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Industrial Unity is Strength
The Official Organ of District No. '18, U. M. W. of A.
Political Unity is Victory
VOL. V.   No. 8
FERNIE,   B. C,   September   25th,   1909
$1.00 a Year
AND HIS NAME
WAS JOHN
BULKO
Canadian Miner's  Union
Laid to Rest-No Tears
at Last Sad Rites
Bulko, the scab has shown the white
feather as all scabs and cowards do.
After trying to organize the new
Canadian union and having checked
off $5 a lieiid from the last, pay of each
of the members, he has done the
usual scabby trick, and "* is said to
have skipped to parts unknown and
may the Lord have pity on his poor
measly soul.
This puts an end to the wonderful
Canadian union that he was forming
of Slavs and Italians.
Most of the members who did join
were sorry as soon as they found, out
the'true state of affairs.- They were
taken in.'by'John Bulko's lies' and
deceitful practices.
' AVe predicted a sudden termination
for this union that was headed by an
ignoramus and a scab and' our predictions have come true.
We congratulate the Coleman Miner
on the Canadian union.
,F. H. SHERMAN IN CITY
P. l-l. Sherman, ex-president, of the
district arrived in the city this week
to enter the hospital with the" hope of
bettering his condition. Mr. Sherman is a pretty sick man at present,
but with the good attention he will
get .it. the hospital he will soon be
around again. -'A subscription is being started to help defray the heavy
expenses of the hospital and all secretaries pf, the district should send in
something at this time. , Mr. Slier-
man, while well, gave his best to the
work of the men, and was successful
in bettering the condition of the workers all through the district, and now
that he is ill the members of the organization of which he was for' five
years the head, should dig down and
send "along a little to help pull him
through. Subscriptions sent to the Ledger will be duly acknowledged and
placed in the right channels.
HILLCREST
WOMAN STRANGLES
FIVE-DAY OLD BABY
Hillcrest is making fine progress.
Many of the miners are building new
houses, also Walter < McLean is erecting three new houses, also tlie Hillcrest'Coal and Coke Co. arc-making
improvements on their property. They
have started to-build a new wash-
house which is badly needed here. The
company have over 200' on their pay
roll this month and so. has the local
.union of U. M. W.    '.-
A fine social time was spent at the
Hillcrest hotel Saturday night on the
arrival, of'Dr." Gordon Rea of Spring-
hill, Nova Scotia, amongst us. Mr.
James Burrows acted as accompanist
*""Oir"th"e""piano~WT"Paterson_on-the--vio---
lin; also the famous Nelson Storey
played several tunes,on,,the mouth
organ. Angus Campbell rendered . a
fine solo from the" Messiah. The audience was disappointed in the absence
through misunderstanding, of the famous clog dancer, Frank Earp, late, of
Coal Creek,.
Among the visitors this week were
Teddy Ttalner of Pernio; inspector of
mines J. D. Stirling, Mrs. .Percy Porter from Coleman; W. Maloney of
New Aberdeen, C.°B., W, N.* Held of
Nicola Valloy, A. Watson, Butte, Mon.,
Miss Turner, Blairmore, .7. McSwaln,
Coleman, W. Ryan, Coleman, R. Olden
Coal Creek, Colin McLeod of Maeleod,
I). Lowls, Coleman, /
A nice picnic was hold lust. Sunday
week at Hillcrest Falls when Mr. W.
D, McLean, Miss A. Cogllss, Mlss"E.
MeLenn, Hillcrest, Miss Turner, Blair-
more, .Mrs. T. A. McLean, Hillcrest,
wore present, also the photographer,
F. Askey who took somo views.
Nono of tlio Illllcrosl boys have as
yet on-tight tho Bulko fovor.
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ODDFELLOWS AT SEATTLE
TORONTO, Out,, Sept. 22.—Mrs.
Maude Turner, aged 35, a handsome
woman from Niagara jFalls, was-arrested tonight by Toronto detectives"
charged with the murder of the five
days' old infant daughter of Mrs.
Annie Anthers of Toronto. The baby
was born in the Burnside Maternity
hospital. For a consideration of $100
the baby was given to Mrs/Turner to
adopt on September 10th the day of
birth.        o  , '
On September 17 the body" of the
infant was found at Niagara Falls with
the .name "Anthers". ° oii the child's
back. . •-■  -    •
It is a.custom of doctors in the maternity hospital to identify new born
children in this way, . The baby* was
five days old and had been strangled
to death. " - '
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HOW  WILL YOU   DO   IT?
NEW ORLEANS
IN HURRICANE
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 23-- With
the city of New Orleans entirely stripped of,wire communication with the
world and report strickling in from
points along the Gulf between Pasoa-
gaula, Miss., and Pensecola, Fla., of
high tides aiid winds of hurricane ve-
locity, it is apparent that Ihe meagre
information thus far received shows
that tlie Gulf storm which struck that
section of the United States has resulted in heavy properly damage if
not in loss of life. No casualties have
been reported so far. Interest centres iu New Orleans because of the
absence of advices from there since 3
o'clock this afternoon. 0
MOBILE Ala., Sept, 21.—Willi hurricane warnings issued today'by the
local weather bureau, with a gradually
falling barometer and water of the bay
backed up beyond to Water St.', more
than two blocks fro nithe water front,
Mobile is thoroughly alarmed. Thousands of, people watch ,the floods from*
the lined streets. A despatch from
New' Orleans at T o'clock says wind,
after attaining a velocity of sixty miles
an,, hour reduced its force at a late
hour..''
Four are known to be dead in New
Orleans and property loss will amount
to $100,000.
PENSACOLA, aFla./'Sept. 23.—Blowing steadily-all day at'a velocity of
between fifty and'sixty miles an hour
the i wind this -evening increased to
hurricane - violence and indications
were increased during the night. The
ship Romen Coff moored at Perdito,
toppled over on the wharf and is in a
perilous condition.
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►   DON'TGO-TO NOVA SCOTIA
Agents of the Dominion Coal
Co. of Cape' Breton N. S., are
at work trying to induce miners of Wilkesbarre and other
anthracite mine towns to go
there and scab."District and
local officers should exert,
themselves to .prevent them
from securing any men for
such purpose. ■■
A strik'e has been on in Nova Scotia and*, at these mines
since July C with every prospect of winning.
Don't go there and try to defeat your brothers who are
fighting for. the right to organize < and better conditions of
employment.
Stay away. Due notice will
be given in these columns
when the strike is won. Labor papers, please copy.
THE NEW LUMBER
TARIFF RAISED RATE
Small boats all along the beach are
swamped', and pounded to pieces. The
tide is higher.than has been known
for years. Reports are that the seas
are continually breaking over Santa
Rosa island but all those who were at
the summer hotel there have been
brought to the city.
MOBILE,. AlaXsept. 22—The. water
.fit 12.30 a.m. was within half a block
of Royal street, the highest point ever
attained in thesflood of 1906/ On the
south side of the city the entire river
front for several blocks is submerged.
Thc Western Union Telegraph office
is two inches deep in water and is
flooding fast. The P. and N. railway
depot is inundated and no trains are
running.
Waves mountains high at 9 o'clock
last night • were* washing over Biloxi
railroad bridge.
OTTAWA, Sept. 23—The application of Canadian lumber in'.crisis for
disallowance of new rates for lumber
on railways was argued before the railway commission today. * Figures as
to the effect of the new schedule .of
rates were produced by bo«h lumber
and railway companies. The C. P.
R., on ••cceipts of $920,000 from lumber haulage, showed an increased revenue of $2*1,000, while the G. T IL
showed an increase in revenue of *$'■■'■.-
5000 as tlie result of the .new "rat*1.
The combined result was an increase
pf 3.1*1 per cent. The railways claimed that if all kinds of lumber '.rank
were considered the net lncrer.Sc' M
the two companies was only 1.*,'3 \wr
cent.       * .        "
The C.'N. R, claimed that their receipts liad decerased.
The Lumbermen's association stated that the new tariff increased .the
charges by $49,807 in one year, an average increase of 1.51 per cent, lt
was argued that rates liad been reduced where traffic was small and increased where it was large. Counsel
for tlie railways claimed that the margin upon which they were working
was exceedingly narrow.
This, year the department of trade
and commerce decided on a new departure in the issuance of tho annual
report of, the department in seven
small blue books instead of one" large
one. It, was thought that by doing
this information of interest to the business could be supplied earlier.
COLLISION AT COLEMAN
FRANK, Sept. 21—A bad accident
occurred near Coleman this morning,
when two freight .trains collided. Both
engines were badly smashed but no
one  was  killed.—Lethbridge   Herald.
He was always busy because lie was
shot lighter.  Everybody was  wanting
him at the same time.
' The  pit  boss was kicking because
they were not loading enough.
Duncan.seemed to have more than
he could do.
This could have been remedied if
lie had' had, a shot lighter to fire the
shots.
There used lo be a shot lighter there
before.
If he examined each shot before firing another it would take him,, an
hour, to fire four shots in one room.
He had twenty rooms to look after.
He could not get* through .his work
if he went back and examined each
shot before firing another.,
John  Loxton
There Is irshot lighter in No. one
mine.
As far iis I know rule does not seem
to be carried ont according to- MiO
Morgan's evidence.
Shots go off from about 20 to 10
minutes apart.
I have been in this section of the
country for about five years.
I do not think it impossible to carry out this rule. It would take up a
lot of time to comply with tlie rule
strictly.
Do not know when ml*> »i s enacted, ' *>'    ■
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-   Michael  Mulligan
There is no time to make an' examination between  shots.     They do not'
make an examination.
' Thomas Waklem
I am a fire boss in No. 9 mine at
Coal Creek.     (Objects to giving evidence  which  may  incriminate    himself.)
The rule is nol. carried out. lt
has to be done.in order that the
amount of'work has.to be done.'
Do not know whether rule is infringed without the knowledge of the superintendent.-.
WORKMEN'S
COMP. ACT
AIRED
Case of Man   Injured in
1908 Again Heard
in Court
United
Mine Workers Pass, Socialist
Resolution
i
S1CATTLK, Sept. Ill—Tlio Sovereign
Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows of tho
United StiiloR and Canada opened
today wllh 25,000 mombors from every
btato ln iho union present. A grent
parado will bo liold on Wednesday
when 20.000 men In rognlla led by tlio
Patrlnrclis Militant will march
through tho city.
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Tho engagement of tlio San Francisco
Oporn company nt tho UmproHS the*
utro, Vancouver, II. C, 1ms glvon V.
W. lloulp an excellent opporlunity lo
rn-organlzo Ills company nnd build new
nud beautiful scenery, Knell and ovory production shown nt tho EmproKH
llioulre lum boon built in such a manner Unit It en ii bo shown lu any tlio*
nl ro or hull In womoni C'nundn. Tlio
(lny I'nrlHlonno, Tlio (HioIhii, Tlio Runaway (ilrl, nml llio new scenery and
offoclH for Tlio Toymnhor and Fan-
tunit rolled great ori'dll upon hcoiiIc
urtlHl UrnoHt (Hover nud Kniiik Conies
mauler mechanic of the HmproHH Mio*
nti*o HinIT, After lliolr engiigoinonl nt
llio Miiiprom* IliciiUo lho company koch
oii-lonr and II Ih llio Intention nr Mr,
llenly lo again visit our city nl llio For*
nlo opurn lioiiHu Oct. 13,
WlieTe¥srin_tlie_light;of-llie^iuliis:'
trial deression that has haunted America for.more than a year, millions of
willing workers have 'been forced into involuntary' idlencss^'thereby.being
denied access to , the means of life;
and
Whereas, A class of predatory rich
who scarcely know tho limits of their
wealth are co-existent, with the count-
loss thousands whose poverty Is directly attributable to thoir failure to
find some owners of the means of production to employ them;  and
Whereas. The denial of the opportunity to willing .workers to engage in
useful labor springs from lho fact that
the means with which tlie necessaries
of Ijfo are produced, are owned nnd
controlled by privato individuals who
are. not necessary factors In tho flold
of wonlth production, but' whoso only
function Is to prlft by the activity of
tho working class so long ns n market
enn bo found where the product of
tho workors can bo disposed of; and,
Whereas, The workors rocolvo in
tho form of wages only a small share
of what thoir labor power, with .tho
nld of mnchinery, crentes, thus preventing them from buying back out
of tho mnrkotb Dw equivalent of what
thoy hnvo' produced necessarily causing a glutted market; thoroforo ho It
, Rosolvedi'Tlint wo, tho United Mlno
Workers of Amorlcn in district convontlon nssomblod, recognize nnd do*
elaro for the necessity of lho public
ownership nnd operation nnd tho democratic management of nil Uioho
means of production nnd oxcluuigo thai
aro collectively used, Hint ovory man
or woman wNHiik nnd nblo lo work
can hnvo froo iiccohh to lho menus of
life and get the full Bc-olal vnluo of
what thoy proiluco,--8onltlo Soelnllst,
_ ,    i . i   *m
lOxninlnnlloiiR woro hold orf Frldny
nnd Bntiirday of hint wook nnd completed Monday of llio curront week
for Htt'iiin oiiitiniMM'H certificates 2nd
:inl and -1th oIiishoh. AmoiigHt. llio winnow wero 10, II, I'lirkliiHon nnd Dnvld
Hinllh, mnstor iwi'-linnlc of Coal Crook
,1. (i. Ciimpboll, W, Frny, .John Oweim
nml Arthur William*--* of Mlcliol, (", A.
Hiiarlt of HoHiuer nnd .1, W. Kniilliiior
of C.oloinnn. Alia, Tlio honrd of exnm*
liii-i'H coiihIhIi'iI of Andrew Stitlierlnnil
gnvoriiiin'iit Inspoctor nf linllen* for
tlio Kood'iiny division, ('. W. llnxlor.
Inspector of bollni'H from Vlelorln.
Several others wore uluo present
wlioHu niiiiii'H wo nro unable to obtain.
Thomas Duncan  (Accused)
A man who is fire boss and . shot
lighter cannot comply with rule 9A in
No. 9 mine as he has too much work   ' He illso stn«<■'■• ■•■"-■- ill(' ''■••■-• l0
, a very important case under the
Workmen's Compensation Act was
partially heard on Tuesday before bis
honor .Judge Wilson. One Joseph R.
Moore was. injured in tlie mines at
Coal Creek in January of 190S. At
that time all cases of injuries were
being handled by a committee of the
Gladstone local union.
This committee would meet tho,
management of the company from time
to time and place before the latter the
eases of injured workmen. Where
the claim was admitted tlie' company
would pay the compensation. Mooro
received $380.9*1 compensation and
then was cut. off. lie brought .act-*
ion. Tlie point is now raised by '.'-.v.
company fighting tiie case tint no
notice in writing of t'f; injury w.'.s
given.
Tlie applicant, raised the poin! thnt
having thus dealt willi the ra**e w d
paid him for a long time the eonipany
has no right now-to dispute th* claim
and that all other points wore _*vniv-
ed.
In referring to the meetings whicli
Ihe committee and the cniipi"' IpuI
tne judge said that the mi.i-s •••■re
fools if Ihey any longiv worktd in
that way.
"itivo
to" do. 4
I have worked in that mine for, 20
months.
I'have made complaints to all'my
bosses that, have been in charge in
that time.
1 asked for a shot lighter about  9
months-ago" " "
I have never seen any superintendent or mine boss ■ present when shot'
was fired.
, Tbor»,has never been any complaint,
against ine of iho way I lmvo performed my duties as flro dims up to '.h's
time.
it would take mc two shifts lo do
the work,
Nearly always-more than one shift
if rule were to becomplled with strictly-
The compnny would gain by pulling
on shot lighter.
a lawyer was when the
jury had  to be  serv:-*,'.
miners* should be called
they wore to .act. .
n'.i>;*> nf in-'
>.i-"l tl it li.e
to the bar if
PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY
CONVENTION
GALL NOW
ISSUED
American  Federation
Labor to Gathor
In Toronto
of
least two weeks before the convention
date. |
Tho cnll stales that tho convention
will toko up the matter of securing a
closer, nfflllntlon with the lnbor movement of ICurope,
An offort will also bb made to broaden tho field and tho moans for (he organization of workers who nro'not yet,
orgnnlzod,
Numerous othor questions of great
Importance It In promised, will como
up at the meet Ing.
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SOME OP ELKO'S 8CENERV— PROM     PROQRE88IVE   FERNIE.
The cull for the twenty-ninth niiiiuiil
ronvoiiiloii of lho Ani"i'li*nii Federation of Liilior Iiiih been IkhuoiI, The
cnnvt'iillou Ih Io bo held nt Toronto,
Out., hi-glnulng n< io o'clock on Mini*
dny morning N'ovcinlicr S.
The cnll for iln* i-li-cllun of dcl-.'gut.'H
lo ihe convt'iiiloii Ih Klgised by Siiinm-I
(lOinperH and Frank Morrison imd koch
vto hoiik.1 length In iIIhciiuhIiik ilie coining meeting of llio big nrgiinl/'Utlon,
Tlio hchhIoiih of the convontlon  will
in, r.nvMmU"! i'l"Ml  .■'! Imfl*.*,*-""' I" I'ihii
i
V]ctei\, •
Tho hnHlM of roprcKfiilnlloii to tho
convontlon Ih nn follows: ,,
From niitloiml iuul Imoiiiniloiiiil un-
Iohh for Iohh thnn KIliO moiuboi'H, ouo
dclcgalo; 4000 or more, iwo dol-'Kiit'-H,
h\Hrt> nr llllitc,    Unci' iU>1i-k<i\i--*i   Hi.lnm
or omro four doIogntoH; iis.ooo or moro
flvo doloKHU'Hj 128,000 or more mivon
dologntoi*, nnd ho on; and from control
bodlt'H and Htnlo federal Iohh arid from
Iocnl trndo utiIoiih not hnvlng n nnl*
lonnl or International union nnd from
fcduYtil labor uuloiw one th-Wrta-v.
A numbor of rcKtrlctloiiH lmvo boon
placed rcKftrdlng (ho .vie tion of doto
liidt'n nnd Uio owuils-ailonH to ho ecu-
roHonlcd, Xo union or International
will bo entitled to tcpn-hciitfttlon ihnt
hns nol pnld Ifu dues to tho Am*"rlcftn
Federation.
The delcRfttfiH rtixitl bo sclcttcd   at
Are You
On
9
The lust dny oii which
you (.nu l'-iiiMtci' so as to
(Mml)lt' vou to enst your
h.illot nt thc forthcoming
•provinc-iiil election i«
October 4th
Register
Register
IMPORTANT
CASE FOR
MINERS
Firoboss   Charged   With
Breaking Rulos-ln a
Quandry
A very auspicious start wrts made
at'Tuesday evening's mooting held in
Ilruco'H hall, some thirty mombors al-
tendiug, ■ A very pleasing Incident
took plnco when thc society presented
Mrs, Stevenson with several cut glass
pieces In appreciation of her services
to lho socloty,
Evory member Is requcsti'd to attend noxt Tuesday cvoiiIiik'h practice
n Hruco'H hall at eight o'clock. Now
mil Iho Is expected and ll Ik hoped all
members will make every effort lo be
present ns it Ih proponed to give the
first. nconcert of the season In December. In ,11111111117 the society will tnke
up a voniio opern,
OBITUARY
Arthur Powloy, aged 20 yenrs died
of typhoid fever Insl Sunday. The funeral was held on Monday iil'ioriioon
when I(cv. WllkliiHOii consigned the
romiiliif* to the Insl resting pliicc
Tin* seven inoiiiliH old dnimlit*"!* of
,1. llnggollcy pnsscil nwny Sundny of
summer complaint. The funcrnl wns
held on Monday.
Phi' funeral of the Into Mis.   Pnion
wiih held on Wednesday afi.-riiooii hyihomc product,
Uliiis Ilogon-*, president of the C. N.
I', Coal Co., who was in the city last
week left for Victoria on Sunday accompanied by Gen, Man. Hurd and W.
IL Ross* K.C, their solicitor., Matters
of importance wej-rvgono Into by these
goiilleincn. Thoy returned lo the city
yesterday.
A sample order of Elk Valley bottled boor will convince you of the superiority over all others. $2,iJ0 per doz.
delivered at yonr door. Crtll up phono
79 and wo will do iho re&t, ,
" The smoker given-last Monday (".oiling in Dw. miner's hull by the l-'riitoriuil
order of Kagles was a successful affair
nnd goes to show Unit iho "lllrds"
arc sure Micro when It conies to enler-
iiiliiing. A good programme of vocal
mid insU'iiineiilnl music, together with
addresses nnd recitations was delivered. A (lninly lunch was served ai
11 ..IO nftor which the authoring broke
up.
Up-lo-diiH' billiard and pool room for
sulo. ICasy terms or lo rout to responsible pnriy. Knquire ,1. Kcigle, New
Mlche).
The city lias been in ihe hands of
lwo chnrmiiig young Indies the past
week, who represent Mupclliio. a pre*
imi*ii 1 ton iniiiiufacliired by the ('res-
colli Mfg. Co. nf St.'lillle, which would
puzzle anyone lo pick from tin; renl
maple, Tlie young Indies, Miss Helen
Nleliol, ihe pure food demonstrator,
and Miss Kriua'Nleliol, lho field num-■
ager, hnve mnile *■ lu»-st of friends dining thoir sojourn,
2") bricklayers waul>>il. Ml eoiils '"i
hour,      Apply ('nrbeck and .liickson.
For a good comfortable Bmok« net
Dorenbecker'a    brands.      They    aru
Tluiiiiiis l)uii('ui), a flro hosH lu No.
!i mine nl Conl ("rook wiih recently
I'liurgcd wllh firing ;i second hole
without eMimiiiliig nil phicoH niter
firing first sliol.
j Tlio following I'NcivptH nie inlicii |
from the evidence TlinimiK Moii/nii,)
li'hpi.-uor uf miiics;
, I do not Know whether tin iinnp.iiiy
;Ih io appoint u slioi lighter.
j I do mil know whether Mio <(unpini.,
j Iiiih appointed n shot llpliter for (lifm
'piirUeiilnr |mri of Ihe mines,
I I don't remember a nIioi lighter bo*
' lw»  luniolnieil   I'm*   Mirir   purl   (if       llio
mine. J
lllC    itllt)     «I    1||0    IIICIIIUII    11»    Kl    KU|
mound and examine ih<* mlno when no i
on" Ih llu*r<». I
•The duly of shot IIrIiIit If-.* to ovum-
ln« plnccH nnd fire shots,
fi    irmilil   •"'■•■     tr'i   nr   1".   minto,**      tfi
flro shut piuvliicil everything wiih
Micro on Imnd and In dial time I
Hhould sny thnt ho could comply with
nil provisions nf Kulc it A.
The tlmo that must he allowed between shots would perhaps lm five lo
Ion mlniilos, depending on ventilation.
Martin Koilk
1 havo workftl with othor (Ire li*->.;<..*f.
hi'Ioii- DuiicJiti. lie   was tho fifth fire
boHH f worked under,
' Tlm other flro Unmet would ftatn-
Ini* the tbnt.
Would do tlio snmo an Duncnn; ho
wan a tiaTy cartful fire box*.
tlw Snlvallon niniy and attended hy n
large circle of bereaved friends,
.Mr, T. II Wlii'lmi wont, lo Spnkniie
UiIh morning <>u biislncss.
II, I-', l.cslor nf iIn; lli'snid' Tliuei-
piiKHMl lliniiigli here >i'sti'rilii>* on III*
wny io Spoldine on it business trip,
Noi'innit Hinley iviuinoil in ilu* <ii>
ou the espiv<:i iIiIh iii<>i n1111-*
■ The monthly ineeilim nf ihe Meiii*
odlsi church l.nillos 'Aid will iiiKe
plnco nt Mrs. Dr. Ilnnm-ll's on I'lidnv
Oct   i  ui   :i:ie.
ilii* ('yi'loramu  Mini   I* usi'd  lu  Mio
I'lisi   net   of    "In   Wyoming"   Willard
'Mack's piny ol life In Mio west which
' Will   In*   Keen   |ii*|'e  (Ml   ^".Mli   Sopl,,     WHS
pnliiicii hy iho well laiiuuu hioulc an *
'isi   Mr.   n.  W.   Wcum-r.      Thin   diiip
ii-|iiohi*iiI'. ttool,-- nl piiMoni iiiiiI tlrlnii
.work; li in ■■•■\i,u!> lh'- l''-c' wide m»i|
I'nnic.   Mo*   liiwl.i'i-oiind   of   'lie   Malhv
lino li niul hliowt in Mi" ihsiiuii'i- nilK'-t
luxx'ttx. llio Minw (lipped Hir tlnrii nioiiii-
UHHi- Willi im* miiiiI>. i im uih iiihwii
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RESIDENCE OF AlO. CREE PAGE TWO
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNt-Z,    B.   C.   SEPTEMER 25 1909
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MISERY  AND  ITS CAUSE
* of the
of New
Char-
York
, Dr, Edwaiu T. Doviuc
ity Organization Society
lias wiiticii a book on "Misery and its
Causes." • •       ,-.
It is inifrt'Sting. well written, and,
from Mio point of view of the philan-
l hropist. revolui ionary.
Ur. Dovine has done moro than per
haps any oilier man to broaden both
ih" ouMook and llu- prouramme of modern f.-hariiy.
For ihe Socialist the book has little
value. For half.a century our leading
Ihlnkers havo said all Dr. Dovine has
io say.
It is somewhat nmusiim. therefore!,
when lie assumes tho role of a discoverer.
li is hard lo escape Mio"assumpiion
that he believes himself a pioneer at
the point in his book where he declares.
"In tfontra*it with the idea'ihat misery is mbral. Mio inexorable visitation
of punishment for immoral actions and
Ihe-inevitable outcome . of depraved
character, I wish to'present the idea
• ihat ii. is economic, the result of maladjustment :,: *  * "
There is almost a heroic ring to his
words when ho says: "I hold that personal (h-pravity is as foreign to any
sound theory*'of tho hardships of our
modern poor as withchcraft or demoniacal possession."
However melodramatic these declarations may seem lo Socialists, it is,but
just to say that Dr. Devine is a pioneer among' the pooplo of his own
craft.
Ho lias broken with an old'tradition
that has been dominant in ihe field of
.philanthropy  since  the  institution0 of
the  English  poor law.    *
That law' was a blind attempt to
abate" misery without stemming ils
fruitful source.
lt ignored the economic and political
causes of misery, sought to leave,
them untouched aiuf yet to maintain a
social oid*.'!*.' , '
Since then the dominant thought in
philanthropy lias ignored any effort to
==r111 cd Mm*, ^i I c*.=n rani icrji-—
millions are at present asking "What
shall  we do?" ■ ■
Their leaders can1 no longer win applause by condemning pplitics in the
unions. Therefore they are going into
politics.
All over the country Democratic and
Republican politicians are picking out
promising labor leaders . for political
advancement.
It would be interesting to find out
just how many labor leaders at tlie
present moment are holding political
office or campaigning for political office' either as Democrats or Republicans.
Mr. tiompcrs blazed the way and his
followers are already making lho trail
hot.
In old days tlie Socialists would
have called these labor politicians by
various unpleasant names. Today wo
observe these a acrobats with amusement,   . ' '  •    •
The Socialist movement is not large
but it is unquestionably the only political party of the working class. Hundreds of thousands wbo have not yet
voted the Socialist ticket are awakening to the fact that the Socialists are
honest,' sincere and devoted advocates
of the.best interests of tlie working
class. '
When, therefore, we see labor leaders trying to deliver Hie working class
movement to the old parties, we can
afford to look uf'on them willi amusement. ,
We begin to feel some certainly. We
know that the time is about past
when poor mountebanks like Dan R.
Keefe, Sam Prince, John Dogert iv.id
their like can-sacrifice the interests
of the' workers to their personal profit.
In the old days the Socialists were
alone in .condemning these "'nbor fakirs"; today the whole labor movement, ins inctively distrusts the labor
l.-11'iticiai1
- We begin to see then-that all these
men need-is plenty of rope with which
to.hang themselves. " '  ■ •
Today the masses of thc workers are
without organization or program. The
big political revolt is, one which is yet
to come.
But the workers'are progressing in
Uioit--ideas_iu_a_.w.av_infinilehL-satisfac--
A vast, critical literature exists, but
it has been tabooed and discredited.
The dominant thought that povetry
is due to personal weakness and indi-
-vidual shortcomings has sounded so
long and insistent that every critic has
been silenced. Such critics liave been
unprofessional, and unorthodox and
that has been sufficient to condemn
'their work.
, But Dr. Devine,is a professional. He
Is looked upon hy his colleagues as an
export. ,' He is in a postlon of great
influence in the old, old field of philanthropy.
-What ho says, therefore, will receive
groat, consideration even though it
breaks with the old views held by tradition and accepts the new views held
by Socialists.
Ho ninlntains the hardships of tlio
modern poor aro economic, social and
traditional. In his view, misery lies
.not In the uuallerable naturo of things
but arises out of our particular human InstiluUons, our social arrange-
monts our business, etc,
In othor words, his diagnosis is fun*
dniiiomully in accord wllh that hold
by the great  working class Socialist
Dr. Devlin1 is ioo keen a thinker,
loo well trained in science and ton
conscientious n seeker of facts to romnin In lliralldoin lo tlio grotesque
sophistry of I lit* philanthropic school of
Dw pa si,
And If his rupture with the past, Is
weak, faltering and Inconclusive, IiIh
dlngnosls of the grout soclnl 111 Is Mio
belated tribute of the Individualist tn
llm KouiidnoHs of Sofi-t.lst economics,
-ltohorl  Humor.
ofi
lory to the Socialist.
They begin to see the necessity
political-organization.
They .begin to doubt the wisdom of
voting the old party tickets oven
though it contains tlie names of a
few labor leaders?
• Cosily has been the losson.but. it
has been worth all the cost,
The labor movement begins to understand that it and not the Republican or Democratic parties must, control ils representatives.
It begins to understand that It must
nominate its candidates, finance their
campaigns and hold them responsible
after they are onc-o elected to any office. '
lt has learned Hint whon the old
parlies nominate labor candidates and
finance their campaigns that thoso
parties thereafter own thoso labor lea-
dors.
And so we are put lent. Rxporionco
Is Uio best teacher. And when its
lessons nro onco learned by tho mass
of the workors of llio world oui) dny
will como.
THE   BATTLE   15  ON
Awui'o'   l.ooU around you!      Luitoii
The but Ho Is on! Would you Hleep
Wlillo I Iir* march of tho pooplo Is
isliukiug old earth tu Its oct'iK'Hl
(loop'.'
Never wns u hnitl<> like this on lnnd
01    Hon,
On one nld" gold nnd the lust of power, on Mio other lho will lo Ik
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WHAT DOES IT MEAN t8 YOU?
There is a strike in progross agnlnst.
the American Shoot and Tin Pluto Co.,
n subsidiary compnny of tho Unlied
Slates Stool Corporation.
Thnt company has declared Its In*
luutlim lo operate all ils shoot, nnd tin
mills non-union nnd at the Hnmo tlmo
has posted a new schedule of wages
which shows a material reduction from
the union scale.
Tho men in all -.ho union plants except one, have refused to accept the
conditions and as a, result thoy are now
idle.
What the Trust Wants
In issuing the notice of its intention
to attempt to operate its mills nonunion, the trust was actuated by one
motive that actuates all its policy.
That, motive is to increase its profits.
It hopes to- do this by making itself
tho absolute dictator as to the wages
paid and the conditions that prevail in
all ils plants.
To do this it must create a condition that will prevent- its employees
from having anything to say0 as io
what thoir wages shall be or what
conditions they shall work under. To
create such a condition unionisiii will
have to be destroyed first, hence its
open shop (non-union) notice was
posted.
And for fear thfit you .might not
understand the real purpose o° it the
I rust accompanied it with'a wage
reduction. But the trust does hot want
to force wage reductions for both
force and wage reductions aro unpopular with„l|,ie people of this trust-
ridden nation.
. The trust has a large ■ number of
sheet and tin mills in excess of those
needed to fill the orders under nominal business conditions hence some of
these mills must be idle part of tho
time.'
The**-trust does not believe in nor
does it want competition in its own
business. It prefers very much to
have a monopoly if it could, because
monopoly is the goal of all trusts.
But the trust'is a firm believer in competition between its employees. The
trust has more mills "than it needs,
hence it cannot give all its employes
in the sheet and tin works steady employment, ,
' It has therefore ^decided to have
them compete for such work as is to
be done. Tlie competition will be
sharp and the lowest bidders will get
the work. They will get the -work
as long as they remain the lowest bidders. ■   Under the trusts's programme
-iue>— i-i in-iiOl- 1 «iiiani~Liic—iuncDi—oiu-
dersfor'a very long time. The trust
believes that starvation is a great incentive to the kind of competition it
likes.
It will see to il therefore that a
number of plants are idle for long
enough periods to sharpen competition
for work.
.And who will profit by this system?
The trust and nobody else.
The trust cannot and will not guarantee anyone steady work, It follows of necessity that the mills, can
work.no greater number of days per
year.' It must thon follow that tho
not yearly earnings of tho men must
be less and that tlio trust, will havo
the difference in its pocket.
By such a policy of cut-throat competition the trust hopes to escapo tho
public' odium attendant upon wage
reductions, by having Us idlo, Intimidated emloyes petition for an opportunity to work at Trust's terms, nnd
nt the same timo have uninformed
business communities credit to philanthropy acts that, wero prompted by
greed.
False Promises
With gllltorlng promises of steady
oinploymenl nnd bettor Jobs lho trust.
hirelings nre endeavoring to got mon
to operate Ils sheet and tin mills, Trying to got men to voluntoor io servo
the trust iu Ihe capacity of clubs to
bent down their fellow workmen nnd
Miemsolvos,
Tho trust Ih trying to fltibskllzo and
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LAOOR IN POLITICS
<rhlr.ii.'o   Dally  Socialint)
Onr* or I lie mont etilkcnlnK thiiiKH nt
ilif |irfs-."iit  iiiorn'-iit  Is lalior In poll*
tun.
Tin* masfcfH aro In n Htim> of unr«)nt.
Tl-rj* ilon'i hww rr..u,h, !»*Jt Iho-jr know
ihl.v mtti-b nt b-nm, tlmi* Hnnwhaw Dwy
Kt-l It In Uic Heel:.
roiise-iiK-fitl)' Dwy nrn dlntnrbod nnd
to bribe men to assist it in its efforts
to reduce more of its employes ,* to
serfdom or peonage. Too many men
havo eaten of the dead soa fruit that
tho trust has given for like services
In tho past .and they nre falling to
respond. The trust's bribes aro being spurned by all except incompetents, and some professional ;strikebreakers,
Tho .trust' has o-.ily ono hope left—
tho men who work in its non-union
mills,,
Wltli an ovor weaning confldonco In
Is ability lo deceive aud dupo thom
onco more the trust, now depends oii
the men in the non-union mills to assist It in forging tho shackles of industrial slavery on those who are now
struggling to be tree,
This Is the Non-Unionist's Struggle'
This Is tho most. Important, controversy that the sheet and Iln workors
of Iho United Slulm-i havo ovor engaged In, To nono Is Ir more Important
Ihiin lo llio men who havo, and aro
working in tho non-union mills of
both tho trust and lndopomlo-.it. mills,
For n numbor of yi'ars tlio mon working In tho non-union mlllfl of tlm trust,
have boon Hiillsf'lfd to accopl. a lowor
rato of wagoH tlmn thai prevailing In
ho union mills. Tho working condl*,
tions have been much Inferior lo the
oondltIoiik lu tlio union shops. Tho
mon In"tlio nonunion ihIIIh havo appnv*
cully accepted these wagon and conditions bcllevltiK that tlmy woro In a
.largo measure repaid by ronson of llio
steadier ..•niiiloyiiien* llioy received,
Tlm program of ilu< I main would alto
■•(■lolier all or this, The progriimmo
will put the men In tho non-union mill
on Uic defensive from the viewpoint
nf ciimpi'tlilou,
The trust wants all mills lo dm non*
union.     Those tli.ii an> now iiou-ini*
on would be on n uniform basis with
all oi lior mills, nml would bo able to
oporali* steadily only in keeping with
lho ability of llm employes lo survive
In the t-iiHIirmtl competition tlml Dw
TriiHl wnnlH to maintain between Its
employes,
TIIOKC (OllllKKIIIh mill  llio null-union
tint,   hiif-   .illt.'ir'.vl)  Uli   ■jdl'a.l.Ill.'lgP.'   "U
der certain conditions arc lo bo swept
away If the will of (ho trust provallH,
iind wltli tliom will go much of tin*
wage rati* together wltli mimlioml and
lu(l('i)fii(lcnc(*.
The non-union men are' therefore on
the defensive and must assert tliolr
right of self defence.
This is'.the sheet and tin workers
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to be mutual and concerted. Thoir
slogan should bo sounded ns with ono
volco, Tliolr wntch word should bd
unity, tho watch word of nations ■ of
progress, of civilization itself. Thoy
should apply the remedy, organize, organize, organize!
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LABiOR MEN IN
ANNUAL SESSION
Twenty-Fifth   Annual Convention in
Quebec  Opens—Prominent
Labor Men Speak
QUEBEC, Sept. 23—The 25th
annual convention of the Dominion
Trades and Labor covsrcss 'opened inhere this, morning..
One hundred and fin *r deleaiosg are
in attendance from all parts of the
Dominion. Delegates were welcomed on behalf, of the local (labor bodies
TALESPEOM THE GOLDEN "WEST
by Mr.. J. Desrosiers and Mr. Lewis
of the Federated Trades and Labor
Council.
■Mr. ■ Lomied Gouin, - premier of the
province, on behalf of the government
welcomed the delegates. The government, he said, had done much, but
would in future do much more in the
'I • a;
cause of labor.
Sir George Garneau, mayor of Quebec, also welcomed tlio delegates on
behalf of the city. .. \       *
Hon. MacKenzie King minister, of
Labor,* addressing the delegates, remarked upon the amazing progress
made by the Trades and Labor congress since it was first originated in
Canada. „ \
With regard to Asiatic immigration
he assured the delegates that the Dominion government had received no request to have the Grand Trunk Pacific
constructed by Asiatic labor and that,
should, such a request, be received
there would be ample time given for
all possible representation to be made
on the subject.
Mr. King, declared, however, that if
the Asiatics were not. allowed entry
the construction of the G. T. P. would
cost an enormous sum in the next few
years.
British Member Speaks
Will Crooks, labor member of British house of Commons for,Woolwich,
was greeted -with loud ^cheers Mr-
Crooks said that labor" organizations
have not yet reached the stage in the
old country where a premier and a
mayor would come out to welcome the
delegates to the convention. He warn-.
ed the* congress not to rely too much
on, labor departments in governments,
saying that he did not Believe in plac-'
ing too much confidence in a paternal, government. It. reminded him of
a story he said, of* a little boy who
was asked which he liked better his
Aunt Mary or-his Aunt Jane. "I like
—them_both,','- tlie lad   replied " "Aunt
have been instructed to reply to the
charges made against the International Trades unions by the Canadian ye
deration of Trades unions.,.'
Vice President James Simpson will
also have something to say regarding
the • treatment of United Mine Workers by the members of the Dominion
government.      ■ *"     ' ,    ?
Mr. Simpson does not hesitate to say
that the Dominion government, in his
opinion are behind the manufacturers
who are fighting the, United Mine Workers in Glace Bay.
There will be a contest for'Ihe presidency, thc present occupant of the
chair is Alphonse Verville, M. P., who
it is understood, will retire this time.
Mr. Simpson who has been vice-president for some years will fight all
comers for the position of president of
the organization.
QUEBEC, Sept. 23—The Dominion
Trades' and. Labor congress this morning got, down to work when standing
committees were struck.
Much interest was evinced in the
report of W. R. Trotter, Canadian labor representative in Great Britain,
with regard to misrepresentations as
to undesirable Immigration coming lo
Canada. After' referring ih detail to
his mission Mr. Trotter quoted statistics showing the exact condition of
British immigration, and related how
the work and efforts of the Dominion
Trades and Labor Congress were misconstrued in the British Isles. In concluding Mr. Trotter said: >
"We should-like to say with all emphasis possible that, there are certain
classes which Canada does not want
and for which she makes no provision.
There is, first of all, and' pre-eminently
the remittance man, men who live on
remittances from long suffering relatives* at home. There is another class;
in every way respectable, composed of
professional men and tradesmen for
whom there is no work in Canada. In
the meantime the land is overflowing
with them. If they are to immigrate
at. all It ought to' be to other colonies
where their chances of success are
greater. Men wanted in Canada are
men with some knowledge of agriculture.' There are many "openings for
such men, but-they must- be careful,
Canada is suffering from honest exaggeration. It is suffering too, from a
worse evil, a superabundance of-'real
estate agents and speculators in land*
It is, however, so good a country that
,.    Well, Well Bless our Souls -   ,
' Tliey've Dscovered Two Poles
Now They'll Have* to Shake Dice
, To Decide It -
There Will be Some Rai*.e Fun
If Both Found the Same One'
How on Earth will They Ever
*     Divide It?   ,    "  '
But While Cook and Cap Peary
In Lands Cold and Dreary
Were Ploughing Their Ways
Through the Snow
We Discovered a Fact
Worth Two Dozen Poles Packed!
And we Trust all, Good Housewives- Know
. '    That
Golden West Washing: Powder
. Cleanses—Purifies—Beautifies
Save Coupons for Premiums
THE WINNIPEG
STRIKE IS
LIVELY
Bricklayers to Come Out
in Sympathy With
Carpenters °
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Editor Warren of "Appeal
to Rea'son" in Limelight ,.\
CA SEI
Mary gives .me some jam, but Aunt
Jane, leave it where i" can get it myself.': , . o   ;
Dignity of-Workingmen
* Touching on the dignity of working-
man, Mr. Crooks said that workmen
sometimes were'heard to say: "I am
only a poor workman." "For God's
sake," said the labor leader, "Don't,
apologize for that; let the follow who
doesn't work do that."
The twenty delegates from,Toronto
have a number of important, subjects
to bring before the Congress.     Tlioy
exa^gemti6ircannot~lurrm_it~and~we"
who have land io sell are doing it the
best, service we can when we tell the
truth abouU it.",   - '     ■
At. the termination of Mr. Trotter's
report, Rov. Dr. Shearer, secretary of
the moral and social reform league of
the Presbyterian church, of Canada
congratulated "the convention on having in their midst the minister of labor and in the course of his-speech
emphasized the fact that'thero should
be a clear connection, between J'ibor
organizations and the clmrtjli."
Resolutions Passed by Tenth District
U.  M. W. A. Convent'cri
I-resident  Wm.  H.  Taft,  Washington
l.«. C:
'Von.  Sir.
Whereas, Editor Fred D. Warren of
the Appeal to Reason has become the
victim of a conspiracy hatched by the
supposed , servants of the people of
this great and free country of ours,
who have used the power of the court
to brand him as a felon, and
Whereas Editor" Fred D. Warren is
now confronted with a sentence of
imprisonment, and a heavy fine, as a
penalty for daring to stand unflinchingly for human rights, and      ■   •  /
Whereas, The poivqr and influence
of men in federal positions'has been
utilized to convict him, with the soie
object,, of strangling to death the
journal of whicli he is the editor,
and    '
■ Whereas, , Editor Fred D., Warren
and the Appeal' to Reason have at all
■times-slood-for—the—uplifting—oL—the.
handing over to justice of men who
are suspected of having committed a
crime against the United States laws;
therefore be it
Resolved, By the delegates of the
convention of the "United Mine Workers of America of the State of Washington, held in the city of Seattle, being citizens of the United States, that
if Editor Fred D. Warren is sentenced
to prison and has to pay the fine
imposed by Judge John. C. Pollock of
Kansas City, Kan., that every other
person in the United States of America who issues a similar reward to the
one issued by Fred D, Warren be meted out the same kind of justice, and
that the United States government do
take immediate action and prosecute
every citizen so offending, whether
he be a public servant or privato citizen, and be it further
IDOL OF PARTY
GOES bOWN
poor and persecuted workers and have
always been the'defenders of the oppressed ■ among the producers of this
great and free country of ours; and
Whereas we do not consider it a
cirme on his part to offer a reward
for the kidnapping of a fugitive from
justice when this is being practiced
continually by the various bank officials', sheriffs,, railroad officials and
other public servants and private citizens all over the Uniled-States, and
therefore we fail to understand, if his
offence Is a violation of the laws,of
the Uniled States of .America why the
United Stales ot America does not.
prosecute other officials or privato citizens who aro continually committing
tho same offence by sondlng' through
the United Stales mails and causing
to be posted ln the'post offices and city
offices rewards for the capture   and
Resolved, That as United Mino
Workers, wc will' call • on our entire
organization and also our affiliated labor organizations throughout the United States to demand at the hands,of
the United States of America the immediate dismissal of the Warren case
unless—evBrynierson-sgtoffendiffg_an"d"
is being allowed to so offend without
any attention paid to the offence by
the authorities of the United States of
America, be brought, to justice and.be
given .the same punishment as is'now
being meted,ou', to Fred 1). Warren,
editor of the Appeal;to Reason. We
demand these resolutions bo considered, that, we consider the persecution
of Fred D. Warren as an attempt to
bankrupt and strangle to death a papor that hns dared at all times to
punish the truth, same-paper being
known as the .\peal to Reason, and
still further
Resolved, Those 'resolutions bo sent
by mail to President, Wm, II, Taft,
Judge John C, Pollock of Kansas Qity,
Kan,, the seaniors and congressmen
at Washington, b, C—The Seattle So-"
clallst. *, x*
WINNIPEG, Sept. 23.—Twelve brick
layers employed on a building on Notre
Dame avenue, quit workayesterday afternoon as a protest' against the employment of non-union laboreis to do
work which should, in their opinion,
have been performed by skilled mechanics trom the ranks of the organization. The contractor who is erecting
the building had not signed the agreement with the carpenters' union, and
consequently he could not secure the
services of union carpenters for tlie
work.
Oiie of the bricklayers engaged on
the building quit work and called upon the other men to follow him. All
the bricklayers on the job at once
quit work, It was understood that
the question bf laying down tools on
all jobs where non-union men are em
ployed was to bo discussed at the regular meeting of the Bricklayers and
Masons union last night, but officials
seen after the meeting said' the question was not officially under consideration at present. A special meeting
would have to be held to consider a
matter of so much importance and a
summons meeting had been called for
Friday, next at which the question of
assisting not1 only the carpenters but
also the electrical workers and metal
workers, would be discussed.
At present, it was stated, no action
had been taken by the Bricklayers'
and Masons' Unions,, but. there had
been cases where men had quit work
rather than be on the. same job with
non-union men.
A case occurred in the city 'yesterday where, owing to a strike there
were no carpenters' to place joists in
position. The bricklayers were asked
to do the work but in view of the
situation- between the carpenters and
contractors. Gibbons and Harris, they
refused. . Until the joists are placed
no more bricks can be "laid and the
job * was thus suddenly brought ,to a
standstill.
This is said to be only one instance
of many ,similar occurrences; and
there is little doubt that the brick
[layers will readily agree to make a
sacrifice in order to assist the carpenters. • /
The schedule of the bricklayers at
the present time is 60 cents an hour
and the demand of the carpenters is
for 45 cents, the electrical workors 45
cents and the -sheet metal workers
"42"i-2_cent"s
Branches throughout Canada, and in United States and England
COUNTRY BUSINESS t%^l^StSTZr'i!Lt^
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RANJ-flNfr   RY   MATT    -^■•'*co"nts i».iv be opened   by mail and monies
UAllAlllU   Dl    lUiilL ,u,p0sitl,(1   ,,;   Wjth(ir:uvn   j,,  this way  witli
0(|iial facility.
H. W. TRENHOLME. Manager,' Fernie.
Every Housekeeper
values tlie opportunity  to  save,
Many a penny may
be saved by purchasing- all-, your
Meat and Poultry at
our market.
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Your  orders
attention.
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Meat   Merchants
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Wholesale and  Retail Butchers
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•     Back to our Old Stand
We beg to announce to our many customers that'we have removed to our old quarters next the Bank of Commerce pending the
erection of our new building opposite thc King Edward'hotel.
Governor Johnson of Minnesota Dies
After Heroic Struggle With
The Grim  Reaper
ROC!IKSTKH, Minn, Sept. 23.—Oov*
oruor Johnson, three Union olooted to
lio governor of Minnesota, ti enndldnto
I'or.. tlio llomocrutle. nomination uh pro-
Blilonl in 1008, vincl looked upon by
many throughout the country «fi the
prohnhlo Democratic, Nnllonnl Stand-
nnl Hearer In 11)12, died at, at. Mary'H
hospital nt. H.iiU o'clock thin niorninit,
following nn opcrtilloii lawt Wcdwm-
day.
flovcrnor .loliiison'H lifo was continually In tlio halanco until thu ond, arrived. Ho I'roinioiUly did IiIh condition cliimuo nlicniatoly for holler then
I'or woi'ho Hint IiIh phyKlclitiiH, ovor,
hopeful, hut nono loo npllmlHlle, were
ulilo to nny nt no lime hIiico the op-
eraliou thai the governor hud more
than a fighting chance lo wivo hiH
life, At Ii)k IkmIhIiIo when tho cud cniiio
were AIvh, .lohimon, MIhh Margaret
Hulllviiu, Kriml* A. Day, ihe governor'a
, prlvnlo HeiTolary, l-'rod 11. Lynch, Iho
Democratic National ('omiiiltlooman,
nnd llio MIkhoh Jennie and Hchlllcr tho
1,11,1. I,,IJ,      ,1      HUl        tU, I,    .       .•...jii      .....Ha.
Diul IJjcri' were Inirc!*, of blond j.nl.wn
Ing nnd that tlio olmiiiodlato cauno of
dcnlli had been exhaustion nnd heart
failure*, Tho doctor Htated yont»rdiiy
morning that the patlont'H wonderful
roHlfltmico Indicated nn aliiiOHt total
nbHtlnonco from dlfmlpatlnn in nnv
form. IIIh vitality Ib almost thnt of a
child, Hnld lho doctor, and thla has
boon tho groatoHt factor In prolonRinu
hin oxlBtonco. Whon tlio governor
breathed IiIh last Mra. .lohnaon, who
had boon In almost hourly attondanco
ut her hualund'8 Icdaldc, and who had
horno up bravely under tho ordeal, totally collnpuod and was tniton to tho
Sullivan homo. Governor Johnson was
In a lot hawk* Htalo during tho creator
part "of Uio nlRhi. but occiiHlonnlly wiih
rouRod OHpoclnlly aftor a fow words lo
Mrs, JohiiHon, At tlniOH ho Boomed to
wish that tho ond might como I'or on
ono occasion ho snld "My lho tlmo
driiRH Hlowly and I am ho .uncomfortable,"
The   governor   lapsed   Into   uncon*
HClOUHtlOHH    lit     I    O'clock,   TOWIU'd    t ll 0
ond ho revived and raised himself ho*
vornl ilniOH to pat, IiIh wlfo on the
cheek, IIIh Inst words woro "Well
Nora I riiobh I'm going. We havo
nmdo a brave flRht."
(lovernor Johnson was ouo of the
idols of lho ■Domoenitlc pnrty. Iln whh
prominently mentioned for tho presidential nominal Inn liml yonr and wiih
cotiHlileredeb y many the probable'
ooiiHldorod by many iih lho prohnhlo
choice of llio IiIr convention In the
yenr DD'i.
Ilo wiih horn of humblo panmlaRo,
In the Htale whero lm had throo tlinos
boon elected Rovornor. Uo wan of
Swedish Htock and the pride of IiIh
race, Whilo MlnnoHotii Ih ii Itopnb-
Henn Htalo lje wns always able to carry ll by a Rood mn Jority,
THE INCOMPETENT MANAOER
Thomii!* V r.dhinn Ik reported a« «ny*
Iiir recently'.
"A workman should Moor donr of
n hnilly inanaRod shop. When an Incompetent miiniiRer finds lio Is loslnit
money, the ffi-Ht thing ho doos Is to
cut 10 cents a day nom un* v.stKv-r> in
oach of his mon. That'll tho only
way ho knows to euro a deficit. A
capable mnwigor would look around
Rome way to hoo If ho could not, dovlso
somo way to mako tho work of his
men moro offoctlvo.
I RiiesK about, twenty pur cent of
tho employers nro moan follows, who
ulwuyti wunt lo cut thc wagcsi of their
moii. Tlio rest I think would rather
mako thoir men moro offoctlvo and
incroaso thoir wages."
The bricklayr.'s are considered to
have the best organization in western
Canada ancl laboring men believe they
hold the key to the situation in Winr
nipeg.
LIVING ON $18 A WEEK
A Comment on the Prize Contest in the
Los  Angeles   Record
"Can wo' live on $18 a week comfortable without, liav'.n0* to steal llko
Joe Brooks In 'Paid ln Full,' played at
the Mason,", la the question asked of
the readers of the Record. The five
housewives who wrote tho prize winning letters, Iin\*o from all accounts
solved the question for all five assert
that, wo can live, as a family, on 18
dollars a week, , One contestant even
proves that, they—a'family of four-
are well.cared for and happy on 12
dollars a week, To my mind these
letters neither settle the question nor
prove n standard of living. For wo
must not Ignore the fact that there
are thousands of miners, mechanics
and clnrkH who earn this $IS n wcok
In coiiHoquonco of the nmbltloiiH of tho
oo Urooks type, in give Jewelry to
their wives. If life was all n clockwork without sickness or death, with'
out ambitions and strife nothing but
nn existence to out, sleep and drink,
to dol ho and house our bodies no need
of disputing that wo can llvo on less
than $12 if need be, There are thousands-of cases, In New York even,
where people live on Iohh than $12 u
week. Hut don't lot uh forgot that al
tlio expense of their standard of living
gained through swealshop and child-
labor ■■onditlniiH, we gel the bargains
In our hi ores which1 enable us lo save
—ii Utile—on our Income of $l« per
week. Ilut hero look over tho prize
otters onrol'iilly, use paper and pencil,
mark down each expense and' then
look over tho IIhi to hoo whal all Hhh*<-
h mlKHlng In our modern life, Wo lake
Ihe prize loiter and make an analysis.
Study with cave: Kent $i,r.n, gas :.>,
electric If Kill 2HC, milk ll.'cjce 10 c.
groceries and meat.-* *fil, rough dry
wash line. collnrH and cuffs laundered j
1,'c, enr faro lido, papers and nuignz-j
lues 2'pe, with a biiliiiin* of Jl.T.'i foi
clothing nnd IncldeiitnlH,
Now mark the expenses tlmf   lum
been    carefully omitted,     ],lfo Iiikiii
|P.«$.«.«.'S.«.«^^
s.
Andy   Hamilton
Tinsmith  and Plumber
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We can furnish you with estimates in
anything in our line
II
p.
x
^.■srasKKftss;!^^
^s*x>:?!
25 to 35 per cent.
Von  will   .*nviv Ity
liuying Clot hi ng
IVoin  us
Ooniploto   sinc.k   ol
Win lor goods,
Call am
.st.o us boforo you
buy olsewlioiv.
Sweaters, 75c*, Wool Sox 3 pair 50c
Pure Wool Underwear, suit $1.75
Flannel Shirts $1.25 each
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KEFOURY   BROS.
N'l'M tn lllii'liiillV dimly Slue* Ni tl In Nml!n in II nil)
PRANK JONES WITH "IN WYOMING"  A8   MANK  JONES  AT   FERNIE
OPERA HOU8E WEDNESDAY SEPT. 20
repairing or replticiim of houi'ehold
uteiisllH ban a piace on Uu> llm. Ami
liiHt but uot leant you notice that Uieiv
auce, dues for frnteiiiiil orders, to have|Ih un mention niade oi hiivIhi; lor nld
prnU'ellnii in HleliiiehH and oilier iron-
lileK*,  doctor, denllHt    nnd    medicine
1>I11h;   Iravellliu; expciwh lu  ciiho  of
Ihe lmidiand IohIiik or kIvIiik* up liln
position  In one town and hiivhiK in
,      ,1 .   1   ,      I,   I    Ir    It-,     f.M.iM"
lltll, I.    i It    .ti.Ua,.'   ,,!,--.
men wovktni' on Dw nuwdiift, how
niiinv can afford to have even tlie mont
economical life nlniiK. imd children
are decidedly out of the (im-Mlon alio
Kollier, Maybe ii relative of the family dli»s or Ih somewhat In need of iih
hlhlilllie   VvlilH'   >»'   tnto,   ..*.     ...    ♦»'<   **.
week family prlvlloKcd or ablo to \w
tho |*l.7."i meant for Incidental-* to nny
nilvnntiiK-n to help an lined or dlHabled
member of lho family?
Then what nboul llio ilnn* of om of
work, -when ll kiIich mnntlm, nny
yum* ofu-n to catch up wl'li tour ev-
pnriBoH. Thoro Ih no ineiuKm mndo of
uuliuol hooltn, no mention nf nullnKH tn
tho bench, no mention of n vocation
for lho ll'roil brondwlnner of tho family, no flro Insurance Is mentioned, no
Loans
On first clnss
buslnecu nod run*
dentin!   property.
ni**.', i'or lie- education of the child.
I'or the bnllilliii; of n home, or any*
UilniJ, Ihul markH the i.nihlilon ul a pro
KI'ohhIvo human belli*-; wbo loolin for
ninro in life I lum n Job lo pny for n
ill"!'" ll'-ln" V(i*i* 111  iTHlfil il'ilcill  'Imuni
Ih one thlim- which Hichu cnihiiHliiHilo
||H 11 Week llOIIHelleepei'H llit.e to admit, thill Ih. they illlic liol lliereilhe Hie
family to any i;r<'Hter number Mum
three, potmlbly four, which menus Mint
hi  Hplte of all  rcUnion, In Hplie    of
*TU I ll ,      ll        ..,,.       , 1   ,, ,.      , ,,»,
plt'H are ((impelled U> practice rave
Hiilrlilt*. Wc hlmply reach Mm* Miikc
of our nelKhbiii'H In Krance xxho have
adopted tin* "two children per family"
HyHiein and Mm nice hriK dccreiiHcd in
number.
Tlui*.  I-t on.- UiIuk tl,.* *is »    w,'< I-.'
family will mirely iietile, Mini Ih the
InterriftMoiinl  pence    ennfereno*,    !»*
caune in time them will not he enough
Hnldlorn to flRht Mm biittlcR.—I.oh An*
K-. ]es Citizen.
DROP   IN   AND  TALK   THE
MATTER   OVER   WITH   US
Real Estate & Insurance
•Uree be tviOTTatt ,w-^.-V.jwr^-ii-jT.- —T—Tflr-lVr, -*-r 'l-^'"'*~~■^^TrWltrTir-tn-wth*i V'■,fcl■th.fIn T ■* li...'     ....;.
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,      THE   DISTRICT  LEDGER,  FERNIE.    B.   C.   SEPTEMER  25  1909
®\}t Mzltitl ttb%tt
y
$1.00 a year in advance. Address.all communica-
tions_ to the "Manager" Disp-ict 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 houorable business men who advertise,
uor pay the debts of honest bankrupts.
This offer holds good for one month after the
transaction causing the complaint; that is we must
have notice within that time. Iu all cases in wri'cing
to advertisers say "I saw it in The Ledger."
W. S. STANLEY,
Phone 48;  Residence 9 Manager and  Editor
SOMETHING MUST BE DONE
" ' 1 lie many eases oi' typhoid ('ever in the cjty li-*i*l
ii.-. lo believe that th.-iv must have k-'o!* a niiscar-
i*.>■.*(■ nl' duly liy iiui' hi'iilUi oi'i'i.ri*. W .- know iij-.it
he lias not done nil Ikj should have done in (his i*e
•ranI. ami jiossilily Iln*i*e ;u'*e oilier enscs as well
where lie' has lieo*i dcrdici in afteinliii"' to his duties: Iiui oven l.lu'ii the city council is nol cnl.iivly
liliimeless. They hire (his officer, ihey pay him.
and why should they im1 oil Iht control his work in
liml e;ij);n*ily or else jjot some one else who will
„ attend to it. Perhaps tlie' sa.lary is small, il' so it
should    he   raised    unlil'  a proper, watch is kopt
D hy a competent judge as'lo sanitation or oui* city.
Out* lives are worth more consideration than the
cost ol' ;i hundred or more inspectors, and a matter
of wages should not lie considered at all. 11' the
milk vendors are lo hh'tme Iheir business should he
.slojiped.Juil from what wc can gather we do not
allacli the blame to Hint. One doctor this week,
while attending a boy who has a very severe attack
of the fever made the statement thai' a certain back
yard was the cause of this lad's and-unother's sickness.     This {dace was pointed out specifically and
. directly hy ourselves to the health inspector as
one Unit required immediate attention. .What was
done.' y,u one has scon. A member of the polico force came to us a short, time ago after we had
-mentioned' the fact that*, we knew of yards- that
should be looked after, lie seemed anxious to do
big tilings and we informed him of this same yard.
\VhnI result ? Haven't seen any yet. Next, one-
of the aldermen -spoke to the writer about health,
and'we casually mentioned this yard. Oh. yes. he
i'.-as going to-have the'matter attended to; and he'
■ would bring the matter    up at tlie next  council
'"meeting.     Well, all we cairsay is that the matter
ers have found out at last what the general public
have known for some time, that tlieir idol has feet
of clay? Please go back, dear reader, and review
what Mr. Ross has done in the ,past.. It won't
take many minutes. Notwithstanding his unwillingness, or inability to do any better.'.or as well, as
oiie of tli6.se "abhorrent Socialists." our member
demeans himself imperially. He appears to esteem
himself, a free agent, responsible to no orie. and
wields the big stick as.capriciously as Teddy Roosevelt.     Mr. Ross makes a sad mistake if he allows
i
himself to think that, he stands very strong with
any section of;'the. community. But apart from
that, from certain rumbling reverberations and
distant murmurings which have reached our ears,,
wc should not be'surprised should an eruption take
place shortly. Perhaps this is the real reason
that Caesar condescends to inform his few failhful
cohorts.that he will again lead them to victory over
the barbarians, and return in triumph to Victoria
with malcontents—Liberals—and best of all,.Socialists— gracing in captive bonds his chariot
wheels. Blind adherence to either of the great
historic parties'' has always been a mystery to,us.
but in the caso under consideration it is strange,
passing belief. But wait and watch—we shall seo
what we'sliall see.
The editor is not .responsible for the
opinions  of correspondents:
Editor Ledger: >
CONCERNING THE SABBATH
ITS PURITY
ITS FLAVOR   v-,
ITS FRAGRANCE
ITS RELIABILITY
Are responsible for its
Enormous Sale of 18,-
000,000  packets annually
"lir^fiiriirtli^yal^ri^eople living next, orMielowTT
are suffering. Their children have the fever and
perhaps will not recover, and yet the nuisance- is-
allowed.
Others blame the water of West Kcrnie. the. Aii-
j.cx and the Recreation Grounds. As far as this
is concerned the water may or may not lie to blame,
Hut this we do know the city health inspector a
long time ago Condemned this well water and posted- notices up lo that effect. At that time the
council should havo put in extensions to these
places, and not have allowed the people to use the
well water. But when they wore approached
thoy had n'o money. Money be hanged; in various
ways they liave spent lots of-money since, and
even had they to go into debt; Ihey should have
provided those, people witli a central tup. where
they could procure pure water. Instead of that
anyone who wanted to be onrofiil and not use the
well water had to pay for n private line and one
person in the Hoc-rout ion grounds did so. The
rest havo.lo use wnter that the city council hns
condemned. It is nil very well to say "boost for
l-'eniie," but thi! fact, that glaring inconsistencies,
such us above, are allowed, prohibts any honest
boosting,
The sooner things are done differently the. sooner the boosting will avail, Appoint a new health
inspector, test the milk, rush the eity water to these
purls and then boost, as much as you like.
Aro you satisfied with the present political system? Do yon get. anything like the value of your
labor,' Can you live coini'orlably on what you
i ive from your day's toil? Is everything running along smoothly for you? If you are satisfied
keep on vol inn *•><•• "I'l parly way. II' things aro
not right, mid wt* venture the opinion that you M*ill
agree with us Ihnl they are not right, then vole
the new wiiy—the Socialist ticket nt Ihe forthcoming olcclioii. Are you entitled to vote? That
is the most serious (|iiest.i<in, Vou iiiny be very
ardent or sincere about helping lo change Ihe
present uneven, system, bill at the polls if is voles
1 lint cotinl--not the wishes or desires of lho would-
be voter. If you are not already on Ihe list, get
busy and attend to il at once, Kvon at the sacrifice of a shift you should regis!er, then you can
prove by the ballol that you desire, n eluiiige. Another ipiestinn: "Arc your friend.-, on the list,'"
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TRAINING TO FIGHT SOCIALISM
.    The Toronto Globe iu a recent issue had the following which speaks volumes:
London despatches announce thai a school has
been established lo train speakers ttroppose Socialism, and that the graduates will be sent forth to
preach the-gospel of individualism under salary,
This shows a' rapid change from the attitude of the
wealthy classes .of Britain, who found in .Socialism
when an impossible dream, a protection from the
greater danger of a pure individualism un,der'freo-
dom of contract. The land tax proposals of
Lloyd-George are not in any sense Socialistic, but
take their rise in the extreme,individualism of ITer-
berl Spencer. His writings'have been the greatest
modern bulwark against all kinds of governmental
encroachment or. aggression. , In perfecting his
theoretical system of individualism .he discovered
that the primary-essential was freedom of contract,
and that this could not exist without the ,<. equal
freedom of* all to the use of the .earth's surface.'
His declaration that no generation-had a right
Uralicnato the land to private owners, though es-
setitial to the individualism of which he was the
admired champion, attracted but' little attention
until chapters'from his works were used as pamphlets in the Irish land agitation of the early eighties;*
The ruling classes of .Britain, the landed proprietors, suddenly learned that, their great champion
was really more dangerous * than their Socialist
assailants. , ..."-.
The Socialists became not only tolerated, but en-
Editor Ledger:
Sir: In view of.,the lecture given in
Bruce's hall last Sunday on- The Lords
Day Observance, I wish to make the
subject a little more pronounced, andv
also clear to those directly interested
and to remove and misunderstanding
that may exist with regard to the difference between Sabbath and the
Lord's Day.
.If it were' merely a question . of
observance or non-observance of a
day it might easily be disposed of, inasmuch as the apostle leaches us in
.Romans xvi. 5-6 ancl also in Colossians
11-16 that such' things are not to.be
made a ground of judgment. But 'in
view of the fact that there is a great
principle involved in the Sabbath question it is a matter of great importance
to place it upon a clear and scriptural
basis. We are all, I hope, familiar
with the nature of iho fourth commandment, Exodus xx-S-11, and the
hard and fast terms laid down, ft ml we
find in Numbers-xv a man stojted for
getting slides on the Sabbath. All
this, is  plain   and   absolute   enough, j
Wyoming" will be presented at tho
cpera house September /.Dili by un
especially selected cast
The German government new* recognizes the right of organization for all
wage workers except, servants and agricultural laborers.
DELICIOUS-PURE-HEALTH
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AT   ALL   GROCER^
IN WYOMING
couraged, aad the individualistic theories of Spencer were relegated to the background, Now the
Socialists seem to have become so aggressive that
their school of Governmental omnipotence is to be
attacked.
Just what school of individualist philosophy
can be used against them has not been disclosed'.
The ruling classes seem to berin a state of alarm
between IlerbeiH Spencer with his threatening
individualist, philosophy on the one side and the
deep sea of Socialism on the other,
A WISE SPEECH
Carnegie at a late dinner made'the following
chavaeteristic speech, which is worthy of due consideration:
"Comrades. I was born in poverty, and would
not exchange its sacred memories with the richest
millionaire's son who ever breathed, "What does
he know about fathor or mother? They are mere,
names to him. Oive me the life of the boy whose
mol her is nurse, seamstress, washerwoman, e.ook,
teacher, angel and saint all in one, and whose father is guide exempliur. No servants to come between, These are the boys who are liable to the
best, fortune, Some men think that poverty is a
dreadful burden and that wcalih lends lo happiness. "\Vhnt do they know about it? They know-
only one side and they imagine the other, T have
lived both and I know Ihore is vory little in wealth
that can add lo( human happiness beyond the small
eoml'oi'ls of life. Millionaires who laugh are very
rare, My experience is that wealth is apt to take
Ihe smiles nwny."
We cannot vouch for the latter statement. .We
were never rich,—Nd.
"Will Won Again."
Illnl  is--.l|o of oil!' cotoln.
So runs a h<a*t lino in the
Tlio Ivl-Tclice is nf colll'M
lo tlfi* present nifinli.T ill tin* IV I'. I,i-*'is!;it err tor
this dislrioi.    No one ovvr doubled  for a minute
"thai Mi*, lioss would run iij,'aiii nud again if given
llio ellilMee, Dill' eoteill Would IlllVe hail jllst IIS
heavy a "scoop" if they had iiiinoiiucoil thai W.
U. b'oss K.C.'M.IM'.. would eat breakfast the next
illuming. Therefore we come to ihe conclusion
lli;it more is- ))oliiii(il tb.' statement iTi;• 11 ,-i nn'iv iiom-s
"sroop," What is il.' Is (hero some Ijtiio un-
easiness on tie* part nf Mr. Woks3 Can he have
heunl distant mnnniiriiiKs ainong his .supposedly
faithful diseipl..*.''      Ih it pn-tsible that his support"
A telegram lo hand announces the fact Hint
Scab Hulko has jumped the town of Colemnn. and
left his faithful few for purls unknown. Here
einleth the first lesson on the Canadian union--
Amen. We wonder if lie took Hrandouski and
IhiiToltoNki of Ihe "Colemnn Miimlori" wiih him.
The despatch does not say, If so wlml. will Ihe
church do? J
An artielo which we publish on another page
showing some oxcrepls from Ihe evidence of the
i-ei-ont Duncim ease may prove interesting.     The
1i,,l     of   (he    !|Hll1ev    in    tlojt     M     t'l'l'olwH'f   IK    lwlWOOII
devil and iln- deep -w;\ W lie doen not break
the rules ho cannot hold his job, and if lie breaks
the rules he is liable to anvs! and fine, The duties
imposed on him are too heavy.     One mnn hns to
,ln lii.. m-i,el.-  nt* uovii|**il   ill  llio noiii'O nf oil'Itt   hour*
Surely it is up to the conl barons to adjust    litis
grievance.
"In Wyoming,' which comes to the
Fernie opera house on September* 29
is, without doubt, the best play Sir.
Willard Mack ever offered or wrote!-
the story is interesting throughout the
the entire four acts and there is not
moment, from the rise of the.coin-tin
when the interest of the spectators
lags. The characters are all taken
from life, and are a correct portrayal
of the people-who go to make up the
inhabitants of the state from which
the play takes its name. The scenes
nnd incidents are. laid in the, beautiful
Big Horn valley, the corner of inter-
Man has" iio right lo alter the law'of jest bei"S thP ranch "of a well to do
God in reference tb the Sabbath, no ' cattleman.      The picturesque scenery
more than lie has a right to alter it in
reference to murder, adultery or even
theft. The entire body of tho old
tesfament'.scriptures fixes thejsevent'h
day as the Sabbath, and the fourth
commandment lays down the mode in j =.
which that Sabbath was fo be observ-!
od. „. |
But-it will be said we are not un-]
der the law, we are the subjects ofi
the Christian economy. True andj
perfectly true. All true Christians are
according to the teachings of Romans
vii and viii and Galatians 3 arid 4, the
happy and privileged subjects of the
Christian dispensation. But if so
what is the day that specially characterises that dispensation? Nol. the 7th
day but. the,'first day of the week.
The' Lord's Day.. Hence this day
should be observed willi all the sanctity, sacred reverence and hallowed
retirement and* elevated tone of which
our new nature''is capable. Yet it is
a. deplorable 'fact, to see right in our
midst the desecration* of, this .hallowed
day by (hose of the profesisng church,
such.as mountain climbing, unncces-,
sary travelling out of town to other
points lo take in a baseball gamo, or
the like. I will mention a few of the
new testament teachings on the Lords
day to give it its proper place in every
well regulated mind:
-The Lord ,!esus rose, from the dead
on that day.
.' He met his* disciples once ancl again
,ou_thut_day, 7 '. 1 .	
The early disciples met to" break
bread on that day and all Christians
should continue to do likewise in obedience. .
■Paul directs the Corinthians to layby their contributions for the poor
on that day.
The, nbove are conclusive and fully
prove tho distinctness of the Sabbath
and the Lord's Day.
It should be to all Christian hearts
the deepest sorrow to see one ot their
number taking common ground with
the ungodly, the profane, the thoughtless, and the pleasure' seeking multitude In desecrating the Lord's Day.
Let all Christians see to it that this
day is hallowed ancl elevated hy constant prayer and praise, and not flittered away in the giddy whirl of excitement and desecration that emanated from those on the side of tho ungodly,
Yours truly
A Sinner Saved by Grace   '
is all made from scenes painted on the
spot by the eminent painter, \Y, 0.
Wegner, and such has been, the success of the painter in reproducing the
PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
Un
Editor Ledgor,
You will romombor Unit lho candidates at the last municipal oloction
went, aftor tho last administration for
not having given our. quarterly audits, ' Every enndldnto wan'n loform*
or and he If elected, would seo to lt
that no moro sin would ho committed,
nut. what has happened? Will the mayor and council toll tho ratepayers
why thoy hnvo not. publlnhed the oiinr-
torly audits?
Tho city finances may ..bo all flight,
nnd If all right tlio host way of ostah*
HhIiIiib thnt fact Is for tho council to
take the people a little Into lh ir confidence,
Somo sny thai the official-t lmvo to
depend upon the administration of .nis*
tlco for their salaries. Thai mtroly
Is not so. A city Hint woiil I share in
crime Is worse than lho cr'inliiiil, For
tho snke of thoiTimilvoH tlu council
should como out. boldly nni Jioiieatly
and clour up somo things,
Suppose tho council call n public
mooting ami toll tho peoplo how thn
treasury stands, It in all li'dil to
pat Ihe council on the bnck nnd nny
well done bociume ho many Improve-
menlH hnvo heou made, Ilut iIooh
one over stop lo think how much Iiiih
linen borrowed?
Do people ronlh'.c that ll city, like
an Individual, must meet Dw day of
reoKonhiK*?
What Ih the nionnlng of hiicIi high
HHHCHHinent? No, Hir, nil does nol
seem well.
Vnin** tnilv
RATEPAYER
Itolh Cook mid I-Vary oliiini lo have found Ihe
pole in April. The public are no doubt beginning
io think il was the first.
KvtM'y time a union mnn spends a iliiiii. for nonunion products In* is aiding tbe employer of seni
labor and furnishing him with money to fight or*
gani'/.ed Inhor.
NOTICE ,i
l\ iho niiitier of nu application for
the iHHiijf of a duplicate certificate of
iViu:  HI mi   i.i lii-m it  -'l  'it.'m ui  Krmn-
(Map 7:tl.i
Notice Ih hereby Riven Unit It Ih my
Inloinlon lo In Hue at the expiration of
one mouth nfter lho flint publication
hereof n duplicate of the'certificate of
title to the ahovo mentioned lot lu
the turn*' of .".tU'twt'l .1. Civ.u'y, John
llobcit Homh nnd William A, Uohh,
whleh r.T-irietif.* fn iXntcd thn Mb
day  of  October  ll'OT  .'ind  numbered
'rtifiA.
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same that one • can. almost feel the
aroma bf the cactus and sage bush,
and imagine the inhaling of the dry
choking alkali dust., "In Wyoming" is
an, American play aiid will live long in
the hearts of the American theatregoers.   ' .    , ' 7    ,
,One of the most-interesting productions that will be at the Fernie opera
house this season is ."In Wyoming."
If is the product of the versatile Willard Mack's pen. Mr: Mack was" happy
in the selection of his locality, upon
which to build a story, and it contains
all the elements that-go to make it a
success. No section of America holds
a stronger fascination for the tourist
than docs the great west, witli ' its
great wide plains, and interesting characters. 31i*. Jilack has laid his story in
Wyoming, the famous cattle country,
where many stories can be told of fortunes made and lost., lie has cleverly
converted actual occurrence and sceno
to stage uses, and how well he did hi--,
work'will be, demonstrated when "In
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Fernie, B. C, September 25tH, 1909
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Quite a scare was caused among the
inhabitants of the Jlorrisey cottages
by the discovery,of the remains of a
dead dog, which had been drow.uecl in
the dam from which these people get
thoir water. lt is supposed1 to have
been lu the dam some six weeks and
when found was in horrible oendition
The water al this time of year is not
loci good ai best and much of thc sickness which prevails is put down Co
had water.' , It is therefore not sur
prising that the finding of a dead,dog
in the water which the people have to
drink,   should  cause  something  of  a
, .seiisniion.' Tho drowning of dags
and .cats in places where they havo no
right to be and are not intended for
any such practice, is not an uncommon ono and certainly wants putting
a mop to. They had better far be
shot and ' burled. This would not,
cause the owners any trouble, and"
from a health point of view, would be
a blessing lo everyone.
While, on the subject of dogs it is
really surprising the number of dogs
there are In Conl .Creek. Some people are not content wiih having one,
hut - must needs have two or three.
This Is most annoying when one is
coining .homo lato at night or going
to work early in the morning to have
half a dozen dogs conic barking and
snarling at. your heels; even if they
don't bite you ihe experience is an
unpleasant, one, We remember when
Constable Kompsoii was here he went
out oue night iind shot about half a
dozen of them, and we are of the opinion that,the same might, be,done now
by the present constable, which .would
be a distinct gain to the general pub
lie. This would be quite fair as those
who had their dogs under control at
night would be quite'safe, while those
who had not would deservedly ■ lose
thein.
Born:' To Mr", and .Mrs. .Joseph Mil-
- burn one pair of diggers, twins at that.
_TMlfluivoi' and his staff aro recmesled
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COOK AND  PEARY
BACK FROM
POLE
singing of* the Welsh hymn '.'O Frynia
Caersalem ceir Gwcled." The funeral was very largely,, attended.
■ The following particulars will bo of
interest to many'.' ' The parents of
Mansell Rees, Mr. and Mrs.* John Itees
are natives of Hanelly, iCarmarthansli-
irc, South Wales, whole also were
born their five sons, viz. John, Davey,
Mansell, Sydney and Freddie, and
their daughter Winnie. Tlnjy came
here about two years ago, Mr. Rees
and four of the sons having worked
here since then. Previous to coming
here Mr. Rees worked in Calgary in
the building trade. The deceased
youth had been employed at No. five,
mine since tho beginning of .July of
last year,
Numerous have been the complaints
this past week in reference to the post
office. There seems to be no system
of conducting affairs there. The puh-j
lie convenience seems to be tho last j before bein
consideration. The office is opened j bodies.'
and closed in si. to suit tho convenience
of those who are supposed to conduct
It'in the ^interests of the public It.
is very annoying when one goes thero
on business about: mid day fo find a
notice posted up (hat the office will
be closed until such a time. • Personally we have every respect for the
people in charge, but. we have a right
to expect an efficient service. If it
is necessary to have the office closed
al a certain time during the day then
it is also necessary that, the public
be given due notice and not be humbugged in the way they arc. Let us
have some sort of a system that we
can understand and regular office
hours. We hope to see some improve
Great   Burst   of Enthusiasm   When
Parties Land--To Prove The
Real
-lscoverer
NEW LORlv, Sept. 2*2—"When immaterial has been got together, and
put into. shape it will be submitted
in the first instance to the University
of Copenhagen. After that it will be
laid before tho geographical societies
of the world. I will not consent to
submit any fragmentary .portions of
my observations or of my records to
any one, Tlie report and all the data
connected with niy trip must, be examined in their entirety together with
instruments, sonic ,of which I have
in my possession and others of which
are at pVosent on the way to America
at. the present moment. These will
be all properly controlled and tested
submitted   lo   scientific
The above statement was given by
Dr. Cook to the public today.
Referring to Peary Dr. Cook said:
*'[ have as yet heard nothing but the
vaguest reports. I prefer for the present to believe these statement which
are attributed to Peary are-incorrecl.
I am absolutely certain that none of
tho reports .which liave appeared in
print are eiiher from my Eskimos,
Aliwelah and lDtitkiskuli, or from a Mr,
Harry Whitney. Mr." Whitney has
without any doubt kept his promise'lo
me not to say anything about' my expedition and its results and I feel
sure of my Eskimos."
On question of,his plans, Dr. Cool-:
tend to let.
at. present.
to be present on Saturday ..for the
christening. Joe was well known at
the club and It is expected that all
members of the C. C. L. and A,. A.
will be invited.
Last aturday being pay day quite a
crowd journeyed to Fernie and took in
the sights of B.C.'s premier city. As
the boys had not had a pay for five
weeks they were in fine mood for a
jollfication and they certainly did enjoy themselves, one of them too much
as he found out lo his cost. ,6n the
whole however the crowd was a good
natured and ornerly one.
Dave Logan landed back In lho
Creek last Saturday, , He has como
in from IiIb'homestead,for, the winter
months,
We met Teddy Trafford In Fornie
..on Sunday, lio had his bag on his
hack and his dressing, case In his
hand. Mo volunteered the Information that ho was leaving Fornie for
ever; ho Is going aftor the rusly diamonds down in Montana.
1 The writer of theso notes \vlshon to
Inform tho Conl Crook pooplo tlmt ho
was not the wrltor of tho report of thc
fatal accident which appeared lu tho
Ledger last week.
Howard Marshall, who has boon
shot firing at No. 1 mine quit on Monday to take up a' position as survoyor
nt Frank.
Jack McKay, brother of Willy McKay, landed hero on Monday „ from
Pennsylvania. This Is tho fll-si* mooting of tho brothers for over flvn
yonrs, ^J
Tho many fiionris of Thomas"Talon
in Coal Crook received with renvoi, tho
news' of tho sad Iohh ho hart sustained
by tho loss of his wlfo. Wo extend
to hhn our hcarlfoU sympathy lu this
his hour of trouble,
Quito a number of CrooliltCH Journ*
oyort to Frank on Monday lo lake In
tlio fight between Cyclone Kid and
.Tlm Narrows,
Wo nvo Informed thnt Jack Hunt,
for a long tlmo pit bom* nt No. f> mlno
horo, has boon appointed to a similar
posit Ion at No ono mlno nl. Nanulnio,
u. a l
Harry Ilucliaiian nnd George Hmlth
* loft horo on Ttiosdny last for Niinal*
mo.
Tho funoral of Mnnscll Hcim, who
lost his life In the vocont ciivo nl
No. 5 mlno, took place on Hunday Hop.
1fl. Tho funoral sorvlco al lho par*
ciiIh' homo commenced about I p*n.
Tho hymn.Forever with the Lord, wan
sung, utter which lho Hov, Mr Marl I:.
loil liT prayer. Tlio hymn ".Iohiih,
Lover of my Soul," was llion hiiiik.
Tho Hov.'.Mr. Scott tlmn gave n short
lull piiim-v-ii i4tliliri»s». *•> Lt; mi tin,
closed wllh n vcurtpvlnir of '"TtwreV
not n Frlnud Like the Lowly Jchiih."
Tho spot-la! train having arrived, lho
corteeg pvoeeoilml lo iho train. T,ho
heiirors wore W. Price, TlumuiH Thorn*
iih, Charles Lawley, Tom Jones. Jno.
Jones nnd Wil.iuui "Mam-., kmnm; in*"
procoBslon to tin- trnln tlm Welsh
hymn "Until Byrtrt I ml yn ,v hyrt" nnrt
Jesus, l.ovor of My Soul, wero sung.
Al tho grnvo tho service commenced
hy the singing of the Welsh hymn llyd
Myortd o Hhyfortdnilnn ar Dorlod horn
yn wawr," after vshUh tlu* Ue.v. Mr.
Scott gavo tho nrlilrcHH nnrt .supplication. Mr. Walter Joyce then imnf?
"Ooort night, flcliivoil," In u very feeling manner. Mr. 1). Hees road tho
-ftcrvii-c of the Unltml Mine WorKem
of America, the service closing hy the
said: "I intend to stay in New York
ment early as we do not' want to have | for the present and shall complete my
to complain again, but wc do,not in-1 work. 1 shall not make any arrange-
tilings remain as they are j meals for lectures ancl I have my work
ancl as to further explorations much
will depend on Mrs, Cook. • I shall
however, probably not go to the north
pole, all hough I may proceed on a
northern, expedition for the purpose of
exploring the new • land we saw in
our journey. That is a task which
must be carried out. It' has been
suggested that I go to the south pole
but lam quite content to leave that
t^~Shirckletoiran"cr"Scott? * 'y
A_ Wreath of Hearts •
On " board the Grand -Republic, Dr.
Cook   was" greeted by the official re-
.Men are now working the-ncw prospect (No. 1 south) on contract, and
they certainly seem to be doing very
well. At -the time of writing ..(.here
are six men engaged and they are
sending some 50 or CO cars down per
day. The coal is .of good quality and
we hope to see this'mine go ahead.
The company expect to have two or
'lhree-hundred~cars"Coming"-"dowrr"eaclr
day inside of two months. Whether
their "expectations will be fulfilled or
not remains to be seen but. thoy have'
certainly made a good start. There ceptlon committee and a wreath of
are three other prospects, two of them | hearts' was placed about the explor-
above the football field one on each j CV'S neclc standing on tho upper deck
I have come from the pole. I have
brought my story and my data with
me. The public has already'some
record of that trip. In a very, short
time the narrative, with all the observations will be published and placed
before the world for examination.
"It. is as easy for you as for me lo
understand why under ihe impulse of
the moment I-read off a manuscript
which covers the work of two years
as said upon several occasions these
charge's, accusations and exhibitions,
or disbelief are based upon entire ignorance of I lie siipplenielnary data
which I have possessed. No one who
has spoken on the subject in opposition to. my'claim knows of the facts
with which work of exploration is
measured. All the criticisms have been
based on obvious, errors in tlio reproductions of my first despatch or upon
the discussion of petty side issues presented by unfair criticism. The expedition was private. It was siartecl out
without the usual public, bombast, Mr.
John S. Bradley furnishing the money
and 1 shaped the destiny of the adventure. For thc time being it concerned us only, but (lie results were so-important that, on returning I af once
placed before the House a report containing the outlines of my work. I
have not come homo to enter into arguments with one man or with fifty,
b.ut I am hero to present a clear record,
of a piece of work over which I have
a right lo display a certain amount of
pride.      ' ' •■
When students study the" detailed
observations and thc .narrative in its
consecutive order I am certain that in
due course of events,, all will be compelled to admit the truth of my statement. '    o
"I am .perfectly willing lo abide by
the final verdict of this record by any
competent judges.        ' -
"Furthermore, not only will my re-
■port—be-brought-*before-you-in-b!aek-
and white, but I will also bring to
America human witnesses to prove
that I have been .to the Pole.
(Signet!) F. A. COOK.'.'
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sidC of the, creek and they all promise
well. , '   .
Charlie Alstead was removed lo the
Fernie hospital on Tuesday suffering
from au-attack of typhoid fever.
Little Albort Lawley, who had one
foot taken off and part of his other
one amputated through the injury he
rocolvod by the Creok train three
weeks ago was brought homo from the
hospital on Tuesday. He is improving ns well as can be ",»!tc.ed, cj i-
slilorlii',- tho naturo. of Ms Injuries.
and was naturally .>".>1*j,Imc* to i.c
homo again.
Lit lie Nicholas Smith who has been
In Hit1 hospital with typhoid fever, also cumo homo on Tuesday looking
very thin hut much Improved Mi his
health.
Thoro Ib considerable Improvement
lu the output nt tho mlnos this, week,
t.n rii.ch ho that slnr*.*ii«: wltli Weil*
iiesdiiy the tipple Is now working iim-
til S o'clock at night. Wo hopo tic lm
provemont will ho pu**-runout.
The following newcomers arrived In
lho wool;i Goorgo Knox from White-
haven, Cumberland, England, and M.
Hilton, W. Illllon nnd C. Olllott from
Adllnglon, LnncaHliIro,
Mr. McPliovBon, a flro boss omployod In No. !i mliHi Conl Crook, had tho
uniiHUiil experience of bolng lost In
lho mine for Hovornl hours on Thursday morning, It appears tlmt. Mr.
McPlioi'Hoii. who had como recently
from Carbonado, wiih making nn In-
ripcotlon of tlin worldngH whon ho lout
his hi'iirlngH mul wandered Inlo somo
unknown vomlwuyB, Try iih ho would
ho fulled to exlrlciilo hlniHolf from his
unfortunate piiHlllon and to make all
mutton* worm* IiIh light latterly went
out, leaving 'lilm In complolo dark*
iiohh, In lhe mimiitlmo pnrtloH outside who worn wall lug for lilm to vo*
turn, l>i-<<iinii- iiiixIoiih for IiIh Hiifoty,
nud n Honreh parly wiih organized under llm hiiiici'vIhIoii or I'll Hohh Can-
field to explore iho old worklngH,
Cnurii'ld'H pni'ly -■'■'•'■ '»• "xlonHlvo
Houvcli HiitTi'i-ih'd In Inditing McPhor*
hoii In nn old illHtrlrl. NihiiIIdhh in Hiiy
ho wiih' very nl»«l t" •'•■ rolli-voil hni
wiih none the worn*1 for IiIh nilvon-
I tiro,
KliHl cIiimh lionrd und tnblo hoard;
mcnl tickets (,' nl l**iilrelough,H Hoarding Moiiho, 17IMRII, oppoHltc Football
grouiulH, Conl Crook.
Dr. Cook addressed
the committee as foi*
of the steamer,
his friends and
lows:    .*       '     ■' '       '
.'To an American, explorer there can
be no greater pleasure than the appreciation of his own people. Your ..unmoors and cheers make me very happy
and should t;|re the pride of all the
world. 1 should hnve prepared first to
return to American shores; Instead I
came to Donmnrk and tho' result has
come to you by wire."
"1 wns a stranger in a si range
lnnd, but the Danes with one offort
rose iip wllh enthusiasm and they
hnve guaranteed to all other nations
our conquest of tlio Pole. ■
"You have como forward in numbers with a voice of appreciation still
moro forcible. I can only sn'y Ihnt I
uccept. this honor with a duo appro-
citation of Us purpose. , I henrtily
thank you," ■
The Hlonmov flrand Republic with
Dr. Cook, his wlfo and children and
mombors of the Arctic club on board
steamed up the North Rivor from the
hnt.tery to tho foot or West 1I.0t.li St.,
whoro a brief stop was mado, The trip
up tho river was'a triumphal ono, Tho
Grand Republic wan greeted wllh the
Hhrloks of hundreds of small nnd oth
or craft thnt dotlod tho rivor. Dr
Cook, standing on' tiny upper dock,
rocolvod tho ovntlon In Hllo'nco excopt
thnt ho oceiiHlounlly conversed with
tho party.
After reaching the foot of west 130th'
sfrool, wont up Norlh Rivor to the lint*
tory and proceeded up tho Rnsl rivor
to. tho fool of outh Fifth strcol. tu
Ilrooklyn, nt which place Dr, Cool; wnn
to lnnd.
Can ProvoHe Was at Polo
Dr, Cook Riivp out.' the following
Hlgued Hlatomont lodny: "When on
hoard tho Oscar II 1 hnd tho mom
delightful trip of my lifo across the "ll*
hull le nnd nm glnd lo hoo tho hIiovoh
of my nallvo lnnd.
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Kitchen
Under new management
Ice Cream a Specialty
Chocolates and other candies manufactured on the premises.
, SYDNEY, N, S. Sept, 21— Commander Robert E., Peary, after a successful
quest for the North Pole, returned to
Sydney today on board the steamer
Roosevelt. The explorer's wife was
the first to greet him as the steamer
after an*absence of one year, steamed
into' Sydney harbor under a brilliant
sun and cloudless sky.
■ The explorer nud his ship wore given a hearty marine welcome from the
ships In I he harbor. The steam yacht
Sheelah owned hy .lames Ross, president, of the Dominion Coal-.Compiiny,
put out >to sen carrying Mrs. Peary,
her daughter Miss Mario Peary and
Robert 13, Penry Jr., and a pnrty of
frlonds, all eager to greet the returning explorer.'
iThe meeting between tho command-
or and his wlfo took placo some miles
below" Low Point, thn entrance lo the
harbor. The Sliollnh van alongside tlio
Roosevelt and Mrs. Peary cnllod a
greoting to her husband, from hor position ul tho yncht's rail while tho
mombors of tho welcoming party and
crows of both lho vohhcIh cliooroil lustily.
Commander Peary had decorated.hls
ship for llio occasion and In nddltlon
to tho flags of,tho United Stnlos nnd
tho Dominion of Cnnada, which were
flung to tho hvoozo, the Roosevelt flow
lho Burgoo of tho New York Yuchi
club and tho flag of llio Poary Arctic
club.
OroupH of people gntliereil nt thc
wntor front, to tako pnrt In tho wolconio. Tho tug C, M. Winch, nlso do.
corntod gnlly with flags, convoyed lho
official wolcomlng pnrty down the liny.
TIiIh party Inchulod Ihe mayor of Sydney nnd prominent officials, As Iho
morning ndvnnroil biiKlnoHS In Sydney
cnmo In a hIiuhIhIIH, Stores wero
closed, tho hotels were emptied of
their giieslH mul the crowd on llio
wnter from niignioiited rapidly lu mini-
hct'H.
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Mr. nm. .Yin*. 11. .Imii'h, wim n-n
in vIhII to MiiKlandliiHt hiiiIiik, hnve
roiiinu'd fcclliiit much lioiicr nfior
tliolr holiday.
A. flro oci-iirriiil In Slav town Iiihi
Hnturdny iilRht. (I'-orK** HiiIUo'h huiIiIo
wiih burned to tho Kround remiltliiK In
(lit; Ioac of two i.-'.vh and ..boul thirty
chlfhotiM.
The KukIu :»imiki;r wai. put off on
.U'coiini of not hnvliiK llnu' 10 «i-i 11 ji
a good proRiflinmo. Tho Kn(d<>» bollovo in titiviii{{ a kooiI 11m«.* or no:it>
at all.
Two frolKlit onglnoH boloiiKliiH* to
tho v., I', 11, crashed Into onch other
In lho Hiding of thn liitnrnntlnniil Conl
und Coho Compnny on Saturday ul^ht.
It took llio wrocklni? crow all day Hundny lo Rt'l thliiKH Hlniliililonoil out.
Two of llm crow woro hurl hut not
HorloiiHly,
Tlm iTJ. M, \V. nro (,'rndunlly ronvorl*
illf,   illU   ilUiitU   11111041   HI Uill   MIO   1-tUH    Ol
Dwir way!*.,      Severn!  have  relume.!
hIiioo Iiihi report,
A. Hrovoy, oi'Biinlzi'il tlio Cnrhondnlo
liu-ul iwlih'h linn hurotoforo been h|io*
If en of iim MvOlllivmy ('riM-lO Into llm
U. Af, W. of A. Hrovoy iiiouiih 1)iihIiiohh.
uh 1 l ito v'ai uiHiiUite men have liao a  .)*'•
Opportunity
To purchase just the goods you want now at considerably   less
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than the regular prices. We have odds and ends in the following, lines which we want to clear out before the season Is entirely over, ■ On some items the price' is cut in half, while on
others the reduction Is smaller,, but every line offered represents
exceptional value.
.    SCREEN   DOORS  AND  WINDOWS
POULTRY NETTING
1 ONLY REFRIGERATOR
FISHING  TACKLE   INCLU DING JUST 5 RODS
GRASS  CATCHERS,    °
ICE CREAM FREEZERS
SICKLES, SCYTHES
LAWN   SHEARS,   ETC.
Most of these lines are sampled In our  windows
Come in and let us quote you,
this     week.
town, Colomnn Iocnl '2t)',l',l mnldiiK lho
find payment or two until the Carbon-
diilo Iocnl Ih ready lo tnko It over, nnd
t li mi an nHHlKiimonf will ho made m
I hem. Tliolr meeilimn will he held
In lho Colomnn hull unlil thoy cnn afford a plnon of lliolr own.
HluhliH nnd Curl or wero In town nu
.Monday nnd Inicrvlowed iho wnoi'iil
liiniiii^el   ui  tin* -LlMl *■.•'.
Ouvlnir the jni.il wee1,   all Dw.w who
limiRlit loin In the new town of f'nr* ■ ""''"I"*? 'V)1
bondiilo received 11 ticket which entlil
oociiHlon. II Ih expected Hint, lho
mulch will ho tho 1mm ovor playod
In llio wohi, nnd will no doubt ho well
intended.
The iiiIiioh In Colomnn nro hiyini; nl'f
four nnd five HhlflH a  wool,,
It Ih oxpeclud thai thoro will lm
coiiHlilorublc Mack lime until ul'lor
tlio (!. I', ll. hnvo Katlicri'il In "lliolr"
crop,
There will ho a hiohIiik of the Hhnni
holiloi'H of 1 ho WeHlorn Ciiniidlnn Co*
Opoinllvo TruilliiK Co. 011 Hiiiulny 11 f*
toriioou Heptemhor 1*11 ul ll p.m.
Mr, 11, I'urlcer, weli'hmnn for llm 1,
C. nnd Cold- Co. Iiiih imne eiiHt for a
few dnyH,
.Mr, Wm. Ynl-'H of Michel wan lu
I own 11t Ik \vee|{, Ho repoiiH I Ini I pot a*
Uwn Hie Htlll KI'OWlllK In Michel.
C, SIllllHler, iSUperllllelidelll of the
C, N, P. I'onl Co, piiHHed throiiKh here
on IiIh wny 10 IiIh ranch al Cowley.
The SoclnllNt pnriy of Colenwin nre
nddlim to lliolr iiiiiiiIm-p* every wee|(,
there nre now between To und xu In
the mi ri v  liH'Imlliie ilii*  Kin ti  linmrlt
A ilonnllon wiih mniited 111 Hii'lr liiHli|)
Hirlkluu -.vnrlkiiieii    in
Sweden,     The worlien-i uf the woihl
Whimster & Co.
HARDWARE
TINSMITHING
PLUMBING
-fil
II  up*  UliltllU'.
imiiliiK  up  11
hIio lo ho orminlzod for Home time,
ami limy woro nilvlHoil lo ho at the
inliii'i'H hull nml opera Iiouho nn timidity
nl ;l o'clock, Thoy nrrlvoil In full forco
wont iIiioiirIi the roromnny, nt>lneti*il
tliolr offkci'H nml nro now awaiting a
dinner. Tin; offlu-m dcitud arc. I).
C. IlolmriH proHldont; (I. M. Davit* vim
IMT.ihkut; V. I.-.mmon aecretary. tremi
iiiiir, Ii, IIIkkIiih. roconlliijf secret nry.
Two town lotH lmvo boon tiil<on In
tin.' now, town of Cnrboii'lnl.- for the
now Iocnl union In tho centrf* of   tho
ed thom lo it froo chimco   on n
Iiouho, the Iioiihu to he hulli hy    thej    .Mr.   Win.   l'ia/<-i   h*
company on the lot of ihe penhm ow-HU'iv limine on tin1 hill.
mnn  me  lucli.v  uiimhcr.  r\ I'aniiliini,    Mr.  loliii I'lftie'ts  1 tu ■•■• new  nm,>-,■•*■
wuh the lucky mnn, .MIhh IMhoiij",   who in Slnv town uic now cntiipleii* nnd
'drew llio tlc*|<e|H wiih pn.'Hcnled with)irmly for oceiipnii<>,
n hniwlKomo Rold britrelct Hot. wllh n •    Hu,u, nimHiiel-*  U |>lim In Uic lum*
I'miKio by .Mr, Hluirp of Sharp nml I*'- j B*itnl niirfcrliin fiom u mw;-/" ln-tw.--.-n
ItlchurdHoii   Iiiih
111*   Hip   to   the
vine.
Mr. Win.
home fiom
l.nkt*H,
Cul--mnu fuulhall t<aiii Jointu>., to
Mlchol iiexl Hiiliuday to hi'iliK back
tho cup.
A Hfiocfiil liftlii.luiH been riinilcn.it
to run from Frank to Michel on   this
|i
111 cur nud clmie. li In not
ari-lvfil J Hi«rl«iiHiy In- W hurl.
SxYUV' j    Colin   McI.hmI,  1,iw>i*i   or
! Ih In town  toi'-ir.
imwii Iniu
.Mm ii o,|
Advertise in ttie Ledger!
The Fertile Opera House
MU.  Wll.liAltll MAtUv'S KAMOl'H I'LAV
For One Night Only
Wyoming"
DepieliliK M'elJi'N nl' l.ile ill llllll   !'il.'tllles,|l|e .Slate llAni
wliM'll Hie. pin,v   lilUes il  iik•■(••
Playing to.crowdod houses overywherc
Do Not Miss It
Wed. Sept. 29th, 1909
Scats on Salo at Suddaby's
$1.00   iind   $1.50
!
i
50C,
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THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, . B.   C.   SEPTEMER  25  1909
HAYWOOD SPEAKS
TO LARGE CROWDS
Stinging Denunciation of Capitalists
and Police—Classed as Nest
of Grafters and Traitors
(Calgary Albertan)
Sherman's hall held a crowd ' of
about four hundred people last night,
to hear AV. D. Haywood, the" former escretary of the Western,, Federation .of Miners.
Mr. Haywood is a fluent speaker and
told the audience tales of the days of
the "bull pen" in Colorado and of the
late  labor troubles  which  have  been
affecting-   ihe   northwest   states.   His
[ speech all through showed bitter ani-
j mosity,    which could almost be said
j io amount to hatred of the capitalist
j class,   arid at one point he managed to
work some of his audience up to such
an extent that thoy actually applauded  when he  told of the death of a
man iu a runaway trolley car accident,
because the man had taken^a hand in
some of tho labor troubles, helped to
drive miners-from the state in which
(Lethbridge Herald.)
'\V. D. Haywood, although a miner,
proved himself an orator of remarkable ability last night at the meeting
in the K. of P. hall. The house was
crowded to the , doors ancl a great
many were turned away unable to find
room.
C..M, O'Brien, M. P. P. for Rocky
Mountain district and W. IM. Powell,
the new president of the United Mino
Workers of District IS gave short
addresses at the opening of the meeting. ',     ■
Mr. Haywood in' opening his address thanked the people, and especially the union miners for what they
had done for him and his companions in the great murder trial. If it.
were not for the United. Mine Workers' efforts, .Mr. Havwood claimed he  lhe-v ™'e •"•'orking, and as a member
would not be alive at the present time j °f nf chT™ leasue  ,n™ltod .n  hu['
tou lor the league members with the
to address them. | words, "They can't come back,"    in-
He slated his intention to describe) scribed on it.
the world wide class struggle that is
going on today between the exploiter
and the exploited, .between the laborer and the capitalist, and more particularly the story of the   Western Fe-i
deration of Miners and the part they
played .in the great struggle.
He referred at some length to the
great problem of the unemployed, that
while it. was not. felt so keenly in Canada as in the United States it was a
problem that must be answered and
must bo answered by the working men
themselves.
William Taft, said the speaker'when
asked what they were going to do with
the great masses of unemployed stated "God knows. I pity them." William
Jennings Bryan had no better answer,
"But," said Mr. Haywood, "God muat
, have told the Socialists, for they also
know." The Socialists alone have
the answer to the problem of the unemployed. ■
"Capitalists," he said "have no country, no flag, no honor, no God but gold
whose • ensign is the skull and cross-
bones, whose password is graft."
All they ask, he- stated, was the
inherent,right to labor.- "We despise
charity. We ask for*no charity. All
we ask is justice and justice- is what
we are going to have."., He declared
that a starving man had the right
to steal,if necessary and scripture gave
—hlm~that—author! ty
"Thai  man  can't  come back now,"
said Mr. Haywood in telling the story,
pointing   downward-  in   a   significant
| manner, and members of tho audience
applauded vociferously.
The speaker alos showed a very bitter feeling against, tlie white officers
who commanded the negro troops at
some of the strikes. "Black as was
the hide of the blackest, nigger under
them," ho said, "they were as driven
snow alongside their white officers,
nylio caused, letters to be sent to the
{wives of the miners asking them to
accept the negro soldiers as their
companions." Ex-President Roosevelt
also came in for a great deal of harsh
criticism. "Who was it that sent tho
troops to Arizona, to Alaska and to
Goldficld, Nevada?" asked Mr. Haywood,' .and in satirical tones himself
gave the answer, "It. was the winner
of the $-10,000 \obel prize, the prince
of peace who stepped in and interfered in the Japanese Russian war
after (he capitalist class' thought the
working class had killed each other,
long enough. This same Roosevelt
who sent the soldiers to shoot down
the strikers and to starve their wives
and children. He-is rated as a'brave
man, . but his act in writing a letter,
against us when we were on trial for
our-life was the act of a-man who
would deliberately kiely another in the
Mr. Haywood went on to depict the
laboring conditions In the1 United
States and this co-.ntry and the at
titude of tho leading men of the country to the steps taken to reform these
conditions. Ho styled President Taft
of the United States as
"Bill  Taft,  Injunction  Bill,. '
Who never worked and never will."
and William Jennings Bryan as Silver
Bill, who when he starts out on an
argument moots himself coming back,
The speaker held his listeners in
rapt attention when he began to
speak of tho story of the groat struggle of tho Western Federation of Miners in Colorado and Idaho, In a realistic manner whicli ns an eye witness
o I'tho,tragedies enacted ihero he was
ablo to depict them, ho I old of the
grent strikes that, culminated In the
murder trial at. Bolso City Idaho, In
190(1.
, Tho, Western Federation of Miners
was born In jail. It was In IS!)?, after
tho strlho of tho gold minors whon
..1200 union men wore thrown into prison or' what was more properly termed n "hull pen"'where Ihey were kept
for seven months without warrant or
without trial/
There In prison ihe scheme as conceived and, formulated definitely at. a
convention in Unite the following
yenr. Following Ibis riiine iho Cripple Creek strike of IKUl, a strike Tor
8 bourn if, day nnd n minimum rnto of
$:i a dny, H wiih there ihni Sheriff
Dowers organized an army of deputy
Hlu-rll'fH sixteen hundred strong who
marched to capture the uiliien* barricaded  Oil  UnllV  I Ull.       It'll   thev  were
mel by the troops who were protecting
tlm miller.1, and' the miner*-* won a
signal victory,
The Htrlko ii( l.ondvlllc anioiiK (he
lend millers followed In I Slid which
wiih lost bocniim. lho trnopH worn used
agalnsl Urn Hlrlklng men. lie pictured
came to it. Let me tell,you tnat vheii
a detective dies he goes so low that
he has to get a ladder to climb up
into hell.  :       ','*.,.
"You may say there are good detectives. You can take the good points
bf all the detectives in the world and
put them on the small end of a hornet's sting and the hornet would not
know the difference. . You would not
be able to see them with a microscope. That's what I think of a detective and there is only one man
worse, and he is the man who hires
him." .,    ,
,, Votes for Women
.Mr. Haywood is also an ardent believer in votes for' women. He said
that every man should go to every poll
and place the ballots in the hands Of
the-women.
"In Alberta you think more' of your
Chinamen than of your women," he
said. "You give a Chinaman a vote
yet you refuse it to your wives' and
daughters whom you say you love.
Give your, women the vote, and right
now tell tlie capitalists who have gone
Dreadnought mad that you do not intend to pay for any navy, that you are
too busy trying to shake the soldiers
off your backs..,
If the capitalists of the United
States, Fort William and Nova Scotia
can use the soldiers against the workers the capitalist sof Calgary can do
the same thing. The Lee-Enfields and
Ross rifles are not being made to dig
potatoes with, and theso Alberta Rangers, Light Horse and Civilian Rifle
clubs are just as available for use
against the workers as they were in
Fort William and are at the present
in Xova Scotia."'
WHY I AM A UNION MAN
face. —It was~~fhe7act oflTTnairivlTo
would shoot a Spaniard in the back
at San Juan Hill. In his own book
he glories in such an act and you can
read his own words "with my first
shot I missed him, but I got him with
my second, and I thought my act was
unique,"
"You would think he was shooting
a rhinoceros instead of a human being
You people have got that man now
Old Bwana Tumbo is in British East
Africa. Keep him there. We don't want,
him in America." ho said.
In his description of the indignities
to which ho was compelled to submit
together with Pettibone and Moyer,
during their (rial for complicity in the
murder of Governor Stunenberg, ho
went inlo detail at-great length.
The Stunenberg Trial ''
"Wo were accused of killing a man
we had novor seen, in a town 1000
mll'ft away which wo had never visited,"\ ho snld.     "All tho corporations
woro ngalnst us, and even the U. S,
mail    was    side tracked while   they
rushed us from Denver, Colorado, lo
Boise, Idaho. The railroads furnished
tho lruin free and we.made the trip In
twelve hours lens thnn the schedule
tlmo. Arrived at Bolso wo wore taken
In tho Black .Maria to tho state pen!-
(miliary nnd Ihero placed in tho con*
domnod cells with tlie death wntch on
guard over ur, und this nt n time when
we hnd not ovon rocolvod our preliminary henring.     Thoro were .six colls
I In iho plnco in which wo wero confined,     I occupied tho first, n mnn hIiico
hung, tho Mocond, F'oltlhono tho third,
ii ei'iizy mnn lho fourth, nnd n mnn
serving n  life sentence wns in    lho
slxih.     I .liter we wore i niton lo another Jnll In Ada county whom wo wero
confined In n hi eel cage In a solid oo*
nieni. room.     Here we were allowed
to sleep but lu (he Idaho slate penitentiary  our food wns doped, our sleep
broken ni half hourly lnli*rvnln by llio
giiurd.H who cnmo iilnng and fliiHlu'd n
Because I am not afraid to line up
with my fellow workers and make an
honest demand for that which is ours
by heritage.
Because I want to see every man,
woman and child have plenty to eat,
plenty to wear and plenty of time to
enjoy it.    ,     ■
Because I am opposed to filth and
ignorance, and in favor of health and
knowledge. ,      ,
■ Because I think more'"bf an honest
heart under a-ragged shirt than I do
of a block headed bloat with a bank
account. • ,
Because a union man is never disrespected by.,any one except a lot of
red eyed rounders with more money
than kindness.
Because when I • pay my, dues into
the union I realize 'that I am stirring
some "thickening" into a bowl 'of
soup of some poor' hungry woman or
child.   *
Because I am in favor of more bread
and less brutishness. More pie ' and
less pomp. More cozy cottages and
less cowards and'crimianls.
More soup and less guperstition.
More health and happiness and less
hell and hellishness.'   "
• Alore honest women neatly dressed
and less foolish women who are overdressed. ,
More'live, loving husbands and less
■dirty ,-druiikeii_d rones,	
• Because I had rather be unpopular
with a lot of double chinned dough-
heads than to show the white feather
to niy fellow workers.
LABOR   NOTES
Cream
PoWder
A pure grape cream of
tartar powder. Its fame
is world-wide. No alum,
no phosphatic acid.
There is never a ques=>
tion as to the absolute
purity and healthful-
ness of the food it raises.
DR. WRIGLESWORTH,  D.  D, S.
DENTIST.
. Office: Johnson-Faulkner Block.
Hours 9-12;. 1-5;. 6.30-1.30. Phone 72
■"ernie •-'
B. C.
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Barrister  and Solicitor
Fernie, B. C.
Canada.
L. P. Eckstein
D. E. McTaggart
■ ECKSTEIN & McTAGGART
BARRISTERS, SOLICITORS, ETC.
/ ■ '    ,
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F. C. Lavfe
Alex. I. Fisher
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Temperance   Lesson.      1 Cor. 10.
23-33. "-,"'.
Golden Text:—Let every one of ui
please his neighbor for his, good 0"
edification. Rom. 15:2. ,     ■ ,
Verse 23-j-lf a man could lawfully
drink intoxicating liquor, in modera
tion, would it be a good thing to do,
seeing so many thousands, are being
ruined yearly", by drinking, all of
whom commenced to drink in modera
tion? (This question must be ans
wered in writing by members of ,the
club.) ,   '„
' ■ -  -
Is a man honest, either in money or
OCTOBER   3   1909
Upwards.of 1400 girls are members
of the woman's blndery'unlon in New
York-.
it    11    *
A galvanic cell has been invented
which generates an alternating current.
* * *
Last year more thnn 32,000 children
were tmight to swim at the London
public schools.
» * «
The consumers league is endeavoring to secure legislation In favor of
preventing thc employment of girls In
telephone* offices nt night, and boys In
the messenger service.
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DR. J. "BARBER, DENTIST "
Office Henderson Block, Fernie B.C.
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Residence 21 Viotoria Ave.
W. A. CONNELL
-* Pioneer'Builder and Contractor of
Fernie
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U'di.i.i.^'i
lho  horrible   Inhumanity   wllh   whlt-hl IIrIh   In   our  I'liees  and  every  effort
llio Hlrllcnn*) were lined, IcIIIiik nn un* ■ ponsil*]i. wiih mud** in wear un out,"
paralleled siory of a minor who dyliiK1 What n Detective Is
in im'Ihoii and .'inked for n pi-lout and) Tin- doledIvch whom In- accimod of
waiuiici wllh llm I'i'KpiiiiHi" "Malic your I "inini)iliiK up lho I'lilm- ..'vlilenru
ciiiilohidon in lii-ll." iiityilnsi  uh," ciiiuo lu  for nlroiuj; coil
Ilo wcui 011 in ii-ll of iho lum nival',diminution, "Do yon Know what 11 d<-
hlrllie Ihnt iMidi'd lu Uio iriiulc irliil,! teeilvo Ih?" he Uiniuloi'od. "I do and ;
how Ho* iroopii won- oiilloil nm before i I am noliiu lo toll yon, mid I only hope!
llio hIIuIiIohI dlslurliiiiii-o hail Hilton j thoro Is 11 dolocivo In tIiIh iiuiIIoih'h
pla-'.;. of iho formal Ion of lho ("lilzcim j to IInimi 10 mo ho thai ho will luiow
l,i*iii;iM-, and ihlsi ctiiu-iplriicy lo ilotVni j wlml I think of him. A detective Ih
llio nlijoH of ih,. Illinois unlm-" Mi fnr'tlio InwoM, mealiest, most donplcahlo
iik 10 hlow up Hm dopot and nUrlliulo 7I1I11K tliut either oroopn nr rrnwlu,
II io llio minora. [ lApplmiHo,) Ho will k'o inlo llio union
In thin ihoy did not miccood.   Thi'ii.tli-" bmdnew-* office, iho homo or uny*
lum... ' ■.,.,.;.,„ ...* .:.-. ...;.. . ■'■■'  ■■ • '•'■*■- *-"1*1 "'■" ,i"'-""' •■•*■■ '>■'•<*■'"
",i(.\(- ;n-d **(i|)|f..t -md t\'i, -li'pn.'tlm' of'nn lho tvnnliln of IiIh own maldiiK. Ilo}
four hundred of ilimn poniilh-KH on Hio'Ih a iiiiikkoi of IiIk own lorrupilon. I
prairie from which tlmy were forhld-*' ("11 you thai tlm IUiik and prince of
lieu  to  loluiii, „ '-tin-    dotcotlvcrt were horn  v(t .'(ont.ed
Cnminit lo liin own trlnl Mr. liny-, ihul Uielr etui mother.) had to hrealf
wood lold of ihe unwniTiinied nol/iirc* tlMr lens to ennlih- them to lie In lied
ol niniM'ii aim tiiinpiiiiiinin, 01 nun n.w.i,7... '. - •■' •'. I ! •'.- ■'•'• -1* * '■•' ••'•'•'•'
Ioiik confinement In viuloim jirlmiiiH.jwiuls of *|0,0(if» detectives ami put all
nml the lenllile *-:iiHpoune of thono lh|Of them hmlde the. Utile hollow 1 tint.
j.im.lliH, wllh Dm ilcrlnmihm of   the ruiiw Hin.iiKh ovory hair In a human
IioIiiu'h head, und If 1 Hhooh that hi'ii*
thoy would rattle, Dwy .<n« ko hiiuiII.
You could pour tlwni out on n ra >por
■.'■•tn*. nnd 'ho '.kin of a hhi'-lion-}* wo'iil
chief lllallce hllllKllilt over Iheir helidrt
"Vou Hindi never jhihh out of tin-no
•looi'H alive."
Ill   < Om lllnioli   Ml',    lii.)'*■*<.,'(!   -.•.'llU'd
tlmt at the trial ho wax on trial for| cover them. They could play taic on
tin: iviiiMiiK cla:i:;c.*i a:: w<*l! -v; for Mi^'lm Riirfnee of Mint rent n-!*' never ion
mlneiH iimJ liiniHolf fliuJ uJKei] Ihe jjicjj jnrroHH each other In 11 ilioiiyiml >*.;-*■>•
present In hl« cIohIiih; reimirkti to)If tlio coyote ran nrror« tho cm••&•**
Htnnd hy tlm principle* of that onmTib\ot a yjct^ihi- mi Mm pr«1t«.s he w<iuhl
zul Iim nntl mnko It tho splendid ihlntflrun ton mllcn'iiroiinil to avoid It 'uui
thnt It our hi to ho. 'tho buzzarda would Hy I1I1I1 v. hon th..y
MAGISTRATES 7
SKIN Dl§.EA$Sr-;yjtfl|
Mnf-iHtrnte F, Rnnmudseii, of an,
Mnri'iirtte Street, Montreal, writes
to the i* a in* Buk Co, as followH,*-
"G(-nllem*n,—For miny yeir* I wai
troul'lnl with a nerlaui irruption of the
•kin, which wan not only unklghtly, but
«l lime* very painful. I tint tried vurloiu
liouscholil r«m«JI*»», but alt tlm* proved
alloRillicr uneleit,
" I than tnolr medical advice. Not onr,
hut teveral doctor* In turn were coniulltd,
but I waa unable to get any permanent
rcllal, Same time back I noticed a report
from a Juitlce of the Peace who had been
cured of a chronic aldn*dleeaae by
Zam-tluk, and I determined to five thli
halm n trial.
"After a thoroughly lair teat, i can aay
1 am i'rllj,',,1rd  w\\\i tt     t htvr Xhr Vimt
reaioni for thla concluilon 1 became, while
everything elee I tried-aalvea, embroca*
lion*, w»»h«», aoapt. and ' rfaclare' pre.
parationt-failed abaolutelyto relieve my
pain and rid ma of my trouble, thrt* boxei
et Ztm-Uult have worked a complete cure.
*• ir* xttj x,y.,.:tt„ tL't....t..'*. 4".>,.',. U,,
even more widely known than It li, and
I have no objection to you publishing thla
tetter,"
For eciema, erupllene, raahie. Utter,
Itch, ringworm, and similar akin dUeatce,
Ztm-IluV ia without equal. It alio cures
cute, burn*, acalda, pllea, abeceiiri.
chronic eorei, blood*poiaonln(, etc. All
drurrlate and atorea at sa tenia • bor, «r
noil fiee lot plltt from the Zem-lluk
amBuk
morals, who ahvays-goes as~faTWTfie"
law of the land will allow him and no
further?    "
' If the general influence-of auyth-ng
wo do which may be lawful in itself,
is injurious to ourselves or others,
whal is our duty? *•
What is the general influence , of
tho drink traffic?
Verse 24-—Why, is not all our duly
to our neighbor fulfilled when we have
succeeded in doing him no harm?
Does Paul menn that wo aro to de
vote moro tiine and thought to adding
to our neighbor's wealth, than wo do
to our own, and If not, what does lie
mean?
To how much of our respect is a
man entitled who cares nothing for
tho success of others hut is devoted
wholly to his own?
o
Verse 25—111 those days meat was
offered to Idols and afterward sold fn
Ihe   market, for food, nnd some con
sclentlous peoplo  objected to eating
It for that reason. -  What did   Paul
advlso under tho circumstances, .and
why did ho offer tho advice which ho
gnvo? ,
Should we always pay tho prlco do
mantled without fiuctkn, or sli*->md
we endeavor to buy for lho lowest pos
slblo prlco?
Verse 2G---If the enrUi U tho Lord's
why should not all vea1 -jsi.d.o ho p-ib-
Ho property?
Mow much of our property Hhould
wo consider that we own In our own
vlKhl?'
Verso 27.—Ih It right for a Chris!Ion
tn ho Intimate wllh world pooplo, to
nf font? tliolr parties and (0 conform (0
tliolr UBiitf.'H, when such nsoRou 11 ro
not ncluiilly Hlnful?
If wlim Ih usoil al a parly which
n ChristI1111 attends would It. he rlfilit
or wroni; for lilm lo drlulc ll and
why?
Ih II 11 Chrlsllan's right In do as ho
Ih "illspoHi'd" In any mailer, ur has
Cod got 11 specific plan for lilm for nil
manors greul. und small?
Voiwh 2S-.*I0—Wjih lho m on I In fl-
soil' any Ichh good for having boon of*
fercd lo an Idol?
Why doCH I'nnl here iiiIvIho not lo
cnl. nieni tluit. had boon offered lo nn
Idol, if'any porson called attention to
It who thought tliut It was wrong <o
do so?,
Is li. iicccHHiiilly hypocrisy to do .1
thing behind a puibim's had-, (hut >ou
would not do boforo his face?
If no pei.son ever pot drunk, and If
drinking wiih doing 110 harm would it
ho right or wine for us to drink Intox'
cniliiK lk'iior ns 11 tiovoniKo'i
Verse ill.—*Aro all our actloiiH Inkou1
hy -Hod ns worship If thoy nro do*io
to IiIb glory?
How Is It poBiilblo for a Christian to
do literally everything lio does to tlio
glory of Ood?
VcrHcs 32-33—What Hhould bo our
supreme dculro In nil our denllnc wiih
our follow mon?
l^BHon for Sunday, October 3 1909 —
1'nul n I'rlsonor.—Tho Arrest. Aet»
21: 17 to 22: 29.
Paul a Prisoner—The Arrest.' Acts
21: 17 tb 22: 29.
Golden Text:*—Thou therefore -.endure hardships- as a good soldier of
Jesus' Christ. 2 Tim. 2-3:
Verses 17-19.—Why is it that there
is ho class of people who so love
each other, and rejoice in each other's fellowship as real earnest Christians. ,
Why did the Christians at Jerusalem receive Paul so gladly?   •
Paul told them about the wonderful
things which God. "had wrought
through.his ministry among the Gen-
iiMS^_Should_Qiri^apAiilwaj:s_tell,
each other of the victories of their
faith and works, or.is it liable to engender pride ' and look like boasting? '
Verses 20-22.—Does a good man always "Glorify God" at the success of
others?
, What either ainong men or angels,
is the greatest cause for joy?' (See
Luke 15-7)
What is it a sign of, when a porson
criticises or is not glad when he learns
of the goodness of another?
Could a Christian, either then or
now, be full of the Holy Spirit if
at the same time he was guided by, or
"Zealous of the law?"
In bridging the two dispensations,
Is It likely that Godj so to speak, winked at the Apostles trying lo graft the
law of Moses into Christianity, orvyas
it-God's plan that Jewish Christians
should still koop the law?
Is It likely that even James and tho
elders at Jerusalem knew of the full
liberty of Christ's gospel, or that
"the law" wns to bo abandoned? Seo
Gnl. fi: 1-G. Hob. S: 8-13 et sop,)
Vorse« 2.'1*2C. Did, James and the
ciders give Paul good ndvlco In this
mader of (ho vow and shaving thoir
heads, and can you conceive It as
possible that they woro dlrocted hy
God In tho advice thoy gave?    '
Did Paul do a wise thing to join
with thoso four men In tho matter of
Iho vow, and what ho must hnvo
known to ho a uselosR ceremony In
commotion thorowllh?
Paul In ono plnco slaton In substance Ihnt, ho became all things to all
men that he might win thom to
ChrlHt.
How far can wo caryr out this principle without bolng gullyt of docepl?
Ion? (See 1 Cor. II. 20.)
Vorsos 27*2H,--Whnt Is lho difference between 11 Christian who, from
prejudice? sponlis evil of anothor Chris-
linn, und those Jews who spoko fnlso-
ly of Paul?
Voi-hph 2!(*:I0,~Should wo ovor form
nn opinion or spread a rumor from
moro appearances?
Wlili'li generally raises lho moro
oxolii'iiH'iil and why: A rumor of
Homeihlng very good, or of something
very had ahoiii a man?
Verses 32*40—Whnt Is It In human
nature which makes one clnss or raco
or political pnrty or rell(jloue body, ij
cruel against another class or race., o*
political party or religious body when
their passions get stirred? (Thli
question must be answered in writlm-*,
by members of the club.)
Chap. 22: lTr-Ought lli.*> fact Hint
I'iiiii Iuul innit m.cii out* ui tin.'iiitii'ixf.i
nml b:n] (1j:jjj«oi-]' to Ve u Chlrrtlan,
from convictions of duty to Ond, to
hnvo given him favor with God fearing uny reasonable men?
Versos 11-21: Is tho narration of our
iiersonnl Christian experience a duty,
fliKl'JH il nn (.'J'focliml way to prciic'ii
tlio gospel to sinners, and a help to
liellovorH?
Flore Is n man with haired In Ills
henrf for Jesus, on a mission of persecution to Jesus followers: on the rond
ho sees:
A great light from heaven,
He Is stricken down to the ground;
tin Ih spoken lo hy .lonim'
Ho asks Jesuit who ho is;
Jesus answers Mb questions; "
Thoso with him suw tho light but
heard not the volco;
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Ashcroft Mines, Lethbridge No. 133?
—Thomas Grey.    /   .     ,
Bankhead No. 29—Thos. Bradley
Bellevue No. 431—R. Livett.
Blairmore 2163—G. Kelley
Canmore    Park    Local    1387.— W.
Angell.
Coleman,    No., 2633—William   .Graham.
Carbonado No. 2688—James Hewitt.
Cardiff No. 2378—A.  Hammond.
Cardiff No. 279—F. K. St. Amant'
,   Corbin No. 2877—A. Hamilton
Edmonton   City  No  254*3—A.  Matthews, P.O.  1314.
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He iih1(« Johiim whal lm hIkiII
do;
Jokuh told hfm to ko to DiinuiKcuH
-iiiii tm should fhevo ret full luHtrue-
tloiui;
Ho Ik blind nud led by tlm hnnd to
HnniiiHcuH;
AmiiifiiH roHlorcK IiIh night am) kIvoh
hlm InHtructlou a» to what ho nniMt
do;
Ho Ih luitnlKd,
Now what nre lho moBt BtrlkliiR fon*1
turea In thla experience of l'liul'ii con*
vorfllon?
VorHo» 22*2!)—Did VanVu exporlonco
fltlr tliolr anger, Iiocauro they did not
b'*Uov<" hlfl icntimnHy nr been mm ihey
thought it was truo and that It war
lllr-My to cniiHo his release by tlio
Romans?
lesson for Sundny, Octobor 10th,
1009. Paul a Prisoner—lm Plot. Acts
22: 30 to 32: 35.
Edmonton No.    1329—A St.  Julian,
2 Frazer Flats.
Fernie No. 2314—D. Rees':
Frank, No.. 1263—Walter Wrigley.
Hosmer No. 2497—J. W.  Morris
Hillcrest No.J058—J. O. Jones
Kenmare N.D.    No.  2850—J.    E.
Lansberry.
Lethbridge Klo.  574—Mike Plllshak
Lille No. 1233—J. T Griffith
Maplp  Leaf No, 2829—J,   Bonacci.
(via Bellevue)
Michel No. 2334—Chas, Garner
Passburjj 2352—Miles Isitt.
Royal Collieries   No. 2589—Charles
Smith.
Roche Percee No. 2672—Lachlan Mc*
Quarrle.
Strathcona, Ed. 2155—A. SHaw.
Taber No, 102—Wm. Russell ,
Taber No. 1959—Hop. Evans
ii
Taylorton,  No.  2648—H.   Potter.
Woodpecker    No.    2299.—William
Lowe.
GRAVETT BROS.
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part ol' tlii' city,
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I V?-
NOTICE
NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT
NOTICB is hereby given that pursuant to' the Creditors' Trust Deeds
-Act, 1901, and Amending Acts, Alexander A. Gillespie, carrying on business
as ai merchant in the eity of Fernie, in
the Province of British Columbia, did,
on the "7th day of September, 1909, as-
, sign all his personal estate, - credits
and effects which may be seized and
sold under execution to Cornelius 13.
Lyons of the said City of Fernie, accountant, for the benefit of his creditors. ,' ' '    '
And notice is hereby given that a
meeting of the creditors of the. said
debtor will be held in the office * of
. Messrs: Eckstein & McTaggart, Eckstein building, Fernie, B. C, on the
21st day of Soptember, 1909, at the
hour of four o'clock in the afternoon.
All persons having claims against
• the said debtor are required to forward particulars of the same, .duly
verified, to the assignee at Fernie, B.
'C, on or before the 91 h day of October 1909. ° " „
* And notice is hereby giyeu that after that date the assignee will proceed
to distribute the proceeds of the estate, having,regard only lo the.claims
. of whicli he shall have received notice,
and he will not be responsible for the
assets or any part thereof so distributed to any person or persons of whose
debt be shall not then have received
notice.
Dated this Sth day of September,* A.
D. 1909.
Eckstein & McTaggart
Solicitors for the Assignee.
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Author of "The Prisoner of Zenda"
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powering desire rose in him to rescue!
her, to drag her forth from these dim
cold shades into the suDlight of lif<*
again., Then the spell of this frozen
grief might be broken; then should hei*
drooping glories revive and bloom'
ngain. Kravonia and who ruled there-
aye, in his heart.even the fate of the
gallant little city which harbored them
and whose interest he pleaded—were
nothing to him beside Sophy. On her
his thoughts were centered.
Sophy's own mind in these days can
be gathered only from what others
saw. She made no record of it Fallen
hi an hour from heights of dove and
hope and exaltation, „she lay stunned
in the abyss.. In Intellect calm and collected, she seems to have been as one
numbed in feeling, too maimed for
pain, suffering as though from a mor-
tiflcation of the heart The simple men
and women of Volseni looked on her
with awe and chattered fearfully of
the red star; how that'Its wearer had
been predestined to high enterprise,
but foredoomed to mighty reverses of
fortune. Amid all their pity' for1 her
they spokeof the evil eye. Some whispered that she had come to bring ruin
on Volsenl. Had not the man who
loved her lost both crown and life?
, And it was she through whom the'
guns had come. Tbe meaning of the
guns had spread now to every hearth.
. What had .once beeD bailed as an
achievement second only to her exploit
In the Street of the Fountain served
now to point more finely the sbarpen-
■ Ing fears of superstition. The men held
by her still,, but their wives were
grumbling ,p.t them in their ' homes.
Was, she not after all a stranger?
Must Volseni'.lie in tho dust for her
sake, for the sake of her wbo wore
that ominous, inexplicable star?
Dunstanbury knew all this. Lukovitch hardly sought to deny it, though
he was full of scorn for it, and Marie
Zerkovitch had by heart the tales of.
many wise old beldams who had prophesied this and that from the first moment they saw the red sfar. Surely
and,not slowly the enthusiasm which
had crowned Sophy was turning into a
fear, which made the people shrink
from her even "'bile they pitied, eveD
while they .did not cease'to love.' The
hea,d of Heaven was against bar and
against those who were near her, said
the women. The men still feigned not
to hear. Had they not taken Heaven to
-witness that tbey w_o_uId serve_her._and
a AU kinds of
FresH
Meats
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. on., hand
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Butter
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avesige^tho-king? Alas, their simple
vow was too, primitive for days like
these—too primitive for the days°of the
great guns which lay. oh the bdsom of
the Krath.
Dunstanbury had an interview with
Sopby early on Tuesday morning, the
day after Stafnitz had started for Kolskol. He put his. case with the blunt-
ness and honesty native to,him. In
his devotion to her safety he did not
spare her the truth. She listened with
the smile devoid of happiness which
her face now wore so often.
"I know It all," she said. "They begin to look differently at mo as I walk
through the street—when 1 go to tlio
church, v If I stay here long, enough,
they'll air call mo a witch. But didn't
tbey swear? And I—haven't I sworn?
•ire wo to do nothing for monseigneur's memory?"
"What can we do against tho guns?
Tho men can dio nnd the walls be tumbled down.' And thero nro tho women
and children I"
"Yes, I suppose we cnn do nothing.
But lt goes to my heart thnt they
should lonvo tnonsolgrenr's guns."
"Your guns!" Dunstanbury reminded
her, wllh a smllo of whimsical sympathy.
"That's what they say ln tho city,
too?" sho asked.
"Tho old lings, who nro clover nt tho
, weather nnd other mysteries. And of
courso Mmo. Zorkovltch!"
Sophy's smilo broadened n Utile.
"Oh, of courso poor littlo Mnrlo Zerkovitch!" alio exclaimed. "She's been
suro. I'm a witch over slnco Blio'fl
known mo."
"I wnnt you to como ovor tho frontier with  mo and Bnall Wllllamflon.
I'vo Bonrto Influence, and I cnn lnuuM
your gottlng through all right"
"And then?"
"Whatovcr you Uko. I Bhnll bo utterly nt your ordorB."
Sho leaned hor head against tho high
olinlr In which Hho But, a chnlr of old
onlc, hlnclc ns lier lialr. Sho fixed hor
profound oyos on bis.
"I wish I could itay hero—ln tho little church-wIUi nionsolgnour," tha
•mill.
"By lieavena, nol" he cried, slnrtled
Into BUdden nnd untimely vnhomonco.
"All my lifo la thero," alio went on,
paying no hoed to hi* outburst
"Glvo lifo nnother ehnnce. You're
vory young."
"You enn't count Wo by ycora any '
moro than hours by minutes,   You
reckon tho Journey not by the clock,
hut by tlio stages you havo passed.
Onco beforo I loved a mnn, nnd ho wan
killed In bnttlo.  Dut that wns differ
c.t.   1 v.-.iy ve:.
mnlmnd.    T'm  mnlmnd
it»nth of monsolgnenr."
"Yon cnn bring ruin on theso folk,
nnd yon can't giro yourself up to Stenovics," Ilo could not trust himself to
Hpenlt moro of bor foellngn nor of the
fcluic, lie ><ui>iv;>i u*»*i*. (fi •*-*.;*; prc-rcs*
needs of the enso.
"It's tm-i-nnd yet wo sworel" Bho
lenncd forwnrd to him. "And you-
nron't you nfrnld of tho rod star?'
"Wo Essex men nron't afraid. Wn
hnvon't enough Imagination," ho an-
twered, Binding ngnln.
Hho threw herself bnck, crying lows
"Ah, If we conld striko ono blow-Jnst
one-ror the oath we swore and fer
monselgneurl Then perhaps I should
be content"
"To go with mer
•Terhnps-lf In striking It whtt I
should think best didn't come to »e."
"Yew mntt nm no denser anyhow!*
be cried hastily and eagerly.
"Mr friend." iho said gently, "for
Buch* as I am today there's no such
thing as danger. Don't think I value
my position here or the title they've
given me, poor men! I have loved
titles"—for a moment she smiled—"and
I should have loved this one if monselgneur had lived. I should have been
proud as a child of it If I could have
bo°rne It by his side for even a few
weeks, a few days! But now it's barren and bitter—bitter and barren to
me."
lie followed the thoughts at which
her words hinted. They seemed to him
infinitely piteous.
"Now, as things have fallen out
what am I in this country?- A waif and
stray! I belong to nobody and nobody
to me."
"Then come away!" he. burst out
again. *      **   ,
- Her deep eyes were set on his face
once more. "Yes, that's the conclusion," she said''very mournfully. "We
Essex popple are sensible, aren't we?
And we have no Imagination. Did you
laugh when, you saw ..me..proclaimed
and heard us swear?"
"Good heavens, uo!"
"Then think' how niy oath and my
love call me to strike one blow for
monselgneur!" She • hid her eyes-ie-
hind her hand for a moment' "Aren't
there fifty—thirty—twenty, who would
count their lives well risked? For what
are men's lives given them?"
.'There's one" at least if you <*will
have it so," Dunstanbury answered. •
There" was a knock on the door, and
without, waiting for a bidding Zerkovitch came quickly la. Lukovitch was
behind, and with him. Lepage. Ten
minutes before the valet had, ridden up
to the city gates, waving his handkerchief above his head.
Sophy gave; a cry of pleasure at see1
ing him. "A brave map, who loved his
king and served monselgneur!" she
said as she-darted forward and clasped
his hand.
Zerkovitch was as excited and hurried as ever. He thrust a letter into
lier hand. "From Stenovics, madame.
for you to read,".he said.
She took if saying, to -Lepage with
a touch, of reproach,- "Are. you General
Stenovics' messenger now, M. Lepage?" "•' *     " V
"Read It,'madame," said he. ••
She obeyed and then signed to Lukovitch to take it and to Dunstanbury to
read it also.   "It's just what-you've
_b_een^saying.!L_she__tolfl_him jvith_a,
faint smile, as she sank back in the
well versed in Stenovies'' methods na
the rest Lukovitch smiled broadly,
and even Zerkovitch gave a little laugh,
"now are things in Slavna, M. Lepage?' the last named asked.
Lepage smiled a little too.' "General
Stenovics is in full control of tbe city
—during Colonel Stafnltz's absence,
sir," he answered.
"They've quarreled?" cried Lukovitch.
"Oh, no, sir. Possibly General Stenovics is afraid they might" He spoke
again to Sophy. "Madame, do yon'sjtlll
blame me for being the general's messenger?"
"No, M. Lepage, but there's much to
consider in the message. Captain'Lukovitch. if monseigneur had read this
message, whit would he have thought
the general meant?"-
Lukoviteh's'face was full of excito-'
ment as he answered her:
"The prince wouldn't have eared,
what General Stenovics meant He
would have snld that the, guns would
be three days on the river before they
came to Slavna. tbat the barges would
take the best part of an hour to get
through Mlklevnl lock, that there was
good cover within a quarter of a mile
of the loek"-
Sophy leaned forward eagerly. "Yes,
yes'" she whispered.1
"And that, an escort of a hundred
men was—well, might be—not enough!"
".\nd that riding from Volseni"-
"One might easily be at Miklevni before  Colonel-'Stafnitz  and   the  guns
could arrive there!"
Dunstanbury gave a start Zerkovitch a chuckle,' Lepage a quiet smile.
Sophy rose to her feet; the star glowed;
there was even color in her cheeks besides.
"If there are fifty or thirty or twenty." she said, ber eyes set on Dunstan-
burv. "who would count
their lives well risked,
we mny yet strike., one
blow for monseigneur
and for the guiis he
loved."
ii Djiusfanbury looked
around.  "There are three
here," he said.
"Five I" cried    "Four!" ' colled    Bas-ll
. Sophy.       Williamson   from   the
doorway,,, where  he  had stood  unobserved. ■
"Five!" cried Sophy,' and for the flrst
time, since monseigneur died she laughed.
"Five times Ave aud moro If wp can
get g6od horses enough!" sa'd Captain
Lukovitch. ''
. "I should lil'te to join you, but lr must1
go back and tell Genera! Slenovics that
you will consider his' message. "Madame," smfled Linage
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby-given that thirty
(30) days after date I intend to apply
to the Hon. Chief Commissioner ol
Lands and Works for a license to prospect for Coal and Petroleum on tho
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. It
surveyed line and being the south east
corner of A. S. Farquharson's claims;
Thence running west SO chains;
Thence rpnuiug north SO chains;
Thence running east SO chains;
*. Thence running south SO chains
to a point of commencement, making
040 acres more or less.
■   Located this lst day of September,
1909.'
NAT BABCOCK, Agent,
A.S.FARQUHARSON, Locator
J. RAVEN, Witness
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NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
(30) days after date I intend to apply
to the Hon. Chief Commissioner ot
Lands and Works for a license to pros*
poet 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'near1 3 miles'east of 30
mile post of the present C.-.P. lt. surveyed line and being the north east
corner of Edmoud Boisjoli's claim;
Thence running south' 80 "chains
Thence running west SO chains;
Thence running north SO chains;
Thence'running east 80 chains;
to a point of commencement, making
640 acres more or loss.'
Located this 2nd day of September,
1909.
NAT BABCOCK, Agent,
EDMOND BOISJOLT, Locator
J. RAVEN,"Witness
following described lands situate in
South K. Kootenay, British Columbia,
Block 4593, commencing at a post
planted at or near the 27 mile post of
the present C. P. R. surveyed line and
being the north west corner of Nat
Babcock claim;
Thence running east SO chains;
Thence running south SO chains
Thence, running, west SO chains;
Thence'running north SO chains; NOTICE is.hereby given thai thirty
to a point of commencement, making • (30) days after date'I intend to apply
040 acres more or less. j l0 ule Hon. Chief   Commissioner   of
Located this 2nd   day of September; Lands and Works for a license to pros-
Thence running west SO chains;
to a point of commencement, making
C40 aores more or less.
Located ibis 2nd day of September,
ISOy.
NAT BABCOCK, Agent.
P.A.FARQUllARSON, Locator
J. RAVEN, Witness
NOTICE
1909.
NAT BABCOCK, Agent,
.*  NAT BABCOCK, Locator
J. RAVEN. Witness
NOTICE
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high oaken seat   •
"I am to add, madame,"-said Lepage,
"that, you will be treated with every
consideration—any title In reason, any
. provision in reason too."
"So the general's letter says."
"But I was told to repeat it," persisted the little man. He looked round on
them. Lukovitch and Dunstanbury had
finished reading the letter and' wero
listening too. "If you still hesitated, I1
was to Impress upon you tbat the guns
would certainly be ln Slavna in less
than a week, almost certainly on Sunday. You-know tho course of tho river
well, madame?"
"Not very well above Slavna, no."
"In that case, which General Stenc-r
vies didn't omit to consider, I was to
remind you tint Captain Lukovitch
probably knew every Inch of lt"
"I know lt intimately," said Lukovitch. "I spent two years on tho tlm
ber barges of tho Krnth."
"Then you, sir, will understand that
the guns will certainly reach Slavna
not later than Sunday." Ilo paused for
a moment, scorning to collect his memory* "Ry Wednesday evening Colonel
Stafnltz will bo at Kolskol. On Thursday morning he'll start back. On that
evening ho ought to reach Evona, on
Friday, P.opska." Lukovitch nodded nt
each namo, Lepage went on methodically. "On Saturday tho lock at Mlklevnl. . Yes. on Saturday tho lock nt
MlklovnH" Ho paused again and looked straight nt Lukovitch.
"Exactly, tho lock ut Mlklovnl," said
that olllcer, with another nod.
"Yon, tho lock at Mlklevnl on Saturday. You see. It's not ns If tho colonel
hnd a largo forco to movo. That might
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NOTICE
S'OTICB 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 lo pros*
pect' for Coal and Petroleum on tho
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 aud being the north west
corner of P. A. Farquharson claim;   ,
Thence running cast. SO chains;
Thence running south SO chains
Thence running west. SO chains;
NOTICE is hereby givcirthat thirty
(30* days after date I intend to apply
to iho 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 *1909.'
planted at or near 4 miles east of 271
mile post of the present' C. P. R. surveyed line and being the south west
corner of P. A. Farquharson claim;   *>
Thence running east SO chains;
Thence running north' SO chains;
Thence'running west SO chains;
Thence running south 80 chains
to a point of commencement, making
CIO acres more "or less. " -
Located ibis 3rd day of September,
1909.     *
NAT BABCOCK, Agent, -
P.A.FARQUHARSON, Locator
J. RAVEN, Witness       -    *
I pect for Coal and Petroleum on   the
i following described lands    situate in
j South E. Kootenay, British Columbia,
j Block   4593,    commencing   at a post
.! planted at or near 1 miles- east of 27
j mile post of the present 1. P. R. sur-
| veyed line and being tlm/•'cmli o.ist
corner of-Nat Babcock claim:
Thence running west SO chains;
Thence running north SO,chains;"
Thence running cast SO chains;
. Thence running south SO chains
!o a point of commencement, making
010 acres more or less.
Located this 3rd day, of September,
NAT BABCOCK. Agent,
NAT BABCOCK, Locator
RAVEN, Witness     '
t wj\'*'n,t
now by  tho
"/Ci jwtt what vou'm been iatnn<f," the
told Mm,
take longer. 170*11 Im able to movo ht»
company as quick an tlio bnrgco trar-
•1."
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travel protty well," Bald Lukovitch.
"Dot a hundred men-It's nothing to
move, Captain Lukovitch." Uo turned
round on thom ngnln and then turned
back to Sopliy. -"That's all my men-
ingo, madnrao," lio said.
Tlmro wan n «llnneo.
"So It'fl evldnnt Uie guns will bo In
Blavna by Sunday," I*i»ntro conclndwl.
"If they reach Mlklevnl on Saturday
-nny Urao on Snturdny-tlicy will,"
tnld Lukovitch. "And up hero very
won after!"
"The general Intimated that alio,
CnptAln L-nko-riteh."
"Th/» teenenl nrlf-wi nn very c*refn!
in formation," ol«erved Dututanbory,
'•inklnir rather pimled. Tie wai**, not M
N the end tlie'y started thirty strnngt
including Sophy herself Thern
were the three Englishmen-Dun*
-sranbury, Basil..'Williamson nnd
Henry Brown, Diinstanburv'f-* servant
an old soldier,' a good rider and shot.,
The rest were sturdy yo*in<? men of
Volsenl. once destined for the rauks of
the Prince of Slavna's ortlller.v. Lukovitch and Peter Vassip led "liom. Not
a married man was among tliem.'for,
to his lntepse,Indignation, Zerkovitch
'was left behind In command of the
city. Sophy would have tbis so, and
nothing ••vould move her. She would
not risk causing Mario Zerkovitch to
weep more nnd to harbor fresh fears
of her. So tlioy rodo "without Incum-
brauces," ns Dunstanbury said, laughing. Ills spirits rose Inexpressibly as
the moment of action came.
Their horses were all that could be
mustered ln Volsenl of a mettle equal
to the dash. The littlo band paraded
In the market place' on Frldny afternoon. Thero they wero Joined by Sophy, who hnd been to pay a Inst visit
to Bioncolgneur's grave. Sho camo'
nmong thom sad, yot seeming moro
serene. Ilcr spirit wns the happier for
striking n blow in inonselgneur'B nnmo.
Tho rest of tliem were ln high feuther.
Tho prospect of tho expedition went
fnr to blot out tho tragedy of tho past
nnd to veil tlio threatening face of tho
futuro, Ah dusk fell thoy rodo out o(
tho city gnto,
Mlklovnl lies twenty mllcB iip tho
coursu of tho.river from Rlavnn, but
llio river flown thero nearly from north
to south, turning to tho cant only font
or flvo miles nbovo tho capital. You
rldo, then, from Volsenl to Mlklovnl almost In n straight lino, leaving Slnvnn
away on the loft It Is a distanco of no
moro than tlilrty-llvo miles or thereabouts, but the (lrst ton consist of a
precipitous nnd rugged descent by a
brldlo path from tho hills to tho valloy
of tho Krnth, No pneo beyond a walk
wnn possible nt nny point horo, and for
tho groator part of tho way lt was
necfiHHnry to lend tho horses. Whon
onco tho plain wns ronched thero waft
■good going, HomotlmoH ovor country
rondH, Bomotlnieti ovor gniss, to Mlklovnl.
It wan pliiln that lho expedition
could easily he Intercepted by u forco
It-miring from Hlavna nnd placing Itsolf
astride the route; hut, (hen, they did
not expect n forco to Ihhuo from Slnv-
vn. Thnt would bo dono only by tlin
ordors of Gonornl Stonovles, and r.*o«
pago had gono hack to Slnvnn to toll
lho gonornl thnt his inonnago wiib being
con«ldereil-vcry carefully considered-*
In Volaonl. Oonoral Stonovles, If thoy
i.iiUi'nuood lum riK-'tiy, wouid not
mr-vr- till he henrd more. For the rent
risks must he run, If nil went well,
thoy hoped to reach Mlklevnl boforo
dawn on -Hnturdny. There they were to
Ilo In wait for Slnfnlt7, nnd for tho big
guiifl which wero coming down the
Kr-jtn Irom Kouwoi vo hinvna.
(To bo continued.)
Thence' running nortlfSlTcliains; ,"
to a point, of commencement, making
G40 acres' moro or less.
Located this 3rd day of' September
1909.     ■ -' ..'    '"
NAT BABCOCK, Agent,   .
P.A.FARQUHARSON, Locator
J. RAVEN, Witness ' * ''
NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that thirly
(30) days after date I*intend to apply
to the Hon, Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a license to pros*
pect for Coal and Petroleum* oh   tlio
NOTICE
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 iir
South E. Kootenay, British Columbia,
Block 4093, commencing nf. a post
planted at or near 4 miles east of 30
mile post of (he present C. T. R. surveyed line,' and being the north east
corner of P. A. Farquharson claim;
Thence running south 80 chains
Thonce running east 80 chains;
Thence running norlh SO chains;
NOTICE-
-NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
(30) days after date.I intend to apply
to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of
Lands aiid 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
mile post of thc present'C. P. R. sur*
aavev-Gd=lin6,=aud=b*a:iing i-he-*=nor-ih—west==
corner 'of Nat Babcock claim;
Thence running south 80 chains
Thence running east SO chains;
Thence running north SO chains;"
Thence running west 80 chains;
lo a point of commencement, making
G40 acres more or less.
Located, this,2nd day of September,
1909..
NAT BABCOCK, Agent,
' NAT BABCOCK, Locator
J, RAVEN, Witness
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Fred Walters a son.
If you are a particular smoker get
your smokes at Ingram's.
The finding of .lustice Morrison
awards the disputed two foot frontage
to the Napanee.
Window shades; the price is too
small to mention at Trites-Wood Co.
The regular monthly social of the
Baptist young people's society will bo
held on Monday evening next.
Don't forget to ask for Michel beer
—the best beer made.      (| a
Col. Mason of Ihe Home Bank was
here this week and congratulated us
on the up to date city we live in.
Get in the game—big furniture sale
now on at the Trites-Wood Co.
J. 11. Tonkin left for Vancouver on
Sunday , on business, presumably in
connection wiih the C. N. P. C. Co.
If you want the best—call for Elk-
Valley beer.
Service in Baptist church tomorrow
both morning and evening when Rev.
Mr. Hatt is expected to be present.
Baseball, football and tennis outfits
at Suddaby's.
.1 The Italians of Fernie celebrated
Garibaldi day with a smoker in Braces
hall, to which a large number turned
out.
Refrigerators, the kind that they use
' at the equator, from $9 up at' Trites-
Wood, Co. ,-    ,
1-1.  F.  Armstrong has opened  up a
billiard and pool room in Hosmer this
' week. 'Mrs.  Armstrong joined      him
there.
*•*. Ahem, have you tasted Michel beer?
Isii't it good?
W. G. Barclay and the fire chief
were away to the prairie purchasing
horses last week. . They, returned this
week. ,-
Try a case of Elk Valley Bottled
beer. $2.50 per dozen delivered.
Phone 79.
 Ui\IJs3_C_atlierin_e_iIuJ.variey_of_Glianel.
Hall,. Scotland, . a cousin of Paddy
Hughes is visiting with Mr. and Mrs.
Hughes of this city.
, A Bargain Flurry at Bleasedll's drug
store.  ' '      - -
We take great pleasure in= announcing that the school will open on Monday' October ,4th. The high school
will.be opened as well.
Young man desires position as clerk
bookkeeper in store (experienced) in
Fernie or the Pass district, Apply to
box W. M. Diamond City,-Alta.
Beef, mutton, pork, veal, hams,'bacon, lard, etc., only of the very best.
Phone 41.' \
Grand Master Lawe L O. O. F.of
British Columbia will visit Mt. Fernie
lodge on or about the 6lh of October.
A grand banquet is being arranged for
thc occasion.
It's up to you. We are here to save
vou money in furniture and stoves.
The
D. R. Wllkie, general manager of
the Imperial bank, William' Ramsay,
a millionaire of Scotland.and "Pegleg"
Howland of the . same corporation,
were in tlie city this week and were
much pleased with the future prospects of Fernie.       ■
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.
■Mr. T. S. Baird arrived in the city
this week to relieve Mr. Ha'nnington
of the Bank of Commerce staff. Mr.
Hannington loaves for his holidays to
Vancouver, Seattle, Victoria and other
coast points.
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Trites Wood Co.
O. N. Ross is reported to have received a very large contract from the
McGillvray Conl and Coke Company
to haul coal until tlieir tipple is finished.
VEGETABLES AND FRUIT
Nice and Fresh in This Morning-
Onions,    Radishes,   Cucumbers,    Lettuce,
Rhubarb,   Strawberries,   Oranges
and   Bananas
W.J.   BLUNDELL
Give us a. ca.ll
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THE  FAITHFUL  FEW
Be sure and look at Bleasdell's win*'
dows" Saturday and Monday.    *
Elk Valley beer popularity known
as Michel, always on top at the leading, hotels.
Mr. and Mrs, Pollock and Miss
Leota returned on Sunday from then-
visit to the Seattle fair. While away
they visited at all the const cities and
report a fine trip.
No place In town just like lt. Ingram's pool room.
Jim Burrows and the Cyclone Kid
were scheduled to go 20 rounds at
Coleman on Monday night last, but at
the end of the fifth the Kid was just
about all in and.tho cops thought it.
best to stop the affair.
Finest in the land—Ingram's . bath
room. ,.
Forty candidates will take a fall
out of the K.P. goat next Tuesday evening at the local yastle. This accounts for (he shortage of nails around
town on which his nibs has been dieting in preparation for the event. ,
When thirsty nothing but Michel
beer for^me.
Mr. Butler, the architect for the
Bank of Hamilton, the Imperial bank
and the Trites-Wood block arrived in
the city this week. Mr. Butler is superintending the work on these buildings. •'
First class board and table board;
meal tickets $5 at Fairclough's Boarding House. 179-180, opposite Football
grounds, Coal Creek. .
Clearing up sale at Whimster and
Company's to make room for new
stock arriving. .        •• '     •
The monotony of thc dull theatrical
season will be relieved soon by the
engagement of the San Francisco Opera cdftpany in this city. The Gay Pa
risienne, The Runaway Girl, The Ghei-
sha, Fantana, The Toymaker. arid King
Dodo are some of the lively musical
comedies arid comic operas which the
San Francisco Opera company has in
"ltsTepertoirer-and each—and every
piece is remarkably good entertainment. There has been a general
shaking up.of the chorus and principals; Teddy Webb, of course, heads the
Company and he is surrounded by" <a
| remarkably clever collection of sing-
i ers and actors.
When the meeting's called to order
And you look about the room
You're sure to see some faces
That from out-the shadows loom.
They'are always at the meeting,
And stay till it. is through;
The ones that 1 would mention
- Are the always faithful few;
They fill the vacant offices
And they're always on the spot,
No matter-whats the weather,  '
Though il  may be awful hot,
It may be damp and rainy
'^But they are tried and true;
The ones that you rely on ■
Are the always faithful few.
There's lots of worthy neighbors
Who will come when in the mood
When everything's convenient,
They can do a little good,
They're a factor in the order ""
And are necessaryj too
But the ones who never fall us -
Are the always faithful few.
If it were not "for these faithful,
Whoso shoulders at .the wheel   .. .
Keep the order moving onward
Without a halt or" reel,
What would be the fate of others
" AVho claim so much to do?
They would surely go under
But for the faithful few.
a Fernie Cartage & Construction Co. j
•        The Fernie Cartage & Construction Co.
1 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.       7
O. N. ROSS, Sole Proprietor
To secure your share
of the surprising bargains at the big Removal Sale of
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TENDERS   WANTED
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 accepted.    *     ., HY.,', G.VTE,
. Sec. F.6.E. Coleman.
Slaughter sale of hammocks
at Suddaby's. 25 per cent, discount while they last.
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To The Electors
Dry Goods
Clothing
Boots and
Concrete Fence Posts
7 foot long       - -       70c each
W, M. DICKEN
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FERNIE
Linoleums
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Wanted
150 WOODSMEN
Highest going wages paid. Apply P.
G. Waters,' Elk Lumber. Co,, Ltd., Hosmer, B. C.
Crows Nest Trading Co.
General Merchants
Everything      Reduced
for a few days longer
The   Store   of  Good Values
"Agents^-"Bdl^Pianors^
Sold on monthly payments
Victoria Ave.
Fernie, B.C.
Trites-Wood Co.} Ltd.
My   Big
Offer
To inaugurate, the opening of my New Studio, I
will for two weeks (from today) reduce the price on all
my Cabinet Photos $1.50 per dozen.   Act quickly.
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Satis faction
Guaranteed
J. F.   SPALDING,   Photographer
Who Solicits Your Patronage
1 make Photo Postcards the full size ofthe postcard and guarantee them the best you can get
Others come and go but I am here all the time to back up My Work    Call and see me
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