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Tlie Official Organ of District Ko. ,18, V. M. W. of-^A.
VOL. V.   No. 36
FERNIE,   B. .Ci 7 April 9th,   1910
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THE PLOT
Famous Hold-up Case is
Sensational as Ever—
Varlow Re-Arrested
"    Constable Fred    Varlow ' of    Coal
y,
Creek was rearrested on Tuesday evening on a charge of, receiving stolen
money, well knowing same to" be stolen. '   ' . ,
On Wednesday morning he _ was
brought,up. on tills charge before Magistrate Alexander.-Fred Belanger was
the first.witness and described the
story of Varlow's alleged connection
-with the whole affair, and detailed how
.he had,given him $5 at one time and
$100 again: Belanger had lived in Fernie for three' years. and five months,
ha_ been bartender at the Northern
"and brakeman on the M. F. and M.,
also worked with the* Elk Lumber Co.
a short time. Witness had been intimate with Varlow-since5 a week after
the Fernie fire.    ■',.
Belanger could not say when the
hold-up was first discussed with Var-
-' low, but probably 12 months ago. He
was In a little room off the bar at the
Northern.Varlow came hi with another man and introduced him, but wit-
"ness could not remember, his name.
• Varlow said how easy'this thing could
• be done, holding up. this outfit,   and
^"askea^itiressnf'h^wouili'g^ihfoTHe"
.plan, to whicli he assented. Varlow
said it was an old man.who brought
the money down and.-we could easily,
get it from him. Somehow the plan
fell through then and was taken-up a
month later, Varlovy, again talked with,
me and wo agreed that it was too easy
money to »pass up. Varlow said there
need be no fear. He could not recall
what else passed.
Q: Did you have any conversation
with anyone about this at that timo
■with the exception of Varlow and iho
other man with him whose name you
cannot remember?
No sir.'
Asked ns to tho next conversation
about tho affair, he wns uncertain, ns
he claimed there was a conversation
every tlmo he mot Varlow.
Asked If ho could recall any feature
of lho conversations ho snld ho could
not with tho exception of how eiiBy It
could bo curried out and how foolish
, wo wero not to go Into It.
, Witness nsked Varlow tho bost way
to do tho Job. Varlow said tho best
thing would be to hold Iho man up as
ho came cut of the si ore, lie said that
thero would bo no need to murdor
tho. mnn, simply gag hlm and put him
ln a littlo lime houso that wns on thc
side of tho Irack up there, Bellinger
could not fix dnto of this conversation.
Q: Any moro dofalls?
Vnrlow Rtntoit Ihe host thing to do
aflor llioy got the, monoy was for him
lo keep lt ns he would not bo suspected, Thoro woro not definite plans
nt Hint linio, more than thnl. thoy wero
to gel tho monoy, In tlio middle of
last October Bollinger wont to tho
Creole and talkod with Varlow, wlio
showod whero cashier ciuno out, and
othor details. Witness did not hco
nny clinnc'o of pulling off hold up at
that llmo. ,
Witnoss mot Vnrlow later, nud ho
nskod what had hnpponod that tho deal
hnd not gono through, Vnrlow said
' thoy would do 11, thnmsf-lvoH next timo
to which witness assented. On .Tnnunry
pay day IJolniircor's brothor cntno lo
Fernio from Crnnbrook. The Hclangcr
brothor hiiw Vnrlow with Oormnn nnd
another policeman. Afterwards Varlow
was introduced to the. brother and
they had drinks and cigars together
at the Fernie.. After some talk about
revolvers Varlow was given money to
buy cartridges.      '' ■
Belanger next saw Varlow the next
week at the Creek. He asked what
had happened to the brother that he
had not done .the job, but witness did
not know.
After some questioning Belanger
stated he told Varlow he had another
man to go in with him. Asked as to
the name he hesitated but being told
it was necessary to divulgee, said the
name was Wilson; Varlow wanted to
know if he could be depended on, and
was assured that he was all right,'On
the Saturday of the hold-up witness
was working nights. His brother came
from Cranbrook and the two went up
town after-dinner, and the matter was
discussed. Witness went to the yard
and did some' switching. ■ In half an
hour Belanger's brother and Babcock
came over and invited him to have a
drink-at the King's, which he did. •
■ After that they-'went to tlie caboose
where Belanger -saw Variow and had
a talk with him when he told Vairlow'
that the fellows were on the train who
were going to do the hold-up, and Varlow said All right. Before getting off
at' the Creek Babcock was-asked if he
was in on this. He answered, "Ybu bet,
or words to that effect. .Witness told
him lie would be no good, but he said
there would be no danger of him getting pulled.
When the" train reached the" Creek
Belanger had work to do. His evidence
runs: After I had got the.engine.coupled on, to the train ready to come to
Fernie Babcock * came around, and
handed me a "parcel, that was when I
got back to the caboose. I -put this
parcel, in the cupboard of the caboose
and did not have a chance to count it
SITUATION   AT   FRANK
(Special Cable to The Ledger)
The Dominion' Coal Company cf
Nova Scotia is using every effort obtain thousand strikebreakers, so far
understand meeting with poor success.
Am taking up the matter with Kier
Hardie who will bring, before House
of Commons. Law in England compels
informing men when engaged to take
place of men on strike.
JAMES DOUGLAS;
' 9 Park Rd
Aspatria, England
untir~abou.t~"BTiiext ■ morning,. whenTf
did' so and found "<a matter of $660 in
one of the envelopes.    The other en-,
velope was filled with papers.     The
denomination of the bills' were twenty-
three ,■ $2-0. and'.four $50. „'.l had'to• go:
up with the train to Coal Creek In the
morning and' on completion* of   my
shift.at S o'clock I went home,   and
found my brother upstairs, he having
stayed there over night.     I look the
money and handed It to him. Ho counted it and took $200 In ten $20.     He
threw the balance on the bed and' I
took it up and put it in a trunk.     I
went to work again as I was on double shift and saw my brother again at
dinnor time' after which ho went to
Cranbrook.    Tho next time I saw' him
was after, his arrest.   On'the following
Sundny night after tho holdup or on
tho Mondny night thero woro n couple
of Trites-Wood men in tho yard and
Vnrlow cnmo ncross and said ho" hnd
boen down tho lino to try nnd get o
trace of those holdup men.    A few
dnys .after this I saw Varlow at Coal
Crook whon ho snld to mo Hint il wns
n protty slick job, nnd lho cards woro
worked nil right.     All thnt llioy had
to do now was to keep thoir tongues to
themselves and thoro would bo nothing heard of lt. Ho said n couplo of detectives woro nround.     During    tho
wook I saw Varlow nnd nskod him If
ho hnd any of tho money, lie replied
no. . f hod a $ii bill In my pockot and
gnvo lilm thnt hnd nskod If It was snfo
(o give lilm tho rost of It.    Ho snld
lo wnlt n fow dnys, ho would bo down
town nnd would got it,    Aflor Unit I
wna lnlil up for a fow dnys wllh   a
Hprnlnod nnlilo,    Whon I was hotter
I took $100 In niy pocltot nnd wont up
town,    I saw Varlow on tho truck, opposite Hums nnd offorod him llio money.    Ho Hnld I hnd bottor not haiiil It
to hlm thon.    Wc wiilko-1 nround and
wont bohlnd a C. 1*. It. car; I liniidcd
lilm two $no bills nnd ho took thom.
It* was Just nbout I rnin tlmo and Vnrlow snld wo hnd lienor not tnllt nbout
tho inntior thoro. WHiiohs uluo dotal!-
od how much had boon given to Hub-
cock, $S0 at one time and three $20
nt otlinr Union mnklng In nil $110.
The question is often asked "What
is the meaning of the word Solidarity?'
In order to explain this so fully that.he
who runs may read, we, purpose quoting the dictionary explanation, also by
the description, of some current events
more clearly, illustrate not only the
purely academic interpretation, but its
practical application as well:
Firstly: Upon searching the dictionary we find,"Solidarity, n. Union or
communion of interests and responsibilities." ,-.      ■      ■ '
Having dealtwith this, the scholarly
side, we will turn our attention to the
more human and certainly.more interesting phase of its daily operation on
the ever changing field of, industrial
activity.
All who peruse the daily and weekly
papers have certainly, -learned some-;
thing about .the titanic struggle that
has occupied public attention recently,
#^-PhMade!p-hia»Traction—Strike;"**
but probably many have failed to realize the import of this as a concrete
definition of "Solidarity." To explaii)
—the,initial cause-.of. this rupture of
relations, between employer and employed was a dissatisfaction among
the carbarn men, affecting only 243
workers, and failing to obtain the necessary compliance with what they
deemed their Ju3t demands, so Inform
ed the rest of the workers in the city
and as a result we see a city completely tied up, the, traction company on
the verge of bankruptcy, and an exhibition* of recognition of the, common
interests of the worker that proves
conclusively that if they do not know
the' lexicographer's' interpretation they
are furnishing ample proof of their
faith by the practical application of
"Solidarity", evidently realizing ' the
truth of Abraham Lincoln's advice io
his cabinet that were at loggerheads
"If you don't hang together .you are
liable to hang separately!"    .
United Mine-Workers-,in the principal coal mining states of the U. S.
are at present on,strike. Some operators will practically make all concessions regarding pay etc., but others
decline, yet'the miners are determined
to stand or fall together.. This is
another case of solidarity. - '
. The Dominion Coal and Coke Co.
of Sydney N. S./have had trouble with
their employees for many months back
This conflict of interests is intensified
because of the existence of two organ-
zations, the.P. M. W. A. and the U.
M. W. A., the -former body despite the
actions of the "Coal Company showing
the internationalism of capital, still
labor under the belief that a purely
Canadian institution is better.
This Company have made'futile attempts to obtain workers from Belgium, but these men;,have shown another splendid illustration of solidarity by refusing to accept work .under
such condition's, so- now probably ih
consequence of the vast amount of unemployment prevalent in Great' Britain
.agents.are-scouring-the-British*sr— Isles
to obtain aid for the Company in their
efforts to subjugate their rebellious
workers.
They are meeting with very poor,
success, notwithstandingJhe aid of the
hunger enemy.and'the plentiful supply
of specious promises'.' We would call
attention to the cable message of Mr.
James Douglas, a former member of
Michel Local, pointing to this as an
other recognition of "solidarity."-
Now for the last but by no means
least important exhibition of this "solidarity": The miners at Frank principally composed of Frenchmen, are at
present out on strike, consequent upon
the ex'acting demands of the management that certain overtures must precede any discussion looking to a settlement.
An analysis of the motives that
prompt the actions of individuals is
always fraught with interest, oftimes
disclosing that the actuating factors
.determining a certain line of conduct
are possessed by those who, it is. believed, may be brought—within the
sphere of influence of him, under
whose jurisdiction they have been employed. This deduction is a natural
one when dealing with men who have
long been merely dull followers, but
to those who have cast aside the shackles of prejudice and strengthened
themselves mentally by the study of
their own economic interests, are naturally less susceptible to those parochial notions which have nearly but-
lived their usefulness.
The exemplification of solidarity by
the workers at Frank and more especially those who may have been regarded as sure allies because of proX"
imity of birth- place is certainly 'encouraging, as we recognize the difficulty of overcoming long formed habits' of local and national patriotism.
This certainly: is surprising to the
corporation --henchmen, and will mean
when'thoroughly understood the complete emancipation of the working-
class the world over1. '.
We understand.;that there is a possi-
The series of evangelistic' meetings
being held in tho Methodist'church
by Evangelists Lewtas and* Reed are
being well attended. ° At the Sunday
night meeting the auditorium of the
church wins well filled with an audience which manifested great interest
in the eloquent address of Mr. Lewtas
anil the singing was greatly appreciated.
The attendance thus far has been
larger than was anticipated with the
prevalence of such unpropltious weather as we have had during tlie last
week.
The dally Bible classes have grown
in attendance and are held each afternoon at 2.30 in tho Sunday school
room.
Saturday evening at .7.45 Mr. Lewtas will deliver his celebrated lecture
to--women,-and every woman* who has
the welfare of her family at heart,
and that means every one who has a
family, should be sure to be present.
Such an opportunity comes very seldom to Fernie women, and they will
find this lecture one of the best ever
delivered along", such lines. But the
part of the human family needing
lectures perhaps, is the masculine,
and the Rev. Lewtas will deliver his
great lecture entitled "The man for
the Twentieth Century" to men only
on Sunday afternoon at 3.30, and every seat on the main floor of the Methodist church should be. occupied by
some man. Come early and bring
your friends.       .   • ■*'
FERNIE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
TjilUyTW~"mafters7 being-"satisfactorily"
adjusted in the near future. This we
sincerely hope is true, and if it should
transpire.that an amicable arrangement is arrived at the credit will be
largely due-to the -splendid/ co-operation of„those employees in the shaft
who are standing shoulder to shoulder
with their fellow workers In "the fight
for better conditions regardless of
differences of nationality.
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He was subjected to a lengthy cross
examination by W. R. Ross with regard to his story but little of additional
Import was elicited.
John Bclnnger was sworn nnd said:
Ho hnd lived In Cranbrook for two
years, in Fernio 1 % yenrs at Elk Lumber Co nnd nt tho Queens. His brother
Introduced him to Varlow' nnd ho hnd
known Babcock about two weeks bo-
fore the hold-up, *:
Asked when,was his first connection
with a sehemo to hold up somo parties bringing monoy from Coal Creek
he replied (lie night ho mot Varlow.
The schema had not engaged his attention pi'ovlous to that. Ho wont to
llio ,raln wllh Varlow tho dny ho mot
lilm niul had a discussion In regard
to tlie hold-up. Vnrlow wanted to
know If I had a niato that would go In
on lho donl with mo, I Bald Iliad not
and asltoil hlm If ho knew nnyone ho
could got. Ilo said ho know a follow
ut Conl Crook coming off work at, 11.SO
who would go In with mo. This was
on tho .Inniiiiry pny night. Uo nskod
mo If I had a gun and I sahl I had, but
no cartridges. 1 gnvo hlm $2 nnd ho
got, 1 li/.n. WtlnoRH oxplnlnod how
ho hnpponod lo havo tho gun on him
nt thai, tlmo,
MoHvoy was Uio brakeman on the
train thnt nigh I. nml I nskod him lo
como In with mo, but ho refused.
Vnrlow oxplnlnod tho situation to
ino und told tno whoro tho Jnll wns,
niul tho bout plnco lo hold lho mon up.
Vnrlow also stilted Hint, lio would go
low the jail. This was the first time
that John Belanger;- witness, had gone
to the Creok. Continuing: I took off
my overcoat and hat and put on a
cap, and put, them on the back part
of the tender of the engine. 1 had
found the cap lying In the back part
of the caboose, I again asked McEvoy to go In with mo but,he refused.
I walked nround and wont up to tho
track, and on the high line track, nnd
cnmo back down to the coaches. I
saw Vnrlow and remember asking hlm
If ho could got tho fellow ho mentioned, and ho said that ho was not Hiiro,
I went up tho hill nnd shortly nftor
saw tho two men from tho storo puss
mo and go down lo tho train, so 1
wont back aftor slaying nround for a
fow minutes. I did not soo Vnrlow
ngnin (lint night.
Asked hy ■ counsel why ho did not
pull Uio coup off Unit ulght ho Raid
he did not think It was snfo to carry
It out alono.
Asked If ho had nindo plans for tho
holdup of February Hi ho snld ho had
nol. On tho liuii of February ho wiih
In Crnnbrook nnd camo down to Pernio on tho evening trnln, arriving at
Fernio about 0 o'clock. Thnl. nlghl, ho
met Babcock nnd wenl wllh hlm to
his room nt tho King Edward and oxplnlnod whnt ho wnntod hlm to'do,
Ilnbcock took two soft lialH and gnvo
witness ono nnd kept Uio oilier. Two
socks wore unci! to mnko musks. Tliey
wnnt. lo the cnhooHo nud got In, nnd
wont to lho Crook, Vurluw cunie Into
At a meeting of the Fernie Athletic
Association held in the City Hall, on
Tuesday afternoon the following officers for the year 1910 were elected:
Honorary president: Mayor .Herchmer. .J
President:, G.H. Boulton. '"
YOUNG LIFE
GONE OUT
Fall of Rock Causes the
Death of Popular
Young Miner
Another name was added to the list .
of those who have passed over tho
Great Divide whilst engaged in the
performance of their daily toil. Thursday morning, a young Italian called
George Possi, tracklayer in the employ of the Crow's Nest Pass Collieries at No. 5 mine,' Michel, met with
instantaneous death by being crushed
and smothered beneath a mass of rock
that fell from the roof.
He was only about 20 years of age,
unmarried, but"'was supporting bis aged mother in the old country, to whom
tlie notice of her son's untimely end
must be heartbreaking.
The sympathy of the entire colony
is felt for the poor old-lady in this
hour of distress.
His companions all speak highly of
him, because of his kindly disposition
and manly ways.
Inlo tin- Jnll nnd wntoh Hint no ono tho cnhooHo nnd pointed out Hi« man
wiih admit nud would glvo mo tho slg
nnl when lho mon cnmo out by light-
Ing a match nt tlio window. I was
to go down on n I urn of tlio road be-
SHAFT HCU8K AT FRANK MINBS-CLethbrldae Herald.)
who whh lo enrry tlio monoy. Hit wiih
HtmidliiK lu the pour pnillon of Uncoiled wllh IiIh hack lo uh, Vnrlow
Hnld "TIiiii'h tho mini." Uo had on n
dnrli brown or grey coin, nml wore
uIuhhoh. Ah hood iih wo I'lirnc lo lho
Crook wo ptil on two mncklniiw routs
thai woro lying in thu cnbooKo nnd
nlun nut nn nut' mn<l'« 'PI.own .."." ,„,
ono In tho onhonso, Whon tho trnln I
stopped wn w. nt HirnlKlit up tho hill j
in front of tho jnll and stood llioro for j
a fow ininiitoH behind lho lockup. Wo*
hiiw tho two mon enmn out of tlioj
storo nnd'wo < orrio down tlw lower1
Sldo Of UlO link-Up illllj IIH'I Un; I wo I
mon on tho turn. I hod two n"-,olvirn|
and told Ihiheoek wlion 1 lold hlm toj
ho wiih to go Uirou'-li lliolr pockets. I!
Htnppii) nud lulil tin two mon in out ;
up lliolr liimilii.    I hold n Kim on oiiih ■,
(if Uio I nil lioli,      Tin')   (Oil   Up      t l)i*ll
hniiilK liml Mntfcix'l. wont thiom*l* ih'li'
pfiokoiH ami tuiih oMrjthlng Uii'.v lind,'
Whon ho ftalil In- had fxr-ryUiltK,*" I
toM Hi-',-.' tv.ii m< I, !<j liai-u up ■*» il*.*
storo.     Whon ih<y wero lnuklog up
I mol two ollior f* Howh and     inuJ«-1
ilium fix; back with tlu-m. Whon tluv,
Mil lo Uio kltiio .Hni *vH> Hlumlniv; iiii >
the stopa wo turin-d and run bntk toj
the train. On running down I mel V.ir-
low and was within three yards o£ him.
When I got to the bottom of tho hill
tlie"o wns a shot fired, I undcrslnnd
lt. war. a gun that Babcock took from
Quinney and that it went off accidentally in his hands. I rnu around Uio
engine and I brow my mask off In the
snow, Tho engine was just moving,
I ran down n little beyond the tipple,
and waited until tho train got down
and thon boarded tho caboose. When
wo wore within a mile of Fornio I (old
Babcock to be roady lo jump off as
tho trnln slowed down a bit. Hub-
cook was on ono side" of llio caboose,
and I on lho othor, When tho train
slowed down I lold hlm to jump. Ho
did and jumped off on lhe crook uldo.
I waited until wo woro 200 foot fnrthor
down nnd I then Jumped off on Uio
opposite sldo to Babcock. I went to
one of ilio coko ovens and waited In
ihem for nbout ton mliiuloH, I then
went ovo" Uio hill nnd cnmo down io
nenr (he lower, house and went lo niy
brother's Iiouho. Ho gol i?2o0 of the
money ui'Nt. dny from his lirntlior. lie
thon worn lo Cranbrook, Ilo nnld the
i:\I(l(.'iii'ii of Duli'ctivu Howard \yan I'm*
lho moHt purl true.
Before adjournment John I'i hum'- r
mndo UiIh hi ul onion!: I run wlillo*-; to
lnko all ihnl Is coming to nie onil.lH
but 1 want lo Hluto Hint my broiher
Frod Ilolnn*.'oi' Imd nothing lo do v.Hli
UiIk unlil Uio following unii'iiitiv, *<ft*'r
tho holdup whh over."
Varlow wiih put lu the box nud In
HIIHW'T to the eliiiige wild lie liml no*
thing to uny nl iIiIh Uluo. The nine
wuh I'oiiiiuiili il until Sntiiiilny nun ie
lug.
Vice President: H. W. Herchmer.
Treasurer: John Adair (Home Bk.)
- Secretary: W. S. Stanley.
Executive committee: J. L. Gates, J.
It, Lawry and M. Kastner.-
-•>.The .treasurer, reported a .cash'-balance on hand of $796.02:     On motion
his report was adopted as read.
It was decided to donate the sum of
$100 to the Hose reel team for the purchase1 of a hose reel cart.
A committee consisting of Messrs.
Gates, Whelan and Stanley was appointed to seo'what grounds could be
securud for this season for the various
games.
The commlttoo were Instructed ib
roport bnck to tho Association.
The, secretary was instructed to request tho Gladstone local union U. M.
W. of A. to send delegates lo our noxt
mooting, who will ho nuthoiized to
select dates for sports this yonr so
Ihnt no clash need occur ns It did Inst,
yenr.
It Ih tho Intention of the Association
to got things in shape onrty so Hint
some good sports mny bo pulled off
during lho season,
A NEW  DEPARTURE
The Great Northwestern Telegraph
Company announces the inauguration
of what( is termed a "Night Letter Ser-.
"vice.* *' ff.^*^6pose^r^na~tire~local-
manager, to give our patrons the benefit of our large unemployed mileage
of wire at night to send between Fernie and all offices in the United States
and Vancouver, New Westminster and
Victoria, messages of fifty.words for
the same price ordinarily charged for
ten words. These" messages will bo
received any time, before the regular
closing time of our office for delivery
at their destination thc following,morning. Business men throughout tho
United States hnvo found (ills Borvico
advantageous. Delayed mail no longer has any terrors ns thoso cheap
rales enable hhn'to communicate over
long distances nnd boat tlio fastest
niail sovornl days. Wires Hint woro
heretofore Idle during tho small hours
of thc morning uro now kopt humming
wiih communications which previously
wont hy mail.
THIS  IS' BUSINESS
Circulation of Ledger Increases 295 In
tlie Month of March
Adverlislng hours Iho siuuu relation
lo a iiowspupur that fuel does lo a holler, both bolng nocossury In order to
keep tbo machinery going.
Sul)bc:rl|iilunn, like oil, Ik lhe iulnlc.
.*ml, iik we iit*r* thereby enabled to
provo to those who supply lho fuel
Unit wo are moving smoothly ulong,
Tbo moral of this Ik Io call attention
of our ronih'i'ii to iho exceptlonnl offer
fwhloh iih Uio num snld whon ho kick-
I'd (be lint Dial bud the brick eoncoal-
oi| bonei'-Hi li "ilioio't' Koiuetbilig III
It") made by one cl* our iidvortlHorH.
Ho |k giving u coupon good for {.1
In liiide.
!    Thin Ih nut only an excellent plan
! for Hie buyer nnd Holler but iiIho on-
i
A. Gustavo XowliiiulB, the former
bank clerk of llio llnnk of II. X. A. in
Winnlpog, to whoso pocullnr methods
'■f,"J!uh:liig lhe Wind" wo made refer-
or.co In onr IiihI Issuo, nfier au ox-
P'.rlcnco bo hud hon.', evidently made
up his mind to ■•oriipo the Fornio mud
off liln foot niul hie lo piiHtiiros now,
as v,*o kai'ii ou umllt'putahlo authority
ihnl on the plea ol' bolng hIioi'I of
monoy temporarily, he siiei-nodod iu
obtaining ^0 fiom a Cranbrook bank,
iuul Ihey iu ordor lo Hiillsfy theinsol-
yi.'H, that lho Hlory ho lold about being
.n bank employe on u vncnllon, wlrt-d
to Winnlpog only to lenrn thnl tlioy
'.mil boon victimized, The provincial
police havo tho mutter In hand nnd ' tihlm   tin-   Compaiiy   iu   <|Uc-ilUin   lo
!l Ih very likely Unit UiIh Individual
v/lll be brought buck from Hie oilier
i hie nf ihe line an ll Ih Ktuiod Unit lio
lol'i  Ciiiiibriink (Hi  the Flyer,      Thoro'
i !h a nun nl to be iIiiinmi iiiuii llm; cpj-
| r.odo but al  the proKont  moment  we
| .vlll I'fniln from any further coiun.
'onl.
KUtigc Uio viiliio nf iwlvei'tlulm; 111 thu
Li'dgi-r. ,
Wo iiMk our patnuiK In flood Uio
firm with loiipoiiK ami prove Dw vnluo
i la .\liMwniii nl our columns.
Mii!.>! im!'-.-: I't.'hril nt ihjiin today
iFrldny) too Into fnr publication,
THE t-f'ANK    BLIDE—(Lethbriuoe    Her*IJ.» "  i •   "• y
•ff'.V
PAGE TWO
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, F ERNIE,    B. C. APRIL 9 191b
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V
and   Legisl
Interesting Items for the Workers in British Columbia and Alberta
HIGH COST OF LIVING
The Wall Street Journal, as its
name implies, is no labor organ. But
it has a pieec of labor news that is
worth reprinting .in .this paper. In
speaking of the high cost of living the
Wall Street Journal says:
"An investigation under the auspices of the Stage Foundation, mado in
New York this year, dealt with' the
household budgets of 318 representative families of working people, reporting Incomes varying from $600 to
$1100. * ,
Less than half of these families are
supported by the incomes of the father. Above the $700 limit, in the
majority of cases, mothers or children
wero contributors. It was the conclusion of the expert investigators that
'an income under $800 is not enough
to permit, the maintenance of a normal standard of living' for an average
family of five. ., In the $600 and $700
groups almost without exception some
deficiency in living was found. In
three fifths of the number the housing
accommodations averages, one and a
half persons to a room. In one-half
of the $600 group and in one-third of
the $700 group fuel was gathered on
, the street.
One third of the $600 group stinted
their members to less than the minimum allowance of 22 cents per person
for food,
In the $700 group 30 per cent were
reduced, to or below the minimum.
These families did not average an
annual expenditure of $10 for health,
and only one in ten of the lower group
and one in six of the $700 class had a
cent to spend in the care of their
.teeth.        .
- Expenditure for church, for amusement and recreation was reduced to
nil, and provision for the future was
impossible.   •*
22 per cent on tbe whole! and has a
surplus of individual profits of nearly
$1,000,000, or twice tin amount of its
capitalization. Another company in
the combine has cleaned up 2f> per
cent, profit in six months, or probahly
50 per cent in one year.
A third member in the combine inflated its capital from "$5,000,000 to
$20,000,000, bled the people of Chicago
and New York alone for over a million
dollars profit in nine months, and has
accumulated undivided profits of nearly $9,000,000 in ten years.
Yet these companies in the trust
forced up the price.from eight cents
to nine cents a quart, saying that they
are losing money at the old price. -
"The fundamental principle of Socialism is the national possession of
all the sources of production," says
the Blade,,and asks: "Who is the
more convincing exponent of the doctrines of socialism, Eugene Debs or the
greedy among the corporations?"
The foregoing quotations state the
case so clearly that the wonder is that
there are any sane people in this
country who would approve or defend
the open shop mania and its wage-
slashing purpose as exemplified for instance, by the brutal United States
Steel Company whose barbarous combine has driven the once well paid
iron and steel worker to the pauper
level.  ;
The truth of the matter is thai
those who oppose theso unions and
their strikes against the encroachments of capitalism and for loving
conditions stand for slavery without
having the courage to- acknowledge
their principles, or lack of principles.
—Cleveland Citizen.       ''
t '""[*_eso figures-neecT no"*com"mont'
They are the common story of pov
erty. , But it needs to be borne1 in
mind that the impoverishment is not
*■ simply of the present generation. It
is an Impoverishment of the race, of
'the rising generation, who are to be
the productive forces of tho future
generation. -.
"According to these investigators,
whose opinions,have been confirmed
hy others, a fnmlly .income of from
$800 to $000 may provide for the necessities, but lt is not until tho $900 is
reached thnt a decent living Is obtainable. A large proportion of tho population of the United States are now
unable to roach the $800 limit. Every
advance In prices Increases that number. If the advance In prices continues the alternative is Inevitable that
wages and Income must be Increased
or family lifo and the home, whicli constitute the corner Rlone of society,
must bo sacrificed.
This Ih the problem of the cost oi
living."
Discussing tlio samo subject, the
Washington Post utters nn editorial
warning io tho greedy robbers who
havo pounded up prlooH of food prod
ucIh und says among other things:
"Hero Is lhe recent exposure of lho
fact Unit the ninnufactiirors of necessaries of lifo In urban communities
domnnd Ihnt lliolr goodR shall ho sold
by the wholesaler to the retailer and
by tho lalior to tho consumer nt. a
prlco fixed and exorbitant. , That Is In
roHlrnlnt of trade and uu outrage
against labor. It menus loss cnu-
Himiplloii of fond and curtailed employment of labor, nud nl tho i;iuno
limn a profit beyond lho greed nf avarice to the trusl thnl ban the mnrkot
by Iho in ion t nnd innkos-,ii dance to
Its lay of lho ilucais,
"Ilut ihnt Ih iioi all nor the worsi.
Tliere Is not n city iu ' this union
milling whnv InhnbllnniH dally men,
womon nml children do nut tio to bod
hungry, :i scnni bed m that, und If li
Iiiih u blanket at nil it U nnv I ii.-:• ii I'm
per coin. Ami |t Ih iiu'ihIihih thai In
iiiiil.)' ti'.;. ?> ('uu*,!,- up' 'I ■•ir/*y'*| In
older to maintain Hi" niiivnuonus riml
cliiiiL'od fnr what Ih bhIiI und ton-
Mimed,
"Thono »|i|iu:h hnvo to tn. -nn ri
III Ol' 111" people will  fleiTOO SoclllllSlli
ore    UiIh country In n double decade
IMPOSTER> BEWARE
* s,     Bay .City, Mich.
Editor Mine Workers Journal:
___Il_YoiLplcase insert the following
from 3c to 2c per lb.
Photographs, chromos (does not
state whether male or female) chromotypes, paintings. (Would have been
more acceptable if the lowering of the
schedule had boon applicable to those
articles of wearing apparel spelt without an "i") maps etc. (This will be
pleasing to many immigrants as they
can now .carry around on their faces
the maps of the countries of origin at
less expense) 25 to 22**/*2 per cent.
Soaps and soap'powders of all kinds
except laundry soap from 35 to 32%
per cent.' This is good so far as it
goes for the benefit of the great "unwashed" but we may look for reprisals
from the Oriental kingdom for the
failure to include the savon de Hongkong.)
Perfumery and all ,Jace washes and
powders from 35 per cent to 32% per
cent. This is, we believe for the'-purpose of deodorising on a cheaper scale
some of the malodorous law factories
of the Dominion.
Tableware of china, porcelain, white
granite or ironstone from 30' to 27%
per cent..
(This is°intended .o aid those who
wish lo crack a plate on the pate of
one who attempts to '"crack" a ' joke
that was old >when China was in its
stone age.
Common and colored window glass
from 15 to 12% per cent, (We don't
see through the, purpose of this dim-
ution and must ask for more light on
the subject.) '    ,      .
Watch' actions and movements (This
we are ' doing constantly) including
winding bars (We-are,on the water
wagon at present) and sleeves from 15
to 12% per cent.)    ,
Leather of all kinds which is further
finished and tanned, from .17% to lo
per cent. (This does not include cold
storage beef.)
Feathers and manufactures of feath-
.er.s.-artificial feather,  fruits,  grains,
In confirmation of the above I refer
you-to Mr. Ashworth.
You probably receive the annual report of the Minister of Mines for British Columbia. On referring to it you
will see that the history of Extension
Mine is a succession of minor explosions; only serious burning accidents
are reported," slight scorchings are frequent but are not considered if the
man Is able to return to work in a
week*:or-so.
Last week two men were seriously
burned by gas In this mine, which,is
still worked by open light.
Two members of the Legislature
have demanded in the House that the
Chief Mine inspector and sublnspector
be dismissed,'and that the certificate
of the' manager of the mine be cancelled.
In view of the above evidence the
recomendations of the jury are most
interesting especially the last clause.
Their services can never be forgotten
by a grateful country.   •
, Thomas Budge
The King Edward
Fernie's   Leading  Commercial  Hotel
The Finest Hotel in East Kootenay
J. L.   GATES, Prop.
When the Whistle Blow6 for Noon
" (Roy   Farr'ell   Greene .in    Leslie's
Weekly.)
There's a charm about the chimin' of
the great cathedral bells)
An' there's harmony alluvin' when the
big pipe organ swells;'
There's a captivatin' sweetness in the
•' tvillin' of the'lark     ■,
Or a whip-poor-will a callin* through
the damp and dewy dark.   „
But say you've been a-workin' for   a
weary half a day.
A'blisterin' your fingers as you're ear-
nin of yer pay.
The screechin note that greets you
seems the sweetes' sort of tune
As you drop your pick and shovel as
the whistle blows for noon.
It's a raspin' not discordant tb a highly cultured ear,
But to every hungry fellow It's a message soft an' clear;   ,
An' you mutely bless {he music as you
take from off the nail
Tho dainty home made knick knacks
. in the^battered dinner pail,
Why, the daughters of Terpischore
that sat at Pallas' feet,'
Ne'er tripped a rlpplin measure that to
,r   ears was half so sweet;
That, no doubt, was soul enthrallin';
this a hungry stomach's boon;
An' the pipes o' Pan seem playin' as
the whistle blows for noon.
There are artists    upon music, and
there's critics it is true,
But a hungry man at noon time is a
• judge of music too!
For he's given, not to thinkin' how the
sweet crescendoes roll,
An' a stomach's not the vagueness of
a music lover's soul.
An' so I say, the hummin' of the plump
brown belted bees
A-hustlin' after honey in the   famed
Hesperides
Ne'er with the swish o' busy wings a
melody did croon
As sweet as stealeth to me when the
whistle blows for noon.
not!ce'and protest in the Journal:
Whereas, from time to time we receive .complaints from different parts
of, the, country regarding a person going from place to place with bogus
cards, having the seal of Local Union
1379, U. M. W. of A. of Bay City,
Mich, and fraudulently imposing on
local unions outside of the U. M. W.
of A, (such as International Brotherhood of Leather Workers and United
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, and Brotherhood of Railway Servants: olso calling on different trade
councils and receiving sums of money
from $5 to $10 with tho promise of
paying the money back In tho course
of a few days, which he does not do.
Who this person Is (as he gives different names at different places) and how
ho acquired the seal and cards wo
have so far failed to trace; nlso different complaints give different hook
and enrd numbers, ,
In consequence of tho above, the
Impostor bolng st ill at large, we,'tho
undersigned, do hereby inform tho
public, and especially nil local unions
ngnlnut this vagabond, that any transfer cards olhor than from book 17,015
bearing the seal of Local Union 1370,
United Mlno Workors of Amorlcn,
West Bay City, Michigan, is Invalid
and a bogus one,
John Doll, Prosldont.
Davo Jones, Secretary
, Local Union 1379
The above resolution receives tho on-
dorsonient of thn dlsirlct organization.
Willinm niamond
Dim. Soc.TreiiH.
leaves and flowers suitable for orna*-
menting hats, from 30 to 27% per cent.
Another injustice to woman, and if
they had votes no doubt they would
interpolate their member as to the
reason this was. deferred being effective until Easter had passed by.
, " Victoria. Ave]
Fernie, B. C
VERDICT IN  EXTENSION
ION  B. C.
EXPLOS-
THE    MOUNTAIN    LABORED   AND
DROUGHT FORTH  A MOUSE"
" Vi *1 '■■lo ii * i-i-ViV' l"
r.:iddlo Un- firM wnrrnnt
will bo < onfiM'iitloii."
For sonic iline piiHi Uio ooluniiiH of
lho !icw>papers have diluted I(t eon-
Kldernblo length regarding iho ruillcal
cliniigcH thnl wniilil bo oli'ocloil In llio
tariff after Hi" lilst, The chiiiiges
nro few Indeed nml iho dillorciico ho
slight Ihal om.1 niiulii almost he coit-
s'rnlnoil in quote Sliiil'oh(ieiirn and nn>
iiniiiioo It as "Much Ado about    No-
(thing."
j    liiiioH nro eliangi'd (hco   (iih-tidnr)
Stlipi lllllll •'>'_.'• (Ollll) pi-1'  lUU pOllUtls Ul Ti'iC
pop   100 Him,
I'lgH iWho nnl-* for Uit-m?) nre uV-
,,,,,.1,'pi|    ofliwltv   Willi    (lllloH.
"„i« low. Uio I    PiiiiifH imni'l'i't is fnll of iheiiH nnd
bo will Iship'I mlmiiR <Uioho aro nm only norvoit up
(Mines and Minerals, April)
Editor Mines and Minerals:
Sir: In your January number of
Mines and Minerals, page 341, you
have published an article on tho Verdict In tho Extension Explosion, British' Columbia. This "verdict" appa*.
ently, was sent to you by somo person
Interested ln concealing the facts of
the case.
Mr. James Ashworth, M. E., who
was engaged by the British Columbia
government to make an Inspection of
the mine nnd to glvo ovidoneo at the
Inquest as to the cause of tho explosion, which killed 31 mon. The verdict of tho jury Is contrary to tho ovidoneo of Mr. Ashworth and other witnesses us given at lho time of tho.Inquest,
Evidence showed thai this cave really consisted of three soparale caves
with intervals of timbering botwoon,
nnd thnt this timbering held up the
conl as In other parts of the mine,
only this top coal caved; and tho roof
at this point was mi more "unnatural
and faulty" Ilum In oilier ports of tho
mine, also there- was no accumulation
of gas at this olive.
The Inspector admlltod that (lie gep.
oral mlno ventilation contained from
1 lo 1% per cent to 'J per cent mnrsh
gas when he hnd Inspected tho mine
previous to lhe explosion.
Tho mine wan workod throughout
wllh open lltUns.
Bodies found Inside this cave showed Unit Uio IiIhm wus from tli" fnco
of (lie level toward llio cave, scorch-
lug nud loklnif of coul nlso gavo like
InillcatloiiK,
The nlgbi Ihikh admitted Hint ho had
nnt Inspected Hils part nf the mine
piciluiiii to cnnnnoncenK'iit of work
"Inciiiiho   he did not soo the uso."
Ilulo tin wus not enforced in nny of
its provisions; and no Nliot light ers
were employed at tho mine.   Miners
'fired mlinlH when llllll llOW tlio <|10llKeil.
i A lnrgo uorcontftgo of the miners nro
| IlloNperleucod  fOIOlglieiH.
Tho only map of Uic mino wns flvo
I INFORMATION I
w
\
On and after April 9th property In
Fort George will take its second advance. Lots that have been selling
for $150 will then be advanced to $300
and $300 lots to $500. We have yet a
few remaining unsold lots for the low
price and should any of our friends
wish to take advantage of it we can
place them by Immediate application.
Preparations are being made for the
greatest influx of settlers to this com-
Ino; city, and the surrounding countr)
that has been seen In Canada. Already
two thousand tons of freight Is lying
at Ashcroft and Soda Creek awaiting
the opening of navigation. A large
gang of men are already at work
clearing and cleaning streets In this
city site. Two more steamboats are
being built to help out the expected
congested traffic, The telephone line
now building will be ready for operation In May.' There will be Immediately started upon the opening of navigation a large new -saw mill, a nash
and door factory, a bank and an up to
date newspaper, You will be Interested to know that nearly every man who
has visited Ft. Georgo or who Is interested In Ft, George country, Including a number of G. T. P,, engineers,
and other officials, have purchased lots
in this city site.
Remember only two weeks more of
low priced lots; we have a few selections loft,
East Kootenay Realty
Johnston-Falconer Block
Employment Oflico in Connection
Co. :
Phone 65
Alcohol to Children
Ask your doctor how often he prescribes an alcoholic
stimulant for children. He will probably say, "Very, very
rarely. Children do not need stimulating." Ask him
how often he prescribes a tonic for them. He will probably answer, "Very, very frequently." Then ask him
about Aver*s non-alcoholic &vf_apa„ilta as a, tonic for thc
young. Follow his advice. He knows. /. c. Am Co., U^IMuiZ
from Ottawa, but nlno to Uio "faitli
The Toledo lihiile culls nueiitlnn toj ml" ui thu iliUeivni |i;o'.,,*h oii VJi!_!j(ljl^ 0*j,t,
the h(Kb bunded JuRHlcry of the milk juin-s) raisins are lowered, uh are, uImi,    '■'■-.,. $\\ni.„ Act. requires Unit an at-
,. ,  •    '■      .-•.».* ,.„,. , ,„*,, ,.r„ i,:,e „ *, nrrnnit from Dw »>r."iulllnar ntto „f j ! f.,)rft„. ^ ,„, k,.(), w|,0W-|nB ,•„, VV4„.j;.
Mijilinl of r><"Vi"". our •J;'.iiii,.iiiu   of ly out |i-r lb. to :'-:i of a ceni. j ,,.^ „,, U) ,-, j(.;is,, fljK „,WJ|j,H **,,.(,v.
whicli Is wlml and \iaii-r, Ion H jml<l|    Nuts of all l-liuta O-x.'iit rhestnutBH \mu\y_ ■
Tho Jury, nccompnnliMl by tho mnn-
auer, entered and inspected tho mine.
The "Inspocilon" was mndo by the uld
of one old fn&hionoil safety lump that
.im, i.ii'vli-il Wi D\,' wau&wx'v, ito oUi-u'
llshi iK-lriK nllOM-d io i|n> party. Th"
jury coiinU-.nl oi umU'i-.u.'.'U bavin*
ho kfiowlf<l«e of mining.
Mr. .\»h-«f.iili's -f-ilijnil* *•*»# thai
the. i-yplnrlon was i IrmHy rf."l,iu-il fo a
shot which had !,*,•■« ffrvtl nt thf tan'
of I liv int.li.- h'-rii ml Dw Uvit: ho tiun
tittliu >.ttoi>Lu'.ii. vi.. lUU ikiCut"- itint '!('!
not think thai D.,- xntt-e could bo *<-r-
lAiisly cohKlib-ro,) ,•-« \bo canff nt the
iiipUitiiion..
DONT USE  A   SCAKECSOW
To Drive Away tho
Mnll Ordor Wolf
tte ftrd put lute of h«»h7"0»^mo*€«*«t »«lh* b^L«^   *jJL»2i£S__!
fhU to wot ut. Tfc« aik him ifcwl Ayo. TNB*. S«M Un ftorty Otfy ywt,
You can driv_ , lu-'w   *»*
quickly if you uso tho mail
order houses' own w«apon
advertiiir.fr.   Mall order
, r .. «.v.*-lln pf
thousands of dollars every
week in order to get trade
from tho homo merchants-
' Do you think for a minute
they would keep It up if
they did'nt get tho buiinese? Don't take it for granted
tint every ono within a radiuft of 13 milt* knew, what you
have to sell, and what your prices are. Nino ca<» out of ten
your price* are lower, but the customer is influenced by tne
up-to-date advertitSnu of the mall order houae. Every article
you advertise ahould be dtiaHtd %xA fnttd. You must ten
youmory in an iitoi-wrtfag *«-iy.an<f whon you wnnt to reach
the buyer* of this community uae thete columns.
Fernie Livery Co.
Draying:.
Building & Excavating
Livery, '
Wood     for     Sale
Sole Agents for" Fernie Coal
Prices   moderate  and   satis-
faction guaranteed
F. G.White,
Manager
Rizzuto, Bros!
Proprietors
HARDWARE
A full, o line of shelf and   heavy   Hardware in stock, together  with a
.complete range of Stoves
Furniture Department
Our Furniture Department embraces the
most unique, and up-to-date lines.
Come in and have a look ,
J. D.   QUAII,
FERNIE-i B» Ct
$l»i&!«S^ffikra^
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 ?
Needles and Oil always kept in stock
Wm. BARTON, Agt. taorth of school) Pellatt Ave.
I
of Canada
LIVING FROM HAND TO MOUTH
Tf you itro in tho. hnltit nf ■paying your hilts with ready
money out of your pocket you give tho impression thnt
you belong lo the cla.S'H of people who live from linml
to mouth, Your cheque would ho just as acceptable,
-mul yon -vvoivin ^.x'm i^v.v,uIsu*.*i-Ui,^-1 ^..hIv.*., "f h;iv:.,:^.'i
receipt Cor the money jMiid. Open a cheque account
with the Homo Ifainlc and if after paying aU your
monthly accounts there i.s still money remaining to
your credit at the bank tho amount may go into an
interest bearing saving* account,
Mgr. Fernie
I
John Adair,
♦V"
I
Advertise in The Ledger
_.' THE DISTRICT,LEDGER..FERNIE.    B.C.. APRIL 9 1910
PAGE THREE
BV
N
MAY SIGN UP
FOR TWO
YEARS
Looks Like Termination
In Short Order-
Gold Feet
I Letter Box
X
. The editor is not responsible for the
opinions of correspondents:
ABOUT HILLCREST
INDIANAPOLIS, April 4—Operators
a**jd miners in the bituminous coal
fields of the United States began with
renewed activity today their negotiations looking to signing a new two-
year that* will bring about a resumption of work in the mines. Joint conferences have been appointed for next
week in the. districts of Illinois and
Indiana, Ohio, Western Pennsylvania,
and the southwest.
' Debate in Illinois, Central Pennsylvania and the southwest probably will
be prolonged, but in the other district
tho miners expect that their demands
will be granted with Utile delay.
*■>
It Will Soon be Over
INDIANAPOLIS,^, April "s—Advice
from the bituminous coal fields of the
■ United States received by Thomas L.
Lewis, president, of the United Mine
Workers, who returned to* the headquarters . of the organization    today.
. satisfied himself, he said, that the. suspension of work in the mines pending
the signing of a new wage contract
would not be long continued.
Discussing Settlement .,
"Operators and miners in Indiana,
Iowa; Ohio', Illinois, Pennsylvania,
Western Kentucky and the southwest
will all be discussing means of settlement between them next week," said
President Lewis. "The matter . will
work out to the end that we will get
the demanded wage increase, whether
on work by the "day pr by, the tons
' mined. , *.
"In   Illinois,'  the southwest, and'in
' Western Pennsylvania the conference
will take longer in reaching conclusions than in the other states, but I
cannot believe that there will be a f in.-
,.al break.' ,
"if the operators of "Pennsylvania"
•and Ohio feared that the operators in
the non union districts of West Vir-
"gi~nia"l.nd~ * tTrat~nelglibqi;hoo"d~*will undersell them, that objection to increasing the wages has ben swept away by
the news that iu practically all of the
non-union coal fields'of,West Virginia,
Maryland and Southern Pennsylvania,
the operators have come out with a
raise of wages to tho unorganized miners.
This is also a plain object lesson to
tho effect that the union men benefit
the non-union men.
Working Hours Reduced'
PITTSBURG, April 5~-Eighteen hundred meii are affected by tho order of
tlio Pittsburg and Lake Erie railroad
today, to curtail operations on account
of the coal, strike.
Working hours are to be reduced
* from ton hours to. seven and the mon
ln addition will only work five dnys a
week.
Kenmare, N. D. April 3
Editor Ledger:
Sir: In reading Rev. Mr. Grant's report and decision^-on the pillar question at Hillcrest it seems to me his
decision was made up on sentiment
alone. Truly- C. P. Hill has that
faculty fully" developed of appealing
to the sentimentally inclined, • which
Mr. Grant evidently possesses to a
great, degree. •  '
Now with regard to some of the,
points he emphasizes in his decision,
I have something to , say re visiting
Hillcrest mines. I was in company
with him on that visit,' and I must be
bigot enough to say that I know more
about mines and mining than Mr.
Grant, having been in that business
forty years, under all kinds of conditions, but never have I seen places
look more dangerous than some of the
placosand pillars■ we visited that day.
In fact I made the remark while examining, some of them that fifty dollars a day was not too much for miners working In such places. ■
In answer to these remarks Mr".
Stockett said he did,not consider any
timber was necessary to keep the
roof up, as It would stand without.
Of course he was president of the Coal
Operators. association and therefore
immune from danger. ■ 7 ."'
With regard' to Mr. Hill's statement
that returns were not adequate from
Ill's operations, has • it ever, struck the
rev, gentelman how incapable some bf
these company promoters are from an
■economical point of making a mine
or anything else pay, only .big salaries
for themselves. But if a miner from
sheer practical ability and willingness
to risk his life in these pillars, makes
a few dollars ■ above the average, the
cry is raised at once for reduction, and
if the same is brought about the great
octupus, the C. P. R. is ready with his
greedy maw to grasp the same. Does
Mr. Grant remember tlie late President Sherman asking Mr. Hill the very
pertinent question': If he was granted
a- reduction on pillars, would he get
any of it or the C. P. R., and his remark was very significant when -he
said that between the miners and the
C.P.R. he was between the devil and
the deep-sea. -y   ■    „° ■
Now, the-greatest-mistake the miners ever made was when they agreed
lp^ubjniL^y.ji^hese^taLquestions,
is too much arbitration these days,
and-it has become a farce.
, .1 suppose the Rev. .Mr. Grant felt
conscience clean when,he knelt before
the Supreme Judge of all in his sanctuary on the following (Sunday, that
he had kept the faith, because the faith
means siding*with the x-ich these days.
The poor we have with us always," but
very seldom the rich, so we must make
the best of them when we have the
chance.'
Excuse me Mr. Editor for my rather
lengthy letter. I am not, inclined that
.way as a rule, but* I feel at this time
that Hillcrest men have had a dirty
deal, and must be considered before
hypocritical company promoters who
ca,n laugh and cry in the same breath.
—if thereby they can manage to ,make
huge dividends to tour Europe with
every few years.
Please insert' this in your, next issue, and if by these few simple lines
I manage to shake things up a bit I
am satisfied to remain
Yours in the fight,
Robert Evans, -
, Kenmare, N. D.
TALES FROM THE WONDERFUL WF.ST
SONNETS FROM A SCOT
Scotia O'er the Sea
Awa frac mi sicht     ye dull, dismal
mountains,
An' th'  gloom o' despondency'    aye
clingln' aroun' yo.
Glo me jist a glimpse    o' th' clear
sparklin' fountains.
0 Scotia's fair land lyin' far owre th'
-sea.   ^
Aft, aft in my fancy  tae" Scotia    I
wander,
1 see th' sweet heather an' wild, mossy
'   fells,
An' th' deep shady glens wliaur th'
■    streamlets ae m'ander.
'Tween their banks a' bespeckled wi'
bonnie blue bells.    '  '     .
Still dear; dear tae me are the batiks
o' the Avon,
Whaur th' wild roses shelter th' big,
,   busy bee, •'"
Whaur th' rich corn field i' th' simmer
breeze wavin'  '     ,
Bri'ngin' back sweet memories,   dear
mem'ries tae me.
Then awa frae mi sicht ye dull dismal
mountains
Wi' th'flgloom o' despondency clingin'
aroun' ye,
Gie'-mebut ae glimpse o' th' clear,
sparklin fountains. ■'
For but death can e'er part me, dear
Scotia, frae thee.   -~ '
.•■ —Swan   *■
A Dear Little,Girl
'     At the Kink .
Sat Down Just as Quick
As a "Wink;
Said She '/I Don't See
"Why They Giggle at Me,
It is Very Polite—
I Don't Think! "
„' I'll Just Sling The Old Skates
■   Out of Sight
And Stay Home With My Mother
.    At Night;
I Will Learn Light House Keeping
,     .  with
Royal Crown Soap
'   And May Soon Have a Home of My Own
Don't You Hope:
That Will Beat Roller Skating
All Right.
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Matt.
THEY LIVE A LONG TIME'OME
Tho following Inscription appears on
a stono slab in tlio church yard of a
well-known parish:  .
"Tho uiuleimoiitlonod centenarians
lived and died in this parish and DwW
remains are deposited in this church
yard:
John Pile, died 17th May, 178-1, agod
JOO year.
Sarah Williams, widow, whoso mal-
don namo waa Lord, died on Jan. G
1788, ai?od 107 years,
William Soapor, died 0 November
1804 aged 105 years.
John IliivlH, dli .1 4 March 1849, agod
102 yours.
Mary Ann Lamb, died Octobor 12,
188fl, aged 100 years,
lillzabotli Ilrookfl, died January 10,
1858. aged 100 years.
Nanny VaBgeH, widow, born Juno 19
1758, died October 0 1S50.
Juno IUchards, died Juno 13th, 1875,
ttgod 101 years,
Jano Hray, dlod January 2r>, mil",
agod 100 yours and 0 months.
to joint comniitrtee and independent
chairman, because 99 times, out of a
hundred the decision is given against
them. I know by bitter1' experience
this last forty years that It is so, and
I trust that District IS will cut it out
of any agreement next April, and
keep it out.'   ,. „,     ' '
We miners know that where reduction takes placo In one mine it follows
as certain as night follows day that,
others mines in the same locality will
be clamoring for the same thing, and
God * knows where, it will end.
What with the highor cost of living
aad the gradual lowering of wages.-.ife
for the ayerago working man is not
worth living. If he assorts his manhood and refuses to bow down to the
demlgogues of wealth ho Is crushed
under the iron lioel of capital, but I
for one would rather dio, fighting than
cringing.
With regard" to Mr., Grant's assertion
that thoro has been less fatal nccldonts
In Hillcrest than anywhere else, ln
fact no fatal accident, thero aro perhaps reasons for this, , Hillcrest has
always had a good class of miners, Nova Scotlans and Welshmen In the majority, who aro consldored In conjunction with tho hardy Scots', the
bost miners In tho world, and as to
capital taking wings If not receiving
proper profits, It strikes mo vory forcibly that tho watered stock stylo of
capital flowing Into Canada Is bettor
out, of it, because It only ends In dis-
astor to tho worklngmnn nnyhow.
Places nro puffod up, then he builds
his littlo home, expends all his littlo
savings, then a collapBO and abandon-
mont and ho loavos with his wlfo and
family, ponnlloss,
Ro I trust that our District and National Hoards In conjunction with National and DlHtrlct officers will mako
a dotornilund stand at tho oxplratlon
of tho IlillcroHt ngrooment to demand
a return of tho prosont. roductlon on
pillars, to Its original standard. Thoro
UtiGAlNSI
IT THIS
TIME
Go-Operative Plan Not
Received With Any
Brass Bands.
LONDON, April C—Sir Christopher
1'urnes's plan of operating tho shipyard of Fiii'iiess, Withoy and Co." at
Hartlopool on a co-operatlyo line has
collapsed after a trial of one year.
-Tho employees who accepted copartnership provisionally today voted
against Its continuance.
They 'claim that thoir expectation of
full omploymont. has not boon realized.
The labor leaders also contend thnt
such profit" sharing systems break up
trado unions; with tho principles of
which they are Inconsistent.
Agreed Not to Strike
Sir ChrlBl.ophor'8 plan which rocolvod the cordial support of former promlor llnlfonr ns president of tho labor
cc-oporiitlve association provided that
tho workmen Bhould rocolvo nlno por
per cont Interest annually on tlio
smallest, sums tliey Investod ln tlio
businoss In nddltlon to their regular
wages.
At tlio samo time tlmy agrood never
to striko but to sottlo differences by
a council composed of r-oproBontatlvon
of the miinngoiiK-nt and of tho working forco.
ur.n.iUL'5
.April 10 1910
' The Mission of the Twelve.
9: 35-10; 15: 40-42.    '■
Golden Text.     Freely ye have received, freely give. '    Matthew 10:8.
Verses 35, 36—What is "the gospel
of the kingdom?"
Jesus spent his whole time in caring
for the bodies and souls of the people
—to what extent are men under obligation now to do the same thing?
What proportion of the-, people in
this community are like sheep having
no.shepherd?
Verses 37, 38—Is the harvest today
as plenteous or more plenteous than
in the day of Jesus and what is the
evidence?
Where are-the chief harvest fields
of Christian opportunity today?
- What proportion of the crop is being
lost for the want of harvesters' to gather it in? . 7 *
,  How can we best increase the num.'
.bgr_cf the h?.i**/?gt?rg? 	
(This question must be'-answered in
writing by.members of the Club.)
Verse 1—What is the difference,between the power given to the original
12 apostles arid that given to ministers
,or other godly men*;today?
The original twelve apostles had power, (1) To preach the gospel of the
kingdom; (2) To remlt'sins; (3) To
cast out devils; (4) To'cure all manner of diseases; (5) To_ raise the
dead.. (Verse 8.) How much of tho
power Is still in the church and what
power ought tho church to have more
than sho possesses? ■
.Verses 2-4—What significance ,is
there. If any, In tho fact that Jesus
selected apostles to the number of
twelvo?
What was tlie occupation, or business Individuality, of the twelve apostles at the time of their calling?
Did Jesus know tho future of each
of tho apostles at tho tlmo ho called
them?
Vorses 5-8—From this'story would
you judgo that Jesus loved tho Gentiles less than he did tho Jews, and If
not wh,y did ho forbid the apostles
going to thom?
Vorsos l), 10—Is there any reason
to bollovo that Josus did not moan the
Instructions about taking no money,
when going on a missionary tour to be
porniiinent? • (Seo Lulco 22: 35,30.)
Why should not. missionaries today
adopt tho Instructions of Jesus as given hero to not provide for thely maintenance In advance?
Vorsos il-M—To what extent aro
the Instructions for tho apostles to bit.,
let thomBolvos upon thoso that, were
worthy, nnd not to hire tliolr board,
appllcnblo to ministers and missionaries todny?
What sin, or crlnio aro those guilty
of, who rofiiHO to hoar God's messengers?
Vorso 15—What punishment docs
(Iod rondor to tho Individual, tlio city,
or tho country which rejects tho men-
sago of God, and how does lie Inflict
It?
\ .rsos 10-11—-Why may wo bo suro
If wo touch tlio gnspi-I of the kingdom
that hoiiio will certainly receive our
message?
If wo rocolvo n followor of Ji-mib
wo rocolvo Ji'biih hlmsolf, nnd that Is
counted to us iik receiving God, ho
Ji'.hiib Htak'B horn; now whnt follnwH
from this or what does It Imply? ,
What Ib tlin rownrd of n prophot,
nntl dint of it rlghlooiis mnn, bmli of
which wo mn.v f-,**poet lo rocolvo If wn
ontortnln tlio seiviuitH of God and ro-
rnlvrt tlu-lv momni'd'
Vorso 12—Whnt. Is tho reward of n
»milo, a kind word, or n uunuroim utt
to a child, prompiod by u loving heart
(n which Jf'-mm «lw _l«?
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them to be instructed wholly by God's
Spirit? ,
In'the case of*preaching or prayer,
or testimony, does God propose for us
just to "open our mouths and he will
fill them," or that we should be as
thoroughly and humanly prepared as
if there were no God?
Does thorough preparation for Christian work show lack of faith, or strong
faith in God? Why?
Verses 2, 3—Why, did John ask this
question as to whether Jesus was the
Christ?
\> hht if-any re.is'r. is thorn in believe that John was now' wrestling
with doubt, as to the truth of what he
had-been! preaching concerning Jesus?
What *would you say concerning' a
man of God teaching spiritual truth,
in' one period, which he knew to be
true, and subsequently having grave
doubts of the very truth of which he
*h~aa~'Dee"n~"s~o .mre?    ~    "~    :   "
Does,any kind of'doubt on the part
of a holy man, necessarily imply sin,
or show 'weakness?
Is doubt a necessary part of God's
training or not, for men of strong character aiid important work?
Verse 4—Why is a-man bowed down
with sorrow and crushed with disappointment, not in a condition to properly weigh evidence of spiritual
truth?   ,    ■'
Jesus said "Go and show John again
those things, etc."; is evidence of
spiritual truth made more forceful by
being ropeated on different occasions,
nnd whether or not, why was It necessary to repeat to John whnt ho had
already heard?
' Why would ft not be a blessing to
tho peoplo if a minister repeated his
most effectual sermons?
Verses 5, 6—Jesus laid stress in that
day upon his miracles, coupled with
the fact that he preached the gospel to
the poor, ao the proof of his Messiah-
ship, but what is the supreme or chief
proof today? '
(This question must be answered In
writing by members of tlio Club.)
Evon suppose tho miracles ot Jesus
should provo to bo historical myths,
would that detract iu uny respect from
tho grandeur of his charncti-r or the
greatness of his work?
Vorsos 7, 8—What Influence's cnus-
od John to Ilvo Bueh n plain or rigorous lifo?     (Seo Mntthow 3:1 oi sen,.)
Tnko for example two mon, ono do-
von I, tho othor godless, ono living In
a richly furnished homo and dressing
iu good clothes, tho other living in n
plain homo and wearing itnarso nppnr-
cl, which of lho two Is moro llkoly to
bo tlio godloHB man and why?
Whnt wns tho difference iu Dw mndo
of tho lifo of Johiih and thai of John
tho llnpilst?
Vorsos !i-1l—What woro tlm minimum qunlltloH DHHontlnl to bolng h prophet, nnd In whnt particulars did .lolni
(.'Xt'COll   IllOKII?
In what did lho grontuosH of John
the lUiptlM M'l.hlbt, from Dw Maud*
point of .li'siiia? ,
Verses I2-1C—Whnt Is rolkloiiH violence nud wlml Is tho nniuro of lho
force which oiipturoii tho kingdom ot
li on ven?
VorsoH lfi-l'.i—Whut intiHid then! to
••(Wi' i,f v.'lilMi li, ,1'-!ii' iln;-' :i1 (i d;'
' noiiiifoil?
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Tho QiicHtl'in of John Hut I)ii|-tl»t.
Mntt. 11: 1 .!>.
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1 Imvi' \n Kt.iit'-r ilinn tliH* of .lolni;
for th'.' worJm wlikli Dw _ atlir-r Imtli
Klvcn mi' Jn ari-iimplinh. the vi-ry work
that I ilo, lioar wit now of mo that tho
Father Italh M-r.l tu-".     John 5-?.C.
Ww \—J(-e\i% •ipnearucl to have
tuken Kit-nt imlnti to Instruct M» 1"
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TELEPHONE NO. 48
POST OFFICE BOX NO. 5
LABOR AND ITS FOES
0
During the session of the Convention at Lethbridge
of the U. M. W. A. Delegate John Harrington of Fernie
l^ocal called attention to the circulation of reports in
the Press that the Dominion Government* had been approached with .a view-to the inclusion of trade unions
and kindred organizations in the Combine Law, whereup-'
on the following communications passed between Lethbridge and Ottawa:
Lethbridge, Alta.) Feb. 28, 1910
Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Ottawa:
We, the delegates of District 18, U. M. W. of A., in
. Convention assembled, representing upwards of five
thousand men,* and believing from press reports that
your government has been approached to place Labor
Unions and kindred organizations within the scope of the
Combine Law, emphatically protest against any such
attempt to tie Labor hand and feet, and we "take this opportunity of warning your government that any such action, taking from us the legitimate right to protect ourselves can only result in our acting illegitimately, for
protect ourselves we" must, and we must do so collectively. We therefore'ask that your government will not
consider such an unheard of precedent under any shape
form or heading.   ■ ,
W. B. Powell, President
The following reply was received:
Ottawa, March 1 1910
W. B. Powell, President District 18. U. M. W. of A.,
,  Lethbridge: ,    * .
In 'ianswer ,to your telegram of yesterday I have   to
vsay that I am not aware that the Government has been
approached to'place Labor Unions and kindred organizations within the scope pf the Combine law.     If such a
request was made to us, it would be our duty to invite
"the opinion .6T*all .SBor-organizations"oir"ihe~samepand-
carefully consider the question from' all points of view,-
,, with the hope of obtaining for its solution the co-operation of_all.law^biding citizens.
 "-";-,...*      ■.-■'/ Wilfrid Laurier
That there was a,movement on foot of this kind is
now 'conclusively/shown-by the issuance of the following
"circular by the executive council Trades and Labor Congress of Canada:
Fellow Workers: The most wicked attack on trade
unions yet made in Canada has come from Senator Bol-
court, who, by*a Bill (C.C.C.) introduced in the Senate
nnd read a first time on March 17th, 1010, proposes to
place trade unions In the category of Illegal associations.
By S. -196 of the Criminal Code, a conspiracy in re-,
stralnt of trado is defined as an agreement between
two or more persons to do or procure to be done, any
unlawful act in restraint of trado.
But for a saving section (No. 497) that would reach
trade unions.     S. 497 provides that:
"The purposes of a trade union are not, by reason
merely that they are in restraint of trade, unlawful within the meaning of S. 496,"
Senator Bolcourt's Bill hy S. 1 proposes to amend the
Having section 197 by adding after tho word "union" (he
wordB "whose members are British subjects." Tho section would then road:
'The purposes of a trade union whose Member8 are
British Subjects, are not, by reason merely that they are
In restraint of trade, within tho meaning of 8. 496,"
If that becomes law, every trndo unionist ln Canada
practically hecomuB Riillly of conspiracy In restraint of
trado, S. 490, becauso there Is hiirdly one Iocnl union In
Canndn whose inonibnrs aro ALL British subjects.
This would moan lho Instant illimiptlon of overy
Initio union In Canailn.
You might hnvo nvnibora In your 0rKi1nl7.nlInn who
lmvo lived iwro DO years and nro cltlzoim In every souse
of tho word; but becauso thoy nro not nnturiillzud Sen-
alor Ilolcoiirt would make criminals out ot. tlicin,
Parry and Van Clc-nvo, tho Amorlcnn would-bo union
IniHli'i'H, ji-i»Vfti*"tliotii{lit of going ho far as Senator Uolcntiit
proposes lo go. Senator McMulli'ii's Hills In iinsl. w.-hh-
Iohh Io pxcIuiIu (ntornntlonnl Offlrr-rH from Cunndii wnro
child's play to Iho *iroKt-ut one,
A Hoconil Ht'ction of Ki'iintor llolrotirt'H IIIII nmnnrfi*
In 11 Hlmllnr wny tlio sci'lldn of tho Code dealing with
ugriHuiuMitw:
(a) to unduly limit fnellltlen for transporting, manufacturing, supplying, storing or dealing In any article of trade or commerce, etc.
*jm,(„ -m,-*,,-*!,!  r.n..ni. .,  MrH'n nr nPTP',-mi**n(   nn  n  mil-
txiA,., i.iU.-:; ar >. 3.', fit J.i *•'■.
If you doBlro to mako any ifpiuHi'iilfitlon to purlin-
mont on this mailer, you liml bottc-r do so at once, by
sending your resolution to Hlr Wilfrid Laurier, Hon. It.
I..   I.'w. i   '.'.,  ."-',', '?'."  ?'  M'"  O-nnriflHon   ...1,1   1c  (Vf.  MlMllbfr
and Senator for your district.
The Bill Is down for Its -Micohil rcndlnK on Thursday,
April 7. So Immediate nation on yonr pnrt Im Imperative ln thin can-".
Yours, fraternally,
WM. GLOCKLING
GUCTAVC FRANCO
P. M. DRAPER
KniTutlve rouncll Traded and
Labor CoiiBrft«iu of Canndn.
Trill** \ubor nawhit.T dtyxw.tni must hav*-- certainly
ta;u*» Ufcut vtry ciufnlty ■-on*-,-Mit.'.T from thr- Onx-fronwrtt
rcprftiiAntatlvpii a* then» Ik only thc briot pf-rlod of   17
day* between thu reply of Sir Wilfrid nml Dw it'tiilln*** of
the Bill in the Senate for,the first time on St. Patrick's
day, and if the doings of that august body, of which a
large portion comprises an appreciable" number of- political derelicts, are so exceedingly secretive ,,in their actions* that the people's representatives at Ottawa do not
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know "as much of their machinations as do the delegates
to a western labor convention, there is but one conclusion
to arrive at, that it is high time. that the wot kers of
f'anada should take sueh steps as will result in tho relegation- of the units in the Senate to the Old Man's Home
of the Province from which they come, and replacement
in the, Lower House of those who will look after the interests of the producing class more closely than the present incumbents, whose devotions at the shrine of Mor-
pheus are so fervid, otherwise they would at least have
some twinkling of sueh proposed measures as the union
busting project of Senator Belcourt 17 days prior to its
introduction.
Taking it for granted that Premier Laurier is in earnest when he states 'It would be our duty to invite the
opinion of all labor organizations on the same," that we
are acting charitably in assuming that it is ignorance and
.not ignoring that has prevented him from squaring performance with promise by asking for an opinion from the
members of the different crafts relative to S. 496 of the
Criminal Code. Organized labor throughout' the country is however, not afflicted with the somnolency that
evidently has the Premier in its grasp and the following
energetic wire from Vancouver is bnlyione of many rhetorical samples of such dynamic force that even   the
Seven SLeepers would be aroused from their slumbers
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deep:
"Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Premier of Canada:—Officers
and representatives of 8000 members of the fnternational
labor unions of Vancouver, emphatically protest against
Belcourt's proposed amendments to the criminal code.s
.We demand the same internationalism for labor as is
now enjoyed by capitalists. We refuse to be legislatively branded as, criminals and will not tolerate the destruction of our union. Answer. Pettipiece, secretary
Trades and Labor council, Vancouver."
"R. L. Borden, Leader, of the Conservative party, Ottawa: Representatives of 8000, Vancouver unionists unanimously condemn Senator Belcourt's proposed amendment to criminal code as a perilous attempt to legislate
unions out of existence. Cowan ^s pledged to oppose the
bill'and'suggested securing your assistance, Answer.",
Again the recognition that it* would be a duty to
"carefully consider the question from all points of view,
"with the* hope of obtaining for its solution the co-operat-
ion of all law-abiding citizens," necessarily carries with
it the assumption that the gentleman in question has
either beien remiss .in his duty or else he has,changed
Tfiis- opinion-aS-^to~ietCTpretationr"oth"erwiseraiiistead—of-
being bombarded he would be the bombardier.        ^ ,
The second reading is scheduled for the 7th, and we
shall by;our next issue be able to inform the, public, what,
was done on that date;-in the meantime we would strongly urge upon* the workers' organizations in this town to
follow the example of their .Vancouver comrades; * and
send in energetic protests .to Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Hon. R.
L. Borden and A." S. Goodeve, Esq., regarding this direct
attack against bodies whose existence would be; entirely
annihilated. If the attempt becomes law.
Whilst protests and resolutions havo a measure of
valuo thoy are of a purely transient character, and would
recommend the study of economics that men of all occupations may better understand .that the bottom cause of
ull thoir troubles lies In tho methods at present in vogue
precluding the possibility of anything more than a temporary truce between the two constituent elements of
socloty which must continue "absolutely irreconcilable,
Just' so long as creators of,surplus values are willing to
quarrel ovor (he distribution of crumbs and remaining
blind' to tho Justness of thoir claim to the ownership of
tho entire bakery;
CITY BAND
Sunday, last, a special committee
consisting of "Mayor Herchmer, J*.v'R:;
Pollock and J. B. Turney met/.-ihe
members of the City Band in the,low-,
er part of the Henderson block,-each.
speaking on the importance of rendering all possible assistance to this organization, whose members have determined to leave.no stone unturned in'
their efforts to establish a musical aggregation that will compare favorably
with those of the1 larger centres. * ,!'
Mayor Herchmer said that he would
endeavor through the council to enlist
the support of the community, as he
considered that they were worthy of-
encouragement and felt sure that they
would be .accorded it providing that
they would.do their part to furnish
good music from time to time.
Mr. Pollock will urge the Board of
Trade to cooperate with the city council to ,the same end. ,    •
Mr. J. B. Turney stated that as far
as practicable he would use every effort whereby the members who 'were
in the employ of the Coal Company
could attend practice regularly, and to
effect this that'any who were members
of the band would be on the same
shift. . "
The whole band have expressed
their willingness.; to do all in their
power by constant practice, furnishing
music for the citizens from time to'
time, to create a good impression of
their actions, and- will /make known
some of their plans that are already
outlined after tlie meeting next-Sunday at the same time and place, as tlie
one referred to when they will hear
the reports of the gentlemen mentioned.         '             ■" *       " '
Later the principals in this oiie act
play repaired to the ranch pf another
dweller in the same valley and there
destroyed quite a goodly quantity of
the same forbidden flesh by throwing
it in the canal (i.e. the alimentary can-
:al) but the'remainder Is'still, in evidence, and the question that presents
itself to. the (party to the first transaction: If a'small breach of the code'
is punishable at what stage does one
become immune from the clutches of
the guardian of the fish, flesh and
fowl preserves of the district?
•'     . r_ Puzzled One.
(Ed.—Give us something easy:. The
weight of Halley's comet; <> how to
climb upstairs with a jag on without
.awaking the baby, or the right ,age
of Ann.)
PUZZLES
HEALTH   NOTICE       *
You are hereby   , notified that according to By-law No. 69 of the   By-
Laws bf the City of Fernie, all rubbish,
or noxious,' offesive or unwholesome
matter or substance or anything that
may endanger public health that may
be upon your lane, byway, vacant lot
or premises must be removed before
April 15, 1910.
If not, you will be prosecuted.
R. N. Clerke
, Chief of Police
The Finest Flavoured Tea
"I SALADA" is hill-grown tea—grown oh plantations high up on tlie hills in the Island of Ceylon.
The leaf is small and tender with a rich, full flavour.-
•—"is always ot unvarying good quality,.   Will you be content with   common   tea   when  you   can get "SALADA"?
«—- BlsEckj, Mixed and Natural Green, 40c, 50e, 60c and 70c per }b. •^—
\ DR. J. BARBER, DENTIST
Office Henderson Block, Pernie B.C.
' , Hours 9 to 1; 2 to 5; 6 to 8.
Residence 21 Viotoria Ave.
Years ago iri the province of British
Columbia when the game laws were
first introduced/a sportsman was discovered by an officer of the law with
some birds that were not yet "in season.- ; "
The officer very leniently dealt with
the offender by confiscating the fowl
and taking them home,' had .tbem
cooked and served for the evening
meal, thereby complying with regulations and effectively removing any
trace of the misdemeanor.
History repeats itself. Within the
radius of less than a thousand miles
from Sparwood,"and not more than a
month ago the game regulations were
ignored to the disgust of one who
had an over • fondness for venison,
which came "high" in more senses
than one because of his wrong doing
being discovered;    ;
THE SALVATION ARMY AND ITS IMMIGRATION
DEPARTMENT
Criticism Is oft resented because of an orronoous Idea
provalllng In tho minds of tho supporters of n given
Institution that It is an attack of a moro or lossporsonal
character.
Wo nro uolng to quote from a Fsnureo that, we tleom
sufficiently authoritative to justify reproduction, yet If
any of our rcmlors feel thnt thoro Is any lniH-utatoinout
of fact tlioy aro at perfect .Iborly to wrlto uh nnd bo nfl-
Hiirpil of overy courtesy, bearing In mind howovor that
wo don't ii«k for nn oxproHslon of a purt-ona! opinion, but
-H coiii'IiihIvo refutation of nny nrguiucntH advanced and
UiIh without. Iilus.
In ilie United Kingdom tlio Army Ih iliHtrlbiillng
lu'oiulniHt tho "I'lmU-rnitlon flazotlo"; on pages 10 nnd 11
wi* I'l-iid tin' I'ollowlim:
"SucliillHiu Is not provnloui In Western Canndn, be-
1'iiiiKu tho Individual Iiiih too good 11 chance for (icc-iilrlni;
propiM'iy for himself,"
•Vow wo would ask imy thoughtful ponton, without
re-Kuril to llii'lr i'1'llglotif* or political beliefs If thin Is not ri
ili'pnrl 1110 from tlio exist Iiir fnctft. Wo adduce ub In-
I'ontrovurtllilo proof of tlio ncntrney of our content Ion,
ihal Ihem nro two Sni'lnlliit. roproHotilnllvou In llm 11, C.
Li'irMntlvni Aflflpmlily, .1. II. Hnwthornwnlto (N'nrmimo);
T'iivV-t Willinm* (Lndycmltlil, nnd In nddltlon to thono
thoro won- 17 cnndldntOH In Iho field, anion***; whom was
D\o worh-MrA' Etnndard bonror for this constituency, ,lno.
HarrliiKion, The Increase of tho voto throughout the
nrnvlnr-p wns notnblp. In Albertn Dw Kooky Mountain
dlvlblon la rcprci-cntcd by Charles O'Drieu, ns brilliant
a "rod" tm over addressed a public guthcrlng. In Win-
nlpoK tho HoolulfHt enndldnto polled ono eighth of tho
totnl vol 11 In 11 triangular fight.
All Uio prong reports nbout Chrlritmne tlmo praised
llio Hiilvntlou army for thoir pxcpIIpw nn«thoil« ot weed-
Inr mil Hie unworthy In their distribution of hamper**.
Di'uplH' tlii'Ki- Known facts their iiK'nti* lmvo thu i-ffroni-
•<ry 10 hfaii- thnt "poverty Is connplruounly absent," nnd
by so iloliu; incur tho risk of still fuiUi-'r Intensifying Dw
lot nf ilinx.- ihey nro Inducing (0 com*' tu this country.
Tbo romllMrtn* In Kuropo mn«t compel Immigration
'without wmimo to ftuch tlulilmm n.i-tlKxj* an Dwhv out-
JIiimI by UiIh oHtt'imlbJy charitable, hilt In reality comtner-
di,}, In.it I union.
FORjSALE
At a Bargain
Kings Hotel
Temporary Building
No Reasonable  Offer
,   Refused
Apply to o
WM. A. MILLS
FERNIE B.C.
DR. WRIGLESWORTH,  D.
DENTIST.
D. S.
Offic**): Johnson-Faulkner Block! ,
Hours 9-12; 1-5;  6.'30-7.30.  Phone 72
rernie
B. C.
W.  R.   ROSS K.C.
Barrister   and Solicitor    .
Fernie, B. C. Canada.
L. P. Eckstein
D. E.'McTaggart
ECKSTEIN & McTAGGART
BARRISTERS, SOLICITORS/ETC.
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FERNIE,  B.C.
First Class Accommodation for Travellers
MRS. S. JENNINGS, PROPRIETRESS
,Hot and Cold Water »    L. A. Mills, Manager
I FIELD & GARDEN SEEDS
I We have a full stock of tbe following       r°'
Clover, Timothy, tAlfalfa, Red Top, Brome
Grass. Garden & Field Seeds in both buik
and package. Write or call for prices.
We carry also, Hardware,*, Harness, Carriages and
Implement's.     .
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F. C. Lawe
Alex, h Fisher
LAWE & FISHER
ATTORNEYS
Fernie, B. C.
W. A. CONNELL
Pioneer Builder and Contractor of
Fernie
ESTIMATES FURNISHED
MHE DEPOT
Restaurant
Just around the corner
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Bar supplied with  tho  best Wines,
Liquors and Cigars
DINING ROOM  IN CONNECTION
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5  Painters
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Only First Class men
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wages paid.
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Box 60
Fernie, B. C.
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Bubble
what wo avo chnrftlng for some
proportion compared to whnt thoy
arc worth, ,
Real Estate Will
Be Higher
nml you enn't cstlmnto nrtiml vnl-
m-a liy our low down ]irit:i.ii. You'iu
on the rond to Wenlthvlllo when
df'filln-**; with us,
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Tlio time to correct, mis
takes is before tliey can happen. It
would he a grave mistake to plant your
garden with second class seeds.
Simmer's Seeds
are dependable because they are proven
Buy Simmer's Seeds for your garden
this spring. Wu have them for thc
flower and vegetable garden, and the
Lawn.    A large variety in stock.
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DISTRICT
The Official Organ of District No., 18, U. M. W.   of A.
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Fernie, B. C, April 9th,   19IO
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The stork -had a very busy lime up
here last week end as the following
additions will show:
Born at Coal Creek on Saturday, April 2nd to Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Fairclough a fine son.
To Mr. and Mrs. John McOourt, on
April 2nd.a   daughter.'   .
To'. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Puckey on
Sunday, April 3rd a daughter.,
To Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Powell on
Sunday, April 3rd, a daughter.
■ Mrs. J.. Langdon-was called away to
the coast on "Tuesday, evening to her
daughter, Ad-die, who was taken ser-
'' iously ill at Nanaimo.
. *-   James Carr arrived back, in ' camp
last Saturday from Cumberland, Brit-
<-   ish Columbia. , ,
, Miss Jennie Arbuckle, was up from
,    Jaffray visiting her parents Tuesday
" and Wednesday.
Mr, and Mrs. James Mathison and
> Miss E. McCliment left here last Sat-
.    urday morning for the coast district,
where they intend to reside in the future.   ,
R61s«rt Tucker and Wm. Sprouts
left on the first of this month to take
up their homestead . duties in the
Peace River district.
The quarterly meeting of the Club
was held in the club hall on Sunday
evening. There was a fairly good attendance. The balance shows.a very
small surplus at present, but what
was very favorable,, it showed *, that
every cent had been-spent'to the best
advantage, and none was wasted. The
new board of management are doing
their utmost to "make the club a second home for the members-„iio attend, and thev should have the help
and support of every onie, and let the
public at large see that-the men of
Coal Creek can run a club,.decent,and.
respectable, not.the same as"certain
reports that were sent to Victoria
would, make people believe. ' When*
it comes to, a final point:1 thoy- .-will
havo no proof to show. «A petition is
going around the camp at present as
a test to see how many of the male
population are in favor of the renewal
of tho club license, ItMa, hoped that
every honest minded man will sign it
and show this provincial govornment
that It is to tho public interest of Coal
Creek this license should bo granted.
Maurice Campbell took a trip down
to Belleyuo and Hillcrest last week
ond.
The football club Intend holding a
grand smoking concert in the club hall
oil Saturday night, tho 23rd. Tho commltteo aro arranging a good program
and the league cup will bo publicly
presented to last season's winning
tonm, so root, boost nnd turn up ancl
havo a roal good tlmo with tho champions. Tlukots are soiling now at GOo
onch.
J. W, Bonnott nnd Dr. Corsan havo
boen appointed trustees for tlio child
Lawloy's benefit fund.
Willinm nichnnlson, wlfo nnd family movod down to Fornio last Monday to a fino now house thoy hnvo had
. built for thom In .ho Fornio Annox
. nildltlon,
Mi'H. Frank Wllllnms of Coloman
was visiting her son Robert and iho
wlfo last Thursday woolc,
Davo Martin wnB laid lip for two
dayn this wook with nn attack of la
grippe.
Tom CoRhiln roturned from Mlchol
last Biitur-lny; no plnco llko this for
Tom you know.
Tho commltteo In chavgo of tho
Lawley lionc-fll lmvo turnuil ovor tho
sum of $140.70 to tho truatooo, Dr.
DoukIiih Coi'unn and J. W, lloiinolt of
Tho Lodger. Wo undorHtand thnt
thoy export lo rocolvo a fow more con-
trlhiitlont* und that It Ih thoir I nt tuition an hooii nn prnrtlc'nblo to tako n
I'lmt. of thu boy'ji riiUbliiR limb In order
to lmvo ti peg kg adjusted and nlso
hnvo n Rpoclal nhoo mndo for tho othor
„ foot.
Andrew W, Uiixter, who la a pupil
of \V .WIlllnniHon, iirndtialo of tlio
Royal School of Mlnos, London, Eng.,
IIKL'IIIIH upvlllllK lilKIH viui.t>.;» il) tliv
tn:M' tuitiw trhi'ii lar n*J3J A-ln.1 iJJiU'U.
lftloii lu all of the. various uubji-ctu appertaining lo mining, mochnnlcnl, olcc
trlcnl, fltonm onglnoorlng, ntr-. lio
hns already nr-curcd a goodly numbor
111   l)«UU|t, Vi*V>.   'Ilk.'.*   k.J.1*v  Aip,l4.lViV-i   kM'.t*.
wllllngriosa to become mombors, At
proRont Mr. James Btownrt will bo
ploimoil to glvo nny Information bearing on the matter. Mr. Baxter expectb
to be In (own again hoforo long as ho
In nr present making preparations
looking to the cutnblUhment of theso
t-intmitti ni r.thpr   points    nlonu    tho
Mrs. Allee Bough, of Conl Creek.
aged '.It, died in the Jjoipltnl (liln wct-k.
Her rimaln* wilt bn Interred in the
F**ml-   ir«»metery °b 8*turday   atter-
noon al ,1.
Now tbat the p6at officii has changed
hands, it' is to be hoped that the post
mistress, Mrs., Dooley, when she gets
into' the run of the business, will not
have so many complaints as there havo
been in the past few months.
Miss S. Lowe resigned lio rposftion
as cashier for the Trites-Wood Co. at
the end of the month.
A digger in'No. 5 named Mike Med-
wicke got the big toe of his right' foot
broken last Saturday night by a post
falling on it while working in No. 47
Incline. >
A driver named John MIcheloke got
his left foot crushed with a car in
old No. 1 mine, on Wednesday morn-
lne-. •    7       '. '.'.-■.
Jim McGechie, Jack Ch-estney and
Jack Mitchell-were up,here from
Frank on Wednesday shaking hands
with old acquaintances.
Dr. Corsan was unable to attend the
first* aid class'up here last'Tuesday
evening. Dr.' Workman refreshed the
minds of the class on how to put the
bandages on for the different fractures of the limbs, as well as fractured
jaw, lockjaw, fractured skull and fractured knee cap, etc.
"John Hughes, who'left'here twelve
months ago'to go to Toronto College
to study for the ministry, paid a visit
to his numerous friends up here last
week.,s He occupied the pulpit in the
Presbyterian church on Sunday and
delivered a, very strong sermon to<,a
large' congregation., He left for * Vancouver this week. *
.. Mrs. T. Biggs and Mrs. Wm. Lancaster were up here on'Wednesday,visiting Mrs. Powell.
Wilfred Bridge, pulled but'last Friday for a trip to ;_je'coast.
Mrs. Langdon's daughter Alice, Mrs.
Tippet, passed away on Wednesday
morning. She was very well known
up here by-a good many and will be
sa7diy'Tmiprd~birffienas""affd"Telationsr
[We sympathize • with Mr.* -and Mrs.
Langdon' in their sad bereavement.
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MICHEL
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Andy. Cameron, hoistman in No..:8,
has left for Cape Breton, N. S.
, No. 8 mine was practically out of
commission on Friday afternoon owing to a Slavonian christening and a
wedding being celebrated.
Charles Garner, who has received a
well.earned promotion to the duties
of International Board Member, transferred all the necessary documents to
his successor, Mr. Maurice. Burrell.
Easter, Spring, and, another liquid
ingredient Is a concoction which' latterly has produced a combative torn-
poraraont among some of Michel's citizens, but "Oh, what a difference in
tho morning,"
Tho sanitary conditions ln this camp
aro simply disgraceful and a menaco
lo the community. Tho company ro-
coiveR a dollar a month from oach
householder ostensibly for sanitary
purposes, and for that lt should be expended, then thoro would not bo so
much refuse and filthy mattor accumulating In and around tho butliousos
and tho backynrds, and the occupants
also should and would co-oporato to
koop things ln bottor ordor.
Correspondence
Editor Lodger;
Sir: For some timo past thoro has
boon a growing dissatisfaction among
the miners of this cnni|- on account of
tho weigh scales on tho tipple, nnd as
I hnvu not noun any mention of this In
tho notes from this placo would ask
tho prlvllogo of a littlo spaco bo as to
lirliig tho mailer to thu notico of tho
publio,
Whon tho cars aro on tho cnrrlor,
hoiiio of thom rub uplimt tho Hides
and by thin net It ilooo not allow tho
weight to ho proporly roglBtorod, and
of courtio any Hhortuno menim bo much
Iohh to thc mnn who mined it,
Thon there Ib nnotlior ronHon thnt
we are kicking and that Ir that tho
vibration Ib ho great. Hint tho weighing boam jumps hnckwnrd nnd forward
ho much that it Ih prnctlcnlly Impossible to get a correct rending nnd ho
tho welghmnn hnH to put down nn average, which may or may not bo dot-
rllV.C.tr.l   to   i\\n   Iv.tofpnfn   of  t,\\r.   rrixx.
trnet minor, Rtlll It lo not rfirrer-t,
and bo ntirclit. to bo romndlod.
Thoro nre othor cauiiOR for dissatisfaction Riich an tho Iobb of coal between the nmount londed nt tho fnco
onil tXir, omnunt Mint Ib wnlfhed be-
Ing dlfforont caused hy thc coal falling
off.
Thanking you for putting this In nnd
hoping that It mny ho tho moans of
Netting something done to mond matter*, I am, yourH truly,
A Contract Minor
our, worthy,president, who along with
the district officers were negotiating
a new agreement at Frank,, Bro. L.'
Moore took the chair, and in his opening remarks, said that he .was "sure
that everyone was proudthat they had
got such a compact and. convenient
hall of their own, and hoped to see it
full up at our regular weekly meeting. As there was a long programme
the chairman said he would refrain
from speech making, but would call on
Mr. W. Symonds, president ot the
Trades and Labor council, to address
them.   ,        *•
Bro. Symonds in an eloquent and instructive address showed that from
the time of the children of Israel up to
the present day the working class had
been trying from ,time to time to bring
about an economic system, or in other
words uniting together trying to get
a fair recompense out of their work,
He wished them every success in their
new home.
Programme
The Miners band .opened it with the
rendering of Harmony waltz.
I may say that this band-Is only in
its infancy, only being together for
some six months,' and if they keep together, judging their improvement in
that time, they have a great future
ahead of them.   ' •"
Bro. Jno. Naysmith sang "The Boys
of the Old Brigade."
-' M.r John Baudas' orchestra gave a
selection.
Mr'. Pete Oram sang "Old Friends in
Need," -which, brought forth an encore.   .        . ,
Bro. John Naismith, gave a violin
•solo.
Messrs. Peacock and Foster duet on
violin and concertina which was much
appreciated.,*
Mr. Armstrong sang "Come back to
Erin" in fine style. *   .
Mr. A. Baur gave a fine exhibition
on the dulcimer.    -
Mr. Ross gave a fine selection on the
accordeon. -
*  Mr. Jack'Foster gave an Imitation
of Bow Bells, on Concertina.
This was a masterpiece and called
forth'a hearty encore.   ' ~*=S7:
The' chairman thanked all those who
-ha'd-^partlcipatedi-in^thc-progranime-,-
on behalf of Local 574, and was sure
that all had enjoyed the entertainment.
He expressed the wish that they might
have many such e'veninb's together in
the future. ,.■-*....   '.  .„
The gathering closed with the singing of the National Anthem .
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sible, but despite the physicians skill
and nursing he passed away next day
at four o'clock. .
His wife and family were at the
bedside when the - end came. His
death is deeply regretted by all who
knew him. .
FROM WALDO
HILLCREST
Glad to be able to report that Billy
McLean is once again on his feet after
his long illness.
Tom Bradley from Bankhead who is
woll and favorably known throughout
the Pass hns decided to take up his
abode in this village,
Charlie Schroeder and Teddy Clough
having become ..tired of sea, breezes,
recently returned to tho gentle zephyr
country, and their present P. 0, Is Hillcrest mines.
Wo had tho pleasure of greeting Adam Patterson, of Coleman hero qn
Wednesday. Como again Adam, you
are always welcome.
No doubt you havo all hoard that
tlmo worn ballad "Who threw tho overalls In Mrs. Murphy's Chowder?" also
tho touching song "Who lilt Billy Patterson ?" but wo havo all this stnmp
of music and melody faded way bnck
Into'tho jungle nnd tho latest ragtlmo
which might havo boon a jag tlmo, is
"Who swiped two kogs of .Lethhrldgo
Lager?" Lot mo tell you tlie Btory.
Two hoys, nnrnos unknown, decided
lo eelobrnto hero Inst week, but fearing thnt If thoy took tho two concentrated iiK.suiK'0 of jag homu right
nwny, It would porhaps ovnpornlo,
so cached them until darkness fell and
then lolled thom homo, to find that,
tho content* had undergone a chemical action as the puro fluid of Adam
trickled out nnd now they aro on tho
wator wagon, but woo hotldo tlio mnn
who guzzled tlio suds if lie's discovered with tho goads   In hlm I
Our Hccrelury nnd hoard member,
John 0, Jones, hoo boon over at Frank
for a couplo of ilnyii nHRlntlng the DlHtrlct Officers In tho matter of tlio
Frank dlBputo,
H. IT. Ross of the Ross-Saskatoon
Lumber company paid this educational
emporium a friendly visit on Wednesday last. With great reluctance he
related the facts in connection with a
little episode that happened down on
the farm. It appears a, few nights
ago he went into the barn and mistook a sack of sawdust for a sack of
bran.which he fed to the muley cow
and next morning upon attempting to
extract the lacteal fluid from the animal he got his hand so full of slivers
tliat to look upon It would have made
a porcupine sick with jealousy.
A very enjoyable surprise party took
place at Waldo Hall on Monday last ln
honor of Mr. and Mrs.. Dunn, who
have gone to Wisconsin and Messrs.
Freel and Lewis, on the occasion of
their departure for,c,Saskatoon. There
were some 50 couples present and the
giddy whirl was indulged in until after 1 o'clock, when the revelry ended.
I Everybody expressed themselves as
well pleased with the evening's entertainment.
The mill is assuming its wonted activity, operations having been commenced on the 24th of March, and
with Andrew Johnson once again in
charge •■ as foreman and Art Burcard
an expert sawyer Looking after the
slicing process, there is every reason
to expect/hat there will be big cuts
made every day.
A. new Shay en-ginee is now busily
chugging ,away pulling 12 logging cars
over four miles of thirty pound steel
rails. Geo. Rowley occupies the right
side of the cab,. D. S. Currie, the noted and talented player Is once again
to the fore and is. pressing firmly on
the heavy pedal, but says he likes the
accompaniment that sounds like "a
million feet" of No. 1." :,
Not much fear of idle time this season as the orders are both heavy aDd
Tiumerou'srprincipaiijrirom'the'prairie'
provinces of Alberta "and Saskatchewan.
, The Ross-Saskatoon gasoline launches are now, plying the .Kootenay river, and, all guests will he made welcome to a ride. ' v.(
Mr. Craven of theO.S. Good Lumber company of Spokane, who has
been grading at Waldoand Baynes,
had the misfortune to fall and break
his leg recently,"when stepping ovor a
log. Dr. Sanders was ■ called by
phone to Pugh and Livingston's, and
rendered him the necessary surgical
assistance.
stack, commenced to' pull faces at our
bull pup and then tried to borrow a
quarter.
The Sunday excursions should soon
commence from Hosmer, Michel, Tri-
wood and Fernie, and our heart still
bends to our old college friends, and
if you can't get in. the front come
round to the back and we'll make you
as welcome as the big red apples on
the trees in the fall,
A delegation of bank presidents of
Fernie, Winnipeg and Brandon were
Elko visitors last week.
Don't think because we live in Elko
and have a few hayseeds in our hair
and corns on our feet from following
the plow wo are an. easy mark.
Worms have been known to turn and
all thc Indians in Elko don't wear
blankets.
The Rev, Peter Samwell arrived in
Elko this week from West Africa,
where he has been running a missionary mill and teaching the heartless to
put their nickles on the plate and' wear
pants.
Just keep your eye on this column
and watch Elko grow.
A SPLENDID NUMBER
' The imp came staggering Into' the
office on Monday morning like a juvenile Sinbad, from which we assumed
that he was bearing his portion .of the
white man's burden: Investigation
demonstrated' tliat this back-bending
posture was due to the excessive
weight of the Sunday issues of Coast
dailies and the extra special Saturday
edition of The Lethbridge Herald; the
latter is certainly a monument to the
enterprise of its creators, but by no
means a tombstone,'as there is every
reason to believe that with the remarkable development of that region
this "City on the Level" is destined to
be one of the most populous and bustling burgs on the map.
Great eredit is due to all who were
instrumental in the production.ot. this
excellent sample of the printer's art.
In section 5 under the euphonious
head of "Submerged Sunbeams," page
40 is a well written article, accompanied by splendid illustrations of the
Crow's Nest coal towns from the pen
of the journalistic dean of the Pass.
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■ N.B. has'several meanings, in Canada it stands for New Brunswick, but-
in Fernie on the ,14th .inst..It will not
signify No Beans. '•■'    ■
ELKO  NOTES
R.H. Marlow]
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First Class Union Store carrying a Suitable line of Spring
Goods,
CANMORE
LETHBRIDGE
CANMORE, Altn. April 'l—Spoelnl to
The Lodgor.—A fatal accident occurrod horo on EaHtor Monday, during the
-iffon-if-iiM, ii'bmi Wm Chirk n flcnteh-
mnn, met hin death hy fnlllnn Into a
chute somo threo hundred feet deep,
fracturing liln nlcull, from which Injury ho died shortly after being admitted to tho hospital,
He lonvejt a wife nnil fnmllv ln the
Old Country.
D-oceiwd wnn a member of tho Mn-
hodIc order, and wns Intom-il under
tho nuHplceii of tho Masonic lodge nt
HiMiff cemetery.
Another Fatality
John Irti-hVon, u leariiMfcr eiignned
In tailing out tlmbor for Iho mines,
ialuo met with a md neciilf-nt on Ka«-
  tor Monday which terminated fatally.
Th« opening of I.otnl E7f« new h»JI! Deet-'j'joil wag feeding the hor*fB In
at No. 3, 8'nffordvlllo,'    I,elhbrlilK-",
took place on Frldny evening, April 1
with a -smoking concert.
Through the unavoidable annum**-**-- •**»!
the evening when one of tliem kicked
him In tho utomnch.
He was taken to the Minera Hospital an noon aUfct Dm accident n» w»<-
(By Fred Roo)
Some of the Elko Conservatives are
looking about,as sour as two dollars
worth of lemons and are anxiously
awaiting developments.
Just como and see Elko.
Dank clearings In Elko for March
wero tho largest in the history of tho
town, nnd Manager Wlckson, tho loading banker of tho town Informs us that
April will fool them.
Charlie Yendle, a Lothbrldgo .capitalist, and big gnmo hunter, was In
Elko Bovornl days this week, marking
out. a trap lino for noxt wlntor, and
planting somo samples 'of fish balcB.
C. W. Smith of tho Wostorn Canada
Wholosiilo company, Fornie, called In
on his return from the coant nnd tolls
some very amusing experiences he
hnd out thero lassoing claims.
Tho microbes will get you If you
don't denn up—-orBlll Leaeoy.
On account of the big demand for
farm implement!--, Howlug. machines,
and Htom winding niotiHO traps, tho
Agncw Ilnrdwaro Company nro building a large warohoiiBO opposlto Elko'H
flat Iron building.
Holy Mnckerel, now tho canned fish
HoiiHon Ih over, the trout fishing non-
HOll OPOIIH Wltli HCVCHll big calchoH,
L, R. OlbliU. tho fllohri trotter, who
received mich a hcikI off when letivltiK
ISlUo Hovornl weeks ago Ih rcMtlng at
Arrowhead,
II. V. Parker, civil engineer opotm up
an office In the pout office block with
HOVOI'Ill  UHrilHtnntK,
Tom KalHiiy, flro warden, wuh iu
.unite TuoHday and Raid lt wnn ho cold
up thoro tho HldewalkH were shivering
from thn effeetfi, ,
If you're In troiiblo boo Chief Samp'
Bon; If you'ro in pnln hoo Doc Honnoll;
If you nro looking for land thnt will
grow tlm blggi'i*i red applet* lu B. C,
hoo Fred Roo,
W, M, Front, llyaii Tyeo of the I .•>
grosKlvo Invcsimfiit Company, find
Roo. M. Thomna were In town UiIh
week looking over their fruit lnnd»
near town, Mr. Front, who |wh been
touring the Middle Wost Stalc-n, nil
hint winter, told tho writer that then'
-ftQiild In: th-- 'A'., .n»".it immln'-'A'.Uui Iu
to Tobncro I'I/Uiih thla glimmer ever
known nml h.k'xl U.ul Fu'iile -auh \lu:
most talked of < ity In Canada today
with Dw ■M**f-»'ptiriri of Elko.
.Tlm TlilutMieal;. who ban heen on
a horrible drunk the pant week, camo
Into our «*ioiv InolilriK nn It lie b;ul
u load ou UU ub'A au UI^ u..; a, l.ay
Two South African Scrips
sale at usual price
for
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.AGE SIX
ThE DISTRICT-LEDGER, FERNIE,  ,B. C. APRIL 9 1910.
*
Progressive Coal Mining
Conditions that Influence the Liquor Con-,
sumption and Traffic in Mining Towns-The
Different Habits, Moods and Temperaments
J_IMIIM___l_lilllllllllllllll lllllll III BlIWIHBWItBIII —
(Mines, and "Minerals)
The progressiveness of coal mining
and its allied interests is that which
most interests the members of this
Coal Mining Institute. Each member
is assumed to be striving to secure
the _rc ..tesi possible *3sults with (he
greatest safety to those in chars-.',
thoroughness of coal removal and economical production. , ,
To secure these desired results we
are calling to our aid the best forms
of construction, material, and tlio most,
efficient mechanical and electrical devices, as the day has passed away
, when any old thing is good enough for
a coal mining plant. Wo are constantly searching about for superintendents
and foremen of the best ability, .who
:■* . can handle and direct these forces,
and, most important, of all, guide and
manipulate the movements of the
greatest ancl most complicated piece
of mechanism of all our equipment—
the foreign laborer.   , ,
Each workman with his different habits, moods,- and temperament, forms
a working part of this great machine]
which'we lubricate with' the coin 'of
the realm, yet make no efforts to polish or improve.
There is no reason, however, why
we should not exercise as much or
more thought and care in selecting
the best and most efficient as' we do
in the selection of our mechanical and
electrical equipment.,
This human machinery is imported
principally from the Latin and Slavonic countries where there exists, economic distress, the land being held
by a privileged class and labor poorly
paid.     Until our'immigrant laws,, are
changed, we can expect to receive the
poorest and most ignorant from these
corrupt and unpvogressive countries,
from which, no matter how undesirable
it'may seem,-'we must coin our future
,,   citizens from whom will arise fathers
—uand~rn6t'ffers~of"th"e""comiirg—geneYat*
ions. "    •
. The raw, material, disrobed of its
habits and customs is good enough-
much better than, the, thin, worn-out
blue blood we purchase for the daugh
-lers of some of our multimillionaires-"-
but the question.is to mold and edu
cate this raw irfiitcrlal and their off:
spring into desirable Americans,,
Prom time of birth the foreigner is
kept in Ignorance and poverty, and,
due to thc ancient customs of their
people, nre dependont'on some leader,
and unprepared to be thrown on thoir
own , resources. Their houses and
villages are all alike, one wood or mud
houso leans up against another, while
a centrally located mud puddle affords
dally baths for the geese and the babies. They are taxed to tho limit
and permitted to booze to thoir heart's
content, as It assists In bringing about
a condition of poverty, ignorance and
submission,
During the year 1007 a stream of
* humanity jmHsed through onr gates am-
mini Ing lo l,28'),«-tO souls, ninny of
whom, In spite of our eontrnct labor
laws, wore billed through to the mlnos,
whoro their now lifo began, nnd, too
often, suddenly ended.
Ciovcrnnyjm. Invost'lgatlon has shown
and even murder, so long as they appear to work in sufficient numbers to
produce a desired quantity of coal out
of our mines.
They have holidays without number, which are simply made excuses
for prolonged drunks. The following
headlines recording a few of the Easter riots'that filtered through to the
newspapers, give one a faint idea of
what results are being produced;
Murder results from shooting at
Baggaley, three shot, two fatally.
Foreigner at Baggaley cuts his wifes
head open with beer glass.
Fight at Elizabeth plant at' Latrobe,
several injured.
During Easter carousal at Millwood
shaft foreigner attacks woman with
axe, who will probably die.
Easter fight at Whitney.
Easter carousal ends in a free fight
at Cannonsburg, five injured, two fatally. ' , '
The week before Easter we find:
, Many injured at a riot at Tarentum
christening.      ;
Murder at. Jeanette.
Murder ends di;unken- row at Mon-
essen.
Woman killed in fighting mob near
Greensburg.'
At West Newton Italian demands
whiskey, then shoots.
Foreigner murdered at Weston over
whiskey jug.
Polish christening at Sunriyside, victim's skull broken."
Foreigners riot and one badly beaten at Punxsutawney."
These mentioned0 are only."' a few
samples. *'
No one'can deny that the liquor
question gives more trouble in the
management of our plants and is responsible for more interruptions of
work and accidents than all other causes combined.   '   „ s   -' o
It is admitted that a limited amount
of liquor under the present conditions
at least, is advisable and would give
very little trouble, if any, inasmuch as
it is the overload, or last sixty per
cent consumed that causes the disorder, accidents, murders and undesirable workmen.
The evil effects on the efficiency of
"\vorkmeh~an^*TRnn*fleiItS~eS[ffiiiorTJS^[6:'
curately measured. Just how many
are killed and injured in the mines on
account of their half drunken condition is far greater than most of us
suppose. It is almost impossible to
detect the condition of these men. inside the mine or as they enter. Their
breath would be no conclusive evidence, inasmuch' as most of them drink
more or less every day. Their usual
response to the foreman's questions is
only a grunt and it is' mighty hard to
distinguish between a sober and half
drunken grunt.
It has been shown at your meetings'
how seriously the liquor evil affects
tho operation of oiir mining plants in
tho way of capacity, It has beon
said that "the'output of three mines
on the P. C, C, and St. L. on the first
three days following pay days does not
equal tho' production of one of them
under ordinary circumstances." At a
mine In Butler county they lost 11 per
cont of the product because of liquor,
Your former president, Mr. Kolghley,
wild Ihnt. to his personal knowledge,
at. corlnln operations liquor caused a
drop of 15,000 tons in one month over
the previous ono.
Tho Immigration bureau is at. present Investigating the liquor traffic at
produced, nor realize how vital a, matter it is, or they themselves are interested in the traffic, directly or indirectly through officials of their company, who are stockholders in the
breweries and distilleries which furnish the liquor to' their mining camps.
The excessive quantities of liquor
consumed are due mainly to the liberal
rights granted breweries and distilleries, to the irresponsible boarder, and
the competition of'many agents, who.,
are permitted to swarm in on the easily persuaded foreigner to take orders
at any and all times, each agent offering (in violation of the law) all kinds
of inducements, sueh as loans, reduc-.
cd prices, presents, etc., over and
above his' competitors in order to In-'
crease his sales.
As a ruie no authorities are present
to keep down. disorder, consequently
booze flows like water, murders are
quite common, and riot reigns supreme. Especially so from Saturday
night to Monday morning when a go-
as-you-please condition prevails in
many places.
*' Many of the foreigners are' led to
believe that whiskey is necessary in
order to furnish them with strength
for their work, and so. teach their
children, and the agents are very careful to cultivate the belief. The women deceived as to the physiological effects of alcohol and under these conditions , what can we expect of the
children—the raw material for the
coming generations—who' are conceived, born and raised in the alcoholic atmosphere?
They have-in,operation at the Don-
ohoe Coke. Company's plant in the
Greensburg district a scheme of controlling the liquor traffic that' is giving excellent results.
They have "devised a control instrument in the creation of a welfare committee which, while in compliance with
all legal requirements, seems to have
the traffic well in control. The results produced (the scheme has been
in operation since December* 1908)
have exceeded anticipations; and the
reduction, or rather "elimination of disorder, at the same time with increased
efficiency of their workmen, is most
thai Europe Is r-ovorod with a iu*U*ni tc ■"•onl mining towns and (hey find tho
of steamship agents, who nro the lontl- rhino results everywhere, Mow nro
lug and moHt Influential residents of wo going to romody this condition?
tho villages In which thoy reside, mid  Purely not by our prosont strenuous
also thut. certain countrlns Influenci*
Immigration and plan lo keep their,
subjects in colonies in this country
ihroiigli iikoiiIk of tho homo government and church Inl'luouco, Hum pro-
venting them from Imbibing a know-
lodgo of, nml nffoctlnn for, tlio Institutions of this country, which might, nnd
probnlily would, result. In thoir nurch-
iiHu ol honioH horo ami u final siepiini-
lion form lliolr mother country.
Clononilly, wo rocolvo thom In htm-
olios In our mining towns, milking a
,ft'ob|o iittontpi, If nny, to supni'iilo the
good from tho liml, nml puck tliont lu
onr ilu'iely built, miMinlinry Iioiihph
nnd HhiintloH, whoro in many liiHtnnooH
imi'i' wni< r mipnly hi at a promlititi.
while bt'i-r nnd cheap whlnl*r*y lire to
bo found in nlmnilntico, Ili'ro wo lot
tliem go ns thoy pious", drink, riot,
Innoilvlty! Ono of.your former presidents suggested laws being passed
limiting tho profit, of liquor siiIoh to
(i pnr com an a moans of reducing lho
amount consumed.
This Kcliumo would probably havo
iho doslrod, effect, hut wo must ro-
mombor thnt llio liquor (ntorosts control Ihu politics of this state, and thoy
recently At Ilurrlshiirg, sorvod notico
on llio pooplo that, tlioy should hnvo
no voloo ns to tho liquor truffle. It
was also suggested thnt Uio conl com-
ptinloH oponilc Hitlooim nud thereby
coin nil tho I'liiisiiinplloii, hut ihls Ins!
kui'kohiIdii Kleins to In.' Impractical,
and would probably .nil down public
ori! li'lsin.
KIiImt iliofii' who oan n-mi'dy It do
not I'liiiiH hi clow, onough cnninet with
thoir worltnioti, do not soo the results
Despair and Despondency
No one hut a wo mnn cnn tell the utory of the miitTerlniJ, the
deipelr. ttttti the deipondency* endured hy women who carry
• dtily burden of jll-hetlth and pain because of disorder-* and
derangement! of the delicate and Important organs that ore
diitinotly feminine. The tortures so bravely endured com-
nl^fctv nmM tlin rtrrvm if Innll pontiniicit
Dr. Tierce's lavorile Tretcriptinri is a positive ours for
weakness and disease of the feminine organism,
IT MAKES WI2AK WOrtnN STRONd,
SICK WOMEN WELL.
It allays inflammation, litats ulceration and soothes pain.
It trtnes and hiiildi up (lie n«rv<M. If fit* for wifehood
and motherhood. Honest medicine dealers sell it, and
have nothing fo urge upon you as "' Just as good."
non-secret, non-alc-t-liulio and has a record oi forty years of curt*,
An VouM Nkiumiioss,   They p robs lily know of some of its many cures.
If you want a bonk that tells all about woman's diseases, and how to cure
them st home, tend 31 one-cent stamps to Dr. Pi tree to pay cost of mailing
eetf, and lie will send you a frit copy of his great thousand-page ill. Iralrd
Common Sense Medical Adviser—revised, up>to date edition, in paper covers,
In handsome tlMb-blnding, SO stamps,   Address Dr. R.V. Pierce, liuttaio, N. V.
^"!Msing;Tla~iras^veiTbrougirt"about,
not by any, drastic,movements, . but
entirely through a strict observance
of the laws and court rulings, together
with the casting out of, the chronic
drunkards who show up on the "weekly
report sheet, and the weekly report
of the village policeman, who Is a deputy sheriff, employed by the company for the sole purpose of preventing
crime and disorder, to keep the town
In a sanitary condition, and to keep
out the undesirable element and the
'speakeasies. "
The officer In question Is well qualified for his work) owing to his military service In the Philippines, whore
for somo time ho was engaged In the
cleaning up and improvement of tho
sanitary conditions, ttround the city of
Manila.
*. He Is paid a fixed salary by tho compnny, and all foes that ho may collect
as a result of his duties are turned Into
the charity fund, thus avoiding a possl.
hie abuser of arresting for revenue only
that sometimes occurrs between constables and justlcos of tlie'penco ln the
coal mining towns,
Undor tho system ln forco tho ngent
solicits only on Tuesday mornings of
oach wcok while tho mon nro at work.
The women do tho ordering Instead of
tho Irresponsible boarder.
Tho ordors aro then submitted to
tho superintendent who, assisted by
tho roports from the polico officer,
cancels any ordors from workmon
who for various roasons should bo cut
oiit. Tho agont's vnluo II. will be noted, doponds on his ability to' roduco
snlos, Instead of lho opposite, and as
a result no reduced prlcos, friendship,
presents or coaxing Induco oxcesslvo
sales,
From tho records kopt lt lias boon
shown that this welfare movomont hnB
resulted In roiluolng tho connumptlon
of Intoxicating drinks by nbout forty
por com,, anil llio iIkitc-uho Ih still In
progross, considering thnt tho summer
-•oiiHiiniptlon Is oxpootod to greatly ox-
cond Ihu win tor domnuil. ,,
Thoso results dn not show nil tho do-
warn-a. While the company has no
record of liquor (.-onHtimctl during the
earlier pnrt of TH08, It Is known thnt
ono whlsltoy agont soouroil In tho
neighborhood of $200 orders semimonthly, nnd thnt ono boor ngont's
business amounted to 1200 or .100 ltogs
1.1   .J..,     I, ILL, lllll.1IJIII-l.il   (III   IOH'    lAlllS-
Vcy iiirontH and fniir beer utst-nlu hnvo
■solicited business In thin town, who*.*-*
total population Is nbout .'100 or -10i)
mon, nt onr* tlmo, somo fnlnt Idon cnn
bo formed of illn amounts consumed;
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conditions usually prevail throughout
Dw mlnlnp towns whore no effort f.i
mndo lo roduco tho consumption of
liquor,
In Inaugurating tho system lho chief
difficulties experienced woro, tint to
overcome tlio opposition of tlio boor
and whiskey agents who with prevent-
oil from fontlnulng their lucrative business, nntl second to convlnco tlio for-
olKnor that It really was n squaro donl
,1 with no ono Hotting n rake off through
|lt.
Naturally tlm thrown out agents In-
The Firm Behind
Medicinal and Toilet Preparations
7 .-,, ■ i '^ _ t    " '    '   ■
, When your doctor gives you a prescription and your druggist fills it,'you
nave confidence in that medicine. You have good reason for that confidence, for
behind the medicine is the professional skill as well as the honor of two men
wHom you know and respect. 7-
. When you buy what are ordinarily known as patent medicines at your druggist's, what guarantee have you of .either the formulae or the compounding ? Your
druggist can give you none, for the makers do not take him into their confidence.
,. Take for instance headache cures. Many people hesitate to buy them
because they don't know what may be in them. Not so with NA-DRU-CO
Headache Wafers. Your druggist can,get the list of ingredients from us for
, the asking...   ' , , ,*,..'•''
Can 3rou think of any article yon buy
with which it is more important that you
should have a definite guarantee, made
by responsible men, than medicinal and
toilet preparations?" 7
When you buy preparations bearing the
NA-DRU-CO Trade Mark you have thisoguarantee, made'by the National.Drug
& Chemical Company. ; a   •"      , °     ■
-co.
ONI.Y OUR PRODUCTS BEAR THIB
TRADE MARK
ALWAYS LOOK CON THIB
TRADC'MARK
A Guarantee that Carries Weight
The National Drug and Chemical Company
of Canada, Limited, is one of the largest
wholesale drug firms in the world, having a
Paid-up Capital of over Five Million Dollars.,
We have wholesale branches - in Halifax,
St John, Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston,
Toronto, Hamilton, London, Winnipeg,
Regina, Calgary, Nelson, Vancouver and
Victoria, and chemical works aiid laboratories
in Montreal and Toronto.
We are the largest buyers of1 drugs and do
the greater part of the wholesale drug business
in Canada. We-employ, a staff of about nine
hundred people and distribute in salaries,
dividends and other expenses over One Million
Dollars' annually. We carry a stock distributed among our branches of about Two Million
Dollars, and in addition to these and other large
assets pur real estate and buildings are today
worth about'Five Hundred Thousand Dollars.
All this backs up our positive guarantee,
that goes with each package bearing the
NA-DRU-CO Trade Mark.
A Comprehensive Guarantee
Every formula' used in compounding NA-
DRU-CO articles has been   given years of
careful study and  practical  tests,'* proving"
beyond question its value and its safety.
Ail the ingredients in NA-DRU-CO
preparations are. the best and purest that
money can buy. ,    '   ,  '
Every   NA-DRU-CO   preparation  is
compounded  by expert  chemists in our;'
employ—men who are thoroughly qualified
both by training and experience. "'    _*     - •      ;;
Our confidence in NA-DRU-CO preparations is best expressed by the * two following
unconditional offers : , "   •-   .
We are prepared to furnish,0 on request, to
your physician or druggist or to any other phy- •
sician'of druggist.in,Canada,1 a full list of the
ingredients in any NA-DRU-CO preparation.
• If you are not entirely satisfied with any
NA-DRU-CO Preparation you buy, return the
unused portion to the druggist from whom you
bought it, and he - has ■ our authorization to
return you the full purchase price and
charge it to us.
THE FERNIE
LUMBER CO.
A. McDougall, Mgr
Manufacturers of and Deal-
^ ers in all kinds of Rough '■.
and Dressed Lumber
Send us your orders
If your druggist hasn't the particular   NA-DRU-CO Preparation you .want
in stock he can get it for you within two days from our nearest wholesale branch.
The following is a partial list of the NA-DRU-CO preparations:
Aperient and Laxative:
Kidaey and I.iver Pills
Wtlle 1,'ver Pills    '
_Cascara"I;a3C"atives(Ta1)lets)"
Cascara Aromatic Tasteless
. Fig Syrup
Fruit Saline
Blood Purifiers,
Stomach & Liver:
Herb Tablets
Herb Tea.   ,
Blood Purifier
Sarsapariila ,
Bowel Complaints:
Blackberry Cordial
Wild Strawberry Extract
Essence of Ginger
For Children:
Baby's Cough Syrup
Baby's Soothing Powder*
Baby's Tablets
Soothing Syrup
Worm Syrup
"     Powders
"    Lozenges, Chocolate
"    Sticks
Hire Syrup fl
Sugar of Milk
. Coughs and Colds:
Baby's Cough Syrup
Jiive Svrup
tluseed, licorice and'
Chlorodyne (2 sizes)
Throat Gargle ,*
"      Pastilles
Dyspepsia & Indigestion:
Charcoal Tablets
Dyspepsia Tablets
Eye Trouble*:
Eye Water
'1   Salve   '
Foot Remedies:
Corn Cure Liquid
"       "    Salve
Foot Powder
Headache Wafer*.
Kidney*:
Buchu' Juniper Kidney Pills
Kidney Cure Liquid
Liniment* and Plaster*:
Healing Oil
Liniment, White
Liniments and Plaster*:
Mosquito Oil     * (Continued)
_Plas_te_rs __ ,* •_	
"WIlclfHazelTWstilled
Ointments and Salves:
Carbolic Salve        .    .*
Eczema Ointment
Healing Salve
Menthol Salve
Resorcinol Ointment
Stainless Iodine Ointment
Pile Ointment        <3slzes)
Rheumatism:
Kheumatisiu Cure
. Toilet:
Camphor Ice'
Cold Cream, Ci sizes)
"      "   Theatrical, (3 sizes)
Complexion Cream
Cucumber and Witch
Hazel Cream
Witch Hazel Cream
Talcum Powder, Violet
" "      Rose
," "      Flesh
Tooth Paste
" - Powder
Hair Restorer n
Tonics:
Beef Iron and Wine, (1 sizes)
-Cod-Liver Oil Coiupounu'p-;—r**"
Tasteless,(Jsizes)
Cod Liver Oil Emulsion, __
^-s- -=-=■=■■ psizes),,   ,
Cod Liver Oil In flasks, ,
(3 sizes)
Quinine Wine
Quinine Iron and Wine
Syrup Hypoplios, (2 sizes)
Celery Nerve Tonic
Nervozone
.Iron Pills
Blaud's Pills
Toothache:
Toothache Drops
"        Gum
Miscellaneous: '  >,
Antiseptic Fluid
Sanitary Tablets (Antiseptic) *
Santa! Perles
Marking Ink
Extract of Beef, (1 sizes)
Rennet Tablets *
Sabadilla (Dredge Boxes)
National Drug and Chemical Company of Canada. Limited
„_ .    .  _      , /Halifax,   St, John,   Montreal,   Ottawa,   Kingston,   Toronto,   Hamilton,   London,
Who1-*J.Br«iel»..t«^ Winnipeg,    Regina,    Calgary,    Nelson,    Vancouver,    Victoria.
Bar Unexcelled
All White Help
Everything
Up-to-date
Call in and
r see us once
JOHN PODBIELANCIK, Prop.
tenslfled this difficulty. The, foreigners have becoino convinced, however,
that'tho proposition is a fair one and
thai the movement is seml-cooporatlve
and for their benoflt, "As a result, tho
better element Is gradually replacing
undesirables nnd furnishing Information which leads to tho discovery and
romoval of chronic boozors and thoso
who aro antagonistic to tho achomo.
As further inducement to reduce tho
liquor traffic to a minimum tho best
houses and working places are given
to thoso having tho best liquor records, whilo tho chronic drunks are
forced to take up with tho poor places
and eventually weeded out. ■
TITANIC  LABOR  FIGHT
nrcnUN, April 7—Capital and labor
mio quietly preparing for whnt prom-
iROf* to bo tho Titanic Btnigglo In tho
building ImltlHtry of Onrmnny.
UiiIohh tho commlttoo of omployoi'H
who moot In Horlln will necoilo to tho
ilomnndH of tho work I nit mon for In-
(TOtmod pny, a uriided scale of wakoh
und a nine hour dny, llio building in*
dimiry will ho paralyzed throughout
tho oiupli'-u.
AHc-gol hor Home 22,000 unloim, Including nonrly -100,000 momborH nro Involved,
The linpoi'lul Qovurmuont in bolng
urged to Initiate the mothodn of lho
American officials nnd inlorvono In
bi.-fj.iii ut uiu iuiijIic nilciioi.
—a"
UNFAIR   LIST
Of the American Federation of
Latinr
Tho following la -inrt of Uio unfal!
Hat of tho Amerlcnn Federation of Lalior.     Mnny of tho dnlly nowapnpnr
Slovos; Wrought Iron Ilnngo Co., Bt.
LouIh, Mo„ United (Union Ho.Ht.ir Co,
Itotrolt, Mith., (Jurnoy Foundry Co,*)-?
Tnrnntn Ont.; Homo Stove \\forV«, of
Brooklyn Watch Case Co,, Bug Harbor
renders who hear as much shout tho
"Unfair Llm" during those day* may
ho anxious to know what name* of
flrrei tho A, p. of L. "Unfair Lift" coo-
tain*.
Undor these clrcum-itnncos It becomes the duty of tho labor press to
koop Us readers proporly Informed.
What nro papers published for If not
for tho purposo.of giving correct Information?
Cigars: Carl Unman of Now York
CUy; Kerbs, Worthelm & Schlffer of
Now York City, manufacturers of tho
Honry Goorgo and,Tom Mooro cigars.
Flour: Washburn-Crosby Milling Co
MfnnonnollH, Minn.; Valloy City Milling Co,, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Whisky: Finch Distilling Co,, Pittsburg Pn,
. Clothing; N, Snellonborg & Co,, ot
Philadelphia Pn.; CJotlilora Exchnngo,
Itochostor N.V.; B, Kuppenholmer &
Co,, Chlcngo.
Corsots: Chicago Corset Co,, manufacturers Kabo and la Mnrguorlto
Corsots.
Glovos: J, H, Cbwnlo dlovo Co., Dob
MolnoH, In.; California Qbvo Co., Napa, Cnl.
. Hats: J, B, Stetson Co., Philadelphia
Pa„ 13. M. Knox Co,, Brooklyn N. Y„
Henry H. Koulof & Co,,, Philadelphia,
Pa.
Shirts nnd Collars: United Shtrt &
Collar Co,, Troy, N. Y.; Vnn ZaniU,
Jacobs nnd Co., Troy, Cluott, Poabody
nnd Compnny, Troy, N.Y.; .Tamos 11.
Kaiser ot New York City,
Tho Butt brick Pat torn Company of
Now Yorlc,
cx-iiioii(,; i'Oiiiunu i-uiiiiinUhir x.i-.in-
oui Cu., Judmuu, ."iJk'J.'.; Vlh-u UydrJiu-
lie foment and Mfg. Co,, Utica, Illinois.
Indlnnapolls, Ind.; Buck fltove and
Knngo Compnny, St,-Louis.
iri.f,li.    'Cli»ll    lrt,%   X^lif,    Xu'll     OtkC^'-b,
La., branch Bcmls Brothers, St. Louis.
Mo,
Brooms nnd Dusters: Tho Loo rr.ojn
and Duster Compnny, Davenport, In.;
M. Goollorfs Sons, Clrclovllle. Ohio;
Morhle-Wlley Broom Company, Paris
HI.
\VnMii*-): Koyntann Watch ^nno Cn.
ot Phllailelphln; Jos, Fahy, Brooklyn,
T. Zurbri'K Watch Casfl Co., Klvor-
sldo N. J.
C, W. Post, Manufacturer of Orapa
Nut« and PoiKum C«r«al, Battle Creek
Mfi»h,
Queen's Hotel
RESTAURANT
Undor Now Managon-io-nt
Excellont   Tablo and
all whito holp
Additional.: Tablo for
28 Moro Mon
Central Hotel
MILLS & ESOHWIG, Props,
A Mosley, Dining Room Proprietor
Best Table
IC*. iirytliliilf Nuw iinii;U|i-to-il«to
Worklngmon's   Trado  Solicited
HOTELFERNIE
The,Hotel of Fernie
Fernie's Lending Commercial
nnd Tourist House
S. F. WALLACE, Prop.
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KENNEDY ft MANGAN
Lumber Dealer
AH kinds of rough nml dressed luinboi
Viotoria Ave.        North Fornie
JOHN B.  WATSON
Chartered Accountant, Aeslgnee, Liquidator and Trustee* auditor to
the Cities of Calgary and Pernie,
CALGARY, ALTA,
P, O. Box 308
DEPEW, MacDONALD &
MEAN GO,, Ltd.
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER8 ANO
CONTRACTORS
i,unrwnAiiw!«   or    mi.   4»l i i    wi
rEnt-MF.
PIoobo tnlto notico that 30 dnyu nftor
dnto day power und Unlit.will ho installed.
Consumers deslrinu lo uso day power jjIoiibu multo miplU'iiOon to Un* undersigned.
Rntofl will ho Hiipplled on application,
G. H. BOULTON
City Clerk
Fornie, March 24, J0JO. .
FlhrewHro: Indurated Fibre Ware
Co,, liockport, N. Y.
Furnituro: Ameiiam Hilllard Tnhle
Co., Cincinnati, O.; O. Wisnor Piano
Co., Brooklyn N.Y.; Krell PUno Co..
Cincinnati O; Derby Desk Co.* Boston
Mais.
VICTORIA AVE. FERNIE B, C.
Pollock Wine Co. Ltd
Phone 70     Bakor Ave. P.O. Bex 202
Wholosnlo Importers and Exportora
ol Vy'iiic-a, lirimdieti, CordWrie, Vorumn
nnd Domestic Whiskies nnd 01ns.
Largo stock of Fornot Dranca, Italian,
HwnRorlnn nnd Gorman Wlnos, nlso
.Norwegian Punch and Aquavit. Door,
Portor, Ale and Cigars.
Agents for Wnulfflnhn Arrndlnn Wator, Schlitx Door nnd tho famous KU
Valloy* Drcvrlnir Co. Ltd. Deer, draught
and hottlod.
Spoclal attention glvon to fatall.'
trade.
Our Motto: Pure floods and quiet*
delivery.
fc    lil*__IIS*HlTT"[ - - THE DISTRICT LEDGER,,FERNIE,    B. C. APRIL 9 1910
PAGE SEVEN
P.
Wholesale Liquor'Dealer
Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes
Gents' Furnishings
baker Avenue
BRANCH   AT   HOSMER,   B.C.
A complete line of samples of
Fall Suitings and
Overcoatings
Worsteds*) Serges
and Tweeds
c* ■'
Up-to-date Workmanship
Moderate Prices
IS* KENNY
found
EXTRAITS
Des Rapports Presentes a la Convention de.Lethbridge, Alta.
fV'-
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SUCH A DISPLAY
We have the best .money
can buy of Beef, Pork, Mutton, .Veal, Poultry, Butter,
Eggs, Fish, "Imperator Hams
and .Bacon" Lard, Sausages,
Weiners and Sauer Kraut.
PHONE OR CALL
Galpry Cattle Co.
Phone 56   .
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Fernie-Fort Steele
Brewing Co., Ltd.
Beer
and
Porter
[ Bottled Goods a Specialty
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Dining Room and Beds under
New Management..
First class table, board
Meals 25c.   Meal Tickets $5.00
BANQUETS CATERED FOR
Rates $1.00 per day
R. Henderson, Dining Roiini Mgr,
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| Fernie Dairy
,   (W. B.- Powell, President.)
Durant la partie du terme ou il a
agit en qualite de chef. de Texecutlf,
un certainn nombre de disputes entre
employeurs et employes pri'rent place,
les principales sont les suivantes.
La difficulte pour, laquelle la conference de McLeod n'avait pas decouvrir
de solution fut flnalement.arreglee le
30 Juin. ;
La dispute causee par le travail d'-
extractlon des plllers a Hillcrest, ful
traltee separementet prlt fin avec la
decision, rendue a ce aujet par le reverend M. Hugh Grant, dans son rapport du 7 Juillet..
Une entente' entre l'TJnion et la
"Maple Leaf Company" fut atteinte le
26 Juin. Au sujet des indemnites dues
aux ouvriers blesses; il fut propose
de choisir une ligne de conduite par
laquelle le probleme que presente,le
nombre croissant des accidents arriv-
ant daiis le district, pulsse etre resolu.
Aussi, qu'uri detail des sommes
payees soit donne tous les trois mols
avec la feuille de compt'e.        * .
Organisation
Edmonton:
Etat deplorable. Ies operateurs
n'oht plus de consideration pour les
lois minieres que pour celles de l'hu-
manite.' L'etat des affaires dans cette partie' de la province est' pire que
quoique ce soit qui puisse etre ]' vu
meme en- Russie. .
North Dakota:
Une dispute dans l'un des plus im-
portants charbonnages du district fut
terminee avantageuseinent.
'Saskatchewan:   " ' *-*
Lorsque le president et l'organisa-
teur Thomas James arriverent sur
ce champ d'opera tion l'annee- etait
trop avaricee pour faire grande chose.
Les conditions y sont abominables. SI.
Bell M.' L. A. a annonce son- intention
de presenter un projet de loi tendant
a ameliorer l'etat des choses.
Nicola     '     i*      " \
Une investigation prpuva que les
.hommes_nlavaient_pas_agi_s.agemenl
en declarant la greve et que quelques
uns des agitateurs, furent les premiers
a retourner a l'ouvrage avant le regle-
ment de la difficulte. La direction
i-efusa de reconnaitre l'union .mais la
plupart des employes furent reinstal-
ies.    , -'      "
Le president est alle a la convention co'mmo delegue du local de Coleman.
Le local de Fernie demanda un
pret lequel ne peut etre accorde, . la
rnison prlncipale de ce refus etant que
la lutto en Nouvello Ecosse cou'te
100,000 dollars par mois.
L'executif a reussi n emprunter cinq
mille dollars pour le dlstrit.
District Ledger
La maniere dont la classe ouvriore
su'pporte 1'orgnne officlel du dlstrit
n'est, nullement proportioned a son
npmbroi et dovrait augmentor consid
erablemont, Lo plus grando pnrtio do
uob confroros do langue elrnngoro so
disont: Do quel sorvlco nous est ,co
joumnl? SI lea camarades vouiont
nous offlr lour nido lo consoil oxooutlf
ossaleni do cons-merer u lour usago unu
partlo d'-a cetto hobdoinadalre.
La cooperation est lo socrot du sue-
cos et si nous pouvons obtonir cellos
do nos confroros do lnnguo otrnngoro,
nous uorons a memo d'avancor plus
rnpldomont, on toutes chosos so rappor-
lnnt au blon-ciro do l'organlsntlon.
Vice Pre-sldent Clem Stubbs
A vu l'lionomblo C. \V. CrosH, proe-
uroiir gonornl do l'AJboi'ln au sujet des
conditions dcplorablee nous losqunllns
lea homines tnivnlllont, II n dlHCUto
iivoc lul la question do fnlro uno of-
fonao crlnilnello do l'offro ou do la
roeotto do potH do vln ou do la do-
mande d'une telle chose comme condition d'emploi.
■ Un projet de loi prepare par F. C.
Glessler de Lille, ■ et ayant rapport a
establissement7'de Postes "de secours
dans les differents distrits miniers de
1'Alberta", fiit envoye a qui de droit.
Les membres du dlstrit ne sont .que
mediocrement satisfaits.de leur present avocat.
Sec.-Tresorier A. J. Carter
II'a eu de'serieuses difficultes a sur-
monter au debut de son terme;    les
llvres ne Iui ayant ete remis,par son
predecesseur qu'au bout de trois mois.
o
Position Financlere du Dlstrit
Taxes individuelles    re'eues
des locaux   .$ 8431.40'
Fond de defense      21069.60
Motivations  speciales   ...".     12909.80
Fournitur'es ..'7.' ,     •■   70.75
District Ledger    ....       280.20
Fonds^des secours pour les
incendies de Fernie "   1129.25
Depots confies  :      538.60
P'r'ets repayes  *....-     125.00
Recus des organisateurs ■     22.00
$54576.60
En caisse le ler Janvier 1909   .563.01
UN  BEL^EXEMPLE   .
Le Pennsylvania Railroad annonce
une augmentation generale des salair-
es des employes, equivalant-a dix millions de, piastres par' annee, - L'aug-
mentation est a peu pres de six pom-
cent chez ceux qui recoivent moins de
trois cents piastres par mois, et aff-
ecte 195,000 hommes. Depuis huit
ans, la eorapa'gnie a donne volontaire-
ment et sans demande do la part do
ses employes, trois augmentations re-
presentant 23.26 p.c. v Les lignes subsidiaries comprises dans cet arrangement sont au nombre de neuf.
C'est la premiere fois que le gouvernement prend veritablenient. une par-
eille attitude et se prononce aussi net-
tement sur cette importante question.
FRENCH  SPOKEN
LA RESPONSABILITE
.$55139.61
Deboursements
Seeouri-* et dons 7.' $24202.44
Honoraires et depenses des officers   '..    6688.84
District Ledger ..  .'.      7503.48
Secours aux incendies de„Fer-   .
'nie'..' :.      1533.25
Emprunts   repayes         900.00
Erets' .-         50.00
Depots   ...   .;' '      500.00
Hall des.mineurs Fernie....   26&8.20
Stenographie et impression..     949.15
Proces et avocats - ,    602.15
Toutes aut'res depenses    non
•  detaillees ci-dessus    '..   7626.56
' " '        ,    $53164.07
En caisse le ler Janv. 1910..   1975.q4
l-'UESII  MILK
delivered    to   nil
purrs of tlio town
Sandon & Verhnoit Brothers.
X Proprietors
tre.  a
. $55139.61
Cherry Hill
".. Cette terrible catastrophe fut men-
tionee et il fut propose de°donner une
cer-laine-soinme_afin_d!aidei*_les_fa'_L***,
files des victimes. '
" Une allusion fut faite a la demission
de l'oditeur du District Ledger Mr. W.
S. Stanley et son .remplacement par
Mr. J. W. Bennett.
' Un rapport de la souseription-'levee
dans le dlstrit en favour de la famille
do notre ex-presidente Frank H. Sherman montre qu'une somme do 2624.80
dollars a ete recue.
Los mecaniclens de locomotive ont
discute hler a Ottawa leur part de res-
ponsabilite dans les accidents de che-
min de fer et veulent etablir enfiri ce
qu'est la vitesse excessive, et la Vitesse raisonnable. L'on a cite comme
exemple le rapide du Michigan Central qui voyage entre Windsor et S.Thomas, Ontario, parcourant les 111
milles en 100 minutes, soit 65 milles a
l'heure..
, Survenant un accident, les voyag-
eurs jureraient que,.la vitesse etait
excessive alors quo le mecanicien ne
faisait que'suivre son horalre. ., Les
heures de travail ont etc discutees.
Ori vent les reduire, et cette decision
est, opportune.
L'INVASION
LES FORESTIERS
(Lu Devoir)
Les agents forestlors du Cnnadlen-
Pacifiquo ont fait de grandes ameliorations a leur service dopuls, quelque
temps dans l'ouest, A Moose 'Jaw,
Moosomln, lac aux Chones, Penso et
Osage, l'on a place des,hales vlves, des
fleurs et des aruroB. y   ,   ■
L'on assure aujourd'liui que lo department dq, ln compngnio. est aussi
bien conduit quo colui du gouyornc-
ment, ce qui eat trea honorable pour lo
gouvornoment.
M. John-S. Dennis, commissaire des
terres arables du Canadien-Pacifique,
passait hier a Montreal, en route pour
Halifax ou il va pre'senter ses homma-
ges aux colons anglais qui accepterent
avec empressement les propositions
de la compagnie touchant les fermes
pretes a la culture. Ces colons vont
s'etablir pres do Calgary, II. y a cent
quatre-vingts personnes dans ce
groupeme'nt et chaque chef de famille
est tres bien pourvuj d'argent. Cela
console de l'immigration dangeretise
qui se faisait jusqu'ici de tous les des-
oeuvres des grands ports anglais. Les
nouveaux venus auront fait le voyage
do Liverpool a Calgary .eu dix jours, ce
■qui-n-CTt-pas-si-mal-aprcs-le-rccord-et-
abli hier par le service des malles cle
Sa Majeste qui'a transpose le courrier
de Londres a Victoria'en neufs jours
etdix-huit heures. La route canad-
ienne peut certainement faire concurrence a la ligne new-yorkalse.'
LES PATRONS RESISTERONT
Une depeche de Winnipeg dit quo
le Canadien-Pacifiques doit . resister
non-seulement aux exigences de ses
machlnistes, chaudronnlors et charp-
entiers et menuisiers, touchant une
augmentation de salalro, mais ehtend
meme reduire cos salalres dans la
meme proportion que,...augmentation
reclamee, co qui etabllrnlt uno egalito
Ies snlalres des ouvriers d'atellors du
Canndien-Piiclfique,! du Cnnndien-Nord
et du Grnnd-Tronc-Paciflquo. Cela
veut dire une reduction do sept pour
cont dans les snlalres genoraux des
ouvriers du Canadleii-Paclfique, Les
travallleurs ont recu cetto nouvello
commo un coupo' de ninsHiie.
Dans un magasin, mettons une lib-
rairie. Demain ce sera dans un autre!
Entre une Miss, fille d'Albion.
Le Libraire.—Madame, vous de-"
sizez?
Miss.—Je' volals une bouquln.
Le libraire.—Oui l'accent etranger,
lache le client* qu'il servait et se pre-
cipite aux ordres de l'Anglalse.—Un
livre?... Parfaitement, Madame. Quel
genre de livre?
Miss—Uri livre d'un auteur?
Le  libraire.—D'un  auteur?. 7
Miss—Oh! yes! .. Je dis mal, D'un
auteur connu.
Le libraire.—Bien, Madame. Desirez-
vous de l'ancien, du classique, du mo-
derne?
M^iss—Classique? Qu'est ce que c'est
avec classique?
Le Libraire—Les auteurs classiques
sont ceux,„d'un talent consacre, c'est
a-dire reconnu et conforme aux regies
admises depuis longtemps.
Miss—Yes. Je comprends.- Attendez
je prends note .. Comment vous ecri-
vez classique? ■
Le libraire, epelant—C, 1^ a, s, s, i,
q; u, e.
.Miss, ecrivant—Oh! merci!..Et puis,
vous avez dit aussi. .moderne?
-Le libraire—Oui. Les auteurs moder-
nes sont les auteurs nouveaux, tout
au moins ceux du sicele,
Miss—Oh! yes. Je ,coimais. Vous
avez une grande poete, Vitho Hugo.   ,
Miss—Je prononce' mal?
Le libraire—Mais ■ non, Miadame
vous prononcez tres bien. „
Miss—Si, vous-riez. Comment vous
dites?
Le. libraire.—Victor  Hugo. Prononcez le c. Puis prononcez o bref. Victor,
Hugo.
•   Miss—Victor Hugo.
Le libraire—Non accentuez _'r.
Le libraire.—C'est cela.
Miss, a demi voix—Victor Hugo . .
oh ves! Thank you.    II a fait de tres
LETHBRIDGE   CONVENTION
Le rapport du comite special sur les
indemnites. ','■",
Votre comite charge de * presenter
des propos au regard de la perception
des indemnites et autre frais qui s'y
rapportent touchant les membres du
dlstrit IS, propose -ce qui suit:
1 er. Le distrit conduira et^payera
tous les frais des proces d'Indemnites.
Eu cas de gagnerTaction le distrit se
remboursora, toutefois le comite exec-
utif aura de droit de rejeter toute.. reclamation qu'll ne considcro pas legitime et enfin que les reglements siii-
vants soront Jnclus dans la Constitution du Distrit pour la conduite des
membres.
2 e. Le secretaire de chaque local
fera au Distrit un paiement mensuel
de 5,centlns per membre en sus de la
taxe indlviduelle et de contributions
extraordinaires lequel paiement' sera
verse dans uh fonds special destine
eKclusivement a couvrir les frais de
litiges consequents aux proces d'in-
demnites.
3 e. Un certificat de blessure ou de
mort couche sur une forme speciale
fournie dans ce but sera obtenue de
medecin par leSecretaire Financier de
chaque local ou' en cas ou 11 n'y a pas
de medecin le Sec Fin. remplira la
forme en regie et la presenter .a la
Compagnie responsable en gardant
une copie pour les archives.
4 e. Le Sec. Fiii. obtiendra des< cer-
tificats do medecin tous les mois pour
les membres ayant droit a l'indemnite
mensuelle et le presenter personnelle-
ment a la Compagnie responsable, sol-
licitant un detail de leurs gages et
du montant payes chaque,,beneficiare
et'le Sec. Fin. tiendra compte des
dits details.
5 e. Toms lqs documents se rap'por-
tant aux cas contestes par la Compagnie responsable*et toute correspon-
dance en resultant sera remise au
Secretaire du Distrit et le Sec. ,Tes.
informera le local du progres des affaires. „      o
6 e". L'executlf du distrit procura les
services des avocats necessaires a la
conduite des litiges. •
Tous les imprime's necessaires ser-
Women need 2am-Buk even
• more than men. For chafed
places, inflamed surfaces, skin
sore from friction from clothing,
rough; red hands, unsightly face
sores—jor all these and a
hundred.and-one needs that are
peculiar to wom-an, Zam-Buk is
a boon..
.Then there' are tho children I
For their little cuts and burns
and knocks—lor skin ras.es nnd
skin sores, _am-Buk is far the
best.   Why ?
Best because it is pure. Best
because it contains not one grain
of mineral matter or poisonous .
coloring, not one bit ot animal
fat. It is antiseptic, soothing
and healing.
UN PESSIMISTE
L'entrevuo de M. James ,l,"l-lill, lo
Innceur amorlcaln do chomlns do for,
n'ost jms du tout nccoptoo a la lottro
par les ol'flclors des roueaux annul-
Ioiib. On no crnlnt pan Icl uno congestion du tniflc, car Io roulnnt out
s'ufflsnnt, ot pout a quolquea houres
d'avls clro utlliso dans l'un ou I'nutro
des grands ccntroa do trnnflport. Lea
clinniliiB dn fnr out moliiH dn dlfflcul-
toa a surmontcr uu Canada qu'aux Et-
utK-UnlB. ol. uotro payH no aublra nu-
cun controcoiip do lu congestion du
truflc aniorlfiuln. ;■
List of Locals District 18
Trade Marks
DctiaNi
.... -      Coi»vnioHT6 Ao.
\sssmxvm™
Innttrn*. (Itiitint nffinrt tdrfrmWiifpAlant:
VttliiiU <t«.k«n t.lirtmih Munn AXo, tt»*t»i
W«tiUiw(U«, without chiri-l.lolh-"
scientific Httttrtcan.
■ hiBdwraWf Ulu«i«t«tWMJiir. tAuaaateu*
lUtlonSettr tttanxtnaloarnal.,V«mito_
^B^a^txnmt*at,po*\*i*t**p*i-  WlW
Ledger Ads Pay
NO.
2!»
181
I ill
2 J fill
1387
(ill
2G33
MMM I
2;<78
kill
2877
2178
1H20
'i.'ib'A
2314
12G3
2407
10,r.8
28r.O
•_7-f
1233
5S5f>
2334
2352
2m
2C72
21SS
102
1039
2(118
(Correcti;d by Dlati*
NAME
Iliinkhond
llonvor Creole,
IlQllOVttO
Hlnlrmoro
Cnnmoro
Conl City
Coloimm
CiuliondiUo
Cardiff
xJdniUX
Corbin
ninniond City
Kdmonton City,
Kdmonton ,
rj\'iliiuii\u>i
Fornio
Frank
Hosmer
HIHcroBt
Konmaro
Lclhlirld-sr***
Lillo
Mnplf I>;nf,
Mlc)i<<]
PnusburK    'I
lioynl Collieries
Roche Percco
Btrathconn
Taber
Tabor,
Tnylorion
let Sec rotary up to March 7,   1010)
SEC. AND P. O. ADDRE88
T, nrndloy, nnnldiond, Altn,
J. C. McNeil. Ut-avi'i' Cri'i'k, Altn, v IMiit'lior
J. Uurlco, llollcviio, Frank, Altn.
O. Kelly, niiilrmoro. Alta.
Wm, AiiroII, Cnnmoro, Altn.
T. Dcinlcy, Conl City Tulii-f,' Alia.
W. Oi'iihnm, Colemnn, Altn.
O. M. Davies, Cnrboiulnlo, Colemnn, Aim.
J. Apli.i, Cfinliii, Aim,
t\ li. Hi, Aitui.i, Cutuiil', AUti,
ll. S. Luc, Corbin 11. C.
Pr.t Kelly, »lamon-l CHy. UtlibrldRf. Altn.
C. P. Lnrrler. Ifi I Ilollnmy fit. Rdreontnn
Tllclinnl Thompson, Frnanr Flntn, Kdmonton
-•  . ■• - .      *■»• nt      t* 1 i
*.,   1>C k l*li Vi tf* J t    *Jt>&    fcinJiili-t-ih *' *t-m    *****    k-*r+'**•'** »■*',*>***-
D. Itooi, Fernio ll, C. ,,
O. Nflcol, Frank, Altn.
J. W Morris. Hosmer, IJ. C.
J. O. .Joncn, Hlllrrost, Altn.
K. Kvans, Kcnmnre, N. D,
L, •Moorr-, P. O, 113, LothbrldRe, Altft
W. L. Kvnns, Lillo, Frank, Alia.
F. TJorififfi. "Mnplo Lonf. nellovuo, Altn..
M. nirrt-ll, Mitlul. Vt. C
Oscar Carlson, T'nssburR, Altn.
Chas, Smith, Uoyul Coll., UthbrldBe, Altn.
L. McQuarrlo, Hoch Pfircco, Snnk.
A. Shaw,, strathcona, Alia.
Wm. Russell. Taber, Alia.
B. nrowtt, Taber, Altft.
J. Ttocbo, Kstifvnti, Sask.
ILS RECLAMENT
Lea oxpedltours do train ot los tele-
grniihlstos,* a London, Oninrlo, (Ionian-
dent, une niiRinentatlon do salalre re-
presontont dix pour cont.
Lours conl'rovoH do lu dlvlalon buIv
ont leur oxomplo ot. dolvont ces Joura*
cl H'nbouchor nvec los patrons a Toronto, pour fulro vnlolr lours droits.
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/LES ELECTIONS EN FRANCE
Les Fonctlonalrres ne Poiirront Prendre Part a lu Lutte Electorate, Do-
. claro le President du Consell.
PAIII8, 31--M. ArlHtldo llrland, pro-
aldout. du coiihoH, a full aujnurd'hiil
nu- Honnt uno import mil o dcclnrntlon
rolntlvoH mix prochnliioH olcciloim ttr-
nnrnlos.
II n nfl'li'im- (|ti'll hili'i'dlHiill ntiHoltt
nieni. mix foiK'tliJtiniilri'H do preudro
inirl. ii lu lutte f'liK't(iriilu (|ul vu s'oii'
vrlr. .
Mien plus, II a'ost. ciiKiiiifi duvunt. In
Iiniiti* iiKHt'iublw- n ii'U)i|iitir riiwn iiui
M'l'iili'iit prlri cn fliiKimil ik'llt il'iittltii'
Hon (|iiol(.'mi-f|un,
jolies poesies.   .
Le libraire--Jolies! . .'
Miss—Jolies poesies. - :
Le libraire.—Nous avons toiite la
collection. Si Madame veut voir ..
Entre autres une collection de. luxe II-
lustree.
Miss—Oh! yes. Je veux voir.
Le libraire—au * client,    qui attend
toujours.—Vous permettez, ■ Monsieur,
une secondo?      " o
, Le Client, avec un pale sourire —
Faites donc!«
Le libraire, etale devant l'Anglalse,
la dite collection. Miss, froidement,
parcourt lea volumes, regnrde les gr'a-
vures se fait donner des explications.
Enfin sc'leve,
Mlcs—C'ost charming, very charming.
Le libraire.—Est ce quo ^Madame
prendra quelque ouvrago?
Miss—Oh! yes jo.prondral.
Lo libraire—Si Madame vent choisir?
Miss—Cortalnomont. Mnls jo dols'
puravant falre un. ..comment vous
appelo/.,.  un trottement...,? Xo?
Le libraire, chorchnnt:—Un..iroto»
ment?
.Miss—Yes., un pas. .comme can-
rlr,.
Lo libraire, illumine.—Ah!.. ■ Uno
course?
Miss—Yob, yos....Uno courso.—
I.o llbrnlro soiirh, l'nlr rnvl et iuiiuhi*!—
....une courso diins lo Pnlnls-Hoyal..
co n'ost pas loin jo peiiso?
Lo llhrnlro.—Non mailnmo, e'est n
ili-ix piiH,, Tcimz! ll vn a lu nni'ii'--
Vouz n'flvi'/, qu'ii proiulrc hi pi'i'tnlon'
rue n drollc.voiiH voyoz?
Miss—Yuft.
Lo  lllirnli'O.—PulH vous touriio;',
Kiiuohi', O'csi on.
Ml rs—Oh! Morel
n l'lioiH'o!
Kilo Hon.
Lo llhrnlro, mir lo pus do In |ioit-'~-
I'romliiro rue n droitr> ot triurin'Z n
Kimclin!—II loniro duns na liouilqiio
on ko, find mil Ins maliiH, --Au c-lli-nt
. . Monsieur, jo mils u vous,
ont fournis par le Distrit a chaque
Local; les frais d'impression seront
debites au fond d'indemnites.
(Signe)   John D.  Harrington, John
O. Jones, Charles Garner, Comite.
Fatale Accldente In Michel
Glovcdl matt Inn un giovanl Italiano
dl nome Giorgio Possl, sulla vorde eta
dl 21 anni rlmnneva ucciso dalla cad-
uta dl un miisso dl roccla montre era
Intento a lnvornro* nolla irilnii numero
3. Kra un buon giovano dl eccollenil
carattero od umnlo e ben vIrIo da tutti suol compngnl dl lavoro, Nol jlo-
plorinmo Iminonsann:nto lu sua Inirn-
nturii pcrdltn.
Questo glovdiio non ancorii nmmoglt-
ato Hopporlavn col suo lavoro la sua
vecohln innndro cho al trova nol vecdil
pnoiil,
t\ WIFE'S EXPERIENCE.
* Mra. Jos»ph  C;irr,   who  Ucopi  a
procery tturo Rt 201 Hamburg Are.,
Toronto, b.-ys :—" In all my years of
hiiusi-kecping I lmvo never yet Ubod a
pr.'piraiiim equal lo Znii-l>ulc.    It is
nothing short of a wonder   a, miracle,
lii'leed I cannot spea'.: in teiiii3 too
pmiseworthy i*f its wundeiful healing
propcilits, ami would not be without
tliia reu.ciV'M my homo at any cost.
I have used it for sores, cuts, biuifics
and other el;in iujurioa, nnd consider
it  a  hou-thoJd  necessity, especially
whero thero ttro children, as it heals
oil' wounds arid bruiser in almost incredibly short tiir.e.     My eldest Ron
had occasion to uso Zam-Buk for a
lia'lly inflamed too, caused by an ingrowing too nnil.    A few applications
wi.TGulltliatwnsneeeFsary to draw out
tho soreness and' inflammation, and ),o
tins had no troulila with the toe tint*.   Every_
mother anil ever.v woman "wlio~h*i3 charge or a
house should keep Zam-Buk handy."
Sure cure for eczema, varicose veins, bad leg,
ncalp sorea, 1 loo*l jio'sonlnf;,' lace lorei, rlnff-
worm. Bait rheum, |)ilei, cuti/burni, hruiici,
and all skin iiijurit-s and diiiea«n. EOo box,
druKsiicts »nd stores everywhere or post fret
Jrom Znm-Buk Co., Toronto, lor price.
anno trovato cho i bravo begllnnl non
anno volulo nbboccare all'amo, si sono
rivoltl niringhilterrn ma anche Iagglu
non'gll sura facile pescare? Anderan-
no nlirovo? ne troveranno? staremo a
vedere,.. .Esse vlrlusclssoro, dl portare qualche. poco dl plobuglla do cho
non sara facile, I nostri, frntelll snpran-
no 1 loro doverl.
II Nostro Irigremento Lodissea del
" F.ll Rizzuto
♦ ,.♦
♦ DONT GO TO NOVA 8COTIA ♦
*ir ■   ■ -ir
<. Airoiilr td Dw ftomlnlrm rnnl ■*►
♦ Co, of Cnpo Hrnion N. S„ nm ♦
♦ at work trying to Indtico min- ♦
♦ ors of WIlki-sliuiTu nnd oilier ♦
*♦• niithi'iiclto mlno towns to ko ♦
<4> thoro and i>wib.   DlHtrlct  ami «•»
♦ kiciil   (itticiii-   Mi.mli)   xixwx 4a
♦ thoiiiHfllvofl to prevent   ilium ♦
♦ from HcciirhiB   nny men for ♦
♦ SlU'll  plll'pOHO, ♦
♦ A strilio lias boon on In No- ♦
♦ vn Hoot la and at thono mlnos ♦
♦ bIhc(,» July fi with ovory pros- ♦
♦ lift I of -Atinithi--,. ♦
♦ Don'i go thero and try to do- ♦
♦ fuiit. yum' biuth'.'i'u who arc •*>
♦ f |«li ting for (lio iIkIi tlo oi'kiui- ♦
♦ i7.o nnd bottor roiulltlona of ♦
♦ employ mom. ♦
♦ Slay, away, Imi notice will ♦
♦ bo given in Hi''fio coliimnK ♦
4* when tho -striko li won. Ub- <D>
♦ or pupor*. )»liiii.i( voi»y. «.
♦ ♦
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
Un Iinlliino de nomo I'lon-o Tonr-lln
v.hr. (]urnnto rostnto iinssnio ubbe hi
dlsgrn/lu dl I'nisl mnlo mont re lavor-
nvn In una envu 01 cnlco al Crow's
N"K(  n. O. trnviisl nnonrii lulCnrn rlo-
ovoiuto iioH'oHiiudnlo ill I'Vnilo. (jni'sf.
ilndivldua iippai'llonl nU'iuilono dl lllll-
1 on.'Ht, Altn.
» |    l.'lMilono   Htn oiii fiioi'inlo Id oppor-
•itiiiii- priitlclio pit polorln iniiiidiirc nl
Jo rovloiiH tout | vocohl piiosl, dovo si spoin olio' il cuiii-
bliiiiif'iiio darlii gll Kjovi'rn inoliii por
111   Kllll   HllllltO,
Tra lo tanto nbblinzzlono npparten-
eiul nl nostri cpiinuzzionnll dl ogni ce-
to eddlmonsiislonl. lSddn, annoversnrl
11 Biiperbo fablirlcato cho sara la sostl-
tiixKionc dol vucchlo Imperial Hotel.
Voro orgogllo por Isolerll fratelll, como
puro por 11 nomo nnzzlonnle, 11 suddot-
10 fnhhrlontn tiorto (junsl por luenntn
noiioho lo ultro coinproso 11 nologglo
dl oarozzo o cavulll degno di una
grnnde moiropoli.     11 iletto hotel per
11 proBHlmo moso una motii sara mos-
sa fornploiii o pi-r il prosHlmo niituinno
sii ni loi'inlniito oDiiiph-'tniiionto,
Snni uno dol prlml o plu iimdornl
Hotol dl Kornlo, Kddu nniiovornrsl
hi ilHIgonW- hiiiiio d'oporn dnl snlorto
m.ro ni'oliototto Signor Socoiido Ilnrlo
dlHilutlsslinn pfrsoiin, Aiigurliiiiio num-
i glor Iiii'tiiiui.
LA CANAGLIA  CAPITALISTA
Sorrisl  dl Cull.i
l,n gi'iitllisHlinii eoiisorl.' did nlgniif
Nli.nh'itl,  iniiiingli'r<!  ih'l   "Itiuiiii   IJn-,
I M'l" gll    ri't-hiMi  iiim vlnpii    liniiiblini
I f Mil IO   ih'i    llllll   IIIIHH'I,        ('I'l'   IIMI'll    hi
glnld   ihllli   I'i'llri'   onppln,       I'i'l'  dure
. iiiiinulDi'i' !iii|iiili<o ulli' fi-nii* |iiisi|iiiili',
\ Mllll'UI I'l'Icl/liMl'   II   Mill! I)  llllllihlllll  fill'
!/.ii'iuln dn |--n)i-|-iii II signor .1. Alollu,
1 iii'i'.-'niiii  ill-stlinii  ili'lhi  iirwirii i-nlniili'i.
I    i'i'l  r'liiM'iiioii   dolln   inlt'li"'  ill   r-ir
,       , . jlKinf'dolla Prnvliiolii Novn S«oilii, iniu ; qui oiii! hi kiiii jJiilorio aiiiliirlii dl nun*
n I.o olloni, roKiinlnnt. Ioh volumos fl-j^.,.,,,,,,   ,„,,,„„ ,■,,„ ,IM1|„)1,1I
iiIoh. HII.. cm tri'X lil»n, oolio oi)llo.:|.|uiI)(Jll|lit|(,h(M(l!ni(JV
loil, .In pi'i'iidriilH vnloiilii-i'H cos M'liilio !n).
voluinoH,
I.o 11ljrnl!■**.—*f*"i,Ht oiiiiiiyoiix!, .!■•
Il'lll l|l|o oolto Hollo, . Jo no vuudriilH
Iiiih' In di'piirolllor, SI mn 'ollouio
voulnlt. iiroclHomont coiix-la!
 AC'tMl     Ill.Slglllllllllt, IrV      . L-llflll.
[tiiii.
Au Ihitlhh Hotel, MIhu mlwm», "My
darling,
Jo miIh ooi'lvniit vous on frnncnlH,
tifln do moiilroi' n vnua lo piogros   do
llllll,    '» (Jill-   )IIWIl'1|l-   Jl'"ll    it)'|0' llllll-   IV,
lnnguo out tout n, full utile. Aiijounl-
hul, Jo suIh alien diina un llhrnry. Do-
iiinin jo Hi'ial dmiH un nutro nmgiiHln.
I.o comnioiciiiii, Icl, out tron coinphil-
Hiint, ooinmo toim leu . riincaiH, ot don-
no rn fffi'1, pour rle-n, mio ovooltonio
locon do liiiigngc. Cost chomi tros no-
f*i"-",'i|i*-' f|ii,'ini| on n'n pnr,, oornni-'- t.oii"
itHKoy iiiiijoii pour payer |)i'«if«-KK<:iir on
nrlu-tor IIitob d'etudoii. Mul* conilihii
jo coniprciiH (c^tlo parolo <|iio voun dis-
ioz n mol nproK ijuw vous f-roii n-v-nu
dtx raiis;
lw  rV.iii'-.il'V rttl trfi* rrfrttll.     .1 f,■>(•-'
fori I : iiii-i'i'liiiiio. (■■ri-liiwlio a furs! uun ills-
iiiohI. horri'KRoiio Ici'oiu \,ml/.7.hnw od ohkoio utlniiito unit
o|o|ii'ro d-giio ilViifiimlo,      | miIh d;|gl| iiidiiinl, non i-|io mulio do!
Ln oiiinpiignlo M tviiiui rivoltl .pi-r nr- j |iii|i('*'i olio ol iih|iltn.     Aimurliimo nllii
I'uolliiio  cniiiilrl,  ul   tu'lulo,  iiorui.'olti . riip|i|ii uu hlii-o nv.vouln1.
fl_n_K_IF HAMIITnN
h0 F^k WW I«'*■ i<Imp I    1 I^rnM IImI -taPllt
Tlio Opening on<l MnmfnJninjJ of a
SavinjiH Bank Account is a duty that
everyone owes, both tp tliomHolvcs
and to ihona dependent on them*
Your SavinfiN Account Solicited*
J. R LAWRY, AGENT
Ferni'} Drnnch
il i:iit t.rilldirmont bavardl"'--(.:oriir.ii
G'ttHt wa'.
"I THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,   B. C APRIL 9 1910  "" •
,     C. P. R. TIMETABLE
Arrive Fernie
No. 213 West   ; lOlOO
No.  214 East  17.55
No. 236 Local East  -    9.12
No. 235 Local West ...'  1*3.27
No. 7 West Elyer .:.:  10.40
No-  8 East Flyer    20.08
Change takes effect Sunday June 6.
G. N. TIME TABLE
NO. 252 l        N No. 251
6.55 FERNIE 11.05
■7.13 HOSMER 10.40
7.25 .    OLSON 10.32
F.50   • MICHEL 10.10
Arrives Spokane 8.30 p.m.
Arrives Seattle 10.15 a.m.
Local   News
See Blundell's Saturday Specials.
The Ladies Aid society of the Baptist church will hold their monthly tea
at the home of Mrs. Roaf on Tuesday
, afternoon April 12.
N. B. in Boston means no beans, not
so in Fernie on the lith, as thore will
" be plenty at the social given by   the
girls' of Knox church.
Girls' Club of the Knox church will
give ■ a* pork and bean social on Tuesday, April 14th from 6.30 to 8 o'clock.
Something new in the lino ot a program. All for, 2o cents, two bits or a
quarter of n dollar.
Scotchmen ' aro informed that although N. B. stands for that, part of
the old land from which they hail that
lo the girls,of the Knox church it has
■a more extended significance to wit
—Nice Beans and excellent pork.
' A very special service ytiYl be held
in the Salvation Army citadel Sunday
morning at 11 a.m., led by the Rev.
Mr. Reed, the evangelist; also at 3
p.m. and 7.30 services will be held.
Remember every one is welcome.
Tho moving pictures at the Grand
Theatre are just a ilttle better than
thc average and are well worth "the
price'of admission. Saturday night
always brings some special features,
and anyone attending will not be dis-
' appointed.
Wanted for the D.O.K.K.     A real
live goat to be taken to Cranbrook for
.lodge purposes.       Our reporter who
is a „\Velshxnan, is   trying to get us to
allow him to get t he goat, but 'we have
doubts ias to*his intentions,    as he
might try to foist a monkey on us. He's
• from Tredegar.
■*' Angus McKenzie, foreman carpenter
on tho post office building,'left,, last
'week for Nelson, having finished his
"contract here.'   -'"Mack' as a finished
The management of the Fernie Opera house are playing to full houses
this week. Besides an excellent run
of motion pictures, they are putting
ori several short vaudeville specialties.
A cartoonist last week and a monologue,, song and dance man this week
liven things up considerably. The
wandering minstrel threatened to'sing'
Lydia Pink'nam's "latest song "Where
the Heart Is, The,,-Liver is not Far
Away,"- but the music had not arrived.
The managers deserve the patronage
they are receiving.
The residents of that portion of W.
Fernie near the bridge have for' several days past been laboring under the
pleasing impression .that there would
be no recurrence of last year's daiftage
and discomfort. The sum total of improvement is. up to the- present, the
removal of a few roots and some old
trees on the East bank which will no
doubt be effective in permitting
the logs to float more readily, but'
whether adequate to prevent overflowing Is an uncertain quantity.
Pietro Tonella, who met with a very
serious accident while at work in a
lime quarry at Crow's Nest'last summer, at present an inmate in the Fernie hospital, is so far recovered that
It is contemplated to send him back
to his native Italy this summer where
it is hoped that the change of scenery
and climate may have a. beneficial effect upon him.' Ho is a member of
tbe Hillcrest Local union 1058, U. M.
W. A.
The CROW'S NEST TRADING CO..
Limited
The Store of Good Values
COUNCIL
MEETING
Saturday  Specials
2 Lb, Tins Preserved Fruits
6 Tins $1.00
16 Oz. Bottles Johnson's Fluid Beef
.   ^ Each70c       ,*'■*,
Shredded Wheat Biscuits
2 Pkts 25c
Bananas
25c per Doz
Ladies' Black Sateen Underskirt of
best quality Sateen with deep accordiah ,.
pleating, 18 inch shirred flounce, exceptionally good value at $1.50.       "
For Saturday Selling- ,95c
.workman, has few equals as the work
in the federal building shows, and -his
host of friends here wish for him the
success he deserves.
In'the issue of March of Canadian
Cement, and Concrete Review we note
a well written article descriptive of
Fernie, and having'special reference
' to the importance of concrete buildings
, from the pen of'our esteemed citizen,
W, M. Dicken.' Thero are also two
illustrations which are exceptionally
sharp.
Baptist chapel corner of Howland
Avenue and Jaffray street. Preaching
services every Sunday at 11 a.m. and
7,30 p.m., and Sunday school at 2,30
p',m.'' .All are cordially invited to
these services, Noxt Sunday the pastor will preach in tho morning on
"Unconscious Power" and in the evening on "Profit and Loss"
Mr. and 'Mrs. Thomas Kyimslon wish
to assure their mnny friends of tliolr
heartfelt appreciation ot tho sympathy
and lovo shown In,, tliolr recent   bo-
I'p'ivomont, tho untimely denlh of their
beloved son  Arthur Thomas, nlso to
the I.  O,  O. V., the Methodist Sun-
dny school, Mr, .lohn Tlowbrnolc nnd
others for th<> floral trlhulos.
■    Wc regret, to hnvo to chronlclo   the
passing nwny on Sunday Iiihi, lliu I'rd
Inst., nt Birch HIH House, lllnrnny Cn,
Cork, of Mrs, Juno CJorko,    aged (W
yearn.     This' Is  lho  mot her or  our
City Chlof of Polico Kobcrt, who no
ri'coiiily returned from vlslllng thu old
homo,     Wc  know  that ho  has thn
sympathy of tho entire community In
this hour of hiuIhuhh.
For (Df* hoiii'fli of our rcii'k-TH who
aro chicken fanolerH wn would call
lliolr attention lo lhe nepnrlmeiit of
Agrlculiun/H list of bulleliiiH on lho
various mnlioi'H of Intniont to nil who
nro ,'iigiigcil In poultry raising, The
first bulletin, which wo have received
this week, ilciila willi I lm BUhJi'i;) of
Incubation nud ihu raising of chlclt-
oiii-i, DepiiriiinMil of Agrlciillni'e, Victoria, II. (J,
be-
ar-
the
park
ma-
charge
actual
A special meeting, of the-'city council Was held last* night, in the coun-.
cil chamber! .Mayor Herchmer and
Aids.. Johnson, Beck, Kennedy and
Morrison being present, -
W.' S. Stanley. was given an extension' of ten days in tha removal
of the old Imperial Bank    building.
Shorty Green, official dog catcher,
was authorized to .sell dog tags, a
sliding - scale of commission' was fixed, fifty cents being allowed for the
majority and seventy:five cents for
the minority." The fees for impounding ' stray animals and : furnishing
board and * lodgings for same was
also set. - ,- ■'■' "
It was decided to/raisewthe-'.sum
"of fcen^™thousa5id—•uollars~by~debe_-
tures for street improvements ^subject tb the necessary petitions
if
ing received.
Aid,     Beck reported that an
rangement had been made with
Elk Lumber Oo. to clear the
the company to allow for all
tcrial taken therefrom and
the city 90 per cent.' of the
cost.        _ -
Tho city clerk was instructed to
secure the necessary petitions for the
following money bylaws:
Water extensions;' $19,000.
.Sewers,. $41,000.
Surface Drainage*, $27,000.
Schools, $7,000.'
Street Improvements, $10,000.
Electric light oxtenslons,-$G,000.   .
The appointment' of tho police and
licence commissioners was confirmed
by tho Provincial' Secretary.
Tho Chlof of tho Fire Department
asked for 500 feet moro'hoso, but
tho matter was laid over until tho
extension of the water system was
comploto,
Tho Fornio Lumber Oo.'s tondor
for lumber for sidewalks was accepted, tho prico belnj? $18 por thousand,
Tho tender of E. Wast for laying
sidewalks for tho BOafion was accoptod Biibjoct to a, satisfactory guarantee being furnished. Tho prico was
$05 per thousand foot.
It was decided to ondoavor to got
tho property owners on Main street
to ugri-Q to tho construction of
granolithic wnlliH in tho businoss section.
Dr, Andorson wns nppolntod mod-
leal hoalth oflloox, pro torn, in order that a permit might ho glvon
to opon tho cnBkot containing tho
body of tho lato John ftorkoo.
Moottne then adjourned.
Ladies' seven gore Vicuna Skirt made"
of good quality cloth in Navy.   Green
and Black.     Trimmed with Soutache
Braid and Black Satin Buttons. Good
value at $3.50, '        , 7 .
For Saturday Selling $2.25
We sell on easy monthly  terms BELL
PIANOS AND OEGANS
$5-*-COUPON PREE-^5
, Cut Coupon Out; Present at Store  *
This Coupon is good for $5 in trade
if presented tomorrow (Saturday) the
9th inst., with the purchase of any Fit-;.
Reform Suit. To out of town customers this offer remains open.until the foi-,
lowing Monday.  „
s   Groceries
On Grocery Orders amounting to $25
and over we prepay freight charges to -
any railway station in'the district.* * -
Your mail order will receive prompt
.and most'careful attention; /
1 Careful housekeeers appreciate the
saving our Grocery department places
within their reach. A • comparison will
prove that we can save you from 15 to
.20 cents on every dollar, at the same
time render you better service, and supply your table wants with a higher quality of eatables than you can procure
elsewhere;'   ..-/
White Star and Magic Baking Powder
Per tin 15c
Chase &, Sanborn's Seal Coffee
ILb. Tins 40c
Fancy-Seeded Raisins .
3 Pkts 25c *■'
Reindeer. Condensed Milk
■ , ■ 2 Tins 25c
"    White Swan.Laundry Soap
i i      6 Bars 20c
Fancy Table and Cooking Apples
0 5 Lb. for 25c; per box $1.95
Choicest Ontario Creamerj' Butter
Per. Lb. 35c
Malta Vita, Force, Toasted Corn Flakes
'".'   Per PktlOc
SATURDAY  SPECIAL
'   Fancy Mixed Gakes.-Iteg. 25c . Special 20c
.   Premier Baking Powder reg. 25c "     20c
Premier "Jelly Powders reg. 3 foi\25c"'" "4 for 25c.
f      W.J.   BLUNDELL      GlveusacaU
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For Saturday
We Are Soh? Agents for
PRATT'S POULTRY & STOCK
■*    *       FOODS
The following are a few of the many
items where we can save ^ybu money
Fine Granulated Sugar per 20 lb. Sacl-
Ivory Bar Soap, be?t 'laundry-,
Empress Cream, the very best}
Aylmer Jams, Ontario flavor, per 7 lb. tin 50c
$1.15
6 bar 20c-.
■'    *.
14 tins $1.00
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BUSINESS   LOCALS
Apply Box 93
36
Trites-
SAVE
Your    Job    Printing
orders  for   me
Will be opon in ;i
fow (lny.* in tlie old
Bunk of Hamilton
Building, on Polhit.
Avonuo, Komi'**;
Mih. J. II. Hnwklnfl, oldest ilau-
f-htor ol Mr. nnd Mra, J.B, Hmlth,,,
illpfl In Kelson on Friday Intit, Mm,
HnwkinH wns a very onthUHlnHtl*'
mombor ol the choir nt Chrlut
Church In thin city prior to her -h*
piu'ture to Nelfion. Approprlnto
hymns wero rendered nt thc ncrvlccn
in xJimm -.Juun-'j  on biinuuy     Jit.,*.,
Ul  IIK'iiut')' ul iUxi dmitifUd,
BBXU
W* S. Stanley
COHI'OIUTION OF THK C1TV   OF
KKHN1K.
I'Um.IC NOTICK IU0 DOC3B
On nnd nfter April 15th noxt any
dofr or bitch found running nt Inr-jo
without tho owner thereof linvlriK
pnld a tux roqulrod by 8oe.
Ifi of Hy-Lnw No. 91 of tho City of
I'VrnI'', niK-li dor', or bltr-li will be
Impounded nnd unlfi/m rcilccinod
within three clenr dnys nftcr such
linpoundfn*: every mich doir or bitch
will bo d'iBtroyed.
c ii. nouf/ro.v,
City   Clerk.
Fornie, n.C, Mnrch 24, 1910 2fc
Typewriter for Sale
Ledgeri
Get your baby carriages at
Wood Co.
Always ready: ham sandwiches and
coffee at Ingram's.
Select ■ your   stock '.of    SimmerS
ScedS at Suddaby'S,
■ Remember,tho spot to buy furniture
and stoves is at Uio Trites-Wood Co.
If you want help of any kind phone
G5: The East Kootenay Realty Co.
See tho East Kootonay Realty Co. ad
this week.     It moans money, to you.
'   Hot tea or coffee served at Ingrams
pool room.
If you are a particular smoker got
your smokes'at Ingram's.
Just tho thing oi,.rly in thn morning
ov Into nt nighf, a hot. lunch at Ingram's,
For Salo: Seven frosh cows, can bo
fioon'fit. Mntthow Tully'B, Fornio Annox
across Rocroation Grounds. 37 p
. For Sulo:-- Furniture of' 2 rooms,
crockery, kltchonwnro, etc. On vlow
Room four ovor MIhhob Killer's storo,
'   —- 37pd.
For sulo: Cooking stovo, wood heat-
or, I'ow household iirilcloa. Apply T.
A, Pnton, Fornio Annox, cornor Cox
and Chlpman, .—DC
New nnd drowsy stylos In ladlos and
nifsHOH Huim, HkirlH nnd jnckolH. Tlio
MIhbch Euler,
Sowing nmclilnoH, drop head, tlio
bout In Iho lnnd, fully guarnntood for
ID ynnrs from $'J8 oach up at Trltos-
Wood Compnny,
Cliiiriuliig and becoming stylos In
Ht root and (Iivbh hats, Tlm MIshoh
Kulor.
Window shinies cut to fit your windows without, oxlrn charge; largo hIzoh
mado tn orclnr al. thn Trltos-Wood Co,
For Hiiln: Quint or soction of flrnt-
t'liiHH lnnd within throo uiIIoh of Pin-
cher station, Alb Tin (virgin soil.) Apply T.ntlgor.
IIoiiho fnr Hnln with 2 lots In Wost
Fernio; I*. ronnu'd houso, wiitor, En-
qulru of 13. lliiipor, MePhoi'Hou tivo-
uno.
If you want n Joh lot us know, Wo
lmvo nil KiiicIh ot jobs wniting. fJnut
iv-juiuiutj   _v;al!)   Co,
Wii n I ml: KxpiJi'ioncod lath nilllnioii
to work In I-V'iiik', H. C. Must havo
hoiiio oxpi'iioiico, Apply in J.. T.
Kmlth, caro Klk Lumbor Cnin|inii*\ Fornie, 11. L\
We* can mi'Ct nvi'ry domnnd as to
color, ntyk'H nnd riunllty in Wall Pa-
purs and nt' prlooH that will plonso
you.     N. H. Suddaby,
KggH for huddling from puro bred
Huff OrphliiRtniiH, fl.fiO per noumx nf
I a. Apply T, Kyimslon, IdocU 10".
Anin'!* l'*>,-<«i\«l<m. I'.-Jp
Ripe Bananas .',,■■''
Oranges, Apples,
and Tomatoes,
Fresh Lettuce, Celery,
jj   Radish _s, Parsley, .
..'' Spinach, Asparagus,-*
-and^-Rhu^arbpTEtci	
j  •■    -:■ -^ vr ■■:.--::.*;.-;l
i
I
I
Fresh Every
I
Trites-Wood Company
J
LIMITED
Igrog'eri'es
fj
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Greatest Of Them All
Here arc two styles for spring, created by the greatest
designer in Canada.
He devotes all his time and talent to originating new styles,
striking styles, distinctive styles, for Fit-Reform.
Nothing but the Best Procurable
-■ ■  ■, I, ■,  hi     - -     - - -■ — - * - - ■
I havo just put in stock this woolc a full lino of
FRESH BISCUITS
SUITINGS
Thore is nothing to houfc onr Mado to Moasuro Suits
in QUALITY, .KIT,   FINISH. & PHICE
A. A. McBEAN
The Cash Merchant Opp. Post Office
We have Specials every day
I
GILL DOARDING HOUSE
A t'Oinforilibit- hiimo for tho minor.
Tabln hoard tlm Ih-hi, in thn elly. Hoom
mul .mm il iW.'i iht mouth. AU v,UlW'
help. B. rinylor, Prop. US i>
Wc have thc models shown above in rich, elegant paltemij
'--Jsu iu-uy ulltCti of the niaclcr'.- making in I, 2 and 3
button clfects.
These are, beyond question, the hand-   rftf
norriMt hnnd  tailored garments ever  qf    ,1 IT*    -^.u
shown in this city. 5   M REFORM^
We cordially invite you to see tliem.      ^^^^^
The Crow's Nest Trading Co,
Sole Agents in Fernie
SUITS   and <M fl
OVERCOATS WI U
and up made to your measure.   The
latest New York and English
Cloth and Styles
P AMTHT? TTTM   ftttnm*  3 nmt S, Th* A, IXf-rtt nlnrl*/
r AIM I UlS.1 U 1V1   NnXT I'UKNIU HQTKL, I'BRNm
CLOTHES GLEANED, REPAIRED PRESSED
Advertise in the District Ledger

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