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In-dust-ria.1 Unity is St-rengrtSi.
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The Official Organ of District Ho. 18, *CJ. PI. W. of A.
Political Unity is Victory
VOL. IV.   Mo.
FERNIE,   B. C,   July 31st,   1909
$1.00 a Year
Pleasant Time And A
Nice Crowd—A Good
...Monday evening was another red letter day for Socialists, this being the
evening of their ice cream social and
dance. Bruce's hall was commandeered for the occasion and it was con*
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veniently  crowded, -an  exceptionally
large number of people   from   Coal
Creek being present. Mr. Jas. Lan
Caster,, the able secretary,, was tho
chairman for the evening and   was
■ °  a,.
' supported on the platform by a num
ber of the'merabers., In his opening
remarks the chairman dwelt upon the
principles and aims of Socialism and
invited those of his hearers who wero
not members of the party tp Join'iu
with them in their war against capitalism.     The first item on the program
#• was a comic song by J. T,. Puckey,
entitled' "Fancy I'm off the Earth,"
which was warmly encored, and in response he,, gave "Don't You Know."
Solo Miss Gladys Hughes ''The Better
* Land; solo H. Grey, Bonnie Mary of
Arg'yle; cornet solo, Miss Lottie Grey;
•j Solo,' Mis McCourt; Toilers; solo, Wes-
ley Owens, Joseph; solo, Miss Pearac
The   Carnival, which was 16udly en-
•*•* cored and in response, she gave" Klll-
, arney. Solo, Wm. Schofield, Sing Me
to Sleep; comic, Fred Couch, The Man
Behind,. encored, "Swinging the Girls
. I used to Kiss. -   Mr. James Cartlt-
„,  edge was tho accompanist.,.- .The next
thing to appear upon Uhe-scene wa3
the ice cream and cake.-This proved
"*"   a^"agre~e"abie~diversion~to~somevparti=:
t cularly. ''There were a great many
!,willing helpers. After the refreshments had been .'served the room was
cleared.'jror-7-danorng-which** wais-tfiuch
enjoyed by all. Campbells1 orchestra
was in attendance,. Dancing was continued until 2.30 o'clock when a train
left for Coal Creek to convey the people home. ' The whole affair was a
success and the Socialist party Is to
be congratulated on their entertaining
Gp to Rochon's for Ice cream. *
For window /shades go to Trites-
Wood,Co. v ;      '    *7 ..
Reach's. Baseball goods at Suddabys.
The best Sewing Machine on . "the
market for.'S31.50 at Trites-Wood Co.
If1 you are a particular smoker get
your smokes at Ingram's,  ,
Dan McMillan is'back from, Cow
d'Alene'after a couple of weeks' visit
there. ''-• ...-.•
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.. The largest and best assorted stock
of furniture - in the Pass at Trites-
Wood Co.        '       ' ...
Hurrah for Elko! Everybody goe'*3
on Monday, August 2,.'09. Biggest union S. S. picnic ever!     ■
Finest in the land—Ingram's , bath
room.   '    ' ' , *'
Ellas Rogers,' president of the ,Coal
Co, has left' for, the coast and iss'on
his, way to Toronto.
, For. a good comfortable "smoke get
DorenbeckerV brands.. They are
home product.     <,-'.' .   o
F. p! Moore K. C. *;of Lindsay,
Ont., spent a day here'- this . week,
visiting Mrs.: Ambrey. ^~      , /
When overheated take a glass of ice
"Salada" Tea. It will proe most refreshing. As delightful as a dip in the
sea."   7   .   /      .-"',-
Excavating for the new . Johnson
block, almost '- directly opposite the
King Edward hotel has commenced.
Al'. Rizzuto has -the,contract.      ,r>     .*-
The regular, monthly meeting'of the
Methodist ladies, aid society will be
held' at the, home of Mri*. ,Wilkes on
Friday next,'August, 6th at 3.30 p.m.
The Fernie Trades and-Labor -council intend holding a'1 monster -celebration here on Labor, day. -Special
meetings are being'.held .to promote
the*affair.- ■' "  ■     -.*-* •_■.'   * ,** '■  - ' -
7SJ. P. Lowe bf the Dominion Express
Co./ left for 'Toronto this week.. -He
received* intimation ' that.;this. mother
is. seriousiy: ill.'-He'*has been■ granted
Vive-Pros. Stubbs and tho local,
committee at Taber have been negotiating during the week to arrive at ii
satisfactory agreement for the Canada
West Coal Company. Notwithstanding
tho unanimous recommendation of tho
Conciliation board tho company aro
trying to onforco the screen coal basis,
also other reductions. The men at tha
time of writing aro very firm and do
not Intend to aoeopt any agroomont
which ombocllos nny worse conditions
than tho prevloim onoi
Found on Sunday by Fisherman About Two
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Hundred Yards From Scene ofthe
Accident-Badly Decomposed
Local News
three-weeks leave ;of absence.    •  /•*"
'-■Messrsl Depew, McDonald '& McLean, the contractors are rushing the
electric - light. lines 'and ~p'owerl house,
for the city';"and are" doing, their utmost to - supply light on schedule
Chief McDougall returned this week
with a fine new team of greys for the
fire department.' Very few cities the
size of Fernie can boast of- a fire
equipment half as good as the one
Victor S. Clark, Ph. D. of the United States department' of Commerce
and Labor, Washington, was in town
during the week, Ho was ori his way
west Inquiring into general labor top
ies and ascertaining the feeling in re
gard to the Lemieux act.
In consequence, of tho union Sunday
school picnic bolng hold next MondayT
the ladies aid tea usually held on
Tuesday, will not be held until Thurs*
day, August Bth,1 from 3 to C at tho
homo of Mrs. Watt, corner' of River-
bank avenue and Gommel street,
wo now havo..
Tho Michel local U. M. W." of A.
will hold their Bovonth annual picnic
at Michel on Labor day. An energetic
commltteo has beon appointed, and
ovorythlng will bo dono to mako tho
day a success. Racing of all kinds,
games and sports will bo pulled off,
and a grand ball will bo given in tho
ovoning In Michel hall. Watch for fur*
Uier particulars,
, .-The body, of the unfortunate miner
Wm. Jones, who lost his life in the
Elk river on the night of June 28th,
and for whose body search had been
made was discovered on SundaV last.
W. Matheson, a carpenter was fishing
iri the Elk on .Sunday about 10.30 a.
m. a little below the Elk Lumber Co.'
mill when lie noticed a body cast up
onHhe left, side of the.river. The provincial- police were, notified and
J. Johnson1 was soon on the' scene and
had the body removed, it being badly
decomposed.. The funeral took place
on Sunday evening, leaving the undertaker's rarlors at 8;30 p.m. The Odd'
fellows,0-of whom deceased wav- a
member,* together with the minors,
turned out In representative numbers
and both parties read their respective*
burial services'at the grave.      -   *
On .Wednesday evening a- coroner's
Jury-was held to enquire into tlie circumstances of the'case. Robt. Redhead, sworn, said he knew Wm. Jones;
they were great friends. He last saw
him alive on the night'of June 28th.
He, George. Wilde and Jones were up
town.and had a few drinks..   ,We
then left for home in West Fernie at
about 11 p.m. "* We'went to - the
bridge, which we had to cross oh the
way home. At the near end of the
bridge I stopped, and the other two
went on ahead "and; on to the bridge?
Shortly after Wilde shouted '.that
Jones' was in the water. I at, once
went-to Wilde, whom I saw take off
his coat and say he was going to
Jump into the river.,to save' Jones., 1
then rah down the shore in' the hope-
of' saving Jones., I did not see anything of. Jones, but Tsaw Wilde arid
helped him out. I did not see Jones
fall ih. -1,-think he slipped in the
George Wilde, next,sworn, said h'j
knew Wm .^Jones'..' * fie was with him
on th'e night ofthe 28th of June. They
were uptown, Johes,'-Redhead and himself . They ■ all, lived" in West Fernie.
They had had, a few drinks and left
for home about 11, but none of tliem
bridge about ,-11.15.- .Jones and witness stopped on the bridge and talked
swimming and fishing.' Jones pulled
off his coat" and vest,-and said he could
swim better than Wilde; this was said
in a sort of bravado and Wilde did not
think he meant anything. Just where
they were on the1 bridge there was t.
plank off the second guard. This
gave room for anyone to'drop through.
Jones did not say,anything more. He
Just disappeared, there' being- a hole
where the board was'off. Wilde-was
quite close, to ,him and thinks that
Jones fell or, stifmbled in and that he
hit the pier as there is a projection at!
this point. The chances are that he'
.was stunned or killed by. the fall as
Wilde never saw him rise again.
Wilde shouted to Redhead who was
about twenty yards back that "Jones
was In the water. Wilde threw off
his coat and Jumped in and swam for
a while but could see nothing of him.
The three were all good friends,and
never.had a quarrel. Redhead went
for. the.police and Wilde-stayed there
until they came and Redhead told, the
story to them. Wilde could give no
further information and believed that
it was purely an accident. „If he
(Wilde) had thought he meant to
Jump into the river he was close
enough to prevent him;
• EDMONTON July 27—After a strike
of two months',, of* the.-carpenters,
which tied up''alKbuildljig-.il this-city-
a settlement was' arrived at which' insures industrial peace in the building
line until May" 1, 1912. The result
was not a .victory for the striking carpenters. **
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.The basis for the new agreement' is
as follows:"' '.■ .„.- ,..,'■' .-!
■ To- May 1, 1910, no wages specified,
and open shop. ". 7, ,>'-i,. ■_ ,'.. ■-
" May' i, 1910,-.to- Mity^jfiSil^caie- bf
$3.50 a day for eight .'hour's. -A union
shop. ■ ■ ■ /'       ...   '
May 1, 1911,'* to May 1 1912,' $3,60 a
day eight hours.  Closed shop'.
Work will be begun.tomorrow.   .
MIDDLETOWN July 28—While going over the Erie Ry. tracks today Mrs.
;Wm...Chase, an elderly woman of this
city," arid said to be a"relative of ;Pres'i-*
dent' Taft, was struck, by- an express
train' and instantly killed. The accident occurred near tlie James street
station here where Mrs,* Chase intended taking a train for a sea shore point.
PHOENIX, July 27—At a mooting of
the Greenwood Miners union on Satur
day. owning tlio striko against tho
Drltlsli Columbia copper company was
callod off,
Yesterday men woro started to work
In tho Mothor Lodo mlno and tho com
pany oxpoct to havo tho smelter In op
oration boforo tho ond of tho prosont
Tim company accords tlio mon tlio
samo wngo scale nnd recognition as
is in forco In tho othor camps of tho
John McKinnon, president of tho
THonslend mlnorn union and spnoliil or
gnnlnor In Hritish Columbia, who has
boon in Orconwood for tho last  two
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In Virlnplnp nboxxt the nelWement M
it bcllovod thnt lho dlfforencos existing between tho company nnd tlio un
ion in Orconwood nro settled in u
manner that will provo satisfactory
#,*.-♦ **-. Irtwfi* Mtha
Messrs. Arthur Dorrldgo nnd James
Mflvor of tho Coal Co. staff havo returned from a visit to tbo BoattloJsIr,
and from thoir own accounts had tho
tlmft of thf-lr .fvi****. Walter Horwood ia alto back but rt-fuseo to be
On 8und»y nlgbt at tbo Baptist
-church Mr. Williamson will preach on
the aubjeet "Christ's remedy for Wear-
Ineas.' The rosle quartet will sing
"gaviid by Ortc-tr after tbe wrrata,
tuul the tort's Buiiner wll. b-** col*
bra ted.   Ererybody invited.
VICTORIA B. C. July 28—A thrilling story of thu loss of lho bark Orleans with sovon of hor crow has Just,
roachod lioro,
Tho Orlonns wns nban(l<*>nod 200 or
moro milos off tho woHt const of Tns
mania nftor tho crow of fourtoon had
worked for fivo days with pumps In
vain, tho vossol bolng listed ovor with
tho water reaching her hatches.
For, 12 days tho survivors uuffcod
terribly In an opon boat boforo Captain Lind8to! arid six mon ronohod
Mno Qunri'Io Honda, Tasmania and ro>
portod tlio loss of eovon of tliolr son
mntes, i
For 11 dnys lho two bonis from tho
wrock woro In compnny and. thon thoy
"ttrtM h*. •hnnv'w «*i**filhpr. flovornl
tup;s and a Rovornmont ntoamor woro
nnnt in sonrch but failed to find tho
missing boat.,
The survivors woro In a wonk condition, nil of thom having swollen logs
nt-itl fpr-t nnd 1hn s.ftward wan delirious
and almost succumbed to tlio privations endured.
, Prank Paper: The Leltch Colllorlos
has commenced the work of opening
a new mlno at Police Ploits Just to tho
east of its main workings^at Passburg.
Tho proporty Is what has been commonly known as the Drowory proporty
which waB purchased by General Manager W. L. Hamilton of tho Loitch
Colllorlos from J. C. Drowory and la*
tor consolidated with tho Loitch pro*
porty when tho Loitch collieries waa
organlzod. It wiib tho original in-
tontlou to open tho first mlno on thu
proporty, but bolng unable at tho timo
to ncquiro tho surfaco rights to tho
Polico Flats, then a polico rosorvo,
and which waB, necessary for a working Blto, tho opening of tho proporty
hnd to bo postponed. Recently tho
necessary surfaco rights woro acqulr*
od and 11 has accordingly boon docldod to bogln operations,
Tho work hns nlrondy boon started
and lho hnulago tunnel Is now In
about 100 foot on n nlno foot sonm ot
coal', When the entry is in 500 feet
a crosscuttlng tunnel will be driven
both ways.to op6n,the adjoining seam.
In all five seams will bo tapped which
will bo workod from tho one haulage
way. Tho .main seam to be opened.
Hob to the west of tho main entry,
and Is a seam averaging about twelvo
foot of splendid conl. To tho cast of
the ontry' He throo seams running
from six to ten" feot in thickness, all
clean and carrying flno conl. All tho
fleams run to at least 2000 feet of
covor ovor tho entry, making lt ono of
tho, big proportloH of tho district,
In addition to tho work of starting
tho tunnel tho erection of a tlpplo lo
also undor way, wlillo tho nocoBsnry
buildings, blacksmith, shop, Btoro
building, stable etc., aro In courso of
0 A Inrgo boarding Iioubo Wis already
beon built,     " ■
Tho mlno will bo connected with tho
C. P. n. by a spur track crossing Police Plats a distanco of about a quar*
tor of a milo from tho C. P. R. to tho
mine.- Tho survey for tho spur has
been made /and plans filed and it is
expected the building of the spur will
begin in a fow days.
Tho opening of the new mlno Is of
great Importance to tho Pasaburg
community as it. Is regarded as one ot
tho , finest properties ln tho district,
nnd in opening it the compnny will bo
ablo to greatly increnso tho'output In
n short time.
Already tho effects of tho new work
nro being felt in tho vicinity of Pass
burg and numorous'now buildings residences, etc, nro going up, No lens
thnn flvo now houses of subslnntlal
character nro bolng built, nt thU
Tho compnny Is making good progress with tho main mine nt. Pnssburg.
The output Is gradually Increasing and
altogoihor tho compnny'H poHtllon i,"
most favorable und satisfactory,
In opening thu now property J, Korr
formerly in chnrgo nt Passburg, gooB
to tho now mlno nnd Is succeeded nt
tho old workB by T. II. WllllnmH.
Considerable misapprehension whb
cauaod early in tho wook by tho lm-
manta .imnunf. of tmoitft thnt wna In
thp air, and it appeared certain that
bush flro-i woro nrounrt, A ftood t\i
ed blate waa In progreia near Mor*
rliey and another near Elko. ,'* How
ever the fire wardens wore quickly on
the scene and with - number of volun-
teera aowi b*4 the linnet under con-
fro), murl. to thn rallet of the pjople
of this district.
PORT'ARTHUR, Ont. July 20.--
Ocorgo Horrlgan, n well known cltkun
of Port Arthur, Is lost. In tho woods
of Illack Hay peninsula, nbout forty
mlloH from horo nnd largo snnrchlng
pnrties aro now out looking for lilm,
Ho loft Inst Wodnosdny with Goorgo
Hodder nnd W. C, Dnlton on n Mslilng
oxpodltlon, going down tho shoro by
launch and on what wan to bo tliolr
Iftrt dojr out. th"' tlir-**" loft lliolr hnnt
to flub up Pitch crnok. Tlmy snpnrat'
od nnd woro to moot nt noon but whon
Horrlgan did not turn up at 4 o'clock
tho remainder of tho day was spont
by the othor two In searching for him,
Thov were iiimiirpnsBful nnd brotij-ht
word to tho city nnd parties woro Immediately sont out. Horrlgan was an
alderman for six yonrs and two yonrs
ago waa a candidate for mayor, Hu
was former prealdont of tho Liboral
association and promlnont In business
and, political circles. Ho Is unmarried,
All Mine Workers art requttted to
k««p away from Tabtr. No a-jretment
his b44H arrived it yai with the Can*
ada Wast Coal Company. Notice will
be aant out whan tha strike la ssttlid.
The fevnie-.Port Steele
Rrcwlnty Company, Llm-
[ted, of Pernla, B. C„
take pleasure In notifying
their friends that there
will be an opening of the
new brewery plant on the
afternoon of Monday, the
second day of August.
All are invited.
Fernie-Fort Steele
Brewing Co., Ltd.
P-rfnidonb nnd Manager
John Ii. Hmitu
Secretnry and Treaaurer
WINNIPKO, July 28~Oeo. Trncy,
ngnd 27 yenrs, who with his wlfo anil
family lived oii Logan avenue commit*
toil suicide yoHtordny nftornoon hy
shooting hlmBolf In the hond. ,I>nth
was Instantaneous. Tlm suleldo U
n peculiar ono und difficult to iu*
count for. D. O. B, Connory dined
with tho family, leaving thn hdisn at
nbout 2,,10 o'clock nnd thn nhootlng
took plnco within n quarter of nn hour
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Mr. Connovy nny*-. Hint Thicy w.*v«
ln tho best of spirits nnd thnt thny
hnd n biiBlnoss donl of consldorabln
mngnltudo In hnnd. Thoy had mndo
arrangements to moot a third party
nt iim fjrivni   Movnnrtm nt -t n'olnrV.
but Mr, Connory was tumble to bo
During lunch thoy had boon talking
of various maters with apparently nothing to Indicate thnt Trncy worried.
He leaves a widow"* nnd four small
children. There is ono brother living
at Portage la Prairie.
' Miss Wilma Hicks' returned from
Calgary on Thursday.
The' policeOarrested a few drunks
this week who were fined. °,
Stiss Maggie Gates leaves early next
week for Vancouver and Seattle on a
;*Islt. "    '
Mrs...A. B. Trites, who has been
visiting at Seattle returned to the
city this week.
.Miss Mangan, stenographer, leaves
Sunday morning for Seattle and other
coast cities for a short vacation.'
- Mr. John Brown left for a visit to
Owen.Sound, Canadian Soo and other
eastern points on Friday morning.
Andy Morris, provincial constable,
left Friday morning for New Westminster with an inmate for the asylum. *
The How Foon block is being filled
up. B. Giglotti and H. Montgomery
together with the C. P. R. have taken up offices there.
Fernie is to have a male party again.
A party has been formed under the
leadership of Mr. J. Cartlledgc. Practice is held in Bruce's hall on Sunday
afternoon at 3.
Mr. J. B. Turney"received a visit
from his father, mother and sister,
wbo had been taking in the Alaska-
Yukon Exposition at Seattle, and were
on their way home to Pittsburg.
Mr., Crlddle, provincial government
architect and building inspector, waa
in town on Wednesday looking ovo>-
the progress made on, the new ■ court
house. ■     ., .   !
The city policC ive removed "their
headquarters -fra:*****"' the Johnson Falconer block to the new city hall, and
the city"cleric expects that lie will b>?
able to move into his new offices, in
the early part of next week.
- Johnny Long Time Star,' an Indian
from Tobacco" Plains, has been .incarcerated . by "the provincial police!
charged with stabbing another noble
red man of the plains. "*" His case is
tn_rr,mp_iin'..,fnr Hal'.novl  wmV   -
Bruce's Bungling Bascballers have
at last got a few pure, rays of light
into their crocks, and have gone to
the tall timbers and scrubby' underbrush as far as the city league is concerned. , Dad Ross received official
notification that the bunch had gone
to the big league, It sure was a case
of going! going!! 'gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
, The attention of advertisers Is called to tho fact that copy for ads. in
Progressive , Fernie must be brought
in at once, or else the plnces contracted' for cannot be guaranteed. Now
that the stock Is here the work is
being rushed at all speed, nnd though
the book will appear later • than expected, still overy effort Is being mndo
to place It before the public at soon
as possible.
A communication donling with the
fishing propensities of some ot our
Iocnl basobnll players, and signed by
"Subscriber" Is to hnnd. As tho wrltor
hns not signed his name ns is required
ns n gunrantoo of good, fnith wo withhold lho lottor. All communication,,
should bo signed with tlio writer's
nnmo as well nH whntovor nom de
plumo ho dosiroB to wrlto under. We
only publish tho nom de plumb.
The Ice .crenm bocIiiI promoted by
tho Social dopartmont of tho l^nvorili
lenguo of tho Methodist church which
wns to lmvo tit Icon plnco on the lawn
tennis grounds on Monday evening,
owing to wont bor conditions and tho
counter attrnctlon nt Unices hnll wns
ndjniirnod and wiih held In thn ehiirrh
on Tuosdny. Tho wenthor wns not
very fnvornblo that evening and tlm
crowd wns not ns lnrgo ns II. would
hnvo boon under moro favornblo clr*
.'UiiiHtniieoH. An .unjoynblo ovciilng
was spent however, enkn, Ico crcnui,
nnd fruit bolng distributed niul n collection tnl-oii up to dofrny oxpiinsos,
M;*, Quliinuy Himg n hoIo mul ovory*
ono Hpomcd to enter henrllly Into llio
nmiiHomonts nnd giiineH, Tlio junior
k-nguo tuniod out uu hiiikhu.
Michel the Place Chosen
For Action—Several
Suspects '   i
MICHEL,, July 27—Great excitemcu*.
prevails here today upon the disclosures that five prominent members of >
the local Italian society have been
threatened with instant death by the
Black hand unless they pay $200, to
be placed at various plnces, one' ot
which was a large rock at the rear of
the Catholic church.   •
Four of the letters- were received on
Sunday and were turned over to con
stables Stephenson and Bulger, who
at once took charge'of the case.
The time set for the deposit of the
money was between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.
and under orders from the police several men were posted near each designated place and fake parcels placed In.
the hiding places by .the recipients of
the letters but no attempt was made ,
by tho Black Hand gang to claim the
booty. ,
Not "a member of the Italian society'
is working today, every one is armed
and every effort is being made to as-'
sist the police in protecting the lives
of their leaders."' ,    '
A meeting .was held this afternoon
by the Italian society at which there
were 350 members present. , What
steps will be taken will not be made
known until some time tonight.. The
local, police force will . be doubled,
and the reinforcements will arrive to-
Several Italians are under suspicion.
but though secret efforts have been
made.",to.,find % the slightest, proof
against'them the httemptSahave. been,
futile.but they are being closely watched and any attempt to leave thi3
camp will .lead to them being immediately arrested.
, CHICAGO, July 29—Edward Rlske,,
surrendered to the Cincinnati polico
last night following the slaying of his
friend Frank Lohrmnnn iii the Rlske
homo Monday night. Lohrmnnn lost
his w'fe's lovo through continued.debauchery nnd cruelty and Rlske won
hor through attention to tho two'littlo
Lehrmann children. Atter she hnd
known Rlslce for n short tlmo Mrs,
Lehrmann left, her husband nnd went
to llvo with RlBke. Lnst night Lohrmnnn went to the flat to try to Induce'
hlR wife to return to him. As ho
knocked nt thn door It was flung open and Rlske fired three Bhots nt
Lohrmnnn, killing him. .Mrs. Lehrmann Is hold ns nn ncccHsory to lho
MADRID July M-K'n* Alfonso this
afternoon Issued a decree proclaiming
martial law and the auspen*i..*ii of c.institutional guarantees throutiiiir h)I
Mr, nnd Mrs. William Mooro mid
thrilr son 10d wn nl left horo on Wed*
iK'Mdny morning on thoir wny to Lou
Angoloa, Cnl, Tlioy will slop off for n
fow dnys nt Vnncouvor, Vlctorln nnd
n'.i-f ••■'.!'!' thr P'!\t*"." '■'*!• i*• x'r V-info
wnn very mueh striiek bv tin* pro-m-si*'
displayed since tlm flro. nml conKrnt.
ulntod tho cltlzeiiH on their unresist-
nblo persistency and pluck. Through
the courtesy of Onornl .Mnnugcr J.
n Hiinl Mr Vnnre nrrnnmiwloi, hv
W. S. Stanley, mado a vory exhaustive -lour of No, 2 mine, Conl Creok,
and also visited No. 3 and Inspected
tho tipple and othor machinery. Mr.
John linglny, ono of tho nceommodnt-
Ing flro bosses of No. 2 was Instruct*
cd to show us through nnd took grent
pains to oxplnln very minutely tho
workings of the various rooms, nnd
tbe dlfforont places we wero In. Mr.
Moore was ijcvit In or near a conl
mine boforo, and was very much do
lighted with tbo trip. Ho exprosicd
surprise at tbe magnitude of the machinery etc., In use at the works.
VANCOUV1-.H, .Inly ,211-Thnt very
prompt nnd careful handling of the '.u-
dlnn situation on th« Slu'onn river In
noeoHHiiry If trouhln Ih In le nvjldC'1
Is tho opinion of !\ \\, Vnlh'ini f*n-
mcrly niiHlHliint provincial government
■•nimnlHHloiior of landH nnd nu iei. ■•.'.
Mr, Vnllenii flli-i has Jck* muni rn i
fiimi Hazli'lon ->-.'- his family, ku>k
thnt tin* roc-nut (<nf< rcnee with lho In*
(Hiiuh lint, not n-aHMiml Hie while people of tin* section of th-'lr safety, niul
Hint thoy nro preparing lo scml tliolr
fnnilllcH nut by tho next boat. A
petition signed by every white sot tier
iiroiinil Unzl«*on Iiiih been sont tn Of*
tnwn urging Hint Mounted Polico bo
,'.   !'.       •  •'      . "
Mr, Vnllenu «nyn thn* the ■whoi" difficulty roHtH with white HPttlors enm*
Ing onto nrens outside of rosorves formerly occupied by tho Indians. Tom*
mlsslnnor Porry of tlio North wost ,\|.
!T>  ,   nlnn   X,(,rt,    muMi   »!.')!   1il(,   »„/.»!    <»»,*!.
not net in tho provlnco savo by ar-
Hinge-wonts with tho provincial nutli*
Ho expected Hint tho troiiblo would
soon quiet down ns tho Haxloton Indians nro an Intelligent lot.
Commissioner Htewart nnd nsHOcl-
nt|»s who camo In this morning nn tho
("nmemn stated thnt the Itidlans met
tho commissioners yciterday and
appeared amicably disposed. Ho deprecate* the alarming roports that are
bolng sent out and di-clarcs that tho
I trouble will soon dio down In thoso
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'H*™V*id Baths...,;
y The Kih^ Edward
Fernie's  Leading jCommercial, &0tel
Rates $2,50 and upwards 7
J« *-..0ates, PROP.
Carr Whitaker, an eighteen year/old
boy stole an orange from G. A. Gardner's store in Suffolk, Va„ the other
day ,,aiul was caught in the act. of
Hauled into court he put up the usual plea that he was hungry and that
he had had nothing to eat for two days
and was on the verge of starvation.
-But the just0 judgo decided that it
was his duty lo make an example of
the boy and accordingly he "was sent
,  ,to prison for two years...
For a long period of time the American Sugar Refining Company consistently cheated the American government by using false scales. Hundreds of'thousands of dollars were stolen in this manner and a legal technicality stands in the way of the prosecution ' of the men responsible for the
,,   But   to   contrast the cases of the
poor boy and the great corporation,
and to attempt therefrom to point out
a moral would be regarded in consbr-
.vative quarters as dangerously Social-
-  istic—Ohio State Journal.
By Tom Quelch in Chicago Daily Socialist: ,
Capitalism is an- ugly monster.
* , It is the Caliban that fills our days
" with fear and terrofr that grinds us
in the cavern1"of toil; that fills   our
1 lives with all that* is bestial and dull
, and gloomy.    ' < -
*' It, is the insatiable beast that prowls
, around devouring our children.    Its
clams and fangs are i ed with the blood
of those we love.
"   . It is the brute that stares our bod-
Ies' and stultifies     our minds;   that
makes civilization a curse, religion a
__mockery,^morality a farce and art *'a_
*-" harlot. ',
The Socialist movement has set out
to destroy this monster.1
.It is endeavoring to accomplish this
in many ways. It begins by striking
al the economic basis of society, It
follows this'up by'owakening in the
peoplo new Ideals and new aspirations.   '     •   '
It opposes optimism to pessimism;
it puts hope in the place of despair,
light in the place of darkness, beauty
in tho place of ugliness.
Art is merely the discovery of the
strange and beautiful. The artist is
the discoverer—or rather tho creator
•—of beautiful things.
And the rehl artist cnn find nothing
or beauty-or charm In capitalism
Thore nro-no really flno pictures of
factories, of millionaires, of city street
sconoB, or of nny aspoct of commercialism. The artist flios to tho field
and thc forest or to lho sen or to pnst
ages—anywhere out of the steaming
hurry nnd filth of this Industrial holl.
Turner paints of Dido nnd TJlyssos,
,, nnd (ho Fighting Tomorniro; Whlstlor
paints of Venice—the Venice of romance anil mystery—Danto, Gabriel, Ro
BHottl. Holninn, Jluut, Ford, Muddox,
nnd others devotedly cling to the early
Italians nnd medlovnllsin,
Thu ronl poets nnd wrllors—ino artists of languages—thoy also try tliolr
ul most to t'Hciipo from capltali-im and
write on it only In Hntlrlcal f million
and ulylo,
That is why nnlsts uru attracted to
llio So-el-illM movmi'iil. .SooI'iIIhm 1*)
the only hopo of nrtlHts, just ns ll Is
tho only.hopo of tho workers, und
mnny thoro nro who ronll/,0 this file*,
Of nil tho young artists Hint   have
' been attracted to the Socialist movement  there nro none who uru morn
full of I'l'otnlHO than ure the brothoni
Horn iu'Hh'h, alive and alert, burnt*
Ing with corativc power, |iohsi*hh1iik n,i
liistliicilvo house of benuty, qunlntnoHH
iuul cliarni hii cf-Hciiilnl to llio iiiIIhI,
they may truly clnlm to hnve thnt (lis
wim winch Iiiiui* l..,.'tia.*d to the pearl
III the 0>Mv|-   Kt-llltlK.
t'in|iieKtl(iiiiilily Ihey possess artistic n-inlii"*.     Tnke any one of   tliolr
j,icliij'i-» iiiiiI exiimlne tt carefully ami
Oiie  I:,  hi-uii.l  ll)  (Olh- t(l,»lni|   COIlflll-
t'U.Mtli'i) 1 i.'-lt- .tt *ia.4.iv((i.i.h u. ,'<u
l„, i     .!■ ..,>.'-'..'' j.       .■,'■.y,i 1 J..'l,.';    l>f    ..*>*
reveries of the imagination are reflected in their art.
" The motley drama of life, 'with its
maan'ess, its horror and sin, its-uneasy
phantoms, its grotesqueness, its joy
and sorrow, its sparkling grace and
wonderful beauty, its mystery, its combination of them all, is developed in
their drawings.
■ Genius discovers analogies, resemblances and parallels amid oppositea,
likenesses, in difference and corroboration in contradiction.
Genius'-seeks and discovers the -e*-*.
sential qualities of things, and, brings
them to light. '    That is what   tin?
Warbises do.      They look at things
with the eyes of artists.
The marvellous beauty of woman,
.the terror of crime, the quaking fear
of death, the smile of innocence, all of
these are depicted in their picture.
And nature'too, the glowing fires' of
sunset, the dancing leaves of trees the
black and awful water—they are all
there.    , *   .,
And with artists eyes, with the brooding creative instinct, with vivid imagination, what images, can be conjured up. , •
The gleaming moon in the black
night sky is like a yellow skull; the
moving ship caught by the setting sun
is possessed of masts of gold and sails
of taffeta; the sky flushed with ' the
faint fires of morning' is like an inverted pearl.
Give wings to the imagination, and
life is possessed of unnumbered and
untold charms.
Socialism, by guaranteeing economic freedom will givejn. gn to the imaginative qualities.- .'cki'fe in all its diversities will be er-alized and appreciated.
The rare beauty of the rose, tht5
sweetness of the pomegranate, .the
wonder of-music,, the meaning of love
will be*understood. ,   "
- The demands of our higher and no
bier natures will be gratified. And
be forever destroyed by the Ariel of
beauty and life.    ' x .    ,
arlsm may reign, a while longer,   aud
Socialism be postponed.'    ,
The failure may come from this.
The workers may be too' intell-gen',
too weir organized, too well led to become again the dupes of the modern
despot. i*
They may refuse to murder their
fellow workmen or they mad come out
of the mad delirium of war more voluntarily than they went in, as the Russian peasants and soldiery did afto-*1
the war with Japan.
It is this uncertainty as to the outcome that troubles the ruling powers
of Europe.
What may come no man can say.
But' never was there such need, for a
sane leadership of the forces of democracy than at the present moment.'
The politics of all Europe afe held in
suspense. And the rulers inquire —
"What will the workers do?" '   ,-,
Robert Hunter in Chicago Dally So
clalist:   ' ■
The chess board of Europe appears
on the vergo of a crisis.
' Every force of the European despots
is being used to revive the old nationalistic spirit.-
Patriotism is once moro being used
in order to safeguard any injustice at
Within every empire there is a growing nnd menacing unrest, , The ex
ploltod nnd disinherited arc organizing great and gigantic movements of
In Gormnny millions of tho workers
pursue n hostile policy which throat
our the continuance of despotic rulo In
politics or Industry,
In Franco Clotnonceau nnd tho Iln
tllcnlR wore called to rule In order, to
savo tho country from n revolt by the
working clnss.
In Ilrltnlu' CamDboll-nannorman, As-
qulth, Lloyd' Goorgo nnd John Burns
woor plncod In control of the government In order to crush tho nowly'boni
llrltlsh Labor pnrty.
In Finland, Austrln, ln tho Sound!*
nnvlan countrlos, In Italy, Franco nnd
Hoi lum tho SoclnllslH- roport vlctlry
upon victory in thoir electoral battles
IJntrlng a war, whh holl's flood
gntos of Jingoism oponod, tlio Drllls'i
Labor party will ut the next election
double or troblo Ils roproHoutallon.
Tlio rulors of I-.ii ropo know this end*
not go ou. If Ih far moro dnngoroua
I linn n moment nry Insurrection, which
cnn ho onslly bo quenched by llio shedding of blood.
Tlio slow, Insistent enlightened und
consistent growth of socialism brings
terror to llm hearts of Kuropcnit nil
urn. If It would only break forth In
violent revolt how ensy it would bo to
d'-niroy It.
If Its lenders only wished for mod-
iiIh and i-lbhoiiii nnd monoy how slmplj
it would ho to sntlsfy thom in thl.i
If thoy only nsked for Home poor ro*
forms how cheap It would lie to gran*
Hut no pntlt ttnw Hcems open tn cor
..l.'.diir.-.!, ot .li.j.ni'",-..' art, KonielhliiBJ ■'■■.■■■, disrupt or destroy this new men*
of H'» '..ri'ltiplnKllif!*, Honiethlng of I nee,
Ihe ninny o'hn- great nrtlRti; In tliolr!    Such  lm.dora &t could bo  bouglu
J *   l     ,,,'   la      it.    ,l.iIiIi    ii,   ..      ...   --.,       .. a .        ,  ,
distinctly "h'-lrs, (lihtitictly original.
And there never was nn nriiMt yet Hint
did not owe t*.onn*thlii;« to hit pri/dccos*
KOI s.
How-til riav.*'i a great ileal to HotM*
relll; Whlmler nwi-A n txretxt d**nl to
(tie JfipntiCHi*. nnd no on,
tn if,,. «himi(»i;1i> neii'ii'-i the iikIv, tbo
sordid, Dn.- dull und altoj-cihiT unintcr-
I'Htlnn. Dw Wttrl.lt-.es ■rertnlnly destined to play a part. They will 1i$.bX
hard with Ark-1 uium*** Caliban. !»r
1".<*t pra-nd ar** th«*y will bell- Hu*
frnnd army who era giving color nnd
tone and aie-tl to lifo.
Fantastic Images, dreams nnd wild
hnvo boon bought.     Hples nnd bomb
• t.wiii'rirn tinfo been-sent into tie* ruuks
of lho Socialists in proncli ««siihhIii/iI-| they.
Ion and to foment disorder, but without uvnil.
Tho Soclnllsts hnvo Ignored Hie
spies nnd hnve enst out "Ia,«s Agent*
The only mad Ml -.■*.■*•.. to A',-,'A:
nnd dostroy tho movement Is tu revive tlu! old hatred ln"t**e».'ii ll.*! ii,.*.-
The bondholders of England- are
about to receive the bloody butcher of
Russia; Persia and Turkey send forth
their daily tales of crimson, the Christian nations hurry the building of their
monsters of the deep equipped" fo.
their monstrous deeds: of death, whh.
the organize and reor^nn'^o and add
to the numbers c,** their (rimes an t
seek to make their army more deadly.
Roosevelt with a caravan a quarter of
a mile long, stalks his ■ ancestors and
murders his better-;; the officers of
\the law.kill and maim a few hely.'t'ss
strikers from day to ,day, whiJi. tin1,
march of industry along the pith' of
progress ahdkcivill7,ati'on' takes e.x-1:
1 our its-toll that for a year scores ;\"d
tens of thousands of dead and its li'i..-
dieds of thousands injured,at the • ti.;l
ptad c.untless'others suiter'their un-
LUtain days-at Ja-jt to perish ri thc
hopeless battles fought by the army
bf the unemployed.  ,
But it is not of these I write. Today
JLwrite-only of the arts_of gentle peac*:-
and progress, commei ce that blossoms
under beneficent laws and business
that.blooms and brings prosperity for
the strong, brave men who follow it
with courage, and honesty and with
industry!. ,
Here is a spot in tho centre ot the
metropolis of a' hemisphere, littlo old
New York .'-Within a -single city block
are five grocery stores. Ah! Here
indeed is civilization. ■ How easy hore
to have all (grocery) wants supplied.
How fortunate to live near that spot.
Nd matter what you might wish, , if
It's ln the lino of groceries it Is there
—to bo had for the asking nnd no delay, Just name it; it is yours.
And those five grocers here in tho
confines of that city block. How happy thoy. Men of a calling havo so
many things In common. Same genera1,
tastes nnd snmo view of things politi
cnl, social, artistic and all that, Really
whnt a ploasuro those five,, grocers
must bo to each other.
So lo speak dwelling together in
ponce nnd unity just like brothers,
WarR and rumors of mars troiiblo nol,
thorn. Strikers killod In Pennsylvania nro nono of thoir funornl. To be
suro, our flvo grooors—being Christ-
inns—aro mildly moved by the tens
of thousands of their Christian brothers Hlnin In Turkey—but, fnr nway Is
tho Orient.
The thousands nnd lens of thousands killed on the mil and In factory
nnd mlno—woll, our five grocers aro
not wngo slnves; Indeed not tlioy.
Possibly of mnttors of world Import,
lho tariff bill may Interest, thom— If
thoy soo no wny to take lt out. of tho
consumer. Ponco, geutlo ponce —
business und commerce,, thoso nro
tliolr hnnnrnblo ui'ts.
Klvo grocers In n slnglo city block.
Tho wholo world may bo nt wnr, but
no nol ho of resounding urms Bhnll
reach thom. No Indeed. Thoy mnko
no iipiienl to force, No, a thousand
tlinoM no. .i'Ivo (ijiocors lu n city block
-whoro but ouo grocer is needed nnd
be not badly nooded. No dlsordur, no
strikers crimes of vlolonno will bo to-
eriited by our flvo grocers in A cuy
blnek. No. Iloom for only ono of
them to mako n living nud to live.
Four must dio nn economic death --
which ofi on uioniis a physical death,
lunlu-a'HH mon (.hoy aro. And business Is businoss. So ovory lost ono of
tliem gets down to ouniiic-»n.
llioy uio nut •>*.'■.<*■ >*'.■ Uj fljjbl iiu'h
other liko common men—not Ihey,
IV.kc. **;«n»l(*- ■{wa-re- They do not
Hot flro.to i'nch others stores. Nor
break each other's windows.   No not
nor lie In wait for encb other. No.
Nor do they challenge each other to
mortal combat with guns or knives or
other weapons. Nor do thoy do nny
manly thing. Not they. Ilusluoss
h btttlnnin nnd they hiieklo right
down to- piny tho gnmo for all It Is
uuiili ami oil but the winners In the
game dlo.
Five grocers In a ulrtglo city block
Five grocers * in a single city- block
—where only one is.needed. Every
one of "them cheating a little by short
weight here, every one of them cheating a little by; adulateration .there, ev
ery one of them* cheating a little by
lying a,thousand times a day, and ev
ery one of them making his wife and
children help him in every dirty'act
by which a competitor may be under-
soldsold or a penny can be made or
stolen, eery one of them sitting up at
night, every, one of them working every devilish * device the human mind
can invent' to save himself by murdering his four rival grocers. And failing! „ Five grocers in a single city
block—and only one of them needed
there. '.      "
Each claiming that he loves, his fel
low man. But he must murder those
four grocers..' -Each truly claiming
men for liis* brothers—all s but those
four brother grocers. Room there for
only one grocer.- Four must be made
bankrupt—four must die. Why "don't
they move? Why did they come here
at all?       " -p ,  '        .    - ■
How easy to' ask ten thousand unanswerable questions. . But there
they are.' No'worse than other men
—at least no worse than other business men. Four of them sentenced to
failure and" bankruptcy and death—;
everything all settled but"the-date ^of
execution. No chance to appeal'to
any court on earth! But stop! There
is a chance, just one. It will be in
the last paragraph of this article.
Five- grocers In a city' block— only
room for one. Each of them working
about fifteen hours a day—trying to
kill off the other four. oAt last one
of them succeeds—the one .who was
swallowed by the trust. Then one
trust grocer there. Some of our 3
grocers have a/job with the.trust —
still »working long .hours .'Our five
grocers never thought of co-operating
with each other instead of trying to
kill each other.    '   '■'
They never thought-that1 instead of
-w6rfcEg-fctieenJio*urs.a_day-T fourt-uii
Men should
look for this
Tag -'O'o ri
Che wing
Tobacco." It
guarahteesthehigh quality of
Black Watch
Tbe Big Black Ping.
;J, Crawford,' .'
. -      ' * \ -7V      r-"    ',■'.    '      ■■'-."*.      ""'    - - '   -"''-'.',,
Fernie Livery,, Dray; & Transfer Co.7
devoted to cheating.and'scheming to
kill' each'other—have one store and
work three or four hours per day.'
Never thought of that; nor could the
five grocers' db"''that alone.      '    .
Instead of working long hours'each
day adulterating goods we could'work
short hours and produce honest goodJ.
To be sure tliut wouldn't be business.
But wouldn't a good job with shoit
hours and good pay working co-operdc*
Ively for ourselves be better than a
poorly paid job for long hours of labor
be ' enough worth while so that we
might dispense with "business" nnd
the necessity for the man who lives
to murder four brothers" ln order to
save his ownllfo?.
' Even then' his lifo Is not'safe.    Tho
big trust will eat tho little trust.
Capitalism Is helpless to solve any
of tho problems that confront our "*
grocers In the city block where only
ouo grocer is noodod. Nor cnn it
solve the problem bf tho mnn who cnn
not buy groceries from any*of tho flvo
stores. ,,
As I. said boforo thero Is only ono
chnnco for our grocers to bo saved.
Our grocers can only bo saved from
tho execution of tho death sontenco by
the victory of Soclnlism, Thnt will
boIvo tho problems of tho flvo grocors
nnd lho trust grocor, mul of tho man
who cnn get no groceries, Soclnlism
Is n fonrful, terrible, awful, horrlblo
thing—so somo bustnoss men will toll
Whilo business? Woll business Is
business—nnd murdor.
"I do not like the laboring classes,
and I have no sympathy whatever
with, the so-called 'Poor' laboring man.
I do not dislike him because he labor
(for I am a laboring man myself), but
I dislike him because he is so ignorant
so absolutely blind, to his0 own interests, and so under the control of demagogues. Instead of developing intellectually they grow in ignorance. They
are merely a.lot of unthinking bits o'
protoplasm, ruled and bossed by,'a lot'
of ignorant and usually dishonest leaders., , It is due to trades unions aad
the evils connected with trades unions
that prices of all commodities are up
to a -point where they are today and
that the cost of living is as high as it-
is today. ,- The, laboring*classes study
to do as little work during the working, hours of the day as they possibly
can,.and unless you stand over them
and keep them up to-the work and
watch them they will* w-aste time iu
eery possible way you can devise.'
'■"The longer people temporize with
this ignorant monster called the Trade
union, the more difficult it will' be to
disentangle ourselves from its shackles. I cannot understand why the
masses of working men do not band
together and throw off the yoke'which
is dragging them down to ruin.- Every
year the condition of the working man
becomes worse and his slavery to the
.demagogues more "conspicuous." V_
- These golden thoughts should-T)e
preserved by the ..workers-. It would
be.well to read them in the evening
by the fire side.- -More and-more one
hears such sentiments expressed - by
the hard working toilers of' Wall St.,
of the stock exchange, of Delmonico's
and of the clubs.   '
,In fact the only thing that seems to
mar the beauty of America, the liberty
and freedom of this golden continent,
Is the bitter yoke of slavery which our
"pampered", unthinking bits of prbtop.
lasm have cast on a the. necks of our
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By Robert Hunter in Chicago Dnlly
I wus raiding tho othor dny tho In
Hiirnnco Record. Now nnd thon tlio
financial papers throw nn InterestIng
sldn light, upon llio progress of (loinoo-
A gontlomnn who signs himself "Hn*
lot" wns disco-it-fllng upon tho mnrkot,
Afd'i' kIvim** his opinion of how to got
rich by buying nnd colling cortnln
stocks, ho drifts Into ono terrific assault upon tho working clnss.
Tlm following nro sumo of tho gems
from his sngo pen!
"PoHtIt-Inns aro often aiming to In-
pm- vnpnlnrltv with tho mnssos, . nnd
this usunlly means the Ignorant nnd
pntiipcrod working classes us compui*
od With thn Btibstnntlnl hard working
buslm-us men of Iiiu-iHscncc who bivre
mndo the country whnt it Is.
WINNIPEG, July 27—Miss Plggott,
who Is woll known as tho chnmplon
lady golfer of the Norwood links, wns
rendered'unconscious in nn automobile
accident yesterday nt,G.O about hnlf h
milo-from Stonewall, ' She ■ rovlod,
howovor, nhd.lt is bellovod that there
will bo no serious consequences,,Miss
Plggott was riding in an 'automobile
driven by Solby Henderson, which col'
lided with another car driven by, A. A.
And rows. MIsh Plggott wns thrown
out. and anothor lady who was In tho
cur was dragged for somo dlstnndb,
hor skirts having crlight In tho car,
noth mnchinos woro considerably dn-
mnged but lho pooplo riding with Mr.
Andrews woro unhurt,
$50.00 REWARD
CO.,  LTD.   7
Wholesale Liquor Dealers
A FUMj line always, in stock
Wm. Eschwig, Proprietor
New and up-to-date
Handsome  Cafe Attached
a" Show
Casfc Works
=**S!a=-55!H   '
Manufacturers   of*'
Cal^ary, Alta.
♦♦♦ ♦*»»•»♦♦»»» » » » » «
| Fernie Dairy
doliv^ed to all
'parts 0f tho'. town
♦ PROP8. J
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ +*£
Given for Information lending to tho
recovery of my two littlo girls who
wore token from my homo on July Oth,
nnd were Inst soon nt Mnclood on July
Oth. I wish to tnko legal proceedings
ngnlust the pnrtlos who hnvo taken tho
Description of Chlldron: (1) Niuno
Kvn May ngo 8, complexion light, oyon
blue, hair light, scur on chin. (2»
Nnmo Mnrlhn' ngo 4, complexion fnlr,
oyes blue, hnir light.
Description of pnrtlos responsible
for abduction: llnrry 1'nrson, ngo 2H,
Kngllsb, dark complexion, roinnn noso,
brown eyes, height 0 ft, fi In. Mlnnh
llowlos, ngo ill), complexion fnlr, light
brown hnir, eyes blue, good looking,
plmpla on rather long iioho, holght 0 ft.
■i in.
Hold pnrtlos for abduction and for
j threatening lire. Communlcntu with
police niul nit*. ,
Okotoks, Alborta,
Great Northern Raily
Fast Time and
Good Connection
To All Points East and West
Leave Fernie 1.00 p, nif
Arr. Spokane  11     J ■
Only 24 hours from hcrnie to beattiti and Vancouver
Il 1ft a dcupcrstf of fort nnd It m::v
full, but sllll it Is the only om»   now j whore only one is needed. Every ono
left. ' nf them ttettlng up at five In the mor-
If (i.*rmsn workers can be k-d lo'.tAnK. mnhivn W» **«> a-"** "P ■t N-'0
■MrnnKk* iUM*b *u.Ufcn* aud alt Kui* [aud makfnr; hit rhlMrun met up nt live
one thrown into a title ot war, barb-iln the morning.
Ayer's   Hair Vigor
Anything injurious here? Aik your doctor.
Any tiling of merit hew? Ask ymir dodor.
Will it stop falling hair? .Ask your doctor.
Will it destroy dandruff? Aik your doctor.
Does not,£pjfir„the Hair
,/, (j,  ■IT'lH  **n*w9twT, JjttW9ft, mMe*\   ■   - -   •    	
Singer Sewing Machines Co.,
Fernie, B. C.
Why be without a Sewing Mach,*ne wjien yOU
can get one for $3.00 an\onth?
J. P. HOULAHAW, Agent, oppoMtn ftwi ^t oBfl0( TcM Am
kWai ,■■:■■ af
- -„A.
A pure grape cream of
tiartar powder. Its fame
is world-Wide. No alum,
ndvpho5ph:atiG' acid.
There is never a question as to the absolute
purity and healthfullness of the food it raises.
Can the' real .'truth ever be a hurt
to a true man, arid is not such a man
as glad to change his opinion,-when
he finds he is wrong, as to change a
worn out garment for a new cjne?
Verse'22—If .we desire the right
only and are obedient to God's spirit,
need we * fear' even the "appearance
ofievil?".'  -     ./    -      _ ,-'-.
Verses 23-24—Does" God', mean^his
children to live "blameless" lives'and
is the twenty fourth verse "not a promise that Gbd will .give the power to
so do? ' , *. j   a '7     -'
i. *
'. Lesson for Sujiday,; Aug.' 15; 1909.—
Paul's Third Missionary Journey —
Ephesus. Acts xviii: 23 to xix:22.- ~
Corner of Six Story  Building Goes
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Down Causing  Heavy Loss
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> Fortunately no Injuries
B. E. WALKER, President
Paid-up Capital   $10,000,000
Reserve Fund    -    6,000,000
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OUflwCiy   OCflOOl   Questions
On the Lesson by ttie Rev; Dr. Linscott for the International
Newspaper Bible Study Olub.- ,        .
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AUGUST. 11909
,   t, j      *
-     Close of Paul's Missionary Journey.
Acts "xviii: 1-22? -
:    Golden Text.—In the world ye stiull
•' have tribulation; be of good cheer; !
•have  overcome  the  world.   — John
:- ;xvi:33.
,'  '   Verse 1.—What   remarkable thing
7had' immediately preceded Paul's start
for Corinth? - .-  *     '
..   There Is no record of a vision or any
. special, Divine instruction for Paul going to Corinth; but is a good man.as
7 much guided by God.when he is not
'• conscious of it, as when"- he  is, and
•  why? (This quesion must be answered
in writing by members of,the club.) ,'
        Tfj..'—^*-     t.  O TIT\.nt-'-~...'ni.Z +I.4a-_l4.*.«-a.'4a4,*-
ion between Aqulla arid Paul      -a,,'  "
How' do you account for it   thai*,
there   is-an affinity between "men bf,
! the "same"* trade? ■\-v-'.    "'       *,      '- -'
Have    labor men a perfect right
, to v band themselves together for mutual protection against the undue demands of capital? ,
' Has* capital a moral fight to protect itself against labor?    *,.'    ,, ; '
Have business men a right to protect themselves against undue competition?   ,
Paul worked at his trade as a tent
,. maker for a living, is thero any suggestion in this that modern preachers
should do n similar thing?
■'   a largo proportion of the membership of the   present   day   Christian
church   havo   the latent ability   to
preach; ought not, this ability to bo developed,   thus giving tb,ovory local
church   Beveral   pre.iolifcis.f.nd   the
work   bolng   divided botwoon thom,
would bo bettor dono than at present',
.   and onch prochor mako his own living?
Vorso 4.—Is   It tho duty and prlvllogo   of ovory adult Christian to   bo
engaged    at loaBt ovory Sunday, in
1   somo specific spiritual work?
Why did Paul, in tho beginning, in
Corinth, confine his work to tlio Sabbath day and to tho Jews?
VorBOB B-C—What effect did tlio vIb-
,   it of Silas and   Timothy liavo upon
" If a Rood man Is .ovor so much In
oarnest, may tbo vlBlt of anothor
earnest man l.-.tcnslfy his spirit?
Whon a nian doos Ills vory boBt In
proachlng and falls to mnko converts,
Ib ho ontltlod to as much credit no If
bo bad great buccobb?
Did Paul blarao himself for IiIb fall*
tiro,   and that tho Jowb misled and
blasphemed; and ought a man of God
, always to tako a similar Htnnd in llko
Vorso 7.—Una It ovor boon tn tbo
past ob It. Ib today, Bomotlmos nocess;
nry for a itood man to lonvo tbo church
nnd Btnrt a mooting of his own?
Verno 8,*—Is boilof In Joans In In*
; tolloctual  offoct, or Is it spiritual nnd
'    Biipornnturnl?
Vorsos 0-11—What motlioddld God
lnko In tbis Instanco to talk to Paul?
Why   Is It that so fow Christians
havo any exporlonco ot any apodal
moBBARO from God?
Do Christians spoak as much as
thoy outfit tor Cat.tit today, and it
thero any fear of bolng hurt by spook-
Ins for Him? .
Vorsos 12-17—Can any man oxpoct,
ovon In theso days, to bo unflinchingly
tattbtu. to Ooo, tin*, not mako ttomt-
pooplo angry ? .•*■*'
How do you ostlmato tho character
it this man Oalllo, and what Is thero
In him worthy ot Imitation T
Verses 11-2 a.*—Sum up tbo of foots
of Paul's* effort* its revealed In this
tcaiiott for 0undny, Awfi-tml. 8th, 1000,
Paul's Instructions to tbe Thoiia'on*
fans. I Thets. v: 13*1-1.
'AUGUST 8 °1909
Paul's Instructions to the Thessa-
lonians. I.Thess, v: 12-24.
' Golden-Text—See that none render
evil for evil unto "any man; but ever
follow that which is good. I Thess.
v:16.'  ■.-'.,-'   ■ ''   ■;
Verses 12-15—JVhat is the dominant
note today between officials of the
church and, theo pastor, is it official
and'business, or is it, spiritual, that
of tender love' and esteem?   *
Do ministers as a. class ."labor" &6
hard,,and suffer as their Master-did!
arid,lthus compel the tender love and
esteem of"the church?  7"  ■-'.-'•
.", Does»: the, average; minister. or riot,
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nvi.UU.lj—-*i*v\Jt—-—aa»—uaaa aa—aaa,—a**a4—aa, . a.* -
age mechanic; farmer,' business or professional man, and practice as-much
self denial .as athese?   '   -    7
'' i     ,       - ,-
'"iyWhat Is generally.the real character
of those who ,wM not' support   the
church because they do not llko -tho
What Is the only way-by •'which tb
have peace among brethren in a community or church?
Vorso 14—If you- know anything
against a fellow Christian," what'ia
the right thing to do, (l).siiy nothing
about It; (2) talk about lt to others;
(3) -correct him ln tho presence of othors, or, (4) see him alone and In love
toll'hlm what you'have to say.        ■*
Jesus wont about lovingly helping
people, iri their bodle3, their souls,
and circumstances; If you and I aro
not doing'that, havo we a right to
concludo that'wo aro.not followers of
JOSUB?,' "    •    ,        ,    '     '      '
Is* It your' duty, as a Christian, to
tako pains to "comfort.' overybody,
with whom you como In contact, and
If you aro so doing what is tho effect-
upon your own lifo?
Veres 15—If my neighbor sets hia
dog on my sheep, pulls down my fence
In the night, shoots my chickens when
one gets Into*his yard, Is constantly
slandering me arid my family and will
not pny me a long standing,Just dobt
what would Jesus do if he were I?
question must be answered In writing
by'members of the club.)
Vorso 16.—Ib lt easy, Paul, for you
to Bay "Rejoice evermoro," but Is lt
practical for ordinary mortals and If
bo, how?
Vorso 17: If a man Is roally In lovo,
with God and his follows, doos ho not
nocoBimrlly pray all tho tlmo, either
consciously or unconsciously?
Ib It nocoBBnry, or holpful, to havo
Bot tlnios for conscious prayor?
Verno 18;—Aro wo to bo thankful,
alllco for pain and ploasuro, for loss
and unln, for oiiomlos and frlondB, If
wo aro in Josus?
Ih It not an actual fact, brmod on
tlio triiost philosophy, that ovory sort
of exporlonco wb'ich comes to a truo
mnn In In tho highest possible sense,
for liln good? »
In tlio light of oxtornal oxlstonco aro
thoro any such things ns accident,
I fpl-ATilt", mt«^nrtii'n<»   nr even ri>irT*'»t*
tnlilfl ftlroumstsncnfl,   In tho lifo of a
num of God? <•>
Vono 10—Can any man retain tho
peaco of God, who Is not absolutely
obedlnnt to tbe loadings of God's Holy
Verio 20.—Prophesying hero means
preaching, Is thero any sign In theso
days (hat It Is being despised?
Why should a lovo for-tho preach
ing of tbo gospel be cultivated?
Vem 31.—Why should we not as
Chrlitlans encourage tho most abso-
lilO fret) thonghf, tho mont critic*.) re.
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awarded. *-■•   *■   7 '   .   ,
Winnipeg Free Press: The six story
brick building of the J. (*7 Wilson Co,
paper -merchants, on JlcDermot avenue
opposite the" Stobart'building, collapsed last evening, and one fourth of the
structure now lies a mass of wreckage.
A tank containing 20,000 gallons of wa
ter,- stored above the roof for fire protection purposes,'fell with the building
swamping the cellar and flooding adjoining lots. - * 7 ' -
7 Fortunately no one was in tbe building at the time of the collapse, which
occurred shortly after 7 o'clock, and .as
the debris fell*at the rear and side of
the building on vacant lots,. no one
was Injured and; no damage was done
excepting to the building and its -contents.
Cause of Collapse
The weight of the water tank, appears to have been the cause of the
collapse. The building was of what
'is known as "mill" construction, tho
outside walls of brick, two bricks thick
and the partitions and floors of wood
The only steel in the building was the
column' supporting the water tower,
the later weighing when full, as it was
yesterday, in the*neighborhood of 100
tons.     .,   "    , • *7'       ,    ,
The collapse was seen by a few persons whose attention was attracted by
the crash and the roar of the-falllng
bricks, but it "is.not, known for-certain
what part of' the • structure gave way
first.' A loud report like' the firing pf
a company in perfect time was the
first signal of the disaster, tand tlie
huge water tank was then seen to top-
ple'andfall over on its side toward the
southeast carrying the whole corner of
the building with it in a shower ■ of
bricks and mortar, .some povilons ,of
the I vilding 'falling awa/ liv large^
slabs, while in other places the bricks
fell in smaller bulk and singly. As the
debris struck the earth there was a
thud and then crash after crash ending
'in a roar as the bricks slid down in
a huge pile.     The whole district;was
First Series—Solid. gold medal to
each of the first five.
Second Sorles—A sterling silver
medal to each of the next five.
Third Series—A - Teachers Bible,
price $5,50 to each of the next five. '
Fourth Series: The book The Heart
of Christianity, price $1,50 to each of
th'e next thirty five.     \
Each medal will be suitably engraved, giving the nomo of tho winner,
and for what it is awarded, nnd in
llko manner each Bible and book will
bb, Inscribed.
All who cnn' wrlto an dhnvo Ideas,
aro urged to tako up theso studies ro*
gardlosB of tho degree of thoir education, as tho papers nro not valuod
from an educational or lltornry standpoint but from tho point of view of
tho cogoncy of thoir reasoned Iddns.
shaken and the street in front of the
building was strewn with glass ' from
windows broken by the shock to' the
building..The noise of the crash could
be heard many„blocks distant and'the
worshippers atTGrace chWcn™one"blOck"
away felt a shock which many though1,
must have been' caused by.' an earth
quake.-     .'   '• ' --    .,   ''' '
, Loss Wi if be'" Heavy'
The central column, supporting thc
water tank,' remained in its place, but
the - steel beams, on which the tank
rested, fell, one of them' shooting ove,'
the .back of tlie building and burying
one end In the earth.'1
The,loss will amount to many thousands of dollars. Of the building itself
a portion 30 feet by 40 and six stories
in height is in ruins, the water tank"'Is
a complete wreck, and a large .quantity bf valuable merchandise chiefly be
longing, to Mark Fisher & Co., is buried, in the debris. ..
Tbe ground floor of the building was
occupied by the J. C.Wilson Company
paper makers, for offices and shipping
room, the latter being" In the wrecked
portion, and the remainder- of. the
building was used as a warehouse; the
second floor- by Mark Fisher Sons •'&
Co., wholesale woollen manufacturers,
he fourth by W.J. Gage & Co., whole,
sale stationers, and the sixth floor by
the T. Eaton Company.
Eaton's  flat was  almost  empty,  3
of tlieir men being at work on Saturday ,removing the  goods    that^viSra^l
stored there, and'W. J.' Gage & Co |
were so fortunate as to have only emp j
ty packing cases in the wrecked corner.      '    . , .,
'   Mark Fisher Sons &■ Co., had a large
stock on tlieir flat, where their offices
were also situated,' and.W. D. Lo Bo
telller, tlie local manager ofthe company, stated last night that he ..elifcv-
ed, the whole' of a shipment of goods
which arrived a few days ago is'bulled in, the ruins. The'offices did not
fall in though the partitions are gore.
The JV C. Wilson company also are
losers of a valuable stock of paper—
much    of it of an  expensive,   quality. .                                        . .     I
Description of Structure
The wrecked building   was erected
in'1905 and had a frontage on McDer-
mot avenue of 50 feet, a short distance
west of King street, with ,a depth of
120 feet.     The building was fitted up
with a sprinkler system for fire protection and' the water tank standing*
on a steel pedastel above the ,roof was
erected later by the Ontario Wind En
gine and Pump Company. ', The man-,
age'r of this company stated .last night
that the collapse was'no doubt duetto
the added weight' of the tank, but not
to any fault ■ in the' tank ov its construction. ,       ,.-..'■
.., The company, said Mr.  Reid,.   as-
* Branches throughout Canada, and in United States and England
rflTlKI'T'RV   RTTQTMPQQ    EveiT facility afforded "to fitrmers and  otli-
VUUillJlI    DU Dill LOO   ers f01. the uausaction *of   theii- hanking
business.   Sales notes will be cashed oi* taken for collection.    ^   .
RAWlfTNr   RY  MATT   Accounts may be opened by mail and, monies
DillmlllU  Dl   llliilL aep0sited   or   withdrawn   in this way with
equal facility. '   „ ■   )
Manager, Fernie.
Always a choice supply of Beef, Pork, Veal,
if ,
1       Mutton, and Lamb ori hand.   Hams,
Bacon, Lard, Butter and Eggs
Our Specialties
Fresh, Smoked and Salted Fish, always a good „.■>-
■   assortment.   Try' our Mince -Meat,
Saurkraut and Oysters.
/    . -
sumed "li6~7r^a^6nsibllIty-: for"^7th"e"
strength of the"Walls or,foundation^
any building on which they might put
a tank, that being a matter for the
architect. ' - " ' y '..„.,-
The manager of the J. C. Wilson
company J. E. Holland when seen last
night, would not glvo any estimate of
the loss or attempt to account"for the
disaster, In fact ho declined to make
any statement.
the 41 Meat Market Limited
Wholesale and Retail Butchers
Back to our Old Stand
• We beg to announce to our many customers that we have removed to our old quarters next the Eank of Commerce pending the
erection of our new building opposite the King Edward hotel.
Our Motto "Civility, Cleanliness and correct weight to all"
International Agroomont
For the Control of
White, Slavery
Afor showing a lottor ln which ho said
ho had murdered his wlfo, Ilobort M.
Fanning of Wostport shot nnd killed
himself in tho polico station horo early
toduy, Thu polico' later found tho
horribly mutilated body of hits wife
whero tho man had directed. Fan
nlng's father la Bald to bo n wealthy
tnanufacturor of Provldonco.
NEW HAVEN, July 2fl*-GolnR down
a stoop hill nt a rapid rato yesterday
a trolley car struck nn automobllo
owned and driven by Charlos Buckingham, who mot Instant death. Mr Uluck-
InRliam'B wlfo nnd two othors woro
Injured. Mr. IluckltiRhnm wnn a
prominent piano mnmifncturor of Now
TOKIO, July 28—Whilo tho crbw of
. »        »     , ,    , 4 ,   ,
IUI3 atufUl.^kU U—t*tl.ltu,*l iltttmu*   l,a..a,  a,..
i'l-itfcfl In jjus ■pmc-Mrc* nt "Inc V.n-r -yer.-
tcrday ono of tho 12 pounders of tho
vfia#l blew up, killing four men and
wounding 5 of tho ttunners. AraonK
tho wounded wero two of tlio officers
, «     ,1.   .     I.,lll4,ll.
1300 A DAY
CARMANOAY, Jul*/ 25-0. L. T»y
lor of Ctrmincay, wbo bought a lot
yetlerdaf tor *|*J(W was today offered
t«00 for It bat refused aud was offer
OTTAWA, July 20—Tho terms oi
tho International agroomont for tho
controlling of the whito slavo traffic
aro announced.
Tho agreement Is for, tho purpose of
providing for women of ago; clocolvod
or undor restraint, and also for women and girls uwW ago, adequate pro
toctlon against tho crlmlnnl traffic
known ob tho whito slavo traffic. So
far thlrtoon govoi:nmontB havo slgnod
tho agroomont oach naming a ropro*
Bontattvo to net as a plenipotentiary
to seo to Its enforcement.
Thoro   nro, sovornl claiisoB to   tho
agroomont, tho most Important, being:
"Each   of   tho   contracting   govern*
inonlfl umlortnltOH to appoint or to do*
slgnato an authority whoso duty wMI
bo to gather all tho Infomifttlon concerning tlio hiring of woman and girls
for Immoral purposes In forolRn plnctn
this authority to lmvo powor to communicate directly with a lllio authority ostnblfBhed In onch ot tho contract
Ing states.    Koch government undor*
talum lo lmvo u strict watch kept for
tlio purpose of ii'-dring, especially   at
rnllwny stations, ports   of departure
ami during vu>H*i<:t cunuuciuiM ui <A(jiii- fcUin... •••-•
m and alr.il hUiiiuii fw Ji'Iijui'Ijcj'/.
Instructions will bo sent to* officers,
and all other competent persons to ob*
tnln within tho l"gal limits, nil Information lending to this crlmlnnl traffic.
*..,        ... ,,,,.,,.
kkVC   A.kk'lll..   kit   y..u*4»aa*   aaj.',.|    IA.   aal.   i*
thors, accessories fir victims of such
traffic will bo signalled If necessary,
either to tbe authorities at the placo
of landing or to diplomatic or conctilar
agents concerned or to al! tho other
competent authorities.
Will be Sent Back Home
The uovi'-mmHit undertint* to provls*
send back to their own countries thoso
who ask for rcparlntlon. When, tho
person cannot- defray the cost of her
transfer it-will be defrayed by the
country on whose territory she , resigns ns far as the next frontier or
port of doparturo nnd the surplus by
the country of origin. Tho contracting government undortake as far as
possible to maintain a watcli on all
agonclos employing" women and girls
in forolgn countries,"
Tho list of llio countries and British
colonies and protectorates which havo
decided to adhere to tho whito slave
traffic agreement nro Austria-Hungary
Dolgium, Brazil, Denmark,' Eritrea,
Franco, Germany, Groat Britain, Italy,
Norway and Swedon, Portugal, nussla,
Spain, Switzerland, Bahamas, Bartm
does, British Gulnnn, Canndn, Coylon,
tho Commonwealth of Australia, Gambia, Malta, Newfoundland, Northorn
Nigeria, Southern Rhodesia; Trlnldnd,
nnd tho Windward Islands.
. I
Beck Block
Room   3
Andy   Hamilton
Tinsmith and Plumber
We can furnish you with estimates in
anything in our line
NEW YORK, July 28—I'liwrenco
Ilalloran, an inspector In tlio dock dopartmont, who received a modal for
saving 10 lives during tho burning of
tho steamer Goneral Slocum foil from
a train on a treHtlo,, yesterday at I^ong
Island railway noar Goose Creole and
wa« killed. Ills hal whh carried off
by tlio wind and In reaching for It ho
fell from tlio plnlform. Ilo wns ren*
dcrcd unconscious by his bond striking
a tlo and lio wns dead whon men hurrlod back along tho trestle and tried
to rescue lilm from tlio water.
Ilalloran was 30 yenr old. Ho wns
In chnrgo of a dock department Inunch
when tho excursion Btonmer General
Slocum cnue'it flro In the Enst rivor
In the Biimmor of 11)01, After tlm
steamer hnd boon ronchod ho dragged
• ' a!.!'.'.•.*'" iv.if '.h,*-
.nunr-Vi vAAcb \w rtw in «o p1oi*p Ihnt
his hair wnn burned off nnd hin fnon
tallatorml. Hallornu rocolvod a Cnr*
lie-tie modal which lio was wearing at
thn tlmo ho met his death.
 ,  it*.
The Hotel of Fernie
I'Yrnh.'rt U-juIIjik Coinnicjciul
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nnd TnuriNt IIoiimi
S. F, WALLACE, Prop.
od |7W) a tew mlnut*** inter. Th-* lot
search, -and welcome  the toaclhog ofllntjueiUon was on Pacific avenue near j tonally place the victims ofthe traffic
trueieleneet I the hotel.
j In Institutions and as far is poulblo,
WASHINGTON, July 27-Hldes will
bo put on the free list If boots and
shoes and other manufactures of leather are rodiicr-d below tbo rates fixed
by (he houso hill.
ITriWH Dw advocates of tree hides
aro able to f arry out this bargain the
whole program will be called off.
Hnir supplied with  tho brat Wim*-**,
Liquors and Cigar*
Bar Unexcelled
All White Help
Call in and
see us once
C. W. DAVEY k CO., Props.
? ^a^aJ-fl-i.ii*-lp«w*o»^i»u ttaAvi* .V.V«>
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do not attempt to adjust trifling disputes between
subscribers and honorable business men who advertise,
nor pay the debts of honest bankrupts.
This offer holds good for one month after the
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to advertisers say "I saw it in The Ledger."   -
Phone 48; Residence 9 Manager
Another veek has gone by and still no start
lias been made on the recreation hill. If the members of the city, council had to haul gravel, stone,
lumber, etc., uj> or clown that hill they might drop
some 6'f^the less important schemes and get the
grade attended to. It is bad enough for pedestrians, tp say nothing of the poor horses. One of
these days someone will get killed on that hill and
then the council will wake up. Election "promises
are great things. ■ •        *•  ,   -
The many Blackhand eases through the country,
and the last bold attempt at Michel, show, that
these scoundrels are not mueh frightened by the
heavy sentences their members have received in the
past."Perhaps the judicious use of a fine strong
piece of rope properly attached to the arm of a
telephone or electric liglit pole and affixed to the
neck of one of these rascals might have the desired
- . ' \
Speaking of the coal supply, outlook ,the "Winnipeg Commercial says**-  7 '■ '   „
'•The output of the.Crow's Nest Coal Company
-is reported to be very much curtailed at all theii
mines this'season., It is said by an official of the
company that-there is not a ton in reserve. - This
is a serious matter for central and western Canada.
There has been much trouble between the miners
and employers, and operations have-been seriously
retarded during the year".' , Settlement was effected a short' time since but some dissatisfaction was
expressed by" the men, but we hope that no more
strikes will occur. Even now, though it is too
late in the year for the company-to catch up and
supply the necessary amount for "the prairie coun-
try. . The official referred to stated that unless
'requirements were secure"d^pmTlxeBtates viaTFort;
William conditions throughout the west would be
worse than in 1907-.
"Dealers throughout the west are low m coal
supply, and every possible effort should be put
forth to prevent hardship among the settlers and
dthers. .,,**'*
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7 "Strikes in the coal mines have worked "havoc
on many occasions in the country and some effort
should be made to prevent them in future.'.'
Strikes are certainly not beneficial, either to
the men* or tho companies, bwt they ard what might
be called "a necessary evil." "When thc Coal
Companies, through the Operators Association, be
gin cutting down the wages of the men by small
reductions on this and that kind of labor, and reducing their earning power by raising the price
of supplies, house rent, water rates, light and other
things, the men have no alternative but to stop
work until an equitable agreement lias been mado
tlmt will givo tliem o'clinnco to keep pace with tho
rapidly increasing prices of nil necessary commodities,.
Tlie miners all over the country are underpaid,
The hnrd work they do, the terrible riskm they run
daily, and tlie adverse circumstances undor which
Ihey labor in nlte thoir jobs unenviable, Look ac
the huge dividends that mostsof tho eoal corpora-
lions pay from yenr to year. Look nt the magnitude ol! their holdings.,    Peep for n moment into
the homes of the corporation magnates, and officials, at the luxury displayed by their -wives arid
children. v See them" out.in all their style--* with
the b.est that money can. buy... , Then,change the
picture.-' Go -down'* into the'vlittle shack that
only poorly covers and partially shelters the men
who produce the coal "out of which' their masters
' ** a X *"       fl
live so luxuriously. Do you see a display,of everything iav the shape,of furniture and .fixtures   to
make the home of the worker comfortable.. No!
You see a, table, the necessary, number of chairs:
beds and a common wash stand, and everything ic
the humble home shows that the owner has had no
money to spare or "squander on .furniture or fur
nishings.     Then go deeper into the picture,   and
follow the-miner down*to his work in the mine.
First you see him leaving his home: with-his dinner
pail (not overly full) he bids good-bye to "his deai
ones as he knows not whether he will be spared to
return' home again, or be carried thither on    a
stretcher as evidence of the dread toll that capital
ism extorts from labor.     He goes merrily dowa
to his work, for lie has been taught that he is a
slave and he may as well be merry.     See him all
alone in his room under the earth, picking and ham
mering to eke out an existence for his loved ones
at home.     For eight hours of a shift he is working away shut out from a glimpse of the light   of
day.     Crouched down in a corner, pei'haps part
ially drenched from dripping water, and never
knowing but what the roof may fall in on him, an
explosion or a tyump way occur, arid he would be
cut off forever.,   He makes perhaps an average of
three dollars per day, if he is fortunate enough to
get a good working place.     Out of this, when he
receives his cheque at the end of the, month i   he
finds his rent, his water, his light,   his sanitary
fee, his doctor's fee and sometimes his grocery bill
deducted, and, all these he knows go to the boss he
has been slaving for.     He realizes that riot only
does his master receive a profit on what he has
produced for him, but also on the house rent, the
water, light, sanitation fee and'grocery biit.7 And
what is left belongs to the slave who has produced
all.     Have you ever been down into a mine, and
watched the miner work?    If not my friends, take
a trip and'unless you are a .bigoted ass, you will
have a. better conception'of the miners' position.
0 The Commercial is right.      The^ government
shouldJprohibit' strikes.   " But it should be done
by the government (the people) owning the mines
and paying a proper percentage to the men   who
actually produce the material, and 'then all would
share alike in the profits over arid above the cost
of production.    , /
To-morrow August 1, marks the passing of tbe
first year in the life and activity of Fernie the Second. The progress that has been made is hard
of comprehension to any but those who were here
a year ago' and can compare conditions then -with
those'at the present time. ' Probably no, city can
ing the past twelve, months. When-it is taken
into consideration that the actual building period
was greatly lessened by a hard and long-continued
winter, the gigantic, nature of, the undertaking becomes more apparent. - Not only lias the growth
been rapid, but permanent, "anii what is'-more, it is
still continuing. The future-of Fernie looms largo
on the horizon .of this western-land, and this city
is destined to fill a large place in the further development, "of British .Columbia.    .
The "very vexed question of relief comes to the
front again by the demand of repayment by the
committee. -' "Without knowing thc personal circumstances, of the relioved ones, it seems to us that
tho committee is overstepping the mark by saying
how much so and so must pay back. Another
rousing general meeting of those personally affected is in order, and should be called nt once. Why
should somo of the relief committee get off free,
whon mon whoso circumstances do not warrant it
fir.c nskod to pny back either the half or the whole
of thoir amounts. , A man's circumstances should
bo,properly ascertained before he is nsked for any
repayment of the money that wns sont for free distribution.
Are you on the municipal voters' list? If not
get on at once. We mny have to clinnge some of
the members of tho council, so be prepnred.
"Adrift In nn open boat—with the
open j*l.lo down" might bo the title of
Mr. .J, S, Dalys account of 1iIb perilous adventure on the 1311c river on
Wednesday, the 281 li. Mr, Daly Is
workiiiK on tint brlilKo which Is IioIiir;
bjilll nrrnsH llm rivor at tho mouth
of Fairy C'roclt. niul with a numbor of
others lm Iuul pinlinrkcd In tlio lioal.
which Ik iiKi'd iik n ferry. The boat
In Homo wny brolio loose but tlie iiiih*
si'iiK'-TK, with the oxcr.'ptlon of our hn-
ro, miccHMh'd In Hcrnmblini* out of
It, At. tlm nnmo luoiniMit It turned
turtle, and this rcKi'cttable Inclileiit
did rniicli to mar tint -ili'timi***.' of th*.1
irlr. down tho Klk. Tlm Intrepid mn*
rlimr r« ni I nod liln prcKeime of in Ind In
the midHt of perilH on evi-ry linud nud
held cliifipod fiiHt to hU Iiohoiii the
Iceol of IiIh II] fined U'bM.), as .-lu* rush
ed throuiih the fo-iiuliiK mpIdH of (Im
turbulent mountain atrnam. The cry
".Man Overboard" whh rallied up town
nud Hi ere wiih much liurrylnc to and
fro, i.nr*-e number-* lmntened to the
river biinlc lo wltncmi llm climax of
the cntiiHtroplm. The doomed bark
wait finally wrecked, like HobliiRon
Cv».i(»*:'ii on a denei't lyhn.t, eon\po«ed
of a Iok Jam below tlm Great Northern
I-vUIk" Tlm Uut liuUucUuir.' to her
crew had been, In the wordu of the
great Amerlcnn admiral, "Don't givo
up the ship nnd these orders were ro*
meenbored nnd carried out, nt thin mo«
crltlcnl and thrilling moment. The
worst was over however, and succor
wan at hand. A ropo waa cant to the
marooned mariner and many wllllw,
linndH drnBKed lilm to terra flrma nnd
Hiifety. Wo nro ulntl to Btato that
Mr. Daly cnmo throiiRh the ndvonluro
quite unharmed, lie reportb the lClk
water rather cold.
Tlio illronloi'B of tlio Lotlibi'ldKo nnd
DlBtrlet Affilc'iilftinil society nro nnnr*
Iiiit iieitlier !i()it(')i.' nor oxponmo In
mitldiiK the fnlr of lliOU bliwr nnd bet*
ter thnn ever. TIiIh year upwards of
•**7()oo Ib IioIiir offered In prizes and
pui-KeB, Hpi-cln) nil* net Iohh tiro em-UK-
ed. Prof. Khol will make n tliHIMnr,
balloon nmenftlon onch day and n dentil
defyliiK punia-tiiiiu drop [rum inm-jur,
.sputiui piutuninn Iniiv lit.t.-ii (■•ve'.-'*
for tlm troop of trained Kenth'find for
the world famed p-ymnnRtf* nnd aero-
bntH who will perform each day Immediately In front of tho Brand Htnnd.
'1 IU4   llUlhU-   yxtW   t»l-   JUI ti.eiiv*..   ,»■)    .in-
LotlibridKe Cltlzenn band, n uniformed
lm nd of -16 pleccH which waH n prize
winner In tho band competition nt tjie
Winnipeg exposition thin yenr. Tlm
Indian parade and pow wow will lm
rt fnnture ntrnln. T.ethbrldRO fair In
rccoRiilj-ed at tho bent place In America fodiiy •*■*. wIhiorh nn Tiidl.'in dh-
play in the i, Vl-time war paint and fen-
tliem, floodlWuo racing In aoRiired
the generou-l j pun-en hwift up being
nn Incontlvo for the presence of tlm
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MADRID,'July ?,8—Tho outbreaks in
the historically, turbulent province .of
Catalonia,.which started' as a"protest
against*' the war;in Morocco, . have
reached a stage of open rebellion that
is serious'. Churches,,schools „ and
bridges have been burned and dynamited,, railroads wrecked, and a convent pillaged. ■Public buildings have
been', attacked by: an' armed and determined-mob.'     '-",'.■>
The principal centres of the disturbances are Barcelona, Taragona and Ge-
rona,' An' official account admits that
the troops used their' firearms freely. ' It is believed that the. number
of killed and wounded will reach a
high figure.   •',_.,
Situation Very Grave
MADRID, July 28—The cabinet held
a long session today and decided that
the situation in, Catalonia is so grave
that it necessitated the proclaiming of
martial law at arragona and Gerona
ln addition to Barcelona.
*. Serious Conditions in Barcelona ,
BARCELONA, July 28—Barcelona is
riow under martial law. Serious riot
ing has occurred following the declaration of a general strike In protest
against the military operations in Morocco, and the despatch to that country
of large bodies of troops.' Several persons have been killed and - a large
number wounded. ,«
a There has been much fighting iii the
streets and practically all communications have been.destroyed. - The'food
supplies have been cut off. The prices
of the necessaries are almost prohibitive.   '
The strikers cheer the soldiers but
have attacked the* police at Barcelona',
and-suburban districts. The police
have not hesitated to use their pistols
freely. , As a result many, innocent
pedestrians have been shot.
, All commercial activities are pros
trated, and service on'the'tramways
and railroads, as well as cab and carriage service, has ceased. There is
fear of much more serious disorders.
Trouble is also reported from the interior-towns.   . "■
. Crossing to France
HBNDAYE, July 28—Hundreds of
young Spanish, reservists are crossing
the frontier to France. '■ They say
they are deserting because the ' war
against the Riff tribe is solely in the
ators.       "        -. *,..,» r
Arousing   Much  Suspicion
PARIS, July 28—Considerable app
rehension is felt here concerning the
Spanish, situation*. /France, considers
that Spain is within her rights in
chastising the-Rlff'tribtes but the mi-
blllzation of halfj-'the Spanish 'army
indicates that.the'preparations are on
a scale likely to arouse suspicions and
international complications, The rig'
orous censorship maintained' by tha
Spanish authorities," which 'potsibly
leads to an-exaggeration of the international situation, Is condemned here
as useless and absurd.
The Strike at Barcelona
BARCELONA, July 28—Violence followed the declaration of a general
striko hero this morning which waB
called for the purpose of protesting
against the Spanish-Moroccan war.
The strikers stoned the street cars
and toro up the rails, The mounted
police mado n number of charges and
wounded n numbor of raon .„ Hundrods
of other** woro arrested. The streots
aro now deserted except* for the patrols
and the majority of the shops aro
Spanish Town In 8tate of Siege
HENDAY, France, July 27--A courier arrlvod hero today from Spain and
announcod thnt tho proclamation issued yofltorday declaring a state of
slogo nt Barcolona has created a son-
satlon and that It Ib feared tho order
will bo oxtondod to othor cities,
best race liorsos In tho west. Thoro
will bo a Bplondld display of draft,
thoroughbred nnd standard brod horses nnd pure bred cnttlo, Blieop nnd
Bwlno i\b woll hb grnliiB nnd RraBBOB
and vogetnbloB as liboral prlzos have
been offered In nil thoBO clnHnos, Pro*
foNslonn! bnflobnll gnrnoH will lie played, nlso lncroBBo gnmofl, Lothbrldgo
welcomes you, Hoe an up to (Into city,
See tho eighth wonder of tho world,
the Kifuintlc rnllwuy bridge over a
mile long and 1100 feot high. Come mid
enjoy the lioBpltnlily of tho oltlzona
of LetlibtldKo. Have u kooiI time, I'.
Ih nnHurod you. Chonp rntcH on nil
railway**, AbIc your dopot ngent. Ilo*
mombor the plnco nnd date, Letn-
bridKo, AiikuhI 10, 11 ami 12,
For furl lior Information wrlto Major
W, 13, Burnett, uoc-tronH, Lothbrldgo,
Hint IJibtrict, AtrSrivuiuilui ■boci-a.,;*, ....
IxllibiUltiL-, AlUi,
Tlm Dixy TroubadoiirB put on a
first ela«B entertainment nl the opera
hoiifle TupRdny nlnht.
*:;.-.* i.-i....... H-Uw ."a-;;-*'*-.'*.-'* J" *)w
Fernio opera Iioubo tonight In n one
art. comedy "rtotay Dakor." Do not
IlllflH thin.
Stoplien Moore met with n painful
accident laBt 8aturdny. Whilo chop*
ping wood a npllntor flew up and pierced the oyo boll. Upon removal to
tlie'hriHpltnl U *wnn found neceiinary to
remove tho Injured member. Mr. Moore
Ib doing nn woll at con be expected,
and It li said the other oyo will not
be affected.
OTTAWA, July 28«-A merger of BO'
voral of the Portland comont tmnn*
facturlng companies of the Dominion
will probably shortly bo accomplished.
Tho rumor that tho International Portland Comont company will bo ono of
tho BtrongOBt fnctors In tho merger
lind tlio effect, of Bonding the Btock ot
thnt concern nwny up on the Mont roil
oxolinuge youtorday.
It Ib understood that UiIh companv
will ho purchaBod outright by n largor
company which will nlno assume con*
froi of otlmiB of the largest factories
of the Dominion.
J. 8, Irving, the fotmdor and mating*
or of the local compnny, when asked
regarding the mattor admitted the
truth of the rumor but declined to say
nuytliiiig larllmr, BityiUK (nut hu **ub
not. Jit a ijunliloii lo uiulw Dil- x\iAv
ment, It Is tindei'Hlood Hint the
movement hag the utmnnotit financial
backing of capitalists In England, Ot*
tnwa nnd Montreal nnd other parts of
VUi: inJli.l.Aa'-ii,
Vi.V.  illaa;.aU.7i.av*-. **>**<
lina boen In operation for flvo years.
The Coleman Minor, until recently
published hy a compnny. hat boon taken over by the former manager, Mr.
J. I). 3. Banett and Mr. Drandoti and
will In future be conducted under tlio
itUhiilcet*. of tlilit imwly fu.'UWal (Mi'tucr
ship. We extend boat wlihea tor
■uccettt to the Miner and tbe new
Excursion Rates
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'-,   -.-*.     .-<    *'.;*?-.   *•   * HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO , J.
"47-5-.  * ''"|.     . Capital Authorized ..... .^.$10,000,000 , .    .7
;,-_ Capital. Paid Up ..-."-I ...$5,000,000    Reserve..' '..'..-15,000,000
D. R. WILKIE, President    ,     HON. ROBT JAFFRAY,aVice-Pres.
Arrowhead,- Cronhrook, -Fernie;*Goldjen*,"Kam1oopsf-)Michel, MyierNelson
",.' 'Revelstoke* Vancouver, and Victoria 7    =
y''/\    . /   SAVINGS DEPARTMENT    ;7    ^ ^.   .  ,,
Interest allowed ori deposits at current rat^.,fron. date of deposit.', ,\
FERNlEi BRANCH , - *   . GEO. I. B. BELL, Manager..
Tickets ou Sale Daily .
May 29th to Oct. 14
Final return limit 15 days,
but not later than Oct. 31.'
For complete Information seo Agents
or write. *
J. E. PnOOTOR, D.P.A., Caleary
M.A, Kastner
Fire ! Fire! Fire!
The anniversary of the great
fire of August 1, 1908, is drawing near. Lei us draw yo\ir attention to the fact that we represent 14 financially strong, old
established a,nd well known
Board * Fire Insuranco companies, also agent for the *
Sun   Life    Insurance
Company of Canada
., We have several snaps in '
Business and  Residential
Property ,
in different parts of the city ,
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"Agent  "'■"" "'.;,'
.NewOliver Typewriter
; Machine given out on tnai
*-     No Charge  . '        7
J,  Mi  AGNEW   & GO*
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Wear** just unloading a'car containing ■ ,
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2 Mower*.,, 2 Hay Rakes,' 6 Buffgies, 2 Lumber Was-,
ores, 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 lis a complete stock in all lines  -
Fernie Cartage & Construction Co.
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 guar- ,
anteed satisfactory.
O. N. ROSS, Sole Proprietor
| I SAY  Tp  YOuf
Come and "see or write for circular bf what
we have to offer in fruit lands at Baynes
1 within 30 miles of Fernie.   Lots of water,
sure markets, and easy,terms.
Kootonia Irrigated  Tracts
$   Dw Wo"' -HART,: (Agt, for Canada) Baynes, B. C-i i'
$ X   y    '*'■" y-: ■*'■•■ •■"■"'  - ■'-• .'.*■   O
Advertise in The Ledger
JOB PRINTING oTprintW ■IT**.""
...,' 1:■ •.■,.\4 *-) i' ''-iii ;■-"'•'  -'■■- thttidiH-jiub'-s-littto-
t3heirlpt3rtluu»tlrt'»rtiw '    Wading' inTiUtioiis,   Ut'tor heada/biU
heads,' We Ulls, eUttmenta, ditdgm, cards, etc.', all ireoeive the.tamo careful
.txwatmivnt—just a little better than mema necoseary.   'Prompt Bervioa always..
. *        A woman1 of tasto is known, among othor things, by tho
character of hor correspondence paper.    A safo guidp in ->
buying any sort of writing papor is to go by tho name of
Eaton. Crane and
Pike Writing Papers
' Tho papocs that appoal—dolight tho oyo, satisfy the tasto,
and at tho samo time conform with tho usages of corroct
socioty.    The throo dosirablo requisites aro found in
Wo carry Highland Linon, ns woll as many other of the
famous Eaton, Cvano & Piko writing papers, in all sizes,
styles/and tints now in voguo.
HifrHland Llnctt    00c per box        Berkshire Bond     SOc per box
RoyivlVork SOc per box       PledaUoit mitiu,!     auupvriioA
En-ffllsH Malnsoolc SOoperbox
N. E. Suddaby
Affent   for Reach's  Baseball   Goods,  Huyler's and towncy'n
Chocolates, Willlam'H Kew'Scale 1*1 anon, Pishing Tackle
~mwmam rniir—if 1 '
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The Official Organ of District No.  18, U.M.W.  of A.
Fernie, B.C.,   July 31st, 1909
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|    -   :     From our own Corespondent ' ;-j
■Mr. Jack Mitchell and family removed-from Coal Creek, on Monday, their
destination toeing-'Frank, Alta.;' where
Jack now works.    ;• ''  '     *      '   ';"
■Mr, and Mrs. ."William"Alexander vls-
.ited Frank last week" to attend the funeral of Angus Roose; the, victim ofs the
fa'tal quarrel.   -'.-   	
Mr .."and, 'Mrs.. Joslali Gray "^arrived
' hereriast/Saturday from Cape„Breton,
N. S. ,,They. are. residing at French
Camp with Mr." Jack Gray, who Is a
brother of Mr.  Joslah Gray.
A large number of Coal Creek rest-
dents  attended .the' social   and, dance
' promoted by the Fernio.Socialist party.
Tliey report having,an excellent time,
arid give the Socialist party credit for
organizing  this  entertainment.      The
■dance was exceptionally good, the band
supplying'first class music."'-A special
train conveyed the Creek dancers home
ln tho early hours-of the morning. ,
Local fishermen had some fine catches last Sunday, those who visited the
-Elk as well as those who'fished in tho
Creek having fine baskets.. *
■* .There-, are indications of Increased
activity by the Coal'Company just now.
They are,.making preparations to entor
old No., 1 again.   . They believe .that a
'* large .field of coal,lies practically un-,
toucffed to the' west side of the- main
tunnel, and are employing a staff of
-mien to repair the tunnel and put things
in shape. T. Biggs, ex-secretary bfTthe
Miners"union has charge'of the work
there.     - * J       .. "      ■   •     ■ -•'.   -   - -'
>     The compnny • Is also prospecting on
the south side of tho creek-toward's No."'
6.      Wo are informed-that they have
located No. one seam on-that side and
are now searching for No.-tj seam. A
staff  of- men   have  commenced   work
grading-ithe  track  to  the  new  seami
and it is to. be"hoped that, the-co-il will
be of good quality and free from faults.
With the development of the ne\y seam
and the probable opening out of No.
6 seam on the same side,.. Miners will
look forwadr to a return of the good
work and^ood wages which prevailed
ln this camp up till recent time's.
Bill Ridley, ex-mayor of Michel.Is located herev     .Michel', residents, please
note. , .... .,..."..   ......   7  ■•-*
Messrs.-W. Joyce, G. Vickers and I.
Rothery have returned to the Creek after a lengthy visit* to the. old country.
'All-are working.   ,
- - Superintendent-Heathcote has suffIc •
ieiitly .recovered from, his recent af-
fllctlon'b'f"the eye's tb lie "able ^to re'Bumc
L his duties-).
accompanist.-'. The chairman thanked
all who .had helped to'make' the concert
a'success. 'The program was;   *
.Chairman's remarks: Rev. Scott.'. -
Song:, Just' Like~the  Ivy:  Miss  B.
Finch.- '-■■,-:.-■- "      , "-'
Cornet solo: Miss h. Gray.
- Song: Daddy's Little Tom-boy, Girl:
Miss Jones.-   .     -.*-.'       ,-«.-. y
Song; We're all,Growing Older: Mr.'
Mercer.   .'»,,„-- -' / -
Recitation: Old Mother Hubbard: Mr.
McGinnes.       ,,   7
.Song: Green Fields of-Virginia: Mr
S. Jenkins.
Violin solo: Scotch airs: Miss C.
Banks. ■' -        ' , '
Song: Jack's the Boy! Mrs. Mercer.
Gramophone selections, „
. Cornet solo: Scenes;that aro Bright-
test: Mr.  Fawley. •>
- Soing: Old Kentucky Home: Miss M.
Tyson. "-.
Recitation: Bloomln'; Mr. Mercer. •.
'   Song: Loch Lomond: Miss Jones.
' Song: Marry the Girl you Love; Mrs,
Mercer.     - '' ■'.:*"
.,. Song: When there Isn't a Girl About:
Mr. Mercer. 5 r ■
Song: When the Sunset: Mr. S.' Jenkins , .,.,.' o
, Song: Maple Leaf. forever:— Misses
Finch, Tyson, Bell and Reece.  ,-
;Joc Mitchell, secretary of'the local
football club has been unable to work
since, he played against -Bellevue.- The
boys must-, have used him harshly "or
was It the  ^ :l '
An old rancher from the West Kootenay parts' visited the Creek a week
ago and the writer showed him around
the famous beauty, spots of this salubrious health resort. •„ He was greatly
surprised at the quantity and variety
of the vegetation in this,valley, the undergrowth being heavy and timothy
hay growing'six feet high around Victoria park (now the football field.) He
expressed the opinion- that fruit, could
be raised here' in any quantity, and
should be profitable owing to the close
pvoximlty to a market. On thestrengtli
of this wo are making a* deal with the
C7N. P. Coali,company to purchase
land and expect to., put a few5ten acre
tracts on the markfet 'at an early date.
Full information as to' terms may bo
obtained. by addressing ' communicate
Ions to X' Y District Ledger,     ...   - ,',
Born—On-Saturday";;.the-2'4th Inst, to
Mr. and Mrs. Berrldge a,daughter. ,-"•
The prevailing' fashion from now on
,is morning ^visits. Mrs: -and Miss'Mc-,
Court visited Mrs. Powell and'took ten
o'clock lunch'-tin Tuesday list'. Matters
•A'very successful-xoncer.t was given
In, the club hall'on^Thursday,last' ,ln
aid .of" the. funds of ..the ' ^ethodlst
church'."''''' The" Hall was "'''comfor-tililV
filledrina'-ReV;.- ijr., Scott '-presldpa ftiift
oriene&'stlje jpraaa^anv/jWiy)-:** few well-
chosen; jeemarks;, \,.\ce cream ai\d can*
dy wasjserve'd at'the.Interval Mr,. L,
Hor toil' dish'ing' xln Tn 'capital style. 'Mr;
' McGinnos'sold' what ■wa.is-!-left'*'of*''*the
candy and made a great hit, making a
.moat'humorous and original auctloneer,-
The various Hems were well, rendered,
the concluding item by four girls tiolng
excellent.     Mrs. Mercer was the ablo
go-tleman and.a-scholar,, 22 carat hall
mark.ed, full weight and no fat under
the scales. Everything they could do
was done to make the'.Elko boys feel
at home and the Elko.boys more than
appreciated their kindness.,'-   •
The Elko ball team expect to go to
Michel, a suburb.of Sparwood on July
31, to play Bo.b Moore's Ballymena' Kids
and they will, visit'' Cranbrook,' ' the
place Old Man' Simpson made famous
and more than famous by-hls bananas.
After that they will be" at home to
their Iriends at Elko.7 •
-Mr. H. Olands-Is - getting ready to
start on his fire clay plant at the Elk
river grade, where he expects to employ about 150 men, which will mean a
big thing for the country south. The
'Roosvllle stage line runs through the
property which is near half way between the tract and Roosvllle. Contracts for a number, of houses, have already been let.and'the new town will
be called Olands.
General Ticket agent Fyfe was in
town Sunday, better known as Charlie,
not because his hair is black and curly
but because of his generous nature and
his lovely rainbow colored, misqulta-
chlffon stockings are simply delightful
for summer wear. Charlie can put on
mor.e style with a necktie and a pair
of hose than most men can with a dry
goods store.i
, Tlie' Elko-baseball .team will give a
grand supper and ball some' time in
August for tho benefit of the club, and
It will bo a'swell sffair. The floor
manager knows dancing' from the days
of Adam down to "those-of old nick.
It will be a' sight you can't see even at
Seattle fair. "       -   *
A. .R. Wyness of Vancouver spent
Sunday In Elko.
Miss Strachan of Fernie visited'Elko
this week for, the' first time since the
big Fernie fire.
De Long, who peddles pumpkins and
bird seed for • a Fernie house, • was
down with the'.C. P*. R. Sunday excursion. 7, '■ '
-H. W. Tcrnholme, manager of the
Canadian Bank of Commerce, Fernie,
Dr. and' Mrs. Henderson ■ of Fernie.
spent the week end in Elko visiting
some of the beauty spots and caught
enough 'trout, to start a, retail fish-
Mr. Brown of Nelson (famous for its
stone quarries) was In town taking or-'
ders for wire nails, cork screws and
button hooks. • ' 7
Theer will be a big band of Indians
from Tobacco Plain's on August 2nd iri
Elko and there will no doubt be some
pony racing and-a war dance on a
small scale. *- Miss Millie Moccasin
String will do a' salome dance on* the
beech. . There will be'big doings in
Elko and its the onljr place on the
Crows Nest branch where r pleasure
seekers can get what'they want when
they want It..,' ,,<      ' .  .
¥¥¥,¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥ V¥VVV¥
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of"great, importance- (to* the feminine
mind) -were discussed. 7 ,
,, ,Mr,. and- Mrs,- Skltlon ,,vacate their,
boarding-house this'weekend *,>,. £They
'.are/ succeeded- by Mr. and-'Mrs.'Henderson of Lethbridge.
h;-,The writer'^of-.these fnotes. is fult of
enterprise this, w.eek. Hq.is in jiego-
tlatlpn'wltli'a' Chicago firm,for ,„the
erection ' of' a 'factory to' manufacture
sausages. He thinks the local supply
•of stray dogs'Of'the'mongrel brood will
keep, the establishment, running ..full
tmi of otelhsrfrtxUETAOISHRDLDL
time for the first fow years,
***. *
, You can always form a good opinion
of petfplo-by the''company thoy, keen
and welcomo Into,their homes,
Cap. Carrutliers of "The Woods; Ltd.*
wns in town this wook booking unlimited ordors, Cap is'without doubt tlie
Chesterfield among drummers.
Tlio rush for reservation lain) is now
on acrosK tho boundary lino, In KdlId-
pell niul Columbia Falls, Thousands of
people from nil ovor the union aro ro-
. glstering nnd home gookors aro spreading north, civf^t, south nnd wost. Tho
I'rogroHHlvo Investment Co,, whoso nd
nppcnm In UiIh papor, nnd who own
a big block of fruit land unar town,
have ngcntH at Kallspcll, Columbia
Falls nml Hin-oka nnd several parties
woro In Elko this wcok looking ovor
the lands.' . '        ■
Tho tolophono gnngR nro In Elko
putting tn tho poIon nnd tho wlro Ptniuc
will Me horo thin wook, hut there's no
thing doflnlto aH to tho dato whon tlio
electric cai'H will be running, But ah,
lot It bo noon,
Our old college chum Smyth of tho
Moylo LcailorpnHHQd throiiflh 'tills Hyn-
clnth tinted and plctiire-ique tmrg on
Snturilny for Carbonado with Moylo'n
cnlehratPil klckorn, UuhIi of bur-lni-nn
prevented uh from bolng nt tlid "stntlon
nnd pro-Hontlng tho bunch with ti few
1-oxoH of big roil npploi, ,
• .Mm Fimce Is building a ratlronil au;t
putting up nuni'torM for,big logging
npernllons on Long I'rnlrlo on tlio Klko
d riouHVlllo mnll routo,
govern) parties from Spokane and
Vancouver hnvo gone Into tho'Klatlienil
country from HoohvIIIo UiIh Inst two
week**, nnd a party of Chicago cnpltnl*
Uu aro ox poet ,'d tu look over tho co]>*
per propertUiH nrnr ltiirmovlllo nnd It In
fully exptoteil tho Copp»r Kottlo will
clinngo ownuru nml opoiutloiis ba op*
cni'd up ngnln which will nipnti tho
Inilldliig of iinriow gniign rnllrond to
tlw* mines from Roonvlllo,
Tied  wNrilitn   .Tnnioo   Hfur^lii'  wnn   (it
Klko Investigating no vera! small firos
atiuilft,   iim   t&tit\i-li   IfaiCiw,.
On July !4th tho Klko whirlwind*
went' down to tho village of Ifosmer,
nrnr Trlwood lo play baseball with
the champions of Qrls-cly lleur Ciuioli,
Arriving at tlio little coal and eoko
, ,    *. ri * (■    ., .       .    .    ,
i»'4.a,,b.    >*,U     ^a..a,      a..,.,       ,4-,a.»     i.atV.1. a a'.,..     U;
the lloimer hotel (run by Jules Ilurcl,
a celebrated French chef, a grandnon
on his mothnr's side of Napoleon who
wus main guy of F'uiopoa' political 400
In the (rood old dnys) and were f»j«<l-
i-d In royal style. After supper they
were entertained ro a smoker and lis*
teno.l fi> Sflfc.-) rCatl*.tier'8 r-i'-Itatf.itv «n*
titled "Ths Sky Pilot's Dream, follow**,
by Mr. Otlvcr*B pathetic bsllad. Oh.
.Have It for Me: Hogan, tho Hoiti^r
twlrler then tsve^ his cela'ArM**.*. ti»-
pfrtenatlon "of * hard bolUd'-fgg. m*
it ■**■•»»*«•« if** yyv¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥,¥¥¥
Miss Mary Davis Is back in town.'
Ellas Rogers," president of the C. N.
P. Coal Co.' accompanied'by' General
Manager H'urfl spent a few hours looking over the company's property on
Friday.'    .;"',*
-J. H. Shepherd, chief inspector of
mines for B. C, accompanied by our
genial„friend Mr. T. Morgan, made an
official visit of inspection . of • , the
mines here this week. J
J. W. Bennett of the I. C. S.Kdropped off'the morning train with a talking machine which he uses to aid him
in his business. (We* don't think he
needs It.) ; *
A man named. Ed. Moore met with
an accident here last week during
blasting operations on the new government road: Although he was two
hundred yards away a piece of rock
struck htm on the leg. He had to be
treated In tho hospital aiid is 'progressing1 favorably.' t
Rothery and-Joyce passed through
here this week on their way back from
Whitehaven.-'' '  >
George McKey. is' back ln town.
The Eagles held a smoker in Marttn<!
hall in New Michel on Saturday the
24th. -    , ..."
Tho K."P. had a parade from the
hall, to the Methodist church Sunday
evening last. The address which was
given by the new pastor of, that place,
was an excellent one aiid was attentively listened to .'.
Wm. Sproule has retired from assistant post mos-dress and has commenced
duties wlth.tho C.P. R. filMng the vacancy caused by-Mr. Christmas quitting.',. - , ,
- A bunch of fellows are talking seriously of going west looking for fruit
land next'month:'-'.,   „              --„        cj
We are pleased to see Jack Knigh:
out again after his serious illness.
Michel played -Hosmer their return
game on the 24th.'1 They came 'down
with the sole intention of taking back
two points with them, but they had to
sit down to a most severe licking of
7 to 1, and they'would not have ,had
that one had riev. George MlHett not
been sleeping.      The team's were:
Michel ' Hosmer
J. Raynor  ......   .'...' '.Hutson
J. Mason  ...- .'..,...    .., Oversby
P. Hesketh . v; ...'... 7*.  ..' Watson
Weaver  ...'./.    , Climle
Murray .: -.'..%...  "/.>. Balderstone
Whitehouse  . "'; ...Mole
Barnes    ..'. -.....' Gordon
Ritchie    *  .'..   .' Thomson
Millet".   .  .7..- ;' -..'...Steel
Gomme '.'..,....... .McDonald
Allan     ..- ...' '. ;   Moyes
'    '" '•   .." ...'.'..-.".'. Davis (reserve)
. The game was' mostly in favor    of
Michel as can -be seen by the score and
Hosmer had,no kick .coming'on the re
Woman Tells in Court of
Brutal Treatment
Handed Out
B. C.
General Merchant
prop, sang Pour out the R'.ine„WI..«
Billy Talkemdown read a papor on the
Boston Bloomers, Albort Armistead,
who plays.Infield for thei Elkos, sang
very foolingly that- old favorite entitled "How Mrs." Murphy's dress Got
Caught lii the Wringer," The .Elko
mascot then read a short sermon from
tho Fornie Lodgor, of Elko -Roosvlllo
and Tohncco Plains, tho land flowing
with milk, honoy and big red apples,
and tho dining staff was- bo pleased
that thoy prosontod him with-, an open
faced pie with prune movomont. Thorn
woro songs, recitations, etc., until mid*,
night when tho party all joined In that
ever rof''osh!ng always popular Irlih
American ballad '.'For Aauld Lang
On Sunday morning tho Elko' boys
woro takon In chargo by'Captain Hamilton who took them for a gnsomobll?
ride up the mountains ahovo high wn--
tor mark and showod thom  tho hou
where Orlxzloy Poto fought tho Mount-
mil Lion foi1 two hours nnd a half and
cnmo out without n single acratcli, nnd
then roinnrkod that Tom Sliaiiglino***-'.'
n prospector from Montreal, staked tho
HoHinor mlnos and sold thom to the C,
P. U.     Mr. Hamilton also' Introduced
tho boyH to tho maxtor mechanic, Com
wnll nob, and sovornl other noted chnr
actors, They were shown through tho
mlnoH and tho workings fully oxplnln-
od to thom form the tlpplo down to tho
Htum winding moimo traps, Tho hoys
speak  vory highly  of  tho   treatment
thoy rocolvod from Mr. Hnmllton nnd
tho mlno mniingdi's,     Thoy roturuod to
town for dinner which wns typical of
of tho town and pntontod hy tho chef
.for thc benefit of country renders wo
mention a fow of the dlshos: Hnow bird
-.otip, Patio'iii. tur graft, Mtnly   Irish
HpinlH on the half shell, A Mulligan so
thick you <'<-uldn'l stick your fork In
the gravy; strawberry short cako not
Iconlik' on nfcnunt of the go-nil iliirnoil
fthortnei-H- green tent black tea: sheep-
herder's delight, nnd    pink    -•lophnnt
cocktails.     Aftor dinnor tho hoys were
Introduced to tlie bnll grounds, which
Is sure hy all nccuunU a hot touch, and
111 ii o Giass mil from Itoonvlllo nskod
llio mayor of Unsmor why In  Hades
th-'y had the diamond so m-atf to the
ilvs',-*;*,   lv.1   IV.    (•.•""'I   '.■•','."•'' 1   ■,'."•-
| bnll."   The umpire bnllM from Ferule
und, didn't know    a straight from a
wheelbarrow curve, ond Ufjunior soured
on fouls as the umplro wns the tamest
thing that ever happened and walked
off the field looking as tamo as a rood-
tor In a pond; the next was a hoiilhle
aiiaAU.p.e •»'. -»,i \.l.,y.|K",   ill-  jv.6a kt^i'lK aitl
like an ordinary drunk to a telephone
pole and wallet, while the crowd told
lilm what to do. Why Ihe fellow
couldn't hold a hunch of sick Inmlis Inside a high board fence. Why If. them
umpires wero over caught'down on To*
bart-o Plains they'd put bells on them
boll,. Oh Hoiir.tv, why JUlc'l you K«t
the editor of the Tireosy I,.nes or nob
Rhfttv. Of rnnr»r* ir*,*m**r won, Mil
Klko would sooner lost* to them than
•ny tesm-on th# pike. Tlmy are a
wood bunch an deveryone  ot them a
WHITE FLAWS,, N. Y. July 28—H.
K.* Thaw sat in the supreme court
here today and heard a woman's tes-
tlmony that made his palid face flush.
He saw a pearl handled dog whip ex
hibited and ho neara tne witness say-
that she had seen him wield it on the
bare flesh of young girls. The prisoner's wife, .Evelyn Nesblt Thaw, was in
the court and listened to most of th*.-
testimony which* was of such a nature that Justice Mills proceeded hi3
presentation with the warning that
"No woman should stay-in the court
room unless she .is willing to hear
everything."     *
The witness was Miss Susan Merrill,
about 33 years old and she opened a
new chapter in' the life of Stanford
White's slayer. She testified of alleged acts of his between the years of
1902'and 1905, when,he was a.youn^
bachelor about New-York, before the
tragedy on the Madison Square Roof
Garden. „ .
y Summarized her testimony was that
during the three vca.-s named she kupt
in succession two New Vork lodging
houses where Thaw rented rooms under assumed names .and to which Ik;
brought at various times more , than
200 girls.
,* After Thaw's imprisonment she said
she paid these women at least $25000
as the price of their silence and to
.keep them from bothering Thaw's wife
or mother.
i *      t
" The money came from Thaw; After
telling, of Thaw's engagement of the
rooms, the bearing of the evidence upon the question of the. prisoner's mental condition becajpe apparent, for. at
this" point the dog whip was put' In
Indian Robes and Bead Work
Souvenirs bf The Great West ,
and   Indian  Curios *
"  * '' "-    "      AND-	
Real Estate That Grows
Big Red Apples
The Nearest Fruit and Farm Lands to the
Crows Nest Pass,, Mines
See Elko,  Roosville and
Tobacco Plains
AND' ,
"Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow"   ]
. " B. C,
B. C,
of Canada
*' ■■       «
, Mrs; G. O. Cody.spent.the last week
in Baynes with Mrs. *W. S. Stanley,
returning "to her'-hume In' Ffernie   "6n
Thursday. .* K-   - - "-' *
Miss Jennie Cody and sister Clara
returned!,to Fernie after a stayio't, 'a
few days'in tlie Stanley home.
,,Mr. ,and Mrs. W.-H. Griffith drove
down to Kalispbll Friday returning on
Sunday afternoon. .
' Chariest McNab .ofthe Baker I.uml)'er
Co., and H. H, Ross of the Ross-Saskatoon Lumber Co.,.of Waldo^are attending the lumbermen's convention
this wook.
The extra gang of the G. N, are
building tho spur on the fill across tho
lake. It will be used to run cars on to
for unloading logs for the Adolph Lumbor company from their surnmor ramp
on Sheep Mountain,
Mr. and-Mrs. Wm, Moore* and thoir
son Edward left,. Baynes the first *of
the,wook lor Los, Angeles, Cal„ where
thoy oxpoct to make their future home,
Mr, and Mrs. Mooro have been'Visiting Mrs, Moore's parents,■ Mr. nnd
Mrs, K, Ii.- I-I. Stanloy for a week.
Thoy enjoyed driving about through
tlie woods nnd .visiting tho points of
Intorcst In our vicinity.
A good showing of residents waj
mado nt tho school mooting hold Tuesday. The mooting wns called for tho
purpose of arranging for a sultablo
building in which to hold school tho
coming term,
Tho young mon nre hoping for a
young and Intorostlng teachor; tho
parents want ono for Instruction.
Mr, John-ion visited In Coal Croel*:
and In Fornio on Tuesday and Wodnos*
. l'\ II, Adolph spent a fow dnyH tho
first of tho woolc In Montana on bus-
Tho rond mon nro Improving tho
king's highway (his wook "on* tho Kootonia tractH,1
Mrs, 8, J, Morrow Is enjoying a
visit from hor mother, Mrs. Simpson of
Mr. A, Vrost and his brldo woro
spending a fow days of thoir honeymoon In IlaynoH,
Mr. ArmHtrong of Cranbrook Iv In
IlaymiB this woolc making some nltorn-*
tlnns In lho hlowoi* system at tho Adolph mill..
Mm, 11,' Couzens loft llayncs iiftoi-
a month's visit with friends, Hho will
roturn to hor homo In Mo-inn Jaw 'ifter
a visit with Fernio frlonds nnd roln-
Many of,our people residing on the
Kootonia traots arc onjoyln*-** "giinlun
sass" from tliolr own ptncuH.
MIb** Meta Klein hns takon tho insl:
of teachliiK the little folks fur u
month, The yoiingstorii Hoom r\\\lte
taken with tho Idea and nre hnrd nt
0,| O, Johnson spout Haturdny     to
.IJv.'.'.^J     llilli    ><••*.    i'i.i.tily   vi,   tl.f   li-r.'-
tnnln tract.
Picnic in llnyhoH Labor day Hoptom-
ber 6. .Don't furgui Hint,
fefee th"Is*tlme.- ,,„ Barnes "had" certainly
a fine-pair of shooting .boots on,' and
.netted three goals; Percy Hesketh so-or-
ed~'from a free kick, Millet was good
for the,'Other three goals.
*■ .Tack.Morrls wasiherittfrom.Corbin tm1
Saturday .last and left/ on the evening
passenger^to tako up his old Jobutgaln
in Hlllcrestnow'that'thc mine has opened up again".-; . 7 :
' Mrs. Mason-and Mrs, Robinson left
on Monday night and will take a few
weeks holidays on their friend's ranch
-Mrs. Parkhurst left here on Wednesday to join her husband in Taber.
'Michel aro expected to play Coleman
a' benefit gamo on Saturday for ' W.
Frazor, who had his leg broken ln the
game between Michel and Colomnn a
few weeks back. It was a pure accident so we expect that ho will-get a
bumper gate,. ' -,..'>i
' Bert Davis has roturned from tho
coast whore ho has boen for a few
Wo. regret to announce that Mrs. J.
Crahan had to go'through* an operation
for appendicitis which was performed
In tho hospital by Dr. McSorloy. Sho
is progressing favorably.
Bob Spruston, brothor to T, Spruston
pit host.* at No, 5 mine is In tho hospital.
What Is the matter with Michel boor
—Yorky is drinking milk at prosont.
Wo wish to make a correction with
regard to giving Michel football team
all that Is coming to thom, .It Is registered In tho league table that Coal
Crook aro tindofoalcd, What about
tho gamo whon Mlchol beat them al tlu*
crook a fow months back, Thoy will
ropont tho,samo thing when they come
What Is wrong with Rllly since thy
school tottchor wont aw,ay He soomo
fiulto„lonosomo, Choar up Illlly for
she'll bo hack.
. Claronco Kaslarbiook wont to Crun*
brook for a visit this won It,
A big sensation Iiiin boon caui-od here
this wook slnco Hunday laiU owing to
somo of Lho prominent Italians receiving lottors from hoiiio Tllaok hands ro*
qucRtlng them to plnco sums of money
In different placos, Ono lottor bore
tho post mnrle of Pllthsurg, Tho thing
looks serious and Homuthlng ought tn
ho dono to rid tho country of thn gain*.
Tho sum cnllod for Is $200 from onch nf
flvo poisons or $1000 In all. Tho pooplo
thrnnli-nvd are currying revolvers In
•■.ihh or omorgoncy, Ono of them lint,
(llllt his Job nnd only Iouvoh IiIh shack
hy daylight. Tho polico nro busy trying tn Ir-vi-Hll-fiito the thing. Any Information will ho Kindly ron-lvi'd by
tho authorities lii-rc,
An ndtv-rtlKeineiit wns out horo with
regard (o tho brunklng In of wild lior*
hos, Any person owning a wild, vie*
Ionw nnimni or bronco npply tn tho
Ilnlcti hnrr* for furlhor Information.
There wn* onco n mnn nrrentcd on
suspicion of a nonornlly fraudulent lifo.
On lilm wna found n mnp of Rnglnnd,
nnd cortnln of tho towns wero inn rkod
with tho Initial! T. W. K. Tlio do*
toctlvo* who traced hli career of do-
ccptton frons, town to town took quite
a long* tlmo to discover that thoso let
turn wia-i'u a puruouul wiuuIuk uti-i mat
thejr, stood for "too well Known.'*•■•■-
laondon Answers.
Miners and mlno laborers of
tho U'M.W. of A. aro warned
to keep nwny from tho mines
of tho Nlcol/i V-illoy Coal and
Colo Co. nt Mlddlosboro- a
strike Is on for recognition,
iho management bolng unfair
to organized labor.
You will bo notified whon
this Company i-x attain placed
on the fair list of our organ!*
■It wasa pearl. handled whip about
three feet*long. Witn' this before
the.eyes of al lthe woman,related a
series of stories aboiit finding TJiaw;
on several.occasions lashing the bodies and bare;arms of girls. She said
that Thaw had posed as a theatrical
agent and had lured* the girls to his
rooms with promises of engagements
for thom.
She testified further that Thaw had
frequently behaved In'a violent manner ln her presence and that she considered his acts Irrational.   ,
Tho counsel for Thaw sailed into the
witnoss fiercely whon his turn "came,
lie quickly brought out the fact that
she had recently been arrested on a
charge of perjury alter an unsuccessful attempt to recover $100,000 dam
ngos from a man. Whon she'lofc the
stand sho was Instructed to reur.-n
again tomorrow.
Thaw on the 8tand
Harry K, Thnw took tho witness
stand today. Ho turned to kiss hin
aged mothor as ho strode mnnfu-ly fo
the stand to provo by his own words
that he Is anno and dosorvlng of re.
Ib'nso, Then ho settled bnck In tlio
witnoss chair and hi n low but st-cdy
volco bognii his duel with District At*
torney Jerome., His first stnteiront
mado a sensation ln tho breathless
court room:
"I bollovo," ho said "that, In acquitting, tho Jury was largely Influenced
by the bollof thnt Stanford White dp*
served his fate.
"Anothor reason I was acqulltod,
ho continued "was I bollovo bconuB**
tho ntttrnoys on both sides told th-i
jury thnt my net wns caused by cortnln delusions,':
"Did your wlfo ropronch you for
lnshlng thoso womon rognrdlng whom
Mrs. Morrill testified, and nay »!m
could got n divorce on that, ground,
and did you toll lior tlmt hIiu couH
not?" nsltod Joromo.
"Arc yon willing tlmt wo should
call hr.r hero ns n witru'Hi iiftiiliiht
Thaw hesitated and his nttorney Interposed nn objection, declaring thnt
ho Insliited upon thu privilege of domestic relations undor which he could
keep Kvolyn Nesbitt Thaw off the
stand. '
Thaw agreed with the viow of IiIh
, 'Accounts    handled    foi*    .    -
Churches*,  Lodges, Societies,
and. athletic and other   Organizations and every assist-
-+*       ——ahce-acc"brdedTthe—treasurers—■•■ ■ ' " ■*-—**
7 5c who   haye   such    funds   in .,
-'• ' .    y   Full   compound  iuterest i  ..
" paid on credit balances. ,
' ' ' lf     "*        i-    i**       ' " i
W. C. B. Manson Manager
Fernie Opera House
Ward-Farnum Co.
"Oh," said Mrs, Koppet, "It wns glvon to mo bv nn Impiilslvo Amorlran
lady. I wns dining at nu Anmrlrai.
houso and ono or the American guests
wns w'oarl'iig this. I told her how nlco
It* was and she forced mo to tnke It.
I suppose she had hoard stories of
Spanish hospitality, where the host Is
almost Kiin* to kU" you itnytjriitijc you
admire and though it was„noi .hor
house, but only the house of ohm of
her countrywomen she must have
thought that "Amerlcsnete obllgo."
In an evening of Solid
Miss War'de will also appear in
Betsy Baker
A one act Comedy
R«ierv«al Seat* st SmIJ»by'i
Prices 75c 50c 25c
Hu.sino.HH  Blocks,   Churches *
ScIiooIh, und heavy work a
AkdiiU for Kilnmntoii I'lcwieil Itrlck
nnd   Hini'l   Point   Cmmiinn   nnd
I'iusK,)(l   liiick.      I'JsUmnturi   fur-
nlxlicd froo
l.V llio mailer of tin application- for
the Ihhiio of n iliipllrnti* Ci»rtlfli-nt« of
Title (not tr» lllock 2* town of Knrnl«
(Mnp Tan.
Not Ira Ib hereby i*lv'*n Mint ll Is my
Intcnlloi) to im.ii'* at the cxiilriitlon
of ono mouth ufifi* the flint tmbll.nt-
Ion lioroof n duplicate of tin- eerilfli**
ate of title to tho above ini-ntloned
lot 111 the name of Michael J. Cnsny,
John Itobert Hohh nud William A Iton-i
which cortlflcate Is dated thc Mil day
of October 1D07 and numbered 7«4tiA.
11. ll, JOIUN'J)
nt-Jlrfcf llofflntrnr
Und Ilciilstry Office Nelson ». C.
July list, 11»M
Furnituro Moving a Spocialty
U'livn Oiili'iM with W. ICi'/iy
PHONt   78
Iii I'Vi'iy Imtiu* (In ri* mIuiiiM
1m'",i "Wti'i'l Itanu*1"
AVi'tifht  li*   lliw,,   no   iidIm'*,
i-Iilhl i'liit iiiiill, Try iitie iuul
lh'1'iiiivliiiM'il.      I'rff-c *jtlll,tl.)
f, (I, \l„ UilVIII'N   itllVt', ll. (!.
"Now children," said thn' teacher,
"suppoBln-Jf n iIroi- worn to solzo one
of you In Its liutiKi*,)* Jaws and enrry
yoii oil Into Uic 'uiij'lc, whut would
you do?"
No reply.
"You tell mi', Tommy." polutlm* ut
one nf the brightest younRtiters.
Tommy hesitated.
"•.'..mi- Tuiiiiio. v.mull >ou <ry for
"N» inn am." snid he; ' mother said
(hat little boy* should not speak at
ni.'-al tlra**-"*."
*^-1. PAGE SIX
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Sporting Items
Football, Lacrosse and Baseball. ^Racing
Tv-'o games* V'-'*e ■ played % *r- ths
, League last Saturday and both results
were in accordance with recent form
Michel accounted for Hosmer'by the
somewhat large score of 7^ goals to 1,
while Coleman beat Bellevue by 3 to.
0. Coleman turned out a great side
at Bellevue and were all over the
home team.
Hosmer's defeat by such a large
score is hard to explain as it will be
remembered that they ran ilichel very
close in their last game which was
played only three weeks ago',' the result on that occasion being one' goal
to nothing.
The standing of the clubs up to date
is: ■<
PI. Wn.   L'st. Dr.   Pts.
Michel     107    S       1       1     17
Coal Creek ..8       6       0       2     14
Fernie     10      3       2       5     11
Frank         7       3       2       2       S
Coleman        9   " 4 '     4       1       9
Bellevue   .:.., 0       1       7       1.3
Hosmer     ....   9       0      '9       0       0
Two points for a win ancl one for
a draw.
The games played by Michel    and
Bellevue against Cowley have beei de
ducted from this table'.
Michel 7,' Hosmer 1
,   This game was played at Michel on
Saturday last before a* good attendance of spectators.      Hosmer    were
without Hudson, their usual goal keeper, Balderstone playing in his stead.
Hosmer kicked off against strong wind
and immediately carried play to the
Michel end where Mason cleared.
" Murray got possession from the re
turn and let the right   wing ^"away.
Barnes took the ball right down   and
openod^the scoring for Michel.   From
the kick off Michel returned and penned Hosmer in on their own" goal, but
the strong defence of the backs kept
them from .scoring., Watson, the Hosmer left back was penalized for handling the ball inside the penality "area,
and,from the resulting penalty   kick,
Millet scored.  Another goal was added before the interval, the half time
result being Michel 3, Hosmer (7
-Michel opened the second half up
against the wind and right away took
the play into tlieir opponents territory, and from a mis-kick by   Watson
Gomme was^,enabled to score a fourth
goal for.Michel.     This reverse took
play degenerated.'   Michel from this
on had things all their own way and
Millet, Barnes and Ritchie each scored for Hosmer.   ' „_.
,-; Final result Michel 7; Hosmer 1. . ,
-Jack Caufield of Coal Creek acted
as referee.
The league games for today -are.
Hosmer vs Coal Creek at Hosmer.
Bellevue vs Fernie at Bellevue.
We have not yet received the dates
for the Coleman ancl Frank , games,
but we think it probable that a game
will be played today.
Professor F. White, who loudly
bawls in unison with Quinlan,' .that
there is nothing in town that ■ can
toneh them, had his pets on the diamond . at Baseball park on Thursday
evening to play a postponed game
with the Fat men. Horseshoes of
every description were hung around
the necks of the Coal Company boys,
and that, coupled with the .Bruce-like
play of some of the Fatmen proved the
downfall of the Fats ,to the tune of
17-9. • From a spectators point of
view it was a pretty good game, despite the score, and the largest crowd
of the season was on hand to witness
the game. Tom Whelan picked up
some new player a week ago by the
name of Dittmer,' and for the first
game on this diamond he played a
good game, ' Harvey Brown played
like a .case of election eggs and did
not even run nfter some easy ones.
Doc Wriglesworth on first made two
or three costly erors nnd should have
been switched to his old position.
Spilman pitched for three ,Innlng<j,
ancl received poor support. Then
Blackstone was brought into the box,
and luckily nothing was hit into Spil
man's, territory as he is sure there as
a fielder.      ' * '
For the winners all, played good
fast ball. Quinlan essayed to do the
twirling, but soon found- out what
the rest 'of the I players have known
for a long time, that he was no good
at pitching, so he resigned in favor of
White. If Quinlan would do less hot
air ■ shooting and blowing he would
play' better ball ancl get more, friends
among the fans. Umpire Kastner was
a little raw in spots. .The following
was the line up:
Coal Co. '' °     Fats
first base     , ■.
Brown .*•..  ....". Wriglesworth
. pitcher ■
Quinlan .'* Spilman
, J,   catcher
White  .*..   ... ' '. ' Dean
second base  -
Tutthill   .....   ...   .7. ...7... Lloyd
■> , .,   right field
Patterson  „....... Brown
left field -
Lepard .t .'..'.' Black
third base . "'
Kirkpatrick  ...    '. Dittmer
■ short  stop
Ellis ,...,.•   ...McMillan
—,_ • CR-ntrg_JjfJj_^_ .
Gibson ...'.,.. ..". ... '. .Blackstouo"
Score by innings:' *    .'*'
*/  ■        \. 12 3 4 5 6   ..
Coal Company  4'-'2 0 5 2.4—17
Fatmen ,230004-3
- Summary: Struck out by Spilman 8,
by Quinlan 3, Whitev3, Blackstone 2.
Three base hits, Black, first on balls
off Spilman' 3, off Quinlan 3, White
0. Errors Coal Co 2, Fats 7. Safe hits
Coal Co .10, Fats 10.
TAL. RESULTS     * •>.,
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 27— Six
are dead and more than fifty injured
as* a result of the wreck of a Wabash
passenger, train bound, for St. Louis,
near Orrick)' Mo., thirty miles east-of
Kansas City at 10 o'clock last night.
■A number of the injured are badly
hurt and the death list may be, increased; .while many of the injuries
are only of a minor nature.
The-dead are: "
W." H. Flovyers, engineer;
■ Fireman*'Lew Bond of Moberley.
.Donald King, two- year old son of
E. T*: King.
Harry Eckhart, St. Louis, "'express
Two negro laborers from Moberly,
Mo. j.^. „
The bodies of W. H. Flowers and
Lew Bond are burled with the wreckage in the river and have not been recovered.   ,,    \ ,
Train Slid into River
The wreck was the result of the
current of the Missouri river undermining the track and causing the train
to slide into the river. . The engine
first plunged into the stream followed
by the baggage and mail cars, a "dead"
Pullman car and a well filled chair
- Most of the injured passengers-were
riding in the chair car. -The car .was
only partially' submerged, but' was
stood on end throwing the people in
the car around and causing a number
of broken bones and other injuries to
occupants.     - .' '   ,
' The,Carpenters and Coal Company
waded through five Innings of a listless' variety of ball Wednesday nigh.
In a city league game. The.Coalers
had things all to themselves and called
quits nfter scoring 11 runs to the car
pentors zero, White was back ln
the gamo for tho Coal'Co. and \V. J.
Blundell mndo his debut as a professional ball player for Bruce's nailers.
Ho is a littlo better than tho rest of
tho bunch nnd did a hit. of nlco fielding, Tho teamH follow:
Coal Co,    , Carpenters
Quinlan ', Evans
Whito }.  Gutmnn
short stop
Ellis ; Ferguson
First liaso
Kirkpatrick McLeod
Second, base
Tuthill \. Clarlt
Third base
Drown Blundell
Itlght flold,,     '
Patterson ,   Bruce
Contro flold
Gil-Bon, Cunningham   Putlci'Bon
Left flold ',,
Lepard Slnclflplel
Utnpiro Kastnoi'.
Clear the deck for action,
Wipe tho fliaraond dry,
Give the rooters notico    ,    ,
That the' timo is nigh.
Dust the grand stand benches, "
Bleachers overhaul,'
For the-message strident,
"Play ball."
Every dingy offieo   •
Feels tho coming thrill
Men /who wield tho hammer
Mon who push tho quill.
Men who count their millions,
Mpn with incomes smilll,
Llston for tho signal
"Play bnll!"
Schoolboys In thoir jumpers
Youngsters scarce of ago
BusinoRS mon ,of forty <**
Grandslros gray and Bnge,
Stand around In buncho*.
Waiting for tho cull
From ihe'nmpiro haughty
Play hall!
So lot businoHH prosper
Or bo dull and slow,
Let tho politicians
llun thoir throo ring show,
Lot tho war clouds nvmblo
■ And lot umpires fnll;
Whilo wo watch tho players
Play hall,
' VICTORIA," July 28—Three miles of
sockeyes passed into the Straits this
morning and the island traps are being
well filled. The belatefl run; for which
fishermen hae'been anxiously waiting
for 16 days is on.in earnest. Half an
hour after one of the outer traps, the
Todd trap at Coal Creek was lifted in
the. morning the crew reported there
were 10,000 sockeyes in it and the run
tomorrow will' surely be away up in
the thousands. When the tugs ar
rived today the fishermen reported the
Straits as being,* thick with fish and
and the traps were' all- heavily loaded. /- * ,' ' 7' ' • -*■
* A" shark'44-feet, long'was killed in
the Muir creek trap today being caught
by-the fishermen,.   " »-.
= OTTAWA, July 27—Earl Grey and
Lady Sybil Grey, accompanied by Lord
Lascelles, A. B.C., will,leave Ottawa
on Thursday night for Vancouver, en-
route to the Yukon. They will return
to British Columbia about the end of
the month of August wheor they will
be joined by her excellency Lady
Grey and Lady Evelyn Grey and go
into camp near Windmere in the valley of Columbia south of Golden, for
a fortnight's fishing and  hunting.
By George..Wiltse, Pitcher of .New
York Nationals:"7 - *,•'-.'
.Pitchers are in a. class by themselves. They are.no?ball players in the
ordinary'sense, of the world. .To,.be
sure this radical assertion created a
lot bfhubub.. *:But when ,you get to
■points there's'_a lot of truth'""in ity
Just take a'look at the different pitchers in the leagues and watch- them;
and yem will be surprised to find that
this - epigram,'. so-. startling . at, first'
sight, has more.than a little truth in
it.;-A-ball,player,'in the best, meaning
of the world, is a man endowed wi,th
wonderful physical and mental faciil,
ties,, one who, can figure • what will
happen when there are a thousand and
one things, that are likely'to occur:
He must have great physical strength
and yet be quick and graceful, in his
movements*. He must ,be able to
figure in the, flash'of a second, while
perhaps he is running at full speed
after the ball, to which one of a pos-
sible'nine or ten points 'he will throw
it when he gets'it. He must'subserve
his individual hopes and aspirations to
the good of his team, and he must be
ready to obey orders'" thouglThe knows
by disobeying*'thom he could, bring u
great deal of glory to himself-.and do
his team no harm. He must be able
to get, up at the bat and hit the ball
though' there are nine sets' of, brains
working against his one.
Yet how many pitchers can fill even
a small number "of the ciualifications
sperified above?'. In the matter of
batting ■ alone,"ninety out of-a hundred
of them drop but "of a class who, liave
the right to be called real ball players
and it is in- exceptional _ cases only
that we find, a .pitcher who is at all
able to hit,the ball., This chap is able
to "sting it" with the best of- them,
and because he' is a hitter he is held
up as a marvel by all the critics "of
the country. Take the list of aver,
age of .any big team, and you will always find that'the last half dozen or
so in' the, batting column are twirl
ers.*     ' ■(,'       , ' ' *     4 ,,.-', '
,„ Then consider base ruiih'ng. Where
is-the-pitcher, who is a good-base
runner? .- -Some of tliem may be fast
on their feet,, but, once .-they get on
the bases. they never know*'what-to
do with themselves.*''',    *   >.,    '; ■
They never take the chance to pull
off the startling steals that „are tho
usual performances , of a good,,ball
player. And'in the fielding line the
twirlers are- once more of the negligible quantity., . Remember I always
make-allowances, for the few.-who are
;-;"• , ,■;  v -."■-.; ,
Two Young* Men on Way
. to Church"-"Caught  '.
Between Cars
' WINNIPEG, July-26^E.-G.. Ollett,
aged 24, an employee of the 'Empress
Laundry Company, and Enoch Rees,
aged 29, city, agent, of "the Prudential
Life Insurance Company,.were* killed
by being crushed between'two, belt-
line cars, at the corner of Logan'Avenue and Main St.* last evening. Ollett
was instantly killed and Rees died" of
his injuries at tho hospital some few
hours after, ■ ,
-, The .motormen of the cars concerned
were arrested.
The victims of last e'venin's' fatal
mishap were oh their way to church,
and were crossing Logan, avenue on
Main street when the accident occurred. A street car was swinging onto
Logan avenue from Main street south
and another was'turning into Main
street from Logan avenue';* the rear end
of "one almost 'grazlng^the front of the
other as they,!took the curve. Rees
and Ollett were immediately between
the two tracks and .were unable to return or go forward, the cars grinding
both- of the men between, them as
they turned'.       ■    „'  *
.Ollett was' a, prominent member of
the 90th battalion and''was one of the
crack shots of the regiment.
■ The motormen .were released with
out bail. An investigation is'being
held.'   .     ■"■   ■ ",-     ■'
In the,Inst two games between Vancouver and . Westminster, Vancouver
have won out 10-4 and C-l, Last Saturday's gamo in Westminster was the
roughest ever- witnessed, several players being put completely out of business. ' That tho Minto cup will have
a change of residence before long Ib
no fairy tale.
The race in the Eastern laerosso'
league, is a merry one, the Shamrocks
having a hair breadth' lead ovor the
Tccumsohs, Tho wind-up will bo Interesting, '
BISLI3Y, July 27—In Martin's challenge cup, a rapid firing competition,
Llout. Morris in 30th placo won flvo
pounds', Sorgt. Mitchell In 23rd place
won throe pounds; Sorgt. Slack, Sorgt
Richardson, Lieut. Mortimer, Sorgt.
Huglns, Major .Tonos and Sgt, Smith
all won two pounds each.
In Scrlco Kltlo. championship Competition.), Sergt, ninckhurn In socond
placo, won tho silver Jowol whilo tho
bronzo medals woro won by Sorgt. Mlt*
choll, Sorgt, Richardson, Llout, Morris
Sorgt. Smith, Sorgt, Hoggins, Bor
gcant, Smith nnd Krooborn,
Official City League Baseball Schedule
,. CO Ah CO.
AUGUST 0    jj
t vrivirtrri    e ti
*\**,\-  IVW    *          -   -A
A-a.UU&V   »
! r*-" w + (*—*    $
.sen (its
inn   *.i
" !*io >i
1 j 'iliul
'     „
IO   .0   '
WlttlO 'li'lttk
players, a, . "* ■ 7. ' - '_ '
.. And if 1" wished I could go down the
whole list" of'the necessary qualifications for a ball player and in every one
of tlie'cases show; that the pitcher..is
the only one of the good ball team who
cannot answer all of the requirements
mentioned. •
To be sure I do not say' that the
pitchers have no brains, for even the
kid who is* just beginning to tell you
what baseball is will tell, you that 'it'r,
the pitcher's nut that gets him by."
But the pitcher's brains must be different from those of the other players.
Tho*headworks of'the pitcher are,'I
think, . constructed along* the same
lines as-those of the stage magician.
The latter is beforo tho public to fool
them.. They know ho Is th6re to bluff
them and they are on tho alert but
ho always gets by.'1 ■ So'it is with
the pitcher. Every batter ho faces
knows ho is trying to got him to bite,
to quote the popular oxprossion, ho ia
roady for him and trying to outguess
him, Yot tho good pitcher keeps right
on, and yoar aftor year shows' the
samo lino of goods, yet continues to
bo successful.
To my mind pitching Is a flno art.
It differs'from tho othor flno arts in
that tho artist has to bo endowed with
a good physlquo and plenty of strength
nnd vim. Then too, tho artist In this
caso hns to ho born with an ovorlnsl-
Ing capacity for hard work. Thoro Is
no lot, up,to him onco thc season is
undor way, until tho curtain Is pulled
on tho final gnmo. It's a case ot work,
work all tho time, day In and day out,
Many and many nttomptB havo beon
made to develop Into u good twlrlor,
and unless thc gift Is thc-ro failure hah
boon tho result,
A pitcher'must he wary of any food
or drink that Is at all stimuliitlvo, his
ncrvos again, to bo considered. Tho
man who can lot intoxicating liquors
nnd ovon ton and coffco nbnolutoly
nlono Ib ho much tho bettor off, It is
tho llltlo things that aro llnblo to
worry tho pitcher, and any norvo
Humiliation no matter how slight, Is
moro thnn likely to got him going.
For tho fact that ho Ib not ob ho ought
to ho will wear on him ond ho will
find his work falling off, and soon
ho will bo handed his release,
Howovor, I nm not n pessimist.   I
{!'.!v.k itiM MnnhnH l« n Front fl-flmfl,
nnd ii Hplnrultd profession, and tho
young man who has the ability will
farther and faro less well in tho search
of a lifo work.
," "        LOOT    .  *  . .
-OTTAWA/ July ',26—Hidden in "the
bath-room of the Ottawa House, Dei-
ecties Ciilver and O'Mara.of the'local
police department Saturday afternoon
discovered the missing McMillan diamonds,, just three dnys after '-/the
stones - were /stolen f ro.-i the,, Spai ks
street store."  , *     ;'  ■
-The rings, ninety-,four-,in- number
were concealifd^F6ulfdT:ri~old"b"oked-~
in bath.' , The thieves had "strung the
rings on a length* of tape, had removed one of the panels of^ the bath tub
and pinned the tape' on the under sldo
of the wooden strip,running around
the edge of the bath.,. * ..
"On Friday afternoon Woods and
Conrad after spending a couple 6f
hours discussing the matter with Detective Culver, asked for Chief DeLa-
rohde. ■ To.the chief and the detective the men voluntarily confessed
that they were the guilty parties and
that on ' Saturday they would reveai
the whereabouts of the .missing diamonds, \ True to their promise the men
disclosed the hiding'place of the jewelry and answered their willingness to
accompany the police to Renfrew.
Only one ring was missing and nel
ther of the men was able to account,
for the loss.
Tho value of the recoored property
according to the ■ prices on the tags,
was $3874.
yy- 7 \.,,    VOENTIST,^ ' ■]'.
Now   doing .business "at Jthe' Johnson-
Faulkner Block," -Office-hours 9-12.30
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Real Estate'& Insurance
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"An honored cltlieu of this town wai
suffering from a sovoro attack of dys*
entry. Ho told ft friend If he could
obtain a bottle of Choraborlolns Colic,
Cholorit and Diarrhoea Remedy he
felt confident of being cured, he having used this remedy In tho wesL Ho
was told tbat 1 kept It lu atock ami
lost no time In obtaining It, and was
promptly fared,'* says II. 3. teach,
druggist of Wolcott, TU For sale by
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WINNIPEG, July 28—Tho feature
of the wooks nows relating to Canada'a
International Exposition, was the trip
to Brandon, in which nbout throo hundred Winnipeg pooplo took part. This
lni'go party Included most of tho loading businoss mon of Winnipeg, Tho
trip .was made on Thursday by special
train and thc big Brandon oxposttlon
was the objective point, Arriving at
Brandon tho party was grootod by a
largo delegation,from tho Brandon Bd.
of Trado and takon to tho exhibition
whoro tlmy mado closo inspection of
tho several departments of tho fair,
Thoro woro no formal exorcises or
spoochos connected with tho trip, lt
bolng made for tho purposo of observing tho Brandon exhibition, and to
further promoto tho plan of becoming
bottor neighbors, n plan ndoptod by
the oxponltlon commlttoo nt tho stnrt
of Its work, nnd ono which will, Indeod
fairly underlie the wholo projoct of tho
All-Canadian Exposition ns bloclcod out
by tho commltteo.
Following out this plan It Is proposed to (sit tho Regina exhibition noxt
wook, and arrnngomonts are bolng al
roady made for a vIbII to tbo .Saskatchewan cnpltnl on Thursday July 20.
Tho ovont ot this trip will dopend on
i.iC r.v.T**'.'-"*'**' nf netenne nor-iirod fnr It
Thoro Is -no fund for tho promotion of
Biich excursions and oach ono who participates pays his own way, so that
.tho matter resolves Usolf into ono of
sharp Interest.
p**^i»rr*nt*i In the mutter of a provincial grant from Manitoba to tho exposition has been delayed by tbo serious
and continued Illness of Mr, Coldwell,
of tho Manitoba government, As ooon
as thla member of tho provincial cab
(not la recovered from his lllnoii to
tako nn active part in a cabinet mnet*
Ing, the Manitoba government -will
take up tbe matter of an Kxpoultlo..
grant officially, and will, beyi*-**". any
doubt, bo exceedingly geaeros* and
Just In tbo caae.
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William It, rtosB and J. S. T, Alexander, under tlio name of noso & Alexander hat, boon dissolved as at Juno list,
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Hated thi* 8th day ot July, A. D.
1000. ,
Tho partnership hitherto t existing
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Hurricane  In  the  South
Causes   Terrible
NEW ORIGANS, La., July 35—With
definite reports today of thirteen add!
•tlonal deaths as the result ol the hur
ricane in Texas and Louisiana on
Wednesday the death list tonight to-
talB 41 Also sii previously reported
missing are still unaccounted tor in
any way
Despatches today from Angleton, in
Texas confirm the report that Mau-
Mce P. Wolfe, hie wife, sii children
and colored servant had been drown
ed at Christmas Bayou
While the various towns and cities
which suffered damage in the hurricane have reported property losses aggregating in the latest reports over-
two million dollara, tha absence of ea
tlnsatas of crop damage wakes impos
sible anything like a correct measure
of the total damage
Many rural sections lost barns and
residences not included  in the
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A complete line of samples of
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Author of "The Prisoner of Zenda
'Natcheff!" exclaimed the king.
'Certflinly not; sir Another. Ihis
man, of whom I bad suspicions * and
whom I caused to be watered, went: by
night to the house of M. Zerkovitch,
•chu is, as yoa are aware, a Close friend
and. If 1 ma; use the word, an adherent
jf tPe prince of Slavna, Their inter
view toolr place between 9 and 10 last
night- At II Zerkovitch, hating bor
rowed a horse Worn the prince's Btn
blea, set out Xor Praslok. He rode hard
through the night and reached the castle. OS Captain arartart bas told as. In
the umall bonis of the morning There
he bad an intervleiv with the pripee.
He left Praslok between 6 and 7 in the
morning and arrived at his bouse on.
tbe south boulevard hy 11. At half
post il he walked up the Street of the
Fountain, crossed St. mci-sel's square
nnd entered a small Inn in a little alley
behind the cathedral Here the man I
speuK of was waiting for hhn They
were together half an honr Zerkovitch then left The man remained till
1, then came out and returned to the
palace by a circuitous rente, arriving
here about 2 o'clock. I venture to say
that the meaning of all this is quite
cleat. This man Is in eomninmcntlon
with Praslok. using Zerkovitch as his
Intermediary. Ifa for your majesty to
say bow far bis disobedience in regard
to acquainting the prince with yonr
condition is a serious offense. As to
that I say nothing, but It will be obvious that this man should know noth
log of any.prlvate measures undertaken
or contemplated."
The king had listened carefully "The
case seems clear," be said. "This fellow's a traitor. He's done harm already and may do more. What do you
ask. general?"
"We might be content to let blm
know nothing, but who can be quite
certain of insuring that? Sir, yon have
just arrived at a very Important decision—to take certain action. Absolute
secrecy is essential to its success I've
no wish to press hardly on this man,
but I feel bound to urge tbat he should
be pot under arrest and kept in the
charge of a person Who is beyond suspicion until the action to whleh I refer
has been successfully carried out"
"Tbe precaution is an obvious one snd
the punishment hardly snfHcIent" The
king rose. "Do as yon soy, general. I
leave you full discretion Aud now Pll
go to toy room and rest. I'm very
tired. Oive me yourann, Lepage, snd
come and make me comfortable."
Lepage clid not offer his arm He
not looking nt the king nor listening to
him His eyes aud his ears -were for
General Stenovics Stenovics rose now
and pointed hia Singer at I*pa.ge.
•■That, sir, is the man," said he.
"Lepage*" cried the .king and sank
heavily into his seat, with a bewildered
face. Lepage—his familiar-^the man
be trusted'
tbe stream of his words flow even more
freely. While he paused nobody spoke.
Stenovics' heavy gaze was on tbe king,
Stafnltz's eyes discreetly on tbe celling. The coantess looted scared. Had
they made a mistake? Would it have
been better to run the risk of what Le-
t>age could do? The king's hands were
on the table In front of him They
trembled where they Uy.
"Why wasn't the prince to know?
Because then he wouldn't go on Ms
Journey! His journey after the Ger-
princess'" He faced Stenovics
now. boldly and defiantly pointing a
forefinger at him -Yes they wanted
him to go Yes, they did! Why, sir?
To marry a princess—a grent princess?
Was that wbat they wanted? Eb, but
It would have been little use for Count
Alexis to ask me to cull him a prince
then! And Mme In Comtease—with the
utmost respect to Mme la Comtesse—
she wanted a great princess here? Oh,
she wanted that mightily, to be sure!"
The king stirred uneasily in his chair
"Sir,   will  yoo   listen  to  him?" the
countess broke jn
His answer was cold.
every man before I order hhn to be
"Yes   they wanted him to g
certainly!    For he twins bis
THE king's ambition and priUe
had quivered under the threat
of a crnel blow The charge
against Lepage wounded him
hardly less deeply He regarded Ms
J»dy servant with the trustful affec
tioa V, hich grows on an indolent man
in course of years—of countless days of
consulting, trusting, relying on one
ever present, ever ready, always trust
worthy Lepage had been with hhn
nearly thirty years. There was hardly
a secret of the king's manhood which
he had nor known and kept At last
had he turned traitor!
Stenovics had failed to allow for this
human side of the matter—how much
more alone thc revelation would make
the king feel, how much more exposed
and helpless, just moreover, when
sickness made his invaluable servant
more indispensable still, A forlorn dignity filled tha king's simple question,
"Ta it true, Lepage?"
Lepage's itapiiS'slTity va-ah-twa. He.
too, -wna ficoply moved. The sense oit
guilt was on blm—af guilt ngainat his
master. It drove him on beyond Itself
to a fierce rage ngnlnit those who had
goaded him .into hit dUobedlence,
whoso action and plans bad mndo hli
disobedience right, foi* r'B"t now he
ballovotl and felt It His talks with
ZerkoTltah uafl ci-yitalllM-J his sns*
plclons Inlo confldent eertaluty. Be
wo* carried beyond thinking or -wbat
effect- lit" outburst might have on bis
own fortunei or how It might diatresa
the nlrandy harassed king. He struck
hack fiercely at bis accuser, all his national quickness of passion Hading vent
In the torrent of words be poured forth
ln excuse or justification. He spoke
his nntive French very quickly, one
word jostling over another, his arms
Hying like windmills and hie hrMr
bristllng, as It seemed, with defiance.
-Yea, itfs true, sir. I disobeyed yonr
majesty-for the first time In thirty
years I For the first tun(' ln "W u*e'
ste, T flW 1« And -why? Beeanse it
was right Because it was for honor,
r was angry, yes[ I had been scolded
because Count Alexis bade me coll him
THflnce* and yoq heard ma do it Yes,
f was angry- Was it my fault? Had
-Itoiahimr.ewaBaprtace? Nol-Who
hud told him he was a prince? Dont
n'sk me, sir. Ask somebody else. For
..my part, 3 know we.l the dllterence be-
tween one who I*i a prince and one who
[S*-QQt Oh. I'm not Ignorant of tbatl I
rlnftw, too. the difference between one
•JShojto a,j]n3enjiua one wboJa not—oh,
'WtlCtW ntaost respect to Mme. Is
' Caress-***!   Bnt I know it and I «-
wnlom it   Does everybody else •*"*-
-sS-j^yfn^d (or a moweut and clutcb-
«£■*■* fc*-a»Sl«.*Mt^     — —,—-   -
fra^a-twar fi^tn bis neck and Jet | up. Wbo coold doubt wh«t tta
He faced Stenotics now, b°l3lv and defiantly, pointing a 1orifi.Wier at him.
Volseni, trains them for his big guns.
When the men are trained and the
gnns have come—well, who'll call
Count Alexis a prince then? WilLeven
they wbo taught him to think himself
a prince? Oh, yes; they wanted him
to go! And be wouldn't go if he knew
your majesty was 11L He loves yonr
majesty. Yes' Bnt if he hated you,
still would he go?" With a sudden
turn he was ronnd on Stenovics again
and threw ont his arms as thongh to
embrace a picture. "Look! The prince
is away, tne guns are come, the king
dies! Who commands in the palace?
Wbo governs Slavna?" He was back
to the king with another swift turn.
"May I answer, sir? May I tell you?
The mother of Prince Alexis commands
In the palace- Slavna Is ruled by the
friends of Captain MistHchl" His
voice fell to an ironical murmur. "And
the prince Is far off—seajJJng a great
princess! Sir, do you see the picture?"
Statute suddenly lowered his eyes
from the ceiling aud looked at the gesticulating little man, with a smile
"Such imagination in the servants'
hall!" he murmured half nnder his
The king neither rebuked his levity
nor indorsed the insinuated satire. He
took no notice at all His eyes were
fixed on his still trembling hands
Stenovics spoke in a calm, smooth
voice "Absolutely, sir, I believe the
-nan's honest!" be said, with an inflection of good humored surprise "One
sees how he got the Idea' I'm sure
he's genuinely deioted to your majesty
and to the prince, as we all are He
sees something going on which he
doesn't understand. He knows some-
thing is going on that he's ignorant of
He knows the unfortunate condition
of your majesty's health. He's like a
nurse—forgive me—ln charge of a sick
child He thinks everybody bnt blm
self has designs on his charge It's
really natural, however absurd, bnt It
barely makes the precaution I suggest
cd even more necessary! If he went
about spreading a tale like this!"
The line was clever—cleverer far
than the countess' rage, cleverer than
StafWU'a airily bitter sneer. But of It
too, tbe king took no notice. Lepage
took no more than taj In ft wry i
ful smile. He leaned down toward the
motionless, dull faced king and said in
bis ear*
"They wanted him to go, yes! Did
they want blm to come back again,
slrl" He bent o little lower nnd ol*
moat whispered: "now long would hia
Journoy hove taken, lit*1 How long
would It have token blm to net bock If
—In caae of need?" One more question
he did not aak lu words, but it was
plain enough without them. "How Ions
can yonr majesty count on living?"
At last the king raised ble head and
looked round on them. His eyea were
heavy nnd glassy.
"Thla man boa been ray trusted servant for many, many yearn. You. General Stenovics,'have been my right
band, my other Beir, Colonel Stnfnlti
Is high In my confidence, and Lepage Is
only my servant"
"I seek to stand no higher than any
other of your majesty's servants except
In so far as the natur* of my services
Btves me a claim," said stenotics.
"But there's one hero who stands far
nearer to me than any one, wbo stands
nearer to me_than any living being.
Sbe~must know or this thing if ifs
true. M ifs being done her hand must
be foremost among the bands tbat are
doing if His eyes fixed themselves
on the countess' face, "is it truer* he
"Sir. how can you ask*. How can
jou listen! True! it's a malignant Invention! He's angry because I reproved him,"
"Yes, I'm angry I said so, Bnt Its
true for all that,"
"SUence, Lepage!  Aro I to take your
wort against the wuntew'T"
I    Uarkortt n silent listener to (Ml tbis
scene, thought, that feptgo's EMnf. wm
ess* word wonld be? Frobafily Lepage,
too, thought that he was beaten, that
be was a ruined, man. for he played a
desperate cardr^he last card of a bankrupt player. Set it was guided dj
shrewdnessiand by the Intimate knowledge which, his, years of residence in
the palace had given him. He knew
the king welt and he knew the Count*
ess Ellenburg hardly less thoroughly.
"I speak tratb, sir, as I believe it but
I cant expect yon to take my word
against ihe countess*, I have too much
respect for Mme. la Comtesse to ask
Again he bent down toward the king.
The king *ooke&,up st blm. Stenovics'
sfmile cams back into the mind- In a
low, soothing tone Lepage mode his
throw—fiis last suggestion. "Mme. la
Comtesse Is of great piety If Mme. la
Comtesse will take a solemn oath-
well, then, I'm content' 1*11 say
mistaken—honest I declare, sir, but
Stenovics raised bis bead, with a
Jerk. Stafnltz smiled scornfully —
waa thinking that Lepage was not
after all, a very resourceful fellow
oath! Great heavens! Oaths were In
the day's work when yon pnt yonr
hand to affairs like tills Bnt here Sto*
novlcs was wiser, and Lepage waa
shrewder. Stafnltz generalized from
an experience rather oue sided. The
other two knew tbe special case Wben
oaths were mentioned—solemn oaths—
Stenovics scented danger.
The king knew his Wife, too, and he
was profoundly affected—convulsed to
tbe depths of bis mind. The thing
sounded true. It bad a horrible sound
of troth He craved tbe countess' denial, solemn as it conld be framed.
That would restore tbe confidence
which was crumbling from beneath bis
tormented, bewildered mind.
"Can  anybody   object  to   that'
asked slowly, "if I say it will relieve
my mind?*   He smiled apologetically.
"I'm a^siefc man, you know    If It wT'
relieveia sick  man's mind, banish
sick man's fancies?   If I shall sleep
little better end old Lepage here be
ashamed of himself?"
Stone of them dared to object. None
could plausibly unless the countess her-
seif, and sne (ia>ed jiot In his present
mood tbe king would not accept the
plea of her dignity Against it he would
set the indulgence doe to a sick man's
rebellious fancies Could sbe for her
dignity's sake deny him wbat would
make hi"i sleep'
He looked at ber Something In her
face appeared to strike blm as strange.
A sort of qmver ran through bis body.
He seemed to poll himself together
with an effort As be spoke to her bts
voice sounded faint and ever so slightly blurred.
"You've heard Lepage, and I know
tbat yon'll speak the truth to me on
your oath—the truth about the thing
nearest to the heart of a dying mai^-
nearest to the heart of your dvlng husband. Son wouldn't He ou oath
dying man, yonr husband and
kintt, for I am dving You hnve years
still, bnt they'll end You believe that
some day yon and I will stand together
before the throne. As yon sbalT
swer to heaven in that day Is tbis
true? Was it In your heart aud lu
heart of these n-en to keep my son.
heir of my house, from hl*> throne? Ia
it trne? As you shall answer to God
for your soul. Is there auv truth in It?"
The woman went gray in the face—
a aheetNif gray paper seemed drawn
over her cheeks. Her na
showed a pale red Streak across it
Her prayers—those laborious, ingenious, plausible prayers—helped her
nothing here.
1 protest!    At this time, sir!
countess will he up=et!"
Stenovics  had  been  driven to this.
He feared greatly    Not a soul heeded
Wm.   Every eye now was c
man.    She struggled—she struggled io
lie.   Sbe straggled to do wbat sbe be-
Ueved   would  bring  perdition to  het
soul    Her voice was forced and harsh
wben ot last sbe broke silence
"As I shall answer in that day"—
"As you shall answer to God for your
soul in that day"— tbe king rejwated.
She gave a wild glance at Stenovics,
seeking succor; finding no lefuge.   Her
eyes came back to the king'*'
I shall answer*'—   Every word came
forth by Its own self, with its separate
birth pang—"As I shall answer to God
for my. soul"—
She stopped    There was silence while
might count ten.    She threw
ber   hands   above   her
head and broke into a
violent torrent of bods.
"I eaot:   1 ci
heard her say through
her tumultuous weeping.
The   king  suddenly
enn'tf"       ata«cd back hi his chsic
as though somebody bad
offered to strike hlra    "Tou—you—yon,
my wife!   Sou, Stenovics!   too, whom
I trusted-trasted-trnsted Ilka-   Ah,
Is thnt yon, Lepage?  PId I hear right*
Iy—wouldn't she awearr"
"With the utmost respect to Mme. Is
Comta-sse, she could not swear, ■Ir."
The king sprang to his feet "Qor
be cried.
They all roie-tbo countess shaken
with unconquerable aobs But tbe
moment the king made a quick ludraw-
lug ot the breath, like a man suddenly
pricked by aonie sharp thing. He dropped back In hia chair. His besd fell to
meet his hands on tbe table in front
The hands were pntma downward, nnd
bis forehead rested an bis knuckle*.
There was a tnonjont'** pause. Then
Lepage darted from the room, crying:
"Dr. Natebcffl Dr Natoheff." Stenovics wiped his brow. Stafnlte raised
bin bead, with a queer look at tbe
and bis mouth shaped for a whistle.
The countess' sobs seemed oa though
frozen; her whole frame was rigid.
Tbe king did not move,
Natcheff came rushing In,   Lapage,
•Abo follavwed closely, ahnt the doc*
after him   *yjhey both went to the kinc-
Thert-tma alienee while Ntitcheff nudt
(To be continued.)
Canadian Securities Sell
Well  in  England-In
Good  Standing
MONTREAL, July 37—Very optimis
tic as to the outlook and enthusiastic
the successor recent bond issues
of tbe G T P was C M Hjys, gen
era! manager of the Grand Trunk on
his return to headijuArters this mom
Ing after a tlslt to England
"Oi course," he remarked ia course
of an interview, "yotf have of course
beard our hond issue of 559,(10(1,(100 Uas
been taken up Bonds issued at 8211
at 3 per cent and they proi ed such
atractlou that we had to cut down tbe
underwriters fiftj per cent. That
to say we v. ere practically subscribed
for twice over That gi.es you an
Idea of the standing of good Canadian
securities in the 'English, market at
the present time "
As to the article in a financial papei
that the G. T p had to pay .ery dear
for its money, Mr Hales said, "It anj
money can be bought for a trauscon
tinental line for a less figure I should
like to hear it. Compare our issue for
instance with that Of the Dominion go
eminent, and I think you will see thdt
ft speaks well for us that we were able
to get money at about the same figure
Here are nearly % 35,000,000 eommg to
Canada and that will mean a grea"
deal for the prospmtv of the coming
years Incidentally the taking u|J
these loans remind* us that London
still tbe great financial centre of thc
world, where money can be obtained
quicker and in greater quantities than
anywhere else."
The market, Sir Hays said,
tremely  favorable  just  now   for  the
Canadian securities and will continue
thought, if it is not spoiled bj
Silence I
Tbe instinct of modesty natural (o every woman is often *
great hindrance to the cure of womanly diseases     Women
shrink Irom the personal questions oi  the local   phyiician
which seen*, indelicate     The thought of examination is abhorrent to them, and so they endure in silence a condition
of disease which inrel} progresses from bad to worse
It has beta Dr. Pierce's privilege to can a
ereat many wpmen who have toantf a refuse
tor modesty in his -Of/el* ot FREE consultation by letter.    311   correspondence. Is held
aa sacredly confidential,  address Tir. K. tl.
Pierce, Boffa/o, iV. Y.
Dr. Pierce'i Favorite Prescription restores   and   regulates
the womanly functions, abolishes  pain   and   builds up end
puts the fin-ahing touch of  health  on   every weak woman
who gives it a fair trial
It Makes Weak Women Strong,
Sick Women Well.
You can t afford to accept a sore! nostrum as a substitute
LONDON, July 36—Louis    Blerl
the Frenchman who made blstori ji
terday by Dying across the    English
channel from Lea Barbues to Dos
distance of 21 miles in the remarkable
time of a little less than half an hour
and his famous little monoplane both
reached London this morning, the for
mer to receive the monetary fruits
his   achievement   In the nay of
cheque for one thousand pounds, and
the latter to be placed on exbAWiis-t
io the financial advantage of both a
London hospital and the enterprising
proprietor of the only American    de
partment store here
it-ro rtnuW to the public can L-ti„t
.t» Cap- and LmJerw-par W- Fr
Tim aery bc*t and up to doll -,n
oHy soiiine for-tiaoo. -I.1S.00
dw Selllufe far as.00, ST SO anc
-. tlm Fimous Hmnfl mul I he Intent >
■nt Ovorolln nml H urklnipiii'ii - (tlii
■It a u» a (rlnlnnd j-ou «il! nlvmy^ lie
Ltofl mis 14th aay of lulj.   .
/OET SORKIJE   Locator
NOTICE is liei-eUr siaen  that tl
10)  days after date I intend to apyi-
. the    Han    Chief    Commlsatonei-    o«
set for coal and petroleum on the foi
Cast Kootenay British Columbia   mack
t SQ chains
Located this 12th day of July   1903
is hereby giat
>> dajs after date ] in
the Hon Chief Com
Lands and Works for s If
l>ect for coal and potrolei
.on-Ine descilbed lands alt
;:.st Kootenity British Cc
4533 c
I ti.reby given tl
ter date 1 Intend
Chief    Commlsi
Bast Kootenai
.iroleum on the fol-
ids "situate in ■"-•ut'i
liti Columbia   Block
mile e
a mile
line an*J
beini? the north-west corner of A
Farquharson claim,
thence running south SO Chains
thence running nest SO chains
thence running north UO chains ti
ted this 3th. cUs of July  1S0B
".-VT BABCOCK    -agent.
P  A, KAHQtHARSO*-!  Lce
ee ruonins west SO chains to the
of commencement malting 64"
i.ed this l-Uh dar or J**ly 190 3
:**. VT BABCOCK, Agent.
,\AT BIBCOCK. Locator
iaOTICE it b
Hon    Chier*    Con
r E VKt-OOK    \eeo
"a February onr daoetiter had the
•tftuMntas cough. Mr laHa of HUtluA
recommended Chamberlain's Cough
Bemedy end sai<J It save hia caitom-
ere the beat ol saUatacUon. We
found it as he Mid, aad cut recommend it to anyone havlmy chlldr-«i tron-
bled with whooping cough,*1 saya Mra.
A..OawotIittrMi-i.«l-*a IWealehy
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.**,>.it*   ,a< . .-,-?.:'.",L
One mile west of
in the warm
That famous "Big Red Apple"
soil. Irrigated tracts with the,
finest spring water you ever tasted
Get an apple orchard started ,
with such markets as we have here
Sales Agent
at Fred Roo's Store or a card to
until July 2nd and he will call
on you a
213 -West	
214. East ......
236 Local East
235 Local West
No. 7 West Flyer ..
No.' 8 East Flyer ..
Arrive Fernie
 ' 17.o5
 :   .8.48
;. 10.40
.7 20.08
Change takes effect Sunday June 6.
NO. 252
10.55 ' ■
' ' . HOSMER
-    OLSON
MICHEL     ~
Clean rags wanted. Apply Ledger.
Wanted: Small, cheap gasoline engine. Apply Ledger Office.
For sale—Two well situated lots in
theAnnex. Apply L. P. Eckstein.
Lost—On July 1st, a square1 gold
watch key, Initials K. A. on face.
Return to Dr.* Anderson and receive
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. "'.
Wanted—Girl to help around' the
house. Apply to Mrs. A. A. Gillespie.
For adoption: "A fine healthy baby
boy, three months old'. Apply to Led-
' ge'r office.
One.hundred per cent profit on quarter .section of land close to Creston.
Go to Rochon's for ice cream.
The C. P. R. Commercial telegraph
offices on Baker avenue has been moved to the How Foon block. ; *
1   a,l '
E. Y. Brake and wife of Maeleod
are the guests of R. Dudley this week.
Mr. Brake formerly lived in Fernio.
A. A. Shanley went to Kalispel on
Saturday and after registering there
went to SpQ,kane and Coeur d'Alene.
Rev. Ii' W. Williamson has been appointed as general secretary for the
British Columbia Sunday School Association.   •
R. II. McEwing left on Monday ev-
evening for Arnprior to visit an old
boys reunion which is being held there
next month. /
O. N. Ross wishes it understood
that be has no business connections,
and is not responsible for any dealings
or .accounts of Mr. Ambrose.
. Michel lodge I. O.' O.' F.. are trying to arrange a' picnic tb Elko some
time* during August, and are asking
Hosmer andj Fernie lodges to assist
them. * „*"      7,
The 41 Meat Market'have removed
to their old stand, next to the Bank
of Commerce, pending the erection of
permanent quarters opposite the King
Edward. ' ,,
The C. P. R.. are offering return
rates Fernie' to. Elko good on Saturdays and Sundays for return up till
the following Monday at 85 cent*-- for
ioi*r.d trip. *     '    . '
Mrs. W. S. Stanley,' accompanied
by her• sister-in-law, Mrs." Couzens of
Moose Jaw, anelMrs. George Cody'of
this city returned from a two months
stay at her summer home in Baynes
Laka on Thursday.
. Miss Myrtle Brown is back] again bV
iind.the.-wicket inathe post office.   ,
fl a , ,       ■
,Good progress is being made in the
iiew Henderson block next.to*the temporary post-office. „ "'Fernie brick is
being used."   , '   '   *
The socjal of the young people of
the Baptist church at the residence of
Mrs. Giddings; last Monday evening
was a decided success.     7
H. F. Martin, Jimmy Woods, Jep
Scott, and others went to Kalispel "on
Monday to register for land and returned on Tuesday.'' y :
Bought at 57 1-2 cents on the $ and
selling at less than regular cost to
clear the Reid Furniture Stock at the
Crows Nest Trading Co. Ltd. ''
. Bean ..Bros., foundry, is a busy place
at present, especially in the moulding
department, several large orders being
on hand for castings for bridge work
for this district.
For ladies and gents' cleaning, pressing-and repairing go to Bill the'Nifty
Tailor. Will Seccombe's old stand.
Ladles' worka; specialty. Givo us a
- Six men had a very wet experience
ori Wednesday. They rwere being
towed across the Elk river in a boat
when one of the men turned the bow
of the boat the wrong way and ,thc
swift current upset it. The water
was only deep enough to give them a
good scare and drenching and they
were helped out by the others on the
 .«■» —
Minutes of a, meeting of the City
Council held in the city otficc Thar*
d-.y/.-uly 29:
I rtocnt Mayor Herchmer. Aid Cree,
Gates, Duthie, Johnson, McDonald and
Barclay. '-■;
Moved by Aid. Johnson and Gates
that'we'go into "committee 'of the
whole to consider tenders for fire hall.
—Carried. "
Moved by Barclay and Cree—That
A. Rizutto be given■ contract for firs
hall for the sum of *?10480, brick con
struction on signing satisfactory con-,
tract and bond.—Carried.-       - ■ ;
Moved by S. Herchmer, and G. F.-
John-ion "that A.' Rizutto be given 'contract for fire hall, $1042 "for brick on
signing satisfactory ., contract * and
bond.—W. G.-Barclay, Chairman.'
Moved by Aid. Cree and Johnson
that Ser'gt. Clerke'be instructed-' to
have, a census of the city-taken a**1
once.—Carried. -
\briibns,--; * Radishes,]; Cucumbers, C' Lettuce,:< v,
; 'o^Rhubar^
.   '-' ^      -   -   -  ,'-*"'•'     -7\.  V-   "' !j   *'*.>        A    ",'^/v ,-. V   V
* a»^^^^>.*». ♦♦*»♦'
■ ■.-*: ..-.v.-' Jy^yyy:.^ i j-*-;*.
^7*7' ■'■*•;:<? ?y 'yt^'^yi.chyiyy^--.y"- %yy.>-t-*sy
Ilv'fi •77-Ge-neral;rMercHa;hts v xAw&'i.y.i:«.,
,<vi-'; -        -      -v   ' .;«*•'■..•.-..- ^asl ■.-..;.•,' ',*«.":.;■;-'■.• --hv,„;-^.'..„»
T-.'-    C-»-iy
■ -4>°- **.,..■:>. ^ \ '7 V7- >, ;   ;i    -.,   ""*>'.1.7    ,   •  77
?: Sold ? oil'-Wdhjbhly^latasrmShts-..- iy \% k
Victoria Ave.
a     -     f\    <A~   *.l-     -,      ,      ,    '■      '
■       'V
—      -^ '       ~~ ■'   r,-,  >_ ,,
Corset Covers Trimmed Laces & Embroideries from '   .25
, Ladies, Drawers, fancy„ laces & insertions from '..  .25
Night dresses, Mother Hubbard yokes & low necks from.....   .75
, A special lot of White Skirts best value ever offered;   Some
aro slightly soiled, therefore bought at big discount...........   .50
All those who purchased m the January whitewear saje will find
this whirewear still better value, ','
Come early and get a good selection        ,,   •
MRS.   E.   TODD
For terms apply   E. H. (.H., District
To Rent—Good four roomed house.1
Also four roomed   furnished   house,
suitable for summer months, good sit-
'uation. Apply Todhunter, Elko.
Wanted—To exchange 100 shares of
Coai .Mine stock on city property. Enquire Millard care Trites-Wood Co.
, Wanted—Man with good connection
and influence ln Fernie and. surrounding countiy, mine foreman preferred.
Good salnry to right man. Apply box
17 Lcdgoiv •     ■
' Wanted—A house maid, Apply Mrs.
S.  Bonnell.
Local News
See Rochon, the Kandy Kid.
T. B. Oakley is spending a few
weeks at Fort William.
For values In Furniture and stoves
try Trites-Wood Co.
Jas, nntos of Cranbrook was lu
, town..on Wednesdty,
Lnrgo variety of hammocks at Suddaby's, ,
L, P. Eckstein mid family spimt
Monday at Crows Neat.
Latest doBlgna In wnll pupoi'B ' nt
Meftsrii, Wlilmfiior & McDonald
spent Sunday visiting friomlB In Moylo
J. 13, TIhIiIiouko was atKallopcl on
Wi'dnumlny nnd lutuinod on Thuru*
Beef, mutton, pork, veal, hnmi**, bacon, I aril, etc., only of the very best.
Phone -il.
Ilnlniifo of Hold Furnituro Htoclc o.i
Halo nt lho Crow'H NchI Trading Co.,
.Vo plnco In town just llko It. Inp,*
ram'H pool room.
Mm, ,1. H. MoBwInK, ar.compiinlod
by Mlw* Knlor, nrn In Hontllo inltliiK
in Mio fair.
At lm thnn whole..,.!-,? Tlio Held
Furnltino stock on milo nt Tho Crow'u
Ni-Ht TrmlliiR Co. Lid.
MIhh Jfiinln nnd MIhh Clara Cody
roturi'i;'! on Monday from lliolr ntny
.      T, 1,
,«a   ,r..Ji.   .,    ......    .
Li, ,\, Cuwiu'wj,".', C. P. Tt. ,>[\i*i"nr'"'J
num loft for CnlKiuy this week on   **
short holiday.
Gut ymir Mulling tackle nt auddnby's,
We will offer the entire balance of our Fishing Tackle
Stock at a Great Reduction to clear. ■   Rods listed below,
1 only was $   .75 now selling' at $ .50
6     ,.*•'„■    2.00 , " 1.25. .;'•
1 "        2.25- "        ;    1.50  w
Prices on other goods in proportion
and Company
The Femis Pressed Stone & Concrete Sewer Pipe Co.
Concrete Scy^cr. .ripe
, ■,Hv.>,*-.
W. M. Dicken; Mgr.
'* ' 7 . ' V
P.O. Box 246        Fernie, B.C.
2  Lots
For Sale
Victoria Ave, North
.Apply Manager, Ledger
Office for particulars
A Bargain
Choice Building Lots
in the new
Fernie Annex Extension
.   it
now on the Market
For Prices and Particulars apply to
| Crow's Nest Pass Electric Light & Power Co.
PAGES '•>■■/:   100
This book shows the wonderful
growth of the City of Fernie in
one year and deals exhaustively
with its advantages, etc.,  etc,
Fill in this form and place orders in advance. Price
50 cents. .Return this order form to The District
Ledger, Fernie. B, C.
PUxZsc vcscrviS fsy mc... ...coMes
of "PROGRESSIVE PERME" at 50 cents per
copy, for which is enclosed $	
""""' ' 1/VUtNfl
f , '
"*•*•' '  AtUfrtt't
\ "" i
We carry a full line
of Boots and Shoes,
J X ,
I^ats, Hose, Suits,
Shirts, Collars, Ties,
Everything for men
Mens' Fancy Shirts, Soft Collar $ :*9p'
Mens'White Canvas Shoes 2.SO
Mens' Balbrigan Underwear^ 1 .OO,
Mens' Tan or Black Cotton Socks .25
Mens' Two Piece Suits 13»S0
Mens'Silkin Handkerchiefs  '        .IS
Elsewhere for these Bargains
Trites-Wood Co.
B. C.
A Oollflr 8pent ^ homft rea,ct8 in it8
banaflta with unoeafiln-jr general
proAt. S«ni out of town it'a lifo te ended. Kopt
with the home merchants it ii a mewenger of
continuous benefit Business men should awake
to ttie Importance of keeping this dollar at home
and mulct a bid for it by judicious advertUInf.
The Disrrict Ledger, Fernie
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