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Industrial Unit;
■ST.-._ wUuiKib''
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The Official Organ of District Ko. 18, V. PI. W. of A.
Political Unity is Victory
VOI* V.-.-No. 24
FERNIE,   B. C, January  15th,   1910
$1.00 a Year
City Administration Has
Peculiar  Turn—Takes
Thirty Days
The civili elections took on rather a
peculiar turn this week. The people
of 'the north end held two meetings
to bring forward three candidates for
aldermen, as they considered from
their point of view that they' were not
getting justice'from the present council. This so incensed the members
of the present council that they all
went on strike, and absolutely refused
to stand for. another term. Mayor
Herchmer refused to stand unless at
least four of his previous council stood
with him, and no " other candidate
could be induced to come forward as
J Mayor.    - v    -
■ / .The ' nominations  closed with' just
four names "put forward as aldermen
-as follows:        -      * -•      *'>
William Scott -   •
•'   i William Morrison ,       ;,
1     D. J. Digby
°' ' William Kummer, - . •
Two other gentlemen, had tlieir
names in,, but on finding no othei* support for.mayor, they withdrew.     As
■ matters now - stand  another  election
day and nomination will have to be
'.' declared, and it will be a -.matter of
perhaps three weeks before an order
;. can be obtained from the Lieut.-Gov.
; in-council   for   the. same.'   '"The  old
."'council,'according "to. their oath,of of-
. fice, are still responsible for-the affairs •*, of. the -city, so . no - alarm need
'-. ue felt, in the meantime. * ■ -   ■
Goldsmith, D. P. Kane, E. H. Latham,
W. V. Papworth, J. Speers, P. H.Walsh. -" ,' ",*•'.* 7 '
"'School trustee: H. Giegerich and-O.
TRAIL, B.' C. Jan. 10—Today's nominations were: ■,       "
Por mayor: George F. Weir, James
For' aldermen: A. Austad, F. E.
Dockrill, M. B. Dolan, "John Fluherer,.
J. F.. Robilard, A. M. Skill, Harvey
White, James White.
CRANBROOK, B. C, Jan. 10— The
following were the nominations * today:
Por mayor:—Messrs. Fink and Ein-
lay. ''
Por aldermen: Messrs. Hunt, Jack-
soli, . Johnson, Hickonbotham, Campbell, Gill, Dr. Green, D. Johnson, Short
Patmore, Pruden.
PHOENIX, B. C, Jan. 10—Nominations today were as follows:
For mayor: D. J. Matheson, J. G, McKeown.     .
GRAND FORKS, Jan. 10—The nominations for civic honors took place
today as.follows:
For mayor: Fred Clark, Robert Harvey.   *, '*
Aldermen: East ward, W. K. Man-
ley, J. A'.. Smith, J. B. Tuttle, C. Wolfram and R. Harvey, three to be elected.
West ward: G. W. Rutherford, E. C.
Henniger, and Dr. Follick, all elected
by acclamation.
School trustees :~G. H. Hull, G. M.
Fripp, D. McCallum, N. L. Mclnnes
and J. W. Rutherford, four to be elected!0 ' ''
The poll will be held on Thursday,
January 13,. with J. A. McCallum as
returning officer.
GREENWOOD, B. C, Jan. 10—The
following "were all elected by acclamation at the civic nominations here today: * o '
Por mayor: Duucan Mcintosh. *'
For aldermen: South, ward: James
Sutherland, miner; S. P. Dickson, plasterer; Hugh- McKee, wood contractor;
North ward: Frank Buckless, W. W.
.Craig,' Andrew '.Sater..
-. School trustees: ,F. „W. McLaine, H.
The Powers That be Have no Valid Reason to Offer
The Grossest   Miscarriage of Justice-Clique
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Rule, in Full Charge-End Not Yet
or three'of the old hands' in again, as
-."they now have. the -.swing of, affairs,
but the other portions of the city, can
,|easily-be" represented as well.     One
'. good, business" man could.be elected
..j J!rlom._he'*pbrtlon,'ot the city* styled-the/
•.Annex district, and a couple from the
north end  if desired.     That would
make matters, run along smoothly, and
as long as good honest, fearless men
of ability were put up they would receive support.   *
. In the school board nominations A.
C. Llphard   and   Thomas   Robertson
were tho only men nominated, and
they nro therefore the two now members of the board, which Is made up
as follows: '
W. S. Stanley, chairman
Georgo Boulton', secretary
, R, Dudloy
A. C, Liphardt
Thomas Robortson
Tho following Ib a list of nomination In municipalities in other'part*
bf tho province:
For mayor: John Alexander Irving*,
Harold Selous ami Georgo Washington Hnlo.
Aldermen: John Fryer Kllby, Geo.
Stood, Daniel C, McMorrls, Thomas D.
DosBrlBay, tloorgo Pendleton Wells,
Robert A. PoobloH, William Rutherford, Jamofl Albert McDonald, Edward
Korr, Gustavo Bonjnmin Mntthow, W,
FoRtor Mawdsloy, Alexander Cnrrlo,
Arthur A. Porrler, Willinm aosnell, H.
8chool Doard
Edward C. Arthur, and Robert Geo.
ItOBSnAND,' Jan. lO—Nomlniitlons
< for mayor, nl.lonii.*n nml school trus-
toon wero  mado hero  toiluy, to bo
voted for on Thursday next.     Tho
nomlnatlmiH woro:
For mayor: James W-, Orogory, Jno.
For uldorm.*n'for Hast ward: Robert
Fox, .1. II, Lnngmnn, James II. U>o,
Malcolm McKinnon anil T, II. Hood.
Tlm*-!" nldoniit'ii lo bo I'leclcd lu oiml
For aldermen In WoBt ward: J. T.
Armstrong, Alexander Ilorno, Willinm
Moiu'lmm,   W. I). WUIhoii und Juntos
I^TwmlilU*.     Throe iildormon to bo ol-
' octoil In West wnnl.
Oc^nnl IviV'tonn.  n    tt    Hiitelinnn   TT
V. MrPrnnoy, T>. Tl. McDonald, O. II.
fltovetifl, 1-3. 8. II. Winn, Two Hchool
tniHtncH nro to be elected,
IlKVKhBTOKB, II, O. Jan. 10 —Tlio
following aro tlio nominations for tho
rttv'nf NevelHtoke:
For Mayor: J. \V. Hnmllton, Clinrlos
V, l.lndmnrl:.
First ward: K. Trtimblo, T. F. McKinnon, GeorKo Klmberley.
Second ward: Walter IIowb, F. Mc-
Carty, N. It. 8aw)*or.
TViud ward; \V. Cowan, W. O. AU-
rahnrimon.' W. \V. Loefnux.
Hchool irimiN'ii: Y . Young, V, K. -UU-
Ian, Robert Tflpplni?.
KASIA II. O, Jan, 10—Todft)*'* nominations wt-ru:
For mayor: J. W. Powor by ncclanv
AMwrmui*)*. (V. O. Budmutui. A. *J,i
Curie. A It. Keener. IF. Gelgcrich, A.
$1,000,000 Said to be Behind a Move-
men to Manufacture,,Shirt.Waists
, ^-*, ■' — Will'Aecogliize'Unllih •'•■">•*'-"
NEW YORK, Jan. 12—A report that
MIbb.Aiine Morgan,"daughter of J. P.
Morgan, contemplates heading a corporation with $1,000,000 behind it 'to
manufacture shirt waists and employ
union labor, excited the striking shirt
waist workers here today.
Several fashionably gowned women
appeared among the strikers today,
and questioned them as to the wages
they would expect ns union workers
nnd rogardlng* conditions In the Industry In general, Ono o'f the strikers
said that she with others had beon
nskod by a vory wealthy young lady
to mako tho. Investigation.
"If wo gather facts which aro sutis-
faetory and the plans now on foot go
through," she added, "a million dollar
corporation will bo formed to manufacture shirt waists and Mils corporation will recognize tli**) ii'iion of tin;
Hi"ls." "
■ Why was there such strong opposition to the granting oi, a club license
to thei-Fernie Workingmen's club?
Because the saloon keepers naturally considered that it would mean that
they would not sell as much liquor
and thereby make a hole in their profits. '. ■ '      m       -
' How was , the opposition overcome
and through whose efforts was the license granted?
An election was approaching, aud to
show such gross unfairness would
have been certain defeat to W. It. Ross
and when this ,was shown to them
they worked with voice, pocket book
and booze for his .re-election, withdrawing their opposition, enabling an
outsider of the town to have the license, granted.
Why was the present action taken
by Mr. McMullen?' -
Because he takes his information in
this case from,,those7vhohave no interest with the class who opposed the
present M. L. A., and as Mr. W. R.
Ross once more has the patronage under his control naturally those who
were his ardent supporters expect   a
reward of some "kind for their "efforts"
and the license for*.the Workingmen's
club is refused in the Interest of the
What is "meant by the interests of
the public? ,„'
Easily understood' If the definition
of public is the old country one:
Public—"pub" kept by a "publican—'    0
Who is not the "public' in the eyes
of those instrumental in having the
license cancelled?
Any and' every Idividual who did
not support, the return of W. R. Ross
to Victoria.
"What has been done in similar
cases? ■* ■ ,   .  >
• Men have refused to drink liquor at
all, whilst others have bought beer by
the keg and purchased cigars froni ,the
What'should be done in the,present
case? '•'
Try and find out by whom objection
was made;'request the chief of the
city .police to .state how many com-"
plaints have,been-lilade..if any, with
him or his men, also to the official of
the provincial -police'who has charge
"ofTnis'districin !	
Get up a petition and present to'
everybody for signatiue with a request
that a renewal be granted to the club
at Fernie. ' ^
If there is any honorable reason why
this license should not be granted then
the people of ■ Fornie are entitled to
know, but if it be simply an arbitrary
act on the part of Mr.J. McMullen done
at the solicitation of a clique as a reward for political services rendered,
every fair-minded cttizen'should'not'fail
to show his disapproval of such autocratic acts regardless of political affiliation, but as a believer in .that fair
play so much boasted about but often'
out of evidence.
We would advise thise citizens who
are temperance advocates but. .at the
same time believe in an honest and
equitable administration of affairs to
present the following worded petition:
We, the undersigned, whilst having
con_cientious scruples * against the
liquor traffic in-any and every form,
do most emphatically disapprove of
the - principle of discrimmination
against a*body of citizens and for this
purpose only do\we append below our
The two Scottish novels which have
achieved most success are The Bonnie
Briar Bushl -written by the Rev. .John
Watson, I). D. and fancifully signed
Ian McLaren, and the Little Minister,
written by J. M. Barrie. Both are Scottish stories of much interest and perfect, adaptation in the way of characterization. Naturally both have been
dramatized. Tht Bonnie Rriar Bush
lends itself particularly to adaptation
si lice plot, characters, atmosphere are
all ready at the hand of the playwright
la the charming story of much heart
interest which has made the pen name
of Liverpool's greatest Presbyterian
divine world famous. The work of
making a play of the novel, which is
counted a favorite of the writers, was
committed to James McArthur, editor
of the Bookman, wlio received some
expert assistance from Augustus Thomas. They havo compressed tlie play
into four acts, taking for the basic
theme, the instance denoting the
transformation of Lachlan,, Campbell
trom a dogged, rigorous adherent of a
fearful Presbyterian theology to a
father whose heart throbs in unison
with the broader humanities after a
mishap which befalls his daughter.
The love story of Flora Campbell
and Ixird Hay is sufficient to make the
main thread of a melodrama in itself
but that, the comic touches provided
by the bibulous postman, Archibald
McKlttrick, and the genial Dr. McLure
with the brighter comedy shown in the
courting of the Rev. Carmichael and
Kate Carnegie. The Bonnie. Briar
Bush is sufficiently far removed from
the realms of melodrama to be a splendid play. It will be seen hero on
Tuesday, January 18th at the Grand
Opera house.
Wm. Alexander's Sudden
Taking Away Deeply
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Rink Committee Pleased
With First of Season
A Record Crowd
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LONDON, Jnn, IS—Cliitnoollor Lloyd
Ge orgo may visit America next summer aB tho guest of the Welsh society
wIioho invitation, lt Is understood, ho
Iiiih accoptod, Uo will bo accompanied
by Sir Snmuol Tliomns Kvnns, tho ho-
llcltor gpiipnil nnd William Ahrnm nnd
Willinm Jones, momborfl of parliament
nt present,
The first carnival of the soason took
placo ln the Fernie.rink on Tuesday
evening and wiis a decided success.
Thoro were over a hundred skatora In
costume and the aisles wero crowdod
with spectators. -The costumes were
very good and It was an exceedingly
difficult task for tho judgCB,- Messrs.
Ainbrey, Stevenson mid Wood to pick
tlio prize winners, The following wore
finally solected:
Bent dressed Lndy: Mrs. Shorwood
Horchmor, representing the North
Host ilroRHCiI nontlomiur. E. A. Rowe,
ns Queen of Sliobn, <> <■
Best comic character: Jas. Lnwry,
reproRcntliiK a woman suffragette.
HftBt droBHod school girl: Wllma
I licks, representing n   Scotch LiishIc,
Host drossotl school hoy, Franklin
Iioiiiifll us an Indian.
Following wero H-rnni.- of those In continue:
Kva Ingram: Aftor the Flro.
W. It. Ross: T. II. Wholnii'
Wllma Illclta: Scotch Lassie,
Clnra Cody: Rnilor Jock.
1 _to Ilonderfloii: Cow filrl,
l.:ttn l.lrkpntrlclc: Cow Girl,
Muriel WhlniHtur: Cow Girl.
lOHtcllii Mutz:  Little Prlnco
NOTI&"?.  ;
Coal miners are requested to
keep away from Hillcrest, as
the mines there are already
VICTORIA, Jnn. 18—Tho provincial
executive wna In hi-hhIoii today from
11 n, tn. until 0 p, in., (lie entire dny
being takon up with thu details of tbo
vntlivnv or-intr-vf to ttxrnx the bnni« of
loKlwlntlnn In the npproaohltiR* hphhIoii
of parliament,
It Ih understood thnt tho absorption
of iho Vicioriu ami Harkloy Hound
railway's chartor and Interestb Im helm**
mniilderfd In connection with ilse K»-n-
oral railway proposition before tin*
Tho rorlnril mlnlHtry nud niembur-
whip llHtn for (bo approaching hchhIoh
hnvo boon pro-Minted and confirm the
Konoral oxp'-rtntlbn that no steps are! Hath
Cnn Wholnn: Trnpper.
John l,oclc Mr, Backward.
Dorothy Henderson: nawobnll Hoy.
HuhnoII Dudloy; Hchool hoy.
Mri*. Ilargravo: Jnpiinoso Lady.
Mih. S. Horchmor: Tlio North Polo.
Mrs. Dr. Hotmell: MIhb Canada,
W. S. Stnnloy; Wall I'opor Olrl
H. Bunnell: I'lurrott.
Mrs. R. W. Wood: Pierrot to.
Jennie Cody mul Marlon Comim:
lU-avenly TwtiiH,
Mm. Kllcy: Queen of D!nmon<lH,
Mlhs Hooy: Qumi of Hwirtfi,
MIhh, Irvine: Nurno.
William .omyth'*: Fat Mi-ii'k Hull
J. II. Tiuiiey, Student.
*VV, J. Ilrilco, Jew.
Mrs. C. C Wright, Nl«ht
N,  10.  Suddaby:    Kulifhl   of   the
A. D. Trites, "Abdul the Dammed."
F, D. Finlayson: King Solomon.
It, M. Doran
B. A. lloe: Queen of Sheba.
Constance Bonnell:  School Girl.
T. ID. Miller: Wenry Willie
M. Robichaud: Coon. u
J. Oliver: Tired Tim
J. Wood: English Dudo
J. Henderson: Coon.
W, Corsaii: School I3oy
S, Hondorson: Scotch Laddie
J, MoQarlnn. Frenchman
II. Letcher: Jnp
J, Patterson: Baseball Player,
A. Quail, Baseball boy.
H. Minton: Girl
Uort WhlniRtor: Ghost
Hhota Todd:  Bo Peep
Franklin Bonnell • Indian
A. C. Liphardt, Old Gentleman
Mm. A. C. Liphardt: Old Lady
Mary Iilplmnlt: Mttlo Squaw
Amy. BlgRs, Ballplayer
Winnie Morley: Ballplayor
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lOd lt or LmlKer:
Sir: Find oiicIohoiI ono ilollnr to
renew my nub, fnr yonr paper for tho
year HMO, llopliut that the oi'Riuil/.i'il
efforts of DlHtrlct 18 of tho U, M, W.
of A. will continue In tliolr Rood work
of iMliicntioii, It Ih only In hiicIi unit-
oil efforth that tlui einnnclpiilloii of the
woi'lct-i'H from wiik*» Hlavi-ry ran pdhhI-
bly bo Hi-cured without a bloody revolution. I iinml I'oiiKi'iilulati* you oii
your ability to manage a paper for the
Voiii'H respectfully,
"Dutch" Henry Killed in a
Duel With Mounted
OTTAWA, Jan, 1?.—Ottawa's annual
financial report* issued by City Treasurer Ellis, shows a net deficit of $13,-
245. As a matter of fact the, deficit in
the general account is $26,835. Against
this is credited a large surplus in the
interest and sinking fund account and
a small surplus in the hospital and the
street watering accounts.         "
It came as a sad and sudden surprise
to the inhabitants of the city when
they heard of the sudden death of Mr.
William   Alexander on Monday afternoon.     It seems from Information received that he had received an injury
to his knee which' ho had not noticed
much,  but   it   gradually   grew   worse
until ou Monday blood poisoning was
setting in.     Tlie doctor advised him
to ■ go to the hospital to be treated,
but Alexander said, he would rather
stay at home and be treated in his own
house, and did not think it very ser- -,
ious at all.     Between two and three
in the afternoon the doctor got an assistant and went to put him through a
slight operation to clean the knee. The
doctor took the usual precautions before-starting, and found, as he believed, everything all right with nothing
to fear, but after the chloroform had
taken effect and the, injured knee attended Yo, they tried  to , revive him,
but to no avail. „   More help was secured   and   artificial  respiration   was
used right'up until halt past four al
which time Dr. Bonnell arrived on a
special from Fernie, and after making
an examination he said that they had*
done everything possible, but that the
man was past all human aid,.and was
dead.   Later in the .evening Coroner
Wilkes  was  sent for, who came up
as soon as possible and empanelled a
jury ;with the aid of Constable Varlow.      Tlie   following  acted   as   the
Police Sonrchlriq for Men Who Oper
atud Vile Aguncy—One Walter
MOOSE JAW, Sask, Jan. 13—Tho
notorious "Dutch" Henry, a cattle thief
who has scourged tho border country
for tho pnBt eight years Is reported' to
havo been shot at Big Muddy Blver,
sixty miles south by a mounted policeman yoBtonlny
Dutch Honry was killed in a smart
duel with a mounted policeman, who
got his man after having bis horse
shot, from undor him.
The* local police have received nn
account, of tbo killing but as yet Ihey
will nol vorlfy the report becaimi- It Ih
It Ih Hnld that the policeman, whose
inline Is noi Riven, met Dutch Honry
in Klg Muddy river ycHtonlity morning
anil rcoKiilzeil his man, On making u
tnovii lo uitoh! the outlaw li*' tried to
•iHcapi' fro nit ho law hy shooting the
mounted pollceimtiiH home from undor
Tin1 officer was thrown* to the
ground bill rc-coven-d and got IiIh man
on the flrHt or second Hhot ami Killed
Dutch 11 miry Iiiih been wanted by
lho pnlli-e on bolls hI<Ii*h of lhe line for
about I'Ulu years Ix-lug t.lic mom bra-
zi>n rattle thlof nnd Iidi-hi- niHtlcr nf
lute yearn.
Ho evaded tho police contlniiiilly by
, nooning from one Milt; of the lint.' \u
j llm otliir, and had prutctiIon from
{frloiiilH or peiHOtiH whom he Iuul liulm-
' hinted.
j Ho had worked In company with nth-
' em, ninny of whom hnd been cnpiiirml
| but lie alwnya niaiuigeil to nvolil nrrt-Ht
...t,t   s.. t Jf   V ,1 .,, ,
\i, ia Jif'lii I'ln.in, I'.riw nf Mdfi'r lav,
' tells   of many narrow e'-i-apcH of the
'(lUllllW,  he  III  (llll)  Clllie    being  111  tlie
; cellar while the policemen were nt din-
■ lier.     ,
Disaster at Political Meeting—One was
Killed and Several Others
■■-.' •* -.*■-*■-—-.—   Injured ».; •' -   ■- « —■ - <••
LONDON, Jaii. 13—The first serious
disaster of the campaign which entailed one death and Injuries to many persons, occurred in the eastern section
of London tonight. The Irish league
had called a meeting in thc town hall
In Cnble street. A great crowd was
besieging the hall and with the arrival
of the procession of the members of
the Irish league escorting the Liberal
candidate, Mr. Bonn, who was to ad-
droBS the meeting, the congestion became so great that tho railing nround
the hnll collapsed and Bovoral people
foil Into the area way, which was several feet.
Ouo mnn was killed in the fall and
sovornl othors were more or less seriously Injured.
The mooting wiih ut once abandoned.
' LOS ANV.raiiHS, Jan. ia—Wllh the
death last night of Virginia I'roclndo,
two yenrH obi, tlio total number of
deal lis among the members of the
Mnr(|iiez family canned by eating the
f.-ontmilH of n jar of minted jx.-nr« was
raised to 1_
Mi'H. Preclude, inothor of the littlo
child, and the last of the 13 who par-
tool*: nf the pnlFiined fruit In In a serious condition although Bhe only placed a few dinpn of the liquid in the Jar
on ther tongue and Hpat It out when
Hho illKroveri.'i) that the fruit had fer-
"jurymen:    '  "   ,~'   r     ~"T~" "■
Foreman: Henry Mairad,   7
E.' Hesketh
H.  Ford   , ..
S. Fisher .    „
J;. "\Jorrison.*, ■"-•..■...■.,- •■.,*•■.•>.
G. Booth
After viewing the remains the jury
adjourned to the school house whore
the inquest was held. Tho evidence
given was of a simple character, and
after the doctor and one or two witnesses were examined the jury came
to the verdict that tho deceased died
from heart failure through tho administration of chloroform,     "
Deceased' was an old timer up here
and was well liked nnd respected by
everyone. He leaves a widow and
one littlo girl to mourn his untimely
and sudden death.
will relii'Vf ihe niliuls of many much-
to be takeii at \,tt M:nt kvauViU Dw
appointment of nn additional minister
to ri'llt'\e Hun. W. J. lio-Atier of om-
of hin portfolios, nor Ih it probable
that th*-*** premier »U1 nnnnunr-iw his
Intention of sltUns for Victoria or Yale
until nfter tho scsiilnn.
lion. E. M. KecrtK will bo tlie tpcak-
ax uC lUu iu.w k'iUbtuvv. ui he v«iu uf
the lute.
L. WIIu-j. Coo-.'..* OUI.
E. lUggd. Ilnnebnll Girl.
17 I'lm.:;-; 'kl.uul lipy.
Cora Wilkes: NinaR. Bell
L. Itudnlckl: Morning.
MIm IHnck: rtny
II, Thornley; Hntnn.
K, lVar*ow: Olil Ud>.
JtU. Lawvy: Suffi'iujotte ,
K. Duthie, Charley"» aunt
NEW VOItK. .Inn. i:*.--A while hIiivp
Iltlil K'-T   l.HK Ihvii IlilllMl li>   -Dihlliil   Al-
torney Whitman In IiIh Inquiry Into the
white Klnve truffle, which wiih ngnln , "''•"■ "» ""' h"ll,h -™umry nenrly all or
under InviMtlKiitloit today by .I'llin D. *vv,,am ,mu' nwttt'Vtul more or Ickh from
Itorl-efollm- Jr.    GIiIh of tender jears   ,liH r"l,lM- _
nre lured to thlH place on West   2.1U1' "■**
•srreef   nnd   fN-n-   n|ilppei|   in   lln-ttott
Chicago nnd other places.     The dl»-
.':•!•■' ,'i'foMi' y f * tierii- hlng for th'- ni'.iii
TOr. jVTf).   Inn.   I",    P.d It win p.  t\„.
cvnniple het  by a iiiiniber of V.    H,
NKW VOUK, .Ian. Vi The »hurp
leeth mid clnw'-i of ('liivioii, a trained
leopard,   tieiuly chhi the life of Mih.
Pillllllie   UllhHt'lle,   litis   UUIIiel.   Jt'hllM
day. but the length of his (ail ttiiwil
('layton wiih iml> mul -.m-iiM nut \n-\-
.Mm. l(i]i-i'i<))e jiniiiiii'ii nun umi nn
Iron bur nud culled to her ustslMaiii
lo nld her. Ah hIik luriied her head
to cnll for nld the leopard leaped nn
He bore IiIh mifttiCHH to (lie ground
nii'l Htnod nver li"!' ui-owlttif. ;iii'| I'l'di
Ing li iH tall,
The Kpworlh league of the Mothodlst church met on Monday night, nnd
after a short missionary'meeting taken by Mrs. W, L, Hall, the annual
election of officers whh held. The
Pastor acted as chairman for the election, und the'following officers were
Hon: President: Rev. W. L. Hull. '
PrcHldeiit: Mm. W. !.. Hull.
First vice prer-sldi'iit: MIhh L. Hu-
Second vice preHldenf, MIhh C. I.
Third vice president: MIhh K. Bowen,
Fmirili vice preHideiit:— MIhh L.
Fifth vice . preHldenti—-MIhh lirnce
Hecii'tnry;  A. Cook,
TreitHiirer: .1, Stocltwell,
OigiiiilHi: I', l.iineiiHter,
AHHliitnui orgnnlHC — MlHS L. Kii-.
The in'w* officers tnlie charge next
Monday evening nnd hope to do no tne
good work during the year.
lie Hlllit nml be at the Kpwortb
league next Monday night uh ii good
time is pioinlhi'.L Meeting in (barge
of the Literary dcpailmeiit; Niritugcn.
eHpwIalty welcome nt eight o'clock
'.'iiiiui  Tun:'.
I who ci'litiol-i  IhU  ulille  sliiv<
' UH.
I    The   police
j Paul    Drink,
bin   villi bchi« ft T.bSi
.tlh'iaij;    Tlu- qui*, I. xx If d ,i
|    The viirioiiK delegateh and  DUlrlet
l (till-*-'-..•!* I>,'!l HUH Week lul  Ule IllU'llUf
I lllllllll  (.(IIH(Mil 1(111  (if tin-   ('lilted   Mllle
. Worlnnh tit liidi;iiiii;i|.<di.-i, nliitb opviis
j IH'U week,      See.-TleiiH. A. .1. Cllller,
! ai*e(>li)|lliu|ei|   liy   T,   .lamex,   Illterunl-
lulllll niglilil/ei, ldl  Jicic (Hi Wcdin-h-
day   cvetil'llg.       Vice Prenldetlt     Clem
HlubbH left on Tuesday evening    mul
PrcHlderit Wm. Powell will join tbem
nt   Portal.     John  llunliigton  Ik the
(Metric fiom the (lladHtnnc local iuul
In'   !■ (•   ft.• i-.-   flits   iv.-.-I.-        The   con
| Vi-utlon  will be one of the niOHt  lm-
l"Jltan'   t.'i-j,!   Li:.   >i '   ta!."II   pl.l'"   In
i mon* w.iji. thiiit on*1, and uiiiiietlially
mar-• Iiiih dccldi'il In *ll|iplulit t|,«i lehmiipli ; Into Hie cage, Uluj  giulilled  lla>[nn'H
by ItiMsHlim lelcpl.onin. WurU will' mil, tfw.k a ilouhte hiteli niouinl tie* ! will proliatdy be the targent. We hnve
to-Iny look in rimtody . U> commeiHed on the lineK Immediate-' hnri» of the race with tt nnd reHfinil j made airruit-emiUM to get u dally re-
n   waller nnd  charged i ly.     It b undurutunl iSiri wlre» will i Mri. lt*n*w*Ui>* In tmfety. j p«,rt of the proci-uings and will re-
tiUti- aRCTii.   »f- t.\t\'.i.rX tivm Toronio io Nont.' I'a;, !    Tbe •M.nian has b?„\U In-ji.     The • j-n ,!r.r,   M  -.-.i. •:,*,-.  fj.r il- ! «-r;. fii of
,1 sevcnrii^ri yfttr old *»lrl furnl-OVd the
\ (Oinplnint agftii-si him.
* f- t.ttw.
*hnrtty .ipHI oflir^r IIpci tn*
| Mlth n>* i itpldly as pcsnible.
iiriH'.',*,|,< • ■ n'tnrt' iwiihi"!  Iv,   ihii nrfr-i'i
1 i
ln« nunt11 in.
fmln- > the r.-ji'Pit.i
i :;:y." ii.i.i. ,i
'•"■ rf »Ji,< tfitrfft  it? n
lIHereit In ll.
(vlFI m
Shall we allow the capitalist class of
Spokane to take away from us the last
vestige of liberty,, tahf we have left?
The fight in Spokane is the' hardest
fought battle that has ever taken place
between the producing class and the
non-producing class in the United
The members of the 1 .W. W. are
fighting for their rights, whicli the U.
S. constitution,, guarantees. Not. that
the membership of the i! W. W. thinks
that the constitution amounts to anything, for we realize that whenever
• the constitution'stands in the way of
the master class it is overthrown;'but
the great masses of the people do not
realize the fact. 'We, the Industrial
Unionists realize that the only method
which the workers should pursue, and
the only means,by which the workers
can gain their freedom;' from slavery,
is by direct action, ancl carried on
through Industrial organization. And
realizing the necessity of maintaining
free speech, free press-and free assemblage, we are compelled to resist
the attempts of the Spokane police to
throttle these rights.
Never in the history of the United
States have prisoners been treated
witli the brutality used by ^the Spokane police. Fed on bread and-water
for a period of from 30 to 105 days,
housed in as dirty and filthy a bull pen
as ever was, established, and the only
crime being the exercise of those few
rights which are guaranteed by the
Now,  workingmen," do  you  realize
"what this fight means to you?     It Is
not a fight of the I. W. W. alone, but
a fight of the working class, for if
they "can stop us from speaking on the
streets aud suppress our paper in Spo
same  tactics are employed  in other
' cities:    This fight is your fight.   Tlie
only way for the workers to secure
justice is to refuse to obey the capitalist laws whicli are made for the purpose of holding1 us in subjection.   ■
Go to Spokane and help to keep the
city jail full.
,   Bankrupt the city of,Spokane
1    Don't be a coward; fight forr what
is yours.
Organize and prepare to meet the
onemy on their own ground, with tho
weapons of their own choosing.
Fight npw or your liberty dies,
—Industrial Worker
business for the profit, of the high financiers. The little reformers want to
reform the stock market while the
Socialists want to do away with the
stock market altogether. Do you
ever hear the price of postoffice shares
quoted? Under Socialism you will
never hear the price of C. P.' R. shares
quoted and for the same reason,
* *'  *
There is a strike on in Cape Breton.
In this strike the workers are divided i
into two hostile camps.    The masters
rule and rob the whole by, dividing the
* *   *
According to Karl Marx the capitalist system contains within Itself the
necessity of its overthrow. With the
ripening of the capitalist system many
plutes, even, are seeing that there of
necessity must be a change into something else. But they will not have
anything to do with the doctrines of
socialism. "
* *   *
■ There are many people who think it
not wise" to attack ministers of the
gospel. They are doing such good
work, you know. Yet my experience
is that the minister of the gospel can
work as great harm to the advancement of humanity as can the brutal
capitalist. The'capitalist goes to his
task with brutal cynicism, while the
minister soothes the people with honeyed hypocrisy.
* * '*
Taft and many other plute thinkers
have declared that, it is folly to send
too many young: people to college a.=>
such training unfits them for life. This
statement from the plutes themselves
shows that the present system of collegiate training based upon the ideals
of culture according to the plutes, is
antiquated and should be abolished at
-   • * ».
, Socialists declare that ninety five
per cent of the productive ■ power of
society is wasted, If you-will consider the enormous amounts paid in rent,
interest and profit, if you will consider
the enormous labor wasted in competition and' in collecting the graft for
the Idlers, if you will, consider the
armies of police and "church and navy
oppressing the useful workers, you
will come to' the conclusion that the
Socialists have" really underestimated
the waste.
Samuel Gompers, Frank Morrison,
and John Mitchell have been sentenced to varying terms in prison for instituting a boycott against the Buck
Stove and Range Company. This ought
io teach the workers that, another kind
of boycott is needed—the political
boycott, the boycott of the. capitalist
parties at election time.
* *   *
Speaking of the social degenerates
begotten by the slums of the cities,
Dr. Thompson, the Scotch surgeon,
says:—"In almost every caso all are
of inferior intellect; and the moral nature is as diseased as is the physical
*   *   *   *
Out of 889 samples of different
things examined by the Indian Board
of Health 389 were bad or were improperly labelled, mostly bad.
' The Chicago authorities raided some
cold storage vaults and found 20,000
loads. of poultry unfit for food being
kept there for sale.
* *   *
So long as the majority' of the useful workers will submit io the rule of
thc parasites just'' so long will the parasites continue to rule.
* *   *
Profit sharing schemes, whereby the
plunderers give,back part of the plunder to the workers who show least resistance when plundered, are made by
the plutes simply to try and keep the
workers content with their slavery.
* *   *
F. A. Acland in his government report on the Springhiil strike, declared
that it would be wise to weed out the
dangerous 'agitators from amonfe the
workers. The bosses do not like-revolutionary Socialism—no, not one little bit. • '-- ,
■ —•"                    *   *   *      , •       *
Cn rl I *n n-^llip- /I a il \T —Tin naTQ.1.
The reason why corruption seems to
bo greater In the States thnn In Canndn Is bocnuBO thc United Stales went
through a period of small industries,
and tho little chaps hnd to be shaken
out beforo big business could monopolize. In Canada wo stnrt right off
by giving everything to the big business people nnd so tbo littlo follow does
not scorn tb bo crushed.
»   *   ♦
Soclnlism aims at Introducing a systom under which every man, woman
nnd child cnn hnve good food, good clothing nnd shelter ns a natural right,
Tho charitably disposed do not want
to seo Socialism in traduced, bccaiiflo
then the charitably deposed could not
glvo thulr ciihi off clothing and their
dim ob to the needy. That clnss would
ho abolished nnd the chnrltnblo could
no longer look upon thc-msplves iih hu-
perlor beings Iicciiiiho of their hnnd me
down hiiudoutH,
• * •
"Cursed bu lie Hint addcth Iiouho to
Iiouho nnd field to field," or Homnthlng
llko thnt wriH wild by hoiiio old prophet,
Tbnt old bible prophet mtiHt hnve
beon nu Incendiary Hoclnlli't nud no
womlnr ho wiih not liked by the pow-
ors thnt were llicii, In modorn Canada
bo would probably be looked upon iih
a (liingeromi mid Hi'dltkum person lm-
caiiHo our Ciitiiidlii parllmnent Wcgh to
add field to field and Iioiim- to liou.se
for Its favorites,
• *   ♦
The hloek market Ih rigged agrtliiHt
the people. The Hindi: market Ih nn
orgiitiuntlnn for the consolidation of
There is not a dollar of any kind of
money, legitimate or bastard, that is
not authorized by law—made by statute.     No money has aay standing
thnt Is not made so by law.    The law
can make money, nothing else   can.
Then why does not the government
make money, Instead of borrowing and
paying Interest? For the same renHon
thnt the public submits to extortion on
rnllwny fnres, street car fares, iron,
steel, sugar nnd othor things.    If the
nation  mnde more  money  or made
more of those other things, It would
knock tho profit out' of the men who
deal in them—und that is whnt thoy
dou't wnnt,     If the govornment provided  bnnks    and mnde money the
govornment would hnvo to shut up
shop, nnd If the government built railroads nnd other Industries thc owners
uf the prcHunt ouch would uluo shut
up,   for they could not compote with
public IndiiHtrioK,     It Is therefore no-
cossnry for tho men who owii tho In-
diiHtrloH of tho nntlon to control tho
government, nnd havo tho government
nld them In skinning the masses. They
nre  In  politic*) for no other rennon.
Why Hhould thoy bo?     Would   you
take the trouble to vote if you did not.
feel tliut directly or Indirectly thoro
wiih Hriinethliig lo your benefit? It Is
ihe blinking Interests thnt prcevnt tho
government, from milking all tho money the government needs for nil Its
purposes without borrowing nt all, —
»   •   »
"Don't   ini'ddle with other people's
biiHliu.'HH,' cry out tho iirnfters and the
« *   «
John I), Rockefeller Ih the greatest
worker for HoclnllHin this age Iiiih produced. He hnH done wonders In Inylng
the foundation of tliu co-operative
cotiinionweiilth,     Without trustH the
Are they not full of* the social unrest
and the promise of better things?
The plute press cannot keep the discussion of socialism out of their columns any more than the courtiers of
tho, French King in the eighteenth
century could keep the,accounts of
republican   progress   away from   the
royal ears.    *    ,,
*' *   *   *
Capitalism claims that Socialism is
aiming to abolish private property. Socialism has no Intention of abolishing
private property in things of personal
use, But Socialism does aim to abolish the private' property of thc few In
the mills of production, The power
of a private owner to declare a lockout against a thousand workmen Is
too great to ho exercised by any man
or group of men.
ber, and consist of 4300 flats,. fitted
with modern improvements and capable of accommodating 25,000 people!'
The rents amount to only thirty per
cent, of that charged by the landlords.
The writer visited, Kispest and described his impressions. -,'     ,, ' *
Kispest is covered with snug dwelling houses, with characteristic Hungarian fronts, quaint roofs, airy rooms
and neat little gardens. The men engaged in the construction of the houses
have done tlieir work, well, and we
seem to be wauderlng among villas
put up by the wealthier citizens rather than among the dwellings of the
30 shillings a weekers. The air is
pure iind' invigorating and the lot of
the inhabitants is really enviable. In
spring the gardens will beplainted with
young trees and pretty flower beds
laid out; and the mother who has
hitherto sent her children ^to play in
a dismal court yard will have the happiness of watching them running and
rolling on the grass in her1 own garden.      ',,    ' •
Dr. Wekerle has stolen-a march on
the Socialists, whose leaders have
been -busy harranguing their fellows
and telling them they are the victims
of injustice and tyranny. The writer
who is evidently anti-Socialistic in his
sympathies, speaks thus.optimistically
of the experiment: ,
Dr. Wekerle has outdone the Socialists. ._ His principle in devoting a big
sum of public money to the building of
a model town has been not to reduce
all to the same level of misery^ but
to try and raise the poor man out of
the slough of despond.
' And the cabinet has belied, the reproach that Hungary is groaning under the yoke of a caste system by beginning its work of reform on the lowest grade., The' work of levelling has
been initiated not. as the Socialists
would have it, ,from above, but from
below. The workman is not told he
must wait until the high and mighty
"Have b"e"en~l)fou^hraown^ofiimrbTit:"is
A Large Number of Men are Charged
With Impersonation in Election  Cases
, OTTAWA, Jan. 13—Three more * arrests were made today in connection
with the municipal election impersonation charges. The men now in custody are: '  :;
Alfred Roborge
Joseph and Matthias Covillion
Alphonse Rheume.
The first three are charged with impersonation and Rheume with procuring and inducing impersonation. All
of them were remanded until Friday
with bail.    .
NEW YORK; Jan. 12-yA smart improvement on the record figures will
be shown in the steel trade,, the barometer of the prosperity of the nation,
in the forthcoming quarterly report of
the Steel corporation to be made public on the 20th. ,
The report will show an unfilled
order of tonnage at* the close of .1909
of. close to 6,000,000 tons, the largest
reported in several years,' and gain
of over 1,000,000 tons compared with
September 3.
Women are praying In Montreal thnt
the good God will send Hnow so thnt
their husbands may go out Into the
cold nnd shovel snow and get monoy
to buy broad to feed tho littlo ones.
There Is no lack of bread In thu city
of Montreal. Thero Is no lack of
money with which to buy tho bread.
Rut men nnd women must ntarva In
the midst of'plenty bocnuso tho good
Cod doos not send the snow. . Whnt
fools our big men nre who say thnt
this capitalist systom is the best system for mnnklnd to llvo under.
shewn that he can rise by his own exertions to their level.
The Socialism which is heralded by
Dr. Wakerle's experiment is the right
sort of socialism. ,
He has, in fact stolen a march on
the leaders of the socialist party, who
if they had been as ready to do as to
talk, would have long ago anticipated
the action of the 'caste' cabinet which
they are so fond of maligning. The cost
would not havo proved a, barrier, for
they could have provided the money
out of the hardly earned savings of
poor comrades.
But it has been left for the leader of
the privileged praliament to make the
first start.—From tlie Liternry Digest.
Fernie Livery, Dray & Transfer Co.
•t "
Contracts Taken V
Including Stump Pulling, Land Cleaving and Ploughing.  , Let us
•    . figure on your next job
Rubber Tired Buggies,,New Turnouts    y
Rizzuto Bros.
-BERLIN, Jan. 13—Emperor William
opened the Prussian diet today. The
proposed legislation .outlined in the
speech from the throne includes,a bill
for the reform of the election law and
a measure to counteract the tendency
of the laboring classes to desert tre
farming districts.
, The speech foreshadowed a considerable deficit in the forthcoming budget
notwithstanding the increased receipts
through the improved condition of the
,t rade ■ *
The deficit is due chiefly'to an increase of $50,000,000 in the salaries of
government employees.
., A full line of shelf and' heavy   Hardware in stock together  with a
complete range of Stoves
Furniture Department
Our Furniture Department embraces the
0    most unique and up-to-date lines.
Come in and have a look
r:y  •
To check the growing cigarette habit among the schoolboys- of Seattle,
the board of education has detailed a
special officer for,the sole purpose of
detecting the smokers and prosecuting
dealers caught selling cigarettes and
"de makins" to the youngsters. In
many instances where boys have been
found backward In,their, studies, the
trouble has been traced to cigarettes,
In fact it is now being urged that a
special school be established where
victims of the cigarette, habit can obtain instruction and freedom from tho
TORONTO, Jan, 8—Jiunos Simpson,
tho Soelnllst, wnn elected chairman of
tho Toronto school board, tho only
Roman ("nthnllu member prosont, Mr.
W. Dlnoon voting for blm!
This Is tho socond time In which n
combination has succeeded In dofont-
Ing Mr. ],. B, Levee, who ln said to
bn thn lender of the ultra protostunt
members on tbo board.
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. BARTON, Agt. (North of School) Pellatt Ave.
Not Sisters
Now tnd .tgain you xte two women put-
inf down tha itreet who look like tlifert.
You tre «-ttonitlied to le«rn that ihey ate
mother and daughter, nnd you rtubue that
■ women it forty nr forty-five ouflht to be
•t her fin-eat end feireit. Why itn't it,no?
The fenerel health ol women \s vo in-
timitely -mocitted with the local health
of the enentiilly feminine ortoni that
tbere cen be no red cheeka and round
form where there la female weaknen.
Women who here aufTrrcd  (rom
Ibli   trouble   liave   found   prompt
relief and cure in tbe uio of Dr.
Pierce** Favorite Prescription.    It flvee vl-for and vitality to tb*
orient ol womanhood.    It clear*  tb* complexion! brltbten* the
•ye* aad redden* the cbceki.
Noeleahol, or bttsit-f-trmiaf droit it o&nttmtd in "Fevortte PtewerintioM."
Any ilek woman mty eontult Dr, Pierce by letter, fie*.   Kvery bitter 1*
held a* iteredly confidential, and entwered  In * plain envelope.     Addretei
World'* I)i»p«m*ry Medical AttoeUtioo, Dr. R.V. Pierce, Prei,, Buffalo, N.Y.
Ilurmnry Ih ono of ilii; mont nrlMo-
cratlc coitntrli'H In Kurojnv, yot, undor
tho flurfnee It In Iho hotbed of noolnl-
Ihiu, Thn rulliiK I'UHl or clium tiro
mild hy hocIiiIIhIii to ho cfirolcmi of tho
lot of tho prolntnrlut.     Yot It Ih In
HUH hillllO liillll  Ol   till}  .WrtKJ«l*U  (Hal  U
ttUli lii.i'.111,1  hi:i.M  !il).i'll h)'  Dw W'l-
cnimciit which In unexampled In Un-
ropo If not In lho world. In flrcnt llrltnln nnd Oormnny mnny communltlnn
hnvo been ■•ndnlimle. cnonpsli to hulld
'..-.JM/..'.'*1.   X\t.     .1,11     *\..*ti.i    I1.,   I,,.:-   '..'..'J.,   '■I'Jt'.
no national Rov-ornmont hnH c*v*»- •nun
Into thin field before. Iir. Ai'H.niili'i*
Wekerle, tho IIuiiRnrinn promlor. hns,
by dolnft this, killed two birds wltb
tho one at one, thlnki* tho lliidnpoat
eorroitpondenf of the London I Hilly
Mull. Ilo Iiiih dealt u blow "very ef-
feet mill v fell in miinirvlinlnnclriir the
exeeiuicw of the liuidloid truHi, while
at tho nnrno tlmo ne bun outdone tbo
SorlalJfttH by nn economic experiment
of a hum regular unit orderly character.' '
Tin-no hoiirten, wt> lenrn, nre IwInK
built nl Kiupi-al, ou the oulHklrU of
lludnpeuf.     They will lio OfiO In num-
This book shows the wonderful
growth of the City of Fernie in
one year and deals exhaustively
with its advantages,  etc., etc.
Fill in this form and place orders in advance.    Price
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You will hiivo by buying Clothing from iih.
Complete stock of Winter goods, Cull and
hco us boforo you buy olsowboio.
Sweaters* 75c, Wool Sox 3 pair SOc
Pure Wool Under-wear, suit $1.75
Flannel Shirts $1,25 each IJ
Noxt tn HiH'honV Candy Htoro
_^ 1
Noxt in North-nil lintel     Z
Editor Id-Igor,
Sir:—I horoby ndvlno you tbnt application for trnnnfer of liquor llcontm
bold by mo In ronpect to lho Iloyal
Hotel, Ferule, II. C, to John Podhlol
anclk, datnd May Hth, 1009, ns published In tho F-ft'tilo Froo Prous, dnted
Novombor 0, 1000, U null and void, nn
conditions of nsre-oment concerning
said transfer woro not compiled with.
This application of trnnnfor wna pub-
llahcd without my knowIodRo or con-
Alberta Show
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MiMlilffir-llii'ft-K   of
Calgary, Alta. THE DISTRICT LEDGER. ;FERNIE.    B. C. JANUARY15, 1910
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Bt.  *
Closing Scenes in British Campaign
Disgraceful in the Extreme-
'*■*■'•.' .     * O      '      .* \     '   .       **! ".*■•      ■      •;    ' ,,
Conservatives Worst '. ' ■ .
, LONDON, Jan. 11.—'Electioneering
in London is beconi'iig still more turbulent. The Conservative cnndidnte
in Fulham liad to watch a number of
free fights before he could begin. Similar secnes occurred at a big meeting
•in St. Hancras division whero the hall
was besieged by thousands that there
were numerous' ejection's, probably the
most of them adding to the comfort
of those left behind.
Even-Mr. McMara .-at Cambrewell
had a rowdy audience although his
opponents were much in the* minority
in the hall.
A suffragette attempted to address
tho crowd, but after meeting with lit>
tie success at this, she resorted to a
fistic argument much to the amusement of the spectators.
Winston Churchill held a successful
meeting in Birmingham, urging' the
Radicals in 'Mr. Chamberlain's stronghold to" strike the blow for political
The chancellor of the Exchequor,
continuing his western tour, spoke
last night at'Falmouth., With reference to * preferential trade, he said:
"By all'.means let us treat with the
colonies, but why with them alone?
A' tradesmen does not put this notice
outside his .'shop. I am1* going to trade
only with my relations. If they begin
to introduce"blood yinto- business then
that business will soon - end in bad
,blood. If a Canadian wanted to buy
goods.he did not say 'Let us go to the
old mother's shop.' ■
- Voice—Yes he does sir.
," Not everything a Canadian could
get. cheaper there, he bought in the
"TJnTIefi-States. , SheTdid not~pay~any
.more because things came irom Great
Britain. " She would be a fool if she
■ did. (Cheers.),.-
Protection was like putting an arm
into a cog wheel. Onfce in It was drawn
further ia'nd* further/-1. Thathvas why
there was so much distress in Germ-
nnyat present.
"The resources of the state were to
be applied by the Liberals to lifting
the poor out of the miro aiid the
needy from the dunghill," continued
Lloyd-George, who nlso added that he
hnd mndo gigantic provisions In the
budget for tho naval estimates for
Lloyd Goorgo is attract lm*- large
audiences nnd mnklng people laugh
with him. Ilo gratifies tho English
appetite for straight shoulder, hitting
on the platform. The Unionists look
wistfully toward Birmingham and all
wish that, thoy had Chamberlajn to
handle Lloyd-George and Churchill, as
those- two hard fighters are handling
the dukes. '" ■   '     .
Sizing up the Result
Nineteen-Conservatives will be opposed, Including seven university representatives, ancl seven Irish Unionists. .-
The three cornered fights number
62, the majority being caused by the
intentions of unofficial Labor and
Socialist candidates. Including the
Nationalist vote some Liberals estimate that the majority of the government will be anything from 120 to 180.
a forecast which shows that some allowance" at least has been, made for
Inevitable losses.
The' Daily Mall is making a great
effort to make the country believe
that defence is a dominant issue. This
aspect of the political situation so
impressed one person in Richmond
that on a high flagstaff he hoisted a
German helmet below which was a
German ensign, Then decorated with
crepe came the Union Jack. "If this
is what you want, vote Liberal." was
the. inscription beneath.   .
There have been many protests already made against this indignity to
the flag.
•*-. A Canadian's Protest,
The ' special staff corresppndent of
Tlie Toronto .Globe, Stewart., Lyon,
writes to the press condemning the
cry of foreigner used towards. Hamar
Greenwood at York. Concluding in a
ferring to'the iron trade he declared
that Great Britain had nothing to be
afraid of. When Great Britain wanted anything in iron she would turn to
Great Britain to get it.
The London, correspondent of the
Yorkshire Post,;.Leeds, says a Toronto
message declaring that -Mr. Jebb's
presence in parliament is 'most desirable, is regrettable from the,point of
view of tariff reform and colonial preference, and' it* is distinctly calculated to prejudice' the Unionist policy. ,
■ ■ Colonial manufacturers.iii-common
with politicians* iu office should pay
the role of lookeron in this 'struggle
as it cannot assist the- movement in
favor of. colonial preference. The exhibition of several hundreds of Canadian manufacturers pulling party
wires in this country in-order to get
their wares preferred in the markets
of the united kingdom is regrettable.
The "Pall Mall Gazette'says that in
face of the Toronto cablegram which
it regards as unique' in political history, a great national injustice will
be committed if there is any opposition to (he return to parliament of
Mr. Jebb.
Low Price of Metals  Resulted in Dullness in
Switch Engine Backs Into Sleeping Car With,,
Above Results
olgnified~leFter Sir. *Lyon~says~Thei,e
are two insults a colonial' kinsman can
not tolerate, *one is that their loyalty
must be bought and the other is,that
they are foreigners."
7'Sir Hugh Bell, the-Liberal candi-
"date who is -opposing'Sir. Balfour in
the city of .London,'addressing the
City Liberal Club yesterday said he
had known tariff reform under many
aliases, but they 'were all psohisms
and the electors had knocked the bottom out, of them. The question of
Ireland no longer stood ln tho foreground ,—the dominant question was
Ho divided tho issuo into two questions, ono was absolute surrender of
tho houso of commons, and tho second
was the absolute purity and freedom
from smirch of our fiscal systom, Ro-
' SHREVEPORT, La. Jan. 12—Three
persons were killed and one fatally injured as the result of a collision at
midnight.today in the Texas and Pacific freight yards between a switch en
gine and train No. 53 west bound-on
the Texas and Pacific.
•     '• The  Dead
John Cornwell, conductor
Percy Parrish, switchman
** Miss Evans, a passenger from Boyce
La.        ' •     ,
Fatally Injured
John Brandon, porter on the Pullman car.
The passenger train was backing
through the yards when the switch engine, hurrying to get out of the way
of another passenger train then due,
crashed into the rear Pullman car. *
Conductor Cornwell and Miss Evans
were standing on the rear platform of
_he__Pullman when the* switch engine,
struck it and they were buried beneath
the debris.''    " , *■*-
Switchman Parrish was riding on
the rear footboard of the engine and
was knocked off by the crash, and the
rebound of ■ the engine caught ° and
crushed, lilm. '   '
ATLANTA, Ga. January 12— One
man Is dead and two fatally Injured
in a fire which is destroying the ware
houso of the Georgia Railway nnd Electric company nenr the union station
here today.
Several others are reported as missing.
A general alarm hns been sounded,
and considerable railroad property Is
threatened In the heart of the city.
tmtmt. ik* iv tu itw vow wiHuw xasam ucm.ywui wwa cm. jui **m» uwmm
Metalliferous mining in British Columbia has not been as brisk this year
as hoped for on account of the prevailing low prices of metals. When the
slump came at, the. end of 1907 the
price of copper fell to twelve cents a
pound, and silver,' zinc, and lead followed the lead. Since then the con-
sant hope has been for better prices,
but they can hardly be' said to have
come, even having in mind the slight
increase in the price of copper. Consequently the mines and smelters are
not putting forth their best efforts to
a non-responsive market.
- There has been a slightly increased
output from the nietaillife'rous mines
of the southern interior, the total value
of which output will be between $23,-
000,000 and $24,000,000.
The Le Roi mine, formerly the largest gold-copper producer in the Trail
Creek division, played out in the early
part of the year. There, would have
been still, further decrease had not
increased production from the Centre
Star and Le Roi No. 2 and renewed activity ''in the high grade areas of' the
Nelson district come to the rescue of
the situation. - -    '"
Absorbed Lead Bounties
One* result of the low prices has
been to absorb the whole of the Dominion bounty this year on lead,' because the amount payable increases
with • the falling off ' in the market
Nevertheless the lead production is
increasing under the stimulus of the
bounty and by the time it runs out
(in 1912) a considerable number of
the" mines in British Columbia should
be big producers.
. The erection of an electrolitic zinc
smelter at Nelson will help miners of
that metal as .will the favorable decision of the-Treasury Board on the duty
to be paid on zinc ore entering "the U.
S. and the Payne tariff.
A Copper Combination
In the West Kootenay district   efforts have been made to recover the
silver and lead contained in the. zinc
~\Jt iza~vt.—.*, in*-li.   _iifci *c;—1> uo-aii_mu caauli-
output, owing to the restarting of the
Highland, Buckeye and United Mines
near-Alnsworth. The necessary machinery to bring' about the separation
of,silver and lead from the zinc was
added to the concentrator "which treats
the ores. K .   ' -
The zinc problem, as affected by the
Payno tariff, was recently the subject
of a convention at Nelson, and the Dominion government will be asked to
test the economic valuo of British Columbia zinc ore.
Efforts are being made to consolidate the three great copper producing
companies In the province, the Granby, boln'g tho strongest of the throo in
operation. Such a merger, which will
without doubt bo carried, through ln
1910, will result In Increasing the production and will give British Columbia
some Influence in tho copper trust,
Conl production hns much improved
on Vancouver island, but has fallen behind In the Crows Nest. Puss, whilo tho
new districts, Coldwnter nnd Nicola,
In the Sltiillkameen, hnvo mndo very
slow progress on account of the lignlt.-
Ic quality of tho coal.
No dovolopmont* hns yot boon dono
In the Kootonay district on tho Elk
river north ot tho C. V. R„ but that
Inrgo nnd promising district ennnot romnin long unproductive,
Tho puHliliig west of another trans-
eonllnentul lino south of tho forty
ninth pnrnllol hns cnllod forth moro
thnn ono now rnllwny cbnrtnr giving
powor to construct Into this field of
mineral wonlth.
Not a Good Year
Tho Crow's Nest Push Conl Compiiny
hits not hud n good yenr, ultlioitgh tho
nuirkot for both coal und coke hnH
boon gronti.»i' tlmn ovon TIiIh In dun
to u full tiro of oxporlmontH looking to
ti chimponliig of tlio cont of conl. Tho
company Iiiih not paid nny dividends
for oIaIhocii mon!Iik nud ll mny hn
some'time yot before thoy will do ho
TowitrdH tlio end of 1!»(»7 the two
InrgnHt t'liHtonini'H of tho compiiny ho*
curod control of tho mock nnd iihhiiiii-
cd the iniiiiiiK-r-omiil. Tho wisdom of
u i nil wny (.'mitiollliiK n ronl mini) Iiiih
been iioKUtlvcil by IcglHlutlon In iho
United HtntOH mul nilmw tho quowt Ion
of Hlmllnr loRlHlmlon here. Obvloiudy
no pomon rim occupy tho dunl iiohI-
tlun of ImyiT nnd Holler ntul do Justice
to nil piirtlim, mid thin m puHHtlily iih
truo of tho (irwit .Vintlior IntetcHiH
nml tbo (Srniiby Hiiiclthifc nud Hefiniiii;
Compiiny who'now own tin* majority of
Ilut Hloek In tin1 Ccow'h Next I'iikm (.'onl
Compnny, uh ii ih of ye* I.'iiitcil Simi-h
rnllwny. whose power** In »hl» dlrcc-
Hon It linn been found expedient to
flip by InglHlntloti.
ruder UiIh control ditrliii! tho lam
two yt'tnH thliiKH, at nny rule, hnve not
tuo.'ii' v<* 1; ih'*- prodU'-Uon !,m* fall-n
!ili(!' to littlo lie!lei* tlilil) tlio flumes of
I'.iin'), llm lm./, I...U lm luuitt'd und the
dividends linic wiiilnheil. Thn gen-
<-inl matiftK'T of nllb-d Interest* wnn
dUpliiced In.***! month nnd n new mnn
from KnRlnnd plnred In f-hnrpe of the
! opef.-jiloiu .''iid I'l-Mcr mini*,-** hit' prom-
l.-.i'd, Tlit-* nui';** ifepenif rni^'ty, •■*-)
fnr an the Hharehohler-i are tout .-im-it.
nn ibe nitltml** of tbo rontrolllnjc in
terests, who are also, the largest buy- j -
ers towards the, prices they' pay for i
what they produce.
. The.following table gives the coal
anil coke production to date and the
profits of the' company from .its start
in 1898: ,    - ''   '
Year Coal Coke
1S9S ........       8.9S0 .367
1S99 ."......'   116.200   '     ' - 29,658'
1900 ............ 220.44S     73,496
1901 •' 425,427    125,0S5
1902 ...!  441,234    120,777
1903 .....'  661,118    167,739
1904 ..'.  742,210    245,118
1905   831,249    257,702
1906   806,901.  ' 213,296
1907   981,939  ... 231,3GS"
1908   081,645    202.55S
1909  ■. *880,000   *250,00"0
British Columbia Copper
During the year whicli has just closed the properties of the Wellington
camp of the British Columbia Copper
Company referred to in the last annual
report of the company have been op-
ened'up, and the purchase of the properly practically completed. These
mines have been opened by admit tunnels on three different levels, and the
drifting on the ore body at each level
has been carried forward, thereby
blocking out a very large tonnage of
ore. They are now ready to commence
shipments and the Canadian Pacific
Railway is constructing a branch to
the mines which will be completed
by February 15 .when regular shipments'will commence.
All the properties" of the company
have been actively .developed during
the year excepting the Lone Star mine
which is s^till awaiting transportation
, During the year the Reduction works
have been continuously operated, except during the months of May, June
and July, when the coke requirements
of 250 tons daily were unobtainable on
account of the strike of the miners in
the'Crow's Nest Pass district. ■
The production costs for the year
will be about the same as those recorded for last year. The tonnage handled
for the current year and its resultant
production of copper, gold and silver
are not yet compiled, but the grade of
ore handled has been approximately
the same as last year and operations
at the reduction works have been as
indicated.—Toronto Globe.
B. E. WALKER, President
Paid-up, Capital    $10,000,000
Reserve Fund    -    6,000,000
Branches throughout Canada, and in United States and Englano
COUNTRY BUSINESS Every f;ldmy nfford"ed to fanners aml
ers for the transaction of* their hanking
business.   Sales notes will be cashed or taken for collection.   '
BANKING  BY   MAIL  Accounts n,a>' be opened  by mail and monies.
lnlu deposited   or   withdrawn   in this way with
equal facility. '        -
L.  A.  S.   DACK,
Manager, Fernie.
/    '    NEWS SERVICE
Wholesale and- Retail
U                   :
Just come into our, store arid take
a look around you will find a wide
range to choose from.   We stock
.Pickled   Lambs'   Tongues,   Pigs'
Feet and Tripe.
You   will    like    our   "Empress"'
Brand of Mince Meat.
& —>»»»«<n>©a»»-i
I The 41 Meat Market Limited I
S §
£ Wholesale and Retail Butchers. ™
t     Back to our Old Stand
We"beg to announce to our many customers that'we have removed to our old quarters next the Bank of Commerce pending the
erection of our new building opposite the King Edward hotel.
OTTAWA, Jan. 12—The hoard bf
railway commissioners * have Issued a
unanimous judgment im the' case of
tlie application of the Western Associated Press, a Winnipeg news gathering organization, which some time ago
applied for nnvbrdcr to compel the
Canadian Pacific, Railway Company,
and the Great' Northwest Telegraph
Company to glvo the association as
low a rate as other telegraph companies extend to papers not, members
of the association, and to put a stop
to other alleged Illegal prnctlces and
acts of discrimination on the part of
the company. As set forth In the
judgment given the iiuestions involved
1: Tlio rales charged hy respond,
ems for delivery of press matter to
applicants' headquarters In Winnipeg
aro discriminatory, nnd
2—That rates for retransmission or
furtherance of edited and sifted malted supplied hy nppllcnntH to memlici's
are likewise discriminatory.
In respect of the first point the judgment says:
"In our opinion the board should not
arhltrnlly apply tlio newspaper press
rato to nppllcnntH. The olnlon Ih,
based entirely on tho proposition Hint
the pi'OHs rnto of one und a half (•■•nis
iuul tin fi* finarttfs of a mil are not
lu tlii'iiiBo.veH uiireiiHnnahly high, In
oilier wonlH we do not think the lnw
riM|ulrcH tho reHpoiulontH to grunt the
iipplienntH n rate without the burden
of rules framed by renpoiieiliits p.'*;iii*d-
Ing the tine to be mnrlo of the Hcrvlro.
ll was mil ni'Kiied thai tIiohh ruU'K as
applied to Individual pnpern were tin-
reiiHoiiahlc, Tlio rules mul mien were
lilii-ildi'il io be rend Ingot Iht, mid ll
iIooh not Hi'om ut nil ronHoiuibb- to compel the roiiipiinlr-H tn Heparine tliem
iiiid apply the into to HOinelhlng ihey
und no one el he Iuul (.'onteiiipliiled nt
the lime when the nitcH weer ninile.*'
In reference to flat rntes extended to
iiewHpnpei'K by telegraph rompnnleH to
pnpei'H which they nerve the tludlim of
the board Ih lu favor of the WoHiern
Associated press.
After (leiillni!: with the uiicHiInn nt
hoiiio length the judgment concludes
iih followK*
"It HeeniH clenr thin these flat ran-
(omiiiit.i must he biiheil n» ;\iA\ upon
coHt of trmiHiiiiHslon nnd delivery uh
of i oiled Inn ur gathering, iilel thai the
iiirllfH or lolls covering nil I hie din-H
of nervlce tniixt be filed. These tariffs
must be so ft timed hh not to work ills-
(Tlimuliiu.iou ugnliiKt applicants, or
another peri-toii* or itH.socliitioii ciiriik-
ril In like work. It In no niiHwer to
-.v.;. 'hat tlu* .'.-i'sUi ir. U.i iw,'. Ui,-.
been performed at n los». The uties-
ituu i.i ,.u!(,Iy oii.* i>f tl,<- It'^.kH;.; <>; Hi.
prmtiie. ?
It fi-t-mn ib-;tr tlmt Iln- an j>r--ieri!<i
It a contlniinnre nrn) that b muni be
The bo'inl *fo<!.'4>- IsMied an (j;dt i < ul
Un:: mi-m the ivi*.m;n>i; u.iuii,'i*..ic« tu
fit tbelr tariff In nrcnnlnnri- with (!)•■
finding1* of U»p c(iriitnS*'Mieti
Total assets of over thirty million
dollars are entrusted to the custody
of the Bank of Hamilton.
Your Savings Account Solicited.
j; R'. LAWRY, Agent
Fernie Branch
eSs^e.vtjejaafpt - U: Lv
8 Klntf Stroot Wost
W. G. B. Manson
Fornio B. C.
PUTTING your spare dollars
y in, lhe Home bank is an
investment at full compound interest. But it differs from an investment in this way: the money
can never be lost, and it may be
withdrawn at any time without
expense or formality. One dollar
starts an account. Full compound
interest paid.
lU,\.\ll't.ii, .nui, |„- .iiiiui I., I Dm- ,
Huh ciiiue up for preliinlnury hen ring ;
before MiigiHtrale Mc.MId-en iu thi"
police court ycHl-'-rihiy nf'.einooii on u!
•  imih1     a*    \*,.\i*,ti,'t,*f..,,l  ,     til    AWt.iil  t ,,.).,
with the ileutli of Andrew Coleman nu
.Innuary ;:.
After Hevenil wIuh-shc-h' hud 'been
heard the ciiHe wax |-einitiiiled until Sn-
tui'iliiy next, pending the rcpuli of iln* J
, lUl',i|i.-.,,.       ('ijtltlil -,*. .il'm.*,' ,'. >>..'. (tli
I lUOuu ball.
Ilk     lie   t-ntdt'lii •- 111   «l."  ll*.'    Aiiurm*.-
■i-j, which   wt.n I'lictct   bv  tie* cinwn
'    i
; (Ollliifl.   Mid   lh   i KISH   e\.'i)u!t,.ili()ll   by
■Mr  Hngel, all details of the 'li-inlful;
.•Milk   from   Dnrwln   to  tin-  < amp In
j U Iiiiil  ("oi'l'i'.ll  III--'   ill*'*  lite ,il|,|   i'.illi'V
. *mU tt.ivll*, l'ui/,.i,, ,'.i ,i   ...Ullj ... Ulnl..
'and it wim evident bifoie the "uii'Iti*
"IliJl D'W  tie t'V.il!  llM 1 heen ]1«Tcnllilt
not nnlv lo iiii iiiTfmnt of th.. triiwilv
but uluo to n Hlory of Mltnple heroism
in tbe nice of clniinmiiiiiceH which
ciillld only he imiiKllteil |,y ihlise pi'oK-
ilil, If Ihele \M'|e home who colllll
Dili nee il tt wiih befiillhe of the qnlel
Iimllel' <lt fm t luillllier id whleh tin-
tale u*an i«J<J, for ibeie win, iniHiInt- in
tlli'l litlllilde of ellli.'i- ThniilllH Ualley
or John lleiub id Mbow thai ihey bud
clalnied any credit fur what ihey Iuul
doiic, Ii was n plain Moiy plainly
told, arid there was tm ostentation In
lllv llllll',!.' I- i! '',\l,,{ liml, .ir*, he till.I
ll)   llit'i)   tipiindli   it   Viiih   Mtlt|ii>    Ilie
duty of ioiiundei io stici; to one nn-
otli'T nnd tbat u.r-j .-ill
In    addition    tn    tbi-He  two  men.
ciarotiM.    Hliort. Tlumian Urnsn and
i'ifie,   Jj.iJju     tf*\,i  elldellci-        **!llfh
.'....        lll.U'vU.lU>     ll.v*       k,l|Ui;    UK    Ulitl
ellcllerl ftt Hie (rt:otler'» InaileSlf r»n
Mnmhiy uftcinnoti *£$tt_K*-^*f,*_&&
Ufa Mi^ltiti €&%**
11.00 a year in advance.     Address all communications to the "Manager" District Ledger, Fernie B. C.
Rates for advertising on application.
/ ,
Phone 48;  Residence 9 Manager and Editor
Now that the* election of officers is over, it
should become the duty of every member, whether
official or private in the ranks, to lay aside what-
' ' .        'X
ever little animosities, if such there be, on one side,
and all work harmoniously together for the best
interests,of the rank and file.
AVe trust there has been*no spirit engendered
that will prevent any of us from doing this. If
there be such, they are not loyal to themselves, or
to lhe best interests of the members of the organization.
The task of preparation i'or a renewal of our
wage scale i.s one that demands the .best brain and
the most careful thought of our members, : und it
should be assumed with a, determination that'not
one of the interests of the miners'should be forfeited or compromised. o
AVe need a solid front to meet that of the operators. All kinds of things are threatened, as is
usually the' case about this time of, the year when
a new scale of'wages are on the tapis for consideration. But with a united membership and a.de
termination to si and together there need be no fear
of any results adverse to the welfare of the entire
craft.     •       ,o ■
It is perhaps unfortunate that wc have an election of officers every year to disturb tlie tranquility
of the membership. AVe cannot have such election
without difference, of judgemnt as lo qualification
of candidates, and that difference of opinion often
.leads-men in exctss of zeal to do, and say things
■ that-they are sorry I'or-afterwards.
But it is this fighting* spirit of the'miners that
' has brought them to their present high.standing—
perhaps it is'due to their environments.   •
There were one hundred; and twenty two "unknown suicides in Chicago last year. One hundred
and twenty-two persons who had lost all connection
with the world in which they lived, who°had no
friends that they cared to remember, no hope for
the future, and no ties with the/past or the present. -
AVhen the pockets of the corpses were examined
an average of fifty cents each was found to mark
the limit of the worldly possessions of those who,
forsaken by the world,'had' at last, of their own
free will, forsaken the world/
Even in the last hideous limits of despairing
poverty there were still aristocrats..Nearly all the
money ayeraged among the one hundred and twenty-two was found on threcbodies.   ,
For the rest they went out of the world with
the same possessions they brought into it. In a
world where the labor of a single man could feed
and clothe and house a hundred, and all better than
tlie monarchs of a few centuries ago were provided
for, there were one hundred and" twenty two men
last year in Chicago who did not have the price of
ti bed, a shelter, a rag, within their reach, and saw
no hope of securing that price.
So they died by their own hands.
And in this same city there is a wealthy newspaper that but a 'few weeks ago published several
columns written by its most highly priced writer to
show that there were no unemployed in America, lie
proved, to his own satisfaction, that there is a job
for every man'that wants it and a living for whoever is willing to produce it.
Against his puny oretence of reasoning these
one hundred and twenty two propertyless corpses
stand as an awful fact, proving that in a land of
plenty men who have only their labor power for
sale die for lack of a purchaser.-'
Letter Box
The editor is not responsible for the
opinions of correspondents:
Tea acquires a flavor under the peculiar., climate
of Ceylon that cannot be acquired, anywhere else on
earth. The delibate fragrance and delightful aroma of
—j.- ii\3-L-v
,li at-JJ i ay_li____lu ] 1_jlv_ s
denied them. and. was only won .by fighting for it.
It may be Ihal we have come to regard this method as the only one curable of keeping us alive,
and ihe condition of the organization is a deinon-
stralion thai; it hits not weakened under the so-
called factional strife, but has grown stronger.
II mny be urged and will) great truth, that if
our fighting ability had been turned in another
direction lhe orgnuiziiiion would lodny have been'
But. liml it'hns not been weakened is fully demonstrated by its' f'iiiiinoial and mimen-al standing
nfier it two years financial depression that has been
amongst the worst of recent limes, being as great
as ever in ils history, despite predictions lo the contrary.
We should ut this time get closer together, mid
prepare to meet fairly and squarely mid I'latl'oot-
odly any attempt that may be made to encroach
on our rights and go boldly hI'Ic.i' more of the pro-
duel of our toil, and not cease until we get it.
We. should also insist on more safety being
proivded for our craftsmen while following their
employment. The death traps must be diseimletl
and llio mines made as safe as they possibly can
he, taking the dangerous nature of the avocation
into consideration.
There are n thousand and one different ways
thnt, wo can eiiileiii' ourselves to the craft, nnd make
tlii-iu like us better thnn by factionalism and wc
should eschew everything that is calculated to promote it and work for the good of all.
We are beginning a now your, Let us nil I urn
over a new leaf and decide that from henceforth
nil our time und nil our duty shall lie devnled to
making the 1!. M. \X, of A.,the must compact, liar-
jiimiioiiH and si-lidly organized body iu the world.
If I his is done we can defy the pools nnd I rusts
tlmt nro organized to ituhIi uh, and the outlook
Iiiih a bright and glorious aspect for the entire craft.
— Mino Workers Journal,
We are told that,, the same autocratic methods
have been used by the Big License men iir regard
to the Coal Creek club asthe* Fernie AVorkingmon's
chili. „AVill the right thinking people of th3 city
and district stand for these tactics? If one club
is wrong the other is the same, and the Fernie club
license should be cancelled. That i.s hardly like];.,
to-occur, as the people who patronize tho. b.ntie
club are a different set to those who patronize the
others. The workers are nothing, and must understand that just so long as. they continue lo vote
the old party way they* will be held as nothing.
The only way to.get the .whip hand is to upset the.
present system, and .control the ballot box.'. Then
when the capitalist "class who now control thc
■wanted something they would'have to submit. This
can never be accomplished as long as the workers
can be gulled by faithless promises and pre-election
talk on sympathy, etc. Get out and grasp .the opportunity, get control of the- ballot box and you
have the entire situation at your fingers' ends.
t, Coleman, Alta. Jan, 11
Editor Ledger;- ■   • •
Sir:. I wonder if John Bulko and his
men.are penitent for their unworthy
It seems to me that he begins to feel
his position an drealize the situation
he is in.- He has cut himself adrift
from his own people and his own class
and' finds himself like many a rebel
leader, very near alone, deserted, forsaken, deserters leaving his camp and
his littlo band is dwindling and fading
away from day to day.
Would Bulko look back to the U.
M. \V. of A. as he does at present if
he had been able to carry out his programme and follow the path that he
had cut out for himself?
Failure is what guides his'footsteps
to retrace the aimless path he followed. Ill-luck and discontent among
his ranks is at the helm of his barge,
steering - his cause to unions shore.
John wants to come to terms.with the
U.'M. W. of A. now, and draw, his
own rules and conditions, but I can
clearly see that he does not understand, things in their true light, nor
does he know the true'facts about the
union matters; his knowledge is very
limited in regard to them or he would
never ask for union funds not to be
expended to further socialism.
It is only fair for us to explain things
to John, and let him know in a square
way that such a -thing never existed
in the U. M. W. of A.
It is plain and fair, to me that the
dissatisfaction that oxiste'd among the
Slavs is only the fruit and the outcome of misunderstanding;. ■ I ' can
easily forgive the majority of them,
but John Bulko" ought to have known
and if he did hot know, and was as
ignorant, as the others,, why should he
pretend that he did know?.      ■    „
will please you.   Buy a package to-day from your
■ . ' grocer.   You'll, like it!  ,r
.*• •»
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 L. A. Mills; Manager
Bar supplied with  the  best Wines,
Liquors and Cigars
President TaCt spoko in a Howery mission tlie
other day. lie announced that ono'of his objects in
speaking lo the poor derelicts of the slums was to
convince his hearers "that the so called chasm between you and those who seem for the time being
to be mni'c fortunate is not so mueh of a. chasm after
lt bas been a principle ol: the Socialist philisophy
from Hit; beginning tbat 1 he-slum proletariat is tbe
tool of reaction, It is loo weak, physically and
mentally, too exhausted and crushed to struggle
against oppression, In every period of unrest it
has been used by tho ruling class as a tool witli
which to fight any real militant movement of labor,
lie is nearer right than might bo thought wben
ho duel tires that the chasm between the slum and
boulevard is not much of a chasm after all, Tbey
aro allies in tlie war against thoso who would
throw off tlie exploiting clnss,.
Surely some good men of business ability, integrity and common sense can bo got hold of to run
in conjunction \yith two or three of tho present
council for tin; coming season. Whilo individually
the liiciiibi-r.s of the old council have boen good fellows mul all ihnl sort of thing, there lmvo boon
iici'tisiotis upon which too much olii|Uoisin lias been
apparent. Wo givo tho council credit fnr the good
they have done. They eortifmly bandied the majority uf the btisinoHH in a good business like way,
luit there wero Hpols in which the, cliipto wns far
loo apparent, and that, is wlml has boon objected to,
Sow if only part of lho old council was in with
somo iiidcpoiiilenl men, who could not be coerced
lho future of the city would bo safe, and Ihnt is all
that we are anxious about.
Wc agree with the Free Press in ono pitrlictilar
tbiH week. Their rag of runilisin contaiiiH tlie
usual itniount. of rot, but during the aliNonce of the
editor, the mnn in charge, Mr. .Joobn Volumne, litis
emitted one pnragrnph tlmt really contains House.
one and cannot ho overlooked easily,
because he led men astray, knowing
that he was not doing the-.right thing.
His action looks very much to me as
though he was playing the traitor, and
seeking revenge for being rebuked for
misbehaviour in the, past. It is not
nl ways'good to look back too much to
lhe past, because the deedS'Of the past,
don't always prove the conditions,of
tho present.
The folly of days gone by is not
found to be the facts about' an individual in later days, _any wild and
foolish acts have boon' committed in
tlio past by men who are today'looked
upon as respectable and above all reproach, I foci and believe that we
ought to pu! down Lhe deeds of Bulko
committed with good Intentions, but
that ho was laboring from tho lack of
information, and from not being well
posted In the transaction of union affairs. There is n lesson hore to nil,
that it Is tho duty of all union mon
to attend uiiiqn meetings and to get accustomed with all mattorR and Btibioe.tu
that aro dealt with there, and do their
utmost to gain that knowledge and information that will sot them In a position to mako thnmHolvea valuable und
helpful members, and pobhoss a clean
opinion and a judgment thnt will always safoguard thom from being led
nway,   ■
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Ontario, Quebec and Maratime
Tickets on Sale Dec. l.to Dec. 31,'in-
clusiev, good to return within three
months. .. * „ , . ,
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Steamship* Business will be on sale
from November 21 and limited to.five
- , months from date of issue
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TJfnmg Cars-on alP'THrouglF'Trains:
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Tlie anniversary of the great
fire of August 1, 1008, is drawing near. Let us draw your attention to thc fact that we represent 14 financially strong, old
established and well known
Board Fire Insurance' companies, also agent for the
Sun   Life    Insurance
Company of Canada
We have several snaps in
Business and  Residential
, Property
in different parts of the city
NewOHver Typewriter
Machine given out on trial
.o Charge .'
3 Through Express Trains Daily
leaves Winnipeg daily at 22.40, making
connections at Toronto for all points
Enst and West thereof.
Tho "Imperial Limited" leaves Winnipeg daily at 1S.15,   and tho "Atlantic
Express" at S.OO daily, making connections q,t Montreal, for nil points East
< thereof.
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Branch Offlco. S25 5" St., Washinutou. D. C. -
■   .18   A   POINTER;l
on what to buy the wife for Christmas
A   STEEL    RANGE, Our holiday price is.,*	
A  WASHING   MACHINE   The best in U.o market   810.00
J. rVI.  AGNEW & CO.
hs n North Diikntn town tlio niovohtintH hoeinno
1 iroil nf Hi-Ui'itf gooda on credit while thoir ctmtmn-
rr«, or mnny of thom, wrro Hcndin£ thoir oath away
to catalogue Iiouhoh. -After careful (•nnxideipitioi)
tlioy decided lo ndopt radical menus to enforce
ciihIi payments.
A in Jt ri was sent to thc mil wny Million to make
n list onch tiny of tho names of thoso receiving
gondii from tlio catalogue houses. A copy of thin
list wan plnoptl in onch store and whon ono of thoso
i.'UMoiiK.rH attciiiplcil to purchiiKo on linn* lm wuh
court(VHinly reinsert.
A^ain, any of Kin-h ci-Momcr-** hriiigin--; produce
to town woro dirooted to ship it to tho o/itnlotriH*
Iioiim'h with which thc;y dealt.
Tho -MMilonicrs finding thoy oould no longer wi
rrttilit at hoi-fii**, worn fhiift forood to hoop thoir
money nt home in order to he nhlc to purehane the
nrUole**** for which it would not pay thein to send
Tlio artioln referred to is in regard to reiiniueratioii|nf ruMorntlon Ib crodltnblo not only j ^
for tho mayor nnd council of tho eity.     Wo Imvn
ronohod a sta^e in civic, administration now whore
wn oan afford to pny the council for thn Brent sue.
rifii'cs that Ihey are hound to ninUe in the interofttH
of the city, aud lh« matter Miotild )w taken up at
onco hy the people, nnd a Htiitnhle remuneration
allowed thc memhern of lhe council for their time
spent in city work.
Tho _ ornlo DlHtrlct Lodgur recently
publlHhed nn HhiHtrntcd bruclmro of
vory hnndnome proportlotiH MinwInR
tlio marvolloiiH growth of Fornio since
llio flro. It Ih a publication thai Ih a
credit to tho publishers nnd tho city
from which It conies, and wo uro vory
much pleased to placo It, on our shelves
of cliolco lltoruttiro nnd tlihiKn worth
whilo.—Walltor's Weekly.
*   ♦   *
I'ronroHBlvo l-'urnlo l« the titlo of nn
Illustrated booklet published by The
Finnic DlHtrlct Lodger. It eommem-
oral ob tlio dent met Ivo firo of AtiKiit-t,
11)08, nnd tho remarkable pronioflH lho
town Iiiih since mnde In robulldliiK, A
stirring ntory of tho fire Is given, with
mnnv Rood lllitstrntlons, and tbo work
Headquarters For
Office   Supplies
Mining will prolmhly always lie the chief iniliis-
try of Hritish (Nilutuhin. nud yet there are prncti.
cally no minore or rnininj? men Jiiemhers of the provincial legislature.—Greenwood Ledge.
What would yofl think of a farmer lniying-a fox
to guard his henrooatt
Yiui would call him a fool. ,
Then why nhonld the poor mnn vote for ti millionaire to make his lawmt
to Ferule, but. to thu spirit Hint, pur-
vndos Uiu whole of western Canntltt.—
Canadian' Mall,
*   *   *
Wo nro In receipt of n copy of I'ro-
KrcAHlvo Kern I e, a souvenir udrtitum,
published by tho District LodRer of
Keralo, U, C, It Ib n booklet of considerable rI-co, containing nn account
of tho groat fire of AububI, 1908, whon
the city wan practically'wiped out, In
the year that ha« followed It. hnn put
on nil Its former Iroportnnco and net-
Ulty, und the edition la filled with
splendid views of tlio wonderful and
tremendous growth that has boon
mndo, It Is n publication worthy of
note, Uio workmanship as woll ns tho
matter it contains being of a high order, all ROfntj t[i nhow tlw onorffoik
nnd progrcslsvo aptrlt which chiwnc-
terlzcs Western enterprise,--Atlsa
CralK llanner.
Suddaby's Drug & Book Store
Agent for Victor and Edison Phonographs
Huyler's & Lowney's Chocolates, New Scale Williams' Pianos
if Tbe. Official Organ of District No.  18, U. PI. W.  of A.
Fernie; B.C.,   January 15th,    19iO
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News From the Camps
From our own Correspondents
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The total amount received for the
benefit concert for Charles Alstead is
is follows:
Tickets sold.$137.25; collection $24;
total $161.00; expenses ?5. Handed to
Charles Alstead $156.25. Signed C
Claridge, secretary.
Robert Murray,' a bellboy in No. 5
. mine got his foot badly crushed on
Wednesday, morning.
* An Italian got a rib fractured in No.
1 south by getting caught between a
car and some posts.
Joe Maxwell and L.'Baretti, got
their'right ankles badly crushed in
No. 3 mine on'Wednesday. Maxwell
had got;caught between the rail and
the car,and Barrett! went to his as-
■ sistance and got caught by the same
* -Mr. and Mrs. Charles Alstead wish
to thank all the friends for the kind-
_  ness shown to them in" their time of
T. Harrison is back at the Creek
again. •
See account, of William Alexander's
death on page one. ,    ,
Most of the' men in No. 5 mine are
doing" very badly these days owing to'
the air lines and tho dinkeys freezing
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•'*     "P; ,     '       - .,        , , ,*•
-* Johnny PalA'er pulled out for the
\. coast on Thursday. ■ „ .    ,.,-•
11. Hubbertsy and family moved up'
to the* Creek again this week. Bob
was burned out in "the Creek fire last
August.     '•
" Miss Hunt left on a trip for the Old
Country li\st Friday nigtit.1'-
Andy Waugh landed back at the
Creek last week end', ' Enough of
Sunny Alberta and the Chinook winds
out there,
About two hundred books arrived at
the club on Monday from tho Colliers
Publishing company of Now York and
tliore Is'some flno standnrd works in
tho number, ' This is a good start
toward the now library. „    --
Thero fs overy reason to believe that
there will be groat changes In the
management of the C, N. P. Conl Co.
shortly, and if is to lie hoped that the
changes will be for tho hotter, as thero
Is lots of room for Improvement in
and around the mines hero at present.
Mr. It. Uonf is acting superintendent
at tho Crook.
There wore forty tons of coal turned
sut of old No, 1 mlno last Friday, This
Is the oldest mlno up here and Is bolng
oponod up again after being, closed
down for about two and a half years
or more,
W. need turned up at the Crook last
Friday night, after his trip to the old
country. I heard a story of lilm
gottlng married whilo away but Wlillo
Is mum on that subject.
A cavo occurred In No, li mine last
Saturday on 10 incline, dolnylng that
particular district for tlio dny, but It.
was well cleared out for work on Monday.
Adnm Watson was up from Mlchol
on Saturday ulght to visit his frlondB
So Sam Is on for an old country
stalto. Woll keep doar of tho brown
stuff Sammy, and then you will soon
make it. .
Tho board of mruiriKomont nt tho
Club have purclmBcd a fine clock for
tho hilllard room, which not only ro
tjlBterB tho tlmo but also renlstors tho
dato of tho month.    It Is quito a novelty.
A young boy named Oliver WlnsUin-
. ley hnd tho misfortune to hnvo his loft
arm broken while working as a drlvor
ln No. 3 mlno laBt Friday.   ,
,( -A. II. Macdonald was up to boo tho
now club on Tuesday, and was certainly  disappointed   becauso  he aid
not hnvu n chimco tu have a drink
with tho boys,
John Shanks, late pltboss at No. 8
Mlchul, has boon appointed as superintendent at Coal Croek.
Thomas Uiincim ban m-wii Kr---.mv.-ti a
license for a hotel at l'nvaburg, Alborta.
No. fi mlno afternoon shift waB Idlo
on Thursday to attend tho funoral of
William Aloxandor, who was <lrlvor
boas of tUat mblne.
Tho funoral of tho Into William Al-
uxuudur, waa held on Thurndny afternoon at Cool Creek. Thc sorvlco wa*
conducted by the Itev, flcott. aflor
which tho remains wero brought to
• Fornie on a special train. A largo
crowd attended the last sad rlt«s and
the sympathy of the Conl C.rotdr ponple
In which the Udger Joins, i* extended
to Mra. Alexander. ''
On Thursday evening at the Institutional church a meeting was held under the auspices of the B.itish and
Foreign Bible society callod the Alberta branch. Mr. D. Davies was appointed president, Messrs. McCleod
and McDonald, vice-presidents; Mr.
Ouimette, secretary treasurer. Mr.
Morine, the vicar and Rev. Mr. Murray
wero present. It was decided to ask
a lady from each church to canvass
the town for subscriptions'to form a
nucleus of a fund to meet the current
the number. This is a good s attotr
expenses, also to establish the branch
upon permanent lines so that the
scriptures may be placed free in the
hands of deserving persons. The movement should in itself appeal strongly
to the sympathies of the masses, as
tho society is interdenominational; it
should be'supported by all classes of
tne community.
Total number of pupils on    school
register for the year 236.
Boys  121, girls 115.
Total aggregate of days for the first
term 11635. -
Total aggregate of days for the 2nd
term 11825.
Number of legal teaching days.:—
Average attendance" of pupils:—117-
SS.   '    ' =,
The annual meeting of the' school
trustees was held in-the school house
with a sparse attendance- of rate payers. Mr. Cameron occupied the chair.
After "reading through the financial
account for, the year, which, report
was accepted by a vote, a general dis
ciission was gone through upon the
welfare of the school at large. It was
pointed out that the trustees had done
excellent work during the past year
having to superintend thc construction
of the new school, which is a-credit to
any town, Ventilation' and heating
were made a speciality of and will be
a blessing to tho children during the
winter and summer months. Trustees
are Messrs A.„Cameron, chairman; Mclntyre and *F. Graham. - The latter
was appointed for the aext term,' A
vote, of* thanks was moved by Mr, H.
James and seconded by Mr. Blais lo
tho trustees for their services dining
tho year. The chairman spolie of the
good work which is being done by
Mrs, Sellers awaiting the arrival of
the new principal, who is expected iii
On Thursday. January Ilth, Frank
Hoaly's San Francisco Opera Co. was
in town,
It Is spoken of freely of late in
certain quarters of the possibility of
an electric car serleo being run from
Bellevue into Coleman. We hopo that
tho gontlomon who nro Interested nnd
who hold the charter will move on to
business In order that the public may
have the desired facilities they so
much need, Speaking as an outsider
I have not the least doubt that It
would bo a good paying proposition —
one worthy of serious consideration on
the part of speculators. To thoso
who travel It Is very often proved thnt
there Is a groat loss of time and unlimited Inconvenience through the prosont service of tho C.'P. It. and It goes
without saying thoy monopolize tho entire Pass,
I tako this opportunity of spouklng
to tho pooplo of our town through tho
columns of tho Lodger, thnt wc should
llko lo rco a greater Interest manifested in the perusal of this papor, First,
becauso It belongs lo tho people and
It Is much to the ndvantage of tho
gonornl publio, to possess such a medium whereby their eorydny duties nro
focussod, discussed and brought to a
flnnl Issue through Ils columns, Practically In a now country It Is no easy
mattor to run a worldtiKman's papor,
without the sympathy and practical
interest shown by tho masses, for
whom It was Inaugurated, and for
which purpose It Is designated. Secondly tho Ledger Is cheap literature.
Tho cost Is only oue dollar per annum.
To all who havo to toll for tho bread
thnt porlshoth Its nppenl Is not to bo
OVtil'iUUHCU illlU tti'iiit..uU (ill liiuui-l *»■*
how iw-uJJ ii dLiii'i't: I toy lo nil to
rend, mark and learn and Inwardly digest tho principles ond benefits accruing from the reading of thn workers
port the death of tlie young wlfo of
Mr. Wm, Bnnku, tho well known football player. Mrs, Banks only cnmo
to this town some throo months abo to
bo married, having left tho groat city
of Manchester to como to Canada.
We express our deop sympathy wllh
tho husband In Ms noro trials, nlno
wllh tho family of deceased in the old
Mr. Povah wa* In town for a tew
days. Ills old friends wero clad to
eea blm.
Clioo Luck, the man who throw
his lifo away wilfully was laid to rest
In tho Coleman cemetery on Friday
amidst  scenes  of-mourning  by   his
brethren.'- ' -    ■•
Mr. Wm. Grabam, manager of the
opera house; has-made an offer to
some of his friends that he will keep
the opera house in such condition that
it-will not freeze, and it seems clear
j that if operations continue as they are
he will prove the much esteemed.hero
of the situation.
His Lordship Bishop Pinkham was
in town on Thursday for a short time.
Oh Tuesday, morning when Wm.
Clegg was coming off shift he slipped
and fell Heavily down the steps of tlie
power house. He was knocked out
for some considerable time. He managed to walk home with difficulty and
no doubt he will be indisposed for a
few days.
On Friday night a very enjoyable
time was spent at the opeha house,
when a good company was present to
participate in dancing until the early
hours of, the morning. ■   t
■ Tho Rocky Mountain Cement Company commenced operations this week
and everything promises to be a great
success. Producing for the first time
in the Pass, the company should find
if an easy.> matter to sell. It would
prove a great boon to the public if
they would think.the. matter out and
put up cement houses.
. Mr. Strams, who met with, an accident "the other-day, is progressing as
well as could, be* expected.
T. B. Smith has left for the east to
enjoy a well earned rest.
On Friday night one of the employees of the International Coal and Coke
Company met with a slight accident
through the., breaking of one of the
pipes in the air column.
The steel tipple of the McGillivray
Coal Company is nearing completion
and will soon prove a splendid acquisition to the shipment of coal, also the
company has built,1 some very substantial buildings on their property. Undoubtedly it will be one.* of the' finest
properties on, the Crows Nest Pass,
and when the whole of the machinery
is .complete it will be ''able to hands
thousands of tons per day. The steel
cars in connection with the mine have
The people, are delighted with the
gift of A. C. Flumerfelt, which is such
an attraction'and boon to-our new
-  A letter having been received from
tho sccortary of thc Sunday Alliance
League desiring, a petition* to be sent
to tho govornment asking thenv   to
take the necessary steps to rclinqnlah
Sunday traffic at our post offices, it is
clear to the most casual observer that
the post office employees havo no time
to call tbelr own.     Thoy' are called
upon to work all days more or loss,
therefore in the Interests of the thoso
people thc public should be asked to
mako n littlo sacrifice In order to glvo,
theni tlieir just and proper claim.
. A large section of tho men of Coleman   are desirous of having a Laymen's1 Missionary banquet in the near
futuro.   ' It is to bo hoped that the
mattor will be pushed to a final Issuo
and we take this opportunity to say a
word In its favor.    There novpr was
a time in tlio history of our young
country that called for tho assistance
of Hiieh n noble scheme and as far as
It has gone its claims are legitimate
and succoss lt assured.'
Apropros to the recent disaster at
the St. Paul   mine, Cherry, 111., it has
frequently occurred to the writer, Mr.
Wm. Blakemore in the Colonist, that
someone is very lax 'in providing the
necessary guards to safeguard the live
and*limb of the miners in various districts. ,
, The provisions should reduce the fatalities to the minimum if not wholly
prevent loss of life.
.- It has been the record of every disaster   of this character that a large
number of miners have been entombed, and "that if, thoy were hot killed
outright' from the force* of the explosion or fire, they died of starvation or
of the deadly black damp.    Had these
survivors been provided with a pure
water supply; pure air and food, there
is no question but that hundreds   of
lives might have been saved in the
last few years.
At the Harwich mine explosion in
Pennsylvania, a large number of miners literally starved to death, and th'e
same is true at Monongah, W. Va., iri
which between 350 and 400 .miners
lost their lives—and now the Cherry
disaster, to say nothing of the dozens
of instances where from one to twelve
men have been killed. In view of the
inexpensive method which might be
employed in safeguarding tho various
mines, it would seem that our law
makers should pass such measures as
would compel mine owners to adopt
such a precaution.
There was an article in one of the
mining papers recently where the editor advances the theory of installing
telephones hv mines, so that the entombed miners might get into communication with tlie outside world'and
be able to give them the exact condition of tlie mine, etc.
This would (do some good, and aid
in the work of' rescue provided that
the wires were installed In such a way
explosion, but the ideal plan would be
to sink boreholes from the surfaco at
staled' intervals, running'' along the
main entries and-tapping the main
stations iii the mines. These boreholes
should be cased with iro pipe from
top to bottom, and be of sufficient i
size so that in case of accident they j
could bo used for supplying various'
sections of the mine wltl\ pure air,
food, water and communication for the
entombed miners.
It would hardly be possible for an
explosion to destroy a bore hole,' as
thoso explosions do not usually occur in thc main entries of. the mine,
Thoy are usually in some part of the
mino which has beon abandoned and
with nor outlet, for gas, which accumulates, This is largely responsible for
tho explosions which take place, If
boreholes wore sunk Into tho old
workings, thoy would provide an outlet
for the dangerous gases and tho black
damp, *    ,
Had this provision boon Installed lni§
foreman "after counting his men found
that one was missing.
Investigation * .showed that the dead
man had been drinking heavily all the
previous day and that in the early part
of Sunday evening he had tried to
cross the line into Canada,' but had
been,turned.back by the customs officer, and then later on in the evening
he had again made an attempt to steal
across the line and under the cover of
darkness had been successful but only
however to be overcome with cold and
the effect of the liquor with fatal results. -
Constable Jensen notified Coroners
Rose' and Hartin of Nelson, who instructed him that if there were nb
signs of foul play they would,have no
In the meantime' the body had been
taken back to Port Hill for .shipment
to'Spokane but the railway officials refused on account of there being no
death certificate, which it has been impossible to issue.
The corpse therefore is lying at Port
Hill awaiting further instructions before it can be shipped.
Imperial Bank of Canada
Capital Authorized $10,000,000
Capital Paid Up $5,000,000     Reserve ..." $5,000,000
D. R. WILKIE, President HON. ROBT JAFFRAY, Vice-Pres.
Arrowhead, Cronbrook,  Fernie, Golden, Kamloops, Micttel, Myie, Nelson
y» Revelstoke, Vancouver and Victoria.
•  Interest allowed on deposits at current rate from date of deposit.
NEW YORK, Jan. 13—Mrs. T.' P.
O'Connor, wife if the Irish leader! who
has come to New- York in search of
health,- believes that the women , of
England will'revise the divorce laws'
of that country as soon as they are
given the ballot.
"When women, get votes in England
I think that all the laws will be modified,", she said. "One of the first will
be the divorce lf*,ws which at present
are most unfair to women. In England
the, woman has to prove unfaithfulness
or cruelty; the man only unfaithfulness. At least the law should be the
same for. both."       .   ...
Central Hotel
A Mosley, Dining Room Proprietor
Open Sunday
Everything New iin.^Uii-to-diU''
Workingmen's   Trade   Solicited
1910   DIARIES
Office Diaries, all,sizes   °
Pocket Diaries
0     Office Desk Calendars
Canadian Almanacs
World's Almanacs
Typewriter Papers and Office Supplies galore
The Leading Druggist Phone 118'
o -   _ ■■  ~ -    -__—.__:.«>
>«9«*3tia»«b_3 «£>&-»
R. H. Marlow
First Class Union Store carrying a Suitable Line of Xmas
Two South  African  Scrips    for
sale at usual price
To select tlmt. make of piano of which* you
may lie justly ]:u'0iul, not only when it is
new, but also after you have used it many
many years. ■■ .IJuyi-ho kind that not only
is good but remains good.
M. W. Elley. Dist. Mgr.
' A generous donation of $2i> wns received from V, Hydo Ihil'cr of Criiu-
brook, also ono of $10 from the almonds .Mfg. Co. of Seattle. These funds
nio i'or the furnishing of tho hall, the
building HhuK being paid for,
The whist, club met Inst weolc nt
Mrs, Ik'utlif?'-*, South Wnldo,
Tho hulk's of Wnlilo wore jilciisod to
rocolvo n receipt od Invoice for $11,00
from .1. D. Mcllrlde of Cruubroolc for
hIovob, etc, ordered for the now hull
C, I), McNub loft lodny to nttoml tho
lumbermon'H mooting fit Crnnbrook,
W. lliildor and W. Kirk, both of
HIllcruBt were brought beforo tho
district liiBpector on Tuouday charged
wltli bolng drunlc nnd dlHordorly. Thoy
woro flnod |2 and cobIh.
Prod Puchlly of Pasaburg wnR flnod
$[) nnd coflto for bolng drunk nnd dlHordorly.
i-i uur*. liiici.i.^   L-.;.*** ^i/'.'*i;-.C.y*.u ..CV-T,
lo  MlrhM  on  Wrdnomlny  to     fdny
tho Michel tonm.    A good, Internfltlng
gnmo whh wltnoHRod, Frnnk winning
by throo to two,
Tho comont works nt Illnlrmoro nro
li'jH*    "i'ln'}}""   OV**   Pfimrifit     iviitfi})   lu
claimed to be. of a vory Biiporlor mild re, ,
J. Morrln of HlllcrcHt Ih working in
Mr. HnrgravcB, mnnnsor of Writ Bonn
drug storo, loft for tho old country
thlH wook. Before he rcturua ho ox-
poet* to visit Frnnco nnd ft fow other
plnces, Wo oxpect him lo bring n
brldo back with him.
A great wrestling mutch will tako
plnco In tho minors hall on tho 24th
between Jack Kennedy of Frank and
Clayton Oould of Port Huron, Mich.
Two bost out of throo. cntch an ralch
cnn stylo.
the Cherry mine, an woll ns the oth
ors, and frosh nlr furnished to the
miners, a largo number of lives could
havo boen saved. These disasters
fall on a class of peoplo who aro dependent on their daily labor for tho
livelihood of thoir families, nnd tho
loss of tho broad winnor undor these
circumstances producos deplorable
conditions whicli cannot,bo Imagined
by tho dasB of pooplo In bottor clr-
(iiimstnncoH financially,
Mon who will advocate nnd push to
a conclusion i>, mon'suro of this kind
will lmvo doen somothing which will
enuno their names to bn remomberod
for all tlmo,
In mines whero thoy could not got
a puro nlr supply to tho fnco of-tho
entrloH which thoy aro driving by
mouiiH of an ordinary fan, tlioy drilled
holos nhoad of tho ontry nnd whon
theso holos woro tapped thoy caused n
groat currot of air to flow through
tho ontrloH which cnrrlod out tho
smoke, kiih, otc, buck up through tho
holntlng shafts,
North  Lethbridge, —Lethbridge
*w«E>**_s>f:rTC?_ a^otso-ftoi
Fernie Opera House
A. F'IZZOCOLO, (Lesser)
Pollock Wine Co. Ltd
Phone 79      Baker Ave, P.O. Box 2W.
Wholosolo ImportorB and Exporters
of Wines, Brnndloo, Cordl-ils, Porni5;ii
nnd Domestic Wblskics tnd Olns,
I.nrgo stock of Fernet Drnnca, Italian,
Ilnngnrlnn nnd finrmnn Wines, also
Norwegian Punch nnd Aquavit. Iloor,
Portor, Alo and Clgnrs.
Agents for Waukoslin Arcadian Wntor, Sclillls! Iloor and tho fnmous KIk
Valloy Ilrowlng Co. Ltd. Iloor, draught
nnd bottled,
Spoclnl nltontlon glvon to fiimll/
Our Motto: Pure goods and quicK
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
Usual Prices.    Good order maintained
District Ledger Ads Pay Well
Japanese Tries to Steal Into Canada
—It Overcome by the Cold
and Perishes
HRFftTON, TV O., .Inn. 13—It wns n
gnionomo discovory   thnt, wn« mndo
IiihI Sunday morning by throo lumberjacks who stnrtod to walk from Port
IIUI, Idaho to Croston,     When thoy
renchert the point whero tho track of
tho Valo Columbia Lumbor Co. crosses
tho Great Northorni'thoy found a mnn
lying on tho ground nnd on closo examination thoy Haw that lio was dond
and that ho was a .Japanese.    Thoy
hurrlod bnck to Port HIII and notified
C, Kycki-itH, CimiidlHii Customs officer
nt IlyckorfH, 1J. C. Mr. Ryckerts telephoned to Provlnctnl Constablo Jensun
who  left here Immediately to Investigate the affair. Constable Jonson found
Ihnt (lie   man had been dead some
hours as tho body waH quito rigid. Un
went to Port Hill and Interviewed (he
foreman ol an extra khhk who b:.*, u
largo crow of men at work, aad Dw
Have Your Palm Read.   Know Thy Future
K/1 a r\ a Kvier     P»pri  MAP
The world famous Hlndo seeress and Prophet, Madame Del mar, hns no
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•* *> ******        •   * r
out asking a questionr|and at • glance she gives names, dates, facts and
localities In the vast problem of life, Tells what you acme for and guarantees to reveal every Incident In your life, past, preetnt and future; advises you on courtship, love, marriage and divorce; sales, chan-aes speculations, wills, property, business losses., and sickness, Positively no fee
sccepted in advance and not at all unless perfectly satisfied. This is
fair, is it not?     Leaoorn fn p.*»lmUtry and    hypnotism.        McHiumistlc
persons developed.
9 p.m.
Call early to avoid crowd. Office Hours 10 a.m. to
ROOM   7*  KING  EDWARD  HOTEL,   FERNIE,   B. C. «.j;r •.*■*:■ •*i-;s *if-~** -"Sw-t-vtA-A*?*'
In this sketch of the Coal, Mining
industry in North Dakota I will endeavor to give the mine owners all tbe
credit that is due them "for the manner
in which the mines in this country are
But when they are weighed in the
balance I am prone to say that they
are all io ■ he found wanting. The
conditions under which' somo 1000
men toil in tho dark bow-Ms of the
earth are so deplorable that ii would
put Siberia to* shame, Such conditions will continue io remain in vogue
on the sun hissed plains of North'
Dakota until they are eliminated by
the legislature at U-.L- capital city of
Bismarck, and ihe miner as a man,
is put at par with the profit on the
product he produces.
We will go through some of the
mines and see what the prevailing conditions are.
The*Zenith Coal Company at Zenith,
N, D., has a mine with an output of
250 tons per day. To produce this
coal the men have to submit to the
following conditions:
The mine is ventilated by an air
shaft with a small stand pipe built at
the top of the air shaft. The coal is
' blasted with dynamite and at all times
of the day, the air current is hardly
sufficient to keep a light burning,
much lessto force out the smoke from
the working place.
The miners work from ten to 16
hours per day, and constantly breathe
the poisonous • fumes of dynamite
smoke. Wooden track is used in the
rooms; this the'miner lays and keeps
in repair and for this he gets no extra
pay. .      '    "
The roof is supported by culled railroad ties that are gathered along the
Northern Pacific railroad.,, The miner is supplied with an axe to chop off
'the rotten <-euds. When a miner is
in, need of track, and cast-off .railroad
ties to support the roof of his room,
he must leave his working place and
come outside to get them. He loads
them in a car and they are taken in
. by a driver.
A miners-asked the superintendent
• to have the supply brought into his
.working place;  he was told to come
in a bunk, tho men who sleep in the
top bunks use the lower ones for. a
ladder to get to their bunks. The room
is heated by a small stove.
The room is provided with a table
made of rough lumber and two small
benches, this comprises the furniture,,
and a man - who is' not fortunate
enough to get a part of the bench
must sit on hisc.bunk, When bedtime- comes, it could not be told by
looking at the men whether they were
ready, for an extra shift of work or
retiring for the night.
Such are the social conditions provided for tho miners by the Zenith-
Coal Company of Zenith, North Dakota. U. S. A.
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► ♦
Agents of the Dominion-JCoal
Co. of Cape Breton K S.,,are
at work trying to induce miners of Wilkesbarre and other
anthracite mine towns to go
there and scab. District and
local officers should exert
themselves to prevent them
from securing any men for
such purpose.
A strike has been on in Nova Scotia and at these mines
since July 6.with every prospect of winning.
Don't go there and try to de-
'feat  your  brothers   who  are   ♦
fighting for the right to organ-   ♦
■ ize-and_beiter  conditions  of   ♦
employment. <■ ♦
Stay away. Due notice will ♦
be given in these columns . ♦
when the strike is won. Lab- ♦
or papers, please copy.     '       ■ ♦
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Made from
cream of tartar, :-&riyed sole!y
from grapesi- All the ingredients
of Dr* Price's Baking PoWder
are printed on the latS.   They   .	
■j  are pure, healthful and proper.   H
 When baking powders, are  peddled  or   '^™
demonstrated, examine their labels. You
will find they are, not made from cream
of tartar.   You don't want them
miner wants timber he gels them any
old place they are to bo found and
The Consolidated Coal Company aU carries them to his working place.
walk into him.
Such mine owners as „ this should
have their coal left in the earth until
it will walk out to them, or till they
learn that a .coal miner is a human
being the sume as they arei and should
be treated as such, and liave respectable homes to live in, and not such
sheds as would make a mule shudder
end grow sick of heart if he had to
live in tbem.
The men got sixty cents per ton for
l.ehigh have an output of 100 tpns per
day, and it is ventilated by a fan and
an air shaft, The air goes no farther
than the parting, so only the mules
get the benefit of it. The rooms arc
driven from 70 to 100 yards without a
break through, consequently there is
not enough air at the working place to
light  a  match:
In case a miner's light goes out for
the want of air, as it frequently does,
the niiner must find his Way out to
the mouth of the entry in the dark
to light a, match. The'men come
from their homesteads in the fall with
rosy cheeks and every indication of
good health,,-and go back to their
homesteads in the spring, if he can
stand it till the spring, looking like'
the ghost of an Egyptian.mummy.
■Such conditions 'as these bear the
approval' of., the North Dakota Mine
Inspector, and at this place he has
conducted the affairs of this important-
office as though the affairs of the
State were only a farce.
I am willing to submit this to any
sane, thinking man in North Dakota,
whether' or not a coal company or any
other institution should be permitted
by tlle state to provide such deplorable
conditions for men to work in. in order that they might save a dollar in
their expense account at the cost of
the health of,'the men employed by
When I first visited this mine it was
on a "Monday morning, the latter part
of .July, 1909. We got so far as the
longer burn.- 'We could hoar some
men talking up the entry*by an electric light... I was anxious to see what
they were doing in such a, place. They
could not have been experienced min-'
ers or they, would not have been in
sueh a place. When wo got to where
they were I asked them what they
were doing in such a place. They said
they were waiting for some air in
order that they m'ght g-qt to, their
working place, but tlie air failed to
blasting and loading coal off tlie solid,   come so they had to feel thoir way In
The Superintendent told me,that he
thought HO cents wns enough, but the
■ boys took advantage of him. Tho conl
Is not weighed, but the car holds a ton,
it .is about 6 feet long, three feet wide
and two and a hnlf feet high, aiid the
cars are loaded about six Inches over
the top. A car of these dimensions
loaded with lump coal will hold about
2500 pounds, with lump and nut conl
will hold nbout 2G00 to 2700 pounds—
they cnll this n ton, He Is not taking
advantage of anybody and nolthor will
he as long as the milieu nre iviiuluorod
In such a comfort nblo manner,
The men come out of the mlno and
walk n quarter of u mile to tliolr menls
—tlioiv thoy go lo the little red bunk
house on Iho hill, This bunk Iiouho
Ih ii building iibnul twenty foot by
thirty foot, nnd Is used for a sleeping
room, a Hitting room, a laundry nnd
it bath Iiouho,
Tho' bunks nro mndo of rough lumber, on each Hid* of tli.-- wnll nnd the
top bunk nbout four and a half feot.
nbovo I lm lower out',    Two mon sloop
the dark, a distance of 1000 yards. The
cars used in this mine when wolf loaded, will hold about three tons; , they
are weighed on nn automatic scale,
but no miner gets more than -1800 lbs.
One welghmnn told mo thnt few curs
In a day's run weigh' less Hum 5300
pounds, nnd all of this has the approval of tlio inspector of scales,
This scale Inspector Is a gontlomnn
drawing n salary from tho people of
Nortli Dakota for protecting the interests of these people- by having proper
Hcales, Ho puts a siniill poster on
tho scales m Indlrnto Hint he hns been
thoro, and the ImihIiiohh of weighing
conl goes on In the snnie old hnppy go
lucky way ns thought he hnd stayed In
The conl In I IiIh mlno Is Ion-led with
n fork, and tho minor throws tho slack
buck— for this ho is rewarded by the
exorcise lie gets out. of It,
In poisoned nlr, nud mndo all lhe
worse by tlie poisoned fumes of the
dynamite mrioko, to nil this the mine
hiHpi'oior Hiiys good enough.     if the
When he,wants, tracking lie might
have to'search the entire mine to find
some and bind it together with a piece
of wire, a small chain is better, but
the miner provides his own chain, and
tlie driver takes the rails to his working plnco.
• The cars being so, large if the rails
are laid on ties, the cars are too high,
so he spikes them to the clay. When
the miners have finished tlieir ton
hours toil they go to, tlie boarding
house, and battle with bed bugs for
the' night.
And people go to far off Asia to
show people how to- live, and teach
them to say: . 0
"Peace on earth and good will towards men,"
and all the time they have better social conditions than the miners of.North
S. F. McGuinn.
(To be continued.)
Sittings  in
East  Kootenay for
To Come
January120:   Fernie
January 27:  Golden.
February- 10:   Cranbrook.
February 17:   Fernie.
March 10: Cranbrook
March 17: Fernie
April 7:  Goldeif "
April 9: Wilmer
April 14:   Cranbrook.
April 21: Fernie
May, 12: Cranbrook'
May 19: Fernie
June 9:  Cranbrook.-
June 16:'Fernie     \
June 23:   Golden. ' ,
June 25: Wilmer.
•   September 1: Golden.-
September 3:  Wilmer i '* '    °
September 8: Cranbrook
September 15: Fernie .
October 13:  Cranbrook
October 20:  Fernie
November 3: ■ Golden.
November 10:   Cranbrook
November  17:   Fernie
,December 8: Cranbrook   *   „
December 15:  Fernie    "'
Chambers will'bo held nt Fornie on
Tuesday in ench week excepting the
weeks when ther Is n sitting of the
court, Chnmbors In Cranbrook each
Mondity nnd nil other days the Judge
is in town.
In the mattor of nn application for
the Ihsiio of a duplicate Certificnto of
Titlo to Lots G nnd 8 Block 2 of Lot
."•15." Group 1 Kootenny District "Map
Notico Is hereby given thnt If Is my
intention to Issuo nt tho expiration of
ono month nfter tho first publication
hereof a diipllcnto of tho cortlflcnto
of tit lb to the nbovo mont toned lnnd
In tlio namo" of John Podblclnncllt,
whleh cortlflcnto Is dntod the 13th
Octobor 1003, nnd numbered 2803A.
Deputy District Registrar
Lndy Registry offlco, Nelson, 11, 0,
.Inniini'v' 8th,  1010. .'MBLP 13
,- DENTIST.       • \,
Office: Johnson-Faulkner Block.
Houns 9-12;, 1-5; -6-30-7.30.  Phone 72
B. C.
w. r. ross k;c
'Barrister   and Solicitor
Fernie, B. C.
L. P. Eckstein
D. E. McTaggart
Cox Straet
Fernie B. C.
F. C. Lawe
Aiex. I. Fisher
Fernie, B. C.
Barrister and Solicitor
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_H 7 n    7   ■      7   Suggestive
Sunday School Questions
•OT   On the Lesson by the Rev. Dr. Linscott for the. International
Newspaper Bible Study Olub.
January ,16 1910
To tin.1 Local Unions
OIHco of District No. I*, l\ M. W. ol'A.
in District No. is, U. M. W. of A.
You ,
M. W.  of
)li:H:)i)    Uitl'l.'ti.'i]
A., will  )><*•  hcli
ih.tl   f-lu;  .Sim-nili   Aiimui]  CuusuiiCiiiii   nf District
I .ii hor Tempi'',   b'thhridgf,   (.omtii'Miciiig at
a.m., WVilm-s'lav, l-Vhrimrv  _tinl,   11*10.
Your   'ii'lo-j-utn   or di _»'pit(*.i   arc
('(.'I'tilicatt1  in onler dial  urmiiL'fiiii.-iits mav
kindly   i'i*<|ii<'st..*d   to ohtnin a  Kailroad
he mado  lo not irduood  ratos.
The Beginning of the Galilean Ministry. Matt. 4:12-25.  , \   *"     .-
Golden Text. The people which
sat in darkness saw a great light: Matthew 4:10.
Verse 12.—Why did Jesus depart for
Galilee when he heard that Jolin was
imprisoned? Was it for fear of a personal arrest?    -,..,'
Why should a good man not unnecessary "expose himself--to' any danger- ? ' ""*—;
, Verse 13.—Describe or. point out on
the* map- the situation of Nazareth,
and Capernium, and state at least one
thing for. which these cities are noted
especially? * "
, Verses 14-16—State your reasons for
either theory that Jesus went to dwell
in Capernaum purposely to fulfil the
prophecy of Isaith, or thnt- his going
there was an unconscious fulfilment of
this prophecy? '■' '      ...
Why, or why not, do aiiy of the events which God says are going to happen, depend upon the help of mnn?
Why Is It that the advent of Jesus
Into any heart, or Into any community,
is like a great light bursting out in
dense darkness? (This question must
be answered in writing by members of
the club.)
Whnt Is Hie literal moaning of the
figures of light nnd darkness as usod
In vorso 10? *
* Vorso 17.--What, if nny, wns the difference botwoon John's preaching of
ropontnn.no nnd thnt of Josus? . (Seo
Chup. ?,:2.)
Compnre Rny Abraham nnd lUnoeh'of
the Old Testament with the Apostles
John and Pnul of tho Now ToHlnmont,
und then compare- the four with nn
equnl numbor of godly mon of lodny,
nnd thon sny If thore is nny ossentlnl
difference In the wny thnt thoy onch
entered Into tho kingdom of God?
Verses 18-22—How cun you oxplnln
Hint those fishermen no promptly gnvo
up their business nnd followed nftor
What, cnn bo Hiijd for or ukuIiihi tlio
Idon that thoy heard Johub fro'iuontly
mid hnd thoroughly convinced tliem-
selves of his authority, nnd thnt then
thoy took sufficient tlmo to dispose of
tliolr buKlness affairs?
Glvo a ronuon for your nnswor nn to
whether Qod In thoso days, or ovor,
culls upon men nnd women to do erratic thlngH, Hticli ns nofftoctlnn; thoir
biiHlnoHH, or their fnmllluH, In ordor to
do religious work?
How mnny a mnn of God recognlzo
the cnll of flod to now work, when It
i'oiuoh throtiKh llu* medium of -.mother
Will   n true   Christian at the.com-
maud of Clod, give up the IiiihIiiohh lu
which ho mny be ciiRiiKod in order to
do KOHpnl work?      ,
When (loil rails u mnn to devoto him-
wolf tn fnopol u'ovlr In tt nlu'nva tn bo
presumed thnt It In n life Ioiik cull?
Mont peoplo rncognlzo thnt n specinl
cnll is netesHnry for the Rospol ministry, but if thnt bo ho why Ih not it
Hpeelnl mil nn necessary for nny occii-
Why for ■.■Miinplu should not n Chris
tian blacksmith,* have as clear cut
conviction, as that of,.a, pastor of a
church, that he is doing his'divinely
appointed work? .
If you are not sure that you are
whero you ought tb be, and ares doing
what God wants you to do, what reason is there to' believe that you. are„
not living,'in some degree,, separate
from God?    "' ^ - ■ "
Verse 23—Why is every. Christian,
to the extent of his opportunity, under as much obligation to minister to
the spiritual,-social, „and physical * re-
Office Henderson Block, Feruie B.C.
. ,Hours 9 to 1; 2 to 5; 6 to 8.  "■
Residence 21 Viotoria Ave.
",       * '
Pioneer Builder and Contractor of
*"* Fernie '   '■
quirements of the people of his town
as Jesus was? ,
'" Verse  24—Did  Jesus  heal ■ all  the
sick people in the' community?
Verse 25.—Is a 'faithful man equally
to be praised .whether he is popular or
unpopular? i   •
Lesson for Sunday, January 23rd—
True/Blessedness, Matt. 5:1-16.
ed, and we find out that he has fully
forgiven his • enemy, what does that
indicate as to the standing bf the man
with God?   -    *
Verse 8.—Are there those who always have a perpetual vision of God,
and what' conditions do they observe
to keep the experience. '' "
What does it" imply to„ be pure in
heart, and may all attain that experience? '        " '       ,   ..
Your attention  is respect fully   invited
Coiihtitulion   whicli  --\plaiiis mailer.-, peilainiii*^
to    Art s, See.   _ and
llio ec invent ion. „
:J,    District
January 23, 1910.
True Blessedness. Matthew 5— 1:
Golden Text, Blessed are the pure
in heart for thoy shall see God. Matt.
Versos 1, 2—How much1 do you remember of tho last sermon' that you
heard?    .
To whnt extent. Is the modern stylo
of taking u toxt. and preaching a sermon from it, n success as n teaching
Did Josus use a pedagogical or ,nn
oratorical stylo In his uddrosses', imd
would lt be better for the extension of
tho kingdom of God If the modern pulpit would ndopt his method?
Vorso 11—-Whnt, in tho Inst nnnlysis,
is the'essential qualification os bolng
n subject of tlio kingdom of hoiien on
If n porson Is n -subject of tho kingdom of lieuvon on onrth, whnt othor
qunllficnilonn nro noenssnry for tho
kingdom In heaven?
(1 Verse I—If "blessed" mbniiH happy
how Is It possible to mourn and be
hnppy nt one nn dlho snmo tlmo?
Which ClirlHllun rouchuH tho lilghost
nltltudes of bliss nnd enjoys th'e swoet-
est comforts of God, one who hns Iind
grent hoitow or one who hns boon froo
from sorrow, nnd give your renson for
your answer,
Verse B—Qlve some examples of
well-to-do men, and 'then say whloh
class as a rule, get the best of things
on earth, the "meek," that Is the modest, unselfish, and generous, or the
boastful, self assertive and selfish?
(This quostion must bo nuswered In
writing by the members of the club,)
Voi-ho 0—Wlml Ih your d«f lull Ion of
Whnt lire tho coudllloiiH for Hitch
soul lienlth, mid to "hunger ns thirst"
to be righteous? tn thU Hluti. under
tho control of ovory mini's will?
If a person ronl I y iIchIich It mny ho
lm nui'u nf holm'' flllod wltli t'li'litonili-
iiphh, thnt Ih of being perfectly right
with (iod
Voi'ho 7—I-'rom the -suggestion In
this verse, if u puiKou Ih not merciful,
whnt iIoch thnt ludicnto iih to his
stnndhiK with God?
If n mnn Iiiih boon grievously Injur-
his realization bf the constant presence
of God?    ,    '. '
Verse 9—Mention some reasons that
you think would Justify a Christian in
becoming the plaintiff in a law suit.
What; is it to' be a peace 'maker after, the pattern that Jesus refers to
here? ■
Verses 10-12—Are really good people persecuted in those days because
of their goodness?
Why did the religionists of those
dnys persecute Jesus and finally put
him to death?
Verses " J3-1G—Of what use In the
world Is a so-cnlled cold Christian?
Can a person bo a real Christian
who Is not aggressively engaged In doing good,     Why or why not?
Lesson' for Sundny, January 30th,
Some lnws of the Kingdom. Matt. 5
17-20;  38-48,
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thc world cannot do this. Have a family doctor, consult
him frequently, trust him fully. If we did not believe
doctors endorsed Ayer's Cherry Pectoral for coughs and
colds, wc would not offer St to you. Ask your doctor.
No alcohol in thiscoufth medicine.  j.c.AyerCe,.,Lmot.},Mtiis.
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List of Locals District 18
AHlicroft Mines
•III 1
2 Kill
Uonl City
Diamond City
21; 10
Edmonton City,
1 tPthhrldtrr-
Mnplo T.ortf,
i'.'i.'i I
Hoynl Colliorios
llochft Pert-en
(Coiroctod by. Dlatrlo Socrotury Due. 31, 1000.)
T. droy.'Ashcroft Mlnoa, LothbrltlKO, Alto.
T. Tirudloy, Bnnlchond, Alta.
J. nurko, Hollovuo,._ raulc, Alta.
Q. Kelly, lIlQlrmoro, Alta.
Win, Angoll, Cnnmoro, Alia.
A. U. Altroy, Conl City, Tabor, Alta.
W. Graham, Coloman, Alta.
V. Lonnon, Carbomlalo, Coleman, Alta.
J. Aplln, Cardiff, Alta.
K. K, tit. Auuut, Cafilltt', A(U,
A. Hamilton, Corbin, 1). C.
Pat Kelly, Diamond City, L-ethbrldge, Altn
C. V, Tworrlor, 1CI ncllamy St. Edraonlon
A. 3. .Tullnu, 2 Frnzor _ lntfl, ISilmonton
S.  nioUu a\ ivuiuc m, iSotviinni, iriviuiunwii*.
D. noon, Fornio II. C.
0. Nicol, Frnnk, Altn.
.T. W Morris, Ilosmor, B. C.
J. O. .Toiioh, Hillcrest, Altn.
It. Evans, Kenmare, N. I).
M. 'Pllflhni-k, P, 0'. MS. T-nflihrlilffe,
J. T. Griffiths, Ulio, Frank, Altn.
V, llannt-ci,  Mnplo I.cnf,  rtelloviic,
Chu». Garner. Michel, I). C.
A. Covnich. PftBoburg, Altn,
Chan. Hmlth, lloyiil Coll.. Lethbi Idffo, Altn
L. McQuarrie, noch Percee, Bask.
A, Shaw, Btrathcena, Alta.
Wm. Tlnettfll, Tabor, Alia.
B. llrown, Tatar, Alta.
J. RocbOv Taylorton, Sank.
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Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes
" Gents' Furnishings
baker Avenue
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A complete line of samples of
Fall Suitings and
Worsteds, Serges
and Tweeds
Up-to-date Workmanship
Moderate Prices
Opposed in Battersea by
Strong  Unionist—Bad
Show  for G. O. P.
I Convention      *
¥     Call Issued $
LONDON, January 12—A prominent
member of the Liberal party expressed
the opinion today that Rt. Hon. John
Burns-would be defeated iii Battersea.
His opponent is A. Shirley' Benn, a
Unionist. The same. gentleman conceded that the' Liberals will lose some
seats, in London: Great things are
understood to be expected from Lord
Milner's speeches'on tariff reform*, especially in the northern parts of England.
- Austen Chamberlain at 'Wolverhampton said thatthe government's neglect
of the jiavy was criminal and quite
sufficient to condemn them as unfit to
be'a power of the world.
Sir Edward Grey at Edinburgh said
there had never been less reason to
talk about prospects of war between
Great Britain and Germany than now.
In time the German'naval programme
would be completed ■ and then thore
would be ascertained the proportion
between the navies.of the two countries, which might put the rivalry in
naval expenditure at-rest. .
This was the year to prepare naval
estimates for 1913, and tho government
would deal with the needs of the future
according to facts and in the same,
serious responsible spirit that they had
shown in 1909.    f ' J
Addressing.a meeting in London today, Sir Hugh Bell, the Liberal candidate, said he was not prepared to
vote for anything for Ireland that
would lead to separation, but would
gie to Ireland the largest measure of
self government possible.
He was anxious to maintain the em;
pire, but was entirely opposed to making a connection with the colonies depending* upon how our taxation was
imposed. ' ' '
• The nationalist exchequer will be
somewhat depleted at the conclusion
of the elections ih consequence of the
number of contested elections in Ireland, numbering In all 70. As each contest costs the fund about, $1500 this
will not leave much of the funds collected ih the United States by T. P.
O'Connor. ..
The O'Brien party is forcing contests with the follower's of John Red-
100 tons of good
mond, who will also have to fight for*
seats in the north of Ireland.
Baled Hay
W. E. Barker, Cayley, Alta.
Fernie-Fort Steele
Brewing Co., Ltd.
. PARIS, Jan. 12,—France's position
relative:to.the proposition for the neutralization of the Manchurian railways
was defined semi-officially today * as
France has no political Interest in
the question excopt to remain loyal to
her ally, Russia, and to do nothing
.that might offend Great Britain and
When those three powers have como
tb nu agreement France will follow
in their wake. If an international
financial syndicate is formed, France
will participate upon the condition that
she is afforded a basis of absolute
equality with the most tavored nation
In the deal.
I3ALLINGER, Toxas, Jan. 12—F. B.
Klmblor,, living In the northern pnrt
of this county, killed his wife, his six
year old son and his three year old
daughter, and seriously wounded his
niece agod 20, and ended hin own life
by cutting-his throat yesterday. Ho
had been in bad health.
the Local Unions of the United'
Mine Workers of America, Greeting:'     ' c    -'
You are hereby notified" that the
21st annual convention of the United
Mine'Workers of America will be held
in Tomlinson'Hall, Indianapolis, Ind.,
commencing at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan.
• A careful examination of the follow-
ing^extraets from Article Five of the
Constitution. will show the basis of
representation and the manner of the
election of delegates:
Section 2: Representatives to the
International Convention shall be elec
ted directly from Local Unions and
shall have one vote for each one hundred members or majority-'v fraction
thereof, but no representative shall
have,'or be credited by the Credential
Committee with more than five votes,
nor shall said Credential committee
transfer,votes to any delegate not duly
authorized by > the Local Union, and
no person shall be0eligible as representative who is not a mine worker
or employed by the organization, and
is a bona fide.member of a local union In the district which he is said to
••Note: The term "Miner or Mine
Worker" includes any one working in
or around the mines and a member of
a Local union. ,
Sec. 3: No local union shall be entitled to representation in the International convention that is in arrears
for dues", or assessments for two
months' preceding the one in which .the
international conention is held," and
which has not in every particular complied with the constitution of the district in which said local, union may
be located, or which has less than,ten
members, and any mine within the
jurisdiction of the United Mine Workers, having been once organized for a
period of three months and allowing itself to become lapsed, defunct, or refusing to pay dues or assessments to
the organization, shall pay a sum equal
to three months dues and assessments
oh all members to the international
and district unions, before it can be
reinstated or reorganized, and must
be in good standing for four months
previous to the month in ,which the international convention is held before
said local union shall be entitled to
representation in the annual or special
conventions.    ~ , *-, -'■    '
Sec. 4. If it shall appear upon inves-
igation that any local union has lapsed
in order to. evade the payment of tax
or assessments, the international executive board • shall insist upon • the
payment of all back taxes and assessments. ■ , .-*,.'
Sec 5, All newly; organized locals
.must_be_organize<L at_-_Ieast .three.
months, and have two months dues
paid prior to the month ,in which the
International* convention is held before they will be entitled to representation, unless said new locals are composed of members from aid locals in
good standing,at time of organization;
the fact that a new local is composed
of- members, of an old local must be
attested by the district secretary.
Sec. 6. Representation shall be based
upon the average memberhsip of the
Local union for the last three months
upon which payment has been made,
previous to the .month ln which the
International convention Is held.
Delegates to the International convention shall be elected at any regular
meetings after tbe call for the convention has been received and a notice
shall be posted at the mine at least
three dayB previous to such meeting,
stating that delegates are to.be elected. Delegates to the International
convention shall receive n majority
vote of tho members presont at, meeting when such dologatos are elected.
Sec. 7. Any member of tho United
Mlno WorkerB of America uccoptlng a
position other than that of a minor or
mino worker i-hnll not,bo eligible to
lift ub reprefienralive to any nub-tils-
ti lot, district or International convention, or represent. Iho United Mlno
Workors In a central body or State
Federation of Labor convontlon, while
holding such position; but accepting a
position with the Unitod Mine Work
ers or any,other affiliated organization
shall hot tie construed as making a
member ineligible to act as representative. - * '        ' ' .
Sec. 8. The-books, of the secretary-
treasurer'1 shall be. closed for the year
on November 30 and no credentials
shall be receives* after January 8, nor
shalLany delegate be entitled to a seat
in the International convention unless
their local union was in good standing
on December 1, preceding the date
upon .which the annual convention . is
held."' '*■..'.
Sec 9. Delegate's to th'e International
convention shall be paid railroad' fare
to and from the convention on the following basis: Delegates shall represent
five,-locals if said locals contain net
more than 500 members. When there
are 500 members in one local or a less
number than five locals, such locals
shall be entitled to send a delegate,
and any local union situated one or
more miles from any other local union
shall be entitled to send a representative and should there ■ be more than
five votes in any one local or group
of locals, they shall be entitled. to a
representative for the additional members as provided for in this constitution. The Executive Board shall have
power to' levy on the members to carry
out the above provisions provided said
levy be necessary.. •
Sec. 10. Where railroad certificates
cannot be,obtained by delegates attending the, Intel-national Convention
they shall furnish receipts for the fare
paid. • ,
Delegates to the convention shouhi
be elected sufficiently, early to ,enable
the, Secretary of the local unionto forward the duplicate credentials ir-*, time
to reach'the International secretary's
office not later than January 8, 1910.
Negotiations are* now being made'I o
secure special rates of transportation.
Instructions. to delegates concerning
the purchase of tickets will be publish
ed in the United* Mine Workers Journal together with the rates obtained
at various hotels.
T. L. Lewis, President
Edwin Perry, Sec.-Treas.0
' The Unionists of Great Britain are
predicting that the Unionists wll return to the House of Commons much
strengthened in numbers. This is probably correct. Asquith has pledged so
much on his schemes for amelioration
that many of/ the electors are sick of
  «»*■     »_:	
Of the American  Federation
. Labor.
. The following is part of the unfair
list of the American Federation of Labor. Many of the daily newspaper
readers who hear as much about the
"Unfair List" during these days may
firms the A. F. of L. "Unfair List" contains.  / -
Under these circumstances it becomes the duty of the labor press to
keep its readers properly informed.
What are papers published for if not
for the purpose of giving correct in
Cigars: Carl Upman of New York
City; Kerbs, Wertheim & Schiffer of
New York City, manufacturers of the
Henry George and Tom Moore cigars.
, Flour: Washburn-Crosby Milling Co
Minneapolis, Minn.; Valley City Milling Co., Grand Rapids, Mich.
Whisky: Finch Distilling Co., PlttBburg Pa. •  '     '    , *
Clothing: N. Snellenberg & Co., ot
Philadelphia Pa.; ClothierB Exchango.
Rochester N.Y.; 13. Kuppenheiraer &
Co,, Chicago,,    ,
Corsets: Chicago Corset Co., manufacturers Kabo and la Marguerite
Gloves: J, H. Cownio Glove Co,, Des
Moines, la,; California Glove Co., Napa, Cal,
Hats: J, B, Stotson Co., Philadelphia
Pa., E. M. Knox Co., Brooklyn N. Y„
Henry II. Roelof & Co., Philadelphia,
Shirts and Collars: United Shirt &
Collar Co., Troy, N.-Y.; Van Znndt,
Jacobs and Co., Troy, Cluett, Peabody
Giraffes and  Hippopotami  Bring the
Highest Prices.
Wild animals from the Gizeh Zoo-'
logical Gardens in Egypt, delivered
during tho years 1896-1908 at London,
Marseilles/Hamburg, and Rotterdam,
realized the following prices.
The "king of beasts," the lion, sold
comparatively. cheap, mainly because
the cost of feeding made buyers shy
of the investment. Fine wild-born
lions realized from £75 to (£100.   ....
Menagerie-born' animals cost on an
average £10. - A lioness has even sold
for under £4; while, on the other
hand, £240 to £300 is not too big a
price to ask for an exceptionally line
specimen of lion.
Pumas — occasionally described as
lions—are not in such demand; £5
will often buy one; fair average specimens fetch £15, £20, and a few £30.
The tiger is,* however, a • high-priced
animal; £100 is the lowest figure at
which he sells,-with £80 for a tigress.
A specialty of value ps the European
lvnx. A young one cannot be had for
less than £20, and the full-grown animal is'worth from £25 to £35.' Wolves
are a weak market; £2 is their average per head, £1 the minimum and
£5 tho top price. Catch a fox quite
young, and . the cub may realize
£110s., or only just 5s.; full grown;
its value is £2.
Polar bears always maintain their
price. , Very rarely does a , specimen
change" hands at less than £30; but
other kinds of bear come cheaper. A
sea-lion costs £20. The beaver is
good for £20, a price due to the animal's destruction for bounty in the
Rhone Valley.*     ( ...
■ Hippopotami* have no quotation in'
some markets. When in supply this
prehistoric-looking beast is worth,irom
£600 to £750. Elephants are much
more widely dealt in. A young one
may be purchased for from £200 to
£250. ,, '   .     ,
But most considered of wild animals
is' the giraffe. Previous to 1898 it
was impossible to buy one for less
than £1,000; in 1903-4 the price had
shrunk to £250, which did not repay
the cost of importation. The actual
market value of "a young giraffe m
good condition may now be quoted .at
anywhere, from £500 to £600.
As' to the monkey market, the chimpanzee .varies a good deal in price, a
young one in condition fetching £50
to £70. Other big apes are more expensive, although at times there goes
begging a good chance, as in the Suez
market, where a young orang-outang,
almost full grown, was on offer at £8
recently—a real bargain.
Barbary apes, of the kind which
still inhabit, Gibraltar Rock, sell at
£3 to £8. Bombay and Southwest
China monkeys are not held of much
account; £1 will buy one. Baboons
cost more—generally from £2 to £20,
according to'the specimen.—Tit-Bits.
Youngest Rear-Admiral.
Captain David Beatty, who has been
appointed aide-de-camp to the King,
is a senior officer of the navy, and
will shortly be due for promotion. He
will then be the youngest rear-admiral
the fleet has had for manv years,
for he will riot- celebrate his 38th
birthday^until Jan., 17! next..     His
Gray-Haired  Man   Remembers a Boy
,   Whp Tried It Years Ago.
"Whenever I read in the newspapers that a boy has run away from
home to., fight Indians or seek some
other sort of adventure,' it takes me
back forty years,",, said the gray-haired man in the club smoking room,
"for I ran away from home once,
just as I suppose every other youngster does, once at least, only in my
case I wasn't seeking adventure. I
was escaping tyranny.
■' "It seems foolish now, but it was
all very real to me then.. The tyran-
,ny consisted of the one fact that I
got my first licking, and I guess
there's no doubt that I deserved it.
But I couldn't see it that way then.
I was very bitter, and the one idea
I had was to get away where life
was free and tyrants were not.
"The, impulse to depart on my
travels was carried out so suddenly
^.that I found myself wandering far
'away from the house* before it dawned on me that I was ill provided for
a journey. In* fact, I had gone just
as I was, with the smart of my physical as well as my mental wrongs
still acute.
"As I went I pondered over the
matter of provisions, ,and the idea
came to me that T would make my
first stand in a cranberry bog right
on the farm. With this as n'head-
,quarters, I would- make raids on
neighboring orchards, and if worse
came to worst I supposed the cranberries would support life.
"Well, I reached .the cranberry bop
presently and bivouacked, Here I
should spend the first night under
the friendly stars. , I picked out a
soft place for. a b*->d and sat down to
wnit. .the coming of night.
"Now, cranberries are not very filling, especially in the raw, green state,
but I managed to cat some of them.
And, then it* began to pet dark,
■ "Well, sir, the shadows fell quickly* on the hills about me, and thc
p.ir grew chill. Fantastic monsters
reared their- horrid heads on every
hand.   The free life, begun to pall.
"So it won't surprise you to learn
that c. very little boy ran honr*- crying b?fore the supper things had been
cleared ('.way and that he never ran
cway again."
Rates $1,00 per day
R, Henderson, Dining Ronm Mgr.
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A 17ami in
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4    '\\
flnlivowl tn nil
parts of t.lio town
Sanders •& Verhaett Brother*.
ir*. a
"I   t,tnA   lul    "mui.iiu*.   LtiCAUM   lit
mired mn of a turrllily h*A foot," **.ye
Mre. Alioo Henry man of 100 John St.
North, HumHton. 6lie addn ••Ths
injury wai caum-d hy a wngon wheel, snd
tho enro was on my rlglit foot, It I-m<
oamo very iiiHunail and swollen anil ao
P'llnful tlmt I f.ilnterl sway. In epita of
i,kc*..i.,,i,i, iiui ■■Nvmi.-i gutnu ucUfcf »,id
the foot bctatno more snd more swollen
until it wus lovoral timet Its utu-vl iir.0,
'I he Herb w»« torrihly bruised a ml blackened snd it waa quite Impouible for me
to walk, My liioband's mother at last
brought me a box of Zam-Duk. This
was applied to tlio foot ami It wu stir*.
prtofng hi wnnnrt 1 hnnd rnlUtl frnm th*i
stvtre pain. A further supply of Zsm-
lkk wss obUlncc! and I fiersevsred In
ntting thi* balm slone. In a couple of
dsvs the swelling had gone down considerably, ths di'ColorsUon was Imi
distinct and the pain was banished. In
four days I could ko alioot as vsosl t the
braised and injnrod foot, hid been thor-
-Mthty «ur*d by tbe Untly «m ef Zam-
Did you ovor nale youroolf:
"How is it thi-it Zara-Buk io bo
^tf^U.Mt    I m-y   4*»>    */ii**——-%J    lit   **i
■wprirlor nttd dlfFflrrm-k to ot.hr.r
Bftlvoa. Oontraflt thom 1 Moat
ealvoo aro nlno-tonths animal
oil or fat, Zam-Buk hasn't a
traoo of mimal fat in it. Mont
ftalveH contain rn-nnrnl nolorlntr
rcmttor. Znm-Bu.i'inbflolutoly
-without I  Many arrived oontnin
Soisonoua nBtringontu,   Zani-
ulcdooan't. ,
Zam-Buk Ib actually moro
powerfully antiot-ptio than
oruda oarbolio acid. Tot it
otopa iiiBtoati of causing pain
an V Bmartinff whon put on a
It heals more quickly than any known
ttibttavi.ee, abn-seni-i, ulc«ri, sc/traa,
blood-poUrming. cuts, scalp aores, cbsps
and all skin injariss and diseases. All
dtuggfits and stores sell at 60o a
box or Zam-Bnk Co.. Toronto, for prlco.
S«od lesUmp for trial bor.
Mra, jtaiik bt, Demi ot flUS Thump- |
non Hi., Wlniilpi-D, nyvnbn inr Zulu M\i\i
beonnao it eurod hur of a polnnni-d flngor,
whloli had canned her days of atony,
Hear her Mp-jrltneo.   8h« ray* j
•' One morning, wlillo wmliing, I folt a
slight pniii in tho end of my fliiK-nr.
Tins gradually i»a moro nt-titewitil bv
tim mening id tne next dny \hu end of
tlm filler had becomo •ivolloii and hnrd
and »j hlna I U'oamu sUnne-d,
"Tho pnln from It wan nl moat too much
to licivr. It mnde mo turn quito sink I
I-oiillices of llr-*t one kind and thon
an-j t hur wero applied, hut sesined tn
give me no rollof, My riaughlerdndaw,
«lio hud hid luiiin provioun oipnrisncM
wllh Zam-lluk obtained a box for me.
I anointed thn Kirn pUr* lilwr-illy with
this I'Jil-m, and in a _w hours, tho
throbbing aching pains wore subdued,
foriher sppllratUns of ZimllDk oaro
nie more mm, m that I e-nuM fttafltUo
sleep. Ina/eir-la-M the nail axtn* oft, hut
rapid advance has been due to" particularly distinguished war service. It
was in Egypt twelve years ago that
he was*suddenly called upon to take
command of the gunboat flotilla, and
Bhowed great skill and courage against
the enemy, winning the D.S.O. During the, Boxer troubles he commanded
the Barfleur/and led a splendid attack with a couple of hundred blue-
jackets against „two Chinese .guns,
•which were causing a great deal of
trouble. It was a fruitless but daring effort, during which he was twice
wounded. He was made a captain
when only twenty-nine years of age.
Royal Lucky Numbers.
King Edward's lucky number, those
who go into these matters say, is
9. His august parent** were, both
born in 1819/ He was bom on the
9th day of November; his happy wedding took place in 1809—the two last
figures in the denomination of which
make 0; thoro was a 0 in the year of
his accession; and his coronation took
plnco 6n the Oth of August, 1902.
The Princess ot Wales's fortunate
figure is 3, ns was her mother's—
thc late lnmnnted Princess Mary.
The DucheRS ot Teck was born in
1833, and her eldest boy on tho 13th
of a month. Tho Princess of Walos
herself was born on tho 3rd of Juno;
she was wedded in 1893. Princo "Ed-
die's" natal dny, too, was Juno M.
How to Soften Water.
If one hiw nn irritable Bkin and the
water for. bathing is hard something
should bo mod in soften it. Bran
makes hard water very soft nnd is
good for tho skin, A couple of qunrts
of brim put Into a bag of chncscloth
will bo Rufflci-tnt for an ordinary bathtub full of water, and It use will mnko
the skin velvety and fino, Oatmeal,
bnrley, rice and othor farinaceous Hub-
-stances are often recommended for
the samo purposo. either alone or in
eombinalinn, but bran Is the. chenpest
nnd best of them all. Tincture of hon-
r,oln added to tho wntor makoB it soft
nnd ngreenblo, A few drops of ammonia, not too much, will aoften water used for the hands or lho faco,
Hit Strenuous Job,
"I littoly paused through a small
town on a train,   flay, but tlmt sti.
tion agent has a lot lo do!   When
the train comes in ho's got lo sell
tiokdtrt, iillend to thn mail, hIiIR thn
oxprow*. olioclc Iho baggage, fix tho,
ulgnal light!*, put tho danger lantern
at the street, crossing, post tlm trnlns
on  lho  bulletin   hoard,  oporato tho
telegraph iristruinontrt and onrry tho
"Heavens! Was he doing nil thatr'
"No; ho was nsloop."
(      us ■'»■■»   '      ■ ■  i f i 	
The Black Flag.
A gunboat was entering tho mouth
01   tllO  i.-clUiili   nlicit oltt;  UikAftC-u   Cmsn:
to n ■"••mul! collier, The officer In command hailed  tho Inttor.
"Ahoy, thero I What havo you got
the hlnek (lug flying tarr'
The reply oamo buck; "You'd bettor not lot tlm cnptnin hoar you,
That'll his best shirt hanging out to
dry."—houdon  Kxprcu,
Common-Ssnse v. Law.
An Ontario municipality not many
miles from the Niagara frontier was
considerably agiti-.ted a few years ago
over a question that required a number of public- meetings to settle.
At one of the meetings the local
lawyer had the floor and was e.dvis-
ing a line of procedure that was ob-
viouslv against the interests of the
town, "and which strongly hinted of a
retaining fee from* "the party of the
second part."
It is surprising how many different
viewpoints* a lawyer, can- find "from
which to argue, when it suits his purpose., and the way he put the mattor
to the citizens .was summed up in'the^
words, ^'But.if would_ be only common-sense," etc.
One of the solid citizens of the
town rose to his feet. Pointing his
finper at the legcl light he thundered:
_ "We're not asking you for common-
"sense^Wt~wliat's'" ifew I ""7"       ^       *"*
Duke Who Broke the Bank. .
The Czar's uncle, the Grand Duke
Alexis, who has just died, was one of
the few men who have ever broken
the bank at Monte' Carlo. Playing
roulette one .afternoon the duke had
an extraordinary run of luck, winning
nbout, $50,000;in half* an hour. Play'
stopped at the other tobies, and everyone crowded round to wntch thc Imperial gambler.* When finally he broke
the bank there was a roar of applause
nnd cheering. Like most Russian
grand dukes, he knew whnt it was to
hnve his life attempted, The con-
spirntors pulled up n section of the
permnnont way near Cette, in Frnnce,
over which it. wns known thnt the
duke's train .would pass. But they
were too premature in their plans,
and a luggage train which preceded
the duke's trnin crashed over the em-
bnnkment, killing one of the conspirators, who was oh the wntch, No one
else wus hurt.
The Age of the Earth.
The possibility of definitely arriving
at the age of the earth through the
radio-active properties of radium and
helium haR been pointed out by R. T.
Strutt boforo the Roynl Institution of
London, Accepting, the hypothesis
thnt helium is constantly at a definite
speed from radium, Mr. Strutt proposed a quantitative estimation pf
the radium and the helium present in
various minernls ns a means of dctor-,
mining their relative ages. Pro-seed.
Ing on similnr lines, when once the
rate at which radium is transformed
should hnvo been estimated a simmfi
operntion in arithmetic would solve
lho problem ot the nge of tho onrth.
"I have," Raid Mr. Strutt. "been able
to find that the nge ot flints prwwnt
In ohalk is only one-thirtioth of tho
ago of thn minernl that is being mined In Cornwall."
A   Most   Peculiar  Creature  That
Found In Venezuela.
The giant ant' cater of Venezuela is   -
one, of the most outlandish ■ looking
creatures in all the domain of nature.  •
It is an animal about two and a half
feet high. . Tho body and tail taken
together measure about seven feet in
length.    The tail is usually carried "
curved  over the  back,  draping and
shading the body.   In appearance the   '
bushy tail may be likened to a clump
of ornamental  grass.    The head   is
very small, but it is prolonged into a
snout a foot or more in length.   The-'
mouth  is at the extremity   of   this
The ant enters belong to that group -
of the animal kingdom known as the'
edentates, a class usually toothless.
If they have any teeth at, all, they
are ven- few in number, of a rudimentary' or*,sirnplo form, in thc back
of the head. They resemble in this
respect birds, and thoy furthermore
bear n resemblance to the bird creation in the possession of muscular,
pizznrd-like stomachs. Ono feature
of the edentates is that they all have
some |>eouliarity in the covering of
tlie body. Tlio armadillo., for instance;'
has a shell of armor, the pangolin a
series of shingle-like scales, the' anrd
vark, native to the Transvaal. 11 piplike skin, scantily covered with "hair,
and. la-.lv. the ant enter, with a
bushy tail and the body plentifully
covored with hnir. ■ '
Thc ant cater,is in many ways unlike othor "animals. The most striking dissimilarity'is ' in its mouth,
whicli (hies not open and shut with
an up imd down movement of the
lower jaw. as that of all other quadrupeds, but it is a mere aperture,
opening only enough to admit of* the
passage of the foot long, whip-like
In capt-ivitv the ant enter is fwl on
bread and milk. In its native haunts,
the forests of South America, it feeds
exclusively on termites, nr.^ as* they
are commonly called, white ants.
These termites abound in the wilds-
of tropical America, nnd the ant eater
tears open with its sharp fore' claws
their conical mud nests and with its
slender tongue licks up the inmates
out of even* nook and crevice.
The ant 'eater has a queer way of
walking.    It is' the manner in which
it, uses.its fore limbs.    The claws of
its fore limbs arc so constructed that
.they are incapable of' sustaining the
weight, of the bodv,  but  are turned
backward,  compelline the animal to
stand and walk on the outer surface
of   the   wrists.     When    it    ambles
around, avkwardlv!'as„5t, appears, it,
seerns  to be   usinR   two   amputated ,
fore limbs.
Dnudot's  Idens of  Death.
AlplionHo Dnndel onnhtnntly suffered
severe physical pain and wns unnblc
lo sloop without the aid of chlornl,
lie was always speaking about death
nnd eflpeoinlly .rejoiced in the theory
propounded hy 1111 Kngliflh doctor thnt
donth wnn in itself a deliirhtful Ron-
sntion, voluptuous, ronciiibllng tho action of nniu'iitlieties.
Dainlet on ww oecnsion drenmod of
dying -surrounded by his friends and
rmiiversing nf lhe hereafter.
lie (mro lold Ooiicmirl, who afterward related tin* Incident, thnt whenever he entered 11 new apartment for
the first* time his eye instinctively
Renrclied for lhe spot where hih coflln
would-be plncod.
The Oldest Books.
The oldiMt hooks, proper, were in
roll Hltiipo, the rolls being kept in jure
or iiNAt'B, Wo .ineii <•'v Dn tli.aii-*,.*
\vr uivdc Uixm the'Villi it, lh<> folded
form cf hook, the vellum, nr parch-
incut, h'-ii-ir stitched together. Thu
tnivt anebini writlnc" 'if all were
pe.luteri nn wnnrt or itnne. ns nmong
the Key pt inns, or enchnrncWed on
nnnl brie!'--. u» -.utli tin- AsRyrintm.
- J'.xcluirige.
Laughs at Legend.
London society was much interest- ■
ed in a fashionable nnd interesting
wedding recently, when Viscount
Glamis, Scots Guards, eldest son of
the Earl and Countess of Strathmore,
was married to Lady Dorothy Godol-
phin Osborne, daughter.of the ,Duke
of Leeds.
The  wedding recalls  the  story  of
the Glamis "mystery, which, accord-
-ing—to—legend, _hung_about_a__idden__
room in Glamis Caslle'   On tbe night   ,
of his coming of  age the heir was
taken  to  this  hidden  100m  by' his
father, or. if the father was dead, by.
his guardian: and there told a family "
secret so weird and horrible that he
never smiled again.   With tho present -
generation the legend, however, evi-
dontlv    goes    for    nothing,   for  the
bridegroom looked particularly happy
as he stood with his young bride at
the entrance . to , the  chancel.
The Australian  Blacks. ;
It is believed by many persons that
the blacks in Australia are dying out.
A6 a matter of fact, soys a correspondent of The London Standard, no such
thing is happening. The belief, however, is easily explained. As civilisation advances, nnd it is yearly advancing, the blacks recede further and farther into the back blocks and unknown country save a few who havo
acquired the craving for opium or
drink. Theso lntter succumb amid the
advancing wave, of civilization' and
■seldom leave any children. Thoso who
have paused inland, if they do not
increase, hnve certainly not decreased,
In Rome few enses whole tribes have ,
died out when civilizntion han reached them, but those have usually been
small tribes.
An Ugly Toad.
All toads are accounted ugly, but'
the most hideous of nil perhaps w
that of Surinam, with its flat and tn-
angnlar head, unusually short neck
nnd specinlly lint body. Its eyes aro
vory small nnd are of an ohvo tint,
Rpotted with red. Yet the parental in-
stincts of thcRe crentures nro as kind
in their wnv as thoso of tho most
beautiful animals in eroiition. Tho
fomalo in duo courso having laid her
cgf-H, the male tond picks thom up
and deposits them on lie.r horny back,
when she. immediately Htnrts for tho,
nearest marsh and immerses herself
nnd the nmbryoUo brood in the sdmi-
liquid mud, whero sho ronmliiH until
they nre hutched,
Well Prepared.
"I loum," sho wild reproachfully,
"Ihul you were dovoted to no fowor
than five (•iris before you finally pro-
poaed to me, How tlo 1 know that
you didn't mako dcHpornle, lovo to
ul] df thcmP"
"I did," lie replied promptly.
"You did!" she exclaimed,
"Certniiily," ho roturned, "You
don't MiiM'ime (fn a iiioiiu-ni that I
would In- fnolhnrdy'enough to try for
Hiieh u prize ns you uro without practicing n little first, do you?"
given to the
\i     1    '        IX
Thn Mnd Parliament,
name  "Mud   Parliament"  wna
Parliament which nascm-
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If...   t     ,.'     -.'       f    "      ■•"■'       •*       '•'""'
\nirx open reb'dlion apnlnsl.llenrv ITT.
The King wa* declared deponed, and
the (iovernini'iit wnn vested in the
hnnd« of twenty-four councillors, with
Kirnon de Montforl lit tliolr bend. To
De Mont fort belongs tlm honor ol
bavin-? Ktarl.'d what iiiicht  lm called
JlOJilllhl   gUV llllllflll,   III  <Ulv.ll   liMWUU,
ari«r that Kam-lliilc seemed to redoea tha
InlUmmnlon quickly I reAflUnn«d IU «m
until In the end ll had brought about*
eompleU enr*.
nnd Compnny, Troy, N.Y.; -Jnmcii R.
tnlHer of Now York City.
Tlio liiittorlck Put torn Company nf
Now York.
Comont: Portland Peninsular Com*
•nt Co,, Jnckson, Mich.; Iltlca Tlydrnu-V
c Cement and Mfg. Co,, Utlcn, 111-
Stoves: Wrought Iron Ultimo Co,. SI.
Utils, Mo., United States Heritor Co.
'letiolt. Mich., Clurni'*/ Foundry Co. nt
Toronto Ont.; Homo Stovo Works, of
UrooWyn Watch Cauo Co., Hag Harbor
Indianapolis,  Ind.;   Murk  Stovo
ItuiiKd Compnny. Si. LoiiIh.
Hiikh:  Cltilf Hag Co,, New Orleans.
Lit,, bruin h lli-mi'*- BvulU*
Ilrooms nnd DiiHti'm: Th.. l.ee I'r'.nin
and Diistor Company, Davenport, In,;
M. (Jot-Ilerfs Foils, Clrcleville. Ohio;
Merklo-Wilcy Ilroom Company, Paris
WatehoBi Koystono Watch Cns.- Co.,
of PlillndOlpliln; Jos. Knh*ir, HrnoVlyn,
T. Zurbrtigg Wntrh C(i«v Co., Ulvcr-
sldo N. J.
C. W, Pom, Mnuufneltiter of Urnpo
-,, fit, Lu'iln. J Num and ro»tuiu Civet, Huttl- fVel:
Fibruware: liuiiuiueil Hint Wnro
Co., I^ockport, N. Y. '
runiitute: Ame* lam Hilllard Tnblo
Co.. Cincinnati, ().; O. Wisher Plnno
Co.. Ilrooklyn N.Y.: Kroll Piano Co.,
Clnclnnntl O; Derby Desk Co,, llnaton
Mnss. Wjxrvai
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I i
4. -
Arrive Fernie
No. 213 West'  10.00
No. 214 East   17.55
No. 236 Local East     9.12
No. 235 Local West    19.27,
No. 7 West Flyer  10.40
No. 8 East Flyer .."20.08
Change takes effect Sunday June 6.
NO. 252
No. 251
7.13    o
Spokane 8.30 p.m.
Seattle 10.15 a.m.
Electric Fixtures, Depew, .Macdonald
& McLean, phone Gl. *  "
Electric Fixtures, Depew, Macdonald
& McLean, phone 61.
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
For a good comfortable smoke get
Dorenbecker's brands.' They are
home product.
Furnished and unfurnished room to
rent in modern house.' Telephone, electric J'ght and bath. Apply B. S. care
Ledger. ,     , \     3tNP
For Sale: Ten acres good land covered with tamarac and cedar, close in.
' Apply Ledger office. lm
Buy the Standard Sewing machine
there is nothing to equal it on the
market today. For sale at the Trites
Wood Company.
' Furnituro, pictures, window shades
etc./a large and well selected stock,
get our prices,     The Trites-Wood Co.
For sale: A good nine-roomed house
nicely located. 'Lot 60x129 fenced.
Houso all modern. Will be sold on
reasonable terms as the owner is desirous of a change. Apply Box 990
Lady stenographer wishes position.
Two years experience, references furnished.     Apply District Ledger, Drawer '6. ' 2tplo
Found:  On New Years morning, a
Jadies' watch at Fernie home Bakery,
Pellat avenue.     Owner can havo the
. same by proving property ando paying
. for this notice. <•
Local   News
Hot tea or coffee served at Ingrams
pool room.
Arrangements are bolng made to
complete tho new Baptist church as
soon as tho spring opens up.* (
i n
...For boys,and girls sleighs try
• Trites-Wood Co.
A quantity of first class prairie hay
for sale at n reasonable price. Apply
to .1,. II. McConkcy, Cnyley, Alberta.
Always ready: ham sandwiches and
coffee nt Ingram's,
The girl who will lie In bed while
her mothor gets breakfast is the kind
that. Is supporting qur divorce lawyers.
If you want the best buy a McClary
Stovo, Thoy don't cost any more at
tho. Trites-Wood Co.
• Shoe repairing business for salo:*—
Slngor machine and all tools, first
class opening. Apply Box 170, Claresholm, Alta.   ci
■ PnHtor Spidell will preach at tho
Baptist ('Impel noxt Sunday nt, 11 a.m.
nnd 7.30 p.m. Morning subject "I Ionic
HlcknoBs.' lOvenlng Mibjuct "Making
a Lifo vermis Mulling a Living.'
Wnntml: Prlvnto board for minor
and Utile girl. Apply by loiter to lift!)
Ledger offlco.
Tho luiHobiill club ilnnco hus been
poutponiid until .Iiiiiiinry ih'th. Tickets hnve been Issued and the nffnlr
will ho ono of iho best of the Hcnson.
Thu Liiilles Ilciiovolcnl Socloty are go-
' lug to ln;!|i, but It ll nnl being hold un.
• dor tli«>Ii- auspices.
.lust the thing ei.rly In the morning
or Into ni night: a hot lunch iu Ing<
A grand 1'oln'iiilan foncort Is being
hold at tho MetlinillHt church. Conl
Crock on the Huh lust. A number of
specinl ni'tiMH will uppt'ii.r nud it good
tlinn Is nnHiireil, The (roiieert com-
iik'IH.'oh nt s prompt, ami Ih In charge
of Mr, Mark (lny Si. John Sampson.
The Ladles Aid id the Mcthodl«t
chinch nie busy preparing <|iilii' a new
nml novel iicheiiic It in to tltlte the
form of a sh-li'lilng ;>inl vUitliig trip
combined niul Ih entitled a Tour of
thu World. i'iflVieut tni'inbrrsi lioiit'"-*
will repp-sent tlll'l'*'iei>* nailoim. ami
these will be visited nud vefresliliieiilH
served by the lndy of i-iich house who
will appear In ensiinm- repreHeiiHni*;
her own particular niiilniiiillty. Kvery-
body we iiiulerMiinil Is wclroni".
One week' bargain blizzard in books
at Bleasdell's drug store.
The average voters always reminds
us of a cow catcher on,yan engine—
not worth a 'dam' to the machine only
in time of-danger. >
He—I go to bed at night with my
gloves on to keep my hands soft.
She*—And do you wear your hat too?*
Miss Hogan, principal of the school
is laid up with a severe attack of la
grippe. We trust that she will be out.
soon, and able to resume her duties.
Today is pay (lay fj'nd the large sum
of ?170,000 is being distributed among
the miners. This should make things
a little easier' than they have been for
the past few weeks. •-
At the ball that'was held lately for
the benefit of Mrs. W. F. Jones, widow'1
of the late.W. F. Jones about $500 was
realized, and, all who assisted in this
result are hereby thanked.
Special music will be given at the
Methodist church next Sunday the
16th. Mr. J. W. Quinney will sing
"Angels, Ever Bright and Fair,'' and
the choir will render the beautiful anthem "How Long Wilt Thou Forget
A great* meeting will be conducted
by Colonel and Mrs. Mapp, late of India, and Col. Howell, of Toronto in the
Salvation Army Citadel ;on 'Monday
evening, January 17th. The Colonel
will relate thrilling experiences in S.
A. warfare, airs. Mapp will speak on
The Garret Dark. A,prominent citizen will preside.
Referring to the Baynes Lake ball,
which was to have been lield on Jan.
14th, the trustees of Baynes Lake
school beg to notify those who have
purchased tickets that the oven has
been postponed for one week, that
is to say, the ball will be held on the
21st instead of the 14th of January.
While regretting • any inconvenience
which might be caused by this change
jjf date, the trustees have considered
it neecssary to the success of the
event in consequence of the "convention
of, mountain lumbermen at Cranbrook
being held on the same day.
Among .the many interesting features of the 'January number of The
Western Home' Monthly, Winnipeg, is
a two column New Years greeting to
the Canadian Vest _rom Lord Strathcona. The message, which takes ta
most optimistic view of the future,
contains" much sound advice and encouragement. ' His lordship's long experience and great interest iir all matters affecting the Dominion make, him
the pre-eminent authority on the Canada of today and its possibilities for
-UieLfutuEB His-lr.ecent--V.isit_to._th_
west afforded him the delight of seeing many of his former hopes and ambitions crystallized, and following so
close upon his* visit the article .is of intense interest throughout. .'
It. is the intention or the rink management to bring on-another carnival
during,, the last week of this' month.
Prizes this timo will be for the "bost
represented" characters of different
kinds. Those In costume will be required to bo on the ice by 8 o'clock and
a grand march will take place at 8.15
led by some ono who understands the
intricacies "of this pretty performance.
Judging will begin at 8.30, Each class
will bo Judged .separately, boys first,
and thon girls, all others being required to leave the ice whilo a class is bolng judged, ■ This, will enable the
judges to mnko their decisions within
its short n tlmo ns possible, so as to
allow all skaters to get on the ico at
0 o'clock or as soon after that hour
as possible. Men's comic costumes
will come nftor tho boys and girls, followed by the bost, represented characters by mon nnd ladles In tho snmo
order. It Is probable that tho admission will be 25 and 50 cents on this
The Dinner o fthe Steel ■ Magnates Is
•       Thought' of Have Gone Over
the Limit
PITTSBURG, Pa„ Jan. 12—Little by
little the details of the Carnegie steel
officials,Saturday night dinner leaked
out today and even Pittsburg is now
The event was.an annual affair,and
it cost ?100 a plate. Inasmuch as there
were 79 persons present the stockholders of the United States Steel Corporation were said today to have started a
bombardment of questions consisting
of whys,,. Also do the stockholders
ask to be made acquaitned with the
nature of the decorations which "are
said to have required an outlay of
?4000 for American beauty roses and
600 canaries.
As for the gasps somebody started
a story stating that the famous Soely
dinner of a few years ago was entirely
outdone. There was not only a single dancer to enliven the proceedings
on Saturday night,,but several of them
were there.
But inasmuch ns even the keyholes
to the 'banquet hall were stopped up
and armed guards placed at the doors
it is not probable that many details
are going to become known, the ban-
quetters said.    ',*■
You  furnish  the  Cook. : We can
, supply the goods to make it.    Chocie
Raisins, Currants, Peels, Nuts Etc.
and Robin Hood Flour.
Pay  Cash   and   Just   Smile
W. J.   BLUNDELL      Glveusacall
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Are You
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 oil the M. F. & M. Ry1.
last September, and has since"been
unable,to walk', was held at Coal Creek
on the 9th inst. It -"-was 'decided to
hold a concert "in Fernie, if possible,
and to open a subscription list at once.
The committee, wpuld be. very grateful if you will accept subscriptions on
their behalf, however small, as funds
are urgently needed for this deserving-
case. , •-' , '
f,    George  Finlayson,
Secretary of Committee
A special general meeting of tho
Fernie Board of Trade will be held in
the council chambers of the City Hall
on Monday evening January 17th, at 8
o'clock sharp. This meeting, . apart
from tho regular work, will likely be
interesting in view of civic affairs being in more or less troubled waters,
and tho probable iiction of the-Board
-of—Trade- in-endeavoring- to-sub rait*- a*
Mayor and Council for 1910, who will
work in furtherance of the best interests of Fernio,, and who will not only
command' .the confidence of the. outside monoy markets, but also the support of our ratepayers. Every member must recognize the importance of
this meeting and a fulU-attendaiice is
looked for. *   ,
Are you ready to receive the power and light
from the new system? Now is the time to have
connections and wiring done. We can.save you
money. We have all styles and makes of fixtures
motors and generators. See us at once.-, The
power will be on soon. Estimates arid expert advice cheerfully given.
Depew, Macdonald & McLean Co.
Electrical Contractors
Grows Nest Trading Co.
General Merchants
The   Stbre   of Good Values
Agents- "Bell * Pianos"
Sold on monthly payments
Victoria Ave.
Fernie, B.C.
One  Night  Only,
The girl who thinks more of a silk
dress than a tidy home, will make a
wife who will think more of a poodle
dog than a baby.
Original Production   Entire
Male ■ Quartette   and   .Scotch
20   PEO
Reserved Seats $1.00
Pre ■ Inventopy
Latest Styles in
Ladies' Coats
Ladies'-815.00 Coats
20.00     "    .
.' "    " ■ 25.00 '   " ■■'.   .
This Season's High
Glass Furs
Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot"
Ian Maclaren's Beautiful Scotch Idyl
Ladies;. #10. Fur Buffs.
"      9.50
g Up-to-date Men's
I Overcoats   0
Men's $15.00 Overcoats"  Now $12
20:00       , "            "■ "16
25.00      ■  "             " 20
nilCAflO, Jnn. III--TI10 mounted
lilBhwiiymiur of othor days has rIvoii
way In Chlungo to tho woman robber
In tuslcabs,
Sho (losL'endod on Tony l.e.nzo on
Monday nlnlit ns ho was wtilklut* under tho lloeli Inland railway viaduct
al ~> I Ht street, took his money and
K|)(*d away. Tho woman was walking
when nlw mot Lcnzn, who Is n barbor.
She Kavo a cry as though Hho had
fainted and l.cnzo ntc|ip*.'d forward lo
help li'-'i". Ah ho did ho found him-
■telf faco to faco with a rovolvor.
The woman hade him 10 Ht nml fillll
which In* did, Ho Hhortly aflorwanlH
waH forced in hatiii over his put'Ho aud
■vat ch.
.."Now. heat it down the stroot." Hho
s-silil, wh'Mi nh<* Imd cbMinod out nil he
had. pniHe and watch.
"I heat it all li'Khl," Haid heu/o, "not
I noli I iik hack until I had koiki half a
hloek, Then I at ond nnd watched her.
She entered n wnll hut ■ tnxleab and
For Sale Cheap
9 Room all Modern House
Lot (id x 120 *(M«f- and fenced, Klectric
Light Fixtures, Hot and Cold Watt;.,
also Hath. Owner will lot &<> nt a
bargain and on very reasonable terms.
Apply Box 990 Ledger Office, Fernie
A Great Many Other Lines at
Big   Reductions
Trites-Wood Company
McBean & Waggett
tn  Arluor>tiea
iho r.itv
W * W
Only 50c. a Copy and 10c. Postage
For Sale at Ledger Office and, Usual Places
Wishing our many Customers
and Friends A Happy and
Prosperous New Year and desiring a continuance of your
esteemed favors, we are
Yours very truly*
Let Us Ba
Your Waiter
wH never tiro of helping others when
thoy ask for good job printing. We
can tickle the most exacting typho-
graphio appotlto. Peoplo who hive
par.afcen of our excellent t-cr vice
rnm« bade for a second serving. Our
prices aro tho most reasonable too,
and you can always depend on us giving your order* the roost prompt H
and careful attention.   Let us submit our samples.
Advertise in the District Ledger


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