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Industrial Unity is Strength
The Official Organ of District No. 18, U. M. W. of A.
Political Unity is Victory
VOL. IV.    NO. 39
FERNIE,   B. C,   May lst   1909,
$1.00 a. Year
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SHERMAN'S
SUBSTITUTE
Interesting Interview With the
Grizzled Old Viking Who
Now Holds the Fort
It is a motto nailed up in newspaper
offices alongside of "This is my Busy
Da*}'" that every man has got a good
story in him if you can get him to tell
it. It has been "mighty hard pullin'"
to get any personal details out of "Bob
Evans"—the grizzled old trade union
; workhorse who has.been put in District President Frank Sherman's place
during the latter's sickness-^but' by
making crafty enquiry.as.to the extent
of trade union progress, and what it
had.done'for labor during the last half*
century, our scribe managed to get a
few "life story" incidents; "on the
side."      '   '' '. y"
.,  Certainly "Buck" Evans is a very.in-
. teresUng character., Born in Wale*s;he
of course sings like an opera"king;-and
it may be said incidentally that he
looks so much as if he had stepped out
of some picture of .an old Viking that
he could play, .the. part of. Siegfried
without, making up for it. His shap:.
ed head"reminds one strongly of. the
pictures of Frank Oliver of Edmonton,
and if the" pair, of them ever get together the-C. P. R. bunch had better
vamoose for the tall timber.
Evans was born in' 1861. at Prymlo
village in North Wales, '.he birthplace
also of Tom Price; .\ust.-alia's labor
"Premier, and of Thomaj Owen Charles
. the famous editor'of "Th*-* Druid" in
Scranton, Pa. At nine years of age
he went to work in the blast pits at
a wage of 19 cents per day. At eleven
years he was-'.dragglng.a coal sleigh'
with a strap around his waist and the
drag, chain between" his legs as he
went-along.like a trnin^dog,, on   his
" hands and knees—occasionally getting
.7 SCARED OF HIS LIFE
ST. PETERSBURG Apirl 29—Threatened by assassins in his own palace
at Teheran and by rebellious Tanistani
tribesmen who may sack the cities
along the Persian gulf at any moment,
the Shah of Persia 'is* in a state.' of
abject, terror to-day.        /      •■ r
,A report to-day says that a British
cruiser is anchored off Bushire, ready
to protect European' residents from
the natives.
This has greatly complicated the
situation as the Shah has . already
requested the Russian government to
send troops to occpy Teheran and
protect him from assassins whoso
plots have recently been discovered
by police.      . .,."«'
As a result a clash between England
and Russia, each of whom jealously
watches the moves of the other in
Persia, seems Imminent.      "...
The Shah's request for Russian military aid was received, several days
ago, but was taken under consideration
as the Russian government had no desire to antagonize the, British.    -   .
MIGHT HAVE
BEEN THE
VIUJAN
Young Man,Seen Leaving
The House on the Day
of The Murder
Crazed by Fear of Losing Favor With C. P. R.
Tyrants, The Insurgent Coal Operators
Recklessly   Attack   Prospects   of
Permanent  Industrial   Peace
OSSINIXG, N. C. April 29—For.the
murder of his mother, Susan Carlin,
in her home in Brooklyn one year ago
Barnard Carlin, aged 22, was put to
death by electrocution early to-day in
Sing Sing.
One shock qf the current consisting
of 1840 only was necessary to cause
death.
Carlin had been an inmate of charitable or reformatory, institutions most
of his life beginning in infancy when
his father died.
He blamed his mother for permitting him to be' shut up in these homes
and immediately on his release went
and purchased a revolver with which
he shot and, killed her.
AIRIE
ONLOOKERS
"A   Chiel   Amang   Us   Takin'
Notes" in the Person of an
' Investigator
Plunge Knives Into Farmer's Fortunes
NAPLES, April 29—Mount Etna ,*' is
in eruption. A great cloud of smoke
is pouring out of the crater and ashes
are falling thick on the surrounding
country. Considerable apprehension
is felt and the progress of the eruption
is beingwatched anxiously.
POLICE HOT ON TRAIL
Young Married Woman is
Done, to;Death in Her
-a^swiperin*^he7ribs^"o~ie*r"m**ff'Know"
that he really was.an animal. This
delicious,, stunt brought him 26c per
day. At 14 years he was loading.coal
at ,42c. per day..At 16 he became a
full fledged, miner at'about "60c. per
day; and at 19 joined-the union.   .
When ,22 years old he was elected a
delegate to the' first international convention bf miners ever held In Great
Britain. .-.;,Kier Hardie. was a delegate
in the same convention and sat next to
Bob Evans at the closing festivities
held in Ilolborn Restaurant. Recalling tho incident Evans remarked: "I
remember that Kier Hardie said to me
"We shall be doing pretty well when
we got 8 hours for tho days work anil
2 hours for'dinnor."' Well, we havo
got the 8 hours hero in Alberta, but
tho two hours-for dinnor are still "on
tho way.  .
"From the conditions under which
my life started,', continued Evans, "wo
havo advnncod to the comparatively
bettor conditions of today, but wo still
hnvo a,fow miles to travol. . For, such
progross as wo havo, mado trade unionism Is to bo thanked, It took good
man lo stand up for trado union principles In tho early days; and tho
> pathway of thoir llvos was wet with
' tho tenrs that woro wrung from their
wives and children ns a result of suffering and persecution.'
"It meant -martyrdom In thoso days,
I can toll you. Wo hnd no halls to
meet In; and thoreforo had to hold
what wo called "black-faco mooting*,,"
on tlio pit bank, In the opon air—with
tho bosses standing around nnd taking
In ovory word. Noxt morning, of
courso, tho "orator of thd occasion"
would got IiIb walking papers.
"Through all this pornonal suffering
howovor, wo hnvo bonofltoil as a clans.
Mnny hnvo gone' down In tlio grave of
• privation brought on by persecution
and blacklisting; but humanity has
advanced on the stopping stones provided by thoir bodios, nnd bitter disgrace would I fool If now ln my lator
yoni'n I should Htnnd Bolf-confossod bo*
foro my follow mon ns having drnggod
In tlio dirt and mlro of botrayal Hint
Klor.ni.-** principle of unionism that
has beon lmndod down to uh by our
glnnMicnrtod falhorfl.
"Tho progress of Uio past should fill
ub with hopo for lho futuro, Suroly
wo on our pnrt nro nblo to suffer n
littlo whoro our fathers Buffered to
much. Tlio ronl Ilvo buslnoBS mon
of to-dny hnvo como to ronllteo tho no*
{•ossify nnd usefulness of trades unions
to buBlneuu security nnd ' certainty;
nnd tlio fact Mint ono fooHlllzod Canadian rnllrond corporation Ib sotting Its
tace •'..'i-'.lr.ct -vl;at V.aa !ts£ litu ««.k*
no wind Red hy up to .Into rnnoorni* to
bo n necessity of our tlinos, ought not
to dlBCourriKO ub from Btnndlng for bo
sia-crcd a causc. I.t-t us hand il down
to our chlldron an uiiBUlIlod.anil nn
liBoful ns It cnmo to'our own JinndH
k.aiki*. a!k\.  IWCkk Inkfat, kla.VC XI* \limi   lAalil*..*,
Good for old "Buck!" .
Own    Home
WINNIPEG, Man. April 29— Police
dragnet is rapidly closing on' the
murder of Mrs. James, who was killed in her home on Dominion street,
Thursday afternon last. The Inquest
opened this evening'in.tho polico station and some material evidence was
adduced. . James; husband of the
murdered' woman, was tho first witness called and he repeated his story
of finding his wife murdered and added, nothing now to the story already
given out.*1 - .
Dr. Gordon Bell, who performed tho
autopsy, testified that sho had beon
killed by two blows on tho head with
a blunt Instrument, probably a piece
of wood. She had not^been outraged be-,
foro or nftcr death, Germin, n carpenter building a house south of .Tamos'
house, produced tho sennstion of tho
evening by 'tolling of seolng a| young
man hurriedly leaving the James houso
a few minutes boforo nlno o'clock and
shortly after that James roturned. Ho
had a good look at this young man at
close quarters and would.know him
again*.
This afternoon it wns learned that
tho polico havo locatod tho man who
gavo Mrs, .Tamos tho gold watch'. II.
was purchased at Eaton's a short tlmo
boforo' sho married James. It Is
thought, tho wntch will havo nn Important bearing on tho caso.
Such witnesses as woro hoard simply told stories without much cross
oxumlnntlon, Tho court ndjournod until
to-morrow night, General dlsnppolnt-
mont Is folt at. tho tamo nnturo of tlio
proceedings,
FIRE DEMON
TAKES TWO
LIVES
♦ DON'T COME TO FERNIE
♦ 	
♦ Miner* aro warned that tho
♦ supply of mlnem lu DA* cuiiiii
♦ Is steady In excess of tho do-
♦ mand. A largo number of old
♦ employee** aro out of work and
♦ they havo preference over all
♦ now-tomen..
Two Little Boys* Burned
While Parents are
at Work
VANCOUVER, April 2D— Two small
boys, Charllo nnd Alfred Millor, aged
flvo nnd four respectively, wero burned to donth this evening whilo hundreds of people wnlkort within fifty ff nt
of them quito unaware of tho tragedy.
Tlio Millor** lived In n small frnmn
houso fronting on an alloy off Hastr
Ings strcot opposite tho Cnrncglo library and In tho heart of tho city.
Hoth parents woro away working nn*
til Into and tho chlldcrn woro nlono In
tho house when lho blnj-o started.
The flames must hnvo ctu off their
escapo to tho front door al tlio first
moment, for the children were found
huddled together under a corner ot the
bed upstairs. They woro quite dead
when the firemen ret-cuenl (heir still
smoking bodies from the wreckage of
tho little home.
"Whom the Gods   would    destroy,
they first make mad."     Exasperated
by their failure to sneak the tentative
proposals of the Maeleod conference
past the' vigilatn guard of District President Frank Sherman, and driven to
desperation between <■ the commerce-
wrecking . policy .dictated by     their
masters and the prospect of the financial ruin of, their mines and their own
consequent-loss of prestige and salary,
the minority coal managers seem to be
now relying mainly on the disreputable
and hopeless policy of trying to break
up trade unionism in the Crows Nest
Pass by back-stairs methods. Endowed
with a, misleading courage* and a false
hope by Frank Sherman's latest, sick-
■ness and conequently enforced absence
from the scene of conflict, they   have
returned to their early-choice of tactics,— ar.d"are-apparentIy~hoping"thatr
the local board can be forced to   surrender by a dispfay of dilatory or reactionary spirit on the part of International Board Members Lewis and Morgan.     Lewis is still   to,hear, from
as   to any ehahge from his "acknowledgement- of deception" telegram   of
April  13th;   but  Morgan   seems    to
have taken a decided step backward
from his concord with the Fernie special convention of April 12-14, which resulted in his serving'notice on the coal
operators that the International Board
would not recognize the Maeleod proposals as an "agreement."   Jn support of his present retrogression Board
Member Morgan Is said to have taken
up n largo part of thc time during tho
recent meeting of tho Executive board
In,advocating an acceptance of   tho
operators' demands  that those treacherous Maeleod negotiations bo mado
tho basis of present conferences   between operators and men,     And all
this insistence was In spite of his being forced lo ndmlt that ho could glvo
no guarantee of financial support from
Inlornatlonl President Lowls—an admission which left, him with no right
to dictate a policy,
' On the other hand the minors of District 18 nro making a noise like old
birds nqt likely to bo caught by   tho
stole chnff of such rank "back-down"
suggestions,     Tlioy'woll know thnt
to recognize tho   toiitnllvo   Maeleod
proposals as an "agroomont" Is to pul
teeth Into the Lomtoux act and rondor
It vory dnngorous for any trade unionist who may thooraftor go to tho front
ns n counsellor or loador,    Tho   District board has asked for an expression
of opinion from tho various locals on,
thn present 'situation; but thoy have
dono ho rnoroly to show Morgan thnt
his* sorrowful predictions of trndo union defection tn this, Hint or tho other
tnlk'Contor of tho now   Idlo mining
enmps nro rnoroly a doloful echo of
tho kind of dopo Hint hnH boon hashed
up nnd dlflhod out,,ovory second day
for woolen pniit by tho subsidized trnl*
lors and prlvnto dotoellvoB» who   lu
guise of trndo union minors nro haunting overy conl town from Tlnnkhond to
Conl Crook nnd doing tliolr littlo Incompetent bost to wnsto Iho monoy of
their employers by calling Frnnk Shor-
man n "Czar' nnd dnrnnlng trndo union loyally on gnnornl principles.
Evon If thoHo roptlloB should ner-om*
pi I oh thoir purpose to Hie, extent of
dlBcournglng Individual to tho point
of going bnck (o work,   Bitch action
would be merely individual action and
would not materially hurt the prestige of traae unionism so long as the
unions and their officers shall display
sufficient principle and intelligence to
avoid dra'gigng trade unionism in the
dirt, by subscribing official union signatures and" seals .to non-union docu;
ments. As one active participant expressed it in. a private conversation
yesterday: "Imagine "just fpr the sake
of argument that these trouble makers
should cause such** a slump that only
ten men out of a thousand ■ were -left
to hold the charter of a union and
maintain the union; principle. So long
as those ten men held out and refused
to-attach the union's seal to an, agreement containing non-union principles,
jus tso long would there be a seed of
unionism full of strength and vigor and
Teadyto"bWst'fortJTagalirat-the right
time and develop into a larger tree
than that from which the seed ' had
dropped. But once let that union accept and sign up such a 'non-union'
agreement and tlA.t <lctlon would be
just so long would theer be a seed of
phuric . acid over that seed and so
destroying it forever. , To thus make
use of a, trade union charter vto throw
a mantle of deceitful charity over a
non-union product would be to disgracefully , prostitute to our private
convenience a cause for which our fathers suffered nnd which they handed
down to us for very different purposes."
"As a matter'of fact the C, P. R.
coal Interests are actuated by a desire to cripple Trades unionism, by attaching a disgrace of this kind to it,
quite as much ns by' a desire to get
permanently one-sided terms of agreement.     Of course thoy know If they
International J3oard member in    his
persistent attempts to bring- us back
to the Maeleod proposals we have-requested the local unions to take one
more vote on the stand already so
emphatically taken by their own convention .
"The unions will in all probability
be men enough to stand by the union
principle at - stake; and since this will
be their third endorsement of the
stand made for union principles by
^District President Frank Sherman, the
International Board Member will surely be convinced at last that the men of
this district mean just what they say,
and that the time has come when the
International officers must show that
they are on earth for some other purpose than to look wise between labor
troubles and give aid' and_comfoil_to.
COAL BOSSES
COMING TO
TIME
By Giving Into Miners in
the Anthracite Fields
18 Districts in All
MINERS MAKE GAINS
Long Standing Trouble is
■ *• '
Ended—Employers are
. _Rleased_a£_ResiiIt——
During the past month's boiling *bvcr
of our local' labor pot there has been
on the ground air investigator of the
coal imbroglio from the farmers' point
of-view. The gentlemen in question,
Mr. Honore J. .Taxon of Mis-ta-wa-sis,
Sask., is a man active and well known
among the farmers of the prairie provinces, and being a director of the
Carlton agricultural society and having
also served as resolutions secretary at
the most active provincial agricultural
convention ever held in'Saskatchewan
will probably have on his return, quite
.in interested audience for such remarks as he may have to make concerning the why and the how of farmers being cut off,from their coal
supply.
On being interviewed by our scribe
Mr. .Taxon declined lo give out his conclusions in advance, but as a contribution to peace consented to unburden
himself as follows:
"Your local coal dispute seems to
me to be very largely a matter of self-,
will. Some good people seem to
think that material considerations are
the only foundation- and incentive for
strife in this vale of tears, but it is
really astonishing how frequently one
runs across the chap who would rather
fight than eat his dinner. As the
sweet singer* of Israel once stopped to
remark: "A wounded spirit who can
bear?". Just rah a man's fur the
wrong way', or give him to understand
that his coming to a settlement with
you i will be' regarded by you as a
personal triumph over- him; and then
watch him squander his bank ac'"
count "rather than let any son-of-gun
get tho better of him."
can get tho seal of the union attached
to terms so unfair that (ho mon will
bo chronically' eager lo break away
from them, this sand ion by tho union
will'give thom a whip hand undor the
Lomleux Act such no they could never
hold if men wont to worlc simply as
individuals; 'Vit in addition lo that
they know that, If they can get Iocnl
trndo unionism to put Itself on official
record ns sacrificing trndo union principles simply for tho snko of covering
tho mombors with u mantle of trndo
union proloiico, nil renl respect for
(rndo unionism will dwindle nwny to
nothing—oven lu the hearts of lho
vory men who mny (hns try to docclvo
themselves Into tho belief that thoy
enn ho ronl trndo unionists and yet
subflcrlbo (o non-union doctrine.
"I sny: Koop the flag from being
enpturod no mntlor how many Individual soldleri- may be taken prisoners of
wnr. Thnt Is my doctrine ns n trndo
unionist."
From n dlfforont stnnd-polnt thc
Idons of District, Vlco-I'rosldont Kohort
Enns, who In Sherman's enforced nb*
sonco Is now InHtnllod ns acting dls
trlct president, nrrlvo nt n conclusion
vory similar to Hint., of t'io staunch
rank nnd fllo tmlonlflt whoso .-lows
hnvo Just, boon quoted. Snld he "Our
main Inside troiiblo Ih with Morgan
nnd tho International. In tho fnce of
tlio mnndnlo of lho convontlon of April
12-1-1 wo could not adopt nu nulocrn*
lie course nnd chnngo thnt con vein*
lon'n doclHlon without consulting the
rank and fllo members who oloctoil It.
Novorthelesn, and* just, lo pic-nun the
the employers',when labor troubles do
come on the stage. .
, "Thore is a. tremendous moral principle at stake in this contest; and it
looks to me as if the entire prestige
and influence of International Board
Members Morgan and Lejvis were being thrown against that principle. Even
at the very worst, the most that could
happen would bo for isolated members
of our union to go back to work as individuals under, pressure of poverty
and without besmirching tho honor of
our union as a whole. But when Morgan and Lewis try to get us to endorse
such non-union action officially by
pnlterlng with non-union principles,
and to heap ridicule and shamo on
trado unionism itself by getting us to
commit Ihe crowning folly of affixing
tho senl and official' signatures of a
trades union body lo a non-union agreement, then theso International officers
must suroly overlook lho fnct that tho
cause and prestige of I rndo unionism
has been handed down to us by our
fathers, who suffered for that cnuso,
with some other object. In view thnn
simply to cnablo uh to trade lt off for
n vile compromise nnd personal advantage.
"As to .Morgan himself his present,
attitude seems to me lo bo a very
ridiculous bluff. In lho convontlon
of April 12-M he finally took n stand
In favor of our position and accordingly served notice on tho operators Hint
tho Mrfcleod negotiations could not bo
recognized ns an "agreement..' Slnco
Frnnk Sherman's latest sickness, how* I
evor.ho seems to lmvo recanted this
position nnd gone bnck (o his former
support of tho policy of surrender. Iu
our board mooting ol today wo finally
forced him to doclnro himself ns to
what wo would gain by accepting his
ndvlco and this was his position: 'If
you do not, i'ohuiiio negotiations ou tho
Maclood basis I cannot ndvlso tho International Honrd to give you nld.' Of
com so, If wo do lIiiih surrender k> Dw
operators wo will not. r*ced nny flunic
clnl nld, nnd so It become**' perfectly
denr Hint Morgan Is here- without Dw
BlIghlcHt Instruction or power lo do
ub any financial good, whilo his wobbly attitude Is meant lino doing uh Ir,-
finite harm.
"Onr boyH will undoubtedly bIiow
tho American hoard Hint llrltlHh hark
bone nnd pluck nro worth most nl the
very tlmo when the enemy thinks he
hns got in* jammed Into n tight corner
with himself In front nnd a wobbly
nlly In tho roar."
SCRANTON, Pa. April 29 — After
weeks of consideration and much con*
fevring the final stage in the work of
settling the differences, between
United Mine workers- and their employers has been reached, and today
saw the end of the controversy.
The tri-state convention of "the union members at the courthouse hore
yesterday unanimously approved the
three year .agreement reached by representatives with the operators and
authorized them to sign It today. The
agreemont Is .identical with tho one
signed three years ngo In Now York,
with tho following additional conditions which tho officials have conceded
lho men, '   j'
The rate which has heen paid for
new work shall not be less than the
rates paid.under (he strikes commission award' for old work of n similar
kind or character, The arrangement
nnd decisions of tlio conciliation board
pcrmilting tho collection of dues on
tho company's property and lho posting of notices thereon shall continue
dining tho life of this agroomont.
An employee discharged for being a
member of the union shall have the
right to appeal to the conciliation
board of final adjustment.
The United .Mine Workers union undor the ngrooment Is not officially recognized lho men having waived this
demand. The agreement, will bo signed without any official roforonco to
tlio organization.
Owing to tho death of a brother ol'
nnlionnl pi'Msldi'iit Lowls, tlio miners'
; loader was unable lo presldo nt yesterday's mooting.
, Wo tako this, our earliest opportun*
uy, to extend our nearly thanks to
Mr, - li'liii    nu Mul,})' t„.i,L t.
marked copy of our paper of April 10
to tho learned Judges in Vancouver,
with tho idon of making our path
hardor. Any fighting wo have Indulged In hns boon straight from the Minul*
der 'i nd above hoard and wo have never yot roBortod to the cowardly thrust
In Hie bnck, Tho ease Is'over nnd
wo refrain from mentioning nnmes.
Thla local Brutus Is welcome to tho
full amount of sntlBfnctlon ho can extract from tho latest addition to his
list of nwmly (Tj notions.
Considering tho fnrt Hint Mr. .1. ft.
Ananias happened ln mir sanctum the
week beforo we repaired to meet his
worship the bi-nch st the coast, jost.
as wo were writing a little roast on
tho poor telephone servlco and further tvtiDdtrlrm the fact thai we cut-
nally mentioned tn the nf'i,iv>m'*-ntfQn-a!'I
Ananias that we were roasting   the
tnlenhnno flnrvliv* ico wf-rn r-MiV. ;".:.■
prised on our return frm the lm«tllf< to
-jittuovur in the sheet supposed to be
owned nnd uinnngeit by tho twice*
mentioned Ananias, "hat we tttro iousted for ronBtlng the service, nud thnt
lho rng of our friend the enemy even
..,,,.n*    ..«   »....   ,*..;    *-   ,--*■   ,<;^.    tU)    *W.a
except Urn to our remarks, aB thoy al*
ways found the service good, or wordB
to thnt effect. The funny pnrt of this
littlo story Is thnt Ananias told us to
go after the telephone service an,It
was rotten. -*
Tho annual mooting of tlu* Kant
Kootenay district of the Methodist
rhurrh will convene In KTnfc on Tuesday next, May lib. for Hie purpose of
transacting tho yearly eer|->Rlastlral
business prior to «inf«-re/K*, whlrb
meets at Sew WVstmlnsfer on May
13. The following ministers aro ex*
•■m-tc-a-J: H-flva. lb. W. 8<att, Cm ton;
R. n. Cuiu-a.. MuyU*; ru-wn. Hunh».*<.,
Cranbrook; Kbert Curry. Coa! Creek;
ARE PROBABLY
MARKED FOR
LIFE
Two Girls are Attacked on
Street by a Fiend With
Nitric Acid
""Personally I believe that your coal
squabble has got a good deal of this
personal element In it; only to a man
up a tree it squints as though the real
disputants we're the coal workmen on
tlie |,.qji,e side and the.C. E. R. on-the other—with the poor coal operators playing the part of shuttle cock in (he
middle, Or the situation may be II-..
lustrated. by the mendacious yarn
that was long since started along the'
corridors of time concerning a sailor
alleged to have been sent, out by his
farmer employer to plough with two
oxen and a horse. Inside half an hour
Jack Tar camo running in with the
roport: "Say! Cnptnin! the larboard ox
has got on tl*e starboard side; and
the starboard ox has got on the larboard side; and tho boss has run up *
the rigging!" In this coal mlx-up it
soonis to mo that, lho coal operators
are the "IIoss.'. Lot us hopo that tho .
"C. P. R. bunch" will permit the poor
"boss" to como down off his perch boforo wo farmers lii-vc to como up to
tho hills and start a fow coal mines of
our own. Wo lmvo got tho coin with
wWeli to do it,
"Of course, If wo should try to
solvu the problem in this way il. will
then bo ii]i lo us In our I urn to arrlvo
nt an understanding with the Coal
Minors' Union, I.do not bollovo, however, that, this will prosont. any Insuperable difficulties. I lmvo had several Interviews on lho coal situation
wiih .Mr, Hurd, your vory gentlemanly
manager of the Mill coal properties,
and I limlei'sliiiiil from lilm that his
agreement wltli llio union Is, satisfactory to him and that ho hnd uo difficulty In making ll. Surely tlio coal
minors will not want to come down on
Mi-'lr oppi ejiBwl brut hurt* of (ho prnlrio
farms with any grenler pressure thnn
they have exerted on n "blnnted cor*
pornllon" tiuiniigor."
CAPITALIST  PRODUCTION
.. .>.<••...   «../....un,    minium ,     °-*i.lii'R'l
fotik, ."."'.■ji'* l!ii.,y ih,},.,.'•■.•.', UaWu.
Laymen fire itho expected from   several pla-f^n.     On   TiH'SMlay   ci fining
tho visiting minister*, will be on hnnd
to take pnrt In n .'ongrcgatlonnl men-
inn ut thu J'eniie Mitirc'i, lit which the
Indies nro serving light rcfrenhmentN,
This Is expected to be one of the most
Interesting ns well ns most Important
meetlngH In the history of the Iocnl
congregation.    The plhns for tlio new
church strueluro will he placed before
Hit* •.tsi-a.ri-Kt.tlcni   mul   i-rrim'-emriitt-.
mndo for tho future running'of    the
church, uiul huuie IiuihuUiu. iituii'mi.--*--
iiHiit*. made.   All memlirr*of tlie ton*
tcrei;atlon ar«* -parnesily rfjuciited to be
present.     On Sunday morning there
will lie a. conmuinlot. mTvl.*- and reception of new member* In th«» Meth*
odfrtt church.    The leagu*? of -service
wA\ lx* expUliiMl an-t plans ouflinert
for the future working of the church.
MI'dKANK. Wash. April .'lO-Ilnnnnh
a.,,1 .'n'.a .(Vfibtti, (mi viUimuk twin, it
is feared today will be ht aired fur
llfn as the result or Ihe work ot a
fiend who Inst night felled one of
them nnd then hurled nitric arid In
their fneeK
..enving Dw girls on (lie street,
shrieking with pnln, the mnn dlmp
penred nround a corner before p«*dcH*
trlntiH realized whnt hnd occurred. Tin*
fiend left behind Mm n rnnsk nnd a
Ninnll bottle thnt hnd contnln-d Die
ncld.
The faces of the two Imm.'i'h w.-n*
terribly burned.
A mnn mini: the i.:irn« of I-oiiIk
Gray, nn engineer, employed by the
Northern Pat Ifk. railroad. If wider arrest on Hiixpiclon.
It Ih Knld that Cray had b-en in the
•rflmpsnv' of one at "■*■,«* ",.<•• •mm*-*, flsli-r*
much of la«e. Thr* -v»|lri» *av fb.it
one of hi*- hnnilK Is burned. He pro
tests bin Innoefric*', ,
Capitalist proiliiellon lias divorced
two functions which once were In*
dlsHOlulily united; on one hIiIc It putH
the uiauiml workers, who become moro
and more servant**: of the machine,
nud on the other the Intelleetiml workers, engineer*!, eln'inlslH, iniiuiigei'H,
etc, Hut these two categories of
wuikeiH, however different they mny
be In llii'lr iiimiitlon and hnliilH, are
welded together, to the* point that a
enpltnllst Industry cannot be cnrrled
on without the rnnmiril Inhnreri* any
more limn tvitliotil iiilelleclunl wngo
worker**, fulled In production, unit*
ed under tin* volte of entiltfill«* nrn.
iliKiioti, milled ihev should nlno bo
.'., ,'v I,,,',' „h,.,\,h< ihx- (.uiiimoii enemy.
The liitHle.Hi'ilw If the)- understand
their own real Ituerej-tH would rnm<» in
crowds to socialism not through philanthropy, not through pity for the mis*
er|en of thr* worVem   nnt  Mim......  *.•>
frctntlou and hiiobhciy. hut to nave
HieniHelvcK. lo asutire the future welfare of their wiveH ntul children, to
fulfil (heir duty lo their flnfl*.-~IMul
Lnfnrgue.
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L (Ed. Note.—While allowing the following to appear as written by "Proletarian," under whoso editorship this
Socialist page is conducted, I am not ln
accord with the selfish expressions of
the writer. The' Socialist movement,
-av.ih.li embodies the great doctrine of
the brotherhood of man cannot ho furthered by one-sided selfish ideas, Neither is it permlssable for one man to
read out of the broad and glorious Socialist Movement ail those whose- Ideas
mav nol be narrowed to the confines
of "his personal definitions or superstitions.—W.  S.  S.)
THE   SOCIALIST .MOVEMENT   AND
SENTIMENTALISTS
The article which appeared in lho
last issue of the Ledger, on tbo Socialist movement shows that the writer
would have us Infer that he was a Socialist, but the disguise was too thin
and the non-acquaintance with the
principles of the Socialist philosophy
was apparent all through the write-
up. ■ ■    .
All the contentions brought to bear
on the subject showed-this and instead of a treatise on scientific Soc-
' ialism, either positive or negative, we
merely saw the cloven hoof of philosophical (?) anarchy, the radical diversion of certain bourgeois intellectuals disgusted with their class creations.
We were told that Socialists, meaning the B. C. type, dealth with "abstruse economic arguments" in   order
to appear word-wise, but the  writer
' was" careful not to point where the
''abstruse economists were wrong    in
' their premises. > ,/
The present "cessation" bf coal production in the province of Alberta is
one of the abstruse economic arguments which the Socialists bring forward .
The miners are willing to work, the
coal operators are also agreeable they
■• should work, but there is something
that prevents them—the abstruse economic argument; and in spite of all tlie
heart to heart talks of the sentimentalists and the wish for the brotherly
. spirit to make itself felt, these two
contending partes are compelled by
their class interests to. demand their
 . 1 *_*l4ar.*ia Tr, _fn C_m OH T, I \ mt^-tb C
.     PUU11U_UJ._ I.H5CU..-^^—J44i-a,aa4-*aav4a*««..**«-'	
There is no brotherly love business
about my motives; I am after the
goods. It is too late to play the part
of a Judas, there are too many of us
at this stage and our particular usefulness to our masters, like the law which
governs the exchange of commodities
(more abstruse economics) has caused
tlie price" to go so low that it is not
worth while.
To talk about the Spirit of * Life to
ono who is of no consequence except
as a cog iu tho industrial machine is
a waste of "breath. Life to the proletarian is one dull grind with anxiety
and acre as our portion and the gaunt
spectacle of Want ever at our side.
. We don't live at all. We are just a
huge appetite.
All the boasted achievements of the
ages have meant so much food to be
consumed. *"
Some day humanity will begin to
live, and then, perhaps, they will understand what is meant by the Spirit
of Life, but now,    the all .important
question is: A job and how to keep
it.
MOST    COMMON    CAUSE OF
SUFFERING
Rheumatism causes more pain and
suffering than any othei disease, for
the reason that it is the most common
of nil ills, and it is certainly gratifying
to sufferers to know ihat Chamberlains Pain Balm will afford relief and
make rest and sleep possible. In.many
cases the relief from pain, which is at
first temporary, has become permanent, while in old people subject to
chronic rheumatism, often brought on
by dampness or changes iu the 'weather, a permanent cure cannot be expected; the relief from pain ' which
this liniment affords Is alone worth
many times its cost. 25 and 50 cent
sizes for sale by all druggists.
"Here's that"five I owe you," ' said
the Station Agent, as he handed **'in*
negan a brand new silver certificate.
"Yes and I just need it," laughed
Finnegan as he passed the bill along
to the grocery clerk, "I've been owing
Tom this for a week now.".
"Well," replied the grocery clerk,
with a grin as he handed the station
agent the fiver, "We'll let the •' good
work go on, thatjs just the amount I
owed Jim ever since I made that, trip
to the city and came back broke."
"That just illustrates," said Finnegan, '"what money, will do when it is
kept moving.   • Here's one five dollar
SOME LEFT OVER
Proletarian
THE LAW OL CHANGE
(William Restelle Shier) -
In this universe all things change.
Nothing is permanent. Even the inanimate particle of dust thai, glitters in
the sunbeam is subject to this law that
knows no exception. . Yet there are
many otherwise well informed persons
who declare that things have always
been as they are and always will be.
In such statements -not one atom of
truth can be found. The world and
all that is in the world have passed
through a series of transformations,
and unless natural laws are reversed,
will continue doing so. This is as
true of societies as it is of plants and
animals and solar systems. Evolution
is at work in the human institution'as
well as it is in the earth beneath our,
feet. "' -..
All history is a record of change, a
record of the founding and overthrow
of governments,* of the rise and decline of civilizations, of the ■■ establishment and ■ dissolutions' of institutions,
of birth and decay in,every depart-
Bellevue, Alta. April 25
Editor Ledger:
It was agreed that I should acknowledge all contributions to C. M.
O'Brien campaign fund in the columns
of the Ledger and Western Clarion.
There was acknowledged previously ia
the Ledger $500.25. Received since
these amounts:
L. Howells, Bankhead  $30.90
Bellevue U. M. W. of A 100.00
vate ownership of public needs is so
gigantic a proposition that it staggers
many.   , The Socialist is therefore an
extremist.     Let there be no mistake.
Whatever line of policy may be adopted in parliament or on public bodies, where Socialists are even   fairly
well represented, can make no difference, to the fact that his belief separates him by ain enormous gulf   from
other's who actively sympathise with
the ends he desires.     His faith cannot be qualified.      Stops cannot satisfy him.     Red herrings are no   attraction to him.     His faith Is one and
indivisible.
The Socialist.is, in truth, however,
content in the nature of things to receive instalments and to recognize the
A, Rizzuto
Crawford
Fernie Livery, Dray & Transfer Co.
bill  that has paid  three  five,dollar
debts in less than a minute and a half I necessity of evolution in the   world of
Total reecived $631:15
Total expended  * 471. E>">
Balance on hand $150.60
L. E. DRAKE
Sec.
A SONG OF PROPHECY
Mo
farmers aro hampered in their breaking operations', railroad employees are
being laid off by the score, and what is
known as "business in general" is suffering, i,
And the sohjtlon? Why, the ..cultivation of a boundless love for one another, tbe putting away of sordid ma-
■ terial gain and endeavor to reach the
Astral Plane where moth doth not corrupt and job hunting and dividends
are unknown.
Pah!     One ounce of civet!    Good
Apothecary.
Thore has been altogether too much
tosh vented as to what Socialists
ought and ought not to be; manyspeople would havo them repeat a general
confession llko the Anglican christians
' —even the Early Fathers did not have
to walk such a straight path ns the
Socialists nre expected to.
But hnpplly In the Canadian west
the movement has beon singularly
free from fnddlsts and the-blight of
utoplanism which usually passes with
sentimentalists for Socialism.
The movomont In Canada, as It np*
- pears to mo, has not room for sontl-
montallsm, It. is based upon a hnrd nnd
fast materialism which I choose to designate "the stomach philosophy" and
until tho "grub" question is settled, to
talk of "winning hearts" Is tho veriest
humbug.
Wo aro not. concerned with tho metaphysical abstractions such as "right,
and wrong," "tho heart of mankind,"
etc., etc, wo know that those nro
Ideas which arlso from clwngos In
material conditions and tho concep*
lions UHiinlly hold become reversed
with tho furl hor development of econ*
omle forei'H: to quote Fuerbnck, "n
mini thinks dlfforont ly In a hut than
lu it palaeo,"
Socialists have been tunned Indlv*
IdiinlH wllh kind hourls nnd weak
•• bonds: well-meaning, but oh! so unpractical. The Idea dooms lo be possessed by the writer of tin1 article in
question and ll appears to mo thai lie
wiih trying to heap ridicule upon Dw
movement by his censure and advice
- save the mark.
l'eiKonnlly. my rensim for becoming
ti SoelnllHi, nnd my fXporlciici* Iiiih
been like thnl of mnny other***, win-
purely from n Hellish Htundpolnt, I
reiill/ed Hint my bent Intoi-ems would1
be better Humid, at n proleiuilitn,
bv nfflllniliiB wllh (he KnelnllM party
niul working with my cliit-m on tin*
political field, nil hough, lo speak enn*
1 tlldly, I have very lit He love for my;
fellow workers, but rather decline
them as a cIuhh. ,
t .,„-, 4.,M,it\plli-iil bv Tiur'' MelflslineHH i
to behmg to a trndos-unlon nnd  for,
thai iviiKonl will Unlit tor unnmiMit unto tin; Inst dtieh;  ii   is u ineans by.
wii'.il.  I  <*.*n  r-nlve  th"  price of    my'
partieulnr  ability  to  do  things  nud
consequent ly um enabled lo allow my*
,,.        ir. .ii.    ,/,  . »il,»,-  '•/„,,,, t>\lnt*«
which otherwise would be nilsriitiK*    •
Many limes have I watched the ho-(
bo walking the track and knew lie wn*
lummy, >"<' 1 never felt nny pity, but,;
directly I began to retillz*; Mint an ho
wan ho I mlvrht become by the ihmige
nf   Ifiilii.Hfrlftl   elri-iimi-t.'iticeM,   or     nn i
•uHdenl, eoiit|ii>!*"i''ii   •'•••ii iii.iUHi'd  In
TPi mmi  for the tramp, hut  for my*
s». If.  Of, •■''.li'.W.Ily 1   -av«'lli|  (*•*•■' HI) Me"
priee Of a tlU'iil  Hllil  would  tllku UIIC-
lu.ii to m> •-•■ul Iii -**• Anbtif.   So. my
lot In eust with tlms" whnih by econ*
(iinlr »IrMimntnTire*. are filintlnriy »lt-
1.,-lled.    I    »iH   ')<*■'■      "•'"""•   •!■■•'•■   ft*   M,<"**'
•vlll ii".-- me, ftierelv to ifnln for my
own •...Hl.-ular n*.e innre of this worlds
goods tlmn I am allowed nt present.
ment of life. The present social system
based on wage labor-was preceded by
a social system based on serf labor,
that in turn by/chattel slavery, and
that in turn by the communism of barbarian peoples..
Capitalism, the system of society under which wo are at present living, is
destined to succumb to the fate that
has overtaken the systems which preceded it.
According to Marx, an eminent German, economist, revolution Is "a more
or less rapid transformation of the
judicial and political superstructure of
society arising from a change in Its
economic foundations." Now bucIi a
transformation may tako place either
by a new or hitherto oppressed class
getting control of tho governing powers and using them for its own ends
or by the dominant class Initiating
successive and far reaching reforms
that harmonize with the changed conditions. Heroin, as Kaustsky says,
lies tho essential difference between
revolutionary and reform methods. The
ono proceeds from bolow, tho other
from above,
(By Harry H. Kemp.    ,
The nations shall yet blessed be;
In one. fraternal bond
Enjoying largest liberty
All present thought beyond.
And when that age of love comes in,
And Concord hath begun
All war and strife shall pass away. ,
As night doth-.flee the sun.
And battleships shall be forgot
|    And lie in heaps of rust,   .
And sabres shall be cast aside
'.   To perish in the dust. •
and Jim has his five back-again
The" station agent took the bill and
twisted it into 'a taper and touched a
match to It and calmly proceeded to
light his cigar with it.
Finnegan and the Grocery Clerk
were too astonished at this act t,o find
words.
"Yes," drawled the station agent, "it
illustrates a lot more than that—this
bill is the rankest counterfeit that ever
struck town."
"Well, what do you know about it!"
exclaimed Finnegan.
"Now, wouldn't that jar you," echoed the grocery clerk. •
"Nothing to get excited about, gentleman," said the station agent, "the
bill served our purpose just as well-as
if it had been a good one. It didn't
cost me anything—I found it. * We
paid our debts to each other and no
one is any loser."
"Well, it's a new one on me," said
Finnegan, and the cigars 'are on me
too."    "
• And he passed out the cheroots.
"I'll have.to take a day off and figure it out," said the grocery clerk.
"I'll,be'blamed if I understand it," ,
"There are a lot of things you don't
understand," replied the station agent
with a smile.—Appeal.
—;—      ***» —
AIITISTOCRACY   SEEKS   '/EST
The patient spider's dewy web .
Like silver gauze, outspread
Shall tremble o'er ttie cannon's mouth
Which erst belched fiery red
And in those fields shall daisies grow
Where once were heaped the dead:
And underneath a common flag
All antions, freed from strife,
Shall bless the God that gave
peace,
And liberty and life.  '■ .
them
THE VANQUISHED
THE BROTHERS
Pluto In Ms motor, a-bulgin' out with
oof;
Clork lu the tramcar 'nngin' to   tho
roof;
povoment, paddln' of tho
Translated by Constant Lounsbery,
from the Italian Original of Adn Negri.
A hundred, a thousand, a million, this
throng
With its multiple    feet that   shuffle
■  along—
And their voice Is the volco of u thunder that rolls
Up tho waves of tho tempost that uo
mnn controls.
While tho light of their fever lllumlnos
their faco—-
What name Is their name, and what
race Is their race,
They oro tho vanquished, the broken
of lifo,
The victims of toll, nnd of hatred and
strife.
on lho
hoof;
Hoy!
ROME, April 27—There was a gorgeous display of dresses and, jewels
last night at the Teatro Juirino-where
,tlie_eijte~of-7society_.gathei*.ed_at,_the,
invtatiori of Prince Abamalek Lazareff
to witness the graceful dancing of his
wife. . '. ■
The young Russian princess possesses beauty as well'as real talent, and
although her'birfh and social position
would preclude.her from ever taking
up dancing as a profession her husband frequently deplored the fact that
she could never be known to fame.
Some time ago tho idea occurred to
him of hiring a theatre to which all
their friends should be invited to witness her performance. .
The performance was a great success. The house, which was beautifully
decorated with flowers, was packed to
overflowing and after a scene from
"Cavalefla Rustlcania," surig'by Baroness Korf and Princess Trubetskoy,
and conducted by the composer himself, the "star" appeared on tho scene
clad in an early empire gown, of shimmering gold.
The young princess was rathor norv-
oub, but after .treading the first fow
moasuros of tho classical Italian'"pas
do deux" In company with hor dancing
master she seemed to forgot hor audience and gavo hei'Bolf completely to
her art. Sho was greeted with a
thunder of applause and repeated on*
coreB.
actual politics, a revolutionist.    Like
others of another age, he is out to
turn the world upside down. ' That is
why the Christian ought to be in sympathy with.the''Socialist; because the
Christian's religious views are absolute.     With the true Christian ^it is
all or nothing. " He cannot, dare not,
compromise.     He knows the   Christian world is a compromise.   ■ He also
knows the men and women who worship in the churches are In' favor of a
compromise on all points that the Master said there could be no compromise
on. This does not affect him. He, too;
is an extremist.     Like the Socialist
he is. separated from the world of half
believers by an immense gulf. To him
the present world is not to be' seized
or enjoyed.   Every action of the Mas-I
ter's life, His moral ideals, His religious utterances, were extereme. '  His
church is a compromise, it may be
a  necessary  compromise  with      the
world, but for the disciple who would"
follow there is no compromise possible, o It is all or none.. The demands
made on human nature by Christ are
enormous; and clean contrary to the
lower human nature.     The social demands made, by Socialists are, in their
sphere, incredibly great; and I cannot
see how the Socialist to-day can   become a popular man.     As long as he
talks in generalities and makes merely
ethical appeals people will listen; but
when the irreducible economic claims
are made, when the vast.reconstruction of social life is unfolded, then they
n«A_,i-iffnn(<|'n>*l "Mf> — af\f.\f-i"tT Trio Q_nr» -flife.
a* c-ULi.ciiU'cu |-Ti*"u~gu»jivtj—jut*w—\y*i—-vlIIw
world of ours ever been*--socialized.   ,
Th,at is, why the Socialist, like ' the
Christian,1 has need of faith.
The Socialist may not be a believer,
but here is common ground.; He is
an extreme man/* The:Christian may
not be a Socialist, but there is a community of principle between them, for
the Christian, too, is an extreme man.
—D. R. in "Justice." ,
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CAPITALIST'S  nOUNDAIHES
PEOPLE'S   MONEY
for we're Brothers All!
EXTREMES  MEET
PI lio 'as a faco a-glarln' in its guilt
Looks   as if boozo   was on n sunset
split,
Afterwards   rubbed   there with a gory
num;
Hoy. for our Brother Haul!
Pluto In 'Is onfo—"Wine sir. light   or
dark?"
IIIhciiIi. at. Iho counter gobblml by tbo
clerk;
Mo a-'iintlir Hniokc-biills In the diippln
pa rl;;
Hoy; for we've Ilrntli.'i'H All!
Pluto 'iik kilo iit'i-os, so Vs cnllod. a
"gmil."
Clork Is got,In' 'iilC a dollar more (hnn
'Is'rviii:
Mo "l-o'-pln" op-'ii limit*.'"--tho "Torrn
Pli'iniiiiu'in"
Hoy for wi-'n* lirothors nil!
Pluto 'as a voto for giindlu'   (li'Pfd
und tiirtli;
I'lurk 'iih'ii voto Co boglns lo know Its
worth)
t    it    ■ ■
M**       U*    4t«»»*'*'*    »'«"If      "    **** ■ ♦•*■-">•■"■        *>•>"**
I.'.rlh*.
Hov! for we're Brothers All!
They seek me, thoy reach mo, thoy
close all around,
And their tears anid their sighs and
their curses abound.
"Wo know not what wo Book nor what
wo doslro,
"From tho homos without, peaco, from
tlio honrtliH without, flro
We come; from tho factory.sweat shop
and den
Whoro labor Is grinding lho Ilvo bones
of niuti.
Wo have sought for a fnith and It failed us, wo strove
But wo found troiichory In tho armed
hand of Love,
And wo cover tho eartli llko a cloud
wllh doHpulr."
Oh, yo innHloi-H and million*, of nations
beware!
Work, we cry, wo nro broken     and
crushed In tlio mill.
Yo have ground nut our Htrongtli, whnt
now Is your will?
Wo wore miulo In lho Imago of   Al*
mighty Clod!
Our bodies am crlpplec,   our Hidrltn
down trod--
Wo woro chlldron of protnlBo; do with
us what yc i*|iny;
I Ti,,t  r-|vfi iirnnd fnv run' linbfR and   n
clinnco, or wo slay!
1 bollovo It Is Quito truo to say that,
no ono, who is at onco humane and
Plulo   goi.'H to chin ih and ptayh for
Kingdom Coun.".
Clerk 'an a wife ami throo g-iinvln' at
n inmiir,
Mu n-batllin' dally to send   tho mliimis
somo;
Hoy;  for we're brotbors all!
Plute'll  go to Henvon—tluit   Is, he'll
reach the gate,
tl.-iiil 'lh d(,.*i.. uv.o*. U. "Tli" K*i.-l*ill''*I.'
Hlnt*»"
a.'i-I. it-iil ui" 'ave invl'.-'i »<> il"* W'"l-
tome Tele;
T'olher place 'ns Brother llr.til!
■-H.   (\   Couhlail   In   the   Qi'!*i-]ih1'|...]
Worker.
What  fiirnnco Iiiih loigud u«,    wtuxt,
crlmw gavo us birth?
Mighty f'-xl. why aTtf KC "l"8 '•••••',ft**t
upun Kfti'th?
.,., ,< ,.,.,,if,. ,x,nm   n-liit terrl*
ronsonablo, objects to tho ethical Ideas
which wo Socialists bollovo In.    No
ono who has any knowledge at all of
tho conditions of life ot nonrly a third
of tho community wishes that these
conditions should bo perpetuated.
. Willi somo, whoso social conscience
lu developed, tho provontlblo pain iuul
iioodleBH  witBto of human  life  Is a
constant, ovor prosont nightmiiro; ll
Is that "nninrl nllquld" Hint poIhohs
their own pleasures.   Thus othlcnl appeals for JuHtleo, for cooporalloii, for
bollor and I'ali'or conditions of lifo are
spoken by, and honrd    willingly, by
ninny who aro actively opposed to Bo*
clallHiii.    It Is worth whilo emphasizing this point, because thoso persons
who urn liituroutod In tho social problem, ns thoy know It, aro supposed to
bo always In sympathy with uh.   But
wlillo Ihey, and wlillo !)!) out of ft htm*
ilrod aio keenly nllvo to apponlH   to
social JiiHtlco, brotherhood, nnd bettor*
mont, thoy aro oflon vory far from
Snclnllsni; and It Ih n doop mlHtako
for Socialists to think that thoy nro
won ovor,
Thoy say, "All you say about thc
nlrnn nnd tdonli of flnclnllsm may bo
ftruo but your monin* to tho end nro
wrong, und impotJ»itH«." t'xii cM.,
niuaiiH Ib our life. Without, our economic belief wo should hnvo no reason for oui'cxlBtonco. Thn domanil
for cessation of all prlvnto ront and
i„.„,.„..i   4,„,i rn. tlie etirtlnf nf nil pvl*
Parties under the employ of the federal government aro beginning to assemble at Vancouver, B. C. to resume
work for the season delimiting the International boundary line between Canada and Alaska.
Tho task has been In progross for
flvo years and is far from being completed.
Tho advance guard of the Canadian
forces has arrived in tho person of
Frederick Lambart of Ottawa. Ho will
havo chargo of a party of 17 men who
will devote the summer locating a
portion of tho Hist meridian, which
constitutes the boundary from a base
line at Mount St. Ellas duo north to
tho Arctic ocean,
" Tho expedition will leave Skagway
Mny 15. It will bo followed a few
weeks lator by othor partios, which
will bo ongaged In the roglon between
Portland canal and Whltoliorso. An
overland trip of 200 milos will bo made
from Whltoliorso to Whito Illver and
from this point ho will work south in
a district rich In glaclovs ond snow*
covorod peaks. So rough is a region
just south of Mount St. Ellas that It
Is probablo lt will novor bo chnrtod
at all.
Mr. I.anibort believes that at least
four years work remains boforo lho
comploto Biirvoy shall havo boon ex*
Hinded north to lho Arctic oeonn. Tho
American roproRouliitlvo on UiIh trip
will be TliomaB niggs Jr. of Washington 1), C, who Is expected In Vancouvor any dny.
We have the cheapest and
best line of Ranges, Kitchen
Stoves and Heaters.
B.C. FURNITURE
STORE
New and Second-Hand Goods
WM. SCOTT
UNDERTAKER
Fernie
B. C.
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Calgary
Cattle
Co.
All kinds of
ROAST MEATS
Give us a trial
I
j Fernie Dairy
\
FRESH MILK
delivered to all
parts of the town
GORRIE BROS., Props,
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BILL MINER IN OTTAWA
GEO.  BARTON
EMPRESS   TRANSFER
OTAWA, April 'Jl'—An ovoning papor says Hint thn notorious 1)111 Miner
wan In Ottawa on Hntui'diiy April ll,
and romnlned thoro homhii! hoiir«,
That ho wns In tho Iiohh.: of David
MoNub,2r. Itt'di'atb street and thnt ho
loft tlm Rod path lionio for Cnrlelon
I'lucn whoro ho remained for a tlmo,
lo   return io a Immlnl. noar   Oiluwn.
whore lio Is now In hldliif!, Is tho wui*
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ettllHfititt    tlltjl J     al.tai      IV.a.4    .W,,4>    ,..a    ,,.'«.44.*.
thin -mon-tlnr, by Vrnvlrt MoVnh who I
noys ho Is a rnlallvo of lho famous j
outlaw. McNab first cnllod nt tho city]
polico station uinl was iff erred to Col*,
ouol Bhorwood, head ot tho Dominion i
polico. i| I
Draying
Furniture Moving a Specially
WOOD OF ALL KIND8
Ix'iivo Onion* with W. Ki-ny
I
NORTHERN
HOTEL
Wm. Eschwlg*, Proprietor
New and up-to-date
Handsome Cafe Attached
i i   i i|i ii  ■.
it
OPEN DAY and NIGHT
bio hate
WVIrIii* upon them nnd damns thorn to
what future fnto?
Thoy retreat nnd limy vnnlnh, hut iho
j       wind floaU thoir cry—
I "Wc nr<> vanquUhed, Hnvo. or help uh
!        to Ale.' ■
Kori-Ht fires iitrxt »■•■*.r .l«*|il* t*-*l tin-
rnr*'""". ni I'/tt* ••«miitr> i«» i» Ki«.it*i *•*■
ii-tit  tlmn liimbcrinK op*T*»lion'«.
%-nTiri.
N...I1-.-. in tir-y«'.,y Blvcn Hunt SO i.ayn
itft.-r ..at.' i i.'teni. 1« **'■.■>»' *" «uj«-i.
Iiii.-ml.-rif of ITi'vlm-ln. I'..ll.'*' for iw ro*
it. wnl ut my retail Iwu'.r llc-n***- for Mm
K-..1-,   H-'l'-l,  KiaK   It,   1".
Mi-h,   *"■   t'tttmrr.
Ktixg. n.C.  illh April.  I9*> «*»
IB impossible  to  be Well
It is impossible to be well, simply impossible, if the
bowels are constipated. You must pay attention to the
laws of nature, or suffer thc consequences. Undigested
material, waste products, poisonous substances, must be
removed from the body at least once each day, or there
will be trouble. A sluggish liver is responsible for an
immense amount of suffering and serious disease. Ask
I your doctor about Ayer's Pills. He knows why they act
[directly on the liver.   Trust him.  JZ. Am Co., Utul*,Mau,
A complete lino of samples or
Fall Suitings and
Overcoatings
Worsteds* Screes
' and Tweeds
Up-to-date Workmanship
Moderate Prices
J. C. KENNY
Alberta Show
Case Works
Mnniifiii'luruvH  nf      v
STORE FIXTURES
Calgary; Alta.
W. STAN. TERRY
Painter and Decorator
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Dr PRICES
Ci^m Baking Powder
Ss tie most efficient and
perfect of kaveokg agents.
MADE FROM PURE CREAM OF TARTAR
No alum, lime or ammonia.
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,   B. C.  MAY 1 1909
Commencing . Sunday night tin the
Baptist church Rev. J. H. Webber,
the noted Spokane evangelist will hold
a series of meetings, every night for
two weeks. Mr. Webber is.an evangelist of gerat power, possessing a
magnetic personality- and good * voice,
and has had large experience in evangelist of great power, possessing a
charge of the -Gospel ■ Railroad Car
"Messenger of Peace' running    over
PRIVATE OWNERSHIP
PROVES INEFFECTIVE
Capitalism Unable to Keep the Industrial
Ball-Rolling-Its System Breaks-
Down—What   Now
. Phoenix, April 27—As,the strike of
the coal miners- in eastern British Columbia continues; the supply, of reserve coke of the * British Columbia
Copper^ company'' diminishes and the
prospects for an enforced close down
become more apparent. The smelter
has been, operating on the reserve
coke for some time, and will consume
the entire supply by the end of the
month if not before.
The manager, J. B. McAllister said
the B. C. Copper company has a contract .-with the International Coal and
Coke .Company of Coleman for the entire output of the latter's coke ovens.
The shutting down of operations at
Colemain as a result of the strike deprived his company of its regular supply of coke, and as soon as the amount
on hand at the beginning of the strike
has been consumed, which will be in a
few days', the smelter at Greenwood
will have to* close, throwing a large
number of men out of employment.
The length of time, which the smelter
will remain closed, if it is forced to
suspend operations, will depend upon
the 'duration of the coal strike, for
there is no possibility of the B. C.
Copper company securing .sufficient
coke to meet its requirements in any
other place.
Concerning mining matters generally, Mr. McAllister said that' the steadying of the price of copper was having
a good effect, while the price was not
advancing to any extent, it was "not
failing and that was something to be
thankful for after the experiences of
the past year or so. *
Incidentally Mr. McAllister said that
he had heard excellent reports concerning the Nicola Valley Coal Com-[
pany's property, which "is now being
operated most successfully.
Here Capitalism '
", Fails at Last
NEW YORK, April '27—A summer
trip to Europe for a stay of indefinite
length has been decided upon by Mr.
E..H, Harriman. Mr.-Harriman's visit abroad will be the first since ho
was operated on for appendicitis several years ago, and will give him opportunity for a rest which it is believed
will be beneficial,
Ills recent western trip was intended to be a vacation but his extensive
interests in tho regions he traversed
in his 10,000 milo journey were so ox-
tensive that ho was compelled to on-
gage in business and his journey on
tho wholo was far from being a restful one. .
Since his return Mr. I-Iarrlmnn has
been giving particular attention to
tho affairs , of tlio corporations ln
which ho Is Interested, and lt Is now
beiiinod that a gonolno period of reliction, away from nil contact, with businoss matlers, is necessary to glvo lilm
tho relaxation ho should havo. Ilonco
tho decision, upon tho European trip.
He will probably sail about tho middle of Juno,
JOURNALI8T3 IN LUCK
VANCOUVER, April 29—Mr, George
Ham of tho advertIslng department of
the C. P, 11. will arrlvo In Vnncouvor
on Saturday far tho purposo of welcoming tho party of Australian Journa*
lists,who will roach tho city on Thursday of noxt wook from Australia en
roiilo to tho Imperial press conferonco
to ho hold In London. Tho party,
which consists of twolvo men nnd bo*
von ladles will dlsombark nt Victoria
on WednoBday and Rpond a day thero,
coming to Vancouver on tho Thursday
nnd roniiiliiliig until tho following dny.
Mr, Ham will personally conduct tho
pvoHHinon Herons tho contlnont, a Apodal enr having boon iletnllod hy the
C. P. R, for that purposo. Whilo In
Vancouvor tho party will probably lio
untorlnlnod hy lho board of trado,
ROYAL ARCANUM
DINGIIAMPTON, N. Y. April 29.—
Tho 31 et annual Bosulon or tho grand
council of tho royal nrconum oponod
horo thiB moniliiK- Grand Rcg-anl
rioc.cor of Now York nnd nil of tho
Krnnd officers woro prcoont.     Fully
"C*        a-f.a^,. 4.4, 4.a^ # r.|l..f.n        ft*1.!.'     tVdr    VlVCT
nro In town for thn occnmlnn. It'In
thought thnt tho grand council for tho
noxt yoar will bo Bocurod for Rochester.
Giants Do Battle
Iir Mid Continent
WINNIPEG, April 27—The Canadian
Pacific Railway has decided to invade
North Dakota in competition with the
Hill lines.
It is announced that the road will
at once extend its bra'nch' which now
ends at Mowbray, in Southern Manitoba, to Dakota, to connect with the
Soo line. The Soo line also will bo
extended to Brandon, Man,, giving a
direct line from Brandon to Minneapolis running parrellel and between two
Hill linos which now run into Mnnlto-
ba ono ending at Brandon, and tho
othor at Portago la Prairie. This follows Hill's announced intention "of
building an air lino Into Winnipeg from
tho boundary and of building extensive
terminals horo,
A WORTHY OBJECT   *
Tho ninth annunl mooting and convontlon ■ of the Canadian Association
for tho Prevention of Consumption
and othor forms of' tuberculosis is to
bo hold in Hnmllton on Wodncsday
and Thursday, May 11) and 20 noxt.
Tho morning of tho first day will bo
dovotod to tlio roadlng of reports and
tho nppolntmont of committees. In the
aftornoon Dr. Whilo of Pittsburg sanatorium will deliver nn addross on tho
Duty of Municipalities in, Roforonco to
TuborculoHlB. On tho evening of tho
samo day his worship the mayor will
dollvor an address of welcome, aftor
which Dr. AdamI of Montreal will
Bponk on n suhjoct which ought to
command attention, How One Can do
Most Good In Arresting Tuborculoals
at tho Smallest Outlay.
The topic Rot down for general din*
cubbIou during tho forenoon of Thursday la Tho Duty of tho Pooplo Toward
tho Movomont for tho extinction of
Consumption, Hon. Adam nock, Mr.
Downoy, M.P.P., Dr, Pugnin of Victoria n. C., Dr. Goo. D, Portor, and
n niimbor of othors, both physicians
raid laymen aro oxpoctoil to tnko pnrt
In tho tllRCUHHlon of this subject, ■
On Thursday aftornoon at , o'clock
tho mooting will adjourn to tho Monu*
tain sanatorium to nttptul R reception
glvon hy tho ladles of Hamilton. Not
tho lonst unlnloroBtlng pnrt of tho
program Is tho visit to tho sanatorium
when it will bo seen how much enn
bo dono for tho treatment and euro of
consumption at a modurnto cost, Tho
biiccobh of tho Mountain sanatorium
should furnish nn object losiion   woll
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,*, .4. ...J     V*     ..,(.    «>.UU/     V.    i..U^.k4|,U...,C>*
rontomplnMnp* notion fnr the reduction
of tiiborculosls with! ntholr own neighborhood .
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PAGE THREE*
C.  N. R. PLANS
WINNIPEG, Apr'l 29—The final conference of Wm. MacKenzie and D. D.
Mann of the Canadian Northern Railway with the .local officials to discuss
the extension work which is to be
done this summer was held this morning.
Considerable time was spent ' with
Hon. Calder, the minister of railways
in Saskatchewan, General Manager H.
McLeod of the Cf N. R.-was closeted
with the visitors during the forenoon
and the various, branches of construction were taken up. At the close of
the conference Mr. Mackenzie said it
had.been decided that his company
would build between 400 and 500 miles
of track this season. Of this total
the largest amount would be in the
province of Saskatchewan. Prom 200
to 250 miles would be built there. In
Manitoba 100 miles would be built and
in Alberta there will be from 100 to
150 miles.
G.T.P/s Grade
MakeC. P. Go
In two weeks time the spiral tunnels now being driven on the Big Hill
grade of the C. P. R.'between Field
and Hector will both be broken
through and in about six weeks the
entire piece of construction will be in
shape to be turned over to tlie railway
company by Mr. James A. Macdonell
of ■ the engineering and contracting'
firm of Macdonell, Gzowsfcl and Co.,
contractors for the work, which involves the expenditure of $1,500,000,
and the securing of a reduction of a
4.4 grade to one of 2.2 feet in a hundred.
Iri a Hurry
To Cash In
• PHOENIX, April 27—The C. P. R.
through F. W. McLaine of Greenwood sent out four exploring parties
this week to locate all timber and agricultural land that the company owns
in the Boundary and Okanagan country. The exploring will continue all
through, the summer. Ttie following
men are engaged to do the work:
Messrs lTye, Butler, Craig, Mclntyre
and Hazzard will do the Okanagan .o
Messrs. Powers, McCuragh, Sanderson, Keve and Prout will explore
the West'Fork of the Kettle river.
Messrs. Burwash, Locke, McCut-
cheon, Myers and Cook will work
along Boundary creek.
Messrs. Collier, Essie, Kewar, Rick-
ards and Gillis have been assigned io
work the North fork of tho Kettle
river.
Fear of Death
Replaces Greed
Mrs. J. H. Webber
the railroads of Illinois. Mr. Webber
was in close touch with Billy Sunday
during the great Spokane campaign,
and was offered the position of chief
assistant'to Mr. Sunday on the death
of Mr. Pledger, but declined.
■ Accompanying Mr. Webber is'Mrs.
Webber,' who is a splendidly- trained
singer and musician as well as a* good
speaker. Mrs. Webber will , have
charge of the music during the meetings.      Special    arrangements    have
Rev. J. H Webber
been mndo to accommodate tho peoplo
and improvements have been made to
the building, seventy scats' being added. A special choir will bo organlz.-
od. „
The church service will commence
at 7.30 every night during tho week
except I-Saturday. „ Everybody welcome
CHICAGO, April 27.—It was learned
to-day that James A. Patten, who disappeared from this city during the
heat of his battle in the wheat pit,
has fled in fear of bis life. During
the past few days he received many
letters containing threats of death
The criticisms that have been heaped upon the wheat king by the pulpit
and press are known to have caused
him much worry.
Since the receipt df threatening letters he has been extremely nervous and
his friends all feared a general collapse.
THE   CANADIAN   BANK
OF COMMERCE
HEAD OFFICE TORONTO
B. E. WALKER, President
ALEXANDER  LAIRD, Gen. Manager.
ESTABLISHED 1867
Paid-up Capital . $10,000,000
Reserve Fund    -    6,000,000
Branches throughout Canada, and in United States and England
COUNTRY   BUSINESS    Evcr>' f:lci,i,->' nffo«.«lto farmere and oth-
i/uujuki Buoiflnaai cwr for the tl.a]ml.tion of theii. hiinking
business.   Sales notes will be cashed or taken for collection.
RANKTNf-r RY MATT Accounts may be opened by mail and monies
UAimillU Dl MAIL* ,.lci)ositea 01. withdrjnvil i„ tins wav with
equal facility.  * „ n
H. W. TRENHOLME,
Fight Hard For
Free Speech
VANCOUVER, April 27—Notice of
intention to.appeal has been given in
the case of Taylor, the Socialist who
was recently ordered to pay a fine of
$5 for being one of a crowd on a street
that refused to move on when ordered to do so by the police. The notice
of the intention to appeal has been
served by Mr. 3. Edward Bird. Th'e
evidence in the case is now being
type written for use in connection with
the appeal.
-*»*■
, New Mexico produced nearly 3,000,-
.000 tons of eoal last year, her mines
receiving a full, quota of miners for
the first time in several years owing
to the depression of the industry
everywhere in the country.-.
EDITORS-TO MEET
IN SPOKANE
Baby's Cradle
Is Blind Pig
MONTGOMERY, Ala. April 27—Bob'
Mayfleld of Anniston, charged with
wildcatting liquor sales, invited the
officers to search his house.
When inside he cautioned them not-
to wake the baby.
A suspicious officer pulled the cover
off the baby and found beneath it a
cradle full of bottles filled with liquor.
■.'IllMl'lOH TO KIM,  MP.N
THAN  TO  SAVI-1 THMM
Greek Will.
Mee,t Greek
Regarding (ho nccldents In the
United States It is the opinion of tho
engineering profession that, ono ha,lf
of them are provontahlo. A conservative estimate of tho number of annual
accidents which rosult fatally, or In
partial or total incapacity for worlc,
Is r>00,000, writes William II, Tolman
In tho Century.
Reckoning tho wngo earning capacity of tho average workman at iffiOO
a your, (whicli mnkos no allowanco for
the professional mon,, railroad pfosi*
donts, Industrialist*-* and othor high*
salaried officials who nro Injured In
their occupations) wo hnvo a acini
and economic waste of $2.10,000,000 a
yoar. What wo aro thus lonlng In our
work offlcloncy flonnnny Is gaining.
"Ono billion marks in wngo earning
offlcloncy annually wo consorvo for
Qormnny through our sanatoria, mils*
olniH of safety, convaloucont homos
nnd othor forms of social Inmirnnco,
iiy which wo safeguard tho IIvoh iwid
limbs of our workmen and provont tho
ciuibob and offecls of iIIhoiiboh whleh
would lessen thoir economic efficiency," stated Dr. Zachor, director of tho
imperial bureau of statistic** In roply
to my Inquiry ns to how much Hor*
many saved onch year."
SPOKANE, Wash. April 29—Editors
and publishers of 370 daily, weekly and
class publications In eastern Washington and Oregon, northern and central
Idaho, western Montana, southeastern
British Columbia and points in Alberta
have been, Invited by the Spokane
press committee to meet In this city
on May 8 to discuss plans for. the formation of tho Inland Empire press association.
Tho purpose of the organization Is
to unite tho press of the country to
work for moro substantial and greater
development of nil parts of tho inland
empire and to encourage the emigration of desirable settlers and Influx of
capital to assist in building up the
country' and develop Its agricultural,
Industrial and commercial resources.
The Spokano press commltteo, composed of a representative of ovory
journal published In Spokano, headed
by N. W. Durham, editor of tho Spok-
osmnn-RovIow, will entertain the visitors, Following tho organization
mooting in the assembly room of the
chamber of cominorco at 1 o'clock the
party will visit Recreation park where
Iho Spokano Indians and tho Tacoma
Tlgoru play in tho regular league series for tho NorlhwoBt pennant. This
will bo followed by a seeing Spokano
tour, and In tho ovoning beginning at.
7 o'clock, thoro Is to ho a complimentary umnquot lh the Hall of tho Dogos,
"This orgnnl'/atlon will In no way
Interfuro with tho work of tlin stain
odltorlal associations," mild Arthur
llooko, secretary of the Bpoknno prom*
commltt.ee, "but Is designated to, bo
of moro direct benefit to tho various
communities and tho district ns a
wholo than nny oilier Blmllnr association possibly could ho. Wo expect
lo have (ho co-operation of every editor hi tho country In this work, which
Is entirely In (ho Intercuts of a groat*
or Inland Kin.nlro,"
SCIENTIFIC JOTTINGS   •
A state law in Victoria requires that
seventy cubic feet of air per minute
be supplied to each worker in any
mine.
* *   *
. According to a Cornell university
professor insect pests cost the farmers
of the country over $700,000,000 per
year. *   ,
■*. * * *
 Tjlaar,-,  aT7m/a4aaa rafaa^^^aaa — —    -    *- ,. .. .. 1. .. —-.—
 1-i.u- ,v ioa.unoiu—men—Dave-—uvun-
granted a patent on a device to be attached to a hen to register the number of eggs she lays.
* * *
Rich diamond fields were recently
discovered in German South Africa,
bearing gems less than a foot from
the surface of the ground.
* * * '
The' nation's supply of stone suitable for the manufacture of cement
and concrete mixtures is regarded as
practically inexhaustible.
* *   »
In a new musical instrument, an
Austrian invention, the pressure of
plnno keys brings strings into contact
with a revolving band, producing
music like that of a violin.
* »   »
Artificial, grindstones mado of equal
parts of Portland cement and quartz
sand, havo been satisfactorily used for
a year ln Wisconsin and Ontario glass
works for grinding glass.
* * *
A Now York eloctrlc light company
Is using a rotary pump mounted pu
tlio roar of an automobile and .drlvon
by its flywheel to pump out flooded
manholes.
. *   *   *
In (raining Uh cavalry recruits tho
Gorman army Is making uso of a machlno driven by olectiiclty, In whloh
all tho movements of horses aro simulated.
* * *
Automobile coal wagons in which
the box hi lltfod and dumped by Iho
samo motor tlint, drives tlio vehicle,
are bolng tried out In Horlln.
* * *
Thn   largest   masonry arch In   the
world, rocontly, completed for nn Austrian railroad,   Is 27S foot   0 Inchos
long and has a rlBti of 78 foot.
•   »   •
ri
A llrltlsh rellgoiiH organl7.nlIon Ih
trying to transplant a rnco by encouraging emigration of tho l.nps from
I.npplnnd, where llioy ore In dangor
of extinction, to lho moro honltlifiil
rogloriB of Labrador and Newfoundland.
EARTHQUAKE VlOT IMS
VANCOUVER, April 27—"Tho Har*
rlman railway syitom will build Into
Vancouver, Juat when I cannot aay.
It mny bo two, throo or four yean..It
all depends on conditions," waa the
announcement of Mr. J. D. P/irrell of
Honttlo today,
Mr. Furroll Is tho repreneotatlve of
of the Harriman Interests In tho Pacific northwest and li horo to attend
tho hono show.
m   H<> formerly (x-t-uptttl k wlmllar po*
Dltlon with tho HIII system.
Another Pointer
On Capital
YUMA, April 27—Reports aro current at diiayinas, Mexico, to tho offoct
that 13. II. Harriman Is Bolng to en-
tor tho HinoKor field In Moxlco In com*
potlton with tho trust.
Ue Iu knuwu iu havo many lulnlnn
exports at work at Sonora, Slnaloa,
and other states, and It Is snld that
they aro prospecting tbo region closo*
ly.
Tho report nays that ho means to
oporato mines In the roKlon penetrated by Mt roadi-i and that he will hulld
his own smelters.       <-
T.I8DON, April 20—Official   figuros
give 12,000 homoloBs persons at a re*
ttutl   U*   a .41.   la.tL.il    li.| Ul,,li,iAC4        !,,(.>
are eamned nil ovor tho emmtryMi,**
and In spite of tlio work dono hy tho
authorities aro fooling tho pinch of
hunger and fniiiliio. In addition to
this hundreds are Buffering from serious InJurlt'H which the phyHlcIans at
jt-i, tna\ti not .-i-fii (iliu- Ui iiiuniil u>
or caro for.
LITTLE FISH NOW
TO FACE BIG FISH
How Tiong Beforo  Theso  Louul  Packing
ii
House   Laml)H   Will be   Lying*
Down lo Meat. Tru»l,
BAD ATTACK OP DY8ENTRY CUR*
ED
"An honored cltlien of this town was
sultorlng from a suvuru ntinck of dys*
entry. Ho told a friend If ho could
oUlulu u LoUl.< uf ChmiiUi!'lulu* Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy ho
felt confident of being cured, he hav*
Ing used this remedy In tho west He
was told that I kept It tn stock and
lost no time In obtaining It, and was
promptl> cured," says M. J. Leach
druggist of Wolcott, Vt. For sal« by
all druggists.
CALOAIIY, Alia. April, 27—P. Hums
of Hums & Co., packers, announces
that th.? firm will hulld nf. Vnnronvrr
a packing plant similar to tliolr Calgary phial •Allli u ciiimcity,of 1000
hogs-dally.
The firm will r-ndenvor to aupply tho
western Canadian trade, which is now
largely supplied from tho Unite.!
States owing to tho Jnalllty of existing
plants to cope with tho demand. Hums
ft To. appnrontly nre preparing to
meet Ihe Invasion   of tho   American
Manager, Fernie.
P. BURNS & CO.,
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HOTEL FERNIE
The Hotel of Fernie  .
Feniio'H Lending Commercial
and TouriHl Houso
S. F.WALLACE, .Prop.
KING'S HOT L
Hni' supiilicd willi   Uic   lir-nt. Wines,
l,l(|iiors and (ligni'H
DIN J NCI   HOO.M   IN  CONNECTION
JOHN P0DRIELANCIK, Prop.
The New
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Will OPOII for ..UHlllOHH tllO lll'Ht wool,
111 Mnrch. Ilullt oxproHBly for
It's ft (liimly, como ntul ww Ir.
Workingmans Trade
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Proprietor!
(W, A. Roit, Manngftr.)
~L
ROYAL
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FERNIE
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Everything
Up-to-date
Call Inland
see us once
C. W. DAVEY & CO., Props.
THE
packerH, who hnvo boon Rrndunlly nc*
('iilrlni*, pliintH throuKhout the went,
nur-lnoflH condition**, Mr. nuriiH ro*
anrked, In the \nvn>.' provlnw.**,
nro vory lirliilt, UiIh Bonnon wit*
ncHHiuK it record brcukhiK Influx of
ImiiilRrnntH the mnjorliy cotnlnK from
(he United HtntM*,
Anothfr Plant for Calgary
CAI.OAIIY, April 27--T.ii* Willinm
Davk'g company of Toronto, paokora,
attracted by tlie ponalbilltlea of thla
(Harriet, hnvo decided to locnto n
brunch hero.
POLLOCK WINE
4T€%      T TTfl
Wholesale Liquor Dealers
« im'i.1. mm: ii.w.iv*' i.v vrorii
Distaict Ledger
Waldorf Hotel
NOW IN NEW QUARTER8
Table Unexcelled
■p..,  ...,i* i ....i .,   ..
li.--milt.iti Whieta, l,ii|iKM'H
mid CIk'H'**'
MRS. S, JENNINGS, Prop,
(Formerly of Cent nil; Hotel)
i
GREAT  NORTHERN  TIED UP
KAl.IHI'KIX, Mont.. April 2fl~-Knrt.i
nnd unow hIIiIo- whlrh have continued
Intermli'lently for tho InM ID hoiirn nt
n point oil tlie (Jri-nt Northern ono
mile earn of Nye**, have Moclu-d traf-
V *H       J   T\   *    l* •''-'> «'>d n dozen irnltiH.'Inflodln'T f-wr
rOr uOOfl rPinting|;;xnB,,;;';,w lM «p °»«»««■•■ »•■»■, PAGE FOUR
THE  DISTRICT  LEDGER,  FERNIE,'   ' B. C.MAY 1 1909
W& BteMsl foftgjer
?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."
Phone 48;  Residence 9
W. S. STANLEY,'
Manager
The Prince li.ipcrt Hullelin oi: April 20tli said:
"The editor <i|! n Fernie   newspaper said counlv
"court judge 'Wilson was not an upright judge, and
was cited lo appear before men higher up on tlie
bench than "Wilson and,show cause, why he should
not be 'punished. lie took his punishment in tiie
shape  ol' a  curtain  lecture delivered by    Chief
"Justice Gordon Hunter. The Fernie editor need
not I'eel bad, i'or Chief Justice Hunter has said
worse things about some of his colleagues than
the Fernie editor could say about judge "Pete"
-AVilson and, strange to say, what he said was
true."* °
"We understand that the Council have purchased a recreation grounds. "We trust that the suggestion about a public holiday to give every citizen
a day at helping to clear" the grounds will be carried out. We should lose no time in getting a
good ball ground ready, .and then we should have
a real good half mile track., We could get all the
attractions here, and keep an immense amount of
money at home by so doing. By a very little expenditure a really beautiful park could be laid out.
Flowers planted, walks cut, and things fixed up to
have the best park and recreation grounds,in the
country;-—and just imagine what an asset that
.would be.- At present our city is the deadest-hole
on the continent; we have the proper people ainong
■us to make it the liveliest place in Canada;. Let's
doit.    '      ". '     J
On thea5th of May the By-laws for the   money
with which to put in the electric light and water
works will be submitted to the citizens of this city
It is hardly necessary for us to say. that both the
by-laws are necessary and essential. - They are
both vital, they are both good money making1* assets for the city, and all who have a vote should
cast it in favor of'the two by-laws. We need the
water very badly, as the present system is inade
quate., We need the electric lights, also, as our
•streets are impassable.,in their present state at
night time.
ticular persons shall make the laws and interpret
the laws and execute the laws..
"   (3)    That this power to dictate arises, on one
hand, from lack of cohesion and intelligence, ainong
the mass of the people, and, on the other hand,
froiii the coming together on a plane of selfish interest, of a number of people possessed of sufficient intelligence to perceive the opportunity created by the people's lack of cohesion and intelligence,
and also possessed of sufficient "executive ability"
to enable them to make use of-such popular weakness s      (In other words, the    main strategy of
these clever conspirators against the common good
is to so appeal to the selfish passions and prejudices of the uninformed and unorganized "Many"
as to divide the Many into mutually neutralizing
factions and thus create   a central   Balance    of
Power capable of being seized and held and manipulated by the crafty "Few" for the gratification
of their own greed aud vanity, as against the interest of those who thus permit themselves to be divided. )'. (
(-4) That as a matter of fact thc crafty Few do
manage to thus control and direct'the Balance of
Powor, on one hand, so long as the victims of this
confidence game shall prove too selfishly sleepy to
take the steps necessary for its overthrow, and, on
the other, hand, so'long as the common'obsession
of the Few by this "Managing Passion" shall
prove sufficiently strong to induce them to sacrifice lo such common desire their individual temptations and tendencies to yield to those other
"Master passions" of personal0pride and prejucl. ■■•
and greed and envy to which they themselves so
.skilfully appeal when they seek to '' divide and conquer" the working class—and -which, they well
know, will destroy their own harmony ai d
strength if once permitted to gain the upper hind
in their dealings with each other.
Class legislation, in short,, is always preceded
by the rise to power . of a titled or untitled '' Ma
chine" whose members bring it to power and keep
it in power partly as a result—and, in some' sense,
as a reward—of their individual ability to avoid
yielding to envy and pique and pride of opinion
and.such like manifestations of selfishness, among
themselves; and partly as a result, and reward of
their collective ability to arouse,aud play upon
these identical passions of the Self-nature as it sits
unconquered and even unsuspected, and therefore
unwatched and unshackled, in the bosoms of their
more thoughtless fellow-citizens whom -these titled
or untitled "Bosses" and riugsters are thereby .enabled to conquer and divide.
In other words, the one fundamental'and underlying cause of all the defeat and suffering that
hasjjo'me or can" come to any person or body of
^)"ersons~whether"Ti*a"de_rjiiioii"orj"Politieal—Party
\ PALACE DRUG ST6RE
New Store!   New Goods!
Everything is Nice and Fresh
The Stock is complete in all lines. You
will find in part, Drugs,-Patent; Medicines,
Magazines of all kinds, Daily Newspapers
and . Weeklies, Stationery and Office Supplies, Garden and Flower Seeds, Toilet
Articles, Fancy Goods, Fine Soaps, &c.,&c.
. Call   and   see, the   store and thov goods
CLEARING OUT SALE
At
Everything Goes to the last
Shoe String   0
W. Re  McDougall
The
A. W.   BLEASDELL
old  and   reliable druggist.    Phone
118
Y You will find ut. on Hie Corner where the Post Office wnH.before.
9 the Fire
♦ *»*».» »*»»*»*»•»   *i>*«fr«>-40*»*»-***>     •»•»♦♦■»♦-»•»•*»♦   ♦•»♦■»•»<►*».
Yes, thanks, kind friends, we arc back from
out impromptu, tete-a-tete with the learned judiciary at Vancouver. Tlie Lord is mindful of His
own. It cost considerable for admission, but we
were really pleased to assist at the initiatory festivities attendant upon the ocension of His Most
Honorable Lordship Judge W. B. Mclnncs, who
was ushered in as senior country court judge.,
Strange that wo were so cordially invitp,d to bo
present at this auspicious social function, but wo,
being so young and handsome, always did make a
hit with tho bench.
THE "BRIGHT SIDE" OF FRANK SHERMAN'S
ILLNESS    *
than by the "officers," is the very element, as It happens, that is most apt
to he lacking in cases where one man's
experience chances to be so far in advance of that of his associates that
they become possessed of a fear lest,
py "butting in" they may introduce
confusion and failure into the plans
which lie, in all good faith and to'the
best'of his ability, may be working out
for the common good; and—to get
back to the case,of Frank Sherman
and District 18—it is precisely this
over modesty on the part of Frank
Sherman's associates that has constituted the one-weak spot in Labor's
present campaign for industrial justice In the coal fields of Alberta and
British Columbia.
Oh the former 'occasion when President Sherman's sudden ill health deprived these associates of his counsel
and guidance, it happened* that the
now famous Maeleod negotiations; with
what was then the united arid complete Western Coal Operators Association, had just commenced. Had all-
those operators, been actuated by that
manly and truly business-like sense.of
fair play and decency which was presently evinced by'the representative "of
the Hill coal' properties (by far the
larger proportion of. the coal interests
included in the Western Coal Operators association as then constituted) a
fair and business-like agreement would
have been promptly" signed. up and
there would.have,been-no record in
our local history of all this_jnon-'<;ontin-
uance of coal .mining which is to-day
the necessary and. logical situation in
the mines of those managers who then
%. You  will Say
Is it Possible
Kor tho second time in two months District
1-resident Frank Wli.-riiinii has beon compelled by
severe sicknesK to withdraw from active piirticipn.
tion in tlio work of finding a sntisl'uctory solution
for lho existing conl proliliMii... .
From tho .slniulpoint of certain intorminglod or
closely allied railroad and conl miniiiu* ■■orpoi'iitioiiK
this eiil'oi'ccd retirement of the man who has thus
fur successfully withstood the attempts ol! those
I'oi'poi'alion.H to iiiipo.se iinl'iiir conditions upon thoir
workmen will bn hailed with joy as n ni|j-iinl ml van*
tunc vouchsafed thom by the "Act of flod. "
Vet 1 his very circiiniHtiuice of HeeiniiiK mist'or-
tiinc to Ihe cimni! of organized labor in Huh loeniii,
will in reality lie a blcssinp,' in diNgiiiNO to .'nut
cause il' it shall result in lliu developing, 111110111? the
runic and file, of n grciilcr dc-jree of self I'l-lii'iici-
and initiative; and in the recovery, to a corrcs*
ji-iiulinK extent, of that I'm-nlly of mult and file
eo-opei'iitioii, regardless of official leiidei'Nliip, with
which the people*-* of settled civilization neeni to
liave gradually parted company while ciiRii«ed in
the findint,' out of those inereasiiiuly complex inn*
tcrial processes which have led them so far from
till) coiKHI miih ul  I in- iii'iiiuuic 7 viii/.ulmu,
I'or il in nol .-nouu'i lo ^'"** iiiaip... i'**r the
overthrow of present day soeial injustice and yet
leave untouched and unremedied   the   underlyini?
cimihi'h which have bred that: injustice iu the pant,
  .     , 1 ,i
UIIH   Wllit-li,   11   n«iv  ■niniiit'iitlH'iiuni.'T      a.)»l\i\)iv,a.,,     uiu
quito capable of breeding it again, albeit under different liunicH and in different fori'is.
The rciiMonalilcness of his insistence will be realized if we stop to consider:
(1) That flic sofiil injustice* complnined of
findH ils winction in luw.s and customs which, while
ostensibly fiun-lcd and (••.tiililislii'd in llm ililcicM
of the whole people, have in reality been dictated,
for itN own Kclfish benefit, by whatever clnss may
from time to time have found itself in pos-M-Mi-m nf
"the roiiis of power."
(2.1    Tlmt   .hi* piiSiai'Hsioli t»f tlm rr.'lUh .>(" J-mWtV
moans simply the power to dictate nn to what par*
or Nation,-is'to be found in the failure to watch
and shackle, and- keep under close battened hatches, that subtle and elusive and Protean old man
of the'Sea—the Self-Nature. ..    . .    -.
From all this it- follo-ivs that, for tlie permanent
overthrow of,.Special Privilege, upon this strife-
torn world of ours, it is necessary for each one of
us to become so freed from the snares of the Self-
Nature that,*not only.will we become like "greased pigs" as it were in. our freedom from these
foibles and weaknesses, which, under present conditions, serve as handles whereby the exploit it. u
clnss is able to lay hold of us, but also that the
yery spirit of domination and conquest which
prompts men to try to lay hold on us and bind us
to their chariot wheels, will become so exorcised
and excommunicated from our social family thnt
"Machines" and "Rings" and "Rosses" shall become a mere grewsome memory of the Insane Past,
aud men shall at last become willing to be brothers
to each other—incapable of regarding each other ns
mere objects of plunder and mastery nnd finding
their happiness in kindly mutual service, rather
than in grasping for oneself, ..
■ In glorious, though far separated moments, it
is given to mortals beloved of the Gods to find their
self nature sufficiently asleep or under hatches to
enable them to perform without secret., buck-
thought of personal glory or Holf interest, one of
those spontaneous acts of service or sacrifice that
echo round the world and linger like the glory of
our youth in tho memories of men. To sueh there
may come for that brief moment some faint realization of the perfect happiness thnt must, surely
spring from harmony with tlmt Spirit of Life
that, respects no person in particular, but ever
guides our oxperieneos, evon what wo cull our
mistakes and sins, to fit. us all alike for the someday constant enjoyment oi! these unselfish moments that are now so few and far between. Hut
il happens that nt the present stage of human evolution, most of us nre so "shut in' and void of
iinfoldiiiciit in our spiritual nature, and so obsessed
by the selfishness that keeps everlastingly breaking
forth in the nnimni and inlellcetual jiIiuhch of onr
daily action, that many are not only incapable of
realizing or imagining tho greater happiness tlmt
comes from unri'i-ompeiiKod servieo for others; but
an; ■•YiMi unwilling to bear their proper burden and
tal.'* their "V'lf'fr •■Iwro in "tvA\ ocintxnnn Inborn n«
j)i;jy be under.akcu Vor the service of thcmftclvcs
jointly with others.
Obviously, therefore, the very first step in the
upward path is to conquer oho'h selfishness   mil'-
...1,.
1 1
n«.i.:.i.'*
and this first step will moan not nlmply a willingness to pny one's proper share of the finanical ex-
ponse of keeping up such mutual benetlt enterprises ns Trades 1'nions, nnd Soeinl and Economic
Discussion Circles. and Political Action
Clubs, but will imply nlso that in the •field
of dial personal .servu-o that in invariably ncce.'i.'.ary
in connection with such laudable institutions and
enterprises, wc .shall not be backward in volunteering our proper hlum* of phyniottl and intellectual
labor.
Now this uc«*a'.v.-,;!,i*,y nii.ti'LImtwu of physical iind
utentnl n-isistiuiee, liv the **rnnk and file" n<* Ichk
refused to conclude new agreements:
* These last named managers, however—who represented properties controlled or owned by what is called the
C. P. R. interest^rtookprompt advantage of Sherman's absence, and„of the
diffidence' and modesty' of Sherman's
Inexperienced associates, to put in operation a mysterious policy which
presently forced upon the Coal Operators not connected-.wltlr C. P. R.
properties, the conviction that the C.
P. R. interest was working not for
a simple coal agreement but mainly
for somo consideration in the background in which the Hill properties
possessed oio share, and for tlie' attaining of whicli the Hill managers were
evidently intended to be used as mere
cats paws by the minority C. P. R,
contingent ln the Association membership,
Tho nature of this back-stairs consideration may be sufficiently Inferred
from the fact that the man, recognized
ln this district as the main local wiel-
dor of C. P. R. Influence, not long
ago mado definite and oxpllclt, proposal that the concluding of an extremely favorable Mid "union shop" agreement by tho local conl minors' union
would bo vory matoiially ndvnncod hy
tlio concluding also of a political al*
llnnco and agreement that the union
voto should bo delivered solidly in favor of cnndldiitos agrooable to the powerful corporation concerned.
Tlio suggostlon that the trndo unionists of tho conl mining district should'
purcliuso tho recognition of union pvln*
clplos for thomselvcs at tho oxponse
of botrnying Into corporal Ion rule tliolr
follow citizens of tho farming provinces and of tho manufacturing towiif,
vory properly mot with tho rofuvnl
which It morltod; but tho fact tlmt
ovon aftor tho Hill roprosontntlvoH had
withdrawn from imHoclntlon with tliem
tho minority coal miuingon* pursuod' a
policy of cnifty ilutorinlnnllon lo tilio
ovory ponsllilo tcolinlcnl nml other ml-
vantage of Sliorinim'H ubnoiico, ami of
tho Inoxpoi'lonco of llio roiii'ilnlng
mombors of tlio MlnorB Scnlo Committee, Is 11 sufficient proof Hint Iho groat.
corporation In tlio Imoli ki'ouiiiI— a
coi'iiorntlon grown fnl on fnvors grnnl*
uil at the oxpoiiKii of the pcoplu by Hie
people's mlHi'opi'CHonl nt Ives—him not
lout holm of rtvonluiilly lining llliln In
forco the men of (lie mining rnmps
Into Hint depth of liidui-trlnl misery
which might bu expected to sooner or
later rnmior llmm willing to wierlflco
thoir civic rnnnhooil in. woll nn tliolr
Inula union principle.), nud ho put
their nocks under tlio disgraceful yoke
ut    a.lai   .-.a.iiU   |ia4.1.«i..il   ;,vi X .lime      ...
which tbe rnUrrmrt Irnrtc wnlonlntn
woro found to be nnmesheil when, dur*
Ing recent olcciions, thoy woro urged
10 hiuihI for working dims principles
by Uio luombeiH and.friendn of tha
working claim political' party.
Ab Ih now gfiicnilly recoBnlstofl by
tho public, tho crnfty nnd.overbearing
conduct of tho ronitilnlng or "C. P.
It." contingent, of tlio Wostorn Coal
Operators Association resulted In the
umtnilvo consideration of n sot of
proposals so rnnkly unfair to labor
thai, the npermors tbcniHolves were
deceived by their delighted groed In*
U> .l\lilIlJI)Klll|4 Umi fll-jt llllll UlCHI! pio
posnU were not only merely tentative,
but nlno leg-illy Incomplcto nnd without eh her preamble or peroral Ion"-
uu oviTHlght which fortunately remedied their Inlilal imfalrnesfi. since It
betrayed tlu-m Into bronklng ncgoiln*
flotm with th** Mlnnr« Kxf'cutiv.* honrd
tn advance of tho legal completing of
the documents and without their real-
izlng at the time that, in so doing, they
were saddling upon their own backs
the entire responsibility for the nonrenewal with their individual companies of the customary biennial agreement, and consequently for the non-
continuance of coal mining operations in the properties controlled' .by
tliem, and therefore also for the existing scarcity of the coal required by
our farming brothers for their steam
outfits.-   ■
Sherman's timely recovery from that
first sickness enabled the miners to
take prompt advantage of the operators falling into their ownjTap by thus'
voluntarily breaking ■ off negotiations
which in Sherman's absence had presented so many points of vantage to
them;*and now that ' the unanimous
support of Sherman's position by the
special convention of the miners unions
has resulted in the absolute clearing
away of all past complications, and in
the putting forth of an ultimatum embodying the miners' demands in unequivocal language, it follows that
President. Sherman's " present illness
involves no possibility of harm to the
union cause or of surrender of the
union principle. It presents;\m the
contrary, a magnificent" opportunity for
the development of their own' personal
initiative not only by'the members of
the Executive Board of District 18,
but also by the officers and„the rank
and file members of every local coal
miners' union throughout the territory
affected.
'/, And so, in this temporary disability
of the experienced negotiator upon
'wbose_snouIdersrby"reason~oL~his"iar--
ger experience, there has been In the
past a perhaps too facile tendency to
lay an accumulation.of administrative
burdens, theminers of District 18 have
an excellent opportunity to display
that rank and file activity and "solidarity which is the sure sign of vitality
in a union and the only guarantee
against our district falling Intc^ those
autocratic and red. ta.pe methods of
procedure which in the hands of a
man less democratic, than Frank Sherman would certainly give rise to the
"bosslsm" and "ring rule"- that sooner
or later corrupts and disintegrates every organization whoso members prove
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That I can buy choice fruit lands with'
a good water supply, within 30 miles ,of
Fernie, on the installment plan. Such
.'easy payments are not offered by any other,
company. Write for circular on "Kootenai
Irrigation Tract"
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<>   D. W.  HART, (Agu for Canada) Baylies, B. C.   £
The
Workingman s
-Store   i
(Continued on page five)
Don t yforget that I am back
in the old stand and that
niy prices are better
than  ever
Men's Suits $5.00 tp
." Shirts 75c to'
"      Shoes,   2.00  to
$20
6.00
5.00
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".-:   Trunks 3,50 to     $25
See my swell,line of'Neckties XQq fo $3 '
all styles      -      -"■'".".-■ -w
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Tlie Official Organ of District No.   18, U. M. W.; [of A.
Fernie, B.C., May 1st, 1909
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The last meeting' under tlie auspices
of Ulio  Kings  Business  campaign  was
held in tho Club Hall on Sunday night,
when thore was a large congregation.
Tlie service began wllh tlie singing of.
some .fine old hymns set to tunes that
arc known  tho world over, and under
"tho able leading of Mr; Mlssloner llob-
Inson theso were sung lustily "and will,
an earnestness which indicated that' tho
two sowers of tlio seed luivo performed tliolr task In reality.    Mr. Mlssloner Brown took tho opportunity of publicly  thanking all  for  their efforts  in
furthering the work of lho campaign,
especially referring to the kindness of
the C. C.  L. A. A.  board of management in 'granting them tho uso of their
hall when It was not needed for other
purposes,   free  of  charge.       Ho   took
his farewell words from the 10th chapter of Matthew,  39th  verso:  "Ho  that
loseth his Ilvo for My sake shall find
lt."     Ho referred to tho seeming paradox in these    words and ln an able,
instructive and simple address showod
what the truo purpose of Jesus (ClTrlst
was- when  he  used  them.   , -He    (tho
speaker)  acknowledged the heroic endeavors of many to hasten tho consummation of.the brotherhood of man.  Ho
was also  in sympathy with many ' of
the   principles   of   the   much   heard-> of
Socialism,  but maintained a steadfast
* belief  that the changing of  the  heart
of every, one of us was Imperative to
this   end;   further   the   only   means   to
attain this was tho accepting of Jesus
Christ as a personal Saviour.   -He remarked on tho many kindnesses shown
to his  co-worker and  himself in  Coal
Creek.     He had been In rougher camps
than this one.      It was deplorable, nevertheless   true,   that, at  this  moment,
right  ln  Coal  Creek  there were    men
. and  women  walking, right Into    Hell,
'   and they, knew it.      With    tremulous
voice   and   great   dramatic   power     he'
made' a last appeal  to  those who had
taken up the cross,during the campaign
to'ever hold lt up and exert.themselves
to the utmost to bring others Into the
one great fold.  A prayer meeting followed and many present gave manifestations that the Holy Spirit had entered their hearts. '   '
Joe' Johnston .has come, back to Coal
Creek after a short vacation. v
Some poople do not *bellevo*that Fred
_Rn(,_ls_tlie_blggestUiac_lit^ik6.._Tl'at_
is no'reason why thoy should not'read
the Elko news In the Ledger each week
—that- is after they have digested the
Coal'Creek notes,, of course. It might
save them a doctor's bill.
The winners In-; the driving for the
two "model ships constructed , by Jack
Stephenson, of Coal Creek were Stove
Hal) and Fred Varlow. Lucky dogs, especially Steve.       "
A "spotter" is a-bloko'who.lays himself out to catch a man breaking tho
law,, gives information and takes part
of the fine as a reward, Wo are led
to believe there aro two In Coal Creek
watching tho Interests of a few who
are anxious to get tho bost shooting
and fishing into tho hands of thoir, own
class. Wo lmvo no uso for thla species
of animal.
For first class board, clean beds and
soclablo company go to Skllllng's.best
in the Crook7 White union cook,     nd
To-day commences trout fsihlng, So
mind,   you   rod   wloldors,   don't   forgot
tho Laager when you got a good catch,
.  To-day also seos tho Coal .Crook club
% opon their football season. Don't miss
seeing them make a good start agalnsl
Fornio this ovoning at 6 o'clock.
Who attends to tho passongor and
Information dopartmont nl tho C. l\
It. dopot, Fornio? This Is tho latest
»1 uory sent us, Our quoHtlonor, whoso
voracity wo have no reason to doubt,
avors that ho called at the booking- off-
Ico ono ovoning lust wcok "for somo
, pamphlets to guiiJo him In tho purchase
"of tickets to bring hls'wlfo and family
out horo .from tlio old country. Tlio
. place was deserted and aftor waiting
InHldo for somo tlmo not a darned houI
camo noar, Ho called at four o'clock
on a lator day and found tlio same
thliiffl tho plnco wuh opon with no ono
thoro to iiUonfl to business. This tlmo,
howovor, nftor waltliitr awhile a follow
cnmo' In and In a vory unolvil and discourteous inaniioi* doinnndod, to know
tho I'mhIiiuhh ol' the man ho found thoro.
The iminplilntH woro nskod for hut nol
forthcoming. On holim nskod what ho
was thoro for ntul who or whut ho wuh
ojir Inforninnt wiih niiHworod "Oh, Vt\\
tlio operator.' At tho tlmo of wrltliiK
tlu* rmmphletH lmvo not boon obtained,
If tills Ih tho umiul stylo of doing Iiiih*
InoHH nt tills plnco, woll It'H tlmo some-
body knew about. It.
p. Jnalc Huhkc-II and Iluwhli* Htraolmn
loft for tho Nicola Valloy on Saturday
iiinriiliiK. Vou enn hot your hwooI
lifo thnt tlioy got a uronl mnnl off,
.Took PoHtor wum footlmll timet IhIuk
onHundny nnd hnd tho minrortunn tn
collide with nnotlior plnyor, Ho Ih down
wllh n Imdly Injured know,
Tlio I.udK«r In lho p..jn.r around here
Tin* account In tlitu column lam woolc
uf tlio litcldoiil un pay nlulil In n Fornio candy storo linn brou«lit Information of mnny similar occurroncos In the
■mino ntor«. A trap will bo not nt
thler plnco, Anothor proof of It: A
Kuiitltimnn looked un up thin wook with
roforonco to thn nolo about n porn on
Imvlnif I oat a wititli whicn hi*.' <.■■■ii.--.r-
,(! Jjj Ihlii ciilliiiiii hint woi-lt. ITi* "tui"!
found ono n littlo wlillo tmoU nnd wnn
anjrloua to lmvo It rontored lo Its own-
*•**. This U nol tbe t***. we rrtftml
to, Tho pcrnon who found the other
one Id known, Anyone who ban lout
'i .i.*itMi "linntil romniiinli'nti* with tho
pnl Iceman.
Doctor Hunter Imi boen taklnp; a
rent. Doctor Jicsselstoln did duty for
"lilm.
Jim Aldred wa* workliiK In ffo. 19
•.lUtrlcl No, 5 mine or. April 2nd. With
bin partner he wns onifnged Uk'nii a
Iioom off it ear whon lift mined hli
footliiK* Tins bourn -.'Ipi'i'd and cruili-
f<\ M» rlRht hand attain*., a "ntffcror
hrm." lying on tiim H.uutial. IU hud
lite two middle flnf-fur*. ueverely *mai|li-
<*d up,
A home .ilK-licr limn the orAinarj*
w»* takt-tx Inlo No. 17 district No. 5
mino' on •Friday April Mnl. Plndlnn
Ju. wee l.rtnir .■..in. into a plti* *rhti*i
fit. rm.M not hold hl« he-ad ill* oWlrm to
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the lowness of the roof he metaphorically kicked against being taken aiiy
further in.-, All attempts to get him
to go forward-were iii vaiii and it was
sometime' before he could be persuaded to back out. His whim or somebody's want of judgment compelled several diggers to quit work for 'the
shift.
The, quarterly mooting of mombors
of the C . C. I* A. A. was held In the
club hall on Sunday afternoon, when
Mr. Wm. "McFegan presided ovor a
good crowd. *'
Bob Hubberstoy jumped aut ot bed
In a hurry, on Thursday night and ln
his eagerness forgot his bad knee und
came downstairs samo as fathor with
lliu carpet—he slithered down. It wus
sometime before he recovered himself.
The call was from his newly made wife
who liad fortunately, averted what
might have been a serious accident,
whilst attending to an' oil lamp. Always keep cool, Bob.
Tlie sun' of prosperity has not broken
through the clouds at Coal Creek despite ' that new agreement. Over"' 70'
men were thrown idle at No. 9 mine
on Thursday and Friday last week owing to tho closing down .of the Now
Slope district. It is' gratifying; to
know- that some of these have been
started elsewhere In tlio camp.'
Norman-Gre'gson, dry goods salesman
and Clarence MacCauley, bodkkeepor,
severed their long connection with the
Trites-Wood Company here at tho end
of April.
Last summer, we. had a man come
amongst us frequently who did good
business selling estate, lots aiid stocks
ln certain concerns. Just at present
many who bought "'stock In, one of the
last named, are in,, a quandary as to
how they stand. Newspapers give
good reports of its development and
the shares have gone up in value. Some
of the moro dubious realizing that they
had no more than a receipt for money
paid to this man wrote lately to the
registered office of the' company asking why,they had not received share
certificates. It has' transpired that
most of them have never,been registered on the company's share list. -Negotiations with the company are still going on. This is the time of year when
canvassers begin trying „ to get you to
lhA^sry"our"s^'ing^inTillT{ind"s"^f~pf6~
positions. The genuineness of what
Is offered you .is a matter of which"
you ought to b*D thoroughly certain
before you tell yourself that you have
snapped a cinch;, another Important
factor ln the deal Is the genuineness
and  unquestionable  standing  of'    the
canvasser who wants you to deal with
lilm. The ro are honest "men going
around as well as tho other sort, but for
goodness sake don't take the. bait
thrown to you 'before you know for
sure It Is p..>t covering a hook,
Mrs. William*, of tho boar.dlng house
received a telegram on Friday, t • t'nc
effect that her liusMncHinil boon taken suddenly 111 0, Spokane Mrs. Williams mado '01 liaste o rench him.
Annie Skilllng who ln engaged as
typowrltcr ln Fornio paid a,visit to hor
parents at the boarding houso, Conl
Crook  this week. ,
We are deeply sorry to learn that
,11m MacFiirlano Is In tho modlcnl ward
ut Fornio hospital, Jim, wo want co
soo your burly figure buzzing, around
again.
Danny Campboll, who took 111 at tlio
car shops a week or two ago haB gone
to tho pralrlo to rocrult IiIh health.
Ho hopos to Join Bob Tucker,
Arthur De Altroy was ropo riding In
No. 1 mino on Monday afternoon shift
whon lho ropo broke, Ho wns thrown
heavily to tho ground and wns lucky
to OHcnpo with a split Up and an ah-
rased leg.
Our correspondent was personally
shown through' Fovnlo hospital by Doctor Corsan on Saturday morning, mul
can nflsuro all that ovbrythlng ho snw
would moot tho caprices of our most
fnHtldlous hospital critic. Ho herewith
oxtonds his thanks, to Doctor Cormtn
for IiIh UIiuIiiohh and courtesy,
Wo hopo tho Qrowler'H Club, West
Fornio, hnvo succoudbd In getting n wot
nurse to rnlhf the two wmnll hour.-', Wo
fool follollniiH for thom nnd would vo-
commend them to como to Conl Crock
and rout out tho hiiuUoi-h,
Homo chloride of lima or othor powerful nnd destroying •llHlnlVotnnl usod
In and uiounil out prlvloa would,help
thlngN n bit,
Tho mvlalon of tlio voters llHt will
tnko plnco In Fornio on Monday,
Mr. F. X, Hull of Horantoni Invltod
tho Coal crook HtudontH to n mnnkor
In tho club bull on Tui-P'iy uv''nl ior.
About 40 put In nn nppnniniiru, Mr.
I Io) I kiivo u Komi iimiunt of thu pro*
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A. II, Mncdoiiuld, tho IiimI wltnoafi
for tlu* ilofViid"*™ In tlio cam, of Oon-
noll und Hfliitt vh the 0, C. I„ A. A,
wiih put on tlu* Mnnd boforo liln honor
Judgo Wllmm on TuoMlay nnd wiih
undor examination nnd cronn oxnmln-
ntlon for moro Minn throo bourn.'Conn-
nol nddiCHHoil IiIh honor on TliuiHday.
The devlnlon will bo glv-ni within leu
diiyn.
i'orcy Kouili, an old unit* pioviiicml
cnmliilili., hi IM'' ith'ti'li't h< l.vhur hi 'he
nrnnbrnnk hnupltnl HiifforlnK from ho-
voio Injtirloa In an nccldont. Hlnco go-
Ink' In lie ha*. Tcctlved wor.1 «hal he-
Iiiih Iuh'ii ..npiiiilnted provincial chlof
rnnatnhla of Wont Hoot-may In muccoh-
• ion to ri.lcf Ttovoit ' The Irnnv nf
fate.
-, The football team played another
trial match on Saturday between the
A< and B teams, which resulted in a
win for the A side, the score being one
nil. The boys are getting into • fine
form and judging by Saturday's . play
there's no doubt they can safely challenge for the People's Shield with such
good players as McQueene and^Cham-
bers' to strengthen the team of- lust
season. . It comes-'as welcome news
to'all lovers of the game to know that
Ritchie and Mlllett two "of.last year's
best players,-are going,to return to Michel and onco again wear the champion
colors for nnotlior season. Now lt is
up to Foley to return aiid finish one
of tho strongest elevens In Canada.
Your humble a correspondent had a
great take In this week. Whilst on
niy rounds finding' out who was ln
town I called nt the Michel hotel to
look oVer tho register, I camo across
the name of Colonel M. Williamson of
Cork, Ireland, sso the first thought that
entered my head was that there was a
government' official In town 'making
plans for a war defence, so off I goes
tb room-No. C to seek an interview on
behalf of the Ledger and was overjoyed
at the thought of an extra column, but
judge my feelings when I got there
and found lt was only poor old Micky
Williams of tho dump cart fame, who
was out blowing himself.
.A grand ball was held at the Michel
hall on Monday" under the auspices of
the Slavonian society, which turned out
a big'success.     '      ' ,
E. R. ,T. Foster of the Sparwood Lurn-
ber.icompany .was In town on, Sunday.
The I. C. School had another smoker
on Sunday eveniijg at the hall. Mr.
F: ,'H. Holl of Seattle addressed the
students on the advantages of 'the I.
C.'S. '.''■'
Tom Biggs, secretary of the U. M.
W. of A. from Fernie was here on„a
business trip on Monday.
Bill Shnister, employed as brattice-
man, in'the No. 5 mine, met with a
serious accident on Wednesday.
. A public meeting "was held at the
Michel hall on Tuesday for the purpose
of approaching the Coal Company to
build a new hall for the old town. Mr.
Tom Crahan was voted to the chair,
Mr. T. Baker*was appointed secretary.
The chairman in opening' the meeting
said that plans would be drawn up,
for a building with a hall on the
ground flOjor, the slpe to be 40 feet by
100, which would be large enough for
public entertainments, and .^that the
top floor woiild be fitted out for a
lodge room for the different societies.
The estimated cost of-the building was
"given- from™sIx-~to~^seven- tHousari"d~"dol~
lars. A committee' was then appointed, with a representative from each of
the different societies to Interview General Manager Hurd on the subject.
The following are the committee: Mr.
T. Crahan; Knights, Mr. T: Baker, Odd
Fellows, Mr. Stedman; Kiigles, Mr. J.
P. Beynon; Masons, Mr. E. Stewart;
V. M. W. of A., Mr. Tom Harris; Italian
Sick Society, Mr. ,Poto Mancuso; the
meeting.il.en adjourned.
,.Scc»clary A. J. Carter was In town
on Saturday. "■ '
The church pnrado held by the local
Oddfellows on Sunday last was attended by over 40 members, Me.rshulled by
Bro. Goorgo 'Maclcay they left the
lodgo room at 3 p.m'. and marched to
church whoro divine service was administered, An appropriate address,
full of good advice was. delivered .by
tho Rov. S. Cook. Judging by the
richness of tho regalia worn by , this
order It is evident that progress is
their Intention,
Tho King's Business has started off
woll in Mlchol, tho visiting mlssionors
aro the Rovs. Rood ,and Russell, Services aro hold each ovoning at tho
Mothodlst church, which draws largo
congregations, Tho singing of those
beautiful mission hymns Is a treat not
of ton hoard In Mlchol. Sovornl con-
vornlons havo almidy boon mado,
Tho Iocnl lodgo nf'Knglnn met on
.Thursday night whon tho Initiation of
fifteen now brothers took placo,
Tho gront and woll known, boxor
und wrestler Cyclone Kid of Coal Creole
linn now tnkon up Ills ubodo In- Michel,
Ho nt onco upon his arrival Ismind a
challongo to any man iln town at oltlior
of tho two noblo arts. A fow Iocnl
champloiiH have alrcndy como t'orwiird
Including Ilakor and Dragon, nnd ..accepted thc challongo, but tho Kid says
thoy nro not olnsB enough for him to
enter tho ring with, Ilo would llko
to havo u go nt .Jim Hun-own of Colo-
man In tho near futuro.
■A young lady In the Montreal Star
asks for a sure, cure for sea sickness.
"Come to .Elko." ■
T. Cavin of Cranbrook passed through
Elko on Sunday on his way to Maeleod. ■   ' '     '  " \ ,,    '  '
Your neighbor's affairs are nothing,
to speak off.
We boost, smile, hustle and don't
worry.
The fellow that set the verses for the
Tie Hack up never worked in the
woods. Jim Thistl'ebeak felt awful sore
at the way the verses were mixed up
and lines left' out.—(A,wful ■ sorry old
chap, but poetry novor was my long
suit.—Operator.)
They say no matter how much sense
a man has Iig forgets it all when" he
gets  In' a  political  argument.
Tlio mud slide at or near Mqrrlssy
tied up several passenger trains at Elko and gave tho passengers a chance to
get a good clean iip, a good meal and
a littlo look at tho greatest summer resort on the Crows Nest Pass, headquarters for blg'game hunters,'the greatest
water powor In B:,C tho nearest agricultural land to 'the Pittsburg of Canada, the flslierman's.paradlso. It was
a big advertisement for Elko and several lots changed hands. Oh my, oh
my, if wo only had some good live Americans in this- burgh Instead of ■ so
many Mlssourlans and the other half
Canadians, Elko would be a manufacturing .centre, and on,the corners of
tlie prominent business streets beneath
a fruit stand canopy would stand many
of Italy's sun kissed daughters selling
Big Red Apples from 'Roosvllle.
Humor will kill:a multitude of Ills.
Come down to Elko and see the water
falls and the.canyon, Kissing Water
creek and. Charley Kay's Soda Water
fountain.
Deputy Game Warden Campbell Jack
Lewis came in from Black train mountain Wednesday. '.   _     ,     ' 0
The hypocrite is . thc grave robber
of Christian fellowship.
Ontario capitalists were looking over
Roosvllle .this week with a view to
buying. One gentleman' from Blenheim, Ontario, stated that lt was the
best fruit land he had seen in- the
west.' ' "■
In malice be ye-men; but in understanding be men.i.   ■
A large party, of miners from Alberta passed through Elko on their way
to Spokane.
Fred Roo will open up a real estate
office In Elko and will handle nothing
but the best! *
ANDREWS-OSBORNE
A very pretty wedding was* solemnized Tuesday afternoon, April the 20th,
at-   2 o'clock at LaKeview,   the residence of Mr. andllrs. J. Osborne, Grand
Liake, Nova Scotia, when their eldest
daughter Alice Gertrude was married
to Wm. Robert Andrews, son of   the
late Dr. J. Killen Andrews, M. A., of
Belfast, Ireland. ' The ceremony was
performed by the Rev. G. 11. Elliot,
rector of Holy Trinity church,   Stew
vacke, N. S.' in the presence of about
ninety guests.   Promptly at the   appointed hour tho bride entered     the
drawing room, which was beautifully
decorated for tho occasion, on the arm
of her father, who gave her away,   to
the, strains bf Mendelssohn's Wedding
march.   She wore a handsome imported gown of Irish lace over cream taffeta silk beautifully embroidered, witji
this, was worn a long tulle \;eil held In
place with a coronet of orange blossoms.'    She carried a bouquet of bridal
roses and lilies of the valley, her only
ornament being a beautiful gold bracelet, a gift of the groom.  - She was attended by'two bridesmaids; the Misses
Maude and Hilda Osborne, sisters, who
wore directoire gowns of mauve mes-
salineand carried .directoire staffs of
silver with bunches of violets,     the
groom's present to them being beautiful pearl rings.   .The groom was supported by Mr.  H.  E.  Smith of Bermuda.    After the ceremony a reception was held at Lakeview, after which
th'e happy'couple left for Boston, and
New York,- where .they will spend, a
few month's.   . On their return   they
will reside in Fernie, where the groom
is well known: The bride travelled, in
a beautiful green broadcloth suit, the
tailored coat   opening over a cream
lace blouse and green ha.t to match.
The presents were numerous and costly* u    '    ,
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mnvlnir In, Mr. Ibiri'v oinmlit Ih liulld*
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thin mi in iiiiM*. Thi.* Ui'imt N'orthorii In*
ti'iulH mnvlnir tlinlr Million  Into town,
.,:.:/.. »:'.'. : >< n ,,.-.!..'- v
anil thf>y will lm vn nn lucent, nml It'H
Hiifo tn Miiy tlmt tho cninpruiy will
mako monoy by tlii* nmvo, Tlio two
Uvorv linrnti nrn liuylnir now riff"
nml linr-**-**. unit imtllm** prlcoN down
to rmuon nml .tho Ntnro*. nro luilbllim
IjIk addition* and liicrt'imlnit* tliolr
dHH'HH, 'J'lio boli-'iN liln iuh'Wi. Ui Mi*
MhlnKl***' nml ovcrj'tlilnit IooIih lu'iuitl*
ful nml the roaro itro flyluir liltrli, ami
It Ih mini a QihI'm IiIommIiiic thoy can't
Atop a mnn from tlilnklnK In 11, C,
yot.
On nccnunt of tli" InillniioMlilon of
MIdm MrHhnno, our n»H poo toil nml imp*,
iiliiv ifin-tmr. l-.llaiiai ninil tciiinio ni
Iwirnln/r linn liccn rlimfil but Will In*
ninnlnif full  Mni' n.*\f ^■•••••U,
Itfifliori tin* KIhk nf Chrifnlntb OJpii-
er», waa in V.\ht\ Humlav with n bpvy
of nr»c<* »n«l lirttuty frmix I-Vrnl*1.
T'iIk Thilm1*r «ni1 Orlnnly Vnte ceme
in from -Houth Fork Haturilfiy with a
fin* hunch of lynr, mountain lion »tnl
two J«ck raliblta.
BAYNES J
* irkaikk&kkkkkkkkkkitkkkkkkk
_ L|ttle Marguerite Griffith entertaln-
etl twenty-five*"' young friends 'lust
Saturday, the occasion being her fifth
birthday. '. The afternoon was spent
in' children's games after, which the
guests were ushered'out to the dining
room (where dainty ^refreshments. were
served. The birthday cake, was beautifully decorated and Its fbve tiny
candles signified the age of the little
hostess whom wo' all hope will have
many happy birthdays.
Miss Julia. Streeter came up from
Blkmouth on Saturday morning and
expects to spend the summer at Bnynes
Lake.
Mr, Hugh McMillan was severely Injured Saturday! while attending to his
duty as sottor at tho Ross Saskatoon
mill, but Is able to bo around.again at
this writing.
Mr. J.' D. Aye made a business trip
to Eureka this week. .
Mr. Agnuo drove down "Monday for-
his daughter Amy, wlio hns boon spondlng a few days with hor littlo friend,
Marguerlto Griffith.
,Mr.- W, S, Stanley's Uaynes friends
wero glad ,to greet him as ho passed
through Tuesday on his way from Vancouver.
Wo regret to learn,that Mr, Will
Frost mot wllh a vory serious accident
In an ■ automobile wreck last Monday
resulting In a fractured hip.
Mrs. .Too Hohh enlortalnofl lho wlilsl
club at hor plonsant homo' In I,owor
Waldo on Wednesday afternoon. Thc
iiullos report a vory pli*iwunt aftornoon,
Mr. MoWllllams and Mr, Anson Front
camo up from Montana Wednesday
inornlnff on IiuhImohh. '
Mrs. Poter nnckH roportH n hatch of
80 per'cent from bor two hundred ogii
Incubator,
Tho Adolph Lumbor compnny Iiiih p
largo, forco of men nnd nlno toaniH at
work on tho Kootonay Jllvor lnnil Co.
Irrigating ditch this wook and Mr.
PtiHoM roportH flno i>rogn»nH on Ho
dnm, ,,
Mrs, H, Wolf on ino down from Oi'.in*
brook on WodnoHilny to purohnHo lumbor for tho cfrootlmt nf a now bou«o nn
hor tract,
K. '•'. Oulbo of Mod lei no lliit. wlillo
fuedlnu tho plnnor itl tlio IIomh .'-'iisl'n*
toon mill Iiihi Monday, won caught In
tho  pulloy anil .IliMlniitly  killed,
Mi'H, A. K, Inghiim of HIii'i'P Munn*
tiiln, H'lont Frl-lny with Mm. rotor
IliiokH,
Mr, .1. l.i'ivlH, gnmo wni'ilon for UiIh
dlmi'lct Iiun Iii-cii In tlitn vicinity for ho*
vornl rtnyn,
Mr. W. Ii. Orlfflili nnd tin* Kunii-
nny It Ivor l.nnd rumpiiny lmvo io<*i.iiily
ptireluiHoil now i'uiihI'imiim,
(Continued from page four)  ■  **
selfish enough to yield to the laziness
implied in their submitting to such
undemocratic practices.
TKls_m"eansr^"o"ysrtMarthe_tKlHvg~t(r
do.is to attend every meeting of your
local, and' be ready to "take a manly
part in its discussions and to boldly
suggest or cheerfully volunteer to help
out any idea or move that from' time
to.time may appear to be possible of
execution for the benefit of tho working class. State your grievances, if you
thlnlc you have any, frankly and openly on the floor of your union, rather
than on the, public street. Make the
follow who "blats" on. the street come
to the front ln the local and "say It to
his face." Read your paper and criticize It, for criticism will certainly do
the papor good and may do you good.
And, finally, get into tho habit of considering yourself disgraced/ If while
you yourself havo got a job you fall
to pay up your assessments on behalf
of tlio fellow who is out of a job by
wny of showing his loyalty to tho union principle which hns got you good
pay for your job—pay which will certainly bo cut down permanently^to u
far greater oxtent thnn tho assessment
amounts to, If, through your neglect
and selfishness, the union cause should
go to pieces.
Eastertide Luxuries
Comprising-the very best and
purest in food products thnt
the grocery fruit and confectionery trade can supply, are
to he had in the utmost profusion. Whether yon have
only a little family "feast, or
an elaborate banquet to celebrate Easter, it will be greatly to your interest, as well as
convenience to see our stock
iind examine our goods and
prices as both are sure tb interest you. There's a reason
why you can always depend
on getting the ..best value for
youy money at
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Keep nwny from Nicola as
thoro nro too many mon thoro
now, and tho market Is ovor-
crowdod,
Middleman Gets
Rake-off
VANCOUVER,    April 27.—A wool
iii)   Cii.•..'•.(.•,• njliuttuic  li I a/'/uni;.-, tu  iu-
cixic forty ftmmvi> mlloa of nrtrlHiltuvi*,*.
latnlH In tlm FrnnolH l.nlto (llntrlct In
Northorn llrltlHh Columbia, and colon*
Uo tho tract with Kuitltiig from Dw
Mldillo StutcH. Im rupreHemntlvu Ih
II. A. Lake or Seattle.
Ho riijiroKi'.nk it mm vi'mrh iiiih
made n specialty pf locntliiR Americans
In tho prnlrlo province-*. ltd ruccohh
thoro prompted It to nuikn n Mlmilnr
oxporlniont in Ilrltlhli Columbia. From
Information ho bat rocolvod ho In convinced thnt Northorn llrltlsh Columbia
offerx oxcepllonal iviUunUKti* In Dw
way ot ranching nnd mix*!-) larmliiK, j
while thc winter climate lu dcuu'Iucd,
at beliii,' wry inod.-niU*. j
Tho nyndlrntn ban a wnllltiK lint of \
novcrnl hundred [n-oplf* who Aro do-;
nlrous of locat'iiR* aomewrtfirc in the!
vicinity of thi* (JmihI Tnink Pacific i
Hallway. J
Fernie Opera House
0. L. TASCHKRAU, MANAGE*'
UP TO OATH
Moving
Picture
Show
Special Suit Sale
Owinu; to make room for Wash Suits
Topper 30 nt n grently reduced price being
iiiiulo in Ihe latest..Now York styles and have
tlio corrccl lit and appearance
Gorman Lace mil Linen Centre Picri's, in il
Dresser Scarl's, I-JnftHCori'i'H, Vivo o'clock. Tea
Cloths, Lunch Cloths*, Tniy Clntlis, and Doilies
will bu solh at,
Half Price on Monday
A few Lunch Cloths, NtiilVt Covers,*; Centre
Pieces, Photo Frames, Ten Cosies, Handkerchief Hnrhots titiunpcil for Embroidery, made
In n nice ('iiiilily of linen and will he sold al far
below ordinary prices
Inspection is   Invited
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i PAGE SIX
THE  DISTRICT LEDGER,  FERNIE,    B:C.MAY 1 1909
Ui   Pi   Ri
MAGNATES
"ASKS FOR MORE"
Another Big Water Power Filched From.
The People-How Long, 0 Lord
How Long Wilt Thou
MONTREAL, April 27—Sir William
C. Van'Home has returned from
Fredericton N. B. and will leave this
afternoon for England, where lie will
endeavor to interest financial men in n.
project, which if carried out, will entail the erection of the largest paper
mill in the Dominion and will'.give employment to upwards of 20)000 people .
Sir 'William is interested in the development of the Grand Falls water
power. He was one of those interested in ihe original company for the development of the great water power,
and still has "sanguine hopes that his
company will yet be in control of .the
water power there. The original project in which the late Senator Proctor
was very active, was postponed owing
to the financial depression of two
years ago.
In the present scheme which will
involve the expenditure of seven million dollars, to erect a vast paper plant,
are associated Mr. Williaf Mackenzie
of Toronto, and Mr. Underwood, vice-
president of the National Paper company together with many of those associated with Sir AVilliam in the Lau-
rentide Company at Grand Here, Quebec. **
EVIDENCE IS NOW
All IN—WHAT .NEXT
Continuing the evidence of Lockhart
from last week:
Taylor: That $250 appearing on.'page
20 and on 22, was It ever paid over to
you? •  . o
Lockhart: lt was not paid over to
me. „ All the cash sales were turned
ovor to me, by Webb. "Webb wrote out
a receipt and 1 signed lt.
Taylor: Look at receipts which are
marked exhibit-11.
Lockhart: Looking at' these receipts,
I rind that every receipt which 1 gave
■\Vebb, with the exception of the ?24
odd was made out by Webb, and that
Webb tuok a receipt when passing money 'over to me.
Taylor: Those receipts were taken
from Webb's left pocket in this court
room.
Lockhart maintained"'that he did not
remember turning this over. lie, Lockhart, was under thc impression that
Carlisle was hard hit by the fire, and 1
told Shanley that he had no business
to sell him such a large amount of
goods.
In reply to a question he said Eckstein was a persecutor and not a prosecutor. He sent the cheque over, to the
, bank to ,be marked which was done so
by the bank, and lie could not remember what was.done with lt after.
■ -Taylor: The cheque is on the Bank of
Hamilton. Can you think of any reason  why  you needed cash?
Lockhart  said  that" at  that  time  he
:' was'  cashing a considerable number of
pay   cheues    for    men  employed    on  hart.      They  came  out  congratulating
Eckstein: Would this be a proper en
try*
ed payment on certain days, He made
out several cheques that were,not fully
signed and he cashed a- them several
times for Charlie Fyfe without full signature, and this was ono. Charlie Fyfe
required this to send to Winnipeg. He
could not remember . this', that the
cheque was not fully signed and therefore could not be sent to Winnipeg, and
as Charlie FyCe had used them right,
it was upoto him (Lockhart) to cash ,lt
for him1,1 which he did, and turned it
over to Webb. This cheque and the
Lane cheque, as far as he was'concern-
ed, were part of tiie cash turned over
to Webb.
Taylor: With regard to the Mary
Lamb  cheque,  exhibit  31.
Lockhart: May was wanting her1 monoy and her month was up, and I told
Webb to make out voucher and put
Mary Lamb on lt. May refused to sign
the voucher anything but May*, and I
told her she could not get the cheque
unless she signed lier name Mary. He
told her also that he would not cash
the cheque if she would not sign her
name Mary. It was a bit of fun and
did not take long. May endorsed the
cheque Mary and he paid her the money
and Webb was present when he paid
her. • Shanley was not present when
he paid it, and it was an absolute lie
that .Shanley cashed it. It was one of
the cheques he passed over to Webb.
Lockhart continued .that he went to see
May Lamb last Friday to confirm his
story and he took Mr. Fisher with him,
and was pleased that he did. He saw
her in Cree & Moffatt's office where she
was engaged as stenographer. Mr. Fisher spoke to her and said he wanted to
find out about a cheque, her first salary cheque, and asked her if she remembered the fun they had over the
signing of the voucher, and the endorsing of thc cheque. She said that she
did.
Mr. Fisher also asked her if she got
cash  from Lockhart on endorsing    the
cheque/and she said that she remem- „~-  ■;.-—.-,—■, -------      .„,,.-„..„ ,. , - ,  -,
bored  getting   the   money- from   Lock-^be Carlisle cheque of ?122d0. if he had
Lockhart said he certainly thought
so.
Eckstein: .When were " these books
written up?
. Lockhart: They were written up prior
to the time"! gave over, parti',' on the
9th and partly on the 10th, he was not
sure.
Eckstein: WTould It not have beon
quite as easy notwithstanding the circumstances to have made entries on
books as on paper?
Lockhart: No; I did not have any
books.
Eckstein: Was it not within your power to have obtained all books you required, say within a week after the
fire?     •
Lockhart:"It was not within my power under the circumstances under
which 1 was working to have obtained
books within, a week. t Had it been
exteremely necessary it would have
been within his power to get books.
Eckstein: Do you not think it would
have been an important thing to enter
up cash?
Lockhart: Yes. Every item of cash
was kept and every record was kept
complete.  -
Eckstein: Do you mean to tell us
that you were so hard pressed with
work that you could not find time to
enter upon books?
Lockhart: The committee thoroughly
appreciated my work, and also appreciated my duty and the circumstances
1 was working under.
Asked what Webb had to do with ,the
books-when he was secretary, Lockhart
replied that AVebb kept the ledger. After more questions he was asked about
page 20.
He said bo entered lt up for Webb,
as Webb did not understand the system
which they were running, and he entered them In from his dictation. He also
wrote $145S3.92 .cheques outstanding.
Eckstein: "Sou hear Boulton say that
it was ho who showed Webb how to
run the cash  book?
Lockhart said that was not what he
had said exactly. He heard Boulton
say that he had to change the system
of keeping cash book, and tblspage*20
was totalled up, instead of those items
being rewritten with total of $11142.28
should have been carried forward to
page 22, but Webb instead,,of carrying
total forward rewrote the items which
made carrying forward of the total unnecessary. This is certainly shown
by the fact that they were erased out
in blue pencil.
Eckstein: Is there any Item on page
20 a sample Item?
Lockhart: No, not to bis ldea..v
Eckstein asked how Boulton came to
make out total of $11142.28 and O. K.
it, Lockhart said 'that that total was
never made out and initialed ln his
time.
Eckstein asked If Boulton ' audited
the books on his outgoing and Webb's
taking over.
Lockhart said he did not make the
audit of the books on the 10th, ■ they
were audited on September 30th and
found correct.
Eckstein: Did you not think it necessary to . have the audit on going' out
of office?
Lockhart: He checked my cash on going out of office which was turned over
to Webb.
Eckstein: How did he O. K. your
cash balance?
Lockhart said he could not tell, but
he could tell if all documents were produced.   ■•
Eckstein: Why did you leave items
on slips' of paper instead of writing
them in books?   ...
Lockhart: It was utterly impossible
for me to write everything in a cash
book.
Eckstein: You*stated yesterday that
you did not receive  the $250  for cash
Lockhart: Webb said he' received receipts for all Items but that, and he
(Lockhart) denied knowledge of this
$250' before receipts were produced.
Eckstein here took Lockhart through
all the figures at great length. Lockhart emphatically denied ever having
touched one cent of the $900. Lockhart said in his evidence that he would
be willing to assume responsibility* for
People'^ Timber
Capitals' Spoil
PORTLAND. Ore. April 27—W;- S.
Cone of Bay City, Ore., announced that
a party of New York and San Francisco capitalists have purchased". the
timber holdings of Col. AV. Greene in
Mexico for $32,000,000. ,
The tract that, has 3ust changed
hands is sixty miles wide by one hundred and twenty miles long. It lies
just south of the international boundary line in the state of Chihuahua.,
Three railroad lines are already being extended into the tract by Colonel
Greene's companies and three immense lumber mills erected, The purchasing' syndicate has acquired , the
railroads and mills and now has .a
millwright at El Paso looking over the
available sites for the erection of a
great mill.    -■
It is announced that by 1911 the
hew company will be prepared to put
out lumber at the rate of 30,000,000 ft.
a year.
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I'llOULl^M OF METHOD STILL
CAUSING TUOUIILE
building. The men were, paid by lndi
■vlilual cheque and this entailed a considerable amount of work for him, and
he spoke to the committee about it.
They resolved that in future all .pay
-"should" be=drawi"r-in==iump=sum=and=take-_
vouchers for it.
Taylor wanted him" to state with respect to the turning over to.AVebb, if
there was any money received by Lockhart on account of trust fund, withheld
when turning same over.
Lockhart: Only in this way. I cashed
my own cheque of $3 25, and turned over the cheque. Outside of that not two
cents,
Taylor: I want you to state as to page
20 of the cash book which is scored out
in blue and red pencil. AVhen was it
written in and under what circumstances?
Lockhart: It was written in Uie next
, day after  tho money  was  turned  ovor
to AVebb, which would be the morning
of the Ilth.     It was some timo before
.noon,
Taylor: How ninny of these items
were actually received by you and then
turned over to AVebb? '  '
Loekliart: I do not know, AVebb said
he was not used to a ciihIi book system,
tho way mine, was. I wroto in what
items he had boforo him and started it
I'or AVebb, and I took tho ledger and
told lilm what accounts to open ln tbo
ledger and guvo him a,general Idea of
the books, I saw that AVebb did not
know anything abouMho book keeping
proposition. 1'ago 20 was simply the
starting of a pngu, to show Webb how
to got nlong, Lockhart said ho knew
tho Mrs, Lane chci'uo for $2B, in response lo (-ui'Htlun by Taylor, who thon
iifikfil 111 in to explain lo his worwhlp
all iilidiil thlH 'iiu'Lleiiliir cheque.
Lockhart snld ho gut ui'dom from tlio
committee./to give .Mrs, Linio $25, Hho
waw anxloiiH io got away ln a hurry.
Lawo and Hshor woro acting fur hc'r
and hIio wanted to go to Cowley, .Alta.
She wnntod fliiiO, but llm ftommlttt-o
cmilil not si.n their wny clear niul wanted to conipnirnlau anil guvi- her $25, Ilo
wim Inlil tu limkc nut a eliequo for that,
amount uij Alls, Luno wiih dowlnum of
going out nn that. iivi*nlng'H train, Ills
own signature being the only ono on
tho choline she could not cash It at llio
bunk, hii lie wished It, gut lier to endorse It, und turned It In, Mo found
Hint It wiih ilnpoHlleil by Webb nnd Ihe
voucher unit voucliur receipt tinted on
Sept em lier 9, It wuh iloponlleil by Webb
on the 17th, Tho cheque wan exhibit IIR
mul ihe viiuclii'i* wiih attached.
Tnylor I'untlinilng: Turn In nnotlior
c!lii.i-uu I'm' $fil.S(i, iliileil September IM li
I'luliirHi'il by Webb, entered on thn do-
piiHlt Hllp Hciitomlier 1", Htdlillieil "Ho-
reived imyiuent September lilh, (}. V,
J',,"     What do you know about thlH?
L'.i-klmi't mild llio rj. I'. It. Ind J.ill-
ed tliem nbout not paying their H'iiiih-
porliitliin t'liequeH on time, Ihey ivqiilr-
themselves that they had secured a
good witness.
Taylor: Do you remember the Paul
Kutzen cheque, which was a G. N.
cheque?
this' one. He-handled a great number
of G. N. pay,cheques, and they used to
cash them, and lt is possible he might
have had this one, and he might not
liave.had it. He did not distinctly remember this one as being one that ho
cashed. AVIth regard to the $75 <jn
the deposit slip of tho 17th of September, not Identified. It has been utterly
Impossible to get information regarding this. The bank gave them credit
for It'and It was now all right
Taylor asked him if he had anything
moro to say.
Lockhart said that Eckstein says It Is
a vory peculiar way of turning over
cash, but he would like to ask Mr. Eckstein If'ho knew of any other way. He
had worked for tho Trites-Wood company for a number of years and he had
never seen anyone do anything different. ■
The cross examination was- now proceeded  with  by Mr.   Eckstein,
Cross examined by Eckstein, Lockhart said he first hoard of the shortage
from Pedlar In Toronto, and ho wired
Horchmor and lloulton. Ho asked VJoul-
ton to see Hardliner nnd to find out
what was tho matter, If nny.
Eckstein: Did you write to Herchmer
upon tho nintter?
Ho replied that ho did not think ho
did. After this ho received a loiter
from Ik-rclimur on an entirely different subject and ho wroto lo Jiorcbmor
on that subject. He told Jlerchmnr
thnt ho wns going tu .Moncton, N. U.
for a fow dnyw. Ho was getting on tho
evening train with his brother when
this1 matter cropped up, Ho had IiIh
baggage cheeked for Pernio nnd a-ticket In His pnekol for Ferule at the time
ho was nriTHtcd at Moncton, N.' II, Ho
eiiniii back nt 11Ih own re'imiHt, and he
pnld a man to como to Winnipeg and
also paid IiIh faro back, .Ho travelled
from AVinnlpeg lo Fernio without, having anyone In chnrgo of lilm.
KclcHtoln: You aro a book keeper nro
you nut?
Lockhart: Yhh.
lOckHteln: Uuw mnny years oxperl-
enee have you had its hudIi?
About  12 or 111,
. lOckHteln! Ami you havo occupied re-
HpOllHllllO   pOHlllOllH?
Ilo hnd been with tho 'I'rltoH-AVuod
Co,, and tliolr IniHlmiHH In ono of lho
largest retail otorcH In tlio province,
and lm kept the cash ovory time,
ErlcHleln wanted to know thn reason
why Lofiklmrt entered $2fi00 Instead nf
$:ir,ofl.
I.ockhrirt Hiiid In entering Cnlgnry ho
entered %'tnnn ntul Inteniled filtering n
eruHH Item for $900 which would havo
Hinmrml IIiIh.
to. He also said tbat AVebb and Shan-
lev were lying in their evidence.
Lockhart also said that he did. not
think that Webb touched the $900 and
also gave lt as his opinion that he did
not think AVebb had ever drawn a draft
=befOEe=he=w.ent=into=the=relief ufficC:;
With regard to the'Lamb-cheque about
which there has been so much talk we
produce-the. evidence-.as^glveR by Lockhart:
Eckstein: In regard to the Mary Lamb
cheque, it is most essential, Is it not
for you lo prove that you cashed that
cheque?        '.,'.'
Lockhart: It is not-an absolute fact
but lt would strengthen our case materially If wo could prove that lt was cashed by me, ,
Eckstein: Is lt not necessary that-
you should prove that both May Lamb,
Shnnley and AVebb are in fault? Can
vou tell me any reason why May Lamb
should tell you that you cashed tho
cheque, and then five minutes* after
should tell mo that Shanley cashed her
cheque.
Lockhart: No, I expect her to tell the
truth, and I havo a witness who will
swear that she said that lt was I who
citRhed hor cheque.
Eckstein asked him why bo did not
keop a copy of tho balance sheet at the
time bo turned the office over to Webb,
Ilo said that had ho known things
wero going to turn out as thoy did, ho
certainly would havo done ho but it was
tho proper thing to get It signed by
himself, Wobb and the auditor to leuvo
It tn offlco for filing.
Mr. FlBlior sworn, said ho was n
member of tlio firm of Lawo & Fisher,'
one of tha counsels In this enso, On
Friday las tho wont to Creo St Moffatt's
office lo sen Miss Lamb with reference
to her cheque of $00. I aslyd her-If
shn would object to talking to lawyers
nnd she snld no. 1 nskod hor If she
remembered tho littlo joke nbout Mnry
nnd' Mny nnd tbo endorsing of cheque,
nml tho paymont on endorsing by Lock-
Sli'o snid-Hint Lockhart gavo her tlio
monev for tbo cheque anil that. Hho en-
dorHod" tho cheque Mnry and that It
wns nil done at the same tlmo.
Tlilh completed tho oviilcnco In thn
caso,
i*— 	
WHOOPING COUGH
"In February our daughter hud lho
whoopin-*** cough, Mr Lnno of Ilnrtlnnrt
recommended Chamboi'laln'H Cough
Iloniody mul mild II Rftve hlfl cimtoni*
oca tho host of satisfaction. Wo
found It ns ho mild,' and can recommend It to anyone having children troubled wllh whooping cough," sayH Mi*h,
A. ChiHK of Dimtml, Mich, For milo hy
all driigglHtH, ,
SPOKANE, April 21—Richerd Krue-
ger, state secretary of the Socialist
pjirty and its oiily paid executive officer, following frequent clashes ' between the insurgents and the regulars
who watched the proceedings at Seattle last Sunday, was removed from
office by the state committee of 15,
and 'C. L. Waynick of Bellingham,
was appointed secretary pro tern. The
committee ordered a referendum of
tho entire party on whether Its action
in, removing Mr. Krueger should be
sustained.   ,
Arthur Jensen, reporting that Mr.
Krueger was ill, acted in his place and
J. A. McCorkie appeared as counsel
to defend Mr. Krueger on .a charge
of Incompetency, Avhich had been
brought against him by local Everett,
aud t pproved by; local Tacoma, Puynll-
up, Sedro-AVoolley, Outlook, Spokane
and Mount Vernon. AVhlle the discussion regarding Secretary Krueger
was being held members of the state
committee claimed that he had refused or neglected to answer communications or to place^ matters before the
committee on request. The,., vote to
remove Mr. Krueger stood 7to 6, two
of the members of the committee being absent. Arthur Jensen was nominated In opposition to Mr. Waynick
for secretary and received seven out
of the 12 votes cast.'   j-    •
As a result of Avhat they, regard as
a victory in ousting Secretary Krueger, the insurgents'announced a picnic
at- Pleasant" Beach for international
May day, Sunday May 2..
Honolulu *'
Australia
New Zealand
Are' you contemplating a trip to
CALIFORNIA
Or any Pacific Coast Point?
Or is It a trip to
Winnipeg Detroit,..
St. Paul Toronto .'
Chicago Montreal
Boston New York
Or. any European point'thought of.
Tho line Is equipped with unexcelled first class cloaches, tourist und
standard sleepers, and > dining cars;
coupled with safety, speed and comfort.   ' '
For folders and completo Information apply, to', R. Reading, Agent,'Fernie.
J. E. Proctor,
Districc Passenger,Agt
Calgary, Alta.  .
DR. WRIGLESWORTH, D. D. S. ,
DENTIST.'
Now ** doing business at the Johnson-
Faulkner Block. Oifice hours 9-12.30
1.30-6.     ... " 7
rernie
B. C.
W. R. Ross K.C.     J.S.T. Alexander,
ROSS & ALEXANDER
i  Barristers and Solicitors.
Fernie, B. C.
Canada.
L. P. ECKSTEIN.
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR.
FERNIE,  B. C.
F. C. Lawe
Alex. I. Fisher
Heuben,_Reuben,_Iive-beenJ;hinking_
"fl hat a grand world this would be
If.the darned thick pated voters
Had only brains enough to see.
'„    —National Rip Saw.
NOTICB •*' *
IN THB matter of an application for
the Issue of a duplicate certificate of
Title for Lot 3 Block "2 of lot 54r,5
Group ono Kootenay, district (Map
735.) .,
NOTICE is hereby' given . that it is
my intention to issii'e at tho oxplratlon
of one month after the first publication hereof a dupllcae of tho Certificate
of Titlo to,tho above mentioned'lot tn
tho name of Edoi-i,Harper which certificate Is dated tho 10th of March 1000,
and numbered 7-I95A.
II,, U. JORAND,     ■
'   District Registrar
Ap 24—It
NOTICB u
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
(30)  days after date I Intend»,to apply
to' the  Hon.  Chief   'Commissioner    of
Lands and Works for a license to prospect  for  coal   and  petroleum    on   the
following   described   lands,, situate   In
South  East  Kootenay,  British, Columbia, Block 4693, commencing at a post
planted'" at or near 2 mile east of the
30  mile post of the, present C.  P.   R.
surveyed line a.nd being tbe north east
corner  of  AV.   ' J.     Pearson's  ' claim;
thence running south SO chains; thence
running west  80  chains;   thence  running north  SO  chains;  thence" running
east-80  chains  to  the  point*, of ,,commencement making 640 acres more  or
less.   . ....'■
.Located this.7th day of April, 1909.
NATHANIEC^ABCOCKn^ent"
W.  J.  PEARSON, LOCATOR..
LAWE & FISHER
, ATTORNEYS
Fernie, B. C.
M
DR. J. BARBER, DENTIST      '
Office Henderson Block, Fernie B.C.
• Hours 9 to 1; 2 to 5; 6 to 8.
Residence 21 Victoria Ave.
W. A. CONNELL '
Pioneer Builder and Contractor of
Fernie
*• ESTIMATES FURNISHED
WHO SAID  FIRE ?
W  did.   We are firing.away at the
old business
CREE & MOFFATT
THE FERNIE
LUMBER GO.
A. McDougall, Mgr.   \
\x
••' ■        '_ ,. /
Manufacturers of and Dealers in all kinds of Rough
and Dressed Lumber
**•*>—  	
Send us your orders
E. A. Kummer
I... O. Kummer-
KUMMER BROS-,
Estimates Furnished
FIBRE PLASTER KEPT IN STOCK
KENNEDY & MANGAN
Lumber  Dealer
All kinds of rough and dressed lumber
NOTICE
I'
. NOTICE Is hereliy given that.'thirty
(30) days after dato-1, Intend to, apply
to'the'Hon. Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a license to prospect for. coal and petroleum on the
following described lands, situate In
South East. Kootenay, British Columbia, Block 4593, commencing at a post
planted at or near.3 mile east of iho
29 mile post of the present C. P. R.
surveyed line, and being tho northwest corner of *W'. H. Darby's claim,
and markod tho north wost corner of
"W. H. Darby's claim; 'thenco running
cast SO chains; thenco running south
80 chains; thonco running* wost SO
chains; thonco running north 80 chains
to tho point of commencement, making 0*10 acres moro or loss' ' '*
'Located this 7th day of April, 190*),
NATHANIRL BABCOCK, Agent
W. II. DAUBY, Locator	
Victoria. Ave
North Fernie
ramMSAVED His Hand!
WORKING men and womon throughout tho Dominion find that
Zam-Buk la tho (Jroatoat boon tlioy oan havo as a hoalor
of accidental outs, burns, and brulBOt,. as woll as skin dlseauoB.
Mr. H. 0. Purchase, oonduotor on tho Toronto Street Railway,
tolls how this groat herbal balm bonefltod him whon ho mot
with his aooldont.
DANCERS OF NECU0TINQ
A 80RE.
NEVER Twf>ct ft cut or torft,
iiciwu.Bi Mi.iui i\ ruiij 1i)h«im,
Mr*. II. K, l'«<lwell, ol 3)7, l'tovcn*
chef Av«nu«, HI. |tonlf«cn,Wlr.i,i|>«g,
Iik! a tm-.ll mrn on tha tecn-iil fintter
of her left hnnil. Shn ihouuht It
would gel right uniaiildl, hut it iluln't,
loileiad, l,lood-|-ol«)iiiiiK -**-•( in. Kh«
tn.)*:—* I lh«n tried i-nuliicm nnd
•n onliiury in-lvri.  TheM. however,
(l.J «,'.*. I'.AlC  aH". alftifl'l   ''**■•' a,  lH'!,
M tho fitiKt-r Imcur. tn U-tu-t, I h.vl to
tub in n, doctor, who l.ine*<! ll.
l)t<k)«in i'i» on-, liii-tuvB.. il »k*.i. ftkltteu. an-,
.li*! t-wtiiH-'it-., JininilHili,, (UN, oiIkt •■rt'iiir'.tifjri*.
which tlii) doctor r,*»vo ttxr ute-neil •.biofutr,'/ tln*M*
,r. hrinc* Bt»-...t ,v,y Ttfliff. We wero fold of » «*•»*
limi!>if in my own in whith Zam-I.i'k h*A eftected
st cur** wlitii "iv*-ryt!iiHK *!«1 h.vl fail«d; ■nd *te,
llu-rt-foru, i!.'i..(M to kivb 7.irn.|tnk ft triM, ll only
mi-Oti) u it* i?.)i> t--> tSf/w .*>* ni*t!vn *» 0"»
nep. Tlie l.l«nv!-iii.iwMilr« nml inflamr-iaJi'j*. »«r«
mtuc*'), *nt\ xti* |Min a4*>a.-4.m* Uu M-aila. li.
■aindKr thr*** wfe"** from htn eommwe.*'.*' wi'.l-
***«m*Ui.k ll"- finK-ir wot O.HU" •.ci-.m. *•*■■.«.,"
"" '**lBTi1'flH*J*uKKI
Tho ti'oltoy polo of I1I1 oar slipped of?
the live wire, and the rope wm caught
!;. tU sisr.iirii. Pv.rtV.-5-* \xM or* ti
th#i rnrn-i until hit hand wai pulled up
to the top of the ear. There It wai
held, and the rope, pulled ihrougli hU
fln-Jei-s by the foreo of tho ntovlD** car,
tore and lacerated to a allocking eitent
three flngen, tearing teveral pieces of
field completely away. Zam-Uuk wai
applied, atx*. eaMd Vr.e t>t..ki tx.vj
qulokly. Writing to thli effect, Mr.
PurchaM layi 1-
" I had pr'ivlouily had eiperlenee of
the healing power of Zam-Buk, and tha
way It toothei euti and Injuries. I,
therefore, bound the fingeri In Zam-Buk,
and It wu mott gratifying the way In
which thli balm loathed the pnln. Two
dayi after the Occident tho woundi
were eloied, and new ikln wai begin**
ntntf to fnrm over the top. Bach day
I droned tha woundi with Zam-Buk.
and I txia uow batit u^ulix At work wltb
the hand ai lound ai ever. To look at
It you would never know it had been
10 terribly torn and lacerated.
111 do not think thero li anything to
equal Zam-Buk a« a healer of ikln
tnttiKt*,* nnd rllmtM."
WKAT YOU Vh*3ULD UH XAH-BUK FOR.
SUtinulluh curu pimpl**, ehta-e'tvMUme,
turn., cut: />(/#•*, fultritti uUtr* ami tor**,
bloml-hiiumtttt. tait rhium, bralri* Utk.
r/ftjlrorm,   Iuul   Ut,   diffteff  f»*l*M,   oM
XOTICI3
NOTICE is hero'hy Rlvon that* thirty
(,,0)'ilnyn aftor date 1 Intend lo apply
1.0 tho lion. Clilof CommlHHlonor of
Lands and Works for a liconBo to iirofl-
pecl for conl and petroleum on the*.
follo-\Ylnfi- doHcrlhod lands, Hltualo In
•South Enst Kootenay;* British Colunir
hia, Block ITiOa commencing at a, post
planted nt or noar.3 Milo onHl of lho Hil
milo poHt of tho prosont C, P, H, surveyed lino and holn« tho.Boulh wost
cornor of Mi-h, M, O. Darhy's olnlm,
it'll(1 marked tho couth west covnor of
MN*. M. O, Dat'hy'n claim, thoifcn run-
nliiK cast 80 olniitiH, thonco running
north 80 chains! thonoo running wont
SO chains; thonco runnlni*; south 80
chnlns to tho point of cnmmoncoinoiit,
inalclntf 010 acres moro or loss,
Located this 7th day of April, 1000,
NATHAN1I0L BAUCOCK, A (tout
Mrs,  M.  O.   DABBY,  Locator,
a=
XOT.IOM
NOTICI'* Is horchy erlvon thnt thirty
CIO) diiyn oficr tliilo I Intend to apply
to tin. lion, Clilof Commissioner of
LnnrtH and Wnrlcu for a Hcuiiho to jivoh-
pool for conl nml pntrolmim .on llio
followhiK di'Hfi'lliixl InnilH, Hltimto In
Hmith Knst Kiiotnnay, llrltUh Coltim*
hin, Block •I'i'j.'I, commuiiclnu: at it pimt
plnntod at or neat' 4 milo oaHt of SMI
mile post of thn proHfiit C, 1», Tt, uur.
voycul linn and holnn thn Houth wnnt
corner or MIhh Lillian F.rcIiwIk'h claim
and mitrkoil tho »niilli wont oornnr of
MIhh Lillian KhcIiwIu'i* clnlm, thonoo
I'linninif i-imt SO chain*.; thonco run*
nlnK north ko dinlm,; thonou runnlnn
west (to chains; llinttco ninnliiK Mouth 80
chainB to thn point of commoncomonl,
making 010 aoiiiH moro or less,
Lncntnil thin 7th tiny of April, IDflfl,
NATIIANIKL BABCOCK  AK*«nt
TH!'"  T.U.T.t.'.M r.f,*-,!TT,,T'*t,
Locator.
>*    NOTICI!]
XpTICK is hereby glvon that thirty
(30) days after dato 1 Intend to apply
tn the lion, Chlof Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a llconso to pros-
pool for coal nnd petroleum on tlio
following described lands, situate In
South I'last. Kootonay, British Columbia, Block .150-*, commonclnff at a post
planted at or near 1 milo cast of 20
milo post of tho present C, P, II, surveyed lino and bolng tho northwest
cornor of Mrs. KMa Ilackloy's claim' and
marked tho north wost corner of Mrs.
HI la TIaoltloy'H claim; thenco running
oast SO chains; thonco running south
80 chains; thenco running wohI 80
chains; thenco running north 80 chain'*
to tho point of commencement, making
CIO acres more or less,
. Locntod this 7th day of April, 1000,
NATHANIEL BABCOCK. ART-inl
MBS, NLLA HACKLKY Locator
Secretaries of Local Unions
.DISTRICT 18 U. M. W..OF A.
BANKHEAD, No. 20: James Fisher
BELLEVUE, No.    431. Fred Chap*
pell.
canmore, park-local 1378 —
jas, a. Mcdonald.   ,
COLEMAN, No. 2633: William Graham.    .
CARBONADO, No. 2688: James Hewitt.
CARDIFF,  No.   2387:
soil.
G.  II.    Gib-
DIAMOND CITY, No. 2587: George
Proscotl. * ,    .
1
EDMONTON ciTY, No, 2C10: VJ. II,
Crowo.
FERNIE, No. 2314: Thos. Dlggs.
FRANK, No. 1263: Walter    Wrlg*
loy.
M. A. Kastner
Fire, Life, Plate Glass
and Accident
Insurance
Property For Sale in
all parts ofthe
,.* ". city
Houses   For
R   EN   T
Agent
New Oliver Typewriter
. Machine given out on trial
No Charge
Highest   Price   Paid   for
South African War Script
HOSMER,  No,
wlcli,
2407!   J.  D.    Both*
•vo-non
NOTICM Is hereby (riven that thirty
(30) ilayH aftc-r dato I Intone, to apply
to tlio **f,,i ntilr.f CmnTnlnKlnner nf
Lnndi. nnd Wurkt tor a llconno to pro**-
pect for coal nnd potroloum on iho
followln-f dcHcrlbml lnndi*, nltunto In
Houth Knst Kootonay, Brltlih Columbln, Block '"iO'l commonclnff at a poxl
plnntcil at or nonr. 3 mlloi onot of
tho 20 mile pout of tho nrennnt c, 1', Tl.
tuirvcynl Mnn nml helntaT tho north oni»t
coriHir or a' M. Mooro'11 claim, and
marlafil thr. north mot corner of H, •&'.
MoorttM cittlm, thtinc.. ru..nl..M* wumI SO
chain**; tlunci runnlnir aouth 80 clinln*,
thence runnlni*; eent 80 chain*; thotioii
ninnlfijj* north tli chain* to the point
of ctimm'-ncwnent, mnklnK CIO acre*,
morn or lenn.
UitMul th!* fib Any ot April, .♦*"••*■.
s.\tii.\$ifj. n.wnnn*, u-cnf
H. M. Moore. Locator,
MITICI*],
NOTICI3 In horohy ulvon thnt thirty
(BO) aJiiyH ofliir ilitto I Intotu, to apply
to tho Hon. Chlof CommlHHlonor of
Lriii.lH nnd WorkH for a lloontscto proit-
poot for conl and potrnlaum on lho
following duMcrlhiMl landN, nltunto In
Houth Kant Kootonay, Hi'IMhIi Columbln, mock 4590, uommuni4>lnif at a pout
planttid at or nonr 1 milo cmut or tho 2D
milo pout of tho pri'Hont C, 1*. H. *»*•
voyod lino and bo Inn* tho nouth wi-hI
cornor of ,1, A. V'lHhof'H claim, and
market lho until'. wi*H cornor of .1, A,
FlHhur'H clnlm, thonoo runnlnir ciiut DO
olmlns; thonco runnlnir north 1,0 chain*.:
thonuai runnlnu wont 80 chains; thanuu
ninnlnii Mouth HO clinln** to tho point
of cnmincnocomnt miiUliiM* (HO norun,
moro or b>»»,
T.nr>ot*.,1   tht*  Tth   rlnv  of   AfiHV.   10(10.
NATITANIHTj .UNCOCK. Anient
J.  A,   K1H1UCH, Locator
NOTinn
NOTICI*' Ih horoby Klvcp Hint thirty
(*tn*i rtfivr- nf.i-r dntn I Inlfnil to apply
tu tho Hon, Chief Cormnltu.loncr df
LnndN nnd Work* for a llcentio to pro-*-
pr-ot for conl and petroli-urn on thn
followlnn doicrlbod lnnd-*, Nltunto In
Houth Ka»t Kootonay, llrltlnh Columbln, Illack ,603 comim-ncInK at a pout
plnntod nt or near 3 mile ennt of tho
29 mil-*- pont of thn pre»«nt C. J*. It.
Hiirvcyod lino nnd he Inn tho unuth om\
corner of I). C. Monro'* clnlm, nnd
unuki-d Un; nouth cu-Jl ■a-orncr of P, C.
Monro'* claim, thence running -went
to chnln*; thence runnlnu north 80
a.hi.ln*.* thence running *«*t 80 chnln*:
thence runnlnir. south 80 chnln* to thn
point of commencement, making* 6*0
•er*>* more'or l*»». ,
Located thla 7th day of April, 1908.
NATIIANIKL HAHCOOK. Atc-ml
p. C. MOOnB, Locator.
HILLCRE8T, No. 1085: Hairy Hoo*
por.
LETHBRIDGE, No.     574;   Clmrloa
Poacoelc.
LILLE, No, 1233: J. T. Griffith.   '
No.    287-5 — J. D.
LUNDBRECK,
Smith. a (
MICHEL, No, 2334:  Charlos
nor.
Gnr*
MAPLE LEAP, No. 2820: H. Dlako,
MERRITT LOCAL UNION NO 2627
•—Charlos IlrooUa, aocrotnry.
MIDDLESBORO LOCAL UNION —
ProBldont W. G. Wnrd, W. IT. llrown
floorotnry, '!■
MBTFORD, No, 2008: John Cumin,
ROYAL COLLlKRlKft, No. ZRRfl: T.
Dupon, Ilox 400, LothbrltlKO.
ROCHE PERCEE. (8nk) No. 2672:
Lachlan McQuarrlo,
TAnrn, Nn   10*7:  .Tnnhtm Ornltr.
TABER, No. 1050: W. Whito.
TAYLORTON, (8«k.) No. 20-18:—
Lachlan McQuarrie.
"i
TAYLORTON, (8«ik.) No. 2B10:—
Jon. Twlnt,
TA8KER, N. D., No. 2863*.-- J. T3,
Lomberry.
WOODPECKER, No. 2299: William
Lowo.
*•»♦•»♦■»♦-»♦♦•» ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
FOR   SALE
1 Bronze Gobblei1 nnd 3 Hena
3 White Holland Gobblers
Barred Rock and White Rock
Pullets
W.   P.   LAIDLAW
PINCHER CITY, ALTA,
■ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦■**>>
ADVERTISE IN THE LEDGER
•♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
In" Fernie  its
Hawthorne for
* ICHC i
up i u rt M
Painting, Interior
Decorating
•MOOt) ftta. «t f*»U«at IV*!**.
GRAVETT BROS.
v*^***mw»mmemr!e»emmmmtisr^r~i
DTlAYINil TRANHFHTl
nngKAKit ilcllvorwl   to   nny
paii of tho city*.
*——■—,       i ri i" mi -.ii i in a
LEAVE0RDEHS AT 1KGHAMS
V
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{'Mi THE DISTRICT, LEDGER, PERNIE,'   B. C.  MAY 1 1909 "'"
PAGE SEVEN
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ANTHONY HOPE
Author of "The Prisoner of Zenda
OOODOOOOOOOOOCOCOOOOO    .
Ccp)^|-^t,i'tM»5.ABth(my Hope HawIriM
A
Remington Type-writer Co., Ltd.
344 Pender St. Vancouver, B. C.
BANK OF HAMILTON
In; bis.   "My lady of the red star!*" lie
murmured softly. 7
"And your-
••You -wouldn't have it otherwise?"
. "Heaven forbid! God go
with you,, as my
heart goes.
When do you
go?"    '
"I take the
road in an hour
for Strnssburg.
We are to bo
of MacMahoa'8
corps."
"In an hour?"
"Yes."
"Your  preparations — are
they made?"
"Yes."
"And you are
free?"
**/ have an hour now—    "Yee."
« ond   all   Wm  cam*'   "Then you've
poiffn," said he        an   hour   to
make me sure I love you!"
. He answered as to a woman of his
own stock: ,
••I have an hour now—and all the
campaign,*-* sold be.
Nine
tteer a flay later gave scanty details.
In tha great charge of French cavalry
which marked the closing stages ot
the battle he had been the first man
hit of all his regiment—shot through
the heart—and through the picture ot
Sophy which lay.over his heart
No'word comes from Sophy herself,
and Mme. Zerkovitch is brief. "She
showed me the picture. The bullet
passed exactly through where that
mark on her cheek is. It waa fearful. I
shuddered. I hoped she,didn't se"e.
She seemed, quite stunned, but she insisted on coming with mo to Kravonia,
where I had now determined to, go at
once. I did not want her to cotne, I
thought no good would come of lt But
what could I do? She would not return to England. She could not stay
alone In Paris. I was the only friend
she had in tho world. She asked no
more thain to travel, with me. ;,When
once I am there I can
look after myself.' she
said."
The pair—a little fragment of a great throng,
escaping or thrust forth
—left Paris together on
the 13th or 14th of August
en route for Kravonia.
With   Sophy   went  tho
bullet   pierced*   picture
and the little bundle of "She stowed •
letters.! She did not for-    ™™f P*0*
get With a sore wound
in her heart she turned to face a future, dark, Uncertain, empty of nil she
had loved. ,°
lANK"
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HE letter which gives Julia Rob-
ins the history of that Sunday—
so eventful alike for France and
for BopbyMs the last word of
hers from Paris. Julia attached importance to it perhaps for its romantic flavor, perhaps because she fancied that
danger threatened her friend. At any
rate, she bestowed it with the care she
gave to the later letters and did not expose it to the hazards which destroyed
most of its. predecessors. It is dated
from Marie Zerkovitch's apartment in
tbe Rue du Bac, and it ends, "1 shall
stay here, whatever happens, unless
Casimir tells me to meet him in Berlin!"      , . . .-    .
The . rash comprehensiveness of
"whatever happens" was not for times
like those, when neither man nor nation knew, what fate an hour held, but
for three weeks more she abode with
Marle-Serkovltch;—Marie-was-much-
disturbed in her mind. Zerkovitch had
begun to send her. ominous letters from'*
the front-^or as near thereto > as he
could get The burden of them was
that things'looked bad for the French
and that her hold on Paris should bo a
loose one. He urged her to go hornet
where bo would Join her, for a visit at
all events, very likely to stay. Marie
began to talk of going home in a week
or so, but Bho lingered on for the sake
of being nearer tho news of war. Bo,
amid tho rumors of unreal' victories
nnd tho tidings of reverses only too
real, if not yet great, tho two women
waited.
^'Casimir had found tlmo and opportunity tb send, Sophy some half dozen
notes (assuming she preserved all sho
received). On tho 5th of August, tho
eve of Worth, ho wroto at somewhat
greater length: "It Is night I am off
duty for an hour. I havo been ln tho
saddle full twelve hours, and I bellevo
that, except tbo sentries and tho outposts, I am tho only man awake. Wo
need to sleep. Tho red star, which
shines everywhere for mo,
shines for all of
us over our blv.
ouuc tonight. It
must bo that
wo light tomorrow, Frltz'Is in
front of us, nnd
tomorrow ho
will como on.
T h o marshal
must stop him
nnd spoil his
gamo. If wo
don't go forward now, wo
must go back,
and wo dou't moan going bnck, It will
ho .tho flrst big clash, and a hi**** ouo, I
think, It will bo. Othor follows aro ln
Alio heart—I wish thoir boots woro ns
good! But thoso dovlls over thero—-
woll, thoy enn light, too, and Fritz can
got ovory ounco out of them, I am
thinking of glory and of you. Is it not
ono nnd tho Natno thing, for ln that
hour I didn't mnko you tniro? I know
It. Sophlo, I'm hardly sorry for lt It
scorns swout to lmvo somothing loft to
do. All, but you'ro hard, aren't you?
Bhall I ovor bo sun* of you, oven though
1 march Into Borlln at tho hond of a
regiment?
"I can say littlo moro-tho ordorly
waits for my lottfir. Yot I havo eo
much, much moro to say, All comoB
back to mo lu vivid -matcher*. I am
with you ln thu old houso or by tho cal*
valro—you romemt,or?-*or ngnln hy tho
window or whilo wo walked bnck that
a-)Uuiiu> iiiiui. 1 Ltui jvu. w!ac U;c
low, full Phnr-jort voloo. I nee your
oyofl. Tho ntnr rIowh nnow for mo.
Adlou! I Ilvo for you always so long
nit I Ilvo. If I dio It will be In thc
thought of you, und they will kill no
uroudcr man thnu Sophlo's lover. To
lmvo won your io**,--* v**j, *»*•. w«w*n.Mt.
night, yes!) and to die for France,
would It bo 111 dono for a short llio?
(ly my fnltli, nol I'll mako tny bow to
my ancestors without shamo. 'I, too,
lmvo dono my part, mossleursl' nay I
us I sit down with my forefathers. So*
ohle, ftillcul You won't forget? I don't
think you can quite forgot Your picture ' rides wltb mo, your tttnr ahineti
Ahead. CASIMIIt.H
Ho wob not wrong. They fonght
next day. Tho letter bt Indorsed "8th
August," prenumnbly tho dale of Us
receipt That dny camo ntao tho nows
cf tho dlmler. On tho Ilth tho cash*
»U> IUI Jevtale.l daUntr do Eavrca*
nimo.   A few lines from t» brother of*
•<«|l«Mpf
TCalX
1
Ho wroto at somewhat
greater Icnntk
HE ancient city of Slavna, for
a thousand years or more'and
under many dynasties the capital of Kravonia, is an island set
In a plain. It lies in the broad valley
of the Krath, which at this point flows
due east Immediately above the city
the river divides into two branches,
known as the North and South rivers.
Slavna is clasped in the embrace of
these channels. Conditioned by their
■Course., its form I is not circular, but
"pear shaped, for they bend out in grad-"
>unl broad curves to their greatest distance from one another,: reapproach-
lng quickly after that point is passed
till they meet again at the end,, or,
rather, what was originally the end,
of the city to the east. The single reunited river may stand for the stalk of
the pear.
In old days the position was n strong
one. Nowadays it is obviously much
less defensible,' and those ln power
had recognized this fact in two ways—
flrst by allocating money for a new and
scientific system of fortifications, second by destroying almost entirely tho
ancient and out of dato walls which
had onco been tho protection of tho
city. Pnrt of the. wall on tho north
side, indeed,'.'still stood, but whero it
had escaped ruin lt was Incumbered
and built over with warehouses nnd
wharfs, for tho North river is tho
channel of commerce and tho medium
of trndo with tho country round about
To tho south tho wall bas been entirely
demolished, Its slto bolng occupied by a
boulevard, on to which faces a lino of
handsomo modern residences, for as
tho North river Is for trade, so tho
South is for plonsuro, and this boulevard hns been carried across tho
stream aud on beyond tho old limits of
tho city and .runs for a milo or farther
on tho right bunk of tho reunited
Krath, forming a delightful and well
shaded promenndo, where tho citizens
nro accustomed to.tako their various
forms of exorcise,
Opposite to it, on tho left bank, lies
tho i-nrk attached to tho palace. Thnt
building itself, dating from 1820 and
regrettably typical of tho stylo of Its
pprlod, facos tho river on tho left bank
Just where thc stream takes a broad
swoop to Alio south, giving n rounded
margin to tho king's pleasure grounds.
IIolow tho pnlnco thero soon comes
open country on both hunks, Tho boulevard mcrgcH lu (ho mn|n postroad to
Volsenl nnd to tho mountains whicli
form tho onstorn frontier of tho kingdom. At this dato nnd for n consider*
nblo mimuor of yearn afterward tho
only rnllwny lino In Krnvonla did not
follow tho courso of tho Krath, which
Itself afforded I'ncllltloB for traffic nnd
Inti rcoui'HO, but run down from tho
iiorlh, hnvlng Kh term I mm on tho left
linnlc of tho North rivor, whonco n car*
Hiiro brldgo gnvo nccoss to Iho city.
To voto monoy Im ono thing, to rnlso
It another, and to spend It on tho designated objects tt third. Not a etono nor
n sod of tho new forts was yot In plnco,
nnd Slnviin's solitary dofouso wn» tho
undent cnstlo which stood on tlio left
of tho bank Just ht tho point of hlsec*
Ha,.., fitli-S '...c tivln? nr.d the bot<\**,i*"it
piri.onn on thn opposlto hnnk, Rulul-
mnn'n towor, n rollo of Turkish rulo, Is
built on n simple plnn—a squnrocurtnlu,
with a hnratlon at each corner, inclo**;*
a mnsslvo circular tower. The gate
fncos Iho North river, nnd n brldg**,
Vl Lit!.I   'tfUurtkaft  K4.    a.a,.^^   aw..1.1,   aaa.'*   ,-.'l
(•red, connects this outwork with th«
north wall of tho city, which at this
point Is ln good preservation. The
fort is roomy. Two or throo hundred
men could llm! quarters thero. nnd, although It Is under modern conditions
of littlo we '.ig-iln.-tr nn onomj' from
without, It occupies n position of con*
tiMornltlp uln-mrHi wllh regard to tho
city Itself. It formed nt this time tho
lioa-Ji-unrtors nnd residence of tho ojm*
inandiint of 1ho garrUon'. n post held by
tho Mr to tho throne, (lio Prince of
Slnvnn.  *
In «plt*» of tho fij-ini-u of tbo stir*
tuundlug country, th-**-* npwnran***-** nt'
Blnvns Is not unpkturesque. Timo snd
ttie hand of man (the people are a color
:ovlng race)* have given  many  tints,
soft and bright to the roofs, gables and
walls of the old quarter of thc north
town,  over  which   Suleiman's   tower
broods with an antique impresslveness.
Behind the pleasant .residences which
border, on the southern boulevard )ie
handsome streets of commercial buildings and shops, these last again glowing with diversified and gaudy colors.
In the center of the city, where, but for
Its bisection, we may imagine the Krath
would have run, a' pretty little canal
has   been  made  by  abstracting  water from the rivor and conducting it
through the streets.   On either side M
this stream a broad road  runs.    Almost exactly midway through the city
the roads broaden and open into the
spacious square of St Michael, containing tbe cathedral." the fine old city
hall, several good town houses dating
two or three hundred years back, barracks and the modern but not unsightly
government    offices.      Through    this
square and the streets leading to, it
from west and east there now runs an
excellent service of electric cars, but
nt the date with which we are concerned a crazy fiacre or a crazier omnibus wns the only public means of conveyance.   Not a few good private equipages were, however, to be seen, for
the Kravonians have been from of old
lovers of horses.   The city has a population  bordering on a  hundred thousand, and. besides being the principal
depot and center of distribution for a
rich psistoral and agricultural country,
lt transacts a respectable export trade
ln hides and timber.   It. was possible
for a careful man to grow rich in Slavna, even though he were not a politician nor a government official.
Two or three years,earlier an enterprising Frenchman of the name of
Rousseau had determined to provide
Slavna with a first rate modern hotel
and cafo. Nothing could have consorted better with the views of King Alexis
Stefanovltch, and M. Rousseau obtained on very favorable terms a large site,
at the southeast end of the city, just
where the North and South rivers reunite. Here he built his hostelry and
named lt the Hotel de Paris. A fine
terrace ran along tlie front of the house,
abutting on the boulevard,, and affording a pleasant view of the royal park
and the palace ln the distance on the
opposite* bank.
On this, terrace, it being a fine0October morning, sat Sophy, drinking a
cup of chocolate.
The scene before her, if not quite living up to the name of the hotel, was
yet animated enough. A score of handsome carriages drove by, some containing gayly dressed ladies, some officers
in smart uniforms. Other officers rode
or walked by. Civil functionaries, journalists and a straggling line df onlookers swelled the stream which set toward the palace. Awakening from a
reverie to mark the unwonted air, Sophy saw the leaders of the informal
procession crossing the' ornamental
iron    bridge
No Man is Stronger
Than HisStomach
'4
A strong man is strong all over. No man can be
strong who is suffering from weak stomach with its
consequent indi-festion, or from some other disease
of the stomach and its associated organs, which impairs digestion and nutrition. For when the stomach
is weak or diseased there is a loss of the nutrition
contained in food, which is the source of all physical
strength.   When  a  man "doesn't feel just right,"
when he doesn't sleep well, lias  an uncomfortable \
feeling in the stomach after eating, is languid, nervous, irritable and despond-
- eat, he is losing the nutrition needed to make strength. *    '
Such a man should use  Dr.  Pierce'a   Golden Medical"
. Discovery. Mt cures diseases ot tbe stomach and other
organs ot digestion aad nutrition.  It enriches the blood,
" invl&orates the' liver, strenS    *ns the kidneys, nourishes
the nerves, and so GIVES HE.il.TH AND STRENGTH TO
THE WHOLE BODY.
■ You can't afford to accept a secret nostrum as a substitute for this nonalcoholic-medicine op known composition, not even though the'urgent dealer,
may thereby make a little bigger profit. ' Ingredients printed on wrapper.
A BIG STOCK WE WANT TO REDUCE
HATS, SUIT CLOTHS, SHOES, SHIRTS
UNDERWEAR, ETC.
Suit of Clothes, $5 and up, Hats $1.00 and up,
Shirts-50c and up, Underwear $1.00 per suit
Kef oury Bros.
Temporary building between Northern Hotel and Henderson block
S^B.KB.-^.S^.S.^^
Andy   Hamilton
Tinsmith and Plumber
I , We can furnish you with estimates in        \
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j anything in our line |
3 *■"" ^   a
which spanned
the   Krath,   a
quarter_^-0t a;
mile from where
she sat; and
gave access to
the., king's demesne on the
left bank.
"Right bank-
left bankl It
sounds ""like
homo!"   sh«
"Ah, J know why you th     ht t0 her.
rcnwjmbcr that." .,  „_*..„-
self, smiling
perhaps rather bitterly, "nomel" Her,
homo now was a single room over a
goldsmith's shop, -whither she had
removed to relieve Mario Zerkovitch
from a hospitality too burdensome, as
Sophy feared, for her existing resources to sustain.
Tbo reverie bore breaking. It had
been nono too pleasant, Iu It sad
memories disputed)place with present
difficulties. Sonic third or so remained
of Lady Meg's hundred pound note.
Necessity had forced tho uso of the
money at any cost to pride. When all
was gono Sophy would havo to depend
on what Is so often a last and so often
a vain refuge—tho teaching of French.
It was tbe only subject which sho
could claim to tench, Verily, It was a
poor prospect. It was better to look at
tho oflicers and the Indies than to think
of it-aye, better, than to think of Casimir and of what lay ln tho past. With
ber strong will sho strove to steel horsolf nliko ngnliiBt recollection and
against apprehension.
Tho cafo was nearly deserted, The
hour was too onrly for tho cltlstonfl, and
Sophy's owi*, cliocolato hnd been merely
an oxcuso to sit down. Yet presently n
young officer in a hussar uniform stopped his horso opposite, tho door and,
giving over tho reins to an orderly who
attended lilm, nimbly dlsinountod. Tall
and fair, with n plenstnit, open face, ho
woro his finer*,' with n dnshlng nlr nnd
cnroRscd n delimit*,* upturned mtiHtnt-ho
ns ho Kin need nroiinil, choosing his neat.
Tho next moment ho ndvnncod lownrd
Sophy. G.vIiih* hor n poll to miIiiIo, ho
Indicated a Utile Initio next to bora.
'•MiidoiiiolKello peniiltH?" ho nsked.
"filio hns, l four, forgotten, but I lmvo
the honor to Ik) nn itcrjtinlntniico of
lion*..'*
"1 rompinl'or," sinllotl Sophy, "Cnptnin Mnrknrt? Wo met nt Mine, Zorko*
vltcli's,"
"Oh, tliut'M I'li'iii-aiit of you!" hu cried.
"1 hate being clean forgotten. Hut I
fonr you reiiioinbi-r me only bueaus« I
Hitntr ko hndly!"
■il I'i'inoiiilHT host tlmt you mild you
wnnltMl to go nnd help Franco, but
ymir gonernl wouldn't let you,"
"Ah. I Itiiriw why you romombor tlmt
-you oppeolnily! Forgivo iik*. onr
,t'rwiiii SlAi'w '.'.iikivlU.i lulA iw." Uf
lurried nwny for n moment to glvo hn
ordor to tlio wnltor.
"Whitt'H gnltiK on todny?" asked Ho-
Oh,v,   "Whpro'H evorybody going?"
"Wliv   vnn nn» a  strflnger,  mndo.
(To ho qontlnued.)
GRAIN GROWERS
AFTER COMBINES
Q Ottawa1 in  Interest of Farmers
Important Changes On
OTTAWA, April 27—-An Important
Alberta deputation consisting of Premier Rutherford, L. P. Frean, secretary of the United Farmers association; L. P. Strong, general manager
of the, Alberta Pacific Elevator Company, and George Harcourt, deputy
minister of agriculture will hold a
conference with Sir lllclmrd Cart-
wright and tho trnde"n*ml commerce
department offlclnls'on Monday in regard to tho shipping of wheat nnd
other Alborta products by the Pacific
coast.
It Is understood that they will urge
upon the government, a number of
chnngos in tho Manitoba Grain act, n
Btatitlo whicli Alberta claims nt present makes, shipment wost very difficult. They will ask for a grain Inspector for the provinces of Alborta
and British Columbia niul will also
urge Iho erection of n government
tci'ir.innl elevator at Vancouver.
Important Change
One of the most important chnnges
asked In tho Manitoba Grain net Is
a provision so thai any fuiniui* or
fnniKM'H wlBliing to put tliolr grain
through llio olovntors by milo or oilier*
ALBERTA
BOARDING   HOUSE
HoNiuer. II. C
II'Ml-d «ml Itonin, .^..'X) per inunlh
MA. WH1TB   IIKU'
Itra. neslcmir*********,  Vrnp
wise can be enabled to get cars In the
same proportion as though they loaded
from the platforniB.
Premier Rutherford Is already ln
the city nmd has held a number of con* ,
ferences with the government. It Is
understood that he Is urging as hns
Manitoba In the past, that the school
lands bo transferred to the province.
Another Important delegation which Ib *
expected early next wook consists of
R. McKonzIo of Winnipeg, A. Part-
rltlgo of the Grain Growers Grain Co,,
and George Langloy M.L.A. for Red-
berry, Sask.
.Thoy will present a'petition sighed
by some 32,000 western farmers asking that the government establish' n
system of public owned external elevators..
It. Is not expected that thoy will get
more lluui tho usual gontlo and reassuring answer "considering,"
Dr, Schnffnnr of Souris introduced
n roHOliitlou on thin quoRtlon enrlior
In llio bohbIoii and It. wiih given a vory
cold reception, In order to shelve tho
Hiibjuct and provonl a voto on lt tho
ill-billU wns adjourned and tho resolution wns placed nt the'bottom of tho
ordor paper,
WI1V  TIMItl'.ll   IH  (.U.MIIII.I)
Tlio following KiHtlKiltiH and ■jhiirai1-
toj'lBtlc appeal as taken from a ciipli*
(tllHl axoliniigu, ought to Iniuii'ni. pro*
diu'oi'H who nlill htdlevt' that prlvnto
ownoi'Hhlp ot Nniiiro'B resoun'.-B Ih n
good lhint* for the overy day people,
who (ivi>nliiiilly pny tlio IjIIIh.
InvcHton*, Bp'-a'tilnl'in* nml finaiu'lnl
mon, cut Uilii out nml piiBio It In your
lint:
Ono hundred nnd Imi lliotiHiiud nrroH
of lliiiliei* nie iieceHKiiry for Dim duy'i*
supply for tho muvmlllt* of thin coiitlii*
out, I.iihI year for HinilxT nUiiu' wn
cut over fifty billion lt>t<t. Add lo thin
four million poles, eight million IntliH,
three million hIiIiikU-h ntul two billion
font of vonoor.
Thoro nro nearly h.ijo*» furniture fne-
L/,1  ., ;.: ?..!".('.!'." I J"''..,"f'* <t*nvtli timir*
]y ■jji.n.oi,', fion ntul ovi-r "T.onn vi-lili-lo
ffif'trirtPR ■muiiiifn.'Mirlni*- |?ooils worth
iir>0,"00,000; SOO i-oo'iornge .'oncerim
mnl'lng ImrrtvlH worth i\l,t)w,twr, Dw
mining Intlumry .■.hihhiiu'i*. newly llio*
000,(100 In tlml'iiiH* the liiniu>i'le.s need
*fU',linn,iiiih *,unin nl iiui ii.ui.. nn a-.
tliene Htupeiidons figures ri-pn'sent 1
yonr'fl Htipply. Lend pcinll» nre n
trifling npeennlty yet v.a n><*ulre 7,'idO-
U00 rtihlr* feet of high grade wood for
one yjn'r'n nupply, Thirty million
ticrei of foroKtK are wiped out of ox.
lutein'!' i*\i*ry ji'.ii nt.il iii" i\*'.i *ji-' A
Ih left for their r<.'plt'iil»hmernt.
Tlml'fi' In ;il...ului«'lj- iu*i,r'ii;:!iry, '"ur
liuliisiilcH, oiir tiiiiinifdi'iiiii'*.. nn*
.'omini'nv .iv*1 nil i.ii*i"iiil.*nt on It.
Then why not coiihIiIit iIiiiImt h-> nn
lllMrbtllUltll?       Tlie   tli'"*  life   pro win l*
.l.ty nml nielii, yur lu aud y.ni nut
Xnturc Ih cnntltiuully treating wcnlih
for yon. Other crops rnqulro careful
watchful nnd faithful attention, Not
bo with timber; thero Ih no Beeil tlmo.
no help lo hire- nnd nn failures. No*
gloctllig Hie liiU'VDHi only in!Or to thn
vnluo of your en*pn. Such nn invewt.*
muni Is more cei-tiiln thnu nny form
of Hlieculntlon, It In ii pi'i'innnont. In*
evil nlile, Hteiidy perpetunl form of Investment. The treoH Hlmply keep
gelling larger nnd larger.
Tlmn with Hie ileiunnd rapidly In*
(.ToitHlug und the Kiipply Jiihi (in rapidly tllinlnlHliliig, llm priee inuHt, naturally IncreiiHe,
Tlie priee hnH more tlmn doubled ln
tlie piiHt few yenrH nml it will moro
Hiiin double lu the next few yenrH,
llli'lch I'oliinililu piiiMPKneM the gren-
ter pnrt of the nvnllnlile timber roHour*
i'i>m; 1'iipllullMh am ml'lug iiilvnnlngo
of tlie Hlltintion nml buyiiiK up nil thoy
can 'ii'siHllily hold; the kiiiiiII Investor
iiuihI (.'oojieniie with oHiiiih if lm
I wining in sliinv In the certain profith
which have previously gone lo tho mnn
ul   luf .ai.   .je.i.i«t>  it..tf .
60  YEARS'
BXPERIENGS
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Sdeniitic JHmericati.
, f,»i,.|b,i.)(i!r Ulumrttnt wMklf. r.»r«*«t net.
niuKin of toy *nen»ee >»oiti*,i, i«in,t for
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C. P. R. TIME TABLE.     ,-
No. 8 J Iyer Eastbound ......7. 24.18
No.' 7 .Flyer Westbound     1.55
.No/214 EasUiound Regular .... 18.25
No[ 213 Westbound. Regular ...'.' 9.46
No. 236 Eastbound 1st, class ..' 9,00
No. 235 Westbound,- 1st class . .20.16
- G. N. TIMETABLE '  .
NO/ 252
. No. 251
10.55.
FERNIE    '
.1.35
11.13 -      .
HOSMER    -
• 1.10
11.25
OLSON'-
, 1.02
11.50- -  ■' ■
' * MICHEL   '
12.40
LOCALS
House for sale—Three rooms at Coal
Creek. Apply Fred Miller, French
Camp. t ;-   .  -•        4-t
For Sale: Two houshold properrties,
with furniture. Will sell property
either jointly or separately. For particulars apply Ledger office.
Eggs for hatching: White Leghorn,
good layers $1 for 15. E. H. H.-Stanley, Kootonia Nurseries, Baynes Lake
B.'C.
For sale: Boarding house business
at Coal Creek, accommodation for fifty
boarders, good reasons for retiring.
Full information, Mrs, Taylor, Boarding house, Coal Creek.
For sale: Pen of°R. C. Brown Leghorns, also eggs for hatching. R. C.
B. Leghorns and Buff Orpingtons. —
11.50 per sotting. Apply T. Kynaston,
Fernie.
Wanted: A good honest boy about
16 or 17 years of age to learn the candy business. Apply to Rochon's Candy
kitchen.
Wanted:  Position   by . experienced
- lady stenographer. Salary $00. Apply
this office.   ' '       .
Young lady wants position as stenographer.  Apply Ledger office.
,  Rooms For Rent, bath, hot and cold
water. Apply 39 Victoria avenue-
South African script for, sale.—Apply R. H. Marlow, Lethbridge, Alta.
Lost.—Pocketbook   containing $5.:.0
and. post office key, on Victoria Avenue between Crow's Nest Trading Co
and- the park.     Finder please return
to the Ledger office and get reward, lt
Furnished Rooms to Let.—Apply to
Mrs. Stewart, Wood and Macpherson
■ ■ ' ; 3-t
Boarding house to rept—McDonald's
boarding house on Victoria avenue to
rent at once. Tenant required to purchase furnishings. Apply at house. 2t
Furniture for sale. Address Ledger
office.
Stanley's hot house radishes at thc
Palm.'
Jack Gates changed his ad this week
—what next!
Men's fine shoes.$2-and up at McDougall's' -
W. J. Blundell has put up a fine
GO foot awning.
- ■^•» *"■* **•»" i-I^W-^i n_ It <n ■•> m n I t*_*l aii_! t* Tulijif.   .
 ■« w vi j -uaj-ia-uai ycnii-uajr —ni — i*Ti icd**.
Wood Co' Furniture departmentr
Sam Savage of Plunkett & Savage,
came into our city on business this
week.
The cuisine at the Napanee is the
best in the city.
A meeting of the Board of Trade is
called for Monday evening at eight o'clock sharp.
They're all talking about it. What?
Why   Ingram's  bowling  alley. ,
Tont wanted. About 16 feet ov thereabouts. Second hand ono. Apply Manager Lodger.
Beef, mutton, pork, veal, hams, bacon, lard, etc., only of the very best.
Phone 41.
- Just arrived—a large stock of souvenir spoons and Mnplo Loafs nt
Wright tho .Towelor's.
Mr. Van Schndo of Johannesburg,
South Africa, Is combining business
wllh pleasure In our city.'
Patronize home Industry and smoko
Crow's Nest Specials and Extras
Two apprentices wanted nl. once for
tho millinery businoss, Apply Todd
millinery Parlors, Victoria avonuo,
Tho most Interesting place iri town-*
Ingram's bowling alley.
Mr. nnd Mrs. A. H, Triton roturned from thoir extended trip to the
eiiHtorii countries this wook und report a good tlmo.
Men's bost quality rubber boots for
$3,75 nt Mcnougnli's,
Mr, Wm, Whyte, 2nd vleo-presldcM
of lho C. V, R, pnssod through the
■ city   on WednoBtlny morning on tho
enst. hound flyer,
Tho MnihotliHl. church IikIIoh nld Ion
will ho hold nt. lho homo of Mi'H,
WIIIcoh on Thursday May Oth, after*
noon and evening.
Mrs. Ti-Ifer gave a danco at her
homo on Thursday evening. A largo
number of friends were proBunl and
enjoyed tho dnnelng.
Now Ib lho (lino to get. yourHolf a
ring. Wright thn Jowoler Iiiih tho largest stock of rlngH Hint hnH over boon
shown in lho eity.
Mr, Uiii'IihIiId, Ihe popular nccotiiit-
mil of tho Hunk of Commerce, loft lam.
WednoHiluy morning for u month's vacation In Ihe eiiHt, Mr, llniin^iiglon
will be acting nccoiintmit. unit.".Mr,
KdwnrdH, who Iiiih lately arrived from
Cranbrook, will take the position iih
teller.
THE DISTRICT LEDGER,.'FERNIE,     B. C. MAY 1 1909
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Potted Plants at the Palm. .;
. Business lot and building, for sale—
Apply.to W.  R.  McDougall.''
Did you ever wear a lodge pin? If
not, you can get a pin or button of
your lodged at Wright the Jeweler's.
The  Napanee  hotel   is prepared to
handle travellers and other - guests.
Get your eating apples at thej Palm.
. Several of the, temporary wooden
structures are now being torn • down,
and when removed will make our main
street more attractive.
Ull spot you ten at Ingrams' billiard
roooi to-night.
Chief Burroughs arrested Fred Wilde
on Friday morning for- being drunk
and disorderly and creating a disturbance on the sidewalk.    -   -
The Methodist church ladles aid society will hold their monthly meeting
at the home of Mrs. Gustys on-Friday
May 7th at 3.30 p.m.
For a good comfortable, smoke get
Dorenbecker's brands. They are
home product.
The Royal hotel bowling team claim
the honor of being the champions of
the city. However they have not
run against the,Prints yet.   .
For hotel accommodation the Napanee is thc place.
Dr. Higgins arrived in our midst on
Tuesday and spent a'pleasant day renewing old., acquaintances and incidentally (transacting a Htle business.
Men's working shoes ?1.25 and up,
at McDougall's
A young man in town tells this gag
That the editor of this old rag .
. Was quite flabergasted
And said "Oh dod gast it;
A hundred? That beats me!" and fled
There is nothing.to equal the stock
of stoves and ranges both for quality
and price at Trites-Wood Co.
. "Mr. Butler, an artistic artist is doing some fine work in A. C. Liphardts
store, which, when finished, will be one
of the handsomest stores in the country. .
The Rebeckahs are giving a hall on
Monday night at Bruce'sL'hall. They
promise a real good time, so como
along and spend an enjoyable evening, a '
"Dad" Ross has secured the contract
to excavate the new store which Ke-
foury'brothers are building next the
Northern hotel. . He has also secured the contract for the concrete work.
Fire. Chief McDougall has been appointed as building inspector for the
city. This will insure'proper buildings being erected as Chief McDougall
has had considerable experience along
this line.     .7*
Prepare for the hot weather and flies
by getting your refrigerators and
screen doors and window screens   at
Trites-Wood Co.
..." * ' - •     .
There are over 220' cups of Salada
Tea to the pound; consequently   the
consumer receives tea at the low cost
of one fifth of a cent a cup.     There
are few other'beverages so economical
and so healthful as "Salada" tea.
The regular meeting of tho United
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners will be held n Wednesday next in
the basement of the miners hall. All
member's are reqeusted to be present
at 7.30 sharp as Important business is
to be considered.
.Mr. J. G. McCallum, who has secured the contract for the now postof-
flco was in the city on Tuesday. lie
reports that work will start on the
new building about, the middle of the
month. Mr. A. J.'Watson represents
him in his absence.
A Russian named Jacob Zublo was
found dead in a small slmck on Wednesday. Coroner Bleasdell,, who investigated tho case found that somo dozen
Russians lived ln a shack 12 x IS, nnd
It wns found that this young fellow
had contracted pneumonia, and not.
receiving propor caro or attention,
doath resulted.
Tho Fornio footnll club will play
Iho first game of tlio Crows Nost Pass
league in Coal Creok with thai.'town's
loam todn>7 In an Interview with
Mr, Piidtly Hughes, secretary of the
club, ho [tHHiired us that. Fernio has
Iho bout football team In tho Pass and
cannot possibly fall to bring back tho
championship cup to Ferule. On i\ll
sidoH wo hoar great prnlso for Paddy's
work In Rolling a good team together,
Hocurliig lho rounds, and his untiring
energy In soliciting subscription!*. It
Is now up to tho pooplo of Fornio to
got together and show tlio boys that
Iholr work Ih appreciated, and Incidentally lo boost tho ono Hi'IHhIi national
gnmo,
A hoi'Ioiih chnrco won laid against
Pollen Officer (iormon on Tuesday
morning hy "Pal" IColly, a prlHonnr.
whom ho had arreHtod iho p.'oeedliig
evening. Kelly hhhoi'IcmI that tho offl*
cer had luindeiilfed and Hliac'dec. lilm
and hnd thon clubbed him. An hives*
tlKiition was Hlni'ted hy IiIh worship (hn
mayor and the police conunlflHlonoi'H,
with tho roHtill. that Did mayor nr**
Hei'tH positively that iho officer lu not
guilty. , The mayor'H opinion Ih bused on lho fact that unci of tho prlHon*
ei*H who gave evidence ngalliHl, llio officer hnd been arrested one hour pro*
■.•nun to Kelly for being drunk, ho con*
He'iut'iiily eotild not have been In a po*
hIiIon lo know what happened, Furthermore IiIh worship coiiHldei'H ll a
put up Job between thu prlHonerH
iikiiIiihI the officer,
BOTH ARE
ACQUITTED
Serious Charge Against Two
Men Not Proven
Leicester Longden of Michel and *\Vil.
liam'-AVtnstanley of Coal Creek were
charged- before Magistrate Whimster at
the city offices, Pernio .on Tuesday afternoon with breaking. into-anU entering a. warehouse at Coal G.-eek- with
intent to commit an indictable offeiice
on Saturday, April 24th. The case for
the police was prosecuted by Chief Constable Sampson and Mr. McTaggart,
frorii the office,of L. P. Eckstein, represented both the prisoners. Edward
Coughlan was first called and stated:
"1 nm foreman of tho stables and warehouse at Coal Creek belonging to the
C. N. P. Coal Co. 1 remember seeing tlie two prisoners around the warehouse on Saturday. April 24. Longden
was coming through a side window of
tho warehouse and the other prisoner
was standing on the "ground underneath. ^ George Simpson was with
me at" the time and we. were on our
way to attend to some horses.'I called
out and asked Longden what ho was
doing In there. „ He replied that he
was Just Inspecting Uio place. Horso
feed, harness and all sorts of odds and
ends were stored in the warehouse'. I
said nothing more to either of the prisoners. I did not authorize either of
the prisoners on April 24th or on any
other date to go into the warehouse.
I know of no one else who liad authorized thom. Trlsoners walked away
together and I followed them ' and
handed them ovei- to P. C. Varlow at
Coal Creek. T then returned, and
with George Simpson went Inside the
warehouse to see If all was right. ' I
found a-.half set of double harness lying In a-stall at one end of the building and a sack of sling harness in a
manger. Thees were covered with
hay. The stall,was about 15' feet
away from the window I "liad seen
Longden coming out of. Harness is always kept hanging up. Everything in
the warehouse was all right on Friday
morning April. 23. No harness would
be taken out without-my Instructions.
Prisoners had never been employed in
warehouse or stables.''   ,      ,
Under cross., examination Coughlan
said: I have never been in court before.' No,one, not even men working
under me can go into the. warehouse
Without orders. . Those above me can
certainly authorize anyone at any time
These men may have'had such authority but I do-not know of lt. They
did not get it from me. I swear that
Longden used tlie words "I am inspecting the place." The warehouse has
been used for sometime and is kept
locked. ' There is no stated time for
going into it. I will swear -I have
never left it unlocked unless I h£ve
been inside. I am certain that Geo.
Simpson was with me when I inspected  the place  on the 24th. -<■■ There ' is
 Kit a..aa,.-Oi4e-,V,lia4Uaa ~lll_t 110" HUI IQin g,*'
Tlie one Longden came out of was not
broken although it may not have been
fastened. I sometimes used it to go
in and out by. It is left' unfastened
for this purpose. It .was shortly after
noon when I saw the prisoners. People
are constantly passing about this timo
every day. There are buildings adjacent. Longden wns not attending to.
Ill's dress. ' There was nothing valuable In tho place which could bo packed
into sin nil compass. I saw Longden
coming out through the window. *-He
had one foot on tho window sill nnd
the other on a shed near to.
I shouted to him right away. I never
saw him right Inside tho building. I
sent for the 'policeman and 'watched
the prisoners when thoy walked away.
Thoy"woro arrested ten or fifteen, minutes after I first saw thein. . There
was nothing belonging to (he Coal
Company found on .them. . Jlo-oxamln-
ed. Longden wns coming through tho
window lull, was on llio sill nnd tho
shod ready to Jump down. Wliistniilt.y
was stnndlng on the ground,
Goorgo Simpson said; 1 am a stableman under Foreman Coughlan at Conl
Crook. S was wllh lilm on Saturday,
April 21 when T saw a man whom I now
recognize, m tho prisoner Longden coming out of the warehouse through n
window. Quighlan shouted mid nskod
lilm whnt ho was doing thero nnd ho
mild I nm Inspecting tho plnco. I sow
lho oilier nrlHonor stnndlng uniloriionth'
Iho window on the ground. Longden
Jumped down and both of thom walked
briskly nwny towards sinv town, if
I go Into the warehouse It Is nlwnys mi
tho order of Coughlan who gives mo
tin* key,
CroHB examined: I do not know of
nny ono filtering the wnroliottso without onUrs from Cnughlnn. Thoro Ih n,
•^ndlock nn tlio nutslilo ol" tho diuir. Tho
prlHonors   did   not   run   away.      Thoy
Wllllcnil at |i good pneii. r dn nut
knew Hint Cfiiiglilan or nnyotin o'iho
goes In or out hy tlm window, Luiigdon
wnn on lho outside when J snw lilm
first. Ito was coining out of tho
wni'i'liiiiim.'. lie wim not fastening up
his clothes. I could not swear ho
wiih uvor Insldi), I was flvo or six
ynnlH nwny'.
LuiiIh. CaroHolla aotod as Intorprolor
to tlm eeurt whon I. I-'nlvo, nn Italian,
hum lie was a Htahlemnn under Ciitigh*
Inn at Coal Creole, Ho hiiw tho half
Hot' of hinnesH In the innll nud tlm
wick of hIIiik ImriiPHH In the nuinger on
Halunlay afturiionii April -.-Hli, Jlu was
In the wiiri'liiiiiHii two days luifuro mid
rill (ho linrni'HH was then bunging on
pogH or honks, lie a I wny ii gut union'
from Cotighlnn when ho had to go In*
In thu wni'uhoiimi,
Crow- oxnmlnoil! Ho was in the wum-
limine two or throo tlmcM a won It, Iln
got In by the .lour with lliu foremnn'H
liny.      All  tho wlndnwN aro fnHtcnoil
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ROBIN HOOD FLOUR
" .    A ' * - '      ■' <
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.       We guarantee this to be the best. -.•
flour ever sold in Fernie.     Satisfac- „- -7
''-'.-. tion   guaranteed . or   your   money       ::
. ../cheerfully refunded.;      .*
f    Wi J.   BLUNDELL     -give us a. caii
THE NE*fV KINO EDWAHD HOTEL
A Private Sale
of Household Goods
16 Recreation Ground
During tho next fow tlnyn I will
flell nt n tmcrlflco, nt my nhovo*
Hinted rOHlilonco, my entire Iiouho*
hold 'multure und fill Iiim- Come
early nnd got thnt nrtlelo thnt you
have bxMi\ wautinu tu buy. I uiu
leaving for tho const hooii,
M, E. JONES
16 Recreation Grounds
Singer Sewing Machines Co.,
Fernie, B. C.
' Why be without a Sewing Machine vwhen you
carl get one for $3.00 a month?
J. P.* HOULAHAN, Agent, opposite Coal Co.'s office, Pellat Ave.
Grows Nest Trading Go.
,   General Merchants
The   Store   of  Good Values
Victoria Ave.
Fernie, B.C
FvG.WHItE
Fire   and
Insurance
COX STREET
FERNIE, B. C.
SPECIALS IN WATCHES
Our April-Watch Sale. ■ You cannot get better prices anywhere
GENTS--
7 jewelled Wntltham, 20 year gold
filled case .'..v.$ 7 .25
15 jewelled Waltham,   20   yenr
gold  filled caso .'  8.25
17 jewelled Walthiwn, 20 year gold
filled case..- '.  10.00
21 jowcl A. C. Liphardt movement
20 year case  18.50
21 jewel A. C. Liphardt movement
-    nicklo  caso...'...:  15.00
,       LADIES
10 year gold filled case nnd movement  '.'....:   8-50-
25 year gold filled caso and move-
.  ment .'  11.00
23 year gold filled case and 17 jcw-gK.""
el' movement  17.00
We guarantee all of these movements to be first class and if not
.... satisfactory will change them-
r,
A. C. LIPHARDT, Jeweler
I To - Morrow
1
i (Sunday)
Rochon   The  Kandy
King;  will serve
_______________!
I
Tea,  Cake
and Coffee-*
Cocoa and
Sandwiches,
Strawberries
and Whipped
•Cream
Ice Cream and
Milk Shake
\
Jj'HjL'C J^l '•Ot ^Lr**3jl!lL*ifl!ai.***&*S  s
SPECIALTY:   Nickles  for
wisHing change for
collection
1 ntt niin, Iln liml p\it ihiIIh tn Uighi*
liy tin* foremnn'H onlc-i'H, Ho did not
..now why IIiIk mio wnn loft mifciHlon-
oil, lt would not. lio oiiHy to K*>t ImhIiIi*
by Uio window, Tliuro In ii h in a 11
Hlii'd iifiir thin window, TIiIh clom'd
tho uvhUmuu fur the jiroHcoutlon.
Mr. MoTnitimrt, nddroHBlnir IiIh wor-
hIiIji, Hnld liml ho fur hh WlnHtanlny
wiih cmicuTiiiMl ilinro hnd nut lioen n
rmrtluli' of uvldi-nco midland liy 'Un*
liiillcn  wlilcli could lirlnir lilm  wltliln
.,,.    ... . ,i.    a»,   ,..,   at.it.i,, • .a,.   I....a   ......
)>c*ei. wild nf lilm wriM thnt hn wnn
NtiimUiiK tlii.ru on thu Ki'ound. Any-
iiiih mlKht luivii lioou HtundliiK: tliurt',
It lind not lionn liliown tlmt lio lind nny
corinootlnn with tlio othor pi'lnonor fnr-
I hor thnn tlioy wnor Hoon wnlltlnitr not
I'liiiiilntc uwny tiiKfitlior. Ho thouftlit It
wiiulit iii* ii Kii'in. *riim1'iTi*iii to nr no nun
for trlnl. Willi roRar.. to r.onudon lm
niilu-nlttiid thorn wnn not mifflelent ovl-
dcticn to fiommlt lilm, .Thero hnd hnon
no nvlilc-nco of luenhlnn* or *»nt«rlnHr. H«
would draw IiIh wornlilp'H ntt-nnllon to
tlm iivldi>iit'f. liniiiKlit nut In croHH-i'x*
iimliiiillnn Winn lio trli-0 to nhtnln thn
t-XiiiM iiiiHltlnn und uUllildn of l.otiK*
dim whon It wiih nllf-god In*- wnm oorn*
Irifr tliroiiffli ll|,i v-lndoir, Tlio xx'ltni'UHfti
for tlii' |ii'iiiic(i.itlon, C'lUBlit'it. ntul
HlrnpHnn, wmilil not evtear that limy
Imd Ht'cii lilm limldn th« .uilldlnfc; nnd
•.'niiKhlnn nnd Hlmpiton would not Hwetir
I lny lind nci-ii Mm Intildo the htilldlriK,
nnd CoiiKliInn did *ay that Umttden
hnd ono foot on tho Mill anil ihe other
bit    11,1;   »lll-.ll   lil'tir    tu. Uu   UalblllUU'.
tho proHooutlnn hnd not mndo out n
ciiho of lircnklnir or entorlnw, nnd fin-
thor, tlioy had hroti-trht no civlilonco to
hIiow Intent tn commit nn Indlotnhlo of-
fonc-u.
I'or tho prnmoutlon Chlor CoiiHtnlilo
HnmpHnn wild (lint thu ovldonoo nKnlnnt
tno prlHonor WliiHtnnloy wnn not vory
Htronir, Ho would inmlnd hU wornlilp
Hint tlm dnfnnoii lind Hiilmiliiml no ovln
donoii lo Hlinw why thorn Nlwiuld nut hi;
n committal.     I'nrtlculnrly In romnrd
to   tlm   r»l*!it*-»**.M,  Triliffilcn   ttir.   {-...f,   ,iti\\,.f
wltnonNf.ii OnuKliInn nnd Hlmpnon* hnd
»c,Ui.-..i i-iii|iiiiuiciUly Hint, thoy hiiw tlm
prlHoucr l-o'iHilfcn coining through tln>
window, Thoy woro ponltlvoly eortnln*
of thnt, Thoro wn« hnrnoHH kept In
UiIh htilldlnur nud ImniciHH wuh found
onvniTd with liny wllh every Appuar-
.J.  ... >.    Ij.    .aa    t.aa** hU'ia,    a>*.V..    V'**.*-*C*4i       Ifl/AaV'
for, rt-moval. l.onKd-cn'H ov^n words
"I'm InHpeotlnfl* tho place" when he hnd
no authority to lie thoro wnn In Itnolf
full of iiiRplnlon.
HIh womhlp dlHmlHHOil tho charKu
fltcnlnnt WtnManloy and put I.onifilon
hack for trlnl In a hlffhor court.
tiiiliHi-iiuwitly l.uiiudon Hppi-nii-fil lm-
foro JudKo WlUon nnd wan llhoratcd
nn flfl/m lirlll to npiK-nr nt i u'clui-Ic
nn WodiifHdny April i'8,
Lonitdcn npponrod hrforo Judito Wll-
"■•■n on tho !fct'i. H, )lcrclimr*r ftrnvocu-
ti'd for tho rrown nnd L. 1», RcItHteln
ik-fcnilcil. l^inRilt-n went on to tho
Htnnd and called \Vln«t**nl*y •• a wit.
noHH, Tho dofi*nc« wan that Long-dcn
•Attn tiuviir oil tha Kruuiu), aiid kid   we*
Ties
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For Easter Trade
Patterns and Quality
Unexcelled
TIES
25c   to  $1.50   each
,    SHIRJS
75c  to $3.00   each
TRY OUR COLLARS
2  for, 25c
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Great Furniture
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Sale Still On
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Tho Estftto .T. H. lloiil &
Co., Ltd., now on tho lnm-k-
ot at greatly reduced pricea
at tlio old .stand. Haver <i
good assortment to choose
irom.   Note thp following :
Rugs, Mattresses,
Beds, Pillows, Sheets,
Blankets, Comforters
Towels, Pictures,
Parlor Tables, Mirrors
Kitchen. Tables and
Chairs, Clothes' Horses, etc.
Everything must
BE   SOLD
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E.  B.  McDERMID
LIQUIDATOR
1
li.fitilnir ^'Ith »il« hfinil on tlio window
Hill cnrrylriir oui a purposo of naturo,
.TudKO WIlHon vlnlted Conl Crook on
ThuMday mornlnu to vlow tho wnro-
houHo, particularly nltout tho window.
On IiIh return ho said he found that
tho.charKo wai not provon nnd Long*
don wna ncqultted.
APPEAL DISMISSED
VANCOUVER, ArjiJI 23 Thc full
court has dlsralBsed tho appeal In tho
caso of tho Enst Kootonay Powor Co.
anil Cranbrook ovor tho rlRht to take
water from the Kootenay rivor, S, 8.
Taylor appeared for Cranbrook and
C. M. Woodwoi-tb for Uio powor com
pinny.
Furnished
Rooms to Let
At H. A. Wilkes'
Opp. Fire Hall,
mmumdrnmem i  ■
An   AU   Modern    House
Including Baths
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