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Tfae Official Orsran of District No. ,18, U.-ra. w. ofnA.
VOI*. V.   No. 37
Political Unity is Victory
FERNIE,   B. C, April 16tlt,  1910
A Fellow Townsman's
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Aay who have been gazing neaven-
ward recently must have noticed that
the visible part of the moon has, at
either extremity,-a toothpick. sharpness or what; Is commonly termed "A
hanging imbori;"" the origin ,of this
fades so far back Into' the shades of
antiquity'*'that, the ,date Is lost, al-
,? though some students of Chaldean re-
' search state that* there is mention
, .made of It. among the archives of these
people..-.'; Although this may be^of .interest ;to archaeologists and others of
.that ilk, we do but make allusion tb it
(),deeming.that the more important fei-'
ture Is its present day significance,
] ..and while.the term is almost self ex-
■ pYanatory, for the benefit of our readers who are neither disciples of St Hubert nor students of Camille Flammar-
ion, we. deem Jt advisable 'that when
the defunct body, 'supposedly closely
, connected with the operation of tides,
' lies .in such a position in the heavens
. that, it appears i to * the naked eye,as
* though a powder^ horn, such as. were
used -in the last century,' could be
hung upon the lower-point,* ''the-time
is rotten ripe to go a chasing the wild
' ' deer .and following the "roe."'-All of
' of an open book to one of* our most
j-!   celebrated ■Nimrods.'lwhose 'record' as
|   shootist placet him as a fitting aspir*-
( ant for^t|^^ojjors,'.at<,Bisie^.'.-/ {■■;'._..
,; 'y' Retiring .tS^nifefit' iiter.*'a-lengthy.
, ^'cenversation dwelling .^Ipon 'the-:differ*;
7.ent 8UbJoct8t- of absorbing,,interest .to
oiie possessing 'the characterlstlcB In
question, It-naturally followed "as the
night' the day": that the subjective
mind of the hero of. this story was in
a fitting stajte of receptivity for the
, marvellous dream, with its concomitant conclusion that onsued.In the wee
sma' hours, ayant tho twal, when the
innumerable sprites■ that do* revel in
t disturbing the. slumbers of mortals are
most actlye, our hero found hlmsolf
surrounded by a tangle of brush and
jungle that, in comparison, the difficulties experienced by Theodore Roo-
' Bovolt' In his African travels were llko
a journoy through West Pernie on a
dark night, Crashing suddonly through
the brake a 49 tlned' elk (more males-
tin tlmn Jack Lewis has ever seen!
crossed tho range ot vision, but before
tho startled huntsman could bring his
Ross No. !1 Into action, tho cause of
the fright, of the corvuB alces, puffing,
panting und grunting bulkod Into view
and tho awful sight of a grlssly hear
of proportions bo gigantic that It in
doubtful If the city woljjhma'stcr could
• have computed his Weight, on tho
BcnloB, so startled our horo that his
j rapid transportation  (In his droam)
' from tho sublunary region to tho col-
1 OHtiitl country was certainly nccopt-
nblo, but nltis for human hopes, tho
rollef wus but transitory as by a mo-
tambrphoslfl thnt was an rapid ns lt
was astounding, "Ursa Major and Ursa Minor" developing thi*-, physical attributes of thoir onrthly prototypes;
bo fearful was this that tho drontnor
awoko only to find that It was an exceedingly, realistic attack or "In cub
uh" or nightmare; HuBhlnp* to , tho
window to rollovo hln! pent up fooilngs
a sight mot his giua thnt compensated
him for all tho terrible oxnorlencaR ho
hnd just piiHSod through. First,, ho
thought It wns tho much tnlkod of
Kulloy'u- comqf, that was lighting up
tho hoiivons with tan unwonted brilliancy, but oh Joy} bh rapture! a donor
'Inspection showod that tt waH minus
'Homo of tho salient fcaturoB of thin or-
^ant visitor and Instoad that this was
anothor. unknown that had uppoarod
without bolng chronlclod, and that he,
Mho dlbcuvoiuil ft would bo the ouvy
of all astronomers ami astrologers of
tho day, Thus olnte<*l with that broad-
ncBs of mind that signals out tho truly
groat, ho startled tlio operator at tho
_i-.iiUki oilice Ui his dlforls to hnve
othors nharo with htm tho glory of dl.
covbry. Truly It was a sight for tho
godH and eminently hofltllng so momentous nn occasion to soo tho hurried nniwors to tho tolophono cnll as
paferfflmnllna after answering dnttod
thoir slumhftr robes nnd donning their
outer imbllnienfn proceeded "to gaze
at those silent shining stars as In otor-
nnl, unerring cycles thoy movo liko
sllvnr bnrqiioi upon tho uturo non of
hoavon." only'to find thnt tho cnuso of
their matutinal disturbance had dUnp-
nonrod nnd wnn r^plnrrd by tlfonff silvery streaky cloud behind tho effulgent moon,
Sclcntliu to whom wo communlcat-
$1.00 a Year
Local Stems
, Mrs. W. G. Barclay left for the Bast
("Sunday evening on account of the serious illness of her.* father at Toronto;
• The body of the man to whom reference is made ln the Lille Alta., notes
was brought in to Pernie for interment Friday morning. ^His' name, Is
Alexandra Cupldo, and the certificate
of Dr. Snyder states that death was
due to heart failure.
The Great Northwestern Telegraph
Company announce an extension bf
the night letter service to all G. N. W.
offices in Eastern Canada as well as to
the coast and U. S. points. Pull information regarding service can be had
by calling* up local office Phone 25. >
Evangelist Reed will have charge of
the service at the Baptist church bn
Sunday morning beginning at ll o'-
cldck. ' A good time is expected; so
come and enjoy his singing and speaking.. Service as usual at 7.30-p.m.,
when, Pastor Spidell will spejik on
"The Perpendicular Man." '    ■>
* , " n "x
We have obtained but meagre detv.ils
i dative to an accident reported to
have happened cn Spokane* Flyer at
or near. Sandpolnt, .Idaho, between .4
and 5 o'clock last night, when ' ,the
Flyer was derailed:' So far as can be
learned there were no fatalities though
a number were more or less injured.
7 "Word has been received from F.
Schukar'of Byron, Neb., that the mother, of Otto Bergstralsser is anxious
to get any, Information regarding him
as he has not been ,heard from since,
November, when'he'left Tyrol,'. Altai;,
and^was supposed,to come to Fernie
to- work- in the coal: mines.. Any communications may1 be addressed to the
Ledger office or direct, tb Mr. F. Schti-
kar, Byrori^Neb.}/U.sLa. ■'.: '
Enquiries have been made for". tKe
whereabouts of T; M. 'Lewis, a contractor who was heard "of-from the.
vicinity of * Fernie last: Christmas.' He
Is a'-miircoatra&oMbur fingers missing fr<*>ta the left'hand'and a member
bf ..the Mfsonic fraternity^ <■ His family! In Peiprbbro Is very anxious" about
him,.ana a^j-ifbrmatlffRiBiyen will be
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.Spring.c^anirig'isriow here., After the', carpet and before laying
It down Val J at' The Ledger'office., and
PJJl?\ Borne, thtit by. plac-
ing,.thexnLundo*ri}eatli;. the\llfev.of, thft
.carp,et .is'prolonged arid feet.pain5because of cornsi -buhions',' ingrowing toe
hails, etc.;'is avoided? Special pHce
for carload'lots; less than carload lbts
in decreasing ratio.7,
Jep ^cott; the genial barber' received "a telegram on Sunday informing
him. that his brother was lying in a
critical condition iii Spokano, Although
ho went as rapidly as rail could convey on the Flyer he reached the bedside too late, death beating hini out
a few'j brief hours, The deceased gon-
tleman was a member of the firm of
Scott, Salter and Scott, builders and
contractors! A* widow and throo children mourn the loss of, the head of the
A lady entered the' storo of N. E.
Suddaby this week, and dumbfounded
the genial clerk (26 cents please) by
asking for 'Tonnesseb," and whilst assuming that tho "state".of, tho lady's
health domandod somo curative or other did not deem that sho roqulrod tho
whole Southern state of "Tennessee"
to effect tho desired euro, and though
temporarily rion-plUBsbd his Ingenuity
nnd savolr fnlro (25 cents moro plonso)
cnmo to tho roscuo nnd ho hnndod the
customor'n pnekngo of Sonnn Ton, who
wont on hor wny entirely satisfied,
A, W. Ross, socrotnry of tho Underwriters Flro Insurance Compnny wns
In Fornio this woolc on nn official tour,
Ho oxprossod himself aB highly pleased
with tho progroBB tlmt has boon offoct>
od Hlnco tho flro, this bolng his first
visit to tho town since that event.
Thoro Is much to prnlso, nt tho samo
tlmo ho stated that ll Is highly donlr-
nblo that tho(l citizens Bhould not omit
nny nnd ovory procnutlon In thoir of-
forts to keop tho grim tloBtroyor nwny,
nnd that tho worlc that Is going on ln
dlfforont pnrts of tho city donning up
of debris nnd tho burning of brush, Is
tlmoly, .
Wo note nmong tho namoa of tloHO
who took up tho (■Illinois on J- )half of
tho freedom of tho pross, ah Instanced
In tho cnBo of Cotton's Woolily, tho
nntno ,of John Horrori, tho mombor for
lho electoral district of MoLood, Alta,,
and whilst wo renlleo that thin Ib a
stnnd for common Justice, wo nlso accopt It as anothor proof nf llio Soo
Inllst's contontlon that a tnnn'B environment largely dotormlnos his not»
Ions, Mr. Horron ropr'oBbnts a district In which thoro Is a lnrgo porcon-
U'.'t,i. di ZuJiuYitiii, and tuiitiuijuuuiiy,
»hf»y mint hnvo hnrt n honoflrtnl hiflu-
onco upon "HonoAt John." At tho
snmo tlmo tho pnrty of which ho forms
a part In Just ns much Intorostod in
lho porpatuutton of tho proRont aye-
tern from which Hpi'lngo nil our ocon-
uiniv. liU, h-m itm unt-ral jmny,
od by wlroloBB ropliod that thla la a
comot that will not mako Its npponi*.
anco ngnln until Fob, 20, 2003, It has
boon decided that tho honor should bo
conferred upon our fellow townsman
by naming It nftor him, thoroforo hi-ru-
after April IMh, will bv I'nmoiiH In history ns marking tho dnto of tho discovory of "Suddaby's comot," nnd wo
who hnvo boon deprived of'the opportunity muat doieond to our Innt resting
placo nenth tho shadow of the groat-
itosa that fulla, upou, Hum v.Uo.liav«
dwolt In tho valloy whoroln dwolleth
bo great n mnn. Sic glorln transit,
Mile  East of Fernie  Engine  Crashes
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Into Rock Carrying Engineer to
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Death--Was Young Man
At 4.10'on Monday morning engine
1348 with engineer Ed. Roberts at the
throttle and Fireman Selby. at. the
scoop, was wheeling along at a mod-'
erate rate of speed bound west when
about'two,miles from' Fertile, it ran
into a pile of several tons of rock that
had slid down upon the track and,
making a leap, the huge machine hurled itself down the slope and on to
the margin of" the Elk river bank, pinning the engineer, beneath.
Tne position -'of the ponderous engine was such' that despite every effort that .was humanly possible being
made to.extricate the unfortunate man
It.wrif absolutely ineffectual until 11
o'olook' when it was conclusively proven that death had relieved him of all
suffering, Although he was alive at 8
o'clock whoa he informed his interrogator that-tfcfe only part of his body he
could move was his tongue.
'His brother, who'was following on
another engine .worked with the frenzy.
laxed^KIs efforts when completely exhausted- .-..'",''. . ,
;.; The/deceased was.born in Wales and
had befeniu t"jie employ of the,C. P. R.
.for,.;'about'-fllttf. yeijrii.-v ;Ha.^waa. a.
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' Flfenlan Selby's story is one of in
terest as he escaped in a miraculous
manner without a scratch. He says a
few seconds before tfiey jumped the
track he felt.the engineer throw her
into emergency, and. knowing that
something was wrong reached the footboard just in time * tb be. ejected
through the air and over the engine
into the Elk river from which he emerged with nothing'more than a thorough , soaking.    ..   . X, ri>..
Conductor H. C. Merron•.-■ was in
charge; of the train ariji* escaped with
nothing more than J a, severe "shaking
up, the caboo8e"5431 remaining upright
although it also left the track.
CRANBROOK, April 13.—The funer-'
al of Edward Roberts, "C.~P..R.; engineer
killed , in the accident ntfar Fernie on
Monday, was the moat remarkable demonstration of universal respect ever
shown' to any resident of Cranbrook.
Everyone, irrespectiveij-of!-.class or
creed, who could be£_feaent, attended.
Freight traffic on,,the;division was .at
a standstill, and about,20:engines lay
railway shop's shut down to enable the
employees • to ,attend!,.;'    .'. ,■-..■       -
The.funeral services,were conducted by.Rev.C. O. Main at the Presbyv
terlati churcl^.tb^edU^ b^ing.«rbwd-*
.-edVeven "to 'the aisles;*■y-r,4^::y f -"**"
" The funeral procession,' hejaded by
the Cranbrook band; was fuljyhalf a
mile in length. , In it walked .the
Brotherhood,of Locomotive Engineers
and Firemen, the Order of Railway
Conductors, the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and the'Knights of
Pythias, to which the deceased belonged, attended in- their mourning regalia.
** The Pythian Sisters and the ladies
auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Ehgiu-eers were accommodated'
with carriages in the cortege. A number of. officials of the company were
present. "'       .
Floral Emblems
Preceding the hearse was a large
vehicle loadedi with the most beautiful
floral wreaths and other emblems with
which the, casket was "completely covered.' " '<  -'"•    .   •.-
As the" procession -.passed through
the streets all the banks and business
houses and office blinds lowered.
; Crossing the'railway, tracks to the
cemetery, the bell of'the eastbound*
passenger train tolled slowly, a most
touching and appropriate 'farewel. re-
, The little, hill around the graveyard
wa3 lined and dotted .with .people as
the band played Chopin's" dead march.
Nothing can exceed the regret of •the
people for the.most untimely-taklng'pff,
of/Edr-RbbertsVw'hb ln'Jiia mVinlysin-
cerity was ever the friends of every
friendless man.' -',
■_ Funds tiro required to enable the
members of this organization to en:
a-agn a musical director and,to make
such additions to,their equipment;' etc.
that will place them in the first,rank
of. performers on wind Instruments.
Whnt Is'needed Is sufficient cash to
rnlso the "wind" so to speak, ln order
that,'they may produce "notes" acceptable to nil our resident critics.
Knowing our tlmo worn;hoiiesty ln
tho matter of handling money, two of
tho commltteo callod this week, and
dologntd to us the duties of biirBnry
recipient of nil and sundry-specimens
of that filthy lucre; bo bring on your
tainted money/'no matter•-whothor It
is In tho Bhapo of florlnH, llro (sounds
musical, for Information ask T, Mazz-
anobllo) cartwheels, dimes,* otc.
PlonBo note that' nil contributions
thnt we hand ovor to tho proper nu--
thorltlos will bo duly chronicled In
tho columns of this, compondlum of
mental lore.    If any should bo omit
ted inadvertently remember - tbat
"Charity covereth a multitude offsins"
and we are willing to confess that any
Individual connected with tho newspaper . craft is not an angel by any
means. -•   *     -n '
' The following donations have already, been handed to us. For full
list see page 11.
We are pleased to observe,that tho
city hns shown due recognition by a
grant of $300.
For some months past items hnve
nppoared from tlmo to tlmo about tho
valuo of goats and wo had wondorod
why thoro woro so many needed, but
murdor will out,
Tho I)., O. K, K,b aro coming from
Spokano to did their Canadian brethren through tho rlvors.of mud and tho
soos of dospondoncy, but ln view of
tho fact that, actuated by that noblo
prlnclplo of protecting homo Industry,
tho Canadian 'government puts n heavy
tax on members of the caprine specIeB
whereat our American cousins 'buck,'
We would call the attention of tho
powers thnt bo to appoint a special
constable (Welshman preferred) to
look after the goat,ranch as we are In
receipt of Information that, a descent
upon this institution before tho 16th is
contemplated, as the Cranbrook goat
broke Into McBrido's hardware store,
nnd ate bo many nails and so much
hardware that It is Intended to save
his lifo nnd oxhlblt him ns a specimen
of a now ordor of B, C. porcuplnun,
whereas If ho wore used for Initiatory
purposes tho result would hb dlsua-
troiiB to tho enndldnto and porhnpn interfere with tho plnns outlined on
account, of tho constant friction ot his
riders wearing off tho points und
thoroby diminish hin rarity.
For Salo: Rhubarb roots, $l,r.0 por
«1o7.on, Btr'awhorry plnnts $1 por 100;
cnbbngo and caul If lower plants,
roady In May. " J. McLachlan, Wost
Fornio, -11-10
Wanted; Reliable nurse maid by 1st
May. . Must be at least 16 years old.
Apply Mrs. W. R. Ross.
Boarders Wanted: Private home all
modern conveniences, miners preferred.    ?25.    Apply Ledger Office.     37
We understand that Mr. John Woods
has bought a piece of property on Howland avenue and will build a fine residence.
Owing to the phenomenal demands
for Fort George property, sold locally
by the East Kootenay Realty Company,
the values have reached figures higher
than at first expected.
Sutherland Stock Company will present "Kathleen Mavourneen," a well
known Irish* drama, in the Grand Theatre. Scenic effects the best. One
nighUonly, Saturday, popular prices.
Specialties between the acts.
The Fernie Opera House has a good
line of motion pictures and vaudeville
this week. The specialties seem' to
catch on with-the* crowd all right, and
the range of pictures is amusing and
If your faithful dog around the house
is missing after the 15th it may-be
likely that he Is a guest of the city
poundkeeper. Don't forget that the
dog days grace expires on the ' 15th,
and,that the poundkeeper will catch
him if you0don't buy a tag.
The propinquity of the cut of T: B.
Brandon-appearing in the Enterprise
of, Blairmore of the 7th April and the
advt. of a maternity nurse immediately thereunder, regarding which applications to the office are to be made,
can certainly be regarded as apropos,
.in view of tho fact that he intends to
aid W. Bartlett ' in his "sufferage"
Football enthusiasts as well as.-the
members of the club are urged to attend the practices held every Tuesday
and Thursday. Business meetings
every, Monday night in the King Edward. ■ It Js..expected that,"a'friendly
game will iake'place 09. the grounds
next SaturdsiyX, These,%r'e "located at
G. N. track.      .■>'*'"
The Ladies' Guild of Christ, church
intend giving a reception for Rev. Mr.
Walton and family to be held in the
basement,. Friday evening, April 22nd,
'from Jiix>Sl0:J2tKktredbrAetita will be
served- and anOeicellerit musical pro--
gramme provided. .This Is .a general
Ihvitation and'welcome"to'all those
Interested In the' Church of England,
both in Fernie and Coal Creek.
, As a result of the conference held
between W. R. Ross M. L. A., j. S. T.
Alexander, government engineer Griffiths and Manager Dubois of the Elk
Lumber Company, preparations are
already under way for repnlrlng and
strengthening the banks of tho crook
and, Elk River, whereby tho Inhabit-
tants and proporty ownors of West
Fornie will not bo subject to the ln-
con von.Iences, of floods such as prevailed lost year.
Tho Fernio Philharmonic Society Is
mnklng excellent progress In tho study
of tho Gilbert and Sullivan opora "H.
M.S, Pinafore" under tho ablo direction of MrB. G. F. Stovonson. Thoro
are 42 volcos In all and tho music loving public of Fernio cnn be nsmircd
that within two inonthH thoy can enjoy
a rendition of thiB old but ever now
opera that will oqunl tho efforts of any
regular troupe. Tho rehoar«nlB nnd
practices held wookly In Uio Hokitz-
man Plnno Parlors nro woll nttond-
Many Improvements Are
Mapped Out By Tne
City Dads.
A regular meeting of the City Fathers was held on Thursday with all the
members present save .Alderman
White,, who is confined to the house
under the care of the Doctor.
As an evidence of the growth of
this city and the consequent need for
more sleeping accommodation for the
influx of people, Mr? William Eschwlg
made application for permission to
build an addition of three stories to
his hotel. This was granted. ' ,
, W. G. Bruce requested that he be
furnished with a llcensb to operate &
roller skating rink; this was granted
provisionally, and Its continuance depends on the residents in the neighborhood not making any legitimate objection.
The city electrician, who by the way
received a nice write up in The Electrical News recently, made Borne valuable suggestions regarding the ad-"
vlsabillty of extending the electric
light to certain portions of the city
that are at present insufficiently illumined. ^
. The Board of Trade called the attention of the body to the promiscuity of
the brands of tin cans and other refuse' on various lots and asked that
steps be taken at once looking to the
cessation-iof .h"is7nuisancev T    "
'A. H. Cree, an an officer of the city
band; asked for a grant of $500, and
after giving the subject consideration
and realizing that this was an'Institution that was worthy of patronage,
1300-was awarded subject bf course
tp'th*e,;passfn"g"of-fKe tadney by*.aw. '*-
A communication was rfead from Dr.
Bonnell relative to a case of destitute
scarlet fever patient.'
The chief of police was instructed
to makenrrosts of thoso whom-ho
found wero neglecting the clean-up-
ypur-placo by-law. We would urge
that* all citizens should lose no tlmo in
Btarting in on the Spring fever crusade
or the roads may bo fixed undor city
supervision by somo of their casual
Thore woro a numbor of notices of
motions to be brought forward at tho
next meeting:
Alderman Johnson: School for tho
Annex.    ■
Aid. Thon. Deck: Extension of electric light system.
Alderman Morrison. Wntor works.
Alderman Kennedy: Stroot. Improvements calling for an outlay of $10,000.
Storm Bewf-rs.
Mr. McTaggart of the firm of Eckstein ami McTaggart, Interviewed tho
council on behalf of a client to whom
Korr tho contractor, Is reputed to owo
monoy for work dono.
Thoro wns.a long disputatious confab between Mr, Wlddlngton tho architect nnd the council, but whon thoy
mado him tho offer that* thoy hnd determined was Hiifflclont to roimbtirBO
him for IiIb labors lio didn't ho consider It and rofuflod.
Glad news for the Willy boyH who
hnvii 11 punchnnt for "UrollPts" only to
Iohii anothor  font her out  of    their
Tho Htory Is too good to koop, no
horo goes, LuHt, Frldny four of our
young IiIooiIh invited four of tho "Ito-1
ynl Cliof" compnny, nnedloHs to nay
of lho fo rn in I ni' pLM-Htinslon, tn a dainty
Htippi-r, who after doing jimtico to tho
nieni prepared, nrlm\ und with licnin-
ing miitituiinni'i'H nnd hi-romlng mmv-
Ity tliiinl'i'il tlu-lr IiohU for ilu> con it-
uny iihowii ntul nsl-cd tn lw oxcum-il nn
thoir huabniidu awaited thorn outHltlo.
Col I it poo of tlu> male qiiartutle. Chagrin nnd 11 depri-clnfoil tri*nmiry thoir
just, reward.
I. O. O. F.
Tho I. O. o. V. will comm-nmornln
AnnlviTHnry on Hundny, April 24th. hy
ntlKiidlnir d I vino aorvlr«»H h*>lil In *hr>
.Motlioillm eliurcli, when Hov. Limhley
H.lll   w tli  iilYU-Ji  .1 b|U'*.mi IHTIUUII, All
member** mid vliltlng brothren are cor-
rllnlly Invited to pnrtlelpnte, nnd to
meet nt 7 o'rloek at the K, V. hnll nnd
march thennj to the church,
PEDDLE PROM PRANK RUDE: (Ceurttiy of Tha Dtafrmera EnUrprltt)
A* a central gnthertiiK point for tho
various bodied, organizations, etc., Pernio Iiiih ngnln clearly demonntrated her
Vltne«i« by tho Hclectlon of it ttfl the
meeting placo of tho A««oiln»ed BountK
of Trad« nf Knut Kootenay.'    TIioho
representative bod leu from the different towiiH ulong tho Crows Nent VitttH
nre deMlm-d to play n v-cry Impottnnt
<artnr In the advertising anil iiovoln;i-
meM or all affairs affecting the material In ten-Ma of thntw Mho are Ihlriit
within »he uphere of Inflitenee,     M. A.
.Macdonald of Cranbrook, who ti thn
pro^ififltial pr*p*t'!« nt, htm *t-m  f,tt;d
hero that  the next  mfc-ilny  will J>.»
JheM In theTlty Council rhntnlH-n at
1 tl o'clock In th-*** morning of th.* 27th
limit., when there will be u thiKouun
i vif-ntll-itlcn ct ail <iu-"Mlon* Ir.rMem to
I che welfnn- of thp ilUtrlrt. / "
Interesting Items for the Workers in British Columbia and Alberta
■ At the same time, and quite apart
from the general servitude in the wage
system, the working class ought, not
to exaggerate to themselves the ultimate working of those every-day
struggles. They ought not to forget
that they are fighting with effects,
but not with the causes of those   ef-
'fects; that they "are retarding the
downward, movement but not changing its direction; that -i'hey are applying palliatives, not curing the malady.
They ought therefore, not to be exclusively absorbed .in these unavoidable guerilla fights incessantly springing up from the never-ceasing ' encroachments of capital or changes of
the market.
They ought to understand that with
all the miseries lt imposes upon them,
the present system simultaneously en-
genders'the material conditions,   and
"the social forms necessary .for an economical reconstruction of society. Instead of the conservative motto "A fair
day's wages for a fair day's work!"
they ought to inscribe on their banner
the revolutionary watchword "Abolition of the wage system."—Karl Marx
in 1865.  .
as the defendants in the case can be
Among the papers on which the-application to make the injunction permanent will be based are affidavits by
the following: H W. Ingraham, I. J.
McCann, John Maga, Michael A. Mclnnis, Wm. Hobson, Wm. Cameron, B.
Connors, Doug'ald J. McKinnon, W. G'.
Chiasson, Alex S. McNeil, Ronald McDonald, Herb Huntington, Charles R.
Woods, Hugh McDonald, Michael Tobin, Wm. Frost, Peter McNeil, Emerson Miller, James D. Maxwell, Francis
W. Gray and' L. A. Loy.ett, K. C.
Graphic Pen Picture by Mother Jones
of Conditions Existing
at Present
Following are the names of ■ the defendants in the action brought by the
Dominion Coal Company against' the
U. M. W. officers arid members:   '
Harry Bousfield. Peter Patterson.,' G.
Hargrove, Kit Barnaby, Geo. Matthews, J. B. Moss;-Daniel McDougall,
James D. McLennan,' Jas. B. McLachlan, Sylvanus Nicholson, John Couth-
ro, Alonzo Gouthro'.'Jas. GouthroJ, Mur-
dock McLeod, Joseph.McKenzie, John
McLennan,  Owen   ■ Sweeny, , Patrick
It is 'the same old ,story, as pitiful
as old, as true as pitiful.
When the whistle blows in the morning, it calls the Girl Slaves of the
/bottle washing department of the
breweries to don their'wet shoes and
rags, and hustle to the Bastile to
serve,out their sentences. '
It is indeed true they are sentenced
to hard, brutal labor, labor that gives
no cheer, brings no.recompense. Condemned for life to slave daily in the.
washroom, with wet. shoes, and. wet
clothes,0 surrounded- with foul mouthed
brutal foremen, whose orders and language would not look well in print,
and would surely, shock over-sensitive
ears, ".or delicate nerves. And their
crime.?,,'..,Involuntary poverty. It is
hereditary. They are no' more* to
blame, for it. than a horse for having
the 'glanders. It is the accident of
birth' The accident that throws them
into the surging, seething mass, that,
is known' as the 'Working Class —is
what forces them out of the cradle .into ' servitude—to be willing slaves of
the mill, factory,, department store,
hell or bottling shop, in Milwaukee's
Colossal Breweries. To create wealth
for the brewery barons, that they may
own palaces, theatres, automobiles,
.blooded stock, farms, banks, and'hea-
Lynch, Patrick- Osborne, WalteTThom-
as, Matthew 'Donovan, Thomas Conn-
' oily, Michael Murphy, John McDonald,
Malcolm P. McNeil, Angus Young, J.
Cook, Daniel- Mcintosh,    Michael 0'-
Hundley, John Bisson. Michael Burns,
Dougald McDonald, Alexander Steele,
Hugh McMullen, John Gustle, Alfred
Knox, Edward Gouthro, William White
John Power, Daniel Campbell, Daniel
Mcintosh, Duncan .McNeil, Alexander
McEachren, Gordon Crowley,   Thomas
Qulnn, Alexander    McDonald,    Allan
Grnhnm, G. J. Sheriff, John MclntOBh,
Thomas Harrison, James McNeil, Edward Haley, Alexander Curryl R. J.
McNeil, Noll Campbell, Alfred Baker-
loy, Georgo McNeil, Nell McDonnld, P,
Mclntyro, John Archie McDonald, Jno.
R. GIUls nnd James McNeil.
Tho Injunction which Is of a sweeping nature applies to all members of
tho U. M, W. whether mentioned aa
defendants or not, tho principal part
of thc order reading ns follows:
"It Is ordered that tho defendants
nnd all members of tho United Mino
Workors of America,   nnd of District
No, 2C, United Mine Workers of Amorlcn nnd of Mulllns Local, No. 5fi0,
Victory Local No. G40, Patterson   Local No. 050, Bridgeport local No. 70fi,
Caledonia local No, 095 nnd McPherson local No. 538 United Mlno Workors of Amorlcn bo restrained and thoy
nro horoby roBtrnlno'd until tho wiltl
application Ib finally disposed of or
until tho further ordor of tho Court
or a Judge from besot ting nnd watching tho plnco    or plncos whoro tho
plaintiff cnrrl-ea on business or nny
other placo or plnccB In which   nny
pi-ifion or pcrfiotiB omployod or nbout
to bo omloyed by tho plaintiff or doing
buslnoBB or Booking to do IjubIiiobb
with or to nntor   tho employ of tho
plnlnllff roBldoB or worlw or happens
to bo with a vlow to compel by unlawful moans such or other persona   to
nlisluln from working for Iho plnlntlff
or Hooking to do bo or doing business
Willi or entering tho employ of   tho
plnlntlfr for work In their said bus-
Iiiohh or for nny other legal purposo
nnd from Intlmldntlim by violence or
tlii'ontH of violence such jinrnon    or
piM'HoiiB nnd from pei'Hlstently following mich porson or pcihoiih about from
place to plnco and from following nwli
per«onH In dlHorderly manner through
tho Btre-Jtu, and from pcimindtng, procuring or Inducing hy unlawful moans
workmen to leave tho employ of lho
plaintiff,   or combining   by unlawful
means lo Induce workmen not to en-
tor or romnin In plaintiff's   employ,
mul  I mm  iiuiiKiiiK in  tita-.inw'.ti*. 'u
J-jOuii*  by  unlawful  mrnnn  wnrVmo-n
to   break   their contrncta with plain-
The order provides thnt. tho Injunction mny bo served with the writ of
Hiimmnnn. l'-nih nre now In the nhor-
r/ffa hands and will bo nerved ns turn
Ten "knows whatalir while "tlie-poor
girls slave on, all day, in the vile and
sickening smell of beer, lifting cases
of empty and full bqttles, 'weighing
from 100 to"150 pounds, with Wet shoes
and rags,' for God knows they cannot
buy clothes on the miserable pittance
doledo' out to them by their soulless
master class. Tho conscienceless
rich see no reason why the. slave
should not; be contented with a eruut
of bread, for its share of the wealth
created. That. these slaves of the
dampness should contract rheumatism
is a foregone conclusion. Rheumatism
is one of the chronic ailments and Is
closely followed by consumption, Consumption is well known to bo only a
disease of poverty. The Milwaukee
Law Makers of course enacted an an-
tl-splt ordinance, to protect the public
health, and tho brewers contributed to
thc Rod Cross socloty to make war on
the shadow of tuberculOBls, and all the
while tho big: capitalists nro Betting
out Incubators to hatch out gorms
onough nmong tho poor workers to
destroy tho nation. Should ono of
thoso poor girl slnvoa spit on tho Bide
walk lt would cost hor moro than sho
would make In two woekH work,
Such Ih tho flno system of tho pros,
ent day affairs.    Thc foreman regulates tho tlmo, ovon that thoy may stay
Iri tho tollot room, nnd In tho ovont of
overstaying It gives thc foreman an
opportunity ho seoms to bo looking
for, to Indulge In indecent and foul
language.     Should tho patient Blavo
forgot, horsolf nnd tnke offonso It will
coHt hor her job In thnt prison.    And
nftor nil, bnd ns it Ib, tt Is nil that sho
knows how to do,    To deprive hor of
hor job monns less crusts and moro
rags In 'Tho land of the Free nud tho
Home of tho Drnvo,"     Many of tho
glrlH hnvo no homo and no puronta,
nnd nro forced to food and clotho nnd
Hholtov thomBolvoB, nnd nil this oii nn
avow-so of $11.00 per week,    Yo Goda!
Whnt n horrible nlghtmnvo!     Whnt
hopo Ih thoro for decency   whon   un-
HcrupiiloiiB wonlth mny exploit Uh pro-
ducoi'H ho Hhnmok'HHly?
No mutlor how cold, how stormy,
how Inclement, the wentlior, many of
theHo poor bIiivch walk from thoir
n)m,'!(H to thoir work, for lliolr minor-
ablo Htlpund prccIudoH any poHHlblllty
of squeezing a Btreot enr rldo out, of
It, And thla Ih due our much vaunted ginatnosn. In thin civilization?
If ho, what, lilmiKu. Ih linrbiirlam?
Ah nn HIiiHtrntlon of wlml I hone
poor glrlH must uubinlt to, ono about
to become n mother, told mo with
tears In her -?yoB, that every othor day
ii depraved Hpccimon of mankind took
delimit in tiieiiHiiriiiK Her. K'rUi, una
i-ut-.thin yjih ivuhmidsyw befiti*. .inch
humorouH (?) ommlonn.
Whilo the wngo pnld Ib 75 nml 85
ceiiih a dny, tlio poor slnvos nro not
permitted to work moro thnn throo or
four days n week, nnd tho coittlnunl
thratlH of Idlo dnyH miikca the slaves
much more tractable and submissive
than would otherwise obtain. Often
when their day's work is done, they
are put to washing off the tables and
the lunch-room floor, and the other
odd jobs.for which there is not even
the suggestion of compensation,, Of
course abuse always follows power,
and nowhere is it more in evidence
than in this miserable, treatment, the
brewers and their hireling accord their
Girl Slaves. . •*.
The foreman also'uses his influence
through certain living mediums, near
at hand to neutralize any effort having in hand the organization of these
pi or helpless victims of an unholy and
brutal profit system, and threats' of
discharge were made should these
girls attend my meetings.
One of these foremen, actually carried a union card, but the writer of
this article reported him to the union
I learned of him venting his spite by
discharging several girls and I went
to the superintendent and told him of
the character of the foreman; bn the
strength of my charges he was called
to the office, and when he was informed of the nature of the visit, he patted*
the ■ superintendent on the back, and
whined out how loyal he was, to the
superintendent, the whole performance
taking on the character'of servile lickspittle;1 As he fawns upon his superior, so he in turns expects to play the
autocrat on his menials,, and extracts
the same cringing from them under
him. Such is * the petty boss who
holds the living of the working class
girls,in.his hands. ■>■■-.
The b.r.ewers themselves were always courteous when I called on them
but their underlings were not so tactful, evidently working under instructions. The,'only-brewer who treated
we rudely or denied me, admittance
was Mr.-' Blatz, who brusquely told-rife
his feelings in the ■ following words:
"The Brewers Association of Milwaukee met ,when you first-.ame to 'town
and decided,-not to permit these-girls
to organise." • This Brewers"'Association is*a strong'union'of all the Brewery!'Pliitocratfe, composed*-'of Schlttz,
Pabst; Miller and Blatz Breweries'who
vently desire.
They want "the kind who will take
off their,hats in the presence of the
bosses, the kind who always tremblingly accept any terms that are offered,
the kind who know naught else but
slave, and'above all, they, must* be
cheap. No doubt the services of the
labor skinning department of the Salvation, Arniy will be requisitioned into
service by the master printers. It will
not be the first time. However the
last importation from England io
Winnipeg have learned a thing or two.
The real printers are printing as the
members' of the I. T. U., The officer***
of the Winnipeg Typographical union
are on the job and as publicity promoters will have no difficulty in guarding
tho interests of a body of union, printers who make a noise like men, and
demand a price for their services some
where" near compatible with the cost
of their keep." There Is1 no room for
employment of non-union printers in
Canada. ■„Many'of the Typographical
unions of Western Canada are just
now going after a living wage. The
employers are after, printers. Let
there be no misunderstanding of the
issue. One class live by wage;>• the
other by, profit. Out bf wages come
profit; more wages, less profit, and so1
the ceaseless see-saw* goes ori, arid
must go on till some day the workers
decide on election dayagaihst the follies of the profit system.—R. P. Pettipiece in Vancouver World.
Hot and Cold Baths
Thev King Ejdward
'Fernie's  Leading  Commercial Hotel
The Finest Hotel In East Kootenay
J. L.. GATES, Prop.
arc the-'-~princtpal employers/ ofwom**
cn.'   And this. Union met, and' decid
ed as>ftboye -stated that;:these'■ women
should ■ ,not be. permitted -• tb" organize.
I then;toldi.Mr.-Blatz*.that* h.e* cc_ld'not'
shut tne .out. of the halls of *legislation
and th«t--'.--is*.soQn:a& they assembled I
would b&'Jther.g and put the .situation
on record, a&d* demand an investigation and the drafting of suitable .laws
to protect the womanhood of the state.
Organized labor and humanity demanded .protection 'for these1 helpless
victims of insatiable greed,,In the • Interest of the* motherhood of. our future state
Will the1} people of this, country at
large, and the organized wage-workers In, particular, tolerate and stand
any longer, for such, conditions as e»
' We .have a'request-'from. Mbyle,
Leadvilie-on'-Lake, • to insert "the" notification in our columns that their.bail
team* would like dates'for the coming
season, and that the following aire'the'
officers selected:       . • "
Hononary.President: W. Reece. ,
President: "H. H.'_lmm0ck.''   ''■
Manager:' E." O. Kammi ".;•»■*'•
Secretary 'Treasurer: •''• 'Herbert; L.
Jackson;-'  "*."•" : *"-*' '■'•     " *       '
' We might" say "that this'fails  'to'
state what kind of ball, whether bas-'
ket, base;'football/snowball or '""highball" ;'"'fortunately we happen to, know
ihat-orir friend-'Bert, although an eri^
,   CEMENT AGE    -,*
The°use of "concrete,, now engaged
in so extensively by progressive far;
mers iri the States is gradually growing'In favor among the farmers of Canada. *   .,     ■   .
For the construction of foundations,
culverts, cisterns, and dairies, concrete
has proved of unusual and lasting; merit. Farmers have recognized the possibilities, concrete possesses for cheap,
sanitary,and fireproof buildings. Its
utility in other forms of farm construction is admitted.
.Victoria Ave.
Febnie, B. O
Fernie Livery Co.
Draying Building & Excavating Livery
No coal is mined in this country lower than a depth of 2200 feet, while several English ..mines penetrate 3500
feec down, and there are mines in
Belgium .000. feet deep. Eight inch
seams of coal are mined commercially ab»oad, while, few veins less than
fourteen Inches* thick are worked in
this country. •
thuaiast'on the'leather punching stunt
is also''a'rooter''for the fans, and as
Moyie-pridesJiherself on her baseball
record, they are anxious to try conclu-'
sions witli' any' team in the Pass. ■
. ■ We will guarantee' that,any who' go.
down to this town will corroborate our
assertion that what is lacking in numbers is made up in the warmth.of their
hospitality.-    •■ ,  .7   .
.  ^	
Editor Lodger:
Dear Sir: Will you please publish
the following in the District Ledger:
Acting under orders from Local 2378
we,ask for,the publication of this resolution,  condemning    the  following
, 4 ,    iU    .   „,. , ... .       .     , mon who would not sign.tho union
1st in the bottling establishments of  lhey have slnc0 leit this
those Milwaukee breworles?    I hopo
not! Therefore, I ask all-fair minded people to refrain from purchasing
the product of theso baron brewers,
until thoy will, chango things for tho
hotter for thoso poor girls, working ln
thoir bottling establishments.
Exploited by the brewers! Insulted
by tho potty bosses! Dosertod by tho
press,   which completely Ignored mo
and helping,hand to   thoso
poor girls' cause.    Had thoy a voto,
however, thoir caso would likely havo
Attracted   much   attention from   all
BldoB.    Poor peons of the broworles!
Neglected by nil tho Gods! Dosorted
by all mankind!     Tho prosont shorn
of all that makeB lifo worth living, tho
futuro hopeless, without n comforting
star or gllmmor.     What avails our
bonntod grentnosH built upon     Bitch
human wrcckn-,'0? Whnt Is civilization
nnd tho progroBu to thom?, ■ What
"Mohbiiko" boors our holy Brotherhood
In  tho gorgeous tomplos of modorn
woi'Bhlp?    What terrors hatt tho over
Investigated  whito  hIiivo  traffic for
hor?    Whnt n prolific recruiting Ala-
tion for tho Rod Light DlHtrlct?   For
nftor nil, tho whito nlnvo oatH, drinks,
nnd wwii'H good clothing, nnd io tho*
hopolcBB this means living If It InHtH
only for n minute.   Whnt hnH tho boor
slnvo to Joso—tho potty hous will mnko
hor Job cost hor vlrtuo nnyhow. This
has como to ho tho prlco of a Job nny-
whoro nowadays,     It Is no wondor
tho white hIuvo traffic uboundu on nil
nicies,    No wonder tho working cIhbh
Iiiih lost, nil faith in God,    Hell Itself
Iiiih no terrors worse thnn n torm In
IndiiHtrlnl slnvery,    I will glvo thono
brewery lords of Milwaukee   notico
thnt my two moiuhH invcutlgutlon und
offorth to orgnnlzo In spite ot nil oh-
BtncloB placed in my way, will boar
fruit, nnd tho Hoonor thoy rcnllzo thoir
duty, the better it will lw tor Uicin-
.icUva.     WIU Ihty do It?
Tlnk of it, fathers and mothers!
Think of'it mon and womon, when It
In iiHkcd of theo "What hiut thou
dono for tho,Economic Redemption of
thn Hlntem of thy Brother Abol? What
will thy nnnwor bo?
ThomaB Taylor
Thomas Evans
A. B. Boll
J. ALP1N, Sec.
It would seem that Zam-Buk;' the
famous healing balm that we hear so
highly spoken of everywhere,. Is particularly useful in the family circle.
A report sent by Mrs. E. Davey,'. 786
Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg,' will ^illustrate this. She says: "My little boy;
of, three, while playing, fell from a
high verandah to the ground, cutting*
his forehead badly. Instead of calling a doctor who would* undoubtedly
have put -iri a number bf stitchesi I
bathed the wound well and'applied
Zam:Buk.. '.The little fellow, although
suffering,keenly, soon had relief from
his. pain.'.. In the course of three,
weeks' .by-.applying Zam-Buk .daily, ,the
wound in'the forehead was nicely healed.. .  . 7    _    "■''..       r'' ■ - * °   '
"Since then I have also, used Zam-,, for a boil which came, on my
cheek, and which :proved very painful
and ^looked unsightly.. Zam-Buk soon
drew the boil'to a head and It then
quickly banished it,
''Ariothei*^_tlm_e my baby'was scald
Wood     for     Sale
Sole Agents for Fernie Xoal
, *M j
Prices   moderate  and  satisfaction guaranteed
F. G. White,
.   Manager
Rizzuto Bros.
ed on, her'left thigh and .calf of leg
with,boiling water. This.was
vere scald and the. child suffered
cruelly, screaming from pain. Directly
it was dono I thought to use Zam-Buk
as we had a box in the. house,,. and,
spreading some on lint, I "wrapped" up
the baby's limb.- Next morning she
rested much easier and I • applied a
fresh bandage with Zam-Buk. Ikept
this treatment up, daily and was rewarded by seeing a great improvement
each time I dressed the wound. In a
very short space of time the scalds
were all nicely healed.
"I cannot recommend this wonderful healing preparation too highly for
family use, and I have such great faith
ln its healing powers that my house
Is never without"
For all skin injuries and diseases,
piles, eczema, salt rheum and face
sores Zam-Buk is absolutely unequalled, SOc box all druggists nnd stores,
or post free from Znm-Buk Co,, Toronto,, for prico.    Refuse all substitutes.
Not a Drop of Alcohol
What is a "tonic"? A medicine that increases thc strength
or tone of tiie whole system. What Is aii "alterative"?
A medicine that alters or changes unhealthy action to
healthy action. Name the best "tonic and alterative"?
Ayer's Sarsapariila, the only Sarsapariila entirely free from
alcohol. rfYsk your own doctor all about it. Never take a
medicine doctors cannot endorse.    JttiytfCQ.,Ut-tii,Mau.
Vlthout dally action of the bowel* poltononi product* mutt be absorbed, then you h*vt
topure blood, blUoutnut, headache. Aik your doctor about A yer'* PHI* for constipation.
Tho omploylng prlntfrs of Winnipeg
want moro prlntors. Kapoclally do
tho non-union jobbing shops require
a large nnmbur to h-'I'u'I from.
Ho badly do thoso low-iicnlo, long-
hone 'uUmi.'iiU v-unl difiip piiutciu
that thoy havo decided to circularise
the "ovorsnora" of tho composing room
of tho IlrlttRh lutes.
It la quite true that tho local unions
hnvo not boon attkrnl to anpply tho alleged shortage. Rut this can bo explained wh«n It la underftUMMl that
It Is not more printers but cheap printer k that Dw Winnipeg boaai-a ho fer
On and after April Oth property fn
Fort George will take Ite second advance, Lota that have been selling
for $160 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-
Inty 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 ot 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 <arg<» new caw mil), *t ttiiU
. and door factory, a bank and an up to
date newspaper. You will be Interested to know that nearly every man who
has visited Pt. Qeorge er who Is In-
ti»rMtt»f1 In Pt. Oeornn country, Including a number of 0. T. P. engineers,
snd other officials, have purchased lots
In this city site.
Remember only two weeks mora of
low priced lots; we have a few selections left,
A full line of shelf and ' heavy  Hard-,
ware in stock together  with a, "   '.
complete range of Stoves ,
Furniture Department
Our Furniture Department embraces the
*    most unique and up-to-date lines. -  -
7    '  Come iri arid-have a* look- '       •
■'■ w
Andy   Hamilton
Tinsmith and Plumber
/ i - -
We can furnish you with estimates in
anything in our line
Singer Sewing Machines Go.,
Fernie, B. C.
' Why be without a Sewing Machine when you
can get one for $3.00 a month ?
Needles and Oil always kept in: stock
■yVm. BARTON, Agt. tooth of school) Pellatt Ave.
East Kootenay Realty
Johnston-Falconer Block
Employment Office in Connection
of Canada
If you arc in thc habit of pnying yonr Milo wHhvnnrly
money out uf your pocket you give the impression that
you bolong to tho olasH of peoplo who live from hand
to mouth. Your cheque would ho just aa accoptnblo,
and you would gain tho advantago, besides, of having a
receipt for tho money paid. Opon a choquo account
with tho Homo Bank and if after paying all your
monthly accounts thoro is «till money remaining to
your credit at tho bank the amount may go into an
interest bearing Havings account,
John Adair,
Mgr. Fertile
Advertise in The Ledger
jft ***$ *C*4_-:t4w 'S'M'lHSW^Ti**.^
t< ■
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Retent Milie  Disaster at Herrin is
X^tgeMe. to Negligence
of State Official
HERRIN, 111., Apr. 12—Ah effort to
secure the removal of ..Thomas Little,
state mine Inspector for the tenth inspection district of niinois is the ob
ject of a petition that, is being1 circulated among, the various local unions
of the United Mine, Workers of America in' and about Herrin. ," Inspector
Little is held responsible for a recent
mine explosion that, resulted in the
death of 7 miners,,
' Text of Petition
The petition being circulated among
the miners-Is addressed to the commissioner of labor for the state of Illinois find is in part as follows:
"Your petitioners respectfully pros-
1 ent to your honorable body that they
aro coal miners, and that they reside
and are employed at the business of
•■•nlnlng coal in the Tenth' Inspection
District of the state of Illinois; that
Thomas Little is the styte inspector
of mines in the said tenth district and
has for more than .three years last past
been,such inspector as aforesaid; that
the said Thomas Little has within the
said district and within the three years
last past been guilty of malfeasance in
office and neglected his duties as such
mine inspector; that he has also been
guilty in said district; within the time
last mentioned, of divers acts injurious
to the miners of said district; that the
" malfeasance in office," neglect of duty
and „ the acts , as aforesaid have "all
been Injurious to the health and endangered the lives oif the miners of
said district.,  ",   • „ ' .;
"Your petitioners therefore, pray
that your honorable body will issue a
citation to the said,Thomas Little, tb
appear at the office of, your honorable
board at Springfield, Illinois, on a day. fixed'by your honorable board,
not less than fifteen days from the
service of said citation as aforesaid,
and that your honorable body will pro-,
ceed to Inquire Into and investigate
tho allegation of your petitioners.   ..
VAnd your "petitioners further pray,
that vthe office of mine ..inspected for
said district shall-by your honorable
board, be declared vacant."
Inspector Little is especially blamed
for the explosion that occurred on December 23, 1909, in Mine A of the Chicago and Carterville Coal Company at
Herring, causing , the loss of 7 lives,
which it is claimed was due entirely
to Little's negligence according to the
evidence brought out by the coroners
jury.',     ' -' -._'..
Hit by Grand Jury
Upon the, evidence obtained at that
time, . the grand jury of "Williamson
county found Little guilty of malfeasance in office, basing its claim upon
his negligence to perform his duty at
that and other mine**-, in the,. Herrin
field. , ' 7\ ,■';■'
.. The miners petitioned the state mining board for the removal of Little last
January and February 23 was set as
the. date on wliich to hear the evidence
of the miners.
.'Upon the arrival of the miners at
Springfield, accompanied by Vice-President Groce Lawrence of District. No.
12; District Board Member Paul J.
Smith, Sub-District President John W.
Jurrard,. Sub-District, Board Member'
George F. Wilson, President Elect
John Walker, of Illinois and a representative of the Daily. Socialist, it was
soon learned that the miners would re*-
celve no justice.
Deneerr Deaf to Plea
The board refused to admit a stenographer so that the miners could take
down the proceedings,, and when*Governor, Deon was appealed * to in the
matter he turned a deaf ear to the
miners pleas.       .   • o .    .
bqme out by the event. Emll Seidel,
the Socialist candidate has been elected" as the mayor of Milwaukee. •>
: "It in needless for the Sentinel to.
say that It-regrets, this result.
."But-the*Sentinel proposes to practice the doctrine of good and courteous losership it has preached to our
Socialist friends on more than one occasion ,and we hereby congratulate Mr.
Seidel on his victory and heartily wish
him well In whatever he may sensibly
and in the- right spirit undertake for
the general good of this community.
|;. " . Differ Sharply
""Many of us differ sharply from the
doctrinal Socialism professed by Mr.
Seidel; but no one now can fairly question his personal good intentions and
personal honesty of .purpose.- ' - , •
,■ That on his theoretical side he will
be sobered by a sense of practical
responsibilities of his position and by
a realization that as mayor of Milwaukee his responsibility will be to all of
its people and not merely to a clique
or party, may be presumed at the outset. ,"    ,
Many Promises.; - - *'
"On taking office Mr. Seidel will assume an unusually heavy load of rainbow-party promises and professions, a
large percentage of which v would be
humanly Impossible of fulfillment.
With the best intentions. and the.
most strenuous effort his administration must disappoint1 many who have,
been credulous enough to expect Mr.
Seidel to do all for Milwaukee that has laid out for him.,
AVe are not going to twit Mr. Seidel'
with his ho'peless load of unfulfillable
party promises. He will, we'trust. In
the right broad, square dealing spirit
do the best he can for the whole city;
and in pursuance . of that course he
need expect nothing but friendly criticism and approval from The Sentinel."
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Looking Forward To An
City's Affairs
MILWAUKEE, Wis;, April 15—Both
the.morning capitalist-newspapers of
Milwaukee turned up limply smiling
today, admitting that Emll Seldol, Socialist mayor elect, would make a
good mnn in tho city hall.
Incidentally they growl at the Republican and Democratic parties for
not having pullod down a victory,
Tho Froo Press, enthusiastic supporter of T)v. John M. Boffol, tho snowed under candidate of the Republicans,
In an editorial ontltled "Tho Election,"
i-pcaks as follows:
"Tho Socialist victory Is the fruit of
tho long years of Democratic misrule
and Republican disruption,
"If ono man Is to bo crodltod with lt
moro than anothor It is David S. Roso,
whoso protractod gang role, subservl-
, once to special Intorosts and exploitation of tho cxecutlvo office for. political
■ends, has fostorod tho growth of tho
Socialist party an nothing olse has.
, "A revolt of some kind against the
perpetration of the Rose machine and
tho interests it served had to come,-
and that'it has taken the form of Socialism is due to the irresponsible condition of the local Republican party?
Party WaB Split
With one element of that party—the
•element {of the special interests —
chine and not to be counted on in securing Republican' success,' independent voters, both Democratic and Republican; have found ..refuge, in the
Socialist the only means of
cleaning out the.malodorous, crew in
the city hall, ., ., r.-,'.
How utterly despondent many Republicans and Democrats have become of
their own local party is shown by the
returns in the greatly reduced vote of
both parties in many wards, a loss not
accounted for by the Socialist gains.
With complete control of the council, the Socialists have every opportunity to demonstrate their principles and
Ideals of government.
. Their platfrm Is explicit, and. they
will stand or fall by its successful fulfillment.
Wisdom  Ignored
If the wlsor, saner heads of the party are permitted to direct the fortunes
of the Seidel administration, rather
than tho looso tongued hothonds who
aro n6w in authority, ono may look
forward to tho city govornment of tho
next two years with equanimity.
Dut whatever bo tho fruits of Socialist rulo, Milwaukee rannot fall to
profit by tho lesson, and nono more
than tho bi-partisan combination that
haB run tho city In Ub Intorosts for
moro than a docado past."
Tho Sentinel Is n littlo caustic In Its
romarks, but considering tho fact that
It Is dominated by public sorvlco corporations, It does woll in an editorial
ontltled "Emll Soldo!," as follows!
"Thin tlmo tho oxtromo confldonco
profosBod   by tho, Socialists has boon
Prospector, in Charge of Government
" Party. Returns to North Bay
, . WithOptlmistlc Report,
NORTH BAY, April 15—W. J. Bald-
ry, who has just returned from the Me-
tagami' river country, where he was
sent in-charge of a party to investigate the.coal possibilities for the T.
and N. O. Railway Commission was
in town today.     ;
Mr. Baldry states that on account of
the lateness of the season and the Imminence'of a break-up his party made
a very hurried trip in order to get out
before the Ice went. ,
" While the shortness of time at the
party's disposal prevented a minute
examination and deep digging, still the
test pits were sunk in one section at
intervals of half a mile for several
miles, and in each instance coal was
found. *
Used for Fuel     7
stoves of the party, the only trouble
experienced being "that the stoves
were of tin, and the heat generated by
the coal-was so intense that the. tin
was melted, causing the, discontinuance of the use of coal by the party as
the stove is a,very precious part of
camp equipment in the north country,
and is guarded as if it wore so much
fine gold. '      ,'"
Area 100 Miles Long
According to Mr. Baldry there is at
least a section 100 miles ln length
seamed1 with coal, and'he states that
the quality is much the same as that
found near Edmonton, a seml-bitumln-
ous coal which can bo used for steam
or cooking and which is very popular
with farmers and ranchers " of the
prairie section whero it Is found and
Tho T. and N. O. Railway Commission has staked four squaro .milos
along, the Metagaml river stream
which seems to divide a great bed of
coal, tho existence of which, in tho
opinion of thoso who havo examined
lt, has ante-datod tho appoarnnco'of
tho rivor In" that locality for many
8udbury Mining Division
Part of tho coal flold Is locatod In
tho Sudbury mining division and only
n small section in tho Halloybury
mining division,, so that all claims
havo to bo recorded in, Sudbury, making a very long.tiip for tho prospectors, Ovor twonty claims havo boon
April, 17 1910
The Question of John the Baptist.
Matt. 11: 1-19. ,
Golden Text. By the witness which
I have is greater than that of'John;
for the works which the Father hath
given me to accomplish, the very work
that' I do, bear witness of me that the
Father hath sent.'me. John 5-36.
' Verse 1—Jesus appeared to . have
taken great pains to instruct his 12
disciples,' but why did he not leave
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? • 7
Does thorough preparation for Christian work show lack of faith, or strong
■fatth-in-God?-Why?^ " —
Verses 2, 3—Why. did John ask this
that labor, and are heavy laden and I
will give you rest. '  Matthew 11-28.
Verses 20, 21—Have all sinners the
power to repent?    Why or why not?
What reason can you give for or
against the view that a sinner will
immediately repent, on the presentation of the gospel, unless he resists
his good impulses?
Why did not Chorazin and Bethsa-
ida repent, under the preaching of
Jesus, when it was backed up with
such mighty works'!
What is the.woe which Jesus pronounces upon the unrepentant?
Do sinners now, or will they.In the
future, suffer any punishment other
than the natural results of sin in
themselves? .,
Vorse 22—Will there be degrees in
the punishment of the lost, and if so
by. what method do you suppose It will
be guaged? -• ,
How and by what method are' the
Just rewarded in this life, and will the
league', ixtures 1010
May *,
2: nollovuo v Mlchol at nollovuo.
2: Ilosmor v Frank nt Ilosmor.
2: Fornio v Conl Crook nt Fornio.
7: Mlchol v Coloman at Mlchol.
14:-Fornio v HoHmor at Fernio.
14: Conl Crook v Mlchol at Conl Crook
M: Dollovuo v Coloman nt Ilollovuo,
21: nollovuo v Frank nt Ilollovuo, ,
21: Conl Crook v Fornio nt Conl Crook
28: Colomnn v Fornio nt Colomnn,
28: Coul Crook v Ilosmor nt C. Crook,
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4: Frank v Ilosmor nt Frnnk,
4: Dollovuo v Fornio nt nollovuo,
11; Bellevuo v Conl Crook at Ilollovuo
18: 1 tonm or v Ilollovuo nt Ilomner
18: Mlchol v Conl Crook nt Mlchol,
18; Frnnk v Colomnn nt Frnnk    >
25: Colomnn v lloumor nt Colomnn
25:Fornio v Mlchol nt Fornio
25; Conl Creok v Frank at Conl Crook
a -yonl Croek v Hcllovuo nt C. Crook
.*>: \lL\iiuui y MkUl at lluntiwr
fl: Frank v Ilollovuo at Frank
10: Ilosmor v Fornio nt Hosnior
16: Frnnk v Conl Crook nt. Frnnk
Ifl; Mlchol v Ilollovuo nt Mlchol
2.1: F-ftrnln v Michel nt Fornio
23: Colnninn v Frank «t Colomnn
30: Ilollovuo v HoHmor nt Ilollovuo
30: Con! Crook v Colomnn nt C, Crook
30:.Frnnk v Michel nt Frnnk
0: Ilosmor v Colomnn nt Hosmor
13: IloHtnor v Coal Crook nt Mourner
20,; Mlchol v Ilosmor nt Mlchol
20: Colomnn v Hollnvuo nt Colomnn
20; Flunk v Fernio nt Frnnk
27: Colomnn v Conl Crook nt Colomnn
27: Fornio v Ik-U-nvuc nt Fc-rnlo
27: Mlchfll v Frnnk nt Mlchol
17: Col-mian v Mlchol at Coloman.
17: Fornio v Frank at Fornio
24: Fornleiv Colemnn nt Fornio
question as to whether Jesus was the
Christ? .,.''''
"\.'hiit if any re.ib-1'. Ss thoro-,to believe that John was now,* wrestling
with doubt, as to the truth of what he
had been! preaching concerning,Josus?
What would you say concerning a
man of God teaching spiritual truth,
in one period, which he knew, to be
true, arid subsequently having grave
doubts of the very truth of which he
had been so sure?   ,
Does any kind of doubt on tho part
of a holy man, necessarily imply sin,
or show weakness?   •
Is doubt a necessary, purt of God's
training or not, for men of strong char-
actor and Important work?
Verse 4—Why Is a man bowed down
with sorrow and crushed with dlsap
polntmcnt, not In a condition to pro
perly weigh evidence of spiritual
truth?   ,
Jesus said "Go and show John again
thoso things, etc."; is ovidoneo 'of
spiritual truth made more forceful by
being repeated on dlfforont occasions,
and whothor or not, why was lt necessary to repeat to John what ho hnd
alrondy heard?
Why would It not bo a blessing to
tho pooplo If a mlnlntor ropoated his
most offoctunl normons?^
Verses 0, 6—Jesus laid stress In .that
day upon his miracles, coupled with
the fact that he preached the gospel to
the poor, aa the proof of hlo Meeulah-
ship, but what Is the supreme or chief
proof today? '
(This quostion must ho nnsworod In
writing by momborn of tho Club,)
Evon suppose' tho mlrnclos of Josus
Bhould, provo to ho hlstorlcnl myths,
would Unit dotrnct In nny rospoct from
tho ftrnmlour of' his clmrnctor or tho
grontnosH of hin work?
Vorsos 7, 8~-\Vhnt influences cnus-
oil John to llvo mich ii plain or rigor-
ouh lifo? (Soo Mntthow It:-I ot Acq.)
Tnko for oxnmplo two mon, ono do-
vout, tho othor roiIIohh, ono living In
ii richly furnlHhoil homo nnd drosslm-:
In good clot lion, tho othor living in n.
plain homo and wonrlim connio nppar-
ol, which of tlin two Ih moro likely to
lio tho godloHH mnn and why?
Whnt wns tho difference In tho moilu
of tho life of Johiih ami thnt of John
tho nuptial?
Voi'ROB !MI—Whnt woro tlw mlnli-n-
urn qunlltloH oiw-ntlnl to bolnn; a prophot, nnd in whut pnrt Inula™ did John
exceed thoso?
In whnt did tlio kiimuiidhh of John
lho llnptlHl cotiHlsl, from tlio standpoint Of .JfKtIH?
Voi'Hch 12Dr,—What Ih rollglons vlo-
lonco, nnd whnt Is thn nntiiro of tho
forco which cnpturoH tho kingdom of
VorsuH lfl-10—What rnimml thorn to
donounco John for qualities, tho nb-
ncncii of which In J«-<hi* thoy ulso d---
U'Hhou I'ur K.iu.U>, Apill 24th. H*l'*.
Warning nnd Invitation, Matt. 11: _0-
30.    .
same methodprobably be operative in
the future life? '
' (This question, must be answered in
writing by members of the club.)
' How far will the lowest man In hear
ven be from the highest man in hell ?
Verses 23, 24—If Sodom would have
repented under the influences which
Capernaum rejected, does that, or not
imply that lt "is simply a matter of the
strength of the Influence whether a
sinner repents or not?
If a sinner rejects undor one Influence and repents under a stronger one
is It right to put the blame of a, sinner rejecting the gospel upon tho too
weak Influence brought to bear upon
Are tho Influences which could be
brought to bear, strong onough to
causo tho most hardened sinner to repent?
Vorso 25—Why or why not, arc' culture, education and scientific rosenrch
. I any necessary aid or hlnderanco   to
spiritual discernment?
Why havo chlldron nnd thoso with
a child llko spirit, a koenor spiritual
vision, than others with more' knowledge?   ,
Aro unoducatod pooplo with tho
snmo kind of morn! character, moro
liable to hoo and yield to spiritual
truth than thoso who nro highly educated?
Whut aro tho »yos with which wo
soo spirltunl truth, aro, they of tho human Intolloct, or of tho Immortal soul
nnd how do you explain tho process?
Vorso 2G—Why did God mnko Hplr-
Itunl perception not to dopond upon tho
Vorso 87: Explain how, anil why is it
thnt God has glvon Josus the font roi
of nil things?
To whom doos tho Fathor and Johiih
rovonl tliomnolvoR?
Vorsos 28-30—To whnt kind of rost
doos Johiih Invito thoso who will como
unto hlm?
Whnt Ih your vlow, oh to whulhor
Jonim Is a hard, or nn easy miiHtm* to
Can a Bliicuro ponton of ordlnnry 'U*
tnlnmonts, porfoctly ploaHo God In all
things, and thon find thnt Johiih'
"bunion Is light?"
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i -   ■      '
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When the men decided to reject the terms offered by
the Canadian Coal Consolidated Company at Frank on
the 31st day of March, it was generally thought that an
amicable arrangement would be arrived at before long.
The reason for this was the expectation that the Company's representatives .would, after a short period of reflection, reach-the conclusion that their demands were
decidedly de trop: Let us look at the question in a cool
and dispassionate manner, viewing tho different phases
of the several disputatious points from" the standpoint
of anunbiased and'uninterested arbiter, and so we will
proceed to analyze the situation, presenting the case as
we deem it appeals to*both parties to the controversy,
and then making a summing up, based on these two postulates, submit our conclusions with a feeling of confidence in the accuracy of our contentions.
After several conferences between the representatives of the United Mine Workers of America and of the
Company under discussion, the manager of the, latter
stated that it was imperative that certain, concessions
should be made before he; in his capacity as manager for
the Canadian Coal Consolidated, would entertain any
matters looking to the agreement under which the mines
should be operated iri future. '  c *   *      *- *        *
The first of these, was that the men should concede
a reduction of five cents per ton for mining the-pillars.
' This in itself is most assuredly a stipulation that cannot
help but be recognized by all, as certainly unthinkable
now. For tlie past few months newspapers and .magazines
'   have been full of information bearing upon the increased
cost of living, and the different authorities who have been
■■' imous in substantiation that it costs much more now,
to live than it did In years past. <„     '  -,
■ '. *  .We find that, even such hardheaded men as those
;who look after the, corporate interests ,0*5 the*<m*|nlng! Industry throughout'the' United States are compelled to
•.accept.the Incontrovertible figures supplied by the Bureau
' of Statistics, JVashington, D. C, relative to this much
mooted subject, hence their willingness to grant an increase to the miners of the bituminous district.'- There
havo been .also demands mado by Labor organizations
upon the railroad companies, both in Canada and in   the
United States, and we find that the companies have granted increases to their employees.     Moreover, . oven in
■Wales, where the competitive struggle, among those, who
aro selling their only property, their labor powor, Is of
tho   most   Intense   character   the mine   owners   have
granted a sensible,increase,of pay.    These are facts, not
fancies, which we aro respectfully submitting, riot only
for the consideration of tho general public, but for tho
edification of the gentleman who requested tho decrease.
Secondly, tho demand was made for tho Insertion of
a clause in tho prospective agreement to tho effect that
the United Mine Workers of America waive all Jurisdiction over tho mon wbo aro working ln or around tho
Whilst tho old cry of "competition Is tho life of trado"
wiib predominant, a few decaileH ago, wo now have by
tho natural evolution of human development reached tho
rocognltlon, that lt Is by co-operation that the best results
can bo obtained; hence tho Institution and development
of collective bodloH, iih Instanced on one side by tho
trusts, fomhlnos and mor«erfi, and on tho sldo of tho
workltiK-class by co-operative societies and craft, unions,
the latter changing Into Industrial ornnnlzntlnnn, and with
ihls spirit, It neccsHiirlly follows tbnt this orgunlzalon,
(Tho Untcd Mlno Workers of America) mimt ovor endeavor to enlist In Its ranks all wIioho occupation Is connected with tho Industry of coul mining, This Ih tho
explanation why It Is Important that thoro should bo a
solid body of tho employees of tho aforesaid Company
carry I iik Union cards.
Thirdly: That tho minors relinquish thn closo shop
iiiidnrHtniulInK which hns horclofor*) existed under tho
ugrw-nu-nt recvntly expired.
This proposition Ik nbRoluti-ly untpnabli> If tho ronl
miners are to have any power In reslstlni? the encroach-
ni"nt8 thnt. rnrpornto Infliion-ir-H would bring to benr, and
and io i.-nlerUiln so miuilfoslly absurd n proposition
would put them In tho category of thono who commit
economic hnrl-ltorl, This l« tho presentation from tho
viewpoint of tho Minn Workers, nnd will now endonvor
to present It "without prejudice" nn nearly as we can
from tbe standpoint of the other side,
Firstly, the rwliu'tloi* of five tents per ton In tho
mining of tho pillars.
No doubt this demand Is the natural outcome of tbo
findings of the arbitrator In tho Hillcrest dispute, which
lias boon shown was given upon n certain understanding,
which understanding howovfr.tbo auditors' roport conclus-
Blvoly proved was Imsed on an erroneous premise, Truo
It Ih onlv to bif- expected, tbnt Krnntt-d In one mlno closely
contlniruous, that the Hoard of Director*, ever -alert to
their own Interests, would feej thai, It was only proper
that they should be grunted u like concession, and this
themselves entitled to it,
no doubt at-lusted their representative In bis considering
Secondly, the matter of waiving Jurisdiction over the
men working in or around the shaft, can he easily summed up by any Company figuring-that they can wield
iriore power over individuals, than they can oyer collective
bodies.    To an employee who has no support, and must
T '- •- - '",-.     '-. ,-\ •
accept a job somewhere la order to provide.a livelihood,
he can be treated with 'far. less consideration that if he
has the backing of a powerful labor,, organization.   ,..-■'
Thirdly: That the Miners relinquish the close-shop
understanding that has heretofore . existed , underi! the
agreement recently expired.'     ' *'    •
This phase of the situation, so .far as the employer Is
concerned, is. practically covered by the argument contained under the heading.of "seconly," and there is not
the slightest doubt; but that were the workers to be deprived of the power which is wielded through, their Unions, capital could then enjoy a freedom of action that ia
unknown where these "pestiferous" bodies hold sway, and
the worker reduced,to the condition of a Mexican peon.
Now .we have reached the point of summing up. The
Company, whose principal raison d'etre is the" accumulation of property, whereby dividends can be'distributed
to the different share-hodlers, is determined to use every
effort to see that this object is attained, while on the'
other hand the employee, who must have a mastew of
some kind, feels that he and his, should obtain as much
of this world's goods as he possibly can, leaves no stone
unturned to better his condition, and as is the case with
the great majority of the men affected, left the Mother
country because of a natural desire to get away from
conditions that confront them there and Improve their
material conditions, hence* it would be the height of folly
if by any act of theirs they should. accept any decrease
without exhausting every effort possible to avert such an
undesirable contingency.   '
The City Council are to be congratulated,on the fact
that they are not-weavy in well-doing. .. They have not
slacked off one iota in their efforts to serve the interests
of the city. ;'      •
* Kick when you -: have one to register, but by the same
rule don't hesitate to .praise when it la merited, and wo
believe 'that the last sentence is peculiarly applicable to
the present incumbents. We therefore take pleasure in
bearing witness to the able manner in which affairs have
been attended to up to the present,writing.■ True,,there
are many needed improvements', ,but these will, we feel
sure, be effected as quickly as practicable..
This conclusion we base on what has already been
done, and whilst -huge bodies are supposed to move
slowly! this theory is not applicable to the Fernie City
Council, whom it is to be -hoped that the citizens will aid
as-'much as possible,* and one way would selecting
sotfte day in the near future as a clean-up day, when all
co.uld do their part regardless* of occupation.
-Intone of our recent issues we dropped a hint relative
to the advisability of .establishing drop letter,boxes, and
wo now take-up fthe subject again as we deem this of
great importance'in a_ community where there isso much
distance between: certain points of it as' exists   in Fer-
nli.**. } ■-
For instance ln tho western extremity of the town It
would meet with, the approval, of those residents, who after writing a letter find, that in order to deposit it for
transmission entails a ftlp up a steep hill, arid this might
have its dlsagreeableness Increased by one of those, gentle rains, that haye been so frequent recently. How much
moro convenlent-would lt be If a drop letter box woro Installed at,' say close to the Elk River bridge, and somebody In .ho vicinity commissioned to sell stamps. „
This Is equally applicable to tho North end, and' to
obtain theso prlylieges demands concerted effort on the
part of tho City, Council, the Board ,of Trade, who In
conjunction with* our P. M., ought to bo able to frame' a
prayer that would touch tho hearts of tho powers that, bo
at Ottawa, and grant to Fernio tho same Is
In oporation In Rovolstoko and other Interior points,
whereby citizens could bo bottor accomodated and' tbo
outer world mado more cognisant of,the clty'B expansion.
O'Banion of the Western' Canada
(Fernie). fiyiit. department ma$e.. his
first app"earance-in\Elko thh-H weejt,
with boneless oranges and waterproof
lettuce, y        1li '  v*'7 '"< "*
Just come to'Elko and*Hear >:th'e
meadow . la^k singing the .'glories of
the dawn and see the robins' turning
somersets in the cottonwood groves.-
The spring-.intoxicated calves, doing,
the do-si-do"bythe dance hall dnd' the
optimists"§&~**trckled that Kaiser Wilt-
lams wiggle at both ends.
Our double yolked eggs and/catch
em-all brand of fishing tackle ,is' in
great demand,' and we still believe'
with Johnny Poole that it pays,toad*j
vertise, when you've got the, goods.,'
Come and see Elko, and if you don't,
find everything exactly as we state
we'll agree to sell you fifteen dollars,
worth of goods.for cash and
you that we sell the finest*line • of
goods on the Crow. ,*
Bill Leacey sure will get after you
if you don't clean up. ;
Mrs. J. Todhunter entertained at
Cumberland house on Tuesday: Mrs.
Roo,' who is visiting Elko and Fernie
was the.guest of honor.
, Beauty is only skin deep, but it Is
mighty good as far as it goes. ;
Several young bank clerks, from
Fernie were in Elko last Sunday, but
as they were not on the ,voters, list
we passed them up. •,   ,
. .H. Oldland walked in from, Corbin
City to McGlllivray, beating the Rotary Plow special Monday.
We may be cranks in' Elko but we
are no fools.. ' -
Ernest Marks was In Elko this week
with a full line of Armour's products.
Jefferson, Ham,, Overland Trout, sausage and chipped beef and lard, to fry
your doughnuts..
Whenever you get sad and lonesome
come down to Elko and smile. ;     »
, Messrs.. Lawe and Fisher, two    of
Fernie's eminent barristers, y/ere Elko
visitors this .week..
A. J. Mott frpm the,pine tree,jungles was in,Elko between trains on
Tuesday.   -.,    .„.' " ■    -
A large party", of Greek students bit
the Spokane,''One Dollar gets you a
Job" College, are In Elko taking a
course,with the Great Northern professors in loading and unloading ties
along the track.
Miss Alice, .Phillipps of. Fruitlands
spent several days in Elko during'the
week. ■   -
When you can't fish mend your nets.
J. Pierpont. Morgan's offer oif three
million dollars for an Italian,, palace
standing oni the banks of the. Black-
hand: creek with 100 acres ofi timber
and meadow .land, has been refused.
He can buy from the,writer 320 acres
of land, a fine trout stream .running
through it, several fine new bungaloes
on . the banks' near Elko, the mots
picturesque city on the "Crow, for halt
that amount.- •
Dr. Rutledge of Cranbrook- was in
town this week,./ Doc is "a live vet and
bright smile like,the blank side of an
oil can..', .,.. ."'■■ '  '
. Big Jim McKee.returned from Calgary last.; Thursday. after two weeks
visit., .. Jim • s'sid (it might .'■have (b-een
alright, if he| had riot'p'ut Elko on "the,
register, but a'fter-that it -became "a.
nuisance answering questions . about
Elko arid the'big red apple . country
around it.      ..,       . ■      .
Miss L'. Kennedy of Hosmer was a
guest at Kilmarnock Castle, Elko, several days.this week.       >       •„.       -
A crank is much   preferred   to,a
crook in any country. ;
■*•*'' A7 Crane; locom;, one'
of the herpes>of thV great Fernie fire,
was in Elko this week shaking hands
witlrold friends. . Hundredsin Fernie
will remember-,'Engineer Crane and
the daring fight he* made rescuing women" and children, and taking them to
a place "of safety on that never tobe
forgotten day. Mrs. Crane and son
are at present residing in Rexford, and
Mr. Crane is running the tourist special between Rexford and Elko.
" SALADA" is Kill-grown tea—grown onplanta-
tipns high tip on the hills in the Island of Ceylon.
•T>t:„-i___i_ -^j ajy tender.with a rich, full flavour.
On and. after the 15th day of April,
all dogs found' running at large and
having no,tags will be impounded and
destroyed within three clear days of
such capture unless claimed by, owner.     Tags can be procured, at Fernie
Messenger Office, Vance-Kenny block.
City Pound keeper
.  '     - '       3t38p
r-1—js always ot unvarying good quality.   Will you be content with   common, tea  when  you  can get *'SALADA"? \
,  ;___ Black, Mixed aad Natural Green, iOci 50c, 60c* and 70c per lb. — '
Electric Lighted
Steam Heated.
5  Painters
Only First Class men
need apply.    Best
wages paid.
Box 60
Fernie, JB. C.
The Waldorf Hotel
First Class Accommodation for Travellers
Hot and Cold Water L. A. Mille, Manager
Another addition to our exchanges reached ub thin
week, nnd an there aro several features (hat wo deem
worthy of comment, It Is our .Intention to mako a brlof
review of the snmo,
On tho front page of tho copy wo received Ib, of cour-so
tho nnmo "Tho Weekly ObHorvor," thero is also a well-
executed cut Allowing a typical ''Observer," judging by
iho direction in which the cyca of tho subject, Marjorlo
CurllHH, uro turned, On tho back pngo thero aro throo
tids In n two color effect tbat Bpoalt woll for tho mechanical dopartmont, tho character of tho iuIb Ih decidedly
tufjui-Htlvo. Aii oloctrlo lighting convonlonco -ofervin*?
to "n-adlng In bed" by a Water Power Company Is dovetailed In between two brewing adu, which cun Htarculy
I.o regarded nB,;'nn fltnosH of tlilnifu," unloHa the
lid. tmin In placing thom wuh actuated by tho thought of
"In media icb" Ib most opportune.
TIiIb production Ib tinder tho supervision of HundftB
Henderson, a nowispaporman of International -reputation,
which wo can candidly Buy Ih enliiinced by tho quality of
thlH effort, and bnnpoalt for thlH addition to woBtorn
nownpfipprdom a low? lifo, an Un main objoct Is lo aid In
the advancement, of n conntry wIioho material potential!-
linn havo. aa yot. boon rnoroly aklnncd over. Whilst our
piitbH of thought ani widely divergent, we do not fall to
appreciate ability undor whatever gulso It be robed, henco
have no hcaltntkm In saying that thoso Instrumental in
tho production of this wookly publication!'can feci thnt
they hnvo donv woll, ■
"What a brifht baby!  Can he
•YeaH he can tay Thanks
when you put a nickel in his
Next Frldny Frederic Vtllim. tho Kurnp«nn doyen of
war torrespondenU, will lecture In Fernie. Ho flrat camo
prominently Into notice In tho Tuico-Servian, war na rep-
joHcntallve of tho Graphic, ond today he'enjoya tbo ropn-
latlon or being tho spectator of mot, evidences of insn'tt
navmery than any living civilian.
Feruie Opera House
Friday, April
22nd, at 8.30
The World   Famous
War Correspondent
will deliver bis tllusualto, ucuuc
Pictures of
Many Jars
Miluls-i SOC,      Clll'lil JSt,
It's a Mere
what we are charging-, for. some:
properties compared to what they
are worth.       ",        '      *,.
Just unloaded, including Patent Wire Fencing, Wire;
Netting, Barbed Wire and Lumbering Supplies, 'lso ,
Carload Farm Implements & Carriages
In addition to the above,., we have a full line of
Harness and their Parts.    Your patronage solicited.
J. M. AGNEW & Co.
Real Estate.Will
Just around the corner
from !Bleas4ell!s
Open Night &, Night 1
and you can't estimate actual val;
uea by our low down prices. You're'
on the road to Wealthvllle when
dealing'with us.
Insurance and Real Estats
Furniture Moving a Specialty,
Leave Orders, with W. Keay
—r ~^-T-'pHO'Sl-.TS*J'"
?; JEi_!,77   KING'S HOTEL
Bar supplied with  the best Wines,
Liquors and Cigars
•'On* .first"*'  'class
business and rest-
dentlal  property.
,      MATTER   OVER, WITH   U8
Real Estate & Insurance
Cree; & Moffatt
A Garden
Is worth planting well.
Don't simply ask for seeds
ask for Simmers Seeds.
The time to correct mis
takes is before they can happen. It
would be a grave mistake to plant your
garden with second class seeds.
Simmer's Seeds
arc dependable because they are proven
Buy Simmer's Seeds for your garden
this spring. We have them for the
flower and vegetable garden, and the
Lawn.   A large variety in stock.
Suddaby's Drug & Book Store
Agent for Victor and Edison Phonographs Wall Papers
Huyler's & Lowney's Chocolates, Reached Base Ball Goods.
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Th« Official Organ of. District No.  18, U. PI. W.  of A.
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Fernie, B. C, April 16th,  1910
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News From the Camps
From. our own Correspondents
. The football officers for the season
, are:
Hon. President: John Shanks, Esq.
President:  David Martin, Esq.
Vice-Pres: Bernard Caufield, Esq.
Sec.:  'Bill" Hughes.
Treasurer:  Dan Shaw.
Team Selecting Committee: W. Ratr
cliffe, P. Mulgrew, Tom Moreland, P.
Nee, Charles Clarldge, James   Logan,
Ed. Coates, Robt, Sampson, W.'Reld.
Captain: W. McFegan. .'
Vice-Captain: Thomas Barnes.:
Colors:  Red and,white. *1 •
spring. guns," but in Coal Creek we
have foot'catchers, that are so securely concealed that you don't know of
their existence until, like ■ a resident
of, this placo, you "put your foot in
it,"' and cannot get It out. , In the
vicinity of that part of the street
fronting on the football ground, the
sidewalk Is. honeycombed by the waters' ravages and certainly It would not
be surprising If somebody does receive
more serious injury than a good bump
to earth,'as lt is an easy matter to
sprain an ankle or break a leg! Prevention Is better than cure. Hope
this may be looked into and rectified
before any casualties arise.
the'service, thence to the cemetery.
It was one of the largest1 funerals in
Michel. . .     ■    '
Dick Rolf was a guest of the Michel
hotel this week.
R. Strachan; deputy inspector, was
inccamp this week. .
D. McNeish, of "Fernie is a guest
of the, Great Northern- ■ hotel this
week. .' *
, James;\\T. Fish of Lethbridge, was
In the camp this week ona business
trip.      '■ *"
The quoit ,club organized, by the
boarders of the Carr Boarding house
are practicing daily and Capt. Small-
man Intends issuing a challenge In the
near future to all comers.    .
William Ireland has resumed work
again, after being in "the hospital for
a few-weeks. „
J. S. Alexander of Fernie was in the
camp this week, at the Great Northern
W. Hewitt, clerk in Trites-Wood Co.
intends leaving the first of the week
for the prairie, with the intention of
starting ln business for himself. We
wish him all success in bis new undertaking. .   - ,
•. Fixtures, ,,,
May 2: Fernie, away.,
, May 14: Michel, .home. > ^  <• * .
May 21:  Fernie, home;
May 28: Hosmer, home.      '
June 11: Bellevue, away.
June 18:  Michel, Away.
'    June 25:  Frank, Home.
July, 2: .Bellevue, .Home.-"
July 16: Frank, Away.-
July 30: Coleman, Home. .
August,13. Hosmer,.Away.
..August 27: Coleman, Away.  .
James McLetchle moved to   Fernie
this week, but Intends'to go to Vancouver shortly, where he has bought a
. dairy business.     We wish him success in.his new enterprise'.
,*Mr. and Mrs. Sid Hunt, Mrs. J.' Mlt-
1 chell, M. Jones,. Miss M. Kent, C. Minton and D. Lynn/vere up to tlie soc-.
ial dance on Wednesday evening and
'•ah enjoyable- promenade*. down  Coal
Creek boulevard.'
Joe Falvo,1 who    for ..the past two
"' years has been working- in the stables
up here, moved to Fernie this week to
start, in the boot and-shoe,,repairing
line. '       '"'"_'* '"' ,■' ."'""'"""' '   .
•Electric lights were"installed in the
> police bungalow up here this week by
Johnson and Ratcliffe..
,7Miss L'. Jenkins and Robt. Spruston .,\r\'r-^r,n.—1Mlin\.al-t\n-frtrt„^tsttl,vlvto..
iting. Mr. and Mrs. J.'Shanks.      °    -.-
Mr.  and-Mrs.  Moses,, took*..a..trip
down to M'irshel lastvSaturday. Mr. Moses returned pn,Monday. . ' ■"-•'   '.-•
«. .^A friendly football match has beep
*• arranged .to.Uak© place/aU'Fernie. on
, Saturday, between Coal Creek" >  and
Fernie.    This should be a good game
, as both teams will be doing their best
to make' a good showing for the   Incoming   season.     Kick-off   at   6.15
,.: D. Macvanel, the grocery clerk for
Trites-Wood' company up here Is leaving at the, end. of tho month, and is
, thinking" of going to Calgary.
Miss Stewart.Ib now occupying the
cashier's desk for tho Trites-Wood Co.
up hero; 7. ■■ ' ''.,\'^'::.,'-'jyy '* '*
'/The dancing class held their last social on Wednesday evening in tho club
hall. There was, a good company in
nitendaiico and everybody reported a
fine time.  ,
Ike Cnrtmol bas bought tho house
lately Martin Dooley and
moved into lt on Wednesday, He is
expecting his wife and family, out from
England shortly.
* Davo Atherton arrived back from
Pincher Crook on Tuesday looking a
good deal better for tho time ho has
boon away. Actually grown fat; no
Sam Davis and Milos Isltt arrived
back hero from Coal City, Alberta last
John C. Tumor was up horo from
Corbin on Wednesday visiting his nu-
, moroiiB frionds.
Tho mines up horo woro all Idlo two
dayB this wook'owing to a Bhortngo ot
box cars. This Is tho flrHt tlmo that
theso mines hnvo beon Idle for this
reason. Tho shareholders of this
compnny woro kicking about no dividends a fow weeks ago. This will
glve,<tbem somothing elso to grumblo
about. Tbo mines up bore woro no-
ver In bottor shape thon at proBont for
a big output.
Got your tlckot for tho football smoker this wook ond and help to ralso
tho fund to glvo tho boys n good start
t'liln season,
Ralph Mllno arrived In camp Inst
Saturday from tho coaBt.
Tommy Ratcljffo arrlvod back hero
laHt, Friday aftor spondlng four months
at homo In Lnncanhlro, England, ITo
Ib looking nono tho worno for his trip*
lighter In pockot but heavier In
Thu slope hoist In No. li mlno broke
down on Tuosday nftornoon cunning
\**the mon In thnt district to bo laid off
for iho day.
Tom Mrinunn, nlirht shift tlrohnnn Iri
No, f> mine, got his right foot-caught
with a piece ot rock on Tuomluy morning, which will cniiRo him to tako a
rent for a fow dayB.
tyrs. Hobort Hewing nrrlvod horo
laBt wook from Scotland lo Join hor
hv 'tbtirid.
A littlo girl named Mabel Evans had
a narrow oacapo from drowning In tho
crook lnnt Saturday. Tho child wob
trying to croBB tho crook on soma
. planks laid acroiss when sho lost hor
balnneo nnd foil In, nnd wai carried
nwny. Tommy UnlM. who hnpponod
to bo pawing tho bridgo, «aw hor In
tho wntor nnd wont down and caught
bor as sho was being carried past,
' Sho was unconscious and badly bruised, but In progressing favorably at
' In the Old Country you ofton read
tbe sign "Beware of man. traps nnd
(Kecelvecl last week)
There ,was quite an exciting time in
New Michel this week over the bowl;
ing contest.     The     scores of    the
teams follow:
New Town
C. Beard ;.'...    191     98—280
J. Davy —...;.:    145   149—294
T. Carpenter      191  il31—322
T. Guest .........    170   123—293
•W. Porter  '..   182   144—326
;        Old Town      ■ „=••
W. Smallman ....*>...   153 ilii-
J: Robertson .*..•. .'•....   118 '*' 163
H. Wallac-p *-.'..:    136
G. Gleaves    151
J. Nowels  .-. ... 7.   154-,
•The return match • will be^' played
next  week when  Captain' Smallman
expects-to .regain his lost laurels. ■
'James McLeod was appointed   fire
boss in No. 8. mine.   ~ ,*■- .7,
-j.'-Wm, Davis," fire'boss InT-To' 8 mine
has resigned* and* his* position is now
filled by-John Moore., •
■ Ed.Stacey left for the coast*,, this
week, 'intending*; f.p< rjebiain there all
summer. i: :.'  *    '.
;"J. E. McPherson, fire\boss at,Coal
•Creek; was visiting friends in ramp
;ttiis'week. ,        ;*, '      ":"
Ml'    Tlnvn  Mnrrm  T-tqg  Inlrnn   ■r.yor'  the.
Thompson boaridng house.,?,
* Mr. and Mrs. Thomson are visiting
their daughter, Mrs. Tom Duncan   at
Passburg, Alta.       7 .". ".
Hugh .McJJougall, ;.maste*r ^mechanic
ot Cprbin was Iri cariV'pthts .weeki^Is-
Mr. Rowland Wood of the Trites-
Wood comapny was seen on our Main
Boulevard.during the past week.
Mr. A. -Allan of Blairmore, was another visitor in our. midst recently.
The long expected change has now
taken place,-* and we have Mr. John
Brown, as director of ceremonies, in-
stead_of the .well-known,,'C. P. Hill,
who has-left these pastuers in order
to make an' extended tour of the continent...' - •'.•'.■ °    ,
•Mr. Brown is'by no means a stranger in the Pass, as he has formerly
been In the employ of the Hosmer
Mines Company. As is customary
at such.times everyone is wondering
what changes are in store, but they
might-just as well wait, as the future
willishow.        ....
Hillcrest is'fast growing out of its
long clothes and assuming the airs of
a town. The latest addition to our business firms-Is that of a-bakery and,
confectionery establishment, so now
if any of our friends pay us a visit we
can treat them to a bath bun or a lemon cake of home production. Pool experts will.also be welcome as we can
now furnish them with the necessary
implement's of the game.
There, is to be a policeman installed in
Corbin, who' will interpret capitalistic
laws with the aid'of a club. O what
a wise government.
Then Billy. Ross Is .'to send his records in the. house, showing how he
voted for a by-weekly pay bill that he
knew1 would never,pass. The usual
dose of sloppy beer., was handed out,
which of'course was the main attraction.    *'*■,''
- Billy McKay of, Fernie was here on
Monday and left his" trade mark behind him, which has not at this late
date entirely become erased.
An animated encounter in the shape
of a wrestling bout came off here lately, with Wm. Ryan and the old timer
Teddy Trafford, as the combatants.
By, all reports tb hand it appears, that
Ryan was the winner. Since then
anyone can observe" the old timer undergoing treatment at the Sandow developers between the hours of 3 and
5 ln the evening.
A meeting in the interests of Socialism was held here two weeks since.
A large and appreciative audience listened to, "The Socialist Party and
What, it Stands For," delivered by
Comrade Turner.'
Since 'writing the above the old timer has met with a'very nasty accident,
One of his legs is bandaged from the
thigh to the knee, the result I understand of a severe burn. We allhope
he will be around soon.
Within the last few days a large percentage of the English speaking miners have leftthe camp. This is to be
deplored as they are ,the mainstay of
everything , pertaining to the welfare
of the camp. The foreign element
here has a.large majority.
W. Minton ofJFernie blew in here on
Monday last. He, along with others,
are building a coke oven to enable the
company to ascertain.the coking qualities of their coal. We hope the experiment will prove successful.,Watch
Corbin grow.    ■ ->     "
Jack McAlpine, fire boss, who met
with a nasty accident about two weeks
ago, falling down the chute and breaking three, ribs and inflicting other injuries is. we are pleased to report,
so much improved as to;be once again
attending ' to ' his' official duties.- It
is weir to be blessed "with a good,
strong,' Scotch constitution*.
' Percy. Spencer and John Leggett
left fox- the coast this week to spend
tho summer. ■* ", „". ' '7
. Wm. Gregory, an old timer visited
the camp this week renewing old acquaintances. " 7 ' '' '
, The Inquest held on Monday night in
the court house on the body of Grav-
clnne PozzI consisted of the following
; John Dwyer, foreman.
; John Flyman
John Fisher
v.Tohn Robertson   n
Charles Dawson
Harvey Wallace
A, C. Murray, coroner;
They returned a verdict of accidental death with no blame attached   to
anyone.      „ „
F., G. Waters of IJosmer was in Michel on a business trip this week and
registered at tho Groat' Northorn hotol.
James Carman Is able to movo out
again, and tho boys nro glad to see
his smiling countonnnce,
Basil Dick nrrlvod ln camp from
Watrous thla wook and expects to ro;
main for tho rest of tho summer.'
A colored minor mot with a serious
accldont ln No, G slope on Tuesday
morning by having his leg fractured,
and sustaining other bodily injuries.
Ho was caught botwoon tho rib and
tho car on tbo main slopo, Ho was
linmodlately romovod to tho hospital,
He Ib woll known ln the camp und IiIb
many frlondB nro anxious for IiIb recovery.
Chostloy Ilorrltt of Fornie nrrived In
enmp nnd haB started to work In No,
5 mlno.
Tho now bolst at No. 5 mlno Ib In
running ordor nnd ovory ono Ib expecting to soo tho hoisting rocord brokon.
Dr. Honnoll of Fornio was In camp
this wook making a personal Innpoc-
tion of tho sanitary conditions, and no
doubt tho condition**, he found In the
camp woro a comploto surprlso to hlm.
Tho water that tho roBldontB of
Mlchol nro using for drinking, nnd
othor purposes nt present Ib taken
from tho crook and In In fliicb a condition thnt tho hoalth officer Bhould
tnko steps to enforce tho purifying of
snmo to provent nn epidemic,
Tho vaudovlllo ontortnlnmcnt given
In Crnhrin'B bnll nn Mnndnv iind Ttw*.
day nights drew a largo attendance,
nnd Manager I'lzzouolo should be congratulated on securing such a com*
pany of first class artists.
Tho bnscbnll mntch botwoon thb old
Town and Now Michel on Sunday re-
"iiltf**'! In 1 li'li to,' (im Vniu Tow::
the scoro bolng bo largo that thoy lost
tho ball, nnd Capt. Eaterbrook claims
thnt whon they meet again tho rosult
will bo entirely different, an hia team
Is having dnlly practtco In Carr'a ball
grounds with, good results,
Tl. M. Yoiin*r, Bivertnry of the Crows
Nost Pnas Coal company visited camp
thla wook.
Tho mines were all Idle on Saturday
toallow tho memb-jrs of Michel local
to allow the members of Michel local
thor Q, Votil, Tho funeral procciolon
left bis residence across the crtek,
stppplna; at the Catholic church for
Last (Sunday witnessed an event of
rare occurrence. M^iay citizens arose
at 3 o'clock. Their slumbers were
'rudely jolted^-by the unearthly sounds
that issued'frdm a '*siren" "tbat certain-.*
ly could be better regarded as the
double * dyed essence of the numberless lost souls of Dante's Inferno, and
the notes were so ear piercing that,
we fear "some of our neighbors will
not bo able to hear their wives scolding hereafter.''. It was soon found out
that the'occasion'of this morning disturbance was an outbreak of fire at
the mine, and before the many willing
workers, could ascend the steep and
long hill the flames had almost completely.*,devoured the wash houBO, in
which th'erei were some 180 lockers
with the men's clothes In. How--It
stnrtcd nobody knows, and of course
now that tho frost is out of tho ground
'and tho houso Is out of commission,'it
Ib expected, that, the super will put bis
promise' Into execution and havo. a
now ono built that will bo up-to-date In
ov.ory respect, In tho moantlmo we
hear that a temporary building
constructed' but that this will soon
bo replaced by a concrete one. ',.
The output Ib steadily on the increase, and the management feel that
|t Is only a question of time whon tho
average will bo at loast ono thousand
tons dally. . This will cortalnly bo
appreciated by tho compnny and tho
buslncBB pooplo generally.
Hosmer local has decided to buy a
lot, and build a union hall with a store
below to bo operated on the Co-opcra-
tlvo plan. This should hnvo of ovory workingman aa It Is ono
of tbo bost for thom to BOrvo their own
Intorosts, provided of courso It Is properly run,
This is tho tlmo of thc year when
lho young man's thoughts turn to
sports, and tho youth of this town are
not behind Uiobo of nny othor ulnco ob
both baaoball nnd football clubs hnvo
boon organized nnd wc nro expecting
thnt thoro will bo plonty of opportunity for somo exhibition of thoso gnmefl
In tho nonr future.
Thoro will bo a Jolllflcntlon Hurprluo
party al tho house of our worthy P.
M. noxt Mondny to speed Mrs, Rod-
gora on her departuro for tho Old
Mrs, I/iBhley Hall occupied the pulpit laBt Sunday nt tbe MothodlHt
church nnd furnlflhod ub with somo
food for mental ninntlcntlon,
Wednesday:1 Coroner Plunkney held
the inquest today on the'body of Tom-
years of age,-who came to his death
last Saturday by falling down the
chute of No. 3 mine. Dr. Snyder, resident physician, made an autopsy, but
stated that all the organs were in a
healthy condition, the>!6nly abnormal
feature being the congestion, resultant
from,the nature of his accident. The
jury after careful cohsl-Jeratlon returned the following,verdict: "That this
jury find that the deceased, Tommasso
Bolldoro. came to his death from suffocation caused by coal falling" upon
him. We, however,'r,qc.ommend that
hereafter whenevor it, chute is undergoing repairs that nobody Bhall approach chute except;those working
thereon unless they hnvc'.been duly Informed of the,fact that repairs are In
progress, ,,;..■. '   ;
Just heard, of a mnn<;here dropping
dead .upon*'reaching home today, but
Billy Mclntyre, the popular proprietor of the Coldwater hotel is all smiles
as his fine 20th Century hotel is nearly finished., Billy has promised the
boys a fine time at the opening.
If you, are down in the dumps6come
to the Nicola. Valley, the place of
sunshine. It's all comfort at the
Coldwater hotel and Billy will play
you a tune on the pianola.
Frank-Mansfield thinks he will get
to Ireland about the next ] 7th. He is
at present .working for McBride on the
government road, and be says .McBride is the hardest boss that he ever
worked for.
Joe Cottett's furniture arrived on
Monday and Joe is full of business,
but he lost his pipe. Billy Mclntyre
found the treasure.
If you have ahy spare cash put it
into Merritt real estate and watch It
Bingy Brothers have imported 12
Jerseycows and St. Charles is a thing
of the past.
Merritt has no boom; it's just a
steady growth.
Billy Mclntyre has employed Miss
Gavlin to look after Jenny, who like
her papa, takes a prospecting trip
some times and gets lost.
Ben Sullivan is making a concrete
building for the brewery.
Bill Cooper has got the agency for
flat, irons, a handy thing for newly-
married couples.
John Dundas has charge of the government work here.
Dan Sutherland, the champion chopper was here on Tuesday.
Chas. Barton and his wife are sick
in bed and the church people are fall-,
ing over themselves to care for them—
I' don't think. The boys who don't
give a —— are doing the job and are
doing, it fine. Charley won't want
for a thing.
Come to the Nicola Valley and hear
the robbins and thrush sing and forget
your troubles.
Dan Fraser is still working leather,
but the hammer .beats it."
Merritt is going to celebrate the 24th
and 25th of May. .< * For a, good time
and a bracer come to Merritt.
The Methodist church will be. opened here oii the 17th. May it do good
work.       " ' v
The' dance and social held at Middlesboro was a decided success.
Billy Hallian was leader of the orchestra and Billy knows how to dish
_up_the_muBic. "-" '
Imperial Bank of Canada
o Capital Authorized $10,000,000
Capital Paid Up ..... .$5,000,000     Reserve $5,000,000
D. R. WILKIE, President HON. ROBT JAFFRAY, Vice-Pres.
Arrowhead, Cranbrook,  Fernie, Golden, Kamloops, Michel, Moyie, Nelson,
Revelstoke, Vancouver and Victoria.
Interest allowed on deposits at current rate from date of deposit.
Merchants Bank of Canada
1 " ' '
Capital $6,000,000    Reserve $4,602,157
President Sir H. M. Allan     Gen.   Manager E. F. Hebden
A General Banking Business Transacted; Out of Town Accounts Solicited, Deposits or Withdrawals may be made by mail.
Savings Bank Department
$1.00 opens an account; interest paid at  Highest Current    Rates.
Pat Cantlen is downfrom Voght valley. Pat says its. a country life for
me, my boys, and he look it. He says
they are waiting for the C. P. R. to
build in that country, and that if they
don't Pat will build the line himself—
Horrah for Ireland! .,..-••■,.,-
■ Tim Voght was a good old soul, who
could drink as much whiskey as any
man, but was a man anyway. Tim
would never see a soul starve for a
drink or a meal, but through an accident he * cashed ln and has gone to
the Great Beyond. Fully 200 people
followed him to his last resting,place
—a sure sign that Tim has not been
Jack, Hawkins is here today.     *,
did not,learn:his name,,
We Jti'e glad to' be \ablo . to Infdrm
your readers thnt tho U. Mi,W. A. has
now a local established at Police Flats,
thanks7* to the', efforts jof our friend,
Charles Garner, NelI;' in the
financial secretary and with'82 char-
tor members'you can rest assured that
union principles will be 'strictly adhered to In this neck of tbo woods, Do
not forgot the address "Police Flats,
via Pnsuburg, Altn, - ■'   *,
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Yorkshire   Fire,   Home   of  New
York, Commercial Unioirof N.   .
1 *>        1 *
Employers'Liability, London Guarantee
""    '       and Accident  '. :	
Have you^ seen the New
Insurance, minimum cost
Henderson Block
Fernie? B. C.'
Our renders will noto on another
page tho demise of Bcnjnmin I. Robinson, a- well known miner who hns followed Ills occupation nt Frank, Michel,
Fornio, Colomnn nnd Corbin, nnd It
wiib while working in'the Inat named
camp IiIh health falling, he decided to
try tho effect of a rest at his homo
In Canmore, but dOHplto ovory ministration that loving linndii could give,
tho physiclnnB ndvlucd that a lower
ultltudo waa tho only posslblo wny In
which there was any hopo of - prolonging lifo, but, nlan for human deslren,
aftor little moro tlmn a threo,months
stay ho received the summons that
comes to nil and hns now gone to the
better land "Where Buffering Ih no
moro and tho wenry nro nt rest,"
— ■■■I  -i^>i  '
A ladies'cloak room, storo room and
Bmoking room is being added to the
Waldo hall. Mr. L. M. Smith has the
contract. Tho ladles of,Wnlilo are to
bo congratulated on tho result of their
entorprlBO nnd hard work.
. Tho Baker Lumber Compnny mill Is
running night and day, nnd n flno cut
Is reported. Mr. Poter Backs, our
capablo sawyer, strives ovory day to
out-do his record of tho dny boforo,
Mr. and Mrs. Dunn leavo on Tuob-
day for Wisconsin.
Mrs, McNnb wna nt homo to her
friends on Saturday aftornoon In honor ot Mrs. Dunn," hor BlHter, who Ih
leaving Waldo, A largo numbor woro
present from Baynes nnd Wnldo nnd
nil spent nn enjoynble afternoon.
Mi'B, W. Robert son ontortalncd n
fow friends at aftornoon ten InHt week
in honor of Mra. Dunn, nnd nil hnd n
pleasant time.
Mr.' Bovorloy King has succeeded
Mr. Dunn ns storekeeper for the linker Lumber Co.
The only kind suitable for
this climate.
The Leading Druggist
.Tun-inn Molvln nn obi Hmnf linn
passed the great Divide. Ho hnd
been ill for Homo timo, gradually wasting to a shadow, until Good Frldny,
-when he gave up tho unequal strain.
I!o was burled noxt day, a largo attendance following tho remains to the
novor return to tho heathery braes
and the Bound of tho pibroch shrill.
Tho l.ocnl Consorvntlvo association
hold a meeting of their supporters on
tho evening of tho last dfcy of Mnrch.
It li understood that a largo Attend-
nnrn put In an npponr«ne«». Among
tho dopo handed out was tho promise
of a government road, ho that wo will
have equal opportunities to exercise
our automobiles with the M-sRrlde
Bowser and Ross fraternity. IJut
that Is not all tbo blessings that this
ovor loving bunch of coal hewer* nre
to rec-Jlve from these frltnds of labor.
You asked,for news tso hero It Ib:
Your correspondent Ib nn ordinary
fiiiBB who wljl tnke a drink, piny a
gnn«> of enrds nnd go to church when
ho fooli*. llko it (not ofton..)
Wo hnve two nnners horn nnd ne|.
ther of them belong to tho Union.
A yard eimmu nrrived lieru today
for tho Middlesboro in I *)-*-•«, which
will be a great help both to the miners nnil the mnnngomoht who nrn now
prnmlseit lots of cars, "
erage wago.
A dnlly oervlco starts here on Monday/row tho main.
* John Ilovlln nay* he Is going   to
Kray.    He has work and
Is making a stake for Tiluonburg.
Johnny C-inklln (rot a hsrd hit In the
head last Sunday with a ball and got
concussion of the brain, but last m-
portfl state h«' l« getting along flno.
Borne of our local Lords Day Alllnnre
fanatics would have liked to have
seen Johnny crmb In as a warning io
others ngalnst plsylng ball on flundsy,
but Johnny will play again.
One     Night    Only
April 16
The Sutherland Stock Co.
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"Kathleen Mavoureen"
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Examining for Firedamp
Composition of Blackdamp-Height of Testing Flame-Percentage of Firedamp that
is Dangerous-Main Subject in Blue Book
(Written for Mines and Minerals by
James Ashworth.)
A Blue Bool, has just been issued in
England in which this important detail of coal-mine management is one
of the main subjects treated. The reports are signed by Dr. John Cadman,
professor of mining in the university
of Birmingham, and Mr. E. B. Whalley
an assistant inspector of mines. These
two gentlemen were appointed by the
Royal Commission bn Mines, with the
permission of the Home Office, to conduct investigations into the facts surrounding the question of laying down
a "standard of ventilation for mines"
and also "to make observations as to
the amount of firedamp which can be
detected oh the flame of a safety lamp,
and the amount which is in practice
detected by firemen ancl other officials
during .their examinations." These
investigations were to be made in
consultation with Dr. J. S. Kaidane,
F. R. S., who is a member of the Royal
Commissioner on Mines.
The commissioners thought that this
evidence was likely to be of great
practical interest to colliery managers,
ancl therefore the volume has boen issued separately, and before they make
any recommendations on the question'
of ventilation.
The most cursory glance through
this mine is quite sufficient to convey
the conviction to even a careless observer, that we are brought plump up
■against the'most serious propositions;
but it is mainly in reference to the title
subject of this article that attention
will be directed.
' Observations were made in eleven
seams at five collieries In East Scotland and 39. collieries in Northumberland, Durham, Yorkshire, Lancashire,
Warwickshire, Staffordshire and South
Wales; ,' The instruments used for as';
certaining the _ humidity of th'e air,
the barometrical state of the weather,
and measurement, of „£he lair, currents
were tested and calibrated at Kew.
The samples of air for analysis' were
collected in 2-ounce stoppered bottles,
by''"means'of an ordinary aspirator,
which had the suction end ln the bottle, and after ^filling were securely
corked up. In some few cases determinations of carbon jdioxide.and fire-,
damp were made underground by' the
means of. the portable gas-analysis apparatus designed"by Dr. J. S. Haldane.
These analyses were recorded for the
safety lamps, etc.,' in the different atmospheres. *
As, to "blackdamp" Doctor." Haldane,
discovered that it is not carbonic-acid
gas as generally supposed, but a mixture of carbonic acid gas andnitro-
* In "The Investigation of Mine Air"
Doctor Haldane says (page, 124) "By
blackdamp or chokedamp a miner practically understands any sort of gas
or air that will extinguish a candlevpr
lamp without at tho snme time being
capable of causing an explosion, and
which will not cause symptoms of poisoning, asphyxiation, or\serious,.discomfort, when mixed wlt^us,; "suff Ic-
tentvalr-toallow, >a candle',to b'uirn.
Purcjiblackdamp, free from air, Is very
comfaon]^ confused*.with carbonic acid
but Js f ea,Hy 'a.'' mixture, of ; nitrogen
wltl^a relatively*!small proportion of
carbonic acid.
"q\ackdnmpMnore'rtroquontly'. has *a
greater density than air, and1 In consequence is to be found on the floor
and;jn the low lying workings. From
tho_Be records it will bo seen that there
are cases In which blackdamp is lighter than nlr. Such ciibosi aro to bo
found whore tho blackdamp contains
lens than 5.25 per. cent of carbonic
acid, or whon firedamp Is mixed with
Any accumulation of blackdamp of
lighter density thnn air should bo examined with tbo groatoBt caution If It
contains Iohs than 5.25 pur cont of cm*-
bonic ncld .particularly in mines work-
oil by naked lights, ns in all probability
firedamp In one of Its component parle.
Tho Inriuonco af damp nlr on tho Indications for firedamp is not referred
to, but it Ib stated thnt, with tho wot
bulb showing from 80 to 85 degrees,
hard work wiih liuposBlblo, niul In n
fow cases It wuh noted that the .watering of tho rondwiiyH to allay coal
dust Increased tho wot bulb temperature nnd nffectod tho lnbor cnpnclty of
the men engaged In thnt vicinity.
Doctor Cndmnn In prefacing Part 2
of bin roport on Snfoty I.nmpB, BiiyH'--
"Tho dnta publiHhod on this subject,
und the opinions of mining onglnoon*
jjlvun In ovliloiico before tho Roynl
CommlHHlon ou Mlnon, vary to mich nn
extent thai ll wiih thought ndvlHnble
to ik-voto H|>cclnl attention to It,"
LiunpH of vnrloiiH lypoH, nud burning
dlffonuit kinds of oUh, were imcb carefully iiiibnilttciil to an ntnim-plu-i-'-* underground In which ii Horli'H of tmiily-
hIh wiih conduct'mI conciirriMitly with
tlin recording of Iwllr-ntlnnR of flro-
damp noted upon the lamps! The
lamps named in the report are the following: a number of double-gauze
Marsauts (the only ones illustrated);
Ash worth-Clowes hydrogen; Ashworth
Pieler (why this lamp is called a Pie-
ler is not explained)' bonneted Muese-
ler. Deflector, Stokes alcohol lamp (an
Ashworth-Hepplewhite, Gray with the
Stokes alcohol attachment); Davy
lamp, not stated whether with' bare
gauze or bonneted;. Protector lamp,
burning cblzaline (does not state if
double gauze or Mueseler type) and
the Wolf lamp burning benzine.   '
It may'be noted that there aro several well known lamps" which are in
daily use by firemen and miners which
do not appear in this list.
Oils—The oils used were first, purely vegetable colza, and, secondly, the
blends of this*colza with petroleum of
250 to 260 degrees flash point, the percentage of petroleum varying from 25
to 100 and the specific gravity from
.885 to .825 at 60 degrees F.
The tests were mainly made with a
number of Marsauts, though another
series was made with lamps burning
colzaline spirit. Each lamp had a
scale at the back of the flame to render the exact measurement df ' the'
height of the cap possible."
Testing Flame: The standard height
adopted was 1-10 of an inch with any
oil used. The importance, of adopting a standard height of testing "flame
is instanced by the following list of
tests, In an atmosphere containing 3.7
per cent of firedamp.'
Height of Testing " Height of Cap
Flame In Inches  , . in Inches
.1 , .85
.2 '        . 1.10
,  "     .3 <"- 1.40
.4 1.75
'   ,       .5 „._*,.
* Cap not seen as the testing flame,
was too luminous.
The writer would draw particular attention to this table, as it demonstrates a fact which appears to hay e been
lost sight of during the experiments,-
viz., that the hotter the testing flame
the greater the height of the cap, and
the more distinct it becomes.
The experiments were principally
made - in the return airways of the
mines, and for,the higher percentages
special provision was made by fouling
part of a district by cutting off some
air' from a certain district, yet It is
equally certain that where blasting is
not practised, such a mixture, has-, never, heretofore been considered dangerous, and moreover, it is not dangerous
in such a pit lighted by safety'lamps.
As far as Doctor Cadman's evidence
goes, it does, not propose any difference in the percentage" he considers
dangerous, whether blasting -is practiced or not, and there cannot be' a
doubt that this will necessitate / some
considerable revision, or many gaseous
mines will have to be closeh down,
either frequently or entirely.
damp '.'caps", and the first noticable
point is that lamps used were fitted
with wick's just' filling', a burner .4o
inch wide by .1 across.- This is a narrow wick, arid, it would have been useful had the illuminative value of the
flame been stated. Mr. Whalley in
his. report gives the candlepower of
miners" safety lamp as .7 and the
Wolf benzine lamp with white enamel
reflector as .8 candle power, but in
neither case is" it stated,whether the
lamps were or were not bonneted. A
magnifying glass was used by Doctor
Cadman when reading the height of
the caps.
The first' real show of a cap was
by the Ashworth-Clowes hydrogen
lamp which gave .75 per cent, when
the analysis showed .72 per cent, plus
.12 of carbonic acid. , A Marsaut," burning colza oil only, was said to give
a show "at the edges of tho testing
flame," with this percentage.
Experiment 12 shows that a mixture
of air with .27 per cent of carbonic-acid
gas and .82 per cent of firedamp gave
with the Ashworth alcohol lamp a cap
of 3 1-2 inches high; the , hydrogen
lamp gave about 1 per cent, (difficult
to see); and a.Marsaut, burning colza,
gave a distinct show at the edges of
flainb.    ,
* No. 20, a mixture with air of .12 per
cent, of carbonic-acid.gas and 1.10 per
cent, of firedamp, gave a faint indication on all lamps.
( Table 2 is a record of the remarks
of colliery officials on the percentage
of firedamp discovered in the ventilating current,-but. a most important omission is made in that the heights of
the caps corresponding with the percentages of firedamp, and the percentages of carbon dioxide, are not given,
and in no case is the hygrometrical
state,of tho air current reported.
The writer has been a considerable
experimenter on firedamp caps, and at
tho University College, Nottingham,
Doctor Clowes made a long series of
tests for him with safety lamps exposed to, carefully measuresd mixtures of
laboratory prepared methane and air
and" the resulting caps were measured
under the most favorable conditions,*
but not always with the addition of
magnifying glasses. So far as the indications for percentages up to four
are concerned, the. divergence ,from
Doctor Cadman in the height of the
caps is very marked.    There Is, how-
F. E. P. McMain, Wealthy Coal, Operator, Falls from Eight-Story
Exchange Building
Lizard'Local General Teamsters No.
.141. * Meets every'Friday night at
« 8 p.m. Miners union hall... ..A.  L.
. Boles, President; William Long, Recording Secretary. ' <* •
Bartenders' Local No. 514: Meets 2nd
and 4th Sundays at 2.30,p.m. Secre-
,■ tary. J. A. Goupill, Waldorf Hotel.
Gladstone Local No. 2314 U. M. W. A.
Meets 2nd and 4th Saturday Miners
Union hall.    l). llees, Se.?.
Amalgamated Society   of   Carpenters
*  and Joiners:  Meets in the Minors'
Union Hall.    A. Ward, Secretary.
The general conclusions may be stated; that in any atmosphere containing
more than .one, per, .cent of firedamp
there was very little, difference be-
twen the. various lamps and oils used,
so far ais the indications of firedamp
were ''concerned.; With colzaline when
the temperature exceeded the flash
point.of,the spirit, there was an elongation of. the cap, probably due to the
combustion of the petroleum vapor and
on this account there is some doubt
as "to the reliability "of this spirit for
testing. With oil mixtures contain-
ing"petroleum there Is an aureole due
to the combustion of the volatile constituents of the oil.  '   '   '
Doctor Cadman considers ihat' there
is no difficulty, after a little practice
inv differentiating and'detecting 1 per
cent, of firedamp with any of the oils
usbd, and,-whero pure vegetal)!*}' colza
Is noldy used, tho cnfi ci n-i-Wtl- a»
one hnlf a per, cont. of .firedamp'may
be seen by the aid bf n magnifying
glass; that In atmospheres containing
2 por cent of firedamp a definite and
distinct cap cnn bo seen; and that the'
full luminous flnmo olongatos ln direct
proportion to tho amount of firedamp
Ho snys: "It cnmo somewhat as a
surprise that In n large number of
cases tho average offllcnl did not de-
tect. less than 3 per cent., while mnny
reported a placo froo from firedamp
with n much hlghor percentage, tbo
ronson being that tho offlclnls Invariably left noma white light on tho tost-
Ing flnmo which entirely obscured any
firedamp enp whicli happened to bo
With reference to UiIh mode of tost-
Ing, llio writer would direct nttontlnn
lo tho fact, Hint Doctoi; Cuilman hero
contrndlcts hlmnolf, bocnuse as ho
shows In the above table and nlso lu
tbe nolo nbovo the "full luminous
flnmo olongntoH In direct proportion to
lho firedamp present," It Is only iiocob-
snry to rend tho height on the scnlo
to mnko a correct tent, or to prnduco
n cap Just iloublo tlio holght with a
toHtlng flnmo .4 Inch In height, Tho
HtiggCBtlon of careliiHHiiDHs on tho part
of officials for not loworlng the testing flnmo to 1-10 Inch bight, which Ih
Doctor Cndmnn'H rnnrluslon. does not
nppenr to bo jUHtirir-il by the fuels.
Doctor Cndmnn conrl'idf-i* by Hiiylng
Unit "IiihIruction In UiIh mnlttir wumiH
Following thin pnrt of tho roport
coiiioh Tnblos 1 nnd 2, Tnblo 1 Ib n
record of m-li-eli'il experiment h on flro
"ever, a most-distinct Indication all
through ■ the" tests made by Doctor
Cadman that the carbonic acid content
exercised a most important function,
and the writer is also of the opinion
that the water, content, which is not
reported, was also an important factor. It is clear to every student that If
two lamps'are tested under similar
conditions, that is,,,when the whole of
tho white light has been obliterated,
and one of them gives a cap of say
6-10 of an Inch on the surface, and the
other, with the same size of flame gives
1.25 Inches cap underground, there Is
good cause for an. Inquiry as to where
Or how the divergence originates!
, Doctor Cadman's evidence convoys
the'Impression-that It "is'necessary to
engage ns firemen and deputies only
those men who havo exceedingly good
eyesight, .aiid .that thoy should carry
rpagnlfying glasses to assist thoir 'eyes
and that more time ought to be 'spent
in mnklng a tost, and that If through'
lowering tho,wick flame to one-tenth
of an Inch It suddenly ■ pops out the'
f|ra-mnn must—woll do ns well as, ho
cnn, as Doctor Cadman doos not np-.
prove of lamps being fitted with re**-
lighting apparatus, \
' This mode of testing for firedamp
may be nil very well when making specinl experiments, but, it Is not practical.-, For many years, nnd up to tho
moat recont date, theorists hnvo, discussed nnd argued tho question as to
what is tho lowest porcontngo of firedamp to be dangerous In tbo air of a
Experiments havo 'shown that 1 por
xont, of firedamp In tho nlr bf n dusty
mlno Torms un oxploslvo ntmosphore
whon shot firing Ib practised, but tho
practicnl nocoBsnrfos for tho economical production of coal havo been bucIi,
that whoro permissible explosives
havo boen In ubo BhotB lmvo boon regularly fired In places whoro, at.loast
2 por cont of firedamp wns proHont, at
tho tlmo, • ■
Tho direct Biiggofltlonof tho prwont
report la that "2 por conl of flrodamp
Ih a daugoroiiB porcontngo In tho return nfr from nny working plnco, nnd
that whore mich a porcontngo Ib pro-
Bent tho mnn ought to bo withdrawn."
TIiIh propnHltlon Ih of the most vital
Impnrtnnco to Mioho In chnrgo of the
mlnefl of n riihoouh chnrnetor, and nl-
though oiiu manager Ib roport ed to
bnve withdrawn his mon whon IiIh attention wnn called to the presence of
two por eont flro damp In tho return
' VANCOUVER, April 14—F; E. P.
McMain, a wealthy coal operator of
this city was instantly killed yesterday afternoon by falling from the top
of the fire escape behind the Exchange
Building to the alley pavement.
Mr. McMain had gone,, to a friend's
office at the top of the building, and
with a camera climbed'*' to the' fire
escape, evidently .with the intention
of taking a picture. When he had
taken a picture from one side of the
steel structure ho started .to cross to
the other and without walking along
the narrow strip provided for that
purpose, fell head and arms fore
most to the ground.
He cleared the fire escape in his descent and crashed on the side of a
wagon that happened to be standing
behind the building. He was instantly killed, the whole head and face being literally smashed and left arm,
leg and ribs broken. *
A crowd gathered, morbidly curious,
and the ambulance was summoned,
but it was not until the .undertakers
wagon arrived, probably' half an hour
later, that the body of the'unfortunate
man was taken away.
Mr. McSwaln was a man about 35
years of age, and had formerly resided ih Spokane "aiid Coleman, • alberta, wnere he wa» .woll. known in
the stock market. . In. Spokane he
operated in Granby stock. ...
, It was not long ago, that he returned- here on stock-broking .. business!
leaving His wife in Portland, He was
well and favorably known in local and
other business circles, and it was also
known that his stock operations met
with considerable success. . Some of
the, properties^ in which he .was'r heavily Interested were very valuable. .'
Typographical Union No. 555:    Meets
last Saturday in each month at the
' ' ledger Office.    A. J, Buckley, Sec-"
;   retary.
Local Fernie No. 17 S. P. of C. Meets
in Miners Union Hall every Sunday
at 7.45 p.m. Everybody welcome. D.
Paton, Secretary-Treasurer.
Other bodies,are requested to.send in
their cards.
\ Office: Johnson-Faulkner Block. -.>■
Houra 9-l"2; ;l-5; 6.30-7.30; Phone 72
Buys up the Coal Lands of the Yellow-
head Survey
' SPOKANE, Wash. April 12-Seven
thousand, five hundred acres of coal
lands in the Jaspar Park forest reserve in the Yellowhead' Pass on the
line of the Grand, Trunk Pacific Rail-
road have been acquired by Andrew
Laidlaw of Spokane for,, the Jaspar
Park Collieries, Limited, a new corporation capitalized af $2,500,000 which
will develop the property formerly
owned*by residents of Edmonton, Alta.
Among those interested in the project
are: James A, Brooke, .James, W.
Pyke," Dr. Milton L. Hersey and F. A.
Brodle, Montreal; Jas. Robinson, Mil-
lerton, N. B., and C. D. Cameron, Winnipeg, others being residents of Toronto; Winnipeg, Calgary'and Vancouver.
■ Mr. Laidlaw, who hns just returned
to Spokano from Montreal announces
that all arrangements have beon made
for the development, and' equipment of
the proporty which he believes will
become tho most extensive coal mine
In the Dominion of Canada. , His operations ln the Crow's Nost country
hnvo been highly successful and men
familiar with the now district say
that by, grasping'tho significance of
the opportunity afforded ln Alberta
ho haB closed a deal which .will mako
millions,of dollars for thoso Identified
with tho corporation.
The land is located 100 miles west
of Edmonton and130 miles east of the
Yellowhead pass, the location, survey
of tho Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
bisecting them. Trains are now In
operation to Wolf Creok and grading
has boon completed to within 30 miles
of tho property.
It is announced that thoro will be
amplo railroad facilities before the
ond of AugiiBt. Tho property was examined by Frank B. Smith, Dominion
Inspector of Mining Lam's, who ban
had T" y-oait* oxporlonco as superintendent of nilnoB nnd mine Inspector In
lho provinces of British Columbln ond
Alborta.  •
:* Five seams of bituminous coal out
crop on tbo property, having a thickness of flvo, Blx and flvo and ono hnlf,
iO nnd 14 foot respectively. Those
Beams traced for 12 miles, hnvo an elevation of 1700 foot nbovo the rnllrond,
Their chief vnluo, apurt from tho accessibility, Hob Iti. tho fnct that thoy
contain an unflurpaRsod quality of
steam conl, hlthorto unknown In this
district, having ovor 70 por cont fixed
carbon nnd a low porcontngo of ash.
The rnllrond will furnish an Immediate market for prnctlcnlly nil tho coal
tho nilitu cun produce nt higher figures than nny of tho nilneB In lho
Crows Nost Pass district hnve over
The Tenderfoot Farmer
It wn one ot these experiments! formeri, who put ireen
ipeeiiolci on hii cow ind (ed ber ihsvinfi. Hit theory
wn that it didn't matter what the cow ate io lonf ■■ im
wai led.   The queitioni of dilution and nourUkmeat Iuul
...      t • .   i •      .    . , •
Ur.. <&.-.>-^,(1£t*.   httt-a   t*.tt  S»**U'**Wfc4UAJ'U».
It'i only a "tenderfoot" farmer that would try roeh
an experiment with a cow. Ilut many a (inner feed* alet-
utf refirdleu ol dl-feation and nutrition. He ml|ht almoat si well eat ihif
In-(i (or all the <ood ha Jeti out ol hli food, The remit ia that ths atomaeb
trow* "weak" the action of the or-fam of dlfettlon and nutrition sra Impaired
and the man uiiTer* the miierie* of dyipepila and the a|onle» o( mrvotitnMi,
To alrenilhen the elomaeh, reetore the activity et tha'ar*
tana of illmeetlon aad nutrition and arace up the-nanee,
os* Dr. Pierce1 a Golden Medical DUeorery. tl la an an*
talllni remedy, and h*ta the conllileuee of pbyalelaaa aa
trill aa tha pralae ot thouaanda healed by Ita waa.
In lh* itrieteit it-fine "C„-*1den M«Jic»l Diioorery" It • lempera-nee med.
eine. ll contain* neither (ntoxictnt-t nor nare-otiea, and la a* tree (rom alcohol
a« (rom opium, cocaine snd other danferout dru(i. All InirtdienM printed on
ill ouliide wrapper.
Don't let • dealer delude you (or Iui own proSt. TWre it no medicine (or
ifrtmnch, iUer rntd IStaoiI "\i\xt m ijood" m "Golden M-nffml IY,*mv~ry."
(Nanaimo Free Press)
The death"' occurred-in the hospital
last night under ;the saddest of circumstances'of Mrs.'Wm. TIppett, one
of the best known residents of the city.
Mrs. Tippett was taken ill in the morning, and about four in the afternoon
her condition became such as to necessitate her removal to the Hospital.' *"
Everything ■ possible was" dono for
her lii that * institution but without
avail, and 'the end came about nine
o'clock last night. The deepest sympathy will be felt with the sorrowing
husband in his tragic bereavement.
' -Mrs. Tippett who was only 26 years
of*age, was a' native of Nanaimo, the
daughter of Mrs. John Langdon, now
residing at Fernie. She lived all her
life here and had a.very large circle of
friends who will lament her untimelv
death. - *. .
She Is survived by her husband, a
two-year-old daughter and an Infant
daughter, born yesterday morning.
Of.the American Federation of
The following Is **iart of ihe unfair
list of the American Federation of Labor. ■ Many of the daily newspaper
readers' who hear as much about the
"Unfair List" during these days may
,bo_anxlous_to_know_what_names of-
firms the A. F. of L. "Unfair List" contains.    _      **        .
Stoves: Wrought Iron Range Co., St.
Louis, Mo„ United States Heater Co.
Detroit, Mich.,.Gurney Foundry Co., of
Toronto Ont,; Home Stovo Works, of
Brooklyn Watch Case Co., Sag Harbor
Under these circumstances it becomes the duty of'the labor press to
keep. Us' readers properly Informed.
What aro papers published for'if not
for the purpose bf giving correct Information?
Cigars:, Carl Upman of Now York
City; Kerbs, Werthelm & Schlffer of
New York City, manufacturers of tho
Henry George and Tom Mooro cigars.
Flour: Washburn-CroBby Milling Co
Minneapolis, Minn.; Valley City Milling Co,, Grund Rapids, Mich.
' . Whisky: Finch Distilling Co., Pitts-
burg Pa.   • 7
Clothing: N. Snollonberg & Co,, or
Philadelphia Pa.; Clothlors Exchange,
Rochester N.Y.; B. Kupponholmer &
Co., Chicago. i
Corsots; Chicago Corset Co., manufacturers Kabo and L a Marguerite
Gloves: J. IJ. Cownlo GIovo Co., Dob
Moines, la,; California GIovo Co,, Napa, Cal,
Hats: J, B. Stetson Co., Philadelphia
Pa., E. ,M, Knox Co., Brooklyn N. Y.,
Henry H, Roolof & Co,, Philadelphia,
Shirts and Collars: Unitod Shirt &
Collar Co,, Troy, N. Y.; Van Zandt,
Jacobs nnd Co., Troy, Cluott, Peabody
and Company, Troy, N.Y.; James R.
Kalsor of Now York City.
Tho Buttorlck Pat torn Company of
Now York.
Comont: Portland Peninsular Comont Co., Jackson, Mich,; Utica Hydraulic Comont and Mfg. C6,( Utlcn, Illinois.
Indianapolis, Ind,; Buck Stovo   and
Range Company, St, Louis,
UngH* Gulf Bag Co., Now Orloans,
I,a„ branch BomlB BrothorB, St. Louis,
Brooms and DuBtera: Tho Loo Vrwm
and Duster Compnny, Davenport, la,;
M. OoollorfB Sons, Clrclovlllo, Ohio;
Merklo-Wilcy Broom Company, Paris
WatchoBi Koyatono Watch Caso Co.
of Philadelphia; Jos. Fnby, Brooklyn,
T. Zurbrugg Watch Case Co., River--
-iMfi V   T
C. W. Post, Manufacturer of Orapo
B. C.
Offico Henderson Block, Fernie B.C.
Hours 8 to 1; 2 to 5; 6 to 87
Residence 21 Viotoria Ave;
W. R.  R6SS K.C.
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Barristen  and Solicitor
Fernie, B. C7
Li P. Eckstein D. E. McTaggart
Cox 8traet '   * Fornie"B. C.
F. C. Lawe
Alex, I, Fisher
o. . o.
"Fernie, B. C.    ■
Pioneer Builder and Contractor of
■a -     ' ; -      ■  *
A. McDougailj Mgr
Manufacturers of and Dealers in all kinds of Rough;
and Dressed Lumber
Send us youp orders
At a Bargain
Kings Hotel ;
Temporary Building
No Reasonable; Offer
Apply to
..-     WM.A. MILLS:
Queen's Hotel
Under New Management
Excellent,- Table ond
all whito help
Additional Table for
28 More Men
Central Hotel
A Mosloy, Dining Room Proprietor
Best Table
JCvorytlilnii Now iimlJUp-lo-ilnlo   .
Workingmon's   Trade  Solicited
Ploit80 toko nol Ice thnt 30 dnys aftor
dato day powor nnd light will lio InHtnl-
Consumers desiring to uro day power ploaso mako application to tho un-
Rntoa will bo Riippllod on implication,
City Clerk
Fornio, March U, 1010.
Nuts and PoBttim CoronI, IMtlo Crook
Mich,     ,
Fibrowaro: Indurated Fibre Ware
Co., Lookport, N. V.
Furniture: Ameilcan DHIIard Tablo
Co., Cincinnati, O.; O. Winner Piano
Co,, Brooklyn N.Y.; Krell Plnno Co.,
Clnr-lnnnH O: llcrhv llomli* f!i*i,, Tlnntfin
Shows how progressive ho is. t
He must uso the neatest, cleanest and bost printing he
can get if he would impress his businoss forcibly upon
his fellowmcn. We are prepared to give you NEAT,
you ar» looking for.   OJad to show samples.
Bar Unexcelled
All White Help
Call in and
see us once
The Hotel of Fernie
Fernie's Leading Commercial
and Tourist House
S. F. WALLACE, Prop.
Lumber Dealer
All kinds of t-nu-jh and dressed lumboi
Victoria Ave.       North Fernio
Chartered Accountant, Assignee, Liquidator and Trustee; auditor to
the Cities of Calgary and Fernie,
P. O. Bex 308
McLEAN CO., Ltd,
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Pollock Wine Co. Ltd
Phone 70     Baker Ave. P.O. Box 202
X*. 1 \- #*.1 nt* /*., a    lu* e. -, r. t ft...*     r\**A     T.  wMMwi Awp
ot Wines, Brandies, Cordial*, Foreign
and Domestic Wblsklos ind Gins.
Lnrgo stock of Fernet Branca, Italian,
IiMngarlon and Gorman Wines, also
Norwegian Punch and Aquavit. Boer,
Porter, Ale and Clears.
Agents for Waukesha Arcadian Water. Schlltz Beer and tho famous Ek
Valley Brewlne Co. Ltd, Beer, draught
and bottled.
Special attention then to family
Our Motto: Pura goods and quJeK
.  -^Kt^f,ninij^t,t ,
1 u,5^J®^f^S2^a_
'   ■^*^r-s^^,t|>'if»*'-/*+'W™,^"M''*^-1
_***_ THE DISTRICT LEDGER,/FERNIE,   b. C.    APRIL 16, 1910
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
Dry Goods, Groceries,' Boots and Shoes
. r        Gents' Furnishings
A complete line of samples of
Fall Suitings and
Worsteds, Serges
and Tweeds
Up-to-date Workmanship
0   Moderate Prices ■»
Nowhere' in the Pass can be
found' „'''"■
We have0 the best money
can buy'of Beef, Pork, Mutton,, iVeal, Poultry, Butter,
Eggs, Fish, "Imperator.Hams
and Bacon" Lard, Sausages,
Weinera and Sauer Kraut.
Galgary Cattle Go.
Phone 5&-:
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Dining Room and Beds under , J
New Management.
First class table board
Meals 25c. Meal Tickets $5.00
Rates $1.00 per day
R, Henderson, Dining- Ronm Mar,
Vitach s odbivanej Konvencie v. Lethbridge
W. B. Powell, Predseda
Ces ten cas ktory on zastupoval
stolec staly sa nasledovnie nedowzu-
menla... .Shoda nedoru'zumenia ktora
este nedosla k poriadku na MacLeod
skim. Schromasdeny, ktora potom
skohcena ha 30hl June. Selup nedoroz-
umena v Hillcrest ktora bola osobitne
pretrasano a dostana° a napocledl prak-
ticki roshodnuta skros Rev. Hugh
Grant, a y jebo rosudku danicho s dna
7ho July.
Shoda sa dostala s Maple Leaf Coy
ua 26hi June. Navrch bol dany ^abi
srobllo sa necoo stranlva_prolozenia
robenicho hestestia ktone elm dial sa
zvatciye straniva compensation abi
statement, bol pokazanl coo sa vlplat-
ilo kasde 3 mesace' al podobhe balance
bol pokazanl.-',
' Neustupni stat majitela. nemaju
shladnost- any oproty havarsklm zak-
oonm ai clovecenstou poriadok nem-
obol bisa sdvojnasobu it ani vtom naj-
horsom State.
North Dakota
Uspokojena shoda skro nedovozum-
na sa srobila s jeduor najvatcvoo spol-
oenastorteho distrlktu". «   -
Naskoro toho roku,ked ou ai organiser James sa dostali nato pole. Post;
avenia nevi'slovnie. Pan Bell M. L. A.
dal znat ze je* hotovy pozvolit a pred-
lozit predlohu zast'upcom a presret v
secko pre dobro poviadku.
Nicola: .7 •    -
Po preehladnuti. cily lnquizacii sa
vinaslo z,e uhlokopi nejednali vporiad-
kii ked vihlasily stavky a.ti ktory .boll
prvy za starku boly hotovy prvy skab-
ovat.. Predstavenstvo spolocnosty
nekcelo uznat.jedfiotu (Union) obdr-
zali ze skoro v setcy umiestneni do
Delegat vistlany na Domscu'-narod u
Konvencie s Coleman Locals * '••*'
' Prosba na pouzlcku , pre' Fernucku
local nebola podporoiana cily prepadla
na'dbv setko skro toho ze'.bbj v Nova
Scotia.vizaduje $100,000 'mesaciie.v   •
Obdrzalo sa dos'tal. pouzickl na $5,-
000 pre District.   ' '.''■"
Distirct Ledger *
7 Podpova*. dana tpmudo. Organu cily
casopisu' je velmi. niala podia, udov
s distrlktu a ma bit lepsej "podpovor-
ahyv Muohy s cudzo jazicny bratia pd-
vedia "Nacoo ze tento casopis?" Ked
bi tito cudzo,jazicny bratia dall pornoc
.f nlr Tainfft llrJ—l-riir -lTthnn-hir.-.n _A_fl 1 fcfll.
ian~ iyiavi in i«j—t tnJ\Jt,— *Jj —1*\*-_ ,j_ _.i—*«-.u
ciastka tohoto casopisu pre ich stlupce
Spolocnost je rohovy kamen'.'k. pokro-
ku a ked bisme to" dostaly.pd nasich
cudzo jazlcnich narodov v .bmtd od-
bore ktory sa tika predobro nasej or-
Pod Pred Clem, Stubbs ,•..
Predbstrel Hon. C. W. Cross, Attorney General s Alberta straniva stras-
nicho robotuickcho polozonla. Predos-
trel jemu otasku aby. snera prpdlozll
zakonabo podplatkl boly trestalne
ponerac robotny narod klade, do zati-
ubi a toto je Krlminaluy prlestupok.
Poslano bolo odpls navriihu danicho
skros Braty P. C'Gessler s Lillo stra-
vina ustalona ohrannlch Statlonov v
Istich. dolovlch cily majnorsklch dis-
trlkotoch v Alberta.
Tak podobno napomlna udor aby In-
acoj na buduce posluchato .. s vojich
hlavnlch vodcor.
Secretary-Treasurer A. J. Carter   '
Uctoruik apokladnlk A. J. Carter '
Tllmjuc sa nopovadku ked odobral
offlco ponevac kulhy boly v rukach Je-
ho predchodcu a heobdrzal Ich as tro
mesne po nnstupeny na urad,
Obdrzalo sa
Por Capita from Locals ...,$ 8431.40
Defense Fund    21009.00
Assessments    ,  12009.80
Supplies ,,¥        70.75
District Lodgor-      280,20
Fernio Flro Rollof Acct 1120.25
TriiRt Funds      538.CO
Loans Repaid ,...'      125,00
Chnrtor foes from Ot'Rnnlzors 22.00
Donntlon from International 10000.00
Relief "and donations   $24202.44
Salary and expen. District  ^
Board  officers    ,f 6688.84
District Ledger ,. .,     S503.48
Fernie, Fire, Relief 1    1533.25
Loans   repaid   ..,       900.00
Loans ...l   *..       50.00
Trust  : , :      500.00
Miners Hall (Fernie) ......... 2608.20
Stenography and printing....   949.15
Law and Solicitors ..^ ....   602.15
All other expenses not above
, enumerated  '.      7626.56
Balance on hand January lst
1910 ... .,     1975.54
„    , Cherry. Hill
Tato neslichanost bola navrhovana
a pod povorana aby sa spom ohto
Oznameno bolo ze editor W.* S.
Stanley podal ze sa vzdava uradu a
na jeho miesto bol zuolesey J. \V.
Bennett jeho nastupca.
Bolo oznameno ze prosba ktory bola
dana udom na podporu. Manzelki. a
dlctok pre zostnullcho Presedu F. H.
Sherman ukazuje ze sa vibralo $2,-
Le Greffier et L'lnspecteur de ia Ville
Demissionnent et la Malre Ordonne
'une enquete sur de Graves Accusa-
. tions. '
• Calgary, 13 avril—II y a quelque
temps une erreur fut commise dans
le placement d'obligations de la ville
au jnontant d'un million et demi de
dollars"sur le marche de Londres.
■ Elles y furent negoclees a un. prix
assez eleve, mais la ville eut a payer
plusieurs mille dollars d'interets pendant qu'on remedlat a 1'er'reur..
. A la" suite d'accusatlons ■ lancees a*
ce;t egard contre le maire
le^greffier de la ville Gillis, ce dernier
a donne sa demission. Le maire a
ordonne une enquete., Elle, poftera
aussi sur ce qui s'est passe au 'sujet*
des plans relatifs a l'ehtree du Grand
Tronc Paclfique dans Calgary.
.-, Ces plans furent deposes, au bureau
du greffier le 24 mars, et on pretend
qu'avant d'etre' soumis aux commlss-
aires ou au conseil.-ils ont ete exhib-
des interets dans la region ou la voie
ferree devait etre etablie.
L'insp'ecteur sanitaire, de la ville a
aussi demisslonnenparce que le* com-
miss'aire Clark se serait immlsce dans
les affaires de' son department. • „
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Fernie Dairy
dolivorcd to all
parts of tho town
Sandere A Verhieit Brother*. I
Proprietors f
L'Amnlstle pour les Milltaires
DhIiuico on hand Jiinuury
1st, 1909        563,01
Le gouvernement al'occasion ,(de l'ov-
enement du roi Albert, a "depose un
projet con tenant des mesures de cle-
mence on faveur des refractalrcs, des
relardatniros et des deserteurs de
l'armee. ...
L'artlcle premier porte: -■
Amnlstlo est accordce:
1: Aux refractalres et aux retardat-
aires; ,
. 2:  Aux milltaires, presents ou en
conge, qui ont ete condamnes;
a. Pour desertion;
b. Pour desertion nccompagnee de
vonttf, mlso en gngo, non-reproduction
d'effets ou d'objots d'cqulpoment, d'r
hablllement ou d'nrmoment;'
3. Aux mllltnlres actucllement cn
prevention pour les dollts provus aux
lltt a et b du 20 ci-dossus;
4. Aux milltaires nctuellement en desertion, mcuno si on doscrtnnt, lis ont
omporto leurs effots d'hablllomcnt, d'-
equipment ou d'nrmemont ot no peu-
vent loB roprodulro;
Los formalltos ImposeoB dovront otro
accomplles dans lo dclal;
Do trois mols pour coux des inter-
esses qui resident en Bolglquo;
Do bIx mols pour coux qui residont
(liiiis un pays limitrophe d» la Del-
Do douito mols pour coux qui resident dans un nutre pnys do l'Kuropo;
Do doux nns pour coux qui sont hors
du terrltolro do ri3u*ropo.
, ' Rome 16
i On ,avait recu "'avec scepticisme
le renvoi la "commission de la proposition Galllni, tendant a augmenter les
droits de la femme. La proposition
vlent • cependant d'etre favorablement
accueillie est probable que cette
loi sera prochainement. votee par la
Chambre. -*■
On. fait remarqu'er ce sujet que le
vote administratif accorde a la feinme
n'e serait pas une nouveaute.en Italie.
La femme en effet jouissait jadis de
ce droit dans plusieurs des petits Et-
ats du nord de la' peninsule et parti-
culierement dans les anciens Etats
lombards et venitiens, dans les grands
duches de Modene et de Parme, dans
les pays de lebations, e'est-a-dire ceux
qui etaient gouvernes par des egats
' La loi nouvelle en bien des cas, ne
ferait done que retablir ce qui existait
avant la constitution de l'unite ital-
lenne. .   ",
Voici quelques remarques fort Inter-
essantes que le depute M. Gallinl'l'au-
teur du projet de Iol en question a
faites au "cours d'une entrevue:.
—Ce n'est pas sans une certaihe an-
xiete que j'avais souleve cette question
a la Chambre, II y a virigt cinq ans,
un depute avait obtenu, en presentant
d.une facon maladrolte des revendlca-
tibns femininistes, un succes d'hilarite
que je n'envials nullement et qui.aur-
alt fort mal ^convenu a ma -barb'e deja
plus blanche que grlse. Mais je dois
avouer que mes cralntes furent vite"
dissipes et que j'al ete tres heureux
de la facon bienveillante, chaleureuse
meme dont la Chambre accueillit mon
plaidoyer" en' faveur de la femme.    '
' La difference de l'accueil accordee
aux revendications feminities en An-
gleterre et en France s'explique assez
facilemeht. En Italie, le imouvement
est venu des femmes qui, par leur situation, sont le plus a meme de le faire
triompher. Femmes de ' sciences,
femmes de lettres, femmes <du monde,
professeurs et notabili'tes de l'aristdc-
ratie prirent l'initiative de revendi-
quer.jiour la femme italienne des
droits qu'elle est apte a exercer.
' Mais elles ne font pas de ces revendications le" prelude .d'un bouleverse-
ment social, elles ne'desirent pas at-
teindre'un,but politique comme elles
le font en Ahgleterre.--* Elles ne* rec-
lament que le, vote administratif.'
- Cette mesure aurait certes une In-'
i.iiianCfcT7our-^ia"iJuuLl4ui3—uiiui icUre-uu"
pays, -mats j'ignore' si le pas qu'on
ferait ainsl a la' femme Italienne ne
'serait un , pas en' avant( oil ,en ;ar-
rlere. .*   ; ■',' ' '      ''■ " '
' Au contraire, en ce que concerne le
vote administratif, je suis'certain que
les femmes sont aptes a s'en servir.
- Pour celles qui bnt pris, l'inlttativb
du mouvemant, cela est tellement evi-'
dent qu'll est inutile d'lnsister sur ce
pont. Instruites tres intelllgentes ap-j
partenant pour la plupart a un millea;
eleve, elles ont prouve dans les oeuv*
res dont elles s'occupent dans les com-,
ites dont elles font partie qu'elles.sont.
supcrieures a bien des hommes.  .      \
Quant a la masse des femmes ital-.'
Seniles, femmes du peuple, femmes de,
petits commerennts femmes do la,
bourgeolse,,toutes, celles qui ont lea
■plus nombreuse3, sont encore plus dig-
nes de notre interets, nous pouvons
otro certains qu'ellos npporteront dans
le gestfon des affaires commune ■ les
qualltes d'economlo et de sngesso dont
ello font prouve deja dnns la direction
do lour foyer,
Jo no me suis pus' borne a cette
seulo rovondlcation; deux autros re-
formes, sont ncccHsalrcs.
La femme a deja le droit d'enselg-
ner, II fiiut en autre lul pormettro
1'ncces do toutes les professions lib-
II fnut egalement supprlmer l'nutorl-
Jo'no ponso pas trouvor do dlfflcul-
tos Insurmontables n la suppression
des restrictions mix droits do la fom-
mo qui, on renllto, no correspondent
pub a uno conviction porsonnollo bien
arrctco do nos leKlslntours, mals furent Introdultes dnns notre codo pnrco-
qu'elloH so (rouvnlent dans Ie code
Nnpoleon qui lour sorvlt do modclo,
les depenses faites lors de ces deces.
M. McLagan avait loue de M. Houghton un logement au No 101 r. Bleury
avec entente que le proprietaire serait
charge du chauffage de la maison., Au
cours de Janvier 1908 M. Houghton
ayant fallli de chauffer convenable-
ment, la femme de* McLagan, qui ve-
nait de donner Ie cjour a un enfant,"
prit frold et une pneumonie survenant
elle mourut ainsl que le nouveau ne.
McLaghan intenta une poursuite et
obtint gain de cause , comme" on. le
Victoria, C. A. 15 avril—Comme il
a recemment decide d'entrcprendre
une campag'ne de reclame aux fins de
falre connaitre les ressources natur-'
elles de la Colombie-Anglalse dans
l'Est du Canada, le gouvernement provincial se propose d'etablir des bureaux de. publlcite a Montreal, Toronto
et Winnipeg. ■ ■
On y placera des gens completement
au fait des ressources de la Colombie-
List of Locals District 18
(Corrected by District Socrotnry up to March 7,  1910)
 ,...,..  mSn
iThiw, lnth*
Scitnflfie nmxm
i \,*Wi*)"\l't UlUHUAUt *»4ily.  t_ KlUt _r-
Ledger Ads Pay
Boavor Crook,
Coal City
26? r
Diamond City
Kdmonton City,
Maple Loaf,
Royal Colllorlei
Roche Percee
T. Brndloy, Dnnkhend, Alta.
J. C. McNeil, Beaver Crook, Altn, v Plnclior
J. Burke, nolli'Viio, Frank, Alta,
O. Kelly, Blnirmoro, Alta.
Wra, Angoll, Canmore, Alta.
T, Derntey, Coal City Tnbor, Altn,
W. Graham, Colomnn, Attn.
Q. M."jjavlc«, Carbondale, Coleman, Alta,
J. Aplln, Cardiff, Alta.
V. K. St. Amant, Cnrdlff, Alta.
ii. tii* Lee, Corbtn tl. C.
Pat Kelly, Diamond City, Lethbridge, Altn.
C. P. I^nrrier, 151 Bellamy St. Edmonton
Rlchnrd Thompson, Frnucr Flntn, Edmonton
N. Bollogay, 209 Hnmllton St., Edmonton
l>. ku_», Van.w ii. C
0. Nicol, Frank, AHa.
J. W Morris. Ilosmor, B. C.
J, O. Jones, Hillcrest, Alta.
R. Evans, Kenmare, N. D.
L.Moore, I>. O. 113, Lothbrldgo, Alta
W. r,. Rv-tn.1, T.IIM. Frnnk, Alta.
P. BonacdL Maple Leaf, Bellovue, Alta.
M^, BlrrAil, Mlchol, 11. C.
0*car Carlson, Pnaaburg, Alta.
Chaa. Smith, Royal Coll., Lethbridge, Alta
L. McQuarrie, Roch Percee, Saak.
A. Shaw, Strathcona, Alta.
Wm. Rutiell, Taber. Alta.
15. Brown, Taber, Alia.
J, Roche, Ealcvan, Saak.
Lothbrldgo, .Altn,, ler avril.—Wnltor
Uohh ot ,1, II, Wiilliicn, doux proprlu
tnlros do rnnch, out telogvnphle d'El
Pn»o, ToxnH, qu'lln ont fnlt l'nclint cle
10,000 jounes tnuninx, lis Ich exped-
leront dnns l'Albertn vers le millou de
Lo J ii go duci'ln a condnmno hlf-r M.
K. IIourIiIoii u \myor Wit do domniai;-
es a M. James Mc-[.n«nn, pour In mort
d« na femme, di- Hont enfnnt et pour
Contrairement a ce que l'ingeniour
francals, qui dirlge le pui£ do Frank
avait cru, les ouvriers de ce puit font
cause commune, avec les ouvriers de
la vielle mine., Oh certes! c'est la
une calotte a laquelle 11, ne s'attendait
pas, et si nous ouvriers, nous en re-
jouissons, c'est. que e'etait grandement
necessaire, mais a seul fin, de renselg-
ner integralement les lecteurs de la
langue Francaise nous devons operer
par ordre.      '*.* • .'
A remonter a l'arrive Sans le .Canada de' ce Monsieur et ce, qu'il com-
ptalt faire. Tout d'abord il ne ..voul-
ait pas voir d'union, cepedant nous
sommes bien certain, deja maintenant,
qu'il se, trouve desabuse, car l'union
Iui a prouve,-- qu'elle savait-parer-et
riposter. Voici - comment. elle a ope-
ree. II s'agit'de reriouveller les'con-
trats de la'vieille mine, * et d'en con-'
stituer un pour le puit... . Les officiers
du district No. 18 se rasseemblent et*
vont, biem aimableement,' exposer a M-
Muller les -decisions de l'uniori,< par-
rapport, aux contrats, mais ce M. gbg-
uenarde, repond .tout.dlabord pour la
vielle mine, ce sera cinq sous de moins
dans les piles,-en plus/pour.mon puit,
vous n'ayez pas y,mettre le nez, j'ai
passer un contrat, avec mes ouvriers,
ceci dit, jeotiens a vous rappeller, .une
fois pour toute, que-je'ne'veux absolu-
ment pas vous voir a mon .puit7, meme
ert; ballade, et" vous priantl 'de he pas'
pr'olonger la con versation.sur ,cq terrav
In, vous pouvez. falre greve, si vous
voulez, mais mes ouvriers-n'ayant que
faire de votre union, et de, !vo&:, contrats, travailleront.,* ' 'A*pfes-'une re-
ponse aussi eloquente ..les off iciers
du se retlrent, le. sourire aux
levreset ylennent rendre compte au
local de'-raimable* sentence.. ■ II va
sans dli:e, que ce he'fut, qu'un cri-
unanlmej et. le%', lendemaln, la vielle
mine etait arretbe, mais 11 s'agissalt
do savolr si les,ouvriers du puit, eta->
lent satlsfaits de (leurs..contrats, passes avec M. Muller, et en memo'temps'
savolr,! s'lls voulhlont dontinuer do
travnllier sans union, tel quo ce M. le
On pi*ovoque done une reunion gen-'
erale a laquelle les francals dovaient
nsslster, 'nous he fumes nullement ob
pnno de -les y trouver, tous, a l'oxcep-
tion de 5 ou 6 traltres a leur classe,
qui trnvnlllent encore aujburdhul, mals
passons apros un joll dlscours, fnlt par
un-enmnrnde frnncalsl apres les avoir
oxliorter n so jolndro a ^'unlon, ot do
n'necopter quo les contrats de l'union, ot signo par olio, tous d'un com-
raun accord so lovont etvlonnent de-
poser leurs noms sur lo livre de l'union, a ce mouvement,-la snllo croule
sous les npplauiiaHomonts, lis pren-
nont la decision do sulvro los volonlos
do l'union, et do donner touto lour
conflance a ses roprosentants, Cun
fnlt, volla tous les ouvriers du puit a
l'union, ot la llste va etre presente a
Mr. Mullor, pour confondro sn confl-
anco ot cos Hiibtorfugos, nous vorrons
ce qu'll on ponso, main noim ne vou-
Ions pas nbuBor do« colonnos do ce
journal rcw-rvooH uux frnncalH. Les
ouvriers dn puit sont nrrotiiB, n part
do qnolquoH trnltnJs, qui irnvallh-nt
mulB quo nous revorroiiH daiiH l.ivonlr,
d'nlllourH (Inns un prochnln nrtlelo
nous en pinlorons nt d'autruH cIiobhh
Doh ouvi'li'iH contentb dn voir Mullor
rilKft HIU1H Hiivon.
P, 8. Lo gcnnrnl::::: scab do promlor ortlro h'i'hI vfinto qu'iiproR ln
Rrove, crrtlnt<> dos ropresHnllloH, lu
cnmpngnlo lul pnyiiriilt non voyagn
pour rotoiinior on France, mills II no
peut pnH urliappor ni do la pi-omho nl
do In Poiito, quiuid memo II no IaIhko
pns son ndresse,
suite avoir sun salalre equivalent au
travail qu'ils fournissent, but louable,
s'il en est; en ceci je les approuve et
les felicite, mais" quitter un pays gate,
pour eh gater un autre est une grave
offense' envers le proletariat.
Quo! done a fait de l'Europe, ce qu'elle, est aciuallement et quol done a
fait de l'ouvrier mlneur a ce qu'il est
la bas?..La d'ou vient
cette pauvrete?..du mangue de solid-
arite, du manque d'entente,' et de la
desunlon qui regno partout.
Si les grandes compagnies minieres
au lieu de distrlbuer a leurs actionn*
aires des dividends fabuleux, ^ayalent
a l'ouvrier ce qu'il lul revient en ech-
ange de sa peine, croyez vous done que
le sort de l'ouvrier serait aussi mal-
heureux qu'll l'est actuellement? et
bien, non, nori! Elles affament l'ouvrier ces compagnies et lo tiennent
sous leur domination, elles 1'empech-
ent de bouger et malheur s'il bouge,
le baton qui devra les frapper est pr-str
voila doncle regime.
Qu'arriveralt-il done, si la-bas les
syndicats etaient .assez puissants pour
eh imposer et dire. Nous voulons et
pas-nous implorons, diix> a. MM. les
capitalistes, nous sommes assez forts,
vous ne voulez pas payer,-, conserves
votre argent; nous, nous conserver- qui-yous enriche, notre travail.
Le capit'aliste, qu'est-il done? autre
qu'un* parasite? et'qu'est ce done qu'un parasite; ,un,etre vivant au detriment d'un autre.     Ces Messieurs sa-
vent bien en affamant l'ouvrier, il ne
pourra pas bouger, il sera a leur'mer-
ci-damals il n'aura la chance d'amel-
iorer  sa  situation;- avec  des  choses
semblables, comment pourrait-il y avoir des syndicats assez forts pour re-
sister?     L'argent manque, voila done
'.une-situation  nette 'dans    les  vieux
pays., Je ne voudrais pas,etre un oise;
au de mauvaisc .augure    et ''predlre':
qu'ici au Canada nous en' arriyeroas la;
©xactment, -mais   a " pas ■ lents   nous*
acheminons^ vers un abime d'ou Use
ra bien difficile de nous tirer,     Nou
sommes Tame du CaMiia). car    sup- \
prim'ez'l'ouvrier et du'Canada,-que re-'
stera:t-il, , Profitons done- de . cet ay-'
antage qiil nous est donne et ne re:.
culo'n's pas,'car au fur et a mesure que
tinnc _r_i_**it1r»tio lp___ii
LILLE, Mercoledi, 13 Apriie
(bi scrivono)
Coroner Plnkney tenne 'quest'oggl
una . inchiesta sul cadavere dl Tomm-
aso Boldoro, un nostro connazlonale
dl 28 anni dl eta.' la cut morto accadde
sabato passato, In segulto a caduta
dentrq dl uno chute, nella mina numero 3.        ■
Doll' autopsla fatta dal Dr. Snider
costo resldonte, risulto che tutti gli
organ! vital! del defunlo erano in ot-
ime condizloni, la soln cosa anormalo
trovata fu- la congestlone, rlsultante
dalla natura della caduta.
* 11 jury dopo le tiovute deliberazionl
e cons'iderazioni rose il seguente ver-.
detto. Che 11 deccduto Tommaso Boldoro, mori per suffocazione causata
dalla caduta di carbone sopra a lul.
No! qui inoltrc caldamente raccoman-
dlamo che d'ora In avanti quando uno
chute a da subirs qualche riparazione
che a nessuno sia permesso dl avvic-
inarsl, eccezione fatta di Jcoloro che
lavorano, e. che gll altri siano in tal
caso informati pienamente del- fatto
che Iavori di .riparazione sono in cor-
so nella suddetta piazza.- .
Al momehto di andare in stampa abbiamo notlzie che un individuo cadde
morto mentre stava per arrivare a casa
sua, pero finora non abbiamo ancora
potuto sapere il suo norae.  -   '
-**. Agents of Km J/ommiou t'oni
♦• Vtf. id Cw Du'Imj X S„ uu.-
♦ nt worlf. trying to Induro min-
♦ ers of WIlkeBbnrro and other
♦ anthraclto mine towns to   go
♦ thoro nnd scab.  District nnd
♦ local   offlcors   should   exert
► th'-msc'lves to prevent   them
► from securing   any men for
► auch purponc.
► A Btrlko has boon on in No-
fe» va Scotia and nt thoso mlnos
w> slnco July C with overy pros-
w> poet of winning.
► Don't go thorn and try to do-
► fe«,t your brothers who are
o» flKhtiiiK (or lliu right lu organ-
It' fzo and honor conditions of
► omploymont.
► Stay away. Due notice will
l» be given in these columns
t> when the utrik** ht won. I-»b-
*> or papers, please copy,
ce que nous perdons, nous ne le re-
ti-ouverons jamais. Mefiez vous done
gens de Frank, des intrigues de nos
patrons,'*'mefiez vousr _e'ilehr_'''prom-
esses allachantes car sous des dehors
fallacious-,"' ils cachent * des' perfides
Les patrons, ne voulent pas d'union a
Frank.'. Po'yrquoi?*Nul action sans but,
et quel est ce but? X-Quelqu'uri' par-
mis vbus'.se Test 11 deja demaiide. II
n'est pas apparent car d'apres ce que
j'ai oui dire les gages qu'ils payent
sont ralsonnablos quo! - qu'ils alent
marche en dlminuant. depuis le commencement.' Avant lbngtemps vos pa-
troi'iB*.poseront, zero ef lis retlendront
tout. " Mnls la chose commence main-
tenant'. : Ils veulent une - reduction de
5. sous la tonne etpulB 1'abandon com-
plot do tout droit par l'union sur lo
puit; icl le biit apparalt de loin, s'lls
pouvnient arrlver a signer un contrat
avec la votre mine,. n'allez done pas
crolro quo vous serlez trnnqullles et
qu'ils vous pnyeralont encore les gages quo yous pouvez'falre actuellement; et bien, non! en premier lieu
vohb Borez obliges do prendre co qu'ils
vous donnoront ot si vous n'etes pas
sntisfalts, on vous dira pollment ou
grossioroment Bolon Hiumour du "Pit
Boss'.-d'aller vous promener on blon
oncoro oil vous (lira; "Votre placo est" II pourra niiBsl peutelre
vous arrlver dans uh nvenlr bien pro
cho do gngner pnr exemplo cent ou
cont clnqunmo dollnrB, que l'on vous
paye nlors $2.ri0 ou fi dollars par Jour
si vous voulez avoir quelqu* argont,
vous dove/, acceptor car Hon n'obllge
cos M.M. a vous donner duvantage,
N'nynnt pa« do contrat dnmont slgno
nu dono vous ndroBHoroz-voiiB? a la
bonno foi do M.M, los patrons? llw
sont. Bnns BcrupuloH, no 1'oubllez pas!
Uh so dlBpnt voh nmlH, comme lo pro-
voi'bo, Jiisqu' In bourse Us voub ten-
(l"iit un plege, ot si voiw n'y pronoz
gnrtlo, tniiH voub Borer. prlH. A i'hourc
nctuello que lo contrat est expire n In
vlclllo nilno ot quo lon compaKiionp
ont iibnmlonno Io tnivnll, no voulnut
poitil ncoopter ilo reduction de Hiiliilro,
11 y h qiinlquoH liidlvliliix que onl' In
liii'lif'ti' do tout braver, et do bo fiilro
tniltroH, qii'lhi sucliont i>ii'||m moritont
lo moprlR ot In dodaln do iohh. Hh
portoiont pour toitjoum1 nu front lo
HtlKDint do In triihlrinn ot pnrtnut Hh
HHHint onnimo lu brobls Kallouv1.
Un Mlneur
Quo chncun ncluHO comme bon lul
wm uio, L'hi Ui.'H plun Jogiquu; smilo-
uujI, th b'.ii\'ii)ii ;,in j,iit,,i-<.i !i.t,Ui.i.H,
ou on h'ecuutant quo son lutorou pi>r-
HonnolH, Ton commnt blon sriuvent ilos
orrours IrreparabloB; si <ln moltm ne-
lul-la qui commot I'orrour -on oinlt, la
soulo vlctlme, lo mr»! n'on pi-rait van
nl foiiHlderablo qu'on pourniit 1« pen-
Bor. i'
Jo tu'ndresHo Icl tout pnrileull-'r-v
mont mix mlnmini frnncnla ot IioIkoh
qui (rnvalllcnt nu puit de Prnnli. :io
me pormeitrul, mu par un fumtlmi'iit
du Rolldnritc do leur dit quolquos mots
ot do lour montror ou lis on nrnv-
eront tron (■ortnlnomcn-t et plun tot qu'-
IU no 1m p-'tiHuul.     Tous, Kruniniri *-t i
M. .1.  .V.  flrooiiHhlclilH,  nvoont    do
Moiitunl, a achote In mujorlto dos nc-
»■       i     i    ni ..,11,1
"    'i   ,#*-.**...'.. to   u(    L.t^,, ,  ,,..
nom iln f"!rand Tron?' Pnolflqu^ \,i,
oln'inln do for i1i<p.>ni*oi*ri $100,000 pnur
exploiter Ior mlnon,
La tonfrornrc ontro les putrorm ot
Iok rnlni'iiin de rittHlxim. lundl, h'ohi
toriiilnoo a tnldi, Ioh patrons ayant do-
niundo un pen do toniim pour coiihIcI-
oror ragrcmc-nt pr<'Konto par ion mln-
oura, 11 panilt qu'll n'y n qu'uno
ffimpagntc qui toi'. opp-i.'--' aux ik
mnndea den ouvriorH.
_._     Lit unuptiKiil's Jon si .u..l LaiiisliIIii
lielgon, travaillant a eett'o mlno vlcn-j''"1 PO«"o<Io lea nilm-ft Vtma iuM.'Kkiih
nont dea vloux paye, onbllfnt Iln don<*. •*'*' Clmrlerol a #l*xn« I'arromout ot Jo
f.-urt mlnoura d«» Prance aii do Relglowf. l,rnvR" » reprla dana con mine* lundl.
qu'lla polnont la baa, tous un regime i Tou a lea mlncum il«« coimc-h do Mer-
fl'uno domination oxtraxter.entf. Hil* !o<t. Armstrong, H«tl4-r ft Id-aver, Pa.,
aont vemm nu Canada quel etall leur i qui Mint toua la Jurisdiction de l'union
hut*, .triiviiillor eomm-* don hommoujoTit r»«*prl* lo travail, les patrons** ayant
et non comme dea betea de aomme, cn- Bf <*orde lours demandoa.
R.H. Mariowf
First Class Union Store carrying a Suitable line' of Spring
Two South African  Scripa
sale at uiual price
North  Lethbridge,'
Women need Zam-Buk evan
moia than men, For chafed
placet, Inflamed Burfacea, «kln
■sore Irom friction Irom cloihlnf,
touch, red hnndi, iinhl-fhtly (ace
ijoich •- lor nil theve and a
hiindred-iitid ono needi that are
peciillur to women, /am-Buk li
a boon.
Then thi-re are the children I
for llii'lr little cum nnd burna
a lul knock-.—lor nklrt raittei and
►kin iiori'i, iJiim-Huk la far tha
beat.   Why?
llf-Ht becnuae It I* pure. Heat
t)tc.iui.e it lontailiik nut ono grain
ol mineral niaitrr or pdUonoua
tuluriiiK, col una bit ot animal
lat. It la antlaeptlc, toothing
and henlln-;,
Mc* JimcTih Cnrr. who 1tr*\\* a
I crocery itoro at V'tll Jluuitiurg Aie.,
i'.ii-n.i:, ».j*. " la*J) uy jcs.» -iJ
linumikri'iiioK I Iikvo nnv-"!'y*i uxixt ft
pri mruUt'ii vqual lo /,Mii*l!tik. It li
iirAliint alii'tl of a • a mirte'e,
Inlrrd I rniinuty npi'-tU In toi mi too
pruiiiewnrtliy i>f Ita -wondaiful liraling
tirmifitira   i,mt Wfittlil nut, Xi* -without
tin* in my home et any coat.
I Imve imul It for anree, cilia, btViiart
and other -skin iiijurion, ami coniirUr
it a hoii>t>huld neco-uity, rir«clallr
whero tlmre nro children, ai it h»«fi
all wouritU ami Lrnitoa In almoit In-
crfililily iliort tlir.r>, My «lil»»t aon
1im.i1 ciceailoa to dm Zam-Ritk for a
\n'\\y kiiiUinr-'l too, tAum-»l by an in-
{-rowing im nail, A tew appll<*ation«
-w-^r*tall <>'.tt *,n*n»f-*.*»t~ foflraw tint
thn aorfri'M and inflaiiiniAtlrm, and i,e
tiuhirl Botfoal.U with th* l»« ttat*. Kitty
n.Athtr in't tvm wftinir) »h» Iiii rkaife al a
tiouM titnuii U«p Zwa Una ituti/."
tat* **rt Inr *r**ma, itttma* vrfat, Ur* X*f,
v-tlp ksmi, I Iwl j" itnlnf, Itr* fim, n»f
•m, a*!i rfcfua. r**1'". eu'i. Utraa. hntltM,
*n.| all tkin l«Juri«« »n4 <l,M*wa. IO* V»,
rtnift'tt* .nt .tnrr* ***rr*>h.r* *r |mm( tn*
from lin Hu* Va,, Turaata, f•» \ftra. •I o-wpiwitt**. - "-.w^ _*t. .i.^ji
;■__-■ -arfi^<aJ_£__i_K*^l-*^Jiis^^
.-,-■ • \
Arrive Fernie
No. 213 West  10.00
No. 214 East  17.55
No. 236 Local East  ;.    9.12
No. 235 Local West  ;. 19.27
No. 7 West Flyer  10.40
No. 8 East Flyer 20.08
Change takes effect Sunday June 6.
NO. 252
Arrives"'Spokane 8.30 p.m.
Arrives Seattle 10.15,a.m.
No. 251
■ 11.05
J. K. Barrett, Dominion Inspector of
Breweries and Malt-houses, was here
this week on an offiical tour of inspection.
J. R.'Lawrey, manager of the Bank
of Hamilton, has boen confined to his
room for several days with a severe
attack of grippe..
It is expected that another up_o-date
, hostelry will be ready,about the "1st of
,May, when John Podbielancik will be
ready for businoss in The Royal Hotel;
. Glad to. inform our readers that
"Jimmy" McLean is reported to be
making excellent progress toward recovery, and it is expected that'he will
.soon be here from Spokane.
Everybody please note that the kick-
off, of the friendly football bout between the Coal Creek and the Fernie
Football teams will take place at 6.15
on Saturday on the grounds near the
G. N. track.
James Lancaster, the energetic secretary of the Fernie Co-operative, is
■jtaking a well earned vacation, visiting
the coast towns of Vancouver, Victoria
Seattle, etc.     We hope that the trip
;, will be beneficial.
Dr. Bonnell In his capacity of sanitary inspector, accompanied by R. M.
Young of the Coal Company,   visited
7 Michel this week for the purpose   of
looking into the state of affairs at that
•- " camp. f
On, Saturday (today), the Coal Co.
. « will'pay out $203,000 for/wages to the
i     mine  workers.     This is  a* splendid
, showing'for March.     The Coal Creek
^   miners were idle on Wednesday owing
to car shortage.
Those interested in the drawing for
,the handsome Mendelssohn piano that
is being conducted by the. Ladies'
Guild of Christ church will be pleased
to know, that the drawing will take
- place at the reception which is to be
given to the new rectorT Mr. Walton in
—!—n— 'thsfbasement-of-the-church-on-Friday.
o       evening, April 22.    A few tickets still
,, ' remain for sale, and those desirou"s of
having a chance on this valuable prize
should secure tickets at .nee from any
■> of the ladles of the guild or at the
, Heintzman piano parlors.   .
i?      ■"      " """ "T7..-.	
, Typewriter for Sale. Apply Box 93
Ledger. 36
Get your baby carriages at Triton-
Wood Co.
Always ready: ham sandwiches and
coffee nt Ingram's.
Solect your . stock of SlmmerS
8eedS at Suddaby'8,
Remember the spot to buy furniture
and stoves Is at tho Trites-Wood Co.
If you want help of any kind phono
C5: Tho East Kootenay Realty Co.   ,
See the East Kootonay Realty Co. ad
this week. • It means money,, to' you.
'■ Hot tea or coffee served at Ingrams
pool room.
If you aro a particular Bmokor get
your smokes at Ingram's.
Just tlio thing ofirly In the morning
or Into at night: a hot'lunch at Ingram's.
For Sale: Sovon fresh cows, cnn bo
soon nt Matthew Tully'B, Fernio Annex
across Rocroation Grounds. 37 p
For Salo:— Furniture of 2 rooms,
crockery, kltclionw.nro, otc, On vlow
Room four ovor MIbrob Killer's store,
For Bftlo: Cooking Btovo, wood heater, fow household articles, Apply T.
A. Paton, Fernio Annex, cornor Cox
and Chlpmun, -—:*c
New and droBsy stylos In ladles and
mlBHOB suits, shirts und Jackets. The
MIhbob Euler,
Sowing mnchlnoH, drop hond, tho
host in the lnnd, fully ginirnntootl for
10 yfltu-B from $28 each up at Trltos-
Wood Company.
Chimi'lng and becoming stylos in
Htroot. nnd <1i*ohh lints, The Misses
Window BlmdoB cut to fit your windows without extra change; laruo sizes
mudo to ordor at tlio Trltos-Wood Co,
For will.: Quartor Hootlon of rivulet nan lnnd within three tnlltm of Plnclior station, Alborta (vlrKln soil.) Apply Lodger,
Moiitio fnr Hnlo with 2 lotH In Wost
Fornio; fi roomed Iiouho, wntor. Enquire1 of 13. Harper, McPIioi-hoii   ovo-
ll ),lil   Witlll  il }illl  bA   Uh  lillOW.  Wc
have all kinds or Jobs walling. Emit
Kootonay Realty Co.
Wim toil: Expoi'lonccd lnth nilllmoii
to work lu Fornio, II. C.    Must lmvo
BOWK!       OXpl'IIOIlie,        Apply   Ul   it.    \,
Smith, care 131k Lumbor Compiin;-, Fornio. n. c.
Wo cnn moot ovory domnnd an to
color, Btylos und quality In Wall Papers ami at prlcoH flint will please
you.     N. it, Sn.UIal'j,
HfcKB for lmtflilnK from puro bred
Buff OrphlnirtotiH, }l.!>b por mtttln;r of
13. Apply T. Kynnston, block 107,
Annos I'-'xionslon. ?,3p
The Store of Good Values
For tomorrow (Pay Day) each department
places within your roach a number of money-saving
offerings. .     . .      ,    '
We enumerate a few below, and suggest your.
shopping early, so that you may not be disappoint-'
cd.       _        -
Por a. few days we are offering very special,'
values in Brass Beds of Bright and Dull Finish.-We
■ together with the manufacturers, guarantee the du-*
rability of the finish, the construction,throughout
being of the highest grade.
Regular $33.50, special -.  .$23.75
Regular .$43.50: special $31.50
Regular $57.50; special  ....'..". ....$43.00,.
In addition to our Ioav prices, a cash coupon' is
given with each 50c purchase, this being equal to
a,, further 5 per cent discount.    *,*
.: You can save money by trading here. Are you
A Uiiufui UI-Uj liuunj fov live mtucr.
Table board tho boat In the city. Room
and hoard 125 por month. All white
bolp. K, llaylor, Prop. 3» p
For Saturday selling we offer a Nottingham
White Lace Curtain.. This Curtain is 42 in. wide
and three yards long^ self bound edges • and free
from dressing. - A Curtain of . good wearing and
washing qualities. Sold regularly for $1 and $1.25
Special 65c        ,
Without doubt the quality of our table supplies is the best procurable.   At the same time our
prices are the lowest, saving you in the neighbor-'
' hood of from 15c to 20c on tlie dollar on every purchase. ' '*'''• .
" New Season's Alberta Creamery Butter   ,
■''v     'Per Lb 35c'      *   ]
Fancy Navel Oranges, largest size -
, Barrington Hall Steel Cut Coffee
7, Per Lb. 50c \ ■;
1 Lb. Tins Red Label Tetley's Tea
Per Lb. 30c
2 Lb. TinsJE D S Lombard Plums
Per Tin 10c
3 Lb. Tins Quaker Brand Tomatoes
, 2 Tins 25c; 9,Tins $1
Royal Household Flour
50 Lb. Sacks $1.75; 100 Lb. Sacks $3.40
, Lowney's Chocdlate Cream Drops, -Reg. 50c
Special 25c Lb.,,
.3 Lb. Tins (Fancy) Ridgway's 6. C. Tea
Per Tin $1.30 *      i
Maconochies' Imported Kippered Herring
..'.'":   Per Tin 15c ,
Ogilvie's Rolled Oats in 4 Lb. Cartons
'Each 15c
1 Lb. Pkts. Ass'td. Cake Icings Regular 15e.
-     a     ' 2Pkts-15c
♦♦»»♦»»♦»♦ ♦■»»»♦-.♦
% "We are now showing the finest range.of Spring
and Summer Footwear that it has ever been our
good fortune to present to our patrons. Every
new style, every new design, are here awaiting your
inspection at prices-that-cannot be equalled elsewhere   ii;_:..      "', ,t -"■'.        -:.    ;     "
For Saturday selling we offer "The Nettleton"
the highest tirade American Shoe, made for gentle***
men, regular $7.50 and $8, '■■■*'**'■ *
Special $5.85
7    For. the Ladies .we offer a one. buttonitrapdon- *
gola slipper, in sizes'-3 to 7.     This is regular .$1.50
value; and as our stock is limited, ■ would. advise
your purchasing early in the day. " .* ".
Special 95c '
,, Seventy five pair of Ladies Black Corsets at
less rthan wholesale cost.   TMade of best English "
Coutil, medium, hips,.low bust, trimmed with lace ,
and ribbon. ■ -5 clasps and, rust proof steels, sizes .
18 to.,24,- regular $1.50,.yalue  . 7,.' ;
Special 75c
*■■»•- •..
■*■- ■ ■". ',      ■ .- •**■ ■    - ■ .■ ■
tFancy Mixed; Cakesj Eeg. 25c Special 20c
Premier Baking Powder reg. 25c "    ,20c
.Premier Jelly Powders reg. 3 for 25c   " 4 for 25c
'    7'.!   .'   *     ' ■ " ./-
W. J.  BLUNDELL    ?»«iL__a_     X
Nothing but the Best Procurable
I have just put in stock this week a full line of
There is nothing to beat our Made to Measure Suits
The Cash Merchant Opp. Post Office
* ° ''   , '*   - . *■* ' ''
We have Specialsevery day   .
.   'I
SUITS   and Giii
overcoats _f;.l Ir
and up made to your measure. .The
latest New York and English
Cloth and Styles
\¥fH' ^HXSI
t> A XTT*f_*D T T T 1_T   Rooms Z Md 3, Tbe A. Beck Block
V .¥ • ■
Advertise in the District Ledge.
Styles Of The Master
The mnn who created these masterpieces is the acknowledged
master or the craft.
He is a genius in originating styles—and in combining the
exclusivencss of style with the exctusiveness ot pattern.
The suits shown above are only two of the Fit-Reform
de-signer's models.
We have dozens of others, in dozens
oi rich, elegant patterns, that we
alone can show.
We cordially welcome your inspection
of the matter's models, -whetner or
not you buy. 6
The Crow's Ne_t Trading Co. ,».
Sole Agent* in Fernie
Just a^feW-words about your;? Table Supplies. ^We;handle nothing
but   the very best and   anything   you buy from our Grocery Depart-
ment is obsolutely pure, - also upon investigation you will find our prices
ti, ■ i      ■ _ ,
to be the lowest possible, consistent with best quality.
Pay Bay Specials
Wteh's Furnishings
Men' Medium Woiglit Grey Sox, 2 pnirs for ., ,25c
Men's FohI, Color Black Cotton Sox. 2 pairs.. .25c
Men's II. li. Ki Black Saloon Shirts, Special
Values $1.00; $1.25
Men's II. B. lv.'BrownnmlKhaki Duck Shirts
special value  $1,00
Oem Junior Safety Razors with sovon hla'dos
ovory razor guarantood; priee complete... .$1,00
Men's Clothing Department
Men's Suits, regular $10.00 special price... .$6.50
Men's Fancy Vests, special valuo .'. $1.60
Dry Goods Department
\*wii[ Qu-tlity T'lnin Whifi** Hhnn-tiiijy, -two yi\*.
wjdt>, ftppcinl pvioo  flOo Yard
Best quality *1() inch Circular Pillow Cotton,
special price, per yard 17 l-2o
10-!- Whito Linen Tahln Cloths, regular $2.50,
hjlV't'lltl    ...      ,  .  i  .  <  . .  . . . ,  . . . . . YA..V.W
:l-4 AVhito Linen Tahle Napkins, regular $2.75
:     dozen special at  1 $1.05
Ladies Corsets, Four Garters attached,* specinl
J'       pnCO      IM   ,    t   t»    MM        t   M   M   H   II    ,1   I   M   I   I   M   M   H   I   fvO
Liulie»' Black and Colored Elastic Bolts, Gilt
NnrkW, spehinl price 10c and 2Bc
Boot and Shoe Department ,
Men's Solid Lcathor Workiiig Shoes, special
at $1.00
Girls Solid Leather Shoes sizes 8 to 101-2,
"   special .'. ; $1.50
Child's Solid Leather Shoes, sizes 5 to '71-2,
special ... ... !pl.oo
Grocery  Specials
Clovor T.cvaf Salmon per tin , 15c
Lownoy'n Chocolate, 1-2 J.b. Cnl<o  .20o
Swoot . IcUIcb, Rnllou croclm each' 75c
CroBBo and Dlackwoll'ti VlnoRnr, quart lioUIos 25o
Sovoixilgn Jolly Powdoro, 5 paolmgos , .25c
COFFEE: Our enntomoru nay it In tho best they over u*ed
" —No othor aulto bo Rood, roRular 60o Lb., Saturday *40o -
Fresh Every Day
Fresh Lettuce, Celery, Puraley, AtpiiraQui,. Spinach, Rad*
lahet, rtlpe Dananaa, Orangee, Crape Fruit, Tomatoa*
etc.. arrlvlna dally.
-WOOD CO., Limited


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