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Industrial Unity is Streng-rtb
ThcOfficial Organ of District No. 18, 17. M. W. of A.
Political Unity is Victory
VOX,. IV.   No. 49
JProy.;Library    ' yjmQ 30 0S ~
FERNIE,   B. C,   Jtily   lOtlt,   1909
$1.00 a Year
Riotous Times Starts the
Ball Rolling With
The Miners
And Refuses Xo Call out Troops
Women Take a Hand
GLACE BAY N. S. July 7—Riotous
scenes at* the collieries, an assault on
. General Manager Duggan, the reading
of the Riot''act, the injury of several
workmen, twelve arrests and the refusal of Mayor Douglas of Glace Bay
to,call out the troop: :i7''.*e request of
the company, were the special features that marked the strike of the.U.
M. W. of A. in the employ of the
Dominion Coal Company.
The strike assumed a violent form
at No. 2 and 3 mines early in the day.
An enormous crowd, composed of the ber,of advertisements, he forms
■ The Western Canada Trade Gazette
has the following article on the Local
Paper as a factor, in.the Development
of the Town:—.
Where there is a'railway station and
a fair collection of business - houses,
and residences, you ■ may be sure to
find a hustling individual who is locally known as "the editor." . In many
instances lie combines many* of *" the
mechanical duties of the office with
that of editing his paper. He Is devoting his energies'to the upbuilding
of the town and district. Incidentally
he' is' adding to the value of every
town lot and every acre of farm land
within the district.
Unfortunately in many cases a
newspaper is not recognized as a financial asset of a town, for the town
seldom realizes the amount of benefit
it receives from a newspaper. With
the large number, of people who are
looking to this province as their' future home, the local newspaper Is one
df the most potent factors, iii determ-,
ining their immediate location.   , >
If a prospective settler sees a copy
of a paper which contains a large nuni-
Put Not Your Trust in Princes Nor
Any Son of Man
•J I, <•       V
Report pf Rev. Hugh Grant Not Consistent
With   His  Previous  Remarks
The board of trade held an interesting and important meeting on Tuesday night. There was a large attendance. J. R. Pollock,-.the-president was present after a long absence
on account of the Injury to hia ieg.
The matter of the herd of cattle being
allowed to wander over people's property was dealt with. Tin-** subject of
fire wardens was discussed and a very
strongly worded resolution was sent
to tho authorities about this all important matter. Thc matter of a celebration on August 2 in commemoration
of the fire was taken up and the suggestion of thc city council was adopted. Several other equally important
matters were taken up. The board of
trade is doiiig good work' for our city
and  deserves  thu hearty  support  of
Touched For a Few Extra
Simoleons During
,  The Week
Contracts   Let  for Some
Important Work
strikers, their friends and women and
children assembled at the collieries to
•wait for the men who were expected
to go to work.
Nearly all" carried sticks and stones
■which were thrown and a general riot
started.      General  Manager  Duggan
and a posse of police, charged     the
crowd to open up a way for the work-
• men to escape.     "     ' '
* Mr.-Duggan was struck and slightly wounded in the head and several
women  and .children  were    knocked
down and Injured.     The entrance to
the collieries were fairly'cleared'and
the rest of the workmen loyal to the
company were allowed to go lnto"the
mine without further Interference. * '
At colliery No." 3 tonight-the strikers are in charge.of the situation.- A
, mob, assisted by women and children,
 attacked the._men who_wranted to
work' and prevented all but a few from
~ entering the mine.   " The police were
forced to draw revolvers and, defend
themselves.  , -,'
,, During, the day :20pp. *'strikers surrounded the, jail In which the prisoners arrested this-morning.were"confin-
■ ed, and it was thought that an attempt
would be made to Btorm the place and
release the men. This however did
not occur. The police are practically
powerless to control the disorderly element. Yesterday tho saloons were
closed but today they aro all open
A conl train from Dominion No. 3
mine was held up on Its way from
the pit today nnd derailed by the strikers, .Manager Duggan has appealed
to tho town of Glace Bay, and the Do
minion and Municipality of Capo Breton for protection for his men and pro
porty and each of. these townB have
sworn In specinl constables.
Mayor Douglas of Glaco Bay has
refused'to sign a requisition calling
out troops.
HALIFAX, July 7—Boforo daylight
tomorrow morning a detachment of
troops will be on their way to Cnpu
Breton to quell tho disturbance in the
mining districts.
Aftor lonvlng tho Rov. Grant ut
Mnclood ProHldont Powoll visited tho
Royal ColllorloB, tho Black Diamond,
nnd the Standard Mines and spent two
days about those nilnoH, Ho has ar*
rnngod to moot tho operators nt tho
Royal Collieries on Mondny next.
Prosldont Powoll vlBlted ub Thursday nnd loft, on Friday morning, having rucalvod a call to IIIlloroBt.
corresponding idea of the importance
of the,town.. If there be only a few
business houses represented in the ad.
columns, the man who is not on the
spot does hot know of the existence of
others, and therefore forms erroneous
impressions of the business- importance of the particular point under con-'
slderatlon. He may* decide to go to
some place else, which Is a direct loss
to the town..
The'advantage of advertising in the
local paper is one which is lost sight
of sometimes by* retailers through the
marvellous successes In business by
men who attribute their achievements
largely to advertising, have to a great
extent corrected this impression.; No
merchant would "continue,in. business
if he did not have his slgn:board-out.
He rightly concludes that the purchas-
business.if he did"'"nbt\'let them know
it. If his advertisement does not
appear in the local paper,tlie same,argument' applies, but with added force.
In'tlie latter instance .he" is riot, only
neglecting' his opportunities biit putting' his own town in a bad light;
Do not say that advertising Ib not
read. That has been disproven so long
ago. and so often that It Is unnecessary
to repeat the proofs.
Do not be afraid the newspaper man
will get rich too quickly if; you patronize him. . It is characteristic of tho
business that the' men engaged ln lt
do not lay up hoarded wealth with
alarming rapidity. They are always
buying something that will ' enable
them to get out a better paper, or Improving their place of business. They
improvo their paper just'as surely, and
as quickly as their papers aro awarded
with financial support. . They are
boosting thoir town and thoir district
305 days in tho yenr and overy year
they are ln business, Thoy refuso
to look on the dark sldo of anything.
If there Is a.hard wlntor thoy get an
Intorvlow with tho Inevitable old timer who rocnllB "that tho best crop tho
country ovor had wub afler a wlntor
JiiBt llko this." If the harvest does
not. como up to tho expectations, tho
nowspnpor mnn discovers by tho wish*
bono of somebody's goose thnt tho
coming winter will bo exceptionally
mild,, Newopupor men.nro "all tho
tlmo" boostors,
The' Joint committee of District 18
met at Maeleod on Tuesday last July
6th. The Rev. H. Grant of this city
was selected to act as chairman, as
it was the general belief that on account of him having been the chairman of the investigation board, aiid
conversant with all the argumenst.pro
and con, an Immediate settlement fair
and equitable to both sides would be
arrived at, but when the chairman
sent his report to Secretary-Treasurer
Carter it was a surprise. The finding
is given as follows:
Fernie B. C. July 7
To the'Joint.Committee Representing
■ the Western Coal Operators Association and District 18 of the United
.   Mine Workers of America.
In. the matter of the'1 differential on
pillars at the Hillcrest Coal and Coke
Company's mines at- Hillcrest, Alta,
heard, before your committee at Maeleod July 6th, 1909, as chairman of the
above committee.-1 have the honor to
i*eport~as"f ollows: ' ~—.-v-^--.—
During the sitting of the Conciliation board I examined the mine at Hillcrest and being somewhat -familiar
with mining it seems to me that the
mine was'in "'remarkably godd" condition after two "months' idleness; It
ought to be, so far as mines go, a most
desirable one in; which to work. The
evidence show's that, there have been
no fatal accidents In It. In his evidence before the committee Mr. Hill
has shown that up to the present ow*
ing to conditions of cost of mining, he
has not had adequate returns from his
operations'. These profits he expected from his pillars, but when ho experimented In December he found that
pillar coal cost more than room coal.
Before tho committee he mado it plain
that he did riot desire to grind labor,
and he ninde an appeal for justice so
that he, as well as his employees,
might have a just return for his outlay. We must remember that monoy is put Into' coal mines for profits,
nnd unlosn profits are tho outcome of
operations money will seek some other
channel in which it may adequately
get its increase. When we view oul-
side conditions at Hillcrest we find it
requires a large outlay to put the coal
in the cars and on the C. P. R. track!
This*acts as.a handicap in competition
in open market with other mines in
the same competitive field, and these
embrace no' only local mines, but also
eastern ones that enter' into competition in the western-' market with our'
local mines." I believe the employees
if they look at tlie matter squarely nnd
justly will see that they ought to help
Hillcrest company to overcome the
handicap they are.under in the costly
handling of their coal after it is miu
ed. ■   /
I believe they can give a reduction
on the pillars without materially decreasing their earnings- and at least
they will have the •• satisfaction of
knowing that they will be saving an
industry that has been good to them
In the past and which- will, In the future, even'' under" a.reduction, .'give
them very satisfactory    returns._. for
their labor. *'..' ."
Taking these things into consideration and after carefuljy weighing the
interest of both parties my decision is
that the price of pill-ii- work, at Hill-
,crest mine's'should be^/'eeiats Per ton.
for mining, coal and that props, be
paid for at the rate of „4 cents per lineal foot.
Yours very truly,
Chairman of Joint Coni.
Mayor Douglas and wlfo of Vancou
ver stoppod of tho woBt bound train
this morning to cull on Mr. nnd Mrs,
John Irving, Mrs. Irving bolng n nolco
of Mrs. Douglas,
Reviewing the report of the Investl
gation board closely we find that all
the evidence goes to show that the
men ln Coleman are making hlghor
wages'than Bellevue. Therefore, if
-Bellevue, operators could readily concede old rates, what argument can be
brought, forward in favor of bucIi a
huge reduction, at Hillcrest, as suggested by Mr. Grant. Mr. Hill ln
ono pnrt of his evidence distinctly said
that his mines at Hillcrest wero producing a much better grade of coal
than the other mines in tho district,
and therefore he could command a
higher price .for it than the other operators'.
The fallacy of the reduction asked
for by Hill Is apparent in face of the
Mr. Hill also gets from 20.to 30 per
cent, more house rent than any of the
other companies.;.
The majority report signed by R'.
H. Grant, and F. H. 'Sherman, says:
"We are of the opinion that if the
parties each make an earnest effort,
they can easily settle the difficulties
that may exist at Lille, Bellevue, Hillcrest and Coleman mines, in the same
manner as heretofore 'by mutual agreement, or by the joint committee, and
independent chairman, as provided for
by all previous agreements between
the parties., We therefore-recommend that this course be adopted, and a
definite settlement be made within 30
days of signing an agreement."
Where is the consistency of the
chairman's contention?, Mr. ^Hill's
remarks about what returns he expects is proven by what? By talk. Mr.
44... 4.aa*J— 4.V/44—, Uua...uW4t4U-u..j hwui.u- U . —
authentic figures to prove his contention. *     .
Mr. Grant's recommendation states
that "During the sitting .of the Conciliation, board i, examined the "mine   at
i- r:   ■
Hillcrest, and being somewhat familiar with mining, It seems to me that
the mine was.in remarkably good condition after two months' idleness."
A short review is now in order:
Mr. Hill wants a reduction of about
20 per cei^t. on the earning powers of
the men. Why?
Because his, mine is producing better* coal than the other mines in the
BecauBe ho can command a hlghor
price for his coal than others.
..BecnuBO he Is getting 20 to 30 por
cent more house rent for miserable
shacks than tho other operators are
And bocnuso his mine needs very little repairing before work stnrts after
its two months enforced idleness.
Is tt, any wonder thc men grumble
and refuse to go to work?
A troupe of coons occupied the
boards at the opera house on Monday
night. They called themselves the
R. H. Douglas Coon Coon Coons and
the Lord help them If they ever stick
their'ugly mugs into Creston again.
The troupe consisted of two he's and
a she. We are only surprised that
the victims who attended did not demand their money back/ The artists
were punk, strictly punk. " „ The vocalists had frog in the throat and hay
fever and the buck and wing dancer
had one Methodist foot. Nearly every
spasm was, awarded cat calls. Br'er
editors, if'this aggregation hits your
town smite 'em before they get away
with the dough. The manager asked
us to give them a nice write,up. Sure
Mike, we know we are easy, but we
are,-not quite so easy as all that.—
Creston Review.
The Coal Company team demonstrated last evenlng-that they are yet
_some_balI_players._too_manv for   iho.
Vast  Amount  of Work Contracted
For--A Fire Proof Town
Tho nmount of building going on
In UiIh clly'showa no signs of docro'is
lug, Apart from lho many flno private dwellings now lu courso of construction, uuiuruuiu huvu been lot and
In soverul ensos actlvo operations nro
now In order on buildings of a more
public naturo,
Work In being carried on nt present
on the Baptist church, which promises
to bo a nent, compact and commodious
hrlclt structure.
Tho Church of England havo completed thoir basement, which Is at
present bolng used for church sorv*
Work Is going on at a rapid rate on
the fine new church «dlfle« of the Methodists, and tho Fornio brick used
are making a splendid showing.
The post offlco looks as though thc
government intended to finish thlngu
up without further dolny. The city
hall building across tho streot. dally
ubttUiiiuii it inoit- couipivic '.npuu.
The Jjcir rittwnwiuil UiDAIdij oiling for nn expenditure of $100,000 will'
also holp to mnko things busy In tho
building.lino for tho remainder of tho
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Ings, tho Dnnk of Hamilton and tho
Jmporlnl bank, aro completing arrangements to commonco construction at an
early dato, nnd both thoso buildings
will add materially to tho Importance
and business-), ko appearance of Victor*
Ia avenue.
Although there seems to bo considerable woTk, yet tnere nro plenty mechanics hero to handle It all, and carpenters and others say (bat the full
up sign li stilt out.
Installation of officers took placo at
Mt. Fernie lodgo I. O. O. F; on Wednesday ovoning when P. G. Robert
Dudley Installed tho following for lho
ensuing torm.'u,
N. G. J. HatnoH.
V, G.; J. McNlchols.
Roc. Hoc, J. W. Qulnnoy.
Financial secretary: J. W. Cox.
Treasurer: R. Dudley.
Chaplain: J, RobertBon,
Wnrdon; F. Ilnndloy.
Con, G, Young. '
I. G,! P. Vnnco,
O. Q,: J, Luridy,
N. O. II. 8.: lUnriH.
N, G. L. S.: J. Kenny.
V. O, Jt, S.: A. J. lluckloy.
V. O. L. 8.': (not appointed)
HALIFAX, July 8—At 10.30 Inst
night a rijquli.ltIon for troops for .Capo
Breton wns rocolvod by (olograph and
nt 3,.r> this morning 20 officers * nnd
u force ot men (rum mc gariinun it-n
OU  it  iiilLlliil   ll iiiii  lllf Sjdlity i.l.i)   <V.V
pacted to arrlvo thero shortly after ■>
this morning, the train bolng n heavy
ono, This forco took two mnchlno guns
tontn   and enmp equipment   and two
aid.,.*    .Uiiaja.i.    ViitkW   'Alt',   a.OJ   \.4V-44   i,*t,U
tho Royal Canadian regiment, 200 Cn*
nndlan artillorymen, 50 Cnnndlnn engineers and dotalls from thu army ino*
dlcAl and the army service <-orps. Col.
Wad moro of tho R. C. It. Is In com*
mond of tho force.
GLACfc. HAV, July 8-Thls r.iornlng
nil wns quiet nt the crAilrrlet nnd nn
disturbances occurred. Crowds of the
strlkors gathered about tho collieries
fences but lho miners not out on striko
were not molested.
Tho Home Bank has gained ono mil
lion dollars deposits In tho past year.
It hns boo na good yoar for deposits,
and the Homo brink has had its full
share. Twenty per cont, increase In
twolvo months Is notlcoiibly large, In
1908 the Home Dnnk roported an In.
croaso ln dopoHlts when slirlnkit'-c:-.
hnd boon goneral, TIiIh It appears,
was to ho taken as an ovidoneo of lho
popularity of the Hour) Bank, and an
indication of a imi**Ii largo: Iii.tinimj
whon tho monoy of tho public wns
seeking bank ncevtii.u as im Invest*
mont and security,
Tho roRt and reservo fund of lho
Homo Dank hns boon ntondlly nil*
vnncing. It now amount b to a mini
equal to one-third nf tho pnld up capital, In remnrklug on this foul urn of
the report It might bo snld that the
Homo Bunk's reservo fund Iiiih beon
built up nt n Hiicrlflce to the most conservative principles of hanking. Currying nn oporniloiiH wltli u limit od en-
pltal, the miuingi-iimni has overy Inducement to keep nil Its funds actively
employed In those Investments yield*
Ing tho highoRt rule of liiton-Ht, In
sotting nsldo a subHtnntlnt rcHerve iho
"*'.:*."n"' :v.t;.'. I,•,,'•, "m,;'!•/:;•.•■-.• :. :; i;:'1.'
frnblf* wim from ordinary hntiV.titi, cp-
erotlniiB nnd IiivphipiI It In nncurltlf<H
for thn benefit of Its shnreholders nnd
tho gonornl credit of tho Institution.
Scouts, whom they touched, up for a
win to the extent of 19 to 10. 'Twas
a good game to watch, and several in
teresting oratorical stunts were pulled
off. The game-brought out about the
largest, crowd of the season, as both
teams were out to win. Several very
costly errors .were piled up by Cons
players which lost the chance of winning for the Scouts. Chas. Diivey at
second made several. Con, met with
his usual hard. lucH behind the bat,
getting three nasty stingers on his
thumb in succession. ..Umpire Kastner
gave the scouts one fierce decision in
the last Innings, when he called a
foul on a good safe hit hy Davey.. Thc
ball went twenty feet Inside of the foul
line past tho third suck, and then rolled out but should have been a fair
off.     The teams were: ,
Scouts (10): Wriglesworth ss; Walters p; Whelan c; Spllmnn 3rd; Davoy
2nd; Hamilton cf.; Henderson l.f.,
Jones 1st; Mills r.f,
Conl Compnny: Tuthill 2nd; Pntter-
Hon iHt; Brown 3rd; Lepard r.f,. Kills kh; Quinlan p; Cunningham l.f.,
Kirkpatrick c-j Gibson c.f,
Umpire Kastner.
Minutes of.Council July 8'h, 190.1.,
President   Mayor   Herchmer,'  Aid.
Gates,  Johnson,   McDonald,    Barclay,
Duthie, Cree.
Moved by Aid. McDonald and Barclay that the minutes of June 24th, 28
and July 2 be read and adopted as read
Moved by Aid. Barclay and McDonald that the account rendered by the
government agent, Alexander, of ?10
for fighting fire in city park be paid.
Gates—Johnson—That the request
of the city clerk for Increase of salary
from ?100 to $150 per month be granted, the same to take effect from June,
lst, 1909'.—Carried.
Johnson—Cree—That the request of
R. Potter, city engineer, for increase
from $135 to $150 be granted, same to
take effect from June lst, 1909— Carried. _ , • .\
Cree—Johnson—That a fire warden
be appointed to patrol the city park
property at the salary of $75 a month,
the Elk Lumber.company to pay half.
And the provincial government be
written to re dumping clearings from
the park into the river.—Carried.
Barclay—McDonald—That tbe costs
bf the Whelan appeal be paid.—Carried .
Barclay—McDonald—That. Broley.
& Martin be authorized to commence
work ou the water, works this side ot
ri ver.—Cnri-lorl._  '      	
Sergt. John Minton of Iho Kootonay
RlfloB has returned to town from Nol
son where he had taken part In the
rifle nliooting mntchoB on Dominion
dny, Ho brought with him the Nelson Agricultural nnd IudUHtrliil nHHOclatlon cup, having won It nt. tho Brit*
IbIi Columbia lllflo nsHoclntion moot.
The riingoH were 200 nnd GOO yards,
mid Minion Hiiccueded in Hcnring (>.l
out of 70, shooting with a Leo-Unfleld
which was Htived from tho big flro,
The Kootenuy Rlfkm poHHOHsen hoiiio
excellent shots, mul It Ih the intention
to outer tonniH for tha next military
nintchus at Cnlgnry mul oilmr pointh,
whore thoy will undoubtedly glvo ,i
good account of tlionmclvoH nml maintain the Hpl'Midiil shooting record nf
tlm regiment.
TnoUDLC IT 7.1 or.1?
TAIIUH, July fl—Tlio miners refuse
lo ho hound hy nwnrd of Conciliation
board. The compromise submitted by
tho compnny was turned down on n
referendum vou- by Dw employees.
Tho board will In nr .•vldr-nt-r* ns to th<-
merits of tho d'711 finds tomorrow.
ftecrotary Cnrti-r was In Taber on
Friday In contiec-ilon with this mat*
The lion. ('hurh'H Murphy, K. (*.,
M'Hi'tniy of slntc, wum 11 visitor In our
city 011 .Vi'iliii'Hiln)', II" I'liiim in IiIh
private our via C, I'. II, and wiih iic-
coinpiink'd hy his hihIitm nud Homo of
thoir lady fri«iulH. Mr. Murphy hns
Ik'uuik Mi'eing Uio \xvU k»'Iu;i aiiy iiihi
Iiiih slopped at nil iim prlut'lpnl polntH
<.-n route An Impromptu sMnoln'r 'at.*,
teni|i-i'(*d to tho lion, gentleman ut
tho King Kilwiinl hotel on Woilnemhiy
owning nl Which Mi. Iv'miijui.v iww it
short outline of Homo of his official
duties. 1 fih worship .Mayor Herchmer
presided In the chair In n very nble
manner. W. II. Rush K. V, made n
neat speech, nit did Mr. Rending, und
Mr, Robert Bulloch, accompanied by
his daughter, MIhh Aggie .1, Bulloch oi'
Ronton, Man.. Hpont. Inst Frldny In tlu*
city, guoRts nf Mr, and Mrs, T. Hock
While lioi'j they were shown a ■*'.•,,
points of Intu.voHt In und nbout thu
city. Uolh visitors expressed thein*
Helves in no stinted terms of the grnn*
dour nnd h-muty of Fernie scenery. Mr.
Bulloch wns, much iniproHsnd by the
uiipnrrallelod progress and commercial
ml vantages of llm now Pernio. Tlmy
loft for Ihe coiih) on the evening train,
where they will visit tlm A. V. I'. full*.
Crei2—That the power
house site be surveyed by Mr. Cumm-
Gates—Johnson—That the Mayor
be authorized to take up the.matter,
of bridge across the Elk river with
government agent Alexander with a
view to having .the government pny.
half the cost of the same.—Carried."
Cree—Johnson—That by-law S'o. 89
be reconsidered and finally passed and
Cree—Johnson—That tho C. N. P.
Coal Company be asked to allow the
new Fornio Annex to be taken into the
eity limits.
Duthie—McDonald— Thnt Kef oury
Brothers be notified to commence
building nt onco or remove toinpornry'
Barclay—McDonald—That, -a pound
for stray cattle and horses be erected
at the roar of tlie city hnll.—Carried,
(intos—Johnson—That we go Into
a committee of the wholo lo consider
sower tenders.
Johnson--Creb—Thnt T. Ii. Struth*
ers, Don (Jlgllotti nnd Waldorf hotel
be glvon twenty four hours to remove
toinpornry buildings out of the firo
limits, otherwise the flro chief Is
hereby authorized to destroy the samo
Johnson—-Ci'iic—Thnt tho commltteo
of (hu whole recommend that the tender of W. M. Dickon for the sum of
$925 lin accepted.
Oatos—Johnson—That Win, Did
en's tender for sower connection h.
school he nceepled nt I lie cost of t*.l2.r>
Including .iniinhnli'S. The coiilriieior
lo Hiipply all labor mid material, hiiuii*
to ho completed by August .list, lltnit.
Council iiiljoiitueil.
Gladstone    Miners'    Union   Choose
Officers For Another Term
the Rev.  ff.  R. flr-inf.   Mr,   Murphy .1
wns much Impressed hy our progress-
Iven-'na tn.general.
The Hon. gi.-iitlcmnii only entered
tlio government In October last, sue-
cp«»dln*.: Kir Riclmrd Scott ss secretary
of state.
The following Ik llm official lount
of thn hiilloilug for nil leers on .Monday
last lho Tiili liiht. for (iliulKioni' lnuit
No. 2:ill:
AtllllhUll     ,  ,
KowliniDk     lot
Hmlih      :*>7
(Iluiicy    :,:,
Spollt'il  ) l
.llHIlU   llllliOlH  .!
'       437
Willinm l-.vitfiH        1 s*i
Fin<iiicl,il Secretary
Lynns ..
W. f-riH'
Walter Price
T. Ifynnflton
niank ...... .
I),   Iteoce   	
Hnelleil  .
Recording Secretary
l>.   I'llUHl    	
.   ";iii
W.  If.  F-.M.I.*-   .             	
"J 11*" polled
Into    Between   The   Western   Goal   Operators'
Association and District No. Eighteen
Mine Workers of America
Steam heated throughout.
Hot and cold Baths.
The King Edward
Fernie's   Leading  Commercial  Hotel
Rates $2.50 and upwards
request and arrange a price. Meantime, and
until such price has been arranged, all men
shall be paid'upon the, day wage scale.
The following employees are not under the
jurisdiction of the United Mine Workers of
Mine Manager or Superintendent, Overman or
Assistant Overman, Fire Bosses, Boss Driver,
Stable Boss, Master Mechanic, Electricians,
Welshmen,'Head Carpenter, Tipple or Breaker
Foreman, Loader Boss, Night Watchman, Coke
Oven-Foreman, Outside Foreman, and all other
Foremen, Timekeepers, Coal Inspectors and
Head Lamp Men.
It is agreed that all men working on improvements and extensive repairs are not included
in thc jurisdiction of the United .Mine Workers
of America.
The erection of head frames, tipples, breakers, washers, buildings, coke ovens, scales, ma-,
chlnory, railroad tracks, „and 'switches, etc.,
necessary for the completion of a plant, all being in the nature ofi construction work, and extensive repairs, or rebuilding of the same class
of work are to be considered as improvements
and extensive repairs and the employees thereon are to be excluded 's above, when employed
on such work only.
The Company will give to the United Mine
Workers of America full recognition' and concede the check-off system; that Is to say,,upon
the individual, request in' writing of any of the
Company's employees the Company shall deduct
such monies from their wages each month as
is designated, for dues, assessments, fines and
initiation fees; in other words, the. Company
will retain from the 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
be designated In such orders. .
"When an employee absents himself from his
work for a period of,two days, unless through
sickness, or by first having arranged with the
Pit Boss or Foreman and obtained his consent,
he may be discharged. 'All employees whose absence would cause any stoppage of work must
before absenting themselves, properly arrange
with or notify the Pit Boss or Foreman,- for aav
oi- all*--absences; otherwise they may be discharged;' any employee who habitually, to the
-extenLof five days per month, absents himself
WORKERS OF AMERICA, of the First Part,
WHEREAS the benefits to be derived from
an industrial contract depend altogether upon
the fidelity with which, lt is carried into ef.
AND WHEREAS it is our earnest and sincere desire that any agreement made.and ex-
, ecutcd by and between the representatives of
the Miners in District No. 18. and the representatives of the Western Coal Operators' Association;'be observed and carried out in its entirety
and that all controversies arising under this
i agreement shall be agreeably and definitely
settled. ■ . ■ .
IT* IS THEREFORE MUTUALLY' UNDERSTOOD AND AGREED that the following conditions and rates shall, govern the parties
hereto for a period ending March the thirty-
first, 1911, and that the parties hereto will
meet in conference thirty .(30) days prior to
the expiration of this'agreement, to discuss a
renewal thereof,
The right to hire and discharge, the management of the mine, and the direction of the
working forces are vested exclusively in the
Company, and the United' Mine Workers of
America shall not abridge this right.
(A) In case any disputes or grievances arise
under this agreement or any local agreement
made in connection therewith, whether the dispute or grievance is claimed to have arisen by
the Company or any person or persons employed, or by the men as a whole, then the parties
„ shall endeavor to settle the matter as hcreinaf-
" ter provided. But before any grievances or disputes shall be submitted to the Pit Committee,
the person or persons affected shall endeavor,
by personal application to the Pit Boss, Overman or Foreman in charge of the work where
the dispute arises, to settle the matter, and in
the event ol them agreeing their decision shall
be final.        .. -
(13) In case of any local dispute arising in
any mine, and failure to agree between the
Pit Boss, Overman or Foreman in charge of
the work where the dispute arises and any employee, the Pit Committee and Mine Superintendent or Mine Manager shall endeavor to set-
~o 'tIe~tiT¥Tra^ttwr"a"nd_if'they-agieertheir-deeision-
shall be final.
(C) In the event of the failure of the Pit
Committee and the Mine Superintendent or
Mine Manager to settle any, dispute so referred
to them, as well as in the event of other disputes arising, the matter in dispute shall be
referred to the General Superintendent or Gon-
, eral Manager of the Company and the Officers
of District Number 18 United'Mine'Workers of
America, for settlement, and if they agree
their decision shall bo final, Should they fail
to agree, it shall be referred to a Joint Committee to be made up of three Operators appointed by the Western Coal Operators' Association, and three Miners appointed by District
Number 18, United Mine Workers of America,
for settlement. If they agree'their decision
shall be binding upon both parties. A majority
of the full committee must vole in favor of any
action before it can be declared carried.
In the event of a failure to agree, the Committee shall endeavor to select, an Independent
chairman, and failing to agree upon an independent chairman, tho Minister of Labor shall
be nskod to appoint, such Chairman; the decision of the Commltteo thus constituted Bhall bo
binding upon.both parties.
The Joint Commlttoo shall moot every three
niontliH on the second Tuesday, or at nny tome
on tho joint call of the President of the Wostorn Coal Operators' Association nnd tho President, of District Number 18, Unitod Mlno
Workors of Amorlcn,
(D) In Uio meantime niul In all cases while
dispulos nro being Investigated and settled, tlie
minors, mine laborers and nil other pnrtios Involved must continue lo worlc pending Investigation and until flnnl decision lias boen reached; but whoro miner, minors, mine Inbornr, or
nilno laborers, hns or have boon discharged by
■ dm Company, ho or thoy shall not remain in the
employ of tho Company while his or their caso
is bolng fnvoHtlunfoiI and sol I led.     If a claim
he mndo within five days whoro n man or mon
Ikih or havo boon unjustly discharged, tho   enso
shall bo iloalt with according to this nrtlelo,
nnd If it Ih proven thnt ho or Ihey hnvo boon
unJiiHily iloalt with, ho or ihey shall bo ruin-
stated.     If a clnlm Is made for compensation
'   for time lost, in ciihos whoro roliis-tutciiti/iit 1ms
followed, it shall bo left lo the Joint Coniinlltoo
to decide what nnimiiil .(If nny) is to bo paid.
IK)   Any breach of this agreuinent by any of
tlio pnrtlns hereto Is not tn void tho said agreement, but llm same Ih lo continue lu full force
and effect.      It  is nol Intended, however, by
this sub-section to abridge tho rlwht of tho men
in HiiHjienil work afier the final ni-itlciiioni as
heroin provided, If any Operator or Operators
I'ofiisu io be hound    hy any decision    given
against them under this.article.
The I'll Coininliieii Hhall be a committee of
iiui" In i-neh Colliery or oilier plant coveroil hy
thlH imrio'iinMH. Hi-li.-i'ti-i] >•>' iln- •.•iiii>Io>-<-i>k wni-k-| pi^y.-.-H mul Dw uuuingement, nud  when
lm* id  sueh Colliery    or oilier    plant,    noni*'
luiiought theii i-wii iiuinb-r, eve-pi one member
iiinv be ii I'heclaWi'lghiiinii. or no Officer of the
Local  Union, mn iieci-ssurlly nn employee   of
the Company; this member   must    previously
hnve  becll  >'«.Jo."li>il  IIS  C*ii*i-|*WI'!k))II)*III  01*  Offl-
lor fruiii iimoiigKi the employees of iil'oresnld
f'ollierv or other plant; duo notice of hiicIi ho-
loi'tion ptoperly r-i-.lU*"l nlmll 1"' glvn to llio
Cointmiiv.' , ,,,,,..,
Tlie illHt'.'n nl He' ■ " ' "•"	
.■"'•.••!  'O '•,'• "c'llftlW'ttt  ftt illipilles lift Ween  lho
Pit Huns or Foreman, nnd any employee -awiving in or around (lie milieu. iiiIhIiik mn ot thin
iiki" ni'iiL i-ii'-! ""-I" "•.'-'.^""m"!!"**' mini*' In cotuiec-
lion therewith, the Pit Hon** or I'Vireinnii nnd
mnn nr men having fulled to umei*.
Tt,,. pit f'm'in-ilt'r-t', In illMliun*'" of Hi*: duties,
slnill under no ciiviiriiKtniuvn nu ■.11n.4i.11 n.v
mine for unv cause whiitcvi-r. unless called upon by I he Pit Boss or Foreiii.m, or by n miner
or day mnn, wim nmy I'"*" n grievance which
hn hns first tried to, and cannot Hett> with the;
Moss. . i
Members »f "lie Pit (.'omiiiltlee employed u« f
,lnv men. hIiiiII not leave their places of d.ityl
during working ho\ir», ■*->*« ■*■('* l<> ,» ' i.*iU>i-,u uf,
tin- Pit ItoHi" or Koromnn. or In cases tiivol*.-'
inn. ih" wiiipiLine of Mi- mlti"
Wl.iiu'v.-r any new work nilKe*. a price fori
from work, may be discharged.'
If aiiy employee oi* employees shall cause   a
stoppage of work in.violation of this agreement,
he or they shall be subject to discharge by the
Company without recourse.
The Company will grant the right to the Miners to employ check-weighers, and, will grant
the' said checkweighers every facility to enable
thom to render a correct account, of all coal
weighed, and will allow the cars ttnbe tared
from time to time, and the machine to be properly tested from time to tlmo, and will deduct
from the wages of all contract miners such
amounts as may be designated from time to
time and will pay over the same to the Secretary of the Local Union for wages of Check-
weighers.        ^.
In case an employee Is thrown'out of employment, unless discharged, ho shall be glvon preference over now men in other mines lu the
same camp operated by the Coinpiiny.
Whon a miner's working placo becomes deficient owing to any abnormal conditions preventing lilm from earning tho minimum wago of
(ifH.OO) per shift, and should tho Company desire to continue to work said placo or places,
the Mine Management and Pit Committee shall
oxnmlno said plnco or plncos and ngme upon
n rnto to no pnld the minor for such doflelont
work. Failing- to ngroo upon such rnto, tho
place, If worked, shnll be worked upon the dny
A'nge scale for minors.
Tho Compnny shnll pay tho sum of throo dollars ($:i.00) per dny for nil milium liikon from
contract, work to do Company work.
In accordance! with lho Conl MIiior .Uoguln-
Hon Acts of British Columbia ami Alborta, tho
Company shnll nt nil times deliver an' adoquato
supply of HiiKnblo timber, mils, ties, plunks
nnd sheet Iron al Ihe nenrosl crosscut to tho
fnco of all raise workings, and in wot plncos
whoro tlio regular pit"cars go to the working
face, without being handled by the Miner, they
shall be. delivered on tho ears to tho working
face; in othor places across thu pilch, the
timber, mils, ties, plunks nud sheet iron shall
be delivered at. tlie mouth of tho room.
lu pitching scums, where chutes are usod, tho
f.ouipimy will iinmlie all conl placed in chut oh
by the Miners.
The nintter of Doctor and hospital arrange*
nn-nts  Is  to  he  urriiiigod   between   (he    em-
niniiiKeil, Uir* Ciniipuiiy agrees lo liiiikn tho
lollii linn for thai puijiw-e; thin i« subject In
Hrltlhh Columbia to the laws of the Province,
In camps whore Docior nml hoipltni nr*
rniigenieiils have already been made and nro
Hinh'fiiciory, the ciihiohis prevnllliiK ill such
niiii|i', Hindi continue.
The Joint (.'ommltteo shnll nl I huh* flrsl meet*
lug |iro\iilo rules for tin- mode of prou'iluro for
llio making of nrriim-emeiitH between the om*
plnyoot-i mm uio uiiiiiiigi'iii'.iii.
It shall he iiudciKtooil nml agreed that tho
.•nuploy*'.'* «lmll he nt porfect liberty to purchase goods wherever they may choose to do
Tlie following ilnjh only ahnll lw ob.wrved •.*■"
New Yenrs Day
Mny First
Victoria   l>'iy
Dominion Dny
Labor Day
T!i'i!tl,-«i,'lvlr)*a- H.'iv
DlhtrJci 'unl: Jut*'iiui!lonal Klertlon Day
* Christ nm* Buy
In the event nf an iiisiuiiUiiM'OO,* d-atli by an
a,, id. at in lh" mine, or ai'it-iile (he mine, thi'
No' sub-contracting shall be allowed In   any
mine operated by the Company, but this shall
not apply to the employment of backhands.
In case of either local or general suspension
of mining, either at the expiration of this contract, or otherwise, the engineers, firemen and
pumpmen shall not suspend work, but shall,
when mining is suspended, fully protect all of
the Company's property under their care, and
operate fans and pumps, and lower and hoist
such men and supplies as may be required to
protect tho, Company's property, and any and
all coal required' to keep up steam at the Company's plant; but, it understood and
agreed that the Company will not ask them to
hoist any conl for sale on the market.*
The single shift system in rooms and pillars
shall be adhered to as far as practicable.
A working place in the mine where water
drips from the roof in quantity sufficient to wet
a man's clothing, or where standing water is
sufficient to wet a man's clothing above his
knees, shall be considered a "Wet Place"; a
place where the use of gum,boots will keep a
man's feet dry shall hot be considered a "Wet
Where a man is continuously engaged on
rock work where hammer and steel are used,
he shall be considered a Rock Miner, and paid
Rock Miner's-wages.
If an air drill be used the Driller shall be
paid Machine Runners' wages, and the helpers
paid Machine Runners' helpers' wages; the
other men engaged shall be classed as miners
or laborers, as'-'may be.
Where a man is engaged on work in both rock
and coal, if the amount of rock is greater than
the amount of coal, he shall be classed as a
Rock Miner, and where the amount of coal is
greater than the amount of rock, he shall be
classed as a Coal Miner.
Where a man is engaged on continuous Brushing, either top or, bottom, using the usual drills
and tools, lie shall be classed as a Coal Miner;
if the Brushing be done by hammer and steel,
he shall be classed as a Rock-Miner.
Tlmbermen taking out rock while engaged in
retimbering or repairing shall not be .classed
as Rock. Miners.
Lewis Stockett, President
P.  L,  Naisrnith, Vice-President
0. E. A. Whiteside, Acting Secretary
T.  E. James,  Nat, Organizer
Hamilton B. Fuller,
Bottom   mnn"....
Slate Picker boys
Slate Picker Men
Car Oiler men  ..
Car Oiler boys ..
Per day
.. ?2.62*/j
.;    1.25
..    2.25
..    2.25
..    1.50
Tally boys  ...'       1.25
Teamsters       2.621/.
Blacksmiths      3.67*/,
Blacksmith-helpers ...     2.G2V2
Carpenters         3.671,*.
Carpenter' helpers          2.62ys
Power House  Engineers       3.67Vs
Power House engineers     3.15
Fan Men        2.62%
Hoisting Engineers    2.89
Tail Rope Engineers  .'     3.36
Tail Rope Engineers'     3.67*,.,'
Box Car Loader engineer  '..   3.15.
Tipple engineer  .'   3.15'
Locomotive engineer (outside)  .   3; 15 '
Locomotive engineer helper
or switchman     2.75
Firemen   .'.,.' 2..62%
Firemen   ...'  :     3.67%
Railway Car Handler, (men)  ...   2.36
Tipple Dumper  (man)       2.62%
Tipple Dumper   (boys)        1.50
Car Repairers    -.   3.15
Breaker   Engineer,     .".    3.15
Fan Firemen ...  '.     3.15 '
Lampman (depending on number
of lamps and skill of man)
°     ?2.25-$3.l5
Lampman       2.25-262*/2
Machinist ".' 3.15-3.67%.
Machinist Helper   2.62V2
Ashman    ' ' ■ 2.25
Ashman     2.62*/2
Wiper  man     2.62%
"' 10
10    '
Where any employee hasdrawn his time before the regular pay day, he thereby severs his
connection with the Company, and any alleged
grievance he may have ceases to be a question
for consideration .under this agreement.-
The United Mine Workers of America do not
ln any way prohibit the employment of Chinese
in or around the mines, but where such labor Is
employed they shall be paid tho scale, for such
work with the following provision," i.e., that
where they are now employed at Bankhead and
Canmore present rates shall not be Interfered
with in any way by the United Mine Workers
of America during the.life of this agreement.
Present conditions to prevail.
The Companies will pay the regular pay rolls
at the several mines, for all wages earned during the previous calendar month, on the., fifteenth of each* month; If tho said fifteenth be
a Saturday, and If not, then on the first Saturday after the fifteenth, except In the case of the
Fifteenth falling on a Sunday, when the Company will pay on tho Fourteenth.
Any employee desiring to leave the service
of tho Company shall, on his request, bo paid
all monies duo him within two days after his
stoppage of work,
It is agreed that District. No. 18 of the United
Mine Workors of America will not.In nny wny
restrict or Interfere with tho marketing of conl
or coko, to nny porson, firm or corporation,
Tlio schedule rntos undor this agroomont arc
to be the minimum rales paid, but nothing in
this agreement shall bo construed to provont
the Companion from paying higher rates should
tlioy so (loslro,
It Is uIbo understood that whoro higher rates
have prevailed'iio reduction shall tako plnco.
Tho Company shnll, ns far as practicable,
supply each und ovory miner with an equal
turn of cars.
Tho prpsnnt practice of working minors,
nlthor as purinorB or wltli mlnoi'H and laborers,
as It exists In thc sevornl camps at. tho present, time shall bo adhorod to,
With tlie following provisions:—- Tlmt tlio
clauses In regard to the samo In the agreements expiring March 31st, I'M will romnin In
On nil Company work tlio Coinpiiny shnll employ such eluss of men as the work requires,
and ot llm rates of wages provided for In this
The outside Hcnle of wngos, which governed
the parties hereto on March Hist, won,   shall
continue in effect during the life of this agreement, us per attached schedules.
Thu inHlde Hcah' of wages which governed
tlm parties hereto on March Hist, 1009, shall
continue in effect, during the life of this agreement, wllh the following except lout*: Machine-
men arc to iw mini m f„,„u \nt nun, ...,«
y,.\i ■jl-jchcl-.et** :i1 ?'.' nn per <A\\tt, nnd schert*
tile "IV of the iu,roi*ti)i'*nt oxplrlng Mnrch Hist,
1900, Is nnnulleil, as per niturhcd schedules,
The scale of contract prices, which governed
lho parlies hereto on Mnrch "list, IHO1.),   shnll
f(lll*l llltK" I'l ")»•. •,',,.,...*, ■/..-*   /.\:  i." ..'..I.. a.,;.'"
ment, ns per nil ached schedules; nnd thnt the
matter of ills-put..*, In regard to the prlco on
pillars nt lUHcrest mine, lie referred to (ho
Joint Committee for settlement, nnld Commlttdo
Is (o be named nt the signing of this Agree*
ment, nud render u decision thereon, lmnied*
As per nttiiihed schedule-**..
IN WITNIWri <Al.ri.'.*f, tlio p-iiilo., hereto
lm vn hereunto set the Imndd of Hnir proper
officers, this Thirtieth dny of June. 1UO0.
William Powell, President
Clem Stubbt, Vice-President
A. J.  Carter, Secretary.
(man)        2.25
or tipple' oiler
picker boss .
Framer  (men)
62 Vo
Box Car Shovellers, (men) ...
Breaker platform boss	
Breaker , platform  men -     2.36
Breaker screen men  .-'... ' 2^5
"Rock bank  (men)  ,..77... 2.2a
Dirt bank (men)   '    2.25
Finisher after Box Car Loader.    2.25
All other outside labor   2.25
Levelling and drawing  (6*^ ton
charge)     ?1.00 per oven
Levelling  and   drawing    (5" ton
charge)        0.80 per oven
Loading into Box Cars (over 200" *
tons per  month)    :...    0.17 per ton
Loading Into Box Cars (less than
200 tons per month)      0.16 per ton
Steam Locomotive engineers ,,?3,15 10 hours
Motormen   2.89 10 hours
Larrymen   2.25 10 hours
Plasterers 2.25 10 hours
Carters' and cleaners   2.25 10 hours
All other laborers 2.25 10 hours
.  All charges to be large or small   at the discretion of the Coke Oven superintendent.
Ram Engine Man   $3.15 10
Chnrgot'B     ...•,.,' ,'    2.C2V2 10
("layers        2.C2*/2 10
Drawers '.    2,02*/.. 10
Loaders'       2.30 10
Engineer.    3.67V& 12
Brlquettor      '.     3.78 12
Briquette Helper         3.IB 12
Tar Moltor      2.fl2*/a 12
Laboror     2.C2Mi 12
for the Employees of the Coal Department of
thc Alberta Railway and Irrigation Co.
Per Hour
Top Cagors     2-1
Dumpers      24
Car trimmers      2*1
Gruusors (boys)   ..according to ago  .1.0*. 17
Scroon englno tondor  24
Box Car Loader, Engineer ;10
Slato Pickers (boys) according to^ago .10*. 17
A. Rizzuto
J. Crawford
Fernie Livery, Dray & Transfer Co.
Contracts Taken
Including Stump Pulling, Land Clearing and Ploughing.     Let us
figure on your next job
Rubber Tired Buggies, New, Turnouts
A full line of shelf and   heavy   Hard-
1 «*
ware in stock together  with ,a
complete range of Stoves
Furniture Department
Our Furniture Department embraces the
most unique and up-to-date lines.   ,
Come in ancl have a look
Tally boys
Blacksmith  helper   -24
Lending cnrponler   35
Cnrpontor helpers  21
Car repairers    28
Machinists      :10-.:15
Machinists' helpers   ,,,.    ,2*1
Hoisting KiigliKiiii'H    '.',*
Haulage Knglnocr    80
I .calling Fireman (man holding cortlflculo,,,
.''li'cnu'ii hclpnrs and ash whuiMers 2.
Inside Wooes
Tlin following wages are on tho lmsls of im
eight-hour work dny.
Per   Dny
Hhot Lighters    $3.00
Hrattlco men        3.00
Hrattlco Men Helpers      2,GO
Tlnibnniioii      3,00
ft re
Tlinborinwi  Helpers
Tracklayers' hol,*i«rs  .
**     . .   *,       T ?*,,,. ,
.i.^.Kt. ...v  ,,   ..       , tl. .j'.! -
Locomotive  eiiglnnor
Locomotive switchman
Brlvors, In wot plncos  ,,,, 3.00
nrlvi'rs, Spike Tonm   3.2ii
Couplers (mon)   ,,,.., ..,,,.,,.. 2.50
Couplers (hoys)       1.50
t*iV>illllI>(i>vh   , , ,ii.lii w> it ,'vo
Doorboys ,  1,00
Kept* Itlders   2,75
M 11(11 und tall ropo rldors  3,00
Pushers     2.110
Huek'.-rs      2. GO
London*      2,GO
Miners   3.00
Mlnctii, lu Vant  pl'irne;    '!.G0
Kock  Milters    3.50
Timber Hnnd1*rt  2.7f.
Lulio'crs  2,GO
Cflgers       2.1,0
Msdilni'iiU'ii ,,,., 3.50
Mrtchlnornon hnlpcrn   3.00
Pumpmen   2.SO
Hoist men {2,75 to 3.00
(Contlnur*.  on  par***  thr*«|
Wm. Eschwig, Proprietor
New and up-to-date
Handsome  Cafe Attached
Alberta Show
Case Works
- Afanufacturet's   of
Calgary, Alta.
♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦.♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
j Fernie Dairy
— ,-.„-- .,— ,,. ■ ...   ,   ,.- a.-n 11— ■
delivered    to   all
piii'ts of tho town
Great Northern Rail y
Fast Time and
Good Connection
To All Points East and West
Leave Fernie 1.00 p, m,
Arr. Spokane  11      ,,
Oiily 21  hour::  from  F^rni*1? (•*■**- R<»af(-li» anrl Vttnc.niiwr
Singer Sewing Machines Co.,
Fernie, B. C.
mmm***m*imimmmmmm**mfm* I1 1 r—mmmmmtt*   mi       i
Why be*without a Sewing Machine when you
can get one for $3.00 a month ?
J. P. H0ULAHAH, Agent, opposite* Goal Co.'s office, PelUt Ave.
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(Continued  from  page  two)
' Inside Day Wages
Per Hour
Bratticenien "■•    • 3"l&
Bratticemen Helpers   ' -31V4
Timbermen         • 371,..
Timbermen Helper   ...
'Drivers   (wet places)
Drivers:(boys).   18%'. to .31%
Tracklayers ." 371/{,
Tracklayers' helpers .• 31%
Miners      ..-' ' "• • •    -31%
Couplers. ../.....: -,-    -31-V4
Couplers   (boys)    18%
'Switch boys 15% to .31%
Grippers      ' ■* *?•- 31%
Pipe Fitters' helpers  v -•    .31%
Pumpmen         _ *40
Cagers *...-.   ' • 37-V-2
Pushers __—■ -Wfo
Pick carrier boys    15% to .31^
Clutchmen      371/i
Trappers    '.".. .15% to .31%
Roller men   ....- 31%
No. 2 Seam
Mining rate to be .55 per gross ton. •     .
YARDAGE—Levels to be 10 ft.  wide, 7 ft.
high en the low side, and thickness of coal on
upper side; ?1.75 per lineal yard.-
Parallel airway to be 6 x 10 feet; $1.75 per
lineal yard.   -       .
Crosscuts between levels 6x8 feet; ijl.oO
per lineal yard,
Room crosscuts to be not less than 8x8 leet,
not tobe driven inoer, than 25 ft. from one
side, no tracks; ?1.00 per lineal yard.
TIMBERING:—Entry timber, maximum to be
12 in. in diameter, at butt, and 14 ft. in
length; $2.00 per set, with lagging.
Room timber, maximum to be 10 In. in diameter at butt, and 16 ft. in length, $1.00 per
set; if required to set timber of larger dimensions, to be paid for In proportion, or be set
by the Company.    <i
PROPS: All props, exclusive of those used to
set brattice or chutes, .05 per lineal foot.
TRACK LAYING: ,A11 tracks to be laid by
*' the Company, except a pair of temporary rails
to the face,.which should be laid by the miner
' without charge.
CHUTES: .30 per lineal yard, 5 planks
2. x 12 in., two posts every 8 ft. with cross
pieces.     This includes sheet iron.
BRATTICE: .05 per lineail yard for each foot
,in height.
BRUSHING: 6 ft. wide, .50 per Inch per
lineal yard; 12 ft. wide, .10 per inch per lineal
Seam No. 4
.   No powder.'
Mining rate to be .50 per gross ton.
YARDAGE: Levels not less than 12 ft. wide,
by thickness of seam; $1.00 per lineal yard.
PARALLELS. Thickness of seam not loss
than 10 ft': wide; $1.00 per lineal yard.
■ Crosscuts between levels: Thickness of seam
,not less than. 8 ft.  wide;  $1.00    per    lineal'
yard.    • "
Crosscuts between room: Thickness of seam
_not. less than 8 ft.a wide, not to be driven more
 than 25  ft.   from one  side, $1.00 per lineal
". Timbering: Same as No. "2 seam.   „
Props:, Same as No. 2 seam.
■ Tracklaying:  Same as* No.  2
Chutes: Same as No: 2 seam.
Brattice: Same as No. 2 seam.
proportion at $1.31% per foot per lineal yard,
for each foot in thickness.
' Skips: 10 ft. wide, coal to be paid for in
proportion, at .52% per foot, per lineal yard,
for each foot in thickness. Rock in this seam
to be paid for at .10 per inch per lineal yard.
No. 3 Seam
Prices to be the same as No. 1 seam.   The
basis of measurement to be a maximum thick-
ness'of seam at 5 ft., instead of 4 ft. as in No.
1 seam.
... No. 3 Seam
Prices to be, the same as No'. 1 seam.   The
basis of measurement, to be a maximum thickness of seam at 5 ft., instead of 4 ft. as in No.
1 seam.
No. 4 Seam
Breasts 20 ft. wide, $6.30 per lineal yard,
4 ft. thickness increasing or decreasing thickness of seam to be paid proportionately at .75
per foot per lineal yard.
Pillars: 30 feet wide, 4 ft. thickness, $6.30
per lineal yard; increasing or decreasing thick-
ness'of seam to be paid proportionately,at .75
per foot per lineal yard, down to a minimum
thickness of 3 ft. including dirt or rock.
Skips: 10 ft. wide, 4 ft. thickness, $3.15
per lineal yard, increasing or decreasing thickness to be paid proportionately at .25 per foot
per lineal yard.
The following prices to prevail in all seams:
Chute building SOc per lineal yard, to be
built according to present practice, 4 ft.4 wide,-
unless otherwise ordered by the Pit Boss.
First length of chute, 16 ft. $2.50.
' Bulkheads according to present practice,
$2.50. All retlmbering and replacing broken
timbers in breasts to be done by contract work
8 in. or 10 in, timber at .05 per foot.
Gob or brattice building in breasts, .30 per
lineal yard.
All horizontal breasts driven over 200 ft., to
be paid 50c per yard extra, up to 300 ft.
Chutes to be driven 12 ft. wide at- present
Gangways to be driven by special contract.
Brushing:" Same as.No. 2 seam.
Lille Mine in No. 1 Seam
Gangway to be driven by special contract.
'   Breasts "Up to the Pitch" 20 ft. wiae.
For mining coal $5,70 per lineal yard.
Building brattice,  ,30 per lineal y.v.'d.
Building chutes .30 per lineal yard.
Brattice of 1 in. boards built alv tlsht from
floor to roof,
Chute building to include laying of sheet
iron.   ' •       .
Work "Across tho pitch" Including handling
coal, laying and building brattice:
Breasts, 20 ft. wide, $G.O0 per lineal'yard.
Pillars, 30 ft, wide, $7.50 per lineal yard.
Tracks In pillars to ba laid by Company,
Bellevue Mine No   2 Seam
Gangway to bo driven II foot collar, 14 ft.
spread and 7 feet clear above rail, $14,00 per
lineal yard. ...
Chutes to be driven 7 x 10; $5.50 per*lineal
First length of chuto and, battery, $5,00 If
not built, by Company.
Monkey gangway; to be driven 6x6 from
outside ond, by car, $3..r)0 por lineal yard.
Crosscuts; To be driven 0x6 both sides,
$3.00 per lineal yard.
Breasts: To be driven il x 20, "Up the pitch"
including timbering, chute and air tight brat*
lice, $10.00 per llnaal yard.
Breasts of greater dlinonsloiiB to bo paid renin proportion.
" No. 1 Seam, Bellevue
Tho mining prlco on pillars "Up tho Pitch,"
including Betting of 5 rows of props, whoro
necessary, ,45 per cubjc ynrd. '
Supplementary Contract
"'   Ah npproveil by Joint Committee,'July 8th.
1008.   Other contracts now In forco botwoon
tho Company nnd District 18 U ,.M. \V. of A.
No, 1 8eam
Ba-i-istH 20 ft. wide, 1 fl, high. SfC.77-.-i PC*'
lineal yard.
Plllnrm 30 ft. wido, 4 fl, Willi, $0.30 por
lineal ynrd, IncroiiHliiB or -locronuInK thlcknam,
of mmm, to bo paid for. proportionately at. .75
por lineal ynrd por foot, down to a minimum
thlckiioHH of 11 ft, Including dirt or rock,
.SklpHi *|2.02Vj l»or lineal yard, 10 ft. wido,
4 fl. hlgli, Increasing or ilocrotiHlni! IIiIcIiuohh
of Hoam, to hn paid nl rnto of 2fio. por foot, por
lineal ynrd, down to a minimum tlilcluiow* of
.'I ft. Iiicliiillng dirt nr rock,
Carey Seam
Gangway: 6 ft. collar, 10 ft. spread,-6 ft 6 in.
high In the clear, as driven at present, and
including coal, rock timbering, and laying of
track, per lineal yard $12.50.°
Breasts up the pitch. Twelve feet wide, and
7 feet, thickness of coal, Including timbering,
chute and stairway, and brattice building, per
lineal yard $6.75.
Breasts across the pitch: 12 ft. wide,, and
7 ft. thickness of coal including timbering,
brattice, tracklaying and hanodling of coal per
lineal yard $6.25.  -
Pillars: 30 ft. wide, and 7 ft. thickness of
coal, including timbering, fand handling of coal,
per lineal yard $10.00.    '    ,
These prices, are based upon the present system of working. If seam is>more than seven
feet, or less than seven feet, tb be paid for proportionately.    . „,__'*
No. 2 Seam
Gangways: 7 ft. collars, $5.50 per lineal yard
which  includes single timber, and  $1.00 per
set for square sets, of three pieces lagged. All
•coal to be forked and the slack and other refuse
to' be loaded in separate cars from the coal.    '■
Counter Gangways:  $5.00   per lineal   yard,
,which includes single timber,  .50 per set .of
two pieces lagged;    $1.00 per   set of. three
-slack and rock to be loaded separately from
the coal.* .
Breasts (Up to Pitch) 30 ft; wide, with airway on each rib and coal chute and gob. ..All
coal, when required to be forked, and the slack
and other refuse gobbed, and put Into coal
chute, $8.00 per yard, and-.50 per yard for
building chutes, when vein is from 8 to 10 feet
thick. If less than 8 ft. or more than 10 ft.
to be paid proportionately.
Pillars: 30 ft. wide. All coal to be forked,
and slack and other refuse gobbed, by working
pillars on a slant, and gobbing slack ancl othor
refuse behind wing boards, wherever practicable. Price $6.50 per yard, where vein is
from 8 to 10 feet, thick; if less than 8 ft. or
more than 10 ft., to be paid proportionately.
Chutes: 12 ft. wide, $4.50 per lineal yard,
building chute and stairway 50c, per lineal
yard, and placing of bulkheads $2,50.
Crosscuts: Between breasts, 6 ft. wido, and
the'height of the vein, including single timber,
$4,50 per lineal yard.
No. 4, Seam
Main Gangway "A" Level: 12 ft. wide, which
includes single Umber lagged, All coal lo be
forked, and tho Black and othor refuse to be
loaded In separate cars from the coal. $8.50
per lineal ynrd.
Main1 Gangway "13" Level: 10 ft. wide, which
Includes Blnglo limber lagged., All coal to bo
forked, and the slack ancl other rofuso to be
gobbed, or loaded In separate cars from tho
coal, as required. $7.00 por linenl ynrd.
Counter Gangways: 10 ft. wide, which Includes slnglo timber lagged. All coal to bo
forked, and the Black and othor rofuso gobbed,
or londed In separate cars from tho coal, as required, $6,00 por lineal yard.
ChiitoB: 10 ft. wido, $4.50 por llnoal yard,
building chutes and stairway, .50 por lineal
yard, building bulkheads $2.50.
BroastB (Up the Pitch) 30 ft. wide, Includ-
lug timbering, chuto, air tight brattice, and
stairway. All coal to bo forked and tho slack
and othor rofuso to bo gobbed In front of wing
boards, and tho conl lo bo put Into chuto. $0.00
por llnonl ynrd for tho conl and timbering, and
,50 per linenl yard for (ho building of tlio
chuto and Rtalrwny,
Crosscuts: Botwoon bronslH; 6 ft. wido, ancl
lho height of tho vein, Including slnglo timber
lagged, $5.00 por llnoal ynrd,
Pillars: 30 ft. wido, Including nocossnry tlin*
bor. All conl lo bo forked, mid Black niul other
rofuso gobbed bohlnd wing bonrds, and tho
conl pul Into tho chuto. $ per lineal yard,
Tho above .prices nro linsoil on lho seam bolng ii ft. thick; If moro or loss thnn !) ft, to
lio pnld for proportionately.
No. 6 Sen'm
Counter Gangways: 10 ft. wide, which includes single timber lagged. $6.00 per lineal
yard. All coal to be forked, and.the slack
and other refuse to be gobbed, or loaded in separate cars from the coal as required.
Chutes:-'12 ft. wide, $4,50 per lineal yard,
building chute and stairway .50 per lineal
yard; building bulkhead $2.50.'
Breasts: (Up the pitch) 30 ft. wide.'includ-
ing timbering, chute, air tight.brattice, stairway, and the cap rock; all coal to be forked and
the slack and other refuse to be gobbed in
front of wing boards, and the coal to be put
into the chute. $9.00 per lineal yard for the
coal and the rock and.. 50 per lineal yard for
the building of the chute and stairway.   .
Crosscuts: Between the breasts, 8 ft. wide,
and the height of the vein including single
timber, lagged, $4.50 per lineal yard.
Pillars: 30 ft. wide, including necessary timber, building of ctiute, and taking up of old
chute in breast, all coal to be forked, and
slack and other refuse gobbed behind wing
boards, ancl the coal put in the chute; $8.00
per lineal yard, based on the seam, including,
the cap rock, "where necessary to be taken
down, being 8 ft. thick, if more or less than 8
ft. thick, to be paid for proportionately, and
if pillars are more or less than 30 ft. wide, to
be paid for proportionately.
The above prices are based on the seam, including the cap rock, being 8 ft. thick, if more
or less than 8 ft. to be paid for proportionately.
No. 6 Seam
Gangways: 12 ft. wide, including single timber lagged, all coal to be forked, and the slack
and other refuse to be loaded in separate cars
from- the coal. $8.00 per ilneal yard.
Counter Gangways: 10 ft. wide, including
single timber lagged, all coal to be forked and
the slack and other refuse-to be gobbed or
loaded In separate cars, as required. $6.00 per
lineal yard! ,
Chutes: 10 ft. wide, $4.50 per lineal yard;
building chute and stairway . 50 per lineal yard;
building bulkhead $2.50. Where the chute is
built above the bottom, of the seam, except
for the first length, .50 per yard, for the extra
work of lifting the coal up into the chute.
Breasts: 30 ft. wide, including timbering,
chute, air tight brattice and stairway; all coal
to be forked, and the slack and other refuse
to be gobbed, and the coal put into the chute.
$9.00 per lineal yard for the coal, and :50 per
lineal yard for the building of the chute and
.Crosscuts: Between breasts, 8-ft. wide, and
the height of the seam, including single timber
lagged, $4.50 per lineal yard.
The above prices are based on the seam
being 8 ft. thick, if more or less than 8 ft. to
be paid for proportionately.
All seams 7 Pushing and dumping coal over
200 ft. and up to 300 ft.  .50 per lineal yard.
It is understood that the coal, in all places,
is to be mined with the use of as little powder
as possible.
not to be driven more than 25 ft. from one side.
No tracks. $1.00 per lineal.yard.
Timbering: Room timber; maximum to be
10 in. in diameter, at butt, and 16 ft. in
length, $1.00 per set. If required to set timbers
of larger dimensions, to be paid for in proportion, or be set by the Company.
Entry Timber: Maximum to be 12 in. in dia- '
meter at butt, adn 14 ft. in length, $2.00   per
set with lagging";-.if required to set timber of
larger dimensions, to be. paid for in proportion,
or set by the Company.
Props: All props, exclusive of those used to
set brattice, or chutes, 5c per lineal foot.
Track Laying: All track to be laid by the
Companv, except a pair of temporary rails to
the face, which shall be laid by the miner without charge. .    :
Chutes: 30c per lineal yard, 5 planks 2 in. by
12 in. 2 posts every 8 ft. with cross pieces;
this includes sheet iron.
Brattice: 5 cents per lineal yard for each foot
in-height.   ' '
. Brushing: 6 feet wide, 5 cents per inch per
lineal yard, 12 ft. wide, 10c per inch per lineal
The above prices are based upon the present
method of working.
Local Conditions
Dockage for loading rock in coal: All conditions to remain as at present.
The Company will deliver workmen's house
coal at $2.50 per ton. ,
Brushing: Present prices paid, and conditions
at Coleman, to remain during this agreement.
B.  E. WALKER, President
Paid-up Capital1   $10,000,000
Reserve Fund    -    6,000,000
Branches throughout Canada, and in United States and England
Every facility afforded to fanners and cithers for the .transaction of   their hanking;
.Sales notes will be. cashed or taken for collection.
equal facility.
H. W.
Accounts may
be opened by mail ami  monies
withdrawn   in  this way  witli
Manager, Fernie. '
Per day
Machine Runners $3.50
Machine  Helpers... 3.00
Muckers     2.75
Drivers     2.75
Miners  (Rock)     3.50'
Outside labor '.. 2.50
Blacksmiths 3.50 to 4.00   *
Timber  framers  3.50-
Track layers    3.00 _
" -JO"-
, .         Wet Places
I-Irs. Per clay.
8       4.00
8'      3.50
8       3.00
8       3.00
8   .   3.75
10 -    ....
. \
Brattice men ...... 3
Hoistmen     ... 7 ... 2.89       8     ' -	
Firemen   ...'. -2.75       8       .....
Which rates are to apply only to the present
rock tunnels. The tunnels are to be driven
continuously, with three shifts of eight hours
each, seven days per week, except the- shift
from midnight Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday,
which will be discontinued for the purpose, of
changing shifts. The shifts to commence at
8 a.m.,'4 p.m., ancl midnight.
All coal to be paid for on screened basis, one
ton being considered 2000 pounds.
Local Conditions'
The Company will deliver to their workmen,
run of mine coal at $2.50 per ton, and screened,
coal at $3.00 per ton. ..  '  -?'
The Company will sell to its employees 40
per cent, dynamite at $10.00 per box (50 lbs.)
and Monobel powder at $15.00 per box (50
lbs.)-   7 _ '
Fuse, caps, and other supplies to be at present rates.> ' - ",.,..,
■ Dockage: All miners agree to deliver their
coal as free from rock as possible*. Serious
or repeated contravention of this, clause shall
be taken up with the Pit Committee, and if
found to be through the negligence of the min-
er, he mav be discharged.
All other local conditions to remain as at
Local Conditions
Mine run coal $2.50".
Dynamite .25 per pound.
Monobel .30 per pound.
Other coflditipns .  to remain as under   the
agreement ending March 31st, 1909.
Local  Conditions
Penalties for Loading Impurities:—The men
are to deliver their coal as free from slack ancl
rock, or other impurities, as it is practicable,
and in case of a miner failhg to do so, he shall
be warned for the first and second offences,
for the' third offence he shall be fined one dollar, for the fourth offence he shall be fined
Two Dollars, and for continued and aggravated
cases, it shall be taken up with the pit commit-*
t.ee, and if found to be through the negligence
of-the-mincr-7-he-may~be-dischai-ged.J—:—; __
Supplies? Etc.:—The Company   will deliver
,    a ■*
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,
Saurkraut and Oysters.
j The 41 Meat Market Limited
§ Wholesale and Retail Butchers
I Our Motto "Civility, Cleanliness and correct weight to all"
Stores in all the  Principal Towns in British Columbia and Alberta
Salt Fish
,13 per
.19 per
.09 per
Mnh) Oiinutwny "A" lovol:—10 fl. wide,   Including Hlnglo llmbor Inmiod,     All mil lo bo
No, 2 8eam .. , ft,.-],,-..!, and Uio slack nml other rcfiiHe lo
llrcnfltH! 20 fl. wide, conl to ho pnld lu pro*lonilod In Hopnrnto enra from llio conl, •
portion nt f 1 .or. per foot per llim-il ynrd, for! pnr lineal ynrd lor llio conl,    UmihWiik
K mol In I.iIpU.ii.hh. ! ix-r llnonl ynrd; ink iik « own cap conl,
Pllliira: !)0 ft. wide, conl to ho pnld for   in' sumo oxIhIh, .Ml por llnuitl >aiu.
Pick Mining
Pillars and stumps, GG cents per
Machine Mining
Runners   (rooms)   	
Runners (narrow work)  	
'   Scrnpers (rooms)   	
. Scrapers (narrow work)   .11 per ton
Loaders   (rooms)    '"0 por ton
Lenders (narrow work)    11 per ton
bonders, hone coal over four Inches thick,
•12c iter running yard In entries nnd rooms.
Londers, squaro booms in entries .20 per
Londors, round booms, ln entries, .40 por
Londers, room crosscuts, $1.50 por llnonl
Loaders, lifting bottom, .71, per linenl yard,
for oach foot ln depth,
Loaders, Inylng rails In entries,, ,50 por
Loaders, cutting through faults, entry width
nnd holght, ,77 per llnonl foot.
Londors, un weighed conl, entry width nnd
height, .77 por linenl foot. Londors, room ncclm
each $'!.00.
Londors, entries, whero iiecosfliiry to use
dynnmlio, on account, of wnter, tho Compnny
to furnish dynnmlto froo; 10c por ton extra.
Machlno ninnoi'H, cutting through fnults, entry
width nnd holght .10 por llnonl fool.
Mnohlno runners, unwotghod conl, ontry
width and holght, ,11) por linenl foot.
Mnohlno sornpors, cutting through rnultn,
ontry width and li-nlglil, .1*1 por llnoal foot,
Machlno Hcmpon*, unwolgliod conl, ontry
width nnd height, ,11 por llnonl foot.
Othor prices nnd conditions to romnin ns existing Mnrch 31 Hi, 1001).
Mining: Unto to ho ,fi0 por gross ton.
Ynrdngo: I.ovols lo ho 10 ft. wido, 7 ft.
high on low hIiIo, nud thlcknoHs.of conl on
upper sldo, $1,7fi por llnonl ynrd,
1'nmUol Air ways: To hu 0 ft. x* 10 ft, $1.75
por llnonl ynrd.
CroHHculH ix'twocn U'vHh: To 'ho fi x 8 fl.
$1,50'por llnonl ynrd,
Room OohhciiIh: Tn ho no Iohh Ilum N x H I'l.
■$1.,ri0 pur llnonl ymd,
Room Ci'ohhciiIh: to ho no Iohh thnn 8xH ft.,
coal to thier employees residing at Bankhead
at the following prices:
Nut coal $3.00 per ton. \
Stove or Egg Coal; $-1.00 per ton.
'  Briquettes', $4.00 per ton.
House rents to remain as at present..
Electric light, • .50 per 16 c.p. light per
30 per cent, dynamite ,.2a per pound.
Monobel powder .30 per pound.'
Caps: To remain as at present.
Fuse: To remain as at present.'■
'   Wash House: $1.00 per month.
Company men to furnish their own tools,
which the Company agrees to take back when
they leave.
All other conditions to remain as at present.,
Fire   and   Accident
Local Conditions
House rents to remain as at present.
Mine run conl: $2.'50 per ton,delivered.
Screened coal: $3,00 per Ion delivered,
Water'(outside tnp) $1.00 per month.
Wator (inside tap) $1.50 per month.
Electric lights    .50 per 10   c.p. light   per,
Sanitation: $1.00 per month for onch house.
Wash Mouse: $1.00 per month,
' Local Conditions
Dockage—A loader will bo fined 25c for onch
offence for sending out. dirty conl, nnd nftor
tho tliird ol'fonco he may ho discharged. When
flnod. hiH number will ho .placed on the dock
honrd on tho hnnl'liond. Tho plnolng of IiIh
numbor on tho dock honrd will ho consldorod
ns due warning.
Abnormal Conditions:—An abnormal condition shnll ho considered ns n condition whoro
tho soiim Is faulty, or I bins out lo a point loss
thnn -IS Inches In thlolmoHH.
Inside Day Wages:—To ho computod from
tho tlmo nt which tlu* first wnrl.mnn In tho
shift Ioiivob tho Htirfneo, to thn tlmo whon tlio
first workman in tho Hhlft returns to thn Htirfneo.
Local Conditions
Tho Compnny will dollvor conl to minors living within llio llmllH of tho towiisllo of IIIH-
eroftl Mines, lit $2,50 per ton fnr run of mlno
conl, and soroonod conl, whon poHHlblo, nt $:i.oo
per ton,
Tho Compnny will noil lo Hh oinployooii in
por coin, dyiiiimlto nl .'.'.5 por pound, Mminhol
powder nt .'IO por pound, I-'iiko, i*npn, nnd
othiT Hiipplli'H iih nt prosont nttoH.
Dockage:—Snmo dooldigo cIiiiihi* iih nl Colo*
iiiiui initio,
Hiiusr renin to p-h-hIii uh at proMi'iit.
All othor eoiiilltlniiH to romnin iih nl prl-Hi-nt,
Beck Block
Room   3
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Andy   Hamilton
Tinsmith and Plumber
We can furnish you with estimates in
anything in our line
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Koriiio'i-. I
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,1*111)0 !«', o»:   It  wiih n vory tiicuuiy|
nudlonco   \,UWit  h''i*-i«»*   Dn:  I'allmxl
gruiltiiitoa  at  tlio  Vancouver    Oporu
Houho lam night niul n good doal of
t'lii'lorilty wiih uvlncoil as (o what wirt
of n production thoso former wonder
oliiU.roii "aou.ii *■*.)'»*••.      -...-••.a.u.i   .Mi-
roim of tho thoatro havo oRtnbllalioil
quito ii Pollnrd cult nnd lho clovornoi***
of "thOHO dear AiiBtrnllan chlldron" In
a  popular I homo, but  tlmo rolln on
and tlio chlldron nniHt grow up, and
tlio vory clover comedy which oponod
at tlio opora hoimo Inst nlglit i« oom-
poiiod of former ntnrn nt Dw bin luvn*
nilc production.     It In otdy n   fow
monthu ulnee lho Pollards pnld Van*
couvor n farowoll vUlt before return*
ing io Aimtrr.il.), anil now Eva Moore,
Ada llluil nnd Toddy McNnmarn nro
horo iih grown mm. It wuh difficult to
rocngnlzo MIkh Mooro lnsl.night In
Dm ciiiiriuiiiK mo- -'*' ■"-"•■ *■'.'••■>—'■ '■'■
T..C.-C tfii't .swuitblnK .*■''.'■«>■*• *1*"
iinnio whicli convinced Dw nudlonco
that thoy know hor, for It wns not until tlio fiorond not thnt thoy know tliolr
fnvnrlto, for—lol It bo whlsporod—
7 •     i* .. .     * •,.' ;•-><•'" «•!*•« o 'i'IMi
tho Juvenllou nnd wo did not rocognizo
In hor tho haughty young lndy lu
dainty miiBlIn, but whon sho got Into
mnlo nttlro, nil! thon w.* know lior.
Widow O'llrlon Ih tho titlo of tho Pollard production nnd a vory merry In*
(orlude il Ih, provlilng plenty of IiuirIi-
tor InUTHpcrppil with vory eateliy
ho!ibb, Tlio bulk of tho fun limiting
foil on Alfred (lonldlng, who as Widow O'Urlon, proved himself a first
class comedian.     Ho created a vory
■ \
hnppy Hplrll nnd IiIh npponriinci' on Uio
Btngo wiih tho Hignnl for mi nuMuintt
of mirth,     Iln HlngH Hovorni hoiikb,—
! Ut   '.'.  rr.fi''^-'. l^illO'l  V1 V-'Nilnvod  Tito   '",
nlmnlutolv ocoontrlo In lit rondnrln";
thnt it borught down tho Iiouho. .•'vn
Mooro Bhowod a docldod talent for til,
horolno rolo of mimical comedy, Hho
linn n vory fiiHolimilng stngo proHonoo,
•ind nini*a In ti olinrmlni' rminner A'l
hor numlioiH woro given excellently,
nud particularly "Mo Chrolo," n MtMi.
lovo Hong, Ada lIhul delighted o-'ot:*
body aH Jora O'llrlon and Hoomod cIuh*
(Inotl for a nniBlcnl comedy enroor.
Toddy McNnmarn cnmo In for an ovation whon ho mndo IiIh liml onir.r.uu
and nddod to Iho gnloty of tlio cvf.
Ing cnuHldornbly. lie nlno had an
occentrlc song which ho nang woll.
Ijoeal alliiKlons crept Into tho Pollnrd
version of "Fairy Talon" Ming by Alf-
Alcohol to Children
(Ask your doctor how often he prescribes an dico.io.icg
stimulant for children. He will probably -say, "Very, very
rarely. Children do not need stimulating." Ask him
how often he prescribes a tonic for them. He will probably answer, "Very, very frequently." Then ask him
about A>ci's non-dlcoltolic Sai-aapaiilla as a tonic for the
yOUng. Follow his advice. He knOWS. J~£ A yer Co., Lowell, Mast.
.ending  Cuiiiiiieiriiil
Tnlll'1-.t   Hull*.!*
S. F. WALLACE, Prop.
The tint flreat rule of health-"Daily movement of (he howdi."   A*k your doctor!/
tbU li not io.  Then aik blm about Ayer't I'llU.  Sold for nearly ilrly yem,
roil (lonlillng, .Iiuk Pollnrd nud Harold Frimor. liicludoil In tlio ennt of
Knitltintoh itit* .liU'.k I'nllurd, Cliitil.,*-
Chostor, Wlillo Pollard, Horald Krawr,
Kr,:'l I'ollnnl, Frank Cliorry, Frank
ClioBtor, Kva Pollard, l-'mma    DhvIh
aii'l Mn Pnlliiril, ;iinl (Iih «|iloni|l(l nr-
giiiilzittinu Ih to ho lomplltnontoi) upon .-.ii Muu''>:;fijll*. Innur.'irntlnn; !li"lr
opeiiitlc eureor. At '■'.■rul.' opera Iioiim-
TiioHilny nnd WodnoHilfiy* ctih nnd Mtli
of .Inly.
llnr hii|i]il!c(|   with   tlii.   Iicm   Wini"*,
l.ii|inii'. niul fitful*- i
niNI.Nli   HtiiiM   I.N   n,NNI-,UH>N
Bar Unexcelled
• it tin '•     m i
ail  .flint; iiuij,
Call in and
see us once
C. W. DAVEY & CO.. Props. »-■•■.■<-■-V-***4** »**-- ■j-TWJjygfcm.'tl-* .-c T-.    ■*_-
<% Mzltid £th%tt
t, ?1.00 a year in advance. Address all communications, to the "Manager" District Ledger, Fernie B. C.
Rates for advertising on application
, We believe, through careful enquiry, that all the
advertisements in this paper are signed by trustworthy-
persons, and to prove our faith by words, we will make
good to actual subscribers any.loss' incurred by trust
ing advertisements that prove to be swindles; but we
do not attempt to adjust trifling disputes between
subscribers,and honorable business men who advertise,
nor pay the debts of honest bankrupts.
This offer holds good for one month after ' the
♦ransaction 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
The roport. of Chairman Grant on ''pihtir work'"
at Hillcrest mines came as rather a y.urrn-'s.-i lo tho
niiners oi! this district, and to many as a .si.*\p)'c tlis-
api*oin1ment. , The chairman"' has thus put himself on record as saying that the men heretofore
producing coal at 50 cents per ton, shall now do
'the7same .work for 40 cents per ton. The., cause
is alleged to be that Mr. Hil). the proprietor, is
not gelling what lie considers adequate returns for
tlie money lie has invested, although in proof ' ol
his contention on this point he produced no. authentic records; as far ns we are aware.
To say the least, it is peculiar that the chairman
, .should throw in his lot with the great majority oi
' capital is! ,s, wiio, when diyidends are not up to expectations, look not within nor without, but first
of all hack a corner from the pay, sheet of the men
who arc the real producers. .Railroad rates for
transportation may be excessively high—good and
well; market conditions may for the time being be
against speedy and profitable sales—hut first of all
the axe must fall on the means of subsistence." gain-
ed by the man who works hard at a most objectionable occupation for his livelihood.
'Wc regret exceedingly that Kev. Grant has'seen
fit lo place his influence for the time being at the
disposal of coal operators lo whom the lust of
wealth apparently is the centre and circumference
of Iheir sphere of activity.
by-laws going through tlie usual formal manou-
vrcs since they assumed office, most of them quite
necessary, nnd ranging iu financial results from
$15,000 up, a way up. Very well. It was necessary to secure.the consent of the people ,for this
expenditure.     ' '
To give a concrete instance. The park by-law
calls for an expenditure, of $\ 5,000 spread over a
period of thirty years. ' Tlie eity ..council at the
last meeting authorized by increasing the salaries
of two officials, tho expenditure- in the same thirty
years of $23,400, without considering interest.
True, Ihe present occupants* of the office arc
not guaranteed employment for that length of time
but, precedent is established by the action of tho
council. We are not questioning tiie wisdom of
the increases, although $»Q a month jumps should
be seriously, considered, but simply state the case
to show that City Councils are to a certain extent
the possessors of powers in money matters, which,
if desired for otlierpurposes, must: needs be obtained by .the suffrage of the electorate'.
The U. M. W..of A. in .the collieries.of the
Dominion Coal Company in Cape Breton are, out
on strike for recognition of their union and for the
adjustment of other grievances.
Despatches indicate that a certain amount of
trouble, some violence,' and a few petty injuries
have resutled to date.      The fact is mentioned sev
l-   * . x     i
eral times that a large proportion of the members
of the "'mobs" are women and children,and friends
of the strikers, so the dangerous and militant nature of the array'is plainly seen.
As was to be expected from past experiences,
the authorities of the Coal Company have at once
assumed the role of the martyr, and have resorted
to the manly practice of calling out the troops to
protect, their property, and if needs he to shoot
down a few boisterous, demonstrators, Die lifo of
one of whom is worth more than the combined coal
wealth of all their collieries.
Coal operators seem lo be privileged in many
ways. In this country mine ventilation is not-to
he compared with the standard maintained in old
country collieries; time after tiyie the press is filled with the accounts of the most heart rending
scenes at' mine accidents, where scores upon scores
of fathers, husbands and sons are hemmed in like
rats in some hiine! and nothing.but disfigured remains and charred bodies are brought to the pit
mouth, out of the band of Avorkcrs who entered in
the enjoyment of life a few'hours previously.
Yet, if these same men dare to strike against
what thoy consider as unfair conditions in the pursuit of their hazardous occupation, and if, in the
course of such strike, the strikers themselves, their
friends, and in many cases their wives and children
grow demonstrative, perhaps to a degree, dangerously so, they are on the least provocation. "!-••• ."»od
with bayonets or shot down' at the instance of the
men who,.probably for years they have served
faithfully at an occupation singularly, clangerouo
and prolific of.a terrible death-roll. ■
. Small wonder is it that workers generally, and
unionists in particular, fail to catch the'spirit ot
jingoistic. enthusiasm which it was sought to arouse
over the ''Dreadnaught" scare and other similar
schemes J'or naval and land force enlargement.
' The memories of the Homestead riots'are. not
easily erased and the possibility of such a hellish
exhibition of the power of capital is too great to
tempt union men.to trust implicitly in the powers
that-be. .
time derive ' much advantage from
having a large body of shareholders
of so valuable a class In that important section of the Dominion.
"The expectations regarding .. the
crops ■ thVtli'e. Northwest 'mentioned fin
the last annual report were fully-realized, and! the prospects for the current
year promise-fair "results':^    .. ...
"Tlie usual examination by the'directors of the treasury and securities was
made,    and the branches inspected."
The PrcHlaeui's 'AddreHH '"'
In.moving..the"'adoption  of the    report the President, Mr. Eugene O'Keefe
said: ■   "  . "''       ,
■ "When we had. the pleasure- of
mee'ting you a year ago at our last,
annual meeting we stated that the crop
prospects of the' Northwest and In different parts of Ontario were promising,
and if expectations /were realized, the
financial stringency, which ,_ then pri-
vallOd, would' have passed away before
we met agian. - I think lt is now safe
to say that this has taken place, and
confidence onco moro restored. Tlie outlook for the present season in the North
west and Ontario", according to tho latest crop reports, is encouraging, and'wc
may naturally look for a good harvest.
Last year the harvest, was satisfactory
in practically all sections of the northwest, and'ihere are now 11,100,000 acres
under cultivation, an Increase over last
year of 700,000 acres, although owing to
unfavorable condition*! in the earlier
part of the season, icssor. wheat lias
been sown and coarser grains taken Us
"As there was not the same demand
for inon'cy during the past year there
was , naturally a depreciation, in the
rate of Interest secured for good loans,
and particularly for call loans on the
collateral security of stocks, bonds and
debentures. Hanks generally found
some difficulty In keeping alt their
funds employed in desirable loans, and
consequently we had at times a considerable amount of uninvested funds on
hand, but following the same conservative policy, that we .have on former occasions referred to: we deemed- It more
advisable to carry a larger proportion
of uninvested funds'and lo accept only
loans  that  were   unquestionably good.
"Our paid-up capital now amounts to
a II(tie oyer $107,010 since last year, and
our shareholders, who numbered 502
last year, now number S91.
"Our deposits have increased by nearly $1,000,000, of whfch $732,000. has'been
added to the savings accounts, and
$240,000 tcthe current accounts, an increase to the-total deposits of about
20 per'cent., "-a. very-satisfactory result,
we consider. Our circulation is also
somewhat ln excess of last year.
"We have added .to the nest account
$35,918,.'making it $333,653, equal to 33
per cent, of, the paid up capital., • and
transferred' the balance, ?5u,629.6!>, to
profit and loss' account.. ,   ,
' "We-have opened during the year,
branches at Sunderland, OnU Lyloton,
and'Crystal^ City, Man., and Sin tain ta,
Sask. Tlie total assets show an increase
of $l*,l'82;220-.76."   .-,    •
An KiillnisltiHtle Director
j. Mr; John Kennedy, vice-president, of
the Grain Growers Cbmpany of Winnipeg, and a director- of the- Home Bank,
was present at the'' meeting,, and described the nature of, the organization
of whicli ho Is the ..vice-president. In
each-of the three northwest provinces
there are voluntary organizations of the
farmers called Grain Growers' Associations', organized for-the purpose of ob-
tainln'g for their members the full market price for their t grain,. There are
between twenty and thirty.-! thousand
farmers members of these organizations, and the number Is rapidly increasing, and the expectation is that in time
thoy will embrace practically' all the
farmers of the West, now ' numbering
some 130,000'. •   • ■ .    ^ ■ *•   .
The Grain Growers' Grain Company
is an incoporated institution,' with its
headquarters in 'Winnipeg. The par
value "of the shares of this'company is
$25, and no one can hold more than four
shares. The stockholders who must
be farmers or associated with farming,
number about 7000.4This company handles the itiain of the'members of = the.
Graln'.Growers Association, advancing a
certain portion of the price and the remainder .when the grain is sold. • Mr.
Kennedy stated that they, had'handled
some 8,000,000 bushels of grain-in the
season just'closcd and we're more than
pleased with the treatment they received at the hands of the Home Bank of
Canada. The company was particularly
fortunate he considered, ln having its
dealings with the Home bank, and the
bank found In' the company a safe and
profitable customer. **
The bank, when asked to open a
branch, found a great many of" the
neighboring farmers stockholders of
the bank, and also members of tho
association, and they would naturally
prefer to do their business with what
they now call the Uank of the Farmers
to  the North-West,
Mr. Kennedy Is of the opinion that
it will be only a question of time
when the Home Hank will be represented throughout the North-west,,, and a
profitable and flourishing business established:
A resolution moved by Mr. L. II.
Baldwin and  seconded,by Mr.   W.  T.
Kernahan was adopted providing for
an Increase , of one thousand dollars
to be added to the sum appropriated for
directors fees.. ' • .-/ '
On a,., motion.. by,„>Ir! ":Ed*s-fard. Galley, seconded by Mr.-i H'. G|V. Hdpklrk,
the thanks of'-the shareholders were
tendered'to the president, .vice-president and directors for their careful attention to the affairs of the bank.-*
On a motion by Mr. II. T. Kelly,
K.C, seconded by Mr.'H. W. Evans,
the thanks--of the ^shareholders' were
tendered to the general- manager and
the other officers of the bank for the
efficient manner in which they have
respectively discharged their duties
during tho  year., ' ' .   - .
Messrs. W. T. Kernahan and Wm, Cro-,
cker were appointed  scrutineers,    and'
o Director* for 1OOO.10
reported the following gentlemen duly
elected for the ensuing year:—rMessrs.
Eugene O'Keefe,* Thomas Flyrin, 13. G.
Gooderham', Lieut.-Col. J. I. "Davidson,
W. Parkyn Murray, John Persse, John
Kennedy and'Lieut.-Col.-James Mason.
At a'-meeting'held immediately af-
ter the close' of the annual meeting of. shareholders, Mr. Eugene O'Keefe- was re-elected president, and
Mr. Thomas Flynn re-elected vlce-pn'-
side-nt of the bank.   ■
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Black Watch
fl            Black Ping,
I The Ghewihg Tobacco
1          of Quality.
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1                                             2271^,
NOTICE OV DISSOLUTION OF PART-                            '
NERSHIP  '   «    "*                     --   -«
.                                   *•'
• NOTICEIs hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing between
William E.Ross and,J. S. T. Alexan-f
der, under the name of Ross & Alexander has been dissolved as at a* June lst,
Mr,   W.   R.   Ross will continue    the
business at the old offices.
Dated   this Stli day  of July, A.   D.
District 18 *U. M. W. of A., lias troubles of its
own, but it will watch with a keen interest the
struggle of their fellows on the- far' eastern coast
of this land. , Let us hope that candor and equity
will sway the more impetuous element in the union
ranks, anil above all," that the doings of sympathizers and too-ardent friends will' not be .seapegoateel
on the shoulders of the union and laid io their
account; as is too often the. case*..
An old saying' is that tho camera never lies. It
does though—sure-. The Toronto Globe of July 3
showed the remarkable growth of Fernie by exhibiting two snap shots from the- sleepy end of the
Flyer. ' Prominent in thein are old , temporary
buildings and blank space, Come west. Globe,
come west!!   .
TQl'ONTO, .Inly 1—Tho annual niiiot.
luff ol' lIn*  lloiui.  Hunk ut Camilla wm I Tin.  IIiiiiI-.'n   Mnlillltli'i.
held  at ||u>  head  office,  K  ICIiik Hli'ooi!     To tho  Public;
we'll,   ynM-i'iliij*  rtl*ti'riiimii.   Tin-   xtiltc- , Nuti-n of  tlm  IliinU  In  fir-
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Amonw Iho.ie pre»ent al tho annual
funoral mHitlntt' woro:—V„ O'Koofu,
T!iouiu,«j Flynn, P., C. Ooodtirlinm, W.
Piirltyn .Murray, I.leui.-Col. ,T'„ l.
Unvfdaon, Ueut.-Col. J. .Mason, V.. 111.
I.uUu, Ui'iirnu- Y. IJurna, Wm, Cronltfr,
O. U. Powell. Ciilln lltirffOHH, I'ltlwunl
tlullny, It,. (,*, Fiinclf, It. II. I'liildwl'n,
A. W. ThgmaH, Ihiuio Moody, ,1„ Ci)wp*
^r Mason. .1. O. Pattei'Hiin, It, 'Tl.
Htn-tit, H. T, Kelly, K.C; \V„ T., Ker-
nfllmn. \V. J I. PiutrldKc, 3. M. Clark,
t(lCl°30'l RO, K***-'*i ■•'"■"■ Ktuinony, Swan Itlvor,
"' ' " ' Miui.i T. .), Ilniiltiy, Wldinoi' Ilinvko,
II, W. KvanH, II. O. Tloiiklr**., John
nnlli.i, U. *•'. P. McWIIIIiiiiih, K.. Klan-
uKiin, Win. Tiavolo, Piii'Ih, Out.; I., J.
Apiili'ifiKli, flnoi'Kti I1'. Clui'O.
Tin* llc'iiorl  (if Die Dlrc/elcin,
dn rnntlnn of .1, M, Olarli, K.O., HOf-
jtitMlciJ by .Mr. .John Kennedy, tin-
I pr-flHld-rnit, Mr. I'liffoiit, O'Keefo. tonic the
leliiilr, mid Mm Raimrnl inimnRor, Iiltnil,-
:(,:nl.   .Illllll-N   MllNIIII,   HCll'tl   UH   M«!l!l'l!lliry,
. Mr, 1''u»-"ii<> O'Keefe, tho prcHlilcnl,
! pri'Mi'iitt'd the report of the tUri'CAom;
! "The (lln-ctonf have pln-tHiire In
isiilniiltllnK' In tlir* HliarohbliliTH llio
ifniiitli  annual   report,  kIvIiib  Uio  i'"1*
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the remind of the yenr'n liimliii'HM iitid
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Tlio anniversary;, of tlie- greivfe.
tire of Aligns!/ I',,' lflOS;. is- (H-iuy-
ing noar; . Lot; us; drivw ymii" at-
'-U-nlion lO'tho'fiictithat wo rcp*-
resont II financially- strong,, old
establish'*'.' iuul! • wull known
IJoai'd Flro. In.siu'iiiK.'ti com-
imnios,, also.iigMnt for the;
Sun   Life   Insurance
Company of Canada
Wo havd'HOVi-nil snaps iu
Business, and  Residential
in dilVoriint parts «»1! tho city
NewQHver Typewriter
MncUiiie ijLveii out on trial
No Charge
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(mt n.i( lu'.'i thnn Oct. .'if,
Jit tittiiiilf-U! iutuminli'in *tt ."ufftt*
or wi id-
if. t fttOOTOtt, O.F.A.I Cattety
All kinds; of
Give us atrial
\ J.   M.  AGNEW   &  CO. |
AVc carry a. full line of  - '
Farm Implements,  Wagons and Carriages,, Harness and Hardware,*
Feed, Etc., Water and Irrigation Pipe, Sashes and Doors
The RoSa-5, Ambrose Construction Co;,
beg to inform the citizens of .Fernie
they are prepared to carry out all.
classes,.-of work. Heavy Draying,,
Excavating, Building and Cbncret- '.
ing a speciality. Estimates given on
all.Contract ,work. All work guaranteed satisfactory.
O. N. ROSS       T. A. AMBROSE
, A complete line of samples of "
Fall Suitings and
'Worsteds, Serges
an-d Tweeds
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Up-to-date Workmanship
Moderate Prices
J. C.
Gome and see or write foi* circular of. whut,'
we* ha vo. to offer hi fruit lands; at.,Baynus
witlun 30 miles of Fernie. Lots of water,*,
sure markets and easy terms.
Kootonia  Irrigated  Tracts
Y   D.7WT.  HART, (Agt. for Canada). Boyncs^BX, X
"V . VF*
Bis  3
and Columbia
All the new Standard and and Amberol
Records   Carried   in   Stock
Over 2,000 to Choose from
A Large New Stock of
Piano Music and Songs
N^ E^ Suddaby
Agents for the Celebrated
New Scale Williams Pianos
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The Official  Orgran of District  No.   18, U. Tt. W.   of A.
Fernie, B.C.,    July lOtH, 1909
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"Found an ideal spot,. Elko." 'Eight
passenger trains dally i Por scenery it
makes Switzerland look like the sunset blush on a snow bank. For big
game we supply the balance, and It's
at Elko Teddy PaOosevelt will complete
his bag before returning home. For
. fishing see the lst book of Isaac and
the ind chapter of Walton.' We have
the goods and .'the crowds, are coming
this way and the residents are getting
along like weeds in a ■ flower garden;
and hanging on to their real estate like
a bull pup to a* root.   ' •    " '
. There's room for millions more.
George Hanbury, manager of the Elko baseball team left for Winnipeg,' a
small prairie town west of Ual Port-
ago, where he will purchase sufficient
asbestos to cover tlie lOlko diamond ih
keep, the  boys from burning it. up.'
Wm. "Hanimill of lioosville was ■ a
Fernie .visitor  this week.
Dick,Roo is spending his vacation at
Rousville. .    ,
D. V,' Mott and a large pnrty .of ladies and geiitlom'eu from Fernie lyinit;
down to Elko to spend the summer,
but contracted cold fqet and returned
on Sunday e*.e!i!i.K*s train, .15.V. must
have felt very, bad alright, because he
returned "our double bited axe and cross
cut saw in a gunny sack tied up.with
W. A.. Weaver and Billy v'arrot, two
dry goods poddlers"from the coast wero
in Elko this .week with a. full line of
finishing braid, knitting needles, corset jewellery and ladles hose. Both
gentlemen are well known in the Pass
and are both newly married men.
Dr. Man- of Corbin City passed
through Elko to Mosquito Flats, Waldo U. C. The doctor has our sincere
sympathies ih this .tlie days'of his misery   and   mosquito   battles.
Jim Bates,, the popular game warden
of Cranbrook, riding an Ivory handled
mustang', passed 'through Elko thij
week in search of one C. J.  Lewis.
Our baseball boys went down to-Wal-
do on Sunday and won another victory.
It'was Elko and Waldo that was playing, nothing from . Spokane,' not/even
the cotton In their socks.. E. H. H.
Stanley of, Baynes Lake, whopla'nts flo-
wei's and great big bouquets all around
the Waldos, asked us nol'to say. anything, so we are not going to say another gosh darned word.,     ',
Miss Hho'da, daughter of Mr. and
"Mrs. Glen Campbell, aj-rived from Nolson, B. C. .where.she has been attending school,: and will spend the vacation will'..her parents In Elko.
■    C.  J:  Lewis came, down .on .Wednesr
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— UU>—Kill-'Jlfil- ii 1,4-a.^a.ui. i Tjc-,,.,,»—fti.at- »,.a.v
Jim Bates tlie game warden from over
the river—then the ducks began- to
quack. •      _     ■ ■ ... ' -
Tlie.-steel brldgehien completed their
contract with the C. P. H. at this
point r(ind  left  for;, Wardner.
Report says a boy in'Fernie drank
lialf a,pint of coal oil rind almost died.
We were also pleased..(.0.learn,that, no
blame was attached to W. S. Keay of
the Canadian Oil'Company or J, D.
Rockefeller. •- y.~-.        ■ ■   >•
Some time ago the police In Elko'received \vo •il from tlio government agent
to notify .llio resident!-- of; Elko not to
use water from the Elk' river without
,. it.being boiled. Now wo would llko
to know how much longer tlie government officials nro, going', to allow, that
. horse Hint wns drowned In Coal Crook
to remain there, Tho man that owns
that horse must have a lend pipe cinch
or lie would have had lo remove and
bury It before this, Facts aro stubborn
tilings,   •       ' ,
The mnn Hint pays tho flddlor has
a right to call lho tunes,
I't'opli: wlio have no love to spare
always luvvn plenty of HiirpluH sorrow,
to (list.'Unite, '' '
MoICon;*!.* tho saw mnn imtIvimI In
Klko from Kpohnno. Maol, says lie sells
the hiiwh tliut saw better than any hiiw
ynu • vi i- saw..
You fan always iVi'ii n good opinion
of people liv tlip company tlioy keep,
Birds uf n  feather always flock  U>-
Constables Leacey and Gook- were
down to Gateway Monday on official
business. But Johnnie is still a wandering.   7 .   .   '.
Elko is 19 miles from Fernie. and.is
the gateway to the most ' beautiful
country lying south in the west. .'
■ Mr. Dicken of concrete fame, Fernie,
ordered .several car loads of the raw
material from Alex. Birhie of Elko.
John Mclntyre was in town this
week from "the pineries.
As tennis club was formed in Elko
Wednesday. Full particulars., next
'  The telepholie locating' engineers are
camped in Elko this week.
Pea Vine Pete says the rains-we had
this week would make the small potatoes swell out like pumpkins.
" C. M. Edwards' pack train came-in
from Uoosville und left' for the South
Fork and ,Lodge. Pole creeks..
Mrs. Sam Morrow of Baynes Lake
drove into .Elko on Wednesday between the drops.
There is some awful specimens of
God's recklessness filling positions for
wholesale houses ns drummers along
the Crow.
The Tliateh Duo stock company are
camped  at  Elko at  present.
The McBride,government .is certainly
doing the square thing with Elko and
liave now a big gang of men at work,
but nothing dqfinite can be found out
whether "-they aro going to put up new
parliament buildings or blow up the
town. '
Harry Broadwood of Nelson who was
fishing up ".South Fork' the last two
weeks left for his home on Monday
last along with his uncle Mr. J. L.
Broadwood  .''"■'
Charlie Ay re ot'-' the- Elko baseball
team is on tlie .sick list. Brace up
l HOSMER      a, '    '    *
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-. The Angel  of Death  visited Hosmer
again  and  took* another- victim  in  Uiu
person,of Bob  Little,  tlie  popular  billiard player. Bob was born in Carlisle.
England, just 37 years ago and as one
of.  his   admirers   puts   it,   he   was \aa
white  as  snow.   He   certainly   was    u
good man,   .had a pleasant face and a
good  word   for everyone,'so,,iliat    the
whole town" mourns, the loss of one of
the   best   citizens   that   Hosmer     ever
had.   Ills  remains  were, taken   on-, the
C.   P.  It.  on" Sunday lo Fort Steele t(,
i be Interred  there.      The  football  eluo
.wore black bands on,,thelr..'arms in the
j game'with  Coal' Creqk  as/a., token  of
! respect-Tur one'of their patrons.     !>
Hosmer baseball team had tlie hardest of •hard'luck''in .'the. filial' game .for
finished with 8 men so we think it no
disgrace to be beaten by the Creek who
.will defeat most teams before the season closes.
We would like to call the attention of
the Coal company to the injustice done
the Hosmer team by the conductor of
the train, who after telling us to get
on the train had the gall to come and
ask for 25 cents for train  fares.
The situation was placed clearly before him before we went on tlie train,
lie knew well that we had been on
strike for three months,.yet he stopped
the, train and invited us to get off.
We accepted the invitation and got off
but we got. on'a flat car which was being towed down. He .again stopped
the train, and only the agility of our
mon saved, them from being crushed
against the back of the coach. As we
had no.wish to become men fit for the
cemetery wo got off and walked the
remaining three and  a  half miles.
Now (hut conductor may have been
doing his duty or he may have beon
over doing his duty but we think that
we have u personal grievance as not
another club in the pass has been'asked
to, pay a single cent to get to Coal
Creek. We certainly were in good
condition to play a game. We got our
lunch at 12 o'clock, drove to Fernie ln
rigs, walked to Coal Creek' and- had
to dig in and play right away. After
the game we walked- back to Fernie,
and arrived in Hosmer about midnight.
If that Is not sport in plenty then I
do not know what sport is. '0 '
We have Michel as our guests in * n
league game noxt Saturday and a special attempt will be made to capture two
points. The team will be: Hutson, Dickie, Oversl)y, Climie, Balderstoiie, Watson, Gordon, . Thomson,' Steel, Davis,
Mrs. D. Dunlop was visiting' in
Frank the end  of the week.
George McQueen' has come'' back
from   Michel 'for  good.
Tlie Hosmer baseball club expect to
have Blairmore :on  Sunday.
Miss Mary Dunlop took a short trip
east  last'week ,end. :.
installation of officers of the Maple
Leaf lodge I. .0'. O. F. Hosmer took
place o ntlie 6th of July by D. D. G.
M. Mathison.
The following officers were installed
[or next term:  >
•A., W.' Courtney  NT*.   G.
i It.  M.  Taggart, V.  G.
Jos.   Ayre,  11.   S.   ,
.T.'.H.  Thomson F.  S.
•A.' Mathison,  treasurer.
W._ Oveisby, chaplain.
H. McDonald, Warden.
A.  For.tler,' Con. .,'.■" ' ,. , -
J. Filllon, R. S.  N, G.
D.  Thomas, L.  S.   N.  G.   '
G, Cole, R*. S. V. G.''
J. Grant: L.- S., V...G.
*■ J. Sneddon', R.  S.  S.
J.-Andrews L." S.  S. ,     ,.
Michel and Hosmer entered for the contest, ln the first .Hosmer'.was lucky
and'drew a bye,'so Blairmore and.Michel got going, Blah-more winning out.
In. the final game Hosmer led" Blairmore all tlie way to the-last Innings,
when' Blairmore . came on and finally
won the/money by' the'score of 5 runs
to -W    ■-    *"•-■•      '    .
The football club is having a hard
tlmo of lt jiiBt now-and.alt is only the
energy 'of a few '.of 'the'players wlio
do a bit of. rustling for the sake of tho
sport  that keeps the game going.
Throe of our men lald'"6ff from thb
game with Coal Creek;'substltytes woro
hard to. find so we sot off with ton
men, Tho team that took tho,flold with
our colors was: Unison, Dickie, Watson
Roberts, Bulderslono, Rorryman, Gordon, Another, Davis, Climie,. Woldon.
Thn gamo started nt 7 o'clock by tho
Creek kicking off. Thoy had . a
smart run but Watson kicked, woll
down to Gordon who got Injured by
.straining an old wound, Jlosmer prens*
pil ,'irtWl and* Imd. ii. hit of hard luck Iir
not opening the scoring, However after
Coal Crook hnd mlNsed several chiinces
they did score, and followed soon aftor
will1, n Horrind, Hnlf tlmo arrived wltli
,tlio (Ji'i'i.k leading by'! g;iii!(4 tn 0, Hon.
mor stni'led the hccoihI hnir wllh" 9
men," i"in"iloii nml Itnlions l-.tivlng to
stop tlirumcli Injuries, so Hint nnulo n
fiii-co' of Uio :wim.', The. <>. o't milled 2
.inoi'i, and Unison gottlng hurl, Iuul
to lio nHBlstt'd' frnni tlio field,  Hoamor
♦ ♦
•*► NOTICE *-***•>
♦ -.''—, -*-
♦ . Miners and mine laborers of •*■*►
♦ the UM. W. of A. are warned ♦
'•*► to keep away from the mines ♦
♦ of the Nicola Valley Coal and ♦
♦ Cole Co.    at Middlesboro; a .♦
♦ strike is on for recognition,' ♦
♦ the management being unfair ♦
♦ to organized labor. , ♦
♦ You will be notified • when ♦
♦ this Company is again placed ♦
♦ oh the fair.list of our organi- ♦
♦ zatibn. ♦
♦ ♦•
After iiTstallallofiTre^ffeshments were"
Visitors to'the Royal this weeft were
A.  B.  N.' Crowther, Michel.'*
'   "-.y.  H. De Lpng, Fernie.
.<. Cummlngs, surveyor.
■ H. -A. White, Fornie. v.: '_'•."'*    '
F. H. Worthln'gton, Cranbrook.
G. R-.'Johnson,"Fernie."   .   .,
T., E.   Williams
D.  C.  Black, Vancouver
. D.  H. G."; Darbe, Toronto.
J-. F.  .Spalding, Fernie.
T.'W. Storey, Winnipeg.
.A.'.Kloppe, Rochelle, 111.
' E.   Botterlll, Cranbrook,
J.  D.   Young, Vancouver,
'  J,   Irvln, Nelson,
■ A, Sampson, Fernio,
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I BAYNES       !        |
,',1,'w, Gray and wife, Corbet Banks,
.low.. Gray, Fred, Miller and Ilughle
nennett wore In Buyncs on the 1st.
nml' Bponl tho day looking over llielr
lots. Mr, J, W. Gray has twelve ucrtfH
V. Millor ton nnd C. Banks flvo acres
of lho Kootonia land. Part of the
hunch tonli a dip In tho lakn just before loavliiH* nnd scorned to enjoy thein-
HclvflH Immediately: all agroed tlmt
tlioy had Imd a flno day's outing.
T-liotop-Tiiplipr UernHtoln Is doing
Homo work fnr tlio Kootenny Rivor
I.nnd Company thnt will glvo outsiders
nn Idea of tho undertakings In 1-Saynon,
Ho Ih corliilnly putting out a very uro>
dl table lot of work.,.
Tlio Adolph nnd Griffith families on-
torlnlned a mini bor of friends on July
*.', Tho good tlmo lusted to tho Weo
Hnin hours, Hinging, music, dancing,
nnd dullclouH refreshments wero- llio
ordor of tlio ovoning. Everyone. Imd
u i'l ne liinu.
Minn Kntliryn Cody nnd Mls-i I rent)
Hniltli roturnod to Fornio on Monday,
ul'tor spcnilltig sovoral woolen Iii Hnynus
llm giieslH of (ho MtiinloyH. Tlioy will
ln> mlssfid from our Hettlemont
Nlco orders of bedding plnnis nrn
being slilppod nut nf Uio Knntunla nur-
Horli'H lo iinni'by towns, No <nio should
wnnt for n flnwor giirdoii this year
Mr. niul Mih. W. H. Htniilpy onlor-
tiiltit'd n pnrty nt whist Thursday ov««,
Tlio hoiiKii wan very nrtiHtlonlly tlornr-
nted with milluii'il flags nud biintiiiir,
CliltivHii luiik'riiH, floral ropes und
iifii'lnnilH Hoftfiilng tlio effect---imi1 almost Iuul tlio feeling of lii.liig in fiilrv-
liuul liml ho nol ln'i'ii brought buck to
lilmHidf by tlio dainty golUe nlpp«*r
hunting up n handout, W, H. worked
«o hard to add to tho comfort of tlu*
ninny kuohIm who thoroughly onJoy**d
IIii'IIIkiMvoii, Mrs. Wnltor !liiborlnnii
won Hip prim*: Uit» booby luft Jlnyims
with a young lndy from  I'Yrnle,
Meswi-s. II. A. Lanili, lt. Cl.i\yip>' and
Robert  Limit) left   fur Vancouver    on
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I Hi.ntlli. fnli* fnr n  few dnvn.    Wn b'.iiv'
11>, A. l.nnib Iiiih nl position with n hik!-!
Don't forget Labor day in Baynes—
picnics and a good time in the woods.
The Whist club met with Mrs: Walter PaOberlson Wednesday and although
the rain came down, in torrents, tliers
was only one absent. Tlie first prize,
a beautiful cut glass dish, was won by
Mrs. Walter Robertson, and second
prize by Mrs. Beatty. Miss Telford,
from Winnipeg, who is spending thai
summer here was a veiling member,
but enjoyed Hie game so much that sh«
decided to be a' regular member and
gave In her name as such.
The G. N. section houso and station
and tank are having a coat of paint
this week.
The Kootenay River club house Is being improved by a new addition.
Men Walk Out on Wage
Question and Recognition of Union
Charged With Looting Safe on
Day of Cobalt Fire--To be
Taught a Lesson
COBALT, July 5—Life imprisonment
may ' be meted out- to a man, Jack
Skinner, charged with looting a safe
on the night of the. firo. ..At the-trial
three witnesses, Messrs. Jacohsen and
Simonson and Mrs.'' Jacobsen swore
that he had entered;their store aiid
had broken'Into the till and after a
long chase"during which they had lost
him in the crowd, he had been captured . ■ . - •   ■      y.'
"■ ine'case-isna'veiT'^erious^one^i'or
the .defendant .if he is found guilty,'!
declared Magistrate Atkinson, "and,
he will be liable to life'imprisonment
on this account, . „ -^ ,™,r..    .   . .
"I will reserve ju.dgm.ent until next
Monday in order to study the evidence
carefully.,. If I find him guilty I will
make this a lesson to all others."
The following applicants for relief
are hereby notified to appear before
the general committee of the Fernie
district Fire Relief fund'at their next
meeting which will be held in the Min*
ers hall on Thursday next July 15th, at
8 o'clock p.m,, in ordor that thoir applications may be more fully enquired
G, Carsola
L. Ehlntlo
William Elliott
Cecaro Garcia
J. Gregory
I, Gormbacl.''
J. Gontlor
• Karl J, Johnson
R. Jones
Mike Tucks
A, Mailer
Al, Mancasso
J, II. Marshall
J. Mayo
n. McOraw
\V. McLean
A. .McLean
Lnko Moavorsons
J. Mills
Mis, MoitIh
\V. Myaiiansky
J. Nichols
Wm. Nolllo
0. Qunltern
.InmoH Riley
Mrs, Shuw
I). Small
Miss M. Thompson
C. W. Walnh
A. Dick
V. Piatt
I-\ Cnmff
Ham Orr
Robert Llltlo
E. F, AMBERY, 8ec.
SYDNEY, N. S. July 6—The strike
of the United Mine Workers on the
wage question, opened this morning,
and the question of the recognition
of that body by the Dominion Coal
Company is now the chief live issue.
The Provincial Workmen's. Association is standing celar, not going on
striko, and, the main.point at issue
seems to be supremacy between the
two labor unions.
Dominion number six collieries, in
which a majority of the miners are
Mine Worker sympathisers, closed
down yesterday, there not being sufficient men at work to operate it, but
No. 2 colliery, where over 2000 miners are employed, will be a point of
interest in'the fight.
At all other collieries men arc divided on the question.   .
B. C.
General Merchant
pmrv i.nn-k'
Abraham Lincoln believed . in the
power of truth.
He read few, books. His law partner
said he rarely read ariy book through,
but he found in books somo thought,
some' truth in the abstract or in thc
concrete which served him.
.He believed in sticking up somewhere.in documents, in an address, on
a placard, almost anywhere, simple,
powerful statements of truth..
In one of his speeches he says:
"All honor to Jefferson—to the man
who, in the' concrete pressure' of a
a single people had the coolness, forecast and capacity to introduce into, a
merely revolutionary document an abstract truth, applicable to all men and
all times, and' so to embalm It there
that today and in all coming days it
shall be a rebuke and a stumbling
block tp the very harbingers of reappearing tyranny and oppression."
This foresight of Jefferson evidently
Impressed Lincoln.
In another place he says regarding
the Declaration of Independence:
"Its authors meant lt to be— as,
thank God, It Is now proving itself—
a stumbling block to those who In
after times might seok to turn a free
people back Into the hateful paths of
despotism. They knew the prone-
noss of prosporlty to breed tyrants,
and thoy meant when they should reappear In tills fair land and commence
their vocation, they should find left
for them at least one hard nut to
It was, of course, Ineltnblo, that a
man who hold such a view was certain somewhere to put in prominence
Home truth whicli he held dear and
Lincoln was ambitions to leave liln
mark on the world nnd he probably
felt he could do thnt by Rtntlng In
simple form hoiiio grout lovolutlonnry
I think ho meant to do something
of that sort whon ho stated In his
first Inaugural address:
"Labor is prior to nml liidepondnnt
of cnpltnl. ("npltnl Is only lho fruit of
lnbor and could nnvor hnve oxlstixl If
labor lind not oxlHtoil first, Labor Is
tho superior of cnpltnl nnd dosorves
much tlm higher coiiHlderntlon."
That thought Lincoln repfnted ngnln
nml ngnln. Ilo first littered It Imfi-ru
lio becnino presldt'iil. He IiiihioiipiI io
repent II nflnr lm becnnm preHlileni, li
wns to lilm nu Important iiitornm''.',
worthy of IioIiik roineinbeieil,
I'V'iM'lim, nppni'eiuly Hint It iiiIkIH lie
forKOtlcn or overlooked, he Hent It in
n letter lo thu Worklimiuen's iihsocIii-
Hon of Now York,    ,,
Hn knew llio liipltiillhtu vaimlil omi-
look It, He liiii'W Unit mum.' of Ui"
chief men In Ills own pnrty would hid"
It, but he know Hint In time wnrl'ltK-
iiumi would iippi'ecltiti' the power' of
Unit nliHli'iicl. truth nnd use It iih ii
rebuke nml stumbling I'lnek to reni*
Indian Robes and Bead Work
Souvenirs of The Great West
and   Indian   Curios
Real Estate That Grows  „
Big Red Apples
The Nearest Fruit and  Farm  Lands to the
Crows Nest Pass Mines
See Elko,   Roosville and
Tobacco Plains
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Start with one dollar and add to your account as
you can save. ' Make your remittances . tb Cana:
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In lho pnlllli'iil nrenii with iiiii Hint I 5
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Tho next  political  Imiile will    un jB
finestiniinhly lie fnimln  -iloni-'    Uio:,i'|>^
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Thon* U no doultt of tli«- finality «f(
tir ivii'jilliiii'l uiii.-.u u!.i-i- c'
tlmt all men nn- in nnd I'ljnnl wit-
certain rli-lit which caiumt Im- inker.
from lhem.
Tho llepiililiciiiiH won't I'liirk    that
nut  until tln«y have to.
'lliey   will  crill-li   Millies  lii.l     in,"   ■
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'fill. ! 130.000. ,    -  .   .      .
committee rofiniH mull s'tiimiel nnd Ub .-••*   ifliiikc:* and Miimhlliiic hlucU   to
tilt-ndr. r*ft Mck. Hiom- -vhn v.v- in". =-»*•■ .aitttv; -d tuns n
Iiui they won't iim k Hint mil  until people hm U Inlo Do- hateful pnllii of
Rut ihe lime will come when labor! thoy havo to. df-Hpotlt-m."
Sporting Items \
Football, Lacrosse and Baseball.   Racing '
The most important feature of last.
Saturday's league games was the defeat of the champions at Frank. There
is no doubt that the score will cause
some surprise as 3 goals to 0 is a very
decisive defeat. •„ The Frank club deserve all credit and their victory will
serve to make the competition more
interesting'., There is every prospect
of a good race between Michel, Frank
and Coal Creek, and possibly Fernie.
The other clubs are practically out
of the running as far as,premier honors are concerned, but the Coleman
club will give any side in the league
a hard run for the points.
The position of the different, clubs
up to ancl including July 3rd is given
.    8
.    9
Coal Creek  .
.    6
Frank   '	
,    fi
Bellevue    ...
.    8
Coleman   ...
.   5
,    fi
2nd; Spilman 3rd; Wriglesworth ss.;
Whelan r.f.'; Dean a;'-Black, 1. f.;
Scott cf.:; Blackstone p.
Home run:   Black.
"Wriglesworth ss.; Walters, p.; Whelan, c;, Davey, 2nd; Jones, lst; Henderson, l.f.;' Hills r.f.;' McLeod cf.;
Hicks 3rd.
Two points for a win and one for a
Coal Creek 4, Hosmer 0.        '"
This game was played at Coal Creek
and resulted in one of the poorest displays of football it has been my lot
to witness.
The game in the opening stages
gave promise of being interesting, as
„the Hosmer side opened strongly and j
made the locals hustle. It was apparent to the spectators that Coal
Creek took the opposition cheaply, as
, tlie players went about their work
in an easy and slipshod manner, so
much'so that Hosmer came very near
gaining the first goal of the match.
This happened- through some close
play in on Coal Creek's goal, a surprise
shot by Climie being saved by Horr-
ocks who happened to be in the'right
spot. Coal Creek opened the scoring from a corner. Hartwell took the
kick and Manning headed a smart
goal. . Hosmer's play fell off after
this and. Coal Creek scored again ' before the interval, Phoenix being, the
His goal also came from a clever
header. The result at half time was
_Cj]i_l_Ci^k_21Hosmer 0. Hosmer turned out for the second half two men
short and the game developed into a
pure farce, Coat Creek forwards treating the spectators to some trick football, and having matters all their own
way., Two more goals were added before the close.-    The final result was
Coal Creek 1, Hosmer 0.
Other games and resutls were:   ■
Coleman I, Fernie 1.   ,
Frank 3, Michel 0, •
Two matches are on the. card for
today, Hosmer having Michel as their
guests, and Frank visiting Coal Creek.
Michel ought to secure the points ai
Hosmer, but the oilier match will ho
close. The Frank boys make an open
boast thnt they will win, but. I think
they will be fortunate if thoy succeed
in dividing the points, ' Conl Creek
on their present form, will take a lot.
of beating, and I expect (hem to win
out on this occasion.
Ledger 9—Carpetners 5
In a desperate effort to pull his
bunch of rummies a notch up from
the baok seat, Manager Bruce of the
Carpenters brought to* the field a pitcher from the Western league to try
and put the Ledger bunch out of biz.
He certainly was a good pitcher, too
good for most of our batters, 'but one
man can't win a game, and the bunch
of misfits stalled tip behind him would
cut the heart out of any pitcher. .,
r. Had he been supported we would
not like to hazard a guess as to the result of the game.
For the winners the whole team
was in the game with a determination to win, and the fact that the CarT
penters were held to 5 runs for thc
full nine innings shows that good ball
was p'ayed. "Donny" McLeod was
tried out at first,"and made good in
every way. The battery was , the
same as before, Rochon.and Kirkpatrick. Rochon had his fighting eye
out and handed a number of dead
balls, and allowed a few passes, but
in tight places he settled down and
pitched. Kastner had charge of the
game, and with the exception '"of the
customary kicks gave good, satisfaction. ' ., ,
If there are any rules as to who can
play City league ball, let them be enforced. The action df Manager Bruce
in stacking up against a crew of sim-
on pure amateurs, a pitcher who lives
by the game, and'who is not now and
was not before a resident of Fernie,
cannot be condemned in too strong
terms. It is typical of Bruce's conception of sport however. He tried lo
raise a side stake of $100 oh the
game on the strength of his pitcher in
the afternoon, and when the meagre
sum of a ten spot was dangled under
his nose on the eve of the.game; -lie
crawled—and .went some. ,■    -
We might as well send to New York
up against any of tho city league
Punk!  Punk!  for yours, Bruce!
Pierson 3rd;' McDougall ss; Stanlo.v
r.f,; Kennedy l.f.; McLeod lst; Rochon p; Ki'rkpatnc'a' c; Rush c f;
.Moody 2nd; Bean spare.
Carpenters "
Vlnlng, p; Clarke c; Pier 1st; Evans 3rd; Flemond rf; SIncpiel If;'Fair-
burn ss; McBernie 2; Bruce cf.    *
On Friday night of last week tho
Seouit* took into camp iho honvloH to
tho extent of 10 to 8. From n spec-
tutor's standpoint tho game wns Inter'
t'Hl.Ing—nt tinuiH amusing.' The , Frits
Rntherwl up a new thlrder, Stllmaii,
nnd he neenis to know ihe gnmo from
tho ground up, A neat double wiih put
into motion by McMillan off Koeoiid.
McMillan baited In "Kireuks," and on
several oitiihIoiih when nt but when
hits meant rniiH, he failed to conned,
I'lud'Ktnnc pitched n eonslmont giuiii*
for Hie loHi-rs-i, hni was found at ilmca
In hunches, which mount-: run**.
Sunnily Wallers for Ihe ScoiiIh had
the (,'iuiiii wnll In hond all the way,
iind mixed his offei'liiKK up well, keeping 1iHh well Kcnttorc'l, pon Who.lun
bucked lilm up hi good style,
KiiHtner umpired In n Mitlnfuciory
Tlio teiiiiiH lined up;
.lo'iimou nud liimpoll lm;  McMillan
Moyie Loader: "The ball team from
Fernie received a severe walloping
from the Moyie team at Aldridge park
last Sunday. Tho score was 19 to 0,
and it wns just like talcing candy from
n baby. Con, Whelan, who pitched for
Fernie, was really tho only good mnn
In the bunch, and even ho was very
much outclassed by Crlssler, the pitcher for Moylo, There were plenty of
rooters for tho homo loam. CIim-Igh
Messinger wns the umpire.
The above Is a mistake, as the team
thai went to Moyie did not represent.
Fernie, Ii wns Fin. Cunninghiun'H Pets
whom oven tho Ledger bent, to a
HtninlHtill in the league mutch, If
Ferule had sent hei* crack tonm Moyie
would  have boon  bonten.
goalie, gave the visitors their only
score, the game ending in a win "for
Moyie 4 t ol. .   >
McXichol, Perkins,' Evans and Potter showed'fine for Moyie and for the
losers Lunisden, O'Neal and Watson
were the best.
Moyie won the junior baseball prize
of ?25, and the Smyth challenge cup.'
Score S to 5. *'    -
Moyie senior baseball team played
Cranbrook S to 2 in favor, of Moyie
for $120.
, 100 yards dash: Windilft lst; Wy-
cliff 2nd.
Three legged race: Grady and Dash-
Miners race: J.  Donohue.
Catching the greasy pig: Herb Jackson.
Launch.race: D. Brown.
Double sculls: Clothier and Donohue.
Single sculls:   Clothier.
The Moyie' ball team played Bonner's Ferry at the latter's grounds:
Sunday game: Bonner's Ferry' 4;
Moyie 3. .    '
Monday game: Moyie 4; Bonner's
Ferry 2. '
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On the Lesson by tlie Rev, Dr. Linscott for the International    *
Newspaper Bible Study Olub. _
I Sunday School Qufst^JZ
JULY 11 1909
would cancel the other; and that the
Paul's Second .Missionary Journey—' prophecies concerning the perpetuat-
Dominion Dny Sports a Great Success
in that Place
Football: Moylo vh. Cninbroolt, for
Tin'Hi' l wo old rivals mot on tho
kxoihhIh nl Aldrleli on Dominion dny,
The wci'thor wiih n Hi tin Ino warm for
foothnll, hut Hie ten nm lined np each
bent ou winning. Tho play wiih fun!
nud fiuioiiH, willi Poller ncorlng In
I lie first half I'or Moylo. In the 2nd
half Hploiidltl play will* hIiowii by linlli
Hides, Again Moylo neoreil, A honii*
ill'ul  Hhni   Into  I'erldiiH,  the    Moylo
(Lethbridge Herald.)
' One of the most, thrilling of the encounters the cowboys had in.rounding up the buffalo, in Montana occurred last Saturday at Ronan, where the
animals were crated for haulting in
wagons over 36 miles, of rough mountain roads to Ravilla, where they were
crated for hauling in wagons over SI
miles of mountain roads to Ravalli,
where they were loaded in cars.
Johnny Decker, one of the most expert riders of the camp, was the hero
of the adventure and his exciting experience is'given,by the Missoulian of
Monday last as follows:
"Decker and his brother, who were
employed as expert riders to con;;!
the bison and aid in leading them into
cages, in which they are being hauled
from Rona to the railroad cars at
Ravalli were endeavoring to dri-'e
the unruly bison from the,corral into
the waiting cages, when the herd,
goaded to madness by the efforts of
the drivers to force them into the
wagons, rebelled and stampeded. One
shaggy monarch of the herd, which
the loading chute, wheeled suddenly,
lowered his massive head, and , in
blind fury charged toward the rider.
Travelling with the speed of the
wind almost, the beast bore clown on
Decker's,horse. The rider was unable
to swing his'steed clear of the'beast's
head and in an instant the horse' was
impaled on the buffalo's horns. With
an exhibition of strength almost' beyond belief, (he buffalo raised the
horse and rider from the ground nnd
half carrying, half pushing them, bore
them across the corral for a distance
of 300 yards or more. With almost,
certain death staring him in the face
Decker attempted to draw his revolver
from the hostler and kill tho beast.
But the weapon caught, and his efforts
to release it were futile, While the
other riders were unable to vender the
man Decker nny assistance thoy all
watched to see him go beneath the
hoofs of the buffalo. Just then Ihe
buffalo stumbled and the gored horso
iand tho rider were hurled from tho
I horns of the benst Into the dust, Tho
i horse never movod from where ho foil
hut. Decker, fortunately, was thrown
beyond the animal nnd aside from a
fow bruisoH nnd a severe shaking up,
escaped unhurt. Undaunted by his
narrow oscnpo, Docker mounted another horso nnd nsBlHlud his brothor and
the other drivers lo forco the unruly
beast Jnlo a wii'-on t'lige in which ho
wiih Niil'oly trniififi'iTotl from Honnii
lo the onrn nt. Ravalli,
Decker',, horse, which was the property of Michael Pablo, former owner
of llio liut'fnlo .luii'(d, and ono of IiIh
fliioKl iiiiliiml.s, was (he .second Iioi'ho
to fall'a victim to the horns of tho
buffalo since tlio round up commonc
Only I wo dnyH before Docker's ex
porlencu nnotlior nulinnl belonging to
Pablo wiih churned liy u buffalo, and
ho hiiilly Injured tlmt It died, but In
this ciiho there wiih no rlilcr.
The Philippian Jailer. Acts xvi:16-40.
Golden Text-—Believe on the   Lord
Jesus Christ and. thou shalt be saved.
Acts xvi:31.       , v'
Verses 16-21—In what class do you
place those who benefit by the sins of
fallen women?
This young woman was possessed
with a very clever spirit of evil,' an all
round spirit of deception, including
fortune telling; now wherein did her
sin consist, and that of her owners?
Which are the more to be blamed in
these days, fortuno tellers or their
willing dupes?
. When bad men arc losing the gains
of their evil occupation, are' they apt
to be careful of the truth, when they'
are after the good men who have destroyed their business? For example
the liquor dealers.
Verse 22—What' made the multitude
so angry at Paul and Silas and is any
reliance ever to be placed upon the
excited, attitude'of a large crowd?
Do religious differences still make
the people hate one another?
Does worldly gain, today, play any
part in religious intolerance? '
Verse 23—Why did God permit sr.b
cruelty to his faithful servants?
Why is is thhat godly people often
have to go through very exquisite suffering? ■   '
Verse 24—Say why it is possible for
any*_gootl man, in prison, lying upon a
raw back, with his feet "fast-in"~th"e
stocks,, to be as happy as a man in
health and at liberty?
Does a good man's influence cease
when he is imprisoned and his limbs
are fettered?
In looking over the results of his
imprisonment would Paul and Silas,
be apt to regret this painful incident?
Verse 25—Is there any circumstance
so .painful, or disastrous, that prayer
and praise cannot turn it into joy and
If we prayed and sang more in our
private lives, and In our families,
would wo have more joy and gladness?
Verse. 2G—Was this earthquake the
result of the prayer of Paul and Silas,
or was It a natural event?
Does God today work out for his
people practically the same results as
are here recorded?
Verses 27, 28—Why did the jailer de-!
cide upon suicide, and is such a course
Versos' 20, 30—Was . if natural   fear J
or religious conviction that now opev-!
nled In tho jailer? , s   |
What did the jailer desire to be saV- j
ed from?
Verse .ll—What precisely did thoy
Barrister   and Solicitor
Fernie, B. C. " Canada.
,.    L. P. ECKSTEIN.
' ''      ' ""■
F. C. Lawe
Alex. I. Fisher
Fernie, B. C.
ion of the Jewish nation and ' the
throne of David with unparalleled
splendor, were cancelled by the fulfillment of those concerning the rejection of Christ. God sent Jesus in
good faith and they' voluntarily rejected him, when God's first and best
plan was that they should accept him.
God, then proceeded to do through the
death of Christ, that which would
have been done more speedily by his
Is it necessary for us to adopt all
Paul's opinions in order to be well-
pleasing to ,God? ; .
Were all Paul's opinions correct con
cerning the time of the second coming of Christ?
In, what sense was it true "that
Christ must needs have suffered?" See
Luke xxiv:2G, Jer.0xxiii_*5-6, Mich. v:2,
Matt. ii:4-6.
In what way do the Old Testament
Scriptures bear testimony that Jesus
is the Christ?   ■   *
Verses 4, 5—How do you "account for
is that the same facts and reasoning
which converts some only serves-to
harden others?      _ * •    '      '
How is it that women are generally
in the majority in Christ's converts?
Why were the Jews moved with
Can a (jealous man, at the time,
either.be a true man or a,correct ven1
soner? • r
who is jealous of another in doing
good works? _    ,
Have we any modern example of, the
way these people acted?
Verse 6—Is the world today upside
down, or right side up?   ..
Is the world getting better or worse?
Verse 7—When . people oppose the
work of God, do they generally confine
themselves to the tdu.h.in their objections, or do they ever confine themselves to the truth?
Do objectors to the truth knowingly
falsify or do they do lt In blind Ignorance, or through, prejudice?
Versos 10-12—Is there ever nny virtue in exposing ourselves to danger,
when It is not. necessary in the interests of the truth?
What, was the difference between
the religious people of Thessalonicn,
nnd thoso of Derai?
Is n truth seeker sure to find If?
Is it ever right to opposo tho truth
iu the Interests of tho Kingdom of
Voi-bob i;,*in— Whnt. Is It. which
prompt* mon to work so hnrd, and
persistently, Jn, opposing what thoy
know to bo tho truth?
Lesson for Sunday, July
Barrister and Solicitor
Office Henderson Block, Fernie B.C.
Hours 9 to 1; 2 to 5; 6 to 8.
Residence 21 Viotoria Ave.
Pioneer Builder and Contractor of
A.o McDougall, Mgr.
Manufacturers of and Deal-
T ers in all kinds of Rough
and Dressed Lumber
"   \
Send us your orders
Lumber   Dealer
All kinds of roughand dressed liunbei
Victoria. Ave.,.
North Fernie
Secretaries of Local Unions
DISTRICT 18   U. M. W. of A.
W   did.   We are firing away at the
old business       ,   '
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ++**>*.-+<*.+
Baggage   delivered   to   any
'part of the city.    *
Bankhead No.  29—James Fisher.
Bellevue No. 431—R. Livett.
Canmore Park Local 1378—James'A,
No. 2(533—William   .Gra-
Carbonado No. 2688—James Hewitt.
Cardiff  No. 2387—A.  Hammond.
Cardiff No. 279—F. K. St. Amant
No  2540—A.   Matt-
Edmonton   City
hews,  P.O. 1314.
Edmonton No.
2, Frazer Flats.
1329—A St., Julian,.
Fernie, No.' 2314—T-    Biggs   .
Frank, Nb. 1263—Walter Wrigley.
Hosmer No. 2497—J.'- W.  Morris
Hillcj-est No. 3058—J. O. Jones.
N.D.     No.-2850—J.     E.
Lethbridge,. No.
574—Charles    Pea-
mean by believing on tho Lord .Toaus? | Paul's Second Missionary
25th. 1000-
Journey.. -
Athens. Acts xvll: 10*34.
May a father or mother believe inj
Jesus, so as to assure the salvation of j .   .     .     **»i
their children? (This question Is to bejTHE NELSON DAILY NEW8 JULY 6:
answered In writing by members   of
Queen's Hotel
Built expressly for
It's a dnndy, come nnd ten It.
I &  CO. Proprietors
(W. A. Ross, Manager.)
"Tho Pollnrd Opera   Compnny   ut*
trneicd a lni'Ro nudlonco to tho opern
the club )
. Verne !52 —Whnt Is the "word of the
Lord," and mny n person Know thnt j
word, first, hnnd, who is not. ponton*[the musical force "Widow O'nrlen.'
iilly.nc'junlutod with tho Lord? Tho hahy Graeo Hint, won the nffoct
'houso Iiihi night, when thoy presented
Official City League Baseball Schedule
Vovsoh ;I3, M—Cnn the uracil of God
suddenly turn n cruel nnd brutn! mnn,
Into n tender honrted Chrlstlnii?
Vpi'hoh :ir»-10—Mny we bu confident
ihnt llifi'o will nlwnys ho n hnppy end-
Ini? to nil our triiils?
I.cshoi-1 for Sundny, .July 18th, ino!)--
I'iiiiI'h Second MIsHlnnnry Journoy.—
TIh'hhiiIoiiIcii nud Heron, Acm xvll:
JULY 18, 1900
Ion of Nelson piny roovh Is none, Ini,
Its Iosh Is atoned for hy the development of renl tnlent In thoir ndolesHemu
micccHSOi-H. K Is rnilior rcinurknhln
Hint, ho mnny of the chlldron should
huvii developed ko evenly. Thoio Is
no coiispleiioiiHly won It iiicmhorH tn
iho compnny, nnd Hovorul nro distinct*
ly Rood and promise to ho permanently HIUTOHHflll,
Alfred GonldliiK In the name pnrt,
i hnd ii hnrd  comedy role to sustain,
wlnlosRlng for mnny n day nml It Is
to ho hopod tlmt this splendid company
of nrtlsts will favor Nolson with nn*
other visit. Openi houso July 13th nnd
Paul'!* He, ond Mlsnloiini'y Jmirnoy—Mini he nchloved n decided huccobs hy
CLUB            jCOMMKIaCIAL
1      SCOUTS
""j     m    "
ru.M.MI'JKiiAi. j         Jjuj
.IULV   111
i.im.Y as
vU'a-M'ST   a
j.H.1..   nil
1,1('LY 12
.    ,   ' 1 1   T 4 ~. 4,.        ,   ,,
..l^ULaJ,      .lj
..KHfiRl.            |,|n<v   ...            i
'.Il'LY 11
IaIT'.UHT 18
'.M'fiPST 2
j.iri.Y 20
''OAL CO.          i
ajv;i*.4T r,
.I1M.Y 11
Al'.irST  IS
l.ll'I.Y 10
i    For
UuUUFiT 11
;An:i*ST ■(
! Il'LY 2S
■S,;0,"T8       .;    ..II...Y30
IJJ.T.Y 12
f,AUl>KSTKH8 1
i          l
.IL'LY 2*5
,11'LY 7
A.'GrST 15
'jVlTrUST 4
jAl'lil'ST 13
j Sporting
.jn.Y 2i
Lilly 21
\   News
Tlii'ssnlonlcn nml ll-'ivn, AcIh xvll: I -
I    Golden Text—Thy word hnvo I hid
, In    my  lir-nrf   Hint   I   mny  not   sin
muiliiHt thee, Ps, cxlxill.
I    Versi'H 1, 2—Is church koIub ii kooiI
',«,'/,*      >.,,«*.     V.!.''!    'I**'    'V'*""    tni'ri    ii'),/*
1 hnve not fnvmod It?
llow mnny times n dny should   n
person tu tend church?
Whnt Is tho value of n nood habit,
'nnd how ure «ood luililts formed?
Vir'f ? D'c* Psiil menn tn r**iy thnt
It wai necessary for the Jews to have
put Jesus to death, and if not what did
he mean? (This question mutt be an
twered In writing by members of the
club )
(Tho position inkcii by thc present
■ writer Is, tlmt the .lews oiiKhi Hi have
• nrc-f-pi-Ml .lfRim, nnd Ihnt their puttlm?
1 him to .h'ftth Is the colossnl crime
{of history, nnd Uio cnlnml.y of cnlnm-
jliks thai hns befnllcn tin* Jews. Thnt
{there nre txxn distinct lines of coiitlui*
his clover luierpretntlon of ll. Lvn
Moore Is Just ns plcnsliH' ns n yoiinjr-—
very yoniiK—lndy ns she wns uh n
ehlhl. She wnn chnrinliiK ns |)oi;n
McAllister nnd cnptlvntliiK ns Doru
lu the disRiilHO of n very pretty hoy.
Adn Mind nlso won her nudl'enco', by
her prof Uncus, her kiiico und her
voice, especially m "Woni you Oaueu
tlm Merry Widow Wnliz With .Me?"
iitislKiLd by Mr. Ttildy Mc.*-.'.-!™,**!™.
Teddy Is ouo of the best known mem*
hers of the compiiny /mil wan hwirtlly
(•.reeled hy the (luiiionco whenever no
inmln nn npiienrniice. He plnyed his
pnrt well, nnd wnn there with nil hli,
old verve nnd confidence, Tho roHt
of tho compnny were nil quito equal
fo tliolr sovernl roles nnd lho perfor-
maiii.: wont v/lth n ihvIiir nnd Uonl.
the nudlcnce In lnu«hler nil the ovon
iui-:. This Hliii-lii*-, wa*. decidedly gou
tho voltes helm? sweet nnd well tnir.i*
•Ml. 'Tnlry Tales" wna Dw hit of the
ovenliiB, helnff full of local topics of
ent    prophecy In the Old Testnment public Interest,     lt la thc best com-
either   one of which being fulfilled,'ody Nelson has had the T'*'"*-*'*''*'---" of
"An honored citizen of this town wns
suffering from n severe nltnck of dyS"
ontry, Ilo told n friend If ho could
obtain n bottio of Chnmborlnlns Colic,
Cholera nnd Dlnrrhoon Ilcmcdy ho
felt confident of bolng curod, ho luiv*
Ini? UBod this remody in tho wost. Ho
wns told thnt J liopt It In stock nnd
lost no tlmo In olitulniiiK It, nnd wns
promptl;, curod," snys M. J. Loncli,
drugBlst of Wolcolt, VI, For snlo by
nil druBiilBts.
Lille No. 1233—J. T Griffith
Michel, No 233*1—Charles Garner.
Maple Leaf No. 2829—H. Blake.
(via Bellevue)
Merritt Local Union, No, 2627—Chas
Brooks. ,
Middlesboro 872—W. N.  Reid   ,
Passburg, No. 2352—J. Covach.
Royal    Collieries,'   No.   2589—Wm.
Roche Percee 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
Corbin No. 2877—W. Ryan
Passburg, No. 2352—A, Swanston,
WOODPECKER, No. 2299:  Willinm
Waldorf Hotel
Table Unexcelled
Hur Kiipplieil wltli the finest
IiiiiikIn (if YYIiii'n, Liquors
■ Dill I'itflll'H
(l'Vinei'ly oi' Central Hotel)
When troubled with sunburn, blisters, Insect stings,
core feet, or heat rashes,
npply Zam-Buk!
Surprising how qukkly It «***.
the smarting and itlnxtng I Cum
■*of«» on yoyiig bailcj due to
Zam-Buk It nude from -pure
htthal euencea. No anlmij fatt—
no talncra! -pclioiM.   Finest* healer I
Tiruci/1'H unit Slerti ntryuhrt.
TAKI'J notico (lint I Intend lo n-i'ily
0 the Hoard of Licensing Commlss*
onors for tlio City nf"Fornio nt their
atxi alttliiKH In open court entitled to
..enr such sijiji'iicimuii, n, ■*•...•■, wax,*
lor of tho rotnll Liquor License now
liuld by me in reaped of, tho IlceiiKod
premlnoH known na tlio Northorn Hotel
Rltunto on Lots bIx (0) nnd woven (7)
Block H City of Fornio, to Wlllntn
Dated nt Fernio ILC, thla 8th day
of June. 1909.
*.   J ->
J •*£■*'
V ■
/ V.
Terrible 'JDoings of Gang
■ J3of ^Robbers "injJT^
.^JDakota Town
ABERDEEN. S. D. July 5—J..W.
■Christie, a farmer living near Rudolph
Ills wife, his daughter Mildred, aged
18 years, .and a farm hand, were murdered today. It is supposed that the
murders were a result of an attempt
to get a large sum of money, said to
have been lh the Christie home.
Mr. Christie, who was also a grain
buyer, and one ofthe most prosperous
farmers of the Northwest, was milking
a cow in the yard when some unknown
person or persons shot him dead. The
murderers hurried to the .house, and
finding Mrs. Christie, nnd daughter,
and the Romaine hoy, who was visiting at the house, fired upon them. The
first shots took effect and the two
women and the boy fell dead. The
entire country side is wrought up.
Bands of farmers were immediately
organized, and a search for the murderers was begun. Lynching is promised when the capture is made.
Twenty miles south of the scene in
the evening Emil Victor was arrested.
He had worked on the Rudolph place
until about a week ago, when he had
it published in ran Aberdeen paper
that he was going on a trip to * his
-father in Buffalo. He is said to
, have had on his person some small articles,' partly identified as belonging
to the Christies.  -
Examination of the bodies showed
that Mr. Christie, besides being shot
had had his skull crushed by a hammer,
Mrs. Christie was shot as she ran
out on the porch at the alarm. The
bullet entered her breast. Mildred,
the daughter,. was attacked as sho
came from her bed room. . Michael
Romaine, aged 14, was shot beside
Mrs. Christie's body. The house was
Tansacked. It is not known whether
anything was obtained or not.
Author of "Tbe Prisoner of Ma
Ik Coprrigltt,i905, Anthony Hope Hawkiat
\First Umpire—So that chappy in the
grandstand said I umpired a stiff game
did he? '
Second Umpire.—Well, he didn't ex
actly use those words.
similar? ',.',.
Second Umpire — Yes, he said you
umpired like a stiff.
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Tntvoc Marks
Ooi»VRiaHTs Ac.
Uu tUenUkjU iluuu A ui. (tWa-lVd
»'»l»lll» a*l«U tlltnUkjU MUUU * W. [«V«|«
iptctaimui, vittiont. mane, In |.M
Sciaiiiilic Bmericatta.
■ ** ■   *ir uiiuinUHj wMkir. iAt-tMt «•*•*■*
jr telwvtiae loanukl.   'inrmi far
t*u, potui* pf»p»U,  Sou W
k, w r CU VTulilmiwa, p, 0,
the countess and the general were not
fit preachers of such1 a highly exacting
Lepage concluded that he had something to sell.. His wares were a suspicion and a fact Selling tbe suspicion
wronged nobody., He would give no
warranty with it—caveat emptor. Selling the fact was disobedience to the
king, bis master. "Disobedience, yes;
Injury, no," said Lepage, with a bit of
casuistry. Besides, the king. too. bad
scolded hiiu.
Moreover, the Prince of Slavna bad
always treated M. Emlle Lepage with
distinguished consideration. The Bourbon blood, no doubt, stretched out
hands to la belle France ln M. Lepage's
Something to sell! Who was his buyer? Whose Interest could be won by
his suspicion, whose friendship bought
with his fact? The ultimate buyer was
plain enough, biit Lepuge could not go
to Prnslob. and he did not approve of
correspondence, especially with Colonel
Stafuitz lu practical control of the
household. He sought a go-between
and a persona! Interview. At least he
could take a walk. The servants were
not prisoners. Even conspirators must
stop somewhere on pain of doing their
own cooking and tbe rest. At a quarter
past 8 in the evening, having given the
king bis dinner and made him comfortable for tbe next two hours, Lepage sallied'forth nnd took the road to.Slavna.
He was very carefully dressed, wore a
flower in his buttonhole and had dropped a discreet hint about n lady In conversation with his peers, If ladies often demand excuses they may furnish
them too. Present seriousness invoked
aid from bygone frivolity.
At 10 o'clock he, returned, still most
spruce and orderly and with a well satisfied nlr about him. He had found a
purchaser for his suspicion aiid his
fact. His pocket was the better lined,
and he had received flattering expressions of gratitude and assurances of
favor. He felt that he had raised a
buttress against future assaults of fortune. He entered the king's dressing
room in his usual noiseless and unobtrusive manner. ■ He was uot aware
that General Stenovics had quitted it
Just a quarter of an hour before,, bearing in his hand a document which he
had submitted for his majesty's signature. .Th'e king had signed it and Indorsed tlie cover "Urgent."
'Wh. Lepage, where buveyou been?"
asked the king.
glass at the Golden Lion."
"You look gayer than that!" smiled
tbe king. Evidently his anger had
passed. Perhaps he wished to show as
much to nn old servant whom he liked
and valued. „     •
Conscience stricken, or so appearing,
Lepage tore the flower from his coat,
"I beg your majesty's pardon. I ought
to have removed lt before,entering your majesty's presence, but 1
was told you wished to
retire at once, sir, so I
hurried here Immediately."
Tho king gave a weary
yawn.    "Yes. I'll go to
bed   at   once.   Lepnge,
and let me sleep ns long
as I cnn.   This fag end
of life isn't very amusing." '   Ho   pnsBcd   his
hand  wearily over bis
brow.   "My head aches,'
Isn't tho room  vory  close, Lepnge?
Open tho window."
"It baa begun to rain, sir."
"Novor mind.   Let's havo tho rain
too.   At lenst It's fresh."
Lopago oponcd n window which looked over tho Krnth, The king roso, Lopago hastened to offer his arm, which
his majesty accepted, Thoy wont to*
getlier to tho window, A sudden storm
hnd gathered. Rain was poking down
in big drops,
"Tt looks llko being a rough night,"
remarked tbo king.
"I'm nfrnld it does, sir," Lepage
"Wo'ro lucky to bo going to our
"Very, sir." answered Lopngo, won*
dorlng \vho(*i» opposite fiitu his majesty
Wiih pitying.
"I shouldn't euro, even If I woro a
young mini und n sound ono, (o rldo to
J-rnslol- tonight,"
"To I'vnslok, Hlr?" Thero woh surprise In Lopngo's voice. Ilo could not
help It. Luckily lt Rounded quite until-
nil to the king. It wns certnInly not n
night to rldo llvo and twenty milos nnd
Into the hill* unless your bimlnofm wnn
very urgent.
"Yes, to PriiKlitli. I've Iuul my breath
of ill i* Ynu en ii shut Ihe window, Lo*
Tho king returned to tho fireplace nnd
ttood warming himself. L*-*piigo cIorM
the window, drew the eurlnlim and
cnmo to (ho middle of the room, where
lio stood In respectful readiness, nnd
underneath thnt n very lively curiosity,
"Yen." snlil tho king slowly, "Captain
Mnrkart goes to PniHlok loul«lit with
n dlspntch for his royal hlghnesn, you
aWlU...        I ttldtttl I'l..    I.I,'..fa* .    i..r.'a».    ./«-. J
nem\ F'v-.rythit,** mum ytMd io th«t."
Tho king enunciated this vlrtuoiiH max*
lm nn though It hail been tho rulo nf
hit. lifo. "No time to lose, Lepnge, so
tho captain gocu tonight, but I'm nfrnld
ho'll hnvo a rough ride-very rough,"
"I  111  flUatld •W*, toll,'    WW  LkI'J.-VC. •'•'-'■>
added atrlctly In liln thought)-, "And ro
will M, ZorkovJtelit"
Cnptnin Mnrknrt wim entirely of hia
majMty'i. opinion nn he net out on liln
Journey to l'ranlol., Ill* rlilo would
bo rough, dork nml solltnry-tho last
by Ptonovko' order*." Jftirtr-irt wnn not
nfrnld. lie wim well armed, hut be ex*
fieeted tn be ver}' Imrv-il mid knew that
be would bo very wet by (Iir lime he
reached the eaatle. He breathed a
torrent carte on iht* nocMMIle* of
atate. of which the mlnlatur had In*
formed blm, ■• fie bnttoned np bin
heerj caralrj overcoat tad toAeeerom
the bridge on to ll.-** mrifn totd on the
H-tfat bank an hour before mldnftbt
Going was very heavy; so was tne
raiu; so was the darkness. He aud his
horse made a blurred, laboring shape'
on tbe murky face of nigbt. But his
orders were to hasten, and be pushed
on at n sharp trot and soon covered his
iirst stage, the five- miles to the old
wooden bridge, where the road leaves
the course of the Kratb. Is carried over
the' river and strikes northeast toward
the hills.
At this point be received the first In-'
timation that his journey was not to be
so solitary as be bad supposed. When
he was halfway across the bridge he
heard what sounded like an echo of the
beat of bis horse's hoofs on the timbers
behind him. The thing seemed odd.
(Ie baited a moment to listen. ■ The
sound of Ills horse's hoofs stopped, but
the echo went on. It was no echo, then,
lie was not the only traveler that way!
He pricked his horse with the spur.
Regaining the road, he heard the timbers of the bridge still sounding. He
touched his horse again and went for-
ward briskly, no bad no reason to associate his fellow traveler's errand-
with his own. but he was sure that
when General Stenovics ordered dispatch he would not he pleased to learn
that his messenger had been passed by
another wayfarer on tlie road.    ,,
But the stranger, too. was In a hurry,
it seemed. Mnrknrt could not shake
lilm off. On the contrary, be drew
nearer. Tlie road was still broad and
good. .Markart tried a canter. The
stranger broke into a canter. "At any
rate. It makes for good time." thought
Markart, smiling uneasily. In fact, the
two found themselves drawn into a
sort of race. Ou they went, covering
the miles at a quick, sustained trot, ex--
hllarntlng to the men. but rather a
strain'on their horses. Both were well
mounted. Mark-
art wondered
who the stranger with such
a good horse
was. He turned
his ' head, but
could see only
the same sort
of blur as he
himself made.
Part of tbe blur,
however, seemed of a lighter
color than his
dark overcoat
and bay horse
'Die prince
read 'its
letter   ' "
a secret ot
all Slavna.
The man with the lan-
ftrn rnitcd il In the
Isipwje tore
the flower
from h I»
"^filrkart's norse pecked" His""rldeT
awoke to the fact that be was pounding his mount without doing* much good
to himself, He would see whether the
unknown meant to puss him or was
content to keep on equal terms. His
pace fell to a gentle trot—so did the
stranger's, Markurt walked his horse
for half a mile—so did the stranger.
Thenceforward they went easily, each
keeping bis position till Markart came
to where tbo road forked—on the right
to Dobrava, on the left to Praslok and
Volsenl. Markart drew rein and waited.' He might just as well see where
the stranger wns going.
Tlie stranger cnmo up, and .Mnrkart
started violently. The lighter tinge of
tho blur was explained. The stranger
rodo n. white horse, It flushed on
Mnrknrt tlmt tlie prince rode a white
charger and thnt the niilmal hnd been
In Slavna the day before. Ho had seen
It being exercised. He peered Into tho
darkness, trying to sec the man's face.
Tbo effort wns of no avail. The stranger cnmo to n stand beside him, nnd
for a fow moments neither moved.
Then tho stranger turned his horse's
bend to tho left. Ho was for Praslok
or Volsenl, then! Markart followed his
example. Ho know why ho did not
spoalc to tho stranger, but lip wns wondering why ou onrth tho stranger did
not speak to blm, no went on wondering UU it occurred to him tbnt perhaps
the stranger wns In exactly tho smne
state ot mind.
Thoro was no quostion of cantering or
ovon of trotting now, Tbo rond rose
steeply, It wns loose ond foundorouu
from heavy rnln. Great stones lay
about, dangerous traps for a cnroloss
rider, The horses labored. At the
samo moment, with tho samo Instinct,
Mnrknrt nnd the strnnger dismounted.
Tho next throe miles woro dono on foot,
nnd there before them In deeper black
rose the gute tower of tho cnntlo of
Praslok. Tho stranger had fnllen a
little helilnd again Now ho drew level.
Thoy woro almost opposite the enstlo.
A dog I'nrl-.'il from tlie stable.*., Anothor aiiHworod from lho ensile, Two
moro toolt up the tunc from tlio Rtn*
bleu, . Tlio ensile guardian redoubled
his responsive efforts. A man en nie
running out from tho slnblcs with n
Iniilcrii. A light Unfilled In tlio doorway of the castle. Hoth Mnrknrt and
tho stranger came to n standstill, Tho
man willi the Innlerii raised It In the
n|r to •ail' tin' tare* of iho travelers.
Tlmy niiw each othorV fiieen too. The
first result wn« to xenil thein Into n fit
of InuKlitPr-ii relief fnun tuinilon, n
recognition of the nliNiirdlty Into which
their illploinntlc r.'iiulloi) hnd led tliem,
"Ity (In* powers. Captain Mnrkart."
,W.   /,1'11,'llllill,   .,',,    ill'4. ".Ci;"
Thr-*-,' liim-he". •'•"•■,.•,.
"All, nml wo might have had n plenn-
ont ride together!"
"I should have rejoiced In the isolace
of yourcoiivenintlonl"
Hut neither asked tho other why ho
llllll iit'iili-Un, Ht Mini U t.Ou;,i,t<un Vurtir
"Ami our destination Is (ho Humotf*
nnki'd Zcrkovltcli. "You stop hero nt
tlw castle.*"
"Yes, yen, M. Zerkovitch I And you?"
"Yen, captain, yea. My Journey end**
(\t (ho cu.itle."
The nwtt lf>A nwny (liclr horncii,
whl'-li -joivlj" necltitl tnndlnr. nnd tbey
niniiiueii (he wooden riiusewiiy nldo tf/
nlde. both feeling foolish, yet sure they
lifld done tight. In the doorway alood
Peler V.is*ilp wllh bin l.intern.
"Your biiRlnena. gendemenr be said
It vni between S and 3 In (lie, ruor*n-
They looked at each other.   Zorko-
*♦ tch was quicker, and, with a courteous gesture. Invited bis companion to
take precedence.
"Private and urgent with his royal
"So is mine,' Peter," i said Zerkovitch.
Markart's humor was touched again
Fie began io laugh.   Zerkovitch laugli-
•-•d. too, but there was a touch of excitement and nervousness in his mirth."
"His royal highness went to lied • an
hour ago," said Peter Vassip
"I'm afraid you must rouse him
My business is immediate," said Mark-
art. "And 1'suppose yours is, too, M.
Zerkovitch?" he added jokingly.
"That it'is." said Zerkovitch.
"I'll rouse the prince. Will you follow me, gentlemen?"
Peter closed and barred the gate, and
tbey followed him through the courtyard. .\ couple of sentries were pacing It.
for the rest all was still
Peter led them into a
small room where a fire
was burning and left
them together. Side by
side tbey stood close to
the fire. Each flung
away his coat and tried
to dry bis boots und
breeches at tbe com
forting blaze.
"We must keep this story
we shall be laughed nt by
M. Zerkovitch."
Zerkovitch gave blm a sharp giauce,
"I should think you would report ynui
discreet conduct to your superiors, cup
tain. Orders are orders, secrecy Js
secrecy, even though It turns out th.-ii
there was no need for It."
Markart was about to reply with n
joke when the prince entered. ,Ho
greeted both cordially, showing, of
course; in Markart's presence no sur
prise at Zerkovitcb's arrival.
"There will be rooms and food and
wine ready for you, gentlemen, in a
few' minutes. Captain Markart, you
must rest here for tonight, for your
horse's sake as well as your own. I
suppose your business will wait till the
"My orders wore to lose not a  moment in communicating it to you, sir."
"Very well.    You're from his maj
"Yes. sir." ,; °
"The kiug comes first—and I daresay
your affair will wait, Zerkovitch?"
Zerkovitch protested with an eagerness by no means discreet In tiie presence of a third party, an aid-de-c-amp
to Stenovics. "N'o.*sir: no. it can't wall
The prince interrupted. "Nonsense,
man. nonsense! Now go to your mom
I'll come In and bi.l yoi: 'flood niirbt.' "
He pushed his ovcrzealous friend from
tlie room, culling to Peter Vassip to
guide him to the apartment he was to
occupy. Then he came back lo Mark-
art.   "Now. cnptnin!"
Markart took out his letter and presented it, with a salute. "Sit down
while I read it." said tbe prince, sent
ing himself at the table.
The prince rc:td his letter and ?:\'-
playing with it In his fingers for half n
minute orso. Then.a thought seemed
'toTtrikTrtflml ■,nwrverori~ncrvertoiri"
Peter to light fires! I hope lio" hi-i«
You're.wet. and Zerkovitch is terriblj
liable to take cold." | He jumped up
"Excuse me. We have no bells In tlii -
old place, you know." He ran out ol
the room, closing the door behind him
Markart sprang to the door. -He did
not dare to opeii it, but he listened tithe prince's footsteps. They sniindiV
to the left—one, two, three. I'mir, five
six paces. They stopped. A. ilm-r open
ed and shut. Mnrknrt made n mental
note and went buck to the fire, smiling
He thought tlmt Idea of his renlly
would'please Gonornl Stenovics.
In throe minutes tlie prince returned
"I did Peter Injustice. Zerkovitcb's lire
Is all right." be snld, "iii'jl ihere's n
good one In your room, too, he tells
me. And now. Cnptnin'Mnrknrt, to our
business. You know the contents of
the letter you carried?"'
"Yes, sir, They were communicated
to mo In view of their urgency and in
case of accident to the letter,"
"As a mutter of form, repent tho gist
to mo," 0
■ "General Stenovics hns lo Inform
your royal highness on the king's lie-
half that his majesty sees no need of n
personal Interview, ns his mind is Irrov*.
oenbly fixed, and he orders your roynl
highness to, Ret out for Germany within throe dnyH from lho receipt of this
letter. No protest Is to delay your royal highness' departure,"
"Perfectly correct, cnptnin. Tomorrow I Hhall give yon an answer addressed directly
to the king, but
I wish now to
give you n mow*
sfigo to General
Stonovles, 1
shall unit the
kIng for an
audience. Un-
lesn he appoints
n time wllhln
two <lnyn I shnll
conclude thnt
ho Iiiih not Iuul
tho letter or.
pray miirk Ibis,
hns not eiiliiy-'d
nn oiipntiiuity nt considering It Independently. Geiii'iiil Sti'iioviis must
Consider whnt n io::|miiihII>|]Ii.v ho uu-
dorinl'CM If he iidvlsi.'M the king to re-
fimo to see l)N son. I Hhnll uwnlt hli
majesty'*** nii.iwtr in'ic. Tbnt l** Jth»
meuHiige. Vou nriilersfiind?"
"I'l'i-lectly, -nlr."
"Just repent It. The Iitiiih are Important."
Markart obeyed. Tho prluce nodded
his Iif'til. "You Hhnll Iwve the letter
for the king enrly in the innrnlng. Now
i'.*r t*'n,   i ii Mi.... ,'".. ... ft..., I't.t..,.
T'ic.v went out t\,\i, turned to Die left
Miirlmrl counted their pnees. At tlx
1'twt'* they came to n door and pnncod
It. I'our farther on the prince uslinntl
him Into the room where ho was to
»Uvp. It was evident that the prince
ITo lie co'iti-iut*!*).-)
A Homesteader Kills His
Neighbor in a Most  ,
Heartless Way
HUMBOLDT, Sask. July -1—Corporal Aldrich of the Royal Northwest
Mounted Police, came in this morning
bringing Stanford    Hainer,    a home
accused  of killing
a neighbor on the
A Clean Man
Outside cleanliness is less than half the' battle. A man may
scrub himself a dozen times a day, and still be unclean. ' Good
health means cleanliness not only outside, but '.aside. It means
a 'clean stomach', clean bowels, clean' blood, a clean liver, and
new, clean, healthy tissues. Tne man who is ilean in tbis way
will look it and act it. He will work with energy and think
clean, clear, healthy thoughts.
He will never be troubled with liver, lung, stomach or blood
disorders.' Dyspepsia and indigestion originate in unclean stomachs. Blood diseases are found where there :s unclean blood.
Consumption and bronchitis mean unclean lungs.
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery
prevents these diseases.   It  makes a man's insides clean
and healthy.   It cleans the digestive organs, makes pore,-,
clean  blood, and clean, healthy flesh.
It restores tone to the nervous system, and cures nervous exhaustion and
prostration.   It contains no alcohol or habit-forming drugs.
Constipation is the most unclean uncleanliness. Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets cure it.   They never gripe.   Easy to take as candy.
steader at Margo,
Alfred D. Fraser,
first of July,
Fraser was shot to death, the first
bullet taking effect in ..the shoulder,
tho second in the head, killing him
instantly. The trouble was over
money matters.
Further developments in tlie case
indicate that It was a cold blooded
and brutal murder. Hainer has confessed the act. A month ago he wrote
Fraser stating that unless some statement was made about money matters
he would shoot him on sight.
On the morning of the tragedy, Hainer went in search of his victim and
found him plowing in a field adjacent
to the Fraser house. Fraser was just
completing a round and in the act of
taking a drink of water. Hainer from
a position of about 100 yards distant,
drew a bead upon his man, and called
out to him that he was going to
Fraser cried "Don't- shoot," and immediately began to run for the house.
Hainer fired three shots. The" first
missed his victim and in't ono of the
horses. The second entered Fraser's
shoulder but he did not fall; the third
entered'. the head and smashed the
skull, causing instant death.
The prisoner expressed regret that
his early arrest did not permit.him io
make a similar end of Messrs. Say
forth, Hilliard .and Macdonald against
'whom he appeared to have a similar
grudge. When arrested Hainer was
desperate. , He was fully armed with
two rifles and a revolver. All night
guarding evrey window and door.-; In'
the moniing whenHainer appeared at
the door with his rifle in his hands,
he was commanded to throw up his
hands. He refused and tried to raise
his gun but a couple of shots sent him
to cover. He broke for a window,
but was again met by shots and seeing the game -was up came out and
"  He wns about 25 years old and a
native of Ontario.
Suit of Clothes, $5 and up, Hats $1.00 and up,
Shirts SOc and up, Underwear $1.00 per suit
Kefotiry  Bros.
Temporary building between Xortiiern Hotel and Henderson block
Fourth of July Mishaps
NEW YORK, July 5—John Mulvey,
a . porter . in Sharkey's * saloon today
took a dare that he could not hold
a big cracker in his mouth and fire it.
The explosion blew out his teeth and
lacerated his mouth and throat so
badly that fifteen stitches had to be
taken in his tongue and lips. Tetanus
is feared.   .
' BUFFALO, N. Y. July 5—Forty
fires and injury to 15 children were
the tolls paid for an old fashioned 4th
of July here.
POUGHKEEPSIB, is*. Y.' July. 5.—
Chas. Burr, nine years old, stood on
a gian fire cracker tonight to see if
he could smother the noise. When it
exploded his clothing caught fire and
he was severely burned, so lt ■ is be-,
lieved he will die.   .
NEW YORK, July 5.—Four deaths.
337 injured, eleven of them dangerously and three so seriously that death
seems certain, was the Fourth of July
record In Xew York and Brooklyn up
to 10 tonight. .,    ,.
CHICAGO, July 6—The Record Herald's summaries of the casualties in
the United States of three days celebration of the Fourth of July give 46
dead and 1575 injured. The deaths
due to Tetanus thus far are 18. Fire
losses are S44C,500., .
SEATTLE, Wash, July"' 8—Pythian
week has attracted the largest frater-
Northwest. In connection with
the meeting of the Grand Lodge of the
Domain at Washingtcm, a jubilee is
being held and lodge men are attending from Oregon, Idaho, Montana and
British Columbia in large numbers.
Every lodge in this state is well represented. Some Knights from as far
east as the Atlantic coast ni;e also
here. The coming of the loin drill
team from Dayton, Ohio,, has been
made tho big feature.     Its presentat
ion of the dramatic story of the friendship of Damon and Pythias on which
tlie order'is founded, has been attended by large crows lu the. armory'. The
proved to be a notable turnout. Grand
Chancellor Otto A. Case is well satis-
fled with the assembly. The last two
days of the week at the exposition
will be turned over to'the Pythians.
The next big reunion is that of ihe
Elks which comes on July 27. All
wearers of tho antlers will participate
in a circus at the fair on that day.
JMany delegates from tho grand lodge
at Los Angeles are expected to be
Mnrknrt    llnlcnt'-d    tn
iln: )irliu:i'-'n liiiitntq-m.
haw cm w ■
SHAM!:   OK HY ■■
Tr.ERF.-S A.
V.0rW*i VJHOr
|p I tAWT CO'
m ro
"In February our daughter had thi
-whooping cough. Mr Lane of Hartlnnu
recommended rhnmberlaln'* Coiinh
Romed-f and laid ft garo hli cuitom*
m tlm bunt or u-atlafactloa, Wc
found It at he tald, and can recomra*
end It to anyone Laving chili*-!r*n troubled with whooping cough," sayt Mra.
A, Ooaa of Durand, lflcb. Por aale by
all druggliU. .
0 HE
xon*mi,\v*.srwtuw ^Rmgon^wv^wmnhimidecu.«ivgw* «ui/v**l PAGE EIGHT
".■.-I     - -<«-\y V'-* '
One mile west of
in the warm    ',   L*
That famous "Big Red Apple"
soil. Irrigated tracts with the
finest spring water you ever tasted
Get an apple orchard started »
with such markets as we have here.
213 West ......
214 East,	
236 Local "East
235 Local West
Arrive Fernie
........ 17.55
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,.■...:..'. 20."50
7 West Flyer .... 10.40
8 East Flyer 20.08
Change takes effect Sunday June 6.
_ I
NO. 252
'    ,  HOSMER
Ko. 251
" 12.35
B. F.
Locai  News
Sales Agent
at Fred Roo's Store or a card to
until July 2nd and he will call
on you
Clean rags wanted. Apply Ledger.
Wanted: Small, cheap gasoline engine. Apply Ledger Office.
For sale—Two well situated lots in
the Annex. Apply L. P. Eckstein.
For Sale—Flowers for-planting out,
stocks, astors, balsams, pansies, dai-,
sies, marguerites, etc., 30 cents ■ per
dozen. John McLachlan West Fernie
greenhouse. •     ;J
Wanted: Experienced man for0 grocery department for a town in' {.he
Pass. One who can speak Italian and
German preferred. Apply, stating age,
if married, and experience. Address
"Advertiser,'' care of A. Macdonald
Co., Fernie.
Important Notice: Write to the Le-
duc Produce Company for prices on
creamery and dairy butter also.fresh
eggs. Proprietors of Lakeside Creamery, Leduc, Alta.
Housekeeper wanted*. Must be good
plain cook, middle aged. Good wages.
a Mrs., .H..W. Herchmer.    ' ..     .
For Sale: Ladies bicycle. English
make, Dunlop" tires, necrly new, —a
bargain. See J.W. Ringham atTrite-3-
. Lost—On July lst, a square gold
watch key. Initials K. A. on face.
Return to Dr. Anderson and receive
Go to Rochon's for ice cream.
Get your fishing tackle at Suddaby's.
• Reach's Baseball goods at Suddabys.
Large variety of hammocks at Suddaby's .
Latest  designs. in , wall   papers  at
Rev. I. T. Williamson-,is expected
home for Sunday.
Finest in the land—Ingram's   bath
- Mr. W. Seccombe, bur local clothes
pres'ser, left for Calgary on Wednesday
morning.   ■•
See Rochon, the Kandy Kid.,
Mrs.  J.  D.  Hurd, we are pleased
to announce, is regaining rapidly from
her recent illness.
No place in town just like it. Ingram's pool room. .
Charles Brooks arrived from Nicola
last night. Mr. Brooks says that things
are still very poor at that point.
Mr. Wm. Dicken has received the
contract for the extension of the
school sewerage system.
George Sumner of the Free Press
staff arrived home. Thursday after a
few weeks holidays at   Edmonton.
A *
Beef, mutton, pork,, veal, hams, bacon, lard, etc., only of the very best.
Phone 41. \
7„awn waists, linen suits and hats at
lowest prices. Watch for our special
advertisement next week. The Misses
Euler.    ' ,
Daniels and Mack put on some of
the cleanest and best sketches wc
have seen at thc Fernie opera house
the early part'of the week.   "
Some class to this. A ball bearing sewing machine fitted with an
automatic lift and-guaranteed for 40
years. Special $31.50' at* Trites-
Wood Co. "     ■
!-—The"draw for'the K. PTTlng^wlIlUe
held in the K. P. hall on Tuesday evening, July 20th. All those holding
tickets are cordially invited to be
present.' " *
Hat, on Friday, July 9, 1909, Fred
Ingram to Mrs. P. Van Dusen both
of Fernie,
SPOKANE, July 8—Taken to Mit.**
Ito park In broad daylight, knocked'
unconscious nnd robbed  of $1000  In
currency by two unknown men,   wns
the fate that befell Joe Menard   who
nrrlved hi Spokane, Inst Saturday on
his way to Reno. In tho fight Renard's
shirt was nlmost cut to ribbons by   n
knlfo, and he wns terribly beaten. Menard had the cash In a bolt inside his
clothing nnd..lt was not until he wns
knocked unconscious thnt tho robbers
wore nblo to secure the money from
him.     When he regained consciousness shortly after tho thugs hnd dopiir*
ted, Monnrd cnino from RohhIiukI and
Is Iir* yearn of iiro.      Tours poured
down his chocks as lie related to the
polico the loss of yours of saving and
hard work. Ilo is stranded In n fit range
place with 110 monoy und apparently
no friends,
The Ladies Guild of the Church of
England will give a strawberry SO'
cinl in the new basement on Thursday
evening, July loth, at 8 o'clock. Ad'
mission, including strawberries, 25
cents. -
The regular monthly tea of the Baptist ladies aid will be iu charge of Mrs.
Giddings and Mrs, Buckley next
Tuesday from 3 to G, and 7 to 9 p.m.
at tho home of Mrs. Giddings, Pellat
The Bonk of Hamilton hope to
mako a start very soon on their new
building, likewise the Imperial bank.
'Both structures will bo handsome
blocks nnd up lo dato In ovory respect,
For Wostorn Canada's Groat Industrial Fair at Winnipeg July Ilth to
July 17th, 1900, the Canadian Pacific
Railway company will havo In effect
special rates. For full particulars ns
to rates, limits otc. apply to nearest C.
P. R. ticket agont.
,J. T. C, Smith, tho western organizer of the A. fl. of C, nnd .1. Is in the
city and will hold a iiinHH ni'-i'l i>g for
tha cuporiitoi'B tonight, at S p.m. 111
tho mlnorn hull. All mom.)'*.'H i-u.iht
10 ntti'iid as Mr, ^mlth im •.■him in
tcroHtlng Htntlsllfs for thom.
Potted Plants at the Palm. .,
Go to Rochon's for ice cream.t __•_
What about, our city band?    Has'it
died so soon? ,:-
If you are a particular smoker get
your smokes at Ingram's.
Mrs. J.'P. Lowe left this week on
a trip to Cobourg, Ont.
Furniture is just as cheap as screen-
doors at Trites-WTood Co.
Mrs. H. Clement from Exshaw joined her husband here during the week.'
Special sale of post cards now on at
Believe me—the cheapest place on
earth to buy a stove is at Trites-Wood
Co. "'" *,
On another page will be found the
annual report of the Home Bank of
Six Mason and Risen pianos were
sold this week and still Thompson says
he is broke. •
Messrs: W, S. and D. F. Jamieson
arrived in our city on Monday from
New York.
R. W. Woods arrived" from Toronto
oii Thursday. He has been away for a
couple of months on business.
Postmaster Rogers of Hosmer, accompanied-by Mrs. Rogers, visited
with friends in town on Friday.
A. W. Bleasdell, agent for Draper's
Permanent Indlstructable acid proof
ink. ' ... '      ,
Miss Hall of Calgary, who has been
Visiting at Mrs. W. H. Whlmster's,
left, on Thursday for the Coast.
Installation of officers of the K. of
P. takes place next /Tuesday .night,
with- Bro. Vance in the grand stand.
The K. P. installation of officers
will take place next Tuesday evening
and a full attendance is desired.
For a good comfortable smoke get
Dorenbecker's brands. They are
home product.
Miss  L'.   Thompson  and  Miss    E.
Croag of the Napanee hotel left for
Winnipeg on Thursday night.     They
expect to be away about three weeks.
The Cranbrook Herald church notes
contains the following:.Tuesday: Ep-
worth league at 8 p.m. Literary evening, subject "The History and Art of
Printing.",by R. S. Garrett. Oh gee!
Some ■ people look upon  tea  as  a
mere drink.  It all depends upon the
tea. '.'Salada" Tea is a delicious and
refreshing beverage. Sold only in seal
ed lead packets.
Fred Handley has lately'bought out
W. Hamilton's interests in the cartage business of Crawford and Hamilton. ■ The new firm will hereafter be
known as Handley and Crawford.
' It is said that Sampson killed thousands ; with the jaw bone of an ass,
but the jaw bone of the ass that wags
Rn-much_oiL-OUiL-base_ball_grp_und does
not kill anything but' time.
The ball'committee of'the Ladies'
Benevolent Society deside to thank
all those who so. kindly contributed to
the success of their entertainment by
sending donations and lending flags to
the decorations, of the,hall. The net
proceeds of the; ball amounted to over
$100. •"<-■'
The School board met on Tuesday
and aicrng other business pla*'..!-. th>>
order for thc seats. The n'.AVB**. i>t>le
of seat Is being put in. Six.-.* of iln.
very latest improved eomi>' 1 u .nn son's
were ordered for the hig'i school ro *>i
which,will be opened as soon as the
building Is ready. The board hope
that all parents will keep thoir children nt home for the,high school. It'is
not necessary to send them out of tho
city any- more.
The city council has decided to establish a barnyard .behind the city
hall for the accommodation of homeless cow catties and other insects.
Tho low mooing of tho cows at sun-
not nnd tho grunting of tho swlno,
together with tho cackling of some
straying hens will no doubt bring to
tho minds of tho city fathers tho good
old days when work wuh unknown,
and when tho .thought of bolng a
great, ruler In lho gront. west never
ontorod tho top storey,
See Rochon, the Kandy Kid.
Nice and Fresh in This Morning    _  ,,
Onions,    Radishes,   Cucumbers,    Lettuce,
Rhubarb,   Strawberries,   Oranges
and   Bananas
Grows; JN est Trading Co.
■ ■,«- '"■"-. ' :,yy.-.",   :- ■-:■■ £ *--:'■--*y •-■ x -   '-..;' ■-.
. General Merchants V
The   Store   of Good Values
Give us a. call
+&<*+++*> •»*»*»*»♦ ♦*»♦♦*» ♦♦♦♦♦*!•♦ ♦•)
Victoria Ave.
Fernie, B. C
MKI'V ■■I.ll.l.****" KDITOIIIAIj
riny fi'llnr'H milky hen.' LIU Dw Nlfu
tiillnr wiintH to Hpuuk 10 you just mm
mliiiitn. I liiivn located hnro In Will
Bnccnmbo'H old Htnnd, lliioin 2 AW
l.fiuk block tn ilo up t» 'Into donning.
pri'HHlim and  ropiilrlim, •
Nuw boys 11 won! tn the wlmi in plenty, yen? Woll llHti'ii—1 mild n man 11 MB
Hull onn dny nnd IiIh chum n'l $7.tiR milt
tlio next dny. TUh vhtiin always Hiipt Ids
clollicM iiluii.m.l iuul preHHod up nicely,
mill llii'i'i'din' nlwiiyn looked clmin nnd
wi'll ilriiMHud. Hlf fili'iul illil not bellevi'
In HiH'li tlilnmi nml ilicrcfuro nlwiiyn
Innki'il Hliiucliy nnd rlumply dr-tm-i'il.
Mniiil; No innllci* what ymi pay f»*'
clolhi'K Im-VH they will never look well
niil.'W* tuken ellrn of.
Olvn Mill a chntico boyH, nml bo will
keop t hem In nlfiy hIuiph all tlm tluni "l
dull 1'iii'H, tluni r-illcrH your rlotlioH will
wear InlW'l', look Imttel', niul IIIII tlw
Nlfiy will iilwiiyH lm wllh ynu rcudy In
.In your work wlillo you wait.
My nin-clii.lty I* rtoinK Bond up In dnl'i
work lit iln- Miinti' prli'« tliut ntli-irH now
cliutKi'   l«r  iiiIuuki    11 "■■ it.■   *'"'■ ■    •"'
>....'■•   iim. lnvl'i'V** 1 wi'1 hnve tn him
11 Kirl.     flnll around 111 my little niton
1 will always hnvo a smile fur ynu iuul
■ittvayn i«-*•<*>' "•> •-■■'•i****' wi*'' whp" •"'•*
keep  your clollii'H  well   iirem-eil    thnt
vour friends wunilor how ynu Arete ho
„Ii.i.1i- mul took no tifitt.
Tin- Iiihi work nt modeniUi j.ucm.
Very rospcctfully yours,
,11111 tlit* Nifty 'I'Hllor.
. Sealed tenders will be received at the office
of, the undersigned up to noon of WedneaS-
day, July' 14, for the stumping and clearing
of Chipman Avenue fronic.Thonipson Street
to Rpai' Street; the clearing and stumping
of Roaf Street to the Elk Hivei;; and for the
building of adam at the north end of Chip-
man Avenue; all in the new Fernie Annex
Extension., Specifications and particulars
.furnished on request. Lowest or any tend-
. ers not necessarily accepted
Asst. Land Commissioner
The Slaughter
Sale is still on.
Call and get a
supply of your
summer needs.
per pair
100 : :   :   PAGES   : :   :   100
This book show.s the wonderful,
growth of the City of Fernie in
one year and deals exhaustively
with its advantages,  etc.,  etc.
.    Mens' Summer Shirts,   Soft  Collar
90c to $3.25
i In mnry htmw Dwiv hIkuiIi!
•V Ito a "Hti-ol llniiK«"
S WVI-j-lit   2ft    1I>H.,    IM*    ll-'l**"".
* rliilif i-nnriin IL. Try oiie and
J In* tonvliiml.     rrin- »l«.'m
I f, o. 1»„ .liiyiH'i* Utke, n. t>.
\      - '        D.W.HART
Fill in this form unf. place orders in  advance,    Price
SO cents.    Return   this order form   to Thc District
Ledger, Fcrnlc. B. C.
Please reserve for me copies
of "PROGRESSIVE FERME" ai SO tenia j>tr
copy, for which is enclosed $	
Mens'  White  and  Fancy Vests
$1.25  to   $5.00
The Big
Department    Store
Trites-Wood Go.
B. C.
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You Don'i Nee--
r"i,*/*4.-*r-»T*-»« (jP-tt-Sin.*!
to emphaoizo tho inniia.. v( your businass or announca
your special Bales. A ,i.'fiiB!.t story told In a straight
way to th« read-art. of \':\. paper v/iil quiokly reach
the ears of tho thcuehtfui, intalligont buying publio,
the peoplo who have I.k n.oiiey in thoir pockets, and
tho jiftopln who llmr-n u- -^a-ion nnd not nolue. Our
books will show you a list of the kind of people you
appeal to.   Call and see them at this office.
The District Ledger, Fernie


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