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industrial Unity is Strength
Tbe Official Orcein of District No. 18, V. PI. W. of A.
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VOL.V.   N6. 14
FERNIE,. B. C,   November 6th,   1909
$1.00 a Year
GOMPERS ANO
TO JAIL
Court of Appeal Hands
Out Final Decree—
What Next
' WASHINGTON, D. C. Nov. 3—The
court ci Appeals, of the district of Columbia today. affirmed the jail sentence of Samufel Gompers, president of
the American Federation of Labor,
John Mitchell, former , president ••* of
the United Mine Workers, and Frank
Morrison, secretary of 'the American
Federation of Labor, convicted of con-
tempi, on a chargo of violating: an injunction by publishing the name of the
Buck Stove and Range Company as
-"unfair." " '"; '*
The sentence was imposed by Justice, Wright in the Supreme court of
the' District of Columbia and the appeal was taken to the court of appeals
of,the district which handed down its
decision today..
.The sentence of Gompers is for one
year in jail. John,Mitchell is sentenced
to nine months in jail and Morrison is
1 sentenced to six months.
*" The opinion of the court of appeals
was written' by associate justice Van
Orsdcl and. was concurred., in by Associate Justice Robb, Chief ' Justice
Sherrard .dissenting.
"Individual interest dwindles into insignificance when compared with the
higher principles in the case,'declared
Justice-Van. Orsdel. . . •
_ "Tho fundamental issue is ■ whether
the constitutional agencies-of the gov
'^eminent shall.be*obeyed .or defied.
'*-' :*','Tlie-,meife' fact"' that' the. defendants
♦■♦.<♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦
NOTICE
All Socialists   in   outlying
points of ,the Fernie Electoral
District are requested to communicate with Mr. David Pa-
„ton, Box 101, Fernie B. C.
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A  GOOD YARN
OTTAWA,, Nov. 4—Wilson Foster, a
Yukon mining man, has presented the
dominion geological survey with a collection of gold and topaz and opal
stones, valued at $10,000 which were
taken from the gizzards of partridge,
grouse and other ground birds found
in the Yukon.   ,
MRS. ROBINSON
WILL NOT HANG
THOUSANDS OF LETTERS FROM
ALL OVER BEGGED FOR \     ,
-LENIENCY
are "officers'of organized labor ilFAm-
e-rtca-a'ddB to the gravity of the situation, but it-should not be ..permitted
to*influence"the result."  "( ..
OTTAWA, Nov. 3—Mrs. James Robinson, the woman under sentence- to
be hanged at Sudbury three weeks
hence, for the murder ofthe infants
of her daughters will not have to,suffer the death penalty.. This much has
already been decided, after a review
of evidence, and-the circumstances of
the case by the minister of justice."
/ It is very doubtful however,* if the
cabinet council will see its way clear
to grant a full'pardon. There is no
precedent for such a course in the history of the Dominion. \-   - ■
In the only similar instance where
sentence of death on a woman was
commuted some years ago, to a limited, term of, imprisonment, the term
was made fourteen years and'she was
afterward liberated after serving, seven
years,    _.'.'•■'     '*'•""      .      ,'  "'   ■'■
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THE BIG FIGHT
IN FULL SWING
First Gun of Campaign in  Fernie Rid-
.     *, .   '      e
ing Touched Off Last Night-Ross
and Fisher Very Easy
HARRINGTON EASY   WINNER
♦ ♦'♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
♦
WORKINGMEN „ ♦
-*7/; -— '■ ♦
Remember that John Harr- ♦
'ington is "the only man who ♦
will represent    you    in.,  the ♦
fight. The two old party men ♦
represent capital all the time. ♦
HORRIBLE FATE
LONDON, Nov. 3—Three .hundred
miners • were imprisoned by water
rushing into the-- Tareni coal pit at
Ystaal-Yh-Fera, Glamorganshire.
Three bodies have been recovered.
One hundred and fifty miners were
rescued alive. The others are'still
held prisoners and the water is rising., '  •
CITY COUNCIL
Minutes of a meeting of the Municipal council of the corporation of the
City of Fornie. hold in the council
chambers "November 2nd,' 1909.
Present: Mayor Herchmer, Aid. Cree
Barclay, Johnson, Gates, Dutbie.
Duthie--Cree--Thnt rates for electric light bo as follows:
1 i« C.P. light $1 per month.
2 1« C.P. light 95c per month.
3 '16 C.P. light 90c per month.    ,
•4 16 C.P., light 85c per month.
5 10 C.P.' light 80c per month.
-   Imrclny—Duthlo—That  tlm    motor
rate bo twonty cents per kw. Uodr.—
Carried;
Duthlo—Crce—That a minimum
chnrgo bf $1 monthly, Including meter
rental, bo charged,—Carried.
Harclay—Croo—That a discount of
IR por cent bo allowed on oleotrlc light
blllH if paid beforo tho 2lith of month,
—Carried.
Croo—Johnson— Tlint Dupow, Mac-
donold & McLean Co. Ltd. wire thc
powor Iiouho on tlmo and material.--
Cnrrlod.
Minutes of n mooting hold on Nov-
mi bor 4lh:
Prosont Mayor Horchmor: Air. Croo
John son, Gat on.
Croe—Johnson— That City Clerk
•wrlto to uluctrlcnl suppl/ compnnioo
tor prlco llHtfl.—Cnrrlod,
Croo—JohiiBon— Thnt llm of hup-
pllos on, lint A bo purclinHcd al onco
from tho Wostlnghouso Co. local ng-
ont,—Cnrrlod.
Croo—CatOH— That, UhI of supplies
for powor Iioubo ho purchased locally
and tondoru nskod for,—Cnrrlod.
OnlOB—JohnBon— Thnt tlmo for ro-
„ bate ou pnymont of 1000 tnxes bu ox-
tended to Woo, 4.—Carried,
Johnson—OatoB— Thnt atandnrd
polo lino to rink property bo constructed hy Dopow, Mncdonold ft McLean
Compnny. prlco to bo 1175,—Carried.
Gfttes—Johnson—That wo now nd-
Jotirn.—Cnrrlod.
The case is clearly on<T6f murderT
and even though the circumstances all
cry for mercy it is' doubtful under the
criminal code if a full pardon can "oe
granted.-  -    - ■     <■'"'-
' The. matter will come'before the
cabinet, this week for consideration.
Meanwhile the flood' of petitions for
clemency and pardon pouring into the
department of justice is unabated. It
is estimated that over one hundred
and fifty thousand persons have already been heard from. All sections
of Canada, from the' Atlantic to the
Pacific, aro represented, and many
letters are being received from the
United States. i    7.
'•') Somo of the petitioners couch0 their
prayer for mercy ■ in original poetry,
others wri,te essays or diatribes on the
various aspects of the case.
NEW LODGE
%
uuipic-
„ Crown Awl uuipic- .w. ,v ui n.t.
Vylhlni. SJalwi* wiib rrnrenntorn nn
tho 32nd of Octobor by Mra. Lillian
Thomas D.D.fl.C. of Iiosslnnd. with
quito n largo membership. Tho following offleora woro duly -Mooted und
Mra. II. Wrlgleiworth, M. K. C,
Mm. Loan lloulton, K. C,
Mn. K. Todd, K. I.
lira. A. T. Hamilton, M, of T.
Mr*. Spalding, M. or It. and C.
Mr*.  W. flcott, M. of F4
Mr*. W. Ward, P. of T.
Mm. Tl, fl. Wilkinson, O. of O, T,
>»r». M. h. Herk, P. C. of T,
Aftor Installation of officer* tho
degree wtt conf-t.ra.-d on several of
tho Knights and th« piflcwdlnga closed with * banquet Rlv-Mi by tho llro-
ther Knfuhtit. AU hart a vory -jnjoy-
ablo time.
ARE JAILED FOR
SPEAKING ON STREET
LABOR ORATOR8 MAKING    HARD
BATTLE FOR FREEDOM OF
'    SPEECH
SPOKANE, Nov, 3—Eighty orators
of tho Industrial Workors of tho World
wore marched to-jail between 12 nnd
2 o'clock today for speaking on tho
BtrnotH, and boforo night It Ib bo'llovod
that. 1100 to GOO may bo In Jail or undor
guard nt, tho city hall, Tho Industrial
Workora of tho World clnlm to hnvo
7000 mon horo or on tho wny from
othor cltloii ready to lnko tho plnco of
thoir orntorH nB fnst ns thoy nro nr-
rested.
Tho polico nro keeping tho crowds
on iho movo nnd up to tho prosont
no dlflordor linn occurred.
Tho city nuthorltloB hnvo provided
a big rockpllo and Bocurod extrti ham-
inorh. Tho orators aro to bo marched
to tho rockpllo, but doclnro thoy will
refuse to work. In thla event It Is
expected they will ho put on n broad
and wntor dlot until thoy nro willing
lo swing tho hnmmors. If thoy work
tho city plana to uso tho crushed rock
for a now huge concrolo bridge- being
built on Monroo stroot,
iiu.JKv .-liui-u <.>'•■*> .*.*;'**,!:*.£ declared
Iim ton* flaw* 1e_\MMl<*t*n find nnonn-
additional which permltB religious bodies to hold stroot meetings, This
upsets thn Salvation Army's plans for
a big stroot mooting led by Command),
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rhnT W W
men do not resist arrest, but aro singing, shouting nnd raising pandemonium
In tho jail whoro thoy aro packed llko
sardines, nineteen bolng In ono littlo
cell.
8ERIOUI* CHARGE
CHATHAM, Nov. 4—Mrs. M. Humble, char-Red with blowing np her husband's hoata In Harwich on tbe morning of October 23, while Rumble and
tho family wacr aalcep, wns arraigned this rooming but the hearing was
adjonmett lor * vwak.
The Hon. R. McBride, aided by attorney general Bowser, surrounded by
W. R. Ross, chairman, Dr. Bonnell and
the faithful, few, occupied the 'boards
at the miners theatre last night. ■
. Chairman Bonnell opened the meeting and startled the' audience by stating that no* opposition speakers would
be allowed on the platform and he given" a right to speak. This met with a
loud rebuke from the audience. The
chairman then introduced W. R. Ross
as the, first speaker. Mr. Ross waded
through the usual string of party, talk,
and. during bis remarks stated- that
while-he recognized many beauty spots
in Socialism the times, were not ripe
for its * doctrine. . lie egotistically
claimed that-at the last election,, the
people had used-their, good sense by
sending him to Victoria to represent
them and wound up by begging the
Socialists and workingmen • to uni£e
with him and. approve of the McBride
railway' policy.
Premier McBride was the next speaker, and occupied.the boards for about
"45-Talimtesr^explalnlngJ—his-—railway-
policy. He urged upon the Socialists to
stand with him in the policy. He made
a big talk about his stand on the Asiatic question. 'He .quoted figures for
the"'cofit'of'the* railway and ended up
by' giving out the information ..that if
his railway policy was endorsed' by
the people it .would' mean the expenditure of' $35,000,000 within four years
and the bringing in of thousands of
white workmen to the country (to
fill the already, overstocked labor
market; and cut down tho wages still
lower.--Ed.) He solicited votes for his
friend' Mr. Ross, who he claimed has
always stood up for the workingmen.
(We wonder whore), "The Conservative government,' he said, "was the
first government, to recognize tho
workingmen, and thnt. wns under Sir
John A. Macdonald, (and tho Liberals
claim they woro tho, first) who gave to
tho workers the right to striko, (We
think we can-trace a striko or two' beforo the advont'af Sir John.—Ed.)
Mr. llowsor was noxt and reiterated
tho statement of McDrlde, Uo then
criticized the supposed railway policy
of John Oliver, dubblng*lt "tho prizo
railway map.", Ho mndo a great talk
on tho terms of tho agreement with
tho G. T. P. and tho McKciwIo and
Mann railways, referring to tho omploymont of Asintlc labor, (Tlio clause
ho road contained ,tlio following "un-
Iohh allowed by tlio nontenant governor." And ovoryono knows full woll
that that clauso was InBortod as a
loop holo, and would bo usod liy thc
Lieutenant Governor as readily as
poflBlblo If pressure from certain sources was brought to boar. What, labor
man oan bo gulled by such rqt ub that
when Dimsmulr hlmsolf Ib ono of tho
largest employers of Aslatlo labor In
Canada,—Ed.) Ho mado tho starting
statomont that at present (while ho
and MoDrldo bollovcd in using tho poo-
plo'B monoy for tho pooplo) thoro^wpB
hoarded up at tho Canadian Dank of
Commorco nt Victoria tho siini of $4
108,000, which was drawing 8 por cont.
(And all through tho country such
things as schools, roadn, oto, nro bolng entirely ignored by this Holf samo
government, Evon right horo In For-
nlo wo wnnt for roads whilo 4 millions
Is lying Mio there.—Ed.) Ho started
off gnmoly to tacklo tho Jnpitnoso fish-
ery question, but soon pulled in hia
horns nnd switched off to other mnttors. Ho mentioned nbout tho local
option proposition, ami uaM (ImC **
special ballot box would bo usod on
tho 25th* and that If 60 per cent of the
voters voted yon, tho local option bill
would be Introduced Into tho houso,
but it the BO pvr u-ta oui wn ^i« *••»
favor nothing further would bo dono
In tho mnttor, This Is n vory good
systom of handling this much voxed
question at tho present time.
Tho mooting was vory orderly
throughout, tho only p-vipl** rnfufntr a
disturbance being two Conicrvati(/os,
v-iUo coutiluot sit still whll" th^lr
leadarn wero' talking. Tlio chairman
made tbe announcement at Ihe outset
that tho Coal Crwk train would be
held for an Tiour to allow tho faithful
Conservatlr-B from Ce<ft1 Ciwk ta
aliake landa with f?i*« Premier.     Dr,
Bonnell told Mr: Harrington ihat the
Premier wouldr speak for one and a
half hours aiid 'Mr. Bowser for two,
and for that" reason no opposition
would be allowed to occupy the boards.
However as there was over an°hour's
time left it seemed rather frosty , to
hold such a one'" sided meeting, said
showed that McBride, Bowser and
Ross were afraid of their two, opponents, v.      '  '
ing on" Friday night.     Hg will
in Hosmer on Saturday night.
speak
■ John.Harrington, the Socialis+ candidate* for the Fernie riding in the
coming'election/visited Hosmer, Michel' and Corbin last week, and was
well received in all these pi ices.
Working committees weer formed at
Hosmer.and Michel. At Corbin he
addressed a .large audience for over
an hour, dealing with his subject in,a
masterly manner.' A number of questions were dealt, with to the. satisfaction of*,all.,* Comrade Harrington was
loudly cheered , at the close of, his
address, and a vote of thanks ' was
accorded" him,,and he .was unanimous-
-lyHnvited-to-visit^Gorbin-again-before.
the campaign was over, which'he promised to do., Mr. Hamilton, who is aii
old Coal Creek pan, and who is at
present the local secretary-of the-17
M-; W. of A.pre'sided.in a very able
manner.       ^ „*'   •",-
Mr. Harrington returned to Fernie
on Saturday and dealt with a mass of
correspondence from outside districts
from comrades who are willing to devote their time and ,energy (without
hope of monetary reward) to help on
tlie fight. It is safe to say that before
another, week closes there will be such
air army of Socialist speakers in Fernie as. never before. Amongst the
correspondence 'was a * letter .from
Com. Drake of Bellevuo stating that
he would ho In Fernio on Thursday,
November 4, prepared to do anything
In his power. Drako is a worker and
was agent for CM. O'Brien in the
Rockies, Ho is an old time lumber
Jack and will bo put into that part of
tho riding immediately. Mr. Harrington attended a special meeting of tho
Socialist party In tho Miners hall nt
Fornio on Sunday, whon matters of
organization woro discussed, and Harrington was appoint ci] ronrosontatlvo
of tho pnrty nt tho registration court
tho following day whero ho met with
much success.
Com. Harrington nddrossed tlio usual mooting'of the party,on Sunday
and in tho courso of his remarks mado
lt quito clenr that ho wus not going
to pander to imyoiio for votes, that,
win or lose, this oloctlon was going to
be fought on a straight Ihruo, and
that, evory voto glvon to him was ti
voto for ihe prlnclplOB for whleh ho
stood. Comrades Minton and Dickenson oIho spoke, A numbor of interesting questions 'Woro asked and
answered, Jack Smith occupied tho
chnlr,
Com. Harrington nltomlod to moro
correspondence on Tuesday, which Included a telegram from Com. Wilfred
Dribble of Toronto, stating that ho
would bn In Fornio tomorrow (Sunday.) If tho necessary arrangements
cnn bo mndo ho and tho enndldnto
wilt speak In tho Conl Creek schoolroom on Mondny night,
Hnrrlngton loft on Wednesday on
tho Q. N. ami will go nn fnr as Gateway, returning tn tlmo for noss' moot-
Comrade Harrington, representing
the Socialist party, Charles Garner, on
behalf of Michel Miners union, attended the registration, court on Monday
last, November 1 and met with great
success, retaining every, name they
claimed for. , They claimed for forty
names which had been objected to by
the Conservatives. The following
names which were claimed for by the
Socialists remain on the-list and are
entitled to vote oh ihe 25th.
Coal Creek— ,
•A. Adamson
W.. Bailey
W.  Cadman
D. Campbell   ,
*'*    M. Campbell.  " -,   ,
M. Davis '-  •
C. Dixon,,
Jos. Dodd t •   "' •
AV. Harrold      ' „ *  '
\V. Henderson,"'
-W". Huby ' "    •
""JenUinsoir
D.' Logan -
R. Milner
A. t McFegan
.L.McGlchie ,*■
G; • Vicker , •
Hy. Merner
J. Moore
Jos. Morris
L. Parker.
BRAKEMAN BURNED
IN TRAIN WRECK
HORRIBLE     DEATH
', ,,    ' TRAINMAN   IN'
WRECK
OVERTAKES
BAD
REDDING, Cal. Nov. 3—Conductor
Edward F. Richardson, of Dunsrauir,-
was instantly .killed, - and ntakcmnii
Charles Neale burned to death in the
wreckage of the rear part of ;\ 'frpisjln
train on the Southern Pacific, which
was caught early today in'a tunnel
midway belween=-_Keswic!v and Coran.
Neale, inextricably fastened in thc
wreck, remained' conscious and
when he saw the fire i'rom the burning
freight cars creeping near begged the
bystanders to cut off his legs io release him. The flames crept nearer
and nearer and finally incinerated the
doomed man, while the other .members
of the train crew stood by in horrified
helplessness^   . •       °     '    "  •*
SUICIDE OF A
LETHBRIDGE
WOMAN
Hard to Understand the
Awful Deed—Home
Was Happy
(Lethbridge Herald)
The body of Mrs. George li.' Davis
was found at her room at Howell Harris on Bartlett street on Saturday
about, half past twelve, when police
burst in the door of the room. When
Mrs. Davis did not appear, about
noon, Mrs. Harris, her landlady, be**
came anxious and went to her room
and called. She received no response, _
i -' *,
and on trying thc door found that it.
was   locked.  '   All   efforts   to   arouse *
her failed, and Mrs.'llarris,   becoming
alarmed,  got her  husband   to  get A*
ladder and climb up to the window of
her' room.      There Mr.  Harris met n
gruesome  sight.      The body of Mrs.
Davis was lying across lier., bed in' s, ■
pool of blood with a ghastly ciit across
her throat.      Mr. Harris at once informed   the police of tlie catastrophe.
Chief   Gillespie   and a constable,   on
arriving at the spot forced the d-i .*."
of the room   where the dead body of
tho woman    was lying, her, head toward the foot of the bed. Ue.-'ldo ii'-r
lay a- copy of Wllkie Collins "Fallen
Leaves," face downward and opened
about the middle of thc book, w ,it*l*
she had apparently been reading during the night. '*
Coroner Higinbotham *,vas no-.ii*.!j*l
at once" and in company wtyh the .-'.ii*..*'
made a thorough search of the,room
A   small bottle ot carbolic acid wa*-*
The wreclTwas cau'sed'by th'Tca-vlngfdl_cov;8red'_near"-the-bed-
Michel—
W. Bullen
E. Clough
D, ISvnns  '
11.' Milner
W. Scott
<•   „W.' Shorrosh
•   >      W. Smnllnor
,A; Taylor
ir G. Wilson
W. Wright
, . C. Colistcr
N.'Cnrmols   "
'    J. Guest
Lai, Lnwrelln
A. Moiitclbetti
T. Pratoro ,
F.' Itossl ,    '
T, FurtnroM
Harrington wiib also Instructed to
claim for James Gorrfo nnd David
Gorrie, also Thomas Duncan and N\
Duncan. Thoso four however, woro
claimed for by Mr. Rons, howovor,
and ns Harrington did not objoct thoy
remain on tho list, also Sir. A. Borr-
ldgo, Claimed by Rohb Ii; all rotalnod.
Claimed by Garner and Harrington 10.
Tho Socialist party did not objoct to
anyone, believing that ovory man Ib
entitled to a voto,
in of the tunnel about ^midway between Keswick and Coran on the rear
,     , ,    ,,    ,
of. the northbound freight,train. The
caboose occupied by Conductor'Richardson and Brakeman Neale, wns almost completely buried under a mass
of earth and rocks, and with thc overturning of the' stove the wreckage
caught fire. The trade was torn
up for. over a hupdred feet by the
wreck, and it is impossible to build
a track around tho tunnel, so,the traffic on the Southern Pacific line will,bo
tied up until tomorrow and possibly
later.
BELLINGHAM HAS
A FATALITY FIRE
THREE LODGING HOUSES BURNED
AND INMATES-RECEIVE
FATAL BURNS       ,
CHURCH  OPENING
i*W0     ^MP     m^     ^^      ^^      *tj      t^f-
OCCHIOl
Tuttl gll Itnllnnl   florlnllsll,
non lmporta so seno nfflllatl
.., •      •**. ...ti .A  ...i
•U  X.v, *■»* i\tr^ •*>•.**"*. •**   - ** >
nntl o non votnntl aono cord-
inlmonto Invitati a vlsltnro II
. quartfero goncrnlo dol partlto,
situato nol tentro doH'Unlono
dol mlnatorJ, dovo potrnnno
nvere ditto le InformnMionl
rigunrdo al progrosso fntto
rturnrit.- In prescnle cam-
pagiia polltlcn.
II Candldato Soelallita rspp-
reienUnt* gll Optra) al Par-
lamsnto e  -John Harrington.
Work on tho now Mothodlst church
l» being rushed for tlm opening   on
Sunday wook, November 14th. Opening sermons will bo preached by tho
Uov. (Icorgo Kerby of Cnlgary, ono of
tho nblost nnd most popular ministers
In the wcHt, nnd spccinlly HiiccoKHfiil
In young men's work, On the Monday
following tho opening tho Indies of thu
church arc providing a populnr dinner nt GOc por bend, which will   be
solved In tr.o bnHomont of dm chiiuh,
Thoro la nmlo n«otnmodntlon h no
Thorn Is nmle nrnnmmndntlon In the
basement   for sentlng  nil  who  mny
como.    In tho evening n cnutatn will
U.  ......:<..Li by   *V**   t-\wh:     opnMit
-.Inj/lTijr will br* n fr-ntnrn nf Dw np-»n*
Ing services,     Wntrh announcements
next wook.
Local Option
Wants tho mattor with Iocnl option?
T.'*..''.- ^''.,■'-, 1%n '"'"••"""'■l from nil sidon
In a general rally on Mondny night,
November 8. Thore will be a representative Iocnl platform reinforced by
Rev. Robert Hughes of Cranbrook,
wlio Ib now running tho Crnnbrook
Searchlight, Cnndldntes for political
honors w|,H be invited to b« pnwnt,
nnd declare themsujlv'-'S. Local option
is a live Issue tn Dw present fiim-
palgn nnd will be ennvassed In all Its
♦ bearings. A routing meeting is <<x-
♦jp-Ttwl, For ronv«>nl(-nr«> the iupM-
♦ling will  be held  In thu    Methodist
♦ ifhurcb.
i
It was evident that she had used the
remainder as the mouth and side of
the "face showed that she had, been
burned by the'.acid... tjnderncath her*
body an open razor was found, covered
with blood, the instrument which she
had used to take her life when the
acid had not fully accomplished the
puropse. -   ..
Tho room was searched in vain for
any sign of a note-or message indicating   the attitude   of the   mind that
prompted such nn action,     The key
of the room was found on tho floor'
Inside tho room, showing that she had •
evidently locked the door before committing the deed and it hnd been jolt-'
ed out of the lock when (he door was .
forced open.
11 is hard to Imagine an adequate
reason Hint prompted Mrs. Davis (o
this terrible act of self destruction,
She was to all npponrnnces In the best
of spit-Its the night beforo, had played
n gnmo of crlbbnge, and appeared not
to hnvo the slightest symptoms of mol-
niK.-liolla. She was u young woman, 32
'years of age, rat lier prepossessing In
npponninco, and usually of a cheerful
I'-mperamcnt although subject ' some
llmi'S to fits of despondency.
Her husband Is nu Implement agent,
iu tho employ of ihe International
Hiirvi'Htcr Company of thlH city, nnd
wiih at tlu< time nt Grassy Lake on
business. Sir. nnd Mrs. Davis hnvo
been living nt Sir. Harris' since Inst.
August, coming hero nt Hint time from
Or-'.'iniburK, tndlnnn.'
They hnd Intended tn leave In n few
dnyH for their homo In the Stales in
order to bring hack their household effects before moving to their home nonr
Taber, where Mr. Dnvls hns n Inrgo
farm,
.Mih. Dnvls' parents nro living nt
(Ireoiisburg, Indiana. The body wns
shipped home from Addlsons undertaking parlors Inst ulght,
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DIOLLLN'GHAM, Nov. ,:i~-Two lives
were lost, one woman Is fn^ly Injured und n <lo/.(m seriously burned, ami
property valued nl $25,000 wns destroyed in n fire which rnzod three lodging-
houses on Klk street between Walnut
nnd Mnrb'la streeth after '.\ o'eloc.l; tlii>i
morning. Tho dead nro William Gorman, ciirpent'er, nnrt Willinm Dawson,
carpenter, while Sirs, Kininn Huffln
had her spluo broken nml Is fat ally Injured,
Thu burned buildings were of t'riiiu*.
and burned like tinder, Within a
few minutes after the flro wiih discovered dm Interior of the Denver
house, the Bent Ilo Iioiiho nnd the two
stories over the H. II. grocery wns n
mass of flumes. The Inmates diiHlicd
lu through the flumes into the HU.lt-
H'lij'H nnd ew'itped from tho wlmloi/c.
Mnny were taken down ladders by
flri-inen. SHh. Huffln lowered her two
children front the third story window
to the street with clolh<*« lines. One
frantic girl whose name mnld not be
secured hung by her finger tips to a
window sill on (lie third floor Heading   forth Nrrenm nfter h'tciiiii.
wns eight minutes before a ladder nr-|w,,|,r' brutally killed by tin. hired mnn
rived,   and she was rescued by fln-i"* Humwrlun «»">^,ll Mo«'l, aged 21.
u.i.11. r....,.L.> .,..,..,..*.'. '. ',.■:■ •""] '"•'    •N'r- Thnrbiirn, who Is a former resl-
rlntnlnjr wn« burned before «he wnwident of Hnrnln, Out., waH shot nml his
rescued. ,1(),l>' Hirowu into Hu- -i-ltnr. 'i'iw lixni)
URUTAL  MURDER
QUILL LAKH, Sask., Nov. •l—Thi-ru
Ih gnat excitement in the village over
the triple murder of George Thorburn,
wife and IiIh wife's mother, who
ii ihls
1 i
It Is not known how the fire orlg-
nf .Vjrs, Tliorlnirn  wns (omul in the
Innted. It Is believed to have Htnrtci] i'"«*'»* "''•■"" «"«-* h0'"*'1'- n,!'' 'ho bo,,>' °*
In, the second story of the    Denver!Mn». Therbuin's mother Is bulloved to
i. »,.i..,. » ,,„ It,*, in Die u-i-II.     The little three year
old gill hid In an oven nud *'sch)i.-.-, \W
monger's clutches, The boy wns
clubbed Into unronneiousnesn but is
Hi III nllve.
HetilcrH were out In nil directions
scouring the country nnd their effortH
wt xi- iv*j/itrd*"'l a« Hi'' murd'Tcr u-ns
arrested ttt Wyuward this afternoon,
m-aI Ukfu lu cliaigu by mounted pot
Ire.   He admits his guilt.
The Thorburn family was one of the
most highly renneeled l/i theso parts,
nnd the awful tragedy has rnusi-tl a
d»ep gloom In the «ommiitili}-.
INJURED TRADE  MARK
TORONTO, NovTlh-Thf allied printers trndo rouncll hns launched nn action to recover IIO.oimi duningen for
nu alleged i (iiih|>irrt( j to iiij.ii-*: It**-, re
glstered I mile mark and has secured
nn Interim iiiinncdon till X*,i*..*ml»*i
10 to provVnt tho use of any fraudulent
Imitation of the trad*- mark. The ilf-
fendanta are B. 8. Randal. V, S, AH-
roll, M. Tumpane, Charles Keates, *"*,
T. Hoddy and U\ Whyt-. PAGE TWO
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNiS,      B. Ci NOVEMBER 6 1909,
THE DEADLY PARALLEL
WHAT WOULD SOCIALISM BE LIKE?
(From "ANSWERS") „ -.'
What would England be like if the Socialists were to come into power at the next General Election? How
would a Socialist regime affect the every day lives of the 'population of our country? These are questions the
replies to which should be interesting to students of modern'events, the answers coming as they do from such
experts as Mr. Victor Grayson, the Socialist M. P. for Coine Valley; and Colonel Lockwood, Conservative M. P'
*       **-< • ,*
for the Epping division. ., ,       ,
A PARADISE—Says Victor Grayson M.P.  *'
What would England be like under Socialism? ' Serious prophecy is always difficult and dangerous; and
because we Socialists do not'care to enter into prognostications as to the colors that would be assigned to the
various valued stamps, or the shape of the money orders,
our opponents snatch triumphantly at the straw and
cry out that we have no practical, definite platform.'
*' But a broad forecast is not so difficult. ** In the first
place, then/the State—that is, the whole community,, of
which you are a member—would be inalienably the
owner and administrator of the land, or raw materials,
and of, values and resources accumulated from the past.
You would not only hold your, land from the state, bui.
you would gel your milk from it, your meat from it,
your bread from it. • There is a class of people to whom
the ■ idea of buying bread from the State appears— or
appears to appear—unaccountably appalling.   They seem
* to forget that already they buy many things from the
State—their stamps, for instance—and that the burden
thus laid upon them does not begin to crush* the romance
out of their lives—a charge that has been laid at Socialism's door. ' -
The idea "that Socialism would create a bureaucracy—
a> host of officials' under whose tyrannical thumbs Che"
public would writhe—is best answered by looking at the
present situation under. Individualism. Competition - involves the employment of'such an army of officals that
the co-ordination brought about by a Socialist regime
-_W-Ould_inev'itably abolish0 about  half 'of them.      Then,
again,  we Socialists believe that    Socialism  can only
. come'when the people are educated,up to its principles.
In tlie' circumstances, it is ludicrous to imagine an enlightened people tyrannizing over itself!
We dont hear much talk about ^tyranny of Ihe post
office.     On the contrary it is generally cited as a model
• of organization. . ,  *
No More Millionaires
Again, if Socialism were' introduced it would be impossible for any ono man' to amass riches to the extent
of, say, Mr, Carnegie or Mr. Rockefeller, or ■anything approaching that extent. Yet the idea that Socialism Is
opposed to capital—though It is opposed to capitalism—
' is one of the popular misconceptions with regard to lho
proposed development of Socialism which need not exist
if those,, who 'criticise Socialism would undertake the
elementary labor of reading Its literature,
Tho* best answer to those who say that capital would
be driven out of tho country by any advance toward Socialism Is that, for purposes of ordinary Socialistic tendencies, such ns municipalization schemes and schemes
for national control of Industrial concerns, there Is novor
any difficulty in obtaining limitless cupltnlas loans from
' the vory peoplo who threaten us with the export of their
capital, Il Is a caso of tho demand creating the supply.
In the abstract philosophy of tho Socialists, capital
oxists In no bunks or bags, but In tho will and capacity
to labor on the raw material of tho earth.' Wn Invite
tho capitalist lo lako Ihls latter ont of the country! Anothor point overlooked by this class of objector lf*\lhnt
Socialism Is nol u national but an inlontyllonnl movomont. There Is no country of tho slightest Importance
that Is not an much dovcloped toward Socialism ns England Ilsolf, nnd ll would obviously bo abBiird lo transport
capital to any but tho Important Industrial centres,
As to the Army and Navy question wo are bolng continually misrepresented. II, Is hardly concolvnblo that
our present bnrbnrle method of nettling nnl.lnnnl dlsi1iit.es
would survive tho Introduction of International Soclnlism, Hul lu the ovont of backward nutlous retaining a
system or Indlvldunlsm and manifesting Imperial designs,
the Socialist stale would organize and trnln Its citizens
on a voluntary basis ror the protection of Ihe country.
Broadening the Pool
Under a Soelnllst fllnto, iih fnr as nny one cnn attempt, to prophesy, nn Dw meiiiis or product Ion would bo
owned by the community, nnd nn producl Ion would bo
ror the eomrort nnd convenience of tho community, «i
Hhould develop u finer, more robusl type of mini nnd a
more spiritual und Interesting type of womiin. , The
'•lilldreii born Inlo sueh n community, under the sysletn
of Hiiito support of motherhood, would not bo rugrultnblu
necesslllus, but ntUlonnl nsHetH, whom! free lnbor would
gu to broadening nud deepening Ilie common pool of
ItappliifSH.    ,
Within Dw llmllH of so short nn article,It. Is Impossible io deserlbii with gnuitor detail what England would
I iii-f* i\,\,ii.i' q#i-MMiiuni 1 nnlv ask those who nre still
our "iw-mlfK to read our lltornture, dlsiibilslng their
minds for n mome.nl or all prejudice, und io cmuidur
whether we ure the (limp-dyed rufflnns, tho Incorrigible
fools, or the idealistic Don IJulMitos our opponents, nc*
cording to iheir llghtH, think fit* m picluro iih—whoilior,
i.. r..ff ■irwin'ilHm nml seime hnvo not iih much In common
as Individualism mid selfishness.
THE OTHER PLACE—Says Col.   Lockwood M.P.
What would England be .like under Socialism? There
are different kinds of Socialism. There is that Socialism which means ^self, iind very little more, and there is
that,Socialism which is laid down by tbe Socialist party.
It has niany variations, many*-tributaries, "many side issues, and it is questionable If even the Socialists-themselves could absolutely and clearly define Socialism in a
concise manner.
But let us briefly consider the question, taking Social-,
isn in the generally accepted sense of the lor.n ••And not
(wibi'le about its multifarious variations."    .* .
Under itQEngland would be plunged into chaos. It
would mean the entire municipalization of all independent works, with a naturally corresponding falling away
of capital, which would go out of the country.' .Think
whal this municipalization alone,,would bring.- The
Socialists vaguely tell us 'that if every industry were
controlled by a municipality we should live .under better
and happier conditions. '■
Nothing of the sort.     •   ' .. 7" "   .
People with money would soon take it elsewhere, auij
I think I should be right in" describing the climes to which
capital' would, in the ordinary course of events, depart,
as safer climes.   -     ' .      *    ' , *"    ,,*
The Heavy Hand .
X'
■ _Vlhen  the  capital  had  gone "there would-be "wide
spread ruin among the people generally.   ■
Under Socialism" we would have the creation • of an
enormous and powerful bureaucracy, who would govern
tlieir fellows with an infinitely heavier hand than the
State and the private employer now uses.    . *-
The Socialists talk glibly of the equality of self gov
eminent, of its tendency to give them a voice in the
management of the country, of the happy times when
thoy would be able to control wealth, and turn it to the
best possible advantage.
<     • * i
Hut they are curiously reticent—nay, one might say
silent—on the disadvantages, the perils, and the dissatisfaction which/would naturally be caused by tho establishment of this mighty bureaucracy,   •' ■>
Further, Socialism would mean the weakening, or
probably, what is worse, the entire abrogation of both
the army and navy, If it did not mean the abrogation
it would most certainly mean the weakening of the army
and navy to such an extent as to leavo us at the mercy
of a foreign power,
Ono might argue that wo aro at; the present moment
open to attack from thoso sources; but I will go farther
and say that/Socialism on tho lines indicated would
place us nt the morey of the wenkost foreign power in
oxiBtenco.
It would mean an absolute Invitation lo a forolgn power to walk In nnd tnko possession of our land. But
tho land Is the land of tho peoplo, or should bo, sny tho
Socialists. Even if this far strotchod proposition could
for ono slnglo momont hold water, one is prompted to
ask whal sense thoro Is |n so weakonlng our defending
forcos ns lo mnko us tho proy of any weak Utile forolgn
power who cares to como and swallow us up,
Inevitable War
As for Iho point which Is somotlmos raised thnt undor Soolnlliim there would bo no war, nnd consequently
no nood for tho miilntonnnco of tin nrmy or navy, this
iirgimionl. would only upply„lf Socialism became universal. And this, will novor be. The good souse of tho
people will be lho first effoctunl barrier to Its ndopllon.
and Hh absolute Impracticability would constitute tho
second.
Therefore, one can iIIsiiiIhh iih totally umiecessnry, tho
Iden lhat universal Socialism would over reign, *
The Soclnllsts hnvo mentioned thnt they nro us patriot le us any other Englishmen.
* Very well. Let ovory Hngllshnien read carefully tho
upoooliOH made by nil lho mombors of the admitted
bonds of the SoclullHt party, und I will undurtnh.i to sny
ho will not dud nny Indications of pat riot Ism.
Words, words—empty words In nh'iiiidiinco—but real
patriotism is lucking.
Hut If one wnnlK n really terrible picture of whnt
England would be like under Socialism, lot him imagine
whnt Knglund would be without trained soldiers nnd
Hiillm'H.' This picture Hhould, In lUelf, bo "HUfflclenl
to convince lilm'Ihnl It Is not desirable to ndopt. It.
The Soclnllsts hnvo nn nhsurd belief In national arbitration on ihiiicult. buiijccih, out »ihu uiiiiu.niuii t.wuiu
.jiuv.! no I*;.**•*»-"•. in ,:u(hi<i: Dn- ntfui'ih iijlcr Dwy liml been
made,
However you take SocliilNm. tnke It oven at ilH best
-und at Its best I confess It Is n high Ideal In some
men's mlndH—1 have never yet, been able to read Into II
illiy  plinmliii; jn'•**>"• <■>•■ Wfini. •>*»>   iiv.isw*.*..'**!.
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Edward F. Cassfdy, Socialist candidate for mayor of New York city, was
hooted by a gang of Wnll Street messenger boys whon he mounted a soap
box In that street,
* # * ,    .,
The Executive council of the American Federation of Labor has Issued
an appeal for the Swedish strikers.
This is as'a result of Gompers trip to
Europe.     '
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Gompers has refused to bo welcomed by soldiers on his return from Europe, Tho pacifist and nntl-mllltarlst
Soclnllsts of Europe have influenced
him in the right direction.
• ■ ■
At a recent by-olectlon in Coburg,
Uormany, tho Socialists won out. This
Is n now constituency gained for Soclnlism. Tho triumph Is nil tho moro
striking as tho district was considered
as a perfectly safe ono for tho National Liberals.
♦ * *
Socialism will givo to ench man all
he came, loss what'will ho necessary
In koop Iho machinery of production
In n slate nf ropnlr.
♦ » +
The only hope of tho workors Is to
have a party of their own. Thoy cannot trust either thn ono or tho othor of
the old political parties,
* * *
Montreal puys n million nnd a half
lu Interest. Abolish interest and Montreal could havo more schools and loss
poverty,
♦ * *
Tlio (wo fundamental ol Ideal principles nt Hoclnllsii) may ho snld lo bo
those. Tho laborer Ih worthy of,his
hire, and If u mini does not work neither Hhull hu ent.
* * *
A. workers' federation of South Africa lias been formed to capture control
of iho liuliiHtrlfil organization nnd to
abolish I'lipmil.
WORLD WIDE 80CIALI8M
Progress of the Movement in Variout
Parte of the World
Hnll ''nine, the Knitlinh iioviiIIhI has
joined the Socialists.
• * •
During (he Inst election In Chill tho
HocAlst members Increased from throe
to five.
» • •
The Spanish Hocislfsts hnvo started
a fund for launching n Spanish dnlly
Soelnllst pnper.
* * *
The general einrllnnt In N'onvny ni-n
nbout to tnko plnco and the Socialists
■jxiica to" make bin gains.
* *   *
It Ir reported from Barcelona that
tho advocate who prosecuted Terror
has been nssnsnlnnted.
* *   •
Tlm SovUHuU uf AudCi'uou, lad,,
have n good chnnre to elect n mayor.
Dobs   hns been helping   in the campaign,
» ♦ *
The Spanish rnhlnol hnH renlgnml
nnd n Liberal cabinet has taken Its
plnrti. The nfiw enhlnel will bn nn re.
nciiomiry as it daro,
11 * •
A .Jesuit collego hns boon opened In
Chlmgo. The Jesuits mnko troiiblo
wherever Ihey go nnd nro fleeing to
America. Europe having uot too hot
for tbem.
THREE OURNEO TO DEATH
HXimilWIR Onl., Nov, '.l—Vlm was
discovered this morning shortly alter
midnight In the residonco of A. Mo-
Langhlln, u book keeper,
finch hendwny wns gnlnod that no
one could enter tho building und Mrs.
McLaughlin aud her two youngest
children wort! burned to death, Jfr.
McLaughlin, who wns up with a sick
child, u.-jupeil with k.
NOTICE
NOTICE In hereby given dial thirty
(.IO) dayn aftor date, I Intend to npply
to the Hon. Chief Comml«»**oner   ol
Lands and Works ' for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum over
the following described lands, situate
in Soulh E. Kootenay, British Columbia, Block 4598,' commencing at a post
plnntod at "or near 3 miles nort'i u":
the International  boundary on  S-ise
Creek';
Thonco running south 80 chains, '
Thonco running oast 80 chains,'
Thence running north 80 chnlns,
Thenco running west 80 chains,
to placo of- commencement, making
040 acres moro or less.
Located this 19th day   of September, 1909.
NAT DADCOCK,   ,
Agont for
JAMES HAVEN, Looutor.
Oct 15-Bt W.R.R.
NOTICE   '
NOTICE Is hereby glvon that thirty
(:)0) days aftor dnto I Intend to apply
to tho Hon. Chlof Commissioner   of
Lands and Works    for a license to
prospect for coal and potroloum ovor
tho following described hinds, situate
In South'B, Kootonay, llrltlsh Columbia, DIock -ir-Oii, commencing at a post
planted nt or noar ono mile south of
Noll Dunlop's S. W, cornor, and bolng
tlio 8, W, cornor .lamos Rnvons claim,
Thonco running enst 80 chnlns,
Thonco running norlh 80 chains,
Thenco running wost 80 chnlns,
Thenco running south 80 chnlns,
to plnco of   commencement, mnklng
010 acres more or less.
Locnted tills 10th dny   or September, 11)01).
NAT HAI1COOK,
Agent for
JAMES RAVEN, locator.
Oct lG-fit .W.U.R.
NOTICE
NOTIW3 Is lmrobv given that thirty
(.10) dnyn after, dale I Intend to apply
to tlio Hon, Chief Commissioner   of
LuiiiIh and Works   for a llcensn to
prospect for coal nud petroleum over
tlio following described lands, situate,
in Houth 10. Kootonay, British Columbln, lllock 4&M, commencing nt n post
plnntod nt or nonr .Tamos Rnvons N.
W. corner-and being the N, R, cornor
ot Albert Clark's claim;
Thenco running south 80 chains,
Thonco running west 80 chains,
Thence running north 80 chaliw,
Thonco running east 80 chnlns,
io place uf   commencement, making
CIO ncros moro or less.
Located thla 19th dny   of September, 1000.
NAT HANCOCK,
Agent for
ALBERT CLARK, hneatnr.
Oct J5-5t W.U.R.
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NOTICE •,
NOTICE Ih hereby given thafthlrty
(30) days aftor dato'I intend to apply
to tho Hon. Chlof Commissioner   of
Lands and Works   for a llconso to
prospoc. for coal and potroloum ovor
tho following described lands, situato
In Soulh E, Kootonay, British Columbln, Block 4508, commencing at a post
planted at or noar James Raven's S.
W, corner nnd being tho, S. 13. corner
Nat llabcock's claim;
Thonco running weBt'80 chnlns,
Thonco running north 80 chains,
Thonco running oast 80 chains,
Thonco running south 80 chains,
to placo ot   coinmoncomont, mnklng
040 ncroR moro or loss.
Locnted thla 10th day   of Soptom-
bor, 11)0(1.
•    NAT nAllCOCK.
Agont for
NAT HAHCOCK, Locator,
Oot lC-5t, W.R.U.
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NOTICE
NOTICIfl Ih horoby glvon that thirty
CIO) dayH aflor dato I Intend to apply
lo tho Hon. Chlof Commissioner   of
Lnnds nnd Works   for a IIcoiiho to
proBpoct for conl and petroleum ovor
lho following dcscrlbod lands, situate
lu South M. Kootonay, llrltlsh Columbia, lllock Atm, commonolnff nt a poHt
planted nt or noar Honry Mugboy 8. H.
cornor nnd bolng tho 8. W. cornor of
Noll Dunlop's claim,
1 iixiin,!! iu.uutih itu-.Dt CO chr.lnr,
Thence runnlnir onnt' R0 r.hnlns,
Thonco running south 80 chains,
Thonco running woHt 80 chnlnn,
to plnco of   commencomont, making
fliO nnroH moro or loss.
t
FRESH MJLK
dolivored to all
parts of tho town
SanderB & Verhaest Brothers.
Proprietors
srs.  a
NAT DADCOOK, ,
Agont for
NEIL DUNLOP, Locator,
Oct 15-Gt WR.n.
Located this 10th dny   of Soptom-
bor, 1000.
NOTICE
NOTICE Is horoby glvon that thirty
(110) days aflor dalo 1 Intend to apply
lo tho Hon. Chlof Commissioner   of
Lands and Works   for a llconso to
prospect for conl and potroloum ovor
lho following doscrlbod lnnds, situato
In South 10, Kootonay, British Columbia, Blook <iCo:i, commonclng nt a post
plnntod at or nonr Albort Clark's N.
IS, cornor and bolng Honry Hugboy's 8,
E, corner,
Thenco running north 80 chnlnn.
Thonco running oast 80 chains,
Thonco running south 80 chnins,
Thonco running wost 80 chains,
to placo ot   commencement, making
040 acros mora or less.
Locatod this lUth day   of Heplem-
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. NEW/ YORK,'Nov.'2-c-William J.
Gayiior of Brooklyn;.formerly state supreme 'court justice, was elected as
democratic mayor of Greater , New
York today over Otto, 1\. Bannard, the
republican fusion .nominee and'Win.
R. Hearst, running independent but
heading' the fusion ticliet. -: ■'--/•;, .
, With two thirds, of the election districts heard ,from -Gaynor's plurality
was.7000.. . '■,! 7} ' , "
< The fusion,forces have elected William A. Prendegrast   as comptroller,
* and John P. Mitchell -president of the
board of aldermen,, but uncertainty as
to the election of borough, presidents
indicates that Tammany may not control the board of estimates and apportionment, which will disburse more
than $1,000,000,000 during the next
four months. • •
• Hearst rah .a poor third. Estimates
from 900 .election districts placed him
32,000 behind bannard,., who was ih
turn 39,360 behind Gaynor.',
',   The   'race for,district attorney;■ for
' New. York county is very close .with
two thirds of the districts beard ,from.
,.* Bannard.conceded Gaynor's election
early iri the evening, but*tq the,last
was, hopeful that* the fusion "forces of
the-city would 'control the board'of
estimates.' ' "       "^     * -. " •
William 'Gaynor, who 'now becomes
maypr of Greater New York, was'elect-.
ed on the strength of his personal record as a jurist arid his stand for personal liberty and a liberal  Sunday.
•Although the Tammany candidate lie
maintained throughout the .campaign
that no boss should dictate to him,
and one of his favorite • remarks was
that if "there* was to; be any swallow-,
ing between".him, and ,the ,tiger,v he
would ultimately * be , found on 7 the
outside. ,,' .7, "'"•'■••■ 'r-y
h Justice 6Gaynor, who is now 58 .years'
old, married,:and the father'of. eight
children; first attained prominence' in
connection with a. > tax payers' "" suit
which he caused to be brought against
Hugh McLaughlin, 'In'the course* of
which* he-saved'the cit^$l,"006,000. Ih
a similar suit against the Brooklyn .elevated , railways he collected another
$1,000,000 for the city in back taxes.
Ih 1893 he was elected to the state su-,
preme court, and while a, member of
that ."court he broke the power of John
Y. McKane; the, boss of Coney island,
and sent him, to Sing Sing for election
frauds. He supported Bryan in his first
campaign and Hearst for governor, in
1906. His pressing • of the" charges
against Police Commissioner Bingham
growing out bf the Duffy case, involving the right of the police to hold the
picture of an unconvicted person in
the .rogue's gallery, led' directly to
theoremoval'-.*of Gen; Bingham, and
brought Gaynor into renewed public
attention,just before the fall campaign
opened.,' --In his speech of acceptance
Justice Gaynor said: "I shall not accept a nomination to which is annexed
ahy pledge,- promise or condition what-'
sover, other,than to be the mayor' in
fact.' "      ,''"',    '"      .    - '.•'
\. .. TALES FROM THE GOLDEN "WEST
'*    Murder  Reported
JACKSON, Ky. Nov. 3-^A report
has reached here, that" Tilden Blanton
and Ashford ' "Joseph, "democrats, had
killed Demosthenes Noble;.a republican, at the Springfork voting precinct in Breathitt county? today. Tlie
excitement Is high.'*    .-• '      ' -    ■
EXPLOSION
GETS 15 MEN
Shot  Caused  Blow-out.
Wot   Mawv Working
at the Time
JOHNSTOWN, .Pa.iNov. 3—Twelv-s
men"were killed in the Cabric Steel
Company's mine, two miles from here,
tonight as the result of what is supposed to have been a dynamite, explosion. 7 ,, , . , * ' ,
•; The explosion occurred at five minutes past three o'clock at a time when
tho number of men In tho mine was
uncertain and variously estimated at
between 15 and 25. It was caused by
either a "shot" blowing out or by tho
naked lamp of a minor, which will
probably never be known positively,
since every man in the room where
.the gas went off was killed Instantly,
and burned so badly tbat Identification
was Impossible.
, The forco pf tho explosion was terrific, the brattices of tho mino being
blown, down for a long distanco, tho
tracks torn up nud tho over head wires
blown out of placo. About ninety men
nro ordinarily employed on tho day
shift at this place, but iis lt wus Sunday few minors wero at work, tho
only mon supposed to bo at work bolng tracklayers, repairman and laborers. Just how mnny of these woro in
tho .workings is not known nt this
hour, and will not bo known until tomorrow .morning as tho mlno cnn bo
thoroughly explored only nftor tho
brattlclng has boon placed and'1 air
. curront b driven through nil tho bondings In ordor to romovo tho dondly afterdamp.
. Bodies of Victims Removed
•The officials say that at 30 o'clock
tho last of tho bodies word brought
out, whon two mlno cars, pushed by
hand, arrlvod at tho mlno mouth. Tho
minors, howovor, Btnli* that I hoy bollovo that at lonst twonty mon woro in
tho mlno.and thnt tonight's sonrch
will bring tho list of bodios rccovorod
up to 1G or 10, Somo of tho mon may
hnvo oflcaped through othor oponlngn,
but this Is hardly possible.
'/Tho officials aro hopeful thnt tho
member of niou who wont Into tho
mines this aftornoon will not exceed
fourteen, and as two escaped, this
would lonvo tho donth list nt twelvo,
Owing to tho fact that today wan Sunday and that nono of tho haulage machinery was In oporation, It was moro
i\,*.u lwu I.wr3 brfere m*-:'*?****.*? -c".i*»'*T«
of tlie -mlno nnd nny V.nnwleflfi-n of thfl
accident.
, Then the Cambria Steel, company at
once rushed to thep'lace its equipment
for rescue work, the most complete in
the state. Ambulances.and physicians
were hurried to the mine and the, entire force of officials, .fire.bosses and
many miners from the other mines
-were taken there in automobiles to
help" with the work of rescue. It was
found that. the deadly afterdamp, —
which always follows an "explosion* of
gas,;had driften-toward the "mine en-
TrjT'i-nT^nTir'way-tuat-therrescuers.
could get into, trie workings only ?a
short1 distance.- ' y
- In attempting to go farther Aahon
Smallcomb, who headed the rescue
party,' oh 'its first attempt to enter
the mine, was overcome by, gas and
narrowly, escaped denth.   ' '
Every effort was made to repair the
air-courses, the fans were,put on
double Bpeed and men clothed in helmets and bearing* tanks of oxygen
took7their lives in their'hands and
went ih after their perishing comrades
beyond.
Bodies Badly Burned "
, Thcdead oodles brought to the surface presented, a most, shocking appearance. They wore-burned so badly
that, the finger nails and flesh dropped
off and thoy had "to bo wrapped in
canvas beforo thoy could bo lifted to
the mine car. , •"*  '
Owing .lo tho destruction of tho
trolley wires tho cars bearing tho
dead bodies hnd to bo pushed two
and a half mile's through tho' mine by
tho men, a terrlblo task as thej' woro
almost overcome by tho foul air ln
tho workings.
At midnight {ho official stiilomonl of
tho death list, puts tho number nt 12
dead and four missing.
Mine Foreman Virgin Is ln charge of
tho roBcuo work and hus under him
fully two hundred mon. Tho officials
of tlio Cambria stool company's mining* dopartmont aro nil on the ground
and the work of searching through tho
rest of tho workings is proceeding rn-
pldly,
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Sunday School Qufstions
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Newspaper' Bible Study Olub. •••
' BRANTFORD, Out. Nov. 3—Constable ' Garlow, who shot an Indian,
while effecting the arrest of an Indian
at the Pagan war dance near Oh-sweg-
en on Saturday night, was this morn-
iug committed for trial by police magistrate' Livingstone. He waived examination and elected to be tried by
jury. Garlow who was released on
$200 bail says, he shot in self defence,
as it was a case of shooting or taking
a clubbing from * Martin," who ran at
him with a rail. It developed that the
gathering at Longhou'se was a sort of
pink tea in aid of funds for carrying
pn'Indian work.
Garlow was called to see that   no
liquor was dispensed.
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NELSON, Nov. 3.—Whilo riiimlng
light along tho lino of tho Phoonlx
branch of the C. P. II, yostorday mdr-
ning locomotive No. 1385 suddenly loft
tho railH ono milo south of Bholt, and
with scarcely an Instant's warning
plunged ovor 1*111 ombankmont 150 ft,
iu height.
In Iohh than n mlnuto tho onglno
waa a muss of steam cloudod scrap nt
the root of lho hill.
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NOVEMBER 7TH
* P;"il   a - Prisoner*—The
Act3 P7.27.to 28:10.-      -   ,. ',
Golden Text: The'Lord redeemeth
the soul of Jiis servants, and none of
them'that trust'In him shall be'desd-
late. Ps. 34:22.
' Verses 27-29—Why does Got permit
storm and stress sto come into most
lives, and sometimes permits them to
continue until all human hope is abandoned? , (This question must be answered in writing by members of the
club.)   ,.,>".■*.      '     . *     .
What ' is the Christian's^ anchor
which never fails „him, no matter what
danger his ship may.be in? (See.Heb.
6:19.)  , /    ',
7 Verses. 30-32—Are'» all God's promises of help or deliverance conditional
or are.some of them absolute and unconditioned?"'
If these men had forsaken the ship,
as they planned how would othat af-
fect-the,-"saving^of-ithe-rest-of-tliem?.
Here is a case of easting away a
boat to save a ship, what, principle
does that suggest in human life?
Verses 33-38—There are two things,
at least, possible no matter how great
the distress; one'is to wring your
hands and bemoan your fate and give
up hope; the other is to be cheerful,
and see 'how best' to save the ship;
which Is the better and how can it be
accomplished?
Why-is It that the courage and
good cheer of one man can save an
entire crew from despondency and
defeat?
May praying and fasting when you
ought to bo eating and working, be
as, great a practical crime as scuttling tho ship?:
Why does God generally need our
help when ho would savo uh from any
Impending calamity? (v 38.) ...
Verses 30-44,—To a truo man is it
always so, that, aftor the night comes
the dnyVafter' howow comeR Joy nnd
after so called defeat comes tho victory?' '• ■ . ' '
Does God in these days, over save
a1 family, a business, n community, or
a nation for tho sake of ono man, ns
ho -saved tho passengers and the crow
of tho flhip for the sake of ono man
—Paul?
Julius prevented tho killing of tho
prisoners for tho snko of .Paul; is
thoro any analogy betwopn that, nnd
the saving of sinners for tho sake of
Josus?
Qod told Paul that all hands Bhould
bo saved, and the ship lost and this
Ib what happonod; speaking from your
own exporlonco aro nil Qod'R promlfloo
uqually dopondablo, whether of a gonornl character as in,tho Blblo or
glvon to tho Individual bouI? ,
'Chap., 28:1—Wlioro Ib tho iHland of
Molltn whoro this ship wrock occurred?
VorRo 2.-—A10 uncivilized pooplo before thoy havo had oxporlonco with
white men, generally kind to b(rangers?
VorHOfl 3-4,—When an accident, or
BicknoBB, or othor natural calamity,
como* to a man Is It any suro sign
thnt ho Ib a -sinner?
, Vorsos fi-O.—If a poisonous vlpor
uhould fiiatoti on a good man'n hnnd
today God would probably not provont
tho polfion from taking effect; Ih
tbnt n fnrt to bn regretted or other-
wlso?
VorsoB 7-10—Is thuro ulwu)« "<«
■llvor lining to ovory dark cloud?"
Aro thero any circumstances i-
which a good man cannot help hlu fcl
lows?
lesson for Sunday Nov. t«th, JWrt
raul il' Prisoner In Romo.   Acta   2?.
int.'
NOV. 14 1009
Paul a Prisoner In Homo. Acta
xxvlll; 11-31.
Golden Text—I am not aubamed of
tho gospel of Christ; for lt Is tho
power of God unto ualvbtluu cu ever,
ono that bellovoth, l'.omans !:K
Vartca 11:15—Whero ere tha places
located whleh are mentioned In these
verses? (This question must be answered in writing hy members of the
club.) -     *
', How long-, did they stay at Mellta
after their shipwreck on .that Island?
Which to the* average man, is the
hardest thing to do; to wait, or to go
on; to be compelled to rest or be compelled to work," to have patience or to
hurry? ■/''',
Is it as sinful* to work 'when' you
ought to rest, as it is to rest when you
ought 'to work?
Here are two ships from Alexandria
and bound for Italy, the one. Paul
sailed in and the "Castor and Pollux'
and bothyapparently were compelled
to put into Melita; one was, wrecked
by so doing; while the other landed
and wintered in,safety;"was it-providence or chance ■ or skill' or any
other power,' \that caused,the,.wreck
of* the one ship and the safety of the
other?
.Two young men, of apparently the
same-abilityr^-go—into—the-sameHtind
of business, under*; similar circumstances;" one of whom fails and, the other
succeeds—how do you account for it?
, Verse 14.—In Puteoli Paul found
Christian „-brethren and tarried'with
them seven days—which today, answering from actual experience, forms
the closest and most practical bond
of union and fellowship, when travelling, members of the same church or
members of the- same fraternal so-,
eiety?
Verse 16.—What relation in life Is
there t more fraught with blessings,
and that imparts more courage, thnn
true Christian fellowship?
Verse 16.—Real Christians are found
in all trades and professions, and
among the rich and the poor, and
may be some are in'prison; now is It
Invariably tho case that,' like Paul
here, they get more comfort out of
their circumstances than do thoir follows?
Verses 17-22.—When wo arc as badly treated as the Jews tvoated Paul,
In his own country, Ir lt either wlso
or profitable, or, prolific, to sponk of
our enemies Iu ns strong lunguiigo as
tho facts warrant; or should wo out
of loving hearts mltlgnto their offence
all wo can, ns Paul does horo?
Christians wore in those dnys much
slandered, and wove ovovywhoro spoken ngalnst; are real Christians still
spoken ngnliiHt?
Christianity is now becoming popular—Is that an ndvnntngo or a disadvantage?
Should nc ever allow ourst-lvos to
speak against or bo prejudiced against
any .'sect' or society of which wo
havo not got accurate or first hnnd
knowledgo?
Verse 23.—What points wpuld Paul
bo apt* to emphasize concerning the
kingdom of God?
One of the'most pleasing attractions
for the present season will be the Juvenile Bostonians in the charming musical comedy "Bertha's Billion," in
which' Babe Mason will appear In the
title role of Bertha, with all her quaint
and funny little mannerisms. Everyone remembers Babe Mason and her
many friends will be more than pleac-
ed to welcome her to Fernie even if
she is, as the press notices say, "A
little older, a little larger, and a little
better."* It is hard to think- of her
as anything more than a* tot, but. the
promises of an artist which she evinced as a child are fulfilled withintere'st
ancl''with the,grace of. young womanhood she is more delightful1 than ever.
The rest of the company is much the
same, with a few new faces and a new
production in full.
Judging from the crowded houses
this attraction has drawn in the past,
il would not be amiss to advise securing seats early. Miners,Union Theatre,
Thursday and Friday, November 11,
and 12. Plan of seats Suddaby's drug
store.
Verse 24.-~\Vould those who believed Paul's testimony, be the religiously
honest men, andthote wr.o disbelieved, the religiously dishonest men| or
was it a mere matter of evidence and
of the intellect?    *
Verses 25-29.—If a man lives in sin,
and his moral nature is deadened and
perverted so he does not recognize
the truth, is he as guilty as a man
who deliberately rejects it?
. Is it a law of God that sin deadens
the conscience and perverts the judgment, hence can a man living in any
kind of sin, .trust his judgment on
personal, moral and spiritual ques-
tlons? ' *     a ' ,
7~Verses- SPSiT-^Slioiild ^Tray Chris'
tian home be used for preaching and
teaching the "kingdom of God?
Lesson for'Sunday, Nov. 21st, 1909.
Paul's Story of His Life. II Cor.
xi:21 to xii:10.     ~
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LABEL?
A DEAD ONE
"What has AV. It. Ross ever done to advance tho
interests of the laboring people? Can he come
forward witli any proof that he ever tried to,better
Iheir conditions while he was in the House? "Was
it he and his clique tlmt tried lo oppose the license
i'or the Workingman's Club of this city? In his
capacity as paid solicitor for the C. AT. P.'Coal Co.
'ha^ he not to oppose- tlie workers most of the
time? "What lias he done for any branch of society? In "West Fernie the road between tlie city
and the*Fernie brickyard has been well nigh im-
, passable all season. Mr, Ross knew it; did lie
have it attended to? This is only one instance out
of dozens of specific cases of Ross' uselessness.
Load after load of brick 1ms been stuck, and the
drivers liad to throw off their material' and pull
up.empty. Contractors in dozens of eases have
been tied up waiting for material from the brick
yard, and Mr. Ross knew it, yet nothing was done.
One block on Victoria avenue, which is o*wned by
Mr, Ross' government has no sidewalk, and Mr.
Ross has not exerted himself enough to -have* the
necessary red tape pulled so, that thc city could'lay
the walk down i-vhd thus keep out of the mud. The
people are inconvenienced, the school children are,
inconvenienced,, and "yet Mr. Ross is si.'eri!:. "Whut
has he done? No .one knows. His own party
did not think enough of him to give him a long
coveted portfolio. Verily his days are numbered
to nineteen. -     '
.In Spokane the Industrial 'Workers are having
the time of their lives. Tlie capitalist government
ii'ijhat land of the free and home of the brave, is
trying to crush out street speaking, "as it blocks
the thoroughfare." . Yet when Taft (God knows)
visited * that saintly city every thoroughfare was
blocked, and instead of policeman's clubs it was
policemen's cheers. Seven thousand Industrial
Workers are on their way to Spokan&> and the
authorities will find that they have a tough proposition if they intend-'fo suppress the Workers.
;0. N.. Ross, who claimed to be'the ''father of
the frontage tax system in Winnipeg,"has refused
to allow the city to lay sidewalk clotyn his block on
Victoria avenue. In consequence the school children have to wade through mud. Possibly when
Mr. Ross sees the position he is placing the children
aiid citizens in he will change front. Wc arc told
Mr. Bean is ready whenever Mr. Ross is. ° Here's
ihoping "Dad" will right about face.
A BLUNDERBUSS
McBride's railway policy is nothing but a hoax
from start to finish. It is sprung on the people at
election time only with the hope of getting votes.
Whenever any community is large enough, productive enough, and inviting enough, the railway will
he on hand. It is not* at all necessary for McBride
or anyone else to father it. If there was no opening or no necessity for the railroad it would not be
there, in spite of McBride or M (.-Anybody.
Drivers should not be allowed to cross sidewalks
where there 'aire no regular crossings, as the sidewalk gets smashed up, and1 the public suffer by
falls. In one spot on Gemmell street there is a
large hole which is goiiig to be the cause of a costly
accident one of these dark nights. We* suggest
that the city engineer see that a crossing is put in
here, oi* else recommend that teams be not allowed
to,.cross at this point.        ,      "
Letter Box
The editor Is not responsible for the
opinions of correspondents:
Editor Ledger:'.-' . ■• -" '
BULK TEA LOSES FLAVOR
It not only loses flayer but it'takes on new ones," such as
if kerosene, molasses,; onions, coffee, soap,, etc.,to say
7        nothing of-i&exposure to sun,.dust, dirt';
arid!air.     7 Toovercome.this*
„ , <*     RE  BUMMERS,'  ROOST „ '
'_        " '   Fernie JCov. 4 1909   -
Editor Ledger:' -.-*'.*,, % „    •*
Sir: "This is riot a bummer's roost"
and also a suggestion that the party
or parties referred to might get "kicked out." ''„ These"" are . a few; of, the
choice expressions, containing sympathy and' perfection* fiordering,,' on
the extererne that occasionally- - fall
from the pen of your local cotem. I
do not want to .dictate to this worthy
exponent of the English language as
to how he should write, as1 it is not
within the compass of my poor and
limited powers, to do" so, nor do I wish
to make any suggestions in that direction, but I would like to ask, what
brief he holds for the post office or
the occupants thereof, seeing.the matter appears to be a general complaint.
Outside of politics,. if a neswpaer is
based on that theme, It should be impartial and view matters with the'ob;
servant eye and try in a measure to
remedy any defect^ that may be dis-*
closed, as in the case in question public opinion has pronounced this as
such. \
On the other hand we must* ask for
consideration for the public who have
to hang around waiting for ■ their-
mail, and accommodate them., with
shelter now that we,have entered into
the cold weather, and.if objection, is
taken to their smoking a polite reauest
01' notices displayed to that effect in
the building will be sufficient. Consideration must be given to the general
public who have been very considerate
on their part in putting up with the
crude condition of things existing in
this department. _
Yours etc.D-
Poste Restante
Jiereof- a'.duplicate of the certificate of.
Title to the above mentioned land in
"the name "of. Thomas Bulleh5 which certificate is dated the 26th of July 1906
and numbered 5906A^
H. R. JORAND^
i- " , District Registrar
Land Registry Office,
Nelson B.C.. Oct.  13, 1909..
'     ',;'■        7 • '     ',- ,.    Oct. 16-5t    * ,   ,
is   sold   only   in   sealed   lead  packets-^—never. * in bulk.
Loans
DROP   IN
MATTER
On first classi
business and residential  property.
AND  TALK THE!
OVER   WITH   US
Real Estate & Insurance
Cree & Moffatt
it kept him alive—but his physique
could not stand the strain; something
had to go; It was not Labor's, cause,
but Frank Sherman. Gone to join
the revolutionists who preceded him,
and" await <■ the coming of the rest of
us. The gap in the proletarian army
must be closed up, and with memories
of such deaths—milestones of deeds
and progress— renew our energy In
the fight for industrial freedom. To
Mrs., Sherman and her seven young
children we must extend that Masonic
sympathy so characteristic of the
world-wide Socialist movement, and
trust, that, the sons and daughters will
soon take up the fight where .' their
father left off. The overthrow, of capital and the triumph of Socialism will
repay for not only the death of ' the
Ferrers, but'add another human "free*
dom, purchased at-like cost.-It was
the lofty ambition that Frank Sherman aspired to. It was worthy the
aspirations of any man.—Contributed.
Title, to the south west 55 feet* in
width by 132 feet' in depth of lot 8
block 2 of lot-5455 group 1, Kootenay
district (Map 735.)     • - .  ■    .       ,
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Notice is hereby given that it is my
intention' to Issue at the expiration of
one month after the first publication
,   \    FERNIE.   / *
CONSTRUCTION CO:
CONTRACTORS  ft" BUILDERS
Business  Blocks','Churches.
"Schools, and heavy work a -
;.   •   .  "-      specialty ^   .
P.O. BOX 153 FERNIE B.C.
From certain quarters'an Independent Labor
man is,being urged to come out and make this a
four cornered figiit. The reason this low down
trick is being.resorted to is too glaring*to need
explanation. The -workingmen will be fools if they
stand ,for such a,trick, and the man who accepts
the,nomination will be worse. -The.old' dodge of
the capitalist parties is to split the labor vote.
Air.
toUCiaij*M,.*>—w ant
, Mr. Fisher,on Thursday night made the astounding statement that* "the grand* old-Liberal party
was Socialistic in its ideas . . . That Socialism was
bred in the bone of Liberals and.Liberalism, and
that he .would guarantee to represent his friends,
tlie Laborers and Socialists if they would only withdraw Harrington and let it be a fight between the
old parties (while the wage slaves lay-idly by and
supply the ammunition.—Ed.) and then we will
sec that there is no possibility of Mr. Ross being
elected," Then Mr. Fisher 'immediately forgot
himself nnd in a very Shalcespercan style started to
ridicule Socialism and cast slurs on the exponents
of Socialism nnd Labor, lie said in part: "Socialism in Fernio is anarchism, but the true Socialism,
as preached in France, is Liberalism. . .*, . The
Socialist party of Canada, or Fernie, does not represent the workers at all, il claims to, but does not
fulfil tlio claim . . , No, gentlemen, give me your
voles, and lot Harrington 'drop out, and if he
gives me an hour or two a day I will guarantee to
be able, to expound Socialism in a week as ably as
lie now does."
The above few excrcpts nhow how mud) the
workingmen' can expect from Mr. Fisher, wlio
pathetically begged to be left alone on the field of
battle, so that he might tear assunder Mr. Hoss,
whom he styled as the enemy of the laboring people.
Then he volunteered Iho information "thnt ii! Mr.
Koss hint fought the doctrine of Socialism when he
was first elected, it would never have gained the
force it now has, but Mr, Itoss was not a fighter.
lie had sat idly by nnd let this monster Socialism
inorcnsi.' in strength.'1'
Thus, you sec, Mr. Fisher in his ongorm'ss to
say .something contradicts himself several times,
and after begging for Ihe workiiignian's vote, slaps
thom iu the fnei'.
STRAY SHOTS
Fisher said that "struggle meant life,-ai*>t!
t-to-abolish-the-great-struggler
therefore Socialism" spellec^ death." ., Well", Mi.
Fisher,,we venture to suggest that if Socialism is
death the "exponents of Socialism will be the liveliest corpse you-will havo to fight between.now and
the 251 h!, ',.'.'.
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Ex-President Sherman of District IS leaves a
widow aud seven children—oiie of whom is blind—
in almost destitute circumstances. It's another ease
of miners' officials getting rich while they give the
best service of their life to the cause. Many of them
are kept at hunger's door. Knockers should please
make a note of this.—Mine Workers' Journal.
TRIBUTE TO THE LATE FRANK
SHERMAN
«■■■■»•■
DOUBLE  TRAGEDY
Gompers, Mitchell and Morrison are lo servo jail
sentences. Thus has commenced a terrible war on
the Unionists of America, and before their sentence
is completed the United States will realize her
mistake. The more tho, workers are oppressed,
the stronger they gel.
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During this lerrihly muddy weather the city
fathers would bestow an evcrylasting kindness on
thc citizens,,by haying the crossings scraped. One
man could look after all the principal crossings in
a day, and thus make it possible for ladies to ven
ture out.
A.I. Fisher, iu his inl'liimatory initial speech on
Thursday night, staled that "one never knows how
n Socialist is going to go." Well, wo know one
Socialist thnt knows which way he is going. His
name is Harrington, nnd he is going to Victoria.
Mr. Macdonald, tlio chairman of the Liboral
mooting on Thursday night said he had always
found Mr. Fisher nu honest man and a clean fi pf liter. And he a lawyer—oh well, Mnodonald is a
lawyer loo, or we might tnko it more seriously,
The workingiiHinV* representative is John Harrington, lie should receive tho support of every
workingnian, every union man and every Socialist
in tlio riding. Ho will go to Victoria as their own
mnn to look after the interests of the workingmen,
and them alone, lie is not going to go there on
;•.'*,'.' r;;ihv-,.v <•■'.' ■"■th**".' .'.■"•■I**f*v h\D <'*• ftiivly ■ imri
.vpj.'ijv)/ j*i7*.ri'si-Jit bibnr. Tn doimitid bettor om\-
diliiiiis wherever tlioy can he improved, to put
iiii'ji.snn-.s ou the books for the betterment of man-
Ic'md, and not to cater to oiUu-r oue party or the
'■l!:"*". TJ.vv* .vs* w)i'D ihe ■tvorlriiiinwn nood. it is
what they must have, nnd you can help towards
this condition by casling your ballot for John Harrington on November 25.
Lust Juniuiry John Oliver, now Liboral loader,
while at Nanaimo, said: "If tho CoimcrvatiyoH had
nominated n man to oppose Mr. Hawthorn wail*', he
did not think the Liberals would have nominated.
Had the Conservatives nominated a candidate, hn
(Oliver) if invited, would have been just uh pleased
fn be pri'M.nl, and ailvocalo Ins olectiun over   the
A, 1, Fisher: "Do not make it a fight between
(.'uphill and Labor." That's tho same old cry,
but the workei'H are more advanced now than beforo, The great fear of tlie two old capitalist parties is Labor. And rightly so,
Real men are only appreciated after
death. ■ That is to say we only review
the good points of their career. While
they are alive, and fighting side by
side with us, -we are prone' to enlarge
upon shortcomings aiid minimize" real
worth. Such is the case in the present sad death of Prank Sherman. A
year' ago Jt was the. tragic'adeath. of
John T. Mortimer; a few months,ago
that of R. Vollcoffsky. by drowning;
now it .is that of Frank Sherman,
through' Brlght's disease. I did not
agl*ee withFranliTsherman in some "of
his methods,1 but.I am compelled to
believe he was honest and on the
level. This because of his enemies.
He was despised by corporation directors, and feared by old-party.' office**
holders. The speech made by Frank
Sherman -at the Victoria Labor Congress three, years ago, when he dealt
with James Dunsmuir in the' capacity
of a merciless slave driver, was a master piece, and will never be forgotten
by delegates present. Frank Sherman,
It is true, had a good opinion of himself, and had a strong desire to, break
into political office, But I am- convinced this "was because he believed
he could better serve, the interests.of
the men whom he many times- saw
worsted on the Industrial, field, whether through Indifferent management,
or not is neither hero nor there at
this time. Ho was a Socialist, but
always wanted to promote Its causo In
his own way, thus ngaln" evidencing
his strong individuality. Ho joined
the Socialist party, but through big.
noss of heart nnd desire to assist a
follow worker, wrote a letter to a cabinet minister of Alberta, seeking a
job, tho toxt of which caused hia
expulsion from the Socialist party,
I hnvo talked with Minister dishing
stneo that date and boforo Sherman's
(loath, and his opinion of Comrade
Sherman has convinced mo that thore
waH no tindoi'otanding ov wrong Intont
on Sherman's 'part, Sherman moro
than any othor ouo man proved to
Hie working class of Canada that tho
Lomioux act wan tho property of tho
corporate IntoroHlH of Canada, with
bondqunrtei'H at, Oitawa, Mo onco
bollovod thoro could bo good como
from tho organized minora* affiliation
with tlio Trodos and .Labor Congress
of Canmla, hut aflor tho Halifax convontlon a yonr ago, he nclvtood the mlnorn to glvo It up as a bad Job. While
not agroolng In that decision I ennnot
but ronpect his verdict. It must bo
romomborod that for tho Inst couplo
of years Frank Blioi-mnn was a vory
nick man,    Ilo wns strong moiitnlly--
NEW YORK, Nov. 3—Frank Miller,
of'Manhattan," today shot, and killed
his * father-in-law, John Scean, in Jthe
yard of the latter's house in Brooklyn,
and then shot and probably fatally
wounded his wife.        ,
He'was arrested and is being held
on the charge of. murder.'
He 'and his wife have not been living together for some months. The
four children ..witnessed the shooting,
which followed an altercation between
Miller- and Scean over the family difficulties:*^ r™1-*- *-.—— '■•	
Fernie Opera House
G. L. TASCHEREAU, MANAGER
High Class
Movi ng
Picture
Show
The  Latest
and Best
Films
Prices 15c and 25c.
Agents for Kdmonton Pressed Brick
nnd   Hand   Point   Common   nnd
Pl-essod   Brick.      Estimates* furnished froo
M. A. Kastner
INSURANCE    AND,,
REAL ESTATE
Fire! Fire! Fire!
The annivevsiuy of. the great
fire of August 1, 1908, is drawing near.' Let us draw your attention to the fact that we rep-'
resent 14 financially strong," old ,
established    and   well , known ,
Board    Fire    Insurance   companies, also agent for the-;
Sun   Life    Insurance
Company of Canada
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- We have several snaps*in
Business and  Residential
Property   ..
- in different parts of the city,
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Agent xj1 :
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New Oliver Typewriter.
Machine given out on trial    !
No Charge"
. A LABOR CANDIDATE
NELSON, B. C. Nov. 4—Dan Patterson of Phoenix, has been selected
as labor candidate for Grand Forks
Riding.
'     . NOTICE
In the mattor of an application for
the issuo of a duplicate certificate of
,   7   Wo ,,ftvo'"stock 'I f«H lino of     ■* . - ,   ;,'   ■
Coal and Wood Heaters*, Cook Stoves
and Ranges
We havo'also a full ;iine of Stovo Pipes, Elbows,' Dampers, Firo
shovels etc.
<J. M.  AGNEW&CO. ELKO, B.C.
Quality
Counts
Mr. KiKli«p siiyn lie fuiN nlwuyN had a hard fight
'.   i •    vr* n,\     x  '    1     i   i" ,1 i     0   Tl '...    ,, 1.!., I,,,,,,1.,
(It fli), lux:.       i lu: iiuitn..-,* >*•(,"< nt "ti «> ii.i ttt.i J...*)!..I
isnhi Hiiw, iuul liln 2"Ah Will «<•'• linn w'Dh Jlas-s ;D
lho rear of th« prncuHsion.
Trumtitfldii tn mitlcititf good protfi'oHH nil nloiipl
tin- iini-.,      i{v, in tvvit^tki/A'.tt ,x*i 'xlxx: LxWux, xu.    on:,
worlcinKiiuMi, who will givo no minrtcr and fimr no
fun.
Can n .('onl Company Holicitor rcproHcut lho
wngi* •-nriii'iht in I'arJijiint'iit 1 AiiHW-er l>y ballot
on N'ovomhi'i' _">.
Mi-Unrip.'h limit railway policy—millions for
McKcnzie and Mnnu, ami thc Namo old monthly pay
f<ir lhf» minerx.
£♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
♦ DONT QO TO NOVA SCOTIA ♦
4*. .        ^
+ AKonts of tho Dominion Coal ♦
♦ Co, of Capo Droton N. 8„ aro ♦,
♦ nt work trying to Indtico min- ♦
♦ oi*b of WllkoRbnrro nnd othor ♦
•#* iiiiUirucUu iidit. -iovMi* tx)   t,o t>
♦ thoro nnd scab.  District  and ♦
♦ Jocnl   officer*   Hhould   itixort ♦
♦ thoniBolvoH to provont   thom ♦
♦ from Hocurliiff   nny mon for ♦
♦ Hiieh •nunuit*****.. 4*
♦ A fitrlko hns boon on In No- ♦
♦ vn Seo tin and nt thoso mines ♦
♦ sliico July G with overy pro«- ♦
♦ poet ot winning. ♦
♦ Don't ro thoro and try to do- ♦
♦ font your brothoru who nro ♦
♦ flxhl Iiik for tho right to orgnn- ♦
♦ Ixo nnd hotter .conditions of ♦
♦ nrnploymont. •*•»
♦ titny nwiiy, Dun notico will ♦
♦ bo (tlvon    In thono columni ♦
♦ whon tho striko Is won. Lab- ♦
♦ or pAp-Art, please copy. *-*•*•
Quality is the first thought here. The quality of our many lines of Drug Store goods
has created a reputation of value to us. AU
are carefully selected and of the best. Drugs,
Chemicals, Toilet Articles, Rubber Goods,
Sick Room necessities, and Nursery Supplies
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Mail  Orders  Receive Our • Best Attention
Suddaby's Drug Store
Agent for Victor and Edison Phonographs
Huyler's & Lowney's Chocolates, New Scale Williams' Pianos
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LEDGER
Tlie Official Orgram of-District No,  18, U. M. W.  of A.
Fernie, B.C.,  November 6tH, 1909,
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The weather up here last week was
more reminiscent of Christmas than
of,the closing days of October,   the
snow  fell' all   Saturday night,    and
Sunday.     Usually we have good wea-
t lier until the middle of November at,
least, and last year we had no snow
, •" **     j
to speak'of until Christmas.     There
ought to bo some good weather yet,
but appearances' at present' do not
justify the assumption that there will
be. '  •     .""
The output at the mines continues
to* increase; the 2000 ton mai;k being
now a* thing of the past. The com-
pauy are.making preparations for the
winter by building snow sheds from
the mines to the tipple, which iii our
opinion is,, the best thing' they could
do, and will pay for itself many times
over. - In fact the wonder is that it
was not done years ago."
We are informed that officials of, the
Coal Company have been making an
examination of the Rock Cut this
week with a view to reopeniug it up
again.   '
W. IT, Evans paid another * visit to
Hosmer last week end, goin^ down on
Saturday- and' returning ,on _I.lon.lay.
Mr.^Lewis, Howells of Bnnkheal has
taken up residence in* the Creek.*
,' W. Newman, \vho_ was off work a
while ago with' an internal, complaint,
and who has not long started,to work
again, was taken seriously ill at work
on" Tuesday last with the ' old complaint.- He was removed to' .Fornie
hospital.  ;*..„-*       '. ,   '.   •
,On account of the* .-extraordinary
~weath"ei,;r"we~are*R"having^.his'"w"eek"1the*
work on the new club' building' * has
.been at a , standstill. -: This, is "most
unfortunate, considering how close
the winter' Is upon- u,s. The 'club is
greatly misged by a large number and
it is to be regretted * that tho work
is being so'delayed' which is no fault
of the contractor.
Amongst-tlie\ new comers to the
Creek this week is • Miss Flynn of
Workington, Cumberland,'"•■IJng.
We are asked to draw th**! attention
/to those responsible for looking after
the water system in'the Crenk.to ihe
fact that a large number of house's
have at present to pack Witer n hundred yards or oyer. . All tlie hydrants
seem.to bo out of order, Wo hope to
soe this mattor attended to at once,
because thp winter will soon be on
us and it will bo a sorlou..proposition
if the people havo to carvv water so
far ns above stated. It U bad onough
as It Is when all tho hydrants are In
ordor,
A Socialist mooting will bo hold In
the school room at Coal Creek on
Monday or Tuesday noxt, whichever
date the schoo|rbom Ih at liberty for.
Tho speakers will bo Com. .Wilfred
Grtbble of Toronto and John D. liar-
' rlngton, tho Socialist candidate for
tho Fornio riding. *
A rathor serious accident occurred
In No. 1 mlno (north) on Tuesday last
when Alexander Carpuck, who is on-
Baged as a loader, was caught by a
■fnll of rock which hroko ono log,
and sovoroly cut him on tho head and
body.
Somoono wns Ind enough to lnko
{' o electric light globe off tho poHt
nonr tho club on Wodnomlny night,
nnd nnothor ono'wnH broken tho samo
, night a littlo hlKhor. up. . Wo would
liko to soo tho pornoim who IiuIuIro
In this kind of sport brought to justice, nitd would bo pleased to hoar of
anything which would load to their
conviction. Tlio light nonr'lliu old
club Ih vory badly mlusod, oopoclally
by pooplo coming from Fornio on tho
■night trnln. ,
A moollnfl; of lho Conuorvntlvo party
Hhould hnvo boon hold In tho school
on Sunday, but on account, of tho
woathor thoro wan no ono turned up,
oxcopt ono or two officials Tho mooting wau thoroforo adjourned until
TueBday ovoning with a llko result..
The only Mm**** Hiov will KOt n moot.
Inn; will bo whon Mr. Hoss hlmsolf
spoakH horo nnd John Harrington sup-
pIIoh thn opposition. ,
. Mrs. T, DIRKS, Mrs. llrooks, Mr*.
UncnBtor nnd Mrs. T. Duncan woro
visitors to the Crook on Thursday.
For Salo Chonp:, A good cooking
stovo with reservoir [a Rood condition.
Apply House' 240 Coal Crook, ltflp
Mr*, and MUs McCliment loft hero
on Thursday for thoir homo In Washington.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Coughlin arrived bnck In tho Crook on Thursday
ovenlng,
First class Hoard and accommodation at FalrcIouRh's Hoarding House,
170, ISO Coal Creek, opposite Football
grounds.
,, WALDO,NOTES'
The, funds for the erection of the
hair have been Increased,' i'rom $90.00
to $99.50: Mr. James Ryan bf Cranbrook contributed $5, and Messrs'. Ho
garth, Rollins and McBride the remainder. On Wednesday, November
3 the ladies assembled at. the site
selected for the building nnd the corner stone was laid by Mrs. Charles
McNab,- after' a copy of. the District
Ledger   Octobor   30, the   Cranbrook
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO.S^CRE-
•*7*'','    "..    ' TARIES .;   *'-',-._    .,„
" ,We,are receiving letters" from*- the
secretaries of our locals all over-the
country .telling us how many ballots it
will be necessary to send in order that
the total membership will .be supplied.
In nearly every case the number
given exceeds the number on which
the local union pays per capita tax.
It3 would be an easy matter for this
office to supply any local union.with
the .number of ballots asked "for,- but
by so doing we may be.1 the qause of
having the entire vote of the, local
thrown out by the Tellers.
When the tellers come to this city
to count the voto, our ledgers are
turned over to them, and in every
case -where a locai~sends in a vote larger than the number of members for
which they pay" tax, the vote Is not
counted.
Herald October 28, and a list of the    "See PaSe*771 of last y™'s conven'
 .  .„_,.,...._ *  „*tion
CAN'T BLAME
COMPANY
For * the Recent. Disaster
in Extension Mine-
Local Expert on
The Stand
names of thei present residents of
Waldo had been placed in the casket.
The ladles returned to Mrs. McNab's
for tea. The building of the hall was
commenced on Thursday November 4,
the contract having been awarded to
L. M. Smith 'and' T. Verhoef.
A chicken supper'will be held'at the
cook house, Waldor on November .3
to raise funds for the completion' and
furnishing of the hall. Tickets 50c,'
The whist club met. on Wednesday
at.Mrs. Robertsons.:' The next meeting'will, be at Mrs. McNab's.
, A special general meeting of the
whist club was held ai the-home of
Mrs. J. Ross at Lower Waldo on
Thursday, November 2S. The hostesses
were Mrs. J."* Ross," Mrs. Hales, Ross,
Mrs.* McNab, Mrs. Hart and Mrs:
Verhoef. A large, number - were
present and the evening'was much enjoyed, and a considerable sum added
to the funds of the whist-club;
The children's' party at Mrs. Roby'.s
on Saturday November 30th, was much
enjoyed by.;' all* the children. Numerous games were played, little Flora
McDonald'.winning the,prize for placing the tail in correct position on* the
donkey. ■ , Ice cream and - cake were
then served and a" happy crowd , of
children* returned to "their homes.-
- Mr; and Mrs. Arthur Dunn returned
last week from tlieii*7tw0 weeks .trip
proceedings for the record of
votes- lost last year for this reason
alone.   ,
And in case a mine Is idle and the
members entitled to* exoneration, you
will 'readily, see, that from' the usual
application sent to iliis office, we
have no way of telling how many
members you - wish 'exoneration ' for,
andHhts. information is, necessary'- so
that the Tellers may know how many
votes the local is entitled to. ' .
"Jn the next three months. L* would
most earnestly request the., secretaries
applying, for exoneration to" give us
the number of members in the local
union. Give this Information on'your
application, for exoneration, and m'ake
the application absolutely . separate
from your report for tax, should you
pay on part of the-membership.
, Every- year we get" large packages
ofthe ballots, returned to this office
and these votes are also thrown - out
as well:-. ,„   ' "■       ' ■'
" .The.attention of the Secretaries of
the,(local unions is called to Section
VI of Article VI of our constitution,
governing'election returns. Heretofore many local unions have sent the
ballots cast at the election for International Officers to. this city by express." Not. only does it cause' a
needless expense, b,ut such .votes, cannot   be   counted.    If   you   want   your
to,, Spokane.,      .7      ' -   ;'   - „.
; Mr. Tuttle, our, nev-*; teacher,* lias taken up his duties and the school, is
progressing favorably.- .   .
Dr, Saunders left.on a. trip to Fernie'yesterday.   ■-.       ■--*. r    :
,'.T7F Ml pfnkiiam is a Waldo visitor
this "week. •    :■
FRANK
The examination of mine managers,
pit bosses and fire bosses was held in
the Frank school on Wednesday, and
two following dnys. Sixty-three candidates sat for various* certificates. Mr.
Livingston, provincial Inspector, and
Mr. Wilson, one tlmo superintendent
of Michel, district inspector C. Emerson, superintendent of Bellevue, and
Mr. Elliott of Frank,was the board of
exomlners. Probably the names.of
candldtaos and questions will be published In h Inter Issuo,
* Wo hoar that. Fryer and Sinclair,
contractors of Blairmore, havo secured thc contract to build a bridge from
the shnfl to tlio tipple so as to convoy all the conl from tho shaft lo the
tipple* The compnny nro going to
equip thoir plant with oloctrlc motors
and other now machinery.
The hotels, OBpoclally tho Imperial,
hnvo beon crowded thU week owing
to tho largo number of men attending
tho oxams.
vote to "BF^d^unted~lfolcl_"eiection—orV
December 14 according' to the constitution and use the return sheet. , Do
net send the-ballots back to us.
Return sheets will' be furnished
from this office,- and' the total number of votes cast for each candidate
for the various offices should be recorded' on. the .-return sheet and forwarded to this offico in a sealed envelope, marked "Election Returns ;"7if
this precaution is taken no local union
will lose the voto it Is entitled to.
I would  also recommend' that  the
duplicate return,sheet be kept on file
by the local union for future reference.
■      ■ EDWIN PERRY,
,' Secretary-Treasurer
VANCOUVER, Nov. -3—After_ most
thoroughly-considering every phase of
the disaster at the Extension mine,
near Ladysmith, In which 32 miners
lost their Jives last month, the .coroner's jury has returned a •.-erdict on
the enormous mass' of evidence taken
including the opinion of James Ashworth, the eminent English coal mining expert, provincial mineralogist
Robertson and inspector- of Mines
Sheppard.
The government, and comany were
both represented by counsel/and J. H.
Haw thorn waithe took a leading part.
The verdict rendered,' after. 12 hoiirs
deliberation, was as follows:- ' '
A"That the explosion was caused by
a cave-in' in the two and a.half level,
gas being present in the atmosphere,
and gas dust being liberated by* the
cave-in, the.sudden displacement of air
creating compression causing the partly charged atmosphere to become dangerous, and coming in,contact with
naked lights exploded. '" Taking into
consideration the unnatural and faulty
condition of the roof of this particular
cave and in view of the fact that there
is no evidence to' show bad timbering,
we can in no way hold.the manage-
ment responsible and therefore exonerate the company' from any .criminal
negligence.' ■*
Several recommendations were also
made "by the jury, among'them the
following: •
"Taking into consideration the great
volume of work entailed in this particular * department and .f roni the statement of qui; inspector^of mines and
from the evidence in general, we*'pre"
of the.opinion that the coal district,
-beihg-so-large*-it-is.impossible_to_make,
as thorough or systematic- inspections
as is absolutely necessary,' and* we
therefore recommend that the" staff be
increased. That every colliery' in' B.
C. be compelled to'equip its mines
with up^to; date oxygen living apparatus."
AN APPEAL
.Washington D. C, Oct. 2G
To all, Organized Labor: . ,,
From time, to time you have oi
course read tlie newspaper reports of
the great „struggle in which" the wage
workers 'of Sweden have, been and
are now engaged, Sweden, like other civilized countries; has passed npw
through an industrial crisis which has
forced a great number of workers out
of employment, leaving them, their
wives and children,, destitute. Advantage has been taken of this situation by the employing class to try
and force the workers to,accept such
conditions as would eventually lead to
the dismemberment of the organize-l.
labor movement. The Swedish con-
flict, could not be avoided. Eighty
thousand workmen were locked out,
and the remainder threatened with a
lockout to force the workers into an
impossible, position. • The- workers
took the other alternative, - and declared for, and went out on strike.
• These matters have been officially
brought to the attention ofthe executive council, and a request'made that
all labor, its friends and sympathizers
should come to the - financial assistance of the Swedish workmen who are
suffering and struggling.   *
Contributions should be sent direct
to Herman Lindquist, "Landssekretar
iat,'. Stockholm1, Sweden, or to * the
Swedish Strike Relief Committee, with
headquarters in Chicago. The financial
secretary of this committee is John
Dawn, 4041' North Sacramento avenue,
Chicago, 111.
While thus placing particularly before you the need of the striking wage
workers of Sweden, the executive
council at the same time desires also
that you should riot be "unmindful ol
the Iron, Steel and Tin Worker's of
our own country who have been for
the past months engaged in a great
struggle for the maintenance, of their
rights and interests.    '    ■'     -
The above is submitted to, you, and
through you to your organization, for
whatever assistance you maybe abl-5
tn render. ■ By_o_de_-Of_the Executive
Council. '.''•*.
■•■<.'     SAMUEL GOMPERS
Imperial Bank of Canada
-      HEAP OFFICE, TORONTO        '
Capital Authorized ... .$10,000,000 "
Capital Paid Up ,. $5,000,000"    Reserve ... ". $5,000,000 ,.
D. R. WILKIE, President HON. ROBT JAFFRAY, Vice-Pres.
BRANCHES   IN   BRITISH COLUMBIA
Arrowhead, Cronbrook, Fernie, Golden, Kamloops, Michel, Myie, Nelson
o     Revelstoke, Vancouver and Victoria.
SAVINGS DEPARTMENT
Interest allowed on deposits at current rate from date of deposit.
FERNIE BRANCH GEO. 1. B. BELL, Manager
of Canada
Head Office:
TORONTO
8 King Street Wes
WANTED: LIVE ROCKY MOUNTAIN
GOATS
I want a male and four fomalo goats
all adults (no kids.) Provincial permits
to export-those nnlmnls have boon issued. Write mo whon you havo something caught roady lo ship, but don't
write till thon. I will pay $100 for tho
mnlo and $125 each for tho females,
crated f.o.h. any express offlco on tho
C. P. II. All must bo healthy and unhurt with intnet horns. Will buy from
flrBt man who gets thom. Dr. Cocll
French, Zoologist, Washington, D« C.
COMPANY SUED FOR $10,000*
NONE L08T THEIR LIVE8
In United Kingdom No Railway Pas*
songers In 1008 Lost Lives
During tho year 1908 no railway
pasHongors lost their lives In accidents
lo tho trains In which thoy woro
trnvolllng, while tho number Injured,
viz., 283, Is vory low compared with
provlouH yenra. So far ns tho records
extend thoro Iiiih only boon ono previous yonr, 1001, ln which no pasHon-
roi'h woro killed In train nccldontH,
This noteworthy fact Ir mentioned In
tho general report IbauoiI by tho board
of trado on railway accldontH In tho
United Kingdom InHt year.   <
In nil 104,1 person*** woro klllod and
7,084 wero Injured by accldonls duo to
the running of trnlns or tho movomont of railway vehicles, Tho average
figures for tho provlouH ton' yoaru
1,1 [ifi and 703G respectively. This Is a
dorrnnsi* In thn tntnl number of fninl
accidents nnd an Increase ln tho nonfatal cases, - Tho Incronso occurrod
mainly In tho ensos of nccldonts to
railway servants,
Tho average number of nccldonts
to pannnnRerA for tho past ten years
wore 121 klllod and Oi'O Injured. Tho
numbor ot railway sorvantt* klllod and
Injured tn train nccldonts woro « and
104 respectively. Thn corresponding
averages for tho provlouu ten'years
woro 12 klllod and 150 Injured.
In the dabs of acdcknU esuued by
tho movomont of trains and railway
vuhlcltiH, oxclusWtt of train acehlwnU,
102 passengers wore klllod and 2242
Injured In 1908, The corresponding
avoragea for tho (en years previous to
1907 ware 120 and 1784 respectively.
No More Waiting
Mrs. 13. is; Uonnott will movo Into
the now HondorBon block on Monday
noxt, whoro sho will tnko up hor dross-
making establishment. Sho will engage tluco extra liniulti and guarantees
to rush out all work.
TORONTO, Nov. 4—T.he Sun Life
Assurance Company were defandants
yesterday In an action tried before
Mr. Justice McMahon, I'n which
Arthur, Ferdinand, Edith,, Mary and
Jaffray Dicks, children of the .late'
Mrs, Mary Dicks, sued to recover $10,-
000; the amount of two policies. Judgment was reserved.
Mrs.'Dicks wasjburnod .to death In
a fire'in.her .husband's mattress factory In March, 1895. Sho was Insured
In the company named and tho chlldron were the, beneficiaries. Under tho
will her husband wits executor and
trustee'for hor children.
Upon her death the full amount was
paid ovor to Mr, Dicks, who, with
the "children Immediately loft, the
country; Tho chlldron wero to receive
$2,000. Tho counsel for tho plaintiff's
contondod that under the terms sot
out-in tho two policies the defendant
company, should have rotalnod tho
money until tho children became of
ago, rind thnt tho executor was not
capable of holding the monoy In trust.
Tho company contended that thoy had
boon roIoiiBcd from all responsibility
upon Dm payment of thc money to the
nxociitor.
President "American Federation oi
7, Labor.
FRANK MORRISON *
Secretary American Federation of
Labor
The Home Bank will extend
every assistance consistent with
good banking methods, to farming, manufacturing and business
interests. Do not hesitate to
consult your Local Manager in
any matter regarding finances.
James Mason ?
General Manager
W. C. B. Manson
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Manager,   Fernie
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Never fall to sutlify critical rmnicians. Theie well known pianos
may now be purchased In Fernie at the tame ware roomi ao the
famous ,
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A Full Line of
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THE "DISTRICT. LEDGER, FERNIE,7B..C. NOVEMBER 6 1909
A   TRIUMPH FOR
GLADSTONE LOCAL
Fernie Miners  Union to be Congratulated on Their Most
Beatttiful Home
After many months, of trying and
vexatious obstacles to overcome, and
financial difficulties * to surmount,
Gladstone Local Union U. M. W. of A.
Fernie, have at last brought to completion their splendid new building.-on
Victoria avenue, comprising as it does,
complete and splendidly equipped apartments for all union purposes, a
fine meeting hall, an auditorium . or
opera house second to none in this'dis-
tiict, reading rooms; .two splendidly
equipped stores, • full size basement,
occupied by^tho Worklngmen's Club,
the whole lighted and heated by thoir
own boilers and electric plant.
It-is indeed a monument to the per-
severance and unceasing toil of those
men who have, long had somo such
idea in sight. , The cost of the building complete will be well over $G5,000,
the figures being- considerably increased on account o£ the coming of the
big fire .'of August 1st 1!)0S, at a time
•when much inflammable material was
exposed and proved an easy victim to
the flames.'
The front of the structure is indeed
a substantial looking effect, being of
red brick1 with stone trimmings. Upon
entering one is struck by the fine,
roomy porch, inscribed in tile there
being "Gladstone Local". Inside the
hall leads direct, to the opera house,
down a large-hall, from which exits
to various other apartments have been
provided, A splendid box office for
the sale of tickets is, provided, and no
detail has been overlooked. The opera house will seat, comfortably, about
600 persons, the seats being, of the
most approved style. The stage is
large and carries a complete stock of
scenery, so that only for very few
productions will special scenery be
needed. The whole stage can be
at once closed off from the rest of the
house by a fire''proof drop curtain,
which ensures perfect safety.
r The rear "of the opera house is fitted
with dressing rooms and lavatories,
there being two of the latter and six
nicely finished ■ dressing' rooms, all of
them having easy access to the stage
proper.
A large skylight provides plenty of
illumination for, use in day time.
The Miners Quarters
Gladstone .Local has evidently had
in mind that while attending to the
wants of others they would not forget
themselves. They have fitted up a
fine reading room and committee room
smaller concert hall and the regular
meetiiig hall for their own use and
for lodge purposes, besides thepsecre*
tary's office. The' office of Secretary
Rees, who is also manager of the opera
house, is situated in thc front aiid at
about the centre of the building, and
the fittings are of quartered oak and
of serviceable ancl tasty design. An
ante room is provided with lockers
for the use of the various lodges who
use the Miners' Hall. Tlje hall is
fitted in regulation lodge room style,
with the platform and desk at either
end, and seating accommodation ranged around the sides.' It is gratifying
for the miners to know that their efforts to provide a good'central hall,for
such purposes is meeting with a ready
response, as'the' following,' list, will
abundantly show:,
First and Third Mondays, Fraternal
Order of Eagles.
Fourth "Monday: The Electrical Workers' Union. -
Every Tuesday: .Bricklayers - and
Masons.
The^Co-Operative Store
On the right-hand. side 'of the entrance/ is situated the stor# of - the
Fernie Co-Operative store,'which, although it is in "no way connected with
Gladstone local, has most of its stock
placed, with the miners and the working men df this district. ■ "'.The Co-Op,
as it is commonly known, is taking a
large place'in the Commercial life of
the city, and has evidently come to
stay. ' Groceries and provisions are
handled exclusively, although in the
future the management have in view
the taking in,of some other departments. The store is splendidly arranged and lighted, and the' stock,,'is
fresh and prices reasonable.    „
On the'other; side of the entrance is
located the* parlors of the Heintzman
Piano company, Mr. Elley, the district
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President Gladstone Local and Also of
Building" Committee
The electric flttlngH nnd equipments
are moBt complete for Htago* offoctH,
nnd liunilrodH of liicnniloaunnt InmpH
nro sltnnti'd In vnrloiiB pnrtH of tho
Hnll. The gallery (-xtondR, uh iihiuiI,
to Dw. Hinge nnd complolely nround
thc hnll. ExItB for -•niorgnney can
easily bo Imd nt any tlmo to tho rour
of tlio building wlMii'ti ,'Oiuiiiu.lioun
fire CHonpoH und Htulin roach to tho
K round,
A pure grape cream; of
tartar powder. Its fame
is world-wide. No alum,
no phosphatic acid.
Tliere is never a question as to the absolute
purity; and healthful-
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Office: .Johnson-Faulkner .Block.    ,
Hours '9-12; 1-5;* 6130-7,30/ Phono -72
•"ernie
B.C.
W. R. ROSS K.C, ..
,'-'•■ ^Barrister;   ahxhSblicilor '">. - ■•'
Fernie,' B. C.      7
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Canada.
L. P. Eckstein.
D. E. McTaggart
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BARRISTERS, SOLICITORS. ETC.-'*
Cox Street
Fernie B. C.
F. C. Lawe
Alex. 1. Fisher
up, the'tables for which arc expected
to arrive shortly, and adjoining which
is a room, where "tables are provided
for*cards, dominoes etc.
Running parallel.to the billiard room
is the bar of* the Club, where," drinks
are sold to members and friends at
as near cost as possible, and where
particular attention is paid to giving
no liquor to those already pretty well
heeled.       ,- . "    '   ,
The boiler and engine house are also
in the basement,-from'which heat and
light are provided for the entire build-'
ing. ' A 12, H.P. Robb engine is used
to which is attached a 9 kilowat generator. A large switch" board here
can control the lights for any, or all
parts of the building. *'     ,    *
Lavatories of the most approved and
sanitary design are located-at various
points all through the place, and .nothing has tieen left undone that*would
lend.to'the"comfort of the patrons.
LAWE & FISHER
ATTORNEYS
' Fernie, B. C.
H. W.   HERCHMER
Barrister and Solicitor
BECK BLOCK FERNIE B.C.
THEMRNIE
LUMBER CO.
A. McDougall, Mgr,
Manufacturers of aiid Deal-
/ers in all kinds of Rough
and Dressed Lumber
Send us youp orders
VIEW 8HOWING THE VICTORIA AVENUE FACADE OF MINER8 HALL
BAD ACTOR
FREE AGAIN
Returns   Home   Only   to
Cut up. in Regular Old
Western  Style
ORANGEVILLB, Ont, Nov.. 3—Bob'
Cook, a notorious. local desperado, a
jail breaker three times, last time at
Boise City,,Idaho, where he also, freed
a number of prisoners, and who" successfully resisted arrest at the hands
of- the local police on several occasions, was last night engaged in another
fight with the authorities, and as a
result, Constable James Halbert was
seriously wounded. Cook as usual es-
caped.-j——*■■ ■,' •„.    ..  .'■'.- -y.
DR. J. BARBER, DENTIST   „
Office Henderson Block, Fernie B.C.
' Hours 9.to 1; 2 to 5; 6 to 8.
Residence 21 Viotoria Ave.    ,
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W. A. CONNELL ,•'
Pioneer.Builder and Contractor^of
Fernie   ' ' -    *
ESTIMATES FURNISHED
KENNEDY & MANGAN
Lumber * Dealer
All kinds of
rough and dressed luiiilwi
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Victoria Ave.        North Fernie
Secretaries of Local Unions
7  DISTRICT 18   U. M.  W.. of A. ,
KING'S HOTEL
Bar supplied', with  the  best Wines,
Liquors and Cigars
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DINING  ROOM  IN  CONNECTION
JOHN P0DBIELANCIK, Prop.
T.  BIGQ8
For Many Years Secretary Gladstone
Local
After two years , Cook revisited his
home town arid called at the".home of
his-mother Jn law, Mrs. Thomas Reid,
Church street where-he became abusive,' smashing the furniture. ', After
he left' she swore out a warrant, and
Halbert, with Sam Speers; set out to
arrest him, locating h(m' at ten o'clock
on Broadway, right in the centre of the
town.  ,',_.'
Cook retreated Into a furnishing establishment, .but Halbert struck him
with his baton and grappled with him.
Cook slashed the wrist of the constable to tho bone with'a knife and wrestling the'baton from him knocked tho
other man over and made* his' escape,
unchallenged* by two or throe hundred
people'Iri tho street. The knlfo wound
severed the vnilual artery and Halbert
nearly bled to death.
WednoHduyR! Unitod Brotherhood of
Cnrp-antcrH.nnd Joiners.
Alternate Thurmlnya: Amnlgnmated
Socloty of Curponiei'H nnd JoIucvh.
I'YIduy: TcamHtori* union.
Saturdays: aindstono Local Union,
Minors.
livery Third Sunday aftornoon; Tho
Italian Bocluty.
Second mid Fourth Sunday after-
iiooiih; Hurt'Millers union.
Simdiiy dVonlng: Fornio Local, Soo-
lullttt 1'iirty of Cnimiln,
muriugor, having boon fortunate In securing this splendid site. Horo Ib to
bo found n complete range of that
splendid plnno, also tho Mendelssohn,
mndo by llio nnmo pooplo. . A full
stock of slieot mimic, vocal find instru-
mentnl Is on hnnd,
,   in the Basement
The lmsomont Ih tit present occuplod
nlmoHl entirely hy tho .Worklngnion'u
Club nnd Inmittito, except for n portion UHod by thn Co-Op, for Htorngo
purpoHOH,
A largo hlllliml room Ih bolng fitted
tNtentofi view mineiib opera houie-the chairs have bekn replaced  bv  opera  chairs.
The Building Committee
The Building Commltteo, on whom
tho brunt of, tho work has fallen, Is
composed of tho following members:
Thomiih Addison, president.
D. Uo.'h, secret .try.''
Thomas BIrrs
ThomiiH Billion  ' ".  *
John Wlldo'   '
J. ].. Smith ]
W. II. lUvniis.
Dnvld Paton      ' «
Wm. Dlckonson
John' Puokoy
AiiRiiH Solnskl
.InmoH lOaHton
, ,1, N. Howjjrook ,
JoHoph Lyons
The' ontlro Hlruclure, now complotn
with thn uxcoptlon of a fow dotullB, lit
Indood n uvodlt not only to tho building
commit too nnd tho niomhorH of Olud-
Htonn local uu woll, but to tho city In
gonornl, and It upon leu voliiniou tor Dio
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PAGE SEVEN
TRIPLE  MURDER
'Shocking'Tragedy'-' Reported to-Haye
.-;.'"..' Been Committed in Manitoba
Settlement '• '"b".
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GIMLI, Mail./Ocl7 31-^At 5. o'clock
'tonight a  Gaiician farmer' came " to
town with the report that' a woman
', and.two children'had been killed'this
afternoon in-a fight at a farmhouse
about six miles-north of, the' town, A
.constable, has * gone" out to the scene
of;the murder,to investigate the   affair.; y  „ , '* 7 ■ "   '    ;■,'■.;„•
•7*. As far as cap be learned at present
:a German .who,had been visiting at a
'Gaiician house, got into a "fight with
Tithe Gaiician and* after battering, hirn
-up  badly, ,chased  him  out of,    the
housed     *              . \   ■*   '   <"7
The Gaiician stayed out in the bush
, until he saw the .'German leave, and
on returning tov,the house, found that
his wife' and two children- had been
• Killed.     The names of' the parties are
not known.
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'"-They, had been boy and girl together. Later oh the 'current of 'events
had parted them,, drifting him Into a
marching regiment ordered to "India,
and rushing her into the-very vortex
of society'
He had not dared to ask .her to be
true, to him, since he had,only his
sword to*,offer her, but his eyes spoke
the au revolr his lips refused tb utter,
while "she turned away with a sob,
and the first cloud of sorrow darkened
the morning, ot her.life. , -"
"Marry, of course she would marry." Her, mother,' Lady Goodrlck,
was not'the sort* of woman to tolerate
an unmarried daughter; thus the girl
was forced to do her bidding, and all
romance about handsome dashing Dick
Darlington was set on one side as
foolish and unpardonable,
* It was the' old story of the marriage
de convenance, and Virginia Goodrich,
when she became Lady Mauleverer,
was * neither more. nor, less unhappy,
than others who have sacrificed their
feelings for the glitter and sliowythal
gold,* and position bring. Of course
she often thought -of Dick, with affectionate interest, and when, his name
appeared, in the newspapers she became excited, and read all reports of
his advancement over'and over again,
but she never, ,spoke of- him. Almost
as If he were dead she cherished and
respected his memory in silence:
' Her husband;- Sir. Thomas Mauleverer, was a .very good sort of'a man;
considerably „her.. senior; he was exceedingly-kind, to .her, > but he died
when her daughter was sixteen, .and
the boy who -was now the Baronet, was
two years younger.        P .,
Lady Mauleverer mourned the good
Sir Thomas with no little*regret. How
could ' she do otherwise, as ' lie had
been kindly to her,'even as a*father.
At times, however, during her solitude
she had forced on herself.*for a while,
the thought of-Dick Barrington, would
raise a sudden'flush tb her face.,, -.
-He had remained unmarried'during
'all"-these, years," and-perhaps—perhaps
—. No, .she dared ^scarcely hope that
it .was 'on her account—but,- oh, how
together what is* called '.'well .preserved,", but for all; that there were
wrinkles^ and there was "just'nheVau-
turan'al, tinge, of fading*. in -the once
lustrously golden hair.. .     .' ' "
•Ah! if Dick should be disappointed
when he saw her, 'what, a ■ heartbreaking 'sorrow it' would be! , Day
after, day she dwelt on-this subject
until* the constant worry, of'it was'beginning to tell.' .' -
'.'If only-something would happen to
change the current; of her ---thoughts;
If only Virgy would come home. She
was sitting in the garden under" a
.tree,! trying to amuse herself ° with
some' embroidery, when Virgy came
unexpectedly running''along the path
from'the house, and threw herself in
her mother's arms.
"What is It—what,Is it, dear? Why
have you come back without notice?"
" "I believe I,was home sick. Why,
mother, yon do not look a "bit like
yourself,- what has happened to you,
dearest?"       ■* . ,    ,
^ "Nothing—nothing, .Virgy. Perhaps
I have" been bored! but you—child—
you look different!"
I^Well.I.ai-n grown up," said Virgy,
laughing. "1 was not grown up when
I, went away,',' •'"    , -..
"Oh, tliat is it?" And the mother
iaughed too," but somewhat constrainedly* , *' .. ' \- *,'
, Iu her present mooa it was scarcely
a pleasure-to be 'reminded that she
had a grown .up daughter.
""I hope you enjoyed yourself," dear
child," she said. '. "Who was there?
You never told me' anything in your
letters.'
\'Oh, '"'well, there were a'lot of people,' cousins you know, and. we danced
and had picnics and—" , .    -
"Go oh dear, and—■"  .' \- "
"AVe were all in the* woods one day,
when a gentleman arrived-I liad not
seen before.;?He was not young'-MIiat
is, not a boy like, the others—but I
don't, think he is old—"
; Lady ; Mauleverer could not help
laughing.*** s .. \ -   ,'1 ,,•    - '"
"What did she say* and do?" she
asked. "*.,'•'   " -   - ""
power of movement. The self commanding in thV-jface of this inward
communing '/was scarcely peaceful, ,
"What "did. iV aU^mean? To what
would this meeting,with Virgy tend?"
At last she roused herself and tried to
chase away all'doubt and perplexity.
"Of course, „\V'irgy 'was her child^, and
naturally he would be attracted to her
. .*. : It would be ail right. She herself would see him soon and then—"
-. Even as an eehoWirgy's voice,came
clear and joyous'from* the open drawing room.', "Mother^ tea is'ready, and I
forgot to teli.yoii that General Barling-
ton is coming' to ■ call tomorrow afternoon.'? '-" * , '* ;.,-,*
- "Tomorrow.",Thank God!" she had
till tomorrow .to recover."
She, would laugh.and talk with Vir*.
gy, try and"catch'the infection, of joy
and.gaiety and lightness from their exuberance in her child's youth and spirits—then perhaps he would - not see
so plainly how' the years had fled; But
it was very difficult even to make the
effort to be gay for Lady Mauleverer
felt heavily weighed by], a depression
which she'could not throw off, yet the
real reason of- which it would have
been difficult to give
."Tomorrow—how' was General Bar-
lington coming there tomorrow?" sho
asked Virgy with as much indifference
as she could command. 'Where was
he slay in**;"'?"
■ "At the'hotel at Sniiresbrook" v
which was the nearest (own—was her
answer. '"'"', °
-, "Why did you not ask him'to come
and stay here?". ,, - [ . * '
"Mother,'how could.I?"
And at hei* child's surprised exclamation Lady Mauleverer colored up for
she felt that she. had been justly chidden: ,   '  -     .   , ■
"No, I forgot,"" she said, hesitatingly,
"of,course you did not know how old
a friend-of my people Dick Barlington
is." ,-*■*■ .- "' - *
Then she set the subject of this man
on one side and strove'to talk interestedly to Virgy of other .'matters, but the
girl'who had not the same reason as
her mother for* avoiding the discussion
of, General Barlington was perpetually,
reverting to iiim. It almost seemed to
Lady Mauleverer as if, he had fascinated Virgy, and had been the first to
awaken the embryo love that had hitherto been sleeping so. peacefully in her
maiden heart. If this were so how terrible the position of the mother would
be. All her long-life she had been
dreaming of and pining''for the absent
Dick, and if it should be that her child
was beginning to .love> him, God help
them both! ' ,-• ' . ""*■ , .- '" *
All night she-lay awake, too', excited, too troubled to* sleep, and when
in'' tlie morning she. went down, to
cepted, * and It -was at last arranged
that they should drive through Snares-
brook in the afternoon and themselves
call at the* inn. - -    *
*,Lady Mauleverer felt much .happier
and more,contented now that. th6, first
interview with her old friend Dick, was
over, and that she was to have him
staying In,her own house .for a.few
days, .only*-*-**- there-was', as there" had
been for many years, some, one,' between them. " For. the first time since
she had lain as a baby in, her arms
Lady Mauleverer wished that she was
not there,   ""' ; '•' '
Virgjv meantme stayed, persistently
by her mother's side. She was fascinated by. this handsome,* young looking
General, and she .hung on his Words,
and smile's, ,"ahd behaved as though
it was a misery to her to be out of his
sight.'   ' \   .
■Lady Mauleverer was utterly dismayed as she wondered how it would
end.     .        ■• ■     **
She looked at the General-when he
and why could' she not go back with
them? Lady Mauleverer raised no objection; in her heart perhaps-she .was
glad to be rid for the time of Virgy's
large reproachful eyes. '.The object-"
ion of .General Barlington • siaying on
alone with the widow, who every one
of her own age knew was her first
love, was obviated, by the arrival 'of
a harmless cousin, who made Lady
Mauleverer's house her home whenever she had no visits to pay.
Virgy seemed to1 recover her spirits
somewhat when „she was at Crosby
It was difficult to be sad where Lady
Juila was, and the'long talks the two
girls had on the stepfather .question,
seemed to quiet' down Virgy's perturbed mind, but she never told her secret
to Julia or. even hinted, that she had
one. >     ,.. -''    i
During the two or three days the
news from her home was,limited, and
nothing happened to.in any wny agitate or trouble Virgy until one morning
there   were horses' hoofs heard corn-
Thence running east 80 chains;
Thence running south' 80 chains -
Thence running west 80 chains;
Thence running north SO chains;
to a point of commencement, making
640 acres more or less..
Located this 3rd day of September
1909. ,     *'
NAT BABCOCK, Agent,0
P.A.FARQUHARSON, Locator
J. RAVEN, Witness
was- talking   to* Virgy,* watching Iiim j ing up the drive, and on looking out
wi >m" ****m***m*m*
in
VV\ C« u&ikoi, C&yicjf, A!*U.
.^tilftfe
00 VBAHS'
CXPERIBNGB
MINTS
_     DMIONB
CownioHTtAe.
scientific mxcan..
- -    -waulr Wwtttfg! fMklTi. Mrt-Mt etf*
"she longed .to*- see T5ick~iiigpTi^"ow*'tliat'
there was no indiscretion,' in the
meeting. - Once' or twice he^ had been
in England,-.'since their youthful..part*,
ing,-'but-he had kepi, very carefully
out" of" Lady "Maulever's way!?'" '■ '
* Sir, Thomas had been dead just a
year when his!1 widow,'on reading rthe
military .paragraphs In"the World, .'ascertained that Gen. Barlington had retired from' service, ' and was * on his
way home.,",'     *  , - '*
, With what a heart-throb those tld;
Ings were received! Nor did she*attempt To check the pleasant sensation
that was ,so exquisite it almost
amounted to pain.   ';"   •
No reason now to sot'up a barrier
between ; hor, heart and 'Dick's. Oh,
the joy—the joy that lt would bo to
see him again and talk ovor the dear
old times when, thoy rambled, hand In
hand along childhood's happy way!
Sho was alone at, the protty plnco
Sir Thomas had loft hor for life when
this news reached'her, so she had, no
occasion io, suppress the emotions or
hide thom from tlio observant oyos of
hor chlldron—sho could rovol In them
with all the more'enjoyment since she
had been forced to repress thom for,
so long.
Tom waB at Harrow and Virgy had
gone to stay for a wook or two with
hor fnthor'B sister, • who had n largo
house' party of young pooplo'nnd liad
boggod that Virgy might'sot ankle
somo of hor mourning habiliments to
join thom, It was tbo first time she had
loft hor mother nnd Lndy Maulovoror
mlSBCtl hor exceedingly but nhe would
uot hnvo for worlds nolflshly tnlurforod
with hor child's ploiimiro. Shu adored
her' chlldron. Evon tho romonibranco
of Dick'nnrllDBlon would, porlmps, bo
ban lulled for tho biiUo of'either Virgy
or young Tom.
Hut Hho hiiw no reunion why (IiIh
Hhould bo—a good, kind Htup fnthor
would bo an iidvuiitngo to thc both
of thom.
Nor wiih Lndy Miutlovnror altogether reckoning without, tho man, whom
for moro tlmn eighteen long ymii'i* hIio
had not hoimi.
•Tho day following that on which
tho paragraph In lho World hail relighted a donnnnt flro, Hho had received a lottor from Gonornl llnrlnlglon, It
could not,bo cnllod a lovo loiter, lint.
It was frlondly, ovon affootlonnlo. lio
xx uu tojiiiitb hunn, iui -awwJ ."'.i1. I'.tpcd
their old rnlntlon.-. xnirht be renewed.
Uo hnd bo often, bo vory ofton, longod
to Roojior again, nud ho signed lilm-
Hnlf your old pnl, "Dick.' Whon ho
would arrive In England or whoro ho
v.z„ &l;;s t.0 i*i.*i;* lw '?•*'-' ""* ,f'11 ,1f"'.'
but whnt mattered dctnllH since the
fact wns thorn that Did-: wnn coming
homo, and thnt ho had uot forgot ten
her!
Many times during tlio dny whon
alio rocolvod that welcome lottor Hho
consulted hor looking glass—not from
vanity, but simply to <««imro hornoU
how tlmo Jmd dealt wllh Iht, and
whothor Bho looked ho vory vory dlfforont from tho Rlrl wjio had said
good-byo to blm all thono long yonrn
ailo.
Sbo w*p not nn old woman, baroly
forty, Blight nnd RlrllBh in flRiiro, nl-
"At, first. I thought , ho . was  very*,,     , .   l0        , ,r.      , .        .,
,   -, - ,      ,   "-y  ^'     v,„ ,-, ,. Ibreakfast,   and Virgy:. -came boundin
ruder-foi—lie-stared-at-me-rt.lH-I-feltt-—»—-r—■'■■ ■   e   ■", >t* ■-"*■■„  r-' ■■■■: „, n
up- .to   her from*, thei garden, . it was
with av cry'that the,girl stopped short
before she threw her* arms around her
motheii's"neck in the^'usual,',fdnd em-
with anxious eyes. .Ills'face and manner were, however, absolutely enigmatical; she could learn nothing and
she was bewildered.   ,     ,'    '    '
The life 'a trois' wus becoming somewhat strained when unexpectedly Lady
Julia Travers, who was Virgy's greatest friend, arrived to luncheon,, with a
party of young* people, who were staying with them at Crosby Hall.
Lady .lulin was a bright.c merry girl
who was tho life and soul,of every
reunion in whicli she found herself.
Virgy was devoted to, her, and the two
girls/while the others were playing
tennis,<strolled down the'garden to indulge in some of the confidences ' so
dear to young hearts.   •• -   • -•    ,,
•Virgy of course, had it in her mind
to, talk about "Dick." as she invariably called him, but. before she had
time to broach the subject which she
was about to do with some caution,
Lady Julia herself broke the ice. *
"General Barlington ,is most captivating," she said. "Mother always said
he was charming, but I did not picture
him quite^-sq'nice as he*is."" '.
Virgy's eyes brightened but she said
nothing.«■   ' *        -
"What a happiness for Lady Mauleverer to' have him here after all she
has''gone through, poor dear."
"Gone through? ' Oh, you mean my
father's death?"   .,      ' -      * "   ,    '- -
''Well, of courso that, was,very sad,-
but I meant her marriage.- You know
she was engaged to Dick Barlington,
as everybody calls him, before she was
married-to Sir Thomas." ''-   '
''What nonsense, "Ju— you  always
have, some romance oh hand, Mother
was" devoted to my father,"
, Virgy ,was making an .effort to appear sceptical - and  indifferent  while
quite red and 'uncomfortable; then he
looked around for Auntie,'but she was
not'there just* at'that moment; then
he'went up to ...Cousin' Mlra, and said
something to her; finally lie walked
straight up to "me, 'Your name is
Virgy?.' he said.' It was'" a .funny self-
introduction-—but °he looked so nice
and kind ,that l • could not "bo angry,
so that I answered him quite prettily,
'Yes, ' I, am called Virgy.' I suppose
I ought to have drawn myself up with
a dignified air and said 'I nm Miss
Maulo-,-erer,'-*--but, i didujt, And It
was all right, for he snld,' 'I love the
name .of Virgy.* I mado him a little
courtsey and laughed. And do ' you
know, mother," I thought 1 saw the
tears como Into his e'yus, and ho murmured, 'So llko, so like.' I could almost believe the" tlmo had stood still,',
But mother' how whito you look, why
should ' my little story affect you "ho
much?"     *   i.       '
"Not. tho Btory, Virgy—tho day, Is
hot, and you have como upon mo bo
suddenly."
- "Poor doar, mothor, It wus loo bad
of mo to forgot that you* havo' boen
loading so qtilot n life of Into that a
sui'p'rlso might startle you."
"But go on, doar loll mo who was
this."
"Though, ho hud iiHkod mo my
namo I did not lil:o to tmk Ills but as
soon uh ho had dono talking to me, or
rntlior Btniing nt mo, for ho slnrod
moro than ho talked, l wont to Cousin
Mlra and nslcod' her who ho wan, and
hIio told me thnt ho was General liar-
lltiRton and that ho hnd won tho V. C.
In India, and was altogether n great
man.' I could not bollovo her liociuiHo
ho rlon'H'nol look llko a Oonoral—lio Ih
loo young, for when ho canto and talked to ino again Inter nu, lie told mo
to call hhn 'Dick, but I couldn't, ynu
know. \Viih II nnt odd that ho should
wIbIi mo to call him Dick whon ho
hnd novor hooii or heard of mo he-
roro?"
"General llarllugion Ih an old, old
frlond, dour. Boforc lu* wont out fo
India-"
"Vph, ho Hnld you know him, mother.
Why did hu not l**ll mo ho at firm, It
wiih Htupld of him."
"PorhnpH ho thought you woro
nwnro of It."
"Kxnctly, Why havo yon ii-pvor Hpo*
lie*'.*-, c!' h\'.'.\   '.'■.''.ot!'.1".'?" '' *'
"Why nhnuld I? Thoro nro -mnny
pooplo I havo known In tho pnHt that
yon havo novor hoard of, Virgy. Hut
run nwny, doar, nnd hurry up Tomkln
with tlm ,tou, I dnroHiiy ynu would llko
ni-mio nnd I liivi, n vary Mil rn"iilne)\n
today,''
"Yoh, you look horrid, I w(bI» I
had noovr left you, If I nm to como
hack* nud find you llko thlH." *
So naylng, Virgy started ofr to tho
Iiouho and only just In tlmo for Lndy
Maulovoror felt Hint bIio could not en*
ditro much moro of hor daughter"* gay
prattle, and go on keeping tho Hocrot
that had boon ho carefully guarded for
yonr».
For i» long whilo Hho «nt quito «tlll;
bIio did not feel nu If ithc had the powor to movo; but thought did not roit
tranquilly bnrittmo tho body hnd no
braced *.;-.'   -   -.-• O;^-^,,.
, .'"What' .is " it—whiitv is*;it, darling,
How ill you look?"   _•'    ".'
: "Nothing", dear,' only-"one of my.
headaches.'     -;, , -; '.'.'" '    *'
- "A headache today when General
Barlington Is coming, and,.you ought
to'** look your .beat; oh, .mother!" * .
*  "He will-not come till the afternoon
I shall be better by then*"'/ ,
*.  But if Lady Mauleverer; thought the
visit would bo delaped until la^e In the
day she wns very much mistaken. At
II .o'clock there was airing at tho
(ront.door bell and before, the two ladies1 hnd, quito realized that a visitor
had arrived, General Barlington waB
shown Into the morning-room.,    *
'Lady Mauleverer went forward to receive him with no littlo "ompresso-
niont," but sho wns trembling from
head to foot. Sho did not, look well as
Virgy had said; still, traces of tho old
girliflli beauty hud not boon wholly
obliterated. Perhaps If she had dared Bho would have worn loss sombre
habilimenth on this hor re-mooting
,wllh the lover of ht-r youth, after 20
years of separation, but sho did not
wish to attract tho attention of Virgy
ond lior household. Ik'fddos tho long!
clinging black drom*. with Kh whito
muslin woepoi'H whh not * unbecoming,
nnd sho had nrrhngod hor lintr—tlio [ .lullu.
Lady7TuHa7\vas", persistent"
"She had*heard the ,story over and
over again," she said.'"Lttdy"Maulever
er had behaved rllke .a. truo ^heroine,
with -much devotion" and courage, but
of course now self sacrifice would be
wasted, and she would marry her,first
love."    '   ■ .   '■   '    f    '.',"'.   [~b-
.Vergy said no.more, she,was thinking—poor child, and lt.was a rude
awakening. Lady Julia at once noticed
her thod'glitful air and"laughed,
"Never mind, Virgy,' don't look' so
grave—a stepfather Is not such a terrible affliction; mine is delightful, he
spoils me far more ihnn inothor doos,
and-' 1 am sure this handsome Dick
will spoil you." .       '.'
•'Porhaps, yes, I daresay."
II* was evident, that. Virgy was terribly upset, aiui could not altogether
realize tho position. If she followed hor
Inclination sho would have to run off
from Lady Julia, up Into tho privacy
of hor own room and thoro Indulge in
a good cry. But hIio was Lady Maulov-
erer's daughter; tho bravo sentiment
of loyalty that 'showod fco brilliantly
In tho mother was r*ot absent in the
child.
Sho mado an offort to conceal, and
lo nn oxtonl ovoiTomo Ihe emotion
from which sho \wih suffering, sueh
as vory fow young girls would have
boen cnpable of doing, but hIio did not
wish to havo any fnrthor conversation
about Dick Burlington ovon with Lndy
of the Window the girls saw General
Barlington riding up to the house.
Virgy's face became crimson, then
so deadly* white (hat Lady Julia
thought she was going to faint, but
summoning hor courage, she speedily
recovered herself, and bravo little woman' that she was, she went down to
meet Dick with a smile on her face.
Ay, she was nbra\"e, no one, not even
Dick himself, knew how brave!
He took both her hands In-.hls and
looked tenderly into her eyes.
"Will you love me. for her sake?"
Had-'he known the girl's * feelings,
the question would have*been brutal;
but. he was as' ignorant as was Lady
Julia. - ,' *
„' "Love you! Why should I love you?"
asked Virgy, flippantly, but the tears
that nearly betrayed hor came into hei*
eyes.
"Because," he looked at her and hesitated a moment—"because .your mother has consented to beconie-niy wife.
It is an old story, Virgy—dates from
long before'you were born.'
■ "It was true, then—ho invention of
Ju's!" she thought. . , *
She pressed Dick's hand as lie still
held hers and said softly,
"You will not rob me altogether of
niy mother's-love?"
During the protestation? this speech
evoked, she managed'to recover her
composure, and all the time Goneral
Barlington stayed at Crosby_ she was
calm and §elf possessed. Lady Julia
was delighted with her and helped her
loyally*" through"*the ordeal, without,
however, realizing what a real heroine
Virgy was.   _. '*■-•'   "''/'„ .
- It was some months beforo the marriage took place, and - by - that timo
Virgy had sought to* conquer, and had
NOTICE
' NOTICE is hereby given, that thirty
(30) days after date I intend lo,apply'
to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a license to prospect for Coal and Petroleum on the
following described lands situate in
South E. Kootenay,-British Columbia,
Block 4593, commencing at a post
planted,at,or near the 28 mile post of
the pregent C. P. R. surveyed line and
being (he north west corner of Nat
Babcock claim;   -*.
Thence running east 80 chains;
Thence running south SO chains
Thence running west 80 chains;
Thence running north 80 chains; ,
to a point of commencement, making
G40 acres more or less.
Located this 2nd   day of September
1909.
,'    NAT BABCOCK, Agent,
NAT BABCOCK, Locator
X RAVEN. Witness
NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty "
(30) days .after'date I intend yo apply .
to the Hon. Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a license to pros-
(jiect for Coal and Petroleum on tho
following described lands situate ln
South E. Kootenay, British Columbia,*
Block 4593, commencing ., at a post
planted at or near 4 miles east of 27
mile post of the present C. P. R. surveyed line and being the south west
corner of P. A. Farquharson claim;  -
Thence running east 80 chains;
Thence running north 80 chains;
Thence running west 80 chains;
Thence running south 80 chains
to* a'point of commencement, making-
640 acres more or less.-
* Located this 3rd day of September,,
1909. '
NAT. BABCOCK,' Agent,
."  P.A.FARQUHARSON, Locator*'
J. RAVEN, Witness'
won., -   -'   *        y  y-
She stood at her.mother's side without flinching.'*. Sparkling with smiles
and repartee,' she was the life of .the
wedding-party, while among- the guests
a whisper went around . that, there
would soon be another wedding from
that house, - for aii engagement, was
talked of between Virgy aiid'the great
'parti' of the country.. He was young
and manly looking and more suited to
Virgy if,he could nol altogether vie
with.handsome Dick.
NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that'thirty
(30) days after date I intend to apply
to, the Hon. Chief ■* Commissioner' of
golden liulr about whicli ho had ho
often raved—with more than tho usunl
ti ro.
Ilo took her hand, prossod li warmly, thon rnlBOd It to lii« lipH and Imprinted n hlM—aii act which Hho could
nol holp but. feeling was moro cour-
toomi than lovor llko. Porhaps Hho
oxpoctod lilm to take hor In IiIh urniH
—It would not havn Iioou tho flrHt
tlmo. Hut' of e'oni'Hn the child wiih by.
PtoHonlly when llioy wore nlotw old
things would bo revived, and tho
murh-loiiRoit for Did: would ho all hor
own.
"Hn pleasant to moot you again,
dear Lady Mnulevei••)'.' he mild. "Ah
Virgy, you nihu*liIovoun push— always
Inimblim—tlio vory InuiKO of what your
inothor, wnH nt your ugo." Thon turning
once mora fo his old frlond ho wnnt
on! "Do ynu know 1 ronogntond UiIh
child al once by tho nmomblnnco   to
),lulni.'ii.'
"Yoy, whv l.< nlwiiy wppr-mod to, hn
vn-y llko mc,"
The Binlomont wan coldly mado, for
Lady Maulovoror wan wondering why.
during tho flint llvo mlnutoH of thoir
:*,'.'..', z:: '.:• "J."-**.'!*1 '"IV "n much of
Virgy.
For tho first tlnm in 'lior lifo ulio
wished Iho child anywhere but whoro
sho now wns.
Thoy sat down and tho conversation became gonornl. Ilo told thom of
his Indian cxpoi'lcnt'-fl, his buttles, his
adventures, nnd tho dmo seemed to
dwadle pleasantly nwny, If only Ijjdy
Maulovoror could feel quito satisfied.
"Of courso ho was going to stay to
luncheon*—why not stay wllh thom for
a fow days? Hho would solid tho man
ovor to the Inn for his portmanteau."
Ho demurred at flrHt, bnt finally ne*
"Lot iih talk about something else,"
hIio Hiiid, "It will take' mo it while to
rmillzo UiIh."
Lady .lulla looked at hor lu udmlra-
l Ion—sho saw how much Gun. Uarllui'-
tiiu's marrliigo with hor mothor von*il
cost Virgy, though Hho wuh quite1 u.'n-
taken iih to the roimon.
Novor bifforo had Virgy boon hii ul in
In Hco linr fi'loml (loj)iirt. niul whon Mm
niul tlio tunny pnnj who had nocom-
finiilod' Iiim* were gono, die tiuluippy
girl wont upHlali'H nnd throw homelf
on her bod. She did nol weep, hIui
iliuri'ly lay thorn with wide open eyes,
Uilnldiig,
When hi'i* mother eanw up in look
after ]wv, hIio said sho Imd a bad
hoMdarh'' from tho sun and that «lu>
hIio wuh not coming down to dinner,
Noxt day Hlie wiih changed--quint
and Huhdund, very unlike tho bright,
frolicsome littlo Virgy of a fow hours
..*.i. '...it ]..: <■'.',]•; '.'.v. "v "v Di" num.
■■rrm--.    q«i»«llnn« put  to her wiih that
sho   wan not woll. If they would kindly lonvo hor alone hIio would Hoon ho
all tight.
OuriiiK   the day   who wroti.** a fow
ji.y.., fo t .nil- Tiillii The eulntli* wiih
the result of tlm couihi) of miieli
thinking thrnuKb which she had put
horsolf. In her iriOHt plloouti littlo let-
tor she asked to bo Invited to Crosby
Hnll for, n fow dnys. Lady .lulin understood nt onco, thouKh hIio still had
the Idea that Vine's (luimyiHice it rom.
from bor dlsllko to hnvlug a stop father. That sho believed herself tu bo
In lovo with handsome Dick never
(Uttoicd Into Lndy Julia's head. She
drovn over with hor mothor In the. aftornoon and sho very diplomatically
suggested thnt at Virgy was not aery
woll  n  rhfinKft  wninik  do bur  Kuod.
NOTICE
NOTICLi 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 Conl and Potroloum "on the
following described lands situate In
South E. Kootonay, British Columbia,
Block' 4503,- commencing at n post
plnntod at or nonr 1 milo enst of tho
31st milo post of »,ho present C. P. R.
survoyed Hue. and being the south oast
cornor of A. S, Fnrquluirson'B clnlniH;
•  Thenco running wost 80'chains;
Thonco running north 80 chnlns;
Thonco running cast 80 chnins;
Thenco running south 80 chnlnn
to a point of eommoncomont, making
G10/Acres moro or less.
Locatod this 1st day of September,
1009.
NAT BABCOCK, Agent,
A.S.FARQUHARSON, Locator
J. IUVICN, Witness        ^
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"1-at a*post
planted at or hear 4 miles east of 30
mile*post, of the present C, P. R. surveyed, line, and being the north .'.vest
cornor of P. A. Farquharson claim;
Thence running south 80 chains
Thence running east SO chains;
Thence running north 80 chains;
Thenco running west 80 chains;   ,
to a point of commencement, making
040 acres more or less, *'■
Located this 2nd day of September,
1909.
NAT BABCOCK, Agent,
P.A.FARQUHARSON, Locator
J, RAVISN, Witness
NOTICE
NOTICIO Is hereby, given tlmt thlrly
(30) days after date I Intend to apply
to tho Hon, Chief Ooiiinilwiloiinr , of
Lands and WorkH for a IIcoiiho to pros-
poet for Coal ami Potroloum on the
following •doHcrlljodi lands Kltiiale In
Houth 1'.. Kimlnmiy,' Hritish Columbia,
lllock tri.13, t-omtiK-iicliig nt, a post
planted nt or nonr 3 miles oast of 30
mile post of the present P, P. Ii: surveyed linn and bolng tlm north oast
cornor of Kdmond Holsjoll's clnliii;^
Thenco running south NO chnlns '
Thonco running wost Ho elinlns;
Tlionco running north HO clinliiH;
Thenco running onnt 80 chains;
!    v. ','','.'. r' r'* '..'. ' *   ••*. . •.'   ! ".'■.ir,"
(Itn tu'ren -more txv li**»-v '''
Looniod MiIr 2nd day nf Ropinnibnr.
1000.
NAT HAllOOCK. Agont.
,,    MHMOND HOIH.IOLI, Locator
t   Tt VViev   WH-nnn-J
. NOTICE
NOTICK Is horoby glvon that thirty
(30) days after dato I intend lo apply
to tho Hon. Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a llconso to prospect for Coal and Petroleum on tho
following described lands situato in
South 10, Kootenay, British Columbia,
Block '1503, commonclng at a post
planted at or near 3 miles cast of 30
mile post of tho prosont C. P. It. survoyed lino aud bolng tho north wost
cornor of Nat Babcock claim;
Tlionco running south 80 chains
Thonco running onst 80 chaius;
Thonco running north 80 chains;
Thonco running wost 80 chaliiH;
jo n point of' coHiiuciicciucnt, making
040 ncroH moro or loss.
Located (Ills 2nd day of September,
moo,
NAT BABCOCK, Agont,
NAT BABCOCK, Locator
,T, UAVl'JN, WltnoHs
NOTICE
NOTICK Is hereby glvon that thirty
(30) days /iftor dnto I intonil to apply
io tho Hon, Chief ConimlsHloimr of
Lands and WorkH fur u Ht-i-nw to pro*
poet for Conl And Potroloum on tbo
following dcMrrlbcd IsiiiIh t-itoitl.* In
South li. Kootenay, British Columbia,
Block HM3, '*omm«»n<;lnB at n post
planted at or near 1 miles cant nf 27
milo post of tho present o. P. II. surveyed line and belins tbo north west
curnvsr of V. A. t'liHiuUuuou dalm;
NOTICE
SQTU'.ii It Imrol/y given that thirty
(30) dnyH aftor dale I Intend to apply
to (lie Hon. Chief Commlsslnuor of
Lands nud Works for a llconso lo prospect for (.'onl and Pctroloiiin un tho
following described lauds Hltunto- In
South K, Knntonny, llrltlHh Columbia,
Block ir>03, romiriniH'Ing nt a post
planted at. or iioar I miles cast of '11
milo post of tlio present (. V. Jt. surveyed lino and bolng the 70nth inst
corner ot Mil Kaona-i. vliuiii*
'i'l,. I,,,', i.iiiii'ii.t,  ii<*>*t >S',- t.luhib,
Thence imining north 80 chains;
Thfnco running east SO chnlns;
Thonco running south 80 chnlns
lo a point of romnienrement, making
yttv uiiia lm>.*>-  iu,   ,K....
Located this 3rd day of September,
!0»9.
NAT BABCOCK, Agont,
NAT BABCOCK, l.ocntor
J. HAVHN, WIlimsB
INSTANTLY KILtEO     '
WINN'll'Ht!, Oil, 31—Ftvd Olson, ,t
carpenter working on a building nt
tho 'ornor of Main Mront nnd Oollego
avenue, fell fifty foot from n scaffold
•-(-Mierdtiy atti'tMHtu and tan liut^ntlv
ktllvtt. .-:-■'.- *.-.--,
' .'   f*
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,   B. C. NOVEMBER 6 1909
^  *■*''
■Tn-1; *
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C. P. R. TIME TABLE
Arrive
Fernie
No.- 213 West	
. 10.00
No.  214 East	
. 17.55
No. 236 Local East .-,	
..    9.12
No. ,235 Local West  '..*
.  19.27
No. 7 West Flyer .'	
. 10.40
No. 8 East Flyer 	
. 20.08
Change takes effect Sunday June 6.
G. N. TIMETABLE
.,
NO.' 252
No., 251
6.55                   FERNIE-
11.05
7.13                  HOSMER
. 10.40
7.25                  OLSON .'
10.32
7.50     ;    r      MICHEL
- 10.10
Arrives Spokane 8.30 p.m.
o
* Arrives Seattle 10.15" a.m.-
Ten Cows and a Bull for sale—M.
Tully, Fernie Annex.       ...       16-2tNP
•For Rent: The upstairs portion of
the Palace Meat Market, Victoria avenue. Would be suitable for lodging or
boarding house purposes. For particulars apply to P. Burns & Co., Ltd.
Agent wanted in Fernie for the Pion
Clothes Dryer for outdoors. Liberal
commission. Write L. Arsenault, Edmonton, Alta. , 3t30NP
For Sale:  House and 30 foot   lot.
. Corner Jaffray and Chapman streets.
Lawn  30x40,  other improvements •'—
?400, easy terms.     Apply L: Robert-
shaw, Annex. *' 2t p
„ Furnished and unfurnished room to
rent in modern house. Telephone, electric light and bath. Apply ,B. S.' care
Ledger. . ' 3tNP
BUSINESS   LOCALS
Ahem, have you tasted Michel beer?
Isn't it good?
Electric Fixtures, Depew, JIacdonald
& McLean, phone 61.
, »*
You bet—the spot to buy furniture
is' at the Trites-Wood Co. 0
No place in town just like it. Ing*
ram's pool room.
Electric Fixtures; Depew, Macdonald
'& McLean, phone 61.
... If you are a particular smoker get
your smokes at Ingram's'.
Don't forget to ask for Michel beer
—the best beer made.   -
If you want the best—call for Elk
Valley beer.
When thirsty nothing but Michel
beer for me.
■ Do you know- that you can buy heating stoves from $2.75 up at the Trites-
Wood Co., Ltd.   *
For a good comfortable smoke get
Dorenbecker's brands. They are
home product.'■    _—=-=y-^:-       -
■"They-are-stllh-selllng-window-Bhades
from~305=Tiip_at the Trites-Wood Co.,
Limited. .
Tbey do not give furniture away,
but they' soil It cheap "at the Trites-
Wood Co. Ltd. * „      ''     -'
Try a case of Elk Valley Bottled
beer. ?2.50 per dozen delivered.
Phone 79.
First class board and accommodation at Fairclough's Boarding house,
179—180 Coal Creek, opposite to football grounds.
Sowing Machines the best, made
from $30.50 up. All ball bearing fitted
with automatic lift and fully guaranteed for ten years at the Trites-Wood
Co. Ltd.    Como in and try one.   -
Beef, mutton, pork, veal, hams, bacon, lard, etc., only of the very best,
Phone 41   ,
Elk Volley boer popularity known
as Michel, always on top at the loading hotels,
Do It now. Buy tho range fitted
wth soml-stoel linings. Will stand 900
dogrocs more heat thnn ony ordinary
ones, and you got It for leoq monoy at
tho Trites-Wood Co., Ltd.
Advertising spaco on the now drop
curtain ln the Miners opera houso Is
now available. To arrange for special position boo D. Rooh, socrotnry, or
nddrcss box 301, Fornio,
A samplo ordor of Elk Valloy bottled boor will convince you of the superiority over all othors. 12.50 por doz,
dollvorod at your door, Call up phone
79 nnd we will do the rost.
The Irish,Bard '■'.'*'
Bob Moore of Michel was in the city
this week.    ■       r'.,        7      •'.     '■
Went Away • •*.* •**/-..
L. T. Smith,- manager of'the' lath
department at the Elk Lumber Company, left this week for Monarch, Alta.
on an extended visit.
-J - _ ^ • .     -
A Treat Coming    . ,
Donl forget the Juvenile'Bostonians'
at the Miners Theatre on. Thursday
and Friday under the auspices of the
K.' of P.' '. 7 '' '■ "•      7"    *
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An  Ideal Spot
Mr. S. C. Landay of Halifax, was' in
the city for a few days, He was looking
for an ideal spot* to locate in and is
considering Fernie! , „
in the Far.North-'
, •        .       * t"
President Powell and Vice-President Stubbs together with Organizer T.
James are in the Edmonton district at
present, and aro doing good work as
usual. a
T. & L.,   Meeting - -     ■   ,
A meeting of the Trades'* and Labor
Council was held last Monday. Considerable business was transacted, and
the promise .of a good' council for the
future established.    .   ,*
Good Pictures ' -<
Manager • Taschereau has boen putting on extra fine" pictures lately and
is deserving of a large patronage. The
films are all -real good. The ones for
next week are extra fino. - ,
New Names'
Several new names from. .Michel
have been added to our tsubscription
list-through the energy of Secretary
Charles Garner. We have the largest list of any paper in the pass now
and it *is still growing.
Serious Accident
On Tuesday last Alexander,Carpuck
while working in No! 1 north met
with a very serious accident,, caused
by a fall of rock. One leg was broken
and he5 received other painful injuries. He was removed to the hospital
and. is doing well; *,-     •
From the Village ',-,
George Meikle of New, Michel was
doing the" town last Saturday "and
Sunday. Ho*-also came up for the
.Liberal,meeting'on Thursday. 'He
lias not succeeded'in making a sale-of
the Reporter as reported, the,Coleman
T\i inei-TJutf i trf tanking
'  -The Best.Red.Stfckeye Salmon putup
• ~*-<m the worldf . -sEvery can guaranteed,^ ?•-.
!T,\-_'    ;■ It pays to'buy the best. , .  777.V'
■ Pay  Cash   and  Just   Smile --
♦   -;7      "      "' :''*       - ■  '•""   '   " ' -'   '*•'■■'    :  ^     "'-;-- '■'"'
if   W.J.  BLUNDELL   ;«^^"a'W''
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KEEP THE TRADE AT HOME
VIVIAN   AMBER   WITH   JUVENILE
BOSTONIANS: Miners Op'.  Nov 11*12
CLEVER   SHOW  COMING
Night School   y
■ There is a movement on' foot to es
tnbllsb a night school in this city, and
also in all mining centres throughout
the Pass. All who would take advan
tage of these schools should send In
their names' at once.to" D. Rees, Sec
Gladstone Local," Fernie, as he has to
report to the educational department
the number of possible attendants.
AUT0M0BILEVS PRINTING
.One;of the prettiest tributes ever
paid to* the Juvenile "Bostonians, who
appear here November 11 and 12, is
the following written by J, H. Itaftery
of the Helena Independence:
"As musicians, as singers, the little
Bostonians surpass any juvenile com**
pany that, has ever .visited"'Helena.
They excel in"sincerity and in technical accuracy, most of their elders 'of
the stage. 7, Individually they are marvelous for their workmanlike diligence
and adaptability and for the singular
grace with which they address situations and stage 'business' that must be
far and away from their young and
guileless hearts."
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LUMBERJACK   IN   TROUBLE,
BLAIRMORE, Alta, Nov. 2— Frank
Chapman,, until recently a .teamster in
the employ of the logging camp of W.
Beard, south of Blairmore, has been
sent, to Maeleod to await trial on a
charge of forgery. It appears thai
Chapman , was sent* to* town to get
the mail for the camp. ' A fellow employee had p'reviduslyjold-him he expected a'* letter with a check from-a
former- employer and Chapman upon
getting the Jetter, opened it,,signed
the name of his friend in endorsement
and cached it. He then went on, a spree
and did not return".to the camp until
.the" money-was gone.   ' Later he con
fided to Mr:_Beard, his employer, what
he had done and asked him to fix the
thing up so. that he would escape punishment. Mr. Beard," however, declined
to be a party to compounding a felony
and told Chapman to take his medicine. Chapman-stands* to pay dearly
for his spree as he will likely bo prosecuted on two counts,' that of forgery
and also that of opening a letter addressed to another party!'"
'*\.(Commercial)     '.    ' ;y
The/country newspapers can do,   a
great service. to thqir. localities   • by
urging the,, farmers to support the local  dealers by  purchasing, their  requirements "at their own towns. Many
papers throughout'the west.are giving
that service, and as a sample of what
they do we might mention a recent article in the'Courier* of Unity, Sask.
This paper draws attention! to the fact
that this Is the season ,\yhen mall "order houses send out their catalogues,
and get after the fall and winter trade
of the farmers.    It is also, the time of
year when many farmers are unfortunately availing themselves of'   the
opportunities  of  sending' their  cash
to the large cities, to build them up
at the expense of their own towns..
*.   We believe, that'in the majority* of
cases, says the Courier, these farmers
who are donating to the common interests of. the mail'order'houses, do
not review the peril of the situation.
They "do not stop ,to think that some
day perchance, tbey may be in business and the' proposition may confront
them. They use the mail order houses
to deposit their spare cash while .the
home merchants in  the majority . of
cases are carrying them for,large bills.
Shame on the unbusinesslike methods
of some people, little'sympatliy should
be awarded them if legal action were
taken by' home merchants tp collect
accounts  and  it  should  be  done  to
those who. court the peril "of the'situation.    *   . ,        ,;.
■  The Courier goes on to say: '-'There-
is. not a, merchant in this town   who
cannot figure' any cash bill on a saving basis against the mail order house.
One never has the, pleasure" afforded
him of seeing flour'and sugar shipped
in. ^ylly?,Becausenthe mail order house
coiild not'lay down sugar or flour in
this town any way near the home fig-,
ure.    We shall-be' pleased to "quote
prices in'comparison in our paper for
thc beenfit of those who have the mall
order—feyeiv.if*necessary^.to_enligbten,
them. It Is a shame arid a disgrace to
Canadian.intelligence to presume that
the mail order house is anything else
than a farce when it' comes to equal
values arid anj*; material''assistance in
building up the home country";
.,%<.■
Grows Nest Trading; Gor
; General Merchants :
The
Store  of Good Values
nts~"Bell Pianos"   •'
. i,     *<    ■..  . "■'   '■ -■■'•.
Sold ori monthly payments \,
Victoria Ave.
Fernie, B..C'.
'Did you-ever try .to hire an automobile by' trie' Hour? - ■'■ We ask you to
stop at the first, auto stand you-pas*
and.ask the price.,". ,We venture! now
to say that it will'be either $3 or '&*
per hour. Then compare .cthe value
of the machine and the expense of operating It and the price charged with
one of your cylinder^ presses.
There is nd comparison. The auto
man has all the advantage. Arid just
where this fellow got wise so raucn
ahead of the printer is just what we
are trying to'solve. Ho doesn't look
smarter, neither does he act it, but in
the prices charged be Is far advanced.
Of courso you will say that he charges
the price to make up forthe idle time.
There again you compliment the auto
man, and very few printers- realize
that the customer should pay for the
idle time. When the printer*has idle
time, and records show1 that cylinder
presses the year around only produce
one half* the time, the expenses* going
on are a great deal higher than the
aijto, and* does he get any such- price
as $3" an hour.' Now, whyi-don't lie,?
For two reasons,- one, he has never
known the cost of the hour sold; and,
second, he never has had the.'nervVto
ask the right price. Hard words,
there, but you, reader, will back us up
in these assertions. Isn't it about
time,*, then, for us to 'wake up, look
about us; and see if we haven't been
asleep too long. The .opportunity is
here to correct our errors of thepa.jt
and present.—From the Ben Franklin
Monthly. *
To secure  your share
of the surprising bar-
„ * -j
gains   at   the big  Re-
• *, •   *        .'.    ' .- ~7
moval Sale of
TO  THE  WORKERS
If
"IN LOVING MEMORY
The public are   notified that   the funeral of the late
CONSERVATIVE   PARTY
' 11 *
of the Fernie Riding
will take place at Michel B. C. oh November 25 1909.     The pall
bearers will be the three hotol keepers and the two policemen.
The chief mourners to follow the "deceased party" will be the
Fernie Free Press and the C. N. P. C. Co. per W. R. Robs and
all those who pllfored public patrimony.
The publio are respectfully requested to bring no flowers as
the body has been well soaked In n strong solution of 83.
„  The Rev, J. .1. Scott will have charge of the services.
Contributed
HEAL that
Obstinate Sore !
OUTS and bhilset ire on en very obnlnste In refusing to
**' htol. Thc edges of the wound remain Inflamed and tore,
and there is a dally danger of diceate-germi icttllng on the raw fleih
and Riving rise to tcriuui complications. Thut, neglect or Improper
treatment of an injury, be It * cut, burn, scald, or even * dimple
scratch, is i menace to life.
In cent where wounds refuse to beat quickly, nothing but
Zam-Buk will tuCnce If thc ikln it to be made ta grow naturally and
pfrfe-tlv once again. Zam-Duk rubbed gently over a wound has the
remarkable effect, not only of rendering tne wuuuu |*-W »ft*ii».»4
diseau-gcrms, but of giUMi-ib' i.tw alibi-iltmtvi-
Thut -Zam-Buk heals woundi In a perfectly natural manner, and
the r*M.i-.'!iti*« of eczema and other torturing (kln»diieanei are
entirely-—evented.'PoMeMlng rare medicinal properties, Zam-Buk
accornptlttheit what ordinary ointments and inlves never can do, and (it
<.,*...^t *..'.-.;•..-::-. "•""-"* **MihWty. and
absolute purity, render it dlitinct from all
other preparation!,   If you dren your cuts
YORK LOAN COMES THROUGH.
First Dividend.Amounts, to  .Twenty-
Five Per Cent—Another
One Coming
• TORONTO, Nov.' 3—Ninety eight
thousand citizens of Canada will rejoice today" over the receipt of the
cheques from the liquidators of the defunct York County Loan' ancl Savings'
Company.
The paper was sent out today by (ho
National Trust company, the asslg.
neos, The cheques sont out amount to
approximately $650,000, The dividend
'declared Is twonty-flvo, por cont.
'! Thore aro 114,000 shareholders, 10,-
000 of whom havo not'submitted their
pasfibookH and certificates. Tho other
0000 woro cither in nrronrs or had
borrowed from the company and the
arrears and s hare loans' exceed tho
dividend. It Is expected tlmt tlio
next division will also nmount to 25
per cent, It will bo doclarod when
tho rost of tho proporty of tho company
Is dlsposcd'of, Tho compnny owned
52,000 foot, of frontage In Toronto, half
of which haa been sold. . If tho lnnd
values Incronso boforo tho rost is sold
tho other dividend will bo proportionately largo,
and aoret with Zam*I)uk you will never be
troubled with "the wound that would
•not heal." 	
0/ nil lb might, and Starrs tit AOetnU it
L.j, ut thrre for y/,'M.
FREE,      |
Sua.) (kit rovfoa (wild _
ir. iMmptorowrrlurii
f*<*ti«r) i/) ill* Ztaa-flfctr
0**„ CoJUwo* titirtt.
I'nrnntn, «n.l »trM tritl
(wi will bfMiilwl <l **t*.
^v^t/a*ttwtt „w,7«
:#tti-»wN*",BHaM
Tdt6li!!la
^Li__eWv*^
"p*'SB|S(»llf**«',
,. . '\otite euent-
■ Mt»*innti*'*ctati*.t
.jiewTKH'icttTie* -MJ uei/
i muM»MCn«nr*m* *m%
vmiunie r»* ciiCnrrM,,
k cycus Ts.H*ynu fuyus.
*-,* tfctrsmu cv/Huu/j,
NOTICE
Uy vlrtuo of a wnrrnnt or execution,
Issued out of tho county court of
Kootonay, holdon nt Fornio, n. C,
nt tho suit or:
Willinm A. Connoll nnd Wllllum
Bcott, trading nnd currying on businoss undor tho firm nnmo nnd stylo of
Connoll & ficoti, I'Jnlntlffs,
and
Charles W. Dnvoy, defendant.
I have twi/.oi and taken In execution nil iho right, title and Interest
of the said defendant's goods, consisting of liquors, wines and cigars at
Fornio, II. O, in tho building known
as tho Itoynl Hotol, situato nnd bolng
on Ut ti. Hloek iu, in Uio City of Fornio, 1), C, to recover the sum of
Thrte Hundtrd and Fifty Nine Dollars and Hlxty lOlglit Cunts ($3iift,(}8)
bosldos uhcrirrs poundage und oil other
legnl lnokiwitnl cxjittiihfs, nil ol winch
I shnll offer by Sheriff's salo on
Thursday, tho Eleventh dny of No-
vombor, A. I)., 1000, at tho hour of
eleven o'clock In (lio forenoon on tho
premises known as tho Roynl Hotel.
J)<«tcd  at   Purrdu 11. C, November
3rd, 1900.
M. A. KA8TNER
Sheriffs Deputy
It 6,np M.A.K.    ,
AMI!BUST, N. S. Nov. 3-Allon 13.
McLonn, superintendent of tho Oront
Northern Mining Compnny, nt Chotl
enmp, InvornoBB county, was ncol
dentally drowned nt Kastorn Harbor
yostordny, JIo lonvos n widow and
child.
I
I
I
Fernie Oct. 29M909
Fellow Workers:
The Fernie Electoral Riding* has
been for the past' eight years a strenuously contested seat. At the provincial Election the workers1 lost the seat
by some 60 votes through the Liberals
deserting their own candidate at the
eleven th*!iour_arid-*,siippor,ting_th_t_Erei
sent-*.'member. '    *
• Tlie Fernie' Free Press, the organ
of the Conservatives is at present
emitting frantic squeals ofthe most
pitiful character for the Liberals' to
again come to the rescue of distressed
capital.
' It is admitted *>that the seat must
fall to *.the workers. The capitalists
will combine forces to prevent a consummation so .undesirable to them.
They have money without end; we
lack that essential weapon to success.
Wo thet-e'fore ask nil workers who can
afford'to do so to send their contribution's, however small, to Oscar Erlck*
son, Box 70, Fernio B, C.. '
* The, combined forces of capitalism
are arrayed against us; lot tho workers' show that thoy too are ready to
obey the.call of tho class,
Independent of defeating tho tyrant
capital nt its own gamo wo can and
will use your money to the following
ends:
An -jdueatlonal campaign to bIiow
our class the robbery perpotratod upon thom by tho present Industrial systom.
In an, endeavor to send a toller to
fight tho battlos of the tollers In tho
legislative halls, t
As an example to capital of the political powor oftho closs conscious wor*
kors.
Signed, on bohnlf of the Campaign
Committee. '
Oscar Erlckson
Socrotary.
I
\
Dry Goods
-■-,-,. i * * "     , ' • •
Cloth.in*gr
Boots and
Shoes   -
§
REWARD FOR B.C. MURDERER
VICTORIA, D. C. Nov. 3—Tho pro
vlnclal govornment Is offering n ro
^ard or $1,000 for Informatloa loading
to the nrrost of the murderer of Sal
vntor Androa horo. Tho two suspects
aro believed to bo In hiding In Van
couvor.
Everything     Reduced,
for a few days longer
Trites- Wood Co. ,Ltd.
***** ***************
i
To The Electors
Concrete Fence Posts
7 foot long      - -      70c each
W. M. DICKEN
FERNIE
Vote for
John Harrington
Ou November 25th.
I torn: On October 23 to Mr. nnd
Mra. John Shearer, a 15 pound daimb-
(er.
*TTt
ine    "workijigms-irJs
Friend
r
A vote for Harrington is a vote
for the Workers.
Fernie Cartage & Construction Co.
The Fernie Cartage & Construction Co,
beg to inform the citizens of Fernie
they are prepared to carry out all
classes of work. Heavy Draying,
Excavating, Building and Concreting a speciality. Estimates given on
all Contract work. All work guaranteed satisfactory.
o, K. ROSS, Sole - Proprietor
NOTICE
*?*. 'Isp '■''''■'•,' •,n'r T 'nl»nd tn nnplv
to tho chief of Provincial Polico for a
transfer of tho retail llqnor llconso of
Simon Dragon to OoorRO Vincent of
tlio Roynl Hotel, Gateway, R C.    *
Datod this 16th day of October, 1909.
simon niuaoN
/ Oct 10 Dec 17 O.V,
NOTICE
CO dK$* ftfter dato ! I%nd lo apply
(q thn chief af Pr.wlneM Polico for a
nsnoiral of tho retail liquor lle-r-nse
for tho Itoynl Hotel of Gateway, D.O.
Dated this 10th day of Octobor, 1909.
,| UKOHVitt V i*SOii*S T
•      Oct. 10 Doc, 17 O.V.
i
NOTICE
Application* for electric llRht not
tors should bo mnde to tho undersigned nt once, so thnt same may b* ln-^>
stalled -without loss of tlmo. Tho City
of Fernie electric light plant will he
running shortly and wo will be In a   i
position to supply light and power.
O. II. BOULTON,
City Clerk.

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