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Industrial Unity is Strength
The Official Organ of District No. 18, 17. PT. W. of A.
/Cf°ftL\. b. 'c«y
Political Unity is Victory
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VOL. V.   No. 43
FERNIE,   B. C,  May   28t__,   1910
$1.00 a Year
Hold-up Case Absorbs
Court's Attention
Finish Soon
The  court  opened  at  10.30  a.m.    on
.    Wednesday, morning, His Lordship taking the seat at 10.45.
The Coal Creek hold up case was »ro-
'    ceed<;d  with.      J. n. Hoar, M. _., clulv
•   sworn, said that ho was chief engineer
for   the   Crows   Nest   Pass   Conl   Com-
. pany, and liad prepared tho plans produced. '
,        George Cell, manager of the Imperial
bank,   and   Wm.   Stewart,   testified   re
the signature of Nat Babcock.
Pho.   Claascn,   bookkeeper     for   tho
Trites-Wood   Company   at  Coal' Creek,
,  was  next on  the stand.      Ho gave    a
duplicate  of  the  evidence at  the* preliminary hearing.'
■' J. *W. Quinney, duly sworn, said he
was in the employ of the Trites-Wood
Company as bookkeeper and- as such
had, been, in the habit of going up to
Coal Creek on pay nights to bring the
,. money down to Fernie. He explained
his movements to the Jury on the 19th
of February, the night on which Baird
and'he were held up, but'nothing- of
material interest. beyond that which,
was published in this, paper at the
time of the preliminary hearing was
elicited. However, he now remembered that there were three envelopes that
he got instead of two as he hadprev-
. iously stated. Two of them were
»■? bound together with a rubber band.
With regard to the shot fired at Constable Varlow he did not seo the flash
but heard the report, and from the
sound of the report he would say' the
i     shot was fired downward.'
He was subjected to a very close examination by W. 11. Ross, the counsel'
for the accused men, but held close to
his original statements, During tho
course of his cross examination tlie
■- fact was elicited that* In returning to
the station after phoning to the Fernie
polico Varlow gave Baird a gun.
Questioned where Varlow gave Baird
the gun witness stated it was as thoy
,  were on the.hill on their way back to
the store.     'Asked-why it was that he
did   not  mention   this  at  the  previous
.hearing,  the answer was  that bocause
■■ he was probable not asked.      He- had
tried to give everything in connection
.  with  the case.at that  time.      Counsel
 wished to suggest to ___l_tn_ess_that___'t-.i___
„ Tow had mentioned that the; two liold-
, up men were "near"the store, ami not
behind **the store as stated,* but Quinney stoutly maintained that'- Varlow
had stated that thc men were behind
the store, Asked if he remembered
Varlow shouting '"halt" when he ran
after the two men, witness replied
that ho did  not hear him'say*,so,  but
■ would not swear that lie did not say
same. Asked to recall again the conversation that led,up..to Varlow giving*
the gun to lialrd ho replied that he did
not remember anything being said beyond   Varlow   saying   lo   Bali-d.   as   ho
,v: -handed' the gun '-'Here Tom you had
better lake this," Beyond witnesses
previous statement nothing of additional interest to our readers was uncovered. • * . . ,
Thos.  Baird practically corroborated
„lhe prior .witness, '  The thunderstorm
-■  ' of Wednesday  morning made matters
bo uncomfortable that it was thought
advisable   to  adjourn   to   the  city  hall
where the rest nf Iho proceedings wero
■ held. Ills Lordship drew attention to
tho fact that both Qulnnoy nnd Baird
mentioned at present hearing and at
tl-e preliminary thai It was a full moon
oil tho night ln February, but on looking up calendar he found that there
was not a full moon until tho 23rd of
' tho month,
The cross oxamlnatloivof this witness
was lengthy, and remarks made with
regard to former witnesses will apply
to this case, With regard to tho gun
glvon to him by Varlow wltnoHB said
lie recognized it aH Mr. Fisher's, who
oats with lilm.
Q: T)o you know how Varlow camo
.   to have the gun?
A: Yes, It was glvon io hlm in the
afternoon as ho had Htated that one
of tho Uonlc boys had come away without his gun, and hnd nothing to dofond
himself with, and Varlow aBicad for tho
loan of same.
Q: As a matter of fact did you not
loiul lhe gun?
A: Yos.
Q: Why Is It that you did, not mon-
tlot-i anything about this gun at tho
previous hearing? I don't romombor
anything about tills; why was it not
mentioned? W, It. Rons mado tlio
samo suggestion to this witnoss that
Vnrlow Imd said to hlm tlmt tlio two
men worn "nonr" tho storo, but ho also
was emphatic that Varlow had stated
, "behind lho storo,"
.lamc.H Hnll told tho samo story ns
at tho preliminary with regard to going'up short cut with his brothor Wlillo nnd ,Too Voiron, nnd Hoeing two
men miming behind the Jail with the
Mackinaw cents,
This ovidoneo was corroborated hy
Wlillo Hnll nnd .loo Voaron,
At this junoliii'o W. A. MnoDonald
snld ho proposed tn cnll In nn n witnoss
.laiiins Meiavnv.     This party had not
Q: Do you know Varlow?
A: Yes.
Q: How long?   "
A: Two- years como this August,
,  Q:   AVIiat  was   his   occupation  when*
you first knew him?
A: Ho was employed as policeman on
the city force.
Q; Have you been ori the police force?
, A: No.
Q: Have you tried to get on thc po-'
lice   force   here?
A: Yes.
Q: Was Varlow connected with your
getting on the force? ..
A: Yes. •
Q: Was he against you getting* on or
A: For.'
"Prosecutor asked witness as to the
various* positions he had occupied in
Fernie and witness detailed how he had
been employed during his1 residence
here. Witness was asked what bis
occupation was when first ho became
acquainted with Varlow and replied
that ho was engaged as bartender at
the Northern hotel.
. Q: What was the first place you .had
any conversation with Varlow ln reference to the hold up?
A: In tho Northern hotel,
Court: Give us tho details of the conversation.
Varlow had a man with him whom
ho introduced* to me but whose' name
1 cannot recall tb mind, and stated that
ho would go Into this hold up case at
Coal Crook with me. Varlow said that
tliec Trites-Wood company brought, a
lot of money down on pay-nights, and
at thnt time It was • an old man who
brought the money down. He thought
lt was no good to kill the man for the
money could be taken from him without going to that extreme, There is
a small lime house standing by the
track at Coal Creek and he said that
he could  be  gagged and put In tbere.
Q: When was the next conversation ?
A: Some days later. He brought
this up again. He said that if we
could not get ,the Trites-Wood Com-
panys money we could get the Coal
Company pay which amounted to some
sixty or seventy thousand dollars. He
said that ho was , the only,, policeman
who went up with'these men and that
it would be an easy matter to take it
from these -men on the way up. He
said tliey went up ln the caboose and
that we could ditch the caboose and
secure the ' money, but I refused to
have anything to do with tho ditching
of<~a trnln. He then said that he was
left alone- in the offices of the Coal
Company while some of tho men went
to dinner. Sometimes he was left for
an hour. It could very easily be taken
from Mm then. This lead* however,
dropped through. Varlow said that
we must have the. smaller one., for It
was too easy to be let go.
' Q:Whore did this conversation take
place? ■
i A: While I was at the Northern hotel. Every time I saw Varlow wo bad
a conversation.
Q: Was anything definite arranged
between you as to when this thing was
to como off?
■ A: No; not until the actual hold-up
took place. On the January pay. night
I came up town with my Lbrother' who
had that evening come down- from
Cranbrook. We went up to the Trites
Woods store-as I had business .there.
While on the way we saw Mr. Varlow
nnd two other' policemen- talking by
the Canadian Bank of Commerce. Varlow came across and started to talk and
I introduced my brother to him. Var-
low* asked me' if he was all rlght^and
I said "as far as'l_kn-'o-w-;-, talk to nim"
vourself.'. He then'sprung tho-deal that
night.- -Ha then asked my brother if
■ *»
Male Voice Party Give
Most Excellent
The culmination bf months of hard
practice and constant rehearsals was
ica'i'hed on Tuesday the 24th.
The Grand Theatre * contained as
large and as appreciative an audience
as has ever been seated within its
four walls, but we feel certain that
had all purchasers of tickets been in
attendance it would have^been a case
of standing room at a premium. One
noticeable feature worthy of imitation
was the promptness of the start' as it
was but a "few minutes after the appointed time,, when the chairman, Mr.
John. Shanks, superintendent of the
Coal Creek mines, arose and delivered
a short address outlining the purpose
for which the proceeds were destined.
As this gentleman* is well acquainted
with the locality, surrounding Whitehaven he was enabled to give his audience an accurate description of the
Wellington colliery, which he stated
was the oldest working coal mine at
present in operation.
Allusion was also made to the disinterestedness shown, by the. members
of the Male,.Voice party in unanimously deciding that the proceeds should
be for the benefit of dependants of
those who lost their lives iri the recent
fearful disaster; If'..virtue' is its own
reward then the approbation of..all
present was most emphatically demon-,
strated by .the deafening applause that
A. Grenier, who is;well known all
along the Crow, having been in. business in Cranbrook and Pincher Creek,
is now down here following his profession as decorator and is associated
with R. McGregor. There is plenty
of material1 for theni to work on "in
these parts. 7
Evidences of activity are in evidence
everywhere. A. Jackson is now ready
for business in his new store.
The hall and store of J., A. Menzies
is to be extended ln 'order to meet
with requirements.
Our old friend Mr. Berger that we
had not seen since 'meeting him in
Moyie over a year ago, was busily engaged sizing up various citizens for
glad rags.
If any, of you blow down this way
drop In at the" Coldwat'er hotel, and
don't be. afraid of the name p.i it is
only used as a''"mixer" for all kinds of
heathery and* shamrock waters:
If you desire a sample the new dispenser and mixologist, Walter Snyder
can furnish same provided the chick-
amin is in sight."
" I'or good hotel accommodation you
have a hard job to beat us. < The Merritt is to bo beautified and Mr. McGreg-
gor is the beautifier. ' 7"   ,,
Excuse the brevity of these^ notes,
I w'ah out fishing on the 24th and took
•Cold-water" liquid along. Hm! bat it's
good. ,OJi what a difference in the
Before Making Changes
Miners Should Make
Sure of Conditions
.Iiuiioh Mclsvoy,
boon cnllod at tho prollmlnnry honrlnir,
"Iln hnd notified W. 11. linns that hn
Intended calllnir'tlilH witness, nnd lind
furnished Mr. iiohh wllh ii copy of IiIh
proposed ovidoneo thnt dny, nut Mr.
ItoHH would not I dole nt Hiuna nnd oh*
Jnntoil to IiIh calling him.,      ,   _    ,
W. n. noHH In addressing Ills Lord-
Hhlp nhjootod to (ho Crown culling In
this peri-on hh it wltnoHN now. It wiih
thn uHiinl custom to notify tho dofonco
nt loiiHt ton day* prior to colling of
frusli wll iiohh, giving enny of wltnoHH,
no thnt tho dofonco lind tlmo tn rolmlt
UiIh or othorwlHO,
11 Ih Lordship nnld tho lho dofonco
Hhould hnvo Hnmo latitude glvon lo
thorn, nnd slattd thnt this witness In
tho onoo must not ho cnllod until lho
following wook, ._,,,,
.Tnlm D, Howard, omployod nt Pink-
orlon's Niitlonnl Iiotoctlvo ngonoy, mid
ho saw Tlnbcoclc nnd John IJoIaiig.tr to-
-.other In CninhrooU on throo occiihIohh,
CroHH.oxunilni-il by W, n. Ross iih to
whon It wnw thnt ho saw nabcoek and
ftelangor toga tlmr, wUnsiia raplled on
tho Dili of Mnrch. Uo flrHt saw them
♦ neoihor hot ween two'nnd throo o'clo-ik
and llio, next tlmo botwoon * umi o
n'elnMc nnd tho rtrxtt tlmo nround dinner tlmo, about « o'clock.
Q: Thoro Ih no doubt ns to tho dato
la thoro?
A. No. ...
MaoDnnold: Thin wan tho day boforo Nahcook's arrant, wnn It not?
Court then adjouinod until 10.J0 on
Thursday Mornlnr
Court wai called to orrtor at 10.80
o'cloolc ou Thursday morning.
Ciiho of Rex va. Jamie .Wyllo -wan
brought to the notloo of his Lordship.
An adjournment wai "ked. until the
next sitting* which waa Kranteh, mil
was fixed nt $1,000..   Sherwood Heron*
mer appeared, for defendant.     ...
Cnnflniilnr with' Coat Creek holdup
caso Trod Uelanjter was placed In the
wltneee box, but before ]>«lng sworn,
W. Tl. Tlnss otijented to the evidence,
stating that lislangar had not been
aentenced and that thla would Infill-
enco hia evidence In tha hopes of Ret-
tin* a llrht eentenoe.
Wla Lordship ovar-ruled thla.
mtangar bslng aworn aald that he
waa l» yeare o( a«e_1a*t iih af May.
He had reelded In Farnle for nearly
four yeare ana at the time ef hli •**•
reel waa -employed at a • -brakeman oa
tha U. K. and U. A»k«4 whether he
knew nabeock wltneaa replied that he
he had a g-un and he said "I have a p-un
which I took from my brother s,, but
no cartridges." Crown prosecutor at
this point" produced a.gun and asked
the witness If this was the one to
which' he answered "Yes,"' . •
Q: Where did you get that gun? ■
A: I got the gun from Varlow as a
friend to go _lshlnff,,at Sand Creek. It
lind nothing to do with the hold up.
Mv brothor gave Varlow $2, and asked
lilm to get cartridges as Itywould not
he safo for lilm-to get thom. My bro-
ther naked If this was a safo deal and
Varlow said "You need-not' be scared;
I havo keys that will got you out of any
(all In B. C." Varlow said that he
had a man coming off shift nt 11 o -
clock that would go in ■ on tho deal
with John Belanger,'as I -was not going In with him. as my*wife was sick,
and 1 wont home. Tho following week
I saw Varlow nt Coal Creok, and - ho
nsked mo why -Tohn Belanser had not
gono through with tho hold up. I nnld
that I did not know ns ho hnd gono to
Crnnlirook. 1 mot Vnrlow .sovornl
time-) In'Fornio and on tho train on
tho wny up to Coal Creole. He snld
wo must not lot. it. fall through with
ovorytlilr.B looking pretty good: On
lho night of tho holdup my brother
cnmo down from Cranbrook.
liln Lordship: What did your brothor
como down for? I understood that
Varlow nnd tho othors wore to go In
for tills deal. You did not Invito him
did you?
No nlr. . ,       ,        ,, , ,
Rolnngor continuing his tnlo, snld IiIb
brothor cnmo to his houso. Ho, Frod,
was working night shift that woolc and
thoy wont together up town, Thoy -went
Into tlio Quoons hotel and hnd a fow
glnH80H ot boor. I then wont ovor to
tho ynrd nnd switched for probably an
hour, Wo got out train- mndo up and
I wnH Htiindliig outside tho train whon
John nolnngor nnd Nnt Ilnbcock cnmo
ncronn nnd nsked mo to como and hav©
Qi'Whon did you first, romombor-Booing lliihcock* ...       .
A, T romombor first soolng him whon
I wnn tending liar nt tho Northnrn| Thoy
nlso nuked whoro tho rest of tho train
crow worn. 1 Hald nround Hornewhore.
Thoy thon asked mo If thoy would como
nvor nnd hnvo n drink, nnd 1 snld I
did not think that thoy would rofuso.
T got them nnd wo wont ovor to tho
KIiikh hotol nnd hnd n drink. .Who"
thnv cnmo buck 1 nHkod thom If they
ImiMiiiylhlng to drink but they enld
llioy would go ovor and got a bottio.
Thoy wont away nnd nftor thnt Varlow
enm-i nlong nnd nskod how overythlng
whh looking nnd nlso nskod If .lulin
wnH thoro. T nnld yon. ITo nskod who
wn« with John nnd 1 told him that Nat
llahonok wiih. Uh nskod If Tlahcook
wiih nil right, nnd T snld ho wns nn
fnr nn I know, Varlow snld 'I'm Rind
of Hint for It Ih going to ho a hlff
payday." Vnrlow and J thon mit ,n
drunken snotlon mnn of tho M. . . nnd
M. In Iho cnbnoHO.
QiUp to thnl tlmo hnd, you hnd a
oniivnisntlon wllh Dnhcock rclnllvo to
tho linld-up? . _   ..
I iiHkod him when ho wnH nt tho
trnln whnt ho wiih going tn do nnd ho
Hnhl "1 will show vo" w}<"r ""',,] ,ft'"
Knlnff In with .lohn on this donl." Wo
four then wont to tho cuIiooho nnd
wo nulled out Iho flunk of whiskey, nnd
hndn drink. Vnrlow then nskod mo
If I Imd shown them Quinney, nnd I
ronlled Ihnt 1 hnd nol. Ho pointed
out Qulnnoy who was standlnR on tho
oalmoso stops. Wllnosa thon oxnlnln-
oil Ills tnovomonts until tho stopping of
Iho trnln nt Conl Crook.
,I\mt boforo tho train ronohod Conl
Orenk John HMnngnr nnd Nat Ilnbcock
nut nn n mnoklnnw ooat onoh nnd two
caps Ihnt weve In the caboose. Aflor
I imd dono my swltohlng tin thoro I
wnllred nrnunil snd uncoupled thn engine nnd switched ll prounu umi c-'ui''-
"rt thi< trnln . ,Tus» about this time
1 honrd a shul fired, I stepped around
tl.o othor sldo of thn engine and saw a
mnn running down the hill, and-then
fell. I dont know whleh It was. Ilab-
oocta or my brother! I thought It was
nnlioock. He cnmo out and handed
me a parcel whloh I put In the cab*
ooufi, T did not see my brother get on
here *ii\ii a i**-**-* ii*ut»-it«*4 ■/*»•-** »«•»«■»«
down I saw him como Into the caboose,
Hancock said that In running he had
pained within throe or four feet of
Vnrlow and had nearly knocked hlm
over. He stumbled when' a revolver
which, ha had taken from one of the
men went off. Witness detailed .ho.w
' ih
greeted this announcement;
An excellent programme was then
proceeded   with?  comprising  twenty-
one numbers,,,many of which were encored in the earlier ^portion, but   to
prevent the prolongation of the evening's entertainment until too late an
hour, Mr. Thomas Biggs stepped to the
front of the platform and thanked the
audience on behalf of the participants!
but requested that-recalls be omitted.
Whilst praise unstinted could be showered upon the various performers', the
happy blending of voices of the Male
Voice Party in the several selections,
the excellent manner In which    Mr.
ThomaB Biggs acquitted himself as ba:
ton Bwlnger and vocal    soloist, the
pleasing tenor possessed by   Itobort
Samson, the finished culture noticed
In Mrs. Stovenson's rondttion of that
heart touching Scotch song "My Alh
Folk," tho comicalities displayed both
by Clarldge and Puckoy, Mr, Almond's
Yodllng, Miss Olive Pearson's sympathetic reproduction of the songs selected, and Mr. George Stevenson's masterly presentation of "King    of    tho
Main," dollvorpd in his bost stylo; still
the horo of tho evening was. without
doubt Mastor Alox Worthlnglon whoso
violin solos wero played not only In a
masterly stylo for ono so young, but
with a corroctnesn of technique- and a
depth of feollng that nugur .well for
tho boy's futuro provldotl ho has tuition undor a mastor.
Tho accompanist, Mr. Thomas Phillips, Is also entitled to n mood of
praise. Really It waH an evenlnB woll
spout, and although thoro woro minor
doflclonclos yet ovorybody ovcrlooltod
them and folt that tho wholo story
could ho summed up In a good round
IIIpl IIlp! Hooray for ovorybody who
had glvon tho bout talent thoy had for
thn piirposo of so noblo a* causo,
Tho amount of procoods Is nol
known oxacily yot: but will bo published lator,
Rev. Lashley Jail Goes
to VancpuverfrA Man
Rev, W. Lashley Hall preaches his
farewell sermon Sunday -next ■ at the
Methodist church, .having recently
been.assigned to a new charge, Mount
Pleasant church at .-Xlflcouver, B. C.
We think tliat"having;|)een closely connected with thedoings of the community in his capacity as a citizen a few
words touching upon'this side of the
man will be perfectly In order; his parishioners of course are better able to
form a judgment as to his capabilities
as a minister. His new home will he
quito a change so far as the industrial
occupation of his congregation is concerned, because he has not only been
in a mining ntmosphoro.hore, but prior
to locating In Fernio was stationed nt
Cumberland on Victorhr-Island, which
as most of our renders know, has for
Its principal,occupation tho extraction
of black diamonds, Tho fateful 1st
of August ,1008, found hlm back In
town, having returned tho provlous
night from the first holiday ho had Indulged In during a docade, shortened
on account of tho death of one of his
In order that members of District IS
may know something of what is going
on we will givo a short resume of the
conditions at present existing in some
of the camps both In B. C. and Alberta.     .
. Splendid progress is being made in
Bankhead and Canmore; membership
both lively and increasing.
Lethbridge and Diamond City decidedly flat. ,
Edmonton may be said to be asleep.
■ Taber nolhing to brag about.
Lundbreck quiet.
Beaver Creek active.
" Hillcrest and Passburg   practically
holidaying, and sales reported to     be
Bellevue - excellent, and the future
prospects O. K. '    ■-   <
Lille working steadily.
Frank: All resumed work and moving along smoothly.
. Blairmore:— A very .unsatisfactory
state of affairs prevails here and some
of the workers are themselves not free
from blame.   ", If the workers  would
think a. little   of others and  less  of
themselves they would do better both,
for themselves  and  others;    in one
short word "bum"- expresses the Blairmore situation.       .    -
Coleman fairly good.
Carbondale*. The transportation fac-
idly as possible and the excellent character of the work already effected can
certainly be praised and those iir the
charge are to be congratulated on the
splendid ventilation system that this
property possesses and this from the
view point of the" miner shows', conclusively that his welfare is* not being
overlooked.     It is to be hoped and'it
is believed that this McGilllvray Creek
coal mine will one day be.one of the
most import-ant ones, along the Crow.
Corbin is  practically dead  and  at
present nothing Is known as to when
it may be ro-opened.
Maple Loaf is drooping.
A. C. Brovey has been called to the
bedside of his child In Edmonton, Wo
hopo that the little one may soon recover,
:'«, ',■■'• yJ--'    ■ ■
the money had been shared out and the
Incidents Jn connection with the giving
of (lie riiindred dollars to Varlow, that
we provlously published,
IU was subjected to a lengthy cross-
elimination by W. It. Uoss, who triad
to disprove most nt this witness' evidence. Counsel Intimated that another
Rarly was connected with this but that
dinger waa substituting VarloWa
name for unknown vai
ImllRnantly dented this    .
Ills Lordehlp quest onad witness aa
to how nabeoek eould hav* opened tha
envelopes, which witness said were
opon*-when na received them, but nel-
anfftr sal a ha eculii now account for
(Continual on ptx« 4)    .„
ng   1
. tin I
Tho Provincial Inhibition to ho hold
at Calitary Juno !IOIh lo July 71 h Ih going (o oxcol any provlous offort mado
In Canada wost of Winnipeg. Somo
of tho prominent foaturos will bo,
A mochunlciil milking machine demonstration with Instructive lectures,
An aero yield competition, In which
nil lh#» rrnln prmvn nn nn norc mint ho
shown, and for which practically Si,*
000 Is offorod in prlzon. This foaturo
promlRoit to bo a groat buccobb.
An **xllblt showing tho, different
grades of commercial Btocrs,
An exhibit Illustrating the proco*s^bf
fl-radlng up by tho uno or purebred
Actual forostry demonstration by tho
Dominion Treo rinntlng Division on a
large plot on tbo grounds.
An art and china loan exhibit com-
po»oU of thc beat pictures and china
from the homes of residents of Western Canada. Many families hnve articles of crest value from.their former
homes and you will be surprised ai
tho magnificence of the display. If
you have any article of merit that you
tre willing to exhibit th* nunsgar of
Uu» ttxWUlttou -will tsPPC-^ttUtt ll If yc*t
will let him know.
Lino up of Fernie team vs Coleman
May 28.
■Goal: A. Adamson
Backs: J. Bohlll and .1. McBwlns,
Half backfi: Mills, Wnrdrop oini
Forwards: R, Thornton, 8, Judge,
J. Manning, D. Smith, J. Bembrldgo.
Rosorvo: Appleby and CartledKu.
■ Linesman: Dune Mitchell.
Coal Croek and Hosmor faro each
other nt Coal Crook on Saturday lho
Rev. Lashley Hall
mombors In the hump nt Coal Crook
•...tliiliK Iiiit) bum io (.•'■> Dm iunC iiii/-
ulf lo Ihu di'^artcd b't-lW. Not cu))'
did he rondcr vuluablc assistance to
tho rollof commlttoo, for which his
exporlenco and trnlnlng peculiarly fit-
ted him, but n» n rtiHUlt of labors, no
., 1 ,1 IMI 1.
U*4*»»!4l,       WV **       i»**~l.J.«  >,       ttMv.'-. *.„.,U^,j
given, thn financial status of church
affairs Is certainly largely tho result
of untiring effort on the part of Its
pastor, In so far as the Judicious handling of tbo funds Is concernod, and
those wero most genorous, between 11
^L   ^L   ^»   *fa   lb    &   &   ^r"   1$    G' 4*   ^
♦ ♦
♦ Keep away from Illalrmore, ♦
♦ Alta., Mines, ss men are being  ♦
♦ laid off at that plar*. ♦
nnd 12 thousand from outside contributors and somo two thousand locally.
Although as a studont his Uniu for
years past hns boon noconHnrlly well
occupied and his acquisition In record
llmQ of his dogrooB, absorbed ho much
attention, novortholoss his lllornry product "The Continuity of Revolution",
nlHO demonmrates that by syHtctnlzii-
lion ho Iiiih iiccompllshod that which
othorwlso would havo boon out of tlio
question. TIiIh work doals In thc
first part with tho .Inhvch rollglini,
whilo thn second Is a vory liilor-wllng
study of Individual intorpretullon Iiiih-
cd ou prophetic iioclology, and though
onu mny dlHiiKrno with tho doductloiiH
arrived at, candor compels tho ikIiuIh-
hIoii that groat thought and rare hitvu
boon given to tho subject.
Mr. Hull Htlll rctaliiH IiIh jiohUIou uh
Recrotary of tho Hoard of HxamlnerH,
but tho chairmanship of tho Kant Kno-
tonav district, pshhoh ovor lo thn earn
of Rev. Robert Hughes of Cranbrook,
Whilst grout praise Is due to Mr.
Hall wo cannot let tho opportunity
pass without expressing this bcllt-f that
hiH accompllahments, no' matter how
•wnostly dcalrf-d and diligently strlvcd
for would hnve not reached the samo
position ns they havo had It not been
for tho Invaluable assistance rendered
by his better half- who has been ever
ready to perform, not only thn many
duties Incumbent on a minister's wlfo,
but ho» IncroAMd his nphe.ro. of uw-
fulnoss by officiating in the pulpit
wucuuvur a uupply wtu uccdud,
Tho»« who have been assoclato-d In
the work wltb Mr. and Mrs. Hall regret
their departure and yet congratulate*
them on their transfer to a wider field
wllh tha satisfaction of knowing that
they arc slncorely appfiictatcd, by than***
tbey leave behind.
Numerous functions have held the
attention of the social circle in town
the past week, several of ihem having
been large affairs, and all contributing
to make the week"a busy one.
An affair that   proved   exceedingly
pleasant in every detail was the dance
given by Mrs. Klingensmith in the opera house in Elko for the benefit of
the Catholic church.     The stage sotting  was  a  beautiful  drawing  room,
prettily decorated, both sides and'back
with garlands of wild flowers,  which
Dw vicinity is noted for, also forgct-
ruenots. Mesdames klingensmith, Wilson, Campbell  and  Miss J.  Philllpps,
gowned Jn pink and while received the
guests and the atmosphere that prevailed was of the genuine old time hospitality.     The'music was supplied by
Prof. Evans string band and attracted
the dancers attention more than   any
band that has ever played for an Elko audience.     The floor manager was
a regular moving picture show and he
kept everyone full of action.     During
the evening Mr. Mark St. G. Sampson
of the Metropolitan   opera   company;
sang by special request several classics of the Old Country.'    Delicious refreshments were served lo the large
company  of guests  and  the  waiters
were a miracle of speed and politeness.
Everybody, had a delightful time, as
the flower garden   atmosphere   that
prevailed was typical of the burg that
is known as the Switzerland of   the
Kootenays. The proceeds were beyond
the most sanguine expectations of the
promoter,  Mrs. Klingensmith.'   There
were visitors from Roosville, the Big
Red Apple Country, Eureka, Montana,
Waldo, Baynes, Wardner, Pittsburg of
the  Pass', Wycliffe,  Michel and Hosmer., Mr. Dunning took, the cake, the
only one offered.     The dance lasted
until; four  a.m.  when  the  orchestra
swung  into  the  plaintive  melody   of
the Home Sweet Home waltz.
Garfield's'. Gamble late of the Waldorf, Fernie, is mixing soothing, healing and comforting drinks for all on
strictly scientific principals ,'for the
patrons' of the Columbian hotel in El-
'ko~and~should prove—a~big—drawing-
card to' the tourists who visit this
burg. - ..,
Victoria clay celebration in Elko was
ahuge success, celebrated with enthusiasm by the natives iind pronounced
by everybody the most successful celebration of its kind In the history of
the Crow's Nest Pass.    The big event
of tho. day was the .free for all race
and was won by Little Dick.   Several
thousand dollars che nged hands onlho
race and a few thousand did not, Tho
Indian  pony raco was won by Goes
Like the. Wind, Shooting Star and Flying Cloud for second place and was
captured by thc Flying Cloud.     Tho
100 yard .foot raco professional wns
won by.Dobcrciuer, old mnn Lock taking second; five ran, time 9 9-10 sec.
Wrestling on horseback by five   big
husky braves from .he Big Red Applo
country made Spalding from  Fornie
Jump around with his Bhootlng Iron for
a picture post, card llko a Kentucky
Colonel chasing corn Julco./rho brnves
provided  greal amusement and    tho
event was won hy Lone Wolf lst and
Rod Cloud second.     Tho 220    yards
was won by Doherolnor, Dnd Lock winning second.     Tho squnw raco was
won pnntlngly by Whito Sock Mnry;
100 yards boys foot rnco waB won hy
Tommy  Ingram  of  Fornio,  Cloronco
Swoot of Elko, second.     Tho topoo
building rnco, throo teams computing,
was one of tho most amusing and In-
loroHtlng oyonls of tho day.    It  Just
took Stella Illg Moon and MIhh Clear
SUy 30 seconds lo erect thoir tepoo
poles, spruad ihu canvus und slurl a
flro.      MIhh  Vollowtnll   and      MIhh
Thropfpnthcrs took Hccond.     IlnHoball
1st. to Mlchol nnd 2nd to Ellio.     Tug
of war, Klko North Star against, tho
world wuh won oiiHlly by the North
Hint*.    Tho other rnnos weiv woll con-
U-Blo.l umi iuUUmI to the iluy'H enjoyment,     Everybody wiih pluiiHud, every
body nnl Uf Iod and all had a good tlmo
with the nxe.'iitloii of ono pink oynl,
flon hlMi'ti, crop curod  bohunlc from
Michel who wanted to Hay Hiiiticlliliii:
big, und did not know how until Fred
Roo told hlm to miy elephant. On itc-
One Man Dead—Second
Party Will Pull
As an outcome of a drunken sprco
L. A. Streeter, a rancher, lies in jail ,
responsible for the death of Louis Riley, a grader for Pugh and Livingston
at Dorr,, a small station on the Great
Northern about forty miles south of
Upon receipt of information' regarding the tragedy Coroner A. W. Bleasdell and Chief Constable Arthur Sampson repaired to the scene of tho unfortunate occurrence. Streeter was arrested and brought to Fernio al the
same time as the corpse of tho victim
of the tragedy.
From the evidence obtained it seems
that Riley in conjunction with several
other companions went to Gateway,
which ls',only a few miles distant, and
which marks the boundary line between the province of British Columbia
and tho state of Montana, where the
usual quantity of jag juice was procured for the purpose of treating the
friends on returning home.
The crowd went into the shack of
Swanson and after having several
drinks, Streeter who was outside, was'
called in, but only remained a short
time when he and Swanson wenl off
to get their supper at the cook house.
On their way back Riley came out of
the. shack and then a squabble ensued
Gti'_pf_r> cir*i*i*ri_-__iT_ ilnii
*^H.m   V,Ct-\^l ULI   UV/_ iVMVT
left temple, felling him = like an ox,
and knocking him completely uncon-
selous from which ho never recovered.'   *   " "   "' , .
The family is well known throughout
the province, ,'nQ-father and somo of
the boys having been connected with
the sawmilling Industry al Comapllx,
Nelson, ,Waldo .and .other points.
,,>Thc family had a narrow oacape at
tho time the carbarn burned down nt
_ -.'I; cn, as they were thon living- In tho
lio'iso adjoining.
Trouble at Michel
Dick Armstrong tho bartender who
was punctured by ono of tho womon In
tho prairie village, and fear was entertained for his recovery, is now roportod to be completely out of danger, and
lt Is only a quostion of a short timo,
unless some unforseen circumstances
Interveno Ihat ho will bo back again In
harness. n
Alex, Watson, registrar of lho county
court, Is onco again ablo to bo around *
and intends shortly taking a trip" to
NoIhoii for two weeks whoro It Is hoped he will thoroughly recover his
Tuesday May 31 Ht, noxt J, A, Tormoy and D. E, Sandern will glvo an II-
HiHtratod lecture on tho Kootonia Fruit
Lands of IlaynoH Lako, D. C. Tho
Horlos coiiHlHtH of over ono hundred
storeoptlcon slldos, Everybody wolconio. In tho Htoro adjoining Calgary
Market 'Co.    Full iIIhcuhhIoii Invited.
Noxt Sundny will bo Rov. Lnnhloy
Hall's last Sunday In Fernio, In tho
iiiornin*-, nt 11 ho will nddroHH himself
more particularly to Iho membership
of tin.' church, and nl ulght nt 7..I0 IiIh
adilroHH will pai'tiilio ,of thn nnliiro nf
tin apologia piu \lln. Any frlcudu do
BlroiiB of being preHonl. for the liiHt
tlmo will ph'HHi- tnko nolo, Mr. Mrs.
and MIhh Hull expert lo leave on
TiH'Ndiiy morning en route for Vancouver.
A, ,1. WiiIhmi' who Ih at prcHi'iil on-
gngeil on the coiiHtructlon nf the Homo
Hunk, Iiiih been awarded tho contract
for remodelling tlio Htoro front of thn
count of tho Clival Knocking Railroad j Crows NphI Trading Company, and
Hovornl tlioiiHiind vlHliors were proven- will commence work thereon as noon
tod from coining, Tho (.-ommlttc. In
future will, dvul with Home one In authority. It wan a great tnlHtnku applying to Kcrnlu for a t niln or anything outHtde of a hand car,
Tho organ recital given by Professor
tivuim uf Coal Creek utiraclud uu nu-
rilenc<« late In tho evening nnd the
I'roftWior did not stem to mind it a
bit when llm row punchers and pine
cats cornrneiiced lo dance ta his classic*, no long iih the l'rof. gciH ihe money.
Ed. Kummer was down from Kernle
and fltt«»d up a new range in the Klko
hotol kitchen this wi.k. It was a
quick piece of work nnd a great cn*dlt
to the hotol and hulM-'r. Th-**1 cook
uays it has a draft like a windjammer
iuul draws everything to the ntovv,
nnd saves considerable walking.
The Elko board of trad, is doing
consld-cral-lp advertising and are proving live wlr-M.
T. O. Proctivr of Krtson aud B. rt.
Fram If'-in of CftfRitr;-.*; tyim Elko visit-
ora t|lf wpok.
iih iniileiiiilH arrive. Contract price,
approximately Mono, Plans nro being
prepiu'L'-l itlwo for the building of nn
additional storey, but whether or no
thlH will be effected UiIh hpiihoii Is at
present not determined.
It will i u pleitHiiiK tor our many leaders lo know that ifis a result Inrgely
of thi- efforts of J. A. Torincy nnd aa-
Hoclates the D. N. hnve been prevailed
ilium to iiiaiiKiinitu u Sunday service
bi'tww'n Michel, llDHiner, Kernle, Klko
to Ilaynex Lake, where they will spend
tho day and then return, reaching Fernie In time for those visitors east of
Michel to make connections with tho
O, P. R. evening eastbound. The initial (•■.cumlori will take place Sunday
June nth, and already many ot our
cltljcci ha\c r.hcii assurance of their
Intention to take advantage or obtaining a' day's pleasant outing. If thla
Is sucewMful as tbere Is every reason
to vsp#ct,. th«n a regular Hunday service will bt- wtablls"faf-d until fic-fitftn-
ber. ' r»irth«»r •Waff**-- m Mm.", ' rata,
ate., natt issue. J*--
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THE DISTRfGT LEDGER, FERNlfi,   B. ,,C. MAY 28, 1910
I '-*
resume work, for it is contrary to
their practice to -resume work while
their mates' who have'been victims of
an-accident remain unburied.
The following is an official list of
Heroic Efforts in Vain to Reach Entombed
Men  and   Boys—Many Relatives of
Victims in Coal Creek Camp
(Reynold's Weekly.)
An explosion has entombed ISO mon
and boys in lho Wellington Pit. at
■Whitehaven. Tlie pit is on fire and
has been bricked up, as rescuers, although they tried ' for twenty-four
hours, could not penetrate it. Mr,
Atkinson, chief inspector of mines, is
authority for the statement that tliere
is,absolutely no bono for the men. The
■ pit may not be opened for three or
more months'..
In Iheir last gallant effort lo reach
tlio doomed men rescuers penetrated
to within eighty yards of the hem of
i the. fire, but thoy were so scorched by
the heat and thoir smoke helmets became .so hot that they hnd'to'retire.
The news of the abandonment of the
rescue work caused widespread dismay among the hundreds of haggard
women—wives, sweethearts, mothers,
and sisters of the entombed    men—
• who have been keeping vigil at the pit
brow, waiting sadly and silently for
some indication from the rescue party
that there was still hope,of saving the
lives of the men.
One woman who has refused to leave
the precincts of the pit has lost her
husband and two sons', as well as three
In all there were 13G men in the pit:
Six,*of these were rescued. As many
as eighty-eight of the victims are married men. Tho list of names shows
a large number of relations who have
"sirareel a .common tiTfo"
hard hit of bereaved families is that
of' McAlister, which-has been practically wiped out. Tho.father (who
was known only, ainong his mates as
"Shutty")"was fifty years of age, He
was a contractor and employed a cans:
or men, among them his three sons, a
son-in-law and three noplftws. There
are several other cases of fathers and
sons and nuite a number of brothers
among* the killed.'
Rcneath the'sea Ho the doomed miners, for the pit is a very old one, and
ils workings go nearly four and a half
miles straight out into tho North sen.
It is at the vory ond of the workings
that thc entombed men wero engaged.
The pit comprises a long road three
miles long; loading from the winding
shaft, to the friction gear,, round which
runs an endless chain six miles long.
From the friction gear radiate, after
the   manner   of   spokes   In   a   wheel,
liv; .e workings, oach a milo or moro
in length, and it was In these workings
Unit tho men were engaged.
Men (jo to Work
At flvo o'clock lu Iho evening eighty
three bowers and flfiy-threo Bhlftsmon
men and boys, went, down for tho work
of the night, und dispersed in lho wor-
kings,     Throo hours hit or men heard
ut, Iho top of iho shut'l, u fnlnt rumbling noise,    Thore could bo no mistaking Its significance, und Ihey rushed to
tlin telephone! which connects ihe surface wllh Iho workings of Iho mine.
Thoy found ihu wires broken and   all
(•rinmiuiilcnilon  wllh  iho mon  hulow
cui orf. Rescue panics woro hurriedly
formed, ami modlcnl mon wore summoned io lio roady nt tlio pit brow.
Tho roneno part leu worn at first, driven
bnck  by  the  fumes  that  filled    tho
shaft,  and  progress was vory slow,
.our hours past-oil wll limit any nows
nt Dw, entombed nidi.    An enormous
crowd.of i-elutlvoH imd friends of (ho
milmiihod   nii'ii  hnd   gathered  at   the
Iill brow, bin there wiih no w.'iiip "f
Informal ton to rnnflrm or relief their
I'ei'lliigs.      All  ihm   -am:!  known   was
the fad thai an i-splo-ilon hud occur-
nd.     .\'u il. fiiii'.i   ...ii.;.* <-f iln; i-.\)i!o
workings,' which are estimated to be
three milos beyond that point. *'
A Heroic Miner
The rescue of Walker and Gregory
was due to a splendid piece of heroism
on tho part of a man liazned J.'Ferryman. Roth Gregory and Walker are
about fifty years of ago nnd when they
discovered that there was something
amiss they mado a dash for the road.
Soon they found themselves gasping
for breath, and staggering blindly on.
Gregory cried to Walker to como up
to cover up his head with his coat
to keep out the deadly afterdamp,,,but
Walker had left his coat behind. A
few yards farther tliey struggled and
then fell almost' unconscious to the
ground. At that moment Ferryman,
who is a much younger man, came up
also seeking safety. He is "an embu-
lance expert and dragged the men to
where tlie air revived them sufficiently lo make a'fresh dash for their lives
and all three men reached the botlom
of the shaft. Walker and Gregory,
still in greal distress went at once
to the surface, but Ferryman remained
below for some time, helping the rescue party that was quickly' on the
scene. Another was subsequently-
brought to tho top "'in the person of
Tom Douglas.
Another, hour passed and shortly
before one o'clock John Wear-of the
Ginns and Joe Kenmore,.North Quay,
Whitehaven, were brought up appar-
ently""littlo .h"e~worse~for"their"terrible"
experience. They both returned to
their homes but Wear was not long
away when he returned to the pit-
mouth and desired to go down.-lnit he
was prevailed upon to remain on the
top for the present. Wear and
Kenmoro had been working in ono of
tho farthest parts of tho pit when a
cloud of smoke swept down and enveloped them, With eleven other men,
including Wear's sou, who were working in tho same section, they decided
lo make a dash for life. They groped their way through tho dense smoke,
laden as it waa i *vV !i poisonous gas,
and afler a long struggle succeeded in
getting near the pit shaft, whero they
woro picked up by thn rescue party
that descended' first,'.
No Ray of Hope
, Tho rescue of theso mon raised lho
hopes of tho watchers, and another
party doscendod, carrying with thom
flro extinguishers, and appliances of
all sorts,    llul, (hero was no other vay
of hopo to cheer the anxious watchers.
Mombors of iho rescue parlies who
camo up to tho lop.for fresh air only
brought back the  gloomiest reports.
Thoy snld tho nilno was burning and
that lho Imprisoned mon woro all cut
off by a fall of onrth.    A fow of tho
men  woro believed  (o bo lu roniolo
parts of tho workings and woro cut off
only hy tho smoke, but It was utterly
Impossible to locato thom In lho terrible- conditions tlmt existed.    Tho big
crowd spout tho ontlro night without
getting u scrap of Information    thai
could glvo thom any reason to hopo
for lho safety of thulr friends.     All
night long thoy walled dry eyed, anxious women,     strong niou   wllh lho
grime of tho pit. on ihem, but no nows
cnmo,     The dull  boom  of  tho  soa
on I he shore n fow yards nwny ami tlio
Ihroh of lho colliery engines woro Ihu
only sounds Unit brnl-o thn silence of
tlm hours of the night nnd lho early
inoiiilng.     Towards morning   hmvoi'iiI
women dropped from exhaustion   nnd
grief nml hail In be iikhIsIoiI buck to
lliolr houses,     All day n Hllciit band
v..tlc!nd iitouml tin- pit mi-nth, Rands
nl' reMrU'i't*  usivndeil  umi descended
Mon I.i ii;: jd  pn.-i-'lbl'- b».l  U  lit hup
posed dint In ..(.iim* way u fire stiii'led • but  nil their work nml efforts wore
near the I'llcilon r.cnr.     At m n tre-jfrulilcss.
uieiiduu'*-cM-li'.-l-'U iiiu-t hnvo nci'iirri'dl Th" fli*" liicn-at-ed mul Hi" vciliiiwn
whlrh Mould llll Ut" wordings wllh |nf Kinoki' rendered the win*!; more ilif-
>,mol!", but mi far away from the pirjfliult.     Mining etigliicoi'N and rcm-iio
,.,-   .,..*... «<,.*.«
( f   Mildhiwr '
it expedient lo bring tho rescue party
out of the pit, a move which created
tho deopost. foreboding. Hundreds ot
distracted relatives and friends of tho
entombed men continued lo crowd in
around the pit. mouth,* the women making piteous appeals for the work to be
carried on.
From early in the evening car loads
of iron water pipes wore carted inlo
the pilyard, but for what purpose they
were to be used could not be ascertained unless it was a preparation for,
the last contingency of flooding the
mine. There could be no denying
the fact that the position which had
always been critical,' had now grown
desperate. . ti       ,        '
The rescue' parties had done heroic
work, but it had been gone about so
unostentatiously and so quietly that
none save the members had any conception of the difficult struggle and the
attendant dangers their efforts had involved: , ' i
* The whole district they had been
able to cover before the fire drove"the
workers back had not been more than
140 yards. This in itself, under the
circumstances, was a splendid accomplishment, bringing them as was expected within eighty yards of the
flames.                    '
Noxious Fumes
;   Heroically gang after gang of ■.volunteers had entered thc mines, risking
death by suffocation in. the hope,   of
was moro*dangerous  than  the  first.
The fire which followed the explosion
was spreading with great rapidity and
the passages of the mine were charged
with noxious fumes, and after a consultation  tho 'officials  came  to  the
conclusion that, life being impossible
in the pit, the only course possible was
to prevent the complete demolition of
the pit, and the adjoining William and
Ladysmlth' pits 'was to brick up the
passage through which tho fire was
fed with air.     Only by tho suppression of the fire could tho bodies of the
unfortunate victims bo recovered;  so
after midnight a gang of workmen descended the shaft not with nny iden
of rescue, but to carry out tho only
possible method of stopping tho fire.
Thoro was something grim in     tho
thought that thoy woro cutting off the
only way of escapo for tho imprisoned
miners should by any chimco some of
thoir number ho alive'.    Yet thai up-
ponrod an Impossible Idea.     Tho atmosphere bf tho pit foi* somo distance
beyond the shaft was such as to oniiso
When tho news of this flnnl stop
spread through the crowd of waiting
women and mon sobs of despair shook
tho frame of many a poor woman,
whoso widowhood this proclaimed.
Somo of thoso brbkon hoarlod wives
hnd remained nt tho pit- head for 2-1
hours, hoping against hopo. It was
In a dull stupor that thoy woro load
nwny by friends. Somo,' robolllouH nt
lliolr l'ato, refused to bollovo this sail
assurance—that lunaer to onlorlaiit a
hopo was futllo, Thero was no shrieking, and no hysterical outbreak*--.. Tho
wlfo of the collier Ih ho familiar with
the dread of iIIhuhIci' that-In hor hour
of trial sho boars up -.villi n Ht.ihn!
heroism, A cnm-Hponik'nl hiiw quo
of Mm many widows whom tho iliwiBUiv
has made Hitting on lho roadway of
tho Bleep hill lending to ilut Wellington I'll, -Seldom has ono wll ileum'*)
mich a picture of hhiiik despair. HIio
snt In the bright ntinnl\liie nt a mockingly lovely morning, her head mini*
between her ItiiceH; nnl a innnii oh-
••npeil her, bill her poor Inline hIiooIc
with ('(iiiviilr-ho hoIm ami she fs one
of many. Thero Is mourning Indeed
In Wlillohuvon.
Boy Scouta Amonfl Vlctlmo
Wellington   Pit   wiih  practically de-
jecture is that the glass of a safety
lamp may have been broken: The
majority "of the victims are married
men. Among the lads wore two boy
scouts, and the local troop of which
they were members waited outside the
pit with their stretcher, hoping to be
able to help their comrades should
they lie brought to the top. Iii addi-j
lion to tho actual' personal loss of- so
many breadwinners, the disaster is a
serious thing for the town of Whitehaven, for weeks, perhaps, months,
may elapse before work can be resumed at the pit. Tho other pits in the
neighborhood are, of course now standing idle.
Survivors Interviewed *
■ Kenmare, after assisting in rescue
work,.was interviewed by a correspondent. "1 was in a working with three
other men,' ohe said,' "when we heard
a sound like a landslide on the side of
a hill. We thought at first that there
had been a fall of earth, and we ran
out into tho main haulage way to see
if tlio .fall was there and if we had
been cut off. We were turned back
as we reached the haulage way by a
blinding cloud of thick dust. We all
stopped to take- our bearings when
some other men came along out of the
other workings. Then we tried to get
to the doors which direct the. air and
were driven back by the smoke. We
made another dash for the shaft and
were again driven back by the smoke
and bad air, which was getting worse
every minute and making-it harder
for,us to move. Several of us were
choking and were hardly able.to move.
We turned back away from the shaft
in search of better air for we knew
that if we went ahead in that working
we would soon go under. ■ We found
a working where the air was clearer
and here we stopped lo get our start
again. . Then Jack Wear said to us:
"I'm going to make a try. Who's coming with me?" I said "I'll go," and
we set off' to, try and find a celar
road through to the shaft. We. headed into the smoke and then we struck
tho friction gear, That was on fire
entombed men ,at the Wellington
Whitehaven: , „        ..                 ...
Henry McClusky, sr., married
Hy. McClusky,.jr.; married
,   James McClusky, single
George  Smith,  married
William Heslop
William Bell     7
'   Joseph Heslop
Charles   Heslop
John Wren
R.  McCourt
James McCourt
(       Tom McCourt
John McMullen
M. McCumisky
George Brannon
Tom Brannon
John Brannon
.Edward Butler
William  Kelly
Joseph Reid
John   Hutchinson
Joseph Farrar, single
* James  Roney, married
Edward O'Fee
,,      Jacob Glaister
A. Brocklebank
Edward Nicholson
James Rothery
William Henderson
D. Branch, single
James McGarry, married
Thomas   McGarry
John  McGarry, single   .
William Benson, married
Arthur Trainor, single,
James McBain, married
• Alexander Gregg
Joseph  Riley, single   "*.
A. Corkhill, married
Joseph   Butler
Joseph  Reid
John Joyce   ,
Tom Joyce
., Joseph Fidler
John  Connor
Patrick Connor
G. McCumisky
■ Robert Wear, single
William O'Pray, married
Joseph Lucas
James Moore   ,
'Henry Mocre
A. Ferrie                         ,,
W. Walker                              .
John Harrison
Henry Harrison'
—i Jonathan-Usher ?	
45 Steam-Heated Rooms
Hot and Cold Baths
The King Edward
Fernie's  Leading  Commercial _ Hotel
The Finest Hotel in East Kootenay
J. L.   GATES, Prop.
Vicroiti.v Ave.
Pernie, B. 0
Fernie Livery  Co.
Building & Excavating
Wood     for     Sale
Sole Agents for Fernie Coal
Prices   moderate   and   satisfaction guaranteed
F. G. White,
Rizzuto Bros.
down on the low side lo get pnst.
Tho tubs, were'knocked down and also
there were falls and we had a hard
time to get past. Two or three times
we thought we had missed our road.
We liad our lamps and they burned all
right enough, but they were very littlo
use, because fb^, smoke" was. so thick
that' wo could hardly see. The wires
and everything were down, and it is a
wonder we got through it It took us
I think, about three quarters of an
hour to gel through the distance, that
would he about three quarters of mile.
We wero done when we got Into tho
fresh air. Tho first fire wo came
across was just like, a lamp, I thought
It was someone at tho friction gear,
and shouted but got no response, ond
when wo cnmo to it we imw It was
flro and got hy on the low sldo. Tho
other flro wns only to or three yards
Jack Wear, who nccompnnlod Konmaro in tho dospernto rush, gave tho
following account: "I was working In
No. "i north and had with mo four-
toon colliers, two joinei-H, and as near
as 1 cnn toll, olght lads Including* my
own, who work alongside mo, Tho
first I know thnt anything was wrong
was when the lads shouted out 'There
Is something gono wrong!' My lad
shouted to mo nnd told mo wo had to
como out so wo all came out to,tho
level, Konniaro anil I made a dash
through tho fumes which tho other
chaps could not got through; It was
a terrible long brow nnd both of us
wero done for whon wo 0111110 to the
nnd. Hnih of us lay down govern)
limes. Wo hnd to como uphill all the
way and wo could not. como very fast
oii account of tho ninolcc. I thought
If wo couhl got through wo could help
tho .othoni. that Ih why I cnmo. I
thought tlifil somebody would havo 10
uutlco a nlni*t."
RoiOponlng of the Pit
In an Interview Mr. 11. Stoolo, the
niiiniigci' mild: The decision to wall up
lho niliK! was nnt 11'unitoil to until
tlK'i'o was not an atom of hope of finding any of,, the victims alive The
ilnngor of further explosions was nlso
Imminent, Kfforts at recovery woro
curried on by experts wllh specinl life
wivlm*-'npiinriititn, nnd wlillo tlio pnrty
using the sinolin holrnc-tfi woro ablo lo
approach the affected district _ oiikIiI-
l      . . ,        ,,        . 1
A full line of shelf and   heavy   Hardware in stock together  with, a
complete range of Stoves
Furniture Department
Our Furniture Department embraces the
most unique and, up-to-date lines.   .
.,' ".  Come in.arid have a-look
■1 (-(en ii 1
VM1I1 their Vnt" und fruitb  \V-'\\  Mi' 'c'li-dlMiin (if 'bo mine wn-', •.■neb n-. to
weary waiters hnd gone In their honie«]vetid"r tln> task futile and highly dun-
ti.il.n   ,,.*.!   ......in,^     **"*   .-**.
,,..,*■'.      •    ■'*'   't •    ,'        -'"
iii" up ih<' '-haft,     At  nbout  twemy'fur copiiiK with enllli-ry dlui\sli-rn   in*
niliiuti-H «' n.liliik'hi two im-ii who had iilveil from different purls or the north Mo  seek  nn  escape  from  finlguo  In IgeroiiH to the would-be rescuon*.    Mr.
bi'i'ii workliii. In the pit wi-n- bronchi -nf England and set lo work.    Tliey re-
tip nllve, itn'Kt. bi'lng .Ice-    Wnlle'i' nt ■'ported Ihat lhe cxplortlon Iuul cliakeu
tJrcgory, of Black (iiim**-, Wliltthnven. jlu-r of the workings had fnlh-u in. and
'iluir th" innln rondwnyH u* .*■» IuipaKfi-
able In several placoH.
Mr. .1. It, AtklnHon, II. M. Inspector
of Mlin'C of XowcaMlle, arrived lu (he
nfierncMiii. nnd at once went down tho
pit. iim) superlitlenilcd the m-h< in- work
They were In an exhaiiMed criiidiiluti.
and aft'.T being ni'-dhally nttemled ut
the mine both were conveyed lo their
liomi'N. '
These two men  were employed uh
hhlfliiiie n at  uh.it I,-. Known as Hink
Turn, about <wi' miles In. nml'Uimmli Ithi-r-'. Tho sucrcfliilve nartle^ ench
Ihctr (iiiidlthui v-,-1!-, not fic-rlous, ihejtimde, It Is reported, fairly rond jiro-
fact Unit they were overcome In • Un*"Inn-nn, and about flvo o'clock It was
main road wlwu- tlw truth nlr Is Ilif'.es'lmftK-d tbat tiwy w. n< wry close
heat, naturally r;uo vHo to •.■*■■*• ton a j to the flic, hut. unfortunately It began
-fori-bodlniri a* tu ihe tato nt Dwlr lio tret the better of Ihem The bruit-
mmradi-e who worn ttirtlwr In, nml!lie clnth became exceedingly hot am!
wore i-iipKlally The hotei'M In     th»»Jat coven o'clock Mr. Atkliuon deemed
Hleep.     Krom the shnft Inp of the III*
11t-.1iT-.--1l mlno flouted al  half mum n
i-,.i, „    t. ..i-        r..   '.; .    ...jii ;..-   ':ff}'-
nnHciiibled Mr, .1, II. AtklDHon
the chici Irinpector of mines for tho
tllfltrlcl; Mr, I.eck, ato-lmaM. ItiHpoetor;
Mr. Hieulo, inarniter of tho Wellington
I.I; Mr. J. Hendry, under manager,
nnd Homo other official**. Tho role of
tho rulHHlng met), wuh complete, and It
wnn being n-vlaed In order that an
official Ktatetri'ii! co'ilil be drawn up.
In the ohBcnee of official Information,
the vaunt* <d the- <-,\plo.slon iH-ems to bo
a mystery. No shots wero fired within ten hourn of the explosion. Iho mine
belnit an old one. No electric lump*
nro used In the pit and tho only eon-
Steele said thnt throe montliH would
probably have to elapne beforo the pit
••""'' ■ ■ ■ ■ ? '.'*,'. i'.'''.';; ' '■'
Dw. dlciiHicr will therefore Ilo na Ihey
w«ie uvi.'iiuheii hy tlio polHonoiis
fiime.i fnr thnt period, Tho police
•stale thnt In tho absence of tho bodies
no lii'iiii'Ht will be held In the meantime: hut of ccuirwo tho Board of
Trade inquiry will ho opened forthwith. Nothing but conjecture la likely to be mhnnrod as the aiu«e of the
dUnnter until tho pit l» opened onco
more. Ji in fenrwl that on account
of the Rijpi-T-Jtittons ot the minora that
nemo time will elapse beforo the col-
Item em-il'iyi d at the adjacent and aa-
aoclnt'-d pita  way he. persuaded  to
1   W. J. O'Hara ;
'   John Armstrong
George Armstrong
Dan Lewthwaite
Ralph Walker
Henry Glave
W. J. Dunn, single
Jos. Stephenson, married.
Fred Stephenson
Joseph Vaughan, married
John Taggart *   .
James Taggart
Edward Taggart
R. Johnston ,
Joseph McQuilllam
Mark Fisher'
John Reid, sr.
Joseph Reid
John Reid, Jr.
Peter Greenan  *
William  Benson
Alexander Garroway
John Garroway
William Elliott     ••
John McAllister
Isaac Wren, married
Hugh McAllister
George Ritson
William RobinBon
Tom Wren, Jr.
A. Tinnlon .single
James McCormick, married
William Walker
John Connor, brake
Jamoo McAllister, single
James Ritson, Jr.-, lamp cabin
Robert Cooper, married
Tom McCourt, single
Thomas O'Nell, married
J. Wright, married
J, D, Luci-iis, single
J.   McAllister,   single
Edward Lynn, single
R, Smith
W. Walker
James Irving
William Mitchell
James Taylor, bogle
..William Wilson
James Ferryman
Henry McAllister
James Monsop
John Mtilllns, bogle
Jnmes Smith
John Davy, brake <
John McCormick, lamp cabin
Thomas O'Wara, bogle
Robert Gnrrowny
James O'Pray
.Mei»pli   qniithwnrrf
H. Roqan, i'
D. McLaughlin
Matthew Welsh
H. O'Pray
George Doyd
Iridic Welrh
Benjamin Cowle, overman
Tom McAlllater, married
Edward McAllister
M, Anderson
James Kennedy, ilniflo
John Weir, ar.
George Kenmare
S. Gregory
Joseph Wilbar
Tom Douglas
J. Ferryman
Singer Sewing Machines Co.,
Fernie, B. C.
Why be without a Sewing Machine when you
can get one for $3.00 a month ?
Needles and Oil always kept in stock
Wm. BARTON, Agt/(North of school) Pellatt Ave.
of Canada
Quarterly Dividend Notice
Notice is hereby tfivon that a dividend of Six Per
Cent, per annum upon the paid-up capital stock
of'the Home Hank of Canada has been declared
for the Three Months ending :)lst May, 1010, ,
,, and tho .same will be pliyable at its head ollice and
branches on and after Wednesday, the Iirst dny of
.Tune next
The Transfer books will be closed from 17th to Hint.
May, 1010, both days inclusive.
I'y order of the I'oard.
(ieneral Mn linger.
Mead Olllce, Toronto, April :21st, 1010
John Adair, Manager, Fernie Branch
Lumbor,   Lath, Shingles, Sash, Doors
Koatfy to Supply
tho hiillillnif wnntu of tho onllro
community la how wo Inventory
Block ut thiB lumbor ynrd.
8a«h Doors, Window
Frame**, No wo I Post*, &c
wo show n flno lino of. A vl»K
lolhlB office beforo building will
bo of great asslBta*nco to you.
Prlco* Satisfactory
Phone S3        P.O. Box 32
OF-MOt -iMJVAHtt, Ucf M4U-40H AVl^ 0?P. O.N. OIPOT, rKRNlK.
*•  i»
*-**.w^*.^»iB*.a#-^«* -«y ■*•* /■"•fs"
i>iRi_<yr/^ iiAG^aRic ^ Ki^G^RM
818 or 918—Elevated Tank or Flush Reservoir for Coat and Wood.
Made' of the Best Blue Polished Steel and Malleable Iron.
The "Dominion Pride" Range
MADE IN CANADA and is placed on the 'market in response to a demand for ai
Range combining the sterling qualities of Malleable • Iron ami "Polished Steel,
Unbreakable, Unwarpable, Indestructable, Economical, Design Attractive, Perfect
Cookers and Bakers, will Last a Lifetimo with Proper Care,
The onllnnry east iron range is at best a disappointing investment to the purchaser, u
so soon does it exhibit the'effects of wear and tear, unavoidable in a range constructed
of such frail and brittle material. The Combined Malleable Iron and Blue Polished
Steel Rnngc is ,the nearest approach to Absolute Perfection ever designed for Comfort, Economy and Satisfactory Domestic Service and, wherever installed it wilt
prove itself a continual object, of Satisfaction. The price at wliich it is supplied ia
so modest that it is brought easily within the reach of every prudcat family.
 •    ■..;•    ■.-.;,., '    '        GUARANTEE
.' 'Dominion Pride"!. Ranges are sold ou the following Guarantee:   If any casting proves
defective in twelve months from date of purchase, wo will furnish samo
free of charge.- The above Guarantee is very broad, no ifs or and'a,
and any casting that would have a flaw in it that we failed to seo
in thc course of construction, such flaw would show long before
the- twelve months have transpired when Are is put in range.
Our placing direct to the consumer our"High Grade "Dominion'
Pride" -Malleable and Polished Steel'Range, as fully described"
in our descriptive circular and guaranteed, for less than you can.'
buy a cast iron range. We are enabled to make this extraordinary
offer by our Direct from Factory to Kitchen Plan, which saves
the jobbers, retailers, traveling salesmen and their expenses,
giving the consumer the benefit of these savings, which in reality
enables the consumer to buy as cheap as the wholesale jobber.
■Why not buy direct from the Manufacturer and save the middle- .
men's'and retailers' profits'? "Dominion Prido",Range if sold
through the retailer or traveling salesman would have to be sold
for $G9,00 to $7S.OO, according to the territory, sold in. Our
priee, direct to the consumer, is as follows:' "Dominion Pride"
Range, S-18. or 9-1S top, with high closet shelf and elevated tank
8 joints of blue polished steel piperand 2 elbows, delivered to
anv railway express station iu Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick,
Nova Scotia and P/inco Edward Island for $11,00 (We Pay the
Freight), and delivered to any railway express station'*:- Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan and. British Columbia for $49.00
(We Pay the Freight), $5.00 to accompany order, the balance
to be paid when range'is delivered io you. ,If not convenient
to pay cash, will accept your Note.
Write for our Descriptive Circular.
Work to bo Rushed With
All Speed—Galloway
To be -Junction
WINNIPEG, May 24—An early start
on the construction of the Kootonay
Central Railway is indicated by tho
decision of the C.P.R. to immediately
call for tenders for the work. It is
reported that the bids will bo required
to be in the hands of tho officials of
the company in this cily by the end of
the present month. It is understood
that this means  thc starling of the
*,' *•
work this summer.
At tho outset but 25 or .30 miles of
tho work will be awarded and contrary
lo general expectations construction is
lo be started on the south end of Ihe
line instead of the vicinity of Golden
al the norlhern end.. Several years
ago ten'miles of grading was done to
the soulh from * Golden on the main
line of the C.P.R. but the sleel was never laid on that section.
The Kootenay Central, following
the valleys of the Upper Columbia and
Kootenay rivers, will link the main
line of tlie Crows Nest Branch with
the C. P. R., traversing a valley reputed to be rich in mineral and agricultural resources.
At its southern end the railway will
join the Crow's Nest Pass branch at a
point somo miles east of Cranbrook,
near Galloway. Last year representations were made lo the C. P. R. by
the citizens of Cranbrook with a view
to having that town made the junction
point. The company caused surveys
lo be" made but it was found that the
route to Cranbrook was impracticable,
aiid Galloway will be made the junction. '
From Galloway the road will be run
to' Fort Steele, thence along the valley
of the Kootenay to Canal flat, past Upper Columbia Lake and*down the Up-
*Columbi"a~Ri"ver""t"o— Golden: *
B. E. WALKER, President
Paid-up Capital   $10,000,000
Reserve Fund'   -    6,000,000
Branches throughout Canada, and in United States and Englana
Every facility alt'orcU-d U> fanners and  others for'tiie transaction of   their banking
business.   Sales notes will be cashed or taken for collection
equal facility.
L. A. S.  DACK,    •■ . Manager, Fernie,
Accounts may be opened by mail and monies,
deposited   or   withdrawn   in  this wav \vit_
Wc have all thc choice cuts in Beef,-Pork
Million and Veal, and can supply you
.with anything you require in this line.
Butter, Eggs and Cheese
Our J hitter, Eggs and Cheese are the
best on thc,market and arc sure to please
Fresh   Cured   Hams  and
Bacbn in Stock
P.   BURNS  & CO., .Lifnitedf
Phone No. 31 fl "'*   f
Delivered to amj Roihvatj Station in
Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova
Scotia and Prince Edward Island.*1
We pay the freight;        -  ,*
Delivered to any Railway Station In
Manitoba, Siberia, Saskatchewan and
British Columbia  Wc pay the freight.
.   '' ■      Manufactured and Sold only by the
Canada Malleable S Steel Range Mfg. Ce Limited. SKo
Evidently in expectation of tlie Kootenay. Central being built in tbe near
futuro the C. P. 11. are busily engaged
clearing about 50'J acres near Jaffray,
which will be sold on easy terms lo
bona fide ,so.*i!3ib. -Th-i price,, we
understand is io be on the basis of %s>
per acre in excess of the actual cost of
, J. S. Dennis of Calgary paid an official visit, of inspection io the trail
last Saturday.
the 41 Market Co.
.Wholesale and Retail Butchers
Now in Our New Standi
' o • *
We beg to announce to,our many customers that we  have .removed to'our new building across from King    Edward    Hotel
where "wewiUbe pleased tb meet our old customers" and"; new
ones. ° '      •
Mapificient Display of
Unity Wins Approval
On All Sides
The Sprliiehlll minora, -embodied ln
Local Union No. 4G-J, U, M. W. of A.,
nnd, whoso momborulilp Is MOO mon
nnd boyH, lmvo won the reputation for
bolnti Uio bOHt nil vound body nf iitrllc-
ors In UiIh country. Tho ovonlH of
tlio pitHt weolt »?o n long wny In imp-
port, of tlmt. clnlm.
Allhouuh thoy lmvo limm on Htrllco
ton mont Im not. onn ronl minor who
ennui out Iiiih returned to worlc; In-
doml Dwy slnnd na firm or ovon moro
hh iliiiii over to Ki-'ciirii a millHfuctory
nurci'iiicnt with llio ojionUoi'H on tho
<|iii'Hllonn of rocoRiiltlon of lho union,
iho I'HtubllHhmonl of u wngo Rchodiilo,
piiyinciil. by tho ton nml n fnlr itytdoni
of ili.'diioi-Jni) for mono found In tho conl
soul, out <»t HI" IHUtUn.
In „utli.ii il.ul Dw .n<Dnnhm m-n
nro noted for <m oxcoplloniilly pence-
'r»Mc dUposUlnn »nd t?ond behavior
lu Hlrllco porlodH, wo do nnt. lonn hIrIi!
of llm bravo fliditH put up by lho mon
,... *.     11
HI. \ll.UI1   Xl,l), 'lli.v.l   '«•.-   •^'■' --•   **'•"-
persecution that has been Inflicted on
thoso men with the idea o£ disrupting
thorn,-all of which they havo successfully withstood, wo ennnot do othor
thnn oxpross words of praise.
Groat credit is duo E. S. MeCullough
for tho part ho plnyod In bringing tbo
Cnpo Breton strike to In hnppy. termination,
Tho policy wns woll thought out.
Tho terms of seltlement wero sntls-
factory to nil pnrtlos. Tho courso Is
a Htrntogic movo that will undoubtedly
roHult In tho Inevitable, whilo In turn
will bo demonstrated within a year's
On Monday Mny Snd, tho drill hall
wns flllod lo its utmost capacity, whon
nddrofmos woro dollvorod by Con Kol-
llhor and O. C. Ilarnnby, who gavo n
splendid account, of tho worlc nccom-
pllsliod by tho U... M. W,     Seaman
.orris nlso dollvorod   nn Interesting
Hpooch. All tho speakers were much
On May 0 tho sumo building wns
pnekod to hour 13, S. MeCullough.
Hprlnghlll hns hnd thp prlvllogo of
honrlng n nuiubnr of tho International
men, nnd tlioy lmvo nil won lho ro-
Hpoct of our pooplo; but nftor l-rosld-
nnl, T. li, Lewis, no ono In ho popular
horo iih Iho ex-vlco prosldont. Tho
IIl-v. C. \V. Wilson opt-nul lho mooting
In n hlaj llllli! Hpooch, but Mr. Mcf'ul-
lough's nrrlvnl from tlm I niln wiih tho
Hlgnnl for a deafening out burnt ol
cheering, which wum k-'pt up for nmtw
lllllll] U'H.
l! Mr. MeCullough wuh Inirodueod with
, , ii    i  , i i \    ii-
L.ll   1.14 till..    i.\..-j   ......   .,      ...»
.■iliilli lire fer ever two hmm\ \\x    Ml"
affiliation wlth'otliororganlzatlons. Ho
pointed out that If the toilers wanted
to secure a fair share of the wealth
which Ihey produced they must sink
nil internal differences and combine
solidly on both lho economic nnd political fields.
The address was frequently punctured with clicors and npplnuso.
It hnd boon Intondod to hold a demonstration of welcome for Mr. MeCullough on his nrrlvnl, but as tho
hour was Into ll had boon put off until
tho following nfternoon, when ho loft
for Indianapolis, Tlio members of
tho local lined up nt Pioneer hnll nonrly 1000 strong, Tho procosslon wns
conducted by hnlf n dozen mnrshnls
undor Mayor Potior nnd bonded by
lho senior (own band, followed closoly
by tho union's big flng. Othor bnn-
nors woro In ovidoneo propnrod by tho
Indies. ■ Ono containod tho words:
Long Llvo T. L. Lowls and tho U. M.
Another snld 'Stand firm boys, until
Tho union Imml took up Its position
In tlio centre, then followed moro
members, w-vonil ciiitIiihoh, nud finally u conch containing 13. S. MeCullough, Con Kelllher nnd tho Iocnl btrlko
commit 100, The pm-.'i.-HHlnn was the
liiig-'t.l of Hh kind, or any Liml, ever
hooii in SprliiKhlll; In fmt. wo may
say thero wiih n double prooomdoii for
women and children walked side by
iddo In largo numbers*. The Hue of
mnrch led nut., past the conl compiiny
mlm-H, nud Hit* proceedings npponrod
ll>   lit."   Ilil"ll:,illllb   "'   •""■   ** ■»    U,-."!***   »•*'
nre In good spirits and tho futuro for
tho U. M. W,, organization Is vory
bright. Al Westville nbout 300 minors aro acllvo members of lho U. M.
W. and on Snturday night after Mr.
MeCullough lind concluded his address
officers for tho local woro eloctod nud
a thorough canvass, will bo made In
the wholo county.
Weslvlllo has always boon looked
upon as ono of tho strongholds of tho
P. W, A. but thai organization Is now
prnctlcnlly dead with tho Plctou minors. Tho men tiro waiting up to tho
fact that lt in Import nnt*.whon choosing
a lnbor socloty to soloct ono that is
ablo to look nftor tliolr Intorosts In
enso of Borloiis trouble, Tho U. M. W,
cnn do this nnd tho P. W, A, ennnot
do It.
Heroes for Hire
Our Qlneo liny contoniporury, The
Standard, which has so nobly support"
od tho Novn Scolla striken- ngnlnnt.
tho wiles of the Dominion Coal Company, lo which hoiiio of llio local papers Hiicciiinhod, Iiiih the following add
In Its Ihhuo of tho 7th:
"To let (or would exchnngo for weed
pointncH) ii hunch of crinl company's!
police, They are n nlc", quiet, trim-
iable lot, nml would be KiTviconlilo In
nu IiiI'iiiiIh' home.
Ik-ilcr lici-p ilieiii nwny from th<*
children. It would l>-1 n pliy to «""
lho littlo InfniitH liccoini' nffc-cteil wllh
nny Hii'lliebii'iildng gi-rniH or any sneb
ciniieinptllih1 iIIhi'-i-.i'.
Output of Mine Incrsnnes
(ilucc liny, Mny ii-Tli» output yen-
, Mondny, June Gth will be a red loiter day i'or'oll lovers of tented amusements for Al. G. Barnes Famous
Trained Wild Animal Circus with nil
of tho nuniorous fcnlnres will offer n
weok's 'engagements ln this eity. This
big show wns at Spokano week, April
lSlli, under tho auspices of'the chain-
Tho Opening and Maintaining of a
Savings Bank Account is n duty that
everyone owes, both to themselves
and to those dependent on them.
„ Tour Savings Account Solicited.
Fernie Branch
'* A-**°
Be Up-to-date and Equip Your Works with
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Induction Motors        f
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..,.;!.* IJ.i   J.i.'jJ-    .       "i'J!il-  ' I'llld III    ''! i li
ibdlvcry of a mngulflconl nddrcw on  j,(.,,|,||,K llirough iln-(Tnchs In the high
tho Novn Scolla vnno nnd on lnbor tin*-
lonlBin In gonornl. Tho history nnd
tho work of Iho orgiiul/ntlon wns ro-
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Some Alcohol Questions
Is alcohol a tonic? No! Does it make the blood pure?
No! Docs it strengthen the nerves? No! Is Ayer's
Sarsapariila a tonic? Yes! Does it make thc blood pure?
Yes! Does it strengthen the nerves? Yes! Is it the only
Santaparilla entirely free from alcohol? Yes! Ask your
doctor about this non-alcoholic medicine. If he approves,
your confidence will be complete.    /, c. AucrCa., hw*i}. Max.
board fonr-i-. Olbi'i'H vlnw-'d from n
vmiin'iTc point while corlnln polico niul
diiti-ctlvw*  I'lutiiMU'd  llii'lr  ihim.h  out
k.tniit ;..;,,...   7   ■:.    . ..;..     O...
IntorOKtod s[)i.ctator wn» J. H. Cowiihh,
who looki-il on from tho to-* of noun.'
ImllilliiKH,   .,
Thc event piiHwd off without tho
fdlKhtotit lili'li. mill Mr. MoCulloiiuh ilc-
l-nrti'ii ninlilHt fficnt. (.-hi'orlnK und lho
kdlboy.it Dullglrltl Dull men I  Dull womtnl lluvy>btad«dl Downhorttdl All
vtry often du« to conttlptlionl Yrt the cureUweux—Ayer'iPUU. Atk you*doctor.
-Vi -.',■>• :in lv.-v. :■" nf I'tuMit '.'two ini'"
nnd ibln Ion, wln'ii 11»#• nun hnve only
JiihI Kliii'ti'il to work,
Wo liinli'i-Kiiitiil  Iliiid ho  fnr about
Hiivn luuiili'i'd nii'ii hnvo lu'di nlnci'd
i.i ,. n         li-   /./.m.lii.l,. 1   i,!n>,
dii)H nno,   H Ih '-.sin-cixl tlmt iw uiuuy
iiiiii'i' «lll 1"' jd.'ici'd within llm iii'V
wci'k niul  tin*!)* worlc will ninko imino-
thlnu like n Khiiwiun In tho way of oui-
ll Ih iiuilciMooil thnt work will bo
bout  wUlii'i. of nil  who liopu lo Hi.'ulslni'icd tilimlly In Non. Ill und IT, nml
hlm ,'iiriiln In thi« nenr future, 'also in llirib (irovi-. xo tlmt. tlm j ire-
Abandon the f». W. A, Miit miiiiiiiit lcnl;-* i*1* tlmui-ili it wmiM
Mr.  !«:. H.  McOnllotiRh, ox-Inlonml- lm oik- of (In- Ih-hi m-fii In Cnpo Iind-
lonal Yioe-J'iC'Sldoiil of thu U. SI. W. un for bwuf Dun:
r«ti.rnoil to Glace liny last ovonli-.i.: nf- j   We hopo thnt Dn- Indium bum noonli
<<■«■ n «hort btislni'-ts trip to Iiivi<rn«'.ii{truly, nml now ihnt  ponoo  provuIlM,
nnd I'lctou (-ountlcs.     HourIiik mcci-iiirOKpt-rliy mid Iliippiiichb nnd Kntn-rnl
Imi* ol' ('omuicrc", mid draw HiouwiiiiIh
nt' vlflioiH io the rlty, ll ri-i|ulr.-'i li
curs lo iruiii<|Hiri It and li 'would hnve
ln'i'ii liiipom Mil': for ihi'iii I" ,'iinp hen'
wi'i'i' il mil I'or NH' I'm*! iliut It h *;ii
niul" Ui (.'aliiiiry, win !■• li Im'liin lliu
circuit of all il',.*'bin Ciiimilliiii tu I ih.
at which li pi'i.-Ni'iKN all Um aintihi'iut'iii
lelllllli-n,       |-jii:I.\   «H'I   pli.nliiiii  III  ilii'-
ihivi' riiiK*' nnd hU'"l ai'i'iim- h paiiiil*
|i;itnl by idiltniil mtoirt and di-moit-
hiiim-n \\]11ii can In' accompli..hed liy
liiiili'ini' ami induing ilie most mivai!"
nl vmIii in-n-'ih, nun-,. 11i.-,i-i ■_. I'U'piiami-,
iIoch. bi'ars, leopnrdh nro all cxhllill-
cd In the Hfiiin' m-i'iia tnklnr, part In
om' lib', mi,
Summer Wear
A  Complete   Range
Your   choice   of
Hats from
Iiikd wcfc hold nt luvoruouu town und
WoBtvIll''*    Tho mon nt both plnces
Rood focllnif xvll! follow rlo-ioly In iu
Will I'-* I'i a 1 IM-iri t-i :h:p ■■I-1'"
haled iill'iill'.i, our own Kiinviu^, .ilnaii
July 1st. li'K.'k your orders mnv, <n*
at lentil .-ulvlfi- iim If you will In- In the
mnrJift tli'-ti m* Inter in tlm m-nxon. ,
!in|M'ilnl Dcvi'loiuin-iit Vo.
\'.i,\  \r\.,<\  I.elilllllllKf,    Allli,
Balbri^ffan Underwear $1.00 per Suit and up
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1 i
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advance. An excellent advertising medium. Largest
circulation in the District. Advertising rates on application. Up-to-date facilities for the execution of all
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District Ledger.
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(ll NI ON |ifefl LA BE L>
One Hundred and Thirty human beings hurled Into
One Hundred and Thirty manly voices forever
One Hundred and Thirty vacant places in homes
made desolate by the loss of beloved ones.
One  Hundred  and Thjrty Fathers, Sons,  Brothers,
Husbands, full of throbbing life and buoyant hopes, leav-
ing homes and loved on-fe in the afternoon and before
their day's work Is co„np.tyted the threads that held them
to earth are ruthlessly snapped asunder.
Oh,  the rending. anguish  and mental  suffering of
\ :
thoso who by the ties of homo and kindred have calls
upon the unfortunate victims!
The bitter ciip is filled to overflowing, and who shall
give them solaco in tbis dread hour?
Tbe physical sufferings of those entombed may
have been intense yet for a very brief period only and
But   what,   of the many families thus deprived    of
the breadwinner*^
In this hour of dire extremity all compassion goes
out to them, and yet while sympathy is a noble virtue,
let it not be content with mere lip expressions, but accentuated by deeds of a practical character. Little can
be done to assuage the sorrowing ones', whose senses
are bludgeoned by the awful suddenness of the shock.
—Time-alone,-the-grea,t-healer— of_human_woes,_can_apply,
the balm to wounded hearts, still much can be accomplished towards the relief of the material wants of
the surviving,relatives.
Men who have.'been considered, commonplace, and
but little notice taken of them as they' attend to the"
daily transactions of .life often develop* traits not even
dreamed of when the emergency arrives.     This frightful disaster has been onco again the means of demonstrating this fact.    Read the heroism displayed by some
of those who escaped, and then with a total disregard
of tlieir own bodies determinedly aided in rescuing their
less fortunate    comrades.   , Such    characteristics    are.
worthy of ull praise, touching as thoy do the sublime
heights of utter forgolfulness of self.
Tho horo of tho battlefield, or the quarter dock has
usually nn admiring crowd to witnoss his doughty deeds
nnd this nets us an invigorating spur, for, all reports lo
the contrary notwithstanding, lovo of approbation as an
incontlvo transcends nil moro sordid gnln, but, oven this
lovo of approbation is denied tho conl minor as ho manfully struggles whoro tho light of dny novor penetrates,
groping along ln tho bowels of Mother Earth, Invisible
nt, a fow yards of distanco and whoso efforts on bchnlf
of himself nnd others nro dono with a view single to
so play tho gnmo of lifo thnt, whether ho wins or losos,
ho goes down lo bin last homo or'Succeeds in surviving
with' lho HntlFtfnetlon of having nctod woll his part.
Whilst on tho subject of rownrd nnd tho modnls of
brnvory, wo must not, overlook tho fact that ns n result
of lho brnvory displayed by somo conl mlnorR nt Cardiff
in 1907, tbe late King Edward established a Victoria
Cross for miners, and whilst this cross is of but little
intrinsic value, when on the breast' of one who "has
done-his duty in saving or,endeavoring.to save life, it
should be of a distinctive design,from that awarded to
one whose principal occupation has for its final purpose
the taking of life, even though in the case for which it
was obtained may have been for the more noble and
glorious object of rescuing a comrade.    .       ... n.
From the little Cumberland village on the eastern
extremity of the Atlantic Ocean to the town of Fernie
approaching, the western end of the Pacific may be far
distant in mileage, yet the closeness of kinship and
camaraderie in their' perilous occupation, . annihilates
space, and the hearts, of the dwellers in the Valley of
the Pass go out in kindly sympathy to heart wrecked sufferers of that terrible Ilth of May. *      n     . "
To many this is made moro impressive and more
significant because it was in" this month of horror that
the terrible explosion at Coal Crock happened eight
years ago. . Not only was the message of sympathy, sent
but just as soon as it was known the, Male Voice Party
whoso vocal efforts aro already well known, abandoned
air thought of profit for themselves, and decided forthwith that tlio entire proceeds should be turned over for
the benefit of the dependants. Whilst we can' say without fear of contradiction that thoy do not wish any
praise, still we deem it-our duly to act as the mouthpiece for the entire community, nnd say that we are
proud of you, and not only the members of tho Party,
but everyone of those who" lent their aid lo make this
concert a complete,success.
We have touched upon the heroism displayed and
whilst we compliment the one who shows this virtue,
yet in one of the instances referred to, this is also coupled with a knowledge of what to do In' an emergency.
Bravery is a splendid attribute, but its fruition may be
barren if not accompanied by the ability to do the right
thing at the right time.- One of those who helped in the
rescue of. others possessed First Aid experience that
was invaluable, consequently whilst commending those
who play their part manfully when called upon, let them
also not have tbe .dissatisfaction of failure to accomplish the desired laudable purpose because of- ignorance
of ambulance work.
We think that no more appropriate conclusion could
be given than tho following extract from Kirwan's ''Uncertainty of Life."
This much we all know, that whatever length of
days we promise ourselves, go we must'; and, what' is
perhaps equally uncertain, at the moment we least expect it. Even examples of instant death ih all the
vigor of health, in the very bosom ,of security, are far
o -' i
from being uncommon.                                         ° .
The scythe is suspended over, our,heads by a, slender" and imperceptible thread, which many causes, internal and external, often dissever without*allowing us
a-brcatb-for—recollection.. — ! 1—■—
* The final catastrophe of'all human passions'is as
rapid as it is awful. Death is the law of nature, the
debt which all must pay."
That Fernie Is not visited by an epidemic that might
cause sad havoc in many families is certainly not due to
tho cleanly habits of some of our citizens. The excellent atmospheric surroundings, coupled with the genu-
destroying fumes that issuo irom the coke-ovens, may
partly explain tho renson for immunity. Still these
two preventatives should not be expected to be sufficiently potent to offset complete disregard for the exercise of eveiv commonsonse precautions. Verona in Italy
nnd the stockynrds in Chicago both havo a very unsavory
reputation for tho catholicity of tlieir many nnd powerful
odors, yet whilst In quantity wo can claim no comparison
ln tho intensity of tho stench thoro nro some back-yards
and roar alloys whicli might glvo a Veronese or n Chi-
cngoan an attack of nostalgia. Tho Cily Health Officer
in at present kept, busily engaged, and thoro is no ronson
why citizens for thoir own wolfaro should not do all they
cnn In ordor to losson his work by paying attention to tho
ordinary measures roqulrod to obvialo lho spreading of
disoaso and contagion. Thoro Ib a by-lnw on this subject, nnd wo hnd Intended to havo reproduced It In full,
and mny do r.o in our noxt Issue, In tho meantime,
clean up!
detailed his acquaintance with Belanger Brothers, dating from boyhood days.
Fred..Varlow, he said, was introduced
to him by Fred Belanger about one
year ago, when he was in the employ
of the Elk Lumber Company. This
was the'occasion he claims, when Varlow made the first announcement to
him regarding the project for -holding
up Trites-Wood, which he (McEvoy)
declares that he distinctly refused to
join in. • Despite his alleged refusal,
Varlow, so he says,,again broached the
subject some time subsequently, which
was on a pay night, and he gave a like
answer as before. The witness enlivened the proceedings by creating considerable merriment describing the incident's connected with,a bottle of
whiskey.       ■,,
He was of course cross examined by
W. It. Ross, but without any noticeable
difference arising.
Robert N.. Clerke, ehief of the city
police, took the stand, nnd stated that
he was on a visit to.his home in Ireland nnd that, Richard Bowen was temporarily in his place at the time of the
hold-up, Upon his return he found
that several men charged with complicity In the hold-up were paying
guests of the city. On the. night of
theo6th or 7th when making his official
rounds,he stated thnt FredvVnrlow had
spoken to him, and In-"tho course of
conversation relative to the cause of
his re-arrest firmly denied tbe truth of
the stories of Fred Belanger stating
that it was a tissue of lies; he however acknowledged receiving the $100
but denied that he had participated in
the hold-up; Sympathy was expressed
at his. plight. ''
W. R. Ross then took the chief in
hand and interrogated him relative to
his remarks to Varlow's wife and mother-in-law "that ho was glad that he
knew nothing of the case. This witness, denied in. toto.
Other questions regarding Varlow
and the city police were put and cor:
rectly answered. The chief, who hail3
from Blarney, County Cork denied having performed any osculatory stunt ou
the stone in his native county' on his
last visit.
Thursday morning Cory A. Dow, the
chief of police of.Cranbrook, was questioned as,.to the reputation* borne by
John Belanger,..which he stated was
not too good. ..,.,,■ .
S. W. Barclay-; .Chris Wright and Joe
Letcher were also examined.
'Arthur Sampson, chief of provincial
police, testified regarding the issuance
of the circular offering $500 reward for
arrest of hold-up men.' •■   '
Sam Heathcote, a miner stated that
when the two boys requested, Varlow
road holding gun in.his hand, that after making the remark "you are joshing" and being,assured that they were
not, he (Varlow). did not hesitate in
the least but went immediately.
A number of additional witnesses
were called and gave evidenco as to
Varlow's actions .on the evening preceding the hold up.
evening by the Rev. Forbes, Presbyterian minister. The church - was
crowded in excess of space. , The Odd
Fellows and the Orangemen were in
a'ttemlance; 7'    ..'   '7
A Revelation in Tea G©o__e»
IndlunnpollH, Imi, Mny 10
Hue-Tram. District 18, U. M. W- A.
I-Vriili-, It. ri,
Denr Sir and Uro:
Thinking Hint no doubt, you would
libit io know liuw iiiiilit'is ui'it |in,i(.;i'i*hK-
lug In UiIh part itt tin1 wnild I will do
my beat to finnl-di honut pnnlciiliiiH on
oxiHllug rniidlilouH ihul. I am ut pr.--
Hl'llt  III  IIOHHI'HNloi! of,
To begin with there nre aim anine-
limit, itt,..  t iu,iii'ii linn,'   i*« u*. .... i ,i tut,  .in
itrlki In Ibe 'llffi nnt 'lull- lni-1.i!i-|b*..r
the cut In- conl fleldn of llllnul*', Ark-
miHiiH, Indian Territory, Oklahoma nud
lho Irwin field of PlttHburg, Pi-miHyl-
11',tl      . .   1    *        .1 Til!,.     I I,   .     , I
limy stato tbnt tho Joint confe'cnre Is
In session right now nud If a failure
lo reach n Joint ugreemont In tho result
tho IiihIriit'tlmiH from tho executive-
bonrd uro, as n hmt I'i'Horr. to hU'ii ud
Individual rniitnir-ls. Tlio n .-not Int.
lorn* wllh tho MJL-lilgnnderii nro hi ill
In nrnurenn. but It Is with the outlook
of n finllhfnrtory iij-rcciiK-nt being arrived nt this work.
Willi regard to Nova Scotia tlio following art: the. bases of settlement;
First: That all mlnen.orkerit be taken bnck to work wlthl.i thirty d«yn.
Second: Agree to tako up all dis-
puled with a commlttoo of Iho mlno-
Thliil; Tho sumo scnlo of wngus to
prevail ns wns In forco prior to tho
Fourth: Thnt no objection will bo
mndo lo tho mon Joining tho Unitod
Mlno Workers.
Springhiil Ih Mill out, bill n flnnlo In
expected lo bo ronohod almost nny
dny now.
I might Blnlo thnt. li linn been rtoold-
ed by lho Honrd ihul. tlioy nffllliilo tlio
ini.'inliiTidilp In ('nniidn with tho Trndo
and Labor CoiiRroHH and pay per cap-
Iln on hiiiiio from, tho Iiiinrniilloiiiil,
i'i)iisi'"*i|i*iiily you mny so Inform tin1
Lorain of DIhIiIcI IS accordingly, nnd
that. Hiiiiio who may now bo pnylug
censii no doing for llio reason nbovo
atated, Heci-elary Tri-amircr I'crry Ih
lo write you further on thin Hiibjoct
in Die near futuro,
ll" (!u< tilAivtel '■Tli-iiii'il fniUPinnlnleo
nientlnic iii .lutio It. would bo very no-
(-(-pinhle to me If they could noo lliolr
wny clenr to postpone It until nonr tho
end of the month iih I hnvo a iniitlor
io bring boforo them that will bo of
-.'Ivo my kind regards to tlio District officers nnd to nny of our mul mil
Kxpcet to get back about tho middle
of .Juno.    Any communlcntlonB before
thnt dnto cnn bo sont to tho Lornlno.
Youth \ory truly
Charles Garner
WINNIPEG, Mny Iill—It Ih announced today from tho headquarters thnt
tho C. I\ II. will thin suninior oroct
Immense Rteol HlrucluroH In tho Rocky
mountain dlHtrlcls to prevent, a rami,
ronco of tho dlHiiHtoi'H that ninrked
IiihI wlntor'H season, and which woro
ntlendoil by fearful Iohh of lifo, Tho
weight, of hiiow Ih too gront for tlio
wooden structuroK which wero beforo
coiiHldered HUfflHi'iil,
PIiiiih for tlio now HlrucluroH hnvo
heen prepiiri'd,
.Cnnlliiuoil from page 1)
II. Horchmor linn removed from tho
lie(k block nnd established himself In
hia new quarters over the Hank of
Wanted: Smart youth for office, one
with knowledge of typewriting pn furred. Apply A. Xfnedonnld Co., whole-
salo grocer*.
tiiim iiiiH-.-i.s im-y wi-ro opened wuuii
11,.!,,,j.!, i,.t'i\t,l ii,.at,
Wedm-Kilny morning court resumed
nnd the first wll nous called was John
Ilelnnger, whose story wiih prnctlcnlly
n repllcii of thnt glen nt the prelim-
lir-l'i'j, Viiiu 'li-nutt en ivI.iV.O   liiin I Ulil.ivi-
ded W, II. Rohh gave hlm a grueling
croHK-exnmlnntfon, ondonvorliig to
mnkn hlm disBoelnto aecusod Vnrlow
wllh tho hold-up, nnd Intimating that
one other thnn IiIh client Iuul boon
nn nccompllce, nnd thnf Helnnirer had
HiibRtlttited the name of Vnrlow for
Die unknown.
To tlilB Uflnnger rondo a mont fore-
Ible refutation.
Jamon McEvoy, brakeman on tha M.
F. & M., whoatt testimony bad boen
deferred conformably to InatrucHon*
from the Lord Chief .Untllro, na a re-
»ult ol objection* mado by \V. II. Hoss,
beta**; sustained; theso objections were
again mado and protest noted.    Ho
Anonymous ' $50.00
J, Podblolanclk  •.'. 20.00
Trites-Wood Co.,  50,00
Waldorf Hotel .,,,....../...,  20.00
Hotel Fernie '.'....'  25.00
Kings Hotel ...  10.00
Northern Hotel  20.00
Queens Holel  25.00
King Edward hotol   20.00
W. A. Ingram   10.00
W. R. Ross  10,00
Thos. Uphill
Canmoro Is still on tho boom. Tho
bowling nlloy hns opened up with "a
colored gontlomnn in chnrgo, Ho and
his spouse run n bnrbor shop und n
rosUiiranl combined,
Tho Cnnmoro mines havo boon Idlo
for a couplo of. days owing to tlio
accldont at tho round houso ln Cnlgary
whoro tho C. P. It, aro not ablo to got
tho onglnofi from tho shops for transportation.
Tho govornmont hnvo nt InHt docldod
to build a bridgo ovor tho crook on
tho nilno sldo. Foromnn Mcllavoy and
IiIh mon nro alroady on lho job.
Corporal Alc.Clnrty Iiiih boon doing a
n gront work UiIh pant month nmong
lho rorolKJiors, Instructing thom In tho
donning up of thoir ynrds, oto. Thoro
Ih credit, due him for this iih It wns
Horoly noodeil,
Andrew Drupiikn, Uio mnn who was
cut lu lho affray two wooKh ngo Iiiih
fully recovered nnd outnldo of it Hinull
facial disfigurement Ih nono lho worse
for his -.'iH-iiuiiter. Hin opponent Ih
Htlll working for tlio government.
On Tlmi'Hdny (he 20th, the KckhnrdlH
gnvo n great iiiiihIciiI exhibition In Iho
band hnll, which wiih well ul loaded,
but owing to hoiik* one's neglect, llio
gnHolono systom wiih out of commlHHlon,  tlio  plnyeiH  having  tu. mniiiiKO
I, ill,   il i',.u    lain!*.*,   tins)   V-Uii-id   hi-CUU!.
Tlioy inuwt havo beon -.really einhur-
nsnied in their musical programme.
However lt wns a first cIuhh ontortnln-
ment nnd wiih greatly nppi'ot'lutod by
lllU   rtVll'llVlll 1-,
An old time Cnnmorlto In tlto porson
of Win. McCnrdell wns ln town tho
other day. Mr McCnrdoll Is nt pro-
sent engaged In tho lumbor lino, bolng
contractor for tho Bankhend mines.
The pnsf two wor-lt* hn hit*, boon super-
vising the construction of a bridgo ov-
er the Kfinnnnfllds crcclc near Morley,
Mr. buui Williams, manager of tho
company Btoren, went west on Saturday morning io upend tho day In the
Eulpbur dty,
MIm Viol** r.-Mffltha Is up (tots Cal-
nnry on n vlsfr fo her parent* for n fow
Tho nicmorlul sermon In honor of
the late King wn« preached on Sunday
The inquest on the'body of Joseph
Farano, whose death happened on the
19th-' as a result df being crushed by
a-scar in No. S mine 17 chute, 19 jig,
was held on Saturday last the 21st.
The jury brought in a verdict' of accidental death, but added a rider to the
effect that the company should send
some person . to give ' instructions' to
any driver when first commencing to
work in the mines.
The/ unfortunate man was only 24
years of age, and leaves a father at
present living in Canada and a" mother
in the old country who were partly dependent on the earnings jot their son.
The funeral took place on Monday
from the Catholic church, Fr. Meis-
ner officiating, and after he had read
the services appropriate to the , sad
event the officers of Michel 2334 delivered the beautifully impressive ritual
of their order.
The bands from Fernie and Michel
were In attendance and played music
most appropriate to the occasion.
The funeral was the most numerously attended that has ever been held in
Michel. Interment was made in the
old cemetery.
•A special meeting of the*union was
held here on Sunday at which President W. B. Powell and Secretary A. J.'
Carter were present.
" .The question under consideration at
the meeting°was the site to be selected
for a, new cemetery. Th people of
Michel have for some months been
agitating the matter of closing up the
for a new cemetery. The people of
the Coal Company notified the local
union that they, would be pleased if a
committee were appointed for'the purpose of discussing arrangements in
connection with the change, so that a
mutually satisfactory site could be selected.
The committee- was duly^appointed,
and met the representatives of , the
Coal Company, but unfortunately they
failed to agree on the place to be
chosen for a cemetery. The company
without further consultation/ allotted
a site'which is not acceptable to tbe
union, and as a consequence a very
unpleasant feeling has been" created
unnecessarily amongst the men at this
camp by the arbitrary action of the
Company, and they consider that they
should have been given another opportunity for a mutual agreement to
b"e"*raftlinptpr"a"ird^HeFlf~7tn"is was
not found possible, have submitted the
matter to ■ arbitration;- and then it
would have shown a desire on the
part of the company to be fair.'   ..
,Mr. James' Ashworth,' general manager, Mr. Norman Fraser,- local manager, representing the C. N. P.' Coal
Company, met the district officers,
President'Powell, Vice-President Clem
Stubbs and Secretary Carter and International Organizer James together
with the local committee on Wednesday afternoon for the purpose of discussing the matter of fixing a schedule
for tho long wall work In No. 3. ' The
prlco t.6 bo paid could not be nrrived
at to the satisfaction of tho two parties and It was decided to defor tho
question until nfter tho special meeting
on r Sunday noxt when the wholo subject will be thoroughly thrashed out. '
During.the past week accidents In
the mines havo boen exceptionally numerous, not less than ten moro or
loss serious ones happening. Tho only
one that wns fatal up to the present
writing was Fnrano's.
Ono of our foreign brethren whoso
namo I do not recall at tho momont,
who mot with a serious Injury whilo
at work caused by the bronking of n
ropo Is now In such n condition that
nn operation Is consldorud Imperative,
and In ordor to havo lt performed will
roqulro him lo havo export surgical attention olBotvhnro, preferably in tho
old country.
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First Class Accommodation for Travellers
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Just, unloaded, including-Patent Wire Fencing^ Wire
Netting, Barbed Wire and Lumbering Supplies, also
Carload Farm Implements & Carriages
In addition to the above, we have, a full line of
Harness and their Parts.    Your patronage solicited.
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ELKO,   B. C.
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J. A, Tormoy, who hns boon Investigating this district for tho past four
yoiii-fl, finally dolormlnod to malto this
his pormanont homo and now has all
his Lams nnd 1'onatos Inslnllod not
lo mention an Incroasn of population
of olKhl.
Watch llnynos prow.
Mr. D, V„ Sandnrn, who Is an npnslln
of tho null raco suloldo oltih Is nlso
soi'loiis cnntompliitlii*; mnld iik; IiIh fu-
liiro homo lu our midst. Tho num-
hor of his family wo will not. montlnn
id 111 It Is not IS hut	
Mr, umi Mrs. Carlow havo movod
Inlo thoir now rosldonco on Iloiilovard
Mr. Btuphou Maun ouo of our rocmit
nrrlvnls from Montreal ban already
start od lo prcparo for building bin
nuuit**, nm) huh (no iit'ci-naury (luiu-nul
i'il Dw iii'vund,
Adolph Lumber company la runnliif.
at full hlnst nnd has a largo docket of
orders ahead,
Tlio nttpndnnr-n nt llnynoB school has
.k.i.i.kiL.Vviui    ^*_..J,,V.Vi_.iji>     I'VC-CHli'; ,       Hiill
enrolment nt prosont bolng ovor 20. It
Is believed thnt In a yoar honco tho
prosont school will bo Insufficient nnd
a grnded srhool provided.
Tho well known contractor Harry
Oldlands hnn purr-hnsr-d a tract of land
for rlBht of way from tho Kootonay
Tl 1Ver Lnnd company, nnd nrnpntion In
build,a hrnncli Uno from tho Orent
N'orUiorn to tho slto of his proposod
brick works on the hank of thn   Klk
llfndfir* nt Ao-jnsfa J. Evana fttnimii*/
novel "St. Klmo" and thoy are letfon,
will ba InteroHted ln tho announcement
(bit Omca Hay ward's authentic dram
atization Is to be presented at the.
Grand Theatre next Teusday night, the
31st., matinee and evening. '
■ The play is one of the genuine successes of the year." This is not sur-'
prising as the book has long been recognized as a standard of fiction: It
was written many years ago but it is
equally as popular as in our, grandparents' time.' In fact, book sellers
say that the sales for the past three
"years have exceeded that bf any recent
ed in a dozen languages and although
typically American in thought and action, has a tremendous vogue abroad.
'"Miss Hay ward's dramatization adheres very closely to the story of the
book and to this is probably due in
largo measure the Instantaneous success of the play.
In point of box receipts and public
interest "St. Elmo" has beon a surprise
to everyone. It has offered additional
proof, if needed, that American play-
goors want a wholesome well told narrative ami will take it overy time.In
preference to risque Importations.
A' company pf unusual 'excellence Is
billed to present tho play In pernio.
Furniture Moving a Specialty
Leave Orders with W. Keay
PHONE   78
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Healed by Zam-Buk
Mrs, Alox. Young, Martin's Rivor,
Lunonhurg ' Co,, N.S., writes as follows:—"I feol I must acquaint you
with tho groat benefit I havo rocolvod from Zam-Buk. For years I havo
boon troubled with varicose veins
and sores on my logs, nnd could got
nothing to honl those. Tho .family
doctor treated thoso but instead of got-
ting bottor, tho troiiblo soomed to got
worse. I tried various r.omodles but
In vain nnd I almost gavo up In despair, thinking I would never got a
euro*. About throo months ngo I
hoard of Zam-Duk and what a wonder-
ful honlor lt was, and bo I laid In a
supply nnd gavo the Znm-Buk treatment a fair trial. It BiirpaBsod my
highest oxpocliilions and only a fow
boxes woro noodod to effect a comploto cure.
"Not only In my own caso but In
tho caso of a frlond of mlno to whom
I recommended Znm-Huk for tho siimo
troiiblo, Znm-nulc has dono what everything oIho, provlously Irlod failed to
do. I rocommonil Znm-llulc vory
strongly nnd I think It should havo a
plnco In ovory household."
For uli'ors, abscosHos, cczomn, chaps
•anll-rheum, ringworm, blood poisoning,
chronic sores nnd nil othor sit in In-
juries and dhonnon, Xam-lluk In without pqunl. It nlso euros pIlcH, foR-
(orliiK hoi'oh and Inflamed placos. All
druggists nnd stores soli at f>0 cents a
box or posi froo from Znm-Huk Co,,
Toronto, for prlco, You nro warned
against harmful mibslltutos and chonp
Just around the corner
from Bleasdell's
Drug Store,
Open Night & Day
ii The Creston Fruit and
i Produce Association
1-tol'niloi'H pli'iiNo Nolo, Unit oi'd-
.   ovb for Uio fninouff (livslon
Sli-invboirioH now in
A. Lindley, Box 27 Creston
In the matter of the estate of Giovanni
Po/zl, deceased.
NoDoo Is bcroby tflven Unit nil per- j
sons having nny clnlm or domnnd I
against tho estate of tho lato Giovanni
PomI, who dlod on or about tho "th
day of April, 1910, nt Mlchol, O. C, nro
requested to send the samo hy post
prepaid or deliver to tho undoralgu-ud
their notnea and addresses and full
purtlculutii of ihuli* clulma aud par-
ticuUrs of the nature of the securities, If any, hold by them, duly verified
on or iKrforo tho 1st dny ot July, hho.
Dated this 19th day of May, A. D.,
Cckstctn A IvTcTagaart
Eckstein Building, Fernie D. C, «o-
llcltors for Maurice Durrt.ll, tho administrator of tho said Estate.
Stand Back!
It's Too Late!
Such a calamity mny not lmvo
ovi-i'Ukun you, Init wlioi-o is your
Kii-minti'ii Unit nny day*-ayo, lodny
.,'. kn.i, un-j,*) w.,-*u*.>;i ^«^»» bwifctw rtijii
Take Out A Policy At
no mat lor how iiukIi'-vaUi tho
amount, a policy proti-r-tti you, Th<»
pvnnniiiin in ho ridiculously mimll
that tho |>rlc« nf a cigar a day will
Kivo ynu eanHuldt-nnln Irimiranco.
»n* lift alx»tit thU UiiIav—rctnriiilwr
tomorrow may lx» tonlnt-*-*.
Insurance and Real Estate ■--vv   :i
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The Official Organ of District Ko.  18, U.M.W.  of A.
Fernie, B. C. Nay  28t_i,   1910
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News From the Camps
From our own Correspondents
Some people know more about other people's business than they know of
their own, hut a still tongue makes
a wise head.
There was a lot .-.of interesting conversation last week as to when, how
any why Hnlley's' comet wns gojng to
appear, but appear it did, and still
the; coal is coming out of the mines
up here,- Somo said that the earth
was going through the tall of it. and
others again said that it was bound
to strike some of the mountains and
levele them off for fruit ranches, and
one aspiring young man said that he
saw it cross from one" side of the yal-
ley to the other in ahout two seconds;
However it has been and gone and
I did not hear of'it hurting anybody.
However' there is one, death traceable
to the door .of the comet, If comets
have doors. A man went up on the
roof of his house to view this celestial
visitor and went to sleep arid rolled
off. ' When they picked.' him up he
was dead, and no one. will ever know
whether he inhaled a piece of the
„ fringe of the comet's tail or whether
he was overcome by drowsiness or .an
overdose of the doctor's special.
We had four new arrivals'from Lan-
■cashire last week. ■ '   ' -' ''    '
Ed. Hamer   ,
John Brown ". ,
Wm. Hardy
- Ed   Hardy
. Wm McKay (late of Coal Creek)* and
W. Ross have taken over, the Central
hotel in Fernie, commencing.from the
lst of June, when they will welcome
all. old friends and new ones. Our old
friend Yorkie is to assist.in,the handing out of the hard stuff.... .May .his
7shadow never grow less.    ~..
Ted English has accepted a position
as bartender at the Royal and don't
forget to call and see him.
We were pleased to"'see the boys
' from the machine shop otit with the
hose reel last week. This looks like
business, but the hydrants at,-tho-top
end have not been fixed yet. How long
6 how long?.
The eclipse c,of. the moon* was not
visible up here giving to the mountains
not being levelled off yet.
J. T. Mawson has been appointed as
night shift flreboss at No. "l north..
Wm."Minton of Fornie1 has the contract for building the foundation for
tho now bonrding houso.
Mark Branch was removed to the
hospital last Saturday suffereing from
a bad attack of rheumatic fever. Troubles never como single.    •
Last' Thursday , afternoon District
President Powell, Secretary Carter and
D. Rees made an inspection of the long
wall work started In No. 9 mine, after
which a meeting was held and a scale
committee selected who will assist the
district officers ln fixing a price for
this work as it is not. In, the last
. The Rev. D. W.. Scott arrived back
from the conference last Friday and
conducted the services in. the church
on Sunday. The Rev. .W. Nichol 'of
Hosmer occupied the pulpit at ,the
Presbyt-srlan church.
, . .Born at Coal Creek on the 24th inst.
to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hamer a fine
daughter.  .
Victoria day was quiet up here;
Some of our citizens went to see the
Big Red Apple country and some of
the men went as far as Cranbrook following the .football team, which went
on Monday, night.- The following was
the team: '   . •      °       '
Goal: T. Clare.
Full'Backs: J. McLe'tchie"and W.
McFegan. .    ■
.- Half Backs: J, Sweeny, J. Parnell,
Robert Johnson.
Forwards: Sid Hunt, 6. Joison, T.
Banns, P. Joison, Bert Hartwell.
: Linesman: Ted Coates.
.' The game ended in a draw of one
goal each, and this was considered
lucky from a dusty point of view. But
some of the boys had a real,good time
even if.Jimmie did leave his hat outside'. It will take weeks before they
get tho Cranbrook dust out of their
Died at Coal Creek on the 22nd, the
infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fearing. Interement took place at Fernie
on the 23rd. . ... ■■•.■'.,,■
. Sid Birt, late of Michel is now residing in this famous burg. He started in
No. 1 south.
Paddy Hughes was tip here last Saturday evening. Thought I had better
tell you as no one saw him. He could
be heard quite plain.
Georgo Booth and Sam Fisher were
up from Maple Leaf spending a fow
days in the old camp.
Tho concert in aid of the Cumberland disaster drew quite a largo gathering from hore on Tuesday evening.
The train service going down was limited to one coach and it got packed so
full that a box car, had to be put on to
accommodate those who could not get
in the coach. It was afterwards seen
that three coaches were standing on
the track at Fernie and only one had
been sent to bring the crowd down
from the Creek.
The football match up here last Saturday between Fernie and Coal Creek
was more of a comedy than lootball.
The game was a farce from start to
finish,1 and tho referee appointed .was
a new found out from Hosmer, and it
was his first game, and it was certainly evident "that, he was in the   wrong
place.     From tho start of tho game
it was seen that Fernio was out for
the  points.   ', Tho  first  half  of the
game was end to end play and fouls
on both sides were much ln evidence
but they were.'not seen by the referee.
The homo team had hard times in not
scoring by hitting the cross bar and
smart work by Adamson in goal for
Fernie.    About ten minutes fromcthe
half time  Fernie managed  to  score
from  a  scrimmage  In  front  of  the
homevgoal..   The second half opened
with the Creek boys pressing hard and
had it. not ,beeri for the fine defence
pf Fernie it is hard to say what the
score might have been.     Finally the^
Creek evened up., the score and then
the fun began.     The Fernie players
iwere claiming offsides and the Creek-
ers.were calling for the referee's decision and the crowd began-to. pour, on
the field, until it looked more like a
hold-up than a game of football.- The
home team forced several corners in
quick order and the game was exciting, but to no avail for the C. C.    The
comedy ended iri favor of Fernie    1
to 0.     Adamson in goal for Fernie
played the game of his life.     A protest was lodged by the home team on
account of the incompetency of the
goal keeper.     McKay,of Hosmer was
the gentleman who caused so much
discontent. ■..•.
An aspirant made application to become a member, of. our football team.
Upon being asked for his credentials
—.j... ll-, *~ _4-*U n t- V. __l,n,l_-rtlftTitir_n'1- tl*i."»m—_
Staling-Iiiat-uc-iic*tu—y.o«fcj-v.—l.*v*_ . -
here's the list—a "broken arm, a dislocated collar. bone, a broken leg and
several ribs knocked out. He was
Informed that there' was a,.splendid
job waiting for him as a model for the
ambulance class when it started, as
these credentials were good enough
for them even if they were not, quite
sufficient for the. F. C.
friends, but we feel sure that it is
only a question of-a short time before
they will be back in some of the camps
along "the Pass.
We can heartily .recommend* any of
our many friends who are lovers of
horse flesh, and like to take out their
girl or even the old lady and kiddies
for a drive around the country and
note its many scenic beauties, to call
at William Ryan's livery barn or else
telephone him. r.He has just added another fine driving team to his stable,
so that with new buggies and democrats together with good horso flesh Billy can proudly boast that he > has as
fine* an establishment as you will find
anywhere between Lethbridge and
Fornie. If you havo any doubts, give
him a trial and Missoutl like you will
be shown.
Mrs. J. Letcher arrived in town' last
Saturday from Springhiil, N. S., and
we are pleased to learn that she considers this the, prettiest .village she
has seen on the journey west of Winnipeg.
..Rebeckah at the well is a beautiful
picture and of course many of us would
like to see this, lovely character portrayed, but when it comes to a bunch
of old bachelors, forming circles' round
the spring, and by a combination of
this liquid and a handful of W. Warns
dried apples having a ^'swell" feed,
we would strongly advise that they
cut it out. Fletcherism,' vegetarianism, meat boycotts and the many new
fads may do very well for- those who
live in the effete East but for us on
the bounding prairies' we should eat,
drink and be merry,and also patronise the boarding houses and so help
to keep the fair sex busy preparing
for the feeding of the sterner sex,
whereby the latter- can 'have 'opportunities of testing the culinary,abilities of
the ladies for future'"reference.
Fine weather and short spell of idleness at the mines are being taken-advantage of by our brethren wbo have
shaken the coal dust off their locks
and are trying their* hands at wood
butchering, building homes for themselves. ' By the way Dame Rumor has
the others who have not come through
will find that it is charged up to them
and when they visit Hillcrest next
they will most certainly be duly interviewed. ' ,.
Uncle Benny left us a few weeks
ago and would not reveal where he
was going, fearful that perhaps the
editor would find out and let the folks
know. '    '
If any of you are at Passburg In the
near future and you see a typical good
old sport with a little dog following
at his heels you don't need to ask his
name. ' Any time you feel like paying
us a visit "tha knows th' art alius welcome so doant be bashfu."
Lack of orders kept the mines idle
all week except. Saturday, but we understand that this cause has now been
overcome as the expectation Is that
Hillcrest will soon resume her wont-
activity. The quality of the coal is
her best recommendation. Ask any
of the boys who use a No. 2 oh the
C. P. R. and they will not be Jong in
saying which coal they prefer.
General Manager Brown has been
away on a business trip is again in our
midst looking as bright and cheerful
as ever.
Yorkshire   Fire,   Home   of  New
York, Commercial Union of N. Y.
Employers' Liability, London Guarantee
J and Accident  —-—
Great West Life ?
Have you seen the New
Special Policy maximum
nsurance, minimum cost
Henderson Block
Fernie, B. C.
We were pleased to hear of the police giving orders to the owner of a
dead dog that had lain on the side of
the creek for a week that he must
remove same and bury it.
Arthur O'Regan, who is, noted for
pulling out big fish came from the
South Forks on Sunday night after
three days fishing with a fine bunch
of trout, one fish' weighing 4% pounds,
dressed. The, last big fish that he
caught in the Frank lake two years
ago weighed over eight pounds. .
The conveyor at the- mine is squeaking again after a week's rest; we hope
she will keep on squeaking.
The painters are busy and making
our town look bright arid clean.
W. Ryan has put in another pool table. The boys are having fine times
now. . '.*'
Two more old timers'arrived today
in the persons of Arthur and     Tom
The only kind suitable for
this  climate.
Last Thursday night two of our former residents loft for the land of the
"bluenoses," Alex Gouthro and Charlie
Curry are now enjoying themselves by
shaking hands with their Nova Scotin
One Week
June 6
The Largest and Greatest of all
Big 3 Ring
200 Performing Wild Beasts 200
Herd of Elephants, Seals, Ponies, Dogs, Camels
African Lions, Bengal Tigers, India Leopards,
& Russian Boars—all Riding Arabian Stallions
Only Real Animal Circus on Earth
10--Big Associate Attractions-10
Including Pharoah's Daughter, Minstrel Maids, Big Side Show, Patience, Widow Cottage, and other high clan Atnuiement Feature*.
Aftornoon* 2-4
4 Daily Performances KStK
it that sonie of them have still "more
pleasing purposes In store, only no
names please at present—that these
quarters will be like tlie-bicycle of the
song you know, " A/bicycle built for
Our enterprising merchant, W. G.
Warn finds that his business has now
grown so much that ids present premises are not big enough', and so he is
putting on an addition.' Go to it Billy
and keep up your present reputation
for fair dealing and your future Is as
sure as the camp's.
Mr, John Brown, the' company general manager is busily engaged at the
prosont time mapping*out'certain improvement which are much needed.
Mr. Brown's reputation for doing
things will accomplish what C, P. Hill
dreamed about, that is making tho
Pittsburg of tho Pass an ideal coal
camp. Wo shall bo glad when those
changos aro effected.
Wo rogrot to roport tho sad death
by drowning of the four yoar old girl
of Anton Mnjorkl, who foil Into tho
Sponklng for this camp, and wo nro
suro that thoso sentiments aro unanimous, wo nro glad that tho strike in
Nova Scotia and tho Frank dlsputo aro
HOltlcd on satisfactory conclusions,
and these aro tho best kind of ovidoneo of tho good work that Is accomplished by tho organization of which
wo nro mombors, tho U. M. W., and
of which wo aro Justly proud. At the
same tlmo thoso things ought to bo
brought lo tho notico of thoRO who
arc a Hlllo backward about joining,
and by adding to our numbers still
fnrthor benefit, ihomsolvos and tliolr
follow workors too, ho that wo may
all obtain a larger portion of tho valuo
of our product.
Tlio boyH who took In tlio sinokor at
Frank eoiniuoinorntliiB tlio HotHoiiicut
of tho recent dlHputn all report having
had an onjoyiihln tlmo,
To our many bncludor frlondH who
still jiorslHt In following llio pullm of
hIiikIoiichh, will sny ihat llio •■xiiiii]>I(i
which Iiiih already been set will now
be ri-Rnrdcd n» uu e-ilnldlflu'd custom,
Whenever lie decldex to tnko unto
lilnuudf a partner, and Hie liiiriiicr of
courso Ih wIIIIhk io nrcepl, Ihat when
lhe kunl has been duly Dot] a smnlior
Ih a  very iiccossnry iicconijifinlnient,
Ilrothor Kmll Nougler enlertiilned the
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ttt/jh   lift..,   ,.tj...tj    ....    ...*-    ••>♦.._... ... ...
fici'iivliiii nf hit* ■•'■tvvl-i.'f to Mnrtntne'
J, Humbert. Mille fellollnllnnu. We*
commend your honorable oxainplo toi
nur many bachelor frli'-ndH. I
\V« expect that before (his appears]
l . >. . ., ..Ill I..,,.,, rnlr\..r„X IX,r, rt,i; '
I.,    y.n.      ■ *
suro connected with anothor Hmokor
as Tony Cn»«rnndl and Vlglnln Callottl
nro now Mr. and Mrs. CaHagrandl, an
tho happy couplo became, mnn snd
I wlfo nt LothbrlilRo last Hnturdny. Du-
jona fortunn Tony I
' Wo trust Unit tho next tlmo our
worthy secretary put" up a smoker It
will not bo on n Mm al».rm. allhou(?h
It Is truo wo do not objoct to having
a -smofcer at Intt-rvali, tllll we must
tay Ic was a good joko on John to havo
the report of his m»rrl»RO appear In
the newspaper and find that U waa a
put-up Job. Still tbo porp-Mrntora nf
this did not hnvo It nil their own way
as John got back at som-**. of them and
J. A. Rudd, late of this .town, was
married to Miss Louise DeCane on the
evening of May 24.
■ Forgot to mention that Woodman
and Onderkirk are the contractors for
the addition to Warns store.,..
Bellevue notes not to hand.
Mr. McVicar arrived hero from Winnipeg and will succeed Bob McMillan
as coal Inspector,
Clark's moving pictures are well attended lately, He sure has some
classy films,
The comet had a fow of our peoplo
In the notion of sitting up all night
on tho 18th. It is reported that Law-
ronco Hayno was,, looking in all tho
mud holes for It.
Harry Pollock of Fornio blew tn this
burg laFt Friday looking up his old
pal "Chnmpagno Btlllo," nnd ho found
him too.
Mr. S, F. Lessor arrlvod hero from
Spokane to tnko aposltlon with A, V.
Lang. Mr, Lesser takes chargo of
tho gents-furnishing dopartmont, so
watch for somo classy spats nnd nifty
Ed. Wells, alias Doctor Dippy, has
gono on tlio road travelling for somo
peanut firm.
Tom Burns Is away to Calgary and
other eastern polntB bug hunting.
Tho Coal Company aro making quito'
a lot of improvements lately. Thoy nro
The Leading Druggist
Phone 118
4> + + * + **+>+-*^ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
How To
Be Happy
Buy a Heintzman ancl,Co. Player Piano
your domestic ills will then   promptly "skidoo.
You will be happy ever afterwards, yea verily.
M. W. Elley, District Mgr,
2 ■■ Big Attractions -■ 2
June  lst &  2nd
daman Players
will Htiw tlie M'l-eiiniliiK iind -Mill"
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Construction & Inspection
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Regulations Agreed Upon Regarding The
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Construction, and Inspection of Steam Boilers in B. C, Alberta, Sask., Man. and Ont.
(Continued from last week.)
Holes in Sheets
■ The drilling of rivet and slay^ bolt
holes from solid afler plates are fitted
• is preferred, but they may, if not less
in diameter than the thickness of the
,   plate,  be  punched  small  before  roll-
ins afler edges of plates are bent. If
holes are punched thoy musvfor rivet
holes up to 'ihirteon-sixteenths of an
inch   in   diameter    be punched   one-
eighth inch less, and for rivet   holes
i,    over lo-1G inch'in diameter bo punch-
oil 13-K! inch less and reamed after as-
"    sembllng lo ensure   exact' size   and
good, fair holes and    roughness from
punching being entirely removed.)
i i All burrs   must be    removed,    the
*'.       plates  being  separated  for  this  pur-
-, J      pose.
; ■       .Joints must be examined after assembling before any riveting is done.
..„_.... When assembled joints must be close
and well fitting,'being brought togeth-
:.Vtoc.*er ljy cit-t-'uS "P bolts in holes specially
■ii,    prepared,     The bringing of plaies to-
■{      gether by rivets is forbidden.   .Holes
,___. in flanged plates must not be punched'
.•' "      or drilled on inner plates until plates
,   ■ <■"■*.     are assembled when holes are to be
■Jjfc    marked off from outer plates, the holes
.ii-**     then made and reamed after again assembling.
Afler reaming, all holos for. rivet
seams must be fair, punch marks obliterated by it, and so formed .that ri-
■ vet heads will lio fairly to the-sheet
and be fairly concentric with the
Holes for stays and stay bolts must
be left small for reaming to ensure the
threads in both sheets-being full and
in straight line..
Drift Pins
Drift pins may be used with light
hammers to pull the plates into position, but they must not be driven with
such force as to. disturb the metal
about the hole.
The use of permanent steel templets
for standard work is recommended but
for .other .work-in quantity'orie set of
--  '    ■     plates prepared from which while flat
a second set is marked and assembled
the first set is correct beiiig used as
templets for ihe rest, is considered
good practice.
Should' bo driven wherever possible
by power riveters; air hammers may
be used wherever practicable. Rivets
must be healed their whole length, and
be of such length as to fill the hole by
upsetling; nnd form full head, being
loft lo cool under pressure of riveter
until black.
Flanging Sheets
Flanging or forming should bo* done
nt one heat, whero two or more heats
.occur lho whole pinto should bo honied m ilio conclusion of lho flanging
and left to cool nloivly and, equally, being covered and unexposed to draughts
of cold uir, tho sumo treatment, being
given plates flanged in one heat, in
which case reheating is not' necessary.
Sharp corners In flanges must not occur; tho minimum radius allowed In
flanges is one Inch on inner corner in
any boiler.
.Muni I'll ihe holuH In tubo slieots as
nearly an possible boforo expanding,
the end ncrm-st flro being u driving fit
when applied, and tho holes In sheets
bo truly round, with edges sllghlly
rounded and Iruo to size,
The holo In slieel wliuro tube Is on.
torc-d Is to bo only large* cnowjh to
allowed free entry of tube.
Tubes must ho oxpnmlt-d by roller
The end of lubes miiHt nol. nxlend
moro than Ihroc-fllxteeiilliH or ono-'
(■tnirler inch beyond Bhnot, nncordlng
to lliloluioHH of tubo, and thon bo
Ix-ridnd iigiilnsl. tubo Hlieot without
cracking, lo onstiro which lho ends of
IiiIk.'h must bo annealed,
Tho hnnd welding of tulioH Ih prohibited.
Tubo 8heets
All tube IioIch iiuiKi ho truly round,
The holi-H mny ho punclieil oiio-olghtli
of llii'lr dlniiieler, -iiiiiill mul hiireil lo
iilze wllh a  roue culler,     Tho oiIuch
of hiili'H nri' id be idUdilly rounded lo
juowiil  il;iiini'-it lo iuLnt!,
All  Ken-Weil 1-iliiyn    lilUM   hnve  full,
eleiill llirmidM, Irile lo h!_ «'. nJul  when'
half or less than two threads above
the sheets at their centres when they
are screwed home before riveting, and
be free from cracks after riveting.   -
Where stay nuts aro used they must
have true and smooth bearing on the
sheets or washers when brought up,
all the threads'being true to shapejand
Material—Plate Makers Name and
Tensile Strength
Every si eel plate intended for the
construction of boilers hereafter built
for operation under the act must be
stamped by the makers with their
names and Iho tensile strength or
identification numbor, the plates being
identified by affidavit or inspector's
certificate with the mill certificates.
The stamps must ho so located that
they are plainly visible afler boiler is
constructed.    -■
Steel Plates  .
Steel plates are io be homogenous,
made,by the open hearth process and
having the following qiflMlf&s: '*'
Shell plates or plates on which flanging is lo be done m#y ■ have from
Jiy.OOO to 05,000 (maximum) pounds
per square inch tensile strength, elastic limit not less than.*one half the
tensile strength, elongation not less
than 22 per cent In S inches, cold and
quench beds 180 degrees flat on itself
without fracture on outside of bont
portion. - Maximum phosphorus, 01
per cent., maximum sulphur. 04 per
Firebox Steel
, Firebox plates to have from 52,000
to 62,000 (maximum) pounds ' per
square inch tensile strength, elastic
limit not less than one half,the ulti*
mate strength, elongation not less
than 2G per cent in S inches, cold and
quench beds 180 degrees flat on itself
without fracture on outside of bent
portion. Maximum phosphorus .035
per cent., maximum sulphur .035 , per
Rivet Steel  c
Steel for boiler rivets to have from
45,000 to 55,000 pounds per square in
tensile strength, elastic limit not less
gation not less than 28 per cent, iii 8
inches, cold and quench bends 180 de*
grees flat on itself without fracture
on outside of bent portion, Maximum
phosphorus .0*1' per cent., maximum
sulphur .0-1 per cent.
It must test hot and cold by driving
down on an anvil, the rivet being held
in a tool; Ihc.licad must flatten until
ils diameter is 2 1-2 limes the diameter of the, shank (hot lest), and 11-2
limes Iho diameter of the shank for
cold test; all without developing flaws
or cracks.
Wrought Iron
Wrought Iron whero used must stand
tho same bonding tests as steel when
bent lengthwise of plates or bars, but
tho tensile strength will bo twenty per
cent, loss than tho elongation.
The elastic limit will be on half the
lonsllo strength.'.
Braces, Stays and Stay Bolts
All braces, stays and stay bolts two
to bo made of Iron or mild steel specially manufactured for tho purposo,
Iron shall havo a tensllo strongth not
loss thaii' -10,000 pounds per squaro
Inch, elastic limit, not loss than 20,000
pounds, elongation not loss than 22
por cent. In n length of olght Inches,
Stool to have a lonsllo strength of 02,-
000 pounds maximum and nol less than
!>2,000 pounds, elastic limit not moro
than .'13,000 or loss than 20,000 pounds
per squaro Inch, elongation not Iosh
than 25 por cent. In 8 Inches,
Stay Bolt Rounding Test
MntorliilB for stay boltH must Htnnd
thn iollowlug bonding tool,:     A four
1 liken nt random full threaded must
bend cold 180 dogrocs around n bar of
throo tlmoH Kb own dianiotor without
showing any cracks or flaws. Tho
use of lho Whltworth lypo of thread Is
reeoiiiini.'iided I'or winy bolts.
Of whali-vor muloi'lal nwiiiufnctiii'uil,
iiiiihI be truly cylindrical lu lonn nnd
nice! lhe following physical IohIh:
For Iron " und nice! tlio IoiihIIo
hii'i.'iiglli, ehiHtlc lliiili, pi'irt-uliigu of
eloiignlIon, etc, iniiHt iigriie with that
gl\cii fur ilvi.i ban*.
Any tulii' uiiiKt when cold'nt and wllh-
'iui. ernekliig, expanding on it mandril
by ri'peiilcil blown wllh a hnnd hum-
ilwl.il limy niutit lm iieiiily anil cun- j iiiit unlil li lu (Uieelghlh larger tlmn
fully riiilsdiiil, Ibe cii|il|-e nf Hlny in no  11,-* original (llnmeli'i',
riiKo Kiiindlim- more than (wo nnd ono-     A Id***'" eiit from tho tubo imiHt flat
ten closely without cracking, and a
piece cut lengthwise froni a tube'and
flattened, bend' back on itself both
cold and after being heated to a red
heat and quenched, without cracking.
Malleable Iron Castings
Where used must be clean, free from
cracks. Samples from material intended for use in boilers constructed
under those regulations must stand repeated blows when cold from a hammer without fracture.
Rejection of Material
In cases where tests show that for
si ay-bars, rivet bars, tubes or malleable iron castings, three pieces (or in
oases of lots of 100 or more, three per
cent., of those subjected to test fail to
meet the foregoing requirements, tho
whole lot so submitted may be rejected.
Cast Iron
It is desirable that the use of cast
iron in boiler construction under the
provision' of these regulations be discontinued.
It may be used for manhole plates,
handhole plates, and nozzles for pressures for pressures not exceeding 100'
pounds, but its use for manhole rings,
steam domes or like purposes is prohibited. ' ,
It must be clean and of a soft grey
Note: One half the, provinces represented considered the words "for pres**
sure above 100 pounds" should not be
included in the foregoing.
Steel Castings
■ May be made by the open hearth or
basic process, but must receive such
heat treatment as-will produce a fine
grained, homogeneous, and tough metal, free from slag, cracks aad cavities,
injurious blow holes and surface or
other mechanical defects.
Tensile strength- per square inch not
below 60,000 pounds. '   .       *
Elongation in two inches not below
23 per cent., "     *■*    '
 Reduction in area not below 30 per
Phosphorus not over .06 per cent; -
. Sulphur not over .06 per cent.   '   7
ty valves shall be tested under full
steam and full fires for at least 15
minutes with water shut off and stop
valve closed; if the accummulation. of
the pressure exceeds 10 per cent of
the working • pressure of the boiler a
larger safety valve must, be substituted.
Twin Valves* '
All boilers, requiring safety valves to
be over three inches in diameter are
Id be equipped with twin .valves instead
of one large valve. When the twin
valves, or more,than one.valve is used,
the minimum combined cross sectional
area shall be in accordance with formula for,-same. * .*■
No Cast Iron Seat Allowed
' Safety valves having either the seat
or   disc   of cast iron shall not be allowed. .    .
Maximum and  Minimum  Diameter of
The diameter of a safety valve used
on a boiler shall not be less than one
inch or more than three inches.
Location of Valve, Escape Pipe, Etc.
All safety valves are to be fitted independently of any other connection to
the,boiler and.must be placed immediately" at tho boiler and no valve of
any description shall be placed between tho safety valve and the boiler,
nor on the scape pipe between the safety valve and the atmosphere; the escape pipe shall have nn open-ended
drain at its lowest point. Tlie safety
valve shall be located so as to be accessible and must not be connected
to an internal pipe in a boiler.
Lifting gear must be provided lo
ease all safety valves.
Steam Gauge ,    '
Every boiler should be provided with
a correct steam pressure gauge of
proved reliable make, which shall be
tested by the inspector at the time
of inspection, and must be set to correspond with a standard test gauge
and placed so as to be plainly visible
by the operator. Traction and portable boilers shall be provided with a
steam gauge having double tubs connections.
The dial of the steam gauge shall be
graduated* to not less* than one and
one-half times the maximum pressure
carried on the boiler, and for -dark
hours be well lighted.
Syphon and Cut-out Cock
All steam gauges shall be connected
directly to the boiler and shall be fitted with a syphon or equivalent device
sufficiently large,- to fill the gauge' tube
with water, a-cut-out* cock with a T or
lever handle to be placed beUyeen the
syphon and the boiler, to which it is
to be directly coupled unconnected
with any other fitting. a
Lizard Local General teamsters No.
.141.' . Meets every Friday uighr, at
8"p.m. Miners union hall. A. L.
Boles, President; William Long, Recording Secretary.
Bartenders' Local No. 514: Meets 2nd
and 4th Sundays at 2.30 p.m. Secretary-J. A.,Goupill, Waldorf Hotel.
Gladstone Local No. 2314 U. M. W. A.
Meets 2nd and" 4th Saturday. Miners
Union hall.     ]). Kees, 3e.i:
Amalgamated.Society of Carpenters
and Joiners; Meets ih 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-
Local Fernie No. 17 S. P. of C. Meets
in Miners Union Hnll every Sunday
at 7.45 p.m. Everybody welcome. 1).
Paton, Secretary-Treasurer.
Officer Johnson-Faulkner Block.  .',
Hours 9-12; 1-6; '    , Phone 72
B. C.
Office Henderson Block, Fernie B.C.
Hours,9 to 1; 2 to 5;.6 to 8.
Residence-21 Viotoria Ave.
W. R. Ross K. C. . W. S. Lane
Barristers and Solicitors
Fernie, B. C.
Amalgamated Society Carpenters and
Joiners:—Meet in Miners Hall every
alternate Thursday at 8 o'clock. A.
Ward, secretary. P. O. 307.
Other bodies' are requested to send in
their cards.   -
Thc material of all mountings and
fittings must be of good quality and
sufficient strength to withstand the
strains from internal pressure and all
work for their respective uses, those
attached to boilers carrying over oiie
hundred pounds' of steam shall bo of
the class known as extra heavy.
The, nipples attaching same when
over one inch in nominal diameter and
screwed connections aro permitted,
must be -made of pipe, tlie walls, of
which aro al least 50 por cont thicker than the ordinary standard steam
pipe,    -i
In applying fittings or their bases
when riveted to boiler they must bo
carefully fitted to boiler riveting and
in case of cast Iron a caulking strip
of soft steel or iron inserted between
the boiler plate and cast Iron. . Tho
thickness of the flange of any Iron
casting rlvoted to a boiler must bo not
less than throo times tho thickness of
the sheet to which, it Is riveted.
Fittings must he provided for ovory
boiler as follows:
8afoty Valves
Every bollor shall be provided with
a loclc pop safety valvo of approved design   undor'tho following conditions:
Tho springs and valves riro to bo cased In, so that llioy cannot bo easily
tampered with.
Provision Is to bo made to prevent
tho valves flying, off In caso of springs
Lifting gonr Is to bo provided lo onso
all valves.
Tho springs must lmvo a sufficient
number of rolls lo allow a comproHHlon
undor llm working load of ono nlglilh
lm (11111)101.01' of tlio valve,
The valves are lo bo provldod wllh
metal stops or washers, against which
lie (•miipi'i'HHloii ficrnwH, abut when tlin
loads Hiinclloned hy lhe InHpoctor aro
on llm valve.
Testing Safety VnlvoB
When ciiimlilereil iiooewMiry, tho wife-
A one-quarter inch size, pipe connection must be provided on every boiler
to permit Inspector's gauge to be connected above the cock on syphon pipe,
for the purpose of testing in service
the working steam gauge on the bo'l-
er. ,
Gauge Glass
.   Every boiler shall have at least one
water glass not less than six inches,,in
length (as measured between the gland
nuts, tho,visible bottom end of which
shall bo at. least two inches above the
fire lino which in vertical imsubmerg-
ed tubesheot, firclubo boilers shall bo
two-thirds the height of tubes, and for
other     boilers  the highest point of
crown sheet or fire tube.
All water gauges must be capable of
being operated from floor or boiler
room or working platform of a traction
engine or portable boiler, and in dark
hours, bo well lighted.
Gauge Clocks
Every boiler shall havo (2) (and
In boilers exceeding thirty Inches in
dlamctor tlireo gauge clocks, with %
pipo thread connections to boiler and
minimum horo of throe-olghts of an In.
locotod within tho range of tho gunge
glass, tho lower cock to bo placod ln
the samo plnno as tho bottom of tho
glass. In traction or portable boilers
tho gauge cocks must ho Insorled within reach of oporntor In tho face plate
or In a wator column attached to tho
snmo. The cocks must bo ho made
that Iho passngo can bo clonnod out
without removing cock from bailor. In
stationary hollers whom gaugo cocks
cannot bo conveniently opomtcd n socond gaugo glass mny bo used Insload
of gnugo cocltH, provided tho ancond
gnu go glass Is separately connected to
lho holler,
Feed Arrangements
Each bollor shall have a feed pipe
filled with ii chofilc valvo and also rt
slop valvo botwoon llio check valvo and
llio bollor. Tho feed water Hhould be
fed al tho coolcHt part through an In
ternal pipe where' possible, but never
near the parts of a boiler that are exposed to the. direct heat of the fire or
through the blow off connection—mud
pans at water level at end of internal
feed pipe are recommended,--but they
must hot rest on the tubes.
In the  matter of an  Application for
the issue of a duplicate Certificate
of Title to  Lot 4 Block 57 Annex,
Town of Fernie (Map 734A)
Notice is hereby given that it is my
intention to issue at the expiration of
one month after the first publication
hereof a duplicato of the Certificate
of Title to the above mentioned lot in
the name of Arthur Wright,    which
certificate is dated the 28th day of
January 190S, and numbered 8128A.
District Registrar
SAM'L.' R. ROE   ,
Laud Registry Office,
r Nelson B. C. -
■•    April 19, 1910 ,
L. P. Eckstein D. E. McTaggart
(> r
Cox Street
Fernie B. C.
F. C. Lawe.   >, Alex. I. Fisher
Fernie, B. C.
Pioneer Builder and Contractor of
In the  matter_of/ an  Application for
the issue of a duplicate Certificate
, of Title' to  Lot 3  Block 57 Annex,
■ Town of Fernie' (Map 734A)
Notice is hereby given that it is my
intention to issue at the expiration of
one* month after the first publication
hereof a duplicate of tlie Certificate
of Title to tho above mentioned"lot in
tlio name of Arthur Wright,    which
Certificate is dated the 22nd day-of
April, 1908 and numbered 8527A.
District Registrar
Land Registry Office,
Nelson B. C.
April 19,, 1910
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NOTICE is hereby given that the
Corporation of the City of Fernio Intends t,b proceed with the construction
of cement sidewalk on Victoria avonuo
opposite lots']—5, Block 8, 1—10 Blk.
10,* 1—10 Block 14, G—10 Block 5, 11—
20 Block 9; 11—20 Block 13, and that
It Is the intention to havo tho total
cost of such sidowalks borno proportionately by the owners of property
fronting upon such sidowalks, and to
obtain the requisite monoy therefor,
by Issuo of Local Improvement Debentures.
Notico is also hereby glvon that assessments will ho mnde against such
proporty so benefited by such propos-
ed sidewalks ln order to moot the
principal and intorost of such Debentures; tho crossings will ho divided
pro rata nmong the owners of thc lots.
Tho owners of cornor lot 3 nro assessed for full frontage wnllc nnd two-
thirds of sldoago wnllc, tho remaining
third being divided nmong tho owners
of liihldo lots pro-rnta.'
The term of pnyrnont of such Debentures has been mndo for 10 years
with Intorost at flvo por cent (fi por
If i nny owner or owners doslro to
object to tho proposod work or nny
portion (horoof, tlio roqulHllo petition
or petitions Hhould bo filed with the
undersigned within ton days from thin
o. ii. noui/roN,
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of A pi II, A. I). mu.
rVorman Haddad
C. O. Ceudtl
James M. Haddad
Pollock Wine Co. Ltd
Phono 70      Baker Ave. P.O. Box CM
Wliohwnlo liniiortoi'8 niul MxportorH
of WIiioh, llifindioH, Cordlale, Forol?n
nnd UomoHllo Whiskies ind Citim.
Lnrgo Hloclc of Fornot, llrnnon, Itnllihi,
Ilnimnrlnii nnd Gornnin WIiioh, nlHO
Norworslnn IMnch nnd Aquavit. Iloor,
t'nvtof    Uf,  nri.,1  PliTflj... _
AkoiiIh for Wnnltonlin \ronillnn Wntor. Holillt?. iloor nnd tlio fnmoim 1.1k
Vnlloy Ili-owIng Co. Ltd. Iloor, drnUKlit
nnd bottlod.
Spoclnl nttontlon glvon (o famll/
Our Motto: Pure goods and quIcK
[s tho best* remedy
known for sunburn,
heat rashes, ecxema.
sore recti, &tmg& ami
Misters.   A skin food!
Ml JtrtifeUtt flud Stem.- ton-
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Wholesale Liquor Dealer
Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes
'Gents' Furnishings
- A complete line of samples of
Fall Suitings and
Worsteds, Serges
and Tweeds
Up-to-date Workmanship
Moderate Prices
in the Pass can be
We have the ■ best money *
can buy of Beef, Pork, Mut-
ton, Veal, Poultry, Butter,
Eggs, Fish, "Imperator Hams
and Bacon" Lard, Sausages,
Weiners and Sauer Kraut.
Galpy Cattle Go.
"    Phone 56     '    '   '
Femie-Fort Steele-
Brewing Go,, Ltd.
Puisse je par ces, quelques lignes
edifier les travailleiirs et leur montrer
comment se comprenneni'- parfois les
ehoses. .. ..'
II y a quelques lois plus ou moins
en faveur du pauvre, je dirai,* plus ou
moins car la plup'art sont trop elas-
tiques et trop aisees'a d'interpretat-
ions diverses. °
Les quelques lignes qui vont'suivre
en.'diront suffisament a ce>sujet t et
montreront la oii voudraient en arrlver les patrons pour se soustraire a
uno chose qu'ils devraient respecter;
la memoire d'un pauyro ouvrier vict-
ime de son labeur, d'un desherite de la
fortune oblige de peiner jour pour
jour pour entretenir ce qui Iui est chei
et qu'un fatal accident vient de trapper cruellement; pas la moindre parole de consolation, pas le moindre
■sentiment de pit Se pour ceux a qui la
moi't impitoyable a ravi l'etre clicr.
le souiien bien aime; mais ces Messieurs vont plus loin, _ ils vont Jusqii'a
frnstrer dans leurs interets, la vauve,
l'orphelin,, le pere, la mere, ils leur
rofuseront une malgre indemnite qui
suppleera bien difficilement au' fruit
du labeur de celui mort a la tache, yic-
tinie de son devouement envers les
siens. Qu'est-ce ceci autre qu'une
action indigne, un vol.manifeste? J'ar-
rive au fait: Le 2 d'Avril 1909 un terrible accident couiait la vie a un de
nos freres— A. Kruz—employe dans
les mines de la "Crow's Nest Pass
Coal Co." a Michel.- Ce malheureux
avait la femme,au yieux pays et il_se
faisait un devoir de subvenir a son en-
La Cie s'efforce de tirer profit de la
situation sous pretexte probablement
que sa femme ne' cohabitait- pas avec
iui ici au Canada. Aura-t-el)e gain
de" cause en roccurrence? Ce qui
en d'autres termes signifie: que tout
etranger "ayant dans le pays d'ou' il
est. originaire, soit femme, parents ,ou
enfarits et aux besoiu de'squels il est
astreint, a" subvenir n'aurait nul droit
a l'indemnite prescrite par la loi.
' Apres de nombreuses difficultes et-
aussi.apres des debats acharnes de la
part- des representants du travail:
Hawthornwaite, Williams et Davidson
qu'a cette epoque les.deux anciens partis politiques- se trouvaient quasi sur
le meme pied—done une compensation'
de 1500 dollars fut votee.
Plus tavd, de vains efforts furent
faits a l'effet de porter cette indemnite
_e 1500 a 2000 dollars mais.alors le
parti gouvernemental" etait trop puissant et par consequent "absolument in-
dependant, que Ton ne se' preoccupe
pas davantage des revendications des
membres du parti ouvrier.
La.Cie a charge JI. W. It. Ross deu'
ses interets dans cette affaire, que
sans scrupuie n'liesite pas a se ranger du cote oppose a ceux qui Ton aide
a entrer au parleme'nt.
. Les patrons gagneront ils? Alors
plus d'indemnite.. Ceci est une chose
capitalo pour les etrangers apparten-
ant a notre union et nous souhaitons
qu'ils y attachent l'attention qu'elle
merite. -:        ■    .
Los patrons n'ayant plus a payer en
cas d'accident d'indemnites aux per-
sonnes qui out momontanement abnn-
donno dans leur palrie, femme, mere,
mere ou enfants et auxquels ils sont
aslreiiits a subvenir. Ceux ci dis-jo
ne seront-plus soumis au meme con-
trole, aux memes soins, a la meme
protection dans leur travail que si la
Cie avait a leur lqs 1500 dollars. C'est
sous peu que la cour de Vancouver aura de statuer sur cette affaire etvous
pourrea juger d'apres les debats' co
qu'il en couto. pour faire indemnis-'sr
les malheureuses victimes .qui out perdu la vie dans cle si deplorables'accidents. Une annee s'est passee depuis
cet accident et les ehoses ne sont encore la.
"I-i'aria pura e piu preziosa dell'oro"
diceva il venerabile medico; essa e la
migliore medicina del mondo, prolun-
ga la vita e cura.molte delle malattie
per cui, io vengo chiamato ad esercit-
are la mia arte." II dottor De Chaum-
ont, calcolo che un'a'ssemblea di duem-
ila persone in due ore—la durata ord-
inaria di un comizio—esala, per tram-
ite della respirazione e della transpir-
azione, circa diciassette galloni • di
acqua. j
La quantita di anldride carbonica
emessa da un uomo e di circtre quarti
di piede cubo all'ora ossia di 19 piedi
ogni individuo distrug'ge circa 15 galloni di aria all'ora, ossia 380 piedi cu-
. Homestake Mining Co. roz-
esila obezniky, v ktorych tvr-
di ze jej spor s Banikmi ,v
South Dakote je,. urovnany.
Nenechajte sa touto falosnou
zpravou sviest; Zadn'y Banik
nesmie u tejto spolochnosti
vziat roboty bez loho, aby si
na chelo nevypalil meno
Preto pozor    nerobte    ske-
,Ernest Mills,
taj pokl.
- .Western Federation of Miners.
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bi d'aria iii 21 ore. Un uomo che oc-
cupa una camera da lotto o tlene le
finestre cliiuse mentro legge,alia luce
del gas o di una lampada a petrolio si
accorgera presto che la lampada eon-
sum.i tant-aria biiona quanto Iui. Egli
respiera cosi a poco a poco una quantita insufficenfe di.aria ossigenata con
grave pregiudizio del normale funzion-
amento della macchina del suo cor-
Molta delle malattie che affiggoho i
minatori'sono .originate dalla.scarsita
di ossigeno che quasi sempre si risc-
bntra nelle miniere.
Bottled Goods a Specialty i
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Dining- Room and Beds under
New Management.
First class table board.
Meals 25c.   Meal Tickets $5,00
Rates $1.00 per day
R. Henderson, Dining Ronm Mgr,
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Imperial Bank of Canada*
Capital Authorized  $10,000,000
Capital Paid Up ..... .$5,000,000     Reserve $5,000,000
D. R. WILKIE, President HON. ROBT JAFFRAY, Vice-Pres;
Arrowhead, Cranbrook, Fernie, Golden, Kamloops, Michel, Moyie, Nelson,
Revelstoke, Vancouver and Victoria.
Interest allowed on deposits at current rate from date of deposit.
FERNIE BRANCH •*> ■    ' GEO. I, B. BELL, Manager
Pust'te teda zo zretela raz ha vzdy,
tu okolnosl, ze ste tesar, tovarny ro-
bolnik, svobodomyslnik, katolik, r'epub-
Hkan, demokrat, rdlnlk alebo co kolvek
a myslite o zahade len chochlovek.
Keby ste mal k rozlusteuiu pochtovy
problem, alebo keby ste v malom chl-
nku bol vydariy moci morskych vlu, tu
by ste' iste nepochinal v prvom prip-
ade ako, "strielbrar" alebo privrzenec
ochranneho cla.ale pouzil by stepoch-
tovych pravidiel, a, v druhom pripade
vesloval by, ste zo"vsetkych sii a ob-
zeral sa pilno, chi nepluje v blizkosti
neaka Iod,* neclr uz pod akoukolvek
vlajkou. Zeadam vas teda, mily.ob-
chane, aby ste na pokojne vy pochul
a potom rozhodol, chi mam pravdu al-
elmnio.  ■	
ole, je problem, jehoz je nam rozlustit,
Vobydlenej zemi vynajst, ako sa
moze lud a jeho zem cho najprospes-
nejsie vyvinut. Najpry je nuine aby
sme zem a jej obyvatelstvo dobre zna-
li. Musime poznat ich vlastnosli a
ich sily. Musime znat cho zem moze
dat a urodit, cho moze konat lud a co
se z neho moze stat. V tomto olilade
lisini sa od tak zvanych ludl, praktick-
ych "Mansesterskej skoly" ako su
nazyvani ucitelia narodneho hospodar-
stva, ktory liaja kapitalisticky system
lebo ja som pevne ])i*esvedcheny, ze na-
sa zem vsetkych tych veci, ktore robia
zivot ludi prijemnym, a ziaducnym
mohla by poskytnut o mnoho vachsle
mnozslvo, nez by narod spoirebovat
mohol, ze by teda cele joj obyvatelstvo
zit molilo o mnoho slastnejsie, zdrav-
sie a pbhodlnojsle a Boliatsie ako
Ta tak zi'iina mnnsesterska skola
narodneho hospodarstva, na ktoi-u sa
kapitalisti odvolavaju, ,chce nam sto-
pit vieru, ze nas lud je prills zkazeny
a nerozumny,* aby mohol vicst cisty,
rozumny a statoebny zivot. To nes-
uhlasi so skulochiiostou a ja sa pok-
usim previest dokaj, ze tieto skutoeU-
nosti davaju za pravadu nine a nie
mansesterskej skole.
'Mili-obchanc, vy ste praktlcky a
rozumny niecho posudit, ste schopny
chlovek. Ako taky, konal by stt
iste radsej prijemnou nezli neprijem-
nu pracu, volil byste radsej'zdrave,
vam svedchiace zanioslnanie.nezli op-
achno. -Byval by ste radsej. vo zdra-
vony, ki'asnom a prijeninom okoli, ue-
zli1 v nezdravony, a neprijemnom.
Pracovial by ste radsej styrl liodiny
nezli dvlanast hodin denne, koual by
sle radsej take prace, ktore rad kon-
ate a aby .ste dosiahol veci, ktorych si
prajete, nezli robit to, cho nerad rob-
ite a postradal veci, po ktorych tuz-
Byvate v Chicagu, alebo v Pittsbur-
gu alebo v Milwaukee a pracuje'te v
toviarne. Keby som sa vas opytal,
precho prave tam byvate a do tovarne
cbodite, dal by ste mi odpoved, ze preto aby ste mohol vyzit.
Myslinr ze nasa nahledy * sa budu
shodovat v troch bodoch: 1 ze take
tovarne mesta, vseobecnie v/iato nie
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Fernie Dairy
dolivorcd to all
pai'l'H ol' llits town
Sanders A Verhneit Brother,.
X Proprietor,
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tit)   YtAH»»'
■ cxpcniENce
Merchants Bank of Canada
Capital $6,000,000   Reserve $4,602,157
President Sir H. M. Allan    Gen,  Manager. E, F. Hebden
A General Banking Business Transacted; Out of Town Accounts Solicited, Doposlte or Withdrawals may be made by mall.
Savings Bank Department
$1.00 opens an account; Interest paid at Highest Current    Rates.
lez done tous vous faire photograpbier
chez Nadar!" Esi-co que la fantaisie
serait decidemerit mono en France?
Le seul eandidat vraiment fantais-
iste que nous ayons a nous mettre sous
la dent, si l'on ose ainsi parler, estt un
certain JI. Renaudin, dont la candidature a ete posee dans le sixieme arr-
ondissement. Son comite; dont M.
ricnaudin est a la fols le president, ie
vice-president, le iresorier, le secretaire, et le seul membre, s'intitule mod-
estement: "Coniiie republicain - plebis-
citaire - progvessiste ■ radical - social-
iste-unific-indepondaiit." Yous voyez
que M. Renaudin est ecletique et qu'il-
fait appel ato'utes les bonnes voloiucs..
Son programme, d'aillours. a de quo!
contentei* tout le mondo: "'Encounitti'-
ment a la ropopulation prime de H00
fr. pour cliaquo nouveau-ne,—Mariai'.i?
obligatoiro a trr-we aus pour les doiix
sexes.—Droit d'oloctlon pour les femmes ayant, quatre enfants, avec reo;;-
ibilite.—Liberte de l'exercise.de la mo-
decine,—Retraite a tout citoyeu avant
cinquante ans, avec pension mensuello
de soixante francs."
I„s credits necessaires _,_. Renaudin
les demandera a la suppression de
tons lesimpots" et au "volo'facultatif
du budget."    Voila qui est. fort simple
Malgre ce programme allechant, ies
electeurs du sixieme arrondissement
out eu lc mauvais gout de ne pas voter
pour Iui, Est-ce quo nous nc dovrions
pas, no fut-co que par reconnaissance,
accorder nos suffrages aceux qui nous
dopportent un peu de gaite, un peu de
joie? Les sauv'ages—que les civilises
devraient bien imiler—ne s'en font
point faute et leur gratitude va tout
droit' a*1 ceux qui savent les amuser.
C'est ainsi que les negros du Senegal
—si l'on en croit. les'mauvaises lan-
g'ues, de 1 "Indlscret"—seraient imm-
uabienient fideles a leur representant,
M. Car'pot, tout simplement parce que
eclui-ci, au lieu do leur envoyer des
agent electoraux, fait-simplement cir-
culer, de Saint-Louis a Dakar et autres
centres, doux .magnifiques maneges de
clievaux de bois mis gratuiiement, pendant la campagne a la disposition des
electeurs. Qui done a.dit que,les no-
gres etaient do grands enfants?
Fernie Opera House
A. Pizzocolo,  Mgr.
|R.H. Marlow I
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First  Clnss   Union" Store' carry-
' ing a Suitable line of Spring
Two.South African  Scrips
sale at usual price
North   Lethbridge,
,        .'. Alia-
List of Locals District 18
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Trade Marks
Adtimia lindlni a tktldb «nd (Idaerlptlon tn»T
-infcVif umnittfSStopinion freo*imior»n
.th9IUWuMnfiou,0,0. *
Ledger Ads Pay
Corrected by DlHtrlct Socrotnry up lo Mny 1flt, 1010.
V, Wlniulloy, iliinUlioiid- Altn.
J. C. .MeNell, llcavor Crock, Altn, v Plnclior
,1. Durko, Ilolli'i'iio, Frnnk, Altn.
.InmoH Turiibiill, Ulalrmnro, Altn.
Wm. Atditoif, HurnilH, Alia.
Wm, Anfj-cll, Cnnmoro, Altn.
T. Dcrnloy, Conl City Tnbor, Altn.
W. Griilinni, Colomnn, Altn.
0. M, IVivIpm, Cnrlioiidfilp, Colcimin, Alia.
J. Aplln, Cnrdlff, Aim,
V. K. Ht. Amnnt, Cnrdlff, Altn.
ti . i   rt. ■     1     ..     fi, „1 I.,   1,    p '
doo, Ilnlmnn, Dlnmond City, T.ollihrlileo.
G. V. Larrlor, ini llollnmy St, Hdmonton
Kichord TliompHon, I-'rnzor KlntB, Kdmonton
N. llollouuy, 209 Hnmllton Bt., lMlinonton
D. lleou, Fornio 11. C.
n   VlunX   rrniilr   Altn.
J. W .Morris, Hoamor, B. C.
J. O. Jones, Hlllcrofit, Altn.
It. Eviius, Koiimnro, N. IX
L. Mooro, I». O. 113, Lothbrldgo, Altn
W, k. .Evans, Milo,,Frnnk, Altn.
P. Bonaccl, Mnplo I„nf, Bellovuo, Altn.
M. Itlrndl, MUbd, B. C
Noll Diinrnn, PnoHburK, Ilollovuo, Alia.
Oncur Ciirlwm, Pa-iubuiu;, Altu.
, Chai,. Smith, Itoynl Coll., Utlibridgo, Alia.
h. MeQuurrle, Boelt Percc«, 8»«k.
A. Sllnw, Strntliconn, Allft.
Wm, IliiBBcIl, Tnbor,; Altll. ',
E. Brott'ii, Tuber, Alia,
J. lUtclic, tvJtovnn, Sn-jfc.
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Him It hond
llonvor Crook,
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Conl City
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Hochft Percee
. 102:
Teda cho je tento problem? Ja to
nazyvam problem zivota. Vidime tu
zem a lud, a v zemi s obyvatelstvom
je problem; ako ma lud zem najlepsie
vyuzitkovat k 'svojmu pro'spechu.
Poliladnlme na vlas»nosti nasej zemi
a nasho ludu. Zein je.._urodna, ako
maloktora drulia. Najdeme vsade
volke zasoby vsetkych. veci, ktorych
lud potrebuje. Lud jo pracovity a
sllny a povestny svojou vytrvalostou a
dusovnous silou.
Z toho dalo by sa sudlt, zo takemu
ludu v takej zemi jo laliko mozno op-
atrit a zaist.it vsetkym obyvatelom
zdravle, stastlo a dostatek vsetkeho.
Myalo volmi dobro vlome, ze velka
enst naslio obyvatelstva nenl ani zdra-
va, ani slnstnn ani znmozna.
, To su predsa skutocnosti, chi nenl
pravda? Ax jiotlalto smo teda doh-
Ja ale teraz hovorim, zo keby praca
nasho obyvatelstva bola *spravno or-
EnnlBovnnn a mudre pou zltn, nnsn zom
pri velml maloj nnmnho' poskytovala
by pre vsetkych velky probytok. Jn
tvrdlm, 'i.o prnca obyvntolstva nenl ro
zurnno oi'Knnlsovann a poir/Un a clicem
doknznt, nko Inak mohlo by sa to zarl-
adit a nkych pozohnnnych vyslodkov
by to malo, keby so tnko navrhy prov-
Ideal dncsiiolio zivota jo Individuals--
muB, konkureneia, to jo: kazdy bmii
pro Bolm, Knzily clovek hlndi dnon
inihriibnt tolko peiilnzl, kolko mu jon
mozno, .pouxlt Icb pro hvoju znbnvu n
poruclilt Ich svojlni dotom. Taky jo
dnonny Idonl. Tornjsoa HM-odno.i
Biinlion jo,' ui'oblt Rtal "dlol'iiou pro
coly Hvot," t j nnrod mn vyrabnt oho
mozno tiejvlnc tovnru VHollnkcho di*u-
liu pro cudzo iiliity n prcdnjom tolioto
(ovarii vyroby!. vlncoj iionir/.l, nez by
mu bolo mozno vyroblt vyroljou pri
vyvlno vliiHtncj krnjliiy lt vltiHlnoJ
Moj ldi.-nl Jo nni»i*otl tomu, zo kazdy
clilovck nm hii hiiiixII hvoJ proupccli
Hpojit h proHpMcboiu oHtnlnycli hull, u
Ze tovarna nie prijemnym mieslom k
praci a,3. Ze nemte take' zivobytie,
alee by ste si prial.
Yy musite konat mnohe veci, ktore
byste radsej nehal a zase su ine veci,
po ktorych tuzite, ichz vsak ncmozete
Noze pokusmo sa zistit, ktore veci
su vasemu zdraviu riajprospesnejsie a
ako je nam Ich mozno najlepsie a najs-
nadnejsie dosiahnut. Dujam ze az postal boly nioje duvody zretelne, prak-
ticke a pravdlvo." CItal slate dozaista
knllui Robinson Crussoe a biidete sa
pamcltal, zo po stroskotanie ode zach-
ranil sa na ostrovo, kdo sa sum niusel
starat o svojo zlvobytlo. Sinl kukur-
icu, pestoval kozy, susil ovocle, zbud-
oval si dom, botovil nadoby b lillny,
robll si odov z kozi zvleral, urobil si
clnok a hofovll rozllchno uzKochno vo-
Keby mleslo toho bol sn pustlal do
vyrabanla porlovych nnlirdolnlkov, ve-
jiorov z poknoho piora prv nezli sa
postnrnl o potravlny a prlslrosio, pov-
edal bysto, zo bol l)otovym blaznom a
nevcdol svoj dins'u svojostrov nnl-
ezllo vyuzitkovat, Co bysto alo pov-
edal, keby sa bol uskromnll nlobo do-
cela hind trpol, lon aby bol mohol robit porlo'vo nahrdolnlky a vojiero pro
Inycli ludl, ktory boll poliodliiyiiil snml
To olio by sto in no povodnl, mozoie
povodut I sniii sobo, lebo vy prnvu Ink
jednato, nlobo rozmrlinviito cIihh ii
hIIu, aby Kto zlvll n vydrzluvnl lonlvyoh
ludl n hotovll mnrnlvo vocl. A tcniz
k iinaniu in'oblcmu, Ako muni'* -what, iiliy Kino ■/, niiHoJ zcnin n z iiiikIio
vlimtnclio zlvntn, ui'oblll lo nnjbMisii!,
cho sn iiroblt dn? Ktorynh veci jo
Bkiilocno irebn k znlHtcnlii Hlnstiiolio,
zdrnvclio a doHtiojnclio zlvntn? Tlclo
vonl luozciiio rozdollt nn dvn dniliy—
linioliio n diii'i-vm*. Tu ziiko oIkii mi
nioju mlciU'iili' velml oil iuUmicdIm bull
Ink zviiiiych mniiHCHtci'Hki.'J Kkoly, nn-
rodni'lio liONpiidiii'Klvii, inojini bb-iiioiii
jc siricilirioKl pre telo n liojiiost.   pr
"Bohemian     CCzeclO  "SpayedliibsT
18th and Loomis St., daily, per year,
■14,00.'        0 '       "    *
Polish (Polski 'IDzienik Ludowy")
959 Milwaukeo avenue, weekly, per
year $3.00.-, ' ,
Jewish "The Jewish Labor World",
Ilalsted and 12th St., weekly per year
., Italian "La "'Parola del Socialista,"
874 Blue Island avenue; por yonr,
$1.00.  •• ' , ■
German "Neues Loben," 181 Washington street, weekly, per year,
$1.00.   ,
Slavonic "Prolotarcc," 2140 Blue
Island avenue, * weekly por year,
Croatian (Ilorvalskl) "Radnloka
Strazn" 1S30 South Centre Ave., wcflily, per year $2.
Danish "Ilevyoh" 2039'West North
aseniic, weekly $1.
All of these are published In Chicago, 111.
Alex Susnar
British cnpltal to lho nmount of i:21-
07-1,252 has boeii Invested in fjnniidii
from Jnnunry 10 to Mny fl Inolusilve,
vldo tho Cnnndlim Mnll,
Hero nre ftmw nf (ho Woslorn Instl-
tutlous nf foot oil:
City or CnlKiiry C   33(1,780
II. C, Kloctrlc Hy       530,000
West Cnnndlan Colllorlos.,      190,000
New Michel Store 24x50
with outbuildings and
Cottage.   Apply,to
New Michel
Cleanliness i
i t
$ Means   Flealthi
■S  I*, very hi id y wants licallli, (lime- f
5  fore to oblain this you c.-m make
J  no mistake, liy the jiiii-clmsc of
J Allen Portable Bath
* which (.'an lie siv
X n cui'
| P. 0. Box 320
zu hu mn imi-oil Hiuizlt hvoJii rofliiu jtiur-liit. '.In by fom riulll pre VHi'ikych
kiuii prlvlcHl cho nio/.nn it naJvysHlnui jii>lt-.siiyc|i potrcbiich u pozltlmcli elu
vyvoju  ii  vyiizllkiiviil   Jej   pi-lrodyncli j„io/.iio iinjviiehwln iitrlcilmoMl n |Hn
tlnrov prv, ini/, nn piihtl dn tolko obeli-
odou h Inymi zciiiiiinl.
Mily obi'lilinn', vy ntc rnzuniiiy, jirnk-
tlcliy clovek ii Jn by hoih vnm pii-d-
ovhliii endII, nby ste si urobil Jimny uh-
lulok ti loin, I'liolin Jf lumi in'Jvi.u: p-H-
robii |irc telo a tluclm, A lied buil-
(.'iii o torn upliii) un ciiiiom, potom oy
Mine uiiiii  nut dia ludo AoiH.i-.iiiMiw.i.
uchoHt, nby mini mini ostnlo cu nnj\ in-
ccj c|jii!iii I' ii/lv.'inin nulosil a po/li-
kov vynidt'lio driihu.
(I'ok raclioN inile)
wliich can lie seen by (lroppiiin
n curd to
II. C. Dovolopineiit Ahh'u..
Can. Western Lumber Co,..
Cnn, Collieries (Duiisiiiiilr),
•I 1,4 75
1 .'jr-'J.OCO
•*t ■   m'-*T*.'mr*im**fr'
The great Baking Pov-zclei*
of the coun try-
used in millions
iC^i/'K f '    (*\.
l,on cli'<!tloiiH pnrl.-sli'imcM so sont. fill-
|Icm nvi-c ciiliiii' cette annce, (»u pcui.
nby tychio zlaijoiiclcii  veci -fkor do.  jm„p,(, (|jnM|11(, i„ «-„rnt-ti-rlNtliiii.. iwlo-,
UUd.     I.(l.o my vhervw doclclU <*ho ;„,.,,,,,. |l0 ,;, ,R.li((t,(, (.5..,:t.,nd., u ParlK
IlKUlin   llUjIi'liKldl   VJ'HlctllCOV   li   lipoll'i."
bt'iilm li.-ijineiicj pruec.
Praktieka Skola
Alio hoih u/. povodnl v prvej knplt-
l!i*Kt iiiatci'iiilwonly u».cd
and lli>t .Iium work-
jjntii-«lti|> Ptixiin-H
A Good Job
JOE FALVO     ^•wy-M-waiock
tut,uiu' liidl(fi!i'i'iici> n peu prcH ki'Ium'-
Ci- nc html jilim les belles Junes dc
J.'iiIIh an tcmpii do In I ton lunger ou do
I'nffulro DrcyfUB,' ipinnd b-H nffichcH
den caiKlldiitn ctnlctit reconvenes pnr
(elicit (Ich mlveiHnircH nvnnt. KciiU-iucitt
d'nvnir i-u lo Inlhlr do secber mir b'H
iiiii*.".*.. Ou .'.out. auA.'.i lev aidrlut' !!■ ' d-
clarnfioiiH d'niitnn, commc ri-llc i)iil
uiUMii nn Ui-iui itwiUn Uiiu !><» i,i.i..i dc
Farlu ct ijul dlnalt: "Ctloyvus. Vla'tuo
est crave! Au moment on vous tdb-A
niettp* un volo d'lino Importnnci' wihhI
r!Xcoptlftnnoll(k, il ogt lmpoA»i!i!i> que
voiih uViiroijvk'C piu k* hounln di- laia-
biul '••uUc iwi'tvalt l* tllXU \(„i VLUU .,. At
\ $ ^■*l'*fit'5&if^*ot_-ir.£:_j_>ww>^
aaa1-. ^a^?tyg3itais*ifap-tgis3^^.*iSis&im^ *■_«-= _._g^^j_>_.
'i.jjw4rtv.*._s^.«1'i."-fc-- '■sA^t.1 -•
"■ -'i-'<?,''
' Nicola Valley now has a daily mail
service over the C. P. R.
Fred Stork was elected mayor-of
Prince Rupert with a majority of 116
over his opponent, William , Manson.
Grand Theatre on the .31 st of * May
"St. Elmo," based on the famous novel
. of Augusta J. Evans will be dramatized by Grace .Hayward, assisted by
first class support. Remember May
31 st.  ' ■ ■   ■
Messrs. Foote and Pradolini are now
making good progress'witli the excavation work for the new Canadian Bk*'
of Commerce'on McKenzie avenue, in
Revelstoke, and have a gang of men
at work on, the site for the new school
building on Sixth street.
The Revelstoke shops of, the C, P. R.
will be enlarged and improved to accommodate yOO employees. The relations between tbe company and the
men must be 0. K. as there were rumors in tbo past that these shops wore
to be removed; this was always more
noticeable when a dispute was in progress.
Service will be held as usual in the
Baptist church on Sunday morning ajid
evening. , In the morning Pastor Spidell will preach on "The Emancipation of Great Experiences." In tbo
evening at 7.30 his subject will be
"Does.It Matter What a Man Believes?
Special music lias been arranged for
the' evening service.
Tlie Industrial Worker is once more
on deck in Spokane, and requests that
it be made known that there is a strike
on of the cooks and waiters. A significant feature of this strike is the remarkable readiness it was responded
to and although there are 1000 men
and women out, not one defection on
the part of the women is reported—in
' fact they are surpassing the males in
their enthusiasm.
■ A quiet wedding* was celebrated at
the home of the bride's parents   on
May 24th when the Rev. Hugh Grant
united in tho bonds of matrimony, Hector McDonald and Mary Ban*.    In the
evening the many friends of the contracting parties gathered around the
festive board, everybody congratulating the new couple and wishing them
■ long life and prosperity.     They   will
:■_ make their new home at Hosmer, in
> which place    Hector has a host of
friends among his co-workers;
'   Wm. Ross and Wm. 'McKay  (both
Billies) have formed a partnership and
taken over the Central hotel,   where
they will be glad to meet tlieir many
friends.and former patrons, and can
_=r_as3ur-c=thom^Qf=fair=— aud=sqLiare=tre3.t=.
, ment.     Everybody   knows   "Yoikie,"
and he has been engaged at a large
salary to look after the .'liquidation"
of the concern.     This is n first class
home for workingmen ano as good nc-
commodation as is procurable.    June
1 will see everything in full swing.
The Sttfrfe of Good Values
Our aim-at all times is to place within. your
reach the highest quality of merchandise at the
lowest possible cost tb you.     An investigation will
' prove that our prices are not equalled, and that you.
can save considerable by trading here.
Marriage licenses issued: John I-Ior-
biclp of "Hosmer to Alary Robson, May
14; II. Ushijima of Cranbrook to Laura
Marquis, May 23.
John Ericksori to Telma Johnson,
May 25,
The impression entertained by some
citizens relative to tho spreading of
the germs of contagion by members of
tho City Flro Dopartmont nre decidedly erroneous.
Tho' fumigation of tho fire hall and
tlio complete disinfection of all occupants entirely eradicated any posslblo
Harold Anderson IM. D.
City Honlth Ofllcor
D. V,
Everyday prices that mean a continual saving to
Choicest Alberta Government Creamery Butter
Per Lb 35c
B. C. Pure Cane Granulated Sugar
20 Lb Cotton Sacks $1.30
. . Gloss and Laundry Starches
3 Pkts 25c
Quaker Brand Corn and Beans
Per Tin 10c
Quaker Brand Tomatoes
2 Tins 25c; 9 Tins $1
"White Swan Laundry Soap
Carton of 6 Bars 20c
Barrington Hall, the steel cut chaff]ess Coffee
1 Lb Tins 50c
Reindeer Condensed Milk
2 Tins 25c >
.;• It's a.regular snap, to tie'1 our new neckwear, especially if you wear our shirts and collars. Come
and have a look at the newest' things in these lines;
you want to have the best* and latest of course.
.. Summer hats in linens and straws for* men . and
boys. All the newest shapes at prices that won't
seriously affect the'pocket book.
35c to $1.75
Por tlie workingmen wc. offer oh Saturday a
Horsehide Working Glove. Warranted Scotch
and steam proof. Made up with outside welted seams that protect the stitching. You can lose
.them and you can have them stolen but you cannot
wear them out."   Regular selling price ^1.2b.   *
Por Saturday 70c pair
♦♦♦♦<fr^»~» ♦♦»♦♦»♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦*•♦.
,  To the person baking the best
loaf of bread from  Seal  of Al- A
7-   berta. Flour, we,will give:      .-"♦ *
""■^ 1st prize: 98 lbs free        -'a
.2nd prize: .49 lbs ... ~      '?i
■•3rd; 24 pounds '*'•.';■▼
Bring .along your bread on-^
Saturday 7-4,
■> '
■ I'll
! A Word
In Good Faith
Buy the best;.Groceries you can, if not for your
own sake then for your family's sake. We keep
tho best
Men's Tan Blucher Oxford, welted sole, made up
in a wide fitting last. •   Good value at the regular *
selling.priee of $4; for Saturday's selling,
$2.80 per pair
Huntley and Palmers assorted Biscuits Lb...
Twenty-five pieces of nanw embroidery, a
splendid article for Children's and Ladies Underwear. , Made,in various widths and of good quality Cambric.     For Saturday selling
5c per yard
Our values in Trunks, Travelling
Cases etc., caiinot.be duplicated.
Bags,    Suit
A special offering in Jap silks. , Extra heavy
quality, especially suitable for Ladies and Children's "Waists and Dresses in all,the staple and
newest, shades.;   -.-„■'"
-j     Saturday Special'40c"per yard
S Gentlemen
Just have a look at our line of Hats—all tlie
neAvest and best styles and
Suits to Your Measure from $16.00 up to $30
Fit .and Material Guaranteed or Money back
The Cash Merchant
Opp. Post Office
SUITS   and
and up made to your measure.   The
latest New York and English
•     Cloth and Styles, *
PAMTHR TTTM   Rooms 2 and 3, The A. Beck Block
Advertise in the DistrictTLedger
For sale at one half of actual cost.
Seo Lyons, Henderson Block.
To rent or to sell. The Gill boarding house, containing 14 rooms and a
well established dining custom. Situated on Pellat avenue. Apply at the
It is going to bo pretty hot. How
about bamboo shades for your verandah, They have them in all sizes,
and the price is the smallest thing
about the mat the Trites-Wood Co.,
Household furniture for sale, including iron beds, double and single, dressers, Peninsular range and heater. A.
R. Kennedy, McPherson. avenue, below
Rogers street.
Two acres of land, 1 3-4 acres cleared, house 21x26 three board, stable 14
xl4 2 storey, chicken house 14x12 also
three board. Prico 1050 dollars;
$500 down, balance in ten months. Apply to E. Harper, McPherson avenue,
Fernie, B. C.
Servant wanted, apply to Mrs
Hot tun or coffee served at lngriunH
pool room.
AlwnyH rendy: ham Hnndwlchos nnd
coffoo ut Ingrnm'8.
If you aro a particular pmokor got
your Rniolcos nt Ingram's.
Plain Rowing wanted by MIbb Vi.
niwipy, P, O. Box 102, Fernio,
Just tho thing oitrly In tlm morning
or Into nt night; a hot lunch at Ing-
Thoro Is no hho talking, tlio Bpot. to
buy your fiiniifuro und stoves Im ul
tho Triton-Wood-Co. Ud,
Do you know (hoy soil rofrlKornlors
•—yet* sir, nnd tlioy nro clionp nt tho
TrlIob-Wood Co. Ltd.
I'Jkbh fnr Hiilo from puro broil Huff
Orpington. Apply T, KyniiHton, llUink
107, Annex Kxtcimlon,
Lost: Ono cm-men branch, fltidor will
rccolvn reward If returnod to Mru.
Trl I oh.
For ■eutlmnles In lathing und shingling wrlto or call on llolit, Wright, Wout
Fornio. .lip
llnlloy'H Coinot Ih coming, ho uro thn
flloH, Metier get. semen doom nnd
window HcreoiiH at lho Trltos-Wood
Co. Ltd.
Iloiiwe Tor Hnln with 2 IntH In Wrist
Fornio*, r> raomnd Iioubo, wator. En-
nulru of li. Ilarpor, McPlie-'Hon avo>
• mio,
For Salo: Team of horsou, good gen-
oral purposo unlmuls, prlco $185. A.
MacDonald Co,, Whol-tsulo (IrocoiH,
If you hnvo nny building to do 'twill
pay you to soo A. McLonn, phono 107.
Ho kcepB all klndn of building mntcrlnl
In stock. 46p
For salo: Cnbbngo plans flOc per 100;
cauliflower $1 por 100, Mro rhubarb
root* and utrnwborry plants. John Mc<
I.srhlnn, Wr-ut Fernio, -43*;
For Kont: A six roomed houso,with
wator ovor sink and toilet Inaldo, nonr
Mothodlat church, $15 a month, roady
1st June,    Apply Walter Itunnable,
For flairs: A lot 60x131, all cleared,
with a five room house, nicely finish-
od and painted, completely furnltbod.
Grand  Theatre, Fernie
Tuesday Night May 31
An  Extraordinary Offering
Augusta J. Evan's Stirring Narrative
"St. Elmo"
Dramatized by Grace Hayward
(Autor of Graustark)
Greatest Book Play of a Decade
Plan at Bleasdell's,   Prices, SO, 75c, $1 & $1.50
Your Eyes
Have Them
Attended to
While You
Have The
O pportunity.
An Eye Specialist is here
at Bleasdell's
Will \m ul jiiCTtiilcir.-j liming all
nf Hnliivrtny, Mny V'RIli.
If yoii'r wruiriiiR kIuhhoh now cnn-
mult him, It nmy bo Imnoftcal to ynu
lYerulfU'lieH. rllninoKR nf vlnlnn,
wntory oyos, pain or eye-* that burn
nro relieved uy liln rIohnor,
F.M, Dnnnnny Ih an nyo npnulallBt
with twelvo yonrs oxperlotinn nml
hit* work, in Kiiaranteod, It coutu
nothing to mnko hum I
Consult   Him
First In The Field And
Foremost To-day
Fit-Reform originated high class,
hand-tailored garments in Canada,
jus. as Fit-Reform to-day originates
the .tyles that Canadian gentlemen
Most  of  the  well  dressed  men
you see on the street, carry the
Fit-Rfcform trademark in the inside
pockets of their coats.
These, men know,
by careful comparison, that there are
no other  garments
made in Canada today superior to those
perfected by the Fit-Reform system.
Fit-Reform has always been fir.: in
offering better ftyles, belter tailoring,
better values than it is possible to
obtain elsewhere for anything like
the same money.
Fit-Reform was always-and is to-cky
—the first and foremost in the realms
of high class tailoring.
We arc showing the very late-ft
creations in Fit-Reform Suits—the
choicdt of the season. $ 18 to $35.
The Trites - Wood Co.
Bargains Fop
The Crow's Nest Trading Co,
Sole AgenU to Fernie
We have only a limited quantity
of the following so advise you to
come early.
Porrin's Cream Sodas 2 lb. tins rog. 35c. To-day 25c
" "        •« 21b. Cartons " 25c,       "     20c
Braid's Bost Toa 3 lb. Tins rog. $1.50      "   $1,00
'■ " 1 lb. " « 50c. "■ 40c
Cowan's Cocoa, 1 lb. Tins   ' "      00c
" " "  |lb,   "        "       30c
"     " jib.   "        "       15c
2 for 25c
Apples, Cooking or Tablo uso - fi lbs. 25c
Empress Crown, nono bottor - - 14 tins $1,00
Spooial lot of Tnblo Syrups on Salo Saturday Only
25 Per Cent, off Any
Dinner Set or Tea Set
or Saturday Only
Fresh Strawberries
Tomatoos, Oranges, Bananas, Grnpp Fruit, Radishes,
Lettuce, Cucumbers, Green Onions,
Parsloy, Spinach, Etc.
  Phone 49 	


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