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I ndus trial Unity*. isjiSt rength
Tiie Official Organof District Ko. 18, U. PI. W. of A.
VOL. V.   No. 27
FERNIE,   B. C,  February 5t__,   1910
\|^a.O'>uttaa tJnity is Victory
$1.00 a  .Tea,--
MINE   DIS A STER- - <_0
Hundred and Fifty Men
. PRIMERO, Colo, Feb. 1—Fighting
madly to escape through the narrow
partly choken air shaft, trampling on
fallen,.comrades" In. their struggle for
life, more than half of the 149 miners
employed in the. Prlmero mien of the
Colorado Fuel * and Iron Company;
wrecked by an explosion yesterday
afternoon, were overcome by gas and
fire. Their bodies wore found in
heaps around the bottom of the'air
shaft where they had fallen in their
desperate struggle. * One hundred
and forty-nine men are known to have
been in the mine when the explosion
occurred. "It is .said that seventy-
nine are dead.    .*■, ■    '    .
One has been rescued alive but dangerously Injured. Their bodies , are
torn.and charred beyond recognition.
It has been impossible to identify the
dead. Early this morning 24 bodies
had been, brought to the surface and
rescue parties'equipped with oxygen*
' helmets are still searching.the ruined
works.       , '■-   ,
.      , 7       .7   Main Shaft Crumpled   -
\ clock. With a roar and a belch of flame
'.   '"' the, main shaft crumpled, blocking the
-' • '    entrance to the mine. ,7
Both "fans with which the "property
is   equipped,   were shattered and   it
was not until three hours., later that
lhe fans were .repaired and a rescue
party," headed by General Superintend
dent Thompson were able to descend
the air'shaft,   ■   ■   . -     *,
Bodies Found • ' " "*
Thoy discovered throe bodies before
they weer forced to return to the surface, Flvo men, one of them a hundred
- yards .away,"-were killed at the entrance to the main shaft* by the,, concussion. Rescue parties wore hurried to the mine from all over the
country,and have workod desperately
lu an effort to force tho entrance to
the main shaft.
Descended Air Shaft
It soon became- evident that the'shaft
was hopplossly caved In, and unother
rescue party descended tho air shaft'.
Shortly before two this morning Supt.
Thompson, who was directing tho ros-
cue work, wns overcome by gns and
tnkon to tho surface, Ho soon recovered and wont below ngnln,
Doinlo Nnrdino, tho one man rescued nllvo, waH found beneath n mass-of
earth "and tlmbor.
Ho declared thnt ho tumbled ovor
scores of bodies after tho explosion,
and that ho saw no ono who was not
Entire Mine Wrecked
,. Tlio roSeuors say that tho entire
"mlno Is wrecked, and It Is almost Impossible that nny of tho ontombod minors are mil! nl!vo. Tho flro which
followed tho explosion, confined llsolf
to tho workings noar tlio main shaft
and soon burned lini;lf out,
Supt. Thompson was rolnforonil by
ovory suporlntondont nnd mlno export
within roach of tho mlno and hundreds
of minors stood about lho shaft lust
night hogging for a clinnao 10 go lu on
one of the roscuo parties.
Women Were Frantic
Willi tlio Cherry disaster fresh In
their iuIikIh, frantic womon and child-
run surged against tho ropo drawn to
koop thom nway from tho shaft and
bogged tho rescuers to bring bnck
Mic-lr husbands and fathers, Homo,of
ihe women nuomptod to Join tho workei'H hy forco and woro provontod by
force. Ah each body was brought to
tho surfaco thu women gathered about
It with Hhrloks and prnyors, but tho
bodies worn ho charred and disfigured
thnt thoy could not bo rocognlzed by
ail) Ll'"',
Cause Vr.knoxxo
Until, the workings can bo opened
the cuiiho of tho explosion will remain
unknown. The officials or the eompnny
declnro jthat snfoty lamps wore used In
ftverv phrtlnn of tho wlno  init  tx,s,
overy precaution was tnkon to prevent
One Man in Rescued
Thu  first rescue party that ontorod
the   stopo procoodod to tho seventh
ll' y entry, thon turnod and mndo Ho way
across the main fttopc. Borne flrt-H
found In tho main cross cut wob ox*
Near, tho west end of the eighth
entry a *p_e of dond mulos waa encountered and a little beyond were tho bodies* of 14 men.
Turning bnck toward tho mi'n slope
on entry el«ht the rescuer* penotrated
until a tiEiC cave tu occurred n&ar the
opening of the main stopo.    Hore In
the midst of a pile of dead mules and
the bodies,of his companions the rescuers' found Donaccio Vergen, whose
survival is considered as the miracle
of the disaster.
He was' found by J., B. Manley. He
said: 0
"Please may I go home now.'.' Vergen walked, unassitsed to the air
.drift,where he was carried out this
Tedious Work of Rescue
With dawn the full import of disaster has broken upon the survivors.
From every point aid is being rushed
to the scene. Rescuers worked all
night and at daylight- a fresh supply
went in. „ -• ■'■
* The men have penetrated as far as
entry A-S, and are now working on
•• "After finding! a man alive the work
of rescue was resumed with renewed
activity, but the hope of finding any
more alive is vanishing as they go on.
Victims are believed to be in the entries 9, 10, 11. 12, It. may be days
before the rescuers can reach them.
The machine shop has been converted into a morgue.    Supplies are being
rushed from all the surrounding country.   " "--'.•*
One Rescuer Overcome
A commotion was caused among the
watchers at the mine entrance shortly
before 1 o'clock when Bert Lloyds
of Cokedale one of the rescuers, was
brought to the surface overcome by
the gas. It is'now thought" he will
Orders have been issued by officers,
of the Colorado Supply Company, a
subsidiary of the'Colorado Fuel and
Iron company to furnish families of
victims' with supplies until the plans
for permanent" relief can be arranged.     ' .*
'.Coroner Guilfoil impanneled a jury
at" 1 ■ o'clock tp view , the recovered
bodies before their removal from the
The taking of testimony .will not be
commenced before the,mine has'been
cleared.    ..
Finding More flodies
Up to noon "42-bodies, had,been recovered, most of them so badly disfigured " that the -work of identification is progressing slowly.. No combustible gas is being encountered by
the .rescuers. ' Two'ventilating fans
have been in operation.ever since last
night. ., >
Black damp, which follows an explosion Is being driven back along the
main shaft. Entries N'os, 7, 8, and
fl have already been reclaimed. It is
beyond this point probably that most
of tho bodies will be found.
State Mine Inspector Jones and his
deputy, David Griffith, arrived this
morning and 'have joined the relief
The managers of tho Fornie Opera
house, havo, at an oxtrn expense, secured for an engagement of one week
commencing on Monday night, Fobruary 14, tho splendid Eckhardt Theatre
company, which comes with the highest praise from tho press, and with ov-
cry assurance of bolng high class, and
every gunrnnteo Is given or the money
most cheerfully refunded. * Tho prices
aro most reasonable being only *)5c
and r>0c, and no doubt tho opera houso
will be woll patronized.
VICTORIA. Feb. 3—The following
appointments for vacancies at Nelson
were made by the executive council:
Police Magistrate: William Irvine.
License commissioners. D. C. McMor-
ris, Philip Wade.   *
Police commissioners, D. C. McMor-
ris, Dr. W. O. Rose.
Constable: James Wightman.
Police Commissioenrs
:*Cranbrook: Aid. D, J., Johnson and
Valentine Baker.
Rossland: Aid. J. H. Langman and
C. R. Hamilton, K. C.
Kelowna: Aid. Divid Leckie and F.
II. Buckland. ■
■  Greenwood: Aid. W. W. Craig and
F. W. McLaine.
Kaslo: Aid. Patrick, H. Walsh and
William Robb.
Vancouver: Aid. .J. Whyte and D.
'■ Revelstoke: Aid. E. Trimble'and A.
E. Kincaid. ,
North Vancouver: Aid. W. McNeish
and C. F. Jackson.      .' : „
Victoria: Aid, H. F. Bishop and Leon
ard Tait. - «
-," Nelson:' Aid. D. C. McMorris and W.
O. Rose M. D.   ,   -.7
Sandon:  Aid. G. H.-Wright and J.
A. Black. "   ' ''■
.,    ., u    *-   ,   - '
License Commissioners
Cranbrook: Aid. Jos. Jackson and G.
H7G"aslake.   ,      ■• =
Rossland: Aid. J. H. Langman-and
C. R. Hamilton.. -.-
Kelowna: Aid.,J. W. Jones and Dr.
Benjamin De Furlong,Boice.
Greenwood:'Aid. F.' C. Buckless and
J. L.^Coles.      ', -• ----
Kaslo:, Aid, P. H. Walsh and W. G.
Robb.     r,
- Vancouver:  Aid. G.  E. Williamson
and M. J. Grehnn.
Revelstoke: Aid. Florence McCarthy
and W. A. Sturdy. *
North Vancouver: Aid. S. D. Schultz
and A. R; Stacey.
Victoria: Aid. A. G, Sargison and H.
M. Fullorton.
Nelson:  Aid. D. C. McMorris    and
Philip Wade.
*  Sandon:.'Aid. James Wood and   W.
Howard Cameron.
Considering the stormy weather on
last Sunday the congregations at* the
Baptist church both morning and evening wore most encouraging, Rov,
Spidell dollvorod two splendid sermons. Noxt Sunday Feb. 0, Pastor
Spidell will preach in tho morning on
"A Master Workman," and In tho ovoning on "Tho Fighting Stars." Services are hold at 11 a.m. and at, 7.!.0
p.m. Special music will be glvon nt
tho ovoning sorvlco * and tho mnlo
quartet will sing.
Indianapolis, January 18
To the Officers aiid Members of
the Local Unions District No.
18, United Mine   Workers   of
America: 0
. Brothers and Fellow Workers:
As you are aware, our annual
convention is called to convene on
Wednesday, February 2nd in the
city of Lethbridge,- Alta.
The International convention
will not likely get through .until
January 29th, and it would be impossible for us to get back to the
District by the 2nd. You are
aware that, as your official representatives, we have a number of
important matters to bring to the
attention of the International Executive Board, and those matters
effect vitally the interests of Dist.
18 and its membership.
Ordinarily, there is no reason
why any convention that is called
should be postponed to a future
date, but we believe that the best
interest of the membership of Dist.
18 can be served by postponing the
convention to a future date to be
named later.. This convention
will be called as soon as we can get
back to the District.
In order that there will be no
misunderstanding, the. delegates
who are now elected to attend the
convention on Wednesday Feb. 2,
will be the delegates" who are entitled to be present at the conven-
date. You will see by this, that
there is no disposition to change
the arrangement that local unions
have made with..the exception of
'changing "the 'dkiei of convention.
With the hope that you can ap*-
preciate the importance of changing this date and assuring you that
the convention will be held on or
before Feb. 23, with our best
wishes for the success of the membership of District 18, we are
Truly and fraternally yours
W. B. Powell, President
0. Stubbs, Vice-President
A. J. Carter,Sec-Treas.
P.S.—To the, members of Dist.
18: I have consulted with your
representatives here and heartily
concur in the above action to postpone your convention, as I know
that it will' bo necessary for them
to be here until the close of our
annual convention.
Sincerely and truly, yours,
T. L. Lewis,
President U. M. W. of A.
VICTORIA. Jan. 31—A great deal of
interest attaches to the bill which lion.
II. E. Young, provincial secretary has
Introduced providing for the medical
inspection of public schools. The
measure is a,long and comprehensive
one and may be. the subject of some
discussion in the house and perhaps
some amendment' before it passes. The
chief provisions of the. bill are as follows: '-- ' ■
"2. Tho school trustees of every city
and of every rural municipality school
district in the province of British Columbia shall appoint one or more school
health inspectors, shall assign to each
inspector. the schools to be inspected,
and" shall provide them with proper
facilities for the performance of their
duties as health inspectors of schools
and school children,
■ "3. The ■ provincial board of heatlh
shall appoint, in districts outside cities
or municipalities,' one or more school
health,inspectors, shall assign to each
inspector the schools to be inspected,
and shall provide them with proper facilities for the performance of their
duties as health inspectors of schools
and school children.            ,
"4. School health inspectors shall be
duly qualified medical practitiioners,
unless otherwise permitted by the provincial board of health.      '•   **-
"5. (1) Every school health inspector shall forthwith upon his appointment and thereafter at* least'onco in
every school year, or of toner if required by the school trustees make a thor-
-ough—examination Ets**T0*_lre7geFiSraT
health of all children attending school
in the district of which he is such "inspector," and of all,teachers, and janitors' in such district. ' He shall also
carefully examine . all school buildings
arid school surroundings in his district
and shall report to the board of school
trustees, fully and in detail the result
of such examinations. In such report
he shall state whether or not he considers that the condition of health of
any "child, children, teacher or janitor
(naming them) Is such as to endanger
the health of the children at such
school and shall set forth his recommendations as to tho school buildings
and school surroundings,
"2. The board of school trustees for
the district shall forthwith net, upon
such report and shall remove from the
school any child or children, teacher
or janitor whoso health Is, so roportod
by the school health inspector as being
dangerous'to children In such school,
and such child, children, teacher or
Janitor shnll not be permitted to return
to school in such district until he or
thoy deliver to tho board! of school
trustees a cortlflcato In writing signed
by the school honltb inspector for the
district pormltllng such return.
"fi. The school trustees of evory
school district In the province shall
caiiHu every child In tho public schools
to be separately and carefully tested
and examined at least once In every
school year as to tho condition of -right
and hearing, of throat and teeth, and
as to any physical disability or defect
liable to prevent his receiving the full
benefit of his school work, or as to
whether he requires a modification of
the school work in order to secure ihe
best educational results, Tlie tests of
sight und hearing may be made by
teachers huyhig authority from the
provincial board of health. The school
trustees shall cause notice of any such
defect or disability requiring treatment to be sent to the parent or guardian of the child and shall require a
physical record of each, child kept in
such ferin as the provincial board'of
health may prescribe.
"7 (1) The school trustees or teacher in charge shall cause to be referr
ed to a school health inspector (who
in such case must be a duly qualified
physician) for examination and diagnosis, as follows :
(a) Every child returning to school
without a certificate recognized by the
local health authorities after suffering
from or being exposed to any contagious or infectious disease.
(b) Every child who has been a-_-
sent on account of illness or from unknown cause. ,
(c) Every child who shows signs of
being in ill health or suffering from
contagious or infectious disease; unless he is at once excluded from the
school by the teacher."
(d) No child so referred to 1 lio
school health inspector shall be permitted, to return to school unless and
until ho delivers to the teacher in
charge of the school a written certificate,** signed by a school inspector,
permitting such return.
""(2) In the case of schools in. remote and isolated situations the school
trustees or. teacher may niake such
othei; arrangements as may best carry
out the purposese of this act°. "
'"8. Whenever a child shows symptoms of small pox, scarlet fever, chic-*
kenpox, measles, tuberculosis, diphtheria or influenza, tonsilitis, whooping
cough, mumps, scabies, ringworm, tra-
chomaor any other cpntagjpus_p_Ji_
Ice  in Excellent Shape-
Nice Prizes Given—List
Of The Winners
Tlie second fancy dress carnival was
hold at the rink on Tuesday evening.
A fair sized crowd was in attendance,
in costume, but had the weather not
been so mild many more would have
been present, as the majority of the
skaters thought there would be no Ice,
and  therefore  did  not  prepare.      A
pretty good representation of all colors, shades and l'iues was there how-,
ever, ancl the judges had some thinking to do before awarding the various
prizes.      The   judges   were -Mr.   and
Mrs. Pollock, Mr.,and Mrs.   (Colonel)
Uennison, and they made the following awards:'Ladies' best represented,
Mrs. Con. Whalen,   Dutch Flower Girl, .
1st; Miss Plm, Spanish Peasant', 2nd;
best dressed school girl, Miss Ayling,"
bost represented gentleman, E. A. Roe,
Chinese, ^mandarin,   lst;   B.   M.   Seaborne, Uncle Sam,* 2nd; gents comi_c_
"fectious diseases he shall be sent home
Immediately,liy the teacher in charge
of the. school or as soon as a safe and
proper conveyance can be found, if
such is necessary, and the locaf board
of health and school trustees shall at
once be notified by such teacher."   -
It is also provided that tho provincial
board of health shall prescribe whatever tests may be necessary undor the
act and shall also supply whatever
forms may be required.0, All appointments made,under the act must be approved by the provincial board of
health and the same 'applies to dismissals. The school health' inspectors
appointed under the act must forward
an annual roport to the provincial dopartmont of health, which may ln addition order an inspection of any
school at nny time, Ii Is provided
thnt an annual report on the inspection
of schools, shall be provided each nnd
ovory yenr.
Such boards aro made responsible
fo;r Iho carrying out. of tho provisions
of the act and for this purpose they aro
given power 10 nulce whnti*n r r*vsn*
lallu!iti may In* necessary.
In regard to pay It Is provided that
Iho inspectors shall receive such remuneration for their services by salary
or foes as may be agreed upon by ihe
authority appointing thom. and such
remuneration shall bo deemed 10 be
jpnrt of the general -.'xpr-n.s.-H of the
school district and shall be rals.-il ond
collected In the usual method.
(l.othbrlrign  Herald)
Ono of thn most, disastrous nccldonts
that this locality has experlnncod oc>
eurred nt tho eotileoH a short dlstnnce
wont of Whoop-Up, on tho old Crow's
Nost line, botwoon horo and Maeleod
yesterday afternoon. News of tho
dlHttstor reached tlio city about half-
ptiHt two, and a rollof train with tho
0, I', It, officials and a couplo of doe*
tors on board, was rushed to tho scuno
of the accident, followed n short time
Inter by another train with several
moro of tb eclty dootors nnd nurses of
tho Cult hospital,
The scene of the accident Is a short
distance west, of Whoop-Up, where 11
couplo of old wooden bridges span
two deep coiiIooh separated by n narrow steep ridge, The drop from tho
top of tho brldgi-H to tho bed of thu
rouleo Is about Pa feet,
Train on Two Drldi/ts
The worlc train with a crow of On-
llclnn workmen nbnard, wan HtandlnK
on tho brldgOH, partly over ono coulee nnd partly ovo rtho other, the on-
(Sine btMnK nenr the mlddlo nf thn
train. The workemn woro engaged In
toorlng down the timbers of the wost
bridge. Several of the joists on the
went end of the bridge hnd been re*
movod whon suddenly, without the
sllghtost warning, the entire structure
collapsed and train nnd crew were
pitched headlong down tho steep embankment to the bottom of the coulee.
Tin* portion of the trnln on the wem
bridgo foi (through at tho same time,
the bridge breaking off about the middle
All of tbo workmen except ono were
on tho west brldRe at tho time of the
accldont. Tho onfllrio and three tint
earn crashed through the brokon timber* there and settled   In a   broken,
tangled mnss along tho slile and bottom of tlio couloo, The englno was turnod complololy over. Qn the othor
side of tho ridge the tondor of tho onglno nnd tho caboose wore pitched to
ouo side of tho bridge, the tondor
alighting on tlie caboose and two flat
ears settling over the muss of broken
J. Robaki Klllod
Oue dentil nnd most probably two
or more Is thu fatality list, while I'i
men were very seriously Injured and
two others sustained slighter Injuries. The dcud man, .1, Hobskl, wus
pinned between the ends of two fliit
cars In the bottom of the west coulee,
Death miiHt have beon Instantaneous,
It was with extreme difficulty that the
body wns removed,
Seriously Injured
The mau on the flat ear ou tho
bridge to the east sustained severo In*
ju,.(.-.i mt ilie /'.ac am! duint, ami is in
a serious condition, Uo wus nol discovered until some time nftor the re-
lief pnrty 'arrived, when a hand war
noticed waving foobly among tho debris. Up wns rnnvorf with ovtromf* rllf.
flculty from under the pllo of broken
Engineer Badly Hurt
The elfirflnoer, flno. Munrn, wns badly Injurod, ono arm being terribly torn
nnd severe cuts on the body aud chost.
He hnd not regained conRciniisnesH
this morning, Most of the working-
men I nthe bottom of the coulee were
hurt Internally, whilo several suffered
sovoro Injurlos on tho face and body,
with legs or arms brokon. One man
had his foot coinplotfrly sevorad nbovo
the ankle,
Appalling Sight
The nlffhf thnt mot thn first ai'rlvalj
on the relief train was a moat appalling one,    A henp of broken, twisted
timbers filled both coulees, while horo
nnd thoro prostrate, bodies wore scattered about tho ground, whore small
fires had been built beside them and
some effortu mado to malco tliolr suffering less Intense, The pnln that a
numbor of thu men suffered must, have
boen Intense, The moans of the Injured before the doctors were nblo tn
glvo tliem relief weer pitiable,
Work of Relief
The work nf removing the Injured
men to Iho train was ono of the most
extreme difficulty, A slight fall of snow
and the steup side** of the couteei*
made the ascent a difficult oim at bent,
The few men who arrived at the
scone at flrHt were Hupplemented In
a nhort lime by mnny others, nud the
Injured wore removed with all possible spued and brought, to the cUy, the
train arriving nbout   fl n'rlontt.
Two Are Unconicioui <
The latest report, from the (lull, hospital states that two of the men are
still uncoiiHolouH while several others
are In a serious condition.
C. P, n. Officials on Scene
A,   i'tvee,  Kvliclrti   nUptU.litelilii-li'i   Ol
tho C, P. II., Calgary; W. K. Wood-
limine, mtiHter mechanic, Calgary, nnd
C. A, Ilarshnw, acting superintendent
ut Crnnbrook, arrived In the city yesterday nfternoon on tho local, and A-
T.   Short, assistant mnster mechanic
" Coal minora are requested to ♦
keep away from Hillcrest, na ♦
the mines there   are already ♦
nvr-rrrnwdnd. ♦
of Cranbrook, and N. K. Hrookn, divisional engineer, arrived on a special
train early In the evening, nnd went
nut lo the scene of the wreck tliis
Official Opinion
(Jen, Supt, I'rlre to tlm Herald this
afternoon wild that ufi'-r havlnjf seen
the wreck he could no; uny how It
occurred, It Is evidently purely mcl-
dental nnd was prolmbl;* mused by
the engine applying thu air brake,
calming a Hiiilileu Jar of the weakened
bridgo, which forthwith -"otlop-""'- I-
could not have been for-ieeti. Divisional Kngliiecr llrnoks w-i*t m Maeleod
when tlm nrcidenl occurred Mild mine
fight over, Mr, Price came from <'«1-
**uty last ulght.
Inquciit  Being  Held
A (Coroner's liuiuoHt  is being held
imt* iiiieiiioou al tne tiaiTacKs before
I'lii-fun-r  j]i**.'.';.'„i''.-,.
The Jurymen are: W, Oliver, chair-
man; C. M. Hatch, I), H. Klton, I),
Smith, II, .1, Skelth and Alvlu II. Hip-
.1. ItohHk! or (VeiUHki)
M, Traumbuk
Seriously Injured
A, Drl7.uk
.1. Illennnk
Mltto Harbiik
T, I.itudie
H, Dokneskl
J. Smith (foi'i-uuu)
M. Ili'1-nnkl
.1. Homo
W. Hodenn
,!.  tihackup
J. Mills
Knglnaer Munro
ii, il-'KCiiuW
Ilrnkcman W. II. 8mlth
IlnndmnHter C. Iljork
Later Reports
One more fatality, the result of Monday's wreck at Wlioop-Pp, has been
added to the liHt by the death of ,1,
t'lenabuk, nr Tniiimbiil*. bust nluhi, lie
had a leg aud an arm broken and was
Injured about the head, lie uppcnr"d
10 be surviving yesterday but collapsed Iiihi  iilghi.
The Injured men In the hospital are
all in a more or IniH .serloiiH coiwllilon.
Knglneei Munro, wbo was reported
uiicoiiHeloiiH ycHienlay. has not been
HlieriUMelnim hIuco lb.' ;e*, l-i-M' (Hid lie
iippi'id'H 111 the pr-M-Hiii time tn be doing nicely.
The I!:.! of dead ami Injured n* far
(IH   Cllllld   be   JiHCel'failleil    With   UK   foil'
1       <     GRAND   -MASQUERADE
1     Tie* Pr t   -<;n*i1  in ■  ,,* !,■■■.;    : ,::  ',,
'be given In l-Vrule will be bald 011 St.
I Valentine's  night, Mondny,  l-'ehituiry
I II, in II)lice's hnll,     TIiIh proniiHex 10
I be tho iiK'Ht brilliant ntfnlr of the sen*
, hoii nf 't)'.\ and 'li*.      No Hl'on or .■>.-
jM'iise ih lining (.]■;,n*it uy the hall mini'
ag'tiueui to mnke thU hull a big hiic*
cess,     Suitable pri/i'H will be •■winded for l)»Ht dreHKi'd Indie*, and bent
ilreHHed gentlemen, ntul for bent comic costume.     l.adleH and gentlemen!
competent to Know will he choK'-n as
tie* Judge*. The hull ■Atll In- iiiIImIic-
ally decorated, n-pn-in'iilnthe of the
day. :_iiin: iit-w .ti.-l i.o.il lil>',11. ii-
guiding the duno-H will be introduced
for the first time In Fertile, hle-m "hat
lmvo been the Houtc-i of much plea*-
ure where datuiitg hus bet nine an art.
Dnncora muat mask in order tn dnnce,
ond al) maskH mum be rai^'d n< 12
n't.ix'k. Dsn-fi-M hh- rf<|in-»ted to
hnxt, card* with their names and description** of niimeo of their ntummeH
W. S. Stanley, Court .1 ester or Fool,
and he looked quite natural. Boys, 1st
Pete Henderson as Happy. Hooligan:
The following is a partial list,  of'
those in costume:
George Quail-- .Sahara. Slave Girl.
Willie Skilling: Tlie Cook;that hover reached the Pole,
Miss Annie Skilling: Spanish Peasant Girl.'
Mrs. Gray: Schol Girl.
Peto Henderson: Happy Hooligan.
Charles Carlson:  Teamster.
H, M. Seaborne: Uncle Sam.
Mrs, J. Hrown: School girl/
James Lynn:  Japanese School boy.
Dorothy Hondorson:  Hockey girl.
Raymond,Giddings; Sorgt. British
boy scouts.
Andrew Ingram:  Country Kid.
Mrs. C, I,. Whalen: Dutch Flower
Com Whalen: The Man in the Moon
Mrs. Ulnckstone:  Frost.
Mrs. Keay: A Paper Pattern.
Miss Harriott Hamilton: Fisherwo-
H. A, Liphardt: Gentleman of tbo
17th Century.
W. S. Stanley: Court .1 ester.
Hilly Corsair. Partial Hcllpse of the
Miss Gordon: Nurse,
MIhh llognn: College Graduate.
Miss Morrison: Japanese Lady,
MIsB'lthetu Todd: Japanese Maiden.
I.. C. Mieler. The Tourist.
Ilert  Whimster; A Walter.
lOdward A. Hoe:  Mandarin,
MIhh Conybeare: "Alberta Hod,"
Miss Plm: Spanish Peasant.
J. T. S. Alexander: Section foreman.
MIhs A. M. Jones: Halters Cocoa
Wilson (junll: Cow Puncher.
MIhh S, Telfer: Snow,
MIhh i.niiru Teller: Clown.
Alice (mull:  Hockey Girl,
Mr. Hartley: "Hob Clcrke's Cup*
K,  N, Kdge* ninbe:  lining Time.
Aiiiont! Homo of those who were not
prize winners, and worthy of spei'lnl
mention were Miss Hheta Todd, uh 11
.Inpuuene Maiden, MIhh Harriett Hamilton .1.* ;i I'ihlu*)-.wiimin .nnl Mihh Ho-
'-.an an a college gnuluitte.
Tin- cm ml march wn« 11 budlv mixed
ufl'air as ninny did not I'udei'Htuml the
simple fiinih of t hi.-, nun ib.
The   ice   WIIH   III   l'\t*i'l|i*llt   toiidltlotl
and ihe organ whh basv all Mm lime,
Aiinllu'i caii'Kal -.-.ill be given In
the tf 11 k iIiIh month, .'mil no doubt
many more will partlrlpiite In jr.
..''!,'..'   31  ..'..  „•'  , .'-,.'... ..'    ,	
Hp'-ctor for the provluie at AHx'/ta, Is
to be the mine mnnni'-er ai the Loitch
Colllciien. This company is fortun-
nie In Hcnirlng iln- senlren of Hiieh
mu iip-to-dnti- tninine rnnn - -Htr-ili-tnon*
Fred Smith, the popular inetAber of
the firm of Smith, Havldhon „ Wright
whnleMiile pup'-r dealer* of Vancouver,
wns here ttith week booking orders,
tu order Unit 11 full imi may be pun
Untied. Tlie miiHlc will coimlHt of not
Un* than llm-*' pi*'.>•>■>, Kiel will lie ih<-
bent the city can afford. C'offf. nnd
e,ikr* will be Kerwd at 12 o'clock. l.««in-
onnde punch ncm*d to the thlraty.
Pun of the proceed*, If any. will be*
donated to the Chltdre-a'w Home in
Vancomer. The ball will tie ou-lpr
ib»" p«-T**mm! direction of W. it. Ilriiet",
hall manager, and nothing of an objectionable nature will be rolernted, , (I
45 Steam-Heated Rooms
.   (By W. R. Sliierl
The opposite of free love is enforced love,   which of course   is an absurdity.
* *   * -
It is not.the realization of Socialism
that human' naturo will prevent, but
the perpetuation of the capitalist system.
>   •   •
Thero is no hope for the ignorant.
"Uninformed minds are content with
all tlmt brutalizes and all that degrades. '
V        *        *
The mission of the Socialist party is
to build up a strong, weil educated,
closely knit working class movement
that will eventually abolish wage slavery.
* *   »
The man who can build a bouse has
more genuine education than ,a man
who can say "hie, haec, hoc" in Latin.
♦ =*      *
The issue is between having industry organized in the interests-of   thc
few and having It organized iri the interests of the many.
0      *   *   *
"Pour thy purse into thy head," said
Shakespeare. When the workers take
to doing that the doom of capitalism is
sounded. °
* *    *
The trusts are good in so far as they
economize labor and curtail waste.
They are bad only because they are
owned by the few in the interests of
tho few.' Private ownership must, go
'      *  *    :|t        *
.Wages must fall lowed and lower
aiid lower. Why? Because the competition for the jobs among the workers
is becoming keener and keener. The
army pf "the unemployed is increasing
in size.- "    "
*   *   *
Society is divided into three classes
—beggars, thieves and chumps. The
chumps create the wealth, the thieves
appropriate it and the beggars get the
crumbs that, fall from lordly tables.
The thieves ride upon the backs of the
chumps, and the beggars cling to the
logs of the thieves. And the funny
part of it is the chumps say that if it
were not for the thieves they would
not be able to live.  .
mpnopoly on .education. They only
have a monopolyon insolence and gall.
The ungrahimatical fellows who can do
things are more highly educated than
the grammatical fellows who can merely say things."
».■■ * *
■Prices arc- soaring' higher, jobs becoming relatively fewer and wagesare
standing still. Those are pleasant
'prospects for the worker, are they not?
At any rate it. would seem' so from the
contentment that still pervades the
working class mind,
* * *
If it is wonh whilo spending nianyj
yenrs and hundreds oi dollars learning n trade lu order to become one
of capitalism's skilled minions, surely
it is worth while .doing a little studying how to prevent yourself being deprived of the virtues which your labor cronies.
The high schools and universities
are musty with scholasticism of,tlio
middle ages', Thoy crowd the memory
with a mass of detailed knowledge
that might very well be forgotten. In
none of them do they cultivate original'
ity, nor the habit of research, nor tho
power of thought. Nor do they teach
you to do things worth while. Nor
do they even teach you how to live
hygenlcally. They are a failure in
every respect.
*       *       *o
The switchmen's strike in the Unit-'
(id States is nothing much according
to the plute reports. Nevertheless
many of the cities are suffering from
coal famine.
+    *   » ■
If a workingman .wants to see his
income double let him hustle in tlie
Socialist state. Under capitalism his
income is apt to dwindle.
*   *   #
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson declares tbat the fanners are not getting
the benefit of the increased cost of
living through high prices. Or courst
they are not. The working farmer is
not in the plute class. He gets skinned along with the ordinary day wage
plugs. ' • ' *        ..*,
*        *   *   a
In the French Chamber of Deputies
the members are going to vote by the
pressure of an electric button. The
members however, show no sign' ot
wanting to have their salaries lowered because tliey must do less work.
They   are going to get the same old
* * *. .
 S_cifllis.__a__ materialists   it is true.
They consider warm clothing is more
apt ,to keep out the,cold than shoddy
clothing. ;■ Socialists want warm clo-*'
thing to be made for the bodies' of the
people, not to be made for profit. -
Capitalism produces corrupt millionaires, ovor worked laborer and broken
backed hoboes. Socialism will produce
a robust race of co-operative workers
who can. look' all men in the face
without fear, because of their economic freedom.
Prior to the election of the. present
parliamentary representative of this
constituency he was credited by our
worthy cotem as being particularly interested In the organization of night
schools for the benefit of those whose
educational opportunities had been
rare" The legislative,assembly is now
in session and Mr. W. R. Ross   has
been made party whip, which office
must necessarily keep him well occupied, still it is to be hoped that his
ante-election promises will* not all be
forgotten, but that at the earliest
availa'ble date some action may be
taken relative to obtaining -governmental aid on behalf of the night
school project. ",
For the edification and information
of all interested parties, we would call
their attention'to what is being done
in, the mining communities of the
province of Nova Scotia.
. The Department of Technical Education under the direction of Prin. F.
H. Sexton, has drawn up courses of
practical science and drawing whicli
will be taught in the public schools of
mining communities in Nova Scotia.
These courses will lake the places of
the subjects of nature study and of
drawing'iir the seventh, eighth -and
ninth grades. It will not. be compulsory upon all students to take this instruction, but the classes in each of
the mining towns will be made up of
boys who voluntarily elect this practical training. The subjects outlined
below will, be' given by the regular
mining instructors in  the" employ .of
Low tariffs, high inr
ii'fs is no remedy for our 'social Ills.
In the highly protected United1 States,*
and In free trade Fnglniid poverty Is
abounding, unemployment is common
crime Is rumpiiiit, strikes lake place
and   lug   hours   of   labor   prevail   in
many plnces.
» * »
, If Andrew Carnegie should die today and be reborn tomorrow lm could
not duplicate liln aclilesenicntH In tlust eel industry. When he started In
to make n fortuu- lm had no gigantic
steel trust, to nip IiIh efforts In llm bud,
There wore uo great corporations to
compete against and no markets to be
Haelullut propaganda should be directed lo the propertylcKH rather than
to the propertied class. Thowh there
Is much lu soclnlism that coiuniands
tbo support of tlie well to do, yet tin-
realization of Its program, the enacting i
"Tlie increased cosl of living" is tho
subject of a concurrent resolution offered in Congress by Heprosonlntlve
Hull of Tennessee. It provides for n
joint committee of seven members of
the House nud five members of tho
Senate to investigate conditions arid
report upon thom, and as to what remedies may bo effected through legislation.    The resolution sols forth thnt
nrlffs or no tar- ll''"',n«' n**> I'"** 1- »-0"tnS ,ll01'° "nH
been an uduvnee in the price of commodities of from 11 lo :!<l per cent,,
and during llm past thirteen years of
more thnn ."(! per cent,, which is,entirely nut of proportion to the increase
lu wages, making li. difficult for mil*
litis of people to procure food, clothlnf*
and shelter consistent, with' their rent
ni   *    *
You give tlm priii'dng press nnd the
coul mines and rnllwyas to a hn of
greedy fisted men who want to mnko
money, You then elect men put it])
by those owners of the priming press
und coul mine**** and railways to make
yon laws ai-iahiHt yon. You Hum no to
the nwnerH of the machinery of production and '.I'.-tl; to be allowed in work
nt the machlno nnd raw malerlul you
have given to the Iioshok. Yon gel a
job nn condition thnt you will work
for JiihI enough to keep up your iiiiih-
cle so Hint  you can work a|;ulii and
and enforcing of working cIuhh iii.-uk- j«» l'*'1'"-' ">> <'"ll*,»'» «'«'•■-«■■ who will
.IIIII lllh <**, W()|,.( ln (|l(1 Hanl0 WM, T]u,n yoU
ores, will menu riding rough tdiod over
the iiitoreHiH of landlords, eupiillHlH,
monoy lenders aud their kin.
R. H. Marlow J
wntider how It Ih that your bosses have
tlu> pulaceH and tlm best wihh In the
ilicuti'fK and uutnmnhllfH and prlvnto
curs while you live In rented slmckH,
Hny, you working plugs of the Dominion of (.'unuda, you are the easiest ont,
If the plutoH hnd nny hpurk of num-
hood In Ihem they would be ashamed
to roll you. li Ih like --.leallng money
from babies.
First Class Union -toie carry-
Inn n Suitable Line of Xmas
Two South  Afnpan {script   for
2  North  Lethbridge,
1 Alta.
fhiki *#Mk 0^Ri M*** 09fi <_M*_i tf-PUMI
Queen's Hotel
Under New Management
Cxeoilent  Table and
all white Help
AUUlUonal Table for
98 Mora Men
On .1 miliary Ilth .1. T. tlrlfflths and
John Moxou wen- charged before Lille
livM »i-!Mi i*Hi***n*t***«fnt*i*'itltn» ncntiml    n
fellow workman and reporting him to
the company In -sueh a way nn to low**
him IiIh job. A committee of five wore
named uh per constitution, und niter
hearing ovld-i-nce pro and con cnmo to
'tin- lone-ltmlon tbnt irwnf members
wen- « dcliimen. to our local, and
i.)iould bo expelled j'rnrn our body.
This panned In committee unanimously
and the report wus ndopied by Lille
i/ical on January Hith at regular meet-
OLACB HAY. N\ 8., Feb. 3-Tero Is
little change In Dw tliii-tOon nt the
collieries In regard to the strike of Ihe
V. M. W. Th** work of evicting the
mm ft cm <*_rrij*»Tiji' hwa-ws *i!H £«#*
on. In nil run** tht» tinlnn Jut* film-
Inked them with houses* In other part*
of the town. Many of th**- move*** had
to be made In a downpour of rain.
tho department of Technical' Education and not. by the regular public
school teachers. Thus_there will be
a lightening of the burden of the already overworked teachers and no additional cost to the community where
classes are held.   "
Those youths' who wish to enter a
profession or clerical position will follow the general course as it is given
now. It is hoped that the interest of
the boys who are going to enter industrial life will bearoused and that tlioy
will continue iii school of tlieir own
free will, because thoy have a chance
to learn something that will enhance
their earning power. It is hoped tho
hearty co-operation of parents may bo
secured lo koop their boys in school to
learn practical things instead of trying .to get them positions in the mine
as soon ns ihey nre old onough to
pass tho 14 yenrs of ngo limit Imposed
by law.       *  '  , .
Drafting instruments and materials
will be furnished lo the students at
cost, The Depart ment of Technical 13d-
ucntlon will furnish drawing boards
and permanent furnishings that are
necessary to do the work. If students, do not wish Lo purchase Instruments thoy may rent tlicni for a nominal sum,
During the present year the boys
of'the seventh and eighth grndos who
wish to lake these classes will be
united In'one section nnd ihen will
be given grade examinations of different degrees of difficulty upon the
Hnmo work,
The course supplant Ing.drawing will
bo mechanical drawing und the sub-
Ktltute course for nature study will be
called mining science, TIiIh later
course couhIsi.h ot ilu< I'leniouiuiy phy-
Hlogrnpliy, geology, mineralogy, physics and cheinlHtry, iih especially applied to tln> coal mining Industry. Iu
tho nu-chunlcu) drawing the actual objects drawn will be those which aro
familiar to those employed nbout n
A tentatlvo outline of tho coui'hch
has been prepared and Is given below,
Mechanical Drawing; Seventh Grade
I .uio 1, Dse mul cure of the different,
liiHtruiiicutH* meiiHiiriiiK with the wale,
druwing of Hues, angles und circles;
llhiHt tut Ion of circular mensure,
Hut*. II.     (All drawings full hi-se.)
Simple plniiH of:
(I) Shaft key.
t'i) H(|uare anchor bolt washer with
CO 1 1-2 Inch   round slumped washer,
til llexngonnl blank nut.
(i'i) Dend   ond pipe ttango   wim tux
.',„;. ,i.
H»ite III. Lettering exercise on' a
Hfiuured paper; 7.1 degres plain block
Plate IV. Introduction of principles
of Tirniection ntid of bidden or dottfd
IIik'h; all work lo be third (ingle pro
jcctlotm; and nil full size, Plan und
elevation or section of the following:
(1), (2), (.1), it), name ns In Plato
Pinto V—lntrodurtlon of Ideas of
drawing to nrnle and the convention
for machine threads, /ll drawings
quarter si***-",
iI) Three form* of rlvi-tH. double
snap head, pan and, conical, countersunk and snap bi-ad'. 3-8 Inch boiler
plute, lap joint.
(11 4 In. by :*.•< in. bolt and square,
h<*-*d aad h-*xar<vna) nu;,
(3) Screw flange pipe coupling for
I 1-2 In. pipe.
(4) Rtrafftht spanner for 3-t Inch
Eighth Grade
Plate I. Review of the principles of
Seventh Grade and drawing to various
(1) S in. split wood pulley half
size. -
' (2)   Handle of Globe Valve nine in.
in diameter one fourth size. *
(3) Hope socket and three links of
chain 1-8 size.
Plate II. Introduction of inking,
(1) Flange shaft coupling.
(2) Details and nssembly.
Plate 111. Geometricnl problems,
(.1) Erection of a, perpendicular to a
(2) Bisection of an angle.
(3) Proportional Division.
(-1) Laying off a right angle by 3,
4 and 5 method.    ,       ■     "•
(ii) Exact method of making an eclipse,' trammel method.
(C) Approximate method of making
an eclipse.
Plate IV. Principle of-'oblique line
and plane projection.
(1) Pick point scarfed 30 degrees on
(2) Funnel 6 inches dia. drawing half
size, section 45 degrees to horizontal
plane.   . *
Plate V.. Principles of development
of surfaces.
(1) Plate development of tin'funnel, 6 in. dia. 6 in. deep.   -
(2) Plate development for 5 ft. stack
4 ft. 6 in. smoke box. Connection at-
different angl.es to show simply the
shape of hold and shape of smoke connection.
Ninth Grade    ' "  ,    '
Plate I. .Pillow block. Details and
Plate II. Mine Car; Details and assembly;   plotting of curves.
Plate-III. Coal output for the last
five years; plotted for each quarter
Plate IV. Exports and Imports for
last ten. years,. -.Plotting of Surveys'
'and Mine Plans.   -        "
Plate V. Plotting of^ hoisting slope
from the surface, !   ■   .,
Plate VI.J' Plot of: an underground
level .with, positive quantities on It.
tho positive ancl the" negative quantities. ■ - • \
* Plate, VIII." Plot of railroad grade
in comparison with actual earth's
surface.                                ^
Plate  IX.    Explanation  of circular
Hot and Cold Baths
The King Edwafd
Fernie's   Leading  Commercial  Hotel
The Finest Hotel in East Kootenay
J. L,   GATES, Prop.
• Teriary.—Pleistocene, Pliocene, Moi-
cene, Eocene.    ,. . ^
. Secondary. —Cretaceous,    Jurassic
Primary. Permian, Carboniferous,
Deonian, Silurian, Cambrian.
Movements. Contraction and mountain building, ^levation and depression.-
Folding, faulting, volcanoes and earth-,
quakes. *   *
Formation of Coal.—Accumulation
of vegetable matter and,their stafees
of conversion to coal. '
, Chemistry and Physics.—Cliemical
combination:' • Water separation into
its constituents, ,
Barometer; absolute temperature
and pressure. ,   '.
Weight of air for any temperature.
Laws of gas pjressur'e, connection of
pressure and temperature.
Steam boiler and steam engine.
Ninth Grade /    '
Geology. Erosion, Glaciation, earthquakes, folding iind faulting. Formation of coal, fossil plants.in coal.
Structure of the Eearth. —Anticlini-
cal arid Synieal folds. Upthrow, downthrow,"' faults, normal, reversed, step
faults, Washouts/' Rules for following the coal when faults are met with
Coal Mining practice and mining
terms: 3" -        '
"Dip „ .    .
Shaft    "
Slope .   .
Adit '*'
■ Summit
Slant   .        -
Switch'                             ' '
Air-crossing                         ■
Back balance    °   *       . «
--•   Bank head
- Boi-d ■
Brattice   "
.Boom  ,'
 -___.. Bituminous       .	
Victoria Ave.
FeknhVB. C
Fernie Livery, Dray & Transfer Co.
Contracts Taken
Including Stump Pulling, Land Clearing and Ploughing..-,   Let us.
" figure on your next job
Rubber Tired Buggies, New Turnouts
Rizzuto Bros.
measure. Simple plotting with protractor. Plot of continuous, closed
survey with magnetic, bearings.
Mining Science; 7th Grade
Physical Geography— Introductory
Geography, Shape of .earth, slue, rotation, day and night, land and water, surface, earth's crust, soil and
rock, interior, atmosphere.
Elementary treatment of. how rocks
aro formed,
Different kinds of rocks. -. Interior
rocks—Igneous. E.\torior Hocks —
Sedimentary.  .
Hocks—Classified as to Origin; Igneous—Granite, etc. . Scdlmentnry
Sandtsone, Slate, Limestone, Conglomerate.
Formation of Coal—Conl History In
j Its simplest* form.
Mineralogy—How    io know, pyrlte,
iinartz, ciilclte, mien,.,hematite, dial-
'copyrite. galena, miignotlte, splegclei-
sen, ferro-mangnnesc.
Matters.—Solid, liquid nnd gas.
Water for exninple! What Is in tho
Oxygon, Nil torch and Carbonic Ac-
Id.     Show the different gases,
Carbon and lis properties, combustion nnd whut Is produced.
,. Experiments with gauzes   and with
Principles of thermometer and barometer. Principle of Siphon.
Expansion and contraction with heat
nf rods, elf.
Diffusion of gnses,
Eighth Grade
Physical Geography:--* Knrtb solar
system, Sun shows u cooling body
that will finally have n heated Interior like the earth today; Chango of
Honsons hi relation to glacier, Ice-
burgs, etc, Atmosphere, frost, rnin,
Htri'iuiiH.oroslon, Ice, sen, notion.
Olaclct'K,--Tliolr formation nnrt action; (lliiclnl dehrls; Composition of
the cnrlli'H surfaco; weathering of soil
formal Ion of days.
Hoeks.--Igtiooiis--Quart/.* Granite,
Synllo. Sedimentary, Conglomerate.
Sandstone, mill stone, grit, Shale,
Slnte, Kire clay. ,
FohsoIs. Formation and slRiilflcnnce.
Tho earth's history nn (old by geol-
A full line" of shelf and   heavy   Hardware ' in stock together  witji a
. complete range of Stoves:, '•
Furniture Department
Our Furniture Department embraces .the
most unique and up-to-date lines.
Come in and liave a look ■>       °   *
-   •- -Chair
* Creep■
Cog    '
'      .,    Riff     • '
*   Kibble
Lagging ' - , ,,
Parting ■*
' Pillar    *
St earner
Story of a Mirte
Prospecting!    trenching   and    boring, shaft and slope sinking, timbering
levels, headways and rooms, pumping,
drawing pillars, falling in of the surface, ventilation,
Chemistry—Laws of combustion, oxides of Carbon and Nitrogen. Atomntic
weights an dsymbols of common elements connected with tho conl mining
industry, Series of hydrocarbons. Tho
flame tost of safety lamp for gases,
effect of C 0 present, etc. Chemical
composition of lignite, pent, soft coal,
hard coal, coke, ,
Naturo  of  explosives,    classification.
Illack Powder, constituents, and
manufacture, storngo and use,
Nltroglycerlno nnd dope, dynamite,
Permitted explosives.
The above worlc will be stnrted in
the Stellnrton nnd Westvlllo schools
when they reopen nftor tho Christmas
vacation and continued for the first,
half yen nis an epxcrlm.-nl to find out
the best w yato carry on tho work
next yenr. Only the .work outlined
for tho seventh grade wlll.be taught
tills year.'to the boys who decide to
take it up, It Is necessary for them to
puss In this work before going to the
more advanced studies which are outlined,
Tho totnl cohI of Instrument Hi pnpur
etc., for tho first two years will not
exceed tVift, providing proper care is
taken nf them. •
Draft Ing Is absolutely necessary In
nny branch of englneeiiiiB, nnd nny
Htudent taking » course In civil, mo-
Andy   Hamilton
Tinsmith and Plumber.
We can furnish you, with estimates in
anything in our line
Singer Sewing Machines Co.,
Fernie, B. C.
Why be without a Sewing Machine, when you
can get one for $3.00 a month ?
Wm, BAR T N, Agt. (North of.school) Pellatt -Ave.,
lianlcal, electrical or mining cnRlnoer-
Ing In college or university hnH to
spend on an average about four hours
n week for tho find two years of their
course, or the equivalent.
Big Saving
25 to 35 per cent.
Vou will .savo by buying Clothing from us.
Complete stouk of Winter goods*. Call and
see us before you buy elsewhere.
Sweaters, 75c, Wool Sox 3 pair SOc
Pure Wool Underwear, suit $1.75
Flannel SKlrts $1.25 each
Next to Uochcm'n Candy Htoro
N'uxt to NoHlitii-n 11 utdl
PUTTING your spare dollars
in the Home Bank is an
investment at full compound in-
hkad ornom lcresl-   &u\ it ditfers from an in-
• Kin* ati«*t w<Mt   vestment in this way: the money
Toronto can neVer be lost, and it may be
W. O. B. Manton   withdrawn at any time without
expense or formality.  One dollar
starts an account. Full compound
Fernie B. o.   interest paid.
Mrs, Wlso: 8o you aro Rolnu to
marry nnrt B<> to housokeoplnu eh?
Why, and you don't know tho first
thing about housekeeping?
Mlna Pert: Yes I do.
Mrs. Wise: Well ,1'd llkok to know
Miss Pert: Tho first thing Is to set
a man to keep  house   for.— Catholic
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"I hear Dinks t»y« rosnUge is a
'It was in hit cate. 8ho mtrrle-d the
other fellow.'
Alberta Show
Case Works
Manufacturer.)  of,
Calgary, Alta. i'
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So Says Committee's Report—The  Western
Federation  Men  to  Report Back
and Amalgamation Will
Doubtless Result
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J   tSUnCLay   OCnOOl   Questions, i
*_      iflT  On ihe Lesson by the Rev. Dr. Linscott for the International    %x.
J      11   Newspaper Bible Study Olub. y£
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INDIANAPOLIS, Jnn. 24—A resolution introduced at this morning's session of the annual convention of the
Miners is regarded as being of much
Importance. It takes up the matter
of a demand for an increase in wages,
and was introduced by lhe president
of the organization, T. h. Lewis.     It
' was read just before the noon adjournment and will be referred to the proper
v * The resolution sets forth .that "we
demand an increase in wages in each
. and every mining district in the' country; that all districts are authorized
and instructed to .negotiate wage,
agreements, but no district shall sign
a. contract until all wage contracts are
negotiated and that all mines shall
continue working after the. first of
April and continue working until the
Avage contracts are finally negotiated
.. pl-ovided the present." rates continue
untiLfinal action is taken."
' John , Mitchell,' former president of
the United Mine Workers, delivered
an address of interest to the members
. of the organization, including the matter of* accidents in ".the mines, the employment of unskilled men in the mine,
* and the need of "carrying on with renewed vigor the work of organizing
the miners,' in those districts that are
unorganized or poorly organized, and
alto touched on a-'letter which had
been written to President Lewis,   in-
' viting him to join the' National Civic
Federation, whicli invitation had been
declined by President Lewis.
' At the opening of tlie morning's session a committee was appointed   by
% President Lewis; witli the approval1 of
the convention to escort to the hall.
■ Mr. Mitchell, who Is'stayin'g at   the
messages • that had been sent to him
by members and offlicals of the organization.
After taking up the matter of the
contempt case against him, Samuel
Gompers and Frank Morrison, Mr. Mitchell took up the question of industrial
accidents. He explained his appointment to a New York commission to
explain into,the matter. The responsibility for a large number of accidents
can be traced to no one, he said. The
service on the commission had given
him" the opportunity to investigate the
matter thoroughly.  ,
He said that the miners might be
interested In knowing that more men
are killed in non-union mines than in
union mines. As the union Increases
Its strength the number of fatal and
non-fatal accidents decline.: Nearly
four-times as many men are killed in
the non-union as the union mines, he
said. '■ .'   ,      '' „*,'
Many  Men   Imported
During - teh last ten years the increase in the mining population,,.has
been largely through the importation
of men from the farms of southern I2u-.
rope. . The European farm laborers
coming to the United States becomes
the mine worker.
The great fatality in the mining industry of the United States can be attributed largely to, the fact, that the
United States is~ drawing too heavily
on unskilled foreigners.
■These men he said, take a place to
mine coal the same as a man who has
had years oi training. He advised that
mining be made a skilled trade. He
pointed out that in order' to enter a
mechanical trade,, it was necessary to
English hotel.' - Mr. Mitchell had bfeen
invited to come to the convention-and
delivered an address.
Telegram was read from Congressman. William B. Wilson, former secretary of the "organization, saying that,
lie would arrive In Indianapolis after
n the mining bill is disposed of in congress. The telegram received by Edwin Perry from Senator Dick, in
which he pledged-^hls support, of tlie'
mining bill, was also read.
Wrangle Over Delegate
Considerable time was spent in considering whether William Morgan of
Local union 1964, of district, 6 should
lie sealed as a delegate. The credentials committee referred the matter to
the convontlon,
The quostion was as to whether he
was fully paid up In his local, nnd
thoroforo entitled to bo a delegate, W,
Green and several other delegate's In
attendance questioned Mr. Morgan's
Mitchell Received Ovation
John Mitchell arrived nt the hall
during the discussion ns to Mor.gnn's
Btandlng. and was grootod with an lm-
inonso burst, of applause that showed
the high standing he retain*** among
tho mombers of, tho United Mlno
Workers! By invitation Mr, Mltcholl
cnmo to liidlnnnpollfl to addresH tho
mlnerR and from this eity will go to
Boston to attend n meeting of New
1-higlnnd men who will moot to iIIbcuhh
the matter of IndiiHtrlnl accidents and
suitable compensation for such accident.!.
Mr. Mltcholl was Invited to take
part In the Boston meeting as ho had
of rocont months served on a commission that Hindu investigation along
Honiowhnt Blmllnr IIhoh In tho Htnto of
Now York, having' been appointed to
the commission hy the Governor of
Now York. The commission was
the rosiilt nf net Ion hy the Now York
A motion wns mado that dolmte on
the Moi'Rim mattor ho closod and waa
adopted, The motion was thon mnde
to Rent. Morgan nnd tIiIh motion wna
defeated and his scat doclared lost,
After this mutter was dlspoHed of
Mr. Mitchell wiih presented hy President l.owln who mild no Introduction
waH neeeHHiiry.
•   • Mr. Mitchell Speak!
Mr. Mitchell was greeted with lung
HlinutH and hnnd chipping. He Raid
lie desired to express his appreciation
fur the greet Ing nnd the ninny kindly
He said that undoubtedly the miners were looking forward to a reward
in the shape of an increase, and that
in every'effort on their part to benefit
their homes and themselves the miners would have his most hearty support.
, Mr. Mitchell in closing asked the
delegates to carry back to their locals
his best wishes and hopes for a steady
advancement, _,
For Closer Affiliation
Plans looking to a'closer affiliation
or working agreement between the U.
M. W. of A. and the W. F. M. were
discussed at a meeting of the joint
committee representing the two organizations, at the Grand hotel yesterday
afternoon, and a subcommittee was
appointed to draft a definite plan. This
plan will be submitted to the general
joint committee representing the two
organizations, and'after approval* by
the committee will be submitted to the
convention of the United Mine Workers in, session in Tonilinson hall. It is
believed that the report will be made
The report is expected to outline a
closer working agreement between the
two organizations, including some method of mutual assistance in the work
of organizing.- The pre'esnt transfer
system of working card will probably
It is said that at the meeting, of the
joint committee it was the general sen**
timen't that an amalgamation of the
two organizations was desirable, but
that' thc time was not yet ripe for it.
It. is the impression however,, that in
course of time amalgamation will, be
brought about. ,Various features were
, Almsgiving and Prayer
6: 1-15.
Golden Text. Take heed that^ye do
not your righteousness before men' to
be.seen of them. Matt. 6:1.
Verifes 1-4—What definition would
you give of a hypocrite?
" If a man fIs really trying to be a true
Christian, but loves to have his good
works acknowledged by the • church
and the world, and takes pains to have
that done, how would you characterize
Tf a man gives more to religion and
charity when the fact is published than
he does when it is not known iii what
class would you place him?
If one gives with the motive of helping his fellows, and to glorify God, will
the fact that his beneficence is published displease God? Why?
Verses 5, 6—Give reasons for your
opinion as to whether there are those
today, who act as if they were righteous, in Jthe matter of going to church
etc., but who, are not actually truo to
How would you describe a man who
goes to church, or prayer meeting, in
order that it may help his business or
If a man prays longer in' publio than
he does In private, is he necessarily a
>Why does Jesus so strongly recommend private prayer, and what are its
* In' what class would you put those
private prayers which consist only of
reading, or reciting, set prayers and in
repeating a form of words?
Verse 8—As God certainly, knows
what things we have needof before we
ask' him, what is the use of asking?
(This question must be answered in
writing1 by members of the club.)
Verse 9.—Did Jesus give the Lord's
Prayer as a form to be used, or as a
model for comprehehslcvness and brevity, or for both, ,or for some other
What was the chief thing in the life
and personal testimony of, Jesus, that
a ito -should and may be the chief thing
in the life of every man?
Verse 10—What should we long and
pray for more than all else?
What would turn earth and its sorrows, into Heaven with all its blessedness? \    " -^
Veise 11.—Have"Christians a right
to expect that God:will supply all the
necessaries of life, and does he always
do_so.?_—, :—, 7 .
When a man's chief dependence is
upon money, what God, does he worship?
Verses 25-27—Why is bur temporal
welfare assured if we depend wholly
upon God?
What are the natural effects of anxious care upon a man's ability to make
proper provisions for the future, and
upon-his present peace of mind?
What is the only effectual cure for
the common malady of anxious care?
What are the chief evils of anxiety?
Why is dependence upon God impossible, while we are filled with anxious
care about our temporal needs?
.. Verses 28-31—In considering the lilies, their freedom from toil, . their
growth and their beauty, what lessons
may we learn of personal and perfect
trust in God for our raiment?
What is the tendency of perfect
trust in God, upon the habits of self
help and general Industry?
If a person trusts wholly in God, as
Jesus commanded and practised, why
is he as sure to be as perfect in his
sphere as a lily in its sphere?
■ Seeing that God is to all of us what
the most loving father is to his children, what effect should that have upon our peace of mind concerning future temporal needs?
What is thc root of all anxious care?
Verse.32—What is the fundamental
difference between a saint and a sinner? '      '■• \   -
Verses 33, 34—What reason can you
give, for the accuracy of the statement
of Jesus, that if we make the kingdom
of God and its righteousness our first
care, that all our temporal''wants will
thereby be provided for?
(This question must be answered in
writing by members of the club).
Lesson for Sunday, February 20th,
1910 *      , :       ".'   ;;
The Golden Rule—Temperance Lesson. May 7: 1-12.
ed that something be done so that every Tom, Dick and Harry would not
have' the right to come in and take a
job.   ■      - ■   , ,
Discusses Letter tp Lewis
He then took up the letter in the report of President Lewis, that-had been
sent, to the latter by the National
Civic Federation, iiivltlng' President
Lewis to join the federation, and the
reply,.of President Lewis declining the
invitation. Mr. Mitchell' explained
his own connection with the federation,
John Hays Hammond, ho.explained,
in his desire to hulld up the federation
liad written to numerous persons requesting tho,m to send in a list of the
names of persons eligible to join the
Senator llovoridgel he. explained,
had sent' In the name of President
Lewis, .which, he nddccl, was a very
natural thin*; to do,
Ilo said lio did not doubt that the
expression of President Lewis In refusing to join, the federation, wns an
honest view, but that. President Lewis
was not In n position to know as to the
offlcloncy of tho federation. He pointed out that tho-failures or 'successes
of nny organization could not bo judged by their failures alono,
The National Civic Federation Is
not lo be judged nny more by Its fall-
tiros thnn,,any othor organization, he
snld, nnd he added that the federation
hnd tried uimuccoBufully to adjust tho
differences between the steel corporation and Hh employoH, biit Its lack
of HitcccRs was due to futile effort and
not to no offort,
He then culled attention to some of
the tilings Hint lind heen dono for lnbor by tho fodorntlon.
Ilo nnld further that, the miners
miiHt hood IncrunHe their energy In t v.*
attempt to organize the miners of W.
Vlrglnln and other unorgniilzed mining
Tho Cost of Living
He renllzi'd, he Hnld, the difficulty
of currying the organization into new
flolds unl.-HH the necussary flnanelul
iikhIhIiiiuo' wiih given, uh well nn the
cn-nperntlon of the membership, He
then look ti|i Hie com of living, and
Hiild that tho iiiioi'Kaulxed men wen*
mueh worm* off thnn they, beontiHo of
no IniTcime |n wagcw to meet the in-
cr'-iiH-'d oohI of living. In speaking of
Dw beenfltH which Home iiiiorgiinlzed
men get through the organization, he
mild Unit Hindi men uhould iis-wlm In
supporting the organization.
What Aits You?
Do you feel weak, tired, doipotident, htve frequent lieid*
•ohei, coated tontfue, bitter or bad taita in mornlnd,
"hMrt-hnrn." belehln-*! of tun, nnld riidn-f* In throat iftrr
eating, itomaoh £naw or burn, foul breath, ditty ipelli,
poor or variable appetite, nausea at times and kindred
irraptomi P
If you here any conilderebU number nt the
■bore armptoma you ere iun*aria| from bllloui*
nasi, torpid livtr whh tadlfeiUoa, ar dyipapiln,
Dr. Pleroe'e Goldan Madioal Diaoovarr.is mads
up of tbo most -valuable medicinal principles
known to medioal solauoe for Ibe aermeneei
ieura of tiiefi abnormal enndhiona. It Is e mntt
ofteient lltar lnrl|orator, stomaeh tomle, bowsl
ref uletor and nerra strenfthaner.
T_e "Golden Medical Discovery" is not a patent medietas er soerat oostnm.
a loll list of its Injradlents baiof printed on Its bollli-wrap-Mr and etteetad
•under oath. A fiance at tbesa will show that it oontslos go atoohol, or barm.
hi babiMormlnf dru*fii. It is a ftuld eitract made with pans, triple-rtlMd
(f-f-wrW, nt rmrmr atnnt'th, trtxot tbe raoM ef native Ameritmn medleai,
forest plants,   Wortd's Dispensary Medical Asso-tlatloa, Preps., Buffalo, N. Y.
matter of a "fighting* agreement
tween the two' organizations;'
INDIAN'APOLIS.January 25.—All of
this morning's-,session of'the annual
convention' of the United Mine Workers of America in Tonilinson hall, was
occupied in a discussion as to whether
tlie delegates of nine local unions • of
Central Pennsylvania should be seated. *   ,   0
.When the hour of noon adjournment
arrived the matter was, not yet settled
and was to be resumed this'1 afternoon.
It was announced nt adjournment,
that because of inability to obtain Tonilinson hall this afternoon's session was
to be held, In consequence, at the German House.
■■ On one side of the argument as to
whether the delegates from the nine
locals should be "seated, there wore
lined up those, delegates who are opposed to Prosldont T. L. Lewis nnd
oii the other side aro the Lowls supporters. The nntl-Lowls men opposed
the seating of, the, delegates,
The contention ngninst tlie Beating
of the delegates wns that the locals
were not In, good standing with tholv
district organization on the ground
tlmt they hnd not, pnld cortnln assessments levied by the district, although
the books of tlie International show
that thoy nre paid up In their tax to
the International organization.
The (IIscurhIoii wns begun yesterday
afternoon, hut.'tho hour of-adjournment hnd arrived before tho matter
was settled.
Tho credontlalR committee hnd reported In favor of the Renting of tho
Frnnk .1. Hayes, who was one of
those who spoke ngnliiRt, tho seating
of the delegates from the nine IociiIh,
contended thi)t the majority of the
local in central Pennsylvania had pnld
the district assessment and that the
nine locals also .should have paid the
aHReRRnient, On the other hand n
numbor of the ilelegateH contended it
hud heen nu Improper nHHOHtuiiont,
Sewral Resolutions Filed
A number of resolutions have been
filed with the proper committees of
tlm miner* enn vein Ion, hut net prosen*
ted lo the convent Inn, Among tlicwi
nie vnrloiiR ones demanding IncreiiMi-R
lu wugos, und viii'Ioiih oilier mutters
are tnkon up lu the others,
One of the resolutions Hots forth
that "purmiunt to the fact thai the
prlcei- of iin'iitH nnd flour are almost
beyond thu reach'of the laboring people, and the large puckers clnliii iih the
reason the Hhnrtnge of stock, In the
■/'oin'ti*'- il'.'V'-'f"'.'", !f ff".''!"'!', rfin•".-',"■.'
woro allowed tn compete with these
packers It would tend to lower the
price of these products and he to the
benefit of all; therefore be It
"Resolved; That this convention
through Its legal repronontatlvoH, up-
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gress of the United States to remove
the Import duties on these products
until auch time as the prices become
such as will enable the laboring people
to purchase these articled."
Another resolution provides that national, district and MutidlHtrtft officers
of the organization be required to file
an onth of offlre that they will net nc-
rept any position with the real company .such an pit boss.atiperlntendcrit,
mine manager or commissioner dUflnm' j
the Interim of office. The resolution
further provldoa thnt nny officer violating the lorms of the resolution shall
Is God under obligation to supply us
with daily bread?
' Verse   32—On   what  grounds   does
God forgive us our sins? .
Does Jesus,mean here that God will
forgive, us exactly as we forgive others,' or is there a dlfierence?
Verse ll'..—In what way does God
lead us Into temptation?
Verses 14, 15—If we forgive our follows, is God under obligation "to forgive us?
Lesson for Sunday, February 13th,
Worldliness and Trust. Matthew 6
10:34.   '
February 13 1910
Worldliness and Trust, Matthew 6
Golden Text. Seek ye first tho
kingdom of God and his righteousness,
and all these things shnll be added
unto you.    Matthew (3:3;-!.
Verso 19-—Whnt would Jesus, have
evory man to consider as his chief
treasure?     Seo Matthew 0:33.
Whnt is tho tost as to what a man's
treasure is, or thnt, which he valueB
most, highly?
If Josus horo does not forbid a man
to provide In the present for the future temporal needs of hlmsolf and
family, whnt Is It that he dooR forbid?,
Verse 2p—What Is implied In lay*
ing up treasure In heaven nnd how Is
ll done?
Vorso 21—flow would you demonstrate that where your treasure Is,
there will your heart ho also?
Verses 22, 23—The "eye" Is what the
body booh with and distinguishes one
thing from another, what Is the faculty of the soul "'lieu answers lo the
oyo of tho body?
If the judgment is blused nnd the
codhcIoiico perverted, how would that
effect tho vlows which a man may
have of moral nnd Hplrltuiil quest-
Vorso 21—Wlinl iIooh the word
"munimon" Htnnd for here?.
Why Is It possible for a man to
Hervo both God and mammon?
How did,, you   cultivate   that
bautiful black eye?"   ,
"Raised it from a mere slip."
■   ; NOTICE
A meeting of the committee who are
working to raise a fund to purchase
artificial limbs for Master A. G. Law:
ley, aged four years, who met. with a
serious accident on the M, F. & M. Ry.
last September, aiid hns since been
unable to walk, was held at Coal Croek
on the'9th inst. It was decided lo
hold a concert In Pernio, If possible
and to open a subscription list, at once.
The commltteo would be very grnto-
ful If you will accept subscriptions on
tliolr behalf, however small, ns funds
are urgently needed for this deserving
George Finlayson,
Secretary of Commltteo
B. E." WALKER, President
Paid-up Capital    $10,000,000
Reserve Fund    -    6,000,000
Branches throughout Canada, and in United States and England
COUNTRY   RIISINE _ _   Ever>' facilit>' afforded to farmers and
111    WUkJlMliOO   ers for the.transaction of   their hanking
business.   Sales notes will bt; cashed or taken for collection.
RANffTNtfr  RY   MATT    Accounts may be opened by mail and monie.s
DAHfilflU 01  MAIL lleposIted or wltidniwn \n thLs w wifch
equal facility.     '     ,
L. A. S.  DACK,
Manager, Fernie.
In Hie mutter of nn application for
the Issue of n duplicate Certificate of
Title to Lots 0 nnd 8 Hloek 2 of Lot
•Si-inn Group 1  Kootonay .District  Mnp
Notice Is horoby given that It Is my
Intention to Ihhuo at, the expiration nf
ono niejith after the firm piihllfiulon
hereof a diipllcnto of tho certificate
nf* title in the iihnve mentioned lund
In the name of John Pndhlelanclk,
whleh eerilfloaio Is dated the IHth
October inn:!, und numbered yso.lA.
Deputy District Registrar
Lndy Registry office, Nelson, II. C
January Stli. 1910. fitlMJMO
(Continued on page 8)
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A. PIZZOCOLO, (Lesser)
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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You can get, many kinds of Fish at our Store
Fresh Salmon
Fresh  Halibut
Fresh Smelts
Fresh Herrings
Fresh  Oysters
Salt Cod
Smoked Salmon
Smoked Halibut
Finnan Haddie °
Holland Herring
AU these are choice stock and sure to please
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§ erection of our new building opposite the King Edward hotel.
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motors and generators. Soe us at onco. Tlio
powor will bo on soon. Estimates und export advice cheerfully given.
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advance. An excellent advertising
medium. Largest circulation in the
district. •■
Advertising rates on application
Up-to-date facilities for the execution
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'. Manager and Editor
Office Phone 48 Residence 9
It will be neci-ssarj (o have more
rooms added0to lhe present school
building, as ever since the opening of;
the school lhe rooms have all been!
overcrowded, Tho school board will j
have tb go to the council and-gat them j
to put a by-law before lhe people for j*
an amount necessary for thai purpose.:
Let us get. it done so that the work |
may be started as soon as the weather j
permits. ■ ■
v      *      >•.
J. K. Wallace, of the Free Press is
the latest to break into the theatrical
ring, and has grabbed 51 per cent of
the stock of the Fernio opera house,
lie is staging a large production of
Uncle Tom's Cabin, in whicli James
Hobertson' and Miss Irvine, of the
Press are to take ihe parts of Legree
and Little 13va respectively, while Mr.
1 Herbert Whimster has caught on as
one of the bulldogs. .lohn Gorle is
slated lo play the touching role of a
cake of ice In the river scene, At
present .Mr. Wallace is out on the
prairie after a supply'of grasshoppers
for a settling of ""When Reuben Comes
to Town."
*   *   *
Is anything being done  about the
night  school  proposition-for  Fernie?
We have not heard vany news relative
•to this very important proposition1 as
yet.     It is a subject that all working-
men should take an interest in because
they more particularly will  reap the
benefit.     If a good strong committee
were sent to Victoria lhe matter could
doubtless  be  very  expeditiously  arranged.     In speaking about the matter
Dr. Bonnell, who takes a keen interest
in  it, said that if a  good  committee
was_formed_,   he  would be  only  too
Whit. Brandon, one of the artists of the .splendid Eckhardt Theatrical
Company which goes to the Fernie Opera House for one week commencing
Monday night, February 14,,change of play each night,
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ -*•*♦«-»
The editor is not responsible for the
opinions  of correspondents:
Editor Ledger:
i Letter
Coleman, Jan.
pleased to'accompany them to Victoria
and  help the  proposition  along,
•j,    •>.    *
Since our last edition we have been
congratulated by many about our remarks re the post boxes, and free do-
livery. The matter is oue that affects the populace in general,, and
should be taken up seriously. The
Board of Trade ought to take the mat-
tor in hand and get in touch with Ottawa, so that something tangible would
be done in ihls regard. The present
system is utterly too inade'iuate for
a thriving city of the size and importance of Fernio.
Pi.       II       *!l
The coiineli havo increased the discount on electee lights; and wo now
have a very reasonable rale, This is
a matter on which ihe council deserve
congratulations. If wc could only gel
onough consumption of electric power
to ensure a day'system it would bo a
great thing for the city. Tho rato the
council now places on powor makes
ii ono third what gasoU'in- costs, and
Editor Ledger:
Sir: Well wisher asks space in Dw.
o •
Ledger to sny a few words in regard
to John Bulko's reply.
Second: lt is easy to observe that
it is someone that loves to hide behind
the scenes, and cares, to cover himself in the shelter of John, and seeks
to use him as an instrument to attain
his own personal purposes and ends. *
Who ever is this champion, he appears to act it badly, totally wrong in
=h js qij i=niisi u *v blundcr-i n **■•*= Uf*=1 itt io- in=
his,conclusions, and as a marksman,
very wide from the object of his aim.
It was never supposed that the bait
■which was thrown* would bring such
results, tho very required result, that
made it possible'to fathom individual
temperament and disposition in such
a clear way-as was exhibited In the
principles Ihat were seen in the contents of that article that appeared in
last, week's Minor. „
All thoughtful and sensible readers
will al a glance, seo the density of tho
writer; eoncptio'n of tho ethics of
morality, lt Is not onough to.say that
thoy ino poor, but the striking feature
of these ill-clad ideas are thoir complete absence of it,
Personally I do nol know much of
Socialiisin, but I don't, think that il is
a crime. , I am glad to admit ihnl I
reckon it an honor to be regarded as
one of the praying frnicrpliy; littlo
he thought of iho profound weight and
philosophy lie- convoyed In (his phrase
thnt lie so indifferently uttered, While
the writer niouiloiiod those seemingly
besides Dw saving ynu havo tho satis-1 .-siinpl_* words- prnylpg iwiM'acod fra-
fnido'ry sorvlco, which It Is Impossible j tomity, lie wiih uneoiiHchniu of the
to obtain from gasolene engines. We j jninhty truth, and tho great dopili of
know ihat by experience. ; thought ihat rang out willi those throe
*■   +    * j words,
The necessity for a r.cliool in Uio
Annex niuni bo more 1 linn apparent
to nny who will stop to r-onsidor that
and   sheltered   by, the  kind  hand   of
tliis institution, to be cherished   and
tenderly cared for. ,   But the writer
of the article sneers at the good man's
name and trie's to hold up his institution to be an object, of ridicule and of
disgrace, and scowls at its harmless
inmates  because  they  happqn  to  be
orphans.     The writer, whoever he is
nnd whatever his name may be, brands
on  the  mind  readily  that  his  moral
standard is not of the best, nor can
his ideals be regarded as sublime and
noble.     I do advise Bulko to beware
of men like these, and to keep away
from bad company, and sever his connection   with   those  who _t.ake   .upon
themselves the task of being his advisers, not only politically and morally,
but  spiritually, for  they    shamefully
blamed the priest because of the split
ancl   dissension   which   occurred,*'but
.this good man has proved himself to
be   above  reproach.      After    getting
Bulko to do for thom things,that they
"were-stshaitiHif" to—ilo— for-themselvesr
they turn around and ill-used his name
in .s'uch low manner by connecting it
with that meaningless rot.
R was an abuse to any good name
and insulting to John Bulko. Honest
John Bulko thpy say, yes, far too honest for thom1 to tread upon him, and
put his name to be subject, of ridioule
and fun for everybody .up -and down
the--Pass, Honest John Bulko, they
say to his faco, but in their hearts
they call him a fool. I aslc John lo
look carefully around him and see who
aro his real enemies, and who are his
friends. Thoso 'who press friendship
on lilm only seek to break and to destroy, which is a task that is at .times
easier than to mond and recover. It
Is easy to scalier but hard to mend
and gather together. And furl her the
finest establishments and the best, institutions can never be proof .against
tho poisonous fangs of bigotry, lot
alono tho TJ, M. W  of A.
Well Wisher
store-keeper In all its branches, and
to buy, sell or deal in, by wholesale or
retail, goods, stores, chattels and effects of every "kind, and to transact all
kinds of agency and commission htxs-
(f.) To carry on any other business,-'
whether manufacturing or otherwise,
which may seem to the Company capable of being conveniently carried on
in connection with any of the above
businesses or objects, or calculated,' directly, or indirectly, to enhance the
value or to render profitable any of the
Company's property or rights for the
time being:
(g.) To erect, build, equip and operate flour or other mills, grain or other
elevators, warehouses, houses, , stores,
and' other buildings and works necessary, or which the Company deems necessary"' or expedient for any of its
purposes: "
(h.) To acquire and take over, as a
going; concern, if the company deems
it desirable to do so, the undertaking
of any or all of the assets and liablli-
lies of Raymond, Milling and lSlcvator
Company, Limited:
(i.) To acquire and undertake, the
whole or any part of the business, property and liabilities of any person or
company carrying on* any business
which this Company is authorized to
carry on,' or possessed of property* or
rights suitable for the purposes of this
Company; nml to enter into partnership
or into any arrangement for sharing
profits, union of interests, co-operation,
joint adventure, or otherwise, with any
person or company carrying on or engaged in, or about lo carry on or engage In, nny business or transaction
which this company Is authorized to
engage or carry on, or any business or
transact Ion-capable of being conducted so as to, directly or Indirectly, benefit  this Company; ,     , r,
(j) To take or otherwise acquire and
hold shares. in any other company
having objects altogether or in part
similar to thoso of this Company, or
carrying on any business capable of
being conducted so as, directly or indirectly, to benefit this'Company:
(k.) To enter into1 any arrangements
with any Government, or any authorities, municipal, local, or otherwise, that
may seem conducive to the Company's
objects, or any of them, and to obtain
from such Government, or any other
authority, any rights, privileges, and
concessions which, the Company may
think it desirable to contain, and to
carry out, exercise ancl comply with
such arrangements, rights, , privileges,
and concessions:
(1.) To establish' and support, or aid
in the establishment and support, of
associations, institutions, funds, trusts,
ancl conveniences calculated to benefit
employees or ex-employees of the
Company, or the dependants or connections of such persons,' and to grant
pensions or allowances, and to make
payments towards insurances, and to'
subscribe or guarantee monoy for charitable or benevolent objects, or for any
exhibition, or for any public, general
or  useful   object:
(ni'.l To promote any company or
companies for the purpose of acquiring
all or any of the property and liabilities of this Company, or for any other
purpose which may seeTn, directly or
indirectly, calculated to benefit this
 / .*. /-«,.,, A.._l.. , ft..«;,rnl,n^n tnl.r.      r...
lease. or in exchange, hire, or .otherwise acquire any real " and personal
property, and any rights or privileges
which  th,e Company may  think neces-
- ■   / i
Tea acquires -.a flavor under the peculiar climate
of Ceylon that, cannot be acquired anywhere else on
earth. The delicate fragrance anddelightful aroma of
will please you.   Buy a package to-day. from, your
grocer.  -You'll like it! ' .
On first class-
business and residential  property.
Real Estate & Insurance
Cree & Moffatt
Electric Lighted
Steam Heated
The Waldorf Hotel
" First Class Accommodation for Travellers
Hot and Cold Water |_. A. Mills, Manager
Bar supplied with  the  best Wines,
Liquors and Cigurs
C.  P.-.R.
Low Round Trip Rates to
Ontario, Quebec and Maratime
Tickets-on Saie Dec. 1 to Dec. 31, in-
clusiev,- good to return within three
months, „  , '
Tickets issued in connection Atlantic
Steamsliip" BusinessT will be on sale
from November 21'and limited, to five
months from date of issue"
Finesf   Equipment.,    Standard   First
Class'and Tourist Sleeping Cars and
Dining  Cars  on  all  Through  Trains.
Wm. Eschwig*, Proprietor
New and up-to-date
Handsome  Cafe Attached
NLA. Kastner
Fire! Fire ! Fire !
The anniversary nf the grent
fire of August "1, 1908, is drawing near. Let us draw your attention to the fact that we represent 11 financially strong, old
established and well, known
Board Fire Insurance companies, also agent for the
Sun   Life,   Insurance
Company of Canada
We htive several'snaps in
Business and  Residential
in different parts of the city
New Oliver Typewriter
Machine given out on trial
Mo Charge
Cars   on "Imperial Limited"' and ."Atlantic Expuress" •
Draying |
§   Furniture Moving a Specialty   §
60   YEARS'
•heave Orders with W.  Kc.-iv
PHONE   78
,01 pupils nre now alii-ndliiK from thai
purl Ion of the elly, The most of
ilii'K** cliililn-'ii '.n* vi>rv yiiiuiR and Dw
.'net llnu ilie wnirnl s.'Ikj.'I is so fur
away, anil ihnt somcllnief* tlie children
havi' lo s(iiui"!  for  1"> or '_> mlnntuH
In tin1 cohl or rain waiting Cor a Ioiik
frclKht tu pull mil iiuili*''.'! thn parents
ii.-rvmm -ilinui li-'itlnn* ilifir nft'Hiirliii.
atti'inl at all.
i! I        '<
j The foolish, who linn his spirit mil
I v|slon shaded by Dw densliy of Ignor*
j niice, and clouded and darkened hy
| tin1 smoky columns of jfiilously, pre*
' Jiiilli'f, liiiic and i-fvenco, can new,-
! uppp >. uile the best llnu (lien- in in
I anything,, nor realize the value ol' iho
, most lii'iiiiiil'ul and precious iIi'.iilh;
I I'l'ins and pi-arhi and the ''oiit.'iiis of
the riihhlsli heap lire jusi the sain-'- to
lilm. I' Is possible Hint It never
-ini'-l* ihal wimple ivrlli'i- Hi:'I I'-i'tei'-
nliy is inn i-t without two faces, lhe
hi'-tli and ilit* low, ihe perlei-l and the
.Tlle Ice llllllvill^ .11  tlle link seenis IO' pl'l'lilll. the one di'M'i'lldlllJ.', lllllll lihove
liiiw pi'ovd a failure UiN year,     The ii lie other coniliic, from below.     If It
ciniM' Is put ilniwi lo ilie way In which; wan his Intention to siy inikliul thlngi*
l.iriOXSK TO AX ■■■ATMA-rilOVIN.'IAr.
the I'hior "at- Inlil, but ■*.•*■• cannot re-,
I'raln fiom ililtikliu; that If Hi" Hliailimj
rial; i-ol inure ail'-nllon and the curl-,
'un part of tlii- biiiiluesi* less by thei
inanui'cr, the patrons would luii'i- n;
lift Iim" sheet of Ice, To even Hcriipe
llll*   Ice   off   Oliee   (llll llll,   til"   "Veiling ,
would ■•.rently add to the comfort of j
the hkiiiers, Then' nn' a mout mini-,
her of people who hniiuhl season llck-j
eis this year and In-hli i that iiiiniv '
attend nightly, and If iln* rink was pro-)
perly lookcij al't-'i' inanv more would
attend, lint so I'm* proper care nml at-
ti'iiilon has not been r.hen to th" skat-
*    +    *
ilhOIII    Wi'llv, Ihllel1   be   lielel'   ullL'hl    10
liave used this term, for li lireiilis the
liiiriimny and spoils the < uncord he-
iweeii It and other words ilia! he used
hiieh an cur. traitor, lyliot, dirty, social-
i-«t, liariiiinlo shipment, eir.
The flr.-U llieiilloned term proves hi"
M>ud doubt ihnt UiIh writer has no
.-.plriiunl -onccpiion whin ever, Ami
iliei'i- Is another term vnlclnn clciirlj;
the *anie ihlur: 111 io 111 hi*.: iitoral siiind-
pi>!iii, thai is llariiardo'i' shipment.
Kind deeds mul iu-Ih of mercy count
for uoiliiiiK in this fool's eyes; charitable wiirkh and »-i-i-vli on of love   nnd
beliewilellee   ill)   Imi   appeal   tl)  llllll   ill
Hie leant dofiri'i',     flli no. (IiIh hooiI,
A. (!, Ilrovey, Uio encri;etic oiKiinlzerl siikiicUmis IiihI It m Ion Is a rilN|,nu'o In
,       ' , .  > ,,    ,    ,       ■ i
,11     I'|„IUU      I *>.     i.i.,.    Jt*. ,     ./. r>.»*«»'>'  '»        ..,.,..'    *.*|'......... It-     .,..tt..i    ......   .i^lt.i.   •,/.**
lm ;il ;\t  Heaver r'ri.eV    Min
Itlated III niemheni there, nm
H" In-
Mint lie roi a nood reception from the
inaiiiiKeiiieui, lie says Hie ni'*,**, iiieiii-
hern are n flue lot of Kond lulnlllKciit
men.    We welcome ihe new members
Willi  Hill   ln-hl    rt iMiri*.. ,
t< -■ Immune ev,-tet<vfM-*- find''"coff n*
the poor, fntlierloHH, moihei'loHH friendless, children, Home of them have
been abandoned by men of the will*
it's stump perhnpH, and found destitute by this worthy man, nud rescued
| lllllll   Ilie   ,t. IV,.-,   Ill    llllll*-','-!    Hill)   lli-itlll,
D impossible  to   be Well
It is impossible to be well, simply impossible, if the
bowels are constipated. You must pay attention to the
laws of nature, or suffer the consequences. Undigested
material, waste products, poisonous substances, must be
removed from the body at least once each day, or there
will be trouble. A sluggish liver Is responsible for an
immense amount of suffering and serious disease. Ask
your doctor about Ayer's Pills, He knows why they act,
directly on the liver.   Trust him.  j.c.AtjerCo.,Lnweii,Mau".
"(•<mi|iiinh'S   1«'(,  r*!l7."      CiiiiiiiIii.  I'ni-
vlui'C nt IIiKInIi CoIiiiiiIiIii.
No, .V,7
'Phis Is tu certify ihnl ilio -UlllMin
Milling and l.h'ViUur i'iini|niin', l.liiill-
ed," Is on(Imi le.. il anil ibeiiHi'il io car-
rv nn buslines wlililu ihi• rrnvlnc'.' ef
llrltlsh ''uliimblii, and in furry out  nr
effect all nV III.;.* nl Ilie nb.leels (if ihe
f.Vnnpimy to which the bu,l*ilailve aulli*
iji'lty ol' the l.i'Kislnliiie ••' MrllMi f'n-
I Inmlila   exleiiils,
| The head nfllee i,|* ilie I'.oniiUDV Is
Sllllllle   III    l.ellilil nil',''    ill   Ilie    I'lnVlliee
of Alberta,
The limiiunl nf the ■ milln! of the
('nnl pa liv Ui 11 lie Inn iili i il .in 11 11 fly tlmn-
Sllliil ilnllai's, illvhli,',il  line "lie  thiitlMllliI
five 11 u i- il rt il Minn." ei iinn buinlreil
ilnllnrs I'lich,
Tlm Iiiiui nli'lr-.! el' 'I,.' Ciimiiany In
11* 1 ,h Province In Miii,ne in the <-lty or
I'Viiilc, iiiiiI Sherwood Hi'icbincr, Snip It til-, whose nihil e-'i Is I'Vrnle nf unsaid, Is the iillorin*,v  inr the Piimpiiuy.
lilVi'li iiinlrl ill" li. i ii il lllld iii'in "I'
ni Hen al Victoria, I'ihvIiu'ii of Ki-lih-li
I'lilnmhlii, this Mb dny nf ,limitary, mm
lliiiiisiii'd   niln'   handled   and   ten.
(1.. f.t H, \, U'OIHTIIXi
llculi-'lnir nt .liilni Miicl. CiiiiiiiiiiiIi'i.
Till'   nlijci lh   lm    lllill'll   tilth   I'olllpill,',
hue I i i'MiihllH|mi| nnd  IIcciimi d niv
in.) Tn ni ri y .mi nil nr any nf llm
IiiihIiii (M'h nf milling and tlm mnaufac-
inrlni*' of ki'iiIii nf nil Ulmln nnd de-
-ei l|itiniiH   li.ln   flour,   itical,   I'i * i!   and
lltlli'l'   1 • 1 l.dlll'lH.'
lb, i 'i o carry mi any nr nil uf lhe
Iniiiini'SHi'**. wiinlesiih' nr vetnll, of urn In
UIHVllnllNelllrll, mul  the  llliyllllf, Ht'l 11 tl MT,
ll..,.).     .ll...     ■..ll'i'.nt,.   i..i.iinit,i.   ..in)
Ki'in'i'iilly tit nl In I? In nrutii, flour, nieni,
feed, slinrts, lirnu ami Kialn priitluctH nf
,lll Utlitbi nie) di'M-'rl|ilina, in build,
I'MllIp and u|it.'llitn Kllllll ol' fit lit I' t'le*
vntorc,   wni'choiiHfh   nntl     HtnrfduniHcs,
,.   I   I  ,      ,    ,.,.*,,, -it    ..ilMIn,*-   *, ml
cli'Vuinr Inisiui'SH nt I.eilihrltlK'c, und
I'lMcvvhen* In lhe I'ltivlncii nf Albertii:
(cl Tu carry nn luiHlni*NH iih whnlie-
milt or retnll Iniyci'H, Hcllci'K und Jeril**
i*i»i In buy, onlH, ('i»ttl(>, Iioi'iioh. hIiih-p,
live stoclt nntl ni'tiernl fnnn nml rnnoli
prntliifiN of every kind, and tn miry on
nny or nil nf llm liiiihif-ni.-v of f/irm-
him, nincbeiH, |>in/,ii'i'H, slnek lifttcili'in,
il.ilrymcn, prcHcrvi'il meal miinufiiftur-
fiH, fimni'i'H, prfiHi'iviTH, nml piicltcrH ol
ull kind* of provlnlonH anil proiluctH.
fi'llmonuciltiK. iitnalnKf, deiilerH In hblcH
fnt, iiillnw, Hrrcnci', nffml and other
Milium! products,-
(il.l To curry on tlm iniMlncMH of mnn-
llfAtltllciN of nml dculflK. tjy wlmle.
mtf nr r<«mil, In nr fir let nn*l protlurtH
of every Id ml and nature H,'bnlMOC'Vt;r,
(e.)  To curry on    tlie tuilnfiM    of
p.ary or convenient-for tho purpose!*, of
Its business, .and in particular any
lands, buildings, easements, franchises,
macbinc-ry,  land  and   stock-in-trade:
(n.*)' To eonslriici," alter, repair, improve, maintain, develop, work, man-
ngo, carry ont or control any roads,
ways, buildings, warehouses, shops,
stores, works or conveniences i whicli
may seem calculated, directly or in -
'directly, lo advance ilie Company's ln-
teresls, and to coniributo lo, subsidise,
or otherwise assist ur take part in the
const motion, improvement, maintyn-
ance, workliiR. mnnajremoiit, carryius
nut   or control   Miorcof:
(]i) To Invest and (leal wllh the moneys of iho f'oiiipn.iy not Immediately
retiiili'ed, on such s^curllies and in
such manner as may from lime to time
be determined:        o
((i'i Tn borrow ur raise, or securii the
payment of money in such manner as
the Compnny shnll think fit, and In
particular by 'ihe Issue of bonda or do-
hen lures, or debenture slock, perpemnl
or otherwise, chiti'K"i'i mion all nr nnv
of ihn Crnnpnny's properly, hnlh prcseni
and future, Inclmlinn lis uncalled cnpltnl, nnd lo redeem nnd pay off any such
(ri To romunerato any person, or
fumpanv fnr services rendered, nr to
be rendered, In plnclm; or nsslsiInK to
place, ur a'linriinUu'lntf thn plncliiK uf,
any of the hbares of I lie Comprny's on-
pllnl, or any debcnluri's or ntlinr so-
cuililes of tlin I'liinpiiiiy, ur In ur about
lhe furniatlun er priunnlliui nt thn Compiiny, or the conduct of IM business:
is*) 'I'n draw, make, aecepi, fiiiliii.se,
dlhciiiim, (ixetuiti! and Issue promissory
noli's, bills of exchniiKe, bills nf lndluiv,
w.ii iuul''*, bunds, ilcbcnliiii:-, aud nllier
ni'Kiill.-ilile or transferable Instrument,',
(t.l To sell, uiiirtffnue, lease, or other-
ivb-e dlspoi-'e ol Iho lluiIi'1'tnklniT nf lhe
I'nnipnny, nr anv pari thuimii, for auch
consldeiiillnn as tlie Compiiny hhnll
think III, and la pnrlleulnr far Mhiires,
ilolioniurcM nr sin'urltles of uny nlher
I'linipaay lmvlnw objects alloK'olhcr or
In pnl'l hllvdlur In thtiHii of UiIh Cuiu-
(ul To oliialii any pruvlslunnl or oilier ni'iler, or Aet or iirillnuiice. fur cn-
nlillni' ibe i'oiii|iiiny lo carrv nny of
Ha nlijeclH Itiln effect, ill' for iifl'ecllnii
nny luuillfli-iitlini uf the Cniupiiny'H
ciiiiMluitltin, or.for any ntliur purpuHi'
which innv HiM'iii expetllcat, ami In up-
liuse any in'oceiidlnKH or applications
width may '-"in, dlreilly nr liullrt't'tlv,
enlcliluted lo prejudice thn Cumpiiuy'n
(v,I 'To prniMiro the Coinpiiny to be
i'f'Klnti'1'ril or recoj;n)7.c(l vIhcivIipi'ii in
CiiiiiiiIii  ur abrotid,'
(iv) To do all or any of the iilmvu
Uih»i,"s eliltei* In lhe Dominion nf Canada, or eiKcwhu in prlnclimlH, aifniiiH,
1 .ill I till ml r-,    H.it-,1.'..,   ut    it,*,'! a ... ,   -*,.'.,
clUier   titiiae     nr   In   enntnnelliin   with I
iithei'Hi . !
(x) To do all Mich other thlnifH uh
Htf li*.fl<li>nlnl or rniwlnrlvo to the nt-
tnlnrni'iil of nnv of tlio'nbovo ohJootH!
fj'l To nmalmtmntn with nny other
runiTiniiv hrivlnu; olijt'otm nltoRiillmr i<r
In ptui similar to innse ot iiiih limn-
(•/,) To illHirlluilP any of lho property
of iht- Compnny In kind ainnnit the
(nn) If thoiiKht fll. to obtain nny Act.
ordinance! or ordor, dlw-olvliiK llio Com*
pnny nml r«-lneorporntliiB IU momboin
a« n new compiiny lor nny of tint ub*
JcetH mentioned In IhU momornnilum,
ur for rffiTlliur nny oilier mndiric-i-
llun In llm ("Joinrjun^'H ronnllliillon-:
(hli) Ami ll In Ix-tr-nlty .l-si-.larcil that
the inifnllon l* Umi xh* oh)i*pt» miccl-
rind In nnch vinrntrrnpli at Ihiu rlmimo
nlmll, *x-5#pt whtirft otherwlno nxprfiid.
*>«! In tfueli pAMKraphN. he In no *wl»o
ri'Btrlclt-d by reforfneo to, or In-
fnrtinct* (ri»m, lh" tuimn i«»l nny *»llmi
pftragriipli or the name of the compnny.
3 Through Express Trains Daily
Trade Mabk3
Copyrights &c.
Anvcns sending a Bkctch and tJesorlptlnn m»y
tiulclcty ascortaln out opinion froo whether an
Bontfree. Oldest nponcy for eecuriuff patents
Pntonta takon throuizh,Muim & Co. receive
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The Official Organ  of District  No.  18, U. PI. W.   of A.
Fernie, B.C.,   February  5th,   1910
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News From the Camps
From our own Correspondents
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James M. Stewart, firebass' In No. 5
mine, lias been appointed by, the government, ns secretary of lhe Board of
Examiners at Coal,Creek In place of
T. H. Knox, Esq.; who has gone to
Michel. .
. It will bo news to some Creekites to
know that the old timer (Teddy.) pulled out for Corbin on Wednesday morning. He said that he had a good job
in sight.
Jim* Macdonald arrived here from
Michel.on Tuesday. Come to stay this
time, Jimmie? ■
Don't forget the Lawly Benefit on
the,23rd.    Tickets are on sale now or
seats  may be booked at Bleasdell's
-drug store. .   A real good* time is assured. •   *
So your old friend Mac has. gone.
- Quite, true. ,. A. H. -McDonald left on
Wednesday morning for Spokane and
expects to proceed to Denver to take
' a position under Wi" Mitchell, formerly
of Coal Creek.
Bom: At Coal Creek   on the 29th of
January to Mr. and Mrs, J. J. Jones a
son.    Mother and child are both doing
1   Mr. and Mrs. II.' Ford left here on
.•^Friday last for Calgary. -*   They have
made quite a circle of friends during
' * the few months thy have been among
us, and are sure to be missed. Harry
has got.his old position with the firm
' he left when he came to the T. W.
- 'Company. '"      °    .   .
Miss Jennie Armstrong was up here
1  last Saturday visiting her uncle, Joe
Mitchell.   ' Jennie has been' down at
Frank the last few weeks. ,'- ■' °
The special train drew quite a number of Creekites to the show last Saturday night, and speaking from what
_ I heard many said the show was real
foot rail runs the whole length of the
bar and when it is all fixed complete
it will be well worth looking at. J.
Buckley, the foreman carpenter up
heor has got.the job of fixing it up(
and hopes to hae it ready at the end
of the week.
Miss Phllis Patterson was trvisitor
up here last week end.   .
The Coal Creek danciiig class intend
holding a grand masquerade ball on
the 17th of St. Patrick. . So get your
costumes ready and be there in first
class Irish style.  '
Tommy Thomas pulled out of -the
Creek on Monday night to try the city
life.-        ■      '
Evan Evans, the new inspector was
up here the week end going around the
John Shanks, Esq., has now taken
charge,of the mines and plant up here
and will be moving into the superintendent's new bourse shortly. He is
at present staying at the Batch.
Notices are out asking for names
of those willing to joint an amublance
class, , Now this is a good chance for
the men around here-and they should
avail themselves of the opportunity as
a.class of this sort is needed very badly around here, as first aid rendered as
son as possible will very often save
a great deal 'of pain.
On Sunday evening in the Methodist
church Rev. Scott will take as his' subject "Tho Dungeon of Doubt." Mr. J.
W. Quinney, Fernie's" popular soloist,
will sing.        '
First, class board and rooms at Fair-
clough's- hoarding house, Coal Creek,
opposite .'football grounds.   '
good. -" If the manager of the theatre
could get a special train every Saturday night'there was a show I am sure
it would bc'well patronized by the inhabitants of the'Creek.
Quite a number of day men are engaged in No. 9 mine at "present cleaning up and laying track into the second
incline. Tho management expect- to
have It ready for hauling coal    out
. within' -six weeks', which should increase the' output considerably,
Adam Watson was visiting his old
friends up heor on Tuesday.    Adam is
-.certainly looking very thin these days.
'"" Mr. anil Mrs. Vant and family left
liere on Monday for the const where
Mr. Vant has gol a belter position in
a large fir nithero. Mr. Marlott, has
succeeded hhn as dry,goods man at the
• T. W. Co.
, There was a nice crowd at the practice dance on Wednesday night. Pro.
Evans presided al lho piano and J.
Fouler ut the violin. Mr. i\. Ilubbert-
sy was the floor master,
Joo Worthing! on moved to tho cot-
(ago lately occuplod by Ed. Bridgo on
Wednesday, Ed. Bridgo having moved
his fnmlly down to Frank on Monday.
' F. TIppliis Esq., of Michel was a visitor at tho Creok on Wednesday nfier-
* Kd, Ciigllii head stable hoss up hero,
went down to Michel this week to doctor some of llio Conl Company homos
that nn* on Ilie sick list,down llioro,
Mrs. T. Wakolcin arrived up Ivm'-c* on
Tui'Hclny from Colemnn. They have
tnkon over one of tlio mnnll houses'nl
WolBli enmp.
An Kalian minimi C. Caravolto mot
with a pretty had accident, ut tho fool
of the iiidim. of No, 1 noiilli on Tin-**-
day iifleriimui. This Ih ii hcII" acting
Incline, tho loads coining down pull
tlio empty earn up, Ciiruvt'tto'H work
wan to take llio ropo off tlio loads and
fusion ll to lho empties and bell lliom
away. When lie belled thu empty,
trip a.wny tlm ropo gol. catmlit In tlio
switch and ho wont, and lons*onoil It,
and lliu earn went nwny liiRtiiully. and
boforo lm had tlmo to got out of tlm
wny the fill's.knncki'il hhn down und
pn'sHoil piirlly over lilm, Wlmn picked
up lie wns vory hud and on bolng inkon
to llm tlni'tort* lt wuh found tliut lm hud
two rll-H broken, hin log badly IiiuIh-mI.
nnd n nasty wnlp wound, Aflor being
ilroHsoil by i)r. Workmnii Im wnH tuken
down to thu hospital on tlm kIx o'clock
(ruin, On Inquiry II wiih found that
lio was progreHHlng iih woll uh could
ho exported.
I'MIhIo IIoi'kIiiiiiI; Knq,, ll 1't'lll (inllll.1.
ngont from HohhIiuiiI wiih ii visitor up
iltilu  tllll,   twin,  iiii>o  hUvlUK  ii   ii'O   vi
lho buy'.: had any '•pnrt- rnr.h l.vlnn
nround thnt thoy would like to Invent.
In n good ronl owl a to IiiihIiichii,
Whnt. wuh tlio crowd doing nroiuul
tho club on Monday nftornoon. Tho
IIcoiiho had como?    Oh no such luck.
On Wednesday, the 2nd inst. the remains of the late Felix Vanduren. were
laid to rest. The widow was too ill
to attend tlie funeral, but the 'two
eldest children were there, it being
___._o___theJamest_fu_nerals_j_1d  'in
witnessed in which the locals won.by
11 to 2.
On Friday night at the opera house
a pleasant time was spent by all those
who like to participate in the light
fantistic. Dancing was kept up until
a late hour.
v .Monday night at lhe opera house Mr
Clark's moving picture show was on
view accompanied by Albert*Allen,the
Scotch comedian..
Sorry to. report the death of Felix
Valduren, a Belgian who was killed on
Monday morning in No. 4 mines. A
heavy piece of rock fell on him and
death must have heen instantaneous.
Much sympathy is felt for the widow.
According to report she is now lying
very ill. He leaves a„widow and five
small children. I trust the-men will
show their sympathy in a practical
way as there is no more deserving case
1 know of in. the Pass.
■ On Sunday night the Rev. Murray
preached an eloquent sermon to a good
congregation. - He took for his text
the 23rd Chapter of Proverbs and the
23rd verse "Buy the truth and sell it
, Owing to the president of the temperance league leaving, town tliere will
be no meeting this week.' The commute is-advised to appoint a new.
president and to arrange for'a meeting
at an early date.
We are pleased do* learn that Mr.
Bowman is about to start work again.
He has been idle for several months.
Unfortunately he lost his foot with the
electric car. ' ,.
On behalf of our Belgian friends I
wish to state that the accusation which
is, brought against them is absolutely
not true. It appears that when the
rock fell upon Felix. Valduren there
were four Slavs who stood by and absolutely refused to give help. Mr.
Robert Easton had to seek help from
other men/ We do not blame the four
Slavs as they did not likely understand
what, was required of them, and it is
quite feasible they felt a little bit scared. Wo consider the Belgians some
of the most heroic of all men, and
ihey would not shrink from danger if
their presence was required.
This is an opportune time to call the
attention of our council and ratepayers
to the ^importance of our. cemetery not
halving,been closed in and made separate from the wilds of the surrounding hills. '  Several of our towns people
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Agents of the Dominion Coal
Co. of Cape Breton N. S., are
at work trying to induce miners of AVilkesbarre 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 Nova Scotia and at these mines
since July C with every prospect of winning, '■
Don't go there and try to defeat* your brothers who aro
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.' Labor papers, please copy.
tail in correct position on the donkey,
and A. L. Fenwick for, largest score
in hitting the coon, and correct guess
of the number of beans in the bottle.
A nice little sum was placed in the treasury. Mr. Roby aiid Mr. Wilcox as
directors of the various, games did
much to account, for the success of the
Mr, Hugh Gilmour visited Waldo last
Waldo just now looks like one large
skating pond.     Ice is everywhere.
Coleman for some time. The Rev. Mr.
Murray officiated, and the service was
held at the opera house, the church
being too small. Mr. Edward Holmes
•road the rituals of the U. M. W. of A.
at the grave. Most of ,the men walked in order back to the opera house,
when a meeting-was. held. Expressions
of great sympathy were manifested by
tlie brethren 'towards tho widow of
our late brother, Vanduren, also concerning the widow of brother Jos. Emerson, Eventiually it was decided to
substantially support the both families
by an fissosmnont of one dollar per
member for two months with the addition, of a committee of three to solicit donations from the local business
men and tradespeople, (he total to'be
equally divided between .the two families,
Tlio commit tee nre Mr, U. Holmes,
Messrs, Davis,'Glendeiinlng nnd T.
Wednesday evening n hockey match
was plnyed' by the office hands and
the gnosis of tlm Colemnn hotel, Coleman won,
On Sunday, the Clh Inst., the Rev.
Mr, Murray will preach on tho resurrection. Conic early In order lo obtain
seating accommodation.
At a class held on Wednesday night
olenientnry oducnlion is (might" by 1\
llyslop (oFlnlnnders,
On Thursday night nt tho club room
a similar clans is being taught hy one
of the school tenclmrH, Miss' Baxter,
At a ninniifior'H '.moling held at the
Presbyterian church on Wednesday
night. Mr, Win, Clegg wns unimiiiunisly
nppolntod nn the treasurer of the
At. llm. Iiihi iiK'uilng of tlm Hoard ol
Trado .Mr, Cameron raised ,im Important question viz., the goiicrnl hospital
for tlio iown nnd district, I do not
hit ond sponklng dlHparngliigly con-
corning tin- excellent, work thnt has
boon dono nnd Is bolng dono whenever
tlm ocoiihIoii iii'Inoh, Un fori mini niy nc
oldonlH occur too frequently, nnd thoro
Is grout credit duo lo tho workors of
('nloiiiiiii who lull luted mich a Hploudld
IiihIIIiiiIoii, nud inuiln many huitII'Ichh
lu order to equip nnd complete the
hiiiiio, hut wo Hhould rninoiuhor dial, iih
(ho town devt'lnpH und tho population
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Coli.-iniin hIiici; (lm present ho.ipltul
linn boon oroctod, tlmr-oforo tho do-
iniiiid Ih extension und naturally urn-
out, nud wo must not forgot llio lm-
portuiico of ii gonornl lioHpltal, lt Ih
oiki of tho mont potont fiirtonHn tho
IntovcHU of Immunity, nnd too much
cnnhol ho nnld with regard to efficiency and ucunoiiiy. n-vcry iiiiiortuii*
.•ilo j.i[*j'' (,>jj Ih.'.t jijeil!' will- ,'ijj ui'i'hl
cut or Ih Inld low with Home morbid
dlRriiii-.ii, bn ho Slav or any other nu*
tlonality, donorvoB tho moot up to
dnto convcnloncoH nnd appllnncoH. It,
Ih to be hoped thnt tho minors will not I
green sod have'gone to the trouble of
fencing off the graves, hut it seems to
be unspeakably cold when we leave
ihe graves of our friends bare and subjected to be tramped upon by domestic
and other animals. The cost of the
fencing, and of making the whole tiling
more sacred is not a great deal." If
t.eh above suggestion were carried out
it would add greatly to the respect
which is duo to the place where we lay
our dead.     The road leading to   the
be held in the" club room. There is
68 or more invitations out and a jolly
good time is in store, The motto of
the promoters is 'to raise funds for the
establishment of a "circulating library.
It should be well supported seeing it
is for the general good of the town,
and in this way should be a means to
the end of saving men from many degrading influences and making them
good citizens.     ,    " ,
It is very gratifying to note the action taken by a section of the hoard of
trade in trying to'secure for the town
a customs branch, due to the efforts
of Messrs. Manly and Brandon.'. A
petition has been signed and forwarded to the. headquarters.
I desire to call the*attention of all lo
the round trip which is being organized
by the Sons of England Benefit Society
of Canada. I may say that the above
named, society is considered to have
more ex-hearts of oak members than
any society in Canada. - They purpose
arranging a monster trip to England
next June. A favorable rate has been
secured for the round trip, and it is
estimated that not less than 10,000 will
avail themselves of the chance to visit
the old country.
. Mr. Jos. Morrison, wife and family',
monton in order to take up. business.
We deplore their departure in as much
as Mr. Morrison look a very active
part, in all good movements especially
will he be* missed at the Presbyterian
eliurcli, when-; he acted as secretary-
treasurer'for the church and, Sunday
school.   '
Our enterprising townsman, Mr. Hill
,is giving to i lio peoplo a special privilege by way of a guessing scheme.
Each person thnt will purchase, to tho
extent of two and a half dollars will
Miss Mary Gates of Coleman spent
last week end down here visiting with
»Mrs. T. Owens of Michel passed
through here on her return from a
week on the ranch.
The service ,of song given in the
Methodist church last Sunday evening
was/i great success. A very fair con-'
gregation was.present.   .'
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Williams of
Passburg drove in here on Tuesday
last, and boarded the local bound for
Corbin mines to commence his new
duties as superintendent of the mines
Mrs. Hilton went down as far as
Burmis on Thursday visiting with
Frank hockey team journeyed down
to McLeod on Thursday afternoon to
'play hockey with the McLeod team.
Quite a crowd went^down from here to
see tlie .game. Frank team went on
with the notion that they had' a snap
but they were badly surprised .when
the-McLeod team put it on them by 14
to 4.    •
Frank Team
Goal: R. McGowan.
Point: R. McMillan.
Cover: A. Hughes.
Rover. A. McGowan.
Centre: J. McLeod.v
Left wing: J. Miller.
Right wing:  P. McLellan.
Referee: Bert Slemmons ^of Blair--
moro. *        '
Frank ought to blow after tho game
instead of before.  '
If Bob was as good at hockey as he
is at,coal inspecting ho* would be all
right. "   '
Bank of Canada
Capital Authorized $10,000,000
Capital' Paid Up $5,000,000     Reserve ... ........ .$5,000,000
D. R. WILKIE, President HON. ROBT JAFFRAY, Vice-Pres.
Arrowhead, Cronbrook,  Fernie, Golden, Kamloops, Micnel, Myie, Nelson
Revelstoke, Vancouver and Victoria.
Interest allowed on deposits at current rate from date of deposit.
cemetery should be seen to at an early, ,
dnte. and' it should be made more pas-1 bo t'liRlblo to guess lor the prize which
sable and further the present condition!'15 ">*• exhibition m tho window.     1
of the track is most, objectionable.,      ! comprises a handsome range valued
On Tuesday evening nfier a splendid jil1 *"'''' „ n ,
song having been given by Mr, Webb'    'S(-'ws *0' ox-llenrts ot Oak members
and readings of an interesting charae-
Is an appropriate. name for the
quick action style of HOT
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.
§    The Leading Druggist •   Phone 118
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ter by the Rev, Murray and Mr, Wllllnms, several s-icpchcr by well known
gentleman," lt was unanimously decided to form a' literary, debating club
for the remaining* part of lho season,
Tho hon, presidents are Mr. Flu miner-
folt, who has helped to mnko the reading room a success, and Mr. Cameron,
with Mr, Wllllnms. prosldont and Mr,
Donald McMillan ns Hccroiary treasurer.
There was a break down1 in the Mo-
OMlIvrny nilno on tlm 29th, In commotion with the electric motor which
caiiKPil considerable diiniagc\ to the
plant, Tlm driver escaped with vory
slight injuries,
On Tuesday ovoninn iho first of n
series of literary society moot Ings will J ery,
and present members residing Iu Coleman and other mining cainps:—Thc
extraordinary amount, of work done in
tho year 1909: Number of communications 'received reached the enormous
total of lJilii.o.'S, an Increase of f>G,-
OH'J.ovor the figures for 1909. The
greatr-st numbor received In one day
was lll.SSil nnd llm smullest 1,762. Tho
average number of lottors opened in
ono dny wns G729.
Tho oiiiei'talunmnt. hold on Iiim Sat-
iirdny ovoning at lho Waldo hall for
tho l-oimi'l* of tho mil! was quite a
sticcosH niul wiih much enjoyed by nil.
Mr, l-'leuiHbiirf*-* won tlio prize for arch-
Mrs. McDonnld for pinning tho
M lTSSffi- ngha"m-or"Coiem"an was"iH"
town with an up to date photo enlarging outfit.
Adam Watson has'resigned his position as fireboss in Nos. 3 and'-four
mines here.
1 Messrs. Black and Bradley are doing
great business now in the bakery trade
here. They have splendid buildings
now and n new oven which has cost
IIJOO, and now thoy have started a gro;
eery business.
Edward Stacey lias recovered from
his recent accident and started to
work again.
The union hall commit tee were down
in new uiwn on Wednesday last selecting lots for the new hnll, for which ten-
dors liave bfcon called. The lots next
io lhe bank were looked upon very favorably,
The offering of iho ISckhnrdt Company I'or tho first, night, of their six
nights engagement at the opera houso
In ihis city (.•onimfiiiclng Monday night
Fobruiiry Ilth. will bo lho refreshing
comedy drama Paid-in Full, Change of
plays onch night, ■
III the mattor of uu nppllcniloii for
the issue of n diipllcnto Cortlflcato of
Title to Part (ill. foot x 132 fool) ol'
Lot ti Hloek -I of Lot G'lrili Group I
Kootonay DlHtrlcl, (Map 7:ir>)
Notico Is horoby glvon that II Is
my Intention to Issue at, tlm expiration
of one mouth nfier tlio firm publication horoof a duplicate of (ho Certificate of Title to tlm ahovo mentl(ii*.etl
hu In llio namo of JohhIo (llildlng:i,
which ci rilflcato Is dated dm ,,!*h of
July I'.mn, and numbered -Kiii'in.
Deputy District Registrar
Land Registry office,
' Nolson, I). C..'
January ill, 1910    Jit fil! I,I'l-.
<o    -
Heintzman   &
Lotus .supply you witli one of theso
super!> inst ninieiits -ind you will wonder how you ever inaiiMged to exist,
without one.
M. W. Elley. Dist. Mgr.
_ O-
Co.    Piano? <>
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They woro juni Iuih.v iinpiii'kiri« Uio iNinnd in the wny of nmklriK llio proHont
now bar nml fixturcH, wlilolinrrlvod
from tho llriinHwick Collotidor Compnny, Toronto, nbout. two woolen ago.
Tho commlttoo decided to fix lt up
now that thoy Imd got It. horo nnd
thon thoy cnn hcII soft drlnkH, and clg-
- arH. oic. lt. Im r.nrtnlnly n fluo jilocii
of furniture, bolng 18 foot long nnd n
fluo plate KhiHtt minor tlm wholo
longth of tho hack. Tho lop counters
nro solid mahogany. It lin« two refrigerators nnd two botllo rnckB at tho
back and 1ms a double copper work
honrd, wllh two drnlnnra, comploto.
Tho front of tho bnr nnd tho frame
nronml tho mirror in all witlnul ntftlnod
nnd certainly looks Rood.     A brast
honplfnl Into n gonornl ono, I tnko
I liln opportunity of HtiggontlnK thnt nil
tho workors Hhould cc-opornto with tlio
council nnd othorH who doslro to hoo
tho (own inoru fully equipped for nny
omergoncy. Judging by tlio wny tho
council hnvo workod of Into thoy do
not Intend lotting tho grass grow tin*
dm* lliinr ft-ut; Umrt-fotu It Ih Impctal-
Ivo that thin good movomont should
bo woll supported by nil concerned ond
thnt right early. 1 am pcmundcl thnt
tho public are waiting for n Rcnornl
movo In this direction.
Mondny night nt tbo rink a liockoy
match wnn plnyed bet-worm l-V-mio and
tho local team. An exciting gamo was
%amBaking Powder
is the most efficient and
perfect bf leavening agents*
No alum, lime or ammonia.
Saturday Matinee & Night l^ZA^l
J. M, Barries Greatest
Scotch Creation
Miss  Jeanne
Russell &
Matinee Prices
Adults 2Sc.       Children 10c
The Greatest Southern
Koiiinntic Comedy Drama
tu Die Livii Wm 1 .nod
Special Scenery, Good Music, Extra Specialties
Seats $1.00, 75 & 50c.
Plan at Bleasdell's
Mils Jssnne Russell in ''Polly Primrose" rnatinss and "Ths Li-itU Minuter,"
evsnlng psrformsnes at Grand Opera Heuis Fernie, Saturday Feb. 5.
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hot be permitted to hold office in the
organization again.
Another resolution expressed the
belief that the "Pennsylvania constabulary" is un-American and savors of
despotism and tyranny, and asked that
the convention urge the next session
of the Pennsylvania legislature to repeal the law creating the constabulary.
One resolution criticizes William
Randolph Hearst because of the troubles of the Western Federation of Miners at Lead, S. D.
Another resolution provided that international organizers shall not be assigned to organized districts unless
al the'request of the district executive
A motion that the convention of the
United Mine Workers of America go
on record as indorsing I lie Amalgamated Association of Iron. Steel and Tin
Workers in its struggle against the
steel corporation, was unanimously
adopted at yesterday's session of the
United Mine Workers. Tlie action
was taken following a talk by the president of the Amalgamated society, P.
J. McHardle, In whicli he told of the
struggle against the steel corporation
and of its importance to organized labor.
The first matter "taken up at the
afternoon' session was an appeal by
Mrs. Edna Irwin, who asked that opportunity-be given her to take up a collection to. be used in providing homes
' for working girls who were out of employment and that some singers with
her be permitted to sing several songs
for the miners. ■   "
Following her talk a motion was
made that she be allowed to take up a
collection, but that tliere be- no singing. There was a storm of protest
as the miners evidently wished to hear
the music. It was finally decided
that there should be both the collection and singing.,
The next matter taken up was an
address by P. J. BcArdle, president of
the Amalgamted Association of Iron,
Steel and Tin Workers.     ''
In introducing him President Lewis
said Mr. McArdle represented an organization that, was engaged in a hard
struggle with a corporation that was
reaching out after the coal interests,
'and.that,th'e miners themselves might
become engaged i'n a struggle with
the same corporation.
■   Steel  Corporation, Struggle
Mr. McArdle spoke of the struggle
o that is being carried on with the steel
■ corporation'. He said that this was
the final step in ilie effort of the U.
out of its plants. Three hundred and
thirty thousand acres of coal lands
are owned by tbe steel corporation,
according*to the latest reports. He said
tlie steel corporation dictates not only
• Its own policy but attempts to, ancl is
often successful in 'dictating the policy of other men in tlie same line of
industry, and overlooks no means   or
' methods that will tend to make its efforts successful.
He pointed this oui as a reason why
organized labor in general should be
interested, He said'ihni. the corporation was unable to handle some of
tho courts, and thut In Indiana, after
n fight of six months, the corporation
has been unable lo get an Injunction
in the federal court.
tFrom the mines of Minnesota and
Michigan to the mines ot Alabama ,he
said, it is the policy of tlie steel corporation to control all. Ho said ho
wished to express appreciation of tho
support, of the United Mine Workers.
Ilo snld Hint ul present there is u
fight on to see whether unionism is to
be stumped out of the greatest Industry In the country, In closing ho
nskod for the continued support of
the mine workers,
Savage Motion Carried
Following the address by Mr. McArdle, Cl. \V. Suvugo .delegate from Col*
imibiiH, 0„ spoko of ihe similarity of
interest of tlie Iron, hIcol nnd tin
workors und the United Minn Workers
iih opposed to the steel eorporiulon,
Ilo mnde a motion that, tho convontlon go on record ns Indorsing the Ah-
Hoclutlon of Iron, Stool and Tin WorkorH lu their struggle against the steel
corporal Ion, The motion wuh iiiuinl*
moiiHly ndopied,
Another motion wiih then mndo, embodying n contribution of $5,000 to the
Iron, stool und tin workers. It. wiih
decided Hull UiIh nml tor lio referred
to the committer! that had prevloimly
been appointed to Hike up tho appeal
of the giiriiicii! workorH of St, LouIh.
In P'spniiHe to a 'iiniHllon from u del*
•cgiilo Mr. McArdle Hnld thnt ho fnr iih
lie knew urine of iho Iron, hi .•(•I nnd
Hn wiirld-TH were inenibcrH of the Nu*
llunnl Civic Federation.
A icpri'HcnintlvK (if the Hoot mid
Shoe Wni'ki.'i'H Intermitioitul union ad
dressed the convention, urging that
the deelgates and tlieir wives buy only
those shoes that bear the union label.
He pointed,out that much of the shopping was done by the women.
The credentials committee reported
on several minor matters that It had
under consideration.
Following the report of the credentials committee there was consider*1
able discussion in relation to whether
the delegates from several local unions
in central Pennsylvania should be allowed seats as delegates. . It was contended against their being seated that
their locals * were not in good standing with their districts .although the
books of the international showed they
had paid their tax to the international. ,    "
The discussion was still in progress
when the convention adjourned for the
January 26 '
The adoption of the report of the
joint committee representing the U.
M. W. of A. and thc W. F. M. that had
in accordance with previous action by
the convention, drawn up an* agreement for a closer connection between
these two organizations, was one of
the important matters at this morning's session of the United Mine Workers of America. The report adopted
advised the co-operation of the organizers of the two* unions in organizing
the nonunion, coal miners and metail
miners in every section of the American continent. The recommendations
of the joint committee must next be
referred to the Western Federation of
'Miners. '
Another important matter that came
up for discussion under'suspension of
the regular order of business was the
matter of the interstate joint conference between the miners and. operat-
oi s of Indiana', Ohio and western Pennsylvania that has been arranged for
February l'.
, In, the discussion, which was of a
general and rather informal nature,
it seemed to be the general opinion
that the districts should stand together in the matter of signing agreements; that one district should not
sign a contract until all wage-contracts
were negotiated, but. the' discussions
were nto sufficient to form a definite
opinion along this line.
Delegates Not Seated
. Tho result of the roll call taken yesterday, afternoon was announced this
afternoon and showed, that the motion
to concur, in the report of the credentials committee, recommending the
seating of'the delegates from nine locals of central Pennsylvania had been
 rni. c —.tr,.*.— ...^ « .i-On***: „ ~„ :..~. , —-.	
—x-n-a—> ULc-ntt*j-j-*j& i—cigaiu&L- sii-aung"
the delegates, aiid 1,099 .in favor of
seating them. This was a defeat for
President Lewis and his friends.
President Gilday of District 2 of
central Pennsylvania, in which are
the nine locals, asked one of the delegates if the locals .would abide by the
laws of tlie district, and was informed
thai, they .would. ■
. He then moved that the delegates
from the nine locals be seated and
have a voice In the proceedings of the
convention, but  no vote.
President Lewis said that, the motion was out of order until the delegates
made satisfactory arrangements outside of the convention with the executive officers of the district and report,
back to the convention such satisfactory arrangements.
Letters from Operators
Prosldont Lewis road coinniiinlcat-
Ions he had received trayn operatorn
of Ohio and Indlnna, showing that tho
operators wore unwilling lo change the
place for the intcrstato conforenco
from Toledo, to Indianapolis, A letter liad boon* received' from I'. I-I,
Pennn, secretary of the Indiana HIiu-
mlnoiiH coal operators showing; that
thoy wero unwilling to change from
Following the reading of Hovernl lot-
tors from tho operators, lt was decld-'
oil thnt theer Hhould ho a suspension
from tho regular order of business to
discuss the mutt or of meeting with
the operators.   ,
lie Hiiid Hint till the district's nuint
stand togolhur Inst cud of one" light Ing
while another Ih working, lln'suid that.
If the nilnei'H laid down their !oo1k on
April 1, ponding negotiations, thoy
would be playing Into the bunds of
certain operators and dlerl Into Htuloti
that are unorganized or are poorly
orgunlzed Iho trndo thnt rightfully be-
longH to the orgunlzed huhch.
Ilo urged tluil, Ihe local unions continue working i^-fior April ! until wngo
emit met r are finally negotiated, provided the prcHcitt rittfH rout limit until
flnnl action Ih taken, He nlmi udvo'
en tod Hint un dlHtrlcl Hhould hIrii up
n coiitriict until nil wage coiitructH arc
in-got luted.
Should Appeal to Railroad -Men
In Hponl'ing ou Hie mutter, Diiticnu
Plain Talks to Women.
Children's Skin Troubles, Cuts, Elc
Bl. t»ry healthy oh-lld p-otr** thi-im, t-trtd
•■vary mothor hau to "put aomflthing
on." What do YOU put on?
Whon you put an ointmont on to a
ohlld'fl skin it poto into th-s blood
thrMijjh thn rx"mn bwr r\n n^rdy n*r if
you put it into tho child's etomaoh.
Did you over think of that ? How important, thoroforo, that the boIvo or
balm should bo puro I
Z»m*nuk ii abiolutely mires conUlni no
animal fit j nu minenil eolorlnjj rrutUrj ao
teld Mtrinficiiti' no burning untiioptici—ye*
it li *ntli«ptio I It it purely huibul, and
ILim lUDt-tn -til tbo uwiU af tho »klu ia llntl
■uperior tod All-powerful way ia whiok uturf*
alone provide!.
Children like Zan-Huk Wit became u eoen
u applied it atopt the pain and the imartlng
of the Injury or tore plaw. Healing thin teia
In l_m«_l»ul-r.
At- Uwmum imp kteeae. Vim,
McDonald said, that a committee ought
to be.appointed to go to every railroad
organization and make some arrangement so that if there was a strike of
the miners the railroads would not
haul scab coal. He said that he believed in an Industrial organization.
He advocated a closer affiliation between the Western Federation of Miners and the United Mine Workers of
America. *. „
One of' the delegates expressed the
opinion that if it is decided that all
districts stand or fall together then all
of the districts should be represented
at the Interstate joint conference.
Francis Feehan said that the miners
of western Pennsylvania wanted a substantial ^increase in wages, as an, increase of 10 per cent would mean only
a restoration of the wages scale formerly in force.
In regard to continuing work after
April 1, he said.he would speak on that
later, when tiie report, of the scale
committee came up. He said he believed that April 1 would be an exceptionally opportune time to strike if the
miners did not get what they asked of
the operators.
He called attention to numerous unorganized miners in coal fields near
western Pennsylvania and advised that
a large corps of organizers be at once
sent into those unorganized fields. After considerable' discussion it was decided tb discontinue further discussion
at that, time and resume the regular
order of business. ■
Committee Makes'Report
"The committee1 that had been appointed to confer with a committee of
the Western Federation of Miners to
draw up a plan for a closer affiliation
between the two bodies reported"and
the report was adopted.    " '
The - report recommended that, at
some time in the near future there
should be a complete solidification of
the two organizations. It was recommended in,the report that there be a
continuance of the present exchange
of cards. It further favored the cooperation of the organizers of the two,
unions in organizing the nonunion coal
miners and metal miners in every
section of „America. t*       •- .;
It recommeded to the Western Federation of Miners that thoy make application for membership with the American Federation of Labor, on condition that the present jurisdiction1 of
the Western Federation of Miners and
United' Mine Workers be recognized
by the executive council of the American Federation of Labor.
The rpport'declared in favor of.form-
ing , a mining department under the
American Federation of Labor to con-"
"tfol*'riiFTnfinngTinausn*y~df~lhe "American continent, along similar lines to
those departments which are now organized under" the jurisdiction of the
.American Federation of Labor.
It was provided further that in tlie
event that the outline was ratified by
the representatives of the United Mine
Workers and the Western Federation
of Miners, all details to'bring about a
better working alliance were to bo referred to the international executive
boards of the Western Federation of
Minors and the United Mine Workers.
On a motion' it wns decided that two
delegates should bo elected to represent the U. M. W, ut, Ihe next convention of tlie Western Federation of
Miners., , >
Mother Jonea Speaks <
After music by the Llanelly Roynl
Welsh choir which wns applauded with
a warmth that showed thorough appreciation, "Pres, Lewis Introduced Mother
Jones who misses no convention of tho
minors, Mother Jones arraigned capi-
till nnd net forth the claims of labor
to better treatment. She roferrod to
lho anthracite strike and tho Colorado
strike.     '
She spoke of the flniinccorlng ability of tho woman that attends to the
purchasing for a large family nnd said
such n woniun.doeH not got. credit, for
'what, she deserves, She criticized the
National Civic KVdonitioii nnd snld sho
would rntlier die In jnll thnn lo die
outing a men] with the civic federation,
Sho hiiUI Hho wns going to Mllwrmkeo
to orgitnlzo tho girls in the breweries
nnd thon she was going lo St. Louis
nud then sho wiih going lo tho nnili-
rnclle field to Hlrirl* another war "tf
you don't movo,up."
Sho snld she wiih In favor of tho do
Htructlon of the Jnils and turning thom
to HchoolhoiiHOH ami making tin? Jnllors
do nn lionoHt. day's work,
Sho congratulated tlio dok'RUtos ou
tho action thoy had tnkon In rngnrd to
tho Wostorn Foilorritlon of Minors, mid
said thnt the lime Iuul como when thc
two grent forces Hhould ho unitod nnd
work togi'thor.'
llufon* hor talk sho hnd Rrccled ii
numbor of her old frlondB, oven kiss'
lug om? or'two lowunl whom she Iuul
an oHpcclMlly warm fooling of r.-gnrd.
To Rcoptn the Cherry Mlno
A doHpntch ri did l,n Rullo, III., rend:
Aftor nn Inspection by Hinto mine In.
spectorH yoHlerdiiy It. wiih announced
ihut tho Ht. P/nil mlno nt Cliorry In
nil proluil'lllts* would bo opened Mondny to allow Dw recovery of the 'J 10
bodies reniiilnliiK In the ninlnrt-Tnuiiil
levels us a result of tho disastrous
iim ot lust dtil.
The I'lHpt-Ttors nud mine iiiuiuigoiN
tested tho temp.'rntur.*. tho nlr pressure mid tho gnxmlxturoH nt thr* mine
und while thoy found tho proHstiro u
trifle hlch thev atild lite Intni-lnr lrnnW
bo worknbli- by next wook.
Richard N'tiwHnm, president of Dw
stnto mining honrd will direct tho opening of tho mlno which hns boon
scaled for sovornl weeks.
Operators Getting Ready
CMICAliO, January 'iT—Prollmliuiry
stops for Mho formation of n nation-
wide oi'Kunl'/.uiIou of coul mlu,* oput.it*
ors wore tuken last night nt an executive meet ing of delegates from various
huu-'h nt tlm ConitrosH hotel.
Thc nmnlgnmntlon of tho operators
Is the first movo In tho wane con I est
(which opcratora and minora alike aoo
I coming wh»-n the present wat******- anrce*
• ment explros on April 1,
Coincident with the convention of
delegate operators it,was learned .hat
Chicago railroads, which watch closely the coal situation are trying to buy
up thousands of tons of coal to be delivered between now and April b, to
be in readiness for the suspension,of
the mines or the strike that may come
at the expiration of 60 days. '   ■"
Scrogga Explains Purpose
C. L. Scroggs. commissioner of the
Illinois Coal Operators , Association,
stated frankly,that the chief purpose
of the proposed national organization"
of operators was to take up and assist
in the settling of the question; of miners wages.
From other sources it was reported
that there might be an attempt to
make a general price raise in coal, but
the operators denied that tbey were
now going to consider anything except
the serious wage question.
Committees were appointed to work
out the details of the organization and
an attempt will be made by the operators to get the miners to agree to a
form of wage contract, which will be
satisfactory to the mine owners of all
the' coal states.
And the price of coal,' in which the
public is especially interested will probably not recede from the present high
prices raised artificially by the recent
storms and poor railroad shipment facilities. . '
"The best the public can get out of
it Is an advance in prices after the
first of April over those prices of last
year and the prevalence of "present
rates for the next sixty days, was the
way in* which one of the dealers expressed it.,
Fear Suspension of Work
A half-dozen big operators of Chicago after the conference talked of
the situation, and, while they refused
to allow their names to be used in an
interview, agreed that the coal situation was serious and that they expected to see a suspension of the mines, if
not a strike, before a new wage scale
was signed-sby the miners.
"If the miners insist on a raise of
prices of from 10 to "0 per cent, there
will be trouble, one said. That is
what, they say they will demand. As
far as the price of coal is concerned
it is bound to be higher,* for the owners 'are doing business now on the
smallest possible margin and it is
certain "that the miners, will have to
be given some advance in wages.
The   Best  Indication
The action of the railroads in trying
to buy coal for storage.purposes'is the
best indication of the gravity of the
situation. * No industrial companies
watch the labor situation like the
railways, and today they have tried
to place orders for thousands of tons
with the big jobbers'to be delivered
before April 11.
"Any relief from present prices before April for the consumer? I do
not think so. The railroads,; even
with the ' present favorable weather,
are—not getting—good-action-^on-rthe*
movement of coal on "their Chicago
terminals, and the increased demand
for coal on the part of Industrial companies to. provide against possible
mine troubles will tend to keep up the
LNDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 27—The convention of the United Mino Workers
adjourned until 9 o'clock tomorrow
morning after a short session to give
the committees time to make tbelr reports.
The reports of tho various committees were callod for but, none of them
responded, President Lewis said
that when the convention was in session he noticed t.hat somcof tlio members wore unwilling to absent themselves .from the sessions'. He, suggested that the convention adjourn to
give the committees time to prepare
their reports.
A motion was made by Francis Feehan, and adopted that President Lewis, Vice-President MeCullough and Sec.
Perry be added to the scnle committee.
A motion wns nlso mndo and ndopied thut the proceedings of the convontlon be printed In full,
Letters from Operators
Letters wero read from operators of
tho block coal district In indlnna nnd
western Pennsylvania saying thoy nre
unwilling to change the place of meeting from Toledo to IndlnniipoIIs.
One of the delegates asked what
would bo done If It were found thnt
tho convention could not, finish Its
work in time for the present, dato of
tho Intorstnto joint'conference on Feb-
runry I.
Prosldont Lowls said that he could
not answer tlmt ciuuatlon intelligently.
Tho delognto then suggested thnt ns It
wns evident that tho convention could
not finish Its work on time, tlmt tho
operators bo ronuoHtod to ngrop to
postpotto tho Intorstnto joint, confor*
onco one week from tho dnto set. No
notion wns tnkon howovor. ,
Tho motion to adjourn until nlno tomorrow was thon put nnd curried with
no opposition,
Expense Would bo Heavy
Ouo of llm muttei-H the convention is
ox peeled to Hike up Ih us to whether
nil tlin dolcguiort ntlondlng tho Inter*
iiiitlonul convent Inn should go to Toledo for the Interstuti; Joint conforeiicL'
which Is hoi for Fobrunry 1, Knougli
of    Dw    opurntnrs lmvo declined  lo
(■hntigu tlio plnco of tho mooting from
Toledo to Iiidlnniipolin to show that
tliu lntt'istnlivJoint conforonco will uot
bo held In this cliy, nnd somo of the
delegates to tho Internnlloiinl conven-
,iiuii hum; o.-.pruHbt.fi hid opinion (tint
' nil the ili'le^iicsi .vbtujld no to Titlo do
! during the convontlon nu nil tho dele*
juntos nro iuteiiisted In whnt Ih to bo
irtoiio thore.     This would tnonn con*
I sldornblo expense to tho International
! us railroad faros nro pnld by tho Internal ioii.il and the other expenses by the
Following tlio usual custom tho International convontlon will docldo upon tho genernl basU for tho wngo
denies throughout tho country for
those districts Dia contracts of which
expire April l, nnd following ihls convention thoro will bn tho Intcrstato
Joint Loufcik'Uci) ut Ibo milium nud operators of Indiana, Ohio and wostorn
Pennaylviinlii, Tho minora of th.-»-» arc-
tions will present thoir demands In
conformity with action taken at the
International convention. If th-**- op-
-■Tutors and minera of thoae dlntrlcts
fall to ftgrw and tho operators otter
aome counter proposition. It will   be
possible to submit the counter propo-
sition to the international organization
either through a referendum vote ,ora
called convention which may. if seen
fit, decide to accept the counter-proposition.        , • v. "   '        '    ,
Ten Per Cent Increase .
The conclusion reached at the interstate joint conference is in the nature
of a basis for the other bituminous and
block coal districts in presenting their
demands later to the operators.
It seems the general impression that
the. international convention will decide to demand an increase of at least
ten per cent., but it.is probable that
the scale committee will not be ready
to report to the convention for several
• Several of the committees including
the committee on officers reporfs and
the committee on resolutions are expected, to report to the convention to-'
The first matter taken up at.the afternoon session was the reading and
adoption of a; report by the committee
that had been appointed to take up the
appeal of the-Garment Workers union
and several other organizations. ,
The report recommended a donation
of $1000 to the Garment Workers, ?2,-
000 to the Amalgamated Association
of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers, $1,000
to the Switchmens union and $1000 to
the Swedish Workers to assist, these
organizations In labor troubles or dis**
May Not Have Been Miners
Under, the head of miscellaneous
business' there *was some discussion
over aq'motlon that, all delegates patronize union barber shops, but the
motion was tabled.
"The delegate who made the motion
said that he had been told by an officer of the local barbers union that
some men "wearing miners badges had.
been seen in nonunion shops. The
attention of the delegate was called to
the fact that a number of men who
are not miners were wearing the miners badges.
Secretary Edwin Perry said'that he
found there were a great number of resolutions—about three times as many
as at any previous convention. It was
decided that three additional members
should be appointed to the committee
on distribution, to assist in the work
of distributing the resolutions to the
proper cohimittees.
Gay Causes a" Ripple
There was a, ripple following a talk
by delegate Gay of "Iowa, who asked
as to whether the minutes, of the international executive board of the miners
were secret and whether a member
of the organization would not be allowed to see" them.
In replying President' Lewis said a
member ■ could not see the- minutes of
the general executive board without
the consent of the? executive board tto
do .so. ■ , ,,  - 7 -   '
He pointed "out that theVe had been
a detective representing some of the
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Office: Johnson-Faulkner Block!
Houw 9-12; 1-5; 6.30-1.30. Phone 72
B. C.
W.  R.  ROSS K.C.
Barrister   and Solicitor
Fernie, B. C.
D. E. McTaggart
L. P. Eckstein
■a      '     '•        .     ;
Cox Street Fernie B. C,
F. C. Lawe
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Fernie, B. C.
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ers in all kinds of Rough
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Send us your orders
Barrister and Solicitor
Office Henderson Block, Fernie B.C.
'-,    Hours 9 to"l; 2 to 5; 6 to 8. ,
Residence 21 Viotoria Ave.
'ioneer.Buiider arid Contractor ef
the last convention of the miners, and
that if it had been the practice to allow a member to,go over'the minutes
of the executive board it would have
been possible for the detective to have
gone over all the minutes.     Several
other delegates spoke along the'same
line as President hewis^andsaid that j
it would be unwise to make"1 the min-!
utos public property.     At the same-,
time he thought there would be no ob-!
jection to a bona' fide member seeing;
the records.     , ■ • ■   |
Among the resolutions that have re- j
cently been referred to the^iroper com-!
mittoes, but which hnve not been sub- J
mitted.to the convention for action, Is
one from the committee of locar2549
Indiana which sets forth that an Injustice is imposed on miners   whero
there is a dispute ln regard to whether   it   is block coal or bituminous,
where they  practically run -all mine
run, and the basis ought to bo on the
scr,eon basis, the    mining prlco    of
which shall bo termed by the actual
screening basis.
' "Resolved that, wo have 7 cents of
a' differential botwoon pick and machine coition mine run basis.
"Rosolved, that we as a commlttoo
favor a ulngle stiuidard lu tho bituminous district of Indlnna."
A number of the roHolutloiiH referred to the proper committees* domnnd
Biib.itniitliil Increases in pay, and bov*
oral of them not demanding nny Increase In pny, demniid a working dny
of six hours.
Ouo resolution nskH thnt tho.United
Mine WorkorH purchase a printing
prcsH'nnil do the printing for tho on-
tiro organization. Thut tho convention nppenl to congreflt- for the abolition of the nbiiHO of government by In-
Junction Ib the trend of nnotlior resolution,
,  15 Per Cent Increase
Ouo resolution nftor demanding; nn
IncrenHo of iri per cent, upon nil cln»-
hob of labor omployod In nnd nround
tho mine, iiwkn that, no illntrlct, Hub-
district or Iocnl union bo allowed to
sign or inula' any contract until hiicIi
tlmo nil mild IncronHo In grunted. Snld
IncroiiHon to Includo all districth In
which witgu conlraclh oscplro March
ill, 1910. The OHtubllflhniont or tho
Initiative nnd roforeiidiiiii by tho U,
M. W/Ih culled for fn /inothor resolution,
'AniithiM' rcHoIutlnii iihRh thut Iho
convontlon express Itself In favor of
tho oiinotnii .it of an old ago ponBlon
law by congrcfiH nnd petition congrcHH
to uiiiict »urh n law.
Ono nf Dw roHoIiitIons from n Iocnl
In tlm Plttvhiini' dlntrlof rnrtdnrrmq llio
use of electricity lu thn mining nf conl
iu iiun.'a whoro tho iinnciH are compelled to use tho "HO-ciillod Hiifoty ox*
plonlvo," nnd nnV.ii tho convention to
give the minors of tho Pittsburg district Its mipport iilonn; thlH linn,
"T1..il   on   nml  nfli.i- .\'i*'ll   !_  H'lO,  J}.1"
entire United Mlno WorkorH of Amur-
leu stop work except thoao who hove
contrncts beyond thnt lime, until con*
trnctH nro signed," Is tho roqucst of n
Ono of the resolutions providos for
nn nniPfidrnonf to the Intorrmtlonnl
constitution so thut i:"It shall bo tho
duty of tho auditors to examlno Into
tho cost nnd pontaKe expenses of our
offlcnu and If It* bo found that chnrgos
.iiivf*- been paid on any campaign liter-
aturn for International offices out of
tho International funds, auch chnrgos
ahall •ronniltuii" -»ri offence against our
r-- .- ■ ■■*-■!>    *  - - -     ■ \ • ■
Only those who suffer from Piles
can know the agony-, the burning,
throbbing, shooting, stabbing pains
which the ailment causes, ana the
way it wracks the sufferer's life.
/Cam-Buk ii blessed by thousands*
who used to sufler from piles, but
whora< it has cured. One such grateful
person is Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor, of
Greenwoo'l Avenue, Toronto. ' She
says:—" For four long years I suffered
acutely from bleeding piles. During
that time I spent an immense amount of
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laws,and said officer shall be expelled
from membership and' the right to
hold office in our'organization."
* A demand for more international organizers in West Virginia is the trend
of a resolution.    . *
•A letter from Thomas R. Shipp, executive secretary of the National Conservation Association, is included in
the resolutions. It calls attention tb
the fact that the United Mine Workers organization is entitled'to representation and is expected to ,send delegates.    ■   - '*.    "
One resolution asks that the expense
of; publishing and distributing the United Mine Workers Journal be paid out
of the per capita tax received by the
International treasury, and also asks
that the paper be printed in Italian
and Polish.
That the national organization shall
use every effort to build up the membership of District No. 20 is the trend
of a resolution from'Blocton, Ala.
"If I can prove the truth of my
statement then"President Lewis shall
resign, and if I can't then I shall resign."
This was the proposition made on
the floor of the convention of. tihe*
Miners this morning by Van Bittner,
vice-president,of the Pittsburg district.
He was referring to a statement he
had made to the effect that a settlement reached between the Pittsburg
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there had been a single settlement contrary to the contract nr the,Pittsburg
district, and said that., if Van Bittner
could not furnish proof of his. statement to this effect it was time that
he was put out of the convention. He
charged that Van Bittner had perjured
himself in the Pittsburg district.
-. Other speakers supported President
Lewis and said that when Van Bittner
said that*'■ the-agreemnt reached*'with
the Pittsburg Coal Company had been
in violation of the1 Pittsburg contract
he was misrepresenting the facts* of
the case. "
■■ Van Bittner's Proposition •
* Van Bittner proposed that if lie can
prove his statement, in regard to the
settlement with, the Pittsburg Coal
Company having been in' violation of
the Pittsburg contract,*then.President
Lewis should resign, and if he could
not prove his charge then he would resign.        •
W. Fairley. who was one of the international board members who had
arranged the conference with the Pittsburg Coal Company looking to a-
settlement of the differences spoke in
support of the position of President
.Feehan Makes Statement
Feehan'again obtained tlie floor and
contended that there had been a violation of the Pittsburg contract in the
agreement reached with the Pittsburg
Coal Company. - . •■ ,
Feehan said that if President Lewis
had not interfered in the matter at the
request of the coal company the dis*
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Tlie truth of his statement was challenged' by President Lewis who charged'that Bittner had perjured himself
in western Pennsylvania. , President
Lewis hotly denied the statement and
challenged Bittner to offer proof in
support of it.  *
President Lewis assited in the settlement of the various'questions between the Pittsburg Coal Company and
its men, with the exception of the use
of the,hew, explosive which is not yet
settled. ' „   •
Feehan Starts Trouble
The trouble" started this morning
when Francis Feehan, president of the
Pittsburg district, opposed the adoption of the report'of the committee .on
officers, reports,,which had approved
the reports of President. Lewis, Vice-
President MeCullough and "Secretary
Perry. -    . -i;
. It was that part of the report of President Lewis dealing with the_situation
in Western Pennsylvania that Feehan
opposed. ■-       •'  *.
The report of the president set forth
that whilera conference was being held
Pittsburg Coal Company and'its men
Feehan terminated' - the negotiations,
arid issued a strike order. President
Le.wis then issued a circular to"the local unions advising the men to return
to .work ancl this they did. President
Lewis''then went tn Pittsburg and assisted in the settlement:'
The action of President Lewis in advising the men to return to work and
the settlement reached with the Pittsburg Coal Company were the subjects
of the attack, President Lewis in his
report stated that he assured the men
that if'they returned to work their interests would he protected, but Feehan charged that President Lewis had
protected the interests of the coal company rather thnn the interests of the
Feehan said that ho wished"io oppose amotion to adopt the report of the
committee on officers reports and that
he wished lo explain the situation In
western Pennsylvania. lie contended Unit the introduction of the; now
safety explosive iu western Pennsyl-
vnniu resulted prnotieally In tt roductlon in wages.
He said there wore disadvantages
in the use of this new explosive iu addition to die increased cost of it, and
thut. ith use nieni'i a reduction in the
earnings of iho men.
He nnld tlmt a conlrnct 'hud boon
violated tn curtain mines in Dw I'llu:*
burg district nnd llnu n mrilio hnd
boon ordorod, hut Unit President Lewis
had Issued a siuteniotit tolllin; the men
(o romnin ut work. Ho wild tlio
question was whoihor district officials
hnve n right to order a strike ngninst
it compiiny Unit hns violated ii conlrnct
nnd whether tlm liiterniiitonnl president, could (inlet; such men buck to work
without the authority of'the executive
Ilo charged Hint President Lewis
In his net Ion hud protected lho Inter*
emu of tho conl corn pun I oh ruthor thnn
tho Intercuts of the miners of tho dlHtrlcl, und Unit Hie president's net* was
condemned by the mon lu woHtorn
Says Constitution wns Violated
On tlio oihor hnnd It wiih assorted
Unit tlm action in ordering tho Htrllui
wns lit violation of tho Iniorniitloniil
constitution, im It waa a nintter thnt
directly concerned more thnn the one
district, and Hint while n conforonco
wuh heitiK bold with Hie PlttHburg Conl
Compiiny looking to a settlement of
tho grievances, tho district president,
Foohnn, had terminated tho ncgotln-
lions und Ii-Hucd it strike order.
In a brief tnlk President LowIb took
up tlw matter oi tne new explosive in
n*/'A**J■.■■r-H I'l'iiMyltunlii aiid ^olj-lcd out
that In his nnnunl roport to the convention ho hnd mild Hint the question
wa* not yet settled nnd should receive
the serious consideration of tho convention.
Ho poli-Hod out his position In tho
innttur nnd the support ho hnd received from tho International executive
board in bis action In regard to tho
striko. ,
Replies to van Bittner
PrfuWenf Lewis, nffer snylnnf thnt
tho explosive question in western
Pennsylvania was not yet seltled. nnd
thnt It must be -nettled before a wagft
eontrnct could be negotiated complete-,
ly in the Pittsburg district.
In response to some of the statements Attaching President Lewis mnde
by Vlce-Prc-sIdi-at Van BlHtjer of the
P/ffflhuru iffifrf.*i\ whn nnotrf. In support of Feehsn, Prtnld-ent tawls,.challenged Van  niltnor to show whoro
a satisfactory settlement with the
Pittsburg Coal Company, \Nrhile Feehan waa stating his position the hour
for,adjournment arrived and it was decided that adjournment be, made and
that Feehan complete his statement at
the afternoon session.
It was also decided.that opportunity
to address the convention in the afternoon should be -afforded to Congressman William B. Wilson, former secretary of the United Mine, Workers who
is in the city.
January 29
Turmoil again set in at this morning's session of the annual meeting.of
the Miners. A part of the tourrnoil
was due to the1 demand of some of
the delegates that there be a reconsideration of the vote that had resulted
.yesterday afternoon in the adoption ot
the report,of the committee, on'officers' reports, or that there be a roll
call, ancl part of the trouble was due
to the. thrashing out of a statement
that had been accredited to Frank "J.
Hayes,, newly elected -vice-president,
and which if true," would have indicated a desire* on the part, of Hayes to
ln-oak nn the convention. Haves mri-
phatically denied making the statement, and used the "short and ugly
Hayes said that during' the convention he had conducted himself as a
gentleman, and asked President Lewis if this were not true, but President Lewis replied that he could not
say it was true.*, President Lewis remarked-that he. had been told that
meetings had been held to organize
to break up the convention. After a
considerable time hud beon spent on
the matter a-motion looking lo the
appointment of a committe to lh'ves-
ijgate ancl report on the matter was
made, but no action wns,taken on it
Music by the Indianapolis ' News
Newsboys band was the first feature
on the program at this morning's session of ihe convention. The bund,
which was seated on llio plm form,
plnyed several selections which worn
applauded In a manner Ihat showed
plainly the keen appreciation of the
Congressman W. 1-1. Wilson wns introduced. ' Ilo referred io ilie hill for
the formation of a buivnn uf mines
ami mining, Ilo snld ihero wus likely to bo considerable opposition to
tlio bill and urged tho miners to use
thoir Influence to soouro its pass-
Turmoil Resumed
Prosldont Lewis snld'thnt there
seemed to havo boon dissatisfaction
yostordny aftornoon ns to tlio voto on
Uio motion to adopt the roport of tho
coinniliU'O on officers' reports, und he
asked If It was tho wish to hnvo n
roll cull. Rome of the delegates said
yos imd many said no, Prosldont Lewis snid Urn nnxi ordor ol buslm-hs
would bo the call for the report of the
cri'di'iitlnlp .'Oiiuniitoo. Several nf
the (lologntoti were clamoring for re-
cognlilon and President Lowls aald
that th" tni.'i! of the picks would get
the floor nnd not the district officers,
lio said lho mon nf the picks hud nut
been afforded an opportunity lo voice
tliolr sentiments.
Ono or two of tho delogntos arose
and said they were from Hie plelis and
believed Hint the delogiitOH from the
picks were not satisfied with yoslur*
day'H vote, and wished a division,
There wore some IiIhsoh nnd a dole-
gate nroKo to remark that geese hiss,
This wns supplemented by President
Lowls who said that reptiles, hh well
as geese, hiss.
Demands for Roll Call
Ii-iniandi* for a division or a roll rnll
were mndo by several   of tho   dele*
rntnu.     One deleifnte mnde n mft'tlnn
MeCullough wa,s then called to the
chair. He explained ,that first there
should be a vote by aye and no. If
that, was not' satisfactory then there
should be a standing vote, and if it
was impossible thus to determine, if
there was a call for it, there would
be a roll call.
The vote by aye and no did not settle the matter, but a rising vote plainly showed that the motion to adopt'
the report of the committee on officers reports had carried. Vice-President MeCullough then declared that
the motion to adopt the report of the
committee, on officers reports had
been carried. * .   7 ,
Other Committee  Reports
Under a suspension of the rules, as
the next order of business was the
report of the committee on resolutions
the committee on transportation made
its report, showing the number of delegates io the various districts, the
number of locals represented, the
amounts due them for transportation
and the number of votes to which they
were entitled. The report showed the
total number of delegates to be 1,119;
the total number of local unions represented as 15-15; the,total number of
votes 279S, and the total amount of
transportation for the "delegates was
§23,120.07.," The report was adopted; ,      , '  .
Frank J. Hayes arse and said that
he had been told that President Lewis had said'he had heard that Hayes
had urged' delegates to "stick to it,
boys. . We will break it up yet."
v Hayes said he wished to defend
himself as the statement was untrue.
President Lewis then said that he.
had been told that Hayes had told
some men in the rear of the hall to
"Keep it up, boys, and we will break
up the convention yet."
Hayes denied this and then President-Lewis said "All right, then, that
settles'it,'      ''«.„•
Several delegates shouted that this
did not settle it.' Hayes then arose
and denounced the statement as a lie
and said that eh was as anxious as
anyone to expedite the. work of the
convention. He' pointed out that after the lst of April he would be an international officer.
President Lewis.asked if any of the
delegates present had • heard of the
statement but none of the delegates
arose. He said he would , try and
see,, if he could' find the men who said
that they had heard the statement."
... Hayes had said that President Lewis'-had stated what he had in-relation
to Hayes in the barroom of a hotel and
in regard to this President Lewis said
that he had been in the barroom, but
■that he was not in the habit of going
into' the' barroom ■ and getting drunk
Pittsburg Coal Company-in regard to
local matters* were read by him.
Feehan said that the 8 hour work-
day^arid various other, matters are being violated. He said for one year
the miners had stood the reduction
caused by the new explosives, and
they are still asked to wait. He said
that when the settlement was made
the international officers would not allow, the district officers to be in attendance.        ■ 7
He asked if this would not excite
some suspicion and added that he was
led to believe there was_some sort of
secret understanding.
He said that he had been told by an
official of the Coal Company that an
understanding had been arrived at.
between President Lewis and the Coal
Company whereby the coal company";
would be allowed to enjoy certain conditions.-
Feeh'-in said, in response'to a question by. a delegate that his brother-in-
,la\v was part. owner, of one of the
mines "in the Pittsburg district.
Ed. McKay obtained the floor, and
after calling attention to the connection of Feehans brother-in-law with
the coal company, said that, statement
after statement had been read by Feehan in regard to grievances existing
in various locals, and then asked if
Feehan had done anything to remedy
them. He charged that there was a
movement to disrupt the organization
and that"'Feehan had acted In the interests of his brother in law.
President Lewis then took the floor
and said that since he .had been president there had been a coterie of
men who stood at nolhing io deceive
the men as to whether the international officers were working for the best
interests of the members.
President Lewis said that Feehan
had said that the international officers would not. let the district officers
be a party to,the settlement with the
Pittsburg Coal Company. He then
asked Feehan if he (Lewis) had not
called at Feehan's office before the
meeting when the settlemnt was made
in the ditsrict.
Feehan answered that the president
had. ' ,
President Lewis said he told Feehan at that time that the reason that
Feehan would not be a party to the
agreement was because' Feehan had
repudiated the international officers
by breaking off the previous' conference and he was afraid he would do'
the same" thing again.
President Lewis said that there was
another  story to  tell,  and  he  would
tell it so plainly that-any child could'
understand.    He then called attention
to conditions in some'bm the mines of
the  Pittsburg;,' district  that,  he  said,
as far as he knew,, Feehan had made j
no attempt to" remedy, although they j
were similar to conditions complain- j
edof-iii some of'the mines he ha,d
mentioned,     President Lewis took up
the"' various. grievances    that Feehan
hail"enumerated, to show the fallacy of
l.i'u   .-.floil-ir.n '    -   .
He said that Feehan had intimated
there had been some sort of private
agreement' between   President   Lewis
Duncan'McDonald arose and renewed-the attack against international organizers on the ground that, they had
been used by President Lewis for campaigning purposes. He read a letter
which he said was .not signed and
which was written as though coming
from a Socialist* and-asking support
for-William Green. McDonald said
he.was going to do some campaigning
but he' did not intend to do it through
the United Mine Workers Journal. He
said that action should be taken ■ that
would.prevent the United Mine Workers' Journal being used toward the
re-election of T.-L*. Lewis.
Of the American  FtHe-ation
and the president o fine Pittsburg coal
company, and said that a statement of
similar nature had been made by Feehan at a mass meeting ofjniners in
western Pennsylvania. He said- at'
the mass meeting he had Interrupted
Feehan and called lilm something he
did not wish to repeat to the convention. President. Lewis continued by
saying that at his request a committee
was appointed by that meeting, and
had looked into the mailer. President
Lewis thon read the roport of ibis
committee, which showod that Uio
commit too had called on the president
of the conl company and wore told by
him that there was no agreement he-
like-, some other members of the organization.    "   " - ■ .. • ,
President Lewis said that he1 had
been told'-further that meetings had
been held for the purpose of organizing to disrupt the convention".
Vice-President E. S. MeCullough
said that a statement in relation to
Hayes had been made to him by a
delegate and that unles sthis delegate
would appear before the convention he
would announce the name of the delegate, lie said the matter ought to be
gone Into farther and If the statement
wero true it ought to be proved, and
If if were not true then Hayes ought
to be cleared at once from all possible
Several/of tho delegates defended
Hayes, vouching for his character as
a union man, and protesting that ho  twoen himself and President
would not make a statement of that
sort,     It. was urged that, tho matter
be further gone into t.ho interests of
all parties. ,
A motion was then made that tlio
matter be dropped giving Ilnycs iho
liconfit of the doubt, but.ihls motion
was tabled,
Delegate T. R. James, an organizer,
thou got Iho floor nud said ihnt, ho'
had overheard a statement by Hayes.
James said as he was passing out of
the hall yesterday afternoon ho liounl
Frnnk".!. Hayes say "Stay with hor
boys; we've got them coming,"     lie
said if ho had misconstrued what Mr,
Ilayos hud said he wished to apologize
for  ll, ,    Mr.   McCiilIough   then   said
that .lames was the men who told lilm
about It.
Prosldont Lewis said his Information had ,not como from James and delegate Frank Smith of District If, rose
and sftlil -lint ho was Die man who had
told President. Lewis.     1-InyoH denied
having iiuulc nny mich statement    as
wns attributed to him,     In response
to n 'question JainoH said ho had not.
honrd  Hayes say "We will break It
up yot,"
,A delegate mndo a motion that   n
committee  of  flvo  bo  nppolntod   tn
mnko un Investigation of the mattor,
and bring In a suitable recomineiidnt*
lonlon, but no action was taken and
the convention adjourned until    the
Another 8tormy Session
A delegate nt yoHtordny nfturnoon'ii
HOMalon. leaned over the railing in the
biilcnny and cnllod out "I<ot*R hnve th"
police In here and havo order."    President. Lewis said that If ll was the
wish of the delegates tho polico would
he called in, but thoy wero not cnllod
,, It wnn a turbulent session and   It
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of Philadelphia;  Jos.- Fahy, Brooklyn,
T. -/.urhrugg  Watch  Case Co.,  River-
■side X. J.
C. W. Posi, Manufacturer of* Grape
Xuts and Posuim Cereal, Battle Creek
Fi brow arc: Indurated Fibre \\are
Co., Lockport, X. Y.
Furnituro: Amo-lean .Billiard Table
Co., Cincinnati. O.; O. Winner Piano
Co., Brooklyn X.Y,; Krell Piano Co.,
Cincinnati O; Derby Desk Co,-, Boston
Sentimental -<_fidiiea_ ii5
thnt thoro be nn adjournment to the I -«'*«int« un a w/nie hh tiiougu tnu gii
tuiimiiii Houso uiul thu men who won*
obstructing thu proceedings be allowed to remain In Tomltnsnn hnll nnd
hnvo a convention of their own hut
llio motion was declnred out of order.
•n,,W**tr, T 1 r,!hur,»i n«iM Mmf ho
wiu disgusted with the disorder nnd
wns In favor of the men who caused
nny disorder being put out of tho hnll.
Ho nnld thnt President l-owis hnd boon
elected and should bu treated with
respect. *
A motion wns mnde to suspend tbe
rules nnd Again tako n voto on tlio
motion to ndopt tho report of tho
committee on officers reports,
President Lowls said this motion
was out of order, and then sugRested
It would ho proper to mnVe a motion
lo hnve n reconsldemtlon of yeBter-
tJa-f'-s vote.
Th** mntlnn fnr rnonnnldoarllon wan
then put by a delegate In (his form
nni! adopted.     Vlco-Presldent R.  8.
H'3 id 1)jo (bhir:u:i)i would "In- troiu
to shreds !n nn effort to keep order.
Congressman Wilson was to spcnl. In
the nftornoon but ho did nol spoilt*,
the delegates wero too busy with lho
charges nnd counter charges.
Feehan Arjaln
Francis Feehan nt tho beginning of
tlio afternoon session, resumed his
statement In regard to the controversy
as to western Pennsylvania In support
of his contention that the settlement
-with tho Pittsburg Coal Company wns
In violation of tho Pittsburg contract.
Ho went Into thn controversy at
considerable length and mueh detail.
Ho took up tho matter of tho use of
thn now explosives, which has not yet
beon settled, to show that tho now oxploslvo reduces tho enrnlngs of Ihe
miner* uslnx It, and »!**o took up vsr-
lous othor phase*** of the controversy.
A number of statements relative to
Krievancrti of conl mines .against thc
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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.
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Seattle 10.15 a
Always ready:,ham sandwiches and
coffee at Ingram's.
For boys and girls sleighs try the
Trites-Wood Co.,,
Hot tea or coffee served at Ingrams
pool room.
Electric Fixtures, Depew, Macdonald
& McLean, phone 61.
Good Second Hand Heintzman piano
for sale.    Apply Ledger Office.
If you are a particular smoker get
your smokes at Ingram's.
Beef, mutton, pork, veal, hams, bacon, lard, etc., only of the very best.
Phone 41.
If you want the best buy a McClary
Stove. They don't cost any more.at
the Trites-Wood Co.
For a good comfortable smoke get
Dorenbecker's brands. They are
home product.
For Salo: Ten acres good land covered with tamarac and cedar, close in,
Apply Ledger office.       ' lm
Just the thing es*.rly iu the morning
or late at night: a hot' lunch at Ingram's.
- "A quantity of first class prairie hay
for sale at a reasonable price. Apply
to J. H.' McConkey, Cayley, Alberta.
Buy the Standard Sewing machine
there' is nothing to equal it on the
market-today.. For sale at the Trites
Wood Company.
Furniture, pictures, window shades
etc., a large and well selected stock,
get our prices.     The Trites-Wood Co.
Wanted: Experienced general servant. Apply Mrs. J. R. Lawry, Victoria avenue. '•/• 2tp28
' Furnished and unfurnished room to
rent In modern house. Telephone, electric Pght and bath.'Apply B. S. care
Ledger. , ' " 3tXP
Shoe repairing business for sale: —
Singer machine and all tools, first
class opening. Apply Box 170, Claresholm, Alta.      .* .
An assistant wanted to green house
business; would take improver or ap-
Greenhouse Company,   Ltd., care   of
District ledger office.        **    „
For sale: A good nine-roomed house
nicely located. Lot 60x129 fenced.
House all modern. Will bo sold *on
reasonable terms as the owner is desirous of a change. Apply Box 990
Gill Boarding House. A comfortable
home for tho Minor. Table board ?5.00
per week; meals 25c; room and board
by tho month, J23.50.* All white help, E.
Baylor and J. Ford,'Props. "2tp
Lost: Bunch of keys on ring between Dorenbecker's cigar shop and
G. X. station. Finder leave at cigar
factory and get reward.
.Children's piiif.fores, pretty styles,
and ladles overall aprons and kimo*'"
nas. Big clearance sale of' coats, furs,
and undorwenr. It will pay you to
como and Inspect our stock; quullty
the hfist at lowest prices. Dross hats
$■1 to $0. Our now store, iiist ouo
door north of King Edward Hotel. Tho
Misses Eulor. L't,
Ono of the most Intensely Interesting performances ovor witnessed In
Bolso was that of "Paid in Full,, as
presented at Penney Thoatro'by Kelt-
hardt compnny supporting Miss Josephine Doffry, It was a real privilege
to witnoss this grent porforinanco,
Novor boforo has a mock company
boon able to prosont such high class
plnys tho sumo as tho lijckliardt Com-
pany Is giving the thoatro goers "of
noise. The Captain and Uio Lady,
affords opportunity for high clnss acting which Is excellently rendered by
the l'.i'liluirdt Company.—The Boise
Local   News
The customs offices were moved into their quarters in the new postoffice
ou Wednesday.,
The members of-District 18 who
were at the international convention,
will likely be home on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Simister left Fernie on
Tuesday morning to take up their residence at thei rranch at Cowley.
The Rev. I. W. Williamson, superintendent of the B. C. Sunday school association, and former pastor of the
Baptist church here, was in the city
on Wednesday.
Invitations have been issued for. the
marriage of Miss Mary Irvine of the
Free Press staff, and Mr. Harry Graham. The ceremony will take place
in Calgary on February 16.
Joe De Lucas, the, city waterman;
has received instructions from the
city council to cut off the.wator supply from all those who a-*e three
months,in arrears commencing Wednesday,' noxt the 10th.
A five or six man picked team- of
bowlers from among the printers of
the city are ready to take on a like
number' of bowlers from any other
trade or calling at any future ..date.
A message to either the Free Press or
Ledger office will effect a date.
Chief of Police Robert Clerke left
for his home at Blarney, County Cork,
Ireland on Wednesday, having received a letter announcing the serious Illness of his mother. He was granted
six weeks leave of absence by the city.
R. Bowen is acting chief during his absence.
The splendid Eckhardt Company,
including the brilliant actress, Miss
Josephine Deffry, in an excellent selection of six different plays, comes to
the opera house for an engagement of
six nights commencing Monday, night,
February 14. Reserved seats can be
secured, now. Prices 15c, 35c and
Methodist church; subject Sunday
morning 11 a.m. "How the Church can
Impress the World." Evening 7.30
p.m. "Inquirer and Inquiry,"their place
and function in tho Christian Church.'
Preacher at both services. Rev. W. L.
Hall. If you come you will be welcome. At 2.30 Sunday school and adult Bible class.
If you wish to enjoy a most refresh-,
ing evening's performance see the
Eckhardt company at the Fernie Opera house in this city commencing on
Monday night, February 14th, for a
three night's engagement in a selection of six different plays never seen
in this city before'. *, Reserved seats
now on sale. Prices 15c, , 35c. and
costs up and including time.of application to. amend. After that costs
will be to the plaintiffs by amendment. .-.
P. E. Wilson
The hew schol.board met in the city
hall on Wednesday. The full board
was preesnt consisting of Messrs. A.
C. Liphardt. Thos. Robertson, Robert
Dudley, George Boulton and W; S.
Stanley,    - ,
A number of bills were ordered to
be paid, furniture for the teachers'
room was ordered to be purchased.
The janitor asked for a hose connection'for the basement, and his request
was granted. '" The secretary was instructed to urge the' council to purchase the lot now in the,school block
and owned by George Barton.
The council are to be approached
with a view to getting them to pur-,
chase a lot and build a ward school in
the Annex. Several other matters of
importance were dealt with. On Thursday morning the board visited ' the
school and looked over the work of
each room. Before leaving they
sprung the fire alarm to test the efficiency of the education along this
line. The children and teachers re-'
sponded to the dot and in less than
three minutes every child was lined
up in an orderly, manner outside of
the building. The board intend to
isit tlie schools at least once a month
and forward anything that will tend
towards the betterment of the school
.generally.     The school Is now under
very capable principal in Miss Hogan, and an excellent staff of clever
teachers are in charge.
School attendance for the month of
January, 1910: "
Div.    , Av. AU
 ■     29
As we grow older and the evenings
begin tojengthen and the leaves which
■seemed- so—thick—in—■youth-grow- thin-
and show the sky beyond, and those in
the'ranks drop away, and we come in
sight, as we all must, of the eternal
rifle pits beyond, a man' begins to
think that the most' precious,' more
lasting and moro substantial than
many of the objects of ambition horo,
is the love of those'we love and the
friendship of those whose friendship
wo prize,—J. E. Caven, agont Eckhardt
Theatrical Co.,
I will deal first as to findings
I find as a fact that thore was a
sale made to Ross' by Pollock.
Had this commlttoo any right to
deal with the goods other than as relief? *
I think undoubtedly they had so long
as the proceeds of tlio sale woro used
as a part of tho relief fund., In addition to that I do not think it Hos
with the defendant to ralso any question ns to llio plaintiff's right to sell'.
Tho only question in my mind Is the
defendant, having purchased goods,
who is the proper person to recover
This Is I think tlio entire rollof committee. -Tho plaintiffs In this action
woro only the agents of tho entire
commlttoo for corlnin purposes, and
nro not in my opinion lho proper parties to recover In this action,
I ■/111 allow Mr. II. W. IIorchmer'B
application to amend under lho rules
by adding lho executive com m It loo ub
lie desires upon proper consent filed
and will give judgment for thu amount
clniined, $290,50.
As to costs tho defmidiiiii svlll havo
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High class acting and a blending of
healthy humor, free from'maudlin sentiment will be the kind of attractions
the splendid Eckhardt Co. will present
during their six nights engagement at
the Fernie opera house in this city
commencing Monday night Feb. 14th,
Reserved seats can be secured now.
Prices 15c, 35c and 50c for reserved
An attraction of quality ana presented by a first class company is scheduled for Saturday, February 5th,' at
the Miners Union theatre,~\vhen Miss
Jeanne Russell and the new and
greatly augmented Jeanne Russell Co.
appear here in "The Little Minister,"
J..M. Barrle's greatest Scotch creation.
The play has achieved such world wide
reputation as being such a high class
and most charming play that it will
suffice to say, it is the leader of the
leaders, of the best .Scottish 'productions. The scenes all being laid in
Scotland afford ample opportunity,for
scenic effects, for which the Jeanne
Russell Company are already famous,
and the most complete scenic production and setting both alluring and charming, as offered by the Russell Co. in
their production of The Little Minister will readily be„ acknowledged as
the work of an artist and a past mas
ter of. stage craft. Miss Jeanne Russell has now the strongest'support of
any star In* stock companies. The company now comprises sixteen artists,
and each and every one of them the
best procurable. With the elaborate
scenery and the most complete productions, etc., the Russell Company, are
now tho most thoroughly "equipped Co.
playing western Canada and are conceded to be second to none of any company throughout the Dominion. The
above assertion is a broad one, but
nevertheless true and a visit to the
Miners Union theatre on Saturday will
verify the same. ' On Saturday at 2.30
p.m. a grand prize drawing matinee
will be held. There will be two prizes
one for adults and one for children,
each consisting of a free season pass.
Here is your opportunity. Will you
be the lucky one? '
The alluring attraction for the matinee will be 'Polly Primrose," the "most
beautiful and charming southern romantic comedy, drama of the civil war
period. The comedy takes place at
Primrose Mansions in Georgetown, D.
C, near the capital during a period of
two weeks in '63." Polly Primrose is
an ideal performance, intensely amusing and interesting with the most charming loveepisode ever connected with
a play, and will please old and young.
■Matinee prices, adults 25c, children 10.
Evening prices', reserved seats now selling at Bleasdell's $1; admission, adults 75c and 50c. children' 25c. Remember The Time, Tlie Place, The
Girl and the Two Grand Productions.-
One Week Commencing
Including the brilliant young actresa
Miss Josephine peffery
In a splendid selection of high class plays and an entire    -
change of play each night.
OPENING BILL MONDAY, FEB. 14th    «pflf-fl' ' j«      "pllll"
rr-zx&s&wj    "That intensley interesting comedy drama       ***•  &•***     *■*■*■     A   Ull
0i:*;i*'-dH< .
_■* ^ ■■_„-•  PRICES: 15c. for Children.    General Admission 35c.    Reserve Seats 5,0c
OLIVER J.   ECKHARDT Plan of Seats at Suddaby's Drug and Bool; Store
For Sale Cheap
9 Room all Modern House
Lot (»0 x 120 feet and fenced. Electric
Light Fixtures, Hot and (.old Water,
also Bath. Owner will lot go at a
bargain and on vory reasonable terms.
Apply Box 990 Ledger Office, Fernie
Send a Copy of
pogressive rernie
Your  Friends
Helps to Advertise the City
Only 50c. a Copy and 10c. Postage
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Crows Nest Trading Col
General Merchants
The   Store   of  Good Values
Agents-"Bell Pianos'* "
Sold on monthly payments
Victoria Ave.
Fernie, B.C.
Latest Styles in
Ladies C-dats
Ladies' $15.00 Coats          Now
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Ladies1  $10  Fur Ruffs    Now"08:00
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Men's 115.00 Overcoats    Now^$12
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A Great  Many Other Lines at
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McBean & Waggett
We are headquarters for Staple
Groceries. Prices are lowest and
Goods are of the best. Try our
Special Blend of Tea,    50c per lb.
We also handle the best line of
Men's Working Goods in the city.
Your Waiter
Wo never tiro of helping others when
they ask for good job printing.   We
oan tickle the most exacting typho-
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_______ partaken  of our excellent service1
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and you oan always depend on us giving your orders tha most prompt
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