at the time of going to
press,
Several lads nbout 13 or 14 years
of age residing nt Coal Creok, were
summoned,for breaking windows in the
winding engine house, the property of
the Crows Nest Pass Coal Co, They
wore tried before Magistrate Whimster
on Thursday, and let go on suspended
sentence,
■Charlie Crossln, 14, wearing knee
brooches, and Miss Mlnnlo Corloy, 30
years of ago were married at Maben,
Miss, last, weok. The boy's parents
would not allow him to return to his
nowly wedded wife and in an hour after tho ceremony the coitplo woro parted. MIhh Corloy Hnys Bho will commit
suicide If Hho Is not1 permitted to live
with hor husband.
Football
Phone 41 for the best of meats.
Next Sunday In the BnptlBt church
Mr, Williamson will preach In tho
morning tho second sermon nn How to
Secure tho Filling of the Holy Spirit.
In the ovoning tho final Hormoii In the
series on Revival, the subject bolng:
"Somo gorat results wo may havo
from tlm Revival." Mr. Williamson
will also slug the song "Ills Eye Ih on
tho Sparrow," one of tho host In Alexander's book, Everybody will bo
welcomed.
Whnt Is the difference between a
poor bnsebnller and a roller Bkater7
One is bum on the hit and the other is
hit on the—nose,
Tens grown at high altitudes on the
iiiouiitaln slopes of Ceylon where tlw
growth Is slower and cultivation more
careful thnn lit the warm, humid climate of the valleys, are used in "Salada" Tea, High grown tea like "Hi* I*
ndii" Ik nol onlv of a finer ■■iiiilliy but
coniiilns more of the essential oil In
j tin- h-af than valley grown ten. This
lis    easily  proved  by cniupnt'lng     a
j drawing of "Salada"  ten  with    any
\ oilier.
i Rochon, the Knmly King haw boon
Hiulldlnu un a reputation for excellence
jIn confections of all lal'iii*-. inn a lectin
I {ii.m.ii wwii,  .M'ji.t.   Yii'i/i.,1     t'l' .'j.-... ,
*#*«V¥¥-*¥¥¥¥.-f«¥¥¥^¥'(t*f ¥¥¥¥«¥**'
i Safety Deposit Vault\
is par excellence of anything yet introduced in this community. Mr. Rochon sent a box to the animals at the
Ledger Zoo and they pronounced them
the best yet. and also that they left a
decidedly "moreish" taste. . Try a box
for yourself. On behalf of the staff,
we might mention to the general public
that we are the finest samplers, that
ever set foot this side the Rockies and
are always pleased to give our opinion
on a sample box of new candy or anything in that line.
Good Service
At the Baptist church on Sunday
evening Mr. Williamson continued his
series of sermons on the Revival, taking as his subject "How 1 Can. Hinder
a Revival," which he pointed out
could be' done by not attending and
by criticizing and being out of smy-
pathy with the work. Mr. Williamson made a strong plea for the co-operation of his people in the revival
campaign which is to start shortly in
this city. The speaker pointed out
that crowds drew.crowds and that if
his people could not do any more than
simply' attend they would be helping
greatly in the work,
Mr. Brown of Nelson was in town
on Wednesday.
A Good Show
, Those who were not fortunate
enough to be present at .the -performance of "Was She to Blame," on
Thursday evening at the Fernie opora
house, missed one of the treats of
the season. Mr. J. G.'Stuttz the original owner and promoter of the
play, is a natural born artist and actor, and has such a natural air that the
play seems real life. His-impersonation of Eli Washington Pancake was
of a high class, and he was just as
ably supported by the balance of the
company, including the beautiful.Agnes Marion Stuttz as Diane, who looked as fresh,and charming as a budding rose, and acted her part to perfection throughout. There was not a good
attendance owing to the short notice
of the play, but the show on Friday
night drew a better house. Olo Olson,
of course, is only a farcical comedy,
but it was well put on, and well .received. The Stuttz Company should
get good houses wherever they go.,
Methodist church  News
All members and friends are requested to be present at the Epworth
league'next Monday night at the Methodist church, as it is the last meeting
before the revival campaign.
The meeting will be a business one
and all are asked to be present, as the
election of officers , for the coming
term will take place. The, hour for
the meeting is 8.
NEW    STOI^p
t With, up-to-date Fixt*ares   ,   »,
♦  -'Fresh., ,Qr'bcei*ies ;'&n-&
Right Prices
W. J.   BKUNDBU*.     Give us a. call
!
Singer Sewing Machines Co.,
; Fernie, B. C. - .-'
*. \   - -
Why be without a Sewing Machine when you .
can get one for $3.00 a month? :
J. P. H0ULAHAN, Agent, opposite Coal Co.'s office, Pellat Ave.
REV. JAMES BUSWELL
Who wll^ have Charge of the Fernie
Campaign   In the' Coming
Revival
Full arrangements have now boen
mnde for the revival meetings that,
nro to he held iri tho city and surrounding towns next month commencing Apirl 4th. Bruce's hall has been
secured for Fernie, and wo aro hoping'
for great blessings for those mon of
God who will be conducting tho meetings. A choh; of fifty voices Is required nnd nil Interested In tho singing nro earnestly nsked to bo present j
at tho practices which are held on
Tuesday ulght In tho MdthodlRt church
and Friday night in the Baptist church.
Plcaso do nol. forgot tho prayor meetings hold twice a week and ho nut In
good numbers to pray for, n bloHslng
on tlin coming campaign.
FLORENCE ROBERT8 COMING
Thn famous nrtlst, Floroncn Roberts,
In tho' most suitable rolo Bho has yet
played, iuul aurroundod by the most
compel onl. aupport she hrm yot enjoy*
ed, Ih enough tn Interest, en masse tho
I boat re gooi'H of this city, Mlsu Roberts will appear at tho .Fornio opera
Iiouho on April 10 as .loan In Seymour
OboritHT'H play "Tho Houso of Bon-
dago," which pomes heralded by
words of praiso thai Indicate Iho dramatic ireiit of yearn. MIhh RobortR Ih
said to have appeared lu no provloun
rob' ho nulled to hor except lonal and
varied nlillltlc'H,
The piece Ih of EiirIIhIi luithorHhlp
and lociili', but lilth a theme of universal In'.'n-Ht. while abounding throughout In l'tllllnnt dlriloguo nud alu-orli'm,'
sltuatlnuH. Tho names of Tluirlow
Ib'rgMi, llallot MoKwnrth. Harry .lllilwi
Ann Warrington and Mary llortrand
appear in the aiipportlng enm. 1'nder
Uio direction of .lolin Cort tho usual
at tract Ive Hoberm' production If
furnished.
"QJJALITY"
We
Deliver
the
Goods
, IN. FIFTEEN DAYS    ,
Suits and Overcoats
20 per cent, discount
FROM OUR SPECIAL ORDER
TAILORING DEPARTMENT
We assume all risk regarding fit and" Workmanship,   We have pleased hundreds, that
speaks for itself.
TRITES-WOOD   CO.
Clothers to, Men and Boys
VICTORIA AVE. FERNIE. B. C.
Crows Nest Trading Co.
x -   General Merchants
The   Store   of Good Values
Victoria Ave.
Fernie, B.C.
WE ARE
SELLING ALL
OUR WINTER
*       GOODS
AT   COST
W. R.  McDougall
ARE WE   r.
UNIONISTS
I
Most decidedly yes., We employ union
•   help when at all practicable. We pay union
wages. We buy union goods when they
.    are to be had.-  We, have the largest per-
X* a 4
" centage.of union help of any store., in town,
and it. only requires the organization of a
1  clerk's union to increase our percentage to
100.  ¥e stock the following" union goods. (
Safety Deposit Lockers
can be rented at Thc
Ledger Office. Most
fireproof vault In the
city. Reasonable rates.
Sec thc Manager for
particulars.
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THE END IS NOT YET
(Continue*, from pitH*. one.)
t-y.lr.w8 required flvo, nnd there .Mil
llflt    IWITlDf-ll   to   be  t\VI'  Pr**Hf|.l,  COIlW-
-'■■■'uilj ui* .oij.i'I not lfKJilly vurry out
Uic i>ro(,'iainriK' nml tt mi'i'tlni* Iiiir
lii'i-'U nil..-., for thfl iUttli."
Mr. Hocitk mntcH vlint tlicro wat
no'lil'iK now In tbo ultuatlon. 11«-
•lU'lcrHioo'l n Kood ileal Iuul been Biilil
if-H'HM ilni{ tho fliiuif*<» of owniTHlilp of
Hii* ."'•mji.tny. "S"in*rn Iiu-h bt-,-n no
«■ l.uiiif'* In Die limt fivt* yean*." he until.
' li Is only h i|ii>»aiUiii ut iilndun tlio
nil'irs on rt n<Tinan<iil '•loflliiMi' lw*.-
i**. Then* *-vnt no K'Siftlnj: nr nny*
t.'liiK of Uu* sort, and li wm ail p.r
f*'*l>' (.iralfaht." On tin* qiMttton fif
'.irt^riAontlnt; Inicroiii Mr. Hoff.-m
said t!..< (irnnhy *fK-oplf had coniiAcr-
nl'lo hold nml thnt. tho Now York in*
toroHts woro mrong.
Various oilier "city intoroHts do not
rt'Rnrd the oluinROH with such ei-iiim*
lmlty, It In currently reported hint
th*-* clmnKn Ir dun to the dntormlnnt*
Ion of tho ,11m Hill Intercuth to iih-
Htinio control,
Whon tho lmrd Union occurred n Intel while iiko tho Grent Northern do*
nmudod nil tho conl In HlKlit hut thin
wns refused by the directorate, who
Htood for n fnlr dlvlulon. Since then
thb trouble npiienrs to hnvo been brow*
Irm;.
A Iocnl story Ih lo the effect thnt
Col, ('lough nl tho nnniinl nicetlm*. no-
minuted KIUih Rokoi'h, for president,
HtntliiK Ihnt limy wanted nnotlior vn*
nimy on the honrd ns well,
"You enn lmvo my plnco," declnred
Henntor .Inffniy.
"Hut I hnvo ordern to elect you,"
t'ol.   CIoiibIi hit limited.
fii'iwitor .Inffrny watt quite clenr thnt
lie did not wnnt to he r-Iocted under
the clreunifllnncefl, nud declined eon*
Hlderntlon,
Mr. I.tniltmy nlso rcHlcncd tho (solid*
inmlitn r.f  llw> rarmipiniv Tlu-ri-IHinil
Sir Henry I'cllntt nnd I*. H. Wood nl*
iHiied UiomHolw-H on the Mtimu nuitti'.
.Mr. 1'UKern, hy nil ucruuntB. wiih mil
r-cKturdi-1*! nn a tatMaetiory ««wf«<M>r to
Mr. Miulnny, nnd Uioho who reported
the Inner ri-proHonted IntercHtB nlmw-'t
. .... n 1    ,t     ,1 in       4..#   .V,.    ,.ri.,a*,,wt,.,.,,♦ tint
a- ' ■- a       -
party.
The slock held by the latter Ir In n
few hiinilR wlillo tho minority Mock Ih
widely dltttrllmted,
Sftuitor .1 Affray, 'boyond utntlim he
hnd re»lRne«l, wnm fn-tlM-nt. He said
thnt im mi,i, ho iH'llereif, AotlrcA anything but nood of .tit** compnny. There
■(•.•iv r)i.iiir«-'» mttAc In the dlreMnrnte
Hint priKih-idly mnde .1 ini^AmerWiui
Institution nnd he hnil no dei-Ire to
ifUjii.il in b &tiirwbr&*.
.Sir H-nry IVIlftff. wat •"finally reticent, hut imifuiHM'tl io iientlineiHH nkln
io il.oii* BrilmnilnfC i,«n'*.tor Jaffray.
FERNIE
CONSTRUCTION CO.
CONTRACTORS ft   BUILDERS
IliiNiiiCHi-   UlnekN,   ('luu'elu'Hi
HcIkiuIn, and lie/ivy work u
K|iei*inlty
P.O.BOX 153 FERNIE B.C.
Airi'iit** for Kriiiiiiul'iii I'lv-n'il Ilrli'k
nnd   lliwul   I'ulnt   (.'oiiiiiinii   iuul
rre-n.'iil   Ilrli'k.      KMiitiwti".   fnr*
nlwiii'il fri'ii
UNiON MADE CIGARETTES UNION
=MA=DE=eiGARS—U^TIGN-MADE^TO^
BACCO   UNION MADE BROOMS
ANDV UNION MADE FLOUR : .
I
I
There is only one union made Flour
a * *-**
and \vo are agents for this in' Fornio and
district. It is further recommended by its
excellence, having won the gold .medal in
Calgary in competition with all other
brands, It is up to all union men to support theso brands.
PRIDE   OF   ALBERTA
MOTHER'S FAVORITE
Fernie Industrial & Provident Co-Op. Society, Ltd.
GRAVETT BROS.
IMtAYINU TltAXNFK.l
HiiKKiigt'  delivered   to   any
■jtiii'liif the rlty,
LEAVE ORDERS AT INGRAM'S
In Fernie  its
Hawthorne for
SIGNS'!
Painting,  Interior
Decorating
Wood St * P->ll«t Avd.
*♦♦♦♦♦♦•*-> ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦
1
•**t»-a><>*-t>0
THE HOUSE OF  BONDAGE
OI tlii* I'liiiM bck'tled for dmniaile
mi urn tltlH Hc-ittton, none muijiuh lo hnve
rruehed ({renter Huccenu     thnn Tlie
iHii.l.f; *.,. ,Vurn',A|i,v, 'tit 'It'.ui,. in,,.*,-, i .air
eiice Hoberiu Is declnred to hnve mnde
tho Buefeiaii of her rosy career. The
IIouro of Domingo Ih nn Em-Hull hoc-
Ioij* drama by Seymour Obermer, and
coil* tor nn except Ion h 11 >■ utrong rrint.
With .Minn Itobortn nro prominently
iU".HK'latO't Tluivlow nor-ren. rtnllof,
lto*iwortli. Hurry Oiblm, Ann WnrrliiK*
ton ttnA Mttry rt*-*rinmd. .Inhn Onrt
/uukcH ihe iiradtirtlori, whlrli Is «,:ihl
to bo very hnndnome. The »»nRR«;,**
*-•■■'■*■• cif ■*>.!*•. no"t*f-rt« *1 Die FmtiI***
r»(Mirn hfm*e on April IQlU will hu one
of tho mom lmportnnt evenm In tho
hlniory of lho load *»i"-j(t.
FOR   SALE
1 Broil-*** Cobbler and 3 Hens
3 White Holland Gobblers
Darrcd Rock and White Rock
r'tu'it'ik
fmm*m**m*j*mmmmmmmmmMmmmmmmmmmm*m
W.  P.   LAIDLAW
PINCHER CITY, ALTA.
Calgary
Cattle
Co.
All kinds of
ROAST MEATS
Givo us a trial
▼
XHe<9++>
Thoro wan a snow ulldift nt No. 1
mine on Tues-dfiy -afternoon netv»ltat*
Iiik the Htopplne of the worhlnff of iho
mine from two o'elock uniII elfiht o*-
t-Jotk,
«.
h coiiipitsiu .nit- ul *>aiiipics vi ,,
Fall Suiting's and
Overcoatincrs '
Woi*sted8f Series
and Tweeds
Up-to-date Workmanship
.Moderate Prices
J. C. KENNY
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