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Industrial Unl*-.*"*.,,• "-•*:*■- -.-;.- T-■' 'on"-™*
 _j; Provincial Library June 30 Of
The Official Organ of District No. 18, U. M. IV.-of A.
Political Unity is Victory
VOL V.    NO. 7
FERNIE,   B. C,   September   18th,   1909
$1.00 a. Year
Scores   Alberta   Government on Their Lax .
. Methods
The following communication was
received from President Powell, and
speaks tor itself:    '   -
Edmonton, Sept. 14.
.Editor,, Ledger:
Dear Sir:
Since writing you on the question
of the ordor-ln-councll suspending the
statutes-of Alberta, 190S,,regarding
the limitation of hours of work below
ground. I have thought it best to
send you a copy of the order itself.
You will note first of all that the
order recites the reasons' for which
the act should be suspended. It be
gins by stating that the heavy crops
are responsible, for' the necessity of
working machine men longer than 8
hours per day. On this point It is
my candid opinion that the Canadian
Pacific Railway is the octopus stretching its tentacles even iiito the legislative halls.
"The next reason which seems to bo
alleged is the fact that there is    a
reduction .in  the duty  on  coal going'
into the United States. It would be
something deplorable  if the fluctuations of tariff should causo the whole
• province to be affected to the extent
. of repealing laws whicli have barely
been in force!     If the economic conditions are disturbed by an international arrangement; it,scorns that that
-- condition-ought-to-bc-mct-by-a-securing
■ a larger number of expert men (and
which can easily be done by a large
corporation like the. C. P. It.) by paying the proper prices.   ' Let the C. P.
R. and the coal operators, who can
well afford to do so,, pay reasonable
prices and plenty machine men will be
availublo In this" and other countries.
The same argument can be' set forth
to meet Uic reason alleged in the order that a large number of settlers
havo come into tho province,    This
Is a question of demand and supply,
and if tho population increases so rap-
idly, tho powers that bo should have
forsecn  tho   tendency  of  tho  times
early enough so as not to allow the
men to bo idlo dining tho greater part
of ono season and not to overtax thom
during another.
Working ft littlo all tho tlmo Is far
hotter than working n man to death
only n part of the tlmo. Theso lcgls-
' latora iuul largo companlos havo ■. a
great deal of foresight when it is a
question of gathering voles at the
tlmo of the election, ov when It Is lo
their own Interests financially, but
thoy caro littlo for tho workor who
rocclvoH at all times the minimum of
.   his o'lrnlngs.
Yon will nolo that tlio order meio-
.   ly snys that machine men riv oxom,**
ted from  tho operation of tho act,
As 1 snld already in  the interview'
.   with Mr, Quailing, tho minister     of
Publio Works, both Mr. Jnmos   and
myself, the Interpretation of the order was made by lilm as giving tho
machine men the opportunity of working moro than olght hours a day tf
thoy ro wlRlied, hut that, thoy nro not
obl.lRort to do no.    It would flcom that
thlH    Interpretation  Ih correct    iuul
.   consequently I would bo of tlio opinion Hint tt Ih uboIchh to value mcolliiRH
of protest, but it is 'for ^.be United
Mine Workers of America district 18
not to work more than eight hours a
day, and if the operators require more
coal, if, the demand is greater than
the supply, then it. is up to the operators lo secure more help and' more experienced men, which they can do by-
paying proper salaries; and then we
will have economic conditions adjust-
ed by giving a larger number of men
work to do and thus' help the unemployed. .
This is my order as president.of the
United Mine Workers of America, in
District No, 18. I would feel sorry to
see any man belonging to the, union
accepting work for more than eight
hours at the cost and detriment of
other men who cannot obtain work.*
Yours truly,
William Powell
President District No. 18
The copy of the order-in-council is
as follows:
The executive council has had under consideration the report of' the
honorable" the minister of public
works, bearing even date, wherein he
states that there is a possibility of a
serious shortage in the supply of domestic coal throughout the prairie
provinces during the coming winter,
1900-10. The , following conditions
exist, whicli will affect the supply of
domestic coal' during the coming season. ' -;
Owing to the heavy crop. throughout the west there is evidently going
to be a shortage of cars available for
the shipment of coal during the period
of crop movement. The recent reduction in the duty on coal entering the
United States will have-a tendency to
increase the shipment,of coal from the
province  of  Alberta to the  western
States..    The larger number of now
settlers locating throughout the western provinces where there is no wood
or other fuel  available,' will largely
increase the consumption of domestic
coal, thereby creating a larger    demand for this class of fuel than has
existed during previous years. During
the past spring and summer the large
mines which produce ovei* eighty pfir
cont of the total output from all the
down-for a period of three months,
thereby - reducing the supply of. coal
on  hand   much  below  what it   has
been in previous years, and in a large
number of places, the supply of stock,
coal has been entirely exhausted. During the period of inoperation tho work
and   working  forces   at  the various
mines became disorganized to a certain extent, and as a consequence the
output of somo of tho mines has been
decreased nearly forty per cont. The
Alborta Railway and Irrigation Company, who aro the largest producers
of   domestic ec.il in the pi-u**.l*ieo and
who havo been lar'.e shipper!} of real
at this season of the year, heretofore,
been filling their   sheds   throughout
the district so as to have a supply of
coal on hnnd during,tho winter season
nnd dining tho season of crop'movement whon tho car supply is Inadequate.      Ordinarily■ they  havo' had
from 30 to 40 thousnnd tons of conl
scattered  throughout tho country In
thoir shed's, for this purposo, but W3
aro advised that up to tho prosont
dato this year not ono pound of coni
has been shipped for this purposo and
tho indications nro now that nono will
ho shlppod unless something Is dono
whereby  tho output of these mines
can bo Increased.
Tho minister further roports thnt
tlio output of tho mlnos In tho Lothbrldgo and Tuber flold Is ilopendont
largely on a comparatively small
soction of mon known as machlno
mon. Practically nil tho conl mining
nnd development work In lho Lothbrldgo mines, the Itoyal Colllorlos, Tabor mlnos and tho Diamond Coal Co.
In dono by mnchlnory and tlio minors
operating thouo machines nro called
ninclilno mon.
Previous to tlio coming of tlio olght
Sad Fatality at No. 5 Mine
Mansell Rees, a young man of eighteen years, who is employed at Coal Creek mines as a driver in what is
known as District No. 19 Level 2nd left No. 5, was killed by a fall of rock or. Thursday evening, death being al-
a        - - "*
most instantaneous. „-
From enquiry by our reporter the following information was obtained relative to the sad accident: Mansel-
Rees had taken an empty coal'xar into the working place of two Italians named Joe Farbo and Frank Rizzuto
for them to load. It appears that by some means the empty car got off the track, and Rees hitched his horse
to it to pull the car nearer to the track so that it could the more readily be put on again. In doing this the
car struck'against one of the legs of the "bridge stick" which came out, causing the timber from the side to break
away. , ,
Young Rees and Joe Farbo got pinned under the timber, as they were standing near the car at the time the
timber fell. Frank Rizzuto pulled his companion out immediately, but the timber falling had loosened the rock
and it came crashing down on Rees, completely doubling him up, and breaking his back, which cause instantane-
out death to the young fellow.' ■ "     ■
Joe Farbo was not very severely hurt as his companion got him out before the rock fell on him. The horse
that Rees was driving at the time was also killed instantly by the immense quantity of rock that caved in on
him.' /*_.',
Rees' parents reside at Coal Creek, his father being D. Rees, who is well known here. To the family the
sympathy of a wide circle of friends will be extended in their* hour of sorrow, in which The Ledger begs leave
to join. ■ '     a '   ,*
The funeral ofthe unfortunate iad will be held tomorrow (Sunday.) A special train will leave Coal Creek at
2 o'clock p.m.
hour bank to. bank law these men
could come and go when they desired,
all that was required of them being
that rooms assigned to them be kept
up so that the rest of the miner's
could work without hindrance. Under the operation of the eight hour
law this, is not possible and it is also
found that the number of men available who are skilled in this class of
work is not sufficient, owing to the
restrictions of the eight hour law, to
keep the mines working to their full
Upon consideration of the foregoing
report and on the recommendation of
the Honorable the Minister of Public
Works, the executive council. advise
pursuant to the provisions of Section
3 of an act to amend-the Coal mines
act for ■ the purpose of limiting the
hours • of work below ground, being
chapter 17 of the. Statutes of Alberta
1908? that the class of workmen known
as machine men and machine men
tion of the said act from the date of
this order until February 1 1910.
Is Victim, of Strange De-
lusion—Parades in
Military Dress
President Powell and Organizer T.
James are still actively engaged at
Edmonton. Pres. Powell is expected in
the city on Monday.
Vice-Pres. Stubbs and Sec.-Treas. A.
J. Carter met President Stockett of
the Operators association at Hosmer
on Wednesday. They wont to Coleman
on Thursday to interview Mr. O. 13. S.
Whltesidos, but he way away, and a
meeting hns been- arranged fov Monday. They went back to Prank and
mot the management of the Canadian
Amorlcan, company there. On Friday
morning Sec.-Trciis, Carter returned
to Fernio, Vleo-Prcs, Stubbs going to
W. D. Haywood Is.one of the strongest men in tho labor movcmcnt.today.
Ho Is both powerful in'body and also
strong In mind, lie Is a whirlwind
speaker and much after tho stylo of
J. II. llawthornwaite, tlio Socialist of
Nanaimo. In Morley hall last Saturday
ovoning ho spoko for almost 2 liourB
and thoro was not a dull momont whilo
ho was*on tho platform. Of courso ft
groat many of his statements wero radical | lio was bitter to a markod do*
groo ngalnst the capitalist class, Ills
rocital of his imprlBonmont In tho
Caldwell jnll with Moyer and Pettlbono
for 18 months touohod tho hearts of
his hoarors dooply. Marcus Martin
ond .Tamos Lommon woro on tho platform with Mr. Haywood and both of
thoso gontlomon also mado short tallw.
—Moylo Leader.
.VANCOUVER, Sept. 15—Muir Wilson, a millionaire from Sheffield, England and British consul to Servia, this
morning became violently insane at
the Hotel Vancouver and is.now confined in the police station pending an
lnq3iry~intFThe case'Uy^plTysicians".
Mr. Wilson's, condition is believed
to'be due to his failure'to'receive the
nomination, for patii-iment, whicli had
preyed upon his mind and led his
physicians to recommend a long journey. Returning from a journey to
the Yukon Mr. Wilson put up at the
Hotel Vancouver. ' Early this morning the guests were startled to see
him attired in military uniform, and
waving a sword, marching "through
tho, halls and shouting out that ho was
lord high executioner.
Last night he sent for, representatives of the press and told wild stories
based on his advocacy of the All Red
routo and concerning fleet cruisers to
clrclo the globe.
Maj'6r Harris of this city was sont
for, and to placato Wilson had to sit.
up half tho night putting,.on and off
Wilson's court, costumes. „Whon the
man broke out this morning, Harris
was.sont for again but Wilson grow
steadily worse,and was finally taken
to tho station, whoro his shouts could
bo hoard Rovenil blocks. Harris will
secure authority to tako tho demented
man home,
Mr. Muir Wilson was a visitor to
Nelson a short timo ago and Invested
a sum of $20,000 In fruit lanita In
Editor Ledger:
Sir: In response to request as to
what would be done on behalf of I. C.
S. students who lost their bound volumes of their courses in the recent
Coal Creek fire, the following letter
which I respectfully submit for repro-,
duction is self explanatory.
Yours truly
Mr. T. J. Foster has referred to me
your letter regarding a number of students in route 13 who lost their bound
volumes, etc:, in the fire at Coal Creek
B. C.° ■'•'',
Mr. T...T. Foster slates that ho wll
furnish these students witli '■■ bound
volumes under the same conditions
that we did those in the Fernie B. C,
Full paid students'will bo furnished
with bound volumes free of charge-:.
who has not paid in full will be furnished with duplicate bound volumes
upon payment of one full instalment..
\ Very truly yours,
(Chief Con*. Dept.)
(Si. Catharines Standard)"
The a members of the Busy B. Coin-
any of the 19th Regiment met in   the
armory last night.to say good bye io
their captain W. S Lane, who leaves
today to take up his work in Fernie B.
C. On behalf of B Company Lieut. Stevens presented Capt. Lane with a fine
brace of pipes enclosed in a ease bearing the words "To Captain Lane from
B company, 19th Regiment.5 Lieut. Sto-
vgns  spoke  of  the  high  regard    in
whicli Captain Lane was held by all
members of the regiment who were
sorry to lose him "the best captain of
the regiment." Captain Lane mndo   a
fitting reply saying that the greates*\
regret he had in leaving St. Catharines was iu leaving the 19th regiment
and especially 15 company.    The hoys
then  gave  three  cheers  for  Captain
Lane and all wished lilm every success
In his new home out west.
After tho company presentation
Capt, Lane was called to the officers
quarters, where the officers of the regiment had gathered. Lieut. Colonel
Campbell on behalf of the officers of
the regiment presented Capt. Lane
with a wrist watch suitably engraved
which he asked Captain Lane to accept
as a remembrance of the 19th regiment. The Colonel predicted a judge-,
ship for Captain Lane in Fernie inside
of ten years. Captain Lane expressed
his thanks. He expressed the opinion
that if there was a. regiment in Fernie
he would continue hi:; military car
eer. He then bade farewell to the officers and asked them when out. west
to look him up.'
Capt. Lane has the honor of having
commanded thc .best company in the
19th regiment, .winning for two yei'i-s
in succession the prize * of the com
manding officer for the best dri-i-Hl
company. Last year he also won
the prize for the best, average attendance during the year, and for having
tho best drilled section in*'the right
half of the regiment. Captain Lane
also had the honor of commanding
the company, from the 19th regiment
to go to Quebec last year to the Ter-.
centenary, which carried off the hon
ors of being tlie best company there..
Citizens of Calgary   Examine New Line--
Pretty Spot,  ,
Calgary Alhertan—A number ef ih_-
citizens of Calgary took advantage ei
tlio excursion to Field on Saturda;-,
and examined the new tunnel!; whiih
had heen opened on the day pre/ous.
The party left on Saturday afternoon,
arrived in Field early in th- evunlis-j.
and left. Field yesterday af'erno-i'n,
and reached home again shortly after
21 o'clock.
On the journey home ample opportunity .was given to inspect the remarkable engineering const ruction, a
piece of work which ranks as the very
best in America. At a,cost of over ,
a million dollars the entire face of ai-
fairs on the Big Hill has been altered.
The grade has been materially reduce 1
but. in order to do' so tunnels are, cut
for some distance right into the mountain and brought out again almost Pi
the exact starting point, only at a
very-considerably different level. A-
complete figure eight is made, right in-,
to the everlasting hills by. both .tunnels. Great, massive and intricate as
the works are, so perfectly wan it
done that.'at the finish the line'was
out only one four hundredth part of a
foot. .   '
The grade now is fairly even, and
the haul is not very apparent. Tho
tuiinels are of,,the most capable engineering, and with the Lethbridge
bridge give the public an idea of the
enormous engineering work the C. I'.
R. is doing..
The massive work at. field, on the
main line of the C.P.R., will be an additional , attract ion in themselves, but
Local News
A prominent attorney of Fernie has
just received communication from tho
London agent of tho proposed Canadian Mortgage bank now being organized In London for the purpose of making investments ln the shape of mortgage   loans on real cstafo and to Invest In municipal debentures, asking
for Information us to tho advantages
of   Fernio as a field In which to establish nn agency   to represent that
institution    and to transact tho business locally, Tho Canadian Mortgago
bank Is a new venturo and has   such
men ns Lord Strathcona, tho IJuko of
Argylo,  Mnjoi- Oonoral  Graham  and
othors interested In It.     That Fornio
should bo soloctcd as ono of tho western points at which such an Institution wishes lo ostnhllsh Itself shows
tho Importance of tho contro of tlio
Crows Nest Pass Coal district   This
mattor will bo laid boforo tho Hoard
of Trado and no offort will ho spared
to bring tho project to n successful issue,—Lethbrldgo Herald,
> -■', i''.- Si'ii'dsfig; oui'yprogropsive ar.d
up-to-date photographer, is now located in his new permanent, quarters over
Mulrhead's boot store on Victoria avenue. It has been built especially for
him and is replete with every requirement for his business. Our representative paid Mr. Spalding a visit this
week, and was shown over (ho premises and though the wall display, eases
have not yet arrived, was surprised
to, find such a large and well arranged
od studio, which is undoubtedly tho
best ono in the interior of British Columbia. '**
Mr. Spalding is recognized as one
of the best photographers In Western
Canada and he assures us,thai, from
now on his work will he boiler than
ovor, which Is going some, as we
thought It would bo hard to heat what
he has turned out since the firo.
Wo recommend tho public of Fornie
lo support Mr. Spalding who helps lo
pay Hie taxes nnd keep (he money In
Fomie Inst end of patronizing Itlnonftit
photographers who lake tho money out
of town nnd Inflict Indifferent work ou
Seo his large nil on pngo S. H   ■*
wlfar'i^nioi'c- nvtoresmnE-re- inc~raci-
Uiat the chang'ccClino enables the passengers, to. get,'."a-very excellent, viow
of Vi^mo o-J the Ino'si-.picturesque parts
of the Rockies.
The new line reveals to a great extent, in all its grandeur, the wonderful
Yoho valley, one of the homily spots of
the. earth, which was practically hidden from view In the old line,
Iu this new line, accordingly, the
most beautiful of,nature's work, and
the greatest of man's may bo seen almost at the very same spot. The new
line will make the journey, to' Field
and (he coast very inutii more attractive.
Tho limber commission did somo
good work here this wook. Wo trust
somo attention will ho pnld to what
tho momboi'H of that commission have
said on tho nuittor of bush fires,
All members of lho Frnlornul Order
of KanloH "aro requosted to attend the
mooting In the Minors hull on Monilnv
night. Thp meet Ing Is cnllod for 7,:h».
to bo over In timo for the smoknr
Good progress Is bolng uiiulo with
thn Trites Wood block, tlio'Imperial
bank, tho Bank of Hnmllton and Ko*
foiiry's block, Tlio now Henderson
block and others aro being rapidly finished,
For ladles and kciUb* cleaning, press-
Iiui nml repairing go to Illll tlio Nifty
Tailor. Will Soccombo's old utaml.
I.adlOH' worlc ft specialty, dlvo ua a
Thr l*v*r.l P-'M'ltir"* "ill i1oilti"iti» lite
now enntln hull nn October f>. flrnnd
Chancellor 11. A. Townlny of Vancouver will bo present, ho having accoptod an Invitation to assist lu tho ceremony.
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>v-"*ii*. *>    ■»■«► r„ •- ■••}.••
morrow nt Klko. Tho gamo was postponed Inst Hunday owing to tlio Oddfellows excursion, but tho battle will
bo on tomorrow, Hosmer has a strong
team anil u good gaum Is assured, Remember the boys need' tlio money.
Tlio bachelors Rnvo n iiionI delight*
fill danco In llruee'ii lull liml tilKht.
Tlio music anil floor wjn In perfe*.-.-
condition nnd a vory ni'roeabln Mnm
wob enjoyed by all. Tne fuchelor» nro
to bd congratulated oa ttu-.r ability .i.'-
Tho Labor Dny coininltifiii ilnslrn lo
thank tlio business peoplo of Ferule
for their liboral support, toward milking Labor Dny a success, and also nil
othors who assisted In samo, and tin!
Judges for thoir fair decisions In the
Tho engagement of the San Francisco
Opera company nl the Empress theatre, Vancouver, 13. C„ litis given F.
W. llealp nn excellent opportunity to
rn-orgnulze his company aud build new
and beautiful scenery, Each nnd every production' shown at the Empress
theatre hns been built in such a manner (lint It can be shown In any I bent re or hull In western C'linada, The
(lay Pniislenno, The (ihclsa, The Run-
ii wny fJlii, and the new scenery and
effects fnr The Toymiiker find Kan-
tana reflect great credit upon scenic
art 1st Ernest (Hover und Frank Coates
runnier mechanic of ihe Empress the*
■ Tho Lyceum Concert Co. put on n|nlr« Hliiff. After their engagement at
high class concert iit the open! house Dw Hniprcss theatre llio coinpiiny goes
on Monday night to u large und appreciative audience. The soprano Miss
Mnlile Clark, especially mndo a hit
with her' fine soprano voice, All thn
inetnhei's of the coinpiiny were really
good wllh the exception of tho wtiull
bn comedian, whose work was verv
much that of nu ainnleiir. The com
pany should have full hoiiHes wheiev.-r
they go,
en-tour and ll Is the Intention of Mr,
Ilenly to again visit our city at the Fer-
nlo opera house Oct, lit. ,
The male voice party under Dw. lead*
ei'hilip of Mr. .linin'H (.'ailil-'g-i holds its
regular weekly pnmilce hi Bruce's
hull on .SiimliO iirte-uof-u.i nl four
o'clock, The parly Is growing, but
I here Is sill! room fur n few good
' ' $0i
' (Ernest Poole)
Stop1 your linotype machine!
You have? Good. The jingling
rattle has suddenly ceased. The machine is before you, motionless—grim
—for the moment dead.
And I myself, as a writer, am for
tlie moment dead. Powerless. Of
my 100,000 readers I can reach not
one. You have suddenly struck me
There are other machines beside
you. But all are run by union men.
The printer and all other trades here
are worked by union men. ' And most
of tlie papers and magazines through
the American cities and towns go to
press through the labor of union men,
And since in these modern days tlie
most vital speech of a civilization is
printed speech, in you is the power to
strike whole cities dumb. You did
it oiice in Vienna. Last month you
did it in Stockholm. And in "free
America" if the powers that rule ever
lose their heads and strive to take
from the people the right of free
speech and free, press—then you will
certainly show your strength.
Your strength all lies in union. The
strength of. men in all trades, in-all
civilized-nations of the earth, lies in
steadily banding together. . ■
This they have begun to see. And
slowly, year by year trade by trade,
nation by nation, the workers of the
world have begun to unite.
. This the powers that rule you have
begun to see.' And swiftly in'nations
all over the world, but most, swiftly of
all in our nation here, the unions of
employers have suddenly appeared. Injunctions, have appeared. Anti-boycott
decisions have appeared. A host of
other obstacles are suddenly arising in
your path. Rising, swiftly rising, new
ones every year, most cunningly devised by the ablest legal minds, most
cunningly, fitted in .one to the other,
like girders of steel in the frame of a
bridge.     The bridge is rising high ov-
eternal, come from God, to endure as
long as the earth should last or continue.
But there -were men who dared to
rise and look this Something in the
face. And from that day onward
one "kind of slavery at least began to
A hundred years ago in "free America" a union among workingmen was
decreed a crime. Again there was
Something over their heads, again it
was mado up of customs and laws,
and again thoy were made to believe
.that this Something was unchangeable
and that it must certainly endure forever.  •
But. again j.here were pioneers who
dared lo arise and to look squarely up.
Those early pioneers in Labor's fight
were hunted, starved and imprisoned.
.Many were shot down but others rose
to take their places. The, work went
on, not only here but in countries over
the sea. And from that time onward
the organized armies of Labor really
. Now you number tens of millions—
but your real work has only just begun!
And now once more there suddenly
arises over your heads the old Terrible
Something. Swiftly, year by year,
it rises higher, more solid and compact, made up of laws most, cunningly devised to crush out the strength
of your union.
Are you going to lie down and crawl
—back to the days of dust and slaves?
Or are you going to arise as other
men have done before you!
To rise will not be easy. For all
around you are workers by the millions who are blind—blind as the Indian tribe with its eyes on the dust.
"Unions," they will tell you, "we
believe in. We have had unions before. But to unite as- citizens in a
politcal party all our own, to rise and
take over the government and make
the laws ourselves—this is only some
wild dream! " _    ■
It would never work, it could never
last! "    Because ' it   has   never   beon
"er^'our_ireads. %, AmnhTTiridge Ts
intended to lead you back to the days
of slavery.
The, bridge already looms over your
heads—looms high, And'so1 liuge
and heavily it seems that when you
look up at its massive frame you believe it can never be changed.
The bridge makes me think of a legend—-a legend which was in some of
the old books which dealt .with our
western Indian tribes.
Many thousands of years ago on the
desert, there lived a tribe that crawled
in the dust, All ils mombors, men,
women and children, cnwlod aloe..?
on their hands and knees, oyes fixed
on the dust and the mire. And no
ono had over dared to look up. For
the trlho believed thnt up ln the ui-.y
loomed a Terrible Something— somothing intended locmsli them—ar.i
that If a man lookad up ho would
instantly die.
Ono day n vory old man, cniwll.ig
along in search of food suddenly fell
exhausted af full length upon tlw
ground. Ills eyes for (. moment wero
Uracil to the ahy. In his cy.s flash'1.!
a look of amazement ai i Joy, With
a shout ho staggered up and trici to
Ktnnd ou his foot,
"Brothors," ho crlod, "look up! No
teniblo thing Is there at all. There
Is only—"
But his speech was stopped. For
his neighbors In blind terror at his
boldness, their oyes still fixed upon
tho dust reached up and pulled tho old
mnn down—and then choken blm till
ho died,
Anil so It was that the tribe crawl*
oil on, ,,
Ilut one, iiiiui, who wnii young and
filled with fierce revolt at the thought,
of the long weary life ahead, n life In
the mlro and dust—-ho thought lo himself of the old man's cry. It wns
with him while lie tolled nil day, and
il. rung lu his cuts nil 1 brought the
At last one da/,*/.llng morning, he
Hiiddenly leaped to bis feet, lie put
up his bend, gave one glad look, burnt
Into » peal of laughter!
His l'Uigliier was cut short, lie too
wus drugged down by frenzied IuuiiIh,
He too, wiih choked to death,
Ilut his laughter and (he ery nf Dw
old man--began now to work In the
minds of others.
I     WO       J*4<    .,,        *IJ -4,>4*    4*.44,,        4,4    1..., .4.4.4
u'Sil* j.i it ii"-i.V.-i*d le ••print' up In!'.'
Ilicr. This they did, Before they
could both be dragged Into the diliit
ti third man hnd risen, Dwn ft fourth*
And soon a m-on- of young iu"ii were
.1             *.. t I .    I      ,     ..It..   ,4
*•- •'  ' - --'•■■■■•
"llMithers look up! There In nothing terrible! Hero Is only n blight
blue sky nnd n flashing sun and nlr
to breathe!"
And from tlmt day onward the tribe
wnlkntl upright and erect—like men
A tboiiRimd years who, when most
met) were Mill Mavcn, over tbelr bends
loomed n Terrible Something, It wns
vague and mysterious *r,d mndo np of
laws and custom* which they could
not uiniersiand. It wa* almighty In
their eye*.      They believed  It  whs
The same old cry, and the same
blind fear.
But the pioneers are rising.
•And the time.is close*at hand.     -
For your unions are fast being robbed of their strength.. You cannot
stand still, You must go forward or
back, You must either submit, giva
up your organization, give up the
right to strike, and go back to tha o>A
black days of slaves, Or you must
rise and face this Something thai !s
now looming up high above you."
"Shall we pull It down?" you ask.
"Pull down tho wholo vast syjtem,
the government, laws, the courts-and
Oh no, At least not with n,crash.
For In those modern limes, these practical times, when mon decide that a
brldgo or something Is unsafe, a men*
aco to lho mass of men, thoy do not
pull It down with a crash. Thoy tako
it down slowly piece by piece, thoy
build another ln Its place.
Tho Socialist party has no purpose
In pulling things down with a crash.
No violent, revolution but a carefully workod out plan, a progrossvlo program, whereby as wo slowly como Into
powor through poaconblo means, by
tho ballot, wo may, piece by piece, ro
movo these laws, this grent network
so cunningly dovlsed to keop you down
and In tliolr placo moke now laws
which shall glvo now lives to a now
and nobler nice In lho years beforo
us, when tho whole great, trlho—Humanity—shall no longor crawl with
their oyes on the diiHl, but. shall walk
erect llko mon,
I have will ten, you have read. Now
turn back lo your machine, for you
stand between mo and thousands of
readers. Without you I a indiimh.
upon the millions of struggling worker's almost with indifference, assuming
the "holier than tliou" attitude.
In the introduction of his book, From
Utopia to Science, Engels shows that
he no longer hoped for-Socialist development from these sects, and lie
turned from them to wait patiently
for the,rise of Socialism in the working class movement.
In other words both Marx and Engels trusted more to the class struggle
as an instrument of education than to
the Utopian idealism of sectarian isolation.'
The men who Marx sent forth into
the various countries of Europe wero
not advised to form little sects of Socialists.
They were told to capture tho labor
organizations. The men that were sent
to this country were told to fight with
the trade unions at every stago on
their development, for as Marx and
Engels said "The trade unions must
be won at all costs."
In other words a Socialist movement
is impossible unless it embodies; expresses and directs the working class
A sect is known by its peculiarities;
it has its catch words, its eccentric
methods of thought and also of expression.    „ '
It draws iteslf out of the current of
life; it has its pass words and.' its
holy phrases.
It covers itself in a cloud of mystery
and' endeavors more to bar out people
than to bring them in.
It has its„ereed and ritual; it insists
upon uniformity of thought,
Freedom is abhorrent to it and it
struggles to stamp with the same dye
every individual adherent.
Instead of being interpretative, it. is
secretive;-, instead-of emphasizing the
likeness of its views with those who
struggle for like ends it emphasizes
its differences, its peculiarities, its eccentricities. . ,
The broad currents of life move
about it untouched. The terrible
struggle" crushed in blood proceeds. Gi
without. Men and women weep. The
children die on the barricades in starvation's battle against privilege.
Add in the little' circle the wise assemble, thoy discuss the storm, comprehend, its meaning and await for the
In terms of their jargon and in the
holy books it is all prophesied.
The comment according to Roberts'
Rules of Order, and jeer at the crass
ignorance of the powder marked warrior outside.
Let us ask ourselves, are we such a
sect or In danger of becoming such
a sect?'
"To Marx belongs tho merit," says
Jauros" . ... of having drawn together and unified tho labor movement
and tho Socialist Idea ..."
"Labor struggled and fought against
the crushing power ,of capital, but lt
was not consclobs Itself toward what
ond it was Btmlning. . .• . And, on
tho othor hnnd Socialism did not
know that tho labor movement was tho
living form In which Its spirit, wan embodied, tho concrete, practical forco
of which It stood ln need."
It was Marx who mndo unity bo*
tween tho Idea and tho fact possible,
Ho broke tho sectarian bonds which
Imprisoned tho spirit of Socialism and
gavo to tho labor movomont, a master
passion, tbnt will ono day rulo Iho
(Uy llobort Ilunlor)
Karl Milrx was once spending an evening wllh the rlnelnllstH of Piuiti,
Tlmy were divided Into many sects.
They wero followers of Proiidhon, of
Fourier, of Halnt Hlinon, of Biui.uiiln,
and of Mars.
Dining ihe evening nomeomi nsked
Mui-x*. "What kind of n Socialist would
ynu he If you lived III France?"
"Well," he answered " I would not,
hi,' a Marxist,"
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......        ,,.,..      .......       „,...!. 4a< 4/4 ««*, ,«,       .....
le be.'hi \\\", rtmi'leinnsiMr.n of !•<■<■("
by condemning first his own followers,
A«aln nnd ngnln both Marx and Kn*
gels condemned sectarianism. ,,
'     1V1-.,*..   ".,.   •ri„„,,.,,,„t„(   /ni,,,,,,,,     t     ■
jrnnv   exclusively an organization of
I homeless (JernmiiK    who gutlienil to-
• getlier In little semi-secret circles to
drink beer und wait for tlm coining of
ilit> revolution,    Mnrx flayed wltb a
tongue of flro Iheir sectarianism and
I washed his hands of them.
j    Kngrda condemned the Hoc.liiMlemo
'untie   Fcdi-ratlon of Kngland and iln-
'American noclnlUt groups because they
\<M vwiuut    with Die wiiibluti <lttt,n
They adopted a series of holy words,
baptized with holy water and looked
(Chicago  Dally Socialist.)
Thoro assembles today ut Saratoga
a collection of appotlt.os, Thoy aro
(hoso of tbo llchlng palm.
Tho Democratic party Is a collection
of big thieves and littlo thieves,
Tho littlo thloves levy tribute on tho
saloonkeeper, law breakers, lho push
cart peddlors, plckpockols nnd prostitutes.
They run lho lodging houses, tlio
dives, the fences nnd the polling
pliiens. Thoy aro allowed by the big
thieves to sort the garbage and keep
what Ihey find,
Tho big thlnvoH nrn tho vultures of
Wall stroot. Thoy are corporation lawyers nnd lobbyists who hold In Ioiinu
the hlnck linnderH below. They nro the
men of the wlillo shirt bosom who give
,        »(*    . T .    11 11 ,     i'l
Trent l!'
They are chiefly useful In national
campaigns when Now York stale Is
needed hy Republicans.
Thoy desert, tho black banders to
i,e.i.. r.,,i ii,/, i,i,. r.,11,-,,*.,. 4,V">* i»> AV1".'-
Iliit today tho ash cans nnd garbage
palls nf New   York city Htnnd In dan*
. g«r.
i   Tamniiiiiy Hull may lose Its special
;proy.   Tho people may turn tho city
over to the black banders of tbo He-
i publican machine.
! The fililr' fronts muat w-l. bu«y, Onco
jmore they must reform tbo orgnnlzn*
7i(4n, wxiu'. tho old j.ilrKiplen and cull
!th" p'ople to action.
i Thereforo Morgan J. O'Brien, Alton
j H. Parker and Martin W. Littleton are
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gathering together In Saratoga ihe
high born of the itching palm.
It doesn't matter much dear people,
what you do. You are not ready to void
for yourselves.
You havo not yet lntclllge. co or skill
enough to take your government Into
your own hands.
Until you become roady it is of little consequenco whothor the black
handors of Tammany hall or the black
banders of tho Republican party aro
the masters and rulers of your great
motropolls. v
Doth great fraternities of tho itching
palm aro aftor all merely agents for
transferring tho municipal proporty into the hands of favorites,
Tho Democrats will got a bigger
commission on tho transfer than the
Republicans, but In no case will you
profit. *
Tho pooplo nro lu tho position of n
feeble minded man of small property,
Two sots of brigands aro determined
to steal bis proporly.
A sensible man would put up a fight.
Rut this foeblo minded gentleman
rushes breathlessly from Ills houso lo
prosont his proporly to lho moro ro*
Bpoctnblo nnd polite of tho two brigands.
In the fall (here will bo nn oloctlon,
The good peoplo of Now York will rush
brontbloHsly to tlio polling placos, nol.
to savo tliolr proporty from lho bands
of thloves but, to prosont it with superb enthusiasm to tho Republican or
Democratic brigand which Hoems lo
have tho gent lent voice, tho comllost
face nnd tho largeRl expnnsc of whito
shirt bosom. ' n
Undoubtedly one of llm groator.!.
fires over recorded in blBtory Is that
of thn famous burning conl mlno uf
Summit Hill Pa,   In 18r.fi, just fifty*
it/ui   ji'iiit-, um-* lifl   I'x'-Ot lldl;, i hi*: ill V
Cl'-JJJjji'JjI'l-i].        IJJjJCe  Dlill   tll'JI'  lt   Jl-U*
smouldered away uletidlly, entliy? no
hundreds nf tons nf eoal nnd burning
Its wny deep underground to a point
a mile westward from Summit Hill. At
present a final attempt is being made
to extinguish it. The shaft in which
the fire began led' into a mine that
had been worked for many years. A
lack of men and lack of moans prevented a proper fight "against tho firo at
tho start, says Popular Mechanics. In
the early days of coal mining much
of tho coal that Is now regarded as
valuablo was looked upon as rofuso.
The enormous quantities of this discarded coal became combustible fuel
to tho hungry flro.
In 18G2 tho company attempted lo
mako an opon cut to block off the flro.
After an excavation of 2,000 foot was
accomplished the work for some now
unknown roaso nwas abandoned. Tho
noxt attempt was made slxtoon years
ago. Horo woro sunk liolos until the
cracks or opon shafts wero struck and
Into thoso woro pourod rofiiso, wnter
nnd clay, the purposo bolng lo block
tho flro hy n wall of auch material,
Moro than GOO holos woro sunk and in*
to thoso thousands of "gob1 or slush
was forced, somo of tho holos oatlng
up as much us 8000 tons of material.
Several hundred thousands of dollars
was spent In this work but tho flro
cropt nround tho Impending walls and
continued to burn,
Now howovor export onglnoors havo
evolved n scbomo whicli It Is bollovod
will finally,ncblovo tho desired result,
at a cost closo to ? 1,000,000. Six Bhafts
aro bolng sunk Into tho earth across
tho path of tho flro, Iho first being an
opon cut 100 foot long ond 12 foot wido,
Throo of tlio remaining shaftH will bo
r.O feot long by 12 foot wide, nnd the
othor 20 feet long by 12 foot wide. All
are situated fiO feet apart nud will ho
sunk (o lho conl vein at a depth of
moro than 200 feet. All tbo coal will
bo taken from thoso shafts, and fro.n
lho Inlervenlng space hoi ween thom,
a solid wnll of clay or concrete, or
both, being substituted lu place of tho
Thin Impreirmihle wall of nollil material will extend to tbo bottom of tho
vein In tlio vnlloy, whoro water will
complete tho bnrrlcr.
Steam heated throughout.
Hot and cold Baths.
The King Edward
Fernie's  Leading  Commercial  Hotel
Rates $2.50 and upwards..
J. Crawford
Fernie Livery, Dray & Transfer Co.
Contracts Taken
Including Stump Pulling, Land Clearing and Ploughing.    Let us
figure on your next job
Rubber Tired Buggies, New Turnouts
A full line of shelf fand   heavy   Hardware in stock together  with a
complete range of Stoves
Furniture Depa.rtme.nt
Our Furniture Department embraces the
most unique and up-to-date lines.
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Wholesole Importers and Exporters
of Wines, Brandies, Cordials, Foreign
and Domestic Whiskies ind Gins.
Large stock of Fernet Branca, Italian,
Hungarian and German Wines, also
Norwegian Punch and Aquavit. Beer,
Porter, Ale and Cigars.
Agents for Waukesha Arcadian Water, Schlitz Beer and the famous E1k
Valloy Brewing Co. Ltd, Beer, draught
aiid bottled.
Special attention glvon to family
Our Motto: Pure goods and quicx
Wm. Eschwig, Proprietor
New and up-to-date
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; Miinufiicturci's   of
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Fernie Dairy
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Singer Sewing Machines Co.,
Fernie, B, C.
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J. P. H0ULAHAN, Agent, opposite Coal Co.'i office, Pellit Aro.
_____m________m THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,   B, C. SEPTEMBER Vi 1909
Old Time Residents of Nanaimo are
Victims--Robbery the Motive
Ascribed--No Clue
VANCOUVER, Sept. 17—Gus Carlson, for twenty years a resident of
Nanaimo, was last night murdered at
his home on Haliburto" street in the
■ centre of the city and at the same time
his wife was bound and gagged and
The crimes were perpetrated by two
men and as a fair,description of "the
assailants is given by Mrs. Carlson it
is anticipated that the men' will be
caught as the entire city is .aroused by
the crime and every avenue of escape
is closely watched.
Carlson and his wife came home
from a theatre about 10 o'clock and
retired, Shortly after a noise in the
other room attracted them which Mr.
Carlson thought was a cat. He went
to see what was the matter and a few
minutes later the men walked into the
room and asked her where the money
was. She pointed to a closet from
which the men took $20, after which
they bound and gagged the woman
and' left.
Mrs. Carlson worked the gag out of
her mouth and called to her sister who
was in the next room and came to her
aid, and latter summoned two,neighbors. After releasing the woman" the
party searched for Carlson, who was
found sitting in the next room with life
■ The man'liad been struck on the side
of the head with a heavy stick. About
his neck was a heavy fishing rope with
three sinkers attached with which he
had been strangled to death. -The knot
was first placed around his neck, and
tightly drawn. The remainder of the
rope was then coiled' about his neck.
The police have at present no trace
of' the assailants. > No other motive
than robbery is imputed for the deed.
There,was an Old Dame
.   . of Calgary
Who Was Crabbed and Cross
and Conrary
Till. She Used
Golden West Soap
"Sure it's Pit for the Pope";
Said this Happy old Dame
of Calgary.    '
and      ,   ,,
Golden West Washing: Powder
Cleanses, Purifies, Beautifies
Save Coupons for Premiums
Walk  off With the Stuff
While Citizens and
Staff JEJtare
.   I
i ]
1 fl
.MONTREAL, Sept. 15—Quite undis.-
turbed by the bank staff upstairs, and
a crowd of citizens outside, a gang ol
expert bank.robbers blew up. the
branch of the Provincial bank* at La-
machiche, Quebec, at 3 o'clock yesterday morning and got away without any
one daring to come close' enough to
see them or even to see how many
thero were in'the party. _      ...
Manager Lemaire of the branch and
one of the clerks'slept upstairs and
had'with.them a revolver and a shotgun. They heard the burglars break
not venture to interfere with them.
Instead they started" firing into the
air to attract the attention of ■ the
townspeople. The robbers.'kept at
the job and with a second shot blew
open the inside of the safe where they
secured $4800.
Meanwhile a crowd had gathered in
tho street but the citizens wero afraid
to go into tho bank and when they had
finished their work the robbers departed down the street, filing several
sliotu into the telephone offlco as a
hint to the operator to keep quiet.
It was a \ery dark night, and nobody
got closo enough to seo the men or
to know how many thoro wero In the
They escaped to tho railway tracks
and no traces of thom havo been as
yot found.
Pinkerton detectives nnd provincial
dotectlves arrived at noon but so far
hnvojbeen unnblo to secure a cluo,
They stated that tho robbers wero
ovidontly experienced 'nt iho trado and
" it Is thought to bo th osnmo gang that
lmvo robbed several banks of tho provlnco In llio last yonr.
In the mills of these greedy employers. '"■„■■"
What employer would dare sign his
name to' such an advertisement in the
public press?
Not' the employer who is ousting
American'union men from his shops.
Oh no!       '      '
But the insulted people who see that
advertisement will know who wants
to employ Syrians, Poles and Roumanians in preference to Americans.    • „
The Steel Trust wants foreigners to
work in its mills.
Tho American Sheet and Tin Plate
Company, a subsidiary of the United
States Steel' corporation, declared its
sheet and tin mills to be open shops
this month. -
Union men refused^ to work unless
the Billion Dollar Combination recognized their combination of Labor.
They are out of jobs now and tho
trust is filling Mien- places with what
they call strike breakeds.
This grasping, greedy combination
of wealth prefers to employ foreigners
tOj natives.
Why? It is easier to gring foreign
bodies and souls into dividends. Does
this gigantic monopoly fear that the
sons of the brave men who won6free:
dom for the.. country and - preserved
Americans have placed their trust and
confidence. '
If these statesmen have ears left,
let them hear the insulting words the
Steel Trust spits into the face of the
American workingman.'
Let^those men, in whoso hands the
people have placed the destiny of their
fair land, know that this puling infant
they coddle and nourish, is a hydra-
headed monster spewing'words of insolence upon Americans and the brain
and brawn of the public.
And if theso men in ..Washington do
not believe their ears let- them use
tlieir eyes. Let them look at the sore
spots, the Poverty Rows, where, there
should be settlements of men and their
families living like decent Americans,
Or let them focus tlieir eyes upon the
red flag flaunted in the faces of American workingmen when they are told
that Syrians, Poles and Roumanians
are preferred in the mills of the
Trust.' •
n If there is that much vaunted spirit
in the breasts of the Republic's sons
It will rebel against the Trust which
places the American beneath the most
ignorant foreigner who conies to America's shores.
"All men are created equal."
Let it. be so. Give the foreigner
his opportunity. But God pity the
country if preference is to be given to
the ignorant foreigner lifted from oppression in which he and his forefathers dwelt and enticed to the land of
promise to be reduced to greater poverty that the people of Europe have
America for Americans, " .
The Steel Trust seems- to be for
Strike Situation in Nova Scotia
By James Simpson, in the Western
Wage Eearner:
' When ■ the smoke of the industrial
battle has cleared away from the colliery districts of Cape Breton and1-the
sound of the miners' pick and the reflection of his light arc again tlie evi-
ikkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkitk k
MEN , WANTED.—Tlnnors,   Catchers
nnd helpers, to work In opon shops,
Syrlann, PoIob and ItoumnnlntiH preferred. Steady employ mont and Rood
wages to .men willing to work. Faro
pnld and no foes charged,
Tho nbovo advorllHcmont appeared
ln trust jiownpaporH of 1-ltlHburg under tho cnpllon "Mon Want oil.*
God pity Amorlcn If Uio country Iiiih
como to.tlilul
That tidvorllHomont Ib nn Inmill to
ovory mnn through whoso volim courso
, tlio rich Amoi'lcnn blood,
Tho man or men, or corporation re*
sponsible for thono words lu moro In*
BOlcnt thnn tlio doBplenblo puppet who
dnrcH lo spit upon tho Slnm and
Stripes. Kvory word U lmmer«ed In
vonom nml liurlod nl American mnn*
Do you frooborn, honorable men oi
Amorlcn Knmp the full meimliiif ot tlil'i
InsldloiiH iidvortlHcnifliit,
Tho HoiiB of tho Kopubllc can stnrvo
A*-*, inn* na nnrmcl* fnrolrnnrfl cnn lio
Bp.curoil to do tho work of thono cnpl*
Thnt birth cortlflcnto granted to you
by tho fntliorB who Bliod their blood
In '70 nnd '01 will bar you from lho
■mlllfl of tViOHO who rirofcflfl to ho cap-
tnlim of American Industry.   .
Your allcglnnco to tbo flag nnd lovo
for tlio mother country placo you In
tho "not wnnted" cIobb of tbono cap*
Itnllntn who prefer to glvo tliolr work
to foreigners.
Tho very blood of which >i«i boa**,
of which poota Bins nnd which orntorB
nnd ■tntcsmen throughout lho world
And this is the same trust that has
pleaded for tariff laws which would
protect, the American laboror!
What hypocrisy! '-
• This is the trust which appealed to
the American people, the American
lawmakers, the American congress for
protection for the American working-
man .  •
With those pleas still,ringing In the
ears of the country, the steel trust ar-
rognntly kicks the Amerlcnn man out
of Its mills, '      •
It insolently announces through the
public pressathnt lt will glvo preference
to Syrians, Poles and Roumanians in
filling up the vacancies causod in its
To Now Castle- and those other
towns where American workmen have
manned the mllis a foreign hordo is invited. .
Look upon Soho'envlllo* tho„"Hunkoy-
villo" of tlio Pressed Steel Car Company, and you cnn soo what tho Steel
Trust would make of those1, thrlvin*;
American towns built around Us mllly
and furnaces,
It would drive; tho Americans from
thoso townij. It would fill Its mllte
with forolgn mon who would bo reduced lo tho Rtnto of animals and convert*
od Into hcaslH of bir-Jon,
Tho Steel Trust ;s r.-j-lu In one assumption; It could no*.or roduco An*
erlcnn mon lo the rtnto in which lho
omployoos of the Pits'*od Slool Car-
Company nro found !n tho town of
Tlin American Is no rlavo. Nor can
he bo bought body and soul for from
10 to 12 cents an hour. lie will not
Htnnd Idly by and R'.-o bin wlfo nnd
children grovel In poverty nnd beg
for tho crumlm w.iioh fnll from tho
employers table.
Syrlnim Polos and Roumanians may
bo clubbed and driven and fed wltb
tho slop mul hwIII tliolr pitiful wiiro;:
will liurcliiiHc.
Hut. tho Amorlcnn can novor bo ri*
ducal lo Hint Htnlo of doHpjialloii In
which Ills Hplrlt In Iclllod nnd bin heart
Tho Steel Truul Ih not advert IhIui
for men lo fill bumblo positions. It
wonlH skilled workmen. Hut preference Is lo bo glvon to the forolgnorit In
tbo worlc. il
fhn  prt.fMil1r.rt  TYlilflmilfet- bllM pnllll*
od to Bclioenvlllo nnd tho other, soro
nnd foHlorlng spots on tho 1-ltlHbnrg
Pittsburg with nnturnl pi'Ido robollcl
ngalnst exaggerated criticism.
Nut If it Imd n thousand tongue*
oach should repeal, from tho house to/
tho wordfc of this advertisement so thnl
ovory Amorlcnn In tho country might
know Hint ho bis flng, Mb chlldron,
nnd tho pnrontH who gavo lilm birth
hnvo beon brnzenly Insulted by tbo
liixob-nt TriiHt.
In Washington thoro sits n congross
tho representatives ot lliu American
people.    In tho White Houso thoro In
dences of peace, the cherished memo
ries of the strike meeting as a part ol
the. existing conflict,will remain to recall the stirring scenes that are being
daily enacted in the halls at the vari
ous collieries.
A Character Study
The strike meeting is one of the
hiost interesting features of the big
fight. , It affords tremendous scope for
character study and demonstrates the
power of personality.
In the mass of faces that, turn to*
ward tlio speaker there is In each
countenance an exposure of doubt and
fear or hope and cheer, optimism or
pessimism, courage or cowardice, Independence or slavish submlssivcness.
"Order 1" is a word now frequently
heard in tho halls whero tho strikers
gather, A tall, slender, young follow
steps forward, with gavel in hand,
and gives tho word for, tho commence*
mont of tho mooting,
Hands dirty with coal dust rlso to
hundreds of bonds and bats are carefully thrown on tlio floor or stuffed un*
ceremoniously In coat pockets,
To the front of tho hall overy available seat Is taken wlillo from tho rear
mon pross forward, crowding the
aisles and ovory Inch of standing room
In tho building,
Womon, unfamiliar with tho pro*
coiluro nt such gatherings, look ox-
pectanlly at the chairman, then at tho
gathered minors, and sottlo thomsolvou
for a good night's .entertainment,
Children, caught by lho striko fever,
crowd around tlio platform, ongerly
wnlllng to hoc tho fun commence. "
Ou tbo platform uro men from different parts of n big continent. Tlioy
nro ndvortlsod to sponk and asBOclntod
with tliolr namos aro othor Industrial
Hlrugglos, which, from Iho standpoint
of Import unco, complotoly overshadow
tho prosont bnttlo,
Tho chalrmnn, nol, qullo hlmsolf In
tbo prosonco of such distinguished lnbor lenders, pnuses boforo ho speaks.
Not only does bo wish to Impress tbo
gathering with tho Importance of tho
gathering, but lm Is anxious to leave
a good Impression on tbo minds of lho
mon who dlrooL tho destiny of tbo
gront organization of which bo Is n
as the speaker dilates upon the resources of the United Mine Workers
to cope with the requirements of the
present struggle, a renewed manifestation of pleasure is expressed in continual handclapping and stamping of
feet.   .
his borings, the speaker dwells at
some length upon that phase ,of' the
situation.-He appppls to the love they
have for tlieir homes, their wives and
their children, to stand firm Jn their
present struggle, and in a supremo
effort to impress his hearers with tho
importance of solidarity ho allows his
imagination to race back into the distant past and picks from the events
of history the battle of Tel-el-Keber.
Ho tells of tho one hundred British
soldiers quietly, resting in the valley,
wl'ion suddenly thoy notice on the hill-
slope an army of Arabs sweeping down
upon them ■
At the command of the officer, they
form themselves Into a square to resist' lho attack of tho overwhelming
odds arrayed ngalnst them, For a
tlmo tho'bnttlo wages furiously bn*.
boforo tho unbroken British square
tho dark skinned natives fall bnck,
nnd ln wild disorder thoy retreat to
tho distant hills from whicli thoy
Tho point of the story is riot difficult to grasp. Tlio minors understand
whnt lho sponlcor monns, nnd with
ono nccord lot loose tliolr pent-up on-
Even tho womon nnd children catch
tho spirit of the meeting and join in
tho demonstration of approval.
other big industrial uheavals in
which, the U.M.W. had been involved,
he carried-bis hearers away from their
home - environments, away from the
hall in which they were assembled,
and made them- spectators at the big
strike , of anthracite' coal miners in
Alabama some years earlier.
He , told of 175,000 men idle, how
they were eventually successful, and
how one million dollars had been left
in the treasury of the U..M. W. at the
close of the struggle. '.
To most of his audience the information was a revelation. They had
been led to believe that' there was
only one miners'; organization that was
able to fight their battles and bring to
them a little more of the sunshine of
life.    '
a There was no time for applause. In
rapidly spoken sentences the speaker
told how the big strike in Alabama
had been almost won when the governor,, of that'state declared martial
law in force, commanded the soldiers
to pull down the tents that' had been
erected by the union to shelter the
miners evicted from, the houses of the
coal company on the ground that they
were unsanitary, repealed the vagrancy act and ordered the arrest- of
every miner who was out of employment and at the point of the bayonet
denied the union tho right to provide
accommodation for the striking members .
The speaker -paused, the audtenco
heaved a sight and- bent further forward to catch the balance of the message.
Only to Stand Firm
Wiping ' the sweat drops from his
face the speaker continued. He compared the magnitude of the fights he
had described with the one in which
the Nova Scotia miners wero engaged
with only five thousand men to provide for. .
He showed how the struggle could
be kept up indefinitely if the men
would continue lo,stand together."
He appealed to the wives and
mothers of minors to stand loyally by
their sons and husbands and in a peroration* that word pictured the possibilities of the big miners * organization, he sat down.
A current of enthusiasm passed
through the crowded hall, men, women and children;clapped their hands
and stamped thoir feet and'when the
meeting adjourned gray haired women pressed eagerly forward to shake
the hands of tlieir deliverers..
"God "bless^'you," said one old woman, as she grasped the hand' of the
speaker. "
"You have made me feel ten years
younger," said another, and it was
some timo before the orators for tli"
occasion could pass out into the nig'r.t.
Such are the scenes at the big strike
meetings in Nova Scotia.'
B.  E. WALKER,  President
Paid-up Capital   $10,000,000
Reserve Fund    -    6,000,000
Branches throughout Canada, and in United States and England
Every facility ail'mded lo farmers
ers  for the transaction of   thoir
business.   Sales notes will be cashed or taken for collection.
and/?    ,
c'ljual facility.
Accounts may be opened by mail and monies
deposited ' or   withdrawn    in  this way  with
Manager, Fernie.
Every Housekeeper
values the opportunity  to  save.
Many a. penny may
be saved by purchasing ail your
Pleat and Poultry at
our market.
Pork and Kib Roasts
.Spring Liunb,  Mutton,
to tempt the appetite.
Now'liere-i.'iii *,you find  such   a   variety   to
choose   from.
Yoar orders will
be   given   oui-   immediate
P. Burns Sc Co.,
Meat   Mercha-tits
I The 41 Meat Market Limited S
ft A
- °    Wholesale and Retail Butchers ¥
Back to our Old Stand
We beg to announce to our many customers that we have removed tp our old quarters next the Bank of Commerce pending the
erection of our new building opposite the King Edward hotel.    ,
Andy   Ha-milton
Tinsmith and Plumber
We can, furnish you with estimates in
anything in our line
A Responsive Audience
with fl tf"' '""H i^hnffti rcmnrV-i li»
nyplnlnR thn objoet, nf tbo -meeting, in*
trnduena the flrflt Bpoaknr, nnd filtH
down ns tlio nudlonco bIvoh n mlnon.
welcome to u Btrnngor.
Thoro Ih something ItiBplrlng In the
bnnili-lnn nf n collier nnd llio tweaker
gets off wltli a good Hlriit. HIb words
fnll upon: tho ears of IiIb nudlonco llko
tlio   silver dowdrops on a dry   nml
thlrHty soil. Each Honlonco HlrlkOH   u
roHponHlvo    chord    In    nppreclnlivo
lionrtfl,   ^
A more reforuw..., to tbo failure of
Tears and Bitterness
The noxt. mionltoi* wns a loonl office.'
of tho U. M. W,, but unlike lho pro*
phots of other counlrloH, lio found
nmoiif; IiIb own people n wnnn nnd
cordlnl ri'uoIIiik* Ho know tho cond1.*
lions around (lm colllorloH from lho
Htiindpolnl, of oxporlonco.
Ah n mombor ot tho U, M. W, ho hn.i
felt the hIIiik of dlHi'i'lniliiutlon, Ho
hnd been niiioni-,' tli oho dltmilHiiod for
dnrliif? to Jol'i lho now orBiinlzntloi.,
lie hnd hooii "lliu chlldron hungry be*
cmiHo ho Ih donled tbo opportunity to
work, nnd bin Importunity had Im.vi
tho opportunity for tho U, M W. lo
demoiiiilriito their benevolence,
lie told how HHO, llko blniHolf, lni'1
boon thrown out, of omploymont, not
bui-miHO there wuh no work to iln, but
becniiHO tbey would not bow the kitno
to Until.
All (IiIh wiih ii fniulllnr Hlory to Ihe
conl iIIkkoi'H Unit Hilt before lilm, but
II. wnn (old In mich n lioni'l. vniiubliiK
iniiiinor (lint iiii'thorH who lind miffer-
(•u una luiiier-i wno mm kuii.- iii.oii--.ii
It   liilll   Ul
Dn; hiii.n; t-'ititi.tluiu-i.' lilt.
hide tbelr toiir»lnlucd clme],.-..
In different pnrts of Dw bnll thn
fooling of roHMitmont wnH nt conger
thnn nmotlon find woriln full of bitter-
l.t.'j.l      in    Uicki    HiV.A'.'tilir,   v.nvtk|ti:u   -ui>-
chocked from mnny n tongue    <
Tho InHt Kponkor wiih iui Interim*
llonnl officer, n nenrrod votornn, wh.)
hnd boon In tho tblckoHt of rnnin*
flghlR nnd hnd Heen the smoko den."
nftcr mnny ronfllcfH.
pralso, will prevent yon from earning
a livelihood at the rolls and furnaccB a man, William H. Tnft. In whom tho
tho Provincial Worklngmcn'H Atsaib a Victorious Strung.**
ntlon to meet tbo dcmnndH of Dw inni- Wh reception was nn Invitation to
orB of Nova Scotia is Brer-tod wltli ado oven better than tbo piovloim
spontaneous outb'«»«t jf applnuno, andnpcnltors. In n graphic description of
Kotuviilng from the 22 dnys convention of tho WoHtern I-'odorntlon of M.n*
ers, recently concluded In Denver,
Colo., Exocullvo Hoard Mombor David-
hoii ox-M.l'.P., for UiIh provlnco Hl'ip*'
ped over a couple of dnyw hero on Ids j
way homo to Snndon. j
Speaking of tho convention, ,.Mr.
DuyldHon Hiiid "It whh one of Ihe iiiohI
notable gntlierliigH over hold by onr
organization DohjiIIo the terrific bat*
th'H fought by onr offlum-H and mom-
Ijoi-h during the iiiih!. few yenrH, tiie
ai'giiul'-.iillnn' Ih In find cIiihh condition,
out, of debt and Iho membni-Hlilp growing rapidly. DeblH amounting to $7.V
000 hnvo linen pnld off and tbo mom*
bcrnhlp Iiiih doubled In three yenrH, In
addition llm Htiilu government of Colorado will In llio nt'iir future pny Into
our gonornl fund Honm SfUO.OOO In un
iitlctnpt. to pnrllnlly'rf'cnnipcnHii our
nicmbni'Hhlp for tlm Inrrlblo |h-thi'mi*
tloiiH of recent yoni'H" Continuing, Mr.
DnvldHon wild thai n grent deal of
time liml Imvii cniiHiniH'd in convention
by ii number of IndiiHlrliil Union fnn-
iitlc.H, who In un endimvor to Hccurn
mntr*-., nf lho tm«(no«ni far Iho t.wl*!*'
trlnl Wnrl-.'i'H nf tlm World, flrHl nt*
tomtod to abnllHb tlm nfflccH of pic
sldent nnd vlec-prmililont, nnd fulling
In tbiH, tried to blacken tlm rrpui-u*
Ion of 1-rcnldcnl Moyer, 'J'lmlr cffoitn
wore iitiKiicrcssful nnd till tho offk'iTH
wore i.'lci'ti'd l»J* iicclnmiilloii.
The convention appointed n commit*
Ice to meet tlm United Mlno WorkorH
wllh the Idea of combining tlm conl
and lwltilllfcrotiH nilncrH of Amorlcn
Into one body,
'lb') niohl liiiliii-hhUii (i-n-iiii'iiy xs.w
tlio unveiling oM monument deillcM-
i-dto tin- iiicmoiy nt >i*'i>, A. h-iiihuiii*,
who gnvo up his life for the orgnnl/.n-
tion, and Win. Murphy, Mm wdb-ltnr,
The Hotel of Fernie
I'Vi'iiii.'H Li'iuliiiK ('(iiiiiimi'cinl
and Tmii'ist IIoiim1.
S, F. WALLACE, Prop.
Mm1 supplied wltli   tlie  lieM  Wines,
IJipmrH ami Clgni'i*
Bar Unexcelled
All White Help
Call in and
seo us once
C. W. DAVEY & CO., Props,
„ illl   ilflllittl    i'l*'*   *l*'      ■'*'    i
Kvi-ry ciKiiiil/.iitioii In
vlted nnd tlm ceremony
Deliver     V*1',.-.
wnn wnttimd
,-.,'>i • in,, uii'ii'i i .i.i ,ilnl 11>«/.-.•   ills' lie* •.lilirr
Hpciilii'i'H of tlie day,- Wenlein   Wiige
llm mnny Marling (iniiUM*".-* of tlm*'*1
who hnd gone before.
John M. O'Nell editor of tlm Miiicm"
Magazine delivered the principal nd*
drcHH nnd In IiIh clmrnctcrlHilc M>|e,
referred to tlm blmory uf Mm* WcHtern
rul<*uil..-ii uf Miner:; ;;i.d Mm part Mm
deceaHfd Imd taken lu making H.
Tho**.*- present will Iniip rem- tuber his
1UHN    lMt   UlMtH   UHfc.UK
The ib'ii'v nr mm of tlm priHOiiH In
(li'i'iiiiiny nre nut mi stilkn for a riilm**
In pny. None nf Mmlr <-1hhs hnvn nc*ih*
bed, but Dw Mrlk«< ban nerved to
pi me how well I liey can be got nlong
v I'I.om'. .\ i;ri'iit pl'j a few hundred
of Mmm would not niHIii* In Cnnadn --
Western   W.'ll'e   Kill lier. THE  DISTRICT  LEDGER, FERNIE.        B.   C.   SEPTEMBER   18  1909
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Tin- .Socialist party, -party of the working class
and of the social -.•(■volution, aims at tlie conquest
of political power for tlit* emancipation of tlie
workers hy the destruction of (lie capitalisf system
anil thc aboil ion of classes. " o
With ils never on-line- propaganda it, reminds
tlie Proletariat thai it will find safety imd complete
,,freedom only in a system of collectivism or communism: it curries this propaganda into all circles,
lo stir up everywhere the spirit of aggressive demand and of combat. It incites the working class
to daily effort, constant, action, for tlie improvement of its eonditons of life, labor and struggle,
for the coiKjuest of new safeguards, new means of
action—precisely because it is - a revolutionary
parly, precisely because it is not stopped in its incessant demands by any regard for the obsolete
'"rights'* of capitalist properly, whether lhey.be
large or small. :  v
It is the parly of the;most essential, the active
reformers, the only party which can carry its efforts to (lie point of total reconstruction, thc only
one which can give to each of labor's demands its
full effect, the only parly which always can make
each reform, each conquest, the starting point and
leverage for broader demands and broader eon-
quests. And when it points out to the working
class, with the utility, ihe need, the benefit of each
reform, also the limits imposed on it by the capitalist environment itself, it is not to discourage immediate effort at realizing reforms; it is to" incite
thc workers to conquer new reforms, and' keep
them ever conscious, amidst, their struggles for bet-
tcr conditions, of the need bf total reconstruction,
of .the decisive transformation from capitalistic
property to collective property.
The way for this transformation is,paved by the
actual movement of events, by the evolution of the
mode of capitalist production, by its extension to
all parts of the world, by the accumulation and the
concentration of capital, by the progress of machinery, and technique, putting at man's disposal the
forces of production capable of providing amply
for ail needs. ■
They make possible the emancipation of the
wage-working class hy the re-conquest of all the
means of production and exchange, whicli it now
operates for profit of a small minority, and which
will then be collectively applied to the satisfaction
of the wants of all.
Along with this movement of tlie,forces of production, there must inevitably develop an immense
effort toward the eduction and organization ol! tlie
proletariat. In view of this tho Socialist Party
recognizes the prime importance of building up
labor orgaiiizaiioiis (unions, co-opera lives, etc,,) as
necessary, i.'leineiils in the .transformation of soe.
iely. For these combiils, for Iheso conquests, llio
.Socialist party employs all means of fiction regulating Iheir use by the deliberate will of a strongly
organized prolc.lariaf.
Thc proletariat progresses and I'rves itself by
its direct effort, liy its direct, eolleclive, organized
action on the employing class and tlie government,
anil this direct action includes the. gci'Tal strike,
employed to defend Ihe llireatened liberties of tlie
workers, lo enforce the great demands of labor, ns
well us every united effort of the organized prole-
lariat in view of capitalist exploitation.
I/ike all exploited classes lliroiighoiit history,
tlie proletariat asserts its right of last resort to
i/isiinvcliomil force, bill it dislirigiiis'lics between
vast collective movements which enn arise only
from a general and deeply slirred feeling of Ihe
proletariat, and .skirmishes in which a few laborers
recklessly hurl themselves against Ihe whole
stiviiirtli of tlii* cHpJIali-*.! state,
II m-Im ili-tell". "with di'lilier.iie, constant effort,
lo llle coli(|l|csl of political power; il opposes In
all capitalist parties, with iheir reactionary, vague
or friiL'iiH'iilary programs, Hie full collectivist and
communist affirmation and Ihe ceaseless effort al
IIIKTl.l O'il    I't     tlie    (I | H,HII/.l-lt    plHICKll Itll ,    .Hill    II     IO
Uiirii.-i it ii.-> "ic i s.-ai'iii uu tuti v iii ii.-, hiini.iiii.-i (o
work through the ballot, for Iln* increase of ihe
parliamentary ami iemslnlive stivnglii ol" Socialism.
expenditure of the Militia department in* 1907 as a
basis for determining the total annual cost. Australia pays slightly less than $1.50 per year. In the
ease of both Canada and Australia the expenditure
on account of defence are steadily increasing and
will no doubt continue to do so. ...      ■
Of the great powers of the world eight pay an
annual war tax aggregating ^1,500,000,000. This
sum is merely for army and navy appropriations,
and represents about 40 per cent of all taxes paid.
As, well as having the heaviest, per capita tax the
Britisher has the heaviest gross tax as following
comparisons show:
Expenditure * Per cap. tax
Great-Britain $310,000,000       $7.50
Germany ^  250,000,000      ° 4.00
France .!'!    >. - 200,000,000
Russia    ...   ............ 250,000,000
Austria-Hungary 110,000,000
Italy     80^000,000
United States 240,000,000.
Japan     45,000,000
Total $1,500,000,000
This is an enromous burden to carry. Though
the gospel of peace and good will to all men is e4-v
tending, the amount of money sacrificed on the
altar of international distrust is expanding. Thc
Commercial West of Minneapolis jn discussing the
subject, says:
''"When will7 the world wake up and shake off
the hypnotic spell of the armament lobbyist. The
occupation of tlie great nations today is in the
peaceful'paths of industry, International com
mercialism is binding them closer together every
year. There js no possible excuse for loading the
tax payer with this great burden. It is easy to
see how gigantic improvements could be carried
out by the different nations if all this money now
squandered on war were available for commercial
betterments; but where it would do the most good
would be in the pockets of the citizens where it
belongs. Let the buying-power of this vast sum
come into the channels of trade to purchase what
each family needs. Business would receive
great stimulus in all lines and the general welfare
of all be promoted by turning this stream of ex
travagance into avenues of peaceful industry.
• "Jn this matter of disarmament, nations, are
lagging far behind the citizen. The man who thinks
it necessary now to go armed in his travels around
the world is thc exception. 'He accepts other men
of a]l nations as friendly-until they show.some hostility. "Willi all the present influences-working
for peace, diplomacy.should be, able to avoid war
and relieve us of the burden of war taxation."
That is the counsel of peace lovers; but unhappily it is a counsel of perfection. The mania for
adding battalion to battalion ,and ship to shig keeps
on. growing with intensity; and all the European
ward, bankruptcy. The only hope is the growing
power in nations, now dominated by warlords, of
a peace loving "democracy. Germany is undoubtedly the present terror of the world, but the growth
of the social democratic movement may compel, in
thc near future, a modification of its-military and
naval programme. That is the only possible avenue of escape from the- present impasse.—"Winnipeg
Free Press. , ' -
Under''Socialism there would be no need for
this tremendous expenditure, and the money would
be divided among thc people ,and used for other
and better things.
The Grand Trunk Pacific are trying -to get a
wholesale importation of Orientals for railway, construction worlc, They claim that the reason for
this is that they cannot get enough white men* to
fulfill their contracts. Why in heaven's name do
they not pay the men a. living wago? How can
they expect white men to live on a mere pittance,
and then think they are going to be bored to death
hy applications from whito men for positions. If
tho government allows this concern to put in the,
Orientals their goose will bo forever cooked because
Ihe workingmen of Canada will not stand for such
traitor's tricks.
Yesterday is gone, forget, it; tomorrow never
comes, don't worry about it; today is.here, use it.
The more a ruling class is able lo assimilate I Inmost prominent men of n ruled class, the more solid
and dangerous is ils rule,
The fall millinery season approaches and Ihe
poor hubby has lo do without smokes nnd oilier
luxuries I'or a lime,
The controversy between the two elniliiiillts
I'or North pole honors still goes on, ami we-are
wondering where our winter overcoat is going lo
come from,
A moral reform society has been started in the
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The editor is not responsible for the
opinions  of  correspondents:
Editor Ledger:
Editor District Ledger:
Sir: Permit my lnstnisioii in your
columns on a matter of public interest which I would fain hope concern':
all our citizens. I refer to the contiguity of Fairy .Creek Falls and the
Three Sisters, and the advisability of.
securing something more than a temporary right of domain in that locality.
Since the pipe line has been carried
through there has been a regular
stream of visitors to what otherwise
has been known to only a few. More
and more travel will follow this line,
whicli forever does away with thc disgruntled complaint "that there is nowhere to go in Fernie and nothing to
see.", In opening up this pipe line
the city council have afforded access
to the very heart of one of the most
idyllic spots in the mountains, and
all within a couple of miles or so of
The strip of ceclar forest which has
been mercifully left by the forest fires
is of such importance to the city
and surroundings that the writer ventures to call attention to the suggestion which has been made before, that
the city-council lose no time in approaching the government with a view-
to ils acquisition by the city. There
is no question that the combination of
mountain, falls and forest affords th*?
possibility of, a park with scenic attractions on a smaller scale that may
compare with Stanley Park of Vancouver, with the added advantage of
immediate access for mountain climbing.. If the enterprising business men
of Fernie are not wide awake enough
to see the commercial importance attaching to the preservation of this
forest area, in attracting tourists and
inviting residential additions to the
city, they will only.have themselves tc
Others bettor, qualified may" speak
with regard to the rival attractions, ot
other cities, but if Fernie knows her*
self and her opportunities as a city
she will lose no timo in putting thin
section under her own control, and
running a trail to the.Joot, and even
tually to the,sides and summit of tin
Three Sisters.
A generous swath ought to be in,
eluded in the strip to bo expropriate*!
by the city'.
In connection with this the bench on
the west side of the Elk, immediately
and planted and terraced with trail.;
This is in full sight of the city: has
all the advantages of* the sun; is made
up of good soil; and could easily be
turned into' a part of the scheme ot
the park, with grass seed-and suitable
shrubbery. It is quite a question
whether, now that the timber has been
taken off and thon surface denuded,
this is not one of the potent causes
for the high winds which como at
critical times in hot weather, the surfaco becoming superheated and helping thus to set. up a-current in„con-
junction with cooler areas. This fact,
combined with the certain denudation
in weathering unless, the bareness Is
covered by nature's own protection of
greenery, may have a bearing' on tho
security of the placo as woll as tho
unslghtllness of the surroundings.
And now, sir, will the council, lh
their accustomed energetic nnd busln*
ossllke way, take up this mattor with
a gonorous regard to all the interests
involved, nnd socuro for Fornio tho
rights which will pin go lior among
the queens of tho continent In nnturnl
sconory. It means everything lo Fornio In tho coming tlmo.
May I spoak ono word more—having
n boai'In**** on the public health? Tho
council have boon following a (hor*
oiifi-lily business liko nnd public spirit
ed courso during the past yonr. Is 11
not possible for thom to look Into (ho
quostion of milk supply a Uttlo moro
olosol*.', with something of tho sniiio
scientific requirements nR nro bolng
cnllod for ln thu puiu milk niovoniont
olsowlioro? Tho numbor of casus of
typhoid and .summer complaint Is np-
paling; nnd wlillo thin may not havo
to do with lho milk nlono, It Ih only
rci'iKoimblo lo ask that milk supplied
to Infants and iuIuIIh bo, proporly certificated,
I romnin, yours respect fully,
acters. Mr. Mack has laid his story in*
Wyoming, the famous cattle country,
where many stories can be told cf fortunes made and lost., He has cleverly
converted actual occurrence and scene'
to stage uses, and how- well he did lii-:
work will be demonstrated when "In
Wyoming" will be presented at the
cpera house September PMh by nn
especially selected cast
Johan Fiderak
Stive Gaso
Tom Gushal
Johan Golek
Andro Haryk
Albert Hovanee
Joe Habdas
Andro Habdas  .
Johan Janiga
Mike Jankulak
Stive Lissok
Chali Lisak
Gaspar Malatinko
Stive Majers
Joe Moticak
Joe Machor
Treng Mikusak
Johan Mirera
Peter Michalski •
Tom Malatinker
Parquale Maletter Albert Jurasek
Tom Jagos
George Janak
Tom Janco
Albert Jagos
Mike Jedrriejas
Joe Jagos
Mike Kipta
Johan Kapalka
Tony Kopeiha
Stive Kapalka
Johan Kovac
Joe Klis
Tom Klis
Johan Reguly
Mike Stesni
Andro Saturkik
Martin Semlik
Martin Stevulak
Johan Turlik   •
Joe Urban
Mike Urbas
Tom Vrubel
Johan Vogamer
Albert Wolmj
Andro 'Press
Albert Golek
Albert Savilia
Chaly Misery
Johan NijI
Albert Noga
Johan Noga
Martin" Nogo
Joe Ondrlk
Lay Pytlarr
Mike Paulus
Frank Pindlak
Andro Pisony
Luigi Rubtto
Johan Klis
Martin   Rappstor
Joe Sputa
Albert Savila
. Johan Sti?';uli?.k
Johan Stity
Joe Turllit
Martin Ul.Ui
Johan Urbas
Mike Vavrican   ■•
Joe Vavrican
John Bulko ,
Stive Borsik
De Janlini
Sam Yorky
est being the ranch of a well to do
cattleman. The picturesque scenery
is all made from scenes painted' on the
spot by the eminent painter, W. O.
Wegner, and such has been the success of the painter in reproducing the
same that one, can almost feel the
'aroma of the cactus and sage bush,
and, imagine the inhaling of the,, dry
choking alkali dust., "In Wyoming" is
an American play and will live long in
the hearts of the American theatregoers. ,
One of the most interesting' productions that will be at the Fernio opera
houso this season is '.'In Wyoming."
It is the product of the versatile Willard Mack's pen. Mr. Mack was happy
in the selection of his locality, upon
which to build a story, and it contains
all tho elements that go to mako it a
success. No section of America holds
a stronger fascination for the tourist
than does the great west, with its
great wide plains and interesting char-
The monotony of the dull theatrical
season will be relieved soon by the
engagement of the San Francisco Op:
era company in this city. The Gay Pa-
risienne, The Runaway Girl, The Ghei*
sha, Fantana, The Toymaker and King
Dodo are some of the lively musical
comedies and comic operas which the
San Francisco Opera company has in
its repertoire, -and each and every
piece is remarkably good entertainment. There has been a general
shaking up of the chorus and principals; Teddy.Webb, of course, heads the
Company and he is surrounded by a
remarkably clever collection of singers and actors. " **,
"In Wyoming,' which comes to the
Fernie opera house on September 29
ls._without, doubt.. the.-best__nlay__Mr..,
Willard.* Mack ever offered or wroto,
the story is interesting throughout the
the entire-four acts and there' is not
moment, from the rise of the courtln
when the interest' of the spectators
lags. Tho characters are all taken
from life,? and are a correct portrayal
of the people who go to make up the
Inhabitants of the state from which
the play takes its name. The scenes
and incidents are laid in the beautiful
Big Horn vnlley, the corner of inter-
Business Blocks,   Churches
Schools, and heavy work a'
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Fire !  Fire! Fire!
The anniversary of tlie great
lire of August 1, 190S, is drawing near. Let us draw your attention to tlie fact that we rep- ,
resent 11 financially strong, old
established and well known
Boai-d Fire Insurance com-"
panics, also agent fov the
Sun   Life    Insurance
Company of Canada
We have several snaps in
Business and  Residential
in different pails of tlie city
Agent      ' I,
New Oliver Typewriter
Machine given out on trial
t No Charge
Jt^M—A-QN E-W—&-
We have just added a full line of Hardware to ouv businees.    Our
business is made up of,the following lines'
Farm implements   and Carriages, Harness
and Findings, Feed, (Horse Pin and Chicken)
Wc have a full line in any of the above and our prices  are right
Mltllln1   .      -It
,'Wi'iti.T Ji.'i.s )m li iiin,„',.il,'i\ Li ii .iful *■■.'.' D;r i.'vM'J.'l
ive,     .All of which reminds us Hint clmrily he-jins
at lniim*.
Pick Out tho Canadians
(Ooloniim Miliar)
The Canadian Union If Strong
A  ivrHnl II"! nf thn nmnxltnvB nt thn
Ciiiuulliui union in Coleman. Thu prowl-
tit-Ill., .luuiti tWitJIU till Ill-Ill) .IUI 'HUiUtin
lo know iilionl mid hoc, will ntlie office
on tlio first ilny of Oclolinr, Wn will
limn puliliHli IiIh inline iuul wo can iih*
Hiiro yon lio Ih a intin of Inlcwlty ami
I •j*
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Hritishers pay more per iinul lor tin* niaiiit-'u*
aiii'O of llii'ii* tinny niul navy Hum i\w citizens of
any other eoimlry. Tin- \wv capita lax is $7,.'.i) nc*
■ ■ofrliti*^ (■*< Hi'- ri'.'iH*'"* prepared ).y Hi-' J(.onion Financial NYws. In <'«im«la the lux ju-i* Iwutl is Uss
than 7<l »'i*nK putting tin- pi.pulalion at tin- mihic-
vvhut low isliriial'' «»f »!,"►' H>,iM»0 ami Ink iim; tin* total
ljiik"'iry alili'Miicn voli-il llli'lilseivi's live rules
on tlicit* Klrect ear system, Tlmt one ear is eer*
tainly eaiisitiK « K*'''*>> <*'»iiiiiiotioii in Iln; aforesaid
The fuel Unit an elect inn is on tin; wny should
Jirijiif lo liiiiuls of all  .vnrlceis tlinl  il is absolutely
Jiecessary io /(■■^i.slcr in onler to Jmve u vote, mo
talc*1 no -/•iiatins.     i!i-iu<*iiihr*r that on election liif.'ht
(hallols count, not i;.mil intentions.
Audro lteliy
Jno liar Ik
Joo llnrulk
Andro llriino
Mlko Hurnock
Paul Ilonl
(icon-re liulko
f)cnri'o nnmo
Mlko Ijjelll
Martin PetlnnrR
riinly HvoKok
Flllp Cnpiitn
IJolian Cul
■F. Ck-Jirelly
Joo KlrAKik
Mlko Krntky
.Martin  Knprhea
.Toh»n  Kulilu
Joe Krls**»
Joo Kulilneo
Joo Kralom
Alix Kulilnon
Mil*,.*.   Knl-M,:
Joo Holder
Joe Lenrurlia
Nik U-fay
Jnn l.udbok
Andro !><*ndeckl
Sllvo LloBkl
Johan Mpnlcka
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We carry a well selected stock of the
Reg'd Boxer, Staunton and Watson
Foster Papers
These Goods speak for themselves,   See our Sample Books
Everything for a Fishing Trip
Rods, lines,  Leaders,  Flies.   Etc..   Etc., in
Large Varieties
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4...*,,^*.»4«a»*m^«*..*-. DISTRICT   LEDGER
The Official Organ of District  Ho.   13, U. PI. W.   of A.
Fernie, B. C, September IStli, 1909
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News From the Camps
From our own Correspondents
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Two members of the Fernie Socialist
party, Comrades John C. Turner and
Oscar Erickson visited Coal Creek' on
Sunday last, "September 12th, and in
company with W. H. Evans and J. E.
Smith made an house to house visit
for the purpose, of enrolling men on
the voting list, who wore duly qualified to have a vote. They registered
no fewer than 95 names. There is
"every probability ot an election this
fall and the party are confident of
capturing the seat this time. Thoy are
determined to leave no stone unturned in tlieir efforts to put their man
on top. If by chance anyone was
missed who is entitled to be on the
list, will leave their name and address at house 173 or> with either of
the checkweiglimen, they wiU'see.that
a. commissioner visits,them. All who
want to have a say in ,the coming election must be on the voting list previous to Nov. 1.
■ Billy Alexander left here last week
on holidays.. He will be absent about
three weeks. Billy is very'*popular
with the boys and we hope he has a
good time. .
In our last week's notes on the miners float in the labor day parade, we
omitted the name of Percy Uawson
from amongst those who had worked
so' hard to make the float a success,
ll is only fair to say that none worked
harder than brother ltawson, ,and we
regret that by an oversight his name
was. omitted. ..   .    -.
Born: On Friday September 10, to
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Hall, another
bell "rapper. This event was celebrated in right royal style, quite a number
of .friends being invited, including Mayor. Evans and your correspondent.
Refreshments were provided. Mayor
Evans gave the parents and child his
very large* circle of friends in Coal
Creek wish him success in the, new
home of his choice.
Born: On Wednesday September 15
to JMr. and Mrs. James Matheson, a
daughter. ,
Mr. and Mrs. Worthington and family from Morrissey have taken up their
residence here. ,
Charlie Williams has been appointed
night watchman for the C. N. P. Coal
Mr. and Mrs. Bridge and family have
taken up their residence here.' Mr.
Bridge was in charge at Morrisey previous to coming here. We undorsli.irl
he is at present looking after tlio new
Our'old friend Herbert i.anfea'- is
lock again He has stirteil fire bost,-
ing: *n No. 9 on the afto *< on shift.
Another old Morrissey man is Jas.'
McPherson, in No. 9' as night fire-
boss. ' o .
airs. A. Horrocks of French camp
gave girth to a daughter on Thursday
morning. This is the fifth increase
in Coal Creek this week. Watch Coal
Creek grow.
' For cleanliness and home cooking try
Fairclough's boarding   house, 179-180
Coal Creek, opp. football grounds.
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audience that he. had Socialist, literature for sale. The chairman then introduced W. D. Haywood.    The man-
ner in which he was received was. a
credit to the working class of Coleman. Haywood is a remarkable speaker, his method of delivery combined
with his graphic description of ."the
class struggle in Colorado and Idaho,
as well as other parts of the United
States, left a lasting impression on the
minds of the people there. The working man who heard Haywood and then
believed in an all Canadian union of
foreigners must be feeble in his upper
The editor of the Coleman Miner
took a' tumble ou Tuesday night.
Clem Stubbs, vice-president of the
district was in town this week.
Thc Fraternal Order of Eagles will
commence a new hall on the main
street in the near future. "The hall will
be built of brick.
The slick uns from Spokane are doing a rushing business with the Carbondale town lots.
Young* Slavonian   Buried
by Fall of Rock-21
Years of Age
speech proposed their very good health
whicli we all drank several times. The
child /was declared to be the • finest
ever seen .in Coal Creek. Mr. Evans,
then sang with much feeling-The Miners' Boy. We hope the good example
sot by Mr. and Mrs. Hall* will be followed by others, Mr, Evans and
your correspondent are prepared to
attend on nil such occasions.
We notice the C. N. P. Coal Company aro putting a number of new
lights in and around tlie mine yard.
The company might go a little further
and put'a few lights up the roads leading to the houses. The footpaths too
are In a horrible condition, and with
no lights there Is really no getting
up the roads at night time. A Strang-
. er visiting Coal Creek at night tlmo
would' not need to ask whether tho
placo belonged to a privato company
or not, private enterprise being writ-
ton all ovor it. A - little moro consideration for the peoplo who have
to live here would bo welcomed,     ,
Born: On Saturday September 11 tli,
to Mr. and Mrs. George Johnston, a
daughter, .
W, II. Evans was nominated at the
minors mooting on Snturday night for
tlio position of national board member, n'rother Evans Is well Known In
District 18 nnd Hhould come near win*
■Tamc-H Stewart, tho popular firoboss
nt No. II nilno was to bo married to
MIhb Annlo Wright yesterday (I-'rlday)
Wo hnvo no doubt but tlmt, ho is
married all right this IImo. The l,nil-
Bor offers congratulations and wishes
tliem much happlnosH. This will be u
sorloiiH blow to somo people who dur*
lug Ihe past twelve months lmvo been
ablo to get much copy out of Jlinmy'H
iiiippoHOd oiiBngemotitH und secret niiir*
Tom Dimrnn Iiiih moved to I'lisshiirK.
Tom was coiicoi'iioi] In hoiiiu littlo Iron*
tilo which occurrod In No, 9 mine, of
which nt lho present tlmo It would
do unwise (o venture un opinion.
All tlio district offlcei-H, vi/.., Dili
Powoll, president! Clem Slublis, vleo
lirtmldent ami A. J. Curler, heciutmy.
treiiHiirer worn nominated for ro*olcct*
ion by (lluilHtone lornl on Hnlunlny
Horn: On Monday, September 13 to
lie. nnd Alrn. Walter Scott, of l-'roncli
Camp, a daughter.
MrH. .tollii Mc-Ciiiuc-iit i4i.iH.-o 'mih
uu I'dititj- l^.-il- <in a 1'i.xll. i.t in.-i- dauaU
ler, .Mih. James MulljeKui-1. ,
IVcr» Alh-r-rton wast romovod to 1-Vr-
nlo hospital on Wednesday nlplit nuf-
ferlnj; from nn nitiiok of   typhoid te-
Mr. T. Clnnoy left hero on Wednesday for IlllnolH, Nro. Clancy la nn
ardent tratio unionist nnd was becom-
Injc vory popular timongflt union men,
who regret Hint ho bnt soon cause to
leave Dw district. He wnt nn iinllr*
JnR worKcir. Anything ho wat aaked
fo do nn behalf nf Die union he whs
•lu'ayn ready to curry out. He wus an
effective Bpoalior and will mako Ida
mark whom ver ho happens to be. Hia
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Two new boilers have arrived for
the International Coal and Coke Co.,
which will be installed in their places
at once.
Mrs. Emmerson, widow of the late
Joseph Emmerson', who was killed a
few weeks ago in Coleman mine, has
taken over the Lille hospital as care
taker. ' "
Joe Grafton', Ihe fruit land rustler
of the Arrow Lake country,' was in
town this week. .    .   „     '
pleted their track to the McGillvray
Creek Coal and Coke Company's mine
and the track will be laid immediately:'' ,
Mrs. Jones, wife of Fred Jones, engineer, is contemplating a trip to the
old country next month.
How's this? Ten members in one
day from Bulko's union to the U. M.
W. of A.
Bulko's bluffs won't bluff the Slavs
much longer.
Bulko visits the Company's office
pretty regular theso days.
A grand football match was played
here last Saturday between Mlchol and
Coleman. It was the best match that
was over playod in Coloman. It was
particularly free from roughness, somo
flno work being exhibited on both
sides. Score ono goal to nil In favor
of Colomnn. The cup looks good to
us this season.
A largo room In the Minors hall that
was built for a rending room, but has
not beon put. Into operation, hns boon
turned over lo tho Socialist party who
wlllnns early ub possible, plnco'literature of the various languiigos bearing
on the labor questions of tho day on
the tables froo of charge, A lending
library of books will bo Installed also
ul. an early date.
The Finn branch of lho Socialist
local have nr.do arrangements to have
tlm ull for i social and d.ivro In nb'"-t
two weeks,
J. Griffiths, secretary ot Lillo local
war? In town on Tuosdn.* sent up by
the minors of Lillo to try rind got. W.
1>, Haywood to visit them. Ills orrnnil
was miccoRHful and Haywood will vIh*
It Lillo and spoak thure nu Saturday
0. M. O'Brien arrlvod lu Colomnn on
Tuomluy night without bolng advertised. PorhniiH ii littlo mlvortlHliiB would
hnve ill effecth on John llerron.
It Ih helm,' circulated froely around
town that Bulko Iiiih asked for un nd*
vnnco on Ida pay shoot; IiIh dlHclplus
wild no; thoy'd bo d d If   they
Tho Minora hull Inn* boen let to thn
Kiiglen for it Hinolier next  Sat unlay
W. 1), Haywood, late Hecieliiry nf'llm
W. F. of M„ fi|iolce to u large audience
on TuoHilny ulwhl In lho MIiicih hull
mul opera Iiouho, Precisely at oIkIiI.
o'clock the Coloman hand arrived nt
Uii-cutiitT 01 Uio liiiiin Mn-i-t, ui.ti in.iy
.••J .'-j Ui,W..v.' lit iW.vj it .a,- .', uHi-j'ti'iD'd
Kolii;; to (he- hull and playliiK a fine
SK-lra-linn imlde. Promptly ft' S.'tf' 11V-
Smlth took tho chnlr, nnd after a few
romurliH Introduced Ihe nponkorn, Ho
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Socialist party of Coloman and Bald
thnt In nftor yonra when the working
pooplo rnmo to their own. thoso who
woro In tho band inlght look hack with
prldo to tho tlmo Ihey playod for a
man wlinan whole, life waa lioln-r do-
voted to tho interests of (ho laboring
V. M. O'lJilen 1*1, P. P., was thru
callod, and spoko for a short time on
capital and lator. arid explained to the
The two ties in the semi-final round
of the Fort Steel cup were played last
Saturday. The game between Coleman and Michel resulted in the 'defeat
of the cupholders and furnished an
exciting contest. -
Coleman .qualified for the finals by
the only goal of the match, the result
being one'goal to nothing in their favor. Coleman secured the goal from a
penalty. Ramsay, late? of Fernie, took
the kick and made no mistake. An incident occurred in, the first half which
nearly brought, the game to a sudden
close., The referee misjudged a ball
which struck the Michel upright and
went past. He, thinking the ball had
passed between the posts, gave a goal.
Michel protested strongly and ^threatened to leave the' field but'the referee
decided to disallow the goal and the
game was proceeded with. Coloman
secured their goal before the interval.
In the second portion Michel had ,a
slight advantage and strove hard to
equalize the score, but failed. They
thus part with the cup, whicli they
have now held for four successive seasons. ■
The other lie. between Frank and
.TJncm*av_m>ni-,nrl_i,n_l*|A. n. Ann.hni-inn n f f n i i-i.
-jnvuui-wi-[yi\j * ^u-\.\j-u\3-u.-\jmai3-*L\Jii o-O- -u.ii.-u.ij.-
and Frank won easily by the handsome
score of.five goals to nothing. In justice to Hosmer it has to be stated that
they made the journey to Frank with
only nine men so that their heavy defeat is partly explained.
The way Is now clear for the cup
final, the finalists being Coleman and
Frank, and no matter which side wins
the cup will find a new resting place,
as neither of these clubs, have previously secured the trophy. Up to the
time of writing wo havo no Information as to tho dato of the final, nor
of where lt will be played.    "
TABER, Sept. 17—A sad fatality occurred this morning. at the Canada
West mine which reslutod in the untimely 'death of Mike Nichylochuk, by
a huge mass of rock falling on him and
killing him instantly.
Coroner Humphries was called and
eiiipanneled a jury, which viewed the
remains and rendered a verdict of ace
idental death.
The victim was 21 years of age and
a Slav. i
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A*-very, pretty wedding took place
last evening, the contracting" parties
being Miss Annie Wright and Mr.
James M. Stewart, the popular fire-
boss at No. F> mine. Tlie wedding
took placo at the residence of Mr. J.
Stewart, the father of the groom, on
Dalton avenue, Fernie, and the ceremony was conducted by Rev. Grant.
Miss Orr of Fernie* was bridesmaid,
and Mr. Thomas Stewart, brother of
the groom was best man. The bride
who looked charming in a lovely dress
of ivory silk, was given away by her
uncle, ,Mr, Harry, Allan, .of football
fame. A-„very large number of
guests were present at the ceremony
and ensuing festivities, and the bride
and groom were recipients of hearty
congratulations from a. very wide circle of friends. The presents were
both numerous and costly. Mr. and
Flyer for Spokane where the honey
moon will be spent On their return
we understand they will take up
their residence in Coal Creek,
The following are the dates, and the
places at which W. D. Haywood has
arranged to address meetings:
Frank opera house Sunday 19th 2.30
Calgary, Tuesday 21st.
Canmore,   Wednesday  22nd.
Bankhead,  Thursday 23rd.
Fernie Miners opera houso Sunday
2Gth, 2.30.
Under ■ new management
Ice Cream a Specialty
Chocolates and other candies manufactured on the premises.
i Sale is Sti
Corset Covers Trimmed I-iccs & Kinbioidi-rie--; from.
Ladies' Drawers, fancy laces & insertions from	
Night dresses, Mother 11 ubbavd yokes & low necks from.
A special lot of White Skirts best value over offered.   Sonic
are slightly soiled, therefore bought at big discount     .50
All tliOaSC who purchased in the January whitewear sale will lind
this whirewcar still bett-cr value,
Come early and get a'good selection
i MRS.   E.   TODD
Man ley & Lawrence
1117  Third Avenue
Noar 8onoca St
Seattle -      Wash
This is somothing new in the drug lino—but
just tho samo wo havo a lot of odd linos of goods
that must bo cloarod out to make room for now
stock. Everything in this salo will bo in tho
window and will bo markod
At Cost  Price
This sale is on for Pay Day and the following
Monday only. Havo a look at tho window and
you aro suro to buy.
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& McLean Co., Ltd.
Fixtures,  Light
and Bell
Wiring,   Etc.
Phone 61
Palace Drug; Store
A. W. Bleasdell.
Fernie Opera House
Open a savings account in thc namo of
your young son.    Wc will loud him a
small metal bank to help liini, save for
' Full compound interest paid twice a ^
year on deposits of one dollar or more,
W. C.;. B. Manson Manager
Crows Nest Trading Co.
General Merchants
The   Store  of Good Values
Agents-"Bell Pianos"
Sold on monthly payments
Victoria Ave.
Fernie, B.C.
of Views
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PrlrpH ]',c nnd H.'c
To purchase Just tho goods you want now at considerably less
than the regular prices. We have odds and ends In the following* lines which we want to clear out before the season Is entirely over. On some Items the price Is cut In half, while on
others the reduction Is smaller, but overy line offered represents
exceptional value,
Most of these lines are sampled In our  windows    this     week.
Come In and let uu quote you.
Whimster & Co.
Advertise in the Ledger
TORONTO, Sept. ir On Smiinlity hpn<i<'!4 unit «liovrl« nml <inl««n*il to
wlillo ft riiiii.; of vitrliiiu'ti i-mplnj* •! ;<l'i!t iln* |ir«'inlm-H. Kor-'iimii liowfti
liy I'twtriwiitrH mi Iiiv »■>*• irariMiiN i ■•*•'■■ l,,H '"n*1*" hndwu ami two work-
mIoii llm* of Un* Uydio Kl.-tiri.' l'i,w, -r, uo n xxnr luully ljiaim.
f'nriiriiixtilriii u-i-ri' IhvIhk 1iii*."< nn tin*' Tin' nii'h"itr<' umtfr unlH't-. from lho
fniHi of KII Lain' ni'iir Stf. Ann*.-, In 7 ''nmil.---i.in nm tn n-tallali' willi per*
f.iiiinlii County, Dwy wow nn;u k<*it Muml vftili*iir«» nml tin-rotor** mail*' no
by hoiiio of lii** farnioiM with pltclitoiKo n-hlMriiHo.
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Murdered by Daughter Near London
Because of AbuserDeceased
Well  up in Years   ,
LONBO.X, Ont. Sept. 17—Mrs. \V.
Scott was placed under arrest last evening by High Constable Hughes, and
is charged with the murder of her father-in-law, Harvey Scott, aged ' 75:
She is now lodged in, the county jail
.here. The shooting too place at 7.20
in the morning when the son was
away from his home at a threshing.
Mrs. Scott was observed, ' running
down the road by Joseph Vining, at
about S o'clock. She was crying at
the lime.
* "What's thc matter?" he asked and
she' replied, vaguely, "You will see
what I have done when you get up
Vining found the old man stretched
out on the ground at the rear of tho
house dead." There was a wound by
u .32 calibre bullet behind the ear.
Mrs. Scott admitted to Dr. Armstrong, who was called, and also to
Joseph Vining, the first to arrive on
the scene,, that she had done the
shooting. She said that she had been
laboring under the threats and tortures
for years aud could stand them no longer. Wesley Scott, when questioned,
stated that'for years his father had
abused him and his wife. Scott showed
marks that he had received from the
blows delivered by his father.
"My father," he said, "used"'to go to
the house and abuse my wife, and on
many occasions took a club to her.
At one time she had him arrested and
up in court at Thorndale for beating
her. He was fined a small sum and let
go." ' ' ' ■•      ■
All the neighbors state that it is a
wonder that the woman had stood the
old man's abuse as long as she has and
they are all of the opinion that the
woman'did the shooting while in a fit
of temporary insanity brought on by
constant abuse. The two families of
Scotts live side by side on the 'fifth
concession of West Nissouri, the old
man living alone. The other household
consists of Wesley Scott,, his wife and
one daughter who is about 15 years of
age. The homes are between two
and three miles east of Thorndale. Mrs.
Scott, Sr., stated that she had been,
the second wife of deceased. She said
he had always heen a model husband
to her and never abused her. The son,
Wesley, said that his mother had died
of heart failure some twenty-two years
ago. The neighbors stated that just
before the first Mrs. Scott died a kettle of boiling water had been spilled
on her breast and they went so far as
Awful Experience of Man
Working at Granby—
Is Stil! Living
PHOENIX, Sept. 17—To fall 10 ft.
into a steel car and be buried under
50 tons of crushed rock for more than
half an hour and still live is the experience of Edward Edwards who lies in
thc -Phoenix General Hospital today
with good prospects of recovery.   ,
Edwards was loading.a car at No. 3
Granby crusher and fell from a plat
form into the car, the, crushed root:
continuing to fall and bury him until
the mouth of the chute became choked.
Foreman John Ingram examined the
state of the car and came to the
conclusion that Edward was under
the load. The ore was carefully run
off from ono side, of the car, when
ttie unfortunate man was found ih an
unconscious and badly bruised condition from the ore falling on him. He
had probably been In the position for
lo\charge her husband with throwing an hour.     His bruises although num
ber out of a loft on two occasions and
breaking a leg.
An inquest was opened this afternoon at'the Scott home. After .viewing the body the inquest adjourned
to.meeton Friday evening ,in Thorndale. Coroner Hughes of this city
is in charge of the inquest.
Dr. Armstrong from Thorndale conducted a postmortem after the jury
viewed the remains. The shooting was
done with a 32 revolver whicli AVesley
Scott says has been in the house for
"I .was surprised to hear that my
wife had shot my father. I would not
have been surprised had he shot her,
as he' often threatened lo shoot her
and I," lie said.'
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
(30).days after date I intend to apply
to the lion. Chief.; Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a license to prospect for Coal and Petroleum on the
following described lands situato in
South E. Kootenay, British Columbia,
Block *1593, commencing at a post
planted at or near 1 mile east of the
31st mile post of tlio present C. P. R.
iT>.yaYo/l_.ji-nQji^t*j#l=l\£i*ii*i (r_H*if»_g/\ii J_ji_o*n gh
corner of A. S. Farquharson's claims';
Thence running west 80 chains;
. Thence running north SO chains;
Thence running east 80 chains;
Thence running south 80 chains
to a point of commencement, making
640 acres more or less,
Located this 1st day of September,
NAT BABCOCK, Agent,   .
"     A.S.FARQUHARSO.V, Locator
.1. RAVEN, Witnoss
NOTICK is hereby given that thirty
(30) days after dale I Intend to apply
to tho Hon. Chlof Commissioner of
Lands and Works for'a license to prospect for Coal and Petroleum on the
following described lands Hllunlo In
South E. Kootonay, British Columbia,
Wook •1503, commencing at a post
plnntod at or near 3 inlloH eiiHt of 30
milo post, of tho present C. IVR. surveyed lino and being the north oust
corner of Edmund UoIhjoII'h clnlm;
Thence running south 80 clinlnn
Thenco running went 80 chains;
Thence running north 80 chains;
Thonco running east SO chains;
(o n point of commencement, malting
(HO acres moro or Ichh,^
Located this 2nd day of September,
EDMOND 1JOIS.10L1, Locator
J. RAVI****,', Wit iiohh
being the north wost corner of Nat
Babcock claim;
Thence running east SO chains;
" Thence running south' 80 chains
Thence running west 80 chains*,
Thence running north 80 chains:
to a point of commencement, making
610 acres more or less. .    "
Located this 2nd   day of September
-      ■    NAT BABCOCK, Agent,
■    NAT BABCOCK, Locator
I- '* RAVEN,TWitness    '    , •	
erous, are not' thought' to be serious
but is still suffering seriously from
the shock.
J. B. McLachlan, district secretaiy-
treasurer of thc United Mine Workers
Union, writing from Glace Bay to the
Eastern Labor News tells the following story of the treatment accorded
members of the working class by the
capitalists and their hired thugs. The
temper of the miners is being seriously misjudged or else there were more
than four ruffians in the immediate
vicinity:        . '
"The strike situation at Glace Bay is
in every way looking bright for a successful issue for the miners. The Dominion Coal Company is resorting to
thc tactics not only of a defeated foe,
but of an.unscrupulous and desperate
I enemy.
|    On Friday evening, July 30th in the
[ town of Dominion No. 4 the military
* and police force of the Dominion Coal
i Company    drove Joseph Peters aw.iy
; from his wife "and five small childien
j at the point of the bayonet. 'Peters
lived in a row of shacks which border
on a,wood away from the main street.
After Peters.was driven away no one
was allowed within fifty yards of ihe
shack where the woman was imprisoned .      The-of ficials-of-tlie~CoaI~Coro^"
pany, nailed up the dooi* from the outside and for fifteen long hours    this
lonely woman was left to the tender
mercies of four strange men.     After
dark no one outside the soldiers line
No alt*m, no lime phosphates
As every housekeeper7 can  understand,
1     burnt alum and sulphuric acid—the ingredients of all alum and- alum-phosphate  ;'
powders—must carry to the food a«cids
injurious to health.-
Read the label   Avoid the alum powders
Office: Johnson-Faulkner Block.
Hours 9-12;  1-5; 6.30-7.30.■' Phono 72
B. C.
W.  R.   ROSS K.C.
Barrister:   and Solicitor
Fernie, B. C. ■ Canada.
L. P. Eckstein
D. E. McTaggart
Cox Street Fernie B. C.
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Sunday School Quetuons
•TIP   On the Lesson by the Rev. Dr. Linscott for the International
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SEPT. 19 1909
Golden Text for the Quarter.—So
mightly grew the Word of God and
pervaded.—Acts xix:20.     -   ,.
.The following. review can be used
as a complete lesson in itself or, as a
review ,of the eleven preceding . lessons.
Tlie    date and title of each lesson
and where found, the Golden    Text,
and only one question from each lesson' follow:
July"4— .' '    ' 'i
Acts xv:36 to xvi: 15 Paul's Second
Missionary Journey—Antioch to", Phil-
ippi. Golden Text Acts xvi:9. Come
over to Macedonia and help us,
Verses 37-39—If a man shows lack
of courage, or tact, or faithfulness,'' in
one position, does that in any measure-
disqualify him from getting aticthei.
or from success when in another position?
July 11—
Acts xvi: 16-40. Paul's Second Missionary Journey. The Philippian Jailer.
Golden Text Acts xvi:31. Believe on
the Lord Jesus Christ and Thou shalt
be saved.-
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
(30) days after date I intend to apply
to,the Hon. Chief   Commissioner   of of marcU coul(1 even seo the 8hu.ok-
Lands and Works for a license to pros-!01' tlie mtm who'kept guard on account
pect for Coal and Petroleum on   tho
following described lands    situate in
South E. Kootenay, British Columbia,
Block lafll!, commencing at a post
planted at or near *i miles east of 27
mile post of the present C. P. R. surveyed line and. being tho south west
corner of P. A. Farquharson claim;
Thonco running east 80 chains;
Thence running north 80 chains;
Thenco running wost 80 chains;
Thonce running south 80 chains
to-'a point of commencement, making
CIO acres more or Iohh.
Located this 3rd day of September,
J, RAVEN, Witnoss,
duty of tlie state'to make such business illegal?
August 29
I Cor. xiii:13. Pauf'on Christian
Love. Golden Text: I Cor. xiii:13.
Now abideth faith, hope, love, these
three; butvthe greatest of these is
Verses, 4-7—Why  is  it  that    love
tends to promote patience; politeness,
kindness, gentleness, humility and~ev-
ery other virtue?
September 5
Acts xx: 2-38: Paul's Third Missionary Journey:, Farewells. Golden
Text: Phill. iv:13.'I can do all things'
through Christ, which strengthened
me. ',
Verses 7-12—Why is it tliat church
members will, listen, unwearied, for
hours, to a political speech, ancl get
tired of even a good sermon,' if it
lasts longer than thirty minutes?
September 12
.Acts xxi:l-17. Close of Paul's Third
Missionary Journey, Golden Text:—
Acts xxi:14. The will of the Lord
be done.'
F. C. Lawe
Alex.  I. Fisher
Fernie, B. C.
Barrister and Solicitor
Office HenderBon Block, Fernie B.C.
Hours 9 to 1; 2 to,5; 6 to 8.
Residence 21 Viotoria Ave.
NOTICI*;* is hereby given Hint thirty
(30) dayB nfter (Into I Intond to npply
lo tho Hon. Chief CommlBHloner of
LawlH und Works for n llcoiiHo to proH-
poet for Conl.nnd Potroloum on thn
following described IiiikIh Hltunto In
South K, Koolenny, llrltlHh Columbln,
Block   *1,'03,   romniondiig   nt a post j two ho1(11oi*h and two special police-
of the black background: If ever there
was an attempt to hand over a woman
to the lusts of men it happened at
Dominion No. *i on July 30th. ■■ This
story was not. told to mo by anyone. I
spoke to Peters oh tho street while a
soldier walked with a naked knife on
his gun betweon him and his wife,
and the men who were around hor
house at' the instigation ol! tho Coal
Company." Tho law? There Is no
law for Btrlking minors in Glace Bay.
This Is tho Coal Compnny that Is horrified nt Ihe minors joining n "foreign
trndo union."
Whilo John Moffat !»■ going around
among tho miners hypocritically whining about lho "siicralncsH" of their
contrnct with tho Dominion Coal Coin:
pnny, lho most Hiicred relationship of
huflhnnd and wlfo Ih being torn asunder by ono of tho blackest crimes that
was over attempted.
Can tho peoplo of Canndn bellovo lt,
that oh .Inly 110th at. tlio Instigation ofi
tlio Dominion Conl Compnny JoHOph'
Potoi'H wns driven from IiIh homo, wlfo
nnd chlldron nt. tho point, of tho bayonet, Hint, the terror Hlrlokon wlfo wiih
hnwloil ovor to tho tondor mcrcloH of
Verse i'G^In \vli~ai~class~do you~put
those who, knowingly, either directly
or indirectly, profit by tho' sins of
fallen women?
July 18:
Acts xvii: 1-15
slonary Journey-
September, 26th "1909
Temperance   Lesson a     1 Cor. 10
23-33. ..    ' -    '
please his neighbor for his good o1*
Pioneer Builder and Contractor of
A." McDougall, Mgr   *
Manufacturers of and Dealers in all kinds of Rough
and Dressed Lumber
Send us your orders
Lumber  Dealer
All kinds of rough and dressed lumber
Victoria, Ave.
North Fernie
T sick-M n     °"   first    c,ass
Lit 111 II S'      business and resi-
~A"WM.Kht      dential   property.
Real Estate & Insurance
Cree & Moffatt
NOTICK In hereby glvon Unit, thirty
CIO) diiyH al'lnr (Into I Intend to npply
lo llio linn. Chief   (..'oinmlBKlonor   of
Liuidii and W'nrl.H for u. license lo pron-
poet for Conl and l'eiroh.uni on   tho
following (li'Hcrllicil IiiikIh    Hltunto In
Houth I'J, KooK'tniy, llrltlnh Columbia,
lllock   <ir<<i;i,   coiniiioncliig   nl n pom, j
planted at oi' near I nillmi cast ul 27'
lulin pout nf I he pi'DHiMil C. I', It, Hill'* 1
vnyoil lino iuul being Uio north wi*hI j
cornei ofi'. A. l-'iiriiiihuinnii cliilin;      |
Then.'.' running ciihi SO ohiilinr, ,
Thenco running houIIi SO cIiiiIiih        i
Thonco running went SO rhnltiN*      j
ThaMici- running noilh K0 chains:      ;
planted at or nenr •! inllos oimt of 80
mild pom of iho prewuit (*,'-*, R, surveyed line, nnd tioliiK tlio north on Ht.
corner of I*. A, i-'arquliari-joii claim;
Thenco running kouIIi 80 clmlnu
Thonce running oiiHt SO cIiiiIiih;
Thonce running north 80 chains;
Thonco running wohL 80 clinliiH;
to n point, of coininoiK'oinmil, limiting
II 10 Heron moro or Iohh,
Located UiIh 2nd dny of Bi'|>W>ii)bnr,
III Oil,
.1. IIAVICN, WlinriflH
NOTICK Ih horoby kIvcii Unit thirty
(.!0) diiya nftor iluto I Intend to npply
to a point of comini'in'c-moDl, niulcliiKilo tho Hon. Chief   Coiiiinldiiloiior   of
(M0 IICI'OH moro or Iokh, .
Lontu.'il Huh iinl dny oi »i.*pii'ijii»*i* i !»«•*-<
i LiiikIh nnd WorkH for n IIcoiiho to pron*
men of tho Dominion Conl Company,
thnt, no ono could got. niMiror to Iho
Iiouho whoro (ho monuiid Imprisoned
women woro than fifty ynrdu, Unit, aftor dark no ono oulHldo tho HoldlorH
lino could ovon noo lho Hlinclc, that
Unit, woman wiih forced to romnlii In
lho Iiouho nlono wllh hor flvo holplosH
chlldron wllh Uioho hIi'ihiko m-nii from
flvo o'olook on Friday ovoiiIiir, July
IIOUi, until nlKht. nVlocK fiiilurdiiy mor*
nliiK* lind thnt happened In UuhhIii
wo would lmvo nil thrown up oi-i
IiiuiiIh In honor, It. linn hnpponoil to
n ninn wIioho only oi'lmo Ih Unit of ho
Iiik on Hirlk.-.
P.A.l'ARQl'irAUSON. Locator
J. RAVn.N, WIIik'hh
NOTICI*; Ih hereby Riven Unit thirty
(30) diiyH after dnto I Intend to npply
to tho Hon. Chief CominlKHlon.'r of
LnndH nnd WorkH for n llt'onm- to pros*
pect for Coal nml IVIioleum on tho
followlm? (H'Hrrlbed Innds idtunti* In
fioulli K. KootPimy, llrltlsh Cnlutnl.ln,
lllock I'l'!.',, coniiiK-iifltiB nt n po-jt
plnntod nt or near tho 2" mllu pout of
tho prcHunt (,'. V, II. surveyed line nud
l llllt    ill.tl    J'IMI Uil'Ulli   (III
folllillj.,1;   diWiU'i]   b.'i.].,      *.)]|JW|
Kotilli V.. Kootonay, llrltlnli ('oluiul'l.i,
Hloek l.r»():i, poniiitoiirliiu nt n poHt
plnntod nt nr nonr I Dillon (-nut of *J7
milo poHt. of tho prosont (,. p, u. him*-
i     1' til i * it
rorncr of Nut IJabcocU clnlm;
Thoneo riiiiniiiB wont 80 I'lmliiH*,
Thonoo runnlni; norlh SO ohnliiH;
Tlmnpo runnliiK pnnt SO plinlnn;
Thonco runnlni: iiouth K0 ehnliiH
lo ri point, of coiniiviircinonf, mnkinir
010 ncroH moro or Iohh,
Louiloil UiIh 3rd dnv of S*'plpruln*r,
J. RAVBN, Witness
NOTICK Ih horoby kIvoii Unit thirty
C'.O) ilnyn nfter date I .Intend (o up ply
lo (ho lion. Clilof CommliiHlonor of
LnndH nnd WorkH for a iIcoiiho to prow-
peel >i(ir Conl iuul I'eiKJluiiiii on (lie
I'itlhiwliit; di'hvdlti.-d luinl.-i i,',Uiuit: lu
Houth 17 Koolouny, Ui'IUkIi Columbia,'
lllock iMll, pomniPiicliiK nt it poh!
planted nt or nonr fl mllon cnHt of .10
milo poHt of lho proHont C, 1\ H, mir*
i\ jv-ii   ktkiv.   uliii   iivitt'it,   un'.   ki\ki'iki   'dvai
corner of Nat itnbcock clnlm;
Thonoo running houIIi NO plinltiH
Tlionco runnlni** onnt R0 chnlnn;
Thonco runnlni? north 80 clmlm*;
Thonco runnliiK woHt 80 cIiiiIiih;
fo n point of pommoncpmont, mnldnif
CIO ncnm moro or Iohh,
T.nrn ted UiIh Snd dny of ftcptemhi1)*,
J. HAVEN, Witness
Paul's Second Mis-
Thessalonlcn and
Golden Text: Psalm 110:11.
Thy word hnve. I hid in my heart that
I might not sin ngainst thee.   *
Verse 2—Is it necessary for us to
adopt ' nil Paul's opinions, deductions,
and   prognostications, in order to bo
well pleasing to God?
July 25
Acts xvli:JC-31. Paul's Second Missionary .Tourney-—Athens. Golden
Text: John"V:24. God Is a Spirit,
and they that worship him must worship lilm ln spirit and In truth.
Verse 18—Which brings the more
lasting happiness and develops the
nobler character and why, the Epicurean philosophy, a life devoted to
the pleasure of 6ense; or the Stole,
Christian philosophy, a life devoted to
the service of others, and to self-
denial? (This question must be answered In writing by members of the
August 1
.Acts xvlliil-22. Closo of Paul's Second MlHHionary, Journoy. Golden Text.
John xvl:,13. In lho world yo hnvo
tribulation,'but. bo of Rood choor; I
hnvo ovorcomo tho world,
Vorsos 2*11—A goodly proportion of
tho momborshli) of Uio church lmvo
tho ability to preach; oiiKht not this
ability to ho dovolopod, thus giving
lo ovory Inciirchurch sovornl proncli*
ers who could dlvldo tho pronchlng
botwoon thom, paying only ono a sal*
nry, who would thus havo plenty of
tlmo to act as pastor?
August 8
I TIiohh, v: 12*21 Paul's Instructions
In lho ThoHHnloiilnnH, Golden Toxt:
1 TIiohh. villi, Boo thai nono roudor
ovll for ovll unto nny mnn; but ovor
allow that, which Ih good. ,
Voi-ho 21—Cnn Uio ronl truth over
hu a hurt to a truo mnn, nnd Hhould
not Hiieh n mnn ho iih glad lo chango
liln oplnloim, whon ho finds ho Is
wrong, iih lo chniigo u worn out gni"'
moot for ti now ono?
Actn xvlll;2:i to xix*. 22—I'iuiI'b '.ltd
MlflHlonnrv Jnnrnoy—KpIiobiih. Goldon Text: Adit xix: 17. ho namo ot lho
Lord .Iohiih wiih magnified.
Vorso 28—Why Is It that God linfl
ciiiiditlonoi nil o.\toiiHiou of human
progroxH nnd hotlcrmont,
unlvntlnn ItHelf. upon Uio zonl, ability
nud gooilnoHs of Uioho who ulrondy
enjoy IIh benefits?
August 22
AcIh xlx:2J to xx:l, Paul's Third
Mlmilonnry Journoy—Tho Illot In 13ph*
ohiih. floldcm Toxt. II Cor. xll:0. Ho
Hnld unto me. My grace Is sufficient
for thoo; for my HtrengUi Is madn
perfect In wtnlmoiss.
VorscH 2*1*27: When tho gonornl wol*
faro nf tha peoplo is Injured! hy tho
IniHlncsft of tho tow, it It or not, tho
edification. Rom. 15:2.
Verse 23—If a man could lawfully
drink intoxicating liquor, in modera
tion, would it be a good thing to do,
seeing so many thousands are being
ruined yearly, by drinking, all of
whom commenced to drink In modera
tion? (This question must be ans
wered in writing by members of the
club.)   ■
Is a man honest, cither In money or
morals, who always goos as far as tho
law of tho land will allow lilm and no
If the general Influence'of anything
wo do which may be lawful In ilsolf,
Is injurious to ourselves or othors,
what Is our duty?
What is the general Influenco of
tho drink trnfflc?
Verso 24—Why is not, all our duty
to our neighbor fulfilled whon wo liuvo
succeeded ln doing hhn no harm?
Doos Paul mean that wo nro to do
voto moro tlmo and thought to adding
to our nolghbor's wealth thnn wo do
to our own, und if not, what does ho
moan? "
To how much of our respect la a
mnn entitled who cares nothing for
tho success of othors hut is dovotod
wholly lo his own?
Verso 2fi—In tlioso days meal was
offorod to idols and afterward sold Jn
tho market for food, and somo con
BclontloiiR pooplo objected to eatlnB
it for that roiiHon. What did Paul
ndvlfio undor tho fllrRiiniMtniicaiC and
why did ho offer lho ndvlco' which ho
Should wo iilwuyH pay tho prlco do
mandod without iiuoHlcn, or Bli'mld
wo ondoavor to buy for lho lowest poe
si bio prlco?
Voi-ho 2(1—If lho onrlli h tho Lord'H
why Hhould nnl ull ronl -jSir.lt- ho public proporly?
How much ol' our property Hhould
wo consider Hint wo own In our own
Voi'ho 27,—Is It right Tor a Christian
to lio Intimate wllh world pooplo, to
nttoud thoir jmitluH and lo conform to
their UKngoH, whon hiiuIi usngoH aro
not. actually Hlnful?
If wlnn Ih iisntl at n pnrtv which
n Christian nllcndu would ll bo right
or wrong for lilm lo drink 11, and
IH  ll  ik  dll ioliull h   li-niit lo  lio iih  )'U
la "MupiMvu" iii any uiallcr,   or 'lav
God got a Hpcciflc plan for him for nil
mutton* gront and small?
Vornon 28*30—Wnn Uio mont In It*
" -"■."!! «oir nny Iohh good Tor having boon of*
kal.klAk    V>>    «..    4ua4. ,
Why doos Paul horo ndvlno not to
ont mont that hnd boon offorod to nn
Idol, if nny ponton cnllod attention lo
it who thought thnt lt wnn wrong to
do BO?.
Is it nofonanrlly hypocrisy to do n
thing bohlnd a pomon's buck that you
would not do before IiIh faco?
If no porfion over got drunk, and if
drinking was doing no harm would It
ho right or wiao for nn to drink Intox1
eating liquor ns n beverage?
"Baggage   clelivei-Fd   to   any
« jiaiioi' the cily.
♦*♦>♦♦♦♦♦ ♦*•>♦•»■»♦■»♦♦♦
Secretaries of Local Unions
DISTRICT 18   U. M. W. of A.
Ashcroft Mines, Lethbridge No.
-Thomas Grey.
Bankhead No. 29—Thos. Bradley
Bellevue No. 431—R. Livett..
Park    Local    1387.—W.
No. 2633—William  .Gra*
Queen's Hotel
Bul),t expressly for
It's ft dandy, como and soo it.
&  CO, Proprietors
(W. A, Ross,  Manager.)
Carbonado Np. 2688—James Hewitt'.
Cardiff No. 2378—A.. Hammond.
Cardiff No. 279—F.K. St. Amant
Corbin No. 2877—A. Hamilton
Edmonton   City   No  2540—A.   Matthews,  P.O. 1314.
— .,..... . .,	
2 Frazcr Flats.
Verso .ll.-r-Aro all our actions takon
by God as worship If thoy aro dono
to his glory?
How Ih It, possible for a Christian to
do literally, everything ho does to tho
glory of God?
VorsoH :i2*3il—What should bo our
Hiipromo deslro In nil our dealing with
our follow men? '
Losson for Sunday, Octobor 3 1900 —
Paul n Prisoner.--Tlio Arrost, Acts
21; 17,(0 22: 21),
And the Lord's   Dny Act—Dr. Albort
Moore's Visit
Thoro Is nlwnys a good donl of niln*
conception whon any now legislation
Ih nttomptod aud It Ih HomotlnioH a
helpful thing (o hnvo an export to
Htralghton out tho tai'igleH.
Such an opportunity Is to bo afford
od lo Fornio on Sunday noxt, September 19, In connection with tho visit uf
Dr. Albert Mooro, secretary of tho
Lord's Dny Alliance, who is malting n
trip through lho woHt. Ilo Ir probably tho host pouted man on tho inn
and outn and gonornl bonrlngH of tho
Lord'B Day act.
i)i, .Uui'iu w'lYl bu ai.uii-.-ii.iijf, a 4i.ii.io
wcfUny Jn Brnco'fl bn.l nl Dw clove
of lho evening iiorvlec of Iho Preaby-
torlnn church nt 8.30 p.m. Ho !s
ono of Iho moflt forcoful public sponi-.*
orn In Canada, and Imb tbo roputnti.n
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.
Lethbridge No, 574—Mike Pillshak
Lille No. 1233—J. T Griffith
Maple  Leaf No. 2829—J.   Bonacci.
(via Bellevue)
Merritt Local Union, No, 2627—Chas
Michel No. 2334—Chas.'Garner
Middlesboro 872—W.  N. Reid
Passburg 2352—Mlles IsHjt.
No. 2589—Charles
Royal Collieries
Roche Percee No, 2672-
•Lachlan Mc-
Strathcona No. 2155—Allen Shaw
Taber No. 102—Wm. Russell
Taber No. 1959—Wm. McClare.
Taylorton, No.  2648—H.  Potter.
Woodpecker    No.    2299,— William
Ma.l«,Q     VtW.V      *>4J       ..-.4.-4V
Waldorf Hotel
Table Unexcelled
line Hiipjilied with tho flnoHl
bi'iindH of Wint'H, LIijiioih
;!   and Cliiiii'H
(Fm-miM'Iy of ('ontrnl Hotol)
der nny conditions.
Provlous to tho nin«» mooting li-
will proncli In tho MothodlHt churor.
nt 7.30 nnd donl with men's Interests
In connection with tho plans of tho
now Mothodlst church, Bonldofl bol'.**?
tho official socrolnry ot the Lord1* dn/
nlllnnco ho Is nlso sccretnry of tn^
gonornl conforenco of tho Methodist
church, tho IcrIbIiiIIvo body of thnt organization which moots overy fou.*
Vorscei 8*9-— Should Christian par*
entu train thoir chlldron from Infancy
to know Qod, to bo okllful In prayer,
In faith and In good works?
Lohboii for Sunday, Soptomber 28—
Tompcrnnco Lorhous 1 Cor. x 23-33.
Ledger for Results
it m
-ti Vsps**
. NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to the-Creditors', Trust Deeds
Act, 1901, and Amending Acts, Alexander A. Gillespie, carrying on business
•aa a merchant in the city of Fernie, in
the Province of British Columbia, did,
•a the 7th day of September, 1909, assign all his personal estate, credits
and effects which may be seized and
•sold under execution to Cornelius0 B.
Lyons of the'said City of Fernie,' accountant, for the benefit of his cred-
■ iters.
And notice is hereby given that a
•meeting of the' creditors of the said
ieb,tor will be. held in the office of
Messrs. Eckstein & McTaggart, Eckstein building, Fernie, B. C, on the
2lst day of September; 1909, at the
hour of four o'clock in the afternoon.
All* persons having claims against
the said debtor are required to forward particulars, of the same, duly
yerified, to the assignee at Fernie, B.
C. on or before thc 9th day of October 1909.   c
And notice is hereby given that after that dato" tho assignee will proceed
to distribute the proceeds of tho estate, having regard only to the claims
of which he shall havo received notice,
and he will not be responsible for the
assets or any part thereof so distributed to any person or persons of whose
debt he shall not then have received
' Dated'this 8th day of September, A.
D. 1909.
Eckstein & McTaggart
Solicitors for the Assignee.
Author of "The Prisoner of Ma.
Copyrightwo-i.Anthony Hope Hawkiria
A complete line of samples of ..
Fall Suitings and
Worsteds, Serges
and Tweeds
Up-to-date Workmanship
SlO'Moderate Prices
mind. His head was sound again, and,
on cool reflection, he was glad .to have
alept through the events of what Stenovics* proclamation had styled "the
auspicious day." He' seized little Lepage by the arm, greeted hjm with
cordiality and carried him off to drink
at the Golden Lion. Without Imputing
any serious lack of sobriety to his
companion, Lepage thought tbat this
refreshment was not the flrst of which
the good humored captain had partaken that afternoon, his manner was
bo very cordial, his talk so very free. .
"Well, here we are," he said. "We
did our best, you and I, Lepage. Our
consciences aro clear. As loyal subjects we have now to accept the existing regime."
"What is it?" asked Lepage.   'Tve
been indoors a week."
"It's Alexis-still Alexis!   Long live
Alexis 1"   said
Markart, with a
laugh.    "You
surely don't take
Baroness Dobrava lntoaccount?"
"I just wanted
to   know,"   said
Lepage, drinking
"And — er—captain — b eh i nd
"Long   live  Alnriat" A|e.,B?    GuId.
ing the youthful
king? -Countess Ellenburg?"
"No doubt, no doubt Behind him his
very pious mother, Lepage."
"And behind her?" persisted Lepage.
Markart laughed,'but cast a glance
round and shook his head.
"Come, come, captain, don't leave an
old friend in the dark, just where Information would be useful."
"An old friend! Oh, when I remember my aching head! You think me
very forgiving, M. Lepage."
- "If you knew the night I spent,
you'd forgive me anything," said Lepage, with a shudder of reminiscence.
"Ah, well," said Markart after another draft, "I'm a soldier. T shall
obey, my orders."
"Perfect,'captain! And who will give
them to you. do you think?" .
"That's, exactly what I'm" waiting to
see. ,Oh, I've turned prudent! No more
adventures for me!"
"f'm quite of your mind,'* but it's so
difficult to be prudent when one doesn't
know which is the strongest side."
' "You wouldn't to to Volsenl?" laughed Markart. ■    '   '-, ■   '	
All kinds of
Fresh.   Meats
on  hand 0.
Bacon, Hams, Fish,
*8 .Card, Egrets and
us a. trial
For Sale
100 tons of good
Baled Hay
W. E. Barker, Cayloy.Alta.
P, Carosella
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
Dry Goods, Groceries, Doots and Shoes
Gents' Furnishing;!
Track Mauk«
ketone Itn-tfnf »ttriit-rti nnd «**ertptttxn m*r
Volcilr McwfUin our opinion fnm>»•***»«,■"'
•mi trim, OM-ut ta.nrr thr »<wurlnr p-UJinti.
Ir'.imiu turn ibrootta Munn -if
NMtu nuttu, without «iimrB«, in the
>fjutr tcUnilM toarnuL   'f*tm*j.
LTtmr*air,poiiiafrpitie*M.   OciAaj
\ffiXt$Q***t ■«••*■■■* Now York
"Perhaps not, but there are difficulties nearer home. If you went out of
this door and turned to the left, you
would conie to the offices of the, council of ministers. If you turned to the
right and tlience to tho right again
and on to the north wall, you would
come, captain, to Suleiman's tower.
Now, as I understand, Colonel Staf-
"Is.at the tower and tho general at
the offices, eh?"
"Precisely. Which turn do yon mean
to take?"
Markart looked round ngnln. "I shall
Bit hero for a bit longer," he said. He
finished his liquor thereby perhaps,
adding just the touch of1 openness
lacking to his advlco and, leaning forward, toncbed Lepage on tho arm.   ,
"Do you remember tho prince's guns,
the guns for which ho bartered Captain Hercules?"
"Aye, woll!" said Lepage.
"They're on tho river, up nt Kol*
fikol now.   I should keop my oyo on*
thom. They're to be brought to Slavna.
Who do you thlnk'll bring them? Keep
your eye on thnt."
"They're both scoundrels," said, Lepnge. rising to bo.
Mnrknrt shrugged bis shoulders. "Thn
frnlt lies on the ground for thc man
wbo can pick lt tip. Why not? There's
nobody who's got nny right to It now."
Ho oxpresaed exactly tho view of tho
two firrent neighbors, though by no
menus In tho Inngnngo which their official communications adopted.
Stenovics knew tbelr views very
•well. Tlo'hnd nlso received n pretty
plain Intimation from Stnfnlt7 thnt tho
colonel considered tbo escorting of tbi»
guns to Slnvnn ns n purely military
task, appertaining not to tbo ministry
of Btnto, but to tho offlcw cotnmnndlnpr
tho garrison ln the cnpltnl* Stafnltz
won thnt officer, nnd ho proposed him-
Bolf to go to KolHkol, Sulolmnn's tower, ho ndded, would be left In the trust-
worthy hnndu of Cnptnin Sterkoff.
Agtln Stenovics fully understood. Indeed, tho colonel wnn almost brutnlly
enndld, Ills letter wns nothing Inns
than plnln word thnt power lay with
th«* nwerd nnd thnt the wword wan In
his own hnnd, Strnovlc-n lind got rid of
King PerghiB only to fnll nnder tho
rule of Dictator SUifnltti. Wns that to
lm tho ond of It?
fltenovlefl preferred nny other Inane.
Tho Idpnl thing wnn his own rnlo In
the nnmo of young Alexin, with audi
dlulomntlc honoring and humoring of
Countenn Ellenburg nn might provo
nocesHary, Thnt wan plnlnly Impossible no lonar na StnfnlU! wnn mnster of
the,,'army.   It would Iwomo finally
l,.rri,., ,    to   rv,«i    *    i. ,i.i   c.,141*>- .*.**,
•*>V4,4'aV4t   J.J ,* >Jfti«k.«4»4* ..I   4*4* • - ' * - *-   ' - *4 •♦ »4   «J
tower till Ptnfnit* brought the rninn to
Hlnrns. Whnt, then, wnn Stenovics'
Blternntlvp? For ho wns not yet
brought to Giving np the t&me as totally lost U\t name stood high, though
bin real power tottered on n most Inn©-
C«*i>*i      »CL>1iU*i*i-iW>l>. »»*.*      -4:Via.iM       -Vi*.      ■£*»>
terms for bt* nsMMnnec. There was
time to mnk<» friends with Ihe mammon of unrlffbtPoimnoRH.
Prlvitoly. as became JiJvnlliK without the knowledge of sny one outside
tb*lr coufldentlnl entourage, tbe repro-
tentative* of the two greet neltthhont
received General Stenotics.  Tbey an
believed to hnve r-onvln.-ei' him that
In tbe -Kent of sny fnrthrr disorders
In Kravonls Intervention eould not b*
i avoided.  Troop** were on either froo*
tier, ready for such an emergency.  A
Joint eeeopstlon wwild be foreed on
' »he tin**. WMb m gTftt deal of aorrwr
, nn  dottbt  the   wneri-il   Mt  hfnwslf
driven to teceot thla -conclusion.
He at once requested Stafnitz to
fetch the guns to Slavna. He left the
colonel fnll discretion ln the matter.
His. only desire was to insure the
•tranquillity of the capital and to show
Volsenl how hopeless it was to maintain the fanciful and absurd claims of
Baroness Dobrava. Tbe representatives,' it miist be supposed,. approved
this1 attitude and wished the general
all success. At a later date his efforts
to secure order and to avoid the inevitable but regrettable result of any new
disturbance were handsomely acknowledged by both powers. General Stenovics had not Stafnltz's nerve and dash,
but he was a man of considerable resource. ' ' ,
A man of good feeling, too, to judge
from another step he took—whether
with the cognizance of the representatives or entirely of his own motion has
never become known. He waited till
Colonel Stafnltz, who returned a civil
and almost effusive reply to his communication, had set off to fetch the
guns, which, as has been seen, hnd
been unloaded from th» railway and
lay at Kolskol, three days' journey up
the Krath; then ho entered Into communication with Volsenl. He sent Vol-
seoi a private and friendly warning.
What was tlie use of VoKeni holding
out when the big guns were coming?
It could mean only,hopeless resistance,
more disorder, more bloodshed. „, Let
Volsen' and the. lady whose claims it
supported consider tbat, be warned in
time and acknowledge King Alexis.
This letter he addressed to Zerko-,
viteh. There were insuperable diplomatic difficulties .In the way of addressing it to Sopt-y directly. "Madam
I may not call you, and mistress I am
loath to call you." said Queen Elizabeth to the archbishop's wife. It was
just a case of that sort of difficulty.
He could not call her queen of Kravonia, and she would be offended, if he
called her Baroness Dobrava. So the
letter went to Zerkovitch, and it went
by the hand of one of Zerkovitch's
friends, so anxious was the general to
be as friendly and conciliatory as circumstances permitted.
Much to his surprise, considerably, to
his alarm, Lepage was sent for to the
general's private residence on tbe evening of the day on which Colonel Stafnitz, sent out for Kolskol to fetch..the
guns. '
Stenovics greeted him cordially,
smoothed away bis apprehension, ac-
mission and with the gist of the letter
• which he was to carry. Stenovics
seemed more placid tonight than for
some" time back, possibly because he
had got Stafnltz quietly out of Slavna.
"Beg 'M. Zerkovitch to give the letter
to Baroness Dobrava (he called her
that to Lepage) as soon as possible and
to urge her to listen to It. Add that
we shall be ready to treat her with
every consideration—any title in reason and any provision in reason too.
It's all In my letter, bnt repeat, lt on
my behalf, Lepage."
"I shouldn't think she'd take either
title or money, general" said Lepage
bluntly. '    ,
"You think she's disinterested? No
doubt, no doubt! She'll be tho more
ready to see the uselessness of prolonging her present attitude." He grew
almost vehement nn he laid his hnnd
on a largo mnp whleh wns spread out
"But he has a large force to move, 1
suppose?" - « .
. "Oh, dear,'no! -A large force? No,
no! Only a company, just about a hundred strong, Lepage.", He rose. "Just
about a hundred, 1 think."
"Ah, then he might keep time!" Lepnge agreed, still very thoughtfully.
"You'll start at once?" the general
"Within an hour."
"That's right We must run no unnecessary risks. Delays might mean
new troubles."
He held out his hand and shook Lepage's warmly. "You must beii-rre that
I respect and share your grief .at the
king's death."
"Which king, general?';,
; "Oh, oh! King Alexis, of course! We
must listen to the voice of the nation.
Our new king lives, and reigns.   The
voice of the nation, Lepage!"
"Ah,'.' said Lepage dryly, "I'd been
suspecting some ventriloquists!"
General Stenovics' honored the' sally
with a broad smile. He thought the
representatives with colds would be
amused If hei repeated it. The.pat on
the shoulder which he gave Lepag»
was a congratulation. "The animal is
so very inarticulate of itself," be said.
■-IOUGH not remote in distance,
yet Volsenl was apart.and iso-
, lai-ed from all that was happening. Not only was nothing
known of the two great neighbors-
nothing reached pen In Volseni of the
state of affairs in Slavna itself.' They'
did not know that the thieves were
quarreling about tbe plunder nor tha*
the diplomatists had.taken cold. They
knew only that young Alexis reigne-i
in Slavna < by . reason of their king's
murder and agaiost tbe will of him
who was dpad; only that thf-y ha*-1
chosen Sophia'for their queen because
she had been the dead king's wife and
his chosen successor.
All. the m-°n who could be sparei'
from labor came into the city. The>
collected what few horses they could
They filled their little fortress with
provisions. They coul-i not go to Sla**
na, but they awaited with eonffdenci
the day when Slavna should darr* ««
move against them into th<> hills Slav
na had never been able to beat thei*1
in their own hills vet. The holder spit-
its even implor°d Lukovitch to lea*"*
them,down Kii a rah1 en the plains.
Lukovitch would .sanction no mon
than a scouting party to see whethe1
any movement was In pi'Oarresp frou
the other side. Peter Vasslp rode dowi
with his men to within t few miles o'
Slavna. For resu't of the expedition Iv
brought tack the news of the guns
The   great   511ns,    rnroor   said,   ba<*
Lepage looked at (ho tninUter UiouQhU
on tho table in front of htm, "I-oolc
hero, Lepage. Thin Is Monday. By
Wedneidny evening Colonel Stnfnlts.
will bo at Kolskol-bore!" Ho put bin
flngor by tho spot "On Thursday
morning he'll start bnck. Tho bnrgen
trnvol well, nnd-yes-1 tlWnlr he'll
hnvo bis Runs hero by Sundny, Iosh
than n wook from now, Yes, on Thursday night ho ought to reach Qronn, on
Frldny nnpnkn, on Snlnrdny tho lock
nt Mlklevnl. Yos, on Saturday tho lock
nt Mlklevnl! Thnt would bring blm
hero on Sundny. Yes, tho lock at Mlklevnl on Saturday, 1 tli'iik," Ho look*
ed nn at Lepngo almont Imploringly.
"If Bhe hesitates, show ber that
They're bound to bo horo In loss thnn n
week I"
Lepnge cocked his bend on one sldo
nud looked at tho minister thoughtfully, It oil sounded very convincing.
Colonel Stafnltz would bo at tho lock
nt Mlklevnl on Saturday nnd on Simony HIIU thu kuuh ut brnvo-fu \uu of
rmm*p, nrdnoua ihoiij-b tbr trnnpjwt
would bo, they could be beforo Volpenl
In two or three days moro. It was really no use resisting.
Stenovics passed a pnrso ovor tn Lo*
poo-o. "Por your neeewwry otpenses,"
be mid. Lepage took up ttie puree,
which felt well filled, nnd pocketed It
"The baroness mayn't fully appreciate
wnut I've been saying." nrtdej stonovles "Ilut Luko«ltcb knows every
Inch of tho river, He'll mnko It qnlto
plain If she asks blm about It And
(kTf-u'nt ber wltb tay sincere rcapecta
and sympntby-my sympathy wltb her
n.*t a private person, of con**9e. Yon
mustn't commit mo In any way, Lepage."
"I ihlnk." aald Lewi*-*, "tbat yon'w
Mpable of looking after thnt department yourself, general Out aMn't yon
making the colonel ro a little too faatr
"No, no; Uie Uaritts wilt Uo about
reaclTed~Kravonia~ ona"^;eFc~fo~7fie":-'l'*r
Slavna In a week.
The rank and file hardly understooi'1
what that meant. Anger that thei'
destined and darling guns should fit I
Into hostile hands was the feeling''up
perraoF-t. But the tidings strnck thei*
leaders homo to fhe henrt. Lnkovlte'1
knew what "It meii'it. Dunstarbiii'"
who had served three yenrs In tl1'
army at bora-*, knew very well. Cov
ered by such a force os Stafnltz flnnl-*1
bring up, tho guns -?ould pound VoIsop
to pieces, nnd Volsenl could strike bad*
not n single blow,
"And It's all through her that thf
guns are here at all," Hnld Zerkovitch
with n sigh for thc Irony of It.
Dunstanbury laid Ms hand on Lnko
vltch's shoulder. "It's no uso," ho spld
"Wo must tell her so, and' wo must
make tho men understand.' She can't
let thom hnvo their homes battered tc
pieces—lho town with the women and
children In lt-nnd nil for nothing!"
"Wo can't desert hor," Lukovitch
"No. Wo must -?et hor safely nwny
and then submit."
Slnco Dimstnnbury hnd offered bit**
services to Sophy ho had assumed" n
lending pnrt. His military training and
his knowledge of the world gave him
an Influence ovpr the rude, simple men
Lukovitch looked to htm for guldnnco
Ho hnd much to sny in tho primitive
preparations for defotiBO. B»t now he
declnred defonno to be Iranoislhlo.
"Who'll toll hor so?" nskod Dnall Wlh
"Wo must get hor across tho fron*'
tier," snld Dunstanbury, "Thero—by
Pt Peter's pasn—(he why we cnmo.
Basil. It's an easy Journoy. nnd I don't
suppoRo they'll try to Intorcpt ns. Yon
cnn Bond twenty or thirty well mount'
ed men with un, enn't you, Lukovitch?
A smnll party well mounted lu whnt
we shall wnnt."
Lukovitch wnved h!** hands sadly
"With lho guns ngnlnst tm It would be
a mero mnnsnero. If It must bo. lot It
bo ns you sny, my lord," His lionrt
wns vory hnnvy. After generations of
doffnnce Volsenl inunt how to Slnvnn
nnd his dend lord's will go for nothhg.
All this wns tho doing of tha grent
Dunslnnhury's nrguiuent wns sound,
hut ho nrgucd from IiIh honrt iik woll
ns his hond. lie wiih convinced thnt
tho bcKt sorvlco hn con Id render to
Sophy wnn to get her nafely out of the
country. HIb heart urged thnt her
safety wns the ono nml only thing,,to
consider. As sho went to nnd fro
among them now, pnle nnd silent, yet
always uccouslble, always ready to listen, to consider nnd to answer, sho
moved lum with nn luiiiiitc pity nnd n
•vriiwluj/ allraclJwj. Hw H-V waft u»
though dend or frown. It seemed to
him nn though nil Kravonia must bo to
her the tomb of him whoso grnvo In
thc little hlllnlilo church nf Volsenl sho
visited so often   An ardent nnd over-
(To bo continued.}
(Winnipeg Voice) "'
The Labor Sunday mass meeting,
which had been arranged for by the
Trades and Labor Council to be held
in St. Johns Park-Jast Sunday afternoon, did not take place. Intimation
having been previously conveyed to
the council that the parks board were
determine dto stop,the meeting at all
costs, it was concluded that the board
was suffering from "nerves" from
some cause or 'other and no attempt
should therefore be made to hold the
A large number of people gathered
at the park from 2 o'clock on during
the afternoon'. Just inside the main
gate there stood a squad of four policemen, no-doubt prepared for all
emergencies. The peace and quiet and
comfort of the shade.-however, did
not suggest the likelihood of hostilities and lated on they mingled with
the throng in the park.
The   Socialists have been in the ha
bit of addressing meetings in the park
at intervals during the summer, and a
considerable number of their party gathered  on  Sunday  afternoon  to  see
what would happen to the Labor men
if tbey' defied tho governing class lo
the extent of holding    the proposed
meeting. As nothing was doing,   and
there being a splendid audience they
opened up a meeting of their. own.
It was nearly five o'clock when the
experiment was  made  and  in order
that the susceptibilities of the parka
board should not be unduly trampled
upon, the orators of the red flag took
tip a position dow non the river bank
near the water's edge.
. But the law was on the spot in a
few, minutes,    when the blue clothes
strong arms stepped    forward,    and
told   the speaker that he would have
t9 discontinue at once. The speaking
stopped—for a brief time.   It struck
some   of the comrades that the Red
river   must be a proper and appropriate place for the red flag party to use
as a base for propaganda.      While a
discussion was on as to whether   the
Dominion government or the civic authorities would feel equal to tho occasion of sweeping the-water of the Red
clear of Free Speech rebels, and how
long it would take, a craft hove in
sight. Whether the occurrence    was
providential as some thought, or whether the appearance of the Socialist
fleet, at this juncture was all in the arrangements we know not, but sure it
was that that craft was manned by
members of the Socialist party. The
big guns were immediately taken on
board' and right away a bombardment,
of oratory was turned' on the delighted crowd along the river bank,    and
even with the '*'temp.le_of icanitalism—
Stomach Blood and
Liver Troubles
Muchsickness starts with weak stomach, and consequent
poor, impoverished blood. Nervous and pale-people lack
good, rich, red blood. Their stomachs need invigorating
• for, after all, a man can be no stronger than his stomach.
A remedy that makes the stomach strong and the liver
active, makes rich red blood, and overcomes and drives
out disease-producing bacteria and cures a -whole multitude of diseases.
Get rid ot your Stomach Weakness and
Liver Laziness by taking   a course ot
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery
■   ~the ireat Utornach Restorative, Liver ,*
Invlgorator und  Blood Cleanser.
You can't afford  to accept any medicine of  unknown
composition as a substitute for "Golden Medical Discovery," which js a medicine of known composition, having
a complete list of ingredients in plain English on its bot-
^    tie-wrapper, same being attested as correct under oath.
Or. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets regulate and Invigorate Stomach, Liver end Boxrels.
t* ■■
0. ■
Wc will offer ouroutiro stock to tho public consisting of tlio.iiio.-at  up, to dat*
Clothing, Shoos,Huts, Cups, und Underwear, Ku*.    Kvoi-ythintf for mon to weur
Tho very best and up lo dote suit-i \    .
Formerly  Selling' for S10.00, SI 5.00 and $18.00
Now Solliug for SS.OO, $7.50 and S10.60
If you buy our -"hoes, the Kumoiitt IJraiul und the latest styles you cun w\vo from
25 to a*> per cent.   Overalls mid Worklntfuicn'3 Shirts at reduced prUT*.
Givo us u trial and you will always be sutihlled
■Next to Hochon's Candy Store
■ Next to Northern Hiitfll
ing continued until the combatants
got hungry. . Up to the time of going
to press none of the victors have been
gathered into the guardhouse:
When the children "break out" with
eruptions and* skin diseases, so common in the fall, don't run to useless
and nauseating medicines. Zam-Buk is
what is needed. It is a skin food as
well as a healing balm.
Mrs. Chas Levere,' of Prescott, North
Channel,' Ont., tells how Zam-Buk cured her baby. She says. "i\ly baby's
head and face was one complete mass
of'sores. The itching and irritation
were fearful and the little one's plight
was so fearful that at one time we
feared lier ears would be eaten off.
*  "We had to keep her hands tied-for
days to prevent her rubbing and scratching the sores. Doctor after doctor
treated her,'in* vain until we had had
five doctors. They all agreed that
it_Kaij_a_fnghtful_cas_e_of ec.y..Qma,_biu.
the boils breaking out he had had a
bad eruption, biit Zam-Buk cleared this
away too and made his skin clear and
smooth. It is a wonderful preparation ,
and mothers throughout the land ought
to keep it handy." ,
. For eczema', eruptions, rashes, tetter
itch, ringworm, and similar skin diseases Zam-Uuk is without equal. It.
also cures cuts, burns, scalds, piles,
abscesses, chronic sore, blood poison--
ing, etc. All druggists and stores at
SO cents a box or post free for price
from Zam-Buk Co., Toronto.   -
St. Johns park,  a    . y.
Now here was profanation most
complete. Citizens standing on the sac
red sward of the park were listening
to the gospel of economic salvation,
the prohibition of the parks board to
the contrary notwithstanding. The police were agitated, also nonplussed for
a while. Then a despatch runner departed all haste for • the nearest telephone for instructions, reinforcements
and a Dreadnought or a life bolt. Then
came back tho fateful nows 'The parks
board have no Dreadnoughts.'
And so the Socialist navy saved tho
situation for tlio rebels and the talk-
none of them did any permanent good
"As a last resource we wore advised
to''try Zam-Buk. The first box did so
much good that we felt sure that we
were at. last working in the" right direction. We persevered with the
treatment until we had used thirteen
boxes, and at tbe end of that time-1
am glad to say Zam-Buk effected a
Mrs. Holmes of 30 Guise street Hamilton, Is quite as eloquent, in her
praises. She says: "Zam-Buk cured
my boy of bolls and eruptions when
ho was so bad that he had been unable
to mix with other children.     Prior to
rWhat'd you catch ¥
"Measles, so far."'
The public nrg horoby notified not
to,pay any monies, cash, chocks, or
drafts for anyone on our account o\>
cept to a regular chartered bank.
Vancouver Scale and Butcher Supply Company1|r Stlmpson Computing
Scale Co.       ' 21-3t
^   It*   ,ByD
•Great!   Xc
Whoro did you got that hut, whoro did
yi.11 Rot Hint III"?
Dooh lt bonr tho I-abul?   Voal   If not,
ItB out of pfyln,
You'd bottor search the sweat hand
for tho emblem In that hat,
Por    wherever    you, ro  they'll  cry
Whoro'i tbo Label In that lint?
—QttitM Boy.
Mi 1 "irih
t A il j! .■"(
eormtvt, im nm. nn tm cviwn ratoMn rvcw ww wmn wi.hjkm* 9*mti
—~- ■uuAinw.iaw
ia 1^**i ^£i.v.-j*l
' For Sale: A new Goldie & McCulIoch.'
safe.     Apply to L-: P. Eckstein.
For,, sale, 5 milk cows. Apply to G.
Morley, Cokato.
For sale: Pure bred Irish Water-
Spaniel pups. Apply to B. F*. better,
Hosmer, B. C.
Wanted: A tidv- ac..i**e timing rt.* ir.*
girl, good wages. Apply Thomso.i
Poardin? house, Michel
Furnished Houso to Let. G roomed
cottage. Apply Ledger Office.
Fishing tackle outfits at Suddaby's,
F. H. Pearson of Jaffray was in
town this week. -        ■
If you are a particular smoker get
your smokes at Ingram's.
W. Haldane went to Nelson Thursday  on  a business  trip.
Get. in ths gani3—big furniture sale
now on at the Trites-Wood Co.
Mrs. .lep Scott leaves on Monday
for Couer d'Alene, Idaho.
Baseball, football and tennis outfits
at Suddaby's.' '
Dr. Bell, the vet, from Cranbrook,
was in the city this week,
Try a caso of Elk Valley Bottled
beer. $2.SO per dozen delivered.
Phone 79.
11. L.* Blackstone left on a hunting
trip the early part of the week and returned on Thursday.'
Beef, mutton, pork, veal, hams, bacon, lard, etc.., only of the very best.
Phone 41.     •
M. A. MacDonald the leading legal
torch from Cranbrook was here this
week attending court,
Klk Valley beer popularity known
as Michel, always on top at the leading hotels. , - •
' Thc. Grand Master of the I. 0. 0.
P. of British Columbia is expected
here on the,, 6th of October.
Finest in the land—Ingram's bath
' room,
The1 Misses Euler will occupy part
of the new Henderson block next *.o
the post, office as soon as completed.
For cleanliness and home cooking try
Fairelough's hoarding house, 179-JSO
Coal Creek, opp. football grounds.
Wanted: Experienced lath millmen.
Apply at once" to L. T. Smith, Elk-
Lumber company mill. Good wages
paid lo the right men.
Rummage sale at. Bleasdell's drug
store. . „     * •
The moving pictures at the opera
house are better than ever these clays
and a much beter patronage is obser-
_vecl- The latest, films are shown.
- Window   shades;   the price  is  too
small to mention at Trites-Wood Co.
Judge Wilson held court here this
week and several cases were disposed
of. .. ■•      .
Don't forget to ask for Michel beer
—the litest beer made.
„   Mr. Watson, contractor, was at Calgary for a couplo of days this week
on businoss.
If you want the best—call for Elk
Valley beer.
. E. W7 Scott and wife' left Thursday
for Toronto, Napanee and other eastern points. —
Refrigerators, the kind that they use
at the equator, from ?9 up at Trites-
Wood Co. "'
Mrs. Geo. A. Simmons from Crapaud
P. 13.1.. is visiting with her son W. J.
Simmons here.
Ahem, have you tasted Michel beer?
Isn't it good?
Richard Alder is getting along very
nicely at thc hospital. He has shown
wonderful vitality and will be out
It's up to you. We are here to savo
you money in furniture and stores.
Tin? Trites Wood Co.
Mrs. Coulton's and .Mrs. Joo Whel-
ans two sons are hero from Wallace,
Idaho, visiting with the AVhelan's
No place.in town just like it. Ingram's pool room.
T. B. Struthers has, been sent up
for trial and has elected for a speedy
hearing. His case will come up on
October C here.
.When thirsty nothing but Michel
beer ,for me.
Miss Brown will leave on Tuesday
for Spokane to pick up some millinery
novelties in the interest, of tho Todd
Millinery Parlors. Miss Rheta Todd
will ai company her.
Up-lo-duu* billiard and pool room for
sale. Easy terms or to rent to responsible party, Enquire J. Seigle, New
Michel, ,
Robt. Kerr, architect., visited Calgary on Thursday and Friday on business in connection with thc finishings
for tlie school and other matters.
To make room for several cars of
furniture The Crow's Nest Trading
Company Limited, are offering special
reductions on all furniture for one
Mrs. AV. T. Jones desires to express
thanks to all the members of Porniu
local for the handsome assistance Dwy
rendered her in her late sad bereaw-
Bo sure and look at Bleasdell's windows Saturday and" Monday.
20 bricklayers wanted, 80 cents ?n
hour.      Apply Carbeck and Jackson.
For a good comfortable smoke get
Dorenbecker's brands. They , are
home product.
Mrs. L. P. Eckstein and her daughter went to Spokane on Monday where
Miss Eckslein*'will attend school.
The annual shoot of the Kootenay
Rifles will be held on September 26.
There are a number of trophies to be
competed fori
The Crow's Nest Trading Co. wore
unfortunate enough to lose another
fine horse this week. It. is thought
that the water in the creek was the
cause.    >
Clearing up sale at Whimster and
Company's to make room * for new
stock arriving.
Miss Brown will' leave ou Tuesday
for Spokane to pick up some millinery
novelties in the interest' of the Todd
.Millinery Parlors.' Miss llheta Todd
will accompany her.
Invitations are out for a smoker under tho auspices of the Fraternal Order of Eagles .on Momiay nii;ht. It
is needless to say that the affair will
be a great success.
Advertising space on thc new drop
curtain in the Miners opera house is
now available. To arrange for special position see D.Rees, secretary, or
address box 361, Fernie.
Several have remarked that the provincial government building contractors might have used Fernie brick for
the inside walls. Why bring in outside
brick* for such work? .   •
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.
Colonel Lowery of Greenwood,, and
formerly, of .this city, the pioneer
newspaper man of B. C„ paid us a
call this week! It is the, first time we
had the pleasure of shaking hands
with Bro. Lowery and we were pleased to meet him. May he .have success
in the coming years.
Nice and Fresh.in This Morning . -
Onions,    Radishes,   Cucumbers,    Lettuce,
Rhubarb,   Strawberries,   Oranges
and. Bananas
Give us a. call
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Fernie Cartage & Construction Co.
The Fernie Cartage & Construction Co.
T beg to inform the citizens of Fernie
they are prepared to. carry,, out all
classes of work. Heavy Draying,
Excavating, Building and Concret-
. ing a speciality. Estimates given on
all Contract work. All work guaranteed satisfactory.
O. N. ROSS, Sole Proprietor
To secure your share
of the surprising bargains »t~ the big Removal Sale of.
\V. ,D. Haywood is meeting with
good big houses wjierever he*'goes.
He is one of the ablest exponents of
Socialism .who" has even been in the.
Pass. He had a very large crowd at
Michel, and later at Coleman he was
greeted by an enthusiastic audience.
At Coloman Chas. O'Brien' M. P. P.,
was on the platform and spoke. Mr.
O'Brien was very impressive also. Socialism under such ablo speakers is
bound to increase wonderfully.    "   •
Western Canada Pressed Stone and
.   Concrete Sewer Pipe Co.
Dry Goods
Boots and
A Bargain Flurry at Bleasedll's drug
store.      ";     "" °
President Ellas Rogers of the C. X.
P. Coal Co,, was in town this week.
Together with Mr. Hurd and W. R.
Ross he left for thc coast later.
♦ ♦
•*> Slaughter. sale bf, hammocks ♦
■*> at Suddaby's. 25 per cent, dis- ♦
♦ . count while they last,' ♦
Do you know that you can
build a house with Con-
crete Blocks as cheap as
you can wood? If you do
not,see us and we'll tell you
Everything      Reduced
for a few days longer
150 WOODSMEN        ,
Highest going wages paid. Apply P.
G. Waters, Elk Lumber Co., Ltd., Hosmer, B. C.
W. M.
I Trites- Wood Co. .Ltd.
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In my New Studio over Mairhead's Shoe Store
To inaugurate the opening of my New Studio,!
will for two weeks (from today) reduce the price on all
my Cabinet Photos $1.50 per dozen.   Act quickly.
Good for
2 Weeks
Cabinets, reg. per. doz.  $5.oo
Now Selling
- ^■mti\^mi»a\iim\ee'mma*va
Cabinets,  reg   per doz $6.00
Now Selling       "    "       4.50
:i      .
Phoio Postcard
$2.00  per   Doz.
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Who Solicits Your Patronage
I make Photo Postcards the full size ofthe postcard and guarantee them the best you can get
Others come and go but I am here all the time to back up My Work.   Call and see me.


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