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Industrial Unityiis Strength
The Official Or&suk of district Ho. ,18, U. PI. W. of A.
Political Unity is Victory
VOL. V.   Nb. 32
FERNIE,   B.C.,  March I2th,   1910
Sl.OO » Year
ON PARADE
Saturday Night Scene on Victoria Ave.
And Its Tales of Woe--The
Slant Eyes' Hoodoo
FROM  NA. ZDAR!
See Woo didn't See Woo, was coming last Saturday .night, and thereon
' haiigs a tale.
Now, See is some pumpkins in the
North end*slant eye squad, and for
some time it has been rumored that he
has had extensive dealings with the
elusive chips, dominoes and other little trinkets tliat go to make up the
great fan-tan game. It has been said
also that his nibs Is strong on the pipe
and other Oriental dope.
On Saturday night   last about the
time' the Celestials had put (the last
crimps in the Sunday dickeys, and had
hied themselves to the emporium of
See Woo, a (s)quintet"of local,coppers
headed, by acting chief-Bowen,   descended-on the-great See, like   the
avenging.'angel, and doused his glim.
v Decorum, procedure    and the like
-   were left at the city hall, and the
five-bulls landed right in the centre
of Rice and Rat Land, at,the   same
time that the banker for the game
stroked his long, bony fingers over the
, pile, and, thought of retirement in the
land of perpetual sunshine and urilaun-
.. dered shirts.
The local arms of the.* law didn't
.sit in at the "game.    They hogged the
.whole works; the dinkey little chips,
, the punctured coins, bag and baggage
' were canned.     Notcontent with this,
'   the participants in the game were also
taken with.the coup.   , At first   See
.^and his followers suddenly rtemember-
' .'ed pressing" engagements out the back
:~-4do6r'r- under— the-tablos,--etc.f-but—a
, generous display of naughty looking
shoot'em-iip guns brought this stampede to a halt.
Now, See Woo's ■ strong room" is a
long way from the.' shookum. house,
and the task of five two-legged Fer-
nieltes chasing a "two-dozen bunch of
thoroughly aroused Chinamen oyer the
trail did not look any too bright.
However, two heads are better than
one, so the heads of the Celestials
wore bound together by a tie that has
brotherly love backed off the map—
i. e., their queues were knotted, two
by two, much after the same fashion
as the horses tails are fixed up for
the fall fair.
Ye gods and dragons of. the Orient!
We're ever the sacred traditions of this
Chinese handle desecrated in such an
unholy manner?
Headed by Fire Chief McDougall,
who acted as interpreter, the process-
Ion started without further adieu to
the strong hovise, using for the sake
of dignity and appearance, the hay
foot, straw foot system. Arriving at
the cells, a good sized crowd was at
hand; some had been attracted by the
procession, thinking it was Attorney-
Gen. Bowser,and his colleagues coming with a,license for the Fernie club.
Others were attracted afterward, by
the noise, thinking it was the * city
council ih session.-  .    J *
The night clerk counted tails, arid
informed the burlesquers that *- there
was no room in the inn, whereupon a
hurry-up hearing was given, and the
bail fixed at $25 for the lesser, lights,
but at $250 on.the head of See Woo,
and a couple ofothers Woos.who had
been picked as' the .biggest^ nuisances.
—Qpium-Twas-fourid-qn^several-bfHae
Orientals'." * The officers making the
haul were: Acting* Chief Bowen, Patrolmen Hartley and Gorman, Messrs.
phlef McDougall and D. Kennedy. ■
See Woo-was sent up for trial later.
DISASTER IS
WORST ON
RECORD
TREMENDOUS     AVALANCHE    OF,
SNOW 8WEEP8 62 WORK-
,     MEN AWAY
30 BODIES RECOVERED
DISASTER   CONSIDERED     WORST
IN THE HISTORY OF
THE ROAD
>
' VANCOUVER, March .—Dotalls ar-o
still very meagre regarding tho snow-
slides along tho C, P. R, syBtom In tho
mountains, and thoro is -still dangor
from other bIIiIoh owing lo tho mild
weather,
Tho compnny Is taking ovory precaution howovor, and no moro fatalltloH
nro nntlclpatod, Largo gangs of mon
nrot omployod clearing tlio tracks, hut
regular traffic Is considerably delayed. In uovoral placoH tho wlros aro
down, nnd communication In hard to
obtain,
noitl-loB tho bodios of 12 Japanono
tho body of -It, Jonm*, laborer, Vnncouvor, wiih rocovorotl today,
Following uro the names of Bridgo
Foormnn MaoDonnld'R mon, nil klllod:
It, HiiRhos, Rovolutoko,
T. MoMiirray, Rovolstoko.
II. MolkiiH, llovolfltolo*-,
11. Major, ItovolHtoko,
8. Oliver, Alborta.
f*>      I'l'- '   ■•*.   "(*'•      it,  ,,     V  Ir I    -.
."I. MnrKowonowU, I"teve.,vtr..<e,
A. Clem, Winnipeg.
No Chance of Eibapa
Sixty two dentin. Ih torrllilo toll of
tho nvulancho which turned ono part
r\f xiwrTi Pt'."! li'to t vc-rltAl'lo chfirnfj
houso Friday midnight. Tho victims
of tlio Hilda nbout half of whom woro
white mon nnd tho rornalndor Jnpati-
ego, had gone from Nolson to cloar
away a snow obstruction. Tho work
of clearing tho track wns about half
finished whon without warning an enormous ulldo oamo down, burying tho
trenk undor fifty feot of snow for u
distance of 200 yard... Tho workmen
worn rompletifly penned In and had
nnl tho slightest, chance to oncapo, Tho
following U a list of tho mUsIng nnd
alive-:
It. .1. Hiickloy, conductor, of Rovel-
fltoke.
W. H. Phillips, engineer, of Revelstoke,.
J.   J,   Fraser, , roadmaster, Revelstoke.
. A.Potruff. engineer, Revelstoke,
_. McClelland, brldgeman, Revelstoke.
G. Anderson, foreman, Victoria.
A, Johnson,. foreman, Revelstoke.
i  F, Wellandcr, foreman.
D. G. McDonald, bridge foreman.
A, L. Malion, brakoman.
G. Nichols, brldgeman.
Harry Martin, laborer.
Fred .Wagner, laboror.
Eleven of bridgo • foreman McDonald's mon, names unknown, and 37 Japanese.
Up to' 6 o'clock last night 30 bodies
had beon found, ton of thoso woro Japanese,
All tho men In the, section gangs In
the vicinity have boon checked up and
tho total missing is 62. Thoro Is lio
question but what this Is tho. total
death list.
Bodies Will Never be Found
Rollof trains woro rushed from Nolson, KamloopB, Arrowhead and Cnlgary, carrying all the nvallablo doctors
and nui'soB and ImndrodH of workmen
to enrry on tho work of clearing tho
snow nwny ln nn effort to rocovor tho
bodios of tho victims,
It Is feared that n numbor of men
woro Hwopt Into tho ennyon nnd thnt
tho bodies will novor bo recovered.
livery hour brings now ndvlcos adding to tho magnitude of tho nvnlnncho.
Tho nlldo struck tho snow shod on
Hoar Crook ono milo oaHt of Rogers
I'ass nnd nt tho actual summit of tlio
HolklrkB. Sovonty flvo por cent of tho
vIotluiH nrn white mon, thn romnlndor
being Jnpiin-it-c, It Ih definitely known
thnt Conductor Ilucklny and l-nglnoor
W. II. Phillips or the work- train, head-
nil by a rot nry snow plow were klllod,
It Is bellovod that vory fow survived
the nwful accident.
As Hiioii na lho iiowh reached Rovolutoko   tho flro boll whh nnuiidod and
within hnlf nn hour tho rollof trains,
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nvor "--nf* vn.lrnnd max nnrt other citizens, Tlw disaster In onslly tho
worHt ovor oxporloncod In tho mount-
nliis fllnno tho completion of tho lino.
It hna almost becomo a by-word   that
nlfli-Tif I riclj    f,/.fir* nlr* tin)    rlMr..     lirt.l     nr, ******
re.d, that dlRUHter had boen prevented
by snow sheds nud patrols. I'rovloualy
no pitflHongor or freight irnlnH woro
nvor swept nwny and no pnsHongor
over loHt IiIh life,
Ze Zarubku. (Opetne neco z pasali-
ku pana ""hejtmana" Vajdy.)    Potres-
tani ■ horniku jest pry    jeste jediny
prostredek, . ktery klidni    rozrusenou
mysl pana Vajdy.     Trestani horniku
na Zarubeckych dolech jde Jako   fi
sazku.    Vina, to jest Vajdovi veci nez-
namou.    A mysli si take:.Vlnen, nev-
inen, ja jsem panem, mohu si delat co
chci a basta.    Co jest mne potom, ze
treba polovice trestanych horniku nevi
zac jsou vlastne trestani.    Kydz tres-
ta zavodni, mysll si urednlcl, ze mo
hou trestat take.    Treba jlnym zpuso-
bem a take poderzrelejsim. Na zimu
vzdy hornlci fasujl na sachtach zem-
aky, za nez se Jim pak z vydelku srazl
anebo je prinio zaplatl. O novem roce
obtahnuty byly penlze hornikum, kteri
,meli jiz dayno zaplaceno. Musell nyni
vyhledavat svedky pomocl nlchz   by
mohll dokazat, ze skutecne zaplaceno
jlz   meli.     Pak   teprve   "neomylni"
urednici musell doznat svuj omyl.    A
coz kdyby to .byvali nemohll dosvedclt?
Museli by platiti jeste Jednou! Pekne.
lo vedeni knih.     Nebylo by lepe, aby
pan Vajda nahledl take trochu   bllze
sebe?     Na Hermenegilde je novop-
eceny povrchovy dozorce a die vseho
prisel odnekud, kde snad mel. blizko
bordel, ponevadz ciste po bordelarsku
divky tituluje a to dlvky, pracujici na
rampe za 1 neb 1.20 K denne, ktere
musti tyto hrozne urazky divciho citu
snaset.    Divky jsou sotva skole odros-
tle.     Pri tak male mzde jsou jeste
trestany az 4 korunaml   mesicne. Ten-
to pan Valchar chodl ozbrojen zelez-
nou hoii, kterou mu zamecnici udelali
a truhlar nalakoval na dreveno,   aby
snad s ni ono biricstvi zakryl. -   Pan
tento, pres to, ze je'st k- noseni zelezna
lrul zakazana, ohrozuje s ni lldl. A cet-
nictvo polskoostravske    dela, jakoby,
rile.     Dva delnici byli propusteni' z
pi*ace na udani dozorce Kmury, ze si
stezovali na,maly vydelek,   z nehoz
nemohou byt, zivi. Steznosti a zadosti
horniku nejsou.ani vyslechnuty a jsou
odmeneny jedinou a Vajdovi tak inilou
odpovedi: veiinte si knizky a jdete jin-
am!   , Coz kdyby to tak jednou vslch-.
jii»hornic!-reIc!i—Vajdovi!?! ' • ."•.
Na dole Albrecht v Petrvalde byli
dva hornici vypovezenl z panskeho by-
tu proto, ze pri obecnich volbach . v
Petrvalde volili dlesveho presvedceni
a ne die prani zavodu. 7Dne 14.1edna
t."r. sfackovaJ placmisti- Spulta synka
Piegrzyma. Na stlznost tohoto syn-
kauspravy zavodu bylo mu vyhrozov-
ano, ze stane-ll se to jeste jednou,
bude ori (ten synek) propusten z
prace. Dozorcl nestalo se nlc. Dne
19. ledna nasla ohrabovacka Kolack-
ova na place flok (znamku na vuz).
Ponevadz myslela, ze se tento flok
ztarll nektere parte, odnesla tento
flok dozorcl, ktory ku obebirani techto
,floku jest ustnoven. Tento dozorce
,devcetl flok vytrhl z ruky a stroll
devce' zo schodu dolu. Na stiznost
dovceto rekl zavodni, zo jidadvesmony
trestu. Kdyz delcgnti ohlodnc synka
Piegrzyma byli v zavodni kancelarl,
rekl zavodni, proe so dela tolllc ram-
usu pro pobltl synka, zo drive dostnli
tacl chlapl jak onl (dolugatl) bltl a
nlceho nesmell protl tomu namltatl.
Toto bltl delnlku opakujo so na toto
Jnmo noustalo a sprava zavodu, jak
vldet, chovu bo k tomu uplnc riotocno
Az dolnictvu projde trpellvost a neb-
udo chtltl toto tyranl delnlku snasot
a budo zadnt odstrnnonl tnkovoho dozorce, pak budou podnlkalolo zaso krl-
cet, zo so dolnlctvo mlcha do jlcli zal-
ozltostl .n klude ncprlpiiHtno poznd-
avky.—Aby alo hledoll lomuto zloradu
uclnltl konoc, o to so nostnrnjl. Nojch-
HOLD-UP T
ARE IN THE
TOILS
PHILHARMONIC  FINANCES
Policemen Gorman and Bowen
Make Arrests This Morning;
Quilt Is Acknowledged
Since the sensational hold-up took
placo at Coal Creek the police officials
have been on a still hunt which cul-
minated' in the arrest, of Fred Boulan-
ger, a brakeman onUhe M. F..M. Ry.
that operates between here and Coal
Creek, and Nat Babcock, who used to
pack on the Flathead, and is well
known throughout the Kootenay, having cruised for timber, through the Interior of the province, but latterly
hasibeen acting as representative for a
real estate .firm.._,These-two are at
present held in the. city jail, and the
third, John Boulanger,-brother of Fred
has been arrested in .ranbrook, and
will be brought to Fernie tonight.
The excellent manner in which the
detention of. these'men was accomplished reflects great, credit upon Acting Chief, R. W. Bowen and, his capable assistant, M: Gorman. "
'" LATER.—Fred Varlow, Coal Creek
policeman, arrested, alleged to be chief
instigator of the scheme.
The Editor Ledger:
Dear Sir: Would you kindly publish
tho enclosed balance sheet in your
next issue with the following remarks
added:
Practice for the. second concert of
the ^season has already commenced,
and it Is hoped to give the people of
Fernie quite a musical treat in the
near future. With this end- in view
it is hoped that all the music loving
people of the community will waste no
time in Joining the Society and getting
down to real earnest iwork at once,
also that all the old members will be
prompt and regular In attendance at
the future practices.
The society meet ln the Elley Musical parlors on Tuesday evenings at S
o'clock.
J. W. Quinney
■; ,        " '  Secretary-
May Queen concert. Balance-sheet
of Fernie Philharmonic society.
Receipts
Cash ree'd."from R. R.AVebb..$18.63
Sale of tickets ..• ■ 177.50
Subscription. G. Stevenson. ..•..: 10.00
Subscription S. Herchmer."..... lOlOO
Mr. Rudnicki for-music     2.05
OUR NEIGHBOR'S
LITTLE PINK TEA
Alberta Government up in The Air-
.I? -
Ministers Have Resigned and
More Trouble in Sight
arakternejsim k osvetleni utrpeni zde-
jsiho delnictva jest pripad havire-Kny-
bla: z teto jamy. Knybl jest zamestnan
v koupelne. Zednik; konajier, tam
nejakou spravku,'zavrel bez.vedomi
-KnyblaTventiL—_Drii!»y.« den-stala_se_-
nasiedkem toho nejaka'riehoda. Knybl
ackoliv nevinen, >byl5?*ria ctrnact dni
dan k nadennicke praci, az do navratu
zavodnlho? * Po riayratu zavodhiho byl
prelozen na jamu Ho^epegger y Kar-1
vine. ' Po tre'ch.0m*3s*ife'lch'byl propus-'
ten z prace.- Po'21dennl nezamest-
nanostl byl vzat nazpet do prace. Z
Jamy Hohenegger byl presazen na no-
vou sa6htu Katerlnu; delal tam dve
smeny a'ponevadz tam delnici vydel-
avajl az 7 korun na smenu, byl dan z
dolu na povrch a placen co nadenlk 2
K 50 h na smenu. Ponevadz rodlnu
mel v Petrvalde, sam byl v Karvlne,
platil na jedne strane 5 K,na druho
strane 4 K najemneho. Z tohoto vydelku musll platit 9 korun najemneho
a zlvlt osmlclonnou rodlnu. Konecno
byl jesto soudno ze zavbdnlho bytu
vypovezen. Po dlouhem trapenl, byl
konecno nn jnmu Albrocht ku pracl
havlrsko vzat nazpet, — Muze neco
Joste vice a Jasnejl charaktorlsovatl
mBllvost a brutalnost uholnych podnlk-
atelu clll jlch tirodniku? Co utrpeni
lezl v tomto postrkovanl delnlkn, co
hlndu, bldy a slz rodlny pro nlc n za
nlo, Jen aby choutkn nektoroho urod-
nlkn zavodnlho'koehntl ho na utrponl
delnlku a Jlch rodln, byln ukojena. .Ink
rlmstl cesarovo vo stredovokn, Joz krvl
otroku byli Jen ukojcnl ,. tnk zdojsl
zavodni Jon znlconlni oxlstonce dolnl-
cko rodlny Jsou usopokojni, Hlahosla-
vony zlvot ostravskoho hornlkii jest
Hkutecno znvldonl liodny.
. {218.18
1 Disbursements
Boy delivering dodgers .... $ 1.00
W.   Hawthorn        4.00,
Jas. Pasta  .■     9.00
Express 'on advertising    3.10
Duty on advertising  ,    -2.60
Telegram ..." ." 60
G. Stevenson on acct. of cash ad-        ,
vanced M., Langendorf  , 56.00
Bal. M. Langendorf 69.00
Miners hall rent  25.00
F. Laubach (conductor) part expenses  ..   .'  25.00
Free   Press   ... .<* .-  10.00
W.' G. ,'Bruce, rent  ■   5.00
H. W. Gray & Co. Music.     4.91
Balance   at   bank.;.: ;     2.97
$218.18
Fernie
. Accounts  still  outstanding,
Free Press $10.
.,__AudIted_and found prtrrooi*    —r.
Holmes.     ..       .■    .- *
J. W. Quinney, Secretary
■.EDMONTON, March 10.—Premier
Rutherford, Hon.' Duncan Marshall and
Hon. P. E. Lessard still hold office
but It Is expected that they will soon
resign. »
If Hon. W.,H. Cushing is called upon
to form a government he will take the
department of public works himself.
His choice of members for his .cabinet
will be  - r  ' ■
George P, .Smith of Camrose
Dr. Warnock of*Pincher
J. R. Boyle of Sturgeon
J. A. McDougall of Edmonton ,
t. '
No Announcement
EDMONTON, March 10.—"I have
nothing to say," said Premier Rutherford in the Legislature today,just be:
fore adjournment, when Mr. Bennett
asked that the premier take the members into his confidence and explain
the startling political developments
that have transpired In the Alberta government. *
The vacant government benches-all
spoke for themselves .- 0
Attorney, General Cros3 has not ap-,
proached the house for three days, and
Hon. Duncan Marshall' and Hon. W. A.
Buchanan .were also absent from their
places today!
Still the premier refuses to Inform
the house or the press as to the present situation,or what the next move
will be.
Cross Quits Politics
Hon. C. W. Cross in an interview
___?EQCte_d_to_ha\ie_sta.te(Lthat-,h&_was
—Hi—
MARK HAMBOURG
tho great Russian pianist, now'touring
Canada^ has1,- unsolicited, chosen*, the
Heintzman &,Co. piano for his use at
all his recitals. Like all others of
the world's greatest artists he knows
what best suits an artist's requirements. What, Is good enough for
Mark Hambourg Is good enough for
you, Is It not? M. W. Elley, District
Mgr. Grand Theatre block.
FLASHES OFF THE WIRE
SAN FRANCISCO, March 11—Firemen perform heroic deeds, saving In-
mntes of on apartment house, Two
hundred peoplo coriipelled to flee In
nlghtrobes.
Tex RIckards, promoter of .) ef fries-
Johnson, taps Jean Beaufort's claret In
a S. F. wine room—Beaufort's <o thc
Uospltnl.
It will soon bo known If nnyi records
woro left'by Dr. Cook on Mount Mc-
Kinloy, as Belmoro Brown will muke
tho aseont, - Ho-will leave Tacoma
Mny 2nd.
The tracks of the Chicago, Milwaukee & Si, Paul on Puget Sound which
hnvo boon closed for throe weeks on
account of hiiow nlldcn nnd washouts,
ure nearly clearod, and trains aro
expected to bo running there to morrow,
Is understood that he will,enter a law
firm in Edmonton.
On the first opportunity in the Legislature today Hon. Cushing commented on the usual fairness of the press
on political matters, but said that thc
Morning Journal had misrepresented
him. He was reported to have given
the premier the ■ double cross but he
denied this. ■
» Rutherford in Caucus
Tonight a caucus was held and although Premier Rutherford Intimated
he would like to stay he finally placed his resignation in the hands of the
members and left the caucus, mem-,
bers agreeing to' hgld the resignation
a day and think It over.  ' ;
Late tonight J. A. McDougall went
to the Premier and intimated to' him
that' he must resign.
' It is expected that Cushing wlil be
called on to form "a .new cabinet right
away.
The. whole trouble seems to centre
on the A. and G. W. Ry transaction.
■ It was further learned that at a-
caucus yesterday at noon the resignation of tho Premier was discussed,
and the asking of Chief Justice Sifton
or Senator Talbot to take office. The
report of Sydney. Wood's resignation
is confirmed. He will enter a, law
firm.
out of politics.   '■.,,.'"
He said his letter of resignation
would no doubt be read by thc Premier In due course and until then he had
nothing to say. The resignation of
Sydney B,! Woods, is confirmed.and it
Mrs. Bailr Letcher received on Tuesday last.  -     .
Born: On Saturday, March 5, 1910,
at Fernie B. C.. to Mr. and Mrs. Fred. -
Woodhouse! a son. ,
Patrick Kennedy wires Mangan:—
"Will celebrate the 17th by coming out
for alderman." „    .:   .*.'    t"
.   1    . ■■ ...
ITEMS   OF   LOCAL   INTEREST
James A. Patten, of Chicago, who
mndo thc aciiKntlnnnl coup a short
time ago was hooted off the Manchester (Eng.) Btock oKchnngit this nftor-
noon, and an a result of tlio hubbub a
largo crowd gathorod In a fow min-
iitim, following hlm through thn utreet*
nnd finally boenmo ho demonstrative
thnt ho wns rompolled to nook shelter
In a buuln-x-m office.
An error wuh mado In the list of
delegatus attending tho Lothbrldgo
convontlon by Inndvnrtontly omitting
tho nainoH of ChuiioH Garner mid D.
J. MeDonnld from Mlchol, II. C.
Tho Fornio Local fl. P. of C. at their
itHiiul mooting 011 Sunday ovi-nlng, Kith
liiHt., will dlHCUHH "Tho ^Voman'H Quns-
tion," and nn effort will lm mndo to
orgunl/o 11 wuinitn'H biuiiuh ot lliu
niovemont.
Ah iihuiiI Horvlco will bo hnld In the
UuptlHt church on Siuulay morning,
aftornoon and evening. In tho morning Rov. Spidell will pri-ach on "Aro
VVf> Aliln tn Kitmi tlio FlrHt (Wont Corn-
mnndmmit?" In thn ovoning his subject,
will ho "Tho Three ChrlHtH,"
Tho Ladles Aid Socloty of the Ilap-
list church will hold n sulo on Tuosilay
March 22nd In tho temporary church
biilldlnp* \ lfirp-fi rimintltv nf nrron-j
of all kinds, (iliililicn'H wear and fancy
articles hnve been prepared. All
klmlH of homo cooking nnd cnudy will
uluo bo for Hitle, Ten will be (served.
To nil and sundry wlio In their efforts to onter tho poHt offlco permit
their nnf*ry pusiilotib to arise aud
naughty worda to Indue from thnlr llpn,
remember thORc grand old words of
(wo don't know his name) that mummified dpc'clm.'ii of n rnnn who had
never put up n stovo plp4« nor tacked
down, a <nrp«t, nnd Imprnsji Indelibly
on memory's tablets—To enter the V.
JoHuph Kmei'Hon, miporlntondcnt. of
tho Cnnudln.11. Collieries wns In town
Sundny Inst, returning to,Frnnk by lhe
dolnyod evening train.
We note thnt the II Meat. Market
Is now woll located lu moro couimod'
Iohh p-'uiulm-H on Victoria avmuie opposite tho King Hdward, wlior*! tho
genial Snm Oriiluim will bo at all iIiiich
(Icliutilci! to Hiipply iim mill-vi-Kt'tui-
IhiiH nf Ilii' coniliHiiiliy.
Heiitlmi-iit wns no doubt peculiarly appropriate (Lntor: Wn nro.Informed ll.
WUH   tllO   IlliptlHt    <|!llU't!)t.')    I'llHSllIK   n
lit tie fiii'tlii-r cnHtwnrd we found at
llruee'R Hnll n gntliorlng of over !',.'
men, jinictlHlng some rhni'iiw-ii under
tho able illiertioii of Mr, Thou, UlgKH.
We Ik-IIC'V ll Is the Intention of thin
gnthorlng to give «fimo onnoertN In the
not illHtntit fiihin\ niul If tlm h.-iihi'
cure nml ycnl, logcthi-r wllh puitetmil
iitli-'iidiiiici.' nt ail i-elii'iii'sniH Is hIiowii
A delOKiillon of liH'lilbeiH of the 11, j mh at the one referred to, the people
L, l-j. (Urotlinrhnod of Locomotive Uu-1 of Furnle mny look forward with
glneei'H) eullod upuii IbO provlnclnl no-j jilcaKiire in lhe I'lijoyment of some
veriiment recoiiily with n view to thoj purely iiiiiHeiiline melody.
ermiMw 11 tlilnl I'lnw rr>rllflentn (Mtn
Joe Letcher returned from Calgary
on Thursday. -,
Frank A. Briscoe, proprietor of the
Oak Lake (Man.) News, was In town
this Week, on a trip to the coast.
Tho Misses Letcher entertained a
few friends nt whist on Thursday evening, A most enjoyable evening was
spent, .      _    .
Special performance on Sunday evening at Fernie opera house for benefit of Mr. Thompson. Still needs $160
to obtain tho nrtlflcal limbs.
Mrs. Charles O'Rourke has beon confined to the house this week owing to
a runaway Monday night, when he got
a severe kick on tho left leg,
It Is expected that Lewtas nnd Rold,
evangelists of the Puget Sound conference will bo conducting a two weeks
mission In the Methodist church in
Fornio onrly In April. Further nn-
nouncoments later.
Sundny services lu the Methodist
church as follows: 11 a,ni. Subject: —
"Why KovlvnlH aro Needed," 7.30 p,
111. "What In 11 Rovlvnl." Preucher,
W. L. Hnll. lUO p.m. Sundny Hchool
mid ntlult Bible clnss. Young men ob-
peelnlly wolcomo.
On tho Oth inst. .Ion Mnkuk nnd
.Inn Ilollwriy, minors In No. 1 mine,
north, Coal Creek colliery, wero charged boforo Magistrate Aloxnndor with
having powder stored beliind n post In
1 heir working plncu lu No. 8 room No.
I incline. This Is u violation of Rule
P, rlniiHOH 11 mid b of the Coul .MIih>h
Ur'nniiltloii Act, Mnkuk mul llollnwny
plcnileil guilty and were fined |I0 and
eoKtN each,
The two conl miners ThoninH Mavis
mul l-'ied Talbot, who wen' uni-btcd In
eoiiuei lion with the re.'"lit I10I1I up nt.
('onl i'i'i-i-!(, have certiilnly bi-i.-u given
nn inn uvlntile noiorlety by the reportti
"CROW" TO BE
MAIN LINE
SOON
DECISION SAID TO HAVE BEEN RECENTLY REACHED AT
MONTREAL
Hcatti'ied brondeiiHt UiiihikIi the Preim, I wnn forinuhiteil,
FINISH IN TWO YEARS
CANADIAN  PACIFIC    WILL    PU8H
ON WITH WORK TO THE
COA8T
WINNIPKG, March !).—Tho C. P. H.
will hnve nn nllernntlvn route to tho
const within two yenrH, which will ho
practically another tnuiHcontlneiital
system, iih the company linn decided to
complete the Crow's Nost Pns/i lino
through to Vancouver iih quickly am
possible.
TIiIh road Is In operation at. prenont
iih fin* iih Midway, but tho oxleiiHlon nt
It through lo the Pnclflc coiiHt has long
been ooritioiuplnled by the company. It
Ih only within the IiihI fow dnyH, however, tlmt anything definite, linn been
known in 1)10 iiiiitiiT, although a div
clfilon wiih arrived at during tho eon-
fen mi- In Muiiiiehl iiu-nily when iho
loiisiniclioii pioKrniiiuie for lho year
tlonnry   UnglneerHl   in  nil    of their1
memborii who had 11 certain length ofi
Horvlco to show, but tlio roqimHt wiih]
not grniiteil,
It Ih expected that, lu the near fu-
ilii',.  'I   Tlllt   U'111   lin  Mtii'l'dtlvi. to  cnrmn.l
all pomons operating heating plants
such ns fire used In hotels, etc,, to pnKH
government oxaniliiallon. TIiIh, we
believe Ih occasioned by tho possibility
of explosions taking plnco, similar lo
thu ouo thnl happened hoiiio tlmo ngo
in Vancouver If Im-npiibk* Individuals
nllow tho supply of water ln the holler
to become exhuiisted.
On walking along I'ellat avenue 011
today Inst our attention wa* called
to «om*» excellent slnKlng that wan Is-
tilling from the lower portion of tho
City Hall, and the titlo was something
Mil,  .11 ( ililriH ull     litni     ol     Ivinlu,
,'.'.. 1!. ..' iiiw .*. •,■.'.. 1,1,.-1 ...'. ir.ii, l.t,  .'J.I.-
Dill,  III  tin- All'sll'llli  (lilll'i il.      ll     IS
i"vp(fti>il tlmr il)i> <omp!<>tion ef   tlw
elillivll will lie effected ill the Hem* fII-
iiivi*- nml It Is also reported thnt the
I*,*,*,1     .,,„ ,*»t,*i,,,,,,   m* mh\.(H' ii \i)   iv*. , ,
Walton, who Is nt pretiimt In charge
nt, Diivenport, Wash. Archdeacon
It-eer is one nf the ploncon* of KplH-
ropntianlHiu In this province, nml Ih
ui pn.'Hi'iit eiigitged upon a work thnt
will be ovce-edlngly Interestlnu 10 nil
members of Hint body, a short history
of Ilii' AliMlli'lill chlircll Hllii-e lii ll»ee|>-
tion In H, ''., and thero will be man)
li)tereatlng InrldentH In eontiectlnii
ihurewitli. the uxpcrlence of one
of Ilii tnoi.. aiit>nuou» Hupportf-r», ll< v.
II. Irwin, hi'Uf-r known aa "Fnih»*r
Pat" will In* of piirllculnr Inli-rei-t
O. PULL Is nil that ta needed, but to nbout "A Stranger from Home," and If! thoso who even had the pleasure
emerge demnnds push.
It were the Innuirex of Dw rills Dw \nwtiDm Ddt wholcsniilul MAN,
und nn they wen- found upon etfatnlnn-1
Hun in |n> completely Innocent mul!
mid iliHciuirgi'il iH'cnrdlnitly, coinnmii'
JiiHllf-i- deinniuU tluil like prominence j
>, ...   - ,,<!/.,.' 1   ,     ,    ... tl    ,.l  ,11,1      U.l      .,,<        "I'i
'."lll'il   -','it''lii"l,1    'i 1 e'.i'i'i*!;    v...   1 lit-i"i-
foi'n i-u^iri'Hi that other papers plensc
copy, thus nilnlmNIng the pn.x.Hlbllliy I
nf miv Injury iiihi tnlk'hl ciihU" I
Tin- iinnual m«'i Miig nf the Fertile
V'.» W|»,   It ,..1   „■ l\,  ,,,  1 ...    Imi,-, ,/i   11,111  Vll,
Thursday evi nlug, Mun-h 10. The report of the biiHlnesH of the prevlouw
year, tbe flrHt one In th" Hnrlety's IiIh-
tory, was dlRciiHrtid nml ndopteil ns
HiillKfuelory, Hhowlnt* a net profit, of
IdfiO.IO. The follow! 11 tr nfflrerr-i w*»*_o
elected for the present year: I'reslilent
.Ifihll   Wlble:   Viee preMliletil '--•   iln Ml
Ward; bi-cn.-'ary-lreafiiirer, .Ian. I.rui-
enster, t'omn'iltt<ee: W. |)li*k«'iisnn, A.
( nrtllrtgci, J. Unite, tl, Linn, W. Stink-
well, R. Iloardman, W. Shfi.fti-M. J. T.
I'tHkey. II, Vox, J. K Smith. T l'p-
in ihlll, \V.; Minion, »f iteiiiluim. K Mar-
nf |.ii. J. fihaiplea, C. CaitiT. W. V. IMI,
Auditors: D. I'.itnn 1 nd H. Jotini-oii.
It Iiiih no doubt been hastened hy
lhe activity or .1, .1. IIIII who bus been
biillillni: H|Mir-< In lli'lllnh Columbia at.
such ti rate that, fulling action by tlm
I-. I. I,., I.i* nut •IIJUJ il iiiniiopoly ol
11..' 11.; f-._-v.-_.  I .■....!■   !.   :„:,.■. V.i-.,,y«l..i
mid thi' Koiilemi)!. via ihe |j, I, SI111IIU-
nineeii -and Oknii-icnti dlf(rlet« The htg
conl ilepofdt'i of the Crnw.-t Nest I .ihh
country, ns well nn the- fruit  valleys.
brunches. Now the (.rent Northern
Is I11111I nt work ijniinectliig up thoHo
Hpur« wllh 11 llirough Htu. to Vancouver
iuul 11 big force of men has thin week
I n net at work III I lie neighborhood
of Princeton building a line through
the Hop;' iiii-iitit'ilii to form this con-
iie-'ilni: Hnli. ^Iiniillrttieimslv i-.ii*-.
thi*- nctlvity on ibe p;ii'T of the (Jicat
Norili'Tii, inmi'H the niiiioiinroment
tliat tb,' (,', l». It.'s Mirvey party fn
(luiiRe of W. l. llnitai'it, a well known
railway eiifiiiier, h:m Iumi reached
Vniirouvr-r. IiiivImk «oni|ileted Ihe in*-
raiIon uurvey over tint Hope mountain
for the company.
o, PAGE TWO
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNlE,    B. C,(MARCH 12 1910
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Interesting Items for Unionists in British Columbia and Alberta
Hot and Cold Baths
The King Edward
Fernie's  Leading  Commercial  Hotel
British Columbia
An Act. introduced by Mr. Hawthornwaite respecting Compensation to
Workmen for accidental,injuries suffered In the course of their employment. '
Ills Majesty, by and with the advice
and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the province of British Columbia
enacts as follows:
_**.: This Act may be cited as the
"Workmen's Compensation Act, 1910."
Application of Act
,, (l) This Act shall apply only to employment' by the undertakers as hereinbefore defined on or in or about a
railway, factory, mine, quarry, or engineering work, and to employment by
the undertakers as-hereinbefore   defined or in or about any building, and
is either being constructed or repaired
by means of a scaffolding, or being
demolished, or on which  machinery
driven by, steam, water, or other mechanical power is being used' for the purpose of the construction, repair or demolition thereof. '
(2) A workman employed In a factory which fs a ship-building yard shall
not be excluded, from this Act by reason only that the accident arose outside the yard in the course of    his
work upon a vessel in any dock, river
Jbr tidal water near the yard.
''"   (3) This Act shall not apply to persons in the naval or military service of
the Crown, but otherwise shall apply
to "any employment by or under   ttie
Crown to which this Act would apply
if the employer were a private   per-
son.                     ,
liability of Certain Employers to Workmen for Injuries
(1) If in any employment to which
this Act applies personal injury by ac
law against that person to recover
damages, or against his employer for
compensation under this Act, but not
against both; and If compensation be
paid under this Act, the employer shall
be entitled to bo indemnified by the
said ot.ior person.
Compensation to Workmen in Case of
^    . .1 -_x= !-l_„_^„t_«*l_n*,il_.n_H,'l__i_llll'ttP
Bankruptcy of Employer
When an employer becomes liable
under this Act to pay compensation in
respect of any accident, and Is entitled
to any sum from insurers In respect to
tho amodnt due to a workman under
such liability, then such workman shall
have   a first   charge Qipon   the sum
aforesaid for the amount so due, and
after recovery of judgment by   the
plaintiff as hereinafter provided   the
trial Judge may direct the insurers to
pay such sum into any chartered bank
of Canada in the name of the Registrar
of such Court, and order the same to
be invested or applied in accordance
with the provisions   of the schedule
hereto with reference to the investment in any charteredobank of Canada
of any sum allotted as compensation
and those provisions shall apply accordingly.
Action for Compensation
(i)  Compensation under   this Act
may be recovered by action begun in
the  County Court of the county in
which the accident occurred not later
than nine months after the occurrence
of the accident, but such action shall
not lie unless notice of the accident
has been given as soon as practicable
after the happening thereof, and before the workman has voluntarily left
the employment in which he was   injured;   Provided,  always,    that    the
want bf, or any defect or inaccuracy
in, such notice shall not be' a bar to
the maintenance of such action, if it is
found by the trial judge that'the employer is not prejudiced in his defence
by the want, defect or inaccuracy, or
tried by the County Court Judge without a jury, and from'his decision there
shall be no appeal.
Payment of Judgment by Minister of
Finance
In the event of the plaintiff recovering, judgment iri such action, he may
proceed to execution against the   defendant In the usual way, or he may
request the Clerk of the County Court
whose duty It shall be to comply with
such request, to notify in writing the
Minister of Finance of the recovery
of such Judgment.    Upon the receipt
of such notice from the County* Court
Clerk the Minister of Finance shall out
of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, pay
said judgment at the times and in the
riianner that .the same is payable by
tho defendant, together with all necessary legal  costs entailed  upon,'  the
plaintiff.     Upon receipt of said notice
the Minister of Finance for the time
being holding such office shall be,the
assignee of said judgment/and in case
It was proved during trial that the accident arose out. of the personal negligence or wilful act of the employer,
the "Minister of Finance shall have all
the rights and power for enforcing the
same'against the defenadnt under section 6 hereof as would have been possessed  by  the' plaintiff had  he not
caused the Minister of Finance to be
notified of the recovery of such judgment.
of the employment is caused to a
workman, his employer shall, subject
as hereinafter mentioned, be. liable to
pay compensation in accordance with
the Schedule to this Act:
(2) Provided that: .
(a) When the injury >vas caused by
the personal negligence or wilful act
of the employer, or of some person for
whose act or default the employer is
responsible, nothing in this Act shall
affect'any civil liability of the omployer, but in that case the workman may,
at hls^optlon, either claim compensation under this net or take the same
proceedings ns were open to him before tho commencement of this Act;
but the employer shnll not bo liable
to pay compensation for Injury to a
workman by accident, arising out. of
nnd in tho courso bf tho employment
both Independently of and nlso under
this Act, and shall not bo llnble to any
proceedings Independently of this Act,
except in such case of personal negligence or wilful act as aforesaid:
(l>) If lt Is proved ihnt the injury to
n workmnn is nttrlbutnblo solely to tho
serious nnd wilful misconduct of thnt
workmnn, any compensation claimed
ln respect'of that Injury shall be disallowed.
Recovery of Damages from 8tranger8
Whore the injury for which compensation Is payablo under this Act
was caused under circumstances creating a legnl liability In some porson
other thnn tho employer to pay dam-
ugoH In respect thorcof, tho workmnn
may, at his option, proceed cither at
that "such want, TlWcTW"inaccuFa"cjr
was occasioned by mistake or other
reasonable cause.
(2) Notice in respect of an Inquiry
under this act sjiall give the name and
address of the person Injured and shall
state In ordinary language the cause
of the injury and the date on which
it was sustained, and shall be served
on'the employer, or, If there is mora
than one employer, upon one of such
employers,
(3) Thc notice'may be served by delivering the same to or at the residence or place of business of the person
on whom it Is to be served.
(•I) The notice may also be served
by post by a registered letter addressed to the porson on whom It Is to bo
served at his last known place of residence, or place of business, and if
served by post shall be deemed to
have beon served at the time when tho
letter containing tho samo would lmvo
ben delivered In tho ordinary course
of post; and in proving the service of
such notice It shall be sufficient to
prove thnt tho notice wns proporly addressed and registered.
(!>)Whcre the empolyor Is a body of
persons, corporate or Incorporate, tho
notico may nlso bo served by delivering the name nt, or by sending lt by
pout. In a registered letter addressed
to tho employer nt, the offlco, or, if
thero be moro thnn ono offlco, nny ono
of tho offices of such body,
No Appeal from County court Judge-
Decision
All actions under this Act shnll bo
Chap. 74, 1902 Repealed
Chapter 74 of the Statutes qj 1902,
being the "Workmen's Compensation
Act, 1902" is hereby repealed.'
Scale and Conditions of Compensation
1. The amount of compensation" under this Act shall be:
(a) JVhere death results from the
injury:   • ••''.
(1) If the workman leaves any dependants wholly dependent upon his
earnings at the time of his, death, a
sum equal to his earnings in the em-
Fifty Yoars   ^S§^
tho Standard
DrJPMCFS
OR EAM
Baking powder
Made from Grapes (&&0?%
Makes the food of    tej&$
super ior IieaUMuIness
and finest quality
-■'  ('. ■')   -'-•  /•,'"•."»•
■;   \i _■<.• .■C-rtiH-.'i
ployment of the same employer during
the three years .next preceding tha
injury, or the sum of two thousand
dollars, whichever of these sum is
the larger: Provided that the amount
of any weekly payments made under
this Act shall be,deducted from such
sum, and If the period of the workman's employment by the said employer has been less than the snld three
years, then the amount of his earnings
during- the said three years shall be
deemed to be' l.r>6 times his average
weekly earnings during the period of
his actual employment under the said
employer: , * ■
(2) If the workman does not leavo
any sueh dependants, but leaves any'
dependants In part'dependent upon his
earnings at the time of his death, such
sum, not exceeding In nny case the
nmount pnynblo under the foregoing
provisions, as mny bo determined by
the'judgment recovered to bo reasonable nnd proportionate to the Injury of
the said dependants; nnd
(3) If ho loaves no dependants, tho
reasonable oxponacs of his medical attendance and burial, not exceeding one
hundred dollars:
(b) Where totnl or partial Incapacity
results from tho Injury, a weekly pay-
men during tho Incapacity not exced-
Ing fifty per cent, of tho overage weekly earnings during the previous twelve
months, if ho has boon so long omployod, hut If not, then for nny loss period
during which he hns been In tho employment1 of the sumo employor, such
| wookly pnymontfi not to exceed -ten
dollars: Provided that, tho total
nmount paid as compensation for In-
Jury calming such total or partial Incapacity shnll not oxcoed the sum of two
thoiisnnd dollars,
2. In fixing the amount of tho weekly payment, regnrd should bo had to
tlio difference between tho amount of
tho average wci-kly earnlngn of tho
workman bofon- tin* accident and tho
averago amount which ho is nblo lo
earn nftcr the accident nnd to nny payment not being wagon which ho mny
rocolvo from tho employer In respect of
bis liijiuy during the period of IiIh Incapacity.
:i, Whoro n workmnn hns glvon notico of nn nrrlilont ho fihnll, If so required by the employer, unbuilt him-
nolt tor' examination by a duly quail-
Med iiii't|iriil practitioner provided and
pHIU 1-y till! «-III|iIU>iTi al*U I* •*«•' -c»'oi>«.»
i,i t,ul.;nli i.'mit"]l lu iitith iw-iinlniitUin
or lu any way obstructs llio wuno, his
right to oompengatlon, nnd nny pro-
[ooodlng, tinder this Act In relation fo
compensation, nhnll ho suspended until
.        .     . i
?m\ ., i' 1.**,..',,&■,.v.,  ,*w.'. ."> ),».—'.   .
1. Tho paymont    shall, In case of
death, be mnde io tho legal pursonnl
representative of the workmnn, or, If
ho has no legal representative, to or
fnr the benefit of his dependants, or,
If ho Jenves no dependants, to the per-
non to whom the i.\|ii*ni,oft ar*) duo;
.ind If made t-> th" li"«nl personal rep-
re.feiit-.ilhv**, Muill bo jmld by him to or
for the benefit of the dependants   or
other person fntithd thereto   under
IhU Act.
V Any iwniinn a« tn who Is a do-
I pendant, or nn to th«> amount payable
to cath dependant. Hhall be settled by
the trial Judge, ■: ,
fi. Tho turn allot ted a* tom»<"*nttatlon
to a dependant may be Invested or otherwise applied for the benefit of the
person entitled thereto, as agreed, or
as ordered by the trial Judge", and notwithstanding anything contained in
this act, the trial judge may order that
a specified or lump sum be paid in lieu
of weekly payments.
7. Any sum which is ordered by the
trial judge to be invested may be in*-
vested, in whole or in part, In the savings department in any chartered bank
In Canada by the Registrar of the
Court In his name as Registrar,
8. Any workman receiving weekly
payments under this Act, if so required
by the employer, or by any person by
whom the employer is entitled under
this Act to be indemnified, from time
to time submit himself for examination by a duly qualified medical practitioner provided and paid by the employer, or such other person; but if
the workman objects to examination
by that medical practitlioner, ,or is dissatisfied by the certificate of such
practitlioner upon his condition when
communicated to him, he may submit
for examination to a medical practitioner appointed for the purpose by the
trial Judge, and the certificate of that
medical practitioner as tp the condition of the workman at the time of this
examination shall be given to the employer and workman, and shall be
conclusive evidence of that condition.
If the workman refuses to submit himself to such examination, or in any
way obstructs the„same, his rights to
•such weekly payments shall be suspended until such examination has
.taken place. -*   .,
9. Any weekly payment may be reviewed at the request either of the employer or of'the workman, and on
such review may be ended, diminished
or increased, subject to the maximum
above provided, and the amount of
payment shall, in default of agreement
be settled by the trial Judge.
10r'\Vli"er^ariy^veeldy"_iaymeiit*has"
been ..continued for not less than six
months, the liability therefor may, on
the application by or "on behalf of the
employer, be redeemed by the payment' of a lump sum, to be settled,* in
default of agr-Hhenl, ,,'by the trial
judge, and such*lump sum may be ordered by the trial judge to be Invested, or otherwise applied as above mentioned. > *
11. A weekly payment, or a sum paid
by way' of redemption thereof, shall
not. be capable of betiig assigned, charged or attached, and shall not pass
to any other person by operation of
law, nor shnll any claim be set off
against the samo.
The Finest Hotel in East Kootenay
J. L.   GATES, Prop.
not want to be put to the expense of
registering under, the Companies Act
here. They had to pay the fees of
this private Bill, and the houso ought
to have no desire to harass them in
any way.
Mr. Hawthornwaite said they had
no objection to ihe Salvation army as
a religious organization, but when they
went into the labor business they
should be treated exactly the same as
any other commercial company.
The amendment was defeated. ,
Mr. Williams, claimed that the Salvation Army had not been true to Us
former contract to bring in exclusively
farm laborers, and tie read an advertisement from a Victoria paper In
which the Army offered to provide
help for farmers,' manufacturers, contractors and others, and not for farmers alone. 0
Hon. Mr. Bowser said this'had nothing to do with "the Bill before the
Committee, -which was simply Intend-,
ed to make transfers easier.
Mr. Williams wished to know whether the agreement between the government and the Salvation Army made
three years ago was for the purpose
of bringing out agricultural laborers
or not.
Hon.  Mr.  Bowser  asked  that the
.questions, stand over,   and he would
look it up, as the contract had been
made by his predecessor, Captain Tat-
low.   *   '' ,-- ,
The Bill was reported complete with
amendments. .
Victoria. Ave.
Fernik, B. C
Fernie Livery Co.
Draying
Building & Excavating
Livery
Notice
Everything
Strictly
Cash
Wood     for     Sale
Sole Agents for Fernie Coal
Prices   moderate  and   satisfaction guaranteed
F. G. White,;
"   Manager
Rizzuto Bros.
. Proprietors
ALBERTA
HARDWARE
SALVATION ARMY
Tlie House went Into committee of
the whole on a bill respecting the
Salvation Army, Mr. Behnsen In the
chnlr.
Mr. Ilawthornwalto asked why tho
Bill allowed tho Salvation Army to
como and do business in the provlnco
without llconso or registration.
Mr. Davoy, who had charge of tho
Bill, explained that It was not a commercial bill In any soiise, but. simply
ompowored tho Army to engage ln
churl tnblo work. It, was a power that
thoy wero given undor tho Dominion
low anyhow.
Mr. Ilawthornwalto said If lt was
unnecessary ho would movo to strike
out. tho words. giving thom theso
powers,
Hon, Mr. Bowsor said that the Salvation Army ownod certain property
In the Province, nnd wanted to deal
with It, Having obtained tliolr privileges under tho Dominion aet llioy did
o (From our special correspondent-
Received too late for publication last
issue.) '. ■••'
"       Edmonton, Alberta.
In view of,the fact that there is only
one out-and-out- Labor representative
"Inlhis^assenrblyr^turaByTir^Tlirb'F^f
him and his doings in the.main that
will" be of particular interest   to your
members, more especially so inasmuch
as he was ■ sent from ti constituency
that forms pa"rt of-District 18,   and
represents that'.peculiarly'shaped division called the Rocky Mountain division extending from Coleman on   the
West to the vicinity of the North "pole
on the top side, but as far' as'voting'
population is concerned, has Its principal representation at and near Bank-
head.        -
To follow the lines of our   friend
Robbie Burns sayings:    ,    '
i "O wad the powers the glftio glo us
tb see oursels as others see us."
This Is what the Edmonton Capital
had In Its issue of tho 12th of February: ■ -.
"Calmly and dispassionately C. M.
O'Brien M. L. A., Socialist representative for Rocky Mountain, took his seat
In tho legislature yesterday* for the
first tlmo. The opening ceremonies
with tho social frills appertaining
thereto, had procoodod without him,
and ho seemed to onter the Houso only
whon ho thought that It meant, business. „ I
His presonco to tho oxtromo loft of
tho speaker behind tho leader of tho
Opposition and near the door was conspicuous. Ho wore a heavy projecting
Jaw, a soft shirt, and a bright r,ed
nockllo, Altogether ho looked tho
Socialist, but tho curtain has not yot
gono up on tho part ho Is to play,"
Wo may think It Bomowhnt funny
that, Charloy wns so lightly npparolled
for thus standing tho cold broezes of
this locality, und this desplto   the
.
A full line of shelf and  heavy   Hardware in stock together  with a .
complete range of Stoves
Furniture Department*
Our Furniture.Department embraces the
most unique and. up-to-date lines.
Come in and have a look
J. P.-  QUAI1-
FERNIE, B. C.
5-1
Andy   Hamilton
Tinsmith and Plumber
We can furnish you with estimates in,
anything in our line
mm.
Singer Sewing Machines Co.,
Fernie, B. C.
Why be without a Sewing Machine when you
can get one for $3.00 a month?
Needles and Oil always kept in stock
Wm. BARTON, Agt. (North of school) Pellatt Ave.
(Continued on pngo 3)
List of Locals District 18
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NAME
llimkheod
Hoover Creole,
Ilcllovua
Illnlrmoro
Canmoro
Coul City
Coleman
Cnrbondnlo
Cardiff
Cardiff
Corbin   ,
Diamond City
Kdmonton City,
Kdmonton        ,
iSunionion
Pernio
Frank
Ilmimor
HIlIcrcBl
Kenmare
I.'thhrl'lE'*'
Mile
M*ipl*3 ii(Mt,
Michel
Pass-nun?
Itoynl Collieries
Hocho Percee
Ktuthcon*
Tftbi»r
Taber    ,.
Taylorton
let Secretary un to Mnrch 7,   1010)
8EC. AND P. O. ADDRESS
T. Ilradloy, nanlihoad, Alta.
J, 0. MeNoll, Dottvor Crook, Altn,
J. Durko,' HolU'Vue, Frank, Altir.
a. Kelly, nialrmoro, Alta.
Wm, Angoll, Canmoro, Alta,
T. llollly, Coal City, Tabor, Alta,
W.Oraham, Coloman, Alta.
P. Lcnnon, Cnrbondnlo- Colomnn, Altn,
j, Aplln, Cnrdlfr, Alta,
K. K, tit. Amaiit, €,it\}lll, Alia.
A. Hamilton-, CorbUi, D. C.
Pat Kelly, Diamond City, Lethbrldgo. Altn.
C. P. Carrier, IB I Ilollnmy Ht. Edmonton
nichard Thompnon, Frnxor Plats, Kdmonton
.       , . .    .. ,,, rt,       fi'K-.nl^rrt
.N, iit:i»v^'<iii, AW*  nm.UkU'Vu'k «»., ■_»■*..	
I). Keen, Pernio II. C,
0. Nicol, Frnnk,'Altn.
J. W Morris. Hoamcr, D, C,
J. O. Jones, Hlllrrcst, Altn,
U, Kvnns, Kenmnre, N. D.
T.. Monro, P. O. 11 n, Lfthbrldge, Altn
W. L. Kvnns, Lille, Frank, A1U.
V, llonaer.l. Mnplo Loaf, llellovue, Altn.
Chun. Gnrn-rr, Mlrhel, B. C.
Oscar CnrlRon, PnsHburg, Altn.
ChM. Smlili, ItO)«l Coll., Lelbbrldge. Altn
I*. McQuarrlo, itor-h Perceo, 8n»k.
A. Bbnw, Strntbrona. Alta.
Wm. Ilussell, Tuber, Altn.
E, "Brow**"!, Tuner, Altn.
J. nodi**, Tnylorlon, flnsk.
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of Canada
QUARTERLY DIVIDEND
Notico is horoby given that- a Dividend at tlio rato of
Six per cent per annum upon tlio prod up capital
.stock of Tho Homo Bank of Canada has been declared for tho three months ending 28th February
1010, and tho name will be payablo at tlio Head
Ulliuu iniii iinnjc-iit-s on ami -wim Tu^i-Wny Uic *'u\;t
day of March next. The transfer books will bo
cloned from tho 14th to tho 28th ot Fobruary, both
days inclusive.
By Order of tho Ttrwinl. Toronto, Jnniwry 10th
.TnmoH Mason- John Adnir,
(ieneral Manager. Mgr. Fernie.
I
Advertise in The Ledger THE  DISTRJCT LEDGER, FERNIE,    B. C. MARCH 12 1910
PAGE THREE
ALBERTA
J Continued from page-2).
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V.,1-
warm /atmospheric conditions , that
have been noticeable during the past
few days and would say that in addition to the "heavy projecting jaw, etc.
Ue also wore a heavy overcoat as well
as a good woolen suit, not to mention"
the ^wearing of a happy smile no doubt
. caused by the expectation of some of
some of, those incidents arising that
"would be as manna to*his Irish blood.
After' the spe,ecli from the * throne
had been delivered he calmly remarked to several of the comrades "That's
.0. K.     It relieves me from replying."
0 The boys hastened to assure him that
as it' was like similar .effusions from'
Kings and messages from Presidents
with its optimistic ring indicative   of
othe smug1 satisfaction .that is the acc-
. ompaniment that, usually is part and
parcel of similar bodies representative
of the interests of the capitalist class,
that he, like all champions of the
working class, should exercise his prerogative, and show that the present social system was "tottering to Its fall,
and that, he should outline his position as defender of the cause of Socialism and expound the principles of
the philosophy.
O'Brien acknowledged that this was
good logic, and promised that when
he went to the house the next "time he
would speak out his little speech, so I
wltli several others, took seats In the
gallery, keeping our eyes upon" C. M.,
but as he sat ln his place listening to
the various addresses a very, noticeable scowl overspread his countenance
and as we also felt that it was not
surprising considering the expressions
that, were voiced, characteristic of the
spirit of gambling, which the rule of
Capital Inculcates Into its victims, ev-
, en pervading religious bodies" as evid-
1 enced by the various schemes for getting money, such as raffling off baskets at socials', bazaars and sundry
other catch penny devices.
.' This spirit has entered into every
.sphere of  society,  and  has  become
.   largely a habit, one, may call it the
, greed spirit gone mad.
The proceedings concluded, and
there was no word from C. M.,   and
1 when we asked him the cause of his
silence he told us. that he expected
'that Bennett the member from Calgary, and the leader of the Opposition,
would speak, and that this being his
first time he.had been in his place,
he did not understand the rule of pro-
' cedure to realize that the business was
concluded.3 However he has since
made (ample amends, and certainly
treated the members of the legislature
to a discpurse on the subject of capi-
. tallsm_thftt_*vas,att.ent.ivelvllist.ened_to'_
and I should judge 'afforded considerable enlightenment to ,thevmajority of
his hearers, but it is by no means his
intention to simply act as a lecturer,
, but has given notice to Introduce a
bill to amend "The Coal Mines Regulation Act," a copy of which accompanies this.
In order that your readers may have
a better understanding of the amendments It would be just as well to
quote the Act as It stands at present,
and show wherein it is expected to be
changed:
The Coal Mines Act: Sec, 12 rends
as follows: Tho foregoing provisions
of this Act with respect to shafts or
outlets shnll not apply:
(a) In the case of a new mine being
opened;
(b) To any working for the purpose
of making a, communication betweon
two or more shafts; or
(c) To nny working for tho purpose
of searching for or proving minor-
nl-s;
bo long ns not moro than twenty por-
sons aro omployod below ground at
any one time In tho whole of the dlfforont seams In connoctlon with a single shift," etc,
The amendment reads: "To amond
Soction 12 by striking out all the
words In the said soction aftor the
word "Shafts In tho second line of subsection (l>).
General Rules
RI. Tho following gonornl rules
shall bo observed bo far ns Is reasonably practlcablo In ovory mlno:
Ilulo 1 (a) An ndoqimte amount of
vontilation shall bo constantly produced In evory nilno to dlluto and render
. harmloHS noxious gnses to such nn extent that tho working placos of the
shafts, lovols, stahloB and workings of
tho mlno nnd tho travelling roads to
and from such working places shall lulu a fit state for working and pausing
therein,
Division Into Districts or 8plits
(b) An adequate amount of vent nation shall mean nol li*ss than oue hundred feot of puro air por mlnuto for
each man, hoy, homo nnd mule omployod In a initio, and as much more
ns the dlHtrlcl Inspector may direct,
"ftvory mlno ahall bo divided Into districts or splits of not moro than, 70
men In earn district, and oanh district
•hall be supplied with u separato current of fresh nlr." Tho amendment
roads: Uy nddlng In soction ol Rule 1
subsection (l») In the eighth line after
tho word "air" tho words " which hIiiiII
sweep t_e face of each working place,"
as it stands at present rule 10 reads:
Signals and Planes Worked by Machinery ,-,';
Rule 10: Every underground plane
on,which persons travel which is self-
acting, or worked by an engine, windlass or gin, shall be provided (if exceeding thirty yards in length) - with
sonje proper means of communicating
distinct and definite signals between
the stopping, places and the ends of
.the plane and shall be provided in every case at' intervals of not more than
twenty yards with sufficient manholes
for places of refuge, and every, back
or counter balance used for raising or
lowering coal« or other minerals, if
exceeding thirty yards in length, shall
be provided with some proper means
of communicating distinct and definite
signals-between the lower end and
the entrance of every working place
thereon for the time being in work,
and the upper end thereof.
The object of the amendment is to
repeal this rule entirely and substitute
in its place the following:
- Signals Rule 10
. Every underground plane which is
self acting.or worked by an engine,
windlass or gin, shall be provided with
some proper means of communicating
distinct and definite signals between
the stopping places and the end of the
plans. And every'back or counter
balance used for raising or lowering
the produce of the mlno, shall be provided with some proper means of communicating distinct and'definite signals between the lower end and between the entrance of every working
place thereon for the time being in
work, and the upper end thereof. ,
Rule No. Eleven at present reads
as follows:   "
Man-Hole3 for Other Travelling Roads
..Rule 11: Every road upon which persons travel underground where the
produce of the mine in transit exceeds
ten tons in any one hour over any
part thereof and where the load'is
drawn by a horse'or other-animal,
shall be.provided, where there is not
standing room of at least two feet, ar,
intervals of not more than twenty five
yardsv,with sufficient man-holes or
plaoes of refuge, and every such place
of refuge shall be of sufficient length
and of at' least three feet ln breadth
between the mine cars running on the,
tramroad and the side of such road.
(2) -Where the load is drawn by
machinery or other ..mechanical appliances at a speed exceeding two miles
per hour, and there is not standing
""room of at least two feet there shall
be provided with at intervals of not
more than twenty yards of sufficient
manholes or places of refuge, and
every such "place of refuge shall be of
MffiEI^nen^K^mTl^f'WleasrtHree"
feet in width between the mine.cars
running on the tramroad "and the side
of such" road. '   ;
(3) Whenever in the opinion of the
inspector the precautions required by
this rule with respect'to roads over
whicli the -produce of the mine is
drawn by. machinery or, other mechanical appliances are not sufficient for
the safety of the men travelling thereon he may require the owner, agent
or manager of such mine to provide a
separate travelling road.,
The amendment purposes to repenl
this rule 11 In its entirety and in its
stead have, the following:
Man Holes and Separate Traveling
Roads  '
Rulo 11: Every underground plane
which Is self-acting or worked by an
onglno, windlass, or gin, and, every
road where tho product of tl*(0 mlno Is
drawn by a horso or othor animal, and
whore thore Is not nt lenst three foot
botwoon tlio mine cars whon running
on the plane or road and tho sldo of
such plnco or road, thore shall bo provided manholes or plnces of rofuge nt
Intervals of not moro than twenty-live
yards.
(2) Whoro the product of tho mlno
Is drawn by machinery or othor mo-
chnnlcnl appliances at a speed exceeding four miles por hour thoro shall
bo provided a soparnto trnvolllng rond.
(,'l) Evory such manhole or plnco of
rol'ugo Bhall bo at least four foot li**
length nnd four foot In width botwoon
tho cars whon running and the side
of tho plnco,
Utile it! (a) at prosont rends ns follows:
A Btifficlonl supply of unliable timber shall ho constantly kopt In onch
working place an near tho working
fnco as practlcnblo nnd, ln no ciiho
furl lior nwny thnu tho nonresl. crossout
to tho working fnco, or otlinr convenient placo In tho vicinity I horoof.
Tito purpose of lho amondmont. Is
to add Dw word "iifiiirost" In Dw third
lino nnd tho words "end of tho flrHt."
The principal event of tho pas!, wook
has boon tho chargos mndo by lion not t
of CalKiiry ngninst Attorney Cross nnd
there Ih uu expectation that something
will drop before very long,' On** UiliiR
sure Is that It.has cnrialnly furnished
considerable material for conversation
iu the province.
O'llrlon introduced n motion look-
ini*. to iho fiihurUuu ut ulausus tlmt
would be butter for thu men employed,
nnd his resolution wns carried though
Home of the muinbers took umbrage
The Doctor's First Question
"How are your bowels?" This Is generally the first question the doctor asks. He knows what a sluggish liver
means. He knows what a long list of distressing complaints result from constipation. He knows that headaches,
bilious attacks, indigestion, impure blood, and general
debility arc often promptly relieved by a good liver pilL
We wish you would talk with your own doctor about
this subject. Ask htm at the same time if he approves
of Ayer's Pills.   Hfo as he says.      Tc, Aw cv>., //nOTT
nu.
at his alluding to them as "fellows."
Why I cannot tell, as there are fellows
and fellows;,there are those of the Royal Geographical Society as well as
those, of the Royal Astronomical Society, hot to speak of other Fellows.
: The Cross-Bennett-Hopkins affair
Has a, peculiar appearance to an outsider, as the junior member from Calgary practically exonerated Cross from
the charge of collusion which one certainly would naturally assume from
the trend of his remarks in the speech
h'e made; however I believe it is .now
to. be regarded as a closed incident,
but* it, certainly caused quite a ripple
for a short time.—OBSERVER.
SPRING SKIN TROUBLES
"Pimples, Eruptions,   and "Spotty"
Complexions .
At this season, scores of people—
girls and young women especially—
find their faces disfigured by pimples,
dark spots, eruptions, etc. The skin
needs attention—needs renovating after the trying time it has passed
through- during the winter.
Just think what It has gone through
—you have boen out in rain and sleet
and snow. You have been at one moment perspiring from skating, or some
other exertion.    Then you have stood
to"cool off." You have spent hours
of the day Indoors at a temperature
equal to summer heat. Then you
have covered' up your skin—except
your face—and gone out into a temperature away below zero! No wonder
that, .with all these changes, the skin
of the face and neck shows signs of
needing attention. .'
Don't forget that the skin has to do
work just as any other organ of the
body, and if you overwork it, it gives
out. Zam-Buk is the remedy. vSmear
it lightly, ovei* the spots, the eruptions
the sallow patches, at night, and notice
how quickly your appearance improves. As the" rich, refined,. herbal
essences sink deep into the tissue, the
hard, scurfy-like patches are removed.
Better color results. The cells of
the skin become transparent. The
blood beneath is able to impart its
proper coloring to the tissue,' and' the
delicate bloom of health replaces the
sallowness and pallor of disease.
* Zam-Buk is also of great use for
skin' injuries and diseases. Eczema,
ulcers, chaps, ringworm, acne, yield
to its use. * For cuts, •' burns, bruises,
children's rashes, etc.; it is unequalled
and it is a sure cure for piles. ' All
druggists and stores at 50c box, or
Zam-Buk Company, Toronto, for price.
Refuse harmful substitutes and imitations. ..",.•*..
SCIENTIFIC NOTES
ravarfmm"_neaf7BeyreutKrBavarlar
was put to use for gas burner tips in
1854 by J. von Schwarz..The smooth
surface prevents. deposits of carbon
from ,the gas and the material endures
repeated and long-continued heating
without change. <• As the lava can be
.turned, sawed and polished easily it
has been used for centuries for fireproof utensils, musket balls and other
objects. /'
* *   *
.Though aluminum takes first rank
among metals for lightness combined
with toughness and durability,. it ' is
hardly what one would expect to
prove useful as a,textile material but
th.o articles now made from lt Include
neck-cloths, pompadours, shoes, belts',
neckties, shawls and hats. Straps
and lacings'for shoes aro among tho
newest productions. Sieves or screens
from aluminum have proyon ospeclnlly
valuable In sugar refining, as It quickly becomes coated with acld-tcsting
oxide; nnd lt cnn be wo von Into n fabric for other purposes. The bost results, however, nro bbtalnod by employing tho aluminum yarn—smooth
or twisted—ns warp, with colored silk
threads for warf. Whon this cloth Is
mado Into cloaks or theatrical costumes tho offoct Is very striking and
the body of a beautiful woman Is Bald
to look as though dipped In Bllvor.
Fabrics and clothes from glass and
silk threads' woven togothor attracted
much attontlon when exhibited In Paris some years ngo,
* *   *
The solution of tho problom of colored moving pIcturoB Is clalmod hy
Berthon, a Proncli oxpurlmonter, Tho
natural tints aro split up Into the
throo primary colors—by throe hnrrow
colored silts In tho Iohh of tho camera nud lho Images of theso silts In
complimentary colors, aro roprodiumd
on the sonsltlvo plate by nn Interposed upeclnl screen, consisting of n grout
nuinbor of very narrow curved strips
of celluloid. The rnstill. Is a photograph of ordinary appearance. TliL-i,
however, Is thrown upon a hci'p.'h
throiiRh a lean wllh throo colored ulhu
similar tn that used for taking tlm
pictures, and the original Is reproduced In natural coloring.
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From observations nt Simla, liullii,
Dr. (i. C, Simpson has concluded that
mnvf.  Minti   Mil""1   Mn*on   mi.   i*i*>|(1j<   lio'.;!
live im iinenttvo elnctrlplty in hrnuiiht
down hy rnin, nnrt that lho positive
oloctrlclty of biioW' Is still grontor, bn-
Ing perhaps four times ns niunli as
tho nogatlvo, Light rain Is moro hoav-
liv charred thnn hnnvy rnin but Mm
heavier thn rainfall tho more likely It
Is to be positively chnrged. Thuso
results wuro hardly oxpoctod, ns noga-
tlvo electricity seems to be always
passing Into tho nlr from thn earth,
TALES PROM,THE GOLDEN WEST
'"', If Rust  Doth  Corrupt
V    '    '       '   ■   '. Use
Royal Crown Cleanser!
.   Thcres Goodness in Every Grain
And a Coupon in Every C^.n.
It Scours The Dull Spots: ,
It Polishes The Dark Side:
It Brightens The Home!
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Two mighty Works. * Matthew 8:
23-347 *>__ ,
Golden Text." What manner of man
is this, that, even the winds '"and the
sea obey him'.     Matthew 8.27. r
Verses 23, 24.—What is'your idea as
to whether Jesus was liable to the
same natural difficulties and diseases
as we are, such as weariness, headache
seasickness, etc., and did he have to
battle against.wind and tide?
As Jesus gave orders for this"voyage
(v.18) could,it result disastrously to
either the ship or the passengers, and
is there, or not, any sort of danger in'
the work to which we are directed by-
God? ; -■
Why are difficulties, such as wind
and waves, and other opposing forces,
permitted in the lives ,of all true and
good men?
Verses   25,*  26—Why could. Jesus
*sleep^rir'tbeTnrdst^f"sircETrTTtOTm7
with his disciples in such distress of
mind?*-
Why were the fears of the disciples
foolish and unfounded?
What reasons aro •« there for or
against the idea that the ship could not
possibly .sink with Jesus on board?
Did these disciples do well to rebuke
Jesus -See Mark 4:38) for what was
one of the greatest blessings of their
lives, and is this a mistake if not a sin
of frequent occurrence?
Is there any renson to think that lt
would have been better if they had not
awakened Jesus, and If their prayer
had never, beon made?
Whon wc prny to God to chango an
experience or to alter circumstances,
which ho hns planned for our help, how
would you characterize such a prayer!
Verse 27.—Why did Josus perform
this.miracle?
By what power was this groat miracle performed?
Which would bo of the greater benefit to mankind for God to run the unl-
verso and tho affairs of mon, on flxod
laws or by miracles?
Verso 28—Whnt are the chief char-
octorlstlcs of the Devil, ns Illustrated
^by thoso two, who were possossod with
devils?
Cnn you glvo examples of any today possessed with dovlls, or which
show similar moral characteristics ns
thoso two?
Verso 20,-—How did thoso devils probably know Jesus?
How mueh virtue Is there lu mere
orthodoxy or in a proper Intellectual
oBtltnnto of Jobus.    Seo James 2; 19.
If bad mon know they aro on thu
road to torment, how do you account
for tho fact that thoy koop right on the
snmo road?
On any view of the future lifo whnt
escape Is there from the result of moral law? viz: That right doing produces
happiness, wrong doing producee misery, that actions form habits that In
turn form character, which procures
eternal destiny?
(This 'iiioHtlon iniist bo unnw.\-/.'.l In
writing hy ni'>nih.'i-n nf iho I'luh.'l
VorscH 3o-!52—According to tho Jew-
IhIi law how wi'io ilii* linopnrs and outers of swine's flush rognrdoil?
Why did .Ichiih penult thn il-.vll,'- id
outer this herd nf swlno?
(llvo some nxnmplcH of how (Ind In
'.-ill ^(TJ,,p tiun ,**i--im*1 t}in  }\n,.\\  I c ,,r-i.r,*mn
Hsb his purpnHOH, niul w»y why lw dtxon
BO?
Golden Text. The Son'of Man hath
power on earth to forgive sins. Matt.
9:6.     "    ' '
Verse 1.—From what place did Jesus
sail, and where was his'destination?
"Verse 2: Of how much avail Is the
faith of one man In behalf of another?
Can you express an experience based
on experience, and stating the facts as
to whether one man's faith may be the
means of the salvation of another man
or not? (This0 question must be answered in writing by members of the
club.)     "    .
What was the nature of palsy,   the
disease from which this man suffered?
. Verses 3, 4: Why was it evil for- the
scribes to doubt the authority of Jesus
to forgive sin?
Why is a man guilty for sincere
doubt when the doubt is a result of a
sinful life? .    ,' , "
Did   Jesus    always know all    the
TKdughTF-Tall men-iri*" the same way
that God does, or did he only know
their thoughts" through their actions,
and from his general knowledge of
human nature just like other men who
can readily read men? j
Verse 5: Which was the more difficult, to pronounce the forgiveness of
the men's sins, or to cure him of his
disease?
Was it God,or the man Jesus that
forgave this'man his sins, and has overy other holy man got authority to
pronounce when a man's sins are forgiven?
Versos 6, 7: How did the cure of this
sick man demonstrate that Jesus had
power to forgive sins?
In what way are the miracles of Jesus n demonstration of the claims of
Jesus nnd of the truth as taught by
him?
Why was Jesus life from start, to
finish filled with miracles, and does
God menn miracles to continue to this
ago, or does ho purpose to carry oh
tho world now by law?
Verso 8. Mention some of tho phenomena of tho'laws of God, in matter
and mind, and compare them with Bible miracles nnd say which Is the more
wonderful?
In an Intelligent ago nnd to thinking
men which demonstrates tho existence, tho powor, tho wisdom and lovo
of God more, convincingly law, or mir-,
acle?     Why?
Vorso fl: Matthew was busy nt. hiH
post when Jesus called hlm, cnn you
montlon any whom Josus cnllod to bo
IiIb npoHtlOR. who, wero Idlors or woro
not busy mon?,
Why Ih It Impossible for a In/y
man to ho a true Christian?
Did Matthew seek Josus first, or was
It iIohiih who first sought Mnll how,
and what Ih tho rule as to thn Initiative, with moKi, or nil persons, who
become Christ Inns?   ,
Verso Id: In whoso houso wns Johiis
eating with these pnhllcaiiH and hIii-
liei'H?
When .Miiiihuw bocnine u dlselpli' lie
Invited Johiih nml the Apostles nml his
late bii.-ilner-fi as-.H-.-elntoH, the pulilliitui*
nnd hIiiiioi-s tn u i'.'iist, what wus probably his mot Ive nml what huhu'-ih-
Ioiik nre there* lu the Incident for 'in?
Verses ll-l.'l: Would ll. lie lienor m*
day, nnd why, If enriiost    (SlirlHtliiiis
sought thn company   of unclinverted
,  , . i   .    .    i i      . i       i -•
I'.  IJ.1 ,\.    m.V/.I.     .«».».,     I...  J     U>> ,     .
\ "ib'V mm '," f>V mure In! '•','""■< !n
ii physician tlmn u well niun. ho a sin-
Whnt wns tho objoct of theso devils| nor is nf moro Intoresl'to .Josus than
NOTICE
Minors will please stay a way
from llnnklieaj as men aro bolng laid off. No use coming
horo looking for work.
In wanting to enter these swlnti? ,
Why Ih It, Hint, bad mon nnd iIovIIh
tnl.-o n ilellehf In onuslm' tiflln nnil thnt
thoy aro really "tormentoil" when thoy
nro restrained from doing ovll?
Are thero nny today posRessod with
dovlls thnt Johiih cannot rust out? Why
or why not?
Verses 3.'», 31 -What action do bad
men take today when Uielr unholy bus-
ItiosB Is being overthrown by men of
(Iod?
J.osson for Hundny, March 20th, 1910
A''Paralytic Forgiven nntl Honied. --
Mniihow !>: 1-13.'
March 20 1010
A l'urnl>lle ForRh-ii nnd Henl<-i1.
Matthew b:\*l'A.
a snlnt— state why?    ,
I-OHHoii for Sunday, Mnrch 'J7, HHO
i[,.,i. „•
Word has just been rerelv-
oil from thu Supt. nf Imml
in ul Ion that ho Iiiih nn en-
qulry from Wennllt, Aticrrinri-
Vv'aleH, iii'king for Intcinnnilnn
nbout one John f.'hnppell, iih
wife Ik -ttivlouu, and when luct
heard fiom he wns In tin-
Pass,
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THE C. P. R. SLIDE
The Transcontinental traveller when he' leaves an
eastern point of departure, especially so if lt he his first
journoy In Canada, is invariably Informed that if he
wishes to see real scenic beauty, to he on the lookout
when he is passing "The Divide," which separates the
Province of Alberta from that of British Columbia. As
ono enters the.threshold of this Province from Its northeastern corner, there is a magnitude of romantic grnnd-
, eur lying on all shies that can be,surpassed in no other
part of the civilized globe. Fields of serrated mountains lift up their towering peaks, which oft'times merge
in the tenuous clouds above. Descending what is known
as the.Hill, and travelling round from Hector until within a short distance of Field, one of the greatest, achievements of modern railroad engineering'is traversed. Passing Field, and swiftly dropping down the valley of the
Kicking Horse, sitting back ensconced comfortably in the
plush seat, one begins to marvel at the remarkable ingenuity displayed by the building of a railroad under such
gigantic difficulties as must have been encountered when
the preliminary survey was made. Crossing the Columbia River, it is only shortly thereafter upon reaching Beaver Mouth, an extra engine is needed to aid in the ascent
of the Beaver Valley. Slowly snorting with every
pound of steam brought Into requisition, thc cargo of
human freight is transported up, up, up, and but little
does the passenger engaged perhaps in feeding the inner
man or whiling away a few minutes gazing out of the
window, realize the care that is being taken to carry him
' *
In safety to his destination.    .
On the left or south side of the track after passing
' Cedar Creek, stands a little wooden house that during
the summer is surrounded by a well-laid-out and carefully
tended garden plot, but in winter is almost buried neath
the snow, the home of a one armed man who, when the
—Ia3t-car-of-th&-train-has-goneJ>y__plioiLQs_t!o_th£_ncx'Ll_i
trol, informing him of the fact; this system is carried on
through the whole distance included    between-   Cedar
'   Creek on the east slope of the Selkirks to Ross- Peak on
- the West.     Those who are on the sections whore the
snowsheds are located  have  their beats in like manner with a city police,'and between times can recount
■ incidents of their careers that often approach the marvellous.     These men may be dubbed pensioners, although
they certainly perform a useful function, arid their work,
though easy from a manual standpoint, is by no means a
sinecure, and in the Spring time run the risk of being
buried by snow or rock slides. Although practically every
precaution humanly possible is taken to protect life and-
properly—strongly   built   snowsheds,   glance   shields;
wedge shaped cribbing built, up the mountain slopes;
steel bridges, concrete culverts, well organized patrols,
supplemented by a complete system of telephonic communication,   whon   tho   avalanche   Htarts all theso efforts aro rudely annihilated and man's puny attempts at
awost become as ludicrous as that of King Canute's followers assuring tho monarch the tide would obey his
commands.
The recent catastrophe nt. Jloar Creek, which
has cast a gloom over the wholo city of Revel-
stoke, B. C, of which many of tho victims woro
residents, shows that In the maintenance of tho
* wny there is still more danpeor than In construction,
iih Is evidenced by tho heavy death roll demanded.   Tho
also ask them as well as the novitiates for office as to
their future policy if they should be elected.
We understand that all the members of the previous
council are out for re-election, except of course. J. L.
Gates, who has designs on the .executive chair. The following have been mentioned as contestants for the offices
of councillor:
William Scott, William J. J. Morrison, Tom Beck, S.
F. Wallace, C. J. Digby. but it is by no means unlikely
that this may be amended slightly before nominations
close. There are a few members of the wage-earning
class however, who have property other than that which
is of an ambulating character, sufficient to enable them
to contest in the city election, and if any of them feel
the strings of ambition tugging hard .enough to run the
risk of obtaining a gratuitous .delineation of character,
an.i satisfy themselves as to the genuine existence of a
goodly representation of the brood of Ananias NOW IS
THE TIME. '
As this is a municipal election where'a woman has
a vote, please add in any place where "Him" is used,
"Her." Does the woman vote? or is It the sticks, and
stones dubbed property that, unable to cast a vote themselves, being inanimate, require the aid of somebody?
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The editor is not responsible for the
opinions of correspondents:
ledges, which carry ore which aver*-
ages 62 per cent metallic iron, besides
valuable silver-lead deposits, assaying
from ?13 to $60 to the ton.
BRIDGE AT SECOND NARROWS
1 VANCOUVER
The municipal representatives who
went as a delegation,to Ottawa to
urge the construction of-the, Bridge
over the Second Narrows have triumphed; and they may.return to wear
the laurel of victory. There Is no
doubt now but that the Second Nar-
"THE RELIEF QUESTION REVIVED
Despite the faci that the question of the Fernie Fire
Relief fund has, in the minds ot many, been so strongly
obscured as to border upon the verge of oblivion,- yet the
recent receipt of n. demand for refund once more
brings the matter prominently into view, and a letter
from a fire victim dealing with the subject at considerable
length Is reproduced in another column of this
paper. It is' true that many of the recipients of relief
in their anxiety to obtain the necessary material for the
rebuilding of their'homes and business establishments,
did put their signatures to certain undertakings promising to repay the same at some subsequent date, but in
extenuation of this it may be urged that it was with a
view of losing no time in obtaining the wherewithal to
rehabilitate themselves; moreover it is conceded that any
agreement signed under duress has its validity thereby
impaired. The point-at issue, however, is this: Was
this money sent for the purpose of relieving the needy,
and as a pure act of charity on the part of the donors,
or were there any conditions of a loan character stipu-
lated? We believe not, but that all monies sent were
for the purpose of, at least partly, mitigating the losses
which the terrible conflagration had made. If our as-
servations be correct, and we have no reason to believe
otherwise, then by virtue of what authority has , this
committee arrogated to themselves such dictatorial powers; and again why have not all those who did receive
relief been the recipients.of the letter dmanding reimbursement? "
.. It is claimed by some that there were those who received relief to which they were not entitled. This'is
beside the question, and if it can be so proven, then such
RE FERNIE RELIEF FUND
To the Editor of The Ledger:
Once again the bogy of the Fernie
Relief fund with its    horrible grin,
stalks about in our midst, laying Its | rows bridge will be constructed with
as little, delay as can be; and that as
soon as it is open for traffic North
Vancouver will veritably be united
with and form an integral part of the
great commercial metropolis of Vancouver. The moral is': Push and persist in pushing and you shall prevail.
—B. C. Building News.
of
steps as' are necessary in the premises should be taken
to make, them, disgorge; but to compel others who, as
before stated, were, genuine sufferers, we feel confident
was not the purpose of those who contributed so generously in the hour of need.
This should certainly be brought to an issue -without
further procrastination,"and the matter decided with a
finality that will keep it forever buried. That there
may be a diversity of opinion Is a foregone conclusion,
but we certainly think that there can be no better, means
of ventilating these varied ideas than through the medium of a public mass meeting, at. which candidates for'the
Mayoralty, as well as those who have aspirations for
tho Council can be Interrogated, and their stand oh this
question ascertained.
RABIES
At"thc present time thore Is an epidemic throughout
the Rnstcrn provinces,,more especially In tho vicinity of
Toronto, ot hydrophobia. Some of the stories that havo
boen reproduced In the Press, are harrowing In tho extreme, nnd as an old saying "An ounce of prevention Is
bolter Lliuii a pound of cure," it certainly behooves us ln
thoso Western towns to take such precautions ns aro
necessary to prevent the occurrence of such tragic deaths
as have boon chronicled. Thore aro In practically all of
tho towns throughout tho Pubs a largo number of abso-
clawlike grasp-upon a select few
the victims "of the Fernie fire.        '
Once again lt comes back from its
Bluebeard cupboard, issuing threats
of law upon hapless victims-of a great
disaster. This time it is not all who
are called upon to foot the-bill., and
come through, but this constituted
body of men takes it upon themselves
to judge (without any investigation)
who shall, or shall not pay back the
equivalent of lumber, etc, received
through this committee from the heart
and hand of a people generous in charity. Men, women nnd children have
given of their time and money for tho
relief of a suffering city, destitute of
the necossnrles of life with no Intention that any such monies should ever
be paid back or used for any other
purpose but for relief.
Let me here ask a few questions of
this relief committee:
Of what use is the relief committee
at the present time? Of what are
they guardians? Why has not a report of this committee been placed before the public so that they may see
what has been spent during the past
year, and for what? What Is E. P.
Ambrey doing*** to earn a salary from
this fund? Is the present secretary
working for' the, honor that this office
may confer upon him? Does this
Relief Committee periodically come
out of its obscurity and issue its snarl
of law and then retreat to-its quarters? Why are not all recipients of
relief notified to pay up by the' 9th
inst? Is the Relief committee afraid
to tackle the ^Miners union and demand ALL the miners to pay back
the amounts received? What does
the Relief committee intend doing
with any money they might collect?
Is it to build sidewalks, parks-or .to
beautify cemeteries, as a member of
the said committee intimated? I submit here, that what we want is a. mass
meeting of the citizens'of Fernie \ at
once, and every man and woman that
wishes to see fair play done, giving
their hearty support in dismissing this
committee, which was formed by the
-peoplerand-wind-up-the-affairs-of-the-
Relief funds and thus do away with
an eyesore not only to this city, but
the' outside world as well.
When the Dominion government
rendered their account to this city for
tents, etc., loan'ed them'durlng the fire
there was a wave of disgust reflected
in the leading press of the Dominion
and United States. I wonder what
the same press will say when they are
made acquainted with the fact of the
Pernie Relief committee trying to
squeeze back the dollars of the people
this press represents. I feel sure
that Fernie cannot stand this kind of
advertising which will not add lustre
too, but undoubtedly detract from its
past integrity, Let every citizens arise
in his might and condemn ln no uncertain manner the unnatural conduct of
such a body of men.
I understand this mass meeting will
be held In Bruce's Hall on Saturday,
12t)i Inst,, at 7.30 o'clock. Let no
man pass this up,'but. bo.thero to justify himself from an unjustifiable act,
FIRE VICTIM.
J. L. GATES TO THE ELECTORS
Garden Freshness of" SALADA"
Fresh »nd fragrant from the garden* of thp finest tea-
producing country in the, World. Ask your grocer for
a package to-day—you'll like it
-—•■- Black, Mixed und Natural Green, 40c, 60c, 60c and 70c per lb. •—*'
Electric Lighted
Steam Heated
If elected as Mayor I will advocate
the following: ?
1: Thc extension of the water and
electric light systems at the earliest
practicable date.
2;s The extension of sewers throughout residential sections that are not
at this time served by the present system, ' -
3: Surfaco drainage to protect the
property of citizens that Is now being
affected and the health of the. entire
community from fever epidemic.
4: A more rigid enforcements of the
health by-laws. .      -'   ■
5: Judicious economy In the administration of the affairs of the city, to
the end that the' best interests of all
concerned may be subserved.   s0
6: I am not at present time in favor
of paving the streets in the business
section of the city.
7: I am not in favor of Increasing
the city's liabilities with the exception of the extensions noted above, or
such other improvements as the conditions might necessitate.
8: As soon as possible commence
the 21 hour system of the electric
light and power and build up present
and bring in new industries.
9: A clean city and the enforcement
of the law.
CENTRALLY LOCATED  '■'■-.
The Waldorf Hotel
FERNIE, B.C.
First Class Accommodation for Travellers ,
MRS. is. JENNINGS, PROPRIETRESS
Hot and Cold Water L. A. Mills, Manager
lutely valueless curs, many of which nre not oven fit for
sympathy of tho entire community In which The Lodger. sausages, and the best placo for them would most as-
Joins booh out. lo those whoso dear ono by tliolr deaths i suredly be n lethal chamber, It Is commonly asserted,
havo iihown conclusively "tha terrible hazard of the rail-, although wo hnvo no scientific support of the same, that
road employees' occupation, and particularly Is this noticeable when the snow begins to melt In tlm Mountain
division.
The iiapurd usually place, much bu'ckh upon the fact
that, no pasHongnr Iiiih lost his lifo whilst travelling on
tho train ■through Dw KIclil-H-nvolBtoko division, hut to
I hew who know this avalanche zono thero Is not a single
spring goes by without a numbor of railroad workors
linliiK muHtored out to join tlio army of the Grent lie-
yond,
one nood four nolthor hydrophobia .nor sunstroke wost of
tin1 ItocklfH, This Men, however, wo bollovo to bo
(iitouc'Oiih, and wo awnlt with considerable Intorost tho
result of n case that hos recently transpired In Pincher
Crook.
CITY  ELECTIONS
llio municipal i-l-cilnn now waxes warm, and nl-
tlmtifth It will bo only of Hliort duration, It In not expected
Hint tlutro will be uny luck of ciiIIuihIiihiii by thu supporters of tho respective i.'iuidldatcH,
The fight for the moyorulty Iiiih resolved Hs-wlf Into
a t.'OiiM.'ttl for Uu,' iiuiioi boi-tvo-cn \\xu ciiituiiiitico uui), ,«i-
thoiiKh at ono nine it wuh luiiMrit-n-ti -.uij llkuly di.it
thoro would bo a trlaimulnr competition, ns a number of
the ratepayers (Midcavorcd tn Induce A, W. HIl-iihiIgII that,
ho would lm tlm most flit Inn wnarnr of tho civic mantlo
llllll Ult',.1,   litin v. 11 t, .iiivt   ^..uth  .i.v  'ui.i.Nv.'v ,   i\ii,uik,iliMi.
It wim declined, leaving tho field to two nsplrantR: 8hor-
wood llprchmer, attorney, the, present lneiinili.-nt, nnd
John It, dittos, tho proprietor of Dw King lMwanl Hotel,
lloth of these men are well known citizens, and hav-
Inp !i!r-*!i')y p.'in-.",| rhrriui'li Dw trlnl.t nml frnuhloH Incident to the rouncll chamber, have hy their pnsl nctlona
furnished rnuicriul wln-reliv the voti-r iiiii ilceldt- for himself ns lo which of ihe two ho IntwulH to voto for.
Moreover, as there will be a public rin-i-tlnK next Titeu-
day r-Vfry opportunity will be fiirnlhl'-il tho uk-ctorato to
ask tho nwinbun ot Dm old foinirll xxby Day nm-' done
I hone IhiliRK (hey oukIU not lo iiuwi iioue, ,,m\ UCl uu-
dont' ibont' thlnpn which they ought to hnvo done, and
FIRE ESCAPES
In this city many buildings, some of thom woodon
structiircs and In Hovoral InHtancou housing over thirty
pnri'oiiH, nro not, equipped with flro escnpoH as thoy certainly Hhould bn, ns a precautionary monsure at least,
mul tlwlr iiIihuiico, reinndlablo at a small cost, may moan
the Iohh of human life. "Forewarned Ih forearmed," We
do not at this Juncture Intend to pnrtlculnrlza, trimtlng
that Uioho whoiio duty It is to accept tho hint will do ho,
hut, If after n reasonable Jonitlh of tlmo Iiiih olapncd, and
no action Ih titUeii, wo shall compllo a complete list of the
dcllmimmtH,     Verhum Hut sap,
CANADIAN COAL FOR    THE U.  S,
Crow's Nest Pass Mines Will Benefit
From Opening up of Iron
Ore Deposits
nncT AID
V-.Y iiiidi'i'blwn]   IJj'iI a:- u rc-ult    of Uio rirr-t   Aid
movement Initiated by Mr. .limit's   AHhworth,   General
ManiiBi-r of tlm Crows Nt-st Vnt>n Cool Company, at Coal
(.reek, thnt unotlner cIiihk has been formed In Fernio, and
I., C-.   *;   ' .   ,'"'■-!' "   ' .- "   ' *,t;,r.r,t,  r,"   rr,-,»>*tlwi,-u  u'-hfi  -l-ialro  fo
aid In tho fmthr-rniiro of bo worthy a project. Wo would
suggest, thnt thlH would bo particularly advantageous to
inombors of the Flro Department uh well ns the Police
Force to take un Intercut In,
VANCOUVER, n. C. March 7— A
now mnrkot for coal from lho Crow's
Nost Pubs Is oponod up by tho development of steel making, iron deposits,
tributary to Spokane, believed to be
equal In value to tho celebrated Masu-
hi ore In Minnesota,
Theso deposits aro about to bo open-
oil and developed by Spokano men,
It Is estimated that thero are 200,000
tonR of Iron nro nt the proporty rendy
for shipment, uh soon as tho rails aro
laid.
All of this ore Is in huo.Ii a Htalo that
It can lie loaded on tho cut'H with a
Hk'lllll Hhovel.,
.Within ii fow inoiithH tho property
will ho ou Dw main conl and coko
rond from tho Crow's Nost Pass, nnd
the clone proximity of thin coal will
tend to make thn ilepodltH of Iron ore
more valuable,
Tho land owned hy tho company In
u trnn three qiinrtorH of a milo in
width iuul one nml n hnlf miles long.
On the ground nro hovitiiI distinct iron
S. HERCHMER'S APPEAL
I solicit a continuance of the confidence already -reposed  in  me, and
ask for your vote and support.
My actions during the past term of
office are a matter of record and open
to everybody.
If elected I,shall urge the immediate extension of thc water' works and
lighting-system,-, . ^__J '.	
FIELD & GARDEN SEEDS
.We have a full stock of the following
Clover, Timothy, Alfalfa, Red Top, Brome
Grass. Garden & Field Seeds in both bulk
and package. Write or call for prices.
We carry also, Hardware, Harness,0 Carriages and
Implements.
J. m. AGNEW & Co.
ELKO,   B. C.
DR. WRIGLE8WORTH, D. D. S.
DENTIST.
Office: Johnson-Faulkner Block.   -
Hours 9-12; 1-5; 6.30-7.30. Phone 72
Ternle
B. C.
The placing of lights on street corners, especially in. the outlying district..,
The immediate stumping of the entire Annex.
Surfaco drainage of the north,end
of the city; this I deem absolutely Imperative.
There arc many other matters but
space prevents;
S. Herchmer.
NOTICE
To Whom it may Concern:
Take notice that on and after the
18th Inst., thc charter of the Local No.
12667, Laborers Protective Union will
be revoked.1 All members wishing to
maintain their standing In same will
please notify J. E. Gravett.'
By order, Goneral Ex. Board A. F.
of L.
J.. E. GRAVETT
'     Dist. Organizer
VOTE FOS
WILLIAM J.
MORRISON
who   stands   for   a fair
for all classes,
deal
W. R.  ROSS K.C.
 Barrister gni-l finllnlinr       -     - -
Fernie, B. C. - Canada.
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GEO.  BARTON
EMPRESS   TRANSFER
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Draying
Furniture Moving a Specialty
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PHONE   78
L. P. Eckstein
D. E. McTaggart
ECKSTEIN & McTAGGART
, BARRISTERS, SOLICITORS, ETC.
Cox Street Fernie B, C.
DROP  IN
- MATTER
Oii first ' class
business and residential property.
AND TALK THE
OVER   WITH   US
F. C. Lawe
LAWE & FISHER
ATTORNEYS
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Fernie, B. C,
Alex. I. Fishier
H. W.   HERCHMER
Barrister and Solicitor .
T. BECK BLOCK FERNIE B.C.
DR. J. BARBER, DENTIST
Offico Hondorson Block, Pernio B.C.
Hours 0 to 1; 2 to 5; 6 to 8.
Rosldonco 21 Viotoria Avo.
Real Estate & Insurance
Cree & Moffatt
Central Hotel
MILLS & ESGHWIG, Props.
A Mosley, Dining Room Proprlotor
Best Table
Kvui ytlilnir Now nmUUpto -dnto
Workingmen's  Trado  Solicited
W. A. CONNELL
Pioneer Builder ond Contractor of
Fernie
ESTIMATES FURNISHED
KING'S HOTEL
Uur Hup-plli'il wltli tlio host Wines,
Llquori* nml (%hh
DININO KOOM IN CONNKCTION
W. HILLS,
Prop.
CO YBAR8'
EXPERIENCE
Welcome Words to Women
SANITATION AND DRAINAGE
A-i :.uou after the luunoll I:: In offlrv |t would lw nn
excellent plan for the mayor to d'-clnro n Civic Holiday,
and a hi reel di-anlng f-nisnd-*- In wljlih all should jiartUI-
jiat-', U: UhIu1k«(I In. A mfxt-ftfon for iho -street on thn
•Ki-t,i Atb- <d Cox St.. nf-ar th*- I'. O. "Spinal Curvmuro
Ally*,." oi* "I[unity Dntnpfy It-nv" rtry PiiHi-ti pb^nt.i
note.
Women -who sulTer with dliordeni peculiar to their
i«x ihould write to Dr, Pluroa and receive free the
• •lvli«i» nl n rtiv«lrUn nf over 40 ytan' eiperienee
—« skilled end iuoceiiful rpe_«1i«t in the duettri
of women, Bvery letter oil thli loft hei the moit
oereful oomiderttion end ii referded eiteeredly
confidential, Meny lemltively modeit women write
fully to Dr. Pierce whet they would ihrinlc (rom
telling to their looel phyiiolen. The looel phyilolin
it pretty tore to iay that he eannot do anything
without "an evamination." Dr. Pieree holdi that
theie dittaitelul examination! are generally need*
leai, and that no woman, except In rare eaie*, should submit to theaa.
Dr. Pieree'a treatment will cure yau rifht In the prtteey of
your own home, Hia " Favorite Preicription" hei eared
hundred*, of tbouiandt-, aome of them the wont ol eaiei.
It !• Ihe only medicine of tti kind that li the product of a refolarly graduated
phyftlri-tn. The only one good enough Ihat iti makera dare to print lu every
.ttrtllw *in it* o-atilde wrepp*r. There'a no leertey. It will beer examlM<-
t'.-jn. N» .itf-tihol and no liihit-fortnlnjl drug! ere found in il. Soma uoierap-
t ii', .i'i men, *in<» t_el«r» may otfer you a tubttltule. Dou't take U. Dou't triuo
» " •■ -'»,•!'' V.'rlie to World'* Diipentary Medical Anoetatioa, Dr. R.
V. ...,,., i ,,* ,,„.: ti, tuiriulo, M, Y.,—take the advice received and he wel^
Property Cut
Into Lots
costs more money tlmn lioforo tho
division wnn mado. Wo linow n
Rood chimco to make monoy tlmt
wny.
There are a Few
Acres
of cholco lnnd Hint cnn o liad today nt aorongo prlcoR, In n fow
yearn At moot tlioy will bo needed
as linlldlnir Iota, flno tlio point.
Como In nnd tnllc It ovor,
M. A. KASTNER   '
Insurance and Real Gstats ■
Trade Mark*
OctioNr
CoevniOHTt Ao.
a n*rain tun-line a iVrtuh ana" e**t*ifUMt mat
*+*-«>«»»^
AtllBfetdMf,
»,MWHU-W-ubl
Wubltwun, 1
|THE DEPOT
* Restaurant
Just around the corner
from Bleasdell's
Drugstore
Open Night & Night
Tnllorwl »««■ for ladle* uro a strong
thom, nlno now pretty atyl-wi in aprlng
Jacket**!. W4 Invito you to cull arid
BOO tliont.    Th* Mlaae-* KuW-r.
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Ledger Ads Pay *>--.-,,   ~ -—,
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THE   DISTRICT
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Tbe Official Organ of District No.   18, U.I*!. W.  of A.
Fernie, B. C, March lZtH*  1910
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COAL CREEK J
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that we express the wishes of their
Coal Creek friends in stating that
tlieir departure is to be regretted as
they, had, by their many acts bf kindness and by their ever readiness to
assist all worthy cases, endeared
themselves to everybody—wishing
them. God speed and trusting that
their ways may be freed from any
further trials and tribulations.    *,
George Booth has been awarded the
contract to build a wash house at the
. Passburg mines, Alberta. He went
down this week to make arrangements
for starting. Ho expects to have it
finished In about eight weeks if all
goes well.
There Is a few of the Creek Football
, team who1 would like to know when
they are, going to receive their league
medals. ,Wo have got the cup fixed
In a good position, and not for your
sake, nor for our sake,*- but for the
players sake, send those medals along
Mr. Leaguo. Secretary, or give some
reason, for the delay. Six months Is
a long time to wait. >
James Steele, driver boss In No. 5
mine got a nasty kick in the. face from
one of the horses last Friday morning,
breaking his nose, besides practically
marring his whole countenance.
Old Rod Mackenzie, who has been
off work this last six or seven, weeks,
was forced to go down to the hospital
-on Wednesday with a very bad leg. .
Jim Davis and L. Steele, were spending, a few days down at Michel   last
1 week.-
The First Aid classes were well attended this week. Again the stretcher exercises were.taken up, showing
how carefully patients should be moved, and how to get .he stretcher over
difficult obstacles. This Is certainly instructive and useful to any one
working in or around the mines.,
- A young girl named Annie Kopen-
■ haefer fell down on the ice on Monday
hurting the spine. -She was taken.to
the' hospital. .■-'-'"
, Mr. Jr. W. Elly was a business vis-
.J tor—up—here^on—Thursdav— afternoon*,
connected with music.
Mrs. Waggett and -Miss Lynn took in
the social and dahce up here on Wednesday evening. ■■' ■*- "-'*'■ ■■
A driver In, No. 1 South got his
foot caught^ and crushed on Monday
night.",.               , ■      ''   '
.. . Dave.Atherton, who has been unable
to follow his employment for the last
six or seven weeks went down to thc
hospital on Saturday on the advice of
Dr. Corsan. We hope to hear of his
recovery.,
Charlie Dixon, Harold and Ed. Car-
..ruthors returned to visit their old
haunts Inst week end, having stuck to
the mountain regions of Albertn for
somo time past. ■
Don't forget thnt thero is going to
bo a grand masquerade ball in the club
hnll on St, Patrick's day, 17th March.
Professor Evans orchestra In attendance and refreshments will bo served.
Prizes given. Gentlemen $1.50, ladies
free; spectators 50 cents, All dancers
to be masked. As the clock strikes
12 all participants take off their false
faces. The committee has arranged
to get a special train to accommodate
Fcrnleltes, leaving Fernio fit 8 p. m.
and coming back at 4 a.m. "
Jack O'Brien arrived hack from his
trip to the coast last Saturday, but
unfortunately hns had to go under the
doctor's treatment for blood poisoning
in his hand. ■
J. L. Coombe and ..Thomas Brace of
Michel were visitors up here last week
end,        ' "',
. W. Shenfield came out-of the hospl
tal last. Saturday, and Is now getting
around with the aid of a walking stick.
It will be a week or two before his foot
Is right" again. * - -     .
' Abram Brown received a lot of thickens (Rhode Island Reds) from Ontario last week. Poultry fanciers are
cordially invited .to inspect the hen
house "during the day.".
The monthly examination, for coal
miners certificates was held last
Monday. .,
Alex. McCloud pulled out la3t week
end for. Frank, Alta. ■ ; >
Evan Evans was up making his inspection of the mines this week.
The social evenings held in the club
on Saturday nights are becoming very
popular, and getting better every
week, with always a good supply of
musical talent on hand. . Everybody
get a good time. -. „
Alex! Adamson returned up r, here
this week from Coleman where he has
been living these 'last few months.
Miss Dorothy Michel came home out
of the hospital-on Tuesday; seventeen
weeks is a lonij stay down there but
we hope with the coming of spring she
will "soon regain her strength. - *
MICHEL
The' statement lEor *The~"Lawley con-
cert shows receipts of $55.25, and expenses of $60.55, leaving a balance of
$439.70.
A driver named William Wilson got
his.leg badly scraped In No. 5 mine
on Thursday afternoon.
Born: At Conl'Creek.on the 5th inst.
to Mr. and Mrs. W. Parsons, ■ a fine
son.      '    o     ,    '
James Frazer, an old time weigh-
man, arrived in here from Spokane on
Thursday. .
Tho pick sharpening shop has been
removed to what used to. be the old
lamphouse. It makes It more convenient for the, men working, at tho
mines on the south side,
Mr. and Mrs. Rees and family left
here on Monday last for their new
home In Calgary, where lt Is earnestly
hoped that Mrs. Reos may succeed in
getting back.her health.     We know
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The reasons why you should buy property In Port George and buy quickly:.
Because Fort George la nearly at the
geographical centre of B, C, Because
it lu on the line ofthe G. T. P. half
way between Edmonton and Prince
Rupert; because It will be the largest
olty botween Edmonton and Prince
Rupert, and the second largest eity In
B. C. In a shorter time than any other
Canadian city hns ever been built; because It will be the hub of seven
lines of railway; because it commands
the river navigation of B, C. Now, we
honestly believe that we are offering
you tho really great opportunity to participate In tha beginning of the last
great metropolis of North America.
Port George Is not the beginning of a
. town; It is the beginning of a city,
aM'-th* fnimrtnflnw nf i> *vi»»rApnMii
Prlr.r.r, nf In***** are. within rtnrM ot Ml
classes, and terms very easy. Lots
$150; only $10 down and $10 a month,
Remember this Is the first call and the
prices will advance.
Coii'   4,,Xlj,   *'iC  *»»,   *4«  *.,*.  <i^ti«  itt v'.*i
evenings.
East Kootenay Realty Go.
Johnston-Falconer Block
Employment Office In Connection Phono 65
Duncan Matheson of Coal Creek has
arrived,In camp and started work In
No. 5; He intends moving his family hero at an early date.
E. Coghlin is In Michel this weeii,
delivering a car of horses for the C.
N. P. Coal Company, which he purchased In Alberta.
' Steve Barclay of Fernie is In the
camp on a business trip and registered at the Michel hotel.
J. W. Wally of Cranbrook paid Michel a flying"visit this week.
Don't forget the masquerade ball
here on the 17th. The committee
are sparing no expense to make the,
ball the event, of the season.
The C. P.R. are in the same predlca'
ment as the citizens of Michel re the
water, as they had to instal a boiler
and pump at the creek to pump water
not Into the tank for the use of their
locomotives—while the residents carry'their by the bucket, How long is
this state of affairs going to last?
E. *W." RawBon of Vancouver is in
the camp on a business trip and is registered at the Michel hotel.
Don't forget to purchase a* ticket for
the basket social and dance on the
21st, as it is in aid of the football club.
. Thomas'Crahan Is installing an up-
to-date lavatory in his hotel to be
used in connection with his bar.
, James Davis from Coal Creek is
in the camp and has started to work
in No. 5.
Eb. Roberts, who was driver boss
in No 8-mine left this .week for Corbin. ■ ■ '   * .
Winnifred Mclnnis, who was confined to the hospital' has started   work
this .week.
.   Lots 1, 2 and. 3 in Now Town'were
=T\'ii|*'A_inaA*f1_.+Vttci_TiT/_filr-__ ■fiii—'f Vu%_ *■*•*/■**.itr Vi_ll_
and co-operative store, and no doubt
the* building operations will be commenced at once.
D. McDonald, Charles Garner, Nat
Howells, who were-the delegates to
tho Lethbridge convention, have returned and are much'pleased with the
trip.   ■ '.    ■
Indications of spring are-here, as
there has been some good catches of
greyling made ln the Elk river by some
Michellites.
Wm. Hall of the engineering staff
,of tho C. P. R'. was in Michel this week
on a business trip.
W, E. Broley, A. Alison and D. Mc-
Neish all of Fernie, were ln camp this
week.
Dan McDonald has disposed'of one
of his lots .in New Town this week at
a good figure, Dan always had faith
ln the future of Michel.
A. Plzzocolo of Fernie gavo a moving picture entertainment ln Crahan's
hall oh Monday and Tuesday ovenings,
On Mondny his leading feature film
was Nero, or the Burning of Rome, and
on Tuesday Wright's aeroplane. Ills
entertainment was first class and up
to dato. Ho purpoHOs Bhowlng hero
every Mondny and Tuesday ovoning.
Tho now feature In tho District
Lodger last wook Is highly approclatod
by tho Italian and Slavonian residents horo. Judging from tho words
of prnlso that aro passed by them,
thoy aro plonsod ns thoy aro now ablo
to read tliolr union papor In thoir own
Inngungo.
M. J. Manning of Calgary, representing the Merchants Bank, was In Elko
this week, inhaling the, pure air of
heaven, and bought two lots for a
country cousin of his back "east.
We were up to Fernie a few hours
this week, and found everybody looking as happy as ah Indian with a whisky jag. ' ' . ■ • . • '
Charlie Bulger, passed through Elko
the other day as if Bill Leacey was after him.                  ,
Mr. and Mrs. A. Sampson were Elko
visitors this week, Mr."Sampson and
Constable Leacey driving down to
ttaldo and island park.
The Progressive Investment Co. of
Elko will plant ten thousand, fruit
trees on their land joining this picturesque burg.
.   Big Jim McKee Is back in Elko after
a hard siege of typhoid.
Is Elko growing? Why just,like a
green bay tree, and every resident in
the town just stuck on its growth like
an Irishman on his pig. „
There are several nice bungalows
for sale in Elko. Apply at Ledger
office.       •    ° °
The North-Star mill started up work
this week with a new rooster.
Elko is 19 miles from Fernie, the
Pittsburg of Canada and is spreading
out like a rosebud In the sun."       ._  ,
Watch  this column and see  Elko
Fruitlands and Roosvllle. grow.
Alberta Show
Case Works
BOARD OF TRADE
Manufacturers   of   -
STORE FIXTURES
■•/      - *
Calgary, Alta.-
R. H. Marlow!
GROCER & CONFECTIONER
.- There was a representative gathering of the members of the Board of
Trade on Monday, the 7th, and after
the usual routine of-business had been
duly disposed of the question of a
steam laundry was brought up and
thoroughly discussed,, practically all
concurring as to the necessity * of such
ah establishment being operated. A
strongly worded resolution advocating
the importance of a land registry office being opened in Fernie was introduced by S.' Herchmer, and F. C. Lawe
"and after several short bursts of eloquence, from some of the other members, was unanimously adopted, and
the matter referred to W. R. Ross for
further attention. ,  ,
_lA_Mr._\Villiam__iDdell,-rppr.esenting,
R. S. Blome Co. of Chicago asked for
the privilege of expatiating t.upon the
merits of the wares" of the firm- for
which he Is soliciting orders, and this
being granted discanted'. upon the
advantages1 accruing ' to those who
were contemplating doing any paving
to use granitoid concrete which he
claimed has already been laid in Calgary, and given general satisfaction,
both from the view of economy and
appearance.
The question of entering into the
arena of local politics was discussed
pro and con ond though there was a
strong sentiment adverse to such action, nevertheless lt wns not sufficiently so to prevent the appointment of
a committee whoso mission it should
bo to endeavor to beguile some more
citizens Into allowing themselves to
become martyrs on tho civic altar,  .
Tho City Engineer's roport on'tho
cost of paving per block on Victoria
avonuo was road and adopted, a voto
of thanks being extended to Mr, R.
Potter.
WALDO
V, Hyde lliikor, Jim, llynn, S, Taylor
H. S, Supple and A, Cory visited Waldo last wcok to nttond tho annual
mooting of tho llnkor Lumbor Company,
Tho Calico ball hold at Waldo on
Mnrch -1 tli for tho 1-onoflt of tlio hall
wiih a groat succors, In splto of tho
condition of tho rends n largo crowd
camo from Mlko, and IlaynoH, South
Wnldo, Wnrdnor, Fornio and Noxford.
Tho floor waH In porfect condition and
an orchestra from Fernie furnished
good music. At 12 o'clock an oxcoll-
ont MUppor wan sorvod, thon dancing
was roRiimod and conllnuod until a
Into, or rnthor oarly hour In tho morning, Tho sum of $fi0 wnH plncod In
tho troamiry towards   tho hnll fund.
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Tnj-lnr, Crnnlirnok. for uddr-fl ilM-mMon**-*
of f 10, also to tho Inttor nnd other
Crnnbrook friends for thoir kindness
fn Rolling tickets for tho bnll.
Mrs. JnmoR Ryan und Mrfl. Simon
McNab, last wcok roturned to Crnnbrook on Saturday,
Dlvlno Horvlco was hold at Wnldo
hnll on Sunday morning by tho Uov.
A. II. N. Crowthor, Elko, nnd In lho
ovoning by tho Hov. Johniton of flnyneH
Lake
Pollock Wine Co. Ltd
Phone 79      Baker Ave, P.O. Box 2V&
Wholosolo Importers and Exporters
of Wines, BrnndioB, Cordluls, Foroinii
and Domestic Whfsklcs and Gins,
Largo stock of Fornot Branca, Italian,
Hungarian and Qormnn WInos, nlso
Norwegian Punch nnd Aquavit. Boor,
Portor, Ale und Cigars.
Agents for Wnukouha Arcadian Wu>
tor, Schlltz Boor nnd tho famous YAV.
Valloy Browing Co. Ltd. Boor, draught
and bottled,
Specinl attontlon glvon to fnmll/
trado.
Our Motto: Pure goods and quIcK
delivery.
Queen's Hotel
RESTAURA NT
Undor Now Management
Excellent   Tnblo and
all white Help
ActcNMonaJ  7uhla for
28 Moro Mon
ELKO NOTES BV FRED ROO
II
Tlwiv is no truth In tho report thnt
Commander ivuiry will leave Elko during tho month In scorch of Dr. Cook
or that lio will buy his supplies from
Kiwi Hoo.
NORTHERN
HOTEL
Wm. Eschwij?, Proprietor
New and up-to-date
Handsome  Care Attached
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OPEN DAY and NIGHT
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First Class Union Store carrying a Suitable Line of Xmas
Goods. „
Two South African  Scrips    for §
, sale at usual price
Imperial Bank of Canada
HEAD 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,  Cranbrook,  Fernie, Golden, Kamloops, Michel, Moyie, Nelson,
Revelstoke, Vancouver and Victoria.
SAVINGS DEPARTMENT^
Interest allowed on deposits at current rate from date of deposit.
FERNIE BRANCH GEO. I. B. BELL, Manager
A   Life   Saver
Is an appropriate name for the
quick action* style of HOT
WATER ' BOTTLE Xl.we sell.
Ready the minute the water is
hot, acts more promptly than
any medicine, arid so often really
saves life before the doctor can
reach you. Several sizes and
styles and all prices.
A.    W.   BLEASDELL
The Leading Druggist , Phone 118
The first appearance of our beautiful new Spring and
Summer Catalogue is bringing an avalanche of requests upon
us. Had it appeared earlier It would not have been authoritative with regard to styles. It will show you the approved wearing apparel for 1910, as well as all the new novelties just
brought back from Europe by our army of buyers. Your address on a post-card will bring it to you free of charge.
THE
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COMPANY
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Ledger for all kinds of Job Printing PAGE 8IX
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,. B.C. MARCH 12 1910
THE YEAR'S
District Officers Reports at Convention
PRESIDENT'S REPORT
To the Officers and Delegates   of the   Seventh   Annual
Convention, District 18, United   Mine   Workers of
, America:   *
Fellow Workers: Confirming to our District Constitution, I have great pleasure in presenting to you my
first Annual Report, which in substance, and fact, is
really only what may be considered a partial one for' the
past term. I do not feel responsible to take up matters
that'were transacted before my coming into office—with
the exception of .what I have referred to incidentally in
completing my report. Iri submitting this report, I have
endeavored to bo as brief as possible, consistent with the
interests of the organization.
For the past eight months, since I have been in office, tlio history of District 18, has been without doubt,
the most exceptional one since the inception of the United
Mino Workers in this coal field. Wo have had strikes
and suspensions during this period, which have tested
the principles^ of our members and the strength of our
Union, and never has there been at-any one time, so
great a number of our members on strike.
Agreements
On my taking over office on the 8th of June, as Vice-
President, a meeting of the Scale Committee and District
Board" was held at Frank, and authorized Secretary Carter, C. T. Brooks and myself to open negotiations with
tbe Western Coal Operators, which had been in suspension, practically since the dead-lock that occurred at Maeleod on March 31st. •   I would point out to you that we
1 had an ultimatum from the aforesaid meeting, based on
the recommendations as set for.th by the late Ex-President
F. H.'Sherman. By arrangement we met Messrs. Lewis
Stockett and 0. E. S. Whiteside, representing the operators'at Coleman, on lhe 10th of June; after' submitting
our proposals and discussing them at great length, we
were unable to arrive at   any satisfactory   conclusions.
■From that date, until a settlement was arrived at, on
June 30th, we were in daily conference with the Operators. I would draw your attention to the following recommendations from the majority report of the Investigation Board, with a view of pointingout to you,one of
the difficulties we were confronted with when'-*carrylng
• on these negotiations*.,- .7
Fernie B. C. June 15,^09
To the Honorable, the, Minister of Labor,
Ottawa, Ont.   *     -       , •
Sir: Having concluded our investigations,' and bearing in mind the interests of the parties involved, and the
suffering in consequence of the dispute. ■ we have the
ment: We believe that the old agreements expiring on
March 31st, 1909, are'agreeable to both" parties, and we
therefore recommend a general agreement, based.on the
old-agreement, expiring on the above date, the term of
agreement to date from tho 1st of April, 1909, to the
31st March, 1911,
Differential on Pillars and Contract Rates at Lille
We are of the opinion that if the parties each make
an earnest effort, thoy can easily settle the difficulties
that may exist at Lille, Hillcrest, Bellevuo and Coleman
mines, in the same manner as heretofore, by mutual
agreement, or by the Joint Committee, and Independent
* Chairman, as provided for by all previous agreements between the parties. We therefore recommend that, this
course bo adopted, and a definite settlement be made
within 30 days of signing an agreement.
Discrimination
We recommend that tho understanding .arrived   at
with regard to discrimination, as reported by tho Deptuy
Minister of Lnbor, in 1907, be obsorved by the parties in
this agreement.
We have tho honor to bo. sir. your obedient servants,
R, H. Grant, Chairman
F. H. Sherman, Member of Board.
One of the provisions of the agreement mado specific
arrangement*** regnrdlng the plllnr question nt Hillcrest,
which rend as follows*. A committee of throo representing
the Operators, and three representing District 18, were
to mont' Immediately niul appoint, a chairman to adjust.
. this mattor. On our recommendation tho Operators
agreed to accept, tho Hov. Hugh Grant as Chairman. Ono
ronson for asking tliut the Hov. Mr. Grant be chairman,
was that wo believed him to bo fully conviu'siuit with tho
facts of tho situation, having sat, as Chairman during tho
whole of the procoedlngH of tho Investigation Hoard.
Tho Hoard sat at Maeleod, Alborta, on July Oth, and
the following Is tho decision of Mr. Grant,
Rev. Hugh Grant's Report
Fornio, II, C. July 7. '00
To the Joint Committee Representing the Western Coal
Operators Association and District 18, of the United
Mine Workers of America:
Gonllommi: In tlm iiinttor of Dw dlfloroiitiul on pill-
urs ul. lho IlillcroHt Cool & Coko Co, mlnos al Illllcrost,
Altn,, honrd boforo your commlttoo nl Mnclood, July Ilth,
1 noi*. uh i.'hnlnniin of iho nbovo Commlttoo, I lmvo tho
honor to roiiort iih followH:
During tin* Hilling of tho Conciliation Hoard I oxnin-
Inert Hut mini' nl IlillcroHt, nud holug Komi-whnt I'umllliir
willi mining, h hooiim Io tnv thnl. the initio wuh In remark-
uhly good coiiilliUrn nfter two months' IiIIdiichh, It. ought
(o lif, nu fnr hh nilni'H nn. n mm*' doslnihlo ono In which
lo work. Tin' ovlili'iifo hIiowh Hint thoro hnvo I in on no
fill nl iiffiili'iitH In It. In his i-viili'iu'o ln'foi'H iiui rointnlitoo,
Mr, Mill Iiiih shown liml up to tho proKi,-.nt owing to con-
dltloiiH of oust of tuliiiiiK, ln< Iiiih not hail iidoqiiuio returns
from IiIh. npornlUinH, Thorn-, profits h" expected from
IiIh plllum, hut when he oxporlmoiitod In Di'oniiilmr liiHt
I        (', ,,,  ,1   M.,,1    ,,1l|ni*   rn',1   i.nnl   **nr,vf.   fll'iii   vnr,***i-;   .-/Mil       TV,
be saving an industry which has been good to them in the
past, and which will, in .the future, even' under a reduction, give them very satisfactory returns for their labor.
.Taking these things into consideration, and after
carefully weighing the Interest of both parties, my decision is that tbo price of-pillar, work at Hillcrest mines
should be 40 cents per ton .for mining coal, and that
props be paid for at the rate of four cents per lineal foot.
Yours very truly, '    ■''   „
R. H. Grant
Chairman Joint Com. '
The representatives for, the'District at this meeting
were W. ■ B. Powell. Clem Stubbs, Frank Gessler, Lllle,
supported by John Owen Jones, Hillcnest, and the best
possible arguments were brought to bear in support of
our case, but you will see by the foregoing decision they
were of no avail. The sentiment which prevailed amongst
our members, especially at Hillcrest, at the findings of
Mr. Grant, was shown in an unmistakable manner, with
the result that on July 12th a special convention was
convened at Frank, Alta., to consider what steps should
be taken regarding this adverse decision. A resolution
was adopted to place this matter in the hands of the International, and reco'mmending the men at Hillcrest to
work pending the investigations by the International representatives. I .communicated with President T. L.
Lewis regarding the situation, and W. H. McCluskey was
sent into this field to take up this question, with the result that he decided that in his, (McCluskey's) opinion
the finding of Chairman Grant was a part, contract, and
did not think that we would be sustained by the International should we decide to withdraw the men from work
at*Hillcrest. Of course this will be a matter for serious
consideration when making our next agreement, as it is
most vital to the whole of our members.
On June 26th, I met the representatives of Maple
Leaf Mine, together with W. Dunlap, and F. Gessler, and
concluded an agreement with that Company.
Compensation *
You are doubtless aware of the ever increasing number of accidents, fatal and otherwise, that are occurring in
this District, and I would suggest that this Convention
outline some policy that will meet the situation, and
would advise that a certain definite amount from the
Treasury he-placed to a,separate account to cover the
litigation. If this plan is adopted the Secretary will be
able to make a clear statement every three,months oh his
Balance Sheet. The members will then be In a position
to see at a glance the cost of litigation in dealing with
compensation, claims. <*■   *
During the month of July my colleagues and I were
approached by Mr.-Wright of Edmonton, to formulate
some scheme that, would place the Compensation Act of
Alberta on a more secure* basis to the workers, and if
also introduced in the other Provinces would have a like
effect, From bur point of view and in substance, the
amendments as set forth by him wore: The Government
-vOj=coropei=ev8ry=*cemp*oyer^Oi.=laoor*ir^eiLeci.eu=by-=tHe=iiCt7T
to insure, so that at no time would a claimant be thrown
on the mercy of the world, due to the fact that his employer did not have th.e means to compensate him. It
will clearly'be seen that such an amendment is needed.
I may say for your information that we recommended the
proposals advanced by Mr. Wright. The following is the
text of his agreement: .    <,   "     ,
Workmen's Compensation Insurance Company might
read as follows: ,,
(1) That the funds of such a Company be invested
within the Country in which It operates. •
(2) That the Governments of the countries or Provinces in which such, company operates make such concessions as will help the company get control of the business
requiring a deposit and guaranteeing the policies of the
Company so as to abolish tho cost Involved In Insurance
competition which has been shown by the reports of various commissions both ln tho United States and ln Canada to be tho largest Item in the administration of an
Insurance Company, ' Such a provision would make it
possible to provide Insurance at cost,
(3) That the ihapoctlon of mines and fnctorios, which
is a necessary function of govornment In all countries, be
delegated to the Inspectors of the Insurance Company
(who may also bo officials of tho government) but who
In thoir capacity as officials of the company operating to
secure a minimum of accidents, nro In the best, position
to faithfully discharge the duties of Inspection.
(-1) That portion of tho Compensation Acts of British
Columbia nnd Alborta which has created an Indefinite
liability for totul Incapacity, and In which an Injured
workmnn receives weokly payment of compensation until
tho dny of his denth, has created a difficulty In compensation liisiirnnco which can bo host ovnrc'omo by tho co-.
operation of tho government which have created It. Such
difficulty might bo overcome If tho governments agreed
to tnko tho Indoflnlto liability for a known percentage of
the Insurance premiums colloctod by tho company.
Trades and Labor Congress of Canada
At our liiHt Annual Convontlon lt was docldod to
withdraw from tho Trades nnd Labor Congress of Canada Whilst at that tlmo thiB action was warrantable,
and In accord with tho feelings of tho majority ot our
momborH, It Ih now nocesHiiry that this mnttor should hit
rocmiHldorod, In fact wo have ho iiltor'nnllvo, Hint Ih If
wo llvo up lo our National Constitution, but. must, rnnow
our moinhnrshlp with the Congress, At. our roeont Inter-
untlniwil Convention, an amendment to Art, XV which
iciiiIh iih followH, wuh passed:
"Section .1: I«oi*iil Unions ure re-iulroil to nffllluto
with Htnto. Fi'dcrntlon of Labor, whorovui' sueh Kodnrn-
tIons nm I'liui'tci'i'd hy the American Foilcrutlon of Labor,"
However, it Is (igulti left In your bunds to d-nhlu on
tlm policy you think best, for our DlHtrlct
Organizing
Edmonton: Itcgnrdlng HiIh nnrt horn field, I m In lit nny
I spout loiiHiilnrublo time In orgnnl/.lng, und trying   tn
nmko itKioeiiioutH.     I found tho oniidltlr-ns from nodal
•mil tmm'mllivl'iTi r»tn»ittnolti*" »nn"l  ilontnvililo'       Thn (Xix
be tp our advantage. We'also reorganized Roche Percee,'
Sask. During my stay in this field I found considerable
opposition from some of the operators,' more especially'
the Hudson Bay Company. If the men working for this
Company can be successfully organized, it will be the
keystone^o a thoroughly organized part of our District.
I find from information that there is in,all twenty-seven
mines with an output of 169,700 ton's per year,- employ-"
ing over 357 men;-247 of,these employed underground."
I find also in this field, as In the Edmonton district, conditions bad, iri fact they are even,worse than Northern
Alberta, inasmuch that they have no Compensation Law,
no Eight Hour Law, and much inferior mining laws in
all, respects; men having to work all hours in* order to
eke out an existence, even to working on Sunday. Ventilation is unknown. The social conditions, like Edmonton district, are unspeakable. I had a long interview
with Mr. Bell, the member of parliament, on all matters
regarding the well-being of the miners in Saskatchewan.
Bell is their representative.
- Nicola Valley, B. C. When taking over office a strike
was in progress in this field. On. July.22nd, in company
with Organizer T. E.'James, I proceeded to Merritt, and
on arrival found that most of tho men had returned to
work with the exception of thirty' I found living in t-ents,
who could not get reinstated. Upon investigating the
trouble,, I found that the men were not altogether justified in declaring,this strike. If the men had considered
their position more carefully, "there is no doubt in my
mind if they had remained at work and good counsel prevailed, we would have a union there today. . I interviewed the Management in Vancouver and at thc mines, but'
failed to get recognition of our organization, but I succeeded in reinstating most of the men. The men who
were the most instrumental in bringing about this strike
were the first to scab; consequently after spending nearly, three thousand, dollars, ;we had to retire from this field
with the loss of two locals, viz.,,Merritt and Middlesboro..
During our interview with the International Officials, we
advised that these camps be taken over by District 10, as
the geographical position is much more favorable to that
District than to District 18.' Also regarding the Edmonton and Saskatchewan districts, we pointed out the -impossibility of successfully handling these Districts on account of the great distance from the central field, unless
financed by the International.
International Convention
I attended the International Convention as delegate
from Coleman Local, but I had in view a far more reaching object than- as mere delegate from that Local. It was
the intention of the District Officers to make a personal
application for financial assistance for our District, also
to endeavor to negotiate a loan for Fernie Local. The
circumstances of this Local, you are no doubt well aware
of, as it was a matter which was under your consideration at the last Convention.- I regret however, that our
mission did not meet with the consideration that we anticipated.   , Our failure t-o jsucceedjn obtaining aloan for
relations, business aad other-wist;, hav e^ Been: of." the :most*.
cordial manner, and I sincerely trust that we may continue to plod on, working hand in hand, as- dissension-,
amongst the officials is detrimental" to- the welfare of our
cause. 7 '   ■  - ■  ' .
Let us'hope that this- Convention*, Willi bv successful!
in dealing with the purposes for which it was'called,'and
that is to study the welfare- o£" our Organization.. *
Wishing the organization every- success;. '
W..B1. POWELL..
THE FEMIE
7
GO
A. McDougall-,, Mgr
this Local was due to the fact that the International are
spending in the Nova Scotia field a matter of $100,000 per
month, and the uncertain position in which they; are placed regarding-the renewal of the agreements In the central
competitive fields. We were' successful, however,- In
obtaining a loan of $5000.00 for the District.
fin',, the t"'(.Tt\mlt"i'r> \w mnd-' It -jilnln thnl he did not de-' eintnt'H worn tn have no rot'iird either for tho Minim; lnwn
Hire to grind Inlmr, nnd he mnde nn npponl for justice ko'or tho laws of mnn. Huch conditions uh those mon work
thut he, uh well iih IiIh on) ploy oh, might have n JiiHt. return under could not ho found oven In despotic Hussln. „
WIiIIhI in lOdmontoii in compnny of T. 1*3. Juntos, In-
teriiatloiiiil Organizer, I hud un Interview with tho roprn-
sen In liven of the Albertn flnvornmont In recrinl tn Min
order in council tu connection with tho ft-hour law, and
pointed out. to thom our position on th!» quostion, viz.,
Hint we would not stand for any violation of tho 8-hour
lnw, TIiIh law linn been upheld with the exception of a
few Isolated onHos,
North Dakota: On Dot-ember full I left Fornio for
Ki'iiiiinrc, N ,1V, and together with tlrKimlzer T, K. .lames,
wiih HiirceHHful In settling n dispute which brought about
a HUHpension of work inr Home xUiw, nnd concluded uu
iigruninciit with tho Hmlth Dry Con] Company, ono of tho
Inn-'est milieu in that district,
Saskatchewan; From Komniire wi proceeded to Tuy-
loiton, Kni-k., tlio centre of the SoiirlH coul field, nnd sue
for IiIh oullny. We miiHt remember tlmt monoy Ih put
Into mill milieu for profit, and unless prollis nrn thn out-
,■1,1,11, nf riiieriltlnii''   nuiiiev will  RPOlf  uniiH' nlher fluuitiol
III which It may inlequutoly nut lis lncreuse. When wo
view outside conditions nt Hlllcmit we find It requires
a large nullity to put Hie coul1 In the fill's nnd on the O. V,
It. tiiicliH, Thla iii-'Ih ns u handicap in competition In
open mnrkot with other mluoH In tho snmo romjwit.lt.lvn
field, and ihesc embrace not only Iocnl mines, hut nlso
i.'tiHtcrn lines tlmt enter Into cotiipi'titinii In Uio western
mnrkot with onr loonl mines. I believe thr- employoos If
tll.i-y look nt Hie mntt'-r s*pinre|y and Justly will won that
thoy ought to h"lp IlllUront Compnny to ovorrorno tho
iiimdlciip thoy nm undor In the foully handling of thoir
-■onl nfter It Ih mined.
I believe thoy inn glvo a roduotiim on the pillars
without materially deon-using their earnings nnd at loaHt
thev will hnvo tho snilsfnonnn nt knowing that they willinm into n, the Ht-ason to uuiite uny -iftr*--mertt ihnt would  lor Uu? kind manner lu v.ltU.1-, tbt-y Ititvt; maud un*, ),\y\
District Ledger
Regarding the official organ, The District Ledger, I
would like to point out to you that the support extended
by our members to this paper is altogether out of proportion to our membership, and I would advise the matter
being given very careful consideration. If the Locals
would guarantee taking up a subscription for each member, it could be placed in their hands at tho very low
cost of 75 cents per member per year, and this amount
need not necessarily be made In one'payment, but could
bo paid in throe instalments of 25 cents each, which only
means a levy for that'amount onco every four months.
Of courso if the members see fit to meet'the payment by
other arrangements, .why certainly do so. Many of our
foreign-speaking brothers might say "What use Is the
paper to us? In roply to that I would liko to assuro
thom that If tho District Executive can be assured of their
support, that it Is Intended to immediately try and pro-
vldo for their'requirements In this rospect, and thoro will
bo a part, of tho paper sot aside for that purpose, Naturally tho moro we can bring within the reach of our official mouthploco, the stronger tho organization will become. There will eventually be less friction; it will bo
the ono mouns'.of bringing mombors of nil nationalities In
closer band, nnd oach and ovory one woiild bo nblo to
tako up the samo paper, and Intelligently follow what Is,
to their united Interests, Alrondy arrangomonts havo
boen mado with Mr. J. W, Bennett, of tho Scranton Correspondence Schools, to tnko tho management of the
paper, aud I feel most confident thnt ho will bo ablo to
satlBfy tho requlromonts of our momborH In ovory dotall.
I would point out Hint In August last yoar a tiro
occurred at Coal Crook, Fornio, B. C, whleh dostroyod
tlio homoH of 13 families. Wo, us District Offlcoi'H, wero
Hoon on tho ground, nnd gavo all tho help in our powor,
and distributed $082.00. An nppenl for help on behalf
of thoso fnmllios, oh some woro burned out In tho previous
flro at Fnrnle In 1908, was sont out to tho varlouo locals
in this District, and I wish to suy that only throo Locnls,
viz,, Hnllovuo, Mnplo Loiil and l'nhHbut'g, responded tn
that npponl,
I cannot concludo this report without, snylng thnt I
am ono*of thoso who deeply limiont tlm loss our movomont Iiiih Himinlnod llirough tho untimely dontIj of Hx*
ProHldoiii V, II. Shormnn. I think fow men know his
ambitions In life bettor than I. I knew him ns n fenrloHH
louder of men, and to mo also ns a pnrsonnl frlond, hut
death Ih a broom thai hwooph nil nwny. Wn, ns dole-
givloh nnd iiieiiiboiH of DlHtrlct IH, iiuihI nt nil tlniOH remember that ho left uu old mother In his native lund; a
widow und m.vnn chlldron, one nf whom Is blind, in Canada to mourn his loss. To tluini wo Hhould act I lie-unlit-
fully und with klndnoHH. It will bo for this convontlon to
cuiihIiUii* stops regarding their woIMiuIiir, Bponklng for
nivintf T would titfrt tn «no som-Mblnc done wnrfbv nf tin-
It Ico, ho that, tho piiHKor-hy will be nblo to know whom his
remains nro laid, It Is to my mind tho lenst wo cnn do,
With regard tb tho sociillei) All-Cniindlnn Union, I
would point out that this Ss now iioii-oxIhiciu. .Much
cimllt Is dun to OrKnnUor A. C. Hrovoy for the pnrt he
hns plnvod In this. As von nr** nil nwniv this watt n
Union stnrlcil by n Slavonian, and was composed chiefly
of fowlgn-Bponklng brothers, Thoy took exception to
thn Unitod Mlno Workers, nnd clnlmod It wns uhoIohh to
thom, huiico tho birth of UiIh now Union. Bro. A. C. Hrovoy by his enrnostiiosn and pnlnstnldnx work did much
to remove the fnlso ImprOKsiouH thnt had arisen nbout our
orgiinl/Ht Imi,
I mlBht. sny thnt I havo been allowed by tho opnrnt.
ors in Knsltiiteh'pwnti. to outer Hie mlm-H, und ".ilsn in thoi
Northorn pnrt of Albertn, viz., tho Kdmonton district. I
hnvo nlso ontored tho' mlnos nnd studied th'e condition*
In Mnplo Leaf, Ilulluvus, Coal Crock, nunkhend, Mlchol,
and Lillo.
VICE-PRESIDENT'S  REPORT;
To the Delegates Assembled in Seventh Annual Convention, District No. 1*8*, Uhit-ed'Mihe--Workers-of America: ,. '
Greeting; In accordance  with*, tlio- provisions*, oft' the"
Constitution, ana" with tlle regular custom, I desire to
submit to you, and through yoiv to tho-members of*our
organization, the following report' aft' my- work- as   Vice-,
President of District 18'..      ,             "                       ,.    *
I deem It unnecessary to enumerate tlie* various deputes that have, occurred*, and' which liv different' plkoes*
I have taken part In adjusting, as these 'a'r-o generally
known In the places affected", and would not'add'anything
by being retold.. '
At the time I" was called on* to* occupy an* official" position In the organization," the memberaxwliix were ,em'-
ployees of ihe- Western Coal' Operators Association;   as*..
well as a number of the-members In the*-Tabor:'fifel'd'liad
been on strike; for about three' months,.
When,I arrived lit Fernie, negotiations-were* under-
wa'j; between the Officers- of District1 IS], and1 the' President,of the Operators Associatiom but these were*, broken*
off without settlement, and' r proceeded toi Taber, to^nego'-
tlate agreements with companies- in' that fiel-d' wlio- were'
ready to sign; up, and* whlUs' there, filial- settlement was-
made with the Western Coal Operators* Association-..
Taking into consideration- the dissension' that was- occasioned   by that struggle;, and' tha' bitter.- fight that was:
carried on, not alone by ex-members, but also- by part ofthe Press, our position at this time; so'far* as-membership'
is concerned. Is very satisfactory.
Since taking office*,. V have takem part, in- tli-* making
and signing of, either in.company with- one-of the District
Officers, or with 'Locar Committees; ten- different agree-,
ments, four- of these being in the' Edmonton field*. I have-
also visited, at least once,.and in many cases; much oft-,,
ener, all locals In the District, with the'exception of those .
in Saskatchewan and North Dakota..
Regandin.'g tha Edmonton! field',, a* few word-, of explanation will not be out of place here, and I would suggest
that this Convention lay down, definite; Instructions to its-
officers, relative to the carrying on of the work of organization i„ this; as welT as; other- outlying fields. Around.
Edmonton there are about twenty companies,, alt aperat- ■
ing on a small scale, and practically air of them heartily"
antagonistic to any organization of their, employees.   Be-".
.inir. n__lniTi_f__'Hrt_rtrt_T_'_ ia,TA __»■_ aj^*H/i*aTT*«/_oiT__+_r__ .n_-Ir*'£i«*__ilAcsa	
- iii(3~u"uviuLuviu~wui-Livji'i,'i|-^j/i uvutiuitj — mxii vu\j- tut»vij ~vtuw_ —
down in the Spring, to be reopened in the Fall, making It
necessary, li we are totry and keep- any organization
there, to send fn organfzers every Fall.
This-,, hi addition to strike relief that has been Issued,
has caused the District to expend there considerable
more money than: has been receired,. and for some time at
least the same state of affairs Will prevail.   ,       ■ ,    '
While realizing that we must push the work of organization ftertneir aileldf In order to protect the men already organized, I cannot see that our present position
warrants us ln continuing to expend largo sums of money
in this direction, as has been done In the .past. (i
W_il_ in Edmonton I took up,In goneral,way, with
tho Hon. C. W. Cross, several matters affecting our Interests, and among othor thfngs discussed tho.possibilities
of getting legislation that would mako tho giving or receiving of bribes, or the demanding of such as a condition of employment, a criminal offence. Since thon I
have had correspondence of a moro or loss encouraging
nature, but have no guarantee that it will bo acted on at
thla- Session. 7   -,'
I also forwarded to Edmonton a copy of a bill drafted
by Bro. F. C. Gosslor, relative to tho establishment of
Rescue Stations in tho various mining districts of this
Provlnco. In vlow of the fact thnt ro mnny Accidents
havo occurred In tho United States In which many lives
have been lost that could possibly havo beon saved by the
use of rosctio apparatus In tho hnnds of trained mon.
nnd In view of tho fact that wo aro liable to hnvo similar
accidents occur hero, this BUI should rocolve tho earnest
consideration of nil tho members of tho Albortn loglsla-'
turo, and to that, ond that thoso Important matters may
rocolvo proper attontlon, I woiild suggest that his Convention potltlon thoir roprosontntlvos to glvo them duo
consideration nnd support,
Anothor mattor that, will morlt your consideration,
and ono that promlsos to bocomo moro ncuto, If not. do-
finitely docldod, Is tho question of handling ensos that
havo to bo fought through tho Courts, I mention this
matter because ln some degree \ hnve been connected
with It, Our prosont legal ndvlsor In Alborta (Ioob not
apponr to bo giving Hiitlsfnctlon to tho momborshlp, nnd
somo tlmo ago I took tho matter up with Mr. Mackie of
Kdmonton, and havo slnco rocolvod two lottors from him
on thc subject. However, he did not In his correspondence npponr to clearly undnrHtund thn position, and I
would stiggOHt that thoso lottors bo rofnrrod to tho Commlttoo for conHldoratlon. -.*>
Trusting thut tho dnllhorntlons of thla Convontlon
mny ho producllvo of much good to our moinhoi'H,   nud
hoping Hint iih ii result wo mny bo yot nonror lo onr.
gnnl, I nm. yours for a HiieeosHful Convontlon,'
C. 8TU0D8.
| Manufacturers of and DealT
I    ersln:all.kinds of Rough=
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u& your orders:
SECRETARY-TREASURER'S REPORT
muled In reorganizing tlio mon nt Taylorton.    f found It j       1 cannot concludo without thanking* my colleague* j
To the Officers and Members of the   Seventh   Annual
Convention, now Assembled, DLUrlct  18, U. ■*•/, W.
of A.
flrootlng! In siibmllllng iny first. Annual Roport to
you, nnd through you to tho 'mombors of tho   District
UIKitliUilllull, 1 l-.'hj.-jcll-ill) Uinllu (O lolillin.'lit on tins
a'lw.-t- cirUdUltrii nllh which 3 mm ci/ufivuU.'i} when
Inking offlco.
I am fully nwnro of tho embarrassing circumstance-*
In which my prodeceHBor was plncod owing*1 to tho flro
which took nlnco nt Fornio In Augimt, 1fl08, nnd dostroy-
x,.,i,  i,.&\ \,\&,,$   ■ii.t:   'it kAiiV m* K\,\:  ^otot.s. i»'C,4v.t,„i.p,  tiu su.-'
District, yot mnkln**** nil duo allowance for i»«mo, I wsh
moHt cortnlnly confronted with a situation which could
not ho said to bo ono of tho most doalrahlo. For throo
months tho books (whnt there woro nt thnt tlmo) bolnn
hi tho hnnds or tho Auditors, and through somo causo of
dlsputo which oxlstod botwen tho late ox-Prolsdont F. If.
Shermnn, nnd my predecessor, ,1. A, McDonald, I waH
nimble tn not priKNOHsInn of thom. I rnoroly montlon this
«s I ihlnk It only justice to myself and tho merabomhl*?
i lu general that I should do so.
A* you are doubtelss aware, our flnantial standing
I hatt, even from thc Inception of our organization In thlt
jlMmi.ct, never been a very favorable one.    At no tlmo
ROYAL
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Ferule's Leading Commercial
aud Tourist House   .
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KENNEDY & MANGAN
Lumber  Dealer
AH kinds of rou-j-h iuul dt-iwHcd lumbal
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JOHN B. WATSON
Chartered Accountant, Assignee** Liq-
-    .uldator and Trustee;    auditor to
the Cltlea of Calgary and Fernie.
CALGARY, ALTA.
P. O. Box 308
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iConHnufd on \t.xnv  i)
Agonts or tho Dominion Coal
co. «( cup-j iirciou »\. n„ aro
nt work li-vJui' lo im]ui-o jjjJjj*
ors of Wllkosbnrro nnd other
anthraclto mlno towns to ro
thoro nnd senb, District and
local officers should oxort
themselves to provont them
Iroio securJiiK nny men for
such purposo.
A striko has been on In Nova Scotia and at thein mlnos
slnco July 6 with overy prospoct of winning.
Don't go thoro and try to do-
font your brothers who nro
fighting for the right to organ-
Uu uud IttiUkii' cuiulllloim of
omploymont.
Stay away. Due notico will
bo given In these columns
whon tho strike- Is woo, labor papers, please tony.
-ii- ■
■Ml THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,    B. C.  MARCH 12 1910
PAGE SEVEK
Wholesale Liquor ©eater
Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and:Shoes
i '        ^
Gents' Furnishings
BAKER  AVENUE
BRANCH  AT  HOSMER,' B.C.
1 A complete line of samples of
Fall Suitings and
Overcoatings
Worsteds, Serges
and Tweeds
Up-to-date Workmanship
Moderate Prices
J.C.KENNY
All things are equal biit try our
And you will think otherwise
We carry the world famous
Imperator Hams
and Bacon
\ •        t
Pure Lard & Butter
Fresh Eggs
Calgary Cattle Co.
Phone'56
100 tons of good
Upland
Baled Hay
W. E. Barker, Cayley, Alta.
Feniie-Fort Steele
Brewing Go., Ltd.
i
Beer
and
Porter
Bottled Goods a Specialty
(Continued from page 6)
'has the District .haen in a position that .would warrant
any aggressive attitude toward ,the Operators, without
.the support of .our parent body, nevertheless, it is a fact
■that the 'strikes, whether right or wrong, that have been
.inaugurated In this "field, have mostly been carried on
-through our own resources!
'The -finances .-are far tram what-1 would ,like to be
table fo report; but-1 fchinli considering the, extraordinary
•expenditure in which tlie District has been involved, that
we can congratulate .ourselves ,that we are not in a more
.critical position,- -especially -when our receipts have been
(curtailed to such an extent by the non-payment of dues
and assessments, during the*greater part of the year, by
•tine of the largest Locals in the District.
"Referring "briefly to Fernie Local 2314, I might say
that, the District Board in April last, decided to accept
shares In the Hall which this Local was building, in payment of dues, which they -were owing to the District, and
■sinoe that time they are owing for six months dues, and
one month's assessment, so you will readily see that had
Fernie Local been in a position to meet their obligations
lo the District, that there would be considerable difference In tho Income for the past term.
Tlie receipts and expenditure for the past year are as
follows: • ' "   '    .    ,
Balance on hand, January lst, 1909, $5C3.01. Receipts
from all sources. $54576.60.
.   Disbursements, $53164.07, balance on hand, January
1st, 1910, $1975.54. -  *
,    ,, Receipts ,
Per Capita from Locals (, $ 8431.40
Defense Fund    -......!..;........*,...  21069.60
Assessments .>  ..,.'......:..\  12909.80
Supplies '.'...1  70.75
District Ledger   280.20
Fernie Fire Relief Account   "....:  1129.25
Trust Funds ." -:   538.60
Loans  Repaid :... 125.00
Charter fees. from Organizers .. ? .'...".. 22.00
Donation from International   ! '.■* 10000.00
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ROMA HOTEL
Dining; Room and Bed* under
New Management,
First class table board
Meali 25c,   Meal Ticket! $5.00
BANQUETS CATERED FOR
Rates $1.00 per day
ii. iiu-ju-uiuii, uimiitf Komu i,%$t.
■*jr**i(*******ii*ickiiiti(ii******
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| Fernie .Dairy |
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FJIRSH MILK
delivered to nil
jwrts of tlio town
Binder** 4* Verhactt Brother*.
PrcprUtort
$54576.60
Balance'on hand Jan. lst, 1909.:<■....  . 563.01
-.,-. > $55139.61
*,       Disbursements
Relief and Donations ** :. .* $24202.44
Salary and expen. Dist. Board Officers  6688.84
District Ledger  7503.48
Fernie Fire Relief ..*.'.'  1533.25
Loans Repaid    7 .*'.  900.00
Loans .' ..:  50.00
Trust   1 ....:..  500.00
Miners Hall (Fernie)   .......  2608.20
Stenography and printing  949.15
Law and Solicitors"  602.15
All other expenses not above enumerated  -7626.56
"Whilst dealing with ihe membership question, permit me to poinf out to you the large amount of exoneration which was of necessity granted, owing to the -dispute
in existence during the months of, April, May and June.
The .following Locals, comprising almost half of our mem-
.bership, were exonerated'for these months:
Hosmer (2497);, Coleman (2633); Lille (1233);. Hillcrest (1058); Bellevue (431); Passburg (2352); Lethbridge (574); Royal Coll. Lethbridge1 (2589; Taber (1959);
Cardiff (2378); Canmore (1387); Bankhead (29); Maple
Leaf (2589)* two months; .Merritt (2627); . Middlesboro,
(872.)'   "
The following Locals have been organized:   , '•
Edmonton (2388). •,   ''■
■ Lethbridge (1337.)."'
Blairmore (2163).   '       >-"
Frazer Flats, Edmonton (1329).
Edmonton (2155).
Carbondale (2227).
Cardiff (279.)
Regarding some of these Locals, they have been organized for some months, and havo never paid .any
dues.
Local 2178, Diamond City, has been reorganized.
Local 2540 Edmonton, was reorganized for a period
of two months, but has since been abandoned,
Local 2648, .Taylorton,,Saskatchewan, has been reorganized, and at the present time there is every prospect
of an increasing membership in that District.
The.following Locals have been abandoned:
Merritt (2627). ' -a
Carbonado B. C. (2688). ■
Strathcona (2548).
'Edmonton (2655).
Middlesboro (872).' '      .   .
Woodpecker (2299).   '
Strathcona (2618).      , " •   *    , '
Relief
, In dealing with this question, it will be necessary, to
again point out to you the untenable financial position
in which we were placed, when the suspension of work
was declared under the Western Coal Operators Association. Not, having funds to fall back on, we were compelled to make the best possible arrangements considering
our position, with the result no doubt that the advantages
were much against us. If we had been In a position to
have paid cash for the supplies, and run our own commissariat department, it is only reasonable to suppose
that the members would have had a larger supply for the
same amount that was expended. I think before a strike
is declared that effects a great number of our members,
it would bevwise to" know more definitely in the future,
where the support is coming from!! Before passing the
subject over, I beg to submit a general statement regarding the cost of the strike, etc.
The following was the census as received by me, on
April lst, of those affected by the strike.       ' ',
Number  of  men .'     1872
Number of women      516
Number of children ..." *".  1027
•
Balance on hand January I,
'          ..    53164.01
1910 '     1975.54
.             . $55139.61
„In_concIudiriff_tbeso_bfief-statementsTrelatlve-to re*-.
ceipts and expenditures I would point out to you that the
Auditors reports which are sent out from time to timo to
the Locals, give an itemised account of all monies received and expended. Therefore I do not think that at thin
time It is" necessary UTgivo a more detailed account. I
would,, however, point out,to you,that these auditors' reports do not include some liabilities of an extensive nature, respecting accounts owing to Messrs," Eckstein &
McTaggart, of Fernie, of .$1050.00; Cormack & Mackie,
of Edmonton, $1127.11, and W. C. Simmonds of Lethbridge
for solicitors cost's, etc.,* in contesting compensation
claims on behalf of the members of our District. There
Is also the amount standing to credit of the Fernie Fire
Relief, $1223.80. This amount, I would suggest, be turned over to the District account, considering our financial
position, ' ".
Receipts from Locals for Year 1909
Local    No.       Por Cap,
Bankhead 29 ....702.70
Bollovuo 431.... 390.80
Blairmore 2163 . 15.60
Canmoro 1387... 359.80
Carbonado 2688. 120.60
Ciirhondulo 2227 4.20
Cardiff 2378 .... 35.90
Coleman 2633 ... 689.20
Corbin 2877 .... 105.50
Edmonton 2540 , 8.80
Fornio 2314 ...1285.0Q
Frank 12011 .... 367.10
Frazer F'tn 1329 10.20
HJllcrOBt 1058.. 307.00
Ilosmor 2407 ... 523.70
Koniiuu-o 2850 .. 57.80'
Lothbrldgo 574.. 447.80
Lillo 1233 ..... '1139.80
Mnplo Leaf 2589 07.40
Morrltt 2020 ... 4.20
Mlchol 2331 ....2011.00
MlddlOBhoro 872. 84.30
PftHHlnirg 2352 .. 28.00
llocho P'coo 2072 5,80
Royal Coll. 2589,   02.00
Tnbor 1959   274.30
Tnbor 102    (11.20
Taylorton 2IM8. 4-5.00
Tnylorton 2510., 1,00
Woodpecker 2299     9,40
Total  77 .. .* .... I     3415
-Total amount expended on Relief  ~. $37195.06
Total amount paid  ." 1  24056.49
t
The Home of Good
D. Fund Aasosa Supp. Total
1756.75      12.00 2471.45
977.00      1367.80
39,00     54.60
899.50   1259.30
301,25 22G.00   047.85
10.50  14.70
88,70  50 - 125.10
1723.00   2412)20
263,50 94.05," 9.00 472.05
22,00  .,..' 30.80
3213.50 4007.90   9165.40
010,75 1503.10 31.75 2813.00
40.50  '  50.70
'707.58   5.50 1080.00
1310.60   1834,30
143.60  41.75   243.15
1114,50   1502.30
849,50   1189.30
, 167.r.0   234.00
'10.60  14.70
5028.50 6272.00   4.00 13315.50
213:60      207,80
70.00    	
13.00    	
K.8.70         5.00
G85.75       7,75 	
153.00 07.20  ,1,00
112.50
2.50
23.50
2.00
08.00
18.20
220.30
007.80
312.45
167.50
3,50
31.90
8431.40 210(19.6012900.80 70.75 42681.55
Tho following Ih (hn nvcriiRO membership of ench Local during this term:
Local Av, Membenhip
Hani-head  ,	
Dellcvuc 	
Hlnlrmoro	
Canmoro	
Carbonado	
Cnrbpndnlo  , ,
Cnrdlff 	
K^iitirUUm**        *********************
Cnrt.ln         	
Edmonton   	
2314 Fornio	
1263 Frank    '.	
-11120 Frnzor Flnta 	
No.
29
432
2163
1378
2088
1007
wt. w I
2378
:P77
or.lft
*_il
217
39
225
67
21
30
22
042
167
15"
2497A
- 28M\\
67-17)
1233
2589
2629
2:131
872
2852
2672
_>S»
1953
102
264S
2:-id
2299
Hoamcr	
Konmaro 	
LethbrldKe .' .'...
Lllto 	
Maplo Umt	
Morrltt   ".	
Mlchol	
Mlildloat-oro	
I'Aftaburg	
Roche Percee 	
Royal Collieries, Uthbrldgc
Taber  -	
Tali^r 	
Taylor-ton	
Taylorlon 	
Woodpecker   	
180
29
237.
212
37
21
838
140
20
13
,'!,>
152
3ft
r.e
r.
23
Balance owing lst January, 1910...:  13jL38i57
' This Strike account is itemized and.included in the
Auditor's Report, from-which fuller details can be. ascertained. „
Strikes
You are fully, aware of the strikes,that have taken
place during the past year, and I do not see that any good
purpose can be- served by going into the merits or demerits of these, as they were fully covered by the Special
Convention held'in Fernie on the 12th and 13th of April,
1909, and in Frank on 12th July, 1909, and' also by the
District Board and Scale Committee.
We must not, however, lose sight of the fact, whatever may be the opinion at large, that'we were compelled
to accept the Inevitable, nnd make the best terms possible under the circumstances for a settlement which
would save us from an Ignomlnous defeat.
Organizing
Tills Is a question which no doubt will be covered In
tilo President's and Vice-President's reports, but it is duo
to mo to commont briefly on the situation, During the
greater part'of 1908, the International were sending Into
this district tho sum of $400 per month for this purpose.
This was discontinued ln November, 1908. Since then,
however, Edmonton and Saskatchewan Districts have
boon organized partly by the District Officers, and tho
International Organizers. Whether you think that we
should continue to spend monoy In these fields is a matter for your consideration, after having hoard the other
officers' reports,'
Cherry, III,, Mine Disaster
In alluding lo this almost unparalleled disaster In
lho mining Industry, which occurred In November Inst,
thoro Ib nolnngiiiifjo strong enough that would adequately
express our feelings on tho wilful nnd criminal noRllgenco
which brought about Hiieh a disastrous state of affairs.
It Is duo lo uh, not merely ns members of the Uniled
Mlno Workors of Amevlca, hut as. Individuals, to try and
recompense those who aro left behind tn mourn, nnd
faco llio Btrugglo for oxlHteiico, nnd with thnt ond In'vlow
I think this Convontlon Bhould mako a grnnt from tho
District Treasury, which will help to allovinte tho dlstresH
of theso dependanth.
The Offlceru' Mission to the International Convention
In inking up this tnnttor, It In perhnps OHsontlnl that
It, should ho clearly understood Hint wo had ln view tho
probability of gmtlng flnnnclnl noHlHtancn that would on-
ablo ns to free nursolOH from tho ncuto flnnnclnl position
In which wo nro now placed, and further to carry out tlin
liiHli'iictioiiH hIvpii nt our IiihI Aiuiunl Convention, to make
application on behalf of Fornio Local Union for n loan
Hiifflclot to plnco thom on n financial hnnls.
Not having an opportunity to meet tho Nntiuunl
Ilonrd whilst tho Convxcntlon wan In hchhIom nt Indian-
npollH, wo were compelled io go to Toledo In order to
mako our appeal. President Powell, Vloe-Prca. Stubbs
and tnynolf appeared boforo tho Hoard, and prewentod our
clnlms at. InnRth fnr their coimldorntlon, and tho result
wan an folio wa: Tlio Executive Hoard loaned the District
$5000,00, hut rofiniod to I'Vtend any HHiilHliincL- In Pernio
Local,     TnkhiK Into consideration tlio fact thnt Pernio
i«ui<>i into <iOi  uccJ, tih'iv io tH-suilim- ■< iu..ii m nwl   tut ,
their Indi-bti'fliii"** li> tlje Dlrtrlet, It will bo ,\ -matter tor
your t'otiHldorntlon hh lo whnt menus nh«ll be adopted to
moot onr pronont liabilities, ns our creditor* nre presidni*:
for payment of thoir neenuntn.
District Ledger
t  , . .,,     . ,  ,       ,, •»*,!    1. 1 .-,■ -.    . *   r*,l   .   i    .
k.l.   lv.^..*..-.l,l,.U.h     ^4_..    .,!«.„■,   * ..'-    I....'. »**»    -^    B'*'-    '-i**     .*...-..   ■■
18, I wish to remind you that tho Convention held throo
>_nr» ago In Lothbrldgo, decided lo purehiuio tho plant
and biiHlnoHH of The Fornio Lodger, thon owend by I). V.
Mott. Thore Is no doubt thnt nt all tirm« thin paper hns
boon a weapon In our hands, nnd ban been lined Jarj',oly
for lho purpose of eiiucntlng and placing boforo the* mem-
box* of District 18 our poult ion. The qu- stlon, |iowi-v«-r,
thnt I wish to donl wllh Ih the fliinnelnl poMtlon nnd man-
nRomMit of thnt jmj.er. I may any ihnt iho plant we nro
now In powu-sfdon of nt thin time Is not r-nulvalcnt to the
money that ha» boi-n expended, plus the oiii*i»iwllnn bill**,
thnt by reason of the fact thai the plan' originally pur
rhanz-d had tn bt- replaced j-horily afler, whl-rh cxlra plani
waa awept away by tho fire that occurred in August, lao*.
Letter Heads
Bill Heads
Statements
Envelopes (all sizes)
Business Cards
Visiting Cards
Memorial Cards
Society and Club Cards
Ball Programs
Wedding Stationery
Book  Work
This office carries tlie largest stock
"' of stationery in the interior    *
i
District Ledger
i
I
unable to recover tho lnsurnnco. This leaves tlie position ut tills time to bo thnt. the ledger plant Is an entirely new investment, and reprcHenta what monies have
been placed to Its credit by tho District, as well as outstanding accountH. «
The following la n flnnnclnl statement as glvon by tho
Auditors:
s Debit
To oxponKo account   .' $2298.52
To  wage**, nccount
To Stock Account ..
To Correspondence .
To Insurance	
To Interest Account
7072.88
2340.88
r.r.o, 39
303.75
491.(10
$1300.1.37
Credit
Ily Ada. Job Work nnd NowHpnpcr Sales $1:1158.49
Hy  Subscription  Acct  ,1..,     280.25
Uy Holnuco (Lous)       218.01
Late Ex-President F. H, Sherman
Al. the requoHt of Fornie local, an nppenl wnR sent ■
to all our Locals In the District, asking thom to render n«
far as possible, flnnnclnl assistance to the widow nnd
children of our late respected I'rcftidcnt. This npponl
hns ho'for boon met In a most gonorou's Hplrll. by tho majority of tho LociiIk, You all know the position In wliich
.Mrs, Sherman Is placed, nnd'It is unnoccHKiiry for mo to
elaborate, on the needy clrcumstuncos of the caso In which
you hnvo boon solicited to glvo your support, llorowllh
you will find a list of amounts rocolvod by mo up to ilnle,
and I thinlO this Convontlon should decide ns to what
milliner I IiIh fund should he uppropriitted.
$i:it;fl;i,.i7
Astets
..' $:i.r»77,!i;i
 '407S.O0
'"I *tr.
.....I.  II...   ......   ..«,.»>> 4.U.H.J
Fixtures    461.50
      73,3(1
I'limt and Ontfll    iri!i.is.r,ft
AceoimtH Roe.'ivod   4S22.21
Stock on hand
Inmirnnce Claim
Cash on Hand
Olflco Furniture
Motnl Account
und
$28980.M
Liabilities
No,
•ihitt)
2407
1233
431
1387
29
102
25*10
574
1959
2S29
2033
233 (
Local i       Amount
Ki'iimare    , $    'ill,Oil
Hosmer ,,.,,    278.00
Lillo     121,!MI
I telle vim 	
Cnn ni ore	
Ilniikhoiid
Tnbor 	
Kdmonton ,,,.
LothbrldKo ...
Taher 	
Mnplo Leaf ,,
Ccileinun  	
.MIchH 	
l-'Hi-nd 	
Mr.   Ki'lcHinrm
25(1,00
511,00
12(1,25
.17,00
1,20
14(1.00
Ml, 15
311,00
i*,;.s,(io
it.YI.OO
Min
llll,!"!
$2624.80
Wiihout wIhIiIiik tn he ckoiIhiIiiiI, I dilnk It Is only
profier thai I Hhould allude to the cxi-eptloniil position In
whleh I hnve boon placed slnco inkliiK office. Our Into
Kx-I't-'Hideiit, P. II. Hhorman, never nt any tlmo dnrlnu
,i,i,,   ,tf,»  i ,(,... t,   .  , i ...,i ,,i     ;; j1.". :   '       '.I'.
dntti'ii v.'htrb tniiM liv vlilno of b\* f.ffln- Ti"ff'""nvi\'.' iV*
volve upon lilm, loft m<. on mnny oieimlonH lu die position
of havliii: to take action, without <onmiltliiK my .'olli'iigiU'i**
and if my judgment Ihik hei>u In error on nnv mullein, I
miiHt auk your IndtilRonro, nn you roiiHrlentloiiHly   know
lll'll   ItlM..   M-li   Ti,i-i.i,   «'l,f,II   tlili  1,/..-*!    ,,r  ti *t-,t,,,l   , tt..i-l.i ,1.,
Itot  V.'oi'li out to lhe IX'Ht cud.
Ill eoiirlii.slon I dehlre to (brink the ini!inl)rr*hl|i of mir
ui'Kanl/nilon  for iheir expression of roiifMciue. by r»-
lidnk overdraft   $41«0.3«
■nm 11, , . .      C'1*1, '!''
AccrmniM T'nvnhle   •U'-'i.-'m
$HC«3.0.*i
Ilefore concludini*: this nintter 1 must refer you to tlm
cliaiiKo of triisteos avid Mnnn-Komeiit rommltieo of Tho
111, irlfl    t tuit'i."   nn'1n»r   in   Itu,   itm-i'i'-fi   nt   T.'v Ti,-,.i trl/.i.i
Blieimiui, nnd the replacement in office of J. A. McDonald
by rnyfiolf. At tho lnist !)l»trlrt Hoard mectlm?, I'realdeiit
W. II. I'owell, A, .1, Carter nml T. Wkp* were appointed
nc TriniteoH nud Management Conimlttee. Arrnni;»*?meij(ii jelefiini? riwi a w-ooml li-nn hh Ke< rHflry-Treaiiiiivr of UiIh
hnvo boon mndo Tor tho three members to tnko over the • Hint iht, and I take thin opportunity of oxiendliiR to you.
iniMM'Blilp, hut have not nt. thlsdriie Ixon completed. |thi-lr r.pn«eniBi(veM. tbi« ivideiKo of -Krntltude. My of.
On iho U'lh of Februnry \V. S. Stanley handed In loin'ini i'H'i *'|ih*i*'**-*'* i<l»ti"i^-i.ijM* wnn my rolleiiKues jur-
ihe f'omtnin-'i' bin re«lf-;ni\1lnn iih Manager, and yonr ■ Ini*' >h- b'-ft year hnve ii.-en on tb- whol<> mont cor.llat.
{'onimltt^- I'hve already mnil" ni-rneu.-m.-niii with J. W, mnd I i:u:« thtu opportmitiy of evt.-i.(tint-; io t!i.*ni my
liennett, the Sernnlon Hchool Affent. to uikoeharKo of thej tbiniks for tln-lr valimlile iiHhlntnino and tln-lr mftiiy ivl-
p/tper, but -.xt- have not -ultislly con'J*.-.d'-d name.     Yon j d« n-*-*, td goodwill.
will, how*''*-*", have nn opportunity of l.i-.-trlnR Mr. He-ic [ Hopln--' ililx Coiiv--ittl-i.il will ftmompllsh In full lh*-
noli' heforf- tlib* -convention tliiM-i*, itriil Uini you will In- ipti-po*.' of It-, mil, and thut tin., vpltii of harniony and ioii-
al.te to expi-M* an opinion whether you think lhe Com-1 <on! may marl. t'» d« lib.-ratloiiH.
Hetpectfully tonmittcd,
A.J. CARtER.
This cawaed ua practleally a dead loss of an money ex j mittee lmvf ae»«l wliely in i-M-vttnr turn io fill   thlaj
ponded up fo that time, owine; to tho fa.-t that we were p-wHInn, I --.<).
■   •  I
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,   B. C. MARCH 12 1910
NO RECORDS
BROKEN YET
ROLLERS ARE MOWING AWAY AT
THE ELUSIVE PINS—PRO-
TEST ALREADY
SOME GLASSY GAMES
C. P. R. TIMETABLE.
c* Arrive Pernie
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 N°- 251
6.55                  FERNIE 11.05
7; 13                  HOSMER        ^ 10.40
7.25                  OLSON 10.32
7.50     '        „ MICHEL 10.10
Arrives Spokane 8.30 p.m.
Arrives Seattle 10.15 a.m.
The...new City ten Pin League , is
still providing plenty of excitement
for the rollers and spectators, and tho
way the wins are mixed up indicates
thai the end is not yet, and ihat, the
winners are not yet nominated. So
far the Clerks are a couple of lengths
io the good, with three wins, while
the rest are well bunched in the field,
with ' the Kootenays trailing a little
to the rear with no wins so far.
One protest is already in from the
Commercials, who claim that Stein-
hurt was off-color in lining up with
two teams, as he had played with the
Waldorf in a previous league gamc.d
On the face of It, and in the interests
of the welfare of the league, the case
should be dealt with at once. It is
clearly an infringment of the idea of
the city league to pass players around.
The City Daseball league landed well
- nigh on the rocks last summer over
the same questionable tactics, and it
should call for a big swat with the big
stick, and that mighty soon.
League  Standing'
" P. W.   L. P.C.
Clerks     3   3   0   1000
Dreadnought        2   2   0   1000
Coal" Company      2   1   1     500
,  Printers       2    1    1     500
Commercials ........    2    1   1 ■   500
Kootenays ' :"   2   0   2   0000
Waldorf     2,   0   2   0000
Burns...   .7 ,.    10    1   0000
The Dreadnoughts ,put a crimp into
the Commercials,chances on Monday
night to the extent of 164 pins. Steln-
■- bart was high at 472, while Hughe's
tacked up. 452 for the Comms. The
score was: *, -
-.'-.,  Dreadnoughts
...    152   147
Montpetit ......    124   146     95—365
2339
Coal Co.
Brown     145 124 162-431
Klauer ,132 142 153-427
Cunningham     .'.   152 115 122—389
Perry    '...»-108 i53 122—383
Tuthill     126 134 114-374
Ross      130 94 134—358
" 2362
Leaving the Coal Company 23 up.
The Printers sure got a special edition handed to them by the Clerks
on Wednesday night. Millard * has
been farmed out and McCutcheon was
tried out with good results. ' Dill, as
usual was therewith the long string,
and is certainly one of, the most consistent rollers In the league. " McCutcheon and Dill tied for high single
game at 169. This win gives the
Clerks three straights, and they will,
in their present form, stand some
beating.
For the printers only --Wallace of, the
Press, was in the 'Four hundred' variety, and even he is not rolling at his
last seaon's form. In the rest of the
bunch there was not much to chose,
and a few liberal doses of castor oil
and Grape Nuts would do no harm-
perhaps no good.
Printers
Wallace   ..,."..-..    139
Steinbart .
Macdonald
Covert  ..
Shaw	
Bruce   	
Clark  ....
133
150'
121
137
141
177
131
157*
167
lu6
173—472
130—440'
156—437
144—422
102—406
105—352
r—^_53S
Commercials
Hughes  ..
Wright ....
Olson   ..
Forsythe ..
Bllackstone
Gillespie   ..
. 171 156   125—452
. 156 132 °„123—411
. 124 134   "l50—408
. 114 146   125—395
. 148 98   118—364
. 91 120   124—335
2365
' Majority for Dreadnoughts 164
The score of the winners, 2539, is
the best aggregate score yet rolled in
the league ■   ,
The Clerks small total of 2257 was
good enough to put the Waldorf to the
bad on Monday night.. Mills with
421 played first fiddle for the hotel
cr.ew, whilo Dill with 485 handed in
tho big parcel for tho counter hoppers.
Waldorf
Kennedy  ..
Woodhouse
Whimster ■ .
Buckley  ...
McLeod  ...,
119
84
122
132
107,
145
113
163
129
115
123
Dill   	
McCutcheon
Harrington .
Sullivan  ...
_McS_wain_ _._._,
Clerks „ '
../169 139
.. 169' 134
.. 128 153
.. 103 ,132,
...    103.  132
r
147—431
147—379
120—367
97—348
82—329
89—319
2173
166—474
144—447
117—400
128—363
128—363
Wakefield
97     97  130—324
2383
So in cold figures the Prints were
walloped by 210 pins.
NOTICE
To Whom it May Concern:
' Take notice that I will not be Responsible for any debts contracted by
my Wife, Elizabeth King Dunlop tor
Climie.)
TH08. CLIMIE. , ,
Fernie B. C. March 5, 1910.
119
155-
-421.
Duthie  ..   ..
..,   102
107
125-
-394
Green
...    126
145
93-
-364
Armllage '...
.,    108
113
131-
-352
Meagher  ..
...    127
97
124-
-348
Goupoll  ..  .
..    101
Clerks
125
100-
-32G
2205
nm 	
170
17S-
-185
Sullivan .,.
.,..    128
157
133-
-418
Wakefield   .
.,    108
108
15(5-
-372
Harrington .
.   ..  "151
109
107-
-367
Meflwiiln ,.
....      95
112
10fi-
-313
Mlllnrd 	
...   ',,98
109
95-
-302
2257
By tho now fnmoiiH flRiirn of "23"
lho Conl Company staff cIiukuiI thu
Kootonay liners to tho top of their
fiolos. Twns anybody's gamo right
up to tho Inst, end, and the Jubilation
of llio winners wns fnr In oxcohh of tho
margin thoy won by. Pal CuuuIiik<
liiini grow iilmoHt nnotlior storey after
ii Hlollnr poi'fonniinco In picking off a
spiii'i*, considered bottwo Impossible,
Kluiior eriiwk'd over lho 400 mark,
nud Is now entitled tn u sont iu tho
elnirniod elrele,
Kootenay
Vote For
W.SC0TT
who believes in judicious expenditure without prodigality.'
1 -
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S A V E
Your    Job     Printing
orders  for  me.
JUST    A     MOMENT
^irop in and try a sample orde^
of Griffin's   Ham  or  Breakfast*
Bacon.   You'll jenjoy it.
Pay  Cash   and  Just  Smile
W. J.    BI/CJNiDISr,!,      Give i>s a, call
Crows Nest Trading Co.
General Merchants,,   ;
The   Store   of Good Values
V^' Agents- "Bell Pianos"
Sold on monthly payments
Will be open in a
few days in the old
Bank of Hamilton
Building, on Pellat
Avenue, Fernie; ,
W.  S. Stanley
A* + + + + A\* 4%. *. .# «. <  «* ♦♦ *+* ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦*<
\ 1850   to   1910
.     SIXTY   YEARS
*
of unparalled progress in the manufacture
of highest grade pianos has won for "Ye
Olde Firm" of Heintzman & Co. an international reputation. You can secure one
of-these famous, instruments at the most
reasonable price, and if desired, on easy
terms, at the _^
Victoria Ave.
Fernie, B.C.
i w
Fop Sale Cheap
9 Room all Modern House
'Lot 60 x 120 feet & fenced. Electric Light Fixtures, Hot & Cold
Water, also Bath. Owner will let
go at a bargain and on very reasonable terms.
Apply Box 161        Fernie
HEINTZMAN  PIANO   PARLORS
M. W. Elley, Dist. Mgr.    )
Grand Theatre Block, Fernie, B. C.
t
NEW
ARRIVALS
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Ladies &Ghildrens
White Muslin
Underwear
Corset Covers, Drawers
Skirts, Chemise, Gowns
FOR    SALE
7 Roomed House
A    BARGAIN
7 roomed house with bathroom,  lot 30  by  120,   on
MacPherson Ave.     Cash
$1650,   or  with   furniture,
complete, $1900.        Apply
S>palding'_ Studio
Victoria Avenue
New   Stand
With a Full Line of Men's Furnishings
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Mens Suits $5.00
Working Shirts 50
Dress Shirts 50c
"We carry "a compIetOhenot^^L^ies,=Ready-to=Weaf
7 ■ Shirt1 Waists, Underskirts, and Whitewear
■ . ■ -,;-*;■(, .-<■.
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Next to Wlffwam Candy Storo .
KEFOURY
Ladies Wash Princess Dresses
Lace, Muslin, Duck & Cords
■ u
Ladies Wash Coat Suits
o ' ■     ■■> -    "    -.
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Linen, Ducks & Cords
Noxt to Northorn Hotol
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BUSINESS   LOCALS
Always ready: ham sandwiches and
coffee at Ingrain's,
If you want help of any kind phone
CG: The East Kootenay. Realty Co.
Don't forgot the ensh discount • on
furniture at the Trites-Wood Co.
Soo the Eapt Kootenay Realty Co, ad
this week.     It moans money to you.
Hot toa or coffoo served at Ingrams
pool room.   , ,
Slovos, tho best In lho hud at tho
Trites-Wood Co.
Good Second Hand T-Ielntzman piano
for sale.    Apply Ledger Offlco,
Window shades, all sizes fiom Mc
oach up ul the Triton-Wood Co.
If you aro a particular smoker got
your smokes at Ingram's.
Buy your furniture and stoves at tho
Trites-Wood Co, Thoy soil the goods,
cnsli or credit.
Beef, mutton, pork, veal, hams, bacon, lard, eta., only of the very best,
Phone 41.
. For a good comfortable smoke get
Dorenbecker's brands. They aro
home product,
For wile: llell organ, piano caso, 11
stops, Apply Frod Miller, Md'liorBon
avonuo, north ond.
For Ruin: Ton ncros good land covered with tiniiiiriif! nnd coilnr, close In.
Apply Ledger office, lm
.lust, tlio tiling I'Mly in Urn morning
or lulu at night: a hot lunch nl lug-
ram's.
House to ll'iit: Thret; roomed rot-
liW, Riverside avenue, \V"Ht Ferule.
$10 per iiiniiili, Apply io -lost-pit I,,
Allen, ltp
ff, E. LYONS
Real Estate Insurance
Fire
Life
Accident
Plate Glass
TO MAKE MONEY
Invest in Western Canada
fammaaeami^maaa^ammmaammWammBW^ammmaaaamwm^a^mmmmm^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^—'^—~^m-——m~—-^^—^—-———-
I can offer you exceptionally
good values in Vancouver, Calgary and Lethbridge. Call and
investigate for yourself
Ctaldrens' Spring Coajts
Cashmere & Broadcloths
Agent Butterick Patterns
Trites-Wood Company
LIMITED
Fernie    P. 0. Box 31  I Henderson Block Hp Stairs
Mar. 21
S P R IN G
Summers Stock Co.
FREE
Your Portrait Enlarged
An offer never made before
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See for yourself what is offered you free.   Then
decide as you like.
We have the best values in Men's Furnishings,   Suits
made to measure from $16 to $30
  . i
■vnia-Ha_M_n_cMMMi
1! McBEAN   &  WAGGETT
Next Salvation Army Barracks
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Totnl OHHcta of over thirty million
doIInr« aro cntruntcd to tlio cuHtody
of tlin Brink of Hamilton*
Your Savings Account Solicited,
Prices: Adults, 25c
*   ■
Children 10c
J. R. LAWRY, Aflent
,i Fernie Branch
A (liiniillty of first cIiihh prairlo hay
for uulu »t it M-itMiiiiiMt! \iflcu. Apply
to J. II. McConUi-y, Cayloy, Alberln.
For will': Quiiili-r soction of first-
rlii»H lnnd within throoiitiIIcb of Pin-
j-Iiiir Ktiuion, AlliiTin (virRln noil.) Ai*-
j>ly I.cdi5cr.
Slioi* n-jialiiiiri biisliiew 'fti" **•'*'•—
SliiKcr UKU'Ulii'' and al! Ino-*,   ffrnt
claim opening. Apply Box 170, Clare**
I holm, Alta.
Flno French Mil sloven, Runrontooil,
new u.-'d.w.'ar. lmlr ijoofls. Tlio MIhsi-h
Kulor.
U >o» wnnt u Job M M 'l»ow' w*^
hnvr- nil kinds of Jobs ■wnltlitR. Kast
Kooti'imy llealty Co.
We si.'ll the Slwmlurd 8owIhr mn-
phliio. llm licut' In tho world nt n ,j>rli!*>
whicli menus ft bavlriK lo our custom
cu of from $10.00 to J28.00. nttmi* In
anil try ono at tbo Trlici-Wood Company.
.Vow wnlHts, hnd Bprlim sultH, latest
ntylri.    Tli<-> ^nMsi's KuW.
Olll noiinllnR Noubo. A comfortnblo
hoiiiu for thu Minor. Tullo bottid ?C.OO
por w<*ok;, monU 2fic; room nnd board
by tho moiilli, $23.50. All whito help. B.
Baylor nnd J, Ford, Propn. 2»p
To lleiu: CottnKo with bath, furnituro, stiiulcn, nnd curtains*, vango and
huatlnR wtovo for milo nt barnaln, Apply V. White, Coal Offlco.
ill I IJ
•*f>   m   Smt
SUITS   and
OVERCOATS
and up made to your measure.   The
latest New York and English
Cloth and Styles	
FAN 1 UrCt U m   NHXT PBRNlfe HQTtJL, PBRNIB
CLOTHES CLEANED, REPAIRED PRESSED
■I
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