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-Industrial Unity EistjStrengrtlv
Tbe Official Organ of »ia%"ict No. 18, 17. M. W, of A.
Political Unity is Victory
VOL. y.   No. 28
FERNIE,   B. C,  Fetl.nta.ry  12th,   1910
$1.00 a Year
■ **■*«.,
IV ' *■*
The   Operators   Try  to   En:
On Agreement
What looked vejy much like developing into a serious question' during
the last few weeks at Michel was settled- on Thursday to the satisfaction
of the men. ' "
It would appear that during" the
temporary absence ,of the" District Officers,' whilst attending the Internat-
-ional .convention- at Indianapolis) the
agent in the ..Land Department of. the
G. N. P. Coal Company took upon hlm-
-self to interpret the agreement, which
the. Coal Company and its .employes
are now working .under, in a manner
which suited.his own particular aims.
At li largely attended meeting in
Michelbn Thursday evening,-at which
District Secretary Carter was present,
, It was demonstrated in a most decisive
.manner that the miners did not intend
to allow either the land agent or any
other official of the Coal Company to
violate the contract without retaliation, "which can be shown in   Michel,
perhaps, a little stronger than in some
other camps.' '
This particular official of the Company saw fit to increase without taking into consideration what the men
may think of .the matter, the rents of
certain -houses, a matter of 50 per.
cent—not a bad stroke of business if
lie, could have made it stick, but lie
undoubtedly lost sight of the* other
side of the question, when adopting
such tactics, that is, would the men
stand for it;   '
'According to the feeling of the meeting there is,no room to doubt that.the
men will not permit any such conditions to be forced .upon them.    -  *  ' v
However, as previously'stated, the
matter has-been settled, and the Co.
state that where such'stoppages have
already been made, they will refund
the same. It is to be hoped that the
Company will be more discriminate in
the future-and not, desire to place a
false interpretation on any part of the
agreement. ,
♦ ■-   -"     ".'-%-'      '_-/ '♦'
♦ Miners will pljease stay away ♦
♦• from Bankhead as men are be- ♦;
"♦ ing laid off.     No use coming ♦
♦ here' looking for work. ♦
♦ ''■-. ♦
'Voiunteers^'Make   Brave'
Fight and Save
The Town
" NAKUSP, B. C." Feb. XO—A-disast-
. .*'
. rous fire-started here at 11.20 a.m. in
the block of buildings next to the Le-
land hotel, owned by Ogilvie & Mc-
Kitrick, and occupied by the Canadian
Bank,of Commerce, Llndsey Brothers
office, W. "Wagstuff's tin shop and J.
Crowell, carpenter.     The block was
"entirely wiped out by tho quick spread
of tho flamofl, and lt\,was only by the
.hard and incessant work of,a large
voluntoor bucket brigade that tho big
hostelry, tho Loland, was saved from
a like fato.
The origin of thc flro is uncertain,
but lt Is said to lmvo started from
olthor Ijlndsoy Bros.' offlco or Crow-
oil's shop from stovo pipes. Smoko
was soen on tho hill and whistles from
shipyard, engines and stonmer quickly
gavo tho alarm,'nnd 100 volunteers
Immodlatoly responded and sot to work
to save tho town, Efforts woro mado
to savo tho bank building but to no
avail. All tho contents, books, etc,
woro saved,
Horolc work waB performed on tho
hotol, and although lt actually had
caught on flro a continuous stream of
wntor quomthoil tho flnmos, Tlio
hotol furnituro wns thrown out and
somo damngo dono,
ExcltomonfwaH at a high pitch for
•ovor an hour until tho town's safoty
was assured, Thanks are especially
duo tho officers and mon of tho stonmer Kootenay, then at the dock, for
thoir nsslHtnnco In tho fight boforo
pulling out.
Tho Canadian Bonk of Commorco
Immediately oponod up busltioHH ovor
tho Rtroot In tho nftornoon. Tho loss
Is about. ?:i()00,# whloh Is partly covor-
od by liiHiirnnco,
, In'tlie-fight for the "possession of
the : RosJ'* Cup in- the city league the
bankersjwere rather easily handled by
the Cosj^ompany septette on Monday
night' ri-isfrife auditorium,.,. ,.*,Only a
handful.of spectators'payed the two
bit assessment .to Doorkeeper Corsan
and tho'y,7>vaitod: patiently some "25
.minut**- -bsfor-i*>=t*'ne^frai'no—wn ^started.-
Con "Whelan ."was master" of ceremonies and-the in the corral the teams
lined up: ""•*..'
Bankers     . ,      Coal Co.
Goal  *  '.
■tfodini-ater,.. ;,..,«:*$:.>
"   Point
Dill .....7 Kirkpatrick
Doran ... r 7 Gibson
Mason  -.  Edgcomb
Gallon    Meaghen
Left ,'
Ross  ,  Gates
Miller   Brown
Play started at 7.55 with a strong
rush on the part of tho financial forces, who, whilo thoy woro fresh, put
up a flno line of tho national wlntor
sport. They mado a number of unsuccessful, shots on tho goal of thoir
opponents beforo the coal barons got
thom sized up, Thoy howovor, got
their surroundings and carried tho
puck to tho lowor end of tho rink and
woro most BUccosBful in their efforts
to' koop lt In that ond of tho rink tlio
rem of tho evening, scoring three goals
beforo half tlmo and adding a couplo
moro to their tally In the second half.
--Froo Pross,
Toronto, Feb.*.* 11—Lying in a cot
ln a ward In the Toronto'General hospital surrounded by other patients, and
but a _ew feet from the table where
the nurse in charge'was sitting, Geo.
Bones, aged 21, stabbed himself to
death with a pair of scissors yesterday
Bonos was suffering from typhoid
fever and had been delirious for several days. Phlebitis, a complication
of the disease, had attacked his leg.
and it became necessary to dress the
affected part. About 4.30 p.m.* the
nurse ■ attended to the leg; While
she was working Bones got possession
of the scissors and managed to conceal
them under the clothes."'
When she left his side'to go to tho
table but a few feet away he grabbed
the sharp pointed instruments in his
right hand, threw the covers from
his chest and plunged it into his heart.
Then he. pulled the covers over himself and lay with the hand that held
the improvised poniard on the coverlet. -7
■ None of those-in the ward noticed
anything strange. They were' accustomed to see Bones move about and
mutter, and groan in his delirium, so
that his actions did not cause them to.
turn their heads.
Several seconds later the nurse got
up to walk through the ward. .When
passing the cot in which Bones lay
she noticed that the scissors were in
his hands. .Going over to him she
asked him,if he had been cleaning,his
finger nails with them but he did not
reply. '   0
Then she noticed blood on them
and hastened to examine the patient.
Seeing the wound she applied first aid
and called the doctors.- Their efforts
were of.no avail aiid Bones died at 6
o'clock.,,'--"-. -   '    *    ■
Bon'es,'„came to Canada from England'
.Anl,,_'nJ..,nn..  T^ „._ *. • ._ „_*_!, _
uinj— oi-^-j.^ci—a&vr^—r Ul — aumc-lliuc-lie"
was "in the employ* of A; G, Strathy,
100 Bgvefly. street, in the capacity of
man servant. He was taken to the hospital: January 10.
,, As far as is known he has only two
relatives, a brother._and'si8ter*in*jF<ng-:.
land.' ' .' '-.• ' ' *-' "•" - *"'7'1*
His sister's name Is Mary Bones,
and she lives in Crouch End, London.
Tho address of the brother is not
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Home     Bank    Manager
Manager Watched
And Gained
- 'jt
, WINNIPEG, Feb. 11—A double tragedy occurred yesterday when Henry
Schwartz, a German, aged 46, shot and
killed his wife at her homo 750 Stella
avenuo and then shot himself, .dying
Schwartz, who had been separated
from his wife for some time, only roturned from the old country last evening and1 tried to effect a reconcilia-
tion,' but failed.
Tlio Kootonia Nurser)" nnd Groon-
Iiouho Company Limited, of nnynos
Lnko, II. C„ hold Iholi' first gonornl
mooting under tliolr chnrtor In tlm
offlco of Mohhi*h. Horolimor & McDonald on Frldny morning, when tho following gontlomon woro unnnlmouRly
oloetod dlroctoi'H of tho corporation,
nnd to fill tho .various off Icon:
Sherwood Ilurelininr, Prosldont,
U. Ilondlng, \loo.pronldont,
,, Fred Adolph, Hoc-Treasurer,
Dr. Corsan and 12. H. II. Stanley, dl*
ro'.ion* i.n.l loiiiiiimei-men.
P, IJ. Lyons ■*■•'■• ui>i>o]2ili-d uiiiilUu;
and tho .lank of Hnmllton ndopt ed ns
tho Compniiy"H bank.
,Tho objects of tho compnny nro to
mipply thin olty nnd neighborhood with
froHh vop-'Mnl'lPH In tho nenrco senson,
ns wo]) «h blooms nnrt flowering plants
in non boh. Thoy hnvo 3*100 squaro
•foot of glass oroctod nnd hontod, ntul
will noon bo In tho mnrkot with oarly
BhnroH cnn bo subscribed for at tho
tlnnk nf Hnmllton or with nny nf tho
NKW YORK. Feb. 11—Mrs. Paulino
nrookB. tlm oldest, rniildont In Now
York cities, who hnd lived in three
centurl-?*, 1» dead at h*r homo htrc,
Sho was 113 year* old.
Mra, Brooks.novor wore Kinases and
hAd never been, nerlounly HI,
Services will bo hold as usual In
tlio Baptist church on Sunday, both
morning and ovoning, with Sunday
school and adult Dlblo class in tho
aftornoon. Tho subject for tho morning sorvlco will bo "An Enduring
Nnmo," nnd for tho ovoning at 7,30
"Doos God Sponk to Mo nnd How?"
Pastor Spldoll will bo tho spoakor at
both Horvlcos,. St nm gars will bo
glvon a hearty recaption. Tho male
quartotto of tho church will sing
"Tho Old Waysldo Cross," at tho ovon-
•ng pon Ico.
Brothorly Lovo Not Much
In Evldonco In This
Ono Instanco
A Boilous frucnH occurred1 on Hatur*
iluy niKlii in Uio Kuril*|im hou.uiiu-ik
on lho hill near tho 1:0Ico uvuiih Iii
which n mnn nnmod Mlk" Kownk wn*
no badly Injurod that ho now IIoh In
tho hospital In a precarious condition.
Tt   npponr«   thnt   thn   n'r>nniloit   ■n-in".-
brothor, Mnrtln Kosok, wiih abusing un
oldorly man in ono of tho shacks and
whon his brothor urgod him ,to desist
ho attacked him with n double edgori
axo. Inflicting torrlblo Injuries. Martin
Konok wnn on Mondny arraigned boforo Stlpondnry Mnglnfrnto Aloynn-
dor and wnn committed to Jail for H
days to await thn rcf-mltt* of wounds
which ho had Inflicted on his brothor.
Chlof Constnblo Arthur Sampson of
the local provincial polico prosecuted
the enno nnrt Shorwood Horchmor do*
fondod the nrensed.
ta-toftt enqulri-**** «• to the- -conditio:*,
of Mike KoHfk, the mnn who wnn rue
tip In tho fracas ou Saturday nljcht.
•howed that he waji dolnfr unlondlrtly,
Tho moving pictures at tho Fornio
opera houso those days are away above
the average, and the management aro
dosorving of much patronage, . The
house Is* well heated and the films are
not shaky, and therforo do not bother
tho oyos,
Mr. and Mrs, Sherwood Horchmor
gavo a masquerado ball this wook,
which wns, from nil accounts, tho best,
affair of tho kind ovor hold In tho
city. Tho costumes aro roportod as
bolng beautiful nnd varied. Wo rogrot that wo woro unablo to got a com-
ploto list In tlmo for this Issue,
,Top Scott, tho basoball pntontno,
nnd ovor smiling tonsorlal artist, has
movod with P. Armstrong Into thoir
now quarters ln tho Hotol Fornio
block, .lop and Frod with thoir assistants nro a hard pair to bont, and
whothor you want a sliavo, a smoko, a
gamo of pool or billiards, thoy will hho
you right.
, Mr.' W. C. B. Manson, for the past
couple of years, manager of the Home
Bank of Canada ln Fernie, has severed
his connection with' that institution,
and is leaving on Saturday ''evening"
for the east where he will take a few
weeks holidays.  -
Mr.'Manson has deservedly, enjoyed
great popularity during his residence
here, and a few of his friends joined
together. Thursday evening to bid him
bon voyage. Thanks to the hospitality, of Mr. R.' W.- Woodi who kindly
placed his residence iit the disposal of
the committee, it was possible to ca"r-
ry the affair out under very favorable
and pleasant circumstances. . An extremely recherche cold- collation was
served at about ten o'colck, and this
was, followed* by music and speeches
a very pleasant evening being enjoyed
by all pr.esent., •' - .
Mayor Herchmer occupied the chair
and tin behalf of "some of his Fernie
friends," presented Mr, Manson with
a gold watch, suitably engraved. The
mayor expressed in eloquent language
the regret felt' by all on Mr. Manson
leaving the city, and the hopes of all
that he would meet with good luck and
success in the future.    He referred to
LONDON Feb. 10—It is reported that. Lord Minto will be
succeeded as viceroy of India'
by Lord Kitchener.
Ford of Spokane, on Canada; Mr. Ban-
well, The Ladies. Mr. Winter of the
Bank of Montreal, Hosmer, and Dr.
Higgins of the same town, were present and their music contributed 'to
the enjoyment of those present and
the success of the evening, as did the
singing of Mr. George Stevenson and
Mr. Walter Harwood. -.]'
Among those present were His Honor Judge Wilson. Mayor* Herchmer, .1.
R. Pollock, .T. T. S. Alexander, R. W.
Wood,,A: B. Trites, Drs. Corsan,'j_on-
nell, Higgins and Anderson, H. W.
Herchmer, A. H. Cree, R. Reading, C.
B. Winter, Arthur J. Watson, N. E.
Suddaby. J. F. Rudnicki, JanVes McLean, F: C. Dubois, George F. Stevenson, F. C. La\ve, Jas. Johnston, W, B.
Harwood, Selwyn Banwell, Al4x. H.
Watson, T. H.v,Gallon, John • Adair.
W. S. Lane,' G. G. Moffatt, Fred Johnson, J. R. Lawry, G. I. B. Bell, L.* A. S.
Dack,' E. F. Amber'ey,- and Messrs.
Ford and King, of Spokane.   ,
Mr. W. C. B. Manson, late manager
of,the,Home bank, leaves for Toronto
today. On the eve of his departure
last night he was tendered a banquet
by,the members of^Ir. Alex. Watson's
batch,' of which he has been a member since its inception. Twenty-five
guests were present, Mr. J. S, T. Alexander occupying the chair. A1 jolly
evening was spent in speechifying, and
songs and recitations, and the guest
'of honor was presented with a handsome smoking set by the members of
the batch. Mr. Malison's retirement
from the management of the local
branch of the Home Bank is sincerely
regretted,' as he has enjoyed the, confidence of the business men as he has
that also of the-general public, and is
deservedly most popular with all the
people. ' After the toast to The King
had been'honored, Mr. S. Banwell proposed the'-stoast to the guest of the
evening,' which was enthusiastically
toast to. Mr, John"Adair, the new manager of the Home Bank, who made a
suitable reply. Geo. Stevenson sang
most acceptably whiie the recitations
bf James Johnson and D. A. McDonald
were well_ received^ The_toast to the
learned professions was spoken Yo by
H.'W. Herchmer aiid W.,S..Lano. Tho
banking Interest's were-well taken care
of-by J, R. Lawry and T, S. Gallon,
while the toast to the pross was attended to by H. S. Banwell, editor of
the Searchlight and E. F. Ambery of
The Nelson News.
Mr, Manson's successful business record hore, and also to the fact that
he hnd boon a good aud useful citizen,
serving most conscientiously nnd most
faithfully on the Fire Rollof commltteo und on the board of trado executive.
Ho, callod upon thoso present' to
drln|{ long lifo, health, wealth and
happiness to the guoBt of tho ovoning
nnd this was dono with tho grontest
possible enthusiasm, and followed by
throo choors and tlui singing of 'Ho's
a Jolly Good Fallow,' by all prosont .
Mr, Manson lu reply, said that It. was
an occasion which gnvo lilm groat:'
pleasure and which ho would novor
forgot, and expressed his sorrow at
lonvlng tho community,
Othor spoakcrs woro Dr. Honnoll,
who responded to Uio tonst, of tho
Lonniod Professionh; Mr, Lawry, tho
manager of tho nn 11 k of Hamilton, who
ropliod to "UankliiK Iiitorosts"; Mr.
Wood, In rospoiiH** to Our IloHt; Mr,
CLEVELAND. Ohio,- Foi). 10—John
Janowski and his comely bridgo, found
murdered.In their bedroom yesterday
diod in satisfaction'of a dobt of some
This is the story told Uio police In
n statement which they Bay was made
to them by George Boscardo, agod 29
arrested on the charge of murder In
tho first degree.
Ilo had lont the monoy to Mrs. Janowski, according to his statement, to
Hooure her lovo, but, had found hlmsolf
unable to realize on the Investment ho
Angry bocauso of his failure to got
his monoy back Boscardo tolls of waiting for tho couplo to return to their
homo on Rivor Bod avenue on Sundny
night, of again domniullng tho monoy
nnd fulling to got. It, of killing tho
woman with a blow from a soction of
gas pipe,
Tho mnn succumbed only nft,*M* a
For throo nights and three days tho
bodies lny In thn houso while Ilnne;ir-
'do cooly continued his employment In
a foundry,
Yosloi'day tho door of lho Iiouho
wiih broken In on demand of neighbors and thn .InnnwsklH wore found
whoro they had fallen, The gan pipe
was noni* by,
Railway   Companies Will
Held to Terms---Richard
States Future Policy
.VICTORIA, Feb. 10—Before the
houso proceeded to the orders of the
day, the premier rose to,make an Important announcement. After the
present session of the legisalture,
when applications were made by railway companies for renewal of railway
charters unless very good and sufficient reason is shown, the government
will intervene and refuse to make the
It appeared that it had become the
custom with certain corporations to
come back tb the-house for renewals
of charters, though "the original bill
had stipulated that the company, in
the event of failure -to carry on the
work it-undertook, should forfeit the
The practice had led to an abuse,
to the renewed enactment of private
bills, such as had caused alarm to
portions of tho province that were interested. v
lt had come to the oars of the government, that frequently people were
led to believe.that a road was going
to be built when such was not the
case. : It had.led to the practice of
building paper railways.     He brought
up this matter in order to give notice
that In future nil such renewals for
charters would be Refused.
Mr, Hawthornwaite, as leader of the
opposition, congratulated the premier
on the announcement.
. Third readings were given to the
School Medical Inspection bill and the
bill to amend the Factory Act. by exempting the inspector from giving evidence in law suits. ,    •
The committee of the whole passed
the Assessment act amendment bill,
and the Juvenile Courts bill.
Second,readings were given to the
bill to amend the Extra,' Municipal
Trade License Act, the bill respecting
crown costs, the bill exempting the
Dominion government old age annui--
ties from seizure or garnishment. Also
to the bill to appoint a commission to
seelct a suitable site for the provincial
Mr. Hawthornwalte's amendment increasing the exemption of incomes to
$2000 was not accepted by the finance
minister, who stated that after fully
considering the matter he found himself unable to recommend any present
'[increase in*this exemption.
The Press Press says: During the
past few months a large amount of
development work has been done at
the various collieries of the Crow's
Nest Pass Coal' Company, much new
and modern machinery has been installed to facilitate the' mining of
more coal and extensive preparations
made for the handling of tjie increased
"OUtpuTrSeveral~newTninos~liave~ been"
put on a* producing basis since September last including No, 0 South,
No. 1 South, No, 5 South and Old No.
This has been accomplished in
such7an., unobtrusive manner- that
many of our readers will be surprised
at the' magnitude 'of tho increase in
output which has'resulted from "the
adoption of this wise polloy, whicli
now gives employment to evory available miner In the ramp. The present number will be very materially increased1 In the near future.
' The output for the month of January at Fernio and Mlchol was over ono
hundred thousand tons, and the payroll was $18!),000, of which $101,000
will be paid in Fornie, Tho Fernio
payroll for January oxcoods the Dec.
payroll by $15,000, which is an Increase
of $000 per day.
There Is overy prospect that the pro-
sent, output will not only be maintained, but wll] bo materially Increased
from mont hto month ns development
work will bo carried 011 extensively
with a view to still further enlarging
tho output.
The' market for lumber looks ox-
coodlngly encouraging and lho timber
barons wear tho glad smile, Tho winter has been ideal for logging operations, and a phenomenal cut has boen
mado which Indicates Ihat the sawmills will probably run double shifts,
moaning tho omploymont. of a large
number of mon In this industry.
Thoro will ho ooiiHlderalilo activity
In the building trades and 11 number
of largo dwelling)) will ho roiiHlructcd
this season.
Tho sowonigo nnd waterworks systems will he extended III II f'OHl nf se-
vornl tlioiiHiinds of dollars and a great
donl will bo spent on geur-rul Improvements, ull of which would prove that,
the coining Hummer will be 11 most
prosporoiiH ono" for nil elitn(-en of tho
Rift   in, The   Opposition
at Victoria—Rebuke
By Leader
To the Officers & Members of Local Unions,
District No. 18,   U, M. W, of A,
I'Vrnii?, U. (J., I'Vlinmry Ilth, MHO
. Uofoiring to our communication of January l**»tli, regarding tin* clningc. o!'<lat<* oi
tho. Annual Convention, wo beg to adviso yon that tho (,'on ton tion will ho hohl on Wednos-
Twonty-Plvo School Kids
Wero Endangorod
But Escaped
IMMIITflV    t'Wt      l'\-li    'I     Tu-nhtv.
flvo hcIiooI children lind a narrow es-
tape fiom itH'ihy-vit'Uim tins morning
in Stony ('reek,
On*1 ii'tM'h.'r, Ml*** Witlker, was bxntt-
I iik nfier two nepnrnli' elitHMoit In two
loouiM,    The first Int limit Ion h!io hnd
VICTORIA, Feb. 9—There was somo
trouble today in the ranks of the consolidated opposition.
■Mr. Brewster began it. He wanted
to revert to the status quo before the
present school act was put. on the
statute books, Ho would havo the
whole system,in tho hands of tho provincial government, and would allow
no municipalities to add to,the salaries of the teachers.
Ho bin-mod the Socialists for supporting tho introduction of the prosont
Mr', llawthornwnlte said that was
the sort of thing thoy woro accustomed to hearing In formor years from '
tlio Liberal members of tho Iioubo.
Tho Liberal party hnd boon in the
habit of finding nil hoiMh of mares'
nests and blaming the Socialists for
not getting excited ovor thom. There
wns tho Knlon Island deal, which the
Liberals attacked, and protended to
find all sorts of graft In.
Time had shown that tho LlboralH
woro wrong nnd that It was a good
businoss bargain, of great ndvnnlngo
to tho province.
It ww- the snmo with tho school net.
Tlio results had justified tho support
that the Socialist** had glvon lu tho
iiio'imu-i,' nt the tlini) It wun introduced.
Little hiiHliK'ss was done at this Hitting. Mr. Hnwthnniwuito Introduced nu amendment to (he iiHWHHiiiont
net, exemptliiKn,all incomes under $!!,•
noi) per milium. The attorney general
nsked to have It stand over ho thnt It
might be ronsidered,
Tlio clause relating to tuxes on renl
and peii'oiml property punsed iinaiil-
ninusly nlno the Increased exemption
on fnrui-'i-H' perwuuilty. llnu, W, .1.
Mow*."!1 nildi-d a clan!*..' mnklng every
liniil.tnn < in poiatlon doing IhikIih'hk Iii
the piovlnee pay a first tav of f 1000
j per annum,  whether  Its   head  office
I WiU hele ill   elmi-wlii'lV, nihil exi'i-ptltlg
j the hperlal empnratInn laves from the
I benefit nf Dw 'i'i per ei'iil dlHrniint for
linimpl payment.
Replying to a <|iii>**il..,i Mr, llmvHor
Htaied that ihe KHqiilmalt K- Nntulino
Itnllwnv enmtiimv Inn) nll»»»iritpi! the
Hiirfiiii* right*', but uot the ronl rights
ut nn i.iiui Kiant. t-iii>«i-)ut'Utiy the
funnel miti! taxed and lhe latter YU-ri!
evempt -Inrliip th*> 1'iiwt y«'ur.
t   ..... .1 I, .,   t     I.  ..   ,••. ,,..,.   -,. V, .,    ..
day,  I'Ubruary 'S.iM, at tho .samo hour ami placo as sot. lorth in tho original cull lo the iuti,.'i,«y n, miming imotii.. mom
where who wns touching and fell down
MIkii Walker.then mnde un exiimln-
at Ion nud found thut liulf of the children In the other room were sitting in
theii* Mi'niN p.trtlv iificniiir'IriiiH
Hhe brought mof.1 of Uniit out and
then became n partial victim to nn-
.•onwlimsiiehd herx-ir, ,-*■*,« great rink
»h<* continued nnd finally lhe room
aa* cleared, Most nf Hi- •'lilMren
fell down on tho hiiuw outside, hur
with the oxci-ptton of otic child who
;* no* »riluij!>,y 111, Jin- t«'!*1 ot ilifTn
mndt, quirit rtfowry
A faulty futii,ii c U kIwii ■'.* Dw
eniwe of tin* trouble.
With bos£ wishes for tlio success of our mombors,
Wt. aro,
Fraternally your.--;,
,>!»v i ; • -(it
^V / ci •*/     *•?
**•.*•■ ■ -v-
A. .1* CAUTEU,
NKW YOHK. I-Yb. II--A report of
the thumb print bureau of the New
York pollci* given out todny -shown
that the biironti omiflonftlly hns some
iiniiHiinl denmiidn upon It. One of the
mont curlnuH of thecs en tne from ft
wqiunu who culled to auk that the bu
nmu mnke a print from th*» thumbs
ul it in till whti ttn-tiinpnttit'd Iht
"I want his thumb prlntti for Identification.' fc&Iri ihi' woman, "We are
going to be mnrrfnl tomorrow. Ho In
my third tnixtmnd. The other iwo
n\T» aii ay arul I liftd a hnrd Dine to
find rhem f>»»cati*#* ther*** wee nn nnn*
way of Identify Ing them. I Intend tu
be on the tatf Hide thi* Dnw." PAGE TWO
Conducted under the direction of "Proletiarari
Address all matter for this  page to "Proletarian" District Ledger
Statement of receipts and expenses
of the socialist campaign in this riding in the recent provincial election:
Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners of Fer-  ,
nlo   *19*25
Collections Fernie local meetings S. P. of C.  **
Liltish local Socialist,   party,
Fernie    -	
Winnipeg  Socialist party   ..
■ Coal Creek Socialist party..
Fernie Socialist party	
Kooky Mountain Riding, (per
L. *_.  Brake)     59*00
■Michel local U. M. W. of A.... 100.00
Collected by W.   F.Hunt     2.50
J. B. Smith    10-60
W. H. Evans  	
W. Minton  	
D.  Rees  i1-50
J.   C.  Turner     3-00
T.   II.   Wray  l0-00
J.Lancaster     8-00
A. Hamilton, Corbin    25.00
to gull the people. There are great
incentives in capitalism all right for
the numerous brands of" thieves to
get in their'hands at many profitable
games'. . °
*   * ' *
Our Canadian Capitalists are not
quite so brutal to laborers as are the
U, S. capitalists.   Canadian capitalists
There is a great outcry against the
beef trust because its profits are too
large. Will ihe plute economist kindly
inform the breathless public when the
profits are too large and when they
are not? The scientific discovery of
the line that divides honest from dishonest profits would be1 hailed with
joy by the profit mongers. **. They can
want more wage slaves. So they are j then tell when they are squeezing the
soft spoken, and mumble nbout the | public to just the right turn,
rights of labor.     When they get all j °    ♦   *   «
A. Segal . 	
J .W. Bennett 	
A.- McLaughlin 	
K.   Harper   	
Mrs. Allen    '••
Charles Pelakais  	
Lady friend	
J .Grafton    25.00
A. Cawthorne       .-     1-00
J. W. Fitch      tJ-25
C. -Stubbs     5-00
Collected by Michel Campaign
■*.  Committee  -  69.85
Deficit met by Fernie local S.
P.   of   C     3.77
Hall rent, Fernie    $58.35
■ Hall rent, Hosmer      8.00
Hall rent, Jaffray'  10.00
Special trains'to Coal Creek .. 20.00
—Ecintlne - -  ■- -3.7-.-5 0-
tho laborers they want then their tune
and treatment, wllh regard to the Canadian toiler will change.
* »   *
The Montreal board of trade has
just f'lopu.d its annual officers. Tho
labor thieves aro organized in many
organizations. They talk glibly of
what' tlioy are doing. * But all their
revenues, their Influence and their organizations cou ldnot exist under their
control, did not the laws "of Canada
allow tlie workers to be shamelessly
robbed' of the results of their toil.
* *   »   *
Tlie capitalist believes in production
by the worker and appropriation by
the capitalist. He also, believes in the
relief of the poverty striek-m worker
by charity out of the funds appropriated by the capitalist from the workers.
The * Socialist knows that -were the
workers to appropriate for themselves
their own productions the charity of
the thieves would be no longer necessary. °
* *   *
A wit has recently declared that under an absolute monarchy the people
are controlled, under a limited monarchy the people are cajoled arid "under
a republic they are sold. Of course
wits are not supposed to study political economy. If this wit studied
political economy he would be able to
tell us why political democracy is
baren of results from  freedom.
* *   * ,
A question now agitating the plutes
is as to' whether or'.not the banks
shall have extemaLinspection. That is
to scay should the banks be forced to
allow a goevrnment inspector to examine their accounts and find out if
Cashing cheque	
Scrutineers expenses  	
Hire of rig  *..■ ■'
J. Harrington's expenses 	
L. K. Drake, expenses including
ing hall rent    71.50
Literature  13.00
Voters lists   :.... 12.00
W. Gribble, part expenses  25.00
J. W. Gray, part expenses —    5.00
,J). Paton, expenses....'     3.25
Stationery        2.10
Coal oil 50
Postage on posters and on literature '     2.39
Money ordors niitr-sl.tinps     1. 3S
Telegrams nn dtelephono    3,70
By totnl expenditure    Michel
committee ■*
$490 07
behalf of  thc committee,
O. Erickson, Secretary
D. Paton, Agent.
2 *. ■-
Our legislative bodies are out for
bourgeois reforms to help the little
chaps who are doing business in competition with tho trusts. Our legislative bodies wonder why more workers
do not fall over themselves to help
the littol reforms. The workingmen
are wiser than the legislators. They
know that reforms are useless when
science has revolutionzed industry,
and declared the extinction of the little fellows in business,
*   *,♦-,'..
John Hay wrote a poem about the
race on the Mississippi river between
an old wood burning steamer and a
modern one. The race -was an exciting one and the captain of the old boat
shoved her for all she was worth 'with
a nigger squat on the safety valve and
her furnace crammed-with resin and
pine." The result, wa sthat the old
boat burned up, If she had not have
burned up she would have exploded.
.. That is the way it is in- the* U. S.
There is the old fashioned capitalist
system in the old steamboat of the
American constitution racing with the
modern Socialist system. It won't
be beaten so the old capitalist system
works the old American constitution
for all it is worth. Nigger Taft is
squat on the safety valve while the
furnace is crammed by Aldrich and
Cannon with all sorts of combustible
measures.- The-public are wating for
the fireworks. The tail end of the
boat is catching fire, where the insurgents are and' the Socialist steam is
about ready to hoist Nigger- Taft and
all the world is holding its breath to
see whether it will be a burn up or an
explosion. ■*
Max Hayes of the American Trades
and Labor Council, declares himself
as follows - with regard to;,the meat
boycott. "Instead of demanding suf-
flcient wages to buy meat with the
workers are meekly saying "we will
do without these articles of diet if our
employers will not give us enough
money to buy them."
',**:» „
China is getting into line under the
banner of socialism. Marxian liter-
aturo is being circulated and pictures
of Karl Marx, m\nus his flowing beard
and with an expression of oriental
calm in his eyes, are also being circulated. The, leader Is Sun-Ysien, a
man of forty years who was borri in
the Sandwich islands. *
* *   *
There is a strike on of tho workers-
at Hammond, Ind., ;in the Standard
Street Car Works. Sheriff Grant has
had great difficulties in getting deputies to shoot at the striking workers.
Even there of the seventy, men who
were sworn in only ten would act after they had found'out to what duty
they were assigned.
* *   *
Ben Hanford, the Socialist writer
and worker, died last week in New
York city. The last years of his life
were racked with pain but he, kept on
writing till the last, Knowing that
he was going to die he gathered his
last strength together and penned the
following message: "I would that my
every hear't'„beat should ■ have been
for the Working Class, and through
them for all mankind."
Judge Ben'Lindsay of the Children's
Court of Denyer is exposing the atrocities committed by the authorities of
Colorado against the striking' lead
miners'of Telluride. This is an old
story 'now and was exposed by the
Socialist press at the time.," But it is
good even at this late date for the
truth to find its way into print through
the medium of a radical plute magazine. , '
II just depends on tlio laborers ns
to how long Uio system of robbery under which thoy now Buffer will   be'
conl limed.
* *   *
Soclnllisni moans Ihal the workers,
iho usorul workers, whothor manual or
ment nl, shall gel nil they enrn. They
cannot got nl lthoy enrn so olng as
thero aro parasites. So before Socialism Is Introduced, rout Interest and
profit will have' lo bo abolished from
our midst.
* *   *
HnlesH we nre very much mistaken
ihero Is it follow living almost noxt,
.door to yoti, a Socialist, who it* won-
ili-nii'.*, why you do nol put mmw of
your literature his way,     How about
it  Hi''
»  * "•
ruder Hoclalisiu you would nol bo
asi'il lo seek employment from another because you would be able to
employ yourself,
* *   *
Iu modern ciiplialli'in, iiHiiry weaves
tlio musk    of Interest  find Ih    called
»    t    •
The miinieri- do not like lo have the
workorH fti-l bleu* about Socialism In
their bends. The woikers might there*
hy wake up to the fact tliut they nre
being robbed.
* *   *
Will lalior ever awaken? Labor has
gto to nwnken,     The development of
I4.I-   I .1^11*1111*41   .-tj.-i.* Ill   in   *^*l«l.«.il«* • .t    **>
,1:ir tbe i'i'",* mutt i-i* b\ the bvtm nt -*■"•
ery mnn who has untlilm** to sell but
the labor of hin hands,
they are financially sound. This is
a phantom now for. the' littlo reformers to chase after. There is no talk
of stopping the robbery of the people
which is now being perpetrated,by the
* *   *
Thero is a movement on foot among
some Canadian highbrow reformers to
take away part of the swag gotten-.by
tlio banks. The idea is to mako the
banks pay a heavy tax to the Dominion government. It does not. matter
to the wage plug whether the bank
e.ets the swag stolen from the worker
or whether ihe government gets it,
If.the banks get it then we will hnvo
bankers wives wearing low neck cos-
tunics and loading poodle dogs round
on a string. If the Dominion government gets 11 Lnurior and his gang
bucked by Borden and his crew will
pop it.into murder ships, And tho
wngo plugs got ns littlo benefit,out
of the low nock drosses and Uio poodle,dog ns ho doos out of the murder
ships, Let tlio, plutes qunrrol nnd
wrangle* over tho division of the wad.
Lot the workers unite to stop the robbers from getting it.
* +   *
Trust busting is woi'hg thnn uhoIosh
Trust  confiscation   would  be    going
■*.   *   *
Tho downfall of capitalism will ho
for the benefit of humanity, Ilut
thoro will bo mnny persons who will
not llko the' chango, A hunuin parasite does not  like lo cense being a
* *   *
The world ovor tlto workers are or*
(.■iinlzlnt.' Mnny of these orgnnlznl-
Ions may not noo the aim for whllio
ihey nniHl work lo fro labor, Ilut Uio
organizations are a hopeful sign of tho
• »  «
The copper merger Is under way In
Hie V, S, These tniHtw would he good
if ihey were owned, operated and continued by and for the people who
work. Dili tho private ownership of the j
iritHtK Is what chuhi'h all the trouble
about them,
• * *
The iiKlliillmi In Oi'iit liiltntn for
Hiiclal amelioration wnsst have some
reflet effect In ('fililulii. Tlie reflux
net Ion Is Heen lu Laurier and Ikirdcn
Hhoiitlng for murder shljis and armies
.md navies In order to keep the ('tin*
mlliiti p*'.'|.|'' down,
• * »
There In llliely to be a spill nmong
the Liberals of Grent llrltnln. George
.    *.,      i >ii       i  .• ,. ii   ;*
w\\\ ncpiiniti' therm'i'lv.''**. from the
eotiHorvntlvi* Llhernls. The half-
goats n.H It were, will separate them-
kcIw.'S (loin tho title Mints.
seen he*is making good. And if Attorney General Bowser will accept Mr.
Gordon's recommendations and amendments to the factory act there will be
very little to complain of as the workers each election-day continue to declare that industry must be run for
profit instead of for the use and satisfaction of the workers needs and
*, * * ,
A wage worker who glorifies in his
poverty, mentally, financially or physically,, is an ass. Frequently one
hears the expression "This is good
enough for me." It may" refer to overalls, canned beef, a filthy room or
shack, or a hundred and one things
that are, common * to the'lot of the
workingmen. As a matter of justice
"since the working class produce all
wealth—make civilization possible—is
there any other reason ,thah political
stupidity that they should not have
and enjoy the best of everything0
There is nothing too good for us and
we shall insist on having it should be
the slogan of all wealth producers.
45 Steam-Heated- Rooms
Hot and Cold Baths
.'   -\   ■
The King Edward
Fernie's  Leading  Commercial  Hotel
The Finest Hotel in East Kootenay
J. L.   GATES, Prop.
Of the American  Fu-leratlon
Victoria Ave.
Fernie, B. C
Fernie Livery, Dray & Transfer Co.
Contracts Taken
Including Stump Pulling, Land Clearing ancl Ploughing.    Let us
o , ■ , . . ' *
figure on your next job
Rubber Tired Buggies,'New Turnouts
Rizzuto Bros.
Thirty storks on Dw New York
Mtoek ext'liiinge hnvo slumped In value
in ttui iiiiil' ni t-iKiii immMi'U minion
dollars. •; That Is nolhing to the big
slump Hint will take place In the mnrkot vnluo of plute Hectirllli.'H when tlm
Ho'.IhIIhIh  have mptured  the   United
fitntcH government.
* «   *
"l^'l   IIM be Jllrtl   before  lilt lire  gt-tl*
eroiiH," Knyn nn old saying, Hut tho
vtiplii»Unl U<lb-*.*--» on fuuudlnn hlu
wealth on Injustice to Ihe worker,
and then belnic stltiKily Ki>neroun with
Ills stolen funds to tho sycophantic,
and   the absolutely needy among; thc
• t    •
rajiltnlls-m flvftt n r,rnnt tncentte to
the hornier to burgle, fo the Mfeblow-
or to ancle nnfen nnd lo Ok* ****** mbl«rs
The lion. Wm. I'liii'mon, minister of
( IIMIIIIIK   KM   Tlllllhiil   HnlUll.V   l'U-0   tip
the other dny in the Hoime of Commons by trying i«> explain that the
two cents pnld lor n stump wns n tax
wli I If the money paid for a trip on
tlm I. C. II. was Just business. Some
of the government men aro awfully
'■lUii/riiM i \iA\>».
«   »   •
Tiie v-imuwii. people un: piUm to
boycott meat. 'Ihe dear thing*.. They
are not Rolng to piny with the wicked
trusts any moro wen if they havo to
Htftfve therouelve*. It never seems
to enter Into the Ii-wuIn of tin* dear
people that they rould expropriate lhe
whol** raachliU'ry ut pruiiu.-iton and
»H meat by pay inn the price of the
labor therein embodied.
The. Werner publishing company,
the three million dollar non-union
printing concern at Akron, Ohio, has
been forced into bankruptcy. ■' *
* , *   *,
The strike has broken out again at
McKees Rocks. The American axle
turners are now out on strike. Work-
on four hundred cars Is completely
* *  *   ,    '"7
The executive council of the.. Social
Democratic party of Great Britain
has passed a resolution'disassociating
Itself with the articles on England
and Germany, from thc pen of    Mr.
'*   *   *    '
Four strike lenders of the Australian minors strike havo boon sentenced
■to from 8 months lo one years imprisonment for inciting workingmen not
to sell their labor power to the labor
* *     ii.    ih
Miss Anno Morgan wants to organize n shirt waist union thnt will bo
law abiding nnd that will utterly do
away with tho tenets of Socialism,
Miss Anno Morgan Is taking a course
that will'cause hor lo run up, ngalnst
many snags.
* * , •
A rndlcnl Belgian paper recently criticised a representative In tho chamber of deputies and wns fined four
thousand frnncs. Tills looks llko tho
establishment of n press censorship
to prevent free discussion. The ease
has been appealed. •''
* *   ♦
Hepom from India declare thnt tho
wnr trumpets nro being blown In tho
Hindoo lonipk'H, When Hindoo mothers hour tho sound of the trumpet
they (led lento one of'thelr children to
tho service of fighting to death  for
India the Snored Mol lier,
i *   *   *
The boycott of brandy on tho part
of Gorman HoclnllHts has decreased
the consumption of hriindy from !lo to
80 per coin, Tlie fulling off of tho
ii'veiine from the brandy tax Is now
causing some worry to tho (lenimn
* *   *
Hohert II. l-oniu-n, formerly of Par-
Is, Frnnce, but now n mnnufacltirer of
Japan, declares that inanuwacturerH
can almost double their money lu profits every yenr In .Inpnn, In tho fur.
torles under him twenty flvo hundred
girls work for four cents a day.
«   *   *
An electric device designed to lift
:'. ' D.? ','."',','.'.'] \ \'[ ''.*.' • f i**-".-'.-1, *h'*' x"n Vf\
enrs to the drylntr klltm nnd In the
snmo manner loml freight ears In and
nbout Chicago. The mnohlno will
< nuM: the sack of shout Hfte-en hundred workorH.
* ♦   ♦
~r*Sa"ys~tbe~Haniilton—'Herald- -Labo_
page: 'Arrangements have been* about
completed for the formation of a civic
federation in London, Ont. The inaugural meeting will be held next
Monday evening. The Trades and
Labor council »'ill be represented by
12 delegates while a similar number
will represent the city council, while
the board of trade will have an' additional dozen. Two delegates 'will
represent the ministerial association
nnd two will represent the Catholic
clergy: Other representative bodies
have been Invited to send delegates.
The Federation will devote its efforts
to maintaining industrial peace, and
bo a medium for the exchange of ideas
and views which affect tho general
welfare of the citizens,"
ik     *     *
Tho membership of the International Typographical union now stands nt
the highest, figure In Its history, Per
cnpltnl tax on 4S,:J17' mombors was
paid to the Amorlcnn Federation' of
Labor for tho month of November,
and on December i!0 per capita tax on
•IS.-117 members had been received at
headf|iiai'ters. Thoso figure's denoto
a steady increase in the membership
of tho organization.
IX   " *      H"
Aceordlng to the thirteenth blonninl
report of tho bureau of labor statistics
in California, extrncts of which nro
published In n bulletin Issued by tho
Unitod States dopartmont of labor,
thero woro approximately Ifi.tlflO Japs
lii California in'September of 1008.
It is stated thnt tho Jnps showed a
tendency to Increase nR a factor In all
lines of labor throughout tho state, especially In tho larger centres of population, "Tho Chinese population also
seems to bo leaving tho agricultural
stntes and turning toward tho o|il<>*s
und towns,
*   #   *
SayH 0. !.. Neate, Vlctofja:—"Tho
Province of Ontario Ihih ton factory
Inspectors, according to a Htaleinent.
In tho report of tho proceedings of
the 2Mb convention of the Trades
and Lnbor Congress of Canada. "With
this fact in mind It hooiiih si range
thut the provlnco of Hritish Columbln
with,$5,500,000 In tho treasury, cannot
afford to supply even ono factory In*
Hpeotor for tho protection of the workers." Kven tho devil must receive
hln due. There Ih ono factory Inspee.*
tor In llrltlHh Columbia—-Mr. Cordon
of the Vancouver Machinists union,
•—and from what can bo learned and
The following'is part*'of''ihe unfaii
list of the American Federation of Labor. Many of the daily newspaper
readers who hear as much about the
"Unfair List" during these days may
be anxious ,to know what names of
firms the A. F. of L. "Unfair List" contains.    ''     ■'       '*,
Undor these circumstances it becomes, tbe duty pf the labor press to
keep its readers :properly informed.
What' are papers published for if not
for the purpose of giving correct information?' ?
Cigars :• Carl Upman of New York
City; Kerbs, Wertheim & Schiffer of
New York City, manufacturers of the
Henry George and Tom Moore cigars.
Flour: WashburnjLCro_sby_MilUng_Co-
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.0
. "• ;       Come in and have a look
Minneapolis, Minn.; "Valley City .Milling Co., Grand Rapids. Mich.
Whisky: Finch Distilling Co., Pittsburg Pa.'        -,    .
Clothing: N. Snellenberg & Co., ot
Philadelphia'Pa.; Clothiers Exchange.
Rochester N.Y.; B. Kuppenheimer &
Co,, Chicago.
Corsets: Chicago Corset Co., manufacturers Kabo and I a Marguerite
Gloves: J. H. Cownie Glove Co., Des
Moines, la.; California Glove Co/, Napa, Cnl.        ' •    ■ .
Hat's: J. D, Stetson Co., Philadelphia
Pa., E, M. Knox Co., Brooklyn N. Y.,
Henry If. Roolof & Co., Philadelphia,
Pa.' . i' '
Shirts and Collars: United Shirt &
Collar "Co., Troy, N. Y.; Van Zandt,
Jacobs nnd Co,, Troy, Cluott, Peabody
and Company, Troy, N,Y.; James R,
Kaiser of New York City.
Tho Buttorick Pattern Company'of
Now York. " " '
Cement: Portland Peninsular Cement Co., Jnckson, Mich.; Utica Hydrnit-
lie Coment nnd Mfg. Co., Utica, Illinois,
Stoves: Wrought Iron Range Co., St,
Louis, Mo„ United States Heritor Co.
Detroit, Mich., Gurney Foundry Co, od
Toronto Ont.; Homo Stovo Works, of
Brooklyn Wntch Cnso Co,, Sag Harbor
Indlniiapolls,' Intl.; Buck Stovo and
l'tango Company, St. Louis.
lings: Gulf Bag Co,, 'Now Orlonns,
La., branch llemls Brothers,- St. Louis.
Brooms nnd Dusters;,Thu Lee Pi-win
nnd Dilator Compnny, Davenport, In.;
M. Goellorfs Sons, ClrclovlIIe, Ohio;
Morklo-Wlloy , Broom Company, Paris
WiiIcIich: Key stone Watch Case Co.
of Plillndnlphln; Jos, .ahy, Brooklyn,
T. /.urbrugg Watch Case Co,, Riverside N. J.
C. W, Post, Mnmifnctiiror of Crape
NulB and I'ostum Cereal, Battle Creok
Flbroworo: Indurated Fibre \varo
Co,, l.ockport, N. Y.
Ftiniltnrn: AmoMeon Billiard Tablo
Co., Cincinnati, O.; O. Wlsnor Piano
Co., Brooklyn N.Y.; Krcll Tlano Co.,
Cincinnati O; Derby, Desk Co., Boston
Andy   Hamilton
Tinsmith and Plumber
I        We can furnish you with estimates in
$ ■  .   ,
| anything, in our'line
I* ;
| . .  ' "
Singer Sewing Machines Co.,
Fernie, B. C.
Why be without a Sewing Machine when you
can get one' for $3.00 a month ?
Wm. BARTON, Agt. (North, of school) Pellatt Ave.
i'lCiiiliirTll,   Ji.'l.lll., rt X-iX')   X)i   iv.ll   \XtXlii-
wind population,   hns elected a Bor*
Inllst mayor. It hns previously elected
n socialist chief of polico nud throo
aldermen.     Am tho city pays no null*
nry to Its mayor thn mayor workH In
the railroad shops during the day and
annul.-, to all of hta civic duties   by
*  •   •
Tho United .Mine Workers In annual
Reunion at Indianapolis took mcnuureu
looking to the Amalgamation of tho
United Mine Workers and tho Went*
ern Kederntloh of Miners. If tho two
order* become amaliramated tbo united »M_.<*iy will be ono o( lho IttrKt-kt
slncle labor or-?anl»atlons In the
Big Saving
25 to 35 per cent.
You will save by buying Clothing IVoni us.
Complete .stock of Winter goods. Call ami
seo un" boforo you buy elsewhere
Sweaters, 75c, Wool Sox 3 pair SOc
Pure Wool Underwear, suit $1.75
Flannel Shirts $1.25 each
Kuxl to Iludiotrrt Cmiily
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Calgary, Alta.    ;l THE  DISTRICT LEDGER. FERNIE,    B.  C.   FEBRUARY 12, 1910
Convention  Closes at  Indianapolis to Meet
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Operators at Toledo--Stormy Session
at the Finish of Big Meeting
, INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 31—The convention of tbe United Mine Workers
of America, .In Tomllnson hall, ' this
-morning, decided on a demand for an
advance of ten cents a ton for pick
mining and an equivalent advance for
machine mining, and a corresponding
increase for all day work, dead work,
yardage, etc. ,
It further decided on a demand for
a uniform rate of wages for all   the
'■ classes of inside and outside.day labor
and time and a half for overtime for,
Sunday and holidays.
It was decided to demand that all
coal be"w£ighed before being screened,
and paid for on' that basts, and that
the mine run rate in the different districts shall be at least equivalent to'
the screen coal prices.       •■    ■   •
It   was   decided to demand such a
• change in the present eight hour work
day as to provide for eight hours from
starting time until quitting, time, - or.
wliat is commonly known as from
bank to bank, with a half holiday on
., It was decided that tlie cntract period shall be for two-years from April
The miners also demand that all local inequalities and ■ internal differences both, as to prices and conditions',
•be   referred to the districts affected
• by them.  ■" - ,-
To Remain  in Session     .. =
The convention, . after taking action
along these lines, in accordance with
- recommendations in the report of the
.scale committee, took up a section in
the report in regard to ..the entire convention going to Toledo; and decided
session in this city until its work was
. finished, and then -.only' the delegates
from.the central competitive field in
the mining country should go to Toledo
to attend the interstate, joint conference of miners and operators, scheduled to begin tomorrow. In speaking of
this President Lewis said he failed to
see what good could be accomplished
' by the entire conference going to Toledo. .   '  - >
He said that personally he was In
favor of having no interstate joint
conference unless the Illinois delegates were seated In it.' Illinois was
formerly represented in the Interstate
• conference, but at tho last on It was
not. President .Lewis said that tbe
joint conference would not havo, power
to negotiate a scale except In conformity* with tho basis decided upon in
the present convention..
Report of Committee ,
■' The recommendations in tho scale
committee's report woro as follows:
I: That all coal bo weighed beforo
'* bolng screonod, and paid for on that
basis.    Tho nilno run rato ln tho dlfforont districts shall bo at least equivalent to tbo screen conl prlcos,
2; Thnt wo domnnd nn advance   of
ten*■ cents a ton for pick mining, and
1 an "equivalent advnneo   for machlno
,  mining nnd iv corresponding Increase
for all tho day work, dead work, yardage, otc.
3: That wo domnnd u uniform rnto
of wngos for all clnsses of Inside nnd
outeldo day labor.
•1. That wo* domnnd Hitch'n. change
In tho prosont olghMioitr worlc day
so ns to provide for olght hours from
stnrtlng to quitting tlmo, or whnt Ib
commonly known as from bank to
bank, and with a linlf holldny on Saturday,
fi: ' That tho contrnct period shnll
bo for two yonrs from tlio first of April, 1010.
ti, That, nil Iocnl tnoquallttoH nml
lntornnl differences, both as to prlcos
nnd conditions bo referred to tlio districts nffontod.
7. Tho commlttoo dooms Ih lnndvlfi-
nblo for this convention to go lo Toledo nnd rocommotulH Hint Hh work
bo romplotoil In ImllnniipollH.
8. Wo lmvo cm .fully consldorod tlio
rocommondnllotiH of tho littnrnntlonnl
pt'OdliUMit, which In wi follows:
'"11ml wo iloniiu.l1 nn ndvnneo tn
wnges for L'licli nnd ovory mining district of tho country; tlmt nil districts
nro nttlliorlzod ntul instructed to nogo*
(Into wiikii itKiooinonts, but. no district
shall sign a contract until all the wage
contracts are negotiated; that all the
miners shall continue to work until
the 1st of April and continue, working
until wage contracts are finally negotiated, provided, the present rates continue until final action is determined
Noncurs in Report
"Your committee nonconcurs in the
recommendation, believing* it both unwise and inadvisable to declare in favor of such a policy previous to meeting the operators, and recommends
against any sectional or state settlement, believing that a general settlement should be made so as to provide
for the, same relative increase and
uniform conditions in all the districts.
"9,'In order to prepare ourselves for
a general suspension of work on April 1, if one be necessary, we. recommend that an-adequate force of organizers be placed, as soon as possible,
in' the unorganized portions of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland and
other .unorganized states, to prepare
non-union miners to join with us In-
our efforts to secure an increase in
wages' and improved working conditions, y'    ■ ,   '
10. We further recommend that in
the future an effort be made to arrange for. the joint meeting to be held
in the same city as-the miners convention in order to eliminate additional, expense incident thereto.
11. In lieu of the many resolutions
that were presented to your committee by the delegates from'the Pittsburg
district relative to the explosive question, your committee recommends the
.adoption of the following: .
quire all coal companies in the Pittsburg district where new .explosives
have been introduced, to comply with
all the terms made with, the Charleroi
Coal company and the" officials of our
organization on',the explosive question
b'y either paying the miners on'the run
of^mine basis, or granting ah increase
of o'/a' per cent to miners working in
wide rooms and 9 per cent to miners
in narrow work, and that the miners
be furnished the n6w explosive at the
same relative cost as black powder,
which was formerly used, and , that
whero shot firers are employed, the
companies shall pay their'wages, and
that the international officials glvo to
this'mattor their .Immediate attention." '   ,
First Seven Sections Adopted
The convention, taking up the report
of the scale committee section by section,' approved the first seven sections
ot tho report at this morning's session
an tltook up tho report again at this
aflornoon's session for action on the
other sections, . One section, -No. 3,
was amended so that If nskod thnt tho
outside and iii3ld6 dny laborers should
obtain time nnd n half for overtime
Sundays and holidays, It is bollovod
tlint tho work of tho convontlon cnn
bo finished in ono or two more days.
Tho roport of tho bciiIo commlttoo
was to have boon tnkon up ns the
first ordor of businoss nt this morning's session, undor n suspension' of
tho rogulnr ordor of buflluoss, but tho
socrotary of tho scnlo commlttoo was
not In tho hall at, tho time, and so lt
was decided that tho commlttoo on resolutions shoudl mnko a fnrthor report
of tho work. A resolution was ndopt-
oil In favor of deep wntorwnys In tho
country, Whilo this commlttoo wns
mnklng Its report tho secretary of tho
scnlo committee npponred nnd tho report of thnt commlttoo wns thon tnkon
Eight Sections Dlsoussod
Tho scnlo c-oinmltloi* conllnuod Its
roport thlH nfttirnoon, tnklng up flrHt
tho eighth soction In which tlio commlttoo nonconcurrtiil In pnrt on thn
resolution on the subject liml hnd pro*
vloiisly boon mi liml J toil by Pi'OHldont
Prosldont Lewis nxplnlnod his position In tho mnttor In support, or tlio
provisions of his resolution, Mr nd-
vised thnt tho section bn referred bnck
to tho hciiIo, commlttoo to bu mndo
clonror nnd moro spoelflc. Duncan
McDonald, socrolnry of thu ucnlo commlttoo, snld tlmt somo of the operators
had the impression that the miners
would continue to work after April
1, pending negotiation of wage agreements, and that it was the wish of the
committee to correct this impression.
He also explained other parts'of the
Calls Lewis a Liar
"You're a liar!"
• That..was the manner in which one
of the delegates addressed President
Lewis on Saturday afternoon. The
delegate, Bernard Doran, of Ohio, said
to President Lewis:
"Didn't you tell' me in the Lorraine
hotel last night that I would be the
first man to be put out. of the. convention?"
President Lewis said he did not.
Then Doran called the president a
liar. ,     .'
A motion was made that Doran retract or leave the hall, but Doran
arose, said .it was not neecssary to
put the matter to a vote, as he would,
not retract what he had said but would
leave the hall. He then took his liat
and overcoat and walked out. The
motion was not put to vote. "
During the afternoon session it was
decided to table the motion made at
the morning session to appoint a committee to look into the matters involved in the - statement that had been
made by Prank J. Hayes lo the * convention in'the.morning. Mr. Hayes
had charged that President Lewis had
circulated a false statement, about him
and that President Lewis had said.he
had said to '"stick to it boys, we will
break it up yet.". Mr.1 Hayes said'he
had not. made any such statement as
charged.      ,  ,
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' They Are Seemingly Heading
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■TIT On the Lesson by the Rev. Dr. Linscott for the International
if   Newspaper Bible Study Olub. _
Sunday School
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February 13 1910
Matthew 6
Delegate Made Statement
In regard to a statement to the con-'
yention by T..B. James, an international organizer, who said he had heard
Mr. Hayes said on Friday afternoon:,
"Stay with her boys, we've got* them
coming," Mr, Hayes said after the session, that the statement was made' by
a delegate who sat* near him. He said
this delegate hail come to,,lilm and
told him of having mado the statement
and that the delegate had endeavored
to get the floor on Saturday to make
an explanation, but that he had not
been recognized by the' president!"
■The committee on resolutions reported on a number of resolutions that
had been submitted. Somo of the
resolutions woro not concurred In and
some of them wero referred to other
Women's Secrets
There ii one mm In the United States who hit perhspi hesrd
more women'! secrets then any other m«n or woman In the
country.   These senrets arc not teorels of -Jullt orihsme, but
the leoreti of iulTorIni(, and they hsve been confided to Dr. ^2//
R. Y. fierce in Uic hop* end enpecUlton ot advice and htlp.
That lew ol thete women have been disappointed in their ex*
pcetationa It proved by tbe faot that ninety -Ijht per cent. o(
all womnn treated by Dr. Pieroe have been absolutely, ind
altogether cured.   Suoh a record would be remarkable if the
eaiei treated were numbered by hundred! only.   Out when
that reoord applies to the treatment ol more than hall*a» million women, in a practice of over 40 yean, It it phenomenal,.
aad entitle* Dr. Pierce to the gratitude accorded him by women, u the firit ol
•pecialliti In tha treatment of women's diseases.
Every ilelc woman  may commit Dr. Pierce by Utter, »Ji»nli»f#ly without
charge,   All replies are mailed, tealed in perfectly plain envelope!, without
* any printing or advertiilng whatever, upon tnem.   Write without fear aa wltb*
out fee, to World'! Diipeniary Medical Assoeistion, Dr. R. V. Pierce, Pratt.,
Buffalo, N. Y. >•
A_.-nJI_.oas "OT«*»m__ XXron_e_t. Mix-on.**,
Wlolc Women KHre-ll.
For a Closed Shop
The committee concurred In a resolution that provided. that the convention give tho minors in tho Pittsburg
district tho powor and influence of tlio
international organization in stamping
out tho open shop systom in tho district, nnd forco a closed shop throughout tho entire district. Tho convention adopted thc resolution aftor striking out the "Pittsburg district" and
malting It ripply to overy district In
which at prosont thoro Is tho open
Tho commlttoo offered In plnco of
two other resolutions along tho snnio
linos, n substitute resolution ln favor
of tho onnctmont of laws ln lho various states croatlng ihlno examining
boards, and tho mlno matingors, superintendents, mlno foremen, hoisting on-
gliioors, flro bossos, mine Inspectors
und minors shall bo required to ptiSH
nn examination. It fnrthor wns pro*
vldnd that mich laws bo iih uniform ns
posslblo, and that lho liitornntlontil
oxocullvn board bo Instructed to hnvo
such u bill drafted nnd furnished to
ouch district for Introduction In tlio
viii'Ioiih state loRliiluturnH, The substitute resolution wus adopted.
Anothor Htibstltnto resolution ndopt*
oil In plnco of sovornl othor resolutions along similar linos, docliiroil in
favor of and urged on congress tbo
enactment of n worklindiiiiu'H coin*
penNiitlon act; that hiicIi net shnll provide that llio cost of'mich compoiis.it-
Ion shnll be ehnigcnbln to tin; Industries to which It nppllnn and not
uunliiHt tho employes, It further fa*
voicd ,tho onnctmont of un old \i,w
poiiHloii act,
Mine Inspection
A resolution adopted declnred In fn-
vn... pf tl*.*-. pffU'i' cf !'.;'.'.'.. I.,..;,, ,.!.„, „-„I
deputy mlno Inspector \w\nt>. entirely
Hogrogntod from nil political patron*
ngo, nnd Hnld thnt It Bhould bo flllod
by popular election, and thai nil mlno
liiiipuctoi-H nnd deputies Hhould bo roqulrod to pnBs nn oxnmlnntloii before
v..-J«   u.*;  h;.aAkui<c iui   kiOluiUAMUil,
A resolution was adopted condemn-
Ing Willinm Randolph Hearst for hin
position In regard to tho trouble, at
tho HomoHtcnd Mining Compnny , nt
Lend, 8. I). Anothor rnttolutlon adopted touched on the high prlcos of
m-vies and flour nnd act forth that
"bolloVIng that If othor countries woro
nble to f-ompoti* with thn nndwrts ot
thU country, ll would tend to lower
tlio price of theso products nnd bo to
tho benefit of all;   thciefoto,   be It
"Resolved, That this convention,
through Its logal representative* appeal to tbe President and to thn con-
Worldliness andpTru3t
Golden Text. Seek ye first the
kingdom of God and his righteousness,
'and all these things shall be added
urito you.    Matthew'6:33..
Verse 19—What would Jesus have
every man to consider as his chief
treasure?     See Matthew 6:33-.'
What is the test* as to what a man's
treasure is, or that which he values
most highly?
If Jesus here does, not forbid a man
to provide in the present for the future temporal needs of himself and'
family, what is it that he does forbid?
."Verse 20—What is implied in laying up treasure in heaven and •how is
it done?"'   ■      ,*.'-*
Verse 21—How would you demonstrate -that where your, treasure is,
ihemr_*-ill_youi'_hear- t_b e_also ?_r^_7_
Verses 22, 23—The "eye" is what the
body sees with and distinguishes one
thing from another, what is the faculty of the soul.which answers to the
eye of the body?,,
If the judgment is biased* and the
conscience perverted,, how'would that
effect tlie views which a man may
have of moral and spiritual quest-
Verse, 24—What does the .word
"mammon" stand for here?
Why is it possible for a man to
serve both God and mammon?
When a man's chief dependence is
upon money, what God does he" worship?
Verses 25*27—Why Is our temporal
welfare assured if wo depend wholly
upon God?
What nro tbo natural effects of .anxious care upon a man's ability to make
propor provisions for the futuro, and
upon his prosont peaco of mind?  '
What is the only effectual euro for
tho'common malady of anxious care?
What are the chief ovlls of anxiety?
Why Is dependence upon God Impossible, whilo wo are flllod with anxious
enro nbout, our temporal needs?
Verses 28-31—In considering the lilies, tliolr freedom from toll, tliolr
growth and thoir beauty, what lossona
mny wo lenrn of personal niul porfect
trust In God for our rnlmont?
Whnt Is tho tendency , of porfect
trust in God, upon tho habits of solf
help nml gonornl Industry?
If n porson trusts wholly in God, ns
.lostis commanded nnd practised, why
Is ho ns suro to bo ns perfect In ■ his
sphoro lis a Illy In Its sphere?
Seeing that God Is to nil of us what
llio most loving father Is to his chlldron, whnt effect should thnt havo upon our ponco of mind concerning futuro totnpornl needs?
What Is tho root of all anxious care?
VorHo 32—Whnt Is tho fundamental
diffui'oncu but ween a Hain't nntl n sinner? ,,   ,
Verses 33, 34—What reason can you
magnify the very same sins in   others? .    '   •
It is but right that a man should
first forsake his own sins, before trying to help others to do so, but is it
impossible for one sinner to induce
another one to repent? AVhy or why
not? ,    r
How ' much success is attained by
unspiritual 'pastors or Sunday school
teachers, in. leading sinners to repentance notwithstanding they may teach
tbe real truth with ability? '
Verse 6—What considerations will
prompt a truly good man to lovingly
reprove sinners and try to turn them
from"'their sins?
What class of persons are those
with whom advise or reproof is.helpless, and who but insult a person for
his "efforts to help them?,,
Does Jesus here direc us to give up
all effort to save those who answer to,
"dogs" and "swtne" and if not what
jloesJie_m_eai;,'2  1	
Verses 7, 8—Seeing God gives us„so
many things .without our asking,' or
even knowing our need of,them, why
is it that he gives some of the most
vital blessings only by our asking?
.What, is t.he significance, of the
three words, ask, seek, knock?
Why does God often keep us waiting for what we seem to so urgently
need, and to only glvo them to us after earnest and importunate prayer?
What are some of the benefits of
importunate prayer?
Why is it that notwithstanding the
invitation, and the promise of Jesus
and ten, thousand of testimonies, as
to the value of prayer, that It. is so little used?
Verses 9-11—If we are loyal to God,
what reasons are there to believe that
God will answer nil our prayers In tho
sense at least of wltholdlng all bad
things, and giving us every necessary
good thing?   , n
Verse 12—What Is the relation between our love and actions to our fellows and our getting good things from
them, and how does this bear on the
quostion of temperance?
(This question must be answered In
writing by the members of tlio club.)
Lesson for Sunday, February 27th,
Knlse and True Dlselplesblp, Mntt.
7: 13-29.
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We beg to announce to our many customers that we have re-
moved to our old quarters next_the^B»nk_of_Commerce,pendIng.1 he (
erection of our hew building opposite the King Edward hotel.
Tho Opening and Maintaining of a
Savings Bank Account is a duty that
everyone owes*, both to themselves
and to those dependent on them.
Tour Savings Account Solicited.
Fernie Branch
The lion, Sydney Fisher ili'dnrod nt
Ottawa thnt tho pjrlcos of foodstuffs
were souring but. thnt. tho fanuei'K nro
not getting tho benefit of lho rise In
prices, Ho said thnt he would leave
thr- nudlonco to drnw tliolr own conclusions. The Socialists have drawn
tluilr own conclusions long ngn, Tin1
fiii'mers nro working plugs and must
therefor-' ho content, to worlc for ti
bur*' IIvIiik, It Ih the lnbor thl-'v.'s
who gi't i lm benefit.
give, for the accuracy of tho statomont; •"•"I-"'1"1 Group
of Jeaua- that If wo mnko the kingdom i 7<'l.ri.
In the mutter of nn uppllcnilon for
the Ihhiic of u diipllcnto Certified!.* of
Tltln to Lots ll ntul 8 lllock 1! of Lot
Kootonay DlHtrlct  Map
of Qod nnd Its righteousness our first
enre, that all our temporal wants will
thereby be provided for?
(This question must be answered In <
writing by members of the club).        J f)f ,,,,„ ,() ||l(
I.f'Hson for Sundny, February 20th,
Tlm Goldon Iliilf—Tompornnci1 iwa
hoii. May 7; I•11
Notico Ih hi-ruli)' given that It Ih my
liituntlnn io Ihhuo nt the oxplnitlou of
one incut li ni'icr the firm publication
hurtMif ii diipllcnto of tlio certified!.)
nbovi' iiiKiitloiii'd litml
February 20 1*310
In  tlu>  mnile of .lohn   I'mlbl.'liui.'ik,
which ri-Tilflciilt'    Ih dnt-'d  the  Kith
October inn::, ami numbi-ivd 2S0;iA.
Deputy District Registrar
Fernie Opera House
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Thi- r-dldi'ii Hub*.   Ti'un'i-i'inwi.' I
non. Mutt. 7:1-12,
Golden Toxt.   Thoroforo nil HiIiikh k ■-** '
whuiHuever yo would tlmt men Bhould t NOTICE
do to you, do yo ovon bo to thom, for i
thlH Ih th«> lnw nnd th« hrophettt, Mntt. I    A mi'i-ilnu of the commltt--.* who aw
*!: Vi. 7. working to nilno n fund to purf-lmsf
Vorsos I. 2—Why is It thnt men, noti nrtlflclnl Iltnba for Master A. (!. Law-
Every Night a choice Program
of Moving Pictures and Vaudeville. Best films entirely new
for the citizens of Fernie. The
Programme changes 3 times
a week.   Orchestra every night
The House Well Heated
Usual Prices.   Good -order maintained
. Pollock Wine Co. Ltd!
Phone 79      llaker Ave. P.O. Dox 2t.Z
Wholosnlo Importers nnd UxportorH
of Wlno-s, Hrnndiiis. (.orill.il->, Fori-m.
nnd  Domostlc  Whlaklci    -ind  fiin-*). j
J.iuko stock of I'Vrniit llrnticn. Itallu.i.i
Hungarian nml Curmnii WIiioh,   iiIhj
very nood thoniHolvos nro ho harsh In; if.j*t nK,M| four yenrs, who mot with n
their Jiiilnmont of othor men?   * | ,-„r|nua McMm m Dw M. F. & M, riy.
When mon enndomn other* on moro j,   , h,,,,,,.,,,,,^ „,,,, ba, „,„,,, „-.„„
ZZ .Tt'J^tr ''CIS r°U ! «n«M« to wnlk.'wns held nt Conl Cn-k
ground for their condemnation 7 i       ,„,*■.      . ■   ..  ■
Why U It that n truly good mnn will ; t)lv ,u« 9lh l,wt*     u **» «i«-*W«^ »«
never Jtidno another harshly, or on ■ l'oW a concert In Fertile, If P«MnlbI«'.! N*orW0(tlan „,„„,,,, nilll An„nvn. »n..r,
Mi!.ii kUnpU'lon'.' i •*l»l '*» «»l'''11 *l «*tlbi»i:ilptlmi liml ill uiu.'*, , por(flri AJP M|(j C|Ka,H.
What reason Is there to believe tlmt j Tin; <oinnilttee would lie very Krnt*1- j    AKOnjg for Waukesha Arcndlan Wn
n person Is Biillty of the same, or a j f„i if you will i*»m*pt subscriptions on i       Sch]||t ,Jwr awJ „,„ fa|n01Jg ,*.,,
similar sin, when he suspects another j fh„|r t,0i,nlf, however small, as funds
for tt on mere suspicion, and dous he ■ •*.„, „rRf.nt|y nt-edod for this desorvInK
not thereby rntis-* others to judg* him
(Conllnuod,on page 6)
after his own Judgment? I
VerHwi .Hi—Why nre men so npt tm*
think lightly of their own sins and to j
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Central Hotel
A Mosloy, Dining Room Proprietor
Open Sunday
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Wtii'kinnwBn'i   Tvsul.3  Sa-lleiU*! THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,    b.  C.   FEBRUARY; 12, 1910
veij* Wt&lv\zl £&$**
Published every Saturday morning,
at its office, Pellatt Avenue, Fernie,
B. C. Subscription $1.00 per year in
advance. , An excellent advertising
medium. ■.. Largest circulation in the
Advertising rates on application
Up-to-date facilities for the execution
of all kinds of book', job and color
work. Mail orders receive special at-,
Manager and  Editor
Office Phone 48 '   ,'' Residence 9
As editor nnd manager of this paper, I am severing my connection this
week.     I resigned my position    one
month ago, and decided for the time
being at least to give up the newspaper business, and to enter the arena
of job printing in this city, and with
that-purpose in View I have purchased
from the firm-of Miller & Richard of
Winnipeg, an up-to-date job printing
plant, and have secured the premises
temporarily occupied by the Bank of
Hamilton on Pellat Avenue.    During
the past three years I have endeavored to fill my very envious position as
manager and editor of this paper with
honesty and integrity of purpose, and
if in any particular I have failed, I
crave the pardon of the members of
the District, for whom I have worked,
and the generous public who have so
long withstood the onslaughts of my
pen.     In some degree it is with deep
.regret  that  I  am  leaving the    very
energetic field of newspaper work to
sink,into sublime oblivion in the   job
printing line, but none of us are the
masters of our own destiny;  we are
all governed by a Supreme Being, who
is ever on the lookout for our welfare,
and who, while we think he is smiting
us, is doing for us what is best.     In
leaving this position I bespeak for my
successor the  many courtesies    that
have been extended to me.     It is a
very hard thing to run a labor paper,
and harder yet. when.you have from
five to six thousand men to cater to,
and in doing so one must needs make
many friends and more enemies but as
make enemies is a nonentity, and we
■   feel  greatly  flattered   to  think  that
while doing the duties that we wero
, paid for, we were able to call some
people enemies.     But   one of these
bright-and glorious days, the, veil will
be torn asunder, and each and every
one of us  will  bo on  equal  footing
among angelic company, where thieves
do not break through and steal, and
where  neither  moth  nor rust    doth
corrupt, and then, and not until then,
will wo get our desserts.
A scene from one of the 6 plays which will be given a1 supmtuous production by the splendid Eckhardt Theatrical company at'the Fernie opera
house commencing on Mondny February 14, and continuing for one week.
clnl in one of the old country towns,
and afler the lecturer liad proven conclusively how well one could thrive,
and the physical advantages resultant
therefrom, was nonplussed when asked
the question by an old dame: "If you
say we can live on fourpence for a
whole ,day, why do they charge sixpence for this one meal?"
''That* there is certainly room for
more culinary knowledge is granted,
at tbe same time there are many who
are deprived of the ingredients to
practice on and whilst in the ranks of
the acquaintances of our bourgeois
critics there may be room for censure, yet when dealing with the* economic problem, society as a whole, and
not  a mere fractional portion there-
-i I"       * .   f
from, should be considered. '
The crusade against high prices is
quixotic, if made with any expectation of materially affecting tiust interests,'' because the sufferers will be
the retailers0 and the producers. This
plan recalls the story of the individual
who determined ,to practice what   he
Recently tho press has been deluged
with various articles of more or less
Houndncss dealing with thc question
of the high costof living nnd the sago
of St. Paul James .1. Hill, has ndded to
bin notoriety by coining nn eplgrnra-
Inntlc phrase "It is not so much tho
high cost of living that should be Investigated hut the cost of high living"; thlH Is decidedly a mirth provoker lo Uioho capon llnod Individuals
who can Indulge In hearty laughter nfter a hearty muni, but the poor wight
whose noonday repast Is coarse In
quullty nnd source In quantity, will
Hcurcely bo blamed If ho falls to hoc
the Joke.
Frederic .1. Illinium, whoso articles
uro I'l-giti'dud by nil part Ies as clear,
cohcIho and lucucutc, taking facts unalloyed hy pui'tlHuiiHltip uh a IjiihIh,
stilted recently that the Income of tlio
iivenigo American fnmlly is $000 n
yenr. Accepting this nit true, do
not the reninrl(H of the Hill type hiivoi'
of elllier crnsii iKiioniiu.'e or linpertlti-
onco? ,   . '".ir-ll
The pi'iTi.nliige of tIioho who live
high t'otnpnretl \t\ (\w honlen who live
low In no divergent iih to be u vanishing qitiintlty nud yet we hnve peck*
Kiiufflnii ocotiotnlHtH, who bentte the
people bcciiURo they "I.IVIO 111(111!"
Writing iibmi* similar Muck we hnve
a homily from the pen of another tit,
I'niil resident, Archbishop John Ireland, nud perhnpH we    mny   deduce
,, i      r.    .      . i . .    1       i      . .     .i.i *
.lohn J IUI1, :ui.V!ih;il liirltnUnii \:\ Dw
ulnccrcwt form of flattery. After rntik-
Ing Din Htnt'-mc'iit Ihat lie 'lrv-s not
en pect, to sec the price of meat go
Imrk to the flgunm of by-gone years,
and that be Is noi t-ver-forry because
the farmer Ih deriving profit therefrom
ho avers thut ment Ih ko inui.h dearer
In Kiiropo ilinn It. is In Amorlcn, nnd
Hint, when lie ho Informed people they
would cxprditK surprise, when recalling tlm reward of labor in Aineilra
nnd the* lnbor a morn; ibemt'i'lvcM.
ilo Dloil dC'.lvc'H himself of mouw
sapient advice regarding houuekoop-
Ini?, the art of cookinjtr, the hyRenlc
advantages of eating less meat, all of
which recalls to mind the time worn
ane-ci'ou. ot Dw It-i-hm- "How tu \.\m-
on Fourpence a Day" at a tea and so-
preached "Down with the Trusts," so
he refrained from eating meat becaues
of the meat trust, eschewed bread on
learning of a flour trust, discarded his,
clothing, both cotton and wool, rather
llian aid the woolen trust, and when
captured as a wild man of the woods
where he was subsisting on nuts and)
roots and drinking from springs, replied to the questioners "Why did
you not hang yourself?" "Because I
heard there was a cordage trust."
"Then why not drown yourself?"
"For fear my body wo\ild bo recovered and I would bo unwillingly patronizing the coffin trust."
These bubbles that rise to tho surface from time to time Indicate a
seething cauldron belbw, but all of the
quack remedies and seutontiously given advice are foredomed to failure until such time as the real awakening
arrives, and society recognizes that
ItB bapls is now out of plumb and that
It is high time to cease tinkering with
effects, but get down to cnuBos.
glorious history-is repudiated, and it
will go'the regular route of degeneracy
'nto n craft, organization having the
"checkoff" system and'time contracts
with bosses, fat salaries' for officials,
Civic Federation affiliations, a theory
of interests between capital and labor,
and all the other hall marks of treason
that distinguish the A. F. of L. as the
betrayer of the working class.!'
We leave'this iri the hands of smarter men than the biased editor of "Solidarity" to judge of the truth of this
ignorant assertion.
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Another consignment* of Eaton's family bibles arrived' yesterday. **' We
trust the recipients will consign them
to their proper place—the stove. Remember the home merchants have
been carrying some of you people all
through this trying winter. Give them
the benefit of'your ready,cash and,forget Eaton.     - ,
store-keeper in all Its branches, and
to buy,- sell or deal ln, by wholesale or
retail, goods, stores, chattels and effects of every kind, and to transact all
kinds of, agency* and commission business: • ,7 ; .
(f.) To carry on, any other, business,/
whether manufacturing or. otherwise/
which may. seem to the Company capable of being conveniently carried on
in connection with any of the above
businesses or objects, or calculated, AU
rcctly, .or indirectly, to enhance the
value or to render' profitable any of the
Company's property or rights for* tlie
tlriie  being:                    *                ' -
(g.) -To erect, "build, equip and oper-_
ate flour or other mills- grain or other
elevators, warehouses, houses,: stores,
and' other buildings and works necessary, or which the Company deems necessary or expedient for any of its
purposes: '       .
(h.) To acquire and lake over, as a
going concern, if the company deems
it desirable to do soi the undertaking
of any or all of.ithe assets and liabilities of Raymond -Milling and Elevator
Company, Limited:    „
fi.) To acquire, and undertake tho
whole or any, part of the business, property and liabilities of any person or
company carrying on any business
which' this * Company Is authorized Jo
carry on, or possessed of property or
rights suitable for the purposes of this
Company; and to enter into partnership
or Into any, arrangement for sharing
profits, union of Interests, co-operation,
joint adventure, qr otherwise, with any
person or company carrying on oi' engaged' in, or'about to carry'on or engage-in, any-business or transaction
which this company Is authorized to
engage or carry on1, or any business or
transaction capable of being conducted so, as to, directly or indirectly, benefit tills Company;    ,    .
(j) "To tak'c or otiierwiso acquire and
hold shares in any other company
having objects altogether or ln , part
similar to those of this Company,- or
carrying on any business capable of
-being conducted so as, directly or Indirectly, to benefit this" Company:
(k.) To enter Into any arrangements
with any Government, or any authorities, municipal, local, or otherwise, that
may seem conducive to.the Company's
objects, or any of them, and to obtain
from such Government, or any other
authority, any rights, privileges, and
concessions which the Company may
think it desirable to contain, and;, to
carry out; exercise and comply with
such arrangements, right's, privileges,
and concessions:-
(1.) To establish and support, or alii
in the ' establishment and support,- of
associations, Institutions, funds, trusts,
and conveniences calculated to benefit
employees or ex-employees .of tlie
Company, or the dependants or connections of such persons, and to grant
pensions or allowances, and to make
payments towards insurances, and to
subscribe or guarantee money for cha-
ritablc or benevolent objects, or for any
exhibition, ov -for any public, general
or  useful   object:
(m.) To promote any company or
companies for the purpose of acquiring
all or any pf the property and liabilities of this Company, or for any other
purpose which.'may seem, directly or
Indirectly, calculated to benefit this
Company; *.    •
(nl). Generally to  purchase,  take, on
-T^a-acquires, a flavor under the peculiar v climate
of Ceylon, that cannot be acquired anywhere else on
eartii.' The, delicate,fragrance antd dejightful-.aronia'of
will please you.   Buy a package to-day from your
grocer.   You'll like it!
Electric Lighted                       ; „     .    ,                      steam Heated
The Waldorf Hotel
First Class Accommodation for Travellers
MRS. S. JENNINGS, PROPRIETRESS        '   , '   .
Hot and Cold Water L. A. Mills, Manager
On first'' class
business and residential  property.
Real Estate & Insurance
Cree & Moffatt
Bar supplied with  the  best Wines,
Liquors and Cigars ' ■
In the matter of an application for
the issue of a duplicate Certificate of
Title to Part (55 feetx 132 feet) of
Lot 6 Block 4 of Lot 5-155 Group 1
Kootenay District (Map 735)   '•   ■   •
Notice is hereby'given that it is
my intention to issue at the, expiration
of one month after the first publication hereof a duplicate of the Certificate of Title to the above mentioned
lot In the name of Jessie Giddings,
which certificate is dated the 10th of
July 1005, and numbered 4666D.
. Deputy District Registrar
Land Registry Office,
Nelson, D. C.    '
January 31; 1910    5t G2"LPE
"ConipnitleH Aft, 1KD7."     Cnnniln, I'm-
•tlnce of IlrKlNli Coliimliln.
No. r.r.7
Volume one, number ono of the Portland Canal Miner came to hand thin
wook. It Ih printed at Stewart, B.C.,
which is styled "Tho Gateway to Iho
Mines." Stowart Is reached by wator
from Vnncouvor or Victoria lo Prlnco
Uttpert, ti dlBtnnco of nno miles, and
at present lho Grand Trunk Pacific Is
operating a fortnightly Horvlco between
Prince Huport nnd -Slow-art. Tho
Minor cnrrloH a largo •■uniitlty of good
titHty ads, and In Its editorial get-up
nnd general typographical appearance
Is a credit lo tin.; managing editor, Mr.
.InmoH f'tilllns. and to the thriving
town of Stewart.    Wo wish the Minor
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A Hiiliwny for pnilr-Htrlnnii nnd If
priHHllilo, for vi-lilflt-H, Ih Homolhlug
tli'.it Is absoltili'ly i-hhwiiIii] on Cox Si.
at llio (iront Noitlioni, .-.very dny n
now,I of pot-pie have to Htnnd and
wnlt for ono of tho II. L, IllnekHtonit
long frelghtH to pn«H, or wontr., wait
until thoy do twonty or thirty niln-
utoH -shunting, nnd one of Uioho fine
dnys Koine one Ik going to get Idlled
I. <*'!...*    It,    »*.»,,.,*     I, r I ...,-.■ -n    Ilie,    -*^j*f      ft"
mnny now have to do to yoi to thoir
I'l'spiM'tivo work on time. The city
milhorliIon might tnko thin mattor up
wltli tho (Iron! Northern pooplo, nnd
porhnpK got tlioni to romody this dan-
Koinun htnto ol iiliiiin*. It would not
lio n vory oxponnlvo proposition to
put In n niiliwny thoro, as tho grade of
lho Hti'i'ot Ih now Bitch that there
would lie plenty of room for podos-
trlntiH nnd vehicles.
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A vory radical paper ntylrd "Solidarity" and If-Micd »t Now <"hntlo, Venn-
t-sylvanln, by tho 1. W. VV.,<:omoH out
with tho following nmonRKt a lot of
othor rot:
"If tho VV. F. M. *«*>*» Into th<! A. Y.
<>( I.,, or <-von ii 11 own ft tobwoh connoctlon to bo ■pun, It U doornod; Hit
TIiIh In to certify tlmt the* "Ulllnon
Milling and Klnvator Company, Limit-
oil," In ntillinrlxoil nml HronHPil to carry on htiHlnt'HH within tlio Provlnco of
HrltlHh Coliimliln, ami to carry out or
effect all or any of tlio objects of the
Company tn which tlio lcglwlatlvo authority of tlio l.t-glHliitiiiv or Jli'lllHh Coliimliln oxIomlH,
Tlio hond'office of tlm company Ih
Hltunto nt Lot li bridge, In tho Provlnco
of Albnrtn, .    .
Tlio nmount of tlio cnpltnl of tho
Pninpiiny Ih ono limnlri-il niul fifty thou-
hiuiiI ilollni'H, illvlili'il Into'ono thouBimil
flvo liuni'lri'il kIiiu'c'h iir ono hundred
ilollnr.s 1'iifli. *i
Tlio lii'iul off I <-'..' of Uio Ciiinpnny In
this I'roVlnoi* Ih hMiiiiIo nt tlio City of
Kornlo, and Hhni'wiiiiil llnr-Uhtnor, Ho-
lli'ltor, wliimi' nddii'HH Ih l-'ornlo nfoi'..<.
mild, Ih Uio iittoi'iicy i'or"tlio Company.
Olvi'ii undor my lumd nnd Hon! of
oflico nl Vloloilii, Provlnco of iirillnh
Coliimliln, UiIh Kill dny nf .laniuiry, ono
tlioiiHiind  nlno  hundred  and   ton.
tl.. K.) S, 1, WOOTTON,
lloutilrnr of Jnlnl Ntiick Coiopnuli'M
Tlio ohJ.'i'iN fm which UiIh Compiiny
Iiiih Ihoii oh I n hi I c hod nnd IIcciimoiI nroi
(n.) Tu ciiiTy un nil or nny of thn
hUHliii'HHi'H of milling nnd tho innuufm.-
turlniv of Ki'iiln of all kind* ntul do-
N'TlptluiiH Into flour, incut, food and
nllii-r prodiu'tM: i »
(h.) To curry on nny or    nil of (Ini
IlllHlniJHHCH. WlloIlHIllo or I'ntllll, of grain
U'll I'l'l' »,l|*.'f> 111,1, tl     ', n ,1   lilt-   t„\„\,,,r    r,,i\ninr
wnrohouHlog. nhlppltm. handling, and
Ki'ot:i.i,{) dealing in Kt.uii, liuur, uncut,
food, .'.liM'tn, hi,ni imd ginln 'iroitiirlH of
all kliiiU and donc-1'lptlon, to build,
i'i|iil|i and oiiornto giuln or nllit-r olo-
viitiii'H, wiui'hmiHiH and ntin'chouHCH,
/un) lu rnrry on n gciurnl milling and
• .> *.*..',. . .. .*,'.,'„ .,,, h,-•:..,.'..-,^\ , a*.,^
ilmwIuTo In Iho Provlnco of AIIh-Hai
<r.) To curry on 1iuhIihn/i n« whole*
milo nr retail ti«iy«*rn. hcIIitm nnd deal-
i'in In liny. oatM, ontll«i hiirm'H, •thncp,
llv«> Muck nnd pr-'nornl fnrm ntul rnuoli
product-) of,evory kind, nnd to r-ury on
nny or nil of tho loiKlnoHHCii of farm-
-•i", rutu'li'Mi', n»'iwt >m, .itm'.k bri-fdfvii.
ilalryinon,'proiiprvfil ment mnnbfniit'jr-
cm, ciHiiH'rH, tiri'Hi-i ti.|-fi'.< nml pHfki'iH of
all kln.ln of iirovlnlnn* nnd product*.
frllmonwrliiK, tanning, duller* In hldijii
fat, tallow. Hri'ii****, fttthd nnd other
nntrn»l product-*!- ...
fit.) To carry on tU«t t.n»in-?ni of man-
ufuctiir*>rx nf nml riralera, tit whole*
Hul'i nr .■-Mi-lit. in »riii-ti*» und'-iprfldm'tii
of rx-fry Icfiid und nututi;' v.hl^sv.1'vli';
<*.)  To <*rry on    th« buiMent    of
lease, or-ln~~exchaifgerlTr-re, or "otlrer^"
wise ncqulre'any real and personal
property, and any rights or privileges
which the Company may think necessary, or convenient for the purposes of
its business, and in particular any
lands, bui]dings,"ensements,.franchises,
machinery,  land  and-stock-in-trade:,
' (o.) To construct, alter, repair, improve, maintain, .develop,. work, manage, carry out or control any roads,
ways, buildings, warehouses, shops,
stores, works or conveniences which
may seem calculated, directly or indirectly, to advance the Company's Interests," and to contribute to, subsidise,
or otherwise assist,, or take part ln thc
construction, improvement, maintenance, working, management, carrying
out or control  thereof:
(p) To Invest and doal with tho moneys of tho Company not Immediately
ro(|ulr<!d, on such securities and In
such' manner as may from time to timo
be determined:  •
(q) To borrow or ralso, or secure the
paymont of money ln hiic.1i manner as
the Company Hhall think fit, and In
particular by lho Ihsho of bonds or debentures, or debenture stock, perpetual
or otherwise, charged upon all or any
of tho Company's property, both prosont
and1 futuro, Including Its un cnl Iod capital, and to redcom and pay off any such
securities; ., ,,
(r) To remunerate nny porson or
compnny for services rendered, or to
bo rendered, In placing or assisting to
plnco,.or guarnnteeing tho placing of,
any of tho shares of tho Company's ca-
pllnl, or any dolxinturcH or othor securities of thc Compnny, or In or about
tho formation or promotion of tho Company, or tho conduct of Its huslnnsH:
(h) To draw,,make, accept, Indorse,
discount, flxomito and Ihhuo promissory
notns, bills of exchange, bills of lndlng,
wnrrnniH, bonds, debentures, nnd othor
nogotlablo or trnttHforablo Instruments:
(t.) To soil, mortgngo, lonso, or othor-
wlso dlsposo of thn undi-rlaltlng of tho
•T'ompuny, or nny part thornnf, for such
consideration aH thn Compiiny shall
think fit, and In particular for shams,
ilobontiiroi or soourlilcH of nny other
compiiny having, objects altogether or
In pari similar*'to those of tills Com*
■Cu) To obtain nny provlHlonnl or oth-
or order, or Act or ordinance, for on-
nbllng the finiifipnny to carry any of
Ils ohJnclN liilo-,,*iiffiict, or for offi-nllng
nny,,. modification of tho Company's,
constitution, or'for nny othor purposo
which mny tin-m expedient, nnd to op-
Iiohii, nny procomllnKH or nppllcntioiiN
which may seem, dlroctly or Indirectly,
inloulntud to pn-JtidU'u tho Cnmpmiy's
(v.) To procure lho Company to bn
1'i'glMlcrod or ronognlitiiil olmnvhoin In
Ciinudn or nhnmi.:
(w) To do all or any of thn ahovo
things oltbor In tho Dominion of Cnn-
min, or nlNnwhnro, ns principals, agonts,
contrnotnrs, triistnoH, or othorwlsi), and
flihor nlono or In conjunction with
uj,i«.i.«,' i
(x)  To do nl)  such other thlngM n«f
nto Incidental or conriuclvo to thn nt**i
lufnm-iil of any of tho above object*.,
(y) To nnwilgumntn with nny othor
company having ohjoctn altogether or
i„   ......   ..I.V.M..,,   if,   II,•Mir*   nf   1Mb   Pn-m-
C.  P. R.
Low Round Trip Rates to
Ontario, Quebec and Maratime
Tickets on' Sale Dec. 1 to Dec. 31, in-
clusiev, good to return within three
months. v  , •'
Tickets issued in connection Atlantic
Steamship Business will be on sale
from November -21 and limited to five
months from date of issue
Finest Equipment. .* Standard First
Class and Tourist Sleeping Cars and
Dining Cars on all Through Trains.
_Compartment.rfJLlbrary—»— Observation
Cars' on "Imperial Limited" and "At-
.7    ' lantic Espuress.'-'
Wm., Eschwig, Proprietor
New and up-to-date
Handsome   Cafe Attached
ffl.A. Kaisihep
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Fire! Fire ! Fire !
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The'anniversary of*the great'
fire of August 1, 1008, is drawing near. Let us draw your attention to the fact that we represent 14 financially strong,*' old
established and well known
Board Firo Insurance companies, also agent for tho ,
Sun   Life    Insurance
Company of Canada
We have several snaps in
Business and   Residential
,   ii. different parts of the city
New Oliver Typewriter.
Machine given out on trial
Vo Charge
3 Through Express Trains Daily
leaves Winnipeg daily at 22.40, making
connections at Toronto for all. points
■" * ' Bast and West thereof.
The "Imperial Limited" leaves'Winnipeg dally at 18.15, and the "Atlantic
Express" at 8.00 daily, making connections at Montreal for all points East
Apply to the Nearest C. P. R. Agent
for full Information
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We are going,, to sacrifice-the balance of our stock of.
Cutters & Sleighs to make room * for our Spring stock
Buggies.   We have on hand
3  Cutters   -   1   pair of 2 1 -2" Farm Bobs °
We will sell the above at cost.   . Call and see them
J. M. AGNEW&CO. ELKO, B.C    (j
Headquarters For
Office   Supplies
(7.) To -llMtrltiutu nny nf tlio prtiporty-
of tlio Compnny In kind iimon-j the
iiit'inticrH: i
(na) If thorn-flit (lt, to ohtnln any Act,'
onllnnnce or nftJur, <llimoJvln(r the Com-,
pnnynnd rc'lnorporntlni*; ll« memher*
•j.t it now rnmpflny for any ot tlin nt,-
b'cte infiidonmi In thla nximorai'ilum,
or fdr cff-sctlnB unv o*her moillflrn-*
lion In th« CnmpHny'n tionntliultmti
(bh) And U)le hereby doclurod thai
ili» Intttntlnn \e that the ohjectn *»pt*ol*>' j
fled In e»ch p*r«B*r«p>i ot tlili ctaus-ijj
utiall, Mcept where otlK-rwIsii expreaaJ
cd ln*iiieli pniAgrnphii, be In'no wliii
re-itrk'lerl t>y rettttnt* to, or In.
furfur* frtint. the term* of any ether*
paruttrapli or the name of the eompf.ny,,
Suddaby's Drug & Book Store
Agent for Victor and Edison Phonographs
/Huylcf's & Lowney's Chocolates, New Scale Williams' Pianos
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The Official Organ of District No.  18, 17. FI. W.'*of A.
Fernie, B.C., February 12th*.,    1910
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' Presbyterian church services , Sunday, Sunday school at 2.30 p.m. and
evening service at 7.30 p.m. Subject
','Offended in Christ." A hearty welcome to all. '     '-■
Adam Watson started to work up
here again last week.
Fred Turpin severed his connection
with the Trites Wood company     on
Tuesday*    J* Fleming is acting as the
'teamster.        ... v,
Jack, Jones (Hobo) got tangled up
with ■ a train of timber , in' the new
slope ot No. 5 mine on Wednesday.
It caused him to wear a good deal of
adhesive-plaster for a few.days.
The workmen had to be brought out
of No'., 5 mine on Monday;between 12
and'_ o'clock, owing .to the fan belt
breaking.     The afternoon shift could.
' hot work, but they.got it fixed ready
•-for the midnight shift.
The examination  for   coal   miners
had to be, postponed from Monday until Tuesday owing to the break down
at No, 5.     There* was quite a number
up for examination on Tuesday.' ,      r
What  a  happy  release  Joe Alder
is gone, but his brother Dick has come
to make up for him.     '     ,
... Notice was posted   Monday asking
for, tenders'1 for a contract to, drive a
level in the new mine No, 0, level to
be driven, nine* fet wide-with four to
six inches of rock to be, taken .down:
Theer .were quite a, number of appli-"
cants. - •' ■   '7      .:'"''.'•■
. Dave Archibald got down' as far as
. .ing very favorably from the accident
in'' wliich he was injured some four
*■ weeks ago. ....
James Ashworth; Esq., the general
manager, of- the Coal ■ Company, was •
up looking over the club* last Saturday'
and seemed very "well pleased^-wiHi-
the way the board... of- management
were.'furnishing it, and complimented
them on the ptock of new books they
had received. It was a bit of a surprise when, they saw the fine bar
wliich was just being' fixed up, but
said* it was certainly a good ono and
a credit to any building, and he also
saltOhat 'the only thing wo now re*,'
qulro is.the license, and he promised
to do what he could toward getting
Coimtable Varlow had a good day's
shooting last 'Wednesday, and ho accounted for ton mongrels. It'was
getting real bad, for when men were
coming home from work at night a
cur would como out nnd bark at almost
ovory othor door. Those who have
dogs should keep them fastened up or,
thoy may find a few more on the missing, list. ,    ',,
J. 'Steele, firo boss ln No. 5 mino,
got* crushed between two cars in the
mlno on Tuesday and was forced to
lay off for n day or two as n consequence
W. M. Elley, manager of tho Holntz-
maii piano pnrlorB In Fernio was a
,-biiBlnoBB visitor tit tho Creok on Wednesday.
Tlio Crows Nest Trading Compnny
tonnmler had a sort of exciting oxporlonco up.hero Inst Saturday aftornoon,
when ho Iuul got all of his load delivered and wnn proceeding to Fornio
by lho government road between flvo
nnd bIx o'clock, Tho sleigh slipped
partly ovor tho bnnlc nnd tlio top of
tlio Hlolgh wont right off tho runners.
Thon tho homes tiirnod nround nnd
Bnllopsod back (0 tlio Crook, turning
In on tho high hUIo nf lho dub, nnd
right to lho top of tlio Crook whoro
Ihey stood ns though nothing whnt*
ovor lintl happened. How the tonm*
titor escaped without Injury Ih a my*-**
lory, A numbor of chlldron worn
sltntlng nnd Hloighlnt; down tho rond
nbout thin tlmo, but thoy nil got out
nf tlm wny when thoy saw tho homos
coming, ho thnt no ono wns hurt In
lho mix-up.
MrH. C. Dlngsdnlo wnn up horo on
Monday visiting with hor two daugh*
K, llrlndloy of Mlchol wnn a vlfiltor
up horo ovor last wook end.
Joo Amor, tho head Inmpninn, In
renldlng tip horo now in tho houso
itl.Ich ■*.'..' '....-..j' v^iui-UJ by Mr.
Hlmoon Ivoy nntl Prod Trnorn drop*
pod In nmongtB ub Inst Frldny from
Win. MuF-ugim wns forcod to lny off
work last wcok end with blood poison-
iiiii; hi Dw \u\-Mi, v.,\u.wi u> iui.imife
a bur Into It,
\V, II. Kvnnn waB off two dnys last
week with IiIb old complaint, rheumatism. Ilo Htnrted ror tho hot springs
nntl I wonder If ho got thoro,
Don't forgot tho masquerado ball
up here on tho 17<h of Mnrch, 8t,
Patricks night.
Arthur Bnmpnon, chlof of tho provincial polico nnd J. T. Alexander, J.
P,, woro up horo on Thursday laat in*
mpoctlng tho now provincial quartern
up horn. It la a much larger placo
than lho ono that wait' htirnod down
In tho flro, and It contains two colls
und ii nood tilled office. Anyone Icing* unfortunate eriouBh to ho put Into
either of the cells will find it ri'ver-y
secure place. .' ....   .
Mrs. H.Kingswood and two sons arrived back* from the. old country on
Thursday morning, accompanied by
her sister, They say that things are
very dull on the, other side of the herring pond.
Sid Horton, the popular, butcher of
tho T. W. Company up here,, took, a
trip down east on Wednesday night
last.-,      7,.
Nathan Mitchell and' Frank Hully
were the new arrivals up here Thursday.' They came from Cumberland,
Born at Coal Creek on the Stti'inst.,
to Mr. and Mrs. Jtyn Foster, a daughter.   ; , • •'   "'   s
Don't forget the child-Law ley's benefit concert on the 23rd of February;
Plan, at Bleasdell's drug store. The
committee", are doing their best ih
order to make this-one of the biggest
successes that has ever been held "In
the district.-'   *  "     ' •
The board have ..decided to hold a
smoker on Saturday night in :the club
hall for the members. If you like- a
good time be there;   .       ;
First class board, and rooms at Fair-
clough's boarding house, Coal Creek,
opposite football*grounds. '     •    •
■ The junior hockey team of Hosmer
played the-junior, team of Michel. The
game was very closely contested and
resulted in'a/voctbry'for-Hosmer, the
score being Hosmer 3" and Michel 2.
Tlie boys left in the' morning on the
Flyer well.* pleased with, the victory
and trip.   -■ c.
Tlie family, of Alex Hamilton left
for Washington U.S. this week. ■ All
wish them' a- safe" journey 'arid prosperity in their5 hew. home. *, •--*- .
Bob Spruston was appointed fife,
boss for No. 3 and 4.mine, filling the
vacancy which was caused by, the re-
Mn 'and-. ■■ Mrs.-- Dave Morris .-- have
returned from Lethbridge 'Where they,
were-paying'a visit tb Mrs.'" *'Morris*'
mother and'--father.-- - ■ '** *7-;*<.*-7'
; .The senioj-,- hockgy team met' with a
bitter dlsappointnient ln;"the\nbnji£rrl-
val of the Hosmer hockey team which
was' billed"'to' play "lieer on Sunday.
The* boys believe they .would have been
able to secure a victory over the boys
from- Hosmer.
There Beems to be quite an excitement over the fancy dress ball to be
held here on the 21st, Judging by the
enthusiasm .displayed by the , young
ladles in their selection of costumes
tho affair will be well worth attending. ■'.   '.'■;.
John Moore,fire.boss at No. 8,. met
with a slight accident wliich necessitates his removal for treatment to the
hospital.  ■.-.,.' „-.. • ... ■
J, Hamilton, hoistmrin at No. A', left
for Washington this week." He will
bo greatly* missed,.
Mr, It, Stratton, deputy inBpoctor of
mines pnld n visit to the Michel col-
liory' this week,
Clnrk's moving picture show drew a
lnrgo crowd on Thursday evening. The
pictures are fine and do not hurt tho
Mr. Weaver, our Iocnl mllkmn'n, met
with n sorfoiiB flnnnclnl Ipsa, Ills
horse ran away, nnd ns It was crossing tho C. P. n, trncks tho Flyer,
which wns npproachlng at tho tlmo,
struck the benst nnd rig, killing tho
nnimni Instantly and destroying tho
rig iind cans. Somo pooplo who wero
pyo wltnoHRos of tho nccldont think
thnt tho trouble might hnvo boon prevented, ns tho Flyer had tline to slow
down more thnn it did.
William Hlddloy Iiiih moved Into tlie
houso occupied by Art Wllllnms, nnd
hns purchased his household furnishings.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Dr. McSorloy hnvo nr*
rived In Michel.
Wlniiflohl Molnnes, who hns boen
confined to tho house for n fow woeks
Ih nblo to bo nround.
Michel cnn bonst bf nn I, 0, 0. T,
which moots ovory Tuoiidny,  .
The new hoist which Ib being Instill*
Iod nt No, fi, lo nbout completed nnd
will nn doubt be tho mcittiH of Incro-ut*
lug tho output,
Tho Rkntlng rncos held horo on tho
21 nl Hhould hnvo n lnrgo list of entries, nH the prizes put up by the man-
ngoemnt nro both UHoful and vnlunblo.
Sir Norton of Conl Crook pnld Mich*
«1 n flying visit.
The second annual hnll of tho K, ot
I\ wnn held on Wednesday evening,
February Oth, In Crnhnn'a hall. Tho
music wiih furniHheil hy tho Colomnn
i/idtctiliti, aiiil hni'iu ol llio lluhl tun-
titBtlc enjoyed themselves until tho
wo sma hours nf tho morning. Jack
Mnrtln officiated as ..tho floor master
for tho occasion,
only" occurred _a-few. days ago'that a
boy named Joseph'Seal* jumped'on'ttie
side;of 1 a'-sleigh and fell underneath
the .unner and got very badly ait and
hurt."; Now imagine the, vast amount
of trouble that could be saved the,parents if the persons,responsible^would
just, attend to their business and put
a stop to all boyssriding; otherwise if
the teamsters neglect such ah important duty the council should be,asked
to see that such a thing is forbidden.
To my mind*it is more important' even
than the ringing of the curfew because
of the great danger that boys are liable, to by being allowed to jump on
while the horses' are moving at a fast
rate. In the future I, hope thnt* it
will be struck out for the sake* of the
boys and the parents."
On Sunday afternoon there, was a
runaway. No damage was done and
no one was hurt so far as could be ascertained. • ;   -
On Monday night Clark's , moving
pictures and vaudeville was in town
with 7000 feet of films. Ralph Mad-
dison, the •Blairmore baritone, sang
the songs. , , '   7       -
On Tuesday night at the I. O. O. F.
hall the members and friends of St.
Alban's, church participated in an all
round bean supper. It is hoped that
much success will follow the" efforts
made, and as the admission was only
25* cents we would naturally, conclude
that a big crowd would make much
of the opportunity.
I desire to call the people's attention to a meeting to be held on Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock February 15.
The subject for discussion will-be:
"Resolved; that the abolition of the
House of Lords is in the best,interests
of the British Empire." As the above
is* the burning question-of the hour
there should be no difficulty in getting a crowded house and creating an
extensive* interest in the * minds* of the
public. So much has been said of
late concerning the House of ■ Lords
and their tactics that the whole thing
has become rather a common place
question i.nthe.fact of such a popular
subject we can look forward to a help**
ful and lively time.- The leaders of
the -debate are well known citizens,
and a good stadn should be made by
each;' side.       • '   *
Tuesday night the18th, the following
program was gone through with*,' „
•Speeches by the following: Mr. J.
W. Powel.'.Mr. Wm. Clegg, Mr. Ed.
Cameron's phonograph is, also placed
a'tthe disposal of the society. I
.wish to'point out that at,the commen-
,'cement of a series of meetings .like
this the entire object is to- provide
.,a pleasant time for the secular and
•social side of, the community of this
'town, Too much cannot be said in
favor of this good movement on the
part of tlio promoters to care for all
classes. The whole thing is treated
on broad lines, and in' this way it
should appeal to the geenral public
for support and patronage.. ,
Wo have observed that the first
practical step has been taken by the
council for incorporation. Mr. T.
Wilemoth has been appointed to take
the census of the town and ho Is making good headway with thc undertaking, As the whole thing wllfc'bp complete In a fo-vY .days wo will be able to
roport then more tully„ on the actual
At a meeting of tho Knights of Pythias hold on Saturday Inst thore were
no loss thnn n)no applications sent ln
to tho lodgo, Since tho appointment
of Mr. Dnvls ns keeper of records
nnd sonls the lodgo is going ahead by
leaps and bounds. The brothron of
tho nbovo lodge nro not going to rost
on thoir oars until they become ono
of tho finest nnd bost lodges in tho
On Fobrunry 14th nt tho Rkntlng
Agents of the Dominion Coal';
Co.- of Cape Breton N. S., are':,
'at work trying to induce min-,
ers of Wilkesbarre and other *'
anthracite mine 'towns to   go
there and scab.   District   and;*;
local   officers   should   exert
themselves --to prevent   tbem ■
•' from securing . any. men for ,
, such purpose.
A strike.ha3 been on in No-
- va Scotia'and at these mines
since July 6' with every prospect of winning.     -     •
■    Don't go there and try to defeat your  brothers  who  are
fighting for the right to organize arid better conditions of
.- Stay away. Due notice will
be given in these columns
when the strike is won. Lab-
* or papers, please copy. ■
rink there will be an attractive "dress
carnival-when several prizes will be
offered to all kinds of competitors,
both for' the children and for the
grown ups. 7 '
Much amusement was caused at the
bean supper with the guessing competition, the prize being a very ' fine
cushion. The judges were Messrs.
Blais and Dunlope, the winners Judge
Disney. '* ' '    '    ,        -
Dealers in Oii Stocks and
Other  Flotations   , ■
To be Good
Imperial Bank of Canada
. , • -„       Capital Authorized $10,000,000
Capital Paid. Up ...... $5,000,000     Reserve $5,000,000   ,
D..R. WILKIE, President HON. ROBT JAFFRAY, Vice-Pres.
Arrowhead, Cronbrook, Fernie, Golden, Kamloops, Micnel, Myle, Nelson
Revelstoke, Vancouver and Victoria,
Interest allowed on deposits at current rate from date of deposit.
-   FERNIE BRANCH . GEO. I. B. BELL)' Manager
' A sad accident befell Isadore' Mon-
tabette on Friday last, 4th inst., while
following his employment in * the old
mine' heer as a rope rider. A trip
was being pulled up by a horse when
the.car jumped the track and caught
him between the car and the side,
breaking his leg just above the knee.
He was taken to the hospital where'he
still.remains, but he is doing as well
as could be-expected.
The charivari band turned out ' on
Monday, evening last to welcome the
return of Mr. Cruikshanks, grocer, who
went away a few weeks ago to be 'mar-'
rie'd. . He was taken to.-all the hotels,
as is usually the custom for the "sake
nf p-ratrtug hia  hfliul  down      " :'r".-*.'-
The usual half "yearly,.examinations
for engineers, will be held in ■ .vthe
Frank' hotel on the 4th and 5th, '.of
March. ■   . • ■        *,-y
E.Bridge of Coal Creek is residing
heer now and js working in. the old
mine.     .* ,.   ". 't* „ " ','      1
. Frank* hockey team played Hosmer
on Wednesday evening at-Frank. The
game commenced about ten o'clock,
and was very fast and rough. After
about fifteen minutes play McLeod
scored for Frank which was followed
by a goal from .McLellan. but Hosmer
started to play*up a bit and evened
up before half time.
Tho second half was not In progress'
long when M-eMlllnn scored a beauty
from the centre. McMillan added a
fourth before tlmo was" called niul
Hosmer got another, making the'score
4 to 3, Ilosmor had several of the
Fernio team on.
. Frank team was :
111, McGowan * -    '' .
1 A, Hughes ■ 1     y
>R, McMillan
1.1. McGowan '  ''
• J. Millor
P, McLellan
J. McLeod
What* la the mntter with the Fornio
hookey team that they won't encounter
Thoy nre tho first team In the Pads
to rofuso us a game,
(Toronto Telegram)
For violation of the .Joint Stock
Companies act, Magistrate Kingsford
made three convictions in* the afternoon Police Court, , fining Henshaw
Maddock $200 and costs or 30 days
and Athol George^ Robertson $200--
$100 for each offenc-3—or 30 days.
The California Alberta Oil Company
which Mr. Henshaw., Maddock , repre-'
sented, was first called.
Mr. W. H. Price who-was'the counsel', for the provincial secretary's department, stated:
-"In the'advertisements.which were
published nothing was said ..of the
value of the property, the partiesfr.om
whom purchased,' or the price's paid
for them: ,"i "-'-'■'-'
A   Life   Saver
Is an appropriate name for the
quick    action    style    of   HOT
WATER " BOTTLE   we" sell.
Ready the minute the water is
hoi, acts more promptly than ,
any medicine, and so often really
saves life before the,doctor*can'
reach you. 7 Several sizes  and,
styles and all prices.
Public Should  Know
The act demands this. If the public
know what was paid, for the oil properties, in cash or stock, they would
know whether..there -was any substance to - the proposition.
The treasurer of the company is
outside of the province of Ontario,
and any money collected is; sent to
him in Vancouver.
The oil properties of the company
are situated.in Alberta, and the company itself was incorporated in the
State of Washington.    -   ■
From the information I have, and
from'' what the advertisement says,
they ;have fas yet struck no .oil.' It is
purely, a speculation." ,.
' The Complaint'- "   ■'      ;*.
It,was charged against Maddock
that in 1909 and 1910 he Issued a pros-
pecturs of the California Alberta Oil
Co., which failed .tq. comply .with the
legal requirements, in that.it'bbre no
date,'was not signed by directors or
provisional directors, and was not filed with the provincial secretary; that
it was issued before;being filed; that
it did,not.contain the names of the
original Incorporators or the number
of shares subscribed for by each, or
the number of 'shares necessary to
qualify as a director' of the corporation.
The prospectus did not contain the
number and the'amount of shares Issued paid up or partially paid tip, or
the names and addresses of tho yen-
dors of tho property, or the amount
of tho purchase prlco of tho property,
In all thero-are nineteen* Instances
eltod where* non-compliance with the
law Is charged with regard' to the
Mr. A, Bicknell, counsel for Maddock, asked for a stated case, on the
plen thut Maddock was acting on Instructions from Vancouver, but tho
magistrate refused and said Mr. Illck-
noll could take It to a higher court If
ho desired,
'\      J X [,,
The Leading Druggist, ■ Phone 118
, We have, of ten, roasted Nero that he
played his.violin, while his .native
Home \vas burning anil .the,.fireman
raised a'din; there he sat and, played
while the fire' chief pranced „ and
sweated in his neat .red uniform. And
I often think that Nero had a pretty
level head; would the fire have been
extinguished had he fussed around'in-
stead?eWou]d the fire.insurance folks
have loosened up a sheckel more, had
old Nero squirted water on some grocer's cellar door? When there comes
a big disaster people straightway lose
their wits; they go round with hands
a-wrlnging, sweating blood and throwing fits; but the wise man sits and
fiddles, plays a tune from end to end,
for it never, pays to worry over things
you cannot mend. It is good to offer
battle when/ catastrophes advance, it
is well to keo pon scrapping while a
follow has.a chance; but when failure
Is as certain as tho coming of tho
dusk, then It's wise to take your fiddle
and fnll bnck on "Monoy Musk,"
Walt Mason
jR.H. .-.Marlow;
On Frldny night a very flno nhow
waB oxhlbitod nt tho opora houso entitled Nlobo; on Hnturdny night tbo
samo company playod Tho Professor's
I.OVO Story, which play exceeded tho
oxpoclntlons of tho peoplo. It Is ra-
th«>r niirprlftlnu thnt whon a ffooil Co.
comae to town thoy nro not bottor pat-
ronl rod, realizing tho monotonous Ufa
that somo times hangs about tho Va**,
It Is n relief lo (hoso who aro ncc\nt>
totnod to visit bucIi plactis,,
It would \>e> vory wlso of all ol! our
tcatu-itora (1; town would oruvctit aiiy
boys from riding; on thoir sleighs.    It
First Class Union Store carrying a Suitable Line, of Xmas
Goods. ,      '       ■
Two* South  African  Scrips
'sale at usual pripe
fl.North   Lethbridge, —Lethbridge
S ■  '   * Alta>       ,   '-        o
S. Tnylor, manngor of tho Standard
Lumber company of Cranbrook wns 11
Wnldo visitor this week,
Mr, Violet, ono of tho Haker Lum*
hor company's contractors, has finished his season's work nnd left for hia
homo on thu prairie,
A (lunation of $15 towards the hull
fund hns been received from S, Taylor
of lho Standard Lumber Co.
. Tho rcgtilnr mooting of tho whim
club wns held nt Mrs, Ilarl'H, IJuyiU't*,
on Wednesday,  •
Tho now wipr-rliitondf'nt of thu linker Lumber conipniiy'H plant, Mr. Iloht,
Mllno, arrived from Arnprlor, Ont,,
and hns tnki'ii up IiIh duties,
Thn union tlnnclnR club mot nt Wnldo, tin Frldny, Fi'lmin'ry 4,
Tlio boglmiliiK of m norloH of dancing loHHniiH wiih given In Wnldo hull
Inst --vonlng by .Mr. Itlrknf, dniu'lng
An editor died, nnd slowly wended
hlR wny lo where ho supposed a warm
reception nwnltod him. The dovll saw
him nnd Bnid: "For mnny yenrs thou
hnst borno tho blame for tho mnny errors tho printers mado in tho paper,
The papor hns gone alnH for $1, nnd
the $1 hns fulled to come In.- Tho
printers have dovllod theo on Saturday
night, for wngOR when thou hndst not
one cent, to thy nnmo. Men have
tnkon tho jmpor without paying for It
nnd eui'Hed tlmo for not getting out
bet tor. Thou hnst b'**'ii culled n ih-ad
bent by passenger conductors \\lwn
thou litist shown thy nnnunl puss tn
f-nvlmiH gn/.o, All Ihls thnn hunt nil
liornn In silence, Thou ciiiihI not
come In hero," mid he fired him. 'IJ-'n-
ven In hiH honm; nnd besides If wo
li't him ('.(mio lu hore lm will (.nullniiiil-
ly, dun dellii(|iiiiiit HiibHcrllicrH, for our
hnbltiitlon Ih full nf them,'nnd ihtiii
itc'iH' illsonkir tu my kliiMdoin."
Queen's Hotel
Under Now Management
Excellent  Table and
all white .help
Additional Tablo for
28 Moro Men
It In rath.*r 11 dlstunl und dull dny
whon Dr. (-onk Is not nxpnpcd nnd ro-
itvpoHi'd In ('(inunction with hoiuo fnlm,
Tho troiiblo with Cook In that ho hi."
Wind thn wrnnir prnfoHslnn. Mn should
hnvo boon 11 profousor of cupltnlfHt political economy und nil. liln vugim-'**'
nnd iioiihuuhU'iiI claims would have
pnnnnd without challenge. In fact ho
would lmvo won tin* prnlsn of the vory
pnpors thnt now condomn lilm.
Thoro nre so mnny HO-cnlleil "roino* •
tiles" for pllos thnt. siiffrirers tire often
nl, n ■ Iohh whnt to try. Piles nro
cniisi'd hy illstnnslon of Iho Imnmrr-
hnld veins, nnd tin* I Issuo becomes
highly liiflnm-'d, dry nnd soro, Znm-
link cents nnd Hnollms tho Inflamed
tIhhuo nnd Dw hnullng, nHHotifon In
'/iini-llnk iiuiii'lrale tint iIIhohmhI purls
giving i'Iihi- (illicitly ,und .ovutituiilly
ciirlii*., the inoHt obstinate c*ihi*h of
Mr. flcnrgc Harris nf Vlrdcn, Mnn,,
HiiyH* "I miffiTi'd acutely from piles
hill I nm glnd to Htiy thnt. Kiun-Huk
gnvo tint ciiho nnd hrniiKht about ultl-
main •■lift-.''
Mt*n. S. Cooke, I.!*** Pnciflis avenue,
VYiiiiii|i.'g, hiiyn; "A mniili ago I wuh
cured hy Hutu-1 Ink of 0. bnil nttnek of
hli-eillng pllejt, to whleh 1 had beim
subject fnr 11 long' time,"
Mr. William  Kmily of Upper Nlno
Wnlei ntoned Homewhnt fnr her de-   Mih" IMvcr   llitnin Cn    V   W   unvn- "r
feat by I'.iiglnnd by defeutlng Kcntliind, | suffered terribly from pllos. The pnln
The mniTlngu took plnco lu Michel
on .Innimry UiUh nf MIhh Miitul Adeline
Klunh-y Milium to Mr. Willinm Ridley
(if the mime pluee, The ei-Tonimiy
wiih performed hy Huv. t'lliuworlli nt
tho Methodist church. Cougniluliti-
Iohh nre lu (Miler.
tlm hcoiu U'iutinn H puiiitn tu mi. itw
•ScnlH hnd,upniliy .strong teitiii, nnd
hnd recently defeated lhe Frenchmen
by n ilroro of twenty-seven points to
Mitt Jotcplilne Deffry, k»dlnB lady with tho Eckhardt Company at the F«r-
nlt Optra Mouis for en* wttk etmminelng Monday, February 14. .
It May Be Pneumonia
"A hard chill, pain through the chest, difficult breathing.
Then fever, with great prostration." If this should
be your experience, send for your doctor. You may
have pneumonia! If your doctor cannot come at once,
give Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. When he comes, tell him
exactly what you liave done. Then do as he says.
No alcohol In this cough medicine. Tt.AytrCo..Uw*u.Mait.
Keep Uic bowed in jood wqdltlon.   One nt Ayer'i Pllli at hedllme will mum*-
id inaaui flow of bile, and produce a ti<nll« Uullve effect the day following.
1IOIII   UlCne   WHH   lit   UlUI'H   ItlllUIHI   (III-
l-i'iirnble, I tried wuioun ointments,
hut everylhltif' failed to do mo tin-*
sllchtest Rood, I wnn tired of trylnu
viitiotm   remedies,  when   I   henrd  of
noun-it I wiiuld kIvo this bulm a triul.
I procured n supply nml cotmikcnre-it
with the trentnieni. In u very short
time '/iimlhik effected whal nil thc
other ointments nud umdlcluet* had
failed to do—h conipltito cure,"
Wherever there Im Infl-ininintlmi nr
uli-einlion lher«» Xiim-fluk should bu
applied, tt heals ulcers, abscesses,
feHtcrliifr nores, cold crocks, scalp
sort'H, cold, cracks, brnlsoH nnd nit Irritated, Inflnmc-d or dlne-tned coudtt-
Ions of tho skin and subjacent tissue,
All driijKRlB'B nnd ntoreH, r.O renin a
box or post free from Zarn-Huk Co.
Tnronfo, for prim ttntww hnrmfitl
HUbHtltlllcs. -maaaaaaaaaameamMMmmm
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The   DISTRICT  LEDGER.  FEUNIE. **jSB;'C.- 5EBRUARY-'12,: 1910 •
(Continued from page 3)
gress of the United States to remove
the imoprt duties on all of these products." " ,,   ? •   .
The convention adjourned at 6 p.
m. until 6 this morning.
Determined on Decrease
TOLEDO, January 31—Coal operators' who arrived here today anticipate
a long drawn out contest with miners
of Ohio, Indiana and western Pennsylvania which begins tomorrow.
' It was officially admitted today that
the operators are determined on a decrease from 90 to SO cents per ton
in the wage scale,'.while the miners
will demand an increase of ten cents
an hour. Ohio operators already on
the ground assert that under the present scale they cannot compete with
the nonunion west Virginia operators,
whoso cost of production they declare
ia CO per cent less than In Ohio mines,
and that at a less cost of production
they would be able to give the miners
more work.
The Ohio operaotrs expected to hold
a meeting some time during the day,
and a general conference of operators
will be held tonight to formulate the
The Pittsburg district ^ situation,
which Involved the Indianapolis con-
, vention In a controversy not yet ended, will be brought into the wage conference by the demand of *t.he Pennsylvania miners, for an additional increase to cover the expense of the
high priced powder required under the
Pennsylvania safety laws.
Would Destroy Business
'We just simply can't grant any further increases,'4 "said \V. R, Woodford
one of ..the leading operators in the
district controlled.by the joint agreement. "It will mean the destruction
of our business.
;' "The minors are getting the highest
wages now that were ever paid. Coal
is selling at lower .prices than for
years. 'The competition furnished by
the unorganized states makes a - further increase in the price of mining
an impossibility.      '> -. .     .•:
"Thi, Miners,,say "they-'must have:
more wages because of the increased
cost of living," said Secretary Mannin-
ton of the operators. "What - they
want is not more money but more
work.' Ohio miners worked 161 days
during the year ending June 30, 1909,
and West Virginia miners worked 211
days.'; .
■ "The difference is that it costs West
■Virginia less to produce its coal.     It
can*~sell it at a lower figure.     It's the
sharp competition that makes another
raise to' the miners impossible."
The prediction was made' by operat.-
• Untie through the rest of the week,
and will then be'adjourned'for one
month with no settlement.
TOLEDO, February 3.—To hear the
commercial coal mine operators, especially the big ones here, talk, one
gets the Impression that they fully'ex-
pect a strike of coal miners to follow
the Joint wages conference of ths district comprising Ohio, Indiana and
western Pennsylvania, which -opens
here today. They declare that-they do
not want a strike, but they eannotsee
how the two sides*pan'get together on
a wage scale when-the miners ask an
increase of ten cent sa ton and' the
operators demand a reduction of ten
cents a ton in the wage's. /
They can only see one avenue of
escape from the .prospective strike,'
and that is through the conservative
element of the United .Mine" Workers
of America.- The operators * are in
hopes that • President Levels may be
strong enough to.rally' that element to
some basis of settlement, _■■
Lon John H. Jones^of Pittsburg,
presidents the Buffalo and Pittsburg
Coal Company, one of the largest in
the'entire field, does not believe that
a strike can be avoided,. though he
says it is possible to do so. A strike
can be avoided if the' operators and
the conservative eleemnt in the miners organization will unite their efforts to that end. He says he did
not predict that this would be done—
ho merely says that it could'be done.
Early arrivals here from Indiana-
polls today say that the"strike spirit
ran high in the miners convention,
and that the men seemed to be.determined to carry their demand for an
increase. , . *,
And the operators in the three days
that they have fruited-here have acquired a stronger determination ' to
force a reduction of wage's.
Mysterious Politics
The politics of the operators-among
themselves is a fearful mystery. Each
state seems to.be looking out for itself first and for "the general situation
afterward.      *     . ,
About the only point on which .they
appear tb be united is in regard to
the Ohio situation.' They seem to be
fully determined to* afford some relief to the Ohio operators, who" they
say, will either have to be placed in
a position where they can compete
with .the West Virginia nonunion
mines, or else go out of the business.
One story going the rounds here today
is that the large operators,, especially
those*in.the Pennsylvania,district, do
not fear a strike at this time.. It is
pointed out nearly all of them own
large tracts of coal lands in West
Virginia, where they could open up in
case of a strike which would close
down their other properties..
The Buffalo and Pittsburg Coal;Co.
is said-'to own six thousand acres in
West Virginia from which it' mined
only forty thousand tons last year,
and employed - only fifty eight men.
The M. A. Hanna Company of,Cleveland is another large owner of West
Virginia property. That company in
the.last year mined ,several hundred
thousand tons down there. Such concerns,' it is pointed out, would not object to a strike. .Oii tlie other hand
a representative' of- the Buffalo and
Pittsburg, company declares that it
would be impossible to develop the
West Virginia properties in time to
do any, good if a strike is decalred this
spring. He says this would require
three or four years. It is predicted
by many of the operators that the
joint conference will find itself tied up
in such a( knot by Saturday -that it
will adjourn then without doing anything.
Shows Expectationof Strike
That somo of the dealers expect a
strike of the minors was indicated' by
the statement'.of an Ohio operator, this
morning that one big Chicago.operator and dealer is trying to buy coal for
March delivery.   • '■*    „    •■ <    ' - , '•*•';
"This Chicago man offered me $1.35
a ton for coal for,March delivery,".he
said.   - '*'     _      , ' r    '*,'-■ \
"This is 35 "cents above the market
price. I refused to sell him anything
for March, and I do riot believe he was
able to get any coal from any one
then." '
'■ Another Ohio operator said he did
not believe any such prices were being offered, and said he had offered
coal to a Chicago dealer for $1.07 for
March delivery and he would riot take
it:"     ' ;   "   -•     ■:...'
, The statement which the .operators
expect to give the public in which,to
set forth their side of .the question, is
being revised almost every hour.,Last
night Colonel Horace Chapman of
Columbus, who had been chosen as
spokesman for the operators, passed
typewritten, copies of,the statement to
the operators for their approval, but
none' of them would allow a copy to
get out of his hand or tell what, It contained. They say It would be unfair
to the miners to issue a statement in
advance of their arrival and before
they had an opportunity to present the
demands to the operators. It Is said,
however, that the statement will deal
principally with the Ohio situation.
The Ohio operators- declare they
have not made a cent in the last two
years because of the ruinous competition pf the West Virginia operators,
where coal is mined by nonunion men
at a much lower cost than in the Ohio
field, where, union labor is employed.
It is declared that 7,5 per cent of the
coal used right here in Toledo comes
from West Virginia, although four of
the Ohio coal roads have terminals in
this place. Operators from all -the
states say that the operators of Ohio''
are, facing ruin' from the competition
of West* Virginia',' and that this means
that the miners must grant a decrease
in wages to place'the Ohio operators
on a footing equal to that'of the West
Virginia miners. This is the main
point in the operators' statement, and
it is to be the overshadowing issue
between the operators and the minera
in the joint wage scale conference.  ■
Discriminating Freight Rates
Another thing that works to the disadvantage of the Ohio operators is
the' fact that freight rates on coal to'
lake ports' are discriminatory against
Ohio' and in favor of West Virginia.
If costs within a'few cents a ton as
much to ship coal 15.0 miles from Ohio
mines to* lake ports' as it does to ship-
coal froiii West Virginia, a distance of'
400 miles. But the operators- say.
they will, keep this question out .of
ers are not to blame for the freight
rates. This question of freight rates"
is now before the Ohio' railroad commission',' and will' be taken to the interstate  commerce commission.
After the B, & O.
Tho operators are going after the
Baltimore.& Ohio railroad with charges of dlscrimmlnatlon in the distribution of coal cars in the mines along
Its lines.'
A petition was circulated ' among
the operators here this morning that
Send a Copy of
regressive rernie
To   Your  Friends
Helps to Advertise the City
Only 50c. a. Copy and 10c. Postage
For Sale at Ledger Office and Usual Places
"-...'     • ".'-i-r i
will first be;presented to officials of
the railroad company. If this fails Ito
bring.relief, according to the operators
the petition' will then be taken' , to
President Taft, and he will be asked
to-start an investigation. It is said
that the Baltimore & Ohio ;'does*\not
own any mines in West Virglnia.'.but
that' it is interested in other ways.and
that'it supplies coal cars to certain
mines,at the expense of the other coal
mines.- '■■■'-. " .,.*, , '■"
7 The"-petition points "out that this
discrimination favors West Virginia
and places -Ohio, Indiana and other
operators; in the competitive fieid-': at,
.a disadvantage, because .the railroad
supplies ca,rs to the- West Virginia
minesifirst. ■'■, ,",*'"' - ■ •'_ -
." tl'^/ls. understood that the petition
will-bear the,signature of every ope>r-v-
ator"attending the conference.
TOLEDO, Feb. 3—The two special
trains of miners arrived from Indianapolis .shortly after noon.. The .national officers have headquarters • at
the Boody, house. , Arrangements-on'
their arrival were made -'.for. the first
session of the joint conference to be
held this'afternoon in Memorial'hall.
The program for the opening session
included an. address of, welcome by
Mayor , Whit lock, and responses by a
miner and, operator.
J. C. Kolsem, president of the Jackson Hill Company, of Terre Haute,
was to be elected permanent chairman; E. E. Perry, secretary treasurer
of the miners organization, permanent
secretary, and Frank S. Brooks, secretary^ the Hocking Valley Operators association was to act as assistant secretary..      '-*   .
Committees on'credentials'rules and
order were to be appointed and lt was
possible that the joint scale committee
might' also be appointed.        ,    -
As soon as credentials, rules and
order committees report the miners
will present their demands. This, it
,is thought, may not be done until tomorrow.' President Lewis on his arrival said that'he had no statement to
make.*        '-
:' .    Will .Not Enter Conference
SPRINFIELD, 111., Feb. r3—Illinois
Coal operators today notified officials
of the Illinois Mine Workers union
that they would not enter the Interstate wage' conference at Toledo today
to arrange7a wage scale to apply to
the central competitive .district.-
■--They announced'that the. scale'of
wages for Illinois must be settled by
the miners arid operators of that state
.irrespective of the arrangements at a
conference of Interstate operators.
The miners are not announced at
the announcement from the operators
but will meet tho operators at Peoria,
at the conclusion of their convention.
The, scale .concludes' on April. 1, and
a-shut'dowri'ofjhe^mines-.of the state
is', practically conceded on all sides,
because it will. take a long time ,to
ferences between employer and employe.   •. -   ' •        .     >      - ■''
' ," ' '   Miners Chose St. Louis
INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 3—After deciding that the next annual convention
should bo held in St. Louis the annual
convention of the United Mine Workers of-America reached final adjournment a few minutes before three this
morning, and shortly after that those
delegates, who were to go to' Tpludo
to attend the intertsate board meetings' there were on their way to the
union station to take tho specials to
Appeals and Grievances
Practically the. entire night session
was occupied In' thrashing out the various' foaturos of the report of the committee.on appeals and griovancos and,
H8ver.il hours were spent In long explanations of the old " Osage county
striko;in.Kansas, and tho question of
.whether'President Lewis had nd\isi«d
the operators of Kansas to refuse t#
cheek off from the pay of tho minors
a certain assessment thoy had levied
for-tho support of the mon who wero
on striko In Osnge,
Alex. Hwnt .president of the district
charged thnt President Lowls lind glv*
en such, ndvlco, and President Lewis
denied this,
Tho entire mnttor of the strike was
nlsn gone Into with much detail,
, RS. MeCullough who wiib presiding
ns tempornry chairman during tho dis-
cusBlon, snld that tho only quostion
boforo tho convention In tho mattor
wnB ns to whether President Lewis advised n discontinuance of tho checkoff
. lie Hnld that Howat had claimed he
could provo that Prosldont Lowl« had
udvlsod this, nnd Prosldont LowIh had
claimed thnt ho could uot, nnd thnt. it
was np to tho convontlon to decide If
tho charge hnd boen proved.
Turmoil 8et» In
• A mol Ion was mado to thn of foot
thnn In tho Judgment ,of tho con ven*
tion, Hiifrieli'iit evidence hnd not boon
produced hy llowut to justify his position In his contention that President
Lowls hnd mlvluotl n tllBcoiHIntinnco of
tho ohoek off. Tho mol lon wuh tin*
clnrod adopted by a rising vote tliut
wim con n I cd, mid then turmoil sot
In ngnln,
Thoro wns u demand for a recount
nnd ngnln it wim shown that lho motion lind cnrrlod, There woro yollH
for a roll call from various dologatoH,
Homo other doIogntoH, tired of tho mat*
tor, woro calling "Toledo" nnd sovornl
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Tho gnvnl was pounding a wild tattoo, but finally inifftclont quiet was
obtain-.**! to put mil John Walker to
nbtulii the floor, and ho mado a plou
for harmony and better order for the
WtrM HU« Ul n;'Alli/,.iVll)ll 'AtiU UftiKf 'II Art
once more restored nnd the commlttoo
on appcnlH and griovancos again ro*-
sumod .its report. At tlmoR thero
wore dlnlurbnticcfl from various dele-
nalna who warn either tired of tho
convention and wanted'to go to Tt>
lodo or elite go bomti, but finally the
roport of tho committee which took up
Iht* grl-^vnnc.'''"! fn vnrloim pnrtft of
iho country was finished ami done
A motion had been nude at the beginning ot tho reading of tho roport
that tho various grievances embodied
In It Hhould h« referred to the Inter-
umtaual c-i-.xut.lv c Ituac-i,. hut, tlita
waa voted down by the delegate* who
apparently wished -ta see" the 'wheels
go round.,.   ...-*'- 7-' ";-'."'"'   ,7
'The meeting last evening was under
a* * suspension of the rules- that the
work might be .completed and the miners who had to should be able to start*
for Toledo." * *-'■-■.   "    •*
,;- -."    -. ;'.'""'-'     ,,-• :' '     ' '    '
--   The Afternoon Session  ,-,  "...
7 At the . afternoon' session an amendment .was offered, but was tabled,
to have the editor bf the United Mine
Workers Journal elected by a referendum, instead of being appointed by
thb president.' . * __.'. , ■'—
:■' Another offer was to have the' editor elected by the majority vote of
the'international executive board but
it* too, was tabled.      "7''.'  7- -■■",
A delegate who was counting .the
standing vote iri the middle section of
the hall, on the motion to table," said
he was being bothered in his count by
Bernard Doran of Ohio, who had-* left
the hall several afternoons ago. after
having "called President Lewis'a-liar.
At the'time of this incident a motion
had been made that Doran should retract his statement or leave the hall
but' Doran had .left the hall and the
vote ,was not put- .*
When the matter'of Doran's allesed
interference came up President Lewis said.that when Doran, had left the
hall he had , severed his connection
with the convention, and by his own'
act- had forfeited his' right to a seat or
a vote. * A motion w'as made that
D'oran bo requested to leave the hall
and slay away.
William Green spoke on behalf of
greater. * harmony in* the convention,*
and said that he hoped the 'delegates
in this matter would not go to the
extreme.    ,
After a, talk by John Walker, Jn
which he urged that Doran retract
what he had said, Droan arose, and
said that he wished, to withdraw the
language that'he had used'when he
had said that President, Lewis was a
liar. , ..'-.,''.*.
President Lewis- then said that ,in
the opinion of the chair, Doran .would
It was decided that candidates for
office, in the organization- may have
announcement bf their candidacy made
in the United Mine Workers Journal,
but that the editor of the Journal, under penalty jof removals from office,
may publish nothing in favor of or
against any candidate.
After the committee.on constitution
had finished its report, the committee
on appeals and grievances again began its work.
'■"  '    ",|   .'   ■'- *'   ' "     -, '   •"
Off leg : Johnson-Faulkner Block..
Hours 9-12; 1-5; ..6.30-7.30. Phone, 72
B. C.
W. R.  ROSS K.C.
Barrister ..arid Solicitor
Fernie, B. C.
L* P. .Eckstein
D; E. McTaggart
'*■....    ■        ' ■       ;.    ''
Cqx Straet
Fernie B. C.
F..C. Lawe
Alex. I. Fisher
Fernie, B. C.
Barrister and* Solicitor.
■ Office Henderson Block, Fernie B.C.
V    Hours Mo 1; 2 to 5; 6 to 8.'
Residence' 21 Viotoria Ave.
Pioneer'Builder and Contractor of
Fernie - * .
TOLEDO, Feb. 2—It    is    believed,
here that the operators are not at all
sorry that the miners did not come'
over from Indianapolis at the time set.
for the,joint wage scale conference.
The  operators  are   holding ' irequent
conferences behind closed doors and
are discussing the stateemntjof their
position which'they say they twill give
to  the  public after the  miners . arrive.. *, The statement however, is be-1 i^"^'6'1,1-61 -    ...      *    ,
..._ ^_ ._-_■ . ^ _j Lsame_rooriiie*_ivit-h_*nonii-ninn_mir.^r,_^p
ing-guaraea _eaiousiy-ana_none_ortheT7T>„„yv, ". T~"  V7V V,'—     V0"0'-
operators will say anything about what S, Yir?mi*< whI<* iheV declare are
it contains. '" • rapidly absorbing the market
was agreed upon for chairman of the
joint wage, conference with 'the miners. - Another meeting is slated for
That the proposed unionizing of the
West Virginia coal fields will be an
important, feature of the joint wage
conference is apparent.
While the operators have not crystallized their views into a formal statement individual expressions make .this
the leading issue.    *' ■ • •,. 7
The operators* insist, that the' competitive'fields must be' placed on" the
" i _
Some of the,operators say,that-the*
delay in the time of the riiiners coming to Toledo has given them a good
breathing1 spell and time to prepare
their line of action in the wage fight.
The operators wore not a unit, when
-they arrived here and,had they gone
into  conference, at once-they would
i •     . .      ,,    ,      . _,      ,'""i «iji*»s«.VU un mu siuge ai tne on-
have been a   a disadvantage      They  enlng of the        ,ar f ^
nro   nnw   f.'vlnn*   tn   crnt   f.-.n-nM-u**.**.   nn    a .. . ° "U,HI1
on a
aro now trying to get together
plan of action,
A Leading Point of Difference
One of the main points of difference
between them is the powder question
In Pennsylvania. In that state there
is ri new law which requires miners
to use a certain kind of powder in the
interest (jf safety.   ■
This powder is more expensive than
the ordinary kind, 'ihe Pennsylvania
miners ■ insist on nn Increase of pay
to cover tho Increased cost of the
powder. , The, operators' refused to
grant this and it led to a strike of ten
thousand men in, tho" district prosldod
over* by Francis ! Feehan, President
Lowls of tho minors called tho striko
off nnd loft the innttor open for set*-
tlonient nt tho joint conforenco. This
Is one point on which tho oporators
thomselvcs nro having troiiblo, Tho
Indiana, Ohio and Illinois operators declare that the powder question Is a
matter for tho Ponnsylvnncla operators to sottlo tlumiHolvos, nnd thoy refuse to bo drawn into tho controversy,
An offort Is bolng made to got to*
gothor on tho matter but It is a quostion In which there Is room for,doubt
as to whothor they will got to tin nn*
demanding., .
Situation In West Virginia
Tho nonunion situation In Wost
Vlrglna promises to bo a big factor In
tho Joint conforonco.
Tho operators point out that, tho cost
of mining in Worn Virginia Ih bolow
that of Uio organized flolds and thut
thoy, ennnot compote with tlio non union fields of,tlio south,
The union mlui.»H nro bo*-,'*; pnld
llOcoiits u loii for mining conl und In
West VlVglnla' llm oporntors olnlm
that tliolr coul Is being mliiod for •11
, Tlioy dorlnro thnt tho minors iiuihI
unionize Wost Virginia for Iheir own
Riifoty'or oIho Htnnd for 'a reduction
nf 10 conlH a ton In wages,
President Nnnnn of NcUonvlloo O.,
is tho only.minor here thim far and
ho moots (his argument of lho opornt-
oi'H by snylng that tho oporuloru will
not  pormlt  thorn  to unlonUo WobI
V.ihiili.i,       liv B.l)» 4Out   HUt'llWH,-!   ull
or p tin Wor r-.tr.rtn In *-rirk In Wont Virginia ho Ih mot with a blanket Injunction Mint wns IhhuocI Hovornl yemrs ago
and told thnt if ho does nol leavo tho
town nt onco lm will he thrown'Into
lho Jail. Under these conditions ho
ennuis thiii tho Woht Virginia miners
cannot he organixml.
If thn operator.) will got rid of that
Injunction, ho mlds, tho miners will
orgonizo West Virginia and put It on
n hauls with tho other coal producing
About on.*, hurulr-tnl opt-fdlorx* ato at
prosont horo and another hundred aro
expected shortly.
Watt Virginia tha TroubU
TOLEDO, Fob. 2—At an executive
sodslon or tho operator* of the Oblo,
Indiana and Pennsylvania operators,
lasting until noon today J. C. Kolsem.
uiauuiiui* af thc JncW»ou UIU Coal and
Coke Company of Terr** Hauto. Ind.,
Did Not go to Toledo
Francis Feehan and Duncan ' McDonald, who had been.appointed on a
committee to go to Toledo' yesterday
evening to consult with the operators
and. obtain a postpoiiment of the interstate joint conference until tomorrow, appeared on the stage at the' op
apolis on the morning following their
appointment, and those delegates who
thought that theso two men hnd boen
| put on the shelf during the 'remainder
jof the convention by sending tliem
i to Toledo, were considerably surprised.   ■ •
It seemed ns though a marvellously
rapid trip Imd' been mnde, but' Feehan explained 'to the convention thnt
tho committee had not' gono to Toledo.
Ho snld thnt tho "committee hnd got
Into communication wltli tho oporators
ovor the telephone, arid that the oper-
ntors ngroed ton postponement of tho
lnterstnto conference until tomorrow,-
The operators had further told him,
ho oxplalnod, Unit it would not bo no-
cossnry for tho commlttoo to go to
Toledo. Me snld thnt he had told
tho operator with whom he had talked
ovor tho telephone that tho convention
oxpoctcd to be ablo to finish up Its
work today,
The report of tho commltteo ns ver-
hally mndo by Foehnn wns approved
by tho unions.
It'was decided t.l^nt the constitution
Hhould bo bo- changed In relation to
transfer cards, that tho president and
financial secretary of a loonl union
shall Issuo trnimfor curds instend of
(Continued on pago 7)
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Box 308
List of Locals District 18
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Conl City
, ColciMtui'
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Dinrhond City
Edmonton City.
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ftocbe Perc*e
by Dlstrlc Hucrolnry Dec, 31, 1000.)
T. Oroy, Aslicroft Mlnos, Lothbrldgo, Altn
T, Ilrndloy, JlnnJchoad, Altn,
J. Burko, Uollovuo, Prank, Alta.
O. Kolly, lilnlrmoro, Alta.
Wm, Anifoll, Cunmoro, Altn.
A. D. Altroy, Coal City, Tnbor, Altn.
W. Graham, Coloman, Altn,
P, Lonnon, Cnrbondnlo, Colomnn, Alia:
J. ApHn, Cardiff, Altn. ■'
**•. i\. iH, Auiunt, caruiit, Attn.
a. jjauuu-j*, CwWj*. i;. a
Pat Kolly, Diamond City, Lotlibrldgo, Alio.
C, P. Larrlor, 1C4 Bellamy et. Edmonton -
A. a. Julian, 2 Prnjor Plata, Edmonton
V, Ilolub 127 Lorno Bt, Norwood, Edmonton
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.s.     ... .*,    *  ... ... .    ...    **.,
G. Nicol, Prank, Altn.
J. W Morrla, Hoamor, II. C.
,T, O. Joiiob, Hillcreat, Alta.
R. Evans, Kenmare, N. D.
M. PHohack, P. O. 113, LothbrltlRO, Alta.
W. L. Evans, Lillo, Prank, Alta.
P. Uonaccl, Maplo Leaf, Bollovuo. Alta.
Chas. Garner, Mlchol, B. C.
A. Covatch, PMiburtf, Alta,
Ch-u. Smith, Royal Coll., LethbrldRe, Alta.
L. McQuarrie, flocb Percee, Sank.
A, Shaw, Strathcona, Alta.
Win, nusaoll, Tabor. Alta.
B. Brown, Taber, Alta.
J. Roche, Taylorton. Hnak. THE DISTRICT.LEDGER, FERNIE,       B,  C.   FEBRUARY 12, 1910
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Gents" Furnishings!-.
*. ■ ■     ■   , „ ,
A complete line of samples of
Fall Suitings and
Worsteds, Serges
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i -
Up-to-date Workmanship
Moderate Prices
(Continued from page 6).
Turkeys, Geese, Ducks, Chic-,
kens and all Meats Specially
Selected for Xmas Trade.    ,
, Empress   Mince   Meat
Golden   Leaf and Stilton
Oysters and  Fresh' Fish.'
Leave your orders with':
Calgary Cattle Co.
Phone 56
the president and recording secretary
and that, tlie card shall be attested by-
the recording instead of the financial
secretary, when a miner desires to
leave the mine where his local is and
work ■ elsewhere:    ,-,-.'
Mine Bosses" Excluded
An amendment to'the constitution
was adopted that provided that any
member accepting a position asr mine
boss or representative of. the operators
association shall forfeit his membership and all rights' and privileges that
are guaranteed to him by such membership,   y *- "      . '   " .
In response of a telegram telling, of
the disaster at the Browder mines,
near Drakesboroi Ky„ a resolution was
adopted extending .sympathy to the
bereaved families, demanding thorough investigation of mine disasters,
and laws tending to prevent as far as
possible, further mine disasters, and
donating $1000'to the sufferers from
the Browder mine disaster.
Men on Duty Must Stay Sober
An amendment was offered providing that if "any international, district,
subdistrict* or local union officer or
officers are seen in a state of public,
intoxication while holding* such position, he shall upon conviction, be removed from said office ht. once by the
officers or officer of the union having
the proper jurisdiction over, the officer or officers. *,
■ It was also provided that this provision should apply to any organizer,
or agent or any person working for
the organization.,  *
Various delegates spoke on the .amendment and expressed the belief that
an officer'should not* be allo\yed to
conduct himself .in any. such manner
as would cast or- bring discredit on
the organization he represented. Francis. Feehan, said if the provision applied only to officers while on duty he
would be- in favor of it.
In response to a/ question from a
delegate as to whether he had not required a member of his district to
sign the-pledge, Feehan' said that a
former district vice-president in his
district had been intoxicated and he
had brought discredit on the organization. He said the matter had been
brought up before'the district executive, board and the^ offender had said
that he had signed the pledge and further that he intended to keep it and
quit drinking.
, The board, Feehan added.-liad decided to take no*action against the man
and so the matter dropped..
100 tons.of good
Baled Hay
W. E. Barker, Cayley, Alta.
Operators,and Miners Hope to be Able
to  Avoid1"Strike
■ TOLEDO, February 5—The'mere
fact that the miners and operators
failed to reach an agreement at their
joint wage scale conference in this
city does not mean .necessarily 'that
there will be a suspension of work at
the conl mines'. It only means that
another conference will be called between now and the first of April, when
the present wago contract expires, and
that another effort will be made to
reach an agreement,   *..,'".
.' The'end came last night just as had
been expected. ' It was apparent from
the start that the" two sides, were,so
far apart "on the question of admitting Illinois mines to the conference
in the, absence, of. Illinois operators,
that'they cbuld never, come to.an understanding. The credentials, committee had wrestled with the work for
hours without any result. The convention, itself undertook to handle the
Illinois question on the floor of the
convention.but without any result. Tbe
miners stood pat on the*demand that
the Illinois representatives, should be
seated, and the operators were equally; determined to exclude them-from
the session.   v ,
So" when the convention reconven-.
ed it' was seen that an early adjournment was certain'.
Following. the afternoon adjournment miners held an-executive session to discuss the situation again,
arid when they adjourned they gave
out the word that they had agreed
to stand pat.    , ...
When thc operators heard this they
began making sleeping car* reservations to start for home. Francis Feehan of the Pennsylvania section put
the ball In motion at'the meeting last
night. ' He stated that, the miners
still Insisted that the Illinois delegates
be seated.. G. W. Savage,,an Ohio
miner, said that It would be useless to
refer the matter to the credentials
committee again. Then T. K. Maher
a Pittsburg operator,' asked a pointed
question: "The operators are here to
negotiate a wage scale," he said. 'Do
you want* to do business or are you
willing that we, should„ go home?"
The entire convention, miners and operators, cheered this*'short, but spicy,
speech.     .   -    '    ,
* No ..Course but to Adjourn •
T. L. Lewis,..temporary.chairman of
the convention,'declared that'he'saw
no other course left open but to adjourn the convention. "We have not
even' been able, to organize," he. said,
"and there is no chance now to organize. Therefore" I am of the opinion
that we should adjourn'., I know that
each side feels that the other side
should take the responsibility of the
bringing of the convention to a dose.
Therefore I suggest that one side of
the conference make a motion to adjourn,'and that the other side.second
the motion. . In that manner ,the ■ responsibility for the* move will-be divided." " - •
_-- It was plain that neither side wished to assume the responsibility of the
failure of the convention to", organize.
Each was waiting .for', the othor lo
make the first move. ., Finally Delegate Ashcroft, a miner from the Pittsburg district made the, motion-to ad-
"Juill UT^W' hlCli—w aa— acCuaucu—u j —u.—ur
Zerbe, an operator from Cleveland, O.
The roll'of stales was'called and the
motion to adjourn carried unanimously. That was the end to the first
The , convention • ended with . everybody in the best of humor, and with
nobody predicting trouble. It seemed
to be taken by common "consent that
before the first of April another, conference-would be called. The operators were saying that President Lewis of the miners would probably call
a conference of the miners and. operators of the three states, western Pen
nsylvania, Ohio and Indiana,"leaving
out Illinois. No.statement.was'nade
by Lewis on this point. But if such
a call is. issued it is .believed that it
will not be for-a'general joint conference, but that it will be acall for the
appointment of V joint scale committee by the miners .and operators, and
that it will be left to ;this joint committee ,to negotiate a scale. This, it
is-pointed out will-,avoid* the*general
expense of a general convention,' and
also have the wage-question handled,
by.a smaller and less unwieldy body
than a'general convention. . -*,
An Optimistic Feeling
Whether such a committee will be
able to make a wage contrapt is a
question, but there was an optimistic
feeling among both the operators and
miners after the adjournment and" all
seemed to' believe "that the wage question .will be settled without a strike.
But if a settlement Is reached It will
be after one or both sides recede from
their present positions.. The miners
demand an Increase from 90c to; $1
for mining coal, and the operators demand a reduction to 80 cents per ton.
It is believed here than an agreement
will be finally reached to continue at
the. $0 cent rate.
No sooner had the conference adjourned than there began ■ a scramble
on the part of operators and big coal
dealers to make deliveries for March.
Operators who have a production of
free coal received offers of high prices
but so far as known no contracts were
made. One Indiana operator said-he
was offered $1.50 a ton for his free
coal at the^ mines. An Ohio operator'.said that a Chicago dealer offered
him $1.35, 'but neither, of these men
sold'any coal.        •   ,
Whoever .makes contracts for March
delivery will . be stung, it is said,' because an operator can get no more money than this for his fi*ee coal in case,
of a strike, and* in case there Is, not a
strike * the' dealers can buy for less
money. ■'        .    -
*   Operators Issue Statement.
.Immediately after the*.breaking, up
of the ^convention the Ohio operators
held a" conference and issued a'statement to the public.       . ._ '
.   It recites, the history of the failure
of the convention.to organize and it
mentions the Illinois trouble' as -the
cause.. . "We hope that another con:
vention may be'held in' which --we may
participate," it says.     It declaresrthe
Ohio operators are in favor of these
conventions,  but  that-'never'.'in., tbe
history of mining in Ohio has the outlook fo'r the ^success of the industry
been so discouraging as it is at. pres-1
ent.,   It says the Ohio operators pay
the highest wages of any state" ih the
to   compete  with  nonunion' districts
whose encroachments increase, each
year and that only by the co-6perat:
ion of* the miners and operators can.
this be overcome.
The Ohio'operators disclaim any'responsibility for the, failure of the con-*
ference to organize, It is believed if
another joint conference *is organized,
tho meetings will be held in Columbus
or Indianapolis.
President Lewis went on record yesterday as being opposed to holding the
big,'expensive conventions, He declared that the operators should have
a national organization. liko the miners, and then there' would' be no need
for a big convention; Representatives
of the national organizations could
then negotiate the agreements.   -
Hopeless from the Start   ,.
TOLEDO.- Feb. 5—The convention
was in a deep tangle when it convened
for the afternoon session' yesterday,
Phil Penna; chairman of the credential
committee, ^reported' that the committee agreed to" the seating of the miners
and operators of Pennsylvania. Ohio
and Indiana, arid-that the Illinois'question be refererd'to the convention. He
moved that the delegates be seated iri
accordance * with this report, j. H,
Zerbe; a Cleveland operator, seconded
the. motion. Dan Cashman,, a miner,
moved in amendment also.to seat the
Illinois operators and miners. "Where
are the Illinois operators whom you
wish W seat?" Zerbe asked
'. "Are any Illinois operators present"
asked President. Lewis; None answered. ' "I had a report from them and
they said. they would come if they
had to," replied an' Illinois miner. The
miners cheered this statement. '■*'
Said Zo'rbe: "That's the point. They
will come if they have to and,you are
trying to force'them *.to come, but we
will not be a party to any such coercion."
The operators voted solidly against
the amendment and the miners voted
for Itr The vote was a tie and the
amendemnt was defeated. -    ■
Frank Feehan offered an amendment to seat the miners from Illinois
in the convention but this, was' also defeated.
"We have now reached the point
where we are not able to organize the
convention," declared President Lewis
slowly and deliberately. *, The' crowd
was,still and the suspense was.apparent. '     ' '..
"What is the, further pleasure of the
convention? .This is, the-time when
every man here should give'his best
.thought as to whether or not we shall
go home."
--• A Pennsylvania miners moved to asli
the • credentials committee* to retire
again; and if no agreement be reached
by nine o'clock1 Saturday morning the
convention adjourn sine die.. The
miners were* not a unit on this plan
for,Frank Feehan moved to strike out
the provision . for final aljournment.
The amendment, was lost. The original, motion was also killed thus leaving the organization of the convention
tis far up in the air as ever.
• Motion Was Lost
Phil Penna brought the matter to a
definite vote7with,a"*motion that the
convention be." organized by Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana, and that the
failure of the motion to pass be taken
as'inability ofthe convention to organize and transact business, and this
would carry with it an adjournment
sine die. „ The motion was lost, the
operators voting for it and the miners
against it.    , * *
OV n i _*vi n v* T_ A i¥ft r*—n, »i v\ rt'-ifi «/),*•_ _!■ Vi r\ 4-— r\r\t*	
- _7ua.11 iua,ii-~.L/c v> ib~uiiiiui(U*^ _ii-luul— \i-bi-*-
sonally he was willing that the con-'
vention adjourn until some future date
and meantime the miners*would say
to the Illinois operators "If we .enter
into a wage agreement with you it will
be at,the interstate conference." He
said such a plan might bring about
good results. ■   ■
In a long speech Lewis announced
his belief that the big conventions in
the future" would be abolished/when
the operators have a national organisation. He said then Hint big men,
as representatives of, both Rides could
meet and discuss differences and thus
avoid the big conferences. Lewis
said that if the convention could not
Ijc^orgiiiilzed with the Illinois minors
seated, then the only courso would ho
lo adjourn nnd go home.*
.■Oratory flowed all ovor, the convention. Phil*Penna and ,1. II, Zorbo
sjioko for tho operators, and Zorlie
sounded a note of warning that If lio
convention failed the operators would
put their mines on a basis lo compete
with the nonunion mines of West Virginia. It wns evident that' thu deadlock would contlnuo, Chnlrmnn Lewis, .Frank Feehan William Green and
othors of lho lending minors held it
conforenco, * Tlioy also consulted ilie
operator loaders nftor which it >VnB
'docldod to ndjouni.
Lewis Not Bothered
'TOLKDO. Fob. R—Tlmt u specinl
convention nf tho United Mlno WorkorH of America may be cnllod to further consider tho Joint, wane Rcule formulated til the Indianapolis convontlon Ih the' opinion of ml num nnd nper-
utoi'H since ihe disruption of the Joint
conference IiihI night.
IiiiiiiediiiU'ly lifter lliu iidjniiruiiicnt
President Lewis nf tho Mine WorkorH
announced tlmt thoro would \w a Hpe*
clnl mooting of the iintloiml executive
'"TIiIh Incident tloon not bother unlit tho letist," wild l.owls, "The end!
h not yot. The r-ontriict In UiIh coin-
pctlllvd field does not expire until Hie
1 Kt of April. I inn hopeful Hint between t li Ih nud thill, time we Hhnll nil
get together ugiilu und do what we
fulled to do In Toledo, agree upon u
iiibIh of hoi ilenient."
The prlucliml difficulty with Hie II-
IIiioIh Hltiinllmi, which lirnltn" tip Hie
convention, lh Hint condition!* differ
thero. The ntnte In Hemtrely organlx-
ed, mul Iho iniiieiH pny the Kliot flron*
thore. In tlm other HtittoH the opur*
ntiiiH pay Hie tiliul. flron*, Thu floor
lender of the oporutorH, Phil I'ontiu,
wnn taken 111 Immediately after adjournment.
Four State* Unnf foetid
TOLKDO, Kob. fi—I'renldem. Uwih
mndo it Himomonl today In which lie
•sdh! Hint, there would bo a general
HtiHiieimloit of work In the bltumlnoim
field of lho country on April 1 ■ tf  the
■•     ■■'    .-■       ■   I,.    '■••    !».,.    .,*.. ,.,},.   .,..,-.   ,,nt
-.„>   .   ....    ..     .     ...    ■ *,        '• "I*,       	
reported by Hint dnto..
ThlH will not Include Canada nnd
four wentem iitntoH, In which tho present, rontractfi do not explro on April
Int. The four Hlntou excepted nre
Colorado, Washington, .ffontnnn nml
In I hose (he contract* do not expire
until Sept ember. In UrltlMi I'olmnbln
. * * Liabilities
Notes of the bank In circulation
Deposits not bearing interest...
,.$ 10,327,415.68
Deposits  bearing interest,    including    interest    ' ^
v. accrued - to  date    ;   89,192,438.34  „.
-_ j-y  '   . •-   '* '  *        . "- ' 120,486,978.98
Balances-due to other banks in>Canada.'         238,697.58
Balances'.'due to"-other banks in foreign countries.......;....     3,020,847.70
Dividends  unpaid ■  '.: -.'. .<.;.' ,       '   2,403.69
Dividend No. 91, payable lst December...!         200,000.00
Capital   paid' up .'.-. * $10,000,000.00
Rest' .."„..   ..'..   :    6,000,000.00"
Balance0of Profit and Loss Account Carried f'wd      722,139.02
," 16,722,139.02
Coin   and   Bullion    $7,509,018.24
Dominion notes    ' ',    8,960,895.50*
Balances   due by agents   of the    Bank in the
. United   Kingdom ,.	
Balances    due    by    other    banks    In.  foreign
countries  ...-:,,  ..   ,.	
Balances due* by other banks in Canada	
Notes of and cheques on other Banks 	
-$ 16,475.913.74
..'      ^                                                               13,515,470.26
Call   and   Short  Loans   in' Canada -.. 6,724,495.26
Call and .Short Loans in the United States  21,065,630.64
Government bonds; municipal and other securities  ■* 7,194,886.08
Deposit with Dominion1 Government for security of.note cir-
' dilation '., :  ;  450,000.00
Loans to other Banks in Canada-secured ,	
.Other Current Loans  and  Discounts '.	
Overdue Debts  (loss fully provided for)	
Real  Estate   (other.. than  Bank  Premises)	
Mortgages    •.    *?	
Bank   Premises    ; '.      2,000,000.00
Other   Assets         158,485.13
$ 65,426,390.24
,    774,798.39 .
.      .143,650.94
ALEXANDER LAIRD, General Manager
The report further states in speaking" of the state of trade In British ,
Columbia:,    "• '-     ■ ■■>
•The few great land industries of British Columbia, lumber, coal, copper,
fruit, etc, have naturally responded to improved trade elsewhere, and the
business of the coming year promises, in many branches, to be the.greatest
in volume yet experienced.     In lumber with the mountain mills, the year
began with a,hesitating market; but as soon as good,crops in the adjacent
provinces were assured, business Increased, so that the volume for 1909 was,
about double that of 1908. *   Prices are now higher than at any time during
the'last two years.   „Tlie mills, after a busy season, began the .-/winter with
small stocks on hand, and the .outlook for, next year, both .as.,to volume and
prices, ,is most satisfactory. „ Owing to the lower United Slates tariff, con- ,'
-aiderablfrrquantities-of-lumbei*-have-bGen-8hipped -to-Ghicago-hnd-other-Unit—
ed States markets.     The5coast'mills have not done quite so well, and the
increased United States tariff'on shingles has hurt that important trade.
But the prospects for the lumber business, generally are, of course, 'much
better/and it is hoped that' the coming year will show results more nearly
akin to those of the- mountain mills. • '
. The most interesting feature in this industry at the moment Is the possibility of timber leases being made permanent instead of being granted only ,
for rather short,torms of yenrs.
The total output of coal was about 2,300,000 tons, as compared with 2,- "
112,000 tons for 190S and 2,220,000 tons "for 1907.     Strikes and accidents, as
usual, somewhat lessened the quantity, mined.     Many new coal areas, particularly in British Columbia and Alberta, nre being opened, and thero is no
doubt, thnt coal-mining will continue to keep its place as much the most Im- -
portnnt of our mining industries. ■■.    ^ , '-  .
With'the,copper market hi a dull state nnd with prices at, 12 1-2 lo 13
cents n pound, it is only natural that the Boundary mines should not show an
Increase in output over the record of last year; hi III.-.tho figures are   only   ■
•lightly lower, the quant Ity for thc past yenr being  1,088,000 Ioiih.     Tho *
lnrgest company hns taken advantago of the dullness to mnko groat Improve- ,
incuts, and with tho general recovery in hiiHlnof.s a larger output than ever
Ik probable in 1910, for tlie accomplishment of which the equipment. Is super* •
Ior to that or nny previous yenr. '
Notwithstanding the low price of copper nnd the low Krmle of the ores
lhe yonr Iiiih been profitable to the lending coinpnnlos.'.whlcli hIiowk how
stable the liiiHlH now Is for tho'copper industry lu lho Boundary district.
Only a very siiinll pari of the known mlnernl urea Is being worked, but Its
possibilities nre being shown by the fuel thnt the Inrgesi. company now has
t'urnncPH with n cnpnclty of ovor 5,000 tons dnlly, and a converting plant with
a cnpnclty of,'10,000,000 llm, of copper per nmmm, while Hie phnil. n» n whole
Is the InrgoHt* In lhe IIi-HIhIi Umpire nnd tho second lurgesi. In Hie world.
The comt'iiny next in hIbo is nlno worklitg towards n.jmieh larger output, Its ,
well balanced plant needing nolhing but eiilnrgement, ' Ab ii whole, the condition.-, of milling elsewhere In lower UHiIhIi CoIuiiiIjIii lpive improved (luring
Ihe yenr.. The totnl vnluo of nil cImhacs of mlneriils produced In' Hritish
Columbia, In 1909 wiih about ,$2*1,500,00(1. Denr labor nud Insufficient, trniis*
portntloi) and smeller fncllliloH are tho main obstacles In the wny of greater
su'cc'oHH, 'In addition to lhe nrenH Irllmtary to tin-White ,1-iihh & ,,,Yuk*on
Hallway teefrred tn u yenr ago, u'o now hear of Important dlHcoverloH In Hid
Portland Caiml dlstrU-t which bid fair (o'resull In :i lnrgo minim-; enmp lm-
niedlnlely. In the Queen Chariot to Inlands nnd In the Kkeenn Itlvi-r district
ll ior?-* In Home mining activity, inm-h hindered of cnarm-, by lack of eoiniiiuiil*
'allnn with thn oiilslde world, "
. Tho Hnlninn pack for tho yenr was (i20,finn ense-*, much Inriter, iik iihiiuI
lu the quadrennial jear on die. KriiHcr thnu for l.Kiij, 1!*0" nud I.Ki.S, but quite
| iiiiKnllHfnrtnry iih compared wllh Dw piu-u'iif l,l'i",n<i(i cih-oh In tlm quadrennial
j yeiir liiflll, or nf l,2;ltl,0i'iii ciihoh In IIHH. Tin- uliiiringo win* mon- tliiin nc-
intuited for by the loss In tin- Knrkeye pack on tin- Frnscr Itlver, which whh
only 150,000 (-i|Rf«Hr ni:iiliiHl'S:i7,0t)0 lu 19115, On Hie I'ut-ci Sound Dw nm'I'eyo
<•al.li wiih (MlB.OOO ciihoh, nanlnNl l.K'Ki.ni'O lu I'm.". HhiiIiiIi-hk Iln-i»■ woie U'tm
I'IhIi running tlmn iihiiuI, iiIiIkiukIi there were .ii,n*r cmiihch for iln- himiiII-m"
puck, tiiltlng KniRer river und Dw Hoiiiul togeiii.T, • The flnh mino so Intr
Hint nt Hie end of the close hiiihoii on Annus! ':,. Dwrn Imd not been half Hie
iimuil cnlcli ou the Kiuhoi-, nml many fluheniieii hlnpp<'i| work nl tliln time, ho
Ihat the Into run waa partly IokL Awiln on Hi" Caiiadlau Hide the close wn*
wm In '.'icli week wuh InrreiiHi-il lo 12 Iiour-i and rli;ldl> Mifinved, wllh other
rcHtrlctloiiH, while on the United HHiti'M Hide, whatever may bo the Kederal
I'KiilHlldUH nomlnully, there wen- really no i-eMilrlloim. The wcuiIut iiIho
favored the Pound, oiuihIiii; the flnli to remain there |oiu!«,r thnn usual, and
thus enabling 'i'i to 30 per cent, of tin- I'uget Sound cauls, n tuiiili larger per-
I'nntnen than ever before, to-be taken bv tiurHo Holim-H uhIiih power boniH, Onr
own reguliitloiiH Hf«em to be both ndcqiinte nud efficiently enforced, hut tin*
Ichh the United Hun en jolnn uh both In making and in enforcing legulntioiiK
looking to the prenervntlon of milmna flHliing lu (bene wntetH, iIIhiihiroust n-
KilllH, for which thi-ie will be uo i;mu»ii whiitcu,", '.'•111 follow. lu h.iltuoii
finding In other Cauadliiu waters, the •nicli wiih moiiicvIihi Uhh than in I'.eiS,
and (IiIh In nlno true of halibut fishing ko far iik ('auadinu v-ckk-'Ih ure <<<m-
cerned. llerrliiK fin'mi*, Ik urowln-v fmtlHfnrtorlly and promlHc-i lo he an
Important feature Ih properly eared for. I-onchltiK by United Slate,*- vessels
Htlll rotitlniifH, though the Dominion poveninient ban done Homethiiig tnwnnl
tho protection nf our waters.)!
If forelitn vesseln are allowed to take ImmeiiH" c-nlclifK of halibut in our
watern, it Is only a quoul-tn of time when (bene fUbinu arenn will be nerkninly
depleted,        We   }'et   pl'ectsi-ly   the   HIiriH*   MtMl-miit   Iln   to   lb"   Ineth,     wb'-lbul'
from I'rlnr-e Unpen or from Vancouver, nnd there can bu no doubt but tlmt
md Albertn lhe eontrncU oonHntV In ! •*'•' nuiut tut wltb greater vlgnr und employ a Inrxer number nt lien eminent
force until April, lftll.    Nova Scotia
h now involved In a nlrlke.
"We will not violate our aKreementH
with tho operator*, unlil Mr. I'ntternon
f l/ikinc* 18, "and xww conlmt-la run-
.,,  hr- i-,-"-fitintod until lho   prenent
Much new laud U being brought tinder cultivation for fruit, whether ln
irrlgat-ed areas or elsewhere. In the Oknnngan Valley the trees suffered on
ncraunt of froMl and the yield wns not forty per wilt of what It would other*
who hnve been, TrnnHportntlon engageji the attention of the people, nnd
prospects for a great Increntte In milenj?t*» nre excellent. i—s.»i>*n.w~-*.-'Mf5a*v 1*
LEDGER, FERNIE,   B.  C:   FEBRUARY 12, 1910
Arrive Fernie
. 10.00
. 17.55
Local East ...'
, '*...
.    9.12
Local West •,,
..  19.27
7 West Flyer
• *   •   a •
. 10.40
8 East Flyer	
•  ,   * ,  ,
_ 20.08
Change takes effect S
June 6.
No. 251
11'. 05
.   10.10
Arrives, Spokane 8.30
-'.-. *
Arrives Seattle 10.15
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Always ready: ham sandwiches and
coffee, at Ingram's,
For boys and girls sleighs try the
Trites-Wood Co.
Hot,tea or coffee served at Ingrams
pool room.
Electric Fixtures, Depew, Macdonald
& McLean, phone 61,
Good Second Hand Heintzman piano
for sale.    Apply Ledger Office.
If you are a particular smoker get
your smokes at Ingram's.
Beef, mutton, pork, veal, hams, bacon, lard, etc., only of the very best.
Phone 41 - ,     '       '
If you want the best buy a McClary
Stove. They don't* cost any more at
the Trites-Wood Co. -
For a good comfortable smoke get
Dorenbecker's, brands'. They are
home product. " '
For Sale: Ten acres good land covered with tamarac and cedar, close in.
Apply Ledger office. Ira
Just the thing early in the morning
or late at night: a hot lunch at Ingram's.
A quantity of first class prairie hay
for sale at a reasonable price. Apply
to J. H. McConkey, Cayley, Alberta.
Buy the Standard Sewing machine
thero is nothing to equal it on the
market today.. For sale at the Trites
Wood. Company.
Furniture, pictures, window shades
■etc., a large and well selected stock,
get our prices.     The Trites-Wood Co.
•Wanted: Experienced ,general servant'. Apply Mrs. J. R. Lawry," Victoria avenue." * - 2tp28
Furnished and unfurnished * room to
rent in modern house. Telephone, electric l'ght and bath. Apply B. S. care
Ledger. , , .  , '   3tNP
. Shoe repairing business for sale:—
Singer machine and all tools, first
class opening. Apply Box 170, Claresholm, Alta.
An" assistant wanted to green house
—wa«»i,^oo-,—v. uuju-tarvc-~iinpi uv yrui   ap-;
prentice, apply Kootonia' Nurseries &
Greenhouse Company, Ltd., care of
District Ledger office.   ' ' - --=
.For sale:" A'good nine-roomed house
nicely located." " Lot 60x129 fenced.
House, all modern. Will be sold on
, reasonable terms as-tho owner is do-
sirous of a change. Apply Box 990
Gill Boarding I-Iwise, A comfortable
home for the Miner. Table board $5.00
per week; meals 25c; room arid board
by the month, $23.50. All white help. E.
Baylor and J..Ford, Props. 2tp
Lost: Bunch of keys ou ring between Dorenbecker's clgnr shop and
G. N, station. Finder leave at-cigar
factory and get reward.
For Rent: Store In New Michel. B.
C Apply to J. Selgle, New Mlchol,
B. C, „ -
Wanted: Will'purchase outright, or
sell on "commission Lethbridge city
property, Wrlto R. V. Gibbons and
Co., Box 638, Lothbrldgo, Alta.     * It
•* V.-V'
According to tho tbirtoontb biennial
roport of tho bureau of labor Bl'allstlcs
In Cnllfornln, extracts of which nro
publlHhed in a bulletin*** Issued, by tho
'Uniled StnloH dopnrtmont of lnbor,
thero wero npproxlmntoly 45,000 Japs
In Cnllfornln In September of 1.908,
It Is Htated that thu Japs showed a
tendency to InereiiHo iih a factor In nil
linos of labor throughout tho Hlato, oh*
pc*c|ally in thu larger cuntioh of population, Tho ChlneHO population also
, hiioiiih to bo leaving tho agricultural
HtatoH and turning toward the cities
nnd towns. '
Miss Mary-Irvine left on-'Sunday for,
Calgary.   '--'.  'y.. y y; ' ■'_-,     ;, '•
' J. R.  Wallace returned from WinnK
peg on Monday.        ■'-/'.'•, *,    ' •'
' A. J. Patterson of Wardner was in*
town' on Monday.
John-Thompson has returned to. His
home in England.
D. H. Telford of Waldo was in Fer-;
nie on 'Wednesday..        *,-■ ■,; •
D. J. Elf nor "of-Cranbrook was in
to-wn on Thursday.. -.•--_ _' yr
" V. Robertson of Cowley took iu the'
sights here on Monday.*-. ■.<■•.,' '  ".*
V." Peterson of Wardner was doing',
business here' this week. '     '       ,7 *
Mrs.'Sampson held-her first reception on Tuesday afternoon. * -7
W. H. O'Connell of Kalispell v. as a
visitor here on Wednesday. * .'
B. B.' Mills and Miss Mills of Hosmer were visitors here on Thursday
last. ,
Charles Garner and Nat Howells of
Michel were visitors, here on Mondny.
- Postmaster nnd Mrs. Johnson are
taking in the sights at Calgary this
week. ',
A. Harshaw, C.P. R. superintendent, went through Fernie on Monday
night.    ■
Some of the post office equipment
for tho new building has arrived in
the eity.
, Fred Adolph of the Adolph Lumber
Company of .Baynes is doing business
here, this week, " ■■   :
M. A. Kastner is moving his office
from the Crows Nest" Block to the! old
Gillespie store.  " _    '*■*
A. Ringwald was deported to Montana on the 10th.' He went in charge
of Jailer Hartley. "   * -    .   ''/   *-
Tuesday was pancake day, .when
many old country people had a try
at tossing pancakes. . ■ . -.;•',
Mr.'Manson was presented by'some
of his house mates with a-pipe and
smokers outfit on Friday. ■
A. A. Ross and H. H. Ross of the
Ross-Saskatoon Lumber Cbmpany,
were-in town on business during'the
Week. :      , ,
Miss Conybeare of Lethbridge, who
lias been the guest of Miss A. Alexander, returned to'her home:on Monday.       " -..,'."'
Go to the Fernie opera house on
don day night and see'high class acting
put on by the Eckhardt Theatrical
Company. ■*,  -
Monthly meeting bf the Ladies Benevolent Society was held on Monday
afternoon at the. I*esidence of ,,Mrs.
Fred Johnson.' . ■    ■ •
Four rinks of curlers went to Cranbrook on Thursday morning by the.
"F lyer^toTTartai-T-Tof~tne~bonspiei ih*
progress there. '   '
Fergus McDonald, late of the,firm
of Depew Macdonald & McLean, has
left for the coast where he intends to
go into business. ,
Rev.. Wm. Walton of Davenport,
Washington, will officiate at the morning and evening ■ services' of ,the
Church of England on Sunday next,
February 13. '
The Liberal association held a well
attended,meeting in the Crow's Nest
Trading Company bock on Monday
evening. A lot of important business
was transacted. > ■• '"
President John A. McKinnon of District 6 Westorn Federation of .Miners,
has been appointed to attend as fraternal delegate to.District 18 convention to be held at*Lethbridge.
It is freely rumored nround town
that the Coal Company hnvo' bought,
tho lnnd' on the adjacent side of" Uio
creek al 'MorrlBHOy and Intond to begin in again there,
.Mount Fornio lodgo I. O. O. Fl
No, 47 will ho*da social evening ln
the Oddfellow's lodgo room In the K,
P, hall on February 2*1 at 8 p.m. All
members and visiting brothers aro Invited to attend. Refroshmonts und
On ThurBday ovenlng at the homo of
Rev. W. F. Spidell on Pellatt avenue
the marrlngo of Mr. Carl Frederick
Erlekson and Miss Daisy FlItchmouKli
was Holemnlzed. The brldq wan attended by .MIhh Hannah AnderHoii, sinter of the groom, and Miss Amelia
Hiiji-Ih; while tho groom wuh asslntotl
by Mr, ThonuiH Percy Holmes. Aftor
the ceremony Mr. and Mrs, .-.rlckson
went to thoir new homo In West For*
nlo, where In tho future lhe happy
couple will reside,
The following correspondence In this
week's: Free*-Press is,,-self explanatory:   .''■'  .7^"-'- 7*.     '   ft 'j, - -;" "■   '■,-:■•■
... .7.7. '.-.-Victoria, February'4; 191C
The Editor,- -■ 7**"■----. >*7*y;: 7 ■■ :- -
■ ''"Fernie" Free" Press''""'-t-X
. *' '. - " 7-'Fernie, B.'C.'v' .'
. Dear. Sir: Re'-West Fe'rnle School:
For' some' time.' previous ito tbe. last
election, arid particularly".during tbe
campaign, 1 was made aware of'the demand^ for-the construction of a school*
house iri West Fernie; and.-I knew *yie
providing of this building7was a part
of, the -general scheme recommended
by. the inspector after the fire of Aug.'
I,'-1908,'but f'.was unable .to furnish
the reasons-why the building operation's had not been" commenced. Since-
coining "to Victoria' I have-.gone .Into
the "matter, and "as a-result I find that
the. department of. Education ori Sep*"
tember 13th last'requested the secretary ofthe School Board, Mr. G. H.
Boulton to arrange-for the selection of
a "site, selecting the same'from the
government's lots in ..West' Fernie, in
which event it would bo secured free
of cost' to the School Board.
Since thc date mentioned nothing
appears from the records to have been
done, arid it would appear to be a matter for the attention of the trustees.
, As many of the inhabitants of West
Fernie are.Interested in the question,
I enclose copies of the correspondence
which I w-ould thank you to publish
In your columns for the purpose of
showing that the responsibility for
this delay" does not rest upon my
shoulders.' ,   ".,
In conclusion I may say that if my
services are in any way required in
forwarding  this .matter  I  shall    be
pleased to assist In' any possible^ way.
.   -Yours truly,"
Wm. R. Ross
*'Victoria'Sept. 1 1909
G. H. Boulton, Esq. ,  ■>'-    ■ ,
.•'  ,Sec. School Board,
. " Fernie B.' C- '. ; ■
, Sir: I am in receipt of a letter from
J. S. Alexander, government agent at
Fernie.' enclosing copy of a _letter
from you to him. asking with regard
to thc erection of a school at West
Fernie, ,
' -, I beg to acquaint you in reply tbat
the Department^isL not aware where
your board wishes a school building at
West Fernie to be built, but,that.if
you will forward." a deed of school site
showing at the"same time the location
of the site, I shall be pleased to arrange for the construction of the
building. v   '
Please give the matter your earliest
attention.- ■ ■  ,
I have the honor to be," sir, your
obedient servant;   .
Alexander Robinson
Superintendent of Education.
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DA MT_1? TTT1_T   Koomn 2 mul J, Tlm A, llurU Ulot-U
Fernie, B. C. Sept.'7 1909
Alexander Robinson, Esq." •■.-'■'■
Superintendent  of  Education,
Victoria'B. C.
Dear Sir: I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of the lst inst., relative to school at West Fernie."
,, This is the first intimation we have
hnd that the Department of Education
require us to purchase the lot for the
school.     It has always been Intimated to us that all we had to,do was to
suggest a place and the government
would give us samo.
Iewlll tako up the matter at the first
meeting and will let you hear from
us.   '   ,       .
Yours faithfully,
G. H. Boulton
Socrotnry School Board
Victoria, 13th Sept. 1909,
G. H. Boulton, Esq,, ■ 7 ,,
Soc. School Board,
.Fornie,*B, C.1
Doar Sir: In reply to your'letter of
tho 7th Inst., I beg to state that If
thoro Is any govornment lnnd nt W.
Pernio, I have n odoubt that you cbuld
obtain from tho government a site* for
tho now school building to bo erected
'*■ If. you will forward mo a map nrd
innrlc on tho map tho Govornment lots'
which you desire, I shnll endeavor to
obtain them from the Lands, and
Works, Department as a site for your
I hnvo tho honor to bo, sir, your
obedient sorvnut,
Alexander Robinson
Superintendent of Education.
"Paid* in Full' is the title of, the opening bill to be presented at the Fernie opera house by the splendid'Kelt-
hardt Theatrical Company on Monday
night.' The play abounds In bright
and brilliant lines and is highly' entertaining. It is beautifully mounted
aiid rich with costumes and crowned
with Incidents and climaxes In a handsomely artltslc setting and every act
.glitters ■ with brightness, 'Paid In
Full has made a most profound impression wherever It has been presented nnd Is highly praised for its
genuine originality and high excellence. It Is a story of modern * life,
and a study of characters and-'pass-
lons, fascinating in theme aiid plot,
fresh and vigorous In style and worthy
in every .way, of the most careful attention on the part of any audience.
The, author's methods are the methods'1 of human nature seen through the
medium'of a clear discriminating Intellect. - Though an Inflexible realist,
what he'demands Is not reality, not.
life, but the. closest, tensest,, most
faithful translation of life, dn'the
telling many truths are brought out,'
and the' fact forced home -upon the
auditor that a man with" the right
stuff in him, though born and raised
in obscurity, can, if he will, rise up'
above the surroundings and make a
mark and name for himself in the
world, while the man born to the advantages of wealth and positioii, if he
has not the\stamina to withstand tem-
ptation.*and to ..fight a straightforward
fight,' will sink. Not ■ only -is •the
story a remarkable one, but it "affords
opportunity for the highest kind of
acting, which we are assured' are embraced in all parts of the splendid
Eckhardt, Company. The gowns worn
by. the ladies are said to be exceedingly rich; more handsome, costumes
have, seldom', if ever, been seen on the
stage. The prices are very reasonable, being 15 cents for children, 35c
general admission and 50c.,for reserved seats. Change of plays each and
every night during the week's engage'**
ment. 7 .Give the Eckhardt Company
a rousing reception, and show our'ap-
of artists .visits the city. -
■■ The brilliant character drawing and
delightful wit make Paid in Full the
strongest and most dramatic bill seen
on,the stage for the past 2 years.
It' will be the opening play for the
Eckhardt Theatrical company at the
Fernie opera'* house on Monday night.
Change, of plays each night. - Prices
15c, 35c and 50c." Now on sale at_
■'Paid in Full*unfolds one of the prettiest and' most fascinating stories' ever
written. It will be given a sumptu-*
ous production at the Fernie orera
house on next Monday night by ,tho.
splendid Eckhardt Company. Prices
15c, 35c and 50c. for reserved seats,
now on sale. A chango of program
oach night,
Paid In Full is one of the moat picturesque wil realistic depictions of
the'-Inner .workings of conscience ev
er put on the stage and al .the same
time one of'the most exciting and intense dramas ever written. It will
be .given a splendid production at ;ttie
Fernie opera bouse on next" Monday
night by the Eckhardt Theatrical Co.
Change of plays each night. ' Prices
15c,- 35c. and 50c, now on sale" at
Suddaby's drug store.
The Great Annual Event Now in Full
Swing and a Great
' ROSSLAND, Feb. 9—The thirteenth
annual winter carnival opened auspiciously here today. There are a large
numbor of vistors in the city from
Nelson, Spokane, Northport and from
the boundary cities.. There will be
more hockey this year than on' former
occasions. **
The first event on the, program was
the masquerade carnival; or. the ball
on the ico at the skating rink. The
costumes in many instances were exceptionally handsome and-**The carnival presented an animatoi'scene. In
attendance, there were 700, of whom
300 were in costume. The F. O. E.
band was in attendance and discurs-
ed lively music, and the occasion was
a most joyous one.
From the promising way in which
the carnival opened it promises to be
the most successful ever'held. The
ice is in splended condition for the
skating-and hockey and the weather
tonight is well below the freezing
The first grand masquerade ball to
be given in.Fernie will be hald oh St.
Valentine's night, Monday, February
14, in Bruce's hall,' This promises to
be'the'most, brilliant affair of the season of '09 and '10. No effort or expense-is being spared by the hall management to make this ball a big success. : Suitable prizes will be awarded, for best dressed ladies, and.best
dressed gentlemen, and for -best comic'-costume. "Ladies and gentlement
competent ,to know*' will .be chosen as
.4.V>£.^4.i>lrann^==fPl.£,_l.nll_^irUl—H^—***>*-1 r,_n
tutr-juuscor—x-ii*c-u<*il— -A iii-oc-ai i.ioi.i'U"
ally decorated, representative of the
day.' '\Some, new and novel ideas regarding the dances will be introduced
for the first time in Fernie, ideas that
have been the source of much pleasure where dancing has become an art.
Dancers must mask in order tb dance,
ind all masks must be raised at' 12
o'clock. Dancers are requested to
have cards with their names and.descriptions of names of their costumes
in order that a full list may be published. /- The music will consist of not
less than three pieces, and will be .the
best the city can afford. Coffee and
cake will be served at 12*o'clock, Lemonade '/punch served to the thirsty.
Part of the proceeds, If any, will bo
donated to the Children's Home- In
.Vancouver. , The ball will be under
tho personal direction of W. G. Bruce,
hall manager, and nothing of an objectionable naturo will be tolerated,
Crow3 Nest Xr?tding^ Go.
•"1' General Merchants 7 .-.'••;•'
Store   of";'G;opd Values
Agents-"Bell Pianos"-  .
.Sold- on monthly payments
Victoria i Ave.
Fernie, B.C.
■■ ft]
Navy and Black Serges
Tweeds and Worsteds
$13.50 to $17.50 Values
* A. Mndloy, renl cstnto donlor, nnd
gonornl No, one hnostor' from CroBlon
paid us n friendly cnll nnd mtirvolled
nt our linotype Mils week.
The Ice nt tho ilnlt this wook has
heen much belter, but wu Hllll HtiggoHl
that It should bo clennod off onco during tho evening.
The I nut fancy drew* ennilvnl of the
Ken son will he held nt the rlnlt* proh*
ably next week. Wo eniiliot miy definitely hut we ure ijlvon to iinikM-Htnnil
It will he held nlioiil Tluii'Hiliiy evening,
The   Smile   That
Won't Come Off
Is always worn by the purchasers of
a Heintzman & Co. Piano because
they know that they have selected
the piano with which they will always
be delighted. Call and Inspect these
famous instruments. gs
M. W. Elley, Dist. Mgr.
Grand Theatre Block, Ferriie, B. C.
Your Choice
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9 Room all Modern House
Lot W) x 120 feot mid fowwl. VAoetrw
Light Fixtures, Hot and Oold Water,
also' Bath. Owner will let go at a
bargain and on very reasonable terms.
Apply Box 990 Ledger Office, Fernie
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One Week Commencing    A   »
MONDAY,    FEBY.    | &§<
I[ Including the brilliant youn-**-* actreui
Miss Josephine Deffery
In a splendid selection of high class plays and an entire
change of play each night.
OPENING-BILL MONDAY, PEB.-Mth   WpLlA     ***     "piill"
That .nt«ni|ty Interesting; comedy drama      jTctlU,    111     17 1111
PRICES: 15c for Children.    Generd Admission 35c!    Reserve Seats fcOc
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McBean & Waggett
We are headquarters for Staple
Groceries.   Prices are lowest and
Goods are of the best.   Try our
I .Special Blend of Tea,    50c per lb.
We also handle the best line of
Men's Working Goods in the city.
Let Us Bd
Your Waiter
11 We never tire of helping other* when
they ask for good Job printing. W«
can tickle-the most exacting typho-
graphlo appetite. People who have
panaken of our excellent son/ice
come back for a second serving. Our
prices are the mott reasonable too,
md you can always depend on us giving your orders the most prompt
and careful attontlon.   Let us submit our samples,
Advertise in the District Ledger


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