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The Official Organ of District No. 18, U. PI. W. of A.
Political Unity is Victory
VOL. V.   No, 39
FERNIE,   B. CM  February 19t_i,   19IO
$1.00 a Year-
David Breckenridge Well
Known Lumberman
Dies Suddenly
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♦ Miners will please stay away   ♦
♦ from Bankhead as men are be-   ♦
♦ ing laid off.     No use coming   ♦
♦ here looking for work. ♦
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CRANBROOK, B. C, Feb. 17—David
Breckenridge, foreman' in charge for
the Crow's Nest Lumber company at
Wardner, and a brother, of Jno. Breckenridge the prominent railway contractor, died yesterday afternoon under
particularly distressing circumstances.
It appears that on Saturday he became suddenly ill at one of the company's camps about two miles below
,Fbrt Steele.' The symptoms became
so alarming-that he was at once sent
to Fort Steele, where it was stated,
Dr. Hugh Watt' administered some
medicine to alleviate the extreme suffering of the patient.
■Yesterday morning Mrs:' Breckenridge and Arthur Lund proceeded to
take him with the'fastest team possible to the St. Eugene hospital at Cranbrook, his condition being* so grave as
to render an operation, necessary at
once.- ' ■      • '     v" , '7
While ascending the -long hill neai
Fort Steele he,' suddenly died in his
wifels arms. * The' afflicted lady- is
said riot to havelknown that death had
occurred until within a mile or Jwo_ of
Cranbrook, • ■',.-■.',.
He was about 42 years of age, and
for several years past had been in the
" charge ■ of the very extensive logging
Train Derailed on Shore    of Portage
Lake, Minnesota—Some of the
Cars Burned
pperafions~of—the Crow'sNesT _ ass"
Lumber, company. Acute gastritis' is
supposed to bp the cause of death. -The
most intense regret is expressed in
every, section of the community,- and
the public deeply sympathize" with Mrs.
-Breckenridge In her bereavement, '..
Mrs. Breckenridge left later for Pet-
'" erborough, -Ontario, with the remains,
where they will be Interred in the fam*
.ily plot.'
WALKER, Minn.. Feb. .16—The Minnesota and International northbound
passenger train was derailed soven
miles southeast of here* on* Saturday
afternoon, •.:■"   •
The injured are Charles Elclunan,
Alexandria, cuts about the head and
Charles Burns of the Ernest Fisher
Theatrical company, internal injuries,
Miss Mltcholl of the same company,
internal injuries which are thought to
lie serious. >
Harry Lacour, Hibbing, hands and
head badly cut.
Mrs. Geo. Coppersmith, wife of the
conductor, bruised and cut about the
head.   ,
Unknown man,' internal injuries, of
serious nature.*
The derailment occurred on the
shore of Portage lake. The engine,
tender and first baggage car went all
over the.defect without derailment.
Tho second baggage car, smoker and
day coach, concluding the train, all.
left the tracks, and turned turtle on
the verge of the lake and began to
• The fire was quenched by the engine
crew. . '      -       ■ *-
■ ■ The train contained twenty four
men all of whom were slightly injured
or shaken up.  , ,7
The local colony of Celestials have
been In festive mood during the past
few days, and their quarters' on the
norths end of Victoria avenue' were
unusually, animated. • The occasion
has been the celebration of their new-
year's season, and a right royal celebration it was. A- little history of the
occasion may be of interest:
Their New Year's day does not always fall on the same date of tho year.
It depends on the sun and the date of
.the Celestial Emperor's birthday. Like
our own New Year, itcis a time of rejoicing for the subjects of China all
over the world, and thousands upon
thousands of fire crackers are used to
mark tho occasion. This New Year
is 2101, in* the Confuclon Era, and the
second in the reign of His Majesty
Soon Houng.
. LONDON. Feb. 16—With the
election on'Saturday of Mrc
Watson, Liberal candidate for
Orkney, Shetland Isles, by a'
large majority the   member:'<
ship of the new parliament is *
complete, the standing of the
parties being:    „
Liberals, 274; Unionists, 273;
Nationalists.'82; Laborites, 40.
The Commercials and Newspaper
Bowlers rolled the' initial game in "the
city league at Ingram's on Monday
night, and the paper men nosed out
and came under the tape a few points
tp the good. The scores for the three
ends were:
Hughes :.s.  .......133   126 158—417
Mitchell 121    13S 153—412
Kenny 120   118 99—327
Gillespie    162   150 US—430
Wagner '." 106   105 ,119—330
McDonald 127 ' 113 160—430
Printers .
Wallace  .: 147 140
Buckley .7 ...  ...121 122
Woodhouse 120 99
McLeod 139 111
Stanley ...   112 173
Whimster "150 134
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Leacey wish to
tender tlieir expressions of gratitude
for the many acts of, heartfelt sympathy sown at their recent bereavement in the loss-of iheir Infant daughter Jessie Annie.
Winnipeg Plumbers Lose
and Are Required   7
To Put Up
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WINNIPEG, Feb. 15—A cable from
London says:*,
"The privy council today refused the
special application of the defendants
in the case of Cotter vs.Osborn-j ct
al, for leave to appeal the decision of
the court of appeals in Winnipeg delivered in December, 190S.
..The result of, this decision means a
seilous blow to the union plumber-; of
this city.        *
The case was an action i'or an injunction and damages amounting to
$25,000 for picketing, .conspiracy and
boycotting by the master -plumbers,
against'the Journeymen Plumbers, Gas
& Steamfltters and Helpers local union
_Vr._fi9__n_T-.i-ii- lone *
Boy Crushed to Death While Helping
his Father to Move a House—
Terribly Mangled.
' MORDEN, Man., Feb: 1—Lesley.-the
13 year-old son of John Patterson, who
lives ten miles northeast of here, was
almost instantly killed yesterday afternoon while assisting his father to
move a house.
' Lesley was driving one of the teams
which was attached to the. house, and
it is thought that he tried to'get on
one of the skids in order to get a ride
and in doing so he fell under the building, the skid passing, over him and
mangling him almost beyond recognition.
He lived but a few seconds after the
A Rumor to that Effect Is Now Being
Circulated ■ ■    *
Terrible   Disaster  Which
Nearly Wipes Out
a Family .
Thp congregation at the Baptist
church on Sunday evening last was
the largest that has gathered.there yet-
and a splendid service was held. The
pastor, Rev. \Y. F. Spidell will preach
morning and evening tomorrow, in the
morning on 'The Value of the Common
place," and in the evening on "An Interrupted Journey." Special music
has been prepared'and a hearty welcome will be given to all.
Price of $1200 Has Been Placed on the
Head of a Famous Indian
Search   Party   Discovers
Seven Men With
Jane Adams'of Atlantic City Believed
to Havo Been Murdered—After
the Suspect
■ ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. Feb. 16.--
With her biillroom gown frozen to her
flesh the body of hnndsomo 18 year old
Jnne Adnms, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Adnms of this eit-.y, waB cast
up by the sea early thla morning and
was found lying on the bench by a
trolley crow of tho Longport service,
two miles below tlio city.
Tho girl disappeared mysteriously
on the night-of Fobruary 4th after
Attending a danco on tho million dol*
Inr plor In company with W. M. Seylor,
a marrlod mnn, Soyler disappeared
on Monday when he heard tlmt Mrs.
Adnms, tho girl's mothor, Imd Issued
a warrant, for IiIb arrest charging him
wltli eloping with hor dnughtor, Ho
deserted a wlfo nnd two children and
tho wlfo Ib now 111 In bod from the
shock, nnd fear becauso of the fear
thnt the nccimntlon of the dead girl's
mother that her husband was ln somo
way responsible for tho death of hor
Believes Girl wab Murdered
Thoro Ih n (loop cavity ovor tho
girl's loft oyo, nppnroutly mndo with
a blunt Instrument, Whon county physician Sounder!* tonight gnvo out tho
roHUlt of IiIh niitopHy he declnred lt to
be- Ills conviction that tho blow wns
delivered' hy a uouoml porson with a
blunt lURtriiinout.
It cnuHoil n honiorrhngo of tho brain
which roHUltod in dimtli.
Tho body could nol lmvo boon put,
In tlw wator from llio plor. No wator
wan found In tho limp and tlm theory
of nu accidental full from thn plor Ih
thim rulod out.
The masquerade ball held on St
Valentino's night in Bruce's hill was
a decided success. Varied and beautiful costumes were indrder.' At 11.30
the grand march was beautifully and
artistically executed to tho Intense enjoyment of, thc many psectators present. After the grand march was
finished Mr, H. A. Wilkes, Mr. J. L.
Gates and Mr. Hamilton acted as the
judges. ' Tho following were' the winners and others In costume:
Ladles lst prize: Miss A. D. Skilling
Spanish peasant girl.
Ladles 2nd prize: Mrs. L. A, Mills,'
Daughter of the Regiment.
Gents lst prize: Charles Shoppard,
Gouts 2nd prize, Mr. L. A, Mills as
George Washington.
Comic costume: W. D, Schofield, as
Colored Character.
Bort Whimster: Mexican.
Frod Vance: Sir Thomas Upton.
Mrs. Frod Vanco: A School Girl.
Harvey Brown: Johnny Bohlnd.
Jack Bradbury: Plorlot.
Mrs. T. Bullon: School girl.
John MaEwen: Guardsman,
Miss Barr: Rod Riding Hood.
Miss Wearmouth: Spanish Dancing
Miss McLachlan: An Old Fashioned
Miss B. Pearson: Rod Riding Hood.
II. G. Lockhart: A Bad Draira.
Georgo Boulton: A Nlghtmaro.
P. Puckoy: Tho Softest of tho Family.
Ml SB G, Hughos: Canadian Girl,
D. Mcintosh: Old Ilaysood.
J, McDonald: Czar of Russia.
II. Ornnt: Hoodoo.
J. nates: MoGrnw.
T. Mali: Samson.
* Mm. Leu: Queen of SpadoH,
" MIhh I). Sullivan: A Fairy,
Mr. Leo: Hobo.
J. Faulknor: Tho Man In tlw Ovor*
II. Black:  Black Knight.
It. Ih oxpoctod that, anothor hall will
ho hold on (ho Bt, Patrick's night, on
March 17,
A congregational meeting will be
held In Christ church (Anglican) at
the close of the evening service tomorrow. All members and friends are
requested-to attend.
The Ukrainoan society at Hosmer
will give a concert and dance at the
Queen's Hotel on Tuesday February
22. Jacob Zarlsky, Steve Pellch and
John Boychuk are the executive committee.
FRANK, Alta., Feb, 16—President A.
C. Flummerfelt of the International
Coal and Coke Co. of Coleman paid a
brief visit'to Coleman today 'enroute,
from the coast to Montreal. He will
Ihe affairs of the Royal Collieries at
Royal City.
The Hillcrest company is engaged in
the installation of a large plant designed for supplying power for the
mine and for the lisvlihig of the .town
of Hillcrest.
, A rumor is current that the Hillcrest
Coal company has sold out to eastern
capitalists. -.
As yet there Is no local confirmation
of the report.
PARRY SOUND, Feb. 17—Three
children were burned to death last
night in-a fire at Shawanaga at the
home of Freeman Carpenter, about
eighteen miles' north of here on the
C. P. R.
The father and mother, the five
children and a young lady who was
visiting at the home, retired lo rest
about 10.30 leaving a good fire in the
stove.      ' ;, .
. Mr. Carpenter was awakened by the
glare of .light, and roused the others
in the adjoining room. The children
however, were up stairs.
Tlie father rushed up after them,
and succeeded in .getting three of
them "out, but one of them died "four
■nours~iatei\ The qtire"r~two boys
were burned to a crisp.
At the head of a tribe of outlaw Indians, Gun-A-Noot, the rod man on
whose head the British Columbia government has placed a. price of $1200,
as the murderer of two white men at
Hazleton," B. C. five years ago, and
believed to be responsible ' for the
death of the Maeleod brothers of Edmonton and for the mysterious disappearance of several other parties who
liave .invaded the northern country,
has been' encountered on the Sikanni
.river in the interior of British Columbia.
James YYhittesiein, a frontiersman,
who has just roturned from an extensive prospecting trip, is the' man who
brings in the story of the adventure
rith the Indian. To capture Gun-A-Noot
who has gathered about him'a daring
band of kindred spirits, the police declare to be a most difficult task to accomplish.
Whenever a party invades the country word of their coming is conveyed
to Gun-A-Noot by the tribesmen.
As a result of the news brought by
Whittestein another attempt to cap-
lure the outlaw will be made by the
Canadian government.
Our Michel correspondent writes:
A gonornl search of the men in the
Michel mines was made ou Saturday
for matches, tobacco or smoking appliances iby the officials and seven of
the employes were discovered with
matches in their possession, Their
names were taken and were handed
to deputy inspector Strachon, to be
dealt with as the law seems1 fit. The
carrying of matches, tobacco or smoking appliances in the mines is strictly
forbidden and the parties carrying the
same should know that by so doing
they are endangering the lives of the'
other employes as well as their own.
The law cannot deal too severely with
them. A slight mistake on their,
part may be the means of bringing desolation and sorrow to many a family, and many a home in the town of
Michel. For the general safety of the
men aud mines it might be better if
these,searches were made of tenor.,.
J.' V: Thornley, of Moyie, formerly of
Fernie, and an enthusiastic booster for
The Ledger,. is in town attending to
business. *''•.-        ■*    '•'
Judge Wilson held county coourt this
week. In the case of Fred'Smith who
was charged with the theft of a cheque
for $19.80 belonging to P. Brown, the
accused was found guilty and sentenced to a year In Nelson jail.
Tho l.mlicH Alii of the llnptlHt church
will hold a Halo on March 22ml. Fur*
tli or imi'tlt'iiliii'H will ho given In ler.
I \
t LONDON, February 16—Despatches from Canton
declare a reign of terror prevails; that 500 persons have
been killed in riots; that 5000 foreign drilled troops have
mutlneed and that dissatisfaction is spreading ,very rapidly. '
Foreign residents are In danger and reinforcements
have been rushed to the authorities, It Is feared that
trouble which so far has been confined to the troops,
will Bpread to the populace, which Is already restive, and
the result will be an outbreak second only in seriousness
to the Boxer troubles of a decade ago.
Fighting In several quarters of the city is reported
today, particularly In that section near what Is known
as the east gate.'. „
When the authorities believed the trouble quelled,
fighting    was renewed with more seriousness   In other
An edict forbidding foreigners coming Into the city
It being strictly enforced. Many foreigners hnve -gone
from their quarters outside of the city, and nre on their
way to Hong Kong.
The city of Canton Is nlso known as Yang-Chlng or
the "city of rams," nnd Is n Inrge commercial city and
port In the south of China. It is the capital of the province of KwangTung, of which the name Canton Is merely n corruption. The city la surrounded with walls partly
brick and partly sandstone, 25 to 40 feet high, 20 feet
thick with an esplanade inside, six miles In circumfer
tince and It is divided by a partition wall running east
and west. There are twelve outer gates, four gateti in
the partition wall nnd two gates shut and guarded by
In European Quarters
At tha southwest quarter of the suburb south of the
river are the Hongs or European quarter, divided from
the river by a quay 100 yards wide, called Responsldentla
walk. The streets, of which there are more than six'
hundred, are In general lets than eight feet wide and
very crooked. The houess along the water side are built
on plies and subject to Inundations.
Ancient barricades Inclose each street, and in thc
principal streets night watchmen In watch towers pro*
cl.ilm th* tlm* and sound the alarm it, There art* two
pagodas, The Palm Pagoda, erected ten centuries ago,
1(10 feet high, and an octagonal nine storied pagoda, 175
feet high, erected more ihan 1300 years ago, and 150
; temples or jots houses.     The Honan temple, one of the
The carnival on Friday night was
a great success.' Tho ice was in good
condition and there was a fair sized
crowd on the tee. The following are'
School girl: Alice Quail.
School boy: Arthur Muirhead.
Gentleman: J. MeLeam
Second prize gents,. Mounted Polico.
This gentleman was a carpenter but
his name does not appear to bo known
to the people in charge.    .
Lady: Miss A. Brown; 2nd prize,
Mrs. Black. '
Comic: The Devil, A Gamble.
Tlie judges were Mosdames 1-3. L,
Wriglesworth, Dr. Wriglesworth nnd
Kirkpatrick. Their decision were popular with the crowd.
largest in Canton, covers with its grounds 7 acres,   and
has 175 priests attached.
The "Temple of Filial Duty" has 200 priests supported by 3500 acres of glebe lands. The priests and nuns
In Canton number more than. 3000, nine-tenths of them
Buddhists. the "Temple of Five Hundred Genii" has
500 statutes of various, sizes In honor of Buddha and his
Examination hall in the old city is 1330 feet by 583
feet, covers 16 acres and has 8,653 cells. There are also
in Canton four prisoners, fourteen granaries, or elevators,
a handsome English church; fourteen public schools
and thirty colleges, a founding hospital, and English and
American missionary hospital. Nearly half the craft on
the river are fixed residences, and the population on land
and wator Ib hardly less than two millions.
The admirable situation of Canton connected by
three rivers with the whole province, oast north, south,
and to the west with the distant Interior of China, nnd
commanding a safe and commodious anchorage for the
larger vessels, explains how, from an early period It was
a favorite port with foreign merchants. The en rl I est
notices date back to two centuries B. C, In 700 A. D, n
regular market opened and a collector of customs appointed. The Arabs made regular voyages ns early as the Oth
The Portuguese found their way to it in 1517, and
v/ere followed by the Dutch a hundred years later. These
in turn were overtaken and supplanted by the English
before the close of the 17th century, and an immense trade
was then carried on hv the nnertte nt the Peat ttxrttn f,ixm.
nany. '
Their monopoly ceased on April 22, 1834.    Since that
(late the proceedings of the Canton government officers
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captured by the allied French and English forces, December, 1857, and continued to be garrisoned by them until
October, 1861. After the treaty of Nankin, signed AUg,
29, 1842, Canton was known as one of the five treaty
ports, with Amoy. Fooehow, Ningpo and Shanghai. Foreign commerce is still hampered in many ways in Canton '■
how«v«r. Th* g*ner,il in-,*-*r-tirlfy render* it necessary to
barricade every shop that contains anything of value, at;
ausk, to that it can withstand a siege. At sunset business mutt stop. The chief *»ports from Canton are tea,
tllk, sugar and eattla.
The Australian Coal  Miners Will Go
Back to Work on the 21st of
This Month
A cnblo niesHiiKo received from Newcastle, Australia, slates that tho big
conl striko has boon sottlod and that
the men will go back In work on tho
2lHt Inst., that is one week from today, It will no doubt, take a considerable time for the irilnoH to got running again, bin as soon as t hoy are
going nnd the vohhoIh got supplied with
coul condltloim will onco moro become
A numbor of vessels nro now on Hit**
way to AiiHtralla with conl fmm India
ami Japan, Somo of this may bo diverted, but the rout will hnvi* to hi*
taken and UiIh will |invu a tendency io
glut the marl-el,
For n munl-or of yoai/H past Aukii'.-i-
Iln Iiiih been pointed to nn iho one
Kuintry where rIi'H'on could bo nvold-
Tlm lulnilrei'H of Hint country will
now have lo look to hoiiio othor coun*
try fnr tliolr model.
Company Officials Give  Interviews to
. Clergymen  and' to' the
Miners °
HALIFAX, Feb.'IC—An   early   ad-; "
justnient of the strike by the Dominion
Coal" company - miners  appears more
probable than it has since the trouble
began.    ' * •    *
It is learned that. President Plummor
Dominion Steel and Coal companies
gave interviews to Rev..G. Fenwick,
Rev. Mr. Gillis and Rev. Father Fraser
at their general offices at Glace Bay-
today. These gentlemen „had a conversation with Messrs. Plummor, Butler and Superintendent McDougall and
the companys position was fully' discussed.
Later President Plummor received
one of tlie U. M. W. men now on strike
and the labor trouble was gone over at
It is said that good results will follow these Interviews on behalf of the
men. The conl company officials are
prepared to receive any strikers who
ask for an Interview with the manage:
ment. The attitude of tho company
Is regarded most favorably by the
most of the men, who aro now Inclined
to believe that the new officials arc'
going to treat them fairly.
Tho grand concert In aid of Mnster
A. G, Lawley, aged four, who met with
an accident on tho M. F. and M, lust
Soptembor, will take place al the
Grand Theatre on Wednesday noxt thi;
23rd Fobruary, Tho committee bog
to inform the public that, the concert,
will be first class, being provided by,,
tho Ferule Philharmonic Sooloiv and
a play to bo produced by the Coal
Crook ThnHplniiH. Thin roii.*-*'ri is
worthy of tlio mipport of every person.
TIcketH lire for wile at BloaHdoH's*. Tin*
committee acknowledgo the following
HiibHcrlptloiiH   ;
Already acknowledged  $ll)B.0f)
W. PurlihiHon     1.00
W. Kllpalrlok      1.00
II.  M.  Ingram       3.00
J. HlmnliH     11.00
M.'  .Mutz        .".,()()
L. CnrroHi'lla      fi.00
\V. Mclntyro  ;■     11.00
,1. IliirrliiU'ion      I,Of)
I),   Mart In        2.00
 T.  Dom-liui        1,00
;     ■" W. IlililKo ,,     1,01)
Tlin onploH for Uu-noxt I'lillhiirmoiilc  ],;, Hnnln'*,     j.oo
ooiiiorl havo arrlvod nnd phirtlHo will  ■,-, ||<-iiil>M^nii      1,00
IiohIii at nn i-nrly dato, Tliin- nnd plan- j \\\ |-|<lytiril ,,     1,00
miiiniiiicod noxt woolt, , A."    ....,.,..'...    1,00
Tlio ii-.nuy frlomlH nf .Mm    ThnimiH' W.  II   Kvihih       I,on
Hock will rogrot to Irani that hIio Ik 1,1,  IIdIhtih        1,00
roiiflnoil lo hor boil mifforlng from a' 	
Huvi'ii- attack nf rlii-uuiiilhuii.  ' i $139.00
iNTcmon or oudoadyc onuc r*Tortc
PRETTY  WINTER S«ENE IN FERNtfc ■^■TAt^-TM* »,C- *<J_Btt!rVto.-*^.=^
Conducted under the direction of"Proleiiaran"
Address all matter for this  page to "Proletarian" District Ledger
(Daily Socialist)
The terrible catastrophe at Primero,
Colorado, coming on the very day that
the charnel house at Cherry is opened
to yield up its dead, adds one more
chapter to the fearful continued story
of the massacre of the miners for the
sake of profits.
lt cannot be repeated too often that
not one of the heart rending sacrifices
of life that have occurred within the
last three years need have occurred
had precautions already known and
approved been taken.
These lives were not lost, because
of lack of knowledge. These men
did not. die because of an unavoidable
An explosion in a mlno,-In the light
.of modern knowledge, is not an accident—it is a crime, ,    .
The' mine at Primero is owned by
the Colorado Ruel and Iron Company.
This company also owns the state of
It is the company that-tried to railroad Moyer, Haywood and- Pettibone
to the gallows. It is the company
that, bought the Colorado legislature,
and. forced it to disobey thc constitution in regard to the eight hour law.
It runs the supremo court with the
same autocratic power,that it operates
its mines. '.*
lt has always been known as a
union crusher. It succeeded in driving the United Mine Workers of Arii-
orica out of the mines in the locality
of the accident several years ago.
Hence there was no power to insist
that ordinary precautions should be
Now that the accident has     come
there will be ito powerful organization
• to care for thc victims, to compel   a
proper investigation, to give aid to the
helpless dependends and to fight legal
. battles to obtain some shadow of jus-
. tice<
The managers ancl directors of the
Colorado Fuel.and Iron company,will
not be punished" for this crime.   They
havo dipped their hands in the blood
___■■__ workers of Colorado so frequent-
because I consider this advice superfluous. . .
, "Whoever is as much convinced as
I am of t,he conquering strength of the
Socialist ideas and their power of attraction, knows that they are gradually
winning over the entire working class
even if they are not preached and propagated by the Trade Unionist day by
"The attitude of the government,,
an dthe bourgeois parties towards the
demands of Labor, even when presented* by non-Socialist workmen, will
take care that the logic of development follows its due course.
"When South Gorman Catholic and
non-Socialist textile workers petition
the Reichstag for n ten hour day, and
a good Roman Catholic workingmen's
society whose members vote for the
Catholic'ticket, In Beuthen, Upper Silesia, do the same for the introduction
of the 'eight hour day in mines and
smelting furnaces, and only the Social
Democratic representatives support
these petitions with all their might,
as wns done in the last session of
the Heichstag, that says enough.
"Besides,* let us not forget that in
the sphere of social reforms as elsewhere, the proverb holds good 'that
appetite comes with eating. And
there is no need to say which of all
the political resolved and in
duty bound to best satisfy the appetite
of the .working class for reforms. Let
us have some confidence in our own
, Bebel, however, urges the unions to
bring all their power to bear upon thc
government for the purpose of forcing
through remedial legislation.
He believes that every union man,
irrespective of party, should be interested in every reform, in every law,
and in the enforcement of every law
which tends to better his condition.*
ly that it scarcely serves to,attract .attention when a new crime is added to
the list. . .
Only when-the workers of Colorado
and of every other state use their vote
to do, away with the system that
makes rit profjtttble to kill .will, such
things cease to be.
,   By Robert Hunter In Dw, Daily Socialist:
Victor L. Berger come lime ago expressed thus briefly his attitude toward a Labor party:
"I have always stood for a labor
movomont with two arms—tho economic arm, which is tho Trado Union,
and the political arm, whicli Is lho Socialist pnrty.
"I don't, propose to turn llio trado
union into a political machine, . nor
lho Soelnllst party Into a sort of trade
"Wo want, ovory trade unionist wo
cnn got, to join tho Socialist party and
ovory Socialist, who is ollgililo to join
his economic orgiinlziillon.
"Thus wo unite both nctivltlon in
every worl-c-r. This is tho Wisconsin
Vjctor Is iui Incorrigible provincial.
Ilo knowH Iho literature of Soclnlism
perhaps a swell ns nny mnn In Amorlcn, and ho Iiiih thoroughly studied tho
tactics nud lho policies of tho lntor-
Bill. In building ii|i tho Wisconsin
iiuivoinont., on tlio linos of Iho Kuro-
poan pnrtlos ho novor hiij'h, thin Is Iho
InternalInniil Idea. Ilo always snys,
this Is llio WIhooiihIii Idea!
In  Ihls <"w--(i Uio Wisconsin Idon  Is
also the Hebol Idon, and you will soo
■ Hint, if you gel nud rend cnrofully: —
August llfibol'H Lnbor Union nnd Political  I'lU'llOH,"
It linh boon triiimlaicd by K. II.
TIm'Iiiiih nud published by tho Social
l.oin.ioruilr* I'ubllHliliig Company, ,'I'M
Sixth Hi reel, Milwaukee, WIhcoiihIii,
and every Kw-IiiMhi Hhould have It.
It oan ho obtained for flvo contH and
ll In worth much more tluni that to
any reailur.
Ileliel In pei'lni')'' the idohI glfleil of
nil tlio mop In our movement, Me Iiiih
had the longoM and the boul expoi-
Starting iih n worldiigmiiti he has
fought lils way to n place of nlnioul
.singular distinction In Uio Uennau em-
lie,. Iiiih done llfly yenrH magnificent Hi'i'vloe, nnd If we will not llntcii
more terrible consequences to themselves and to the human race. And it
is as much, the duty of the Socialist
party, as the political exponent of the
working class, to demand justice for
those girls as it is the duty to demand
the, release, of a Mexican patriot or.
the protection of a Russian exile.
Already the Socialist press of the
United States has done much to expose conditions of vice. It could scarce
do work of more value.. This is part
of the emancipations of the workers,
for prostitution not only destroys, with
unspeakable cruelly and shame working women, but it brutalizes "men, saps
their, physical strength, destroys their
moral stamina and leaves them an
easy prey to their capitalist "masters.
We must war against the white
slave traffic. We cannot afford to
leave this work to sympathetic reformers, for though we would welcome
'their efforts, we know that they /-ah-
not do what the workers themselves
can do. ••
The voice of labor speaking on this
question has the deep strong tone of
material and paternal protection, lt
will be heard.
THE  U. M. W.
F. M.
Word comes from Paris that the
municipal and national authorities impounded the food supplies when the
flood cut off their furl her importation
and the dealers started to'charge exorbitant prices.   ,
, The government decided that in the
face of a starving, city private property ceased to have the rights it had so
long enjoyed.   ,     '   ,. ,
When the flood drove great masses
of people from their homes the,,same
i government took possession of all the
| vacant houses and without permission
He believes therefore, that the union i from the owners,     filled  them 'with
should fight in, a non-partisan man
ner to gain every possible advantage
in (he present class state'.        . *
They should hold meetings and conferences; Uiey should discuss pending
legislation, attend legislative commissions lo present Iheir views. , They
crease their "political power and to
improve   their  material  condition.
The trades unions, Bebel says, must
get. into workingmen's' politics though
not, necessarily into party politics.
Toy must take ''a position on all
questions concerning higher and popular education, the position of religious
communities in the state, on taxes;
transit, public welfare, on public and
private security, on public administration, on care of the public health,
lnbor legislation, etc,
Rut it is quite impossible lo give a
short summary of Bebel's valuable
Get li nnd road It,     It will do you
good nnd givo yoii aii Idea ns to where
The Wisconsin  Idon"    really comes
Tho, recent Trndos nnd Lnbor con-
gron shr.-hl at Quebec look'a slroi'g
position on tho while slave truffle in
this country,
Tlio (Juniuliiin laborers nro aroused
to the fact that tho victims of this
uuHpenliiiliol i ruff lo aro, chiefly young
working girls and so thoy pass resolutions demanding legal protection I'or
thoir daughters,
The resolutions wero brief nnd pointed, Tliere woro no apologetic sophistries nbout llio thing being necessary,
This evil destroys working girls; It,Is
the duty of thu working cIiiks to protect llh daughters.
At prosont to quoin lho resolutions,
"It Ih easy for rich or vicious men lo
hot ray nnd desert, girls who aro not
able to prnteci thi'iiiHelvcs." Thou I'ol-
Iiiwk llio demand lo "without 'delay
amend the code, mulling thoso vIooh
piinlHlinblo hy lnw," 11 Is not difficult
in ioo thai tho vIcltuiH liiHlltuilonH
form nu easy way of disponing of he*
irayeil glrlH, honor* to protect working
glrlH, wo iiuihI wnr nn vIcIoiih Institutions.
Tills demand Ih pei'HlHlent nm) It, will
be pei'HlHlent will moan more toward
Hinggoiing Die wlillo slave inil'lic than
nil the worlc ot' all llio roi'nrniei'H ou
nil the eoiilliieiil.H of Ilie globe, Yearly
Hie trlliiile gntes—liiitidiftlH of I Iiohh-
iiikIk nf girl children (ihey nro nonrly
all ui'ih-r IS) 111 the fulled Slaloti
alone uncounted UitiiiHiiiulH the world
over, to Uio hIkii'I lived horror ol a
lilt1 of hIiiiiiio,
Aud Un1 working people have, known
iliiH--liecaiiHo  of  UiIh     thoy  allium!.
those whom.the water had driven out
of tlieir homes., ,-
Much the same course, was pursued
in San Francisco during the, earthquake," at' 'Galveston when the flood
came and ' in other places suffering
from terrible calamities. .      t
-* **iYhy should=we=*-waifc=foi^*S!'i—earth**.
quake or a flood to feed the hungry
"and* house the homeless in disregard
of private property?
Tliere are more hungry peopjle in
America today than in Paris. There
are more*, homeless people in this country than in Paris, Tp be sure, they
are'scattered over a greater territory,
nnd the cause of their suffering is less
These things make their hunger no
less painful, their exposure no more
endurable. ■
•Why is n* flood that raises prices
nny more of a calamity than.a trust
that does tho same thing? Why is a
system of liiiullorcliRjri thnt crowds the
workers inlo foul slums nny different
than n flood thnt drives them out of
thoso slums?
Whoroln is a writ of ejection superior to tho flowing rivor as n means of
forcing n family in linste to tho streets
and raids?
If It Is ft good thing to abolish prlvnto property temporarily, whon'it. Is
starving a city In I lino of flood, why
Is It not belLor lo nliollh-li it when it is
I'ormanonlly sinning n nation in tlriio,
of peace nnd quid?
The following editorial appeared in
tlie United-'Mine Workers Journal relative1 to the anticipated coalition of
both organizations:
"For more' than a decade these two
great organizations have been acting
separately Instead of in conjunction,
We have often wondered why this
should be done, and often deplored The
lack of "coherency, that should exist
among men who are engaged in a
common pursuit in life, and who were
(ill, more or less, depending on each
other for success in tlieir efforts. ,
We are therefore rejoiced that on
the reaching of the age of maturity of
the parent body we find a delegation
of strong men, headed by President
Moyer of the Western Federation of
Miners, who are present seeking for a
closer affiliation of the two great bodies. 'And it was a great pleasure to
us to seo the reception that was given
to Brother Moyer when he made the,
plea for that affiliation, thus showing
that the delegates to the convention
were in enthusiastic accord with the
aims of their western brothers. '*
Since President Lewis^was inaugurated there has been great efforts on
both' sides to bring about this condition. President Lewis paid a visit to
the western convention in 190S, and
Secretary Frank J. Hayes of District
12 made a similar visit ih 1909, and
there has been a gradual approach-
ment toward the ultimate .desire..
Whether the two organizations will
be made one by action of the two con;
ventions this year or not is a matter
that cannot be forecasted with accuracy in this issue. But from the action of our convention in appointing a
special committee to consider and devise ways and means for.a closer alliance, if not amalgamation,' it is certain that this end, in some shape or
form, will be accomplished.
..-That this result could and-would be
beneficial to the members of both the
bodies,'there can be no doubt, and
action of the British Miners Federation
last summer, when by united effort it
successfully resisted the attempted encroachments on the, Scottish miners,
and instead of .lowering, raised .the
minimum scalonfc
In these days' of pools and trusts
of capital, with .billions of dollars b'e-
,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.
di-i'iul in nee Uu' girl child come Inlo
to hliii',   then to whom shpuhl wo 1Ih*|i||o finally, "glrln havo Hiinh n hard
1 • iiiim- in Ui'' Vioim,     it. ih ho iiani to
U-   ■■•l-M
ll-Villi    lit
hind them making war on the .labor
unions and insisting on scab (open
shops), there can be no shutting our,
eyes to the fact that in solidarity of
the union of the craft lies the salvation of the members of that craft from
trust slavery.
■ In other words, we can only, successfully 'fight fire with fire*. And, being confronted with a number of gig-
antic trusts that •theraten our downfall, we can only fight them successfully by th. organization of a more gigantic trust, and that a solidified labor
force that trusts in itself and one another, and can, not only thrwart,their
encroachments, but force other concessions.'
' We cannot seo anything in the proposed amalgamation or affiliation, call
it what you may, but beneficial results. If gone into in the proper spirit, and wisely and judiciously carried
into effect, the results are bound to
be far reaching in b.eneficiaf gains to
the members of, both organizations.
"United we stand, divided we fall,"
should be taken in the fullest literal
sense, and construed to mean "All
United," especially under our modern
productive competitive system, which
makes every workman only a part of
a medium to grind out gold for the
Plutes who live in million dollar man-
sions'and build.a shack of two or three
rooms for the man who, actually produces. ' i    '
In the proposed affiliation we see'
great, hopes for solidarity, and ■ with
solidarity, we can defy the exactions
of the trusts and humble and defeat
every effort they made to enslave
and solidarity of all men who cfoIlow
mining for a living and affiliation with
all other labor bodies is* an object
much to be desired by the entire min-*
ing craft."'*-*'
Victoria Ave.
Febnie; B. C
Fernie Livery, Dray & Transfer Co.
ice: for sale
, "> Contracts Taken
Including Stump Pulling, Land Cleaving and Ploughing.    Lot us
figure on your next job
Rubber Tired Buggies, New Turnouts
Rizzuto Bros.
Alberta Show
Case Works
1   „■      ^Manufacturers   of
Calgary, Alta.
n '      ' * 1
To   Boys   and   Girls
Any Person in Canada
U It .
IU- "iiy.t Ihiu ih" C.cnnim Pnt-lnll-t
holff'vod nt nm- tlm*-. Mint tin- Hpnclnl
mlHHlon of the Triidt* UiiIohh wnH to
HiTVi- moro or Ji-kh m- iccniiiing mu-
ti-riiil for Hoclul nomocracy,
Many Social Dcmocnilx lhi<;i gavo
un- Mmtiii-, huppmi Mnijiiy on uiih
"Kv.'ii I inymilf ni first," ho snys,
"regard-"!! tho irndf union entirely by
UiIh view."
lit- then bIiowh how IiIh own view
nnd Mint of Mm party grew to a pri>
I>.-r ii'ioKiillli-n iff tin- ■.uluti of Trnd-i
Utilnmi, "
i'uiiu: uf the -.uululi-»(K I' to
iHKc that il wum tint duty of trade mi*
iniilKtii tn Join the flocliil Democratic
pany. Hut even this ndvlco, llobnl
did not give.
"Kirsi. h-'rniiar* If I did give thin
advice nny attempt nt nn uuderntund-
ing with lhe mil-inti ninn-llnR on thn
ground nf other party politic* would
be out ot Dw (|ii<-.m)ori.    And secondly
l:i'iji i'lil'- fn,i*j diingrr," lire rein.-irk!!
wrung from working i'Iiihh imrcnm.
They, have looked on Iho dangoi' to
Mielr ( iih ii child might, look
on wild lieiiHtH lu a fiiroRt—it tiling in
be fi'iired mid to lw avoided but nol to
lie coped  with or Hint.
Thi'Hf Quebec resolutions nhnw an
"In ('uiui-lii at least from Mils 11 mo ou
It will noi bo each girl tn bnttlo fnr
herself alone ngaltiHl Iho forces thnt
miike profit out of her destruction; la*
imr, orKiiiiized to protect liHf-lf, will
tint leave Its daughtere longer unpro-
The small wiigcn of the fathom Ih
forcing Mm glrl» out to work enrly,
nnd tiie Hini'vnllon wngeii of tho girls
keep theiii in 'incut of heller pay, lind
while they nro tieoklnir Improvement of
their condition they nre dragged Into
the not of the whito fdnvo.
They art) ImprlHoned jiint na suroly
nn aro political prlwonerH nnd wllh fur
Si'ipt*. or   William   Protest.1,*J    Behind
Rows of Guns—Socialists
Have Big Gathering
moni.liV, Feb, lii-*-] Willi's whole
kiu'I'Iboii wiin under arniH lodny, Machine gum* brought, into tlio city undor
cover of diirkiiomi hint nlghl. woro ready to bo plnnled al hirnionic points.
Tho cimlle, Kmpernr WIlllitin'H I'ohI*
donee, hrlmh.'il wllh bnyonotfl, The Inner cl ly, lu which nre located the gov*
cmmi'iil offlcei* and lliu rcHidonco of
Mio Imperial chancclloi', woro prolccl*
ed by trlpplo IIiich of polico, PohIoiI
In every public"phicu wiih the prochi'
mntlon Hlgnnd hy tho pi-OHldonl. of tho
polico: "1 warn curl'iimlty m-okm-H thnl
(ho Hli'uulH ure only for truffle. In
ciiho nny oppoHlilon Hhould lio mndo in
lho uulhoi'lly of the Hlulc wenpoiiH will
bo UHod."
All Mioho precuuiioiiH worn taken on
iiccntinl of Hid announcement which
Iho HocIiiIIhIh hud mndo Mini, tn inaiiH
meellnuH would be hold lodny in Nor*
Iln nnd Hh vicinity to protoHl. iiKiiiiiHt.
Premier Ilethniiinn llollowcg'ii elcclnr*
nl reform mon euro for 1'runnln, und
Mint inomliei'H of thn PniHHhin dlot
mid ol' the imperial (lurnuui rclchiitiig
would npeiik nt tin-He gnllinrlngH,
A hundred and twenty MiniiHund
cr,r |.i|ii.i.. ni-.i'l" tlii- HuMi-ivIM**"" and
Mielr l-opre-HHlvn prnpni-nllmiH Heom
rldlculoiiH lodny hy marching to Mioho
mcf-tlugH lu orderly procoHHlon, clean,
tidy, (In-sued'in their Bund ay best,
Hinging Boelnll'ilk. Hongii nud nccn-
■dnniilly nhoutlng "l.own with Hnll*
*-' *•»
Thn luoctlngH too wero orderly und
Mio mounter domnnHtnillon ngnliiHt tho
government hill woh ImproiiHlvo bo*
tmuHO nf the ordorllncHH nf Dw ontlro
proceeding,* nnd Mm (Utility of Social-
lutlc dlflclpllno,
There woro dl-iturhanceq Jn many of
tho lnrgo cIHch result Ing In tlio wound*
In-; nt many iM-runn,-* by lhe iictlnnH nf
tho pollen.
To introduce Dr. CJrovo'a Finn on s Stomach; Kidney and Liver Pills we
aro giving away ABSOLUTELY FREE the handsome nnd useful premiums
below listed, for soiling only Six Boxes at 25c a box. «
Just send your ful.l namo' aiid address on a pnHtnl curd, saying you will
do your IjokI to soil tho pills among your friends, namo lho Premium you
want, and wo will forward you Iho pills post paid. When sold return uh
tho money and wo send
No. 1—Boy's Hnndsome Air RlfleN'ickel Stool Barrol and Polished Walnut Stock.
No. 2—Girls or Boys Beautiful Ilk, Rolled Gold, Turkish Diamond Ring
No, 3—lfriudRomo Twoploco Steel Carving Sot, Imllnllon Slag Handles.
No. •I—Magnificent in--, Rolled Mold TwImI. Brooch 'n bounty,'
No. G—Handsome Magic Lnnlorn eomplnto wllh Hlldo vlows and lump.
No. 6—Iloniily Camera and outfit, tukos pictures *ix2, biggest offer ovor
Nc. 7—Up-lo-dftln Fountain Pon, Rolled flold Nib and rubber Imrrol, boxed complcto with filler,
23 Barton Ave. - - Toronto,  Ont.
Increased cost nf living ninniiH prosperity for tho few who own tho mean*
of life. ThoKO who own Mio nionim of
lir« ennnot ho expected to do anything
thnl will destroy the, proxperlty which
thoy now onjoy through tho Ignorance
of tho masses of tho pooplo.
I New   Stand
With a Full' Line df Men's Furnishings
A full line, of shelf and   heavy   Hardware in stock together  with" a
complete, range of, Stoves
Furniture Department
Oiir Furniture Department embraces the
, most1 unique and up-to-date lines.   ■
. . Come in and have a look '
J, D.   QUAII,
« *
Andy   Hamilton i
Tinsmith and Plumber y>
We can furnish you with estimates in "  $
anything in our line |
p        ''•'."■'■ ' i
Singer Sewing Machines Co.,
Fernie, B. C.
Why be without a Sewing* Machine when you
- can get one for $3.00 a month?
Needles and Oil always kept In stock
Wm. BARTON, Agt. (North or School) Pellatt Ave.
^Bfcv.    rfM  _MI   ^tm\   ^WW^a
cbfsf *%*%
Working Shirts 50     Dress Shirts 50c
We carry a complete line of Ladies' Keady-to-Wear
Shirt Waists, Underskirts, and Whitewear
Vuxt tt)'tVI«»«in Cun-U'Ht'iro
of Canada
Notico i.s horoby -uivon that n Dividond at tho rnto of
Six per cent pnr annum upon tho jmid up ciipilnl
.stool-; of Tlio Homo Bank of Canada has boon do-
ohired for tho three months ending 2Hth Fobruary
1010, and the Riimo will bo jmyablo at tbo Head
Uliioo nnd Jinuichcs on nntl alior Tuowhiy tho First
day of March noxt. . Tho transfer hookH will bo
closed from tho 14th to tho 2fith ot Fobruary, both
days inolusivo.
Ity Order1 of tho Board. „ Toronto, January 10t.b
Jam oh Mason* John Adair,
tionoml Manager. Mgr. Fornio.
Advertise in The Ledger^ THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,    B. ,C. FEBRUARY 19, 1910
Tie,uS Works of Chas. M. Schwab-
■    ° O , o '
Over 7SO Laborers Are Now
Fighting  Him
</'    BETHLEHEM, Pa.,   Feb.    15—The
strike at the plant of, the Bethlehem
Steel   Company spread to- the mold-
i-ing department today when, following
o a conference with Charles M. .Schwab,
who refused to consider their * grievance, 250 molders went out. These men
have been employed on the steel molding benches and are of the highest
., class df-tthe skilled labor employed in
the .plant.'   ' - ° "    - ■
.- Two hundred riggers, on the new
$1,000,000 blast furnaces also went
out today, and their striking ties up,
all construction work. The riggers'get
12 1-2 cents an hour and ask 20 cents
The union scale is 45 cents,
Three hundred more Hungarian laborers joined the strike today, which
makes 750 laborers now involved. Tlio
laborers gathered, in large , numbers
about the'.plant today,ami reasoned
"with the men going into work. The
result was that many men refused to go -through the gates to work,"
but went to the rooms of.the union
and.joined in with the strikers".
1 The .town officials, claim that they
fear an outbreak following the alleged
stoning of Night Foreman A. McNeill
as he was leaving the plant early today. A number of others who have refused to quit work,also complain to
• the police that.they have been assaulted while they were going to and from
Twenty-five deputy sheriffs were today sworn in to assist the town police
in preserving order, aud it was made
plain, by those in 'charge that at the
first signs of troubel the state constabulary will "be asked for.*
Schwab's Bluff Quickly Called
The strike of the, steel molders today was unexpected by the officials.
They sent a committee to see Charles
M. Schwab to havo him take up certain
minor grievances. ,
1 Ho told,the committee that any consideration that was given them would
be given after the., present strike was
settled. The result was that when
the result was reported tho .molders
decided to at once join in with the
strikers. ,   .
Organizers aro very busy among the
men, and American Federation of Labor officers, who are in charge of the
work, predict that in a few weeks the
plant will bo tied up.
This is denied by tlie company .who
say that; they are filling the places of
the strikers with men as fast as they
can make selections from hundreds of
The strikers today wired Samuel
Gompers to come and take charge of
the strike;   *•
The strike came at a bad. time for
the company as it had plenty.of orders
and every one. of the departments was
running overtime when the men walked out. Some of the orders are rush
orders and every effort is being made
to keep the plant going to avoid paying
forfeits on work undelivered. ' .
Over Hundred  and  Fifty
Washed Up
-MARSEILLES, France, Feb. 16—
■Hoping against hopo for news of relatives'or friends who, were aboard the
wrecked French'Transatlantic steamship liner Chanssy, hundreds of persons' besieged the offices of the company today.     .   „ "
Half crazed with grief they attempt-
ed to wreck the' offices. A riot was
prevented by a strong guard of local
The liner foundered yesterday off
the.island of Majorca, the'largest of.
the Dalericu group. Marcell Morn:!,
an Algerian customs officer and .a
passenger named Bladoz, woro the
only Burvlvors, ' ' ,
There wero 87 passengers on tho
stenmor whon sho foundered In addition to tho 70 members of the crew,
It is almost certain that 155 persons
lost thoir lives.
Morrol has boon tnkon to a hospital
on.tho island of Minorca. His mind is
giving away undor tho terrible strain,
and he constantly raves and cries of
tho awful scones that followed tlio
wreck nnd the cries of tho doomed
mon nnd women.
Tho wreck occurrod In Llosn pass-
ago, ono of tho most dangerous spots
ln tho Mediterranean. Tho wntor tn
tho pnssnge Is over two hundred feot
Throo yoni'H ago tho llnor Villo do
Romo Bank In almost exactly tho
snmo spot.
Moro thnn n score of bodies of tho
Chanzy disaster were wished nshoro
todny. Nonrly nil of thom were clnd
ln night clothos.
Hundreds of pcrHons ore pntrolllnp-
tho shore, ami nro Keeping up a unarch
for bodies.
Job Hookers nro vory plentiful in tlio
Crow's Nost Vnllny,
* *   *
I'olltlcnl j-iirtloH, like ollior Institutions, nro Horvlnfi* tho ptiriio'io.*) or tlio
ones who pay llio hills,
* *   *
Ono moans or pruvoniliig lot-hontH,
Mtrlkt-s ami lioycolin Ik for nil wnnt.*
workorH to dominid tlio union lnbi'I
will'll lllllUllIK pUICllllHOH,
»   *   •
Nitnulnio, II. C.„ hns cIohimI Ils jnll ns
It lum no hho for It,    Two thirds of
the population are, of course, Socialists.
,*' . '■*   *   ■#
Lack of intelligence among the
working class • perpetuates the system that enslaves a -world.—John M *
O'Neill.     ,       .
*   *   .* „
Marcus Martin, secretary Moyie B.
C, Miners    Union, reports things as
very quiet industrially in that   locality. .
, *   *,   *
'Old party economists are becoming
forgetful. Not one of them has arisen to explain with - ponderous gravity
that tlie present<disastrous high prices
earance of Halley's Comet.
»   »   *   .
„Give human beings.'sufficient nourishment, and' allow them plenty of
fresh air,-with(decent conditions of
employment, and tuberculosis will be
soon as rare as leprosy.
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•        , , * '
Victoria Trades and Labor council
has sent in a splendid report to the
special committee at Ottawa In favor
of the adoption' of the proposed eight-
hour bill on federal works.
"■ *   *   *
Labor is rapidly organizing in Japan
practically overy trade having its organization, tho constant exchange of
Ideas among the wago workers bringing also powor of organized effort and
tho knowledge of such power.
* *   *
The total of 121 Jives lost In 1900
is not far from four times tho total
of last year when !_ men found wat-
ory graves on tho great lakes, The
shipping of Incompetent crews during
the strike of tlie summer Is held responsible.
* *   * .
Charity is a part payment, voluntarily made, in ordor to keep tlio creditors In tho dark as to tho correct sum
coming to thom, thus proventlng thom
from proceeding to collect  the debt
In full.
* *   ♦
Ninety per com of momborshlp of
the Socialist pnrty In British Columbln
nro also mombors of their respective
unions. Yot thoir is no nlllnnce botwoon tho two organizations,
* *   *
.1. if, Hawtliornwnltp, the director
of eoromonlos In tho British Columbia
leglHlaturo for tho SoclnllHts, Is suro*
ly lualiualnlng ami oven adding to IiIh
reputation ns n champion of the wngo
workors IntPrbslH.
* *   *
"That which dotr-rmlnos ilie ningnl-
liulo of tlio vnluo of uny nrtlelo Is tho
amount of labor socially noroiwnry,
or tho' lnbor tlmo soclnlly iipr-t.ssnry
for Its prnilii.tlnu."—Mnrx.
* *   ♦
A cloenHisi* of nonrly 1,000,000 tons
In iiiii production of coul, mid n Iohh
to tin' province lu royalty ruvcuiuu of
over 1100,0110 hIih'i* thn hiiiumirntloti of
thn United Mine Worker* Htrlkc in (lie
N'ovn Hco)In collieries, was iiui fstlni-
nlo mmlo by Illrnin Uoiikln, who was
on tin' wlliii-.-*-* Hlanil lu tin,- aliened
iuul iDiiHplnif.y r-iiHo In court.
.  • i
Threatened,    to   Striker-Conciliation
Board Called for by the
(Boundary Creek Times)
The three members of the Conciliation board appointed by the Dominion
government, to bear the evidence in
the.dispute between the B. C. Copper
Co.' and the Greenwood Miners union,
arrived in Greenwood on Tuesday last,
board commenced at the court house
at 10 o'clock.
The* members-of the board are:—
John Mclnnis, for the Miners' Union;
J. A. Mara for the B. C..Copper Co.,
and J. H. Senkler of Vancouver, for
the government, chairman of tlie
board.  " .
M. Mclnnis objected to the evidence
being taken down by Mr. Loucks, the
stenographer of the B. C. Copper Co.
The board adjourned until 4 o'clock to
try and obtain another stenographer.
Walter Dewdney arrived ou the afternoon train from Grand Forks to act as
court stenographer during the sitting
of the conciliation board, being chosen
by the board. Wednesday evening
was taken up with the presentment of
statements by the B, C. Copper Co. and
the Union.
Several witnesses will be called by
both sides. Thursday was taken up
with cross examining witnesses, and
as thero are many*more subpoenaed it
will be some time before the evidence
is all in. The Union claims it has
the right to insist,oh all.employes at
the smelter and the mines being members of the Western Federation of
Miners." The Company denies this
right, and the Board has this one question before it. .   ■
The Union threatened to strike unless this condition was enforced ; by
January 11. 'The company has called
for this Conciliation Board-to settle
the dispute.
Help Wanted
To Spread the Glad Tidings
All Over  the West
And.Bear the Good News
To the Worn and Distressed
That  ..
Royal Crown S6ap
Is the Best in the Land!
Golden West Washing Powder,
Is Certainly Grand
„   While the Premium Department
Is at Your Command
Hundreds of Presents for Coupons
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Two Fishing Schooners Go Ashore but
all on Board of them are Saved.—
■     Life Line Did the Work
NEW YORK, Feb. 18—Seventeen
men, forming the crews of two wrecked fishing schooners, today slid to
safety on the slender lifeline of the
Sandy Hook life saving station.
<The vessels .were driven ashore on
Sandy • Hook by a fierce gale which
raged through the night.    "
The schooner Franklin B, Nelson,
was the first to be sighted in distress.
The life savers-attempted, to launch
their boats, -but they were buffeted
back by the breakers that rolled iii
mountain „high. ' The gti nand line
were then resorted to, and with suc-
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Sunday School &~TttZ
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H   Newspaper Bible Study Olub. .
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February.20 1910
.Man after man came to shore in the
breeches-buoy, which, beaten hy the
waves and pelted with hail, "withstood
the elements until all were rescued.
Hardly had the last man left the Nelson when she sank.
Almost immediately the schooner
Libby struck. ' The life line was again
used by the men' on the shore and
every porson on the Libby was taken
on shore in safety.
The Libby seemed to withstand all
the pounding of the waves and it is
believed that she can be saved,
And Two Others Injured by a  Live
Wire—Rushed Right Into
Death Trap
VANCOUVER, Feb. 16—Loe Weaver, aged 30 years was killed and, J.
Dempster and H. Smith were seriously
hurt. Inst night at Barnet substation,
ton miles from tho city,
The' men wero working on a dead
lino in the towor making certain repairs, whon tho other lino, 29 feot off,
which was being usod nt tho time to
carry olctriclty to tlie city, broke.
Thero was n blinding brilliance from
tlie wire, whloh is always formod for
a fow seconds after such an accident,
und tho mon rushed for the towor door
Instond of remaining quiet ami turning
their bneks on tho momentary* blas-.o,
At tlio door tlioy touched tho corrugated iron sheeting of tho tower,,
which lind been heavily ehnrged by
tho brokon llvo wire, ami In an lii-
Htnut one of thom wns electrocuted
and the othor two wero sovornly Injured, Tho woodon work of tlio towor
wns sot on flro and a gront deal of
damage was dono beforo It could be
The Fountain Head of Life
Is The Stomach
A men who Iiui a weak ind impiired ttoroioii and who dot* not
v*.*-v*4kw/ -i-n**** ii.* >.'■**■! itix* k-orft tifto viiki in* bUioo. TiiiN tiroome
weak end impoveri»hed, and that hli whole body li improperly and
wtutacienlly nouriihed,
makea Ihe atomach atroni, promotee tha flow of
dl.eetlve luleea, reetoree the laet appetite, makea
aaalmllatlon perfect, Invlioratta the llvor and
purltlea and enrlohea the blood, tt I* th* treat hlaod.maker,
tleeli'builder and reeloratlve nerve tonle. It makea man
atroni In body, active In mind and tool In  lodgement.
T»il« "Di joo very" ii a pure, tfycerio extract of American medical roots,
abaoluttly free from alcohol am] all tnjurioui, hibiMormln< drug*. All its
tnindtettu ere r,n«1*d on In wrapj*r«. It hat no relationship with tun*
Metram*. Ifi every intrtditnt It endrined hy the leaden fn all the ichoola of
medicine. iWt accept • teem notirum ai a tuhttitute for thli time-proven
remedy op tsnws cflMiwiiins.   Ait vo-.-e ftttr.uto**,   Tfcty •*■*,„-,» Vnow of
ttfuXXaiV mtdr hLit,tx"?'.i p".' 1° *'.■"*■ "<ht in y°ur •»•»" ««WiWfc««».
Ymt,U % Dnnwmiy \Udx*,*\ AwxuaUw, lit. K.V. i'ierce, I'rw,, Hnffato, N Y
Husband of tho Woman ia Now Being
8ougfit for by the Police
OTTAWA, Yob. 17-Stnrtlhitf ilovol-
0|iuientH| lmvo nrlxoii In tin* tragic'
death of'Mm. ChnrlcB Kldrhlun In ono
of tho Hloopors of tbo (,', |», U, OXJirifHH
trains from Ottawa, nml rotuhing To-
lonin on Wrilnr-xi!'!}' moiiiliif,'-
Tlio womuii'i* husband, Clmilos Kid-
rldgo, Ih being sought for by llio pol-,
Ico, lind lie I.s doflniod to lmvo I'lopi'il
with ono of ilu> young wunu'ii dorks,
(h'sci'lbi.-'l a*, bolng of vory ihtpuhkohm-
Ing ii|i|)i':iriiiii'o, who liiin boon in h\!t
1M1..M. I        i
- •    ■     -.- "       -«    '    .....    **r:    ...   *■ ..| ..
bv tho l-'nnl Puhlhdtlnr' f'nnirmi.v In
Ihls oily.
WnrrantH arc bolng sworn out
<l.r;rsi»S lilm itlth fiii«or.v mid passUiig
spurloiiK clic'iuoii.
Tho onno hns ih-volopoil into ono of
■-..        I.".,'.1.*'"    .A kirirAi'iutlA*!    litil'l    i no   t)I I (t A it
pollcir havo had to deal wllh lu thr
piiKt flfti-cti ji-nra and tlio outcome of
Dw invi'sllgiiilou Is bolng awnlto.1 with
Inti'iimi InloroHt not, only horn, but In
A fconrohlfiR injiilry Is IioIiir hold
Into rho "-fi''-Hiu'.*tan.vo'.', utti'inllim thi-
surnngo nml ttuifdcn death of Mr*. Khl-
AlphonHo Vorvlllo'K prnpoRoil f<v|ornI
■oifiJii hour Mil Iihh dtilti'd Into tho
hanil* of a burial, or "noloti" rom-
mltU-4-. Tho MuniifaciurerK AhmwIii-
lion waii uttmxxf, and Verville too wi-afc.
And tlu, ^uiWiuK <-U** \oUttn em too
stupid on flection day.
The Golden Rule.—Temperance Lesson. Matt. 7:1-12.   ,
Golden Text. Therefore all things
whatsoever ye would that men should
do to you, do ye even so to them, for
this is the law and the prophets. Matt.
7: 12. , ■        ?
Verses 1, 2—Why isit that men, not
very good themselves are so harsh in
their judgment of other men?
When men' condemn others on mere
suspicion, what is ■ geenrally ..the real
ground for their condemnation?
Why that a truly good man will
.•never judge another harshly,' or on
mere suspicion?
What reason is there to believe that
a person* is guilty-of the same, or a
for it oii-mere suspicion, and does he
not thereby cause others to judge him
after, his own judgment?
Verses 3-5—Why are. men so apt to
think lightly of their own sins and to
magnify the very snnlt*. 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 tb induce
another one to repent? Why or why
How much success Is attained hy
unspiritual pastors or Sunday school
teachers, in leading sinners to repentance notwithstanding thoy may teach
the real truth with ability?  ,
Verse G—What considerations will
prompt a truly good man to lovingly
reprove sinners and try to turn thom
from their sins?
What class of persons are, thoso
with whom advise or reproof Is helpless, and who but insult a porson for
his efforts to help them?
Does Jesus horo direc us to give up
all offort tosave those who answor to
"dogR" and "swine" and if not what
does he mean?
Versos 7, S—Sooing God gives us so
many things without our asking, or
oven knowing our need of thom, why
is it. that ho glvos somo of tho most
vital blessings only by our asking?
What Is the significance of tho
three words, ask, neo,k, knock?
Why does God often keep uh waiting for what we seem to bo urgently
need, and to only glvo thom to us nftor earnest nnd Importunnto prayer?
What aro somo of tho benefits of
importuiiato prnyor?
Why iH it. that notwithstanding tlio
Invitation, and tlio promlnn of .Torus
and ten thousand of testimonies, ns
to tho value of prayer, that lt. Is so littlo used?
Vorsos 0-11—If wo urn loyal to (iod,
whnt roitHoiis nre thero to bollovo thnt
fiod will aiiBwor nil our prayers in (ho
sense at lonitt of wll holding all liml
thlngH, and giving iih ovory necesHiuy
good thing?
Verso 12—What ia the relation between our love and actiona to our folio wc and our getting good things from
them, and how does this bear on the
queitlon of, temperance?
iThlMi-uoistlnn iniiM l><- d In
writing by-thn mi-mhor-; of tin* oluli.)
Loni-ion I'or timidity, l-Ybriiiiry 'ilth,
Falsi* uml True UIm Iplohhlp, Mall,
7: l.'i-'JIi.
February 27 1010
Wil • , ,i.l Tim. HI-., '.'.I, •!.'*;. M-.c
7:  V.'.'.'i't.
I'ohlon Toxt. Not ovory ono that
biiiiii uiiio ino Lord, Lord, shnll enter
into tho kingdom of hoavou; hut ho
tliut il'H-lh tho will of my fmhor whloh
is in iiohvom, .Man. 1:'il.
Vorsos IIS, II—In wlml souse Is Ungate to eternal life narrow, and the
way to doHtriKtlon broad?
What ure the onndliIoiib for entering Into eternal life?
If n man lopoutx nf and gives up all
ll'm   h'itlH llllt   llll.*,  'All)   In  M   linpflKKltlto
foi lilm lo p.iHrt ihroiiKli Ihe unto ihv
L'.uU In i* UlY '
V'eihe lii--Are thin any faine pro-
plieiH In thepi' ilaia. and If »o, dewrlbe
l.i a itu'.'ur. or a Hunday wchoot t.-,v
olit-r. ti f;il*w> prophet if he pWAihti
tvlnif  h**1 mi» tt not  iir.-iMloe?
St-tut- 1*i— U n twin ih n rood but-
bund, n  kiln! father,   an    agree-ibl-.-
neighbor, charitable, honest and ' industrious, but does not belong to any
church, what reason is there for us to
conclude that he is not a Christian?
Verse 17—If a .man attends church
and prayer meeting regularly, and
takes part in the services,' but is
ugly and cross to his wife and children
what reason is there for us to conclude
that he is not a hypocrite?
How would you class a woman, act-
jive in church and missionary work who
habitually repeats    stories,    whether
true or false against the character of
her neighbors?
. Verse 18—From the ■ teaching • of
Jesus, how would you demonstrate
that a persop may, or may not, be his
follower who does not delight to do
good, and having the opportunity, .is
not actively, engaged-in doing it?
Verse 19—What is the,law which
operates, to eternally destroy thc hope
and happiness of all who persist in
doing evil? ■ 	
B. E. WALKER, President
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xu deposited   or   withdrawn   in this wav Vith
equal facilitv. . ,, -'        -
L. A. S.  DACK,
Manager, Fernie.
Verse 20—What is the natural fruit
of a follower of Jesus, and that of a
follower of evil?
Verse 21-23—Jesus intimates' here
that a man may be quite successful in
religious work and yet be a worker of
Iniquity. Show how this can be possible?
How, does God regard a man who
prays, and yet knowingly commltts a
Does God expect, and is it reasonable to expect that ordinary mortals
can do his will In aH things?
How do you account for the self deception of men, who according to the
teachings of Jesus, will walk up to the
gate of Heaven thinking they are 8av-
ed, but to be turned back as workers
of iniquity?
(This question must be answered in
writing by members of tho club.)
Verses 24-27.—Doos Jesus mean that
we are to do Iltorally as his words
read, in tills sermon on Ihe mount
or lo take thom as principle and do
as he did, form Dw porsonal acquaintance of the fathor, and thon do hi.**
will In tho details?
If a mnn lovos God and his fellows,
und i.s following Jesus In doing good,
always being true lo tho voice of God
ln his soul what room Is tliere to bollovo thnl, thnt Is building upon the
Impregnable rook?
Verses 2S, 2fl—What Is It that
distinguished the teaching of Jesus
from thut of tho scribes?
lA'Bson for Sunday, March tith, 1010:
Jchuh the Healer.     Mntthow 8: 2-17.
So long as tho workors, llko lhe rost
of the world, romnin buyers nml
sellers and permit themselves tn he
classified iih roinmoilltloH— things—
bought mul sold iu a lnbor mitrlci-t,
thero can be heitoi'inoiH of
their cond it Iohh,
L  E  N  T
You can get many kinds of Fish at our Store
Fresh  Halibut
Fresh Smelts
Fresh Herrings
Fresh Oysters
Salt Cod
Smoked Salmon
Smoked Halibut
Finnan Haddie
Holland Herring'
All these are choice stock arid sure to please
P.   BURNS & CO.,   Limited
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
The 41 Meat Market Limited
Wholesale and Retail Butchers
•     Back to our Old Stand
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We beg to announce to our many,customers that we have re-
moved to oujL_-^lj_.quajiters7next__the_B»nl_of-Commer'ce-penriinn th«
§    erection of our new building opposite the King Edward hotel.    '
The Sense pf Security
against   to-morrow
should be ample incentive  to   save  to-dny.
Yonr?  Savind*   Account   Solicited.
J. it. LAWRY, Agent-
Pernio Branch
In the mutter of nn application I'or
lho Ikhiii! of ii.diipllrnto dortifloiilo of
Til Ie |o I/i Is <i and 8 llloeh 'i ot l.ol (irnnp I Koolenny DlHlrlct Map
73R.    ',
.VolIce h< lieroliy kIvcii thin It Ih my
intention In Ismiioui iho oxplnilloii of
olio month after the firm puhlii'iilloii
heieof ii iliii'lituio of iho cortlfU'iiti-
of t f I It- in tli.' iiimvo iiH'iitioni'il Iiiiui
111 Hie ilium, 'nr .lulin I'nilhl'i'l.'iiii'lk,
U'hlih c'lililiiiti' Ih dated tin- l.'ltli
OuoIi.t Kin::, anil iiiiiiiIm*ii*iI -jsuflA. •
Deputy District Registrar}   ■Hi'XiMiy  oiiici-,  -Ni-iMiii,  li.  i*.
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Fernie Opera House
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
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j xei'loici ari'ltlejit on tiu> M. Y. fit M. Hy.
IukI  St'pU'mlier, nml   Iiiih hIix •'  hoi-n
: nimble to wall;, wan hold at Coal Crei-k
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hold n ronrert in Kornle. If possible,
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Tin' •tirnnuiti-f would In- v«-ry Riuh-
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thoir ln'h:ilf ho-Rnvr sniall. a« fiiinh
nto urK' nil'- Ti-edeil for thin\im;
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l.nrv.o, stock of Koriir.t llrntii-n, lftillii.i,<
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?1.00 a year in advance. Address all coramunica
tions to the "Manager"* District. Ledger, Fernie B. C
Hates for advertising on application.
On February 23rd another milestone in the career of
District IS United Mine Workers ' of America '\yill he
reached at Lethbridge, Alta., when a convention composed of representatives'from the various locals within its
extensive jurisdiction       ■
■ (Western boundary, Coal Creek- B. C.
(Eastern, Boundary, Taylorton, Sask.
(N*orthern  Boundary, Edmonton', Alta.
(Southern Boundary, Kenmare, N. D.)   „
will discuss the many matters of vital import directly to
the coal mine workers, and indirectly to the remainder of
the population whose interests are more or less interwoven with those of this, the predominating industry of
the district, . .,
As is to be expected, with a body whose rapiiflcations
are so widespread, there Is an accumulation of subjects
to be discussed that call for a display of tact; business
acumen and a spirit of give and take that are Ingredients
essentialoto every successful deliberative assembly.-•
Among the many important features that will comprise tho programme will be the reports of President W.
U. Powell, Vice-President C. Stubbs, Secretary-Treasurer
A. J. Carter, especially those portions thereof dealing with
the many interesting questions that were dealt with at
the recent Indianapolis convention, where these officials
were in attendance.
We extend hearty greetings to all the delegates and
trust that the 1910 convention may be successful from every viewpoint,     i ''.*•■
 „ _.      °
How often during the progress   of a political   cam*
paign is heard the protestation oh the part of the candi*
dates who are contesting the riding, either under the Liberal or Conservative banners, that in the event of the
success of their candidature, they do not intend to limit
their efforts for the benefit of one portion of the constituency, but will work for the interests of the entire electorate.     Invariably the gentlemen deprecate tlie narrowness of the candidate who states that because he realizes
the impossibility of carrying water on both shoulders,
that if he is elected, his guide for action shall be "Do&s
this legislation benefit the working class?     If so, I will
support it; if not, I shall oppose it,'-'
In a letter to local officers, President Lynch of the
International Typographical Union, makes the pleasing
announcement that the 50,000 mark, in membership has
been passed, and that for tlie month of December per
capita ' tax was received on 50,281- members.
It has fallen to the lot of but few bodies, whether in
the realm of organized labor, or in other, spheres, to
inaugurate and bring to successful issues, more advanced
undertakings for the benefit of the craft in general, for
increased wages and a shorter work day, and for the care
of aged and infirm members, or those temporarily barred
from active work through sickness or disease, than those
brought to pass by the I. T. U.        '' ,   •*
ln regard to working conditions, the Typographical
Union, not without long and costly strikes and conflicts,
has in effect in all offices under its jurisdiction, the 8-
hour work day, in many cases less, and the closed shop.
In very rare cases', is complaint made of any abuse., of
these rights and privileges, and it is everywhere admitted
that the product of shops, bearing the union label is par
excellence" to ahy production of theart preservative.
The Typographical Union can lay claim to the honor
of being the first in the field in'actively combatting the
terrible inroads and ravages of that dread disease, tuberculosis, which at'one time played.fearful havoc with the
membership, owing largely to unsanitary conditions then
all too prevalent in many of the,composing rooms where
the membership, was employed.
At Colorado Springs there stands today the "Union
Printers Home, established, maintained and supported entirely by the International Typographical Union, which is
exclusively for the reception and' care of worn-out typos,
and those suffering from tubercular or kindred troubles,
where the most skilled medical attendance is available,
and every'care and attention extended to the inmates..,
The property has' grown rapidly, and at, the present
time is .valued at $1,000,000. Recently there was com-.,
pleted an addition to house the splendid collection,-,. of
some 12,000 books, the property of the Home. Speaking
oh that occasion President Lynch said in part:
"Briefly I have sketched for you the progress and the
policies of the .International Typographical Union. Lot
me now ask you to consider in connection with what we
■Jo, the assaults and the vilification indulged in by the
enemies of trade unions, who seek to prejudice' the public
by false or distorted statements, or manufactured evidence. All the great international unions with which'I
am acquainted, and an experience of some twenty years,
gives me a right to speak, liave beneficial features. On
the other hand, have you ever heard of a home in which
a non-union man, had the right to spend his declining
years, other than the poorhouse? Have you ever heard
of a sanatorium erected,for the especial use and treat-
ment of non-union workmen' who may be afflicted with
tuberculosis or other disease? Have you ever heard of
-a_nensi6n_fund_for non-union workraen_which_lsJiis_as_a
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• The editor is not responsible for the
opinions  of  correspondents:
Tea That is Always Fresh
"SALADA" is grown; ih'the* finest tea gardens of
the Island of Ceylon, picked every day and reaches
you not later than fifteen weeks after being gathered. Its native purity and.fine flavour are preserved
in, air-tight sealed "SALADA" packets.. You
are guaranteed tea of unvarying good  quality.
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It is quite, commonplace for representatives of the
old parties, especially when on the government side of
the house td'quickly prove the hollowness of their platform
pretensions, and form themselves into a solid phalanx In
opposition to legislation that will benefit the working
Recently "a bill entitled "The Factories Act" was nd-
\anced, and whilst lt may ben considered of a remedial
character, yet Its force was decidedly weakened by an
omission, which J. II. Hawthornwalte endeavored ,to
supply by the addition of nn amendment that in the
event of an accident proof could have been produced that,
tho employer had boen duly apprised by the inspector to
remedy certain defects.
Let the unprejudiced elector ask himself this question:
Was this amendment for the benefit of the working-
The, answer must-bo In the affirmative, therefore it
must bo Inimical to the interests of the employing cIubh,
On which side do you find your representative, *w. R.
Ross? For answer lo this, see elsewhere in this paper
nnd note tho uniformity with which tho government supporters showed the class character of thoir efforts.
Editor Ledger:    •  ' ''
Sir: Would you please allow space
in your paper so that I may reply to
the article in, last week's Free Press,
entitled 'Looks Prosperous, Money in
Sight."     With the title I find no fault,
as anything worth stealing may look
prosperous to the thief.   , "The adoption of this wise policy, which   now
gives employment to every available
miner in the camp" is an utter falsehood in the plural sense.    First, there
has been nb wise policy inaugurated at
either; Coal Creek or Michel for the
last 30 months, and secondly, there, is
not employment  for every available
miner in the camp, as any one outside
of the Free Press knows.    We hear a
lot about ,the pay roll that is being
distributed both' Ih Coal Creek    and'
Michel, but like'all others, the writer
in the Free Press deliberately closes
his eyes to the'other side of the shield,
and observes only that which he and
his masters shall eventually plunder.
Why not admit the truth; and say that
both in Coal Creek and Michel   there
are families of little children .that are
not receiving sufficient to eat, so small
is the monthly allowancehin the shape
of wages.    In these coal camps I have
mentioned there are hundreds of miners, with 20 and 30 years experience as
such, who,are not making'more than
$2 per day, wtih perhaps a few at $2.-
50.'   These men are married' and have
little children to feed and clothe, yet
the Free Press talks about prosperity.-
These facts are hot gleaned sitting in
a chair on Victoria avenue, but by personal and bitter experience at the coal
face.    Enlarging the output may seem
all right to the editor of your cotem,
but what I would like to see is that
same editor "enlarging   the   output"
with a pick and shovel, but of course
he is not such a fool, even though he
may  lacks the average grey matter.
.Thanking you  in anticipation,    your
very truly,
John C. Turner. .
Ask your grocer for a package to-day.  You'll like it.
 Black, Mixed and Natural Green, 40c, 50c,o60c and 70c per lb. ——
Electric Lighted >      ■ Steam Heated
The Waldorf Hotel
First Class Accommodation for Travellers
Hot and Cold Water L. A. Mills, Manager
On 7 first class
business and residential   property.
Real Estate & Insurance
Cree & Moffatt
right,-, because he conceived and maintained it?
My friends, the Home would be sufficient justification for the existence of the International Typographical
Union considered entirely apart from the other activities
of the organization', apart from the great increase in the
wages, apart from the shorter workday it has established, apart from the happiness ,the contentment and the
culture it has brought to the homes of its members, the
pictures It has placed on tho walls of those homes, and
the hooks that are at- the command of their habitants.
We are naturally proud of the developments of this great
institution. * * * *" 7,    "
Tho Typos are to he congratulated on their far-seeing
administration, and their humane treatment of the 'older
brothers. May success he theirs in greater measures,
and may their ilk Increase. "   ,
Samuel L. Landers, Canadian organizer of the United Garment Workers
writes the Ledger:
Dear Sir.and Bro.—I have been compelled to withdraw the label from the
Ideal Clothing*company of Port Hope,
Ont..„   ,        <*..:. '"'
This firm.nas been using our label
It built up a nice trade manufacturing
men's trousers and,boy's pants exclusively.' ' . ,: •■
Last August when the label agree-
mon expired the..firm would not give
the increase -on wcount of the alleged
reason that' the travellers were, on the
road, and "the selling prices for"'_ the
year were announced. Pmade'ah offer to grant the.label for six months,
if in January they would grant the
increase, and they consented.
When I returned in Jnnuary the
manager denied in toto that he had
any such understanding. ' As the firm
would not pay the increase, there was,
no alternative but to, withdraw tho
label, which was done,
Iu the future the output of the Ideal
will be without the label and therefore
Fraternally *'	
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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.    ■ „  ,
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 Flrstr
.lass and' Tourist Sleeping Cars and
Dining Cars on all Through Trains.
Compartment -Library - Observation
Cars on "Imperial Limited" and "Atlantic Expuress."
Ear supplied with   the   best Wines,
Liquors and Cigars
3 Through Express Trains Daily
-—it—_,-i ncl uhwrri VEArntoo "—
leaves Winnipeg daily at 22.40, making
connections at Toronto for all points
East and West thereof.
The "Imperial Limited" leaves Winnipeg daily 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 , ,
The total of 121 lives lost in 1900
is not far from four times the total
of last year when 33 men found watery graves ou tho great lakes. ■ Tho
shipping of incompetent crews during
tlie strike of the summer is held responsible.
Furniture Moving a Specialty
Leave Orders with "W.  Keay
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M.A. Kastner
Fire ! Fire! Fire !
The anniversary of the great
fire of. August 1, 1908, is draw- _
ing near. Let us draw your attention to the fact-that we represent 14 financially strong,1 old
established and well known
Board , Fire . Insurance companies, also agent for the
Sun   Life    Insurance
Company of Canada -■
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We have several snaps in
Business and  Residential
in different parts of the city
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New Oliver Typewriter
Machine given out on trial
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60   YEARS'
Tradc Marks
fV, Designs
Copyrights Ac.
•ent free. Oldest  ,.
Patents taken tliroi
tptHalnotk*, without
;encr tor securing pawmta.
h Munn A Co. receive
_se, in the
Scientific American.
A h*nd«omoly Illustrated weekly, I—ntest circulation of 1117 eclontlflo Journal. - Terms tor
.Canada, Pi.1t, i.itli, postage, prep_d,'_8oldJ>7_
aH newsdealers. * .   * •
MUNN|C0£etB^*"'- New York
B-_-_-OOoe.toFEt,Waab,.n_ on,_.C. ,
Mumbcrfl of tlie Associated Billposters of tho Unitod i
States and Canada hnvo always shown a liberal spirit in
mooting iippoals in bohalf of charitable nnd philanthropic enterprises, but no slnglo ction him ever reflected more
credit upon thom In general public eBllmntlon thon when
nt tlio National Convention'In Atlanta last July, a rcfiolu-
tion was unnnimouHly adopted pledging every Assoein-
tlon mombor to post free of chargo thc Anti-Tuberculosis
ponton*. Tho spirit In which tho project was received
V.DH so etithiiHlofltlc and revealed rucIi a henrlfoit Intorost
In tho movomont on thc part of tho billposters nn to
evoke tho warmest prnluo from tho Influential men and
womon.nil over tho United BtnteH who nrn hack of this
Important campaign lo prevent tuberculosis. Pro'inr-
ntloriK hnvo boon nonrly complotod for tho lit-glnnlng of
(IiIh ureal nntionnl pouter campaign. Thnl it will bo
productive of good results Id certain, und ovory blllpoRter
who generously given of hit tlmo nnd valuable advertising npneo In aiding UiIh worthy work will havo thn right
to fool tlmt ho hnH dono .something for tho well-bolnfc of
r*   .
Ills fellow-men. Our uBtoemed towiiHniun, W, Hnwthornu,
Ih a mombor of this Association, nnd as mich stitnds
ready to do. his part, and, "moo too" snys tho printers
We are going to sacrifice the balance of our stock of
Cutters & Sleighs to make room for bur 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. ML  AGNEW & CO. ELKO. B. C    y
To Uioho who nro bubbling ovor with patriotism nnd
who in iho fuiM hnvo Hypnotised themselves Into a maid
of righteous Indignation boraiiKo thoir ink) country'n
honor hat* boon outraged—In strict accordance with a prearranged plan of tho wnrHcnro manufacturer***--Hhould
mid oarufully nnd nnnlyr.o thoroughly tlio nrtlnlo in tho
current month'ii Ir-me of Kv.-rybody'ts Mag;uln-.> under tho
caption of
"All Aboard for Domb*y"
fiom tho pen of K. Ale-tntid-T Powoll, V, II. O. 8., whose
iiiilmnto IrnowlodRi' with tho Innor nrcana nt Kuropoan
politic*! iu It cffi'iiK tho Kiu-sli'in QucHtlon, r-nnbli-H lilm to
nliow conclusively to anybody »av« n purblind pnrtiznn
that aiinli-n und navU.-K aro m<-n-ly p'twin* on tho (Iiohh-
hoard of IiIrIi Utiauco, and that— ri-ml tho nrtlelo,
■•ini draw your own conclusions.
Tho operators of the coal lands in Pennsylvania,
Illinois and Ohio, at the recent conforenco with tho. miners, If such It can be called, made much out of the fact
that they had to compote with coal mined In nonunion
workings in West Virginia, whoro production wns effected nt n rato claimed by them to bo fifty,per cent less
than thnt which thoy paid to union miners.
They contended that tho miners must either accept n
loductlon, or tnko upon themselves the onus of-orgnnlz-
inK tho West Virginia fleldB, to bring wages to ouch a
Mnndard thoro that competition \yould bo put on nn oqunl
hnsln botwoon nil companies selling in tho samo mnrkot,
in so Car as wages woro concerned.'
To tho casunl observer there might npponr to bo somo
weight nnd merit, to tbi» argument, , Hut a little further
study of conditions proves that tho position of tho operators henrs somo resemblance to tho Qualities attributed
to Jamiu, of Uitln mythology. *
Can It ho supposed for one.moment that nn organization ns liooii for now fleldn of conquont an tho U, M. W.
of A, would nllow tho Virginian fleldn to remain In tin un-
orgnnlzod stato woro It. not for somo reason thnt ho far
hns boon of such importance as to preclude tho work of
From most authentic nnd reliable uourcofl tho infor-
mat ion is glvon that an soon na an orgnnlzor boglnn hin
work nmong tho mon of thnt nUto—nnd In mnny ciihoh
nt tho very hour of bin arrival boforo operations hnvo
begun—ho Is confronted with tho usual cnpltallut tool, nn
Injunction, which wnt> granted no mo yonrii ngo, restraining him from proceeding wllh hin mlnnlon of organizing
tho mino workors ofilthat state.
Thn organizer'In thon glvon tho option of leaving the or going to prlnon. And yot, In thn fnco of Uioho
condition**, tho operators steadfastly mnintnln that It I a
"up to tho,minera" to orgnnlr,o Wont Vlrglnln. Lot tho
o|K'raior», und their association, . who seem to pohhohh
more r-.mly access to tho statute books of tho nation than
tho minora, seo to It thnt tho work of organization can
proceed unhampered and unhlndnrod, nnd wo wist thnt
the U. M. W. of A. will tnko speedy nnd effective action,
and tho alleged doalro on Iho pnrt of certain operntora to
nrgnid/i- NV»-«t Virginia, will aoon hn an accoinpllsluil
(Creston Review)
From tho following "lottor, received
from Mr. Schofield, it will-be seen that
ns Boon as Bill. No. S passes tho legislature nt this session, Creston will bo
entitled to a high school class, as by
this new law only ton pupils avnllable
for a high school ,nro necessary. Tho
letter Is ns follows:
legislative Assembly,
Victoria, Jnn. 31, 1910
J. H, Johnson,   Esq.,
Creston, B.C,
Denr  Sir.—With further  reference
to tho resolution Ih.toly recolved from
you rognrdlng high school, I oncloso
copy of amendment   Introduced this
Hosslon by the Minister  of Education.
You,will note that soction 3 In this
will cover whero tho required number
viz, 20, for tho establishment of a high
school, do nol reside
Yours truly,
J, II, Schofield.
Tho now soction that will aid Creston.  application for n high  school
clnss Ir a« follows
3: flection 6 of snld Act. is hereby
further -amended hy .adding thoreto
tho following Bub-Bcctioii;
"(p) To entubllsh Buporlor schools
In rural municipality school dlatrlcta
nnd regularly organized rural school
district* whom It mny bo expedient to
do so whorotn may bo taught tho aub-
jocts peculiar to tho aonlor grade of
tho public achool courso nnd to tho
Junior grade of tho high Bchool course;
provided thnt tie superior school shnll
bo established In any school district
■mhorc tbrtrn nro Ions thnn ten persons
duly aunllflcd nnd available as high
school pupils; and provldud further,
that not more thnn two superior
schools shall ho established In any
school district," '
Headquarters For
Office   Supplies
8omo arrangement should Imi made locally, to mark
lho arrival of certain portions of the day, Biich an seven
in tlm morning, 12 noon, 1 o'clock nnd nix In the evening,
lt would be a matter of groat convenience to tho public,
and no doubt thn Inhabitants of the fire hall could easily
no to the parrying out of Huc.h a plun, tho savko as thoy
now ring ih<» eurfuw at 9.
In tho matter of an application for
tho Issue of a duplicato Cortlflcato of
Title to Part (55 foot x 132 foot) of
Ut 6 Block *) of I/Ot B<r.r> droup 1
Kootenay District (Mnp 735)
Notico la hereby given that it is
my Intention to Issuo at. tho expiration
of ono month nftor tho first publication hereof a duplicato of tho Cortlflcato of Title to the abovo mentioned
lot In tho nnmn of Jessln Giddings.
which cortlflcato Is dated the 10th of
.Inly IMS, and numbered 46661).
Deputy District ReQlstrar
l.nm.1 Registry Office,
Nelson, II. C.
January 31.1310    5t 52 I.PE
Suddaby's Drug & Book Store
Agent for Victor and Edison Phonographs
Huyler's & Lowney's Chocolates, New Scale Williams' Pianos
|*tt*4t<ft*4Ut4t4^^ mmmm
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The Official Organ of District No.  18, U. PI. W.   of A.
Fernie, B. C, February 19th,    1910
News From the Camps
From our own Correspondents'
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Presbyterian church. Morning service at 11 a.m. and Sunday school at
2.30 p.m.. Evening ats 7.30 p.m.
Subject A Lost Vocation. A hearty
welcome to all.
The smoking concert in the club hall
last Saturday night; was a decided
success, and every one present had a*
very enjoyable time. The refreshments-were supplied by Mr. Mutz of
the Fernie Brewery. The president,
.W.'H. Evans, occupied the chair, and
kept: the hoys in pretty good order.
There was a plentiful supply o£ good
singing and reciting talent, as the fol-
'lowing lengthy programme will show:
J. Smith, sentimental song; Dan Oliver, You're as Welcome as the Flowers in Day; G. Finlayson, I Think I
Shall,Sleep Well Tonight; W. H. Evans,' The Farmers Boy; ,Wm. McKay,
It's a Bra Moonlight Night Tonight;
Chas. Claridge, Poor old England; encore, What Would ' the Congregation
, Say; Win. Evans, The Div/er; encore,
Poor old Jeff; It. Hubbertsy, recitation
Tom Stewart, Just Someone; J. Smith
,. I'm too Lazy; encore, i Love Thee
Only; T. Davis, One Touch of Nature;
.. D. Oliver, My Old Kentucky Home;
W. A.'Atkinson, recitation; W. Coates
song;-J. Myers, I'm Foo the Noo; J.
Smith, Makers of England; 'J. Hewitt,
The Football Match last Saturday;,
encore, in the Day of Adam and Eve;
Dave Archibald; Queen of the Earth;
J. T. Puckey, Popity.PopIty, Pop. encore, His Day, Work was Done; . Joe
Amers, I'm Wearing My Heart Away,
for You;-Paddy. Eagan, Napoleon's
Farewell to Paris; Dominici.CItros, se-s
lection from II Trovatore lii Italian;
after which 'George Finlayson - gave
tho Murderer's Dream and trial scene
en, and well received. .The accompanists were J.,Combe and J. Smith
. who filled the hill ,veiry well. The
concert" was brought to a close-after
midnight by the .singing of .Auld
Lang Svne. Every one. went home
happy;'*    '""'-'•• v">'*   ^'   "-V*
Tommy I*;anns, an old Creekite and
a weir known footballer, arrived in
the Creek last Saturday night from
Pennsylvania,'where he has been residing these last few months. He reports that things are pretty bad in
some parts bf tlie States and not as
. good ns nt the Creek.   *
Wm. McKay, the manager of the
Royal Hotel was up to take in the
smoker oh'Saturday night. Ho.', saw
and admired the new bar and soon
mado himself at homo with the boys.
Como up again Hilly, you, nro always
Chostney Herrltt, Wm Richards and
J, and Q. Wilde received tho contract
for driving tho level In No, 0 mine
and started to work on It on tho 11 th
Tho first lecturo in connection with
the ambulance class up here was given In tho club,hnll on Tuesday night
by Dr. Corsan of Fornio, and he Intends to give about eight or ton lee-
turos, and If evory one Is attended as
well as tho first.1 ono It will bo highly
pleasing to both the doctor and nlso
, tho promotorn of this class, Thore
is ovor sixty up horo who havo glvon
thoir names ln to tako the wholo entire course, besides 12 from Fornio.
Tho Interest shown In it at present Is
beyond expectations, nnd If It,is only
followed up to nn examination it will
cortalnly prove a credit to Conl Creek.
A specinl train Is bolng run. up from
Fornio on lecture night at halt pimt
soven, retunlng at half past ton for
any ono In Fernio who wishes to attend tho clnsH, Any further information can bo Buppllod by tho doctors
or by applying to tho secretary, 1).
Mrs. W. Commons wan up horo on
Mondny visiting friends,
tho Janitor nt tho club In vory busy
thoso days In soiling soft drinks and
cigars, ' Drinks rocommondod by tbo
medical profession nt that.
Havo you swi Tho OhoBt of Jerry
ttundlort If not, bo nt tho Grand theatre, Fernio on tho 23rd of Fobruary,
tho -^hlld Lnwloy benefit concort,
Tlio output at tho mines up horo laBt
Friday was a record for tho last two
yonrs, U474 tons,
.Too d(d not go nwny na roportod In
last wooU'fl Lodger. Ho la still horo,
Vr. noi-vl not hnvo got, so wild nbout
It,    Koop smiling,
Tho following gontlomon visited tho
club up hoiro this wook! Jack John-
•son, II. Quigg, Joo Dodd, Son. W. Colo,
W, Stovons, T. Dnnns, B. Morris, D,
Grundy, J. Brillnghnm, B. G. Hnggtund
Joe McNcH, A. Crai'-rfscs, T. 3ar.i
An addition to the wash house would
be a pretty safe investment just now.
It is really getting too bad when
three men have to locker,—
which Is just large enough for one
man's clothes.
Don't forget the masquerade on St.
Patrick's night, 17th of March. The
price will be $1.50 for gentlemen and
ladies free. All dancers are to be
masked up till twelve o'clock. Refreshments will be provided, so you
can begin to get your costume ready
Notice was posted last week informing the citizens of Coal Creek that the
train that leaves Fernie at 10 p.m.
at present for the mines would- leave
in future from Fernie at 11 p.m. Saturday nights only.
I'-*.' .mith, Anclivw Paton an1 Cecil
Minton were up to the social'dance on
Wednesday and seemed to thoroughly
enjoy themselves.
J. Murray is'now,, driving the team
of greys for the Trites Wood Company
up here.   -
J. Biggi, fire boss in No. 2 mine,
got his face badly cut. on Friday.
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- Brown's moving picture entertainment , on • Monday night drew a large
crowd. '",..'
Norman Hubby of Gateway, B. C, is-
.visiting friends in town.
J. Thompson left on the Flyer on
Monday for the east. He intends to
visit Hillcrest and Passburg before he
returns.   ■  ■
The men in the, wash house on Monday were treated to an unusual sight,
while they were' changing' o,ff shift,
One of the employes went into a
seeming fit. The doctor was hastily
summoned and on examination found
that the cause was* imbibing too much
of the ardent, and instead of a sojourn in the hospital he had.a hurry
np trip in the wagon to the1 lock up jn
charge of, Mr. Bulger where no doubt
he had time to rocover from his fit at
leisure. „
•> Clark's moving pictures aiid vaudeville oh Tuesday night was well pat-
ron!zed7 Ralph Maddlson of Blairmore, sang.
A. B. Trites of Fernie was registered
at the,Great Northern hotel on Monday.
The Michel hockey team were defeated at Frank on Wednesday by a
score of four to three.
Art Williams went east on the Flyer
having received a telegram announcing the sudden passing away of his
The Slavonian arrested by Bulger
in the wash house was .taken tb Fernie
this week.       * °
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Agents of the Dominion Coal
Co. of Cape Breton N. S„ are
at work trying to induce miners of Wilkesbarre and other
anthracite mine, towns to go
there and scab.. District and
local officers should exert
themselves to prevent them
from securing any men for
such purpose.   ■   ■    -
A strike has*been on in No.-
vn 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 and better conditions of
Stay away. Due notice will
be given in ' these columns
when the strike is won. Lab-,
or papers, please copy.
James boss'of Hosmer
was visiting in town.
H. Hennsey from Taber is in town
staying at the last chance.
The citizens of Michel were.greatly
excited ori Friday afternoon by hearing the piercing screams of a whistle,
which brought'the people'out of their
houses in a great' rush, wondering
what, the trouble was. The excitement was only of short duration as it
was only a freight train" running away
down grade and whistling1 for'brakes,
which became • under .-control before
reaching new town./   ," -   7 .  '■
Tom Dawson and John Mathison of
Taber are in Michel, and report that
ber.   ,-N ■' '.
Scotty Mullen has drifted into, camp
and is now busy calling'on his many
-. The long looked for.and much talked of game",of hockey between Hosmer
and" Michel-was played oh S"atut_ay
night. The ice wis In splendid condition and everything in shape for a
good fast game, The Michel boys in
the pin of condition, _ and eager to
meet their opponents, ' the game was
fast' from start to finish and was a
good exhibition of hockey. None of
the players had to ornament' the fence
for rough work. James Masters re-
fereed to the satisfaction of both of
the teams. Mattheson ln goal plnyed
the game of the evening for the visitors, and his stonewall defence wns admired by the spectators. Hennessey
for the, home'team deserves credit for
his able rushes and splendid stick
handling . .while Morehouse us rover
played n good fast gnmo, but It Was
of no nvnll .ngalnst tho stonewall do-
fence of Mattheson, bo tho visitors
won out by a score of four fo one,
The teams lined up for the game ns
follows        ;
Hasmer Michel
Goal .
Mntteson     Maters
Bronley ".*... Condon
Cover Point
Gordon  ,... White
Hood       Baldric
Tnbby    Morehouse
Right wlnK
  .; , Dr. Weldon
Loft wing
JudlRon  Honnoiuiy
Tho roHldonco lately*, occuplod by
John BhnnkH, is to bo used by a number of tho Company employes tin n
batch. Tho boyH wish n plnco of
nmuKomont uu well n» n home,
Frank' Lnbollo, prop, Pacific hotol,
IloHtnor, wns In Michel attending the
hockey match,
W, (I, Portor Is Installing a bowling
alloy and pool room In tho Groat Northorn hotol now town.
Tho extension to lho waHh houso
nnd tho assembling of thc now lockers Is jtiBt nbout completed, Thoy
will bo much appreciated by tho minors, Tho prosont wash houso In not
large enough to accommodate all tho
minors. Whon Is tho company going
to Increase- tho numbor of bath tubs
nn woll,
J. D, Harrington delivered n special
sponk on HoclallBin on Sundny ovoning
In rVnhn-n'**** hnll hnfnre. n woll ntt ended
house, Thn nhto mnnnor in which
ho handled tho Boclallst problems of
tho dnys showod that ho Is woll versed on tho subject.
Prosldont W. I), Powoll, Vlct-Pros.
Clom Stubbs and Soc-Trcasuror A. J.
n.„i„_   ....i.i    w»„l,„;   ■}«..}   n..   rtnr\r,X
Kri.. VV.      y.*»-«     .1..    ....     .v*- — .     — »■     l....i...~t
visit on Sunday.
. Mr..Foster, one time engineer to the
Portland Cement company of Calgary
now agent to the McCall Oil company,
was in town during the last of the
week. '
Frank hockey team encountered the
Blairmore team on Friday evening, the
11 th.. The', game was started about
10.15, and although Frank got the best
of the score they seem to have got the
worst of the' slaughtering. Three of
the Frank players got'euts that, had to
be stitched.     •' ... ■,
A grand boxing-. contest will take
place in the Miners Hall on Saturday
evening, the 19th when Jim Burrows
agrees to beat Carson.and Petrie in
alternate* rounds, ten- rounds. Admis-
"sion"?2r'$lTn0r$"lT^ F'	
Randolph Cirny and. Anna Patera
are'to be. joined in matrimony .on the
19th. '
Quite an exciting'time was witnessed here bn Wednesday morning about
10. A'steam pipe split thrdugh being
frozen at the boiler house of the old
mine. The firelnan being unable to see
steam coming from the direction of
the fire box, started the whistle which
he uses,In caso help"is needed, 'and
started to draw the fire, Upon the
sound bf the whistle, and on the stenm
being noticed from the tipple, tho engineer there was ordered to give the
alarm signal, which was duly done.
Hose pipes, water palls, otc were soon
wending tliolr way toward the scene.
All hands from the shaft, headed by
the management and office staff were'
soon on their way ancl peoplo could
be seen coming every direction. Next
to tho scene was the town fire brigade, Alps when they arrived'the
steam had been shut off,
Michel journeyed down hero on-last
Wednesday to play thoir return gnmo
with Frnnk, • The game commenced
at 2.30, which liad not. been in progress
long boforo Frank had registered two
goals. r/After this the game was
stopped for. ii few minutes on account
of Morehouse, Michel's captain, being
unable to play good hockey nH ho
could roo more than ono puck, W.*
Snvngo cnmo on the ico In his placo.
After thiB tho gamo livened up. Michel
put on two moro gonls and Frank nlso
added two beforo half tlmo, mnklng
tho scoro 4 to,2, On resuming Frank
got down tho Ico and came near scoring, but Matheson was thero wllh the
goods, Thon Michel's cover point
took u long shot which counted three
goals for Mlchol. Ilord was put off
the Ico for rough piny, but the decision wns so nbsurd. Tho reforeo appoared to soo all tho fouls that Frank
rntido, but nono that woro on the Michel side nnd slugging nnd tripping
woro indulged In frooly.
In Hplto of thin Mlchol was unablu
(o draw lovol nnd tho gamo ondod In
favor bf Frnnk by tho scoro of four to
McGownn will bo unable to play for
some tlmo through being hit In tbo
McMlllun hnd his unklo sprained for
tho socond tlmo.
McGownn would havo dono bottor on
tho othor sldo of tho rink had tho lad-
Ins followed him,
Mat hern got excited In goal. No
doubt tho puck wns put In tho gonl
too often for him.
T'nrtr>r mich* te, lonrn how to plnv
liockoy boforo ho goes to roforoo nny
gnmo,    He's a dandy.    Como again
Hill.       ,
Frank ' Mlelwl
Dollls  Mather
McGownn   White
On Saturday the 12th inst. another
very sad' accident occurred at the Dominion Colliery^ A young Italian by
the name of Augustus Carola a brakes-
,man. got crushed between the chute
and the car, death being instantaneous
Much sympathy is felt'for'the young
man's parents who live, in the home
land. ,    ,   "
The McGillvray. Coal'Company is
still adding to their plant. Just now
they are undergoing a.big struggle in
conveying,a huge Us final'destination. If nature had been a little
more* kind this winter,, arid given us
more snow and frost it would facilitate
matters very' much.
A petition having been'presented to
the chairman .of the council praying
that Wednesday, the 16th* inst. be"de-
clared a half holiday so that the citizens may have an opportunity of seeing the hockey match, Coleman vs McLeod at McLeod, in as much as, the
day. is a half holiday. A"crowd will
avail themselves of the'privilege to
accompany ,the home team.
Mr. P.* Willirnott,, who was appoint-
hockey games of the season played at
Maeleod. The rink at Maeleod proved too small tb contain the people. The
Maeleod team won by a score of 10 to
8. Owing to some mishap on the C.
P. R. the home teams and'townspeople
did not get home until a late hour in
ihe morning, not a very enviable position to be so near home, and yet have
to wait for six or eight hours. Who
would dare say that competition is not
a necessary thing to meet the needs of
.a fast "growing population.
Tuesday and Wednesday nights the
Wonderland company visited the town
with the latest and most, up to date
moving pictures and Illustrated songs.
Miss Amy Campbell,-vocalist, and Miss
Ethel Fox, pianist, assisted. If ever
they come to town again they will get
a crowded house.
Will the members and would be
members of the Presbyterian church
please take note that on Sunday morning next there will be a communion
service held at the above church. All
Christian people are especially invited
to join in the celebration-of the Lords
Supper. , *..
On Monday, February 14th, Clark's
moving ictures and vaudeville were in
town with a splendid programme of
interesting pictures and music. Admission 25c and 15c'
Sunday evening Rev, .Mr.. Murray
preached to a'full house a very interesting discourse, the title of which was
a good investment, covering the home
and foreign mission ground. He displayed much enthusiasm and zeal with
the result that his nose bled'profusely
and the service was brought to a close.
Mr. Murray stopped the bleeding and
was able to return-to the after meeting. '   >
Imperial Bank of Canada
Capital Authorized .... $10,000,000
Capital Paid Up $5,000,000     Reserve $5,000,000
D. R. WILK1E, President HON. ROBT JAFFRAY, Vice-Pres.
Arrowhead, Cronbrook, Fernie, Golden, Kamloops, Micnel, Myie, Nelson
,       .Revelstoke, Vancouver and Victoria.
interest allowed on deposits at current rate from date of deposit.
A   Life   Saver
,      »COMPANY
'•ConipimlcN .Vet, 1807."      Ctiundn, Province of British Columbia.
■No.  357
Is an appropriate name forTthe
quick action style of HOT
WATERo BOTTLE we sell.
Ready the minute , the water is
hot, acts more promptly* than
any medicine, and so often really
saves life before the doctor can
reach you. Several sizes and
styles and all prices.
Not Coughing  Today?
Yet you may cough tomorrow! Better be prepared for It
when It comes. Ask your doctor about keeping Ayer1*
Cherry Pectoral In the house. Then when thc hard cold
or cough first appears you have a doctor's medicine at
hand. Your doctor's approval of its use will certainly
set all doubt at rest. Do, as he says. He knows.
No alcohol in this cough medicine.  J^^ve^.,Loweij1Maxi,
Uobuit health U » firtat udejluard against attack* of throU and turtft troublei, but
comtlMtiofi will dtttroy the best of health.   Aik your doctor about Aya's PUl_
W   - ** f M J - -< C^r-iiti*-.
•et** ^bUt****      ■,,*  i>> , •  , f ,ii  .   ...       »_i* J ** Ll
Herd Dr. Weldon
Mftl/Cod  Condlon
Mcl,ollan Baldwin
D. McGowan  Ilcnncnoy
Tho usual danco of tho 'lundrlllo
club which Bhould havo taken placo on
Tnonday livening Inst hhif fo !i« pout-
lioned owing to the pianist bolng taken
sick nlmiit V p.m. It whh a great disappointment.
Coloman hockey team wero opponents at McLeod on WedniMsday afternoon, when a special train waa run for
tho Oceanian, and took quite a crowd
from lho neighboring district* to hoo
Dw. gam", which ondod In favor of
,Mfl/-od 10 to A. Cunningham and
nnrdnor wore unable to ploy for McLeod.
ishedhis task, and reports 1400 males
and GOO females, making a total of 2,-
000. Since" numbers form an important, part in Incorporation Coleman is
on the way to the final issue, and the
work should be hastened by all persons' Interested, ""seeing that-the water
supply can only be obtained * through
the ■ channels of incorporation, and
worked upon business lines, It is full
time to be pressing forward with the
'requirements of the town. It would
be a serious matter if an outburst of
fire took place and the supply was unequal to the demand.
■ I may say that our town is becoming
one of the prettiest and, most up to
date, second to none in the Pass. There
are a few minor matters''thnt should
bo attended to In the near future after
the weather breaks up a little, The
most respectable part of the town Is
neglected. , We know right well that
Home was not built in a day, neither
do wo expect Improvements on an expensive scnlo. I think that the modern ratepayer believes In systematic
improvements, so that, the,burden cnn
bo mode as easy as possible, Our
town is something llko four or five
years standing, yet because we aro not
common agitators tho council has not
Keen tliolr way clenr to make the second stroet accessible, by any means*.
For the hist month the trnll haH beon
blocked by snow nnd made vory dan-
geroiiH to pedestrians. The mule por;
tion make use of this trnll tit groat risk
of falling and injuring themselves.
Now mirely wo do not. want this to
come to pass, The fact tli-nt tho third
street Ib mado,complete Ih no reason
why the second should not ho treated
In the same practical way, To com-
ploto<the wcond It. would only require
a very nominal sum. The ratepayers
of the iiald »trcot have equal rights
to tho Hnme privileges and conveniences ub any of tho other parts of tho
flitlurdny, February Hi, a grund mno-
ker will be held at tho opera Iiouho,
undor tlio auspices of the,local football
toam, Refreshmenti< will ho provided from eight o'clock tn 12. TicketH
aro lo bo had at Ilie varlpus hIoinih at
fl oach, The boys ure Invited to a
good old-fashioned lime, uluo Dw pro-
Honutlon.of moduli* given by tho Fornio Ilrowing, Company w,lll be handed
over to the team, who (luring'the hint
noaaon did tome excellent work on tho
flold. ';
Tho workmen of thu International
Coal Company woro Idlo on Monday in
ordor to pay thc last mid rites to thoir
deceased brothor who lost his life In
tho mlno on tho previous Saturday,
we are uorry lw mnv onu ol our
lowjiDiat'Ji in the ;U'ri*c.n of J, J\ 3. Jltir
rett, who wna manager for the Miner.
Wo wish Mr. Ilorrott every buccobh In
his now undertaking at   Illairmoro.
It Is quito feasible to point out thn
difficulty (ho managers and staff of
the I, (.'. C. C. hawj to i-onti-iid will-.
owIihe to an oxtoimlvo cavo of i-orlc lu
So, 4 ontry. Thoy aro doing tho best
thing possible under tho prosont circumstances, 'though having to convey
tho coal hy a circuitous routo, which
is not convenient hy any means, and
cuts ngninst tbo hucci»(,h of transportation. Thu miners so far are able iu
work mil tlmo.
The peoplo of Coleman wero Invited
to Dw Coleman hotrl to provrs for
thnmselvcfl tolophnnlng without wires,
Frint demonstration dnily. HonniH H
*r.d l€; In a (short Dm* it will be a
hmiKPhftld artlrl«».
On Wednesday the utor-M*- wum all
cloned, nud a vory flno crowd wenl
by train to witness oik- of thc   finest
The Leading Druggist       ..'   „
This, is lo certify that the "Ellison
Milling and Elevator Company, Limited," is authorized and licensed to carry on business within the Province of
British Columbia, and to carry, out or
effect all or any,of the'objects of the
Company to which the legislative auth-
lumbla extends.
The head office of the company. Is
situate at Lethbridge, in the Province
of'Alberta. , "
The amount of the capital of the
Company Is one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, divided.Into one thousand
five Hundred shares of oiie hundred
dollars each.
'The head office of the Company In
this Province Is situate at the City of
Fernie, and Sherwood Herchmer, Solicitor, whoj-yj address is "Fernie aforesaid,"Is the attorney for the Company,
(liven under my hand ■ and seal of
oflico at Victoria, Province of llrltlsh
Columbia, this 8th dny ot January, one
thousand nine hundred and tcii;
(l-.'.S.) S, V. WOOTTON,
Ili'KlNlrur of Joint Slock CiiiiijiiiuIpn
Thu objects for which this Company
has been established and licensed nre:
(aj To carry on all or any of tho
businesses of milling and the manufacturing of grain of all kinds and descriptions inlo flour, meal, feed and
other products:
(b.) To curry on any ur all of lhe
businesses, wholesale or retail, of grain
warehousemen, and the buying, selling,
warehousing, shipping, handling, und
generally dealing In grain, flour, ineal^
food, shorts, bran and grain products of
all kinds nnd 'description, lo build,
equip and operate grain oi- other elevators, warehouses and, storehouses,
and to carry on a general milling and
elevator business at I.ethhrldge, ' and
elsewhere In thn Province of Alberta:
(c)'To carry on business as wholesale or retail buyers,'Hollers and dealers In hay, oats, cuttle, horses, sheep,
llvo stock nnd genoral farm nnd ranch
products of every kind, nnd to ciury nn
any or all of the businesses of farmers, ranclieiH, glaziers, stock breeders,
dairymen, prosiirvoil moat manufacturers, cnnnt'rH, prvsorvcrs, nnd paclcer'n of
all kinds of provisions and products,
fcllnionKcrlng, tanning, dealers In hldi!'
fat, tnllow, gronso, offnd nnd other
animal products: .     • .,
(d.) To curry on the business of manufacturers of nnd deaU>,'H, by whole.
Mile or rctnll, In artlcltis nnd product*-.
of every kind nnd naturo whatsoever;
(e.) To carry on tho business or
store-keeper In nil Its brunches, nml
to buy, Hell or ilenl In, by wholcsnte or
retail, goods, stores, chattels nnd ef-
fects'of every kind, snd to trnnwici nil
kinds of agency and comml.Hlon hur.-
tf.) To curry on any other touslm-Hf,
whether manufacturing or otherwise,
which mny ccem to tho Company capable 'of lining conveniently carried oh
ronni-rtlim  wllh any nf tin-    above
hold shares In any other, . company
having 'objects altogether. Jorjln part
similar to those of,, this Company, or.
carrying on' any business capable of
being conducted so as, directly, or in-
biiHlnexHi'H or nbjects.'or cnlculnti'd, directly, nr Indirectly, to enhance the
value nr to render profitable any of the
Company's property or rights for tlm
time being:
<K>) To erect, build, equip ami operate flour or ntltur mills, grain or other
elevators, wnreiioimes, houses,   store*,
uriry, nr which the f!nmimny deems ne-
rcK*ary or expedient for any or Its
(It.) To arriulre and take over, bn u
going concern, If tho company dei-ms
It drslrnblo to do so, thu undertaking
nf uny nr all nf the H**ets anil nubilities ut Unyinnml MnliriK unil i'.n***,mur
Company, Limited;
(1,) To acquire nnd undertake tlie
whole or nny part of the liuslnem', property und liabilities of nny person or
comjinny currying on nny business
which this Compnny U authorlned to
curry on. or pnsMinscil of property nr
right* MillnWin for thn porn'meii nf thi*
Company; and to enter Into pnrtnemlitp
ur Ini" ,tny rtrrnnff-"[ti*o* for »|.i,rlni"
(ii-nfliK, utilun of Interests, ro-rpeinH-'i
directly, 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 thc Company's
objects, or any of them, and to obtain
from such Government, or any other
authority, any rights, privileges, and
concessions wliich the Company may
think It desirable to contain, nnd to
carry out, exercise , and comply , with
such arrangements, rights, privileges,
and concessions: *••'
(].) To establish and support, or aid
in thc establishment and support, of
associations, Institutions, funds, trusts,
and conveniences calculated to benefit
employees or e.v-omployecs of the
Company, or the dependants or connections of such persons, and to Brant
pensions or allowances, and to make
payments towards Insurances, and to
subscribe or guarantee money, for charitable or benevolent objects, or for any
ex hi hi tion, or for any public, genera!
or  useful  object:
(m.) To promote any company or
companies for the purpose of acquiring
all or nny of the property and liabilities of this Company, or for nny other
purpose , which, mny soem, directly or
Indirectly, calculated to benefit this I
(n,), Generally to purchase, take on |
lease, or in exchange, hire, or other-
wls0% lie-mini any real and personal
property, and nny rights or privileges
which tho*Compnny mny think necessary or convenient for the-purposes of
Its business, nnd In pnrtlcular niiv
lands, building!,, ensemenls, franchises;
machinery,  land and  stock-lp-trndc:
(o.) To construct, niter, repair, Improve, maintain, develop, work, mnn-
age, carry out. or control any ronds,
ways,- buildings, warehouses, ' shops,
stores, works or conveniences which
mny seem calculated!, directly or Indirectly, do advance the Company's Interests, nml to nnntrlhuta to, subsidise,
or otherwise assist or take pnrt In tho
construction, Improvement,., maintenance, working, management, currying
nut nr control thereof:
> (p) To Invest and den) with thn inn-
noys nf tbe Company not Immediately
ri!i|ulreil, on HUt-h securities und In
such manner ns mny from time tn tlmn
he determined:
it\) To borrow or riilso, or secure lhe
[inyment of money in sueh manner ns
the Company shnll think fit, nnd In
particular by the Issue of Impels or iln-
benturew, nr debenture storli, perpetual
or otherwise, charged upon nil or any
of the Company's property, both present
nmi future, Including ils uiu-alled capita], nnd to redeem nnd pny off nny such
(r) To remunerate, any, persun or
company for services rendered, or to
be rendered, In placing or assisting to
place, or KUnrinileeliiK Hi" placing of,
liny of the shares of the Company's cnpltnl, or nny debentures or other securities of lhe Compiiny, or In or about
the fmrrtiflllon oi- nrnmnttnn i,r the Company, <>r the,conduct of Its business:
thi '•)"•> it raw,, m**k,., -i".-.*** >,;, i„,l,,
din mint, execute nnd Issue protulsrory
notes, hills of exchange, bills of lading,
warrants, bund*, ilulieniurex, ami oilier
negotiable, or luiiisfunible Instruments:
i,,-.i ". -*..'.',.. .'„.». - ■'••■ *■ *.■•'•
wise dispose of the undertaking of tlie
Company, or any part thereof, for sueh
consideration ns the Company shnll
think fit, and In particular ror i-tharex,
debentures or set'iirltles of nny other
company having objects attogeth*r or
In part similar tn thun<- ur this Com.
pn n y •
(ii) T-i obtain any pinvlslmial or oth-
ir order, or Art or titillnunre, for enabling  the  Company  to  rnrry nny  ot
t R. H. Marlowj
First Class Union Store carry-
ing a Suitable Line of Xmas
Two South African Scrips    for
sale at usual price
North  Lethbridge, —Lethbridge
To Rent
New Michel Store 24x50
with outbuildings and
Cottage.   Apply to
New, Michel      -      B.C.
Canada or abroad:
(w) To do nil or nny of the above
things cither In the Dominion nf Canada, or elsewhere, iih prlnclpuls, agents,
contractors, trustees, or otherwise, and
either nlono or In conjunction with
others: ,
(x) To do nil such other things ns
nre Incidental or conducive to the nl-
Inlnment of nny of the nbove objects:
(y) To amalgamate with any other
company having objects nltogctlMT or
In purl simllnr to those of this Compnny:
fr.'t To illslillniie nny of tho property
of the Company In kind nmong the
(tin) If tliniiglit III, to obtnln any Act,
ordinance or order, dissolving the Company and re-lrn'oiponitlng Uh membets
ns n new company for nny of tlm objects mentioned In this metii'.inudum,
or for effecting any other modlflra*-
tlnti In Hie (.'iiinpAhy's cuiiMtlttitlon;
(bli) .Ind It Is hereto declnred Hint
the Intention Is (hat Die objects specified lu fitch tisrsKraph of this clause
shall, except where otherwise exprejs-
ed In mich paragraphs, tin in no wise
restricted by reference to, or Inference from, the terms of uny other
paragraph or the nuine of Uu- company.
Joint adventure, or otherwise, with anv 1 I'* "Meets into effect, or tor effecting
j.ereon or "impany earrj'-lnir «.n or .ti*   ■"*>'   •"♦'dlfleallf.'n   t.f   the     roir.|.snv'*»
gnjrert In, "r nbout to rarrv on or engage tn. nny business or trniisitc.ib'i,
u-htrli ihi**' company is authorlzM tn
engage «>r mrry on, or any buslriest or
lr.ti.fc.4i U>,i> i.t|>MtUlis ul I'fcWtg i i.i,tlu*. I-
ed so as t», directly or Indirectly, benefit thin Company:
(J> T.< lake or otherwise) acquire and
<<,nsM,!titloti, or for any ottirr puipon.;
; ivhlcti may seem erpeijl»nt. nrt,1 to op.
i pose any prncei-illnK* <>r npplkutlons
i li may *t.tiix, illuiliy or it.iiir.-i.tly.
I, I'l-ofiifeif  tn  pr,'(il'lf'-i»  thf fVtiip.inv'*
iv.) To procure the Compntty tn be
r. gl'tereil   or   |-*(-i«Hnl'ted   elsewhere   In
She—I don't like   him; he't
tlwtyt nirmfnf people Aown.
Hfr-Oowlp or motorUt? e^-.^:^-^!^-^:..-^-^^
- it
'"■ 1.1
-7   \
ThE   DISTRICT   LEDGER,  FEHNie, . b; ..C.FEBRUARY 19,, 1910,
Terrific Explosion in Kentucky Mine-
Many  Workmen  Killed or
Seriously  Injured
DRAKESBORO, Ky., Feb. 10—Nineteen corpses removed from the Brow-'
der mine, ten other bodies in -sight,
in the workings and six others known
to be dead is the count in the death
roll resulting from the explosion of
gas in the mine at noon today.
, Nearly ii score of men were mangled
by the explosion and many of these
probably will die.
The confusion and panic following
the disaster were so widespread that
the extent of the calamity was apparently underestimated until the work of
carrying out the mangled bodies'was
well undor way.
Hundreds of women and children
were grouped about the shaft watching
tho bodies as they were brought to the
top endeavoring to obtain some identification. "
Lack bf a checking system made it
impossible twelve hours after the explosion to obtain .an accurate count of
the dead and injured, while identification of either living or dead seemed a
well nigh hopeless task.
The injured nre scattered among the
straggling dwellings near the mine and
no roll-call'of the'survivors was "obtainable tonight.
Ten men were rescued alive, five being so seriously injured that they may
die. - it is estimated that sixty men
were  caught   in  the explosion,
Because of the accumulation of the
gases in the entry where the explos-'
ion occurred, 170 feet beneath the
ground and -700 feet back from the'
mine shaft, it was impossible ro begin
active rescue work until six hours after, the disaster occurred.
Fifty Escape by Mine Cages    '.'•
,-The damage to the mine, investigat-
' _ng parties have discovered,   was not
'material and is confined'to the east
entry.      There were 100 men in the
'mine at the time of the explosion and
more than half of them v/ei*-*.- in the
west;entry.5 '• .'.■•■
' A117of them'hastened to the cages,
and were quickly drawn to the top.
Later all in the east entry except the
entries but a few feet distant, from lhe
workings where there was the glycating parties have been unable to locate
est known loss of life, and the search-
these entries.
The pitmoutli presents a pitiful and
touching scene tonight with the shrieking wives of the dead and missing men
waiting reports from the rescuing parties. .
It is believed that the explosion was
caused by a track repairer going into
an abandoned room with an uncovered
lamp, as the room is shattered"almost
to atoms and the body of the repairer
is nowhere" to be seen.,
An undertaker is on.his way'from
Greenville with a number of caskets
and Judge. .1. R. Rice has been summoned from the same place to hold an
Tho Browder mine, together with
throe others in this vicinity, was recently purchased by a syndicate of
Tennesse and West Virginia capitalists. L
Tho mine is not on fire and the fans
are working. Tins leads to the hope
that all the bodies may be recovered
by daylight.'
up- after having fought their way to
the, cage. ■•    *
As soon as It was safe to begin with
the   rescue   work   miners   were  sent
, down in relays under direction of J.
Abercombe, mine v foreman and    O.
Reynolds, mine superintendent.
In the immediate vicinity of the explosion then men had been working.
The concussion tossed the bodies for
many feet nnd they were horribly ninn-
'• gled. What caused the Ignition of
the gas has not been ascertained.
Tho remaining missing men were in
At the Opening of the Cherry  Death;
Trap—Widows and Orphans
■Watch for' Bodies
CHERR., ILL., Feb. 15—Work was
resumed in the St: Paul mine again
tonight by scores of men following the
removal last week of the hermetic seal
that has kept tho subterranean passages closed for two months. Strong
efforts will be made to clear the mine
of noxious vapors and'recover the bodies of 160 or more miners who have
lain entombed there since the fire of
November 13. ■
-When John Webb, mine expert of
the University of Illinois: Thomas
Moses and Hector McAllister, state
mine inspectors, protected by oxygen
helmets, descended 350 feet to' the
bottom of the pit and procured a sample of the deadly gases that oozed out
from the mouth of the great, well, the
nerves became .intense.
"An unprotected man could not live
long enough down there to take off his
the surface.
During their trip the explorers talked much to each other, after halting
the elevator'at. the "first break in the
casing, about 300 feet below the sur-'
face. Their voices from under the
metal helmets came reverberating up
the shaft.
One woman near the shaft exclaimed
"Oh, it is my mail calling for help, or
his spirit condemning us for leaving
him in that infernal hole so Jong:" ..
„This expression was passed along to
other women and two young sisters
fell sobbing loudly into each other's
arms.' .These girls had a father aud
two brothers in the mine1.* A nurse
put her' arms "kindly around the orphans and took them home.
As the cage finally came to the top
a Scotch woman leaned over the iron
railing around the shaft. She paid
no heed to the'helmet men on the top
of the lift but watched for the elevator floor, which was empty. - ,
"They are not there," she said dolefully to herself as though she had ex-'
pected to see the bodies of lier hus';
band and two sons brought up on the
There is much to be done before any
bodies can possibly be recovered. No
one in charge of the work will venture
a definite estimate of when the corpses
can be removed.
Tonight the big new fan in the
mine began to,drive out the gases and
after another trip down the experts
declared that the main shaft was free
of gas. The- fans were turned on a
trifle faster aiid "volunteers were called
to'begin work in the" mine.
A, score of men stepped forward,
promptly and five were selected, while
others were- orders to take a turn an
hour later.
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More Than 2000 Held in Virtual Slavery on Cotton Plantation in
that Land
. AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 17—More than
2000 white* and negro men and women
have been held in a state of peonage
on cotton plantations in Burleson and
other countries during the last twelve
months, according tb the statements of
four special Federal agents who*have
been employed for several weeks on
investigation. ,   ■
According to the stories lold by the
men and women who are here' to
testify before the Grand Jury, .they
were captured and taken by force to
the plantation, where they-were held
in bondage until the present investigation was begun. , Some of the victims were terribly beaten with a six-
foot strap; and when they refused to
work, two men had their eyes gouged
out by" gaurds. -Two are. known to
have been killed. Men and women
were housed -■together and "were given
hardly enough clothing to cover their
Joe Poller, of St., Joseph, Mo., who
escaped, from the Koppe farm after a
servitude of six months, told his story
to the Federal authorities. This led
to the investigation.
Nurse on Way to Attend Patient Meets
. With .Mishap   which   may
*    Cause Death
•: A,despatch from Claresholm says:—
"A serious accident occurred hero last
night. Dr. Steeves was driving a
to a fever case at Mr. Paulson's "farm
near town, when on entering the gate
at1 the farm the horse in the dark
became in some way entangled wVth
the wire gate, and fell, throwing the
Doctor out. . Before the doctor could
recover himself the horse had bolted,
carrying the unfortunate lady in the.
rig, and the horse went through two
wire fences. Dr. Steeves followed as
quickly as possible, and came up with
the poor lady lying unconscious with
a fractured skull. Very little hope is
entertained for her recovery,"
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Acetylene Killed Him
BRACEBRIDGE, Out— Thomas;'mc-
Devitt was killed by an explosion ' of
acetylene gas in the Windsor hotel
of this place. ..
Wanted Money
;LOS ANGELES.—John Hamusbeck
is in Jail* charged with attempting to
poison his mother because she would
not give him money.
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Firemen are Sick
SAN FRANCISCO—Over a score of
firemen, are suffering, from inhaling
the poisonous fumes after a fire- that
destroyed the plant of the Fisk Rubber
Company. •'   , *
Wrong Way To ''
TORONTO—Because it was clearly
proved- that he stepped off the car
backwards, James Williamson failed to
get damages for injuries in a suit he
brought against the street railway
company. '   "'
Cold Feet
, MADRID.—King Alfonso has cancelled the royal visit to Seville owing to
disorders there.
Suicide at the Falls
NIAGARA FALLS—Beatrice Snider
of Buffalo committed suicide by jumping over, the Falls.    *
Lots of Coppers
TORONTO—Over'one hundred recruits for the Royal Northwest Mounted Police have been enlisted at Toronto.
Sad Fatality
OGDENSBURG,—Three young children of Albort Dunster were burned to
death in a fire which destroyed their
Still Another
STOCKHOLM.—The liquor monopoly in Sweden was organized yesterday with a capital of four million dollars.
Big Fire "-
GREENSVILLE. Pa.,—Seven locomotives* and the roundhouses here
were destroyed by fire. The loss will
amount to $200,000.
Fatal Explosion
. BAY CITY,—Six workmen were instantly killed when the boiler at the
Princeling sawmill at Crump blew up.
Two other employes in the mill were
fatally injured, while twelve were seriously hurt by the.explosion.'
Tired of Life
PARIS.—Abdul Hamid, former sultan of Turkey, attempted to' commit
suicide in Vienna by trying to strangle
himself' with a silk handkerchief.-  He
_*_.*"_._ flt*_il'_lt*j f i_/_ flTirki^/iniiHiiliiw At* ft* 1.1/*..
-tt *.+*j—|,i v ■> viiv-wu-ii \Jill— Lai i jf ilig— Ull t—1113'
purpose by a servant" and, placed in a
straight jacket.        •■    ; ' - * „
Steampr Wrecked
SEATTLE—The steamer Cyclops of
the Blue Funnel,line has been wrecked in the Red Sea while ou .he way
to England. The steamer left Vancouver last October.
The Root of all Evil
BOSTON.—A shortage of almost a
hnlf a million dollars in the funds of
the South Bridge Savings bnnk has
been discovered. The cashier's peculations have extended over 20 years.
He is now,In jail, bail being fixed at
Call This Charity?
ELIZABETH.—On condition that
tlioy reside In hor homo nnd take care
of her cat and dog, Mrs. Zarona Foster-
field has left a fortune to hor sorv-.
nuts, She also stipulated that her
body was to bo cremated and cast to
the winds.    This was promptly dono.
Floods Abating
PARIS,—The level of, the wntor In
tho Seine continue to recede and now
hIiowh a drop of seven foot fr,om tho
height of tho crest of the flood.
Old Country Politics
LONDON,—Promler Aflqulth returned to London InHt. night. Tho promlor
will visit the king hi Brighton. Thore
Ih talk of enticing tho nednioiidltoti
away from the liberals by offering a
modified tnrlff reform,
Grafters Still Busy,,
ALBANY.—A sensation hns booh
coiifiod horo by a cashier swearing ho
hnd handled money to New York Son-
nloi-H from unknown. Intercut*-*, Senator AldlH Ih roportod to have heen
given $1000 on one oc-enslou for 1iIh influence.
Dr. Cook Again
MOW YOUK,--a, L. Do'orachnuk of
Brooklyn, who Jn a member of tho
hiiiiio olub, nml Uiifjw Dr, Frederick
(Joo, woll, ilecliiroB thnt lio imw- the
north pole ihilniaitl In rtormuiln ro-
oontjy. The doctor Hnld..ho wiih fool-
Iiir i-oltor mid Intended, .to return to
Now York kinuii and explain the tan«h.*
ovor the iitoiiIh, .., .• ■
• Drunk at the Time
; t0U0NTO.--Tho stilt brought 'by
j Mi'H, Tom HIcliiinlHon ngnliiHt tho Tor-
I onto Street HnlJwny ,/-omi>n»V'for the
j donth of luM-.litinliiiYid, Iiiih fallotl, It. ho-'
Ing proved Ihnt lhe mnn wnn drunk nt
i the timo,
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rciiy unit tne Caen
.Y.-;U' YOUK,   M Uw   .Mutruiiofuuu
opi'ni iioi'Kf 1,'iht nielli J'onry, waa pro-
I m-iiied  with a chock  for $10,000 hy
I Mio pHipl.- of Now York.     Ho Imrned-
j liitely donated it to nn Amerlcnn ttmtth
1 prill-   fMH'itltton
Despondent Man Suicides
MONTItKAL - Edgar Dudloy. a book
keeper, (tgi-d im, employed hy Henry
MoiBnii tonipiitty for the past 25 yenrs,
nhot hlnmclf lnnt nlitlit In a fit of do-
Hpondeiiey.   lh' died this morning In
, Mu-  lil)f,|.iUil,
! Double Tragedy
J     WlNNU'irt;,    a double iKiKedy took
plnre in tin* north end when Henry
■SO'***!***, ,1 -UllciAII, (IKrtl Ui, shot
I ami killed hi* wife an shn opened tho
[door of their former homo tn him,
il- linn si tn it bullet into Me own
lUvdU.   ill U^.ui,.   litlUtlluil   UtlUlW   ((llllt
;u visit to Cnlhia lntit nlRht,
Aerial Warfare 7
* LONDON.—The first British naval
airship will be launched.within a'few
weeks. The airship will carry a crew
of six and was: designed by Spencer
ef Highgate for the purpose of patrolling the North sea: . It will be the
largest of the kind jn the world witli
the exception of the Zeppelin machine.
A special feature, is ■'a magazine for
carrying explosives'.
Volcano. Again Active '     '
LIMA, Costa Rica.—The ,volcano of
Posa has become'violently active'and
the inhabitants of the surrounding
country are in,terror of their lives.
Huge streams of molten lava are now
flowing through the villages destroying' much property and rendering the
country desolate. Reports state that
there has been a heavy loss of life,.
Huge masses of rock weighing two
hundred pounds were hurled great distances; some of them' as fas as two
United After 48 Years •
■"■" WABASH, Ind.—In a wood chopper
at work near her home, Mrs. Albert
Holly recognized her husband, whom
she had not seen since he marched
away as a soldier'in the,civil war -48
years * ago. She believed that he
was killed in battle and sold her home
and moved away, He" could not find
her. when he.returned from the south
.and became 'a wandering carpenter,
Mrs. Holly married .lanies Stull a few-
years after the5war. For forty yours
they lived happily together. Ten
months ago Stull, who was a motor-
man here, was thrown from his car
and killed. Holly and his wife will
now remarry.
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Office: Johnson-Faulkner Block.   ■
Hours 9-12;' 1-5;' 6.30-7.30.  Phone'72
B. C.
W. R.  ROSS K.C.
7   Barrister   and Solicitor
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L. P. Eckstein      *       D. E. McTaggart
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Cox Street
Fernie B. C.
F. C. Lawe
,  Alex. !. Fisher
Fernie, B., C.
A. McDougall, Mgr
Manufacturers of and Dealers in all kinds of Rough
and Dressed Lumber
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Threat to Shoot, Brought Convict Back
From the Top of the
EDMONTON, Feb. 17—A daring but
unsuccessful attempt to escape was
made on Wednesday afternoon by a
convict' named Carl Bansner at the
Edmonton penitentiary. While attempting to scale the fence", however, a warning from a fence guard and a,threat
that he would shoot to kill next caused the convict to change his mind and
he at. once surrendered to other of
the guards of, the prison who rushed
on him.
, As a result'of his attempt he,will
be compelled to wear an Oregon boot
for two months. „This is a piece of
footwear with a thirteen "pound weight
attached'and makes it impossible to
more, only slowly dragging the heavy
boot. " '/
Banser used a ladder in his effort to
escape and made his thrilling dash at
about 3.30 in the afternoon. lHe was
employed cleaning the cell block which
lies In the east end of the yai;d almost
adjoining the east fence.
While ' the attention of the guards
was diverted Dansner slinnetLtheJad--
Barrister and  Solicitor
T.  BECK BLOCK    ,-*      FERNIE B.C.
Office Henderson Block, Fernie B.C.
Hours 9 to 1; 2 to 5; 0 to S.
Residence 21 Viotoria Ave.
Pioneer Builder and Contractor of
der he was using through the bar's to,
the exterior of the building. A,few
moments later he moved round to
thc side and made a dash with the
ladder for a,fence that was a few feet
Just as he was setting the ladder
up against the fence., the guard over-
haulted him with the challenging shot.
He surrendered quickly aiid was again
locked up. '7       -
.The Springhiil, Nova Scotia, strike,
situation, at least so far as tho. miners are concerned, Is unchanged, Although the company, with the assistance of many detectives and pro-'
fesflional watchmen are making big
efforts to break the spirit of tho miners .they have not succeeded.
Mrs. Jm. UWorth, 002 Selkirk At A.,
Wlmilpoir, «iiyit.!*—"Four y«»n ngo
uli)irt hiiiko out on my loft Aiiklo
nml npri'iul until frouHho top ot my
fiat to my kneawai ononxtontlmllions
Ouo ulmir would ho lihuorit henl.ul wliun
a i.'''(>!kI would ftn|x)iir in a now plica
nor) in a romnrknhiy Nhort tlm* * dfiup
h Jo would lio flitttm into tlio ll-aih, Tlt«
llouli mi my tog turnod bins »nd looked
►liiM.'Inu Inilui-il. 1 lUrtod uning ointment ttfirr nintit-fnl, hut received little
nr no himnflt. Tlio ulcere would lienl
for a tlniu mul then blank out afroili,
I wixe laid tip in hod for a long timo,
nlKiiliitnly tiimliln to walk, Myjlriih
» m nu minful tlmt I hud no roil hlglit
lifter nlnlit, ' '
•• I ontiNiilted firo different doctore I
Some ft<lv ii'd my imhuf into lioipltitl i
otiiurt nud thi-io wm no euro tor me,
Mti'l'H'-inJ t lit Oi- (■_ lit lit-lit M lind Jillfi'll'-
iitinm until t wm pnaltlvn thny rnulil
not, oiim, I aliiioNt gnvo up in ilonplr.
" It wax thru Zurn-ttuk if»»tried end
Imw I bluHN tlio h.iir I got it I Within
a dny It hid ({Wim me noma etie, end
f'ifn tint, timo I wi-nt on ImnrotlntM
I no Hort'ii Murti nu hnd thnt it took eorno
time to html thorn, but /nm-Biik heeled
thorn all, Tho Hit wee hitelod over a
yeir ago end I Invo novor hid **• mo.
nient'e trouldo elnno, from any form of
%-im-Iluk I* just u good for eoMiru-
pile*, fettering eorci, ec&lp torei, child.
ii'il'* r^Viim, coin, burn'., ho.ahli, end td\
•Win injuries »n<I diiemtee. Druggiiti
nnd ntwM ref-ryH'Wi-i Min bnw, or vnat
froe, Znm-lluk Co,, Toronto, for price,
Bar Room Brawl Ends Up in, the Use
of Knife—One Man Seriously.
CALGARY. Fob. 17—A bad stabbing
affray occurred on .Saturday evening
when Win. Morris, a vaudeville artist, who had been performing' at the
Empire during the past week, in a
drunken brawl, stabbed Jack Leed-
hani. cutting his face open.and nlso
cutting his hand, before bystanders
managed to take the knife from the
Infuriated man!
It apiiours that the men had boen
drinking togothor about G.30 o'clock
on Saturday night when Leedham suddenly called the prlsonor some vile
niinies, also referring to two women
who nssist Morris In his stunt at the
Morris retaliated by striking Loed-
hum in tlio fnco and knocking him
down. He walked nwny, going to his
room. About twenty minutes later
lie roturned, and Leedliiun jumped oy
him, nnd both the men foil to the
It is then that Morris is said to
have used tho knife, cutting his assail-
ont ncroHH tho loft Hldo of tho forohoad
and when tho Intter attomptod to secure tho knlfo lio was cut on tho
Thoy wore separated and Morris
went to his room, whoro he was nr-
roBted n fow mluuto« inter nnd lodgod
lu tl cell,
Leodlinm wiih tuken to the gonornl
liOHpltal nnd attended to, Ho in re-
ported to be doing well nnd will re
Bar Unexcelled
All White Help
Gall in and
see us once
C. W. DAVEY & CO., Props.'
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The Hotel of Fernie
Fernie's Loading Connneicial
nnd Tourist House
S. F. WALLACE, Prop,
Lumber  Dealer
All kinds nf rough nnd iIi-ohhi'U lunilioi
Victoria Ave..      HortH Fernio
Chartered Accountant, Assignee, Liquidator and Trustee; auditor to
the Cities of Calgary and Fernie.'
P, O. Box 308 o
List of Locals District 18
AHhernft MIiioh
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Monver Creek,
• Ilelluvuo
*_ i *;;s
Conl City
<*'.n i7u
Diamond City
Kdmonton Clly,
t ft iii.;
I loonier
Maple Leaf,
Hoyal Coltlorloa
llocho Yort&o
hy Dlntrlc Houi'Ola'ry Dec.,.'}], 1009.)
T. flroy, Adhcroft MIiioa, Lothhrldgc, Altn.
T,'Ilrndloy, llanUhond, Altn.
J. 0. McNeil, Hcnvnr Cre.»k. Altn. .
J. Ilurlto, Ilolk'vuo, Frank. Alta..
O. Kelly, Walrmoro, Alta,
Wm, AiiKcll, Cniimoi-o, Alta. ■'
T. Itellly, Coul City, Tnhor, Altn.
W, Ornluim, Coloman, Alia,
P, Lomum, Ciu-l-ondulo. Coleman, Alta.
. J. Aplln, Cardiff, Altn.
Y. K, at. Aniuni, Cardiff, Altn.
A. iiiuutituii, Ou-Jili,  il. U.
l'at Kelly, Diamond City, Lcthhrldge, Alta.
O. V. I-arrl^r. 151 IVllnmy St. Edmonton
A, 8. .Tiilliin, 2 Kimer Plata, Edmonton
V. Holuh 127 Lome St. Norwood, Edmonton
i>,   Hl-c-n,  H'vnnii  *\, *l',.
O. Nicol, Frank, Alta,
J, W MorrlH, HoHraor. n. C. !
J. O. JoiicH, IlillcroHt, Alta.
II. Evans, Kenmare, N. D.
. M. PIlBhnck, P. O. llll, Lothhrldno, Altn,
W. T„ Kvnnn, I.llle, Prnnlf, Altn.
Y. Ilonuccl, Maplo Leaf, Hcllovue, Altn.
Chns, darner, Mlrhel, II  C.
OHi'iir CihIhou, Puswhurjj;, Alta.
Chas. Smith, Royal Coll., LethhrldRo, Altn.
L. McQuarrie, nodi Percee, Sask.
A. Shaw, Strathcona, Alta.
Wm.. Niiajw-lt, Taher. Alta.
E. Brown. Tahor, Alta.
J. Roche,' Toylorton. Sask.
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B. .C. FEBRUARY 19, 1910
Po ,
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Wholesale Liquor Dealer
Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes
Gents'. Furnishings
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* A complete line of samples of
Fall ISuitings and
Worsteds, Serges
and Tweeds
Up-to-date Workmanship
Moderate Prices
Negro  Wanted, for   Murder   Holds
Police at Bay Awhile, and
Then   Suicides
All things are equal buttry our
And you will think otherwise
We carry, the world famous
Imperator Hams
and Bacon
Pure Lard & Butter
Fresh Eggs
Calgary Cattle Go.
Phone 56,
100 tons of good
Baled Hay
W. E. Barker, Cayley, Alta.
TORONTO, Feb. 16—A most sensational crime was perpetrated here today, when following the murder of, his
wife and mother-in-law, at their home,
27 Elliot street, William Withers, alias
Hanningan, all colored people,, held the
house with three revolvers for three
hours.i against fifty policemen . and
More than two hundred shots were
fired and dusk was falling before they
succeeded in making an entry. The
dead women are Mrs. Withers, also
known as Mrs. Martha Washington. 28
years of age, and her mother, Mrs.
Thomas Davis.
rollcemen Morris and Yule were
told by a boy of shots being heard
in'the house. Forcing nn entry they
.found the dead body of the Washington woman, A* bullet had entered
under the left, eye.; The policemen
started upstairs, when Withers appeared at the head of'the stairs and
opened fire, with a revolver, wounding Morris in the knee. The two
retreated, Yule supporting his comrade, who is now in the hospital, the
wound not being dangerous.   ' ,
A small army of policemen and city
detectives with 150 rounds of ammu-,
nition hurried to the scene. Detectives Twigg and Guthrie succeeded in
entering the house, Twigg taking the
back and Guthrie the front stairs. The
negro opened fire, but they returned
tlie fusilade. They finally withdrew.
Meanwhiel a policeman had battered
in the front'door with a post and called on Withers to surrender.
He answered by a shower of bullets,
one of them grazing Policeman Hbag's
face. , They retired, and Policeman
Lundy, from the back yard opened fire
through the window with a shotgun,.
Withers shooting in return.
Detective Cronin gained the first
floor and .Withers retreatedto the at-
the bodies were taken, another..revolver was found.
Withers shot himself through the
back of the head. He was breathing
when taken,, but soon- expired. Mrs.
Lillian Sheppard, a colored woman,
and baby, -were in the house when
the trouble began.'She heard shots and
ldcked herself in the room. Withers
broke In and she pleaded for her life
with him. -
He said:—'You.have a baby! „Get
out of this!" and chased her from
the house, lie was. 39 years of age,
and came from Ringhampton, Ala. and
was employed, at the Dufferin raco
track, ,
He served a short jail sentence last
summer for theft. . Some time ago his
wife got a separation from him, and
had since been living with another colored man, Josuah Miller.
A Last Attempt Made to
Pass the Bill Was
Fernie-Fort Steele
Brewing Go,, Ltd.
Htv engaging iirra^TIule^'iTirTnspec**-
tor. Duncan, who was discharging0 an
automatic pistol from the roadway
at the front windows. Detective Cronin found" the body of Mrs. Davis on
tho floor also. She was still breathing; but died shortly after.
The battle meantime ' was at its
height, Withers exchanged shots witli
Duncan and five detectives wlio were
on the first floor of the hall, receiving
and returning shots down the sums
mid through the floor, ,
Tlio detectives called upon him to
siirrondor. J lo culled'"I'm coming."
Tho detectives then heard a single
shot, which wns followed by a thud
and groan. Detectives Guthrie and
Murray rushed up and found lilm ly-
lny with n-heavy Ivor Johnson _8 calibre rovolvor, fully- loaded with one
slio't fired, in tho right hand, Another
similar gun, fully loaded, was found In
hin cont,     Al tho morgue, where nil
VICTORIA. Feb. 14—The house is
not overworking ■ itself this session in
the way of .long sittings, but then it
has not as' much business before it--so
far as it has.had other sessions. Until
the railway measure, is ready to be
brought down it will be more a matter
of marking time. * Still a good day's
work was put through,today, four bills
being considered and- advanced * toward the final-stage.
A last'attempt was made to improve
but the government majority .voted
down the opposition"on an amendment
placing the power of saying whether
or' not. an inspector should be called
upon to give testimony in a civil suit
in the hands of the judge in-chaVge of
the trial, "instead of declaring by statute that under no circumstances shall
nh, a witness, At times,
.'is'has been pointed out, the factory,
inspector Is thc; only witness who can
give evidence which will settle the
question of responsibility for an accident iii industrial establishments.
The bill to. provide for medical
health inspection of scholars was given another stage niul now stands for
third reading. ■ '   ,
The Factory Inspector
In committee on iho factory act amendment .1. H. 1-Inwthornwnito moved
tho addition of tho words 'unless otherwise ordorod by tho trlnl. judgo" to
the section.-
Mr. Huwtliornwalte, speaking to his
motion, maintained llui,t. If nny slop
wns to bo tnkon lo shut, out the evi
dence of factory inspectors it was the
only fair and equitable*tiring,to leave
it in the hands of .'the, judge." There
had been severaljudgments for damages Vancouver and it,was
his opinion that "this bill had been introduced by the attorney general to
protect employers from such suits. Mr.
Hawthornwaite' traced the development of the law irom the former compensation, undeY. the*; common law to
the passage of the Employers Liability act and the Workmen's Compensation act.-
Under.,the common law heavy damages had been given in several cases
in Vancouver for accidents in factories
mills, and machine shops. The accidents which took place In this province
were a disgrace to the country and to
ib. i- House, which could put an end ti
them if it so desired. '   *,       -
In. the Factories act extraordinary
powers were given to inspectors, but
what the attorney general now proposed to do for organized labor in
Vancouver and elsewhere was to take
from the workman or his dependants
the only means of proving that his em-,
ployer had been given notice to remedy certain defects and had not done
Referring, to the attorney general's
claim yesterday that his bill had received the endorsement of the labor
deputation who' were in the city Mr.
Hawthornwaite read the following letter:
.   Victoria, Feb, 7, 1910.
J. H. Hawthornwaite, M. P. P.
Dear Sir: In re the statement made
upon the floor of the house by Attorney General Bowser, that his proposed
amendment to the factories act. preventing the factory inspector from giving evidence in civil cases, was endorsed by the representatives'of organized labor in Vancouver and Victoria,
we,, desire to say that so far as the
Vancouver Trades and Labor Council
is concerned the question has never
been even discussed by that body, officially or otherwise, nor by'any other
branch of organized labor as far as we
know. ''' i.       *. ■   .
S. Thompson, President
R.  R. Pettipiece, Secretary
James H. McVety..
"1 have thus' pricked this dirigible
balloon on which the attorney general
was floating around for some time yesterday," continued.the member for Nanaimo. "It has totally collapsed. The
hon. gentleman is the* attorney general
of the Conservative party; he is the
Conservative party'; he is a little Napoleon, he is strictly IT. What happened yesterday was that he presented
a copy of his bill casually to the labor
delegates and that one member of the
deputation, personally, and not as ex
pressing the views of the deputation,
said that it. seemed'to be all Hghr."
Parker Williams "drew a picture of a
factory, the machinery in dark corners
of which was known only io those who
actually, handled it.'If a workman was
=ki!Isd_or injured uo=Qno=e!sG=~kuows=
what conditions were1 but the factory
inspector. '   '        "       "    „
If„tlie official who knew the conditions before the' accident was muzzled
there would bo absolutely no chance
for the man to recover any compensation, '*'*..,-
Mr. Williams objected to.the bill in
its entirety.,'Ho suggested'that the factory owner should .keep a record of
every complaint ho lodged with a factory owner and that tho snmo should
bo filed with tho govornment.
Mr. Hawthornwalto's amendment
wns tlofoatcd on the following vote:
Yens,—Hawthornwaite, Williams,
Brewster. .Inrdlnc.—i,      , 'V
Nnyc-s—McBride, Bowser, ' Cotton,
Young, Taylor, Shaw, Watson, Fraser,
Mackenzie, Brnden, Manson,"(Comox)
Mnnson (Skecnn), Tisdall, Cnllanan,
Miller, .liiukfion, Cawley,' Ross, Shut-
ford, McPhlllips, Thomson; SchoHold,
nohnsen, Hunter, Manson (Dewdney)
MncBOwiin, Glfford, Ilnywnrd, MoCuIro
Mnckny.  Parson,   l)nvoy-~:i2.
Almoin—unison, .Wright, Cnvon, McDonald,
Union Printers'  Home'
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16.—At the Union Printers Home today
thelibrary addition to that institution
was formally dedicated. The Union
Printers Home is the only institution
of its .kind in the world conducted -by
a trade union for the benefit of its indigent and sick members. The value
of the property is estimated at $1,000.-
000, and the addition that was dedicated today cost $30,000. It houses the
Home's magnificent collection of books
—12,000 volumes. Among the speakers were Mayor Avery of this city,
a representaive of the local Typographical union and President Jnmes M.
Lynch of the International Typographical union, , The exercises were attended by a large number of people.
President Lynch made the principal
address, and excrepts from his speech
. "* * * But, the benefactions of the
International Typographical union are
not. confined to this institution. It is*
but one of Its broad, liberal and unselfish"" policies. For years we have
paid a death benefit, a fund'which has
been contributed and .maintained ;by
the membership. * Two years ago we
inaugurated a pension fund,' under the
rules of which any member .attaining
the age of sixty years, w'ith a continuous membership of twenty years, and
unable to secure employment at the
trade, or by reason of physical incapacity to work at the trade, is entitled to
a pension of $4 a week for the rest of
his life. At', present we'have 650 of
these pensioners and there is a balance in this fund of $240,000, thus
guaranteeing its stability aiid permanence. Aged and infirm members of
the International Typographical union
do not become public charges; we care
for our own. :
We are proud of our trade. We desire to maintain; that trade in all Its
tradition and'perfect ion, To that end
we have established and.,maintained a
technical" school foi* the benefit-of the
journeymen and*'apprentices, so that
they may perfect themselves'in their
chosen calling, may now of and' understand its newest development and
latest improvement,'and may turn the
own account in the way of additional
remuneration for their labor, but that
the art of printing may itself be advanced, and that the product of the press
in America'may be superior to that of
any other country.
The people of Colorado Springs know
of the ravages of tuberculosis. Foremost in tho battle against the spread
of this great white,plague, in the van
of the movement for its elimination,
is the International Typographical union, * * * It hns carried on a crusade
for sanitary composing rooms, nnd its
mombors are advised thnt while they
.should bo eonsorviitlve in demands for
increased pay arid shorter work days,
they should be emphatically radical in
their domnnd for decently arranged,
snnllnry workrooms.
' Briefly. I have sketched-for you the
progress and the policies of iln; Inter-
mil lonal Typographical union, Let
me now ask you to consider In connection with,what we do, tho assaults nnd
vilification indulged in hy the enemies
of the trndo unions, wlio seek to prejudice iho public liy fills.' nr distorted
siateeninls'or manufactured evidence,
All of iho great Intermit lonal unions
with which I nm aoc-iiuintoil, nml nu
nciiunlnlnnco, of twenty years gives
mo Home right to spenk, have bencfle- j
ini fontiircs. I
On the oilier hand, have ymi ever
honrd of a homo in which n non-union :
worklngmnu mny of right spend his ■
declining yenrH, othor thnn llm poor-
house'.' Have, you -river heard of. a
siinitiirlimi erected for lhe tri'iiinmin
of ;i iion-iinlon workihan who may be
nfl'llcled with tiibnrailcmlt* or oilmr din- (
An East Ham kitchen maid has died
from blood poisoning after getting „a
splinter under her finger nail.
* *   *
Missed'from his house, a painter of
Lindfield " in 'Sussex, , named John
Pearce, was found dead in a well in
his garden/-
* *    *
6(1.;  tax on foreigners,
nothing.  Is-it
Bury magistrates , in the whole of
last week have not had a case before
them, a record for the last twenty-
eight years.    '
:i   ,       *    *   *
Mr. John' T. Warrilow, of Staffordshire, a well known political song writer, shot himself while temporarily in-
* *   *
A miner who had not extinguished a
safety lamp whicli had become unsafe,
was fined $4.80 and costs at Bother-
ham.'. '   i
* *   *
Three' young men were fined at
Newport for, painting cats with enamel
and turpentine, one of the animals being blinded. "*•
* *    *   *
Mr. Hugh, a 'Wallington (Surrey)
'man, dropped dead, at. the station the
other day after running to catch a London train. ■     ' J '
+    *'*».
Mr. Walter Perry, 96 years of age,
one of the oldest members of the Ath-
eneum club and the bar recorded "his
vote at Wimbledon.
* •    *
Kidderminster has had no criminals
to deal with for a fortnight, and the
mayor has been presented with two
pairs of white gloves. •
* *   *
Mr. Harry Pope,.formerly a J.P. was
sentenced at Norwich to three years
penal servitude for converting' valuable securities to his own use.
* i*   * ,,  .
There have been -40G applicants for
the    position of stable manager    for
j Lambeth Borough'.Council,     The salary attached is little more than $10 a1
'..**.*- ■
Samuel-Staines, an engine driver on
the ..Metropolitan railway, died from
injuries roecived when he was knocked down by a train near. Hammersmith
station. ■   ■ '   .   '"]
.« #'**..
Mrs. Ann Carter,'of Udimore, Sus-•-
sex, Is 101 years old and in the best of
health. Mr. J. C. Johnson, the,inventor of Portland cement, and ex-mayor
of Gravesend., is 100 years old, He too,
is fit and well.
*■' *   *    *
Found on the slopes of Crieht Moun- ■
tain by Captain E. Bowen Jones, of
Portmadoc, a spear has been identified by the British Museum authorities as belonging to the Bronze Age,
600-800 13. C.
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Owing to a high wind blowing down .
the chimney of a rcom at * Dudley,
where a boy named Edward Buckley'
lay ill, the fire was blown on to the
bod and the boy died in the hospital
from the burns and shock.
»* » »
Mr. Francis Nielson, -who has heen
returned, from the Hyde division of
Cheshire, was formerly connected with
the operatic world, and filled for some
years the responsible position of stage
manager at Oovent Garden.
Two dogs were found on a farm at
Thorpe Malsor, near Kettering, worrying a flock of sheep,, 110 in number., Many were terribly injured and
a number,of pedigree sheep were killed, the loss estimated being at $500.
Both dogs were shot.
•    *    •,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Baylis of Han-
ley, Worcester who have just celebrated their diamond wedding, have
received a letter of congratulation
from the king. cMr. and Mrs Baylis
still live fn the cottage which they occupied when they were married in" the
Af"Bofn~e a .w"onTan"Ts'lfose~hame_ap^
peared on the parliamentary register,
by mistake -was allowed to record a
vote for the "Conservative candidate.
A Liberal objection was'lodged. ,
*' * . *
Alleged' to have, defrauded a London firm of $16,000 worth of goods a
mitnufnctuorr at Laeken, Belgium, has,
boon arrested nt the request of (he
British Consul, says the Brussels Pet-'
it- Bleu.
*•    #   *
Nine ships of the Allan line—, the
Carthaginian, Numidian', Parisian, Pre-
lorian, Corlnlhlnn, Ionian. Mongollnn,
Sardinian and Sillolar,---are to be fitted out'with the Marconi wireless telegraph.   ,
* ' *    *
in Ronton last year there were 145
births, 76 deaths and 31 marriages.    *
*   *    *
A merchant in Glasgow was fined
$50 foi* selling margarine for butter.
. Thero wero 13!i5 criminal offences
in Patrick last year, a decrease of over
500. '      * ■   ■
*■ *   *    »
The funds of the Eastern Merchants
and Tradesmen's Society now stand at
$27,158.   ,   " "   •      '
*       *        * '*-.:;'
There were 4443 cases of infectious
disease in Glasgow the third week ln
_J_anua_»'___ : '"
"- An Alioa pony went up a' stepladder
the other day and had a good feed in
the hay loft. ..
* , •   *
In Aberdeen last year the apprehen-'
sions of drunk and "incapable persons
decreased by 1*3.
"* ''"■»"»»' '  . '  ,"
The Working Men's  Club of 10din-%
burgh start another year wlthji credit
balance of $*l.'!.''!i. "   '     ,-
* *•   *  —
.Mr. Andrew-C'lmiegfo ;, has "offered
$75,000 toward branch libraries nt
lllllshend  anil" Lnngside.
A feature of the polling In North
Herts wns the largo number of Infirm
voters,' Bntli chairs wore provided
for them, and several patients from
tho local hnspiinlK were convoyed to
tho booths.
Since it was formed ihe Rnllwny
Guards' Friendly Society of GhiHgow
hns expended In relief $1,766,500.
*    »    * .  v
Throe men weer drowned In the Lothian Conl Company's pit nt I'olton
recently by n sudden 4nrushing of water.
i,   *    *
Rev, ('. II. McGhoo, formerly curate
A    muzzled Irish terrier, decked Injnl Si. Machen's Cnnip.slo, hn.s boon pre-
Unionist, colors was paraded through  sontod wllh it Iliimnnn Society tostini-
lloywond,     Wonh',1 oi,t In Its ikioin-j ouhil for saving, a girl from    drown-
'ions were the words, 'Tax on me, 7i*'| ing.
Philadelphia Pa,; CIolliierR Exchange.
ItooliORtor N.Y.; I), Kiippenlieliner t&
Co., 'Chicago.
Corsets: Chlcngo Corset cd., mnn-
ufai'lurni'H Kabn nnd I n Marguerite
GIovoh: .1. II. t'ownio Glove Co., Dos
Cnllfornln Glovo Co,, Na-
oiiHi'H?      Have you over heard ol'   n j Moines, In
pension fund for non-union workman. I pn, Cnl,
whleh Ih his uh ii right. iHicaimo he con-;    „,„„. ^ „_ H|p|B()|| C{)   (.],i!iiclolpliln I
jl'ii,, K. M. Knox f!n„ Brooklyn N. V.,|
I Henry II, Iloelof ft Co., Philadelphia,!
Ij'n. ■    j
i    SlilitH iiiiil Collnrs;   Unitod .-*hli'l til
colvod niul .maintained It?
My frlendr., tho Homo would he suf
flclent Ju-'tirioiitloii for Iho existence
of the liiloriiiiilomil Typographical union coiiHldori'd entirely apart from tlie
other ncllviili'B of tho ni'RiinlxniIon. j Collar Co., Troy, N. Y.i Van Kimdl,
npiiri from Dw grout Increase In wngos j.IiicoIih nnd Co., Troy, Cliiell, Penbody
Hint ll yearly brlngH nbout. apart from j„„,i Coinpnny, Troy, N.Y.; .lumen It.
thn Bhortor workdiiy that It brings ••» - Kni^.r nf New York Cllv,
Iiiihk, npiiri froiii (ho hnpplnoHH nnd Un
ciiiilonliiiont nnd tlio culture H hm**
bmiiRiil in lhe home nf Its monilmis,
Uio picttires It Iiiih placed ou the wiiIIh
of Uioho Ikiiiioh and (ho IiooUh Ii Iiiih
placed at tlm conimniid of Iheir linbl*
Lundbreck  Man  Escapes Death In    ,i
Mixup with Train—One Horse
Wns Killed
FRANK. Folt,  |.|-   Goorgo Smith of
j IIHloviii- liml nn i-xpi-rloiicH nt l.iind-
. hi*1 < K ;i i.uupl'   of i\;iy., ,\'M whicli hi*
I will not' onto in lm vi ■> repented, as li
w:ih by Ilii' uiu uiu cm nf iiinigluii thai
ho I'Kcnpi'ii (Iiiith by being hit by   a
I niln,
Mr, Smith wan driving out to l.uiiil-
brock ntul x\n» npprondilng iho mud
(tokkIiik nl ihi- railroad truck ul Hu>
Wi'Sl of tlii' \llhir.e, when tlio went-
il I'-iiim iilinig, I'Mdi-iiil*. In-
did not '>*i' or )i<-nr- tho iriiln, an In'
drnvi' on Mm rnmHliu. ilrld In fnnii
of llm ir.iiii. When im ill.I realize IiIh
■liiiiKcr In- tried in '.wing the team
nrmiiid and mmoi-eili-il lit i-mMIng mm
liori'H oil tlm iiai-li, but the other was
Of tho Amerlcnn  Fe'lcatlon
' Lnbor
Tho following Ih ,mrl of iho unfal:
Iim. ni Ui'.- Aiiivi ILUH i-uiiciitliuii ul l„i-
la. tibiay ot Div dully ;.on.■,";*,'•:
reiidciH who hear nn much about thc
"Unfair Lint" during Dwmo dnys- may
bo nnxlnun to know whnt tinmen of
flrniH tho A. Y. ut i„ "Unfair Llm" con-
C.     ..Tfintrl Ti
Jew t nt*:
unttitHT, ito* ir the ui*/ Km t»«*•'»•> muitui mw tm muud ».-. u 1*14 •mm*..-*.
Under thogo clrciimHtancos ll bo>
eojiioB llm duly of tho labor promi to
keop ItH rondom properly Informed.
What nro paporm puI-Hnliod for If not
for the purnoHO of iclvlng correct In-
Cigars:  Carl Upmitn of New  Vorkj
The lltillorleh  Pat I eni Compnny of|bniiiii] jm
New York.
Cement; Porlhwid Pi'iiliimil-ar Com*
mu Co,, .lackwoii, Mich.; Utlcn llyilrnu-
lie Cement and Mfg. Co., Utlcn, 111-
Sttivoti' Wrought linn Ituiige Co., St.
i I/iiiIh, Mo., Uniled Stnte-- Ilo'itor Co
1 llelroll, Mich,, fiurimy l-'nuiidry Co, ci/1 K'•"■"'-*< "",l I*111''*' fin*tiiiilly. I low Mr.
j Toronto Out.; Homo Hto\u WorkH, uf! Smith inaiiiigul in twupo ho pi.ihubly
lli'nnklyu Wnloh Ciiho Co., Hag Harbor'never will l.nou i-Mirilj but when the
{IndiiiniipollH,  Ind.;   Iluck  Stove    and | train    hu-l  piiH^ed  lie fuiitid  liluiHolf
j liilligtM ii||||il«li;, rtl.  I.OUIH. „ „ W,t,'ll|l||||^   III   till.'   MIOW    W till   one   IIUI,til'
J)..;;.,;   / ■,'..,*.'   ll,.h   I'.,.,   .\,. u,,   ■■'■'■■ ■ I  '" '■■    ■'■•- '.  '■'..    . '..   *   '.);..»
Lu., biainh Bi'inln IIioIIioih, HI. LouIb, '1*'1"1 ;i f,'w '•'■'• inv!'>-
I Mi). !■
Ilrnoim*nud l)un(er»i: The Leo Pi'.oin!
and lliiKtor Conipaiiy, Onvenport, In,; ■
,«t,   "vn.i ,i\ , 11.   »>...,.**,,   X,..\ .i- , .,., ,     Xlm\t,
Morklo-Wlley  Broom (romptiny,  Purls
•*m* -
WatclioH: KcyHlnno Watch Ciiho Co.
of Philadelphia; Jos, 1'nhy, Brooklyn,
T. -ZiirliniBR Walcli ('iim* Co., HIvit-
Mn X. J.
V. \V, Yaxt, MniHifiw Hirer of (Irape
K-'il»H, W«>r»)/«»lm *- Schlffor nrK*nt« nnd Pnufnm <Vii'nl, Knnl.- t'timii
Now Yoik City, mnnnfacliireiH uf iho .Midi.
Henry Oeorge »nd Tom Moore rlKnifH I   Fihrownro:   ImlurAti'd  Ylbrt   Uare
1 .our: WnBlihurnCroBby Milling Co fn„ Lockporl. N. Y
Mtnnoftpoll.s. Minn.; Valley City Milt
Ing Cn., Cruwl rUtddi, Mich.
Whl*kvr  l-'Inrh nintllllnK Cn., Vlttf
burg Y&,
Clothing;  N*. Rnelleuhcru _ Co., ol
., r,.
Near Ignnce on Sunday Evening Lait
KOIIT WILLIAM, |-V|i. 15--J. Knowi,
nn Inditin. was killed hy nn onut hound
freight nhont 11 o'clock on Sunday nt
Itni-.lfty, 'i'i mll-i- w.-tt of UuiU'.'.
It rippenm that he wiih walking on
Mif wenl Imimil l|-:,,'|; nnt <\„ *o *} 'o
tlle   iMht   lKilJIld   011   Hie  a|'Jlloll(ll   of  II
tialn, not seeing nn east bound fnlithi
tr^iiiiig In bind.
Furniture; Aincltan BIlHnrd Table;    '' J™ ^^bhw «lmr .lm .■iiKln-
jeer or No, ,1) hud no time In which
10 tibtw down.
Th" tiulUu v..Ui hit. .u.vl IW'nii iu*.V-
Ciii.innr.ll O; iK-rhy Ikmk Co., Honton j arniy, hin body belnte literally rut   to
Mll'llt* ptoccH.
Cnclnnatl. <>•,
nrooklvn  V.V
O. WIkikt Plane!
Kr^l)  Plnno Cn. __-_}__ prr*mf "wwfWB*!* 3^h*wi^WySi3»SS^«o*|358^
■■■—-ffeafe-^g*:?.^^^^^ *a^+£s!J?1*x~ i.^^f-^fn.
*'1?-_ ■-.-"■ ? va* j**----.
-'..■■■Ai WW*w^^ffa^gpipppnppiBi
Arrive Fertile
No.  213  West   ., ,  10.00
No.   214. East     17.55
No. 236 Local East ■ 9.12
..No. 235 Local  West  ,  19.27
No. 7. West Flyer  10.40
No. '8 East Flyer ,..'20.08
Change takes effect Sunday June 6.'
NO. 252
?.50 '
Arrives Spokane S.30 p.m.
Arrives Seattle 10.15 a.m.
No. 251
',   10.40
Always ready: ham sandwiches and
coffee at Ingram's.
Don't forget the cash discount    on
furniture at the Trites-Wood Co.
Hot tea or coffee served at Ingrams
pool room.
Stoves, the best in iho lnnd at the
Trites-Wood Co.
'   Good Second Hand Heintzman piano
for sale.    Apply Ledger Office.
Window shades, all sizes fiom IIOc
each up at the Trites-Wood Co.
If you nre a particular smoker get
your smokes at Ingram's.
Buy your furniture and stoves at the
Trites-Wood Co. Thoy soil'the goods,
cash or credit,
Beef, mutton, pork, veal, hams, bacon, lard, etc., only of the very best.
Phone 41 ,
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.       *        *       lm
Just the thing efcrly 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. McConkeyi Cayley, Alberta.
Wanted: Experienced general servant. Apply Mrs. J. R. Lawry, Victoria avenue. 2tp28
Shoe repairing business for sale: —
Singer machine and all tools, first
class opening. Apply Box 170, Claresholm, Alta. ;
Wanted:' Will purchase outright, or
sell on. commission Lethbridge city
property. "Write R. V. Gibbons and
Co., Box 638; Lethbridge, Alia. '      lt
\Ve sell' the Standard Sewing machine, the best In the world at a price
Which"means a 'saving to our customers, of from $10.00 to $25.00. Come in
and'try one at the Trites-Wood Company.
' L, P. Eckstein is away*- this week on
legal business at Grand Forks.
T; Today is pay day when . something like $100,000 will be paid out.
.T.'E. Miller of Victoria, inspector of
Inland Revenue, .was in town yesterday.
Tickets* are out for a 'calico ball at
Waldo hall, Waldo, B.C., on the evening of March 4th.
i ■
Mrs. C. J. Digby underwent a slight
but painful operation early in the week
to remove part of a needle from her
Born.—On Thursday, February 17th,
1910 to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bateman,.at
their residence, McPherson Ave, a
Church meeting and Lenten tea took
place in connection with the Anglican
church at the iiojne of Mrs. Alexander
on Wednesday last.
A. Sullivan, school inspector of Nol
son, was In the city this week enquiring into the mattor of schools for the
Annex and West Fernie.
■ Service in the Methodist' church at
7.30. Subject "Missions." Miss Euler
of Fernie will "sing. * Everybody invited.'D. W. Scott, pastor.
Mrs. Jessie Couzens, who has been
paying a'two" months' visit to her
daughter, Mrs. W. S. .Stanley, left on
Thursday for her home at Moose*.law,
Sask. . .
Martin Kosik's case came up on
Tuesday before Magistrate Alexander,
but was'remanded again until Monday.
The injured brother Mike, is progressing favorably.. '"
- Fred W. Mcbnald.who.has been the
manager for the P. Burns Co., at Hosmer, has been'promoted to Cranbrook
vice James Miller, transferred to the
Fernie branch. His old friends extend
hearty congratulalions.-
Mr.. Wilson, who has been on a
three months visit to his old home in
Brockvllle, Ont., returned to .- Fernie
last Sunday. Mrs. J. It. McEwing,
who accompanied him east, will not
be back for some time yet.
The ground'' floor of the A, Beck
block is undergoing some changes * at
present, and when completed will be
occupied by. M. A. Kastner, insurance
agent and Swift aiid Co., who are.opening' up a gents furnishing establishment. '     * '■ -
Mount Fernie lodge h O. O. F.
No, 47 will ho'd a social -..evening in
the Oddfellow's lodge room in the K.
P. hall,on February 24 at 8 p.m. All
members and visiting brothers are in-'
vited to attend. .Refreshments -.and
entertainment.       . .
Gill,Boarding House. A comfortable
home for the Miner. Table board $5.00.
per week; meals 25c; room and board
by the month, $23.50. All white help. E.
Baylor and J.,Ford, Props.      '       2tp
For sale: 1000 tons of A 1 Alfalfa,
and cultivated blue-joint hay equal to
the best timothy ever grown at $(6
per ton, on cars at. Lethbridge. Quotation good for one week only.
, All the curlers in the. city ■' are
wearing the glad smile these days;
The reason*for the. pleasant look is
found in the fact that; Fernie Xwill
bold their .first bonspiel next week.,
Commencing Wednesday morning
the rink will be handed over to the
curlers.and their Wends -and , tho
' roarin' game" will continue until
Friday night.      ~ ■'.'.-
"At a meeting of the curling club
held on Tuesday night it was unanimously resolved that a three days'
"spiel", should be played here this
winter and with that end in view
a ,canva's was made of the . business
men with, the result that some mag-
nificient prizes and. cups will be offered for competition here next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Four feature competitions will b6
put on and suitable cups and prizes
have already been promised hy the
different firms in the city. The, Grand
Challenge trophy, presented hy the
the Fernie-Fort Steele Brewing Company is a very handsome cup.stand-
ing forty-one inches from'the table.
Other cups to be competed for will
be the P. Burns' trophy, the Fernie
Club trophy and the Consolation
trophy. Suitable individual prizes
will go with these trophies.,
At present it( looks as if about
twenty rinks will take part in the
bonspiel. at least ten ol which will
be out of town rinks. Calgary will
probably send two, JLethbridge two,
Maeleod one.. Cranbrook' three or
four and Nelson at least one. The
Fernie asstociatiion will enter eight
or ten rinks. ."'■.-
The .ollowing is the list- bf    cups,
prizes and cash  donations  collected;
by the committee and handed to   us
at ,a late hour last evening..
.' Grand  Challenge.—Fernie —, Fort
Steele Brewing Co., Ltd.* "
"Burns' Cup.-_\ Burns.& Co., Ltd.
Fernie Club Gup.—Fernie Club."
nonsolation.—Elk Valley Brewiing
Trites-Wood Co., Ltd., Crow's Nest
Trading Co:", Ltd., Pollock Wine Co.
Ltd., and A. C. Liphardt, four prizes each. "•
C. O. Wright,, two prizes.
,,-W. A. Ingram, one prize. *
Ni E. Suddaby, two prizes.
G. F." Johnson, one pair Footrite
shoes.    ■
W. F. Muirhead, pair $6.50 shoes
"D" special.
J. D. Quail, two knives value ' $5
Joseph Alello.'hat.
- Duthie   ,&   Co.. I Gillette    Safety
Razor.   , * "'       ■,;"
Depew. McDonald & McLean. • one " *    '- ■
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- H0w Foon, four shaving cups. -
41 Meat Market, 15.
S. P.'; Wallace $10.
, J. L.Gates, $10.
Wm. Eschwig, $10.
Whelan Bros., $10.   . ,
j. Podblelancik, $10.
Waldorf and Central $15.
...Simon Dragon, $10.
Fernie Free Press, $10.
Won Lost To Play
Coal  Co.   ........    3 0 1
Bankers     1 1    ■ ,.,  2
Waldorf     0 4 ' ° '   1' ,
This Is the standing in the City
league series after the match1 between the Coal Co. and the Waldorf
ou* Monday night last. Keen interest was taken in this match and
a large crowd of backers of both
teams were at the rink to cheer
their favorites to victory. Tho
Waldorf lineup was considered very
strong and almost invincible hy
Team Manager Mills. The Coal Co.,
while not overconfident thought that
team work and plenty of practice
would stand them well iu the try
for the cup and were rewarded for
their faith in themselves.
The match was. of course late, in
starting, • but when the faceofl did
take place the crowd certainly got
the worth of their money before. the
curtain was rung down at the end
of the game.' Full time was played.
The play'of the Waldorf boys was
the most aggressive, .as they kept
the rubber in the Coal Co.'s territory most of the game,' but wide
shooting, combined with the excellent defence work of their opponents
lost , them many opportunities "to
"score. The'company made some fine
get-aways with the puck ;and . were
fairly straight "shots." From the
point of view of the spectators tha
game was the most interesting one.
played on,Fernie ice this winter. All
the players, .put up,a hard, clean
game, fighting for every ., inch of the
ground ,th£t was won or lost. Those
starring, for' the -Coal Co. were Do-
berheiner; Meagher and -Gibson,while
Wright and Smith'took honors for
the Waldorf. •*'
^T_he_scorelstocKi    five to   two at
ing present. The Rev. John Clu.rk
tied the nuptial, knot. .
The bride'was handsomely gowned
in a pale blue satin dress trimmed
with pearls. Her going away costume consisted of a travelling dress
of terra cotta cloth*, and. a " white'
hat .    ' .'
Numerous costly, presents were received from friends in Calgary,
nie and the East; The groom's present to the bride was a solitary diaf
mond ring.
A sumptuous repast was served after the ceremony, after .which the
happy couple left for a honeymoon
trip to the north.
The bride was until recently niono-
oline operator in this office, and during her stay in this city made many
friends' who wish her eyery happiness for the future.
Will 1)0 open in a
few days in tlio old
Hunk of Hamilton
liuil ding, on Pcllat
Avonuo, Fornio;
W.  S. Stanley
Lethbridge last, week where Mrs. Reynolds entered the Gait hospital to undergo an operation, the effects of a
fall in a cellar some time ago. We
are pleased to say that the'operation
was quite successful.
Wm. Ward, the genial accountant for
the Meat Kings of Canada, has recently been notified of his promotion to
the head office at. Calgary., His many
Fernie friends will regret to lose him,
especially his fraters, of tho K. P." but.
rejoice at his advancement.
James Miller, who has had the management of the Cranbrook end of the
"business of P. Burns and Co,, Limited,
haR been promoted to tho Fernie
branch. Hia many Cranbrook frlondB
regret his departure but oongratnlate
him on his well merited advancement,
Tliere will ho a debate on Monday
evening, February 21at, at tho Epworth
leaguo In the Methodist church on:—
"Rosolved that Canndn provide a
Dreadnought for the British Navy."
Afflrniutlvo* Leader, Mr. I). V. Mott,
Mossrs, J, Qiilnney, Ft, Dicker and W.
M. Dicken, Nogatlvo loader: Hov. L.
Hall, Mohhi'r. II. Wilkes, ,1. Gorle and
A. Cook.
Miss Myrtle Brown reeded rather a
HcrlotiH Injury on Sunday ovoiili*g.
Miss llrown, it appears was sfaiidlng
on tho mall carrlor'8 Hlelgh at the back
of tho post offlco at about ii.10 p.m.,
whon tlio sleigh turned around In n
hurry and nt runic hor on tlie buck of
the head. She wiih hurriedly taken to
tlio hospital whoro it wan found hooch-
Hary to put sovornl stitches In tocloso
the wound. It Ih expected thai sho
will bp nblo to he back at the offlco on
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Pernie sent three teams to the 'bonspiel at Cranbrook last week, and
although they did not bring home
any of the big money two of tha
rinks got into the second class, land
ing some very handsome trophies.
Rev. Grant's rink, composed of Millard, Liphardt, Wriglesworth and
Grant took second in the Grand
Challenge, and Olson's rink ol Kastner, Henderson and Gimmell took
socond place in tho Corby competition. The prizes given wero tooth
handsome and valuable, Cranbrook
had eight rinks entered and kept all
tbo first* prizes In their own city.
Pernio players' roport a most enjoy
able timo.
Last week, tho second annual bonspiel of tho Crnnbrook Curling club
waa hold. It was expected that
many outalde rinks would bo present, but only throo rinks from Pernio and nine from Cranbrook took
part. LaBt yoar Fornio capturod
throo out of tho four cups, but this
yoar tho locals wore not so fortunate Olson took second in tho Corby
Wilson capturing first. Grant secured socond la tho Grand OhaUcnngo,
MacBevayne taking the cup. Tho
Oalt and Consolation Went to Crnnbrook rlnkH. When it is takon into
consideration tho numbor of rinks entered from Crnnbrook, Fornie' has no
ncod to bo uslmmod, The viflltora
lmvo nothing hut good to say about
tho way in wliich thoy wore treated,
No nicar boiiHplol waB ovor held, and
tho* Cranbrook -men, truo sportsmen
they aro, accorded ovory. court-any to
tho vlsltora.—Contributed,
Fornls Lumbor Co., ono     case   bt
Blk Lumber Co.. 2M. foot   No.    2
L. H, McDonald, 1st prlzo 14     in
W, J. Dlundell, four nets Rlnnsofl.
A. W. THoiiRdcll, four Hhavlnc'lurimh
V, O. Armntronu, four pipes.
full time---and the Co. boys are very
well pleased with the outcome.,Thnir
opponents.are not so well satisfied,
and have challenged the company to
a match for,a hundred' dollars ., n,
side to be played at a date to bn
arranged. The Ross Cup Is now nn
exhibition in' the window ofthe
Trltes-Wood; Co.,      .
The Free Press says:
A very pretty, though quiet, wedding was solemnized on Wednesday,
evening at nine o'slock at the residence of W." B. Nelson, 1317 Centre
St., Calgary, tho high contracting
partiec! being Miss Mary Irvine' and
Harry Graham, only,thc immodiate
relatives of the br,kio and groom bo-
Queen's Hotel
Uncler New Management
Excellent   Table  and
all white help
Additional Table for
28 More Men
Crows Nest Trading Go.
General Merchants
The   Store   of  Go;6d Values
^Agents- "Bell Pianos";
Sold on monthly payments '    -
Victoria Ave.
Fernie, B.C.
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Wm, Eschwig, Proprietor
New and up-to-date"
Handsome   Cafe Attached.0
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Just around the corner
from Bleasdell's
Drug Store
Open Night & Night t
2  What it will buy at the
BIG STORE on Pay-Day:
$i   $i   $i $i   $i   $i   $i   $i   $i
$l " $l'    $1   $l   , $1   ..$1* ;$i ' ,$i ■   $i
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10 Men _ Excelda Handkerchiefs for y $1.00
1 Suit 'Men ."Dark Fleeced Underwear for... .$1.00
5 pair Men's Heavy Wool Sox for.  $1.00
1 Men's fngersoil Watch for v.;. .$1.00
1 Alarm Clock for .....".  .$_.00
5 pair Ladies' Black Cashmere Hose for .- .$1,00
•i pair Ladies White Muslin Drawers for. $1.00
; _ Ladjes^-AVhite Muslin Corset Covers for $1.00
4 pair White Linen Iluck Towels for '.... ,$1.00
8. yards' Best English Print for $1.00
5 Extra Heavy PillowCases for  .$1.00
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