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 Industrial Unity is Strength
The Official Organ of District No. 18, V. M. W. of A.
Political Unity is Victory
VOL. V.   No. 6
FERNIE,   B. C,   September   Ilth,   1909
$1.00 a. Year
NEW "CANADIAN"
MINERS'
WILL CANADIANS PLEASE RECOG
NIZETHE NAMES OF THEIR
COUNTRYMEN
Coleman Alta. Sept.- 10
District Ledger: Enclosed find clipping out of the Coleman Miner, giving
the names of the men belonging to the
so-called Canadian union. What an insult to the Canadians of this Canada
of ours.   Who over heard of a society
representing any country andaiiot one
of that country's men belonging to it.
You will see by the list that they are
all Slavs, Poles'and some Italians who
belong to the Canadian union. Thoy are
a bunch of men who havei just come
from a country where the wage slaves
. are treated and kept under like dogs,'
by the capitalists,   and cannot   earn
enough to oat and clothe themselves
-with decency.*    Imagine them coming
to Canada to run a Canadian union for
us and tell us that the unio'i which has
upheld wages for the miners and laborers in the Pass, and which is led
by the ablest labor leaders :,on the continent, is not good enough for tliem!
It seems strange to me that they did
not try to better their conditions in
their own country before they came to
Canada to show us how to get better
conditions than we are able to get.
This is the union that the Coleman'
Miner is boosting so much (a mouthpiece for the capitalist) and says they
are ,in favor of unions, but not a foreign union. Canada for Canadians. In
last week's issue he gives the names
that belong to the Canadian union and
says it is a partial list of the members
.in Coleman (some of them are U. M.
W. of A. men) and tjiat the president
about whom so much anxiety is heard
will lake office on the first day of October. The Miner also assures us that
- the man appointed is a man of integrity and ability., Well he needs to be
•all that and more to accomplish more
for the miners in this country than"'t.he
U.' M.'W. of A. has done with-that
bunch, and I'don't envy him, of his
job.    How inconsistent, some people
are.      If the Miner had not known
the names of the men belonging to the
union it would not look so bad, but to,
"Boost- forTnis™union~a"s~a— Canadian-
union and run the U. M. W. of A. as
foreign union, then publisn the names
belonging to the Candaian,union, Slays
Poles and Italians, without exception is
enough.lo make any.Canadian take action against, tho editor for slander.'!
don't wonder at the company giving
this union all the encouragement they
can give thein. 0.13. S. Whitesides
will be looking,forward to making an
agreement with a scale committee to
ho picked out of that bunch of Canadian unionists.  What a snap ho will
have!
I havo had the pleasure of doing pit
committee work with the best of our
Slav members,' mooting tho management on disputes and tho moment they
got beforo tho superintendent or pit
boss tlioy. arc all in a tremble and seem
,08 If'ihey would liko to fell on their
knees before him.
Oh,yes, there Is a glorious futuro
for tlio miners ot Canada if this great
Canadian union prospers tho way it Is.
A MINER
The joko is on ui as wo undorstood
it was a Canadian union.—Ed.
(Coloman Minor)
The Canadian Union Is Strong
A partial list of the niomhors of tho
Canadian union In Colomnn. Tho president, about whom so ninny are anxious
to know about and hco, will atko offlco
on the first dny of October. Wo will
then publish his namo and wo can assure you ho Is a man of Integrity and
ability.
Kubltn
H; J. "Tonkins, one.of the late"*managers of the C. N. P. Company is in'
the city.
Mr. Roberts, manager of the Corbin
road and father of, the young man who
played ball here this year arrived in
the city this morning.        ->
Philip,Carosella leaves,tomorrow- for
a trip to Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria,
and other coast cities. He expects to
be" away about two or three weeks.   '
Messrs. 'Carbeck & Jackson, one of
Fernie's most enterprising contracting
firms, have received the contract for
the third story of the King Edward
hotel. The work is to be finished by
the middle of October,"
- The regular monthly tea of the ladles aid of the Daptlst. church will be
held at the home of Mrs. Giddings, on
next Tuesday from 3 to 6, and in the
evening for the young people from 7
to 9.
Rev. Grant performed the ceremony
on Monday uniting in matrimony Ed.
Paterson, a resident of this city for
some three years, and Miss Mary Taylor, lately of Belfron, Scotland. Mr.
and Mrs. Paterson have taken up
their residence in this city.
LABOR DAY IS
WELL OBSERVED
Labor Unionists Out in  Force-City Crowded all Day-
Weather  was Glorious-Prominent Men  Take
Part-Good Programme-The, Winners
HAYWOOD'S  MEETINGS
The following are the dates and the
places at which W. D. Haywood has
arranged to address meetings:
Hosmer, afternoon at 2.30 p.m. on
Sunday Sept,  12. ,    '
' Michel, night 8 o'clock Sunday 12th.
Coleman, Tuesday, Sept. 14.
Taber, Wednesday, '15th.
Lethbridge Labor temple Thursday
16th, 8.00\
Frank opera hou^e Sunday 19th 2.30
afternoon.
Calgary, Tuesday 21st.
Canmore,   Wednesday  22nd.
Bankhead,  Thursday  23rd.
Fernie Miners opera house Sunday
2Cth, 2.30.
»»»  ;	
a ~ I I
GOOD SHOW COMING     -
■ -..*-*   "
Taber, Alta. Aug. 3]—The cojicert by
the Lyceum Concert Co., in Taber opera house on Monday night'"--was a
grand, success and met, witli a large
and appreciative audience. Manager
May can be congratulated on his company, as well as on'the part he takes
in' the program. ' After the opening
piece "Medley.Overture,"Miss Clark
Te"n"dere"d~VCar"nvena117with"~5plendid_ef'
feet. Her beautiful voice rose and soar--
ed, completely electrifying her audience. Miss Simnr'sank'in her beautiful syle. In her rendering of,"Tlie Enchantress" Jier rich voice showed up
splendidly and won great appla'is'.\
The violin solos by Mr. Layton wero
greatly "appreciated, and showed- skill
and ability. Mr. Cooper's baritone solo
brought down the house. His s*mgs
just suited his beautiful, big voice.
The quartettes by Misses Clark and
Slmm,and Messrs. Layton and,Cooper
were most artistically nnd peifccU,**
rendered, as were also the duetts by
Misses Clark and Slmm and Messrs.
Ely and Cooper. Each num.ior bioughl
forth rounds of applause and encores.
Mr. Ely as accompanlsL w*i3 master
of tho art. They loft Tabor with a
very urgent Invitation io como back
again soon and .give Mmm" another
treat.—Lethbridge Horo Id -
With old Sol beaming forth''in his
best and warmest fashion, and attended by the largest crowd of spectators
over witnessed on our streets, the Labor day parade started out from the
Coal Company grounds on Monday at,
10 o'clock. There' were over 600
men in the parade not counting any of
the drivers, and the floats were out in
good numbers.
It was an unqualified success, and
great credit is due to the various committees in charge*, and also to the
grand marshal, Mr. Joe Gouplll, who,
mounted upon a beautiful .white horse,
persented a very imposing picture.
Every citizen in ■ town- seemed to
have sympathized with the demonstration aiid every available rig and
team of horses were in use. The
merchants who did not put floats in
the parade very generously gave their
horses, harness or rigs to any who
desired to make use of them.
1 The Miners union had arranged a
miniature tunnell on trucks/ showing
the timbering in a mine, .the' ■ track
laid and,-a.mine car filled with coal.
They, however, made one serious mistake which caused a rather severe
"bump,".and upset their float, entirely
putting it out of commission for the
day. They made tlieir mistake in
calling the tunnell No. 2. As is Veil
known No'. 2 is a lioodo, and the very'
naming' of.their.mmiature" mine proved
that the hoodo' still exists. However,
they took the bump as they always do,
in a matter of- fact way, and hitched
explain lho why and wherefore of the
first union than himself, so he: would
call upon the mayor io address them.
■ Mayor Herchmer
The Mayor ou rising to speak was
accorded the usual .reception, and said
that nothing gave hhn greater pleasure than to be there, that day in liis
official capacity. lie thought .that
labor and capital were identical, and
should work hand in hand and he
should like to see them always working in  harmony.
As-Mayor of-the city he had great
pleasure in doing the customary honor, and would present them with the
keys of tho city for that day. Ho
would enjoy himself and he. had no
doubt, but what the people present
would do so.      - •      ,
W.  R. Ross M.P.P...
W. R. Ross, M.'P. P. was the next
speaker. Like the former speaker,
he would not, have much to say, as
there was a large program to' be gone'
through.     ■_',.„
He was pleased to.,be present, and
hoped that this'would not be the, last
of such gatherings. He was also
pleased with the wave of prosperity
that was in this district at the present time, which .was due to the efforts
of the generous servants of the Coal
Company, and the hard earned efforts
of tlieir own representatives.      , •
L.   P.  Eckstein
L. P. Eckstein was the next speaker
.Tolinn Aldarnek
Andro llohy
Moo llarlk
.Too Iloralk
Andro Hriino
Mlko riunioclc
Paul limit
Gacrgn llulkp
(Icorgo Ilruno
Mlko Illohi
Martin llodnarg
Chaly HvohoIc
Flllp Cupiitii
Johan Cnl
F. Clciirolly
•loo FlriiRok
Johtin Kldernk
atlvo Huso
Tom (iiifihnl
.Tolinn Hoick
Audio llnryk
Albert Ilovnnoo
.loo lllllldllH
Andro lIiilidiiM
■loluiii JnnlFia
Mlko iliiiikiilaU
I'lirqiiiilo Mnlottcr
'
I
Tom Jiikoh
(IcnrKo .liniak
Tom .Innco
Allien Jiikoh
Mlko .T*MlrrW-JnB
.TOO JflgOH
Mlko Kiptu
ifolinii Knpnlku
Tony Kopolhu
fitlvoKnpnlkn
T     1 T* 'a
Jnri"Kli»r""V
Tom Kim
.Tolinn HeMily
Mlko Rtpsni
Andro Snturhlk
Mnrlln Homllk
Martin Htovuluk
i'l Oil II ti  i il I UK
Joo Urban
Mlko Urban
Tom Vruhol
Jolinn Vognmer
Albeit WolmJ
Andro I'rew-t
Albort tlolok
Albert. SusiUii
ilohnn
Mlko Krolky
Martin  Kopcliea
Johan  Knhln
Joe Krlzo
Jon Kiiblneo
Joe Krai om
Alix Kuhlneo
Mlko  Knlck
Jon Kolhor
Joe T.oiu'uohn
Nik Lofny
Jun Liulhok
Andro Lendeckl
Stive Lloskl
Johan Llpnlcka
Sllvo Uasok
Chilli LlBak
nonpar Mnlntlnko
Stive Mnjern
Joo Mot leak
Joo Mnchor
TroiiK Mll.iwnk
.loluiii .Mlrem
I'clcr MIclinlHkl
Tom ,Mniul Inker
Albert .Turnsole
ans and brothel shops. Did you ever
hear of a capitalist living in a hovel,
or a capitalist's daughter having to
sweat for her living at $3.50 per week,
lie did not think so. Ho should like
lo see the workingmen with "beautiful
homos,, nice carpets on the floor, a
piano in the corner, and bookshelves
filled with the finest books, and the
best of dainties appearing upon their
tables. a
He touched upon tho gold miners'
lives and the incrcases'in hours and
wages gained by them. Owing to
gold having a standard price of $20.G7
these increases had to come out of
the pockets of the capitalist or corporation, and 'when you touched the
pocket ol" a capitalist, or a corporation, you were touching them in their
sorest, spot.
The dollar was their god. Continuing, he said the previous speakers
had dwelt upon-the era of prosperity
that we were experiencing now. He
failed to see that. When the industrial depression struck the United
Stales .it also struck them in Canada.
Mills", mines auc factories had lo be
shut,down and Miousands of people
were-thrown out of employment. When
the last presidential election was on in
the States, they were told that if thoy
returned W. H. Taft as president
they would see a return of tlie prosperity era, but" it was not so. -, Un-
empolyment was on the increase.
There were about one million unem-
For Sale: 200 rhubarb roots, three
years old, cheap, apply J. McLachlan,
West Fernie.
Invitations are out for the marriage
of Miss Annie Wright to Mr. James M.
Stewart of this city.
Swimming and late evening foot
races-seems to be a popular pastime
among some of our citizens at pres-'
ent. '"
Miss Bessy M. Turvey 6f Honda,
England and Mr. Thomas S. Ruffellof
H. W. Herchmer's office' were uniled
in the bonds of matrimony on Monday
last, Rev. Grant officiating.
The dynamo, boilers and engine for
the new miners hall and opera, house
aro now being Installed. It will'not ho
long before the opera house will be in
shape for ihe official opening,
Al, Kaufman and Jack Johnson
went the scheduled ten rounds Thursday night at an Francisco. No decision was allowed according to law bin
THE DEMAUREZ
PROPELLER TEST
INVENTION OF I OCAL MAN LOOKS
AS THOUGH     HE WAS ON
RIGHT  TRACK
Anyone who had doubts as to the
efficiency of the Demaurez Propeller
would have been more than convinced
that the machine is going to be a
huge success, if. ihey had witnessed
the trial performance of the propellor
at the Klk Lumber yards on Tuesday
afternoon. Wo wero invited by Mr.
Domain*!.--,; to be w,\ hnnd and we were
there. About fifteen people, including W, R. Ross M. p. i1.,''attended,
and one and all ••,u:,c**si*d surprised!
thc showing of the machine, a It ran
the modpl boat without any trouble,
and proved beyond the shadow of   a
the referee privately declared Johnson : doubt    that    Mr.   Demaurez   through
the winner.     Kaufman is reported to!;-..,..,,*-,.-, „....,.. ,,,.,, .„,,,..-.,„ ,,ff„,„ ,,'
have made the champion go some <liu-.*c"   . ' ,       J  aml uni1*ing tffort has
ing the ten rounds.  ■ , •] attained a master yover the air that
Robt. Coullhard has accepted an np-':nia">" n.on havo ,rici1 fo1' •■»'l failed,
polntment as •■manager of. the West. The practical leM revealed the fact
Canadian collieries, with headquarters, that this propellor would run a boat
Sri'fe .*' ««**> *" *< Pallor.
Ulairniore, has ' a battery of Belgian !lf •'ti(l,m"t-<'- ""ild be used for anionic*-
coke ovens, at Lille and is one or the j hlles, hand cars, or any mode of navi-
slrongest companies operating in the, gat ion. *   ,
Pass. "Dob's" many friends along thej    Tiu. ,vm.i,i,.
Crow will be pleased to learn-that lie1
is again'in tho west, and in a capacity
suited to his .talents. Robert'Coullhard.
parts consist of:  Filling lank with water by opening valve
on pipe, the water by its own press-
is one of the-'best, posted coal mim.i;' uro comes up through holes into mid-
1
(
dimly Mltrry
Johan NIJI
Albort Noun
Johan is'ngo
Martin  Nogo
Joo Onilrllc
Lay Pytl.m'
Mlko l'aiihiH
Jno I-iiiiluH
Frank Pio dink
.*,:*.•*!•'■* ry***-,---,"
LUlRl  Rutitto
Johan Kim
Mai l In   Itappator
Joo Sputa
Albert Hnvlla
J oh nn St.'Mih'k
Johuu Fluty
,'lXlll        It'll,   4 I''.
Martin UMJi
Johan U.'lmn
Mlko Vnvrlcnn
•Too Vavrlcnn
John liulko
Sllvo llorslk
Do Jnntlnl
Sam York*?
 ,,—. -i
+ 44a>^4.<), + + +. + +.
♦ ♦
♦ BlauRhtcr <o1o of hammock*  -4*
♦ nt HmMnliy'*. 25 por <*cnt. din*   ♦
♦ eotini whilo they lam. ♦
'.WHAT COULD YOU EXPECT?
Tho Michel edition of tho defunct
Calgary Byo-Openor, commonly cnllod
tho Michel Report or', last wook placed Itself irrevocably boyond tho pnlo
of journalistic decency, by producing
on Its front pngo, an article rooking In
filth, tho equal of which hns not boon
scon since tho days of tho notorious
Hob Edwards,     lOvldenlly tho editor
Is In his own best loved olomonl whoi\
ho Is punning off such putrid    and
nauseating guff on his readers,   nnd
doubtless now hnsks In tho ininglimry
sunshlnr1 of nolorlcly, which ho scninH
so noxious to Hoctiro oven at tho sac-
vlflco of any meagre atom of manhood
lio may lmvo pohhohhoiI at somo fnr
distant dnto.     Tlio Lodger doos not.
poso ns u moral reform dictator, nor
docH It lay claim to tho front sent lu
tlm decency chapel, yot Iho nrtlelo In
quoHtlon Ih of such nnl uro Hint ll Ih
IrnjiOHHlliln of reproduction,        Tlmo
wiih   when   human   corhpooIh   cotili
run thin woHlorn cniinlry   untouched,
iuul when wllh briiviulo nnd bluff thoy
gatlinruil togothnr iih a  luiitttii! admiration uocloty, whoro lho blggcHt roiiciil
had tlio HoftOHt chnlr.     Foiliiiiiitcly
tluw dnyH are punt und gone, nud tho
effort of llio Mlchol Report or in revert
to an era where the pnri'eyoi'H of filth
and dirt piiKKod iih cltl/.auH nt pnr will
certainly not moot wllh lho' npprovnl
of any mnn In IlilK land, uiiIchh ho ha
of tho lilt and lintiiil ot uu* -.■uik-i mm-
H exd(~-tiWi  luitHiiitlJj   Dil.i  I.i  I'l'ji'i.il
tlio roitlm of poHHlblllly. The cllizonn
of Mlchol hnvo our sincere Hymjinthy
lu that tliolr IntoroHlfl hnvo to bo In
nny way connected wllh Hie namo of
Un*  Mictii'i Ht-irt.nv,. .
♦ ♦ ♦
CITY COUNCIL
their team to thu car of coal and left
No.  2 to bump itself away.
'■     ., The   line-up
Thc fol.lo.wing was the line of march
headed liy -5rand Marshall'Joe'Gon
pell:      • ' \
The band.. ■ *.
Gladstone Minor.-, Union with float.
The   Teamsters   union   with   float,
showing the team cf Shetland ponies
owned and driven by Miss Dot Henderson.
' 'The Bartenders Union with tho Fernio Fort Steele Browory Company
float.
The Electrical,Workers union' with
a beautiful float showing an entire
electrical'plant in .full working'*ordor,
run by a gasolene engine to produce
the power for tho dynamo
Tho Coko Ovon workors showing a
loud of coko. .
Tho Typographical union with float
containing a job press which was
printing two color blotters bpnrlng n
cut of union printers homo and Iho
union label.
nrlcklnyers and Stonemasons flout,
containing a partly built wall of Fernio brick, and showing the men actively ongngfid at work.
Tho Carpontors union with a summer house occupied by Homo young Indies.
The Fornio Flro brigade wl.th all tho
apparatus which mado a Rplendld
showing.
A pole and pout float of McQuar-
rl'o'H.
A good float made up of Robin Hood
flour by Blundell. ' j
A flour and food float belonging to
IloliBon nnd Wllllnghnm,
A float of W. M. DIcI-oii'h IlliiHtrul*
lug tlm usoh to which cement can he
put when handled by expertn.
A  float   of tlio  McUniiiild  cnrrluge
workH.
Tho I'ulnt'.i'H und Uccnrntni'H union,
Liillioi'H Union,
After leaving the Coal Conipaiiy
groundH on 1-ellnt avenue the pnrniln
turiied down McKvoy Hlrool. to Victoria
uveiiiie. und conl limed down till the
pnrk wiih reiielind, whom Iho floutH
turned out, and ill ovo hack to* tlio
Conl Company offlccH whoro Photo*
griiplu-r Kpiildlng Himppcd I hem all
before tlioy wero dismantled.
Tho Hpcccheii nl. tho park wore iho
, .   i       i i    *i i   ,, * i,, (1.1*
.»*~.*.   .       .1.       \   ...-    ,        44 44       I ,    . .!.!,,      I...    . - a....
piivtlcubr the cow mittee of iivrnni»o.l
montn mndo n mlslnke by not holding
lho HpoochoH later In the afternoon oh
mnny lind to return with tho flnatu
and unload tliem who would havo Ilk-
r,i   i--,   I*.,-,.4t  *i/ai,,*,l   fl,rt   i-t,i*ifir*"iriM
Mr. ThomnB Addlnon, prt'ttlilont of
tho MlnorH union wiih tlm clmlnnini on
tho platform. 'n IiIh opening ro*
marks ho Raid ho wiih not there to
make n long speech, aH tho peoplo had
heard lilm often enough beforo, Ho
Bald lio wan ono of tho ohlcwt,union
bands ln thn rami). Tlo could well
remember tlio union first mining • lu
7f7fi"ll"7"li^lnir~~JT^"lTkcTli"e fv7
pi-evious sn.-.ikers, voiild not occup--
much of their time. Ho was pleased
to bo present on such , an occasion,
i The laboring"*clt-ij ancl the - business
i"«j
ed-
.niwl=n1*.Aiif_
«11VI      a. 1J U Ll L~
io:
11 H.7.14.J.1VJI.1 pa^willC'
men in Canada today and knows the
business from A to Z.—Free Press.
Wrongfully Accused is the title, of
one of the most dramatic and exciting
films ever seen at tlie opera house
here. It was on tlie program last night,
and will be repeated tonight. It gives
the„cntire°slory of two thieves who
plan to waylay the messenger of the
air. The paddle wheel revolves by
motive power and picks up thc water .
in mid air and throws it aft. The water finds no resistance until it-strikes
the air pressure downwards; the water is' then cut off downwards and
forced against the' incline;  the water
Rex Cotton Co. and rob him of $10,000! runs back to tlie intake and back into
the monthly pay roll. By force of cir-1 the tank keeping the lank-full and tho
Cn!m!l!lrC?f n" 'nnoceia1cle,'VS fT"1in,r I* returned or sucked ,up again bv
guilty of the robbery and sentenced to I,.       . , .
ten years imprisonment.    Five years j        flir rlnlni-  '
later the original thieves plan another!    The paddle wheel by throwing the
robbery to take place at a big society
wedding, are caught, sentenced to pri
son, and by-a strnage fate arc put iii
the cell with thc innocent victim who
forces .tliem'to confess, The clerk is
released, vindicated and reunited to
his wife and children. '
AMONG THE. DISTRICT OFFICIALS!
water aft gives a forward push on the
boat and as there is no back 'resistance to the water on tho air cushion
but to the contrary by the air forcing
j the  water downward on the'incline;
I this gives a forward push on the boat,
and in consequence -.hero is a forward
■*■»
flaah-on both side.; ol* the'machine
class were dependent upon one another. Without the working class, all
tho business class in this city could
go and buy a ticket out tomorrow. He
did not want lo be, personal or create
any ill feeling but he thought that
on an occasion llko the present one
i* r-
the city council should haye turned
out in their official capacity with the
procession.
i
Vice-President Stubbs
Clenv Stubbs, vice-president of district IS, was tho next speaker, lie np-
ologlzod for tho absence of President
Powoll, and stated that ho was at
Edmonton and owing to other circumstances was not ablo to be present on
thnt'ocension.
' lie said ho was no speaker, and had
not como on that, platform to advertise
himself, however ho would say a fow
words. Ono of the previous spoakors
had snld that labor and capital aro
identical, II was foolishness to say
that. It was not, so, Lnbor was In
no way-.depeiident upon capital, ITo
was n laboring mnn llko themselves,
Uo deprecated tho idea of turning labor dny Into a dnyv lor avonlHlng lho
wares of trudoHpooplo.
»
Hnywood'a 8peeoh
Tho principal sponker for the day
was W. D. Haywood, ex-sccretnry of
tho \V, F. M., whom everyone hero
I will romombor hi connoctlon with ihe
| Harry Orchard ciiho. On rifling to
Hpimk ho wiih accorded a warm reception, Uowlng lo tho chairman .mid
lo lliu midleiico ho commenced: Mr.
Clinlrmiiii, Indies and goinlomon nud
fellow workmen, It nccordH ino n
gront pleasure Indeed to nddroHH n
mooting of (..niinillun milium. I have
been In llrlllnh Columbia for n few
wcekH, bill I hco no difference In you
In tlio HlntoK iiilnu'K, Vou (Ii'ohh Hie
Himie, live  the H.inio, use    I lie hiiiiio
on the verge of poverty in tlie United
States. Tin? shoemakers had produced loo many boots and shoes, the .ware
houses and, factories were full and tho
factories had to close down because
of over production, yet the shoemakers and their families were running
around barefooted. The farmers had
grown loo much corn and other foodstuffs, and yet there were 30,000 school
children starving in Chicago, and a
proportionate larger. number in New
York,'' and a far greater number than
that In London, England. There
were the grasping capitalists between
the farmer and/The pooplo, tho grasping -railways, elevators, steamships,
wholesaler and tho retailor all grasping boforo it got lo lho peoplo. Capital spoil. GRAFT, It was nothing
else but graft from start to finish. It
was graft when tho Grand Trunk speculators received sonic SI townships In
this country. Ono piece of graft
which wns without shnmo was the
outcome of nn oxploslon nl. West Virginia whereby (iOO poor iinfoi'iinato
minors wero killed. Hardly had lho
charred nnd liinnglod bodies been ro-
covered nnd got cold, when the poor
wldowH woro weeping ovor tliolr husbands, when Manager Walson of the
Monagah Conl Compnny, whoro tho
explosion -took placo, offered $100 to
any man who would many nny of
I hem.   -    , ,   ' ,
Commenting on Labor dny he said
that the cnpltnllst claws bad foisted
them solves upon labor, on that day
which was cHKontiully liu'lr.-,, and liad
mado It a day for Hhowlng their various goods and advertising I heir wares,
Ho thought It. wiih high tlmo Ihey
wok" up iih lo whnt, Labor diiy nienni.
Referring lo the badges ho snld "I
nee the motto WorkorH of tlio World
Hullo,' I hope,,ynu will live up to
this."
Ah it Ih al preiienl when nun lrndo
wont, on Hirlko another trade wnn nl*
ways rendy lo prol'H nl lho e\*it'i,Hi! of
their  bniihers,   He   thought   It   wus
Vice-President Clem Stubbs left Fornie on Tuesday for Coleman oh some
important business in connection wiih
the district.'*He returned from there
after visiting Hosmer on Friday. ■
Organizer A." C. Brovey was here
during the early part of the week, and
left for Coleman on Wednesday on
official business.
President Powell and Oragnizer T.
James aro still at Edmonton.
Mr. T. 13, James, the energetic International organizer wishes us to
notify all minors to stay away from
iN'ova Scotia fields unlil such time
as a satisfactory agreement can be
arrived at. there.
At present tho operators there are
using ovory- dirty deceptive method
they know of,,to Induce miners lo go
there and work for them under military rule.
They have driven tho members" of
the II. M. vV, of A. out of the company houses, becnuso Ihey darod to
ask for tliolr rights, and they aro nol.
slopping nt. that, so beware all miners and stny away from those parts.
kind of Hpocch ami your IntoroHlH ni'o],|Ki, tlmo Ihnl thin ciipltiillHl dodge
Identical. II** hnd lo llmnlc I In1'wim Keen ihromrli. Al Mm prom-nt
laboring men of Cniindii, iih well iih Ihe iime  thero  nre   1
There is no power lost excepting by .
friction and to elevate the water above
the incline.
Ice nor,any othei* obstruction on
tho outside can interfere.
In case of breakage It*can be repaired at sea at any time.
Placed on a'turn table it would act.
as a rudder,, no steering speed required; the boal coulil be1 turned in its
own length.
No matter how great the speed of
the boat the propellor always has tho
same powor.
It. will do away with a big lot of
shafting in boats.
Tlio power can be increased by placing one or half a dozen machines iu a
boat.
It will savo a very large amount of
fuel and the boat cnn be driven any
speed desired, The experiments wllh
n 20 ft. boat. 11-ii h.p. gasoline englno
produced very good results. Tho boat
started easily and got :i speed of
about five miles nn hour and we are
suro iln*- speed couhl bo doubled under more favorable conditions with
the same power,
j    ('. O, Uomnurcy has worked   hard
land incessantly to got ilie mnohlno to
' the point  of    perfection.      A    largo
1 air^a^^ "f "«■»""■"" »"»*'1 ""»'•- "•
T looked for lho old I hue h.ndHcape nndi11'" eoncern when it was first started
It was not the snmo nl all: 'hoiiiu two yours ago, and now il seems
I gazed nn llm IiIIIh and valleys mul' ri-iiHoniihli' io suppose Hun'tin1 dav of
blinked like II 11111-blllKl hill, M-1-.imnli   him  -.i-i'lvnd   for   'ill   wlm'-nv
And wondered what nllod my childhood   lh"1-l'1* ■» h ■■■■■■■■■• •"•  ■•'■ «ho .m.
home It seemed so lame and flat!   |iutorosli-*(l In the Dcmniiiv/. prnpollor.
|Tin** machine by Hh liiiinoiisi* saving
The Ht renin I mu'o thought a river had i,)f (w.\ <iliniili) find n  nwlv    tnnr\wt,
shrunk to muddy "crick", |     ,   .        ,,,    .     i,,,,...,,*.-,, i,,,.,,,,.., ,,,
The H'ooh I once though! wore giants:'1"" U"IH •■■■"■•--1 I-*'■■•■»■  •■•<l1'**-  "»,
wore not more than two feel ihlelt,!'1'" Inventor, Mr. «'* O,. I>eimiurez.
And I had nol boon there an hour until   ■****■■*'        	
I could plainly hoo President      Powell    and  Organizer
Tlmt Instead of ilirco months' vQi-nllnii .„.,.,..,, ,.,1V„ wrlllll|1 ,„ .•.„.,. |.j,-lm„„un
ihieo (lays would do lor mc , ,,     .,   , ,, ,    ,
I nm going in dwell on ihe wli-onm ij*••"■■'« <■*■*■»< lll('>' l,r" '"-vl'iK <• pr-'Hy
got nl old fiillier's liiniHC'- i warm time Irylna id line up iho men
'•'nllier sal inji roi-'klng ohalr, perusing laud  die  iiperalorH,  but   pi-riioveriuici'
BILL'S TRIP EAST
A. W, Sills In tho Vancouver Salur
dny Sunset;
llio weekly Hheel,
While In front of him wnn n foolHlool,
upholding hiH Hlnckliig I'eei. [
•IImiw   a pan
flro was
Tho city rouncll mot on Thursday
night and traimncted coiiHldorahlo lum*
InoBu of Importance. Tho big hay team
from the flro In*" w*"*" '"','' fnr
$525 to tho Wood-McNiib Co. The
flro chief wiih Instructed to notify all
perwmft havlnfi building*   over   two;
8toric« In height to havo firo osoapoH .
provided at once. Application will ho'horo. It camo from Lothbrldgo nnd
made by tho council to hang iho city | was ment hero to help (ho men at
lltthta on the poles of tho telephone I i^thbrldRe xo that the conl here would
Company., Tho CoiinrII wm ^d\ bo go)(i wAer prlc„, llHt ho wa8
on by a very noUy delegation, out no ....,,,
wan hurt. !»uro thero wero men better ftblo to
one
l
KlutoH,  together  with  Hie  labor ami
hocIhIIhI. prcHH for IiIh liberty mul life,
olherwlHo lodny ho should bo lying In
n bed of <iul('kl!m« In the walls of nu
Idaho penitentiary.     Ho Iuul i|i   lotto
1     thaiiV.'"'  **r"' ""* ""- "'"''l'l'i" ct'O'i*
—hit life,  bnt   ho  thotipTil   Unit    tlio
working cIuhh Imd Homoihlng to   be
thankful for lo lilm, as ho had Htooil !iiit»y will give
on trial for ilium, timl ho would tinUjiicmict cliiinco
tlio working cIuhh to repny thai Home*
-ii-lint  bv  neeluc     Hint   thev  did   their
duty lu returning tlio right men   tn
office, lu civic, legislature nnd othor
ilHHCmhllOH, ,
Vou have boon told by hoiiiu of lho
previous speakers Hint labor and ca>
pllnl nre Identical with one (inothor,
hut that Ih not ho. It wiih iih fur
removed iih the nntlpodoH, nnd lw
should Miy th** mnn who uttered Mini
waH either a fool or n knave, Cnpltnl
was pot identical to labor. Labor
produced everything, ond should re-
relvo It. The only thing thai cnpltnl ever produced wn» widows, orph-
000,11110 people In
different pnitH of Hu* world vvi-unng
the Hliine budge "WorkorH of tlm world
Unite; you hnvo nothing lo lone Imi
your chnliiH nnd a world lo gain," The
Socialist!*! have long boon misrepresent*
i      ti i .,„ !,,.,.» ,."i,i Hni (in.<■ ii*#m(
iii divide up Thev do not wnnt to
divide np, thoy wnnt everything and
tho capitalist clans a
thnu thoy have hnvo
given tlio workers. Wo will give
Miem ii el.niH'o ti work the snmo an
we do mid good hu*.<l work nt  thai.
Coming brick to the unemployed
0,111'Htlrni, thoy hnd nsked King Tuft
what wiih to bo done with theso poor
unfortuiiiile fellows, and ho mndo the
now fnmoiiH reply "God knows."
They had nuked William .louiiiiigs
nrynn, He mndo the reply Hint ho
would liko to he -Mussed wiih Tnfi.
li was a grave, Iniornntloiiiil problem,
anil ii.*<|iilri-d gn-ut '.i-libei nt Ion, That
was all thoy could got from him. There
u/iH number party In iho field now,
KV'tnlniU'il on patio I)
On iln* liilile rlghi at his
of apples lilll,
Wlillo dozing In froti. of Hu
hunched up Mm family etii.
And over n ways kii! mother luiitiiug n
woollen Ht ii lc - - '
I wnil «'ll nut Hide un loui'ei-  I did lint
hold up to Ivimcli- ■ i
I Just run In and held my face pivsnei|
cloriii io her wlilii'ied olii'il.,
And wo Mloml Mini  way mon' than a
inliiule, for It did not Heeni rh-,ht to
.-■lion I*
{ m  i,oi   Mi.im  "'  •'- ■'  "•'   •'*'•*'   ' •   *	
nf nil Mint ww -'nld and doti".
Thero nro hiiiiio ihltiga you can't toll
Hll'llllgeiH, and I KUo»n IIUI,.!)*' thi.-, I;.
ono.
But tliei'oY, one Milng I mum own up lo
,',:,.       1      ,    ,,   .1.1      . .       fill
To  hear   .MotIht  ciIIIiii-  iih-   * Willie"
aftor twenty linu: years nf "Mill."
Hut I could mil foi iim-iI to I lie country
nud  I'd feel iik utility n:i ..In
When I'd wake up at liighl and find
mother hy mv bedside "nicking mo
In."
And one nlulu  after .'he'd "oil
heard prior old fiither sny- ■
Yen,   llllll ll. I,  lull   bti'i    h.lo  a l)IU
nl  last, loil  he le'iH nnl (om**
to stay."
I lay Mioie awhile athiiil.itig.   and
ciinii* to nn- llko u shot.
When   a hoy known n« much nn his
Km her In- h.'is    •*i*<M iijh a whole
blntnei) lot.
menus sueoohi-i and we in*" suio   thai
slli'l'eKS Will  l'llllol'   Hie i-ffol'lH Ol" •!""■•■•
I wn Hiiiunch wnr.-ei'i-, Speaking nl
llio (nnl  I'lini'liiKo  Mini   h  ■dippm-ied
fill' gnViTlilllolIt   |i'l|hi||i,-     Hi oxlhl,   I'll"
sldent I'nwoll vj.-i.VH Mini there are mil-
Hull.-, of lni,„ nf iuul, i a,.;, 'a ;;i I ;,( hi
the dhiiili t, ploiiij of ne n iiMill.ibl"
ami 'J I Iiiiuim a day in woiU, Mm ihe
pri'Viileiit   li|i;i   .-'oeiiii-.   tn   bo   fun*   nf
I.eepllli',   llilWII   Ml '   Mlllplll    In   ill'di r   in
fnree   up   prlce.'i   ami   nMII   Inwi r   the
Wi'U'i'H  I if   Hie   ino'i,
i    I I   .,.,1'   4l<        4    a4 ,,   I   ,,      ,,,,   .      -     . ,	
I     ,    , ,   i      I.   ,,,,.,  I      . ,   i     1,,!,,      II,,.
union afier 1:' n'llncl. nie* tiU-ht. They
nie making a hli. I'liMit tn hiivo ihe S
hniir 1 ia nl: In haul, lnw .
(ligaiil/or .fiime**  Iiiih Mn- follnwlim*
1    III
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homo
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CARPENTERS WANTED
lUght cond men, steady
work a*1 llilli'iost, Waues: Mn*
Hih.ilule rate of the II. M. W.
of A, Apply Mln.-H orfh" liill-
< I'eht,  Albll'lll. PAGE TWO
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,    B. C: SEPTEMBER 11.1909
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9
OUR  SOCIALIST
Conducted under the direction of "Proletiaran"
Address all, matter for this  page to "Proletarian" District/ Ledger
WILL CLASS   DISAPPEAR?
j made simply to serve them, to make
  |life soft and easy.      They could not
, „P.v Kmannol Julius:  .Man's struggle ^ar to think of hardship or suffering,
with  man  has  had   its  own  history.
His whole do\ clopmcnt from the brute
hits boon a history of groat, struggles
Tho more I
am  1  convinced  thai  all  of his  past
history has boon naught, but a struggle io cither bury iho past in a deep, j   '^' C'H,    most  ol
deep grave or to keep-it ou ii s throne g"eai light
of dry, dead bones.
Sueh things were intended only for
the lower classes—those who were so
related to the beast of thc field,   so
, . ,  ,,,> „,„.."-! close to the clods of tho earth, that all
nnlv social man tlie more! '
Ihe  finer sensibilities    were    absent
from their lives! -■
hose  have  seen  a
rhoy discover that, the
J "clods" were capable of bolter things
Whcii, Mirniigli the force; of ccouom-I •-*-> >h,,>' ,J9S«» l° "llell»" thom on to
ic stress, man. or  rathor Dw. animal!""? 1,(-'|CI' Uli»ss of life.      Amazing
llnu   was  later  to  develop  into  man | w*'«s  '•*■<■■   degree    to  which ..the  mon
attain  when they
That  he  could
discarded   the  nnimni     individualism, j wit-- 'he.,hoo could
under and took on'•"-"•. ll:llf il chance'.
thai he was living
a form of family relationship there
was taken a great step forward toward
die unification of the human race, for
even though strife and competition
was the rule between men and -men,
.within the limits of the family or gen
■ perfect harmony prevailed.
■ Hut finally, after ages of this-competition .between gen and gen thc
bonds thai separated them were bro
hold his own with. tho.best of them
who were formerly regarded as being
of superior clay, of "bluer" blood, of
liner grain, was a discovery which
came as n groat surprise. ftc-at said
to the most of them they welcomed
the revclntiou that the common people
-were made of the same material that
thoy were—that -Iheir ideals' of lifo,
their heart hungers, their sorrows and
ken and we find .hem welded into the "lCil- S1-iefs. their loves and their joys,
were very much like their own.    All
tribe.1
Within the limits of the tribe peace
and harmony prevailed, but between
tribe and tribe bitter competition and
warfare was lho rule. Later we find
that same unifying forco set into operation, for tribe ceasod-fighling tribe'
with the result, that--'ihe nation was
born.
From the gen or family system to
the present complex form Of society
is a great step, but. to say that the
end has been reached, is. far from
the'truth.
Strife and competition are not relics
of bygone ages. We have thein with
us today. Society is divided inlo two
classes—the working and thc capitalist classes. ^      „
Labor produces all wealth. But
does Labor receive all it produces?
No. It "is on tliis point in particular
that the great class struggle revolves.
Thc capitalist class and the working
class have' nothing iu  common—  uo
the more willing were thoy to give
their lives in, service in behalf of
their ' more unfortunately '* situated
neighbors. ,
But now we are ready for another
stop in advance. It was a fine thing
lo help.-iho chap who was so ready to
help himself or even the chap who
didn't.
It was a Christ like thing to bear
the burdens of thoso who were heavy
laden. There will always be such
in tho world. Misfortune and accident,'the lack of opportunity on account, of physical disability or illness
and a good many other things, will
always leave in our midst those who
should bo given a helping hand.
However, the normal man, be he
rich or poor, educated through books
or .through experience, be he black or
white, yellow or red, no matter what
his circumstances—so long as he is a
man who is doing a man's job in* the
which Britons and Germans "were to
send each other to the bottom of the
sea, the Socialists of the two bodies
exchanged good wishes and friendly
toasts to universal disarmament and
peace. ,        ,   ,
These reformers see what all wise
men have always seen—that there is
never any cause for a. fight between
the poor men of any two nations.
We have had strikes of all occupations, but when this truth fully dawns
on the world we shall have tho most
beneficent striko of all—the strike of
the soldiers.
When the common men wlio arc the
food for powder see their real advantage they will lay down their arms,
strike hands with the common men of
the world in a universal peace, and
laugh at bat lief lags and foughten
fields and the flubdub of average'heroism as we now laugh at tho foolishness of the crusades.
As soon as the common men of the
world become wise enough to refuse to
kill men who aro really not their' enemies, war will end, the rifles will rust
in their racks and tho warships will be
melted down into pig iron for the
making of the tools of peace.
Good for the Socialists of Germany,
Japan and Great Britain! They have
shown us the wise man's attitude toward war. And they have- shown the
real reason for the kaiser's worry at
the, spread of Socialism in his vaunted
Lost of human slaughter nncliine*:.
He is afraid they are he'eorains; ioo
intelligent to be mere machines for
murder.
He is afraid of the universal strike
of the soldiery of the civilized world,
when meii will refuse to pull trigger
or work machine' guns against other
men in quarrels in which none of the
people who do' the' dying have any
interest in the event of the struggle/ ' ' '
And when Unit strike combs we "will
be enabled to sanely take up matters
relating to our living rather than our
dying.—Seattle Daily Star."
;3>-*•*»■•**»-g>*»
P
ROGRESSIVE
ERNIE
Steam heated throughout.
Hot and cold Baths.
The  King Edward ;
Fernie's   Leading  Commercial  Hotel
Rates $2.50 and up war-is.,,.
J. L. GATES, PROP.
PROFUSELY   ILLUSTRATED
100  : :   :   PAGES   :  :   :   100
This book shows the wonderful
growth of the City of Fernie in
one year and deals exhaustively
with its advantages,   etc.,   etc.
identity of interests. What is to the
interest of one is iiol, to thc interest
of the other.
".My product! 1 want more of it. I
want all of it!" says labor. "My pro-
fit! i want all of it!" replies the
capitalist.
So the workers organize unions and
carry on boycotts and the capitalists
not to be outdone, follow suit and so
the battle goes on.
The capitalist, unlike the worker,
sees- more than more organization of
capital to vanquish the producers—he
has organized politically also, Ilo has
gained possession of lho old political
parties and uses the government as
a tool of his class. It Is for.this reason
Mint capitalist, law makers pass all
laws in favor of capital; it is-for
this reason that, judges send working-
men to jail for violating.injunctions;
it. is for thin reason that lho club of
tlie policeman and tho rlflo of the
soldier are always roady to annihilate
those of thc working class who daro
protest against, the Injustices of tho
present systom. II, is for Iho workers
io lake lieod"-lo loam that thoy must
also organize politically lo obtain that.
Which is I heirs by nil tho rights, human and divine
Up lo the prosont but a small por
cent of ihu workers havo become conscious or Mils fact. Hut. thoso few
woi'klngnion havo organized a political
parly for Ilic-mti'ilvoH and call It tho
Socialist puny—In somo slates for
logal reason ll is called tho Social-
lleinocrntlc piuiy,
* Tho rest, like blind slaves Hint thoy
aro, havo gone tlmo and tlmo over
ngnln to lho polls and cast their ballots for l ho'candidal oh of tho capital*
1st. purl lei* and thus have expressed
thomselvcs In favor of continuing this
prosont "system" of liidiiHlrlnl slavery .
Thon
1 ul hit k,
There
workers.
Tho wnrl.i'i's must <-*«nio ingi'ilu'i*, nil
together, as ono solid iiiiihh, as ono.
un\iiiii|iilHliiibli' rliihs and fight their
liiiiili'h In common. ;
In lho past whon one sysloin super-;
si'dcd niiotli"!*, tho dm-iK si niggle con*;
Mimed   because of lliu    fact Hint  th"!
worra ,~is '"helping' '"di^otlier-! ell ow ~in
a way which is rarely appreciated. The
poorest,,, neediest man in the' world
who is doing his best, is rendering.a
real service to the richest man in tlie
world. lie is making a contribution
•to tho world's work whicli mere wages
do not repay. Even the despised immigrant who does not undersland a
word of English; but who is contributing his share *o Hie commoi good
by shovelling dirt in a construction
camp, is making a debtor of lho man
who will lator,ride ovor that railroad
track in his comfortable Pullman,
made smooth running because that
Italian mado a good Job of his shovelling,  '
Rut everywhere in human life, in the
lowliest placos, in shop and factory, on
tho street and on the road, everywhere—men and women and ovon Utile children are bringing their contribution to the great freasurohouse to
which wo all conic and draw freely—
hoiik; more, some less, but ho who
draws most, becomes the greatest debtor to mankind.
Here's the point then, lot's talk le,u
about helping, about service, and let's
think morn about exchange—for tint's
what ll Is—the exchange of our ability
our contribution.
And ho who leaches his brothor a
groat I ruth, himself learns another,
which „mny be of greater value thnu
the nugget  Imparted  to lho other.
MUTINY   ON
WARSHIPS
'        »       a
Is solidarity among llm capl-
iiiuki ln> solidarity among Hie
WHEN  SOLDIERS  STRIKE—PEACE
It Is Hiiid Hint llio kaiser is worried
ul lho spread of socialism in the Gorman army, Tho Iron dlselpllno formerly prevailing in his armies Is said
io bo relaxing under Hie liioreiiHlng
discontent of Mio soldiers, and privates
uro HoinolImi'H hoard lo complain op.
only,
This Is astonishing. ' The model of
tlio soldier used to lie ■ niul Is yot us
judged from a purely nillllary viewpoint--the man who says "I do not
think;  I obey."
Hoclitllsin  Is n  porlenl   lo Hie war
lords of Mio world, mil  hecaiiH" il  is
cither  riglii   or  wrong    ou  economic!
questions, bin beomiHo It Is absolutely
mid eternally right a« to war.
SocIhIIhiii docrt not believe lu war or
Mn
■  A press despatch   from   1 .iris    i.as
tho following:
The third mutiny within two wook':
dii a vessel of the Frein.ii navy has
stirred tlie government' circles l'o:*o,
and it is probable that the latest outbreak, that of the sailors on the vessel
St. Louis, at Toulon will be investigated rigidly.
Tho sailors of tho St. Louis refused
to eat tho meat provided by tho officers and their protests wore so subversive * of discipline that three of
tho crew wero immediately placed in
irons.
Tlio' remainder of lho enlisted' personnel then openly revolted, declaring
thai, all of thom should be punished oi*
none.
Thereupon tho three men were released from confinement.
    '     ■*—
Capitalist production has divorced
two functions which onco woro hulls-
solubly united; on the one side, It
puis the manual workers, who become
more and .moro servants of tho much*
Ino, and on the other lho Intellectual
workers, engineers, chemists, managers, etc. Hut. these two categories of
workers, however different and contrary Ihey may be In' lliolr ethical Ion
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intercHt In IiIh IiUIi pny iih tlio prcHl*
dent of thn rond Ih m-pnrated from tho
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that so many persons have dual Interests. They are' both workers and
capitalists. For instance: An Increasing number of Americans own
somo property—very littlo perhaps but
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piiolorshlp. Small fiirmo.-ii own Mio
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wago oiirnorH, and aro oagov for dlvl*
dnnds on their iicatterod Invoslmenifl,
It' Ir Idlo to ni'Riio that Micro classes
nro doomed lo oxtlnctloii, that tlio
mnrch of ovonts will In* Homo Avny
forco thom among tho proportlcd or
wholly nmong the proportyloHH, Thoy
show a stubborn vitality and Iiktoiiho
In inimhei'H yearly,
The foregoing Ih Intondod to hIiow
that thoro Ih no mich n thing iih ii
common feeling among thoHU who nro
working for wngcH. It would reduce
lliu labor movement, to crnl'l cIiuiIhIi*
iiohh or ni lies! an uiiHtnplo sympathy
nmong kindred occupatloiiH, Tho nr*
giimont Ih liigonloiiH but Ih not borne
out by lho real facts In lho ciiho iih
we find them.
In llio grcnl niiii'inl convontlon of
tho Amoi'lcnii I'Vilei-itlon of Labor wo
hco tunny occupiui iiih milled logotlior
for thn common wolfnro. Tho hiiiiio
mol Ive governs the central bodlon of
Mio iiirgcr citicn ihe iiiU-'i'-Jii. i.iill-
lugH leprcHonted may vary widely iih
to tin* Intelligence and skill required,
but they havo a common Intcrcnt that
is constantly finding expression in
popular reforms, and which servo as
a protection to tho public at largo.
The labor niovement, while not froo
from selfishness is essentially humanitarian. Otherwise It would never
havo accomplished lho results which
can bo placed to Its credit.
All wago earners have a common Interest in fighting against the greed of
capital, which, unopposed, would keop
wngos down to tho baro point of existence, Thoy aro thus united by a
broad, .goneral principle. Labor is
.gaining an Increased share In tho
good things of lifo bocauso it stands
together for tho prlnclplo of demand-
ing a fair portion of tho wonlth that
lt hplps to crento. All branches of
working peoplo nro intorostctl In seeing evory occupation mako progress.
Uncli Is dependent upon tho gonornl
spirit, of advance. Without this
universal spirit no single group of
wngo earners would bo strong onough
lo hold 11 h own,
From tlio standpoint off IiIh own
Hfifoty nlono lho onglnoor Is concornod
Mint the Rectlon hnnd Hhould be com*
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PAGE THREE
COOK HAS PROOF
REACHED POLE
Travelled over 30* 000 Square Miles
of Unknown Land—Expected
Doubting Thomas s
COPENHAGEN, Sept. 6—A' correspondent of the Danish newspaper Na-
tlonaltldece boarded the steamer Hans
Bgede today while the ship was passing through Spargerback, and interviewed Dr Frederick A. Cook, who is
returning to his home in Brooklyn af-
,ter discovering the north pole.
Dr. Cook told of his investigations
in the boreal regions and stated that
he had ample proof that he had actually reached tho latitude of 90 degrees
north on April 21 190S.
"I have kept the records of my astronomical observations during my
journey," he said "and believe tliem
to be an accurate and certain means
of checking, the truth of my stale*
' mcnts.
"I am proud* of the fact that I am,
the man who planted the stars and
stripes on the north polo, but I do not
regard that as the most solid result
bf the two years that I have spent in
Arctic regions. I look with greater
pride on the fact that I have travelled
around more than 80,000 square miles
of hitherto unknown land, and havo
thereby opened up a new field to ex
plorers."
Another interviewer saw Dr. Cook
aboard the Hans Egede, ancl the explorer said: "Originally I was accom
panicd by ten Esquimos, but eight of
them turned back. • They deserted
singly and soon I was left with only
two men, and they were with 'nie
when I actually reached the pole —
which I did at 7 o'clock in the morn-
hig of April 21 1908. My journal and
the record of my observations provo
conclusively that I actually reched the
North pole.
" "I found no land at the pole,' nor
did I observe the slightest trace of the
Peary expeditions."
Dr. Cook looks very well for a man
■ who has just come out of tho .frozen
north and who underwent the hardships he suffered to gain his goal. Ho
expresses his hearty thanks to the
Danish government for arranging, the
reception'in his honor.
It has been officially announced
that Dr.  book' will arrive here     at
midnight but he will not. land until 9
o'clock tomorrow morning..
Made Many Observations
"Owing to the lack of the necessary
instruments I was unable to measuro
the "water at the pole. From the
day I left' Heibcrg Island, March 18,
190S, until April 21 1908, when I got
to the pole, attended by only two Eskimos, I was continually making observations, 'and trusting to tho correctness of these, I am convinced that I
was standing on the northpole at midday'on April 21, when I hoisted tho
American flag, ,,
"Tho Eskimos even appreciated tho
event and wero happy that tlioy had
reached the desired goal. * My observations I nm prepared to submit to
any scientific authority and let tho
truth of what I may sny ho tested by
llioni."
Dr, Cook added that ho was quito
prepared to hear that joalousy had
been at work already trying to lessen
tlio Import unco of tho discovory. In
reply to n quostion whothor ho hnd
encounlcrorl the Peary expedition ho
said "I liavo noon nothing of Commander Peary's men."
A coiTOspomlont says: "As tho
■.films I'jRodo Bloomed by today I was
able lo not sight through glasses of
n Hiniill man In n (lurk suit ond peaked cii)), shading his eyes with his hand
as If Hlriiliilng to seo tho wolconio of
clvlllzollon aftor yetum of oxllo In
Ico IiiikIh, It. wiib Dr, Cook, tho ox*
ploror, wlioso nnmo Is on ovory tonguo
now, Ilo wnH chiitlliigvwllli tlio cup*
tnln on tlio, Iii-IiIro, now mulling, now
waving his hand. I was allowed to
board the Hans Egede. Somebody
gave Dr. Cook a bouquet. Tears dimmed his eyes as he buried his face in
their fragrance. "It's .years since
I have seen flowers," said tlie, explorer
with" a quiver of emotion in his voice.
I boarded the boat' aud followed him
to the cabin,' His .face was tanned
from exposure. Ho looked the picture of splendid health. Only when
he smiled'one noticed the loss of two
teeth.
Nothing to See but Ice
"My feelings? Well I was too tired
to feel any sensation. I planted the
stars and stripes in the ice field and
my heart ..grow warm when I saw it
wave in the wind."
"How does the North pole look?"
wns asked.
"Well,"-said Dr. Cook, smiling, "It
amounts to the size of a 25 cent piece.
There is' nothing to seo but ice, ice,
ice,-no water, only ice. ■ There were
moro holes there than at the' 87th degree, which shows there is movement
to a greater extent, but this and oth
er observations I made afterward as
I got more settled. I stopped, two
days at the pole aud I can assure you
that it' was not easy to' say good-bye
to1 the spot."
Dr, .Cook desired to express the
deepest gratitude for the help he had
received from Danish sources in
Greenland. , It seemed today that
the elements had joined in the storm
of controversy which Dr. Cook's remarkable achievment has aroused for
when the now historic government
pack rounded the Skaw she did so in
. I *a
the teeth of a buffeting westerly gale
that made it most difficult for a pilot
boat to board her, .and. the same unfriendly elements are battling against
her progress tonight".
"My, Eskimos," said Dr. Cook, 'were
brave and helpful throughout". At
night we slept,in snow huts, our 113
dogs camping outside. At times the
cold was intense, the. thermometer
occasionally registering 35 degrees
below zero Fahrenheit, but. all kept
j\-£lL>__^HuiUing_\yAs7gobd_ofte_ii__aiicL
our larder was-'stocked then with the
meat of bears and muskox.   -.
TALES PROM THE GOLDEN1 WEST
, Twinkle, Twinkle little Star
How very, very Small you are
How Nice and Bright —and Shiny too
I Wonder What they do to You;
Folks up There Must Use
Golden  West
Like Folks Down Here
Who Know the Best;
It Certainly makes Things Shine.
And I S'pose they Save the Coupons
For the Premiums are Fine
, Buried Small Brass Tube
,'I have, buried a small brass tube
under a stone, whero the flag stands.
I should have remained longer at the
polo but for the uenasiness of my
Eskimos and the distress of the dogs.
On April 23, therefore I again turned
my face southward,-which was much
easier, as you cannot turn your face
in any other direction when you stand
at the pole."
Describing the return trip, Dr. Cook
said "Fortune now smiled. We did 20
miles per day until we reached the
ominous S7th degree. Then I felt the
ice moving eastward carrying us with
it. ■ For three weeks we were unable
to make an observation. , During the
three weeks we got no further than
the 84th degree.'
In Wellington channel pack ice was
encountered. We met no game and
we would have been afraid to shoot as
only 15 bullets .were left. We found
open calm water at Jones Sound'. A
number of our dogs conceived such
a violent affection for polar wolves
that they made off with them.
Greatest, Day of his Life
"The twenty-first' day of April was
the greatest day of my life," continued Dr. Cookt. "We were only 15
seconds from the icy spot, so hotly coveted. I yelled 'Vou're in luck Fred!'
and went on. The las\. stretch was
the easiest of all. I liad to make
only two more observations.
"The ice was broken but my spirits
were high. T shouted with a schoolboy's glee. Much to my surprise my
two stolid Eskimos failed to understand my ■ exultation. , , My last oo-
sorvation proved to me that I was
standing on tho north polo., I will
provo It to everyone easily. I planted
the stars and stripes on the ley plain
and my heart beat high to soo the old
flag waving ovor tho spot whoro for
conturioR plucky ' men had tried to
rench.
"As I looked at tho place, for the
last tlmo' boforo slortlnp; on tho return I thought, with a sinllo of the
pooplo who might call Iho wholo expedition an American bluff. I folt
suro that lt would bo said (hot Miiul
bribed my two Eskimos and that I
had forgoil tho diary .containing my
observations.
Tho only thing I enn odduco ORiilnst
mich nccuBotlons Is tho story told by
tho Capo York Eskimos to Knud lias*
musRon tho DaniHli liiHpoctor of Greenland. My aiiHwor to nil doubters Is
'If you do not bollovo my story, go
and hnvo a look at tlio polo yourself.
I will show you lho wny.'
Two Months in Open Boat
"After having spent two monthsi in
an open boat, exposed to storms of
snow, sleet and hail wo went ashore
again., ' Our fuel gave out and we
had to eat raw birds. Our sufferings.J\Lexfl_£xeriid<iting-,_JiuL_with~tl!e
game killed with bows and arrows
made from the sledges we'augmented
our larder. We ha.d a banquet one
day when we discovered some old
driftwood for fuel. At Capo Iperts
we found old Eskimo huts "half submerged by water. Wo had to ward
off attacks of muskox,, lassoes proving our most, formidable weapon of
defence. In all we killed soi-ie 39
oxen.
In the middle of April we woro back
in Greenland after a weary tramp over
the ico, I soon reoched compartlvely
civilized quarters, *<^To my great delight I got on board this fino vessel.
How I longed to got back lo civilization, to movo onco more among mon.
Nevertheless 1 nm tho happiest, man
alive.
"Tell lho wholo world that I am
happy to have returned."
ho succeeded in reaching that now
famous littlo Eskimo settlement of
Utah on the western shore of Greenland. The long winter miisfc have
been a lonely one with only a white
man to speak to. lint there was the
sledge trip to look forward to. Hope,
the great, buoyant force of the race,
was in his little hut and duringv the
time when darkness covered the ice
on land and sea tho doctor and his
companions prepared for'the trial of
strength that was to take place on
the return of, the light.'
Started with First Twilight
When the first "twilight that revealed the southern horizon and filled the
air with its luminous life the doctor
started  for  the  north.      He  had  a
long journey of many hundred miles
before he reached the liniit bf land
at Cape Hubbard, a hard  march  in
which he and his Eskimo companions
and dogs subsisted-on the country.
| Musk ox, polar bears and  seals fell
before  their rifles,  for  the  precious
loads on their sledges had to be preserved for the supreme effort on the
rushing,'grinding  floes  of'the  north
polar sea.   ' If ho had gone north on
a   great ice breaking ship, like many
another explorer the long journey in
the'coldest time of the  y^ear; might
not have been necessary.
t "When forty miles out   on, the-, 'sea
Jie_seii!ua_last_!nossag&-to-his-faithfii!-
Francke  at Etah.'.   His    supporting
party  of  Eskimos  bid  him  good-bye
as they do also Their two . brothers
who were trying to bravo the terrors
o^Jh_e_..nortli.'     Then thoy turn back
toward  Etah  with  his" message  and
our explorer,goes on, not to bo heard
from until another winter and summer
have passed.     It was still in   early
March when he started struggling over, the rough ice fields that are always
near the Arctic binds.     The sun lets
its i'acc be seen oji'y a few hours a
day. it nd Uen the gloom of night i:\*
prisons the party and cuts the march
short,     They would have to-mako a
snow hut on the moving Ice floes and
shiver In their sleeping bags until nnotlior revolution of tho enr*".. cheered
thom on their way.
United States and the world at large,
by scientists as well as the general
public, and there is-an "absence of the
doubt and skepticism which greeted
the Cook announcement. .There is
however,'apparent reserve of judgment
on the question of priority between the
two explorers.
Dr. Cook in ah interview, at'Copenhagen today said he is the "First to
shout Hurrah for Peary!" If he has
telegraphed, as announced, that he
has reached the pole it is, true and I
congratulate him."
Dr, Cook also states that he does not
want any controversy. No further
word from Peary has been received today nor can there be further word until he reaches Chateau Bay, Labrador,
tonight or' tomorrow.
The capitals and great metropolis
throughout the world continue to be
stirred with excitement and admiration for the achievement by which America has now solve dthe problem of
centuries.
. Indian Harbor, Labrador, Sept. 7—
Cape Ray, Nfld., Sept S—Commander
Robert E. Peary and his party sailed
from here today for Sydney N. S. .The
Roosevelt arrived here tonight but it
has been detained on account of thc
heavy gale. On the arrival of the
Roosevelt Mr. Peary and Captain
Rartlett came ashore and personally
filed thc despatches which were sent
by wireless to the United States;
NEW YORK, Sopi. 9—The following
despatch was received here early today:
"1 have nailed the Stars and Stripes
to the North Pole. This is'authoritative.
■ "Cook's story should not be taken
too seriously. The two Eskimos who
accompanied him say he went no
distance north and not of sight of land
and other members of the tribe corroborate their story."
*    '     (Signed) PEARY
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MURDERED BY
INTIMATE
FRIEND
After Shooting: His Chum
H. M. Roper Forges
Name to Check
Every Housekeeper
values the opportunity  to  save,
Many a penny may
be saved by pur-
chasing all your
Pleat and Poultry at
our marl-ret.
.Spring   Lamb,   .Mutton,   IMvk anil Kill  Housis
to . tempt  the appetite.    N
Nowhere   cun   ynu lind  such   a   variety   to
choose   from.
Yoiir  orders will   bo   given   our   iimneiliale
attention.0
P. Burns Sc Co.,
Meat   Merchants
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Vou -will miss It — If you miss it
Cranbrook Agricultural
Association
FAIR
An Appreciation
NEW YORK, Sept. 4—(Dy Anthony
Fluid, coinmniulor of the Zloglor Polnr
expedition of IUO'1.)—"To upprcclntd
whut Dr. Cook has accomplished, one
must so with hint In mind over tho
trail which ho and his Ksqiilmos have
broken through tlio long lonely leagues
of bristling Ice fields, One must feel
the ilimiponliig deadening chill of the
dui'k Arctic night anil know whut It
momiH to fnco the freezing Ice winds
of thn fnr north—winds that cut like
a Blind blast hnd cause even the fur-
coated (Iorh to wlilno and lie down,
One must fool tho pangs of hunger nnd
suffer from thlrsl when food and
drink moans hoiu ns well as energy
In u placo whoro both aro expended
wllh such prodigal linslo.
"Dr. Cook's stnrt from civilization
was (pilot mid iinostuiitiitlniis. Not
knowing whether ho would bo able
to roach u winter bnso with his frail
littlo Bchoonor ho did llm liulit tlilim
In not tolling his phi lis. Ilo know that
thoro was a clnincc dcHpllo nil his
propui'iit Ion his tiny bout might bo
kopt bolow tlm Ico fields, Hut good
fortuno bk'Hcicd lilm al tlio outset and
Some of the Difficulties
To ono who hns not seen tlio bro
ken Ico mountains lt Is difficult lo
conceive what back breaking work If.
is to force n way north, Dr. Cook
was fortunate In meeting with long
si retches of fnl/jly smooth Ice niul Hint
Is explanatory of his success, Ilut
still he could not escape Ihe ridges
and broken fields In"the first 100 or
200 miles., Hills and pinnacles of
Ico where sometimes a sledgo would
have to be lifted bodily out of a hole
and, pushed by main force from floo to
floe, were frequently encountered by
lilm. l*
l havo a memory of working long
weary hours, shouting at tho dogH.
and pushing; n six hundred pound sled
up steep usei'iits over a trull laboriously nnd roughly constructed with picks
across rldgo after ridge of fissure Ico.
Wo liuulod and pulled and lifted until
every muscle pained mid tlio perspiration poured , out of our ' faces and
bodios just ns If foil from a fountain.
Although the leiuperaturo was many
dngrooB below zero the violence of our
efforts kepi uh Iu a bulb of moisture
which turned Into the misery,of Ice
when wo would halt for enmp   and
I'CHt"
QU'APPELLE, Sept. 8—A. H. Harris, who was found last Tuesday in a
bluff 'oiV his farm dangerously wound-
*edr"dl(Jd*~lastj—nlghtr;—-A^postr-iHorteiir
and inquest will" be held tonight at
Edgeley., The preliminary examination of H. M. Roper, who is under arrest, charged with injuring Harris;
will be held here on Friday.-
.Henry Milton Roper was arrested
iu Winnipeg* last Friday afternoon on
a charge of attempting to murder An*
drew Harris. The crime with which
he is charged was committed on Friday, August 27, and it is alleged to
have beon of a peculiarly cold blooded
and deliberate nature.
Harris'nnd Roper were* batching together on the former's farm, a short
distanco from Qu'Appello. and according to a statement made by Harris,
the shooting was the result of a quarrel. Harris when found stated that he
had had a fow words with Roper, who
shot him twico in the head and thon
dragged him lo a bluff whoro ho loft, j
lilm; apparently., thinking that he avjis j
dead. :
.Harris lay lu tho bluff unconscious
for sovornl hours, but. afterwards ro-;
covered his senses, lie was loo weak I
to move, however, nnd was still lying*
In tlio bluff when ho wns discovered by ■
two neighbors, W, Ilnlllday and J. !
'Ilowden on Monday afternoon. |
Hnrrls suffered untold ngonles din**-
Ing lho three days and nights ho lay1
In    Iho bluff, bolng conscious for u |
Broiilor part of llio time, II Is claimed'
Ihul, Roper after drugging his victim's!
body    Into lho bluff wont  Into    tho
house, put on his bost dollies, packed
a vnllsc belonging to Harris and took
his employer's bunk book showing a.
subst nut Ini dcposl' In the Union bunk,'
Qu'Appellc, drove lo town In nbug«y, |
nnd it Is iillcgod forged nnd ciishcd a]
cheque for $(K>, i
lio loft thu horso und IniKgy nt a.
livery stable and look the trnln enst,;
informing his friends that he was go-1
Ing to Montreal, I
Hu bought a"tIdiot for Hint city but j
il Ik believed ho left tin* train at Win- j
tilpoK, ;
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Wholesale and Retail Butchers   ,
Back to our Old Stand
We beg to annbunce to our many customers that we have removed to our old quarters next the Bank of Commerce pending the
erection of our new building opposite the King Edward hotel.
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Tinsmith a.nd Plumber
ii
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We can furnish you with estimates in
anything in our line
HOTEL FERNIE
The Hotel of Fernie
I'Vi'iiio's Lending ('(iiiiiiici'ciul
Touriht,
nml
Il IIIKC
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HOTEL
And
Sept. !*&. 15, 1909
JJediiceil ivili'.-i fmui .'ill point.-:, l-'or infonimtioii ■•i.Mii'.-w
J. W. ltUTLKDCSK  Manager.
DID  NOT REACH POLE
N'lCW YORK, Hopt 8—Tlm nniiouncc-i will clnlm tlio discovery nppenrs to be
mi.ii*. i'i' i.ui'.iii.iu.ii-i i (ii( t linn i.v iiii.> |
illrrovcrert the Norlh ]-i.l.. rlvi'l!. the
attention of the entire world. Whatever finosllon of priority mny exist
between tho clnlitin of Commander
Peary nnd llr Conk thoro ("un bo no
DETAILS OF MERGER   !
OF CEMENT PLANTS
KING'S HOTEL
Hill'   Mipplieil   wllll    Hie    lie.-*!    Wine*-,
l,ii|l|i,'l-  Kll'1   -.'!•.',.(!-
DIMMi'IttKt.M   IN  Cu.NNKtTldN
FERNIE
longs thn iiiKiui'htloimblc ereillt nnd
lust" renown of discovering tlio north
polo,
Tlio romnrknldn (o-lncldcnco of two
Anicrk'iin uiiiiouiiccincutH of such n
collosnl nclilovomont comlriB within
flvo dnys nftcr centuries of fruitless
endonvor constitutes ono of tho most
rcmnrlmble coincidents In' history.
Tho ouoHtlon of priority in ronehltiK
tho polo now ftl'sorhfl attention In
America nnd Kuropc.      That Peary
M'.'itlllli:iJ ,i,-,.kiiiu 11 mil un* JoliuwlliH.
"Fir-*! J(.jj.'j;,) ;.}iiii.ni)it *,.■;.' ,•,.' ';...,
been lelef-riiphi'd from liidlim Harbor,
l.ubruilor to nil prlnelpnl Aiuerlr-iiiH
rind (lon/a-rnplilc'il noddles of nil nations IncliidhiK .Inptiii nnd Hrii/,11, i-n*
i    tt * ,i . . , • .
H1..'.     4-JM.**!^ **.*,.*■     '...I      ■       ***?, \    *.*-.*   -X ■»,», ,1*111.1        |
polo wns discovered April Oth by Dw
l'onry Arctic club expedition under tlio
coimiiiiiid of ('ommnuilcr l-ciiry,
"Hccond-A Loudon despatch received from Ht Johns, Nfld., stnleH
(lint Cfirninaiider I'enry claims thnt
In* wus Hie first iiiiui to it ;i iii the
North J'ulc."
Aside fiom Hni (juestloii of ■■rlorily
Commnndor I'enry'u niinniincemi-ni
of leadline tlio Polo appeurie to be
universally    incepted tliroiiKhout the
THE  TOTAL  ISSUE    OF $18,000,0001
WILL OE  MADE UP IN  VAR*      j
IUUO      ll«la)
I
MONTUKAL. Sept. S Tlw offleliil j
;(HS',«'.ii'.<*i*ini'i».t «!>s mndi* I (ink-lit that I
tin.- cnpltnl slock ol the f'liciiiln Cement \
(•(iiiipiiiiy. ns the new ntei'.ier will In-j
iiimr.li,    >tin   ti>    ■!■-■.'•  ■   ,     ■•   ■"    •'■•"   e* > ,
cell!   Kiild  bonds.  -J 11,1100.111)0  (if HnVell
per cent ciimiilntlvi* preference stock.!
nud $I.i,*mi(',0(i0 of common nlock,   n
totnl of ftlS.noo/iOfl.
Of the preference hi lick jr.,(lllil,«0l) Is
fi)  tie  offered   tlie   public  nl   $'Xl  c/leh,
four slini'S of pn-lei'-nt.* niouk sub-
Hcrlhi'il lor tn i".\try ,-t bonus nf one
sli.'ire of coHUiioii
Subscript ion lists nre lo |n> opened
up front (ho Atlantic iu the I'nciflc
const.
JOHN PODBIELjlNCIK, Prop.
WORSE THAN A FAILURE
Bar Unexcelled
All White Help
Everything
Up-to-date
Call in and
seo us once
mmmtawmmmm
C. W. f)AVl* Y & CO.. Props.
"KlUiiln Hi,"   lie   snld   one   ilny,  "do
- - \ :*i'**i 'bin!, tl„i!   1'1,'u ;,;,;',.    j,-, ;i  fail'lli.-?"
Tlu-y lind Iki ii iiiiiirlfil Jii;-i. ii iiKiiiih ;    **l-'-iilut••!'   hhn .*itii| m-oiiiiiiII.v. "Ii'n
when be lost  bis 'iii'-llli'i., mid ilurliu  a   p-nilc!"
IIH'   lli'M    I'l-'ltliill    Jnullill.i    !'.*     .(UillJM-il —    —,  «_
liipidly from one HiIiik tn uimili.'i mid!        AGAINST DEATH PENALTY
WHS not  overly HIircoHUful ut  iniytlilm-aj     IH'ltAI'KST,  Sept.   ',l - Sevcrtll  dele*
pnillcnliir, . Sl-nte*   to t|-.> nn db ni cnnnress   hav
Hy tills time of eoill'lii, li* y I i*m.*i'r.tU j pns-.cnti d it llielniil iui In the pie.sldelil
wns netting' fr-iv-'d iiroiiinl ib" lintinin j pcoiesllni', imniiiM cnpltnl punishment,
find !'ti"!v rii'itiitu! f!ii* '"fi :it'il i!|.*'ft will be dlieii)",!-d n' Dw tw\t ni'*''•
dope which she bud been ■ nicMuiuliu',! iui'. *    .
f||nt    ,||.-    ti'nllM     : f .fj j.-   ,|:l ,'    li*      tl,,,    [i.,,     I \    Id"     1,1*   ,|,-|.* *.-ll,-   ),;,.'   itlfr.l'pl. ,,|   ;,
v.i'h iit,.'nl in executions 111
ItiiHsiri. (idvoctiitiii* cv,< lut.loi. from
Hie ihcfliu'l i.nipontitou of doctors nH-
MMlm; nl t-vi-cutlniis.
N< tisor ut Milne hi'iv KOiur. iind l» i oiin-   motion
n soil  of pi'iiiiiiin'iit  Iiope. jm fur ni
Sl|t>   ('(llllll   hie,   (I,-   ill   fuel   till   fill'   IIH
they belli (iiiild »'><• itxc-tii'-i- ■-1
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,     B...C. SEPTEMBER 11 1909
®Jj# M&ttitl £thi\w
?1.00 a year in advance. Address all communications to the "Manager" District Ledger, Fernie B. C.
Rates for advertising on application.
We believe, through careful enquiry, that all the
advertisements in this paper are signed by trustworthy
persons, and to prove our faith by words, we will make
good to. actual subscribers any ■ loss incurred by trusting advertisements that prove to be swindles; but we
do not attempt to adjust trifling disputes between
subscribers and honorable business men who advertise,
ior pay the dolus 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."
W. S. STANLEY,
Phone'48;   Residence 9 Manager and  Editor
.*'Di?. Cook claims, to have discovered the north
pole. Commander Peary■ says you're another.
That, in. brief seems to be the situation at -present . '■'.'■'
The North Pole must have experienced some
terrible shocks when visited by two exploring parties. The fear of being somewhat cut up and
decorated with flags must be very trying to oiie
of its icy state...
The man .(*?) who writes uider the captic-.ii of
John Bulko says "get,out and fight on the square
Mr. Ledger." We take him at,his word. Come
out from the scabby cloak of John Bulko, and
sign your own name to the letters. We will then
tell, you a few things -that,' will "I'nake you think
hard.
•»•»■»■»♦■»♦•«>*»*»♦■» +++.+<*
•   The editor is not responsible for the
opinions  of correspondents:
Editor'Ledger: ■"
THEFIIMEST
THE WORLD PRODUCES
THE VISIT OF HAYWOOD
Those who. heard William Jlaywood .speak on
Monday were very agreeably surprised and pleased. The impression had gone forth ainong those
not acquainted with Mr. Haywood's style, and
tlie doctrine ul' Socialism, that lie was an abusive
and derisive speaker, but after hearing'him they
all unite in saying, that he is one of the ablest and
most gentlemanly speakers that a Fernie audience-
has li.stf-.ncd to.
Hay wood is a native, of Sail; Lake City and is
a miner who has mined in person and not in proxy,
lie is very well aware of conditions of tlie practical
mining men throughout the gold bearing country,
and is in deepest sympathy with their struggle*
for tlie conditions to which it is pretty generally
conceded they are entitled. Physically, Haywood
is an "attractive man, G feet or so in height, and
well oyer 200 pounds. He has a markedly intellectual, interesting face; his forehead is high *and
broad, he is a student wlio 'has read much and
quite deeply; he is a, pleasant speaker, never lack
ing for a thought, nor for a.word with which to
express it'. °
He is a big hearted man full of'Sympathy, arid
,is imbued with a. determination that brooks " no
danger and it is evident also by his manner that
the word failure has been banished altogether from
■■his lexicon, if indeed it; ever was there. His
language is much belter than that of the average
speaker, while his manner of delivery is free from
all gymnastic tare-a passion-to-tatters .style of delivery usual to'those wlio-make occasional visits
witli a view to saving the country and to incidentally gobble up a job, for the filling of whicli they
draw their pay from the public treasury. In
truth, Haywood is a big man in several particulars,
He is one of those men who occasionally force
themselves up from^the under st'rat.a-through the
sheer force of-their mental strength and courage.
That he will eventually cut much of a figure in the
affairs of tho nation there cannot be, to those who
have given 'him study, the least bit of a doubt
Ho is in the prime of life,' but 42 years of age, ye*,
lias had the experience of a man of sixty.
THAT CANADIAN UNION
Among the usual rumblings of an office seeking
rag the Coleman Mi net' had the following four
quotations:
1: If. Die leaders of I lie U. H* \\r.. of A. were
as honest as John Bulko, there would be less
sd'ikes und less graft.—John Bulko.
2: A Canadian union is Ihe proper thing and
is bound to come.—H. M. I.yon, defeated Conservative candidate.
!i: I (old tho boys three yen is ago liml; a Canadian union would be' Ihe best for us.-- IfYnnk
Sherman.
■I: The 17 M. AV. of A.'s bluffs do not go and
we are hound lo have a Canadian union.— .lolin
Angus McDonald.
Number one is easily disposed of. J'oor .John
having scabbed and lost, all trumpoloi's, is sounding his own li'iunpcl., II is not heard oulside of
the two hundred odd readers a", the Minor
Number Iwo is a short rumble of a defeated
Cnnservalive candidate, who is trying lo gain a
few voles for I lie ful un: by siding in willi anyone
whom lie thinks would be easy and willing tools,
Number three by Mx-presidi'iil, Frank Slmi'iMiin
is possibly I lie only one (hat ciirries ipjy weight,
and we hnve no proof Hint he ever mnde. Ihe statement. Hni in-cording to .Tnlui Bulko's or John
Something's letter in last, week's Miner very li'itlo
attention should ho paid to Shei'iimn's sayings as
llii.s is what. I lm Idler snys: "You mid Mr. Slier-
niiin have by your dirty mdhods driven my cmui-
Irynien I'min (lie IT,  J|,   W. **l' A."
As to the lust one number four-~wi*ll we all
known that "Juliii" Mc|)i>iialil was sun: at. his defeat, mid when u num gels sure at uiie lmily, his
1'irM. impulse is tnseek aiintlier, and use his lilllc
iiisignifieiml liuiiniier In try and Down ihe one lie
first belonged fn, Consider nil lliese fuels, Mr.
'Miner and arise from your slumbers. Wlml is
n. union eoiii|Miseit ot n scab, some sdri'ln-uds am!
Mi lui'iubi'i'.s.
John Bulko will havo a real good chance to hear
all about the memoirs pf the conspirators against
the late governor of Idaho shortly,, as'Mr. W. D.
Haywood .will be in Coleman.' So look sharp,
all you Johns and be on deck. W.D. Haywood
has spoken to and dealt with your specje of skunks
before.
The 'strength of unionism in this city as evidenced by' the Labor Day Demonstration was no
doubt surprising to many. ', Thc way the parade
and other parts of the programme was carried out
proved conclusively that laboring men can manage things as well as others. \ We congratulate
tlie members of organized labor in Fernie on their
success.
i
The Coleman Miner goes to,considerable unnecessary bother to explain that the policy of the
paper is dictated from within not without, and that
the Coal Co. has nothing.to do with the publication. ,The Coal Company is thereby exonerated from
considerable unpleasantness. To announce* that the
policy of the piipqr was directed from within was
quite superfluous. 7
Just to show up the ignorance of John Bulko
we will tell a short story. When John was up
before the officials of District No. 18 to defend
his action in regard to scabbing he made the state
ment, among others equally as foolish, that when
the operators at Cardiff offered him $3.00 a .day
to go to work he thought'that as $3 a day was
union pay he would-be doing right by accepting
employment in face of the fact that union men
Were out on strike. This is your leader, " Mr.
Coleman'Miner.   . How do you like him?
We gladly accept the challenge of the Coleman
tVDmc
,   LY.-l 4- IJ.-.T.1. 4a»..^_|.li 4,_
-min er—ga Hi
ed standing as an authority of repute on labor
matters is not known." Then* editor is a late
peddler of advertising novelties, their paper does
not bear-the union label, and when tlieii' manager
was approached by some good union men about
affiliating with the Fernie Typograhpical union}
he flunked. -They run their offico without union
help, and work all'sorts of hours! Oh yes, start
your debate, and wc will sec where you get   off.
Magistrate Dctiison of Toronto made a very
foolish remark about thc Stars and Stripes in connection with a police court ease,, where a man was
brought before him for tearing down tho American
flag from thc front of a house on Siincoe
streof. Ho said "What do wo want with that
flag; there arc too many of them in tho country,"
e then dismissed the culprit. .This shows the
narrowness of some overfed government puppets*;
A. mnn cannot have a flag that lie wishes over his
door without it being torn down and the magistrate of: the city siinetioning the deed,' Wlml
nexL?
A much disrunUed, late lamented, would have
leen official for District 38, writing under the
smeared und scab stained non de plume of polico
'amed "John .Bulko" is shooting off a lot of
'Johnny-rot" or "Tonnnyrot" of some kind
about; Canadian unionism, and incidentally frying
to gel, on a little argument with his betters. When
a man who claims to belong to any union starts to
write on unionism in a rag 1.1ml, docs not bear the
union label it is time to call a halt. Oh, consistency, thou art, a virtue indeed.' There is no two
frying to pawn off this stuff for John Bulko's,
beeiiuse he bus not brains enough' to compose it.
It is hanily sonic!hues to have a secri'tiiry ov an
understudy. Hut who desiri's tho position of
iindersliidy In a scull.      Why n .John of eon rue.
lu referring to Ihe wonderful growth of Socialism nil over llm world I lie Niw York Tribune in
a recenl issue had Ihe following vory sensible nr*
liele:
"Kvcry sensible student of contemporary history, every thought fill ami bfoiid liiiuded mnn, be
In* i'iipiliili-,1 nr niiiuufiifturcr. territorial magnate
or liiei'ehiint M'ufossiimiil polilieiun or pulriolie
slnli'iiiiiti, has by this time been convinced tlmt
Socialism which runic into existence seventy yeuvs
agii, is here lo slay, thai it is a public issue which
is bound in the nnturnl course of events to liccnmt*
more and inure important and absorbing ns thc
years go by, that it cannot bo evaded, and that it
is as idle to tliciiin of crushing it as was the endeavor of Don (aitiixofo to stop the sails of the
windmills. It is a movement, that is by no means
confined to the old world, and the late Senator
llamiii, is niton quoted as having predicted   ihul
Tin. j*.,.,i* \,x-.*UwA wli,. edit*, th-- Cul-mniJ Min .''"' '-'•''■■I* '^"" "■■■■■•■■ •'"' ■'■'■■■"l K,i,,,,s W....M ■•<'
er would Im-Mhw an eternal benefit by •.(•.sting u ■''•■••'•* "I"'" i"'*i,H iioul.l he SoeiaJi.sin,
ehciiiic Iii it-, for tin- n.ai'.jim- born rs Ilut we ^en* •      The only thing tn do is to endeavor to duvet its
Uum, aiid which adorn the juls. tliut s'liromul hi** rising mul tnv-ivr-<*,ilili' tide in sueh a fashion as
THE EIGHT HOUR LAW
--,     Coleman Alta. Sept. 7
Editor Ledger
Will you make the following appeal
t.o the workingmen of Alberta:   ,
Fellow Workers: I think it is, .quite
high time that we all- got „ together
just to make this narrowmiuiled government, of ours and also the Lieutenant Governor in Council know that we
as a body protest against any.such
a thing as an extended, period from
what' the eight, hour act, if you think
it is an act, calls for.
In my opinion other ways and means
could have been devised which, would
not have conflicted with the ideas
of the workingmen of this province,
along .with their own past work. It
goes to show tlieir inconsistency and
lack of self confidence in catering to
the whims of a set of political pln-
lieads with well lined pockets.—it
makes one think that it.is only a case
of political graft I would like to
know if the mine commissioners investigated the mines oivned* by these
lambs which they food so , well and
what was their report. I think-■• the
lieutenant governor in council must be
the great I am, when he granted such
an absurd, and ridiculous permit for
an extra fifteen' minutes on such paltry and silly grounds, as the coal owners have pleaded, and' we as working-
men should ask and demand the. resignation of such an inconsistent man
or demand that he free himself from
these political imps which are i constantly surrounding him and begging
of permits by- which they can grind
the workingman. ■7There is already
too much scope and freedom granted
to the coal operators .in every act they
have passed, for (what they term) the
benefit of the workingman. Moreover
if they do not get their requests they
take the law,in their own hand. In?
dividually I think it would only have
been right and proper.if a notice had
been sent to each mining camp in
the province allowing the miners at
least thirty days to raise such objections which • they thought necessary
before such rotten clauses are inserted "in the eight hour bill.;' It is time
tho government quit the half measure
system and started to consider the requirements of the wovkingman..
I might say a few words here in re*
gard to the Bulko organization because
.Lcaiilt_te-rniJtJaiivt.hiiig^el3e,._L_wo_uld
not, like to slight the name of Canada
and its noble citizens.by stating that
anything was sill Canadian which is
headed by a foreign element, and" in
my opinion the leaders, whoever they
may,be, arc not aiming for the welfare
or benefit of the working class,, 'but
for themselves, therefore they are as
unscrupulous, as.Bulko himself, whoso
past life in uninoism will not bear investigation .
Thoy are trying to Jceep .themselves
In tho dark along with their mean actions.     However, we sometimes got
a glimpse   of their rehearsals.behind
the scene and we practically know the
results c£ act one.      It is a notice
stilting that they Iipvc withdrawn from
the U. M. AV. of A. T......1 2633, u-.ul
In'somo of tho cns-iH ll mil tent ihe
value of our ngroonion1
Jn conclusion let me .say iiiiil Dw
theoretical Imaginings <-*'' th-' now organization aro far in advanco of anything thoy can possibly accomplish,
oven with nil thoir sldo help.
I, think it Is up lo tho officials of
tlio U. M. W. of A. to stop tho cur-
lain from going up on act 2.
Yours truly,
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Sold only in sealed lead packets
At all grocers.
. 40c, 50c and 60c per pound,.
up so first and second money was divided among the intermediates of Fernie.'        -
The football match was won by Coal
Creek.
100 yards dash, Mr. Dobie, J. H.
Lock. - "
Team pulling: All the"heavy teams
backed out when they heard about the
handicap so that tnere was no contest. . ■    ';..
The. dance in Bruce's hall in the
evening was an unqualified success,
and the dance committee deserve ere-,
dit for same.  • ..   '   ,'
■Anyone having bills against . the
committee is requested to send same,
in at once to T. B.Howden, the secretary treasurer, box 354.
LABOR DAY OBSERVED
•■ There is uoiiij'.!* fo he all eleelion this fall, Are
you on the voters' list? If nol {.'et on ut once,
'lins applies lo  until civie ,'nni  provuieiui.
The man who cannot .stand straight hones! evil*
i-.-i.sm without losinj,' his lemper will never In: at
all Mirei's-,l'ul in the lulioi* or political movement.
snt-rihU-y tirades.
to promote pulilii- weal instead of puhlie woe."
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ho prohibitionist to whom lho snmo
quostion wuh put, and thoy ropliod
that if you cut out the drinking you
solved llio problem of unemployment,
That was false. Tho Prohibitionist
party could not cut out tlio Illicit
drinking, and thoro wnB more drinking
ilouo Hint way tluni otherwise Ilo
bollovod In tomporiuico, but, not tho
loiiipornuco llioy preached. Tlio only
romody Tor lomiioriinco whh tlio Social*
I Hi romody, lOllniltiato tlio profit, anil
you cut out lho chief ciuiho for drinking, Any uiiciuployeil man who would
Hturvc In lho mhlHi of plonly, nnd nl*
low Ills own linlio, u child of IiIh own
IoIiih In ill(< on the wlllinrlng hrotiHt of
a Htiirvlng niolhcr hnd no placo lu a
country Hint liolluvcd lu froo Inatllu-
lions,
Tho. United Slates Ih a Innd of
grout "ntiliiriil roHourccH. Thoy woro
Hecouil to Km-luiul fn the textile mnn*
iifnclurcirs, nnd llielr exports woro 50
pnr com over tliolr Importn, Any
mini or woniiiii who wi\h starving, lm
would nilviHo to beg, borrow or Nlonl.
.Many men were too proud to licg, and
too hiini.'Hi. to borrow when llioy know
they euld not pay buck, thoroforo ho
would advlHO lliem lo Hi cnl. A mule
had more hciiho thnn a mnn. If
ho'wore pniiHtnit near a ftardmit and
hiiw n nlrn cnbbnge, would lio not
Hlop und cut It? And yot tliuro wiih
no lnw to Htop tlio mulo from cntlng
Dw niliUm**!!, mul v-ua not man hotter
Hum n mulo. Ho would quote nomo
nttlptiii'i.i out of the. I'ootl Old r,uu!„
which he hoped IiIh lieiuern rend, anil
which would help lo lienr out hl»
fitntenient.
Did not JcHtiR commend Pnvld   for
stealing the shrew bread when it was
set aside and sanctified for the priests,
and did not "the Good. Master, himself,
when passing through -the corn fields
on the Sabbath tell his disciples to
pluck another man's corn and eat their
fill, but carry none away? Any. man
who starves is committing suicide and
committing suicide is. against othe
law. When tho Civil war was on in
the United States, some men like Patten tried to corner * the food supply,
with the result that prices rose a few
hundred per cent, and the men who
wore fighting for emancipation saw
themselves and their families starving.
,The people weiit to Abraham Lincoln
and he advised them to break open
the granaries. This was done and
the next day prices came down to their
normal level. <%
He then made an appeal to" his
hearers' of whatever political party
they might be, to' give the vote to the
women. It was an insult to the mother, who bore-him for a man to say
that she was not intelligent enough
for the vote. If that was true then
man was only one half intelligent
himself, and if he went back to his
grandmother then he was only a quarter intelligent enough to use it.
It was quite ti*ue what one great
man had said t",iat the hand that
rocked the-cradle rules the world."
It's the hand as soft as the **u£t]ing
bird
That grips with the grip of steel,   „
The voice is as sweet as the sura nor
■- wind rising without appeal.
And lawyers, saint and sage may fi-.-*it
and plan- and pray, •
But the world will way on to the end
of time
In tlie little woman's ivay.-
He closed his speech with an impassioned appeal to his hearers to organize "on the industrial field, unite
on the political field, and thus accomplish the emancipation of the working
class. " ■■> ■
Ruth Dicken, Hilda Minton, Plorie La-
niont.
Boys race 10 years and under: Geo.
Handley,' Herman Myers, John. Howbrook.
Girls race 10 years and under: Eliza
Gray, Amy Wilde, Ethel NMontgomery'.    '
Boys',.race 14 years and under: M.
Giddings,, Andrew Ingram, Edgar Dudley.    ■■
Girls race 14 years and mule?: Nellie
Murray, Jenny Gaydos,   Estella Mut/,
Boys' water pail,race: Arthur Muir
head.
Boys throe legged race: P. Henderson, C. Dubois. .,
" Married ladles race:  Mrs. "Coultoa,
Mrs. Wilde.        .                ... *
Single ladles race: Miss Gorrie, Bessie   Koppenhoofer.
Fat man's race: Dr. 'W'riglpsworth,
Thomas Dean.
Boot race, boys 16 aiid under: Geo.
Linn, Elmer Demers.
a  Boys' Sack race: G. Henderson. H.
Demers. ' ' ■
Potato race 16 and under:, P. Henderson, George Young. r ' '
.   Baby show 1 year and under:   Mrs.'
Newman,  Mrs.   Carosella/ Mrs.  Connell.          '      "...
Two years and under": Mrs. J. Kenny, Mrs. Demers, Mrs. E. Kummer.
Running broad jump: J. H. Lock,
R. Bowen. "   ' *-■
High jump: R. Bowen;-J.* H. Lock
and Lepard tied.
Hop step and jump: Bert Black,
J. I-I. Lock!
A horse strayed onto the G. N. R.
trestle at.the brige in West Fernie
this week, and died there before being
removed. The animal got caught and
was, not noticed until tha following
morning. .    '
Ladder race:1
pard; ' yy
Quinlan, Mr.  Le-
Mr-. Gusty,'
" An-Timmenso-crowd gjitKereETagafir
in the afternoon for the sports, and
all through the contests were keen and
exciting, the outcome of the events
being:  ' ' , .
Best float:  Electrical workers.
Best appearing union: Bricklayers
and Masons; Brotherhood of. Carpenters and Joiners; Teamsters
Boys' race, 6 years' and under:—A.
Dunlap, A Grant, A. Demaurez.
Girls race-six years and under: —
Putting 16 pound shot
.Tas.. Mullen.
Climbing greasy pole:  Tom Evans'
son.   " .      ,    .
Tug of war won by Brotherhood of
Carpenters.       . ■  ' ■• y.
Baseball:   Cranbrook did not show
ffl. A. Kastner
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LEDGER
The Official Organ of District  Mo.   18, U. M. W.   of A.
Fernie, B. C, September Ilth, 1909
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From our own Correspondents
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A runaway occurred on the road be-
tweeii Coal Creek 'and Fernie on Saturday last. A team belonging to the
Crows Nest' Trading company bolted
near the rock cut, the driver was
ihrown and'the horses rushed at a
mad pace, until brought up by a
slump' rather suddenly -near the Fernie mile post. The driver was not
much injured bin; one of the horses
had Its hip badly cut and blood was
spurting out of imartory just above
the fetlock. The driver is,not a regular teamster but is just put on now
an d.i.'.u' when theic is extra ,w(.*<*l*. t<i
do, We do not. want to be ■ harsh,
but'your correspondent witnessed the
accident, and has not, the slightest
doubt but had a competent man been
' in charge the accident would not have
happened. When the C. N. Trading
Company has any extra work to'do in
future, it ought to engage a union
teamster to do it." Credit is (life to
the Co-Operatlve store's teamster for
the valuable assistance he rendered on
the occasion.
■ Joe Combs from Michel and    Tom
' Wilson from Coleman were welcome
visitors to the Creok last week end.
Two well known Creek men return-
' cd to the old country some fifteen
months ago,#and while"1 there both got
married. Two other Creek men- who
are equally well known made a bet on
this marriage question, the best    of
.. course being lost and won. The loser
refused to pay until the men returned
to this country. They have now
done so and the bet was paid in full
on Saturday, a great time being.held
in a certain' house .which lasted all
night and was renewed .the following
.evening.        ■ ■',..     , ■■'        " „   *
. The accident to liLtlo.Albert Lawley
—'.whieh~\ra5n"eport"ed**"irrt["ieTroiumiis~of'
.the Ledger last week, has created a
lot of comment, ln reference to child
-  ren  playing on tiie platforms of the
i cars and about'the mine yard around
train time.      There are people who
prate about, what parents should do;
" needless lo say these people have no
children of their own and consequently
know exactly what parents ought to
.   do.     We do not believe that anyone
knowingly or willingly   allows   their
children to go Into the mine yard, let
alono got on the trains.     People cannot always bo watching their children
for thoy have other duties to' perform
besides that one, and when we hoar
peoplo preach about parents bolng neglectful It makes-one'feel sick.    Wo
■ rog''c(. .'ib ucoidr- r. which has occrral
and extend our sympathy to the parents.     At the samo tlmo let ovory
one of iis be Iho guardians of   those
children and when wo soe them about
tlio ynrd, pack thom off homo, This
will bo much better thnn lecturing oth-'
OI'H.
Tho Creek was donoi*ted on Monday,
n IroinondouH crowd going down on
tho special to Fernie, and woro delighted with the day's proceedings,
Tho parade was flno, nnd whilo wo
rogrot. tho bronlc down of our own
pnrticuliiT flout, wo nro lu hearty nc-
cord with tlio decision of tho judges
on tho oceiiBlon. Tho mooting In
the park wuh flno and Haywood's
spoocli wns tho best over. Tho sportb
woro most onjoyablo and tho Trndos
and Labor unloim nro to bo congratulated on thu success tlioy made ot this,
tliolr first combined offort. Of coui'ho
thc Crook boys won the football gnmo
• that wim lalioa iih a foregone con*
rlimlon, ,
Wo-noticed tlijit W, II. li'vtina was
vory despondent on Monday aftor tlio
collapsd of tho minors' float. Hilly
hud spout tlio bottor pnrt of Inst woolc
milking propitiations nail worked hard
on Friday and Hnturdiiy nights aii/1 nil
dny Sunday gotlIng things In Hliapc,
hut "the best liild Hflionum of mice
and mca gang nftor ngloy," aad Hilly
proved llio truth of the quo! nl Ion from
.MuriiN whon tho flout collnpBOd la lliu
front of tlio Coal Company'i, office,
PorhupH thin won tho most ronllHtlc
part of tho Hemic portriiyod. Tho mill
i*r« hud minimi tliolr miniature mlno
No. 2, aad those who Know tho history
nf Mint uitforliiiiiil'! initio em rondllv
believe Hint tho colInpHO Ih iiidlcntivo
nt ouo of Ino niir-icroiiK bumpH ihul
Iiiih visited that iiiI.ki and wrecked
tJio workiiifiA. M.**. HviuiH, Mr. Dick*
oiiHon, Mr. llulloit and Mr. Clnrkuoti
aro to ho coiiiiiiIhomU-iI with, ns thoy
labored hard to mnko their float ouo
of tlio most nl tractive foaturoH of tho
parade. .
I Nicholas Smith, hoii of Jack Hmlth
(Uncle) wan removed to Fornio lion-
pltal InHt week Huffurlng from an nt*
tacit of typhoid fevor. Up till llm
profu'iit no dnngctoiifi nymptomg have
rtevelopi'd and tho Ind l» progifsnini!
ah favorably an con lie expected.
James Mtficdilc, John Clwuit-y and
Ales.  Adamson from   Frank,   Alia.,
spent the week end here visiting with
friends.'    ■ •    '
Dan Oliver visited Hosmer on Monday accompanied by liis wife. * .We
are informed that Dan was twirler for
the Hosmer side in their baseball game
with  Coleman.
Tom Jones, who has been time keeper at No. 5 mino for a lengthy period; has given in his notice and will
quit work at the end of the. present
month. Mr. Jones contemplates a
trip to the old country.
W. M. Evans paid another c flying
visit to Hosmer on Monday night, a
business call being responsible. There
must be something mighty important
on down there.
Quito a number of Coal Creek people visited Hosmer on Monday and
took in the Labor day sports.
Communicated: lt has been freely
rumored of late that No. 9l mine* will
close down shortly. We don't know
what is in the rumor, but we are, of
the opinion that a grave mistake will
be made if such'action is taken. This
seam of coal which is second only in
quality to No. 2, has practically, just
been tapped. A large field of coal
is known to exist,and from the opinion of old timers who are competent
to judge this mine could be made the
largest producer and most profitable
mine in the camp. - We do not know
the principal reasons for changing the
method of work from the long wall to
the pillar and stall system, but .we
do know that the change has ruined
the mine! .  We also venture to assert
.that should this mine be closed down
the closure will not be permanent. -
The many-, friends of Andrew, Paton
will regret to learn that he is in the
Fernie hospital suffering'"from an attack of typhoid fever.,
John Turner of Fernie will visit
Coal Creek on Sunday for the purpose
of putting those who are qualified on
the voters list, As there is. going
To~bF^lT"^«idir^liisnC^l_eveTyTi'aine
should be on..   • '" '
For cleanliness and home cooking'try
Fairclough's boarding house, 179-180
Coal Creek, opp. football grounds.
FOOTBALL
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Another well contested game In the
first cup was- plnyed. at Michel last
Saturday. The Fernie club had got
together a strong side and had high
hopes of pulling off the game. They
had secured the services of Lunn and
Parnell, Coal Creek, and introduced,
a now forward.
Michel were also strongly represented, although thoy wero without the
service's of Mason at back and Barnes
forward. tho vacancies were filled
by capable substlllutes.
Fornio won tho toss "and Millet klclc**
ed off, Tho opening exchanges favored Fernio and aftor flvo mlnutos
play thoy opened the scoring through
Klnnear, Michel Improved us the
gamo proceeded and scored twico before tho Interval. Klnncur for Fornio
missed a penalty kick this half, his
shot striking tho upright nnd bouncing
Into the goal keeper's lunula.' Play
was. fast until tho interval, but no further scoring tooij plnco, Half tlmo
Michel 2, Fornio I.    ,
Thp second half oponod quietly nnd
neither sldo could claim any docldod
(iilvaiitago. As lho toaaiB warniod to
their work play became moro Inlorost*
Ing, nud Borne flno play wiib witnessed, Strong play by Michel dofonco
prevented Fornio from bocomlng dangerous, Murray, Whltohouso nnd Weaver playing a noiuul gamo. Both Hides
added a gonl this half, tho Fornio team
putting forth HlrciiuoiiH efforts to ovon up on llio Hcoro, but fallod and tho
whlHtlo blow to tho timo of Mlchol 3
Fornio 2.
Mlchol now moot Colnman In tlio
Hccond round nnd UiIh gamo Hhould
bo worth going a lows wny to hoc. Tlio
game will hu plnyed at Coloiiiiui nud
Michel being Dw prcm.nl rupholdcrri,
will put forth a great offort to win.
Tho Colomnn club Ih HlronK****'* now
tlmn nt any tlmo during lho hciihoii,
nnd ncodli'Hii to' nny urn very nnxlotiH
lo cnpltirn the cap, ho tlmt. I'verytliliiK
polntB to a great gnmo, nud nn exclt*
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nlju'i- jriiinc In the !*ermu. round, wldrli
Ih really the acml-fliinl. In between
Finnic nnd llo»moi*.
Tho t?nmo Ir drnwn for Frnnk lodny
and wo really do not. boo how llonmor
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Frank club will havo nn oasy |M«»ngo
Into tlio fliinla, but who tlio otho^fln-
nll«t will bo we do not care to prophecy.
The venue for tho final Ih now a
qucHtion to bo decided, nnd we think
tho clulinu of I'Vrnio Ih a suitable contro Bhould rocolvo'duo crmuldoratlon,
Wc would like to ace. tho game lako
placo hero and should tho riHKoelntloii
decide on Ferule a bumper Rate In an-
Bured.
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- Audro Lukco is still, doing, good
work iii Coleman. Andro has a way
of his own of knocking the Bulko union.' .   -.
Still they come from the Bulko union tb the United Mine Workers of
America. -
Harry Smith received, the nomination for international board member
at Lille and Coleman. The other
nominations were Powell, President;
Stubbs, vice-president, Carter financial secretary; Frodsham, sub-district
board member.
Last Friday, Meadows, the Canadian
Marathon runner, gave an exhibition
race of four miles against-eight of the
Coleman boys, who ran in relays of a
half mile each. Meadows made a
great impression on the boys as a runner, only losing the race by about 3-5
of a mile, time IS minutes, 40 seconds
with one lap of 220 yards to go.'
' Mr. Samuel Turner and daughter,
old timers in Coleman, arrived .here
from the coast on Saturday of last
week.    , ■      - .
Mrs. Griffiths of Lille, wife of the
local secretary is spending a few days
with Mrs..  Smith.
Mr. Charles Phillips, formerly of
Coleman passed through here on Saturday to Blaimore, .where he expects
tb make his home.
The town was almost deserted on
Labor day, the people dividing their
time between Hosmer and Blairmore
principally.
The Blairmore races were a success,
Actress, a horse from Calgary,' took
the leading events in handy style.
Dr. Talbot, wlio was reported to be
leaving for Seattle, has changed his
mind, and has ^decided to remain in
Coleman.
The McGillvray Creek Coal Co. are
still forging ahead. They have p!ac-„
ed their new. town Carbondale lots on
the market, prices ranging from one
to three hundred dollars. It is understood that' the first buyers will have*-'
a chance to win, a house on their lot
free of expense.
Mr. Brovey, organizer for District
18-is in town assisting in organizing
those W-ho__broke_a.wav_from_th'e7lL_
M.W. of A. "
kMr.. James Derbyshire and wife of
Michel wero in town on Monday and
Tuesday visiting with the old folks.
W. D. Haywood is expected in Coleman on Tuesday next. The people
are all anxious to hear him and will
no doubt givo lilm a good reception.
The Coleman team was tho only
toiim in the tug ot war at Hosmer.
Honest John Ilorron M. P. for this
riding, was in Blairmore ' on Labor
day. . If the peoplo of the district
keep thoir eyes open they may get a
chance to speak to him. It is worth
whilo to find out if he has ever spok
en in the interests of the mine'workers at Ottawa - , *  ■
.The people of Coleman say: A few
more nibbles at the eight hour law
.and it is gone. *
lt is reported that an organizer
from down east is helping here with
Bulko's uiiion.. We'believe that he
is needed.
Has Bulko still got the letter he
was given by a mine manager in Edmonton saying that be (the manager)
can't see why.the"U. M.--W of A.
should have him (Bulko) in tlieir
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HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO
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D. R. WILKIE, President HON. ROBT JAFFRAY, Vice-Pres.
BRANCHES   IN   BRITISH COLUMBIA
Arrowhead,  Cronbrook,  Fernie,  Golden, Kamloops, Michel, Myie, Nelson
Revelstoke, Vancouyer and Victoria.
SAVINGS  DEPARTMENT
Interest allowed on deposits at current rate from date cf deposit.
FERNIE BRANCH GEO. I. B. BELL, Manager
One of the features of the initial
sale of lots in the new town of Carbondale, Alberta, is the free return
ticket offered by the McGillvray Creek-
Coal and Coke Company, Limited, to
purchasers of lots in the town. This
Is unquestionably a very attractive
feature by reason of permitting a purchaser Jo view the proporty he is buying as well as to see the great progress that is being made in the development of the company's coal mine.
Approximately one hundred and twenty five men are being employed at the
mine at the present time, and the erection of a steel tipple, powerhouse,
and machine shop means that the'
company is going to be ablo to handle
in the near future several hundred
tons of coal daily, which v/ill eventually be increased to as high as '4000
tons of coal per day. This means
that Carbondale will be a good sized
coal mining town having a payroll of
substantial size, and insuring a growing and active community'..
There is no-reason why the town
of Carbondale should not grow to be
a good sized city. Through Pennsylvania there are many coal towns
whicli have grown to a "size of one
hundred thousand people and • moro,
and few if. any, have a population of
less than ten thousand.
If tbe coal towns through this part
of thc country do half as well, people
who invest now in lots will have
.the opportunity of seeing their investment grow four fold before many
Vi3n>.-c_==Tliiaii*.oea_1nta_acnani''.lltr.=unarn-
-j V4...-V. .-= ^uu..auua,-.a,au-uu1ia,v,i,..j      "a*""*
to us to be a good investment at- this
time. Mercantile establishments must
of necessity locate where miners have'
their homes, and values of real es-
tale will incraese proportionately.
Carbondale is a new town but will no
doubt rank as one of the best in the
Crow's Nest Pass district in the near
future.
I
Garbutt Business
College
Stafford Block, Lethbridge.
Guarantees positions to its graduates. Thorough instruction in
Shorthand & Commercial branches.
For any information or free prospectus write
Geo. J. Shmidt,
Principal Garbutt Business College
P. O. Box 1291     Phone 263
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Monday,   Sept.   13th;'09
MR. DAWSON MAY
Presents
THE LYCEUM CONCERT CO.
The largest Company of Its kind ever  presented
this country.    No expense has been spared In getting to*
gother this aggregation of artistes. Every number a "feature.        ______________________________
ARTIBTE8
Soprano Miss Mnttlo Clark
Contralto  ....  i..,Mls« Clssle 81mm
Baritone     Mr, Harold Cooper
Humorist,,,., Mr. Dawson May
Solo Violin   Mr, Ernest Layton
8olo Pianist and Accompanist ....
 Mr, Albert Ely A.R.C.O.
Seats on sale at Suddaby's     E0c     76c and $1.00
Grows Nest Trading Co.
G- ,., ,,.-1   Vitr ... .1, , .
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The   Store  of Good Values
Agents- "Bell Pianos"
Sold on monthly payments
Rochon's
Kandy
Kitchen
Under new management
Ice" Cream a Specialty
Chocolates and other candies manufactured on the premises.
.25
.25
.75
The Adolph Lumber Co. at Baynes
wore forced through an accident to
shut down their plant.'The piston rod
or something of that naturo brok-"-),
Thoy expect,to have tho break repair*'
ed and to bo running again inside of
a week.
FERGUSON
Hotel
--,
Man ley & Lawrence
Proprietors
.1117  Third Avenue
Noar Seneca St
CENTRALLY  LOCATED
Seattle
Wash
Corset Covers Ti-iimnoil Luces & ISinbioidoi-ios from. ,7	
Ladies Drawers, fancy luces ifc insertions from	
Night dresses, Mother Hubbard yokes ifc low necks from..
A special lot of White Skirts best value over oH'ereil.   .Sonic
fire slightly soiled, therefore bought at big discount   .50
All those who purchased in the January whitewear sale will lind
*    ,' this*, whirewear still better value.
SALE   COMMENCES   AT   8:30   SHARP  ,
Coi'iie early and get a good selection
STRICTLY    CASH
MRS.   E.   TODD
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Depew, Macdonald
& McLean Co., Ltd.
*"  7
Fixtures,  Light
and Bell
Wiring,   Etc.
Phone 61
Fernie
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HEAD   OFFICE: 8 KING ST., WEST,   TORONTO
Open a savings account in tlio naiiuhot'
your young son. Wc will lend Iiim a
small metal bank to help him save for
himself.
Full compound interest paid twiee a
year on deposits of one dollar or more. *
\
W.
FERNIE BRANCH
C.  B.  Manson
Q
Manager
4fe'4B'Q)4]X&-i&<S&'4
Fernie Opera House
G. L. TASCHEREAU, MANAGEK
Moving
Picture
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Entire
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of Views
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To purchase Just the goods you want now at considerably less
than the regular prices. We have odds nnd ends In the following lines which we want to clear out before the season Is entirely over. On some Items tho price Is cut In half, while on
others the reduction Is smaller, but every line offered represents
exceptional value.
SCREEN   DOOR8 AND WINDOWS
POULTRY NETTING
1 ONLY REFRIGERATOR
FISHING  TACKLE   INCLUDING JUST 6 RODS
GRASS  CATCHERS,
ICE CREAM FREEZERS
SICKLES, SCYTHES
LAWN  8HEAR5,  ETC,
Most of theue lines nre sampled in oiir  windows
Come In and let us quote you,
this      week.
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HARDWARE
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THE: DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,   B.C. SEPTEMBER 11 1909
A REVOLTING
MURDER
CASE
Dismembered Body of a
Young Woman was
seen in Creek
DETROIT, Sepc. 9—Bloodless; from
the ruthless knife of a murderer and
shrunken by several days immersion
in the waters of Kcorso Creek the dismembered body of Miss Maybellc McMillan,' 27 years old of Ann Arbor,
Mich., lies in the county morgue, a
pitiable exhibition of human brutality.
The state has charitably drawn a
shroud over ihe wasted human fragments so that-(jmlous spectators, who
enter do not see that aponion of the
lower part of tho trunk of the unfortunate girl is still missing. While do-
.ferniinecl men are dragging Ecorse
Creek night and day in the hope of
discovering (ho remaining portion of
■ihe girl's body ihe police of Wayne
and Mashtonawana counties and the
police of Ann Arbpi and Detroit are
unfailing in a desperate endeavor to
solve tho mystery of Miss McMillan's
murder.
Miss .Martha Jlenning of, 289'Cass
avenue, Detroit, a former schoolmate
of the .McMillan girl, made the identification and after prolonged questioning of her, the officers left hurriedly
for the university town, acce_mpanied
by    Harry'McMillan, brother of the
dead girl.
Sheriff Gaston and his deputies refused to give out definitely the clue
they'were working on but most of the
questions put to Miss Helming were
concerning Mabelle's physical condi
tion, as the. mutilated body leads the
authorities to believe the cutting was
done by someone Well acquainted with
surgery.   ' -       '
Upon this point .Miss Henning was
unable to throw -iny light.
The county physician is now inclined to think that the=girl was strangled
to death before her legs arms and head
were cut. off.
Tho    lioad    and limbs wore found
~so\ve(i^iri—tlie-same—kin(l"Of"*"burlap~bag-
as the one in'which thc trunk'  was
found.
Following tho identification, Miss
Henning told how Maybellc had come
to Detroit to visit her three years ago,
Miss Henning is employed in a grocery
■ store and during Miss McMillan's stay
she kept on with her work. The last
words of Maybelle to her were uttered i.xvq weeks ago Friday morning.
"If I am' not hero when you return
to Detroit don't worry," said May*
belle, "for I am going over to see my
cousin on Lilliberdge street and may
remain there."
It, has since been learned that tlio
victim had never reached the'homo ol
ber cousin. When she loft. Miss
Jloimlnis's room, she left all of her
clothing except what she had on nt
the time. None of tho clothing ban
been found,
Chief of Uoteclivos McDonnell expressed himself its satisfied that the
young woman could throw little light
ou tlio murdor of her friend.
wholesale lumber dealers did not regard Fernie district 'as an important
source of supply. The timber it
produced was consumed on the spot
and in Saskatchewan. If one could
imagine a devastating forest firo in
the coast district'then the lumber, men
would be vastly concerned, but* thoj
precipitation is so great aud frequent
in that district that a similitude of
the Fernie disaster may be regarded
as impossible.
The coal • interests of Canada view
the march of the fires in eastern British Columbia with.much more concern
than the big lumber dealers do. Fer-"
nie was in the southwestern part of
what is called the Alberta coal district
which extends from the Lesser Slave
Lake in latitude 56 to the international
boundary line, and is 400 miles long
by nearly 200 broad. About Fernie and
Frank it. is locally known as the Crows
Nest Coal field.
The toilers among Fernie's population of G000 were cli'iefly coal miners.
On most of the maps published the
place will not be found. It is on the
Elk river, a branch of the Kootenay,
and is 125 miles south of Banff, forty
miles north of the international line,
and eighty east of the Kootenay lake,
Fornie will.not have been visited by
forest, fires in vain. The disaster dl-.
rects0atiention to the rapid development of the mineral wealth of the Canadian Rockies, where towns spring
up in a night, as it were," to the
confusion of the map maker.
Fernie will rise from its wood ashes
a city of brick and stone, for capital
will take no more chances with forest
fires; and as the world learns of tho t0
progress and promise of a region!
where silver lead ores are to be found
not far away from coal deposits and
gold nuggets in the next county, its
development will proceed with giant
strides."
FUR ROBBERY
ATHABASCA
LANDING '..
Theives Secure a $15,000
Bunch of Skins in
Warehouse
THE SENATOR'S TICKET
A-newly elected senator was on liis
way to Washing':'..-! Ho "was '-...inking great thinks when the i-oiido* to*-
came into the car with his characteristic "Get your 'tickets ready" The
senator then began ito fumble in one
pocket, then another. When the
conductor came to him he was still on
thc search for hi* ticket." ■
"Did you have it when you go on?"
inquired (he conductor somewhat impatiently.
"Of course I did. This isn't my
first trip."
"Well then you could not' have lost,
it."
"Couldn't have, lost it?" replied the
irate politician. "I-I ll, I lost a bass
drum once." ' '
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EDMONTON, Sept. 9—A daring
robbery, the first of any seriousness recorded in the north, of from $10,000 to
$15,000 worth of furs, the property of
Hislep and Nagle, stored in a warehouse at Athabasca Landing; took
place- during the latter part of last
week. The authorities are at work
on the case and Chief of Police Lancey
and Detective Sorgt. Brooks have
gono north in a motor boat but so far
as is known they liave no trace of tho
thieves.
The furs stolen consist of threo
packs of miscellaneous furs, and 35
silver fox skins in a trunk. Silver fox
skins alone are each worth, from ?300
to $400. The furs were brought down
the Landing some, days ago and
were being kept thore preparatory to
being shipped Ho Edmonton. They
were in a storehouse into which an
entrance was forced.   ■• ■   ■
aa. * S
„ It is not definitely known' what
night tho ■ robbery took place as the
goods had not been examined for some
days before the discovery that * they
were'missing was made. The thieves
may have thus obtained several days
start and it is possible that they are
now some distance down the rive'r toward Fort Murray.
This is the first robbery of any consequence that has been reported from
the north.
Despite the fact that thousands .of
dollars worth of furs are transported
yearly, and are frequently exposed to
would be thieves, no instance is recorded of a similar case to the present,
one.
AN APPEAL FOR FUNDS.
THE   FOREST   FIRES   IN   BRITISH
COLUMBIA
Ttonriors   nf   the     District.       T.eriirei*
Earl Grey Opens Granville
Sreet Bridge—Lady
,   Grey Assisted
, VA.NCOUVIilR, Sept, 7—Earl Grey
(his morning' opened for traffic tho
new $500,000   bridge over False Creek |
know something ofthe heartless traffic   in young girls for immoral purposes, carried on by abandoned wret-
; dies of both sexes, who do not scruple
to traffic in guiltless'   and weak humanity.     Hon. E. W. Sims of\ Chicago
believes that thero are'not less than
j G.OOO foreign girls imported and sold
! into this traffic annually In tho Unit-
jed States and Canada, and probably
three- or four times as many native
born  girls  find   their  way   into  the
same hopeless life of vice.     And all
to lino  tho  pockets  of  the  wealthy
traffickers' in womon. ■
Two comparatively poor women recently sent in oach $5, the one to Hov,
Dr, Carman and the, other to tho Rev,
i Dr.  Shenror, president and-secretary
mw
cream of tartar, derived solely
itora grapes.- All the ingredients
of Dr* Price's Baking Powder
are printed on the label. They
are pure, Healthful and proper.
When baking powders are peddled or
demonstrated, examine their labels. You
will find they are not made from cream
of tartar.   You  ; don't want them
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i      __  : ■     -i
Sunday School Questions
•np   On the Lesson by the. Rev. Dr. Linscott for the International
Newspaper Bible Study Olub.
DR. WRIGLESWORTH, D. D. S.
DENTIST.
Office: JohnsOn-Faulkner Block.
Hours 9-12; 1-5;- 6.30-1.30.  Phone 72
.--'.'*   I
•ernie
8. C.
W.  R.  ROSS-K.C.   *.
Barrister  and Solicitor
** **
Fernie; B. C. Canada.
L. P. Eckstein
D. E. McTaggart
., ECKSTEIN & McTAGGART
BARRISTERS, SOLICITORS,' ETC.
Cox Street
Fernie B. C.
F. C. Lawe Alex..I. Fisher
LAWE & FISHER
ATTORNEYS
Fernie, B.. C.
H, W.   HERCHMER
Barrister and Solicitor
T. BECK BLOCK FERNIE B.C.
DR. J. BARBER, DENTIST
Office Henderson Block, Fernie B.C.
Hours 9 to 1; 2 to 5; C to 8.
Residence 21 Viotoria Ave.
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SEPTEMBER 12 1909
Missionary
nt Granville sireeLJliooflrst complot-
bridge
respectively of (ho Moral, and Social
Reform Council of Canada, which has
! undoi'taUon tho laudablo and difficult
task of fighting this horrible      traffic.
From ilie Now York Sun of August
r., IH0K,
Tlio first Inipn.'hhloii \vu get fiom
accounts of Hie forest fires Hint have
destroyed Ferule, .Michel, and oilier
I owns In llrltlsli Columbia Ih tlmt the
district df'KOliili'd by flumes depended
mainly upon tin- cuniiig of timber for
lis prosperity. While IIhto were ex-
tensive forests lu the mountains* about
I'Vrilln ihey did not contiili) ninny uf
llio trees most, wined by lumbermen.
These trees grow iibiliiilniitly 111 the
humid roast region of llrltlsh Coliim-
liln—tlio Douglas or yellow fir, n
giant lliai KiinicilnicH yields 2"i.ooo feel
of rnere/iiiiiiulile lltnlirr; llio red cod-
,ir, of which the liulliiii nuiltcs eiiuoeii,
mul Uic sell lor bullilii his liriiisi', nnd
which Die iiiIIIh linn Into shingles; the
yellow cypiess, u very durable wood
ed structure of tlio $2,000,000
program of the city.    ■. |
Lady   Grey assisted In cutting Hu7 	
ribbons strung across Ihe span. In Iho!    T,,ls cmuH'U ls l«t«"lcMminliiiilloiiiil
civic   address mention    was made of, «"■'■ rop«'HctitH-Tho Church ol   Kim-
land ln Canada, lho Methodist church
ho   I-rosbylorliiii   eliurcli
Karl    Grey's faith in tlio province as,
shown through his purchase of a fruit;111   f-,inn,-»-
ranch In the up country as well ns his '•* Cmw]"' lho ""PHhI church In Can
leilor lo iho premier, praising without
stint. Dw. bounties of the country lu
tlio vicinity of Windermere.
ItoplyliiK to iIui address,Karl Grey
said Ihnl the advance mndo by Vancouvor since bis last, visit In 18!)fi was
such as would indicate Mint In tho
course of tlino tin1 city would hnconin
one of the foreinoHl Iji'Mie eiillro empire,
Iln expressed hope for tlio establish-
and, tlio CoiiRrogiilloni'l church In Canndn, lho Trndos nnd Labor Coiirvohh
of Citniiiln, tlio Dominion (IriniKO nnd
Knrmors' association and tho Salvation Army,
Aro thorn nol coinilless other wo-
'men, ns well us men, tliroiinhnnl Can*
iadii, who would esteem lt n prlvllogo
I lo have a similar slinro In this humane
Innd much needed work? If so, money mny bo sent to, nnd will be duly
ment of lho all rod route which would
brliiM, llrlllsh possessions closer logo-
Uier for their innliinl benefit such n'i
pin ii hnvliiH ureal promise for Vancouver, which would ho (lie I'adfle port
oi' the Dominion.
iwknowleilKcil by the treasurer, Mr,
Henry Moylo, or Mm necrotnry, Hov.
Dr, Sheuror, olther of whom may be
1 addressed nl •111." Confederation Life
j HulldliiH*, Toronto, These Kent lemon
Iami those iiRsoiialiMl with thom,   are
Id
f.-rrhw to llm IiIrIi school cadets <"•'»« llllH wor-{ "n,l,,"->r
who nc.li'il iis bin escort In lho pnriiile
Karl Grey strotiKly eoniiiieiided the or*
nuinoriitlon.
without ro*
*,
(Imi. Im In I'Vi'ii ,;nnii'i* demand Hum • niinlxnDtui, sayim; Hint un tlw fiiliii'o of
lho lio'unliis fir; iln* Western while' i,i1(. i-mpl'/e and Imperial MiIiik*' rested
piin>, \s iii.li iiiiui,-. In *,t in tlii' lain;* * upon .wiiiilm ll w.i.-. in*i i sniiry Id train
purls nt Mm* Chum i,iui;.'. ami Mn- Mi-ii■' 111>-iti in loyalty so that lln-y"tnlKhl be
•/.Ies KpiiH'i'. Mn' linllspi'iisiibli' live for' nidc |() mule* prucilciil use of the
■lb'* luiiil'i-r ili'dliw nml Hn' iiiiiiinfjii-liir*- inilulin,' Du-y received If llio Mini- of
er of ilum-*,   ■■.linlow  i.hhIk'.i. sludvliii*   m ed  i-wi' ciiuie,
Lord HlraMicoiri and pnriy had n
iiniruw I'Hi-npe from a serious accident
diiiilu; iniu   i.i i hi   x.,i.   ../ ,..,   ,,, ,■ ,
and  lm el lm* I'lnMilii/'.
Till'   Kl'i'lit   foli-hlri Ol'  Dii'V
■   IrceS  lie
tiiOl 114   ( I"'   • UilM   illlil   < mt ii<
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lor.       Ai   He'   .'*.iji)i    tlm'1
Hli       tire.-,
ini'iii loii"'l   ore   nil   found
ill    limited
Wiille ln-iir Ve.'iion ihe putty wen
e)i*ertalii''il bv bi-liiK taken oui  In u i
niii'ibi'i', alone; iln-  rlwr valleys ump (nilyho on n drive nfioin tin- Hiirrotlinl-
upon Mi" iiioiiniiilii ilopes of eastern  in^ country,
  • r  i*   ,
(.1 n i.i.,    ^ „  ,  ;.,.,.   . .    n.. ....... i    .    ■.     .     •
situated,
Kin" specimens of Hn* red cednr or
1,-1,-int arbor vlliie occur In Hi" Selkirk
und I'urcell riiti'.M'S, as also of the
liemloel, or ADittUu pine; but the
ir","fn! tne Hi.'ii -iliniindM ukihi In ens-
tern Hiiiish, *"iil(i*iiliii. Ih Uic Kiwi-
rn.ii'fi  'tini'i'   ',vti!'li .'iN.'ilti^ n liolmlii
ill    Kill   fee! .
It wan In Kreut ili-nnuid by the con-
hirudins ol the Canadian l'.irifir Uy.
iik they iHiM.til tbelr Iiim ucni.-.*; Mie
HWiiriinfrt '!. ilc.s.      .VevrMwIeyu Iln*
non, was ilrlvhm. The horses beciimo
fiinbleiied and not beyond tho'Yoiitiol
of iln* driver. Wlillo untnu down n
sleep bill Mr. Mr-Raw remembered n
laI'K" stone at the foot, nud to avoid
flic possibility of HlrlKliit,' It he turned
lb" lean) Into u fence, overtiiiiiiiiK tbo
tnllvlin.
All tie* nuTulieis of Mi" I'.'iny "Aero
thrown out, Loul StraMicoiial'esdtp-
jiiK with hIIkIii brul.ii s. Mi. .M"*-nw
wax tlio worst Injured of Hie pany,
hit h'K bi'lnti brnbeii.
When troubled with fall
rashes, eczema, orany skin
disease apply Znm-Buk!
SurprUipg how quickly it caict
tho imartinft aud dtinglng t Quickly
rurfli bruiui, cuts, burnt, end
diMin,-} iorci.
Zom*Duk ii made from pure
licib.il cuencM. No animal fats-
no ml.ter.il potions. Finest healer I
tifiijjull   u.l Stor/i tttryti'\trl.
Close of Paul's Third
Journey.—Acts 21:  1-17.
Golden Text—The will of the Lord
be done. Acts, 21 14.
Verses, 1-3—Where was Paul bound
for?     , j o  '
Had Paul clearly received Divine in
striictions to go to. Jerusalem or was
he simply gratifying his own desires?
(See Acts 20:' 1G, 22-23.)
If a devoted man has a longing to
go to a place, or to do a thing, is it
safe for him to conclude that the
longing, is of God? ' .
Because there is danger involved in
"a^ouTne"y~"or"~hir~enterprise— inmoiF*
nection with our religion should we
allow our chivalry* to be the incentive
for us to undertake it? '""
Is there any.'ground for the opinion that good men liave sometimes
rushed unnecessarily into a great
danger?   '•
'- Verse 4. If Christians had-to tarry
in a town, should thoy hunt tip the
followers of Jesus?   .,
If thoso disciples were told through
the Spirit that Paul should not go up
to Jerusalem wliy did ho not heed
them?
If thero Is no record that Paul had
a direct .call from God to go up to
Jerusalem; would that, taken in connection with what theso disciples satd
Indicate that Paul was doing wrong
in going? '*'
Is there danger that good men may
be led by pious Impulses to do unwise things which they'couid be saved
from If they waited to cool off, and
to get the mind "of God? (Thls^ques-
tion must be answered In writing by
members of the club,)
If It, should provo that Paul was
wrong in Bolng to Jorusalem, which
finally-led to his martyrdom, would
thnt In any way lessen our respect for
lilm or lessen, his Influonco upon the
world ?
Vorsos n-7—Sliaultl tho children
always bo-lnkento church and to nil
religious giitliorlngs?
Should a company of Christians
when bidding good byo to ono another
on tho wharf, or uf tho railway station fuel ns I'reo lo not down on lliolr
knees nnd pray as thoy do lo stand
nud Kliiiko hands?
Why Is It. that Christ Inns aro not
ns willing io bo seen tnlklng to Clod
or prnylng on tho street, ns lhoy uro
lo bo   talking to thoir follows?
Versos 8-D—Who was Philip, nnd
for what one thing In ho distinguished
In this gospel story?
Hhould Christian parents train tliolr
children from Infancy to know God, to
ho skilful In prayer, In faith, nnd In
good works?
Is there nnl ii way for parents lo
trnln their children so Ihnt tho promise cnn bo realized with absolute cor*
tiilnly In .Joe) ti'.'2fi "Your sons niul
your ilniixhli'i'S shall prophesy,"
Which Is iho inns! desirable, lo have
a sou or n (Inuuhter noted for spirit*
ii*\lti** 'i,l,i i<mi*,V i-ni-lii" ov fnv ninriev
nuiklue?
Verses ll-lli: Did Mils noted prophot
Agnbtis (See Acts 11: 27*28) Join with
the rest of Mio saints in saying, that
llm Holy Hplrlt lohl them that Paul
nnntit not lo en tn Jerusalem?
Is thoro uny wny lo t'oiifilslenlly
suppOHO Mint both piu'tlei' lo thin loving controversy worn right?
Hupposo AgabiiH and thn others were
right In perRiuulIng Paul not to go to
Jerusalem, but that Paul still thought
be oinOit lo ko, what would lm Vutil's
duly In Dw clrcitniRinnceH?
If n uooil mntt says ho has a message from God for us, nro we under
obligation to obey whether onr consciences concur or not?
Veri-eH 13-17—Cnn you recall In nil
history a greater example of fortitude
and bravery than here displayed by
Paul?
■ Lesson for   Sunday, Sept. 19th. 1909
Review.
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Review
Golden Text for the Quarter.—So
mightly grew the Word of God and
porrailed.—Acts xix:20. ;  -
- The following review 'can be used
as a complete lesson in itself or as a
review of the eleven preceding ' lessons. * ■       ' .*:
.The _ date and title of each lesson
nm1_\v1iei*p   fniinrl,   Hip 'flnldp-n.     Tp-rt
and only one question from each'lesson follow:
July 4—
Acts xv:36 to xvi: 15 Paul's Second
Missionary Journey—Antioch, to Plill-
ippi. Golden Toxt Acts xvi:9. Come
ovei* to Macedonia and help us.
Verses 37-39—If a man shows lack
of courage, or (act, or faithfulness, In
one position, does that in any measure
disqualify him from getting another,
or from success when In another position? , , ' . , ' ,.
July 11—
Acts xvl:16-'10. Paul's Second Missionary Journey, Tho, Philippian Jailer:
Goldon Text Acts xvi:31. Relieve on
tho Lord Jesus Christ and Thou shall
bo saved. ■
Verso 10—In what class do you put
thoso Who, knowingly, either directly
or Indirectly,    profit, by the sins of
fnllon women?,
July 18:
Acts xvll; MS. Paul's Second Missionary Journoy-—Thossalonlcn and
Huron. Goldon Toxt: Psalm J10:IJ.
Thy word havo I hid in my heart that
r might not sin against thee.
Vorso 2—Is lt necessary for us lo
adopl. all Paul's opinions, deductions,
and prognostications, In order to bo
well pleasing to God?
July 25
Aols xvi!: 115-3J. Paul's Second Missionary Journoy—Athons. Goldon
Text: John ivi'JI, God Ih a Spirit,
and thoy thnt worship lilm must worship lilm In spirit tind In truth. .
Verse 18—Which brings the more
lasting happiness and develops the
nobler character and why, the Epicurean plilloBophy, a life devoted to
the pleasure of sense; or the 8tolo,
Christian philosophy, a life devoted to
the B&rvico of others, and to self*
donlal? (This question must be answered In writing by members of the
club,)
August 1
• Acts xvlllil-'i'J, Closo'df Paul's See-
nud Missionary .Iniirney. Golden Toxt
.John .\vl;;i;;, In Mm world yo have
tribulation, but bo of good cheer; I
havo overcoino Mm world.
Verses H-'.l A -joodly proportion nf
the iiienibershlp of tho church lmvo
(lie nlilllly lo pre.'ifh; ought not this
ability to bo dovolopod, thus giving
to ovory local eliurcli several preach*
el'H     Wilt)  vutlid  lii tilt*.,   (tn:   lia;...,,'ii,'.ri
between thom, paying only ono a sal*
nry, who would thws have plenty of
tlino to act as pastor?
August 8
1 Thess. v:l'l-\11 Paul's Insiruciknis
to thn Tliessaloiiliins. Golden Toxt:
I TIichh. v:l!i. flee that none rondcr
evil for evil unto nny man; hut over
allow that which Ih good. ,
Verso 21—Can tho renl truth over
be iv hurt lo a truo. man, and chottM
not such « mn» ho as glnil lo t-hangn
hU opinions, when, lw fiutla ho te
wronfc, ns to chnngo u worn out garment for it new one?
August 15
Acts xvlH.2,1 io xix: 22—l'nnl'B 3rd
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Bankhead No. 29—Thos. Bradley
Bellevue  No. 431—R. Livett.
Park    Local    1387.—W.
Canmore
Angeli.
' Coleman,
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No. 2633—William   .Gra-
Carbonado No. 2688—James Hewitt.
Cardiff No. 2378—A. Hammond.
I. Cardiff No. 279—F*. K. St. Amaht
Corbin  No. 2877—A. Hamilton
Edmonton   City   No  2540—A.   Matthews,  P.O. 1314. ■-■--.-*.
Edmonton No.
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Missionary Journoy—ICphosus, Golden Toxt: Acts xix: 17. ho namo of tlio
Lord Josus was magnified.
Vorso 28—Why Is It that Ciod has
ciiiidltlono*! nil o\(ensloii of luininn
proRTOSB nnd botlermont, IiicIiuIIiik
salvation llsolf, upon tho zeal, ability
and goodness ot those who already
enjoy Its benefits?
August 22
Acts xlx:2£ to xx:l, Paul's Third
Missionary Journey—Tho Wot ln lOph*
osus. .Goldon Toxt, II (jtar. xll:0, Uo
snld unto mo, My I'rnco Is sufficient
for thoo; for my strength Is mado
perfect In wonlmoss,
Voiwh 23*27! When tho koiiomI welfare of tho peoplo Is Injured hy tho
business of tho fow, Is II or not, lho
duty of tho state to iimliu Hiieh businoss HlOKiil?
August 2D
I Cor. xlll: 13. J'uul on Christian
Love', flohlon Toxt: I Cor. xlll: 13.
Now nblilnth faith, hope, lovo, thoso
three; hut tho ri'oiiIohI of theso Is
love,
Verses 4*7—Why Is It that   lovo
tends to promote put lento, poiiieuohs,
(-.iudiiotitt. K<.'ii(ii'.ik.i-..-.* liiiinlJi.7 ,md ■-»■
ory othor virtue?
September 5
Acts xx;2-38: J-mil's Third Missionary Journoy: Varowi'lls. Goldon
'Icm; I'niil, i\;-ii'i. \ imi iui uki tiniitmri
MirouKli Christ, which BtreiiRthonoth
mo.
Vorsos 7*12—Why Is It tlmt eliurcli
members will listen, unwearied, for
houi-H, to n political flpcoeh, and not
tired nf even ft. Krind sermon. If It
lasts JoiiRor Minn thirty mlniitcs?
(September 12
Acta xxlM-17. Closo of Paul's Third
Missionary Journoy. Golden Toxt:--*
Arts xxl:14. Tho will of tho Lord
he do?io.
Fernie No. 2314—D. Rees.
Frank, No. 1263—Walter Wrigley., *
Hosmer No. 2497—J. W. Morris
Hillcrest, No. 1058—J.  O. Jones
Kenmare  N.D.'.No.  2850—J.     E.
Lansberry.
Lethbridge No.  574—Mike Plllshak
Lille No. 1233—J. T Griffith
Maple  Leaf  No. 2829—J.   Bonacci.
(via Bellevue)
Merritt Local Union, No. 2627—Chas
Brooks,
Michel No. 2334—Chas. Garner
' Middlesboro 872--W.  N.  Reid
Passburg 2352—Miles Isltt.
Royal Collieries   No, 2589—Charlcc
Smith.
Roche Percee No. 2672—Lachlan Mc*
Quarrle.
Strathcona No, 2155—Allen Shaw
Tabor No. 102—Wm, Russell
Taber No. 1959—Wm. McClare,
Taylorto\i,' No.  2648—H.   Potter,   '
Woodpecker     No,    2299,—Willinm
Lowe. .  •
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Versos 8-D—• Should Christian pnr-
on Is trnln lliolr children from Infancy
to Hnow God, lo ho Blillful in prayer,
lu faith nnd In good worlis?
Losson for Buiiday, September 2C—
Temperance Lessons 1 Cor. x 23-33.
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NOTICE
NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to the Creditors' Trust' Deeds
l*Vct, 1901, and Amending Aots; Alexan-
' der A. Gillespie, carrying-on. business
as a merchant in the city of Fernie; in
the Province of British.. Columbia, did,
on the-. 7th day of September, 1909, assign all his personal estate, credits
and effect^ which may be seized and
• sold undor execution to Cornelius E.
Lyons of .the said City of'Pernio, accountant, for the benefit of bis creditors. ■ -  ' i  ' '
And notice is hereby given that a
meeting "of the creditors bf the said
debtor will be held' in the office of
Messrs'. Eckstein & iMcTaggart, Eck-
stein building,, Fernie, li. C, on the
21st day of September, 1909," at the
hour o£ four o'clock in tlie afTcrnooii.
All persons having claims against
■ the said debtor aro required to forward particulars of the same,,, duly
verified, to the assignee at. Fernie, 12.
C, on or before the Oth day of October 1909. ■       '    '
And notice is hereby given that, after that date the assignee will proceed
to distribute the proceeds of tho.,estate, having regard only lo the claims
of which he shall have received notice,
and he will not bo responsible for the
assets or any part thereof so distributed..to any person or persons ,of whose
debt he ~shn!l not then have, received
. notice, . '   *-*■  .,
'   Dated this'Sth day of September, A.
, D.' 1909.- ' '.'"■.
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"Marie Zerkovitch calls me! I must
go at once," sbe said. "I expect aion-
seigneur is awake." Sbe hurried off,
with a nod of farewell.   ■
Dunstanbury stayed a little while on
the wall, smoking a cigarette, and then
went down into the street The door
of the guardhouss was shut. All was
very quiet as be passed along to the
market place, where the inn was situated. He went up to his room overlooking tlie ..street, and, taking off .his
coat only, flung himself on the bed.
Ho ■ was miiided thus to await Basil
Williamson's return with news of the
king, but tbe excitement of the day
had wearied him. In ten minutes he
was sound asleep.
Uo wns aroused by Basil William-
sou's hand on his shouldei\ The young
doctor, a slim built, dark, wiry follow!
looked very weary and sad7
. "How has it gone?" nsked Dunstanbury, sitting up.
"It's been a terrible night. I'm glad
you've had some sleep. Lie awoke after an ahour. The hemorrhage had set
lu again. 1 had to tell him it was a
thousand to one against lilm. He sent
for her and made mo leave them alone
together. There was only ono other
room, aud I waited there with a littlo
woman—a Mme. Zerkovitch—who cried
terribly. Then ho sent for Lukovitch,
.who seems to be the ,cbief man In the
place.   Presently Lukovitch went away,
Caclgary
Cattle
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Bacon, Hams, Fish,
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Butter
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"Will you have Sophia a for your
king?"'
"Sophia for our king!" they cried.
Lukovitch raised bis ,sword again..
All raised swords or hands. The solemn words "God bears us!" were spoken from evei*y mouth. Lukovitch turned * to Sophy and handed his drawn
sword to her. , Sho took it' Then she
knelt down aud kissed the, king's lips.
Rising toi her feet again, shp stood for
a moment silent, looking over the
thronged market square. Yet she'seemed hardly to see. Her eyes were vacant
At last she raised ihe sword to her lips,-
kissed It. and then hold it high in the
air.
"It was inbnseigneur's wish. Lot us
avenge hlin!   God bears me!"
"God bears •yon!" came all the voices.
, The ceremony was finished. Six men,
-took up the board on which the king
lay, carried it'down from the rostrum
and along the street to the guardhouse.
•Sophy followed, and her friends walked after her. ' Still sbe scorned as
though In a dream. Her volco had
sounded absent, almost unconscious.
She was pale as death save for the red
star.
Following hor dead, she passed out
of sight Immediately the crowd began to disperse, though most of tho
mon with arms gathered around Lukovitch and seemed to await his orders.
Basil Williamson moved away from
the wlmjow, with n heavy sigh, and a
gesture of dejection.
"I wish we could get her safe out of
it," he said. "Isn't it wonderful, her
being hero?"..
" "Yos, but I'd forgotten that." Dunstanbury was still by the window. He
had been thinking that his service now
would uot be to inoiiseigneur. Yet'no
doubt Basil had mentioned the wisest
form- of- service. Sophy's own few
words—the words for which sbe cited
ITeaveu's witnoss—hinted at another.
But Basil had recalled his mind to
the marvel. „ Moved as he had been by
his talk with Sophy and even more by
the scene which bad just been enacted
before his eyes.' his face lit up with a
smile as he looked across to Basil.
"Yes'.' old fellow—wonderful! Sophy
Grouch!   Queen of^Kravonia!   It beats
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. "It's pretty nearly as dreary," said
Basil, with a discontented grunt. ■
"I find it pretty nearly as exciting,"
'■Dunstanbury said, "and I hope for a
- happier. ending.    Meanwhile"—lie hue-
mission," be said, decisively to Captain
Markart The captain forbore to "remind him how It was that Mistiteh bad
been sent on one.--'The way in which
the colonel expressed his opinion made
it clear that such a reminder would not
!,be welcome..
The coterie which had engineered the
' revolution was set at sixes and sevens
by its success, The destruction of their
common enemy' was also the removal
of their common Interest Sophy at
Volseni did .not seem a peril real enough
or near enough to bind them together.
Countess Ellenburg wanted to be regent. Stenovics.was for a council, with
himself in the chair. Stafnitz thought
himself the obvious man to be commandant of Slavna. Stenovics would
have agreed—only it was necessary to
keep an "eye on Volseni! Now, if he
were to be commandant while the
colonel took the field with a small, bnt
picked, force! The colonel screwed up
his mouth at that. "Make Praslok your
headquarters and you'll soon bring the
sheepskins to their,'senses," Stenovics
advised insidiously. Stafnitz preferred
headquarters at Suleiman's tower: He
was not sure that'coming bad; from
Praslok with «*i small force, however
picked,' would be quite as easy as going.there.
In the back of both men's minds thero
was"a bit of news whicli had just come
to li'and. The big guns bad been delivered and were on their way to Slavna, coming down the Krath in barges.
.They were consigned to the commandant. . Who W0s thnt important oflleei-
now to be?
When thieves fall out honest men
come by their own. The venerable say-
lug Involves one postulate—that there
shall be honest men to do it. ■ In high
places in Slavna this seemed to be a
difficulty, and it is not sp certain tbat
Kravonia's two great neighbors to east
and west quite filled tbe gap. These
powers wero exchanging views now.
They were mightily shocked at tho
way Kravonia bad been going on.
Their ministers bad' worse colds than
any of the other ministers, and their
press- had a great deal to say about
civilization and such liko topics. Kra-
1 vonia was a rich country, and its geographical position was important Tbe
history of the world seoms to show
that* the standard of civilization and
morality demanded of a country depends largely on its richness and tbo
importance of its geographical position.
The neighbor on tlie west had plenty
of mountains, but wanted some fertile
plains.. The neighbor on the cast had
fertile plains adjacent to the Kravonian
frontier and would like to hold the
mountain line as a protection to them.
A farseoing statesman' would have discerned how important correct behavior
was to the interests of Kravonia! The
groat neighbors began to move In tbe
nintter, but they moved slowly. They
had to see that their own keen sense of
morality was not opposed to ,tlie keen
sense of morality of other great nations. The right to feel specially riut-
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monseigneur's wish.    Let us
•    avenge him I. Qod hears nie/'V
and I went back to the king.   I found
Iiim terribly exhausted.   She was there,
sitting by him iind whispering to him
now and then. She seemed calm. Presently Lukovitch came back.   The Zer-
kovitcbos and the German man came
too.   They all camo ln—tbo king would
uot hear my objections—and with them
camo a priest • Ami then and there the
king married her!    She spoke' to nobody except to me beforo the service
began, and then she only said, 'Monselgneur wishes It'   I waited till the
sorvlco wns done, but-1 could hear no
more.     I   went   outside   while   they
shrived him, but I was called back hurriedly.   Then tho end camo very soon—
In less than half an hour.   Uo sent everybody away except hor and me, and
when I had done nil that was posslblo
I went ns far off as I could Into tho
corner of tho room.   I came back at n
call from hor just boforo ho died.   Tho
man was looking extraordinarily happy, Dunstanbury."
"They wero married?"
"Oh, yes.   It's all right, I suppose-
not that lt seems to mattor much now,
does It?   Put on your cont nnd como to
tho window.   You'll seo a sight you'll
remember, I think."
' Together they went to tho window.
Tho sun  hud risen from behind tho
mountains nud (looded tho city with
light   Tho morning nlr was crisp nnd
fragrant Tho market pfneo wns thronged with peoplo—men lh lino In front,
womon, girls nnd boys In n mass bo*
hind,    Thoy woro nil absolutely quiet
nnd silent,   Opposlto whero thoy woro
wns n raised platform of wood, reached
by steps from lho ground,   It was a
rostrum for tho uso of thoso who sold
goods by unction In tho mnrkot   A
lionrd on trestles had boon laid on this,
nnd on tho honrd wns stretched, tho
body of tho king.    At his foot stood
Lukovitch,    nohlnd   woro  Max   von
Hollbrandt, Zerkovitch nnd Mnrlo.  At
tho king's head stood Sophy, nnd Potor
Vnssip kuolt on tho ground bosldo hor,
IiIho stood llko n statue, whito nnd still,
hut DutiHtntihtiry could soo tho ml star
glowing.
Lukovitch seemed to hnve beon spunking, although tho sound of his volco
Imd uot ranched them through tho
closed window of tho topmost room In
lho Inn. Ilo spoke ngnln now—not loudly, but In ii vory clenr volco.
"Thc King lion dead through troach*
ory," ho snld, "Iu Sliivim (ho flurmnn
woman rules and hur sou nud tho mon
who killed tho king, Will you hnvo
thom to rulo ovor yan, mon of Vol*
son!?"
A Auuut oi ' .*uj" diilH out, iu'iLOXxvd
ntrain hy nhs-rilute flHonre. "UiUoviMi
drew tho curved sword thnt ho woro
nnd raised It In tho nlr, All tho armed
men followed his oxmniilo, Tho rest,
with tho womon nnd young people,
raised llii'lr right hands. It was their
<iu.»-.uiii iiiculuutt Hemeii tu \v iuift»a.
"God henra hh!" snld Lukovitch, and
all the peoplo repented tho words nfter
him,
DuiiHtitubury whimpered to IIiinII, "Do
thoy mean to lln.it?" An eagerness
stirred In bin voice,
"Milton.   Ite'ti •••it'iiUlng again."
"Whom, thon, will you hnve for your
klri/r, men of VoI'omI?" niked T.ulio-
vltch. "Thero 'l* nm* on wlioso' finger
tho king linn put the silver ring of tho
balllfff. of Volsenl With hli* own hand
lio sot It Ihotv before he died—hn sot
It there when ho mmle her his queen,
tit you hnve honrd Will you hnve tho
ImlllfT nf voli-enl fur your khviV
A great ihout of "Yenr* answered
him.
The highest and hitherto unassailable peal: of the Rockies—3d :n:nf Hob-
son, has been conquered by a Canadian climber, Rev. George Kinney, a'
Methodist minister of Victoria 11. C,
according to a telegram received from
him by Mr. Donald MtTavish of the
Alpine club of Canada, this morning.
Mr. Kinney wires that he accomplished the remarkable feat, unaided on August i:: and that he bas authentic
proofs of ids ascent.
Mount Robson is approximately 1-t,-
000 feet in height and is situated on
the line of the fl. T. V. in the Yellow-
head Pass!
i
Mr. Kinney started three months
ago to climb .Mount Robson and' as
nothing had been heard from lilm and
as ho had started cut. alone it was feared that he hail perished. There were
grounds for theso fears too as he says
in his telegram that for two weeks he
was starving. Mr. Kinney is noted
for his mountain climbing feats, as
he has scaled the heights of Mount
Stephen and several other famous
peaks.
Tho-ascent of Mount Robson. has
been' attempted many times but it remained for Mr. Kinney to successfully
accomplish' the feat.
Prof. Coleman of Toronto university, essayed it twice, once in 1907,
and once in 1008, but failed both
times.
A party of (lislinguished British
scientists, including Messrs. Amery,
Mil mm and Hastings and Dr. Tempest Anderson, the last mentioned be-
ing an authority on volcanoes who
became famous in connection with bis
researches, at Mount Pelee, is even
now at Mount Robson-* trying to reach
the suinmit-.
Amery belongs to the staff of lho
London Times, while" Mumni won bis
fame as a Himalaya explore)'. Hastings was with Geoff ery Mummery at
th'e time when the latter lost his life
on Nanga Parbat in the Himalayas in
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telling to their local physician. The local physician
is pretty sure to say that he cannot do anything
without "an examination." Dr. Pierce holds that
these distasteful examinations are generally needless,   and   that   no woman,   except  in   rare   cases,  should   submit   to   them.
Dr. Pierce's treatment will cure you right in the privacy of
your own home. * His "Favorite Prescription" has cured
hundreds   of  thousands, some of them   the worst of' cases.
It is the only medicine of its kind that is the product of a regularly graduated
physician. The only one good enough that its makers dare to print its ev<*ry
ingredient on its outside wrapper. There's no secrecy. It will bear examination. No alcohol and no habit-forming drugs are found in it. Some unscrupulous medicine dealers may offer you a substitute. Don'; take it. Don't trifle
with your health. Write to World's Dispensary M-;di..a. Association, Dr. It.
V. Pierce, President, liuffalo, N. Y.,—take tew advic* received and be well.
(    -?
SUMMER   REDUCTIONS
PRICES   IN    OUR    ENTIRE    STOCK
mo-l   up  lo dsUe
fur tiii*ii tn wear
\Vu Hill oircroureulire -lurk I.i llio pulilii* i-un-1-.1 inir nf tlie
('lulliiiitf, Sluii.'.*-.lliil-;, dip*!, nml diili'i'ivo-n*.  I*'l<*.    I*!\<ii*,viIiIiij.
Tlir very In**-.! ami lip t'uli'li; Mitt-
" Formerly   Selling for SIO.00, S1G.00 ancl SI8.00
Now Sclliuf*- for SU.OO, S7.SO and 810.50
If you luij i>iir>.|iiii'.-, llio I'lUiiciii-i llc.iiiil nm! Iln* late-l Myli**,   yon imi;  -.,i\p
-.'j li>:i.i pci-runt.   (Ji|<r,i!l*i>aml \Voi!diif;nU';i'.'l Sliirt.--nl H'iIikciI jii iri-
(liu* lis* il Ilia! ami you will nl»-.-,)•-. In* ?nii-l?i*il
KEFOURY
Next In Kui'liiiu'*- Canity Store
BROTHERS
Next to Xortiii'in I Mel
received here last night that thc destruction of Soto l.a Marina, a town
in the state' of Taniaulapis, was so
complete that the whole place has entirely disappeared with t-he exception
of a few church towers that-project
above the surface of a veritable sea.
No one has been able to get closer than
a league from where the town once
stood..
Prom this point rescue parties have
noticed tents on one side of the hill
the only evidence of life now remaining.
kled the leather belt which held his re-"'
volver, around his wnlst—"I'm for some
breakfast, and then I shall go and, ask
that tall fellow'who did all the talking
If there's anything I can do for King
Sophia. By Jove, wouldn't Cousin Meg
open hor eyes?"
/ "You'll cud by getting yourself stuck
up against the wall and shot," Basil
grumbled. V,
* "If I do I'm quite sure of ono thing,
old follow—and that is that your wooden old mug will be next' lu the line or
thereabouts."
. "1 say. Dunstanbury, I wish I could
have saved hhn!" '
"So do I.   Did you .notice her faco?"
Williamson gave a scornful toss of
his head,
"Well, yos, I wns nn ass to ask that!"
Dunstnubury. admitted candidly. It
would, certainly not hnvo boon easy to
avoid noticing Sophy's faco,
At 0 o'clock, that morning Max von
Hollbrandt took horso for Slaynn. Ills
diplomatic character at onco mndo It
proper for him to rejoin his legation
•Mind enabled him to act na n messenger
wllh safety to hliiiNolf. Uo carried tho
tidings of tho death of'tho king and of
tho proclamation—of Sophy, Thero wns
no concenlmont. VoIboiiI's deflnnco to
Slnvnn was open nnd avowed, Volsenl
held that there was no truo Stofuno-
vlteh loft nnd cited the will of tho Inst
of tho royal houso ns1 warrant for Its
choice, Tho gnuntlot wns thrown down
with u royal air,
It was woll for Mux to got back to
his post. The diplomatists In Slnvnn
nnd their chiefs nt homo wero soon to
bo busy with tho nffnlrs of Krayonln.
Mlstlteh hnd struck nt tho lifo of ovon
moro thnn his king—thnt wns to bo-
como ovldont boforo mnny dnys had
passed,
STOCK QUOTATIONS
Cranbrook.
August 28
Bid
CWpW
Twcnt^lnc
I
i* Ih pci'inlsHlble to turn with hoiiio
rollof, although of a kind moro con*
genial to tho cynic (linn tlioiidmlnir
of humanity, from tho tragedy of
lovo In VoIhoiiI to Ihe comody of poll*
th'M which began to develop Itnolf In
filnvim from lho hour of tho proclamation of young A Ion In,
Tho llrHt roHiilt of this niiHplclous
ovont, following so closely on tho Initio
of Cnptnin Mlstltch's cxpodltlon, was
to give all tho diplomatists had colds,
Homo- look to their beds, othors wont
lm- u <.'}iuui;u ul' all; lint, unu unit nil Und
fluch colds na would certainly prevent
thom from accepting royal Invitations
or being proRont nt stnlo functions,
Young Alexis had a cold, too, nnd wns
coniM-nuently tumble to inme rovnl in*
vita tions or take his pnrt in -stalo functions, Countess Kllcnhurg was ovon
moro nffoclcd-Hha had lurnhngo-and
ovon Oonoral Stenovics wns advised to
keep quito riulot for a fow dnys.
Only Colonel StafiilU'ii hen lib scorned proof against tho pr-ovnlllng epidemic, lla wns coiiHtnntly to bo scon
nbout. vory busy nt tho barracks, very
busy at .Suteliiliili'n tower, vury guy iuul
chocrfiil on tho terrace of the Hotel do
Pnr In, but then ho. of tourwc-, hnd Iwn
In no wny roHponxlhlo for recent ovonts.
He was n soldier nnd had only obeyed
orders. Naturally hU lien It h wnn lene
nttecieti. Uo wns, In fact. In very good
U'lMtrfT <*ii-<>|ii when be loiichwl on poor
■"aptnln Uercules' blundering, violent
xvny*.   "Not Ihe mnn for n delicate
So in the meantime Slavna was left
to its own devices for a little longer—
to amuse itself In its .light hearted', un-
remorsoful,- extremely unconscientious
wny, and to frow.ii and shake a distant
fist at grim, gray -sad little Volseni In
tho hills. With the stern and faithful
band who mourned the dead,prince neither Stenovics nor St.-ifnitK seemed for
the moment' Inclined to try conclusions,
though each would have been glad to see
tho other undertake the enterprise; In a
military regard, moreover, they wero
right. The obvious thing, if Sophy still
held out, was to wnlt for the big guns.
When once these were In position tho
old battlements of Volsenl could stand
scarcely longer thnn the walls of Jericho. And the guns wero nt the head
of navigation on the Krath now, waiting for nn escort to convoy thom to
Slavna, Mux von Hollbrandt—too In*
significant n person to fool called upon
to have n cold—moved about Slnvnn
much amused with the situation and
highly gratified that tho fruit which the
coterie hnd plucked looked llko turning
bitter In tlieir mont lis. *
Within the pnlnee on,the river bank
young Alexis wns strutting his brief
hour vastly pleased, but Countess Ellenburg wnsnt her prayers ngnln, praying rather Indiscriminately against everybody wbo might bo dangerous—
ngalnst Sophy nt. Volsenl, ng'nlnst tho
big neighbors, whoso designs began to
bo whispered; ngalnst Stonovles, who
was lighting so hnrd for hlmsolf that
ho gavo III tlo hoed to her or to her dignity; against Stiil'nllz, who might lonvo
hor the dignity, such ns It was, but certainly, If ho established his own hu*
promnoy, would not lonvo her n shred
of powor, "Perhaps thero woro specters
nlso ngalnst whoso accusing,shades Bho
rnlsod her polltlon-lho mnn sho had
doludcd, tho man she had helped to
kill—but thnt theme seoms too dark for
llio comedy of Slnvnn. ln theso dnya.
Tho most practical slop sho took, so far
ns this world gooH, was to send a vory
Bolld sum of money to a bank ln Drcs-
don. It was not the first romlttanco
sho hnd mado from Slavna,   .
Mnllors stood > thus-young Aloxls
hnvlng boon on the throno In Rlnvna
nnd Sophy In Volsonl for ono week—
whon Lopngo ventured out from '/prkn*.
vltch'H sheltering roof. Ilo had suffer,
oil from n chill by no men iih purely
diplomatic; but, nparl from that, ho
hnd boon In no hurry lo show hlmsolf,
Ho fonrod to sow ItiiHlnlz's rnt, fnco
pouring for lilm. Hut nil wns qulot.
HtorkotT nnd Ilnslnlz wero busy with
their colonel In Rulelinnn'H tower. In
fnct, nobody took nny notico of T.opngo.
His socrot, onco so vital, was now gossip of thn mnrtrot pin on XX f "-".p fl*!*
euro. hut. ho wnH nlso out of n ultiinHnn.
lio walked Hotnowtmt forlornly Into
Rt. .MleluiPl's squaro, nnd, ns luck would
hnvo It-Lopngo thought tt vory bad
luck-Hie first mnn he rnn ngnlnst wan
Cnptnin MurUnrt. Unonny In hU con-
aclence. T^r..*.*-*-*. ♦*-i*»..i ♦*-. 4^.1, tu. -«,
.1.U'H«'-?r.J*<it the cijotnln wnn of another
(To bo continued.)
'The" Amery party left 13dmontou
early in August but no word has been
received as to 'their attempt.. . ,'
Mr. Kinney is expected to arrive in
Calgary, from Edmonton tonight or
tomorrow and. members of'the Alpine
club will meet in Mr. McTavish's offico to arrange for a suitable reception in honor of his.achievement. —
Calgary .Vows.
Aurora   Con.   '.....
Xipissing"   .'.., ,
B. C- AmvCoal ....
B.C. Copper 	
Can. Gold fields  ...
Can. Marconi ":'*"...
Con.  Smelters
Diamond  Coal   ....
Diam. Vale Coal..
Int." Coal  ...':.....
McGillivray ....'.
_XT.-„,fJwei4,,,	
^luini     uuii ...... •
Nugget gold mine.
Rambler Cariboo .
Royal Collieries' ..
Society Girl   	
Western Oil pfd...
Western Oil, ,ord. .
Veteran war scrip .
10.50
• 2 '/■
7.00'
.or."
■1.00
S5.00
. lii)
' .031/0
.75
Asked
.23
10.75
.0::
7.20
.05i/j
1.75  '
02.00
'    .5S
.ooy*:
.80'
.10,
.21
2'.S5
500.00
• 07-,-i'
.12
.28
.25
.00
2.50
550.00
MIRACULOUS
ESCAPE OF
CLIMBER
Slipped    Over    Precipice
Falling;   500   Feet
Without Hurt
ABERDEKX, Wash. Sept. 9—Plunging headlong down the rocky side of
a mountain in the Olympic range, near
Lake   Cushman   and   with  his  unconscious „bod.v   bounding  from * crag   to
jerag for a distance of fully 500 feet,
land escaping without a broken bone,
j is the experience that befell a   "man
: named Baker of this city.   ■
In     company   with   several   others,
from this city Mr. Baker climbed'the
(mountain,  Ya.    About   ■!  o'clock this
party started down and had gone but
a  l'e.K''**"sleps-..\vlipii   H:ilrni*Jrtiaj-_l>ig_r.*^a.t	
*ing and plunged over a precipice before the horrified eyes of his wife, and
•I.
TOWN WIPED OUT
Hardly a Trace Left of Former
icah Community
Mex-
■M13X1CO CITY, Sept S—Word  was
■ NOTICE
j    The public are hereby notified not
Ito pay any monies, cash, chocks, cr
! drafts for anyone on our (■'•count' except to a regular chartered bank,
Vancouver Scale and Butcher Supply Company, Stlmpson Computing
Scale Co. 21-St
others of the party. ^
■ How he came to fall he does not
know IJut he was lendercd unconscious
and in this condition his body rolled
down the mountain until it „ finally
caught in a bunch of bushes a long
i distance below,
There he lay until found by W. J.
Palinerslon wlio fully expected to find
Baker dead. With the application of
snow and ico linker was revived and
after a tlmo walked; lo camp. It wan
found necessary to lake stitches in
leh scalp wounds and linker's body is
literally pulp from head lo foot.
PaR
-VDDINHEAft
uMe§umi
A social roforni can vory woll bo In
nccord with tho IntorostB of tho ruling clnss,
It may for the moment lonvo llii'lr
Boclal domination iintonrhod, or under
certain (•ircinnslunccH, cnni|ovcn mn*
torlnlly fltrongthen It, Soclnl revolution, on tho contrary. Is from tho flrnt
Incompatible with lho ltiterentH of thn
ruling cIiihhoii, since under nil clrcunv
stances it Blgnlflos annihilation of
ll.olr pov.ur.—Kiiil KuuUky lu thu
Social Revolution, ''
'■HCIIV, 1001. it W. If.W VCiM iyew, -UUG-iMI  IKtW fOfK U!R»10 Ml, •i ■   -I -. \
THE  DISTRICT. LEDGER,  FERNIS,    B.'c.  SEPTEMBER 11 1909
For Sale: A new Goldie & McCulIoch
safe.     Apply to L. P. Eckstein.
For sale, 5 milk cows. Apply to G.
Morley, Cokato.
Wanted: An experienced giri, for
general' housework. Apply Mrs. A. B.
Trites, Howland avenue.
LOCAL  NEWS
Fishing tackle outfits at Suddaby's.
R. S. Garrett of Cranbrook was in
town Wednesday evening.
If you are a particular smoker get
"your smokes at Ingram's.  •
Get -in the game—big furniture sale
now on at the Trites-Wood Co.
Baseball, football and' tennis outfits
at Suddaby's.
A. P. Bailey was up from Baynes
this week  visiting  old' friends.
Window shades; the price is too
- small to mention at Trites-Wood Co.
Don't forget to ask for Michel beer
—the best beer made.
Geo. Taschereau left on Thursday
for Vancouver to resume his studies
for law.
If you want the best—call for Elk
Valley beer.
. Refrigerators, the kind that they use
at. the equator, from $0 up at Trites-
. Wood Co.
. Miss Florence Davis returned to Columbia   college,   Westminster   Thursday to resume her studies.
Try a caso of Klk Valley Bottled
■  beer.       $2.50  per   dozen   delivered.
Phone 79.
. Mr. Thompson, (he boy preacher of
Rossland, will occupy the pulpit of
the Baptist church tomorrow.
Beef, mutton, pork, veal, hams,-bacon, lard, etc., only of the very best.
-   Phone 41.
Miss Eleanor Bookwater of Couer
d'Alene, Idaho, is visiting in the city
tho guest of .Mrs. T. li. Whelan.
Elk Valley beer popularity known
'as Mlchol, always on top at the leading hotels.
Finest in the land—Ingram's, bath
, room.       ,    - ,
Mr. and Mrs. J. Lowe have returned
to the city after an extended trip to
the east.
Ahem, have you tasted Michel beer?
Isn't it good?
It's up to you. We are here to save
you money in furniture and stoves.
The Trites Wood Co.
.. Quite a number from here took in
the sports at Hosmer and Michel on
. Labor day.
No place in town just like it. Ingram's pool room.
The Misses Tutty are at present laid
up with typhoid fever. We hope for
their speedy recovery.
0 When thirsty "nothing but
beer for me. ■    ■
Michel
"Charles Hilchie left for Brandon last
night as ho got word to the effect that
liis wit<r"was~v"cry-5i"ciri z.—
For a good comfortable smoke get
Dorenbecker's brands. .They are
home product. ■
Mr. Bert Whimster and sister Miss
Muriel, left on Tuesday morning's Flyer for Seattle where they will spend
two weeks.
Clearing up sale at Whimster, and
Company's to make room for new
stock arriving.
Tommy Mazzanobile" bas returned
from Hosmer and is now located on
Pellatt avenue at the corner of Jaffray street.
The'annual shoot of the Kootenay
Rifles will be.held on September 26.
There are a number of trophies to be
competed for.
D. C. Corbin passed through our
city on Thursday in his private car
Moyie.. He expressed surprise at our
rapid advancement. -;-■
For cleanliness and home cooking try
Fairclough's boarding house, 179-1S0
Coal Creek, opp. football grounds.
Sunday Sept. 12, there will bo an
Oddfellows excursion to.Elko. A special train will leave at 9.15. All Oddfellows, Rebekas and friends invited.
We regret to, state ti'iat through an
error we blamed the Michel Reporter
for an item that did not appear in its
columns. We are sorry for tho error,
and retract the erroneous remark.
After the summer vacation-the Ep-
worth league of tho Methodist church
re-opens next Monday night and the
opening night will take the form of a
social to which all members and
friends are Invited.
Don't forget the opening social of
the Epworth league next Monday at 8
o'clock in the Methodist church. All
members and friends are invited. A
splendid 'program and refreshments
are arranged.
A slight fire occurred at the Waldorf
this week.' The fire was just the
cribbing of the chimney burning out,
but called out a large crowd. The brigade as usual made a,very f..st turnout.''
W. Skinner has resigned the position of manager of the Weekly Okanagan, and has been succeeded as
manager and editor by T. T. Johns,
of Calgary.—Printer and Publisher.
A sample order of Elk Valley bottled beer will convince you of the superiority over all others. $2.50 per doz.
delivered at your door. Call up phone
79 and we will do the rest.
For ladies and gents' cleaning, pressing and repairing go to Bill the, Nifty
Tailor. Will Seccombe's old stand.
Ladies' work a* specialty. Give us a
trial.
Hosmer and a combined team picked
from the Coal Company and Scouts
will play ball at Elko on Sunday. This
*!-. bound to bo a good game. See hand
bills for particulars.  -
. The K. P.'s of Fernie have certainly
a fine lodge room, and have just laid
some beautiful carpets, as,- well as
furnishing the reading room iu a very
appropriate manner.
■The 0. N. are building a sidewalk
crossing over the .tracks on Cox St..
It is' a pity the city could not get a
subway at this point as there is a large
amount of traffic here.
, "Mouse" Baxter, a-well known pro.
ball player in these parts, is out. after
&HL00Q  from a  railway ' company for
injuries received ih a wreck wlTicli"put"
him, out of tho game. .
L. T. Smith, made a flying trip to
Alberta on Saturday to have a look at
his 1G0 acre wheat crop. Les says he
is woll pleased' with the result, and
that tho bumper crops of Alberta mean
prosperous times for the Alberta far
mers.
A two roomed house, stoves, beds,
and cooking utensils for sale cheap.—
Apply C. Hammelsvang, opposite Kennedy and Siangan's lumber yard, Victoria avenue.
The friends of A. A. Gillespie will
regret to hear of his assignment. The
combination of circumstances under
which he has been working since his
partnership ceased with Lockhart, has
been too heavy and these followed by
the fire, made it impossible for him
to keep afloat. We join in wishing him
better success in future;,. ■
The Esther Rebekas bf Fernie were
at home to their friends on Thursday
evening in the K. P. hall and a pleasant evening was passed. Vocal and
instrumental music, together with
games, formed part of the programme,
after which light lunch was served. A
danco lasting till, 12.30 brought to a
close a very enjoyable evening.
Jep Scott and Dad Ross started out
last week to round up the remainder
of the big "game in 13.' C. They stalked right into the wood and right out
again. They saw wild Indians who
were going to eat the pair alive, but
they were bought off by a half interest in the suit that Jep Scott got for
being the big swatter of the city'
league (nit.) Dad, Ross set a big
bush on fire to drive the game out,
but they ran the other way. Great
business this big gamo hunting don't,
it?
As intimated briefly in list wi.ek's
Ledger a wreck of sotte "iliiuonth.ns
occurred on the Gr.il North, rn last
Saturday at the West Fernie ond of
their bridge across 'the Elk. A strt
kink is the reason given for tho trouble. The intense heat of the sun
on rails in exposed places causes them
to expand and where no allowance'has
been mado forihis, Ihe rails buckle up
and bend in consequence. The engine and several cars of a freight going out of Fernie got safely over thc
rail in question, biit five cars, all loaded with coal, came to grief' in a very
decided manner, being thrown around
in such confusion as to render them,
with the exception of the trucks and
part of the iron work, fit only for the
scrap heap. A large force of ■ men
were engaged on Saturday afternoon in
an effort to clear the track, which had
been torn to pieces, but little or no
progress was made until the arrival
of the travelling derrick, which soon
put things right. ' Spectators say
that a brakeman was on one of the
cars which was smashed but at thc
first wobble he made good his escape
to the rear epd of the train'. Had the
freight not gone out first, the one o'clock passenger would doubtless have
had the trouble to contend with, possibly with more serious results.   ,    *
++++<9+++++> •*»*»*•»♦*»♦♦ *»*•»♦ ■»♦■»■»■»♦■» ♦■**»•»■»♦■»»
VEGETABLES AND FRUIT
:    , Nice and Fresh in This Morning  .    s   •
Onions,    Radishes,   Cucumbers,    Lettuce,
Rhubarb,   Strawberries,   Oranges «
and   Bananas
t
W.J.  Br,TTWT^KT,Tf    Give ws a c*u
•»••♦♦*»♦♦•*» ♦•»♦♦•»♦♦•»**»•» ♦♦♦♦♦■v-» •»
Fernie Cartage & Construction Co. I
The Fernie Cartage & Construction Co.
- beg to inform the citizens of Fernie
they are prepared to carry out all
* classes of work.    Heavy   Draying,
Excavating, Building and Concret- N
ing a speciality.   Estimates given on
all Contract work.   All work guaranteed satisfactory.
O. N. ROSS, Sole Proprietor
\
9
I
Western Can. Pressed Stone & Concrete Sewer Pipe Go.
Big Removal
Sale Still on
i
- NOTICE      .
7v meeting of the Fernie Philharmonic society will be held* on. Tuesday ev
ening, ..Sept. 14 at S o'clock in the
Mayor's office, city- hall, for the pur
pose • of organizing the Philharmonic
T^ietT^rt^s'liopcu~th"a"trairold-members will again join the society this
season, and briiig as many of their
friends as possible.- Already several
good new voices have been secured,
and the success of the coining winter's
work-is assured.
R.  R. Webb        ^  ,
Secretary? "
NOTICE lis.
First Sale  of Lots in the  New Town of
NOTICE
Will  be held  in
Coleman,   Saturday,   Sept.   Ilth,  1909
and continue for three days.   Better be there on the opening day of sale
The   Free   Railroad   Fare   Offer:
BUY YOUR TICKET TO COLEMAN, ALTA., AND RETURN, PROCURE A RECEIPT FROM TICKET AGENT
FOR AMOUNT PAID AND WE WILL ACCEPT IT A8 PART PAYMENT ON ANY CARBONDALE LOT YOU MAY
PURCHASE.
ma
LOTS    $100.00   AND    UPWARDS
CARBONDALE
SOLD   ON    VERY    EASY   TERMS
Is thc Hoadquarters of tho McGllllvray Crock Coal & Coko Company, Limited,  Mlnos and Coko Ovens
"The Pay Roll  Town  of the Crow's  Nest Pass'.'
Values Bid Fair to Double in a very short time
Lots may  now  bo purchased at original prices
 . and on Easy Torms —	
Unusual   Opportunities  Offering for
General Store, Hardware Storo, Drug Store, Grocery
Blacksmith Shop and othor Morcantllo Establismonts
Builders and investors will find this an unusual opportunity for the investment of a small sum or the construction of homes for minors for rental purposes.     Lots mny be* purchased now on easy term* from the Town*
Mt- Ceimpmy .in ilretinted .it ,-tii advance in price should the purchaser so desire.     Price list furnished upon request.
SHARP   &    IRVINE   COMPANY,   SPOKANE,   WASH.
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