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Cndustria.1 Unity is Strength.
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The Official Organ, bf District No. 18, U. I_..W. of A.
VtDLu'V/ No. 47
FERNIE,   B. C, JtmeZStlt   1910
Political Unity is Victory
$1.00 a Year
Suits Broughi Against
The football^match between these
rivals was played in true sportsmanlike .manner.'aaid;the example set is
one worthy, of emulation.. There was
no goal scored bn either side which
can be considered a. great tribute to
Adamson, as the visiting team were
constantly trying to place the leather
between the posts, yet he successfully
defended, his,position.. '"'
• There "were several shots that went
very wide of the mark, but this was,
largely the fault of the ball as it was
too light,.and haid a.tendency to rise
and float about.like;a toy balloon.'
' f   '•        PLACE
Corbin   Coal   and   Coke Company   Come   Under the
Glare of Investigation and Make a   Poor
Showing For Their Employees
. V:-
.  (Lethbridge Herald.) ',  r'"...
* -Before His- Honor Judge Carpenter
sitting in the District Court at Cole***
' man last week three suits for. damages against', coal, companies by'.,employees or relatives of former em-,
ployees were heard. In all.three cases
W. C. Simmons of Simmons &• Shepherd, Lethbridge; appeared for. the
plaintiffs and Colin Maeleod for, the
respondents. ,     ,; 77 '7'
■   The'  first case was Van'Duren ys^
. International Coal & Coke Co!, Ltd.,
„for $1,800. The plaintiffs were* the
wife'* and five children of Felix , Van
Duren.'who was killed in the respondent's mine* during February last-by. be-'
ing crushed between cars. "" Eighteen
.  hundred dollars was paid into court,
" arid his honor instructed one.! half of
it.to be.paid to the widow and the other-half invested.by the * clerk of; the"
court for the "children-with leave to
apply to the court for further, directions with regard to the Bhare of the
^children..'■_    ,   ...       "
.  \,The next case was Carota' vr-*'. ,1-1 Ill-
crest Coal & Coke Co.; the plaintiff,
, .who,resides in .Italy, being the father
of 5a man fatally injured In aa accident
,', court ordered the evidence of applic-
* .aiit in Italy to be taken by commiss-
7ion.     '■ ' ' "'■-'''.     ■ '.•'' '"
'-*.   The third was Michael ,.vs Hillcrest
;,pCo&\.& Coke C0.7; Plaintiff; had khis^
""■' fingers''.fustied w_lle*"vrisrfitng; In .he
mine. He continued to work for- some
..time-jvhen blood-poisoning set.In and
he was incapacitated from work from
November 29th until December ,29th.,
1 . The defendants set up that the blood
.poisoning was not contracted in the
course,of their employment. The court
ordered written arguments to be filed
within ono week by the solicitors for
the respective parties.
(Western Call, Vancouver.)
Rev. W. Lashley Hall, B. A.B. D.,
the newly appointed pastor of the Mt.
Pleasant Methodist church of this city,
occupied the, pulpit for, the first time
last Sunday. ." At both services Mr.
Hall captivated his congregation. ■ In
the evening the spacious auditorium
was filled to.the.doors' and the large
audience were,not in any sense disappointed ln the man.
The speaker,, took for his subject,
"Christ,, the Man, Mis Message," which
was handled in aid accomplished man-,
ner. The;construction and development of - the theme were masterly.
Mr. Hall clearly and convincingly pictured "the Mian" as a strong, Impelling
personality, one who could command,
one who would lead, one who would, if
occasion arose, condemn. < • He deprecated, the effeminate picture so often
advanced of .the Christ, and impressed
his hearers" with; the ;f act .that the man
of Nazareth "was an "athlete, fit to en-'
ter theVarena of.life.at anytime."
. The ''''Message of Christ" was, according to the"'speaker, to "the poor,
the "weak,-the, suffering,"/and the one
Who^is dowhjmd out, and this view
was„ pressed* home with unanswerable
logic. : Mr.' Hall concluded* one of the
finest sermons :'ever preached in Vancouver,'with, these words "That is the
Man and'.that is the message I wish to
preach 'to. you ■ during my*■ pastorate
among you,"'*   *7.    '--.      ,.'"
Rey. Mr.'-> HalL'iS; a scholar and a
studeir^ and will be an'acquisition to
_y_ancouver7; - We 'pr6duce__w.ith_pl.eas_
ure "on'^another-page,r'thfopinion „ of
The Fernie. Ledger, of "Fernie. B, C,
where MnfHall \ has ■ spent four years
of his, ministry, movlng'frqm there, to
Mount Pleasant."*,, -i ,« ■'"''
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, Lethbridge June .20th
In order that the mlneworkers of
District 18 U. M. W..A. may know the
true state of affairs at .the mines' of
the Corbin Coal and Coke Company,
of Corbin B.C., allow me at,.thls time
to publish the following letter :n regard to conditions, etc. On the latter
part of April when I and some of the
officers of District, 18 were negotiating an agreement with the management of the,Company, they g&ve us to
understand that they were going to
have living, conditions the same as in
other,'camps in this District; that it yeast Cakes~~iito~r
the store at Corbin.     Compar.e   the
P. Burns and the' Flathead Trading
Co., Ltd.
Steaks'per lb. 22c
Pork chops per lb *^25c
Butter, dairy lb..:...... .v....; ...45c
Ham per lb...;....._ '...". 28c
Lard pail, 10 lbs....."..' ....$3.00
Eggs dozen......... 7 45c
Cheese per lb. ;\.. .25c
Oranges per dozen *■••.•■■.- -75c
Sunlight Soap 6 bars 50c
McDonald's Tobacco plug, two for 25c
Miners Had Better Give Northern
Colorado a Wide Berth
was not their-intention to .take any!
undue advantage .of their, employees;
that all they,, wanted was the same
wage conditions existing.in other
camps. The reasons advanced "were
that their coal, or "some of it, would
be competing "in* the same market as
that produced by other coal operators
in this district. .- '■-. -'***''
Now, if the -Corbin Coal and Coke
Company is sincere and honest in their,
contention, why do they not force the
general store^ to; the camp to charge
the same-as .other, camps in this District,', instead of from 20 to 50 *' per
cent moro than:-other- stores in the
district,.or. else• allow competition .to
At a meeting of the School Truste°B
the resignations of the following tea-
cl ers wero received and accepted:
Miss Germain
Miss McLaughlin
Miss Porter.
Regret was expressed at,the loss of
theso ladies and bost wishes for thoir
futuro welfaao was tho sentiment of
tho Board.
To fill tho vacancies created tho following appointments wore made:
Miss Daniels B. A., of■ Kontvillo, N.
S. This ladylB n student of Dal-
housle. ■   v
J. Jay, formerly of tho Coal Croolc
teaching stuff now transferred to Pernio,
Miss M. E, Ruttan from. Endorby
takos a class.
Miss Flora McDonald, who has boon
teaching young Ideas how to shoot at
Sprlngdalo, Alta., will ondoavor to impart knowledgo to Fornlo'a growing
progony, ,
Qlnd to roport that tho attendance,
which haB been Bomewbat low lately
consequent'upon various causes, principally BlcltmosB Is now on tho up-
Tondors for school conBtructlon aro
reproduced olsowhoro undor thoir appropriate heading.
At Carbondale on Wednesday a conference washeid between the representatives of the _ McGilllvray' Creek
Coal and Coke Company and the Ui
M. W. A., when an agreement was
drawn up that was mutually satisfactory,' thus presaging a prosperous futuro for the camp.
The Company's representatives ..were
Mr. . Cram, ono of tlto board of directors, and Mr. J. W. Powell.'manag-
er ln charge, whilst tho men's Iriter-
ests were looked aftor by:%
W. B. Powell, President-f District
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T. E. James and A. C. Brovey, International Organizers. .
Tho local Scale Committee consisted
[  O. ty. Davis
W. Clark
W. R. BurrowB
Joo Stolmack
come~in and" nolviallow an outfit such"
as the P.." Burns: Company and the
Flathead:"Trading' Company'- to' continue on such a-holdup as is being carried
on by, them at the.present;time.
..In- order to prove- to the mine workers of District 18 that what Isay is
correct, I enclose the price list of the
Trites Wood Company at Michel and
Purity Flour, 50;lb sack -...2.25
Climax Jam 5 lb 75c
Sugar sack' 20 lb : .". .1.50
Potatoes sack 100 lb ;*.... 2.50
Peas per can , '. 15c
.Tetley's tea lb ■..  50c
Trites Wood Company:
Steaks per lb 18c
Pork.chops lb 20c
Butter dairy    ." '.. ,30c
Ham lb  ,".'  25c
Lard 10 lb pail.. •/............... 2.55
Eggs dozen  35c
Cheese per lb"...; ...'..,;  20c
Oranges per dozen; ,50c
Sunlight soap 9 .bars /-..... 50c
McDonalds plug tobacco :.. ic10c
Yeast cakes:6 for ? ' *.. .25c
Purity flour 50 lb sack. 7 1.80
Cilmax Jam, 5 lb^.^. 60c
Sugar sack 20 lbs". .T..,.". ; *.1.30
Potatoes sack 100 lbs:...;.;..... .1.50
Peas per can .... i'i" 10c
Tetley's tea • lb 40c
The above prices are for the actual
necessities' of life,' and everything else
at Corbin is charged accordingly.. It
is no wonder.that board runs from
$30 to $35 per month and in other
camps it averages about' $25 per
month... If the Corbin Coal and Coke
Company Limited wishes to secure
good competent mine workers it is up
to them to see that living, conditions
are the same in their camps as in
other camps in this district.
Another thing that I wish' to .mention
for the benefit of the mine workers is
that they have a railroad from Corbin
to McGillivray, a distance of 13 miles,
for which they charge 65 .cents either
way, no such thing as a return ticket
a little'cheaper, but on the other hand
you are charged one cent per mile
more than the C. P. R., and if a miner
takes his tools along with him he is
charged from 35 cents up for carrying
same, besides paying 65 cents,for his
own railroad ticket-
In conclusion let me state, that if
,the Corbin Coal and Coke Company
want reliable men all they need*.to do
is to give their employees the same
living1'conditions as they have elsewhere, and they will not have to send
their mine superintendent, or agents
out looking for men. This usually in-
the company ought to be', prepared to
give terms equally as good as. those
obtaining in other camps.
Thanking you for the above space,
yours for justice. •■'-•*,      "7t'i,7_V*-v \
vCharles .Garner ■•'
International .Board- Member District
is u.'.M. w; A.- '■> , *■    ■
Commissaries have been established
at Lafayette and Louisville. Smaller
camps draw weekly benefits.
Rollins of the Ilth District and Tyler of the 5th are the board members
on the ground.
Scabs imported from West Virginia
only work long enough to get a grub
stake, then disappear.
Brake, Commissioner of Labor, talks
of suing operators for discharging men
who are trying to organize^ and also
asking for' checkweighmen.
Operators are planning to build stockades and corral their 'heroes," and
force them to work under guard.
All workers asked to keep away
from Northern Colorado.
-Women* are co-operating with the
Strlers In their fight for better conditions.   "
Local Longmont of the Socialist party Is busy distributing literature as
the men. now have time to read and
deliberate. „
At 4,50 this morning fire was discovered in the basement of Blundell's
Grocery in the Johnson-Falconer block
on Victoria avenue. The department
responded in quick style and finally
located the trouble although the immense amount of "smoke made the
work very difficult. The origin of
the fire is unknown. The stock of F.
Waylett in the .Palm and A. W. Bleasdell, druggist, is more or less damaged
by smoke.       ? .
It ,is understood that all of these
buildings are sufficiently insured to
offset any loss.
The most exciting incident was the
heroic escape of Messrs. Wright and
Gillespie of the East Kootenay Realty
Company with a trunk'full of priceless
Manager and Young Boy
The Victims Down
In Nova Scotia
Important event at Mt. Fernie lodge
No. 47 I. O. O. F. Wednesday evening,
Bro. C. J. .Digby was presented with
veteran's jewel, on attaiuing 25 years
as an Oddfellow. * Mr. Dlgby joined
Unity Lodge, Sherbrooke,, Quebec, in
join that lodge.
He was to have been decorated six
years ago last month, but tho jewel
was lost in the first big fire which vls:
it'ed Fernie.'
An an ovidoneo of tho remarkable
dovolopment of a business whloh In It-
solf nlso Is Indlcatlvo of a town's
growth, tho Crows Nest building la
imilorgolntf a comploto remodelling.
This ln iiocoBHltatod by tho firm's rapid
oxpanslon and their dotormlnatlon to
mako thoir ofltnbllBhmonf, an emporium
that will compare favorably with like
Institutions In any part of Canada. Tho
iipp»»r portion nf tlio luilldlni? horoto.
foro usod for offices Is now ontlroly
dismantled und will bu occupied by u
comploto dressmaking establishment,
under the supervision of an export in
tho art of filling nnd doslffnlnir, who
will control tlm ontlro staff whloh sho
'.'.'.'o ir!!J brlns "''■■", *1''"■ from i\,o V'wti
thus assuring the ladles of this District
, of obtaining tho vory boot service Tho
bnlanco of tho space will bo utilised
for ladlOB ready to woar npparol. An
olovator will bo Installed thoroby enabling customers to stop practically
off lho ntroot nnd ho placed upon tho
socond floor without tho slightest in
convonlonco or dolay.
The-- aioro front will ho entirely chan''
god substituting a solid copper ono for
the on« at present tn uto', thus Increasing tbelr display nrca by 8 foot of
It Is the lDt*ntion lo proceed -with
tha nddllinn nt ttnnlber ntnray an -»tvw
'" -u tbo present work I* completed.'
Wo aro In receipt of a booklet from
England entitled "How to Study Mining," containing somo vory valuable
suggestions of intorost to many of our
roadorfl. Its principal purpose however, Is to advertise a largo publication
consisting of flvo bound volumes on
."Modem Mining Practice," written by
Goorgo Mltchoson Ballon M. E, This
work treats of tho dlfforont subjects
in a Blmpln but sclontlfio manner and
has boon rccomraondod vory favorably
by tho pross and orltlcs.
Wo' havo boon supplied with two
onrolmont forma for a correspondence
courso, to proparo omo for olthor First
or Socond class cortlflcato, Tho tormo
aro as follows (to quota from tho
"I oncloBo horowlth 5s to covor postage, otc, no charge whntovor is mado
for tuition, To tho first two persons
who sond us $1,20 wo will forward tho
onrolmont forms Tor signature and
thon thoy may avail thomsolvos of this
special offer dealing dlroctly with tho
Late Henry Munkwitz is
Laid Away on Monday Last
The funoral of Honry Munkwltz, lato
foreman of tho Elk Lumbor Co, Mill,
which was to have taken placo on
Sunday but had to bo postponed on
account of tho Inability of Wm. Munkwltz, tho oldest son to reach hero on
that day, took placo on Monday undor
tho auspices of tho I.O.O.F, of which
tho docoasod waB an honored mombor,
and wan iargoly attondod, tho Mothodlst church being crowded to the doors
with the many friends of lho family.
Tho Oddfollowiii and Woodmen woro
present in largo numbers,"and tho
omployocs of tho compnny followed tho
remains to tho comotory ln a body.
Rov, Mr. Grnnt mado a brlof address paying nn eloquent trlbuto to
tho silent, unobtrusive but faithful
husband, fathor, omployoo nnd citizen.
A p-rnnd r-nnonrt will lm Hv-tn In lhi»
bnsomont of Christ church on Tuesday
28tl» of Juno at tM Bliarp. Tho [ol-
lowing Is tho progrnmmo:
Chorus: Oh Gladsome Light.      ,
Violin nolo: Miss L, Plthlado,
Solo: G, V, Btovonson.
OviWrit••>»,■   Cronolnif tlio Vt<\r       Mr".
StovonBon and Miss Aloxandor; Messrs
Hardman nnd Ptovonsoil'.
Bolo: O Dlvlno Ilodoomor: Mro, O. F
Chorus:"Spirit Immortal.
Bridal Chorus: Cowan.
Tlnnjo Bongo (flelocted) O. Wlntf-r.
Solo: Miss Qllvo Poarson,
Bolo: G, V, Stovonson.
Violin solo: Miss L. Plthlado,
Solo:  Fred Dick.
Duott (a) Wanderer's NMght Song:
(b) Tuscan Song; Sfesdfimes Sloven-
son and Dopow, *
Soldiers Chorus (Faust.)
(tod SUVA tho Klntr.
Tlio admission will ho fifty cents.
The casket was covered with many
floral tributes, coming from friends,
comrades and societies. Conspicuous
among these were wreaths from the
Ladies Aid of the Methodist church,
and from tho-employoes of the Elk
Lumber Co.
Mr.,' Munkwltz was born in Bitter-
feldt, West Saxony,.and came to the
United States about 28 years ago, settling at Motford, Wisconsin, A year
or two later his intended wife came
over tlie ocean and tho young couple
woro married at tho latter named
place, Shortly after thoy removed to
Ashland ln tho Btimo slate, near tho
head of Lake Superior, becoming connected with peoplo who later became
Interested in tho Elk Lumber Co., of
this place, and who induced him to
como with his family to Fornio, whoro
thoy hnvo resided over since, making
warm friends of all who know thom.
Mr, Munkwltz nnd family wero adherents of tho German Lutheran
church, but ns thero was no organization of that church horo thoy, attondod
tho Methodist Church, Mrs, Munkwltz
bolng nn active member of tho Ladles
Aid of that church,
All tho children woro proscnt including Mr. and Mrs.'-Dalzell, of Mon-
nrcb, Alta,
William Munkwltz, the oldest bot,
who Is married and living at tho Rod
Doer Lumbor Company's plnnt noar
Dauphin, Man., nrrlvod this morning,
Mrs, Munkwitz wIsIiob to oxpress ln
thoso columns hor heartfelt thanks for
tho thoughtful caro and kindness of
many friends during tho trying ordoal
through which hIio nnd hor fnmlly havo
just passed.
Party on Way to Scene
Met Train in G.N.
Tunnel—AH Well
.'. A. Grenier, once of Cranbrook formerly of Pincher Creek, recently of
Merritt, but, presumably in Vancouver,
B, C!., at present, furnishod the nows
gatherer of tho Province with some
splendid copy regard In,.-: his. marvellous rediscovery of the artof tempering copper.
We feel suro that If this be the gentleman we know, nnd feel sure It Is,
that tho energetic -scribe can console
himself with the fact that' he Is uot
tho only one who hns beon stung.
HALIFAX, June 20.—Two of thoso
whose duty it was to see that the colliery of the Maritime Railway and
Power Co. at Chignccto was safe, aro
dead, as the result of an explosion in
the mine at 3 o'clock this morning. '
Battered and disfigured by the force
of the explosion, the body of William
Stevens, the manager of theChignecto
mine, was found at 9 tonight In the
east section of the nineteen hundred
foot level. The deceased accompanied by a young lad named Wood, went
into the mine about two this morning
to test the different levels and balconies before the shift went to work.
„ Shortly after they went* down into
the mine the muffled roar of an explosion was heard at the mouth of the
pit, and the alarm was at once sounded, which brought the men in force to
the' bankhead building.
It was not known in what part of
the mine the explosion had occurred,
and the presence of gas following the
explosion made the work of rescue
slow. ■        "
The men and management labored
together to clear the slope and levels
of the deadly gas and as fast as the
gas receded the.searching parties advanced.
Wood was f<?und in the east section of -
the nineteen hundred foot level.    His
remains were but slightly    marked.
Beyond the place where the body was
found .there was a heavy fall of coal
and.it was.not until.this,evening that-
the, remains of Stevens'were found.1
A fatal accldont took place on Wednesday near Morrlssoy,
A young Slav named Muntllkalt was
engnged blasting stumpa nnd had
placed a shot which did not go off, so
ho approached to find out tho ronson,
when tlio blast wna discharged, killing
him Instantly, ,,
Coroner A. W. Bloasdoll, accompanied by Wm, Scott, tho'undertaker and
JnmoH JohnBon, constable, wont, out to
tho sccno of tho accident and whllnt
travelling over tho G. N. on a speeder
had a narrow oscnpo from collision
with a train ns thoy woro ontorlng a
Fortunately all Ruccoodod In Jump-
ing orr In tlio nick of time, The only
damage dono was to tho spoodor.
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The following resolutions were adopted at a lenguc meeting of the Crows
Nost Football association hold ,lii Hosmer on Juno 11,      ,
Moved and seconded that R. Livett
take the chair,
Tho   delegates In attendance   were
as follows:
W. Halderstono, HoBiner.
J. Turnbull, Frank.
J. 'Stephenson, Coloman
P. Mulgrew, Fornio
W. Hughes, Coal Creok.
S. Mooro, Michel. .
J. Burke, Bellovuo.
Mlnutos of previous meeting    wero
adopted with the exception of motion
regarding providing   for 13   playorn,
which should have read fourtoon play>
Movod nnd seconded that nny porson Infringing on rules of commltli>c
bo rofuHoil permission to officiate as
Moved nnd seconded thnt protest lodged hy Hosmor be not entertained as
tho prott'Ht feo did not accompany the
Moved iind seconded: That any play-
or wishing to piny for a team, .the
signature of snid player must accompany tho roglHtrntlon for that team.—
Moved nnd seconded; That wo draw
for tho Mutz cup first round.
Moved and seconded; That Moyie
and Crnnbrook ho notified hy Secretary tlmt thoy nn. t.iitlth'il to onlnr thn
competition for tho Mutz cup, --Cnrrlod.
The draw for gamoH resulted ns follows:
Ilellcvuo vn Ferule ut lU-llovui*.
Mlrhnl vh Conl Crock nt Mlchol
Hosmor vs Colomnn nt. Ilonmr-r.
Mf>v|,-, «,fi  ^.•.M-ilivfir-.l-   j*-*   ^T-*,'-'/,
Frnnk a bye.
Moved nnd seconded Thnt all mil-
ranee toon he In liy tlio Slut of June,
rr-d any tonm falling this forfeit thc
Moved nnd Kor-nndod: That,    homo
On Monday n number of Italians who
were drinking together.In the Roma
Hotel began a dispute over somo very,
insignificant matters, but beforo concluding it became very serious and resulted in some of the participants being more or less wounded.
A charge of nssiiiilt. and hatlery was
brought against, four members of the
party nnd nfter hearing tho evidence
W. H: AVhlmBtor tho polico magistrate,
Imposed lho following sentences:
Bruno Costo: $50 nnd costs or threo
months ln jail.
Vlcenzo Costo: $30 nnd costs or two
'months In jnll.
Tony CorollOj $20 and costs or ono
montli. 0 ,
The case ngnliiBt Frank Carollo was
dismissed .
The city treasury was IncroaBCd by
$100 aB thoy all preferred to pay tho
fines in preference to becoming wards
of th'o province.
1     1    . *   .'   * *••>     *   "      \    X x.\     *
then visiting team to take hnlf gnto receipts,
Moved iuul flocon-l'--]; Thnt the flrHt
round he plnyed on or boforo tho 3rd
of Beptomhnr.
Moved nnd Herond-vd: That secret'
(try purflift'!" Hi" nirvliiM nt enrly nn
Moved nnd He-wiile-l: That Herret.
nry wrlto the officials nf the Cilgiiry
Football iiHsoelntlon with regnrd to
arranging a match with the bent of
(heir Iobruo nnd Iho best of the Crows
Nost I<enguo, lho loaguo tn select the
Th-? rwxt mooting ,-vlH ho h-'-M tn
\ Kurnlo on July 23.
Don't bo a fool and buy bo called
fruit lnnd until you havo seen It, I
nm soiling tho finest fruit InndH on tho
Arrow Lakes, Bltunlo nt Maklnson's
Lnndlng, tho only permanent landing
botwoon Burton City ntul Nnkusp on
tho enst side. Boats twico dally, IM
ncres lnko fronlngo, absolutely level,
froo from mono, guaranteed first clnss
land, miHlly clenred; nlso 150 ncroH on
flrHt bench, I mlniiins from lnko front.
Wrlto for piirtlculiiiH to J. Stephenson,
Box f-8, Coleman, Alt it.
'" .  ' m
A and and fntnl nccldent occurrod on
Friday, tlm 17th, when Htephen Harlk,
a Slavonian, in tho ordinary dlsrharg,o
nr IiIb duili'ii or drnwing a coupling pin
Ml between tho nirw nnd was killed
nlnuiHl IniitiiiitmienuHly,
The (loco-meil leaves n widow nnd
four children thus suddenly bereft of
the breadwinner. Tlie remains were
conveyed to Coleinmi nud tin-re Interred on Sunday hint, tho funeral h'"-
Ing Inrguly attended*
llnrlk wim a reeiii. nrrlvnl from
Colemnn whero ho followed his occu-
I*.-..»«,«* ... .*.*.. *. .*>-,. ..........	
-ir-lv worl'-'d » few "hlfi" nt Vn^biiri'
when Hie niifnrluiinte event happened.
(livnt uyiupitthy lh fell for his he-
reaved ones, and IIh-hm iuuhku'ouh lu-
jiiohlnl-lo dlHiiHterH mny h<» pnrtly up-
l»Ii-v l.ileil  'rtie-li  'nil hl.»ll' Uiikl   IiMiX   III
our locnllty 13 children lmvo hi*«» left
fntherli.'HH In three days.
Tlio team selected to defend Fer
iiIoh reputntlnn on Hnturdny ngninst
rfte lenm Hull li romfni* from Crotlnn
will ho as folio wn:
f'lvlllniiH: Perllnr, llle-wli-ll. Laurie,
Could, Lime, Holmes; Militia: Lleuts.
Flnlnynon, nnd Tloulton, Sergts. Minton
and Walince. Privates Mini on and
Clerke. After the. smoke and the din
of tho bnttlo roar nil and sundry will
gather round tho festive board of tho
King Kdwnrd horo! nm! rogal'i thom-
si'lvus with solids, songs and stories. --'""—*.-- -"— -
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Germer's  Reply  to Mine Operators'
Falsehoods-The Public Have
Been Misinformed
Editor St. Louis Labor:
Dear Sir: In the issue of the St.
Louis Republic of June 10 appeared a
statement given out by the officials
of the Illinois Operators Association,
which would lead a misinformed public to believe that thd' Illinois miners
and particularly their officials are do-
void of fairness and reason.
As a member and an official of the
United Mino Workers of America I
feci callod upon to answer the falsehoods thai the Oporators are trying to unload upon'a people who are
not c-f-nver.-iant with the conditions in
Uic- Illinois mining fields and in so do-
ins, loshall bo as brief as possible.
First of all, let me call the attention
of the reader to the fact that the Illinois minors are* the target of tiie Illinois Manufacturers Association as well
as ihe Coal  Operators,  and wo have
■ their'litoraturo to  prove this,      Tho
" reasons  for  the friendliness  of    thc
manufacturers towards thc operators
is obvious.     The latter have been receiving tlieir coal at a price from 90
cents lo $1.20 a ton, while the public
has been held up for from $3.00    to
$4.30  per  ton.      In  addition  to   this,
'i'l    is only necessity to  point, to the
fact that this is the same Illinois Man-,
ufacturers Association that so bitterly
fought  the  women's  ten-hour  law  in
Hint state and carried tlie fight to the
highest court.      This same ^lanufac-
turers Association contended    it was
unconstitutional for the Legislature to
pass a law limiting    the    number of
hours for women in the factories and
sweatshops iiutho state to ten.
Now to the operators' statement:'    .*
Every  company  in  the  Fifth    and
Ninth Coal Districts of Illinois, except
th'e* Madison and Consolidated,   have
acceded to the demands of the miners,
and their mines are in operation, employing approximately 15,000 men. The
Illinois* Operators Association has always contended that the operators in
the Fifth and Ninth Districts are suf-
- ferin.   with inequalites in conditions,
that the ..yardage and deadwork scale
arc higher than in other districts in
Fifth   and Ninth    District   operators
were lhe first to agree to the demands
of the miners.' - It will be understood
that the operators who now belong to
the Fifth and Ninth Districts Operators' Association and who are paying
the scale adopted by the minors in
state convention in Peoria,- were formerly members of the Illinois Operators Association    but. withdrew    and
came to terms with tho miners organi
The statement of the Illinois Operators Association says: "Tlie refusal
of tho miners state officials to refer
.their.differences witli tlio operators of
Illinois to the State Arbitration board
shows conclusively tliat tlioy do not
consider thoir demands as Just." If
tlie operators from the Fifth and th'o
Ninth Districts, with all,the inoqunlit-"
ies tlio Illinois Operators Association
lias been harping about, can afford to
pay iho scale, why can't those who are
froo from these inequalities? Tlie
fact, tlmt in tho Fifth and Ninth districts about sixty companies are paying the prices asked by lho miners is
(.•oncliiBlvt! evidence thnl our demands
are not unjust, and precludes all sane
demands for arbitration.
And thero are it numbor of Companies outside of the Fifth and Ninth districts Ihnt have signed tlie scale.
Would this not cause a reasonable
person to concludo Hint thoro nro oilier motives thnn 'unfair demands on our
part that cause tho Illliioi*** Operators
Association lo resist tlio United Mine
Workers In H1IiioIh?II. Is not the uureii-
Bonnhli'iioss on our pnrt, hul the do-
llbi-riiio nl tempi to destroy tho minors
organization Hint Is causing tho prosont hiihp'misIoii In llm mining fields
out nlno" of lho llellovlllo district,
II Ih uiiirvolloiiH to hco their concern
about the iiiwiibers of our organization! , Whnt fine follows these opnrnt-
ore are! * Did they harbor any real
iiiiii-eni ubiiiil the welfare of the miners tliey would be doing what lhe oper-
(Mors of Hie Fifth mid Ninth IJlmrW'tH
are lining—opi'i'iite I heir mines. I nm
not contending Hint the operators who
Iiiim' ,'if-ncd thi' scale did hn Iici'iiuho
■if ii i-oiirerii about Hie miners, Not
.'it nil. They agreed to our li-riim he-
win*-..- Uny saw Hint Hiej i ould afford
ers who stood up for a better wage in
lSflS? Those, my dear reader, were
the same operators who are now
charging us with unfair methods.
They also say "the engineers arc ordered to stop work and then refused
their share of the benefit fund.!' Will
they kindly state the circumstances?
They will not,dare come before the
public and tell the whole story. Moreover of what concorn is that to thom?
Why don't they let the engineers settle
that  with our    organization?    What
with the San Fransisco Opera Co. As
Count Arnheim, Governer of Presburg,
he had a role, the high standards and
j requirements of   which he met   and
j mastered in a truly captivating style.
I Undoubtedly,  if the  approval  of the
■ audience can be justly counted as a
criterion, Mr.   Stevens   reached   the
climax in the recitative and air "The
Heart Bowed Down."     Possessed of
a° baryton of faultless quality, broad
range, powerful and resonant, he gave
to this wonderfully pathetic old song
a veritable, new least? of life, if, such
can be said to be wanting.     His perfect stage presence and utter lack of
mannerisms, lend greatly to his other
splendid qualities. *  ■
To Mr. George Kunkle fell the part
of .Dovilshoof, Chief of the Gypsies.
Here undoubtedly the man was made
for the role. His rough and ready,
free and easy manner, so indicative
of the- gypsy, coupled with,a deep
rich basso' of seemingly unlimited
scope, make it possible for him to
give color and life to the whole situation. An undercurrent, of humor runs
through "his work, which, when it at
times reached the surface, provoked
'considerable merriment. The Gypsy
i Queen, whose tragic end bespeaks tho
would they tell us if we attempted to*cjose o[ th^'p).-,^ earned a well merit*
dictate to-the Illinois Operators Asso-]e(1 encore in ^ «miss Forever Past
ciation   whom they shall or shall not, I
pay benefits to?     But this
linp with the rest of (heir action all
through I heir dealing with us especially during this yoar.
Let,us, see who was unfair and unreasonable. Wo asked thc Illinois Operators Association, to take part in
the interstate conference of miners
and operators held in Toledo, O., in
February, tho same as they liad in former years, but ihey refused and the
Toledo meeting was adjourned with
the understanding that another conference should be arranged and another effort made to have the Illinois
operators become a party to it. This
conference was.held in Cincinnati and
again the Illinois operators refused,to*
take part and aumpt to adjust whatever grievances they may liave had.
They contended thai if they could
meet the Illinois miners in ' separate
conference they would be „able to
come to an understanding with them:
The Illinois miners met them in Peoria
and not one moment during all the proceedings'-* did the yshow tho slightest
inclination to reach an agreement with
the miners unless the miners would
concede to what they termed a closed
shop, which meant that the miners lay
themselves liable, to conspiracy proceedings and have their treasuries rifled, and on further condition,that the
miners continue to pay the shot firers,
.while the law provides that they shall
be employed at,the expense of the operators. •
These same operators are causing to
have circulated among our members'"
literature in various languages in the
hope that they may'be able to arouse
a sentiment ainong thc foreign speak-
-i'n°'—■ members—and—ha,__-_icm—beliexp.
that they are being discriminated
against by the officers of the organization.,
They liave also applied for, and secured an injunction to prevent our men
from stopping work.
1 fear that when the question of unfairness is discussed some mighty bad
things can be said about some of the
companies members of the Illinois Op-
orators' Association. ■
Yours very truly        ,
Adolph Germer ,
Secretary-Treasurer Sub-District No. G
District No, 12 United Mine Workers
of America.
ed encore in her
.   j Her role, though somewhat less   ex-
s only m  acling (han the 0thers, was nevorthe-
famgjorse Uncovers
Seven: Foot Seam
:bf Anthracite
than he ever was*half a dozen   years
ago. - - ■ 7v '■-."  .*'-,.
■ The latest advices indicate that the
big battle 'Will*, take'place ^at Reno,
Nevada, - and work.. lias' already commenced onthe'building of the'bfg arena* at that place.",'    ,.' '
7»5 Steam-Heated  Rooms '....'
*   Hot*and.Cold Baths
Authorities Will  Ship  Man  Back    to
England Because he Forsook the
Sod for City Life
less portrayed  .in   true   gypsy-queen
Mr. Charles Couture "ns Thaddeus,
the .lover of Arline, had a score in
which considerable dramatic ability
was his chief asset. To him fell the
lot of' singing the song that almost
everyone in the audience know by
heart, "Then You'll Remember Me,"
Mr. Couture,- while giving . a sincere
and true rendition, of this old favorite,'was rather dimmed by the brilliance of his,"affinity." However, he
earned a well-merited recall, and responded.
Mr. Maurise Davey, as Florestein,
had a 'dainty' little line, which he did
in a dainty little way, giving* a touch
of tho ridiculous in tho portrayal of a
character ot whicli fortunately wc in
the west.know little of by,actual experience. '.
The chorus1 showed the result of
careful training, and though at times
a little more life would have added
to the effect, still the splendid pitch
of the voices, and their punctual attack at critical times, did much to ret
medy any defects.
The National Opera Company and
ifs work ori Monday night are. factors
of whicli we'unfortunately have too
little, in encouraging and promoting a
desire for music ihat is music, and
an appreciation of true talent.
- On Tuesday evening the National Opera Company scored another complete
success' at the Grand. A well* filled
house greeted their production of "Fra
Diavolo," and enthusiastic applause
was freely given. Being somewhat of
a lighter and more humorous character
complete change in repertoire, appealing strongly to those for whom the
coniic in opera has most charms. The
work of the principals was of the same
high order, One feature was quite
remarkable. Tho Queen of the Gypsies died on Monday night by: the act
of her own hand, and was gallantly
ambulanced off,,the stage by "Devils-
hoof.". iPresto chango! Tuesday she
appears fresh as a daisy in a new.,
role, .thus lending truth to the statement of the poet:
"There is no death—wliat seems so
is transition.'
The,National Opora Company havo
established for themselves a warm
place in tho hearts of Fernleites, ancl
their reappearance hore will bo eagerly
watched for.
The story of a' remarkable strike of
coal in a singularly unexpected manner
is told by a member of the party now
working on the survey,of Ellison, the
new towns! te near Hazleton, on the
G. T. P., in a letter to William Dee,
of Vancouver.
Ono of the men in the party is using
a horse "and was in tho habit of tethering his animal at a certain spot every
day,'The horse in,grazing constantly,
pawed up the ground and one evening
its owner made the startling discovery
that it had unearthed a seam of coal
which investigation proved to be over
seven feet wideT
The news of the strike caused a general flutter in the vicinity and claims
are now being staked out. The coal is
anthracite and'the strike has given a
new impetus lo prospecting in the district.0
Coal is being found throughout the
whole district in which the new town
is* located. Within twelve miles of
Hazleton, "which will continue to be
the central point of the Bulkley valley
until "the completion of the G. T. P.
several 'discoveries have been made,
the coai ranging from anthracite to
lignite, with bituminous bodies showing in some rlacey.   „
The anthracite in the Skeena district
is said to-be tlie only coal of .this kind
found "on the Pacific slope of the Dominion, arid a branch of the G. T. P.
will, .according to tlie present indications be commenced shortly alter the,
main lino is operating lo open up these
coal lands.
The Kingv Edward  ^
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Fernie's   Leading  Commerpial '* HoteL.,/
The Finest Hotel in East Kootenay
J.L.   GATES, Prop.
- 'i.i
- X,
"Victoria. Ave.
11       F_
Fernie Livery  Go.
Building & Excavating
„   Livery.
For Sale!
Interior  House
Including Gourlay Piano
.    (nearly new) *
Waterhouse   (Next Cree's),
Wood     for     Safe
Sole Agents for Fernie- Coal
i - *
Prices" moderate   and   satisfaction guaranteed
F. G. White, '
Rizzuto Bros.
HAMILTON', .luno 20—TJccauso he
refused to keep to his conlrnct to work
wiih a fanner who had paid hi,? passage lo litis couiury, August RUosson,
SG . loronco street was arrested to-
night, lie was taken Into custody by
Acting Detective Barret and Inimlera-
Hon Inspector Arthur lCvalo' He is
a married man and claims tliat lie
hnd a Job worth $1 a day. It is lho
liilonllon of the immigration officer to
lmvo him deponed, ,
Nothing. To It But The
* A. Lihdley, Box 27 Creston J
The Crestbnjruit and
Produce Association
Retailers please, Note that orders fov the famous Overtoil
Strawberries now,in ,_ v
Season    --    ■
creen Dolors &j
The National Opora Company, wllh
"Tho liolii'inlnii Cilrl," as the production, made lis Initial how to Fornio
music lovers on Mondny nip-lit under
conditions ihnl --nipli'islzr'd lho fact In
no iiiii-ortnln milliner Hint this err-
ntion, nud its hold upon tlio public,
tin vu lost no pi'i'silK*' in tho avalanche
nf tho nowiT nnd "Unlil ui'" ofl'erlims
-ar lho pluywrlKlitH of today.
Tin1 worlt of the principals left little, liulor-d, to he (IohIi'i-iI. MIhh Aldii
lli'iuinl, thu prima doiiiin, was herald-
cd as a ki*''ii* Hopi'iino; in reullly hIio
wiih Kii'iiti'i' limn Hie mont flsittorln*.
ri'portH Iuul h'tiil us in lii-ll-'vo. Thom
rum ho no division of opinion ou thu
siipi'i'h r"iidliIon of "I Di'iMiint I Dwelt
In Marble Halls," This Kniiid old wows
Evory man connected with mining,
whothor ho Is a Inhoror, superintendent, managor, mining on-sineer or owner, is interested ln securing Ideas that
will savo lilm tlmo and make moro
monoy for him ,
An ort.suiil7.nHon has boon built up
tit a big expenditure that Is scouring
tlio mining world for monoy making-
money saving Ulens,,
Tho problems thai ono num., hns
fulled to solvo nnotlior man somewhete
lias solved, and It is tho worlc of this
organization to seiirch out mining problems and tliolr solutions, to classify,
iirrnngo and simplify thom.
Think what this rneiuiB--lt menus
that now It Is poHslblo for any mnn
to Kocnrn tho ideas, tho sclionios, thn
very working plans Hint nro building
mining hiii'cohhoh everywhere,
Mines mul Minors Is ho woll known
to every liiiiiingcr, Kiiporliitonilcnl nml
conl mining offlelnl Hun It Ih not no-
e.'.sHiiry to mako any o.\plnnntioii of Its
merit for tliolr bonefll. Thoro nro
uiiiiiy, hi'*.u-u.r, who arc newcomers
in the loimtry and ns they very prob-
lilriiH regarding
to du so, j was Indeed given u new Interpretation,
It hi likewise niarvelloin toimlc luiw* full   of   wannlli.   I'eelliik'     nml   Hplrlf,
conslderaie they are about Dw public j nud pi-rirnyliig nn truly   the undying
l.i,-i nit- ask. whal Is thi- public paying' ib-wiilon (if Aillne to ThaddciiH,    her
for coal? Idd joiiii-diic any tuna i?-, lover, lior ciiiinfliiHon, control nml ;"hly would llko to got
id .-fl.*"*i per ton'.' Now what are ill" eanicKiieKs. ending In a final" of In-' mutters dcnliug with llio mining 111*
rnll'wiiyH niul llm iniiiiulni'lun-iii pay-', I'lnlin puihy and iici-iiviu-y carried tlio ] diibtry, wo cnn sny without fear of
Iiil'V From !■*■ cenis to $1 .SO per Ion.' liiiii.J» by I'lnrni, mid on her mastery IconlrnillcMon ihnl HiIh pnbllcntlnn la
Is It any wonder that the public Is so, or thin one song, alone, Miss llcmml j ,|„, v,„.y i,-,),- 0f |tH b\,H\,
XX i:   lull*'   li-Mii*.--   ui mii»"*">'""    !«•■«•
lit ,v'j!J'.'3„ij'.v i>f thi" inni.U.1*** In innVr-
j.sonic oxi-eptlon.'illy lulvniitngpous club-
■■l.»1 In
"r\\v" ■*,m",.V. tilir-ut uuf-iir- met bruin ndopied by the officiate of tho miners or-
giuilziilioii. Have llioy forgotten the
tragic mi-1ii-k ,tJu>* uiniH'd Hiii-ugli
ili-ili- iisHiiimliis ut I'anu and Vlnh-u?
j'liiv-i Ihey forgotten how they crimson-
• •il tlie .-.iin   null  in*' n.ii.t,. •>•*.  *,..  	
iiM*--lt!(in In the hi'iirti uf lho music lov-1
Ing people    of    l-'ernle.     Her    world
throughout was niiirin'il with the nnmo j
. uiihi.-.n-iii j, iniu h to th<- iiiimlft st ill- ;,,,nK n«,'''»-
IIhIh of ih.- aiidloiKe, ! -Mines nml Mlm-rnte. for one year
Mr. .lames Stevens Is not n stranger!    12 big 1M pngo \nn\wn, iuul   Tho
i **< |    irtt i inn
Why Take Alcohol?
Arc you thin, pale, easily tired, lack your usual vigor and
strength? Then your digestion must be poor, your blood
thin, your nerves weak. You need a tonic and alterative.
You need Ayer's Sarsapariila, the only Sarsapariila entirely
freedom alcohol. V(e believe your doctor would endorse
theic statements, or wc would not make them. Ask him
|and find out  Follow his advice, i   Ic.AyerCaMwtilJImi
TStnSS!umttA ot your doctor will ccrtiJnljr gr«tW loaeut your conAdenet In AymT*
RUM a fimlly laxative.   Liver pills.   AU vttfetable.  A»k your doctor _«>ut thea.
j    iBHiies, reftulur  price   for both,
I    t-UO,   for VltOO
| MlncH'nnil MmernlH, ono yenr....;J2.fi0
j Tlio nistrlct Ledger oni> year.... 1.00
1 ('cnl 1'iul Metnl Minora Pocket
i    hook .' 3-00
Combination price $5.00.
Mlne« nnd Mlnerala ono year....12.50
Tho DUtrlct I.-flK«;r on« yoar.... 1.00
Culmination Quculom for Certlft-
<•«<<"» of Compi'U-nry In Mining..3.50
Combination priee $5.50.
SAN'FRANCISCO, June 23—Whether Tom Flanagan, thf manager and
trainer of Jack Johnson, is much of a
prophet or not, he went on record as
declaring that in Ills opinion the Johnson-Jeffries fight' would be a repetition of the Sullivan-Corbett.battle hack
in New-Orleans in 1S92. '1 guess,"
said Flanagan, "that outwardly .Toff
will look good to the eye ,but underneath I doubt, very much if ho will
over regain very much of tho splendid
vitality that over wns his. Tho shadow of Jeff Is hero today but the sub-
stneo Is gone, Ilo is, not tho man ho
was, And ovon if Jeff wns.ns good
today as ho ever was in his life I tlo
not think that he could or would boat,
Johnson, I havo trained all sorts of,
athletes in my timo, and T lmvo yet
to look upon lho man .who hns ovor
approached Johnson's physical perfection.
"Let me toll you It has boon my
exporlonco lo handle nil sorts of nth-
lotos In my time and I hnvo never mol
ono wlio could show his endurance,
Ho reels off twolvo to fourtoon or
moro milos on tho,bench ovory morning, nnd ho comes bnck in hot I or condition thnn many of the Murn!boners
that I hnvo trnlnod. 1 admit Hint Jeffries Is n boar for strength, hut when
lio bonds his onorglos rignlimt thoso of
this gorilla mnn ho will find a fellow
who will not glvo nny ground. Tho
fight ItHelf will not. go ovor twenty
rounds, for Johnson Is hitting loo hnrd
now for nny man to go ovor twonty
Whon JnliiiHon fights .Tuff It will ho
a flghl from lho tnp of the gong. I
know Hint llioy hnvo novor soon this
iiiiui .Inl'ii'inn snll nt top spood, hul
ho will go nftor Jeff from lho flrnt
gong, und will put hlm out on tho
first punch If ho cnn.
No milt lor Imw long tho fight goes
1 hnve trnlued Johnson to pneo himself, Ho mn mnko It n fust flghl,
or go on lho defensive nt. his own
Kwcfit will nnd In nltlif-T stylo of milling ■letfri.'H will find hi'fom hlm tlm
hi-hi, hlggoKi. nml nl rouges! mnn he
ovor mot."
What Jeff 8aya
Jeffries Training Cnnip, Hownrili'ii-
nun, .luno 2.1—Only ono euro «lt« now
upon  tho  weather bcnten  brow    of
.InmoH ,T- Jeffries.    TroubloH In multitude hnvo como to tho big nndofontod |
tlgfltl'l'   U'ltuUgilUU*.  liar  lli.mj   ii.niiD.ti .
III    tt'hkli ho Iiiih been propiirlng to,
flghl Jack Johnnon for lho rhnmplon-l
ship of tho world on tho Fourth of I
.Inly, nnd nil havo boon firmly   nnrt j
rn'infnll.f rwi.ri-nmo' hut thoro Ik   one
which nimiui bo overcome until IhOj
day of tlio flghl.     Jeff'a one nnxlety
now Is to hoop hlmnolf ln tho wonder- ■
ful condition which ho hna nttnlne-.. i
Ho wont Into'training uniinmyiy enrly
nntl hns rouiulml into   alinpo aoonor
tlmn ho exported.    Hin only fear now
Ib that ho may go Male.     Hut tho
fenr Ib n light one nnrt Jeff ha* abundant ability    nnd confidence In hin
trnlnerH to avoid any mlntako In hin
Doop down In hia hwirt Jeffries be-
Hove* that ho la In better flithtlng
Ulrn 1<_h*r ihan be ha* ovor own In
hl« IITr-. ir* twlloYo* and haa repeatedly tolrt hi.* Intimate friends that ho l«
atrongor, faster and n better boxer
t Means    Health
■K Everybody' wants health,'thei'Q-
$ foro lo oblaiii this yon can mnko
j no niistnko by the jnu'chiiso of
I Allen Portable Bath
which can be soon by 'dropping
a cavil to
P. 0. Box 320
[      Are necessary these days' to* keep
out those ..pesky flies.' We have
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invite-your inspection.,
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@   New Michel Store 24x50
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. in several sizes at right prices. .
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A Good Job
JOE FALVO     H_*L!_,J?5.!y5'?!5
Fernie Opera House
PN ■
A. Pizzocoloi Mgr.
of Canada
Quarterly Dividend Notice
Notice i.s lioroby given that a dividend of Sip Per
Cent, pin- annum upon tlie paid-up capital stock *
of tlie Home Bank of Cannda 1ms beon declared
for the Three Months ending :)1stiMay, 1010,
and the same will bo payablo at its head olllce and
branches ou and after Wednesday, tho first day of
Juno noxt
The Transfer books will be closed from 17th lo JJlst
.May, UllO, both days inclusive,-
\\\ order oftho Hoard.
(.ionoral Manager,
Ht*ad Olllce, Toronto, April 21 Ht, 11)10
John Adair, Manager, Fernie Branch
Lumber,   Lath, Shingles,  Sash, Doors
If all Lumber were alike   the
ordinary householder would be
ae clever In selecting It ae the
most experienced builders.
ie not alike.    Our* *<_ iiecl-J-i-J-
ly different than the ordinary
and that difference Is precisely what makes export builders
1   prefer It.    Think that over.
Phone 33 P.O. Box 22
OmOI and VAND, MePHIMOM AVII* O. (*•< a N. OtrOt, flRNII .*>
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Illinois ^Situation   as   Viewed   by
Union Man-Urges Greater
,:: Class 'Consciousness        "
■    BAST' ST. LOUIS,* 111., ;• June    18—
' "Tlie strike situation in Illinois is.now
11101 o .promising' to the .miners, than at
any previous ..time,' says Adolph Germer, of the. United'Mine* Workers,* in
writing to the Chicago Daily Socialist.
"There are' now. approximately 25,000
men working under the new scale,
which carries with It the payment of
the shot-firers hy the company. Indications are that ih the near future
other largo coal corporations will come
to tlieir senses and-realize the utter
futility of/longer waging a fight in
face of the fact that tho operators who
have always.been considered as. he-
ing at a disadvantage with othei*;.fields
in Illinois, are the first to accede' to
the* demands of the miners.'   'It,, has
. always bon argued hy the mine bwn-
. , ers. among them (some of those who
are holding out against us, that the
operators in, the Belleville field are
unjustly burdened with an excessive
- yardage scale*and other inequalities.
, Yet in spite of this fact the Belle.ville
field .operators arc the only ones,in
Illinois "who1;,have in-a body-agreed
, to „the( demands made" upon*them by
■' the "miners., " .. ■'.    '-
,7"It is, reasonable to assume,that if
'the   operators who are loaded down
with inequalities are able, to pay. the
' scale, 'there is little reason why the
-operators who" are' enjoying  advantages, cannot* come, to terms.'
,    . Attempt to Crush Union
"Witli thein, however it is  not a
* question of ability or inabiMty to pay
the scale but a deliberate attempt'to
crush out. the United Mine Workers
' of America, and this early in the game
' "'• they are threatening 'with injunctions,'
soldiers,   and.every other
ower'Jn capitalist    society,
used to crush out the life of organized
=labor. But their, bullying and threaten-
: ing-anCb'ing about the,ofificers nf The
organization -will have the .effect of
driving *our men oil to, greater -unity.
"And should-one'member or "a thousand go to jail for violating* the divine
right, of injunction Jt wili serve to
. ftwaken. many who. have heretofore
been in a trance, and hasten the day
of industrial emancipation. ■ .
. Miners Becoming, Aggressive
"The,' miners are no longer to be
held In* abject fear of an Injunction.
It is now commonplace and considered
honorable to go to jail in defense of
a principle and a constitutional right.
To invade, a prison cell to vindicate a
lofty tradition is being glorified by an
awakened working class, instead of
bejjig looked upon with scorn and contempt as of a decade ago! 7 ■
.".I .am not desirous of seeing, one
one moment of liberty and inhabit a
prison, noi* am I anxious or desirous
of being the victim'of a judicial outrage.  '
But rather than cringingly submit
to the last vestige of our rights being
extinguished, we should ,be, willing to
inhabit a thousand jails, and I am
confident that the United Mine Workers of America are made up of such
material, I should be the last to,counsel lawlessness. I at all times counsel our membership to remain within
the'-riarrow confines of the law as it
applies to labor.
But I do not propose to sit silently
hy. and see the noble spirit ,of 177G
dragged to .death.-
■>   , *     Coal Trust the Law.
• "I know of no law in this stato that
prohibits .a man from striking, yet
that is what is being sought by the
coal operators by the injunction process. - \
"I am' not at all aggrieved because
of the actions of the operators in at-
tempting^ to defeat the " aims of the
miners."' They are loyal to'their class
interests in so doing. Tlieir class dominate politics; nominate and secure the
election, by fraud if heed be. Their
class buy the votes of the workers to
elect judges to issue injunctions-* restraining officers of; organized labor
from ordering strikes and members of
the organization .from leaving their
-work..Their class buy votes.that elect
legislatures" and then'buy the votes,
of the. legislators to. elect United
States senators.   ,
Labor  Foots the   Bills
"All this* money that is being used
to buy votes, to elect judges, to issue
injunctions, to elect legislators, who
sell.'their votes to the United States
workers produce;  _    .' „.   *.
"The corruption - funds with which
votes, are being bought are gathered
from tlio chlhf lives, that are, ground
into profits in the factories. - These
corruption' founds are gathered from
the,men who work on'the'railroad, in
the mill and "tho sweatshop. They
are gathered from the men who; go
down into the bowels of tlio earrh -and
stake their lives for a pittance that the
wheels of Industry may grind.
And now when these hewers of coal
ask • that their- conditions of life and
labor be improved, in-the slightest degree ■ they, are, answered with injunctions" and with, "soldiers and with deputies. 7 7.. * ■-,.. ,- ■ - -
,' When the toilers who bring forth the.
wealth "from'the, rocky vaults of nature ask for a greater share of what
they produce they are "undesirable cit-
izens",', and the judges, governors and
tality had failed. The men'had been,
fighting for ten months'.for something
substantial and refused to go back to
work on .promises which appeared to
the president'- are all pressed into, service against them.   ,     .   .
And why'criticize the governor and
the president of the .States? The parties on whose platforms they are elected stand for the system which recognizes the private ownership of the
things which'the workers, must use in
order to live., '-   *
- "In opposing labor in its' demands
and subjecting, if to indignities they
are carrying out the principles of their,
parties. Sometimes it is the"-Republican party that is iii power when labor is being crushed i\ncl sometimes it
is the Democratic party. . And very
often they go both hand in hand with
but a single thought, "two hearts that
beat as one."
The Capitalist Parties
■ "Tlie Democratic partyas a national
party is dead., The workers are becoming conscious of the fact that ,tho
Republican party has nothing in common with them. They have seen Democratic representatives elect a Republican speaker of the house. Some
'labor'-.leaders are trying to resurrect
the Democratic parly and inject, life
into it.   '  ' '.
Some other labor, leaders are rather
ashamed of its' record and are now
talking of forming a new party to represent labor and'its interests, yet not
molest one stone in the crumbling wall
of capitalism. ■ .    -  ,
*>The Republican • party is out of the
question* to be looked upon to redress
the wrongs of labor.-' 'Both, the resurrectionists and' creators will, find
their labors unavailing,
* "They may 'succeed' in giving the
capitalist class a little longer lease
of life.." And they.win the noble prize
of Civic Federation, but they will not
eliminate th©'class struggle. The
struggle is a bitter pill for many of the
stars in the American'labor movement.
It is clear to the vision of .the workers and no. Civic Federation of any
other federation can conceal this- one
fact. . , '*■  .
New   Light' Dawning
' A new light is'dawning in the ranks
of labor. It> is" seen by President
Taft and he cries out that a new and
great political"danger is about to be
met.v That, is .the issue of socialism.
It'is not new. to'Roosevelt, nor August
Belmont, David M*. Parry or' Ralph
Easly.' They all saw it long ago and
did_e.V-crything_in_their power to check
its' progress.' . They have nothing in
common with • us. . They- have been
Railway Men and Bosses
Fail to Gome to An
Understanding -
Everybody ' now admit*
Zam-Buk best for these.
Let. it, give YOU ease
and comfort ~     *
Dru[gists.arid Stores cvr*yaher*
.,        ,     (Toronto Telegram)
"Will the employes of the Canadian
Pacific and Grand Trunk Railways
traffic departments go out on strike?"
is the question that is becoming a
very serious one and must be answered wtihin the next 24 hours.
Tho local officials in Toronto answer
it'by saying that there is little chance,
of the men going out when it comes
to a show down.
The men on the other hand declare
that the companies must come up to'
thc standard of* other roads if they
would avoid trouble.
One of tho leaders of tiie brotherhoods, who is representing the men,
when asked the direct"-question if
there would be a strike replied:
"I am not in a.position to answer
that question officially, but this much
I do know, ancl that is that the railway must raise the wages of our men.'
v . Not Very Hopeful '
■ The members of, the- board of arbitration are not over-confident of reaching a satisfactory settlement. It is'
truo that all three agree that aii increase should'he granted,"'but up to
the present time they, have failed to
bring the representatives of railway
companies and men together. This
morning at ten o'clock w,hen the board
assembled for their final struggles,
they had little hope of reaching a settlement; and it looked very much like
reaching, a conclusion'from'the evidence that'was before them that would
not be satisfactory to either side..
fighting usi economically and politically
for years. If it spells danger to them
why then it'must spell safety for
Yes,' this new danger is casting its
rays into the minds and the hearts of
tho workers the world ..over and one
day it will shine upon a people who
will know no injunctions and will not
be made the targets of a military."
nPHIS  is the Advice of many
writers to-day, but the question that Puzzles  the   would-be
purchaser is "Where shall 1 buy?"
I will  be pleased to  answer all
si ■
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P. O. Box 48              Fernie, B. C
"If," said one of the members of the
board, "we should succeed .in getting
them together then there will be no
trouble.* -, We are** hoping for the
Must Finish Today
'There" is™6ne"_liing certainr'WF
must finish today, because Mr. Nesbitt wants to leave for Europe Thursday if possible."
"Will there ' be a postponement?"
asked the Telegram.
"No, sir. Whatever is done must* be
done today, if it takes us,until midnight." ,       " a
What They Demand
Those employed by the'C.P.R. are
asking for .a general Increase of 23
per cent, The. Grand Trunk men are
asking for an increase of. about 40
per cent.
. This means that the C. P: R, men
liave been receiving better pay than
those .employed on the Grand Trunk,
and both are desirous of reaching
what is termed a standardized rate of
wages now established in the United
Twenty-eight Roads Settle,
The men all being membere of the
International Brotherhoods aro convinced that thore should bo no differ-
onco in tho rate of wages paid ln tho
United States and Canada, Thoir argument Is that 28 roads in the United
States havo adopted the standardized
rate Including tho Michigan Contral
Railway which runs through a part of
The men also claim that standardization Ib also much better for tho
<*ornpanIcH. '
C. P. R, May 8ettle
Tho Canadian Pacific Railway offl-
cialfl Intimated to their mon thnt thoy
would grant thom an Incroano, but. not
tho amount thoy hud aalciul. Thoro Ih
a possibility that n nottlomont, will ho
reached in this enso,
Tho Grand Trunk on tlio othor hand
«vunt thoir men to accept a gradual
uicronso until the standard rulo Ib
The noard of Arbitrator'! aro Hon,
Wfillnco Nofihltt, K.C. for tho railway
companion; Mr. John (J. O'Donoghuo,
ror tho mon, and Mr, ,T, 10, AtltltiHon,
would not occur, again in those countries. Thoughtful and observing men
knew and declared, that the law would
be ineffective and abortive ,and so
they have proven themsevles. When
tlie court of arbitration awarded a
higher wage to the boot and shoe
workers the manufacturers locked out*
the men, closed down their factories','
and declared that they would import
their shoes from either Europe or America. ] .   „
"When the workmen employed in the
packing houses and butcher establishments were denied an increase in
wages by the court of arbitration they
went on strike. When the interests'
of men diverge they will contend foi-
tlieir respective interests; and this is
true of tlie workmen as, well as employers. ,   , ■'.
"Compulsory arbitration which compels employers to pay higher wages
than they think they- can afford, and
enforces that award by the power of
government, results in confiscation of
property. • Compulsory arbitration,
which awards a lower* scale and imposes conditions upon workmen repugnant to them and enforces it by
the power of government, establishes
involuntary servitude, slavery.
"The time,was when all workmen
wore denied by the-govornment the
right of organization or to associate to
prevent reductions or to obtain improved conditions. 'Men were, imprisoned, branded and hanged for sueh
''conspiracies." These laws have given way to the recognition of the right
of organization among the workers.
"Tho attempt of the New Zealand
legislature to send men -to prison for
engaging or, encouraging a strike will
prove equally .abortive to theii- first
attempts at compulsory arbitration. So
long as better life and concept of the
rights ,cannot be secured without a
strike, the workers will have no hesitation in striking jail or no jail."
. There must be,an emicable ,way of
settling all labor disputes, but* it is
evident that mutual agreement is the
best: Force is a relic of savagery,
and asL the world, advainces the mind
becomes more and more the master
of the body.- Even the pugilists these
days are credited .with .doing a "great
deal of their fighting without physical
Although the strike in the coal'region of Cape Breton is over, the United
Mine Workers are by no means idle
by way of organization." Last week
tho 75 or more engaged at the new Colonial coal mine at Little 13ras d'Or
waited on President W. A. McKay find
made a request for recognition. Mr,
McKay, after a very pleasant confab
with tlie delegates, assured the latter
that he had, no objection to granting
their request.
"We are only too anxious t,, treat
the miners fairly and sincerely trust
tliey will realize tho Importance of unanimity ever existing between employer and employee,' said Mr. McKay.
"So long as the* men at tho Colonial
do what Is right, mnd work in harmony
with tho management thoy will find
it equally aB advantageous to themselves as to tho operators."
Tho delegates went away woll pleased with tho result of llio Interview,
and today tho Colonial mlno Is a solid
United Mlno Workmen Colliery.—N.
Sydney I-Iorald.
Cominilfiory nrhhrntlon appears to
havo failed In AuHtriiliiHln, Krom Sydney, X, S. \V„ tlio roport coiiich that
"IhiuincHH Iiiih horni no (lomornllzi'tl hy
tlio ((Mil Htrlld) tlmt tlm h'KlHlitttii'P
pimHi-il n hill rcmloi'liiK both Htrllco
Ic-ikUth nnd'.Miiplr-yi't'H who liiHtlp-fitp or
nlil a. fltrikc or loci-nut llnhlo tn nun
yonr'H InipilHoiimi'iit, Tho government
of New Xonltuid lw* wild to lm nnntnin-
nln-Hn" Vi"'" in iivi'vim* ofrll'en    \1'lw>ti ■
Profildoiit i"iointi('rn' nttontlon wn« rail-1
oil to Huh In* ronnm-iiU'-il iik (oIIowh; |
"Wlum Now /.I'lihiml nnd Sow South i
Wnlos   rnIopt«'<l their rompiil*<vry arbitration laws faddlsUi doctored Htrllicn
A fund has heen oponod for tho hen-
of It of Plotro Tonolla and already $11
has been rocolvod from Lillo Local,
All (lomitlons cnn ho sont ln to A. J.
Carter, secretary District 18 U. M. W.
A, by whom they will ho duly acknowledged as well as being puhllHhod In
our coliinnm:
Lillo Local $-11.00
W. n, Powell    1.00
A. J. Carter      1,00
II.  G.   Noblo       1.00
.1. W. Ilennett    1.00
AnonynioiiH  ,$50,00
J, Pnilhlohini'lk   20.00
Trites-Wood Co  50.00
Waldorf Hotel   20,00
Hotol Kornlo  25.00
Klni:n Hotel	
Northern I lot el ,,.,
(JiH-Mitm Hotel 	
KhiK Kdwnrd hotol
VY. A, liiKriun ....,
W. It. Hohh	
Till.' followliiK nililltloiinl ilouittloiiH
to the HportH fund lmvo been received:
iloiiucll mul ('oi'H'in $10, nud uluo a
prize value $2,r>,
,. 1-Vriilti Fori HlMn Browing Co., $:i5,
P. lliiniH Vn. *r,n.
('i'iiwh N'ijbI TniiliiiK Company, Ltd.,
Tho*. Uphill
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Mutton and Yeal, and can supply you
witli anything you require in this line.
Butter, Eggs and Cheese
Our Butter, Eggs and Cheese, are the
best, on the market ;md are sure to please
Fresh   Cured   Hams   and.Bacon in Stock
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There are some people who think it is simply
the progress that Fernie has made since it had to admit        <->
at the hands of the fire fiend in Aug.  .OS. Tho reason is simply
this: the people are       , '    -
go ahead type—those who, want what they want, when they want
it.     If they desire
inspected,Meat etc., they go where they know they will get
.it, fresh too.   ., ' ■ .
The   _1   Market  Company
S. Graham, Local  Manager
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Ladies & Gentlemen |
-' • -' * .' ■ ■ ..  -\ ■ ,.*.■ *. ; '71
We have heard many of our customers complaining |
ofo the hurry out sale being so far from Pay Day, J
therefore wa will hold this sale up until the1 23rd of |
this month just for thc convenience*of our many 2
customers who were unable to purchase their needs $
at such prices. * -                                                      "'
Look for The Blue Sign
and do not miss this greatest of opportunities, if you
do you have only yourself to blame." "
n „ ' *   „
Men's Shirts all kinds, regular,, „
$1.35  for 95c o
Half Hoso, regular 25c for 15c
Half Hose,' regular 20c pair,
3   pairs  for    25c
CapB, regular 50c for  25c /
Lady's Mouses reg. 75c for 50c
Ladies' Hoso regular 25c for 15c
Ladles' Underskirt,  reg. $1.50....95c
Top Skirt, regular $7.50 for....$4.25
Top Skirt, regular,$0, for  $3.50
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District Ledger. ,,        -   ■'
J. W. BENNETT, Editor. *
*   Ottawa, Oth June, 1910.
Editor Ledger, Fernie, Ii. C.
Sir: Numerous items appearing in the press of tho
-British Isles or cabled from there to the press of Canada,
commenting unfavorably upon the present Canadian immigration regulations, have doubtless come to your,notice, and you will have observed that criticism is being
directed almost exclusively to two regulations; the first,
requiring 'immigrants coming to employment other than
farm work, or in the case of females, to domestic servants
to have in their possession at the time of .landing • the
sum of $25 in addition to railway <transporation to ulti;
mate destination; the second providing that the consent
to emigrate to Canada (required by law to be granted
by the Assistant. Superintendent of Emigration for Canada in London,. England, to such charity aided emigrants
as he considers suited to this country) shall be given
only to such as are suited for, willing'to accept, and have
assured employment at farm work.
- A strong agitation is being carried on to have these
regulations, which we consider necessary for the prevention, of an influx of pauper immigration, abolished or altered.     Practically   every Canadian paper, irrespective
of political connection, which has to deal   with the sub-
ject, has upheld the regulations and insisted upon Canada being the sole judge as to who shall or shall not he
allowed to enter this country.   . c
In this connection I would consider it a favor if you
would kindly deal editorially in your paper with the,two
regulations above referred' to, and send a marked copy,
so that your opinion may be used in placing the consensus of Canadian opinion on this question before the read-
There is another phase which certainly is entitled to
be referred to. Great Britain'herself not only has*an
embargo placed upon Canadian.four legged cattle, biit in
addition thereto a very strong,aversion is shown toward
many aliens; thus if she governs and controls the, status of affairs at home why not recognize that by follow-
ing her example that Imitation becomes the sincerest
form of flattery." As this country has a right, duly
recognized, to make laws'for the protection of her. own
residents, is.it reasonable to expect that Great Britain's
law makers should expect Canada not to have jurisdictions over those who are potential citizens regardless of
their nationality?
This is not a question of racial prejudice nor insularity, but one of common sense.
The shortness of the period of employment ion the
farm will mean tbat those who do obtain work very probably in a short period subsequent to their arrival may
be among the jobless, as there are few agriculturists In
a position to retain their employees for more than threu
or four months unless at wages that once the Immigrant
compares with what obtains in other occupations, will
be totally inadequate to induce him to remain on tho
farm.   -> '        .
In brief—looking at this mattor in a practical everyday manner—the mother's poor relations have no call
upon the daughter, and surely It should be for her to determine whom she accepts as guests. One thing Is sure
that regardless of what regulations may be made, the
dominant interests will dictate the policy to he pursued,
consequently if the class on whose behalf this organ is
published wish to control the destiny of the workers, then
they must elect those-to office that understand both.social and political,economics and govern themselves accordingly.
ing public of~th7TBriUs_~Isles;        ,     ~ '~
-, Your obedient servant,
"'.-''' W. W. Scott
Superintendent of Immigration
***** s '  --
From the above letter we naturally surmise that a
' similar request has been forwarded' to the entire press
throughout the Dominion, and ino doubt many and varied will bo the replies furnished, shaded according to
their respective material interests. Let us take the first
principal objection, and state clearly our opinion regarding the same. Whether It has any subsequent effect
is absolutely immaterial and with utmost candor will acknowledge that we aro voicing our individual beliefs and
do not wish to ho understood ns a mouthpiece for anyone, if perchance our views are Bhared by othors well
and good, If not well and good also.
Beforo proceeding further on this subject, however,
and expressing our opinions, lot us call attention to thoso
of otherH with whom wo lmvo hold converse dealing
"Closo tho gato tight shut and let nohody In for
uomo timo," may ho quoted as the aum totum of those
who aro engaged In occupations In which tho competition
Is so keen that their wages aro consequently only the
most nioagro, Critics whoso occupation probably Is of
such a character that tho Hiipply and domnnd uro nbout
on n pnr nnd their wngos correspondingly higher than
thoso nlludod to may assort thnt such expressions nro
selfish In tho extreme, That thoy mny ho. To thom
lt Ih ii caso.of bread and butter, nnd othlcH on nn empty
Rtomnrh Is nn nnomnly. On tho othor hnnd whoro Interests Ilo In tho opposite dirootion, their possessors will
ho oqunlly ns oncrgotlo In iigltiitlng for nn opon door for
nil Immigrants whoso lnbor powor thoy can eitlinr buy
nt tho lowest figure or by its presence in concrete biiiidk-t*
mnko uso of It for tho purposo of hooping thono undor
tliolr Hiipoi'vlHlon In n fitting -slnto of humility, How
wlckodly solflHh snyn tho Utopian! Porfoctly truo, yot
horir this In mind, thnt. Mnnimoii known no niornllty whon
thr.'i'i-'H no money in It,
Now having dollvored ourm-lvi-H of thin proHonintlon
of tlio viewpoints of tIioho who hy their netlow* thim i-in-
phimlzo ihnt which ninny clnlm Ih non-oxlHtont, mop-ly
hociniHo they do not wish It. to ho, nil evldciii'o lo tho
-■■outrun' notwIthHliiiHlliiK. I.e., tho rotirilet of tho cIuhhch,
let uh turn nt t cut ton upon the iiiini'-illuto iiunHtloiiH undor
t'onshlcnilloii, That nilmlHslon of others Into tho Dominion other thnn inrm workorH mul iloniotttli-H mIiiiII ho
•ti-hr»rri*il iiiiIi-hk ln pi)hKi!-.Hlon uf I2-T-, nml a railway tli-ki-t
I <-.   M>-.!,«   ri. „*lt,**,Mo., I'M-i   Ir,   n   .,'!„,.  -m'rtHflr,.**,    '\n   \l   -ml,.'
lii t*n* rm-iin-:-. df jiroli'itl-ni' th'- W'Wronu r from dV-prvlnf
of IiIh ih<iIhIiiiI*1i- commodity nl loan thnn mlf-hl utlu-nvlt'..
h.-ipp'-'*- If Dw prohpuUi'*■ h'.iyir S*r*e*.v thnt the anpllr-
mit wiih out ot funilR.
Tver, Mi la rcntrlrtlnn  I'i nftui nvnlilfi!  fn  Mir. nrilrtl Mf
not In tin; h'.ty'r an thoro nre <-h;irltnhl)- (!) snvo \ho mark
dlHpoHr-d R'-ntlojiifn who will ndvnnco tho nt-cosmtry
fundH to a BrltlHh nut of worker nnd toll nlco tnlcs about
tho ilonmnd for hlm In thu fnr wont of Cnnn-ln, nlwnyH
provided however that somo flnnnclnlly renpoiiHlblc frlond
of. iho c.mlKiinit will uwUh'ho a nolo for tho nmount. nd-
vnti'**-'ir| wiih i-iirrf-nr rntr. of IntT^-if nddod. How con-
orouR Indeed nro thono self atylcd Baylors! When thoy
*nt!T into ini'**' tranaactloni as bunlnc-aa venturo*, rom-
mrnt Is not norcMary, but wh*n thoy put on tho olr of
Ix»rd Bountiful and with unrtlout hypocrisy ever tbat
ff in thoir zoodnonn nt he-iTf nnd rrp^rf inmltto, thoy
become dcuplcnhle. The locond prov lio also li an excellent oni», othorwlso nootilenn discomfort, and clfntrenn
mar -tito. ,        ,
Last week we referred to the condition of one of our
avenues, and now wish to call attention to the untidy and
dangerous state of the street immediately in front   of
the Post Office. ,
Upon discussing this question with some of the city
officials we were informed that the individual responsible
for the specimens of building stone .that are lying around
had been repeatedly requested to remove them, but so
far had Ignored the instructions. In the event of an accident happening by a vehicle turning over that may be
attempting to back up as close to the sidewalk as pos-
sible we doubt if the City would be freed.from blame in
case of litigation arising, inasmuch as the argument
would naturally be advanced that as the parties claimed
to be responsible for these obstructions had failed to
comply with instructions, then the,.onus falls upon the
civic authorities who should see^that these unsightly ob-
s'tacles be carted'to some place where they would not
Surely a publication,; though American by birth;' but 'partly Canadianized
by adoption^should, be able to gauge
with some degree of accuracy at least
as to- what' extent the inhabitants of
this north land can relish the reproduction of that visage of big, teeth • and
bigger glasses, to wit one, Theodora
Roosevelt.   - To- reduce this mania to
a mathematical' certainty, "Canadian"
.'olliers last week in cartoon, advertisement and mostly in pictorial review,
treated its Canadian readers to exact-
tly twenty-five different poses of this
"turn-the-spot-light-on-me"' gentleman.
That Teddy whacked the trusts for
four years with a big stick   no doubt
excited the hero-worshipper of the U.
S. to fever heat, yet tiie fact remains
that the trusts are .still doing Business,
and so is Teddy; *that he tried his'
hand at squelching the W. F. M. men
and dubbed certain of their leaders
"undesirable citizens" doubtless pleased these same trusts; yot the W. F. M.
Is bigger and stronger then ever. That
this* same mnn called In ambassadors
from Russia and Japan "after the former was licked to a frizzle and terminated the war no doubt seemed, to ho
a masterstroke;  yet both Japan and
Russia are today* dropping boats into
the water at the same old rate.     He
wrote a book; in which he described
how he shot a Spaniard in the back;
he dilated at length on the evils df
race suicide, but never as much as one
little suggestion did he trump up as to
how to foot the bill; when his wave of
notoriety was at its crest he dropped
out of the lime-light in America and
began a slaughter of wild'animals In
African jungles..,   This grows monotonous and by way of variation he creates a turmoil    in, Rome, he hands
John Bull a hunch on tho best way to
run business iii" Egypt, no doubt taking his cue from, the'brilliant success,
of American methods in the Philippines, although' he did not advocate the
introduction of the "water cure" on
the natives.    He hob-nobs.with   Emperor William and annexes a few more
degrees, takes the. boat and returns to
the   fairy   land of hero worship', and
Teddy bears.'   Taft is glad to see him
—oh yes! Roosevelt cares no more for
a third term as president than, the
average man does of his right eye.
,  All this and then some may be food-"
for the fishes' and meat for the gods
when served in the States, but, say
on the deal level Colliers,, for .your
Canadian business cut it—cut it—cut
it—cut it.
>' til
constitute an element,of risk and the cost for doing this
charged to whomsoever it was due.
Whilst on this subject we may add that we do not
consider it the province of the press to become mere
common scolds, but to point out any matters that are of
import to the community thereby"aidifig"in' their fulfilment. , •■*■'-.
, Some timo ago improvements in the local postal service were suggested, and we are now pleased to learn
that there Is every reason to believe that better facilities
for handling mall matters will shortly bo Inaugurated.
Drop letter boxes will ,1)0 installed in those parts of
tho city whero they will be most needed.; stamp vendors
appointed who will bo ablo to savo citizens unnecessary
steps, nnd just as soon as this is known, I.o, exactly who
tho appolhteos nre, wo will givo their names and addresses.
Tho question of who will havo tho collection of tho
lottors from, tho boxes will, wo bollovo, bo decided by
Theso changes aro certainly badly needed now that
tho city Is developing so rapidly, moreovor it will old tho
control post offlco staff considerably in tho discharge
of lliolr duties,
Whilst on this subject wo hnvo a still further suggestion to mnko which has boon tried elsewhere with
excellent results nnd Its adoption wo think would ho
oqunlly bonoflclnl locally,
The publication ln tho columns of tlio local pross of
tho niinios of Hiobo to whom lottorR hnvo boen uililroBHi*.!
nml 1'f-mnln uncnllod for, Thla would bo particularly
bonoflclnl to tho foreign residents nnd nlno to Uioho who
nro coiiHinntly on lho movo, nnd whono mnll aB a conno
qiionco Ih llnhlo to go nHtrny. Tho way this Is effected
Ih Hoinewhiil iih follows
fetters Uncnllod For
Nn mo From
Ahliot t Churlfh I'Vlllll-, Alia.
Anion Willinm Winnipeg, Mnn,
Allen (or Allnn) John  AntlgonlHli N. S.
Ili'iry Michael J  Stamford
t'ollliiH Fred ,,, Olowno
Am mill tl   Milan
Heoinccl   N Floronco
Cnl Ink H Crncowj
Uy thou-**- tw-nnn If any for whom lottorR nrn lying In
thf P.. O. hnvo romnved lo nnotlior point thoy nro moro
likely to Kno thom ndverllHcd iu tho pnpor than they nro
to notify tho Poslmnslor of tho chango of thoir address.
"""He had "not been long in the country;
yet feeling from the reports-he had
themselves "old timers" and thinking
that the "beating of train" was so simple a matter that he, decided to put
the theory into practice. There were
two- good and" sufficient reasons why
he should take'thls step. It was not
a case of between love arid duty, but
between love and'a small exchequer.
He with the financial stringency and
the object of his affections practically
at the other end.of the railroad, caused
him to throw all discretion to the
winds, and with a feeling borno of
despair, coupled *w,lth tho assurance
was as easy as falling off a log,' ho
that the matter of getting a froo rldo
packed all his worldly belongings except those of course, he was wearing,
in a small papor bag.- Evidently under the Impression' that the holder
course Is the'only'ono likoly to succeed
he was not content to use a 2x4 plank,
and by placing it along the rods convert ib Into a bod, nor yet climbing up
ancl taking a side door Pullman, but
sat him down coolly and deliberately
In tho latter car at tho ond of tho
train, commonly known ns tho "dog"
houso. among railroad mon, and whon
tho ticket puncher asked him whero ho
wns going, and ■ receiving lho Information "to produco" B our hero folt
somowhat lie tho squash whon tho
stovo foil on It, nalvoly tolling tho
conductor that ho was meroly trying
to boat his way..
This tho guardian ot tho railway
company's intoronts did not rocolvo
vory plonsantly nnd In language rath-
er'strong advlRod tho ybung mnn to
try walking. „
Wo do not wIhIi to bring any particular nationality Into question, but
would merely remark that a placo
nonr from whonco ho cnmo lma gono
down In history nu bolng tho abode
of thoso who trlod to corrnl a cuckoo.
MonmouUiHliIro papers plenao copy.
A Burning
is a sad spectacle at any time.
It is a tragedy if the. owner has
neglected to get insured..
IfY6u Are Not
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we urgently.urge, for your., own
safety, to stop in and have us
issue you a policy to-day. * Tomorrow may just be a day late.'
.Insurance and Real Estate
Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000     Reserve, $6,000,000
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Arrangements hnve recently been completed under which the branches
of this Bank are able to Issue Drafts on the principal points    ,
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from Bleasdell's
Drug Store s
Open Night & Day
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Tho »;ity of i'.dmonton, ncronllriK to tlio Journal of
I Imi place, lum lU'cldud that lt cun llimnco iho attaint ot
Mio miinl-'lpillt-*' without rfHorllnir in mich moth oils ot
mulctitig tho public by colloctiriK rovwiuo in tho shape
or the prill tat. Several reason* arc advanced for this
(ioc-hlon, ono of tho main polnti being that tho cost qf
roi Iff tion nttsot thn amount collN-ifd; alto that the ayt"
torn hnd ottDWfd lie iinofulnMiu. Now that th* lU'ht of
heller thlnff-a haa dawnwl In tho north let ut hope that iui
rnyn may moon penntrat. lho arcana of olvio admlnlatrn-
ito* (a Feral*.
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T':e.'kiddies "of Coleman -would cei-
taiitfy give theii*; votes to Jack B. ■ it
"they had" one, and.they are all of one
opinion, that he's ri jolly good fellovy,
as one youngster put it "Gee, I love
f\ my priiiy, but oh you.merry go round!
' take my eye!!' •'■■*-
A hail storm visited us recently that
showered down upon any early birds
pellets of 1 to l%_inchies\ln diameter.
Ono of our acquaintances told us as
he's from near Wigan. Tha knows lad
I'd a fare jag on but oi wor dreamin'
an' .thowt.it wor th' "knock nobbier
chuckin' stoans at th' winder but it
wakened me just the same."
v;,George Grafton of Blairmore is erecting a large house in Slav town, pre-
. paratory to the arrival of his family,
expected to locate there. soon. Let
us hope that he may not mount., his
horse and'ride to,Blairmore in mistake
some time.       ' * ,J
Mike Brepnan's wife' and family are
once again home after a seven months
'visit to Scotland..        !-      .
August Verheire;' the Belgian, who
was injured* at the time Kelly amd
"Horrienick lost their lives Is making
rapid strides on the road to recovery.
Died: .Waino Sanfrid' Koski, son of
Fred Koski'aged 3 years. Convulsions
cause of death.'*.-. '   -
M. Hogan, who;has been having a
period of enforced idleness as" a result
of a nasty accident'he suffered while
acting as "braky" at the McGilllvray
. Creek Coal and Coke Company, is once
again able to resume his labors.
The decoration services of the I. O.
O. P.,were deferred until next Sunday,
the 26th on account of the funerals of
Harik and Kosld.  7\
-    Joe Pilafino** while at his work in 115
Pillar had his legs severely crushed
. hy thc' unexpected slidng of a large
body of coal.     The injured man was
'conveyed to the hospital   for surgical
attention, . hut fortunately no bones
were broken and it is confidently expected that he will soon be,able'to get,
around again. -
The'verdict of the inquest on our
■ two brothers* Homenick and Kelly, after the evidence.had been given by, the
s&ver'al witnesses and' the report of
the mine inspector read and discussed
1 verdict of "Accidental death" attaching
juvy. ', _.
Sam Hall is back again from his trip.
, Looks, as M. fruit farming, in. Arrow
Lakes agrees, with him.    '.,.."_
...The football match thatvwas billed
to come off at Prank last 'week ' was
postponed until,, Wednesday , July   29;,'
ou adcoun^ ftt;tjti£ "qajixplp.cci-d-^s.   -j^,
.-*    .During-the-past ■■''week the'citizens
of Coleman have been "called upon to
pay the last tribute of respect'to two
valued members of the U..-M. W. A.*
Men, who though perhaps little known
outside of their, own personal friends,
yot useful factors In the world's population.    They acted well their part,
nnd It, Is to be hoped that those dependent on thom will not'only receive
sympathy of tho tongue and heart,
' which everybody    in the community
foolB toward them,* but also ,bo the recipients of mnterlal aid bo 'needful In
caBOS of this naturo. ,'  "   '
Joseph Homehlc
Tho mombors of Coloman Local as-,
Bombled at the Opora Houso at, 3.30
'  on Wednesday Juno 15th, and marching two nbronat preceded by lho Coleman brass band journeyod to    .the
homo of tho deceased brother, thonco
OBr-ortlng tho coffin to tho Catholic
church, whoro a touching and most
ImproBHlvo adilrosB was delivered In
both Slavonian and English.    Father
Dowlldo   pictured this man's lifo   as
exemplary and ono that ho oarnestly
urged all lo follow, not only thoso who
nro mombors ot tho samo faith, but tho
pooplo of tho Crow's Nost Pohb,    Ab a
husband ho waB faithful, truo    and
kind.; an n father firm, yot Just; an a
citizen quiet,nnd iinobtruslvo, anil as n
communicant of tho church ovor attentive   to   his rollgloiifi duties,   and
■constantly liv liln placo on Sunday, In
nplto of lho iibnormnl nxponHes of his
family ho was ovor ready to.help a
dlutvosBoil worthy brothor and did In
tlio truo spirit of geonroalty,   novor
grumbling, although his large family
would hnvo boon a ready oxciibo lor
many, hut ho always gavo choorfully.
Tho Fnlhor continuing, Bald that whilst
lu tIiIh distressing curd tho Hplondld
chnrnclnr borno   hy Iho unfortunate
man waH ono to pattorn hy yot tho nw-
fill niKlilonnoHH Hhouhl hn a lesson-to
ono and nil lo ho ever ready to answer tho iiutnmons* which comes to all,
nnd ho llvo Ihnl, lho woi-iIh tuny ba
used "Woll dono thou good and faithful Horvnnt."
Aflor tho funernl service lho body
wan plncod In tho hoarse hy tlm pall-
bcnrurH, eight of hlc countrymen, who
nil worn llio bridgo of tho Hlnvonlo
Tho Intormonl of Willinm Kolly. tho
Rccond victim of tho disastrous and-
w dont took placo on Thursday.    An Immense uMhvDnn of hia many fr*v*e-l«
(kind follow workurn followed tho inortnl
remain*) of Iho unfortunnto man to tho
*.., .. in     *, .,,.
V.I-.U, UlItJ-ACU. * *»'*.    t.**1^-**.    *.-   *.-.   .*..*»».,..j
of tho Institutional church conducted
tho religious services In Addition to
-which tho brothers of tho local lodgo
delivered tho memorial oxorclscs of
their ritual.
Kelly'o gonial disposition and hia tal-
onto mad-a hlm a favorite* with all who
know him and tho and void caused by
■his unMrnnl}' death will bo sowly Mt
liy his sorrowing widow nnd three
■mall children. Ill* prowess on tho
•football toam Is -moro than Iocs), and
for thrift seasons he haa played full
hack on tho Coloman tonm. Hit musical soUHles aliio made him popular
. aud hv, wna ever ready to hjn-i a hnnd
at any entertainment. He ./waa , t a
••Scotchman nnd possessed alt tho good
qualities of his race.    Honest, earnest,
Industrious ■ and withal a loving hus-',
band and father.' All .work was suspended for two days and the merch-'
ant's of the town also'showed their sad
sympathy by closing. their establishments whilst both interments were in
progress. T. W. Davies had charge'
of the undertaking for both of these
* The Anglican Synod of the Diocese
of Calgary was in session on June 14,
15 and 16. ., The number in attendance
was.the largest on record, * over' one
hundred being in attendance at the sessions. ' .
. The*Bishop in his charge reported
that good progress was being made in
the diocese in thebullding of churches
and parsonages, in increase 'in number
of clergy and In the gathering together
of the people. Tho financial report
showed thi^t the funds were in a satisfactory condition, the home mission
fund having a balance of about seven
thousand. >*_■'
Much time was given to the consideration of Indian affairs, the report
showing that in this department conditions were far from satisfactory. A
representative committee was appointed to investigate the whole matter, to
confer with' the Federal government,
and report1 at the next Synod,
It was agreed that in future no parish should be raised-to the status of a
rectory until it was in a position to pay
a stipend of $1000 per annum.
Sunday school work and other Important matters were fully .discussed,
the synod closing its labors on Thurs-'
day, June 16th.
The Rev. W. MacMorinly of Coleman
and Mr*. A. C. Beach, collector'of Customs at Frank, were representatives of
the Coleman parish at the Synod sessions. - ,
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L. P. Eckstein was in town on. Friday on business matters.
Mr. Con. Reece, taxidermist of Fernie, .was in town' on Friday soliciting
orders in his line of business.
Mr. Silvester of Oak street, Bonds,
arrived in town'this week end reporta
that, there is nothing doing in Bonds.
The baseball matcli' between Michel
and Hillcrest ended Iii a'win for the
home boys by a score of fifteen to
twelve. '■>•,•'.-'-•*,
Anglers Association,a. grand' smoking,
concert" was held in • Slegl- _ hall at
New Michel,on,Monday, June 20th.
' Tlie' Kail wag'tJa'cke'd'/eVeTybody had
a good time "and"the concert was a
grand succe^3r~"Mr;' Stedfflan.J.' P.,
occupied the 'shair and after a brief
n4,dre"£s.ythe p|o|?am6\fe l*fgE,>"the' ^evening w&s starte-a ,*, which Svas as" follows :
Song: "Sweet Genevlve" by-tyr. Dick
Beard. '••'■■'
;Song!, "The Picture ,that,.Is.turned
Towar.d-;rthe*. Wall," ,by MrN Thomas
Lowls.  ., .' ',•■
Song: "Shaking Her Up and Down,"
■A* Allen7j*:!:j,r1Af,r!'
'  Song "'The Moon Bohlnd the Hill,"
Tom Jenkins, *
Song: "Alice, Whore Art Thou," Mr.
Vincent Frodsham.
Spng'"Spoclally for You,*' Mr. J. T.
Cornet duett: "Wo aro Two Roving
Minstrels," Mr. John Lewis nnd Mr.
Geo.- Fairfield.
Sonfc: "Rocked ln tho Crndlo of tho
Deop," by Mr. Dick Strudwlck.
Song: "Cock a Doodlo-do," Mr. BUI
YateB. ■■'-.'
Song:' "Napoleon's March," by Mr.
Jack Gorton.
Toast: Mlchol nnd District Anglers
Association, proposed by Mr. J. Marsh
and Mr. Geo. Molklo.
Audience: "Antonio.'
Song: "My. Littlo Bluo Eyed Doy,"
Wm. Morgan,
Song "Tho Diver," by Mr. Dick
Cornet cluot: "Albion, on thy fertile
1'ltfiiB," by Mr. John LowIb and Mr.
Goorgo Fnlrflold.
Song: "What Paddy Gave tho
Drum," Dick Kviuib,
Song "Tell tho Mnn to Stop It," Mr.
\V. Morgnn.
Song: "It Won't Last Very Long,"
Mr. lSvnn ninhop.
Song: Hnvo I Boon in Battle," by
Mr, W. Smnllmnn,
Song: "WahiiBh," hy Mr. II. Noll-
Sorg "Tho Volunteer OrgmilBt," hy
Mr J. Rnynor,
Song "tiny I'aroo,' hy Mr, Dick Hv-
Mr. Wnltm' Talbot waH tho nccom-
panlst for tho owning, nnd ho In to
ho r-angrntulntt'd on tho wny In whirl)
ho conduct ml tho inunlc, Tho concert
cnmo to a closo In tho early Iioiiih of
TuoHilny morning mid no ono rc-grottod
going lo tho Hinokor,
The (Innclng elnfincH which nrn bolng held under tlio niipnrvlfilon nf Joo
Hnlnnll nnd Fred Whonlley nro mooting with gront hiiccohh, nnd thoro nro
rtimnra nrniliul  Mint  thn ntxxx' rerrlllta
nro becoming tho lightest sti-ppnrfl In
tho district.
Tho Michel local branch of the Socialist pnrty of Canada I* Inci^aslnn;
by lenpB nnd houndfl, "Bvoryhody In
cordially Invltod  to thoHo montlngs,
-.''if-"!'  £.-.'' ?."'*J.r.''.* ii'itii  i„  r*^nt»nT-in 1(n11
evory Sundny morning at 10,30.
No. 5 mlno wns thrown Idlo on
Saturday through n cave in on tho
main level.
Dill Dnvls wns fined $10 and costs
for disobeying the Conl Mines llegu-
ffldnn Art.
Tho rot urn football match between
Michel nnd Conl Creek wns plnyod
here on Saturday, Thero was a crowd
of 600 people turned out to watch tho
game, including a number of Cri.V-
Itea, who hlid ordered a special train
for thnt. purposo, Both teams wero
as Advertised, Michel -iron the loss
nnd thn (rnmn op-»n-»d nol nfrfln***-!. fn
favor of th* MlchaJ te-aut, and seven
minutes was; onough for ftoothman to
score a brilliant goal.    After   some
five, minutes more. Watson, Michel's
right; half,- through some ..misunderstanding, put through his own goal,
thus equalising the scores. After this
Michel played* strenuous football and
tested the Creek's' defence' to the utmost. The pressure was so strong
that Johnson knocked the ball down
with his hand when Boothman was lh
a good position. - The referee gave a
penalty and Carney realized on it.
On resuming Michel had.all the play
but could not score half time coming
with the score 2 lo 1 for Michel.
In the second half Coal Creek gave
an interesting display of football, and
tested the defence ?of the home team
for all" it was worth, but after twenty
minutes Michel broke away and Goodwin headed into the net in brilliant
style. ' This mado Michel number 3.
After this the home boys took things
very cheap and Coal, Crook were not
slow to see their opportunity and they
were not long In getting two goals,
making the score equal at 5 all. In
the lastflve-mlnutes the Creekites still
pressed, but could" not get through.
Eventually, the game ended in a tie at
5 alii This game should have gone
to Michel, and ending ..as it did it
should teach Michel a lesson in taking
their opponents too cheap when they
have got a substantial'lead.- If the
team intend to'.keep at, the top of«the
league they, will have to show a little
better form'than they-, did in the last
twenuty minutes of the game on Saturday last.   " - **
The team go to Fern.ie on Saturday
and the line up for that game will be
Goal: J. Rayner.
Backs: J. Gorton and S. Moors.
Half Backs: J. Gorton, G. Millett,
W. Watson.. , , ' .,
* Forwards: A. Alleiij T. Carney, R.
Sudworth, A. Boothman; A. Goodwin.
... Reserves: C. Walker and. W. Sudworth.
. "Mr. Charles, Garner, International
Board Member was in camp on Monday,, taking up matter of business for
the miners.  ■ ^ ,
There is a great competition among
the Michel anglers for the'$25 rod
which is being presented by Mr. Thos.
Crahan for the largest speckled trout
and up to the present time Dick
Beard holds the' blue ribbon with a
big speckled trout that weighed one
pound and 9 ozs.
The bracing breezes of the river Elk
are making-, one of our grand old timers Dick Strudwlck young again, as
he is looking, like-a-spring chicken. •
Campbell. Thomas Campbell was last
heard of at Roslyn, Wash., about six
or seven years ago.,. He originally
belonged to Kirkintilloch, where he
was employed as coal digger. Description: Age 35'years, height six
feet, weight about 180;- complexion,
dark,' moustache; * scar across nose.
Any news of him would be thankfully
received by his brother and parents,
address Bellevue, Alta., Canada. American papers copy.-
Mr. Wallace Raynor, brother of Mr.
Jack Raynor, proprietor of the grocery
store in the McCutcheon block, arrived from the old country last week.
He is in the employ of his brother at
present. . .
The Bellevue pool room was the
scene of some exciting games on Monday night. A picked "team from Hillcrest played a match with the best
players of Bellevue.
The scores at the finish-we're Dan
Lewis of Hillcrest 50; John Oliphant
Bellevue 27;, Joe Furslong", Bellevue
50; Valentine Hillcrest 47;* Alf Cameron, Bellevue 50;" Jim Burrows, 43;
Doc Ross Hillcrest 50. Jack Nes-
bit 48y,.
Bellevue will visit Hillcrest some
time during next week when we hope
to knock the^—      •-.  '
Billy Ouderkirk was over to see the
game and he brought quite a bunch of
rooters with him. ,
Mrs. James Lindsay and Mrs. J.
Ellison returned from their trip to
Monarch on Thursday. * ■ They report
that the crops there are looking very
"Windy Billy, says, his "garden Is the"
finest in the'-'Pass :'aiid dont you forget it.' ' ' '" ':"* "' , * ,
■ Mrs. Charles Dee left for. the ranch
on Wednesday which Is situated near
Crawford Bay "In" the Kootenay District.   "     ' ■-.- -   -        -    ,,
Ther^ are quite^ a^ number of men
leaving camp" just i\tiw";'~       '*"
Tho, fIreboss refused to .blow P. C.
Bulgers lamp On'Wednesday morning.
The man with the photograph while
you wait was in town on Sunday doing
a ripping business.
Juno 22: Mr. Albert Allen, Elk River contractor Is In' camp. He has a
large gang of men clearing up land for
Mr. Murray, Elk River, He reports
that things aro looking good up there
at present.     '     .
Mr. William Weaver has just completed a large water wheel, on his
fnrm by which ho intends to get powor to saw ,wood, chop feed, and milk
cows. Good luck to Bill and his new
It Is rumored that Mr, Albert Bas-
tain haB entered Into the holy stato of
matrimony. Good luck to you, Albort.
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A football match was played on Saturday evening between Banff and Can-
more, resulting in a .win for the' Can-
more boys by a score of two goals to
This was the best game ever played
in this vicinity, and was eagerly watched by a crowd of spectators it being
a cup match. ,    ,   ,
The following -was the line up of the
teams: - * «
Canmore  *, ,        '      • ■. ■• Banff
Flint .'  ........... ■•■.. Crooks
A.'Wright * Watt
Hogarth-...   ...   .-vr.--    Scott
Harrison .- ...-,..., Tongue
Ike Marsh McLaren
"Latimer   rn   ~.—rvrvTrrrrj-TTMorten
Roebuck and then was rushed by the
Banff inside forwards, but after being
on the ground once he coolly evaded
the rush'and cleared. Canmore retaliated with a rush down the left and
T. Marsh was only about a foot cut
with a good shot. Knott began to
show up very prominently, being too
clever for Morten and Scott. He worked a good opening for himself, but
his injured knee prevented him putting
the necessary, steam behind his shots
and Jobbling could only shoot wide
when Knott gave him a good chance.
Banff Inside forwards began playing
some good combination and the tussles
between thein and Ike Marsh were thc
greatest features of the game.* The
pace was lively all the. way through
amd the game ended two to nothing
in favor of Cnnmore.
Mrs. T, 'Ail-man left on Friday morning for Lacombe, where she has gone
to spend a few weeks with her parents.
Mrs. John lledley has gone out of
town for a visit. Jack Is having a
good time batching."
.' The, Canmore band drove to Bank-
head last Sunday, to spend the day
with their brother bandsmen there,
returning the same evening., Ou the
whole they report a most pleasant
The arrangements for tbe Dominion day sports in Canmore are well
in hand by the various committee.
Everybody hore is looking for a good
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♦ ELKO NOTES by Fred Roo     ♦
because  a  tomato-
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Tho players and mombors of tho
Bollovuo Athlotlo club donlre to ox-
press their Blncoro sympathy with Mrs,
Kolly and family of Colemnn In thoir
Tho snd newn roachod horo on Frldny morning of tho death ot Willio
Mn i'l (Mid, boii of tho Mr. nnd Mrs.
Mnrlnnd, Pnanhurg, formerly uf Hello-
vuo. An oporation for nppondloitlB
waB pot-formed by Dr, Mnlcolnifion nt
Frnnk, but. It was of no avail. Do
conned whb a bright nnd Intelligent
boy, only Ifi years old, nnd wnB vory
woll llkod by ovorybody. Tho doepoBt
Bympnthy Ib oxlonded to tho parents
In lliolr heronvcniimt.
Mr. RogorB, tho now mlntstor, rocolvod (ho good uowH of IiIh bolng buc-
eoiinful In nil IiIr nxnmliiiillonH up lo
dato. Our wlflh Ih that ho mny continue to ho HiicrcHHful In bin cIiohou
Mr. llnrry StnbliH, brother of Vlco-
I'roHliloni Clem KtuM'H nud n former
I'-Klilnit of lli'llovuu, arrived here from
South Wales on Mondny morning.
Mr. Wm. H. Chnppoll, junior, will
Hover IiIh rnnni-rllon wllh Die Went
Cnnnillnn ColllcrloH hoiiio tlmo this
wouk, nftor being In thoir Hervlco for
novott vonrn,
Mr. Chnppel) hnH boon nppolntod an
lllillUlliur »t htu<it: rfiuilunVft Uuixlnuiv
Htoro nt Ik-lluvuo, We wluli him every  HIliWBS.
Tho secretary of thn Ilollovuo Miners union haR boen forbtddnn by tho
fnni r'ninnnnv Hitnnrintcnrte-nt, Chnn.
Kmmori-oii from going to lho mine,
mouth. Ho may go nn far ns tho
bottom of tho old stops lending over
tho old tlmhor lift, hut no further. Tho
superintendent explained thnt ho wns
afraid that the secretary might gel
hurt.    Oh ye gods and littlo fishes.
Tho football club visited Ilosmor on
Rnturday 1st. Tho match was chnr-
acterlr-od by ft great donl of rough
play, and resulted In a goal for oach
team. Mr. Harry Jepson of Elko was
Amopg tho recent arrivals at Belle-
\*o<» are Messrs, Harry Campb«U and
■ft, T>i-rd«l*» both from Mussollbiirjr,
Mr. Campbell Is anxious to know th*
whereabouts of his brother Thomas
Sibbald... \ .'Durrant
T. Marsh „, Greaves
S. Wright ...   ..' y Roebuck
Jobbling ,...,., Davies
Knott  . *.   ...   ...,,'.-.,.'. Elms
Banff played the saine team" that
beat Bankhead 2 .to Q:jlast Saturday.
Canmore'played three -new, men just
out from the' old country, the , two
Marsh's and J. Jobbling.-, Arthur Thomas did not turn up so F, Knott played
despite the fact that he. had an injured kne© at,the time!   .    •
The game started ln Canmore'B favor; aftor somo pretty play by the
Inside forwards Sid Wright put- In a
low one that Crooks did well to save.
Ike.Marsh brought tho...bnll hack and
Canmoro pressed at a lively rate.
Tom Marsh and Sid-Wright, both shot
well. Banff made headway on the
left wing but only after bolng repeatedly chocked by Marsh, and whon
Roebuck and Davies wore going woll
for goal Hogarth stepped In and clear-
oil. Slhhnld then got away, and
whon hard pressed paBsed ovoij to
Jobbling who, aftor drawing tho inch
on'him, passed out to-tho wing for
Knott, who put a contro straight to
Wright, who successfully scored tho
flrHt goal after seventeen minutes of
piny. *     •
Banff playod up nftor this, Greaves
played a very clover gamB and gavo
Knott • somo good chances, but Scotty
Wright, smothered ovory effort. to
contro. Onco DnvieB had n chanco
after Roebuck had shot, ovor, but with
Hogarth In close attendanco ho Bhot
too soon for Flint to clonr oaBlly,
Prom tho kick Canmoro loft got away
and Sibbald nnd T. Marsh carried tho
bnll forward with somo ronl good piny
nnd caiiHod a Hcrlmmngo in. tho Banff
gonl, Aftor ono or two shots Sibbald
put In n Hhot thnt was partly Htoppod
by tho goal keeper, but Sid Wright.
riiBliod In nnd mndo a miro goal although tho bnll looked over the foul
lino—U7 mlnutoH,
Aftor tlilH Bnnff trio . voryjinrd, hut
found Mai'Hli nlwnyn In tho wny anil
half tlmo wns< called with tho ncoro 2
—0 for Canmoro.
Tho Hftconil hnlf Ht ailed with HOinn
lively midfield piny, Unnlf finding the
Canmore hnlven n hard proposition.
Ill ins put In Home vi-ry good rniiH but
could not. Hliiilto Lntlmer off nnd dint
mado It fairly eawy for llognrth to
cli-inr. Banff Ix-khii trying long hIioIh
nnd then rushing, but Scotty WrlRht
covered Flint In a brllllnnt miinni-r
and only once did llnnff look llko n
Hcoro, when Flint Htoppod n Hhot from
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Does butter-fly
.Considerable building is going, on in
Elko and the town is spreading out
like a prairie fire and will soon be
taking part of Baynes Lake into its
corporate buildings.
Tommy Gallon, the popular banker
and financier of Fernie was* renewing
old acquaintances ih Elko'' on- Sunday
last *   • ■■■uiyjfai
We have no interest in anything outside our own family circle. Our business which Is growing' like a green
bay tree and the prosperity of Elko,
the pride of the whole, district.' We
have no interest in politics or in prize
fights, but when Jeffries and the big
negro Johnson have their, scrap we
sincerely hope that' Jeffries .will lick
him so fhaFA7-W'B"leasdeirand ITcoF
oner's jury won't be able to tell who
he was.
Billy Hutchinson, who left Elko
.some time ago for the coast,' was a
peculiar man, and was looked upon
by a great many as a dub, but we can
prove that he knew more about human
nature than-a whole lot' of the smart
. D. W. Hnrt of Baynes Lake was in
Elko this week'watching,.the town
Mr. Banwell, the Andrew Carnegie
of Fernie, was visiting this picturesque burg on Sunday with a smile on
his faco the width of a saddle blanket.
P.O.B. ,
A big bunch" of Indians from the Tobacco Plains reserves near Roosvllle,
passed llirough Elko on thoir way to
Chlof of Provincial Polico Mr. Arlh-
ir fuiui*son nnd wife woro not''*.".* I '.a
the cotton wood groveH on Sunday to
tho south of tho town contentedly
absorbing tho sunshine of the Sab-
On account of tho Kootenay Contral
starting conutructlon in UiIh Immediate vicinity wo havo docldod to put
In n big stock of drugs, which wo will
soil under ii guarantee, for aches, pnln,
brulnes, sprains, soro back, tender feet,
fulling of tho hair, nlao for liiBomnln,
malaria, rheumatism nnd gout, soaps,
hnir tonlcH, clothos hnngorH nnd also
scrubbing bruahoH. „ Our home miidu
mnglc sonp Ih good for tho hiviitlfl. fnco
bath nml linii', dandruff and nil akin
IroublCH for man or bennt, Iioi'hc, dog
nnd cut,
Jlm Wnlnon, fnrm ninnnger for O.
II. SCOtt, Of UOQBVlllO wns In Elko UiIh
week, ,
.1. M. Akiiow wiib visiting UoohvIIIo
UiIh wool* Inking ordoi-H for Htenm
tliroHliing out fit h.
Chiirllo KlIngenHnillh jimt returned
from Soutli Dakota whoro ho HiiyH tho
griiHHliop|ii*iH t'lit everything up but
i lie inert pi*'.'.
The telephone gang have the wires
all strung to Waldo, and everything
up to date, central still remaining on
the Island McConnal. Miss Bessie
Butterscotch of Mosquito Flats desires to inform her Elko friends that
she will be at home to telephone calls
every evening from 7 to 8 except on
Wednesday, which is prayer meeting
and bridge club night.
The rain we had on Sunday evening
was mighty good for the crops. The
gardens around here. are the best in
the Pass. The weeds also are flourishing.
Our fishing tackle still continues to
catch the fish and in spite of the McBride government boycott against our
store our business is like the capital
of Ireland. Dublin, so we are convinced
that it pays to give full weight with no
fat under the scales. He who has no
enemies will have no 'friends. Our
political experience will be published
in serial form in this great family paper and will be Interstlng reading for
white people. The Dagos and the
Bobunks may be interested too in the
illustrations which will be drawn by
Jim Thistlebeak. ■
Dr. Marr, the popular medical expert
from Waldo was in town during tlie
week. ;
We wish to thank our old college
chum George Meikle of the Michel Reporter for the presents and souvenirs
he is favoring us with. George no
doubt believes in casting his bread upon the waters and in this case may
be looking for the Big Red Apples in
the fall,     "
Crawling Coyotes, but Elko is sure
a swell place to live. '' Come and try
It'for the summer. Our groceries are
all fresh except the salt.
The strawberry short cake Is alright
if it wasn't so gosh darned short.
English tourists visiting Elko this
week stated at the board of trade that
this was the most picturesque burg
they had yet visited in Canada. That
is what they all say.        »
Fred Sheridan, the Elko liveryman,
buys Peeping Tom, the great racer of
Tobacco Plains from Fred Roo "Jr. He
is in training now for the big Fernie
race meeting July 1.
Dont fail to see next week's Elko
news, because we are going to throw
ink if it raises a stink worse than 19
rie v Hillcrest Company and has promised to give us the particulars in
time for our next issue. While at our
neighboring-village he attended the
funeral of our late brother Joe Hom-
inick in his capacity of district member, as he was the only one there to
represent the board.
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Uncle Benny paid us a fraternal
visit this week. Thi3 well known resident ot the' Pass is growing wiser
with years. He deposited his money
with his friend M...Currie before ho
started to celebrate. We mean Uncle
Benny, not Currie. '    '
Tommy Smith and the Clough Brothers had a very welcome guest recently
when Mr. T. Parkinson of Tabor dropped ln to see them recently. Come
often Tommy—we are always glad to
greet you.
Recent advices from the wilderness
of tho Yellowhead Pass have let tho
camp know that. John Edmondson,
whom but few know and yet ho Is
universally famous undor the atnge
namo of Nicky Nac, William Gouttoro
and our late local president, Fred
Raynor, aro doing pioneer work ln that
benighted region and doing yeoman
service on behalf of suffering humanity. Thoy aro tho blazers of tho trail
for tlio chochacos; all of thoso mentioned havo earned tho snpromo do-
greo as Sourdoughs, Further developments later.
Tho Ice cream parlor Is busy thoso
days attending to tho thirsty onoB of
tho camp and if you do not try tlm
cooling effect, of Frnnk Enrp's waroH
you cnn hardly consider thnt you hnvo
Been nil that Ih to bo booh nnd taslod
of the homo productH of IIIllorcHt. My
but. II'h good.     Try It for yourfiolf,
A turkey Hiippor whh glvon by one
of our rcBldcnlH roconlly and tho
guoKtH enjoyed thornHelvoH fio thoroughly thnn tho larder wiib found to bo
like old mothor Hubbard's cupboard,
nnd conHeqiKMiMy there wiih hut the
bonoH for bronkfnHt, Tho nlr of thin
plnco nctH iih a wonderful Htliniiliint
I to thu appetite.
I    Our friend and ndvlHor   Jeremiiili
! Olmdliili Jones went up to Coloman
thin wook to nttuiid to nn arbitration
c-iiho undor thn CompeiiHiitlon Act, Cur-
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♦ COAL   CREEK   BY   174 ♦
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The football special to Michel was
well patronized and the red and white
were very much in evidence. Billy
tho Terrors Trustee was radiant in a
white hat encircled by a glaring red
ribbon. The play until the last, thirty
minutes was all in favor of Michel,
but the latter part of the game saw
the little fellows put up an exhibition
that was positively grand and defeat
was averted by herculean efforts. Tho
score stood three each when the whistle blew to cease play.
J. Oliphant was the referee and was
impartial with the possible, exception
regarding the penalty. "
The return journey was one of jubilation and deservedly so; now determination to got possession of the Mutz
cup is writ in large letters on the memory of our town. "Do or Die is Ihe
Motto.'     .
The Socialist party ice cream social
was a success in every" way. The entertainment was all that could be desired. The cream of which there was
an ample supply Yum! Yum! Dane- «
ing was indulged in until four In the
morning. A special train conveyed
the Fernieites home at 4.30. The chairman, Comrade Harrington, thanked
those whose efforts had helped 'to
make the event a signal success, and
explained the objects of the proceeds.
The program' was:
Selection by the Band: Messrs. Paton, violin;' Fawley, cornet;    Thoma3,'
Song, Mary of Argyle: Miss Cray.
Character sketch*. J. W. .Bennett.
Concertina    Solo:      The 'Bells:   J.
Southward.        ■
Song: Babys Sweetheart: Mr. Smith.
Selection by the band.
Ice Cream, Cake, Etc., by the whole *
Song: I Love a Lassie: Miss Por-
teous. *.
;,Recitation: The Choir Singer: Miss
Selection by Band.
Concertina  solo:   Green   Fields   ot
Virginia: Mr. Jenkins.
, Mr., Mrs. and Baby Marlett left for
Vancouver on Thursday.
Died. June 18th. the infant son of
Dr. and Mrs, Workman.
Miss Florence M. Porteous from
Seattle is visiting her cousin Mrs. J, T.
Puckey. ■
A distressing accident happened horo
last Wednesday between 10 nnd, 11 o'clock to Mrs. H. Kingwood. This lady
wns on her way home after making
some purchases at Trites-Wood Storo,
and hearing the engine bell and whistle attempted to get out of dangor.
Unfortunately ono of her feet stuck
ln a rail and was ho badly mangled
by a car passing over It that amputation Just above llio iinklo was found
necesHary. The Injured lndy waB'attended to.by Dr. Workmnn, and showed remarkable fortitude desplto excruciating agony suffered, Ab booh nu
posHlblo she wiib conveyed to tho hospital whoro the amputation wns buc-
eoHiifully performed, and .upon calling
up tho hORpltal by phone we wore glnd
to lonrn thnt MrH. K. Ib progressing
favorably, ■
Election for local officers and chock-
wulglinieti will tnko plnco up hero on
Monday next, the 27th. The following are the nominees:
Prealdcnl: J. K, Smith nnd Thoman
Vice-president: J. W. (Irny elected.
Recording Hoerutiiry: D. Puioii, elected.
Fin. Sec  Dnve     Upcs;    Thoman
Auditors: 1). I'ntnn, ,1. Ilmvbrnnk, T.
Checkwt-lghim-ti ill Thon. Uphill, J.
K. Hniltli, D. I'nt on, W. II, Hvhiih, Jno.
Kent, J. Wlldn, II. Martin, .1. Howbrook, T. AddlHon,
Tin; iim-Ktloii uf whether term Hhnll
be li montliH or n yenr will lie decided.
Kdmoiuon June 7,
To tho Local SucretaiiuB U. M. W. of
A. Dist. 18:
Altn., desire to stato thnt a former
member of snld lornl union, ono Chas,
Hamilton, nationality Scotch, height
.1 ft. 7 In., complexion fair, snndy lmlr
and, moustache, color of oyc» blue,
weight about 1C5 pounds, was Infill*
cnilal In huving the miners of snld
local union rescind their cheek off sys-
tt-m, nnd dt»lre lo stamp him n« a
man devoid of principle and destitute
of honor, and desire &11 ae-mtark-s of
Local unions to be en thfrtr guard
axaanst this man.     .!i*w.
T. B. James
A. C. Uroiey
IntiirnatlonM Organizers
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THE  DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,    _\ c. JUNE 25, 1910 "    <
Coal Mines Regulation Act
An Act to Consolidate and Amend the Coal
Mines Regulation Act and Amending Acts-
Full Interpetation Regarding All Workings
An innovation iu ihe matter of the
presentation* of'legislation has been
introduced b_; the Hon. Minister of
Mines which in essence savors very
much of the referendum in ils application and should meet with the approval or all parties concerned. A proposed bill has boen framed entitled
"An Act to consolidate- and Amend
the Coal Mines Regulation Act and
Amending Acts," whose provisions it
is our intention to publish by installments for the purpose of affording our
readers an opporuir.ity of making a
study thereof, Tlio first portion appeared in the Ledger of June ISth. We
would suggest that all mining men
write us regarding any suggestions
that thoy think would bo useful and
we will reproduce tho same in our
columns making any comments thereon that, present themselves to 'our
mind, as well -as calling attention to
what we deem improvements, either
in the wording or in the sense of tho
On the ground of "'many men many
minds," this proposed bill' should result in a piece of, remedial legislation
highly beneficial to all parties concerned.
Employment of Women, Girls and
3. Ko boy'under iho ago of fifteen
years and no girl or ivoman of any age
shall be employed or be permitted to
be in the mine for the purpose of employment (herein. , *
No boy under the ago of fourteen
years anil no girl or woman of any age
shall be omployod or permitted to be
in or aboutahe surface workings of a
colliery for the purpose, of'employment: Provided, however, that this
prohibition shall not affect the employment of any person engaged in
the performance of clerical work, or in
performing domestic duties in any ho-
tel.'-'boardirig house or residence in
connection therewith. C. A. 1888, c
84, s. 4. ' ,
Bd.—To be amended to,* read: No
boy under the age of fifteen years
shall be employed in the mines unless
he produce a birth certificate or other
satisfactory proof of age, ancl no girl
or woman of any age shall be employed or be permitted to be in the mine
for the purpose, of employment therein. ' • '
No boy under the age of fourteen
years and no girl or woman of any age
be in or about the surface workings
of a colliiery for the purpose "of employment: Provided, however that
this prohibition shall not affect the
employment of any person engaged in
the performance of clerical work, or
in performing domestic duties in any
hotel, boarding house or residence in
connection therewith.
Should be amended by the addition
of, the words, "who shall produce a
birth certificate or other satisfactory
proof of age," afler the words 'fourteen years," and that the word "person" In the eighth lines of this clause
shall be amended and the words "boy
or girl" substituted,.
■ Clause 4 that Iho words shall have,
had at least ono year's practical experience In or about the surfaco or
interior workings of a coal or quartz
mine, folow the words "Eighteen years
of age," linos 0-10 of the clause mentioned,
6. If It'appears that a boy or a porson employed nbout nn englno, windlass or gin was employed on tho representation of his parent or guardian
that ho was ot that ngo at which his
employment'would not bo a contravon-
tion of tills act, nnd undor tho belief
In good faith Hint ho wnH of that ago,
the owner, ngonl or manager of tho
mlno and employer shall bo exempt
from, any penally, and tho parent or
guardian Khnll for such misrepresentation lio doomed guilty of an offence
against thin Act,
ChiUKo (i. Instead of reading as In
tho proposed hill that the following ho
substituted: If ll apponrs that, a boy
or p portion employed about, an onglno, wIikIIiihh or gin nnd thnt he
wat so employed without having flr-jr
produced a certificate of birth or other
■satisfactory proof of age then the
owner, agent or niaiiiiger of llio mlno
nnd employer Hhnll be deemed guilty
of n contravention of thlH Aet and
Bhnll bo Hiibjocl to n penalty not exceeding oil" hundred dollni'H fnr tho
first offence nnd not Iohh thnu two
hundred dollni'H for nny HiiiiHoipiont
Tho above mikkchIIoiih nro given for
the purpoHo of lllutitnitliig the milliner
In which we would Ilk-- all hImilar
coniiiKMitH lo lm mnile nnd wo ciii'iii.'Ht-
ly hnpe Unit nil who cun will contrl-
hull' tliolr inhlct'.i
(f'milliiiieil fi-oin hint week.)
2, lli'fnre cniiiiiU'iicliig io mine nny
coal or Mi'iiilfli.'il il.'i'oi'l' In 'iiiluiiiii'lii.-
conl iireiiH, tln> owner, iigeul or Ii-kwc-
hIiiiII Kiihnill In the Chief Inspector of
Mliu«H ii plun of Hin nymi'iii whereby
such submarine coal area is proposed
to be worked, and such system must
receive the written assent of the said
Inspector of Minos before mining operations shall be commenced, and no
change shall be made in such approved system without the written consent
of the said Chief Inspector, of Mines,
(8) .The mine plan of all submarine
coal areas shall show the depth of
solid cover at specified distances on
the lines of all main roads and around
the working faces, and soundings shall
also be taken at reasonable distances
and recorded on 'such plan or plans,
and it shall be incumbent upon the
owner, agent, lessee or manager to
furnish to the Chief Inspector of Mines
or to the Inspector of Mines for the
district, when required and if reasonably practicable thc depth of any marine or alluvial deposit of sand, mud,
'silt, gravel or drift which may overlay
any submarine coal area in wliich min-.
ing operations may be carried on, or
arc intended to be carried on, by the
aforesaid owner, agent, lessee or manager.
Division of Mine into Parts
2G. Where two or more parts of a
mine arc worked separately, the owner
or agent of such mine may give notice in writing to that effect to the Inspector of the district," and thereupon
■jach such, part shall, for all purno.-ies
of this Act, be deemed to be a separate mine..
' 27. If the Minister of Mines is. of
opinion that the division of a mine,-in
pursuance of the last preceding section, tends lo the evasion of the provisions of the Aet, or otherwise to
prevent the carrying of this Act into
effect, he may object to such division by notice served on the owner ,or
agent of the mine, and such owner or
agent, if he decline to acquiesce in
such objection may, within ,'twenty
days after the receipt of such notice,
send a notice to the District Inspector
hereinafter mentioned, stating that he
declines so to acquiesce, ancl thereupon the matter shall be determined by
arbitration in manlier provided hy this
Act; and the '"date of the receipt of
the last mentioned notice shall be
deemed to be the date of the reference.
Certificated Managers and" other
•   Officials
28. (1)   Every  mine  to  which  this
-^i.-__   npijiifcb-oiiail-uc-unuci"tile" Cuiltl Ol*
and daily supervision of * a manager,
and the owner or agent of every such
mine shall nominate himself or ■ some
other person (not being a contractor
for getting the coal in such mine, or a
person in the employ of such contractor) to the manager of such mine, and
lie shall send written notice to the
District Inspector ' hereinafter mentioned ,of tho name "and address of
such manager.
(2) Tho underground workings of
every mine shall be under the daily
charge of an overman or overmen, and
shiftboss or shiflbosses, holding certificates under this A.ct, except as provldod in section 30 of this act,
(3) For tho purposes of this soction
the manager and overman shall bo
separate persons: Provided, however,
that In mines where the number of
persons employed underground at any
ono timo does not oxceed fifty tho
mnnuger may also act as overman, unless tho Inspector by notico in writing to the owner or agont, requires
such mino to bo under tho control
and dally supervision of both u man-
ngor and an overman.
29. A person Bhall not bo qualified
to be, nnd It shall ho unlawful lo employ him, as a manager, overman,
BhlftboHS, firomnn or shotllghtor of a
mino to which thin Act applloB unless
he Is for tho tlmo bolng registered ns
tho holder of a cortlflcato undor (IiIb
30. If any mlno to which this Act
applies Ih worked for moro than fourteen dnyH without thoro bolng mich n
malinger for that mlno uh required by
thlH Aet, lho owner and agent of mich
mlno Hhnll onch be liable to n ponnlty
not exceeding two hundred and fifty
dollars, and to'a further ponnlly not
exceeding fifty dollni'H for ovory day
during which auch mlno Ih ho workod:
Provided Hint'
in) Tlio owner of huc'ii miro Bhnll
not, bo liable lo any mich penally If ho
prove that ho had taken all reiiHonnblo
nieniiH by tho onl'nrcomoiit of thin Beetion lo prevent, the mine being worked In emit rn vent Ion of tlilH Miction:
(li) If for nny reiiHonnblo euuHo
there lit for the llnu- lining no iiiiui-
ngt'i' oi ii inliie qiiiillfliid iih required
by UiIh Act, tho owner or ngonl, of
mich mini' mny appoint, with eminent
of liiHpi'ctm', nny pi-nton not holding n
I'i'ilirii'iiti) tiiult'i' Ihiu Act to lie limn-
iig-T fnr ii period not oxcendliig two
iiinuiliH, or mich longer purlod as mny
lilllpHii   hi'flll'K   Hlll'll   pl-THOU   llllH   till   DP-
'■"■   "     <«1»4ii(l»*.«,.'.
Aids Nature
Tlio Ureat iucccm of \)r. Pierce'* floldcn Meille.il I)i».
eovory In curinfl wcok Mniniiclin, wasted bodies, wcnlc
lun-fi, and ohvlinute und lingerim. cnuttlii., U bused on
(lit icvui;.iiii<uii «i liit kviiitiiiuiciiUi truin insl "liouirn
Mtdicsl Ditcuvcry" supplicn Nature willi body-huilil.
in-fi tiiiue-repalrini;, iniinclcmnkin*** material*!, in con-
dented nnd conccntrntcd form, With thin help Niituro
supplied llm neccnv.-jry utren-ltli tn the ttumncli tn ilijje»t
food, hulld up the body and thereby throw off lingeri-id
ohitinalo cough*. The "Dincovery" re .stablitliet the
dijentivo nnd nutritive onSann In lound health, purine!
tad cnrichtK the Muod, and noiirinlien thc iiervcn—in
short eitihliiheii notiml vigorou* heulth.
It your dealer offer*, aomethlni "luat aa Hood,'*
It la probably better FOIt IIIMflt Pttye hatter,
tint you are thlnklnd ot the euro not the profit, ao
there'e nothlni "luat aa Hood" tor you.   Say ao,
Dr, Pierce'* C-nmmon Senile Medics! Adviier, In PUIn F.ndlUhi or, Medicine Simplified, 100<i p«|tei, over 700 illuitrttioni, newly revited up-to-detft
Rdttion, pnper-hnund, tent for 31 one-cent Hem pi, to cover eoit ol mtl1in|
ami j,   aoth.hound, SO >ump».   AiidreM Dr, ll, V, V'teree, lluffslo, N, Y,
irom time to .time, make/'alter and revoke rule's ■■ as to tiie places and times
of examinations of applicants, for certificates of -competency under this
Act, the number and remuneration-of
the examiners, and the fees to be paid
by the applicants, so that the fees do
not exceed those specified in Schedule
One to this/act. Every such rule shall
be duly observed by the Board appointed under this Act.
(2) The Lieutenant Governor in
Council shall have power at any time
to alter and. revoke i-ules made by
the Board of Examiners. '    "
35.   ('J)   Tlie Minister of Mines shall
portunity of obtaining by examination Jf^ |° e*?*?»P*f »?* wh°-iB dUly
a certificate under this Act, and shall.' ei°lte( bJ l*e !oard of J3*™"*™ to
send to the Inspector of the district l,hf.vo satlsfact°nly passed the examination as manager, overman, shiftboss,
fireboss or §hotlighter. . and' to have
given satisfactory evidence of his sobriety, experience, ability and general
Inspector of the district
a'written notice of, the name and address of such manager, and of the
reason of his appointment; and
(c) A mine in which less than thirty
persons are ordinarily employed below ground shall be exempt from the
provisions of this section as far as
relates to the appointment of a manager, unless the .Chief Inspector, by
notice in writing served on the owner or manager of such mine, requires
the same- to be under the control of a
But the operations underground shall
bo under the,,charge of a person holding a certificato as overman or shift-
boss under this Act: Provided how-
over that this section' shall not apply
to prospecting or exploratory workings
to prospecting or exploratory workings
ground at any one time, unless the
Chief Inspector, by notice in writing
served on the owner or agent or such
mine, requires such mine to bo under
the control of such certificated overman or shiftboss.'
31. For the purpose of granting in
any part of British Columbia certificates of competency to, managers of
mines, overmen, shiflbosses, firebosses
and shotlighters;> for the purposes of
this Act, examiners shall be appointed by a Board constituted as hereinafter mentioned. • _
s 32. (1) The' Minister of Mines may
from time to, time appoint, remove and
reappoint fit persons to form such
Board ras follows, namely: Two persons being owners, agents or managers of a mine and two persons being
practical coal minors, and' one Inspector under this Act; the persons so appointed shall, during the pleasure of
the Minister of Mines, form the Board
for the purposes of the said examinations in British Columbia.
(2)' The Minister may at any time
increase the membership of the Board,
Provided, however, that the Board
shall always contain an equal .-.number
of persons - being agents, owners or
managers of a mine ancl of persons
being practical coal miners.
33. (1) The proceedings of the
Board shall b'e in accordance with the
rules contained in Schedule Two of
this Act; the Board shall from time
to time appoint examiners, hot* being
members of tho Board except'with the
conduct the examinations in any part
of British Columbia, of applicants, for
certificates of competency under this
Act; and may-from time to time make,
alter and revoke rules as to' the-conduct of such examinations and the
qualifications of the applicants, so,
however that, in overy such examination regard shall be had to such knowledge as Is necessary for the practical
working of mines in British Columbia;
such Board shall make from time to
time to the Minister of Mines a report
ancl return of their proceedings, and
of, such other matters as the Minister
of Mines may from time to time require.
(2) In no case shall a certificate of
competency be granted to any candidate until he shall satisfy the Board
of Examiners:
(a) If a candldnto for a manager,
that he Is a British subject and has
had at least flvo years experience In
or about the practical workings of n
coal mine, and Is nt least twenty five
years of ago:
(b) If a candidate for overman, that
ho has had nt least flvo years exporlonco in or about tho practical working of a coal mine:
(c) If a candidate for shiftboss, fire-
boBB or shotlighter, that he has had
at, lonst three yonrs' exporlonco In or
about tho practical working of a coal
mine: '
(d) A enndldnto for a cortlflcato of
competency as mannger, overman! or
shiftboss, flreboHH or Hhotllghter Bhall
produco n cortlflcnto from a duly qualified medical practitioner , showing
that, he has taken a courso ln ambulance work fitting him, tho said candldnto to glvo firm aid to men injured
In conl mining operations,    "
.or the pH-jiiBPB of thin unction the
Bonrd Hhnll consider of'prnetlen), vnluo In qunllfylng tho candldnto for the
position to which mich class of cortlflcnto nppllcs.
Kxpoi'lonoo hnd outnldo of tho Province mny ho accepted Hhould tho hoard
consider mich nf equal value.;
31.   (1) The MlnlHtorof Minna   may
Lizard , Local General Teamsters No.
141. Meets every Friday night at
8 p.m. Miners-union hall.     A. L.
. .Boles, President; William Long,°Re-
cording 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.     l). Rees, Se.--.
Amalgamated Society of - Carpenters
and Joiners: Meets in. the Miners'.
Union Hall.    A. Ward, Secretary.
good conduct, such a certificate of
competency as the enso requires.
These certificates shall be' in such
form as the Minister of Mines from
time to time directs, and a register
of the holders of such certificates shall
be kept by such person and in such
manner as the,Minister of Mines from
time to time directs.
(2) Such , -certificate of competency shall bo: first class as manager;-
second class as overman; third class
as shiftboss, fireboss or shotlighter.
A certificato of any class shall be considered to include that of any other
of same class, or that of any other
lower ..class. Certificates of 'competency as overman, shotllghtor or fireboss, granted under the "Coal Mines
Regulation Act Amendment Act, 1901,"
shall.be accepted as,,equivalent to-a
third class certificate under this Act,
and maybe exchanged for such,,upon
application to the Minister of Mines
free of charge.
3G. (1). Certificates of service as
manager for thc purpose of this Act
shall be granted by the Minister of
Mines to every person who satisfies
him either that before the passing of
this Act hei was acting and has since
that day acted or that he*has at any
time„.within five years before the passing of this-Act, for a period of not
less than-twelve months, acted in British Columbia'in the capacity of'a manager of a mine, or such part of a mine
as can under this act'be made a separate mine for the purposes of this
Act-7   ".'**.
(2) Certificates of services as overman for the purpose of this Act may
be ,'granted, by the Minister of Mines,
upon the recommendation , of the
Board of Examiners, to any person
who shall satisfy such Board of Examiners that he is the holders of a certificate as overman issued under the
"Coal Mines'Regulation Act'Amendment. Act',' 1901,"** and that either before the passing of this act he was
acting and. has since that day-acted,
or that, he has at any time before the
passing of this Act,- within two years,
acted in a mine in British Columbia
ed by the interpretation clauses of this
Act, and .hat" he is otherwise as disqualified as regards experience and
fitness as is required for a'certificate
of competency as overman under sec-'
tions 33 ancl 35 of this Act:
37: Every such certificate of, service shall contain,,particulars of the
name, place and time of birth, and the
length of time and nature of the previous service of the person to whom the
samo Is delivered, anil a certificate of
service may bo refused" to any person
who. falls to give a full; and satisfactory'account of the particulars aforesaid,, or to pay such registration feeB
as the Minister of Mines may direct,
not excoedlng those specified in Sche-
due One to this Act.
38. , A certificate of service shall
have the same effect for the purposes
of this Act ns a cortlflcato of competency granted under this Act.
39. If at any time representation Is
made to tho Minister of Mijes by an
Inspector, or otherwise, that any manager,' . overman, shiftboss, fireboss,
shotlighter or coal-minor holding a
certificate under this Act Is by reason of Incompetency, drunkenness, or
gross nogllgonco unfit to discharge hie
duties, or his been convlcte*. *. w»
offenco against this Act,,tho Minister
of Mlnos may, If ho think fit, cause
inquiry to he mndo into tho conduct
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 Hall every Sunday
at 7.45 p.m. Everybody welcome. D.
Paton, Secretary-Treasurer. ■
•   * °      . . 41
7 - DENTIST.'   *
,' Officei:*( Johnson-Faulkner Block. ;
Hours 9-i2;l-6; '    '.      Phono 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. Cv;   . w. S. Lane
Barristers and Solicitors
Fernie, B.C.
Amalgamated Society Carpenters and
Joiners:—Meet in Miners Hall every
alternate Thursday nt S o'clock. A,
Ward, secretary. P.O. 307.
Other bodies are requested to send in
their cards.
of such manager, overman, shiftboss,
fireboss, shotlighter or coal miner, ancl
with respect to such inquiry the following provisions shall havo effect:
(1) The inquiry shall .'be public, and
shall be held at such place as the Minister of Mines may appoint, by such
County2 Court Judge,. Police Magistrate.. Stipendary Magistrate of other
person or persons, as may be directed
by the Minister of Mines,- and either
alone or .with the assistance of any
H<?sessor or assessors named, oy the
Minister of Mines:
L. P. Eckstein
D. E. McTaggart
Cox Street Fernie B. C.
F. C. Lawe „.     Alex. I. Fisher
Fernie, B. C.       >
Pioneer Builder and,Contractor of
*   .    n  Fernie
Workmen to the Number of 35,000 To
Return to Work
FORT SMITH,. Ark., June 20.—Pet-
ter Stewart of the United Mine Workers of McAllester, Okla., announced
here that at a conference at Kansas
City the operators ancl the representatives of the 35,000 miners of the Southwestern field agreed upon a scale of
wages for the next year and a* suspension of work will end on the- 1st
of July. - *
The agreement gives the miners-an
advance of.three cents a ton on run
of.mine coal and five cents per ton on
screened, coal, but the. operators are
to have the absolute^control* of their
mines.        '        *  1 _._
The Madame Labadie entertainment
at the Y. M. C: A. instanced a new
kind of graft that, should be discouraged in every possible way. A woman
was sent hv>with ticket contracts which
she tried to get, business men and others to take up, as she claimed for the
benefit of the Y. M^ C. A.
On theso she got a rake-off of a
third. If she could not place a $10 contract sho had a $5 contract, and whon
she would fall do\yn on the $5 contract,
sho would produce a $5 contract, with
tho result that the community was
worked as well as It could have been
by tho Rev. Atlas or that other Macedonian of 1895 fame. The Y. M.'C. A.
got tho small end, and was In the
shape of the spratt held up to catch
the Mackerel—tho easy public. ,
Wo hope tho churches and public institutions of Revelstoke will stop nibbling at these peripalotlc shows whore
they aro*'simply used by" cute anglers
as halt to trap tho public. Thero has
been and Is a great deal too much
of this kind of thing ln Revclstoko,
nnd thn sooner tho community - sits
down on such show trickery tho bottor for legitimate entertnlnorB and
thoir patrons.—Revclstoko Herald,
(Ed.—Morely a repetition* of Fernie's
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In the matter of an Application for
the Issue of n duplicate Certificate
of Title to Lot 3 DIock 67 Annex,
Town of Pernie (Map 734A)
Notico Ib lioroliy kIvuii Unit. It Ir my
Intention to Ihhuo nt tlio oxplrntlon of
ono month nftor lho first, pnhllontlon
horoof 11 diipllcnto of tlio Cortlflcnto
of Titlo to tho nbovo rnontlonoil lot In
tho nnmo of Arthur WrlKht,   which
Cortlflcnto In dntoil tlio 22n<l ilny of
April, 1008 nml numlicroil fll>27A.
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nnd Tourist House
S. F. WALLACE, Prop.
Chartered Accountant, Assignee, Liquidator and Trustee;,   auditor to.
the Cities of Calgary and Fernie.
P. O. Box 308,.
McLEAN GO,, Ltd,
In   the   Mr»tt-»i*   pf   tin   IXnriiirittfin   trir
the Issue of a duplicate Certificate
of Title to Lot 4 Block 57 Annex,
Town of Fernie (Map 734A)
Notico In hereby given thnt it la my
Intention to Ihsuo nt. tho oxplrntlnn of
ono month after tho first publication
hereof a ilupKc-Atu of the CcvtlfUatc
of Titlo to tho nbovo mentioned lot In
the nnmo of Arthur Wright, which
f;wllfI«ito i« dated tho I'SIli day at
January 1908, and numbered 8128A.
8AM'!.. K. IIOK
District H-pglstrar
Und Registry Offlco,
Nelson \t. C.
April 10, 1910
the difference between first class
and Just ordinary wines and liquors
should try those we supply.
from any first class hotel or dealer,
We sell only by the ease but will
be glad to tell you the name of a
dealer who retails them if yours
does not.
Ledger Ads Pay *,-*■■.?■'..'
Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes
Gents' Furnishings'   . .
7 A complete line of samples of
Fall Suitings and
■ ■        .,.}. -..'*•,„'..
Worsteds, Serges
and Tweeds
. Up-to-date Workmanship ,
Moderate Prices
•-W        EUROPA      '
found '
in the Pass can be
We have the best money
can bUy of Beef, Pork, Mutton, Veal, Poultry, Butter,
Eggs, Fish, "Imperator Hams
and Bacon" Lard, Sausages,
Weiners and Sauer Kraut.
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-    "*c    .   Phone 56  -'     '
Uno scienziato svedese ha- avuto la
pazienza di compiere indagini accurate
sul numero dl analfabeti che conta og-
iii paese;v daidati statistici raccoltl,
l'ltalia puo trarre una grande,consola-)
zione.'perche... .vi sono altri stati piu
di lei colpiti dal male!
Infatti, meiitro nel nostro paese v' e
11 31.3. per cento, Jn Bulgaria conta il
53 per cent o dl anlfabeti la Serbia e la
Russia il 02, il'Portogullo il GO; la Ru-
menia-.ll 75 per cento.
Ma ecco pure le'nazioni" che sono
aU'nvanguardla della coltura: l'lmpeib
tedesco eon solo 0.05 d'analfabeti, la
Svezia con 0.01 per cento, la Svizzora
con 0.1, la Danimarca con 0.2, l'lnghil-
terva coll' 1 per cento, 1'Oluuda col 2,1
la Francia col 2 per cento.
L'ltalia vlon dopo 1'Austria Ungheria
e anche dopo In Grecia die figura con
una percentunlo di 30 analfabeti.   ' ■ ,'
Altri dati statistici/dello scienziato
svedese, rlguni-dano poi la frequezn
nelle'scuole negli stcssl stall eiu-opei;
e l'lsulta che "complessivanierite lc me
dia dei bambini che dal 5 ai 15 anni
frequentaho -. le scuole e * del,,50
per cento.*-
Per 1' Istruzionc' popolare J'Europa
spende in complesso duo millardi di
corone e nella spesh'la Russia con-
'corre solo per un vontesimo, la Ger-
,mania per un terzo, ringhllterrn per
iin quarto, la Francia per un ottavo, 1'-*
Austria per un decimo. L'Europa ha*
l'lnnlemcnte .'165.451 scuole, 1 650.G31
maestri, -41.2S1.C91 scolari.' •' y
'.'Confroiitate qio che si spende per la
scuola e cio die si sciupa per gli armament!', e a vrele'qul piire un iudice"
della civil ta borghese. ' ■
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*-         WARNING TO MINERS ♦
♦ '    ;■   ,- —        -y ♦
♦ Keep away from Blairmore, ♦
♦ Alta., Mines, as men are being ♦
♦ laid off at that place. ,♦
Robotinicy slaraja' sie o uznanie ich
Unii Galezi Zjednoczonych Gornikow
w ameryce. O utrwalenie Skali plaey
i ugody. O, place za wegle kopane, od
tony, zamiasL od wozu jak dawnicj., O
ustanowicnic sumiennego i .uniiarkow-
anego systemu dekowania.
N'tnieiszym orinnsimy sle do robotni-
kow wszedzle, a szczogolnlej do Govn-
ikow aby tam nie przyjrnno'.vull pracy,
czem pomoga nam wywalczyc Zwycies-
Po dalsV.e informacye * sie udac do
Wm. Watkins, Seltr, Loknlu Unii No,
469, U.*M. W. A. Springhiil, .N.S.
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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, Zadny, Banil.
nesmie u tejto spolochnosti
vziat roboty bez toho, aby, si
na chelo ■ nevypalil meno
-. Preto pozor    nerobte    slce-
■ Ernest Mills,
' , •  tnj pokl.
Western Federation of Min-   '
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♦ <► ♦ + *- ** ♦
♦ ♦ ♦
Fernie-Fort Steele
■ ■ _
Brewing Go., Ltd.
1    ■"'
1       and
Bottled Goods a Specialty
■ Attraversiamo l'epoca dei "rumori,"
delle dicerie piu stampalate e peu coii;
tradditorie. Raccogliamo alia rlnfusa
alcune delle voci che corronp.
• Le compagnie iirmerebbero" subito I
nuovi contratti se venisse tolto di mezzo il-presidente Alex Howat, che esse
odiano cordialmente, perche "troppo
radicale." violalore dei contratti, ecc.:
ecc.    '      •_ *.'•''
', Certamente quelli ch s'incaricano di
far'clrcolare le ottime intenzioni delle
I /__!-> ft-i-i fi i-ti-ti ii n n «__*____ *m j_o'n _ _t_*t 1 _,
Luncdi varii italiani trovarnnsi a
bore al Roma Hotel sorscro per fulili
motivi a questione fra di loro, I contestant! coine df consuoto dopo qualche
scampio di volgarl epiteii pnsscsrono
ai fattl per via dell'immancabile col-
tello in modo da infligersi quanti, piu
colpi avrebbero potuto darsi se non la
prontozza della toudenle afbar signor
James non avesse.arrlvata, asscpavali
ollintervan to-della polizzia.
-'I .contestant! M<~-rcolecli furono tra-
ilotti davanti al giudice, cio che aquan-
dp-segu'e a qualcuno gli notena coste-
are qualche mese al fresco.'
Bruno Costo $50 per spese o 3 mese
di.priggione; Vincen'zo Costo $30 per
spese o 2 mesedi priggione; Tony
Carollo ?20 per spese o un mese di
priggione. .- .
,   L'altro    complice Frank Carollo fu
"Cbsi il tesore della Citta fu ingros-
ato di ,?100 tutti preferirono pagare la
sudettn multa in preferenza di venire
ospitati*'dalla provincia.
Dining* Room and Beds' undor
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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Fernie Dairy
Ktiusir JIII.K.
" -lol'voi'wl    to   all
])itrl.s of tho Inwn
_Atii-_n rtntA —iiiiil fir>iii!i n iin a  __lll_ifl'
-i.t_rl-ii^i(.t-,in^:—iiv/i*—t-nri-i t i*i*\#— n—"i'»vrj
perche negli stati di Oklahoma,' Arkansas,' Missouri ed Illinois dove non e'e
Alox Howat le compagnie non siano
ancora decise a firmaro. Quella di'
Alex Howat e una scusa bell'e buona
per giustifIcare alia meglio, 11 tentatlvo
di iuaugurare 11 regno del crumirisrao
Le compagnie ferroviarie vogllono bo-
ieottare gli indipendenti piccoll operator!, rlfijtanddsl dl compernro b.dl tras-
portare 11 carbone' scavato dagll unlon-
isti. Le compagnie sanno adoperare
se sanno di non corrore troppiporlcoll,'
la niagniflca arma del boicottaggio, cho
i magistral! vondutl dlchlnrnno insid-
iosa ed lllegalo so impugnntn dai lav-
orntorl. • '     ,
Le compagnie hnnno Inlenzione dl
far I'lpi'ondoro, prima dolla fine - del
mose,,l lav'orl de operai messlcanl,
- fill ufflclali del Distretto 11 giorno 14
parlirono por Kansns City, chlnmntl
telofonlcumenlo nd nudiendum verbuin
dnl prosldento nnzlonnlo Tom Lewis. *
11 qunle, In un primo nbboccntnenio
nvuto cogll oporntorl, vonnolnformiito
deirinlenzlo.no cho costoro hnnno dl
rlprendoro il lnvoro col crumiri o dl-
chinroeho no quontl propositi venisse-
ro tnuiottl iu cizlone, 1 tnlnatorl union-
isll no se *no sti'irobljoro Inert I, o tutti
coloW) clio orn nltcndono alia tnunuton-
zlono dollo minlero verrobboro chlnmntl In Iscloporo.
Intnnto ln mlaorla eomlneln n fnrsl
Bontlro nol KniiHiiB. dnl qunlo I inltint-
ori dpgli nllrUstntl nono "pregntl por
orn di Htm* lout mil,
Al nioinoiito ill niiiliiro In nuicehlnn I
glornull dl KntiHtiH City el npprondono
como, bcpoiuIo oruI prolinbllltn, 11 pro-
Hldonto Lewis o ivll operntorl nbblnmo
flnnlmente rnggiuiito 11 prlnclplo d'un
iipcorilo,     Lo comptiKiiIo    nvrohboro
COIICOHSO   11   llC-llll'HtO  . 1111)1101)10,       1,11
conforonzn unru rlproon luncdi quaiiilo
il Lewis nil ni dl rltoi'iio tin Indlniiopol-
Ih, 1'nro iiHslcurnlo onnnl cho I liiv-
oii vorrniiiio rlprt'Rl II 1 Lugllo.
,   Tony Costanzo, Mevcoledi fu ricovu-
,to_all_spldale dULei'jiie, p____*it_.
rlporlnte ■ merce l'inpigliarsi di un
carro con lievi scalfiature al dorso,
fortunato che ebbe.a cavarsela senza
serie constoquenze, do auguriamo che
con pochl glornl abbia completa res-
taurazzione.      "     .      '
Giuseppe Flliafano era al lavoro nel-.
la mina a Coleman fu ferito. dl una
caduta di carbone dnlle paretl per
caso'1 ln,sun persona fu Inpigliata in
mezzo al materiaile in modo da rlpor-
tare la fraltura dello parti muscolarl
apprestatogli le prime curefu rlscon-
trato cho l'osso non era stato les-
Portsmouth: Able, seaman William
Woodward was found hanging at the
Naval Gunnery school, Whale island,
lie was to have been married on the
morrow.     * •*   ''
i *  * *
Nottingham: The Corporation lias
decided to apply over £72,000 from
the profits of' gas, electricity and
tramway undertakings toward the relief of the rales." , ■
* ■ * ,w*
Kensington: The battle to use "the
drive in front of Earls terrace .and the
gardens in Edward's Square is still on.
The combatants are the Garden Brigade, the civic battalion and the Estates
corps. ,_ .
* *    **
London: £20 10s. was paid for a Id
1851 Cape of Good Hope stamp at
■Messrs. Puttick\_& Simpson's,
* *   *
Guildford: While doing some, excavating some-workmen found three shillings, two of the reign of Queen Elizabeth and the other of. the period of
James 1st.
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Nottingham: Tlie Education Commission contemplates "the purchase of
X-rays machine for the purpose'o_ the
'treatment of school children who are
suffering from ringworm.
takes charge of the Congregational
church in succession to the Rev.Garri
Phillips, B. A.
*   *   »
Rhyl: W: Jones,'commercial traveller in attempting to enter a. moving
train, slipped and' falling under the,
wheels, was instantly killed,    '*
City of London corporation voted a
contribution of 250 guineas for the
Whitehaven Colliery sufferers. At
Southend-on-Sea £57 10s was collected for the same purpose at the memorial service for the King. .
»   *   *      ■
..Doncaster: Mrs, Eliza Blackburn
celebrated her hundredth birthday on
May 2G.
* * * *
Nottingham: "lames Bernard Clarke.
14 years of age, described as an emaciated and diminutive lad was sent
to a reformatory for five years for an
alleged theft of the sum of two pence
(four cents.) '    •
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An arbitrator in the Scottish cq.-U
trado dispute, Lord Balfour of Burleigh has granted the miners a \vage
of Od per day extra.
Portsmouth: Considerable grumbling
is being heard by hundreds of the dock
yard employees because they were
docked for the day's pay on account
of closing foi- the funeral of the late
London: West End traresmen. are
jubilant over the order curtailing the
period of half mourning for a month.
Bond street tailors say it means salvation from bankruptcy: florists, flower girls and entertainment artistes
share in the satisfaction.
Enlandntf- You r Business
If you
are in business and
you want
to make
more money you will"
read every
w ord we
have to
say. Are
, you spend-
ing your
money for
advertising in haphazard fashion as if intended for cha7ty,
or do you advertise for direct
results'?. -'
Did you ever stop to thirk
how your advertising can be
be made a source of profit to
you.'and how its value can
be measured in dollars and
cents. If not, you are throwing money away.
Advertising is a modern
business necessity,' but- must
,be  conducted   on  business
principles.      If you' are not
satisfied with your advertising
ycu should set aside a certain
amount of money to be spent ,
annually, and then carefully
note the effect it has in increasing your volume of busi-
'n'ess; whether a 10, .20 or
50 per cent, increase.   If you
watch this gain from year to,
year you will become intensely
interested in your advertising,
and how you can make it en- ■
large your business.
If you try this method we
believe you will not want to
let a sir**.:la issue of this paper
gjto press without news from*
your store.
If you can sell goods over
the counter we can show you'
why this paper will best serve
your it.tsrests when you want
to reach the  people  of this
List of Locals District IB
, Sunderland: At an international,religious convention of believers in the
faith healing, one visitor told how he
was bitten by a cobra in India without any disastrous effects, and that
he drank the water of the Ganges,
and despite the fact that it was full
of disease germs, yet the spirit of God
protected him. "Of course,' ho added, "I took tho precaution of having
the water boiled."
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Newport: Three thousand dockers
are out on strike here. Trouble is
expected if any attempt is mndo to
bring in free laborers, ""'(Now term,
"froo laborers' used Instead of black-
llonrlck   Jones
Carpenters and Bosses
Smoke Pipe of Peace
And Ail's Wei
It is estimated that of the $100,000,-
000 paid out by employers of labor.in
the United States to reimburse the victims of accidents, only $44,000,000
reaches the workmen and they in turn
pay fully one half of this sum in attorney's fees. The remaining $50,000,-
000 go to*liability companies and lawyers. . That's why somo employei s' are
inclined lo favor workmen's conip'ii.'so.-
tion acts and that's why some lawyers
are opiiosed. Material interests dominate human actions. See?
Sealed tenders addressed to Egg &
Haldane, architects, and marked 'Ten-
dor for Christ Church,' will be received'
lip to noon, of Saturday, the 25th day
of June for the building of a church
for the wardens'and vestry of* Christ
Church, Fernie.
Plans and specifications may be seen
at tho office of tho undersigned.
The successful tenderer will he required to furnish a satisfactory bond
for a sum equal to tho amount of the
Tho lowest or nny .tender not necessarily accepted.
Corrected by District Secretary up to May 1st, 1910.
F. Whealley, Bankhead, Alia.
N. McDonnell,  Beaver  Creek, via Pincher
J. Burke, Bellevue, Frar.li, Alta.
James Turnbull, Blairmore, Alta.
■ Wm. Ashton, Burmis, Alta.
Wm, Angell, Canmore, Alta.
•      T. Dernley, Coal City Tabci, Alta.
W. Graham, Coleman, Alta.   ,
„G. M. Davies, Carbondale, Coleman, Alta.
J. Aplin,  Cardiff,  Alta.
.^.-^.-^--■-V. K. St. Amantj Cardiff, Alta.    ■
NAME,   ,
Beaver Creel
Burmis '
Coal City
2378    '
279 •
~i(j rn t,uruiu	
2178 Diamond City    ■
i'329 Edmonton    '     ,
238S Edmonton
2314 Fernie
1263 Frank
2497 Hosmer
1058 Hillcrest
2850 Ktrimare
574    '     Lethbridge
1233 Lille
2829 Maple Leaf,
2334 Michel
:!!)3        Police Flats
2352 Passburg
25S9 Royal Collieries
2155 • Strathcona
102 Taber
1959 '" Tnbor
~'jas~_ av_-,—curuiirr7i3:~ »_.; —	
Geo.'Dobson, Diamond City, Lethbridge.
Richard Thompson, Frazer-Flats, Edmonton
M. Bonic, 434 Lome' St. Norwood, Edmonton
D. Rees, Fernie B. C:.
G. Nicol, Frank, Alta.
J. W Morris, Hosmer, B. C.
yi. O. Jones, Hillcrest, Alta. . vn
R, Evans, Kenmare,  N. D.
L.Moore, P. O. 313, Lethbridge, Alta
\V. L. Evans, Lillo, Frank, Alta.
F." Bonacci; Maple Leaf, ^Bellevue, "Alto.*
M. Birrell, Michel, B. C.
Neil Duncan, Passburg, Bellevue, Altn.   *
Oscar Carlson, Pnssburg, Altn,
Clins. Smith, Royal Coll,, Lethbridge, Alta.
A. Shaw, Strathcona, Alta.
Wm, Russell, Tuber. Alta.
E, Brown. Tabor, Alta,
Sqpderij A Verhoett Orothen,
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^W^^HR^ T"*D't Marks
^Imv     CoiwrBioHTaAc.
*T»Tcn« tffliUni t»UttXx unaMMtiMWm wit
(tufeklf ucwuin ml opinion fr«# vh-Mtatr M
tloMMil«lr-*»Bfld»tHfiO'lfr —
(•nt frM. UMMt Mmcrfof>'
nn * Ve. tettti
Scientific American.
ti«*t*a»\i ,ik**\t*r%*A*t***,1i U_wn»t«f«
loo it ant nfliauune inantu. Ivrm. lor
^JiS^T***i9ei*eaa vt*p*i**  BoUbf
Ledger Ads Pay
D'une loilro d'un oniniiriulo tnliuuir
on grovo ilium I'IIIIiioIh hoiih rc-tlrnitH
Ioh puHHiigeH hiiIviuiIh qui mint Inter-
"Nuiih Homiii-'H tnuJnui'H cn grove nt
noun iiveiim Hoiiloineul inm-lir- une hciii-
nlno du hccoiii'h hler hiuiuhII 4 juin, fl
en mi clioolt pom nller rlii'ivhiT den
nuirt'lmiiiliHi-H et do In iii.'.l.'dn.'. On
in* pout ho procurer iim-titi iii'Ki'iit avec
co rheck.
'•Kn ('(Mil II y lo pour et lo nontro.
C'eHt nun hnnno clio-io pour empi'i'licr
les IvrogiieH th* prlvcr lour fnmlllo do
"Cor\ n oto docltb' ii In roilvonlInn
dn l'Klftt a Pooiln n hi hiiIio do mini-
Vilirt luppoi'lH vi.iiiilit du Ui'u.vu'io, Hi.,
oil 11 pui'iiUi'iiil qu'n In i;-.,'oiiit-iiun- thn
anions on n dlutrlhiu» doe noennrn on
nrgent prl« Hiir ln rnlHsn lornlo ot ouo
Ioh dltH hocoui-8 Hont riiHtf-d cn -otrmulo
nncflft f.nfrn ten  tii'ilim ilnu  anln-ntatPi
Un do coux-cl n lmrail-ll mondo fi ke*«a
vUIob dc 10 pnlloiio devaut Ha porle, a
cortnlnos porHonnns en leur illHimt;
volln' lon KccourH qui ont oto dltitrlbiioH
ftujourd'hul. Ccc-I nous ft oto dit n
uno reunion pnr notro delfRtio n I _o-
rln. .To no puis pfirllfior quo c'Mt
vrnl. do din dimple meat, co quo notte
deU'Kue noim a declare. Kt c'ent -pour
flvltrr do purellles honti>n qu'on a df*.
clde do donnor do* cherk*.
II s*ft pakka quand m^mfl dn chn*i*»ii
dnnn riTnlon qui no dur^ront plu* long-
tempa et ct>rtlnMn*?nt 1'Ktat de nilln*
<cAk ura \o pr+Tntei * -fivajw-r If* f*6T-
dp% 1\ y n trap df p.in.-*lrtnt rat-here
et do rumour* t-ourdes*. Ce*t Ic feu
qnf rouvo."
(Cnlgnry Albertan)
Thoro will be no Htrlko of tlio enr-
lieUK'is In,Cnlgnry on July 1, At tlu*
.Iciini inoolln*** nf I In Ibillo! Ilnillii'r-
liot'il 7'f CurponfiMii nnd JoIiuiim nnd
tlio AmiilKiiniiitcil Socloty of Cnrpont-
ei*H nnd .loliiorw hold In tho Lnbor hnll
InHt. nlglil It wiih doeldod to necopt tho
propoiiltlnii of thu llulhlors Kxchiuige
sent lo lho Joint committee of enrpon-
tors n week ngo offoiing to nrliltrnte
tho dlfrii'.ully.
Tli ci mooting wiih onihUHlnHtlc, Tho
piopoHltloii of tho 1,'Xcliiimvo waH fully
(IIkcuhhi'iI nml decliirnd to ho fnlr. lt
wiih uiiiinlinoiihly voted lo grunt tlio
ri'niii'Ht. Tor iirliltrnlloii nnd tn nifot. llio
otnployiM'K nt tlio eiiilli'Ht poflfdhlo mo-
incut. Tho following coiiiinllleo wns
mipoliited wltli full powor to net for
Ihu purpono:
V, .1. Hnnlliig, gi'iu-rnl orgnnizor of
'Jho United llrothorhooil,
A.  x.,  .-.ni'tii-i*■>, oib'lt"*'' i   Aiii.iitirtiii'
i*t*.\l   .Sift .»'-> J'.
F. AV, llonli'ii, pti-Hldt'iit United Uro-
T. M. MrKlnnnn, Hncrotnry Joint
A. I'llklngtou, vki'-iui'.s.'di.'iil Amalgamated society -aiid Bocrotnry Trades &
Labor council.
Tho commlttoo will moot a commltteo    of nix  from the  Builders Kx-
chango.    The Kxchtuwe will bo notified this mornln« of tlio nrtlon tlinl*
was taken last nlslit.    Tho deumttd of j
tho unions Is for fifty cents nn hour. !
Tin- -^mploy^r* mme tlmo afco offered j
forty five cents an hour, an advance'
of four fent* an hour owr iho official \
scalo. which tlio enrpentors refused Jo !
atconb \
The  InUflw*  xhtn <-»*flic  fortcatd i
with   tho  siii>rr**1lnn   tnr nrbltrntlrm [
and this the men accepted at latt
night's mroMnif.
is all ready for you —
just waiting for your
name and address.
A postal request will
bring it to you, all
charges prepafd.
This Catalogue is published to give
our Mail Order customers the advantage  of the Special Purchases and
Stock-taking   Sales   that  City   customers
ijoy during the Summer months-you'll find
:he prices we quote in it arc lower than at
any other time of year.
Send for the catalogue now; every department of the store has contributed its
Vvsi.iix.ii'-oi'i    vv-o   P'*>    ■^*»*£*,i'gs_S   uuin
ways and refund your money on any merchandise
that is not absolutely satisfactory.
When you write us, address Department No. 68
10 R..O MTT O *.*",
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNife,1   B.C.' JUNE; 25,<t910v,
, KV'*i*-.'-*?Sf*-?a*;-'^iV.-y'i|:-te-!W*<<g-*>'
If you are not receiving your paper
regularly please notify us without delay, so that we may ascertain the cause
thereof. , ■..?'
Voting at Coal Creek takes place on
Monday June 27th for the election of
officers and checkweighmen. Gladstone Local expects every man that
day to do his duty.
_ The bumper celebration of the Pass
will take'place at- Fernie- on the lst
of July. > "
Come and cheer your favorite on
the lst at Fernie. ,You will not be
lonely. „   '
25 Carpenters   Wanted at   Frank.
' Come prepared to work. J. E. Lussiar,
Construction Co.
,$1500 in prizes will be awarded to
tlio competitors in the Dominion day
celebration at Fernie.
The'Sports Committee request that
entries be made early,,for tho events
, on Dominion Day.
Lawe & Fisher have now established
themselves in their new, quarters iu
the Imperial Bank.
Sprinters, jockeys, wrestlers, rock
drillers, quoit pitchers will display
tlieir prowess at Fernie ou Dominion
Dny,   '
Sid Walley, who was formerly In
the employ of the Coal Company at
the Creek, was. In town this week renewing old acquaintances.
The home of John Wood on Howland
avenue is fast nearing completion, and
it is expected to be ready for occupancy before the end of the month.
Mr. and" Mrs. H. F. Armstrong left
for the coast, on Wednesday morning,
to visit Prince Rupert and  Stewart.
* with a view to a business location.
Word has been received that Creston will send at least eight men to
compete with our local .target shooters.     This is the return match.
Wanted: House cleaning or day labor of any kind. Mother of five child-'
ren and widow of member of U..M. W.
A. Leave word with R. L. June, Box
95. '
Eschwlg's new pool parloVs are well
patronized. The Brunswick-Balke Co.
supplied the tables. , A coffee and.a
lunch counter.will also be opened in
this place.    *
Arthur Sullivan, no relative to him
of operatic fame, but provincial Inspector of public schools, is in Fernie this
week superintending the examination
of seven pupils who' are aspirants for
high school entrance.
Sir William Van Home is said to be
a strong advocate of Canada cultivating trade with Cuba, and why not?
He Is one of the principals in tho
railroad that* traverses the Island. Economic interests see!
 TT._Cn.Tiii__ha'B_heen .awarded the
The Crow's
The Store of Good Values
Store Remodelling price is still proceeding* which gives your
dollars for the time being increased purchasing power.
Eighty Cents has the purchasing power of a Dollar in our Furiiiture Department during our store remodelling
sale. This coupled with our regular
well known low cash prices, makes our
offerings at this time of exceptional
value. For another seven days" every
article in this department will bo 'reduced.     Are you interested?      ,7,
AVe are.still selling odd lines of Iron
Beds at less than factory cost., ' Anticipate your wauls and save money.  .
Iron Beds from $1 Up
Store Remodeling Sale of Children's
and Girls Dresses. Made of good qual-
ity English print and Scotch Gingham,
, in a variety of new patterns and ,' all'
warranted fast .colors. Eegular $2 and
' • „ Special $1.60
*   Ladies' Skirts and' Gowns trimmed
with laces and embroideries."    Made of'
good English Cambric and sold regular,
for $2 and $2.25.      "   ;,
Special $1.65
contract for remodelling the plumbing
and heating-at the Fernie hospital.
He also has the contract for 'plumbm*;
and heating in one of the. largest hotels on the Kootenay lakes.
Hamilton Murray, brother of Mrs.
Suddaby of Berlin, and uncle to N. E.
Suddaby and Mrs. A. H. Cree of Fernie, died suddenly on the 13th Inst.,
at Niagara. His remains were taken
to Preston, Ont., and burled in the
family grave.
F. B. Jeffries of the Canadian Bank
of Commerce leaves tonight for a
two months leave of absence for the
purpose of regaining his health. He
will visit at his old home In St. Catharines, Ont,, where It Is hoped that he
may accomplish tho prime object, of
his vacation.
We understand that several of the
Fornio clerks contemplate Joining tho
I. 0, G, T, as a result of vows made
subsequent to Imbibing too much Fairy
Creek wntor that had been diluted by
an admixture of Said, Sam Looey and
sundry other heathenish and mysterious decoctions,
W. M. TClloy of tho Heintzman Piano
Company has Just lately received word
from tho management of Melba, the
world's greiitP-Ht Hlniior, that sho will
make d, tour of Canada, beginning at
about tho 1st of September next, and
that ub she has Holectod tho Heintzman nnd Company plnno for her exclusive use on this tour, tho representatives of this well known firm will
ho cnllod upon to supply her with
ono of thoso famous limtrumenlu tor
hor une In tho sovoral districts from
tho Atlantic to tho Pacific.
Tho officials of tho Kootonay Telephone Unci* nro mnklns ono of thoir
tours of Inspection, nnd arrived on tho
Flyor from Cranbrook on Wednesday
Tho party consists of R. E, Beattlo,
prosldont; MorrlH Qunln, superintendent, and F. Cl. Jonas, It Ih thoir in-
tontlon to Include vIbUb to Ilosmor
and Mlchol in thoir Itlnornry. It Ib
oxpoclod tliat In two wookn honco
thoro will bo a douhlo florvlco lino botwoon Fornio and Crnnbrook conso-
qtiotit upon tho hoavy domunilB for telephonic communication,
Ladies' Dutch Collars, Jabbots.and
Wash Belts, all the newest' and latest
styles, regular 35c, 40c and 45c','
Special, 25c
What.about your Summer Suit, sir?
Our Store Remodelling offer to assist
reduce our stock still holds good. With
every Fit Reform Suit we present you
free of charge with a pair of $5 Gold
Bond Shoes. You,cannot buy better
clothingat any price, all new season's
cloths iiii-1 patterns, while the selling
price at all agencies is the same, being
stamped in the pocket by tlie maketa^
Our contract prevents us* cutting^'tlK1-
price, so we present,you with a pair of
$5 Shoes as ah inducement to-help us-
reduee our stock. . 	
Special store remodelling values in
Pit Shoes. We invite your inspection',
knowing that^you will appreciate 'the
money saving opportunity presented to
you. '
[ TheL.Scholl.Foot Easter' is the most
perfect foot rest from "an" anatomical
standpoint ever devised. It consists of
two German silver springs the supporting plate^and the underspring, which is
free tit front end, allowing a back and
forth sliding, contact, which makes.it,
self adjusting, and insures the same
mild pressure to a low instep or flat
foot as a high arch.
Price $2     ,
„ The very latest in Collars,"Shirts and
»ther Furnishings is always,, to be had
here first. For Saturday selling we
offer all Negligee Shirts of tHb rtvell-*-
known W. G, and R., Crescent-and 11a-
gen makes regular $1.25, $1750 and
$1.75, .' ' , *     7 ;.. ■
Your Choice $1      i
Roval Household Flour ,
100 Lb Sacks $3.30;    50 Lb Sacks $1.70
B. C. Pure Cane Granulated Sugar
.. 20 Lb. Sacks $1,30 Each
Table and Gloss. Starches .
3 Pkts 25c
2 Lb. Tius Christie's Sodas
30c Each
Quaker Brand Tomatoes •
9 Tins,$1.00
*   Quaker Brand Corn and Beans
,11 Tins $1
" 2 Lb. Tins EDS Preserved Pliirns '
Per Tin 10c
* White Swan Laundry" Soap '
Carton of 6 Bars. 20c r
'Grocery Specials for Saturday".'
Sheriff's True Fruit Jelly Powders
, ,     4 packages *  25c
Staon Shoe Blacking, 4 tins 25c
3 Lb. Tin Preserved Apples, per'  ,
tin  -10c
Creston Strawberries, 2 boxes 25c
.  ,   ?      7C00KING?: -     .7
-■:. Why spend,your, time in the*,
kitchen ,:while all" the others" are r
out enjoying-theniselves? Among
our canned*-goods* you can jpro-'
vide "a whole.T,-i-eadj*;,.to eat meal.-
from soup to''dessert'. Stop In:
and •. see what ah* immense
choice you have 'at' this groc-.
"ery. '   .   \°   i  ; ",. ■   y   .   '
, w. j. bLundell'
For ten days only beginning Saturday
18th to the 28th.
To the first.ten orders given for, our
High Grade, Made to Measure Suits
we are giving very special inducements
The first order gets inducement N(o. 1
which is the best of all; then the second order gets No. 2 inducement, and
so ,,on.
You had better get around early and
see the plan.     It's a god one for you.
Attention to our, Men's Furnishings
for a few days will surely pay you.
Our grocery stock,is complete. Free
and prompt deliver/,
ifi.       ifi*
The Cash Merchant
Opp. Post Office
SUITS   and
arid tip made to your measure.   The*
.latest, New York and English
,.   ., .: Cloth and Styles
-DA'MT-fVP TTTM   Rooms 2 and 3, The A. Beclr. Block
VA fiiy *■ ^^ U -"■■*■ >NEXT FERNIE HOTEL, FERNIE
Adiireptisi^ in the District Ledger
,-.."■'    "ii -•     ''A   '• -    ,.-    ' *"■' •        -*'**/
Dr. Auld of Watford, Ont, en route
to Los Angeles, Cal., dropped off for a
short visit to his friends the Klrkpat-
. The .construction of the city, works
was commenced on Thursday and will
be rushed forward to completion with
all speed. ' ,
Latest reports from the East point
o a strike of trainmen on the C. P.
and G. T. This affects the railroad
districts to the east of Chicago only.
Tuesday night there was a goodly
attendance at tho Baptist church of
the members of tho now lodgo I. O,
G. T„ which will be known as Pernio
Excelsior hereafter. Thoro wore two
Initiations and expect a class of five
or six for next TuoBday. This Is now
the regular meeting night.
' Thc Spokano degree team of the D.
O. K. K. Is expected to visit Fornie
early In July for tho purpose of Initiating tyros. All members of tho K. of
P. aro requested to boar this In mind.
Too bnd names ClrciiB had left or
the camel might havo boon made uso
MlddlemasB BroB., Englishmen, hav-
Ing bought 300 aero fruit farm, will
sell portion In small blocks, partly Improved, lnko frontage for $15 loss than
adjoining subdivision of Arrow Park
was Hold at, Por particulars npply
Uulckly. MlddlomaBH Th-m, ranchcrB,
near Arrow Park, B.C.
Wanted: A corporation controlling a
largo body of coal lands just being developed In British Columbia desires a
working superintendent, capable of
currying on prospecting and all work
portnlnlng thereto, must bo fixed financially bo as to tako stock of company. This Is an A 1 proposition, and
will honr Investigation. Applicants
muflt furnish unqiK-fltloiiablo roforon-
cos an to ability. Wrlto to Coal Opportunity faro Pernio Hotol, Pernio, Tl.
0.,,    ■■
D. V.-Mott was seen on the street
this week with an axerin one hand and
a-pail in the other. First thought
was that he was practising for the Carrie-Nation brigade-but afterwards we
learned that he was on a still hunt for
gasoline to be used In the'Ford—chug
Thoro was a full attendance at the,
Council .meeting on Thursday, except
of.courso .the,mayor, absent from the
city, whoso chair was occupied by Aid.
Pred Johnson.
After sovoral, minor matters had beon
discussed the principal subjects under
consideration wero regarding tho fire
department and also the old buildings.
Flro Chief McDougall wns instructed
to have all -hydrants painted rod, and
also that Rizzuto Bros, tako immediate
titeps lo clean up around the Imperial.
Unless this proporty as woll as the
Roma are not attended to al once the
city will do tho work nnd chargo tlie
amount to tho parties Interested,
At the mooting of the License Com
mlsslonors .Messrs, Johnson, Reading
nnd Whito wero In nttondnnco. A
spoolal llconso was granted to T, H.
Wholnn for tho snlo ot boor on tho 1st
of July on tho city proporty adjoining
tho athletic grounds, This is In connoctlon with tho Dominion Day Sports
It was nlso decided thnt tho regulations rolatlvo to hotels lowing on unobstructed view of tho bars on Sunday
Bhould bo rlgldlyi lived up to and thnt
tho police niunt seo that this Is compiled with. ,
Tlio polico commlsslonorB doalt with
varlouH routine mnttorH and gavo tho
chlof R.N, Clorko Homo Instructions regarding Homo of his staff, -
Hot tea or coffee served at Ingrams
pool room.'"'''-- "-"'■'
For Rent: tCommodious rooms for
lodge or union meetings. See Joe'
Gouplll at the Waldorf. tfc
Wanted: Two furnished rooms and
kitchen.    Apply Ledger Z.
Picture framing done neatly and
cheap at"the.,Trites-Wood Co, ,
Always ready: ham sandwiches and
coffee at Itlgram's.   '
It's up toyou. We,are hore to save
you money ln furnituro and stoves.
Tho Trltos-Wood Co.
If you are a particular smoker got
your smokos at Ingram's.
Just the thing e&rly In tho morning
or lato at night: a hot lunch at Ingram's.
Small house of furnituro for sale,
Suit couple." Very reasonable. Apply
H. M., West'Fornio. p
Wanted: A girl to do general work.
One who is agreeable to children. Apply to Mrs. Mutz at'the Browory.
Wantod: A;*.young , girl for light
houso work; no children. Apply Mrs.
George B. Be)l, Mncpherson avenue.
Tho, Files j,aro coming. Got your
scroon doors/ window screens and ro-
frlgoratorB .at tho Triton-Wood Company,    Tho cheapest In tho city,
IIoubo for Snlo with 2 lots In WoBt
Pernio; (i roc-rood house, water.    En
quire of E. Harper, McPherson avenue." c • 1}
, For Sale: Team of horses, good general purpose animals;" price $185., •* A.
MacDonald Co.,* Wholesale Grocer's,
City. .'.''"
Sloan-Duployan Shorthand can be
taught In 12 lessons. Send for, specimen lesson, to Thomas Bradshaw, I. S.
D.D.M. Frank, Alta.
Listen, wo can save you from $20,00
to $25 on a sewing machine, and give
you the best, "The Standard," the machine that has them all beat, and then
some.    Tho, Trites-Wood Co.
For Rent: A bIx roomed house with
water over sink and toilet inBldo, near
Methodist church, $15 a month, ready
lst Juno.    Apply Walter Huiumble.
For Snlo: A lot 50x132, all clearod,
with n five room house, nicely finished and painted, completely furnished.
To rent or to sell. The Gill boarding houso, containing 14 rooms and a
well established dining custom. Situated on Pollat avonue. Apply at tho
Two.acres of land, 1 3--1 ncros cleared, house 2-1x26 three board, stnblo 14
xl.4 2 storoy, chicken house 14x12 also
throo hoard. Prlco 1050 dollars;
$500 down, balanco In ton'months. Apply to E. Ilnrpor, MoPhoraon avonuo,
Fornio, B, "C. .'
v*-Vv,-   .
Locate the Carpet
and get a $40,00
Carpet For Nothing
ITTHX   tlio last   fuw wi-oka wo di.s-
rnriH-t similar to tlio owe. on
I   nf
display in our window, only in plnco of a tan
color ground, it is on a green ground, otherwise its the same in jo very respect. To the
one who locates and reports tlio finding of this
carpel Iirst to our oflico, we will pveaunt free
uf charge t.h. Vorly Dnllnr ling now on display in onr window.
Th'o offer ie •till o|»«n.  HeWrxer tho fitter, north* %%*« havo
ths !•••» knowUdff* of Ito pr-M-tnt locution
The Crow's Nest Trailing Go,, Ltd,
Men's Suits
Mnster printers rofuso an InoronBo
of $l.r>0 to proBufeodorH, nnd some 00
men quit,
KueduiH' wages at, present oro ?J2 u
wook on plnton prossoB and $16 on
Healed tiuulors Hiiponicrlhcd "Tondor for B-'Nool llulhlliuT in Annex,"
will ho received hy uiiikirBlRnoil up
ir, n.r't •Wliniit.fi-' Aionilnv /Tune 571h.l
lino, for tlio erection nnd completion
of a two roomed school building In
Fornio Annex.
Plans nnd Bpeclflratlonn may bo
Boon nt tho offlco of tho City Clork.
Kach proposal -must ho accompanied hy im nrrpp*f>d olK'Oiio payablo to
thu City of F-l-riili- for a sum equivalent
to 10 per emit of tho nmount of tondor wblfh Hhall bo forfoUpd If tho
party tcnderlm**; dficllno to enter into
conlrnct whin failed upon to do no,
or If ho fall to complete tlio worlc con-
trnetml for. .-;,
Tho lowi'M or Jiny tender not ■ncc-P-*-
H-irllj" arrontod.
Soc. Hchool Hoard.
For Saturday we are opening.,
up a new line of Men's Suits
quality, style, and workmanship
guaranteed and priced to please
you. Come in ancl look them
over. „
Men's Working Shirts,
Men's Extra Special for
Men's Wash Vests   -
For Ladies
Jjjil.vlo White Shirt Waists  fJoo
1.50       " "       "    $1.15
2.00       " »        "      1.55
Special lino Ladies' Porfect Fit-
. ting Corsots for Saturday at 75c
Trites-Wood Co., Ltd.
7    Phone No..49


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