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The Official OrgfEua of
itrict Ho, is, v. nt. W. ot a.
Political Unity is Victory
VOL.V.   Ko. 2
FERHIE,   B. C,   i^ignst   14th,   1909
$1.00 a. Year
Friends   of   Unfortunate
Teamster   Receive
a Surprise
Charles Stevers, for some time a
trusted teamster In the employ ot 0-
N Ross, was arrested this week on
a charge of stealing goods from tlie
C P R freight sheds A local of
ficer searched hia house aud found, a
number of articles, the property of
other people The accused fran-dy
admitted tlie charge, and was releas
ed on ball, to come up for hearing at
an early date It is now stated that
he has left town and that the bail will
will be forfeited It is understood
the money was advanced by the team
sters union The many friends of
Stevers In the city are at a loss to
understand his conduct, as he is well
known here, and was very popular
with the many men with whom he
came in contact
The Fats and the Scouts played a
rather listless game of ball on Mon
day night, at many stages resembling
the old time eame "Here we go gath
ering nuts in May " It looked as
though the Fats wouldn't have taken
that game if it had been handed to
them on a plate with parsley all
around Of course the chances are
that they couldn't have pulled the
game out bad they tried, but tbe pub-
he don't like to see such aim flam
games The Fats seeured 5 runs
for all their trouble and the Scouts
ran off with 13        Tha teams were
Fats Goupel, Whelan Brown, Dean
Robs, Wriglesworth, Black, Scott,
Scouts- Smith, Spilman, Whelan,
McMillan, Davey McDonell, Hamilton
MiUe, melts
At a meeting of the school board
held this morning at 10 a m. J W
Gray was awarded the contract for
the entire completion of the building
for the sum of **-l,583 The work is to
be rushed at once
Okanagan   Hotel Burned
at Vernon---Horrible
Work of Flames
VERNON. Aug   10—Fire broke out
in the Okauagan hotel here about
o'clock this, morning, resulting In the
total destrUaAion of tie building -ami
the loss of life to eleven of the guests
of the house   The building which- was
of brick veneer, and three stories
height, with about 48 rooms  was
seething mass of flames by tho time
the fire alarm was turned In
fire station.
Both the back and front stairways
were on Ore beforo the firemen arrlv
ed on the scene ot the holocaust and
the guests were escaping from
burning building down the fire escape** or at the rear, where some outhouses tended to maka their descend
lest hanardous.
Only by the most strenuous efforts
«r "."ao wwt ol tlie Hromen ww the ftre
-.-a-aftned to this ono building which le
situated on tbe main street, nnd
rounded by prominent business bouses
o-a all tides.   , >
Canada. P. Burns and Company,
d*-*!**** store ond F, A. Loverldge'a renl
estate office were considerably damaged. The Chinese were very active
io their endeavoru to aave their quar*
Mrs.     Up to the time ot writing 11
bodies have been removed from the
smouldering ruins and a search for
more ie being carried on,
The deed are:
Wilbur Smith, carpenter.
J. J. Funston, laborer,
lames Anderson, d*jUverymaa £<W
W. Glover.
Jttllt,s ruerac, bartendor, a relative
of the proprietors of tbe hotel.
George Jarrett and George McKay,
of Calgary.
George Settgast
A. Hlckllng
-    A. Chabree      -- ■-
A. Bohemia
A, TCIoltllng lost bis life hi an attempt to save one of the domestics
ta the £o(el after having saved one
of A. S'gslet's daughters.
The patients ln the hospital are
Hornier, Nichols, Seal, Stringant and
The damage Is adludgUd at $26,000
and Is partly covered by on insura-aca
of IW.OOO,
Local  News
s not well
:eled '
While they last, window shades at
le each at the Tntes-Wood Go
If you are a particular smoker get
your smokes at Ingram's
Dont forget the trades and labor
council meeting on Monday night ln
the Miners hall
No place In town just like It.   Ing-
im's pool room
Go to Whimster and Company's
for bargains       Big reductions on re-
Don't forget to ask for Michel beer
the best beer made
The Ferguson hotel of eattle have
. ad in this Issue They solicit tbe
patronage Of Fernie visitors
good comfortable smoke get
Do ren bee kerfs brands They are
home product
Wanted—A good, strong nurse girl
No children need apply Mrs A H
Elk Vallej beer popularity known
as Michel, always on top at the lead
ing hotels
At less than wholesale' The Reid
Furniture stock on saie at The Crow's.
lSest Trading Go. Ltd
this week talcing over the business of
recently failed and of which he has
been appointed oBsignei
Baseball football and tennis outfits
at Suddaby's
Don't forget cash talks in
niture department Trites Wood Co.
utton, pork, veal, hams, ba
etc., only of the very best
Phone 41
Mr and Mrs Lindsay of Bellevue
received the sad news of the death of
th»lr sister vn. law Mrs William. Lind
say, which took place in Durham, Eng
be was also a slater in law to Mrs
M   Carter of ClUingham Alta
The Nettleton, -""THfe Gentlemen's
Shoe," regular (7 50 and SS 00 Saturday special **5 65 at the Crow's Nest
Trading'Co, Lta7
Go to Rochon's for fee cream
George Barton had the misfortune
to lose a ven valuable horse at Mor
rlsey this week. The horse was killed
of the G. N engines
The Nettleton "The Gentlemen'
Shoe," Tegular $7 50 and fS 00. Sat-
irday special 55 65 at the Crow's Nest
Trading Co, Ltd.
Ahem, have you tasted Michel beer7
n't it good'
The best In the land Stoves and
furniture  at  the   Trites Wood   Com.
Bought at B712 cents on the f and
selling at less than regular cos
clear the Held Furniture Stock at the
Crows Nest Trading Co   Ltd.
This lady has been coming for
long while but at last i
settled that The Show Girl will appear
Fernie opera house on next Tuesday night {Aug IT ) The Show Girl
is simply the title for an exceedingly
tunny plot, which allows for the Intro
duction of pretty singing and dancing
numbers It is one of those must
cal eomedj shows written for an ev
ening of mirth and melody It has
over ten jears of success in the
largest cities throughout all America
nomes to Fernie with the praitlge
of metropolitan reputation The
panj is said to be exceptionally clever
and attractive, ond the recent reports
from Calgary, Edmonton, Vancou* er,
Victoria Spoirane and Nelson, where
they ha\e plajed, is assurance that it
a good show The prices
what is called holiday bargains, SI
for the best seats, 75c and 50c for lots
of good ones, so that on Tuesday
night we may safely anticipate a mer
itorloua amusement and for a sum
that will not necessitate our going
E in order to take the best girl
Two hundred miners wanted ♦
at once       Canadi W est Coal ♦
Mines, Taber,   Alberta     E\. -»■
tra good conditions ■#■
Manager ♦
The Trades and Labor CouncD    of
arnie are working hard  to make
grand success of the Labor Day eel
ebratlon   which they piopose to hold
Labor day in this city Strong
committees  have been formed     and
all of them are working enthusiastic
to make it a record day Ar
rangemeata have been completed to
have a monster parade in the mom
Ing, when it is expected that the business houses and the trades unions of
the city will be well represented
number of speeches by prominent
bor leaders wfll he given, and only
the best talent will be secured
the afternoon sports will be carried
at Baseball park, and a complete
of events have been drawn up
that will insure a splendid afternoon'
usement The chairman is Ml
Goupell, and W J Simmons, sei
retarj, T. B Howden, treasurer Ail
information can be secured from any
of these gentlemen        Trades union
are specially urged to remain at
e on tbat i?ay and help make the
celebiation a grand success
Bcrlptfon lists ore being circulated in
town among the merchants and others
are meeting with most gratifying
On Tuesday morning this week,
quiet wedding was solemnized at 1
home of Mr and Mrs W TV Brown
Prior street, when their daughter,
Mary Elizabeth, was united in mar
riage to Milton A Kastner, this city.
Rev. Grant officiating After a tasty
wedding breakfast the bridal couple
left hy the Soo-Spokane Flyer for
points west, and will be absent three
weeks, A large gathering of friends
of the contracting parties were at the
station to bid them ion voyage, and
administered a shower of rice and old
boota, etc, as a toSon of their re*
spent. On their return Mr and Mrs.
Kastner will reside on Mcpherson
avenue.    ,
Both ot these young people are well
and favorably known In tha dlstriot.
"Milt" Is a "Bruce1 boy by birth, hut
a FernleHe by adoption, and has seen
the future Pittsburg ot Canada from
its IdeoBUoiv, Tb* Lodger lotus with
their many friends In wishing a long
life of happiness, and may all their
troubles be Uttie ones.
Th^re was considerable discussion
at the city council meeting Thursday
evening over the fue hall contract
This contract had been originally
awarded to Al Rfaztuo at 510,420, but
he appeared before the council and
asked that he be allowed to correct a
mistake in his figuring on the con
tract, which if allowed would bring
the contract price up to (11.820 Tbe
next tenderer, A. J Watson was **.iit
higher than the latter price of Mr
Rfzzuto, bu* it was decided by thi
council to give ihe contract to htu
rather than to call for new tenders,
as it was thought not advisable to ere
ate the precedent of allowing tender
ers to change figures
Mr Watson e\pects to begin the
work on Monday
Arc lights are to be Installed at tbe
corners of Co\ street and Pellatt avenue, Hanson and Pellatt avenue and
Thompson street and Victoria
H M and A. Whfddlngton are to
be Inspectors of the new fire hall
The extension of the water works
system on Dalton avenue from McEvoy street to Wood street waa ailth
Frlm-at-Don* wltf**- The SI-jo,**- Qlrl Co.
Oplra House August 17
te   crisis   is being   passed
through  in  the mining  industry
the Old Country, the outcome of which
is being watched with much interest
hy the many old coutury miners
this District
Not only are the miners in the old
)ai"l vitally interested themselvps, but
the pending action ou tbe part of the
men is such, that if carried ont, will
b^ -iaj„nal in its rjsulta
A clause exists in the constitution
of the British Federation of Miners
which stipulates that a general itrlke
should be called in the event of any
one of the countries in the Federation
being brought into combat with the
'TIs not recorded that the clause in
question (23 is the suggestive number
of it) has ever been fully enforced. It
having been placed and allowed to remain on the books, with the object
that some day it might come to he
useful The threatened reductions
by the Operators and other unsatisfac
tory conditions In many ot the collier
ies of the British Isles has led the
Federation to take a referendum vote
on the wisdom of enforcing this much
talked-of clause, as a means of bring
ing the operators to time and of protecting the interests of the miners
working under tlie Tederation
The result of the ballot was a most
deelshe majority for the enforcing of
section 23 and the manner in which
the men turned out to vote showed
that they were ill earnest, even if
their action meant tbe closing down of
every mine In the Island empire
Evidently the Operators recognize
that the Federation of Miners Is a
force not to be trifled with, and they
are taking them seriously, Oae of
the first effects has heen that the
coal operators of Scotland have with
drawn their demands for a reduction
of twelve and a half per cent in the
wages of their men, wh ch ic itself is
considered a huge concession on the
part of the operators
The British government
slow to realize tho appahng effect of
a combined strife in all the collieries
of Britain, and gi eat activity is being
displayed by the board of trade
bring things *n an amicable settlement The board of trade, unlike
their contemporaries la this laud, ia
official in nature in the old country,
and the president has much to do
With regulating the affairs of com
merce and lndu°try
The matters in dispute have not
yet been ell settled, and the men are
In no mood to trifle or accept the
usual one sided compromise How
ever, with such Immense Interests In
volved, it Is generally oonced»d tbat
a general strike Will be avoided, and
that the determined action of tho
minera will have muoh weight
future understanding between operat
ora and miners
Ob'   you  Cnsler'
Oh'  you Grady'
Oh'  you Coal company'
The banner game of the season as
ir as enthusiasm is concerned   was
pulled off last night At Baseball park
the opposing teams being the Coal Co
aud the Scouts    The Coal Co   team
(with  apologies     to   Master     Bertie
Whimster) started the frame up pro
position  last  Friday  night  at  8 30
Con Whelan was content to play his
that time  but hear
ing or the deal the White Sox   boys
handing out  by signing on   a
Moyie and Hosmer player as well as
picking the best piajer Irom the Com
merelals, he decided to get the release
of tno players from the Fats and also
signed on another mnn whom he
not  use        The  White  Sox  thought
they had better cinch matters by get
ting a catcher from Moyie to hold
Cnsler, and Con then decided to pick
Jimmy McDougall up as well
berts who was on his way was
erts was the only man on Con
who was an outsider and not a Fernie
player, as Hall has Been signed and
played two or three games with the
Scouts before,  and is  still  on their
list    However, the White Sot might
as well have saved their money and
put on their home battery, and
still would have had as good a chance
ot wnnlng
For the losers Brown made a
clean three base hit to left in the
second innings, but there were
men down and Kirkpatrick, the
man up failed to connect with McDon
ell's ins, outs and drops and the side
wasajeUteil with Brown at third. The
prettiest catch of the gama was made
in the third by Patterson in centre
field Spilman placed one that looked
good for tivo or threp sacks but Pat
tereon chased after it and stopped
the chances right there Crisler ana
Grady both played poor ball and thej
might be weeded ont to Cokato or
Sparwood tor qeit season to ginger
them up a bit
b McDonell pitched
lovely ball all the time and    passed
only one man       Be never lost
trol for a minute  and  worked hard
aU the time   Whelan caught a fine
aud got a sensational foul from
amongst the crowd in    tbe 5th and
drove the ball to 2nd like « bullet from
Mauser, catching a man there who
tried to purloin that sack
nice piece of headwork and showed
the value of mind over matter       It
be unfair to Et eciallze auy   of
the others but Davey, Spilman, Hall,
Roberts     McDougall    and    McMillan
ware ia.   the game all the time, aad
connected  with  the  sphere
Smith also played a good game but
slow at base running   The game
brought out the biggest crowd of the
season and seats in the grand stand
[nm    The  following
hard times tale will explain in detail
how the trick was done
Coal Company
A.B   H R
Don t forget the football match tonight
WHI somebody please ask Bertie
Whimster who fs a bone head now'
Mr and Mrs It A Couzens r< turn
1 to their home in Moose Jaw last
nigbt on the Fljer They ha*.e been
isiting with Mrs W S Stanlev sister of Mr   Couzens
IT you want Hip btst—call for Klk
Vailej beer
Thu Nettleton T]ip Gentlemnn
Shoe." regular %1 30 and *8 (HI    Sa1
dij special ?5 Gj at the Crow s Nest
Trading Co   Ltd
For ladies nnd gents cleaning prcss-
g and repairing go lo BUI the Nift>
Tailor ,W11I Seccombes old stand
Ladles' work a specialty Give ua a
Mr C E H Morton accountant
of tbe Home Bank of Canada, has been
transferred to the Toronto branch
and leaves on Tuesday for the Bast
His successor Is Mr Woolmach late
ot the Ilderton, Ont   branch
Wall paper display at Suddaby s
Fishing tackle outfits at Suddaby*
Finest m tbe land—Ingram's    bath
Going Some —The Adolph Lumber
Co Mill at Baynes cut S2 'iOO reet of
lumber on August 7th, ten hour run
The sawyer Peter Backs was the man
behind the levers , ' Every one work
ed but father." and he watcned them
The best Sewing "alach.ne on the
market for *S31 50 at Tr-tes-Wood Co
See Rochon, the Kandy Kid
Gonrlay's  hotel  at  Hosmer      have
just  put  in  some swell carpets and
furniture and furnishings,    sup
plied by the Trites-Wood Companj of
this place
Return tc
Balance of Held Furniture stocK ou
sale at the Crow's Nest Trading Co
Clearing up sale at Whimster   and
Company's to make roo
stock arriving
When thirsty nothing bot Michel
beer for me
Get your screen doors and window
screens at the Trites Wood Co
A sample order of B1K Valley bot
tied beer will convince yon of the sup
eriority over aU others f2 GO per doz.
delivered at your door Call up pbone
79 and we will do the rest
Rainsfbrth    In    Unpleasant Position But is
R L RalBforr.il t-Ijo is was alleg
ed «as uanted for a shortage of some
•»70O appeaifd her. je-.ti.rday lolun
tartly and this morniuE ihe charge
was ftithdrawn It *&*tm, lh<*re nan
some mi\ up   Mr   Ralnforlli i friends
Scouts and Coal Co smnflaj- after
noon at 3 o clock
The tnauv Evlenfls ol Piank Dunlap
vs 111 regret to hear that he fs pjssing
through a serious illness I-aiest re
ports say he is improving
The residents of the Recreatiou
grounds will be pleaaed to hear that
(he citv council have decided to put
a 6 inch water pipe riiit down Dalton
street This mp-ins that all houses
there can  be supplied
The Cot street hill Is being rapidly
it down and by nett week the
grade will be done and the sidewalk
The Ledger claims some of the
credit for this as it has kept ever
lastingly at it till the work was start
H McCtuskey International or
ganizer from district Xo 14 U M
W of A is in the city Mr McCIus
came In on Wednesday with
President Powell and the} both went
Hillcrest -.-aedensday night, -eturn
ing here on Friday morning
One bad innings at tho start put
damper on the Ledgers chances of
beating the Scouts on Wedensday ev
ening The rest of the game was
eienly contested, but too great a
lead was registered at the start for the
Prints to overtake
The final score was li to 18   with
the Scouts holding the big end of the
The t.
Ledger Kirkpatrick, M-Leod Mc
Dougall Rochon Pearson, Buckley,
Gates  Rush, Glover
Scouts Smith. Spilman, Whelan,
Mc.Ml'lfln Davey McDonald Wrigles
worth   Mills. Hicks
Grady  c
White s s
Patterson  c (
Crysler p
McKellar lst
Tutthill 2nd
Brown r f
Kirkpatr'ck  3rd
Quinlan 1 f
Rohprts 3rd
Spilman e a
Whelan c
Uavey 1st
McDonell p
McMillan 1 f
4   1   i:
4   0   0
Mr A Sampson, chief of provincial
ponce of this city and Mrs MacKen
zle were united in the bolj bonds of
matrimony at Coeur d'Alenp City on
Tuesday, Rev Father pureell offie
iating After a tour of the coast
ties Mr ana Mrs Sampson will take
p their residence on McPherson ave-
ae The Ledger extends congrat
J Digby mado a fljing trip (o
Spokane Tor steel for the Trites Wood
Rev Scott of Hosmer oiuipied the
polpit of the Baptist church ben last
Sunday, preaching two Impi-ps he ser
mons Tomorrow the Presbyterian
minister from Coal Creek niil navi.
a t
Pres* Powell Visits Nicola
President Wm. Powell ot our dla
trlot has Just returned from an official visit to Merritt, B, C. Many read
ers have asked where Merritt Is. Mer*
rltt Is Just aoo-Jt forty miles from
Spencers Bridge In tha beautiful and
thriving Nicola valley, nature's garden
The Middlesboro mlnea are situated
about one mite fcom the hustling town
of Merritt and It la there that the pie*
sldent has been fighting for tha interests of the members of the U. M W.
of A.
There are about 3D men at present
working In that camp, and 40 on
strike, who are living In tests on the
rivers brim
On arriving at Merritt ln company
with Organizer James Pres. Powell
was yery cordially met by tha management ol the minea there and after
a few days negotiations and Investigation declared the strike oft, requesting Mr, James Graham to reinstate
the union raemberet. He however, aald
he would only put back: four, but since
that date he he** reinstated all but a
few* Being told that Mr. .W. H. Ann-
strong, the managing director ot the
Nicola Valley Coal and Coke Company
was In Vancouver, President Poweil
left for there only to find that ho had
gone to Seattle
The President followed him to Seattle, and accompanied by Thomas B.
James and International Organiser W.
H. MoClusky, finally located their
man Mr Armstrong and Mr. Plum-
mer, hia secretary, treated the district
officials very courteously. They however were firm and refused to recognize the union and declared that they
liked a hit of fighting. However, if
the -Company refuse ta respect and recognize, the men ft Is hoped that .the
men will respect themselves, and wo
believe that there is still a good field
at Merritt for one ot the best locals
in the district
While ln Vancouver Pres. Powell
met the secretary uf the Seamen's
union and a number ot the men who
are a. One lot ottunlonlsU.
At Seattle he m& tat. Board Member Morgan of District 10 who was
here a short time ago, ancl Mr. Ernest
Cub wor Hi, also Mr Wnl.iice, the gen
lal secretary of District 10, the man
of mirth and laughter The general
topic of conversation naturally drift
ed to the organization ot the land of
rice eaters {Vancouver Island)
the Nicola Valley Camps. President
Powell also met the well known Scran
ton school representative, Mr. P. X
Holl In Seattle Mr Holl is having
quite a time there on account mainly
ef his open and frank way of handling
the Socialist doctrine, from those who
should be hia friends, but it is hard
to .keep a good man down, and the
Scranton people have found this out,
and realize that Honest Frank Holl Is
the Tight man in the fight place,
Prea'dent Powell met a good union
man in Merritt in the person of Mr,
Bennett, the editor of tbe Nicola Herald. Mr Bennett Is a member of
the Typographical union and
fought for the miners union He la
a hale fellow well met, and runs a
littlo sheet tor Merritt and deserves
the patronage of the cltlcens and merchants ot that thriving little town.
Summary 1 base hit Bro^n, double
plays Whelan to Hall struck out bj
McDonell 8, by Cr-yslor S First bast*
on balls Cijalor 4. McDonoli l
This places the two teams a tlo for
first placo and the deciding gamE
will bo pulled, off in thu- near future
Friday the lath will bo Tomi>mberp'l
by Me>nra Quinlan, Wlillo and •'
foi tome timo
Dr   Wrtglosnorth umpired ami his
decisions were c*mlneiitly fair m
G. N. Station Yisited and
Neat Sum Secured—
A Perfect Job
Tuesda*. night last was >ke lime
hosen for some professlnnil tegs to
islt the Great Northern s>atlon, and
loot the contents of the strong box at
lhal place Residents near the sta
lion heard a loud report about mid
nigbt or after but thought nothing of
It, as blasting operations in the In
nex of late had acenstomed them to
such sounds Nothing was known
of Ihe hnpjjinlng until Wediesdny
morning whrn tlio rnllnuy msn turn
ud up at thi. station for (lie daj s
work Then It was seen that ther>
hart boen Hoini-ihlug doing about the
lime when the graipyunis )a«ii
The burglars for the polico think tht>)
witp scleral in number Enln»d an
enlranri lo Ihe ticket ofrhi from
the uniting room ntid unci Inside
v>>.ni lo noik only on the safo and
k-Lldeutlj tlit> kmw Komi*thing about
ihe shorten! nud most offociHt' means
ot opening snfLS The irack be
(neeii the door and "all of Iho safe
was lmi.il nilh nitroglycerine which
did Its norl' null nnd afmr Ihe <xplo*
sion all that ftnts kit to do uas to
gather up thi' shottles and hike—whU.
Ihej seem to ba\t done mow effet
tuall) Nolhlns else was tampu-ed
with, ond posliUfly no marks werj
left to IQenilfj tht mon
A lone sliver ■ ollnr B]«pl pencefullj
on tho floor wln*n ihe station was op
encd on Wednesday morning Some
126 of hin pals hnd left during the
night to circulate In new quaiters of
this big roond world
Arllne Wallace. Soubrette with "The
Ehow Girl" Fernie Opera House on
Tuatrday Auguit 17.
DOVER, Aug 12—Montague Holbein
the -sell knonn English long distance
anlmmer, has failed in his so en'*-* ef
fort to swim across the English chan
nel He left. Cape Grlsne-s on the
French coast at 5 45 p m yesterdaj
and after a splendid all night attempt
was forced In ghe np alter he ^.aa a
few miles from Dover
The street car employees of Chicago
are asking that their wages be raised
to thirty cents an hour. The employers are' theratening to fill the streets
with armed thugs, trained to brutality
and skilled in inciting to riot if this
request is pressed. ,
The only thing striking about the request of the men is its mildness. Thirty cents an hour for guiding a mighty
juggernaut through the crowded centres of the second iarest city on thla
continent. <,
Imagine oue of these hours, and
then ask if you would liko to change
plnces,with motorman or conductor.
Twenty times, and often more, within
that hour you will hold a human life in
your hand.
A single misstep or careless action
on your part, or on the part of someone who is an utter stranger to you,
and the awful horror ot having killed
a fellow creature is with you the rest
of your life.
Add to this the fact that your employer is constantly devising ways and
means of making the work more dead*
ly, that the weight of the car behind
■ you grows greater each year, that the
profits are constantly demanding a
greater speed and more passengers,
aud less perfect safety devices; remember the "death strip," the imperfect fenders, the long and irregular
hours, the crowded aisles and weary,
irritable men and women who are always packed in the car. ■*,
Then ask whether you would like to
- collect fares or handle a controller on
such a car for. one hour.
■ Go back to the home from which
that street car employe, comes. You
will not find him there, for he seldom
. has a chance to get acquainted with
his family;. • Talk to his wife and his
children. v
Ask'them about the hopeless struggle to make a very slowly rising wage
them of the sort of family life that accompanies "swing runs," and tbe condition of-the father's nerves after an
- all-day struggle with the0 difficulties
of a conductor or motorman, -
Then go back and study the figures
of the millions of dollars that are
poured Into the coffers of the stockholders, Read the story ot bribed
councils,*' jj-atored stock, multiple bond
issues, wasteful litigation, highly paid
"tractltm experts," and tho hundred
and one other methods by which the
woalth that flows from the riding public of Chicago-roaches tho capitalists
who own the traction securities, and
then ask whether thirty cents an hour
is not so small au to bo ridiculous.—
Chicago Dully Socialist, editorial.
This lu only one of many. In all
cltloB and towns wo find the same
thing, and tho samo facts and figures
apply equally to thom. How* many
mon got remuneration commonsurato
with tho risky position thoy bold ln
lifo? Ask yourself this quostion,' study
It and Book tho romody,—-Ed.
tenslvely, but it has developed extensively, that is to say, it has overspread the.earth,.and to such an extent that there is now scarcely any
new territory for it to conquer. " The
virgin wilderness of the west has been
brought under cultivation. Surplus
population's finding its former outlet,
emigration to new lands being rapidly
closed up,      -
Now, all these change^ Impress
themselves upon the people's minds.
Thoir Ideas must change as their environment changes. And this we find
to.be the,case. The philosophy of Individualism is being superseded by
the philosophy of Socialism because
the mode of production has ceased to
be individualistic and is not socialistic. ' ' ,.        -
Society, as Engels points out, finds
itself confronted wtih a. contradiction
which it must solve, the contradiction
that though production has become social in its nature, the, ownership of
the tools of production and the appropriation of tho wealth collectively produced remains individual. Hence the
revolution in thought..
Now this revolution in thought is
being rapidly translated into action.
It Is making itself felt in the parliaments of the world., It is-changing
the policies of labor organizations. It
is influencing legislation. It assumes
many forms, the most advanced of
which is the international social-democratic-movement. If this movement
continues to grow in teh future as rapidly as it has in the past, and there
Is every reason to believe that it will
grow even faster, then the revolutionary working class will triumphMn the
next fifteen or eighteen years. That
will mean the consumatlon of the social revolution. The last great class
struggle of history will be,fought out
by the human race. The emancipat
ion of the workers will be achieved
for onco and for all.
Social evolution -will have borne its
era of unparralled culture. - "    '
■   ■       -■•****»"       *
"Yes," he answered, "open opposition ; but that is the least of the measures taken to destroy unionism. It
is the disintegration within, the growing hostility inside, encouraged by enemies outside that will prove the ruin
of unionism. When Socialists and
Unionists come to hate each other
more than they hate their bosses, -^
your finish is near. And I want to
tell, you without mincing words that
the trade unionists will never win another great industrial battle.
"Well then, new organizations will
be formed," I declared;
"And there too, you are wrong," he
insisted. "The courts intend to make
any form of industrial' , organization
impossible. Strikes have heretofore
been legalized revolts, hereafter they
are going to be considered riot and
"Well, then,"'I said "there will be
riot and sedition."
"And that's where you'll lose," he
answered.   .  .
"I am,sorry, but that will be your
ruin. The trouble with you visionaries is that you have lost control of the
State. You have the votes, but no
intelligence to. use them. You could
today1 possess the legislatures ■ and
the courts. ,<7   ,..
You could dictate legislation, direct
the police and the militia, but you
have not the intelligence.
Rome was once a Republic and so
WAS America.   '
. Rome became a tyranny and America is following in her steps. It's
sad, God knows, but it's true. Democracy required intelligence and your
people are innocent of any suspicion
pf intelligence.'
Tho Social Revolution Is not Bom«*
thing which Is roI'k; to tu> o plnco in
lho fur distant fMu'j, II. Ih some'
thing which lu takln-5 plic-J no*. Wc
aro in its vory mld.r..
Social rovolutloiin phhb through *,
Htngos. Thoro comim first tho revolution In Industry. Thon follows a rovo*
lion In thought; thon Uio revolution In
thought Ih liuiifllntod Into political notion and lu ImiiroHHod upon art, liter-
uturo, hcIoiico, religion, etlik-t-i, law,
govortimont nml rniiri'lugo.
Eurono nm! America nro now In thc
Hiicond stngo of tho social rovolutloti.
Tho fli'Ht Hint*'* has liuon piiHsod.
During tho last throo hutidriid youru
but morn oHpoclully (luring tho nlno-
tonnlh contury, llio material foundn*
(Ioiib of wieldly lmvo boon undorRo*
Ing rndlcnl chfuiBos,
Tho HKrlfiulturnl. Mitto*. nf tho old
world iuul the now havo bocoino gront
Industrial nations, Tlio peasantry have
been convurU'd Into factory operative*!
nml population had linen Rlimdlly but
surely flowing from tho country to
the cltluii.
Ouo Industry nftor anothor Iiiih boon
tram-furred from tho homo to largo
lllatlUlHlriUI.,,*,       Ultlt*Uii{lt*—tt.tt'\—..        A'M.fta.
.vtJi3c j.jdi'.Hl.i.'.i .■si:-. 'tiij.ji,nn.cn •.in.-*..1
scale- production. Mlnutfa dtvlnlon of'
labor linn aiipplnntod tho crnftrnnnshlp!
of thn middle n-fcu. Istca] market*i
havo oxpnndod Into world markotaJ
T'   , ,1„4,'' '" .*"'   "    ''    ~-    "*        '••»'        "•"
* kaV      ,, t ' a*   I,,,. .      «.,.*      t.i.gi.>.-•...       ......   a      ..
bor. H.er.n-1 and electricity havo be*
come tho mon!*.!*. of humanity. Tho
great Industry linn (-rushed or absorb-
ed tho nmnll Industry. Tho big c»p*
HallHtH havo nwullowml tlio littlo cap*
linllsts. Trunin nnd .onihtrics lmvo
Hounded tho don tli knell of competition.     Tho Indu-ttrlftl revolution, —
By Robert Hunter in Chicago Daily
Socialist: ,,
"I really feel sorry for your people/
he said.   ,
"The Senators . and Congressmen
here know.what Is going on. The
leading men In the country come here
to tall*; over plans, and they are determined to crush unionism and socialism . , In tho noxt few yearB," ho went
on, "you will have tho fight of your
lifo, Evory agency that monoy can
command will be used to destroy you,
Havo you ever realized all you aro up
against?" ho asked.
"Porhaps not,' I answered.
"Well, lot mo loll you." Ho pulled out a drnwor of his doBk to rest his
foot upon and threw himself back ln
his chair. "Tho most dangerous and
RUbtlo thing is corruption, Tho Civic
Federation is using that method with
mtistorly skill. It doeB not. buy lcndoi'H
outright. That could not bo dono,
It wins thom—wllh dinners, conferences, pnlronngo. " Tho second method
is warfnvc. Tlio Mnnufacturora As*
Boclutlon dikes euro, of that. Whoro*
ovor thoro Ib a striko It- supplies tho
funds, loads lho battles and uboh its
Influence, financial and political, to
ciiihIi tlio striko, Tho third method
in dlHi'iipllon, Tho hi rod num of tho
civic federation und other organizations foment division Inside of tho or*
nnls-ntlon. Tlmy dlvldo tho snoop
from tho gontH, the Radicals from the
CoiiHorvullvoK, Thoy uwuko huhjiIcIoii
and hatred hy crontlng two warring
friction*, that mnko united action In
tlm Labor movomont IrnpoHRlhlo, And
above all thoy wnnt, to drive Socialists
out of llio unloiiH mid to forco thom to
iloclnro war on llm imlonH,"
"Tlio Civic Knilonillon?' I iihIioiI of
"Y'ih, thn Civic Kodorulion, nH woll
iih othor orgiiiil/.iitloiiH, It Ih tho work
of nil orgnnlznlloiiR and thn aim Ib to
divide you," ho replied,
"flplou, traitors and falun Ir-adora
nro omployod (o foment dlHordor nnd
to hnsHOH, keop thom Informed iih to
to tlio Ijohhoh, Imp tlinm luformr-d nn to
wlint, Ih koIii-x nn, and In tlmo of fltrlko
iiko their efforts to encourage vlolonco
1      -   II ,       t,   ,.     I    ,.(». ,-la...     |,a      ll    .
....a,   a/a.4>-4    a**.,-....   -. -    . . ...n-".',   • -   l---
"Yen. Ihnt I know," T nnld.
"And tho gnmlost powor wloldml by
tlio opponents of Unionism Ir thoir political powor. Thoy own thes political
v".,.i.i*ii.«   imi   Oipnuittt   ♦Vntn   rm-it'ol
the polico, tho militia, tho governors,
llio legislators and tho courts. When
a striko In too powor/ul to ho ovor*
como liy any ot tho method-* I speak
of thoy thon forco tho strito to tnlm a
Vl "Under Socialism wouldn't everyone
want the soft snaps*?"
Some, occupations are naturally- a
great deal more laborious and danger-
"ous*ihan"*0iber&~and~iir"0rde"r"to*~ge ir
people to work in the streets or dig
sewers it may and probably will be
necessary'to give extra pay or larger
time checks to secure this labor.
The average number of hours per
day would be greatly shortened under
Socialism. Economists say Iobs.
than four hours per day for each
worker. But we might require the
teacher to work five hours while the
street paver works three hours; or bIx
hours might be required for the teacher or bookkeeper and two hours for
tho street paver. This seeming difficulty can be easily adjusted on this
Personally I always enjoy better
health whon doing heavy out door la*
bor and would now bo a mechanic or
farmer if I could got docont hours and
gather as much money aB I can do at
my profession. I therefore would so*
loot tho so-called dirty work as tho
hours would bo shorter and tho pay
bottor. I know of many others who
would join mo*bocauso It would glvo
ub moro lelBufo bottor honlth, tho
whorowlth nnd tho tlmo to gratify a
number of the ambitions that now ro*
main ungrntiflcd, What satisfaction
cnn thoro bo In acquiring a liberal od*
ucatlon In tho arts and scloncoa, in
music, lltoratiiro nnd painting, and
then not havo tlio tlmo or tho moan's
to enjoy thom?
Tho nvorago unlvorslty man novor
finds tlmo to enjoy or fnrthor dovolop
tho grand nnd noble ideas that woro
taught him whilo nt collogo, or got In
touch with nntun* ovon for a flliort
outing. At least this has boon my
oxporlciicc and that of most of my acquaint uncos, Undor Socialism all
iiiiofnl labor' would bo honorable,
Tlio nursa who ml'ilston* to tho want
of thn ulck, tho mnn wlio hoops tho so*
worn cloati mid provonlH epidemics,
thn womon who cook our moiils, do tlio
wnHhlng, nnd roar our chlldron; tho
mon who dig coal that uocloty should
not froozo, or who furnish food. Rliol*
tar or collhlng for tho people, nro rendering a IhouHiuid tlmoH greater Horv*
lep to uocloty tlmn tho banker, tho
bond cllppor. Mio rout rnkor nml tha
This book shows the wonderful  s
.   growth of the City of Fernie in
one year and deals exhaustively
with its advantages,  etc.,  etc.
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Rubber; Tired Buggies, New Turnouts
* A
A ftill line* of shelf and   heavy   Hardware ..in stock together with a
complete range of,Stoves    7
, Furniture Department
Our Furniture Department embraces the
most unique and up^to-date lines.
,.' Come, in and have a look
Tha Fernie Pressed Stone & Concrete Sewer Pipe Go,
Cniicrele Hewer Vlpe        pt Qt |*Jqx 240
W. M. Dickon, Mgr.
Fornio, B. O.
Pollock Wine Co. Ltd
Phone 79      Baker Ave. P.O. Bex 20?.
Wholesole Importers and Exporters
of Wines, Brandies, Cordials, Foreign
and Domestic Whiskies ind Gins.
Large stock of Fernet Branca, Italian,
Hungarian and. German Wines, also
Norwegian Punch and Aquavit. Beer,
Portor, Alo and Cigars.
Agents for Waukesha Arcadian Water, Schlltz Beer and the famous Elf-
Valley Brewing Co, Ltd. Beer, draught
and bottled.
Special attention given to famll/
Our Motto: Pure goods and quick
delivery.' ;
Wm. Eschwig*, Proprietor
New and up-to-date
Handsome  Cafe Attached
Alberta Show
Case Works
Manufacturers   of -
Calgary, Alta.
j Fernie Dairy
delivered to all
parts of tho town
(-mnnclrmto lior, but to exploit hor
moro foroeloiiHly tlmn man, *o it hem
Inliiroat nnd profit, Ki'thorori* of today, -,,0,,,, cnrof,,| ,10t t0 ovorthrow     tho
and nvory ono of thom should havo
bettor pay.
Undor capitalism tho uhoIobh pnra*
sites nro your aocloty pooplo; yet In
•"ncint Ptinno ,T**.n*.*'fin not oven uponlr to
thn wnrlci*r»i. Under flocallsm nn in*
dlvlilunl would ho rntnd by hin intoll*
cot, IiIh cultum, his nccompllshmontu,
nrni lil» abiliyt and w!11I*ik»)*.»» to render vnlunblo snrvlcou to Rocloty,
Vnw ticnnb1 nrn 'ndRfd by tho number of nlmlRlify dollars thoy hnvo boon
ablo to BC-uoezo out of thoir victims.
Tlili. Is nil wrong and will bo corroctod
when tho working class wakes up ono
of tlioso days
economic, lognl, politic*.! nnd morn)
ImrrlorH whloh had boon ralsod lo so
culdo ber in martial dwolllug. Womon
oxploltad by cnpltnl, endures tho mis
orlos of tho froo labor and boars in
lUiuiciou uur cnu'titt oC (nt* IMA*., liar
acoiiomlo misery is aggravated; \n*
Mead of being supported by her fathor or husband, to whoso rule sho still
submits, she is obllgod to oarn lior liv
ing; and undor lho pretext that she
hns fewer necessities thnn man, hor
labor is pnld loss, nnd whon hor dally
toll In "tho offlco, tho shop or tho
school Is ondod, hor labor In tho houso*
hold boglns. Motherhood, the most
sacred and highest of social functions,
becomes In capitalistic society a onuno
of horrlbHo misery, economic and
l)(ijttio(0(S.c, Tho oucla.. ami t-v-onuiu*
lo condition of woman is a danger to
tho reproduction of tho species.-—Pmil
La Farguo In "Tho night to bo I-azy,
and other Studios."
hand and through somo arm of the;    And finally If tho present talented
Kuvcrmnent break tho mrlko,     Tho, iiinnniton* of ImlustrtuK rufusft to act
as mnnnger* under (.octalIsm  because
| InJune-MoTi Is tho •"iiprr-me method, but
Ihcm**-,) not jd t*f.initU't<-d—has pro-! Imw ofu-ti w-» vei, nn wDw rourla ty-Stlip*/ .mnnlno Dwto \a no liiconllv**,—
reeded far enoiiRh lo necensltittft «| Ing up tho fund* of tho union, suppres*! bnt prefer to work In the sewers—
M-volutlon in Dm «w!a1 Iriiliiutlrjr.s -tin-; all Dw lights of the unlnn mij.tlipy can ba ratttf necomodalod.—
that rest upon economic* foundations.  »>v^n (t-rndlnit; tn Jail tho leader-, of lho1 Men and Mules
Of no lee*. »l-rril/l/«n<^ than tho ro union." . >m,
volution In Industry is the geoitrttpbi*> -Ilut this optKwItfon,'* I declared,. As Capitalism ha* wot snatched wo-
cal revolution, If so t»e rnny term It. i "will iww*ntlh-M» uninn.«m ,n »h« <•»(,,• msn Irom tho (iomuiiUc kba-alb tkui
rndnstry.   MA otAy   has d-»v-*-loped •*»«•
Are Doctors Any Good?
Foolish question! Yet some people act as if a medicine
could take the place of a doctor! The be*t medicine in
the world cannot do (iik Have a family doctor, consult
him frequently, trust him fully* If we did not believe
doctors endorsed Ayer's Cherry Pectoral for coughs and
colds, we would not offer it to you. Ask your doctor.
No alcohol in this cough medidne. LtAvtrC^UuxllMaZ,
1 not weaken It."
.    ,        , J* *«-flM n-M tel'm rf(-tf ^
IsunrtiM her Into social production to; hndxh*, wt would not offer them to yoa.   Ask your own doctor about thli.
Creat Northern RaiFy
Fast Time and
Good Connection
To All Points East and West
Leave Fernie 1.00 p.
Air. Spokane, 11
Only 24 hours from Fernie to Seattle and Vancouver
Singer Sewing Machines Co,,
Fernie, B. G.
tmmtmmmmmmvmmu m
Why be without a Sewing Machine when you
can get one for $3.00 a month?
J. P. HOULAHAN, Agent, oppwlte Goal oVi ofi.**, Peitat Are.
•r *itti»**4M$®mC
j ^^t^,!,^^ ■THEDISTRICT LEDGER;_ FERNlEi-^B; C. AUGUST 14 1909;
Income of Twenty Five
7 Mi!lions---Report a-7,7
■V    >:-;"Gbod'r-Year/-;   ... 777
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. -'MONTREAL, Aug/9—At'-a -meeting
of; the directors of the Canadian'Pacific railway company today a dividend
of two per cent on preferred stock' and
three per cent on .common stock for
*i a a l'<
the half year ending June 30 was de-
clared?^ ,-: - ■'.•.''*;*.;'. '■>-*:-J *
" lAh additional payment" of one per
cent on the common* stock-will be
paid, atIthe;8ame time'out'Tof. the interest on the" proceeds from the land
. sales.      7 '    * _ *    .
^he "results oh the fiscal year tb
June 30 'last "were:—Gross earnings
$76,313,310; working expenses $53,357,*
748;-. net earnings , $22,965,573; net
earnings on steamships in excess of
oh steamships in excess of amount included in monthly reports $399,910;. income from other sources, $1,906,578;
total net income $25,262,064; reduction for fixed charges $9,427,033; surplus $15,835,028.
, NEW,yORK, Aug., 9—TTitht-Her brother; Ca'p't* 'Henry- Scotty by ^hprlside,
Mrs fMary. jJcott Castle,, the Califbrn-
iani womanjwho oh Tuesday, last in a
'corridor ofthe Waldorf-hotel shot and
,sliglltly 'WOuhded^^William;:,'B Craig,
a;*lawyer appeared' in the>court-;today
for preliminary examination .*,■***_ *7, ** ']:
<:'Capt. Scott who reachedvhere^ yesterday*, from ithe south,';accbmp'anie-1
her ..sister ovi the bridge of^the'Jef-
fer son? Market court when .thS-Icase
was called.:,''- Mrs. Castles attorney
immediately asked for and secured.an
O- n*
I-  -  ,
Company, Issue an Order
:: Cancelling. Boats ori'-7
.  -V   \   '-,       •   •  -;"■       ■     '•■*■-■ .     ..'    ■
. 7''- r Lake Service
-..*-   i-        .-.   '   ,a •■*.„•.,,.... .„-,,
rested at-. Fort. William;: on. this ^behalf.    --   ; . - •'      ; •*   >■ -. • ■
'• vice;,I*residept. McNicoll ^intimated
tiis'afternoon that the company would
resist.the-ldemands of the st.iJtf-.is.
'who. were, trying-to take advantage, of
the"prospective big demand for,labor
on account'of-western harvest;'and
that It wouldfif necessary, be taken by
the 'all-ralf-route so that the' trouble
would "not ^disturb business at all.- :
■MONTREAL, Aug.   9—As soon as
ing that Captain Scott had not had
time tp go over details of the ca.se
with" the; attorneys.'; ?,''': ':• \.
adjournment of the'examination" say-Vwofd of the'strike trouble'at Port William among the dock laborers reached
the C. P. R.-"headquarters today,
prompt measures were- taken to deal
with the matter; ... -'. ; , °
., - An order '.was .issued' at once' withdrawing two boats from .- the upper
lake service, tthe Alberta and the Athabasca, and these wlll-be-Jald up until
the trouble is over or the'demands of
the western wheat business call them
into service.   . >•'$.-''it \ *■■-*.- -> * -•'-
This brings tq.an^end the.five boat*
a*week service which was inaugurated
a month ago; It was stated at the
C. PR. offices that owing to the sudden manner in which the strike 'was
sprung,on the company, efforts'would
be made to enforce,the Lemieux law
and, see if ib was valuable against the
men as well as the company. 7'
-' It was attested that already more
than a score of strikers had been ar-
IN the matter of an application for
the issue of a duplicate Certificate bf
Title to ot 15 Block 23 town of Fernie
(Map 734)*.    ,,.-•
Notice is hereby given that it is my
intention., to .-issue '.at.-.the,, expiration
of one month after the first publication hereof a duplicate of the'certificate of title to the above mentioned
lot in the name of Michael-J.< Casey,
John Robert Ross and William A Ros3
which certificate is. dated the 5th day
of October 1907 and numbered 7649A,
-     - -"* ". District Registrar
Land Registry Office, Nelson B. C.
July,21st, 1909.
• NEW.JYORKi.Aug. 9r-The official
thermometer of the local weather bu-,
reau registered' 93 degrees at 3 this
afternoon,-the hottest day of the summer and* within 3 degrees of the-hottest August day ever recorded here
by the bureau.^ Prostrations- were
continually-, being "reported and five
persons, four of them Infants and one
old man died from the heat at the seashore; - . „. ••-,.,-'-'      ' -* ,. t '*•
U. M. W. A, Men Vote to go
On Strike-Strikers
Gaining Ground
t      '***4
B. E. WALKER, President
Paid-up Capital   $10,000,000
Reserve Fiind    -    6,000,000
h     i
In    -   ,,
Carbonado travel to Moyie on the
21st to play a return with Moyie, the
latter having'won the first game at
Carbonado on ihe 24th inst. It is expected that there rwllhbe a big crowd
travel'to thei Lead city and a good
time is expected. Moyie,will play
the same team as.at Carbonado. The
Moyie boys speak in high praise of
the kindness of the coal diggers, nothing being too ood for the visitors'.
3>vt^^yI^<^J^ween: ttie Canada West Coal Com-?
Dist.18, U. M. W   df J*.
It is hereby agreed between the Canada ,
West Coal Company.,Linilted,, of-the\flrst, .
part and .the employees of the said company
as ^represented by the'United Mine Work-,
ers of America, bistrict No.'18, of the sec-
ond part, that the following agreement and
scale of contract prices and wages' shall
govern"the parties hereto'foi* the "period ,
from-July 30th 1909 to March 31st 1911, it
being understood and "agreed' that* the par* ■
ties-hereto^ will, meet in conference,.--, sixty..
- days prior" to the •'expiration*'of this agree* -
.ment to discuss a renewal thereof.■-,-y*** •-•
Article 1—      ' -   * v '* '"    "/'"''   '-" "" "'"<"'
gated and* settled, he or they Bhall
not .remain in the employ bf the company.
If a claim be. made within five .days where
a manor men have been unjustly discharged,, the case shall be dealt with according
',  Machine  work - to be  divided  between
machine runners and scrapers as follows:
• Machine runner ..;.,.   4-7
Scraper .." .' 3-7      •
. .... ....        ..,, ,. ,. - ..   . . All cutting to be done ih clay, underneath /
to this article, and if it is proven that he or .      .   ,
they have been unjustly dealt with he or
"they shall he reinstated.! *
If claim is made for ^compensation V. for ,
" time1 lost; in case-where reinstatement Bhall
follow, it. shall be'left, to the Joint committee to decide what amount, if any, is to,be
;-pald..   - ",'!i J"    '<* , ' " *■
(e) ,Any breach of this; agreement by any
.Workers of America a full-recognition,, and.'. ,■
concedes the check off, system;; that is. to. i
say, upon the Individual request; Jn •writing,   -
of'any*of-jthe^company's" eteiployees,   the' ;
" Company"' shall """deduct^such* monies , vfrom  '
. their wages as Is designated-fondues, assessments, fines and initiations fees; ln oth:   ,
, er ;words, the company,will* retain, .from. v
• wages due employees' any sum, they 'may"
have, given orders upon the company for,
- in-writing, payable to such officers of   the
United Mine Workers of America as may bo
'designated in such., orders. ■. -. -\ . *    .; • -y * .
Article 2 \
In caso any disputes or grievances arise
under this agreement, or any local agreement mado in connection therewith, whether the dispute or grlovanco.is claimed to
have arisen by tho company or any person
or persoiiB employed, or by. tho mon aB a
wholo, thon tho parties shall ondoavor to
. Bottle the mattor ns   hereinafter provided.
But beforo any. grlovanco shall bo submit* „
tod to'the pit commlttoo, tho parson or per*., ,
sons' nffoctod shall ondoavor, by poraonal
aappllcatlon to tho pit-dobs, to sottlo thp,,
mattor, and in tho ovont of their agreeing,
thoir,doclslon shall bo final,
(b) In caso of any local dUputo arising
- In any.mlno, and failure to agroo botwoon
tho pit, boss and any omployoo, tho pit
commlttoo and mlno superintendent   shall
. endeavor to sottlo tho mattor, and in tho
:  ovont of thoir agreeing, thoir doclslon shall
■  bb final.
: (c) In tho ovont of tho failure of tho Fit
Commlttoo and tho Mlno Suporlntondoht
to sottlo any dlsputo no roforrod to thom, as
woll as In tho ovont of any othor dispute
arising, tho mattor In dlsputo shall bo ro*.
forrod to tho Oonoral Buporlntondont or tho
Oonoral Managor of tho Company and tho'
offlcom of tho Unitod Mlno Workors of Amorlcn, District No. 18 for sotllomont, and If
thoy agroo, thoir decision shall bo final.
Should thoy fall to airroo, It shall bo roforrod to a Joint commlttoo, said commlttoo to
bo mado tip of throo persons appointed by
, tho Canada Wont Coal Co,, Ltd,, and throo
porsons nppolntod hy District No. 18 of tho
Unitod Mino Workon of America for not*
(lament. If thoy agree Iheir decision shall bo
final and binding upon both parties, A majority of tho full commlttoo must voto In favor of nny notion boforo It cnn bo doclnrod
In tlio ovont of a failure to agroo, tha
commlttoo ahall ondoavor to uoloct an Independent chairman, and failing to agroo ou
an, Judrii-tiUakiit chuhraMt, llio Wulttlcr ot
Labor aball bo nskod to appoint auch chairman; the deeUlon of tha Committee thus
.   constituted ahall bo binding upon both,par*
tlOB, ■ y
tO>    i»   itlta   IttttAUlilUaS,   -tlMti   iu   *ii   UMi|
whilo disputes aro bolng Investigated and!
nettled, tho minora, mlno laborers, and all
othor pnrtlos Involved'muit contlnuo to
work pending Investigation, and until final
decision has been reached, but whero miner, mlno laboror or mine laborers, ha» or
have beon diachargod by the company while
hlfll    Or,   iheir    cate    Is   'biting     Invent I*
;'agreement, but the same is.to continue in
-full, force and, effect.;'^   It is-riot'* intended, * '
..however, by, this Bubsection to abridge-the
right* of'the men to s'usppnd work after final •    .
settlement as herein provided, if the Canada ,
West Coal Company. ;iLtd.",'; refuses"16 be
bound by any decision given against them
. under .this article.  ,_.; ••■"■..
Article.3   . ,.r.    '-I.-,.,.*, "-'.\
No -miner working at. contract work on
coal shall bo allowed to" hire laborers.
Article 4
' The company wiil "furnish' Bcrecned'• coal   ■
to their workmen at $2.B0 per ton, within a
radius'of one mile from tho mine."' Beyond
this radius haulago will be charged. ,'
Article 5
Tho Company'will-deliver all materials,
as nenr tho working,face as possible.
Article 6
The .Company will furnish duplicate state*
montB to all workmen and will pay by check
Artlole 7'
Any porson doslrlng to leave tho service
of tho company, shall on his request, bo
paid all monies duo him within two days
aftor his Btoppngo of -work,
Any person doslrous of leaving tho employ
of tho company will bo expected to glvo at
least two days notico.   ,
Article 8       ,
Tho company will mnko deductions   from
* all contract minors for wages   of   chock*'
wolghorB, somo to bo paid ovor to tho socrotary of tha local union,
Article 9
Tho matter of .doctor and hospital arran* ,
gomonts Ib to bo arranged botwoon tbo employoos and tho management, and whon bo
arranged tho company agroo to mako tho
. collections for that purpoBo.    .
Article 10
In caso any omployoo Ib thrown out of
omploymont, unions diachargod, ho Bhall bo
glvon proforonco ovor now mon,
Article 11
A working plnco In tho mlno whoro wntor
'   drlpR from tho roof In quantity sufficient to
wot a man's clothing, or whoro atnndlng
wator,la sufficient to wot a man's clothing
above hlfl knoca, ahall bo considered a wet
place | a placo where the uao of gum booti
will koop n mnna foot dry ahall not bo con*
sldorod a wot placo.
Article 12
Any loader Bonding up dirty coal shall bo
warnod by having hie nnmo placed on tho
chock board nt tho mouth   of tho slopo,
Throo offoncoB In any two months Bhall bo
,. .it,..,* ,.' »»i i...i ,....' #.. «i,. »,,,*.
IrirtmlttUir, aa«4   wa,„IUb,4.   (.tauila.   «a/«    ativuitriw^l,
Artlr.le 13
If a man la charged with caroloiB shooting
of coal, he ahall bo warned'for thei flrat two
of/oncofl, and on tho third offonco tho pit
boas shall take up tho enso with tho mlno
4JaiUiUI.Uv*a-«a-, Aiial ii  VU«i <4M  lit  i>.aj,tU  la*i  L**f
bo discharged. <i
All coal to ba paid for  on   run-of-mlno"
baala. ono tou bolng 3240 lbs.
Loading to Includo ahootlng, loading of
coal, putting up props and laying of track
In rooms. ■ '■'
Pick Mining ; '" ';. "** -7 .
Pillars in machine rooms, per ton SOc. -
' Pillars over 12 ft. up to 20 ft. 90c. '     ,'-
Rooms, Under Top Coal1''"''
Cutting 25c. per ton and 30c. per lineal yard-,
in rooms up'to twenty*feet',,J"oyer twenty ft*
yardage to be paid in'proportion.
Loading 50c. per ton. .-.•; _■■.*'** ■ • •
"RobmVr'Ta^ihTTDowniail'Coai-^ 7
,. Cutting.25c. per ton.- ""'
Loading 50c. per ton..     -, ' ! • '
, Entries and Narrow Work, Under Top Coal?
Cutting, 25c. per'ton,and 35c. per lineal}
yard. * .....
Entries and Narrow.Work, Taking  Down,
All Coal, ,
'    Cutting 25c. per ton and 30c. per lineal
yard. *'•-■'' ,.-.* -    •■ ■       :     ,
Loading 50c. per ton and fl.00 per lineal
yard. 'c , •   ■.•
Brushing in.Entries    ...,,., ;.
" '8 cents'per inchper linenl yard, If put In
cars or stowed In cross cuts without loading
in car.        ,,   '       : '    •        *
10 cents per inch per lineal yard if put in
car, moved away and stowed." '
' Room necks and widening but' rooms, ten r
yards narrow work;' This applies.to   both
u cijttors^and loaders.
.-. Timbering V        ,  .    , '»
Flat booms por sot-20c.
Round booms in entries, por sot 50c
Clod In ontrloB whore thoro ,1s no brush*1
ing done by. minor; loading and,stowing,
ten cents por inch por lineal yard.
Loading company taking   away   dirt six
cents per Inch per llnonl ynrd.
Stowing over ono hundred yards   from
working faco to be paid extra,  *
Minor to furnlBh explosives.
Clod Scale
Tho clod to bo romovod hy tho minor for
v nothing for the first four Inches; for flvo
Inchon 121*2' cents por llnonl ynrd nnd Bo,
for onch additional Inch,
Rooms ordorod to.oxcoed slxtoon feot to
bo paid.oxtritt in proportion,
Management of Mine
,   The right to hire and discharge mon, the
managomont of.tho mlno and tho direction
of tho working forcos, aro vested exclusively
In tho company, and tho Unitod Mlno Work-
orn of Amorlcn shall not abrldgo this right.
Handling and Pushing of Cars
Tho loader to rocolvo and dollvor his car
, at tho mouth of tho room,
< Inalde Day WageB   '
Rrnttlcomon , .,,,,$
nrattlcomon holpors
Timbormon holpors
Drivers ,,.
Tracklayers holpors .,     2.SO
MlnOfB     Itl     tff      IIMIMIIIIIMIMHI StVV
Pumpmen  * • *   -.».,. (»», (»11     3.00
Puflhor* ,   ;,,,       S.r>0
Pick Cnrrior, boyn ,,1.10 to 1.25
Trappors *** .•->•  .,. ..< ....•*....   ltlO
lllltll  ll
MMIf  III        MIMIM
tit      IMIlMMMM
Mnrhlrio-men .;     •"-..KO
Machine mon holpors     3.00
In wltnoia wnoreof tho parties hereto,
bavo borounto aet tho hands ot thoir proper
officers thla thirtieth day of July, 1909.
katittii .jNlih.i> MINIS ViV>'»VlV4iH-a Ui-'
C. Stubbs, Acting Vlet-Pres. (ils. 18
Hcpkln Svana
Charlea Rogsr
WalUr 8, Kldd, Managar
Witness: J. Bsttln
■ SYDNEY, N. S. Aug,:? 11—U. M.
W, of A. officials returning from
Springhiil give a positive assurance
that a strike'will be'called at the
mines there this week. The date set
for the men coming out has not been
definitely settled but it is almost certain that work will cease Tuesday.
. The strike will not be of a sympathetic character and will have nothing
whatever to do with the Glace Bay
difficulty. Conditions- existing at
Springhiil are worse than at Glace
Bay from the U. .M.". W. of A. standpoint.  • ■  •
Shorter hours and better wages and
improved conditions generally for the
miners are, what they will demand
at Springhiil.
A meetingof the U. M. W. of A.
is called for Tuesday evening at Sydney mines when the-advisability of
calling the men out from the Nova
Scotia coal mines will be' considered.     ' '
The decision to strike calls out the
body, of,men. employed byt the* Cum
berland Railway and .Coal Company
except .100 men belonging to the Bro*
therhood of Railway Employees and
it.will soon effect them also because
bf the fact that if the mtnes are tightly tied up it leaves nothing for the
men to do and they will be idle whe
ther. willing or not. While the men
are thus unanimous the company are
just as determined.
, General Manager G. R. Cowans will
put up posters in, the town Btatlng
that if the men desire to return to
work now they may do so on the same
wages,and on the old terms. < But
if they, do,not return and he.has to
close down the mines, he will never
take them back except at a reduction
of ten per cent.
. SPRINGHILL, Aug. 9—Tomorrow
morning the mines bf the Cumberland
Railway & Coal Co. at Springhiil will
be idle, tied up by order of the mine
workers, The situation at Spring-
hill will be different from that, at
Glace Bay because in Cape Breton the
P. W..A. has a good.share of the
workmen, but. at, Springhiil, every
man in the mines belongs to;or, Is in
sympathy with the' U. M. W. of A.
The decision to strike was reached at
a mass meeting of the* miners in the
drill hall, .where 4200 of the company
sembled.        7        ' "     '<-
• The' resolution declaring a strike
was passed unanimously. The vote
was /shown by. hands and-apparently
there was not one dissenting vote.
Branches throughout Canada, and in United States and England
business.   Sales notes will be cashed or taken for collection/ ' ■
RANITINir  RY  MATT   Acco"nt«*nay beopened by mail and monies
imumilU  OI   lllillli deposite(1   or   wi-ad^n   in this way -with
equal facility; » '77,     *. ■'
Manager, Fernie.
Always a choice supply of Beef, Pork, Veal,
Mutton, and Lamb on hand.   Hams,  "  *
Bacon, Lard, Butter and Eggs
Our Specialties
Fresh, Smoked and Salted Fish, always a good
assortment:   Try our Mince Meat,   r
^ Saurkraut and Oysters.
The 41 Meat Market Limited
Wholesale and Retail Butchers
Back to bur bid Stand
We beg to announce to our many customers that we have removed (o our old quarters next the Etnk of Commerce pending the
erection >of our new building opposite the king Edward hotel.
Dont's That May 8aye Many Thous*
, sand Dollars ,,    ,
. l.'Doii't when in tlio woods, throw
down a lighted match, cigar stub or
other flaming object; make Bure that
thc alfme has been thoroughly extinguished boforo throwing it away on
the ground.
2. Don't build your camp flro larger
than nocessary. ,.
3 Don't under any circumstances,
leave your fire unguarded, even for
a comparatively short time; seo that
It Is dead out boforo you go away
from It.
4. Don't build your flro In loavos,
rotten wood or other Inflammable
'5. Don't build your flro. against a
largo or hollow log, whoro it Is hard
to bo suro whon it has boon entirely
put out.
To those don't it may bo added that
in windy weathor or In a dangerous
placo, It Is woll to conflno tho flro In
a holo dug clean out down to tho mineral soil, A flro may smoulder ln
tho humun or "duff for daya only
waiting for a strong brooor, to fan
lt into a flame thnt may burn over nn
immense area.
Summor tourists and catnporB gon*
orally hnvo n bad reputation with tho
owners of tlmbor, ob bolng often n
caiiBO of flros, Such fires could hu
prevented almost without exception,
by a little enro oxorclsod on tho part
of lho cnnipors, who havo boon thn
unintentional cauno of much forest do*
utrucMon and who hnvo JtiBt na ronl
nn Intcorst In lho proHorvatlon of tho
forest s ub tho ownors of tho tlmbor
Fire   and  Accident
Beck Block
Room   3
Andy  Hamilton
Tinsmith and Plumber
We can furnish you with estimates in
anything in'our line
K^KKKR^K-^081^ KlWKX**-tt^r
PAnNALL.-At llrlslol, Hnulnnil, on
July 20, Thomna Luxton Pnrnnll.
nged CD years.
Will Honry ThomftH Parnull, supposed to bo In llrltlsh Columbia communicate wjth hU relatives. Tho ox*
....(...4,  ... nn*,.i.'y,\rif for him
The Hotel of Fertile
l-Ynili-'N l/'Halltif** ('(jmini'iel'il
and Toiii-lxt Hound
S. P. WALLACE, Prop.
am Buk
U the best remedy
known for tnnbum,
heit raibet, tcicma.
sore feet, stlngi and
blister*.   A skin food!
JII flrtwMt **i m*m - fcV.
!)ar mipplU'd with the twtit Wini***,
Uqunm and Cigars
Bar Unexcelled
All White Mp
Call in and
see us once
0. W. DAVEY & CO., Props. •■.r:'^" —-*w"n7"r
I'' ■
kuUMCK .* SWK!JMaw«H «^>»U.UI«r^a4>V
n'TCTTif* l»l>liWiT|i<mi
Will be put up for Auction on Monday Evening at
8 O'clock. To be Sold as a Rnnnirig Concern to
the Highest Bidder. » H. ROCHON
®ij* Mzltwl £tb$w
(1.00,'a year in advance. Address all communications to v tho "Manager" District Ledger, Fernie B. C.
Rates for advertising on application.
We believe, # through careful enquiry, that' .all the
, advertisements in this paper are signed by trustworthy
persons, and to prove our faith by, words, we will make
good to actual subscribers any loss incurred by trust-
, ing advertisements that prove to be swindles; but' we
, do    not   attempt   to adjust trifling disputes    between
&-ibscrlbers[;and honorable business men who advertise,
nor pay the debts of honest. bankrupts.
This, offer holds  good for one  month after    the
transaction causing the complaint;   that Is we must
have notice within that time.     In all cases in writing
. to advertisers say "I saw it in The Ledger."
Phone 48; Residence 9 Manager and "Editor
Several years ago a certain prominent judge
is reported'to have made the'statement that-the
poor man had no show in the courts. This may-
sound like tlie words of an obscure agitator, but the
man who said tliem> was no less a personage thai.
President Taft. This remark is quoted from an
address he gave before the Virginia Bar Association. - * . - '; .".'''
It is becoming more and more apparent .every
Tday that money talks louder in the courts of Am-
erica than any other commodity. "Equal rights for
•all, special privileges for none," was a famous American slogan. ,Yet amongthe rich men who have
been tried in the United-States during,the past ten
years, very feAv have been convicted. Even the
capitalist papers confess that Charles L. Morse,
recently sentenced to serve several years, has been
allowed to leave jail to attend to his business affairs.
Rich men come from the exploiting class. "When
their piratical methods smell to the heavens, ■ and
they are unable to conceal their deeds—when thc
hue and cry against them can not be smothered,
'these men receive the support of.their class. The
best lawyers arc retained for them, appeals arc
made; stays arc granted and quibbles framed. In
fact the rich man, who lias been indicted, may feel
almost certain that, all else failing, his case can be
prolonged for years—that lie will be able to end his
days peacefully in the full possession of his liberty. .
Jf rich men were ofi en sent to prison it would
only be a .short, time before we would sec a marked
improvement in Ihe places of confinement. Tlio
ruling class would not long hesitate lo tulcq, cure
of tho members of its own clnss at tbo expense of
bettering the conditions of tlie wage worker prisoners. For the men in power are thoroughly class
conscious. A Senator or Congressman can not
lie arrested during the timo ho is in office, And
it is almost impossible to prosecute a police officer
or a judge. if Ihey arc brought to trial, wo usually find several big politicians giving tliem their
support to the lust cxtremily. Generally the nc*
(•used hns been closely allied with them ami his'
"criniCH" nre so honeycombed with their own slindy
affairs tlmt self preservation compels thorn to soe
im through.
Havo you ever attended court and observed the
.HHli.rity mid dignity of tlio average judge? If
you lmvo not, inn be it your InisinesH lo be present
oi'Ciihioniilly nt 'lie i-riminnl or b'/jiiT '-i-v.rt proceedings, And mark well Ihe judge I The mini
who deeido tho fates of the poor wretches that come
tip boforo him. With what culm unconcern he
•doHigniitos tho starving workman, who has stolen u
lollars, to lho hIow dcnth-breathing horror of
'Sing! Or with what off-himd certainty men-
hXtran the ■•erimc.H" ol! thc hold up man, wlio is but
t]w txvtxt\\wl a? titxtdeix. mnfl 111" nrnnf nf bev fVUlivn
i . *
"he h'.ith mowii the wind nud vonji-i Ihetio'iiiPn,. tin*
M'.iili*.vinil, therefore let us punish the whirlwind.
The constitution provides that "excessive hull
shall not ho required," also "that cruel and un-*
•tt-a-wi, niiTiiailnncnl -ctVi-nll Tint he inflitM'-d " l.ul in
such things, of course, the constitution is out oi
date. In tho mattor of injunctions, howuvor, nnd
whoro its provisions can be cited to their ends, llio
constitution.is ovor on the tongue of ohi* judiciary. •
(iilsoii Gardner in an article that appears in
tho Appeal to Mfiimtn, c-rcdili (?) Judge Wrlglil
with saying that "thero is always homebody that
has to be ground in the mud." Evidently they
do not intend Hint it shall be the judii-inry.
Not long ago, President Taft is reported to have
said that we would probably soon eliminate- the
jury system. The first action I have, seen to this
end has already been taken by thc District Attorney's Association of Southern California. It was
decided to recommend to the State Legislature
important changes in .the laws governing grand
juries, civil and criminal cases, viz: a reduction in
the" number of grand jurymen, the return of a verdict by three fourths' of a jury, reduction of, the
number of challenges allowed the defense, and a
broadening of the scope of indictments.
All' over the country from Maine to California,
the state legislatures/urged by the prosecuting attorneys, officialdom and members of the exploiting
class, are assiduously at.work cutting off and curtailing rights and privileges. In this way, they
will make it almost impossible for a member of the
working class to escape the clutches of the law,
once he is placed under arrest—be he guilty or innocent. .   ' • '.;.'.
Q x , ,
Do you know the mon who "chance" (?) to be
drawn on juries year.after.year, who never have
any other jobs, and yet manage to live somehow
in comfort? It has always seemed strange .to me
particularly Avhen I noticed that .the -juries on
which , these men served invariably brought in. a
verdict against the defendant; Perhaps some one
more closely connected with the administration of
"justice" could explain this phenomenon..
No man is ever wholly unprejudiced, a judge
least of all. He usually coines from a well to do
or a wealthy'family. /Often he has beena corporation la*wyer.v His friends and interests are with
the exploiting,class. ' He sees things as .they see'
continued prosperity." Actual bribes may verv
rarely be paid our judiciary. At any rate, cases
where this has been done rarely conie to light. But
the judge is often influenced just,the same.     A
*>  °  .     Arrive Fernio
No. 213 West ..*■.*    8.48
No.  214 East  '.. 17.55
No.  236 Local East      8.48
No. 235 Local West   20.50
No. 7 West Flyer. 7.  10.40
No. 8 East Flyer -. .*...' 20.08(
a Chango takes'effect. Sunday June 6,
NO. 252
11.13      '
WINNIPEG, Aug. 13—Orders were
received from Ottawa.this afternoon
for the Royal Canadian Mounted Rifles to leave by special train immediately" for Fort William, where serious
riots are occurring between special
constables " and the striking dock laborers. ' ,
more potent, a more dangerous and subtle factor—
a desire tb serve those who are powerful and can
return the service, accomplishes the result. And
even where a judge has nothing to gain, his asso*
eiatcs, his own experiences and the experiences of
his class, all tend'to incline him toward leniency, in
his dealing with the rich. The same may be said
of all prosecuting attorneys. •■ Even juries hesitate to convict a rich and powerful man. Besides,
should a case be decided against him the Supreme
Court can always reverse the decision.
Nothing can shatter the beautiful faith (of the
exploiting class), in the "integrity of the courts."
Thc courts have never yet failed to. protect the
property holder. And this is as it has always
been. The law has ever been the bulwark of those
who possess economic powor, Always as new
economic forces have arisen, the laws have changed
also to foster and maintain thom,
Gradually the courts nre becoming stronger,
The attention of tho people hns been diverted towards other, mutters until the working powers of
our judiciary arc becoming a huge mennce to thc
working clnss.
, Backed by tho press, this great,force is slowly
but suroly enmeshing us, threatening tho few liberties tho prolcln'rint siill possesses. Jt will only
bo a quostion of timo beforo tho poor man who onco
falls into tho hands of tho polico mny well nbandon
Already, is the mnn who hns sowed oiie scntcnci.
rognrdod ns lho logitimnto proy of official powor,
For him nt lonst a govornment ovon liominnlly "of,
for nnd by tho pooplo" hns censed lo oxisl
, HiiUhi'n family bible Iiiih appeared onco more,
Throw thom in your fire nnd buy from your Iocnl
morchnjils. What does Kill on care for l-Yrnit*. Doch
Kalon pay local taxes? Docs ho help to build up
Hie town. No, Throw him down in* ho docs you,
. Clean rags wanted. Apply Ledger..
For sale—Two well situated lots In
the Annex. Apply L.,P.-Eckstein.
For Sale.—Hens with chickens. Apply T. Mott. Cokato'.
For Sale: The best paying proposition in Fernie. $2500 cash. Apply Box
13, Fernie B. C."
One hundred per cent profit on quarter section of land close to Creston.
For terms apply E. H.'H.,.District
Ledger.  ** ,
To Rent—Good four roomed house.
Also four roomed furnished, house,
suitable for summer- months, good situation. Apply Todhunter, Elko. '
Wanted—Man with good connection
and influence in Fernie and surround
ing country, mine foreman preferred.
Good salary to right man. Apply box
l_7_Ledser.     .    ■ : '/_
For Sale: Well furnished* boarding
house at Coal Creek. Good reason j
for selling. . Bargain to immediate
purchaser. Apply'house 149 Coal
Creek.. .-*  -.       *   .
Private sale of household goods,
thoroughbred poultry/, 'pigeons, and
song birds, also a fine pair of field
glasses. Apply at the residence of
Mr. Davis, last house north on Victoria
avenue, -
Furniture Moving a Specialty
11       ' l
Leave Orders with W. Keay
•»♦»*»**»♦*» ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
2  Lots
For Sa
In (fonnoction with tho 24 hour power proposition wo understand that the only cxlra cont to the
city would ho nbout sjili a day. Oct tho 2-t hour ser-
vioo by nil in on iik. Whnt is M n dny? ProgrosHivo
I'Vvn.o will nol Htnp for thnt nmonnt.
A oori'i'sponileut writes about tho post/office, It
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The Official Organ of District No.   18, U.M.W.   of A.
Fernie, B.C.,    August 14th, 1909
1       COAL   CREEK      t
From our own Correspondent t
w. -
*.- Teddy- Trafford , blew into camp \ on
Thursday morning looking: lii his. us
ual, good - spirits and resplendent In a
brand'*'new-suit of the latest ' Paris
"cut. ■ He informed your, correspond
ent that he now contenipaltes a trip to
the old country .-'7 Teddy appears to
have' struck 'a, gold mine during the
two monthsfthe has been gone". '
Born:'To Mr.  and Mrs.   Watson, on
Saturday; .July  31st, a daughter.
l'Th'e, monthly  examination  was. held
- last  week  for- miners certificates    of
competency.   We notice a Mr.' T.   K
Knox  has  succeeded  Mr.   George    O'Brien   as  secretary  of  the   examining
■' board. We understand the said Mr.
Knox 'has only ,be^n in this country
some two months' or so and., conse-
•tuently does not, hold any.tickets of
any,kind  in  this  country.  ,   The ap-
i pointment has not given satisfaction
to any one.. It is really wonderful
, how thoso, government , 'appointments
are received, the only .'qualification necessary seems to be to be well in with
• the company..',_ , There are not a few
men who. have lived-in this district' a
number" of years who hold first class
papers, and somes hold responslbleTpo-
sltlons at that'! who would gladly have
accepted  the.', appointment,'and  who
.feel1-"somewhat slighted in^eing-'pass:
'ed over in favor.of a stranger.,
- Robert Lowe and his wife from Fernie visited their many friends in Coal
Creek  last Sunday..
James * Cole,.?-the  check ; boy- on  the
tipple,  had   the" top' of- his. forefinger
taken off in quick stylo last Saturday.
' Jim'-was trying to "wood up" with the
result as stated. -
We are-informed that Mr. and Mrs.
A. lierridgo a.-o leaving here shortly
for Seattle. Mr. Berrldge has been
in the employ of the C. N. P. Coal
Company for about eight years, and
earned the respect ot both employers
■and employed. He, was most'courteous
to all who had business with him. He
was a great-favorite at. all. our local
concerts, always being ready and willing.'to [assist at any local gathering.
Their riumeorus friends regret. ■= their
departure and-wish, them success' in
their,new venture. '.      ; ■
Mr. Balderson lias returned-.'to the
Creek office- from Morrissey. We understand he is to succeed Mr. Berrldge
as accountant".*
Supt. Black of the M.'.P. &„M. desires lt~ to bo known'that his company
intend to put a stop to the practice of
.riding on the' platforms bf the-cars.-
The practice .is a, most dangerous one
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-vlsabillty of abstaining from doing.so
in future. ;> It„will save further trouble 'because the company are dotermln-
'ed*that'the practlcje shall; cease,; and
will prosecute offenders after fair.warning has been "given.,.',
Died—On "Tuesday, the 10th, tho infant son-of Mr. and Mrs. John Stephenson, Interment took place at Fernie
cemotory on-Wednesday the, Ilth.   ,'
An, accident occurred at the foot' of
No. 24 rootri;"19 Incline of "No. B'nilno
.on Saturday morning.' Two men
wore replacing somo ' broken timbors,
and had to put three centre props under throe broken timbers. Thoy woro
making ready to put in a now sot whon
a sldo crush came and knocked the
broken timbors out, ' One of tho mon
named .Goorgo..llullierforil .was caught
In tho crush, ono of lho booms, caught
lilm across tho - back and pinned ' him
to tho ground. ' Fortunately ,his' Injuries nro not as serious as was nt first
' thought, Wo hear he Is progressing
favorably , nnd hopo'for a speedy ro-
coTory. * ,
A cavo-ln uccuiTOd In tho 2nd loft 47
Incline on Saturday which laid that
nldo of'tho district Idlo all day, Tho
cavo nffectod somo nlno pair of men;
Mr. • ami Mrs, Syd. Wai ley loft horo
on Sunday last on a two woolen vacation, Tlioy Inland taking in Spokano,
floattlo and Vancouver, ,
Mr, und iMrs, HoiKlei'Hon - gavo a
Ki'anU party In tliolr boarding. Iioubo on
Friday last, Amongst thoso nronont
wo noticed Mr, and Mm. Marklam,
Mr, and Mrs. ICubboi'Hty, Mr. ond Mrs,
and Miss Atherton, Mrs, Taylor, Mr,
and Mrs. Albert Taylor, Mr, and Mrn.
l.nnonHtui', MIhh Ilunl and Mm. Qoorgo
Hunt and othorH too mimorpiiH lo mention, Hinging and dunolns woro ln-
dulgod In until thi) early hours of tho
morning, Tho procoodlngM woro on-
joyablo In tho uxtreino'and r©floct, credit on tho liont nnd IiohIuhh.
Supt. and Mrs.' Heathcote, left, on
Saturday on a short vacation. '..Mr,
R. Eoaf is" acting as superintendent in
his  absence.,        ' ''-• * .  .
, District 19 "No. 5 mine -was-idle bn
Wednesday through the breaking down
of the hoist.
, An(, exciting boar, story was brought
to our notice during.the" week. ; xlt
seems that Mr.' Ireland, Mrs. Ireland,
and Miss "Mdciimenf had climbed the
mountain above No. 2 mine on a blue
berrying expedition'. - They were a
short distance from tho top, and feeling
tired they rested a little and partook
of some refreshments. During the
fine they were thus engaged the- ladles several times mentioned that they
heard something moving about In "the
bush, ,but Mr .'Ireland reassured them
that there was nothing at all near
them. Tho berries were plentiful in
the spot and,Mr. Ireland made preparations to commence picking. He had
proceeded °but a .few yards from the
ladles when, suddenly ho was'startled
by a-low growl "and looklngjnto the
bush.beheld a'large brown bear. The
ladles had heard the growl also, and
were panic -stricken.*, ' Uttering ■ a
scream they started down the- mountain and Mr; Ireland followed.' He
repeatedly, requested .them to be cool,
as there was no danger of the bear
following. , Finally they reached the
bottom without further adventure, (thc
ladies,being In a-state of collapse,-but
made/the best of thelr,.way home. Now
comes the sequel. Y Two well known
individuals spread' tlie tale around that
thoy were' the . bear impersonators.
A dance was given In the'club hall
on Monday night which was well attended. The music, was good and everyone enjoyed themselves thoroughly,
Miv Thomas Wakelem was master of
ceremonies. . '_ • •   '
0The following, gentlemen were registered at the club during the week*in
tho' visitors book: •,,  ' '
Mr.  H. Snow, Fernie
Mr.   J.-Dodd,  Michel   -        •'     .7
Mr.   Beryl,,Simpo, .Fernie      .,    ' *    . •
'Mr. George Sikora, Fernie     ■    - ',
James ^McLaughlan,. Frank, Alta.
J., L.. Stephenson, Hosmer      ■
Dan Alton, Hosmer ",   '
" Jos. * Blakemore,   Fernie".    *   -   -
G.   H." Shaw,   Fernie .
A. J. ^.Carter, Fernie
7.E.  II.  Goldman, Coleman, Alta.
"C. Stubbs, Bellevue,'Alta. '"  •    '°'
J.  W. Chesterton, Hosmer ■
/ Charles Butoda,' Fernie,..
7 A.  Baugh,'Frank-f - -     .,   -■-     -    •■..
-7—---«*v****-*« *«**•■• laOi*-
lah' of -Frank Alta., were In'Coal'Creek
last Saturday. -: Aleck was taking part
in the football niatch at Hosmer and
took advantage', of the occasion to look
.up.hls. many frlends;and acquaintances
In*'Coal'Creek. He stayed-over until
Sunday night and left'by the six o'clock train to'catch the Flyer, at Fernie. ■ t- ■
'.It will be'of intorost to'the- many
old country, miners'ln tho camp and'In
the Pass' generally to learn that the
result of tho. ballot in, the different
countries comprising tho British Miners Fedoration shows a substantial majority in favor of carrying out'rule.23
which provides that a general strike
should bo callod In tho ovont of any
one of tho three countries in the**Fod-
uratlon bolng forced to a fight with
tho oporators,,'' The Immediate result
of tho ballot Is that tho Scottish coal-
mnstors have withdrawn the notices
of a twelve-and a half por cent reduction and tho govornment through the
president of tho Board ot Trado Is using Its Influence to avert wlnit would
bo a national caln.itropho, tho consa-
quoncoH of which would bo far roach-
Adam - CnilckHliaiikH rolur'nod from
tlm Stains last Sunday and looked un
IiIh friends In Coal Crook,' Ilo left on
Monday morning for PaHslmrg where
ho haw secured omploymont,
Dist. See, A, ,1, Cartor and acting
Vlco-Pi-eslilont Stubbs visited tho Crook
last Sunday, Mr, StuhliH has boon
Hlngnlnrly successful In bringing about
amicable HoltlcmontH In Hovornl campH
In tho provlnco of Alborta, and though
u young man ho hooiiih to have a Htrong
gniHp on tho labor problem,
Hilly Hup-hoH and Hilly Troland playod nnotlior quoit match In tho early
pari of tho wook lo dooldo the championship of Coal Crook, "riughoH wiih
ngnln successful the hcoio bolng -11
for HughoH nnd .'11 for Irolnnd.
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In InHt woolt'H Ihhuo wo announciirt
that ,T, KviuiH had met with an acol-
dont. Wo rogrot to ntuiniinco that IiIh
arm linn had to ho aminitntoil junt
above tho nlhow owing to tho oondition of tho orin below the olbow,
Win. HIiiutooUh Ih out,or tlio Iioh*
pltal ngnln whoro ho liad boon for flvo
Old WniTlol TlioiiniK loft horo on Krl-
dny tho Cth for Corbin, whero he will
take up tlm Rltuiitlnn an afternoon Hlilft
Jnok Crawford vIhIIoiI Cranbrook
lout wook to hoo IiIh wlfo who In In thn
hospital thoro. Wo are plonood la
hoar who In'progroHHlng favorably,
ArrangcmontH have beon mado, for
Ilov, Mr, Wllklmon of Fornio to vl»lt
liONtnor and Mioliol on i-iunuay iho I61I1,
Mc will be In TTnMiirv In llic inoviilnjf
and Mlohnl Ht. Pan I'n In tho ovoning.
Itov, Urowtlioi; of Mlohnl will ho In
Pt-rnlc in hi* eitad.
Nrn. Illlnnton loft horo Hunday lant
along with hor huiiliand for nialrmore
wlipro  thi'V will   msli-ii*  In   futuro.
Porcy Honkotli, MIcIioI'h loft full back
left horo on Hunday night for Blair*
moro whoro ho han obtained a bettor
t-ltuatlon,   -      ,
JoHopli Travln and mm loft horo for
Tuber on the <th; IiIh wlfo and family
will  follow later.
flctveral part leu m-idn anothor trip
down tho Klk river fluhlng lost wook
eaA and lomo nlco catche* wero made,
i, ll, Hlodman, Moort* and i.an.wy uUu
•went down the I.Ik.
Mr. .luck lliiHtliui, lato pit Iiomh of
Nn, 8 mlno and proHont Hiiporlntondont
of Cnnailn WcHt Coal Co. at Tabor,
vlflltod Mlchol on Sunday InHt and took
hack flcvoral mon.
Anothor aooldanl linpponod In No, R
mlno tli Ih wook, to ono of our foreign
brotlici'H, who HiiHtalnod a brnlcon log,
Hvan WllllntiiH loft lior on Monday
nlghl'H flyor for I.othlxiilgo,
A olirlHtonliig wiih hold on Hundny
ovoning lnnt at Tony Dolukii-i In old
town, Quito it nrowd wont down and
had a good tlmo.
II. Mooro and hoii loft horo for Tabor UiIh woolc. ,
Thu IluiiKiit'liiii Hoololy will hold
thoir annual Hportn on thn football
KtuuihIh lu-ro on Monday tlio 10tli. Tho
l*'o 11110 band will bn In attondanoo for
tho day,
A handHomd toward will bu paid tu
nny iwhoii giving any Information In
reicardn to who changod tho wIkkjIh on
MoLooiVh (allnH HooMv) il'nd Conilon'n
rig, it nppourH thai thoy hired .''Inborn
il),' t<> f,'n In lho JCJJ' j-J-.-4-j- uiu] whilst)
Rolling ovnrythlng In nhnpo Homo portion unknown changod thn whooln bnok
lo front, Away drove,the bright pair
nnd novor iiotlcod anything wrong unlil thoy returned, v/hen Fl-dier wanted
lo  cborfro  tl,.»*>i   nn   ii-IM,   .ir.n.  „,,rlr,,.v
Tli011 Ocorgo now tho Jolco and lot tliem
off Hcot free.. ,
A whlnper In going around that flco.
McKay, real oitato1 agent la about to
be married.
Dr, John blow hlmnelf to a new suit
thin week, May bo him that changed
the wlieclH,
A inue ot uuiiHual IntoroHl came up
for hearing In the court hoimo In Mlohnl on Weilni-Hdny evening, Augtixt
ith, before J, It. Hteadman I1. P. Af
ter the. preliminary hearing the case
was;again adjourned until Friday,, the
6th,' when it was brought before* H. F.
Weber J. P., when it was again adjourned until Saturday, at 3 o'clock so
that two justices could be present'.' In
the'.- opening of the case Harry Carr
was accused of haivng entered the Balmoral house on August 4 th and having
taken one lounge, the property of Harry Ryan, "the proprietor.-.On,the charge
being-read the deferidan/t. pleaded not
guilty.. ■ The defendant produced his
two daughters to give evidence on his
'behalf. The next witness called .was
J. Rushton, who it may be stated, was
one of the partners of H. Carr and Co.
Balmoral house, but during his evidence' he admitted to^the bench that
he^took no part in. the transaction of
the.sale of the effects,of the Balmoral
house "whatever. Harry Ryan was
next called and'stated that, he had had
an inventory drawn up on June 1 containing the household furniture and
accessories''of the Balmoral' boarding
house, and after a careful- perusal ' of
the same he agreed'to purchase, for the
sum of $1500; an agreement was drawn
up In proper form and presented to H.
Carr to read and sign whicli he did.
If at that time any defect was noticed
that was the time the alterations ought
to have been made. E.'.Barnes was
the next witness and corroborated the
evidence of Ryari; This was all- tlie evidence -'ind - court adjourned ' for about
16 minutes. On resuming the lounge
was ordered to be returned to its rightful owner and sentence was passed on
defendant for 30 days. ,1
A voting day took place here last
week on the doctor, quest.cn. Four
outside doctors and Dr. McSorley being
ih the running. -Dr.-Wilson of'Vancouver came'out with a majority'of
318 against McSorley 232, but another
vote was taken on the pay roll books
on, Thursday in the Company's office/     '     ' *'
•On Wednesday. August Ilth an inquest was held by the coroner A. Murray and six jurymen, Harry Rogers,
foreman, Harry Carr, Harry , Gregory,
D. Robinson, Pete Manc'uro; Thomas
Yates, touching on tlie death of Gues-
eppi Boretla, who was 1 killed on tlie
.mountains by a tree falling and crushing his skull.- A verdict was returned of accidental death, attaching no
blanie. , ,. ,
Tn the comments' of Michel Reporter
last week we notice a comment on the
progress of the development of the'
Michel mines with the statement of
one day last week the output amounted
to .16000 tons. We fancy ' the editor
carries a large stock,of naughts.        •*
P. J. Horgan and wife of St. Paul.,
yardmaster of the N. P. Ry.', have been
visiting.W. C. Cavanaugh and wife of
New Michel, and have-returned home
after a* very successful .fishing trip
in Michel creek.-P. J. caught the largest trout ever seen here—weight, 8 1-2
pounds. -  ., , ' . ',
(The Editor does not hold himself
responsible for the opinions expressed
by correspondents.)
Corbin B. C. Aug. 8
Editor District Ledger:
Sir:—I take this means of Informing the officers and members of District 18 U. M. W. of A. and the general public who are in sympathy with
tho trades union movement, that a
man by tho name of John Dullto is
travelling from camp to enmp, and Is
trying to organize tho miners into a
new union, which ho has named the
Canadian Miners' Union. John Bullio
wns expolled from tho local union,
2715, Cardiff, Alta, nonr Morlnvllle,
24 milos north of Edmonton on Sop-
tomher 22nd, 1908, 11s per the following notico which waB published tn tho
"Local Union 271 li Cardiff, Alta.,
Sept. 22, 1908;
"We expel from tho U. M. W. of
A., John Bulko nnd llnrry Johnson for
breaking their, obligation by helping
to bring BcnbB Into cump to fill union
mon'B plncos.
Descriptions: Bulko Is nbout G ft.
11 Inchon, white hnir, weight nbout
170 lbs,, nationality Austrian; hns a
mouBtnche, nnd hus iilao boon In businoss In Fornio, B. C. Johnson la nbout
G ft. fl Inches, weight nbout 100 lbB.,
Rllm built, round shouldored, hnir dnrk
groy nnd inouHtncho, nnd nlso ..has
worked Jn Frank In 1907. Nntlonnllty
of hia own.
So brother*., hownro of thoso two
mon, nnd if nny of you como in con*
tact with thom, pnss them on nnd
keop thom going.
Recording Rocrolnry.
Ho thon wont to Tnbor, Altn.. Hccur*
od n job nnd Joined tho union, Ilo only
worked n short tlmo nt Tnbor, obtain*
ml n trnnBfor enrd nnd wont to Hollo*
vuo, got Btnrtod to work, and turned
his transfer card into Bellovuo local.
Shortly nftor tho Inauguration of tho
ntrlko of this spring, John Bulko ho*
gan to agitato hU fellow countrymen
nnd on account of IiIb tm'ovIouh con*
nocttons with tho U. M. W. or A.,
nnd thu fact that ho la suppoHoil to
understand tho English Innguaga, ho
ivtis uhle to mislead thoso who wero
looking to him for explanation nnd
'Ino oxU'tit to which ho Imposed 011
tho credulity of IiIb followers mny ho
gnthorod from tho tnonnlnig of the
"cloBod shop," ns ho ntatod Hint It
meant work for English speaking poo*
pio only, and nil others would havo to
leave* tho country.
Within two weeks of tho eommoncomont of thc strike hu wan uwUIuk ul*
tempts to repoat his actions at Cardiff.
.. Shortly" afterwards." the *" officers
found out about.Bulko having been expelled from the Cardiff local", called a
meeting, and'on' the strength of a letter written by "Thomas E. James, international. organizer of District 18
U. M. W. of A., John Bulko was expelled again from Bellevue local.
In'replying to the-charges' made
against him and for the purpose of protecting himself, he stated that on. the
request of the^ manager, he had gone
to Edmonton, and in the company of
others, had sworn - to statements embodying a detailed account of what
had transpired at a business meeting
of the„ Cardiff local union, thereby
adding further condemnation by his
own evidence.
Then John Bulko got up on his dignity and swore eternal vengeance on
the JJ. M. W. of A."'and threatened
that he would disband and disrupt every local in district 18, and destroy the
International union and establish a
new Canadian, union'.
How much he has succeeded the
following will show.
. There are about 27 S^avs and one or
two English speaking men at Coleman at the headquarters, and about
a dozen at Bellevue. There are no
more at any other camps I know of,
and I should know for I travel from
camp to camp all over District . 18.
This does not concern me much, or
alarm nie in the least and I would not
take up a pen.against John Bulko if
he was fair and truthful, but vkhen he
slanders our, grand and battle scarred
union, the.U. M. W-. of A., which has
withstood the onslaught of the combined force of organized capital and
operators, and is marching on triumphantly all over the' American continent, stronger in purpose than ever,
and growing in. numbers—when a man
of Bulko's 'character in connection
with the iabor movement attacks and
slanders this grand old organization, I
as an officer of this union, feel it my
duty to stand up in its defence and
show up tiie slanderer - in his true
light. John Bulko told the Slavs at
Corbin that,District 18 U.'M. W. of
A. had ceceded from the national organization, and was now an independent district organization, whicli is a
falsehood, and he knows it is-untrue,
and that"is the means, along with various others, by ■ which ' he persuades
the Slavs to sign up to his new. union.
-ITo nlcr*,Jfa11c_'-la£a_C!ina,n_4ii*4a».r_«al4a4..K_l.£.
goes that all the Slavs in Coleman
joined the'new union numbering 250,
which is a falsehood, for there are not
30. , He states that "all,, the Slavs'in
Bellevue and Michel are in the new
union which is also a falsehood. Bulko was in Corbin a few days and then
held a meeting.
Only two men came to his meeting,
one AngUB Chaloi Bulkos secretary at
Corbin, and one other, and Bulko left
Corbin in disgust after that meeting.
Bulko has the brazen effrontery to
approach the very.men whom ho has
deceived and betrayed in almost every
struggle and strike when the. men
wero out for hotter conditions,
The few men who tolerate a,man
liko Bulko as a leader of a labor organization aro to bo pitied and loft
alono. Perhaps vory soon tho wool
will drop from their eyes and thoy
will behold tho monster who hnd on
various occasions tried to strnnglo tho
labor cause, but who has always miserably failed.
It Is ovldont that this last effort on
his part to disrupt' our organization
will bo short lived, Judging from tho
progress he Is muklngi It will all
go up in smoke llko the hot nlr ho Is
poddling, and then old John will be
obliged to Book othor pastures green.
Yours (ruly,
ergy but those who have not built,will
go almost scot free. ,      >
Is there a new game, patented    in
Fernie—the game of favorites?
Thanking yon for your ■]  valuable
space.,       a      *-'.•.'"
■> Not a Favorite
Editor Lodger:
Sir: fan you enllghlon your veii.l*
em ub to whon tho post offlco building will bo completed? Why nil tho
dolny? Is It bocniiBO tho Llb'ornlB
horo nro so fow that thoy mny nlmost
bo counted on tho flngorB?* Thoy sny
thnt $7 n dny Ib being pnld for nn Inspector, for whal ?
Oh do, Mr, Editor, toll the peoplo
why this building Ib to tuko nn eternity to flnlflh. Tho good Llbornl gov*
eminent sent monoy lo San Francisco
nnd lo Italy hut hnd no thought for
IIb own suffering people horo In Fornio, not oven tho thought' of giving
thom thoir post offlco.
Soon will como Iho wlntor nml the
double toboftgan sllilo In front of tho
prcacnt post offlco will Innd somo on
 whoro,     Won't tho city havo  to
pay damaguu for accldonls that may
happen? Can't tho govornment ront
ono of tho brick blocks until tho post
office* hilll'llntr In flnlRhcd. Tho Tetrtd
block looks ns though It might ho
opon for rontnl,
If tho pout offlco wnH movod (hero
It would ho nlmoHt 11 pennanonl tenant. ,,
I have nnotlior complaint, Mr, Kditor, which Ih nn follow',,' Somo btisln-
chb men hnvo spent largo sums In or*
eel Ing largo bulldlngH. Othors go on
slnylng In thoir temporary (shnll wo
call thom permanent) 'luartors. Ib
thoro no limit to thin occupation of
temporary bulllndd iHUtnUm .uMrtc
temporary buildings?
Yuu kiue Mi'. E'lUoi ll..*,*, thou.) who
havo built will bo taxed for thoir on-
Coleman, Alberta, Aug. 7
To Mrs.'J.   Emmerson  and Family,
Coleman, Alta.
Dear'Madam: We, the feilow workers and brothers of the Coleman,Local No. 263-3, U. M. W. of A. wish
to tender our heartfelt sympatliy in
this your hour of need. We therefore
resolve that whereas the Great and
Supreme Ruler of the Universe has,
in his infinite wisdom, removed from
amongst us one of our, worthy and
esteemed fellow laborers, Joseph Emmerson,'and whereas the Intimate relation held with him in the faithful
discharge of his'duties in this society,
makes' it eminently befitting that we
-.1 ■ 1
record our appreciation of him therefor. Resolved: That the sudden removal of such a life from among' our
midst leaves a vacancy and a shadow
that will he realized by all the members and friends of this organization,
and will prove a. • seripus loss to the
community  and  public:.
"Resolved: That with deep sympathy
with the bereaved relatives of the
deceased, we express our hope that
even so great a loss to us all may be
overruled for good by him who doeth
all things well: "
Resolved: That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon- the records
of this organization, a copy printed in
the local newspaper .and a copy sent
to the bereaved family.
Signed on behalf of the.U. M: W.
ol A/\
Ed.  Holmes Wm.  Graham""7
President"   „ ,      ,*• Secretary
J. O. C. McDonald   Il/smith,, H.
Crows Nest Trading Co.
General Merchants
The   Store   of  Good Values
Agents-"Bell Pianos"
Sold ori monthly payments
Victoria Ave.
Fernie, B.C.
Corset Covers Tiimined Laces & Embroideries,froui : 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 over offered.   Some
are slightly soiled, therefore" bought at big discount ° .50
All those wlio purchased in the January whitewear sale will find"
this whirewear still better value,
Come early and get a good selection .
MRS.   E.   TODD
James, committee.
"„MONTREAL, Aug. 10—Because of
a trivial quarrel over-the point as to
who was the better coal shoveler, J.
St,'Marie-, tonight fired five shots
from a revolver at an Italiah named
Audetti..; One of them pierced his
boot,and the others went wild, St.
Marie has made good his. escape and
the city is being systematically hunted for him. That the, murder was'
premeditated was shown by the time
that elapsed between the quarrel and
the shooting. St. Marie was lying
in .wait five hours after the quarrel
at the'time when Audettl was coming
from work.
Depew, McDonald
& McLean Co., Ltd.
Fixtures,  Light
and Bell
Wiring,   Etc.
Phone 61
Fernie Opera House
August 17
An   imiluncliK   nf Mlrtli   nml
l'i-*i><,<>iil.*.l hy tho wiiiio I'liih.mtli*-
i-nmpniiy of clever nviMn liml
recently   ploiiHed   in   H]vi*kiiiii>,
Vnwam.i'i, Vita*..i.i, -.'.\i^>t,»;i,
Kdinontmi ntul nthd- weMcni
Tltc Bin -t-tauflfli Show
With "Excellent Munlc
Prlcei, Jii I.IX). 7.V ,*•*■■•
SuntM oiii hctlefif .-"•iiilil'il'y'ai I'lUff
SI ore
One foliar a week .saved i\s a uionth'f*
extra .salary earned "at the end of thc
year. Save a dollar this ".voek and
keep it up. The Home Bank pays
full  compound interest.
W. C. B.  Manson Manager
To purchase just the goods you want now at considerably leu
than the regular prices. We have odds and ends In the follow*
Ing lines which we wsnt to clear, out before the season is, en*
tlrely over. On some Items the price Is cut in half, while on
others the reduction li smaller, but every line offered represents
exceptional value,
Most of these lines are sampled in our  windows
Come In and let us quote you.
this     week,
Whimster & Co,
Whlffl Ptnln-j, N Y-  Aug.  1*.'    Intt
Ico Mills handed down n derision this
llabi'iiH Coi'iiiiH under which Thnw
cnrfc-ivori-d In nectire hit rciennn from
Mnttnwati ikiut remands him tn   the
ii.iniil'k'*' ik'cWuliiK  llnu   lli.n>   Tlin* (I'.iMludy oftl,»« ill ale nut horn lux of ihnt
Is Insane.  Ho (Unmlm-ed the wilt .of; Institution. ..J.4.,aj<4«a^.^.i^^wam^.?yrf'M»^.^^ .,. ... .:^oWojilin
l* - •■ * '       f
Sporting' Itep$s
Football, Lacrosse and Baseball.   Racing?,
The league competition is drawing
to a close and the lack of interesting
fixtures is being generally, felt. We
have not had a game at thi** end.of
the Pass for three or four weeks and
interest is on the wane. Only one
game in the competition was played
last Saturday. Hosmer and Frank
"were the contesants.
The game was played at Hosmer,
and was well contested,. Frank gaining
the points by the odd goal,' the final
result being Frank 2, Hosmer 1.
Frank now occupy the fourth position
on the table while Hosmer are in tbe
unfortunate   position  of not  having
a solitary point to. their credit. ->
The league table to date is as foi*
ows:        ' "   '
PI. Wn.   L'st. Dr.   Pts.
Michel     10      8    ' 1      1 *'.17
Coal Creek '.. v 9 7 0 2 1*.
Fernie   ..'.... 10       3      2    ' V ,11
Frank         8       4      ,2      2     10
Frank .<*   7       3       2      2     .8
Coleman* .... 9 ' 4 - '4« -.1 ?
Bellevue .... 9 1 7 1 3
Hosmer    .... 11      0     11      0 .    0
Two, points for a win and one for
a draw.
The games on the card for today
are: " ' /  .,
Fernie vs. Frank at Fernie.
>   i       ■
Coal Creek vs. Coleman at .Coal
Creek, . \ ' ,*    -'
It is doubtful if either of these two
games will be played today. We
understand that Coleman have notified the Coal Creek club that, they
cannot fulfil the fixture and request
another date. '
As the season is so-far gone," and
the Fort Steele cup_ ties', have still to
he played It will be'almost impossible
to arrange another date for this game.
Fernie has dropped out of the competition' as they find it - impossible to
false a team. We are informed that
the Frank club are trying to fill' In the
vacancy with a game vs. Coleman.
Coal Creek have been in communicd*'
tion with Michel during the week trying to arranre. a date for the replaying of their protested game, but we
are informed that nothing definite has
transpired. . " \7/ ',    - . , '
, .What may be the deciding game in
the* competition will be played at
Michel next Saturday. August • ,21st.
Coal Creek supply the opposition and
a good game should be the outcome.
Coal Creek usually run a special train
for this game, and if arranements can
be made, /will do so again. - Should
Coal Creek* win this game, the championship will be decided for another
year, but if Michel wins or draws, an-
other game will be required to decide
its destination. ,   .     .'.-,.,' *;
■ - Both teams will be/out to win and
no effort ,wlll be spared to secure that
end. Michel have the, ground a,j:
vantage which is; a consideration,     :
The Michel tea*m is built on strong
lines and they have a' decided advan;
tage in weight. Coal Creek have the'
lightest team ln the "league', their fori
wards, being especially small but what
they lack in inches they'make up in
tricky play. We hope to see condition*} ' favorable* to., a, good display
and we trust that the best team will
win.    ;   '      • ■     ....-*" ","■ **.     *
, WINNIPEG, Aug.^lS-^Cauada's Bx
position committee is busily I'.iuggini;
away to complete the work which is
to * put .the Exposition project into
shape for another presentation to the
Dominion government in, the fall. At
the time of the first presentation of
the" committees memorial Sir Wilfrid
Laurier asked for more detail; request
ted.the committee to! produce figures
of-cost of other expositions, derived
from authoritative sources. Sii\- Wll-
tee to find out definitely what the
western provinces will do toward ■»***-
porting the Exposition, and to' meet
these very reasonable. requests made
by the premier the Exposition committee is diligently at work. , _ ,
British Columbia Favorable
In pursuance of Kb search for definite information the committee delegated Mr. A. L. Johnson and Mr. C.
N. Bell to wait upon the British Columbia government to ascertain   just
what the big western province would
do in support of the exposition. British Columbia has been favorable ' toward the project from the start, and
the very great importance of having a
complete exhibit- from this province
has been one,of the foremost things
in the minds of the exposition committee. The conference had .by Messrs
Johnson and .Bell.with Premier * McBride at Victoria' last ,week," lacked
finality, but only for the,, reason that
a full attendance ofthe British Columbia cabinet could not be „ obtained at
that time. The same^sharp interest
that has been > shown ail along'was
promised as soon as it is possible ta-
deal with0 the matter at a meeting
attended by all'the members of the,
Cabinet.   -        *'      ■ ,    •
Fifty-Fifth Session Opened Monday at Saint ,:
^ Joseph, Mo.
SUDDENDEATH   "*    '■    7;
v. BELMONT, Man. Aug;j 13—Donald
Cummlngs.' 38 yeras of age and one of
thc pioneers of this district dropped
dead this morning. Dr. Stevenson is
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 guaranteed satisfactory.
O. N. ROSS, Sole Proprietor
Workingman's Store
We carry a full line
of Boots and Shoes,
Hats, Hose, Suits,
Shirts, Coiiars, Ties,
Everything for men
i i
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. Aug. '9—The 55th
convention of "the International Typographical convened today in the Coliseum, St. Joseph's big convention
hall. Addresses of welcome were made
by Mayor Clayton, President Burnham
ofthe local typographical union and
others', and a response by President
Lynch of the International Typogra'
phical union, after which the convention "began consideration * of' a large
volume of* business, ultimately adjourning until Tuesday morning, to
hear the report of the credentials com
mittee on contested, seats.
The reports of President' Lynch and
Secretary-Treasurer Hays show great
progress made hy the .union during the
last year.-
The International Typographical union is fifty seven years old, and with
the present gathering haB had. fifty-
five gatherings within its life time.
In 1896'and 1898 biennial conventions
i '•        i i       -- .....
were held. The International Typographical union claims to be the oldest national or international organization of Bhilled labor in!the world, its
sessions here this week are attended
by three" hundred delegates and eight
hundred, visitors. *    ,   ,.,    ,
Masters of. importance, that are, to
come before the convention are propositions for. the establishment bf an insurance feature, and certain .changes
proposed in the pension, policy, that
was made effective by the union one
year, ago.   T  -. .''•,,
' The relations between the union and
American . Newspaper',Publishers association will also be up for consideration. ,        ,   -       "■.,',.
The International Typographical un
ion has.many features that are unique
with labor organizations, and which
stamp,the union as.one of the most
porgresslve in the labor field. The
pension policy, for instance,.is distinctive with the.International Typos'--*,-jh
ical union. Under the pension" law the
members who have reached the age
of 60 years arid are unable to secure
sustaining-:employment^at the' trade
are paid %i a week. The payment of
ered the .function of the government,
but In this instance the union*evidently believes that its veterans .should be
taken care of independent of state or
nation. The payment of pensions-be-'
gan .with,the first, of last August, and
lip to May 3i, when the union's fiscal
year closed, $67,580 had been paid to
pensioners while the administration
of the fund had cost only $2000.
The union also conducts a home at
Colorado Springs, and .contributed dur*
ing its fiscal year to this institution
$86,518.31. The actual expense of
conducting, the'union printers home
was $72,598.94, and thero wns a balance In'tho Home fund of $32,237.63.
The receipts and expenditures of the
Homo from its• Inception'' to May,'31
1909, woro $807,801.29 and $835,463.60.
Tho Home, proporty at Colorado
Springs Is valued at. $1,000,000.   '
Tho union pays a burial benefit of
$75,00.'     7 '
During tho fiscal year thoro wero
509 deaths and* the benefits paid In
all amounted to $38,175.,
For -advertising its union label tho
union paid out $7,617.48;
Tho expenditures of tho International Typographical union during Ub fiscal year wore $161,544.45.
Prom tho year 1891 to 1909 tho union rocolvod $0,188,045,75, and expended $5,950,898,90, this sum Including
tho oxponso of conducting thc Union
Prlntors homo. '
Tho Union linn a membership of
47.17*1.     " ,       	
The union also conducts a tochnlcal
school at Chicago for tho bonofit of Its
members and apprentices who desire
to perfect themsolvcs In thoir trado.
Tho HOHBlons of tho convention will
contlnuo throughout tho weok.
reliable Grape Cream o!
Tartar Baking Powder
* f'fiy cream ^
7 Powder is In the exact form and composition to™'. ■
-'     which it occurs in tbe luscious, heallhlul grape.
-^ -v-  a. *.„,.   ,
Improves the flavor
imd adds to ttie health*
*£: fulness of the foo^ ;
JV6: Alum
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Barrister-... and Solicitor
Fernie, 8. C-
L. P. Eckstein
D. E. McTaggart
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Cox 8treet   - Fernie, B. C.
F.C. Lawe
Alex. I. Fisher
, Fernie, B.,C|
Barrister snd Solicitor0
;[. Sunday School oZf'tlZ
fT OH the Lesson by the'Rev. Dr. Linscott forth* International'
Newspaper Bible Study Olub.
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Hours 9 to 1; 2 to 5; 8 to 8.;
Residence 21 ViotoiiaAve,
Thirty two p-iRon of Hoolct reading
Including now fashions, short ntorlos,
and beautiful illustration** nmlco tho
August Issuo of tho Homo Journal
tho host ovor published of thnt pro.
Rresslvo womans' maRaKlno,
Bpoclal artlnloH nnd lllustrntlons on
"Tho Puro Milk Campalxn" toll about
thn splondld work holm*, dono In tho
vicinity of Toronto, "Regatta Day
In St. John's Nfld," Is a graphic do
scrlptton ot ono of tho greatest cole
hrntlftnn nf tbnt enelent enlntiv, lt Is
-wrlttnn hy Lady flay and Is In hor
host stylo.
Tho second big Instalment of tho
serial "Tho Mystery of Barry In*
gi'atn,' will doubtless bo road with In*
1i>r<**Rt bv those* having read the opening chapters of this Absorbing mystery
story In' tho July Issuo.
Tha Ilousohold Hints nnd Culinary
Conceits pagai aro brim full of Interesting notes Cabbages and Kings, and
But That'a Anothor 8tory, aro In a
lighter vein and tho splendid Illustrations and descriptive mattor of fa*
anions for young and old htrip tu make
tho August Issuo the largest ten cents
worth ever offered to Can sd Ian women. Tho special fashion number
will to out August 26.
AUGUST 15, 1109
• Paul's Third - Missionary Journey—*
Ephesus. Lesson Acts xvill:23 to xix:
22.        ■■'*•        ',    "   \       -■•■*.   *-
" Golden  Text—The'  name  of    the
Lord Jesus was magnified.     Acts' xix
—17.   -';" "   -   .--/ "    ,  -, %
Verse^ 23!—Is a systematic, 'follow
up syBtem'7"a8 essential in Christian
work as it "is*.to successful business?
Afe,.'any sb, strong that we cannot
deriyej'j'strengthehing" from the prayers and, the experien.-e of others,* and
are any; so lrweak . thiit ,we may "nor
strengthen,others? - "*..   .^;
of,knowledge necessary in .order .that,
one may;be.a true,child of God?
' .What are .the minimum qualities es,
sential > to become a preacher0 of' the
gospel?. . .     .', r .   ,
*-"* i ■•
^What good qualities for a preache;*
did this'man'Apollos possess?-'   " "'
What'dldv the* baptism of John include and what did-*it'lacU of .'full*'
orbed Christianity?    "'     .'"   :
What.'percentage of present- day
preachers will'exceed Apollos (Din
their zeal and ability, (2) in thoir
Christian knowledge, i.e., personal ex
perlence of Christ's gospel? *
If" Apollos' had been conceited. or
anything less'than a man1 of God,
would he .have submitted to teaching,
from a layman and,his wife?
Verso 27—Should laymen uso tha
pen moro frequently to help preachers
whom they know aro going to other
Verse 28.—Why is lt that God has
conditioned all human progross and
betterment, Including a knowledge of
the gospel upon tho zeal, ability and
goodness of those who already enjoy
its benefits?
Chap, xix: 1-7—Woro Uiobo twelvo
porsons whom Paul found at Ephosus
actually tho reconciled children of God
nt this tlmo?
What proportion of present day
Christians havo practically tho samo
oxperlonco as theso twolvo dlsciplos,
whon'Paul mot thom?
Is tho Holy Spirit, as spoken of In
this losson, generally received at or
suhB-aiquunt to conversion?
If lt Is now tho prlvologo of ovory
Christian to rocoivo the, Holy Spirit
and to walk In Him thereafter, bo*v
may Ho bo rocolvod?
Was thn gift of tongues and prophesying then, or Is It now n necessary
accompaniment to tho baptism of thn
Holy Spirit? (Soo I Cor. 12: 4*11; 29
Is thoro anything nocossarlly lm*
pllod In rocolvlng tho Holy Spirit,
othor than tbe constant realization
that Qod dwolls In uo to koop .■«
holy, to guldo ub In all things, and
to glvo us necessary powor and,win
dom to carry out God's purposos concerning us?
' Verse 8—Why ought, or ought not,
the pulpit new, te Paul did then, to
"dispute1' or argue and bring convin*.
Inn en nt a, enmnelbna ment reason*
by powerful evidence, of the truths ef
Christianity, and not be content with
simple declamation ■■ le now eo com*
man? (This question mutt be ins
wered In writing by membere of tho
Verses 9-3ii—Apart from tbo miraculous power that Paul had, what was
the secret of his success?
Vorsoe 13-17—Why do nomo today
blaspheme tho nemo of Qod and daro
tho power of Qod; aro thoy possessed
with the devil!
Verses 18*23.*—Doea conversion al*
waye Imply rwaUlutlou, aud tho forsaking of overy evil way?
lesson for Augtul 32, 1D09—Paul**
Third Missionary Journey.—Tho Blot
In Rphcius. Acta sh'SS-M-l,
AUGUST. 22 1900
;,   W, A. CONNELt. .
Pioneer Builder and Contractor of
y '      Fertile;; y -.
Paul's Third Missionary Journey—
The Riot in Ephesus. . Acts 19:23 to
20:1.    ",-'•'
Golden'Text: He said unto me, My
grace' is sufficient for thee, for my
strength is made perfect in weakness.
2 Cor.' 12:9. .    '. , -    -
-.Verses 23-27: Does the successful
presentation of truth always mean a
war, with' evil?       V.
When the   general, welfare of the
people .is injured by, the business'of
the few,'is;it or is.it not the business
of the state to make such business
'illegal?       ;.       ...•<•      *    "7;
spread-of Christianity as in.this case,
has closed up injurious business enterprises.-,.; t.J^   ,   r- --- yy;: &-y
"'Should ;**.;worker for, God^ *:-**3e his
efforts*if he-sees he Is hurting.some
person's busienss? >   ,   ^   • ■ ;•
If 'the spread "of Christianity.'hurts
a class, of business men should we
compensate the losers. ■'     ' ".    '7 '
If Demetrlum himself had become a
Christian, would It* have been In his
business,Interest in tho long run?
. Can,a man be true,and honorable
who protests, for business reasons,
against the, application of Christian
principles to the community?     . , 7
Verses 28*29: How much sense or
reason Is .there in an angry and ox-
cited crowd? „    '       ,      ' y
Which' Is gonerally the more unreasonable, if not insane, an angry individual or, an angry crowd?
Was it tho dangor to their business
or their religion, which most stirred
the anger of theso people?
Which liiterost most Influences tho
avorogo' man, his business or his religion?
Who woro Galus and Aristarchus,
and what influenced their Illegal arrest?
Verses 30*31: Should a man risk his
life for ovor so good a cause when ho
Iiiiowb it will do no good?
Should a man ovor rcfuso to risk his
life for a good cause If by so doing,
he can conHorvo its interests.
What principles should guldo us in
running risks for tho cnuso of God,
-vhlch Is always tho causo of human*
Was Paul's first impulse right to
rush In among this ngry crowd?
Whon should wo * and when' should
wo not ho govornod by tho first im*
Vorso 32: In tho, usual riot or mob,
what proportion of tho crowd,know
what thoy aro contending for?
Versos 33*3*1: What did Aloxandor
want to say to this mob?
Why did tho pooplo cry down Alexander?
Cnn any man reason corroctoly who
Is bllndod by rollglous projudlco?
Versos 35*41: How do you estimate
tho charactor of this town clork?
Are we under at much obllgailoii to
take good advice from a'heathen or
an Infidel eo we are from a Christian?
(Thle question must be anawered In
writing by membere of the club.)
Who wuh tho nudd-M* Uia.ua fiUPpti**
od to bo and what was her worship
Was It superstition puro and simple
or la thoro any ground for bollof that
the Image ot the gGdufei.., Innrnia a,-1,
fall down from heaven?      \\
Ia It ovor wise to act whon undor
the Influonco of anger or passion
Does It often happen that ono cool,
level headed man can dlsporse a
Chapter 30:1—Do Christiana in
these daya enow* *ho love they ham
(Me for another ae th-*.*.' ontht?
Lesion for Sunday, Aug. 30,1900.—*
Paul on Christian Lovo. f Cor. 13:
On . first' class
bnslnesa and resl
dential  property,
Real Estate & Insurance
Cree & Moffatt,
All kinds of rough and dressed lumber
vietori-n. Ave. - -  * MortH rernse
Secretaries of LocarUnions
DISTRICT 11   Ui" M. W. of A.
Ashcroft Minee, Lethbridge No
-^•ThemaeOrey. s ,.
Bankhead No: 2»—Thoe. Bradley'
Bellevue No. 431—R. Livett
'   it
ham.   .
Perk    Local   1387.—W.
No. 2033—William  .Gra-
- ;Baggage '^delivered   to\ "any
"_-' ■*-.-■".. pai-t of the city.    ,,    ,...
Queen's Hotel
. WEST.1".   4 ;.
Built expressly for
,' Trade
It's a dandy, come and see it.
j A CO. Proprletore
(W. A. Ross, Manager.)
Carbonado.No. 2688—James Hewitt:.
Cardiff No. 2378—A. Hammond.
Cardiff No.'279—F.:K. 8t. Amant
Corbin No. 2877—A; Hamilton,
No .2540—A.  Matt-
Edmonton  City
hews, P.O.' 1314. '
Edmonton No.' -
2 Frazer. Flats. 7
1329—A 8t. Julian,
Fernie' No72314^-D7~ReeyP:'T.']     '
a Frank, No. 1263—Walter Wrigley:
Hosmer No. 2497—J.' W; Morris
'Kenmare N.D.
1 '
NOTWB In horoby glvon that tho partnership horetotoro existing botwoon
William It. Hobs and J. 8. T, Aloxandor, under tlio no-mo of Kourj & Aloxandor has boon dissolved as at Juno 1st,
Mr. W. II. nosn will contlnuo tlio
businoss at tho old office*, ,
Datod this 8th day of July, A, D.
Tho partnership hlthorto existing
botwoon Mossrs, Itlnnan, Knmlnskl ft
Albort Lund has thla day boon dissolved by mutual cousont, Albort Lund con*
tlnulng tho business, All dobts duo
tho firm aro to bo paid to tho said
Albort Lund nnd ho will defray all liabilities.
Dated at Pernio thla 18th day of
July 1009.      .
NOTICB lo horoby glvon that, 80
a.a.j-4. *.:*c*- date, ! -ntc-atS to Ayyiy ♦«
lho T!o*ft. (%\e* n-nmmlflsloniir nf
Lands for a llconsn to prospect for
coal and potroloum on tho following
described lands, situato In South-Kast
Kootenay, British Columbia, Blook
f.1*?,?: C?!xrn**clnt' tit n nnet -nlnnlPil
at or near ono mile east ol ^S-nitlo
post of the present O, P. R. survey
lino, and being tbo southwest cornor
of W. H. Darby's claim; thonco run*
nlng east 80 chains; thence running
north M chains; thenco runnlnir west
80 chains; thenco running south 10
chatna to a point of eommoncomont;
making M0 acres more or less.
Located thla 38th day of April 1000.
W. II. DA11DY, Locator
Lansberry7 *
,.  Lethbridge Nc*.., 574—Mike* Pillshak
Lille No. 1233^-J. T Griffith        .'
Hillcrest.No. 1058-sl.. O. Jones ,
Maple Leaf No. .2820—J.  Bonacel"'
(via Bellevue),
Merritt Local Union, No. 2627—Chas
Michel No. 2334—Chas. Garner   ,
Middlesboro 872—W.. N. Reid
.Passburg 2352—Miles. Isltt.
Royal'Collieries   No. 2589—Charles
Smith. '
"Roche Poroee No. 2672—Lachlan McQuarrie.
Taber No. 102—Wm. Russell     ,
Taber No. 1959—Wm. McClare.
Taylorton, No.  2648—H.  Potter.
Kenmare N.D. No. 2850—H. Potter
Woodpecker    No.    2200,—William
Lowe. '
Waldorf Hotel
Table Unexcelled
liar supplied wit It tlio (In-jet
brands'of Wines, Liquors
and Cigars
IV     -     I ''v t* r^f"if'A9trr.tr.\X
TaallfU zs'Jss thrA J .'••t'.-ifl to npply
o tbe Board ot Licensing Commies*
onora for tbe City of Fornie at their
*,ext altUng»j,m open court onUtlod to
near sueh application, fo rtho trans*
lor of tho retail Liquor Lteonso now
held by me In respect ot tho Hconsod
premises known as tbo Northorn Hotol
situato on Lots alt (6) and seven (7)
Block H City or Pernio, to WUIam
Dated at Fernie B.C. this Sth day
of June, 1909.
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''[•■**-'; VICTORIA]^
... was caused at the Victoria Machinery
depot.today by,'the discovery^of an
'tofernal machine'.1 \in ' the tool-;"! box
where the'; boiler ;,makers store,^ tlieir
tools7 In a-';yeast"-,tln .powder," ;rlvet
heads- and-' iron; filings" were- placed
-with matches' so7arranged that";, the
•slightest, -friction:", would-explode; thc
- i->owder,and scatter .the missiles,.-Th3
bomb was, found* by a boiler, ihaker
who .took the,: top., off to investigate
the" contents and miraculously the;' machine* failed to explode. No traced can
* he'found of the man who put if then,
and no reason Is known, because there
a .to-no trouble with; any of the-men in
the'shops.• y
I*   '
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•News of 'a double drowning In -which
.-•two. members, of-Count 'Alfred:7Von
Hammersteln's. party lost their lives
rjuixnlng the Grand rapids,, was received today'by the, Mounted police who
went at once to investigate and look
for 'the bodies"..    '    „ '   \
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ED     7.,,   ,,.     ,
v -"An honored citizen of this town was
* suffering from a Bevere attack of dys-
ehtry. He told a friend If he' could
obtain a bottle of Chamberlains Colie,
Cholera and Diarrhoea -Remedy ,^he
felt confident of being cured, he having'used this remedy in'the westv'JHe
was told that I kept it in stock and
lost no time.in obtaining it,1 and was
promptly , cured," says M.J. Leach;
.druggist ot Wolcott, Yt. - For' sale by
all druggists. •'-.■'
too,-a the general showed that he a****-
piled i them to tlie captain .also. Anything seemed better than that—aye, it
.would be better to ride to Praslok behind /Captain Hercules! In that;ad-
.venture'a man might,* at least, risk his
'life! ■'„, *?   "    ,'■'*'.,; .;    .    -' --    *
"An odd world!" said the valet, p-jff-
ing out h|s, cigarette smoke. "Honest
men for prisoners and, murderers for
jailers! Aro you a. prisoner, or a jailer,
Captain, Markart?'"'
II*'     a
. A complete line of samples of i
Fall-Suitings and
'Worsteds-* Serges
and Tweeds
Up-to-date Workmanship
<  -   Moderate. Prices
For Sale
100 tons", of. good
Baled Hay
'.   [..".■.■■■■.   . '    ..  .'_..    '. aa»*tm*m~~
i ' »' '    '
W. E. Barker, Gayley, Alta.
Author of "The Prisout?r
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Co8**yri*3ht.i©o5.Aftti.ony HopeHawId&t
P. Carosella
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes
Gents' Furnishing**,   ,
nn vt»Aiti%*»
'tiiiinc Marks
*  - wliotlur u
•pntYrMb (MM ***nrj J°t **
f«t«nu t*um Uirtmhh *■■
Sdwtifielwer can.
AhamtUoeutlrUaatHU*,weakly. t*rnutwi*-
ZiIuLM&l&ir Kiawtiftt) towuA, rttmtgt
$Mtid-,\LV* a, ,****VMaA>* vrnvaiA.  \!nld bf
0 say the truth, the word "murderers" seemed to Captain
Markart more than - a little
:; harsh, To use it was to apply,
to Kravonian affairs the sterner standards of moro steady going, squeamish
countries. "A* coup d'etat may well involve fighting. Fighting naturally Includes killing," But are the promoters
of the coup therefore murderers? Murderers with a difference, anyhow, according to Kravonian ideas, which
Captain Markart-was inclined to share.
Moreover,'"a coup d'etat is war. The
suppression of Information is legitimate
in war. If the Prince of Slavna could
not find out for himself what had hap-
, pened in.the palace, were his opponents
bound to tell,, him? In fact,, given that
an.attempt to change'the succession in
your own interest was not a crime,, but
, a legitimate political enterprise; the
rest followed     •   ' ....
, Except Mlstlteh! It was difficult to
swallow Mistiteh. There was ~a "mixture of ingenuity and brutality about
that* move which not even Kravonian
notions could easily accept. If Stafnltz had; gone-Day, if he himself .had
been sent—probably Markart's conscience would not have rebelled. .But
to send Captain Hercules—that was
..cogging the dice! Yet .he was very
angry that Stenovics should have divined his feelings a and Bhut hhn up.
The general distrusted .his courage as^
~well~as~ ti!*TcoiucIence: There-lay"*the~
deepest hurt'to Markarfs vanity. It
was all the deeper because in,his heart
he had to own that Stenovics read blm
right: -Not only the brazen conscience
was' lacking,' but also the fron nerve. '
- Getting no answer to his unpleasant;
ly pointed question, Lepage relapsed
Into silence. Ho stood by tbe window,
looking "out on tho lawn which'Bloped
down to tho Krath. Beyond the river
the lights of Slavna glowed in the
darkening sky, Things would bo happening in Slavna soon. Lepage might
well look at tho city thoughtfully.   As
, a fact, however, bis mind was occupied
with one problem only—where was Zerkovitch and how could ho get at him?
For Lepage did not waver. He had
taken, his line,
Presently, however, his professional
Instincts Bcemcd to reassert, themselves. He oponcd a cupboard ln tho
room ond brought out n clean pair of
Bhocts, which ho proceeded to arrango
on tho bed. Busy at his task, ho paused to smllo nt Mnrkart and say: "Wo
must do thc bost wo can, captain. After all, wo hnvo both camped, I oxpectl
noro's tho bod for you—you'll do flno*
ly." 17o wont back to tho cupboard
and lugged out a mattross. "And this
Is for me—tlio shakedown on tbo floor
which I uso when I sleep In tho king's
room—or did uso, I should nay. In my
judgment, captain, It's comfortablo to
go to bed on tho.floor, At loaBt ono
can't fall."   ".
It was 8 o'clock. They heard tho
outer door of (bo siitt of rooms open
nnd shut. A man wna moving about lu
tbo next room,, If thoy could judgo by
tbo sound of his steps bo also paid Dr,
NatehoCf a brlof visit.' Tbey heard tho
clink of dlslios nnd of glass.
"Dlnnorl" snld Lopngo. -'Ah, Hint's
not unwelcome*! Hnvo I permission?"
Markart nodded, aud bo oponod tho
door. On tlio tablo ln tlio sitting room
was a savory dish, bread nnd two bottles of wine, Captain Sterkoff was
just surveying tbo hoard ho had spread,
wltb bis bead im ono sldo. Thoro was
nothing- peculiar In tbat Ilia bend
wns permanently stuck on' ono oldo-a
list to etnrboard-'Blnco tho Virgin wltb
the lamp had Injured tho Tortob.no of
his noclc nut tho attitude, together
with his benVcd noso, made him look
like tt particularly vicious parrot Mnrk*
nrt saw him through tho opon door nnd
cqpld not got tho rosemblance out of
his mind.
"Buppor, gontlomon 1" said Sterkoff,
with malevolent mirth. "Tho doctor
can't join you, no's a littlo upset and
keeps his bed, A good appetite! I
trust not to Im obliged to disturb job
nijnln tf.ritjbf'''
Marker! Iind come In hy now, bnt he
was too surly and sore to speak. Without s word be
plumped down
Into s chair by
tho table nnd
_.,..„.« li., «*,.*..
.a^vaa*    a....    a.4.444
on bis bands,
staring at the
cloth. It was
left to Lcpago
to bow to Sterkoff and (0 et*
pi*i»M their Joint
HwatUlttoUpnaeta ltianki, This
bow to SttrM and tfllte WM .w.
apMMMosii. Smed   w»7h
sufficient urbanity.    Then  be btptte
Into « laugh.
"Tbiy muni think It odd to see yon
carrying dlr-tiM snd bottles aboot tbe
r*V*c*. •replsl-ir
-Ptmlhlv," tnreed Metkott.    "Tint,
yon see. inj friend, what tbey think lo
In**** naltce dma't mstter very mneh,
so long as noon of them can got out*
"I've not tlie
.-least   -notion    hov:
/much would
kill Mm."-'
,7,'Oh, they none of ,them spend-the
evening out?" /l.?i\-i> - \'
'"" "Would they wish to when the king
has an attack of influenza and Dr. Natcheff Is in attendance? It would bo unfeeling.1 Lepage!" 7 •-- •:.',/
"..''Horribly, captain! 7'Probably even
the* sentries would object?" "' '
,-'. "It's possible they would." Sterkoff
agreed again. He drew himself up and
^saluted Markart,* who did not'move or
pay;:nny' attention.* "Good ' night. ■-' Lepage."" He turned to the "door. His
head seemed more cocked on one side
than ever. Lepage bade him "Good
."night" very respectfully,- but as the key
turned In the door he murmured longingly, "Ah, if I could knock that-ugly
mug the rest of the way off his shout-,
dew!"' '.', ',, 7 , _ ' .,-, --. -.'-
^,He treated Markart with.no less're-
spect than" he'had accorded to Sterkoff. He would not bear of sitting
■down"attable wltb Jan~ officer* but in*
sis ted on handing the dish and uncorking the wine., Markart accepted bis attentions and began to eat languidly,
with utter want of appetite. .' ' -
. "Some wine, captain. Some wine to
cheer you up in this tiresome duty of
guarding me!" cried Lepage, picking
up a bottle In one hand and a glass In
the other. "Oh. but that wry necked
fellow has brought you a dirty glass!,
A moment, captain! "I'll w^ash'it"!
And off hs bounded—not 'evenrwalting
to set down tbe bottle—into the little
room beyond.
His brain was'working hard now,
marshaling his, resources against bis
difficulties. The difficulties were thirty
feet to fall, Sterkoff's sentries, the
broad, swift current of ,the Krath—for
even in normal times there was always
a sentry on the bridge—then tbe search
' for, 'Zerkovitch in' Slavna. His resources, were a .'mattress, a spare pair
' of sheets and a vial half
full of the draft* which
Dr. Natcheff- bad * pre*
^S Cf j \" rJ'. scribed for the klng.^
■^■i-^VM "It's very unfortunate,
but I've not the least
-notion how.much would
' kill' him," -thought-Lepage, as he-poured the
medicine—presumably a
strong sedative—into the
wineglass and tilled, up
with wine* from the bottle Sterkoff. had provided. •_ He came
_ho stl*** hr\l/ltn<v ♦ ha nr-laoa ol/\i**r* wit li_lti_
-uuv&i—ui/iu»**(^— »uv —*g|j*fc-*.iJW —*A*\ra. at —TV iku ■*-€*-
satisfied air. "Now if s-fit for a gentleman to drink out of," said he, as he set
it down by Markarfs .band. The captain took it up and' swallowed it at a
draft ,•''.-""'* '7   v •:-■'•
"Dgh! Corked. 1 think! Beastly,
anyhow!" said he...■ ...
. Captain Markart thought, he would
smoke his cigar in the little room, lying
on the bed. He was tired and sleepy-
very sleepy, there was no denying it
Lepage sat down and ate und drank.
'He found no fault with the wine ln the
bottle. Then ho went oat and looked
at Markart The captain lay in his
shirt, breeches and. boots. Ho was
sound asleep and. breathing heavily.
His cigar bad fallen on the, sheet, but
apparently bad been out beforo it fell.
Lcpago regarded him with pursed lips,
shrugged his shoulders and slipped tho
captain's revolver Into his pocket Tho
captain's recovery must be left to fate.
For tbe next hour ho worked at bis
pair of sheets, slicing, twisting and
splicing. In tbo end be found himself
possessed of a fairly, stout ropo twelvo
or thirteen feet long, but he could find
nothing solid to tlo It to near the window except,tho bed, and that was a
yard away. Ho would still hove a fall
of twenty feet and tho ground was
hard with a spring f roBt Tbcro would
bo need of tho mattress. Ho put out
all tbo lights In tbo room and cautiously raised tbo window.
Tbo nigbt was dark, Ho could not
soo tho ground. , Ho stood thoro ton
minutes. Then bo heard a measured
tramp., A dark figure, just distinguishable, camo around tho cornor of tho
palace, walked past tbo window to tbo
ond of tbo building, turned, walked
back and disappeared, nurrlodly Lepage struck a match and took tho time.,
Again bo waited; again tbo flgurocaino.
Again ho struck a light and took tho
tlmo, no wont through this procoss
flvo times boforo ■■ ho folt reasonably
suro tbat ho could roly on having ten
minutes to blinsoV If ho stnrtod tho
moment Storkoff's sentry had gono
around tbo cornor of the building,
tlo pullod tbo mattress up on to tho
sill of tbo window and waited, Thoro
was no sound now but
of Markarfs stertorous
brenthlng, bnt presently
tho measured tramp bo*
low came, passed, turn*
ed nnd passed away. Lepage gave a last tug at
tho fastenings of bis
ropo, throw the end out
of tho window, took tbe
mattress and dropped it
vory carefully as
straight   down   as   be
The noxt moment, in
spite of Bterkoff, somebody bad left tho palace.
Why not? Tbe runaway
wns aware that (ho Ling was not really
suffering' from  Inflnentn.    IT* could
'Jodie**- anil even naattreeses fan quick'
iy.a vBe must have seven or eight lain*,,
ates yet! ,'*""''     ' "'
But no! Heavy bodies, even mattresses, falling quickly, make a noise.'
Lepage, too. had>> come down with a
t'hud, squashing hidden air ont- of th*
mterstlcea of, the mattress. Tbe silence
of nigbt will give resonance to gentler
sounda than tbat .which was as though
a giant had squeezed his mighty sponge.
Lepage' on1 his numb knees listened.
The',steps came."not measured now,
but. running.: The dark figure came
running around the corner. What next?
Next the challenge—-then the spurt of
light and Unreport! What of Lepage
then?- Nothing, so far as Lepage atyl the
rest of humanity for certainty knew.
Of, that nothing, actual or possible,
Lepage did not approve. He hitched tha
mattress on to!his,back, bent'himself
nearly double and, thus both burdened
and protected, made for tho river. He
.must have looked like a turtle scurrying tovthe sen lest ho should be turned
over and so left for soup in due season.
"Who goes there?   Haiti   Halt!"     ;
.  The turtle scurried on.   It was oo
moment to stop and discuss matters,
" The spurt of light—the report!  There
was,a hole In the mattress, but well
above Lepuge's bead.   Indeed, ir bit at
all, he was uot most likely to be bit in
the head.   That vital portion of blm
was"tucked away too carefully.    He
'.presented a broader aim, but tbe mattress masked him. nobly.   Thore was
another shot—the northwest, comer ot
the mattress, this time-but the mattress on the river's edge.   Tbe next
-Instant It was .'floating on tho current
-of the Krath, and Sterkoff's sentry was
Indulging in somo very pretty practice
at.it   He hit it every time until the
swift current carried it  around  the
bead and out of sight
The whole thing, seemed strange and
rather uncanny to the sentry. He
grounded bis rifle and wiped bis brow.
It had looked* like a carpet .taking t
walk on its own' account and then a
swim! Superior officers might be accustomed to such"" strange phenomena.
The sentry .was'not*. He set off at a
round pace to,tbe guardroom. He did
not even stay to'notice tbe white rope
which dangled*: in the nlr from a first
floor window. Had he stopped be
would have heard Markart's invincible,
drug laden snoring.'
Lepage hnd separated himself from
his good friend.and ally;"the mattress.
' and dived under water while tbe sentry
blitzed. away.: He welcomed the current which-bore him rapidly from,the
C. P.^R. Truckmen Out In
Force for jBetter
Womm'si Secrets
FORT WILLIAM, Aug. ' 10-^-The
first shot in the-C. P. R. truckmen's
strike was'fired early this morning,
when at about 3.30 Sergi. Taylor
and* two constables began to search
for weapons? on men loitering around
McTavlsh street.' - At first two "or
threp submitted with good grace, but
when from a knot of men Sergt. Taylor grabbed one, while, a biinch of
mon attempted W aid their" comrade,
others ran down the street knocking
at doors nnd from every corner men
began t'o como.
The police, holding on to' the man
they had were fighting and struggling
and liad proceeded a short distance
when tho bullets began to fly.* 'Five
shots wore fired straight at a knot of
struggling men but by that time the
McTavlsh police station wns~ reached."
Tho man arrested gave his name as
Tom Andronichos. He is supposed
lo bo, oho of tho ring leaders in the
Btrlko. He hnd a new revolver and
other deadly weapons.
"We would rather die than • leave
Port William, and we will shoot the
meu who come to take our places,"
is, an utterance attributed to the men
and thoy are said to liave sworn this
on tho crucifix.    ' ,, "
All night long they kept up a patrol
of the „ railroad from the ^yest Fort to
the coal docks. They made no attempt to cross on to C. P. R. property but were, dctermimii to keep
others from doing so. The pickets
kept up communication with each other by whistling all night.
'   There is one men ia the United States who has perhaps* heard
more women's secrets than any other man or woman in the
.   country.   These secrets are not secrets of guilt or shame, but
the secrets of stuTering, and they have been confided to Dr. *^>
- R. V. Pierce in the hope and expectation of advice and help. >
That few ol these "women have been disappointed in 'their expectations is-proved by the fact that'ninety-eight per cent, of
all women treated by Dr; Pierce have been absolutely and
altogether cured; Such a record would be remarkable if the
cases treated were numbered by, hundreds only. But when
that record applies tb the treatment oi more than ha)f-a- million women, in a practice of over 40 years, it is phenomenal,
and entitles Dr. Pierce to the gratitude accorded hint'by women, aa the first ol
specialists in the treatment of women's diseases.
-   Every sick,'woman may consult' Dr. Pierce by. letter, absolutely without
charge.   All  replies,are mailed, sealed in perfectly plain envelopes, without.
. any printing or advertising whatever,'upon them.   Write without fear as with*,
out fee, to World's Dispensary Medical Association,' Dr. R. V. Pierce, Presk.,
Buffalo, N. Y/    77 -
*&tXAlx.e«i *\7C7-eaals. "Womoxi. iS-tvozxs. * <■
7 -■■ Slc-ls. **C*C*or»ae>j3L Wellt
J • a *    - 1
W6 will offer oui-entire stock to tlio public consisting of tho most up,, to data
Clothing, ShooM, Hats, Caps, and Underwear, Ktc.    Everything* for mon to wcur
The very best and up to doto nuiLs
y Formerly Soiling; for 810.00, 8IS.00 arid S18.00
Now Selliusr "for 05.00. 87.00 and 810.50
If you buy bur hIiock, the Famous Rrnnd and tho latest stylos you uiu save from
.    25 to 3a per cent.   Overalls aud Workingmen^ Shfrtsat reduced prlccx
Givo us a trial and you will always bo satisfied >
Noxt, to Rochon's Candy Store
Next to Northern Hotol
point of- commencement,' making    6-10
acres more or less.
Located this* 14th day of July, 1909.
-      JOHN SORKIE, Locator.
it  Her-
"When tlio darkness
has been lifted from the human mind,
when want or the fear of want is no
longer the nightmare of" the masses,
wlien all men are brothers and all the
women are sisters, the race_will move
higher. I-do not, prophesy perfection; but it is not unreasonable to
hope that human beings may at least
be as happy as the birds of the air,
and as virtuous as the beasts of the
field.7      -; .     . /;./ „7,s   ',
I am not speaking cynically but ser*
•NOTICE'is hereby, given that thirty
(30) days after date' I intend to apply
to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a license to prospect for 'coal and petroleum on the following'described lands situate in South-
East Kootenay, British Columbia: Block
4593 .commencing at a post planted ,ut
or-near'l mile east of 25,'mile post "of
the present C..P. R. survey line, and
being the south west corner of P..A.
of Ignorance  Farquharson .'claim,  .
thence running east SO chains;,
.-_ thence, running north 80 chains;
thence running west SO chains        .   .
thence running south 80 chains to the
point 'of commencement, making 640
acres more or less.
Located this 12th day of July, 1909,
'"''•   7   NAT" BABCOCK, Agent.   ' ' " "
P.' A.- F.VRQUHARSON, Locator
"/ totlh  /
l**n.**)*i   th*
inltat way
to fattt"
ttiovgM Le-
n** *•*"
p roach!
"I wl-ib 1 knew tbo ufost way to
fnll!" thought Lopm**-**, dangllD-r at tbe
ond of his ropo. It swayed nbout terribly. Uo waited Bwlillo for It to
«tPBdy Itsclf-ho feared to miss tbo
mnttivM—but he could not wait long*
or that meniurwl tramp and tbat dark
flu-tiro would como. There would bo a
nudden sport of light and a report—
rind what of T-epajto then? no -ralliered
his let* up behind his kniv*«. look • loos
lireath-flnd fell, Aa lock would baro
It, though be Innded on the very edtjo
of the raaftmt-.. yet he -Jlil la-od on It
nnd tumM-il tnrwerA on hi* teen,
(■hnken, but wllb bones intact. There
waa a numb feellnjr above hit knee#—
uolhln**; wo-vr* than that
Ut- drew •OAih-er I******; breath. IlMvy
"The king died, at five o'clock.
• kovitch!" he taid
•dangerous neighborhood of the palace.
He came to the surfaco fifty feet down
stream and made for the other side.
Ho made land a quarter of a mile below the palace. Ab, lt was colder on
the road there than struggling wltb the
cold water! But bis spirit was not
quenched: He laughed again, a trifle
hysterically perhaps. In spite of Sterkoff he was spending tbo evening out!
Uo set bis feet for Stovna—briskly, tool
Nay, be ran, for warmth's sake and bo
cause of what tbo sentry might even
now bo reporting to Sterkoff aud,
through him,' to General Stenovlcn,
Tho thought brought blm to a standstill again. Thero, might be a,cordon
of sentries across the road! After a
moment's hesitation ho broke away
from tho main road, struck due south,
and so ran when ho could, walked
when ho must, two milos.
' Ho'was getting terribly tired now,
but not cold—rather ho was fcve'rir-ili'j
hot insldo bis clammy garments. , Ik*
tiirnod along a country cross roitj
which ran wost and passed through u
village leaving tho Hotel do Paris on
tho main, road fur to his right At lant
ho reached tho main road south and
turned up It, beading ngaln for Slavna
and for tlio brldgo which crossed the
South river, He passed tho brldgo
without bolng challenged aa tho cathedral clock struck midnight from St
Michael's squaro. Tlio; worst of his
task wus accomplished.' If now ho
could find Zerkovitchl
But ho was soro spent: Running was
out of tbo quostion now. no slunk
slowly and painfully along tbo south,
boulovnrd, clinging closo to tho fences
of tho Hardens, seeking tho sholtor of
tlio trees which overhung thom.
Draggled, bntlcss, dirty, Infinitely
weary, nt last ho reached Zorkovltcb'a
houso at tho corner whero tbo boulevard and tbo Strcot of tbo Fountain
meet ITo opened tbo garden goto and
walked lii. Spont as bo was, ho breathed
a "n-ravo." whon bo snw n light burning in tho hall, no staggered on, rang
llio bell and fairly foil In a lump out*
sldo tbo door.
no had dono woll, He, a man of
peace, busy with clothes—ho bad dono
well that night! But be wna finished.
Wlion atorkovltcb oponcd tho door ba
found littlo moro than a heap of dank
nnd dirty ralmont Ilo hnnled It lit
and abut tbe door.   Ho supported JO
rtetre into tbt> nfrirfw, *«* Men fc-» t*»-» flw»
and got brandy for him to drink, pour*
Ing out full bnlf a tumbler. Lopaga
took It and drank the. bettor part of It
at a gtilp,
••Tbo king died at 5 o'clock. If. Zerkovitch r* he aald.  ne drank tbo root let
f }*r}   f tim\\lt*m   fat It     fw»1#*ly   *•>   g*************    Jm   *k*
fender, burled bin bead on bU broaat
•S4 Ml tnto blank oo
ITo bo coiitlnu-atu.*
"iouslyTwhen I say thaT^hat"w"iir~be
a great improvement over,their present stage. Already I hear the rumble of the coming revolution—a'revolution hot of bullets and blood but a
revolution of ballots and Ideas. The
revolution that shall break every yoke
and let tho oppressed go free"—May
Beals'iri'the Rebel at'Large.
NOTICB „'  • ,   '
NOTICE is hereby given' thul thirty
(80) days nfter da'te I Intend to apply
to tho Hon. Chief Commissioner of
Lands'and Works for, a license to prospect for coal and petroleum on" tho following* described lands situate In Smith-
East Kootonay, British Columbia: Block
4503 commonclnK at a post planU-rt at
or near 3 milos east of 29 mile post of
thopreflont C. P. H. surveyed lino and
bolng tho north west cornor of John
Sorkle claim,
Thence running south 80 chains; '     <
thonco running east 80 chains;
thenco running north'80 chains;
thenco running woBt 80 chains to tho
4593 commencing at a post planted at
or near 1 mile east of 22 mile post ot
the present C. P. R. surveyed line and
being the south west corner of P. A.
Farquharson claim;       -'    , a
thence running east SO chains;    ''
thence running north 80 chains:
thence running wes'. 80 chains   .    , ,.
thence running south 80 chains to the
point of commencement, "making* i 640
acres more or, less. ' "
Located this 9th day of July, 1909.   a
NAT BABCOCK, Agent.     '"•
,, ..-P. A. FARQUHARSON, Locator
Witness: J.  Raven.    ■
-.   ..;" . ■  'NOTICE-    ■ " i"   . •
NOTICE is hereby given  that thirty
to the'   Hon.  Chief   Commissioner   of
Lands" and ,Works for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum on the,.following described lands situate in South-
East Kootenay, British Columbia.: Block
459*! commencing, at a post planted at
or near 1 mile east of 25 milo post of
tho present C.P.R., surveyed,line,'and
being the north-west corner of A..S.
Farquharson claim;   '*
thenco, running east 80.chains;   -
thence running south 80 chains
thence running .west 80 chains
thenco running, north 80 chains to the
point of commencement,  milking    640
acres more or less, ,
Located this 12th day of July'1909,
*       A.,S. FARQUHARSON, Locator
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
(30) days after date 1 Intend to apply '
to'the' Hon.-Chief' Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum on tho following described land*, situate in South-
East Kootenay, British Columbia: Blook.
4593 commencing at n post planted at
or near 3 miles east 29 mile post of the
present C. P. R.'surveyed line, and being the south west corner of Nat'Bab-
cock's claim; '   - ;        •      ,
thence running^horth' 80. chains*;"
-thence running east'80 chains;  * \
, thence running'south 80 chains *
thence running west 80 chains to the
point  of  commencement, .making    640
located this 12th day of July 1909.
NAT BABCOCK, Agent. ; 7
NOTICK Is horoby given that thirty
(30) dnys after dato I Intend to apply
to tho Hon. Chief Commissioner of
Lands and WorkB tor a llcenso to pros*
poot for coal and potroloum on tho following doscrlbod lands situate In South-
Bast Kootonay, British Columbia: Block
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
(30) days after date 1 intend to apply
to'the'   Hon. Chief   Commissioner, of
Lands and Works for a license to prospect' for coal and petroleum on the1 foi •
lowing described lands situate in South-
East Kootenay, British Columbia: Block
4593 commencing at a poBt planted »t
or near the 25 mile post of tho present
C.P,  R.  survey linn and    Doing the
south west corner,of A, S. Farquharson claim; > '•
thenco running east 80 chains;  ,
thonce running north 80 chains;
thenco running weBt 80 chains e'
thence running south SO chains to the'
point of commencement,  making    640
acres moro or less.
Located this 12th day of July, 1909.
NAT BABCOCK, Agont,    '
A. 8. FARQUHARSON, Locator.
Wltnons: j' Raven. ,
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whooping-cough. Mr Lane of Hartl»nu
rocomnriemled Chninbnrlain'a Cnu-th
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era tbo best of batiafactlop, We
round It as bo said, and fan wornm*
ond It to anyone having cblH" •a trou*
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To make moving into our new premises easy we have^priced every, article iti above departments to; make'Va ^ quick xleara.nce
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$30.00 Ladies' Suits, Sale Price ..'.....,.;;.;  .$21.00
$6.00 Ladies' Skirts, Sale Price .......$4.50
$2.00 Ladies' Black Sateen Underskirts, Sale Price v..'.. .V..'. .$1.50
25c Ladies' Black and Tan Cotton Hose, Sale Price 3pair for .. ,50c
35c Ladies' Black and Tan Cotton Hose, Sale Price, pair .....'.. .25c
25c Ladies'^ White Cotton Vests, Sale Price ......\....... 3 for 50c
15c White Lawns, Sale price per yard ;•••••••• 10c
15c White Dotted Muslins; Bale Price per yard 10c
115c Fast Color Ginghams, Sale Price per yard X  10c
15c Handsome Patterns Cretonne,„Sale Price per yard  10c
v *
Men's Clothing and Furnishings
','' " $10.00 Men's Suits, Sale Price!,..-. ......i-.".*'..... .t.v.!.... .$7.50   r<-,   ;■■" *,•-v'*.,
' ';  ' • $15:00 Men's Suits, Sale Price .."'....*,....,.**V •■••;,••• -JU'-BO      :\*   „
$20.00 Men's Suits, Sale Priee ......  ........: :'."'.. .$15:50^^   >;,  '
, 50c Men's Working Shirts, Sale Price, 1......';;. i.. I.... !3 for $1.00   '      ,
75c Men's Working. Shirts, Sale Price .,.,;.........'..».'.,.-.... 50c       '    •
$1.00h Men's, Working Shirts, Bale;Prio'e...'.., 'iy....,,:. .;•• •".' * * 65c, '
25c Men's Wool Socks, Safe price 3 pair for i : 50c     '; - ( , ,   ?
25c Men's Black and Tari Cotton Hose, Sale Price, 3 pair for ..... 50c ,        ;
35c Men's Heavy1' and Fine Suspenders, Sale Price .,...! —.. 25c
50c Men's Balbriggan Underwear, Sale Price .. .1, 35o
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Boots and   Shoes
$3.00 Men's Nailed Working Shoos, Salo Price $2.35
$3.00 Men's Fine Shoes, Salo Price  , $2-35
$4.50 Men's Fine Shoos, Sale Prieo . ,.. , $3.BO
$6.00 Mon's Fino Shoes, Salo Prico  $4.75
$3.00 Ladies' Fine Shoes, Salo Prieo $2.35
$3.76 Ladies' Fino Shoos, Salo Price  $2.05
$3.00 Ladies' Strap Slippers, sale prico ..:...' i $2.25
$1.50 Ladies' Home Slippers} Salo Prico ". ...$1.15
House   Furnishings
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$1,00 2 yard wido Linoloum, Salo Prioo por yard'  r..,., 75o
75o Tapostry Carpet, Bale Prico per yard  60o
$1.25 Brussels Carpet, Sale Prioo por yard ;,,.. 05o
$2,75 Grey Blankets, SaloPrico por pair $2.26 ,
$1,50 Whito Bod Spreads, Salo Prico oach ,,, $1.10
$1,00 8*4 Roady Mado Shoots, Salo Price each  80o
2Bo 40 In, Pillow Oasos, Salo Prico, oaoh , 20o "
$2.00 8x10 white table cloths, Sale Prioo oach • $1.50
$2.00 5-8 White Table Napkins, Salo Prioo por dozen $1.50
You arc cordially invited to inspect -goods and compare prices
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