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Industrial Unity is Strength
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Tbe Official Organ of. District No. 18, U.M.W.of A.
Political Unity is Victory
VOI,. V.   No. 41
FERNIE,   B. Cm flay   14tH,   1910
$1.00 a Year
I'.r .v>
;  OF 1902
"", f-  "' -       -■ .,"ni ,    '
Financial Statement of
Available Funds is
*•**►-*♦ ♦ ♦♦♦♦.*■••♦♦♦■♦
,♦ 'o' "   --•'■>.' - ♦,
.♦■* '■ *-;   '^V'  :,.'• ,-   ■   ♦
♦ "Keep away from Blairmore,   ♦
♦ ,.* Alta., Mines, as men are being   ♦
♦ laid off at that place." ♦
♦ " '       *-,♦
New Westminster V:... 20.00
3 Beaver children in home at
-Vancouver  9.00
Some time ago we received requests
Irom "some of the beneflcaries of. the
1902 Explosion, fund ttiat information
he given.regarding the same.   "Upon
making Inquiry from Secretary, Sherwood Herchmer, ne referred us to Mr.
Pred Johnson, whose statement    we
append' and from'.,which all .may see
how, this fund has, been and is at present being handled. _.'..-
" The amount was approximately $39.-
500 ,in, 1902, and now,- almost- eight
• years thereafter, that there Is a sum
•of practically; $5000 available speaks
" volumes on-behalf of the    excellent
business:methods of'those who have
' liad the handling of the fund.
,. The money originally     subscribed
was placed.in the Canadian'Bonk of
" Commerce, and funds could only   be
withdrawn when an order'signed by
l> the Secretary and Chairman was issued and cliciiuessigned'by the Bank
Manager and countersigned   by   the
Secretary, thereby completely prevent*;
■ irig any possible misuse of.the fund.- -
".- Some of the beneficiaries Voiild like
',a.n .increase of their monthly allowance
'• "but whether this could be, equitably af-'
fected.at this time is "open* to ,ques-
."lion.- -However, in -the near' future
*we" are* informed some of-the. children
'iiow on the (list will have reached the'
."age. .limit," 14\years for boys and 15
-iyears—foi^girlsr- and—thenHf— there^be-
sufficient to justify an increased "■ it
■-. will-be for the' committee to" decide.'
.* '.Tlie trustee's of "this are entitled to
great :praise' for,.:tlie  attention  they
have given-to this truly humanitarian
, .scheme for mitigating' .thg* misfortune
df those who lost the bread winner on
- that) ncver-to-bo-forgotten May day.--.-'*
* ' Not only have they given timo to tho
mat tors'connected therewith, but havo
served without bhe"cent of remiinera-
■ Mon-* feeling that tho sense of pleasure
'. jloi-lvuble from tlm'knowlodgo ot" dolus;
- .good was adequate recompense:  still
as wo have heretofore expressed ourselves, let us not wait, to' cite a man's
" ,'good deeds until It is time to write
•/ills obituary notice, but Jot them bo
known while he is yot able to appreciate thein    "Tho good that men do Is
oft Intorrod wllh their -bones."
,* Approxlmnto amount subscribed .to tho widows and orphans on account of explosion
on   Mny  22,' 1902 $39500.00
Monthly    payments mndo   to   '
widows   and   orphans * pre-/
vlous to flro of']90S $31977".26
. * $163.00
G. F. Johnson,
Assistant Sec.
Trustees of Fernie    Miners Relief
Fund: y
L. A. S. Dack- Treasurer
S. Herchmer, Secretary-.
G. F Johnson, Asst. Secretary.
A. H. Cree, chairman   ■
H. L. Johnson"'
Ii' Carosella ■    .        '■ .,
Thomas Letcher-
John Podbielaucik
' 'The following managers of the Canadian Bank of Commerce have acted
ns treasurers" of the fund: ■
F. C. Malpass
B.' H. Bird   7 "-.
T. Bi May 7, ■'" * .    .
G H Holt
H. L. Edmonds ., ■
H. W. Tre-nbolme
L. A. S. Dack" ""
. Jedon Slovak menom Jno. Schillion,
ud Kanmorskeij, Unije, chis-1387 U.
M. W. of A, jevihodeny z tejto unije
pre tu vinu. ze luhal proti uradnikom
Kanmoriskoy Unije. y
'■        •    . William. Angell
• '-"',*   Fin. Sec7.'
J, S, Gusty. Presented
With Testimonial
Cnsh In nnnk $ 470.7*1"
iHt'Mortgiigo No. 1.. 1500.00
1st MormnBo No. 2..1000.00
1st Mortgage No, 3..1000.00
1st Mortgngo No. 4,. 400.00
luL Mort bubo No. 5,. 1500.00
1st Morlgngo No, fl,, 1040,00
Statomont of Receipts nnd Disburse-
monts slnco August 1,' 1908.  '   „
Cnsh In Bnnk ......
 $ ,470.74
Morigngu      Ini
No.   1            205.00
No, 2
No. fl       '     130.75
1040.00   -
No-Mi           150.00
"r    i „     *287.50
Int. SuvlngH       .85
■*■•—IntoroHt on mortKniio for $250, ,ro-
Pnld wIiIowh nnd orpjinim lo
Aur, 1 '08 to Apr. 30 '10...$3498.20
'John S. Gusty, whoso promotion we
recorded only?a few. weeks,ago, has
since been still further elevated by being transferred from Lethbridge, Alta.-,
to Victoria, B. C„ where he will look-
after, the business'interests of the P.
Burns Co.," Limited. It was expected
that lie woiild stay off for* the day In
Fornie, but'as he was'anxious to get
through quickly' the banquet and reception that his old Fernio co-worker's
had arranged for was abandoned.   .
However as an evidence of the., esteem in whicli ho was held an Illuminated address in a gilt frame' that
would have been presented to him
had he stayed ovor vyis shipped to his
new home and we nro confident will
bo'highly prized by' Its recipient.
Hero's a copy nnd description of the
To John S. Gusty, .Esq.( District Manager,
From, the  Local  Managers " of  tho
Crow's Nost Division of Messrs. P.
Burns'& Co., Ltd.
Friendship's hliifiOB nq'er Brow rusty,
Frlond to frlond nnd hnnd to honrt
Best of nil friends—John S. Gusty; '
How wo hute to see you part,
Hero's thn Rind hnnd, .Tank, old foil
o\v, „ ,*       '
Hero's your health, Ioiib    life    nnd
Mny yourj dayB bo flllod  wllh  huh-
■shl no,'
May prosperity Increase.
This Ih ii tondor mibjoct Johnnie,
Just llko tlio boof wo sometimes sell.
But tender ns tlio subject Is
'Tis londeror far thnn 'tend to toll,   .
Hon soo tlin omhloniR In tho corners,
Tho stool, tho knlfo, tha block,   tho
Awl don't forget, to tnko n look .Incls,
At Mint old head nnd undor Jnw.
Well liore'H   to'   Gusty,     Jnclc   old
Oumy!   ,
Tlio hrnvo, tlio truo, Mm ovor trusty,
Wo hopo Mint you'll Rot fnt nnd hmty,
And whon you nro old no'or Rot primly.
Cash In nanlc  $2808.01
Outstanding Mortono***1"
No 5 $1500,00
No, 4  400.00
—,  $1900.00
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A Former Fernie Man Is
Responsible For The
Latest Success
' For several weeks past we have been
carrying, an advertisement of the prospectus of the Eureka Coal Mine Company of Taber, Alberta, and whilst one
might surmise as a consequence thereof we would be expected to furnish a
certain amount of "boosting," still *we
are quite free to assure our renders
that that which we do say is base-
on'investigation, independent of selfish
interest and with a single view to acquainting the public, regardless of ulterior motives.
This can be deemed a first class investment, for a man of-small means,
and as an instance of how it has been
received by those who have worked in
the property,' may say that practically
all have taken stock.* This is a good
sign in ; itself arid naturally ensures
that those who are right on the spot
will take good'care to see that their,
interests'are not neglected.
. The only possible, drawback will be
the assumption of a, special privilege
by one or more who are acting in-the
dual'capacity of worker and shareholder. However, we opine that the common "sense of the majority .will frown
down any such notions on the part of*
those who attempt, to arrogate to them-'
selves more authority than is justiciable. '      '       ,        ■.**..
Mr.R.G.Duggan is,an-old resident in
the Pass, and has built up" for himself
a splendid reputation ..as'a yworker at
the" face, as a pit-boss in charge of property, andcomes with all of those qualifications so important in the exploitation of a'mining* proposition—a thorough knowledge "of gettips'out*-coal,
andean experience of "roars in tho
handling of men, which are essentials
in-the success of any like..undertaking- ,y f. "' ' ' ''.
■ Again we find tliat.the system of
voting is more favorable to the small
investors'than to the holder of a largo
amount .of stock'as the number of
votes assigned over ten Is in decreasing ratio to tho number' of the shares
held. *.    '
Tho fncf that this is capitalized on
a fair valuation and that tho usual
proceduro of floating a company—the
terra' floating Is peculiarly applicable
to many of the concerns thnt-nro put
before tho investing public, largely
composed of sufficient air to carry a
Zeppelin war buloon and wlth.'sub-
stnnco much of a microscopic chnrncter—In the Eureka this has beon avoided'and tho figure, $75,000, speaks for
itself and tho profits bolng based on
nn actual, not a fictitious value, wHl
enable somo who' are not. acquainted
with Iho methods of IiIkIi finnnco to
renllzo thnt some of the cotnpnnlos*
who, whon thoy nro nbout, to renew n
contract with tliolr mon, pload thoir
inability to grunt an IncrenHo.'nro male-
lngthelr argument bnsod on falsepro-
mlsos nnd thnt, in llou, of not making
profit on the nmount. of renl money
Ii.ivoslod, they nro getting splendid returns, If tho actual vnluo of n property bo $100,000 nnd It is capitalized
nt 1,000,000 nnd shares sbld nt ton cts,
and n dividend, of J!Vj doclarod on lho
.par value of one dollar, what Is the
real profit?
Thin conl Is llgnlto itnd tho facilities
of mlnhiff at Tnbor aro first cIiihs—
shipping too Is a simple matter. There
IhMiIh to be nmnlloimd, howovor, nnd
Mint Is the demand Is not yot for tho
entire yonr nnd so thoro nro periods of
Idleness yot with tho devolopinontn'
tlmt HPctlon, which, ns ovoryliody
ItnowH, Ih going npneo, It Is only n
quoHtlon of n Bhort tlmo that tho demand will he much fu oxt'PflH of whnt
It Ih nt Iho pi'i'H'int,
lu conclusion wo mny say Mint lo
thoso who nrn looking for n Rood In-
vent mont. with n Hplondld prospect, wo
cun rcconinieiul thorn to look Into liiin
one, It Ih not much of nn oxpi-iiH-' In
iiinlu* nil |iii|iilrloH nnd In liiin Iiiih ii
di-cldeil ndvnntliKo over Uioho Im-iiuH-
fully di'McrlliPd vontiiroH h Hun tod In llm
Knr-nfM.niid of Hiilubow Hn>8.
Totnl fund available $4798,-34
PIuh nccrnltm IntoroHt which iy vnrln-
WldoivH nnd oipliaim .on Mm fund
nt proueiit     :
Mrs. Holit, Lnmli, Kornlc* $8.00
Mrs. P/iul Pet nm, Fernio  8.00
Mrn. Knlo Italnyll, Pernio....;. 8.00
2 Mnttos children, llonmer  0.00
Mr». Jnrnou Mltcholl. Fornio.... 8.00
Mr8. John Londk'Wtor, Shore
ncroa B.   C 11.00
Mm,   Angui* Robertson, Bhorc-
neri-n, II. (!  fc.OU
Mm. Maa-Rlo Muir, Sand Couloo
. .VHi'iU.im i 2t\M
Mm. Wm, Morris. Park-shun**,
Pa , 8.00
2 Jonon children, Hhymimy, Mon.
Hnalund   ft.00
Mr*. NpIIIo Ffllrfull, Sand Coulee, Montana ....14.00
Mm, Kll*»bf«lh HovJin, Vomit...MM
3 Angels chlldron In homo  at
In tlm right linud corner Ik hciohh-
oil knlfo nnd nnw, In tlio loft n (tohhpiI
knlfo nnd ulopl, nl Mm lower right n
(tohhpiI knlfo nnd Htool, whilo In tlm
oppoHlto cornor n biitchcr'H block Ih
well drawn, up olther sldo mnplu len-
voh nrn tiiRtofully nrrnmwd nnd In Mm
contro nt tlm Imnd Ih n llfollko Hlmtch Iconipotltlon with otitHldn flrrnn
ut' i* r,y,.L-'ti JlC.ni,
Tho following Blgnnlliro-s nro Hlgimd
hh piuMoH to tho loMlmnnlnl In qin's-
llnrry Oould, .Fornio
\V. K. Wiirrfii   Wrnin
iJnnmu Millor, Fornio
J, McMnstor, Fornio
Adnm llunifl, Fornio
JnnmH IlnrMoy, Fornio
V, Denison, Fornio
Hurry Wilnior, Fornio
F. J. rin-ker, Fornio
Herman Moyor, Fernio .
Thomna Wllllnmnon, Plnclior Crook
VV. A. Mnrtin, Frnnk
Thomas Ulrt, Crouton
flcrt I^ino, Moylo
Arthur Ilnrvwy, Ho«mor  ,
O. t*. Doyle, Uthbrldmo
W. B. NcwInK, Ww Ml-rhol
Jnmoi Wade, Corbin
W. 1.po, Mcl-ood
Fred McDonald, Crnnbrook.
The Male Voice" "Party's concert is
billed for the 24th.,,.";: Further particulars in our next;", isgue.
The Fax Concert- Company, which
comes well recommended, will appear
in the Fernie operajiouse on the'21st.
Tke films at the Fernie are excellent
and the Roosevelt pictures no doubt
will draw a large crowd to see these
photographs of the'Mighty   Nimrod.
Andrew W, Baxter-is once again in
town in connection'with his classes In
tho different engineering, studies and
reports increasing applications for tuition. ■ y"
Charles Garner, International Board
Member of District* 1 g has been called
to* attend a special meeting of the International to be held in Indianapolis
on the. 16th. .if.}
The representatives at K. P. Grand
Lodge of B. C, at'present*in session
In Vancouver from Fernie Lodge No.
31 are John L. Gates,and Jacob Fleishman, while Crow's Nest Temple No. 1,6
Pythian Sisters, the ladies auxiliary of
the same order, has. its interests ably
looked after by-Mrs.VTom Beck.
Fire Chief McDougall has condemned "the will of th'e„K. P. building,.*the
work of the Fernie Construction Company, but we understand that the necessary "strengthening-will be affected
in the near future by'the building of
a reinforced addition'up the side bf
the building.' ■',,:'
Thomas Barton, brother of Geo. Barton, proprietor of-the-Empress Transfer, company is daily expected to reach
Fernie from th' owd- country. • We
understand that he .is- a photographic
artist of ability. It is-'reported that he
'probably,,will take a": position in J. F.
Spalding's studio.      ■'-        	
We have been under the impression
tha.tiorie of our'strongest financial institutions .was of "Scottish origin, but
on' Friday morning coming up Victoria avenue we hadlqcular demonstration that it had at lealt temporally become an English "one, as wo read in
letter of" gold' "Bariic.df amilton."   '"
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,- We were afraid that .our daily runaway -was net coming .tiff on scheduled
lime, when word as brought-in that a
orite down the street'Ivhereat we felt
relieved, and yet some day there will
be a'Very serious accident as a result
of the neglect to properly secure the
wayward equine..,../. *7
A. .\f. Jnll, provincial' poultry expert,
who is making a tour throughout the
province lecturing on ' the various,
questions of interest to chicken raisers, delivered a very- interesting is-
course on the Ilth at Creston, and it
is expected thnt he will visit Fornio hi
llie'iiear future when,it Is hoped Mint,
all who are interested will mnko a
special effort to hoar lilm.
Vi Somo of the subscribers to "The
Western Clarion" may "wonder why
Ihey did not receive the last Issue,
The trouble Is Mint tlioy woro all handled In ono bundle to Thomas Wrny,
whose namo was on tho outor wrapper,
and ho, thinking that they wero for
propaganda purposes, handed thom
nround, fulling to notico"tho littlo yellow slips until lie had glvon several
copies nwny.
The Socialists of Pernio ought to
present a vote* of thnnl-s lo ,A, 10.
Watts for his differentiation of thom
from the "rusidiini of Hocloly," and
as tlio unnruhlst Ih a non-oxlsteiit
entity In this locality thoso who aro
not Socialists according to this dictum "of tho Wattsburg 'wnrrlor" are
coniprolmnded In Mm othor body. "And
a heavy dragoon Is Mm res-l-dum."—
A I.ocnl of the U. M. W, wuh formed
in Wostvlllo on Saturday night when
somo 100-125 mombors drawn from
tlio Drummond, Acndln- Allnn Shafts,
etc. Tlio following offlciom woro elected: Pron. Wvllt Sutherland; vlno-proH-
Idont, John M, Hrown; Hoerqlnry, Thos
McISwoii, (Th hoii), TrwiHuror, Gilbert
Hoy, MeHHi'H. McCuIIoiirIi nnd Burn-
nby woro proHont nnd loft Monday-
morning for HprliiRhlll. * "
, Dominion Po»t. office Inspector 1). A.
Ilruco Ih ninkliig nn official vlHlt to
MiIh dlmrlct, nnd wlilUi In Fornio Iiiih
been InvoHtlgntlng llm inutlorH of Jo-
ciitloim for drop Id tor boxen nnd llio
nppoliitinonlii of Htntnii ycudoi-H, lilt*
rccoinmiindiitloiiH lu'iiriuK upon thoim
nro to bo Htihmlllod io Oltawn for npprovnl nnd (lie drpnitim-nt will then
tiilti' hu.li notion nH tliey.doom ndvln-
iiblc, and wo wenl confldnnt. Mint Mm
cltl/.i'hH will work togi'Mmr In lho nd-
viiciicy of Mioho much imodod nnd con-
vonlont ImprovoniciitH Mm powcrw Mint
In* will ntt< .id to Miidr omly Instullii-
Pon't forgot im you wnlk down Vic-
liu'ln civontio, ntul what. Ih moro lm-
l-inrlirn)  tm r,\nr, in <i"ill' ijn«.j\ (|,|"  "■,■1.1
known   lioulnvhrd,   to  look   Into   Mm
windowH of A, VV. IlleiiHiloll, Mm I'n I
Fernie Branded as Unfit
Place to Live in--
Anarchy Rules ;
The Nelson NeA*s of May 10t,h contains a two column write up of the
most interesting case of the Assizes.
Slater vs Watts, enabling the public
to be,, treated to another ebullition
(emphasis on the second syllable)
from Mr. Albert Edward Watts, that if
its circulation were likely to be con-'
fined to the province,, of British Columbia, we would "pass it by like idle
wind," deeming it absolutely needless
in view of the reputation already ob-
tained'by this militant mill-owner'and
our only reason foi- making comment
is to obviate the possibility of those
who do not know him taking his latest,
characterization of lhe people, of Fernie au serieux. ,-  -
First let us examine the individuality
of this notoriety seeking gentleman.
He is quite an old timer in British Columbia, having been connected with
various enterprises' in different parts
of the province, in the Big Bend, north
of Revelstoke, at Proctor at the mouth
of the "Kootenay river, and at present
is'the creator of ^Wattsburg about S
miles west df Cranbrook. One'* niay
regard him as the"Poo-Bah of this,
corner of the Flowery Kingdom frans**
planted into "White.^B; C'.and Tokio
Secundus would-bet-much more appropriate as the citizens of the land of
the Rising Sun are.by'"-far the most
numerous among the employees of this
member of'the Legion-of Frontiersmen. " He it was also that challenged
Sir "Wilfrid Laurier to subscribe a sum
of $5000, he to give a like sum for
the purpose of establislii'ng_aJ_nd_fa
♦ ♦
♦ 137   LIVES   LOST ♦
♦ . '  ♦
♦ Terrible colliery disaster is ♦
♦ reported    from    Whitehaven,' ♦
♦ Cumberland, in which 137 lost' ♦
♦ their lives,  but    four escap- ♦
♦ ing. "     , ♦
♦ Endeavored to get more de- ♦,
♦ finite details but without sue- ♦
♦ cess.   . ♦
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tiations are on with one of the recognized New York producers who will
stage all plays for Mr. Healy, thereby
Insuring perfection in every detail.
The mistake of retaining people,who
have outlived their usefulness will
also be avoided, as lt is a notorious
fact that performers seen too often
become stale. Mr., Ilealy kept, the
San Francisco Opera Company on the
road for over, four years, a record not
even approached by any other travelling musical organization.
The Royal Hotel, under the management of that well known nnd highly respected Boniface John Podbielaucik, is
fast nearing completion. .The bar,is
ready to meet the wants of its numerous patrons in a manner that will
suit tho most fastidious tastes: The
furniture for the rooms .will soon be
installed and as they are all light, and
airy, when completely fitted up, Fernie
can boast, of another nddltion to her
excellently appointed caravanseries.
There are 30 rooms in all Including a
large parlor and the other necessary
adjuncts of.,an up-to-date hotel, tbe
building being' lighted by electricity
throughout,"and adequate -fire escapes
are provided both in front and rear of
building.     - ■*",
Wo nro, imlooil, plmiHOd  to roport
Mint   ihta   Ineii   rnncfrn    titlo*   Vncn
huccodiUmI Iii liiinlUm Mio coutnui ror
Mm milking of about twenty MioiiHniut i nco Drug Htoro, nnd wo tho splendid
foot af Bowor pipe In lm tipo-l hy Mn-'dlnplny of Mm Intornmlonal Corn-.v
municipality, ! pondi'im.*- i-rlionlti which In under Mm
Wo nro Informed by Mm mnnnRor,jmii'mlMon of tliolr Iocnl roproHontn-
xi„ xymi... \t titr-t.r.., .j.i i j. ;•.;.!.'.'■!. , '.',,.; ". !' . ■ .^..'.'.u I., -'.
will Ik- started just iih hoou iih the nd-'illvlHlou Hiipti'liiti>iidi>iii, W, II. Coul
dltlonnl inn.-hlimry, now on routo a. it^r of Vnniouvcr, 11. C, ThlH cxhl-
rlvon, nnd which Hhould Uo imro In n bit Ion will be on for sovornl dnyH and
vory Hhort Mnm. Hpcclnl niti's ciui.lio obtained.
Tho Hceii-t of HiiicchH In thin IndiiH- Hnrt Woodlioimc of Mm 1,-,-dKor Htnff
try llko nllir-n*, Hoh lu iho ntrlctuMi nt- hnd tlm mlHfnituiio lo Inflict n very
lonMon' In nil Mm flolnlln, nnd Mils run nnvoro rot mi UN lint op by wfoppfn-r
ho only obtnliiiil when tho vnrlniim In--on a brokon boiili* whilo practicing for
dlvldunlfl cmiiloyrd onch lookln*/ nftoi-'lhi' Uniclinll K'hih. The T.-'dtrf-r flrnl
hl« fi-pnrnto iimk, Is Imbiiod with f-H-'iiId torpH wen- .-tilrkly miiMcrcd, and
prll'do-corp* nnd In |IiIh rospont  we  lluleu  A18,  112.",  In  Mm  lied  CroHH
prosecute those- who were, guilty of
corrupt practices'nt elections. That
Fernie is not full of Socialists'is regretted by those who are,disciples of
Karl Marx, but "'for the edification of
this Sii*-.Oracle would state Mint-there
is a vast difference between the Soc
ialist and the ""Anarchist, and,.to illustrate this moro conclusively regard the
acts'of Mr. Watts as a concrete expression of Anarchy, vide an English
dictionary lo which we referred:
Anarchy, n. Complete confusion, disordered' condition.    __
Anarchist, n. One who disregards all
law., or considers himself above • tho
law.        .   , '     *
The net for wliich ho has been
brought bt-foi-o tho Nelson Assly.es is
In Itself a corroboration of this.
A bby aged 17 Is charged with having spoken disrespectfully of n young
girl, which was doomed sufficient for
Mr. Watls'loregard him ns n crlmlnnl.
That the usual procedure should bo
followed does not. meet, with tho npprovnl of tho Czar of Wntl.slmrg, who
proceeds to oonslltulo himself not only
magistrate but executioner ns well nnd
by such hlgh-hniidod tactics cnn bo
Justly leniiod a return lo iikiimviillKin
thnl hns no plnco In present day exemplifications of Mio laws decrees,
We havo Interviewed the senior
member of lho firm of I-fckHli-ln &, Me-
Taggnrt and ho stales that If tho roport of The Dally Nows bo correct to
the effect that lm and .loHcpli liynn
of Cranbrook concocted a couHiilrimy,
that lm has no Imsltatlon whnt ever In
Htatlug that Mr. Walts hns ooniniliti>(I
perjury nnd Mint hIMiourIi no BtopH will
bo taken In'the mattor at prom-m, pn*'
forrlng to wnlt until n Inter dnte when
tho wholo inattor will lw litid beforo
otlmi'H for thoir coiiHldorntloii,
Mr. F-rltHloln dnrm not \m\w In <tn-
phntlcnlly iihhi'I'Miib Mint nn lingiiiirdi'd
lODRIIO   Htlcll   IIH   fiOOini*   tO   POHHCHH   Ml".
WntlH Hhould lm bridled If Hh owner i«
iinnlilo to do ho ovon In r-iiHoii wln>ro
IiIh ovldoncc Ik being glvon under Mm
Hiinetlty of un oath.
Wo hnvo been perinlttc-d to -•xiunliie
Mm UnoliH of lho firm mentioned, mid
find Mint n MihHiiiiUliil ciihIi piiyment
Ih entered In the ciihIi book nnd Mm
lodger hefoi'n the writ wiih IhhiioiI, tIiiih
proving eoiicliilvi'ly Mini Mm Hlrlcd'Hl
etlilcH of the'legal prnfoHHlon were
compiled with, nml In addition tlnu-io
were Hliown llll eiiti'y Hhowlng the ic
i'ul|ii nl a Inier date of mill mure
money being pnld liy tlm ellent'H fn-
It Ih iiiidei'Htond thai an nppenl will
bn taken from the judgment of Mu-
Lord (Ihluf J.iihMco, and until tlm nun-
i,:| in 1111,111/ llln|H)M.-ll wo would u.-th
Mint the j.ublW' .■■HH/,;"** J;j..V,.'..'j.,' ,.„,]
wo Hhnll, conformably lo newspaper
oMiIch, refrain from comment when
Kill) jiiilice.
Concessions Gained by
The Men-Resume
Work at Once
The, Frank strike is over. This
dispute which "hns meant a cessation'
of work iu tho properties of the Canadian Coal and Coke Company Consolidated for the past six weeks was
ended .by an amicable adjustment' on
Wednesday morning whereat everybody is greatly pleased. '^
The Investigation Board appointed
met on Monday at _0 a.m. in the"
Miners Jiall at Frank. ' Mr. I. S. G.
Van Wart of'Calgary officiated as the
chairman, with Mr. Colin Maeleod
looking after Dw interests of the Company.' and ciem Stubbs championing
the cause of the strikers.
After a brief session it was arranged lo bring the several contending parties together with a view io (he making of an agreement without the matter being, submitted to the Board.
At 2 o'clock the general manager of
the Company,  Mr. A.  Mullor, accompanied by Mr. Joseph Emerson,   the
Superintendent and Mr. Tomkins, the
secrelaYy-treasurer, met President W. '
U. Powell, Sec. Carter,    Int..   Board
Member Garner, all officials ofthe TJ.
M. W. of.A'., together with D.   Stein,
G.  NMcol, A.  Coutts. J. Anderson,' J.
Mitchell, W.  Carrutliers, F. Demous-
tieg and Paul Lepinoy, the local scale
committee, and at which thc chairman
of the board was present, but failing*
at this time to reach mutually satisfactory conclusions it was decided to ad-
Laying, of New. Corner
Stone Next Week
AVork on the,new Baptist church at
tho corner of Howlimd Ave. and Jnffc
ray street has been progressing, very
favorably, nnd Uio interesting ceremony of' laying tho cornor stone will
bo marked next Thursday, May 1 ft tli.
The .service in pommel lon wllh this
event will begin at G o'clock p.m.,
and will consist. In part, of singing,
scripture rending, prayer, addresses
by Mayor Herchmer, Revs, Grant., Hull
and Wnllon nnd Cnptnin Holland of
Mie Salvation Army.     To Mrs. .1. It.
Jjourn amrmbet again on Tuesday.
'■" The Tuesday' morning meeting,   at
which all the parties mentioned were
in attendance resulted after consider- -
able discussion in arriving at the dc:
sired, end'of all concerned**—tho -conclusion of the strike-
On the Wednesday moi-nliig tlie pro-,,
posed  agreement was    placed before ■
the men for their   consideration, "by
whom it was accepted.
The basis    of,ihe settlement   was
! practically   iho old  iigreoinoul   conse*
iqimnlly tlm Company's demands Woro
j alPsot aside    Fifty cents (GO cents) '■
'a Ion lo be paid on lho pillars, whlclr
| means that there shall bo no differ-
jonlinl. also n complete recognition of
j thc li. M. Vv, A. Iu Mm shaft minus,  ■
•tlniH mnklng It n i.oinplelf- union i-nnip
* with Uio distinct" understanding thai,  ■
every mnn returns to his job.     Tho
•contincl is for one year from March
jHlst, henco expires on Mnrch 31, 1011.
M the conclusion of Mm nogotlntiotiH
McEwing will full'Uio honor ol'-offic-, j,,.. van Wnn mndo n short address,
latlng nt lhe formnl laying of tlio cor-1 oxjirossiiifjr himself 'na .highly plonsod
ner utoim, she being-ono of the first i wHh Mm result and must compliment"
mc-mhois of the Baptist ilunomlnatloii ; both purl Ioh to Mm controversy on tho
In MiIh city, ^ | conciliatory manner In which tho var-
Immediately nftor the complellon of ■ tons points In dlsputo hnd boon distills Horvlco Ihe Ladles Aid of the' cusse-l, Hinting Mint If Milr. spirit pro-
church are planning n Hplondld supper v'ullcd the duties of ohnlrniiiu were
to be served In the toinpornry building n plcnsi-.nl task and Mm outcome moro
In*lho roiir of tlm now Htructiiro, i-n , rondlly arrived ut,
Jaffray street, Kxteiislvo arrange-' As a proof of Mio evident desire of
inoniH nro well In hnnd for u splendid i nil Involved to nld jointly In dlnpolllni?
repiiEt, to,which tho public are Invlt- tho mnnku uf titrlfo nnd roHUino lliolr
ed, A chnrgo of HO coiiIh will bo hpvc-tiiI labors with the bent of feeling
mndo, a Hinoker was given on Thursday ev-
The now odlflee, when completed, ■ ening nt the Mliiern hull, nt which
will bo n decided acipilHlMon to tlm both President Powell and ,Mimager
many flno buildings of the city, llio Midler woro present,
building commlltiio having paid ftpec- Hong, ntory nml liquid refrcHlinn.-iils
Ini ntiPtitlo*n to doHlivn for exterior up-' In tin- slmpe of bi-cr, ns wll im n pk-n-
imarnnco iih \*/oll iih comfort nnd con-itlfnl Hiipply of clgnrH formed a eoniblii-
veiileneo of intorlor flxttiroH, Km-! ut Ion Mint achieved the denlmlilo oh-
riiiieo will lm mndo from tho corner, Ject of nuiKIng gonliillty and convivial-
nbovo which Hhph Mm tower, The put- ■ Ity reign liiipretne, Mvorybody went
pit, bnptlHtry und choir loft will be j home snMHi'led Mint Ihey lind certnlnly
In Mm contro nt Mm front, u Hpecii-I . enjoynl Mh-ihwUi-ii inynlly nml Mint
iilrovf being built for Mint purpowe,   *| from now on the whole enmniiinliy nt
All pohhIIiIo luiHlo In lielng Hindu to; Frank cnn feel imhiirod nf nn ern   of
eomidote tho bnlldlnjt, mid gratify Ing *' pronperlly.
HiirceHH Ih being met with In the unit-1 ■"—*——,u,*,,~" *—•-*
ler of procuring Mm hIiu-wii  of wnr j    jlM „., Wt. ^„ „, |„.,,HH w„ |„.,i K|V(tM
to complete Mm Hirneliirn, !,|„. ,.,.M,in -,-■ n,,-. c„n| *j',.,„.|, i-xiunln-
Pastor Hpldidl nud his tiMHodaieH In ;,-,•.■-,„„ |j,.i«l by Dr. Iloniiell; .1.   Tlmiu-
Mi.- wink nre to be coiigntiiiliited on   ,m,M|  ■•. ,|,  Hiiwer,  Uolieii   Lowe, ,1-m
IN THF  SHO\A*   ntlO'Mr'?';
can conipllnietit Mr. Dickon on Iih
buslni'HH acumen In croatlng MiIh feel-
luff nmong bin omployem* by paying
IjooVi, to-ecthcr *iMi a laruo junortineiit
of rurbollr, '/amltul,, i'ukh nnd nwk-
wnrdnoHB wm1 lirnrMced upon tho tin-
thcril arrordlriR lo their rcnpooDvo vol- ,ttnUtuhU> xlcDtu.    Hiivpy lo «tmo Je-
tw* to Dw rttntrtttny ro-y-irrflp-is o'f flic'hat n *t**e:ir i-onr.fKn'lon nn<t ta iur**
union Hiulc, thU being hin minimum
bn»li» of pny. ]|
tiobblln-K on tlm road to recovery,
P. S. No floworn.
Mm Hplondld progn'-HH they ore making.
— at*, — *'
Till! following have been Milcrled lo
defend l-'oinle'H foloi'H on Hlillll'illiy.
nml while hh it mailer of courtesy we
urge upon nil to shout for iho vIhIMuk
M'.ilii Kie i- in <t  wiilie, leiin-Illliei'    Ilie
vi :n i !■■ df Mi,   liln,   :>!u)  n'JJh* u. • ,
flnnl I. Tlumker.
HiicIih: .1. Holilll. .1. Wnrdrop.
Left Iiiiil: .1. Minming,
ItlKht hnlf;  Hen i-linlth.
oiiul.!.' rklit: ,1, lt>nl>ridge,
Oil! Ullle   l.i'll :    A,   '1 lldllllKII,
IiihIiIo left; It. Thornion.
liiHlde Ulght: W. Thornton.
("outi n foruiird: S. Judgo
IIohoi'v<>h: Adiitiron, I'ouehle nnd
LliiPHinnit: GeoiK<- I'uiimll, It fx
i :-i()i t led thnl 111 < - uiniih ni referee
will Uo well ntteiidid to by Patrick
LyoiiH, lis per cent; Win. Hlmiiflold, T,
Muiwi'ii, lulin t'h'ttti, lioln-it John
."Oil nnd .lllllieil .Mit'lllliiili.'ll, "0 per
* ('in; Itolh-n Dnlihon nml II. Mjiinl,
7Ti per ceii]; Dudley, Mlilu-I, Alec,
IluiH'h, M tier cent: ll, Ciiiiiii'ld mul
John Ciiul'lelil M per cent.
Frank W, lletily, miinnger of Mm Hun
Fnuit'lHco Gpern (.onipnny, lin« talten
ofTlcori nt l*"'17 Trlliiiiif HitlldliiK. Oil-
cngo, HI, Mr. Ilojily hnH glvon Cnn-
iid.t the liPdi lino of I'lilertnliitnent ev*-
* I" Off'l- d  ill tht.-l ;it:Uli)lt,  Hi! pidliei I-
ed Mm fliHt big tniiHlcal hIiowh and It
w'.iw iii  Fi'■■» '''illc|»ni(on tlntt tii.111*,  of  MuUilw,   K»i|.      Ti.,   ni»'«e'l   I*   In
the lnifi* i.ii.li'in prodiatiH Hem em- |i-\('i-ltciil coiiililioii niiil in Mill nl the.
iHKiirloM lo took MiIh field over,     ll Is. Minm old upot near the f'.. N. vpur, m>
Mr. lle.il-,* iMentiori to pivhcut hhx- , n-iiio -along ami tn lnw,your lndy fi lend  Imlf iiuihI on nil the litiHiliiurH flylni?
ernl  big offerliiK* In  tho  Inum-dlnt-"   )"iut' Iuiirb. and t-ntliunliiiiin, n* Mny  It. Ki>v<vriitiii'iit tuiddinun nppinprinti-ly
future nnd khIUIiir Mm fuel Mint it U me nil peifecijy welronm. ' dwotMPd. tun ihe inosi tnrr, cily dr-M**-
inuKjKslble to give properly tlm num-1    I'. M. I'l-uano reiin-tntier thin .ill don-: nt-A wiiulov, lis Mint nf the Trlus-Wood
Uxii uf .iliiiJ..- *>\Mh i.o uUfitiiittil liiot,,ileum uic wemom-*' nmt you mn Ret n .fn. In which the bbndlng of the roynl
KeflHon, villi do not moro thnn thrn-,i IIukIic* receipt for nil you pay—a non-'] purplw nnd Mm nombre Wnck nro In
and jKuiiilbly only ono ploco.     Noko-I'IhI nnnlo. icorrect proporllona.
,'.. ,,.*.,.,.    ,     , (  ,., i,, ,n,, nil)
for Me   iii;: ..'.In piiinle ih iind as Mm
idevoleeH of the i'twi'or mitiie may de.
iJilfe  lo   lillOW   Where   tliey   ■/•(HI   M'n  the
| bent dlHplh)  we lune not Die sIlKlltent
lli-Hlt nt loll   Iti   rer ntiuiVciiitlii"  iliern   tn
hee M.e  nnilcji  t,i I im rn	
nnd we idii iiMKiire ihem Mini they will
hco Mm fluent, f.iHtcKt nnd bent Kiuim
of tho Hcnson.
Here   lire   the   I.eliRlie   flMut'CH   for
;ihe I lib:
Penile vn Hosmer nt l-'ernle.
(mil fn ill vh Mti-hcl m Coal Creek
HelleMie x* rolirnnn nt llellevne
Viiutnin  uilmii-M  nl   resiiei't   ir> Mte
itifiimiy of the lute KIiik I'dwnrd nrn
r.ntlii-.'ilile hhjuihI tin- town: flfiR-i al. PAGE TWO
45 Steam-Heated Roon
'   "    >.„*.'-  \..'i^-i-'-*' '" '•-'
Expert Powder Mixer Will Serve Six
Months, He Says, for Principle
If Necessary
GRAFTON, 111, May. 10—J. J. Keon,
a Socialist of this city, is in the city
jail, having the time of his life, so he
says, because he is forcing tho city to
, spend $125 to punish him for failure
' to pay a poll tax of $1.50.     Keon is
employed at the powder mills here,
■where   he is an expert powder mixer,
.   earning $4,50 a day.     He says that
hii finds nothing in the state law that
can make a poll tax legal, so he insists
that the city keep him in jail for six'
o months',  which  is  the  longest  term
possible for' his "offense."     He   believes that" it may make the city tired
ot forcing its male population to pay a
poll tax.
At first it was arranged that the
prisoner should be served with fifty-
cent meals, purchased' at a wholesale
rate of thirty-three cents from a local
■■ hotel. But in order to tempt him to
pay his tax the jailer cut' theprice
Tuesday to twenty cents.
"I'll be positively fat'in six months,"
predicted the lanky Socialist as he
stowed away his first twenty cent
meal, consisting of bread and butter,
steak and hot coffee. Three such meals
are served to him every day.'
' The mayor, in. order , to try and
weaken Koen's' contumacy,,notified
Iiim that he would have to pay for, his
own meals, and defray the expenses of
his incarceration.
"That's unconstitutional!" shouted
the prisoner. "Under the law'the
municipality is compelled to pay for
the food and for the lodging of * the
' "You're right," agreed the mayor,
.wearily. "We're up against it. But
I guess we can put you to work," lie
~ "That's unconstitutional too!" said
the ° prisoner * jovially. ■ "Under the
law—"   ' '■ ' .
"Oh, all right, all right," was the
mayor's weak response as he mopped
his brow. "Just take it easy, smoke
all you please, read when' you like,
sleep well at night and don't let our
worries trouble you.'*'
"Not in the least," replied Koen
with a grin. -
"You're losing $4.50 a day while
you are in jail," pleaded the mayor.
"In six months that will amount to
about $800."
. "Mouey is nothing to me when compared to a principle,", replied Koen.
"And let's see what I am costing the
city. Meals, 180 days at sixty, cents
a day, $108; night watchman $5;
chicken fence wire, 2$; miscellaneous
$10. Total $125. The entire "poll
taxes for the year are only $325. Total
blocks of concrete pavement lost to
Grafton  through my imprisonment—
"Don't rub it -in," '■ "pleaded the
Mayor, departing in distress.
Fielding! and that. bounties oh steel
have greatly advanced the considerations of the Dominion'Coal and Steel
Company, these bounties haying been
given at the instance of the Minister
of Finance, this gift, assumes the aspect of a business proposition.
The whole question. therefore, will
be discussed in parliament "tomorrow
on the house being moved into supply.- It, is understood that C,' Boyce
of West' Algoma will open the debate
on the question,
Largest  Contributors- to  Purse  Were
Government Bankers and the Dominion Coal and Steel Co.
OTTAWA, May 1—When Hon. W. S.
Fielding received his gift-of $120,000
the other day there was - fairly general assent. amongst Conservatives
and Liberals alike that the donation
was proper to a!'public'man who, while
devoting his energies to public business, had neglected to provide for his
future, and with the danger that with
a change in government he would find
himself in poverty.
- The complexion of the case has
changed. -, however. . It has become
known here, that *,the largest contributors .to the Fielding purse' were the
Bank of Montreal and the Dominion
Coal and Steel Company. It was said
that the contribution of the Bank of
Montreal alone amounted to $25,000.
When it is remembered.,that the Bank
of Montreal is the government's' banker, with intimate knowledge* of Mr.
The times of that superstition which
attribute revolutions to the'ill-will,of
a few agitators have long passed away.
Everyone? knows nowadays that
whenever there is a revolutionary con-'
vulsion, there must be some social
want in the background, which is prevented by outworn institutions from
"satisfying itself. ,The want may not
yet be felt as strongly, as generally, as
might insure immediate success; but
every attempt at .forcible repression
•will only bring it forth "stronger and
stronger until it bursts its fetters.—
Karl'Marx..-.,_'     ■■ ' ■
Hindus in British Columbia are demanding the franchise.
-, *   *   *
Since 1896 the cost of living has increased 44 per cent; the average Increase in the wages has been less
than 20 per cent. Wherever the Increase ofTwages has been anywhere
near, the Increased cost of the chief
articles of food such increase has been
secured through effective trade organ-
zation. '      , .
Union men would never dream of
permitting the employers to draft and
write their by-laws and constitutions,
Yet these same union men will walk to
the poll on election day and voto for
employers. to -write the laws of the
land, the latter carrying with it all the
powers of government. "What fools
we mortals be."    , •    ■    7 ,
Most of the British-Columbia old-
party politicians ..whose , pre-election
cry was 'A'- White Canada,' "are employers of Oriental Labor.. The simplicity of the,wage worker'passes all
understanding. \. .,  *■',■*
• ■'*„.*•* "...'
■ Some day'the!laboring people will
rise from their' knees and stand* upon
their feet like, men and demand instead''of playing humiliating role-of
beggars. A beggar can arouse pity,
in the breasts of some people, but * a
beggar can never command respect.—
*   *   *        ».    ■
Miners Magazine. ', *- - "■ " ""
Consumption is a' disease of poverty.
The abolition of,the latter will mean
the disappearance of the former.-
"Were half the; power that fills
world with terror, ,       *    .
Were' half the wealth* besttowed- -on"
camps and courts',   - '•,.'■'
Given to redeem the human mind from
error,   __ ,'-"'-..      , °  .
There' were no need for arsenals or
forts."     ■■.,* :        ;*
■•   '    '.'■*,*-* "
, Business Agent Jones of the Amalgamated'Association of "Carpenters aiid
Joiners, Toronto, says the influx of
carpenters "to the cities* of Canada, is
fa .},-uater than r-ve-.the need will be
th x siring. Ht a.u * t.'.:-.* thus far
he-has received'over 200 transfers and
travelling cards from English. members, . and. considering the number of
those who apply to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters," arid the many
who are not "union men at all, wood
butchers will increase to such an extent ' that .before the season .is .over
there will be two. men for one1.job.—
P. Obermeyer in Hamilton Herald.
*   * .*
Revs. R. Hughes and C. W. Hughes
of Cranbrook/'. B. Ci',- after .a recent,
shocking railway "accident- ori the
Crow's. Nest line,* took their respective
texts .'.'Who's to blame, God or the C.
P. IL?"     The former hit upon the,"
truth when,he said: "I look'upon the
slaying of this man as a most serious
sin against socloty.     To talk about
his time having come Is In my judgment, sheer nonsense,     lie was full
of life, strong amd healthy, with   the
rich blood of manhood surging through
his t veins; tils proper course was-to
live and not to die!     God^. Almighty
has nothing to do with this maiming
and killing business.     U'b a man's
dolngB, not God's."    A careful analysis however, of thc sermons in question reveals no suggestion of a remedy other than "peoplo must Interfere," says one, and "a ringing protest
from the people as well as tho unions,
a protest that will put an end to the
skimping .of railway , equipment   nnd
guards against these, terrible accidents
asserts the other.    Not a word as to
how It is tb be done, or the fundamental cause of It "all—tho profit system
and corporate, ownership! ,   Yet the
Socialists are sometimes accused of
being   impossibllists!     Tho only   organization  of  men  on, God's  green
earth who know the cause and remedy
for such sacrifices and evils and everlastingly endeavor fo secure the cooperation bf those directly interested'
to help themselves by electing legislators who will make collectively owned property; operate; industry for the
use, pleasure and satisfaction of human needs, rather than for profit for a
few owners.     Tbe preachers should
get more practical and work for and
vote for what they pray for.   '
' ' *   *   * -     ..
What's - the cause - of consumption ?
Poor nourishment, foul air and overwork. ' Wipe out the tenement districts, ventilate the . mines and factories," shorten the hours of labor and
you have solved the problem., We
have abolished hog cholera but not
consumption because it costs more to
buy a hog, than afslaborer. Oiie third
of all the children of the poor die prematurely" from, preventable diseases
and grinder, nourishment.—Prof.' Nud-
ney."7 -    - **„.''
a .
President: Robert G. Duggan bf Taber. ' *      . .
Vice-President: W. E.^ Bullock,' Manager Domestic Coal Company of Tuber.
Secrotary-Treasurer: B. Smith, councillor nnd'morchant of Taber.
Managing, Director! Robert G. Du&
gan, formerly Manager of tho Great.
Western Coal Co., Tnbor Alta.
Directors: A. I,. Mltcholl, Town
Councillor, Tabpr; D. h..Millar, miner,
Tabor; II. Duncombe, machinist; auditor, J, _. Krnmor, Agent C. P. R.
A twenty-flvo year loaso of tho coal
rights ot Soction Eight (8) in Township Ton (10) Range 10 (10) Wost of-,
llm Fourth Meridian, In the Provlnco
of Alborta; and Iho plant, machinery '
and workings situated on tho    said .
proporty, and surfaco rights sufflclont'
for Mm operations   of tho   Company,
Seventy-five Thousand Dollars dividend Into sovon hundred and fifty shnres
ot Ono Hundred Dollars Each.
Estimated Value of Plant,.Machinery
and Lease
Tlio OHtlmntod vnluo bf the prooont
plnnt, machinery nnd workings Is
Twonty-flvo Thousand Dollars, and of
tho lonHo and good will of the business
Ton Thousand Dollars.
1. Tho estimated cost of additional
plnnt. and mnchlnory, 'trucks, otc, to
incronuo tho output of tho mlno to
Three Hundred tons por dny Is Forty
Thousnnd DollniB iih sot out on pngo
2. Tlm OHtlmntod profits of tho mlno
as cm titled by Mm practical rolncrn,
whoso nnmos, nddrc'HHes and occupations nro subscribed shows a not profit of $n»0.00 por day.
3. Tlm lease of Mm aforesaid section
eight, consists of n lonso ot tho coal
rights for 640 acres of coal, tho nvor-
itK« thickness bolng Miroo foot nnd ton
Inches, nnd n conservative cstimnte ot
Uw i.\i,xl iti.dt:iiilini Iba uM Ji*;*(b la
3,000,000 tons.
4. The conl mlno Is to bo operated
with u vlnw to RlvInK practical minors
nn opportunity to Invost a portion of
their onrnlnirs In tlm concern, receiving therefrom thoir proportionate
share of Mm actual profits. ■'!
R, The conl from this mlno Is so
woll known that Its quslltlos nood not
bo enumerated.
C. Tho directors nro authorised to
commence business when $10,000 of
tho capital Is subscribed and fZ-bOO
Is paid up.
7. One hundred shares, of One Hundred Dollars each are' to be Issued to
R. G. Duggan In part paymont of the
purchase price of tho lease of section
eight, and of tho plant and machinery
in connection with tho workings thoro-
bf, and the balance of tho purchase
prlco being $25,000, Is to bo paid to the
said R. G. Duggan In cash.
8. Tho ostlmatod amount of preliminary expenses is Flvo Hundred Dollars,
9. The amount Intended to be set
aside for working cnpltal Is' Twolvo
Thousand Five Hundred Dollars.
10. Tho Memorandum of Association
of tho Company Is as follows:
1. Tho namo of tho Compnny is tho
Eureka Coal Company, Limited.
■ 2. Tho head offico of tho company
will bo at Tabor in'-.tho Provlnco of
3. Tho objocts ' for which tho company Is established aro:
(a) To carry on tho.biiBlnoss of coal
mining In tho Provlnco of Albertn.
(b) To ncqulro by purclmso, lonso
or otherwise, eoal mines, coal claims,
leases of conl lands, nnd conl rights
nnd real ostato and to'dispose of Mm
samo by snlo or othorwlso,
(c) To carry on tho business of
mining and tho dovolopmnt. ot mines
and tho production of mlnornln.
■I. Tho liability of tho mombors is
specially limited undor Soction 03 of
Mm Companies' Ordlnnnco.
IS. Tho cnpltal of tho Compnny Is
$70,000, dlvldod Into Sovon Hundred
nnd Fifty Shares of $100 onch.
11. Tho lonso from tho Consolidated
Coal Compnny to JI. G. Duggnn of tho
snld conl rights, plant and machinery,
Is dated tho 12th day ot April, 1010,
and Is a loaso for twonty .Ivo yonrs
from tho 12th dny of April, 1010, of
tho said soction 8, township 10,'rango
10, Wost of tho Fourth Meridian In
tho Provlnco of Alborta, In consideration ot tho sum ot Thlrt/ centB per ton
upon aU Bcroonod coal mined hy tho
lossco, and ton per cent, on we •»■-.■<•
Vi'kc ol M uui iva] mined upon Mm
said lands, which said rentals nro
agreed to ho paid on lho flftconth day
ot onch month; and thoro Is contained
In tho snld lonso a provision Mint it
shnll ho renewable for flvo years at
tho ond of tho twenty-live year term,
thoroln granted.
Tho assignment of the said lease
from It. G. Duggan lo tho Eureka Coo!
Company Limited, Is dated tho 15th
day of April, 1010, and Is a full assignment of all hit interest In lhe said,
lenso in conBldornUon ot the payment
to him of $25,000 In cash, and shares
In the company to the value ,'of Ten
Thousand Dollars. "
.' 12 The qualifications of* director are
that'he shall hold at least one share
In tho capital of the company.
13. Tho following Is a copy of the estimate of .expenses in mining three
hundred tons" of coal per day in the
said mine, signed by practical, minors*
acquainted with tho proporty, ,
Tabor, Alto., April !) 1010
We, the undersigned practical minors, certify that wo havo carefully examined tho schedulo written below,
nnd that tho same is a caroful and
conservative ostlmato of the profits
that can bo obtained by working tho
mino formerly oporoted by the Great
Western Conl Compnny on Section 8,
Township 10, Rango 10, West of tho
Fourth Meridian,, adjoining tlio north
boundary of the Town of Tnbor. *
Estlmutod cost, of mining throo hun>
drod tons por dny:
Mnchlno clittor  $ 78.00
Loaders   ".... ICO.00
Yardngo  42.00
Timber       IB.00
Extra ynrdago and sotting tlmbor    18.00
. H
James Wylle  -.. Lethbridge
*W.-B." Bullock, manager Domestic Coal
Co '. '. Taber
Hopkins Evans  Taber
Dated at Taber this 9th day' of April,* 1910.
* /The following is tho schedule refer-;
red to ln Paragraph 2, Pago 1:*
Spiir track ........ $4,000
Shaft comploto"  3,000 ■
Tipple comploto ',. . .■ -2,500
Sidings on both sides of shaft., 2,000
Cages and rope    1,000
Ono hundred mino cars'  5,000
Development 3000 foot ontry.... 3,000
Rails 1  car   1,500
Splkos, tlos and lumber  1,000
Two horses        300
Throo Ingersoll machines  ....    900
Miners tools  ,      200
Incidentals  2,200
Working capital  12,900
Preliminary expenses         COO
Cagors nnd helpers ..
Pttshora  •
Day Men:
Track layers 	
Othor help 	
Day men ....*.	
3. CO
Blacksmith nnd helper
Royalty ,	
Box enr loading	
in, oo
Tolnl Holllnn* nrico  ..
Net dally profit   $330.90
Namo Address
WfOter ininscotnbe  Tuber
David L, Millar  Taber
Willinm McOlaro  Tabor
John Cooper  Taber
Thomas Smith1  Tabor
Max Schutis   Taber
John Hutchlon  Taber
K, J, DuKRan   Taber
David Wilton  Taber
'   , $40,000 '
Double*.cylinder hoist   '
Ropo and cage
Throo loco typo   boilers and   fittings
Ingorsoll-Sorgonnt compressor wllh
circulating pumpunnd rocolvor
Tlpplo weighing machlno
Wagon scnlos
Blacksmith shop and tools
Hoist and tlpplo structuro
BoIIor and onglno houses
Offlco building nnd fittings
Wolgh offlco
Boiler and smoko stack
Water tank
Shnft with ladder way
18 ond 8 pound rails
47 mlno cars
Flvo duplex pumps
Fan and englno not Installed
Four Ingorsoll   coal   cuttors com-
Vive homo!! it-mi hnrnennen
Air pipes and fittings steam nnd wator pipes
Six new Belta of car wheels
26 setts ot minors tools
Sundries In storo
Two thousand loel ontry and rooms
Pipes on Burfnco
Ralls, etc, on surfaco
Twonty two working places In mlno
Small fan and onglno
Five machine buggies
Dated at Taber this 16th day ot
April 1910.
lot and Cold Baths'
y The King, Edward
, Fernie's .*, Leading  Commercial Hotel,
The. Finest.Hotel in East. Kootenay
J. L.   GATES, Prop.
.Victoria Ave.
'7 7 Fernie, B. C -
Fernie Livery  Go.
Draying ;
Building & Excavating
Wood     for     Sale
Sole Agents for Fernie Coal
Prices   moderate   and   satisfaction guaranteed
F. G. White;
Rizzuto Bros.
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.   :
Come'ih and have a look       ":
 . . . = *. r _   r- T-	
Machines Co.,
Fernie, B. C.
Why be without a Sewing Machine when you
can get one for $3.00 a month?
Needles and Oil always kept in stock
Wm. BARTON, Agt. tooith of school) Pellatt Ave.
All the "self-made rich men of to-day
learned early in their, youth the habit of
saving their spare dollars and. cents.
When they had saved a little they in-1
vested, it in education—in ..looking", up
opportunities, away from home — or in
making the" best .of the opportunities
they found at home. But they saved
their money to start with. It is the dawn
of ambition in a young man's life when
he brings his first dollar  to  the   bank,:
Any one wishing to purchase stock in the Company should communicate with the offices at Taber
of Canada
John Adair
' Manager
Fernie Branch
Lumber,   Uafh, Shln&tAii,  S*a«h. Doors
House Trimming!
ineke It eauy   and Inexpunilvo
for you to do comlderablo   ot
W« Hav« Them
your own repairing.
In endleaa variety. Como down
and look then over. Tbey may
ttve yea a •■agteatlon how to
make that improvement you
hav« been puttllng over, Won't
coat aoythtnc to look at, you
Phone 23        r.O.DoxSft
aWOI at**l<*l VAtO, MtPMIIttON AVC* OF*****, ft.It. taWW, «_«NII
mv«**.        -■*     :yitr*vT . THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,      B. C. MAY 14, 1910      •',
-'*■*.■ .-    I -!'-,'• '
»       Iffiffi IN MICHEL
*••*' *
, vA"
Pi  "
St. John'sAmbulance •'*■ Society  Give
Delightful and Instructive
^Entertainment    f   ?
IS -
h *
Crahan's Hall was comfortably filled', on Saturday nighty by those. who
***' -^responded to the call,tor patron-
'riBt,'. Isued by the entertainment committee of the St. John's Ambulance,
class of this town. The events v 'Jre
,- accorded, every sign of approval and
7the unanimous" verdict of all who,attended was that they had thoroughly
-enjoyed * themselves, thus furnishing
the best possible proof that those in
charge had certainly performed their
duty.-,, ' i      --'   .
As was usual in practically all'gatherings in the Pass it was almost one
hour,, after the scheduled time before
the start was made, as the people have
certainly got into  the bad habit of
-strolling in very leisurely after the,
time specified; so chronic has this become that- it would be a surprise if
any., function • commenced punctually.
..After the chairman had made his opening remarks outlining the aims and
"objects of the meeting be'called upon
.- ■ Mi\ A. Allan, whose vocal efforts earned   for him a well   merited recall, to
which he responded by that old timer
" -*,■ When his Day's Work Was Done,"
Miss Ethel Evans rendered a song in
-a very pleasing .manner,, and possesses
a sweet, though by no means a strong
voice'; she sang the second song better than the first, having overcome
her nervousness.     The next number
'on the programme was greatly appre-
cited by all the audience, but more
particularly by those who were countrymen of .Burns, a bagpipe selection
by Mr. Robert Parker Who in response
: to the call of tho house, played "Robin
Adair"    most    feelingly.     Character
"sketches by George,Finlayson   made
tho house shake with laughter.     Un-
' fortunately the next number ,was to
be by A. W. Baxter, who was unavoidably detained in Fernie, but he had
an. excellent substitute in John    T.
Puckey, from Coal Creek, whose vocal
abilities require no mention as they
are well know to everybody.     Dr.
"Weldon, the resident physician, then
.  gave a short address on the advantage
of people possessing the knowledge of
- how to act in the case of emergency,
pending the arrival of the Doctor.   A
Tman-may cut an artery, and the ability
\\to stop the bleeding, simple as it is,
.■-110L, Jnfrequently not, known. to those
'"death" of the victim.    He'congratulate
. 'eii'the manager..Mr.. James Ashworth,
bn the great interest he had taken in
encouraging these classes, and stated
that whilst it was natural to suppose
■*■■  that .now the outdoor games attract-
7ed so much attention, still, that when
the.Fall'came it would be an excellent
. plan for everyone who could   join to
■ do so, and that he would give his
every possible assistance as he recog-
.  nlzed its importance in a camp where
accidents are unavoidable aiid where
the  means  of decreasing ** suffering
should havo the support and assistance of all: .
' Tho local officials had also rendered
every available 'assistance, and the
man who, had given their time and
study to these subjects wore to bo
congratulated and it was lo be hoped
that' their examplo would be followed
by othors.  . ' '
„ Tho next Item was a series ot demonstrations by two teams, ono from
Coal'Crook, consisting of B, Caufield,
John Caufield,™ Dudloy Michell and
John Davey and from Michel; Ed.
HoyeB, Tom Brace, II. S. Klrkborg and
. Richard Lowe.
'.'Tho various exorcises woro vory
' well executed and showod conclusively that considerable practice had been
given to the different surgical dressings by the deft and accurate way In
which thoy woro cffoctod.
How to treat a man with a fractured thigh not only callod for a* thorough knowlodgo of anatomy of a practical character, but llkowlso demanded
that tho most gontlo handling bo glvon
tho pntlont ln ordor to transport him
from the place of the accident to the
hospital. , Carrying a man in a low
place; binding upfor'a scalp, wound;
bandgaging for a broken collar bone;
artificial respiration, one team taking
the Shafner method and the other the
Sylvester,-the Fireman's lift,-etc. All
these created great interest anions the
spectators,' and It" is "to ] be hoped it
may have the result of enthusing, addition to the membership. -- " "
.Miss Ethel- Spruston ' charmed her
listeners with a' very pretty melody,
and when she was called upon again
surpassed her first ..effort..    7
The Coal Creek comedian, J: * T. X.
Puckey, certainly showed his ability
to amuse and the applause was so loud
and vociferous that he had no.alternative but a make a further demonstration.
William Ridley Is so well known to
Michel audiences that it is enough to
say that he was quite" up to,his usual
excellent standard and the crowd recognised it by calling for another sample of sweetness which Bill; nothing
loath, warbled in good style.
The next number was the masterpiece of the evening, a violin solo by
Alex. Almond, and the-magnificent execution of a very difficult operatic
piece would have done credit to a professional player. The notes were absolutely' clear and the easy manner in
whicli the passages were' made and
the facility of expression left nothing
to be desired. L.r   ,
" The response was equally well rendered though there was not quite so
much scope for an exhibition of the
player's ability as in the first number. - " '".,..
, The accompanist at the piano, Mr.
Bradshaw, certainly showed himself
a quick sight reader, as many of the
pieces he accompanied . were * done
without*, any prior practice.
' A vote of thanks was called for from
the audience ou behalf of those who
had given their services. " Mr. James
Ashworth, when making the motion
spoke about the necessity for overy
one ^obtaining "the knowledge the" St:
John's classes • furnished arid hoped
that in the future'mbre would interest
themselves in the work of the association.. "                    ....     :        "'..,.
,.Mr. Shanks seconded, the-.motion,
ioii©wing°"aiong "the_ifaies'of"tno~prev-
lous speaker, iind the question being
put the house showed.in no uncertain
tones its appreciation.^- the entertainment provided^,. , *
Ther meeting closed to the'strains
of Mendelssohn's funeral march.'
l ■ ? *
B. E. WALKER, President
Paid-up Capital   $10,000,000
Reserve Fund    -    6,000,000
Branches throughout Canada, and in United States and England
business.   Sales notes will be cashed or taken for collection.
FS A _[_TT1_(t RY MATT Accounts may be opened by mail and monies
-mimimi _»1 1UA1U depositod or withdniwn in this way with
equal facility. ,'
L7A, S.  DACK,
Manager, Fernie.
Wo have all thc choice cuts in Beef, Pork
Mutton and Veal, and can* supply, you
with anything you require in,this line.
Butter, Eggs and Cheese
Our Butter, Eggs and Cheese are  the
* best oh the market and are sure to please
1      . f .
Fresh   Cured   Hams  and Bacon in Stock
P.   BURNS & CO.,   Limited
-  Phone No. .31
According to a recent issue of the
Creston Rovlow, we note that our old
friend Pred G. Little, had a narrow
escape from going to China by n continuance of his appointment as fire-
Fred no doubt was quite anxious _o
find out what the Reform elements
wero accomplishing as ho Is greatly
Interested in tho Mongolian situation
and a capable linguist In the tongue
of tlio CanlonoBO,,, ** -
THE  VII \    Now in °ur ^ew Stand
Another form of white slave traffic Is afforded In tho ship load Importations by Salvation Army and other
"charity"' organizations, of thousands
of domestic Borvants Into wostorn Cn-
nadn, The profit mongers of course,
trade on tho lure of a prospective marriage—a homo, It roBolvcB Itself into a buslnoBB proposition "Marry your
help; It's cheapor oven than paying a
wage.' Hitherto the goneral Impression provalled that mating and breeding, by owners wns carried on and applied only to live stock, Dut evidently tlto principle la to bo oxtonded to
iho two-loggod variety. It may bo all
right; but It looks rather coarso and
vulgar to one who frequently honr-3 a
donl about how "Soclnlism would dostroy tho homo."
„ King Edward VII, born November 9.
1841,, was' the* eldest son and second
child of Queen Victoria and Prince
Albert of'Saxe Coburg Gotha. He,was
married March 10 1863 to Alexandra,
eldest daughter of King Christian IX
of Denmark. ■, Six children were the
fruit of this union, two dying, Duke, of
Clarence and Prince Alexander. The
surviving children are:
Georgo Frederick, Prince of Wales,
Duke of Cornwall and York and now
King George.
Princess Louise, who" married the
DuKa of Fife.        „'      ,   .
Process Victoria Alexandra.
, Princess Maud Charlotte,-married to
Prince Kni-1 of Denmark, who. when
the partition of Norway and Sweden
took plnco had the unique distinction
of being "elected" King' of Norway
by. a majority of'nbout 200,000, and
assuming tho title of Kmg Haakon
An attempt was mado upon the lato
King's lifo by a lad of about 15 nnmed
Joan Slpldo at the Brussels' (Belgium)
station' on the 4th of April 1900. No
harm was done. The boy was found,
to be mentally unsound.
In the early days of his career some
doubts .were freely expressed throughout Britain as to the mental qualifications of his Majesty and consequent
fitness for the position of monarch,
however his long preliminary training
under the tutelago of some of the
brightest minds In.Great Britain,completely dispelled any lingering misgivings shortly after he assumed the reins
of office, and irrespective of political
or national beliefs one is compelled to
acknowledge that, comparatively
speaking, he was the superior of any
royal head in Europe in geniality, and
general savolr falre.
Tho, usual method of procedure whon
dealing with the lives of monarchs is
to bestow sickening panegyrics during
their life time or immediately subsequent lo their demise and it Is only
when they hnvo beon gathered to their
fathers for somo tlmo that thoy are
pnlnted In their truo colors. This is
not just.    We prefer to follow the old
Latin quotation "De mortuis nil nisi
bonum." .. . In corroboration, of the
truth of this assertion it is only necessary to read the'fulsome flattering notices that are being printed on the new
King George and his consort. This
lady was scheduled to marry Duke Clarence who died and as the reigning
King by virtue of hie brother's death,
became heir presumptive, she married
him about ono year later, proving conclusively that lt was a marriage of con-
venance.' The present King has- not
yet shown any remarkable capabilities
and, about his only accomplishment of
which he Is reported to be quite proud,
Is his skill as a marksman. When their
Majesties made the trip through Canada In .1905, while It was evident that
the Queen was the.taller of tho two It
was also recognized that sho was not
a whit his inferior ln mental caliber.
Tlmo alone will toll what tho reign of
George V will bring forth but the history of this cognomen lt is hopod will
bo different to that of those who heretofore have borne tho name ot Georgo
In British history.
The 41 Market Co
Wholesale and Retail Butchers
We beg to announce to our many customers that we have re-
moved to our,new building across from King   Edward   Hotel
"where we_wiirbe~pleased to meet our ol_ customers and   new
ones. , *
Fifty Years
the Standard
(Winnipeg Voice,)
Tho Nova Scotia Legislature passed
a Workman's Compensation Act at Its
last eoQston,
Thoro was nolhing unusual about
that, lt Is becoming quito fashionable
now-a-duyR, and Ib considered to bo
tho corroct thing for legislatures to
Hut, and lt in a big but,, coal mines
will not bo includod. Thoro's a ronson.
Tho Dominion Coal Compnny now
contribute**. $13,000 annually to the
Minors' Relief Socloty, by vlrtuo of
which It Ib oxompt. Undor tho Work-
man'a net It would cost thom $100,000
Annually.. Thoro Ib $87,000 worth of
reason for exompllon.
'Nut. snld,
Thin Dominion1 Conl Company In a
poach. Road UiIh clipping takon from
a dnlly papor last December:
"Tho Dominion Coal Compnny has
boon Boiling (-team coal to the G-.T.R.
nnd C. P. R. nt Monlreal at $2.75,
ngninst $1,25 pnld by tlio I. C. R. at
(ho pit—a discrimination of at least
$1 a ton In favor of tho prlvnto corporations ngalnst Ilie government owned railroad.
Mr, WIIhoii, director of tho Dominion Coul Company, staled on the aland
Ihnl, tlio price of fl00,000 ton loin wnei
now $2.00; on 500 (on lota $4.25, a din-
Mr. Floldlng convortod Nova Scotln
to protection by bountiful largesse to
the Iron and steel Industry,
There Is Btlll a duty on bituminous coal. It Ib now sixty conts a
ton, aB fixed by tho Floldlng tariff of
Mr. Floldlng has Just rocolvod am
anonymous gift of $120,000 from his
admirers. Why tho gift? A man with
a noso might smell the admirers ln
tho lobby.
A practical Illustration of bow protection helps tho workers has been
glvon by tho Glaco Bny strike.
Tho Dominion Coal Company whs
tho principal Company Involved In
The minors wero out for bottor
conditions and for recognition of tho
According to press roports thoy havo
returned to work ou the old agreement,
aftor an absenco from work ot nlno
Tho mlno owners threatened to Import miners from Britain and Bel-
glum to tako tho placo of the strikers.
This Is how protection protects tho
Tho men who own tho coal mlnos,
or Irani of any kind have thc Inugh
on tbo landless men who have nothing
to sell but thoir labor.
It is lho old Btory of Blnrvod Into
If the mlno owners had to pny the
annual rental vnluo of thoir land Into
tho public treasury It would pay tliem
to hold It Idlo,
The Opening and Maintaining of a
Savings Bank Account is a duty that
everyone owes* both to themselves
and to those dependent on them*
Yonr. Savings Account Solicited.
Fernie Branch
Summer Wear
A Complete   Range
Baking Powder
4MHW «**•   ■_*«. .—. —» .m     n.. - «**• ^m.      *•*•**» **"* wmmnw* *m—m* 4M,   <MM.
...      «M  ,  *J.        I/*    .
lho bin liuolnoaR mp-n, How (ho jviv-
evnmont helps thn rompnnlos whleh
exploit the coal mines of Novn Rrotla,
tho minera nud tlie peoplo of Cnnadn
would bo a Kood titlo for an Interim.
Ing nnd murii iiei'tlr-il brochure.
iv, XXI, Hii*! Xt\ i- ".■'.». yu.ic 6:..*i>*ji*j ivAvi
"Sixty Yours of Protection In Cnnndn,"
by Edwnrd I'orltt, In addition to
protective duties on Nteol, ore, conl,
etc., tho Kovvrnmont has beon lavishly Riving tbo pooplrt's monoy lo theso
corporation* In thn form of counties.
"It [a ra(liflr mur-** thfuit a colnot-
tlenco thnt the chief beneficiary df this
Iifliinty nytitont I* Incut Ml In tho province of which Mr. I .elding, flnanec
-mlnlstrr. Is pnllt. «I leader,
Th*» t>omlriln» Iron »nd Stt-frl Company nt SydiK-y. U. H., lias retelv-wl
$3,000,000 In the last four years."
Tlio Actual «uro u<m }J,«fi5,51.)~HIoti*o
of Cumuvnu .■f.'btU-.-t, FVbrmuy, lltti.
A Lady Who Knows
ill   I in: iv\i.-iini|4
i .So-ip the < iotii-'H Ciux'luiiy
And Put them to Sonic
And in the Moniiiiir
I Just Hinne nnd "Writn*: Tliem
Avnii Tin',  Vt'iiMiillV!  in i>'»ln;-,
It is So Knsy
Royal Crown Soap
Golden West Washing Powder
U Indis|M'ii«nlil« for Wjt.shitiK DMies niul Serult-hini**'
It Cleaiiftcx—-run-fit,-*—Jlwiiitifir*
And the Premiums are Fine
Ite-tlffO rtfO(«<-tfit tijr C'npyrlaht
Your   choice   of
Hats from
Balbriggan Underwear $1.00 per Suit and up
Dry Goods      KEFOURY BROS,      Notions
Next lu WlKWiim t'ltMily Mmn N'uxt tu Nuillu'iu Mul. I
In the matter of an Application (or
the lnue of a duplicate Certificate
of Tl»l(» to I nt S mnrk «>7 Anririf.
Town of Fernie (Map 734A)
Notice Is lif*r-'liy rIvi-ii thnt It Ih my
Intfttidon to Ihhii-i nt tlto -nxplrntio'i of
ono month nftor tin* first pulillrnilon
hereof a dupllnilc of (lm Certificate
of Till-; (0 tl.i: a1...,.t li.' i.iU.i'.-'d lot in
Iho nnmn of Art hur Writ-lit, which
('•■rtlflt-nre Ih ■in!-'-! tl'-*- 'izwi dny of
April, 1908 nnd tiutiilc n>d l*VJ7A.
sam'l. it. mn:
Iilntrit't Itftfistrnr
■K-iTi-J n+tlMry Ottltt'.
Nd-itm tl. C.
April 19, 1910
nmoumoN nr p^TNPn.*\Hir»
\'nl|r<' lw horr-liy plvon thnt tho p-irt-
imrahlp hcri'tof-m- i>\Ik!'iir (ju'w-'-'U
iih. lho uikU'IhIkih-iI. iih nn'ivliiuitu ill
ihe City ol J'Vnilf', In Uio P-ovlncu of
Hritish Coliimliln, hns (IiIh day been
dlBflolved hy mill mil roimi'iil. All debts
oh Ink to thu snld partnership are tu
be pnld to .Tntnes M, Ilndtlnd, at Fernio
tiforcjmld, nnd nil Halms iit>niiis( (ho
j hi)III   pjllttKIHllIp   tlii)   to   1)0   pri.'N.'I'lllI
S tn  thr-  viilil  .l/mi'-M   M.   Ilndtlnd,    by
. whom thi' k'imic Hill be not I led.
I    lined at I'Yrtilc, It. C, this 12th day
I of April. A. 1>. HHO,
Norman Haddad
C. G. Coudvl
•James M. Haddad
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J. W. BENNETT, Editor.,
"The chief aim of a lawyer's profession is to defeat
the ends of justice." .This cynicism is sweeping in its
condemnation it is true, but whilst not applicable, we
ai*e glad to say, to all members of tbe logal profession,
nevertheless, these gentlemen, like any others who aro
working for a master, endeavor by tlieir efforts to demonstrate loyalty to those who pay for the labor expended. This is natural, and nobody can* blame them therefor., However, it is not our intention to moralize at
length, but call particular notice to all who are interested in matters .effecting the well-being of tbe entire community. A dispute is pending' between the United Mine
Workers of America on the one side, ancl the Crow's
Nest Pass Coal Company, Limited, on the other, and is
known on tbe court docket as "Krzus vs. tlie C. N. P.
Coal Co. „td." - ,
Counsel for the defendant is endeavoring to have
compensation in this case set, aside because parties de
pendant upon the-- deceased reside in a foreign .country.
■ Should such a "contention be allowed, it simply means
that every Italian, Frenchman, Slavonian, Bohemian, or
other representative of a foreign country who leaves behind him those who by ties of blood or marriage, are
entitled to receive the means ot maintenance, would in
tbe event of death or accident, be "deprived thereof.
merely one of degree/and not of kind.     The chattel
slave is one who was regarded like any other piece of
material and had absolutely no control over himself, this
inhering exclusively in his owner.,    Then wage slave,
however, possessing but one disposable commodity—his
labor power, for which he must find'a' buyer., in order to
obtain the means of a livelihood—sells himself on .the
installment plan, aiid instead of a leather lash, as was
the case with the chattel slave, it is the economic lash
that, dictates all his actions. '
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That this self evident proposition is not recognised by
all  students of  social  economy, passes understanding,
and they who are regarded as the moulders of public
opinion'should certainly be capable and willing to.make
this known, but Invariably whilst making allusion to the
facts, they, completely ignore drawing'the logical deductions, therefrom. v
How often do we hear the remark made, that'in the
event of an accident, whether fatal or otherwise, of
those who were witnesses to the accident! -expressing
themselves to friends, but always prefacing their remarks
"This is strictlyaconfidentinl, and 1 would not like it to be
published, because if it were my"job would not be worth
a nickel." YeY these same individuals become quite angered and resent in no uncertain tones the term' "Wage
Slave]" Now, if they are, not slaves, what in common
sense are they? We might cite as a further instance
the" following taken-from the Cranbrook Horald of May
7th, under Editorial Notes:
"Assuredly the writer of the communication, appearing ,in another column of today's issue would retain his
position with the C. P. R. a* precious short while, If his
name were attached to his communication."
This is a communication dealing with the accidents
that occurred recently on the C. P. It. and' is signed
•■Ex-Foreman." He attributes the cause of these accidents as likely arising on account of the employment of
ignorant foreigners. If ex-foreman were absolutely free
from the possibility.of economic pressure, is it not reasonable to assume that he would be just as willing and
ready to attach his "name thereto as are the others who
have letters in the same issue?
Although a rose by any other name smells just as
sweet, that a wage slave is "a wage slave, regardless of
its alleged harshness, is not a whit the less an incontrovertible truth. .„
Quite recently we* received, from J. Y. Griffin & Co.,
the well-known meat purveyors,. an extract from the
Journal of Commerce and Commercial Bulletin of N'ew
York, under .date of March 30th, which no doubt was
sent to us for ..reproduction. ■" It is headed:
."Cattle men say people* live too weil today,"
and.is the report of hearings   made before the Senate
Committee at, Washington, D.* C, on this the high cost
A good name is e'etter, to be chosen
than great riches, says the divine book
and when providence has entrusted us
with such a precious gift we should
endeavor to-keep it clean'.and'un-"
smirched. ■   -v -
Joe Stevens, the Potter Palmer ■ of
Morrissey Junction, was in Elko this
week. '   \y
■ Jim Thistleback is awful busy this
week digging up an old dry well and
cutting it up into post holes.
It looks as if the M. F. & M. would
build into Elko at an early date,
Superintendent Black was down-looking up a plot for depot and yard room.
One of the features which will add
to the social festivity of Elko's big
celebration will be hammocks built for
two' hung in shaded nooks by the Canadian Folding Bed Company." Tliere
will also be' several candy kitchens
running full blast.      , ,     ,7
-August I'iauth, St, Louis, Mo., south
of Tobacco Plains, is looking for a
place to start a'"fish hatchery, and we
sincerely hope he will find one and
the C. P. It. will give him a few acres
of land for, the same price they paid
for it. '
The scenery around Elko is* simply
intoxicating, says Superintendent of
Police A. Sampson.
Four members of-Elko's Alpine club
scaled Mount0 Elko, Old Baldy and
the Wedding' Cake last Sunday, we
presume the nearest any of'them had
over been to heaven.
Come and see Elko where you inhale
the pure air of Heaven and shake the
cobwebs of the mines and workshops
out of yourself. Nothing like tho
"ozone of Elko to drive away pain' and
make life worth living'.** *
Contractor' Jim Broley was in Elko
with two eastern capitalists showing
them the, advantages this picturesque
burg offers to those wishing to become
millionaires on Sunday. Jim is a
great, favorite in Elko aiid carries
away some awful big bouquets with
him; ,
Sid O'Keefe is working the day shift
at the Elk hotel with a long .spoon,
mixing trouble for the boys. Sid is
an old Ottawa .ball player.    -
There's no end of fun minding your
own business. .
One of Elko's young ladies was up lo
Fernie last Saturday,'and got such a
dream of-a hat'from Mrs.-Cofton, Fernie's leading milliner, -but. don't', say
anything. * *.
Mrs. Sweet and daughter, who have
been visiting with .her-sisters, Mrs.
Stewart and Mrs. ,W. "Woods returned
to'-Brandon on Sunday. - MissM. Birnie, accompanied her* as far-as Fernie.
Miss May Lamb of Fernie..was out
to Sheep Mountain on Sunday.    Bah!
Alemane-left,..   Right him' t' yer par-
-  dner an gran' right and left swing.
Birdie fly. out'and'crow fly in, join
, >f,.-your .hands. and around c again!
■Elko will give "-a grand ball on the
eyening of'the 24th.". 7.,      -  ' , '
-..iThe Kootonia.Herald arrived in Elko Tuesday with the Irrigation shower
and kindness of the genial editor, D.
W. Hart."      '-'   *    'y'.y
By special request and' the consent
of his wife Jim Thistlebeak, * * Elko"s
great Shakespearian scholar will recite froni the Grand" Opera balcony on
May 24th:    ■"',       , ■     '.      *
"The short cake my mother used to
make," and
"How Mrs. Murphy's dress got
caught in the' wringer."   " ■,
ST. PAUL, Minn., May 14—Fred D,
Warren, editor of the Appeal to Reason, of- Girard, Kansas, pleaded his
own case in the United States Circuit
court of appeals here today. Mr. Warren, was convicted of sending defamatory language through" thc mails.
tea Thai lis Always Fresh
"SALADA*': is grown in the finest tea gardens of
the>Isiland of Ceylon, picked every day and reaches
you not later than fifteen "weeks after being gathered. " Its native purity and fine flavour are'preser v ed
iri air-tight sealed "SALADA" packets. You
are guaranteed tea of unvarying good quality.
Ask your grocer for a package to-day.  You'Ulike it*
 Black, Mixed and Natural Grco'n, 40c, 50c,'60c and 70o por lb. ——
, There is another feature to this, and that is if this
"Class Legislation" bo permitted, then Companies, looking to their own material interests will not take the same
precautions for protection of their foreign workers, as
,,they do for their English-speaking- employees, and on
this basis of nothing'to pay in the event of a foreigner
being injured or killed in the ordinary transaction of his
work, the foreigner will be ordered to take greater hazards, aiid by so doing jeopardize his lifo without any
commensurate benefit accruing to those dependant upon
him should misfortune overtake him.
This caso, so vital to tho interests of .. large number of the membership of District JS, in fact,the majority, will come up'for hearing in Vancouver on the 20th
of May, and wc* can assure our readers thnl. they will
be fully apprised wben the information .is obtained, but
in tin1 meantime wo, would urge upon our foreign speaking brothers to study thoroughly this question, nnrt lie
prepared to aid us in tho project whleh wo have In view
Hhould tho decision ho given against tho plaintiff.
Should this method of the application of government
laws bu cotiKlderod a Just, one, lt. places tho Immigration
DepnrlinontH of both Provincial and Dominion govern-
montH in the iiH'ongi'iioiiH light of nslflng foreigners to
como to Canada, and In the event of their being killed or
maimed whilst al work, thon-* they have left, bohlnd, bo-
cnuHO of a belief thai they can bolter their condition,
receive no (.-oinpeiihiillon for tlio Iohh of their breadwinner,
This may be mimine-l up uh n very unjust. diHcrlniln-
atIon (malum, those members of the working chins who
do not leave their dependant ones lu nn Englluh iipcnklng
country. In brief, thin ineniiH that nil of tlio Inborn expended in (ho I.eglHlatlvn IIiiIIh are practically to.bo Hot
nt iiauglit, nnd tho pui'poiio for which Ih wiih Intended
cmiipleiely i-nnull-.d—tlio protect lon of life nnd limb of
all roHldoniH In the Provlnco regnnlleHS of their color,
creed, or imilinuillly.
fjiilte i-ffi'iHly two of our friends who Ih mnklng nn
evIiniiHllvi- Hhidy nf SoelnloKlenl piobleim* depreciiiliigly
J The reason for men coming out of
No. 2 mine on tho 12th was because of
an accumulation of gas resulting from
neglect by a trapper, who left a door
open, whereby air was short circuited.
.of living; ~        ~    "   "       .     7~"   ; '
• When troubles of different kinds -have afflicted peoples in the past, many and ingenious have been the explanations for the same. Most of us have heard or read
of the famous Sun Spots creating disturbances in matters
economic, Halley's comet is deemed the autW of many
evils, but in the report to which wo allude in extenuation
of the high cost of living wo see that one Sage (?),attributes as the cost of the advance "Moving Picture
Shows." .
■ This is in itself a moving picture show of the crass
stupidity of him who made it. However, another mortal
marvel, Murdo McKenzie of Colorado, Texas, and S. p.,
declared that the creating pool of all our troubles was
the telephone, because by Us use people have beon
taught to live too well." This, conclusion must cortainly
have taxed tho mental calibre of this gentleman, of evident Scotch ancestry." Heading furl hor from this Interesting epistlo, we find that this gentleman is a cattle
raiser, and naturally speaks from tho practical exporlonco
of one who Is raising in tho raw ono of tho prime necessities of life. Of course ho as in nnturnl'blames everybody for the increased cost of living except the stock
rnlRor, although ncUnowledg|ng that, four or five yearn
ago cattle sold for for six cents per lb..and that now thoy
cowl eight contH, Acknowledging tho Increased cost of
running a ranch aro grantor thnn they wore when tho
lower prices prevailed, and thnt were It. not for tho
enhanced value of tho land mnny of tho cattlomen would
go Inlo bankruptcy. ,
Corn, lie Htates, hns gone up, wages are higher, nnd
in fact everything In connection with the ranch hns nd-
vnnccd In priced,
Then ngnln tho railroad Ih bliimud, all of which iH
highly hitorestIng, but at thu hiiiiio tlmo docn not help
the general public to ovurcomo the difficulties, nor accept
uh it, I'liiiHu of thlH trouble, tho fact that It will contlnuo
Just ko long as production hiis for lit. main purpose profit, and iiKo u Hocondnry consideration,
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Whiit would bo tho eoiiHoiimm of opinion roKnnlinR
llio efl'oriH of nn IndlvUIuiil who eliilino-l (hut hu would
uxtormlimle moHqtilloi*'-*. by cnptiii'liiR thom In a not whllHt
rnmpl-'U-ly IkhoiIhk tho noiiitoi* of piopiiKiitlon? Wo tool
Hiifo lu Htiitliif; Ihnl, It would ho thnt lio.wnH.na Illogical
uh Don Quixote tiliiiiK nt llm windmill, Thin incotiHii*-
tency lum Uh parallel In tlio ncMoim of thono pooplo ,no
mutter how woll nionnliiR ho tliolr liitontloim, who nttompl
to nrrnmpliNli hiioIi reform** nn "tlin whilo Hlnvn trnfflr,"
"tlio whito pliiRti-'," "lho ili'liilc problem," nnd llio Iiiin.l-
Hpnhc of Dw ImiKUiiKi! lined hy many -SooliillHtH, in l'nci| rod nnd ono hooIiiI poHtn InfontlnB tho body'politic wlillo
by nil who bollovo In cnllliiR n "hpihIo" a ifHpnilo," Hint | romitlnliiK totally obllvloim to tho itndorlyinK cniiHOft. Tho
„R.fiL Marlow 1
First CInBS Union 8tor6 carry- i
ing a Suitable lino of Spring V:
Goods, • "
Two South African 8crlpB-k for,
sale at usual price i Vlt *
North Lethbridge, —Lethbridge
i Alta<   ■"-■,.■--|
iho hfirHh cnidlticH Hhould bn nvold-'d, bcrnuno of pohhIIiIo
lilinii to tlii' HciiHlbllltlcH of tlioHt- who niluhl bo Induced
lo look Into -*«oiiomlo mibJ-'ctH,
Our ivjdy lb UiIh whh, Unit li w»w positively iii-pi-hh.
nry in order to pein-lnite tint nieiKul inmoui* of the
twiKKcs thut only plain, tdinple and truthful u-rmltiolo«le8
Hhould bo list <l, mid upon UKkliiK hlm to point out to uh
any deviation from iIiIh rule noltiiowloilgoil Unit with but
fow except Ions be had noted none. The term "wngo
flirt ve' wliich ih jnu'tieiiUirly uutlcenblo in nil Hoi'itilintlc-
llterrituro »r><>mi-<l to bn one io which he objected tho
mont. Our Jnit-jj-osnilon wa.s to iho fact tlmt the direct
op|-<.-nlte of wi»Rii »lhv« was free, and thnt h-*> or hho
wliomt frc-odum wiih curtailed, no mutter how ttllnht a do-
Kree, ihcii It followed nu a natural <oi»He<-uci)co Ihat nlftv-
r-ry oxim-ftl proportionately.
Tlio basic dlff(f>roncr>, which wn chfcll< uro «ny to
deny, between tho f-hntu)   wln-to and tho wikw ulnve In
oxpondlltiro of onei'Ky, nlthotiKh It mny nffott nllnhtly, Ih
iih equally trniiHllory hh tho efforts of thu mo»Qulto nottor
In ho far nH affectIiir a real remedy Ih roncornod.
Tho noroHidty for moro miltahlo proVInlonn for Mioho
whom It mny bo iiocoHHnry to DORrr-gato bocnuno of tho
fear of tontnglon la becomlriK moro nnd moro Imperative,
nml they wIhmi» duly it In lo piovi-.lt- the propor accom-
moilr-'!*"*!*': : ImhiM do no without furfli-"r delay.
A building equipped wllh tho modorn ImprovemonU,
water. Unlit ant! telephonic connection would not entail
too much enst, and It 1st only Just thnt. tho peoplo who rtro
ihun l«-?>!ftt*-,j for *th« benefit at tho rem of the -coniraun-
by ho f'irnf-.iied wfrh "r-ry pornlM- ivillfy for molting
their flirty ns .convenient ns posslblo under tho iryliiK clr-
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The Official Organ of district Ho.   18, V. PI. VST.   of A.
Fernie, B. C, May   14th,   1910
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News From the Camps   I
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From our own Correspondents
It came as a great surprise-to. the
inhabitants up here' last Saturday
when they heard of the death of his
Majesty, the King, as no oho' seemed
to Know thnt he had been so seriously'
ill.' The school house, being the only
public building up here the Union Jack
was hung up at half mast at the week
end., This was the only way we had
,of showing our sympathy.
" A bush fire occurred about half
ay between here and Fernie last Friday 'ntlornoon. The manager soon had
1 a crowd of men down "and put it out
■before, It'had done any damage. . It is
thought that a spark from' the engine
must have started it. ' , -     -   '
Robert Brown and Robert Parkinson
have received the contract, to-drive the
rocklunhel up-to No. 1 mine. .
.   The. team to defend.the honor of
.Coal Creek against Michel on Saturday -.will be as follows: , ' -,   *
'Goal! T. Clare.              .    ' ?     ■■"   -
• -Full Backs: W. McFegan or. J. Mc-
"Half back: J. Parnell, J. Sweeny, R.
Johnson.       .- ■       *' "■
Forwards: 0. Jolson, T,.,Barnes, P.
Jolson.   '■ .       ' ■ •
A-memorial service will.be held in
the Presbyterian church on Sunday,
" 15th at' 7.30 p.m. in" memory bf the
late King. ' Preacher Rev. H. White.
,A hearty invitation to all. Union service at' 11 a.m.   ■
Mr, Walter Joyce will conduct.,the
services in the Methodist church on
Sunday the 15th instvmornlng service
at 11 a.m. and evening at**7.' Everybody, welcome! - .',*'»
* W, H. Evans left here oii Monday for
a trip tothecoast lo^try if the.change
• of ■■ air will help him..back to his, former health.* Billy has had a hard,vtime
of it for the last four'months arid he
' will have'to'take every care of himself
_j mtjie future!  - ..-
here, pulled out last week for a trip
down on the prairie.
P.. L. Glasson has gone down _ to
Cranbrook to spend a few days, but
will return for the hold-up trial on.the
17th.     ■
Herman Murray is now working as
warehouse man in the Trites "Wood
store. Dave Murray Jr., has succeeded him* as teamster.   .,
Notices wero posted this week asking for offers to drive.a rock tunnel
(distance about 200 feet) from No.' 2
mine up to No. 1 seam.
Evan Evans, the government inspector, arrived in camp this week to make
his monthly inspection. „ '
• Born: At Coal Creek on the 7th*inst.
to Mr. and Mrs. George-Fearing, a
An Italian named Dominic Annitta,
employed as pusher in No. 1 south,
got badly hurt by getting entangled
with the cars last Saturday morning,
having his arm and leg and two or
three ribs broken. He was removed
to the hospital in a very weak state.
About the samo time a young man
named James McNalley, employed asj
a driver in No. 1 north-was nearly buried by a large cave of rock. He was
driving out of No. 8 room in the second
incline,when the car must liave hit
a post knocking it out and liberating
the boom, which immediately fell down
followed By a large amount of rock,
which buried the.-h.orse tip1 completely
and killed it instantly. McNalley had
managed to get by the'side of the car
and the timber was resting on the car
thus' keeping the loose rock up from
him. After,a little assistance he was
enabled to get out from helow, without
any bones being broken but with a
few. bad b'ruises'about the legs. It.was
a* narrow"escape and one that will not
be forgotten soon.'
Last Friday the ambulance team received, an invitation to go to Michel to
give an exhibition in the rendering of
first' aid to the, injured,' at a concert
ally good one as both teams mean business. The kick off is fixed for six
o'clock, so turn out in.large numbers
and root, boost and encourage the boys
in the red and white. >■
'„ We learn that Mr. and Mrs. William
Hodson, who used to run a boarding
house up here, are going to have the
charge of the dining room and rooms*
at the Royal Hotel, and expect to be
ready to receive their guests about the
20th,, and we know that any and all
of their old Creek friends will be sure
of a hearty welcome when they call.
An examination was held in the club"
hall last Tuesday evening among the
members who had attended the first
aid class, held up here for the last 3
months...- The following Is a list of the
members who went in for their, certificates:   ■
2nd class: Bernard Caufield, John
Gnufield.  .,
3rd class: Thos. Nanson, William
Shenfield, James McCulIoch, Joseph
Lyons, H. Miard.-A.-Bunch, J. Timm-
engs, J. Chester. Robert Johnstone, D.
Michel, II. Bentliam, R. j. Brown, R.
Dodson. Dr." Bonnell ofi Fernie was
the examiner. '    ■ , ■
Right: Bert'-Hartwell; left, Dick
Hartley; reserves: S. Phoenix, "Sid
Hunt, E. H. Hartley;* linesman: Ted
Coates.        l' *"     , ' *
A blowout occurred in No. 2 mine
on Thursday;,afternoon- which .filled
most of the workings with gas causing the'men to come out of the mine iri
that district. „
.D, F. Markland was laid up, with an
attack of la grippe last week end. - .
„' Joe Mitchell went down to Michel
last Saturday to referee-the football
match between Michel and Coleman,
which resulted in a win for 'Michel by
3 goals to ].'•• It takes a good man to
please both teams and spectators, and
Joe was no exception to tho old rule,
• ' Watch for' Halley's comet on Saturday aiid Michel football team too, both
nre.comlng the same.day. .
, - Frank Westwood was able ,to get
out of. the hospital last week and is
now nblo to got around a littlo with
tho aid of crutches.
' Herl Booth who for the pnst twelve
months  lias  been  coal  teamster  up
which lia(_~ire"etr*got~up _OTer§7The~
team which went was made up as follows: 'Bernard Caufield,,Thomas Davey
and Dudley Michel, and the exhibition
that they gave as very satisfactory and
well received. George Finlayson and
J.- T," Puckey were also invited down
to take, part in the concert. This they
did in fine style, Mr. John Shanks accompanied the team down and all returned home to Coal Creek on Sunday.       ■   ■■ . . ,        t    ,
Tho football team will., be at home
on Saturday." Their opponents will
bo Michel and so far neither team has
been defeated this season. Thore is
a strong rivalry between these teams,
and this gariio should be an exception-
While Mr. and Mrs. Harry Can* were
returning from a "trip up ..the Elk this
week they met with an inhabitant of
that,"section, who they were not anxious to become acquainted.    He acted
on first sight as though he, wanted* to
dispute the right "of way, but. being of
a • gentlemanly, disposition ho took, to
the tall timbers, leaving them to reach
Michel unmolested.'    Harry you-had
better carry your gun next time for
lynx skins are worth-$25 each. ,
Porters bowling alley seems .to be
the mecca of sport for New Town, as
there are bowling contests nearly every night, .arid some of'the boys,are
certainly rolling up some big scores.
As an inducement to become an expert
bowler" Porter'gives away each month
a* five- dollar gold .piece .to the person
making the highest score."
Michel was a complete' surprise.*   The
game was* a good exhibition o£ ball.
Tho teams were:'* ,   '     °* -•
Michel -" '-.     .    'Fernie
catcher.   .
McAulay ... ...'• j. ..;.- .'.. •. • ■_.■' • • • Gates
pitcher' ■
Hunter .' -  Meager
*    ,  ■ 1st base
Coulter   Smith
2nd base
M. Eastcrbrooke   Dwyer
*   3rd base
Smith ." ■..„..,■.■ McLeod
short' stop
Davis     Pollock
right field
Barloss Perry
left field   .
McLeod   ..'    Brown
centre field    , '
A. Easterbrook .. .'I  Leland
, Score was,6 to 3 in-favor of Michel
team. ' Umpire. Winnfield Mclnnis.
Hunter and McAuley'are a strong ad'
dition to the Michel team,
"it is rumored that there are good
prospects of a league being formed.in
the pass, taking in the towns of Fernie, Hosmer, Michel, Frank, Bellevue
*'and Coleman.
A. Easterbrooks and B. Davis have
gone up the Elk for a two weeks hunting and fishing trip.
Winfield Mclnnis has left this week
for tho Maritime provinces.
T. P. Page paid Michel a flying visit
this week exchanging yarns with the
boys. **
Win. Smallman, Evan Williams and
E. Stinchwick have secured a contract
for clearing a lot of land in the. vicinity
of the brewery, and left to commence
operations this week.
Michel is right to the front' this year
in the line of sport. The latest addi-
ition is a fishing club with the following.officers:'
Hon. President: Thos. Crahan.
Hon.   Vice   President: o T.   J.
• Baker.     *      °
Vice  president:   J.  B.  Stead-
man. ' ■. ' ,.'*,'
Chairman. John Marsh.
" Vice Chairman:  T. Lewis.
Secretary:  George Wilde.
Treasurer:  Richard Beard.
Committee: Maurice Burrill,   James
Davey, Thomas Yates, II. Prior, Wm.
Cassiser, Thos. Cunliffe, Geo. Cleave.s,
William Yates, E. Jones, Wm,.Small-
man.    ■ • ' '■'■,
One of the objects tliat the club has
in view is the better protection of fish
iu the public waters.
The forming of fishing excursions.
The building of suitable club houses
. The giving of prizes, for the largest
trout' caught.
The giving of prizes for the largest
catch, when we no doubt will be startled when \ye hear the weight and number devoting the funds to the best
interest of the sport. -
Come along and join this worthy object, and encourage the sport by handing j'our namo into the secretary for
Bob  Gourlay,    proprietor    of    the
i Queen's hotel in Hosnier, was in Mi-
it is to be hoped that some steps will
be taken by our new manager to have
this seen into or there,may be plenty
of, work for the doctor, and possibly
some for the undertaker which could
be avoided if the old proverb "A stitch
in,time saves nine," is followed out.
Hillcrest is now taking on airs, and
following the example of other up-to-
date places by being illuminated by
electricity, and this will certainly be
very, acceptable to the dwellers in the
camp. Let the same evidence mark tho
hygenic improvement,' and we" can
then say that we are living under better conditions, than many.
This .fine' woathor is certainly making it fine for baseball praci ico,   nnd
we hope that we can induce some of'
tlie other teams to let us have a go
at them.
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Interest allowed on deposits at current rate from date of deposit,
May Day was celebrated here by the
miners of Canmore and Bankhead. The
miners of Bankhead chartered a train
from their town for the occasion.
' There was a football match in the
afternoon between _ the two towns,
which resulted in a win after somo
hard play, for the Canmore team by
a score of two goals to one.   .
There was also a baseball match in,
..which Arthur .Latimer, the i Canmore
catcher, met with a very painful accident by getting his thumb broken. He
was attended lo immediately by the
doctor and is now doing well. ,
,,In the evening the Bankhead orchestra held a dance in the band, hall, ,but
for some reason it was not very well
attended. Those who did attend enjoyed ' themselves as the music was
On Thursday, the oth, C. M. O'Brien
Socialist M.. L. A., visited the town, accompanied by Comrade Matthews, and
held an open air meeting, both gentlemen speaking at some length on the
aims of Socialism.
Messrs. James and Brovey, international - organizers, have ben spending
a few,days with us getting the boys
in line, and attending to other business
in connection with the United'Mine
, 'On Friday,'May ,6th, a conceit was
held in the Band Hall by the Sunday
School committee, the talent being
furnished by' the children of the
school.    The concert was not as well
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paints.    No patent substitutes used.
I havo painted many buildings, notably Mr.
Hamilton's residence on McPherson avonuo, and I
havo contracts for No. 17 Victoria Avonue, to bo oc-
chel this -week, a guest of the Great
Wm. Lauder, better known as Yor:
kie, is visiting friends in camp this
week looking just as:thin as ever.
, Joe Gall, a Slavonian, met with a
serious accident on Sunday. He and
his companions were driving in a1 rig
below Xew Town, when the horse
bolted, throwing them out, badly cutting Gall's head and lip. Dr. Weldon
was immediately sent for, while Micky
Williams drove him tohis residence in
New Town, whore he now lies in a precarious condition. His companion escaped with a bad scare. "      ,
George Lukes, K. Knight and J:
Lawrence hnvo gono to, the old country to spend tho summer.     •     °
Tom Letcher, contractor of Fornie,
paid Michel a business trip this
' Jack Joncsj who was ono. of lho
genial dispensers of the ardent at tho
Queen's hotel in Hosmer, is working
with tho government bridgo building'
gang at Michel.' ' Tho outdoor lifo'
seems to agroo with Jack.
llobert (.1, Duggan, president of tho
l'jiiroka Conl Compnny, Limited, Taher, AlhoriH, was in cump Ihls week
selling Hlinres, This seems lo ho n
gill edge olnvoslment -nnd offers a
good field for tho small Investor, A
numbor from Michel took lulvnntnge
of lho opportunity.
Kobert Strnchnn, deputy Inspector
of mlnoH, was called lo* Michel (his
wcok hy tho sudden donth of John
HoRslan who was killed In No, Right
A driver by tho name of John Hohr-
Ian was Instantly killed, ln No, 8 mlno
up 17 chnte on' Wednesday morning,
by being, run over by a loaded cur.
Ilo had IiIh nock nnd buck brokon, Tho
cfitmr- of tlio.nrcldonl  wns unknown,
A jury wiih oinpiinollocl and visited
iho rcciio of tho accident nnd will sit
on Thtii'Rdny at 8.II0. . .
Tho Socialist, concort hold In Cm-
linn's hnll wiih nun of tho nvonlH of
lho Honxon, A large crowd whh Id
nttr-ndiinoe. This prognimmn wiih nil
,tlml could bo oxpocicd, nud llio up-
plmiHo wiih grail,
All MIch'-llt'-H who woiHhlp nt tho
Hhrluo of IMhi'oh uru conllnlly Invited
whon vlHitlng .(Till*- to ilrnp In ui
Siiildity'H nnd hoo IiIh "lino."
attended-as-on former "occasions, as
the children generally command a
good audience. ' It was composed of
songs,'recitations and musical ^drills,
the music being furnished by. Mr.
Thomas Lowden. There is great credit due tho children for the way they
handled their various parts, also to
the leaders who Instructed them for
the occasion.
Oh Saturday evening thc 7th' the
Canmore Quoit Club held a smoking
concert. The Canmore band attended and provided some vory good selections., There wore also cornel, solos
by Wm. • Monkton, songs by Messrs.
Angoll, Brown, McClarty, Harrison and
othors too numerous to mention. The
boor wns good and tho boys wero kopt
well "supplied by, Messrs, Grey and
Ulllo, who proved themselves woll
adapted for that part, of tho onlortnln-
incnt, It. being Saturday evening the
concert came to a closo at 12 o'clock
by singing ihe National Anthem, the
members"of the cluli returning to their
homes well satisfied wllh the evening's
T. 1*3. James and A. C. Brovey left
this morning for llankhoiul.
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17. S. Mine Catastrophes
t\ Resume of Report of French Committee of
Mines on the Monongah, Parr and Naomi
Accidents—Causes and Effects in. Each Case
(Written for Mines and Minerals by
Messrs. Taffanel and Dunaine.)
Under the foregoing title,-Les Annates des Mines,, (7th and Sth numbers of 1909) publishes the report of
the commission organized in December, 1907, by the Committee of Mines
of France (Comite des Houilleres) to
go and examine at first hand all useful documents relating to the study
of large mining explosions. The commission, appointed immediately after
the catastrophe at Monogah (December C,' 1907) had Its programme enlarged,, while on the way to the mines by
the catastrophe at Darr, which' hap-
. pened on December 19. On December 1 a third mine of the same region
* —that of Naomi—had been the thea-
,ter of a great explosion, and the commission had to investigate all three
disasters. The report comprises two
parts: The first is a well-detailed de-
■scrlption of the methods of exploita-
' tion and of the working conditions
common to the three mines. The second part is devoted to the special
study of each nt the three catastrophes.
We will set aside in this'analysls the
first part of the report, which is without interest for American readers.
Explosion at Monongah (December
'6 1907). The Mines at Monongah belong to the Fairmont Coal Company,
an important mining corporation of
West Virginia. Two mines—Monongah No. 6'and Monongah No. 8—were
devastated by the explosion, the mines
containing respectively 170 and 200
workmen. The two mines were connected by two secondary mines, extending one after the other and com:
, posed of three galleries. , Each of the
two mines had an exhaust fan, the
ventilation was independent.
The two mines contained blackdamp.
The escape of gas waa 5,000 cubic meters each 24 hours at No. 6 and 1000
at No. 8, that is to say, respectively 5
and 1 cubic metres for each ton of
coal- extracted. Some gas feeders
were discovered,*'but in reality these
were,of little importance. Accumu*
lation of blackdamp was never found
^in-old-chambers.  -
Naked lamps were generally in use.
The Monongah mines, Nos. 6 and 8,
were considered very full of coal dust
and in certain gangways as much as
5 or 10 centimetres were found on tho
floor, The purity, fineness and richness in volatile matter of this coal
dust rendered it especially dangerous.
-The explosive employed was black
Narration of the Catastrophe
The catastrophe of Monongah happened on Friday, December'6, 1907, at
nbout. 10.20 a.m. At the opening of
mino No. C a very remarkable circumstance was coincident with the momont of tho explosion. A train of 18
loaded cars, stationary at tho summit
of the terminal plane, went down the
27Q, meters of incline because of some
breakage In car coupling; It was
cruKhed ut tho bottom of tlio plane,
throwing townrd tho Interior.of tho
mine most of tho 3G tons of coal contained lu tho cars. At tho momont
when tho train reached tho bottom the
earth trembled, and n muffled noise
was hoard.
Nothing olso was obsorvod at tho
opening of No. 6. Howovor nt tho
opening of No, 8 the effect of the ox-
plosion attained an extraordinary violence. "At UiIh point, tho hill was ripped open nnd the fan and bollor buildings wero complotely dCHtroyod.,,
Tho work of rescue was started Immediately: it was dolayod hy tho difficulty of propor vontilation, by tho
dlHoovory of flro that had to ho exlln-
"gulshcd, nnd by tho fallen rock that
retarded tho advance Tho exploitation did not result tn the discovery
of a dingle llvo man. It wan complot-
wi fi dnyH aftor lm- cutimtropho; 327
boillofl had boon recovered and brought
to tho surface. Following oxplorallon
found 2Ii othor bo-JIon, making n total
of 3G2.
Tho work of repairing thn mlno niul
putting It In good condition waB finish-
od In February.
CauHor- of tho Explosion: Tho flrHt
thought Ih tho striking coincidence In
Iho nmaHhliig of cars of No, 0 and In
thn explosion, Without, doubt, llioro
wuh a conHlderahle riding of coal ihiHt
at. llm bottom of the Hlin.fl; but how
wuh It Ignited? A whorl circuit may
hnvo own eHlahllHheil through the
medium nf the I'lrs, between tho trolley nnd the earth. Pi-colm-ly nt thnt
moment the circuit breaker of lhe
plant, which Is not at 1200 nmperoH,
opened, Hhnwlng a dead Hluut circuit.
II Ih .'HtabllHliod then, thai iU tho tlmn
of the catastrophe, an incident that
cannot be a consequence of tbat catastrophe, created conditions proper to
the production of a gust of coal dust,
The observation of the effects proves
the hypothesis, that the incident was
the determining cause of the catastrophe at Monongah. By careful study
it may be seen' that the explosion passed from No. 6 toward No. 8; that, it
followed the principal gangways of No.
6 from east toward -west; and finally,
that the Initial point is located exactly at the base of the incline. =   '
Effects of the Explosion: These are
given under two principal'heads—dynamic effects and calorific effects.
With respect to the dynamic effects
it, is to be noted that they give as indications of direction:
(a) The wear of the walls, or rather
of the multiple, uneven projections
due to the cleavage of the coal;
(b) The projections, and especially
projections of mud.
(c) The destruction of the doors,
(d) The destruction of cars, machinery, etc.
(e) The breaking of the levers of
the switches, . n
Among the calorific effects 'must be
noted the burning of the bodies; the
distillation* of coal, wliich changed
coal on the wall into coke several centimeters thick; and the deposit of soot
in blind alleys. But by far the most
interesting is the formation of a crust
of coke,on wood on the face' turned'
toward the part of the gallery in the
direction of the flame. -The other
face generally carried an edge of dust,
and it is to be remarked that tbe
amount .of ashes in the dust of the
edges is much higher than that of the
dust agglomerated in coke.'' It seems
that the current had caused a classification of the fragments, the heaviest
and consequently the most, schistose
having a greater tendency to follow
the direct line and to strike the anterior face of the wood, while the light;
est fragments, being more easily carried away by the eddy (return flow)
struck the more remote face. The
large proportion of schist must be injurious to the heating anil distillation;
this explains why crust of coke is not
found generally in explosions, except
on the posterior face of the wood.
This has been verified experimentally at the trial gallery at Lievin.
In the study pf the catastrophes and
the crusts of coke arev.the only characteristic sign of the direction of*pro-
pagation of the explosion. As for
the edges of dust, which are a dynamic
effect, they evidently give an indication of direction,'but it is not necessarily that is the first current ; so their
observation and study present less Interest,
Conclusions.—What * attracts 'more
notice at first. Is the universal character of the explosion—all workmen in
the mino perished; there were but five
who escaped and thoy were near the
openings. The explosion spread to
the very limits of the workings.
We-must recognize that the general
arrangement of American mines is
particularly well adapted to tho indefinite extension of dust explosion;
strnight, gallorlofl with wide sections,
dusty repositories, mines relatively
dry, and the carrying of- coal with
great speed In rapid cttrrorits of air.
Tho communication between mines
Nos. G and 8 doubled tho extent of the
catastrophe, ' "'
Tho parallelism of tho entrance and
tho return curront of air, simply separated by partitions, must also be noted. Tho Immodlato destruction of
ventllntlon resulting from this fact
condemned tho workmen who had not
perished from tho direct effects of the
explosion to die by asphyxiation or to-
xlcatlon. Up to tho farthost distanco
from tho origin of tho explosion, mon
foil ut thoir work without having tlmo
io try to escape. Tho apoud of propo-
gatlon wns almost that of sound; tho
high pressure which rositltod from It
produced dynamic effects particularly
The calorific phenomena were »pcC'
lully Hhown by tho offectH of cIIhIIIIii-
tion and woro more violent In chambers and hoadlngB whoro tho high
tompBraturo wnn no doubt maintained
In a general way, tlio Htudy of tho
relative dynnmlc and calorific effect**
proves tho eorroctnoHs of tho explanation given oh to lho enuson of tlio
cnlimtropho, Among llio great complexity of dynamic cffoclH, wn flndjn
tho great Hocondnry mlno that unites
tlio two in I n oh tlio paiiuago of a flrut
violent thriiHiliig Impulse going from
No. C to No. 8.
From the orientation nf the erimla
of roUfl may lie traced with porfect
clenrucHB thu direction of tho exploH-
limn, from tho ImHO of tho Incline) of
No. li to tlio other pnilK of tho (wo
According to the authors of the reports there cannot be any, doubt as to
the true cause. Other causes may be
imagined, as for instance:
Explosion of a can of powder.
Firedamp explosion followed by dust
Explosion of some mixture of fire
damp that had accumulated in old
workings. i o ■
A blown-out shot.
But -the characteristic signs of an
initial point cannot bo found at any
place where the explosion of a can of
powder, or the presence of firedamp
or the traces of a blown-out shot have
been discovered.
Among the general observation to bo
made, it is to be remarked that obstructions did not prevent tho explosion becoming general, because,, of the
two parallel roadways, one at least
was not obstructed.
Along the gangway, the chambers
afforded spaco for expansion, thus lowering the speed of propagation along
the,route. The favorable orientation
of a branch may also accentuate the
speed of propagation along the branch
In" the headings, which are always
full of coal dust, the effects of return
current acquire an exceptional violence. At these points there is reinforcement of the explosion.
' Tha catastrophe at Monongah brings
into evidence with particular clearness
the favorable influence of regions that
are rather damp. .
Finally the effects were intensified
in the new chambers where the coal
dust is more abundant. It seems also
that the old dust is not so fayorable to
propagation of explosions.
The Explosion at Darr (December 19
1907).—The mine at Dan- is one of
the 70 mines belonging to the Pittsburg Coal Co. It had an" output of
1800*tons a day. It is an old mine;
the works started on the edge of a
hall .and progressed inward to a distance of 3 kilometers.    , .
Ventilation was provided by a fan;
the'mine was rather fulLof firedamp
(1.4 per cent in a return). The miners used naked lamps except in dangerous places where they used ■ the
Clanny lamp.        "
The mine was full of coal dust but
contained less than that at Monongah.
The miners had their choice of explos-
ives, black powder and dynamite these'
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Than His Stomach
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ptiri di-fettlon and nutrition.   For when the atomach
U weak or diteaied there ia * Ion ol the nutrition
contained in food, which It the lource ol all phyileal
elren-fth,   When a man " doean't (eel juit rilbt,"
when he doein't ileep well* hai an uncomfortable
laelini in the tromach alter eat'ind, ia taniuld, nervous, Irritable end dtipood*
•at, he ia loalr/, the nutrition needed to make itreofth.
flush a nun should aae Dr. Pitrce'a Golden Meifleal
niacorery. tl curat dlaeaaea of the etoraatti and other
or.ane et dl.eatlon aad nutrition. It eariekea r*# blood,
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being considered safe.
Narration of the Catastrophe: The
explosion took place on December 19
at 11.20 in the morning.* Of the 240
men in the bottom of the mine 239
perished. ■, -.
A muffled .sound, followed almost
immediately by a violent' explosion,
was heard at the surface. Thick smoke
poured out of the opening of the Incline and spread through tho valley of
the Coughlogheny.
The first exploration of the mine
was not finished until December 27th,
eight days after the explosion had occurred.
Causes and Effects of tho Explosion:
It is only by an analysis of the.effectB
that lt Is posslblo to go back to the,
origin of the explosion.
In tho secondary mines, No, 25 and
No. 27 the examination of dynamic effects shows two systematic directions
beginning at roadway No. 9.
Indications given by the crusts of
coko aro In perfect accordance with
thoso given by tho dynamic effects.
Thero was then, as well as In secondary 25 as ln secondary 27, a divergence of tho explosion from entrance 9.
A partition had been put up, oxtendlug
toward 25, to separate entrance 9 from
25 and also from 27. After tho accident,, tho partition waa demolished and
tho ruins woro thrown In tho direction
of 25. v
Tho conclusion Is that tho oxploslon
proceeded from 25 to 27. Tho Indications nro not'sufficient to placo tho
origin of the explosion In tho opening
of No. 9 oast. On tho contrary, thoro
may bo -soon in tho opposlto oponlngo
tho marks of dynamic effects, showing
a progressive oxploslvo Impulse.
Crusts of coke glvo Hlmilav Indication*
nt a distance of 30 motors from the
npox of tho oxploslvo impulse Dynamic effects may bo obsorvod In exceptional Intensity and Bhattorlng en-
orgy snoli ns cannot bo Boon olsowhoro,
Fragments of enrn nnd whoolH, tog-nth-
or with pnrls of IioiIIoh, wore sonttorod
nvor n lnrgo area. Kffocts of such
violence cnn result only from tho do-
tonatloti of oxploslvos,    Tho two dond
men, in the advanced workings of the
mines always used dynamite. . They
carrled.it with them, of ten-in their
pockets with the caps.
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These men may have exploded .their
dynamite, either by striking a-cap, or.
an explosion may have been caused
by the flame of a naked lamp, or by
a blowa-out shot, traces of whicli were
found in the advance workings. " -..
"Conclusions: The catastrophe" at
Darr, like that at Monogah, was caused by an explosion of coal dust.' /The
explosion effected all quarters of the
coal mine, and except in one case; the
resulting mortality was 100 per ceiit.
The different conditions -favoring
the explosion at Monongah are found
to* have been ■'duplicated here.' Tlie
explosion however, was much less violent, due to a very striking difference
in the character of. the coal dust inthe'
two mines.
At Monongah thedust was finer and
denser; the mine at Darr, however,
contained, more firedamp and to this
fact is due the stronger effects in two
or three of the headings.
Finally it seems that the explosion
did not seriously affect the old workings, as was also the case at Monongah.
' Explosion at Naomi (December 1,
1907.)—The Naomi mine is much less
extensive than the mine at Monongah
because its opening was much more
recent. It produces about 400,000 tons
of coal a year. The Interior is reached through an incline 90;meters"long,
having a decline.toward the interior
of 18 degrees. ~ The. entrances open
directly on the main gangway. Air
was forced into the mine through two
lateral gangways and returned by an
Intermediate gangway.
Considerable firedamp was in the
mine and the lighting was from naked
lamps. The electric motors passed
along the same gangway as the returning air. The mine contained little
coal dust and was comparatively* damp.
Narration... of the Catastrophe:—
Causes and effects of explosion:' The
explosion at Naomi took place on December 1, at 7.40 in the evening. On
that date 34 ' men, were in the night
shift and they were all killed. The
explosion was less general as well1
as less violent than in the.two preceding cases.  ;
From the dynamic, effects it may be
seen that the maximum force of the
explosion developed along the principal haulage road. Toward entrance 31;
and in the haulway, three men who
worked there were very,severely burned but not mutilated. All the crusts
of coke to the north of tlieir bodies
have a northern, orientation, and all
the crusts in the southern direction
from their bodies have the opposite
orientation. 7 From this it Is Inferred
that the explosion beyond the point
wiere , htse bodies .were found followed divergent paths. Nothing what-"
ever indicated that an explosion of
dust.originated at that point, but the
following hypothesis is^tenable: •••
Suppose" aiFaccumulatlon ofHHri.
damp in a heading during tho interval
on Sunday, resulting from a disarranged or unnailed cloth. Should a workman reinstate the ventilation, the fire
damp would then pour into the return
gangway, and coming into contact with
the naked lamp of the "three workmen
It would surely explode.
Certain engineers gave as the cause
of the oxploslon a blown-out shot, traces of which were found In the heading. • This assumption is at variance
with the observations mado on the
crusts of coko, which indicate in this
heading that the flame came fr-om the
main gangway.
The accident at Naomi must he classified as an explosion of firedamp.
The little coal dust and dampness remaining ln the mine wore proof that
the mlno was only partly devastated
by tho direct effects of tho explosion.
Tho, percentage of mortality (100
por cent) Is a consequence ;of the adopted methods, according to American
customs, for tho general management
of mines.    "
Rcsiimo and Conclusions: The catastrophes at Monongah, Darr and Naomi
prosont throe dlfforont types of explosions moro or loss generalized.
At Monongah tho entlro mlno was
ovorrunby flnmo with progressive ro-
inforcemont of tho dynnmlc effects. At,
Darr, tho general devastation was less
nnd tho violence ot offecta much less
also. At Naomi tho explosion was
Tho results of thoso catastrophes
dlffor according to tho nmount of flro-
dnmp tho mlnos contained. Tho ono
that containod tho lonst firedamp, at
Monongah, was tho most devastated,
They differ also by tho amount of
coal dust which thoy contain*. Flro
dust was abundant at Monongah and
raro at Naomi. It lo established thnt
thoro Ih a dlroct relation botwoon tho
'nmount of dust and tho dogrco of violence and oxtoiiBlon of tho oxploslon,
ThlH fact, has beon vorlflod in tho trial
gallery at Llovln,
As to Initial cannon, tho Btudy of tho
cntnstropho nt Monongah furnishes nn
Lizard Local General Teamsters No.
141.  . Meets, every Friday night at
. 8 p.m. Mlners'->-union hall. A. L.
Boles, President; William Long, Recording Secretary. 7
Bartenders''Local No. 514: Meets 2nd
.and 4th Sundays at 2.30 p.m. Secretary J. A. Goupill, Waldorf Hotel.
Gladstone Local No. 2314 U. M. W. A.
. .Meets 2nd and 4th Saturday Miners
Union hall.     D. llees, Se.-..    .
Amalgamated Society ,,of. Carpenters
• and Joiners: Meets in the Miners'
Union Hall.  . A. Ward, Secretary.;
Typographical Union No. 555: Meets
last Saturday in each month at the
Ledger Office. A. J, Buckley,' Sec--
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interesting observation, to the effect
that the flame, of a lamp or an electric arc may fire a cloud of dust.
The initial point of the explosion at
Darr presents Interesting analogies
with the cross-cut Lecoeuvre of the explosion at Courrieres.
,The study of the effects has also
taught the following:"th'e advantage,
in searching for the initial point; of
observing the orientation of the crusts
of coke.. The study of,the catastrophe at Monongah " has shown that
dampness in a section branched into
headings in the general-direction of
an explosion may, prevent the development of the explosion in that section..
In other' cases, the explosion seems
to,'have been halted by some obstruction. At Monongah it was also proved that the old dust in equal quantities
and fineness does not give,such violence in explosions as dust recently
formed. ' *
On account of their continual extension and also on account of the. con-,
side'rable development of mechanical
traction, the dangers that are present
in American mines have been considerably increased during these "last
years. We must say, to the honor of
American* engineers, that they have
been prompt in bringing about the necessary reforms in the regulation and
management of their mines.' .'  ■ y
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wife was dressing tho wound. I dressed it with Zam-Buk and loft' tho little
sample box with thom for the noxt
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high opinion of Zam-Buk as niysolf
nnd my family have.
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Dokument Parizske Komuny—Testament ^omuny.     Prohlaseni narodu
Vtomto hruznem konfliktu, jenz zno-
va uvaluje na Pariz oblehani a bbmbai**-
dovani. jeuzzpusobuje prolevani fran-
couzke krve a jest zkazou bratri, zen J
deti rozdrcovanych kartachi a granaty
—jest uutno, aby verejne mlneni se ne-
rozdvojovalo a narodni. vedoml aby
nebylo .uvadeno v omyl.
Pariz a cola zeme necht zvedl, jaka
jest povaha, prlcina a uchel revoluce
prave se udavsl. Je konechne treba
aby za smutek, utrpeni a nestestl, jej-
lmz jsrae obetrai, zodpovidall so tl,
kdoz zradlvse Francii a vydavse Pariz
cizlne, usllujl nynl slepou a ukrutnou
tvrdosi jnosti o zkazuhlavniho mesta
aby pod troskaml republiky a svobody
pochovaly svedectvi sve zrady a svych
Komunu ma povinoBt zjlstlti a posll-
ovatl smahy a prani obyvatelstva Parize,. jakoz f preclsovatl povahu hnutl
z 18 brezna nepochopovaneho, nepoz-
naneho a pomlouvaneho politiky Vers-
Nyni bpet pracuje a trpi .Pariz za
celou Francii, pruipravujic svymi boji
a obetmi skutechne, mravni, adminis-
trativni, a hospodarske obrozeni, slavu
a blahobyt, cele Francu. Co chce Pariz? , '
Uznani a,upevneni republiky, jedine
to formy vlady, jez se snasi s pravy
lidu i s .pravidelnym a volnym rozvo-
j'em spolechnosti.    n    	
', Naprostou svrcho'vanost obce (Komuny) rozsirenou -na vsechny obce
Francie a zabezpechujici kazde obci
celislvost jejich prav ° a kazdemu
Francouzovi pine vyuzivani , svych
schopnosti a sveho nadani co chloveka
obchana i delnika. Svrchbvanost obce
(Komuny) ma' byti obmezena jedine
na stejnoii svrchovanost pro vsechny
ostatni, obce smluvni, jejichz"' sdruzeni
ma zabezpechiti jednotu Francie. Pra-_
va komuny jsou; ','
Hlasovani pro rozpochet pro prijmy
a vydani stanoveni dani, ustanoveni a
rizeni obecnichuradu brgamisace - sou-
dnictvi, -vnitrni policie, yyuchovani,
sprava statku nalezejicich obci. Jme-
_noyani a___sesazoy_ia_ni__o_be_cnicli. urad-
. Ovsem jednota takova, jakou nam
podnes uklada cisarstvi, monarchic a
parlametarism; jest pouhou despotick-
ou, nerozumnou, llbovolnbu nebo ob-
tiznou centralisaci. " Naproti tomu
jest jednota politicka, jafiou si preje
Pariz, dobrovobiym zdurzenlm vsech
obci, spontannim volnym soutezenim
vsech individuelhich cinnosti za uch-
elem statku vsem spolechneho, blah-
obytu, svodoby a bezpechnosti vseclu
Revoluce komunalni, pOchata povst-
auim lidu ze dne 18 brezna, zahajuje
nove obdobi oxperimentujici. positibni,
vedecke politiky. Znamena konec
stareho sveta vlady duckovnich, yoj-
actvl urednictvi, vykoristpvani 11 chgy
monopoler nadprave jimz delnictvo ma
tedy se uklidni draha nase'a vellka
nasim spojencem v tomto boji, ktery
muze konchiti bud7 vytezstvim idel
darnl s nasim usilim, necht stane se
vlast bzl a pomluvaml klamana. Boj
mezi Parlzi a Versalllskymi jest Jed-
•nim z tech, jez se llusornlmi kompro-
mlsy ukonchitl nedaji. Vysledek ne-
muze byti pochybnym. Vitezstvi, o
iiejz usiluje nezkrotllelna, chinoroda
sila narodni gardy, zustaue idel a pra-
Dovolavame se Francie!
Francie zpravena o torn, ze Pariz
ozbrojena jest rovnez klidna jako
zmuzila, ze udrzuje, poradek stejnou
jako nadsenim, ze se obetuje s rozum-
nosti rovnou hrdinosti jeji a ze se
ozbrojila, oddana jsouc'. toliko svob-
ode a pro slavu vsech. '
Francie, necht krvavy spor ukonchi.
Zest na Francii odzbrojiti Versallles-
ke slavnym prohlasenlm neodolatelne
vule.    '     "'.,*. *      <* •
. Francie," poyolana jsouc tiziti z nas-
eho' vytezstvi, necht prohlasi se soli
komunalni, nebo znichenim Parize.
Co se pak nas obchanu parlzskych
tyche, jest ukolem nasim uzkutech-
niti revoluci moderni, . nejvesti ze
vsech, jez kdy dejiiny zdobyli a osve-
covali. ...
Mame povinnost bite se a viteziti. •*
Pariz dne 19 dubna 1871.
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sani v Francuskej, talyanskij a Slov-
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plateno $3.00 za rad.
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hiku 'volbou a verejnou'soutezi, zod-
povednost ufeefniku komune a. pravo
neu stale kontroly. Zarucheni napro-
ste svobody individuals svobody sved-
omi a svobody prace,' ,
' Ustavichne zakrochovani obcanu v
zalozitostech obecnlch,' volnym projev-
em svych myslenek, se strany obch-
ainu svobodne hajeni svych zajmu;...
zaruky za volnot techto projevu posky-
tujo komuna, ktera jedine jest oprav-
nena dozyrarati nad,pravym vykoneni
shromezdovaclch a tlskovych a prava
ta zabezpechiti,    n
Organisace mestske obrany' a narodni gardy, ktera si voll sve dustoj-
nlky a pechuje o udrzeni porndku v
obci. ■ Pariz zada ohledno obchanstva
jlnych obci jen tohle: ovsem s pod'
minkou, zo ve yelke spraye ustredni
a v delegacich federovych komiul shlo-
da uskutechnont a praksi tochze zas-
nd.        „ ," :
Pariz si vsak vyhrazuje na zaklade
svo vrchnostl (sariiostatnostl) a mod
sve svobodz jednnnl, domn, t. j v Parlzi, zpusobltl podlo vlnstnlho uznani
a vlnstiil vule sprnvni n hospodarsko
roformy tak, jak si jlch zndaobyvat-
olstvo vlnsdnl, zrldltl lnstituce, ktore
biulon slo rbzvyell a rozslrovall vyu-
chovanl, vyrobu, smenu a uvor,'jakoz
I zevseobecnili (universallser) tedy
nlkoliv zobocnltl vladu a majetek podlo potreb oknmzlku prani intore-BOv-
anych a podle zkusenostl nabytch.
Nopratolo nasi klnmou sobo i zoml,
zalujl-11 na Pariz, zo svou vull a svou
nndrlUdioBt clico vnutiti ostatnlmu,
mtrodu a ze si cblnl naroky na dyktat-
uru, ktora byln by utokom na suvor-
onltu ostatnlch komnn, Klamou sobo
I zoml obvlnovanlm Parize,', zo tato
usllujo o znlchonl francouzko jodnoty,
ktora ho rovolucl miovuzrldlla /.a pot-
losku nnslch otcu, prlkvnplvsloh xo
vsech koutu Franclo k Hlavnoiitl fed-
Jan'Rossian rodom s Rakuska ktory
bol zamestnany v 27 'jig v Cis 8 dole v
Michel.bol.zabily na.mieste v, Stredu
rano kros prejedena pelnej Kary. Dos-
nalo sa ked jeho spolocnia prisiel k
nemu ze ma kost krku slomenu.'Pri-'
cina jeho smrty je este nie znama ale
sa ufa ze ked koroner al porodel rosh-
odnu pricinu smrty po .vlslucbu. ,
Pan Jozef Gall Slovak blvajucl na
New Michel dna 1 ho t. m, s druhim
priatclom vezli sa vo vbze na kon-
och kone sa splasily ktorie -nembzno
bolo zastavlt coho nasledok bol ze oba
muski boli vichodeny s voza,, Poslodni
ktorieho meno nie znamo uslel* bes
urnskl p, Gall muscl bit'odvezeny do
jeho domu na lusko kdo bol zavolany
lekar-jeho pokallcenla opatrlt. Skros
coho moze bit na lusku par tidny. Ut-
ame zo elm skov sa usdravy." „
Sjodma Konvenclja-alebo ^asadnuta.
"Rldltolll tohoto orgnnu budu pocltal
uradnlct DlHtrlktu 18 ho U. M. W. of
A. Ktorl budu mat moc najut alebo
zhodlt edltora tohoto organu a 80
deny orznam kazdn" strnna uda na
Tlto urndnicl budu odpovednl za
vsotku organlznclu abi porndlk vod-
Abi vivollll- kavoncov za odilorn a
abi dal kavclu do stnloho bnuku alebo
Inoj trustovy kompanijl,'
A moc budo data dlstrlchkomu zap-
Isnlkov nbl urndll chi Budu zplsl dobro
pro nnrodl.'
A kazdi uradnlk unije tohoto DIb-
Irlktu Budo Odpovodnl ak noposo do;
plsl 7, toho mostn v ktorom ta junljn
jo znlozona a tje raporll maju bjt zpl-
8ind«rs A Verhseit Brothers,
Brt, I
List of Locals District 18
(_'TJnion Des Travailleurs)
- Les patrons du district de Pittsburg
et le bureau executif du district sont
arrives a une entente vers' minuit
vendredi et ont signe l'echelle de prix
pour deux ans.      '     y
La decision de Feehan et des min-
eurs de ce district de signer un agre-
ment avec les patrons independants
avait mis le trust sur les dents. L'ar-
rangement dans le district 2 qui est
un concurrent au trust avait encore excite un peu plus ce dernier. "II fallait
que le travait reprenne dans les mines
de la Pittsburg Coal Company. Mais
celle-oi ne voulait pas se plier aux exigences de Feehan au sujet de la pou-
dre et- il fallut que Lewis vint a la
rescousse avec une "resolution, pre-
paree.. d'avance et qui laisse encore
une fois la latitude. voulue au trust,
pour sauver la situation. Lewis n'eut
la seance de vendredi soir fut passee
a convaincre Feehan qui vers minuit
ceda enfin aux Instances de"Lewis et
signa l'agrement. dont  voici  la' ten-
eur:  .- ,,,     ..    . ■:
lo, Du 1 avril 1910*'au 1 avril 1912 lo
prlx au pic sera de 95 sous par tonne
de*2000 llvres, sur une grille de uri' pou-
ce et quart. Une augmentation propor-
tlonnelle sera payee • pour le "run of
mine." .— ■  ,
2o. Le prix a la machine sera aug-
mente de 4 sous par tonne,
30, Les ouvriers a la, journee dans
la mine recevront une augmentation
do 5,55 pour cent.
4o, Le travail etrolt et tournngo de
chantlers sera paye avec une augmentation proportlonelle a celle du travail* au pic.
5o. Dans toutcs Ies mines ou le nou-
vol oxplosif est employe, lo travail sera "run of mine". Sur la domando.des
patrons uno cprriuvo pratlquo pourra
etre faite clans ces' mines et si ello
donne fl-l.fl-l pour cont do gros on uannt
avec soln Jo nouvol oxplosif, nlors ces
mines jioiirrant etro ppereeB a la
grille Los bascules pour lo "run of
mino" devront etre Installers nusfiltot
quo poKBiblo ' ou dans uno qulnz-
L'usngo du nouvol oxpIoBif no sera
elnbll dnns aucuno nutro mino qu'avoc
lo cpnsentement mntiiel des patrons ot
dos mlnours. , Duns toutos les mines
ou lo nouvel oxplosif est oniployo la
compagnio dovra lo fournir aux ouv-
rlors'flu momo prlx pnr-tonne do clinr-
bon prodult. quo la poudro nolro.
7o. Los mlnos so mottront, on oporation durant I'nrrangomont final dos do-
tails do cot ngromont,
8o. Uno reunion dos roproBontants
dos pntroiis ot, don mlnours aura llou
dans lo plus brof dclal possible pour
arrnngor coh dotalls,
Slgno: Pour les mlnours, F. Foohan,
T. Donovan, T. L, Lowls. Pour Iob patrons. G. W. Bchloudcrbcrg, D, O,
ThomnB, M. H. Taylor,
D'aproH cot agroimmt lo travail a ro>
pris dans les mlnos lundl matin.
ticolari ■ delle orge sfrenate a cui era-
no usi abbandonarsi. I cesari moderni pagano rlviste e giornali perche in-
formino'gli schiavi salariati dei satur-
nali che in alto si celebrano. ,
I luoghi dove i soddisfatti sfoggiano
la loro opulenza sono sp~ecialmente le
pubbliche, passeggiate delle grandi citta, i teatri, le sale da concerto, le
corse dei cavalli, le stazioni climat-
iche, i bagni, ecc.
I loro equipaggi spruzzano la mota
in faccia a Lazzaro mendicante ed ,i
loro brillantl abbagliano gli occhl del
cenclosi proletarl. *-* »
Ma gli sclalacqul dei milionari cos-
tituiscono il termine dl confronto per
la misura della nostra miseria, accu-
mulano nella profondita delle nostre
viscere odio intenso o feroce, veleno
morale, dispetto ed invidia che presto
o tardi dovranno rompero la crosta della rassegnazione e scoppiare in uno
scbianto Uberatore.
Fortunatamente gll schiavi moderni non sono plu tutti simili alio animate troglodito, vlvente di erba e fugg-
ente davanti all'uomb quantunque ab-
bla egli pure viso umano. L'animale
cupo delLa Bruyere e ormai scompar-
so dalla faccia della terra. I propositi
di perequazione sociale hanino, per nc-
cessita di cose, posto radici anche nell-
animo di colorb che non crebbero nel
campo o nell'offlclna. I^a universlta di
tutto il mondo, in un vasto rigurgito
di intellettualia, buttano annualmente
nella mischia feroce per l'esistenza fal-
angi di laureatl, i quail costretti' a pie-
garsi alle piu umile e meno retribuite
■occupazaoni, coyano neH'animo loro
sentimenti incompri.mibili di ribellione
e si preparano alacramente alle grandi
giornate del riscatto. Saranno cost-
oro che faranno sorgere i contadini
dal letame andranno nel tugurio e nel
postribolo a sonar la diana dell-insur-
Valerio BrtfnettL
Frontenac, ^Kans.
Ne negligez pas de conseiller   aux
ouvriers italiens la lecture die ,
II Lavoratore Italiano
organe des mineurs unis et des travailleurs organises d'Amerique.
E. Caffaro, Directeur.
Prlx de l'abonnement annuel: $1.50.
Addresser Pittsburg, Kans.
Recent press notices discussing the
increased cost of living gloat over the
expected deliverance from the clutches
of tho "Meat Trust" by a general following of the example set by residents
of Omaha, Neb. The discovery of the
nutritious particles contained in alfalfa for human food has resulted in the
formation of "Chew Hay" clubs, so
that ero long we may have bills of
fare somewhat after this style:,
Hotel de l'ane a deux pattcs
Consomme d'alfalfa a la printaniere
Soupo aux dents'de Lion d'Afrlque
Entrees. Nlds d'oiseau a la queue de
,   Roti
Ef.orce de'ehene aux herbes fines *
,   Feuilles de sapin de Norvege ■
Vins. Lachrimae Christ! de North Fork
Macon de Pincher Creek pur -•-
, We would urge upon our homestead-
ing readers to quit raising beef and
pay more attention to the succulent
properties contained in the various
kinds of wheat straw and - also to experiment with wild mustard and the
Canadian thistle as prospective food
stuffs.. North''forkers, South forkers,
pitchforkers and others are advised to
press home to the government the
need of monographs being published
so that the economy of production, can
be studied thoroughly. ~~~
Covroctod by Dlntrlot Socrotary up to May lHt, 1910.
Tmdk Mams
_   onwH9_
• ttkH/eaatfeaerimm «*f
iZn^»iri""»««,«'»*rt'n Umatrate*
_M9___ _y rt«u«iJO«^1.*I-MiM,l*2
ay*v,voii*ie(«*>t«l4, ttmW
Ledger Ads Pay
Doavor Crooki
Coal City *
1   Cardiff
Dhmoui] Cily
Edmonton City,
Edmonton        >
* **(>r*
Maple Loaf,
Polico Flats
Poyal Colllorlei
Rocbe Percoo
Quoiqu 'il faille attendre le resultat
des ballotages pour savoir quelle sera
Ia composition de la nouvelle. Chambre ,des" deputes," le resultat du premier tour de scrutin nous fait prevoir la
victoire des partis avances. Nous
sommes surs que nos amis des gau-
ches auront gag'ne quelques sieges au
detriment des reactionmaires de la
drbite. " '■        *' ^
La France a prouve une fols de plus
_que_ri.en__ne_la_fer.ait_ devier' du but
qu'elle ^eut atteindre. ■* ' . !  :•
La question, des Eglises etait une
question epineuse, et ceux qui avaient
l'espolr de voir echou'er la barque qui
porte les. destinees de la Republique,
croyaient bien cette *fois-ci que cette
question serait l'ecueil ou' eilo vien-
dralt se briser.
C'etait incontestablement le naufra-
ge. Quarid lo Pape s'est oppose a co
que les eveques francals acccptassent
les lols cultuclles—11 est prouve aujour-
d'hul que la' majorlte des' eveques ac-
cepterent cette mesure—11 I'a fait dans
un seul, but, celul de voir le gouvernement francals fermer les eglises. II
s'est dit quo les''Francals se rovolte-
ront ot do cette rovolte nous sortirons
victorleux.    '   ,
Le Pnpo no connalssalt pas, Tosprit.
qui nous animalt; 11 Ignorait quo toi
n'etait pns notro but et a sn grando
surprlso les Eglises sont restecs ou-
vertes et rostoront ouvortcs a tous
ceux dont lo bon plalslr est do les frequent or,
Ceci est entendu. Nous sommes pour
la liberie dnns lo sons lo plus otondu.
La mnjorlto dos Francals ont. comprls
la Hlluntlon ot lis ont pxprlmo lours
opinions dlmanoho 'dornlor en roollsant
les pIlolcB qui ont su ovltor roeuell qui
dOvnlt fnlro couler la barque, leur re-
nouvtilivnt on momo tempi' la coiiflnnco
riu'lls ont cn oux avec l'espolr do voir
arrlver In* bnrquo a bon port,
Vivo la Ropubllquo!
Loon L, Hoy.
' What is war?
• Rightly interpreted it means nothing
more ■ than the phlebotomy that' one
nation practices upon another when
mental balance is overthrown. From
this, viewpoint we may look upon a,
sword as a fleam and a General much
in the same guise as a blood letter.
-War is an irrational formula wbere^
by an attempt to solve impossible problems is made.
What follows a war? *<■■■-■'
To begin ith, many mothers with-'
out sons, and many children without
fathers, and .society has to support a
heterogenous" collection of armless and"
legless individuals.   ,
     i^» —
In a recent trial in Vienna (Austria)
the Attorney general said to 40 anti-
militarists who wero brought before
him: "Yes, gentlemen,' it's perfectly
true that you are, entitled to freedom
of speech but'whilst you are granted
the privilege of saying what you
please, there's the proper way to say
it and as you havo not expressed yourselves, propcrly*..you must take the consequences," What subtle distinctions!
Of the American  Federation of
.   Labor
Tbe following is part of \he 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
be anxious 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.; Homo Stove Works, of
Brooklyn Watch Caso Co., Sag Harbor
, Under these circumstances It becomes the duty of the labor press to
keep Its readers properly informed.
What are papers published for if not
for the purpose of giving correct information?
Cigars: Carl Upman of New York
City; Kerbs, .Wertkeini & Scbiffer of
New .York City, manufacturers of the
Henry George,and Tom Moore cigars.
' oFlour: Washburn-Crosby Milling Co
Minneapolis, Minn.; Valley City Milling ,Co., Grand Rapids, Mich.
' Whisky: Finch Distilling Co., Pittsburg Pa.
Clothing: N. Snellenberg & Co., ot
Philadelphia Pa.; Clothiers Exchange,
Rochester N.Y.'; B. Kuppenheimer &
Co., Chicago.
Corsets: Chicago Corset Co., manufacturers Kabo and la Marguerite
Gloves: J. IT. Cownio Glove Co., Des
Moines, la.; California Glove Co., Napa, Cal.
Hats: J. B. Stetson Co., Philadelphia
Pa., E. M. Knox Co., Brooklyn N. Y.,
Henry H. Roelof & Co., Philadelphia,
Shirts and Collars:'United Shirt'&
Collar Co., Troy, N. Y.; Van Zandt,
Jacobs and Co:, Troy, Cluett, Peabody
and Company, Troy, N.Y.;'James R.
Kaiser of New .York City.
The' Butterick Pattern Company of
New York.
Cement: Portland Peninsular Cement Co., Jackson, Mich.; Utica Hydraulic' Cement and Mfg! Co.,- Utica, Illinois. :  ____!	
Indianapolis, Ind.; Buck Stove and
Range Company, St. Louis.
Bags: Guif-Bag Co., New Orleans,
La,, branch Bemis Brothers, St. Louis.
Mo.  7. .
Fibreware: Indurated Fibre Ware
Co., Lockport, N, Y.
F, whoatloy, Ilankhead, Altn.
3, 0. McNoll, Uoavor Crook, Altn, v Plnclior
J. Durko, Uolk'vno, Frank, Alta,
'  Jamos Turnbull,' Blnirmoro, Alta.
Win, Angoll, Cnnmoro, Alta.
T. Dornloy, Conl City Tabor, Alta.
W. Graham, Coloman, Alta.
O. M. Davies, Carbondalo, Coleman, Alia.
J. Aplln, Cardiff, Alta,
F. It St. Amant, Cardiff, Altn.
Pat (Jaughan, Corbin a. O.
Pat XLAif, DlAuoud City. UtM>.]o_e, Altn.
C. F. Larrler, 154 nollatny St. Edmonton
Richard Thompion-. Frator Flats, Edmonton
N. IlollnRay, 200 Hamilton St., Edmonton
D, R-sos, Fornio D. O. '      ^
0. NImI, Tra-!;. Alia.
J. W Morris, Hosmor, B. C.
J. O. Jonos, Hlllcroit, Alta.
It Evans, Konmaro, jN. D,
L. Mooro, P, O. 113, Lothbrldgo, Altft
W. L. Evans, Lillo, Frank, Alta.
F. Bonneel, Maplo Loaf, Dollovuo, Alta,
M. Uli roll, Michel, D, C.
Noil Duncan, Pft-Bburit, Dollovuo, Alta.
Oscar Carlson, Passburir, Alto,
Chas. 8mlth, Royal Coll., Lothbrldgo, Alta.
L, McQuarrlo, Rocb Percco, Saak.
A. Shaw, Strathcona, Alta.
Wm. RubboH, Tabor, Alta.
E. Brown, Taber, Alta.
J. Roche, li-l-v-u, Bank.
The slnglo taxor regards land ownership ns one of the most fundamental
factors iu our industrial life; tlio-Soc-
lallst considers modern factory production the domlnuril feature of present
civilization., The single taxor rocog-
nixes but ono form of economic exploitation—rent, I, o„ the return mnile
for*tho uso of the lnnd; the Soclrlht
assorts that surplus value,-I. b„ lho
unpaid pari'Of Iho worklngman's labor "Is tho source of all oxplollnflon,
and thnt It Is from lho surplus value
that rant us well ns Interest and profit aro drawn.
IteporL lins It thai tho houso of
lt. I*. Pctllploca of Vancouvor wns
roconlly burRlni'lzod, niul In nddlllon
(o sovornl pninplilotn on' Socialism, carried awny llioy "cnpHwnllowod" two cigars. Such (ixtraviigiitico Is reprehensible nnd cnllH for loud o.oiidomnntloti,
An Investigation should bo mndo at
onco as lo how It in that Parm bud
two ulgurs In'tho houso nnHmokod.
Uno dopocho do Kansas Cily mnv
onco quo lo comlto oxocutlf do l'Asflo-
clation dos patronh du MlHsourl, Kan*
nan, Oklahoma ot Arkanflnn, a refund
touton Ioh domandoH do l'Unlon don
mliiourH ot quo la grove va contlnuor,
Environ 35,000 minours cliomont diwiH
ran roglons,
(II Lnvoralorn Italiano)
L'attunlo orlnamonto Bocialo o la lot-
tft  TMT  Vcflff-fmyn     vjnfln     n.fnUmT.dO
tutti I ftlornl un carattoro sompro plu
rlRldo o ncnbroBo. La dogonorazlonn
cho nfflRgo 11 bocoIo nostro orodo oho
non abbla rlecontro In neuBun'nltr'-opo-
ca della Btorla,
La propotonzn dollo canto unurpat-
k.V*.     LUl.ttii.'*'.'-'- »     '.I..**.     M,fr*w.,bt     ykU.*w
Noancho al tompi del fcudallBmo I
slgnorl onavnno reclttr la commodla
cho hI rccita oggl al mondo conl dotto
clvllo In anoro del vacenro Roobo-
I can I roronntl d'Ruropn da oupltl
cortoBl, Invitano II cacclatoro dl boBtlo
o dl npplniifil nllo loro m-Mis-*, «ll fnn-
no Bcrvlro pranr.l luculllanl, o dftnno
ordlne al gmzottlorl dl Btrombniraro
alle orecchle del colto pubbllco e dollo
indite Kuarnlgicml tutti I partlcolarl
dello plu o mono dlploraotlcho scorp-
acclato. Oil antlchl gaudentl romanl
jnt vcreoKnavano dl fnr aapero alta
plobo a motto dl pubbllcl avviml, I par
2:  nollovuo v Mlchol at Bellovuo,
2: HoHmor v Frank at Ilnnmcr.
2; Fornio v Conl Crook at. Fnrnlo,
7; Michel v Coloman at Mlchol,
11:, Fornio v HoBinor at Fornio.
II: Conl Creole v Michel nt Conl Crook
11: Ilollovuo v Colomnn at ilollovuo,
21.: Ilollovuo v Frank at Ilollovuo.
21: Conl Crook v Fornio at Conl Crook
28; Colomnn v Ferula at Colomnn.
28: Conl Crook v HoHmor nt C. Crook,
4: Frnnk v IIoHtn<-r nt Frnnk.
4: Ilollovuo v Fornio at llollnvuo,
llillollovuo v Conl Crook nt Ilollovuo
18: Hofltner v Ilollovuo at Honmor
IR: Michel v Conl Crook at Mlchol.
18: Frank v Colomnn at Frank
2G: Colomnn v HoHmor at Colomnn
25:Fernio v Mlchol at Pernio
215: Coal Crook v Frnnk nt Coal Crock
'i: Coal Crook v Dellovuo at C. Crook
0; llauiiwi- v Michel i'l ilomiwr
ft: Frank v nollovuo at Frank
111: Ilosmor v Fornio at HoHmor-
10: Frank v Conl Crook at Frnnk  '
10: Mlchol v nollovuo at Mlchol
23: Fornio v Michel at Fornio I'
23: Colomnn v Frank at Colomnn
30: Ilollovuo v Ilosmor nt Ilollovuo
30: Conl Crook v Coloman at 0. Creok
30: Frank v Mlchol nl Frank
0: Ho«mor v Coleman at Ilonmor
13? Hnflmor v Coal Croek nt Hosmor
20: Michel v Ilosmor nt Michel
20: Colomnn v Bellevuo at Colomnn
20: Frnnk v Fornio at Frank
37: Coloman v Coal Crook at Coloman
27: Fernio v Bellevue at Fernio
27: Mlchol v Fronk at Michel
17: Coloman v Mlchol at Coleman.
17: Fornl** v Vrapk nt Fernio
34: Fernie v Coleman at Fernie
(Crowilod out hint wook.)
Mr, nnd Mrs, Krnpfcl and children,
Mr. niul Mrs. Ilnlrd nnd Mr, BurgoH*-*
of Trlwood vlsltod Hock Crook on Hundny,
MIhh Jonnlo Cnffuo rolunioil lo lior
homo In Victoria on ftnliirdiiy.
Mm. Krnppol nnd chlldron vlnllod
with Mm, MciNnb nt Hock Creok on
.Mi'H. Uoho 10, WiiIhIi nrrlvod from
WIihiIiio-.; on Snlurdiiy,
Tlio (ivoiiIiik wIiIhi. club mot nl Old
Waldo hall on I'rlduy ovoning nnd a
vory plonimnt ovoning wiih Hpnnt.
TIiohh iirouuiit woro Mih. Orlffllli, MIhh
Adolph nud Mr, Blowo from IlaynoH,
Mr, iuul Mm. McNab, MrH. McDonald,
Mrs, Hoby, Mr. Bnimlor, Mr. nud Mra.
Wilcox,'Mr. and Mrs. FlomiiburK, Mr,
and MrH, Vorliouf, Mossrs, .1. Tnylor
iinii i/oiiuhi .M.'J'huihpii.
Mm Mt'Niib, rhllil'roii nnrt mnld lofl
for Hock Crook thin wook to enmp out
for n month,
Dr. HoberlHon left hint wuok for a
two weoku trip to Hpoltano and Sont-
NOTICE Is hereby given that the
Corporation of thc City of Fernie Intends to proceed with tho construction
of cement sidewalk on Victoria avenue
opposite lols 1—5, Block G, 1--10^Blk.
10, 1—10 Block M, 0—10 Block 5, ll—*
20 Block !); 11—20 Block 13, nnd that
It Is tlie Intention Ifi hnvo tho total
cost of such sidewalks borne proportionately by tiie owners of property
fronting upon such sidewalks, and to
obtain the requisite monoy therefor
by Issue of Local Improvement Debentures.
Notice Is also hereby given thnt. assessments will bn mndo ngalnst,mich
proporty so benefited by mich proposed BldcvnlkH In order to moot tho
principal and inlerost of such Debentures; the crossings will bo divided
pro rata nmong lho owners of tho lots.
The owners of corner lots are nsses-
■sod for full frontngo walk nnd two-
thirds of sldongc wnlk, tho romnlnlng
third bolng divided nmong tho owners
of Inhldo lols pro-rata.
Tlio tnnii of pnymont. of witch Debentures hns boon mado for 10 yours
with Intnrest nt flvo por cent (fi per
If nny owner or owiioi'h doniro in
ohjor-t to (ho propoHod work or any
portion thereof, tho roqulHltu potltlon
or potltlonn Hhould bo filed'With thu
iindoi'Higiied within ton dnyH from thin
g. ii. noui/roN, „
City Clork
Fornio, Tl. C April 22 1010.
In the mutter of nn Application for
the Issue of « duplicate Certificate
of Title to Lot 4 Block 57 Annex,
Town of Fernie (Map 734A)
N'otU'ii Ih horoby nivon that It Ih my
liitoiillon to Ihhuo nt tho expiration of
ono month nftor tho first publication
horoof n diipllcnto of tlio Cortlflcato
of Titlo to the nbovo monllouod lot lu
llio" name of Arthur Wright,   which
('ortiricato Ih dated (ho 28th dny of
1    il ni-    . .   I   . i... t.. .... i   ninn t
<um'i,. iv nov.
Dlntrlcl HeglHtrnr
Land Ilejclstry Offlco,
Nolson II. C. ,    '
April 19. 1010
Does   Not  Stimulate
Ayer's Sarsapariila does not stimulate. It does not make
you feel belter one day, then as bad as ever the next. It
Is not a strong drink. No reaction after you stop using it
There Is not a drop of alcohol in it. You have the steady,
even gain that comes from a strong tonic and alterative.
We wish you would ask your doctor about this. He
knows. Trust him. Do as he says.  ttAvtt&,LM*\\,Mm.
vWwe' Avert Villi? Liver fill*.   HowlorTTZveUtey been t«idY'n*mmm
it we Ayer'i t'HU? Liver fill*.   How low h*ve they b*#n toldY  N«»rlr ilrty
Hun,   Oo dodor* rccoriirocn-J them?    Ail your own doctor ind Snd out Local Items
Must   have   first-class   references.
Preference will be given to one with
, a good knowledge of. Dry Goods. Western Canadian ^Trading Co., Ltd., Coleman, Alta.
The Court of Assizes will be held in
Fernie on the 17th, Chief Justice Hunter presiding. Owing to the inadequacy of the government, buildings -the
sittings will'be held in the Fernie opera house. ■ ^
O. N. Ross, who has been sojourning
for some time past in Coleman, Alia.,
is back to the fold again. He has a
contract for building 13 miles of road
up Michel Creek that will engagechis
attention for a goodly portion of'the
next few weeks.
P.,Duval, the artistic painter and decorator, is at present engaged in finishing the interior of the residence of
J. R. Young, secretary of the Crow's
■ Nest Pass Coal Company, with a wallpaper named "Emerald," a special importation from the East by our; well
known pharmacist, N. 13. Suddaby.
The Male Voice Party which has
been practising for some months, will
give a concert on the 24th in the
Grand Theatre, 'when it is firmly believed tlint a treat will be provided
to all who are fond of music. Further
details will be given later. In the
meantime however, remember the date
24th of May.
R. G. Duggan dropped into tho office
on his -way back from a trip to the
west which has been attended' wltb
excellent results, and more particular-,
ly so among the miners. This means
that the Eureka Coal, .Company will
"take up extended developments In the
near future when there is every reason to believe that this Taber property
will  materially increase its output.'
The Fernie Athletic Association decided to leave the arrangements of the
Dominion day sports in *. th*e hands of
the committee selected by Gladstone
Local and the'latter has now appointed the following to collect funds:—
John Howbrook, John Kent, Xic Mis-',
cosco, Harry Martin," Tom Saunders,
Dan Rogers,, Joseph Chambers. Thos.
Uphill is the secretary "of the Sports
Committee and he also will accept contributions. All account of receipts
will bo publish de in the columns of
this paper as they are made.
Payday on Saturday will, see about
$172,000 distributed.-among the minors
of the Crew's Nest Pass and although
this is less than it, was last month for
reasons that have, already been stated
we can look for a substantial increase
from now on, as the output approximates same 2500 tons daily, so that
with future prospects in the coal mining industry, all disputes having been
adjusted at Frank there is no obstacle
in the way of "Full steam ahead" and
coupled with the' extraordinary activity in the lumber and milling indus-
,this district.    ,
Once again (he Arcadian village of
Now Denver, located on the Lucerne of
B.C., can boast of news gatherer "The
Slocan Record,'-the first issue of which
made the Jilli of May, has just reached us, and we hope that in addition to
extraction of silver from the adjoining hills tho editor may be..'»';2o'To
carry a few samples am-.Tufwilh him
that lmvo becji.du _ recognized by Ottawa. .. "Tu. tho country adjacent to
■ ibo .slocan Lake undergoing develop'
men"! I hero should  ho room, at least
(luring the fishing season, for an editor to keep tho base moinl hot.
Hot "tea'or coffee served at Ingrams
pool room.
Always roady: ham sandwiches and
coffee at. Ingram's.
If you are a particular s*mokor get
your smokes nt Ingram's,
Just tho'thing curly in tho. morning
,or Into at night: a hot lunch at Ing-
Thoro Is no use talking, lho spot lo
buy your furniture and stoves Is at
thn Trllps-Wond Co, Ltd.
Do you know tlmy soil vpfrlgerntorH
—yos sir. and (hoy aro cheap at the
TrltOH-Wood Co. Ltd,
lOggs I'or sale from pure broil Ruff
Orplnglon. Apply T. I.ynnston,, lllock
107, Annex Hxtonsloni
.nullIon's lull-si In millinery nlso a
largo assort mont of children'!*! lints
nnd bon nol a.    Tho MIhrch l-lnlnr,
I.atpst HtyloH In Ladles Wimli Suit**,
just nrrlvod, nlso flno hosiery, hnnd
1 bags nnd gloves.     Tlm MIrhps Ruler.
llnlley'H Coiiiol Is coming, so nro the
files.      Metier get  Hereon  doors*  and
' window  screeiiH  nt  lho  Trites-Wood
Co,  Ltd,
House for Rulo with !?, lolH iii Wont
Foi'iili); fi roomed Iiouho, wntor.
a til re of I-I. Harper, MdMiorRnii
.(ir nnl.-: ('nbbiige plniiH fiiio per loo;
cauliflower $l por 100, iiIho rhubarb
rootH find hI rn wherry plnnls. .John Mo-
Lncliliui, Wiml  Fertile. -IKe
l-'or Suit': A lot r.OxKli!, nil clenred,
wllh n five room hoime, nicely finished niul iniliit.fl, completely fnrnlHhed.
l-'or Halo nl out- half nf iicfiuil cost,
Hoo  l.yrtiiH, Henderson  Hloek.
It In K'liliK let lio ptelly hoi, lluw
nbout, bamboo nhii.il.-n for >oiir verandah. Tliey hnve tlit-m In all hI'/.ph,
nml the price Ih tlio hiiuiI|-<hI thing
iilioiil lite mnt Ihe TrllcH-Wood Co,,
To Let; New hov'-ii room bouse with
up lo diiln pluml'lni*; fixtures, corner
\ leinilii nvi'iiiii) nud    DnvioH    Htreet,
',I*,. I..*, I,.',.,, ni iI,.
ml,   l\t ..., ,i
for  .May   lm.      Apply  ,1,   M.    Ledger
Two iiei-PH of liinil„,l :t-l ner-'H clenred, Iimiihi- Klx_(l throe bonrd, Hlnble II
\1t 'J Binri'V. flileloMi limine ItM*.! nKn
Un*-.'-! boHi-il. Price UMi ilofhu*N;
$r.0o down, Imlimr-n iu ten montliH. Apply to K. Harper, Mel'|ieinon avenue,
Fornie, II. ('.
Garden Fences
If Villi Ullllt ,1 fruit- built IlI'OUIlil
yonr |-ii>|H'if)-, njiply fur ji.-ntle-
llllll S jlllli tcl'lllh  l<)
H, W, Milne     59 Howland Ave.
The Store of Good Values
Shopping* early on Saturday before the evening
rush will enable us to give you better service and
earlier delivery. Our "desire is to, give you and
your wants our best attention, you can assist us and
this favor will be very much appreciated.
You can increase   the' Purchasing .Power   of
your dollars by trading here.     Our Grocery   Department offers you tlie highest quality of   Table,
Supplies al'lower prices than can be secured elsewhere.
Table and Laundry Gloss Starch
o    , 3 Pkts 25c    .
*1 Lb. 1 .ds. Fancy Seeded Raisins
10c per Pkt
Reindeer Condensed Milk
2 Tins 25c
—A Special for Saturday ■
Keillor's Raspberry and Strawberry Jam
*    1 Lb. Glass Jars 20c
.Royal Household Flour is .the best at any priee,
but our price notwithstanding is lower than what
inferior grades in many instances are sold for   •
50 Lb Sacks $1.75    .  100 Lb. Sacks $3.40
For Saturday we offer you large Hotel size best
quality cream at tlio saving price of   '
" '* 15c per Tin,
8 Lb. Bags-"Ogilvie Rolled Oats, each 25c
3 Lb. Tins Preserved Apples, each 10c
Assorted Cake Icings, Reg. 15c, 2-pkts..: 15c "
Seed Time.     May and Simmers-fully .guaranteed
Flower and Vegetable Seeds.   ,
'-: .10 Pkts 25c
Navel Oranges are "now at their best; for Satr '
"unlay selling we liave some cxtrli large fancy stock
exceptionally sweet and juicy. >.
50c Per Doz.
For Saturday we offer., "The Nettleton". the
highest 'grade American Shoe'made for-Meh* at a
specially low figure. All the spring styles and
lasts, together with the superior quality material
and workmanship' make: this shoe good value at
the regular selling price of $7.5(1 and $8. -
Saturday Special $5.85 ,
Men's Golf Caps, made up in good pattern
Tweeds, Regular 35c and 50e values. *' For
day selling:                                            .
Your Choice 25c
Fancy -
' ly.
See Our
X Call and
X _—■  .;  ■■-->• -•■ ;;*■ ■--
j       W. J.    BJ_,UNDEJ_J_      Qive tis a. call
I For
With every,purchase of 50c or more you are allowed the
most Liberal Percentage ever-given in Fernie, and' bedsides that you are supplied with the BEST in GROCERIES, and the same applies to Gents' Furnishings, of which
my ambition is to buy the Best In the Market.    .
A dainty and attractive display of Lingerie
Waists and Fine Tucked Lawns in all the latest,
styles are here awaiting your inspection. Very
cool aiid fascinating for the warm days, and good
value a*, the regular selling price of $1.25 to $1.75
Your Choice pn Saturday 95c '   ,
Children's Rompers or Play Suits, suitable for
Boys or Girls, made of" excellent quality striped
Galelea in a variety of colors.
.  , For Saturday Selling 55c        ' -
For Pay-Day special reductions in millinery
Department. , ..".--.
Special Discounts in Furniture Department for.
„seven days. •   Are you interested?    , .-,.
For Saturday
Lettuce,  Radishes, Onions, and  Rhubarb; for the best
procurable try7._
j      A. A. McBEAN
I  The Cash Merchant Opp. Post Office §   ,
SUITS   an
and up made to your measure.   The!
latest New York aiid English
Cloth and Styles     7 .
"P A \TTOT?=TTT1\/r   Rooms 2 and 3, The A. Beck Block
Advertise in the District Ledger
__________*«**TOHH-_-_^ -
'' i- i ,l
See Them Early-—Won't last long
For Eafter
the famous Fit-Reform designer lias created a Frock Coat
that is a murvc! of grace and elegance,
Thc master of the craft has surpassed himself in developing
the Pit-Reform   Frock Conl—nnd we offer it wiih the.
knowledge that it has no equal in  '   *tP^^%.
Canada. rf&r     ^j>
In finest Llnmn and Cheviot-silk faced ffr n * J™ JsJj
and silk hned-lrom $20 to $35.       © H&rOw'ife
English Worsted trousers — to, ^W.     y&
complete the suit—$4.50 to $7.50. e      •*$$$&
The Crow's Nest Trading Co,
Sole AgcnU'in Fernie
Boots and  Shoes
Children's Strong Grain Leather Shoes -t to
7 1-2, Kpcoiul por .pair $1,10
Ladies Fino Quality Bind. OxfonlH, -special
per pair $1.8D
Ladies' Grain Loiither Shoos, specinl per pair $1.05
Mon's Working Shoes, Plain Soles or Nailed
'special per pair $2.50
Men's Fine Dress Shoes, spoeinl por pair... .$3.00
Gent's Furnishings
Mod's Black willi whito stripe, Working Shirts
special each   , 25o
Mon's Striped Fliiiiiiolotli*. Shirts, regular $1.2.")
special nt    ." ,75c
Men's Fine Hnlliriggan underwear, special per
suit  ..,...' $1.00
_,ieii'r. Iiiit* iv 6i>il, i'Vil iiiiln ,*.pi:.;iiii, ,, -$i.u0
Hoy's SliirtH, Special line at, each SOc
Hoy's Wash Hlouses and Snitu froni,,, ,40c lo $1.50
— -—t-tt—----—. _-_■■■ ■—-_--    .. .^-^^.^ mt t ini|llM lummmmpmjuiBtBM^Mwi—— -_-_-r_i
Dry Goods Depart;
All (.'olors iii Piiiiimiiis, ('jihIiiiici'o and Taffela
(.'lotlis,     KoRular   d'w per yard, Special nt
por yard 40c
:iil inch. Whito Khuincli-Uo, oxtrn njiocial at per
72 inch wido whito tabic Linen regular $1,00
per yard, speeinl .* ' C5c
11-4 AVhito Grecian Hod Spreads, regular $3,50
special $2.00
All Colors best, quality taffeta silk ribbon, 5 1-2
inches wide for Saturday only, por yard.;25c
Grocery Department
Everybody Iiiih ii jrood word for mil1 Grocery
■ Hootion. " Why? lfcomiHo wo nlwiiyn1' extend
coui'1'.eous treatment to ALL and givo you tho
very bent PRFCKS con.sistont with tho'qunlity
of goods yon get ut our .store.
Specials for Saturday
To arrive fresh for Saturday, Another con.
higniiiciit, of tin-si- Beautiful Carnations 50c per
N'ico Large Juicy OrangoM, per do«on.,, 60o
Fine Table or Cooking Apples, fi Mis. for..,.25c
■**-'l,«.,M-1.,-,vt'!.>'*    O   1 1,   'I1',,.,    O   'IV,.      ('   }■ nr
'      >    -    <•■      • ••'. ,   —    i ,...,   mt , , , *J*IM
Knspliorries, 2 Lb Tins', 2 Tins for 3Bc, 0 for $1.00
IVftrj> or I'caclics, 2 Lb Tins per tin 15c or 7 for $i
uArian*.,   i firnjiioes, Ur-ape  Fruit, Oranoeo,
Freih Lettuce. Cucumbers, Radiehei,|;Qreen Onloni, Part-
„ ley. F-thubarb, Oplnach, Asparagui, Etc.
C Special Sale of Crockery
and Glassware
Displayed on Centre Tables
yard ,..121.2c
The Trites-Wood Company, Ltd., __2»U2
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