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FERNIE,   B/Ci" August 7th,   1909
$1.00 a Year
REPOR170N
MICHEL MINE
Mine Inspector; Makes a
- Visit Recommending
-,.      Imp^vemints
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To the Editor-District Ledger:        j
Dear Sir:  Kindly publish the ' enclosed report of the condition of No.
8 mine Michel - colliery, , as was put
*-* „ ,      a
out at the *mlne moVith on the 25th
<"* ,
"and 26th of July by the chief inspector of, mines for B. C. This is the
first time to my knowledge that the
chief inspector.of mines for B.C. has
been through this district and it would
be a God send from a mine worker's
■standpoint If he would visit the mine
oftener^ Since he ..visited the, mines
the,Coal-„Conif>any officials have been
.very, busy rectifying the outrageous
condition under which-the mine work*
, er has had to work! If the govern-,
ment inspector, who is paid for this
kind of',work, viz, forcing mine operators "of Bi" C... to -comply with the
Coal Mines Regulation, act, had hot
. come around at, this "time, I believe
according, to his report that' it would
not have been long before we would
have" had another..'bad explosion like
that^which occurred at Coal Creek "a
few years ago.' ■ It:'is',to be, hoped
for the benefit' of the mine workers
that the chief inspector - for B. -0..
will come"aroudn here and visit the
mines "oftener, or else the condition
of these mines at Michel is liable to
c stay the same as stated in the chief
' mine ,' inspectors report.,   _ Hoping I
have'not taken up too much space'in
, your valuable newspaper," and thanking* you for same,"'
.*''<•- -"""Yours respectfully, ;V
.     .,   -..' .;  , .<. ,   . CHAS/GARNER . ,
•J"-*- J*"-*-**!- ,-:'"-•   '-"-Michel-B.C.
ktf report follows: -.. _r,.,r-U-'..
.' ...7;...., -,,     -No. 7-M ine-. ,r 7   .  •
, :TIna accordance-with t sub-section  6,
scction-67 of'the Coal Mines Reguia-
,.. tion iAct, I;heMby^cer^if^*that I have
examined' the' r6adways,***-aircoui*ses,
and working places of No. 7. mine'.
Pound the mine ,cleaj- ofy'standinggas
and the ventilation/generally good.,
■-Sub-section!l,.ruiy"*90 section.82 of
the' act requiring the -shot-lighter to
see that.'the ^ shot. Is well' .prepared
must.be strictly enforced: arid^ho, shot
liust be fired when theshof is oh the
solid in advance of the cutting or
mining.-   -■•
.The gerieral condition-7of the mine
is safe. - v '   i''   "'
'  (Signed) FRANCIS U. SHEPHERD
Chief Inspector of Mines   /
' ' .-"   " No*.'1 8 Mine ' -   '
In  accordance  with  sub-section  6,
section 67, of the Coal" Mines Regulation Act, I hereby certify that I have
examined the No.. 17 chute district,
the No. 3 district, and the main1 return
airway.   Found gas in Nos. 14 and 39
and^HO rooms in No.   17 chute district; all other places examined were
clear.'    -
- Ventilation'Jn No,. 17 chute district
Is Insufficient Co keep, the places there
clear. And it is^absolutely necessary
to increase the quantity as -early as
possible.    - ' 0 \ •'•,
The airways of this mine have, been
allowed to fall out of repair and the
work of reopening them to ample area
must proceed without delay. Brattice
must be kept- well up to the faces In
accordance with,Rule 2 section 82 of
the-act.  -'.-*•_■-
■ (Signed) FRANCIS° H. SHEPHERD
•''- '"* " Chief Inspector of Mines- '■
;   No. 8 Mine Slope District
In  accordance  with sub-section' 6,
section 67 of the Coal'Mines Regulation Act, L hereby certify that .1 have
examined the roadways, air courses,
and working,, places of the Slope a district of No. 8 mine. Found .'standing
gas in Vdoms 1' to 5, No. 2 east level.
Places* standing.. '   ,   *
■ Also-in No,- 3 east dip level j also No.
4 west level.- The air'in* this section
of the miiie is charged with 3 * per
cent.- of marsh gas and .the ventilation must be increased without t^elay.
The working places are weH'brattised.
but great'"care and vigilance must be
exercised i by all employeesjppncerned
therein ^.as this section is -giving off
gas. very freely. „■.--..,- ■-.- *■--
. ,1 also'Vxamlne-j'.the, old-workings Jin
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The Searchlight of Public  Opinion and
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What it Reved0-Men are Holding
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on With Confidence
ACCIDENT AT COLEMAN
J, Emmerson, Paul Alo?*bnx and Otto Soronsen were very badly hurt in
No. '2 mine at Coleman oh Thursday.
The accident was caused by a bad
cave-in while the men were working
in pillars. It has been reported since
that Emerson had succumbed, "having
had his back broken by the fall of
rock, but we, are unable to confirm
.this report.
REV.    WILLIAMSON    LEAVING
TROUBLE AT
TABER OVER
Vice-Pres. , Stubbs   Busy
,  Signing Agreements--
Four in a Row
11 "J
To show how the capitalist corporations are doing things at Glace, Bay
we reprint the following Items from
the Glace Bay Standard:
The Coal Company, by Its police
officers is very busy just how serving notices on their tennants.tq, vacate their homes.. A squad of "specials' visited quite a number.of people
yesterday and left a notice^, a copy of
which we print hereunder
We are.advised.by competent legal
authority that the notices, now being
served by the Coal* company are positively-not worth the' paper on which
they are written. They are interesting chiefly on account of bearing the
signature of the genial - second vice''
president ' of the Dominion Coal Co.,
'Ltd. '*■■   ** *        ,        -     ,   '
, The notices being no good then the
"occupants of the houses ■ who receive
notice to quit should stand by , their
rights under the law. • • '
"' Theoretically* the coal .company, 1?
just" as much bound to obey the law as
the ordinary coal miner,'' and in the
case of eviction the people should sec
to it that the Coal company go about
the work;of driving tenants out o°
their homes in a .legal manner. The
men-are entitled to the protection bf
the law so don't let the Coal Company
do .any bluffing. , Follow the law in
the- main level -.to^the top of .No. 5,
incline aridrfound the-air-in'* the,upper' portion -charged -with .four percent of rn^rsh ga,s. '" • 7 /-'"' ...
. ' (Sighed) FRANCIS H. SHEPHERD
"'■ Chle'f Inspector of Mines ''.*''
FERNIE AT HOME
TO CORBIN BOYS
The Best Ball Game bf the Season
Witnessed by Enthusiastic
Crowd-Knockers Busy
,".   ". \   ' • _—:— '     i . ■■'■
every particular;and don't let the Co.
frighten you out of;your homes.-     -
•vThe*Overholding Tenants Act, is no
thing to be.afraId;:,of.-.The Company
under it a're^bouod^to'give you> proper.
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notice,' and you' cannot legally be" put
out of your house until the,, company
obtains an order bf the court. It will
take some] time, to obtain this .order,
and in the meantime you are entitled
to keep "all ^trespassers from entering
,your homes, and if they-, get in you
are entitled to put them out, oven to
use as much force as is necessary to
accomplish that object. This is your
right under tho law—see that you get
your rights.   ,       *        ' *>
Here is the notice:
Sir: As you have "ceased; abandoned
or discontinued to work for or on tho
works of, the Dominion Coal Co., Ltd.
a body corporate,' which cqmpany is
your landlord, said company hereby
gives you, notice"' ,to IMMEDIATELY
quit, vacate, and deliver up to it and
demands the' possession, occupation,
and use of \ said Company's tenement'
(House', No...'.'.)" and premises occupied by you at New Aberdeen in said
County of Cape' Breton held by''you
from said Company, wider, and , by
virtue of a written agreement dated on
9th May, 1908.7     '>.■    .*
Said company also notifies you that
you have ceased to be and are no longer in its employ. .
If you do hot immediately quit, vac"
ate and' deliver upNto said company
the possession, occupation and use of
said tenement and premisus proceedings will be taken against you under
the Overholding Tenarlits Act.
• *' .   - =-_-    - ?Yburs etc'.'     *  a
',    "J y '  G. HJ*DUGGAN,
Second Vice-president and General
Manager.    ,        .--v? v ,
The First Eviction .,
The first eviction since the'strike be
gan took place on Saturday. It will be
remembered • that -' a7 heavy rain was
falling in the early~-morning,. and_J.t_
Monday, Aug. 2nd was Booster's
Day in Fornie, boln-j; tho lst anniversary of Now Fernie, but a visitor tn
our town would have thought, "Knock*
ore' Day" moro appropriate if ho had
wandered ovor to the ball park and
hoard the' lcnookors boosting for Corbin agnlnat tho homo team. ,
Tho local toam nro all boys who
jriavo mado Fornio thoir homo and
hnvo tlio intorosts of Fornio at heart.
Thoy play ball for Fornia Just for tlio
glory of tt, quitting thoir jobs to do
so without a chanco of nny rocom*
pernio, and to havo a bunch of knock*
are roftHtliiR tliem when thoy aro doing thoir boot Ib disheartening, to nay
tho least.
To add Insult to injury novornl prominent niomboru of tho board of trado
who1 aro boosting (7) (not) for Fonili
hnd tho 1 argont Blzod hammors and
tho rawost bunch of knockers on tho
KroundH, Tho Corbin boyH won tho
gnmo 0 to 7 but tt wan    anybody h
gnmo until tho laBt mnn wnn out, lt
wan tho-boat gamo ovory plnyod an
tho local grounds from a spectator'-!
point of vlow, hnrd doan htttlng, daring base running and soti«atlonnl flout*
Ing mnklng It tho most upoctneulnr
gnmo ovor playod In Fornio,
, Thoro woro flvo doublo plays pullo:'
off,   throo by tho locals and two by
Corbtn,   whloh   will bo a rocord for
, yonrs to como in omatour ball.
.IrthnHn, (T-Onv ntirt Murrnv onr-hir
«(. tho batting honoru for Corbin and
Spilman, Wholnn nnd McDougall grabbed tho bunting for tho homo guards,
McDougall's wallop In the sixth was
tbo longost hit of tbo gamo whon ho
plmhl-nrl onfi to Aaen right nnd did n
snlomo danco .for throo sacks.   TJio
youngutora on tho team would hnvo
floldoil much bottor had tho crowd
boon wltli' thom, but tho nnvll choiiu
took tho hoart out uf thom nnd af
footed tbolr pUy.    The Corbin boy*
nro Borao pumpkin* at ball pl&yort**,
nnd fielded with barely a •k.p. Qlov-
cr'e muff o( an easy lint) drivo in tho
, 6th with two down atarted a awatfent
which loit the gamo to tbe locali
With the baiea loaded Murray knock
od a llnor nt Qlovor which ho ran
after like a drunken ctfel and whll-5
bit wa** booUbK tl wouad tUu CnxhVx
fair deal. Throwing a man out on
the highway with his belongings In a
pouring rain storm is hardly treatment
that -vyould be contained within tho
golden rule.      .*
We doubt greatly that if conditions
were reversed the poor Polander would
treat the Coal company officials in th^
same'manner.    -, ,.
The Polander and his belongings
were, taken in charge by the United
Mine Vyorkers of. America that he will
receive the .necessary attention at the
iSome Facts of the Case
hands of that organization.
At. the beginning of the strike the
P. W. A. had about $23,000 i'n its defence fund. Sin<je the strike-began the
U. M.'-.W. have"spent more than $26,-
000 a week. This is an object, lesson
as to which society the men slici-lct
join. . Of what use "to the working-
men is the P. "W. A.? - It is perhaps
a nice thing for Mr. Ichn Moffat,' who
gil.s a good -'viii'g out if It. - It i
probably of some benefit to others
who manage to get pickings and commissions by being friends of the leaders. But suppose that tbe- P. W.A.
wanted something from the", company
that the company' would . not give?
How could-that organization enforce
Its-demahds? How long could it be
out on strike with a-.defenca ,'und nt
_was at that time that five of the special sleuths of the company pounced
upon an unfortunate Polander at No.
2." ••'.These 'men threw his .furniture
outside, •. anfl bed', ^^^{^AJ^qqA^
of a'similar'character*received a thorough soaking, practically runinlng the
poor fellows belongings. -Surely tho
company might be a bit more reasonable. Ordinary every.day courtesy Is
perhaps too'much to expect from either the higher or lowerfofflclals ot the
corporation, li.certainly cannot be expected from the greater number of IU
special police. But as a diplomatic
movo the action must bo'condemned.
The ordinary citizen ^ants to see a
In the Baptist church on Sunday
evening Rev., Mr, Williamson preached, what was practically his last ser
mon as pastor of the church. In ht3
closing address he made it plain' thai
he was presenting only the samo simple truth that he liad always sough',
to place before his people. Ho referred to the growth that had taken plae",
in the church in the last few. years,
and predicted that it Would continue.
Mr. Williamson has received-the ap
pointment of general secretary of tho
British Columbia Sunday school association, his duties as such to begin on
the 1st of October. In the meantime
ho has gone east on a trip, trying to
interest Baptists ofo that part of the
Dominion in the work here, with a
view to the speedy completion of the
church building now in course of erection. Mr.(> Willlamson-ahas received
assurances from the Northwest and
Ontario and Quebec boards that he
will receive every' assistance possible
to facilitate |.he placing of. his mission
before the people' of those sections.
'At the conclusion of the Sunday evening service the ordinance of the Lord's
Supper was observed,' when methods
were discussed for procuring' a nev
pastor, and for supplying the pulpit
in the absence of Mr. Williamson. A
number of exceptionally capable men
are In sight, and the pastor was"' requested to get in touch with some of
them on his trip.'-" The membership
regret that Rev. Williamson is on'the
eve of his departure from'Fernie, bui
feel' that the \ work-.'of ,'the'   Sundai
Out* Taber correspondent writes   as
follows:
Taber Aug. 2
Editor District ■ Ledger
Dear Sir: Tho trouble at the Canada
West. Coal mine, Taber, has been set- .
tied satisfactorily to all concerned.
The agreement was signed on Saturday night. -Vice-President Stubbs, the
local officers Chas. Rodger nnd Hopkin Bans, having the dedsions„of th«
board which did not suit them, went
into negotiation's with tho company.
They now have a more satisfactory .
agreement than they ever had before.
Vice-President Stubbs is young in
years, but his expo*.'ence In* dloi.-uc
18 tlio last, six years has been of great
service in negotiating the agreement.-;
that have been made around Taber..
Vice-President StutJbs has in four
weeks' signed up with the Great West
Co., The Monarch Coal Co., Domestic
Coal Co., and now the Canada*West
Coal Company, outside of attending to
other work., 'He left Taber on Sun
day morning for Passburg.
$23000?      ,-■*-,
The Coal Company is not afraid'oZ
the-P. W. A. because.it knows It is
practically dead.. It hopes to kill the
Uj.M.AV^b'y; the aid of the p. W,:A,
If'the U. IU. W. Is beaten "the'P.'l\V:
A. will.be beaten. Then the men who
are working will see their, mistake,
Their children and ^childrens. children
will suffer for the mistake and many
of these porhaps go hungry as a result
"of the action of the P. W. A. men today. -, '     .     ' _„---=""
The men1 now working should,think
this over and then follow the course
suggested by judgment and common
sense.
DISTRICT OFFICERS
BUSY SIGNING UP
• On Thursday Vice-Pres. Stubbs and *
Sec. A. j'. Carter were at Royal,Collieries, Lethbridge, and met the man;
agement to consider the -, contract
rates for' those mines". An agreement
was arrived* at;  it is practically the
school, to which.he _will, in°future" devote his entire time^and energies, is
of such paramount'importance, that
he 'is acting for the best in accepting
the prof erred call of the B." C, Association -.V Mi*: .WllliannWs headquar'
ters will bo in Vancouver, to"' wlhch
city he expects to move his family on
his return from the east.
Barnxnis^fliFohe-which the A. nTTfe*""
I. Co. are now working under.
On Friday they were in conference
.with Mr. Hamilton at Loitch Collieries, Passburg, and a satisfactory
agreement  was concluded.
We regret to say that our Elko and
Baynes correspondents have resigned.
opening;™ brewery
bunch woro tin canning across Dw
plate llko'a bunch of-acarod wolves.
McDonell did not pitch hia usual goo 1
gamo for the locals as his wlldne,^
was costly, but when ho could locato
tho plato ho was thoro with tin
goods.
Whelan on the receiving end caught
his usual good gnmo nnd his throwing
to bases was deadly, and nftor tho
first fow Innings tho Corbin bunch
quit trying to Btoal, Mongher nnd
Murray for Corbin nre a stnr French
bnttory which thoy Importod from tho
southern pnrt of rrnnco. Tho local
bunch wuro weakened by tho abuono
of' McMillan, McKellar and Wnltors
Davoy, on 1st and Spilman'on 3rd
foaturod Ih two fast doublo playu,
whloh gavo tho antl-boostors honrh
dlseaso, BqIow Is tho tabulated tain
of woo: ,
Corbin
A.D, U.1I.E.
J, Robortu 3b
Murray, o ,,
O'Day l.f, ,,
Shprecor cf
DnvlB 2nd
I). Roberts r.f.
Skefflngton h,k,
Dltmor lb
Mongher lb
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mul iimmm
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2b
3rd
0
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Spllmnn
Wholan
McDonolI. p
Whito rt.
Tiavey 1h   .
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McDougall  c.f.
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Summary: Two baao blta, Spilman,
Whelan, O'Dea, 'iUiUtir,; i b&ac htta-
McDougall. Double playa, Spilman to
Tuthill; Bpilman to Davey lu Bpllmau;
Whito to Davey to Whelan.
IUae» on balli, McDonald 9; Meag*
hor 4.
Struck out by Mcet-jhor 4; by Me
Donell 4. Attendance 1000. Umpire
Ktulubr, tliiiii of trjivjitt l.W. ,.
Monday last was a red lottor day for
Fernio, being the first anniversary of
tho groat flro of one yoar ago.
Tho cltlzons all took tho dity to col*
ebrato In some way tho wondorful pro-
gross thnt has boon mndo tn tho rebuilding of ono of tho most ontorprls*
ing cltlos of tho west, All work was
suspended for tho day, tho noise' of
tho' hammer and saw that has boon
continuously iolng olnco Inst August
was not in ovidoneo nt ull.
Tho Sunday schools combined and
hnd porhaps tho largest crowdR with
thom at Elko,A apodal train wns run
ovor tho O. P. ll,, nnd according to
nil roporte thoy hnd nn ldonl dny,
Tho Iocnl biuobntl plnyora got to*
gotha.- nnd arrnngod to put a picked
nlno against Corbtn and thobost gamo
of tho season rotu-lted.
PorhapB tho moat lntorostlnfi ovont
on tho programme waa tho official op*
onlng of tho now browory.
Tho mnnngomant of tho Pernio Fort
Stoelo Drawing Company moiiI out 000
porsonal Invitations, bosldos ndvortlg*
Ing thoir opening In all tho pnpors or
tho district, which romiltod ln thom
ontortalnlng fully G00O pooplo on that
nnmnlnn. Tt nuri» wnn n event nd.
vorttsomont. To Rtand by nnd watch
tho hundroda upon hundrodR coming
nnd going and to boo tho enroful attention that all tho vlultors rocolvod
would mako pooplo wondor how ovory*
thing ♦".mild have b«»»n rebuilt nnd r«*
established so completely lu ao short
'a tlmo. Tho director*-*, at well ai
tho Iocnl management, certainly do*
sorvo groat pralso for tho nchlovo*
menta In thla roapect.
A ahort htatory or akotch of tho
plant of thla concorn la In ordor. On
Ajuguit tbo first ono yoar ago,, the en*
tlrti plant of thla company wna de*
atroyod by fire, On September 15th
following:, the first work In conneetfoB
with tho now browory waa alartod.
Deiplto the fact that wlntor facort the
contractor, and that at tbat tlmo
■aifatfut*/ urny luui uf lulldlair. ltt*Unt*l
was hard to obtain, on account of tho
unusual domand causod by tho ro*
olght months,*; thb building was ready
for occupancy. Ono month lator tho
first brow was tiirnod out,
Tho totnl cost of tho buildings nnd
plant as it stands today will run closo
to throo hundred thousand dollars, Tho
designs of this building are exceptionally artistic, and the brick worlc, which
is dono with tho Iocnl brick, manufactured by tha Fornio Brick Co,, Is ono
of tho bost plocos of work to bo Boon,
Thc Interior is fitted with steel and
concroto, and it is an nbsolutoly flro
ntul dirt proof building In ovory particular, Mont broworlos lmvo ho
much wood In thoir construct Ion that
It Is uttorly Impossible to prohibit
dirt from accumulating, but In thla
building thoro Is scarcely a plnco of
wood to bo soon,
Tho colllngB of oach dopni'tmoiit are
extraordinarily high, tho vontilation
good, nnd ■ tho light most offoctlvo,
thus nffordlng (lie employee*-) a cloiin,
light aud healthy plnco to work, Tho
building of ii comploto oily, within
oiiglua room la fitted up with n 71. h.p.
ongltin of UH) revolutions, and whloh
runs with surprlnlng hIIoiico,   . Kncli
SUNDAY SCHOOLS
a l '
PICNIC AT ELKO
An Ideal Day and a Large Crowd-
Good .Programme of Sports
Baseball and Football
machlno In this huge concorn is run
und operated by an Individual motor,
thus creating n largo saving In powor.
Tho beer that has boon turned ,out
since tho browory started work Ib pro.
nounced by export testors to bo tho
bOBt tn tho land,
Prosldont Mut*', and'his colleagues,
and tho socrotary J, B, Smith, aro to
bo highly congratulated on thoir on*
torprlso, courtesy and success In ro*
establishing this onormouH plant, ami
on tho official opening on Mondny.
Each vinltor wan the recipient of sand-
wIcIioh1, waliioi- worst nnd tho boiir
thnt will mako Fornie fnmoiifl.
Tho ovoning of Monday was occupied by tho rogular Ioaguo baseball
match, and wo understand thnt tho
Donrd of Trndo hnd n banquot. Wo
worn told Hint wo woro not oxpootod
to bo pi'OBont nml perhaps thnt accounts for tho fact thnt lho outside
proHH woro sunt coiiiplliiimitnry Invitations nnd tho Iocnl prosM who are
doing (In* boosting for Fornio, worn
nllglitod.
Wr* woro tho recipient-* of n dozen
bottloa of boor from tho now browory
on Thiii'fldny, Tho Blft wan vory much
appreciated.
PLANT Of THf. rtRNIf#ONT tTCCLe   BREWERY
Monday, August 2nd dawned gloomy
and looked threatening for picnics nml
sports allko,, Not lacking In spirit
thoso- Interested In the Union Sunday
School picnic wont forth with a will,
and by thoir onorgy and poruovurnnco
woro onalod lo mustoi- up a satisfactory gathering for tliolr ovont nt Elko,
It was encouraging to boo tho numbor
who tiirnod out undor such adverse
clrcuinHtaneoH. On arrival at Elko
preparations won** quickly mado to
hoo thnt all woro mado nt homo, nnd
lo glvo It a gonornl picnic nHpoct.
Sports woro apoudlly commenced and
football wnH first In order, tho iln,)-
lists nnd Methodists trying conduit*
Ioiib with Jack Lundy mnstor of corn*
monloH. With nil kinds of faitli lu
thn roforoci'H impartiality, llio Baptist,*.
wont nftor tho pig akin, unit noon hn-i
thoir opponents sqiioczml, JMuy win
lo bo 20 in In ut o halves, hut on kiiIii*
Ing flrHt blood, lln> ItnptlstB found tliut
tlioy hnd boon playing koiiid 30 niln-
titoH, tho roforoo tn tho moantlmu In.
Ing tipped to MreU'h the tlmo. Play
In tho second hnlf found the ImplUm
ngnln In tho ndvnutng.- ami with Unwind lu thoir Imclt scored tbo hpcoih'
gnnl which wiih disallowed. On ro
miming llm Methodists took lionrt nno
by n most HtrenuoiiH effort workod the
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pennlty Y\cV. ti*v*i*i111th* In ;i :*inn ff
ono all. The bnll wiih quickly In jiln;*
with tho HaptlBtH In posHnsHlnn. mil
on nn onsy try MoNtrloH mUsod wliur
looked llko a Hiiro goat,     Tlio t-tinu
r,iiitf,,i    l„    *,    .I,.,,,!,    ,,.t,l.    t\.      t». . ,i.,
'      ' ' *        '-  ' .'■-,<        ,-4.
pressing hard. Iu tho afternoon vai
Ioiib npons of Intr-irest lo tlio youngo.-
folk took place nntl io thom foil u
iharo of wholoKomo ontortalnmr-nt In
those events, Following theso ovouH
tho older ones took part, nnd while
considered has beam, showed then*
Kent and Intercut In what Ib known
a* past lilutory.
Baseball found tt* way, an could bo
■expect.*..! In Dw afternoon's tporit,
and thfl ip--*ctatori woro treated tl
two brands of the name. First rami
the juniors of Fernie vs. the junior--
of the fted Apple country. While ni
BpoctutoiB, wo nro told that, the bcoi'-i
waB 0 to 7 In favor of the noosvllJn
PennutH, with tho visitors plnylng n In
Hruce In tlio Inst singes, Tho gamo
Ih lo bo replayed nt a futuro dato ou
lho homo grounds and thoro will bo
something doing;
Tho DnptlBUProBbytorlnn bnll toam"
suroly showed tlio Mothodlst-EngllHn
nggrogntlon how to piny tho gnmo,
and ovon now iho pai'Hons of tho Ion*
Iiik tonm nrn wondering how It Imp-
pencil. Jack Lunyd was brought Into this gnmo but It waH onBlly soon
Hint ho had boon bought ho ho did no:
Iiihi long, An Elko gont offlclntod in
the final atngoK, but It waH no mio,
Ilin Ht. Aiidri'WH-John tho Implls-.
gitiig had li on the John Woiiloy nnd
St, JiimcB nlnn nnd nt liiHt nccotinti
lho Hcoro wns still being counted. Thu
wlnnt't'n in hoiiio nf tho other nvmitw
worn:
(llr)H rnr-n: s yenrH, Mngglu McUu*
glilln, Kllt'ii Siiuynr,
HoyH* nice, M yenrs:
K. llobb,
ItoyH i'ii(.c, ujiiholntioii
.1, IOhrIuii,   '
(llrls  row, roiiHllntlnii:
A. llanvtl.
Mnnli'd iiii-n: Wliiitiuoiigli, lliinim-
bio.
•j. .,(,<<     .H.ll.     i.lllll.iK     D.HI    .HIl'iHilfl-
Married women, *,t> ynrdn.* .Mrs, J,
l.tindy; 2nd Mm. Jntnlf-noii, lime t
hour nnd 3ft mlnutoH.
'(Ilnrm-BB  broke down  in    Kevern*
4 IP, .  , , -    t ,
■4 .    .,     ........     .,, .... -i.......     .,aj^.>*       ...Wa ,:
proven Dw nv«>nt.,of Hie day,'
Taken nil In nil tho dny wnn most
r-njoynhlo nnd thoHC Mtopplng tit homo
tnlHRed a good day's treat. The event
will doubtless reuolve Itself Into nu
annual nffnjr and another year will
likely tilt) tho .tccoiiiplUhment of a dt
aervlng oulinK. For the Utile folWi
alone the dny Ih mont desirable anl
on thla account nlone should recotvo
tbo appro-,a! of «*«ry foyal rlii.-i-n.
Don't forget It next year. The train
. left Fernio tt 9.20 and returned at
7.4f», Rtvlnn everyone a moat enjoy,
able daj*« outing.
M. (llddlngi
ll. Clddlngi
K.  Oloviir.
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THE-DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,   B.C. AUGUST 7 1909
OUR
y Conducted, under the direction of "Proletarian"
,   Address all matter for this  page, to "Proletarian" District Ledger
HUMAN NATURE
A number of ministers of the Gospel
realizing that Socialism is a live subject, and that it-is engaging the entire
thought and attention of the people of
ever'v nation, frequently preach upon
Socialism from the pulpit, but It is
rather pitiable to realize that these
saintly men who pretend to know so
much about God and the life beyond
the grave, know so little about the doctrines promulgated by Socialism. The
c*
men who has studied philosophy, the
ology and wrestled with tho scriptures
to make a showing that there aro
mansions beyond the stars, seems Indifferent*' in becoming- thoroughly acquainted with a subject that materially affects this interests of the peoplo
during their presence here on this
earth.      , *   '    -
A short time ago an eloquent divine
who draws a fat salary for something
he knows nothing about, declared to
his fashionable congregation that "Socialism could never* come owing to. the
fact that you cannot change human
nature. If human nature cannot be
changed, then why is this pulpit pounder elaborating on the beauty and the
glory of an invisible world and endea
voring to lead men 'and women so
close to the standard of- perfection
here on earth that when they shuffle
off this mortal coil they will be given
credentials for admission to the mansions of the blessed, where, harps and
* > i
..crowns are as plentiful as fleas are in
California?
If human nature cannot be changed,
why then plead with the sinner to
come to repentance?
If human nature is fixed and not
subject to change, -then- the Christian
people all along the centuries have
made a serious mistake wben they ex-
omics, not, however, the economics oi
schools and colleges. The economics
which they, are studying are the economics of Karl Marx, economics which
.have a revolutionary import, and although they merit the title of dismal
science, because of the unpleasanr
truths they contain,, nevertheless beai
a message of hope to the disinherited
of all lands.—Western Clarion,
A  STEP FORWARD
pended countless millions of money in
building temples to God and paying
salaries to' preachers to paint pictures
of the golden shore of eternity and the
pearly gates In the hope that man
would life his eyes from the earth
and permit his vision to contemplate
the glorious life of the promised land,
if only he would be redeemed from his
sin. If human nature cannot change
why then preach temperance to the
drunkard or chastity to the fallen
woman?
Go into the "rod light" district of
any of the large cities of this country
and interview the women who havo
become social outcasts, and each and
evory one of- thoBo womon who aro
lost to shame can recall the tlmo when
an, offensive or vulgar word mantled
their cheek with a blush, and can vividly remember tho tlmo when an Indo*
cent, proposal would bo rejected with
nil tho scorn of outraged womanhood.
Will tho preacher contend that thoro
has beon uo chango In human nature
from tho tlmo she woro upon hor brow
the crown of virtue, nnd lho tlmo tha',
sho wont down to dishonor? People
who prato that human naturo cannot
bo cbungod nro blind to facts and profit but littlo from lessons that can bo
lenriind In tho school of oxpoiionco any
lime.
1 Tho pronchor whon called from ono
church to nnotlior Immediately on on
torlng tbo now flold of his inborn, Is
Hiiro to mako inquiry iih to tho char*
neior of tho dlfforont neighborhoods,
In ordor thnl ho may loenlo IiIh family
whore lho fliiiTonndlngH are good,
If human nntiiro ennnot bo chnnged
why llion aro the faihei'H and mothers
ho piirtlcuar an to Dw neighborhoods
In which thoy live?
Tlio mnn and woman of nvoiago In*
tolllgenco ronllzi'H Mint human nntiiro
Ih unvoruod lo a viiHt extent by economic rondttlonH.--Kx.
THINKING
The wm'kcrK are li-ui'iiiiiK to think
for th*<iiiiiclvnH mid In organlzo In their
ov*,,) iiiiiii'hln- Tblh Ik a iintuiiil ion
hi'i'iii'iin- of Iheir .tKMxliitalti ln litrg'.'
linliiHtrlal cKiiihllHliiuentH, thoir cilucu-
tlon In the hcIiooIh mid Iheir ciifi'it!--
c-lilhfinoiii. l-'roni tbo flriit flows tho
HeiiHe of iinlhliirlly, from the neeond
their  Inielleinml  (mining,  from  He*
WilM 1 m ii i trilM («u*>lii*»» til (<.<ium.ii
;, i> ii *
(Jin e u-iiiii ii time people believed I'l
tlw divine rlirhi of kliiits. Todny thov
li'-Hew In the divine right nf enpllnl
Hut UiIh Inttei1 heller Is pnnatng nwnv
+ r,   '.       ,'    ,41   >      * f -1..J      ■*.<,•«     H        --.<• a. '.*■ *■>   ***        *>    * *>'*       IH     I-
in the belief ihnt povetry la n blesHlng
in dlHitulHe. The chiireh Ih IohIiik it*
hold over large HeetlotiH of the community. Among the working men
anil women a feeling prevails thnt tho
elmrrli Ih cont rolled by the woll to do
In (In* Irili'ioMlH of the well to do, a',
nin- niie Ihe old teneblnga no lnni".***.'
The San Francisco Star a few weeks
ago, commenting on the Calhoun verdict had' tho following- to say about it
editorially:   *
'■The result of the Calhoun trial was
not a surprise. A verdict of acquittal
would have been a surprise. Considering the lack of evidence connecting
the defendant directly with the crime
charged against him, a 'Verdict of guilty would have beon a surprise. As
to general or majority belief in his
guilt, that Is another matter, ' with
which the jury had nothing to do.
"The people will learn from that
trial another part of the lesson so necessary for them to learn, that private
ownership and control of public func*
tlons do not pay from any standpoint,
and that attempts to protect the pub:
lie by prosecuting bribers of public
officials are in the main futile. Bribery of public servants is not done on
the street or In the presence of witnesses.     - ■   '
"Desirable' as it may be to punish
bribery by imprisonment, it- is very
evident that the terrors of prison life
do not stop bribery of public servants
by private monopolists To untangle
tbe tangled skein of corruption inseparably, connected with private ownership of, public utilities, there must be
public ownership of all such utilities."
The. Star is looked-upon as one of
the ablest champions of the Democratic party on the Pacific coast: Its edit-.
PURITY
(By George E. Bowen)
0 seek it not in cloistered,celfs, witl\
costly, incense kept,
Nor in the heart whose studied tears
o'er uses vain have wept—
A white syringa halts us here, where
comrades come aud go,   ,
And crowns us with such spotless-
grace as souls unspoiled can
know.
No bared Inventions hedge about the
' white, uusullied,jchurm '->
Whose perfumed passion of delight no
vandal hate would harm.
What virtue has this sacred flower it
lavishes today ,   •
Upon  the   weary and  despised,  who
know not how to-pray.
Unguarded of flie open night its chastity has slept
ln safety when thc skulking thoughts
of armed invaders crept.
Untarnished by a first reproach,   its,
heart unfolds for all
Who from its freedom and its faith a
sweet religion call.
/   ■ ,y
No pilgrimage, to perfect things     in
penance dark shall find
Salvation if to blossoms white its pri-
■ soned eyes are blind.
The morning worshippers, and     the
night, before the shrine of joy,
And purity its passion is, that nothing
can destroy.
Steam heated throughout.
Hot and cold Baths.
The King Edward
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Fernie's  Leading - Commercial; Hotel,
Rates $2.50 and upwards, ., 'y
J. L. GATES; PROP.
't?:'i*4w'
Wi^fecognTzed as a'PilllantTmah; in
the field of journalism and the above
editorial practically concedes that
prosecution of-criminals who are owners of public utilities, is but a-waste
of time and energy and will prove fu
tile.   f ' ...
, The Star has placed Itself on record
as favoring the public ownership of
public utilities, and if collective ownership of public utilities is a step towards the liberation of the people
from the thralldom of private monopoly, then why not advocate the public
ownership of all tho means that are
collectively used by tho people to produce the necessaries of life?
If tho public ownership of water,
light, street railways, streets, etc, will
stop bribery of public servants, and
untanglo the tangled skein of corruption then how much closor, would wo
bo to tho rolgn of justico, If we col'
loctlvely owned tho natural resources
of the earth and the machinery of
production and distribution?-
Tho public ownorshlp of wntor, light
nnd street rnlhyays undor tho capitalist syBtom will afford but littlo rollof
to tho great masses of people. Tho
multitude who cnn only work through
.tho coiiHont of tho * fow, will realize
but littlo bonoflt from tho public ownership of public, utilities,
Hut, whon tho Star proclulniB for
the public ownership of public mill*
(Ioh, il Ih a Hlop fnrthor toward Ihnt
not fnr dlHlnnl day whon tho pooplo
shnll iIho in thoir mi I toil Htrcngth nud
doninnd thnt tho system which dorr*
uptH nml (loliii.ichos "lho HorvnntB of
the people," Hhnll go down to ItB olor-
mil ilealh.'
DIVIDING UP
Did you Hiiy In a few yearn nfier So*
elrillHin wiih luiiiigui'iiteil tbnt every.
Ihlug would bo buck again In the
lintulH of the rich?
Indeed II would be If llio RurlnllHlH
tin ended to "divide up" and give evory
Olin (III eqillll hI'IU'c with which 10 (1(1
iih Iir doHlroil. .Tlmy ilo not propoHn
tu dn nnythlnK of Dw kind,
The people now own the public edit-
cation HchnnlH, flro departiiioiUh, wnteribeginning.
ONLY THE BEGINNING
aSome Republican and Democratic editors, seem at loss to account for the
doings of Congress these days.
bW'h'lle its tinkering with the tariff
has digressed very little from the confirmed,, stand pat policy, so that the
new-constrosity is to theliking of the,
conservative organs, there is no ex
plaining why congress should devote.
"itslime to consi"derlaxlng~ihcomes an?."
corporations. .
Of course it by no means follows
that congress is serious in proposing
these measures, nor is it certain that
between th'eperverseness of the Supreme court and th dilatorlness of the
several states! they will soon come to
be voted upon as amendments to the
constitution.        <*
'' But it is gratifying to note the con'
sternation of dyed in the wool Repub
licans and Democrats, just at the time
when English old fogies are speechless
over the quite moderate budget Introduced by Lloyd George.
There is no mistaking what the Republican party is doing.- It Is swallowing at a gulp tho so called * radical
measures of populism, dead and embalmed, and of tho democracy, dead
and decaying. Tho principal reason
the grand old party hns in doing this
is to win to Itsolf tho more progressive elomenlB of the old partlos.
Thore cannot bo said to bo any further method in tho madness of this Bulwark of conservatism. No ono ronlly
bollovcs thnt lho Republican pnrty 13
yenrnlng to serve the common peoplo.
No ono bolievcB thnt It Is aiming to
bring about Socialism, nor thnt its
antics nro calculated to procnistinnlo
Its fnelng tho social question. In tho
pnnle of fear In which tho Republican
loudci-H find thomsolvoH, thoy do not
know which way to turn.
Tho Republican party ennnot, go
bnck. Competition ns the dynnmo
of conimorclnl nativity will novor bo
rcHiiHcltntod, And tho Ropubllcan
pnrty cniitiot Htnnd Htlll It houiuIh llio
pulHo of popular suffering and Ih not
lillii«1 to (ho fact that thc wrougH ol
thc lovyly will bo rodroHKOd. Its efforts lo uppenHo, the multitude are feeble only horuiiHo tho old part Ioh are
cowardly rnthor thnn Inennipntnnt,
Thoy'feel Instinctively thnt ovory
Htop they tnko Ih n Htep in advance,
nud thoy will move no fnster thnn
I bey are compelled.
The taxing of IwameH mul enrpor
ntioiiK even though the plan workH out
ns yvoll a« now eoiiiompliited. In there,
fore only n beginning and n very poor
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who 'stand with them have not yet
como to, realize their strength or their
mission,
The awakening of tho intelligence
of the masses will be comparablo only
to the social revolution 8ure to follow,—Joseph B. Cohen In Chicago So.
ciallst.
work*-, wiirHlilpx, nost    offlees,    etc,
and llit'Mc lire never divided up.  The
The mont noUecitble feature of the
present pnyi'linlngy of the genem! puh*
fire (lepiirlment ennnot hrlhe ihe wn-jlle Ih Iih Innhlllty to group llHelf for
ItH makeup hitihcUh
INVENTOR8
Whnt about lnvontors under Socialism?        '
The majority of the lnvontors havo
novo rboon, benefited by their inventions boonuso tho capitalists gcnornlly
got lho profits. Tho census reports
show1 that sixty flvo por cent of our'
lnvontors dio paupers.
Undor Soelnllflni tho inventor would
bo glvon overy oncourngoment and
iiHslBtnnce by the government and hi-
would ho properly rewarded with o
pension.
' This capitalistic government now
has chomlHtB at worlc trying to invont
hoiiio high oxploslvo or somo now
fnngled gun with which to kill tho
people more rapidly. Socialism
would have lnvontors nt work to bonoflt, tho peoplo nud not to kill thom.
Uvury Invention miilur Socialism
would shorten honi'Hr!of worlc for the
whole people, nnd would bo hallofl
wllh Joy and grateful approciatlon.
Now invention.*- throw thousands out
of work nnd forco thom to bo trarapi
paupers and criminals,
.'.dlHon our greiitost Inventor, do««
not work for profit, hut Iwcihihu hlb
Kre'H luletleet finds flu iiiiturnl ex*
preKHlnn lu electricity nnd mechanics.
He lum been known to work weeks m
n llmu wll hunt ever leaving; his work*
shop or laboratory.
He Is several tlnum n millionaire,
und with his Immense popularity he
enuld  ent   n   wider nwdth  tlmn      nnv
The Socialists of America have recently through, their national office,
taken a census of their membership.
Tho result shows that 71 per cent of
tho Socialists are American born, 9
per cent Gorman, 5 per cent Scandinavian, 4 per cent Engli-ih, 2 por cent.
FlnnlBh, I) nor cont of ot.v,.*-** national!*
ties.
Sixty two per cent., of tho membership canvassed belong to labor organl
zntlons, 17 per cont aro farmois, 9 pot
cent commercial men, 5 por com ••.
crnfesslonnl mon.
Thirty flvo por cont woro formerly
Republicans in politics, 40 por cent
Democrats", IB por cont Populists, G
per cent Independents,' 4 por cont Pro*
ihbltlonists,—Social Domocrallc-IIor*
aid.
to ti
or true
Miff lie io nlliiy iheir illK-oiilenl. Anjl«irV«. nuvleii, army, poutofflce. wnt»*r-
nnil-rellgloiiRiie/iH akin to that    whif1.1 works, etc,
i-l.aiii«-i«-rhe(l the Ff«nfli lle-.ol.ition J..', AU of Dw «t»o*,e im.titu«ionii are now
dfv.'lnptnt*; among tho proleinrlnt of ownwl !>y th*- people- equally, and you
K-i-mi* and America. \d» not. i-*»* Jo you propoae !rt divide
In the domain of political economy,;tli<i*tn m» and then permit the rich to
a like unorthodox)- Is mflnlfenr.nt**-, li-;i?ot»h»(» them up in a *k*w >«*ar», «wl>
self. A large nnd In^renslng nfimber to be redlvlded nnd uolihled up again,
of woiklnn P'-ople are ntudyliiK '"*•'*■' '- -■*'"'" *M Mnlea.
terwnrks departnioiu,, but any maim- concerted action
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+ ...    ,   ah *   *    m Ik   ini      In.il      i »t   >. nr.til'   .<      tit        alUi* »t'J    •        •'   i, ^    *        L  »* .,',..      M    i* . ..,.-.
net whither It Ih reltif* nlthrmch II '<•' member of the 400.
certain that things cannot remain as I    H« ««l«l«m takes a dny off, becmise
(hoy arc,   In tlio face of such a ron I1'" "n«,H <,,m- V™*"™ ln ,ll» choH(,>-
dliInn there In something horolc In thof work.
I.renkliig   nwny of Individual of the!    l^roflt  Is novor an IncMiitlve
xirntnuatniM. end nn-cnDnd middle Mum'mail    of intellect, education
from old ties mul tliolr nspoiiHitl of So JfihrlntlnnHy.
clalism. ,
Ilut this Ih only for the time bolng. ~ ;    -        ~~"
Thr-so men and women nro lho fore*!
In fnct these, one and nil nre nn.<* riinnern nf tho larger ntimbors In their j
wake. For tho struggle of thn future!
Ih between tne few mopopnlliais uiu,;
the American p-eople, and ae the dU-j
uncitnn between the faritomi in unci i
]\\b"\ to 'tell ciin bribe the fire rte
piirtment. Ihe wnterworks. '*•»(•., no also
can the bonk tnmt bribe the Hchool
lionrdH. nnd nil firms supplying mnter-
lal  lo the poHtofflce, tho navy, etc.,
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purchnse their goods,
Ilut suppose tho peoplo manufactured iheir own supplies, could they bribe
HieniMelves?
being bribed nnd will continue lo   be
bribed   until  the  people  manufacture
nil Ihe t-mppllei- used by the Kchnoli,
LIVE 8T0CK AT 8EATTLE
SEATTLE, Aug. 4—Uy roftBon of
numerous roQUosts coming from live*
stock brocdoi'B throughout tho Unitod
States nnd Cuntula, thc dates for on
tries In tho Alnska*Yukon*Pnclflo Llvo
St nek Show havo boen oxteixlod from
August! to August 2r>.
Thn $03,500 In cash prizex, whicli
the exposition is offering will bring
tho best, herds to this coiHohI, nnd .t
number of sales will he hold (luring
thn stock show dates, Soptombor , 2"
to Octobor flth. Tho loading horso
brooders and Importers of lho cour'""
will bo nn hnnd with their Intt**, aud
best importations and It Is found tha,
tho grounds which were originally t\„
signed tn thn stock show will lmvo to
lio enlarged to accommodate lho over
Increasing entries. Untile ami horses
lu trnln londs will bo shipped ovor
the various nil I roads In upm-lnl Pull-
mnn stock curs nnd only the vory best
of iho breeds will contest foi' hlghes*.
honors.
No ono feature will croaio greater
.umiutit limit tlw live wtoc*. allow unit
thoso who witness it will soo one of
tho beat shows «ver held In the country and decidedly tlie blggimt ever
contcinplnted west of tho Hocliy Moun*
IHlIlK.,
ety grows the morn It appears that!
the lnt»*er*t* of all are .-*ound up In
(he movement  nf the  working clans'
of the country. |
l.f publican and Demixratlc organs;
ueokk tifu-MtM U»«3W.»4:U**»* fur uuwy,
strange move* on th* political cheaa!
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^On^the Lesson by the Rev. Dr. Linscott for the International
Newspaper Bible Study Olub. '
AUGUST 8 1909.
. Paul's Instructions to   the Thessa*
lonlans. I Thess, v: 12-2*1.   ,
Golden Text—See that none rendo;
evil for evil unto any man; but ever
follow that which is good. I Thess.
v:lB.     *    ._..;. -'    .' '   *
Verses 12-15—What Is the dominant
note today    between officials of the
, church   and the pastor, is it official
'and business,   or.isit spiritual, tha*
of tender, love and esteem? •', ,:• .
' Do ministers as a class "labor" ai
hard, and suffer as tlieir Master did!
and thus compel the tender love and
esteem of the church? *
Does the.average minister.or not,
actually "labor":as. hard as the average mechanic, farmer, business dr professional man, and practice as much
self denial as these?
What is generally the real character
of; those who will not support the
church because they do not like tho
minister,?    ..*',-■
What is the only way. by. which t to
have peace among brethren in a community or church? - -v.
Verse.14—If you know anything
-against 'a*.fellow Christian, what 13
the right thing to do, (1) say nothing
about it; ,(2) talk about it to others;
(3) correct'him iri the presence' of others, or (4Ksee him-alone and in-love
tell,him what you have',to say.       , '-.
,' .Jesus went; about lovingly helping
people, in their bodies,- their souls,
and circumstances; if you and I are
not doing that, have .we a right-lo
conclude that .we arer notffollowers of
JeBUs?-' ,. -* '       " ,    '•
/ ■*  * * v
- Is it your duty,, as a Christian, to
take pains to "comfort1 everybody,
with whom you como In contact, and
if you are so doing what ia the effect
upon your own lifo?
* Veree 15—If my neighbor sets his
dog on my sheep, pulls down my fence
in the night, shoots my. chickens when
one gets Into his yard, Is constantly
slandering me and my family and will
not pay me a long standing Just debt
what would Jesus do if he were I?
question must be. answered In writing
by memb-jrs of 4ie club.)
Vorso IC—-Is lt easy, Paul, for you
to say "Rojolco evermore," but- is It
practical for ordinary mortals ancl If
bo,'how? '    s  *
Vorso 17: If a man is really in love,
with God and his follows, does he not
necessarily pray all tho tlmo, olthor
consciously or unconsciously?
Ib it nocessary, or helpful, to havo
sot times for conscious pray or?
' Vorso 18,—Aro wo to bo thankful,
alike for pain and pleasure*, for loso
nnd gain, for onomlou and friends, If
wo aro In Jesus?
' Ib It not an actual. fact, baBod on
tlio truest plilloflopliy, thnt ovory sort
of exporlonco-which comes to a truo
mini Is in tho highest posslblo sonoo,
for IiIh good?
In tho light of external oxls-tonco aro
thoro any such things as accident,
calamity,.misfortune or ovon rogrot*
tablo clrcumHtancoB, In tho lifo of a
man of God?
Vorso lO—Onn any man rotftln tlio
ponco of God, who Ib not absolutely
otioiliont to tlio loadings of God's Holy
Spirit?
Vorso 20.—Prophesying horo moans
proaclilnif, Ih thoro any bIrii In thouo
dnyB that It Is bolng dosplsod?
Why hhould a lovo for tlio pronoh
Ing of tho gOHpiil bo cultlvntod?
Vorso 21.—Why should wo not a*
Christians encourage tlio moBt i)bBO
luo froo thought, tlio moBt. critical ro*
Hoarch, and wolcomo tho toaclhng of
truo science?
Can tho roal truth ovor, bo a hurt
to a true man, and Is not such a man
an tUd in cli&u&xi bis op/iiion, waeii
ho finds lie Is wrong, nu to chango a
worn out garment for » now cho?
Vorso 22—If -wo doolro tho right
only nnd aro obodient to God's spirit,
nood wo fear ovon Iho "iippenrancj
1 of «»llt"
Versos 23*11-1—Doos God moan hli
children to llvo "blamoloss" lives and
Is the twenty fourth verse not a premise, tbat God will glvo the power to
so dot
tasson for Sunday, Aug. IR, 1909,—
Paul's Third Mission-fry Journoy —
Bphesus, Acta still! It to xli;2J.
' ,  -       AUGUST 15, 1909
Paul's Third Missionary Journey—*
Ephesus. Lesson Acts xvlii:23, to xlx:
22. '
Golden Text—The name of the
Lord Jesus was magnified'. Acts,xlx
—17. <■   .     i '.,'*'
Verse 23.—Is a systematic 'follow
up system" as essential in Christian
work as it is to successful business'.'
. Are any.so- strong that we cannot
derive "strengthening" from the prayers and the experience of others, ancl
are-* any so weak that we may not
strengthen others?. ,
, Verses 24-26—What is the minimum
of knowledge necessary in order that
one may be a true child of God?
What. are.the minimum qualities essential to become a preacher of the
gospel? - ....
*, What .good, qualities for a preache/
did this man Apollos possess?
.What did the. baptism of John include and what did it lack of full-
orbed Christianity? ,   "    -';*•'
What percentage of present day
preachers will-exceed'. Apollos (1) in
their zeal and ability, (2) ■ in their
Christian knowledge, i.e.,personal,ex.
perience of Christ's gospel?
If Apollos had been conceited, or
anything- less than a man of God,*
.would he have submitted .-.to teaching,
from a,layman and his wife? ;
*' Verse 27-iShouldvlaymen use the
peri more frequently to help preachers,
th"ej7rkn"ow*'are""going"to'f'other
prizes,  and 'back  questions  may be
obtained fronrthis office'.'  ... 7    •  '■*
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publish the , international Sunday
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Linscott, which have aroused so much
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are,to be awarded.-; .„ " 7
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Two Suspects Arrested—
Damage Amounts to
$125,000.00
struction of the city is today, placed
at between $175,000 an* $200,000.
More than a dozen buildings, most
of them wooden structures were consumed by the flames which were not
brought under control until after midnight.   ■ '*'-,      ■ ' -        •-
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' .Verse 28.—Why' is it that God has
conditioned all human progress and
betterment,' including a knowledge bf
the. gospel upon the zeal, ability anJ
goodness of those who already enjoy.
Its benefits? _ '7
Chap:- xix:l-7—Were' these twelve
persons' whom Paul found at Ephesu3
actually''the reconciled children of God
at this time?- ...   "°
■ What • proportion of* present * day
Christians have practically the samo
experience as these twelve disciples,
when Paul met them?     , *.
Is the Holy Spirit, as spoken of in
this lesson,, generally received at pr
subsequent to conversion?
If il is now tho prlvologe of evory
Christian to roceivo the'Holy, Spirit
and to walk In Him thereafter, how
may Ho bo received?
Was the gift of tongues and prophesying then, or is It now a nocessary
accompaniment to tho baptism of tho
Holy Spirit? (Soo I Cor. 12; '4.11; 29
30.) • '      -     ■
Is there anything necessarily im*
piled iri receiving tho Holy Spirit,
othor than tho constant realization
that,. God dwollB ln us to keep rs
holy, to guldo ub In all things, and
to ■ glvo us necessary powor and wis
dom to curry put God's purposoH concerning uh?
Verse 8—Why ought, or ought not;
the pulpit now, as Paul did then, to
''dispute" or argue and bring convlnc
Ing proofs, compelling mens reasons
by powerful evidence, of the truths of
Christianity, and not be content with
simple declamation as Is now so com*
man? (This question must be ana
we red In writing by members of tho
club)
VornoB 0*12—<Apart from Iho mlrnc*
uIoub powor that Paul had, what wns
Uio soorot of Ills huccosh?
Voi-bcb 13*17—Why do somo today
hlaHphonio tlio nnmo of God and daro
tho power of God; aro tlioy possossoil
with (ho dovll? "
Vorsos 18*22.—Doos conversion always Imply roHlllutloti, and tlio for*
Bailing of ovory ovll way?
Losson''for August 22, 1009—Paul'-'
Third Mlsiilonnry Journoy,—Tho Wot
In ICphosus. Acts xlx*2!.*xx:l.
EVERETT, Wash'. Aug. 4—Two ai-
rests have been,made of men suspected of being guilty, of setting the fires
which wiped' out 12 business estab
lishm'ents in this city last night, entailing a, property loss estimated a-
be'tween $100,000 and $125,000,"-' and
terrorizing the" residents of the* placo
for hours. ~   '• -   , * ' '
. Five successive"1 fires of incendiary
origin occurred, the first breaking out
late in the afternoon and the last alarm being turned in about midnight-
Among the buildings destroyed was
the Snohomish County court. house
, -. At' 10 o'clock, last night, after the
conflagration, had, lasted for several
hours; the mayor requested that the
local company ot state militia,be called, and 35 armed men were sworn in
as special constables to guard property and prevent further operations
by Incendiaries'.-
Hundreds, of , citizens enlisted iu
volunteers . to assist the sixteen exhausted firemen An appeal for* assistance was'despatched to the Seattle firo department and fifteen men
were sent from that city on a special
train at, midnight to help fight the
fire. It was not until two o'clock
this morning that the flames' wero
brought under control. •
Reign of Terror
During the early part of the night
there was a reign of terror throughout
the;city. With reports of fires comin.*;
in at'frequent intervals from widel*-
scattered, localities and under circum-'
stances that left no room to doubt they
were of incendiary origin, the electric
light wires were put out of commission
and the city was plunged in darkness,
To add to the terror of the people
there was an incessant rattle* from the
discharge of, cartridges in the' Bailey
sporting goods establishment, whilo
there were frequent detonations from
the" discharge of dynamite' that, was
used to wreck buildings in the path o"
the flames and check their-progress.
No loss of human life,. is reported,
but 16. horses perished.
That the fires were the work of incendiaries here is not doubted by'anyone.1 Each of the* five fires started
in localities and under circumstances
that practically precluded accidental
origin.  * . ■" .   • ■'.   < ;, * ■.
Feeling was very bitter against
George Ryan, an engineer who'was recently discharged, by the Great. North-
ern Railway3and who was arrested'on
WINNIPEG, Aug. 4—A current report in grain-circles today is that the
control of the Northern Elevator stock
has passed into the hands" of the
Peavy Elevator ' company of Minneapolis, /The Northern Elevator Co. now
owns about 175 elevators in western
Canada. The transfer includes the
good will of the business. The Peavey
Company is the largest elevator Co.
operating i nthe north western states.
The price paid for, the, control of the
Northern is said to have been over
a million.- ' ••' ■' *-'
PLAYED  BIG   INDIAN
MONTREAL, Aug'. 3—One.boy was
badly burned and another slightly, at
Outremont, a suburb of Montreal today
during a game of Indian.
Two - older ■ boys tied their younger
companions to a stake find then built
a fire around them,' according to regulation Indian torture. The clothing
of the victims caught fire and caused
serious Injury before help could arrive. '      ■ .
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B. E. WALKER, President
ALEXANDER  LAIRD,'* Gen.  Manager.
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Reserve Fund    -    6,000,000
Branches throughout Canada, and in United States and England
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I5AWMWU S \ mAIL llepositwl or. with(lriimi 'in this way with
equal facility.        -, -     ; .
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Manager, Fernie.
SLEEP WALKER   DEAD
Two Spokane & Inland Electric Trains Collide
, Near Spokane
SPOKANE. Wash. Aug. 3—Ten per
sons were 'killed and at least six in
jured in a head on collision of electric
trains on the Spokane and Jnland Ry',.
late Saturday afternoon,
Tho wreck occurred atColdwell, in
Washington, a station between Coeur
dAlene, Idaho and,, Spokano. No. 20
the wost bound train had left Coeur
d'Aleno at ,4.30 p.m. and had just
reached Coldwoll when It met No, 5
oastbound.
Both trains were going at tho,rate
of about flftoon milos an hour. Thoy
crashed together without warning to
the crow or passengers. The heavily
laden coaches weer crushed,
. ST. JOHN, Aug. 5—John Nicholson,
15 years old, plunged from the third
story window in his room in .Leinster
hall, a private boarding house hero tonight, and'fell forty feet to the pavement below;. He died in a few minutes . Nicholson was a somnambulist and arose from his bed, while fie
was asleep. His mother heard a
noise' in the' room] and rushed iri to
find that her son had just climbed out
of the window. , She attempted to
catch him but could not and he plung-,
ed out to his death.
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Seventy-Three, Shocks---
Tidal   Wave Adds to •
Loss of Life
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Saturday night charged with .turning
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Saturday .night  that  they
CITY OF,MEXICO, Aug. 3—Wani
and misery have„followed in the'path
of 73 earthquake shocks of varying intensity which have 'devastated . the
cities jof Acapulco; Chitpancingo , and
The 41 Meat Market Limited
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tho mat-toB a wldor study of tho Bible,
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th« i*irnW«mn which entnr Into *«vi*iry
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TO INSPECT
THE G.T.P.
Conotructlon    In    Rocky
Mountains to Start
At Onco
MONTRIDAL, Aug. 4-Slr Oharlon
Ulvors Wilson, proslilont of tho a, T.
It, lonvoo tomorrow on a trip of Inspection nml goon to Stratford, Dattlo
Crook, Chicago, Soattlo, Victoria, yan*
couvor nnd Prlnco Ruport, roturnlng
oast ovor Iho Omnd Trunk Pacific
from lCdmonton to Fort Willinm nnd
thonco by boat to Scirnln. Uo expect)
to ho bnck In Tdnglnnd by tho ond of
Soptombor. A sited if ho thou«lit tho
critical portoil of tlio construction ot
Iho Orttnd Trunk Pnclflo wnn ovor, hii
snld thnt thoro hnd boon no critical
porlod, only such difficulties nrlfllng
is    ar
W Vi
•work Invnlvlnr ttxwh nn Immcnno ont-
lny of monoy.
Uo nddod thnt thoy lind now plenty
of monoy and would bo nblo to lay
their tracks'through tho most dlffl*
(Milt   nnetlfmu   of  the   tlnriit  Mnnntnln
district.
Sir Charlos donled tbat there had
ovor boon an agitation In London for
a Canadian board for tho Grand Trunk
saying thnt only ono or two ohscuro
Individuals had raised tho objection.
Apart from tho quostion ot tlnancou
Mr, Hays had full control .and th*
hoard had full confldonco In his
great Intelligence and ability.
Ryan , on
would have done him bodily harm if
they had not been held back at. the'
point * of a revolver by a special de
tective  who  had  placed  him  under
arrest'.-'   ' ''•     .,'""*	
Began at Blacksmith's
The fire originated in the basement
of C. K. Healy's blacksmith shop next
to the Wetmore avenue fire station. It
was supposed'at tlie time that it was
caused by sparks from an imvll falling
through cracks in the floor to strav
underneath.
■ The Northern Transfer Company's
barn came next and thon Robbins &
Oliver's'stables, tho old county Jail
building and the Read &, Isles and
Newman's Carriage factory. In less
than fifteen mlnutoB tho whole corne-*
was ablaze.
The UHolessness, of trying to save
tho burning buildings was oarly realized and overy efforts was turned to
saving the station next to Henley's
shop, Tho building was finally snv
od from tho flames but Is badly damaged on tho Inside.     «
Flying omborB carried tlio flro to tho
roof of tho court houso ncrosa (ho
Htroot and soon that building was on
flro. Tho rocordB woro saved by tho
court Iioubo employees.
. The annex to tlio building containing tho Justice court, tho usHOSBor,
county superintendent and oiiRlnoor
offices, wus saved. Chlof KlngBloy
blames-tlio lack of fncllltlus Biippllod
to him for tho doBtrucMon of tho build*
IngB. Uo has boon asking for additional equipment for nearly a yonr and
has contlnunlly Hinted tliut. tho city
would bo nt tho morey of u big flro
wllh Its proBont Itindoqunlo equip*
mont,
At Ion o'clock Innt night tho fourth
nlnrm of thn day cnmo In from Oil-
chrlHl'H wnrehoiiHo on Pacific and
McDougall HtrcotH whoro thirty work*
homos wero kopt. Thn flro wan din
covored In ono of tlin feed blnn and
soon nprmul over tha wholo building
Four hornoH woro burned to donlh nnd
♦ho wnrehoiiHo wnn deutroyoil Surrounding bulldlnni* woro savod by Iho
uso of dynnm'to.     •
Thc c.itlrc til'*-"'' 'l(i'>t*"r.'<(> •nneV'-'fi*.'!-
lor nnd Onkor titro-ilH on thn north able
ot tho nt met wiih soon abla*«o,
Suspects Arrested
Gooi'ro Ryan and Goorgo Hopkins,
a 10 yonr old youth, woro nrroHtod on
miBplolftn of linvlnir n knnw.pi.irp of tho
origin of (ho incendiary firoB which
resulted In n mirlous conflagration
horo last night. Tho polico rofimod
to state what ovidoneo thoy hnvo to
bring against tho pair. Tho prison*
ors will,bo given a hearing this af*
tornoon.
Tho totnl Iohh resulting from those*
rlos of tiros which yesterday afternoon and last night threatened tho do*
surrounding country, according to ad
vices received here today. -   -;
In addition to' the tremors in which
many persons were crushed to death,
a tidal wave visited Acapulco,and added greatly to the loss of life and
property.    , ...7
The situation today is rendered doubly desperate by lack of supplies and
food. The wave which engulfed Acapulco left a heavy slime over all the
earthquake ruins and under a tropical
sun a stench is given forth that overpowers rescuers. Troops have been
sent to the scene and 'supplies aro be
ing rushed from nil adjacent towns to
the-sufferers.   ,
Scenes of misery in tho earthquake
ridden area are Indescribable. Every
town nnd city-hns its list of injured
or dead and the hungry inhabitants
nre camping ln the .open near their
desolate homes.
The pooplo are, In a panicky condition owing to tho prediction that a heavier shock Is coming and lmndrodB of
rofu'gees Bpont Sunday and'las.t night
In prayer.
' Communication Is difficult and the
full extent of the dnmago cannot bo
ascertained until tho wires havo boon
roplacod.
F. G. WHITE
Fire   and   Accident
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WHAT THE MASSES NEED
Men with red blood; men of iron, men with brain
power; men with a vision; men who will dare to do
right though tlie heavens fall. No "boozers" need
apply. The business is too serious and" there are
too many "interests involved, both on the part, of capital and labor, to, entrust the workingman's side of
the controversy to any but clear.headed advisors.
_It 's'all'right to be. a good fellow-and it's a good
thing to be popular with the boys,-but when a man
is only that he soon loses his grip on his job and
those' whom he is. supposed to represent soon lose
theirs. When- booze .interferes with "such a lead-
er-'s business, he is very apt to sacrifice his business'; * -'■''.-      '       "'.''.
-.Preference .will, be given, to peace-makers'instead
of'strike makers. Not that a labor leader should
neyer call a strike. God pity him if he hasn't the
nerjve when the time comes to do so. The right to
protest should belong to every man. But the best
labor leader is the man who calls the fewest strikes
because he has the tact and the sense to settle the
trouble without an industrial conflict. If war is
hell, then strikes aro purgotary. '
Four fhishers and bluffers will not be considered/and the chap who has only the gift of gab will
not have a look-in. We need men who regard tho
labor leader's job as a proposition that requires the
exercise of good gray matter. Only tho brainy
fellow who can make fully as much money on his
'job. It is no cinch. It is easier to work in the
.shop al day's wages.
If tho labor leader is honest'he will novortholcKs
be .slammed .occasionally by both sides, but he will
have thc, comfort, of a clear conscience, and ho will
have thc satisfaction of knowing that some day he
will bo given full credit for sincerity of purpose.
If lie is dishonest ho will unquestionably bo found
out and'lie will be held in contempt by all classes of
liieii—including himsolf—to tho end of day,
Hut while the job presents difficulties there oro
in it groat possibilities. Tliero never wns n greater (■hniH'c for leadership.' But tlio cIoiiiiun.n are
more exacting, the qualifications more luunornuH,
and tli.-' things to bo obtained moro varied thnn yv-
cr before. The labor lender must be a statesman
—not merely a politician. Ilo muNt bo an oducat-
or—not simply an agitator. No must bo a proaohor
of KOi-ial HgliteoiiHiJCHs ami of justice for all mini.—
ttiiv. ('.mrloHHti.lriii.
Thc Frank Paper lias the following:
"Many Canadian newspapers   coming   to the
desk of the Frank Paper contain   editorial   talk
these days dealing with coal miners' unions,   the
inspiratiouVor which is supplied by the'report of
the conciliation board which investigated the Glace
Bay strike.     The report of the majority   of the
board advocated breaking away from the United
Mine Workers of America by Canadian miners, and
tlie editorials' in question approve of that recommendation, pointing out as much in concert as if
by pr.earrangei-n.ent, as the main reason for so doing, that the United Mine Workers is an American!
organization with no sympathies , for Canadians,
which may at any time be used by American   coal
mine operators whose coal comes into competition
with Canadian coal, to call a strike in. Canada and
close down the Canadian mines in order that   the
American mines may corral the market.
That sort of talk sounds to this paper like tlie-
utterest rubbish and nonsense. There may be
good reason for organizing a purely Canadian coal
miners organization, but' we feel perfectly assured
that is'not one of them. • Te presuppose it possible
that such a' thing could be brought, about wev must
be willing to believe that the international officers
of "the. United Mine Workers of America are all
cro'oks of the deepest dye; men whose instincts are
so corrupt that instead of being permitted to be
the leaders of a- body of working men they should
all be in the penitentiary, for how otherwise could
the,operators of coal mines on the American side of
STARTLING
EVIDENCE
Boy Said  Father   Killed
his Mother--Girl Says
Horse Did It'
ANOTHER DROWNING
the line induce~the officers ofthe . United- rSIine
Workers of America tb call a strike in Canada,
where there was no grievance and all conditions
were satisfactory and the men contented, except by
wholesale bribery of International President Lewis
and the members of the International board,   on
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which indeed are'several very, good Canadians.:
. We are inclined to think that even'were it possible for the Americans to buy Tom Lewis body and
breeches and were he to attempt to put such a
strike into effect in Canada there would go up from
Pete Patterson and the other international board
members from Canada such a howl that as -\vculd
put a very effectual stop to such proceedings oncq
and for all. . ■     . ■ '
It is incomprehensible to us that reputable newspapers, ordinarily given to sane and sober discussion of public topics should give expression to ideas
whicli are, on their very face, such utter stuff and
nonsense.
LONDON, Ont. Aug. 4—The inquest into the .death of-Mrs; James
C: Jenkins of kl)bndon township, op-
ened last night, before Coroner Ferguson.* The most,startling testimony,
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was from Mr. 'and Mrs. Thos. Morrow, whose farm adjoins that of Jenkins.      ' "    -
They stated that they were* at dinner when one °of the Jenkins'* boys
came over saying that his mother was
killed. Mrs. Morrow asked him how
his mother was killed, and both she
and her husband understood him to
answer "Pa did It.''
This, however, they were unable to
state positively. • Annie Jenkins, a
daughter arrived a minute or so later. > She answered that a horse had
killed her mother. v '""'
. No medical testimony was taken at
that hearing. .' "" ' *l,*,
VMrs. Jenkins • met' her death -,last
Friday morning.',- 'James C7 Jenkins,
who was working hear'the. barn,,noticed a' stallion usually confined in
a box stall, come -"dashing out of the
ST. JOHN, N.B. Aug. 3—Sydney
Miller, an Englishman about 27 years
of age, was' drowned at Hillsboro yesterday. An Inquest will likely* bo,
held.
barn door. ' Going loathe barn Tie
found his wife lying_on,the, floor with'
her head battered1 in.' , " '
'' She was lying inst behind the "middle of the three stalls."' Beyond*the
stalls was a box''-Stall In which * the
stallion was ke'p*b cta*iid' the'-door of
this was open.'  "i ' ' •■•..'• ' '
THE  LETHBRIDGE  FAIR
The editor of tho Fernie Free Press is ono of the
rawest pikers that we have had the pleasure ol
meeting. He suggested J.o'us to cut out the Board
of Trado write up, said he was doing so and wanted
us to hand thom a roast.     Then ho pikes,    •
The miners nearly all live across tho track in
tho Annex, They all pay taxes, and have to do
without wator, light and sower. ' On top of that
thoy havo to daily climb that abominable recreation hill. To my nothing ofthe poor horses, the
people have a kick coming.
The 24 hour powor and light system will be one
ol! the bost assets tho city can have in moro ways
than one. Some of our aldermen' aro afraid it
won't pay.at the start. If ovory but-unem* liKin
and (jvory corporation wero to wait until things
nctiinlly paid before starting Fornio would not be
on the map today,
STOCKHOLM IS
GUARDED BY ARMY
Tho Lockout  Mon Total
Eighty Thou8and--8till
Incrcasing
HTOC'KIIOI.M, Auk. -I—SoldlnrH nro
holm; i-miiu-n'-I In illffeiant flection**
of tlm cli-/ iuul mibuiuH iuul tho oiitin-
«tnti<1Int*: nrmy of Hweili-n Is roady for
ovenliuDlDtiH. Tlw «J I I'M Jim Iiiih Hud-
.li-nly Inlum ho Hcrloim ii turn tlmt
It I UK (iiiHlavo lum Htimmonod tlio mom'
liarx of purlin mont to Stocliliolm nnd
n (••H'ciftl hohhIou of lho rlpta*; Ih ox*
poc'toi] ("rant rnmUornntlon provnllH
lit tin: c.t|iiiul ut tlu-ae uiu-xpccti-d and
'Innw-roiiK dovoloptnnnlH In tho ultun*
(ion. Aclivo K<i<*'il (oipM. uiu IiuIiik
orRinltcd for H.e protection of prop*
f-rty ami tlm l-nnk-i nrn clnnci] nml
-carefully Ruardud. All,the fori'lf-H runnlni; out of Htoclchofm hfivf** cc-fii.-*,
(opdrHtloiiA nnd tlio largo ste-ui.f1*'* en
kukuiI Iii lho .Hinmxw In ''tuvylii!*, vIh*
ItOI-H  1111(1  l'OHlllniltH  10  till)   '(flllHlllO  ro*
noilB In tlm archipelago lmvo •mi-Jilii)*
ly Htoppeil nuinliiB nnd dNcluu'Roil
lliolr drown nnd an now Inld up f-u*
tlin wlntor.
Tlio Htiiiiinor no.,ncm Ih couiiUhI on
iih IiinI.Iiik tnil.ll Uio month of Otlo-
lior,
It Ih oxpocted tlmt tho pruHont total
oi* about 100,000 Id In •AurA-jri*. vu.i lm
IniROly luoreiiBod by tomorrow. II Ih
.anticipated thnt the1 onli nnd nlroet
cur Hii'll,<' will buRln onWeilm-mliiy,
mul iirrniisceinotiiki nro IjoIiik' mndo to
run t)io oli-flix- .181U hiiO •wuit-rnur*-,-*
plnntH by Holdlorfl,
Tho lirldROH loading to Bockholni nrn
dofioly Riinrdod, Mnny stores hnvo
nlrondy cloMed ntul no milk lit bolim
dollvorod to oltlior tlio store-* or rest*
nunu'itn.
Tho labor conflict tlmt Is at tho bottom of llils tioublu Ml'lRl luted 111 1.
dlt-puto ovor wait'"* In t'u" *.vonli*n and
cotton IndtiHtrles.
In tlm hnglnnlnrr 13,000 mnn worn
locked out nnd ovor nlncn thon othor
iradot htxti been affected until yet'
t(inlay tlio Employe*™ nHRoclutlon doclarod n lockout of 30,000 Iron foundry IiiukIh.
Thn totnl uuinlinr now out iitiinhorH
1.0,000, nnd tlio iiiintlioi' Ih rapidly lii-
oronslng.
DRUMMEf?, MAV DIB
OUKM'H, Ont, Aug. r»— Arthur
Hki'iiKir, a conimurciul tiiivuKur, huh-
inlnod KorlotiB InjurloH thin. nioniltiR
and may not recover.- Falling from
n loud of hay lio was trampled undor
I Iui font of tho fi'lKhtuiiod liorsnH. With
the- Iriiciitlon ot worklnf* on a imiii
for nnliort tlmo for hl» honlth Bhlnnor
lind Ronn to tho country. This morn
Ing wnn hit tint on tlio fnrm,
PIL BURNING LOCOMOTIVE
SAM LAKE, Utah, Aug. ff— Tho
trlnl of nn oil burning locomotive on
lho SoutUorn I'uclflc dlviiiion between
Hpnrka and Cnrlln, Novnda, hn» prov*.
cd «o untlifntcory tbnt* the compiny
rind docldod to retire nil tho conl bur*
KilnR locomotlvo at prcmont on tbnt dl-
jTliJon.
. The directors of the Lethbridge and
District Agricultural society,, are spar*
Ing neither troi*t)*)io nor1 expense in
making the fair of 1909 bigger-and better than ever. This year upwards.of
$7000 is being offered in prizes and
purses. Special attraction's ,are'engag*
ed. Prof, Khol ^1,make,a thrilling
balloon ascoiiBlon each day nnd a death
defying parachute drop from mld-alr.
Special platforms have boon erected
for tho troop (of trained goats nnd for
thc world famed gymnasts and ncro*
bats who will perform oach day immediately in front of the grand stand.
The music will bo furnished by tho
Lothbrldgo Citizens band, a uniformed
band of 45 pieces which was a prize
wlnnor in the band competition at the
Winnipeg exposition this year. Tho
Indian pnrndo and pow wow will bo
a foatnro again. , Lothbrldgo fnlr lo
rocognlzod as tho bost plnco In Amor*
icn todny to witnoss nn Indian display In the old-tlmo war paint nnd feathers, Good horso racing Ib assured
tho gonorous pursou hung up bolng
an Incontlvo for tho prosonco of tho
bost rnco horses In tho wost, Thoro
will bo a splendid display of draft,
thoroughbrod and standard bred hor*
hob and puro brod cattle, slioop and
swlno as woll as grains and kvubbcb
nntl voftotabloB as liboral prlzos have
boon offered In ulHhoso classes, Pro*
foBslonal bnsobnll gnnios will bo play*
od, also laerosso Ramos, Lothbrldgo
wolcomoH you, Sea an up to dato city.
Soo the olnlith wondot'of tho world,
tho Rjgntitlc rnllwny brldgo ovor a
milo Iour and HOO font high. Como aad
enjoy thn hospltnllty of tho cltlzoiiH
of Lothbrldgo, Havo a Rood tlmo, I'.
Ih assured you. Cheap rates ou all
rallwayR, Ask your dopot agont, Ro*
mombor llio place nnd date, Lota*
brldRo, August 10, 11 and 12,
For furllior Information wrlto Major
W T,. num off, Bnp.trcnm, Lrtthbrldtrii,
nnd nintrli.t ARrloultural Socloty, at
Lothbrldgo, Altn,
FATAL  RUNAWAY
WAWANESA, ifayi, Ax.^, o At, -
rosldont, A. OralnRor ot Wnwanosa,
and IiIb brotlior who Hvob at MooBom*
In, and who was vUltlng In lho town,
woro driving nlong nonr Mothvon to-
dny, thoir tonm boe-nmn frlghtonod nnd
rnn nwny. DarIiIiik along tho rood
Uiu ic-iiii run Into i. natu at u ciok»Iuk
•and both tho mon wore thrown from
tho rig, one being killed outright nnd
tho othor being »o icrlouily injured he
It not enpttted to recS-rer.
M. A. Kastnep
INSURANCE AND
REAL ESTATE
Fire ! Fire ! Fire !
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The anniversary  of the great
five of August 1, 1908, is drawing near. "Let us draw your attention to the fact that we represent 1-1 financially strong, old
, established    and   well   known
- Board    Fire    Insurance   companies, also agenffor the
Sun   Life    Insurance
Company of Canada
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Business and'Residential
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Imperial Bank of Canada
,i HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO '
Capital Authorized '. .$10,000,000
,    Capital Paid Up $5,000,000    Reserve...."  .$5,000,000
D. R. WILKIE, President   .      HON, ROBT .(AFFRAY, Vice-Pres.
BRANCHES-IN   BRITISH COLUMBIA
Arrowhead, Cronbrook, Fernie, Golden, Kamloops, Michel, Myie, Nelson.-
Revelstoke, Vancouver and Victoria.
SAVINGS DEPARTMENT    -( '
Interest allowed on deposits at current rate from date otLdeposit.
FERNIE BRANCH      —' GEO. I. ,B. BELL, Manager   -.
J.   M.   AGNEW   &  CO.
We are just.unloading a cur containing
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2 Mowers,,  2 Hay Rakes, 6 Buggies, 2 Lumber Wagons,   1   set Farm Trucks, 6   Plows,. (breakers    and
general purpose), 1 Stump Puller, 3 Lever   Harrows,
.  Wheel Barrows, Garden Cultivators, Etc.
The above now gives us a complete stock in all lines
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Come and seo or write for circular of- what.:
we have to offer, in .'fruit-lands at Baynes ,
within 30 itiiles of Fernie..   Lots of-water,.
sure markets and easy terms.     .*...'.•    r.
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Fishing timo hits now arrivocl and onthnsiastic anglors aro
preparing for thoir annual excursions,
Have  you  got  your  Tackle  complete?
Isn't   tHere   isomethine;   you v/ill need?
It may tie   ,
A ROD, A SET OF  F&IBS, SOME   LINES,
HOOKS, OR A NET
or something* else you should h*av* .before starting
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No mattor what your roquiromontH in tlio mattor of Price
and Quality, you will find us in ovory way satisfactory,
FISHING RODS  FROM 35c  to $16.00
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.; An old-timer in W.-Airey,-has again
taken up his residence here'.,,     .
Mr. and Mrs. Corbett and family ar-
" riyed back on Saturdayjafter a\trfp lo
the old country.    ..Bill.reports things
as being in a .deplorable state   over
there.
Mr. and "Mrs7Flood, Mrs;- Nee and
Mr.. Frank Nee from Taber have taken up their residence here.7
A grand farewell dance was given
at Sklllen's boarding house on Friday
night last. _ There .was a .' large
company present who thoroughly eic
joyed themselves. " Refreshment,*!
were.served and dancing was kept up
till past midnight.'   >    „
Born.—To Mr. and Mrs. Duncan
Maddison, a daughter,     -. *' ■
Work is proceeding at a brisk rata
in old No .^l-mine, arid it is confidently
expected that,coal will be coming out
oi thereby the month.end. The work
is also proceeding on the new seem
near No.* 6 mentioned in these notes
last week.. The coal promises to be
of good' quality and there'is every ih
dication of a very large spread of coal
here. There- are one "or two other
prospects which promise well. Things
are looking brighter* than for a lohi;
time past.'"
Mr. W. H. Evans visited friends Ia
Coleman last week end and returned
in- time to take part in the opening
celebration of the- Fort Steele' brewery.    - ,.-  ,"
Mr. Dave Murray moved across the
creek during the week.. , 7
j Monday, last having^ been declared
a civic holiday in commemoration of
the big fire of .twelve months 'ago, the
miners declared for an idle day at the
mines! The Creek. was'almost deserted, quite a number taking ,the
morning train for Elko,.-iIt was also
rumored that" aj, train would leave, for
Fernie at two o'clock* in connection
with theoop'ening .of ^Mutz's brewery.
Quite} a "number turned out 'for the
ltraJ^7only_tojKLdlsappointed,_noltrain
being1 forthcoming. • *- However * such
an important event as the opening of
a brewery, was not to: be missed-at
any-price, so thp boys walked. .They
we***©' delighted ^Ittt'^-^n-aftHhey-isaw-
and declared the refreshments equal
to the music provided,,viz. first class.
Mr. Thomas Paton and. family.moved tp Fernie last Thursday,
TheXFree Press (which has never
been noted ,for the reliability* of "Its
t reports) was up to Its usual standard
last week, in its report of the secret
marriage of._ a woll. known, fIreboss.
Your correspondent is in a position
to state that the report is absolutely
untrue.
Mr. Thomas Addison received tho
nomination of Gladstone Local union
U., M, .W. of A. for tho position of
district vice-president. Mr, Addison
Is the local president, is vory pop-i
lar and should go   closo.
■mn*^^!^^'^™^ - •
Billy  Alexander   went fishing  las I.
week end and. caught a fine attack of
rheumatism which kept him in bed ;i
couple bf days.
A grand dance was given In the club
hall, on Monday night .with-free'admission. There was a'large-company present. Those who turned
out had a splendid time and enjoyed
the hop.Immensely..   :".    ', 7    '
A'v'hat might have been a serious ac>
cident came off in lucky fashion on
Friday last. . Two men were engaged in taking the sheet-iron from tho
bottom of the tipple, and for this purpose used a long piece of,piping with
a bend on the end with which to pry
the plates .off. This worked well for
a time., However two plates came
away quite suddenly, and 'fell with
considerable force.a distance of thirty
feet,a just missing^ one of the. men by a
few inches.   .
Bob Moore! from Michel with his
wife and family paid a visit tto Mr.
and' Mrs .Dooley at French.'camp
last-week. - Bob was on his'way io
the Seattle. exposition.
-A cave-in occurred on 47 incline,
No. 5 mine on Tuesday last- which
stopped the' first shift off." Tlie cave
was cleared and ready for the afternoon shift1 but no, one showed up for
that district, owing,'* it"is'1 stated! to
the exaggerated reports given of the
cave .by the aay'shift'men. This is
very discouraging to those' iii charge
of the mine'who, after rushing the
work to get the place' ready, • find it
amounts to nil. They are of the
opinion that the proper place for tha
men to receive a report of their., place
or district is at the--mine*,; from "the
official in charge of their shift, and
not.-from menin the lockers, who have
probably. been - out of the mine. for5 a
couple, of hours or.more": . "
■/A; great quo! ting., match * was played
on the" Athletic clubs' qubltlng ground
last*■'Monday, the -contestants    being
Billy1 Hughes, the genial secretary of
the club, and'Billy Ireland, from
Scotland, the man who handles- the
Trites*Wood chariot;and 'peddles the
■i*'kfa'.tack.-s>- 'li-eiand -conceded tea
start:- The game was watched by a
large crowd. Hughes opened in a
fine play, and established a'.'big lead.
Ireland played plucklly and was going
strong towards the close., Tho ganio
was a tie at '40 and excitement 'ran
high. There was much speculation
as to who would secure the winning
shot. - Hughes put down a daisy that
captured tho end arid won but. Final
score Hughes 41, Ireland 40,
Billy. Hughes, flushed with success
aftor his victory over Billy Ireland.,
threw out a challenge which wap accepted by Jim1 Roberts; Jim put It
all over Billy and delivered tho goodd
In great style, getting homo"- an easy
wlnnor by 2] shots to 11,
I MICHEL I
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Stacoy Is in tho hospital al presoitv
„ whoro ho has boon undergoing an operation. Bob SpruBton is still ln Dw
hospital, -
A man named J. Kvanfl mot with nn
accident In the mlno hero this wool*:,
, his arm bolng caught In Bomo way
botwoon a car.    Ho Is In' tho- hospital, ,
Ai chango bassoon mndo In No. 8
mlno with flrobosB, owing to Mr.
Johnson quitting, Miko Robinson bo*
ing Ills successor. Tho tlmokoopori"
lmvo lind a chango alao, Moody going
in tho hood offico and liln non talcing
Ills placo. Murray tlmbor yard hu-
perlntoiidont nt No, 8 taken Nu, I,
mlno,        '      .,
Sovornl mombori* of tho moclianloal
Btnff wont down tlio Klk rivor'for tlio
week ond fishing,
Wo notico tlmt your Coal Crook cor
rcmiio-idonl not If Ioh iih tlmt 101 Uo vih
11'ed Mlchol, a suburb of Bparwood
All right, wait a littlo whilo, wo will
salter Ms Idea.   '  '
J.   W.  Hooch, merchnnt, nnd   A.
Younn, brlcl.layor, nlong wltli    tliolr
■'   brldof* arrived uncle from tho old country nflor n throo months liolldny,
J, Hutton pnld a visit to Corbin.on
f-l     ..        , tT a.»     ,       ,       , .***
*w».a..*a#».J » A.a.      a>Uj&      »l4«a,4.fc;.      I*     llUX,
onoxxrh, bnt CorWn In n llitli* •flop], jj
lnnd surrounded with -mountains.
Evan Wllllnmn paid a visit to Cor*
bin on Monday to too hin old frlond,
Mr. McDougall,
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*'  ^4** 4*4.^*4-, M.4-. V, IJ 4, . . 4       ataa<*
Mrs. Marsland a son.
Maura. McCool, Cnrnoy, Cook, Hun-
tor and a row moro of tho boyt vlnlto..
Fornio on Monday to nee the baseball
match botwoon Fornio and Corbin
Thoy thiut bo aftor a fow poind to
Klvc Mlchol.
GdOTKf) Past-more, ntatlon aiccni.
wllh hit ftito nnd tamll**- arrived bnen
homo on Monday night after a fov
wee\t holiday**,
Tho,boys think that Bill Is out t<.>
got married ^and try and catch something young. Tlo has shaved his top
Up. Now Bill, you ought to know
bottor.       .,.*.,'
Upon rending tho Creeks nows wo
notico that tho mayor of Mlchol Is
located thoro. (Oh, wo aro quiet —
keop him.)
If tho boys and businoss mon In oh)
town and now town took as much In*
torost in, bnsobnll aH McCool, thei',*
manager, thoy,would have*- the bout
tonm In tlio puss. Only (wo or throo
of the old town boys thnt nro doing
anything.    Got out to practice
Mlchol played Colomnn n bonofll
gnmo on1 Saturday, July .11 st, boforo u
moderate attondnnco, Mlchol put
tho following toam out: J. Raynor,
MaHon, Hoakolh, Weaver, Rttchl»,
Murray. Alton, Mlllott, Gommo, stoaa
mnn and IlariioR. domino started
tho hall for Michel; tho vIhIioch hoc
iirod and got nwny, but woro driven
buck by Miihoii. Mlllott. got the bull
nnd mndo a rnco to tho visitors boh I,
pnnsod to Oommo who not tod tho bah
In tlio flint flvo inlnutoH, Upon ro*
Hiimliig n nlco lot of footwork waH
witnessed by Colomnn. Thoy mndo so*
vornl attempts to Hcoro but tho dJ
fonco held thom off In flno stylo, Hay*
nor wnu callod on aevoml tlmon In
quick succosnlon nnd cleared ovory
(lino in grand Btyie, , •Mic'iul not of.
anil puiav acne Aa.w,..,',-. NUUld,} j,'ai*
followod from which Colemnn broko
and scored making tho R*umo 1-1 at
talf tlmo. In tho flocond half womo'po
miliar Incldonts     hnpponod,     Aftor
Aaiai^a. mWkt  V»,i..vaVtrj \ili,]), ^.eX't'l.tt, XXXV.
ox*Mancho«tor city playor, now out*
nldo loft for Colemnn, rocolvod n kick
and had to l*;avo tho flold. Tlio pmy
**ni not on long again whon Rough*
head and Darnci, both of Colomnn,
collided hwid on, Hnrnot irrolvwl n
cut on tho foreohad ami Imd to lotiM-
thn field, whilo *flnn-«;hr>*i>1 rt-inllmi-*(l
to play wltli a bmidage over hit eye.
Tho second half was evenly contested
but slow and no acorlwt took plae*.
the game ending in*ra' draw one goal
each,   i - <-.   ,; *
■^McQueen,' Michel's half back has
left to play for Hosmer". *
-Moses Johnson. left-Michel, bound
for'Taber on Tuesday. ' ,
"All the residents of the Batch goi
to work-this week putting in a patent
water-main for their chlnl*:. Itawoull
not work for leaks. t,.' '■■' ■-
■•■ Michel played Elko,the return game
at baseball on Sunday, August lst,
the-,day being very windy and dusty.
Michel team were: M. Basterbrook.
pitcher; C. Spence, catcher; J. Car,
riey, 1st base; Cook, 2nd; C* Eas'tet'*
brook, 3rd; Dock, ss; B. Smith r.f.;
Perdy, sc.f.", A. N. Other l.f. .Elko
took the bat first and made 3 runs
in the lst innings. Michel followed
but drew a blank.* At the end of the
2nd Elko had it 9 to 0. Michel did not
get a run until the 5th when the score
stood 19-4. After'this the Michel people seemed to think the umpire unfair
and upon nudging his memory lie got
his nerves in a muddle and left the
field. Suffice it to say .that Elko too;-,
the game by the ears to the' tune of
36 to 5.
: J. B.. Stedman, and,*.McCool an.l
Moore visited Fernie for the celebration. .
CROWS, NEST
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'-. A. E. Wayland, treasurer of the
Crown Coal* Company is registered ai
the Summit Hotel.    /
•*' Mr. Wayland Is awaiting the arrival of his family with Nwhom he intends to spend two weeks in fishing
and hunting in the country adjacent
hereto.
A., G. Stall, a mining engineer of
Cincinnati, Ohio, is here for a rest,
preparatory to his ,trip • Into'the coai
fields controlled by Andy Good and
associates..-
Mr*..?!;a,1' although reluctant,about
divulging information, informed the
.writer, that beyond all question "of a
doubt the .Flathead coal fields . will
cause a sensation in the mining world
when the abundance of their minerals
is exposed. „Mr Stall is representing
Pittsburgh and New' York capital.-
l'*Lnr-_P_
-juvLtui iuan-pi-opoKano
has engaged a pack train from Andy
Good for-an indefinite period in the
Flathead 'region ■ wheer he 'has" four
sections of.,;coal> land.■';;. 7.' <,y
•!P.. A. Paulsedi.'-presida-sait of th?
lumber firm bearing his name, together 'wither E."Green, a Spokane cap*'
italist, were guests" of Andy Good
for three" days. . .
;*' Mrs.',Ci|B. Kunsch, the wife of C..
E, Kunsch,' who is developing tha
Perry Creek gold fields, departed fo-
Minneapolis today after a two weeks
commune with the' gamy- trout which
abound in tho lakeB and streams hero.
Mrs. Kunsch, with Miss Joss of Glens
Fnlls, N„ Y., aro expert anglers. To;
gothor they made the largest catch
of the season from Glacier creok, and
they do not mind roughing it, even
though fresh from the effete east.
Mrs. M, Josb,' Miss Eva' Joss and
Master Herbert Joss of Glens Falls,
N. Y. will visit Seattle daring tho
noxt two weeks but thoy will return
to the Summit hotol' to got some of
tho fnll shooting. Master Joss Is becoming quito an oxpert bronco buster,
and Andy Good doslros him to remnlu
nnd assist in tho management of tin
range nnd corrnls.
Thoro will bo many Eastorn visit*
ors hore noxt month. '
Thoso who havo secured reservations are John Dclcasso of Saratoga,
N.Y., S. V. Houton, Now York city,
Horbert Mason and party of flvo of
Pittsburgh; B. Tollaparl of Honolulu
Hawaii, and Madnmo Snka Duchln of
Tnmpa, Florida.
Tho most Interesting topic on the
Summit nt prosont Is tho enpturo by
Andy Good, of a young mountain Hoii,
coiiBldorod tho moBt handsomo spool*
mon of IiIb npoclo'ovor procured allva
Mr. Good stalkod Loo In n blind cur.
nml procoodoA to ropo him. Aftov
mnny Incoratlons and numerous ronl«
In garments Mr, Good succeeded In
bringing Leo to tho ground. Ho bo
cnroly hound tho nnimni nnd pnokod
lilm ovor tho trnll to thn hotel whoro
ho Ih now safely corralled. Johnny,
lho tntnor of tho monagorlo, dollvorod
lilmHolf of tho opinion that about
tlio only wny to tame Loo Im to cu',
liln tall off very close to tlio neck."
Snnietlmo noxt month Andy Good
will Irbiio an attractive booklet do*
plcttug lho Summit nnd thc surround*
Ing country. It will bo profiinoly III*
imtrntod and mnny of tho scenic and
uii.iiml vi-aiwa will bu works of nrtistn
photography. Dr. C. A. Ilarton will
contribute many Btorl-ts from his boo*.
"Trnll Talon,' upon which he is wav
working. . Conclno and pithy tnle*i,
•him nm *v,n.r*-i ot riiunor,, avIH liner,
ftp-true the several chapters devoted to
the chnse. The Intent of the booklet
Is a desire to extend to thorto In whoiii
tlio lovo of tho wild Is still dominant
on Introductory solicitation to perpot*
Mto clean xport-imon-ihlp In thla Ih.j
"Last West."
Novor before wau trout fishing so
proline ot wonderful catches as It it.
now In the lakes and the streams up
here.    < ,
r The latest' amalgamation of stimulating liquids up here is known as«a
Soother.'It's excellent before, durint",
arid after fishing.,
Spence Lyon ljas now assumed tho
charge.-of the department where John
Barleycorn'"" is - conspicuous. -■ Spenco
guarantees to satisfy your wishes or
inquire into -t the cause of your noii-
appreciative palate.. .;'    .
♦
♦
NOTICE ,
Miners and mine laborers of
the U M. W. of A. are warned
to keep away from the mines
of the Nicola Valley Coal and
Cole Co. .at Middlesboro; a
strike is'.on ? for recognition,
the management being unfair
to organized labor.    -,-
You will' be notified when
this Company is again placed
on the fair list bf our organization!)
♦ -***►-*$v <
RAILROAD
ACTIVITY
Surveying Crews in Field
Directly West of,
Coleman
The Cro-w's. Nest Pass District of'Ai-
berta and British Columbia is yearly
showing ,itself to be the sourcp of
the world's greatest soft coal supply.
Each season sees lone or.jnore coal
veins opjened up aud worked by mining companies to a profit.      ;
The increasing., tonnage*, of all, the
railroads entering what is kndownas
The Crow amply', evidences the * increasing output ofthe mines. *. ' The
C. P.. R,',' the first, of the'great transcontinental railroads, to enter .this,
district, built its Crows' Nest Pass- Ry.
iii 1897-98. James.J. Hill has since
then reached the .mines through thc
BntistrCorumbla'SoutKrOt'rRr^qH-'
structed in the year, .of 1902. Only
within the last few months D. C-Corbin, .buiide*-; of the Spokane Falls and
Northern, 1-ailrpad,.,a*o1d"1\ately,the Spokane International,, has built, a line
beginning at McGIJllvray and running
south to his coal,.mines, later to bo
extended to the extreme "' boundary
line. This rush for coal will no doubt
be redoubled when the tariff, how bu
fore the U'.-'S. government, goes into
effect, and the opportunity to get coal
is open to all tho American transcontinental railroads as well as the Canadian lines now bolng^ built. Certain
It is that tho railroads 'must have coul
and therefore activity1 lii railroad construction to'the mines1'oi-*"tho Crows
Nest district must increase each
year.
For some littlo time past' several
surveying crowB have boon in tho
field about two miles wost of Coleman, and rumors havo It that tho G.
N. R. R, or "Bonio othor American
transcontinental railroad Is about L«
onter tho Crows Nest Pass, Tho char-
tor now hold by tho Canadian Northern Indicates that Coleman, or aoine
point of the west nearby will bo thi
terminus or tho brnnch line which
thoy will build to tap tho Crow's Nost
coal deposits. It Ih a woll known
fnct thnt tho Groat Northorn and tho
Canadian Northorn aro working tj
gothor and somothing can undoubtedly
bo looked forward to In tho mattor of
through train,sorvlco ovor these now
roads.
BADLY  HURT  NEAR  COWLEY
COWLEY, Aug. 4-S, A. llrown, om*
ployed on a dorrlck on tho farm of T,
Trcdnle near hero hnd a nnrrow oh-
capo from donth yoHtordny. Ono guy
of tho dorrlck broke ami the cnblo
fell nnd a young Ind hocnnin onlnnglnd
In It.
llrown ruiihod to the nHHlHtnnn or
tlio lad and extricated him, but In ho
doing became- entangled himself. Tlu
cnblo wound around him nnd the d«r*
rick fell ovor and Ik*' wns loft hnng-
lug In mid ulr.
Tho only other poi-non on tho hcoiio
a young man of ID, had presence of
mind ennuaji tn nttnch a tonm of lior-
hob to the dorrlck nml pull It Into po*
Hilton in order to bring llrown to the
onrth ngnln. Aftor doing thtn he hnd
a heavy Job rcleusiii*; llrown fiom the
cable. Drown wiih nmhed Into Cow*
ley and a doctor .ailed from Lund*
tireek.
It was found thnt tho man's leg was
broken In four pine's and that thdro
was dnnffor of him losing the limb,
Aftor telephoning to all the hospitals
In the south It was found that all woro
ftll«d up am, tho 'lnfortumvte nun
had to bo sont to t'algsry to havo his
lujULfci*. uu-,uitiu*d Ly a. aui'HaKaM, Tlm
injured man came from Red. Deer and
had only heen at work for a couplo
of days.
A SAD
ACCIDENT
Was Buried Alive for 48
t Hburs--Died Shortly
After Rescued
PINCHER CREEK, Aug.- 4—Wim:
must practically have lio-?.-* a caso of
being buried alive for the space of 48
hours occurred'in a portion of the
Porcupine district 15 or 16 miles from
here, to a farmer named Norman L."
Johnson. The particulars of the sad
affair as far as your correspondent,
can learn are as follows:   '
Johnson, was at work digging ari
excavation ,on his farm, with a view
to depositing and burying a huge
rock or boulder in it, 7 or 8 feet long
and about 4 feet wide. It ifj not altogether clear how the affair' happened
but at all events the sad condition of
poor Johnson demonstrated conclusively that something did happen about
tlie time he was digging the excavat*.
ion mentioned. "
- The massive and unwieldy boulder
had slid into the hole while he was at
work and'pinned him there. Not only
this but the pick he was using was
pinned with him and In such a manner
as to be embedded in the flesh of his
left leg from the instep of the foot to
the knee.   ,*
Johnson, ■ who was an .American
from New' England, is - 36 years . of
age, lived alone, and was missed ay
his neighbors and at the post office.
Accordingly those who went to call
at his place found the door open, the
bed unmade and the dishes unwashed,
an unusual < condition of things with
hirii, as he was known to be. scrupulously clean and particular about all
such-matters,,, '
Continuing in their search groans
were heard,from the direction of the
boulder which had caused all the trouble,' ' the pain and misery to the un-
forturiate owner of the premises.
■ A\,few minutes later the half entombed man, was. discovered, but although willing hands were quickly doing their utmost in the work of relief
"iintooir^sl)Wr"tim^tF^get~him— safely
out. ,;,This done he'was immediately
conveyed "to" the Memorial hospital in
this place.' . Johnson stated, strangely! enough,, that he.was not suffering a
great deal of pain.at the time" of his
rel'easo, but doubtless this was due
to the fact that blood had ceased to
circulate in the'* Injured member,
which could not bo, touched without
causing'the blood to ooze from, it:
But the saddest part of the incident'
Is that although everything was done
for the Invalid at the hospital which
medical skill could'suggest and faith*'
ful nursing accomplish, at a, late hour
on Tuesday Normim Lewis Johnson's
name was added to the long list of
those who have scalod tho dim hereafter, the end coming without any undue pain.
A wave of genuino sorrow has been
spread over tho community through
tho termination of n man ln tho prime
of life and who wnB known nmong his
Jrlonds as ono of God's noblest handiworks—a good,and honost man,
■ Tho docoased Iiiih a brother in Toledo, a physician, but little oIho Ib apparently known nbout him or his circumstances.
INSPECTORSHIPS
ARE DECIDED
VICTORIA, Aug. 3-A. Sullivan who
was recently appointed a pro\i!irlal
school Inspoctor, lino boon plucod In
chnrgo of the AgnBBlz, Harrison Hot
Springs nud KainloopK educational district, with liondquarlorH nt Kamloops.
Tho iiowh of this appointment wllUifi
received wllh coiiHlilcriiblu InteroHt. iih
mnny rumorH have boon clrculutod iih
to tho dlHtrlct to which Mr, Sulllvnn
would bn appointed, Sovornl other
changes hnvo beon mndo by the educn*
tlonul department. (I. II, ni-nne will ro*
tnln IiIh pioHont. lnH|iectoi*Klilp of the
southern Kootenny nnd boundary with
lioadqunrturH nt NoIboii. J, I). (iIIIIh,
who wiih nt niu» llnift Insqx-.-ffli' for llm
Inttor dim rift Iiiih linr-n nppolnti-tl to
the Houth bank of the FrnHiii*, Chilli*
wnclc nnd Now Wostmlnslnr district,
with •* hofidqtmrKTH nt New W«*hI*
mliiHlor.
Tho complote Ilut of liiHpontoiH nnd
(hnir ftU'trlflr* t<* **ilii' n" fnlln'i'o* i O
Gordon, Vntirouvnr lulnnd, liendnunr*
tors nt Vlctorln* A. ('. Htownrt from
I'ort Simpson to tlm houiIi of tho Frn*
Her, lieadquarterH nl Vaiu-oiiver; J. I).
(Hills, the south bunk of the Frnmir,
f.hllllwMr-V nnd Sew \WnlmlnBlfr. the*
headquarters to bo nt Now West in luster; A. Sullivan, Agam-is, Harrison,
Hot Springs nnd KnmloopB, headquarters at Knmloo-m; A. I), Miller, Ok-
fuingnn, Arrow Lnkcn and tho main
lino to fllcnmotis, hoitdquaitcr*! at
Hti.oitalo'M-; (I, ii, IH-ntitt, Hxiiht'ru
Kootonay and bmindnry. headquarters
ht Nekton.
New West minster, Revelstoke and
Kamloops lave been cr<-**atr-d m head*
quarters of new districts.
ELKO
: B.C.,
J**
FRED ROO
ROOSVILLE
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General Merchant
Indian Robes and Bead Work
Souvenirs of The Great West      '
1         and   Indian  Curios
— AND	
Real Estate That Grows
j Big Red Apples
9  The Nearest Fruit and1 Farm Lands to the
I Crows Nest Pass Mines
See Elko,  Roosville and
Tobacco Plains
- AND_ ■■ ' *    *-
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Fernie Opera House
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NOTICE
IN tho matter of an iiti-ilicatloi.' for
the Ihhuo of a duplicato Cortlflcnto of
Title to ot in Work ;!■ town of K(*rnl«<
(Map 734).
Notico Ih hornhy Klvnn thnt It In my
Intention  to Ihhuo nt  thu ex id ration
ot one month niter Dw that piildirat*
Ion horcof a dupllcaU* of tho f<*rtlfle*
ate of title to tlio above*   monttonod
lot ln tho nnmo of Michael .1, Canny,
John Rohert Rohr and William A Ro«a
which certificate la dated the nth day
of October 1007 and numtiirod 7t*t'jA.
H. IL J OR AND
I'lutdet lU'iiUirar
Und ReeUtry Off Ire Nt-lnon 11, C.
July 2Ut, 1909.
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ScIiooIk, and heavy work a
specially
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THE DISTRICT LEDGER,,FERNIE,    B.C. AUGU.ST 7 1909
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Football, Lacrosse and Baseball.   Racing
FOOTBALL,
. Only' one of the two league games
on the card for last Saturday was
played, Fernie failing to make th-3
trip to Bellevue.      -,
Interest in the league is evaporating, unless we except the clubs th-u.
are immediately concerned ' in tho
race for the championship; these-aro
Michel and Coal Creek. The other
clubs are out of the running, • and
practically speaking, have no interest
in the destination,of the league cup.
We have an -example of this in Fer-
" nie faling farar thtd ntam mahashrl
nie failing to make the trip to Bellevue to play their return fixture witli
-, .Bellevue last Saturday.
The difficulty ■ seems to have been
in getting a team together, several of
the players have left the town, and
thoy failed to get substitutes oto fill
the vacancies..     The only game placed last Saturday was at Hosmer, Coal
Creek supplying the opposition.  The
match proved to be rather easy for
Coal Creek and they won out by tlio
rather/large score of six to one. Hoj-
mer opened I the game with nine mon,
which seems strange considering tho
fact that they were playing at home
Goals-came early to Coal"Creek and
they had an easy passage all the \yay
through,     The game was uninteresting throughout, the only time when
a shout was heard was when Hosme?
scored  their first and only, goal.   It
would be useless to offer any criticism
on the game as Hosmer were weak in
• the- extreme and the winners   were
never stretched.
Th' league table, to date is as follows:
., PL Wn
Michel      10
Coal Creek ..    9
Fernie   ...... 10
Frank         7
Coleman        9
Bellevue        9
Hosmer     ....  10
Two points for a
a-draw.,
There- is only one game on the car.l
for' today—that  is  between   Hosmer
.   and Frank at Hosmer.
raw on at least three decisions against
the Ledger. Quit making bets on the
games Milt and watch- your decisions.
The following was the line up and the
score:      ' "7
Rochon "replaced McDougall in Dw
4th innings. Quinlan replaced * White
one innings and Cunningham played
field two innings'with Galvin spare.' 7
The following is the line up and the
score:
Coal Co. " Ledger
Second base   ■
Tutthill    ■  '....Gijnn
Centre field
Patterson    .* Roche.
pitcher
White   ..:   ..."  McDougall
short stop
Quinlan ....    Moody
Third base
'- Summary*/ Bases on balls:  McDon-
ell 3; Mclntyre.2. Rudnicki 2'.,
Struck out by McDonell -3, Mclntyre
1- a,-. ."
Left on bases,Scouts 2;   Commercials i. ■
" Time of game. 1.10.      Umpire' -----
Kastner.   -
DETEMINED   SUICIDE
Brown ...
Kirkpatrick
Ijepard  ...
Gibson   ...
First, base
Left field
Right field
 Rush
.D. McLeod
., .Kennedy
 Stanley
catcher
Galvin Kirkpatrick
The Coal Company are credited with
11 safe smashes and the Ledger 6. ■
Score by innings: -■
1 2 3 4 5 C
Coal Company - 0 5 2 6 "4 x—17
Ledger .: ...'   1,2 3 0 0 0-- 6
Summary: Three base hit',* McDougall 1, Galvin 1, first on balls off McDougall 3, White 4, Rochon 2; struck
out by White 4, McDougall 7, Rochon
2.,. Errors, 'Tutthillv, 1,1* Patterson 1,
Quinlan 1,. McLeod 1, Moody 2, Rush 1.
Time of game 1.10. Umpire Kastner
ANTWERP, Aug.* 3—Chas. Brown
who Is said to have been a banker of
Buffalo, committed suicide by cutting
his throat onboard the steamer Vau-
erland as the vessel was nearing Antwerp, today., Mr. Brown,"who was suffering from melancholia, the effects oi
a nervous breakdown, previously had
made an-unsuccessful attempt to kill
himself by jumping into the sea when
the Vaderland was at Dover. ,
■He sailed from New York on1 July
24 on the Vaderland and throughout
the voyage his strange actions were
the subject of comment by the saloon
passengers. *       •_  < ,   -
• When the Vaderland put into Dover
Brown suddenly mounted the railing
of tbe; steamer and leaped into the
sea. Passengers sounded the alarm
however, and the small boats -were
manned and Mr. Brown rescued. He
was immediately put in his cabin and
thereafter on the voyage to Antwerp
was under the care of the doctor of the
ship. ,(
• He was left alone for a moment today half an hour before the steamer
arrived at Antwerp, and seizing a knife
he slashed his throat and died soon after. The passenger list of the first
cabin gives the name of C H. Brown.
Great Excitement Reigns
Among the Working 7
/Classes
Borah and Bourne. *-. Invitations had
been sent to Senators Dixon,'Burkelt
and Clark of .Wyoming, but'-.they (did
not accept. ' ,      : •
'.Senator Aldrich and'Representative
Payne said unequivocally that the
language employed in adjusting tho
hide controversy was, not a joker. An
effort. was made to reach an understanding with the men from'.the-cattle raising states.. They said that th-j
' wor dhad gone out over, the west tha*
jfree hides had been given for cheaper
1 shoes a°nd harness and that"their cor.
dr. wriglesworth. d.
',.'..*    ~'dentist.7v
D. S.
'Office: ^Johnson-Faulkner Block. ..
Hours 9-12;; 1-5; <3.30-7.30.=- Phono" 72
•ernle
B.--C".
• BAYONNB,. France, Aug. -3—Cable
news regarding -'the situation in Spain
reecived here this morning from San
Sebastian represents, the situation as
very grave, throughout the northern
part of,the" country,' where.fill of the
trades unions have ordered a general
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strike today. . The government has
seized all the telegraph and telephone
wires in the affected districts .to, pre-'
vent the leaders of the strike movement'from communicating with each
other.. *■ ■ „': " • , '
The ■ transmission of newspaper dispatches has been stopped entirely, and
has forced a suspension of a majority
of the journals. The greatest excitement reign among the working classes
all over. .7
, Reports received here direct from
Madrid say that King Alfousois great*
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PLAYING WIT.H FIRE
BASEBALL
•Messrs.   Quinlan and    White    hied
themselves over to baseball park i'n
Monday night, accompanied by their
team of ball players to take a fall out
of the Ledger team.
They were so struck by the   horseshoe write up that, tbey brought, some
real horse shoes under their bibs rind
baby fashion threw them at us when
the game was called.  However ..thoy
served no good purpose as the rood
luck angel refused to leave thc white
sox bunch. .   Tho game was protested
according to league rules as Quinlan
overlooked the fact, that ho had   re
leased J. Galvin  on July 21st In order,
to place another name on his list and
had not since signed him back'  on-
The rules distinctly call for a playo*.-
to be signed on .with tho secretary, I
- days beforo being played.      Messrs.
Quinlan and Whito gavo a little side
■exhibition ot their gentlemanly attributes directly -aftor tho game when
thoy tackled tho manager, of the Lodger tenmi and used threatening   rind
abusive language to him.     Howovor,
at last accounts ho was ablo to droHH
himself. This rough stuff should   bo
stopped at once as tho patrons of thu
gamo do not, llko that stylo of sport.
For tho Coal Company rill tho boyii
played good fast ball and wore In tho
gamo from start to finish.     For   tho
Ledger* Glynn, who played second Buck
hurt his anklo preview* to tho start of
tho gamo, which mado him unable to
run or stop grounders. Pearson,   tho
3rd baseman, did ont show up, and ns
ho In a good player this weakened tho
tonm ronHldornbly.     Mi'Dougull Htnrt-
od tho twirling but hurt his log,, nnd
had lo bo replaced by Rochon,   win
pitched good hnll nftor tho first lw.»
mon had boon pm-sod.    McDougall Ib
tho best short stop In tho league and
that position is weak when .llnuny Ih In
tho box.     White for Iho Conl Company pitched it good gamo and iiIho at
short mopped iinythln*** Hint emtio'..Ib
wny.     Umpire KiiHtnor wiih terribly
The Scouts and Commercials met
at Baseball park on Thursday evening
to play their postponed game in ■ the
league series.
Gillespie's team was* weakened by
two men being absent and he had to
pick up a couple of players. on the
field which'did not tend to strengthen
his line up. Mclntyre was in the
box for the Commercials and, considering that he was working with a broken thumb pitched good ball. He was
unfortunate enough to split two fingers in tlie first of the fourth* and had
to retire. Vin Rudincki was put in
the box and twirled two good - innings, his is the first, game that Ru-
■rH*-,f-i.-i_haR_p.ver_-pitclied_and_W-ith7a_|
little working he will be- there - all
right.       ,.- ' '
The Commercials played good ball
but were up against too hard a line
up to win, Gillespie made good with
the stick getting a couple of hard bin-
glesthat made the fielders hop some.
He also made a couple of nice stops
and threw to bases well. Glover took
on a new lease of lifo and slopped all
that came within a mile of his mit.
Ho also made perfect throws to first
sack. Gates threw three men out at
second. For the winners .McDonell
pitched a good steady-gome, and-received excellent support. Wriglesworth was the star swatter, bolng credited with three safe hits. Tho fact
that Quinlan, Brown nnd While were
rooting for the Commercials did not
seom to materially Increase their
chances of winning.' The following
was the lino up nnd score:
Scouts
,A.R. R.H.E.
Wriglesworth l.f.   .*    3   3   »   °
Smith 3rd   '....'   4
Hnll 2nd    'I
Whelan c'     3
CANSO, N. S. Aug. 3—A distressing
accident occurred1 here this afternoon
when a three,year old boy, Clarence,
son of Harry Fanning, was burned to
death. The boy was out walking with
his mother this afternoon. The latter
returned to prepare the evening meal
and leaving the^little boy with somo
other children playing about the door,
went to the well nearby for water.
In their" play some of the elde'r ones
kindled a fire and* while the children
were playing about it, little Clarence's
i. dress caught fire and was quickly in a
blaze.
The frantic screams of the lad were
heard at a great distance but help arrived too late to save the little fellows life i '     ,
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.ANOTHER  EARTHQUAKE
CITY OF MEXICO, Aug. 3—Reports
received here today indicate that 500
persons were killed in the,earthquake
which .shook Central Mexico yesterday. Five, towns are believed to be
■t^Tll*rdMtroyed"^M_CTlu"m1jeroi*-;otii'
ers are partially wrecked by the tremors. ■' ,    .
The heaviest damage is thought to
have been done at Chilapa, 75 miles
from Acapulco, which the messages to
day indicate was wiped completely off
the earth by the shocks. Scores were
crushed to death under failing walls
there and their bodies cremated in tho
fire which followed,
ly.depressed over the situation in the
interior.'. He desired to throw-his
personal popularity in the scale and it
was with difficulty that he could bo
dissuaded from going to Barcelona in
person.
Premier Mara told him that it would
be equivalent.'to suicide to .enter that
stronghold of anarchy. , Some of-the
highest officials of the army and navy
are protesting vigorously againstaithe
maintenance of the censorship.,
PARIS, Aug. ' 3—Judging from the
reports'received here the position'in
Barcelona still k remains somewhat
shrouded as no correspondence , has
yet reached the city, which .is isolated
by land and sea.
The censored reports coming out of
Madrid are suspected of- being ,over
optimistic.; Nevertheless it appears to
be certain that General Sandiago has
succeeded In restoring a semblance of
order in the'city and today a serious
effort to cause a resumption'of work
will bemade. ,. ...
... CERBERE, France,' Aug. 3— The
first train' out of Barcelona since tho
troubles began .there'arrived here tonight bringing.^copies of La Publi Cid-
ada and other newspapers'After pointing out tthat the accounts of the figh -
ing at Barcelona had been censored,
the papers'publish-a llst-of 35 of tht
convents*
stituents would not be satisfied. with
any other bargain.,    • ^    *>  ,
Senators Brown and Borah, both had
letters from the' president bearing up
on the alleged joker. v\ The senator-:
read these letters to the conferee--
Tlie president asserted in the letter to
Senator Borah" that the leather and
hide schedule as'1 adopted by the con-,
ferees was just as he had understood.
He ' argued that- farmers wear shoes
made of the kind of hides that woul.i
pay the low duty and that'practically
all harness is made from dutiable leather, and therefore would be reduced
to 20 per cent ad valorem. ,
In the Brown letter.the,president
is said to have added a rather shar*)
criticism to the legislators continually
"finding jokers." Appeals were made
to both senators to support the'conference report. The contention of tha
"range" senators is that'the, president
is in error both ns to hides from
which farmers' boots are manufactured and concerning harness.
. After the westerners had'departed
the conferees , discussed/, ways , and
means of meeting the situation. It
was practically conceded that in order to ensure the passage of the ro
port by a" safe margin the low rates
on boots and shoes and harness would
have to be applied to calfskin products as well as lo leather from a class
of hides that are now dutiable .but
which'are made free by the conference
report. -       •   , *"
No program has been-reached positively as to how this result' shall b&
accomplished. ' '       '■
Barrister. and Solicitor
Fernie, B. C.
-Canada.
L. P. Eckstein
D. E,
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McTaggart
ECKSTEIN & McTAGGART ,
BARRISTERS, sbLICITORS, ETC.
ffiE fERNIE
LUMBER CO;
A. McDougall; Mgr."
Cox Street
Fernie B.C.
F. C. Lawe
Alex.' I, Fisher
LAWE & FISHER
ATTORNEYS
Fernie, B. C.
Manufacturers of and Deal-
1 a. ers in all kinds of Rough .
and Dressed Lumber    ,
Send us your orders
H. W.   HERCHMER
Barrister and Solicitor
BECK BLOCK FERNIE B.C.
DR. J. BARBER, DENTIST,    *-.
Office Henderson Block, Fernie B.C.
Hours 9 to 1; 2 to 5; 6 to 8.
Residence 21 Viotoria Ave.
KENNEDY & MANGAN
Lumber. Dealer
rf
All kinds of rough and dressed lumber
Victoria. Ave.
North Fernie
NO LUCK THIS TIME
'FRANKFORT, Aug. 3—The airship
Zeppelin II left here today for Cologne, a distance of 110 miles, but was
obliged to return ori account of an accident' to her machinery.
' She had gone but a short distance
when" one of her cpropellor blades had
broken ■ and the other worked loose
and fell,to the "ground. The airship
returned to the same place .from
which' tt had started ' This is the
second unsuccessful attempt of the
airship,to reach Cologne. •
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W. A. CONNELL
Pioneer Builder and Contractor of
! Fernie
ESTIMATES FURNISHED ,,
Secretaries of Local Unions
DISTRICT 18   U.'M. W. of A.,
.133/*
Loans
On first class
. business and residential   property.
DROP   IN
MATTER
AND  TALK THE
OVER   WITH   US
Real Estate & Insurance
Cree & MofFatt \
Ashcroft Mines, Lethbridge No.
Thomas Grey.
Bankhead No.  29—James Fisher.
Bellevue No. 431—R.  Livett. -     .
Park., Local.   1378.—W.
Canmore
Angell.
Coleman,
ham.
>No. 2633^-William   .Gra-
ciiurches- aTiQ~convenis~\v[flicu,^were
burned between July 26 and July 30.
ROWDYISM AT GAME
OTTAWA, Aug. 4—The p9l.ee havo
a warrant for the arrest of Mike Ions,
a Tecumseh lacrosse player, charging
him with brutal assault on Kails of
Toronto, while playing at Scarboro
beach yesterday.  .
The chief constable announced re*
cently that In future tho polico would
prosccuto all cases of rowdyism by the
players at sports and this is tho first
warrant to-bo Issued.
CLAIM THEY
WERE BUNCOED
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Measure held  up  Again
Owing- to  Leather
Question
CONTRACTORS
♦»♦♦♦■»♦♦ »♦♦♦♦♦♦♦-»'
l 'GRAVETT BROS.
Carbonado No. 2688—Janies Hewitt.
Cardiff  No. 2387—A.  Hammond. ,   '
Cardiff No. 279—F. K/St. Amant
Corbin  No.. 2877—A.  Hamilton"   '/
No   2540—A.   Matt-
Edmonton   City
hews,  P.O.  1314.
„ Edmonton No; ,
2 Frazer.Flats.   .
1329-
St.  Julian.
HAVE FIGHT
McDonald p.
Davey 1st ...
Hamilton  r
Mills cf.,..
IHcks h.h.   .
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PITCHFORK KILLS
25 10   0    2
Commercials
Gates c  	
Qloven h.h	
McKellar  1st	
QulKK, Rudnicki r.f,
McLeod lli'd  	
Briioboker  c.f	
Gillespie  2nd   .7...
Mclntyre p	
Hllclilo ),f	
R.11.13.
17   3   2   fi
MONRBAL, Aug. 4—Kdmond Lib-
blch, 18 years old fell from a load of
hay lit St. Lambert ^yesterday and tho
prongs of a pltchfo'rk penetrated his
sldo, causing death boforo tho arrival
of tho hospital ambulance from   this
city.
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BAD ATTACK OF DY8ENTRY CUR*
ED
"An honorod citizen of this town was
suffering from a sovoro attack of dys*
ontry. Ilo told a frlond If bo could
obtain a bottio of Chamberlains Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Romody ho
folt confident of being cured, ho having used this remedy In tho wost. Ilo
was told that I kopt It In Block and
lost no tlmo In obtaining It, and wiih
promptly curod," saya M. J. l/*aeh.
clruBRlBt of Wolcott, VI. For solo by
all dniRBlBtB,
Official City League Baseball Schedule
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SCOUTB
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AUOUBT 13
Sporting
AUGUST 1*
AUOUBT 11
News
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4—Tariff lo
glslation has been again delayed by
the hido and leather question and as
a,,result the conferees were called together once moro yesterday. Tho westerners complained that the leather
schedule, as arranged by tho conferees
with the approval of tho president,
Is unfair to the states interested In
protected hides, It was agreed,yesterday that some action must bo taken
to conciliate thom if tho conforonco
report is lo bo adopted. Senator Aid
rich and his associates wero not Ion,?
In learning that tho chargo that there
was a "joker" In tho compromised
hide and leather djueotlpn had upset
the comfortable majority that had previously counted on for tho adoption of
tho roport.
Tho difficulty appoared to bo a lack
of understanding botwoon tho conferees, the president and tho wostorn
senators concerning tho condition nn
dor which the lattor coiiBontod to
hides being placed on tho froo llfit.
Tho Westerners claimed that thoy
had been led to bollovo that all goods
and shoos of leather woro to bo dutiable v 1(1 per cent and all harness it*
20 per cont. Whon the conferees' roport was IbriiciV It appoared that tho
reductions applied only to articles
manufactured In chief part of the
class of hldoH which wero to ho made
free of duty.
The reductions would not apply lo
shoes tlio uppers of which wore mado
of calfskin, or to harness wIiobo chief
value was calfnl<ln, flomo of the
Wostorn Honatora sold that ,tlioy liu-l
lM-un fooled, iho president had been
fooled and thu trick that, was played
on the consumer was nothing short of
biincomb. FlnUlnR that the WcBlorn-
oi'h wore not amoniiblo to argument,
somo of tho Bonftto leaders and some
of tho dissatisfied rnumuof*. uuniu-i-
lo itixi Wbtlv llxiuhit. Thuri' -ill u'iti-
informed that tho president had not.
been fooled. Ho waa reported to have
told all of his callers .hot he fully
understood tho character of his com*
proiii*ibii.
It wa* declared by the conferees in
dofonco of thoir action that the courso
pursued waa neceisary frof a parliamentary standpoint. Senator Aldrich
was among those wbo called at tho
White Hoimc*. When he rolurnod lo
the capital ho Issued a.call fov a sos-
fllon of the conferee*, Including tho
house Republican members. They assembled at 3.10 p.m. Audiences wore
Riven then to Senators Heyborn,
Warren.   Carter, SuUurland. Brown.
Contractors Resist Harriman's Gang with Axes
and Shotguns
GRASS VA.LLEY, Ore. Aug. 3—Sev-
enty-flve armed men are on guard today at tho Gurtz ranch near here on
behalf of contractors reputed to be
In tho employ of the Hill line, resisting tlie passage of Harriman railroad
gangs In a rnco between the two lines
to build a road tapping Central Oregon
country. An injunction was-issued by
tho circuit court to restrain Porter
Brothers alleged Hill contractors, from
preventing Twohy Brothers,.in tho employ of Harriman from passing oyer
tho Gurtz ranch.   .
When Twohy brothers made an at
tempt to pass through' the ranch they
woro met by Portor Brothers gang,
armod with shotguns, axes and pick-
handles and woro compelled to turn
back. The Twohy men wore- outnumbered and nftor a brief parley retired.
It Is feared howovor that Twohy
will attempt to forco a passage it'
Portor Brothers do not withdraw. Tho
roproBOiitalivcs of Porter Brother** declare that tho injunction was improperly served and that therefore thoy
are within their rights In Ignoring lta
contents. .Although sovoral doputi*
shorlffs accompnnled tho Twohy gang
no attempt was mado hy thom to   ar
DRAYING  TRANSFER
Baggage  delivered   to   nny
part of the city.   * .
LEAVE'ORDERS,AT INGRAM'S
Queen's Hotel
M08T MODERN AND    UP-TO*.
DATE   HOSTELRY     IN .. THE
WE8T. .
Bulk expressly for :
Workingmen's
Trade
It's a dandy, come and seo it*.
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ROBICHAUD,   R088   BR08,
, & CO. Proprietors
(W. „A.' Ross, Manager.)
ost nny of tho Portor Rang whon thoy
barred tho way that tho court ordor
was BiippoHOd to havo oponod.
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8HOT BY MOB
01M3LOU8AS, La. July 31-Two no-
Rroos woro taken from tho officers of
the law near Grand Prairie last night
and shot to doatji by a mob of 'M
markod men. Tho mob qulotly ills
puruod and loft the bodies on the
ground whoro Ihey wore found today.
Ono of lho negrooH was neeusod of
wounding it white man and ot commit
ting a series of robbcrlcfl. Tho othor
was cliarnod with complicity ln n
numbor of thoftn and with ImrborlnK
thieves. t
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NOTIOn OP nipBOI/UTION OK PAIIT-
NI3USIIU-
N0TIC13 Is horoby glvon that tlio partnership heretofore oxIbIIhh- botwoon
William R. Rons anil J, S. T. Alexander, under tlio name of Rohr & Alexander hab boon dissolved as at Juno 1st,
1900.
Mr, W. R. Ross will continue the
buslnoRH at tho old offlccB,
Dated this 8th day of July, A. D.
1000.
Fernie No. 2314-^-D. Rees.
FrankrNo! 1263—Walter. Wrigley.
Hosmer No.' 2497-—J. W'.  Morris
Kenmare  N ,D.' . No. . 2850—J. ■   E.
Lansberry. '
•;Lethbrldgo,,;No.; 574-^harles    Pea*t
cock. ,              '  .a.. . ' , •
,   Lille No."1233—J. T Griffith
'i * *
' Hillcrest No. 1058—J.  O.  Jones
. Maple Leaf  No, 2829-7-J.   Bonacci.
(via Bellevue) *
Merritt Local Union, No. 2627—Chas
Brooks.   " '       • ,
, Michel No.' 233*1—Chas. Garner
'\       a, -     ■ °*
vMlddlesboro 872—W.  N.  Reid
ii  Passburg 2352—A.. Wllkstrom. '
Royal Collieries   No, 2589—Charles
Smith.
Roche Percee No. 2672—Lachlan McQuarrie.
Taber No. 102—Wm. Russell
Taber No. 1959—-Wm. McClare.
Taylorton, No, 2648—H.   Potter.
Kenmare r\. D. No. 2850—H. Potter
Woodpecker    No.    2299.*—William
Lowe. ..       , ,
Waldorf Hotel
NOW IN NEW QUARTERS
"Hay hM such sweeplnf tabes.*
"Yes; sht'-J mak* « food hous-*
•ttawir
NOTICB
Tho partnership lillhorto existing
botwoon MeoBrs. Rinnan, Kamlnokl &
Albort Lund has thiB day boon dUsolv*
od by mutual consent, Albort Lund continuing tho hunlnoiiR. All debts duo
tho firm aro to ho paid to tho aald
Albort Lund and ho will defray all liabilities, '
Datod at Fornie this llith day of
July 1000.
NOTICB
NOTICB la hereby glvon that, 30
*,ny« nftor date, I Intend to apply to
tho Hon. Chief CommlBBlonor of
Lands for a license lo prospect for
coal and potroloum on tlio following
described lands, situate In South-East
kootonay, llrltlsh Columbia, Block
4R9H: Commencing at a post planted
at. or near ono mile east ot ^A-ini.u
I post of tho present C. 'P. R. survey
lino, nnd being tho southwest cornor
of ,\V. H. Darby's claim; thonco run-
nlng oast 80 chains; thonce running
north 80 chulns; thonco running Wost
HO chains; thenco running south M
chains to a point of commencement;
■making 610 acrca more or Jena.'
Locatod this 88th day of April 11.09.
W. 11. DARBY, Locator
NAT BABCOCK, Agont
Table Unexcelled
Hur mippliod with the llnest
lii'ittlilH nf WIlH'H*. Llqiioi-ri.
and CIkiui.
MRS. S, JENNINGS, Prop.
(Fai-moi-ly of Contml'IIot-ol)
NOTICE
TAKE! notico [that I Intend to apply
o tbo Board ol Ucensmg Oo.au.i.*,'-'
onors for tho City of Pernio at thoir
,ext sittings In open court ontltlod to
near such application, fo rtho trans*
»er. of tho retail Liquor Llconso now
lield by me in respect of tho llconsed
promise-! known nn tho Northern Hotel
situate on Lots six (6) and seven (7)
Dloct H City Of F«mln, to Wlllam
Eschwlg.
Dated at Fernie 11.0. this 8th day
of June, 1909.
JOHN SORKIE. ,ss*i :J7** ."'■
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THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,   , B.C. AUGUST 7 1909
PAGE SEVEN
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Hurricane Blew and Hail
„  "   As^Large as Hens'
Eggs Fell
: PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE,, Aug.  3—
Rei't Cadmaia, of Flee Island, was kin-
,'*d by lightning while working on hi;
. .farm yesterday afternoon.    . He was
ploughing in the field - when he was
struck., .        . .      vv    *■'    .   -,■
.    . .     •    .     ,. • i
The storm which passed over that
district was the,worst in twenty years
the. rain-.falline in torrents and,the
hall being.as large as eggs. • Portage,
too, . suffered considerably from the
storm which was the fiercest for many
,. years.      "'
A regular hurricane blew for some
time aad the vivid lightning and tin.-
heavy. thunder  were  in' evidence   al
■„ the same time.
Saturday's storm did,more damage
in-the district than at first imagined.
The barn at Leader Bros., .on the
Plains, was struck by lightning and a
colt killed.. James Wait also lost
three valuable horses which were in
', a barn that* was struck.      , 7
f Fatality at Emerson
EMERSON, Man* Aug'. 3—Hugh H.
Griffiths, a.well known farmer living
just across the line in Minnesota, -was
■> * struck by lightning last evening   and
„ Instantly* killed while at work building
a stack of hay. "     '
A complete line of samples of ;
Fall Suitings and
. o    ■ I
Overcoatings
Worsteds, Serges
and Tweeds
Up-to-date Workmanship
Moderate Prices
JCiRENNY
100 tons of good
Upland
Baled Hay
i i.j. u.iuj juiu lwil.uij 9 iim iwmn^mm
W. E. Barker, Cayley, Alia.
P, Carosella
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes
Gents' Furnishing;!
BAKER  AVENUE
BRANCH AT  HOSMER,  B.C.
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by
ANTHONY HOPE
a tt
Author of Tbe Prisoner of Zenda
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C-ft-ftrTightaso-s.^ i, y
bis examination. In a couple of' min
utes be turned round to them.
"Something has caused,his majesty
strong agitation?" y.\
"Yes," answered Stenovics. ' "
^ ,"Yes," said Natchett. He cleared his
throat and glanced doubtfully at the
countess. ... _.       •'*
"Well?'*, aslied Stenovics. '    - ' ■    \
Natcheff threw out his hands, shrugging his shoulders^ ever so slightly.
"I regret to say that the effect Is the
worst possible.   His majesty la dead."
Silence agaln-^a silence, strangely
broken. - Stafnltz - sprang across the
room with a bound like a cat's, and
caught the physician by the shoulder.
"Nol" he said. "Not for twenty-four
hours yetl His majesty dies tomorrow!"
T-Wen^four
Ll
-aMtui tutu*, without*- eharae, ta me
S-alentilic jftticricatt.
A)u»d4fm«'rUI'amra>MvMklf. Luteal ate*
rmfiitfin utanr *t**ntte*t tnnmat.   T*rm* tee
—"^^faet.ptmaeevmiaia. w*t*t
IS majesty die3 tomorrow!":
Stafnlta'S" words seemed
to freeze them all stiff where
they, stood. Even. Countess
EUenburg's sobs, which hod threatened to break forth again, were arrested
in their flow.
."Markart, lock;the door leading to'
the king's apartments. ' Dr. Natcheff
and Lepage, carry the king into his
bedroom. ' Lay blm on the bed. Stay
there till 1 call you. v Countess, general,
1 invite your earnest attention." ,.
Stenovics' mind excelled ln the waiting game, the slow, tortuous approach,
the inch by Inch advance of leisurely
diplomacy. For him this crisis, was at
first too sudden. The swift and daring
Intellect of Stafnltz naturally, and Inevitably took the lead. His strong will
fascinated his confederates. - ,
a "Is this to be/the beginning or tho
end?" he asked. "For.ua and our friends
—which? If we send a courier-to Praslok to .call King Serglus to his capital—
what then? For you. countess, and
your son oblivion and obscurity at Dobrava for,, all the rest of your'life, Just
-that!—For-yourgeaera!rand-for-me-andi
our friends—yes, you. too, Markart—
our conge, more or less civilly given.
There won't be more insignificant men
In all Slavna on tbe day King Serglus.
enters.    But there's no King Serglus.
'jet'";'     ' "•', ""   '■ '".
Stenovics was regaining tbe use of
his brain. His eyes grew, distant ln
deep meditation. Countess Ellenburg
looked eager and grim. Her lips could
not swear a false oath—well, she was
not asked to swear any oath now.
Markart- could not think. , Ho stood
staring at Stafnltz.,
"In half an hour that courier must
start for Praslok If be starts at all. Of
.all things, wo mustn't hesitate."   '
Ho had painted the result to them of
tbe coming of King'Serglus, It meant
the defeat of years of effort It entailed tho end of hopes, of place, pf powor
or influence Thero was no future for
thoso three In Kravonia if King Sor-
gius came. And Markart, of course,
seemed no moro than ono of Stonovles'
train. \
"And If tho courier doesn't start?" asked Stenovics. Ho took out a cigar and
lit It, asking no loavo of tbo countess,
Probably bo hardly knew that ho was
smoking lt
Stafnltz, looked at his watch. "Flvo
o'clock! Wo havo twonty-four hours.
It would bo risky to keep tho secret
longor. There's not much tlmo. Wo
must bo prompt, but wo mustn't boc-
rlflco anything to hurry. For lnstanco,
lt would look odd to prosont tbo king's
orders to Baroness Dobrava In tho mid*
dio of tbo night) Sho'd small a rat If
bIio'b as clover tiB thoy say, and so
would tho prlnco, I think. I could havo
a hundred men at Praslok by midnight,
but I shouldn't proposo to havo thom
thoro boforo 11 o'clock tomorrow. Woll,
thoy could bo back horo by 6 In tho
aftornoon! In the courso of tho day
wo'll ocupy all tlio Important points of
tho dry with troops, wo can trust
Then, ln tho ovoning, ns soon as wo soo
how manors lmvo gono at Pnulok, wt
proclaim King Aloxls!"
Tho coiintCHH gave a littlo shtvor,
whothor of four or of ongoriioss It was
lniposslblo to toll. Stonovles drummed
his flngors on tho tnblo and turned his
clgnr quickly round and
round   lu   his   mouth,
Murkart had recovered
his clearness of  in Imi
und closely watched oil
tho sceno.
Tho countess rose Bud*
donly In strong agitation.    "I~I can't bear
It," she said. "Willi blm
lying there!  Let mo gol
Prosently-presontly you
oLuii U'.< uur— uiifibUiy,."
Atp-no**-*!*** Inl(, down
his cigar nnd wont to her, "Walt In
thero-'-ho pointed to NatchoS's room-
"tlll you'ro quite composed. Then go
to yt**ur own room and wait till I como.
Mind, countess, no sign of agitation!"
lit*   .Cai   i*a*r   OUU      hlMtlUX   KUI'X'.lt'it'ai   XXX*
shoulders,
"Sho'll bo all right," ho said to Mark-
art, with a passing •milo.
"I think sho was fond of tbo king,"
snld Markart,
Stenovics ro to rood. "Now," ho said,
seating hlm-telf asnln and resuming hU
cigar, "Tou suggest tbat we still use
that order for thc urrcfit of TtaronoM
Dobrava?" !;
"It's signed •Alosis,' nnd King Alexis
lives till 6 tomorrow. Moreover, If all
goes well. King Alexis lives again for
many yean after that"
Stenovics nodded slightly. "Ths bar*;
on*** cotfift* wUUngly or you btlngb*rl
At any rate, one way or tbo other, she's
In onr bands by this time tomorrowr
•TCMetly. ftnarat. T fall to pereelve
that thla lamentable evenr-be waved
his hand towardthe king's empty chair
—"altera the case as regards the baroness one jot"       ' ,'*"'-.    ""
"Not the leasf unless you consider
that risking our heads''on the throw
has any such effect" replied Stenovics.
And for the flrct time he smiled.   - ;
"Once you wanted to play the big
stake on a bad hand, general. Won't
you put It on the table--now, -when
you've a good one?"   . « '•
"I'm thinking of a certain strong card
in the other hand*which you haven't
mentioned yet Baroness Dobrava is
to be iu our power by this time tomorrow, but what will the Prince of Slavna be doing? Still drilling bis men at
Volseni, still waiting tor bis guns?'.
v Stafnltz looked him full ln the face.
"No," he said. "The prince had better
not still be drilling bis men at Volsenl
nor waiting for bis guns,"      ; •
"I think not too," Stenovics agreed,
twisting his cigar round again.;
- "General, do you think. the prince
will  let  Baroness  Dobrava  come to
Slavna without him?"
"I don't know." He might'have confidence enough ln you. He wouldn't
wish to annoy or agitate the king. He
might await his summous to an audience. On the whole, I think he would
submit and rely on being able to Induce tbe king to alter his mind when
they met I'm not sure he -wouldn't advise her to go with-you."' -,   .,. „
"Well, yes, I confess that struck me,
too, ds rather likely or at least possible."   ■     .,, 7 '*•■;'-.- .
"If it "happened It wouldn't be con*
venlent" said Stenovics. with a patient
sigh, "because he would come after her
in a day or two."
"But if ,1 were detained by urgent
bosiness- in Slavna—and we've agreed
that there's work to be done tomorrow,
In Slavna—another officer would go to
Praslok. The order, which I have here,
mentions no, name, although the.king
designated me by, word of mouth."
"The order mentions no name?"    *
"No; it directs the baroness to accompany the bearer. True, at the foot my
name is written, 'Intrusted to Colonel
Stafnltz.' But with care and a pair of
scissors"- He smiled at Markart again,
as though taking him into tbe joke. -
■- "Well,' well, suppose another officer
goes to Praslok. , Why shouldn't the
prince trust the baroness to the care
of that officer as readily as to you?
¥6u"aoa1t—fiow*ah"airrpiit"it=moSopo'?
lize bis confidence, colonel."
■ Stafnltz . still-, wore «hls easy, confidential smile as be answered,, with an
air of Innocent slyness: "Suppose the
officer were*Captain-'Mlstlteh? I think
ifs just the job for Captain HerculesI"
Even Stenovics started a little at
that He laid down bis cigar and looked at his friend the colonel for-some
seconds. Then he looked at Markart
smiling, seeming to ponder, to watch
how Markart was' taking it even to
.sympathize with Markart on having to
consider a rather startling proposal, on
having possibly to do some littlo' violence to his feelings. Certainly Captain Markart gathered tho Impression
that Stenovics was doubtful how he
would stand this somewhat staggering
suggestion. At last tlio general turned
bis  eyes  back
77ie Mini's body lay
on the bed.
"M/ can't
hear It."
the mid,
to' Stafnltz
again.
"That's as ingenious a bit of
deviltry as I
ever beard; colonel," ho remarked quietly,
"Captain Mlstlteh Is restored
to duty, Ho's
of proper rank
to perform such n service and to command an escort of n hundred men, Aft
or all, an officer of my rank mado a cor*
tain concession ln accepting so smnll a
command."
"Tho prince would regard tbo sending of Mlstlteh as a dcllborato InBult."
"I'm afraid ho would."
"Ho's hot tomporod, Qo'd probably
say as much."
"Yes, and Mlstlteh Is hot tempered,
llo'd probably rosmit tho observation.
Bat you'll romombor, gonoral, that tho
escort Is to bo large* enough to make
tlio officer commanding It socuro
against hlndranco by any act short of
opon and armed resistance to tho king's
command."   * "
"He'll novor bollovo tho king would
send MlRtltcht"
"Will that mako his poncoahlo obo*
dlonco moro likely?"
"In n momont thoy'd bo at each other's"- Ho stopped. "Mnrknrt, go nnd
soo If thoy nood anything In thoro,"
Ilo pointed to (ho king's bedroom,
whoro Natcheff and Lopngo woro.
Markart rose and obeyed, Ills bead
was swimming. Ilo hardly yot under
stood how vory Ingenious tho Ingenious
deviltry was, how the ono man was lo
bo flout whose directions tho prlnco
could not submit to, whoso prosonco
was an Insult, to whom It was tinposNtblo
tb Intrust nnronot**** Dobrava.  Ilo was
vcij giua lu Ux'i uul oi (iitf looiii. 'iiiu
Innt be nnw wn-. FtnfnH-*. dmv-ln-r Wn
chnlr closo up to Stonovles nnd engaging In low volood, cnnioiit talk**
Tbo k/tig"s body lay on tboibod do-
contly dlsposod nnd covered with a
large fur rug. Lepiico sat on a chair
near by, Nnuneit on anoihur it. ino
window, Both looked up for n moment
ns Mnrkart entorod. but noltlior spoke.
Markart found a third chnlr nnd sat
down. Nobody snld anything, Tho
throo woro as silent and almost as still
as tbe fourth on tho bod. A low mur*
mur of vole.*.* ciuue, from the next
room. Tho words wore Indlstlngulsh*
n!)"(* Ro piTi-tcd full half nn hour, A
strnnirc and terrible half hour It seemed to Mnrknrt
The door opened, ond Htafnlts railed
Nslclii'It. Tlii- physician rose snd followed him. Anoiher twenty minutes
went by. (.till In silence, but once Mario
ur(. lao,-,lu--, for a moment at hta tnu(«
companion, saw s1 tear rolling slowly
down l/>pago's wrinkled cheek. Lepage taw blm looking and broke tbs
silence;
"I suppose I helpied to kill him!", .-"
Markart shrugged bis shoulders helplessly. ■ Silence came again. Very long
it seemed; but ori looking at his watch.
Markart found that it* was not yet half
paste.;.   '      ' y ■   ', •  -
Again the dooropened, and Stafnltz
called-to them both. They followed
him1 into, the next room. Stenovics
was sitting at the table, with his hands
clasped on it-in front of him. Stafnltz
took up a position, by his side, standing
as though on duty. Natcheff bad disappeared., Stenovics spoke in calm,
deliberate tones. 'He seemed to have
assumed command' of the operations
again:   '" 0    •
"Captain Markart I'm about to intrust to you an important and responsible duty. .For. the next twenty-four
hours* and afterward until relieved by
my orders you will be in charge of this
man Lepage and \will detain him in
these apartments. -. His own room and
this room will be at the disposal of.
yourself and your prisoner, but you
must not iet the prisoner out of your
sight Dr. Natcheff remains in his
room. He will, have access to tbe king's
room whon he desires, but he will not
leave the suit of apartments. Beyond
seeing to this you will have no responsibility for him. The door leading to
the suit will be locked by me nnd will
be opened only by me or by-my orders.
I remain at the palace tonight* Dnder
me Captain Sterkoff will bo tbe officer
on guard. He will himself supply you
with any meals or other refreshments
wbich you may require. Ring this
band bell oh the table—no other bell,
mind—and he will be with you Immediately. Do you understand your orders?"
Markart understood them very well
There, was uo need of Stafnitz's niocb
Ing little smile to point tlu* meaning
Markart-was to ' be'- Lepage's jailer:
Sterkoff was to be his. Under the
most civil and considerate form be was
made as close a prisomer as the man
he guarded. Evidently Stenovics;had
come, to tbe conclusion that be could
not ask. Markart to put too great a strain
on his conscience. The general, bow-
ever, seemed very kindly disposed toward him nnd was. indeed, almost
qpologetle:
"I've every bope that this responsible
and. I fear, very irksome duty may last
only the fow hours I - mentioned. Yon
put me under a personal obligation by
undertaking it. my dear Markart."
in the absence of any choice Markart
saluted and answered. "I understand
my..orders, general."   •
Stafnltz iuterposed, "Captain Sterkoff
Is also aware of their purport."
Stenovics looked vexed. "Yes, yes.
but I'm sure Markart himself Is quite
enough." It seems odd that In the
midst of such a transaction as that in
which he was engaged Stenovics should
have found, leisure or heart to caro
about Markart's feeling Yet so it was
—a curiously human touch cropping lu
He shut,Markart up only undei xlw
strongest sense of necessity and"with
Vrp-it'' roliir-lniifp    : Pmlmlily StnfnltZ-
had Insisted In tbe ^private conversation which tbey had- held together.
Markart had shown such evident signs
of jibbing over the Job proposed, for
Captain Hercules! , * ,, ^ .
Lepage's heart ,\vas .wrung, but his
spirit was not broken. Stufijltz's Ironical smile called1 un answering one to his
lips. ,■*-•'.*-
"It. would console my. feelings if I
also were put in cbarge'of somebody,
general," he said., "Shall'I, ln ray turn,
keep an eye on Dr. Natcheff or report
If the captain bcro Is remiss in the duty
of keeping himself a prisoner'/"
"I don't think you need trouble your-
'self, M. Lepnge.   Captain Sterkoff will
reilovo you of responsibility,"   To Lepage, too, Stenovics was gentle, urbane,
almost* apologetic.
"And how long am 1 to live, general?"     ,!
"You'ro In tho enviable position, M. Lepage, of being ablo, subject to our common mortality, to settle- tbat for your
self. Como, come, wo'll discuss mnttors again tomorrow night or tho following morning. Thoro nro many men
wbo prefer not to do things, but will
accept a thing whon It's dono; They're
not necessarily unwise. I'vo dono no
worso to you thnn glvo you tho oppor.
tunlty of being one of thom. I think
you'll bo prudent to tnko It. Anyhow,
don't bo angry, You must remember
that you'vo glvon us a good deal of
troiiblo,"   ,
"Botwoon us wo havo killed tho
king."
Stenovics wnvod bis hands In a com*
mlsorntlng wny. "Prnctlcnl men
mustn't spond tlmo ln lamenting tho
past," bo said. '   "
"Nor in moro conversation, bowovor
pleasant," Stnfnltz broko in. wlth'ii
laugh. "Cnptnin Mnrknrt, march your
prlsonor to bis quarters,"
Ills smile mndo tho ordor a mockery.
Murkart folt It, nnd n hatred of tbo
mnn roso In lilm. But ho could do
nothing, Uo did not load Lopago to
his quarters, but followed sheepishly
In his prisoner's wako. Thoy wont to-
gothor Into tho littlo room whoro Lopngo slept.
"Close quarter**, too, captain," snld
tlio valet "Thoro Is but ono cbnlr. Lot
mo put It nt your survlco." Ilo himself
sot down on (ho bed, took out his to*
bacco and begun to roll himself a cigarette
Mnrknrt shut the door nnd then throw
himself on thu bolluiry chnlr Inn lioavy
despondency of spirit nnd a confused
conflict of fooling**), Ilo wan glnd to
bo out of lho work, yot he rmicnlivl tho
ninnnor tn which ho wns put Insldo.
There woro things going on In which It
wns well 1o hnve no hnnd. Yet* wns
thoro not n thing going on In which every man ought u> .iitv-* a (laita* on ouo
sldo or lho oilier? Not to do It, but to
bo rendy to accept It when done! Flo
was enough of n soldier to feel that
thero lny tho worst, tho meanest thing
of all. Not to rlfirr. to dn It bnt tn
profit by (lie dolngl Stonovles had
used the words to Up*go, bis prisoner.
By making him In effect a prisoner.
(To bs continued.)
180,000
SETTLERS
Will   Be a Record Year-
Many to Cross   the
Rockies
VANCOUVER. Aug. 4—W. D. Scott
Dominion emigration agent here, today
en route to Pririce' Rupert, said that
the indications are that 180,000 people
Will settle in the Dominion during tha
year starting April 1 last.
That 50,000 Americans will come in
is assured by the records of April.and
May when 23,316 persons crossed tha
line as settlers. The department was
instituting' strict, measures to secure
the best class of Immigrants and nearly half the arrivals from the states ar**-
taking up homesteads.
Mr. Scott says that as the prairie
country is being filled up inquiries are
coming in concerning British Columbia
are coming in and the appearances in
dicate a rush over,the Rockies in tho
near future.
The Japanese are reported ,to be
faithfully • observing the, immigration
restrictions of that country.
LONDON, Aug. 4—-The emigrants
to Canada form England last June
were 8li5 as against 7768 in June o*.
last year.
The Canadian Associated Press has
learned that in order to confirm the
official status of the Canadian govern1
ment appointees in foreign countries
and in order to place* them beyond the-
restrictive influence of, British resident
officials as was attempted in.the recent Preston controversy in Japan,
which might seriously have affected
the Canadian trade prospects, the colonial office has consented to belt the
medium through which notification is
to be given foreign governments of
the appointment of Canadian officials
to foreign countries.
This is the result of recent strong
representation made by the Canadian
government to the colonial office.
WMMsYoa)    i
Do you feel weak, tired, despondent, have frequent headaches, coated tongue, bitter or, bad taste in morning,
"heart-burn," belching of gas,:acid risings in throat after
eating, stomacb gnaw or burn, foul breath, dizzy spells,
poor or variable appetite, nausea , et' tiroes and kindred
rymptomsP .j"     »
If you  havo  <uiy considerable  nnmber  of the-
above symptoms you are, suffering from bilious- '
ness, torpid liver with indigestion, or dyspepsia.
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery is made
up  of  ths   most  valuable  medicinal principles -
known  to  medical  science  for the -permanent'
cure of such abnormal conditions. -It is a most
efficient liver iovigorator, stomach tonic, bowel
regulator and nerve strengthened
The "Golden Medical Discovery" is not a patent medicine or secret nostrum,
a full  list oi its ingredients being printed on its bottle-wrapper and attested
under oath.   A glance at these WiU show that it contains no alcohol, or harm*..
ful habit-forming drugs.   It  is a fluid extract made ,,with pure, triple-refined  ,
glycerine, of  proper  strength/from the roots of native  American   medical,
forest plants.    World's Dispensary Medical Association, Props., Buffalo, N.Y.
SUMMER   REDUCTIONS
PRICES   IN   OUR   ENTIRE   STOCK
.Vo will offer ourontira slock to tlio public uonxiartne 0( tlio most  up Ito date
Clothinfj, Shoos, lints. Cups, nnd Undorwcnr, Etc.    Kvorytliintr for nu'it to wcur
Tho very best and up to dote sulLs
Formerly  Selling; for $10,00, SIS.00 and S 18.00
Now Sol Mug for 85.00) S7.S0 and S* 10,60
If you buy our shoes, tlio Piunous Brand und Uio latent styles you c;m <aiive from
23 to 35 per eoiit,   OvcrnlU and ■\Vorklii(*uien':i Shirts ut reduced prices ,
'j Givo us a trlul nnd you will ujways be satisfied
KEFOURY
Next to Rochon's Cnndy Store
BROTHERS
,      ,   Next to Northern Hotel
BIG  STREET CAR  STRIKE
NOTICE
NOTICE Is hereby given that thirty
(30) days after date I intend to apply
to tho 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 plantjd ;it
or near 1 mile east of 25 mile post of
the present C. P. R. survey line, and
being the south west corner of P. A.
Farquharson claim, -
thence running east SO chains;
thence running north 80 chains;
thence running west 80 chains
thence running south 80 chains to the
point of commencement, making (140
acres more or less.    ,   ,
Located this 12th day of July, 1909.
' '  -       'NAT BABCOCK! Agent.
P. A. FARQUHARSON, Locator
, CHICAGO; Aug 2—A strike involving 11,000 street car. operatives is now
threatened and efforts are being put
forth to try and arrange a settlement
of the' differences between the men
and the. Chicago-Street Car'company.
The strike, .if it comes, it is feared
would completely, paralyze the trans-
portation-facilities-in-the-oity-and-en-
tail a tremendous monetary loss iji
the meantime. ■' .
being the south west corner of    P. A.
Farquharson claim;,
thence running cast'80 chains;
thence running north 80 chains;
thence running wes'. SO chains     v
thence running south 80 chains to the,
point of commencement,, making' 640
acres more or less.
Located this 9th day of July, 1909.
NAT BABCOCK, Agent.
P. A. FARQUHARSON. Locator
Witness: J. Raven.
y\
o ... NOTICI!
NOTICE is hereby, given that, thirty
(30) days after date 1 Intend to apply
to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum on tho following described lands situate ln South-
East Kootenay, British Columbia: Blook
4593 commencing at a post plant-d at
or near 3 miles east of 29 milo post of
tho present C. P. R. surveyed lino and
being' tho north wost cornor of John
Sorkie claim,
Thence running soutli'SO chains;
thonce running cast 80 chains;
thonce running north 80 chains; '
thenco running west 80 chains to tho
point.'of commencement, making 010
acres moro or loss.
Located lb la 14th dny of July, 1009,
NAT BABCOCK, Agent,,
JOHN HOriKIH, Locator,    .
NOTICK
NOTICE is hereby given' that' thirty
(30) days after date 1 Intend to apply
to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works*for n license to pros-,
pect for coal and petroleum on the following described lands situate In South-
East Kootenay, British Columbia: Block
:45j3=commoncing^at=u=post=pj*antea4=--ni=
or near 1 mile east of'25 mile post of
the present C. P. Xt. surveyed line, and
being"the north-west corner of A. S.
Farquharson claim;        v
thence running east 80 chains;
thence running south 80 chains
thence running west 80 chains
'   thence running north 80 chains to the
point  of  commencement,  making    610
acres moro or" less.
Located .this lZth'day of July 1909.
NAT BABCOCK, Agent.
A. S. FARQUHARSON, Locator
NOTICE!
NOTICE Is hereby glvon that thirty
(30) days aftor dato J intend to npply
lo the Hon. Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a license to prospect for coal and potroloum on the following doBcribod lands dltuato in South*
East Kootenay, British Columbia: Block
4593 commencing at a post planted nt
or near 1 milo oust of 22 milo pout of
tho present C, I*. Tt. surveyed lino nnd WUiiphb:
NOTICE
a' «_w« ' > ''
NOTICE is hereby given thai thirty ^
(30)  days after date 1 Intend to apply   ,
to'the    Hon,  Chief    Commissioner    of
Lands and Works for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum on the foi- .
lowing described landri situate ln South-
East Kootenay, British Columbia: Blook
4593 commencing at a post planted a*, u
or near 3 mileBcast 29 mile post of the,
present C. P. R. surveyed line, and being the south west corner of Nat Bab- .
cock's claim;        , , '   •
i thence running north 80 chains;
thence running cast 80 chains;
thence running south .80 chains '
thence running west 80 chains to the .,
point .of  commencement,  making    640,
Located this 12th day of July-1903. ■
"JNAT'KAUCUUKTAgent.       ■
NAT BABCOCK, Locator.
■ „ notice   ;
NOTICE.is hereby given that thirty
(30) days after date J intend to apply
to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a license lo prospect for coal and petroleum on the following described lands situate In South-
East Kootenay, British Columbia: lllock
4593 commencing at n post planted at
or near tlio 25 mile post of tho present
C. P. R. survoy lino and* bolng tho
south west corner of A. S. Farquharson clnlm;
thenco running east 80 chnlns;
thonco running north'80 ohalns;
thenco running west 80 chain*
thence running south 80 chnlnn to the
point of commencement, malting 640
acres moro or loss,,
Located tills 12th day ot July, 1909.
' NAT BABCOCK, Agent.
A. S. FARQUHARSON, Locator.
J. Raven. ,
JtsMX-i
WHOOPING COUOH
"In February our d&uthtAtr had thu
whooplnc coutjli. Mr Lftiie of Ilartliud
recommended CbamberUlu'i Cough
neraedj- and ttld It *c»ve hl« cattom*
era thn belt of -utltf-tclion. We
found It iu he Mid, and eta recommend tt to anyone bavlnr dill-tan troo*
bled with whooplD*** couth," lajf Mrs.
A. Qom of Dtirand, Mleh. For tale bf
all drafglita. .
c-jm-w, looo. or tiie mew yoi.k cvenuw mayuu (new york huild coo* m -wu (Uim»a.
ifiusto tuftum i. .y.    :a -/-.-yyi^-y-yy^y/.y .-   y , --* ,:, \ - ■_    „;   .*•.*..*_-,:
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PAGE EIGHT
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THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIS, , B.C:.AUGUST 7 ,1909.;v>.: ^^;»u-x&wn:&sr\~£''^\ '--,/'
Wanted
.  Clean rags wanted. Apply Ledger.
For sale-^Two well situated lots in
tjie Annex. Apply L. P.* Eckstein.
For Sale.-^Hens with chickens.'Apply T.. Mott. Cokato.
.   For Sale: The best paying!proposition in Fernie., $2500 cash. Apply Box
13, Fernie B. C."1 '. „     „
One hundred per cent profit on quarter section of land* close to Creston.
,For terms apply   E.'H. H., District
Ledger. , . "  ■   *
To Rent—Good four roomed bouse.
Also four roomed furnished" house,
suitable for summer months, good'situation. Apply Tadfiunter, 'Elko.
Wanted—To exchange 100 shares of
Coal Mine stock on city property. Enquire Millard care Trites-Wood Co.
Wanted—Man with good connection
and influence in Fernie and surrounding country, mine foreman preferred.
Good salary to right man. Apply box
17 Ledger.
For Sale: °Well furnished hoarding
house at Coal Creek. Good reason3
for selling. Bargain to immediat-.
purchaser. Apply house 149 Coal
Creek.
Private   sale of   household   goods,,
thoroughbred poultry,     pigeons    and
song birds, also a fine pair of   field
glasses.   Apply  at the  residence    of
" Mr. Davis, last house north on Victoria
C. P.^R. TIME TABLE
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\'   7 Arrive Fernie
No. 213 West '*. '.'.,... yS:49
No. 214 East ; ....'., 17.55
No. 236 Local East _....."..../ 8i48
No, 235 Local Westi "20.50
No. 1 West Flyer  .......r10.40
No;,-8 East Flyer  '•• ...20.08
Change takes effect Sunday June 6,
G. N. TIMETABLE
c
NO. 252
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No. 251
10.55
■     FERNIE
,   1.00
11.13
HOSMER
12.35
11.25
1 OLSON
12.27
11.50 -~\
MICHEL,
-    12.05
WHAT CITY DADS
ARE DOING FOR US
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avenue
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Local
News
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Fly-
See Rochon, the Kandy Kid
Kansas City on Wednesday
er.- ,       ■•
Wall paper display ■ at * Suddaby's.
John Todhunter was in the city this
week.
-   Fishing tackle outfits at Suddaby's.
G.  H.  Shearer paid Fernie a vhit
ori Monday.
Finest in the-' land—Ingram's   bath
room.
Thos.   Crahan, of Michel  was   ' in
town on Tuesday.
Baseball, football aiiU 'tennis outfits
at .Suddaby's.
C.   H.   Powell, inspector of    Telegraphs for the C.  P.R., is "in town
When thirsty nothing but    Michel
beer for me.'
Mr.  and  Mrs.  Jos.  Walsh of Fort
' Steele was in town on Tuesday.     , *-*
If you are a particular smoker get.
your.smokes at Ingram's.  .
■ll_.Ml^_J_._CPl''&la_Wg^
C. J. Lewis of Elko was in town on
business this week.
For window shades go .to Trites-
Wood Co.' -     . . *■
Mrs. Bowser left for Vancouver on
Wednesday.    *
Go to Rochon's for ice cream.
i *
W. W. Tuttle returned vto Spokaue
by Fiyer on Wednesday.
Don't forget to ask for Michel beer
—the best beer made. *
C. J. Dlgby went to Calgary Sunday evening. .,
Ahem, have you tasted Michel beer?
Isn't it good?
Tom Whelan has been at Calgary
this week on business.
No place in town just liko it.i buy-
rain's pool room. *
The funeral of P, Bombino's child
took place on Thursday.
Mrs.- Wm., Barton, ,we regret to'
say, has had to be removed to -the
hospital to undergo an operation.   ■    "»
Elk Valley beer popularity known
as -Michel, always on top at'the leading hotels. '
Sec.-Treasurer A. J. Carter went
to Lethbridge on official business on
Thursday.   *'"'<,
J. E. Tishhouse was at Kalispel on
Wednesday and returned on ■' Thursday. .-' ' t
* The Ladies Benevolent' association
meeting-will" be held at Mrs. H. W.
Herchmer 3 this .alternoon at threo
o'clock. * ', .
The United Brotherhood of,Carpenters and Joiners held an Ice cream
social and dance in the*miners hall on
Wednesday evening.
F. Hannington, who has been' ta,l':
er in the Bank of Commerce here, has
been appointed accountant of tbat.
bank here.o
F. E. Simpson, editor and proprietor of the Cranbrook Herald was' a
visitor,in ouracity on Monday. He paid
an early morning visit to the,Ledger
-Minutes of meeting of the'Municipal
council of the city of, Fernie held in
the city office on Thursday, July ,5th
1909.    "   '• '
Present Mayor Herchmer; Aid. Cree
Gates, Johnson and McDonald. -
"" Johnspn—Cree—That Messrs. McCallum and Co. be requested to ,,rev-'
move temporary building ; off* Cox St-.v
within 48 hours otherwise same will
be removed by the city at .expense of
owner—Carried, with' Mr. Gates voting nay. '...., ,   -
Johnson—Cree: That plans and specifications of the Presbyterian church
be given to building inspector for his
approval-and permit granted if in
accordance with the city .by-laws. —,
Carried. 7       1
Moved by Aid. Cree and Johnson:
ThatAl. Rizutto's offer of $5007'for
fire hall team be not accepted.— Carried with Aid. McDonald and Gates
voting nay.        ,   •   >
Gates—Duthie: That- the sorel
mares be offered for sale, price $500
cash.—Carried with Aid. Johnson,and
Cree voting nay.
, Gates—Johnson: That we purchase
from the Kootenay .Valley Nursery ornamental strubbery trees valued vat'
$75 as per plans and specifications.—
Carried. ' *■    ,
., Cree—Johnson—That in the matter
of houses not connected with sewer
that the, city police be instructed to
enforce sewer by-law.—Carried.
Gates—Johnson: That Campbell &
Grey be given permission to use 6 feet
on "Victoria avenue in front of lot 11
block 9 also 15 feet on Co'x street.—
Carried. ■   ,
Johnson—Gates:— That the Cranbrook Telephone Co. be given permission to instal telephone in police station. —Carried.
' Johnson—Cree: That permit! for the
Bank of-', Hamilton he granted subject
to approval of building inspector.—
Carried".
Cree—Johnson: That the Works &
Property Committee take in hand the
question of staining and oiling the'
floors in new city hall and if deemed
advisable to proceed with - the work
at once.—Carried.
Gates—Johnson: .That Depew, McDonald and McLean Co. be instructed
to extend electric light system in park
as per plan. Price to be $400.—Carried. '    '   \   •-   :■
Gates—Cree:   That'   C.'•„ •' Bassett's'
wages be raised to „ $2.75: per day
Carried. ^   - *_      »   •
Council  then  adjourned.
VEpABLESvANDgM
**^^'MI,*p,'"^M^',w'*i-w'i^M'*,*---.--..---?******£^^£^*^ >
•■ - "     * *; -'Nice aiid Fresh iii This Mornirig.   ';--•'.;.-; ; -
" ---'    -       "i... I - -..--■■ ' - *\V     a"*-.."*'*
Onions,    Radishes,   Cucumbers, ; Lettuce,
^"Rhubarb,. Strawberries,   Oranges V\
and   Bananas     ■  'V.V'-
W. J.   BLUNDELL      GlycusacaU
* + + + &++<*■++ + ++++++-+4$>^t*«^+-+*'""'
I
Crdwa Nest ^Tradiii^; Co.
\yi.yiy        General Merchants   /' 7*    :7 ";
ViThe,"  Store  of <xbbd Values!
.?--*
Agerits^Beli Pianos"
Sold on ihonth-ly payments
Victoria Aver
Fernie, B.C.
Corset Covers Trimmed Laces & Embroideries from. V ,2B!
Ladies Drawers, Fancy'laces & insertions from..... -.'..' 25s
Night dresses, Mother Hubbard yokes &. low necks from   '.75
'A special lot of White Skirts best value over offered.   Some'    "/    >
are slightly soiled, therefore bought at big discount    .50
All those who purchased in the January whitewear sale will find
this whirewear still better,value, ' '"
SALE   COMMENCES,  AT   8:30   SHARP
Come early and get ii good selection '*•■
STRICTLY    GASH
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MRS.   E.   TODD
The Fernie Pressed,Stone & Concrete Sewer Pipe Co.
on a few days„visit on Wednesday ,
* Secretary   Carter   returned- on   the
Local last night from Lethbridge.  •
For" values in Furniture and stoves
try Trites-Wood Co.   , *
R. H. Moore and Alec. McColl tool;
in the sights in town on Monday., a
Messrs Trenholmo and Morton went
to Cranbrook on Thursday
'    Mrs. George Coffey of Waldo was
in town on Thursday.
If you want the best—call for Elk
Valloy boor.
Go to Rochon's for Ice cream.
Miss M. A.Bateman is spondlng a
few weeks holiday at Gateway.
Beef,, mutton, pork, veal, hams,' bacon, lard, etc., only of the very best.
Phone 41.
W, Joule, Canadian cueloms officer
at Gateway, was In Fornio on Wednesday.
Try a case of IDllc Valloy Bottled
boor. "J2.50 por dozen doliverod.
Phono 79. '
A Rtiirt hns been made on tho new-
part of tho Hotol Fornio and work Is
to'bo rushed.
For a good comfortable smoke get
Doronbecker'fi brands, They are
home product.
Balanco of Hold' Furnituro stock on
•sulo at tho Crow's Nost Trndlng Co,
Limited.
At loss than whol,osiilo? Tho Rold
Furnituro stock on salo nt Tho Crow'B
Nest Trad Ini? Co, Ltd,
Baptist church ton ut homo of Mm,
Cliaii. WnylPtl on Tuesday next nftor*
noon und ovonlnB, Fornio Annox, opposite tho laundry.
Frod Smith tho populnr papor hhIoh-
,,tnan of tbo firm of Smith, Dnvldnon
k Wright of Vnncouvor wnH In llio
city UiIh wook,
lloiiKht at 57 1*2 nonlH on tho % ami
HollInK nt lf-HH tbiin roiwlar cont to
(*lonr tho Hold Furnituro Block nt tin*
Crows Nt'Ht TrnilliiK Co, Ltd,
Wo nro ploimod to bo nblo to nn*
iii-iinco tlio Kniding uf Hvcroatlon bill
on Cox Ktriiot will bo startod on Mon
dny momlnK, nnd lho work will bo
I'liHhm) tn complntlnu.
on~Tuesday. ' ?
For ladies and gents' cleaning," pressing and repairing go to Bill the, Nifty
Tailor. Will Secc'ombe's old stand.
Ladies' .work a specialty. Give us a
trial. .,  , •
W. A.* Buchanan M. P. P., proprietor and editor of the Lethbridge Herald was a visitor in our city this week
and was very much surprised at our
wonderful growth and activity.
A sample,,order of Elk Valley bottled beer will convince you of the superiority over all others. $2.50 per doz.
delivered at your door. Call up phone
79 and we will do the rest.
The Miners hall and opera house is
almost completod and Ib causing a
groat deal' of favorable comment. In
a finished condition It will represent
an expenditure of $50,000.
Tho bost Sowing Machine on tho
market for $31,50 at Trites-Wood Co,
Tho largost and boat' assorted stock
of furnituro In tho Pass at Trllos*
Wood Co.
KEEPnrwiNNitflr
-Ci
•■•'"Iv'
Workiopan's Store
We carry a full line
of Boots and Shoes,
Hats, Hose, Suits,
Shirts, Collars, Ties,
Everything for men
■- conjficii.
TRAIN ROBBER LOCATED
BORN
CLKMI8NT—On Thursday, AukusI  5,
llioy, to Mr.   nnd    Mm,   llnrry A.
Ciutiifiu, <v -..auttiivur.
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5—Tho chlof
of polico has boon Informed tbnt W.
Ilnnoy, a mnn for whom tho British
Columbia polico nro searching, und
for whom a rownrd of $4000 Is offered, Is In Lou AngolcH,
Hnnoy Is wnntod for nttomptod train
robbory nnd murdor, Ilnnoy shot con*
Htnblo Dockor nnd not uwny, In 1900
Ilnnoy wns hoiU lo tho ponltontlnry
from this city to sorvo n torm of throo
yours for robbory,
A DASH FOR LIFE
The Commercials; and* Coal Company played a listless game of, ball
last night in the league series. Di-
rectlyth'e game was over the manager
of tho Commercials, released McKellar,' and as though prearranged,. the
manager of the Coal Company team
signed him on. Not satisfied ' with
that style of frame, up to try and win
the pennant thoy signed on a Moyie
and a Hosmer player by names, Oris-
ler nnd Hogan.
Sport Is sport, but this is a now
brand, and as the Coal Company team
have beon (taking considerable, lt
would hardly luive been expected of
them. What chance havo tho other
teams against such a llno-up? Tho
rules of tho league, If rightly Interpreted, say that a playor muBt bo n resident of tbo city nnd slgnod on seven days boforo being allowed to play,
Aro tho officials going to stand for
outside mon being signed on?
Tho only npparont way for othors to
boat thom would bo at' tliolr own
gamo, and tbat takes tho sport away
nltogothor. To say that tho Commercials playod poor ball is putting
It mildly. Thoy playod ns If tlioy
did not want to win, Tho following
wan tho lino up:
Commercials Coal Co,
catcher     ,
Gntos       Quinlan
Pltchor
Drucbakcr White
. First bnso
McKollnr Brown
Socond baso     « .
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WHEATH UELT
W. M. Dicken, Mgr.
Concrete Sewer Pipe p, Q. BOX 246 FemlO,-B.i Cv
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A       e^9 wT       .mm*.  Jam. 0**i       A
£*  ,1   JLaf%J%**^
For Sale
Victoria Ave. North
Apply Manager, Ledger
Office for particulars
A Bargain
John Volume, flnnnclor, joiirnallrst,
Kiimo wni'doii, nnd good cltlzon goner*
ally, along with nnotlior cnpltnllHl,
did thliiRM on n flpoodor on tlio G. N.
tbnt Ilnruoy Oldfk-ld In bin pnlmlcmt
days und wlldoHi droaniH would novor uttompt, Leaving horo on Saturday liml, thoy burned up tbo track to
Klko In 1,1.12 1*2, nml lii-fnrlng tbnt
tbo rogulur wiih ilolnyud, inocoodoil to
iiuikc tho next hwitch iil'ciul of tbo
pnnBiniKor. Howovor tlmy didn't,
ntul whon two pni'tlns moot on a sin*
Klo Irnul., kqIiik in uppoHlli* (liioctloiiii,
thon. Ih Hiiro In hn hoiiio tiling doing
—nnd thoro ww*. IloportH vnry ns
to tlio oxiict rotniHs,     home nny tliui
Jtllm    flatia-l-a    CO    lilt,    ilMUl    llllll    \llu(lf,lnJli
right tlirougli the wholo iiuhhciikdi*
train, not even «lopplng (o count tbo
Injured, wlillo other*, any thnt bin
Hlx-wboolcr wiih f-ldoti'nc.tfld by thu fl,
.N. coiluu mm, rv.nj'cnU'* x,n-- m--*
tnlls nro lo bo kopt as Hocrot ns tbo
burlnl spot of Mohos. Howovor, John
rofusoil to Hhufflo off nnd Is still In
our midst.
(loyal Onk Camp No. l.ir-9 Modern
Woodmen of America meet In If, of
l», hnll on Monday evening noxt nt 8
o'flock p.m. All no1ftbbnrn nre rt*.
c-iit'Htcil lo bo pronc-nt.
Roynl Onk Camp No. HI BO Modorn
Woodmen of America moot overy 2nd
nnd 4th Monday ovoning* of c:acb
month In tho Knight* of PythUt hall
nt ft o'clock p.m,.
Illlchlo
Wright
Glovoi-
Third bnao
Short stop
* « * • t
...Tutthlll
,, ,1'attorBon
Kirkpatrick
.,,, Lopm-d
Loft flold
GlllcHpIo	
Contro flold
McLeod (UbHon
' Ulght flold    .
Rohb Cunningham
liy liuilngM'.
12 3 4 r>
Conl Compnny   fi i 8 2 0—10
CommorclBlB        4 0 3 0 2—1)
LEAGUE 8TANDINQ
Won Lost P.C,
L,oai cumi'iaii}    ".    •>       *>     •■"->&
Sivuia ■--    f.      ?.     711
Lodgor     4       1
Commorcinln      t>      H
I'-ntn    4      4
Cnrpnntorn    0    10
4,4, . I . ,1,1 ,,.,-, ....~l   4   ,    t   '     1
A^.H;      .AS.fia,.      a*a4«.     a......      ..k.a.      y.^.i... >*
gnmoB to play which may materially
alter tbo standing.
Wo would suggest that nil futuro
bnll Barnes bo plnyed nt 6.30 sharp, at
tlio evenings nro to Bbort now.
GREAT   NAP   IN
FOR   ONE   WEEK   ONLY
We will offer thc entire balance of our Fishing Tackle
Stock at a Great Reduction to clear.    Rods listed below
i i     *-
now soiling at $ .50
1.25
only
vas
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Prices on other goods in proportion
Whimster
HARDWARE
and Company
T1NSMITH1NG
PLUMBING
Mens' Fancy Shirts, Soft Collar $ .90
Mens'White Canvas Shoes 2.50
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Mens* Balbrigan Underwear^1; loOO
Mens' Tan or Black Cotton Socks .25
Mens' Two Piece Suits 13.5©
Mens' Silkin Handkerchiefs .15
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Tliomnn lllnml, accompanied by IiIh
wlfo, wero vlHltorH b**ro ovor Buii-lny.
Mr. DlaiJd I« tho Canadian s-.lt-H.nnri
of tha Now York MorRonthahr Llno
typo company. Mr. Wand waa de-
llghtod with tho appearance of (ho
L-t-dfcr, tho typo for which ie produced
from ono of their Uteit   machlno***.
Fernie Cartage & Construction Co. j
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The Fernie Cartage & Construction Co.
beg to inform the citizens of Fernie
they are prepared to carry out all
classes of work. Heavy Draying,
Excavating, Building and Concreting a speciality. Estimates given on
all Contract work. All work guaranteed satisfactory.
O. N; ROSS, Sole Proprietor
I
"NOBODY WALKS"
if it
Elsewhere for these Bargains
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Trites-Wood Co.
LIMITED
FERNTR
H, C
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"a
I
A, Doll&i*op8nt at homo roact8 ,n it8
banoflts with unoooslntr general
profit Bent out of town it's lifo le ended. Kopt
with tha home merchants it ie a meseenirer of
continuous benefit Business men should awake
to Uiu Importance of keeping tills dollar at hoina
;and males a bid for it by judioious advertising,
The Disrrici Ledger, Fernie

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