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QCT 13*1909
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Industrial Unity is Strength
The Official Organ of District No. 18, U. _*_. W. of A.
Political Unity is Victory
VOL'V.-'No. 10
FERNIE,   B. C,   October   9t*i,   1909
$1.00 a. Year
To Try and Arrest Editor
and  Operators  In
Nova Scotia
■ HALIFAX, Oct. 6—The United Mine
Workers are preparing to   I urn   the
tables on the coal companies in   the
matter of arrests for'libel, and they
propose also taking.similar action on
other charges. D. McDougall, president
. of the U. M. W. in this district is milder arrest at Montreal on a charge of
criminal   libel  because   bf  advertise-
ments^in La Patrie and other Canadian
papers in   Montreal bearing his name
and  reflecting on conditions^ in    the
mines at Glace Bay.     An information
had been laid for warrant against. Alex
Johnson of Sydney for criminal libel <>  .. , ,        , ..,,,,„.
•  ■*  i- .   , .in. \..n-..->., i,„ !/„„i,i  Parislenne has a part in which the tine
in connection with articles he is saidl   ..... .
Arrangements have been completer1
for the appearance of the San Francis*
co Opera Company in this city on
Wednesday' October 13 at the Fernie
Opera House. "The Gay Parislenne"
which will be the offering, is a musical
comedy in two .acts, adapted from the
French of "La Belle Peree" by Ivan
Caryll and Geo. Dance and which a
few years past, had all London laughing. . Transplanted to America it
was again a great success at the Herald-Square Theatre, New York. There
are many good parts1 in tho Gay Paris-
ieiino, and appear to have been tailored
to measure to suit the San Francisco
Opera company. Tho Daily World of
Vancouver B, C, ih its issue of July 6
printed the following: "Of all the mirth
provokers which the San Francisco
Opera Company has gladdened Vancouver, by putting on "the Gay Parislenne," is,surely the chief. It. is to
laugh, which is to say that it* is to
chortle over jokes that are farcial. In
"The Gay Pavisienne" there is not the
slightest opportunity for tlie groucher
to grouch, or the mirthless man to* cultivate dolor. ( The pay Parislenne is
a winner.     Miss Mabel Day as the gay
to have written for or allowed to appear in the Sydney Record, of which
he is editor and manager.
U. M. W. officials are preparing to
arrest as many of the coal operators1
of the province as they can reach on
a charge of conspiracy. They allege
that the operators have - formed a
combine to keep up coal prices, and
that the consumer finds that wherever
he turns the price is the„same at the
mines,'and that this0is done by. an
illegal combination in restraint of
Judge Leet today issued warrants
for the arrest of Harry Bousfield and
Peter Patterson, both members of the
Board of International Mine Workers,
of America, who, are charged with the
same crime as tlie two men Dan McDougall and Lestage, previously
charged with having libelled the Do:
minion Co-H Company by making
public certain announcements which
are not true.      Patterson and Bous
field are libw atTending-tl!e~a"nntfai*
meeting of the Mine Workers iu Indianapolis. The charge on which they
arc to be.arrested is not, of an extraditable-character, so that, if they do not
come back to Canada the' warrant cannot, be served.  ' ' '       *
Local News
quality of her voice, and her dainty and
vivacious style of acting are admirably
in place. Chief, among the fun makers was Teddy Webb, who seemed to
revel in the-part of Ebenezer "Honeycomb. A remarkably funny plot, and
plentifully interspersed with the latest and most up to date song selections
set the audience in a high state of enthusiasm. The laughter was continuous and only' gave way to applause
when the magnificent stage effects'
were shown. It was certainly an evening of great success for the ' San
Francisco Opero Company and the
Empress Theatre."
"The Gay Parisienne" will be given
in this city with all the care and attention to detail tliat characterized the
Vancouver production and will undoubtedly prove the most^ notable theatrical event in the history of the eity,
Thirty-two Mine Workers Meet a  Horrible
Death on Vancouver Island—The
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Deadly After Ejamp Prevalent
For electrical engineer to look after
.bollers_an*__{j„namo in Miners' Hall,
Fernie. Applications must state salary required and furnish credentials.
Applications must be in hy Friday, October loth. Address D. Rec'**, Box 361
Fernie, B. £, - -v,. - „ * -
A special meeting of Esther Rebecca'
lodge No. 20 will be held i.nlho K, of
P. hall on Thursday thoUht to arrange for, an annual ball and practise.
Every member Is requested to be present. ■,
The electric light plant of the Minors opera house and hull was tried out
this week, and proved to be an,excellent Borvlco. Tho hall nnd opera house
when lit up looked splendid'anil many
were the words of praise heard of tho
progroBslvenoss of tlio Miners. The
music storo looked particularly pleasing -when lit. up,
Thoy are still selling window shades
from Mo up ut the Trltcs-Wood Co.,
J. C. Thomas of Winnipeg, who is
ono of tho directors of lho California
King and Canadian Queen Oil Company of Los Angeles, Cnl., was in tho
city on Sunday nnd Monday, visiting
Huvoral of tho local shareholders. Mr.
Thomas reassured us ot tlio vnluo of
(Iioho propositions. Mr. Thomns was
accompanied hy Miss Hall, his sister-
In-law niul his daughtor.#
Nothing to equal tho furnituro values offewd hy tho Trites-Wood Co.,
Tlio now pastor of tint IinpllHt
church, Hov, Mr, Hpltloll, Ih expect oil
In l-'ornlo for llio sorvlnos on Sundny
the 1 Ttlt. Ilo comes highly roeom*
mended imd tho congrogntlon nro look*
Ing forwnr dto u vigorous wlntor'B
work. On Sundny llm 10th (to-morrow) tho hotvIcoh will hu taken hy
Inynion of tho church and In tho ovon*
Intr n song Horvleo will ho hold.'
A Wlninuic man who had no Iron*
bin In getting cash from tlio Iocnl bunk
when ho wanted It was lu a neighbor-
\mr town tho other day whoro tho
hanks nrn paying only a small nmount
In currency. Whon In one xti the
l'nnkH thoro ho overheard two Irish
friends greet each other while woltlni?
their turn Rt tho window,
"This reminds mo of Flnnogun," ro*
in inked ono,
•"TIh n story thnt when Flnnognn
died nnd whon ho greeted 8t, Potor ho
"U'h n lino Job you'vo had hero a
Ioiik tlrno."
"Woll, FlnncKan,' k<i'1 Kh. Voter,
•horo we count a million years a* a
minute nnd •<■ million dollars na a
"Ah", salt) Finnegan, "Fin need-
in' caah; lend mn a cent."
"Suro," aald St. Peter. "Junt wait a
Ex-President F. H. Shorman Is lying
at tho hospital hero very sick, nnd
may not llvo the'week out, according
to tho Intest news from the hospltnl
this morning. * Mr. Sherman enme
horo to undergo a dieting (it tlie hospltnl with tho hope that he might recover sufficiently to travel oast ton
specialist, hut since coming hero ho
lias boon gradually -jinking lower nnd
lowor, nnd on Thursday he got so had
thnt Mrs, Sherman wns telegraphed
for, and she arrived yesterday morning. Since then Mr. Sherman has
beon sinking nnd yostordny tho children woro sent, for nnd thoy nro expected to arrlvo tonight. It wns thought
ho would not liold out yostordny hut ho
hns mndo a hard fight, Tho doctors,
howovor, do not hold out nny hope of
Ills recovery, nnd four that his end Is
only n quostion nf hours. ThlH Is,
Indeed very snd nows tn all, ns Mr.
Shcrmnn wns nu exceptionally fine
mnn und only In tho pilmo of life. The
ctrcninstnncoH nro vory pnlnful owing
to the fact that Mr. Shorman has not
boon nblo to earn anything for months
ns ho hna boon'flick. Tho fnmlly havo
no othor source of Income ns tliolr
lioinuBtwid Ih iih yot, an unproductive
ono, and added to this tho rocont flro
on tho prnlrlo hurnod up nil thoir lm*
I'lomontH, food, otc, nnd Iiiih loft them
Ht inndod, A miliscrlptloii Is bolng
taken up through the district, nnd ono
nnd nil should put In thoir mlto iih It
Is for n worthy cause. Mr. flliromim
when president, did moro for the cnuso
of thn mlnoiB In tho dlHtrlcl nnd In
fact tho worklngmon generally, thnn
any man In tho country, nnd now that
ho Iiiih fought tho good fight, nnd Is
bolng wnftod nwny to IiIh InHt. gonl it
bohoovoH nil to mibscrlho townrds tho
•Mflrinrt of his Inrcn fnmlly. Wo trust
that, Mr. Rhormnn mny Btlll nurvlvo
and bo a fnctor In bohult ol tho minora and workers,
NANAIMO, 13. C.-Oct. 7—Thirty-two■
men are known,to be dead as a result of an explosion in No 2 mine
at Extension this evening. Up to 11
o'clock , tonight eighteen bodies have
been uncovered and identified as follows:   "
T." Thomas
.   K. Molinaux . _ *
Andrew Moffatt
A.  Montague
Thomas O'Donnell '
. W.  Davidson °
E.  Dunn
. .One unidentified n
E.   Marshall •/
Wm. Robertson ;
William Quinn    o
Alex,  Melos
Peter  Nelson .
Wm. Zesserich
James Zesserich
Thomas Parkin'
Bullitch (colored)
Charles Shuff *     '
The dead whose bodies are in the
mine are: .
D.   White
James Asmaster
Fred Inham
Alex. - McClellan
Johh Wargo "
Herman Peterson
. Two unknown  Finlanders , „,,
Three loaders and two drivers   are
also missing.
., , Story.of a Miner
' Thomas llislop, who was ono of the
last of the bulk.of the seven hundred
minors und assistants who hurried
from the Extension mine, after the
disastrous explosion,, was seen at. Tunnel hotel nt Extension tonight, nnd
told n graphic story of the wholo nffnlr.      *      ■•      ■        ■ \
Me was working with sixteen men,
Including five of the dead on tho first
levol when thoy honrd the explosion,
followed by a great rush of nlr. Hob
White and ho dropped thoir picks and
shouted:—"My God, she's blasted."
"Wo stood for n second In thu dark*
noss. The* rush of wind put. our
lamps out until some ono cnmo With
a safety lamp and iiftecii of us holding cont tnlls, wo hurried along according to tho lum]) to seo glistening
of the trnll, but. were turned back, A
great cloud of smoke blow in our faces
and wo got. n whiff of nfter dump nnd
know wo must go back,   Through In-
so thick that the ail* could not be inhaled and we had jo run back from
it. Then we decided to remain and
wait for death or for relief. Wo had
not waited long when we heard ii cry
and Alex. Shaw, the foreman and Davison, who lost his! son in the mine,
came" When we neard their shouts
instructing us we w.aited at the slope
head, but the five ntjver came out, and
I am waiting still for them. They must
have been dead    a long    time now,
Fought the fire Damp
" "All day long rescuers have fought
the fire damp, clearing the blown* out
stopping though none could hope that
any of the 32 menjknown to be dead
in the mine had (-scaped. Inspectors
Shepperd and Dick [with'Manager Graham of the Western Fuel Company,
came from Nanaimo and with Supt.
Little and Manager Brieden they.led
parties of workers. Numbers'worked
heroically. Alex. Shaw; the foreman
anj_ the fire bosses-were indefatigable
Examination of tha riiine shows comparatively few of! the timbers blown
out ■ and but oiie, of two cases where
for about fifty feet, with a good deal
of fallen coal stopped the work of
those" searching ton; bodies • near "midnight, when some ■ti-Sd been recovered.
The opinions of the < miners are that
the explosion was due to a blown up
shot. They can give no other reason
aud officials say that they are entirely
nt a loss to account for It. Arthur
Glenn, n brattice man,, was between
No. 2Vj and '.', levels when the explosion look place, and with eight or
nine others rnn for the slope. When
he reached the mouth Alex. Shaw,
the foreman, called for volunteers,
and with a number of others he returned in the mine. It. Is expected
that work will be Vosumed in less
thnn a week and the dally output of
MOO will go on,
The work of rescue still continues,
but it is not expected that any more
bodies will be recovered before morning, as the portion.cf the mine where
the explosion occurred is badly wrecked. The brattice work was torn
down and the rescuers are very badly
handicapped by gas.
The majority of the men killed were*
old residents of the district and wed
Fire Damp Explosion
VICTORIA, B. 'C, Oct. 5-A**. fire
damp explosion in a mine, at Extension, B.C., a camp sixty miles from
here, this morning wrecked Number
Three level of Number two mine owned by the ..Wellington Collieries Company, the head of jvhlch is Li«*-ut.-Go-
vernor James' Dunsmuir. The smashed
timbers caught fire before rescuers
could-reach the scene and of the sixty
men on duty on the night shift below
thirty _were imprisoned. Of these
only, six had been taken out, tonight
by searching parties who are risking
their* lives as, they are in constant
danger of a second explosion and poison from the black damp.     There is
Board-Members Uousfield, Patterson
and McLennon, wlio, willi Vice-President .McCulIough have been in charge
of the strike at Glace Ilrty, Novt Scotia, miners, are attending the huoi-ia-
tional board meetings, have nothin*3-
but praise, for'the conduct of the strikers and condemnation for the action
of the Dominion Coal Company's trmi
ment of those who have conducted tlio
the strike, and their usage of the boys
on strike.
But despite all persecution tbo/ aie
just as sanguine of ultimate succe-s a-,
they were when the strike wus ordered July tl.
Tlie coal company, wbo have boon
blowing about their great output "out
of the stocked coal on hand," when the
strike was ordered, have now about got
it all used up, and will from now ou
have to depend on ihe product of Jno.
Moffatt and his striko breakers, and
4 reports from local papers say that
those deceived sue leaving whenever
they can raise enough ensh to take
thom away.
The Dominion Coal Company made n
great blow about being able to" pay a
tf per cent dividend, the same as'their
last, audit, but failed to mention that
their stock , of coal was nearly all
gone; and it had cost as much to load
it out of tlie heap as it did tlieir old
miners to dig it and load it.
All kinds of tricks are being resorted to at. deception In getting men to
go there, but most of them fail, aiid
the strikers are more determined than
ever and more confident, of final victory.   "n ■
Evictions from the company's houses
have been resorted to, but the organization is putting up shelter as fast as
can be done to meet, the emergency,,
and no effort will he spared to keep
up the' fight until victory perches on
the banner of tho U. IU.W. of A.—
Mine Workers Journal.*
A Carpenter Formerly of
Fernie Slipped Off
The   Wagon
to lho counter level wo wont, Wo
tried to dumber up Into the cross
cut, but woro driven out. ln No, il
counter lovul wo loft flvo mon, Wm,
MoLollnnd, .Inck lsimiHtoi', Stool, K.
lnghnm nnd Bob White, who mnyort
thorp, Whon wo lost thorn*, wo did
nol. know tho dump Iuul got. thom.
Wo know nothing Ilum oxcopt thnt tho
smoke nnd dump woro chasing uh bnck
whicli ovor wny wo wont, Wo tnigdod
on though, After u wlillo, being utmost
lost, wo sut down to figure out whut
could bo dono,    Tho (Ire dump ennui
Agents of tho Dominion Coal
Co, of Capo Dreton N, S., nro
nt work trying to Iiiduco miners of Wilkcsbnrre and other
nnthnicito mino towns lo go
thero nnd scab, DlBtrlet. nnd
Iocnl office™ should exert
themselves to prevent thom
from securing nny men for
such purpose.
A strike has boon on in No-
vn Scotia nnd nt theso mlnos
since July (1 with ovory prospect of winning.
Don't go thoro nnd try to do-
font your brothers who Mai'c
fighting for tho right, lo organize nnd bettor conditions of
Htny. nwny. Duo notico will
bo given in thoso columns
when tlio strike Is won. Lnbor papers, plonHu copy.
no hope for the others, but.as the gas
is being rapidly driven from the mine
and as progress is made against the
flames it is expected that, all the bodies will be recovered. The explosion is the worst disaster of its kind in
the history of the community. -Mr.
Dunsmuir, seen tonight, would make
no statement. He goes to the mine
tomorrow. Ralph Smith, M,' P., and
Mayor Nicholson of Ladysmlth, wero
in, Victoria tonight, They fear they
have relatives among the missing. A
relief train has beon sent from Lady-
smith, but tho fire In the' wrecked
slopo mny stop the progress of the
rescue work, The scenes nt Ladysmlth, where the families of tiie miners live, aro burrowing. The womon
nnd chlldron aro clustered lu a diiz/.lo
of rnin awaiting definite news of loved ones.
Another  Report
VICTORIA, B. C. Oct. .I—An oxplo-
sion which may Involve the loss ef
sixty lives occurrod nt Extension mino
of tho Wellington Colllorlos Company
this morning nt nlno o'clock, A minor
who renched Ladysmlth at noon from
tho mlno said that ho and his father
woro leaving tho mlno al nlno o'clock
bringing out their gear, whon un explosion occurred, Tlio shook- wns tor-
Glass wus broken and blown out,
and tlio doors unhinged. Tho of foots
woro confined to tho Hlopo whoro 11 oo*
(.'in-red. All muu ln the other slopes
nnd levels oscnpnd.
Throo levels lind not boon hoard of
nnd thoro woro sixty men In thoso, of
whom only n driver and (nipper hnd
oomo out. It Is ImpoHslblo to got ut
thoso levels nud It Is foil rod tliut all
tho mon lmvo perished. Hosouo work
In now bolng attempted ns fnsl us possible.
The ladies of the Baptist Church
will hold their monthly tea at the
home of Mrs. J. \l Roaf, 21 Baker
avenue Tuesday afternoon October 12.
For Thanksgiving day, October 25,
the Canadian Pacific Railway Company announce a rale of fare and one
HilaLto_i_j.he_roui.il .trip.     Tickets wi'',
be on sale October 22nd to October *.."
inclusive, final' return limit October
27th.      , ,-
Last evening, about six o'clock as
William McLeod, a carpenter working for the Royal Collieries, was riding on a load of lumber going to .
Royal' View wiih G. L. fraser and
the driver, in some way be fell off Unload and ihe wagon passed over iris
One of his companions hurried to-
call medical assistance, while the other placed tlie injured man in the most
comfortable position possible. Before
Dr. Wewburn, who was called, could
arrive, tlie man was dead.
The p.olicc and tlie coroner were
notified but* did not consider an ,in-
(luest. necessary. The body was taken to Fetlerly's undertaking parlors
to await, instructions from the relatives,
Tlie deceased came to Lethbridge a
couple .-.of months ago from Fernie.
He was formerly a contracting carpenter in Calgary and comes originally from Brampton, Out.,—where his
wife and.child now are.
It is .supposed that the accident
occurred through heart weakness,
to which he was subject. Mr. Fraser,
says that, he was sitting beside McLeod and they were sitting quietly on
the load of lumber when McLeod apparently tried to change his position
and fell off. The deceased had not
been drinking., lie--was about forty
years of age,—Lethbridge* Herald ot
October 2.
0       FERNIE
J. A. Tormoy of Spokane was In tlio
city yesterday In connection with the
specinl excursion to be hold to Baynes
Lake on Sunday ,*,veek, Octobor 17th.
Mr. Tormey concluded arrangements
nbout. tho train which Is to run over
tho Groat. Northorn, and which will
bo made up of-novon conches. The
Kootonay Rivor band Co. have the
Irrigation on nt llnynos now,, nnd tho
flume and ditch makes uu Interesting
spectacle. The ypcclnl I rnin will leave
Iho (lfont Northorn stntlon nt !) a.m.
and rot urn, leaving Baynos Lako ut f,
Mr, Tormey Iiiih mado arrangements
wllh tho Company's club bouse at
llnynos Lako to supply all visitors with
HimdwIchoH anil coffee during thoir
siny, nnd ns Ihe Lake Is one of tlio
beauty spots of llrltlsh Columbia, uo
one nhould iuIhr thi*-.'opportunity of
seeing II, A spoclnl fnro of tl.7,"i for
tho return trip Iiiih boon nrniuged und
n good tlmo Ik giianiini'od to all visitors,
Mr, Tormoy hns Invlt-'d tho moiii*
born of Uio l'drnlo board of trade and
tliolr wWch In attend n siorcoptlriiii
lociuni lu tlm Minors 'opora Iiouho on
.Monday ovoiiIhk nexl, October  II  nl
8 p,in„     Hxcnlli'iil views of lho Koo-
toiiny fruit  IiiiiiIh mid ospoolnlly tho
district of IliiyucH Luke will bo shown
Tho following canon woro tried hero
lost wook and too i-him-a '«»•(> '*,t*u.
found guilty of BottlntJ out flro» without a permit under tho now act woro
fined an foliowb:
Jamofl HoRlnnd, October t, fined *$r>0
and coBtB, boforo A. II. WntHon J. P.
V, Valiuk Odlriher tl, fined $R0 beforo Judgo Wlluon.
Jtiuau Mansfield, Octobor «, flno ?7fi
or throo months, went to jnll. ,.
This Ittw'dlulnctly stated that it Ib
unlawful to set out any flro botwoon
tho 1st of May ftnd tho first ot Oct.
wllfcout first obulttln**; a permit.
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nnd n littlo explanatory lltoruturo will)
Several defences ha"ve been raised
to the claim for compensation herein.
The deceased was,an employee of the
respondents (C. N. KCo.il Co.) He
died while undergoing an operation for
Without dealing witli the questions
raised by Mr. Ross on the question of
notice of injury, I will first deal with
the question of the injury itself.. Did'
the accident, arise in the course of and
out of the employment? Undoubtedly the onus Is on the claimant, nnd
thnt rule as Coyens Hardy M. R. snys
"is none tlio loss true although by
ronson of the death of the workmen
It mny be a greater burden Is thrown
on the dependants of tho deceased."
Speaking as to tho rupture and ns,
to Its having occurrod In tho mines,
Dr. .McSorley says "It Is doubtful, yes;
ho might have boen or might not hnvo
boen," and again on page ti nnd more
pnrtlculnrly ou page 10, whnt Is tho
probability In this ense? A—I really
don't know, All I cnn sny is thnt
tho mtin hnd a rupture,"
Then ngnln, rending Dr. MeSorh-y's
evidence it Is quito compatible wiih .
nny .complaint Jhe man may have
mndo at tho mino (though I cannot
find that ho did make such a complaint.)
ln tho fnco thoroforo of tho doctor's
ovidoneo I oiinnoi' find Hint tho accident iii'oso in Dio courso of mid out or
tin' omploymont.
Again on tho question of dcpond-Mi-
oy It iliH-H not j*''Oin to mo ihnt ther*' Is
any legnl obligation us In Wlllliiius
nml Ooi-nii (.'nnl, und tlio moro fuel of
sending moneys homo does not in my
opinion provo dependency. Howovor
I do not nood io ili'i-id*' that point. As
Isliitoil at tho lioiu-lng a ii'Hi'i'vi'd cane
!ln grunted to i>iili,<r puny on nny point
of law raised.
bo given nnd n renl Intorostlng tlmo Is:
promised.     On Tliursdny ovoning   u j
gonornl mooihm will bo hold to whloh!
nil nro Invited, nml especially tho mlto'
ors und tliolr frli'iidH,     Xo iiiIiiiIhhIoii        ,
Is clinrgod liml no collection will   i,,-!^''^"*''^'  '■■"■
taken up, There will bo hoidi* ItiHlrue-j
tlve us woll iih InteioKtlng uiatlor ic*j
Intlvo to Iri'lKiitlon distributed, mid nsj
Mr,Tormoy Ih il fluent and nblo speaker j
nil who nt trim] nro nsHtiroil of n ideas*!
nnt  nnd oniortiiliiliig ovoning,     Wcj
i * ,i', ,',.'*i<        '.'.   (f",'*1,     'it   .'I,,,,'"    nf    M'lml '
hit", boon nocnmiillfbod to. Itiivuos Lnko!
this yonr without Irrlgntlnu, nnd now J
thnt lho wilier hun boon turned onj
the rosiiltH will ho double fold, Wuich|
for further iiiiiiniiiiooinont, j
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P, E. Wilton, Arbitrator
Thin num while lilting n wire rnpe
'on u mIn*■ (ill- In No.  K Millie Michel,
iln February toll  snuioitiliig give nud
Inflorwnrdh went to tho Doctor, II, S.
stilted that he hnd
liuil himself while lifting a hh * 1 u*|)i*
Into ii cm- In the iiiiil,', Tlio diictni'
told blin lie wni liipiureil ntul tho following week |ir. McSorley operated nn
blm mid he died two days lifter the
operation. L. P. Kikslolii for Michel
Loonl union took up tho chilim*    for
COIIIpCllhltllOII    llllll.-i       liO'     iVlilnllO l, .-.
Cijiii|i* ,,,->.4,*,'ui. ,\. i Jl'i'.', Lij! I).,  ,; ii-
lull of  Ho; in lilt I'iitoi   Win: ilgull'M   the
W. It. Ross win* foimxe! for the Coal
II. Rochon and MIhh Muriel Andrews
weer itniirilod ut the homo of iho
hrldo'H mother In thin, city Inst wool,.
The pollen hnvo been vory actl\,
lntoly nnd In cfmHcunonco sovornl huv<
boon arrested nn urioiiH cIiiu-kcn, Tin
moji who were arrested for gambling J The young couplo left almost Imuie-
In a local pnul ti.i-i,t •..<*!■ ull flr.-d/llflfelc for I.efhbrldiro, wlioro thev
heavily.     Tlmn, Welch was arrested j will rouble.     Roth Mr. nnd Mih. Ilo*
for roi 11 iik n mnn and .ni.-i a U.-iihu
got t; monlliii fnr his puiits. lie touched « man fnr \'i. Information was laid
against ono of tho hot fit tor selling
liquor on,Hundny.
i hon .'ir" Well ntul fnvorolilv liiumn
In Fernio niiil hosts of frlonilb join in
wishing tbem happiness and prot-pi-i*
ity. Mr. Rochon in at rem-nt In bus*
Im-hti with his brothei in 1,-clhbrldg* , .i^s&a&iS&iiE'^+ZJIitesx-
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euiate economic struggle, or tbey maybe used to supplement tbe political attack. We may have mass strikes of
the workers engaged in tbe staple industries for political purposes. Nor
must the mistake be made in supposing that tbis Socialist view of tlie position of,the workers in the great class
struggle affords no immediate hope
to them, promising nothing now but
At first tbis theory may appear to
be harsh and repellant, destroying all
man's individuality, making him a
mere automaton, and involving a mechanical conception of social progress,
a rigid economic fatalism. The theory is often criticised from this point
of view, and it must lie confessed that J everything untimately through the so
the'exaggerations of the theory by! Union of the whole problem of econ
some Socialists are partly responsible! omk7inequality and class divisions,
for this. But Socialism does not rest Such political organization as the So-
u'pon any such fatalistic' conceptions. Jcialisls advocate must inevitably car-
It' it did thoro would-be no justificatory great immediate advantages to the
ion' for the existence of a Socialist) workers. It is easy to see for instance
movement with its'political party or*!that the control- of the legislature
sanitation,   its  ceaseless'propaganda,! would mako it possible for them    to
its press and constantly growing literature. .Man is not only a creature of
his environments in common with the
lower animals; unlike thom, ho is ablo
within certain limitb, to change his
environments.     Reason, the sovereign
enact legislation for ..their immediate
advantage. Even a partial control,
the possession of a strong minority
parly in tlie legislature, would enable
them to demand effectively important
concessions   as   well   as   to   prevent.
attribute which makes him master of] many  of  the  outrageous     abuses  to
the universe, enables him to interpret j which ihey are' at present subjected.
the facts of his daily life, to understand the significance of constant and
frequent changes iii tho conditions by
■ which he is surrounded, and to seize
upon the opportunities for the' advancement of his comfort whicli those
changes present. In a word, man is
able to understand the great, blind
forces of progress.' in some measure
to direct them, and to profit by every
■Who*'They Are and What They Stand
Finally, the organizations of, tlie
workers, the labor unions, have been
attacked in a vital part—their treas-*
urics. When the members of a British'trade union; tlie Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants, were compelled by the courts to pay to tiie Tuff
Vale Railroad Company, again***-, which
members of the society had waged :-.
strike  in  the  usual  regular  manner.
If they destroyed the capitalist control
of judiciary they would be ablo. to
safeguard their organizations against
injunctions, damage suits, and other
insidious forms of capitalist, aggression which are now rendering them ini;
. There can lie no question as to (he
political power of the working class
whenever ils members choose to exert
it. Tlieir votes far outnumber thc
combined votes of the great so called
middle class and the small plutocratic
class. '*■   ■
"Thou Shalt Not Eat Bread in.the
Sweat  of  Another's   Face."
0If every male adult between the ages,
of 20 and 45 should become a producer
and work like-* ants and -bees during
the sunny hours of bright days only it
would not lie necessary'to work during
the inclement and stormy weather and
I demand that you answer this question.
If you workers, who are plodding on
alone, knew as much as ants, you
would organize bito bodies, into unions
or colonies and whip lliese monsters as
African ants drive elephants and tigers. •
And if you know as much as bees
you would drive out the drones form
your hives and starve them to death
at the. beginning of the winter season.* , .
If you were as humane as cranes
you,would be kind enough, to provide
for the aged and those of the human
family who are unable to any longer
provide for themselves.   ,
If you knew as much as hogs, or
oven as much as geese you would protect, your own offspring from peril; for
hogs and geese as well as other animals and birds will fight for the pro-*
tection of their young broods.
Hut' you do not know as much as
beasts and you do not care as much
as birds, to protect your young. If
you did know as much as beasts or as
birds you would certainly; protect your
young from the greed'of capitalism
and graft.
If you working people would 'organize into an industrial and political
union you would conquer the earth and
own it.
You would obtain freedom for yourselves and*for posterity and-your children would not be enslaved and ground
up iu the slave mills by the captains
of industry, who own the courts, control congress, direct tho president, the
arniy and navy and the police.
Your republican president whom .you
elected last fall is the willing tool of
the republican captains of industry and
kings of finance. -
Your democratic and republican con-
gressmen whom you elected by your
votes have remained true lo the bosses
who selected and nominated them.
When you are starving for bread,
and strike Jpr a larger s_lice_o_f bread".
Steam heated throughout. '-*•
Hot ancl cold; Baths.
The King Edward
Fernie's  Leading. Commercial^ Hotel
Rates $2.50 and upwards*
$115,000 to compensate_, the company
for losses sustained through tlie strike
it was not long before simil.it' sic hns
,were begun in different p.u's of tins
country. The members of the local
lodge of the machinists union iu Rutland, Vermont, were ordered to pay
$2,500 to an employer against whom
they had conducted a strike upon precisely the samo ground as the English
union bad- to pay. Since then there-
have been manysimilai,; decisions given in various parts of the country.
Under these conditions it is practically
■impossible for n union either to striko
or to possess any funds. It Is, manifestly, of little use for workers to
strike if they are. to be compelled to
pay those against whom ihey strike
for nny damages thoy may Inflict upon
thom by striking,
Whon to tho foregoing condiltous is
added the use of the polico powers-
policemen and state and federal troops
—against them In almost, evory industrial dlsputo regardless of the merits'
of the struggle, the forces arrayed in
line ngalnst tlio workers, the odds
ngnlnst which thoy are "fighting, sooni
Insurmountable. Dlsadvuntnged economically in the very slari, thoy hnve
to contend against the gigantic political odds consoquonl upon tho control
of the agencies of govonifhonl bolng In
iho hands 'of lliolr enemies.
To ond ihis clnss warfare Is the
conscious iiim of lho Soelnllst movement. Socialists nro not aiming, ns
ninny people suppose lo overthrow tho
rub* of lh" niu'-'ti'i*. merely lo i-,>i up
tin: rub1 of another class In its placo.
H Is nol a question of cliuiiulng llio
position of the classes, bin of destroying elm's rub* once anil for nil,
Thai Is iho uliluiiiie nlin nnd iho unnl
of tho Socialist niDiciiieiit of tlio
world. Soolulihts hello-,e that lho
present gnorlllii wnrlni'o, whleh Injures
mont oi the workers and tlieir iamll-
Ic.i.   hJlOlllll    glle   place   Id   Oilier   uilll
saner methods.     Thoy belle-,,* Dial wo
should iiim at Die peiiiiiineiii  .-oliuloii
during the declining years of life, nor
wpuld it then" be, necessary to spend
the declining years of a decrepit age
in  poverty, suffering and  want.
If every woman should be educated
to be of use to the world, and rendet
some useful service to'-mankind, and
to the community in whicli-sho lived,
and to the best of her ability perform
Home useful avocation, whether in the
arts, professions or in,the simple performance of her huseliold .duties, this
world would be a garden spot, and
every house would be a treasure house
and,a hive filled with sweets for'the
stormy days and the winter of want
If every able bodied person should
give ton yours of service to the production of wealth he (or she) could
produce enough, if economically administered, to Inst during tho remaining years of life.
"Thou Shalt, not oat bread in tlie
sweat of another's face."
Tho divine command wns that ench
person should produce his own bread
which lie ont s. Thoro novor was a divine command Issued that ono man
should produce brend which the Idler
might oat, whothor the Idler bo king,
chieftain, priest or a eonunorolal parasite,
No king, pope or priest, was over
exempted by his Creator to llvo ti life
of Idleness nnd usolossness, or to onl
and devour lho products of other's labors In rioioim and wasteful living. Hv-
ery person Is hold lo account, by his
Croiitor lo perform useful service while
on earth.
a better, coat or for belter conditions,
your bosses refuse; and if you dare
show fight as do' starving dogs,, you
will get-your beads' clubbed by brutal,
degenerate policemen, or he shot by
the militia for daring to ask for what
you have produced.
And yet you workingmen claim lo
be intelligent, courageous men.
Well you are neither courageour nor
When your labor day parade is ovor
go out info the country and sit down
on an tint, hill and think about something. Woll, just think about crushing tho ants union or breaking up their
work shop, or starving them Into submission by supper time,
Well you won't have long to wait if
you tackle a good big ant hill. If
you aro not satisfied aftor quitting tho
ants go nnd buy a hive of bees and
carry them out into a stubble field or
desert, nnd nfter you have carried thom
out there, tnko n stick nud poire them
and eject them from their homos nt*
did the hired thugs of tlm Mio-.- Owners nssocintlon of Colormlo, .*■• ovon ns
did Hie thugs of tho Illinois. Si eel Corporation., when they ejected the people
of Jones Island In Mllwiiukoo, and Mr.
Worker, you won't have tlmo to tell
tho Utile honey-hoos "You can't como
No, sir! Thoy will show you ovon
though they nro not .Missouri boos or
African nnis,
Mr, Worklngmnn, yon nnd I hnvo
not the courage of Insiicls, of bonsts,
or birds;  and you have nnt as much
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ol' ihls ciirili. No person Is cniiili'il! or llio IiihccIh or which I hnvo well*
io llio m*.'liter kIiiu'o of llio nuiiirnl re* 11 oii.
Houri'i's of ihls onrili. ThU oiiiih wns*,; Yon know liow lo prolccl your homes*!
liiii'iiilcil iik iho licriiiipc of nil mi it ii-1 ii t-ii i ii hi posts of flics nnd nios-qiiltoii,
hind, Those who lived In piiHt iikoh,lnnd iikoIiinI pnr.-mllcH which doHlray
dwell' whoro we now dwell, nnd lined'your frullH,
UiIh earth ns llii'lr iil-ode nnd produced j Ilut you 'nlcriKo the drones of hoc*
their food where W" now hihor, iindjloty, lo devour the food which you
.■dilil'ly iHinsed on us (bid'*' lie-iiriKo,* hiiw produced nnd which rifthtfully,
io pohierhy. „  "j IioIoiihh to yonr family,   nnd you tol-
TIi-ikc who dwell here now will piissiernie I'AKASITI'.K, hiiiiinn pnriiKllCH, lo
(the ciilldrcn of tomorrow nml to Ken-jus hom-iir*- allow lire m live upon lliolr
| orations yoi tinhorn. i bodies,
' *   t   * i    Wai*,. up ami ihlnl-, for ihe ihh> ol
Whin rlnlif had .Mi-xiinder io nil iIn* j rtochillsm Is hoiiIiik lu and Kol  ready
of  the  IsNtio upon   which  Hie  cIiismohJH  on to iln- children ol' today aud lo j unci* oui your llfehlooil, JiihI ns meekly
dii hie Jo iln- only way th'il Is posHlhl.
namely, Hn* reniovul of the 1'iimliiincii
I (I I  ri|ll*'<* of  Ihe (IfvlslriM  Illld   HM'IKJl'li'. '
Thai, ns wc hn\e - n, Is ihe system;
of pilwi'c owiioisldp Iii tie* rin'tuis of j Know a  world of liln day',' Noii" wlml-j for t lw H'-w oni-ihe ihiwii of u new
pioductloii and okcIiiiu'-c and      their* oyer,    Whin i'IkIiI had Napoleon llunn-; elvill/.ailoii,-- Lnbor World,
it-.,,* tor pi'ol'ii.     Tills sysi.'iu of capl-jni'rt*- to wioh* iIiidiikIi human blood to.  *■***"	
iiilism has pliivi'd i.lis part*  an Impori-Mhroiios, aud despoil ('oil's ln*iit,mo in; r* Af^ DIVISIONS
nut  pun    In the deevlopmeiit of hoc-| num?   Nono whatever. What ri|.*lii litis, 	
let/.     .sow ■it in no longer iich'mmuj . Koeiii.'iclioi to me oil; x\ niu (ijiio imri,     ■*'>> ni.in-   |.* u(*i'<, i ,-,ji,. i.iJ.'.i  ,\i.,. i i,
nor  whipied   lo  Uo*  needs  oi   social j ml)  m  nil  iho  railroad*;  nml   water-inns, an) rolnciu*,.'io class dlilslons Is
have no hereditary monarchy"; no titled aristocracy, no state church. The
Constitution, tlie foundation of our political system, guarantees freedom and
equality Jo all, Politically, the poorest man Is theoretically equal to the
richest in the land, and the humblest
child born has equal chance to the
richest in the land, and may become
the head of the government. It Is not
easy for men,and women reared in
such a country and educated to such
views as these, lo realize that just as
the class division which existed under
tho ancient slavo systems existed, but
in 'ii slightly changed form, under tbo
feudal regime In which the serf depended upon the owner of the soil, so
it exists nuclei' capitalism, In the creation of employer and employe, For,
as In onch of the previous systems,
the menus upon which ono man's "lifo
depends Is owned by (mother who exacts service for access to those mouns.
—St, Louis Lnbor.
I'Yom wbniever moral plane ono
views Iho function of the ballot, thero
Is, for women, this obvious vnluo In
croatliiir or In controlling nnd chnst-
cnliiR Its economic power. ' The lnrg*
er economic aspect of the suffrage lm*
mediately follows In liil'lueticlnp; and
regulating through lho laws, llm con*
ditiouH nf commerce, national and In-
loriiiHIoniil, the I'eliillon between labor
mid capital, buyer nnd Heller, Only the
ignorant or Hie wilfully blind Kiday
are In nuy doiihi as to woman's need
for Ihe'hallot lo protect herself and
her claims in lli«*-*o thing.;. The va*
son women arc cheaper than men Is
hecaiiso thoy are more helpless, Only
the aiilmnlH arc more ho and It Is only
hecaiiiio llioy are the most helpless of
all that they are the "cheapest of
all. lt has become self evident in
this country that the people who have
the hallot get more consldoratton than
those who haven't. -
They'have a weapon with which to
defend themselves against oppression.
It is known that in the four equal suf*
frnge states the laws, protecting women and children, regulatin*.; wages
and hours, are more fnvoni'-do iian
anywhere else in the country, It Is
equally obvious that womon nre more
careful of tho Interests of chlldron
than men are, and that women's e'e-
oeonilc ehject In demaiulhig the ballot
Is fortified by a natural instinct and
that she is acting for the good of the
race, The primal Instinct*.to protoct
lier young Is quite hb powerful as tho
determination to free horsolf In this'
present world wide movement for political equality. In most of tho Stales
of the union women aro obliged to
struggle for their economic ends Indirectly. If thoy are wago earners t! ey
have to Influence the conditions un
der which they earn, conditions hoiiio*
times which kill, malm and undormli1..''
health—ihey have to Influence those
conditions Indirectly, If thoy aro not
wage onrnoi-H or otherwise flniincinlly
Independent, then lliolr economic sur-
vlvnl Is mill more Indirect, And Indirection Ih the uultnpplcHt develop'
nieni lu woman's si.tuition mid In
woman's nature.-—Hi.  Louis  Labor.
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Norwegian Punch and Aquavit. Beer,
Porter, Ale and Cigars.
Agents for Waukesha Arcadian Wa*
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Special attention given to famll,'
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delivered to nil
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A woman's thlnl'lim Ih confined to
Hin home and family iirlni-lpally, aud
a mini's business Is some form of social service,      She thinks only of the
flimily   tlfl'Vil'i. 11(1   llOl'H   HIK'illl    HI'I'V*
Ice, hut thinks of personal profit. Tlioy
nm each thlnklm.*, of their own IuihIii*
('hh, hut neblmr kind of tliliiklnr; Is
ii*".. lopim-iit.     Mop n\'*r. it i.-'< |il,ilnly ,
mid  rapidly ilihiutfiAiatlim, iuul  I    l*v
Sui'lall -is   lii'lh'Vi ,   poHxIlili*  lo  ri!.,   II
withoui  hrliiKiiiK  upon society u i>* ol
the lami-iilnhh
,\ it ,'i .*»,
What    iIkIH    hni'    IWr in all   tin-
1 onl?
U hni   rifclH   im*- V\ i',H'i liinisi'i- in all
•vlls which folio.' up*i Hn- limber?
on iitti-iuptH in abronate, or Interfere,     What   rlnlii   Iiiih   I'iiHoii  lo all
with, tin- i'icii* universal laws of evo-| wheat and bread?
lutIon. '    What  rlKhl  has Armour lo all
The Socialist, liicii, advocates    Ihe; meal?
'■vcectHiittly luir-wiiblo, and actH as «'
red flnii Is HuppoM'd 1,0 act upon Hie'
nerves of a bad tempered f,iiill.   Tlioy]
,11,    )ii*i 1 i*i 11 j    ,4 111111 r-<  Hi iiUllin   vine   ik.
i-hisscH existed Iii undent.limes, under i
the slave system and the Ini or feudal j
Mynieni which bound Ihe serf lo thoi
Mill, They admit the existence of
! classes at the present llnie In the old:
i..r.t-,.;/,Hii.i> of '.',.*,• v.i.il.'-i 1 point, ally, I I'll1*- I' ''i jom, in.* p'-o.|ii'**i- nf world where nirne or less of Hi" feu*'
for this purpose. The orKaiii/.ailon j the wealth of ihls world to answer jdiil traditions exist, bin they do mil <
1,1,1., be, iuul ini..-.t .Si-di.llM.-, llihil.,71,1.,.: liUi.'.-iiluii.,. Did Mod ii'ii'* all', willin*-!;- ndrnli the t,\lmetw\> tit cIiihsI
t-hould be economic us well un pollti-j Hies-* ihiuns for Hie present kiv.*i| of .divisions similar In all (,'hsciillfil re-■
(al Ilut Hie pollthiil oi'Kaiilzallon is| kliiKs of flniiiwe nr was ii his lierhiinespectx. lit twentieth century Att'icr-j
Imperative.     Tin* strike and boycott' for till mankind who shall dwell upoii'icii i
iicr-il not be lepiidhtteii »n weapons, j this earth? And if it is (he heiiiaK''' TIiIh Ih perfectly mituiftl. for, 8Hlinr*|
They may he iihc.I Ji, (.-injunction with)of m«ti);!in! then whal right hnve these(flflMJy ronill.lon* In Dw Vniwd RW-*'*}
who baxr  rohheil ii.j nf oit»*'ni*" dlfffrftti from miii!lrlnn«i In Hus-*
H.*,.*  l.o'.l'.U.il   A. .Viivill,
Tlivy Mi**;' '.'tllljtlilevc
b- mainly depended on for the Innn-jnerltiiK'e?
Islii, lint many or even KiiKlund.    We
Despair and Despondency
No one hut • woman can tell the ttory of the lulfcrintf, the
deipnlr, nnd the denpondtncy endured hy women who ctrry
n daily burden of ill-health and pain becniue of dioorilfri and
dcrani<t>mcntm ot the dclic-t« «nd important ori(an« that are
-..lktmctly U'liiiniiie. \t\e torturei* t,n btnveiy tndurco com*
pletely uptct the nerve* if lonl continued,
Or. 1'icrce'n I'ovorite Preieription ii a pokltive cure for
wetildicM und diteais of the feminine orfaniim,
It altnyi inflammation, lital* ulceration and tooth** pain.
It tonei and huilda up the nervei. It fit* for wifehood
und motlicrhuud. Iluucst medicine dcale:-9 tell it, and
have twih'wd lo ur(>c upon you a* "ju«t e* £ood,"
It ii non*ieeret, non-alcoholic and Imi a record ot forty yean of cure*.
An Yout Ninonaom.   They probably know of tome of it* many curt*.
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Terriffice Explosion at Roslyn—Mine
Catches Fire-Buildings Quarter
Mile Off Burnt Down
-t ■
ROSL,YN\ Wn., October  5.—An ex-
plosion of fire damp in No. 4 shaft .of
the Northwestern hnprovemnet Coal
mines shortly after one o'clock Sunday
afternoon cost the lives of ten .men
and one " other may die of injuries
received. ,.
. The explosion started a fire in the
shaft which is still burning-and "which
makes the rescue of the bodies of five
men impossible. The property loss cannot be accurately .estimated at this
time, but George IC. lloplvins. chief accountant of the company, believes that
it will cost $50,000 to open the shaft.
Losses to buildings .will amount to
an additional $30,000.
' The Dead
Otis Newhouse, outside foreman', 10,
married.       - 0
.William Arundel, trackman, 40, married;
Dominick   Bartolero, trackman,   3S
Carl Berger, gang boss, 38. married.
James Gurrel; trackman, G5,* married. *        t
Dan Hard, trackman, sixty, "married.
Aaron   Isackson, laborer, thirty five
John E. Jones, pumpman, 21, unmarried.
Toni Marsaojyn, trackman, 40, married. .    .
Phillip Pozirich, trackman, 35, married.
Injured and Dying
John Jones, engineer, 60, father of
John E. Jones.   . ,
The bodies,of Bartelero.Dan Hardy
P. Pozarich, T. IMarsalyn, J. E. Jones
and^A. Isackson are in the shaft.and
may never be rescued, but aa rescue
party has been organized, and as soon
as men may enter the mines with safety an attempt, will be made to rescue
tinrbonies™ -—: ^ *■
It is generally believed that other
.- men are in the burning mine, but
such men were below the ground without authority and an accurate check is
not possible until today.
„ When the explosion occurred a column of fire wns thrown hundreds of
feet into the air, igniting the shaft,
plant and adjoining buildings. Under
the intense heat the hoist in the shaft
crumbled and-fell into the furnace
below.   ••'•,'
Embers thrown from the mine started' fires almost, simultaneously in 14
different places a quarter, of a mije
. The bank,' the Y. M. C." A. and 12
other frame buildings were totally destroyed, the power plant, the. engine
house and the boiler plant are still
No. 3 mine is working today! It'is
about two miles away from the burning shaft. The other mines belonging to the Northwest Improvement Co.
will not be worked until tomorrow.
Company offiicals expect to find
themselves' shorthanded',' however,
because of the curiosity of the miners
about the exploded mine and their
tendency to linger around it, and a
consequent, general reluctance lo go
back to worlc so soon after the accident.
The mine in the neighborhood of the
shaft is still burning fiercely and the
flames- are shooting up from the shaft
nearly a hundred feet into the air.
The electric pumps, which supply
the town with water have been shut
off and the supply for the city is almost exhausted. The shaft is reported to be slowly caving in and other explosions may occur.
Rescue parties have been sent into
the mine from the slope connecting
with the shaft.
As yet it has been found impossible
to make any appreciable progress because of the heat and smoke. The exact extent of the fire or the number
of men who were killed cannot accurately be stated, the number of men
at work'near .the bottom can only be j
The cause of the explosion is not
known as the fire bosses had just left
the mine and had reported everything
in perfect condition.'   '
The mines of the Northwestern Improvement Company are the largest
in tho state and have a' producing ca;
ploy 2500 men.
The loss of the shaft will' materially affect the coal supply of the enure
state. -''
Tho Roslyii shaft is G75 feet deep
and about 500 men were employed in
mine number four which is known as
the shaft.
When Lord Strathcona
That-Grand Old Man,
Returns to His Home O'er the Sea,
And Lauds the West
As he Certainly Can,
And the Beautiful Things That Be
He Will Tell of pur Mountains,
Our forests and Plains;,
Our prosperous Cities .
And Punctual Trains;
Our Beauteous,' Bounteous Harvests—We Hope,
And the Marvelous Merits .
of "    ".
Golden West Soap
It would Grace E'en a Briton's Home
Mrs.   Frank  Grover  and
Her Two  Children.
Fi ret rapped
STETTLER, Alta.; Oct. G—On ..last
Wednesday the wife of a farmer named Frank Glover, living ten miles iu
the southeast of Leo, aud their two
children lost their lives in a prairie
fire.   ' '      .     .  ,
""The' mother, saw the fire approaching her home and set out to a neighbor's with the two children, Katherine and Dorothy, aged four and two
years, but was overtaken by the fire
before'reaching there.
The two children1 \vere burned ' to
death but -Jlrs. Grover lived a few-
hours after being found. The Grover'
house_\vas also burned he being away
Two Men are Dead   and
Another Injured as
a   Result.
B. E. WALKER, President    .
Paid-up Capital   $10,000,000
Reserve Fund    -    6,000,000
attending a threshing
the fire.
at the time of
Any wage earner who aoes into or remains in the labor niovement with any
expectation of reward, or even the'confidence and good will of all his fellow
wage earners is doomed to bitter disappointment. To become active in such
a movement is to make enemies, to ignore enemies and push ahead is to incur all the epithets known to a suspicious person, And the unfortunate part
of it often is that the vipers who hiss
suspicion , and conjure to' poison the
minds of,fellow-workers are snake-like,
compelled to and do hide away from
the open forum "of meetings where
each and all have equal opportunity
and right to defend themselves against
the silly hallucinations jigged up by
disappointed and envious sore heads,
who, having no ability but cunning,
have ceased to merit the confidence of
decent- wage-earners. Sociology and
working class economics are as much
a science as mathematics or chemistry. To be possessed of acknowledge
of the wage earner's position in hum
an society and the part they are playing in the world's history is to become
a creature of that knowledge. With
it; no man can' quit tlie labor movement, no matter how often he may be
mentally resolved to do, so". It is^not
a question of sentimentalism or emo-
FOIIT* FRANCIS; Ont., Oct. G—Two
men are' dead and one slightly injured as the result of a head-on freight
collision which occurred Saturday at
7.30 p.m: on the Canadian Northern
near Banning, Ont., 295 miles east of
Winnipeg.* Engineer Puslie; though
covered with debris when found, was
uninjured. The engines and quite a
number of cars were demolished. It
is said that the wreck resulted from
misinterpretation of orders by one-,of
the crew.
The dead are: Fireman .Woodcock,
and Urakeman Lamb of, Rainy River,
and Engineer Ilansen of Rainy River
slightly  injured,
Extra freight No. 32 eastbound and
haulting 23 cars of wheat had orders
to meet Xo. 97, at* Lascln but for some
reason or other, the order was overlooked and as a result both trains met
this side of Canning" The wheat train
was running down grade and Xo. 97
being made up of empties and a few
cars of local merchandise was so light
that the engine was driven back
through seven box cars smashing
them to kindling wood.
The engine itself was driven right
Uiider,. several other cars.
llio engine cf No. 32 jumped, but
Woodcock was caught and scalded to
death. Brakeman, Lockhart who was
a new man, had no time to get off.
He was caught between the engine
and tender and literally smashed beyond recognition as well as severely
Branches throughout Canada, and in United States and England
business.   Sales notes will !_• cashed or taken for collection.
equal facility.
Accounts may be opened  by mail and monies
deposited   oi*   withdrawn' in this way with
Manager, Fernie.
tionalism, but o~f economic'ltnowledge.
Like other life acquired habits, trades
IN the matter of an application for
the issue of a duplicate certificate of
Title to lot 15 block 21 town of* Fernie
(Map 734.) ,
■. Notice is hereby given that it is my
intention to issue at the expiration of
one month after the first publication
hereof a duplicate of the certificate of
title to the above mentioned lot in
the name of Michael J. Casey,-"John
Robert Ross and William ' A. Ross,
which certificate is dated the 5th
day of October 1907 and numbered
7G49A. ■   v    "
- ^I-I»-R^J.ORAXIL7_„_
District Registrar
Land  Registry  office  Nelson,  B.  C,
Every Housekeeper
values the opportunity  to  save,
Many a penny may
be saved toy purchasing all your
Neat and Poultry at
our market.
Spring ,LiuuI>,   .Mutton,   Pork ami Hil) HoaM.s
to tempt.* the appetite.
■.-Nowhere   can   you find  such   a   variety   to
choose  f ii no.
Your  orders  will   be   given   our   immediate
P. Burns «&_ Co.,
Meat   Merclia-fits
I The 41 Meat Market imited
I Wholesale and Retail Butchers  ,   .
|   =_____^.-_--.-_-^ _^_^te:,
I Back to our Old Stand
We beg to announce to our many customers that we,,have  re-
moved'to.our old quarters next the Bunk of Commerce pending the
erection of our new building opposite the King Edwardthotel.
We should bo. sorry to interrupt tho
day dreams«of the Coleman .Miner,
for outside1 the stand that, paper has
taken on unionism we admire its policy, We may be pardoned for this
nttempt to put It right, for in all honesty, wo have nothing to gain, and to
put It mildly, much to loso by the
stand wo tako, Time was when wo
were younger, wo thought along tlio
same linos'most reformers in embryo
Oo, and woro proud to stand forth,
mayhap alono, and advocate principles
which wo deemed to bo right, All
honor to those" youthful minds that
hh yet have uot bocoiiio blase, for In-
noconey will always command respect
from respectable people, nnd although
Innocence trnd 'Ignorance may uot, bo
synonymous terms, yot thoy blond together so closely Hint (lie difference
is only in degree.
Now tho editor of tlio Miner hns
put himself on record iih oppos-ted to
International unlonlHm. Whnt his ox*
perlenco hits boon wo do not know,
but from our thirty six years in the
business, wo rnther Imiiglno wo enn
onllBbten him If ho cIioohph to busk
beneath tho effulgent rays of our
Tom Pnluo struck Iho keynote of
the whole trouble when lm wrote;--
"thu world Ih my country, to do good
my rcllRloh," Whnt would bo thought
of ChrlMlanlty wv«* It rent rained In
ltn Influence by sectional nnd party
linos of political nnd commercial con*
Htrucllou? Ho ndtnltH ho believes In
unionism, but wo fall to notice on nny
of IiIh piihllcntlotiH thnt ho rnrriei- tlm
Inhol of tho TypoRrnphlcnl union either
, ,   ■ i • , f* 'I    .        *"»l.l
tl.tt..  .......t...,t       ... »4   ••..,.    ....... >..      .,        .4,..|
mendabb* nerve \w Jump**** from lb" effete oiifd, Into n union area and nt-
tempts to allow nil the old hands thnt
bo hns sonif'thlnK bettor for them tlmn
they have been able to obtain for
themselves. Little Canada may do
for him, and perhaps it is all sufficient
but it is only a square deal to the men
to inform them that many of the Coat
Mine Operators in the Pass are not
Canadians. ' If an International union
is good for tho operators, wo fall to
understand why an International union
amongst-the employees Is not a good
llrlefly (nnd we hope to return more
fully to this subject.) the trouble is
that, an International Union composed
of Its tens of thousands of loyal members, is a stiff proposition for the* operators to buck, hut n Canadian union
In, embryo, litis only sufficient, weight,
to enable the operators to believe that
there Is something In tlio scale.
Speaking of tho Typographical union, with which wo are associated,
there was a fight on for shorter hours
and after spending something over
$1,000,000 the International won out.
Thoso who stnyod with tho Interim-
tlonnl nnd paid their nRRossmeiits—
won out; those who kicked ngnlnst
assisting ft brother unionist to win the
fight, founded tho Caiindlun Typographical union. After nbout two yenrs
efforts to do thlngH we find their
totnl membership to bn In the neighborhood of 200. , Tlm Iiiternntloiml
numbers todny ".OOO,
•From u hi'INhIi standpoint, whoro
would you prefer to stand?
It's Jimt the hiiiiic with the U. M,
W. of A. A few iIIhkimitlcMl oiu'H wish
to break nwny, \\V*1I they are hi the
Kiiine position ns the Cnuiidlun Typo-
graphical, mid the respect nud tho
good will of the people who know
nbout thoRe things Is with tlm Inter-
national, nud tlm little seven .benign,
one horse, Hocalled C'tiiiiiillnti union is
held In derision by nil worlilngiimn
who hnvo the faintest conception of
whnt unionism lu the abstract, really
__,_ «;,    ,. ..n   i*   ,..,..*,(   fl.,,-     flrn't*
■o'er uj, whether It U « enlnnv, n ktno*
dom or n republic "n mim's n mnn for
a" thnt,' and "we're blithers iiV'—MI*
chol Reporter,
8" " ' - *        . &
Andy   Hamilton
Tinsmith and Plumber
We can furnish you with estimates in
anything in our line
Does not Color the Hair
IUlr Wllrttf out? Troubled with d»ndniff? Wwit more hair? Anelii_ntdm*Ing?
Wt bdJeve doctor* endorse thi* formula, or we would  not put  tt up.
Does not Color the Hair
 J. ft tne Oaxfntrr, Xtr**U. Una. __	
To the officers nnd members of hat-til
, Unions District No, 18 U. M. W.
of A.
CSreoUiiK:   Unclosed herewith,,   you
will plonso find n copy of n communication rocolvod by your district secru*
(nry from Iocnl 2HM, Fertile:
Wo,  your  district   officials,  desire
to sny thnt we lmvo mndo a thorough
InvcHtlRiitlon Into the circumstances of
V, II. Sherman nnd find thnt he In In
n crlllcnl condition.     At. tbo present,
thnn ho Ih In llm Ferule hospital and
tho doctors kIvc lilm very little hopo
of recovery,     With this end in view
It Ih expedient thnt   hoiiio uhsIhUiiioo
should bo forthcoming thnt will enable
him lo wet the ndvlco mid umdNiimcci
of some specialist.    After coiiHlderliiK
Hin nppenl of 1'Vnile local s\u ate uni-j
rideiit tlmt the loeah will nut let this!
npponl no by, |
We would HiiKii-'Kt that onch local,
should iliko up nml consider herioiihly:
lli>) lmm wiiyn ntul mentis .whi'i'i-by n[
siiliHtantinl subscription may be ruined j
to give the necej,nnry ntisistanci- io hx-j
i't'ClUlil'Itt  Jl.'ieilliaU n  It.-Jii:* •iu*,   imi.'.'.,
Iinideiitiiilly It  limy be Mat-d that:
if inane tally, Uro. Shorman (*•>■ in vr)**'
poor (IrciiniHtaiKeH.     It Ic unite true J .
Ihnt lm bus ti fnrm on the prairie but! X
Hi  I'm* lime  il  it, -nwi   ,i  Iuvini- y,i,i
duclnt! one, bclriK only In tin* developing fringe, nnd lie has n wife nnd s-sven
children, one of whom is totally blind
thnt need support.
Trust Ins thnt you will give this your
enrlloft nnd cnnpldemin Attention We
nro yourn frntcninlly, with bcttt
w Kb •"•I,
W. Powell
President J)|h», 18.
Clem Stubbi
VUmj Vu tildf-nt
A, J, Carter
or cliurnctoristlcK, to become tntiKled
up lu the labor movement Ih to work
al ii—two oliiht hour Hhll'ts lu every
twenty four. Or, ns iho nowspnpor-
mnn linn hii Id of IiIh culling' "It'H a -Hh-
oiiHe.' There npponrfl In hnve been
no euro discovered up to thin time.
And lt Ih well. Wn«o onrnorH who
hnvo besome crentureH of their own
convictions i» whnt makes the lnbor
niovement jloHHlblo. Kvon the canker
of Hiinpiclon nud chnrnctor [ihmihbIiiii*
tion will not down net Ive moniburH of
the lnbor movement. ObHtncloH nre
only to bo nurmonnted. Time nlono
can determine hoiicHty of ptirpmio   or
otherwise and all thnt's to be gained as
a participant, in labor's cause, must be
lu the satisfaction of one's own conscience.--Western WnKo-1'.nrner.
25 to 35 per cent.
"Tommy," snld the fond mother,
"Isn'i It. rathor extrnvngnnt. to ent both
butter nnd jam on yonr braid nt the
snme tlino?"
"No, mn'm; It'H economy," Tommy
nnswercd. "Tho sniiio piece of brond
does for both."
Are You
Connected ?
Are you ready to receive tho power and light
from the now system? Now i3 the time to have
conwetions and wirinp done. Wo can save you
money. Wc have all styles and makes of fixtures
motors and generators.     See us at once.    Tlie
Vou  will   savo by
Coinplulo   .-.tot;]-;   ol
SOO   US   lllil'l»)'(.!   vou
Wintu* goods,
Imv clsowhiTi'.
Irom  iis.
.Cull and
Sweaters, 75c, Wool Sox 3 pair 50c
Pure Wool Underwear, suit $1.75
Flannel Shirts $1.25 each
Vi'Xt to llm lum'-" ('.liuil' ."-I""' •Vl *it ■" Ni'Hl" "i Ih't'-l
I'mtitsmii wn
power will be on soon.
vice cheerfully given.
Estimates and expert ad-
Totnl iihh«'<h of ovor  Uii Hy mil Hon
Depew, Macdonald &, McLean Co.  t
Limited ♦
Electrical Contractors I
*•**- (, > l** **-t-0^<-^w j-bt A 4*4n, ,iMd. „
o   £*
%U Mhlticl £th$&
?1.00 a year in advance. Address all. communications to the "Manager" District Ledger, Fernie B. C.
Rates for advertising on application.
We believe, through careful enquiry, that all the
advertisements in this paper are signed by trustworthy-
persons, and to prove our faith by words, we will make
good to actual subscribers any loss incurred by trusting advertisements that prove to be swindles; but we
do not. attempt to adjust trifling disputes between
subscribers and honorable business _ien. who advertise,
nor pay the debts of honest bankrupts.
This  offer  holds  good   for  one   month  after    the
♦ransaction  causing the-complaint;   that is we must
have notice within that time.     In all cases in writing
to advertisers say "I saw it in The Ledger."
-   "    , •**>
Phone 48;  Residence 9 .   Manager and Editor
Organized labor only has two weapons left—
the label and the^ballot. History proves that ive
have not enough brains to use the ballot. "God
knows" what we will do for tlie label..
There is an amount of suspicion about this
labor convention now being held in Ottawa. It
does not seem to have tlie "right ring about it. 31
seems to be about the size of the half cent that it
lias asked the Dominion government to' coin.—Calgary Albertan,
Labor leaders will sooii be forced to step lively
if they are to" hold their jobs. ' Capital has no
craft autonomy or jurisdiction limits. Labor must
learn this lesson. When craft autonomy is abolished and industrial unionism accepted, labor will
not be opposing itself while fighting the enemy.
The cost of living js U(]\ on\y high, it, is almost
prohibitive. People arc crowded towards J he
'■jumping off" place.
Family lilV'hci-oiii'-s daily more difficult and
Prices already .seemingly at the killing point,
si ill go up. " Commodity prices still continue" an
upward grade,'_7announces llradstreels. although
I lie people know'it without being told! Dunn nnd
, ISradstreet both agree that there has been a„* 40
per cj.'nt. increase in tlie cost of living in the past
eight years.
Flintr, from 'which our daily bread is mado, is
still climbing. .^teak is up to _S and -M) cents a
pound .-according to where and- what you' pick out.
, Mggs. lard, canned goods, sugar, pork: beans and
coffee arc also cliinbing'out of reach. Thirty-five
cent butter is here—with tons of it locked up in
cold storage by the capitalists— a - cold storage
prosperity. Colton and woollen goods are higher
ami still going up. , liven tobacco is caught in the
procession. Wc hear of bountiful crops—where
does thc law of supply and demand como in here—
How mueh longer can patience endure!, How
' much longer will the common people fly around the
alluring capitalist party candle and vote Iheir sanction to theii',own slow murder! It is a serious
thing to liave a capitalist class feeding upon your
very marrow. -  . * -       , ,
' ■■   And,-mind you, those on top are broadly smiling.     The game-suits them.     Read this also from
7The trend is one that has kopt pace with tlio
betterment that, lias occurred iii economic affairs
and the fact is that prosperity is steadily marching
on."'    -
Bo pationt, now. Don't got excited at this
mocking' at vour miserv.*     Kemomboi* that osipi-
*- • ,i
talisni does not like to see you angry and its mouthpieces in pulpit, and press never tire of cautioning
Low   wages nnd high prices   spell    "prosper-
, .ity."
Try to imagine that "betterment in economic
affairs." Imagination is half thc battle. When
Col. Sellars was too poor lo buy fuel he placed a
lighted candle in. the stove and ils ruddy glow
through the mien windows cheered the imagimilion
even though it did not tend to lessen Ihe chill of
his homo.
Bill above all filings keop your temper, and
your p.-ifieuce, and stay in llio capitalist parlies'
in order that you may conlinue to merit the praise
of 1 lu* cnpitiilisl class that is feeding upon yuti!
NOTICE is hereby .given that thirty
(30) days after date I intend to apply
to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works'for a license to prospect for Coal and Petroleum on" the
following described lands situate in
South E. kootenay, British Columbia,
Block, ,4593,. commencing at a post
planted at or near 1 mile east of the
31st mile post of the present C. P. R.
surveyed line and being the south east
corner of A. S. Farquharson's claims;
Thence running west 80 chains;
Thence running north SO chains;
Thence running east SO chains;
Thence running.south SO chains  ,
to a point of commencement, making
640 acres more or less.
Located this lst day of September,
1909.   *..'•.'
J. RAVEN, Witness
The QUALITY of This Tea , Has
"LOOMED   UP"7   Conspicuously
Thence running east 80 chains j
Thence, running south 80 chains
to a point of commencement, making
640 acres more or less.
Located thisi 3rd day of September,
J. RAVEN, Witness '"    ■
The records for the organization show that I'or
the first eight months of this year the United Mine
Workers organization has received per eapil-t tax
on a larger membership than for any samo eight
months in the history of the organization. This
is more evidence of thc United Mine 'Worker*; going to pieces.—Industrial Index.
40c, 50c and 60c per pound
At all -grocers.*   ' '
Located this 2nd day of September,
1909.    •'
J. RAVEN, Witness ,    -
The resolution of the Canadian Federation of
Labor asking the Government lo introduce a new
coin, the value of which shall be one-half cent,
should not be seriously considered. Our system
of'currency is at present the ---implest and most
concise in existence and any attempt to needlessly
complicate it by the addition of half cent coins is
ti move in the wrong direction. In this land we
have survived so far without the .existence of the
smallest unit in the Canadian money market, viz.,
one cent. Doubtless the half-cent idea-originated
in a brain of .about the same size.
'"Should Ilosmor be placed on the main,
line of the O. P. Ii., Fernie would, necessarily be there also. " This is tough.—
Hosmer Times.
, I jet's soo. The Flyer east and-west, makes a
good long slop in this thriving burg. "When it
goes Ihrough Hosmer daily the natives wander up
fo the station and watch, with staring oyes and
wide open mouths, as the best train in tlie Pass
passes through. What's the use of worrying
aboul Ihe train service of -the future. A little
village must be content with train service, of a
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
(30) days after date I intend to apply
to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a license to prospect for Coal and Petroleum on the
following described' lands situato iii
South E. Kootenay, British Columbia,
Block 1393, commencing at a post
planted at or near 3 miles east of 30
mile post of the present C: P. R. surveyed line and being the north east,
corner of Edmond Boisjoli's claim;
Thenco running south 80 chains
Thence running- west SO chains;
Thence running north SO chains;
Thence running east SO chains;
lo a point of commencement, making
640 acros more or loss.
Located this ,2nd day of September,
J. RAVEN, Witness'
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
(30) days after date I intend to apply
to the Hon. Chief   Commissioner0 of
Lands and Works for a license to prospect for Coal and Petroleum on   the
following described lands    situate In
South E. Kootenay; British Columbia,
Block   4593,   commencing . at a post
planted at or near 3 miles east of 30
milo post of the present C. P. R. surveyed lino and being the north west
corner of Nat'Babcock claim;
* Thence running south 80 chains *
Thence running east SO chains;'
Thence running north 80 chains;
Thence running west 80 chains;
to a point of commencement, making
640 acres more or less.
Located' this Snd day of September,
1909. '
J. RAVEN, Witness
The   Frank paper concludes a write-up* of    a
ference to Fernic friends:
s --
"The Frank Paper would especially like _
to *see the' burglar caught' as we are in *
secondary.dread of some of our plant being
carried off to some eity like Fernie where
- untruthful statements and indecent literature may be scattered upon a suffering humanity.     Now comrade*-*], catch this -.foe."
Mr. Frnnk Paper, don't borrow trouble on this
score, ■ In IhejL'irst place were any of your outfit
stolen it would be dropped at. the first bright
light, judging by tho work it produces, and in thc
second place, according to'the Coleman Miner,
which is part of your funny little family ol: twopenny horrors, anything in. the- line of machinery
landing iu the. Ledger office,, is liable to be seized
by the; bailiff. So your guess is wrong all around,
however it helps lo fill up space, and probably
pleases the editor. We recommend those' lines i
as siiiiit% to the editor of this wonderl'iil octopus
that is 'devouring all the papers of the Puss:—
"Pleiised with n rat I h*. and tickled with a straw,"
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
(30) days after date, I intend to apply
to the Hon. Chief   'Commissioner   of
Lands and Works for a license to prospect for Coal and Petroleum on   the
following described  lands    situate  in
South"E. Kootenay, British Columbia,
Block. 4593,. commencing   at a post
planted at, or near' 4 miles east of 27
mile post of the present C. P. R. surveyed line and'being the north west
corner of P. A. Farquharson'claim;
Thence running'east 80 chains;.
Thence running south 80 chains
Thence running west ,80 chains;
 .Thence__i:unning_uorth_*8_> chahisj.	
to a point of commencement! making
040 acres more or less,
Locatod this 3rd day, of September
1909.   ' »'   .'
NAT, BABCOCK, Agent, .
.1. RAVEN, Witness
Letter Box
Tlio editor Is not responsible for the
opinions* of, correspondents:
Kditor Ledger:
Kditor I..*<Ik*t:
IJi'ttr Sir: Tlie alii uiion of Hie l-'ernle Hoard of Trade hns lieen culled iri
the letter of .Messrs. .Mct.'iilluiii nud
Coinpiiny which wiih published In lho
(.'ranbiooli Herald nnd also in I lie l-Vr*
(lie   Free   I'resK,
A couuiilil-'i! ot the hoard IiiivIiik
heefi appointed lo IiivchiIkuIi' Hie mallei' ntul reply to Mi-hhih, McCiilluin i-i
t'oinpany h"H leave io unbuilt llio fob
No oi mi pt   Mr,  Mct'alliuii liiiu-
iiionths ago and will bo finished within
two months lionce, Wn may fairly
argue thai If a building liko this, of
marble, cement and hrlck can he con-
st meted In four mont Iih, the pom office, being so much smaller, .ought io
he coiiHlriKMed In n Rhorler tlmo.
Messrs. .MeCnllum and Company
have mnde ll appear thai the post ofllce hiilhlliiK would ho completed early
In October, hut thoy must, hnvo known,
when thoy made thnt stnli-inotil thai
al ihe rule of progress ll would tnke
mnny months longer lo gel the worlc
finished, ll Is doubtful whether this
building, I lm delay of whicli Iiiih
einiscd so much Inconvenience nnd annoyance to the public, will be complel-
ed before iie.Nl yenr, nil hough If we
amy Indue from tlm progress being
mnde upon oilier hulldliigi* commenced
i|iill.' recently, the post office should
lie finished within n very short time,
The Honrd relii-riiies Ils Kliilemenl
thai proper progress Is nol being made
-i-lf. would icrlmiHlj- mge thai this j,,,,,,,, Hilt, Kiriii'itiie. Tlm bouril feels
bikini had been (•mcinc/| b,v polllIon! j,|inl |f ,|ic ciiiitractorH would speed
Ini'lm-tice. When Mr, McCiilluin mi-11|„. w„i*|; m the p.isi office, ami refriiln
deiiimk to Insinuate thai Hie hoard j ■.,.,„„ mt\,\m HiiiiementH which llioy
Iuul' III View pnlllli-iil object*, li- Hliidj(,„Kl„ 1(, |...„vv „,.,, W|,|,, ,,f )|le furl.
snnieililni! which he must hnvo known | ,,„,] „,,,. ,imv.,, ,„ i,,,^,*,,,,,,, ,|,„v wm]<\
WftH utterly wlthoul foundation In fnel.j-,,,, ,\n\„K ul<.Mt m-i-vleo io the public,
Tin- boiiKl lh not Miiiceilieii Willi Ml', i Thi. public iiIho niilHt repent the liecen-
.McCiillitm or with any individual I'-it ■ slly u,oro |K for obtaining temporary
•|uuih'i'H for Hie 1 run miction*-; of    tin
ii  i,»  i-i;,   iiiinli i uiu i-i in-il   with    th--1
post   oifice   building  nnd   tlm   public j ))()Hl 0ff|(.,, |,i*h11-iI.hh, as Hie building nt
I'lie-iton   which  nrlsi-h iheie.nii.      Al | ,.**,,^.-n |„ „s„ \A „,,| f|i f**,** ,, |,|i,,*,. *m„
lile   Ullie  thai   Die  board  piiMM-il   il-:
holn'lou reuardliiK lliu progress, or!
want of prom ess hi-lng iiiiule upon Hiei
pom office building, H was uliuudntiHy
plain Hint no bonu fide prow ens wuh
heiiiu made thereon. The Itunnl si III
•;.-. i.i tin «*,ibil'iu (li.it Hi**!-' I- -lilly
dallying with tin* building
I lil'lli Hie size of Ferille,
A MKMlll'.ll.
Ml., l-'urnlo. lodge No, *I7 was al. home
io ihe brothers ami Itebokalis Wort ties*
dny ovoning last, tlio occasion   bolng
iu honor of the \lsll of llro, Wallace
Law, (Irand Master of Ui'IHhIi Columbia.     Lodge was oponod up In   duo
I'orm by putting on the Initiatory de-
gree, Severn! cntidldnioH bolng In' nl-
lemlniice,     Al  tlm eonclimlon of the
work I lm (iriind AliiHtor was called on
I'or uu iiddi'osH, nml for nu hour loimh-
ed ou Die inerlls of Hie gre|itoHt  fraternal order of the day, viz,, lho I, O.
O. P.      Ilo spoke highly of the con-
dilIon  of   Ml.  Pernio lodge and  con-
griituhiled Hie hroihei'H on I heir cone
forliible i|itiirters,     Al 11.HO the lodge
room  was cleared to mako room for
Hie bumiiii'i.     (ieorge Million was In
charge ami  tin; menu rofloclnil greiil
cicdlt   mi  the  ever obliging (Ieorge.
A  Hhoi't   llm  of loams  was then put
ou,  the iv spouses    being Hhori    ami
wllty.      Mimical  HelcctloiiH added  to
ihe enjoyment of the evening.     The
coiieliislon   wns  renelied  about   L'    o'clock, '
M't-'i' month'*' nt* wnrh tlm Ullnobi
eoinmlsHlon Hhree labor men on the
commission drafted a    hill of thirty-
tin     sections,    thlrly-tuio of which
were umiunllfledly In favor of lnbor.
Tl,,,   1,111   1 •   **,,ir   *i   l,i,i>   ...,,,1   .il,    1||l
] iioIh llm lu-Hl labor code In tlm coun-
; try, If not in the world.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
(30) days after date I Intend to apply
to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a license lo prospect for Coal and Petroleum on the
following described lands situate In
South E.. Kootenay, British Columbia,
Block 4593, commencing at a post
planted ator near the 28 mile post of
tho present C.'P. R. surveyed lino and
being tho north wost corner of Nat
Balicock claim;
Thence running east 80 chains;
Thonce running south 80 chains
Thence running west SO chains;
.Thonce running north 80.chains;
to a polnt'of commencement, making
CIO acros moro or Iorr.    .
Located this 2nd   day of September
NAT IMnCOCK; Agont,,
J. RAVI-jN, Witness
Fernie Opera House
High Class
ov in g
NOTICI. Is hereby given that thirty
(30) days after dale I intend to apply
to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a license to pros
pect for Coal and Petroleum on the
following described lands situate in
South K. Kootenay, British Columbia,
Block* 4593, commencing at a post
planted at or near I' miles east of 27
mile post of tlie present C. P. R. surveyed line and being the. -?puth east
corner of Nat Babcock claim;
Thence running west 80 chains;
Thence running north 80 chains;
•Business  Blocks,.   Churches
Schools, and heavy work a
specialty" .
Agents for Kdiiionton Pressed Brick
ami   Hand   Point   Common   and
Pross:>d   Hrick.      Estimates   furnished' froc       » 'i
The  Latest
and Best
*    Prices 15c and !J5c.
Fernie-Fort Steele
I Brewing Co,, ttd.
• Beer
Bottled Goods a Specialty f
M. A. Kastner
Fire !  Fire !  Fire !
Tlie anniversary of the great
fire of August 1, 1D0S, is drawing near. Let* us draw your attention to the fact that we represent II financially strong,, old
established and well known
Board' Fire Insurance companies, also agent i'or the
*N   -
Sun   Life    Insurance'
Company of Canada
, Wc have several.snaps in
Business and   Residential
Property, *
indill'erenl parts of thu city
NewOliver Typewriter
• Machine given put on-trial
•  *■ No Charge
Lumbermen and Ranchers
We wish to call your attention to our new and complete stock
of: Heating Stoves, for coal or wood; Horse. Blankets; Camp
Boarding House Utensils; Hardware and Harness;. Carriages and
Wagons and  Farm  Imp'enents.
■ The above lines are all direct from the manufacturers and the*
prices are right.
J. M.  AGNEW & CO.
NOTICK Is hereby given that thirty
(lit)) days after date I Intend to apply
to tho Hon, Chief Commissioner of
LnndH and Worlm I'or n IIcoiiho lo prospect, for Coal nnd Petroleum on tho
following doHcrlbed InndH Hltunto In
South 13. Kootonay, nrlllsh Columbln,
mock ■lii'.Kl, commencing nt a post
plnntod at. or nonr I mlleH eitHt of 27
milo )io«l of lho proHont C, V. II. fiitr*
veyed lino nnd lining Iho HOttlh woBt
corner of |\ A. KnrnnlmrHdii clnlm:
Tlionco riiiiuhiK t.iiHl. 80 clmlnu;
Thonco i-iiiinliiK north 80 chnliiH!
Thenco running woh! 80 cIiiiIiih;
Thenco running houIIi 80 chnliiH
to n point of commencement, mnltlt.K
(110 ncrcH moro or Iohh,
Located lhl« lird day of Heptombor,
1 f'0'1.
.1. IIAVMN, WUhohk „
Owlnij to the iiiifliilnhml stale of Hn1
-.iliool Imlldlni.'. mid dci'inlm? It  more
Wo may jndvihablo to delay Dw opening ii wcdi
On first clasi
butinosR nnd residential  property.
■Iinol  liminl  lin**'  dwblcil  lo n|n*ti ■
Iuul*,   ioiii|i,lt>*   Ui.:  ll.UHU'.*.'.  lh.lt   l"-*: ,
li,-n niiuli* upon Dw poHt nt'l'lc** with  tlw school on  .Monday, Oclnh.-r 1-Mli. j
oth.-r building in the city. It mtiHt ho'Th.* IiIkIi hiIiooI iIIUhIoii will op-n on;
tlmt iliiti- iiIho, nml alliiiiciiillnw: scliiil*
iit-H Hlimild bo then-, iim It I* tieti'UHiiry
loriccdi'd that th,* poxr office Htrtic-
tur** can in no wny complin* with the
Tuii-n-Wooil tiullilfiiK.     The laiti-r '.»»  *o bine  eevont  pupils t«>  mal;*»  Hi"
-.III,   lOllU'.l'*li' "'I
IpmIIHu.; nfpotif  txx-,i\wnr1t ttirecHiftd
Real Estate & Insurance
Croo & Moffatt
NOTICH la hereby rIvoii Ihnl thirty
CM)) ilnya after (Into I Intend to apply
to the Hon. Chief   (.ommlHHlonor   of
,       .    , .,,,,., r- II       '    I ,,   	
»—'-'*>- "         **       >■*  *       »' '
pect for Coal nnd I'etroletim on the
following di-Hcrlbml InmlH ttlttmlo In
South K. Koolenny, HrlllHh Columbln,
Hloclt l."!t;i, comnioiicliiK at ti pout
pliinled nt or near I jiiIIoh onttt of 30
milo pout of the prcHont O, V. II. «nr*
vnyeil Hue, und lieiii^ lho north 'vent
comer nf V. A, I-'iirnuhnrRou clnlm;
Thence running iioutli 80 chnbiH
Thoijro runnlnB etiHt 80 chnlnn;
Thenco runnliiK north 80 chalnn;
Thenco riinnliiR west 80 chains;
to a point of coniniciicenienl, makliift
010 nrros more or lent.
Quality is the first thought here.   The quality of our many lines of Drug Store goods
has created a reputation of value to us.    All
are carefully selected and of the best. Drugs,,
Chemicals,  Toilet Articles,  Rubber Goods, |
Sick Room necessities, and Nursery Supplies \
Mail   Orders   Receive Our  Best Attention
Suddaby's Drug Store
Agent for Victor and Edison Phonographs
Huyler's & Lowney's Chocolates, New Scale Williams' Pianos,
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V    I
The Official Orgran of District  No.  18, U. PI. W.   of, A.
Fernie, B. C,    Oct ober 9th.* 1909
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News From the Camps
From our own Correspondents
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t -it. COAL CREEK $
* . *
Mr. and .Mrs. Thomas Wakelam left
here on Sunday for Coleman, whe,re
Mr. Wakelam is at present working.
An old tinier in'Thomas Connor has
again taken up his residence here.
; Tommy has been around Bankhead a
number of years.
Work Is progressing at a rapid rate
on the new residence for Supt. Heath-
cote, whicli is .being built close to the
Presbyterian church. ,   . '
Douglas .Ashworth, son of Mr. Ashworth, consulting engineer to tlie G.
N. P. Coal Company has been appointed outside foreman for the Coal Company. ■■ ,
The output*.at thc mines here continues to increase, the total i'or tho' last
day'in September being considerably
over 1800 tons.     The mines since, then
''are maintaining this average, and
theor is every prospect of maintaing
this increase. Commencing Thursday
the 7th inst., the company will work
a double shift on the tipple. *' The increase on Xo. 2 side is particularly
gratifying, the output on that side having almost doubled during tlie past
few days.
Quite a number of Coal Creek people journeyed to Fernie on , Sunday,
night to hear Charlie O'Brien.'M. P. P.
and "were delighted with Van way lie
handled his subject viz: "Tlie ideas of
a master class imparled to a slave
class must of necessity bo false.',' We
have heard lots of speakers during
the last year or two but,we have not
heard one who is better than O'Brien.
Th'e Miners bail was packed and Chas.
received an ovation' nt the conclusion
of his address. ' We hope .-to hear
lots of Charlie during the coming election. Unfortunately since the ,olub was
■ burned  down   we  cannot _*_haya_ any
cases, and' while we are not surprised
at Michel's action, as they always had
played tho part of the spoiled child in
this league, ycLwe fail to find any explanation for tlie action of the Belle,-
vue and Coleman representatives and
we don't think the action of these men
would be endorsed.by their respective
clubs.     The writer of, this article has
been Informed that Mr. Sharp, secretary of the league and  air.    Ernest
Barnes offered to bet money that this
would be tho outcome of tlie league
meeting, so that things must liave been
pretty well arranged beforehand.. Why
did'not the association set'a date for
Coleman and Frank's two games", or
foi' .Bellevue's fixture with    Hosmer?
However, the game should bo a good
one.     Tlie Coleman club liave a fine
side at  present,  but  the Creek, will
give them a good run for* tlie points.
It  will  require a ^strong  referee,    lo
handle the game as feeling runs liigh
amongst the players.
"• The * Harvest   Home  services   , announced    in hist week's issue, to    be
held in the Jl]ethodist church" on Sunday.  October) 3rd,  passed  off- , most
successfully.     Rev. D. W. Scott, occupied the pulpit, both morning and evening, and in spite of his recent illness
from which he had-not fully recovered,
preached on  both occasions  with  his
usual  earnestness, able    and  zealous
exhortations.     Iii the morning ' there
was a fair congregation to listen to the
sermon which he preached from, Genesis Slli chapter and 22nd verse:  *—-
While the earth remaineth, seed time
and  harvest   and  cold and  heat,  and
summer and winter, and day and night
shall not cease; combined with I Cor.
Chapt, a and verse!);  For we are laborers, together with God, ye aro God's
husbandry, ye are God's building. On
theso texts he dwelt, for some time,
appealing, to the'people to. stand for
righteousness, . laying special    stress
MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. HO—
Tom'Mann, celebrated for D\i fi.rt lib
took in the leadership of the famous
dock strike in London in 1.SSS. hails
the general strike in SweJo-i as iJio
greatest example of industrial unionism the world has ever seen, in an article appearing In the Socialist of Melbourne. *
The article is entitled "Hurrah for
the Comrades*of Sweden!" and puts
especial stress .on the international
solidarity of labor shown by the struggle, . It was the dock strike in London that brought forth such men as
John Burns, now a labor member In
the English house of commons, and
Ben Tillett, prominent English labor
leader, in addition to Tom    Mann.
Some 150,000 men wore involved in
this  strike.
Is Answered i'n" Sweden
Tom Mann's article in the Socialist
of Melbourne is as follows:
"Many persons-have'been asking
lately, 'What is Industrial Unionism?"
The reply is—there's an exhibition of
it now in Sweden. The 250,000 unionists wlio are showing class consciousness and demonstrating tlieir working-
class solidarity are thereby telling tlie
world of workers to shake themselves
a bit, and get to business and do
tilings. It would be impossible to receive a greater compliment-from the
plutocratic crowd than is'contained in
the cable at the bead of litis column.
(Tlie dispatch referred to tells how
well tlie'strikers maintained order.)
"The men being well organized, and
knowing exactly what they want and
how they intend to get it, saddle themselves with tlio responsibility of preserving   public   order,     knowing   the
Agreement is Drawn  Up
and Signed—Copy
of Regulations
Michel, Oct. 7—(Special to Ledger)
—On Monday October 4th tlie employees of the Crows Nest Pass Coal
Co. at .Michel voted on the proposed
doctor's agreement, between Dr. T. A.
Wilson and" the employees as represented by Michel Local union Xo. 2334
U. M. W. of' A„ and, the following
agreement was ratified liy a majority
of 207 votes. The agreement gives
ample medical and hospital attendance
both for old and new Michel, and reporting of. all accidents so as to do
away willi the difficulty of collecting
compensation for injured members*
from the Coal Co., and the mine work;
ers havq the right to build a hospital
o£ t-heii*. own. It's about time' tlie
miners of Michel owned thoir own
hospital, and then tliey would not have
to depend upon the good will of the
Crow's Xest Pass Coal Company to
take care of tlieir sick and injured.,
and in the long run il would be a
good deal cheaper for them. Dr. T.
A. Wilson is now making ■ arrangements with Dr. 11. S.'MqSorley to take
over his hospital equipment and hospital, so that he can get down to business in a few days.
Following is the agreement:
'.1: For the consideration of $1.50
per month from all employees earning
$2.25 as, a minimum wage and $1.00
per month from all employees earning
less than $2.25 per day, the said T.
A. Wilson shall act, as= physician and
helplessness of the poico and military*i surgeon to all,such employees,    and
Local Union shall be immediately notified.
13. Should any dispute arise as to
the definition of this agreement, the
same shall be referred to the doctors
and the employees committee for adjustment. ,
, 14, *If during the life- of this agreement the employees should build a
hospital of their own they shall lake
over the present hospital at a fail-
value, the same if necessary to be
fixed by arbitration and this agreement shall become null and void.
15. Doctor's committee to meet the
doctors at any time to confer on subjects affecting the medical work.
16. Any clause in this agreement being, violated ihe same shall be null
and void.
.17. There shall be a doctor's office
in New town with office hours of al
least twice a day, and the office hours
shall remain the same in Old Town
and either Dr. T. A. Wilson or his
partner shall reside in New town.'
JS. This agreement to go into effect
upon being passed by a majority vote
of the employees and lo stay in effect*
until September 30 1011, both parties
lo meet, in, conference ninety days
prior to discuss a renewal of same.
Imperial Bank of Canada
i Capital Authorized $10,000,000
*   Capital Paid Up ......$5,000,000     Reserve ... .'. $5,000,000  ,
D. R. WILKIE, President HON. ROBT JAFFRAY, Vice-Pres.
Arrowhead,  Cronbrook,  Fernie, Golden, Kamloops, Michel, Myie, Nelson"
Revelstoke, Vancouver and Victoria,
Interest allowed,011 deposits at current rate from date of deposit.
of Canada
meetings in the Creek., The schoolroom was recently refused for a uinon
meeting so there i*i»iiot much hope of
it being lent for a* Socialist meeting
When Will Cuthro of Hillcrest was
residing in Coal 'Creek he was an un
tiring worker on behalf of the Socialist movement. * Wei were therefore
much surprised on -reading the Hillcrest notes last week, lo find the writer charging him with being negligent
in his duty on behalf of the samo
cause, The movement has none too
many men like Comrade (Juthro, and
we hope he will again got busy and
not give the writ.er of tho. Hillcrest
notes further cause for complaint,
We are informed that the football
season is nol. yet closed, so far as Coal
Creok Is concerned, and that another
league match will be played hero on
.October .1.15th. Coloman bolng the visitors. In connection with this fixture
a peculiar story Is related which doos
not reflect much credit on the method
adopted by tho Crows Neat Football
league In conducting lliolr businoss.
It nppenrs thnt n moot Iim of this body
was held lu Colemnn on September
17, the following clubs being ropro*
soiited viz: oloninn, Frnnk, Bollovuo,
Michel and Conl Creek. Mr, Chappie,
vlce-prosldont of the league, occuplod
the chair, Mr. Slmm, secrelnry, was
also present, The protest granted to
Coal Creek hoiiio llino ago was dlwciif,-
sed. although no formal notice was
given by Mlcliel Ihnt they wished lo
nppenl nguliisl tin; former decision,
Curiously i-nough this mont Ing overturned tho former ilochilnu. * Tills Is
llio more romnrkiible owing tn llm taut
that the prevloiiH mooting wus iiiiiuil*
mouH In Hiislnliilng Conl Crook's pro-
toHt, nnd Ihero cnn be no qnoHllon Unit.
thoHO ropn*n'Mitn!lvo» did not under*
■ siand the ciiho iih Ihey woro nil prosont
nl the gnnie In (llHputo. Wo bollovo
tlio rent-inn given for overturning tho
I'nrmnr (IitIhIoii wiih liml no money
hnd boon deposited with Ihe protoHl.
ThU would lmvo been 11 vnlld renson
for refusing to coiiHldor the protoHl al
the curlier moot lug, but sei'lng thnt no
Hiieh objection wus rulHcd then nud
tlmt the liMtgiio iiH'ctlim hud (OiiHldi-r-
ed tlin prnW'Ht, niul nclnnlly nrrlved nl
11 (Incision, thou we think Unit this hit*
1 or moot lug Iuul 110 right to r.'-npcu the
mmtnr. Tin- Conl Creek repronoiitn-
,llvi.*H cited n provloim ciiho whom 11
pioiont Iiiiiii Uu" .Miciiel i-liiif iniu iii'i-ii
i wil*-u'.J,.i, ,i  lll„l':.il:il.i'ili',1, illD.i/'lnl.  l.a
deposit Iuul lici'ompiiiili'il the protcid,
but thi* wim nol considered iih the
cluilrniiiii Hinted tlmt they were going
to abide by thc ruli-n,     The next queH-
1 Mill   1 iilin-Kkv.tffi   '.1 in'-   ■'<   li-v.k,,   7'   ■<'■»'«!
Creek for two polntn owing to the
Coli.-mnn club railing to fulfill their
fixture on Augtmi 14tli. Now the niln
on thin point Ih clenr, viz " Thnt any
club falling to fulfill their fixtures
sliftll fnrroll tlm point*." Hut tlio
rlinlniKin'H notion wuh nliogethi-r different tlita time nml lu* did nol wnnt
anything to do with tin- nilc*-*, mid ho
tho Conl Creek clnlm wiih downed and
a dato set on October lii tor this wuiic
We mlgta mention thnt Mr. Turnbull
of Frank 8upjvt-»1o..l Coal Creek In both
"upon 'tlwTliome aiul^tlie" way "iirwhTch
parents.should endeavor to train their
children' in order that they might become good citizens as well as laborers
in tho cause of Christianity. At the-
evening service the church . was full
from the altar steps lo the door. This
lime he preached from Galalians Gth
chapter and 7th verse. "Be not deceived, God is not mocked, for whatsoever
a man soweth, that shall he also reap,'
This sermon was preached with even
more vigor and earnestness than the
other, and it. was plainly noticeable
that a deep impression was made upon
the hearts and minds of his hearers
by pointing out in the plainest, terms
tho terrihlo harvest that must Inevitably follow a life of "sin nnd worldly
On Monday evening a very enjoyable
hour was Hpont' at the harvest home
social. All the fruit, vegetables grain
and othor good things, gut bored from
friends In dlfforont parts of 13. C, nnd
Alborta with which the littlo church
wns so bountifully und artistically decorated on Sabbath, woro auctioned off
by Mr Hruce of Ferillu, After all of
lliees things lyul been disposed of to
good ndvnntngo lho door lending from
Ihe minister's npnrtments suddenly opened nnd nt tho sight, n benm of joy
und satIhI'uoIIon oyorsprend lho t'neoh
of nil proHonf. II Is noodles to sny
that this change was ciinsod by beholding Ihe good things thnt. the kind
ladles hnd provided to replenish tho
Inner mnn, After nil present hnd done
nmplo justice lo fho cnKe, sandwiches
und,pio, they ropnlrod lu good humor
to tliolr Hovornl Iioihon, Thono Inlhr*
OHtotl'ln tho church work tnko thin
opportunity of thanking both Mr llrtico
for his kind uhh|hImice "nud ull tlio
lmlloH who ho willingly provided tlio
good ihlngH to onl,
toudo this;  for be it understood,   the
militia and police arc helpless in this
their families and =.\vlll prescribe and
furnish medicines and to pcrform,.sucli
matter, and^lTe_<TutlToTitles-rCwiUiOTn^in^ical~vvorR-"ss^ivoiTnnme-to
power) know this to be so. ! may be rcciuired.
Remarkable Progress Made. ., 'i: I will for the aforesaid consider-
,"1 have had the satisfaction of shar* ' j ation furnish ami equip and maintain
ing in the. organization work for the .ample hospital accommodation; the
unions in Sweden and know them well.; same to meet the requirements of the
At that time (eleven years ago) thej whole of the employees.and tlieir fam-
man who Is right at the head of the j ilies employed In the* Michel coll-
Lihdley M, P., acted as'interpreter' fori iery.7* _
me, and the incidents of the campaign; 3. There shall be associated with
are vividly before, me as I reflect with j the said . A. Wilson as a' partner a
admiration upon the remarkable pro i duly    pualifiod    male physician    and
RAINY ItlVHR. Oct.-ij—A sensation
has been created here by the sudden
dlsapeparance of Engineer Pushie and
Brakeman Smith of tlie extra freight
232 whicli .collided with No. 97 Saturday night, killing two men. Pushie
and Smith cannot be found and it is
believed ■• that tlioy left the country
immediately after the wreck.'
After an hour and a half's deliberation' this afternoon the jury returned
a verdict that Thomas Woodcock and
Louis,'Lockhoart, brakeman of train
!I7 in a head on collision near Banning
on Saturday evening last came to
their death through tlie negligence and
disobedience of orders on the part bf
the entire train crew of No. 232 except
fireman Sanderson.
. At the inquesi before coroner Mc-
Ci'immon whicli lusted from noon till
nine p.m. witnesses were examined including Conductor Murdoch. Brakeman
McDonald and Fireman Sanderson of
train !)7, whose fireman andhead end
Head Office:
'      FRANK
An accident happened on Frldny llio
iHt nt !* p.m. In Hie Frnnk mlno to
.lolin KwiihI-, IiIh Injuries being of Hiieh
11 mi'I'Ioiiii iiiiiure Ihul lie died on Hnturdny evening from tliem. From Information to Imml It iippeitiH Hint lu.
wiih lu llio net of uncoupling 11 car off
11 trip when be wiih iiccldeutnlly cnuglil
between 11 cliiiln nnd tlie enr. The
ftiiKirnl took plnco ul lllnirrnorc conn**
tr-vv n\\   -11iMii1.il' *it  "''11   n'lilfli  wna nt.
ii'iidnd hy tlin membi'i-H of the t*. M,
W, of A„ the mines being Idle on thnt
A fire broke out 011 the IiIIIhIiIc
near lho truck going to Lille, which
**;l.*l;l    X.ny  •       *.•*•    -1    -I'M .•!,,'!.,    .*,..,lilt 4
liadj ll not been fnr the prompt attention of tlm inniiiigcim.nt of Uu* Finn!,
mlno, who soon Imd n number of men
on the job armed with the iiocoHH.-iry
tools. The fire wiih hooii i-xIIiikiiIkIi*
ed. *
J, \\*. IJciiuelt of tin- I <!. 8. wan
nroiiiiil here In*! week end. iiiiiI from
nn Interview he Klnteil tlmt ho wnn expecting to be In Crnnbrook for a Saturday ..-veiling for a week end'H Khoot*
Inn. \VV Hhould he pleased to hear
If bo thnt anything.
gross they have made in that northern
portion of Europe.
"Tho Swedes and Danes more than j
any other, have proved their capacity
to organize, and uso their organization
as.a united body on clnss linos more
than any othors.
"Our French comrades have done
much and many of their fights have
been glorious in lliolr brilliant daring
and object; but for woll planned and
well sustained struggles the northorn
comrades nro tho pnee settors. And,*
oh, whnt ,1111 oxnmplo lt Is to us In
Australia, and' oqunlly to Dritnln and
"Environment counts for much, and
the philosophic may be disposed to
find ronsotiR sufficient ns-lo why we
nre so terribly slow to organize ns n
cIuhh, but nssuredly thoro Is 110 hopej
I'or un until we do so organize, '
Spirit Needed in Australia |
"If.wo lind the cnpiiclty of tlio Swe- j
dish unionists wc Hhould not hnve the
pitiful exhibition we now hnve In .Mel*
bourne re mini men nnd gas workers.
Wo should not find -10,000 unlonlHtH do*
(-luring their confidence in cnpltnllst
wugoH bourds, TIioho Swedes were
iiwurdod conditions tliut mciinl 110
progrosH—when "Down IooIh till uloim
the lino' wiih the order, und this wiih
rondlly compiled with. Never mind
wlml the occiihIoii wiih; There Ih Hid
"Do you know now whnt Industrial
unionism moans? Once ngnln, then. It
Ih orgniilziilloii on hiicIi linen Hint every union iigreeH to the objecth   ami j o
inntbodH, nud ull net iik oue for fight- i ut 01m
Ing piirpOHcfl rel'tiHlng lo ho tied up by,    12,   '
TORONTO , 8 King Street West
Original charter, 1854.
Six Offices in City of Toronto.
Twenty-five   Branches in  Ont-
ario and the West.
Agents in every  banking town
in Canada.
British and Foreign Correspondents throughout the World.
General Banking Business Transacted.
James Mason W. p.B. Manson
General Manager Manager,    Fernie*
surgeon of B. C. and as many assistants as  may  be  required.
"4. There shall be empioyed all white
help around the hospital.
57 No fee shall be deducted from
any "employee of the,^Crow's * Nest
Pass Coal Company who has not worked more than seven shifts In one
month, Should any sickness or acid-
dent occur during that time the doctor
shall attend to same,
(i.. The regular medical foo which is
In clauHo ono ol" this- agrocmunt shall
bo deducted from the employooK of the
Crow's Nest Push Coal company
through tho Coal compnny and paid
ovor to the snld doctor,
7. Maternity cases shall be charged
to employees $."i, pnynblo through lho
S, A regular prol'esslQjinl charge lo
bo mndo for all venernl discuses.
fl, Should I desire to sever my connections r shnll give the omployees DO
dnyH notice nnd they Hhnll give me
the sume.
10. Should either of the doctoiH
iloslro lonvo of ubscm-e the sume shnll
bo granled to the extent of ono month
In the yenr, nnd (here shall be employed during the llliHolico of- either one
of thom ,11 duly iiunllfied modioli practitioner of 11. ('„ the same to be approved ot Ity the employeeH committee,
11, All uecldi'iii occurring to nm-
I ployces Hhnll be luinieillaiely reported
Ito the Secretary of Michel local mi Ion
'011 forms provided lor thai purpose,
J mul In I'lisc of 11 ileuili the Hccroinry
Michel local union shnll be notll'teil
brakeman were killed. The evidence
showed-that-extra 232 took thc side
track at La Seine, where the crew, had
orders to meet. 07, and several extras.
The entire train crew had been on duty
about 2G hours, and Conductor Mur-
dock, thinking' his train would remain
I here several hours, went lo sleep. The
orders wore changed to the effect
that 2112 was to meet the extras ' at
Banning, the orders for !)7 remaining
as before. Rem* end Brakeman McDonald signed tlie ordors for his conductor but. did not rouse him to notify
Tlio order was delivered to engineer
Pushie by tho operator, who, not
knowing of the order to meet-No. 07
at La Seine, opened the switch and
gave Pushie the signal to go ahead,
which ho did in violation of his meet
order with train 97. The train had
rim about, seven and a half miles toward Banning when it came Into collision with 07. After the wreck- Engineer PuhIiIo and Brukeinnn Smith
of oxl ni T,\'l disappeared from town,
nnd could not bo secured, to give evidence nl the inquest. It Ih reported
that they have fled across the river lo
the United Stntes, I'higlncor 10. K,
ILaiiHPr of 07 is at present lu the hospital In Winnipeg as a resiili of ilulu juries received lu the wreck. The
verdict has norecoinniendatlons as to
tlio punishment of I hi), purlieu responsible for thu. uccldimt, but recommend
thnt some net Ion bo tuken to secure
obedience lo rules of the railway companies in the liiip.dlliig of the t ni In orders,   .
To purchase just the goods you want now at considerably - Icbs
than the regular prices. We have odds and ends In the following lines which we want to clear out before the season lo entirely over. On some Items the price Is cut in half, while on
others thc reduction'Is smaller, but every line offered represents
exceptional value.
The  Doctors shall  furnish  ull
agreements which lorbld action with'
comradoH In other nn-iipiiilniiM.
"II Ih n muiter of Indifference how i
mnny unions then1 may he In exlHt-l
fuice If nil agree to net together, niul I
doternillie lo fight en iiimhhi>, liy tliem*]
menus the whole nrinlcs mul  navies \
. ,i iii i ,    (i    	
Mi-»l<*s Power Supreme
"Neither czars mir kiibieiH, Ulugn uori
prr-HldontH, iiuincnitH or oligarchs cnn I
cope with the power of organized nc-]
ll.,,.     ,>r    tl,,.     icr.,.1-,   , .<       *,,!     Ill,,    1,1-jIu     flf '
cIuhh '.'olldmlty.'
putlcii's with n weekly h|cI; or aecldeni
report nud none uliiill be fiirulHlieit
only when iiiieiidintt sunn*. Hhould u
pnllent be neglecting Ills liiHlructloiH
from the doctors which iiliouhl ennse
li longer hIcIiiichh the secrolnry of tin*
Furnituro Moving ft Specialty
Leave (tillers with W,   Keay
Most of these lines are sampled in our  windows
Come in and let us quote you.
this     week.
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The Now .lerney l-Vderntloit of La-*
lior hnH eiuloiHi'd wnitinn'H Huffi°ai;<i,j
and wilt Head a mi'iuorlal to conKreHHi
HlRimd by 100.000 pptltlnnliiK to thnt I
ond. j
At n conference In Melbourne of rep-j
if'KentnthoH of the It on WorkciH* Afl-
MMiintK AsKoclntion of Sydney, Melbourne, lliisbiuie am] South Austiulbi,
It wat. r*f«flh oil tn form a federation.
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A. W.  Blcasdoll    Phono 18 PAGE SIX
Prairie Fires  in Every Direction and
Efforts to Check it Futile-
Farmers Lose Millions
EDMONTON, Oct. 5.—From far and
near throughout the country lying
north, west and east of here, come
stories of forest fires which are said
to be ■ ravaging miles and miles of
valuable timber, renderiiy; homesteaders homeless and destroying thousands of dollars worth of grain, hay
and other fodder.
Tonight the shy to the westward and
northward of the city is lurid with the
reflection from these fires and tlie air
is dense with smoke. The destruction
is not by any means confined to what
might lie (.ailed the hip timber, but
vast, stretches of brush'Youiitry are being swept.- The lobs incurred by the
actual destruction of the brush is not
serious tut great numbers of farmers
living in such sections are being burn-
od out of their homes* and are forced
to flee for safely.
Trappers, hunters and others returning from "the north report that
there are great broad sweeps of fire
racing across the wooded country, in
many sections destioying everything
in their path.
Norman Luxtou of Banff who made
ii remarkable trip down the Athabasca'
from near the Yellowhead Pass to Fori
Assinaboine iu a canoe, ' and arrived
here yesterday reported that for miles
he passed through smoke so dense
that he could* hardly see- three feet
before him. At other places'.he said
tlie dense forests of splendid timber
which bordered tlie river were all on
fire. ..
He attributed theso fires to the
burning out of the Grand Trunk and
Canadian Northern rights of, way. The
timber was all so dry, he said, that
once a fire started it was almost im
possible to prevent its spreading.
Others who have returned from the
.McLeod and Pembina river districts
also report that great fires are raging
there and destroying miles and miles
of the most valuable timber on this
side' of the Hockies. ,
Many tragic' tales of lonely home-
• steaders having'to put'up heroic fights
with the fire in order to save their
homes and families are reaching the
city from many sources. During the
past few ..days   there    have been no
fatalities* reported.
The fires seem to be spreading on
either* side of the Grand Trunk right
of way wherever ihe country.*is wooded.
-Hundreds of dollars worth of hay
and other fodder standing in the stack
roady for winter uso havo been swept
away by the fierce fires which have
spread with terrible swiftness over the
country. That the farmers will encounter great difficulty in bringing
tlieir stock through'the winter is now
realized on every hand. ' Not only
have many of them lost their entire
store of fodder but the fires have licked up what pasture there "was on the
open prairie and in this way the settler has suffered a double loss.
The heaviest loss has been in the
districts between Uaysland on the'
Wetaskiwin branch of the C.P.R. and
Vegreville on ihe Canadian Northern.
In this area alone il is estimated that
at least 10 townships have been wiped
out by fires which have destroyed hay
stacks and outbuildings' tlie nine of
which would total in lho thousands
were it possible for anything like a
definite estimate to be made of tho
loss.    '* -     .  '
Heavy loss has also been sustained
in tlie districts around Athabasca Landing' and farther south In* the province around Stottler.
As far as (he .Mounted Police, have
discovered however, 'there-ha* be*',i
little loss of life in any of tin. big
fires although many homes have been
threatened and it lias taken the combined, strength of many communities
lo ward off the* conflagrations. Tlie
fires are not confined to the wooded
country, but arc also * sweeping the
prairie lands and destroying miles of
a few of them did burn the' fence would
Fred ' Tonilinson of Calgary was out
to Priddis yesterday, -and on his return reported that a prairie fire was
raging in that, vicinity and unless the
wind changed the' village would -be
threatened. './.,*
The ranchers for miles around have
gathered'and are fighting it, but were
almost exhausted by the heat and the
smoke. An attempt was made to notify the Mounted Police but the lines
were found to be out, of order and Mr.
Tonilinson, b. ought the word to them
on his return.
^TETTLER; Oct. 3—The disastrous
prairie fire of last week, in' which
Mrs. Glover"and two children lost their
lives, has burned itself out without doing much further damage. The wind
was so strong that, the fire reached the
house without being noticed and cut
off all means of escape for the unfortunate woman and children,
A number'of horses.and cattle in
the range'of the,fire, were destroyed,
and dead coyotes were found on the
prairie next day.
The firo only burned over a limited
extent of country.
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James Stevens, tho, celebrated baritone who appears with the San Francisco Opera Company at. the Fernie Opera
house on Wednesday October I'l is ail
artist, io his finger* tips. For six seasons 'lhe backbone of ..the Henry W.
Savage English Grand Opera Company,
Mrv Stevens was also the principal baritone of that noted company of managers, Boston and Chicago Comic Opera Companies. Mr. Stevens remarkable versatalily, he playing equally
well, Bronson in, "The Belle of New
York,' or the Count Di Lima in ''111
Trovatore" lias kept him constantly
employed the past ten years.' In addition to the engagements witli -Mr.
Savage, the baritone was the Escamil-
lo, the Toreador. in "Carmen" during
fences and other, property which it is i the starring-of Rose Cecelia Shay. The
almost impossible to fire guard. - j Stevens Grand Opera trio was one of
Fire Swept Over Buffalo Park | vaudeville's highest salaried turns, Mr.
John Breckenridge returned yester- - Stevens was also most successful as
day afternoon from a visit to the Buf- J Sergeant Bob Trivett in "Love's Lot'
falo park. In speaking of the fire, |levy" dividing the vocal honors with
which burned over, part  of the,,park, Schuman Heink, the great   contralto.
Mr. Stevens recently closed with   the
Mr. Breckenridge said that it started
somewhere noar the railway and got
over the ffire guards which'surround
tlie' property.
The wind was blowing at th'e rate of
about forty miles an hour and nothing
could stay the'progress of the flames:
It jumped the Battle river and the
Ribstone creek and swept over a large
extent of, country. ■   '
The cross fire guards however, prevented it from spreading to the northern part of the park, where the buf-
falo _ar£__£at,hered *.- at --present.     Mr.
Princess Theatre Company in San
Francisco, Cal., and was immediately
engaged by Frank W. Healy, manager
of the San Francisco Opera Company,
as a featured member. His engagement is for three months only as he
is under contract to appear in a New
York production. The songs interpolated by Mr. Stevens in the pieces
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%  ^UflCLay   OCftOOl   Questions
•nr   On the Lesson by the Rev. Dr. Linscott for the International.
Newspaper Bible Study. Olub.
October 10th 1909
'-)//, after J2.000
Two thous-
' and years ago
the usual method of healing skin
injuries and diseases was
to apply certain essences and juices obtained direct from various healing herbs
and roots, The gladiators of ancient
Rome and the athletes of Greece adopted this means of healing their injuries,
"and with wonderful effect. A (jladlator
would emerge from the ring having sustained tenible cuts und bruises, yet on
the application of his favourite herbal
balm, within a few days he would again
be ready for combat.
As centuries  rolled   by,   the   secret
of making these herbal extracts whs lost,
and ointments and salves made up of
•nimal fats took the place of the pure
, herbal balm.
Zam-Buk, the great balm which during the past few years hns revolutionized the system of skin-healing, was
produced by returning to the idea of the
ancients, that man'n best medicaments
must be found in herbal extracts.
lu the investigation which followed,
the necessity was seen (or entirely ex
cludrng the rancid fats and coarse
minerals from which most modern ointments are com-vunded, and sticking
closely to nature.
Scientific inquiry eventually centred
round the peculiar properties of certain
vegetable saps mid juices. These extracts from rare herbs had, it was found,
a curious power that enabled them when
spread on the broken skin, to knit the
idges of ilssueii together—in short, the
power of healing injuries in a marvellously natural way, and of annihilating
any germs of discane harboured by
wound or pore.
The choice of the right herbal Juices
mid their refinement comprised the next
step, after which came the more difficult
l>rohli-m of finding out just the-exact
proportion ol the different ingredients
whicli would give the best heahrigretuilIB,
burly disappointment-ind costly exper"
Careful tests established the exceptional value of the new balm, its constant, reliability, and its unvarying
success even in certain obstinate cases
of eczema, and ulceration.
From the first Zam-Buk has born out
in practice, what its discoverers expected
of it from a practical standpoint. In
four continents it has now become tbe
favourite household balm, Cheap substitutes made up to look like Zam-B* k,
and sold at so-called " cheap " rates, are
constantly being produced, bin ihe
careful housewife, the mother, bearing
ihe responsibility and the welfare of her
ailing children, or the bread-winner, who
once wastes money on them never i (-peats
the experiment. Ti ere is no " cheapness " in nature, If one wants hei ne.i-
bure her price must be, paid, and now
people don't waste money on "y.h<:»p"
Zam-Buk, so pure yet so powerful, *s
good for young and old. The delicate
skin of babes benefit from its aprllcntion
and it is widely used by nursing mothers
for the rushes ond chnlings of very young
children. Men of experience and of
great attainments In varied walks of life
have tested It, and Rpeak of lt in tbe
highest terms.
Dr. Andrew WIlRon, whose name as
a scientist Is familiar all the world over,
in one of Ins recent medical woiks
i" Homely Tolks on 'First Aid "*i nays :
■'* Wherever n box of Zam-Buk Is handy
the preparation may be relied upon as
an antiseptic dressing which requires no
preparation and has the particular ail-
v.mwigc of pdtsetjsing unique h-jaling
Mr. Frank Scudnmore, the ureal war
'correspondent nays: "ZanvHuk cured
mc of blood-poisoning, which caused
••evcrc ulcers. It Is u splendid healer,
aiiJ I hoi.e Ith merlis will become even
more widely known."
Mr. K. V. Feiry, Juutlie of thc Peace,
ol Goldfirlds, U.C., *...■>■»: "Zam-Duk
currd me of u skin rnsh of five years' duration, which no dor t. r had b«*en able to
Breckenridge left -ITardisty yesterday
morning  and   heard   nothing   of  .the
fence having been burned or of the
buffaloes having stampeded,  and    if
anything like that Iuul happened   he
would probably have heard of it.   Ho,^ of t])e Amorlc£m Fojera(io!1 of u.
does not think that the posts of llie)j01. of ,he (,al]    „ew .
fence would burn as they were green,' ^^ whQ hea]1 RS mHch Rhm lhfl
when puUn.othe ground and even If j..Unfnll. Lisl„ (lm,ing lhe80 (]ays m,iy
_L'be anxious to know what names of
firms the-A.' R of L. "Unfair,List" contains.
Under these circumstances It bo-
comes the duty of tho labor'press to
keep its readers properly informed,
What 'are* papers-published for if not
for the purpose, of giving correct Information?.
Cigars: Carl. Upninn of .Now York
City; Kerbs,' Wortholm & Schlffer'of
New York City, manufacturers of lho
Henry George and Tom .Mooro cigars.
Flour:' 'Washburn-Crosby Milling Oo
■Minneapolis, Minn,; Valley City Milling Co,, Grand  Rapids,  .Mich,   .-
Whisky: Finch Distilling Co., Pittsburg Pn.
Clothing:' N. Sncllcnbcrg &. Co., of
Philadelphia Pn,'; Clothiers Exchange,
Roches!or N.Y.; lb Kuppciihotmor &
Co,, Chicago.
Corsets:   Chlcngo 'Corset  Co,, man*
ufactiirers  Knbo  and   La  Marguerite
j Corsets,
j( Gloves: ,1, II. Cownle filovo Co,, Des
| Moines, In,; California Glovo Co., Nil-
jim, Cal.1'
j    Huts: ,1. 13. Stotsoii Co,, Plillndclplila
! Ph.. 10. .M, Knox Co., Brooklyn N, Y„
|Henry II, Roolof & Co., Plilltidolplilii.
Shirts and Collars; United Shirt &
Collar Co., Troy, N. Y.: Van JCtiudl,
.IneobH nud Co., Troy, Cluelt, Peabody
und Compnny, Troy, N.Y.; -lames R.
Kaiser of New York City.
The nutterlck Pattern Company of
New York.
Cement: Portland Peninsular Cum-
out Co,, Jackson, Mich.; Utlctt Hydraulic Cciiiciit  nud Mfg. Co,, I'tlcit,   111*
rttoven: WroiiKht Iron limine Co,, Ht,
I.OUIH. .Mo., Fulled Stiili'S llr'it.r Co,
iMiolt, Midi,, (iuiiii'V Foundry Co,, ui
Toronto -tint.; Home Stove WorkH, of
liiilliiiiupolls, Ind.; Ilittk Wove* and
lliinw Coinpiiny, At, Louis.
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oPaul a Prisoner.—The Plot.     Acts
22:c30 to--" 23:35.
Golden Text: I will say of the Lord
He is my refuge and my fortress; my
God, in'Him will I trsut. Ps'. 91:2.
Verse SO—Which showed the fairer
spirit toward Paul, the Roman .chief
Captain.or the Jews?
If you had'to be tried ori a questsion
of religious' doctrine basing your* decision on history,* which court] would
you select, "a committee,, of. secular
judges or a committee, of professional
priests?     ■      -
opening statement, which caused the
high priest to have him slapped on the
' When i Christians these, (Jays profess
to live all-the time, well pleasing to
God, is it a popular testimony with
average Christian people?
Why did the high priest object to
Paul's profession of having "lived in
all good conscience before God"?
Js it possible and is it. the duly of
every "Christian to live all the time,
"with a good conscience before
Verses 3-.1: When.either pope, bishop,, priest or parson acts like a demagogue, why should ho not receive
thetreatnuMit which .should be duo lo
a demagogue?
Should the fact, that n bad man is
on thc bench, ornt the bar or in the
pulpit, secure for blm thc respect, of
good men, for.the sake of! the (-fflce
or of "the cloth"?
Verses ,0 10; When Paul saw the
spirit, of this* Jewish .council did* he
probably change tlio siylo of. hi'}
address fo them and If lu did so, why
would ho?
When a jury Is packed or p'-ejudlccd
against the prisoner and there is no
hopo for1* ncfiuitlnl, •.vim- Is th*.*- ncxl
best thing for the prisoner 'o aim
Paul's defence wns dourly the truth
but was lt tho wholo truth?
Is It nlwnys wlso or right to toll the
wholo truth? (
What  was Pnul'-s renl crime from
tho standpoint of lho Jewish council?
What,  was  tho  difference botv.icii
tho  belief of the  PIumIseos and  the
SndducooH iih to Immorality?
What good retiHon Is thore fo,' tlin
belief tlmt tho Roul will llvo aflci'
■Wlml* did PiihI'h tactics result In,
IiohIiIoh dividing up tho enemy?
Ih It nlwnj'H or HometlmcH trim Hint
"when rogues full out honest num get
their diifs," and how did ll work out
In thlH en ho?
Verso 11,-Docs God gen,':ally time
lliu \lsltH to uh when w-  need Mini
In whnt gulHO or shape did tlm Lord
appear to Paul and hmv did he speak
lo him?
Tliero Ih iio way to tnke Hie mine
t-ulniiH out of llio New Ti'sliim.ut,
wtilioin destroying It. now ln view of
tliut fact, why did not God rescue
I'uul lu thb' liiHiaiu'i', us In* did from
'thu'prison ut  Phlllppl?
Can  you  iiaco any  rule  liy which
1,0(1   -.-kill*,  f.,,1*.*. i iU'W  III   lli-nlll iliillri   S<\t
Ti'siiimi'iii niliack'H?
Verses 12*11—What was the plot
which wns formed to bring n)>.*Mi
Patil's dentil?
Tl* ii noc<i11i1f> thnt ihc'ie fnrlv men
wiiii Midi a mtu'ilcioiiK intent, conl I
think that tlioy were doing Gfid'i
VeiH'-s Kl-21—How wns this mui'il'>i''
out plot frustrated?
How can you trace God's hand   in
and   were' his   best interests   bein?-
served  just  the  same  as  if he had
been at liberty?
Lesson for
Sunday, Oct. 17th,
Paul a Prisoner.—Before - F -^1 i «r
41. *       -
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OCTOBER 17 1909
Paul a Prisoner before Felix.   Act's
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thin natural deliverance, as clear!/ as
if it had been .done miraculous*//
(This question must be an*wer«d In
writing by member* of the club.)
Verses _.V:'.i»—\Vhiit fault cnn **o t
find, tir xx bnt can you condemn i'i
the actions of thl« Claudius Lynuu
from start to finish?
W-rw-fi SJ-r..",—W«» Paul lw.\ at.
much   under   tli" Invlnu enro ot (JiiJ
24. *   ','
Golden Text—Herein do I always
exercise myself,,to have-a conscience
void of offence toward God and toward
men. Acts 2*1:1G.
Verses 1-2—'When a high "pries.___L
a distinguished preacher, has fallen
away and espouses a bad cause, how
should ho be estimated?
This man Teriullus was niuch in the
position of a modern lawyer, can you
concejve it probable or possible that
he-could be a*consist ent Christian and
yet hold a brief against Paul?
If a rich .unscrupulous man has a
law suit against a well known* good
man,. why should a Christian lawyer
not. accept the case for the prosecution?' t ■ "
Will an honest lawyer, or an advocate of any causo use false evidence
to gain,or advance his cause?
What 'accusations did they bring
against Paul, and what part of the
evidence presented to-Felix, by Ter-
tullus, was true and* what part was
untrue?    *  •
Apart from the morality of lying,
what, good or ovll- does a lie accomplish for tho Unr or his ciuiso?
Verses 10-21~Does a good cause ovor need false evidence to strengthen
Its position and if not, why not?
Rend ' Paul's defence critically and
see If you can find any false statements, and If so, say what you llilnlt
they aro.
Contrast the complimenth paid lo
tho governor hy Tertitllus and Paul,
nnd state wherein Pun! excels both In
truth nnd In skill,
Wlml points did Paul urgo In his
defence to tho uccusnllons agtiliist
What so called heresy did Ptiul nil-
nil t of?
What Is toilny "heresy" nnd what Is
What Ih Implied In "having a non*
science void of offence toward God,
mid towned men" nnd how cnn such a
condition bo brought about?
How does Paul Hhow In his dofonco
tliut tho heresy thoy ucctisu lilm of,
lu tlm .lewlsli doctrine which thoy
hnvo foi'Hiilfon?
Verses 'ja*2:i—-Who wits LyslttH, tho
chief ciiptnln tlmt Felix wunted to
oxiimliin and whnt pnrt had ho Hilton
In this mailer?
Voi'1-.oh 'Jl-'jr,-- Why did Felix hpiuI
for I'uul.
Is ll probiible ihul Felix wiih sincerely Invent!(.;ntIng the Clirlsllnn religion?
Apart from   tho person of   Christ
I,        11      i * , , i * . * ,  **».   *
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What Ih ChrlHt himself (lie embodiment or lu his personnl cluirncter?
11*1    .    I     .--.     I f     ll-    ,..,....1,1,      ,y]   ...     11;. ..I
urged upon him righteousness ami the
judgment to cojiii.'?
Would IVHx likely lmvo become n
Christ Inn If he could have kept on in
his Hin?
Voihos 2fi-27-~What pun docs money
generally play lu preventing successful adults from becoming ('brief-
When it mnn trembles on account
of li!a #liii>, does thai n«>(cf<s,iii]y add
RiiythtiiR to Ills rrcdlt?
What wor a bescttim*; sin of   Felix
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-" Because Labor does not get all it
produces it is unable to buy all it.
produces.-. *• because it is unable to
. buy. all it produces, it is' necessary
that the mills of production close at
intervals, in order.that those, who by
virtue of getting more than they produce, are able to consume the surplus.
In the meantime the workers starve.
These periods" of destruction are called panics and belong, to the system at
regular periods. The faster workers
produce the more frequent the pauics
must come. At present they are due'
about every * eight years.—Appeal' to
Reason.   *
The enemy who comes to us with
open visor we face .with a smile; to
"set ,0m' foot upon his neck is mere
play for us. The stupidly brutal acts
of violence of police, politicians, the'
-outrages of anti-socialist' laws, the
anti-revolution laws, penitentiary bills
*•—- these only arouse feelings of pitying
.contempt; the enemy, however!* that
reaches out the hand to us for political
alliance, and intrudes himself upon
us as a friend and brother—him and
lilm alono have we to fear.—Wilhelm
Liebknecht in No Compromise.
Author of'The Prisoner of Zenda
Copyright, wo.. .Anthony Hope Hawkim
They left It In the barn, cursing blm
for, the trap he had: led them into.
Later in the day the panic stricken
lock keeper stole out from the cellar
-where he bad hidden himself and
found it in the barn. He and his wife
lifted it with cursings,,bore it to the
river.and flung it in. It was carried
over the weir and floated down to
Slavna. They fished it out with a boat-
hook just opposite Suleiman's tower.
The hint to Captain Sterkoff was a
broad one. He reported a vacancy In
tbe command and sent the keys of the
fort to General Stenovics. It was Sunday morning.
"The colonel hus got back just when
he said he would.  But where arc the
bakers' International 'Union, with a
membership of 2100 In 1S9S, now has
a total of 16,200 members.
*, ■
» * • -
James Farley the noted strike breaker, intends to retire and devote his
time to horse races. "
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* It was noon before all their work was
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guns?" asked General Stenovics of
Captain Markart. The captain had by
now made up his mind which turn to
take.' '''    .
But no power ensued to Stenovics.
At the best his fate was a soft fall—a
fall onto a cushioned shelf.- The cup
of Kravonia's iniquity, full, with the
prince's murder, brimmed over with
the punishment of the. man who had
caused ;it. The fight by the lock of
Mlklevnl sealed Kravonia's fate. Civilization' must bo vindicated! Long columns of flat capped. soldiers begin to
wind like a groat snake over the summit of St. Peter's pass. Sophy watched
them through a telescope from the old
wall of Volseni.       '     -   •     •
"Our work is done. Monseigneur has
mightier avengers.!' she said. ■
All kinds of
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Bacon, Hants, Fish,
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"If I nelieved that I could go to mon-'
seigneur, I would go tonight—nay, I
would have gone at Mlklevnl. It was
only putting niy head out of that ditch
a minute sooner! if I "believed even
that I could lie in the church there
and know that lie was near! If I believed even that I could He there quietly and 'remember aiid think of him!
You're a man of- science; you're not a
peasant's child, as 1 am, What do you
think?,, You mustn't wonder that I've
had my thoughts too.' At Lady Meg's
wo did little else than try to find out
whether we were going anywhere else.
That's all she cared about. And if she
does ever get to a next world she won't
-care about that." She'll only go on trying to find out whether there's still another beyond, What do you think?"
"I hardly expected to find you so
philosophically Inclined," he said.
"It's a practical question with * me
now. On Its answer depends whether I
como with you or stay here—by monseigneur In the church."
Basil said something professional—
something nboiit^uerves and temporary
strain. Butjie performed this homage
to medical etiquette in a ratlisr perfunctory fashion. lie had never seen
a woman more composed or more obviously and perfectly healthy. Sophy
smiled and went on:
, "But .If I live. I'm sure at* least of
being able to think and able to remember. It comes to a gamble, doesn't it?
It's just possible 1 might get moro; it's
quite* likely—I think' it's , probable—1
should loso even what I have now." •'•
"I think' you're probably right about
the chances of* the gamble," he told
her, "though no doubt certainty is out
of place or at least one doesn't talk
about it. Shall I tell you what science
says?" ' '• .'
1 ' "Xo." said Sophy,-* smiling faintly.
"Science thinks in multitudes, and I'm
thinking of the individual tonight.
Even Lady Meg never made much of
science, you know."
lie pointed at the smoky lantern.
■'That's not life," he, said, growing
more earncstyet smiling. "That's now
—just here and now—and, yes, it's very
smoky." lie waved his,hand over the
darkness. "That's life. Dark? Yes, biit
the night will lift, the darkness pass
away. Valley and. sparkling lake will
bo there aud the summit of the heaven
kissing hills.' Life cries to you with a
sweet voice."
"Yes." she murmured, "with a sweet'
• would see again.. It was probably fare-
Well forever to gallant Lukovitch.' lie
kissed the* silver ring on Sophy's finder.
"I brought nothing into Kravonia,"
•ihe said, "and I carry nothing out except this ring which monseigneur put
on my linger—the ring of the bailiffs ot
''Keep it,"- said Lukovitch.** "1 think
there will be no more bailiffs of Volseni. or some prince uot of our choosing will take the title by his own will
He will not be our bailiff, as monselgneur was. --You will be ou***, bailiff.
->though our eyes never see you, and
you never see our old gray walls again.
Madame, have a kindly place in youi
heart for Volseni. We shan't forget
you nor the blow we struck under
your leadership. The fight at Miklevni
may well be the last that we shall fight
is free men."
"Volseni is written on my heart,"
jhe answered. "I shall not forget." ' ,
She' bade her friends farewell and
then ordered Lukovitch to throw open
the gate. She
and the three
Engl Ish men
rodo through.
Henry Brown
lending the pack
horse by the
bridle'. The
mountains were
growing gray
with the first
approaches of
\s   she   rode n was probably /arc-
through' Sophy     YCU, \°Teli, \° ml'
» ,    . lanl Lukovitch.
paused   a    moment,  lenned sideways In  her saddle
and * kissed   the  ancient' lintel "of the
"Peace be ou this place," she said,
"and pence to the tomb where monseigneur lies buried."' <*,
"Peace be on thy head and fortune
with thee,", answered Lukovitch in the
traditional" words of farewell. 'lie
kissed-hor hand again, and they departed. '  ,
It was high*morning when they rode
up the ascent to St Peter's pass and
came to the spot whero their cross
track joined tlie main road over the
pass from Dobrava and the capital. In
silence they mounted to tho summit.
The road under their horses'' feet was
trampled with the march of thousands
of men who had passed over It in an
irresistible advance on Slavna:
Wt the summit of the -.pass they,
stopped, and Sophy turned to look back.
She sii't thoro for a long'while in
"1 liave loved this land," at last she'
said. "It has given me niuch, and very
much it has taken away. Now the face
of it is to be changed. But iu my heart
the memory of it. will not change."
She looked across the valley.' across
the sparkling face of Lake Taltl, to the
gray walls of Volseni and kissed her
hand. "Farewell, monseigneur!" she
whispered very low.
Tho day of Kravonia was done. The
head of the great snake had reached
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P, Carosella
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OLSBNl forgave Sophy its dead
and wounded sons. Her, popularity blazed up In a last fierce,
flickering fire. The guns wero
takpn; they would go to Slavna; thoy
would never batter the walla of Vol*
Bcnl into fragments, Slavna might bo
defied again. ---That wns tho great thing
to Volsenl, and lt mndo littlo account
of tho snakellko lino which crawled
over St. Peter's pass and down to Dobrava nnd on to Slavna. Let Slnvna—
hated Slavna—reckon with that! And
If tho snako or another llko It camo to
VolsonI? Well, tlmt was bettor than
knuckling, down to Slnvna, Tonight
King Serglus wns avenged, nnd Queen
Sophln hnd returned ln victory!
Tor the first tlmo since tho king's
dentil the boll of the nnclcnt church
rung Joyously, nntl men Hnng nnd feast*
od in tho gray city of the hills, Thirty
from Volsenl hnd bonton n hundred
from Slnvnn: tlio guns woro nt tho bottom of tho Krnth: It was enough. If
Sophy hnd bidden thorn, thoy would
hnvo streamed down ou Slnvnn that
night ,ln otio of Hioro fiorco rnlds In
which their forefathers of tho mlddlo
ngos hnd loved to Hwoop upon tho
Hut Sophy liml nn delusions. Sho
unw lior crown—Hint Hooting phantom
ornament, fitly foroHoon In tlio visions
of n chnrlutnn-p«Hnlng from hor brow
without n sigh, Sho hnd not needed
Punstniibtiry'B nrgiiinoiits to provo to
her thnt thoro was un placo for her left
In Krnvonln, Rho was contont to djavo
It so; sho Imd done enough. #Sorrow
Imd not piifisod from hor fnco, lint
unronlty hnd como upon It In fuller
niciiHiiro. Bho liml struck for mon*
Hi'lgnour, mid the blow wns witness to
liar lovo. It was enough In her nnt!
enough In Utile Volsenl. Lot tlio might*
lor nvoiigofH do tlio roHtl
Sho lind allowed Dunstnnbtiry to
lonvo hor nftor supper In ordor to mnko
preparations for n start to the frontier
nt down. "You must cortnlnly go,"
hIio lind nnld, "nnd porlinpH I'll como
with you,"
Sho wont nt night up on to tho wnll,
nlwnys lior fnvorlto plnco, Sho loved
tlm siinnlnnono-tm of nlr and open coun*
try boforo lier thoro. Basil Williamson
found her tlcup in thought .**.*.'i» ho
cnmo to toll lior of the progress of tlio
"Thoy'ro nil doing woll, nnd Peler
VniiHlp   will   live.   Diinstnnbury  hna
miilc litm promton to onmo to lilm
when ho. recovered, no you'll mcot
lilm ngnln ot nil events. And Mario
Zorkovltch nnd lior hiwlinnd tulk of
witling In Pnrln. You won't Iobo nil,
j onr Krnvonlnn frlcndi."
"Yon nsstimo thnt I'm coming wltli
yon tomorrow morning'*"'
'Tin quito rnto In assuming that
TiiinrtAnhury won't go unlaw yoa do,"
In* answered, wnlllng. "Wo can't leave
r<m Mono hero, 7-711 know."
"I shouldn't tiky hero anyhow," the
mIi). "or nt nny rote I should be where
tmliotly could hurt me." 8h» painted tt
t dim It-atom fattened to the gate
luwor by in Iron clamp, then wavtd
hi»r hand toward th* rotronnilhif a_i_-
tens. -Tuft Hf«. Vm't Itr aha Mkid.
•YCK, you cowards!"
The command came from
the doorway and iu, a voice
that was full of peculiar power. ' Bracket, Johnson and ftowe fell
away from their intended'victim, each
with a downcast countenance. And It
was a mere youth, hardly out of his
teens, that emerged from a corner'into
"which he had been driven by the gamblers. ,    .
When the.man iu the doorway caught
sight of the youth,-a slightly startled
look appeared iu his eyes." To the older mau there was something familiar
.about the-younger man's features, yet
the two were strangers.
"Does it take three cutthroats to
murder a babe?" inquired the newcomer, advancing toward thc center of
the room.
"I tnke uo Insult from a chit llko
that," growled ono.
".Nor I, nor I," chorused the others.
"Yet you would play with him, soak
him with wine, then take his money."
There ' was' something nbout the
speaker that commanded deference,
notwithstanding the scathing he was
delivering; something there was of an
honorable bearing iu his makeup that
had not been obliterated by his frequent associations with men, of,the
class lie found there. '      ,
"The youngster accused us of combining against him to take his money."
acknowledged Howe, and the man who
had just entered smiled.    "*
"Well, It seems the boy has some
sagacity, though lie is muddled." The
speaker swept the gamblers wllh his
gaze as the words fell from his'llps.
"You're a privileged talker, Dont Ca-
gle, and wo pass it over."
"If it's.the real sport you'ro after, I'll
show you a gentleman's game." Cagle
had turned upon his companion soon
after they had issued from the building. „
' .."Yes, go ahead."
"You say you were born at C—?"
lie bad turned and uttered .this in the
boy's ear. ° \
"I—I didn't think I said so, but I was
born there, which I presume is' uo
crime," , .     ■ ,,
Cagle did-not reply," but under his
breath he repeated interrogatively,
"No crime?" and shrugged his shoulders.
"Come on."
Cagle hailed a cab, and, taking thc
young man by ,the arm. he dragged
him Into it.-
"To tlie (Jildod Hall." he called to the
driver. ,   *
The drive was made in silence.    <
"Now,-  If  you   want a ■ fair  game,
voice. And perhaps some , day „ there
would be light on the hills. . But, ah,
I'm torn in sunder thisnight. I wish I
had died there at Miklevni while my
blood wns hot." She paused a long
while in thought. Then* she went ou:
"If I go, I must go while It's still dark
arid while these, good peoplo sleep. Go
and tell Lord Dunstanbury to be ready
to start an hour before'dawn and do
you and ho come, then to the door of
the church. If I'm not waiting for you
there, come Inside and And me."
He started toward her with nn eager
gesture of protest. Sho raised her hand
and checked him.
"No, I've decided nothing. I can't
tell yet," she said, Sho turned and left
lilm. He heard 0 hor steps descending
the old winding'stair which led from
the top of tho wall down Into tho
street. lie did not know whether ho
would see hor alive again, and with
her message of such ambiguous meaning ho wont to.Dunstnnbury. Yet curiously, though he hnd plended so
urgently with her, though to him hor
dentil would menu the loss of ono of
the -- beautiful things from out tho
enr.th, ho was In no distress for her
nnd did not dream of attempting any
constraint. She know her strength—
she would choose right. ■ If life were
tolerable, sho would talco up the burden, If not, she would lot It Uo unllft*
ed at her quiet feet..
Ills mood could not he Dunstan*
hury's, who hnd come to count hor
presence ns the light of tho lifo thnt
was his. Yot Diiiistiinlmry henrd tho
mosHiigo quietly nnd quietly mado ovory preparation In obedience'to her bidding. Tlmt dono. lie sut In the littlo
mom of tho Inn nml smoked his plpo
with Basil. Henry llrown waited his
word to tulto the horses to tho door of
tlio church. Basil Williamson hnd divined his friend's fooling for Sophy
nntl' wondered nt his cnlinnoHS,
"If I folt tho doubt thnt you* do, I
shouldn't ho cnlin," snld Dunstnnhtiry.
"Hut I know hor. Sho will bo truo to
hor lovo."
ITo ,could not lie spi-nklng of thnt
lovo of hers whicli wns IIhIhIioiI, whoso
end shn wns
now mourning
In tlm littlo
church. It must
bo of nnotlior
love that ho
spoko —of ono
lirod lu her nntiiro, tho out*
c 0 tn 0 of hor
to in por 11 rn ont
nnd of lior lio*
Ing tlio woman
tlmt bIh* wni
Tho spirit which
had brought her
(0 Slnvnn had
mnde hor play
lior pnrt thore,
""Ton aitniiVMiihal I'm Imd welcomed
Wiiii I rut irlfli  -iifilf fn. find    i»i ni'M    nt
morrow morning t" uvory chu 11 go
nnd clmnco of fortune, had novcr laid
down tlio nword till tho blow wna
a I ruck—that uplrlt would preserve hor
and glvo her back to lifo now and
somo day glvo life hnck to her.
He wna rlffht. When thoy cnmo to
the door of tho church sho wns tlicrc.
For the flrat time since monRclgnenr
had died her oyejt wero red with weep-
In*?, hut her face wna calm. Hho cave
her hand to Dunatanbtiry.'
"•Come, let na mount" ahe nald. WI
hare Mid -ff-odby.*"
T.Qkovlteli kM« THmat-nttQry'a pitas.
He waa waltlnjr for them at thn tat*,
hia arm In a tllnz, tnd with blm wcrt
th*   T-ctkovltcti-M,    Tb«ae   lut   UkiJ
CI n itit-n *Oaii »i fj*.e*fi_.T_llAn l_in<*#-nnrl it/ill fi *nr_
uiu * 11.ir.— -u-juii IC-.-JO   L-iiirnuui £-aiL*A*.—j -juu0-
Alexis were in flight Stenovics took
orders where ho" had looked to rule.
The death of moriseigneur was indeed
avenged. But there was no place for
Sophy, the queen of a tempestuous
. They set their horses' heads toward
the frontier. They,, began the descent
on the,other sldo. The lake was gone,
the familiar hills vanished. Only in the
eye of memory stood old Volsenl still
set In its gray mountains. Sophy rode
forth from Kravonia In
her sheepskins and her
silver ring, tho Inst queen
of Kravonia, tho Inst
bailiff of Volsenl, the
Inst chosen leader of the
mountain men. But the
memory of thc red star
lived after her—how sho
mit Sophy loved monselgneur nnd
turned Ui avenged lilm, how her
look back. r,lC0 was fairer than tho
faco of other, women nnd moro pale,
and how tho red star glowed In sorrow
and In joy, in lovo und In clash of
iinns,' promising to some glory nnd to
othors death. In the street of Volsenl
nnd In thc cabins among tho hills you
mny bear tho tnlo of tho red star yet.
To tho unconquerable' . heart lifo
stands unconqucreil, Whnt danger had
not shaken not oven sorrow could overthrow. Sho rodo Into tho futuro with
Dunstanbury on her right hnnd, pn*
tlcnco ln his mind nml In his heart
hope. Somo day the sun would slilno
on tho summit of heaven kissing hills.
the sum-
-^■■jin 12*;--iii till— \** ■c—n-aliTiia ■**, u~ilt"
, always  cries  when   I . go  home   like
this." „   '
"She?" The older man had leaned
forward now.
"My m'otheri you know. She's a regular fool about me."
'•But of course you have no love or
respect for her, so why should you be
thinking or.,speaking about the scene
The young man's teeth ground k,to-
gcther, and his right hand groped outward in search' of the older man's
"You dare assert, such a thing. I'll
murder you."""'"
"It is written somewhere that actions speak louder than words."
The calm voice that came out of the
dark corner of the cab' fell upon the
young man's ear. with peculiar effect.
His hand* fell to his knee, and he settled back into bis seat, thinking as
clearly as his condition would allow.
And both men were silent now until
the'eab stopped. The door was jerked
open, and Cagle mnde tho way for the
young man to get out. A hall night
gleamed down from the top of a flight
of steps that led up from the street
"You're all right, I,believe," declared
tho youth, reaching for .agio's hand.
"When can I see you again?"
"At tho Gilded Ball tomorrow night."
The boy made his way up thc steps
and began trying to insert a key in the
night latch. But boforo he had succeeded the door was drawn open from
the Inside, and for a few seconds Cagle was permitted to gaze upon thc
face of n beautiful woman, but it was
a middle aged and saddened face. Thc
door closed, and the name plate was
but dimly discernible—"Mrs..Margaret
Cagle was waiting at thc entrance to
the Gilded Ball and scanning the faces
of those who entered. When' Brewster
arrived, Cagle greeted him quietly;
then he'led the way inside. After some
intricate windings the two men seated
themselves at a table, among a number of others In a brilliantly lighted
room. At a table riot far away were
seated two men, and a woman, all in
evening dress, and tlie woman was
strikingly handsome. They were drink-,
ing champagne and playing poker.
Cagle leaned forward and spoke to
Brewster iu a low. tone.
"Will you drink tonight?" he asked.
"I think not."
"Play?" ,     '
"Suppose she were your sister or
mol her?"
"Do you want tne to' murder you?"
Brewster's hand clinched fiercely.
"She   is  some  one's' daughter,   and
- each of lier companions is some one's
son."   Caglo's tone was quiet.
"Ugh!" exclaimed Brewster, turning
from the scene.
But n gleam of satisfaction shot from
tlle older man's eyes.
"Let's go somewhere, decent," suggested Brewster, arising. "I'm nervous
from last night's experience. And, say,
you rub me tho wrong way, somehow,
yet I like you. There is something
■iihout-VQ-U ■■butI„caiiLt-C3:plaln_it._.Come
"You say he was a friend of yours?**
They had turned away from the door.
and Cagle answered: -
"Yes. a friend and a man of fine
qualifications, but an idler."
Brewster stooped to pick up a slip of
paper at his feet.
"What is this?" he asked. ,
"Some of- that patient's writings."
volunteered the attendant.
Brewster read, "Asi idler Is an enemy
to himself and a menace to society."
He stopped and reread the words
thoughtfully. "It is the truth."-he mur-
\nured under his breath.
But Cagle caught the words, and a
smile of satisfaction slipped from the"
tail of his eye.
Beyond the gates Cagle turned abruptly to his companion.
"Brewster, what are you. doing these
days in the way of employment for
your time?"
"Nothing, absolutely nothing, and
that is what has started me on the roar-
to ruin."
"A friend of mine Is In pressing need
of a secretary, and I think you would
» * >
■1  £■*
"But the scoundrel back there got all
my money." He pushed the cards from
him again.
"Here's n'loan." The older man
thrust n bill across the table.
Chips* were ordered, and the game
began.   Tlie younger man won stendl-
SPOKAN'K, Wnnh, Oct. Il~iti»n fl,
Itlcu, secretary trctiHiiror of thn Nntloii-
nl Apple Show, lac, I,ns Issued a circular lot I or for tlm iiiionnniluii of Can-
lullun exhibitor*-! rot-inillng ciisioiun onirics, duly ami consular'(•ei-tlflr.'iiloH on
exhibits for compi'tliiiiii nl the second
show In Hpokiiuc, NiAomlior I." tn 'JO,
when 1>i:,,t)(ti} will he distributed tu
lirlzcK nml iii'i'iuliitu'i In I'll cliiHKOH,---
niimlii!; from a full cirlnad to a <-lntU<-
phitf of five tipples, llrltlsh f'nliiinblii
ciirrlcil off Hh wliiii'c ut honors ai tin*
fliHt exposition in thin city Inst I>i*ci<iii*
bor, and it Is oxju-cii'il thnt ninny nf
lIn* growers will he representeil nt
tho coining competition.     The t*'M nf
Ml*       !'lr.,,',.     1,11,,      f,   11     	
r. Kvhllilm cnn li" -hipped from "f-rit-i-1'
niln, shown at the Second .National Ap-i*
pie Show nml rettiituil lev point tit ship-1'
ment free of duty, piuvlilcd the following Instructions are carefully enrrli-il
".', AH shipments iluiuhl be iiiailc
through 0110 of the following points on
the Internal lonal boundary, line: KuhI-
porl, Idaho; Dlnlnc, Humus nud Koattle,
Washington, nud nihlroBRoil distinctly
National Apple Show, Bpoknno, Washington, in bond. :-*!itpmeiits through
other ports will prohnhlo ho subject to
duty before bolng p.rmlttod to ciohm
the Uric.
3. Exhibits vsluc.l at Una lUn $100
do not require a roiKtulnr'a icrtlfliatu
but tho regular bill uf lading mid lit*
voice muat ho forwarded to Spokano
for preaentatlon to 'he collector of rtm*
'•/ loved liiin, son!"
suit him.   Tlie salary would be worth
your while if you're not above"—
"Hang tlie. salary; it's tho work I
need. You have come into my life at a.
most opportune time for me, somehow,
and brought me around to my. senses.
At any rate, my mother has begun to
look happy again, and you're' the cause
of it, though I don't quite know how
you have done it."     *       7
Cagle had turned away his head, and
'Ton miti 1/011 urn: hum tit l.'.t"
y, mul at tho cm! ul' half 1111 hour
'ii'iheil lu at ciiiiNlilernbli- profit, A
(lumber of times ho had hihlNteil upon
■iiilerlng ilrfulvN, but (.'agin had positively refused.
"And now," he «!e.*liir**.l, "I am going
in liiltiv you  Imiiii
>"ii say?"
"J-'.l O- avonuo, but 1 hadn't snld
I'l-furo, Iuul IV"
(\iK.e Mulled cnverlly, but did nut
reply. Lending the wny, lie wim roi*
Im wed closely  by  the maudlin youth.
Cagle followed,,.ind they entered a
cab in the street. The drive was a
long ono, Cagle had given directions,
and when the men alighted they were
standing before an obscure entrance to
II— cemetery:
"I want to show you a strange inscription," Cagle drew a key from his
pocket and turned toward a narrow
gate In the wall. Brewster hesitated a
"This Is n peculiar hour at which to
como hore," ho said.
"I hope you do not fear me?"
"Not In the leiy?t."
Caglo opened tho gate, and tho two
mado their way nmong tho Intricate
windings of tho walkways to a tomb
covered by a plain slab.
Hero Cnglo struck'a match, for tho
moonlight was, not oufflclent, nnd
Brewster read:
"Tho body thnt lies hero wns tho
habitation of n gront soul. It held n
brain cnpnblo of stupendous employments. But It yielded to vicious np-
potltes. Whnt should hnvo boon kept
ns n sanctum became tho roceptnclo of
nlcohol, Tho brnln Hint might hnvo
plnnncd cities roll to tho service of tho
gambler, and tho hnnd that might hnvo
built nobly, an assassin, liberated this
Tho match lind burned out, nnd tbo
dim shadowH of surrounding follngo j
foil bneI: to their plnces on the tomb, j
Brewster guzcil for n moment upon tho j
slab now splotched, with the shndo of !
Ivy loaves, (lieu turned nwny.-
"Ilo was n grind boy," fell from tho j
lips of ('light lu a moilltntlvo tone, foi* 1
lowing  the younger man   toward  tho j
wilo. ;
,     •"Where will you alight?" j
The return drive hnd boon tntulc In !
Mlieiiee. ami Brewster hnd lulil his hiinil I
upon his compiiuliin'K shoulder, "I am ;
golnir Imnie," he milled,*-*
The enti Iuul ^tupped whoro the light ;
of the Glided Bnll fell Into the street,     ,
"Won't yon {-mini In nml hnve some*
thing';" nskeil the older limn iih he got ,
out. I
"Nol tonight." And Brewster shrug*
god IiIh shoulders, „   ;
l.ll;o 1111 ogre nursing ;i  victim fur
•"iiei'lllee, Cnglo kept wntch for Hmws* ,
ter mul Iuul. lilm in tow on every o.,rii*
•1I011,   He steered llllll past overy temp*
  Ulll'ill   hv   lii'lliall'l.'   tn   IiIh   view   objeet
What Ntroet did ' 'e-wnn. In the remills of vleo ntul iIIuhI*
Him day he liisl.-^ei'l that l?rewnter .
-Iiniilil vl-lf Ward's Island with hhu to
•*ei> il fi'li'inl. 'limy enleriil li Milld ill
'lie liv lum there where wreelc-i of nl-
''■llllll  f.illllll •Ml*'" '..celling.
'"' Iln" 11 m win1   t in1'! <\ii, tinme of
• tmy.   f.'nulo wum leaning buck In it
•1 nor liwt lu tl)inti.'!it. ntul ttie youth
- .'.tiling i«ivt.i,-il lii-, f.ne through
•• it.iikin'Sj*..    rr«.*ciiliy he began lo
'   ■*■   1"llf •llel.'il
■ .,.,(-   m    ..j*   L.,    W.C,    tt.tl*   «*«J,C
I*.,, or iii-; i*i>,,!"■* 1  "
•iiilniit iis in* ti 1 itr,.
*.|.<ll-l**t'fi.|   vlt   'it
« 11.»   to 11 pi-eldM
til il  fl'U   lliu
■• 11:11111  .1  f
,. |, if,.,*, f...
in ,ilf. I",!.**.*. -t.| xx,-,*, g.i/,-
U" lh,(i miei* hud been
* i,f :i  liUlil.Kl being Mtld
*,   >,-,   i.ttrm-^l nl  *,M,l.
passed over his features.
Within a few-months after Brewster
had entered upon his duties he waa
recognized as a coming business mau
of the highest qualifications. Caglo
had dropped buck into the old ruts, a
game here and a game thero for tlie
sake of the sport, philosophizing quietly nnd watching with half hearted interest the procession of humanity. Occasionally he would pass tho homo
where Brewster lived and glance at tlio
name on tho iloorplnte. Occasionally
Brewster thought of Cagle, nud he rec-
ognlzcd the tremendous service tho latter hnd done lilm. And lt was not
strango that ho should think of Caglo
as he lay one day on his back at a hospital a crushed and bleeding form, tho
result of a trolley accident
Ho sent for Cagle, but no ono could
find a man of that nnmo,   Tbo directory did not glvo lt.   No ono among
tho haunts that Brewster named know
lt.   Ho then described tho man minutely, arid a messenger was sent out,   A
man  answering tho description  was
found, and tho messenger approached
"Aro you Dent Cagle?" wnH asked.
"Why do you nsk?"
"A man nnmed Brewster, who Is seriously hurt"--
"You may cnll mo Cagle,   Whero Ib
the boy?"
"I will tnko you to him."
As Cnfr1o entered  the ward  where
Brewster lny ho paused nt sight of a
woman who sat beside tho cot.   Deeply
concerned, her eyes wero watching the
face of her son.    But the patient had
caught sight of  thu  \lsitor,  und  he
murmured eagerly:
Margaret Hicwbter arose quickly ami
turned to meet the mini who had dono
so mueh fur her son. Thon, suddenly,
sho bowed her head ntul hold out hor
liiimt gently toward the visitor,
"Not Cagle," Mio snld, "but Uugh--
llugli Morrison."
f'ngle, or Morrison, took tho linud
thnt .-.as offered lilm nnd covered It
gently with Ills free hillid, too full for
ulteriiiiee with the emotion of un old
love ili.-it '.(III buriii'il In his heart.
"Ynu na veil me from n protty had
life, Cngle," began llrcivHti-r from llm
cot, "nml I Jim -.-.iintcd to tlm 11U you
for It - Wli.it. Why, you two kooui
to i*ii,iv r*u«*ii eiii.'i*    iinw tit thb*','"
Allnwlng Mnrrl-iiii m keep his hold
<>r her baiel, the Jen nnt forward aud
"I Imed hlni, **oii, beforo I met your
A gleam of i*.itl>fiietloii »httt. from the*
boy's, ojes, preci'illng an csproMloti of
,      ....     *. ..,-  ,,       •   ...  .    ....   ,.t,  l,\J^fo..*   41-*.  .ft*,*..*
1,1 if
Moril-im jil.iei'ii IiIh imnd ti|>on tbi*
young man's lore|ie:nl timl said:
* in<*  i.i.-t  liiin' I  saw you, boy,  I
h'( "gliueil that Killing rcw.'iiitilauco to
your mother, ami the .sinoUb'rlniC rulu
1 _' _';\^i- '.-J'"' ■■"• 1" jlj.j'wU-Mwu t£--_k.'
rent res: Vain outer l-Vrule. Nelson
Lethluhlge inn! CiltMiy, It is n'iy im
portnut that the iinn-mlar liim'ii
obtained ax early re* pniilM,' 'i'*f.>!'
jshiprneiii Is actually mii-b', so tin,
Inn-'  fl-lnr-i   will  !„•  nxnttlt ■!
trims nt  time  of arranging  for    the
i.     Ah soon iih exhibitors haw   decided lletilltleiy on tin'  s.itiet)   .ili-l •■*.-
tent of their exhibits, ami provided thej
same is over lion lit •.utile, ii.uiu iiinfn 1
must be Bit en to tho nearoht 1'nlied   f,.   At the time shipment is due m
fllat<-s Consul or (Vinnular "U'-u'. and arrive In Sp ,».w, and tf eUiii'-uir I-,
a consular Invoice obtained from him, not -already n 'prow-ntcd tlntv  *.(.■• Hei-
•er* I
ed In  i-i notified ami lie' bill of Indian
Involi e  ntul   «in;iulnr*w  n-itlll, nie   (If
over   1100  taliii-i   are  foiw.inled    tn
fi.    If the apples ivhihlii-il are «nM
ill  Uu*   Ttlitid   Stales  tie)    Mil  tie   subject to a duty of 2.,t per bushel.
7. Kxhlbltors <|e»irl»i; to sell iheir
a copy of which must nccompnny ship* retnry of the Second National .\ppl-»| apples nfter th- .•loslnu .Uy of th«
ment. Con*vils or contular writ* are Hho* will attend 10 the -*ufc».»w;« «■«• j sho**', will pi***? noiilj tl. ■ .<ir«-tary
mnitoned at  the (.Uo-aIuk    C*u.*nUiui uU.», uit-.ukIu**; "t buu*i. >'U.. ^uitUl , tu £uud liuic '       , ->-
Mrs. Hubey was visiting here front
Gateway this week.
Up-to-date billiard and pool room for
sale. Easy terms or to rent to responsible party. Enquire J. Seigle, New
Arrive Fernie
No. 213 West     8.48
No. '214 East   ".  17.55
No. 236 Local East       8.48
No. '235 Local West,   20.50
No'. 7 West Flyer' * 10.40 \
No.' 8 East Flyer    20.0S |'  A  laymen's  missionary    movement
Change takes effect Sunday June 6. j meotin
No. 251
will be held here, on Xovem-
Watch  tor  further panicul-
NO. 252
10.55   '
Beef, mutton, pork, veal, hams, ba
con,'lard, etc., only of the very best.
Phone 41.
Arthur Caldwell, who lias worked at
Only a few more, left. Sewing machines, ball bearings, fitted with automatic lift, guaranteed for ten years.
Nothing better on the' market, $30.50
at the Trites-Wood Co:, Ltd.
-1--05 i Coal Creek for some lime, left
 j nesday evening for- Bear Creek, Mont
For sale: Pure bred Irish
Spaniel pups. Apply to B. F
Hosmer, B. C.
Furnished House to Let. G roomed
cottage. Apply Ledger Office.
' Baseball, football and tennis outfits
at Suddaby's.
SPECIAL EXTRA.—Turn Whelan's
workin'. •*•
You will find th*,* bost values iii
cooking and heating stoves at the Trite
.Wood Co,, Ltd.
A fine line of ik-w winter coats just
arrived at tho Misses Euler.
Ahem, have you tasted Michel beer?
Isn't It good?
' Vice-President Stubbs went to Hosmer last night, on business.
For a good comfortable ,smoke get
Dorenfaecker's brands. They are
home product.
Jep Scott left for Spokane the early
part of the week for a short trip,
Born—On September iz'.h, to the
.wife of-P. Miller a boy, weighing I'.iy,
Lost: Four law books stamped on'
back L, P. E. Reward on return, L. P.
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.
.Furniture for sale. Entire lot of
household furniture. Apply to Mrs, A.
A. Gillespie.
Try a case of Elk Valley Bottled
beer. $2.50 per dozen delivered.
Phone- 79.
The Misses Euler will have a removal sale all next week. Special
biirgain prices will prevail.
, Advertising space on the 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.
President.Powell has been very unwell the past week. .He is at present
,auFr.*.-ni-rJnrwi-3itho,it>ii_*nni -wi, .-■■> v •**,,.,. i and his car of baggage received the
much better is ever on the move.
When thirsty nothing but Michel
beer for me.
The work on the Napanee, the Fernie, the Imperial bank and the Free
Press sky scraper is being rushed
Water-,; where he will reside.
Lester,;-   pm, >vii-ing, electrical fixtures, dyna-
;! mos, generators and motors,' see Depew, Macdonald & McLean. *
First class lessons given in the Pianoforte (German method) and singing
(pure Italian method.) Apply to Mr.
11. O. Evans. Post, offico, Fernie.
First class board and tabic board;
meal tickets $5 at Fairclough's Board-
iitg House, 179-1'80, opposite Football
grounds, Coal Creek.
Sec-Treasurer A, J. Carter was confined to his house a couple of days
this week through neuralgia. His
duties however, were too pressing to
keep him in and he has been, laboring
undor difficulties all week.
If you want the best—call for Elk
Valley beer.
Thomas E. James, the popular International organizer, was wearing a
smile half a mile long all week. On
close questioning wo elicited the startling information that it was another
boy. Good luck Tom, there's nothing
like 'em only more.,
For wiring, electrical fixtures; dynamos, generators and motors, see Depew, Macdonald & McLean.
.Mr. Dean, the provincial inspector
of schools, was in the city this week
on business. He was greatly, disappointed at not. finding our new school
opened as yet, but stated that,, when
finished -we would have ond of the best
schools in the province. " ,    ■>
No place in town just 1'ike it. Ingram's pool room.
Robert Redhead was the lucky man
at. the Fernie opera house last night.
With the skidoo number 23 he won
a gold watch. No. 446 was the first
number called, but as- the holder of
that number was not present the next
was* called which was 23.*
Elk Valley, beer popularity known
as Michel, always on top at the leading hotels.
The Biick of Dukeingham arrived in
style on Monday over the C. P. R. He
was most royally welcomed to Fernie
Sealed tenders wanted for a brick
building for the F. O. Eagles, Coleman
Alta. Plans and specifications may* be
seen at, the secretary's house; lowest
or any tender not necessarily accept;
od. ' HY. GATE,
' .Sec. F.O.E. Coleman.
|  Fancy   China
J   and     Dinner   ware
Iii the" matter of an application "for
the issue of a duplicate certificate for
Title for Lot 3 Block.'2 of lot 5455
Group One Kootenay District (Map
735.) ,
NOTICE is hereby given that it is
my intention to issue at the expiration
of one month after the first publication
hereof a duplicate of tlie Certificate of
Title to the.above mentioned lot in
thc name of Eder Harper which certificate is dated the, 19th of March 1900,
and numbered 7495A. ,
H. R. Jorand, ,
District Registrar
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J     W. J.   BLUNDELL     _____?^JL_?_S.____
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.We have just unpacked a fine stock pattern in.
Dinner ware for . sale by the dozen or set.
All'goes for Coupons. -' ■
Highest going wages paid. Apply F.
G. Waters, Elk Lumber,Co., Ltd., Hosmer, B.C,
usual treatment;from the C. P. R.
baggagement who were evidently unaware of their royal value.
Don't forget to ask for Michel beer
—the,best beer made.
,   If you are a particular smoker get
your smokes at Ingram's.
Under new management
Ice Cream a Specialty
Chocolates and other candies manufactured on the premises.
Garbutt Business
e* Stafford Block, Lethbridge.
Guarantees positions to its grad-.
-uates.—-s-Thorough instruction in__,
Shorthand & Commercial branches.  §
For any information or free prospectus write ■ •
Geo. J. Shmidt,
Principal ■• Garbutt Business College
Q P.O. Box 1291     Phone 263
I Fernie Cartage & Construction Co.
j        The Fernie, Cartage & Construction Co.
| beg to inform the citizens of Fernie
| they are prepared to carry out all
classes of work. Heavy Draying,
Excavating, Building and Concreting a speciality. Estimates,given on
all Contract work. All work guaranteed satisfactory. 1
O. N. ROSS, Sole Proprietor
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To The Electors
To secure your share
of tlie surprising bar-
gains at the big Removal Sale of
Dry Goods
Boots and
Concrete Fence Posts
7 foot long ' —-•      70c each
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦
Crows Nest Trading Co.
■ "' ■        General Merchants
The^ Store   of Good Values
Sold on monthly payments
Victoria Ave.
Fernie, B.C.
Everything      Reduced
for a few days longer
Trites- Wood Co. .Ltd.
FERNIE  OPERA  HOUSE  one-night Only
Wednesday, October  13th, 1909
—— The   Ever  Welcome
"San Francisco Opera Company
Some of the Wliistley Songs
Gay Parislenne
I'm all the Way from
Gay Paree
She is Ma Daisy
In Amsterdam
••J___•_•"■_• "ah   *t.   tea*.
vtfOit i,  i Ou   Mb  **»_t
Teddy Bear
Because You're You
Polonaise Prom MMgnon
I Want What I Want
When I Want It
You Would Like to
Hug: and Kiss
The Best Opera in the Repertoire of
The San Francisco Opera Co,
Toddy Wobb
Mabol Day
Tfftm-***' 8+*»v.t»t**m■' '"
Goorfflna Campbell
Francis Loll*
Amy Leicester
Aloxandor Dalo
Charlos Coutlor
A grout or cuonus oihls in the SAN francwco opera company—fernie OPERA HOUSE 13TH
Presenting "THE   GAY   PARISIENNE" A


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