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VOt. VI.   No. 5
FERNIE,   B. C,  September 3rd"1910
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PREMIER AND PARTY:
OFF AGAIN ON AGAIN
e Gathering Greets the Visitors-
Address Presented to.'Sir
-     /Wilfrid-Made Brief Stay
NOTHING  DOIN  FOR  DECOUX
Tuesday evening-at' 7:25 p. m. the-
speclal train hearing Sir Wilfrid and
his party nrrived at the'C. P. R. station, where thoy. were, met, and conveyed by - automobiles    up    Victoria
.. and-hence to the office bf the-Coal
company  preceded  by .the  Fire De-*
•partment staff riding oiVtlieir wa£on.
.-> garlanded'-.in > red,-*-"white arid Jblue.
buhtlng. 7The  crowd,   a very  large
one,' assembled  in ■ the"*Bpace  front-
; Ing the steps from * the top of which
,  the speeches were delivered. * - Mayor
* 'Sherwood Herchmer presented amem:
;, ortal, a, beautifully'executed work of
if art,', the joint",  efforts    of    Messrs.
': Boulton and* Banwell.    The,Premier
1 then stepped forward and was loudly
', - cheered. --*.'"•'       '    .    -" '
'*- Mr.   Mayor,. Gentlemen  of , the  City
Council,     and     Fellow-citizens   of
. „. Fernie: •    ' '*_'''-  ■
"•   It. is." with . mixed feelings of pleasure and regret that I find myself in
this new city of Fernie.   The. buildings - which-'are before-me; and- upon
which I ,can cast7my' eyes, are evi-
- dencef of .'the .energy .>nd-"" enterprise
of the people    of   ,British Columbia
generally, and of ^the western people,
••*   I might say.,. Here    in   Fernie you
have given evidence of this energy
.. and, enterprise, perhaps ■ in a larger
degree  than, any  other" city  in the
>western part* of Canada,; In that your
.  city, having been destroyed'by fire
:. '.two years ago, you have settled'your-
'*"  -Olvo- dcv."i- to the taskwof=rebuild"-
.7,ing it,  and hot-unlike-the. Phoenix
.....of the fable, Fernie has risen from
7   its ashes more beautiful than it was
; before. .This could not*have been ac-
■ compllshed  except .by-a  population
'•■■ endowed with- this" energy, and.enterprise' 'of which J have-,spoken. *Per-
-' haps, Mr! Mayor, you. will allow me
-." to say that, although, this ist a non-
"'.' political  meeting, .still,  a .'statement
■ which I, believe .will be.', shared , by
all,' whatever he 'their political opinions, is that if Fornio'exists tddfty;
as Its does, a bright-and rising city,-
it Is duo to the construction of the
Crow's Nest Pass.ralhvay,-which was.
tho first measure carried out ,by the
government of .which I have tho hon-
. or. lo bo* tho chief, when wo -.took office in 180(3.'. Since'that time; "the
.. policy which wns adopted on'that-oc-
caslon -has- boen moro than vindicated
by tho ovont, and * I may .-say, also
thnt wo havo done'In this; 14;yonrs.for
southern' British, Columbia what .wd.
nro now trylng-to do-also-for-north-
em British Columbia .by, tho construe-
'  tion of tho. Grnnd Trunk * Pacific railway.   The construction of tho Pacific
rnllwny will- do for 'anothor part of
•, the .province .Uie. very, thing -which
* has beon done by  tho const ruction
of tho "Crows Nost Pass "railway. "It
: will opon .up. n,.nQivi,„coVlpt*CXr,ylMlflv
for wonlth nnd resources may woll
vlo wllh  tho  southern pnrt at tho
' province-'nnd.tho, effect of ^ha'. policy
which wo havo', adopted'will bo to un;.
fold.on tho mnp of,, tho province at
' lonRt) 1,000 miles moro of hnbltabld
torrltory, .. **.  '**■ '    .v. „
-. It was my prlvllbgi**. Just a-woolc
, ngo, lo visit the'northorn part-o-*
your provlnco nt Prlnco" Rupert.,-niiii
1 may sny to tho credit of . IJrU'Bl*
Columbia (which, In my Judgment Ig,
n.s I hnvo stated often ln lho <*n**t,
the finest province ln tho Dominion)
thnt tho northorn purl of It is equal
■ ln ovory particular to* tho southern,
You nro proud,, nnd naturally proud,
of whnt you have horo—of your many
resources In conl, nnd In minerals'of
ill vera Horlfl, nnd I mny say nlflo your
roBonreoH In ngrleulture, which, lot
mo toll you, Mr, Mayor und follow-
cltlwiiH, will be oqunl In evory particular to whnt. you lmvo undor your
foot, You havo Blgnlflod.ln thla ad-
•dross thnt lho population of, Fornio
Ih proud of tho Institutions under
which wo llvo, nnd thnt the wholo
population, whether nnt Ivo or niton,
lo/proud of the nnmo of Canadian, I
nm proud, also, to know from namo
* of tho things I havo noon that thero
in not only a large native clement In
it bo Iii Europe, or whether amongst
our cousins the American people,
tliey will never find in the land of
tlieir.-birth, better land, better .hnvs,
better Institutions, than .those of
■Canada,    (Hfear! Hear!) " <■  '
' It 'is"- our' proud" "privilege 'tliat w'e
aro '-.living .under-British institutions.
If have hinted' m'ahy ."times, tand I re-
peati.again, that the*. British'.- institu-i
tions under which we live,' are the
best that have ever been devised for
, the-government of man. .We. are a
monarchy, and "we are,at the. same
tiriie'a' democracy. We are subjects
of the-King,'but we know that the
King-himself, .like the humblest of
lu's .subjects, is subject to the law,-
ond .that, he is himself, the first to
give an-example of submission to the
law; and in this part of .the vast
domain bf his Majesty in Canada, we
are proud to maintain ourselves under'
the .British,-*, rule, and- to say-that
-whilst we are Canadians, we are also
Biitish. subjects to the core. (Applause.)        -   ......     ,     -,,.-•-.
L told 'you a. moment' ago that', it
is for -me..a'-matter -_6fl rejoicing' and
regret that I appear" before" you.    I
have told .you of-the'rejoicing, and
now let'me tell you    o'f   the regret.
The  regret is  that'this  is my last
mec-sting- in  the Province * of "British
Columbia.'    Two weekS ago today I
entered   British  Columbia   .on    this
present  trip,  and  for ■ the  last  twb-
weeks we have beentraveling through
thajprovtacerrightrand-eft^Aortbrand'
south, east-and west. "Everywhere we
have met with .a most cordial reception; in fact, on'-landing two'weeks*
ago .in the -city of Vancouver, I might
hnve been "landing'again in thc old
city. ;of-^Quebec.;-which for the Iast-,30
years.   I    have had  the  honor  and
privilege  of  representing  In * parliament, and I do not think I could havo
received • a warmer- welcome than-, the
ono that-greeted me on that-occasion.
I  therefore retain  In my',heart the
kindest, remembrance of the peoplo of
'Bi ltish Columbia!   Let me say,' also;
that tho pooplo of British Columbia*
received / me _ Irrespective ■■. of    party
politics,   May I be permitted to say
that I nm'a party man.   I oolong* to
the Libera] party.   I think my party
Is'the .best,, but J ,havo 'not. fault' to
find.with thoso who think"it Ib not;
but whothor wo aro*Liberals or Conservatives, we can all admit thnt .the
nlpi'niid purpose which wo havo in
vlbw—all of' us—Is tho welfare and
Hits" glovyand the happiness of Can-
udn, our country.    (Enthusiastic ;ap;
pidu'se.) '.',.."*
If.Is wltli. a sontlmont of rogrot that
now I am departing from British
Columbia. You have been kind enough
in',this 'address, -sir ,to say, in' your
concluding words that you hope providence will.'.keep'"me for .some-.-years
yet b the position of .which ' I am
now.• the .head. ■ I "cannot hope that;
You can see.iby.my. white .locks that
I am ■ pretty. far' advanced ,in' years
now; but whether I remain long or
not—whether." I ..am here .for some
years" or more, or whether'I be removed at an early.-dote, it.does.not
"matter. I have done. my, share,, to
the best of my ability, aiid I hope
that when I have gone the people
whom I am now addressing may have
a'kirid.rememT.ranco'-foE. rriy memory.
" The Honorable-G.- P. Graham coin-,
menced his remarks by"allusion to
gray hairs not necessarily beiug an
evidence of .age," complimented- the,
'fire brigade'" oii,.their..up-to-date ap-
pearance.,.compaving 'it to ihe ,days
when^ as^ 'a;-fire lighter he'"operated
the-old **hand punipV The" band was
also ..mentioned and' a short .'description, of his efforts' at "playing .a'.oorn'et
being;unsuccessful then he' regaled
his Wdleiice,' with the usiial campaign
•tallc about'"'the- great'* -opportunities
open for the young men* in "Canada
clearly proving that his. early, apprenticeship both in the pumping incident to. the'old- methods of -fighting fire' as well as the cultivation of
lung development have made him
eminently fitted for the position of
politician.. .,
The - question of railroad construction was touched upon. The" facetious
manner in which he delivered his address tickled his hearers immensely
judging 'by" the roars of 'laughter
created. •' - * * *   '■
At the conclusion of Mr, .Graham's
speech the' party accompanied by
many,-citizens passed into the lobby
of the company's offices when Mayor
Herchmer introduced A.' J.' Carter,
secretary of District 18, U. M. W.* A;,
and J: W. Bennett. * the former presenting and reading an address on
the Decoux case which appears in full
in this issue. At .its conclusion Sir
Wilfrid - stated. that it was not'a
matter, .that-'he' could, dp-' anything
with but'was for Mr. Sifton's government to attend to. - His interviewers assured him that they were per-
-tr\r.l\.r _^\ll_LIVi*itr_^/3i*_L>\f J^tV»a*_Jfa/.t1'^>illl'l
-ICoLAJ, .TT *Oli "LfcTT U_ ^, TO* V**V, *m,ww,  mm^
had'mefely*b'r'oughtit''t6 his notice
so "that he-might-know-the- methods
of administering justice in the province^! Alberta.-'policed by the R, N.
W. *M. P. who are-fetill under Dominion*'.jurisdiction:   ...   -.tv. » ■'■
After expressing his pleasure for
the information and being told that
It was because of the"* principle involved that lio should'bo-acquainted
w,ith tho facts of * the'case" the' delegation retired satisfied' thnt thoy had
fulfilled their mission of acquainting
tho honorable gentleman * with the
manner iri which'-ii' man Is accused
arid treated before his trial haB- taken
place.
The train departed in the evening
bound' east leaving Senators Bostock
Tomplemnn and Ralph Smith behind
who woro the guests of the Liberal
supporters, of the city until Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock* when thoy
departed'on tho west bound passenger. fl
FERNIE'S
LABOR DAY
SPORTS
Goad Weather til That
is Required to Assure
Successful Day   .
There .is only one feature that, will
mar the Labor Day*, celeb rations and
that will be the weather, but we-.are
creditably" .informed that *,'Jupiter
Pluvius' has been approached- by joint
delegations to take ■ a holiday, on the
5th. Please note everybody that the
sports in Fernie next Monday consist
of 'a splendid program of events and
the prizes offered are sure to tiring
out a large field, of contestants. In
the "evening all, lovers of the sturdy
and scientific art of * mutual, punching
will be able to .enjoy themselves
watching the boxers. The preliminary
bout we understand is. arousing considerable enthusiasm among the local
sports as both, men are said-to be
clever and although their weights are
considerable different each man has
supp'orters. The main feature,' however,' it is expected to be a big drawing card as both'boxers enjoy an International reputation.
The events consist of football
matches, baseball, etc.
List of Events for the Day.
.1:40—Hop, step and jump.
**" 2:00—Running long jump.
2:30—Running, high jump.
73:00—Tug-of-war  (without cleats.) .
-„3:-3Q—inn.yni-fi rm-p, -■*- •
3:45—Wrestling.
4.15—440-yard race.
'4:30—Squaw tepee.
5:00—Two-mile race.
5:20—220*hurdle.'., '
10:30—Tennis  doubles.
6:30—Quarter-mile pony race.
6:40—Half-mile horso race,  (open.)
, 6:50—Pony race.
7:00—Horso race,  (open,)
7:10—Squaw.       ""'     -
7:20—Pony.   '    ■     *
7,20—Horse.   .
Thc horse race will be run from the
Bean foundry to Dr. Corsan's rosldonco and the pony races from Uio
Henderson block to Dr, Corsan's
house, .   ,,
Have you seen the interior of the
new postotfice? -      '
Mrs. L. Brooks and. son are visiting hor* parents, Mr. ' and Mrs. T.
Biggs..
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Biggs were
guests of Mrs. Charles Powell at Coal
Creek this week.
Miss *■ Evelyn Biggs returned from
the Prairie on Sunday morning_after
three* months' visit with her lister
in  Saskatchewan.- ...
.Methodist Church' Ladies' Aid
Monthly Tea at the 'home of Mrs.
I-I. Munkwltz Tuesday, September 6,
from 3 to' 6 p. m.,
W. J." Forsythe," who has been
absent for several months up the Elk,
arrived In town with a full crop of
hirsute appendages. '        '      ~
Gerald C-v Desmond is at the
Waldorf and will hold meetings at
Coal Creek and Fernio in the interests, of the, S. P. of C- of which he'is
an organizer.       . ,   7
S. A.'Williams, better, known as
"Art", was .busy .looking up business
for the Rand Drill company and also
greeting many friends, is registered
at-the King Edward hotel.
. "''Cap'! Carrutliers Creston, capitalist
and one' of the best known traveling
salesmen in-British- Columbia, .is a
guest at the Fernie. He will shortly
pay a visit to the headquarters of his
firm in Winnipeg, Man. -
Rev. ,Mr. -Dimmick will occupy
the pulpit at'the Baptist church'next
Sunday morning at. 11 o'clock. ■ Pastor
Spidell will preach in the evening at
7:30. His subject will be, "Significant Speech."
Goldwin Smith', who has been employed In the engineering department
,of the Crow's Nest Pass Coal company at both Michel and Coal Creek,
left this week to visit his old home
in Toronto."'        •** ,       -
Archie M. Brown- has resigned his
position with "Dad", Bleasdell to try
his hand at soliciting business for the
International. Correspondence, Schools
under George C: Egg.. We wish him
every success in his new venture.   .
Andy Morris, the Provincial '-on-
stable at New Michel, is at pre-seiit
under the doctor's care in Fei-nie suffering with a partial   cerebral  -par-
TURNED LOOSE IN
THE CITY STREETS
Tribe Visits Fernie to Enlighten the
Curious   Ones-Journey was a
Lively One All the Way
THE MYSTERIOUS   D.   O. K. K.
FERNIE RELIEF.
I. O. O. F. BUSY.
•JURY'S VERDICT DOES
NOT MEAN AN
ACQUlttAL   i'
> ThoBO. hoadllnos will • bring- mnijy a
thinking mun lo thut point when hu
will havo to docldo lu IiIh own mind
whothor wo nro living In n rlvllr/od
ago or not, Attorney General Mitchell
uaj'B the Mountod Polico nro within
thoir rights In the case of the Frank
mlntr, chnrgod ■ with murdor. They
cannot hco why the mounted polico
or polico of nny description should
not produce ovidoneo thoy had In ro-
gnrd to thin cn-so, nt tho, coroner's
InqueHl, In It not nu Injuullcu to ft
Hot of jurymen to withhold from thom
uvldoiico In deciding n ciiho? A jury
miiHt docldo nny ciiho according to tho
ovidoneo put boforo Ihem, but If"ovlr
donee Is withheld, how thon can they
df-r-ldo? Aro wo under mllltnry lnw
iih bunded out by thu mounted polico,
nnd our,civil lnw n fnrco, or Ih nil
civil relation**1 judged by men, tho majority of whom know vory littlo nf
Good atlondniiQ-p nt' "tho regular
meeting's' of :any'. and.. all organizations ls>a' Biiro indication of prosperity and harmony, That this .. is
truo with ^tojint; FoVnlo Lodgo No.
■17, I. o; b.;F„**' ona.. cannot deny
judglng'by'thd-good attondnnco Hint
grace the lodgo room, on Wodnos-
dny ovonlngH.' Tho Billy Ih kopt busy
judging by tho soundB liko unto thoso
that, nro ofton hoard uttered pn Uio
wiiy to Cokato. Next W'pdnoBdfiy night
several candidates will, mnko tho
•first* Journey • Into • 'the* myHtorloiiH
'rcnlms of Odd Fellowship...
A new situation' In lho tangled
skeins of ovents connected with tho
demands for refund has arisen with
regard to' Thomas Bigg's, whoso request to resign and refusal to accede
wero printed * recently, Judgo P. E,
Wilson has now been requested to
consider the advisability of tho Issuance of an order compelling him to
roslgn from nil participation.   ■
"A HELL OF A PLACE."
Ono of tho moHt Inlked of decorations that, greeted Sir Wilfrid nnd his
pnrty wns tho banner'ovor tho post-
office.   "This Is a Holl of a Plnco."
•Thoso nro tho words Ihat arc attributed to the llonorablo . Frnnk
Ollvor on Booing tho building used
for tho distribution of mnll by tho
Dominion govornment,
alysIs^bur"lt~isnioMd"tHat"wIt__caf_"
and attention he may soon be on the
highway to recovery. • ■
" Upon calling at the Grand* theater
Mr. Belli the ' manager,* assured, us
that * he regretted the - inconvenience
caused to the large contingent of Coal
Creek patrons by th'o misunderstanding regarding the train and states
positively tliat there will be no recurrence as he is particular to seo
that none' go' away dissatisfied.
A meeting of the Fernio Social and
Recreation club' is called for Tuesday
evening, Septembor Oth at 8 p. m.
This Is1 a very. Important meeting and
all who aro Interested aro requested
to bo present as It Is tho Intention to
establish the permanency of tho "•organization, also mako selection of
nnd order tho equipment, needed,
O. S. Frlzzell, 'who has boen associated, with tho Fernio and Fort
Steolo Brewing.company, leaves Saturday morning via- 'Spokane/ for St,
Cloud, Florida, -whoro ho Inlonds to
make his homo in 'tho hope of his
wife being able to recover hor health
na aho Is a martyr to rhoumatlsm,
Engineer R. Potter nnd wlfo, (who
Is ii daughter),-will accompany them
uh far ns Spokane.
Bedford McLeod was tnkon through
this wook from HoHmor to Nolson, to
which prison ho Iiiih been consigned
for ilO dnyH for holding up an old
limn whom ho dlspoHSOSHod of wntch
and a sum of monoy, tho amount
found upon hlm wns refunded to bin
victim and tho wnleh returned. .1.
S, T. Alexandor, P. M. Imjiosoil n flno
of $2.r* nud costs ln addition to tlm
month's confinement,
Long before the town clock struck
eight,* incidentally we cannot boast
a town clock, the sidewalk on both
sides of Victoria avenue *,vas thronged-
with an expectant crowd all eager to
see the performance tha. liad occasioned the* display of red, white and
blue bunting, interspersed with Ihe
blue, the yellow and the red, and at
the corner of Victoria avenue a--d
Wood street the magic letters D. O.
K. K.1 blazed out electrically. The
first concrete evidence of the terrible
fate awaiting: the initiates was the
unloading of tho .'property'trunks by
George Barton at the tamarac temple
de Bruce. The next feature on the
program, some airs that were decid?d-
ly spirituelle by the S. A. band, whose
bright red uniforms * were .in keeping
with 'the dominant color—red, were
all well rendered; this portion being
temporarily suspended' to permit of
the exit from the preparation -chambers of a long ..string of 'captured
knights," each having a* brotherly 'attachment one for another by means
of a thick hempen rope wound around
the waist of each neophyte doubtless
for the purpose, not only of holding'
them together, but to intimate the
possibility of being used for a necktie, in the event of any obstreperous-
riessl They were clad in white, and
with white hoods one could with* but
a very slight flight ot fancy imagine
that he  had  stumbled_upoh  a" gang
be    catalogued    In the directory   of
Khorassan. '„.
After blistering -of their, feet on
tho hot sands, drinking to the full
of the gurgling Quassia cup of Kern
55em and bestriding tho hump-backed
ship of tho desert tho collation at tho
.Fernie, was greatly appreciated and
the best of good fellowship prevailed.
Cranbrook, Creston, Lethbridge,
M'ichol and Medicine Hat. had representatives. * -   '
Comments heard on the side:   -
Deaf man to , a    bystander—"Eh!
what did you    say?      'Donkohbors?"
Cannot  be ,  as    they dispense with
superflous  clothing."
Wow! said another spectator, "who
said Bluebeard was dead? If he is
then  I   see  one  of  his' descendants
pointing to (the name has escaped
us)."
What did Max need the' arnica
for.he was in search' of?"
For further  comments    see
notes.
Elko
CITY DADS HAVE MEETING.
of" white * caps on „a southern raid or
lodge of manoblanca on-serious, mission bent .trailing'behind was a dray
in which through the bars of a-crockery crate, probably' to symbolize that
the quartette like Dresden china -were
especially fragile, hence demanded
more cnrefull care thnn the others', or
else becauso of their sleekness-and
juicy flesh they were-to ho the-succulent subjects of-' tho' man-eating
tiger. On foot and on horseback
dressed and bedecked with all the
grandeur and'eccentricity of oriental
grandees armed'with various weapons
of their offices came the degree team
and those who had trodden the path
of pain and whoso faces bore signs
of the jubilation thoy experienced In
expectation of the treaj; thoy know
was In store before tho tyros reached
tho summit, of their evening's ascent
and'" entitled .to wear the. emblem of
Tammany.*
After tho procession nbout CO un-
fortunatoH wero ushered, Into tho presence of the Grand Vizier nnd It wiih
morning before tho Initiatory core-
monies reached tho point where tho
mimes and addresses were entitled to
- -Minutes of a meeting of the municipal council of the corporation of the
City of> Fernie, held in the city council chambers on- Thursday, September—.
.1st, -l^i'0.  .*-
Present—Aldermen G. G. Johnson,
Thomas Beck, P. Kennedy, .W. J, J.
Morrison.." ■,.'••
•/Moved .that Alderman Johnson take
the .chair as acting mayor.   Carried.'
"Gloved—tlTSttr^thu—city    electrician—
be authorized to extend electric light
system    to    the    Maraiiaro'-'BrbOiers .-■
block, providing they .pay for cost of
installing, the  same to bo refunded
by use of light and-"power. ,, Carried.
' Moved that the petition ot certain
rate-payers  on  block  25 ,bo referred
to chairman of flro and hoalth com- *'
mittee,   Carried.'
■Moved that the city onglnoer bo
authorized to extend water service to
property owners outside of the city
limits' who have signified their willingness to come- into the city in
blocks -12, -13 and 81.   Carried,
Moved that wo rescind the motion
of March giving Mr.  Beck $100 por
'annum, and allow him $700 for seven
months' salary.    Carried.,
* Moved that wo adjourn.   Carried.
LABOR   DAY  IN  FERNIE.
TRADES AND LABOR
COUNCIL BEING
REVIVED
Wo note- that tho committeemen ot
tlio Labor' Day sports nro nil sporting tugs. In tlio lnpcls of their coats
to nttrnot attention. Excellent, scheme ''
Let us hopo that the old saying "Flno
Frldny, fine Sunday" may bo changed
(o rond flno Monday and thai everybody may onjoy themselves to tho
limit*. Got ln and have a good time,
If you don't It will be your own fault,
KILLED IN NO. 5 MINE
civilian life?    Any  country  will be
tlio! population of Fornio, but thoro | judged by tho civil rlghtn nllowod to
Is nlso a largo alien uit-iuuni, to
iU.-i 1 wuuU buy l"j!a lw iboay now
follow-eltli-onH of oura who hnvo come
from distant piirtn of Europo, or perhaps the United Stntos—to thom 1
would Ray, as tho first servant of
the Crown In this country, that thoy
aro tvolttW'f*. Whatever we lmvo wo
nro willing to shnro with thom.
"Whntovor wo rocolvo, .whnthor our
lands, our laws, or our TnslltullonB—
whnlovor wo hnvo, wo wnnt «hom to
tako a part of It, nnd our nlm tail,
ambition Is that thoy should become
wealthy nnd successful and prosperous. Tho only thing that wo ask of
them in return fur whut wu glvu thom
|« that as native Canadians thoy
stiowld be-rome loysl snd truo subjects
of His Majesty the King (Loud and
conllnuod applause). And why should
they not? It h* not sufficient for
thi>m that they should corn« and romnin hore a tew years snd then no
bRck to their native land, becauso,
III.   'H-Ui'lU,   IIKII   tll.U   <,<)    J.ll>,   V. Ill-UlCf
('(•.ronr*-!'!-, nr oHu-r Jury. 1ft Dw rljrhl of
the liberty loving Anglnn Bnxon. Thoro1
wnn no need for the mountod polico
to step Into tho enso of Docoux,
Nothing but evil will como out of Ihls
i-Anil net, and wo quostion tho rig1 lit of
iho polli-a Jf Uioy hurt nny nRhi xo
act at tho tlmo thoy did act, A clearer understanding on ihls quostion Is
duo to tho many that In tho futuro
mny bocomo connoctod with such
coses and may suffer Innocently.—>
Labor Bullotln.
"AOATHA OR THB LOST CHIl.O."
Tho director Thomas Biggs, and
tho secretary, J. J. Hughes, wish It
known that any who deslro to inke
part In the musical production,
"Agatha or the I.ost Child." aro'ro-
iincsled to let either ono know at
onc--» In ordor that tlmy may bn ap
portioned their renpcctlve parts so as
lot ne sniy to thom, that whatov-rlto have the piece presented to tho
bo *ho land of their b.rth. whethe.-' public at an early dato.
Although work ut. the mines hns
boen slack during tho wcok, Tuomliiy
bolng nn Idlo dny and Mondny only
one Hhlft. worked, thoro hns boon a
lnrgo crop of accidenth, Xo lonn than
nix ineii have mot with liijurlos of
moro or lonn Hovorlly up to Thursday
morning, Ono unfortunately fntnl and
his companion nt tho tlmo or IiIh
donth wiih nn bndly hurt that his
condition Ib aurloua,
HAItltY MnOUINSMY.
 K.tAUZI-3.
THOMAH BTOWBmi.
MBHUKKT UUKUOllY,
DAI) OKI. .ITUS.
Tlio flint named, tho only one
killed outright, Is n now arrival only
lm vin p-   Ti'M-lmil   tlii-on   wriolro   In   ("nil
Creek when ho mot tho fate bo common to those following tho mine-
workor's occupntlon—death by accident, No camo to 'tho Pass from
Montana, but Is a natlvo son of
Dritlali Columbln., born, at tho count.
His parents woro pioneers from
HcoDhiiiI nml hiu fnth«r Is still livin-/.
At Nnnalmo, whoro tho unfortunnto
young man worked for years In lho
various capacities of omploymont ron-
necled with tho coal mining Industry.
Ths young man Is 2(1 years of age,
u ibiikttunUly t-uuviKiUiLl w_r,Wt>(, -,*.*.«.-cv-
ful and well liked by all' his males
for his hnppy disposition.
Thn details of this sad accident as
fnr nH wo have boon nbln to gather
uro nn followH:
About, half piiHt nlno on WedncH-
day thn dr-rnnHnil, who wiih employed
ns Iiohh driver up 17 Incline In No, 5
mine, while lu tho net of ileliu'hliig a
lomloil car off tin- Mctllnty ropo In 111
room when a loadnd car ut tho top
broko nwny In hoiik* iinimrouiitalihi
mnniier and colliding with tho car
"which MHluliiHpy had unhooked
Htruck It with hucIi forco Hint tho
mini wan caught between Ilia cum
nt lho Hide, nvldi'tilly while hn wiih
In a bonding poHltfoii.   Help was In.
.-,...Hnlr.l..  n-l-T'Ti  Xiiyt  tir,ili\  mur*,   1,*-;vr>
liiHtnntnnooiiH nn tho skull was completely hnttored bimldes othor HorlmiH
ii-juiloH.
Ktiuui', who w.'iM Htnudlng In the
'.pf.ee between tho runaway car and
iho bottom of tho rami, wiih Hlru.'k
li,*,    ll    Hi   *n .-.limi    nini    iOiUiiui)   an'ittv;
r-Tolvlng n frncturo of sovornl ribs
and MorlmiH Injuries tn tho upp-ir part
of hin body aud now lies tu a critical
c
littlo l-'iigllHli, cntiH-.iuonUy tiiinblo to
iiHcni-tiiln    much    nliout.    IiIh    iiiiIp-
Ci'dOlltH.
A mooting for th« purpose of
formulating plnim looking lo thu ron-
urrectlon of tlin TradoH * nnd Lnbor
Council was hold on Wodm'Hdny evening in tho hull over .1. Ah'Uo's Htoro
and wiih ntiended by iwinhfTH of iho
dlffi'i'ont uiiIohh in tlm I'lty:, Ilrowury
WorkorH. Hnrtondor**, Cuf-peiilnrH,
Mill .'H, TeiiniHli-i'H, etc. .1. K. Oiiv-'tt
wiih li'inporiiry chnlniinn, I1., W.
Odi-11 of Iho limit niul Hlioi* Wnrlioi'H
gave a very cleiir .-xpoHltlnu of llu*
TliomiiH Hlowc, n drlviT work Ing .,-mi, m(\ o-nj-x'tM of uiilmilum nnd
In  Xo. !'  mini,', while In Dw net   of ,,*,,, inipnniiiM-o nml |*,*nHli*i iii-ci'iilug
THE   PRE8BYTERIAN   CHURCH.
Mr. I'qiei" Itndellffo will piny a
euphonium nolo on Sundny evening In
Knox church nnd tho choir will Hlng
tho nnl hem, "How Long Wilt Thou
Forgot Me, O Lord," by Curl 1 .nuf-
fer.
STEAM  ENGINEERS EXAM.
KxuinliiiilloiiH for '■■M'llfl.-nti-H, hoc-
ond, third nnd fourth cIuhh, will bu
In-Ill In ('rnnbriiok. KcptiJiiibi-r Ulli
and 7th, niul In Feiulo Friday, H*'|i-
ti'inlit'i' lull, ri.'ii*-..! noti* Ilii- iliit-'H nil
iiHplrnntH for thci'c government proofn
ni ciipiiblllty.
WEDDING.
driving n mnlo to work on tho nfier
noon iihlft on W-'diioMdtiy Hlmntoil to
tho lif-iist "(lot up," when without titiy
wni'iilng ludlciitlnn Hum; onl IiIh III ml
legn h!liking Blown with ono \we] 'in
tho point of Hip ehlii nml tbo other
plnnti»d,im forcibly on the upper pint
of tho fiifKt that It Ih feared thnl IiIh
broiiHt  bono  Ih  fractured.    Iln  was
t'tior-Vo<1  mwoTi'iMnim  ind  tl   win  full"
nn hour beforo he rocnvpreil.   Hn Is
now nu Itimato of the hOHpltiil.
Albort (Jrogory, while engaged  on
repair work In No. 2 on W^diK-'day.
mi
llii'ieto nld   llielr  fellow
l<i'e|) up ii, higher Hliiudiii'il of living. I
I    ,1, ti, WiUIcth followed outlining llie'l
Miivi'leil Thursday at '-t p. in. ('hiirU's
Wesley (hv-n ntul l-'loreiu-e I'ollmd,
Itev, .1, F, liliiinilek iiffhiniliiK,    Tlm
UedlHllg   tool'   plnee   III   (lie   tVhldl'Ui'll
ill   llm l-iido'ti f.uli.'i,    Mr.    William
! l-'-llniil,    A  number of midlives nnd
After (lie rere-
lo lnbor iih n. whole If the tinliui label j
gnoilH  lm  nuked   for nt     nil    limes. I
Mnny iii*.» fnrgi-tful of tlie fnct  Hint
Ihi-y iiiii  buj   goods equal  In quality
iuul  price   thnt   arn  union  mnde  toi
thi-M.   tlmt   uie  not   nud   In   addition! W'-ii-Im wem I'-'eH.-nt
woiiveiH  ((i1,no">'   "   'I,"H,   delightful   ntul   hiiiiip-
1 mkiiih fenwt wnH Hcned.   Mr. niul Mih,
(•wen left  for it Hhort  trip i-fiut  mul
I will   return   to   ninkp   tlir-lr   11111110   111
»ihfiM)"d   the   «tntm-   ot   tbe   AiiiiTlenn • |,,,nilu-
Feilerntloii of Lnbor mul  itH relntlnni  ~ - *-
10 the Trndos niul Lnbor Cihiriohh of,
("nii'ida, pointing out  thiit  mi far w,
lind  (In; outer., Hide of IiIh  loft   foot j ,,,„-,,  u^uliitlonii nro eouccnicil  thn
pm'etlrnlly  ninpiitnlnd  by    11    "bnrp  Ai  j,<. 0f  j„  |H impiTnie  in  ltn  pnr*
»-  ri»«■* • »t> * » i *'-
"Dad" (JrlffltliH,  who wan  innhlng j jn ,',',„ i'*,',tu.,i Ktntes It  Is the main
prc-parntlotiH tn put up a pont In Xo, 2
when 11 poiilon of nblo conl suddenly
Hlumpoil nnd knocking a pont nut
which falling upon IiIh head knocked
him Insensible for ft short, ♦lint*, I ml
nitlinuf yf-rlfiiis pfferf nn wo b<*-l|nv.
bo back to work in n fm*
fliidltlon at the I'ornlo hospital. 1 loth
tho dead men and tho injured ono
woro brought down by tho midnight
i»l,i:fIaI, tlm cot-pao, being laln'n to
tho undertaking parlors of William 1|0 ,v'',,
Scott nnd Kranxo tftlfon for fiiirnl**ftl ,'!ft-v'-q-
fittentlou to tho hosplta],
Xo. f> mine wns Idlo from the time
of tbe.dif-'iM-vr until 11 o'clock Thursday.
Tho father of McQulnst-y has been
notified
flllUk
onco to attend to the Interment.   As j Crow's Xest Pass Ct»al company In
fnr as known ho'was unmarried,        pormltilng defecllvo chains or e<ivilp
Krauze Is   a   Slavonlon, sponklng [ monl tn be ueod In their mines.
Tho verdict of lho Jury on .Innifs
Jit-bey, Hint di'teascd camo to his
death i>y his own negligence In unlng
n di'fectlvo chnln   nnd   lho   realm-
gnv'ti'lillig body iieceiihinil)* of It rt sub-
-nrdlnnle pnrlH hi uto fedeiiitloiiH nnd
central lnbor bodies since they nro
only part nf the whole. That the
legislative Htntiis of the Dominion
Trade (\nig'.*i"M "•'»** an-ilng-i'i'i In
Cnnndn tn Hint of the A. F. of L, In
Hip 1'nUf'l  fitnlo'i.
It wan d.'H-iinliicd by Uiohp present in hold nnothi-r meeting two! From hero ho will work nlong tho
twits boiito win 11 Hu' it-pints of lho' r.ihs nn bin \xity tu 1***11 William,
dp|pg»t«s of enfii {ndlvtduril union ! where lho urnxpuiIoii will be held,
will bo heard and (ho work of re- i opening ou  the  12th  of Hepteitiher.
,1. (.', Win tern, pi-PHldi'iit of iim
Timlin inn) I.nhui t'oiiliril tit Viiloiiii,
Iiiih bei-n ii|ipuliited tUKunl/t-t fur 11.
(',. niul Hoinliein purl of Allien 11, HIh
tiiiui. n  imu.i,f.,   ,it   m 1 ,hui^   ,,,,:   ,,(..,.,.-
Hon of the nnn-nffiUntod unions wllh
tho Tilidt'H lllld Lnbor C'oiiKK'HH nf
Canndn nnd the oignu'ziitloii of trades
nud hibnr coiiiKilM v-.iten< nun*- exlHt.
Fedeinl labor iiiiIoiih nnd Intoriintloiuil
I nub' unliinK. lie but* nlrendy met.
with s't',<:<.,i'i» at the .nrlomi pointh
-.IkIIiiI Kluce leaving hi*** lioino nnd Is
liiiilly ononi't'd t-nrryino nnt )i|h j.|,-iih.
ns   fnr  hh   they  iffeit   tUU locality.
•d of his son's death and replies j mendalion was mndo that moro car. j organf-?atlon nt the Tr«d«?s and I^iborjlle  Ih  \ef>*  d**-f.liou-« ol  fiecurlng a
Naiuluvu tli.u.1 Uu U,(.uuiU>k »t,l>u uxurdaed by,rlUu uCCtcUiI.*. uf D\".  Cuuuull    lud^ucd    uut.     Tviutoury , largo' dclCijaUou   af   tulivcrn'   ivpiu*
chairman oltHtoil, V. II. Shaw, II. 15. j Hcmtniives to itts«*uss tho many mat-
C, of J„ Hoorotftry, .Inckmm, Tenm-jti-rs lending to llm welfnvo of tlm
sterfl. [ vrorkers. -.'•_'*
•■I \
PAGE TWO
TEE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. C, SEPTEMBER 3, .1910.
-..'*".
Government Ignores
N. S. Mining Laws
  . t •
,-•■'■ i
Fatal Accidents Seldom Investigated-
Department of Mines Without
a Head-Punk Conditions
Address   Presented   to
Sir Wilfred Laurier
The Halifax Herald, commenting on
a letter published from James Baird,
respecting the failure of the government to investigate five fatal accidents that occurred in Cumberland
(Mines within the past 18 months,
deals with the deplorable manner in
which the mining laws of Nova Scotia
are being Ignored, as follows:
"The Mines Act provides for the appointment of an ' inspector of mines
who shall be a competent, scientific,
practical mining engineer. His duty
is to visit and Inspect from ,time to
time tho various mines belonging to
the crown."
The law defines his duty In part:
"To ascertain that the mines are
being worked ln a scientific, workmanlike manner and with due regard
to the maintenance of the value of
such mines and to the safety and
protection of the persons employed
therein." . Also to ascertain that the
"laws, stipulations and' agreements
relative to the working and management of such mines are complied
w'".h.'       ^ -> "
The question now Is who Is this
"competent, scientific, practical mining engineer" that the act contemplates shall be made Inspector of
mines? Is there such an official at'
• all? Is It not a fact that no one
has been appointed since Dr. Gilpin's
death? No such official appears in
the mines report.
Mr. Donkin signs himself "deputy
commissioner of mines." * He does
not claim to be a mining engineer.
He claims civil engineering as his profession and is particular, in signing
himself as that.
Therefore, there is no trained or
qualified mining engineer connected
with the department of, mines. *
Thus while our .mines provide hundreds of thousands of dollars, nearly all the revenue emanating from
local sources, the province has not
In its employ a single professional
mining, engineer capable of dealing
with the various technical problems
that are constantly arising, even
such as any important gold or coal
mine ths province possesses.
 -The-province-pays-Iargo-salarles—
the department neve'r cost more than
at present—and yet it does not pos
sess a competent practical head, and
In consequence it is all adrift. It is
devoid of any definite creative policy,
such a-_ a well-trained, upto-date
mining engineer could give lt.
Its administration is a makeshift
one and incompetent, occasionally
mitigated by corporation "pulls."
Five fatal accidents below ground
ln one district ln a year and a half
without any attempt to checkthis loss
of life can, only' result from Inefficient inspection on the part of the government, and that ln turn results
from tho Incapacity or neglect of government officials.
This condition might have been
remedied if an expert mining engineer of character and independence
had been appointed, But such an appointment would not have suited the
interests of the big mining corporations with whom the government Is
allied.
- A strong mining department, determined on initiating progressive
methods in the interests' of the people as well as the miners, Is the last
thing the corporations want to' see.
Therefore, the, future of an administration dependent upon the purse and
good will of *the capitalistic powers
must ■'content Itself with palliative
and conciliatory measures, and in employing a* set of officials that know
enough to do nothing.
''■The government's course in the
Glace Bay difficulties, the Springhiil
strike . and the Joggl'ns district fatalities* shows it is not an independent body working* for the public interests, but one owned body and
soul by the corporations.
* When the company secures the
right to issue 15,000,000 . of common
stock on conditions never' fulfilled,
which does not represent one-dollar
of interest money expended, and
which stock is afterwards sold at par
an illustration is shown of the immense profits that can be made by
the corporation men that hover around
the provincial building.
Therefore their- agents swarm, in
season and out, around the lobbies—
always intent'on some new scheme—
some—devious—-pull"—In—which—the
public interests always lose arid they
always win.       •" _
TO THE RIGHT HONORABLE SIR WILFRID LAURIER,
PREMIER OF CANADA, GREETING:
SIR:
' ''.
vOn behalf of upwards   of   six   thousand organized coal mine
workers in British Columbia and Alberta we respectfully desire to
draw your attention to the case of Arthur Decoux, a Belgian miner,
who was employed by the Canadian Consolidated Goal Company at
Frank, Alta.
We feel that if we allowed the opportunity to pass of bringing
this vital question to your notice we should deem ourselves recreant
to our trust as representatives of our fellow workers. Theprinciple involved, striking as it does at individual liberty, we consider this an'
opportune time to present our grievance" to the notice of one whom
we think.may be instrumental in bringing about measures to safeguard our future welfare as wage earners. With that end in view
we approach you as leader of the Dominion of. Canada with the full
assurance that you will cause the fullest'investigation to be made
in the case, so that our lives and interests as law-abiding citizens may
cease to be jeopardized as. instanced in the manner that has befallen
our unfortunate brother miner.
Below we furnish the concrete facts, which, no doubt, after you
*- j i , i
have fully examined, you will take such action in the premises as
you consider the case warrants.  ,
We are, dear sir, yours respectfully,  ' . l
 '. .*.  President.
- ■    , «■*..'.••        - *_
-.'..* -:— -.   Secretary!
STATEMENT OF CASE.
Arthur Decoux, .a Belgian miner, iii the,employ of the Canadian
Consolidated Coal Company at -Frank, Alta., had^'the misfortune to
allow a loaded mine car to get* beyond his control on the 24th daj**
of June, which, striking Jean Baptiste Lobert, inflicted such injuries
that he died a few days later., ' -   ' °* *
The coroner's jury, composed of representative citizens of Frank,
brought,in a verdict of accidental death and*in addition to a com-
*, o - „   -  - *, -    *-* *
-plete-exoneration-of-Decoux-added-the-three'-followinfi
Beware of
Imitations
Sold on the
Merits of
Minard's
Liniment
August 6-11,
POST'S   LATEST.
Mr. C. W. Post has an article in
one of the local ■ capitalistic papers
lauding President Taft for defeating
a bill which would favor workingmen
in their struggle to raise the standard
of living, denouncing labor unions in
general and advertising his own
strike-proof "warranted not to Injure
capital" organization.
Post does not appear to llko.the
unions at all, as they are organized.
' Ho thinks it would be vory much bet-
Inv If there woro no unions at nil and
lhe employer and capitalist could
deal with the workingmen Individually, ond tho workingmen could bid
ngninst each other for the Jobs. Ho
ali;0 thinks that tho head men of the
labo: organizations are gottlng too
high salaries ,that they are fattening on fees, etc. He thinks it a
shame that workingmen Bhould pay
dues to protect thomsolvcs, so ho haB
orgnnlzed a scab union of bis own.
Mr. Post's idea is a very good one
for the capitalist employer nnd at tho
samo tlmo will appear vory funny to
tho workingmen and make thom
laugh. Ho bellevoB In porsonal liberty, In the freodom of tho Individual,
In mediation, olc, and this Is how lt
works out. In his Idea the union man
and tlio scab should Ho down together,
Por Instanco, when tho men want
wugoB that aro a littlo bottor thoy
notify tho omployer and watt for bis
decision whilo thoy contlnuo at work.
If they aro not granted n ralso In
wages ond fool that thoy can do .otter olHowhcro, after giving tho employer tlmo to get now men who do
not belong to a union hy withdrawing
only f> pi»r cont of thoir numbor overy day until thoy aro gono, thoy nro
then free to tramp tho stroots and
got nn appotlto looking for anothor
job, und bouillon tblfl tho work gooH
on just tho same and the profit of
tho omployer Is not lessoned In tho
least nnd they have thn opportunity
to medltuto and flguro nut who has
tho bout of tho nrriingcmnnt.
Mr. Pout nHlis worklngnmn to join
his organization because ho object fi
to tho fees Unit must hu paid to
other unions nnd tho big -snlnrlon of
tho officials.    To  cap  this  glgnntlo
farce, he states he was so thoroughly Impressed with the virtue of this
new union that he offered Mr. Roosevelt' $100,000 a year to act as president of tho game, but he does not
state who pays the fees in this case.
He* wanted Roosevelt on account of
his   GREAT' MORAL  WORTH   AND
Ability.
Post,Is a good chooser. It is safe
to say that Roosevelt, the man who
threw tho weight' of his opinion as
president to get three Innocent union
mon hung, would bo worth all of that
amount to the sldo that would profit
most by the Post organization.
B. LARSON.
—Social-Democratic Herald, Chicago.
IN THE LAND OF THE "FREE."
WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. 3.--The
use of automobiles by the mllltla in
recent strikes adds significance to a
requost through which tho army under
tho rocently passed Dick military law
expects to havo available a largo
number of automobilos nnd motor
trucks In caso ot labor troubles.
Gonoral Frodorlclc D. Grant, In "his
annual roport to tho Department of
tho Lakes, submitted to tho War Department a few dnys ago, rocomraonds
the enactment of laws that would
oblige prlvnto owners to turn ovor to
the government upon demand thoir
automobiles at tho first cost of tho
machlno.
GOVERNMENT   APPOINTMENT8.
Chief Constablo Colin S. Campbell
has boon nppolntod to fill tho now
position of Inspector ot UconBos
cronted undor tho now liquor llconso
act as woll as that ot inspector of
provincial polico caused by the vacancy roBultlng from J. II. McMullin
accepting tho government agonoy at
Prince Rupert.
Dr. D. P, Roborts, chlof eloctrlonl
cnglnoor of tho city of London, Ont.,
will entor upon his duties an provincial Inspector of oloctrlcnl energy
cronlud hy the legislation of Inst nos-
sion,
P R. McDonald, ox-mayor of Hoss-
land, Is llkoly to ho tho noxt Inspector mines of that, district, Vlco Inspector Mctlrogor transferred to Vnncouvor,
We Give Away
A
JL
mKSst
absolutely Free of Cost
Tbe Pcople'i Common Seme Medical Advl».r, In Plain
Unillih.or Medicine Simplified, by K. V, Pierce, M, D.„
Chief Coniultln-f Phyiioiin to the hvalldt-* Hotel end Stir.
fioel Initllute it Buffalo, ■ book ot 1008 \et_e pefet end
over 700 illuitritioni, in itronf pit ir coven, lo iny one sending 31 one-cant
•tempi to cover cost of meilinf tab, or, in Preach Cloth binding for SO itimpi,
Over £60,000 copies of thU tompUt   Fimily Doctor Book were sold In cloth
binding et re|uler priee of S1.S0,   A'terwerdi, one nnd t hstf million copies
were given ■-*-*■ p ea above,   A new, up .o-dite revleed edition It now rt+try
lof milling.   Better (end NOW, before ell ere gone.   Address Wosld'i Dii«
MUMAir Mi-mcal Association, It. V. Pierce, M. D.. Preeideat, Buffalo, N. Y«
DR. PII! RCE'8   FAVOIUTK   PHHSC-UrTION
TUB ONB REMEDY ter wotoan'e peeutier elbaeats food enough
Out lu makare ere aot etreld to prist _■ Its outaldo wrapper Its
every fafredJaut* No -terete—No Deception*
THE ONE REMEDY for wo-teea wtlch cobUIm ao alcohol aad
im hablt'formlnt droitt Made from native medlelaei foreit root*
•I well •»Ut»likli*4 euraU-re value*
rider*.:
' Eider I.—And we severely criticize the mine management
for allowing drivers and loaders to handle their cars with- .
out strictly observing the rules relating to the same; and
and for not providing some means of communication whereby
drivers and loaders might warn men at the shaft bottom
of cars having got beyond control. *
Rider II.—And we recommend that the grade of the
south slope be lowered so as to reduce danger, and that
'   a stop-block be placed in such a position as to stop cars
before arrival at a point whero men may be injured.
Rider III.—And wo recommend that the management
shall acquaint all men working in the mine as to who is-
IN FACT Pit Boss, to whom men may make reports and
from whom they must take* their instructions, and that the
rules regarding'the handling of cars be printed in both
French and English and be posted, in a conspicuous place
in the mine.
THE COMPANY GRADED THE TRACK IMMEDIATELY
AFTER THE VERDICT.
Notwithstanding the' verdict of the jury tho R. N. "W. nM. P.
arrested this man and ho is now a prisoner of tho Crown charged
with wilful murder and lying in gaol awaiting trial at McLeod. His
cell is seven feot long by four and one-half feet wide. In this coll
thoro is no chair, Thore is not a bench to sit upon. „ To sloop upon
lio has a mattress, if such it can bo called, two inchos thick. For
covering ono gray counterpane. Ho cannot eat much as his appetite
undor such conditions is affected. His sloep is disturbed by hungry
bed-bugs. Ho was not given a bath when last interviewed, although
ho had thon boen incarcerated a month. His wifo and four littlo
ones aro deprived the lovo and caro of husband and fathor. Romombor ho is not yet tried,
Theso aro the bare facts of tho caso and as tho R. N. W, M, P.
ib still undor tho jurisdiction of tho Dominion wo bring this beforo
you in ordor that it may bo allocated to tho appropriate department
and dealt with accordingly.
MININQ ACTIVITY RENEWED,
Signs of activity nro apparent at
tho dlfforont mlnos around tho town,
nnd II Is a roinlndnr thnt cold wonlhor
will soon ho upon ur.
Tho conl companion are fairing on
more men and nro shoving their development work In ordor to hloek
oiit coal for the winter.
The Kuroltii Conl Compnny nro
hIiiI'Iiir n now Hlinft In ordor to In-
,,., .,„,     (1,.  I,.   , ,.,,.,, tl 1   1,,  ,    11 „!
mnrn ofnnnifilfnllv. When lt l« com-
pint nil tho old Rhnft will ho usod as
an nlr shaft and will ho equipped with
a new fan which ,n now ou tho
ground.
Tho rocr-i)t rnltifl   hnvo   hoon   of
•sn.ii..   u-cu-ctiv   vt>   iliti   I lUixiivslo   aUtt
tlm pn-stures aro much Improved and
land Ib in good shape for oxtonslvo
fun ploughing-*.—Tahor Advertiser.
Is $4/i00, bolrm tho profits mado by
tho Hamburger Echo; $0,250, tho
proflln mado hy lho Vorwnrts, tho contral organ of tho Socialist pnrty, nnd
$3,750, the profits made* hy tho
twOf-lnllflt comic nowHpnpor, Dor Wnhro
.Inknh, Two iinonymouH friends again
fiubscrlbod $12,500 mid $1,250, respectively, na thoy havo bo often dono
boforo, nnd $1,250 nro contributed by
the Soelnllst mombors of tho Itolch-
citdf \\>Xin f\vo  nnrnno\\r,r\ tn l-ijuid   txt'oy
to iho party funds a proportion of tho
puymont llioy rocolvo -ns members
from the govornment."
Onco In a wlillo tho Assoolatod
Pross Is compelled to'admit somothing
really Inlim.-uluK, nH for lustanco this
dispatch from -Berlin: "Tho old political parties uru filled with uuvy
reading the list published by tho exocutlvo commltteo of tho Socialist
party of contributions mado to its
funds. During the month of Juno
•lone these contributions amounted to
$50,000. Tho sum of $3,000 was subscribed by tho Boclktlst organlxatlona
of Berlin, 16,000 by those of Hamburg
and $1,750 by tho Leipzig Socialist*.
Included In the sum above mentioned
We dig up
Many a "golden opportunity for investors in real estate.   Chances to
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make good money they would never
hear of come to our knowledge.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED «
IN REAL ESTATE
drop iu and get acquainted. If we
haven't just what you want we'll
get It for you if it is to be had.
M, A. KASTNER ,
-I_surance-and=Reai-Estate-
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we ;have on. hand for supply--
- ing   the   building   demands,,
you'll realize what a lot ol
"cross cuts" it took before it
was ready for market.-
BOARDS, SIDING, FLOORING,
SHINGLES, LATHS, TIMBERS
everything and  anything" in
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'tho August numbor ot "Tho Ath-
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received at thla offlco. Slnco this
puhllcntlon wns tnkon ovor by W. J.
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oach Ihsuo linn shown il markod lm-
prov. m«jnt ovor llu prodocoaBor, Its
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upto-dato remdlnK pertaining to things
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Evory ninu'cotmoctod with mining,
whothor hols n lnhoror, superintendent, mannRor, mining onglnoor or owner, in Intorofltod In securing Idoan that
will savo hlm tlmo and multo mora
monoy for him .
An organization haB hoon built up
al a big oxpondlturo that is scouring
tho mining world for money mnklng,
monoy saving ldoas.
Tho prohloniB that, ono man    has
fltll-,/1   In   .'rt,- -   „.   . II      !..,.,.     , ,,.1   ,.-,
linn nt-ilvf-d, n*nd It l« iho, wnrlt of thin
organization to search out mining pro-
hloms nnd thoir solutions, to classify,
arrange nnd simplify thom.
Think what this moans—It moann
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to socuro thu ldoas, the schomus, tbo
vory working plans that aro building
mining buccobbos ovorywboro.
Mlnos and Minors Is so woll known
(o ovory mnnngor, suporlntondcnt and
conl mlnln/r oftlnM thnt IC to not n*»-
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m-»rlt for thoir benefit. Thoro nro
many, however, who aro newcomers
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mattora dealing wltb the mlnlig Industry, we -t*n say without fear of
contradiction that, thin atibUcatlnn la
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We havo made arrangements with
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431  Bellvuo  260.00
1384  Canmoro    60.00
20   Bankhoad 120.25
102   Tnbor    67.00
2640 Edmonton ..............    4.20
G71   Lethbridge   140.00
1060   Tabor    8MB
2929   Maple Leaf    30.00
S033 Coloman ............... 368.00
2334   Michel   967.00
2314   Kernle  126.90
Mr. O. J. Eckstrom, Lethbridge 100.00
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" .7 The international'Sociallst: congress
t,;: meets ■ this year at Copenhagen, the
"■ capital of Denmark." . *..,',»7
', It may, therefore, interest the workers of, America to know something of
*. their comrades in Denmark—the best
,"•'organized workers of.the world. '7
'■"; -Denmark. is  a.7 tiny  country,  and,
like rSwitz'erland;,and Belgium, has a
. .wise, ..sturdy! j,; Independent ^working
-   class.* "\    ..*;'■'   "_ ■-' "    -■-■•';----'<;■'■
-7 It is perhaps the. most' intelligent
country-of Europe... Its' population of
7 hardly, three million souls have.allTe-,
'celved a good education. •*.--•  ['_
'      its people are industrious! self-re-
' liant, democratic, and   comparatively
well-to-do,.
- ,.* Its farmers* have joined'together to
establish ,the greatest cooperative
movement in Europe. ....
Its wago workers havo built up the
., strongest trade union movement  in
"   Europe.   . ..." -*.**.
They have also built up one, of the
strongest    Socialist    movements    in
Europe.
Fifty per cent of the 'wage earners
in that land, are organized into unions
united in one national body.0.
There are other, countries where the
.workers are well-organized, but.no
"country'can compare ,witbi * the record
-of Denmark In,this respect.'    7"
■For. instance, in America,..probably
■   not more than 10 per.. cent,, of tlie
wage earners  are  organized  induls-
7 . trlally and even fewer are organized
'■politically. '""-' '■- •-,    -.    7'    ,..-"-v-
In Denmark   the  ■ unions and the
Soclalist'party are'also united.   Representatives from- the unions Bit • in
the central council of the 'Socialist
-party and representatives of the So-
.cialiBt. party sit in'the central council
of the trade union;. movement.: *
When. the', workers , fight politically
the Socialist.party takes   the'• lead,
. ■ When they fight industrially the trade
unions take' the' lead. '.>-*-''
In other words, almost the.entire
body of Danish   wage   earners are
.united in a single unified movement.-
'.,•■:' The city of'Copenhagen, the, capital
-ot this country,.is today ln contrdrof
the Socialists and :the workers from
all the- world "when,,they meet, there
this week-will be welcomed officially
'  by their own comrades.,,. 7. 7     ■-'
...The city administration will be their
administration.   The mayors and,the
aldermen—even   the <• police—will be
'" . friends and brothers.       '*;,->
:   The government of. Denmark con-
" sists of an executive; that "is to say,
the'king and his ministers., The law
- making-iB vested in two bodies, a sen-
. ate and,a lower house. 7' -,;
;*..The senate is composed of 65 mem-
r^rbers7"127of"whom'"are~nominated7by
the king for "life;    The others  are
- elected-! indirectly by "the people for
"' eight .years. '7    7 : • ■ '-'    ■''
' ' The lower house : Is, elected   for.
,. "three"-years   by   universal'  suffrage,"
each citizen, man or woman of "30
■■ years bt age - being-■> entitled' to,--.vote.
^ The Socialists have twenty-four,.rep-
1 resentatives in ,the. lower '•house and
four representatives in the senate.
In the various towns of,this little
country   the   Socialists have elected
-about 500 men and women to various
municipal offices-and in the rural
communities they,.have ejected over
400 other representatives.
. Socialist propaganda is carried on
by means of 25 dally papers with a
total circulation of about 100,000. The
principal organ ; of the party, "The
Social-Democrat," possesses a circulation of 55,000;" . ".'7'-.' \ •'■ .'
, Nearly- every, organized working
*man, of -Denmark is a subscriber to
one of ,the Socialist .daily papers.'. .77
-The-international secretary . says
that the Danish' movement is by far
the best organized' working class
movement in the world, y
Its program, is the same as that of
che -German party and is in accord
vith the aims of the Socialist movement in.all other countries.
As an example of its strength .as a
movement its support of the Swedish
general., strike is perhaps the most
significant. .      " ,"      ,
It,gave.the support of the Swedish
workers, nearly one-half, ' million
crowns, which was four times more
than the workers of' the . United
States gave. ~ -   '
. It is 12 times what the workers bf
England gave and more than the
workers bf the United States, Austria,
Finland; England, Switzerland,* Holland, France, Belgium, Canada, Spain
and. Italy, all* together, gave.-
'. Yet these, workers of 'Denmark,
dwelling in this tiny country, number'as an organized body only about
100,000. men and women. They gave
then about, five crowns per organized
worker, and thus , put to fihame the
millions: of, organized workers elsewhere.    - - \        -' ; = *7
And so little. Denmark with its
superbly.organized.body of thoughtful
and intelligent men is an inspiration
to the workers.of.the world. « ■-■-..
They* show what unity can accomplish for • the working class. They
show that unity alone is enough to
accomplish all things.
. They do not have to scold, or riot,
,or talk bullets. They quietly organize
and unite. They strike together, and
vote. together," and buy together.
They have their own meeting halls,
club rooms, theaters.' They. have
their own press, their, own unions,
their own party, their, own storeB.. '->-
, !They own politically, in part, today,
the cities which their labor.has built.
They own, in-part, today, the country
which their labor has" enriched..
They are no subject class groveling
in dirt and mire. -They stand erect
and look even their king in the eye.
.They beg for-nothing. Their, de;
mands are made- with a quiet.voice,
conscious of- their. power.. •
"T~"Nor"are'they"lu—haster^Fower—nas
not - turned their ■ heads nor' dizzied
their brains/ They, know',that they
are- a part of a .world movement and
that they must 4nove with that.
They*;-know- that they must" have
not ,.only. a* majority bf their own
people,1 but* also! a, majority of the
neighboring peoples to win their final
victory. ,'..',*
And so they' organize quietly and
intelligently, confidently, that what
labor has made is. soon to be labors
own.       '
•efforts, to * accomplish! this they turn
to morphia, spirits, and other drugs.
A great many cocaine-takers in this
country are.exhausted before cocaine
is taken, and the. relief 'which- this
brings them is a new experience, increasing the degeneration."  • .
"■ The delusion of the cocaine addict
when he,belongs, to the intellectual
classes are usually those of grandeur.
He' feels convinced that . he is a
genius; and sometimes he makes much
of his, message tp mankind. This exaltation cf the ego and * these delusions of. strength" conceal his true
condition and he may-be. the center
of an. admiring throng' of, worshipers." The cocaine takfer is- Indeed
more thoroughly Insane than are all
other drug addicts; but'.-jvhen his intellectual '. power... is *7 energized
■through the drug his true-condition
often does not appear. His . health
may seemingly b'e" about the same.
Cocaine addiction is on the increase
among this perculiarly sensitive class
of literary worker's, especially if they
tend to become nervous and exhausted.from overwork. For cocaine ad:
diction can be concealed for a very
long time. Certain general symptoms
give.indication of the use of cocaine,
but' the verification of the addiction
itself may be difficult.' Notwithstanding the fact that the drug is,so extremely dangerous It is highly praised
and its use encouraged, Dr. Crothers
says, by many physicians.
"Like the germs of infectious diseases it must be introduced into the
community, then it spreads from one
family to another. Possibly lt may die
out in its local growth, but not until
a percentage of 7 those who suffer
from, it have been * destroyed. "It is
possible that physicians, by. thoughtless prescriptions and telling the patient the character of the drug they
give him,* may start the use of the
drug in-the community. It is certain
that proprietary drugsifor local.pains
have been found * extremely popular
and have had. a large sale, until the
substance composing it was discovered.. Theii the drug.was,used*alone.
Druggists, physicians and patent
medicines are responsible for this new
scourge of humanity. The remedy is
to stop its""* sale,' except , for - some
specific purpose, to be noted on a
public book, and,.where a doctor ..uses
it freely, there must be some accounting, so as to prevent its danger. In
a mill town where catarrh was prevalent, a certain proprietary drug* had
an enormous, sale. The board of
health discovered that the.drug contained cocaine. As there was no law
that would apply in this particular instance, tbe greatest difficulty followed in suppressing its sale. This happened .'some "years ago,- but the' re-,
suit bf that one drug, extends over a
period of nearly two years, was the
permanent ruin of at least a dozen
persons, whose drug and spirit addiction . followed them .until.. death.
Drinks served., from- the soda fountain containing cocaine, are, attracting increasing "attention by the sud-
"deu'popularityand'^enonjiious^sale^ln
certain'sections. When the fact Is
ascertained that    thelr<>  chief value
consists in cocaine, in small quantites,
efforts to suppress,, them are both
dfficult and "-doubtful. The propriet-.
ors, - by ..merely changing the names,
can continue the use,-and, if the soda
fountain dealers refuse to dispense
them, they are.frequently sold direct
to the customers"."—Current Literature. -•-.'''
PROLETARIAN  POETRY.
- Walt - Mason, otherwise known as
Uncle Walt, the poetic philosopher, in
an issue of'the Topeka Daily Capital,
gives the following:
"It am the blithe and cheerful skate
who always has to pay the freight.
I labor in the heat and dirt, and wear
a faded flannel shirt, and eat my
dinner from' a pail, and pick my
molars with a nail, and us my whiskers, if I'd brush, from off my chin
the cornmeal mush. And well dressed
sports come up and say: 'Wie gehts,
my worthy friend, good day. We run
for office, and we hope that you will
harken to our dope, and help elect
us-on that day, when all .the votes
put up hay. And if we win we'll lift'
the tax that's burdening the worker's
backs. It is our sweetest hope.and
dream, to fill with mince pie and ice
cream and codfish balls and pickled
whale, the laborers' tin dinner pail.
Oh, sturdy toiler, vote for us, and we
will raise the blamedest fuss, and
put up forty kinds of fights, until
we've got you all your rights.' I've
listened to this'sort of bunc, they've
loaded me with fairy junk, year after
year since I was young; what working, man has not been stung? I've
voted.for so many guys who promised
that they'd help me rise to heights of
affluence and ease. Just pass my
dinner bucket, please. See what's Inside—a naked bone, some liver and a
slab of pone.      ■'  "     .
"WALT   MASON.",
Seeing "this,. Comrade Katterfeld
made the following reply, under the
title of WE'RE.GETTING NEXT:
. "Have read your letter) Uncle Walt,
in which you blithely call a halt to
those perennial splnorts that ply i*s
workers with all" sorts -of Blarney
talk and silly lies about how good
they are and wise, and how our burdens they will tote If only we'll give
them bur vote. Why vote for„any of
that ilk that stride the land in sox
of silk; that live upon the richest
cream, while our grubs are not what
they seem; that sit upon our bended
backs with interest,' profit, rent and
tax? We swat the fly with kerosene
we douse the skeeter;- gasoline
avenges many 7 bedbug bites. Why
stand these larger parasites? When
festive office seekers roam and kiss
the babies at pur home,- we'll call old
Tlge arid gently say. - 'You blatherskite; vamoose away. Your honey talk
will not be missed; the working class
is Socialist.' Dear'Uncle Walt, don't
be so vexed, we workers ALL are
G__t-_in_r,i__f_x_  .*•*■•' • *
■      "UNCLE WALT'S NEPHEW." .
BACK   FROM   ENGLAND.
Samuel    Mountford    Returns    From
Council of Amalgamated Society
of Carpenters and Joiners:
[ At--> the regular meeting of tbe
Amalgamated; Society of Carpenters
and Joiners held at Trades hair last
evening the proceedings were of greater interest than usual, owing to the
presence of Sam Mountford, Canadian
delegate to the general council of the
society which met at Manchester,
England last month.   * ,
This council is composed of 17 delegates, including one from Canada, one
representing Australia and New Zealand ,one South Africa, one the United
States, and the remaining 13 the
British Isles. It was in session June
14 to July 28... ," '       ° ■
Labor Conditions Improving. °
1 Mr. Mountford stated that the labor
conditions in Great Britain are slowly but* surely improving and he believes, from appearances,*that this will
continue.. "There are, however,""he
says, "many Idle men on the streets
representing all trades. The Amalgamated society has reason to congratulate itself on the way it has'
come through the trade depression of
the last few years." He believed
that its conditions in every way would
compare favorably .with those of any
labor organization. The chief matters
discussed were in connection with the
social and moral improvement of
those connected with the society, to
relieve them in times when they, were
out of employment, during sickness,
and in the consideration of provision
for old age. The membership has
greatly increased and now totals upwards of 60,000. The general council
meets once every three years, and
Mr. Mountford wa? the second Canadian delegate to attend, an eastern
man having attended -the previous
general council.—Manitoba Free Press.
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Pastor ' Gochre   Turns   Tremendous
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DRESDEN, Aug. 24.—Pastor Gochre
Socialist,-, was today elected a member of the reichstag for the Zichbau
Marlenberg district by a vote of 13,-
666 to 8,449 received by'.wo other
candidates. Goehre will succeed the
late Oswald Zimmerman, antl-semlte.
The antl-semite candidate today polled 4,309 against Herr Zimmerman's
74,732 in, 1907, in which year the
Socialists carried 22 out of 26 Saxon
seats. In 1903 Zlchopa was the only
district .the Socialists did not carry
and. today's, result is the largest
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THE INFLUENCE 0F7
COCAINE ON CONTEMPORARY
8TYLE IN LITERATURE
When the historian of -literature as
It flourishes today In,our country an-
:praisos   the' influences which have
'most affected style, he will -give a
foremost placo to cocaine; In'the opinion of Doctor T. D. Crothers, of Hartford, Conn., who has long made a
special study of this form of addle-
uon and who   haB   written on tho
" thome at length ln tho medical press.
Thoso factors which bo many critics
sumniarl-so in, tho term  decadancto,
Doctor CrothorB groups under a category of phenomena which ho calls
"cocalnlsm."   Cocoalne or cocaine, as
it' Is variously spoiled, Is responsible
for much of tho" smooth and flowing
Bontoncos now bo characteristic of tho
magazlno writing of thlo period.  ThiB
period. affords, ho contend!?, n, most
interesting field of Invdetlgatlon Into
tho     tondonclos    of    contomporary
Amorlcnn lottors, and It Is only just
beginning to bo explored,    Popular
Impressions aro to tho offoct that
tho cocalno habit is confined to tho
laboring poor In groat cities,  That is
a great blundor, If tho Investigations
.of Doctor Crothorn havo not mlfllod
him,   Writers of   fiction   for   tho
-mngaglnoR seem to this export to
show   coculnlsm    most    completely
whon thoir stylo Ib easy or, ns somo
critics call It, "graceful."   Tho brilliance of an Imagination of tho rost-
Jobs piny of a subtlo fancy nro nt-
talnablo through cocalno and somo-
tlriioB In no othor way, for tho demands mado upon tho popular wrltor
forco him to do his worlc undor tho
ROOSEVELT THE
REACTIONARY
which follows , from' Its use Is that
of renewed vigor and unusual capacity, also that* some new force has
been added, or capacity for reasoning
and observing of matters relating to
the body and its surroundings,
"Usually cocalno Is given for Btates
of depression,  exhaustion,, and many
times for pain, both local and,general.   In states of* catarrh, whero the
pain Is accompanied with groat -discomfort, its action Is very prominent
and pleasing, and the sense of relief
amounts    to, a   positive conviction
which'lends to tho renownl" of the
drug.    This  renewal  must he  continued, and very quickly an addiction
follows In which an apparent normal
condition is only obtained after tho
ubo of tho drug.   Unlike other drugs,
thoro Is a spociflc psychical action,
carrying with it a profound • boubo of
rellof and  vigor and  good fooling.
In tho early stages this is prolonged,
and fills tho mind with satisfaction
that Is vory Impressive.   Later, whon
tho offocts aro shorter and loss pronounced, tho withdrawal of tho drug
Ib followed    by    Intonao gloom nnd
montnl Dowtldormbht which cravoa a
return   to* tho   effects.   Tho first
psychical offeot of comfort ImproBSOs
tho organism bo vividly that tho memory of lt Is novor forgotten,   Aftor
tho drug lias boon takon a long tlmo,
no doprosBlon or pain following Its
withdrawal can offa.ee tho momory
of Its flrnt offocts,   Honco,-porpotual
struggle to Bocuro tho comforts whicli
camo from thin first ubo.   Aggravated
catarrh, Irritating bronchial troubles,
and Htatos of oxhaustton from starvation and poisoning aro tho conditions
which cocalno rollovoB most markedly.
"Tho first aftor-offocts following
tho withdrawal aro of short duration,
and not cspoclally painful; Lator this
condition Incroasos. Tho pain token
on a mental activity, a spocloa of Irritative melancholia nnd profound ox-
Ihaustlon which seeks rollof   at   all
influonco of this drug.  For cocalnlsm
!vn,.PTif' *h<* l^tcll-^otHfll MoofliMi in nn 11.t.-vc-h  f**f.fl v.ndT  tin" clrc\'m\^,'to',,■•f'",
tho Increase.   It In ono of tho most Nnturo nnomR In protest, ngalnst tho
doluslvo addictions known. Many
groat writers—to uso a curront critical phrase—bcgln Iho uso of cocnlno
Hint thoy may whip thoir Invontlvo-
noBs to action.   Tho explanation of
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Ittt-V      **,<*■.',*>*»     W_     *nW**M*.UV     W      «t«.*.y,.. I>    *
Quote from tho papor of Doctor
Crothers In Tho Medical Record,
"Cocalno has a splendid action on
tbo sonsory contort nnd norvos, do-
prosslng their conductivity and diminishing or cutting off tho transmissions of Impiilinn. It I.i ' a into
analgesic, Its exact paralyzing action
on thn ni»rvo opnt»<rs nnd nriirnus Is
not clear, to that Is must be studied
largely from its effects.
"There is no drag so fascinating in
Its perfect rellof of discomfort,
fatigue, mental worrlmont.'and sonso
of exhaustion, and   lho   Impression
physical nnd psychical Injury dono In
tho most alarming way, This Is soon
In tho facial agony of tbo cocaine-
taker whon deprived of the drug, His
sufferings nro intornnl nnd not soon
p..   ,  ,.   ,  ,    .,        ,.   .»,   I     rt.,   ,   ...,   *.     ,    ,
hh»   U*,**,,*****^.     ^iW..VM.*.U><,     •> UV    Ji*. V*.W**.*"**
change that follows Its use In the
qulot faco, serene satisfaction and
porfoot rollof Is ovidoneo of Ub of-
footB,
"Thoro appears to bo a moro profound susceptibility to this drug than
in alf-oho! or opium. Vory tow r.anon
nro found In which tho offocts aro
tinplMiwit. Mnny por«nns b-»pom-»
alarmed when they discover Its 1re-
mendous fascinating effects, and make
great -efforts to escape. Thoso who
uro feebler may rcallzo for a time
Its' Influonco, but bocomo powerless
to escape by themselves.   In tbelr
Not in years have we read a moro
effective bit of satire in journalistic
writing than recently appeared as an
editorial in tho Now York World.   It
was1 called forth by the amazing assumption of the "Littlo Father" rolb
by Mr. Roosevelt when nddrosslng tho
friends of constitutional government
ln Egypt.    Tho successor of Washington,    Jefferson    and    Lincoln aB
president of tho United States took
proclsoly tho samo position .as waB
takon by Georgo III, nnd tho TorloB
of 1775.   Ho rightfully denounced assassination, but he did not stop thero.
In words' that would not have beon
surprising from tho autocratic ompor-
or of Gormany, ho opposed and sought
to discourage the campaign of educational agitation on tho part of young
Egypt in favor of constitutional govornment,   Ho had been tn Egypt a
few days—quite long enough ln his
judgment to be ln a position to speak
with certitude.   Not only did ho oppose tho efforts for constitutional government, but ho gravoly informed tho
young Egyptians that thoy would not
be ready for Bolf-governmont for three
gonoratlons.   ThiB speech was calcu
latod to warm tho hearts of all tho
reactionary   sovorolgnB   of   Europe,
whom tho prosldont was to visit, and
wns, as wo would naturally oxpoct,
appraised by tho govornment of Germany and tho Tory pross of Groat
Britain—tho   samo   proas   that   denounced ub traitors Bnmuol Adnms
nnd John Hnncock In tho onrly dayB
of our own Btrugglo.  Tho aBSiimptlon
of tho rolo of advisor on tho pnrt of
tho ox-proBldont of tho republic waa
as Impertltnent as It was prosump-
tlous.   Undor no clrcumHtnncos had
ho any right to moddlo with tho poll-
tics of forolgn lands.  Ilut to patriotic
Amorlcnns, nnd Indeed to lovers of
froo   Institutions   and
domocrncy   throughout
what spoctaclo could ho more humlll-
ntlngt Ihnn thnt of ri successor of Jefferson nnd Lincoln discouraging tho
fiAliln pnnlrn-Hf-t^n txf n  •nb-Jnot *ni>n*plo
for constitutional rulo?
It, Is smnll wondor, Indeed, thnt tho
young Egyptian students in tho colleges and the leaders In the bnttlo for
constitutional government Jfor Egypt
should have boon nmnr-od nnd Indlg-
,     -I    ,1   f,.    ,.....».._i    t r,   X.„Xr-,.~   «.*>    «,,.
MM.W   *•*»   >,.♦..»   «^,.«...^>.   .it    ..•*..*.....,     ..f.    m. «
tocratlc foreign rulo, and that thoy
should have Indignantly marched undor tho windows of tho hotel whoro
tho ox-prcsldont was supposed to bo
stopping, shouting for liberty and constitutional government.
Ono of tho moro modi»rnf-*» of tho
loaders, it Is stated, said ihnt Mr.
nonsovrit monnt woll. but ho did nnt
know whnt he was talking nbout. This
remark afforded the editor of tho
New York World the text for his
brilliant satire, which wo reproduce
bolow:,
"For throo days   we   have been
If this should meet the eye of J. T.
Ingham, formerly of Coal Creek, and
last heard of as working on the government road at Fort. Steele, he! Is
earnestlylrequested to write to No. 1
Riding street, Burnley, Lancashire, as
there is some information of which
they■"wish"him"t(j~knpw^^4>, : '~
Any news regarding the, persent
whereabouts of -William D. "Atchison,
last heard of at .Coal•■ Creek, B.'"C,
about two and oni&ialf years ago, will
be gratefully,received by his. anxious
mother, Mrs. Schwing, 75 Flood street,
King's Road, Chelsea, England.   De-
Notlce is hereby given that the
partnership heretofore existing, between us, the undersigned, as timber
dealers, and contractors at Morrissey
Junction, B. C, has this day been
dissolved by, mutual ,, consent. All
debts owing to the * s&id partnership
are to be paid to Thomas Legge at
Morrissey Junction aforesaid, and all
claims against the said partnership
are to be-- presented   to   the   said
Thomas'Legge by whom,the  same
will be settled. /
Dated  at Fernie,  B.  C,  this  8th'
day of.August, 1910.
Tlie Creston Fruit and
I Produce Association \-
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Witness:
THOMAS ,LEGGE,
' ALEX CAMPBELL.
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waiting Impntiently for the fires of
heaven to shrivel up that dog of an
infidel at Cairo who said that Colonel
Theodore Roosevelt . 'doeBn't know
wbat he is talking about, but he moans
well." Withered be the brain that
conceived these Infamous insults and
palsied be the tongue that uttered
thom. * .-.
"To sny that Theodoro Roosevelt
moans well is llko saying that tho
multiplication tablo means well, or
that tho law of gravitation iiieans
well, or that the binomial theorem
means well, or that the precession of
the equinoxes means well, or that
the wisdom of the ages means well.
And to say that ho doesn't know whnt
ho is talking about Ib to dony knowledge. As Omar Khayyam onco remarked about Colonel Roosevelt: 'Ho
knows about lt all—Ho knows—HE
knowB.'
"Colonel RoobovoU knows what Is
best for'tho Egyptians, just as ho
knows what is best for Amorlcnns
and Englishmen and Frenchmen nnd
Gormnns nnd Spaniards and Italians
nnd Japanoso nnd Russians and
Chinese and ConndlnnB nnd Patago-
nlans, and for tho birds ot tho air
and tho boasts of tho flold and for
the fishes of the Ben, and for ovory
living thing thnt walks or creopo or
flios or swims or crawls.
"Ho knows all about Egypt, Just ns
ho   known   all   about   rollgion nnd
sclonco and nrt nud litornturo nnd
miiBlo and truth nnd honor nnd jus-
tlco nnd courtosy nnd marriage nnd
childbirth nnd donth   nnd   tho   life
ovorlasttng—just na ho knows why
tho morning stars sang togethor, nnd
how to euro ringworms ond spavins,
and tho relation ot pragmatism to tho
progross of socloty—Just ns ho knows
why thoro Is no grent opora in English, and tho rolntlon of grosH onrn-
fundamontal 1 Ings to dividends In tho managomiint
tho   world, of railroads, nnd how Intonslvo agriculture will rollovo Iho congestion nf
gront cities nnd whether China will
ovor   monaco   Europonn   civilization,
•nrirt  In  w-hnt  mirptrfll  onnon  tho  nnn
ot stovnlno Is Inadvisable, and whothor tho immortality of   tho   soul ih
scientifically demonstrable.
"OmnltcUsnce docB nol -mjob* to bo
omniscience rnoroly bocnimo It hnH secreted Itsolf In the Junglo for eleven
self ror a dollar a word.
"This Cairo person, whoever ho nmy
bo. la no loss degraded thnn th"
Egyptian scum that paraded undor
Colonel Roosevelt's window uttering
such hideous cries as "Vivo la Con-
nMfnMon,' As for tho nhornlnnhle assertion tbat tho Fountaltihead of
Truth docs not know what ho Is talking about, wo roply, In the prwloun
words of Colonel Roosevelt hlmrelf,
that It l» a nlmmcl-Pti falsehood, and
hy right It should bo charactcrlz-id
by nn even shorter and uglier word,"
—From Tirentltih Century Magatln*.
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when we know::*that these - distinctions exist?"*- ->-•*•-'
.The allusion to the Crow's Nest Pass railway construction and the comparison with the' Grand Trunk
was an unfortunate one and we,can 'say in all sincerity
that'the -events' that "transpired * "during*, he building* of
the'"C. P."R. may not be repeated on the'Grand Trunk.-
The infamous state of affairs twelve years ago among
the real builders of the road that passes through this
town were so horrible that although painted by a master
hand of description failed to portray actual realities.
TELEPHONE NO. 48
It Is Foolish to Object.
For Your
gs
Sir Wilfrid and His Speech.
We give a full report of .the speech delivered here
. last Tuesday evening for two. purposes. ,• First—To enable
• those who were deprived the opportunity of hearing it
to read what it contained.    Second—Because there' aro
• . • -     .'    ' i • , . ■ ■
certain features that we do not agree with and in order
.■ --.s--.- ' .- : ;• '* '-■■-■ ••-.-■..- -.."...',..-„: •>-.- •*-.
..to make our objections clear desire* to avoid misquota-
'"'   -        . o
tions or misinterpretation.^ .
\     - Knowing the composite character of our residents ho
made particular allusions to the alien element and made
-statements-that-do not-square with existing conditions.
Addressing himself to the "large alien element" he'
. said: ' "To" tbem'I" would'say--this to those'; fellow citizens,
of ours who have-come from distant parts of Europe or
perhaps the "United Stales, to thein I would say as the
first servant1'of the Crown .in this country, that they are
'  welcome , Whatever we have we are willin^to share
,   with-them."-*. Yes,-.and .this he vdid" not say, even-the oc-
• cupancy of   ,our    government .institutions'called-gaols
- where, a member of "'this'alien clement is confined
awaiting trial because of a charge for murder .being laid
. against him by his former employers based on evidence
' ('b. which they possessed prior'to the rendering of the
-verdict, of the. jury exonerating, him-, that ought to have
-been presented if they really wished to act in good faith
-and further-the ends of justice,-to,withhold ovidence (?)
in. itself, say ors'of.; the ta*ctics*'of the cuttle fish who in
- order* to' make his' escape ejects a fluid making it di'f-
- ficult.for.Jtus. tormentors to.sec' him, in like manner an
accusation is made in-- order that', their delinquency^ to
■ adopt measures pf precaution and safeguard that would
'. have obviated "disaster "arid its concomitant consequences.
■ ". Continuing/'-Whatever we receive, whether our lands,
-, pur laws or our. institutions, whatever we have-we want
-   thom to'.alee,a part of and our aim and ambition is that
■ they should, become worthy and  successful  and pros-,
.perous."'^,.,',., 7       ,. 7
.....We wish to touch upon the portion, "our laws," and
their application,,to,,this alien element.     ■■   • _,
<       If one ofthe element alluded to as "alieii" and c.-e'n
, those of British birth, whether from England, Scotland,
■   Wales or a native of the colonies other than Canada or
■ the United  Stales whose dependents are hot" residing
■ within the jurisdiction of the court, be killed whilo ,fol-
-' lowing his usual employment^ tlio    attempt    Is    being
mado to exempt them from participation in tho benefits
■ of tho* Compensation Act* .and whether the cases now
ponding.,of* "which thoro "tiro many are decided for or
* ugalnRt thb amounts in some Instances ought to lmvo
beon paid over sixteen months ngo, meanwhile those
, ontltled In Uio o'venl of tho vordlct bolng ,in thoir favor
■ may havo boon compelled to suffer because of tho dolny
' caused by tlio death of thoir 'brcddwlnnor and supporter.
Tills' discrimination aimed only at non-Caimulana. by
no moans harmonizos with Sir Wilfrid's'words and theso
forolgn citizens aro not likoly to bo very much Impressed
rognrdlng tho glorious Institutions'(!) whon thoir com-
, patriots aro singled out nis outsido tho palo of tho provisions of tiie nel alluded to,
On a provious occasion wo touchod upon this compensation^ question undor tho Impression that, tho at-
" tompt to withhold lho award did not includo English
spunking workors, but wo aro informod that ovon
llrltlHh bom, provldod thoy havo loft hf-hlnd thom wlf",
children or pnronlH whom tlioy support, nrn not, to ho
coiiKldurcd ontilleil to ho valued ut $l,!j00 If killed.
llt'lllHh Justlco Ih proverbially slow whon human holngs
uro Involved, yot movos with lightning colorlty whon
property rights aro jeopardized.
Ah a fnrthor ovidoneo of lho dlm-rop-mcy botwoon
"word*-* nud iIociIk" upon Inlorylowlug tho Promlor by
whom wi> wnro coiirloourily rceolvod, ho only conflrmod
onr own hollof Ihnl. hoUv'-ou thva nod Hpnkou uttoraiieeH
of llio fnniin nnd lho ncliiiil pi'iicllriilitlou thoro oxIbIh
iiii iibyenuil hn-ui-h iliat cnniiol be Hpiintind by any In-
dlvlduitl '*\<*n thouKl. lx; bo tli" Chief K'-cvutlve lie
i-iir-i* hi- I.s loiiipilli'd to follow'the route mapped out
for hliif hy llio'*'' who'-o iloiiiliinllng InfluonecH dletatn
thi- h'«lKlatl(iii ilint uphuldn Dw Kiu'i-i'diiciui of wiiti-d
iiilcicstn nith'-r Hum tho welfnrn of human I-oIukh.
Sjr Wilfrid Ib Kiibjccl to his onvlronmcnt llko ovory
(fttl'T  lllllll  llllll   latitat I'lJlllOI'Ill  10  lliu  lUIWrt  ul   xlixi  „ulm;
jin-M-nhod by "tho miiHiurii pouiiiinniWB ccoiiotulc tixxo.).
To attach nny blamo to him nB nn Individual would nn
roni'-nslenl, that Is not our purpoH-i, but only to hIiow
llu*- liollnwiK-HH nf IiIh ohHorvnllnnH wlwn thn magnet of
llllll   \ r til II   in   ,i*ji|mi,\4   IX'   i- i-i > ,i-i.rt )    ii.i ...'.-,.. ,i,
"Wo nro HiihJfclB of thr- King hut wo know that tho
King hlmsfdf, llko tho humblr-Ht Ih Mibjr-ct to thr* law."
Vortoi-Dy torn*rt yot how nbout tho niuthod of twit-
mont? Would n nn-rehuut, a proff-MHor not to mention
ii If In. \w ii vfrMm of Dw Indlcnhh'H Hint hnvo boon
Infllctfd upon nn unfortunate ronl minor? Not at nil I
Would nti I'lnployer id lnbor wltimi- i-iircli'H-nPicHH mid nun-
eompllnnro with thr* Ktntiii#,8 had -"miaed tho death of
Hovnrnl workingmen bo Incarc-Mfticd in a vermin In-
toniod toll void of ell comfort or convenience? By no
moans!   Then I* It uot irorilr*-! ti? ptaif ot di-roocracy
Capitalists, as a general rule, unable to find good
investments for their surplus in the country they live in
will look farther afield for profitable ventures. .This is
quite natural and,- therefore all suggestions to the contrary notwithstanding will continue to follow the dictates
of business instinct totally regardless' of trade "banners,
(i. e. flags) or racial'differences.
To blame Chem for such action is extremely absurd
for the very simple reason'that, resolving it into a personal matter let each ono ask himself tho question,
.-'-'what would I,do under llkte circumstances?" The reply
must invariably bo, "Of courso if unable to invest- at
homo rather tlihn havo my capital lie dormant I would
placiv.lt anywhere else, provided the returns were good
nud-tho-lnvostment a safe one." Such being the cn»o,
.and we'court a rational refutation of so self evident n
fact, tho blatant , screeching of inspired editorials—
"Be patriotic—keep your money in'your own country,"
proclaim the menial mediocrity of those who, give them
utterance and beebmo ludicrous In, the most exalted
degree when comparison* is made with the frantic efforts thoy put forth to induce outside capitalists to exploit' various potential- industries in their own location
by depicting in*glowing colors the glorious opportunities
to be had.' of ' "water power, transportation "facilities,
cheap raw--material, supply of labor, etc." ■   -■'*•;,
This state of affairs - must obtain so long as the
methods of society's operations arc on the basis of today. As a fish cannot live by eating its own tail neither
can a,country be developed .under -capitalism, at any-appreciable .rate, unless the wherewithal of .exploitation, be
■forthcoming* from0outside sources.
■ . We consider that briefly stateil. we have .made ,a
clear exposition of the internationalism of capital -and
will now "furnish som'e corroborative' facts in support of
the contention taken from an..article by Fred W. Field
in "The Monetary Times"- of- August ■ 20lii, entitled
"Foreign" Capital Investments" in Canada.". More than
severity-seven' million dollars' have come from .Continental Europe apportioned approximately: as'• follows:,
France, forty-nine millions; Russian, one million; Turkey, three millions; Holland^'brie million; Belgium, six
millions;'''Germany,-sixteen millions; foreign,holdings of
Canadian bank.shares, over orie million.-Then in-addition to those there is the tidy sum of over six hundred
and five millions credited to Great .Britain invested be-
Tween"i905„,309*rtlre*"AinericanTiigures*to'"th-e~t"uiie_of-a-
little over two hundred- and seventy-nine millions. ' This
huge sum totalling practically a billion dollars leaves
no • room to. doubt the force of the assertion contained
in the opening-paragraph.       ;
Hnvlnj- so clearly. demonstrated our contention we
'natter ourselves, that it is beyond the realm of cuvil
'we will now-turn attention to.the obverse side of the
international-medal. - Here's- the ■ laborer, -no -matter
whether he-be a native-of Naples who has friends-across
tho sea, a youthful Swede tired of the humdrum, of his
village life or an Englishman Induced to emigrate because of speciously, worded literature extolling the
colonies' opportunities, they nro all actuated by similar
motives, namely a desire lo improve their positions by
obtaining, moro remunerative employment tlinn is procurable In tho land of their nativity and so they oml-
grato. This likewise Is quito natural, consequently It is
Illogical to Inveigh against it when economic necessity
dlctatos. f*
. .' Theso representatives of the two contending .classes
In society by • thoir actions should convince all upon
whom lho concrete hns any Influonco of tho intornntlonl-
Ibiii of both.
Following along this lino of reasoning and taking for
granted that tho position is accepted aB on sound basis
doos It, not seem strange there aro nmong tho working
class whb allow thomsolvcs to ho doludod Into tho advocacy of "Canada for tho Canadians" and combat International organizations. Labor powor Ih a purchnsoahlo
commodity rogardloss of tho label that covers tho pack-
ago and Ub effectiveness as n producor of surplus valuo
Is tho prime factor that conditions Hh purchnso, Capital
iih a vuhlclo of uxplollallou is supioinoly Indlflcronl to
what purpose It. Is put provided It ho remunerative.
Workers of all countrloR Bhould ovor romombor that example Ih bottor than procopt, and conHo allowing thorn-
hoIvob to hnvo thoir forcon Rcaltr-rod with corresponding
wenkiiPBH roHiiltlng by iirglng a limitation hocnuHo of
geographical bouiulnrlos whon thoir collect Ivo Inloront
cnn bo bollor milmorved by wldcmlng thoir kinship until
ovory worker ho comprehended thoreln.
write to
A. URQUHART & CO;,:Ltd.
-      .       Lacombe, Alta.   '"".";.*-....
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Kp-'iikliig of Oriental lnbor tin- Cnlgnry Dnlly News
of Wednesday liml hii.vh in pari:
"Oriental labor will not bn i-iupliiy-.il on ihu Nullniiul
| TninHeniiiliieiiliil Itnlhvny.   TIiIh in thu fiiiitemonl mndo
j by lion, (icorga I', (iniliiini, Milliliter of Ilallwaj'H iuul
: ('niiiils, imd  mny be nmHldr'red  th-- liiHt   word  on  the
1 milijeet.    A   veennt, dlHpiilrh  from  Ollnwn  wn«  to  tho
| off-jet  Ihat Hon. Mr. (Irnhnm  Imd mild that, Oriental
! labor would bo employed on tlio N. T. It,, but at Nelnon
I on Monday ho denied having made Biich statomont und
j characterized It ns a nownpapormnn's dream.   Tho wost
I does not look with favor upon any further Invasion of
11\\(\ littlo yellow men for tlmy toko |,hn broad out ot
whilo nioji'H mouths,   Tho "Yellow Perl)" hns been n
ical peril to Uio western laboring rlnsHPB, nnd while It
t-iuy ho expedient tn keep on good leiuiH with Japan,
It  Ih moro oxpedhnt to keep our labor mnrkot from
bolng glutted with i-mwhUo subjects of tho Mikado."
Steam Heated
•Electric Lighted
CENTRALLY LOCATED
The Waldorf Hotel
FERNIE,  B.p.
First Class Accommodation for Travellers , ,
MRS. S.JENNINGS, PROPRIETRESS „    ..
Hot and Cold Water  . L. A. Mills, Manager
* You are now going through this world for the last time: ,.   '''
Why Not
live on the best and,nothing but the best, and go to
The 41 Market Co.
for your'requii-emenls in Meats,-Fresh Killed and-Government'Inspected;'-Fish,-Butter, Eggs, Ham, Bacon, Etc.
S. Graham, Local Manager ■   •   *.
Men's Furnishing
Department \
Men's Wool Socks*;'pair '.'.'."... ...20c,,25c, 35c7
Men's Black Cashmere Socks, pair ...-.;':...25c, 35c, 50c"-
Stanfield's .Under, Natural and Dark Gray, heavy weight,'1
.guaranteed unshrinkable, per,-suit .;7..7:.........$3.00 '
MEN'S  SWEATERS;AND   MEN'S  SWEATER  COATS,',
MEN'S   KNIT-TO-Flf   WOOL   COMBINATIONS
In* fact' everything in' the line of Men's Furnishings,
quality and price guaranteed. *" ' ,
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Ladies' Ready-to-Wear
Department
New Fall Suits, up-to-date''.-.'.,
.New.Fall Skirts, up-to-date...
New Fall'Coats, up-to-date...,
,. .$20.00 to $30.00
'.'...$3.5Q _o'.$10.50,
.; $1^.00 to: $27.50
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THE     HAYING    SEASON    IS     HERE
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V . Our'stock of haying- tools is complete.   Forks, Hand Rakes, .-' -*
S '   Scvth'es and Snatlis,'Grindstones'WhetSt'ones, Wrenches.'* -.  ■"
m y ' Miichine Oil and Oilers, Dcering Mowers and Horse Rake's. -       T
• ... - Mail or phone oi'dei's receive careful attention.. -   J
J=Ms-AGN E W-SrGoi
EI_K©r=B^Gi
THE  HAROLD NELSON COMPANY.
„ Fresh from the laurels gained by
an unprecented run. during the past
year at the ": Garrick -theater, San
Francisco, and the Beck theater,
Belltngliam, JVash.,' Harold "Nolson,-
Canada's favorite actor, and a coin-
pnny of excellent players . will be
seen at the Fernio. Opera House next
Thursday, Soplember 8th, Inasmuch
as Mr.- Nelson' will only he ablo to
play one date on account of ' tho
brovlty of his prosont tour which Is
to ho followed by a long return engagement at Belllngham, ho has
solected an excellent vchlclo to display his wide versatility, "Plorro of
tho Plains" is tho titlo of tho presentation to bo given hero,, this bolng
tho first time lt has been, played outsldo of tho large.eastern' cities. In
nil probability this portrayal will bo
thb ronl treat* of tho season, dramatically speaking.,
Sir Gilbert Parker, whoso powerful
novels havo startled tho world, Is tho
author of "Pierre of tho Plains," and
Mr. Nelson hns spared nolthor pains
nor expense to glvo lt tho Intorpro-
tntlon which it desorvos. It Is modern In construction and donls with
settlors on tho border, who aro
graphically depleted without bolng ex-
fiKKorntod or ovordrawn. Plorro Is a
half-breed wllh whom neither tho
whilo nor tho French will havo anything to do and ho Is forced to exist
lu lmiolliiCHH, At tho mnrl ho is In
lovo with .lon. (iiUbriiltli, tho daughter
of n vnndlinuHO koopor.    lie hus not
unfolded IiIh tlovotlon nnd sho, bo
llm-lng tlm morW-H told of hlm that
ho In n wild ImmpoiiHlhlo gnnihlor,
hIiuuk hlm, Aftor n hoi-Ioh of nxr-llluK
i-vodIh which niibniiT i'vi-ii a tntcr-dy
Jen li'iii'iiH hin, true mil uro nnd all
finis hnpi'llv.
.MIhh (Inicn .InhiiKOii, tho boniitlful
yniiui; loading lndy whoso rhnrniH
Iiiim: nerved to eurnpliu'o niidloncoH
wlii'i-ever mIio Iiiih played, Is noon nl
her bi'Hl in llm rolo of ".Ion.".,
Mr, N'oIhoh nnd Arllmr Hnydor
hiindlo kdiiio vory comic sltuntloiiH,
...-i.i i    .   .   ,   f .tr    (,,    ,.„
InuiMitei' ''ovurvwhcrc.
HnHorvod   Honts,  $1,00,  lb
conts.   Plan tit Suddahy'B,
n'ltf,   \if,nv,,'
nnd r>o
scratching the sores. , Doctor after
doctor treated her in vain, until we
had had five'doctors. "They all agreed
it-was a frightful; case, "of-eczema,
but. none of* theni' did any 'permanent good.    '""   (;     ":* ''     ■•'
"As a last resource wo were advised to try Zam-Buk. ■ The first box
did-so'much good that,we felt suro
wp we're'at last working in the right
direction. We persevered with tho
treatment until wo had used 13 boxes,
and at the end' of that time I am
glad to say Znm-Buk had effected a
complete euro," „
*, Mrs., Holmes, of, 30 Guiso street,
Hamilton, Is quito as eloquent. In her
prriiso. Sho says:—"Zam-Buk cured
my boy of bolls nnd eruptions, whon
he was so hnd that ho had. been unable to mix with othor chlldron.' Zam-
buk Is a wonderful preparation,** and
mothers throughout, tho land should
always koop it handy."'
For oczoma; oruptlons.urashos, tot-
tor, Itch, ringworm and similar skin
dlsonsos, Zam-Buk Is without, equal.
It also euros cuts, burns, scalds,
plies, abscesses, chronic sores, blood
poisoning, oto. All druggists and
stores at SO cents a box, or post free
for price from Zam-Buk Coi, Toronto.
Ilofuso Imitations,
Q.  N.'S  P088IBLE  NEW  ROUTE.
It Is roportod that a party of Great
Northorn surveyors aro out looking
for a prnrtlciihlo routo from Crnnbrook via Mnrysvlllb over tho dlvldo,
If this scheme be found to bo workable It will mako a groat shortening
of tlio dlHlanco between Cranbrook,
mid tho wost by cutting off tho
Kootonay Lako water trip,
.   Balance of .qur stock of Wash Suits and Skirts at
actually .half price.        ■*-*.'
pry Goods Dept.
New White Blankets, pair	
, (i        _ 7 '    ..
New; Gray Blankets,, pair ...'.'..,
Hudson's Bay Blankets, ■ pair ..;
New Dress Goods,..New Silks.,
,...$3.75 to $7.50
...$2.50'to* $4.50'.
.:.$6.00 to $8.50.
Boot; ctnd; Shoe Dept.
'*' Men's'Just Right'Shoes just-received/'a'full line of
New Fall .Lasts,- special at, pair. 7 ..'. .$5.50 to $7.00
Ladies' Relendo Shoes, with ■ the.'cushion heel, special -.
"at,,per'pair. .V.r:\"..'....'.' .'.$4.00,' $4.50, $5.00 '.
Special Line Ladies' Tan  Oxfords and  Shoes,- special
at per pair ...*...,.". .'...;._...;  .$2.95
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IF   YOU   WANT
a Shave, a Game of Pool or Billiards
or. a Cup of Coffee,.
Drop in at Ingpam's
JPull Stock of Smokers' Goods Always on Hand
VICTORIA AVENUE FERNIE,.B. C.
CENTRAL
HOTEL
The Two
"Billies"
Now Under New Management
Catering to the Worklngman's Trade *
Large Airy Rooms and Good Table
BILLY R083
BILLY MACKAY
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BABY'3 TEnRIBLE ECZEMA.
Five Doctors Failed to Relieve, but
Zam-Buk Worked a Cure,
Sidewalk Needed.
We havo Just received a bill for taxon.
receipt would bn greatly appreciated thnt would cover
tho Hp-u-o fiontiriK this block.
MrH, <"Iiiih. I.evoro, of Proncott,
Norlh Caiinol, Ont., tolls how Znm-
Tluk rurod h"f hahy. Sh-5 nays'.—"My
baby'* head mid faro wna ono com-
ph'tm m.'iMi nf nnroti. Tho Itrhlnff nnd
Irrltntloii were f'-nrful, nnd tho little
ono'a pllKhi wnn ho aerlotia that nt
A sidewalk -°nfi M™ wi' feared her t**r« would
he cat-m otf by tho dlseiW.
"Wo hnd io keep hor hands, tied
for dA>*K io pre-ient her rubbing and
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Best Pictures
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Fernie.
Our pictures are all clear,
steady and up, to date
Wc are giving away $10
on Saturday Night
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THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. C„ SEPTEMBER 3, 1910.
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♦  ?    COAL  CREEK  BY   174        ♦
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;*7'.' Births.       ■  .    '    .7
/' August 26th, the family, of "_lr, and
•', Mrs. Albert *Pierpont was increased
.,, hy*,the arrival of a son.   On the same
"day as. the above arrival another of
-th??**-,same gender' made his presence
.' known- at -.the homo of Mr.*- and Mrs-.
'.'Jobn.Drew.-.- *-■* s.- *  7'--, ■• "■.-,
.  Mr. James McGechie, who is now a
resident of the. Big Slide village and
.well* known football enthusiast, was
rusticating up here last week.      7-
Tuesday la?t saw the end .of the
summer-vacation ■ and- once • again the
boys arid girls have started to school'.
Iir. Jay, now.a resident of Fernie, is
once, again, occupy ing the position of
principal of the big school which is
"altogether too little to accommodate
. tiie .fast increasing. population -of this
camp and as a result there is overcrowding" whicli is neither healthy for
the. students"'--or •teachers.---Th.is -is-a
-matter which the school board should
„ take  up  and  the  residents  of  Coal
' Creek petition    the   government 'for
.more * school; capacity.    «.     _.;
'   '   This-camp.'is a'fertile field; for aU
'.kinds of real estate agents, but a new
, proposition, was in* evidence this week.
■ "\V.- Mujholland,1' representative-'-of the
.'•Canadian Northwest . Oil    company,
-.., owners  of. six  sections ,of  southern
, Alberta oil lands; is soliciting for this
-■.institution and,-i£it turns out as an-,
.ticip'ated' it will  be' a great', invest-
*. ment for those lucky enough to hold
;shai*fis^i.,-\. r£:.!xr,<fj„.-v, • ^Sf-Afe->-**'.t*r-■*■', ;
.,   Mrs. J. Young returned'last Friday
•Ofrom a threo- months' vacation oivhlcli
" !slie spent in. Auckland District, ,JEng-
n     - ■ - "i;. --i        ■ -*-
■- -land. ..-•--
.    Jack Caufield^refereed- tlio league
.match last Saturday between the top-
. notchers. and Frank.*The.game, which
, ,was fast and furious from the kick-
.. 'off,  resulted , in-'- Michel' scoring . the
'only goal. '        '
.   Coal Creek' played a'home match
last Saturday,with Coleman, - The vaj-
.*-rley was full of smoke from the-many
bush  fires .wliich -have been  raging
-.for* several" weeks, but-1 otherwise' \t
?was ideal football weatherl   Right at
.;the, very,   start    the,   visitors came
'perilously near scoring,    but    smai|t
■work-on.he.-par. of**our-team'took It
. out) of tho danger.zone. .Coleman had
the do or-  die  * expression on their
faces and certainly, kept the forwards
busy as they'made-assaults-on-the
' home goal., but after about 20 minutes
,; play .'the  - air    resounded  with  the
* shouts of-.the- .spectators-when .0.
Joison .succeeded' „in ■ jjuttipg '. tho'
■leather between- the -posts'"scoring
'number,oiie'„.for,  the ,-.Creek..   This
-aroused*, the .visitors   to * still" more
strenuous efforts, ■ yet at the" call of
* one-half time * there., was  no*; change
* effected.   The. second ■ half    opened
'with tlie home'teani malting an on-"
! slaiight, on the right wing most ably
defended by tlieir opponents,- biit con-
slant attack brought up. the scoro to
—Coal Creek,- 2; . Colemnn.-'0. 0.
Jolson repeating. This last goal
' soomed to have, so worked up tlio
Coloman players that thoy -became
an gored and tactics. .were. Indulged in
'that are out of placo among- true
sportsmen and tho.guilty parties woro
reprimanded as they ought to bo ro-
gardloss of who tlioy nre. .Ono-vory
regrettable Incident' made matters
still more" annoying. The ball was
bolng brought' up tho homo loft wing
and* sonic of tho spectators woro
closo to tho touch lino when ono of
" tho Coleman players commenced
abusing* Roforeo Qulnnoy for not
keeping It clear, This noisy Indlr
virtual was ordorod off tho flold, but.
refusing to go tiioroby putting a temporary stop to tho gamo. This was
particularly unfortunnto as dusk was
. coming on npaco, howovor, the ro
. sumption took plnco aftor this uncalled for dolny and shortly thereafter, the visitors mndo their Initial
'scoro, nnd from thon on until tho
whistle blow thoro was n gnino played
." that'was spectacular; but no further
chnngo wns offectod nnd tho Crook
hold tho advantage by their scoro of
2 to 1, After the, game the visitors
were rehtertalned*, at a'-' smoker" in the
club hall and a good program interspersed-with Mutzirie was carried out.
. It is quite - a.'conundrum . to many
of the people who live up here how
it is that when- residents" of ..tlils place
visit..vF.ei*nie...oa.,S-4ndays. that they
come back with a,\peculiar style.of
walking, ,1s it possible-.that Elk creek
is doctored or perhaps* it is the great
cnange of air that has an effect upon
them?    '..   V . .,    4   * 7, ....; , , .    '__
Creekites were* very numerous in
Fernie this week. ,'Monday night several of our resident K, P.'s ^attended
the D, O. K.K. celebration and on
Tuesday night the visit of Sir Wilfrid Laurier * attracted many followed
by * attendance at the Grand theater
to'witness the musical comedy-"The
Burgomaster." Did they enjoy it?
Well,' yes, as if provided a ripping
good amusement to .on e and. all.
There was one very"1 disagreebale
feature in connection with the aftermath of the latter, and that was the
train question that ought to.be attended to so as to avoid and repetition of the discomfort'and*misunderstanding that resulted. Nobody expected to be^called upon to pay fare
as in former cases the theater management made , special arrangements
for the benefit of Coal Creok patrons,
and if it was intended that they also
pay train fare then it should. have
been so- stated on the dodgers.    .
A; special train- was run from here
last Sunday. for the convenience of
those-who' wished* to -attend the
funeral of our. late brother, James
Ro.bey, whose- death -was reported'in
last week - paper, -.- and although
there was a fairly- large number of
passengers on the train there was a.
large, portion of them that did, not go
to the funeral. This is not as it
should *be.* When-the mines are closed
and every facility afforded it is cer-
naiiily "the-" "dufy "of every'union" man
to pay the last tribute of respect tb
a denai-ted ifellow ■jvoj.-ker., .'   ,•""-' .
.Thafollbwihg le'tter^whfcli]ha's-:beeh
received by-" tlie' locar secretary qf
"tiro Wellington- Mine, (England) j Disaster ,Fund"'"wilf prove" of "interest to
subscribers-"and^Cuitiberl&iid" p_b'ple in
general. ■".---* *■''■   -■"-*■•*   '*'■'-■ ■■■_•',   ;
•Town -Clerk's- Office,-' Whitehaven.
,..--,-.>-..*.• Augirst'.17th,-1910.     '.
"Whitehaven .polliery.Disaster Fund."
."Dear Sii*:   .    ' '-  V ;.   *
I have pleasure ""in" acknowledging
receipt-of your draft, for £70 towards
my fund for. relief-of distress caused
by the Wellington pit disaster. It is
never—too-late to-do- a-good action,
and.the .money, .you 'and-yoiir--friends
=_i3.yo=gu!3goribed=is=a =weIconie=sdd- =
(Ton'TiT "my fiirid. ,T note tliat"in addition to_" what I "have received a sim-
;liar,-'sum* hat? befen sent; to Mr'/Hari-
lon direct so that Coal, Creek and
Michel .have done, wonderfully well. :I
thank, you-for your, kind references
to my. services and would feel obliged
'if'yo-u will'convey-niy'kind regards,
to all Cumberland men in your district. 'Please fjnd official receipt annexed, v ■" 7,.'.        ''"    'y-
Yours faithfully,
(Signed)  JOSEPH BRAITHWAiTB.
.„. -.   . --      . . Mayor. '
J. Combe, Esq., secretary Whitehaven Disaster. Fund, '.Coal -Croek,
B. C.
-A fuf-ther -sum* of- £42 --was forwarded to- tho mayor, at the beginning of this week.
TENDERS   WANTED.
Tondors wanted to tako a leasq of
tho Minors' Opora.Houso at Coleman.
All tondors to be sent to William
Graham, P. O'. 58 Coloman, Alta., not
lator than September 14th. Fo.r full
particulars npply to William Graham,
secretary Minors' Union, Coloman,
Alta.
BENEFIT OF MRS. KINQWOOD.
The numbor of tho ticket winning
tho horse, one ot tho features of tho
collection for tho purpono of buying
an artificial foot for Mrs. Hurry King-
wood, Is No. 1102, and tho chock numbor of tho winner Is 312, Wo do not
know his nnmo but when ascertained
will publish It.
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♦ *..;..* .MICHEL. - '*   ♦
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(Too late" for pi^blication last-week.)
Max Berger was here- on Wednesday last boosting up the Dokies and
went* to Coleman on Saturday, '
..George Moses of "Coal Creek ,was
here. on Thursday seeing his old^
friends. .We were glad to see him
once again. 7 77 <-•
. R.H. MacDougall blew,in on Thursday's . passenger ' and will stay here
for' awhile. " Rory is an old-timer
around here. "'      "; , *     ;,    .
■ lid - Stacey has arrived from Butte,
Mont. We are pleased to see him
looking so well and that he has' lots
of spondullcs.
Joe. Taylor, conducted'"' the * Cross
club up the Elk acting, as guide and
cook-on Saturday last.-
Tom Hampton's- grizzlie committed-
suicide last week by strangulation.
Nobody loafs on the verendah these
nights. The weather* has changed and
the young folks stay indoors.
. .A Polander; named . Drilaga was
found unconscious bn the C.'P. 11.
track on Saturday last. lie-" died
shortly afterwards and was buried
"ori Tuesday," the'23rd. The'local union
conducted the funeral. The .deceased
was a member of the'Corbin miners'
union. '■"   *••■"'       '■'■ '- ,
The,football.match was won by
Coal Creek by 1-0 .after a hard game.
The game was; evenly -contested for
ii long time,.'Michel-mak,ing several
shots at the visitors goal, but were
unable-, to'score. Finally Coal Creek
broke, away and kicked the, goal after
■some brilliant play. • * ' "*
" -Bert 'Black, superintendent M, ,F.
and -M.,- spent, an,''enjoyable' holiday
in, town this .week..     .' -
David. Smith, "master mechanic of
Coal' Creek,' came here for a holiday
on Saturday last. ■*. ' "
, rp Ti»jrar|) master mechanic," took
a flying trip to. Spokane on Tuesday.
.E... K.. Stewart returned ori Tuesday
.after a visit to the-poast.    ■
Miss Bartly,. assistant .postmistress,
has.,returned after.a pleasant '(-sojourn
at the Sulphur "Springs, .and is "back
■behind,the wicket again." - ■ '" "
, T. B. Baker' of the Imperial bank,
gave tlie boys^a pleasant' evening "on
the occasion of his birthday on the
'23rd'. ' ',..._,._..' ., :*: ..,!_-. .'." .
...Richard Jones, better known as the
"Baronet," from Corbin is registered
at the Kootenay hotel arid' says he
will' visit the Michel hotel before'he
returns. -    - , •
William Sa.yage_has_pur_ch.ase.d__a
horse from .James Mercer.. Savage
intends to hunt and trap through the
Arctic regions during the "winter. We
wish, the "Chanticleer" every.success
and our earnest. hope.s are 'that he
may bring back one of Dr. Cook's
flags from tlio north pole.. '       ,  s
' "Yorkle" was on the , sick Hst. on
Tuesday after the sports, but -we .are
pleased to see him recover' so' soon,-
the doctor being iri attendance. ■ - .'
„ The Anglers' association had an
enjoyable trip to'Morrissey on* Sunday last. The fishing was vory poor.
Tho best catch was.5V_ pounds by
Tom Cuncllffo ' thereby winning, the
first prize.' Tom Yates second, George
Wilde third and William Savage
fourth, John Marsh, president of the
ctsFoclntion, presented the prizes with
an eloquent speech. Should anyone
find a'beer pump around* tho vicinity of Morrissey Junction kindly' ro:
turn same to the above-named president and a suitable ro*ward will bo
arranged when the club meets; thus
ends tho trip.-     '.       ■
An Austrian, named Clomchuk, was
charged boforo.Mr. Burton, J. P„ for
making throats and using" firearms
on tho public highway. Ho was fined
$72 or flvo months In'jail'at Nelson'.   He pnld the fine,
J, R. Hutton hnd a very narrow
escape from bolng drowned In tho
Elk river. Jack's wndors got full of
wntor In a deep holo which made lt.
difficult for him to mako tho bank
In such a swift stroam
Eautbrook & Woods ot Now Michel,
known as tho Groat Northorn Llvory
compnny, havo dissolved partnership.
Woods Is now tho sulo proprietor.
The Italian society's sports on Monday proved a grout ruccohb, tho
Mlchol prlzo hnnd bolng In attond-
anco, Among the principal Horns In
tlio sports program woro tho following with thoir results:
100 ynrdH, Bowon, first;  Fronchlo,
Accotid,
Ono milo raco, Fronchlo first.
Smoking' cigar rnco, Fronchlo first.
Long jump, Ilowon first, .1. llowolls
Tom Spruston,' Tom Jenkinson and
Tim Truran, came back ou Friday's
'.'Flyer" from .Spokane, ai*d other
points on'the coast.*:
Mr. arid Mrsi Frank Frey and family- of Corbin called here ou Monday
on their way to Milwaukee to Frank's
old ■ home', where they will. take * a
month's holiday..{   •>*'*.
' Miss Johnston, the school teacher,
returned on Sunday-after the holidays
and resumed her duties on Monday
morning.   ,-   . ,      .*   -,, ,.
•It. Roaf was down from Fernie -on
Monday. '.   ,'.
After a good game last Saturday
the Michel football team beat Frank
by one goal. ,     .      >,,
Maurice .Burrell came* back from
the. Miners' . Union convention at
Indianapolis. ."Slim" ■ saw our old
friend Jack Jones who sent his regards to all. Jack is secretary of
the local union at Halfway, 111. *
Mrs. H. W. Read is taking a holiday at. Calgary. ■ .- „      ,
Pete Zorratti was in Fernie. on
Wednesday on a business trip.
H.- F. Weber and J. R. Hutton went
to Burmis-on Tuesday on a business
tour..      :.-.--■>
Mr. and. Mrs! Twining'.left for Vancouver'on Thursday, where they; will
mako their permanent home.' -
...Mr; and,-Mrs. Murphy-and. family
left on .Wednesday for, Ottawa foi"a
vacation.    ' -  •'
G. H. MacKay* made us a short call
on Saturday last from Calgary.
.   W.   Macintosh   -is    at    Paterson's
ranch for-his,vacation. ■ -        ;   ._	
George Oliver'.went east on Wednesday to visit, his relatives.
.Albert-Bastian is on the sick list.
* 'G.-B. .Steadm'an attended  the'-ban-
,quet.. in honor-of Sir Wilfrid Laurier
at Fernie oil Tuesday.-   .   .
W. J. Mast. and , Marshall Balduc
visited Coal,Creek on-.Monday.* ■
■- Bert Eastabrook, has returned from
.Pincher Creek .where lie .purchased a
fine* team of. greys for. the. Michel
Liquor.,company.     •     -. . '..    ; •
7 Mrs.  Fred , Eddy made-a  business
.trip to Fernie on  Monday..  ".--..
n. Mrs.. Gamage, postmistress,-left on
Wednesday-for Cranbrook to visit her
brother_who is -sick-there,. ...   ,
'S.-. H.'Tuck, fire warden,-went  lo
Fernie on Tuesday.night.1!   .','..   ".-
-W,  Switzer' came*, down  from .Sulphur Springs. after a .short stay.,   -
.   Bert   Blacky, of the  M.. F.   &   M.,'
visited Michel'on Saturday, last
', Messrs.* Trites _,and   Woods; came
here on Moriday visiting, their" stores.
Gerald. O. Desmond, the Socialist
organizer, addressed" a meeting in
.Crahan's hall on Tuesday night. ",.'*,
J3illyrJBaH_has_goi]&rto_jCorbin^an(_
will take up Jiis, residence there.
William Sproule. has ileturned,; to
Corbin'to resume'work, after his.accident.        , '■ ■■ \    , r-      ,.'   *
Mr.  Bromley. is    acting C. P.-. R-.
agent in the^absenee'' of.Mr. Murphy.
. Mrs. Burton and her.sister and a
niece  wciie  visitors    to,. Fernie  on
Wednesday.
Miss .Alice Parsons went to Burmis
on Tuesday. .; .   .*
The mines were idle.on the first.
Operator Croft of Cranbrook, .late
of Michel, died.on Tuesday morning.
* John Cooper, Marshall Balduc, J. R.
Hutton, .,Tame,s.Stewart, W, J. Mast,
H. W. Read, ''G. B. Stoadman and
Alec Hanioy wero visitors- to' Fornio
ori Monday, for the D. O. K,,K, celebration.
Marshall Balduc -returned to Medicine Hat, (now .ho is a Doklo) - on
Tuesday. ,    .   .     ,"
company of .which' .Mr... George.'X.
Fraser has charge. Both Mr. and
Mrs. Nome have a host of -friends
ln Coleman and the latter will be
very greatly missed as she was cVer
ready to play the part of Dorcas' and
minister to those-who wore bedridden or sick.    ■..   *., 7
. The same reverend gentleman* who
performed the marriage ceremony for
Mr-.and Mrs! Norrie likewise joined
the hands of Miss-"Mary Burke of
Springhiil, • N.- S., and John Mathison
of Blairmore in the -bonds of holy
matrimony, but only * two of their
closest friends were witnesses and s-o
quietly ' was ■ the marriage consummated that; it is somewhat of a surprise that'the news leaked out at
all..
Jack Dobson was busy , the -week
end greeting old • friends after - his
stay in Red Deer. He's the same old
Jack.
• B. McKay has returned from his
holiday jaunt to the Atlantic coast
cities of Canada and the' United
States and reports ■ a very enjoyable
trip.-' - - ,        .,      *
■ The, Chinamen are going ahead
building their new store at the east
of the laundry, , .
Johnson & Disney, contractors and
builders have secured some large
orders for construction* of church,
hotel, bridges, viaduct,- etc., -but owing
to the- slow'' delivery of lumber the
work is- not expected to ■■ progress
very rapidly.     •■''- „ *.
Dr. Percy Talbot, who has been associated with, Dr. "Westwood'-for the
past* two ' and -.one-half years, has
gono to Seattle to take up his prac-.
tice there with Dr. Adams. ,-' During
his* stay among us he- made a host
of friends that -while* regretting his
departure wish him every success in
his new Bonn-*.  ;     -. . _ ■.,
AH citizens having tho interest of
the community at Heart and -we don't
know of any exceptions, should not
lose sight, of tho* fact, that,during the
month of September the choice will
have to be made of the couucil to
ljok; after- the town welfare.. Good
men-are.needed.as this place is sure
to -.row and tt is very-important that
only- tlie' best- material bo selected,
GET-BUSY! . "     ;
■ Albert Jagos, underwent. an opera*
tion last- Tuesday and is progressing
as well as can be"expected, but*pro
vidcd.he is able-to stand it he-will
have to undergo- another one about
a week hence.** " *    , ■■
. Dr. Ross has now:, arrived and; has.
taken up the duties pf his office in
conjunction with Dr. Westwood.
Father De Wilde is in town for a
few days on his return from Can-
more, whei-e he has been.confined to
tlie hospital with sickness, and we
are sorry that he is compelled to
leave-us for a climate where the air
is not so light as here.
Our team's struggle at Coal Creek
resulted In a defeat as they only obtained one goal to their opponent's
two. Of course our .readers will
understand that it was the btst'team.
that lost because luck was on the
side of the Creekites. Saturday next
the team will travel to Hosmer to
play a league match and make a
week end stay in order to participate in the Labor Day celebration.
A very large attendance marked
last Saturday's regular meeting of
the F. O. E. and after the initiations
and usual ^business routine had been
concluded-1 the chairman announced
that although > the formal opening
ceremonies were to.be still further
postponed • owing to the ■ non-arrival
of the furniture that he felt- confident
that everybody, would enjoy the evening's entertainment and they certainly did as it was past the ■ hour of
midnight, before ,they dispersed. Tlie
following list of performers is .sufficient proof ofthe good talent participating: .J. Brynn, ,D. Roberts,
William Thompson, .. Lefley, R.
Webb, J. Hopkins, T, Mcr'rlman,
Wii'liam Irving, Joe Prilte,. I-I. Bour-
iiiouse, J.„Gibsoii-and E. Parrish. W.
bichardson had charge, of .the box
with ivory keys* and ably accompanied  the  several  artists. *.*
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♦ BELLEVUE NOTES  . ♦
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A basket social ln aid of the Football club-was. held in the company's
hall, on Wednesday evening, August
2-lLli. and* proved one- of the most
successful events ever- hold in Bellevue. It* was only decided to have
one on ,* the . Sunday previous which
gave* us very little tlmo-hi-which to
ask ■ all the' ladies • for their ■ support.
Quite a number: of the latter appeared
to take it as a- slight because thoy
were not called upon personally,* but
the. fact was that, the committee
picked for the purpose,- through
various circumstances,.failed to meet
on the .Monday night, and in the en;
deavor to make up for lost time on
Tuesday night probably forgot to call
upon everybody. . It is to'..be hoped
that this explanation will1' be satisfactory to those ladies who were not
asked. Some remarkable prices was
reached,during the night, one belonging to Miss - Mary Dunlop was a -
beauty, being a basket of roses hung
with streamers of green and white'
ribbon, and was purchased by Mr.
Dallas of Frank for ?1*!.00. The prize
winning basket represented a foot; '
ball field with goal posts, penalty
areas and goal lines all marked out,
and two goal keopers, one representing Fisher and the other from Cole-
maii. This belonged to' Miss Annie
Kidd, Bellevue, hotel, and great praiso
is due to her for this fine exhibit.
Jack. Fraser had to dig down in his
jeans for 10 plunks before he could
call it his own. The basket belonging to Mrs. Jack Walters caused quite
a sensation, it bringing the record
price of the night. Bidding started '
at the modest sum of $1.00 and was
raised by as much as' two and three ■
dollars at a bid. Auctioneer W. II.
Chappell (June) had the crowd in
pretty good shape and evidently
knew that Mr. Jack . Walters would
buy. Tlie excitement t was intenso
when one of the boys bid $20 and
it was immediately raised to $22.50'
by the loving hubby, wbo had by this
lime won tbe sympathy of the'whole
crowd, and the auctioneer by his efforts to retain his wife's basket, and
it was knocked down to iiim.. Jack"
wore bis most expansive smile when
he secured it. The - rest* of. the baskets-were all very pretty and brought
good prices. Wo wish to thank the
ladies, of Bellevue and Hillcrest for
their generous , assistance -'towards
making the social a success, for the
boys in green and, white. Songs wero "
sung by Airs.. Arthur * Amos and.
Messrs. Harry -Fisher and Edwin
Banjos.- The music was supplied" by'
Mr; Robert Kerr, violin, Mr. W. Millar, Cornelt. and Master Atkinson, *■
piano. ' After the baskets were sold
aud supper partaken of a danco
brought a- very enjoyable evening to
a close. The receipts amounted to
the handsome sum of $175.00. The
Football club desires to thank the
ladies and gentlemen who helped to
make the social -a success, and also
Mr. Chappell for the very able man-
' (Continued on Page Eight.)
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TU E     X BT  D C C
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1
A   High   Class   Boarding   House
FIFTY ROOMS—COMFORTABLE,
CLEAN AND CHEAP
Electrically Lighted and Steam
Heated Throughout
.COLEMAN NOTE8 BY 22
R. FAIRCLOUGH, ProM£J22L
COAL CREEK, B. C.
second,
,   Suck rnco, . ronehlo first,
Mnrrlort IiiiIIoh' rnco, Mrs. S, Stov-
I'liBon first.
ICkr nnd spoon rnco, M, Joyce*.
Tug-nl'-wni', tho Ilnllnn tonm,
Dillllni; t'uii'p'-titloiK double liiiml-
od), Tony Ho Lucca nnd Mlko
. nrnno,
Drilling rnmpotltlou, (single linud-
«*di. Tony Do Luccn.
Tlu'i'o wnn a grnnd hnll nt lilulit,
Miller brothers supplying the munle.
(Tins WeeK.j
Vtttiii,!- FJ.'il.'j'.*; Ihu; 1*;jj*ji ): iiiiil
plctcd In Now Michel,
Doc HohoIIo left on Mondny for Spokane. Tho community wore sorry to
seo him leavo but hopo to noo him
hack ngnln In Iho near futuro.
Bnm Loss wan In lown Inst Frldny
from Lothbrldgo.
Mr. and Mrs. James Mnrslilnnd wont
to Cowloy on,Friday Inst.
Jack Howell hns tnken up hin duties
us bookl-oopor In tho Trites-Wood
store In tho placo of A. Twlnlnn.
O. O. ICgg, L <-'■ X. r-'pn-Bonlntlve,
wns h'tro two days last week.
Dim WilHoit tvUmtud from CalKitry
whero ho underwent an operation for
one of his oars.
OootKO Motes of Conl Crook li now
payroll clerk In tho company'* oflico
In Iho place of J. flowelL
. Tho Bon Ton Ico Cream Parlors
calors for your trado. Supplies Ico
croam, soft, drinks of all flavors and
fruits.   Mrs, S, Ingram, proprietress.
William ', B. Powoll, prosldont of
District 18, wns In town this week
accompanied by a life pnrtnor, and
although wo nil know that W. B.
will look aftor tho mons' rights now
that ho has a wlfo tlmt ho will also
look nftor tho womon's rights ovon
though ho mny not join tho ranks of
tho suffragette brigade Wo extend
congratulations,
Cupid mid Iho piii'son must lmvo
boon working ovnrtlmo, nnd, nlthough
most lnbor ovgnnlzntloiiK mnko objections think that thoy do allow exceptions when It Ih for tho purposo
of tho formal lon of now unions und
ns tho contrnct Ion of mntrlmonlnl nl-
llnnr-fls can hn couslilorod on tho
"fnlr" llsl further comment Is limine-*
I'HHiiry, nlthough wo ennnot lot. tlio
opportunity priss hy of congmtuln-
ling lho (llfl'ori'iit happy cmiph-H who
lmvo rcfi'iitly Jo!nod IiiiikIh for wenl
(hopo ihero mny hn no "wi-iils.") or
woo fnr nvor and ihnl. tliolr roupcctlvo
111'-.* jnurunyH tonothor mny ho full
of joy, hiipplncMh niul pro!*pvrliy.
The first to lm mentioned Is thnt nf
.Miss .lessin ICIrdigo, whoso, niuiiy
frlciids wero surprisi'd to loam thnl
ulio bus now become Mrs. It, II,
Smith, llio nupilnl cnn-in-iny wnn per-
I'oimcd nl Ht. Hnvlour's lAnglli'iin)
church. NcIhoii, hy the  pastor, Row
t\     II.    illllllillll.        .Ml.    ,111-1     iHIK,     .*-l|ll'*!l
mi- h*i ,'1 .V mi.in, lliiinr.'iunit llu* i\\-
trie! nnd were tlm recipients of mnny
useful mid vnluubl** presents. For n
honoymoDii trip thoy propose) visitlni.
tha principal cities of Cnnndit und
the United States.
On Suiirlny morning Inst ti very
pretty wedding was solemnized at St.
Alhnns church, Hov, McMorlnin offl-
clntlng, tho contracting pnrtlcs being
MIbb Dorothy Westwood, tho oldest
daughter of Dr. Westwood nnd Mr.
Wm. (». Xorrlo. The wedding wna
privntci .only Innn-'dliitu rtilatlvi't* und
a tow Intlmnto friends holnir present.
Tliii hiUlKu and gloom left by., ihu
Flyer tho sumo morning foe a brief
slay In Hpoknnc, after which they will
mako th-alr homo at Princeton, II. C,
where Mr. Norrie Is now employed
with  the Columbia Coal  and  Coko
In  Fernie
Big Programme of Sports including
Horse Races, Foot Races,
Football, Baseball, Tug-of-War,
Squaw Tepee and Pony Races,
if
and Tennis Tournament, etc.
CITY BAND IN ATTENDANCE
H
15 Rds.-At Night-15 Rds.
Harry Lombard, of Chicago, and Charles Carver
Champion ofthe British Army and Navy
In The Fernie Opera House at 9:30.     Ringside Seats $2.   Admission $1.00
AH Eentries close Sept. 2nd.   Make all entries with the Secretary
G. H. BOULTON, President W. S. STANLEY, Secretary
(i-
fl •••7--Or;,',
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PAGE SIX.
THE DIS-KICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. C, SEPTEMBER 3, 1910.
Surface Protection
Conditions which result in damage to the surface above Coal
■—■—■— Mines.    Precautions that are necessary i
-TRADE   UNION   CONGRESS.
Osborne Judgment to  Be. Discussed
_.      at" Forthcoming'Congress." -
FERNIE UNION DIRECTORY
Written for Mines and Minerals.
There are two ways in which the
surface over coal mine workings can
be distributed and these are by the
breaking of the strata over a worked-
out portion of the mine,' or by a
squeeze over a worked-out, or .-■ partially worked-out, mine area. Either
action causes damage to, if not the
entire destruction of, buildings on the
affected area.
As every one familiar with coal
geology knows, the coal seams are
regular, strata ln the rock formation.
True coal seams in the eastern
United States are found in that por-
„ tion of the earth's crust which was
formed in what is known as the Carboniferous period. , Tho strata overlying and underlying-the coal seams
consists in general of "shales, fireclays, sandstones, limestones, and
conglomerate. Each stratum varies
in its thickness and in its hardness,
not only in different coal fields but
in the same field, and sometimes
within short distances.
In localities where there is but one
workable coal seam, the question of
protection to the surface is somewhat
Bimpler than it is in localities where
there are several seams; but even in
localities where there,is but one
seam, the problem can only be sue-
' cessfully solved by an engineer who
is familiar with local geology. This
•familiarity comprises a knowledge of
the thickness of the strata above the
coal seam; a knowledge of the thickness and character of the coal; and
the nature and, thickness of the
stratum immediately underlying the
coal. :, If the coal seam is not over
six or eight feet thick, and Ib at a
depth of 500 feet or more from the
surface, and, a sufficiently thick
stratum immediately over the coal is
comparatively soft, the mining of the
coal will not likely have any appreciable effect on the surface; because
the strata immediately above Tthe coal
will break and fall, and ..the fallen
rock will fill the excavation and support the unbroken strata above. If,
however, the stratum or strata immediately above the coal are very
hard, and the coal pillars left in the
mine are of insufficient size, or not
properly distributed, the great weight
of the superincumbent strata crushes
them, with the result that a settlement of the surface occurs. This set-
"tlemeilt^Hot^oniyTiffe-ts^h'e^surface"
over., that portion" of the coal seam
that has been worked, but generally
extends some distance beyond.    '
In the case of a coal seam near
the surface (for example, a depth of
100 yards is considered near), there
can   be a squeeze,  if the' overlying
strata are hard and strong ond the
their relative hardness, He should
also have accurate maps of the* old
workings in the overlying seam,, or
seams, so that he can, if possible,
arrange pillar under pillar and thus
have columnar pillars of sufficient
size from the lower, workings to the
surface. .,.'■■
, The above statements suggest in a
general way the causes of surface
disturbance and how they can be prevented in new , and-.: live workings.
Naturally, in localities where the
owners have the right to remove the
coal without being liable for damage
to the surface, all pillars that, can
be possibly taken out will be eventually removed and unless some artificial support for the overburden is
provided, roof falls or squeezes are
bound to occur.
In many coal fields the land owner
sold the surface rights, reserving the
mineral rights, but failed to have Inserted in the deed, a release for
damages to the surface due to the
mlnimg of coal. The courts have decided that where there is no' such
release in the deed, the coal can be
taken out in such a manner as will
not interfere with the surface.
, In localities, where in- addition to
reserving the coal, the original land
owners interpolated a release clause
in the deed, the courts have decided
that the coal can be taken out le-
gardlessof the effect on the surface.
Owing to the likelihood of damage
to the surface, the Philadelphia &
Reading.'Coal and Iron company has
during the past few .years ceased
selling town lots in the Schuylkill
region, and in some instances has
bought back lots that were previously
sold. Where the workings of its collieries extend under portions of
towns, aiid there is any,likelihood of
surface disturbances, that company
is, as far as practicable, "putting in
artificial supports of culm. This is
notably the case in the' town of
Shenandoah, Pa.
In the city of Scranton, Pa., there
have been during the past few years
several instances of surface disturbance, over comparatively small areas
in the western, or Hyde Park, section of the city. These disturbances,
while serious to the people who owned the lots and buildings, affected
property of comparatively small
value. Exaggerated accounts of these
subsidences in sensational newspapers
caused more damage ' to the city,"
probably, than the mine caves did.-
However, the recurrence of .such
troubles in different sections of Hyde
Park, and especially one in which a
fine public~schoolTb"uirdIngT wp~dan?
aged, caused.the board of control and
the'city councils to take action ln determining to what extent other portions of the city were undermined, to
arrive at some means of preventing
damage to property.
As the assessed valuation. of the
real estate In. the' city   is    in    the.
with rational recommendations as to
best methods to be pursued in various
localities.^ This work cannot be done
in a month.    If a year is given to
the work It will be none  too long.
Of course methods could be suggested
for the most urgent cases sooner, but
tne problem is a-large and complex
one.   It cannot be solved by "an outsider; 'neither is any man, not personally familiar with the geology of
the locality and the actual theoretical
and practical ability of engineers in
the region, capable of recommending
the right engineer,   no,   matter how
eminent the recommender.> may be In
his own specialty.   The*, job is a big
one .and requires a big man.   A few
of the men best qualified to recommend an engineer for the work are
Messrs. TV. J. Richards of Pottsville,
Pa.,  vice-president  and  manager  of
the Philadelphia & Reading Coal and
Iron' company,  Mr.  W.  A.   Lathrop,
of Philadelphia, president of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation company and
Major Irving A. Stearns, of Wilkes-
Barre, former  manager  of the  coal
companies  allied  with  the  Pennsylvania railroad, and later president of
Coxe Bros. & Co.   These three men
are among the most eminent engineers
familiar with anthracite coal mining.
Neither one  is „officially .connected
with. any company owning the coal
under the city of Scranton.   The officials of the companies owning the
coal know them, know their practical
ability, and know that   any   mining
engineer    they    would,   recommend,
would be practical in his,suggestions,
and would not take up their time with
foolish and impracticable plans.
LABOUR   TOPICS.
mine has not been worked in a man- neighborhood   of   if75,000,000 and its
ner to prevent it. If in a coal seam
near the surface, the overlying strata
are soft and weak, and sufficient pillars are not left, roof falls will occur,
which, unlike those In the case of
deeper seams, will affect the surface.
The above are merely general
statements of how tho surface' can
be affected by the mine workings.
In an excellent' Illustrated article in
Mines and Minerals for March, 1910,
Mr. R. Dawson, Norris Hall, consulting engineer, of Du Bois, Pa., shows
somo 30 conditions undor which falls
of roof In mines occur, most of which
result In disturbance of tho surface,
Tho 30 oxnmples given by Mr, Hall
can bo multiplied many times, when
the numerous combinations caused by
varying conditions of the mino workings and tho overlying strata aro considered. In his nrtlelo Mr. Hall
shows that there aro as yet no
formulas that can bo used to enable
tho engineer to determine the weight,
breaking strain, or any of tho dynamics connocted with tho strata,
This naturally Infers that ln dealing
with tho quostion of roof foils, tho
mlno manager or mining engineer
must depend on his knowledge ot the
strata In that particular locality, nnd
uso his own hoHt judgment, being
careful to allow n largo fnct or of
safety. When a coal sonra overlaid
with hard Htrata has hoon worked,
nnd uppiirontly good coal pillars, In
point of ttlzu und location, havo boon
loft, tho fliirfoco may romaln undisturbed for a number of years, but
thoro Is dangor uh yours roll hy, that,
tho combined nctlon of tho weight
of the Hiipoiinciiniboiit strata, nnd tho
disintegration of tho coal due lo
nlmoflphorlc action, will weaken the
plllnrs, nnd a Hot t lomont of the surfaco may occur, Of course, If In old
workings tho pillars hnvo not boon
JudicloiiHly nrrntigcd ns to Hlzo nnd
location, such trouble Is moro likely
lo occur, and lo occur -sooner.
When thoro nre two nr more work-
nblo conl Honmn, tho question of our-
fnco protection Ih n littlo moro complicated, If tho mattor of surfaco protection nud oxtructlon of a maximum
of tho conl Ib tnlton Into consideration beforo nny ono of thn Roiimn Ih
■mined, :■. j-,.-:-.t dti'.l (A trcul'.r, cva
hn navod, boonwno Inn mlno worl<inii*«
In ench Benin cnn ho laid nut with
rolntlon to ono another. Ilut, nH n
rulo, in tho older conl fields the
upper coul koiiiii wiih full); or part hilly mined yenr*** ngo, nnd not only wno
UXi   iUUu^t,^   ft..I..   <'-*   ******-    i»»'*j'.*C',.*'.»'J.-.   *uj
tho Biirfnco, hut there wnH no regular ByHtoni followed lu laying out tho
pillars. TIiIh cniiaoH trouble in mining the underlying HeaniK, If the Intervening strata nro not very thick
or vory strong.  ■
Thorcforo It lu ovUbnt, that, both
from tho standpoint of protection to
tho nttrtnro nod jirotortlnn in thn mlno
tho official who directs tho mliu,-
operations should hnvo a knowledge
of tho local coal neoioxy, ami bo
•hould mnko g«'o!onlcnl crowi--. .
tlona allowing tho various Rtrntu, their
thlctuieftft, and,    wherever    po-mlblc,
LEVIES  FOR  M.  P.'8.
Autumn Campaign of the Labour
■    Party. N
An active campaign, is to be^ undertaken during the autumn months by
the Labor... party, and its principal
feature, .will be a, denunciation of the'
C-teborne judgment, which has rendered it Illegal for a trade union to
institute a levy for parliamentary purposes. Trade. unionists are not all
of one political mind, and objection
to paying the levy has been made
by some. who, are admittedly of opposite feeling ,to the~ Labor party.
Their "objection to pay the levy has
taken the form of obtaining injunctions * in the high court against the
use of trade union money being voted
for parliamentary purposes, and they
actual value over $100,000,000, and
practically air of the city is underlaid
with from one to three seams of coal,
and the owners havo the right to
tako the coal. out regardless of the
effect on, the surface,, the action of
the board ■ of control and city councils Is .timely.
There are three ways in which the
surface over the unmined coal or
partially mined coal can be protected,
Thoy are, (1) By tho purchase of a
sufficient quantity of the coal In iho
ground to be left as pillars, the size
and location of which shall bo determined hy a competent mining engineer who possesses a thorough knowledge of tho local geology. (2) By
the reinforcement of present pillars,
whero thoy of themselves aro not of
proper size nnd proporly locatod, by
masonry or concreto pillars. (3) By
flushing culm, aBhcs, or sand, Into
tho mines through bore* holos, until
tht spaco formerly occuplod by tho
coal has beon completely filled.
Tho lattor Is tho method being pursued by tho Philadelphia _ Ronding
Coal and Iron company at Shenandoah, Pa, Flushing was first successfully used in tho woBtorn portion of
Shenandoah somo 25 years ngo, whon
a largo soction of tho workings In
tho Mammoth senm nt the Kohlnoor
colliery was filled with culm. In this
Inntnnco tho surface occuplod by
some of tho best residences In tho
town, nnd n flno Romnn Catholic
church woro threatened, Tho coal
wns of vory good quality, and tho
Hoam wan abnormally thick for ovon
tho Mainmolh Honm, ns In Homo places
duo to nn overlnp, thoro wns a thick-
DOBS of ovor 100 foot of conl. Whon
all tho oponlugfl hnd boon flllod with
culm, KnngwayB or bonding? woro
driven through lt, foropollng, of noc-
oHHlty, bolng ronortod to; nnd tho coal
In tho pillars wnH taken out, nnd tho
spneo thoy occuplod wns filled with
culm. Later thn namo mot hod wnn
HiiccoRHfiilly omployod In othor-soc*
tions of the anthracite field, but nil
a rulo on a smnl»c*r scnlo. Whilo
thero Is no Immedlnto dnngor to tho
siiriiico In most sections of tho city
of Hi-riuilou, and tho dnngor In tho
huHlnofln center Is still moro remote
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tiio vf-nl e«tntf> ownr-rn, nnd the conl
companion owning tlio ronl miiRt Boon,
hy joint nctlon, tnlto monsuroB to
protect tho Btirfute In soiiiq. miiunor
which will not only ho efficient, but
which will nlso protect the conl com-
*(>.»li»-.rt   ill   lii-i-.if   lirtttU,
Thero In no doubt hut that tho officials of tho coal companies will meet
the city nmliorltlcifl nnd roproRonUttvo
cltlKona hnlf wny If rational meniiB
aro ndopied. Tho first thlni? to bo
dono, Ik lo employ n competent cngl-
■u-or and gcolOKlut, otic familiar vilth
locnl conditions, nnd ono whoso ability
nnd repiitnflon nn n ronl-m/nlng engineer will fonimund tho respect of the
officials of tho lnrgo companion.
Thon ho must ho •j-lv-.-n time enough
to ronslriirt g-t-ohntl-r-nl -"rosfl-n^ctlonn,
mnko pornoinil examinations of tho
mlno working*, and prepare a report qucBtlonf"
"fiaW~gaIneaTriegal_vicfdry: A~nunP"
ber bf unions, however, still use their
funds to support members who represent their interests iri-parliament,
but an injunction against any of these
unions would undoubtedly succeed In
the law courts. The Labor party considers that morally the levy is just
and fair, that M. P.'s should be paid
for their work the same as any other
workman. To help meet the parlous
difficulties they have started a sixpenny fund, out of which those' M,
P.'s who represent unions which have
had injunctions granted against them
can bo paid. Those who .object to
the levy- should remember thai the
Labor party stands independent of all
political parties. It has been suggested that tho levy might be superseded by a voluntary fund; but the
objection to this is that somo of thoso
who ought to pay might not voluntarily do so, Even if parliament passed
a bill ln favor of payment of M. P.'s
lt Is doubtful if that would meet the
disabilities imposed by the Osborne
Judgment. This Is because the Labor
members have their parliamentary
election expenses to find; and also
money for contesting municipal elections. Tho Minors' Federation, which
contributes £5,000 annually to tho
Labor party's funds, have just decided to call upon the executive of
tho party to hold a conforonco of all
organizations concerned with a vlow
of getting an alteration made ln the
law as lt affects trado unions. This
seems tho best method to adopt; nnd
monnwhllo tho funds should bo harbored with a vlow of mooting eventualities. Tho Incomo of tho parlln-
montnry fund up to Juno 30 was
£10,505 and tho expenditure ,C2,13C.
Out of this ,e 1,060 was paid for tho
maintenance of 30 mombors of parliament for ono yoar, ■•
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-Strike of Pit Boys,
Owing to a non-Hottlcmont of tho
wngo question thc pit boyB ongagod
at tho St. IIolonH Colllory company's
Fllmby nnd Slddlck pits have again
como out on strike, nnd both tho
colllorlos havo hoon thrown Idlo nn
a ronult. This Ib tho third attempt
which tho boyH havo mndo within
tho pnBt fow wool's to obtain a rod-
roBH of their grlovancoB, Thoy want
nn Immodlntc ndvnnco of 35 por cent
In their pny, nnd, though ndvlRod hy
tho officials of tho Miners' Union
not,to stop work, thoy took tho matter Into thoir own hands nnd cnmo
out on striko, Negotiations will,
howovor, tako plnco, nnd it Is hopod.
a satisfactory termination of tho dis-
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Miners and Accidents.
Tho Durnloy minors nro evidently
not satisfied with what Is being dono
In respect to preventing nccldonts In
inlncH, nnd tho roport of tho Durnloy
iiiihUtt a*<,\>v-H*.uou X.&r.'ce, iUc n.u'1-cn'u-
ment to tank for not pushing this
mattor forward with moro alacrity.
Tho committee point out that accidents ln mlnos aro on tho Increase,
"Fancy thli," thoy sny, "In tho
twentieth century! And what a
at rain It In to have only to lnupcctorn
for 3.500 pits, with all tho inquests
on nr-nrly 1,40ft own to nltond nn-
nually!" Tho commlttoo noka, "1»
tho government serious In Its prom-
Ito to do something to try and lesson
tho appalling death roll of tho mines,
or Is It only going to play with tho
In view of the great Interest which
is -being -taken on the-question-of
labor representation as affected by
the Osborne, judgment, much significance will attach to the proceedings
at'the Trade-Union congress-a. Sheffield next month. 7 On this toplc-7
which has been referred to a joint
board representing the Labor party,
Trade Union congress, and the. General Federation of Trade Unions—
there are ' no " resolutions proposing
direct parliamentary action to, reverse the verdict of ,the courts. The
agenda,, however, contains three resolutions dealing'directly or indirect;
ly with the'subject. The Furnishing
Trades, Federation "propose that: "-
The Parliamentary Committee be
instructed tb frame a bill to legalize
payment of'salaries to M. P.'s from
the national exchequer.
A second resolution suggests the
establishment, of' a central' legal defence fund, tb which affiliated unions
shall contribute pro rata, ,with the
object of meeting the legal costs incurred by any of the affiliated unions
"in carrying to the highest legal
court any , test. case affecting the
fundamental principles of organized
labor." This is proposed by the
•-Amalgamated Society of Railway
Servants, who have had to bear the
expenses of the prolonged litigation
which ended ln the law lords pronouncing the compulsory levy for
payment of M. P.'s illegal. The proposal to spread the costs of such
cases over the whole' group of bodies
affected by them is" likely to lead, to
an important debate. The third resolution on the subject reaffirms . the
congress declaration in favor of payment ofM. P.'s, one man one vote,
closing of public houses during polling hours, and the holding of all
elections on one day.
The other topics which will be considered by the congress cover, a wide
field of industrial, social, and political workers. Among, the resolutions
on the labor exchanges Is one from
the Sheet Metal Workers/and Braziers suggesting that the present management, of. the exchanges is liable
to prove prejudicial to the Trade
Union movement. , It is*. proposed
that the Trade Union officials should
always be supplied with. the. name
and address of and. the wages paid
by any-, firm offering work through
the exchange.,,,It is further proposed
that applicants for work should not
be sent outside,their own.'district, excepting in the case of employers who
recognize. Trade Union' rates. The
Bookbinders arid Machine Rulevs'
Consolidated. Union puts forward a
resolution that the exchanges should
not be. a-ade the medium of '5up.il/-
ing" labor, during disputes, or of supplying -labor at any time at less than
Trade Union rates.       ? 7 ■ ' .
' A minimum wage for government
workers is to be discussed on a reso-
Lizard Local General Teamsters, Nb.
141,•■ Meets:every,Friday night at
8 p.m. .Miners union ball;* A. L.
Boles, President; William Long, Re-
v cording Secretary..  .,
Bartenders'- Local No. 514: Meets 2nd
'. and 4th Sundays at 2.30 p.m. Secre-'
, tary J." A. Goupill" Waldorf Hotel.
DR. WRIGLESWORTH.  D. D. 8.    '
' ." .      .'-"'.•DENTIST..    ■'.*•■"'*'7
-  Offlcs: Johnson-Faulkner Block.-7
Hours 9-12; 1-6;. 7  Phono 72
■•"ernle
b, ;c:
Gladstone Local No. 2314 U. M. W. A.
Meets 2nd "and 4th Saturday Miners
Union hall.   -X). Rees, Ser-..
Amalgamated,Society, of Carpenters
and Joiners: Meets-iri the Jilners'
Union Hall.    A, Ward, Secretary.
Typographical Union No. 555'," Meets
last Saturday - In each month. at the
Ledger Office. A. J, Buckley, Secretary.'     ".-  ' ' 7-
Local Fernie No.' 17 S. P. of C. Meets
in Miners Union Hall every Sunday
at 7.45 p.m. Everybody welcome, p.
Paton, Secretary-Treasurer. .
. 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.  ;,        7 W. S. Lane
ROSS & LANE      37'^
Barristers and.Sblicitors
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my0m
LUMBER GO.
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A. McDougall, Mgr
Fernie, B. C.
Canada.
Amalgamated Society Carpenters and
Joiners:—Meet ln Miners Hall every
alternate Thursday at 8 o'clock. A.
Ward, secretary. P. O. 307.
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and
Joiners.—Local 1220. D. J. Evans,
President; F. H. Shaw, Secretary. ,,
L. P. Eckstein
D. E. McTaggart
ECK8TEIN e\ McTAGGART,
BARRISTERS, SOLICITORS, ETC.
Cox Street
Fernie B. C.
F. C. Lawe
Alex. I. Fisher
LARGE SECTION OF ,7
CALEDONIA COLLIERY
CAVED, IN  YE8TERDAY
Large  Force  Engaged to Save a
Portion of the Section at
'" Least.
lution ■_ from - the Labor Protection
league. ' This asks that the legislation Ibe .'obtained demanding "a Hying, wage of 30s. a week of 48 hours
in the London district, and. Trade
Union rate of wages for all trades."
The National Union of.Dock Laborers
asks, that legislation be provided to
obtain the insurance of workmen
against accidents, "to take the place
of the. present inhuman system of insurance by private companies." Another .resolution suggests that employers should be compelled to insure
their workers under a system of compulsory state Insurance. A minimum
compensation for adults of 10s. per
week in case of non-fatal accidents
Is also, urged.
The Dominion Coal company Is having some trouble- with east workings
at Caledonia colliery owing to an extraordinary fall of stone in that section. The break is plainly to be seen
on the surface, extending from the
old railroad, near, the. mine.. to Mc-
Dougalls field. There is a possibility
that this Beetion of the mine may be
lost entirely,:but large forces of men
are employed night and day building
stone packs,. with a view of saving
at least a portion- of this section.   *
Yesterday precautions were taken to
save all moveable. material and the
horses used in this part of the mine
were brought, to the surface. A
double shift has been_placed on' the
west * side of the mine in order to
find employment for those who lost
their places . through the crush. By
this means it Is expected that the
daily output will not be materially
reduced. ■*..';  . -    -   - f
-There is a report current that this
serious condition bf affairs at Cale-
_d_onia_C_ollle.r>7_as___a_tt.r_l__u.tM7-to__t_h_e
mode of getting coal during the" recent labor trouble, - when men were
allowed to adopt any system in the
course of their mining.: It is said that
pillars (to use a inining term)-were
robbed and reduced to such' an extent as to be responsible "for the present trouble. These reports "are "scarce--
ly creditable in view of the fact that
the deputy inspector of mines is supposed to have been mora than viligant
in enforcing, the law and ,preserving
tho peoples property.'*
It is to be hoped that the precautions now being taken may avert
further trouble and that this Beetion
of Caledonia colliery mny for years
to come be a-coal" producer.—Glace
Bay-Standard.
MONDAY, SEPT. 5th, 1-9.10
Labor Day Sports at Michel, B. C.
Auspices MicKel Local Union No. 2334
U.M.W. of A.
PROGRAM OF SPORTS.
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List of Events                          lst 2nd    3rd
1. Boys' Rnco, under 10 years, 50 yards....$2.00 ,' $1.00    $ .50
2. Girls 'Race, under 10 years, 50 yards.,,, 2.00 ,    1.00 .50
3. Boys' Race, undor 14 years, 75 yards 3.00 2.00
4. Girls' Raco, under 14 years, 75 yards 3.00 2.00   .   ...
5. Old Men's Rnco, 100 yards  5.00 3.00
6. 120 yards, open ; 10.00 5.00      3.00
7. Married Women's Race, 100 yards 7.00 5.00
8. 100 yards, Minors' Raco 12.00 8.00      5.00
n.   1-Milo Raco  12.00 8.00
10. Potato Race, 15 potatoes  7.00 5.00
11. Sack Race, 75 yards  7.00 5.00
12. Va-Milo Raco  10.00 5.00
13. Bicyclo Rnco, 3 miles 10.00 5.00     ....
14. Obstado Race  10.00 5.00
15. K«g nnd Spoon Rnco, 100 yards 7.00 5.00
16. Cigar Smoking Race, 100 yards  5.00 3.00
17. Football Placo Kick  5.00 3.00
18. Threading Nccdlo Raco, 75 yards 5.00 3.00
10,   Football Tournament, 5 a side .'.. .25.00       	
20. Uigb Jump    5.00 3.00
21. Long Jump, (running)  7,00 5,00
22. Mngpio Jump  5.00 3.00
23. Hop, Step nnd Jump  5.00 3,00
24. V,-Mile Race 10.00 5.00
2*\   Wheel Pnrrov.' P!",1"-*, 7-^ ynrd" 10/10 R 00
2f>.   Piim*-! 31 riling Pneo, 100 yimln  fi.00 fl.00
27.   Married Men's Race, 100 yards  COO 4.00
2§.   Baby Show, 1 to C months, 6 to 12  5.00 5.00
21).   Three-Leggcd Raco, 100 yards   6.00- 4.00
30    T-tonritj*' Ppw*npHMr»rt for T.nrt-I.«» 10 00
Football tournament to commence nt 10;00 n. m.
Rncing to commence nt 11:00 n. m.
Kntrnncc feo with tho exaction of Old Mnn's Raco, Mnrricd
Women'n Rnco nnd Children's Races, 50 cents.
All foot rjvecti subject to handicap.
Judges decision to bo final in all events,
Grand Ball in Evening
Dancing to commence at 9 o'clock
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Robotnicy - musza .sle poslugiwac
nowoczesna maszynerya, by zflnbyc
srodkl do zycia, i jak dlugo maszynerya ta nie jest ich; wlasnoscia,
moga 'onl uzyskac pozwolenle uzy-
wanla"jej tylko na warun kach dykto-
wahych" przez wlascicieli tej maszy-
neryl — kapitalistow.."
Robotnik musi sprzedwac swe sily,
swa prace, w przeciwnym, razie czeka
go nedza. i glod.-     -      '■'.,-•
**■*'.
*, Przeclwnie kapitalista w najgors-
zym razie stracic moze przypuszczalne
zyski, nie grozl mu jednak wldmo
glodu. - Czlowlek . moze bowlem zyc
bez zyskow, ale nie, moze * bez pozy-
wlenia.
* *   *      *
Chocbysmy nie mlell koncentracyi
kapitalu, trustow, prywataia wlasnosc
zieml czynlc bedzie robotnikow nie-
wolnikami.
• *   *
Jak bowlem moze robotnik otrzmac
owoc swej pracy,* skoro placlc musi
komorne za prawo przebywania na
zieml wlasciclelowi ziemsklemu, ktory
mu w zamian nie nle.daje.
, ;-♦»■**
Ze idea socyallstyczna na dobre
zapusclla korzenie w Ameryce,. swia-
dczy o. tern to, ze we kazdej niemal
gazecle codzien-nej po tykamy. hlety-
lko wzmlanki.'ale i obszerne artykuly
0 socyallzmie., Peine ich sa rowniez
wszystkie mlesleczniki. I to nie owo
czcze ujadnie na" socyalizm. ' Nektore
z tych pism . zastanawlaja sie pc-
waznie nad' przyczynami obecnej
nedzy spolecznej i , przyznaja po
twarcie, zo jedynie socyalizm lo-
glczne'i na nauce oparte daje le-
karstwo. „ \       '■'
, Nawet przeclwnicy socyallzmii nau-
czyli sie1 traktowac. inaczej * socyalizm
1 socyalistow, jak na* cywllizowanych
l\idzl przystol. Wyjat'ek stahowi tylko
,'polska prasa katollcka' i Dziennlk
Zwiazltowy:   . !■
-Miejmy jednak nadzleje, ze mimo
tak „powaanych". przeciwnikow ruch
socyalistyczny w"Ameryce w pocho-
dzie swymsienle zatrzyma. Podobno,
kiedys tam Jozus zatizymal slonce,
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BRITISH, LEGATION;. BRUSSELS.
\.'    . V ',.•' ' le 15;-Aoiit, 1910.
•Monsieur,      ^       ./. - . „   "
-'•Je suis' charge ' par   le    Ministre
-d-Angleterre de Vous accuser recep-1
tion de' votre lettre- en date du 28
juillet relative aTarrestation du Sieur
•Arthur Decoux.
■ Cette. question concernant unique-
ment la justice Canadienne n'est
point du ressort de la Legation du
Roi a Bruxelles, -.et si l'lnterventlon
diplomatique s'imposait, le prevenu
otarit cltoyen beige, c'est aux autorltes
consulages beiges au; Canada, ou a
defnut d'clles a la Legation de Belgique a Londres que ses amies dolvent
s'adresser.'
^Agreez, Monsieur  mes  salutations
dlstlnguees.
(Signed) GRANVILLE.
Je vous restitu la llste de signatures anneceo a votre lettre.      G.
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FRESH MILK
delivered to all
parts of tho town
Sanders A, Verhaett Brother*.
Proprietors
Translation.
Sir:
are.  a
Shoemaker&Repairer
.lout nmlm'inlfl only usod
and first clnns work-
uiansltlp onsuroH
A Good Job
JOB PALVO     HowfooHDlook
I am instructed by the British Minister to acknowledge receipt of your
lottor dated July 26, rolatlvo to tho
arrest of Mr, Arthur Decoux, This
quostion, concerning solely Canadian
Judicial affairs, is without tbo province of tho King's Logatlon at Brussels, and If diplomatic intervention
rcsvlt, Inasmuch as tho accused is n
Belgian subject, lt is through tho
Belgian consulates in Canada or else
through tho Belgian Legation In London that his friends should have the
matter attonded to.
Vouro vory truly.
(Slgnod) GRANVILLE.
Enclosed find tho list of signatures
that accompanied your lottor.    O.
vs&k zajmy nase , co soudruzi jsou
tbtozne at jiz prichazlme z Cecil,
M°ravy, Slovacl, Polska, Anglie, Belgie
jneb jlrie zeme. Tezto. v ,teto zemi
jest mhuvena anglicina, ucme se, to-'
muto' jazyku, abychom' mohli sledo-
vatl se zajmem. zdejsi verejne zalez
itosti nas se tak uzce tykajici. Stava
se i casto, - ze znalost anglickeho
jazyka nam muze zachranitl sam-
zivot v pripadu nestesti, rozumime-H
,a Uposlechnemrll rady a pokynu pred-
stavenych. 7
Nedavno jeste dva lldeprlsli o zivot,
kteri se "mohli zachranitl, kdyby byli
v rozhodnem okamzlku porozumell
vystraze, dozorce. Chodto pilne na
schuze Unlonu a nreozumite-ll nekdy
recnikovi pozadejte soudruha za
yysvetlenl. .Pravldelne dochazeni na
schuze Vam usnadnl porozumenl ang-
licke red treba z pocatku pomalu,
pozdejl ale poznate toho uzltek pri
denni praci; bremenem Vam to jlste
-nebude. Co je Vam platna sebe vetsl
zrucnost ve Vasem oboru, kdyz neov-
lsdate beznon zee, budete vzdy zat-
laceni temi coanglicky umi a muslte
se 8pokojlti s borsl praci a nasle-
dovnenizsi mzdour. Casopis "District
Ledger" byl _alozen ve prospech
vsech banskych pravocniku a majneru
bez zozdllu narodnostl a jellkoz list
ten chra/ni zajmy Vase, mieli byste
jej podporovati odebizanlm,. ctenim
a' tim ze mu budete podavatl zpravy
vscobecnebo zajmu.z Vasich okresu.
Slyseli neb ctli. Iste snad o torn ze
Compensation Act nema platiti pro
oni delnici jichz rodina neb prlbuzni
od nick zavlsli dli v clzozemsku.* Act,
jak vlte ustanovuje ze pozustali kter-
lcho^koli delniku maji obdrzeti patnact
set dollaru mnozl z Vas posilaji penize
doom zenam adetem neb starym rodi-
cunj aby nemell bidu, zvitezi-Ii- vsak
Coal Company.v skeze sveho zastupce
W- R. Ross-a pak pozustali nedostanou
zhola nie v pripade zabiti pri praci
svehozlvitele. Namltka o nlz se tu
jedna ji pouze pravnicka. Act stanovl,
ze vysetrovanl ma se ditl u toho neb
toho soudu' ale advokat, jenz byl sypl-,
en delnickymi hlasy do parlamentu za
Vas okres je proti tomu a jest patrno
ze v prayde. slouzi onem panum ad
nichz dostava mesicne peknou su-
micku za tyto sve sluzby.. Ted vidite,
ze ti co napomahali k tomu aby ..byl
poslan do Viktorie do domu zastupcu
sami si nabrouslll nuz s himz. budon
porezanl. ,Pivo, ktere' Vam ruzne
salUny nalevali ovsem chutnalo ale to
bylo prave to vnadidlo v nemz byla
skryta dukladna' udice ria Vas. * Tak
td~stoji~OTm~Vaslm advokatem a k
toniu se mu ani ..nesmite.. divitl, on
dela zac-je placen, ,.vina je jedine
Vase. Kdyz Vam poctlvy clovek
rlkal jak to dopadrie mluvil pravdu,
neb mluvil jako delnlk ale - Vy Iste
poslechli rad-eji tim co k Vam prisll
se sladkymi slovy, jen aby se pak
Vam a" Vasl . lehkover nosti notne
vysma-H. A co ted lze uclnlti aby
se.vec napravlla?
PredevBlm hledte se obeznamltl co
obeznamitl co nejlepe sangllclnou; A
pak misto, plva kupjte si" krilzky a
splsy. o socialismu. Takmlle prectote
tento dopis, sednete a napiste svemu
poslanci. pozadejte ustne nob plsemne
Vaseho, mlstniho sekretare aby napsal
mistnimu redaktoru, tento Vam pak
zfl8lo obalku se znamkou napsanl a
s adroso**. a Vy pak tomuto napiste
jak nasledujo:      '
V. teto castl British Columbia
(Canada) mame Zakou kompensacnl
ktery ustanovuje zo pozustali po delnlku pri praci zablteho obdrzl 1,500
dollaru. Ale Coal Company se pole-
ousi 6 to, by vyloncila z tohoto dob-
rodlni pozustali zljicl v cizozemskucoz
povazujeme za bespravl,   Prosime s
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■XPERIKNOt
SOUDRUZI I
Kazdy z nas projl si zlopsltl svl
postavonl a proto mamo prant sva
hlodotl uskutocnlti clny svyml. Zpusob
zamcstnanl nasoho mas miti, bychom
so Bbllzovall tosnojl za ucolom oba-
polno pomoci a ochrany. Nochmo*-**
strnnou voskoro mallchornostl dollcl
nan a mojmoz na pamotl, zo zuznoHt
naBlch pusoblst list vocl nahody, zo
' President Taft vravel, ze obchodnlk
potrebuje najmenej dva meslace od-
poclnku v roku, aby sa zotavll. To jo
pokne uznanie a este je to peknelsle,
lebo je to nahl'ad -najpoprcdnejsioho
muza v Amerlke, alo toto zotavnle
dl'a Tafta potrobuje lon' obchodnik,
robotnik ten by mal este dva meslaco
v roku viae pracovat* a nie si ody-
chnut*. Z tohoto zase poznat', zo ■■.(is
psa uhryzno, alo nezozorio.
"NOXIOUS" BOOK8.
♦ STAY AWAY. ♦
*•      "  "'■ .-#
*■   Notice to All Mine Workers.  ♦
♦ ,  All miners are roquestod to ♦
♦ stay away from Irwin, Madison, ♦
♦ Greonaburg, Latrobe and othor ♦
♦ mining towns in Westmoreland ♦
♦ county, whoro w striko has boou ♦
♦ In effoct oliico April 1,1910, the ♦
♦ coal companies having refused ♦
♦ to racognlzo tho minors' or- ♦
<* ganlzation or ontor Into a work- ♦
♦ ing agroomont.   Agonts of tho ♦
♦ coal corporations aro shipping ♦
♦ mon from various parts of tha ♦
«♦• country to tako tho placo of tho ♦
<*•> strikers by misrepresenting tho ♦
♦ truo condition of affairs, ♦
♦ FRANCIS FEISIIAN,       «►
♦ Prosldont. ♦
■♦■        T. DONOVAN, ♦
♦ Soc'y-Troas, ♦
List of Locals District 18
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C. P. R. TRAIN SERVICE.
Bundar last a new timocard wont
Intoiorfect nnd below wo glvo the
changes that affect this point:
312—0:20 n, m, !/>cal, eastbound.
313—10:00, Regular passenger westbound.'
7—11*49. Flyer, westbound.
314—18:10, nogutar passenger,
eastbound.
811— 20:31**., I^ocal, wosthound.
8—24:39, My*»r, *»««tboond.
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Corroctod by Dlatvlct Socrotary up to Awguac 20, 1010.
mamp ' Apr. Awr» p. o. AnnRRRfl.
•nankhoail   ....    F. Whontloy, TlnnKhnnd Altn,
Uoavor Crook .. N.  McDonnell,' llonvor Crook, via lMnchor.
■Bollovuo   J. Rurko, Rollov\io, Frnnk, Alta.
Blolrmoro   James Turnbull. Rlalrmorc, Alta.
Burmis    Thomns Orogory, Rurmla. Altn,
Canmoro   .T. Noll, Cnnmoro, Altn.
Carbondale   a. M.,.Davlos, Carbondalo, Coloman, Alta.
Cardiff    M. Lambort, Cardiff, -Vita.
Corbin ...,<..... Jan. Davis, Corbin, R. C,
Diamond City .. Goorgo Dobson* Diamond City, Lothbrldgo.
Edmonton    Richard Thompson, Frazor Flats, Edmonton.
Edmonton    M. Ronlc, 434 torno stroot, Norwood, Edmonton,
Fcvulo   D. Rooff, Fornl", R. C.
Frank  O. Nicol, Frank, Alta,
Ifo-m-ic-.      ,T.  Ayro, HoRm-','*,l R. C.
Hillcrest   J. O. Jones, Hillcrest, Altn.
Lothbrldgo   I*.  Moore, P. O. 113, Lothbrldgo, Altn.
Mil©  '  W. L, Evans, Lillo, Frank, A1U,
Maplo Loaf .... M.  Gllday,  M*t>le I-*«f. Rellevuo, Alta.
Michel:  M. Rirroll, Mlchol, H, C
Polico FUtn .... Nell Duncan. Passburg, Rellevim, Alta.
rooaburg  ...... Harry Smith, FWburg, Alta.
Royal Collleriei. Charlos Smith. Roynl Colliery, Lothbrldgo, Alta.
Btrathcona ..... A. Bhaw, Htrathcona, Alta.
Tabor  William llun-jll. Taber, Alts.
Taber  ,,,,.,... B. Brown, T»tM>r, Alt*.
Tho morals ot tho matinee Idol and
the difficulties of censoring Impure
books woro discussed in Interesting
speeches at the Publio Morals Conference, which resumed Its sittings nt
tho -jnxton Hall yostorday.
"You might -say that all books that
doal with sonsual subjects aro bad,"
said Mr. John Murray, the publisher,
"but thoro aro somo authors who say
thoy want to touch on thoso subjects
ln order to roprobato thom, and to
show how bad thoy aro.
"Rut books of nn Immoral and Impure tondoncy do not exhaust tho
category ot noxious literature -1 bollovo thoro aro books published at tho
present day on rollglon, on social
n.uoBtlons, on politics possibly, but
cortnlnly on philosophy, which do
moro harm ovon than tho Immoral
books, bocauso thoy can bo moro openly talkod about, and pooplo can road
thom without shnmo.
"I bollovo tho books of Honry
Georgo, Karl Marx, and Nletscho havo
dono nnd nro doing a groat deul of
harm."
"It Is ImpoHftlbln for tho polico to
deal with books on tho borderline
snld Mr. O. A. Altkon, representing
tho Homo Offlco. Uo nddod: "I iim
suro thero hns boon a gront Incrcnso
In London In tho production und tmlu
of oliJoctloJinblo porlorllrnls,"
Women Writers,
Mr, Henry \\. iway, |nt'hiu»-ni ot
Ujc- A*jyw*5.'iU*(l R■■r-li-it-llr-n* of Crcut
llrltnln nnd Irolnnd, mndo n Btni'tllng
Hlatomont,
"I do not wish to be ungallnnt," ho
snld, "but I cnn nHsuro you that tho
books wrlttoii by womon aro far Iho
u'oibo, nnd Di'-' liidioH nro tnr u-oro
ongor to obtain thoso books than tho
mon."
Dr. Horton contributed an Intorost-
Ing story to show how opinions differ
on tho morality of certain books.
"Recently," ho said, "I hod oc-
tinslon to wrlto a pttpw on Wnlt.
Whitman, but my booksollor, whom
[ know puifoctly well, rcfusod to null
mo a comploto cdltioi of the poet's
works as being liable to corrupt my
morals.
"The decision of what Is Indecent
should not bo loft to the distributor."
Mr. Farnoll, of tho Post Offlco,
promptly nailed down the suggestion
which had been made by Canon
Rnwnsley, that tho Post Office should
b« empowered to opon lottere which
-were suspected to contain Indecent
matter. ,7
"We are public carriers," he said,
"not censors of morals." - .
The Rev. F. B. Meyer had just
moved that a deputation should be
sent to the Home Secretary on tho
subject, when Mr. W. T;- Stead jumped up dramatically and said he objected to the resolution, and would
move a direct negative.
"It is absurd," he said, "thnt such
a resolution should go out trom a
presumably business assembly, - If It
does we shall lay ourselves open to
the ridicule of the world."
The resolution, however, was adopted, Mr, Stead finding no seconder.
Shocked at a Kilt.   '
Ho explained    his    views   lator,
however, when he was callod on to
speak on "The Influonco of tlio Stngo
Morals."
"If wo aro to carry woight with tho
public or the Homo Secretary," he
said, "wo must define in tho resolutions what wc moan by lndeconcy or
immorality.
"I know of a waiting maid who was
indescrlbnbly shocked by soolng a
Highlander walk down tho street In
uniform.
"In evory country thoro has boen a
tlmo when the stngo wns counted altogether corrupt apd abomlnsblo, and
thoro hns been somo reason for It,
whon actors and actresses (ouud lt
uccossary to reboarso In privato lifo
thc Indecencies of thc stago.
"Somo Bny it Is besldo tho question
to rotor to tho prlvnto lifo of actors,
but to my mind It Is of paramount
Importanco for ho many pooplo—say,
between tho agos of IR and 30,
"Tho actor Is a patron saint to bo
worshipped with lho adoration ot n
noophyto, nnd tho presence of 12
curntoH In tho dlvorco court l« of
less conso'iuonco thnn ono nctor or
nctrosH,
"lOxcopt In lho cnHo of unmnrrlnd
ctirnloH llioro nro nono 'whomi hiomIh
filiould bu moro closely Inspected thnn
actors nnd nctrossoB,"
Tho Rov. ThnmtiH I'lillllpt. mturnod
to tho HUbjnrt In thn nffnrnnon.
"Tho declared nlms of tho mimlc-linl!
nnd tha church," ho snid, "nro not
antagonistic. Whnt miillem Ifl Hint
the miiHlc'-lifill, lho ttiontor, nml Dw
ehiii'th hIioiiIi! lm controlled by mm
full ot Iho spirit of! Chrlstlniiltv."
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VALLr   NACJONAL  UO   MEXICO  10
WOR8E THAN TRADITIONAL
HELL.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Dividend at
tho rato of BIX PER CENT, por annum upon tho
paid up Capital Stock of Tho Homo Bank of Can-
ada has been declared for tho THREE MONTHS
ending August 31st, 1010, and tho samo will be pay-
nblo at tho Head Offico and Branchos on and aftor
Thursday, September lst, noxt	
Tho Trnnsfor Books will bo closod from tho 17th
trt 31 «t Ai-i-tii***-!. 1flM both rlft-vs inclusive.
Further corroboration of llio ro-
mnrknblo artlclos on "UnrbnroiiB Mox-
H*fj" njipcni'H lu tlto AiigiiH! Amoilcnn
mngnzfne. It Is writ ton by n womnn
who ns n trnlned niirso IntB boon a
rosldonl of tlio City of Moxlco for 1*2
yenrs. Of tho notorious Vnllo Nn-
clonnl, whoro Dlnz sells Into Blnvory
thousands of native Indians and
crimlriHlB, tho writer snys'.
"Onco, I remembered, I heard old
Ouiulalup-.* tell her hou Uii-,1 uliu uoultl
hnvo hlm sont to Ia Valle If lio did
not behave. I ask-ftl hor what Mio
meant. Sho hung her head. 'Tell
her.' prompted tho ton; 'tell her It's
tho place whero they send tlm pwiplo
that aro so bad Hod won't let them
go to hell.' AKuln, wre-n ho wnn in
Jail for slashing tilt woman's face
with a knife, old Ouadalupe came to
mo ln ber trouble and 1 flilred hor
By order of tho Board,
Toronto, July 31»t, 1010.
JAMES MASON,
General Manager.
JOHh   ftUMH,
Manager Fernie  Dnnk.
#^M*M*#>1U*-*&
why she did not «<>nd him to I a Vr.ll*-*.
She fell on fw-r kno<:*», sobbing and
pr'-y'ng tbat whatever might 'uppin
to her son he should ho span**-] that.
Not oo the Injured Jscoba. With
bandag-M faro nhn -rami* ttrT-^aming
from the kitchen: 'Ha. yes* That's
what I'll rtoi'i If he comrn allvo from
Reltm I'll have tbem tako him to La
Vallo. They'll mako him work llko
the dovll .pay hlm with holl fire nnd
feed him on the ashes!"
A peculiar incident connected with
a Itr* tn Arrrington whnn tiro -women were burnt to death, one of tha
dead women's voila wnn not even
touched. PAGE EIGHT
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. C, SEPTEMBER 3, 1910.
HERE AND THERE
BORN—August 22nd to Mr. and
Mrs. J. Bembridge,' a fiine daughter.
Both are doing well.
J. T. .Mangan, 'of the 'firm of
Kennedy and Mangan, left Thursday
on an extended visit to the cities. of
his boyhood days around Arnprlor,
but before returning he expects to
take a'look in at Uncle Sam's side
of Lake Superior.
' The' Salvation Army is preparing
for a • Labor Day celebration ■ to take
place on Monday, the atli of September, in the citadei when a supper .will
be served from 4 until 7 o'clock. At.
8 o'clock there will be a musical
festival," proceeds to go to aid of
new instruments for the band.
Wo regret to learn that A. It. Kennedy, "formerly with this paper, and
who recently resigned to accept a
position as machinist-operator in.Regina, Sask., has bc6h compelled to return east owing to premonitory symptoms of typhoid fever. We hope that
the change of climate and careful
attention may enable him to ward off
the threatened disease.
_. W. O'Dell of Hamilton';* Ont.. has
been spending the week .looking after
tho interests of the organization he
represents; the Bool, and Shoe Workers' International Union. The nature
of his work is tliat of calling upon
ail dealers "in footwear,, informing
them from whom they may purchase
all line of union made'boots, shoes,
etc. fie has., in addition thereto addressed unions throughout the district
requesting their co-operation in support of the union label.
Three Sings, Wing, Sam" and Yuen,
a • trio of" Cantonese; ■ enriched, the
provincial coffers $50; for setting out
fires near Cokato..
• Dr. Hugh Watts of Fort Steele, ,was
a visitor to this'. office on .Wednesday having come to"' town to meet
Sir Wilfrid and party. He informs
us that construction of the Kootenay
Central ,is in full-swing and that the
long hoped for railway will soon be
au accomplished fact and instead of
detraining at Fort Steel Junction and
driving by stage that he will be able
to ride on a passenger coach to within a short distance of his own home.
BUSINESS LOCALS
Cumberland   Miners  Association.
,' - • 7 Mark Lane,
Whitehaven, Aug.'' 9, 1910.'
u Dear Sir:
I beg to acknowledge receipt of
your very kind letter; and the en-
. closed cheque, for the sum of £72
4s , 6d (Seventy-two pounds, four
shillings and six pence) granted. You
might convey to the members of your
Male Voice Party my sincere thanks
and that of our members and widows
and orphans at this time of sorrow.
It is very pleasing to secure such
heartfelt sympathy in - a practical
manner as we have from our broth-
, ers' across the sea. ' No doubt ■ it
might be well tb let you know what
■ we have got done for our distressed;
the widows are receiving 12s -■ per
week  and    2s,. per    child  from  the
" mayor's fund and the men out ,of
work through the disaster I have * got
the i5s per week and 2s. per* child.
- We have not -yet got ■ any compensation money settled as' no bodies have
yet been got out owing to the-pit
being sealed.,up until September 21st.
.when we hope to.be able to get in-
bye. I enclose you two .views of our
fatal mine.
Yours in trade and unity.
JOHN. HANLON,
.   Miners Agent.
Mr. J. J. Hughes, secretary.
JPemMg£o/ir
.Quick and Sure.
School supplies at Suddaby's.
A ripping good dance Labor Day
night,  Bruce's  hall.' / -   ,*>
Headquarters for school supplies at
Bleasdell's   Drug   Store. ' ■ 4-2t
Corner lot and houso.on Cox street.
Pleasantly located.    •$750. cash..
.   "Please, teacher, I forgot to buy,"
Is nb excuse, better call on Suddaby,
Boys and girls remember school
commences on Monday. X. E. Suddaby.. ■     '
. Pedigree Airesdale pups. Choice
stock U. W.' Mitchell, 1'. O 92, Revelstoke.   ■   ,  ■ ,
Go to Bleasdell's Drug Store for"
school supplies. Special values in
school  bags." _-2t
It's up to you." We are here to save
you money in furniture and stoves.,..
The Trites-Wood Co.     ■'
The Orchestra will hold a big, jolly
dance on Labor Day night. Don't fail
to be thero,   Tickets, "$1.50.
Don't forget tho spot to buy furniture and house furnishings is at the.
Trites-Wood Company,* Limited.
Save up for the dance of the season
Labor Day night. The orchestra will
buy, new'music-with the proceeds.
, Buy,-a Standard Sewlng,-;Machine
and save money. -' They are in a class
by themselves, at the Trites-Wood
Company, Limited.    .. *   . *
Wanted: House' cleaning or-daylab:
.or of any kind. . * Mother of five children and .widow of member of U. M. W.
A;. Leave word with R7 L. June, Box
95. ."
Listen, we can save ybu from $20.00
to $25 on a sewing machine, and give
you the best, "The Standard," the machine that has them all beat, and then
some.     The Trites-Wood Co:
The • special fee for joining the
Workingmen's Club of $1.00 should be
taken advantage of before it is withdrawn; The tournament is on now
and entries* are still open to those
that are-eligible.', j. -
." Two lots", in 'block 76,: numbered 6
and 7, One, a. corner ■ lot.-.- .This property, is all" planted ...with- garden truck,
fenced all around.   $1,200 cash. Apply
E. Harper, McPherson" avenue.	
If you don't want- to .be'firing up
every hour during the winter to keep
from freezing to death," all you have
to*do is to buy a Mc.Cla'ry brick-lined
Hot Blast. Coal up., at 10 o|clock p.m.
and she is good- for all night. Try
one at the Trites-Wood Company,
limited. ■' '    .'
Our Ranges are all fitted with semi-
steel linings. .The greatest invention
on earth. Xo more castings. ,The
oven is constructed of 10-guage nickle
steel, making tlio most, even bakers
on the market, Thoy have no equal
in quality, finish or price.' The Trites-
Wood Co., Limited.
Remitimoi
AUTOLOADING RIFLEf
, BELLEVUE NOTES.
(Continued from Tage Five.)
ner in -which he' .conducted**- the sale!.-.
' BORN—On 'August 29th,'to. Mr. and
airs. Walter Millar, a fine boy/--
■ The boys, rubbed it into Fernie at
■Fernie on Saturday to. the tune of 4
to 0. This means that Fernie won't
visit here next Saturday, September
3rd, for the first round of the .Mini,
cup., Frank pays us a visit instead
of Fernie. -It will be a friendly, one."
" Mr. R. W. ■ Coulthard,*' the genial
manager of the West Canadian CoU
lieries; limited, paid .a visit to-this
camp on Monday, and -incidentally
fired three or-four men. There was
but one union man among them, however, and his ease has been turned
over to Vice President Stubbs.
Mr. Fred Henson, . our popular
butcher, took a few ladies for a drive
last'Sunday as far as Redfern's lake,
arrived there nothing would do but
that he had to show his skill with
the oars, and dame rumor hath it
that he dumped the ladies and .got a
fine wetting himself.
4> ELKO NOTES; '    ♦
♦- '■ ■ ♦
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
By Fred  Roo.
Here's to the man whose clasp
Is firm when .he clasps your own
Like a grip of steel       -      .
That makes you feel
You're not in the world alone.
Here's to the man whose laugh
. Puts the sombre clouds to rout,
The man who's fair '
And kind and square
To the one that's down and out.-
Did you,hear about it?
El Mabarraz Temple, No.' 92,
Dramatic Order Knights of Khorassan,
passed- through Elko on their way
to Fernie from Spokane Monday.
Several tyros from. Elko were picked
up en route. Full accounts published
by both Fernie, papers. , Our silence
on the grand affair.has been requested by the man with the big monkey
wrench.     ■ ,    ' ■
.1. Miller, of the P. Burns company,
of Fernie, was in Elko this week
taking, orders'for overland trout and
ancient eggs.
'Sensation' case of kid napping in
Elko!, Bill Leacey's kid slept all
Tuesday night.'1
Did you hear, about it.
' E. H.. .Telfer's" fishing party came
in from South Fork Sunday and left
foi- the east on 214. They brought
in fish weighing eight, ten and twelve
pounds, delighted with .their trip and
the.whole bunch cut Banff from their
visiting list. The crowds are coming
to Elko.-   '       -.    '     "
Pemfngtort.
See Our
Window
Special   Sale  of
Jbnamel "Ware
Our ri'k'ulnr iii). Wash luisiti
worth _.">c on wilts
Saturday while they last
10c each
SEE WINDOW.
FOR* HENT—Furnishotl rooms ,with
or without board. Mrs, M. Hoelzcl,
opposite Baptist church. '■'
FOR ■ SALE-Ono corner lot'" In
Fernio Annex, 00x120. Apply Mrs.'-M.
'Iloblzol, looming house, opposite,
Baptist church,
. MONEY. .T.O LOAN—A. ppyiH •num
upon -'real e'sfate"Hecurlty." '-Eckstein
k McTaggart. lt .1 p.
■FOR RENT—Two rooms for light
housekeeping w.ith uso of bathroom.
Apply Lodger Offlco.
FOR SALE—Recently rib-*v 7$H0
Dominion Organ, wl.Ui •fltoolVi -.Excellent condition. Prlco $70 cash, Apply
"W,....".Lodger Office. ,■;<
■ l-'OU..SAM-3—-llouad- furnituro, stool
.rango,- two hi-atcivH, prnctlcnlly now,
.nnd 70.spring.chlukunt*, Apply .linnet*
.Elision, Dnllon nvbniio.,     '    -      2tp
.. LOST--On Sunday ovoning b('tw<.i**ii
1 lowland Mini Victoria avonuo, lndy's
flngor-I'lug, flvo poiirls, Reward by
lonvlng nt Lodger Office.
FOR SALM—FurnlHhod boarding
lioiiH-n. Properly known hh th'o (5111
llonrdlng IIoiiho. Apply Rohh & Luno,
ImrrlHtoi'H.
TO lUONT-'-FurnlshoiI rooms to
rospoolnblo, quiet people. Modorn
iiuiiHK- wnlrally Ini-uled. Apply to
MrH, W. lliniiitil-lo, nonr Motlmdlst
church,
WANTI-Hi—llanllng by contrnct, or
othor loniii work, by man with good
<.him mid wngon, Cily or oiittsld**,
Aililn-hri I-*. Ilclslc. I>. O. IIn.ib.iry,
11, <:. lt-p
FOR SALK-A good fruit nnd
'•I*l-'!*--ii much coiitulnliiK nbout sovon
nor-'H, togothnr with now Iiouho nnd
chli'iuMi Iiouho and nbout. 200 chickens.
*t,»*|.>  t,n%'   '"-.o    Votnrin    XX    P
■ F
'S
The Store of Good Values
Limited
nn__BB
Men's
yityepafimem
A clean sweep of Men's Oxford
-* Shoes in Tans, Viei, Box Calf, Patents
a iui Velours, all'made up this season's
• models, to be sold regardless of cost
or profit to make room for new fall ■
stock daily arriving.   Our window dis-.
play reflects a few of the many styles
■ and values -we are "offering.    It will
pay you to investigate.
.' Regular -$5.00 to '$5.50, special.. .$3.25
•  Regular sk-i.75, special   .$2.95
Regular $4.25, special ..". $2.65.
OUR VALUES IN MEN'S
WORKING SHOES CANNOT BE
DUPLICATED.
SPECIAL  OFFERINGS IN THE    '
. MEN'S FURNISHING" DEPARTMENT. FOR SATURDAY
King of the Road, 8-ouncc Black Over- .
alls, regular $1.00, special.... ..85c
Men's Four.in-lTand   Ties,   regular ,
•65c and-75c values, made of'the finest -
qaulity silks aiul^in 'the most popular
shapes.'  Special    .'.:...... ,45c '
Odd lines of Stetson Hats; -..regular
$4.00 values to he cleared at practically your own price.   All tliis season's
shapes, .but must be cleared to make .
room for new    fall ' stock    arriving.*
Special !.'.."..".".,:.."'. .7"....... .'$2.85
Children's Fleeced   Knitted   Cotton
* 'Waists,* suitable for boys  and • girls,
ages 2"to 8.. Plenty of buttons for at-''
taching skirt or pants.   A very warm •
-' garment and comfortable-to wear. .35c
Groceries
' ■ ■.' n
liet us supply your' groceiy wants,
the**quality, will please you and oTtr '
prices, will save you money.
Christie,s Cream Sodas, per tin.7.30c
Sheriff's- Jelly Powders^ 3 pkgs. . !25c*
Best English    Malt    Vinegar,  quart
bottles .....:................. 25c
Canada's First Cream, 20-oz. tins.. 10c
B.y, C.   :Puve  Cane Sugar, 20-pound
Cotton Sacks i. .* /."  .$1.30
Staon Slibe Blacking, 3 tins,.....25c
GROCERY SPECIALS FOR
.. >     SATURDAY.
Fancy Table    and    Cooking Apples,
'    . 5 pounds ... '. •-. .25c
Ripe, Sweet Watermelons, per-lb.- ..3c
Barrington Hall Coffee, 1-lb..tins. .40c
5.-lb. Packages Banner Ooats, premium
in each packet, eacli 25c,
Cream"   of   'Wheat'  Breakfast   Food,
2 packages 35c
Tired,   aching   feet,   "weak   instep,',
broken down arch,.flat foot and rheumatism immediately relieved and permanently corrected by wearing
The Scholl Tri -Spring Arch Support
$2.00
THE   TRI-5PRiriCsPAT.
Ladies'       \
Department
. Our Drcssmaking:;Department-uuder'
the supervision of, Mrs.. Davy is now '
prepared, to accept September orders.
' You are; invited to call and discuss
with Mrs. Davy the.most,favored ma- •
terials and* styles'" for the ,'coming
season.   >       ■ ".". ' \ *'"    "'    '""'" ' '
' 'Almost.daily the wardrobWVf.'our *
Ladies' Ready-to-AVcar are being.augmented "with    the    newest creations.
. from the different centers of fashion.
, Awaiting you here, will be found the
most exclusive styles and designs; .together witli the most popular materials
for fall and wiai-Qr .w-ca. . Wc. invite
your -inspection..
LADIES'.UNDERWEAR.
*■*... i* *   *
Ladies!.y.estsancLDrajvers, made..of,
fine combed, cotton.and    very,   close,
ribbed;, beautifully    finished   .cuffs*3'
neck and "waistbands," in fact, the garment will give the best of wear, ."■„.."„
Each  .'. :,...'.;...'.;.-!   ...35c
■*  *
.COLORED WRAPPERETTES.
A cloth- suitable for the fall and
winter season for wrappers, liouse-.
dresses, skirts and children's dresses.
A good, heavy cloth with a nice, warm
fleece, in a vast .variety'"of colors and
shepherd checks.   7 yards .'. 7.. .$1.00
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk*kk*
{•  -*.
J. D. QUAIL
Hardware & Furniture
Fernie, B. C.
| NOTICE.
I     KNOW    ALL    Ml-:..    HY   THK8K
■ . ItlOHKNTN. Thin   I.   Willinm  Henry
i Nooton, of tli.' Cily of 1-Vriilo, In tho
, I'.-ivniro   nl   Uniihii   I'niimiiii-i,'Tiawi
norninittoil itn.1 nppolntod ,itn<l do liy
tin---.-- -wi'scott*, nomliinu* nnd appoint
.1.  S.  T. Ak-xntiflor,  KH'.ulro, of thn
wniiio plnco, (lovf-rnniont Akoii*, to ho
tho nolo -.nnrdliui of thc poroon find
oH.ntft of niy won Alvn, nnd In ho far
us in hlm ll.-h tin- |,->.<,<<; mi in dn I
ttivo unto tho »ald .1. S. T. Alcxnndcr
full  i,ii'Aii .im.l unit nil uf all  ptuii
.ify wkIimI,   or   H'lil< h may ln'como
vented. In my «ald Ron,'
WITNKrtS  MY HANI* AND S12AI,
30th day of August,
i
j tu  Fertile, this
I A. ».. 11*10.
j    Stent it, Healed nml delivered in lh«
I ttr.-j.eiii «> ol  1.. \', IrU kMttili hikV i>. V*.
MeTacRftrt.
ISlj-'licd),
WH.I.IAM HKN'KY HOOTON'.
II P
—N7^. "Snow-don  of-"Calgary, "manager- of  the  Snowdon'Oil  company,
and Mr. Outlier of Winnipeg'left for
a week .'fishing on the Wigwam"and
Lodge Pole creeks.   .
Captain 'Carrutliers  of the  Woods
Limited   Steamship   company   of   Ottawa, was Jn town Wednesday taking
orders for., bathing suits and* pocket
handkerchiefs, "
, We heard whilo in Fernie this week
that Spalding was the man, and the
only man, that could furnish.trout for
a banquet of say 100 guests If he had
five hours' notico and not lio about
it;   All wo have to say about it is
if it is the same Spalding that comes
to Elko why lie makes' Ananias look
like the youngest kid In' the infant
class at Sunday school.
Tliere was a fine bunch of tyros in,
Fornio last, Monday night,
Nothing so balmy as a clear conscience.   Do' unto o'lhors as you would
• havo thom do unto you but do It first.
■ Gus  Mocso  brought, a flno ■ bunch
of  follows  with  him  from  Spokane
Monday, ovoryono   llvo    wires • and
their cigars wore even' flirty.
Tho Whitefish bnsoball team passed
through   131ko   Wodiiosclny   morning,
Thoy didn't, do a thing to Crnnbrook.
Wo    noticed    George,   Barton    nt
Hnino'H 'hall last-Monday night looking as If ho had a load on his mind
as big- as a hay stack.    Wo "under-
Rtnnd Georgo Is going Into tho llvory
biifilncBH on a big scalo,  ..
Mr. and Mrs. W.   C.   Loacoy and
Sadie wns  up  In Fornio  ihls wook.
Hill Loacoy did moro to Rtop Martin
Holler's enroor than any throo men
that   went  up    to    tho, seonofl from
Fornio.   ,
Mr, and Mrs, Anhworlh returned to
Fornio   aflor   spending   n   ploasant
week In Kllto.
Suddnby  snys  tho  plul;  of  eond|.
Hon   Is   largely  (lie   roHiill  of  good
toilet arllrloH.    Hi's   rlinn    "Woods"
looked to us on Monday night, that
froHh ho was almost raw.
Wo he*,'   to   acknowledge through
tho rnlimniH of this homo library lho
kind Invitation sent uh hy tho mayor
of Fernio lo meet .sir Wilfrid Lnurlor
wllh niiiiiy tli.-ml-H, but i-pentllng Hie
night previous wllh thai bunch from
Hpokmie wim all our euiiHliliiilou could
titnnd mid look plom-mnt to lho hend
pettU'o.-it  «l  the nineli on our return
In lllhn.
Did you hear about ll?
Ilaggagemnn MaelJonnld relumed to
Crimbiook from   Fernio   Wednesday
and  although    our    sllenre  may  bo
golden, our luuglm m help my Joan.
phlno nro loud and long,   Mark wnH
t.i,. ...... ... *.'•..».«.->, *,,,*.. ti.,. .t,...^.. ,,<_,,.
MoT-iO.nv -nicht. '
Dirk Hoo nf Hoosvilln Ib net Ing an
fl«h halt rutfor for Ills dnd In Klko.
Sure xxo Hiiw Fryer of Crnnbrook
Monday night,    A  flue fellow hn Ih
loo. iuul ho liiuign onto a good thing
\uw   VI   mi i,   li.^fii-I    Ml     it      !t*iCilitn*iii,i
eliurcli.
The Huh coming In from South Fork
Ik that big ono I** almnnt persuaded
to bellevo thn Ktory about Jonah nnd
the whale,
Three clier-m and n tiger then
(oyotc.
A big hunch of Indian** from To-
hufi'f, I'lftlri'i n-IH ('dobroto In Fondo
UtlKir Vity.
We were plcnued to nee Mr. Bruce
tako lhe tnodUUw the doctor pre-
Rcrlbert wlihont. complaining, Ihonnh
It made his hair stand up like hrlnilcK
on ft r»-tor-backed ho-;.
\Uy Dm (.lit*- yuu luuk Monday
nlfcht f-rtlnwn prove ns u;oo*l to yon
ah U him hi-t-n to ur, and that yon -will
tm as Mien! hh Feeney* pi* wab when
Fat Hum* whl»p**>re4 fjork.
FERNIE STEAM LAUNDRY
^yy—a,niyDY-E-WX)JRKS^-—
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- .. LAUNDRY NOW OPEN
Dyeing and cleaning department
open September 15th. Fine work at
reduced prices.   "Union Labor."*
WORKS, PELLAT AVE.
.   Phono 173.
OP. P. 0
Goods called for and ^delivered
i**************************************.*.***.*****.*-***.*.
V -I A
WANTED
Seamstresses and Sewing;
Girls.    Highest Wages   :
Apply - ..        ■
MRS. DAVY
Dressmaking Department
The CROWS NEST TRADING CO., Limited;
"YHE   BURGOMASTER."
When tho curtain went tin nt, tho
tirnnd theater on TucHilay night nt
it o'elook, havliiK boon doforred until
ihat hour hecaiiHO of thu vltdt of Sir
Wilfrid l.aurler, n Iiouho urented the
eomiiatiy thnt nt. onco wan ftratlfyliiff
lo lhem anil to the mannnomont aH
H   tMth  piiciit-d   llulll   lliu  a-»c»   ul   mu
lUUill'i|,ul'_    ClJ    tl,    ni'lUiw    lllhi^Uli.:    lieiii
tho dome. If laii-sliter caiiHew ohonlty
thtii ihu many fat rtducin-*; pro-
piloiary   mod lul neh   Hhould   havo n
I'hoiioineniil mile in Fernio If tho ex-
, , , p.
*|,*t. , . _i\ ^ r,     \m,       LW^AIuAJf      Uht,**.*      —»'-     *-**,'
repented nB lt wns from rlpplo lo
roar iih long aa tho curtain wan up
and only when down wero tho people
able lo roHiimo tliolr normal facial
expressions. To criticize Id part of
our duty still iho quontlon confront!*
ie.- ■■•h-r*.* to honln. Thc atifp*», puns.
Jokos. JokelotH, repartee, followed
onth other In miob rnpld-flrlnir Hue
I'l'i'-iluii  ihat  wo    aro
JL  1\. J___rl.v-/ JtL
Barber  Shop
Across from Fernie Livery
First clan work guaranteed.
Drop in and convince younelf.
Fit-Reform Suits make a search
for anything better a waste of time..
If you want the best thefe 'is, there is no reason -
why you should not have it.
Fit-Reform prices are within every gentleman's
income — and Fit-Reform styles are unfailingly,
correct.
Above, we show two of the new models for this
season-on the left is the "Straight Front "-the
other, is the "Young Man's
Sack". Both are made in
imported Worsteds and English,
Scotch and Irish Tweeds.
$18. to $35.
119
Razor Honfno a Specialty.
O.   RADLAND,   Proprietor,
nckiiowleilgo that our URiial  mental
calm -nan sadly out of plumb.
The rhoriK-oft wero marked hy vivacity and BprlshtllncBft of notion that
<n|)tiva((>d, (he costumln.** practically
hey-iiul tuvtl. hu'. the eo-it of hltft
Itvin-tr whilo It may account for the
ahbu'\ hit km of the wonrlnR apparel
of «ome of the n-ohutnntea (lho
nrnte»» looked as though the applica
tion of fn'eo powder had been windo
compelled Hii with  a palntcr'n palette knlfo,
(Sun Weinberg, n» Potor 8tuyvo*nnt,
true*to the characterliatlon of the
old Dutch trader, played hia part well
nnd had an excellent supporter in
Doodlr* fConley) and Ihat, the Ifllter
It .i prfmo fnxitrlto with Vornio nodi-
cm on Dw loud opplauuo which greeted
IiIh entry Rave nmplo proof.
Th«» Harlem Spider and tho touRh
Kl»U tickled the audience to effeetire-
The Crow's Nest Trading Co.
Sotc Agents in Fernie
ly thai thoy -showed that thoy desired
repeat* hy cnlllnB them nnd recftlllnt***
them,
Thero arc a number of other*! wo
might refer to hut will content ourselves with Raying that the wholo
troupo performed their aoVeral parts
(r-tuSHaWy at\d wo denibt If *»y attondod who f-**ll<*>(l to havo a firat-rato
ovenliiK'H entertainment. The man-
n-Torm-nf do well to aelect Rood eom-
panlen and °we can say that "The
HtiKomatter" ranks amott-g tbe b*i».
COLLECTION  FOR
MRS,
DECOUX.
We nre in receipt • of information
that n collection taken up on behalf
of Mr*. Decoux and her little ones
ban boon surressftil In obtaining tho
aum of |1.1.10 ,of which Hillcreat
suo-M-rllM*. flflJO and Prank *fl32.«n.
Mrs. Decoux wlshos to express through
tho columns of Ttie I^rtRer her henrt-
felt frratltud-a to Messrs. nialse and
Decamps nnd those who hav* sub-
•■crlb-ed to the fund.
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