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The Official Organ of District No. IS, U. M, W. of A.
VOL. VI.    NO. 11
LITTLE HOPE FOR
ENTOMBED MINERS
FERNIE, B, C. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1910.
Political Unity is Victory
$1.00 A YEAR
WORKINGS ARE BADLY WRECKED
AND THE RESCUE PARTY ENCOUNTERS GASES.
GLOOM RETURNS AT DUSK
RESCUERS  PENETRATE  MINE TO
WITHIN 900 FEET OF THE IM-
PRISONED   MEN.
should be published some' times during the coming -winter."
Results Hoped For.
The circulation of this-map freely
throughout the business communities
of Canada east and west, and as -well,
in. Great Britain and the United
States should be a distinct advantage,
to the country.
The following as to "a much more
ambitious map enterprize applies to
this: ■„.     ■
"The "comparison being made by the
eye and not by the mind, the point
is not so much that one can, compare the Information ass to different
localities, but one must."
NOT THE RIGHT WAY TO
RESIST  TRUST   RULE
STARKVILLE, Col.. Oct. 10.—Entombed by an explosion in the Stark-
ville mine of the-Colorado Fuel and
Iron company at least 52 men are the
objects of heroic,efforts of rescuers
who worked throughout the day trying to penetrate theablack depths of
the mine In the hope that some or
possibly all the * imprisoned miners
v. might be rescued.
Gloom   Returns.   -
As darkness settled tonight over the
entrance of Starkville mine the hope
that buoyed up the watchers at the
pit mouth throughout. the day that
some of the 50 or more men entombed
there would be found alive grew faint
and gloom,- settled again over tbe
silent crowd. This morning tlie experts at the head of the rescue party
were, confident that some,- walled in
„ by Thursday's night explosion, were
alive. They believed the portable fan
forcing pure air * into" the   workings
■ would keep the men in the extreme
southern part of the mine alive until
they could be reached, but as the day
rescue party stumbled slowly out of
the slope tonight one glance at their
faces told, the watchers that.hope was
almost vaiii.
Badly Wrecked.
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After, a day of hard' work' in the
face of constant peril, the,, rescue
__pa.rt^p_en_etrate(L__the7mine__workings,
nearly 1,200 feet or within 900 feet of
the men imprisoned nearest the main
entrance. Instead of finding the mine
clear of gas and' afterdamp at. this
point, the workings were found badly
■ wrecked arid poisonous gases were encountered. _ The'-leaders,, would" not
consent to' the rescuers going- further
until sufficient fresh air had been
fanned into the mine to insure safety.
It was decided to retreat to the open,
leaving the portable fan going until
the Interior of tho mine was freed of
deadly afterdamp.
By Victor L. Berger.
The farmer, John F. Dletz, who for
years has been defending his claim
to a dam on the Thornapple«river
against the lumber trust with a rifle,
is a remnant of a type of the pioneer
life of the past, when every man was
very much a law to himself and'protected his rights within the boundary
of his homestead.
-' Those days, however; have.gone by
since capitalism -.'has grown to - its
present dimensions and since legislature's pass from a thousand to
twelve hundred laws every year.
Nevertheless, John Dietz-has, been
successfully defending his little cabin
in the back woods for about eight
years, simply by having with' him the
sympathies of his neighbors and thus
being'enabled to prevent anyone from
serving1 warrants upon-him.
But, this "changed after he shot and
badly wounded at the last election a
man nained Horel, who with others
had. knocked him down.
And the lumber trust, and all the
other corporations never sleep in the
northern counties any more than in
other parts of the country.- They saw
to.it that the "right kind" of a man
was elected sheriff—a brute by the
name of Madden.
Madden began his hostilities against
Dietz by swearing in a gang of ruffian's as deputy sheriffs who shot at
three children of Dietz from an. ambush when they went - to - town. At
"the ambuscade Dietz daughter Myra
was dangerously wounded.    She was
IRISH SOCIALIST IS
RELEASED FROM JAIL
DUBLIN, Ireland, Sept. 24.—Jim
Larkin, associate editor and business
manager of the Harp, official organ
of the Socialist party of Ireland, and
a well known trade unionist, who was
railroaded to prison in the early part
if the summer, is to be released from
prison about the first-of October. His
release comes a,s the climax tG enthusiastic and widespread agitation on
thie. part of the Irish labor and Socialist movement. There is,great rejoicing among the workers, especially
in the shipping ports, as Larkin is
one of the ablest and fairest champions of the'working class in this
country.
Larkin's release has been ordered
by the lord lieutenant- of' Ireland, "on
the first of October, prox."*
When sentence was imposed on Larkin it was generally felt that he was
the victim of a miscarriage of justice,*
and that he was suffering for his success in having united the Protestant
and Catholic workers in Belfast.
Jury Packed With Bosses.
In the,minds of those familiar with
the case there was never any doubt
that Larkin would have been Instantly
freed had the jury been made of any
other class of men than .those, that
composed -it. The crown had barred
off the jury all classes of men, except
ship owners, shippers, or persons connected with shipping in some way.
.But the very nakedness and crude-
ness of the jury packing tended to
defeat its own purpose. -Actually no
one in Ireland believed Larkin'guilty,
and when the distorted reports of the
press and the biased summing up of
the judge was taken into account,
with the attempt to insinuate that
Larkin had used the funds for personal purposes (although no such
charge had been made in the indictment), it was felt that he was suffering for his success in uniting warring • religious faction of Belfast
workers, and not for anything done at
Cork;      ■ ---*■
♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
♦ '"■'.'" ♦
♦ TO   THE    ELECTORATE    OF ♦
♦ J FERNIE  CONSTITUENCY.   ♦
Having been duly nominated ♦
at a convention of the Socialist ♦
Party as the candidate to con- ♦
test the bye-election, I'presents
myself and platform to you: ♦
The only plank in the platform ♦
is, if elected, the rule and guide ♦
shall be that if the legislation ♦
advanced be for the benefit of ♦
the working class I support it,' ♦
but if not, I oppose it. ♦
J. W. BENNETT.     ♦
NEW   CEREAL   MAP   OF
MANITOBA, SASKATCHEWAN
AND    ALBERTA
Tbo preliminary edition of the now
cereal map of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alborta, covering the crop
areas for. 1909, Is just Issued by tho
Department of the Interior, Ottawa,
and a similar map Is stated to bo ln
progress showing tho crop areas for
1910.
Tho efforts of tho department havo
been for many years directed to placing settlors on Dominion Lands In
tho west. Tho land available from
existing lines of transportation Is
now, however, rnpldly approaching ox-,
haustlon and a Question of groat,
prosont intorost, and tho Intorost in
which will increase from yoar to year
is "what Is bolng dono with tho
land?" Tho cereal map Is nn offort
to answer this question,
What the Map 8howi.
Tho aim Is to show graphically, and
separately as to each of tho areas
undor the four loading grains In correct proportion to tho wholo area and
to oach othor. ClrcloB In oach township, drawn to scale, glvo at a
gltiTice tho area undor oach grain
and tho colors show tho variety of
grain as follows:
Ro(I~8prmg whoat.
Dark rod—Winter wlioat.
Greon—Ootfl.
Yollow—Dorloy,
niuo—Flnx.
Tho Information haB boon furnlshfld
by tho provincial governments having
been compllod from tho records fur-
nlulled by (he crop correspondents In
onch provlnco.
Elevators,
Tho latost .Information obtainable
his been used to glvo, In addition (o
Uio grain areas, llio total elovator
capacity nt each railway Btatton, each
railway systom having its own color.
This elovator Information    Is    alr.o
hi\X.il   lit     U     tulle   Xt'lilch   bhoillil   111!
foi.ml comploto anil  vnlunblo',
Statistic!,
Tho statistics of grain production
In ouch province for each grain, niul
llCItl    UU'   V.hl iltRi    YvUifikA   l.U«ii.    Xvi
Inn* year, are given In n spoolal tablo;
t lie ho havo been obtainable from tbo
records of tho provincial governments.
A tnblo Is nlso glvon of tho grain
production of -each country In tho
wrld for laBt yenr. Tho figures woro
. . alncil from the International Institute of Agriculture,
Up to Date In Other Roopi-tetu.
All tho usual Informal lon, postof-
flcos, railways, topography, otc, Is up
to dale,
Future Edition*.
Ashland. *
This cowardly and assassin-like
attack has brought .public opinion once
more to. the side of Dietz. The governor of Wisconsin—a man elected by
the lumber,.Interest.— was -besieged
with telegrams asking him to Interfere. - Public sentiment run so high
that he .sent,-the Attorney-General
.lilbert and private secretary Munson
to persuade Dletz to submit to arrest
and stand trial. Dietz is to be assured by the governor of a fair trial
and the best legal talent obtainable,
However,- the old German-American
(who Is of a deeply religious nature)
has evidently lost al] faith in capitalistic justice. And at this-writing lt
Is questionable whether he will surrender. - „
But whether he surrenders or not,
thero can be no doubt that Dletz will
be overpowered. His case Is getting
out of the dim romantic halo of,the
backwoods into the brutal,, prosaic,
legal circle of capitalist civilization.
And tho power of tho written law
of tho state of Wisconsin will bo victorious over tho poor backwoodsman
Dletz with his rlflo.
But morally it will bo a people's
defeat. They not only suffer the
trusts to make unjust laws, but also
furnish thom with unjust tools to
carry out thoso unjust laws.
For tho following Is tho story ln a
nutshell.
This Is a republic whoro tho majority Is supposed to rulo.
Tho majority has so far always
voted for- trust rulo, Thc majority
so far has always voted for Mr. Vilas,
Mr, Woyorhausor, Mr, Stephenson, Mr.
Noal Brown, nnd for the othor grabbers of our tlmbor land and wator ln
this state—whether tlioy bo Republicans or Democrats.
Tho vory county whoro Dletz lives
and whoro Cnmoron Dam, Is situated,
Is named after Sawyor—formerly ono
of tho biggest land and tlmbor ownors ln tho country nnd a "stalwart"
United States senator for Wisconsin.
—*'reiiiion~&m>wea~BOOKS~3trargnt.	
A petition, originating !n the rooms
of the Socialist party of Ireland, was
drawn up, in which the evidence
showing the. use of much of the
money of the Cork .members, together "with vouchers for "the receipt of
same, dated ,and signed by the Dublin"'
officials of the Irish Transport Workers' Union" .acknowledgments by the
strike committee, and other documents
duly sworn to, were appended, were
circulated through'the Irish shipping
ports, and extensively signed by men
and women of all classes, Including
uearly every public elected official or
representative in Dublin and Cork.
Great meetings were held in Dublin
and Belfast, and on Sunday, September 11, n monster demonstration was
held In Liverpool, on St. George's
Plateau, at which speeches were made
by the president oftho Liverpool
Trades Council, James Connolly, P. T.
Dnly and Walter Carpenter, of Dublin, and others, and a resolution unanimously passed requesting Larkin's
release.—N. Y. Call.
MWEWORKER IS
BURNED TO DEATH
Andrew Eachner, a mineworker, at
No. 6 shaft of the Gait'.mines, died
last week from burns' he sustained
in the mine on Monday last.
It appears tliat he went into an unused room in order to get some rails
and ignited gas which had accumulated. He was removed to a hospital, but it-was not thought that his
injuries were §o serious as ,to cause
death.
The-deceased is a German and has
only been working in Lethbridge a
couple of months, coming here from
the Crow.s Nest. - He was about 35
years of age. Little is known about
his relatives other than that he has
a brother or brother-in-law living at
Michel, who has been wired for. It
is not known whether he .was married or single.
Coroner A. E. Humphreys will hold
an inquest on Monday.
SOCIALIST ORGANIZER
HOLDING MEETINGS HERE
Wilfrid Gribble, organizer for t£e
Socialist party of Canada, is holding ■ nightly meetings on the street
addressing large crowds and ^explaining flhe. fundamental causes of pres:
ent day society's, evils and so interested are his many hearers that his
presentation of the "dismal science"
conclusively shows that instead of
"dismal," it is made sufficiently, clear
not. only to attract but to hold the
attention of the passers-by, .As is
usual at such gatherings questions are
called for but as. there is a natural
diffidence on the part of those who
fear ridicule, and as n the Socialist
party realizes the need for thorough
discussion to the end that others may
grasp the full meaning of the matter
presented, it has been considered advisable that those who are really
anxious to have questions asked that
they write them down and hand them
to the speaker so that he may explain them without the necessity of
the questioner's identity being -made
known. After the meeting on the
street is concluded a cordial invitation is extended to any who wish to
attend the gatherings in the'basement
of the Miners' Union hall.
SOCIALISM   IN   SCOTLAND.
TRAGIC .TALES   OF   POVERTY.
Men Steal for Sake of Their Starving
Families. "
DID NOT COUNT THE COST.
UNCOMMON  WANT8.
Curiously worded advortlRcnionts,
which nro funny without tho author's
Intent, nro to bo found ln almost nny
numbor of any nowspapor. Tlio following announcements woro printed
In all good faith in tho advertising
columns ot various English newspapers, and, as a wholo, thoy won a
prlzo offered by a London porodlcal
for tho bost collodion of unconscious
humor,
A lady wants to soil hor plnno, ns
sho Is going away, In a strong Iron
.'..mi-..
Wauled — Experienced nurso for
bottled baby.
Furnished apartment suitable for
gontlomnn with folding doors.
Two sisters wnnt  wit Rhine.
Wanted—A room by two gentlemen
nbout thirty feet long nml twenty feet
broad,
I-oBt—A colllo dog by a man on Saturday answering to Jlm with n brass
collar round hh neck and a muzzle*.
Wanted, by a respectable girl, hor
passage to Now York; willing to toko
caro of children and a good sailor.
Rospectabl.. widow wants wnHhing
on Tuesday.
For 8nle—A pianoforte, tho prop
orty of ft musician whh carved legs.
Tho press has stated that ln the
striko of tho coal miners of Illinois,
tho country is short 20,000,000 tons
of coal, that tho oporators lost $18,-
000,000, and that the minors oxpond-
cd $1,200,000 In striko benefits.' In
summing up tho lossos tho dally press
forgot to montion tho bnttlo of tho
coal minors In thoir gallant struggle
for a mlto of tbnt justlco tbnt Is duo
to labor, and which taught tho conl
barons of Illinois that there Is yet
loft ln tho mlnorn of tho stato ot
Illinois that dauntless spirit thnt retimes to yield obodlonco to conditions
that mako mon nbsoluto slnvos, Tho
coal minors of Illinois In giving bnttlo
to Injustice, did not count tho cost,
but woro dotormlnod to forco tho
haughty exploiter*, to recognize tho
fact that thoro flowed In the volns
of minors warm, red blood that rebelled against, tho despotic mnndntos
of a class whoso hearts nro becoming
callous to ovory sonso of justlco. The
men ot '"<! did not count the cost as
thoy druftod a Declaration of Independence Hint hornldrd to tho world
toh birth of a^ow republic, Tho mon
of '61 did not count tho cost ns t)i*oy
battled for four long yenrs to strangle
chattel slavery to donth and to preserve lho hcrltngo of an ancestry
tlmt built a rofngo on tlw soil of n
now continent for tho down-trodden
Ilravo, onurngaous men, fight Ing fnr
homo and fnmlly and for tho preservation of principles, do not count
tho cost, because tlvey know that a
victory won will bo nn Inheritnncc for
gr-norntlotiB Hint nro yot to como, nnd
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that men who braved want and suffering to leavo tho world bettor thnn
thoy found It, will bo numbered among
tho Immortals.
Tragic ..tales of poverty have been
told in tlie London police courts during the week. . One was. of John
Pa.rdoe, a; Canning Town boilermaker,
"wbor^aft'er being"—employed—for~20"
years by one firm and 12 years by another, found _ himself -without work,
with'a wife null family'to support.
The last all aw came when a furniture
compaiiy./asked .him to "pay arrears
amounting to £_,i7s; Gd. Pardee cut
his throat, and then went to a policeman, who took him to a hospital. The
magistrate remanded him.
The other story, was of Edward Pollard,,-a clerk, also of Canning Town,
who took three blocks of wood from
the street to make a fire for his wife
and child. Pollard has been out of
work since January, and a policeman
who visited his house said that he
found very little food. "I had nothing
to eat since, Thursday," Pollard told
the Magistrate. "On Saturday night a
friend gave me 2%d.,r and I.took the
blocks to boll tho kettle. For days
and days I have been without food,
and weeks and weeks I havo had insufficient food. I had to walk to London hospital and undergo an operation, nnd walk back home without a
bite of food. I havo been to, the
Labour" Exchange and to tho docks,
and cnn get no work." Pollnrd was
bound ovor under tho Probation Act,
ond the magistrate said that tho missionary would help him.
With toars stroomlng down his fnco,
John Hill, a coster, who pleaded
"Guilty" at London Sessions to stealing a crato of bananas ln Klngswny,
mndo a pnthotlc nppenl to avoid being
sont to prison. "Ono of my chlldron,"
ho said, "Is dying, and another at
homo kept crying,'1'Daddy, I wnnt
buppy—I wnnt hnppy' (broad and
buttor). That drove mo to lt. Don't
sent mo to prison. It will kill my
wife If you do, Glvo mo ono mom
chnnco, and I'll novor como horo
again." A detective said that since
Inst released from prison, over 12
months ago, tho prisoner had worked
hard and honestly. Tho wlfo was thin
and emaclatod.'and tho homo wuh a
vory poor ono. Mr. Wallaco, K. C„
bound tho prlsonor ovor, and iib ho
loft tho dock ho exclaimed, "Thnntc
you kindly, sir."
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GRAND THEATER.
Mr. Brown, furrk-r, begs   to   anil Is lnt«nik<i <o Ittoo new edition* I nounc« tbat he will mako up gown***,
each year, nnd, as tn tho case of tho capes, etc.. for ladles out of their own
majority of thc nubllrntlons of tho Dp-
partment of the- Interior, no charge It
made.   Tho   edition   covering   191-0
sklna,
Wanted—A boy to be partly outside
nnd partly Inside tho counter.—Er.
Wo hnvo secured ns nn extra attraction for Saturday nnd Hundny
evenings the Klgln National Trophy
Road Ilflce. The pictures of this race
nro roncpilwl to bo tho bost over
taken ot An auto raco. At a private
exhibition of I*-*-**- z'otnrce.. the participants of <ho race got on their
choirs nm* '•"*■*■ applauded tho ro-
proMf* '»   RM'Atott of nil
rnc
PROF.  W. W.  WEAVER.
This gontlomnn, who Is no ntinngi-r
to l-Y-rnlo, will conduct w.-rvlco of
hoiik in Knox i'ii<Hb>tnrl«ii church beginning next Sundny evening, October
Ifi, anil for ten dnyH thereafter,
Dr. Patterson, formerly of Cook's
rhnrch, Toronto, where ho was known
an "The Workingman'* Friend." is
rrrngnlrotl ns one of the ablest pulpit
ora'ors of tho day. 'will hato -rhnrg"
of tho oral «ervir>-* and Professor
Wt-ftver tlio musical portion.
By J. Bruce Glasier,
.LONDON, Aug. 5.—On the lops of
Ben Lomond,, Ben-y,Hone, Ben Cleugh,
Demyat, Benachie,!and half a dozen
other peaks in Scotland proclamations
of the social revolution were deposited in the cairns over 20 years ago.
The documents are now doubtless
crumbled and washed' away.
In those early days of the Socialist
agitation, Scotland promised to outpace England in the advancement of
the movement. A glance at the files
of the "Commonweal" for the years
1886 to 1889 will show that' at that
time outside the. London- area "more
Socialist League meetings were being
held north of the Twieed than south
of it. Scotland has been, however, in
later years, outstripped by the movement in England—especially in- Lan-
"cashire;—Yorkshire!—^Durham.—^aud-
South" Wales, where trade unionism is'
strong. . Only two of the -40 labor
members of parliament' represent
Scottish constituencies.
Nevertheless, "the land of Bruce
and Wallace wight," and pf-Knox and
Burns, is not l^ft lagging far behind,
despiite the still stubborn predilections
of Scotsmen "for {neology, peat-reek
whisky, and deductive philosophy
(vide Buckle), and "above all their
backwardness In, trade unionism, which
tells heavily against political organization on working class-conscious lines.
Thc intellectual interest in the subject of Socialism Is, perhaps, keener
there than in any other part of the
kingdom; the numbor of sympathizers
and "almost persuaded" is legion; but
the lack of habits of social cohesion
outside of fnmlly groups and personal
acquaintances (that which Is termed
"clannlshness") renders difficult tlio
growth of branch membership and
the deliverance of an effective vote
at the polls,
Tho energy with which Socialist
propaganda has been carried on In
Glnsgow nnd the Clyde district for
mnny years Is widely >,known—tho
numerous parliamentary and municipal contests in that region havo published tho fact to the world. Less Is
heard about tho Socialist rigltntion
In the east and north of Scotland,
though In Edlnburg the movement hnd
tho start of Glasgow by a fow months,
and possessed at tho outset tho splendid support of Andreas Scheu, the
Hov, Dr. Classe, Loo Mclllt, and
other distinguished comrades, and for
a yoar or two fnr excelled Glasgow
in Its propnganda enterprise.
In Glasgow our first organization
wns a branch of tho Soclnl Democratic
Federation, formed by Jnmes Mavor,
now professor of political economy In
Toronto; W. J. Nalrno, mysolf nnd n
fow othors, A fow months lntor a
split took placo in tho Federation In
London. Morris ,Dax, Eleanor Marx,
Ilnnnor nnd others seceded from tho
federation, and formed the Socialist
Lenguo; Hyndman, Hnrrows, John
Burns, Champion nnd others stuck to
tlio S. U 1\ Mnvor, mysolf and hnlf
of the Glasgow branch seceded also
from lho 8, D. I<\, and formed a Glnsgow brnnch of tho loaguo. In Kdln-
burg tho first Soelnllst organization
horo tho imuii> of tho Scottish Land
and Lnbor League, and wns nfflllntf-d
to tho 8. 1). F., but. It transferred Uh
affiliation to tho tongue ns soon ns tho
split took plan*,
Soon nftoi'wnnlH branches   of   tho
Scottish Lnnd and Labor league wen!
widely nipi'oa«l fn tho oust of Scotland,
from Hnwirk   to    Dundee, iuul irmiii
l)itn.l..iUi„;   Ui   AibtiuD..     T..r   /!.'■•.'.
branch  in  Abenlei'ii   watt  formed   In
Octobor, 1887, with James Lenthnm iih!
Its secretary, who for mnny yenrH was
the loading proimgandist north of tin*
OninipinnH,
Tlicso bi-glwilngB of Hie HoclftllHt
ngltatlon In Scotland worn ri'cnlled to
my mind n week ngo, wlion a flying
vlHlt lo the oiiHt. and north of Scotland
afforded mo nn opportunity of hciui-
ning nfroBh some of tho sci-nos of our
pfuller propnganda oscnpinU'H. A tow
jotnng of my Impressions on th<- jmir-
m-y may, porhaps, provo Intf-rextlng lo
hoim- ot tim youiiK'-r nml dl-lt-i mt'iu-
Ikth nf tlm I. i,. I». If only by way
of showing how Rrr-at hns been Dw
incr-^nso In tbo public Influonco of the
Soelnllst ngltutlon, tn comparison with
tbe small inrr-r-as---- In tho memb-i-shlp
of thn Sorlnllst bodies.
My tour comprised a wooir in Kdln-
burg and tho neighboring mining din-
irl.'ls nml n wet-k nmong tbo northern
branches   at   Aberdeen,   Fraserburf,
Peterhead and Inverness.
In Edinburg, as elsewnere on my
journey, I found the I. L. P. holding
almost undisputed possession of the
Socialist field. No other Socialist organizations appears to possess ■ the
least influence on the public mind, or
on the politics of Scotland. -■• In saying this I do not wish to convey the
impression that the I. L. P. either in
Edinburg or in other Scottish towns,
is uniformly in a thriving condition,
or that it displays the public energy
which it might do. There is a tendency on the part of a fringe of members in certain branches to devote
mone ability to criticizing the defects,
real or imagined ,of the Labor Party
in parliament, and to the discussing
of the theories of religion and morals,
than to engaging in rousing Socialist
propaganda at their own doors.
The Edinburg Central Branch is now
housed In first-rate quarters on
George IV Bridge. The above remarks
are not without,application to lt, and
I hope that the members concerned
will "tak' a thocht and mend." . The
Northern branch has established a fine
Sunday morning pitch -in Inverleith
'Park. I had the honor of, inaugurating the new folding platform of the
branch, and was pleasantly surprised
to see quite a large audience gather
round us under the trees, notwithstanding the fact that in Scotland 11
o'clock on Sunday morning is'regarded as an unearthly hour for respectable citizens to be abroad, unless
when churchward bent: ■ The evening
meeting, under the auspices of the
Central branch, was "held on National
Gallery, fronting Princess street, the
most picturesque thoroughfare in the
kingdom. The glow of the setting sun
formed a great halo round the grey old
Castle Rock, and just a spark of
patriotic feeling fired my invocation
to Socialism for the regeneration of
Scotland.
Many long years have gone since I
took part in the first Socialist meetings held on the Mound. Poor Hughie
MacKenzie was with us then. He
died a few years later. I remember
his last grasp of my hand at our
May-day demonstration on the meadows, when he gasped from the rem-'
nant of his worn-out. lungs: "I'll no
live to see--another May day; but,
man, I'm glad to have lived  to see
..l,£,_.t_n._V,nnMn_r,..(.A/,:Ai:n«__l..,«l.— _ —
"tne-ii. o.-Mctuiio-u*.— to-_,\.ia__a_i_—_. ..fiiu-iu
shine on auld Edinburg town!" And
brave Alex. Dickinson, who fell
stricken with consumption also, was
with us then ,and old Mr. Beaumont,
and many more who are gone.
• Socialism- wac recokned a "queer out
of the way idea" in those days, and
Socialists wero mostly regarded as
"long-haired, foreign-looking chaps, wi'
a big bee in their bonnets." There
was then no talk about the "Socialist
Peril." The trade unions wero implacably opposed, not only to Socialism, but to labor representation, and
there wns not a single purely labor,
not to speak of Socialist, representative sitting In parliament or any other
public body in the country. A change,
a startling chango, surely, has taken
placo since then. Could our comrades who are gone see what has been
accomplished (and one would like to
th'lnk they can!) they would not, I
feel suro, take sides with thoso who
havo no gratitude to express for tho
triumph thnt hns been won, but only
hacking criticism against those whoso
toll and' battle hnve carried tho day.
It Is so easy to discourse from drawing-room windows about Socialist policies to tho mon in the barricados.. It
is so onsy to point with fountain pons
the straight rond to Socialism! It Ih
onsy for tho lookor-ou to tell tho
players how to scoro gonls! I
It was In Edinburg, In tho house of
the Uov, Dr, Glnsso that I flrHt mut
Kolr Hnrdlo. A distinguished French
comrade, who was present, declnred
thnt nothing but a clasu war, fought
sword and flro—"nothing but a soa of
blood boiween the rich nnd poor"--
wou.d securo tho triumph ot Socialism. Hnrdlo protcntod stern ngnlnsi"
thin dictum. A fow years lntor nnd
oik I'lench comrndo, a man of ability,
our French comrndo, a man of ability,
boenmo a Soelnllst deputy In tho National Assembly, but was expelled
from Dw Socialist, pnrty shortly nftor-
words for compromising with tbo government, pnrty ,and Is now retired from
polltlcnl ngltutlon, Hnrdlo Iiiih boon
ton times longor a parliamentary rop-
rosoiitntivo llinn wnn our French comrndo, mid bo Is mill foremost In llm
frriy. History Ih Htrown wltb rmitrnsl-
Ing curt'ors of llils kind.
PICKETING AGAIN
AT SPRINGHILL
EIGHT OF STRIKE  LEADERS  ARE
ARRESTED—BOTH   SIDES  ARE
CONFIDENT OF VICTORY.
AN ORGANIZER IS ON HAND
AN'  ELDER     OF     PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH IS ONE OF NUMBER
„   ARRESTED.
HALIFAX, Oct. 10.—The troubled,
mining center of Springhiil had un-
looked for excitement during tbe past
week. Following an injunction granted by Judge Drysdale which virtually
stopped picketing, a period ot lethargy
set in. Men came to Springhiil and
found employment with the company
without interference by strikers. Last
week the scene changed.
Organizer Arrives.
James B, McLennan, provincial organizer of the U. M. W. from Glace
Bay, arrived in Springhiil early in tbe .
week.    A mass  meeting of strikers
was held behind closed doors and the
morning following picket duty of an
aggressive, although passive character,
was  resumed  in  greater  force than
ever before:    Those  of    the    strikebreakers who did not live behind pal-
lisades   had   to   run   the   gauntlet  of
from 300 to GOO men.   The company
acted quickly and had warrants issued
for'eight'of the principal  U.  M. W.
leaders.    The men arrested were:  J.
D. McLennan, provincial organizer;' ,T.
B. Moss, of the Nova Scotia executive;
A.  C.  Bonnyman.  president    of    the
local  lodge;   Emil  McChelson, Lionel
DeBar, Richard Richards, W. A. Matrix and David Colwell.   The last men-,
tioned is an elder o£ the Presbyterian
church and one of the most highly respected' persons   in   Springhiil.    The
trial.was called for Saturday afternoon u,efore Magistrate Ross, but before any evidence was taken adjournment was made until next Saturday at
10 o'clock.
- , Both Si^.'s-^Firm.
Mr. Moss expresseJ the view that
the men would ultimately win out,
that the mines could not be successfully oporated by the class of labor
employed, that the longer the company operated under existing conditions the more money it would lose,
Against this statement of Mr. Moss
must bo put tho fact that the company is steadily increasing Its coal
output, has about as many men employed as It desires and while some
of them are far from desirable citizens many aro from Glace Bay and
other, Capo Breton collieries and are
experienced miners. Tliere Is no, sign
of yielding on either side.
ANOTHER PANIC.
MEETING  OF JOINT COMMITTEE.
Tho rogulii" quarterly mot ting of
lho Joint Commit toi. of lho WohIo.u
Coal Oporntors' association and District 111. V. M. W. uf A„ wiih hold nt
HoHwer  on  TnoHdny,  tbo   I Iih  ins*.
Tlio operators wore ropr. Honied by
MoeHifl, Lowls Stockett, chairman;
u. l_ ri, Wiuii'MHluH mid Ij, Wib'.ii;
JO.-1 j J,! ."■ J',*' W. 11. . .- i,!!, I'.';.
?,' ibb« find A   .1, f'firter, nr-erctnry.
Tbo biisliioHs brought befom tho
meeting wiih cxiooillngly light, in
fact, thoro being only   one   em,<, n
Tho press Is beginning to foreshadow another panic.
Tho railroads last yoar placed ordors for 300,000 tons of rails during
the first two weekH of September, but
this yoar, In common with other con-
sumors, tliey are showing a disposition
to hold oft nnd placo as fow contracts
as possible.
Tbo statement of unfilled" orders
tonnngo issued Saturday as of August
31st showed that the businoss ,of
August cnmo In at a rate a littlo less
than GO per cent cnpnclty,,.nnd tho
business up to this tlmo (IiIh month
Ih Hnld not to bo In oxcoss of that
porcontngo. Thercforo, hoiiio of tho
lending iiiithoritlos nro now willing
to admit that It lookn as though the
activity of tho Hteol mills will before
long be .showing a materlnl roductlon
from the present rate, which is about
70 |v*r cont of rapacity. Within n
week thorn Iiiih boon n moderate fulling off In llio output,
The lent her industry Ih iiIho In nn
unooi'Kiiu ooiiillilon, in Its official
orgnn llio editor koch on tn sny:
"At tho risk nf being classed n
pcHHlmlst I would HtiggoHt to our renders thnt right now In tho midst of
whii! Ib undoubtedly a iiioh! prosperous hohkoii for our craft, wo Hhould
tnko a littlo ni-i'ount of whnt wo nro
llitblo to bo w|* nga'.iihl lu llio iii-iir
future. Although nil clnHSOH of but'!-
iiohh Hoom to bo enjoying a sluiro of
gonornl prosperity, ibnni Is undoubtedly KOiiii'lbing In Ibe offing thnl In-
'United nn early end to those pW-uHiint
loinlltloiiH, We probably do not have
ahead of u» a panic hu. h iih wo wont
lliiuui'li n roiiple ot yi-uiK ago, but
ul;!..;.,1 !...';,., :.!-.'e i.i ..v..-!.'.:. ii!_j ._
. catitliui for tin- futuro nhnuld be put
out, thoro Ih iiiiilriiibiodly something In
the nlr which iudlciitcH a tlghtonliig
up of conditions and we Hhould pro-
clnlm m-'filiiHt tlw U'eht ('iinndinii Cnl-i-nm-. riiir.-wlv.-f to tm-oi Hinse i-hiincei!
llerli-H, Lid., tm* wrmigtul uihiiiihh.-iI on
behalf of .1. Ponton, working nt tbo
IV.-llovuo mliics, Messrs. WbltCKliloH
nnd J'oucll were instructed to further
liivoHllgnto ns curly iih poKflble. nml
ndjiiHt tho nintter,
DISTRICT   UOAHD   MEETING,
Thli   -.-.Ultlti-ll)    lie ilii.-4   nf   i.1.1*   I H--»
rrk't Kxerutlve Honrd wus held In
.•Vrnle on ftnturdny In«t. ■>' which
PlTHiilent W. H. I'owt'll, Vlie ITchI-
dent Stubbs, Si'i-retaryTn-in-un'r A. .T.
Carter, and Hoard Members J. K.
Smith, Conl Croek: J. O. .limes. IMI-
cr-PHi; nnd .1. I.nrsnn. I.ethnr.._..e, were
present. Hoard member II. Vox was
unavoidably not able to intend,
eonillllotiH In as noml hlmpo nn pus-
slblo,"
The froiiupiicy of punles will bo In
propoillon io linprovi tnont lu the machinery of prodiirtion, i.
Tbo fnHter tbo worker proilun-H the
sooner will bo bo thrown out on the
I sil eel,
j    I'iiIohh we obtain collective owner-
7.1,ip of lie-  lilillinUlt -. lln-i'e  V.III l,e lt'*<
j |K)hsi|) Illy   for   moro   ihiiii    a    iota-
I imr.'itively  smitll  portion of the  rnre
io Ntirvlv-r-.--nii.-nno Dally SoclnllKt.
W. It. MclloiiKnll, tbo shoe man. Im
now in the Johnlion-K.ileonor block,
mid is heller proji-.n*M. limn nwr io
servo bis many cut-tomnrs In anything
tbey may rotjulre In lenflior goods.
<,*
:■;>*
V ^i'VV) k ^X\0
PAGE TWO
THE DISTRICT LEDGER', FERNIE, B. 0., OCTOBER 15, 1910.
TWENTY-FIVE
ENTOMBED
THEY    HAVE   BEEN    IMPRISONED,
'.DESF-ITE RESCUERS' EFFORTS,
SINCE SATURDAY
NIGHT.
Dust Caused Explosion
LATTER   WAS   FELT   FOR   RADIUS
OF   SEVEN   MILES—POISON-
,   OUS   GASES   FILL  -
MINE.
STAKKY11.L1-7 Col.. 0?i. 10.-- Al
least ."2 men are eitiombod in the
SinniHe mine of lhe t'olorado Fuel
and Iron .'ot.i]**n-y, while In Uie approaches to Iho mino, hundreds of
thoir l'ellov.--, witli tivy-^.Mi lulmets,
rotary fnns,^ p'clw and shovel:-., arc
si.-iviti-.-* todny lo keep Ihe dirt away
ani! draw off the .poisonous gasi-s wiih
wliich it'is partly filled.
Tlio men have''boon imprisoned and
ihe lesf-uing pany miled since 10:"30
o'clock Sann-day niftht, \vb<_n au explosion, probably caused by'coal dust,
shook " tlio earth Cor- a rad'us of
soven miles, besides the main cn-
tra'nee to the mi no, and sealed the
toilers within it.
Pc;;uiyo of the i.imrrous ramifications cf tlio mine and Us mum.-..(ions
wiih oilu-r iniu*.' worlv'iigs, ii -'*** hoped
that at lc:".si half of .llu- men have
l)c-.-!i rescued. An -attempt, porbably.
will ho made to op-:n up tlie passages.
Pacific northwest. Already they have
landed a contract for 5,000 barrels
of fuel oii a day with the Great
Northern railway, and the missionary
work has scarcely begun. They are
building enormous amounts of storage,
both to convince hesitating coal consumers of the permanency of the
liquid fuel supply above ground and
to take care of the ''surplus production
unable to find an outlet."
With  the  experiences  of  the  past
summer  fresh  in  memory the  agitation for a fuel whereby the disastrous
tires attributed to sparks from coal-
using locomotives  may    be    averted
the use of oil-burning locomotives is
receiving  strong  advocacy   from   the
general  public and more particularly,
by    the   large    lumber    corporations
whose losses  are  practically  incalculable.    The only strenuous opposition
to  this  change  may  be  expected  to
come from some of the, railroads because of the expense entailed in the
remodeling of Iheir motive power and
consequent   hesitation   to   effect   the
change except, by the slower process
of elimination, as ihe locomotives go
out  of commission  and  are  replaced
by   the    more    economical   and  less j
dangerous steam produc.r—fuel oil—
rather than by a sudden transformation   whicli .would   spell   di&orgaiiiza-
lion.    Tlu'ie  aro the  coal  companies
al--o 'ia ho counted with as they willi
naturally  be \ory materially afi'ocu-d j
horausi-   of   ihe   imperative   necessity j
of looking for .additional contracts for;
thoir commodity in  the event of the |
use    of    oil    docrcasing present  do-;
mands.
Official Ballot
Election of Officers
Dist. No. 18   •
For President
POWELL, W. B.
^HARRINGTON, J. D.
Coleman
Fernie
□
45 Steam-Heated  Rooms
The Finest Hotel in East Kootenay
For Vice President
STUBBS, CLEM
TUPPER, J. A.
Bellevue
Hosmer
□
n
PAID-UP  CAPITAL,  $10,000,000.
MAC LEGD  TAKES   PRIZES.
THE   NEW   LIQUOR   LICENSE  ACT.
-Not   a
.Si'OKANi-j, Wash., Oct. ...—Maeleod
s-voeiis ilio small Brain premiums and
Cardston    lhe  'forage crop.    Maeleod
wins  in   winter  wheat first and  sec-1
ond;   barley   f.rst   and   second;   oais]
first;  shoal* spring wheat, first; sheaf |
oats, second;  potatoes, second;  coun-j
ty    display     threshed     grain,    first.
Arthur   Perry,  of  Cardston,  wins  thoj
shear winter 'wheat, second*.;  timothy, j
sei ond; ' native  .-.raws,    first;    brome I
EVANS, ROBERT Frank
For Secretary-Treasurer
CARTER, A. j.
Michel
For International Board Member
! crass, first; sheaf oats, first; best in-■
Victoria,    li.    C,    Oct.    •!.—Not   a, divUlu.ll   (\-^yy    of    passes,   first;!
week has passed sine- the now liquor jbest   iiUiividUill   uisplav   of   -.rain   by,
li.-enso aci became operative that has | t.ll.mci.Si   nn,u    Cardston    wins    tbe |
more   prosecutions ■ lrol,))y i0l. lllc bcy(, display of .grasses !
and    cultivated    forage    crops. ' Tho'
GARNER, CHAS.
Michel
not   soon ' ono   ov
successfully  carried   through—usually j
under    new     provisions  designed   to \
-egulate   both     tlio    "sale"   and   thej
'.use" Of intoxicants.    This is a step j
in advance of other legislation on the |
subject, in  force in Canada. j
Al Prince Rupert, where for a time j
•-'■blind   pigs"   flourished    and    waxed'
fat,   fines   havo   been   placed   ass-rc-*-,
gating  between   $8,000    and    $10,000, i
while   in   several* cases   it  has   hoon |
made so exceedingly warm  for mule- j«
sirnbles in  the trade that they * have j
fled the country.   At Sheep Creel-: an |
application for license was poromplor- •
ny eanceiioTi "fmci-n-Thre—tTfi^St)0~i'm=TtF
posed  for  illicit   Belling at  an  ostah-1
llshed hotel.    In \-Camloops a fine ofi
so crops,
whole exhibition is not up lo, .last;
■year's, seems to bo due to the dry j
season. , . "       i
■&■&<&■<&<$> -m* <fr & ■& & &\
P*or District fioard Member
Sub-District No. 4
-> ELKO   NOTES.
->    ° ,
«Qt-<fp<!!r<£r*$><ep'&--&-i
By Fred Roo.
Tomorrow's a -"myth.
Today  is a  fact.;
Got busy forthwith
oi   LEES, WILLIAM
____!.'
o <•$■ o-i
Bankhead
MJWMXn 1 _____-:
?3'!0 has,beon imposed upon a wo 1- ^ ^^ ,.]l(, _M|. .m{] Mrs_ Slleri.
known hotel man for soll.ng dnnk to (1 ' left Rlko, Tuesdav morning fo,
an intoxicated person  ;tind onl burs-   ,,_•   s    kiine  fah,      jU,    iliul    jlrs
day last at Nolson, one man was
■■ fined $100 and'tosts by Police Mngis-;
tra to Jrvluc for having supplied a
minor with a glass of liquor, this being the first prosecution of the kind
under tho new law.
fn Fort George, wlfere conditions
are largely analogous* to those prevailing at Prince Rupert in the formative period of that city's growth,
word came a fortnight, ago that
"blind piggeries" wore doing a thriving trade. In loss than 21 hours aflor
tlio receipt- of this report,, Superintendent Jlussoy had Constable Anderson ol" QuosiK'l on route lo the scene.
And as n coiisequiMico of this officer's
activity, within throo days of his arrival al. South Port (ieorge, two men
bad been apprehended on the charge
of illicit, liquor selling, arraigned .before Justices Cowlo and Uoiichicr,
convicted and sentenced In ench oiise
to one year's Imprisonment, the son-
tenons bolng, however, suspended for
two weeks In which the offender?*
'might excrclfio the option of loaviiu**,
.   the dlsi riot and province.
These  oxnniylcH  from   tbo  records
of the manner lu  which  the law  is
serve    to     convince
prejudiced   opponontn
Mr,    llowsor mount,
hn  said  In  declining
Is   mndo   to   be   en-
forced and will be enforced,"
Kditor.—The nbovo coiiiniunlciiiloii
Is very InloroKiljig rending. There is
or;n font uro lo wliich wn wish to call
iittenllon Insofar as It. effects Ibis
elly, and thai hUliat Interdicted ludl-
vhlu.il.-i do' noi have In.siiponible difficulty to get  liquor,
One of lIioho on Hie list wiih Ibe
viel Ini of ll creel Julie while he wiik
In n hI nie' of di*-iiil«*n siii-ior ihnl
caused hlm to bo nu luniiilo of the
lio.ipll.il, Wbo will fool Mm bill? It
ought io In- clmn.'i'd ukiiIiikI Ibrwe
who nti|ipll.'(l  Ih.n  llqwor.
OIL.   VS.  COAL.
being enforced
even tlio most
Mint Honorable
precisely what
thai.   "MiIh   lnw
I'nder tin' tapilnii of "A I .on.. Inlo
ib,' !*'*.itnic," lbe 17Saiiiiila;,* l-.u-uiiii.
|»i.s!i   of  i-t jiti-mlii-:*' th.-   :,;nh,  liu-i  a
fi-I.V        iill i-l'i'hl iltli       tU'tlflt'       I'lllllllifl
"Hlrildm; oil" Item llio pen of Waller
V, Woi-hll.o, of which Mm follow I in.
Is an i-xiriict;
"'I'lp' itiiowy niul Ilie utiloii ari'
I'l'iiii-iini', tbelr effort*, upon MiIh hit-
ii-r i iii.iv t-, winning iiiiui ipally in  .noi
Act, man, act.
Ir.  and  Mrs.  Kloiiginsm'.th of the
3i*i-
for
Spol-
Hertz   and   son   loft,   Wednesday   fo,r
Victoria and othor coast towns.
C. J. Lewis, game warden, bi'ou.rol,
home a fine sheep head and left,
Sunday night I'or tlie head .waters of
Klk river, Orders for sheep heads
will be received by thc .writer. It's
for cheaper this way than paying $100
license.
Mrs. J. Kelleher made a flying \lslt
to Kernio this week.
tl. W. Out I oil's moving picture show
played lo sianding room in Klko
Thursday nlghl. Tho show .was good
nnd it was the biggest crowd that had
mi ended a show in a long (.line.
Dan O'Noll, walking boss for* M.
iWdnnoys Crc/w's Nesf, spent Hie week
end In Klko with his many friends,
Dan Is one of Ibe old-timers and (mine
over the range on the puck trail;
Mr. Rliuioy, merchant tailor, opened
up an establishment in Klko recently,
l-'rnnk' Ingham was down from llos-
inor IiihI. Sunday and visited bis pur-
outs out at Shoot) Mountain. Frank
snld li would freeze nn iceburg. in
liosiner when be left., but thanked
find llioy bad lots of good conl In
sight.
Meorge Mlllott, ,tlio gonial host, of
the Hotel Columbia, Hold onl lo Mr.
Thompson, lute of Conl Crook nnd
fllnsgow, nenr Leeds, Mr. Mlllott and
family will reside in Mielr private
residence on College iivenuo for the
winter.
,Ilin Hill, nfi"Hull-headed luck fiiino"
said at Mio fruit fair on Tobacco
IMiiIiih liiHt. week thai limn* were ton
fow people on fin tn-.. Mint's why the
price of food Is going up, and .1 Im
TblHtlebonk, tin' Klko philosopher, lolls
uh I hero Ik such u gosh darned rush
buck to Ibe _ oil that's why the. price
of land Is going up, mid the way we
hnvo it id*.i-i| up, there Ik nbout 10
ouiiHiiin. is to one producer, Mint's why
everything In I'.olng up,
(Julio ii number of Klkolles drove
down io Wnldo Friday night lo Mm
! diiini' gUoit by the lime. .--'iiM.nlonii
i Lumber coinpiiny, The Wnldo hull i,s
! Mm boni hull lu lho dlHtrlcl and the
I p< epic aie i"Mil i'i'l". iii'u* ru nnd
! iiiiil;" Ibi-li- vhilioi-K l'i-i'l as hnppy iih
j ,'m/i!m Ihlng imvi door to a llu can
J l'un nry.
L ,.!. I'.roiiil'.vi.od, the big g.ium
li mil •■r. eniim lu from llm Wiinloriiiere
country mul b-M for KooIciihih- Moiiii-
niln, sum li fork of| F,lli river.
iv,    Ollil l,"l ,    II.     I ll'      t ',     I  .     It.     I.,.,.>.
' .     ■ Sub-District No. 3
_M.cNAB,7DONALD .    Lethbridge   •     i_l
Sub-District No. 2
„   «  •
GRAHAM, WILLIAM Coleman*
JONES,  J. O.
Hillcrest
□
□
Hot and Cold Baths
TKe King Edward
Fernie's   Leading   Commercial  Hotel
J. L.   GATES, Prop.
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C. V. O., L.  L. D., D. C. L., PRESIDENT.
.  ALEXANDER  LAIRD, GENERAL   MANAGER.
RESERVE  FUND, $6,000,000
SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT
Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits of $1 and
, upwards in this Department. Careful attention is given to
every account."  Small deposits are*welcomed.
Accounts may be.opened in the names of two or more persons,
withdrawals to be made by any one of them or by the survivor. Full and clear written instructions as to who is to
make tlie withdrawals should always be given" to the Bank
when opening* accounts of this nature.    ,
FERNIE   BRANCH - ; L.   A.  S.   DACK, . Manager.-
■   HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO
Capital Authorised* $10,000,000.00. .Capital. Subscribed  .... $5,575,000
Capital  Paid  Up   ...'.. .$5,330,000.00    Reserve  Fund      $5,330,000
D. R. WILKIE, President HON. ROBT JAFFRAY, Vit-,e-Pres_
BRANCHES   IN    BRITISH  COLUMBIA
Arrowhead, Cranbrook,  Fernie, Golden, Kamloops, Michel, Moyie, Nelson,
0      Revelstoke, Vancouver and Victoria.
SAVINGS DEPARTMENT
,- Interest allowed on deposits at current rate from date of deposit.
FERNIE BRANCH •    GEO. I. B. BELL, Manager
Lumber,   Lath, ShsngSes,   Sash,  Doors
Sub-District No. 1
SMITH, J. E.
tt
McLEAN/M. D.
ii
KRIKEWSKY, A.
Fernie
□
Michel
D
Corbin
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Department, pubsoiI  through  Elko  to
Ibe two-liimilled puiii])kin country,
Inp; windows to pnlntliiK In oil.
J. Miller, ninuugcr of P. Hums company, wns In 101 ko' tills week buy Ihr
up Kobbloi'H I'or TliniikHKlvlng.
Keep your eye on tbis nolunin next
wnfk, wo uro going out fishing.
MINERS   ENTOMBED,
Over One Hundred Believed to Hnve
I'eriahed  In  Mexico,
What Ails You?
!>(» )■<*» hit "(iik, lirt-il, (Ic.-.poiiik-ii., lmvo frequent licnib
nolies, couic-il ton-iiic, hillcr or Iuul luslo in mornin)!,
"bcttrt-biini," l-vlcliinit of -i-h, nciil risin*!. in llironl nlicr
eatiiifl, -itoinucli ^itiiiv or burn, (mil lirentli, (liz/.y dpclU,
poor or vurliiblb- mppclite, iuiiim-u ut timc« nnd kindred
•yitiptoniK 'r
If you have any onnil-lernble number of (lie
above fty.M|>t->im ynu ure Milfcrinit from bilimu-
nert-i, Inrpbl liver willi inillftemlon, nr ilyupcpiln.
Dr. I'Irrcr'* (tnlilrn Mcilicul Din-ovrry In matin
up «f flic nioM vnlunble -nirilicinnl principle*
Itnowii to jiieiUt-ol Kcferu-e Inr tbo permanent
cure of Mich nbnormal conililii.n*. It li a mmt
rlficlenl livrr invl-Jornlor. -donincb tonic, linwel
regulator und nerve Mrerttiluner,
TTie "Golden Medical Di*covery"u not a patent medicine or tei-ret nc-ttrunt.
» full llf*if of Us 'infjoilimts hr'wf, prinr^rf nn It* bofflr-wrapprr and attralrd
under oath, A illunce at tbcte will ibow that it contain* no nlcnbul, w barm*
(ul bahit.f<irmin<! itriitx. It in a fluid catraet made wiib pure, Iriple.refined
fiyetr'ine, ul proper alreniffh, from the root* ol native American medical,
fore-it plant*.    World'* Hit penury Medical Aaioeietion, Prop*., HuCfalo, N, V.
' KAfil.K I'ASS, Towih, Of!. _!.—Oiip
liuiulri.Ml and fifty mlnorn, poKnllily
more, iiro ciiloiubfil iuul bellovf-d io
ho iloml In mlno 2 ut. Piilnu, Mexico,
lii tlio Las I'.'kiiciuhziih uiIiiImk diHtrlfi,
opciiiloil    by    tho    Nuilnnnl  rnllwny
Illll-H   llf    Ml'X'.l'O,   IIH    11    I'OKIllI   ^if   two
I'xplOHloiiH, prosuinnbly Ih-ciiiiki' of nu
lU'f'Uiiiiiliitlon of kiih, yi-Hiorduj',
Thi' nii'ii ciiioinlu'il arc inomly mi-
liv mill .liipiiiH-Hf nilnoi'H, iillboiii;h
tin*  nninlii'i'  lin-lMili'H   Hovnnil   Aincrl-
j I'llllH.
i    Ai  iho llnu- of llu- firm PNpUiHbin,
I iln.' I'liiiii.' niiUil    hliin,   i-.-.ii nut nl ai
I I'riuii   ITiii to 'Mt) iiii-u,  \viir nt   work,
|i)f  tbi.-ho  uniu1  Iuul   ri-ai'lii'il   llio  mir-
j tiii-i1 iii ii Into hour .vi-mor-lny, nml In
I nil  probiibllily mc ib'inl.
|    Tbi-    fii'coiiil     I'.-ipliiMlon    ocriirn-il
jiilmrily aiii-r    a    rortuuo parly, com-
I iiohoiI  larui-l.v  of  Ami'iiiiiini,  Iuul  ilo-
| Hci-iiib'il.    TbiH   iln-y   won;   Killrd   m
iiiiniKJi-   i-i*,i.i*,,     iiu-ti *...,   ,i,i-i.i..,i
lion   iiii-ImiI   bi.ii-   -o   fnr   ba:;   In eu
ini-itKn-.    Oiiiiliilly no Ktaiomi-iit  Iiiih
bi-i-n  niiiib- oilier tbnii  that   tho ills-
iisli'i' "wiih very hi-i'Ious" nml that  a
Mi'-i'l-il     trnln     -,-iiii     ubvK'i-liius  nud
iiiir.-oh  hli   Dili/;  for  Uio nn no,
SCHOOL TEACHERS  UNION.
by any oilier name would smell as
sweet." Simply because the occupation does noi necessitate the Hnmo
iimount of physical onorgy as some of
llio othor fomalo workers llio differentiation is one of kind iuul not of
principle, .'.very iiiillvldunl who performs useful labor Is a member of
tbo working class dosplle any hallucinations tlioy mny bold to tho contrary.
The lone-hern of tbo easlern prov-
luces bnih male and fomalo woro
miserably paid until thoy decided upon
oolleotlvo bargaining nud their oxporlonco Hhould Horvo as n guldo to
oihi'i'H tliut. In unity there Is strength,
DISSOLUTION   OP   PARTNERSHIP.
Affording >o it r'-purt from Van-
iiiiivir Mm ivnun'ii n-iu-hom *n tin*
public si-boolx inii-nil lo organlzi'.
One of Mio principal «-!iiihi-_ M.-mmiK-il
inr thU nctlon in tbnt thi-y fl.'ilni Hint
tii'-y Mbimlil ui- imni tli-.- -inim nili-
ol wai;.-w iim :in- paid iln- ini-ii foiicb-
cis for tin- Minn- i I.i!-.-. of work. Till-*
Is a pi-rfei-tlv jiisi dcMiniid nnd wo
know nf nn xu\„\ i)b|i*iiiun -.n.iii Mn-
l-'<-n'|ioir:t 'if - <j-t!u*. Tho mily nb.l«*c
lion may piisHjiiiv i otn • from some of
flu'***!- wl:o intmr iimli-r tin* i-rrnnr-oiitt
hnprcMsliin th.ii ihey ini/jhi not to bo
hii-i'iii/i-il If! du* wMi.'oi-iirn(iiiT. bin* In
tbe  ".-tbiry ri <<-H1»ir <la**.    "A  rovjo
Nol'ico Ih lureby ulvi-n thin the co-
parlui'i'Hhlp horolofoi'o iiubslHtlng In1-
iwi.w'it lho iindi'i'slgucd uh iii'i'liltorlH,
under Mm firm nnmo of Kgg & Hnld-
ani", ut l-Y-rnlo and Xolaou. II, (',, Iiiih
i IiIh day hm-u iIIhhoIvuI by mul mil
i-oiiKi'iit. Tlio btmliioHH will horoafti'i'
In- tiniled on by William llalibiiio
itiiiler lil'i own inline, by whom nil
di'lilH ol lho old IInil will bo paid,
nml io whom all oiitmundlng iu'coiiiuh
due Ihe old I'lrm uto lo bo paid,
iJI'.ni.l.K f. uno,
WILLIAM IIALiUNI'.,
Ferule, 11, V„ October 10, l!H(l.
THE CITY CALGARY.
HI-..U.I'.I> TM.N'DKHS    will    be    re
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> ■< * t * '\\    (j.i     \%,v    \ \iiit_.i»*i'.r.<.,a.it|« ^ ■*>    i-ji*    ,.>--
t.'lty of Ciilgary ami addressed to the
umloiHlgiii-d, marked,
"TUNDHIt TOU HTHKCT HAIL-
WAY THIS AND POLKS,"
until tin1 Hovcmth day of N'oveniber,
next, at 1_! o'clock, Noon, for supply-
ini; tl« iit> ..lib iii.*. niul \,\Ai;x for
extension to llio Municipal Street
Hallway.
Full jiarikiiJiirs nml Hpet-iflcniloiiH
may In Iuul on fipplicntlon tn tbe
ComiiilMiioucrH. City of CnlK'try.
innrkoil i■tii*'i*|iie covering fi per ritnt
nt the iiiiiiiiint of llio bid nuiKt accompany i-iifli |. ndcr.
'lie- Im-ai-m or any ii*iul»v' i.ol hoc-
egjiarlly nr-ccplcil.
W.  li.  HI'K.VCK, f'lfj' Merit.
Hated nt faltjary. September St. I»I.0.
Fernie Opera House
ovin
Pictures
and
Vaudeville
Every
Night
A. Pizzocolo, Mgr.
i ; * 7V r*- i S/'»'I71    ^*v'.-' _•*■** -
• i*7&,\^^^'k_K*£^'Av?'—{ --'
'-       ,t5*-<_.\ xvrvl PlPSU'-il      Ir-.
A  BIG,LOAD       , '
is what, you get for your money
wben buying our lumber,
FLOORING, SIDING,
LATH, SHINGLES
and everything else that belongs
to a  well-stocked  lumber yard
can be bad here.
Builders .'appreciate our lumber because it's    -
CLEA   RAND,
WELL-SEASONED LUMBER.    a
Phone 23 P.O. Box 22
s!oV0*"',^w>/,~.~*"-;=:==>::7-.«^~ . ^-^'isS'a
OFFICE and YARD.   MCPHERSON   AVE., OPP. O. N.   DEPOT,   FERNIE
t i
I   Be Up-to-date and Equip Your Works with  |
Canadian General Electric Co.;
Induction Motors        •
Full Information and Quotations Cheerfully Furnished
$   Calgary Branch Office:       325 A Eighth   Ave.   West
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mGmtmmm<a»m&m&€*<&<si>a»mm*m
Tho Dlotrlct Ledger Is the plnee to
go for your oood work In tbo Job
Printing Line.
Listen, wo cum Have you from $20.00
to $2,ri on a hcwIiik uiiieblne, and Rive
you tbo bi'Rt, "Tbe Standard," Mio ma-
elilno Ihal Iiiih tbem till beat, and Mien
Home,     Tbo TrlleH-Wood Co. *
A RARE OPPORTUNITY
Kvery man eoniieeieil with minim?,
wliotber bo Ih ii laborer, mi'iui'liiteiu'-
i-ni, jiiiiiin_:or, inliilii(,' .'UrIiiooi- or own-
or, In IntereHtoil In Heeiirln.-; Ideim Mini
will Kiive blm time and iiialio more
money I'or blm .
An oiKiuil/rtllon Iiiih been built up
nt n lib- r-viiPtnllim-o Mini Ih Hi'Oiirlnix
the niliiliiK world for money iiuililiiK,
money hiivIii-j. IdeiiH,
Tbo problem.) tlmt ono man Iiiih
tailed io noire niioiber man hoiiiuwbeia
Iiiih Holvod, nml it(lls llio worlt of tbl»
iiri'iuii/iitlon lo senreb out minlrnr nro-
lileiiiH aud their hoIuMoiik, to ulanslfy,
arrisiiKo and simplify tbem.
Tblnlt wbat MiIh nieniiK--it meaiiB
tbat now It Ih poflflible for nny man
to Hoeuio Uiu IdeiiB, tbo acliomes, tbo
vory workln/r plans Hint are bulldln.;
niliiliiK Huctomsua cverywhorc.
Mlncp nnd Miners In no well know.i
to oxtry iiiaiirijii.-r, superintendent nnd
ronl mltittiK offlrlnl thnt. lt In not no-
i-i.-i.Katy to innkti nny oxplnnatlon of lis
lu'-ilt fu; tin.Ir bctwflL Thero. nre
ir.&nt-. ima-pv-tr, who ar« neivrrttnerii
In tin . ,'.,_r.iry and a* ijiny very prob-
ubly would llko to ge^MyrrcKntdlnf*.
denllnR wi^^^HAkln-r In-
ihi-stry, wo can Kiu________________________B__b_.of
Prepare for Fall
and Winter
Wc lmvo Jimt cleared our summer Htoek out nnd now wo nre
ready to fit you,.up for tbo winter from bend to foot. If you aro
Jool'lng for tbo futuro and Intend to biivo your money pureljiiHO
yonr Roods from uh. Wo lmvo JiihI boiiKbt tbo Htoek of Mr. .TnmoH
Haddad nnd now wo are cnrryliiir a very Iiu'ko stoelt of Indies' nnd
KontH' furnlfiblnKR, Trunl.H and viiIIhoh, In fnct, everything for
mon, women and chlldron. '   •»
Our $1.25 Sweater ContH hnvo no oqiiril, Our $1,70 Pen Aiujlo
UnderHUltH lmvo them all boaten,
Our HiiUh aro jiihI tbo kind you need for Hlyle ami durability,
We rnrry a largo iiHHOrtmetit of lloolH iind Sboen, tbo br-Rt. hcIoc
Mod that money nml brnliiH can buy,
KEFOURY  BROS.
Next to Wlirw.im I'utiily Slnli.- Svxl tn Sii|'|ln*i'ii Hutu
<U^«l»tBEM_M|»€BiacoCK(»IC<_l«S*ltt«^
lOiilriidlrtlnu Mint  MiIh iiublleatlon Ih
the very betit. of Hh kind.
Wo hnve iniiuo niviitiBoini'iitfl wltb
tbo publlHliors of this monthly to mnko
some exceptioiinlly ailvantiiKeoUH club-
liliiir offers:
Min,-,.,  .,,1,1   Ml tin vi In mir> vnnr *■? T,0
Tbo niHtrlrt Ledger one year.... 1,00
Kxniiiliiiillmi QueKtlotiB for Certlfl-
rates of Competency lu Mining...i,!.0
IV.00
Combination price 15.1.0,
Mlm-8 nnd Mlnenils, for ono year
12 Jilc 132 Dnce iBftiiPH, nnd   Tbo
I .strict  Ledj.tr for one year, t>1
If,mie«, regular   priee   for both,
$3.f.O,  for 13,00
Mlnos ntul Mlnerntfi, one >*ear....$2.fiO
Tlw Iikubit [fitter one yenr..,. 1.00
(Ynl i'ml Metnl Minora Pocket
book ,  3.00
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;$ 3S*resli   Cut \
Flowers  I
House and Office t
Plants, Funeral Flow- $
ers, Wedding Bou- J
quets. *
| TERRILL FLORAL CO:
* l-.ir.-f DiH^flte PIioti-  r.77
t LETHBRIDGE        ALBERTA
¥ Ymir ii_<|i-»*»  it,III in .he <,hiih|i|   nV
j, Ifiiti->ii.'ii*<I   j„u iiiii It-  |_'..i-*>'._  iiiiji   -
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THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. C, OCTOBER 15, 1910.
PAGE THREE
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■y .
Won't Down
TRIED TO  BLOW, -
UP   EDITOR'S   HOME
HEINOUS CRIM_ FOLLOWS BURN-
IN, OF THE  LOS ANGELES      '.
TIMES   BUILDING.
OTIS' STATEMENT
Infernal'Machine Made a Tremendous
Explosion—Narrow , Escape—
. Blames Union Men.
Los Angeles, Otc. .10.—An attempt
to  destroy* the residence of General
Otis,   publisher   of  the   Los  Angeles
Times by means of hn infernal ma-
. chine was made yesterday afternoon.
For  20  years,  following  a  quarrel
,   with the Typographical Union wliich
* resulted in making the Times*a nonunion paper, General Otis has fought
unionism with* ever resource at his
command. He has been ably second-,
ed by the Manufacturers' association
• whose secretary was tbe object of a
* frustrated dynamiting yesterday.
Tbe Otis home is known as tlie
Bivouac in tire'most fashionable section  of the  city..   After  the  finding
**of .the .infernal machine at the Zeeh-
andlar resdence, Detective Rice was
sent' to the Bivouac, to make a
search of .the premises. With Charles
Focken,. the gardener, * he' found -a
suitcase hidden under a bunch of
vines under a bay window on the side
' fronting "West Lake park. Detective
itice .telephoned -QhieC^ of Police Galloway, who went immediately to General Otis 'homo. Chief of Polico Galloway wanted to lako it to tl* polico
.. station without opening it. Rice insisted on opening it tbere and finally
stuck a knife into the side of the
receptacle. A buzz of mechanism was
heard inside and-smoke began coming
out"around the edges of the.aperture.
Convinced   that   the   suitcase   co'n-
' tained a bomb Chief Galloway ordered
the infernal machine rushed" over , to
the park where its explosion could do
comparatively" little damage. Rice'and
Fockeii picked it up and dashed
across the street. - Putting it* down
they sped away and- put, about .100
feet between them and the 'bomb,
1' when* it. "went off with a crash that
■   throw t_e_mitir___nei_IibQi_hQQd_m.tQ._-a.
panic.   * *
■jUranches of a tree directly*overhead were torn off together with a'
portion of tlie. park fence. '■* A- plate
,glass window iu the Otis homo was
"also shattered. That-nq great damage
was done was duo lo the fact, experts
say, that the explosive it contained,
■■yas not packed or "closely confined.
In the Otis family at' the time of
tho explosion wore Mrs. Henry Chandler, daughter of General Otis, and a
relative, Mrs. Booth and tlicr,latter's
two-children. Before the suitcase
was found thero was only a Japanese
servnnt, Focken, a gardener, nnd n
cook in the house, *,
Tho terrible catastrophe that has
befallen the Lbs Angeles Times is de-
l.lored by all men, regardless of their
affiliations or not with unionism, but
tho attempt to saddlo tho International Typographical Union with 'tho
commission of so foul a deed will not
bo accepted by any snno Individual
•\ho knows tho diameter of thoso
who nro mombors of that organization. Thoy know, as must every'intelligent man, that -such a horrible
crime us tho ono attributed to thein
• would serve no usoful purposo, but
on the contrary nllonato every posslblo vestlgo of sympathy.
Thoro nro several footuros of tho
nbovo account that uro exceedingly
"fishy,"    Detective  Rico's determina
tion to open the suitcase despite the
expressed * wishes of Chief of Police
Galloway, and finally sticks a knife
into the receptacle, whereupon there
is a whirring noise heard and smoke
issues around the edges of the aperture.' ;" 0i *      -
Brave as a man may be he certainly, would have nervous qualms-handling an instrument such as this purports' to be, that is likely to explode
at any second'and blow those standing near Into the over-yonder, but
these men possessed of such marvelous courage that, although smoke
emerges and the buzzing continues, at
the command, of the chief rush with
tho infernal machine and after they
are away from it 100 feet it. explodes.
The whole yarn is entirely too far
fetched for belief and one must tax
one's credulty to the limit to imagine
that, anyone will accept so palpable
a fake. •
Should . the Times explosion he
traced to an incendiary we know
positively that every individual member of the 1. T. U. will rejoice at the
discovery and moreover tliey are now
doing all. that, can be expected of
them to ascertain thc real cause.
HE FEARED  BLOOD POISON.
But,Zam-Buk Saved His Thumb!
REFUGEES  BRING
DISEASE   TO   ROME
Cholera -Epi'demic at Naples—City  la
Shunned—Soldiers  to   Assist
Authorities.
' ROME, Oct. S.—Fear of a cholera
epidemic in Rome became acute today. Several of those who have fled
to. Rome from Naples, where the disease ' is widespread, are being hold
hero for observation. .Most of thc
thousands who have fled from Naples are women and children and of
the well-to-do class, Several suspicious cases of sickness have developed since their arrival in Rome
and should _hey be diagnosed as cholera;' the city'will ' be *.* quarantined
against  the  Naples' district.   .
Thc government today sent a warning to the Naples authorities to
guard _ier ports against all immigration and io exercise a still more rigid
quarantine of- the infected parts of
the city. It is* probable that several
regiments of soldiers will "have to go
to the assistance of the' Naples au-
■tlioi_itias__is__liG_latt.c___ha.v.e_sai_Llhe.YL
were wholly unable to cope;witli iho
situstion. Few ships' are entering Naples^ and travel by rail into the city
is practically abandoned.
Officially, there have been .but
eight cases and four deaths in Naples in the last. 21 hours .and one
death In Apuli. . Private advices,
however,.say-that iiew cases are developing at tho rate of 100 per day
and that there have been 75 deaths
since Sunday.
DULUTH' CAPITALISTS  WILL
DEVELOP  ALBERTA   MINES
VANCOUVER, Sept. 29.—Duluth
capitalists have just acquired a half
Interest In tho Durham. Collieries, limited,-owning (3,300 acres of coal lands
on tho Little Bow river, 3G nil los
north of Lethbridge. Thoy havo
agreed to prove the lignite coal measures by. means of diamond drills and,
If subsequent development justified lt,
will Install n plant cnpablo' of handling an output of 500 tons dally and
extend a railway to the mlnos. Drilling operations are now In > progress,
The deal was negotiated by Andrew
Laidlaw, a woil-known mining man of
Spoknno. who with II. N, Galer of
Vancouver owned the controlling Interest. In tho company. Laidlaw has
just arrlvod horo from Duluth, whoro
tho ngreomont was signed n fortnight
ngo.
" Once again a case is reported in
which the popular balm Zam-Buk has
saved a worker from the-, terrible
effects of blood poisoning. Mr. Alfred
Hy. Orth, of Shipley, Ont, says:
"While at work I had the misfortune
to run a rusty nail under my thumb
nail to the depth of about one'and a
half inches. The pain was terrible
and what I feared was that the nail,
being so dirty and rusty, would sei*.
lip festering and blood poison. I knew
from previous experience how good
Zam-Buk was, so I cleaned the thumb,
melted a little Zam-Buk; and ran it
into the wound. The,result was wonderful! It soothed the pain and the
thumb actually did not swell.. ..Zam-
Buk kept away all inflammation. I
was able to go on with my work all
the time, and in a few days the thumb
was as good as ever. A balm whicli
can do this should be ""in every working man's- home."
Zam-Buk is the finest form of "insurance" for' all workers. Its antiseptic power is so great that no
disease germ can live in it 7 and if
immediately applied to a sore or injury, or diseased patch, all danger of
blood poisoning is averted.
Being composed of pure vegetable
essences, Zam-Buk is an ideal balm for
babies and young children, and
mothers will find it far superior to
the ordinary salves, some of which
contain harmful mineral poisons, rancid animal fats, etc.
Zam-Buk is a sure cure for ulcers,
abscesses, eczema, ringworm, blood-
poison,-scalp sores, chapped hands,
cold sores, inflamed patches, bad leg,
varicose veins and ulcers, piles, cuts,
burns, bruises, and all skin diseases
and injuries.' Sold by all druggists
and storekeepers at 50c a box, 3 for
?T.23. Post free from Zam-Buk Co.,
Toronto, for price. Avoid harmful
imitations and substitutes.
A FORTUNE IN SIGHT
BUT ALAS! CRUEL FATE
FROM THE   DIARY
OF   A   LAWYER
By John   N.  Landberg.   ,
He was'  an    exceptionally-skillful j
designer of ladies'  hat  frames."   Forlh.v letters, as follows:
The report was current during the
past week that our' townsman, Alderman Patrick Kennedy, of the firm of
Kennedy & Mangan, had had a windfall of $160,000 and much gratification was expressed thereat and the
observations unanimous that lt might
be true.
Upon calling upon' the gentleman
for the purpose of ascertaining the
facts with an honest hope ^.that we
might offer our sincere' congratulations the correspondence that follows
was handed to us:
Madrid,  1-9,  1910.
Dear Sir:     ■ ',
. Although I know you only from
good references of your honesty, my
sad situation compels, me lo reveal
you an important' affair in whicli you
can procure a modest fortune, saving
at the same time that of my darling
daughter.
Before being Imprisoned here I was
established as a banker In Russia as
you will see by tho enclosed article
about me of many English newspapers
which have published my arrest in
London.
I beseech you to.help me to obtain1,
a sum of 480,000 dollars 1 have in
America and to come here to raise
the seizure of my baggage, paying to
the. registrar of tlie court the expenses of my trial and recover my
portmanteau containing'a secret pocket, where I have hidden the document
indispensable to recover the said sum.
As a reward I will give up to you
lhe third part, viz. 100,000 dollars.   *
T cannot receive your answer in the
prison, but you must send a cablegram "to a person of my confidence
who will deliver it to me.
Awaiting your cable, to instruct you
in all my secret, I am sir,
Yours truly,
». DEMIDOFF,
First of all  answer by cable,  not
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Luna  siete cuarto derecha Madrid.
"Yes." KENNEDY. •
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Arrest    of   -St.    Petersburg     Banker
. Charged with Fraud in Russia and
Manslaughter in Spain.
Interview of the T,;wo Ambassadors.
Some 'months ago, as our readers
may remember we refered in these
collumns to the great.scandal caused
in St. Petersburg, and in Russia
generally, by-a noted banker who ah-
sconded,  leaving    a    deficit of .over
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Buy Your Rooftng on Proof—Not Claim"
The one ar.-l mil/ Unit nn wliLti >ou on nfii-nl U chi-uw your rooflng U Hut
of f roi,f-.\irinini xxhit It hut u'mir, iu*t tl .law of wli.il It tuny d-x.
JA»  II-I   IV  l.,H-.im    ,i   I*.....•»(_.*..*  ,..'...* *t..n  ,..„..■;./....■....h (,••">•••»•-«•*•
Tli'-Y *-r- u'l-'-lv it-i**! io _ r \"\t <■< **pr*v,fi nf vibat n Ti*ifin.*» lm dntus    ltimt
upon «-i.-ln({ nr.te 1b.it linvn riven «all»futbm fnr yean*.
We cnn t><-.i.t out rm-1* of jin.of, ti.'lit ii-vr ymi, when J-t-ponKt I'AUOID
Kiwif-r I-.-.* I».f.l M \rn-t M line W"***" ....pr.-lil**! .ild wl**-'. It litt W-etx fin
nitwri7in_it builillnci, d.ilry lvmn, it dlc fii-hry l-tilMlnrti nml rillnwd end
Iniliistru! bulldliiip everywhere fur t.vtr a d* t nie. We lave Ken In one line of
l«i".lne_ fur over fc century an-1 the <■- ;*ii ixe j-.ih*M I*i all tlut Dan it balk of
NEPBNKT PAROID ROOFING
f JtrtNSCf Hoofing* cniM* ymi Kxti,- n-'i
tliil i©.,tif>_t tl,nt I* *i im-iH )** nr **• .*.'<,
Tliero tit* <1"i* n-ni itioimifi tuf di-icicot
I»pill Cl build.!-...
t,Lti»ilX rAf.O'.D n<*.ts.-i** . I m»
iiiiiI jr n. r.il (ni'i l-bntl'm-i. M«t loit.lvt,
Liu*,* not Uir.l Irtiu-mur.   Ht::*:.tue.
Fr,r tn-h p---,ibrr !<v.ll_ tn», 1 ■"'-■_<r
hi-uif*-). it»ilt«n-l l« tavfjinty tail '•**!«* ti
fiotiiri»lf,w*rfi«t nv.fmif,vmi-m.l I.i-1 II.at
Ntrt-KO IT KEO-KOPE Raofiaf !„t .uU<-«
tlrm-» I,)-..* thin tttu^i (fll*.
mtlnstj mOSUTF. !t«afln« uid
SUintlwf r«Minr«-ni«ml »II 1-uiMinri !■»•
f,iilfiiu rn mtuti-: roo) or tulmir, KUh;
l.iMii h <-,,:• r, nn eh Dioia »uutil*o u><t
U>i.ti_tl!i*.nkliui_;iit.
l.„<.. n.i. nl fiii,*i M.VtWAT.t RM/f.fi*
rnn t. ■iru <!i. nr t! -in ler laylnir tnil-romptot*
Un-fi-*. tneludini -*i«>t.i -meul e.j».
UtfMtf WATERPROOF RulUtaf
P*p*r untlct fhL'Uijiiii. tUltiik*. tiat*.
r.ml.<•!■:., ImuUtri is-tnii Miriiorcold,
t,-« inS imttirst.    Il <f»lt I ill* **A
cult I!.j ted it.il otm Xhifd «rur winter.
Thff M fj.-lr a n J n-il (Htm c-tt-»t« n t on J «■* iw.7 /<w/ rvry rtjt/mtmt
iWll Our OulJJint C<mi_*ID«i-_HM«l-t II u» ?'>«J,V.l»iVU,'-Vluii!«!lLl_J°.fl
__»_»__" rMfwt.-'.4r.i.ii*j «'*•*) *.«! toti fir r>*&M.wter.tnitkwWt-tnim
t^mJwW riwi. - 1H.-M «.. dratm in flirt .KKlSSET Vtodncll t,*ttfeb*t*.  U »«
60mm ktm/a t,«J l*W 'IX »<.*•« UA.*i^«.*[lW •*»*U|1 *-i'llUU IK. 1*.
V. W. Mfftl. * SOM, Ml z.ottHdfr« ***** Hnmllton. Ont.'
f-.'*i|/ilill*.li*v| 17M,    Ui'U'In.'itiir* nt I ',mi[itflo Kind) IIo«rtn«- nml WnUriirinit
' \ViB»lp«#,ia!is«»JAMpM-*ivl.l|ei_ir«*l_J*i. itJt,t., V.ll ..Ml UnwnsX; V»f_.-i__««-r^
RC. K*»l U**_pol#. Miu*..N*w Yortr, \V»,hiii«1-M>.t*hl-M»«o, l\ntUn<!, Orttftm
ten  long years  ho   was  a  leader  of
his  craft  iii  Philadelphia.
Bui wire frames alone did not occupy his busy mind, His attention
was likewise engaged in other matters. Tie did not like the way brass
signs wc-ie made, that is, by engraving thc letters on the metal. So ho,
set to work on an invention that, he
thought, was destined to revolutionize*
the brass sign industry.
The machine he invented he named
Dw Interchangeable Letter Embossing,
Die. The, invention relates to eni-
■oossing*-- mechanism™ tutu.—iiaritoiiaTiy"
to a mechanism for embossing and"
forming sheet metal signs, the object
of the invention being to provide embossing dies having interchangeable
elements capable of being quickly removed, changed or transposed, thus
allowing the various letters* or character units, forming the die of one
sign,-to lie qiiickly changed and reset, to form a die for embossing another sign.
For three years he tolled nt his machine. He spent every penny he had
saved on 'experimentation, materials,
small die and press, and attorney's
fees for assisting him in procuring a
patent from the United states government.
Finally, in May, 1909, ho succeeded
In getting out a patent,
Ills rejoicing had no bonds when
liiqulrlos began to pour.In regarding
the nature of the Invention, and the
terms on which ho Intended to dispose of tho samo.
Everybody acknowledged tho Invention to bo of great merit, In that It
rendered feaslblo moro durablo signs
for a third of tliolr present cost.
And yet no purchaser of the patent
cnmo forward. Tho poor sign mnker
had no spare cash to Invest In the
venture, while the big fellows, well
knowing that tho Inventor wns pennl-
Iokh, offoro'd him for tho patent Iohh
than ho had spout on experimentation and mnlorliilR.
Tlo, thoroforo, concluded to hold on
to the pntent rather than mnko 11
liroHoyt of It to tho money bugs, and
thus enable thom to coin fortunes out
of tlio creation of IiIh Invent Ivo brain.
Mow, tho poor mnn after three
yenrH of unremitting toll, wiih coin-
polled to go buck to IiIh old Job of
wlro frame doHlgiior. Ah for tho
meelianlHin ho linn Invented, well, It
Ih Hiifoly i-OHtliiK In n vault, at tho
wiIIoi-'h offlco,
Whut nn encouragement (IiIh miiHt
bo In lho Inventor, what 11 liboral rownrd of gonliiH, whon tlin exploiter
wuntH lho whole pie, gcneroiiHly leaving 11 -'t'liKt lo tho linl'i'i'!
Kn long'1 iih production Ih cnrrlod
on fnr profit, not for UHn, will the
Invent ivo brains of mon and women
In- bold In check, yolicd Into nn Iron
coilnr of want nnd poverty, will the
bcHl tnlcnt bo annihilated, bcriuiHo It
do"H nor pay to Hiicrlflce yearn of toll
Inventing di'Hlrablo thlngH, hIiico tbo
Kiimo iniiMt, ultimately, lio Hiirrendor-
cd Into tho hiiutlH of greed, [untiltab!.)
piiniMlli*H( who nlono gnllier llio crop
in iill  fields of  human endeavor,  In
fir ».'■■   'I, 11,1   .-,.,1   -i 1.,,.,_   ,..,■-   ,■„.-    ,..,,•
1 hnrwii.
1 And yot tbo workorH,* both of bruin 1 of lho pro!*-ci that detipllo tbo ndvlc<>
iuul  i-iiisf-lo, who create all lunglbli-jof frli-niln In- wiih ko dvt»-rniliicd that
, *i.*.ii--..!.. :*.;; _g-__al!-y RiiSlly of tbe sin-J In* .-..3|, d iii-i-ii f-\fin5- in Ctntibiuu',,
i'ciK'i •!*■ (.'iluiiii (hey commit agahmt and .,unvi'd<'d In enlisting ilu- aid of
thr-iiii-elvi-H, their fiimlllfH, nnd follow-1 n. well-known lawyer and bad It  not
five million of rubles.
The Russian police sought for him
for a long time in vain for it seems
he had not left the least trace of his
flight and the continued search over
Europe- and America proved unavail-,
ing.
Yesterday, however, a Spanish inspector accompanied by two officers
from Scotland Yard and acting under
instructions of the Spanish ambassador, who had previously interviewed
the Home Secretary arrested him,on
his way from the hotel whore he was
staying, to the steamship office. It
seems that it was his evident intention to tako passage for New York,
From information received by the ambassador, ho had boen In hiding in
Spain, where he lived with a woman
and with his daughter. A fow days
boforo arriving In London he had
quarrelled with another Russian, who
was mortally woundod by a revolver
shot during the scuffle, and who only
lived long enough to denounce his iih-
snilnnt. '
In 1111 interview with the Russian
ambassador, It seems that tho name
ho had been using i'n Spain, and which
he gnvo on being arrested was not
his renl one, MnnosHOlnn being simply
nn alibi, but nfter comparing tho prlsonor with photographs In his possession, tho Russian Ambassador recognized him as Alexander Demidoff, tho
criminal banker who olopod with 5
millions of rubles; ho in n native of
St. Petersburg, a widower -IS years
old, with an only diiughlor that ho
loft In Simln on esonplng from Unit
country,
On bolng arrofilod, two of Manns-
selna'B or Alexander Domldoff'H port-
ninntomiH were Hcl/.cd, but rilthough
strictly searched nolhing but persoiinl
offcotH wero found In thom, In splto
of which, tbo ItiiHHlun umbasHndor declares thut prlHonor ought to hnvo
Hovorul million riibh*H Homewhere.
The HuhhIihi and Kimnisb niubiiH-
sndoi'H conferred yesterday ovoning iih
lo whether the prisoner Hhould bo
convoyod to Spain or to Russia, and
aflor an Interview with the Homo
Socrotary, nml In iicrnrdnnco with the
i>\t nidllIon tre*niy of l-.iiglnnd, RiihhIii
and   Spain,  It   wuh  agreed   that   the
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In the vicinity of these two
places we have some first
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class Fruit Farm Lands
that will bear the closest
inspection. The wise plan
is to examine before buy-.
ing so B YYY, I am taking parties from time to
time.    If interested drop a
*™"*^"""' -  —" *        ■  !■■■«■ ill !!■ I ■■!■■■
line to
Joe  Grafton
P. Q. Box 48       ;
Fernie,  B. C.
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street,  in   a    room    to    the    right,
Madrid,"
This time-worn plan to inveigle the
unsophisticated was treated as a
huge joke by Mr. Kennedy, who says
that it is impossible to imagine any
rational person would fall prey to so
palpable,a fraud.,
■Although this may have been a success whon first attempted Its usefulness is now complelelyworn out and
the promoters might come over to
this country and study some of the
more up-to-date ways of catching suckers, bearing In mind the truth of tho
old  Spniiish  proverb..
"No bny pajaros en- los nldos de
antano,"
COAL AND GAS.
The llrltlsh association, In sphhIoii
nt SlK'fflold, discussed "Tho provident
uso of conl," nnd, Incidentally., the
smoke nuisance, hoih of them Interesting prnbleniH in big cilles in which
eoal Jh almost tlio only fuel In use.
Prof, II, K. Armstrong, London, addressing the Chemistry Section, confined his romnrks to conl consumption for domestic, purposes nnd In the
gns Industry, In burning conl Iu
open grilles, ho Hnld, it wns nol nnlv
burnt In tho most wasteful manner
possible, but In Hindi a wuy as to
causo a nuisance to the community.
The evil consequences' were 100 apparent lo need description. How
were they to bo avoided? Uy first
coiling, tho c-oal at a low temper-
uturo a fuel could bn obtained which
both took fire and burned iih readily
iih coul, and 011 tbo average gave a
bell i-i' nnd holler the. Uy burning
hucIi n Hoft coko In towim tlm iiriolio
nuisance would bo got rid of to a
very large i-xii-iii. Ily making hiu-Ii ii
soft  coko HiibHliinet'H of lonslderable
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Our Stock of
Men's Wear
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Groceries
Nothing but the best kept in stock
( (Quality) our motto always
A. A. McBEAN Fernie
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compiuiloH established a _-hi*mlcn| side
lo their Utiilertiiklnir-*- llu-y might ultimately be nblo lo give tlie public Ilie
coko for nolhing, iu.il live on tin-
byproducts themselves, 1'infesnor
Armstrong, replying on llu- di-bnti-,
unlil be wiih In n slnte of int':r disgust Ut Ibe effects of Ilie i_ii'h supplied
I 1 him In I.oiidiiu on nil iirtli'lei' of
bniHH in  his lio!r.-o,    It  was not  snfo
lo  allow   n   pli'iin,-   u,   Iiiiiik   liv   thi.
vnlue for n vnrlely of piirposoH which i hiiiiio   cord   for   more   llinn   11   year.
worn now entirely wiihIi-i] could lu" Tin- lllujnliuiiini. ---miit-,- nf die un-i
prisoner should be louveyod to Spain,. si-punned from ihu conl, lie wiih , ■„„■ |„,(.„ lllh ,\l)WUi „„.- „„ unempi
lo Miuid his (rial for mniiHlaiigbtor, 1 even prepared in go ho far »h to I wns now being mnde tn nnli-i in tumid Ihnl only after IiIh trial ran the ' m-po Unit wm-b 11 pnl'i-y lie made com-', r,.;iP, •);, .,,..,,;fjt ,,,•„„
IfiirkIiiii    government      aHk      Hpnln,' pnlsory  nt   no  dlHimil   dale  hi large ■ i„ ri-dn<-«'. Un' lll-nnlii'iil'
the
through  ill|)liimnt
extradition
cbaniiclM  for   bin' lowmi.   The low-li mp'-nituie tur )bld-
I cd  n  far  larger  .supply   of   valuable
' prinlucls,   iiii'linlliig  nu     nil     suitable
Thin Ki'houie, which Is so, palpably | fur liili-rnnl ioiiiIiUhIIoii eiigiin-H, Tin-
III.    Jlll'.M]
tiinlier,-  The Vam inner Win Id,
_.,i.
■HI
11 bunco gnme, has boon In opernlloii
under vnrloiiH guises for many yearll;
■   r ,,      ,n ,      ":    . -,.  I. . . I   .     •
I dent fif l-'orl  Steele wrm no ennttioi'eil
mm kIioii off during lhe coking pro-1
I'chs nl  a low teinperatuie wnw also:
nil Mliimlni.tii. mul for b-nilii'' imi-.
poses UiIh kiih hiIkIii bo substituted
for i|ii» riibblHli wblcb the gas con;,
jiiiui-.-, non '-/oiliii 11) ai high it'iiipi 1
at ui.-_-. In order to obtain ibe iniix-
luiuin  poissible  yield  of gns.    It   wan
8CALE   IS  SIGNED;
6.0C0 RESUME  WORK
Till'    fnltuH'liiii    let. ■■,„,,„    .,, ,,,,,,.	
I In- coiicluHloii  of    nu    imii-.-iiii-ni   Iii
lililtlieili   V-,-.oiiilU).   v.laih   v. Ill   iilmt
liljlllll    I..IMIII    IIHII'.'lB,
Tl»' vnnih.-rn Wiiin-xh-:- tt i-., *-- t:.;.'.,
nil    n..r#*e|||i-|lt    --nine    \Vi-e!,s   ago,   ft 11 _
now ibi' eiiilfi- t-t.'iie ;>, iiiiiii 1* 11 '.itiion
perpefinnion of an industrial h>'nI cm j proving to thein 'Hie bollowiH'ns of ibe  ntib- -that the pruduiilnn cf gns from
that Htlfl.-s tb»< intelli-its, d>vntfs thej ball   tbey   .w-uhl urtfiinly bium ln-eii   nml lu ibt.'i mnniier slmuld iiini-tliute
.'.-■Jl.
111-!;-
I bodii-H, and cruwlus tho spirits of Dw ' Incluib-d In the directory of "Sadder a inlimiiy Indu-ury. < speiiKlly hk (be
l grent mn:.sen of tollers; robs thorn of  mid Wiser Men." • Kike Mbiib    iwis    iuihIuuiI was nut
jail Joys of life;  bins iheni from thn,    The correct,  nnmo. occujmtloii niul «iiii!ibl<- fnr onllnnry ilonn".ib- tn-e. It
j great lemplfH of science, iiuihIc, liter-  addtesK on  tie- envelope  would  lead xxm, llnu- tbnt the jmblic nall/.-d tbnt
*f;f.     "Ilomtdnft"
icci-hh  10  n   vi-ry
1 ntnro  -md    .iff     pl-ifije-i   rb.-tn   with   nc,-   id  npfn.-  th:tf
jflrendlul. niMiKiiiK   tlihi-inn-s   directly -either  musi   Iihvi*
- Ini" :ilib- In piii/'ilv mul ib"-lrueU/ui; 7-..ni.j|-*ie iIli-M-lorv or e]«.i> lie )i,-i<; ur
! niid ].biM-CK biio the abysK of wificie 7 (pmidlnsi    ibruii^boiii    <"niiinl;i    ivli
icdtit-SH nnd  ib-htlnillon    Hioho    wbo, | supply tlw two,* .iry dntn.
'alnne  :ill  otl-.en-.  ought    10    J'\e In ■    Tl.i-w  n-mintiiiiiniiont.   i-br.nM   <. ;
tf      ir'i  !••  li'i'i-  '-iijii'If- •!    ' ■!*   *,•''!' 'i'l,
loiitetnpt.
Mr   lyilti.   :i Ah-i-rtii'i- nt  < ,.\ ■< ■'.   •
• i-jii-.-ilili i<,   ili-lil  il   Ibe   alleged   il- '■ I-
uir.iiion  In  lho i|H!ilil>*    of    g;is ^uji
pKid;   nieJ    l.c    itiiiu-t.dril  thnl   i).>-
pl-iity  ntul  liappititHH ou  thin earth, 1 inbilv   bv    tnUii    up  by  the  [xi-lal   ii>iii|,.iiit<H   wen- doing tun-It  tn |*u.-
j wblcb. but  for lhe producer, would  nntliorltU-s of    tbi>    resiiectlvo fotin-   mnie  n  proper nt*_t  of coal  by  k«-i
1
be i.  i3i -liiAle  -UiM.-tJir-**.
Hn)    i»   Staritlard Sewi.ig Machine
11/' s- and t-xi-iy utU'iniit i/mde to uu. .'wig n Kt.-nt ,UhI mm.- nun i*wi nf i'.
*,* '-h.-trp'-r: tn onrth v.m*t by pi-ii.Iii.-ri,B thin ua.i ut a infe
l.uiin >iii te ciiftrtn di-recba Mailrni 7 \*htiii  enabled  ctniNum-f-rM  tn  us<-  H
jI ntul Knre monoy.   Tliey nr. In a i-Iurh  wnnM  lend  color fn  Mm  -.uppoHltuui' iunn- Iiirucly for cooking nnd lif-iulni-.
"Slieiidiiii.   \K'\n,  S pi.
"T.   I..   I.-v.!-,   IUI 'st.,1..   I.lf
I||iII;iii,'i]m,||s, I tail ;
"Heni led  lllid  ili.'h'il  iiii  ugteetiii'llt ]
'wltb nm I belli up- i.iiiiih tnd.i-.,   I>nw '
fnr   t'lieyMilie   iiiiiii.: in a. j
' T. I".  I'Mii.*,    I    ',',, .,.',„ ,.
NOTICE,
Take MiIti t],,,i ,,;: . ,u -ui-., 1 -, 1,',
eli-ilric UkIiI iuiiI.-i* ||.,» inn- .-.ill be
ill.-ioiilieileil Dd tie- Ul d.i.v nf Nov-
* iiih.n; ,1'jVi, *n»I<-»n Uit> b.ii- i.,.-.r
.I'.p ii-.I-' ■: r,ii wjuil ',U._i ,1 i,.., in •..'.'..
In- in*thllei| ib-t-rr-in.
Family Remedies
'Tlii> tnitli'iniul*; .sl.ind.i
for nit liuil i.' In't) iuul
■j.un"-*t in I'iiiuilv, icnifilii's.
"Ilien-  an*   in»   Mi'ii'ts   iilnuit
N\iil\ Ui-iiu-dir-.    im  iiii|!us
sii.li  "riiu- ull ,."    'I lit- Miidc-
nut'rv   sl.i:.'l-   Inr    open    ;nii.l
-.im 'ic ilciilini1
V• -■.I l.i-iin ih.■. \ne-itt i'n ir--,■■•'..
U-tinii-- iinstni'ii, lull lintv
ili'.'.H'-ilicnl-, i'utli|*.mili(li'(l with
;.vH*iltHic .in Ul.us.
Tlu*ti*\  a  Nval   !-!c:-',e,U*   Iin
,',.,,   ,,.,,),,,»,    i,*,*|, nt     ,',.,,
.iiuil.ir tn xxhit yout ii-ai.
jitiy--ii.-i.ui '.Miiitd pu -itihr
\\V ktin-.v the I'liiiimlii- rn* nil
Nv.il's Keiin-ilii-s - l-.11.tw ex
m*tly \vh.it7 m t.iviii y.»u
may kimw am! your ilmtor
can hii'-.'- I1 ".• in,it ■> •• •*.■:• wu
rlu-vil",.:!lv   *_-■•■'.tritii-Ti'l   lll.'_u.
by tbeuii-tln*. at   tbe
Cotitpittf, IJmiUd.
ll. H.
WOMAt'K.
TrUfr_t-\Voo<l  tUi  aOBwhody tonncited    with    tbt-j toj'p"*"*'**-    I'fofi-tmor Oltlbsm, l>ul.llt»,' . uy ru-rk.
i-il.nw V3_« r-tidiiig M "Xo. 7 l.una j j/xulariy **.o-»n;e*u*«| that    If   collit-t} 'Ki-it_ie>. H. (*., (ki. isto. lt-li)|
_S_tU mid gv.inni.iUcJ by
N. E. SUDDABY,
Vtnxic, B. C.
IIT ^MmAAlXl
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Telephone No. 48.
J. W. BENNETT, Editor.
Postoffice Box No. 380,
ANNOUNCEMENT.
Fernie, B. C, October 12, 1910.
To the Electors of the Fernie Riding:
IN consequence of the present government of
-•British Columbia having offered the portfolio
of Minister of Lands to Mr. \V„ 11. Ross, anil his
acceptance of same, a bye-election is necessary, in
order that he should come before the people.for
the purpose of ascertaining whether or not they
desire him to  be returned to  take his seat at
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Victoria.*--
The nomination day is fixed for Friday, October
21st, and the election, according to report, on the
day subsequent, Saturday, October 22nd.
The space of time intervening from the present
date to the date for the electorate to determine
whom they shall have for their representative is
so. exceedingly brief, and the constituency is so
widely scattered in area, that it precludes the possibility of reaching all the points in person, hence
it follows that the only medium possible for
reaching everybody is through .the press. a Therefore, I,take this opportunity of presenting'myself
as thc candidate in opposition, duly selected at a
convention of the Socialist Party as their candidate.
From present indications the fight will be simply
and solely between the aforementioned gentleman
and myself, as we have no intimation of any other
party selecting a contestant.-. The struggle thus
limits itself to the forces representative of the iii-
"torcsts of the captailsFclass, and~oOhlTworKing
class. .  *     ..' ."*■■■
There is doubt that the usual platitudes relative
to representing the whole of the constituency,
without regard to class, will be brought forward
at the various public gatherings by my opponent;
yet, despite all protestations, this is absolutely
impossible,.and recognizing that society is made
up of two distinct classes—the class that enjoys
but il^u not produce, and the. class that produces
but does not enjoy, I come forward with but one
plank on thc platform, without any equivocation
whatsoever, taking as my rule and guide that portion of the Socialist platform which reads:
"Tf this legislation * bo   beneficial to the
working class, then I support it."
This is terse and simple, and should be readily
understood by every worker, whether receiving
remuneration for mental efforts or manual
energy. The only way in which legislation beneficial to thc working class can bo obtained i.s
llirough tho efforts of that class on their own
behalf, and to this end I shall, if elected, at nil
times, and under all circumstances, consider it
my duty to represent. No bolter illustration of
the fnllacy uttered by my opponent can bo demonstrated than that, whatever legislation of a
rom ed iui character has been advanced, has only
been advanced by compulsion, and the records of
tlio Jn«t legislative assembly •..onclusivcly proves
thc truth of this assertion, inasmuch as lhe Con-
Borvativo party, feeling themselves strongly en-
I ronohod in powor, have given no evidonoe thnt
the working class should lie given tlie slighter-it
consideration.
While the clod inn is ponding, all sorts of
spiM-ions promises, intorHporsod with gifts of
various oliarnoUTK, are iiumorntis, but wlion tlio
clod ion is over, those are wunplotoly forgot ton,
no il, liohovos every individual voter lo be Iruo lo
liiniHolf and to his class.
Tlio Socialist Parly have no jnlis to offer, 1ml
they hnvo n groator in.K_.ioi_—thai of at all linios.
undor all cirouinslaiicos, struggling for the
eiiiiiiiriji.'ilimi of the only useful class in society,
Ilie workers, The vole you have was fouu'ht and
blcil for; it is intondod to be an exprcHjsion of
your individual opinion, and ought lo be absolutely froo, to go where you think it will bost
Kiih.serve ymir inlorcsls, ]f yon aro contented,
and uniti; tliat you are getting nil thai .-.tut aie
cut it led lo, hittislieil (o _.:(. ni'tlUT,-. drift, or, ii'
anything, become worse, then vote for Mr. Hoss;
but if on lho other hand you really consider thai
it  is timo for you  to Htnnd up and exorcise the
Vlgil'l   10   i-i.!* ll i_H<r   t»li   ;i iii».    Mull   ",.',1,11),   ilvv.l   -._m.ii
tlio cajolery of Ihe blaiidishnienlH of lhe politician,
11mt it is liigli time for ymi lo look after your
own inlc*rOH_K, then 1 feel Nulisficd with your
action on the 22nd day of October.
Above all things, regard!'"**'* of the result of this
I'l.'f'tiuii. lot me urge upon you to study a movement which is much iiiaiiu'n.'d by its opponent k.
and frequently mismiilorstood liy those it will
bonefil, and ask your selves the question if it
party whose adherents nre found throughout the
world, ami number over ten million voters, li.uv
not some purpose which 'in worthy of your investigation.
Yours for tho Working ('fan*, first. InHt, and for
all time, .T. \V. HKNXETT.
LOUD have been the assertions of President
Charles M. Hays,. Coliingwood Sc-hreiber and
the echoes of these individuals have been circulated throughout the press on both sides of the
broad Atlantic. "We cannot complete the construction of the road in accordance -with the
terms of the contract, and therefore are agitating
for Chinese labor" is'the squeal they have set up
and the various newspapers, true to the interests
of the class they represent, have commented upon
the dearth of laborers. , Strange indeed is it not,
that if capital be a producer that a little of its
application at this stage of the* proceedings would
not overcome the difficulties, but no, capital per
se is valueless and its function is that of purchasing labor power, or in other words, .the
physical and mental energies of those who must
dispose of it in order to obtain the necessaries of
existence.
So far as the construction of this transcontinental road is concerned is of little moment to the
great mass of the workers as it is-simply an instrument whereby they may be exploited and
which in'the future thej' will continue to be until
such time as they realize that the present method
of society's administration offers them nothing
-more than a bare subsistence,.because the surplus
values created are utilized for "the purpose of still
further exploitation of the members of that class
that produced it.
One.would be inclined ' to think that the
wretched treatment of the men who are working
in the construction camps was part of a scheme
for the purpose of bolstering thc argument that
laborers could not be obtained who will submit to
the infamous conditions that prevail, and consequently they desert leaving the employers with
what they may consider a plea for the employment of still cheaper labor in order that their
greed for profit might be gratified. ,
The wretched conditions that men are subjected
to have been graphically described by an Edmonton paper. Men shipped out in cars with less
creature comforts than, would'be given to cattle;
locked in side-door Pullmans, often without light;,
compelled to sleep in unsanitary camps, and then
%hen—the~conaiti"ons~bec"oine^so—intolerable—that-
they revolt and return to Edmonton only to find
themselves arrested for a breach of contract and
threatened with jail.
One can draw the natural inference that these
■then "are not wasters, a term so glibly applied by
those who have never experienced any, of the execrable conditions that are practically the history
of thc building of every, road'on this continent,
as they said that rather than work on-the G. T. P.
railroad construction they preferred to stay six
months in prison. ..   '
'Some of the* victims of the unscrupulous employment sharks were old countrymen, who had
been inveigled by the glowing writeups of correspondents paid at so much per and also had listened to the siren-voiced immigration agents whose
word pictures of*the unbounded opportunities for
the working man in Canada are gaudy in thc
extreme.
That Hays and his crowd may havo to postpone
the date for thc completion of the road is our
earnest hope, and we don't eare a rap if the road
is not completed for 20 yenrs if thoro is not n
radical improvement in the conditions that mon
are compelled to work under.
For the benefit of those who may bo thinking
of going up north to work, and with the view of
pointing out tho actual state of affairs, despite
tho repealed assertions of these soulless money-
grubbers and their blatant mouthpieces, wc cite
a few. facts from tho pen of one who hns been
there,
There is no-real shortage, but instead, Ihero, nro
three gangH in niovement, one working, another
leaving, and the ihird one' coming, Conditions
which one naturally expected to lie rough, aro
fur worse * llinn it is possible to do<ieriho so that
anyone could really appreciate the actuality; llio
prices for tlm iiuci'issary supplicN aro far higher
llinn what men are informed when Ihey hire. The
wages paid aro if'-MO (12h, (id.) a day, but the
board insteiid of being ■**),()() (Cl (is, 7.) a week is
if'li.MO (Cl Us, Ud.) a week, Hoots ivliii-li last hut
littlo more than five weeks on rock work cost
|iji7.i"ili (Cl Us, .id.) u pair; underwear that us sold
for .$l,;")tl (lis. lid,) in the towns is clinrgod at iJ-H.oil
(l">s.)j overalls if.l.7r> (7s. -Id.) n pair; socks 75
contH (lis.)', shirts .+2,(11) (Hs, -Id,) nnd everything
is in proportion so that if a man works six days
a week ho reeeiies .-j..*. (V.J 14s. Ud.; anil Iheii deduct .T(1.:10 for board, very poor trash too, $1 (Is.
2d.) for doctor's foe each month, and ho is rarely
soon more than onco or twice n month; men have
lain four days without medical attention with
brok.'ii Iiinln. If Ilnysi, Schrcihcr, et nl, are really
in earnest |<> hnve this rond completed rapidly
then they hnd belter wo ihat Foley, Welsh nud
Slewnrt i»"iit nn end to their exorbitnul cliiiruOH
nnd iniquitous conditions niul thero will )>■?< no
difficulty in hiring men, but until sitch time as
this happens we purposo doing our utmost for the
sake of common humanity, to acquaint the gonornl public of tlio provniliug conditions nnd warning all laborer* to givo ft denf enr to tho •i-mploy-
Uieiit  shin I.s.
Mens High- Class Suits
Men's Colored Border Excelda Handkerchiefs; extra good
1 values at 15c.   Special for Pay Day, 9. for $1.00
Men's Heavy-Workin'g Boots; good values at $2.25.   Special for Pay Day, per pair. $1.65
Men's Box Calf Boots; extra values at $2.50.   Special for
Pay Day, per pair .7* $1.85
Men's Fine Box Calf Boots; extra values at $3.75.   Special,
for Pay Day, per pair  .$2.95
Men's Box Calf Boots, leather lined; extra values at $4.25.,
Special for Pay Day, per pair ...' $3.25
Every one' new this season's styles and good' values at
$15.00.   Special for Pay Day, suit. $10.00
See* Window.
Men's Heavy Navy Blue Serge Shirts; extra values,, at
$1.25:   Special for Pay Day. each— ;_...*. 95c
<•> *  - ' - . *   .   *
Men's Heavy Flannelette Shirts; extra values at $1.25.
Special for Pay Day, each —".*-.. 7 ...-'. 75c
Men's Medium "Weight 'Wool Sox;,good value at 25c a
pair.   Special for Pay Day, 6 pairs for ,.$1.00
".  Men's Bronko Lined "Mitts; good values at ,65c.    Special
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for Pay Day, per pair ...-.' 40c
Ladies' Suits and Coats in the latest up-to-date styles and
all priced for quick selling.
We have a large number of-Rice Brooms which we" are
offering for a few., days only at 25c
See our Crockery Department/we have" just received a
splendid assortment'of all kinds of Crockery and China Ware'
and are offering some very attractive prices ih Dinner Sets
*"and-Open~Stoek~patternst—~^—.—-r-—■-■—r^— _—t-;—~
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables.
ROBIN HOOD FLOUR.
FIVE ROSES FLOUR.      .
Pure Cider Vinegar, per gallon \ ' '.,.60c
Choicest Creamery Butter, 3'lbs. for _■?•••" $1.00
Ivory Bar Soap, 8 for .-:: '..,.'......... .-.•■'.■ .7 .25c
__Cana.da__First Catsup :' 7. * ..-.....* ...;..*. ."..-.,.*...... .25c
P?ure Lard, .in 1-lb. bricks .,,.......... :V ;  .25c
Clover Leaf Salmon (new pack), 2 for-.-.' .35c ~
. Ideal Silver Polish, regular 35c, pay day "special. <_.. .20c
TRITES-WOOD GOMPANY, Limited
THE     HAYING    SEASON    IS     HERE
Our stock of haying tools is comploto. Forks, Hand Rnkes,
Scythes and Snaths, Grind Stones' Whet Stones, Wrenches,
Mnohlno Oil and Oilors, Deoring Mowers and Horse Rakes.
Mail or phono orders receive careful attention,,
I
J. WI. AQNEW & Co.
ELKO,   B. C.
You'aro now going through this world for tho Inst tlmo:
Why Not
llvo on tho best nnd nothing but tho bost, and go to
The 41 Market Co.
for your requirements In Moats, Froeli Klllod niul Govonunont Inspected; Fish, Duttor, Eggs, Ilntn. Dncon, Etc,
8. Graham, Local Manager
Electric Lighted Steam Heated
CENTRALLY LOCATED
The Waldorf Hotel
FERNIE,  B.C.
First Class Accommodation for Travellers
MRQ. 8. JENNINQ8, PROPRIETRESS
Hot and Cold Water L. A. Mille, Manager
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CENTRAL
HOTEL
The Two
"Billies"
Now Under New Managetnont '.        '.
Catering to the WbrklngmaiVs Trade
-;Large Airy Rooms and Good Table
BILLY R088   " BILLY, MACKAY '-,
LUMBERMEN
will find
our stock of Mill Supplies
complete.
Special
attention is glvon
to mail and phono ordors,
Those nro
npproclnted   and
rocolvo'
particular
aire.
J. D. QUAIL
Hardware       FERNIE, B. C.       Furniture
IF   YOU   WANT
a Shave, a Game of Pool or Billiards
or a Cup of Coffee '
Drop in at Ingram's
Full Stock of Smokers' Goods Always on Hand
VICTORIA AVENUE FERNIE, B. C.
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Mcintosh, McDonald
& Snow
Contractors
& Builders
0-k-ii for /ill kliiflxof httnlnone
In their lino
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Address Box 07        Fernio
PAT Af*F
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Barber  Shop
Across from Fernie Livery
First clan work guaranteed.
Drop In and convince yourietf.
Razor Honing a Specialty.
O.  RADLAND,  Proprietor* I
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THE DISTRICT LEDGER. FEENEB, B. 0., OCTOBER 15, 1910.
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A lamentable accident occurred "in
No. 2 ir:no last Friday to Thomas
Stewart, driver "boss, which resulted
in his left leg being so badly crushed
that it was found to ba necessary to
amputate it just, above the ankle.
How* the accident happened is not
clearly known'as the mine, had been
idle that day and the regular dinky
driver, not being at work Stewart was
at the throttle, and in driving it along
_a collided with. a trap door which
crushed the leg so severely that upon
reaching the hospital at Fernie lt was
found that it could not.be saved. We
are pleased to state that he Is getting along as well as can be expected.'
Frank Westwood has again been
the victim of an accident, this time
lt Is his collar bone which was the
Injured member. This happened last
Wednesday ln No. 2. ,*
John Starr, a driver in No. 9. mine
received a nasty blow on the back on
Wednesday by a piece of rock falling
upon hlm.
Nb. 6 mine is idle at present owing
to" the installation of a new fan, but
the work is progressing so, rapidly
that It is expected that work will be
resumed in a* few days. .
, Sid Horton, tlie butcher at the Trite-
Woods, Co., is at present unable-to
follow his work, at the block:and
scales owing to a1 poisoned hand.
James Madden, of the P. Burns staff,
is acting his place temorarily.
The dancing class had a practice
dance in the Club hall on Wednesday
and the crowd that assembled thoroughly lenjoy-ed themselves. Davison
and Worthington furnished the music
for the occasion.
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Hunters are many around the mountains these days but game is few.
The replayed game between Coal
Creek and Fernie to see who was to
get the $100 price that was offered
by the "Labor day committee, took
place at Hughes' park- on Monday
evening before a fair attendance with
W., Quinney with the whistle in his
mouth. After' playing for the time
agreed upon without, any result, it was
decided to play an, extra five minutes
each way and" finally after . a hard
struggle just two minutes before play
"^ceased— Coal-^Creelt——put-7-the'r*"ball-
through the Fernie goal and the prize
went to the- Terrors. After "the
match was over the boys,jubilated a
little and smoked1 some very nice
cigars1, the gift of W. Ingram of the
Club Cigar-store, to whom a vote of
thanks waB. accorded.
Mrs. Elley and son of Fernie'were
visiting friends up here last Friday.
Wilfrid Gribble, the organizer of the
Socialist party, was a visitor^ here
this week and' delivered'V'very .hter**"
estlng lecture In a very convincing
way and we would advise any, who
aro wanting to know more about tho
subject to attend his lecture should
he como again.
• Mrs. Georgo Dliigsdale returned recently from Nanaimo anil was; visiting
relatives anil- friends. In this burg this
week. " -        ,   "*
„ Wg nre glnd to, bo nblo to report
that Tliomns Stowo Is now nblo to
lonvo the hospital, but still It will bo
sovornl, weeks beforo ho Is so thoroughly, recovered ns to bo able to go
to work.
Cumborlnnd had nnotlior- .representative arrlvo hero last Wednesday
Mrs;,, A. Atkinson.
Come to tlio Masquerade Bnll on
the 20th, sure., A right roynl good
tlmo Is assured and a grand supper
will bo provldod. A spoclnl train has
boon chartered for tho bonoflt ot
Fornio visitors. Admission $1.50 per
couple,    Spectators, BO contH,
Wo aro now on tho ovo of a byo-
election and Instead of three parties
In tho field ns wns tho case at Mio
last oloctlon, therefore only two (Ross
for tlio Conservatives and Rennott for
tho SoclnllstR). It Is up to tho working class of this riding now to mako
another attempt to show thnt thoy
understand whoro. tliolr Intoroutu Uo
nnd vote for tho Socialist candldnto
on Stnurday, tho 22nd.
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On Sunday, October 9th, the S. P.
of C., here had the Rev. A. B. C. N.
Crowther to give an address, the subject of which should have been the
Socialist platform at the coming election." His. address was very con-
splcous for the lack of references to
the Socialist platform, lh fact, he
never made mention of it.
P. C. Bulger paid a visit to all inhabitants ln camp getting the age and
number of children. This is, in connection with applying to the government for more school accommodation
which is sadly needed.' He also killed
to birds, with one stone by enquiring
of all householders how many boarders they kept. This looks to us like
a move for the coming agreement
next April when it would not surprise
us to see the government only allow
a certain number of people to live in
the one house. (Ibeg your pardon, did
we say house?) hovel. Remember we
have,lots of.lots for sale.
The miners, ■ in No. 8 south are
loading coal on separate checks which
the company calls' company checks.
This is a scheme on the part of the
officials to know what each individual
working-in there does. What next?
The Michel Glee Club will give a
sentimental and comic singing com-,
petition, also a clog dance contest on
Monday night, the 17th. This promises to be quite an affair and a good
time is expected as there have been
handed in to the secretary of the
club quite a. number of entries. Now
Lanks get.your clogs. If you haven't
got any, borrow  Ridley's.:
The ladies' waiting room at the
C. P. R. depot has been completed
an,d is already in use. This has been
a  long-felt want in Michel.
Tho new pool room . and bowling
alley is receiving its first. coat of
paint and will soon be open for business. . , ,"
■ The new slave pen, otherwise the
new boarding house, is almost ready
for the slaves and they will soon be
able toeat, sleep and recuperate their
strength for the morrow's toll for
their masters.in this*up-to-date structure. ~ _ ., . ■ -"
-' Norman Frazer, superintendent and
party' are "out in the hills for. a week
.afte__big_game._J__'Qm—what-reports
have reached camp Teddy Roosevelt's
trip to South Africa has been skinned
a block, and all sorts of game Is re-,
ported. '"'■"."",
, Tuesday Leo Wick and- Party
brought into camp a large buck which
they got south of Michel. * Venison is
becoming a common dish here.now.
-' Miss Belle Thompson lost on Tuesday a gold watch with monogram "B.
T." on "the back, also attached to r the
-watch-swas a-foix.with "Ind'.' .engraved
ou it. It was lost.between the Trites-
Wood storo nnd Eddy's lower camp,
Anyone returning same to DaveMor-
risey's* boarding houso will receive
$5,00 reward.
Mrs. Whitehouse returned Wednos-.
dny from a trip to the old'country,
whore.she has,been paying a visit to
relatives and friends.',
A potltlon 30 feot long regarding tho
sanitary conditions of this camp hns
been forwarded.tho Hon. Richard McBride, promlor of.the provlnco. Vory
fe.w of thoso nskod for tliolr signatures
refused but glndly signed their names
to the BheotV Below Is a list of those
who aro satisfied with tho filthy con.
dltlons of this camp: Wm. Simister,
Win. Davis, Mr. Jackson, superintendent of tho wator works, anil Wm,
Robinson nnd Mr. Edwards, powor
house engineer. ■
Nos, 7 nnd 8 mlnos woro thrown
Idlo inst wook on nccount of n big
envo on 30 parting.' Tho wholo of
tho mines rosumod operations Wednesday ,tho 12th.
Arthur Rowloy left Tuesday night
for the old country, where ho Intends
spending Christmas, Wo wish him
n plonflant tlmo nnd a safo Journoy.
Richard Jones has resinned IiIh
position as prosldont of the Corbin
local, and oIbo Jninos Dnvls has ro-
Blgnod ns socrotnry, Tho now offlcors
aro Andy Waugh, pr-culdont, and
Morgan J. Davis, socrotary.
TO THE HONORABLE RICHARD McBRIDE,
PREMIER OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
'SIR: -■"<•"
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We, the undersigned, residents of'the town of Michel, B. C, do hereby petition your government to take such immediate steps necessary for the early sanitation of this town whereby the
dangers of an epidemic be averted and the lives and health of the citizens be safeguarded.
A recent visit was made by your provincial health officer and the' deplorable conditions were
noted by him and promise was made that immediate attention should be given. This we trust will
be carried out, but while not wishing to deprecate the efforts of Dr. Fagan, we do ask that preventatives and such measures as may be deemed necessary shall be instituted forthwith as the rainy
season is now upon us and consequently the dangers of diseases accentuated;
Hereunder we enumerate the following features of the situation which are self-evident of the
pressing needs wliich the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co. have heretofore only treated perfunctorily:
The population of this camp number approximately 4,000 people—has been in existence* for
about 12 years and practically the same primitive sanitary arrangements obtain as were in* vogue,
when established. There is no sewage system other than-that which may be expected to be found
in the remotest parts of civilization..
There have been constant recurrences of outbreaks of scarlet fever, diptheria, typhoid and
other infectious and contagious diseases—and unless immediate steps are taken the possibilities
are.grave indeed.
The.very seriousness of the situation impels us to make.urgent demand for the institution of
such sanitary improvements that we may feel assured that our health and lives are not unnecessarily jeopardized.
In making this appeal we feel confident, that when apprised of the foregoing facts and realizing the serious state of affairs you will cause to have instituted such changes as the case warrants.
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Michel, B. C, October lst, 1910.
Every issue „of the Times contains
editorial or news articles—both kinds,
usually—villifying organized labor.
The articles are so,vindictive, so bitter,' and often so ridiculously made as
to outdo even C. W. Post. Yet General Harrison Grey Otis is regarded
as a tireless fighter for a sacred principle by seemingly intelligent people
all over Southern California.
And here's tho answer:
Southern California's wonderful development in the past 20 years has
been due almost entirely ' to capital
brought in from the east. (No my
friend, I have not forgotten labor's
part in this work.) Much of this
capital!—not all of lt, but a goodly
share of it—has been brought in by
people of moderate means, small
business men, manufacturers an_
prosperous farmers who, having made
a little pile "Back East," sold out in
order to come lo Southern California
and pla/ at orange growing the rest
of tlieir l'\es.
All Soo.'alists know ■ that- from ihls
class of business men comes the
bitterest enemies of the workers.^
whether the workers are organized or
not, and it is this class that has furnished the capital, and much of the
labor (these folk are not ashamed to
work, anyway), that has transformed
Southern California from a semi-arid
country to, a fairy-land of small
orange groves and rose-embroidered
bungalows. The Los Angeles Times
has been the mouthpiece of this
class.' Perhaps it would be mono
nearly- exact to say. that the Times
has echoed the sentiments of this
class.   And the Times has prospered.
It follows, of course,, that the lily-
fingered proletariat-—the clerks, bookkeepers and counter jumpers, who are
paid salaries instead of wages—also
echo the sentiments of their masters
and incidentally of the Times.
The Times' fight against the Typographical Union is used by General
Otis to create and—what is more important—to maintain sympathy for
him on the part of his clientele.
Principle in any sort of altruistic
sense, ims nothing to do with the
case.
Thla middle class has held its own
in Southern California longer than
anywhere else,' but the railroads
have put the screws on the orange
transportation business so tightly, and
the cost of living has been so judiciously boosted, that even in the
Sunny Southw,est the collapse of these
pillars of society is only a matter of
a few years.
And Oiis, with his Times?
Fear not, gentle church-going
petty " bourgeoisie. Your doughty
champion has a few million dollars
invested in Mexico, where labor is
"free" and "uncontaminated." When
you are of no further use to him aa
a source of income and sympathy, and
when you have been put down to the
economic level of the worker you now
despise, Otis and his Times will discard you and continue the fight
against "enemies of industrial freedom"—along lines most profitable to
General Otis, even if the Times plant
has to be unionized from top to
bottom.—New  York Call.
v
MICHEL    LOCAL   UNION
ACCOUNT.
SPORTS
Receipts—Donations.
Thomas Crahan, Esq.  ..; $150.00
Drs. Weldon & Shaw -..    50.00
W. It. Ross, M. P. P.*     10.00
T. Eaton" & Co., Ltd     10.00
/rrites-.Wood~Go.,iLtd.^ .-.........—50.00
Ft. Steele Brewing Co.  ......   15.00
Co.
Royal Crown' Soap
F." Pomahac, Esq.,  . —
G. Fisher, Esq., .......
P. Burns & Co.   ... —
Andrew Kennedy, Esq.
5.00
10.00
5.00
25.00
10.00
41 ..Meat Market, Ltd.,    10.00
Cash Received.
Calgary, Brewing Co., Ltd., 2
barrels bottled beer    20.00
Thos.- Crahanr^bar- receipts; ;v* 2L7.-75
Dance'receipts    81.50
Refreshment receipts; T. G.
Harries and M. D. McLean..   68.75
Entrance Fees to Races    61.00
Mr. Bradley, (returned barrel) '   1.50
G. A. Black, donation      5.00
Nelson Dally News       5.00
Total cash receiyed   $825.25
Lowndes Tailoring Co., fancy vest.
Crown Tailoring Co., fancy vdst.
Robert Simpson Co., Ltd., ono pair
boots.
■. Expenditures.
Bell Boy.Jirst day  $   1.00
Boll Boy, second' day       1.00
H. Carr, hauling  ,  .  1.00
Boy, mossago  25
Trltos-Wood Co  102,15
B. A. Bradloy   119.00
Michel, Band    80,00
Messrs, Littlors     44.00
Aloo Derbyshire    10.00
Norman Huby .,.,,,      4,00
Gllrlo Cimlllno      4,00
Model Bakery   '..   21.65
Mlchol Liquor Co    35.00
Mr, Dosmond      25.00
Cash Paid out—Prlzos  3-12.00
Mrs. Oakos       6.00
11, Boniniora  .,      8.00
T. G. Harries        6,00
R, Oakos    16,00
W. Oakos     12.00
Jaboz Raynor     12.00
Vlnco FrodBham       8.00
J. P. Dixon     12.00
Tliomns Colquhoun     20.00
William Wright       4.00
Mm. Colquhoun       8.50
Mrs. Dixon      8,50
Mrs, Stovotiflon      4,00
Mrn. .Tonkins  '.      4,00
Tlioiuim   Fox    ,..     8,00
W,  ShorrockH         8.00
Klvnii -Joiioh       8.00
Frnlonml Ordor of IJlnglos    10,00
the mourners and followers, to   the
cemetery.
" The mine ,.ls • running short time
just now.   '"" r.
Nelson and Merry, from Michel, paid
us a flying visit this week.
Our ■ president was a visitor to the
boy's , at Cumberland .villa. How did
the,, hot cakes go. down .Bill?   " •
To_r_mitH*_*esUmec.—his-dufiesTIn
the camphouse after about five weeks
of illness.
Tom Bysouth' had the 'misfortune to
fracture one of his fibs, but is getting along nicely.' '
There was a well attended meeting
on the Oth to elect officers of Corbin
Local S. P. of C." The following were
elected: T. Evans, secretary; D.
Rogers, recording secretary; N.
Howells, treasurer. ■ The miners have
kindly'loaned their" hall unt_r"th"e"y~can
get a place of their own.
A slight accident occured" In the
mine* to Morgan Davis on the 6th.
While fixing up for a timber ho slipped off. a pleco of lagging and fell
onto a spike bar which was reared
sharp end up and penetrated about
three or four Inchos Into his thigh,
Ho is progressing nicely.
Don't forgot, tho opening concert
and dnnco on the 19th at the club,
Nat Evans and Jimmy Lewis Journeyed to Michel last week to attond
tho farewell party given In honor of
tho Misses Davis, who wero leaving
for the coast. Both, roportod a very
onjoyablo time, ospecially Nat who Is
a great favorite with tho girls there.
.Tames McCulIoch left on tlio oast-
bound Flyor Tuesday -morning for
Frank, Alta., whero ho will sit for his
first-class cortlflcato, Wo wish him
success nnd hopo to see hlm bringing
back first placo as lie did from
Fornio,
Tho coal company Is laying tho
foundations for a sot of up to dato
wolgh scales as the old onos aro
rather Inadoquato to copo with the
stoadily Increasing output.
Pay day noxt Saturday and somo of
tho hoys have already Rout In tliolr
ordors for consignments of tho famous
Elk river waters to colobroto tho
ovont,
Mr. George Heathorton of Green*
wood, B. C, district president of the
W. F. of M., was In Fernie this week
on business connected with the office
he holds. He has been making official visits to the various locals under
his jurisdiction throughout the interior of the province.
and killed a score of people last Saturday morning. ■
I. know something about enemies of
industrial freedom in Southern California, however, and as my _ conception of theso evil persons may^be different from Mr. Andrews' conception
of them, I will admit .tliat. being a
printer, I am lkiely to be prejudiced.
"Aisor"a"mi3n"g~tHo^s^wBo~sWviTe3~TEe"
explosion and had the bad taste..to
say that it was caused by leaking gas,
I recognized the name of a man who
"scabbed" .on me during tbe eight-
hour strike" of 1906. If Mr. Andrews
knew this, he might say that. I am
not only prejudiced, but vindictive.
But I started in to ' discuss the
enemies of industrial freedom.
I served my time In a. small daily
newspaper office in Redlands, a town
somo 70 miles from Los Angeles in
the "front office" was a bookkeeper
who cherished a keen ambition to
become a linotype operator. So ho
went to Los Angeles and entered whnt
the Times called Its "Linotype
School," Some folks called lt a scab
Incubator, but that Is a mere detail.
Wo saw nothing and heard but
littlo of our erstwhile bookkeeper for
nearly a year, and then ho came back
to Redlands on a visit. He had lost
50 pounds In weight nnd looked ns If
ho wero, on the vorgc'of consumption,
but otherwise he hadn't changed a
bit.
"Yos; ho was doing protty well; ho
ofton mndo $18 a week—pleco work."
"Yes; Ihey worked nine hours a
night.   Yos; soven days n wook."
"Oh, ho Ukod it woll enough,"
Tho minimum scnlo for union print-
ors on morning newspapers in Los
Angeles Is $30 for six nights,
The ox-booklceoper wns getting $18
for 63 hours a week, Yes; ho was
doing protty woll—for whom?
Woro I not prejudiced I should liko
to nsk Mr. Andrews whoso Industrial
froodom ho hnd In mind when ho Issued his stntomont.
Just Received
A full line of
VIOLINS,   '
ACCORDIONS,
BANJOS,
-GUIT-ARSr
MANDOLINS,
'     .   MOUTH   ORGANS,   ETC.
Strings for all musical instruments
. and all  necessary  parts
Marked at prices that will sure sell 'em
A. W. BLEASDELL
HOSMER,
^§-^mi^m^0&^x y
THE  TEPEE
A   High   Class   Boarding   House
i * *
FIFTY ROOMS-COMFORTABLE,
CLEAN AND CHEAP
Electrically Lighted and Steam
Heated Throughout
Total oxiR-iidlturoa  ,...||ir-.,.0ii
Michel locnl union wlslius ngnln to
llinnk Uioro who donated townnlH tlio
sports for lliolr gonoroHlty and kind-
IIOHH.
T. a, HARRIES. Prosldont.
M. MJUUKU., Socrotnry.
Prosldont Powoll, VIco-Prouldo.it
Stubbs nnd Socrotnry Cnrtor, woro In
HoHiner Mondny and Tuosday, mooting the miuingoiiiont regarding the
contrnct  for No, 2 hoiiiu,
<F
When you buy Fruit Land why not buy direct
from tlie Owners and save tho Real Estate man's
commission'(        '
Mnny peoplo, ovon though thoy bo
Iwllfforont or actually hoBtllo to any
sort of a working class movement,
marvel at tlio power and lnfliiem:..*
wlohled by tlio Los Angolos Tlm*.**"*
throughout tlio Southwostoni stntos,
(louornl Otis In looked tn by his adherents much iih llornco flroolc.y wiih
looked up to by IiIh constlliientH u
goiioratlon ago,
We have 8,000 Acres of the Best Fruit Lands
in British Columbia.   Have sold 900
acres in the last 18 months
Why You Should
Buy  From  Us
We have 1215 10-aci-OH lots for you to select from. You
can bnvo from $15 to $2G por acre In clonrlng hind If you
tnko your tlmo to select lt as somo lols cost a grout donl
moro to clear than others,
Wo  employ  from  B0  to  GO mon tho yonr round    in    our
logging ami sawmill work, and clonrlng lnnd,    If you  wnnt  n
position when you cannot work on your Inml you cnn havo It
with us nnd oarn hoiiio Heady Cash.
If interested npply io
Canyon City Lumber Co., Limited
CRESTON, B. C.
ACCIDENT  AT  PASSBURG.
PiiHHhuri**, Oct, 10,—John AiidriHVHi
iiKml US, n minor, mot with n hoHduh
accident wlillo In thu ooiiiho of IiIh
oniploymont hero today, hnvlng the
jiilBforiiino to full orr n tompornry
Honffolil. Ilo HiiffoiH from n brokon
log and InU-rnnl IiiJuiIoh, Ilo wiih
tnkon without delay to tho railway
track nnd put on hoard tho ('riinhronk
local which oonvoyod him to.Fraiilc,
r
CORDIN   NOTES.
♦
II .......    I.C    lit.,    ll.lt.-.    im.'
at tout lon In the hospital.
iu...i7
R. FAIRCLOUGH, €^t±^
COAL CREEK, B. C.
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦*♦♦
Much roRret was oxprossod horo
wiicn tho hikI news ol the untlinoly
death of Paul Huberts, hoii of tho gon-
.oral ninnnKer or this conipnny, ronched
uh, This youiiB mnn workod for the
Klnthond TrndlnK company nbout nlno
montliH, during which tlmo ho mado u
ho«t of friends for himself.
Tlu* I'urliln biIkiuI lind a vltdl from
the district srhool inspector, who com-
iilIiuuuU:il ihu li*UiiU:ii_i ou ihu viiluil-
lion of tho fidiool nml the teacher on
tho efflrlerify of the pupil*. Tho
daily mtotiilniK-o Ir now 41.
Died, at the hospital on the "th,
the wire of Anion KHmornk. Tho
funornl took plnco on tho 8th, and
.►.-.UK no xntitn Dwto whh h turKo turn-t
oui, Mr. Tom Davli, undertaker, helnu
In diiirKo. Fathor Moaner of Mlchol,
officiated at Ihe urav-Mlde. The com-
pany kindly put a coach on to convey
ENEMIES   OP   INDUSTRIAL
FREEDOM,
By Arthur Doufjlat.
"The Times buHdlum was destroy,
od hy dynnnilto this morniiiK by tho
otinnloK of IndiiHtrlnl freedom. The
TIiiich Itsolf ennnot bo destroyed. T|
will soon ho rolsHiiod from Ha auxiliary iiiiui*. nml will tln.hi Iih hniMoH
to the Inst,    The horror of the Iohh
llf   Hl'i'   niul   lli'tlllllllK     o?      iimu   PMi-
iItiili'-.  u  i'utlicr  Ktntcmcut at   this
hoi.r."
—stnii-niont niftdn hy Muii-.r.mfj
IMItoi* auo"-own, of tli*- Imi An.'.i.uh
Tlnu-H. while thr* Imlltllni. wa* -.till
In fin men.
GRAND THEATRE, MINERS' HALL
Special for Saturday and Sunday
Elgin, 111., National
AUTO RACES
THIS 18 IN ADDITION TO OUR REGULAR PROGRAM OF FOUR REELS. ALL THC
FAMOUS DRIVERS WILL BE SEEN, INCLUDING UARNEY OLDFIELD, MULFORO AND
ROBERTSON.
t do not pre»ini« either to contradict or approve Mr. Aridrnn-iT anKer-
tlon n« to Ihe rniixe nf thi* explosion
whleh  wreelod   the  Tlmea  bulldlni?
5 Reels
10 and 15 Cents 'r^&MXiyXtt
PAGE SIX.
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, PERNIE, B. C, OCTOBER 15," 1910.
The Protective Value of Humidity
Does Moisture Have any Protective Value
Written for  Mines.and   Minerals,  by
James Ashworth,  M.  E.
- Thc disaster of the Marianna Mine,
in Pennsylvania, particularly directed
the .attention of mining men to the
long    and    continuous  debate which
this   subject, has   caused,,  and   it   is
probable that, when the full report of
the experiments  made at Altofts, in
England, by a-, committee of the Associated Coal Owners is published, it
will cause even more interest to be
attached to the subject.
* liefore   referring   to     the     lessons
taught by iho Marianna explosion, the
writer  proposes   to   make   a   few   remarks on the long papers contributed
to  the American  Insiituto  of  Mining
Engineers   by   Mr.   Carl   Scholz,   and
inter by  Mr. A.  Haas.    The authors
of both papers appear to have based
theii- F.rgumonis  on  very  insufficient
di-ia.    Thus, in none of thu eases rc-
fvrr-cil  to, do    tho    authors give the
woislit o.f wai or vapor per cubic foot
of air, though'both refer to "percentages of humidity."   Now, the percentage  of  humidity  does  not.  offer  my
universal datum line from which tlio
value    of    the    percentages   can  bo
readily compared.    Again, neither of
"ho authors gives a statement of Hie
condition  of  ilie  outside   atmosphere
I'jrlng. or at the lime of any of the
.disasters; -nor do they say whether or
not. they occurred  at times of grent-
os*-   demand   for  fuel.    Fun her  than
Uur.    neither   of   thein   ventures   au
opinion as lo the percentage of water
saturation which is necessary to make
the  v.niMating nir-curronls safe during any particular period of lhe year.
As   those  details  arc   not   given,  tlie.
writer   will 'endeavor   to   prove   that
spraying  and   watering  as  practiced,
and suggested .by Messrs. Shcolz and
Haas, cannot make a mine safe, and
that  it  cannot 'control  the  extension"
of an explosion afler it has once been
properly initiated. .    -7.
Experiments made In Great Britain
on the rate of explosion' in gases
(Prof. H: " I'i. Dixon) demonstrated,
and the results have remained unquestioned, (1) that an explosion is
impossible in an absolutely dry atmosphere;   <2)   thai mixtures  of air and
' explosive gases require 5 per cent, r.f
wat'-ii- vapor per cubic fool to produce the  most violent  effects.    Now
' 5 per -.cent, of water can only be
present i'n the air in the form of
steam, and therefore we drop at once
._ into lino -willi those .people" who eon-
has been found that air having a tem-1 found in a brisk air-current is amply
perature of 87 degrees, and carrying j sufficient for the purpose. The fine
13.6 grains of water vapor per, cubic j dust which has already settled on the
can only give the minimum of protection, and therefore it. is practically certain that a double hurdle of wet
blankets would be much more, effective and less costly.      • ■'       . i
In concluding these short notes, the
writer expresses his firm opinion','
based on practical experience, that "as
demonstrated by a large number, of
colliery explosions; the humid state of
the ventilation air-current of a mine
has no retarding influence on the
progress of either a coal-dust or a
fire-damp  explosion.
FERNIE UNION. DIRECTORY
L.zafd■ Local  General.Teamsters  No.
.   141.    Meets every Friday night at
8 . p. m. 7 Miners'    union' hall.    J.
, Jackson;- President;   E.   Marsham,
"Recording Secretary.   .
DR. WRIGLESWORTH,  D.  D. S.
DENTIST.
•  Office: Johnson-Faulkner Block.
Hours 9-12; 1-6;        . PhdDO 72
•ernie
B..C.
Bartenders' Local No. 514: Meets 2nd
■  and 4th Sundays at 2.30 p.m. Secretary J. A. Goupill, Waldorf Hotel.
foot, is  more oppressive to work in
than air of SO1/*, degrees carrying 7.9
grains;  and that men working in ari'
atmosphere of 86 degrees containing
11   grains   of   water   per   cubic   foot
complain'greatly   of   exhaustion.   In
Scotland, a temperature of 80 degrees,
with 1,0 _ grains per cubic foot of air
was found to be so exhausting that
only  certain   men  could  work  in -it.
Tho capability of a miner to work in
a hot damp mine depends not only on
thr- weight of water vapor in the air,
but  also on  the  velocity of  the  air,
which ought, not to be less than 300
Ret per minute.    This speed gives a
sense of coolness to thc skin, without
being high enough to make the current   dusty.    Hence,   it   results   that.
tliere    are    three    principal   factors
which must be observed for the sake
of the miners' health and efficiency;
viz.,  (1)  the temperature of the air-i
current, (2) its humidity, and' (3) its
speed.
The arguments of Messrs. Scholz
and Hans go lo prove Ihat a certain,
number of grains of water are valuable in the ventilation air-current because their cooling effect disposes of
a certain number of British thermal
units, if the flame of an explosion
conies in, contact with them; but the
writer considers that    the    practical j
demonstrations of ■ tho Maria-ma mine I
,    •        f.-   ...„.i.. ,ii.„„.„_  r.t 11,1.   combined  with  the  dampness
explosion eftoctually disposes 01 tni_, j ' •
l.hcoiy. According,to the information |
at hand, this mine was mo _ ilirr-1
busily and effectively watered, ihe
inifilio air being dampened by the discharge into it of the whole of the exhaust steam from the pumping engines. It needs no argument, to convince any person who is slightly acquainted with coal mining, that'the
air on entering a mine at the tunnel
mouth, or the pit top, is of varying
.temperature, according .to the .period
of tho year; and for the same reason ,,.,.,, .*.,.,
its water content varies.   On foi-.cllstm:t- wh<?re mei* wc,'c struck  >«■«!
timbering, sides, and floor, may play
a part, but if it does, it is in a secondary sense, that is, after the flame'
has in passing distilled gasses from
it, and thus created that deadly atmosphere of gases of which carbon
monoxide, is the chief and most dreaded ingredient.
During the' time the British coal-
dust experiments were being made in
Altofts, England, no difference in'effect produced by an explosion was observed between .the times when the
air circulating through the testing
gallery was saturated with moisture,
and other occasions when the air had
only 3.7 grains as a water content.
In many explosions, take fov instance Udston, in Scotland, the worst
coking effects were in rooms where
there was standing water on the floor.
At the Marianna. the places naturally
wet showed evidence of as severe, or
even moro severe, effects from flame'
than tho drier places. In the case of
the Universal Colliery in South Wales
(very full reports of which are available) the whole of the east side districts were visited by the flanio, although they were naturally wet; and
the return air from the east district
was practically saturated with water
(nearly S grains per cubic foot), ■ In
this  case  the  wetness* of  the strata
of  the
air did not restrain the flame.
The dampness of the air may also
assist .in the production of- another
phenomenon of colliery 'explosions;
viz., that of percussion, and the
writer is of the opinion that an excess of dampness in the ventilating
current will thus assist in the extension of the area.)affected by an, ex
plosion. • At tho Universal' Colliery,
South Wales, this percussive effect
was particularly demonstrated, and
left indelible traces in tlio Ladysniith
STRUGGLE FOR EXISTENCE.
cede that mine air ought" to be avW
fk-lally warmed, and dampened.' Bui.
ii conl mine ventilated with a steamy
air would certainly be a novelty, and
the important subject we have to consider is not solely its problematical
protective value, but also its effect
on Iho miners'' health, and on tbo
roadways of the mine. Wet air Is
therefore a iiio-"t serious proportion,
and when siudiod from n really prac-
lici; point of vi-"",-.-. nioii'.i.^ 11*1:11. ilioi-j
iiii.*.t be prcs-iH 1101 loss thrill *i5
grs. ins Of water v-ipnr p"i* Cubic fnr-i;
that ari incroiioJ.l moitallty C'-om foils
of roof and sides must result*, and
that the repair costs of evory mine
will be Immensely Increased. Supposing that thoso preliminary difficulties aro surmounted, wo have thon
the temperature to doal with. It has
boon found that, 98 degrees F. Is the
limit of heat In which 11 strong man
can do any work when the air Is saturated with moisture (18.7 grains por
' cubic foot) nnd therefore, we havo at
the.outset tho clearest proof that it
Ik quite impossible!'lo apply sufficient
water In this form to restrict tho
flanio of an oxploslon. From actual
oxporlonco In English (loop mlniiiR, It
lowing this air into.the mine,-we,find I1'1- tlie positions and- attitudes Abey,
that it immediately 'commences to in- j were, in at the moment of the ex-
crease in, temperature; and" therefore plosion. At the,Monongah explosion,
its capacity to .absorb water in-'|Prof* -H- M- -Payne informs me that
creases; but we also find that at, althere were a ™P
certain point the .heat of ' the air ■ casef ,whei'e men
readiest normal degree all the year tlxef*' *»' death.-, w.lh food .in, their
around. This fact iV.perliaps the most!1,and or-hl tl,eh- mouths,.apd so little
noticeable in a mine worked from a1lll?tui'bec1' ^at the caps - wore', not
deep shaft,-as then the normal point Wown off .their-heads,   rffhe "fact; pf
this  phenomenon  being -present  was
large-number ;ot
wero   thus  trans-!
is found  at or
* The cost of living during the past
15 years has been rapidly"increasing.
In 10 years it has gone up 40 per
cent. This tendency will probably
never decrease very materially. While
wages have gone up they have by no
means kept pace with the living expenses. The increase in the rats for
the skilled workers has been about
20 per cent, but the wages of unskilled labor have remained practically stationary. The greates expenditure of the average family is for food,
constituting about1 -15 per cent, of the
cost of living, and it is in the food
products that, the increased cost lias
been greatest. The next larger item
of expense is that of rent, constituting about 20 per cent, and that for
clothing following with about 16 per
cent of the total expenditure.
It is costing the  average working-
man more to live today than it did 13
years ago, and his wages are not as
great. proportionately   as   they   were
at  the  beginning of  this  period.    If
tho. rate of production were the one
factor at work, instead of an increased  cost* of living tliere  should have
been a  decline in  the cost of living
of at least _5 per cent.    The American   workinman   is   thc   most  highly
skilled workingman in the world. lie
produces more than the workingmen'
do in other parts of the world, but
compared to what he produces,' he is
probably* the   poorest   paid   working-
man in the world.   The question of a
living   wage   must  necessarily   be   a
relative term.    It depends altogether
upon the standard-   of    living which
men set up for themselves.    The living wage of the day laborer would
riot be a living* wage for the average
professional man. ' Rut generally'the
term   is   employed   to   designate   the
amount upon which the average workingman and his family subsist. ' The
average family in New York city cannot live comfortably on less than $S00
a year.    This applies,  to   practically
every   other   city.    Less    than    this
amount lowers the standard of living
below the normal demands of health,
working*  efficiency  and   ordinary  decency.
The  wages  of thc average worker
Gladstone Local.No. 2314 U; M. W, A.
Meets 2nd and 4th Saturday Miners
. Union.hall.     1). Itees, SeH.
Typographical Union No.*555" Meets
last Saturday in each month at the
Ledger Office., A. J, Buckley, Secretary.  ■
DR. J. BARBER, DENTIST   ,
Office Henderson Block, Fernie B.C.
Hours 9 to 1; 2 to 5; 6 to 8.
Residence 21'Viotoria Ave. ■
W. R. Ross K. C. '."  W. S. Lane
ROSS &  LANE .    .
Barristers and Solicitors
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.
Fernie, B. C.
Canada.
-Amalgamated Society Carpenters   and
Joiners;—Meet in Miners Hall every j>
alternate Thursday at 8 o'clock. A
Ward, secretary. P. O. 307.
L. P. Eckstein D. E. McTaggart
ECKSTEIN &1 McTAGGART
BARRISTERS. SOLICITORS, ETC
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and
Joiners.—Local 1220. . D. J. Evans,
President; F. II. Shaw. Secretary.
JULY   PRICES   ARE   HIGH."
Unprecedented    Prices    Prevail    For
This Time of Year—Higher Than
in Winter Time.
and  in  like, manner--if  the
near, the  pit bottom,) - j- ; ; ;    ,*.   _     1 in fi10 TT__iied*Stnf_»<. is 14'','>'90 i_pi7-.ii
also attested  by* the  fact' that 111- at! uniit...„***_ iau.b is ;•-,*_-..j-j .u an
7!TrHTP7
shaft,  ii;,
_?_,.,. „„ 1., ,__J_i___jti h r_ee_
—1 cguini ^=-_ _=_=_=__=.
nlaces    the * indications
charge of watery vapor.   Thero is no-were sucl* thiU the Initiatory point of
doubt that dampness from sprays will J «».o explosion  might    have,    been at-
cause somo dusl. to clear out of 'the !1nbllled t0 «"»' of u,em-   Wltl,ollt Ulc
air more readily than if the air were I effocts of a,r Percussion, or, as some
quite dry";" bub even then it.'will not
cause all. the dust to. fall;   and'Hie I counteracted, the    question
dust, which    the    writer always ecu
siders the most dangerous, viz., the
very dry and impalpable which is
produced every moment, by" friction
during tho transit of tho coal from
tho, face to the pit bottom, still floats
along In Iho air supported (if from
a gaseous mine) in its own balloon
of gas, This gas is stored iii the
pores of the coal, and-Is dissipating
overy moment, und mixing with tho
nlr of tho mino. Tho only place In
a deep pit whero water sprays can
bo applied with advantage, is at, end
about, the pit bottom, where the air
Is cool, nnd where, when saturated
with wnter, lt would not. contain more
than, sny, 1 or ii grains of water por
cubic foot of air,
Opinions differ greatly ns to tho
quantity of conl dust It, Is necessary
to havo In the nlr to form nn oxploslvo mixture, and tho writer Is of
opinion that   tho   quantity normally
n«"
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noynl Nnvnl Club.
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To tho ZiiniBuU Co.,
Doup Sir.-*.,--I  hnvo   fotiwl  Zam-Buk   mont   i-ollul.lo  fop.
honlin/r outs  mul  niuviulonu 1  whilo Top  thn I'ollol* of hIiIi.
(ppltntlou it im uivnlii.tlilo. Voui'o faithfully.
(&l.rnccl) nODNUY M. LLOYD,
Admiral,
iJ.iZ.iiz^^M'.tM-AMvizBKmaxssriXceacaa
How it Healed a Terrible Burn.
Prom top ti> bottom of tho -,-ro*'t. Priliflh naval
ladder Zam-Buk ks known and uix-d. Admiral aud
stoker a.ik-3 h«vo p-'ovml its valuo, as tho foregoing
and the •_,oilov..i_*< .-how:
Stoker Klnfjanortli, 01 H* M. First Ol.iss Ornlsor
•* Oocrirano," B<tya:~-"On*i day I elippod and foil with
my arm ou an iwi.-a-* - *-W uu |iij<j, wi._.c;h iiuiiy iii^lud
Ihtj skin- A', cr.'/r. i' '■ ' Y'Sp' * h.i-,-7' on rti r *: *.-] my .i,m,
but frorath j fit-fit, tin burn..-, t ook tho wrong wny, owing
to a lot oi'cml du-i-i aul dirt (rom tho'pipo having
f?ot ombeddfd in th ■ HohIi nnd f*ntt,inf*-f un blood-poison.
A, largo Kcitb appfiun-.l, and from   underneath tho
O  ..«•.  .™r.  n„,..Vi v T-,' tri'i r„ .»   (I f pi        X iii"i.i 1.1 f..iff 11. nn'-n
_-_.,«_._...* t^     *.  .      - ' ... .... ...l!
and didn't know how 10 >.ct o*>h .
41 For we-l-.s I p-in,tiiii-.l U'i'li i-tf-iitiiii'iit, but tlio ordinary oi\t-
moi.tM pi'Dvi-il nn C'i'iil I'm- my 1.1'in, luilf-oii, T j-jut woi'hp, ami I
liociinio •ilanuf'l at tin' ..[-.iv-i'l \\<i of tlm pi.i.uii. 1 tlrrnfuio obtained
ft Hiipply of /-iiii-l'iilc nml ui in--a 11. Hion nt tiiiH wan applied f (,'ot,
(■•a**-*, Froiii tlm v- ry lir-t, iippdiMtinn, l-_.aliiij{ cuiiiiiiinceil ; and a
fn* liox.-.-i of /.tin-1'-.'.'.. 1.   • »''t 11./ v.'i'.u. I ciiii.p.c. ly."
N'o matter in what ru-ciipa'ioti or ntntio of lifo you may lio, for
nl-in injuries and ■flii-***'*--.-_ <>t nil VttvU you will lind Znm lluk ii the
Intent and lio-tt in hoi« .itif'io lioilin*,'- Tliat in why it w no popular
to-day.    Mothers f-houM u"o tl»»t it in ft!-vAy« Irin-.y in tlm homo.
Tt ii n proved cure for cci>ma, ulcers, nliKci-wi., ringworm,
j.ouoiU'd wouiid-i, tetter, itcli, bad log, vuriooio ulcnrH, nuppuraliiiK
■wound-i, -toid nore*, eli»pi»*-i hand*, habit!*.' son'*, inlUineu patches,
txbo. y_*i.i.-lluk U fcU-> 14 »*,«'citivi fut y.iU-4. All (l(UKi(ittU fcuil kUiii_
-u 50c. bot or poit fre-J from Z»m-!luk Co, Toronto, for prie-s.
llofusn a)1 subititutca mid linnnfu) imitations.
' prefer to style it, concussioif, can be
of the
safety supposed to be attained by
watering is scarcely worth troubling
about, and watering simply becomes
a quostion affecting the sanitary condition of the pit. Wherever watering can bo carried out without injury
lo tho miners' health, and (0 the
roadways of lhe mine, it may he applied Judiciously in the main shunts
or sidings, by spraying each car of
coal as it passes underneath at a
slow speed. This Is a most effective
way of minimizing dust, and a woodcut of this arrangement wns, the
writer believes, atl ached to .Mr.
Schols's paper on watering.
Tho f-uestlon of the prevention of
explosions Is not one of Iocnl or district Importance, but. Is 0110 in whloh
the whole world Is interested, It hns
beon clearly demonstrated Hint the
use of explosives is really tho most,
serious dnngor In n dusty mlno. Wo
must thoroforo look for 11 radical euro
by finding 11 safer modo of hronlting
down coal, or in the abandonment ot
blasting, As this ennnot bo always
economically cnrrlod out, blunting
ought, to bo restricted to 0 chnrgo
limit, In North Staffordshire',,a leading engineer expressed his opliilon
that If tho charges of high oxploslvo
wero limited to 10 ounces, and reason-
nblo enro was oxorolsod, minim,' would
bo practically Hiifo. Then agiilii, tho
question Iiiih arisen ns lo what constitutes a "dangerous" atmosphere. In
Knglatul this hafi boon lo somo oxtent
itiihwcuod by Messrs, Ciidiiiiiu und
Whnlloy, In a report mndo lo tho
Hoyiil foinnilHKlon on Mlnos, In which
thoy suggest thnt 2 por omit, of gns
In tlio rolui'ii nlr or ventilating current should ho coiiHldci'od dangerous,
llorotoforo, It has boon though 1 in possible, for any orilluary mini In doiort
this porci-.itngo by n safely lamp
flnmo, hut now with tlin aid of u
magnifying glass a trained mnn with
soiiiul nypH may hoo tin,- cap nf _! pur
coin, of fli'odnmp on tlio I'liiinn of a
iluiihlo-giiii/o boiiiioU.d Mai'iiuiil lump,
fit toil whh u wide .-1.1 Inch bronil by
,1(1 Inch illicit, whon tlio flanio Is re-
diced down In 0110-t .ilh of nil  Inch
I high,    It Ih not, howci'iT, 111 nil llko-
II v llllll till*, pori'i'iitiigi- will bo ur-
\copied hy nilno uwiioih lu Kiif-laiul ns
1 "iluiiwiroiiH," though they might agree
;in ;t por cent, This Ih a inns! hotIoiih j
'i*i|i'ntl-m for lIn- owner:, und iil'l'lelnls
[of all imini'oiik mlnoH, especially whoro
Un-   11.11 illir.<n  ui   un-   iimi   til   lii-,.
ni-ci* ■ l'.nti-   .il-v-llii!'   niul    If
num.   But*_this_.includes all wage earn-
e rrramntrm use "ire~_V ragnrtifartliIe"W
are large numbers of workers 'who
receive very much less , than this
amount. It should bo' remembered
that large numbers of wage earners
are not employed more than half the
year. This applies principally' to laborers, who are more subject, to casual employment tlian are the skilled
workers, but even among tlie trade
unionists about 20 por cent are 1111-
omplnyed, evon during, prosperous
years. "It is true that there Is often
moro than one "wage earner in the
family. Dut. the measure of a man's
wages today is not determined byjiis
ability to support a family, but rathor by what the average family as n'
whole may earn, and this measure is
the margin of bare subsistence.—The
Independent. ;
For tho first time in' the history
of San Francisco, meat is higher in
July than it was in December. Winter, prices ' for summer , moats are
what .he housekeepers aro contending ^vith. All kinds of. meat and all
grades and cuts, from "mulligan" to
porterhouse and sinoiii, are 30. per
cent higher now ' thaii at. the-same
time last year.      *
The summer, months usually bring
a drop of about 25 per" cent below
the prices prevailing in "winter. The
retailers who' held just about even
during the winter.,and figured to.recoup in summer hav_3 not gained the
expected relief. Instead of the prices
moderating they have remained the
same or even risen higher. Beef i's
now selling at SVi cents wholesale, .a
situation heretofore' unheard of..-» The
pric.e of-=beof in previous years has
never gone over G cents in  July.   .-•
The retailers claim to be at the
mercy •* of . the wholesalers.'. .."The
wholesale butchers ot San Francisco,','
declares T. McKeon, president of the
Retail Butchers' association, "have
every retailer in-the city working for
them.    Their tendency appears to be
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LAWE
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FISHER
ATTORNEYS    '
Fernie,
B. C.
THE FERNIE
LUMBER CO.
"    A. McDougall, Mgr
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Manufacturers of and Dealers in all kinds of Rough
and Dressed Lumber
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Send us your orders
W. A. CONNELL
Pioneer Builder and Contractor of
Fernie
ESTIMATES FURNISHED
R 0 Y A L
HOTEL
REFUSAL TO WORK OVERTIME.
jdriuule regulations wore Inlrnduer-il
j Into tho I'lilllcriOH of the I'liftcil Stolon
[tho ef.7.-L .wmld dniih<|i-..h he oxo.il
jnnre Hi-riourt llinn In Kiiglntiil, where
the  null'  iirlin  can   In-  iiini'io readily
, am lllieeil   ti>   IIH'i l    Uie   I'Mlii   ilihl    nl
. pioiluetlnn, Ho inr it'-i 1-hiHtliiK Iii the
foul inlneH of ilut I"nlled Htntos Is
i concerned, tin- remody Hen tuiilnly In
'■Dw uno of an IiH-r.-iihi-.l number of
; shot  liolett, with n docreriHoil cluirge
A tost case ns to the right of
printers fo rofuso to work overtlmo
was heard in the City of London
court', on the 21st. ultimo, boforo
Judge Lumloy Smith, K. C. Robert 13.
Colo, machine manager, Walthainstow,
siiotl Messrs. Howard & Jones, Limited, printers, Bury stroet, London,
73, 0„ for .CM IDs. •!., for alleged
wrongful dismissal, The plaintiff had
boon In the sorvlco of tho defendants
for niore tlmn eight years, On Fob-
riiary 18, at fl:lfi p, m„ ho wns lold
ho would bo required to work overtime, and ns his trade union, the
London MacJiJjio Manngors' Trade
Socloty, had decided that (ho men
should not worlc overtime, ho declined
fo go on, At fl.no, when ho loft, the
plaintiff was at onco discharged, and
a number of 111011 woro brought, lu,
under polico escort, from tlio Labour
lOxehange, lo tnko tbo plncos of those
who loft,
Tho objection    to    work overt lino
was nrrlvod at as 11 monim of dealing
wllh tho subject   of   unemployment,
(living ovidoneo, tlio plaintiff -snld, In
ei'OKK-i'Xiiiiiliiiitloii, that ho had worked  overtlmo    on    several    occiihIoiih
previously, bin  lio rofiiHod to do ho
nftor bis truilo union*-.' roHolutlon, The
Mnstor I'rlntot'H* iiHHOolntloii nud (ho
iiioh'm, niwloty  hnd   worked   Ingot.ior,
but   the agreement    hnd    boon    hoi
iiHlde.    Mr, i-\ .Joiioh, ono of (lio do-
fi'iulnnt    eiimpaiiy'H    dlrocloi'H,    Hiiid
tliey bud nlwiiyn paid    the   plaintiff
tinio-iiiiil-n-lialf for overtime. Oroat Inconvenience    wiih    caiiHoil  when the
jilnlnliff nnd nDwrn refu-.i*d lo work
! overtime,    The  defendant'*,  woro  no
', parlies to nbollHbing overtime,   Tbey
I never ihouuhl that men llko tlio pl.ilu-
"""iilff  would  ivfiiso  to  work overtime
'"''" ■ '  *   ii-i|iii_i.-._,     Af.    D„!   .li.i.'.i.'/;.
to steadily dimlnisiriJui,—margiIT"or
profit.. They have been doing'this for-
some time past. The promised'summer decrease in prices has not come.
It hns been the rule * for prices-25
per cent lower than the winter prices
to prevail from May until September
or October. Instead of any relief the
wholesalers promise us that the price
on beef will most likely go'' to 12
cents next winter, with proportionate
increases in other meats. They claim
that there is ' a shortage of stock.
Yet there has never been any difficulty in supplying' the demand. I havo
noticed that whilo prices aro in question the' railroads tire' unable tb furnish the cattlemen with cars, but
as soon as the price has been raised
tho difficulty ceases to exist. The retailors ilo not find It practicable to
ralso tliolr prices in* proportion and
so1 must bear the loss."
Tho suggested ' remedy of abjuring the better cuts of meat nnd cleaving ,to the cheaper and equally nutritious, but coarser stock, will not
find favor In San Francisco, Tho
prlco on tho cheaper cuts lias gone
up, too. That's ono reason. Another
Is that people will not put up with
a steady dlot. of stew and corned
hoof If they cnn avoid lt.
The Wostorn Mont company and
Millor & Lux 'practically control tho
wholesale butcher business in this
vicinity, Thoy mako the* prlcos nnd
ovoryono, in or out of tho combination, must, accept, thoso quotations or
risk being'frozen out, Tho situation
Ik In pork nnd mutton tbo same as
in bool'. Tho prieo Is far nbovo normal and Instead of thoro bolng rollof
In sight for retailor and consumer
I hey arc faced with a' promise of
prlooH doubling noxt. winter tho flguro thoy wero lust year. Porhaps
Fnu Kninclsco Ih duo to hnvo a III tin
niitl-inoat crusado of Its own.
GROCERY   ASSOCIATION
WIDENS   ITS   SPHERE
Provincial    Organization    Has    Been
Formed to Include All Retail
Trntlftr8.
H iit ll
would   noi   work  he  was dli'ehnrgeil,
A mooting of hoiiio Import to the
I'i'talleiH of MiIiIhIi Colmublii was held
111 Victoria recently when Mio ex-
ecullvi- nf the IlrlllRh Columbia Hi*,
fall fJiwon.' iihkocIhiIoii mot and
Plowed n resolution to chango tho
nn mo of the nssocliitlnii to tho Kotnll
Merchant h' AsHoclatlon of TlrlllHb
(.oluiul'ln, mailing membi'i'Hlilp open
to all eliiMHOH of I'etnlloi'H In llio province, l!
of -miiklnc It pc.if.IWn 10 ni'(»iinl'/,i> n
brniieh of tbe iiHSorliitlnn In every
town lnrgo or small, Lottors hnvo
been ri.-t.-i-hcd by tlie ,-i*-,M.r!.;t!on (.skill
llio
Queen's Hotel
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New and'iip-to-date
Handsome   Cafe Attached
OPEN DAY and NIGHT
KING'S HOTEL
Bur supplied with  llio  best Wines,
Liquors and Cigars
DINING  UOOM   IN OONNKCTION
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m*„*,l.-,n     ■», .,.„, wnn noi .1o.,e. 1,,.11-ninbrtmk  niul   oilier  iioIiiIh  In
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Chartered Accountant, Assignee, Liquidator and Trustee;* auditor to
the Cities of Calgary and Fernie.
CALGARY, ALTA.
P.  O.  Box 308
DEPEW, MacDONALD &
McLEAN CO,, Ltd,
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS AND
CONTRACTORS
VICTORIA AVE.
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j lininclioH    in    KiiinliiO|)H, Hovolntoko,
, j N'i-Ihoii.    HokhIiiiiiI,    C'nuilirook    anil
Ivllinr.—Hit- filiovo InteroHtlliK enno, ,,(1J.M,(1 ||njlJlJK ())(t Jjlt|or ,„„.,  „r 0c,.
Illiisiiiiti-s thin Uio rt-ul vnluo of Hie 1 0,l0r nr „„, onr]v |mr( of N'nvl.in|„,Pi
u-hniKo limit l mul tlie limine of kik-Ii I ,,""or I'^'-Iiiiiikok Im to tlio employe™, I A ,|,.|{.K!l||0l-, c-oiihIhi!nt_ of llm jiroH-
ltlril..il.i»«  ..i'.'.*.,-,;...,  .1,  I...I-,  1>,    ■-..,-!w,",n   M",n" "r ""1,r •^,"v,,■', rn])"1    "'M.'U',   -.- . r-tavy   iui-t   oh-   oilier   ill-
l.toved liy llu- nili-H n-KiiliilliiK mlnliiut j,s ''}]''"[>' eviil,-.u  Hint ll  In not prl-j r(,,.lor wJ1J yM[ ,,lf.sc J0WnH f01, ilmt
1 In tin.1 licicnil
latii
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|Ut«'l'lllK In lOliri'llli-il, It  WHH MIJfKl'HIl'il I1''"
i liy llio Hire" fnrelu'ii <>\|iertK wlio recently tiinili.' an liixiii .'tirm of heioinl
runl mlnlriK   .Milffn ar  tlm rc-c|nest
of I lift feileuil KOlerilllielil, tlmt Dw
(ilneem wln-ri; nbotn xxrro to lm flrcil
hIiuiiIiI bi, iti-ll vi,ii.-u*il (ov 2H >;■.*, I'a.
It must, hiiwe\«-r. lm remi,mlK-r<,»l
tVint, If n Kliol blown illrcclly tbiWi,
iho cx-nier of n mail, thin wnUTltiB
ninrlk   fur  ih-   XiouotU  of tlio uiiein-
1' lll'lll-lll       HI       IIH--      llll"   III"   *   l)||t->),
.1 in inlieirt of tlio workiiiK c-lnwuj lt ]lUt, ,((,(,t( .j,,,,,,,,.,-, ,"Jml 1)l0 ,1Hfi0.
iih was m, loudly priicliilnioil by llio|r|n,(o„s of virtnrla nml Vnnroiiver
I.iI.h:,1:- -u.,1 l.il,.!.nljs durliiB «Ii«> !»«« will (oi.ilmic- ij,clr w-]ini«te exlutf-rire,
politic ul ,iiiii|»aljfii. j|,ui  |1(>|), w)|, nfiiini^ Wltli  llio hhho-
AccoMliiiK   1 o  tlm  iIocIhIoii  of  thej cliitlon  or IIiUIhIi (*oliiiiiIilfi.
iudiw nirii may oilier*.'- «iio '«.u-i*wJj    Tin- mI.]<-«>.a of the atiKorlntlon flro
iUU._   _.;' u  _t_iviui.i."  ■.ml wurk tlio ,1101 to -y.iulillaU wWxi.\ tint 10 tw<wro
limir» iirt-Hcrlbeil. but If the rnftRtor
iImtiiiiiiIi. htm fiirtlior Inlior rtfuual
Ib at» off.'nce.
wli._lef.f.|,:r« nm! ninnufnrturorii, nnd
Ko-k IckIhIiUIoii lit tlieir roHpocllvo
loterf-dts.
LIVERY
and Transfer
Wood and Hard Coal £
for Sale I
Goorgo Barton    Phone
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"COMING THROUGH THE RYE"
f x1
Ih tho "Auld Lyno Syiio" melody
llnu bj'J.iHH,. c-.ioer lo 1)10 licnrt ot
man. If you don't bollovo It, Jimt
ordor
A CASE OF RYE
from us nnd hco for youinelf,    If
you don't ray lt'11 lho boot rye you
ever iihoiI then wo nilfis our giiesn,
BY CASE ONLY,
OUT PRICE JUST RIGHT.
THE POLLOCK WINE CO. LTD.
Ledger Ads Pay %
THE DISTRICT .LEDGER, .FERNIE,7B. C, OCTOBER 15, 1910.
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Wholesale Liquor Dealer
Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes
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BAKER   AVENUE
BRANCH   AT   HOSMER*;   B.C.
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Nowhere in the Pass can be
found ,
SUCH A DISPLAY
We have the best money
can buy of Beef, Pork, Mutton,-Veal, Poultry, Butter,
Eggs, Fish, "linperator Hams
and Sacon" Lard, Sausages, ,
Weiners and Saner Kraut*. 0
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Phone 56' W
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Stahuji se Cerna* mraCua
„nad'ubohou Cechii".—   ,
Vitr skufii; hrom buraci,
krajem tahnou Cerni ptaci
krmit lidi mlssii. „
ChtSji rvat, po Bil6 horo   .
co nam jestC zbylo tu. —
Neposiouchej jej ich reei
Cechu, jak driv salmi k me6i,,
. vypraslcej tu holotu.
DSjin duch at prolne Tebe,
at v tvou dusi zahrima.—
Nc-zcclena dosud rana,
jez nam smrti Mistra Jima
byla dana od Rima.
Xeber kyj, nech lezet kosy,
.vol.,wis valci osv-Stou —
Tiuved tebe bez ustaiii.
Knihou,  slovom,  duchuzranl
zahanGj tmu proklelou.
Tim nojlepe vykona ne
msta mi Rimu odvSkn,
ai; z lzi, jim!?. duse stvnna,.
"■.stane z Xoci k svetlu liana
t-lovek vodlc cloveka.
-VR.
POD' ZEMLJO.
(Spisal   E.  K.)
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Bnkrat, ko ga jo starcjsi delavec'
zopol "nadlesoval, Ces, da, ' je grdo,
puscati da so drugi bojujcjo pa se nc
brigali za skupnosl,. ga" je Peter
iiagloma vprasal:
— A, nem urn ste socialisti?
.   —  Soveda- smo,_ jo odgovoril  stari.
Zakaj  pa vpraSujos?
— Xo, tedaj  pa  Vas   "ze -poznam.
Zahte'vali.. so .vsakovrstne reci, .'za
katore se pa Peter ni zmenil. Zju-
traj so se prepirali, da jih je bilo
slisati v drugo faro.. A Peter'je gledal
v zrak, dokler ni zazvonilo. , Potem se
"je spustil v jamo •kakor vsak dan. Xa
dim so se delavc-i razsli. Peter je
dvigiiil svojo svetilko, ogledal stene ln
tla, pa je zacel slaciti suknjo. Xa'eri-
krat je nekaj. zabobnelo kakor da je
trescilo desetkrat'obenem,-pred ocmi
se mu je storila tenia in- bilo mu je,
kakor da so ' ga prograbile nevidne
roke in tjiaSCilo z neznansko silo ob
steno. Hotel je se zakricati, pa je
oihcdel.
Nie ni vedel, kako dolga je trajalo,
ko se jo osvestil, je hotel vstati. ,-A
ni se mogel geniti. Xa nogali in
prsih mu jo lezala ogromna t,e-?.a. In
strasna fceja ga je mucila. Privic v
zlvljenu ga je obsel strah. 'I lovo
roko jo tipal okrog. Dolgo ■ so ni
mogel, spomuiti, kaj sp je zgodijo.
Polagoma so se nm zbirale misli. TisLi
,sllni pole ... Pa ta tenia . . . .
Zasut jo. S prsii je sluoajuo dotipa!
stono, Uihi je vlazna. Pozeljivo, si
je namoCil ustne.' fisti hip mu je si-
nila v slavo misel: Kaj be? . . , .
Pomagatl si ni mogel nlknkor. All
vedo gori, kaj se jo zgodilo? Aii ga
pridejo resit?' . . . Misli so se mu
podile po glavi. Se nikdar mu niso
mo'/gani delovnli s lako mot-jo in s
I alio naglico ,'\ . Kdo.Vi naj pomaga?
Tisti, ki jili je vedno podil od sebe?
. . . Poma je v, ruti zavezan denar.
privarceu, pristradan denar, a tukaj
ne more dosed koseka suhega kruha,
kozarca vodo! . . . Aii se kaj gone?
. . . Xapeto poslusa, da bi ■ mu ne
moglo uit.i, Co bi parlla pest ncska na
lla. Xic! . . . Sam, sam, zakopan,
sam 7. mislimi, kl 2go" in bodejo* in
Irpincjo hujSo od ?.eje in kikotc, Kdo
ve, kako dolgo je zo? Iu nifi se ne
pane.    Samo  misel,  ki  kljuje,  da  jo
giurato. per rappresentare   ,1a . clase
lavoratriee.
"Sevoi siete-lavoratori e non content! delle present! condizioni e per
voi a de'eidere fra l'uomo che sempre
a cer'eato di far progedire gli'interessi
dei lavoratori, e votare per il candidate che promise di rappresentare* le
due classe. simullanee acfiio'pare che
abbia solo lavorate per la pane capi-
talista. ed - a questo a , chia*camente
dimostrate nel * provare di' aver, la
legge' di compeiisazzione hon appli-
cabbile a quelli che "sono dipendenti
di qualsiasi nr.ne se le loro mogli e
figli e'niadre vivonq nei vecchi paesi.
Lerappresentanze socialiste al par-
lainento anno attal'uopo strenuamente
sostenuto questa tesi di legge di com-
pensazione e* farla, aumentrae di gran
che acclo che loro essendo in
minoranza furono .battuti dalla setta
conservative. Alle. ultime elezzioni il
signor Ross promise le scuole serali
gratulte, non che ■ l'abolizzione della
tassa di assezione di .$3 per ogni
lavoratore sensa proprieta stabile. A
questo non ebbe rossoro delle siie
promesse,-fatte restate fra le quinte
come i carrabiniori di Offenbach.
Confidenti nei vostri interessi come
ai pin- strettl vingoli di voi stessi
votnto compatti non lasciatevi iinlmi-
dire  da  chi   chessia   che  oggi  quella
vostra fiima per qu^l partito che j ])r. Tolman nlso emphasizes the
nvvoi intoressii cioe il partilo dol * enormous amouiii of preventable sick-
lavoro ovvero per la rappre?eiuaiiz:i | noss in the United States, over 8,000,-
pocialista cho noi dobbiamo avere per j 000 people 'being ill* annually from
che inoslri interessi siano salva- \ preventable causos. of which 'number
guardate'quella i-ceda oggl ncll'attuale 11,0(10,000 are in the wprking period
civilizzazione vale piu  of  life.    A  conservative  estimate  ol'
PAGE SEVEN
national asset. .Dr.* ..Tolman asserts
that experience iu Germany confirms
his statement that 50 per cent of the'
accidents in American industries are
preventable and that there should be
in Xew York* a clearing house for
the best world experience for the prevention of accidents and the promotion of sanitation.
In contrast to the.views -and practices prevailing in Germany is the
record of 35,000 deaths and 2,000,000
accidents in the United' States during
1907, which facis led one of the most
influential German trade associations
in a manual on accident prevention
to give utterance to the following
criticism of American state factory
inspection:
"Everywhere in America, in the
railways, factories and building
trades, we can see how little regard
is paid to human life. It is the cheapest, thing in the world. Thousands of
limes do we read in the American
papersi human life is as'cheap as
dirt. American culture and thought
is founded on a purely* capitalistic
basis. Ours rests on a patriotic foundation. Property* and things liave
the highest value in America nnd
these, before all, are protected by lbs
law. A man must care for his own
safety himself."
NOTICE
memento    di
clie le grandi annate dl tempi remoti
vale   piu   dei   fuclli o    cannoni   as-
servitl   ai .capiialisti quale  la  ultima
parola  del  grande  eroe  Garibaldi   fu
quella   eho   disse   il Socialisnio   e   il
sole deH'avvenire.
PER   GLI   ELETTORI    DELLA
COSTITUENTE   Dl   FERNIE
Saj je pripovedoval fajmoster, kuksni
da ste.   rA vami nimam opravitl. Ysak j skcraj slisi: Vsak naj skribi sam zase
naj gleda na se . .„.     ' j., . . .Misel in So nekaj druzega, cesar
Peter je osial zase in nobeno do- j f.s> ne pozna. *. A polagoma spoz-
kazovanjo ga ni premotilo. Minilo. je i nava: Blaznost! - ' Strason kric
nekoliko   lot,   zasluzek    se    mu     je j se. mu izvje    iz    grin    in   zopel.    ga
rv -i
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nekoliko" zboljsal, zaupal pa ni skoraj
nobenemu tovariSu.
"Kakor hudobci so*' — si je mislil
— Boljsi,.delavec som "od drugih, pa
jih in ori zavist, da. bi zasluzil knksno
desetico vcc. Zamedli so se gospo-
darjom, pa bi radi, da bi se zameril
Se jaz. Xcvoscljivi ■ so, grdobe. ,Iaz
naj bi ,se tikvarjal, da bi bilo bolje
zanje.   Xe bos!" .   -   '    .
,Peter je zivo Cutil razliko mod seboj
in tovarisi.      A'casi, jih    je    sovrazil,
j;fliliin_.*i*iQ=ni:Q7i!!
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dolivorod to all
])itrts of t.ho town
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Sanders & Verhaest  Brothers,
I Proprietors
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Shoemaker&Repairer
Dont. iiiiiloi-inlH only used
mul first* class ivni'k
iniinslilp ciiMirrH
A Good Job
JOE FALVO     »l?ll*V/j?0.n_E,.0.?l?
wiioi—in—iil:-ci—j/v_fj_)*i_/i—
noma jasnih nafirtov, je vendar vedno
mislil, da pride dan, ko 'bo imel toliko
prihranjenega . rtonarja, da. bo obrnil
premogokopu .-. hrbet pa" ,si' kupil
kmetijo bodisi so tako majhno. Druge
pa je videl starcti nc da bi bilo iz
njib   kaj* druzoga  kakor  delavei.
Tudi tovarisi niso marali. njega.
Opazall so, kako prijazni so bili ?,
njim gospodje; vCasih ga jo kdo
povabll v ldsarno in utrdllo so je
nmenje, da je voliun. "On pa se * ni
brigal zato. ' Tlilo mu jo vseeno, kaj
govoro o njem drugi in knj mislljo.
Druzbo nl'islml Co pa je nanoslo, da
se jej nl mogel izoonltl In so nastali
stari proplii, se Jo odrezal: Vsak nnj
skrbl 'zaso!" — S -.tern jo bila zanj
koncrina vsaka razprava.**
Tako jo minilo dosot nevesollh let
, . . Peter jo bll pod zemljo ?,o lnko
doniii knkor v tomnl koci, v kateri je
stanoval. ,Misol nn kmetijo jo ?.o
niofino oblodcla. Xnturii trotjegn
kmeikoga slna mu jd pomngala Klvetl
v pomiiiijknnjii, no da bl tarnnl. Todn
klju'b najskromnojftliii linvndnm in ilnsl
so ga Imoll v plsnrnl rnjSl od vsoh
drugih, so vnrCnoHt vondnr nl tnko
obnosln, kakor je bll upnl, Opustitl
pn lo ni hotel svojoga sniolrn. Kudnr
jo xnv07.nl novo desetico v staro ruto,
jo storll ?.o memu Je vsak. krnjcnr
niisllknl v dolinnleiio, no knkor prva
Iola, ko mlfilljl hodofo kmetijo, - l_e
knkor v Hinijnli so nm jo vfiisl znzdolo,
dn so morn dnnofl julrl zgodlll Glide?, In nnpolnltl mu roboc tnko, dn bo
dovolj za mulo hnjlto In );oSi_ok
zomlje, to jo lillo mnogo dolu, jo fiel
tiidl broz poCltkn v jamo; ob nodoljiih
hI jo mislil, dn mu no bo znplsiiii greli,
Co gre dolat, lib hotojo goHpodjo,
VfiiHl mu Jo kdo fio ofltnl prekomorno
delnvnoHt •/, oHtrlml, iiniiiononin liudt-
nil boHodiiml Poter ho nl zmenil
znnje; lc vofjoinii dn jo prczliljlvo
odgovoril: "Vsak lnliko ;:nno lonobo
piiHo. Knj nil mur? VI no morolo
poinngntl moiil, Jnz pn no Vnm. KuJ
liooeto oil mono?"' Pu no jo nbrnll In
iidM . . ,
Tnko jo bilo tudi, ko ho lmdl spnrl
h |i(iiljpljeii\ riizhiirjnll rtoliivoi* knkor
fto nlkdiir proj. Odprll so ho bill uovl
rnvl In picinogiirji ho irdlll', dn ugniiju
di'ii?.bn Iz golo doblflcni'ljo viirfnoHt
tnko, dn je zu di'liivce ni'vtiriio v Jiunl,
misli se vniejo in ko jo najhujge,
zopst omcdli, se dvakrai '. .- . Xa-
onkmt zaeuje .' '. . Irkpnje. - lina-
komerno. Znamenjc? . . . Gotovo
zniimonje. llipoma, kakor da jo, vddi
neviden duh, najde-roka kamen. Ulio
poslusa pazno, pazno. Trkanje so
ponavlja. In njegova roka odgovarja
•/. enakim znamenjem. Resilci pri-
liajajo!
Tpda . . . 'Kdaj pridejo do njega?
Koiiko bol.rsb'a odkopati?   Aii bo se
rKl-V==-*."i:i-i-vj-t\u=-i—"ivcVj—ij*©™ 8©="Zi,ui_ji='ilfi.iij™"i1il=
glavo nova plast pa ga ubije? All
vsaj truplo bodo nasli in,1)051000 pO;.
kopali. A morda . , . morda^ostnne
vendar* £e ziy, ...
Znamenjo se priblizuje — poeasi,
AH minevajo ure, aii* dnevi? .. . . V
strahu in obupu . . . ^-KbnCno , . .
zarek . .* . O Hog, o Bog,*le se malo
Casa, ne zdaj umrcti! . . . gpranja
so sirl.' Glasovi, Gloveski glasovi, ki
prihajajo reseval. Cloveka . . . Siroka
plast svctlobe^so muzlije Cez obraz,
tako bleSCeCn, da mora zaniizati in
zopet ga obido slabost.
ivo "se zaveda, le?.l na trail, okrog
njogn ljudjo, voda in v,dravnlk . .7 .
Xelcaj dolujo z njcgoviina rokaml . . ,
Pol ru jo, dn bi skoCIl na noge In padel
na kolena in objontal ljud. in jim
poljuboval roko,
— Mlrno zdaj, . popolnoma mlrno!
X1G so ne razburnjatl,   Vso bo dobro,
Xoslljo so prinosli In zdaj ga polngn-
jo nnnjo, Potor pn joclja knkor otrok,
kl bi so joknl in smejnl, jeelja: VI,
Vi, VI!   I.ludjo!
— Mlrno, mirho!,, Zdaj je vso
dobro,
V bolnlfinlco ga noso, n Potru jo
knkor dn bl ostnl lam doll Cclovok,
kl ga jo bll nokdnj poznnl, tukaj pa
noso novega Glovokn, kl jo 6oo lo
pri-sol nn svet ,
60   YEARS'       |
'EXPERIENCE     '
O Vol, flgll dl Italia oho avoto las-
clulo II vostro pnoso nntlo por mlgll-
ornro lo vostro condizloni vol snpoto
cho nollii mndro pntrln nlcunl sntol-
1111 dol padroni e dol r!hIui_ih cnpl-
tiillsln vl rleliledono n vol solo nol
giornl all'oro proplzll eloo quollo dollo
elezzioni,   ,
II medcHlmo qui in Canada, Qtinndo
vol iivoto lnvornto por (|iinloiiiio Kioto
In obllgo dl nvorno In vostro morcodo
qui quoHtu olillgazlono non awl.
Quando vol iindnte ii lie uriio votntc
lior lu gll'lntoruBHl dolln vnntrn cIiihho,
o Hia por I vnHtrl proprll iIohiIiiI.
QUKSTO 1IAIJ.OTO K Sl-XMIHTO
M VOI NON 8II3TK OIlUdATO HI
DIIU.O A Nl'.SSHNO PKH (.III VOI
VOTATM OVVKHO PKIl QUAl, CAN-
Oil 1ATO VOI PONHTK 11. VOSTIIO
NOMM KINCIII'l VOI MHIlKSIMl
NON LASCMATH DIVIILUAUH II.
VOSTUO   1'HOI'OSITO,
11 ctiiidiilnto dol piirllto SocliillHtii n
Che sieno di gia stati nominali di
sopportaro il vesillo della classe mono
uggilata e di conttstiire., le attuali
elezzioni per la'classe ,lavoratriee il
partito socialista lavora alagramento
per gli'interessi dei hnoratori mel-
tendo a me medesiriio -per candidato.
So'io saro elctto la risposta che io
posso portare-di tutte loni'.o azzioni
al parlaniento de\e essere. Se questa
legislazzione e buona jier. la classe
lavoratriee io drvo fermamonte sop-
portarla, oualora che cssa non sia
devo strenuamente cqiitraslarla.
J. W. IJKXXI3TT.
their loss of wagp-earning efficiency
every year amounts lo .-J 100,0()0,u00.
_l'his social and economic wo-vie is
caused by occupational diseases, industrial poisons, failure lo remove
dust and noxious fumes, impure drinking water, poorly ventilated and lighted rooms and generally unsanitary
conditions:
The unhygienic  houses
ni
which
many ■•.vage-i-arncrs are compelled to
live, as well as iriipure foodstuffs,
dirty and 'dusty streets and lack of
parks and playgrounds furl lier aggravate thc problem. Dr. Tolman stares
ihat the elimination of prevent abi?
accidents and preventable diseases
will result in enormous saving* of life
and capital.--.lonrnaI of American
Medical  Association.
NOTICE IS HKREBY- GIVEN that
after (he expiration of '. thirty days,
from date I, William Good, intend to
'apply to the Honourable, the Chk._
Commissioner of Lands for a license
to prospect for coal and petroleum on
the following: described lands situate
within' Lot 4uOS, Group1 1, Kootenay
District: Commencing:, at a post planted at or near the Southwest corner
of the Joolianna Anderson claim;
thence East SO chains; tlience South
SO. chains; thence "West SO chains;
thence North SO chains! ' to the place
of commencement, containing 640 acres
more  or less.
Located .,tl.e *2Cth**,day :of September,
1910.
WILLIAM   GOOD,   Locator.  .
Per   James   A.   Good,   Agent.
Witness:    William  Pigeon.
within Lot 4593, Group 1, Kootenay
District: Commencing at a post planted at or near the Northeast corner of
the Lucy McDonald claim; thence
North SO chains; thence West SO
chains; thence South SO chains; thence
East SO chains to tlio place of commencement, containing C40 acres more
or less. -i     -
Located' the   2Gth  day   of September.
1910.
AGGIE  POLLOCK,  Locator.
Per  James  A.  Good.  Agent.
Witness:    William  Pigeon.
NOTICE IS HEttEBY GIVEN that
after tlie expiration of * thirty days
from date I, Emma Pollock, intend
u> apply to the Honourable, the Chief
Commissioner of Lands for a license
to prospoct for coul and pc-iroleunj on
the following described bind." situate
within Lot 4".9S, Group 1, Kootenay
District; Commencing at a post
planted at or iu-;u- tin- Southeast corner of the Aggie Pollock claim; thence
East SO chains; thc-nc.- North SO
fhains; thence Wi-st *>0 chains; thence
outli Si) chains lu thi- plac- of curn-
coiualiiir.g  OKI  uci-.-s  moro
NOTICE   IS-IIE11E1IY   GIVEN    that
afier   the   expiration     of     thirty   days
from this date, 1. Pichard Gain, Intend
to apply  to  the Iloiiourahli..  the Chief
Commissioner   of  I.iii>.d7   for  a  license i mpiu-i-iiii-nt
to  prospect  for coal  and  p.-troloum  on!01' le'*;-5-
tin-   following   described   land,   situate:     I-oeat.d   the   "Glh   day
within. Lot   4."".9'_,   Group   ],   Knolenay ! !010.
District:      Commencing      at      a      p„M | EMMA    POLLOCK.   Locator,
planted, .1 2-S miles soulh and one mile'.        ■     I'er .lam,--*  A.   Guild.   Agent.
east   of   lhe   Southi-asi    .■... m-r   of   l.,u j Wllm-ss:     William  Pigeon.
s::r,:!,   Group   1,   Konti-nay  District,  and ! 	
lu-liig "0  i-hnliis'iKii-lh  of  Hi.-  snill-.i-nst !     NnTIOK    IS    IIEKEIIY    CI VEX
cornei-  of  the   Eva  Joss  claim.   ..act  of -al'ler   Iln-   i-vpirn|(--n   of     thirty
ilie   Flathead   river;   thc-m-i.   SO   i-Iki'Iiik   ir.im*- date   I,   G.-oru..   ]li:u<li.ii.--.,n.
Eiisi:   tlience   M)   cl.;. I ns   N-oll)*.   ili.-ni., :'.i-nil   to   iijiply   10   Uu-   Honour,".!'..•',
M'     c-hniiiM     Wesl;     tliene.-   So
Soulh   io   the   place, cf  cumin.-m-eMH-ni
containing  liln   acres   ni'ire  or  1-ss.
Located   the   L'Clh   day  of  .Si-pl>-..il.or
1910.
KICIIA1U) GAIN.  Locator.
Pel-  .lames.-A.  Goml,   Agent.
Wll'.)c_**s:    William  J'igoon.
clialns ■ fii'.--f   Con,ml
' !i..,-n*-'e   lo   pr
ptcmber,
that
lays *
' i lithe *
jlinid.-
I iinni
NOTICE    IS    UEP.EP.V    GIVEN
afdr   the   expiration     of     thirty
-.'rom   tills   date   1. 'Susan   Good,
lo apply  to  tlie  Honourable,  tl
that
da ys
inl-nil
Chief
AUX
ELECTEURS   DU
DISTRICT  D  EFERNI.E,  3. C.
Le 'parti socialiste, m'ayant ch.oisi
comme candidal, parlemetitake afin dc
representer les interets do la classe
ouvriere j'ai bien le plaisir de me
presenter et* de vous informer qu'en
cas detre elu mon soul ob.jet, sera de
soiitenir_par   voix  '-et    ballot   touto
legislation aux interets du proletaire
eL- bi elle ne Test .pas de l'opposcr
enerfi(juement.
iJ. W. BENNETT.
Editor.—The foregoing article is
particularly interesting,as it distinctly demonstrates thai despite all pal-
Hativc measures, tho Socialist, movement in Germany s.1.owk< in lieu of
any abatement,.a decided'increase of
aggressiveness on ihe part of I lie
workers alive to the fact, that these'
measures although ostensibly as"a sop
io ihe insistent demands of thc representatives of tbe,working class are
in reality primarily of' more benefit,
to the capitalist class and j'hat there
is no solution short of entire-"revolu-
li_o.ii* of the basis np______v___L_i_h_sociel-ji
Commissioner of Lands,'for licunso to
prospect for coal and pi-Ii-nlcum on
the following described land, situate
within Lot •!•"*!':'. Group 1, K'.jolc-nay
District.: Commi-ni'lng nt* n 'post
pli.ntcd al or mar tl,*-* Sotiiliwesl cornor post of ihe Uic I-ai-d f;ain claim:
lliuncu SO chains Si-tilh; ll-.enei- M)
chains East; tlience Sn chnins Norlh:
thence So .-hains \Ve«i t,.. the jihu *,*
of c-omim-nci-iiii'-nl, containing '('. II- acres
more   or  less.
Located  the  2 _Hi  day  of  September,
1910.
Sl'SAN*   GOOD,   Locator.
Per  .lames   A.   Good,  Agent.
Witness:    William   Pige,>-.]..    .
CONSERVATION OF HEALTH
THROUGH THE'PREVENTION
OF ACCIDENTS
IttMtS
TlWOC M-XFIKO
DCSIONS
tni1il.lv i.-i-iirliiln c-nr ciitnten fruoyliulliiT fin
fn»i«nilnn.liproimMf-piiliiiiin|-.l(fcn*y^
limit m rlclly I'niill.lumluf.TllAHuDOpK'nn I'litnjiw
lent finn. Ohlciiit tiftiwy fof MimirfyiMmtoiii".
List of Locals District 18
The National Electric Light association, desiring to obtain the latest
possible information regarding the
bost methods of preventing "accidents
to workmen commissioned Dr, William IT. Tolman, director of tho American Museum of Safety, to Investigate
tho German governmental systom of
workman's Insurance with special reference to accidents, sickness and invalidity, including old-ago pensions,
Dr. Tolman's roport Is summarized
In tho September number of Safely,
lho bulletin of (ho American Museum
of Safety. Aftor presenting a large
array of statistics, Dr. Tolman summarizes his .conclusion's;
"It requires no prophet to prophecy
Hint problems of accident -prevention
nnd workmen's compensation aro tho
most Important ones confront Ing our
0011 ntry today, Until an harmonious
and satisfactory solution has boon
found for thom, there will bo unrest
and acrimony In American Industrialism, Thero Is no getting away from
this quest Ion.   It has got lo bo mot,
. .' . fiormnny has worked over
this question for six docados and this
yonr Is celebrating Its silver Jublloo
of 2.ri yonrs of practical demonstration to hor own satisfaction of hor
systom of social liisurniieo,"
Statistics furnished by the director
of tho Imperial llureaii of Statistics
of (ierniiiny show thnl in iho past. !_i"i
yours, (Ionium omployors hnvo pnld
for social Insurance and accident liability $1,100,000,000, Workmen have
])iili. $!>S1.000,000, and the (lornmii
omplro has pnld $1-I-n.000.OdO. Iln-
colpts from Intorost and other In-
comes lmvo nnioiinlod lo $2:il,0(ii) nou,
nmlrini*. a total for 'i'> yours nf .$:_,. |.i,.
(100,000  for workliignu'ii's  limui'iiueo,
Of UiIh amount Insured worluucii
hnve n.'i'lvul I. I,7l0,oo0,ooii, of which
■fliso.iioo.uiio Mere pnlil for cure during
tdi'kuoHH mid reHliiriitloii lu licit lt h,
Dr.   Tillman   says   that   while  -".or
is at 'present opct.aled.
,.Tho doctor, by reason of his daily
contact with the various phases of
human suffering and the analytical, in-
vostication which his profession necessitates, should bo among the first
to recognize lhe futility of his advice
and medicines its it permanent cure
so long as the focus of infection—the
profit system—endures.
If you don't want to be firing up
every hour during the winter to keep
from freezing (o death, all you have
to do is lo buy a McClary brick-lined
Hot IJlnst. Coal up at 10 o'clock p. m,
and she is good for' all night. Try
one at tho Trltos-Wood Company,
limited. •
Our llangos oro all fitted with semi-
steel linings, Tho greatest invention
on earth. No moro castings. Tho
ovon Is const ructcd of 10-guago nieklc
steel, mnklng the most, evon bakers
on tho market. Thoy hnvo no equal
In quality, finish or price, Tho Trltos-
Wood Co., Limited.
Tin-:
(-<M(l'OII..TIO.\    (IK
Till-:    CITY
invnnilnn.il proliitily jiiilt
Hutu i-t rlclly i-niill-lumful.1
lontfinn. Ohlrmt nunncirfi... —
I'm onl i takon tfirnui-li Mutm,« <_
Ifittlal nUiit, it Itliout clmrso, in tho
Scientific HintriCcMt.
hiniliwiinctly Mint rot chI woeUly.  mi-rcm, olr«
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MUNM SlCo.8010'6'^ New York
■Ofinoli Offlnor-Bli V HU WMbtUHlon, I), 0.
C. P, R. TRAIfl OCnVICE.
(-irreelcil by District, florrettiry up lo Aiiriim 20. IftlO.
NO,      NAME SEC, AND P. O. ADDRESS.
20 llanklioud  ....   V. Wlioatley. niinkhoad Altn.
■Ihi Ileum* Ut .utc .. .\,   .McDuiuiell,   HtMi\er   Uietik,   Mil I'liidiur.
till llollevtio    1, llu he, llellcvue, Frank, Alln.
21C1 Hlnlrmnr-t**  T-am-"s» Tiirnlmll.  nialrmoro. Alia.
010 lliirmls     ThoninH ("irocory, lhirmln, Alta.
1378 Canmore!   I. Noll, Cniimorn, Alta,
Oft'ii Coif'inn,, \\'     f!.-,|l,-.t.i      f'..l.,ii..ni       Ml'l
2227 Cni-linnilnlo   <!,   M.   Ilavies,  Citrbondiilo,   Coloiiian, Alia.
2378 Cardiff     M. Lnmhorl, Otirdlff, Alta.
2877 Corhln   Ins. Davis. Corbin, H. C.
217S Diamond City ., (Jc-orRC DobRon, Dlnmond City, LotlilirldRO.
1320 Kilmonion   ..... Richard Thompson, Frnzor Klats, I3dnio«ton.
23R8 Kdmonton   .....  M. Ilonle, -1.14  I.orno street, Norwood, Kdmonton.
Kernle    D. llro*, Kernle, n. C. !
ninny Is rognrdod ns iho exiKuienl of Ahm-shhu'-ii  iinii- b, t«*.i .Miiil'mi nm
-.Mir M,«* I, l„ icallty .,,.■ of ,!„- «,,*..-  ^.V^.nV.My .!■n".,,,^,,M,!;ri', iXX^i
IIY-I.AW   Ml.   11)1)
A liy-Iuw lo expend tin- mnn ,,r six
llnndrud linlliirs (-f .1111.1. no J on tin,
Ki-ciiiiicIh Hiiri-iinnillnK' tin- .Si-linol hnll,l-
Inif 1111 Hlncl.  :'M In  tin- uny of l-'.'i'nli-,
WIII-JIll-JAS liy liy-Iuw No, |i!) m* hh.-
Llly   of   l-'nrnlc,   tlio   hiiiii     of     s.-vi-n
lIlUIIHIIIllI    DlllllirH    (1.7,0lltl)    WIIH    l'll|KI-ll
lor tin- iiiii-iiiisii nt i.'iiiinii-uc-iliijf 11
Ward Mi-fioiil In th,- |\.inl.' _\iiin .\
wlililn  tin. uiiy  of  Ki-riilc:
AN l.i   WIIIO11 I'I AS  It.  Iiiih   I n   fiuiiul
thnl tin' hu 111 ni* six llunili'i-il DoIIiiim
ffiiiiui will not lm i-_'C|iiiivi| ti. «-01111 >I<-1 >_•
sitlil   Wind   S1-I11111I   111   Ihi.   xuld   Anin-v:
ANI) Wll HI. HAH ll bus lici-ti iln-ini-il
in'i.-i-.sHiir.v   to   li-vul   iiji  nml   iiHu.-'wIni-
1 , I'1," ,,'?,1'""1"'''" "Ull'illlUllllK Uu-
ni'liniil litillilhiR nn hnld Kloi-l. ^s iu a
nml, !iji|u*iivlii!.iti-ly, „( .six llim.ii-,,,1
I ml in i-N (»i;uid:
ANN WJIl-Jlll-:AS, nml,,|< Si-i'iliin 7;'
ul Un- "Miiuli'ipiil (JliiiiHi'h A.-i," i.i* tin-
I'riivliii'ii ul*  I ii-1111-. li  I'ohiiiililn,  inuii,  |i
llllN    III'HI    lll'.-llli'il    HilVlhllhl,.
Hlll-ll     Slv      llllll,If,*,I      1 lllllll) M
mi lii   Iiiih-].   L'X; ■
AM"  WIIIIUHAS 11 ]n>iltlt.i_  In,,*, I,,-,,1,
lll'l'lll-lltlll     III     llll-    .Mll|l|l-||i|||    l.'olllll-il     ll!
iin- I'lii'iiiiriiiinii of iin. i.iry oi i*',*]in,,
•iv   tl win-rn   ni'  in   i,-iim   mu.-11.mit
"I     llll"    Villlll'    ol     l|ii<    l.-lil    |i|'i,|i|.|.|v    in
iln- ''liy "i I'.-t iili-"-n« himwii iiv" tin*
111.-i  ii-vl-n'il ,\>mp-,**iiii*iiI  liuii    iniu,.*,!.
llIU   t .11-ljl   |o   llll i'imIiiii.   ,«t||,|i   11    |iy.|n,\'.
ANI'   Wllt'l'MAS  Hi.,  nun, 11,,'i   i,|   Ht,.
ttllllli-    lllll'llllll.     lllllll    ill     lllllll',, .1 Hiili!^
, nr   11 ill   |"i"i" 11.\    Iii   iiii    ..imi   rny   ,,1
! I'ViiiIi-    iicrorilliin   in   tin-   Insl  ,nvU,.il
I
1
N'vnci-7 is, ni:i;i.;i;\- oivkn th.it
al'l..-r tit0 t-xr.lr-iii.i_) of Hili-ly days
fi-oni this ilaIt- 1. I.ucy >ri-,l iniini.1, In-
t.-ml to nmily to Uio ]J(.-ninu-al>U-. (lie
Chief Ciiiniiils.jJ.ji.i-i- , ul" I.aiuls, for
a lii-.,|i.:.., to I'l-ii.'-jii-i-t'-- for coal ami iu—
troll-nil) on thi- -follow-in.; (U^erlliod
ami. silitnt- will,in Lot ITiO:*,, Groiin'1.
'Kootonay Jjisti-ict: 'Coinn-.i-'iiriiii; a I a
pnpt pluntc-d SO chains Xorth of' the
Northeast c-o.-iit-v of iiu; I.ioliaiil Gain
claim:   tlience   S'1   chains   We.sl;   tlK-'nce
..ii-i-   .,t    i.i.ii.!.<■-.    for   a
I -■     -■•   .,. ...-in i-l    for   I-..a I   an,I    pe-
I in,limn mi .ji,- foli-tt-in-i ili-.vcril.od
■>*'ii*aii' v.-illiir, i.ni t."'.i:i. Oi-onp 1,
i:i-.' I'l. ti.'.-t.- l-.irnf.-i.-ii(,-iiifr ut ;i
post pi.int.-.1 a- tl ,- S.tu h-.vsi corner
"f tin- Kn,111:1 l',,li'i,i*k via'.in; tln'iici- SO
.■hains Ka,»\., tl...|,i,* n*i oliair.- Soolli;
l!:.-,lit-i- Sn ci-.ains W. si: 11: _■;.<. .■ .'I chains
Nortli to tin* point ui* ''■>:iin!.-in*..-iin*nt,
containlnfT   iiiii   ai-r.s   inor.-   or   l;-i.s.
Located   the   -.-i'.iIi   day   of  Si-ptoiaher,
l!'lfi,
(ii-:onnu iii'toiiin-son, 1.0-aior.
)'i-V   James   A.   (it,od,   Ai^..-iit.
Witiic-ss:     William   I'lfi'.-.iii.
0  r
.NuTjci-:   is  ji!-:i:j-:i:v  givkx   that
iifli'i- the e.\i!!i*atl.*ii of thirty days
from il.-'ii I, "Miiurlc-i- ''unnors, inlend
|o apjdy U, ll..- Hoiioural.h-, tlio Chid'
Commission,-!- of I.ai.ds, lor a licetiKi-
to pi-y-.)i-t_i f"i* i-.ial and petrolotini on
the folliiwili.; il.-si-i i',,1-11 lands, siuiate
within Lot ir,!i;:. firnip 1, Kuotenay
I'i.-l'icl: . Woinno-iiciti-.',- at "a jiost.
p.hilt.-.1 L'i'li foil X01 rli of I.nt Xo. l'h;3,
tl-.-..* .V,,rt'h" "-"-i chains; tli,*nc.- ' Kast
su el.iili.n: Ui.-iic'.- South SO chains;
llii-iui- \\'i*:-.l Sn chnlns lo tin- piaci:
.*!' _-,,i_inn nt i-iiii-ni. ci.tainiiiK ft In acres
in or.
, I."
10 lu
■l-il'.l   ii,.-
-MAK'.lIC
l',*r   ,lni"
Wit tn-
lh  day  of  Seplomher,
Oi iXN5-;i_;..   Locator.
-,*s   A.   '"',ii'.d.   .\1ret1t.
iutii.l't^.., ...
iii-'.!*i;i*Y
xorici-:   j?
:ifter   tin-   i-Miir.-iiion
I ruin    date    1.    jol-an
lend   to   apply   to   -.'.,
! Chief    Commissi! ior
Rn    chains    Soiith:    ilien,'
l-Iast:   tl-.eneo   **.,.'   chains
■■     Sn     chains
Xorth ' to   the
p.aco of commpiicoim-ni, coinainiiijr fi In
acres  more   or  less.
l.(.cated* tho   L'flth   day  of  Septcniher,
irmi,
I.L'CV  ircDONAl.1").   Locator.
1'cr   .lames   ...   Good,   As'-nt.
"Witness:    AVilllam   I'l-vfuon.
xoTici-:  is  iii-:i:i-:iiv  oivi;n  tha.i
alter the cNplration of thirty days
from nils date- lV Af?slc IVdlock, Intend
lo apply to tin* lloiiotirahh*, the Chief
Coiiunihidoni-r of Lands, for 11 license
In prosiiect for coal and pc-trofi-iini on
lhe   t'ollowlnfi*  described, lands,   siuiate
',1 r-cns-i-
troll-urn
n   jirii;-]'*1
on       tile
(IIV KN that
thirty days
111 "ji Anderson, in-
!'.,•■ llouounlbl'*, the
■r ol I.amis, for a
1. *',,',' .coii'l. ay.d po-
li.-l!.iv\-li)g   ilescriiied
laniis.   f-11_.i 1 l11-   wllhiii
i,  K out, nay   llislrli-i:
1...1 IV)", Croup
Coiv.iin-iicln>; at
a pest planted at th- Northeast covin r of tin- t!i")t!;i- llnlchinsoii claim;
(hi line Nortli SO chains; Ihenee Kast
SO chains;, tlu-in-e SCjtilli SO chain!.;
thence \\".*.st v"i c|oiii-.s to. tin- place of
i-iimiin in i-iui-ni, containing 0 10 acres
inor.- or Jess.
Located   the   -."Ilii   il.iy* of* Si*|)t..iiiher,
1-11".
•OcjHANNA   ANKKi.SON,   Locator,
'l'.-r,  .lanii-s   A.   • Im nl.   A;;i-nt.
Witness:    William   r:.m,-on.
.      — Kxp.  Nov. 12.
of Canada
^-fei
JOINT ACCOUNTS
lo    .'-.pl'llll
(Jill.I'l   1.11
Kt    COIlW-l'VlllCH'-l    Of    IllllUKll'lllI , pl-UI
iilid  I'Diitcnt.    Tho IiIIIIoiih of dollni'H j
anii  wiii:i;i:a,s ihi.-, i.>-i,,n  *„„„
liol    he    nil. 1 nl      1*1       ii-pivii i|    ..\i'i.|,t
,     . 1 "    1 1 , ;   iVllll     the     . ollhl'lit     of     lhe     I .Inlllrliliin -
KpOlll    fell'     WOlktllOII H     IllHUI'lIIICO   llllll jlloteiiior   In   I .nun il:
ihe t'urn of Um sick iiiid lii,|iiii*il wi-ic 1    Nu\v,  tiii-;iii-:i-'hiii:,   the   Muni.-iioii
Hpcnt lici'iiuiir. It 1111I1I. i!,V.lKw!,h,\,'!;i\^?\Vs'1"oiio«-,''' ""' ''",
In (ii'iniiiiiy  overy  Kl'i-  wuvil   In a,    1,  „,,„., ,„',,, wiiy ,,','. '(j,^,',,,  ,,.,   „„.
   I .MlHililpnl   c'liiiin-ll   nl    |||i-   Cmpoinli >u
An account may bo opened with thc Homo Bank in
tho name3 of two or moro persons, each having the
privilege of withdrawing or depositing money over
their own signature. In tlio case of the death of
ono of tho parties to a Joint Account thc balance remaining on deposit with thc Homo Bank may be
withdrawn by tlio survivor, or survivors, without delay or appeal lo any process of law.
JOHN ADAIR. Manager Fernie Branch
iiPTtTr.
i.~, .*■ _i
Mm
wrXv
.'nm
1, -.
fjiituliiy liiiit n tww tlinocfird wont
inlo effect and Mow wo kIvo Dw
r-lmimoH Hint nffoot UiIh point:
;il_J~-fi:20 ft. in. Loonl, onulbouiid.
SIS—10:00, Uognlftr pnssonBor wont-
hound,
7—11:10, Flyor, west hound.
'M\—IH: 1U, ,     UuKUlul*       plliitUiW.
PdHthound,
ai 1--20:119, I.ocM, woBlbound,
8—24:30, Flyor, oanthound.
2.114
120*1
21.17
lor.s
571
12 '■'!■'!
2S20
2T,U
S.l.'i.*?
Prntik  <J. NMrol, I-'miik, Alln.
Hniimrr  X. ,\yvo,  llnimer, II. C.
Illllri-c-Rt    1. i). JottPH. lnilcroKt. Aim.
Lothhrldce    I_,   Moore,  ]».  ().   11,1.  LotlilirlilRO, Altft.
I.IIlc     W. I_. r.miiK. Mil.-, Krniilf, Altn.
Mnplo J.r*nf  .... M.   lilldny.   Mnplo   l.onf,   Hollf-viio, Altn.
Mlrlicl    M. Mlrroll. Mktifl. H, ('.
IV-Ilr.  Hftlf.  NV-'.l   iv.-ii.-fnn.   P,-*i*f,li.irK,   ncll-fvim. Altn.
r.-isshiifBr     llnrry Mmllli,  Pftn.ilmri.', Aim.
2r.80   lloynl Collieries. Chorion SniM.. Hoynl Colliery. Lctliliildg.-. Alln.
Sir.*   Strnthconn    A. flhnn*, .Strnthronn, Aim.
1*^2   Tahor   Willinm  UuhwiII. ThIh'i*. Altn.
Is'.-J   Tafc-cr  E- Brown, T»bcr, AIW.
<J> STAY   AWAY.                ♦
♦ ♦
■<► Notice to All Mine Workers, ♦
•«► All nilii'TB nro roi|iio»W'(l to ♦
m.       1 ,, r        ' . •      n .
V       ■       -    .        ....„,       .-        -Af
♦ (Iriii-iinhuiK, l.iiirolio imd otlu-r 4\*
♦ inlnlim' tcwus In WcHtinoriiliiml ♦ | m'i'.ooi
♦ ooimty, whoro n f-itrll.ii Iiiih hi'i-n ♦
♦ III i.-ffcct hIdco April !l. 1010, tho ♦
♦ conl -oiiipiiiiIi'H IiiivIiik rc'fiiHn:l ♦
♦ 10 riToi'iiIzo   tlto    niliMTH' or- ♦
♦ r.-iril'/nilciii or ontor luln 11 irorlc- *&
j ♦ in-. iiKii'C'tiii'iil.    AkciiIh of llio ♦i,
■ ♦ c-cimI  ciiriimiitliiiis  11 ri* Mil/iiilnt.-* ♦;
!♦ min fioni Mirlr.ii.s p;irt« of iln. <j> ^
!'♦ couiiiry io tnlii' llu1 pliifc. of Uie ♦i
'♦ MilhiiH hy iiiii-nvn'-M-iiil-ni. t|p- 4-
! ^ tin.- iniidlllou of liffiilt-H. ^
FriANCIS  FKFIIAN,   *' ♦
l'n.-_.liji-rit. *e>
T. fnOVOV.l.V. ♦
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ft,  LAWRV. Agent
FLSUilt
mead orricc
UAMlLTOfi"
=J PAGE EIGHT
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, PERNIE, B. C, OCTOBER IS, 1910.
Each department offers
special Pay-Day Values
that will enable your dollars to circulate around
bigger values than usual
The GROWS N£$T TRADING CO., Limitecl
The Store of Good Values
We invite your inspection,
knowingour offerings will
more than fully uphold
our reputation' as "The
Store of Good Values"
A comparison of prices will prove that our Grocery,
Department caii save you from 15 cents to 20 cents
on every dollar, in some cases more, some less, but
the average will be as stated. We handle only the
highest quality of table supplies, and offer them at
the lowest possible cost to you. A dollar saved,
especially during hard times, is as good as a dollar
made.   We can save dollars for you.
Extra Paucy Table and Cooking Apples, 4-lbs 25c
Per box ...., <• • • •$1-75
Green and Ripe Tomatoes, per 20-lb. box 90c
Guaranteed Strictly Fresh Eggs, 2 dozen 65c
Eastern Township Creamer.v    Butter,    the    choicest
procurable, per pound ...." 35c
Canada First Cream, tlie best by Government, test,,
■ Large 20-ounce  .ins  7. 10c
B. C. Pure Cane Sugar at a price no higher than is
usually,asked for Chinese aud Beet Sugars. 20-lb.
cotton sacks  .-*. ,. .$1.30
Royal Household Flour is the highest priced and
highest grade flour in thc market. Notwithstanding
our price is less than asked by peddlars and others
for inferior brands and quality. We offer absolutely
"The Best" at a'saving price to you.   25-lb. sacks, 95c
50-lb.' sacks i *•' -?1-85
100-lb. sacks  ■...-** $3*60
Table and Gloss Starches, 3 pkgs 25c
Chase & Sanborn's Seal Coffee, 1-lb. tins 40c
Lipton's Red Label Tea, _■ lb. tins   . 30c
While Swan Laundry Soap, carton G bars 20c
Royal, Yeast Cakes, 6 for  -....'.". 25c
Genuine Imported Italian Macaroni and Vermicille put
up in 25-lb. boxes, per box   $2,00
Reindeer Condensed Milk, 2 tins 25c
Cream of Wheat Breakfast Food, per package... .20c
Blue Label" Tomato Catsup, per bottle 30c
Christie's Cream Sodas, 2-lb.  tins : 30c
C. & B. and Ilolbrook's English Vinegars,
quart bottles ^ 25c
GROCERY SPECIALS FOR SATURDAY.
Ridgway's After-Dhmer Coffe, regular "50c;
special -.*.. 40c
Fancy Limoneria Lemons, regular 40c".  special, per
dozen , _..25c
Sherriff 's True Fruit Jelly Powders, 4 pkgs...... .25c
Lowney's and Ilaida Assorted Chocolates, regular 50c
pound; special, per pound   * 25c
Raspberry Vinegar and Assorted ;Fruit Syrups, regular 25c; special   7.15c
Regular 45c; special  ...... 25c
Limited space will only permit us to mention a
few of the many money-saving items in our Men's
Furnishing Department. A visit will prove that yve
can serve you best, and save you money.
W. G. & R., Crescent and Metropole Negligee Shirts,
regular $1.25 and $1.50; special  95c
White Cotton Canvas Working Gloves, 5 pair... ..25c
Best Quality Fleece Lined Underwear, per suit.. .$1.10
. An immense showing of Fit-Reform; and Faultless
Clothing specially priced for,Pay Day Selling, making
it an event well worthy of your attention and inspection. . Fit-Reform is the criterion in Men's Ready-to-
Wear, being equal and in many cases superior, to
the made-to-order garment. New season's cloths in a
large. variety of, exclusive patterns, together with a
type suitable for your build, enables us to guarantee
perfect fit and satisfaction. This, together with
" values that cannot be duplicated elsewhere, should
help to break all previous records in- our Clothing Department. -*  7   ■■
Fit-Reform, regular $25.00, special ; $19.50
Fit-Reform, regular $22.00, special ' $17.25*
Faultless,  regular $16.50,  special ' $12.25
Faultless, regular $12.50, - special...' $ 9.50
Faultless, regular $10.25, special _. .$ 8.25
We are sole agents for Carhart's TJnion Made Overalls and Gloves. . '■ *    V
, Mr. Mali, we are offering for Saturday and Monday exceptional values in the Boot arid Shoe Department, and invite your inspection:
"NETTLETON SHOES."    :
The acknowledged leader in Men's Dress and
every-day Shoes. All new Fall "styles, made up ,in
Vici'Kid, Velour, Box and Wax Calf. Patent Button
or Lace and Ox-Blood. A glance in our window will
convince you of the superior style and workmanship
of the "Nettleton" Shoe.   Sold regular at $7.00 and.
$8.00. o Pay Day Special  $4.95
Men's Fine Dress Shoes in the latest snappy Fall
styles, made,up in all popular leathers and sold regular at from $5.00 to $6.00.  Pay Day, Special... .$3.95
A Fall opportunity for White Wool Blankets.
Many have already felt the need of - Wool Blankets,
and "so we think tliere will be a wide appreciation of
this excellent offer. Large double-bed size with Red
and Blue borders, weighing seven pounds a pair.
Saturday and Monday Special, per pair $4.10
" Broken Hues of Ladies' Vests. Eight dozen only
Ladies' Winter Vests in part wool and heavy fleece
line with straight buttoned fronts, self and silk trimmed and silk draw strings in neck. Natural, Cream
and'White. Regular 60c, 65c, 75c. Pay Day
Special 50c
Ladies' Fancy Neckwear, made of Silk Chiffons,
Nets and Silks. * trimmed   with    Valenciennes Lace,
Applicqucs and,'Pipings of Paisley Silks.   They come
in a variety of styles and colorings including blacks.
Regular 60c, 65c, 75c.   Pay Day Special .45c
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Our Furniture Department is showing many new
novelties for the home, while our prices for Saturday
and Monday in many instances are cut to the extreme
limit. - ■
Nairn's Imported,Linoleums and Floor Cloths.   A,
timely event for, the majority of housekeepers are
planning and preparing the furnishing of   the .honies .
foi* the Winter months.   Nairn's Linoleums are noted
for tlieir finish, coloring, and:, the superiority of designs. '     ■ '
Linoleum, regular $1.25 per running yard, sale.
price $1.00
Floor Oil Cloth, regular 75c per running yard;,
sale price 60c
Our Dress Making Department, under the supervision of Mrs. Davy, is prepared to render you a
prompt and satisfactory service. All work fully guaranteed.
LADIES' READY-TO-WEAR DEPARTMENT
, . We invite your inspection of.. the new and exclusive models in Tailored Garments that we are showing* for Fall and Winter wear. All Suits and Dresses'
fitted by. an, expert and alterations made free of
charge. ,„
For Saturday and Monday we are. offering ,ou*c
entire stock of Imported Tapestry Squares, Red, Green
' ancl .Fawn grounds at ridiculously lo>v prices. Not a
gingerly clipping of a few cents off regular-prices, but
a deep cut that makes it necessary f$r anyone wanting
the rugs to come early as they are sure to go at special prices mentioned below:   ■. ■ ■ .
3x2y2, regular $6.75, special $4.95
3x3, regular $8.50,ospecial ..'.." _ $5.90
3x3y2,* regular $10,' special ; .7 . .$6.90
3x4,* regular $15, special    *.". $12.25
Small Tapestry Rugs, size 24x50; good patterns in
Red, Fawn and Green colors.   Saturday and Monday
special' — .. r  .55c
ij
' ilike Johnson, well-known on the
Crow's Nest, of Bellevue, Alta., was
in town spending a few days with
friends this week-end.
 Those-who-are-fond—of—dancing-
should mark up Thursday, the 27th,
as set aside for attendance at the
Fourth Annual Ball of Esther Lodge
of Rebokahs at the Bruce hall.
A crowd assembled, on Wednesday
night at the Grand theater and from
the ■ repeated applause that greeted
. the efforts of tho different portions
of tho "Old Maids' Convention" there
is no doubt that they were greatly
appreciated,
On Saturday next, October 15th, the*
Ladies' Aid of the Methodist church
will hold a sale of work in the school
room, commencing at 3 o'clock in the
afternoon. Tea will be served from
3 to 6 p. m.; supper from 8 to 10:30
p. m.
A meeting . of all interested ln
Canada's winter game of hockey nro
cordially Invited to be present next
Monday night nt a meeting that will
bo held In the King Edward Hotel
parloi-B for the purpose of making
preparations for the ensuing season,
Mount Fornie Lodgo No. 47 continues to grow nnd prosper, several
candidates put through this month
and more coming. Tlio meeting night
Is Wednesday of onch week .in the
K. P. hnll. All visiting Odd Fellows
welcome.   , «
Willinm Scott, tha undortnker, lias
transferred his business to Messrs.
Thompson and Morrison, nud whilst
we llko theso gentlemen wc nro In
doubt as to whether wo ought to
wish thom well aH thoy nro tho lant
men In this world wo wnnt lo lmvo
anything to do with.
Tho mnny friends ot Vic Hamilton
•will be pnlncd to' hear of tlio unfortunate accident which befell him nt
Now Westminster, through falling off
n box car wlillo the train wns In
motion, nnd cutting off ono log jimt
below Dw. knee,
Al ft recent meeting of the bonrd of
I rndo nmong Dw Hovornl matters dlH-
ciiBHod was thnt of the oslnbllHhrnont
of n (oclmlcnl hcIiooI In this locality
iind It was docldod to consult with
I lie officials of tho conl compnny with
ii view to olilftlnlng tliolr ro-oporntloii
In lho inntter. Jt Ih cortnlnly n much
nooilc'il Institution In this town and
any nHslHtnnco thnt wn cnn glv-.i lo
the projoct will bo   .icorfnlly given.
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\ Letters To      --jf
\       The Editor *
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■  Fernie, B.  C,  Oct.  12,  1910.
*Tcf ti_e~Edit"o"r"of"The~_euger.—	
Dear Sir:
I would like to ask space in your
paper for a short letter, and although
a confirmed Liberal, and with but
little knowledge of Socialism, I desire to call attention to certain matters that strike me in the pending
election. '        n
It is the evident, intention of the
Conservatives to get a snap judgment by the precipitated manner in
which the nomination and election
has been arranged. Although I do
not deny that my party has in the
past dono certain things which wore
not in accordance with the rules of
fair play, yet, personally, I have
nlways stood for a square deal, regardless of party affiliations. As a
Liberal I can see nothing in the Conservative party that should commond
itself to us, nnd whilo we do not go
ns far as' the Socialists, wo certainly
can consider ourselves moro advanced
thnn the standpatters, and as wo
hnvo so small nn opposition of our
own In the houso at the present tlmo,
it would bo more to our Interests to
seo them Incronse. Evon though wo
do" not, agree with either of the
pnrtl-es, yet, under tho clrcumstnucoa,
of two ovlls wo chose the lessor, nnd
wo cortnlnly cnn aay thnt tho Con-
sorvatlvo pnrty is not tho lessor.
Sponklng personally, I would, of
courso, much prefer to havo soon a
Liberal candidate In tho field, as n
quostion of principle. Dosplto tho
Htatomonts ho frequently mado that
both Liberal nnd ConHorvutlvo oro
practically nllko, I do not tnko this
vlow of It nt all.
Thanking you   In   tho expectation
that  thlH  will  not bo  consigned  to
tho waste paper baskot,
I nrn, yours,
LII3I311AL   DEMOCRAT.
SMOKER AND PRESENTATION
TUESDAY EVENING
(Crowded Out Last Week.) r ■.-
A very enjoyable time characterized the evening's doing at the Fire
Hall when one- of their members,
Arthur Harrison, a well-known' and
popular-young fire fighter was shown
uiS^irp'ecipion^itTTvfti^^
by his comrades by being the recipient of some very ■ serviceable and
beautiful presents. >
Chief McDougall, in making the
presentation of a cathedral chime
clock, expressed his pleasure, in
which he spoke for the rest of the
department, of the esteein they felt
for him and wished him every happiness in , the partnership he was
forming and recommended that those
who had not already tnken unto themselves a wife would not hesitnte to
follow the example Arthur was setting them. After tbe gift had been
mado, a beautiful work of art, as
well as a necessary article of furniture In every household, Arthur replied ln fitting terms thanking them
all for the good fellowship that their
kindness so thoroughly exemplified
and on behalf of himself and bride
said they would ever cherish thoir
gifts,
In addition to tho clock, bearing
tho following Inscription: "Presented
to W.'A, Harrison by tho Fernio Firo
Department on the occasion of his
marrlngo, October Cth," a most delo-
cately nnd chaste cako server nnd n
silk umbrella suitably engraved woro
presented.
BAPTIST CHURCH  NOTES,
Thn pastor, Hov, Thomson, occuplod
tho pulpit I'ihI Hiimliiy both morning
nnd cvc-nlng, Very few vac-nut clmlrs
worn iiotlrc-nblo nt tin- -ftvciilug tlln-
f-nurno nnd iih rnnro mom Ih roqiilrcd
tho now church In being rushed along
UH  <lU_V*k_)   Ub   pOi-iaii-i**.'.
Mniiilny ovonliiK a roc-opt lon wiih
towl-Mi-d tbo now puntor by the con-
Krognilon nml young people, wlii'ii ii
Iriri'o mltier'tu- of frli-.ii.-- \v«-n< cm
tlllllil IM Ulli'i' pail in tin- -.lin-l.li>.. A
program of vr_.nl niul lnstriiiiu-iKnl
iniiHlc wiih ni-ritiigcil ami cniili-d
through HtlfroKHfiilly, nfi'-r which ro-
freiiliriictitf. wnr-" norvod. It _ v. Thorn-
hoii gave- a hIioii mldic-hri, h_i._iil<liig
fonJIiig.y nml urged ur.d hop-d for
thn tittccctoitiil tiLffylun on ol tho
gront work In Pernio,
Owing to Hped-il ecnlrcn tur twxt
wook at tbo Vrinbytorlitn diur-rb, th"
trfli!-wfiolc prayer mooting it ml yoiinc
[■_opl«'*K movDiia urn dliix-unf-d with.
Swvl-i* «■» oii Rur.ifiny an vim*].
Money  to  Loan    on    rial  estate
■security.   Eckstein _ McTnggnrt. np.
Lillo, Altn., Oct. 3, 1010.
Editor Ledger,
nonr Sir:
Ah It In not. ofton tlmt wo boo n
lottor from this enmp In your pnpor I
hnvo thought thnt porhnpR n fow
won]-, would not bo out of plnco,
Wo hnd n vltilt from our district
prosldont on Sundny nnd also Clem
Stubbs, tho vlco prcHldi-nt, wns hero.
You iiiiint oxciiho mo If I mnko mlH-
InIcon bcciniHi- I cnn hho n pick much
bottor tlmn a pon. Why doos not tho
Hocrotnry'of nur local hoik! n lino or
two lu now nnd then? Wo llko to
rond about tlio othor cnmpH nnd I nm
Hiiro Hint In tho others enmps thoro
nro Homo who would llko to know
what Ih going on nt Lillo.
xx'n \ir,i\ i i>nry pnr.d tlmo nt. Oritur.
day nlmht nt tho hole! of ChnrloB
Knur--, and Mr. I'owell, tin* president,
kiivm iih n good talking to which I
lio*je will do uomo good and then on
Kiiiidny wo had n meeting nnd got
eight   new iiir-mborH to Join,    Thnt'H
 t   - i 1 ...     „ . .    II, r.    ♦-...   ,i
•  ■ .-..-n      '.'.....	
to Join the union nH wo novor know
wlu-n niiyihliig mny happen uh nnd
iln' way tho union trentcd Piotro Ton-
elln slit-wed uh thnt accidenth will
happen nnd wo novor know who will
bo the next one. Join your union I
tell rlir-m nil and mnko ynur.xolf flint
much stronger. Now I hnvo written
ii lorn; letter, but I hope Mint ■somebody wbn tan write b.t.er than me
will «i-nd uomo ih-wh of this enmp.
Yours truly.
A DICORIl.
IMItor.--Wo nro nlwnys glnd to ro-
ftolio any lettc-rn itom our hubncrlbew
ind nl-io -irlnh thom to lindornttt^d
that an tlilu in (In- orgnu of DUtrlct
IS, Hint ll Ih tho mlnorn' pnpor.
On Thursdny night nt 8:30 thoro
wero ovor 100 friends and relatives
of tho contracting partlos nltondod tho
Presbyterian church to attend lho
first wedding thnt hns beon performed In thnt building slnco Its construction,
W. A, Harrison, bottor known
nmong hia friends na Arthur, attondod by Mr. Ambormnn, led Miss Lily
LowIr ns hlfl brldo to thc nltar. After
the Rov, Hugh Qrnnt hnd tlod tho
nuptial knot ho presented tho happy
pnlr with n Dlblo nH n momonto of
this bolng tho first wedding colobratod In Knox church slnco Its reconstruction,
Tho brldo nnd groom, with thoir
woddlng guoHtH numbering nbout r>0,
ropnlred to tho Hotol Northorn, whoro
mlno host Enchwlg hnd propnrod n
vory dnlnfy nttppor Mint wnH duly np-
predated by nil participants,
Congratulations woro showered upon
Mr. and Mrs. JInrrlRon nnd numerous
wero tho oxproHBlon of good will on
thoir oinbnilintlon an life's Journoy
together.
Tho groom, who Ir In tho omploy of
tlio Fornio Cooperntlvo nssoclntlon,
Ih woll Jlkod by nil wltli whom lio
(•omen In contact for his ever obliging mrinnoi' nnd nH proof thoroof
nmplo nvldonco wns glvon    by    tho
ynnn.:-    iif-^fn.l     flr,,**     -**^ T.T1^"*to     •*■*'.-Off-.-itr,
rocolvod.
Tho fin* brlgndo, of whloh Mr. Hnr-
rlMon Ih nn energetic rnernhor, In addition to tho presentation mnde on
Wt-diii-tsiliiy night, woro JiJh guostH on
Tlmrmlny, nil pnylng trlbuto to his
. i ,     ,,
• '■ l  ■  -"■•- ----—' »»■-.*-•
Tho brldo, who wan MIbb LlJy
i.ewls, Ih only n short time out from
hor old homo In Harking, nenr London, fa a vory nmlnblo young lndy
nnd hns nlrondy mndo for herself a
circle of warm fi-lomlH unntilmoiiH In
wlslifnir lior ovory linpplnon-t.
SLACK   DIN   SERIOUSLY
DAMAGED  BY  FIRE
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Now Open for Business
Boots, Shoes, Trunks
t  W. R. McDOUGALL
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J &F Block $
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ner a fire had broken out and was
already making considerable headway
in the new'slack .bins of the <_. N. P.
Coal company situated on the north
side . of, the * railroad track., Two
hydrants belonging, to tho company
were quickly brought, into requisition
but these would have been Insufficient to cope with the flames and
the utilization of the,additional hose
bought during tho current summer
showed most convincingly ot tho advantages resulting from tho wise step
tnkon by the city authorities to be
prepared for any emergency. Unfortunately thoro was some delay experienced owing to the fire wngon
being stalled for ft short tlmo at the
railroad crossing, but when tho fire
laddies reached tho scene of nctlon
tboy did magnificent work In pro-
venting tho ravages from spreading
nnd considering tho difficulties under
which thoy labored grent pralso is
given without stint from thoso who
woro thore.
This slack bin, which was only
constructed n short tlmo ago, Is completely out of commission, but this
will not In any wlso interfere with
tho delivery of coko for tho reason
thnt tho emorgoncy big built shortly
nfter tho gront. flro of 1908 is quito
cnpnblo of handling tho business,
Tho forwnrd portion of tho 'structure Is completely destroyed nnd pro-
sentR nothing but a charred mnss lb-
tormlnglod with twlstod nnd wnrpod
Iron work. Flvo slnclt cars whleh
woro on tho track nro nil destroyed
oxcopt, of course, that tho running
gear mny bo nvnllnblo for futuro ubo.
TIiIb flro Is on proporty outsldo of
tho city llmltfl, but dosplto this the
dopartmont woro nblo to mnko con-
ncctlonfl with tho hydrnntH within
tho llmlln thnt cortnlnly demonstrates
thnt thlH city Ih now.nR woll equipped to fight fire ns nny In Cnnndn,
Tho town of Mngdoborg, fiormnny,
roccntly ndvortlsod for n mnyor. It
offorod to pay n snlnry of $!>,2G0
n yonr, with $1,000 nddod for offlco
expenses to the right man. Tho np-
plications wero to bo received up to
Sept. 1.
FOR LIUSIS—flrniiiLTliontoi', electrically lighted" nnd  honied;  floating
in.
lltJ'Ulil),     _..*<.,      {ii...**.'     i,\.^.Jin,..v....,.v...t
ndoqunlo for •.nri.o.-t tvnvoltni*. onm-
piinlcR. tn'nlnuim period ono yonr,
AppllcntloiiH must bo In by Nov. fi,
I J. Ki-uh, Itox 301, Foi nlo, IJ. C,
FOR   RENT—ROOMS.
FOR RENT—The store known as
the Heintzman Parlors, in the Miners*
Union Block. For further particulars
apply D. Rees, P. O. ,361, Fernie,
B. C.
FOR RENT—Rooms for light housekeeping near the school on Victoria
avenue. Address "G," . caro Ledger
officer . •'      -    "        3t-p
FOR RENT—Comfortablo shack,
partly furnished. Apply Mrs. Hutch-
eon, McPherson avenue between Rogers and Thompson. np.
FOR SALE—REAL ESTATE.
40 acres of fruit land at Creston
for sale. Watered and woll locatod.
E. T., caro Ledger Office.       ,  3-tp
FOR SALE—Furnished boarding
houso, Proporty known ns tho GUI
Boarding Houso. Apply Ross & Lane,
barristers.
FOR SALE—Three-room cottage on
corner lot, 60x120, Mason avonuo.
Prlco, $575. Terms. Box 371, Fornio,
B. C.
FOR SALE—Ono genuine Walnut
bookenso; ono oak sldobonrd. Apply
nt tho Duthlo Hardware company.
FOR SALE—Ono-fourth acre land;
two sldos foncod; Wost Fornio; $100
cnsh.   Apply "D" Ledger Offlco.
THE most vital improvement in Fit-Reform Suits
this season is—the splendid shoulder effects.
FOR SALE OR RENT—Two ncroB,
moro thnn half cleared; partly cultivated; lnrgo barn nnd chlckon Iioubo.
Situated at Cokato, Address "M" enro
Lodgor,
DU8INE88  OPPORTUNITIES.
FOR SALE—MlddlemaBB Bros., win-
nors of "Hunter Trophy," Arrow
LakoH fruit fair, hnvo a fow bloclm of
partly Improved fruit lnnd for »aIo—
bolng pnrt of tliolr ranch, ono milo
from town on govornment rond, lnko
frontage. Cheap for -quick snlo. Address, Arrow  Park, B. C.       11-lt-p
TO LET—A two-roomed shack, fur
iiiMioil,    Apply  Hi   .jiiOKt-l   llllll.-:,
WANTED—MISCELLANEOUS.
  If
VTfEhave created the most becoming models that
have ever been shown—natural, well rounded
shoulders, — neither exaggerated in breadth nor
skimped in faddish fashion,
pIT-REFORM caters to real men who demand
good taste as well as good style.
WE show above the Fit-
Reform Double Breasted
Sack Suit —made chiefly in
Scotch Tweeds — ranging in
price from
$18. to $25.       120
^Z^t /t/^l ^/£l
WANTED—Cotton Rngs nt Tho
District Lodger Offlco, Good prlcos
pnld.
I-
Aftor the gaiety incident to the
marriage celebration of Arthur liar-
rlfton, tho bnyn of tho flro brlgndo
JiiicI an opportunity of rot •.-ruins tlje
old ndft/To of "(ii-fj- boforo [t1t*nnttro"
an It was iIiKco\«-iod About 2 o'clock
In uomo nR yot unnrcountnblo mnn-
R. W. McDonald
Accountant and
Auditor
P.O. Box 1126 Calgary
I nm msiikln-s rr-Rtilftr vUlt* to
IhU dNrrfrf nrtd nhnil in triad to ro-
(five,- any enquiries rolatlvo to ac-
cmiwnnf work. KM-tp.
^■v11 A_jT15i>—i_W"7or' RonofKl"honho-*
. I.          I .     '        <<           r.1   -..,,. -~ I    lt....,„.,
'/.».,       .VVt",J     .*..-.    -. .'• <■    •	
mer.
WANTED—A llmltod number of
young billion to comploto clnss In
Dermatology. A full coiiiho Includes
hnlrdrcsBlnB, marcel wavlns. hnir dyo-
lnjtr nnd blonrblnir, Rcnlp trontmonts,
fntlnl HKiHHdgG for removing wrinkles,
blncklicndR nnd blemishes of tho skin,
mnnlourlni. nnd children's hnir cut-
tint., wljjr making and hnir work In nil
Its branches. Good position* aro
easily Bceurcd by graduates from this
colIoRe, Course opon October 15th.
Full p/mlcnlnrs on applies.Ion to the
norroinry, Minn Bvn Powell, fn nnd Inn
Colk'Ko of Dormntolony, 723 Tender
stroot, Vnncouvor, D. O.
The Crow's Nest Trading Co,
Sole Agents in Fernie
' J •••••**-Hr***-Wr^*****^
"HPT P"     I
Us pay money to white labor
FERNIE STEAM LAUNDRY
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