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■  The'Official Organ of District No. 18, U. M. W. of A.
Political Unity is Victory
VOL., VI.     NO. 10
$1.00 A YEAR
Kditor Fernie Ledger, .."■''   .
Bear Sir:
The public meeting held last evening was, so taken up by His Worship
Mayor I-Ierchmei- and Mr. L. p. Eckstein in discussing idle* rumors and
gossip, tliat little- was accomplished,
.and but littlo information given con-
corning matters of'more-vital importance,
, Mr.' Eckstein, in his remarks, stated
it. was 'time a halt wus called to the
spend, spend policy of this and last
year's council. It is indeed late in
the day. for Mr. Eckstein to cry halt,
tho tlmo was several' months .ago
"when out- present council's platform
was before the. people, when they were
advocating-* the ' spend, spend policy,
but ;u .tills timo he was as-si lent-ns
tho grave, ,. ; "'
- Several of last year's council, to-
' get her. with myself opposed tho election of, Mi; Herchmer, for mayor,' for
■ the. reason'', that' Ms., ideas',were/ loo
extravagant, and- that the works ho
- advocated were to say the least,, pre-
■' mature, and for the additional reason
.that we could not' afford them.'
This  year $■!03,SOO .worth    of    debentures have . betii}*   placed- on. the
-•, surely    a    goodly sum,"and
positive proof thai we' aro lo say the
.least, an ambitious bunch of ■citizens,
'- iind good spenders.   Tho sinking fund
.and interest  on (his amount will .to-,
.'tal $8,S3S yearly, which would not be
a  big  nniot.M  if  we  Were hot   head
.'over   heels   in   debt,   and   us   at  tho
;: present lint., about-taxed to the limit
with tlie .liigiYes'i' possible assessment,'
■and a raid oF __0'mills.'  *
-'•To -provi-do-- iiUert.-'sU.-imd—MHking.
fund • for .tlebe.nluivs .-.old  this  year,
and for other soilfloaqnoics" .lial will
* arise' in -Mm "near* ft'ili'ivc",'"ihe" rate- for
no:..; yenr.* and for nif-ny years to come
will not'.bc-20..anlllJ*','"'l>ut J--;'nn_'*. .v,ery-
. much afraid 30 or more. '    .
Next year it .-will-be. necessary to
make tin addition to" Mi'6 school 'at an
estimated cost of S20.000.-"- The sink;
ing fund am! hitorosi■■ on--this amount |.
wiil total $1,120, which, with the.nd.'"
. tlltional    running'- expenses-   of,*
$'100, after  .k'ducMn.?-(he government
grant, will, make, :i total of a further
$4.r,00  to he  provided  yearly.  '"
We _.iu?t have schools, however, no
n*n*artcT""cno cost.: uiey^Yro^inisolutf.Iy7
necessary, hut ihero is one tiling that
is not ner-c-ssiiry and that "is' tbe ad-
tlition (o the municipal" lighting
plant, thin 'is now 'being advocated
by his worship tho,mayor, at. an esti-
, mated cost  I am informed of ?35,000.
1 am inforntetl'-.ui gbod'nuMioi'ity,*
so go*bd thnt-T-'iiftlifeve' It' to-be true,
and coiit'in.>i.d. by, Iho'inayor's* statement last evening;, that,, tho. municipal, lighting plant, for this year has
not bro).a even, an'd' that the water
system lias only clenred oiipugh to
offset tho shor'tttgo of Iho other.
This reported'loss-3s without writing off a 'dollar for depreciation,
which 1 -nin Informed tlio. council do
not consider iieiof-juiry, and In which
opinion I,-, ■■ellt-.vf- . tlioy will stand
alone, .To my mind Iho plants should
bo dopi'i* pint.! 'in ',\ho' oxtont of at
least .1 per emit yt.rrly,, to' cover do-
Itrer-lniioi!, cnttt oi'fc-iiHirH aud .■("■plnco-
If our plant n woro doproclntctl lo
Ihls extent, mi., tlioy nliuuld bo, under
tho pro'-onl itiittjagoin-uil^lhoy would
show a loss for tlil'n yoar of roughly
Jn ivgttnl Jo iho f.10,000 spent on
t-itrt'-'.l liiipn..'flinc!iil.u, litis lliu city
received vul'ir for It't monoy? Where
hns ll !..>en tpmil, aid was It iic-ces-
sury m   *ucl* a cost. . .
Sovon or -lithi itioiilliH ago I advocated I'ci.wii.. •• .ind nurlnillng unlil wo
eould afford il Vlio proposed wild, and
'In many cat- :i iii.neeonniu'y Kpertdliig
of hu.',e huniH"of money. T/j*.v then,
.K'l-lmjiN, roi'llzetl whut iho roKiill
would lu ; pifhitpi llioio aro foinu nl
this 'dnto who un not m.ihj> wluit ll
incniiK, .. They will, however, fully
uiideistnnil it *.. h.-u *lio,v rocolvo lliolr
tax not It es no..i. yctfi',
H. hi "lot my Intent Ion to crltlclzo
the pivH-Mit (tiiiiicll or the 11111111101* in
which t.'icy llinn -.on.'uelod Mm af-
full".! nf iho o'ty, Tloy, uo doubt,
litivo dooo iholr bost, which oovow n
niulillitili! ol s'us, 1 would imk thom,
ltowow't. to i.ill u In tlm mail
haute that ha;* co-no, upon thom to
Bpond li'tiKu siiuiH of monoy, regard-
less of win llitf wo can afford Ihoin
or nol, but 1 mn !if.*uld to ifiintr.* tlio
n.iw liiHloi'ltl'il v.'(t!'tln, "ll Ih loo Into
In ciitii'lii''tin 1 would iigahi Htntt!
tint IiihI yet rV t-cmu-ll, wllh I lio ox-
oopilnii 11' ot ii or two >iii>inlmrM, woro
ii-fti'iiHt flic Hpttittl, Hpoutl
policy, i tl i-fiill'/lr.K Hint it dny of
i-oclrmiln. In .*>! .'Vy but Hurelv coining,   I   -..mibl   111.0   tho   roKpoimlblllly
plllCt'll   V.'.-IO   ii   liolOl.-.H,   (llltl   Unit   Ih
cn  tin-  :.t.ioi   ;j;t; x.xw\ull of  iyi<>,
Tluilil::<■( jnn   Mr.  Kdltoi-'foi' ytmr
Yoni    lPrpcitfull.v,
W. fl.  IlAHfLAY.
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liflinoiH t, i- Hi-pi 'rnhi'*.' wim r,27, anil
llio lut-ii*. .! iiih'i.Citi.i; i Vim* Hii, 'Hit'
liighci-.i |.t't'<vii.t i.itiidiV; iitd'iijtiiici!
Wim ti'Ml it An: II of ihls yrtir. Sev-
-nnty-stv-'■ iti a ron.ntknhlo InfronHO
In flvo iii'iiithlt.
On Wednesday ' night a special
meeting was held in' the council
chamber for the purpose of reading
the auditor's report and other corre-
fcpowleiie.. as well, attending to other
matters in* tho ordinary routine. The
reason for having this meeting on
Wednesday instead of Thursday was
becauso, of thc 'desire to.- have the
discussion on Ihe auditor's report al
the earliest opportunity and also, in
consequence of the public meeting
culled for tho regular.meeting night,
Thursday, preventing tlie possibility
of holding both, *    ',       "
Letter -was .rend from L. -P.- Eckstein informing .the council Ihat in
.view-'oi: the faqt that, a .public meeting, was. to 'be- held'on Thursday that
he-proferrod'-'to -wait' until' then -be-'
fore going into the several questions
thnt-had already been touched upon,
feeling, that a more (borough ventilation and'a wider'knowledge furnished
(lie ratepayers by dis'cussslng civic
matters at the public meeting than
was practicable in the .council chamber. . . " " '
' R. Tir (V Hammond applied for hv'o
10-kilowatt transformers, one for Mc-
PJiersou avenue, norlh end, and' the
other for Pellaf avenue, as the two
places mentioned] were batlly'.lighlod.
. During Hie course 'of convcrsatioji
which then ensued on,thp l,igl.t,.,q,ues-'
I'fon air. .Hammond calied.alt.eijti'on to
tlie petit larceny that was being prac-
-tio?<1'- by many- users- of ■ light -who
were ..oi; ..the lint rate, and 6hat the
only/equitable, -system ■^■i'.oyld be to
place air'otVa meter "rate" so that all
of, these,'misaivprop'riations of "juice"
would -b6-eliminated.*.* •'•'.' *'*.' *-'
The mayor requested that as there
*.wcrC;.niuny..items in the auditor's re-
jiorl'-.tluit. might bb:dtsposfcd "bf'satis-
.fact.Qrily that-'until after* the public
dnebt.i'ng.;.li6.-,*h'cltl;. that? it. .'was advls-
ab'l8*.,t6ypostpon6'* sending; out-of-town
lte.wsi*»itj)er reports.,' '-.'7 • ' '
r'Pho'. report was'then read and. the
full''statement -is given , elsewhere In
our pages*for the benefit of our readers, hence' further allusion-' at	
lime is not necessary.
School' matters, were discussed ,at
length by Mr,-W. S. Stanley."and the
council; Attention was called to the
state of the school grounds. and the
need for early Improvement, ft was
finally decided to pubmlt a by-law to
the ratepayers asking for permission
to apply the sum of ?(!00 Tor the purpose of thoroughly fixing ■■ up. the
grounds.'. This $000 is to ho taken
from tlie nmount that is over from
the $7,000 that, was,,voice! on for the
additional school accommodation in
tho Annex, olc. This is tho only way
according to Municipal Clauses act
that a sum called for one object can
be divqrled to the use of anothor. As
the children nro enunped for playground, nnd In.fact two boys are roportod to hnve boen' Injured by fall-
li.g upon tho 'stones with which the
ground Is covered, It Is absolutely
nocossnry that, Improvement to this
stnto of affairs should be of fooled.
If wnjs also stated that thoro was an
Insufficient school accomniotlalloii for
170 chlldron. ...
In tho matter of .lohn Cnrraher,
nn inmate of tho city hospital suffering with burns etritaod ns a result of
a sonsulosH pnu'tlenl joko, tho mayor
Informed Iho council thnt ho had Instructed the chlof of police to look
Inlo Hni nintter with a vlnw to mnklng thoso responsible for this dotul
to bo mulcted for lhe cost, of the
modlcnl and hospital nttondnnco resulting from their "joko."
The attention was also 'tlrnwii to
tho I'oglHtrnllon of ull liouiwlioldoi'H
nml llconso holders should bo mndo
(luring tho month of Octobor,
Engineer Putter called to at I ont Ion
the need I'or it chango In tho water
rnto of the Fornio laundry.
Tho condition of tho minis wiih
touched upon tun! tlio dlffloiiltloH of
locomotion. (tHpcolnlly for llio flro do-
pnrlinonl -in . n«. nf a night call.
This will bo remedied forthwith.
uo brief for any of my colleagues on
this or last year's council. Where I
think they have been improperly attacked I will defend them, and where
I think they have been wrong, then
I will condemn them. I.regret that 1*
am unable to give you an itemize'd
oash'statement of the city's affairs.
You noted, no doubt, on hearing tho
auditor's report, read, that* he was un-
'iltlo,' owing to the condition* of the
hooks, lo furnish the City of Fernie
with a cash statement. *The,re .'appears to bo a shortage in tlie city
nccount of a ■little over $3;500. I
have no doubt tliat* you all followed
carefully, the reading' of the report,
and I presume you formed, tin! opinion
as io how (hat shortage comes
about. The" shortage reported is due
ju all instances to'having'received* a
cheque, or other cash', assuming, we
say for argument's ■ sake • pas's a
cheque. The city clork apparently received a cheque, we take for example
tlie cheque of A. G. Long-, $630. He
placed .that appa'rently' through' the
'•auk, because it is credited to' the
City of Fernie account, but he failc'd
to credit'that in ihe cash book. Th"e
consequence was, if there is a shortage as (lie auditor alleges, he was unable to tako that cash., or lie" lost the
cash-, and the city has never received credit for -that cash.
Mr. Johnson is chairman of-the
finance department this year'aiid cnji
toll ymi of many instances iii- which
he has refused'to sign cheques* presented him hy lhe city clerk.
I want, lo say to you this, that Mr.
McDcrmid came lo me when he was
making his report for explanation of
corinin things he claimed to, be ir-
fogtihu-. I could hare explained those
matters to him. ns I inlond explaining tliemt o you tonight. I-thought.,
however,"in tlio position which I hold,
it would honest for me to in
any. way; curtail the report, whjcli, Mr.
•McDerniitl was making. ' Hn must
make-his full-report -as be found- it
fi'om thc books ,and I would not-sag-
gost ono wav nr tho nt Vim.	
m or
epidemic. The question , then came
before the council as to whether they
would, expend the sinking . fund
monies instead of putting' them into
the sinking fund as they should liave
done; or whether they would allow
typhoid tp" spread and thus cost the
city many thousands of dollars; or
whether Ihey would use this monoy,
returning it to tho sinking fund by
the passing of a. by-law to the people
in tlie spring, and ■ thus avert the
epidemic. I notified the council that
it was not altogether regular, how-
" r, I advised, and .would/^ijl'vise tot-row if occasion arise.""'thai thc
same course bo.adopted; I did it in
good faith, and if thero should be
anything happen nature in
which I "considered I could savo the
City of Fernie thousands- of .dollars
by checking a typhoid epidemic. 1
would use any money thai belongs to
the- City of' Ferine."
The next item that 1 see is under
the head bf "'Taxes." At a meeting
held* November 1th; 1009." (See under
Auditor's  deport).   *.	
The"question'Came up'of extending
the time for pa.-ment- of those taxes.
As -Mr. lloulton was very well. up on
the .Municipal Clauses act„,I offhand
nlskcd him what "procedure we should
follow, and he ' told, ino that tho
proper course to follow was to pass
a resolution-extending-lhe time for
taxes. • I,never thought about them
again.. The resolution, was put through
and unanimously carried io extend
the taxation to .'a certain dato. I
should h.ayo'-.put a by-law through iho
council. That' is .the explanation of
that feature.,- .We'sliould have put' a'
'by-law through' the council, a'nd Ihal
Is the* only difference. We 'should
norhavo put a by-law. to tho people;
we should have*; drawn up a by-law
instead of the resolution,that we read,
and 'in" that way, extended lhe time
for tlie payment,- of taxes.
'" The next item;'is voucher Xo. 915,
$2,000; interest - on debentures' to
whicli   there   werg__no 'vouchers   af-
says that
lo   this,
have agreed with him as !
have   never  agreed 'willi I
Mr. Eckstein or anyone else that tlie ,
city should be put to the expense of
a quarterly audit.   .1 nm of ibe opin-■
ho said that the
any belter offer
wanted a better
bank would not givo
at.    all    and  if  we
one we should have
io go jiomcwlKTo else. We wenl, and
Mr. Diick has  been  son-  ever since,
C. P.
ion that, a yearly audit i.s all thai is I and  several   reputable  businoss   iik-u j pnlaruemu-ni   of  the.
told           ""  '
necessary in this city, but w<*- agreed
uiion semi-yen liy only., 1 agreed, and
ibis courso litis been followed since
that time. Xo'w 1 want to tell >ou
that these audits are, expensive matters. A man like Mr. McDerniid
charges more than a lawyer. (.Much
In..asking the auditor to make an
audit7of last year's boo.ks I stood in
this position, that, if he had found
everything was not correct 1 should
have been stuck for about $1,000' or
$5,000.-  J! satisfied from  the in
in   this   lown   have
As an evidence of the confidence
that the transcontinental road has in.
Fernie considerable - changes and extension-have  already  been   initialed.
Owing to the yard capacity being
Inadequate lo handle properly the
over inr.casing freight, traffic it has
been decided to make considerable
■'" east end of the
norili   anil ■i-oiitli
on   tne
.   .  ,     . .,     nu-   m*tiiin: y;inli   ,Knls
things ihat ho has sa.d. .,k,(, (.f „„. .()vsum .^.^
1 an. going to surest  to you l!i„-.j    A   wor).     .;,     , bringing  in
Mr.   Eckstein   had   several   eomorsa- ■ |.,..„„  „„.,...(i,- _ -   ,* ,   ,     * ,
ilo.ts will.   Mr,  Hack.    I  do not  suvli'^1. <ll,'u'lrt,i *s   "•   «l'ilv'*'1   •■'«<»   "«-'
whether ho did or not: 1 am not ht-ie!';!'X\X7 ""  '01' I-1"''"10-*"-' ^ l"'o-
on oath.    I  am  simply drawing con- j" *,,117'  *--t"
Tlie  Di-i-sout   wooden
J elusions from lei I ers, whleh couclu-
' s.'ons might be either right,or wrong,
■but 'ftout wliat 1 have hoard I can
: como lo no other conclusion than
i thai v.hen Mr. Eckstein wrote those
: letters, ho was in possession of more
I information than  was given   ,in    the
.formation 1 had that things were nol j loners. Imputable business men came
that Mr. Dtick
he city's busi-
hnd been con-
I do not need
altogether   risht   in   the   eity   affairs j to   me   and, fold, meant! 1 took the responsibility and the i had   boen   divulging1,
council took (lie responsibility iirhav-tiiess during the  timing  that  audit ..made/   The  point, I j ducting the account.
wish to make Is this, that' I am not i to toll "you, ladles and gentlemen,
going to condemn in any terms Mr. | tliat that is . a breach of, banking
J. 13. \Vat__on. ,1 bad a telephone mes-1 etiquette. If he.did such a thing, it
sage since to sny that ho will bo in j is indirect contradiction to the orders
Fernie on Til'esday morning/when he! received from the ltead offico.    I am'
necessary  ballast.
pi-i-sout  wooden    held go    over
croo!:   is   to   bo  "replaced   by   a
slrucniri: ..nt! a linttidiionsc will
'■ir   future  on   the.
! Coal
; stod
I bo   built   in   the   ho;
i site of the old coal
This latter addition Is sadly needed
because (hen in tho event of an ae-*'
eid<_nt liko tlio lamentable,one connected with the death of Engineers
Roberts every possible aid rendered witli the least liceessarv _c-lav.
of* shorl-
PriE&ir    NT (»" P.'i'-SIKAHS
Mrs, 11.'M",t, ifi'-s'ili-nt of llu* Ilo-
l.i-l.;tli A -I'bl*, of l""r_fl.i_i Columbln
and tlniu.'.i* \\ii**> In vo been
flic I-M",< *Vo I.-ri! I *'igo of Fernio
loft on .I,.*: ■'tl.i mo.Plug's v.'(*."tbound
■n.'i-*.sr_.K--r i-t i',«it« M». mnk<» official
Vf*l!S  tt)  t   i   .jnli'i*!   '.Ji   Iti'V.'Wtokc.
OCTODER 0,  1910,
Mr.  Iltu'iiiinor addressed  llio gathering as  follows,
l.iidloH and (loiitloinoii:
Frnin tho groat gaihorliig of into-
payors which I son boforo mo thla
evening, It Ih ovldeiieo lo my nilnd
Unit tbo pvoHoni .In.-- tbo cIHzoiih of
l-'ftriiln nro taking a groat Intercut In
public iil'l'nlt's, I regret, linwt*vor,
thnt oot'i.iln growl In'ogiilnrllir-H lmvo
roconlly taken \(]iwn, which compel
mo lo call UiIh mooting, However, I Unit v-i* niitj* la- able to ills-
ctiH-s Iho _llffcr.Mil mnttt'i-H, nml that
-.oil, as ratepayers, may go away sal-
iHflotl that tlio rlvlo iiffalrn aro being
properly look"-)  aflor.
Miifom nViiIliii*; with Mm vnrloiiH
tuatloi'M I will ask Aldormnii Johnson
iln load tin* Auditor-*' rcportH,-
! Altlorinnn .InhiiHnri i-oiiiIh llio ' ro-
llioiiH, I .uu, i , 'ippiiit.M,- gux-a-ii tne
* i tiiiiiu li.ii
The Mayor.
I,f,ilf..s .'.i,'} (ivuDtiUwu.
1 linit- no doubt lu my mind that
lluifo nt«' ft nieni  many of ynu Itoro.
•I'l f,   li*l..l,    ,ii'.'   ,i\    t,,;l,   t'nriif,   f,l,,i;
|M(iiiH, ami I would nt-*). that yon tiofer
IfltoKO tiiiofiMoiiH until nflop 1 lmvo
I flM.shri! whnt I lmvo to sny, nm! I,
j will dt. tlie bct,t I can to aiiHv,*or
i thorn.
I nni toltl by -boiiip Mint .the rnto-
1 linyiTH .of tho. City of Foniio nt lho
■ prov-nf   flmo  aro  nti   toiit'orbanlti  ;t-t
1(0   Mm-   KiliillllOII     ill     Willi It   lho  < l|y
Iro'uni'll In nitmlnlKfcrtiiR ill .r nffnlra:
Ilerchiner'is"' going   'to  'take The
hlame for anything he is responsible
f0r.. ...   ■ ,   _    • ■    .■
* The first item'wh'i'eh.the Auditor re-
fors.,10 .is Mio school, nccount. While
I was under the impression that Ibis
nccount was being properly run, I find
uotv, since the auditor has mado th'o
report that is has'not'been."proporly
run.   ' .    .-        .'."...
I om not blaming the school board
for it. I, assume the entire responsibility for it. I wnnt to say to you
that Micro is no sbortngo ln cornice-
Mon with this matter. For instance,
in the boginning of the your the
school board put In nn estimate of
wliht, thoy reaulred for the current
yonr which tho council adopts; that
is when Iho school board required tho
monies thoy take them out through
Mio city clerk; Mint, order does not.
oome beforo the council. The council
Iiiih nothing to do with It. Tho council cannot say on what thoy usually
oxpon.. their monies, nor can my
I'flend Mr.'Johnson rofuso to. sign Ihe
Now iu regard to the'pay roll account, Previous to Mils yoar the City
of Ferule has not. had anything of a
pay roll account. This, yenr,"owing
lo large ■quantities of work being
uiHloi'tnl.on, H wns'found noecHPnry
to pny out largo sums of money In
Mna)l cheques oach month, I gavo In-
nt ructions to the city clork tlmt on
no occasion was ho to pny out of the
oily funds one dollar except by cash,
Instead of Issuing a cheque for oach
man, who Is entitled to receive wngos
fi'uiu tho City of Ferule, ho has mndo
up a pny roll tlio snnie syRlein which
Mio Ci'ow'h Nost, I'nss Coal company
lias lit operation nf the present, tlmo,
und havo had for ninny yonvn. In**
Htoitd of adopting lho system which I
told hlm to adopt, ho adopted tho
(■onl company's systom, and whon a
uiiiit ciiine iii'uiinii for hit. wages In-
bunded lilm an envelope with lho required nmount In.
Wo liiivo Iu the poHHOHSioii of tho
oily at tho prosont tlmo tho man's
I'ooclpt for ovory dollar of wanes
which Iui has rocolvod. It is contrary
to the Municipal CIiiiihoh act.
Thon* Ih no Hliorlago on that account. Mr. Mol.erinld also mild that
'U'ooiiiil*. nro paid which aro not
O, K.'d by the finance ronmilltoo, nud
"ot O, K.'d by Mio chiili'iunn of Mio
wiirkH and proporly cnnnnltlco. Ah
far im tlin finance coniinltion u con-
corned, iin payment hns boon made
oxcopi it lias boon O. K.'d n.itl Ini-
Milled by tho filiation t-nimnliip.., find
' hav- mntlo vii-iuld..-.",, and I find
Mint Mio ncf-nmilH are nnl very im-
morons which canto from the dlfforont iloparltnoiiiH which arc not O. K.'d.
Tho cash payments whlob bo nnnlo,
and which Mio nudlirir oninpliiln-t
iihoiit, aro Hiniill payini-nis whlob be
tluiuld rnaUo oui ol jutty ciihIi If In-
luiikcs thein at nil,
Sinking Fund.
.V'.-i- n'.Di i'ri-.-1 :.. .:..." ..;.,.1.;.'...
A vory Koilous opldouil
foior ( upon it.-, f.iil.
bo'.vev'nr, on  look'ug  up  Dm
tjtnt   tho  mini    nmount    nf
.i**. i, i.  , i     ..,,,,,.    - .  ,
Milking   ttitnl.   was  not   all  u
Mail litirpono.   | find thtti vntu
■Whh uhimI for that  pnrpot-o
tbo bitlniioo was pbuod  lu
t-t-nttiori of KowiT.-i.
h wan rtporiot) to uh, i!i»- council
biHt yonr Mmt tho typhoid p-.l-leml-
W,-|.; Hl-.i'l)- 'it '-pro-id V ' f.'-o |i,- ■
plial niiilmiliii s horo
lifttl   RtiniothtiiK  I'l o
t.'iched, and although not found at the
time, they lilivel am glad to say been
discovered in a corner of the vault.
They have been handed over to Mr,
Womack and aro placed in proper
custody.    7 * '
The next"Item*js voucher No, 2,,affecting-the,lpf* $500. charged to
Campbell'&'Gni-jr'\'*"iiiuh.n**,tt. et'.dent-
ly a cross-entry, and'wo can naturally surmise that Inasmuch ns a liko
item of $ri00 should have been paid
to the Canadian Rubber company that
this must havo.been dono, or wo
should liave honrd from the latter
company making a claim therefor.
• A clerical error was discovered In
the payment, of the sum of ?143.S2 to
riroloy & Mnrtln, iind when Mils was
so stated* Mils firm checked back
their accounts and finding that thoy
had boon overpaid the sum mentioned
immediately, made refund of same.
Tho'minutes do not. show, on tho
books, with tho exception I think of
Mils ono debenture, or perhaps two,
the amount which we realized. It is
simply a niatler'of figuring by taking
tho amount of debentures figured nl,
the total prlco, For Instance for ono
of our big Issues wo got, $flS.0*l. It. Is
simply a question of figuring ont the
ralio of !)S to 100, and entering that
In Mm book,   Thnt  Is bolng done.,
Tbo noxt question tnkon up wore
two vouchors Nos. 'I'M nnd 11-10 respectively, tlio nmounts for which
havo boon duly paid,
In tlio four llontH of dlKcropanclos
in lho cash book lho Items are so
.small that lho auditor docs not, suggest a Hhoi'tage, inasmuch uh Mut
iiinoiinls over and under are practic-
ally such  as lo offset  nun  nnotlior.
lu Mm rond Mix rocolpls thoro Is a
difference botwoon amount received
nml amount shown In cash book of
$111, Tbts Ik a dli'icl Kliortago.
Tliorci Ih also au Horn of *I87.:iO,
money fiom relief fund, a i of nud on
account paid to I)**h, nnuncll and Cor-
Htm, This litis not hoop oro-dlied, and
Is likewise a slioi'iimc, I lmvo not
referred to ovory Horn lu Mm report,
but If llioi-r* Ik any qiiOHtlon which you
wish answered which I hnvo not,
rond, I will ho very glml to answer
Wltb regard to Mm question of SKUi)
ilfibciitnro InioroHl, Mr, llerchmor
Hinted: "Tlto (-.'00 Ih now hIioi-i, Mio
(•011)11)1111 hnvlng boon pnid nnd hnvo
boon iiilslnld in Mu- Homo I titnK of
Thoy nro endeavoring in find Miotn,
nml Hhould tlioy noi find thom llioy
lmvo Hl-.iilfl.*i| tliolr liilontUiii to give
Uic i Ity a bund  If lioli utility,
| * Thorn     In    auoMior   Itom   which   I
j w  to hpoali  to    um , about,    Tlio
j audi lor lays some stic-i's on  lho  ;*o-
fiinil  of taxes  lo a  properly holder,
which Ito ciiiii.ltl.i't to lio liTemiliir.    I
rim   going  to  tell   you    Mm    elretirn-
1     Mr   OiiiiII oittiio bor.iio Mio Ctitiel of
i I.eviH'nu mul .<,|i<_.M'ii cl-i'iily Hint  lie
'I"1-..''.,  liml  Moil   if ho  hnd  to  p;iy  tm1
of typhoid i Mm _ihso!,hi-ioiii ln> uoiihl Iiumi to pny
I  fun), | *.*->,7H  tin'!:   th.'ill   Ho    .11 iiiiil   -,'i.uc  ol
Initio...! tin- biilhllni.,    I  iiiidi  tho matter up
■y_l,.i*"m iwltb tlto c-*ii.11 of ItevlMtm, nnd Mton
v/ill   go- into   the   question
ages for*the year 1909.
The next point whicli Mr
raises, and which he harps on ■ considerably, is the question .of $30,000
revenue account.- I was never' able
to" find that out. It transpired, how,
ever, after Mr. Eckstein ball persisted in the thing that the council went
into* it—at leasl Mr. Johnson and myself went, into ii.' AVe found'that, thc
auditor's report for last year—which
was read to' you by Mr. Johnson—
contains under tlie bead of liabilities,
revenue account, $...,90!.,-.;.. Now if
you bookkeepers would sit down'and
consider this -it would stagger you to
know what it means'. * I took the
revenue account to be an asset.. 1
found*' out. however, tbat what he intended, and what is shown in the
copy of the statement wliich  I hold
Jl ii   If) 'von    'wii'w   the.   Cltv   nf   T^ni-itio's
not .on  the
platform here to loll you
which   I' do   not   know.    1
ijekstein-'00'"  "1C  Pi'(ipoj*''cou]se> aiid  I  wrote
" lo   Mr.' Dack  witli     regard'   lo     Mm
statements tbnt had been made,
(iieads copy of letter).
To th's llioro was ho response. I
moi'Mr. Mack that morning, lie sidestepped ihe quefiuon of the letter. 1
informed him thai, when he had .re-
plUd-io niy question's 1 would* discuss
the matter fully*.wiih hlm. I w.voie
him again, and called bis attention "to
the fnct that lie had not answered my
previous lett in. '.lo answer, received
ns yot. and nn'tlicr is he here tonight.
Am 1, or am I not to assume that
ho has iitdulpcd ni'orinaMon regard-
big, wliich I wrote in,'my letter. 1
'say this, thai* if it is reasonable to
assume that Mr. Dack has been di-
vilging Mio bu*:ino'*s of the "city, then
In  conversation  with  tlie'manager,
Mr. Dunlop, this week he informs us
that it is the oxpociaMon of the eoni-
'Pnny   that   teloplinnio   communication'
jwill  be effected'\ .01 Spokane about
I M.c  first    of    November.    This  will
wnn that  it will 'then bo possible to
lold   ton vernal ion  with   all    of    Mm
S'onml   cities. " Hastorri    Oregon   and
U'i.shhi-401!,   tilso   via  1 _i-iland   with
Calii'orn.a   .mints.
I   sav   he   lm--
bniil- I ■
surplus over assets. Mc shows it in
Ihe Fornie. Free Press as a surplus
over assets; he should have shown
?37,972.9-l * assets over liabilities.
The next item to which Mr, Eckstein refers-is the item of 523,4n9.f.-",
bills payable. T find that item to be
what, we owned to the Canadian Bank
6£. Commerce, . Now that. shouU, not
be put In the auditor's report' as bills
payable, but ns an amount owing lb
the Cnnadian.llnnk of Commerce..Mr.
Fckstein is right in that respect, as
lie was in thc revenue matter; but
this amount is offset to somo extent
by nn item of $0,178,02, which was in
tlio bank to the credit, of iho cily,
leaving the amount, actually duo to tho
Canadian Hank of Commerce at that,
dnto $17,000. .Now ill connection with
the question of overdrafts, my friend
suggests that we have uo right to
have a bunk overdraft. Now I am not
prepared to got. up tonight and givo
you n dissertation on tbo lnw. 1 am
not going to contend one way or the
other, as to whether It Is right or
wrong, but I inn going to sny MiIh,
that llioro In u dlfferenin* of opinion
on Mint point, und wlillo my friend
may conscientiously hold Mm opinion
Mint It Is wrong lo have an overdraft,
there nre others Mint do nol hold with
that opinion. Now 1 know Mint Mier"
nro a grout many people who hold
tho opposite 'opinion, hul tlm only
harm Mint, could como lo Mm chy is
Mint they would not bo called upon lo
pay thoir just dues, and the city
would bo ahead n gront dei I of money,
Of courso, I know there f*. I'-dimly
here that would tnko ii(lvi,i*'.iig'. of
"such a tiling, nnd I know iln'io Is no Mr. l-ykst.-i-i
ratepayer In (own who does not wnnt j mo cnn en .vminto pay Mm city's just dims. We j Mr, llo'climer;
saved by going lo Mm Homo Imnk'nf | Kckstoln, If you
Canada hoiiio $1,000, and tlio rnlopay-', thnt ynu ..nuid v,
oi'H receive Mint buck In lho n-due. ■ Times,1"
tion of their taxes. j    Mr, l-.c).sit-in.
Now I regret ihal I tlo not. hoo |ioro*a Hiiiioinont."
Mr.   I It"-e|iliter
manager he,re when he* had no right,
to he. 1 am going fiiriher, and I am
going to /-submit all the correspondence to the bca-1 office. . I. charge
Mr. Dack with b .ng responsible for
a big pan of Mio trouble that has bron
going on in tlie cily. I say be 1ms
been responsible for the boiling up
of tim pet, and M.-.f, i'e is not niMi*.
enough to moot1'mo nnd say Mini-1 he
ban done It,
Mr. lC'.'kslein malms • reference lo
appointment:*,, elo., being made in
camcrii. It is not advisable at this
lime to discuss ma'ters relative to
tenders et",, for ibe rO'ason Mint those
making Mioni may not havo heen
present at  the   (into of the opening.
Mr, llcichiner then alluded to lho
suggestion eoiniii-.* from Mr. Fcltstoin
that a committee Ir- appointed from
among the lalejiayors, hlmsolf included, to in'.s!-.l In the mattor of
straightening .,n civic affairs, Such
a.iKlsiiinef-, Air " llerchmor snld, he
did not desire, ami If It wore required
rtlMu't* Mian aocejii ho would slop
down nml oui.
I will now asl' \ir, l-.ol-steln for an
admission or :i denial as to whether
or not ho mulo m-e lo anyone of
ell her of Um ''nl low lug expression..:
"Did vou, Mi. I.el.-'ili In, sny to anyone In tl"* cilv nl Foi nlo Mint you
wore iioliu to -vrli • in Mio '.Monetary
Times' in d ,,l*.*'l tlio erodil of Mm
Cltv of I'Ynilo'."
Mr. l-.ckMiil'i- -'T did nol. I will
tell yon v.hni  I did wry." , . , ,
Mr. llot'-litnt i' llicii n-nmt'l't'd: "Vou
ran take the mn! it up tifioi".v;i:ds
,lf you ence  ii>,  Mr.  l-.cksli-ln,"
William Ingram, of the Club elgar
store and cate, is-rusticating in tho
city of Spokane where* he will combine' , .business r wiih 'pleasure and
probably, briiig 'buck with hi in some
now   idea's   for   Mm   purpose   of   still
further    improving   this    well-known
A meeting.of. the 'Trades and Labor
Coui-cll will be held in the meeting
hall'ovur J. Aiollo's slore on Mondny,1
QetolX'l- 10th.
• ■ A- full ■■.■ttemlano.   ?n   :<.._.tesU-il
Micro Js. business of Importance to
t ran sn clod,
By order.
Recording Koero.inry
Muolr valuable   correspondence
(lowtk'd   om   ibis   week   for   lack
space; this will appear   in   our in
The new arc lights Installed nt the
hi'iul of (icinnioll si reel by the company light up a section of the town
tlmt was sinlly lu need of same and
especially so In conseipii-nce of llm
minors from Conl Crock holm; compelled in, cross over Mm track from
tin- M. F.' & M, on their wny homo,
■o|'l>;ng  snld:     "!.»'
"I imkotl you, Mr.
■.mid*, llio sinteniont
iite lo Mio 'Mouelnry
As we go lo press word Is brought
Mint Tom Stewart, driver boss at No.
L', nut with u serious uci-ldent suffering a compound fracture of Mm leg,
,*"l iu \or made
■•"■am ■  wight  work    upon    D)o    o'.ty'n
i I'l'ilil,
In    conclusion    Mr,    llercbinor e\-
pressed   his   willlauiiess   nl   nil   I linos
land In anyone in furnish whatever In-
| fiil'limMotl   denlllll-   wllh   i Ivle   iniiMors
Itcll'iliev   fe|i   ilb-fiOM-il   In   ni-lf   him.
lho face of mm pai'iloiilni' mail lu this
roi in t;
I   do
I   will
I hi nk  Mint
Ih  nnmo.
man   Is
Is   Mr.
was voiio)u*nfi!i] to this •
ipmsMoi], iind Mr, Ilcn-limer reiniirk ;
oil, "Not Imrc." Now I was koIii*- t"'
say a whole lot about Mr. p-wlt to-'
ulght, hut I do not think || fnlr In!
hint io do so iliirliig Ills iihimimo. Asl
you mo nil iiwnre, lho CHy nf l-Vime
somo liioiithii ago Ha bank!
it'toinn from the Cniimliuu lianic ui ,
t'oinmei-co m Mio Home llnnk of Can-•
iniu. Now 1 nm coin : lo U 11 jou wh)
we, I wiih ImHni'toil. aloni. i
wllh the elly cli-ik, to Interflow the,
illllcicut biuilvH In ton ii, llm Impeiial
I'-nnk, the' Hum" Man!, Mio llnnk o|'|
llnmlltoii,  ami   tlm   llnnk    of    Com-;
would lul.
would lie
Mr, l-'el*
o\hln!u   M
lo nnv
g up I
a Jail?1
-ti In    *
"IHil  ynu  nml.    n Mini If Uniilfim
I.  IfiKll'c:.  tlle ei.liiii-ll
Mr, lloi.*bin •'■ miol
Hjii'i-ndlng nf ,- -purl :
men. end call I in■
llenlMo,. of I,' i.-iltdn.
men  in  tii t   ,i:   |iul
Hil;, . - jn , . i'i I ;.l
nml Mali .iln ii'
ip-pi (iinir u- il M."'i-
ho    ii,.,.!'. i1 I      .1
i-otiur I  nt    ,1!   ''!'    !',
Ml*.   Hov   n-o      ■'!■
n-liiiimi  in   .Mi*   'l.
Iiioko, nnd in m.!. otii li nf the ilUfor-
| out Iniu Id* in I I mo l.niM. at Mo-
( out ilo;,I |im-,).||ilo ibitu Mo- Ih'mI lUniie
; llioy would give Ibe elly for I lie no-
j count.    Now  tho ootitioll'*.    aim    aiot
:olilf<el    'Vit«   I,,   f.,i|    Hu.   Iimui .|io.i.*il.|..
lorius nml i niiHliloiniloiiH for Hie city,
. "■■ -   "■    -' --•-> •-  ...i'il. i  ....  i-i
\ Ibb*  on  liiu in vim:  nidi,i v.    The  lm
potitil lliiiil. dlit'tmi i'Im- mo nn offer,
'iln' li.llil. HI I liilihUuli mill- il tot*-,
liiviu itlilc mio, l,l|l il \uh||i| hi- Mnn'-
year    hefure   the   tlty   wmibl   liouefll
. I
.1 tor
iim] liml
llio    OX-
Cfni'T   l.'.tli,   llioro
it my obior\niinn .it*-corroi-t* I. Op nriM. In  tlin lio«p__nl  wtilcb
any, »tich_ foyliiiK  oxU
You w«t
iiui toll v-nii, we i
1*   rn-   'I',   i!i<ti!.*
tb.-.    «'|»v;cr;
'.Judge U'ii-im. »*.'lm m-U'il fnr many *
y.-.r a1- *lty -_n|(e'iiif lu NeKon. \\V '
Jw ul Iniu Mu' imitior fully. The,
'bulge pniiitiil nnt that Mr. Cjtial) wim'
j-Sij it po'diion tlitit lm cniilil bring in n
iitiiiiiiliiiiim! ((.mjiellliii: uh to heitr Ills'
! appllcnlllill.     Oil   lhe  iiihiie  of  Judge
'V,"l. ■" •!-■ - '':   --mio f! to. '.'d u v.- :<; '
lutlim lefumlliig the t um of
b, Mr f-'riM' -.i-M.b b- imbVIn full In
.■,,(,, -•«_, w'll',. hl-i iii-w-iiiiui   'Thai   I-*
II I    ll-iltl    dale   M,   <   (III    13 ■ • -   UllMMIIll
in tually ciw'iu-. In-;|e:ii| of < Itriri'ltt-..
up !' Ii'i'i' for a coi'tnln hiiiii of money
wbli 1. v.o mli.lit not 1, i|iiirt- Tiii' t-niiie
Hnte to hiiii.'-, I wif-nt to Mr li.-mlt
;tm| t--Imd if ho bail Iuul anv liifniimi-
tl/iti Itom hi-. I.-;nl nll'lic, |lo •„-ild tm.
I.     I..- !   "■ '      '.•.:„■    .[.-,     !■: •'..
ol tl.o iniini-ll  In  uliuli  v.i
Ill'lelii'i li     'I
\, i t  '<»  Mi
p-i   _l
lb'»i    noiMi :■
Ui tall-  •!,(•
• iu
will bo a -iiii- i,' •no*'!, in llio Medio*,
itlfi <h.tft!.'j'-l>l*<il'r»om. Thn r.idlM.'
.1(4 biU' * ;.i*-»» "•*-•/■* ■*orvlfi»aM<»
ar»lcl"« ft'.* «vlr:nr w rtr, otc, erf Jib.-'
■nonr- of. f"! Tit Ip hptvoiI from H
lo f, v- oi •*
-think  any, »iielit feylittig  i-xImh.. F.c.nbt- **"* .|»»>lnB  lor,  ami ,nioi ,-t,,,. imMMnn with n-gftM it) Mr» Qimtl-'on-r i.Hb hlm nml (ciM Itlm Mmt  vw
ro Ibis riumlug; \hw to tlm  report    of    \lw    ^fj'i .I ■ ».(',„• riftimb-i! M. - iiim>ihi  nt ilH'tdU.ud   .-j   1-ii'n   f.lfi-r.     He   ii
i,f/rslly to Inar nvtii tlm nudlfoi'tt to-  houiDi oltuor. ilu-tc wero litolv    "" ...
iiii*. iij-jur.
. j.iUni'A   -Aim'
.lii-iiiy* luKer*,,jiaui.-._l..    I
iT*i...... ... *...,.,.  ,.*.-.
iiii*mij   in iii-z.r rCitii iho'hudlfoi'tt to-  boultb'oltuor. ilu-tc wero 1m<
tp*>rt    which    Ablfirmnn .lohiinon ban Tntvny mono* and    Mme  ' \    I luy ivithi'-lii gi-ai
[roml  to  you, and you  aio  lu-u- no f-oamlhim. wa»- done to Rivo. UMi-poo'i'lai.-b'. fumi .Mi1. IVkhU-In.   TIimTo Irt-Uaid.   So. I -t^111 k-U no one f.n\i,iif-i Mm indhMw-l
jf(|fjribt to illkcoiiii Mm i oiiU'tttH ut that i blv . in  thn  b'iin>*d dtstr,<.t*. prgy-or f ur< '»*»ro »|,„fiii« vs.frh* -rlly matter*, s n-l-.-'h mfor, and   I   *tmp|>   anitfd   In ■Mm tfpori "-n
rr^ftnrt. nnd ynu nrn hfrrtnhfttr whnt'yr^ror, imi-T  tho  ponpfo  fn  offm.f  (fc^i ;*.t..-( *mo wtlli  rtr. KokuCetu. *    U.A*.   U..t*.   t .u.:«l,t   lay   >._u.   _. _m.-v!i_»»l*.-.' „'. *.^.
I  lmvo got  lo any to j-ou ubout  Ur|*trU-u _..-iAtrag« wlmri. limy had non*-,!    |f_. hsxn tahi-d tho r>oint Mmt tlinro. lK>U,to   Do'   rounr||."   On   Tlmrxilsy ihero tend ;*
1^1 mo first nay to you tliat I hold [be- would" not imn>rtn1.ff to rhftflf tbo i nbuuM bo O'inrtorly niifllfii,   and   !m iuinrnlag. wlii-n I went In to mw hlm,I mi Mn- luj   y
till'      llfflTH     Win-,    (III.)
■Adiild   t,(,t   nil   1,'nii,     I
vtill  toll no etio rniiiit'.,'
, III Hie Uf
; COIItloilliil*
| ..Ilii- f'l'l
i ' i iitmiliii ii!
I Hoi I. hliil
'Hli     imii'I,
III    ol-lil:.
|.n     •■••   '   i
Clllll I'iiollll ,      III
. I , ,,      , , ,
\l !.ii    1 :i w        !■
li M'.iili.'i   ll,- <l<
man   Hot i..
lithe   to   I
In   nMoi-pio
I Wn-  Hii
; • nli*-f.-|i'|ti!,
j for.
j*    "ItllltOII.
' Ion."  wr*   ,
i -
! i-l o'llell    i ,
[ W.lil   il   Jul.
, I,,;,.
■^tIc^».■;   '!.
•i oi   i*>il
mt of ii--, i,
! would I- nd  *
.<*".'x   „t   r
: .•mill i'k
',    t'l.! ij«m   ■
' Dw indhblw
! it
* li
.   li*
llllll.-. 11
Mr, l.fkHieiii, wlioi--1 iiiipoaranoo on
H'" pl-it liifm «'ti" '■! i i-ti'il wltb Imnl
tipplfiio-e, rpnlfo for ciiii!(|i|ei'!ibly itVor
tm hunt', tnkliii: up am) iloalina ut ..
I iis-Mi will, tlio illffen-ni siibioi ii
iniilor ilihriihHliin. It wns prnt'tionlly
a roolinl of the nrcuiiioiilH that have
iilroufly In rii 111,-t11• - piilillo iliiii-.ioh tin*
piens, Inn we tej'.i'oi Mmt hn'l; of
j.pai.* pn ,'lmli :-. (.ur civlm' llllll Ibe
lot.hi I ■,. i- Mould Iim'i' di-.^lreil.
-  The   llpalhy     nf     Mio     citizen*.   WIIH
oilili l/i-d,   while   ai-l(miw|i*ili:lii)! iliiii
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Auditor's Report
(Continued from Page One).
To His Worship the Mayor and
Aldermen, of   the   City   of
Gentlemen,—Acting    oh    your
instructions I have made a partial
audit of your books for the -seven
months   ending   July 31st   la;*t.
and beg to report as follows.
Owing to the lack of system in
connection with your bookkeeping, I found it impossible to
make as thorough an audit as I
could have wished. My audit
with respect to cash rceipts and
disbursements was very thorough
but owing to the fact that'there
were no ledger accounts representing your various rolls,
it has not   been the   custom   to
make tliem self-balancing, I
found it would require sevenl
weeks to make a satisfactory audit of them. 1 also found your
system of accounting very lax in
several respects. 1 have, therefore thought it advisable to submit for your consideration the
following recommendations and
would strongly advise that.. they
be put into effect immediately,
viz., ' '>•.   •
*' Your Treasurer should he required to keep a petty cash book
showing each day's receipts and
disbursements correctly entered
as to dates, and the' cash should
be balanced every day. It should
be checked frequently by ,1 member oi your finance committee 01
by vour auditor if he is avaihble.
liach of your rolls should be
treated as subsidiary to your
ledger and you should have in
your ledger ah account, representing each roll. . This account will
then show the debits and credits
for each month together with the
arrears carried forward from the
previous month.
The ledger entries should correspond with the .entries in your
rolls, and, the cash credits m tne
rolls, the cash book and the ledger should all agree.'
No alterations in the monthly
debits'in- the individual rolls
should be made unless certified
to by the superintendent of the
department affected:
No rebate other than the monthly . discounts should be allowed
council.. In this connection I
wish to state that unless this plan
is adopted and carefully carried
out gross abuses are possible in
connection with .the rolls.
School Account
Your system has been,to deposit in the bank to the credit of the
school trustees such money as
they required from time to time.
. This system is contrary to the
Act, which requires that the
school trustees issue orders on
the city treasurer for all accounts.
These orders should be paid as
and when presented; but there is
no provision whatever in the Act
for the payment of moneys or
even for the handling of moneys
by thc school trustees themselves.
In this connection I wish to draw
your attention to the fact that
there is no record in your minute book as to thc estimates of
the school trustees for the current year having been received
or passed by yourselves,
It has recently been the custom
to,, draw from the bank the*t
required for some payrolls and
accounts and pay these in cash
instead of by cheque, 1 would
strongly recommend thai every
payment, no matter how hin all.
be made by cheque.
"Tt. has also been customary to
pay accounts without having such
payment authorized by either llu-
council or,the Finance committee.
I would strongly recommend that
all accounts be first pre.;.**..led to
the Finance committee nnd then
to the council with thc committee's report thereon, after which
payment could be made. 1 find
a great many payments have been
made without the account being
certified by the foreman or superintendent in charge of the depart incut in which the goods were
supplied. As an illustration ;
Several thousand dollars have
been paid for coal supplied lho
oliTtrie light department and
there is absolutely nothing to
show that thc coal was ever received bv the department. Many
other accounts are handled in thc
same wnjr.
You will   readily   understand
thnl this sv-it-?m is loose,  to sav
the least, and should not be tolerated for a moment.
I beg to draw your attention
to the fact that "it is contrary to
the Municipal Clauses Act for
an alderman to be' engaged as
an ordinary salaried employee of
the city, and, furthermore, for an
alderman, either personally or as
a member of a firm, (unless (an
incorporated company), to either
buy -or sell merchandise from
or to the city.
I lind that, a considerable quantity of posts and cordwood has
been sold for which, at the time
of lhe audit, there were no charges in your books. Proper entries
have now* been put through and
represent a considerable amount
still unpaid.
I also understand that your old
fire hall was sold for $500, of
which amount $400 is still put-
standing. An entry has ■ been
made in your books covering this
Debenture interest to the a-
mount of $800"has been paid by,
you for which the coupons have
not as yet been received. Of this
$600 is on account of interest due
in June and $200 due in July.
* Under Voucher No. 1003 you
refunded taxes to a property owner to the extent fo $78.70. This
pavment was authorized by the
council, sitting as a court of ' revision on March the nth last.
This payment I consider irregular.
Tools Account
No record is kept of the tools
owned by the city. I , would
strongly recommend the opening
of a "stores account" and would
suggest that some one employee
be made responsible for the care
of the tools, etc. Under your present system you have absolutely
no record of the tools owned by
the city.
Sinking F!und Account
On checking up your Sinking
Fund account I find that the
amount deposited in the bank is
$3,508.85 short of the actual .requirements, exclusive of payments for this year.
An account from the Fernie
Rink Company for $336.80." on
which a payment of a $100, has
been made, has not been passed
for paymentby the council. This
shouia~15e~3oher" :     ■
I would   strongly   recommend
that all receipts be numbered and
that you have printed in red ink
on every receipt the word?. " Official receipt. Accept no other.''
"Cash Account
I exceedingly regret having to
report a shortage in the cash   of
$55I-89-   Your Treasurer seems
to  be under the, impression that
some payments have heen  made
that are not yet enti-ed in   the
cash book.   In view of this   and
also" in view of thc   fact that   I
have some further investigations
,to make, which mav increase the
shortage, I would prefer that this
portion of my   report     be   not
treated as a final repo-t.
Respectfully submitted.
E. B. McDermid,
Chartered Accountant,
Neson, Vi. C, Sepr. t, 1910
To His Worship the Mayor and
Aldermen of the City of Fernie
Gentlemen,-—Acting on your
instructions I have audited your
books for thc year 1909 and beg
leave to report ast follows:
General Conditions
Your general system of accounting is very lax in many particulars, No effort has been made
to have vouchers or invoices certified by heads of departments nor
even by your Finance committee.
Apparently this committee seldom, if ever, meet as such and
consequently there is no record
or minute as to their action' with
respect to thc payment of your
numerous accounts. Proper
minute books should be kept fair
all committees and no account
should be paid until first passed
by your finance committee, reported on by them to the council
and payment authorized by thc
latter. Ymir Finance committee
have no authority to authorize
the payment of accounts. Their
duly is to recommend the payment to your honorable body, by
whom such payment may be authorized. The authority for
every payment will then appear
iu die minutes of the council
Owing to the presence of 0a
loose system of accounting my
audit of your accounts is more
or less incomplete with respect
more especially to overpayment
to contractors or merchants. On
giving a contract for any wprks
the contractor should,.be' immediately given credit for the amount
of the contract and as estimates
for him are passed from time' tq
time he should be debited with
the payments. Heretofore such
payments have been charged to
the work contracted for. This
makes it very difficult for an
auditor, or even your own. staff,
to keep.a1 proper record of any'
particular contract.
I find that numerous merchants'
accounts have been allowed to
run for months before being paid.
This system frequently results
in accounts being paid a second!
time. If proper records were!
kept these accounts would be paid
from month to month and the
possibility of. overpayment eliminated. Extensions and additions
of all accounts should be checked
before payment. The importance
of this is exemplified further bn
in this report. These general remarks apply to my audit for
nineteen hundred and ten as
well as nineteen hundred and
<* Taxes
At a meeting on November 4,
1909 you extended the time for
granting rebate on 1909 taxes to
December 1, 1909. The^-Municipal
Clauses Act provides that a rebate cannot be given after Nov.
ist, except by passing a bylaw.
I found it necessary to pass thc
following vouchers without detailed accounts attached:
Voucher No. 875, J. R. McEwing.
.   Voucher   No.   75 x,   Kootenay
Nursery Co.        j
.   Voucher    No.    848,    Cushing
Vouchers Nos. 293-462, N. E.
Suddaby, incomplete.
Voucher No. 404, C. P. Higgins.
* Vouchers Nos. 481-441, Bonnell & Corsan.
* Voucher No. 397, Crow's Nest
Trading Co.
Voucher No..836, Fernie Lumber Co.
Voucher No. 525, J.R. Wallace.
Voucher No. 945, $2,000. Interest on debentures. No coupons
were attached to this voucher
an^j[our_treasurer was unable to
16cate~them. "These coupons 'are
negotiable and if not cancelled
you might be called upon to pay
them a second time:
Voucher No. 2 (C.B. Folio 22)
represents $500 which is charged
to Campbell & Gray in May, 1909.
tf this entry is correct they were
overpaid $500. In July, i909,you
paid a draft of the Canadian Rubber Co. for $500, which does not
appear to be charged in your cash
book. My impression is that
the cheque charged to Campbell
& Gray was cancelled and as the
entry is still in thc books it offsets
the payment to the rubber company. The cheque 'in question
could not be located.
Voucher No. 929, Dec. 23, 1909,
Broley & Martin, Through a
clerical error, these people1 Avere
overpaid $143.22 under this
voucher. A refund of this amount
should be secured from them.
This voucher illustrates the nec-
essitv of the careful checking of
all invoices and vouchers before
payment. It is not customary
for1 an auditor to do this checking and this voucher is one- of a
very few checked by mc,
Debenture Account,,
Your minute book does not
show price at which the several
debentures issues were sold,  but
few instances invoices are lacking
for payments to merchants. Aside
from clerical, errors they appear
to be otherwise in order with the
following exceptions : .
The itMlUct ot mo-Jeity nitditl lo every wonta It often »
treat tairnirnnt* lu in* &•>»<* xA ■m.u.ttd', dltuMmU. 1Y.i_.c-i
thriak ttom tha pertooti quettioiu ol ike lloeal pbyiioiu
whleh teem Udelleett. Tbe Ihouth. el eiemiutlo-a ii eh*
iMirrent to then, end 10 tUy endure U cIUum 1 eo-aditioe**
ej dleeeM whieb safely prof retiet (row bed lo wore*.
it haa keaa Dr. Plefeo'a prtrllaia ta emtam
groat maay taarnea wka tar* tomaa' a rttaia
ter mataetr la kit attar at PKEU aaaamMa.
tlea ay letter.   XII eenreeaeadeaeo le. *•'•*
aa eaaredlr emaflt/eatlal. XMmii Dr. ** V.
Ptarae. Mattala, N. Y.
Dr, riefw'i _ etofll* _ mertetkn reetoree end re|uMiee
the tr-mealy imetioM, eWUbee p_U_  ud koUde va ami
pm the letehlni *emk of health as every weak weaaea
who «im It t Wr trial.
tt Mak** Weak Women Strong ,
Sick Women Well
Yea eaa't eMetd te aaaaot a writ emtntu ea e eetalttte
ler thle m-ftWefeelle axeileiao o» tHovw oouroemoa.
1 have checked this account
carefully and it appears to be in
order, f have not looked into
the question as to whether thc
proceeds from the sale of debentures were all used for thc particular purpose for which the debentures were issued, neither have
I ascertained that the amount
raised annually for sinking fund
account is sufficient to retire thc
debentures at maturity,
Police Court Fines
J was unable to locate thc receipt book covering thc greater
part of the year but this account
appeal3 to fie in order.
School Board Account
I had no definite instructions
from you to audit thc School
Hoard's accounts but after consulting with the mayor he instructed me to audit them, Moreover, owing to the manner in
whicli thc school accounts have
i/cui ii-.iiul(_<._ .1 *.v.._. nully nccc"
isnry tn nudit them in order to
verify certain entries in your
books. In this connection I wish
to emphasize thc remarks in connection with the school boartl
accounts in my ronnrt of Pep^
ist last. I am informed by tjie
Secretary of the School Board
that no minute book has_ been
kept, consequently it was impossible to verify thc correctness or
otherwise of the salaries paid,
Teachers, janitors, secretary and
other employees, although they
appear to be in order, f am informed the secretary's salary was
$100 per annum up to December
31st, 1009, and $i$o per annum
since then. This being.correct he
apparently has been paid to date
$134.50 on 1910 account. Thc
majority of the school vouchers
are very incomplete. Except  In a
Voucher. No. 244 for ?74.56, payable to* Bank of Commerce for accounts attached. These were not attached and the cheque had been deposited to  the credit of the  city.
Voucher No. 130 for $302.85, payable to G. H; --Boulton for Pay Roll
account. No Pay Roll or receipts
attached. '.
Voucher No. 82 for '$83.10, payable
to G. H. Boulton for Pay Roll account
No Pay Roll • or receipts attached.
. While these vouchers are very ir
regular yet I think you are justified
m accepting them as correct.
At present the School Trustees have
a large overdraft at the bank, for
which they have no legal, authority.
Por their personal, protection this
should be covered at once.
I find the following amounts are
credited as having been received by
you for fire insurance on property
destroyed in 1908, viz..*
Schools account •  $6,695.81
Fire Hall     1,498.10
Fire Hall Equlpraent      400.00
Jail Building       998.75
I have not verified these figures.
Outstanding Accounts, . ,
I. have not taken any means to
verify the correctness or otherwise
of the outstanding accounts as shown
op. your various rolls. This work
would require considerable time and
should * be done. The rolls should
also be balanced, with a ledger account representing each roll.
Balance Sheet.
T have not considered it necessary
to prepare a Balance Sheet; in fact,
such cannot be done until all outstanding accounts and unfinished con-
trr.cts are brought into your ledger.
I consider this ■ should be , done at
once so that you may ascertain just
where you stand financially. The
present loose system of conducting
your affairs may prove disastrous
later on unless remedied at once. .
Title Papere.
I have not examined your various
deeds'and other title papers; neither
have   I    examined   your   insurance
policies. ■
Receipt Forme.
The present "stub" system of re-
oeipts should be dispensed with and
the "duplicate" system used entirely
so that you may have an exact copy
of all receipts issued. Receipts should
be numbered consecutively froin year
to year and repeating numbers should
not be used. That is, the numbers
on each order given the printer should
begin where the former order left
.„   .     Dog Tax Account.
1909 was $109.00. Two hundred tags
were, purchased and apparently only
92 are on hand. At the same time
the receipt stubs correspond with the
cash book, if all receipt books were
presented to me. I would recommend
that in future every tag be accounted for. - You shoura-* have special receipts for this purpose and each receipt should show the number of the
tag.' -
I.        .
Cash Account.
The following affect the cash account:
Cash Book Folio 104, $50.33, should
be $52,33;  difference, $2.00.
Cash Boole Folio 74,* $100.00, should
be  $109.00;   difference $3.00. .
Cash Book Folio 54, $55.60, should
be $61,75;  difference $6.15.
Cash Book Folio 48, $68.40. should
bo $76,00; difference $7.60.   '
Road Tax* receipts show a total
revenue of $784.00 while your cash
book shows only $643.00. Dlfferouco,
$141.00. ,
In May, 3909, you received a cheque
from A. G. Long, of Portland, for
$630.00, bolng a refund for customs
duty paid hy you ,011 a chomlcal
engine, This amount has not beon
credited tn your books,
In March you received $187.30 from
the Rollof Committee, being refund
of an account pnld by you to Drs.
Bonnel and Corson. This cheque has
not boen credltod.
■ In January, 1.009, tlio locnl govern-
mont agont paid you $32,15 In connection wltli bringing* ii prlsonor from
Greenwood (seo vouchor 338). Tills
has not boon credltod.
I nm ttdvlsod by the Auditor Gonornl thnt lho following payments
wore mndo by tlio Provincial Government, to tho City of Pernio on School
For qiinrtor ending S0.1t. 30, 1908,
$329.00;   not' credltod.
For qiinrtor ending Sop'l. 30, 1909,
$753,311; not crodltetl,
For qiinrtor ending Mnrch 31, 1910,
$1,305.10; ciodltoil ns $1,383,00.
For qiinrtor ending Juno 30, 1910,
$1,55:1.75;  crodllod  ns $1,501.00.
Tho nbovo cheques should lm ho-
curod from tho Auditor (lenornl and
thn ondornpinont examined. If tlioy
woro rocolvod by your tronsiiror thon
thorn Ih $1,115,10 on this nccount not.
Thorn wns also pnld by tho govorn-
mont to llm City for tlio qiinrtor ending Docombor 31, 1909, $1,082,90. This
nmount. In erodltod In your CnHh
Hook im $500 nntl $582,90, About thin
Htunoi tlmn tho government ngont paid
vou jr-on, liftinQ* hnlnnr-m nf tlin rov.
omnium grunt, on School Account, no
Unit two payiui'iitH, amounting
to $1,582,00, aro credited 08 $1,032.90
I nm ndvlnod thnt tho locnl government ngont paid you on account ot
Vnrij.  of r-rlonnAr?  fl«  follnwr*'
Juno 11, 1908  $ 80,60
AugUHt 31, 180S    77.25
Beware of
Sold on the
Merits of
August 6-11.
Soptombor 9, 1908
Jnnuary 6, 1010
February 9, 1910
Mnrch 8, 1010 ,....,,,,,.
Mnrch 2.1, 1910
May 10, 1010
I  I  I  IM  M  M
Mill  Mt  •  M III
Total  $ 417.13
I have not Included In those certain
chequei which wero apparently band"
ed to tb* Police Department, "Mon
None of the above are credited.
tu uy report dated September Ut,
1010, ! report a -tub shortage of
$561.19.   I now regret baying to te-
Fire has no particular place to
start, It rages where carelessness
has entered; can you sacrifice
your ownlngs, taking a chance on
the future by neglecting to own
We represent the best and most
reliable insurance companies. Drop
us a 'line and our representative
will call and, talk it over,' with
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Insurance and Real Estate
45 Steam-Heated Rooms
Kot and Cold Baths
The King Edward
Fernie's  Leading  Commercial Hotel
The Finest. Hotel'in East Kootenay-
J. L.   GATES, Prop.
PAID-UP CAPITAL, $10,000,000.,
RESERVE FUND; $6,000,000
Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits of $1 and
upwards in this Department. Careful attention is given to
every account.   Small deposits are welcomed.
Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons,
withdrawals to be made by any one of them or by the survivor. Full and clear written instructions as to who is to
make the withdrawals should always be given to the Bank
when opening accounts of this nature.
FERNIE   BRANCH J L. A. S.  DACK,  Manager.
Imperial Bank of Canada
Capital Authorised ....$10,000,000.00..Capital Subscribed .... $5,575,000
Capital Paid Up   $5,330,000.00   Reserve Fund ........ $5,330,000
D. R. WILKIE, President HON. ROBT JAFFRAY, Vice-Pres.
Arrowhead, Cranbrook, Fernie, Gelden, Kamloops, Michel, Moyie, Nelson,
Revelstoke, Vancouver and Victoria.
Interest allowed,on deposits at current rate from date of deposit.
Fernie Opera House
A, Pizzocolo, Mgr,
Lumber,   Lath, Shingles, Sash, Doors
Is what you get!for your money,
when buying our lumber.
to a' w^ll-atocked lumber yard
can be had here.        <>
Builders appreciate our lumber because It's
Phone 23   ,     P. O. Box 23
Be Up-to-date and Equip Your Works with  |
Canadian General Electric Go.
Induction Motors
Full Information and Quotations Cheerfully Furnished
Calgary Branch Office:      325 A Eighth  Ave*   West
port uu additional h1ioi*Ih(_u iih nbovo,
(inioinHlni*. to $:i..M1.'I.S, or a totnl
short ago of $;.,!_ {i:U2,
Rosjiectfully Bubmlttod,
13. 11. McDKRiMID,
Chni'teroi) Accountant, Auditor,
N'oIhoii, 11. C„ Sopt. 10, 1010.
l-.vory man ronnoctod with mining,
whothor ho Ih n laboror, superintendent, timnnt'or, mining englneor or own-
or, Ih IntnroBted in RQcurlng ldcao that
will savo htm tlmo nnd mnlto moro
monoy for him .
An organization had boen built up
at a big expenditure that Is scouring
tho mining world for monoy mnklng,
monoy saving ldoas,
The problems that one man ha»
failed to solve anothor man somewhtrt
lias solved, and it is the work of this
organization to Boarcb out mining problems and tlolr solutions, to classify,
arrange and simplify them.
Think what this means—It means
that now It Is posslblo (or any man
to securo thu ldoas, tbo sohomes, tho
vory working plant thnt aro building
mining successes ttorywboro,
Mines and Minors is so woll know.,
to every manager, superintendent and
coal mining official that It Is not nocessary to mako any eiplanstlon of Its
merit for their benefit, Thore aro
many, however,, wbo are newcomers
In the country and aa they vory probably would like to tot Ideaa retarding
matters dealing with the mlnlat la-
iaiirr, we esu say without fear nf
Prepare for Fall
and Winter
Wo hnvo JiiBt clonrod our summor fltoclc out ntul now wo nro
ready to fit you up for tho wlntor from bond to fool.. If you are
looking for tho futuro nnd inlond to biivo your monoy purclniBO
your rooiIb from uu. Wo havo JuBt boiiRht tho atock of.Mr. .TnmoB
Hiuldnd nnd now wo nro cnrrylnn a vory largo stock of ladlos' and
gents' furnlshlnsn. Trunks nnd vnlluos, In fact, everything for
mon, womon nnd children.
Our $1,25 Swontor Coats hnvo no oqunl, Our $1,75 Pon Anglo
UndorsullB hnvo thom nil bont on.
Our SuKh nru .not tho kind you nood for stylo nnd durability,
Wo carry 11 lnrgo assort mont of Hoots nnd Shoos, tho boBt boIoc
tion tlmt monoy nnd brains can buy,
Noxt to Wli. wum Candy Htoro
Nuxl lu Nortlictn Ho to
contradiction that this publication Ib
tho vory bost of its kind.
Wo havo mado airangomonts with
tho publishers of this monthly to mako
somo exceptionally advantageous clubbing offers;
Mlnos and Mlnorals ono year.,..$2.50
Thf. fltatrlct LmlRorono yoar..., 1.00
Examination Questions for Certificates of Compotoncy tn Mining.,3.50
Combination prioo $540.
Mines and Minerals, for ono year
12 big 132 page Issues, and The
District Ledger for one year, 62
Issues, regular  price  for both,
$3.60, for......«••••»• >..«.,.,$3.00
Mines and Minerals,one year..,,$2.(0
The District Ledger one year,... 1.00
Coal and Metal Minera Pocket
D60K tlMMMIMillU    •»    t •    Iff*    ItvW
. bcALiJiiiJ XiiNliJilvo Villi uu It,*
cr-Jvrfl liy .he. Commlnnln-nori. of thn
City of Calgary and'addressed to tho
undersigned, markod,
until tho soventh day of November,
noxt, at Vi o'clock, Noon, tor tujij)!".*-
ing tho city with ties and polos, for
oxtonslon to tho Municipal Street
Full particulars and specifications
may bo had on application to the
Commissioners, City of Calgary;
markod choquo covering C per cent
of tho amount of tho bid must accompany en.cli louder,
The lowest or any Under not noo
enarlly accepted.
W. D. BPKNCK, City Clerk.
Dated at Calgary, September tt, mo.
Tha Dletrtet Ledger le the plate to
0O for your flood -work In th* Job
Prffttlftf Lint.   - Rt iift-j-fta-
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Death and Destruction
Visited on Innocent
Loss  of  Life  Is  Not  Known—Was a
„ Noted Non-Union Office.—Who
Is to Blame.
LOS ANGJ3LES, Oct. 1.—The building occupied by the Times Publishing
company was destroyed by fire ,and
"tliere is a heavy death list, estimated
as high as fifty. The fire was preceded liy an explosion and Immediately the building was enveloped in
flames. The explosion occurred on
the second floor of an addition to the
old building. The old part is of three
floors. Within a few seconds from
the time of the explosion the entire
building was a fiery furnace".
Crowds that gathered early say
they saw many men fall back from
the windows into the flames. Others
leaped and were, injured. The editorial rooms were on the third floor, but
lt is believed the greater part of tho
men on this floor escaped death.
-Thomas P. Smith, an "Ad" compositor, working on the second floor when
the explosion occurred, gives the following version. "There were at least
50 men at work on, my floor. I believe that' half of this number may
not have escaped. I, with others,
rushed to the street immediately, and
then saw the whole building In
. flames."
Situation in Hand.
The entire building was In ruins at
1:45 and but two walls' were standing.    The  fire  department  now  has
the situation well in hand and the
j -j•*•■;•.v._■■- >"f^-^^^'^^mmt^i^ew
tlames will probably not spread further. In addition to the complete
plant of the Times, the building contained the large jobbing and commercial plant of the American Engraving .company. The property loss is
estimated at $500,000. The death list
is now placed at between-15 and SO.
No bodies have yet been removed,
Managing Editor Andrews said he
believed that not more than 15 persons lost their- lives. None of the
reportorial staff as far as could be
learned was in the local room at the
time of the explosion. One' man,
whose name is unknown, leaped from
a second story window and alighted
on his head, breaking his neck. It is
practically certain that all of the
dead were members of the mechanical
force employed on the second floor
and in the press room in the basement." Two men were arrested about
two blocks north of the Times building and are being held for identification. ■   *
The building occupied' by the Times
mirror Publishing company is of
brick, three stories in height and
back of this was a brick annex1 of
two stories and a basement. Tho editorial department of the Times was
on the third floor of the main building and the business office on the
ground floor. The annex contained
the presses, linotypes and job plant,
and the Times/ school for training
linotype operators. The Times employed non-union-printers and maintained a large battery of linotypes for
teaching operators the use of these
For £**International"
Western Fuel Company Had Total of
95 in Last Year.
NANAIMO, Sept. 30—The annual
meeting of the medical relief com-
n/ttee of the underground employees
of the Western ' Fuel company was
hold last evening. The report of the
secretary showed total receipts during the year of $6,755.27 and disbursements of $5,321.60, leaving a balance
on hand on June 30 of $1,433.67. In
referring 'to accidents, tbe committee
reports as follows: "The total number of accidents during the year was
95. divided as follows: No. 1 shaft
69; Northfield mine, 26. We regret
the number of accidents is greater
than last year; whilst two of .them
were fatal, viz., Albert' Portray and
James Doherty, a large majority of
the balance were of a' trivial nature."
Oskaloosa, la., Sept. 19, 1910.
To the Members of the United Mine
Workers of America—Greeting: •
Having been importuned by my
many friends in the United Mine
Workers to permit the use of. my
name as a candidate for the 'office
of international president, I take this
opportunity, of making known my
wishes in this respect.
If I felt that the many urgent requests made upon me to become a
candidate for this high and exalted
position did not properly reflect a
strong sentiment among the members
in the various districts, I would regard theni but lightly. In past years
my name has been prominently mentioned in connection with this office,
and I have given it in times gone by
no serious consideration. Recently,
however, the requests' have been so
numerous, that the sentiment so pronounced that I have yielded to the
earnest' solicitations of my many
friends in the organization, and have
decided to become a candidate at the
coming election for the office of International President.
In doing so I have only one object
in view, and that is the desire to be
helpful to our great cause. My friends
seem to be legion and are of the
opinion that I can best serve the
United Mine Workers by aspiring for
this'high honor. I realize that there
is a great amount of dissension and
many discouraging features in connection with our organization at this
time, and I know full well that it
will require heroic effort to solidify
our forces and accomplish the great
purposes for which the United Mine
Workers' organization was instituted,
and in this work my numerous friends
feel that I can .contribute In a large
measure to the accomplishment of
these high aims.
The, emoluments of the office have
little charms for me. ,It will be my
purpose to refrain from abuse and
slander in this contest, and if in the
judgment of the membership of the
United Mine Workers I should be
honored with the office of' International President, I shall, with the cooperation of those who might be chosen with me, do everything in my
power tb promote their interests hy
inaugurating such policies as will in
spire the confidence of the membership. JOHN P. WHITE.
Coshocton, O., Sept. 19,  1910.
Editor, Mine Workers' Journal,
Dear Sir and Brother:
,Will you please- announce in the
next issue of, our official paper, the
"United Mine Workers' Journal" that
I am a candidate for International
I feel it my'duty to make this announcement as an .answer to "inquiring friends, and in response to numerous requests that I be a candidate for the aforesaid position.
Thanking you in advance, I am
Fraternally  yours,
\«_ "^
Indianapolis, Ind., September 2t.
To the Members of the United Mine
Workers of America—Greeting:  ,
I hereby announce myself as a candidate for re-election to the office of
International Secretary-Treasurer, subject to the will of the rank and file.
If I "am honored'with a continuation
of the confidence reposed in me in
the past, I shall feel that my services
have been reasonably acceptable ' to
the membership of our organization,
My ambition has in the past, and
will be in the future, to practice
strict economy, consistent with the
needs of a great modern and business institution. I have -neither
friends to reward nor foes to punish
if elected. Some of my friends,
solicitous of my - personal welfare,
have indicated that I ought to subordinate my own personal aspirations,
and the only-reason advanced is that
two candidates from the same district
ought not to aspire for International
offices—whether or not such preconceived ideas are entitled to any
weight, I leave to the judgment of
the. membership.
. In the past I have criticized what
I believed was not for our best interests and I shall reserve the right
to do so again, if necessary. True,
I have erred in judgment on many
occasions and possibly will do so
again in the future.    -   -
I cannot promise; if successful, that
I shall bring about a solidification of
our forces, but I will do my part to
accomplish    this    much-desired  end.
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„ CmI W*W«. Mm* K*w V«i W-uhta-itq* Clfeu-t P*n1*n-I, Or*,
pout of tayon* tb*t in building or rrptlnnf. (live ui full
■p*.liculm nnd mt wilt ilmily live you *»p«rt i»dv.c« on toy
i_u_flli_J    i.c    UiJuIiiI.j.I'mi    _.l__l'__tli_,l__
In the vicinity of these two
places we have some first
class   Fruit   Farm   Lands
that will bear the closest
inspection. The wise plan
is to examine  before buy-
ing so B YYY.    I am tak-
O     1
ing parties from time to
time. If interested drop a
line to
Joe Grafton
P.O. Box 48
Fernie, B. C.
Lasting and permanent peace can only
be established when all' discordant
elements aro willing to co-operate
along mutual lines and for the ^best
Interests of the organization. J will
always be loyal to the cause, regardless of what tho verdict may be. This
Is tho first time I have over been
forced to appeal to 'our membership
and regret tho necessity of doing so,
even now, and would not, had lt not
been currently reported ln this city,
during tho time our special convention was being hold, that I would'not
bo a candidate for re-election. Under
the circumstances I would consider it
an 'act of cowardice to refuse to
make tho race and must confess that
the emoluments and high honors of
the offlco appeal vory forcibly to mo.
Every member should voto for the
bost Intorosts of the union. Respectfully,   • ED.WIN PERRY.
dally  Into  our Gents'
best manufacturers.
Furnishing Department new goods from the
September 23/1910.
To tho Officers nnd MomberB of Local Unions, United  Mlno Workers
of Amorlcn,
Follow Workers—You aro aware
thnt tho duties nnd responsibilities of
tho president of tho United Mlno
Workers aro both onerous and exacting. Ilo should hnvo a thorough
knowlodgo of tlio mining Industry of
tho country. In addition to this It Is
necessary for your prosldont to understand tbo competitive relation of thc
various mining districts,
Tho International Prenldont should
also be nblo to Intelligently discuss
every phaso of tho mining situation
and dflfond tho claims of our members
In Joint convention whilo negotiating
wngo contrnctH.
Tho policies of tho United Mlno
WorkorR nro outlined nnd nd opted by
your roproBontnllvcH in onr International convcmtlonH, With hut fow exception-* you hnvo approved of recommendations that I had tho privilege of
preHontlnB for your consideration.
Rur-h pollcloH an you hnvo adopted
In our international convcntlotiH I
linvri honestly and faithfully workod
to carry Into effect. I eliiillunge any
member of the United Mlno Workers
to Dhow or provt; whero I hnvo failed
to do my duty In defending your In-
t .•relith nn mlno workers.
Tho dtitlot* nnd work of your International Fresidiint arc \oty difficult,
even when lio lum tho active, and lovni
support of every officer and member
Ui    i.*'J   W," pl_ili__,.___._.i,.      Vuif   vail    im...
ImiigliH- what must bo the dlfflniltlcH
of your iiresldont when ho has the
organized and determined opposition
of a number of tho officers of our
That tho orKanlxAilon lmn hold lm
own under the elicuinHlnriroH is n
wonder. Thai wo have been able to
wei?ur» this year tho highest wages
ever paid tlio miners of this country
Is due to Hie loyal and active support of our members. Our continued
progress will depend upon the activity
of the mcmborshlp of the orgmnl-fn-
You have honored mo   with    thej
that-wo are proud of and by noxt week we oxpect that thc balance
of our i-nil and Winter Stock will be nil on the shelves, and If you
visit tho store thon wo will bo In a position to show you a complete and up-to-date stock of the bost In Men's W-enr, ond by placing
your orderB with us for that Suit, Overcoat or Ralncont that you aro
Hiiro to need you will bo saving money for yourself, Wo can show
you how to do It,   Just ask
A. A.   McBEAN
hold In Indinnapolis it was common
rumor that wtnln men who were
opposed nnd havo always opposed my
administration, had agreed upon a
slato of candidate** for thc position
of International officers of tho United Mlno Workors, Theso rumorH are
now verified.
Every member of the United Mlno
WorkorH hns a right to asplro to any
position within your gift. Whether It
Is wIko for a fow self-constituted lend-
et*B to decide wlio nro to bo candidates nnd bo elected to official posi-
tloiiH, It will ho for you as inemberH
tn decide.
It nocmn to ino that ynu nH tho
nieinberH of thn organization nro fully
•<ini|Hileiit to decide Mho hhall be
your tholre to dln-a tin- affairs of
the United Mine Workers of America.
It linn not been made clear to tne
how many frlendH dcslrci me to be a
rnndldato for rc-elculnn,' nor ho-*.',
many of our members will support me
for tho position of Inttriinttnnnl I'rct.-
.il, i.i   ,il   iln-    I.i,    Mho     Uw.Jhi.-i.
Many mine workers xx'htmi I inwr met
To eliminate nny doubt that may
exist In tho minds of our members
nn to my position, I desire to Hay that
I am not a Qult-.or, either no*v or at
any otlur time. I shall bu it cundl-
ilnto for re-election"to the position of
Internhtlonnl President of tho Unitod
Mine Workers. Thanking you for
the honors bestowed on me, I remnln,
Yours for the success of tlie organization, T, I„ LEWIS.
To the Officers and MnmlierH of tho
United Mine Workers of America:
Hrolliers—Hnvlng been requesteil
by a very l«rg«- number nf the im-m-
hershlp of our organization, the United Mine Workers of America, to permit tho um- n( my minim as 11 ciiinli-
date for International Vli-o-l't'enldent,
I take this opportunity of making
known to Iho membership of tho V.
M,   W. of A. thnt   I  nm a  candidate
for    International    VI l-resldenl   nt
the corning ek-ctlun, as I fee! thnt
the, mnnv urgent reqiiPstH made upon
me to heroine a candidate reflects a
>'>.', ui if. ai ut.iii-iic .uiuihh Uim in*, inner-
Mill,  bt Mil i-lill'e 01-jf.nlxatloii,    Ami.
personally   havo  given   mo  their  en-'If In the jiidt-ment of the mnmher*»hlp
dorsement  and    tho    sehctlon  of a
president must be left with ynu,
Mv i|efeii»e of votir rlHin nr.'l  the
prlrieifili-H    nt   th
hear   tlie  t-losent
of  the  17  M.  W. of A ,  I  should be
honored   ._lt|i   tbe  nffli-e  of   interim-
ttoniil Vfi-e.l'rei.iilii-t   I rti-,11   mH», il-,.
or...ini**--illoii  will. <«Mipein(lon   nf   thohe   xxhn   mny   hn
nventlf.'ntInn.    The'rhn«.. it with  me. to do everything in
K. S. .M'ClJLI.Ol't'll,
only Indmement that I <*an offer ynu j my power to promote the welfare of
to support  me for reeled Inn l« my iour grand mil noble oigimij-.ttlon,    I
past   record  In  tin- nrgntiiratlnn.    If;am. joursi fraternally and truly,
ro-olected, the only promise I ha\«- to J
make will be to do my best to <nrry*
Into effect any policy that nur inter-,
national  mnwritiniis   may   ndopt   ro j	
jgu.t-rii the orKHiK/iitioii. tt 11 niiimiiti't-tl Ki-nil-nutrinrltinlw-ly
Il is n matter nf pride tn mr that,that Fred Simpson, tlm nldtime ih-*a_i-
lilgheM official position within > on r' tbe United Mln-ni Worki-fu of Atiii-r!<.«' r»*.>et rnaii, f-o lone editor of tbe -Traii-
pnwer to bentow on any member of Mini* ngnln onm-ie.! t.i.fe]v tlirnurh the I brook Herald, Is n.-rmt to return to
the organization. Whether I b&xo it-1 Imliintrlnl ktorm that ero*.*.'**! itit path- hU <M lo\t< of Jour milium, intlng the
4-elv-r _ that tupport to which tbo jir<-«-'nay, ami it bo* in * \-m*\*k>n tn e_ J K**_r-!<"ij>« •_ •••■n'U*_« I a* th- ■*.-««-"■*•■*!v cf
lie   true   ■»•*■>
and     "Lent
(dent of the United Mine Workers is [ tend its power and  um-ftiltici'"* tn 9 I opinion  molding,    ff  it
entitled win be for yon to Judge.       ■ grenrer -ext-f-nt than ever in Its tils
At   the   recent Kpcclal convention j tory.
ett« nd   (origrntiilation-.
**l*h<* for success, PAGE FOUR
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• J. W. BENNETT, Editor.
ACCORDJXG to re-port one of the beneficent,
results of Sir Wilfrid's visit lo Fernie was
(lie ihnt a Drill Hnll "would shortly lie
added'to the list  of the city's substantial stnic-   mortgage *is what they call. home.
competent officers." Ha! Ha! Here's the crux
of the whole situation and the parting of the ways,
The "noble" art of how to shoot down by individual members of the same cla-ss'as those who were
instrumcirlal in its. construction is to be studied
should they become unruly and rebel against their
masters. That is harsh language, is the rejoinder
of our friend and particularly so in view of the
fact that the workingmen have reaped nearly all
the benefits so far! is it not fitting that they
ought to be perfectly willing .to aid in the furtherance of the real object of this institution after
being the recipients of work and wages?
Regardless ,p£ being considered an ingrate we
must say in tones of the loudest emphasis, No!
a thousand times No!
These different members of the working class
have performed their, labors and received remuneration therefor hence there is no further obligation
to either party to the undertaking. They also
are necessary factors in the construction of jails
and lunatic asylums, but they arc not* interested
in being inmates, furthermore-* they quite freqivmt-
lv build palatial residences and much as 11-oyj
might desire to occupy them the probabi!:li;'.': r.:TJ
tliat  a   small house  with  a large  proportionate
Oui- stock of buying tools is complete/ Forks', Hand Rakes,
Scythes and Snaths, Grind Stones' Whet Stones.! Wrenches,
Machine Oil and Oilers, Deeving Mowers and Horse Rakes.
Mail or phone orders receive, careful attention.
I  J„ M. AG NEW & Co. ELKO,   B. C.    {
ew Pal
lures. ,0
This is most assuredly needed in a community
of such "patriotic" tendencies as.,ours.
"We have been informed that it will provide
work, this i.s an' indisputable fact that it'is useless to deny, consequently as recent events show
that the citizens do not* feel themselves financially
able to supply the funds necessary for the purpose of teaching "the young ideas how to shoot"
(mentally), then by all means we must take "a
right foot, left foot" step in* [he "right" direction of how to shoot automatically, so to speak,
■ and by so doing save the life of some, valuable
citizen, whose nerves are somewhat affected when
taking a pleasant stroll by the promiscuous
bullets that have a most undesirable trick of hissing too "dose for comfort* and making him incur
■ the unsought risk of having his anatomy become
a target for'these thoughtless marksmen.'
Now let us examine-, the merits of those who
advocate .the building of the Armory and its mani:
fold advantages as a work producer.
Firstly there will be the work of the architect
t*> -*■ | _ ^
in drawing tlie-plans, and specifications'these concluded excavation of the ground'necessary to make
' ready for the edifice will entail the employment of
a "number of horses ancl. scrapers with their accom-
* panying guardians, which of course, spells worlc
and wages for the drivers and hay and oats for
the horses.   Grand!   Stupendous!   Why object to
f WE DON'T.  '        -   •*-     ,-
' Bricks doubtless will-be needed, thereby affording {fn opportunity of showing "patriotism" of a
local color and mean the resumption of operations
* of, the local,brickyard so long idle'and thus give
an impetus to a languishing industry. The duty
of every "citizen we are told is .to boost, don't
. knock.   We are not doing so.
The office of the'man Svitli the plumb lino and
trowel must then be exorcised and he and those
connected with tbis department of labor will be
provided with work and wages too, therefore let
us chant paens of praise to tho powers that be nl
' Ottawa, so ably seconded by our public spirited
citizens, in the laudable mission they have undertaken with .such whole-souled heartiness.
The services of thdic "■wielding hammer and saw
' the apron-clad brigade, will be enabled to prac-
' lice some of lho arts connoi-l.od with the craft of
>' carpentry and by so doing 'gather in the shekels
'• to swell their deposits in. the Butcher, Baker and
" Clothier Bank.
There, lire-othor trades, such ns   lho   shingle-
weavers, lhe glaziers, the look-makers, the plumbers, plasterers, el, ul, who will  contribute  thoir
, mite of effort so that those adverse critics.should
\ now lie entirely-siVonccd imd realize that thoir dc-
7 precatory remarks nro irrelevant and unnecessary
j! in face of the fuels as presented,
>  _ Jiijisniucli. ns they who arc apologists, for .the
building of this edifice nilvim*-** us a potent argument in ils favor I lint it will give work, we will
completely disarm Ihem from saying that we arc
opposed to it on Ihat accoiiiil by slating that wo
Often the observation is made why do working-
men so strongly object to the militia and hy so
doing leave themselves subject to the accusation
that they are averse to law and order? In'reply
to ihis we in turn may suggest that this a merely
superficial view of* the case and we would ask
any open-minded individual if ho can point to aa
instance where these guardians of the law and order have ever been called'upon for service when
it has been conclusively proven that the employers
were the transgressors.
Read the history of labor disputes everywhere
and while the* men may at times be. guilty, of
wrong-doing they have by no means a" monopoly
and yet it is a proven fact'that the records of this
and every other country amply demonstrate that
.this arm of the military service is always used in
support of property interests as against, lmnian
demands.    ' ■   , ' ,;-
The most recent instance is that of Springhiil,
N. S., and as an evidence of thc law-abiding character of the workers it was found that the' infractions were far more numerous by the company's
cohorts and that although it was deemed- advisable to call in the soldiery, thereby saddling the
costs 'of their presence upon the whole taxpayers,
yet their services were -a sinecure. . .' , .
X You are now going through this world for Uie last time:
f Why Not
q live on the best .and nothing but the best, and go to
S The 41  SVIarkei Go.
A for your requirements in Meats, Fresh .Killed and Government In-
£ specled; Fish, Butter, Eggs, Ham, Bacon,'Ble.
a S. Graham, Local Manager
0 .*..',
<Q>QfeCB<£fe43k<t&QP^9^_Ex£__''<2&dt4B3> <__*»*"t_B|©<©G>®*®»G><CM_**<3>'0'MIl*
Electric Lighted
Steam Heated
The Waldorf Hotel
First Class Accommodation for Travellers
Hot and Cold Water *    L, A.  Mills, Manager
' us and- outdoor -sports are practically at an
end for the year should afford thc. oportunity for
the resumption' of the studies in first - aid "anil
ambulance work. Tbe .government having signified their intention to aid this beneficial movement
and "the coal companies are willing to render «ili.
possible assistance,the employees ought to evince
the same lively interest'that .they take in'football
contests. , ■* •     *
The knowledge gained by attendance at,the Ic.i-
lures and the'*practical experiences obtained 'are
invaluable in case (if emergency.
■ In cases where an unfortunate has received fatal
injuries his sufferings may be greatly lessoned liy
srtme of the methods that arc rudinlontary to n
first aider, but of which tho groat mass are woefully ignornnl.
■\Vo offer as a suggestion Ihat thc subject of
ambulance work accompanied by practical demonstrations might bo'lak'on up in the public
schools by pupils in 'the "high school classes, to
whom the knowledge would bo of fnr moro real
utility than some of the studies that are at present
a part, of the currieuhiin.
. To be able to spell and pronounco correctly tlie
.names of all .the bones of the human anatomy mny
be regarded as (-nite an accomplishment in memory cultivation, but to be able to apply a tourniquet properly, or rescue a drowning person hy
artificial respiration is n far' more, valuable
a Shave, a Game of Pool or. Billiards
. ora Cup of Coffee
in at
ram s
Full Stock of Smokers' Goods Always on Hand:
But Cold Days of Winter Will  Necessitate   Further  Assistance.'.
aei-uicsce lu lli('7stiiteiiieut. Ihat if will he a facie
in lhe providing of work and Ihcn if this wore lhe [nnl IK correspondence received
full lentil' of (hoii- pri'teusiuiis wc would cry out    ■**■*■    ''iiiwns alluded lo elsewhere
willi oil!' peers. "Content, my  Lords, i.'onti'iil."
Anollicr item Ilial is worthy uf reference nnd
Ihnl is thai (loiihllrss wherever priii'liciihli' I'niun
lnbor .will bi- engaged, th'ii.s guaranteeing cerhiiu
I'luidiliuiih will be inliici'i'd lu, wliel'eiil we mny re-J
joh-e but merely r. 'king i.s -■ peculiar inci.lHil'. n'"1   l"''  l'l"'^''-  ■'"*' 1"'''"  "iiivor.-.
liml   I'niun  labor is u-milly -mmi.Ii-.vo_1  wIicm (irJ 1<Wiiin   iiinml.*  of prison   walls  of  his din
'.'•ini'/a! imi i*-* stroii*.'.
We   now   feel   tlillt   We   IlllVe   I'earli.-il   I lie  ci|i|   of
Iln- I'ir.-it eluipliT mid Ili'il n lin*an.s for Ilie fur-
iiisliiiiu' of work llio eoiistriieiioii uf Ibis building is unanimously agreed upon.
..on*    iiiiil    Wilgr.-i   lllisilig   liei'll    pant   lllld    Uic
--.l-IIHM'.V   IS   II    I'   pi'otillel   npi-illiill'.*;   II   hlii-lll
tribute to the handiwork of llu
lor its existence let us res! mir i .ist* at ihis sln.jrc
,of lhe procccd'nigH.
nil! no! nu: (limns in uiu- worlin ami palriulie
supporter of the work aud wages iirgiuiii-iit, "you
have forgotten or overlooked the main reason for
this building is, that it i-rto serve n* ,i iv-nrl for
our voiing men."    .Vs! yes! we retort, let us have
UK correspondence received liy   one   of   onr
in these columns
musi be carried on very sysleiiinlically as we
have since learned tlmt. other I'Vniieitcs are lhe
recipicnls of similar "dupe," moreover in one nf
oiir cNeliiiiige,*; we liule thai ll resident of Moilll'eill
lias informed  lhe  police n'lilhorities uf Ihal   cily
by   this
| Ireiiiily.
The postal authorities of Spain ought io be in
formed  by the posl'il  officials of other countries J ubl'y hemlock; Mio unlit., liimiiiu-'rH nnd
thai, il is Iheir duly lo iismsI in culling short iIu'i'-'iiVh. ami llm sirJkoru will .bn ulu.l
GREENSBURG, Sept. 30.—11 ope'has
not, yet been lost by tho striking
miner's. In the. Irwin field. Every dny
brings more" and more help, of'n,financial nature from labor organizations
nil ovoivthelJniied States, but so far
most, of'the* mono*.* Is being-collected
locnlly. To a' correspondent- of the
Dally Socialist Fj-nncis Foehan .slntcd
that'thero' is i'io doubt' but the working people;* of' the-'nation -are being
nwakene'd to.tho..realization thnt: the
'fight, of ;the miners -In ' Pennsylvania
is thoir fight ;as well.'. '"*■ .   .  .
"It the .minors, of'Pennsylvania .loso
thoir wil'j re-act' to'the detriment *'of iho entire organization., of. miners rind* to the "American labor" movomont .as .woll,-" said
Kpoliaii. • "and ' It, Is. for 'Hint ronson
that; every effort' should, ho. "in a do to
do ,tlio iiccoHHiirit furnishing of help
to, the strikers who n*i*a in nepd of
more clothing iind 'shelter, as llio days
grow colder,"   -
Strike'Not Over,
If tlio linughty conl baroiiB thought
thoy would win this wintiir by literally "fruozlng" tho strikers back to
work, tliey apparently woro bndly
I'oolod, and following Is tho reason:
Tho International exocutlvo bonrd,
United Mine Workors, hns sol. asldn n
fund of $25,000 spoclflcally for lho
piirpiiKo of lumbor i'or housing llio
i-itrlkoi'K iuul their fiiinllk*.*,
following n flying trip 16 indliumiv*
ollci last wook, by Socrot ary-TreiiHiirOr
Timothy Donovan or District No. 5,
nnd a conforenco wllh Intcrmittnnal
l-Toslileni TliunuiH 1„ J.owl**,,tlio. glad
iio\VK ciiino from lhe lloosler cnplinl
y-iRd-rilny afternoon.
•Turn ns soon lis II Ih discovered linw
iiiuiiy liouhi-H are needed, llirough an
Inv* nilgai lon now being ipa-lc hy Din-
(rift Orwiiilzern McCartney imd IJnrn-
f-il.ll. Hie lumber will lio purelnsKfd
nnd llu1 work ntnrioil. Mr. Donovr.11
wr.l yeiilerdny,
Will  Dulld  Homes.
;\\'e will furnish tho lumbor, prob
Fresh   Cut
Eti___K_aa *
House-* and. Office
Plants, Funeral Flowers,'. ; Wedding   Bou-.* t
• Long* Distance Phone 577, ■
Vmn\ onlm-h will rucuivu 'iiroiupt * ut- •
J tuntlniiiinil you will lip''plpiixcil with.
I. wlml wo Kunijl you. '       ''■,'..
" Hero is a tolophono conversation
tlmt Mr. Donovan had' with International Treasurer Edwin Perry at
Indianapolis yesterday aftornoon:
"Hollo, Tlm, liow did you,like that
$12,000 chock w'o sont y^u.laBt wook?"
quorlod' Porry,
"Oil, that was flno and dandy, Ed."
"Noxt, wook we, nro going lo lot
you have, about $in.00O, and aftor tjint
thoro will lio nolhing to lt, old boy.
Evory  week thoro  will lib $20,000."
The Iniornnllonnl Ironsuror nlno In-
■formed'Iho lb. nl mini thnt iib-a rosult
of tho reforonduin voto roconlly tnkon
the'"Hti'lko ii-faoftHimenl lind'boon''ro-'
ducod from,$l a wook to 2H cents,
Wllhlntho piiRt threo months tho In-
terniitlonal nrganlziitlon has paid out
for rellof $-liJa,2il!l.01i|.   ,
U.  M.  W.  OFFICIAU8   I83UE
Latter Is    Alle-jed    to    Hnve   Mndo
Dnmnflfna Stntcment*. In Connec-
tion With 8ottloment of
_    Strike, *     *
Orders taken for Jaeger Good of all kinds.
Men's Sanfield's Underwear in Natural Dark
Gray and Black.
7.        MEN'S PANTS.
Stocks full and complete in all lines.   Come
in arid see. ,7.
The Two
■ Now Under New Management • ,,.                           ,,
','   '-'    7-               Catering to the Wo'rkltiflman's Trade *       ..
**'.''                    '                   '. Large'Airy Rooms and Good Table.
BILLY. ROSS                                _iLLY..,MACKAY           7
-Tf-^jHj 'MHIIPO *GB>4D(KS> <59SIIS9i0_HU_>O>flSli<8HH_»®J<SMO^D
Reflections of
' i*
On Kiiturdny two wrllH wore IhhuoiI
nl thn of Moi'Mi'M, .lunli-H 1).
Si. I.nmiiin, Iiilpi'iiiil.imiiil bnnrd im-ni-
her, and Hiinlol McDougall, proHidont
,,r   Ai (■,;. i'   •*;,,    »*'    t'.   m,   \x*   rf   >7
,, ., . ., , ■ .,    .   , Jo do llm itkI,    Why, Ihey can  put
ciiivcr (.1 Www who prey on llm iuiso|»liiMi-nl.>il., lll0HIJ ll0II1(f,H up |n |10 ,„„„_  „. wlll,J0
ic       ci>    r'tir      i    ,,1.1   ,    i   t      ,    , ..    f.rr  ..ii   •      _ ' i„,'*-m,. ,,  r, ,   ii,, ,,.
I 1        .       i|      .  ,     ,  1,.!   J      y   ,      ,i   7    "W'1 Xilntt Itt hnvo thn lmllillnrm In I niriilii«l two llc-ury McKinnon, (i prnni-
.,.* ."*..   ,.'*.  ,;   i.i-i.,i'   r.*i '.i 'Hi'ui.'i  .niii.i;   in-  >iy»'i>'-"'yrinvHi H|x „„,, „ 1||l)r ffl„t j,-^ w«uitli.! Iiiont   iiiciiiborn  of Hio  l».  W. A., nt
cn  rcsnonsilili'i;""' w'"'" <',,''V(','.V  ls "l,",(! »•  l'"' , t-iviu*^ It.-li:- !(-i-   pinof,   HiiliHtnntlnlly   ronfod   ntul | Sydney MIiiph,  who    Ih    ncciiBod of
' *;capli (li't'ii*!- Ihr iiiiliviilmil ,si(,riiiu*,r fur tlio winif jl'i'l»«"««-il  .-iinJ,    fibovu    all,    .sanitary. ■ iiinklns stati-.jn.-nts to tin- effect tliat
,, ,*    .        ■   •  . iiiii     I'-iirli  fitiiillv will hnvu u liuiiKii nud i iln1 two nbovo iin-nllniicri 17, M, W.
nrr('.sl«.,l ns n \mr\u-i-\m crn.ini.s ,nu\ ho plnc-d In ;„„„,, w,„ j,,, Hllffl,,)(int mm) f()I. (lll | llfrl,lll]H „ml m.olVPll *„ ,ftPR0 nmount
11,,,    „„l 1*    It,,,,,,    ,.-1,..     „,„,    (In,    ,* I     ,..,.,„ I!  • , ,    ,
■.i •    r, ,...-t.,1.1,1    MVi'ii ...'.im,
"i'tiiuiiintcly wo havo found por-
sons wliu ,'ini not nfrnid of lho unmlty
of Hip roal bnrniiH and wo don't, lmvo
In worry nbiml jiropnrly on wliich to
ci'cci Hip lioiiHPKc, Iii fni't, wo havo
been nffi-n-d njoro ground tlmn cun
"Well! I do hopo Gladys Known how
to coo'k'.' 1 (lilnl-:'I'll-bo on il*io-:niifo
sldo and buy a Rood cooking rnngo
to -cncournRo hor." '■ ■
...     ,, . ,    '',- ,
RtniitlH nt tho hciid of ltn idnsg, It Ih
u peoi'Ic-HH cookor and bnkor—•iippuiilH
to all K'ood cookH. t'oino In and wo
will dPinonHll'iito, IIh RriodnoHH moro
fully,    I'rleoi-i
$45.00,  $50.00, $58.00 and'$68
Hardware       FERNIE, B. C.       Furniture
of .M.'f.
a iry»iiii;.T.iui.., u liliriir;.. !-.i!U v.i*;ii:,_: |..iv!.»v.-.i»i»l,i-pllK   n-sull   ..)'   the   m.-i-liiiK  Tlmrsiliiv   iiinlit' '"Vi''"".'; '""!. 'V1 U'.'i"'X    „     . ...
..       ,i • _i..i_- i     I , . ..... ,.i    I lie ilnnnclnl outlook, for tlin Htrlk-
llu* oilier .-oiivi-tiifiii'i's  I hat   m-il'.'  inr    a    muukI I   A    *.*„,•,*.,.   |'in|    )o    |„.    lnirlil.v  liriicltciiil tn nil. d-m I-i l,(.ii,*,- ,-iriit now thnn  nt nny
iiiiml  in llu- -.'I'Dwin-.' _,'i-iii-rntiiiti."    "Ci-rtitinly/'j ilitr\'u-s i-i,iii-i*riicil nnd il i.i In In- liu*>cil Unit liciv-,,!l1"' >hno Dw Inception of tlm BtniK-
ri-pli.^ our frl-ti.l. "th.-sc will In- i,r.,vi.l..,l."   Ami| ar,..,. ,i,i,,IH wm UDio a in...*.- lively inton-st in |,!,n' nhnm KOV"n n,on,hB "K0'
nlill wr- an- i,|«v,..| 1,.«vin« ii.. r..oi.i lor ,lcl-n»-*.  L\Yu. ..n-urs mi thc.v arc iu c.ufM' nf prunes*.     |   WiIlllll „EnXoV Fio*k "ho Intornn-
"Jhll! lillt!" lii- liaMeii-i 1" mill.   " Wc now need ■     Wc  arc .skeptical,  however,  liuil   llioy  will  do! I lonal oi(.'aiil/alloii will put Inlo lh«
the yoiuitr uit-ti to !»<• i-lnd in uairy uniinniis, (-(lui'i-
|n'il witli ItayoiiL-t and rii'le In lie drilli-d iiicli'i
>... as wc are all prom- "to show a IuinIv spark i(UU\ iu Ih" ,rwln ""M ^antdni am-
,, i«, il,i, u.i,t. ot t_o,iii>0 uvuiy
and siiitiuht  t,rom   ii'ld a-iiiin.
: m-M-ii iI:ijm,
tlie late labor trouble. An Injunction
waH iiIm) iHHtiod roBtraliiliiK McKinnon from repeal Iiik tho iilatcinont In
(IUchIIiiii.- Thn .Standard.
• fMini'lcH Cnrvor or Mlcbd, «. C, Is \
op-ii   to  hia  aiiyuuo   la 'Cnnndn   at ;
ni'i) .iiiiidu-d mul ililriy-clKht potindH
(l.'IS poninln). kIvo or tnko two <2)
poiinilN, for it _iiiliHtaiitlnl purso, ami
u-lll imvc a side atako on tho remilt.
I-'Irm  ((line,  flmt  Hurvoil,    Tho  con-
U'M  to take idaco four weeks nfier
ftlMtliiK «t nnl_:lfn,
Uox Dit). Michel, n, C,
Mcintosh, McDonald
& Snow
& Builders
Opi-ii for ail kiiulM of liti-incHX
in their line
Addrot* Bom 07        Pernio
JT A l—» J\ \s 1__
Barber  Shop
Across from Fernie Livery
Flnt cla-it work guarantu-j-i.
Drop in and convince yourtelf,
Razor Honing a  Specialty,
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"Where ignorance "is bliss tis' folly
■to be wise." I read.with interest tha
•concoction wliich appeared in one' of
your editions.' One quality, if none
■else, you try to aspire to and that is
'"truth." You should always restrain
your imagination ;do not let it dwell
-overmuch on what you have heard;
do not indulge in the phantasmagoria
of picture .thoughts.. In short ..never
try to write an article until you know
:at least some of the circumstances.
Had you been privileged like me to
see the inside of the Christian man's
shack you would have known the
reason why I quit.
To all whom it may concern let me'
say: "Cleanliness Is next to' -Godliness."
Sincerely yours, ,
The abovo effusion comes to us
from Winnipeg, after having been
-sent up here it was forwarded' to
Fernie ancl handed to us by the
■editor, who did not understand its import. We thank the writer for his
^kindly observations relative to our
aspirations to truth, minus inverted
.comma's; and'   as    for flights of im-
.. -agination being the' creatures of environment the * possibilities  of using
■any winged messengers of. fancy or
•soaring. into realms beyond, the cleft-
in-the-mountain camp are without the
■pale of the wildest dreams of a visionary.. .. ...       ,   .-
*' So far as making any investigation
•as to the other side of the story we
;' must acknowledge that our. critic and
mentor made so short a stay that we
.were *, compelled to report merely
what we. saw,anda.little of what we
"heard as his was certainly a splendid
exemplification of the old song, "He
■ walked, right in; he -looked right
-round and walked right out again.^'
As to the condition of the Christian's
.shack we are not well* acquainted
with the condition of his abode, still
there aro others, ancl' these fishers
of men are supposed to be made of
str-iier stuff than seems to be the
calibre of the■• .writer .of the letter,
who certainly must have found Canada a very salubrious country, or at
least", the, western-part of it,* if as" he
- says "Cleanliness is next to Godliness," necessitated his tra'vel-
^7ing"ffom~Co"al"CT*ee^l-; to "WinnipegTie^
fore -he- "got next."   Yerbum sat sap.
Mrs. Jones   and    family havo now
joined" tho head" of the" household at
Corbin, where "Hobo" is working. •
Well done Jimmle, that's . right,
don't' let' them bluff-ybu. Two dollars Is not bad and beside.that just
think of the. sensation you created
with the. beautiful cupo causing somo
'i of the envious neighbors to rubber
and wish thoy had ono like, it.. We
don't think'anybody will tempt you
to put your threat into execution of
"not mlndin If I'd' to ■ gar'n cTalin ta
Fornie for five dollars."
Mrs. Win. Arbucklo left last Friday
night lo visit her old home in Capo
Breton, whoro It is hoped thnt. she'll
havo a very enjoyable timo.
James lluckloy,. tho boss carpenter,
whilst nt. work in the shop onuglit. his
foot with .Iho ndzp and- Inflicted a
nasty cut to the inomber which will
tt compel hlm to tako nn enforced layoff.      '•,■■■-■■•       ■■■   ;
* -The dancing clnss had Hh first hop.
pors liiRt Wednesday on the floor.
Charles .Clnridjjo iuul Dan Oliver ncted
as floor nianngoi'B, * Thorn was a
good crowd proBont nnd refreshments
wore sorvod nnd nt midnight thoy nil
dispersed. Dnvldpon nnd Alox Worth
Ingtoii furbished ,tho . music, A
butch of lriu'sponslblos mndo n foolish
attempt to mar tho proceedings and
ll. Is lo bo hopod thnt. when common
houso exorts ItHOlf thnl. tlioy will not
repent, lliolr actions'.
Clmrllo Powell Is now handling tho
ribbons of tho Trites-Wood tonm up
.Chliiofio lniindrloR \vill find IJioir'oc-
ciipnllon gono If pooplo will eoniljiu'o
to Innronso tliolr palronngii    to   (ho
Fernie steam laundry, which only employs white labor, and we urge upon
those who believe in union principles
to show their consistency by patronizing the establishment that employs
union help. a
Thomas Waltlen, Jr., of Coleman,
was visiting friends in this camp
during the past week.
Joe Mitchell, and Dugald are now
located at Nanaimo, where it is expected that Mrs. Joe will join1 them
in the near future.
Miss Hunt, whose postoffice address
for some time has been Fogville-on-
the-Thames, returned about three
weeks ago and is engaged as assistant postmistress.
James McPherson, 'fireboss in old
No. 1, returned from his holiday
jaunt to Springhiil, N. S., last*Wednesday, aiid says he had a real good
lime but that he's glad to be back
jdgaln in B. C.
Three Creekites had an amusing
experience for one to read about, but
not to be the victims of, last week
end. Wo refrain from publishing
their names as the trio do not. wish
their, native modesty to bo attacked.
It wns raining, and although the
three are Englishmen they do know
enough to get in out of the rain, and
so noting a box car attached,to the
locomotive . and naturally assuming
that it would shortly be pulled up to'
the home town, they climbed in and
were given the benefit of considerable shunting up and down the yard'
and finally were taken' up to the high
line where they, noticed tbe uncoupling of their side-door Pullman but
thought nothing of this until' they
saw .the smoke of the engine as'she
rushed by."light" on her, journey up
the grade. Much disappointed' they
emerged from their shelter"and now
they'garble* that plaintive and heartrending ballad: '■     ■       '
"They, all got in. the .car to.shelter
*.,   from the rain,
But the engine went and left, them
■,   far behind;. ■     7- ■.•■,.■. ..
So with words that sound Iike-jswear-
They all spoke out their mind, '-.    -
And straightway all; got, out .again."
The' stealing of tools . is becoming
altogether too frequent and it is
hoped that these sneak thieves may
be discovered as there is a likelihood they will be soon and brought
up before a magistrate who will deal
out such punishment that wiil put a
stop to their-miserable practices for
■sffmBTniroTtTrTSOHrc.        7*""*        "
* George Hunt and'  Jack   Robinson,
who have been rusticating    in    the
Nicola'.'.Valley for*, several weeks, are
again to be found at their old haunts.
N. E. Suddaby and Dr. Corsan made
a rapid visit to this burg last Wednesday,
A record output: was mado . last
Tuesday of three thousand nine hundred and twenty-seven tons (3,027).
Wo are glad to be able to raport Ibis
and also wish that before long we
mny. bo :nblo to chronicle a record
number' of, working, days, which unfortunately havo fallen away below
oven a normnl average for somo time
.past.         *...*-.*
Operations woro compulsorily suspended on Mondny "night nt tho entrance lo No. .1 South caused by n
lnrgo cave-iti.  ,"
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•**.  ■    COLEMAN NOTES BY 22 ' '♦
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Evening elnsROH will bo hold In
the rocrontloii room Mondays nnd
Thursdays, each wook, from 7:30
to 0:30, Subjects—Mathematics,
Mechanics, (theoretical nnd np-
plied); steam and stoma engineering, For furtlior' particulars npply
to J, \V. Faulkner, oast .ond of 5th
stroot,  ■
For weeks past tho prliu'lpnlt hoiiio
Iiiih boon the --forthcoming 'election
and of course groat rivalry hns boon
Hhown by tho support ora of the
various candidates for office,
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A   High   Class   Boarding   House
Electrically Lighted and Steam
Heated Throughout
The term clique was quite liberally-
applied to a certain fraction of those
who were seeking the suffrages of the
public and it was this portion that'
held a meeting on Monday night, but
as.I have no notes of the proceedings I will not make any* further
comments thereon.  ' ;
On Tuesday the miners and their
friends were the attendants at a
meeting. Mr. W:' Graham was -"voted
to the chair. Owing to statements
having been made at the Monday
night meeting that the board of trade
had in the past run the council Mr.
Ouimelte, the chairman, ■ was called
upon to -give his version of the case,
this he did, stating that he felt that
ihe Board of Trade had only done
what was perfectly within their
rights, i. e., given advice to the'village council when, they had . been
callod upon so to do, and to this he
did not see how anyone could object
ns the Board of Trade consisted of
citizens who were ratepayers and
therefore naturally interested in the
welfare of the community and that as
every taxpayer was eligible to join
the Board of Trade, could not seo
why there should bo any objection
lo.tho two institutions working in harmony together, but that either body
hnd tried to dictate to ' the other
what course to pursue was inaccurate. The chairman of the meeting, Mr, W. Graham, then made a few
remarks touching upon the importance
of a city having a thoroughly reliable
and capable body.of men to manage
its affairs unde rthe new plans.
* Alex Cameron gave a short review
of Coleman's doings in the past stages
of its< development, calling attention
to the improvements that had been
achieved in various departments ;the
fire brigade was a well .equipped fire,
fighting contingent that would compare favorably with,any of its* kind
in the country; sidewalks and other
needed matters had been attended to
and he also called the attention of his
hearers to the agreement that was
made, by the C. P. R. regarding the
removal of , the old-time cause for
grumbling, the , rock bluff between
Coleman and the suburb to the west,
greatly incommoding the residents
and business interests of all concerned, Other items of public importance, the water system, etc., were
dealt ■ with.,
David Hyslop, candidate for the
mayorality in opposition to the
previous speaker, upon rising to his
feet, told the audience that the remarks made by his opponent regarding improvements in'the main voiced
his sentiments. He made reference
to the existence, in the late council
of a' clique whose efforts to have a
council suited to their tastes elected
by acclamation had been frustrated
a very healthy opposition to* such a
scheme* (somebody here.made a remark that was ontirely uncalled for),
He added that, he could not see
wherein1 Mr. Cameron possessed any
belter qualifications for the office
than he, inasmuch as in both their
cases (Mr.-Cameron is a watchmaker)
thoy would have to call to their aid,
whichever was tho people's choice, of
those duly qualified to perform the
different classes of work required' by
a city.
T. 13. Brandon, candidate fon councillor, in the course of his observations called attention lo.tho urgent
need of improvements in both the
park and the cemetery, and also
mnny of the walks nround the town
could bo put- in such a condition as
would bo creditable to tho comniunlt;-/.
, Thp , noxt speaker, Robort Holmes,
was greeted with loud applnuso.when
ho commenced to spenk. Ho dwelt
al somo, .length, nnd with decided
emphasis*, upon tho several questions
under, discussion, lhe wntor system,
Iho rock bluff obstruction and tho
Bowe-rngo. Ho was quito frequently
npplnudod showing conclusively (lint
ho wor voicing tlio sentiments of
mnny of his listonors, Tn conclusion
ho snid that. If elected ho would- do
everything In IiIb power to furl hor
tlio best intoreBts of tho munlclpiillly,
Alex Morrison briefly stntod Mint
ho could only say that ho too would
uro his best endonvors in tho (Ur-
chnrgo of his duly If he hnd tho good
fori uno to bo elected.
Henry Jnmes snld that iib ii mombor of a progressive pnrty ho bolleved in mnklng ovory posslblo progress by looking nftor tho Intorosts
of ovorybody and not. nioroly flolflsh-
ly considering "Dm requirements or
demands of n clique.. A Blight diversion took plnco nt this time, hut tho
iiiliili-provokltig Individual was i-scorl-
od outsldo, but, ho-nobbed soionoly in
n littlo Inter, having onlorod by nnotlior door.
J. O. C, McDonnld flnld tlmt. lio
could lionrtily ondorso much thnl Iuul
been wild, but tlmt ho wns not going
lo mnlfo nny lioitsls of wlml ho would
do if elected, but would lonvo tlin null ro ninllnr In tlm linnds of tlio otncl-
ors nnd th"ii when ho Iuul finished
his term nf offlco tlioy would luivo n
honor opporliinlly of snylng whnt they
though! of him.
II, ('lurk told IiIh nudl'-uce tlmt,
"Yon nil know nie, I know nil ynu,
hut If (.loctcil you will know' ino still
T,   Sti.'flO   I-Wllll    llllll       till'      |lll-.ll'llb
RP'iilo'i'H hnd loft hln'i nothing to lulk
nbout thnt wiih i'ihhIi, nud ko lie would
content lilniKi'lf with miylug tlmt ho
hollovi'd In pr-nniil hIiiikIh nml following thin ho gave tho following iioctlc
ruitbiirHl which Ih copyrightr*d nnd,
llioroforo nil rights nro n.nerved:
Michel, Sept. 20, 1910.
Any member desiring to leave the
mine where his local is located shall
immediately niake application to the
secretary of the, local for a transfer
card. Sec. 4, Art. 7, International Constitution, *U. M. W. A. This will be
strictly adhered to after the loth of-
October, 1910. •   .    '     -
*-?, Michel Local 2331, U. M. W. A.
When at tlie polls you vote be sure
and not be caught
By the' clique,
These few remarks brought uproar-
ous applause, Tho meeting then
closed with a hearty vote to the
On Wednesday the fateful day arrived and until 3 o'clock tlie voting
was very slim, but after that "hour
.tho men coming off shift made a perceptible difference and when the poll
was counted it displayed the following, figures:
Alex  Cameron,   elected  179
Hyslop    ■...;     51
S. Shone, elected    1G7
J. O. C. McDonald, elected   165
R. Holmes, elected !"  151
H..Clark, elected ..*  135
A.  Morrison, elected ,..."..°..:...'. 110
H. James, elected :     89
T. Brandon     -?i
W.  Evans   ■ ;......    77
T. Steele .* - ".* • T2
W. Vourie '. _..    45
After the declaration of the polling
the several candidates expressed their
thanks and hoped that future events
would prove their worthiness.
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♦ 0        'MICHEL. . ♦
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Mr. Murray and family have moved
to Hosmer at' which place he has secured the position of hampman for
tlie coal company there. His- valuable i help will be missed by the coal
companyhere, as he _w_asL_an. expert
in the cleaning'and testing of lamps.
Work has been commenced on the
new hospital which is to be an up-to-
date and modern one. The completion of this is looked forward to as
the present one is inadequate to meet
the requirements of a. camp of this
On No. 8, South.
We, the undersigned, have examined
all working places and found same, as
here stated:
Fla-nk  bore   holes  15  feet,  Center
bore holes, 14 feet.
■All other parts    In    safe and good
Dated JStli of August, 1910.   Time, 1
to 2 p. m.
■ No.  3   Mine.
We, ihe undersigned, have examined
all    working   places,    old    workings,
main intakes and return airways, and
found tliem as herein stated:
Gaso in  Slant  No.  0  East,  No.  2
slope.     • '
Xo. 2 slope drowned out.
Slight cap in No. 0 room West, of
No. 2 slope. '.
Crosscut   off  No.    G    room  West,
fenced off marked "Danger."
No.  4  room AVost, of .No, 2 slope,
fenced off.
Top road No. 3 West ,No. 2 slope
fenced off.
Gas   in. Crosscut  off  No.   2   West|
No. '2 slo*..-..
Cave In airway between No. _■ and
No. 2 East, No. 3 slopo.
Gas in No. 3 room East, of No, 3
Gas in Crosscut West Side of No. 3
No.  3  room West, of No; 3 slope,
fenoed off.      ,
Slight cap hi Dip Level Main West
Brattice, over 12 feet back from face.
Caves in Main West.
Main West Level fenced off past No.
4. incline. "
.Return airway on West side of No.
3 bad condition and not safe
to travel through. New return airway a long distance from being finished.
.Ventilation, 21,600 cubic feet per
Barometer, 25.90.
Thermometer, 78, "   '   . -
.   .   V. FRODSHAN.
Dated 19th of August,' 1910.. Time 7
to 12 noon.
No. 8 Mine.
Districts 17, Chutes-19 and 27, Jigs
3 and 7, inclines..
We, the undersigned, have examined
all working places, old workings as
far as possible, main intakes and return airways, and found same as here
Timbering, good.
Ventilation good. 17 Chute. 18,360
cubic feet per minute; 3 and 7 inclines', 23,000 cubic feet per minute.
Barometer, 25.70.
Gas in No. 4 room. East Level, 19
Jig, 17 Chute.
•   Gas in No. 7, room 7, Incline East
Gas in No. J.I, room 7, Incline. East
Brattice over four yards bnck'-'fro'm
Six incline fenced off. Also 'the old
Tho return airway from 17 ClmU-*.
to Main Return not safe to travel
No. 12, Room 5*1 Jig, West Level,
injners placed";) shot holes on solid.
Fireboss refuses to firo them.
Dated   17th   of  August,   J910.    Time,
from 7 to 1 p. m.
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Mr. B, J. Beach, who was formerly
in business here, arrived back from
the old country last ■ week". Mr.
Beach has accepted, a position with
the Trites-Wood company at Fernie.
A grand concert was given here on
Tuesday in.honor of Mr. and Mrs'. J.
B. Verdun, who will be leaving this
camp shortly. Mr. Verdun was master mechanic for the West' Canadian
The   chair   was  occupied  by  Mr.   It.
Levitt.   The program" was as follows:
The Methodist Church Quartet."
Mr. Isaac'Hutton,, song, "Come to
Me in Canada."
Master J. Christie, song, "Alice
Where Art .Thou."
Miss Kelly, recitation,. "At the
Mr. George Hutton, song.
Mr. W. Foster, song, ' "Silver
Threads"; encore, "Love Me and the
World  Is Mine."'
Mr. Dave Hutton, song "Tho Lass
That Loved a Sailor."
Master Eriit-si and Miss Nora
Mitchell, piano duel, "Royal Guards."
At this point Mr. Robinson Murray
made  the presentation "'and  read the
To Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Verdun.
Dear   Friends:
It i.s with feelings of deep. regret
that wo lenrn of your intended departure from our midst, aiid wo feel
ihat wy cannot let this opportunity
pnss without/'showing our appreciation  of' your many good qualities.
We therefore hope that you will
accept ihese presents as a small
token of our esteem iuid sincerely
trust that you will live long to enjoy them, knowing you as we do we
feel that tbe greatest thing we can
wish you is, that you may be rewarded  according  to  your  merits.
We are, dear friends,
Mr. Vc-rdon made suitable reply.
It's up to you. We are here to save
you money in furniture and stoves.
The Trites-Wood Co.
..Don't forget the spot to buy furniture and house furnishings is at the
Trites-Wood Company, Limited.  ■
The.hunters are how beginning, to
show, proofs of - their markmanship.
Wednesday Pat Terrian brought into
two a' fine ■ six-point- buck which
weighed close onto 300 pounds. Monday James Davy, shot a large doe
which dressed 250 pounds. ■■ The snow
is driving, the game lower down and
good hunting should be had from' now
There are quite a lot pulling o'iil
of the' camp these days, John Lewis
and his brother, Thomas, loft for the
coast, whero they have promise of,
steady work: John's services as band-'
mnster will ho greatly missed by the
Michel band nnd great credit.Is duo
him for the wny in which he mnde
the band wlml it is, His gonial way
will bo greatly missed by,, the members nnd the inhabitants bf this.cninp,
Monday night Sam Athorton and. nn
Italian were fined $10 ench nnd costs
by His Honor J, P, Bui-Ion for breaking* special rulo 63 of tho Conl
Minos Regulation act by Inking, a
vide'in a mtoio enr. ' Almost ns. ex-
pensive ns nn automobile ride.
The fnrowell dnnco given In honor
of Uio Misses Davis, who leave* for
Vnncouvor-Mondny, wna ono of thoso
rare'.events nnd u vory jolly nnd
sociable timo wns spent by nil,
Supper wna served during tlio night
and dancing kept, till 1 n. m. Tho
MIrror Davis lenvo mnny frionds
wbo wIhIi them a safe jotirncjMind a
plerisanl sojourn on tho const.
Andy Hamilton. Jr.;' loft for Wyoming, U. S. A., liiRt Mondny, Andy* bu-
llevoB In working stonily or not nf
It is reported tlio Island is going
to lio thrown open for snlo. Anyono
wishing .n float able lot should mnko
nnqulricH at onco for pnrllctilnrs.
President Powell nnd A. J, Cnvto'r
woro In town Inking up tlio ngroo.
mont drnwn up by tho Hcnlo commit-
too on the Ho-ciilh-d No, S Soulh hoiiiu,
but im Iho Inspector of initios hnd
stopped Hliontlug In liml Hcnm lho
iigrooiiioiit bocunio null nnd void iih
ll only covered blitHtIng coul...
No, D Mino  Districts  Enst and West
Wo, lhe- uiKli.'rHlgnod, lmvo exiiinlncil
nil working plnceH, old worlclngH, In.
tul;-.  und  roliii'ii  iiIi-wii,vr, nnd  found ;
1h-in im horo muted: ' ;
Vout lint Ion, _|ii,(.(ii) cubic foci, por;
iiilntito. ]
Tliiilii-iiiig, gonil,  cxci'pi   tlioHii   rn. i
jpOltl'il, j
I RcmnrkB. I
I     Xix.   '.',   Win.!   I_-.\'i'l,   fi'tU'M   off. ;
Nn,  ii  WonI' Dip  L-'Vi-l,  I'.UH-nil  off.!
About oiip-luilf pi-r icnt inivi-lliig;
in tlin return airway. j
Tho iiinln ivliirn airway on wnsi ;
Hide in Imd uniilltioii: nor finff to'
tnivol llirough.
Gut* No. !i, Room  I, went level,
No.   I   Went   level,  foiucil  off,
.,i,iiii     I,,'.Hi    -.(.'.I'-,    UJH.
.' No. 4  Mine.
We, the undersigned, have examined all working places, old workings,
intakes and return airways as far as
accessible and found them as herein
Main slope fenced off below pump.
No. 1 West, No. 2 West, No. 2 East,
No.- 3 East, all fenced off owing to
cave in the* main return airway. -
Slight cap in No. 1 room, No. 1
East. _ ,.-
■ Ventilation' 36,000    cubic,   feet per
minute, doors3 open on No. 1 East.
Barometer, "25.90. .
Thermometer, 7S.    <• '
Dated   19th   of  August,   1910. ' Time,
12 to 1:30 p. m.
No. 7 Mine.      .
Wo, the undersigned, liave examined all working places, ,old workings,
main intake and return airways and
found; same -in good condition with
the excd'plion:
Gns in Main -Enst Level. ■■
No.  1  incline fenced off.
Ventilation good, 20,000 cubic feci
per minute,
Hoof nnd .sides good, except'cavo in
No. 2 East Lpvel,, No. 2 incline.
General safety good, but. shortage of
lagging in nil working plnces.
Bnromcter, 25.70.
Thormomotor, 48,
Dated luth of August,    1910,    nt.    3
p. in,
No. 8 Mine, Slope District,
We, the imdorslgjiod, lmvo exnni-
Inod nil working plncos, old workings,
iiinln Intake iuul roLurn airways und
found' llir-ni ns hero stntod: '
Venlllntlon good, 27,360 cubic feet
per mlnulo.
Hoof and hIiI.h good.
Gonornl safety good.
Gnw In"-I, Enst Pnrnllol,
Gns In 3, West  Pnrnllol.
Gave i'n -I, Wost Pnrnllol.
About 2 per cont of gns trnvoling In
Iho lOust rot urn nirwny,
First, hocoikI nnd I hird Enst lovols
fenced off.
..Hliortngo    of    sultnbln tlmbor nnd
lugging In nil working plncos.
Ilnromoior, 25.70,
Thornionir-tor,  IS,
T. J, nARItlES,
Dnlcd   l.'th   of AugiiHt,   1910,    Tlmo,
10:30 n, in. '»
Just Received
A full line* of
VIOLINS,    '.
ACCORDIONS,       , .
GUITARS,   •■     "'
Strings for all  musical  instruments
and  ail   necessary   parts -,     '
Marked at prices that will sure, sell 'em
.When you buy Fruit Liind why not buy direct
from tho Owners tho Ileal Kstntc man's
commission ? - ■
We have 8,000 Acres of the Best Fruit Lands
iri British  Columbia.    Have sold 900
acres in the last 18  months
Why You Should
Buy  From  Us
Wo hnvo 12", 10-nci-cs lots for you to select from, You
cnn suvo from %l"i to $2'* por,acre In cloariug. lnnd If'you,
tnko your tlmo to select, it. us sdmo lots cost a gront donl'
moro to clenr than othors.
Wo  employ  from  r>0  to  CO mon tho your round    lu    our
logging nud sawmill work, iuul clearing  lund.    If you  wnnt  a
position when you cannot work on your Innd you cnn lmvo It
with uh und enrn Koiuo Ready CiihIi.
, If Inton.'sti'd apply to
Canyon City Lumber Co., Limited
! TIuto'h ii hoiiiu! nround town and It'sl    '".    '"
ii,,,, ' ''flvi-ln.
Thoy'«n'y 'the Hoard or Trndo nrnd-      <!,,H ln ,!'* ,,0"ni ''• ,'•t,H,
the rll'l'.Ki,
Wlio? Wlio? by fici'iiimuiloii but. Um
(hancclloiK  In  thoir  chalni?
Why—llio rl'r-u'',
Moving. Picture
R. FAIRCLOUGH, p™4>™ior
Ilut the citixciiH he-mi the sounds nf
Ro  they  put  tliolr howls  toKoth'-r
without r-llipi.**
And thoy liml tlio hnppy thmiftlit they
would  lmvo  n   voto  without   it
Tlini'H not    Rood    iMssliicsfi snld  tlin
Kll|.)it dip in  IS room Mint. ,,
Cim   "«   K.I.*.   f.. ".-I   cti   No.   I,   It-, n
e'lllio, , I
SHHlit enp lu Xo. -' room WokI.       '■
sili-lii cnn tn Vn   *• room   Wcki   nff
Xo. I, Jm-JIne ■'.', IJiiBt l.'icl,
Nn, tl, nioni -'I Kni*,, fi-nccd off.
No, I, room ,l Kino, fenced off,      |
Sit. . room fi-iico-l off. j
Slant li, Hast, (onr-xl off. '■
Hlli'ln cop iu Jt, ll'Mim *-', Knst, uIko
uliRht cap lu .T-iHKfiii off 21 room.
Sllfflif c'U' In  I". Honm *?, Knsf.
Ciih in *_.*:•. HiUt _!, KiiKt.
About  2 per  of jtiih trnvr-HnK ]
Iln   I Iim   vwt-ihiiiK   l>lt»i.*M*.
If you   .un    n    vote  without  n  "\}u'\yXX*, l'}Ti,     .  •«*
Why I>.tvy will   he    mayor and th>'
council will ho hf-unr*"-',
Without a t'lliiu,'
Xow donl lio* Iod n fit my by iho cllr-uo
Thi:*, *lll '.vy to li-'t :,od. vuu **.._.
lhe c|!(|in\
•i'.t f\\bt.
I.hmiii -iim'*.)- on Hum .Side in J.;._j
li.,,i*._ isilk lii aV.i.,.--.',. V'.ilD.   'i'lr-iii-, ,
a, rn, to 12, Noon.
The Best Pictures Being Shown in Fernie
Prices 10 and 15 Cents {-**.■
Mines Inspectors' Reports
Southern  District.
'   190S.
„ 55,012
Synopsis of Statistics: —
Number' of Mines	
Total Number of Employes  	
Persons Employed Below-ground	
Persons Employed Above-ground	
Number of Females Employed  	
mineral Produced in Tons	
Coal  Produced  in Tons    '...'. 	
Mineral-.Output in Tons per Person Below-ground .
.Mineral Output Per Person Below and Above-ground
Coal-Cutters in   Use    .' •	
Coal-Cutlers driven  by  Electricity '.	
Coal-Cutters driven' by   Compressed Air   	
Tons  Machine-Cut  Coal   (Electricity) — .'	
Tons  Machine-Cut  Coal   (Compressed Air)   	
Total Machine-Cut Coal in Tons .-	
' Persons Killed    ■	
Persons  Injured.  .Reported  to  Inspector  (a)   	
Persons Disabled  more lhan 7 days (b)   	
Death-rate  per   1,000  Employes	
Persons Injured by Explosion of Fire-damp
or   Coal-dust*    .-•••;. *	
* Persons   Injured  by  Falls  of  Ground*   	
Persons   Injured   by   Shaft  Accidents*   	
Persons Injured by Miscellaneous Under-ground
Accident*    '. • v	
Persons Injured on Surface*	
Persons  Injured "by  Haulage  Under-ground*  	
Persons Injured on Railways, Sidings, or Tramways
* Included in totals given in (a) and (b). Added to table to'show
cause of accident. No distinction is made In the annual reports, and it is
therefore possible tbat some of the accidents in (a) are also included
in (b).
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A greater number of fatal accidents
occurred in the six months under the
C. M. R. Act, 190S (S Hours Act),
than in the first six months of the
year before the act came into operation, while at least there will be two
to be added to the second half of the
year, through death after the list has
been closed. Six of the fatal accidents included In the statistics for
this year occurred in 1S08; the poor,
fellows having lingered on after last
year's list was closed, the deaths
having been included in this year's
figures. This is an exceptionally
large number to carry forward, and if
we allow three as the probable average number to be carried over from
this year to next it would leave the
numbers for the year 76 fatal accidents and 79 deaths which, of course,
- would work out more favorably for
this year, although It would 'render
last year worse. Hence* it ■■..•ill be
clear that in making comparisons it
is necessary to do so in decades in
* order to arrive at' a fair resuijt.
Accidents   from   Explosions   of   Fire-
Damp and Coal Dust.
est injury during the year from .an
explosion of fire-damp or coal dust in
the district. This is an exceedingly
, gratifying result and creates a record. Notwithstanding this experience
the liability to explosions in tho future continues, through the use of
naked light in three or four collieries
in* which' fire-damp is from time to
time met with, in small quantities no
doubt but sufficient, if ignited, to
cause serious if not fatal injuries.
The quantity of fire-dnmp given off
is only sufficient to charge the return air current with a low percentage such as does not in itself indicate any likelihood of a great explosion
at theso collieries. Mr. Martin thinks
that as mntterB stand nt present, the
men also not favoring them, the question of the introduction of safety
lamps genernlly throughout these
workings must remain with tlio own-
orB and mnnngers, together with the
workmen who, knowing exactly tlio
conditions, accept the responsibility.
Mr. Martin has little doubt thnt If
it wore not for tho demand of Increased wngos for working with lamps
tho owners could easily bo got to
ndopt. them, and accept the cost of
finding tho lamps, keeping them in
repair, cleaning nnd oiling them,
which thoy hnve to do undor tho act,
In ordor to provide the extra safety
for their men nnd to meet public
opinion but when, In addition to thin
oxpenso, 7Vi por cont Increuse in
wanes Ir domnndod, bringing thn cost
up to 10 per cont,, it no doubt becomes a matter for consideration,
OHpoclnlly nt collieries obtaining
prices for their coal which do not
leavo a margin of profit to play
with, at tho end of tho yonr, euch
an Ih the caRO nt somo. These nre,
howovor, subsidiary questions if It
could bo Hhown that thoro Ih not
mnroly a risk hut actually sufflclont
danger to render their use Imperative
Tho personal opinion of Mr. Mnrtln is
that, In hoiiiu of tho nonius nt least,
It would ho a doslrnblo precaution
to adopt, although othors may con
sider it an unnecessary one.
An increased number of accidents
and deaths occurred at the working
face. They are very excessive, but,
notwithstanding that close supervision on the part of the officials and
strict enforcement of punishment
where proper precaution is found to
have been omitted tends to their reduction, these accidents rest very
largely, with the men themselves.
Some; of the accidents would have
heen avoided by the use of "ringers
and chains" or Sylvester's prop drawer which is a very suitable and convenient arrangement. Some such appliance is required by the special
rules' to be provided, but they are
hardly as liberally distributed as they
might be, so_that although in a district there may be one or two, the
temptation is very great to knock out
a post with a hammer instead of
hunting for the Sylvester or -other
such appliance. Managers" will do'
well to see to this matter.
The number of fatal accidents recorded for the year is 79 with 82
deaths, which, although two less accidents and 11 less deaths than in the
Martin points out that six of these
accidents with six deaths are carried
into this year's list from accidents
which occurred in the previous year,
so that correctly speaking the year
so, far should only be ■ credited, with
73 accidents and 76 deaths, but as
some ofthe accidents bf this year are
likely to terminate fatally, probably
76 accidents and 79 deaths might be
considered the number to be charged
against the year, numbers which are
still, far too high. Here again, he
thinks, if the cases are gono into
separately1'and carefully, It will be
found that he has included several—
probably five at, any rate—cases which
aro more or less doubtful ub to whether they should be dealt with as cases
undor the mines act, and which but
for the Compensation act would not
have been heard of. H-e has declined
to include sovoral in which lt was
attempted to be shown thnt death
was tho result of accidents met with
In mines, and which the coroner's
juries havo returned as such. In ono
caso the coroner charged the jury
strongly that from the evidence beforo them, Including two doctors, It
seemed clenr that they could not possibly form an opinion, and thnt It was
not necessary for thom to do so, Inasmuch ns tlio medical evidence was
diametrically opposed on technical
ground*., whicli ho himself was not
capable of deciding upon, but, to his
grent surprise, after considering tho
mattor In private, thoy returnod a vordlct that "Death was duo to tho alleged accident In tho course of his
omploymont," and. notwithstanding the
coroner'B strong protest, t|ioy stuck to
Anothor Instance, in wliich lt wan
triod to bo shown that death was
connected with an nccldont, was a
caso In which n death from nonu
monla wns nllognd to havo been con
nectod with tho breaking ot the man's
leg six years bofor**-. Mr. Martin did
not consider It nocoBRary to nttond
tho ItH'iK'Ht, nn death having occurred beyond a year aiid a day aftor
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the accident, it would not in any
case, in accordance with practice, be
recorded in his list of deaths from
accident, and the* coroner informed
him that 'the doctor stated that
•'probably the accident had had the
effect ' bf lowering his vitality and
consequent power of resisting the attack of pneumonia." This, however,
was not accepted ,by the.- coroner's
Mr. ■ Martin', mentions these cases
merely to show that since' the Compensation Act the number of deaths
recorded cannot be compared with former figures, as they are not upon
the same1 basis, and also to show
how necessary it is .for an inspector
to watcli each case and use careful
judgment in deciding whether they
are proper eases- to place,, against
mining;-which* hns dangers enough to
contend with without having more
than belongs to it appended.
The  inspector would  suggest  that
any   person   criticizing    tho    results
should examine each accident record:
ed, and judge- each for himself;   he
will,  Mr.  Martin    thinks,    find that
they may be classified under various
heading-;.   'Pure accidents, where no
blame is attributable'to the deceased
or those above him; accidents through
errors of judgment on the man's own
part,  and which might    have    been
avoided,* but'in which no blame could
be attributed to any of the parties
concerned;   accidents through errors
of others; "accidents   through   incurring temporary  risk, such as delaying timber setting;  accidents' due to
pure neglect and recklessness in regard    to    securing places;  accidents
due to  recklessness  in  other ways;
and accidents due to neglect or carelessness  on  the  part of  others,  including officials.    Mr.    Martin  does
not consider that many of the latter
occur, although they - may * frequently
be blameable for not reporting cases
of neglect or contravention of rules,
with a view to punishment and the
maintenance of proper discipline and
safety "for themselves and others.
Treatment of Horses.
Mr. Martin had the question of the
treatment    of    underground    horses
brought before the Colliery Officials'
association of Monmouthshire for discussion  in consequence of hysterical
allegations made in reference to the
subject,  and    in    case  this "district
should in any way have ,been referred to or included, as it appeared to
be   in   some_JournaIs.    The   officials
repudiated" the allegations and .main-
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for and in good "condition, and the
inspector chn confirm this generally
in the district. He ° thinks on the
whole they" will compare favorably
with those on the surface. He, of
course, does not mean tb say that, all
are -equally well cared for, either by
owners .officials, or workmen, to say
so would be' merely to give his case
away. He knows that there is and
has been for many years past a strong
desire on the part pf the branches of
the Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals that their officials
should be allowed to examine the
horses underground on behalf of
their society, and that, as a rule, this
has been refused this results entirely from officious offlclnls of the society .having been allowed to do so
iri tho past and finding some case
which was not altogether satisfactory,
forthwith reporting in hysterical
terms and taking proceedings against
the manager or owner. If prevention
and not officious punishment had
been desired' it could have been
much moro effectively attained by
discreetness, and by judiciously calling attention to tho matter, in which
cone further examinations would not
only have boen allowed, but also on-
couraged, ns owners In their own Interests, Irrespective of nny question
of humanity, aro desirous for tho welfare of their horses, Mr. Martin mny
sny that he hns taken, and doeB tako.
n keon Intorost in tho horsos and
ponies underground In his district. Ho
oxnmlnos thom constantly ns ho
mootB thom in tho workings, his ns-
slutnnts do llkowlso nnd report regularly on thoir condition to blm, nnd
If nny Indications of cruelty or want
of caro aro found tho ownor Is communicated with and tho mattor receives attention, Cases,, of cruelty
and oven of gross cruelty have occurrod, do occur, nnd will contlnuo to
occur In'the treatment of Hiobo nnd
other nnlmnls underground nn woll
ns nbovo ground, but roforonco to tho
list of prosoeutlons will Bhow that
mnnngers tnko stops for tho punish-
mont of offondorH.
Mr. Mnrtln lind obtnlnod permission
from vnrloiiH innnriKorR for tho so-
ci.y's officlnlH to go underground
and oxnmlno tho liorHoa nt, tho ro-
quoBt of tlio brtinclion, nnd hn cnn only
Hity thnt lio considers tlio owners wlio
do enro for their howcR nnd do nil
thnt. cnn reasonably bo dono on tlioir
helinlf Hhould wolromo audi oxnmlnn-
Hon, Of courBo whoro tho condition!-
nro nthf-rwlsn, ono rnn undorstniid re-
fiifliil, but tho ItiHpoctor boob no ronBon
WhV    tho    fnrillllr    I'.lrMll..     n.|r,v,n_t     lii;
Intlor In tlwlr policy, tho far* nf nl-
lowing iim (.xaminntlon must hnvo a
bonoflclnl offoct, but iho soi'loty mum
«'<> thnt »h<i privilege is used wisely
nnd tlio conditions considered mid nl-
lowed for In n proper niul reasonable
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must be exorcised in order to obtnln
(lie full benefit of tho prlvllogo, Mr.
Martin's oxporlcnco bIiowb hlm thnt
those who Hiipport the socloty by Hub-
Hcrlptlonn nnd those who nre enthusiasts on tho subject feel much moro
M.itlHflert hy n report from Dwlr own
offlclid** thnu by his, nnd ho Ib In
fnvrtr of their linvlm. toll NnflNfnrtlnn
In this mnnnc-r rather thnn by legislation. He lookn nt tho question In
the Int-m-MR of tho animals nnd no
Ii'bb ao of tlio owners, ab the welfare
of lho former Ib In nccordnnco with
tlie jitrsotjfil hJkJi. he takes It. of lln*-
Inttor, from n humane aa well nn an
Intrinsic point of view. - „
By   Robert   Hunter. '
How ..hard it is, dear comrades at
home, to give you, an idea. of this
thing that now' lies before my eyes.
If I told you a beautiful dream it*
could not seem to you more strange."
If I told you a story of fairy' land
it could not be to you more wonder*-
I have attended gatherings in many
parts of .the world held*.to advance
many good causes, but no gathering
anywhere that can compare with this.
Here.are men met from every land,
Germans, Frenchmen, Austrians, Italians, Russians,* Australians, Chinese
and, Japanese. ,
Hei*e are men of a strange power.
Men of a wonderful fascination, men
that have suffered and been persecuted for a great cause.
Here are men who have fought on
the barricades—men wlio have -led
great strikes—men . who are leaders
of men in mills! mines and factories
in every corner of the globe.
A fpw-of the greatest orators in
Europe sit in this assembly. A few
of the most skilled debaters sit in
this assembly.
And there are other quiet, powerful men who'lead the greatest movements of modern times, and yet who
would falter like ;i child were they
forced to speak.
Here are .men of every nation, of
every creed, of every race—men tliat
in the age just passed might, have
sought glory in trying to murder,each
other in bloody warfare.
The swarthy Italian, the blonde
Swede, the dark, wiry, little Frenchman,- the big, lumbering Russian; the
quick,. cat-like Chinaman, the slow
phlegmatic German, the stolid, practical Englishman, the passionate,
idealistic Pole—and' all are. here
bound together in the common cause.
There are men', here whose name's
are known in all the universities of
Europe and men here who have
never been .within the walls of a
There are here men whose names
are famous because,of their work in
literature, art and science, and there
are here rough men, like "our own
Lincoln, who have fought., their way
up from direst poverty.
There are here hundreds who lead
the unions; hundreds who represent
the workers in parliament; hundreds
who sit iri municipal councils, fighting day after day the battle of the
And these men here,* whether well
or little«known, are the representatives of 50,000,000 souls. ,
This congress means something.
Its " delegates *, represent something.
They are not a half-thousand men
gathered together without power, influence or meaning. ** ,**
They are a half-thousand that voice
the aspirations of a new world-power.
The Germans' here__repr_esent-the.
L.zard Local General Teamster's No.
141. Meets every Friday night at
8 p. m. .Miners' union hall. J.
Jackson,, President;    E.   Marsham,
* Recording Secretary.
Bartenders' Local No. 514: Meets 2nd
■ and 4th Sundays at 2.30 p.m. Secretary J. A. Goupill, Waldorf Hotel.
Office: Johnson-Faulkner Block.
Hours 9-12; 1-6; Phono 72
B. C.
Gladstone Local No. 2314 U. M. W. A.
Meets 2nd and -1th- Saturday Miners
Union hall.    I). Rees, Se.""..
Office Henderson Block, Fernie B.C.
Hours 9 to 1; 2 to 5; 6 to 8.
Residence 21 Viotoria Ave.
Typographical Union No. 555' Meets
last Saturday in each month at the
" Ledger Office. A. J, Buckley, Secretary.      ■■ '    '
Local*Fernie No, 17 S. P. of C. Meets
in Miners Union Hall every Sunday
at 7.45 p.m. Everybody welcome. D.
Paton, Secretary-Treasurer.
Amalgamated Society Carpenters and
Joiners:—Meet in Miners Hall every
alternate Thursday at 8 o'clock. A,
Ward, secretary. P. O. 307.
W. R. Ross K. C. W. S. Lane
Barristers and Solicitors
Fernie, B. C.
L. P. Eckstein
D. E. McTaggart
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and
Joiners.—Local 1220. D. J. Evans,
President; F. H. Shaw,' Secretary.
Cox Street
Fernie B. C.
F. C. Lawe
Alex. I. Fisher
A. McDougall, Mgr
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great mass .of the workers of Germany.
The Frenchmen here represent the
great mass of the workers of France.
The Englishmen here, represent the
great mass of the workers of Britain.
The Hague congress represents the
whim and caprice of kings and cabinets. This congress represents the
convictions of the millions.
To me this great assembly of men
of all lands-is the most significant
fact in the modern world..
I have no pen to tell what It means
to me, and indeed no brain to grasp
the full purport of Its meaning in the
world's history.
Yet I know it is one of the first
steps of labor toward Its world-wide
emancipation; it is the beginning of
a movement that cnn only be likened
to the rise of Chrlstinnity.
And I know it Is a movement thnt
tho kings, the oppressors and tho masters know not how to combat. They
cannot refute its philosophy, deny its
Indictment, supplant Its hope.'
Its germs nre In tho households of
princes nnd, its spirit Is a contagion
among tho poor.
And horo its representatives meet
to mnko decisions thnt aro tho decisions of thoso soon to control the
A gront. mnn inspires fear nnd wonder,' A gront brnln is mnrvelous to
contomplnte. A physical or Intellectual glnnt is over one of tho Bovon
wonders of tho world; but this is
moro wonderful thnn Marx or Hercules or Nnpoleon.
I hesitate to sny how gront It
sooms to mc.
It Is a class that bas become a
giant, a world movement thnt begins
to rulo, Aftor tho'struggloB of centuries the working olnBB hns nt Inst
become a man, possessed, shall I say,
of tho strength of Horculos, tho brain
of Marx, tho ambition of Nnpoleon
nnd tho heart of Lincoln,
climax is marred by a false sentimentality, which is none the less
sentimentality for*■ being sensual.
"Did you ever see the lives or the
swift deaths of the- mysterious people treated descriptively?
"You may '-be walking' in the ap-,
palling outskirts, miles from* town
halls ..and free libraries, but miles
also from" flowers, and' you may see
a whole procession of these silent
men, encrusted with carbon and perspiration, a perfect pilgrimage' of
them, winding its way over,,a down
where the sparse grass is sooty and
the trees withered. And then you
feel that you yourself are the exotic
stranger - those regions. But the
procession - absolutely ignores you.
You might not exist. It goes'on, ab-
_Sorbed7 ruthless, and sinister. Your
feeling is that if you got into its
path it would tramp right over you.
Arid *it passes out of sight.
"Of the mining villages little Is
known. And herein is probably a
reason why the mysterious people'remain so mysterious. They live physically separated. A large proportion of
them' never mingle with the general
mass. They are not sufficiently seen
of surface-men to maintain curiosity
concerning them. They keep themselves to themselves, and circurii-
stances so keep them. Only at elections do they seem to impinge , in
powerful silence on - the destinies of
the nation.
 __tj have visited^some of=these^=viK
lages. I have walked over the moors
to them with local preachers, and
heard them challenge God. I have
talked to - doctors and magistrates,
about them, and acquired the certainty, vague and yet vivid, that in
religion, love, work, and dobauch
they are equally violent and splendid.
It needs no insight to perceive that
they live nearer even than sailors
to that central tract of emotion where
life and death meet. But I have never
sympathetically got near them; and
I don't think I ever shall."
Fernie, B. C.
Pioneer Builder and Contractor of
Sympathetic Description of the Life
of the Men Who Work Under-
Arnold nonnott, In tho Dnlly Chron-
Ido, Rponks of miners nB "Tho
Mysterious People,"
"According to Whltnkor," ho snys,
"thoro nro soniothlng undor n million
of miners, actually at work, which
moniiB probably Hint, tho wholo rnco
ntimlini-H something ovor two millions.
Kxxil    er,r,i\\,\r\rr   ...'nr*,,..-!', -tin  or\t< X'n.n*,'*
nnythlnt? nbout thom. Tho household-
or i« Interested only In tho othor In-
Biguifli-nnt part of tho prlco of conl.
And this is odd, for the majority of
lioiifir-holdcrH nro cortnlnly not monnt orn nf HnlflHh mul mlRorly Indlffor-
r   »< * if f _ I I
'< •"- 'J     \..~      I*',*..*,**!.      V**.S,>-lJ*i •>»■*> tvW-M*.
"liven nrtlstf. hnvo remained un-
Htlrrod by tlm provocntlvo mystery of
thiB Hiibtorrntiomi rnco, which por-
Hpli-ps with a pick, not only bononth
our cellnrB, hut fnr beneath tho cnvoB
of tin- non. Ifnolf. \ workln*? miner,
Joseph flklpRoy, hnd to wrlto tho ono
verno iibfint this rnor, which hns lind
vlpor enough to Ktrugfilo into the nn-
UioIokIi-s. Tho only novel handling In
Dw {.rand manner of thl« tremendous
and hli-nrro ihemo Ih Emll* Zola'*
•flfrmlnal.' And, though It Is a flno
iioit'j. iiiough It Is lioneBt and really
fmpr.-dvi'. there arc ntuillowtt fn Otc
mlfihty Kin-nm of itt narrative, and JU
, Evidences multiply dny by dny to
provo that tho real reason for the
scarcity of labor on the Grand Trunk
Pacific is not attributable to tho labor
market but to the methods of the
compnny nnd its contractors.
Scarcely a day goes by in Edmonton but some cuso or other finds its
way to the minor courts.. Collections
of wngos nro frequently mado with
tho assistance of a magistrate, and
tho records of tho mountod polico
for tho past few months show that
"jumping" Is not by moans a rarity
on tho grade, but a dally occurrence,
with its accompaniment of prosecutions for broach of contract,
It Is impossible to believe that
whoro a wholo gang of men rofuBo
to go to work tho fault can bo altogether on tho side of tlio mon, and
it Ir Rcnrcoly croditablo that if mon
hnd omploymont with ronsonablo conditions thoy would start for no othor
cnuso tbnn a doBlro to bo Bomowhoro
ols. to trnmp a couple of hundred
miles in ordor to get uway from tho
It Ia nlso worthy of noto thnt tho
system of paying tho mon with labor
receipts which aro not a nogotiablo
chock and can only bo roalizod on at'
faco aftor tho holder has proBontod
thom in Edmonton nnd wnltod for n
rottirn from Wlnnlppg, leavoB room
for a Bystom of discounting which Ib
littlo short of potlt larcony,
Tnkon nil In all tho wholo thing
smacks suspiciously of pc-onngo nnd
thu shnnghnl systom, nnd it Ib not, nt.
nil BtirprlBlng thnt tlio worlc In tho
woRt Is not. going nhond ns rapidly as
EdmontoniiuiB would liko to soo It.
Entirely ubIiIo from tho humnn In-
foroflt fonttircB of tho onBC, thoso clr-
ctiinntnnccB Bhould bo of Immodlnto
Intorost to tho business mon of Edmonton, because of   tho   fact that
overy dny lont (n  tlio. (irn.n.runM-1-".  nf
tho road Into tho mountalnn moans
just, that much dolay in tho tlmo
when Edmonton Hhould ronllzo tho
prosperity which the opening up of
tho mountain territory to tho trado
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Deja plusieurs camarades beiges ct
francais, la plupart assistant pour la
premiere fois, a un congr&j international, ont dit leur satisfaction ot
certains leur admiration pour ces
reunions plelnes de difficulty pratiques, parceque composees d'61<.ments
si diffe>ents des pays participants.
Tons ont trbuy6 neiinmolns lo caractere 61eve debats en memo temps
que se deraiulant avec une m<_tliodo
librement acceptee par tous, aujourd-
hul deja vleille de vingt ans, ijvitunt,
quelque soit l'arldlte de la question
d-Sbattue, des questions posies, des
renseignements solllcltgs . par n'ltn-
porte quel delggue" de l'une ou rnutro
11311008111(5 representee au congreV,
■Svltant, disons-nous, tout Incident
pouvant falre devler le debat cn ce malgre- la dlverslte dos
Deux nouveaux pays, la Hollande
et* le Danemark avaient envoyd un
d&iSgue' au congr<5s. L'AmSrlque et
l'Autrlche -Jtalent absents, ils seront
sans doute a Londres en 1911 ot II
faut esperer que les mineurs russos
et espagnols feront aussi leur entree
dans la famille unlverselle des mineurs.
Aux falts deja invoques par les
camarades qui ont e"crlt des articles
sur ce congre's, dans le domalne des
questions traite"es, je' n'y ajouteral
rien, ils ont 4tt_ 3uffisamment d-5mon-
atratifs. Mais une chose que je veux
surtout souligner parceque je l'ai res-
sentle dans la discussion de plusieurs
questions de l'ordre du jour( par des
d61egu6s des dlfWrenta pays' et pendant plusieurs journSes du congr<§s,
c'est la n-icessite" pour la Federation
Internationale des mineurs, d'affirmer
sa force et sa puissance d'une facon
plus positive, au point" de vue des
batallles a engager dans l'avenir.
Je suis persuade que* tous les amis
qui, depuis 15 a 20 ans, bnt sulvi ces
assises, auront comme moi ressentl
cette fermente et ce besoln de met-
tre en oeuvre, pour un but clatrement
determine, la force d'organlsation de
l'lnternationale des mineurs.'
Le cltoyen' Maroille, dans, son dis-
cours de bienvenue, I'a affirme aux
applaudissements des nombreux delegues. *        . "
Je Pal dit de nouveau "le lende-
maln a propos de la nationalisation
des mines et ,les camarades francals
ont appuye dans levmeme sens.
C'est, Cordler, delegue" francais qui,
de la palx Internationale, squl-affirme
solennellement aux applaudissements
urianlmes du congres, les moyens d'-
empecher les guerres,1 en recoura.nt a
la greve generale Internationale, si
elle devenalt necessalre.
,C'est encore au banquet offert par
la Federation des mineurs Beiges, que
Smill^ president des mineurs Ecos-
sals et Scliroeder, le veteran des mineurs allemands, dont les* ann'ees de
prison pour la cause ne se compteht
plus, quirepetent a leur tour cette
ndcesslte d'accentuation des revendi-
catlons Internationales. ■
Pour tous ceiix' qui ont v6cu tous
los congres internatlonaux anterleurs,
tous dolvent avoir romarque affirmation caracteristique rovenant comme
uno actuallte dans ies questions les
plus et par los orateurs des
divers pays y participant.
Quand pourra-t-il   se   produlro une
greve Internationale des mlnours?
. A propos de quelle quostion so pro-
Sera-co pour lo minimum do salalre,
la nationalisation dea mines, la relo-
mentation do la production ou a
propos d'uno guerre ontro deux pen-
Hies? La chose est tres difficile a
Mnls.ce qui est certain, ce qui ost
tlds malntonant envisage comme possible on cas do bosoln ot par tous los
pays y coinpris l'Angleterro, l'Allo-
mugno, la France, In Belgique ot l'Autrlche, c'est l'organlsatlon do la grdvo
gdndrnlo Intornntionalo,
En cos do guorro par oxomplo, ot
depuis doux nns d6Jn, lo comite lntor-
national ost charge de* so rdunlr
d'urgonco ot, s'il ost ndcossairo, do
convoquor nu plus tot, un "congres extraordinaire pour avlsor Immediate-
niont n l'omplol dos moyons los plus
pratiques pour rddulro a I'lmpulflsanco
los dostructours do l'humanlte,
II _io faut pas so falre d'llluslon:
l'organlsatlon d'uno gr<Svo generale In-
tornatlonalo dos mlnourn 'n'ost pas
cIioho tres fncllo; mals lo fait quo
cotto evontuallte ost onvlsngeo commo uno choso parfftltemont realisable
par los nillltnntn Ion moins ombnlldR,
los plus rofldohls ot los pIub on vuo
dans leurs pays respectifs est a coup
sur d'une importance considerable;'
11 en est d'ailleurs si bien ainsi( qu'au
congres international de Copenhague,
Keir-Hardle en a fait etat dans son
dlscours , en faveur de la palx mon-
dlale. .
L'organlsatlon par le comite. international d'une enquete sur l'ensemble
do l'organlsatlon syndicale chez Ies
mineurs de tous les pays, est encore
un des moyens pratiques pour preparer ies chances de succes en cas d'un
engagement International des mineurs,
soit contre le patronat cosmopolite, ou
contro lour gouvernement.
II faut done que tous Ies militants
dos syndicats, tous les mineurs beiges
ponsent a ces questions dans l'avenir,
qu'ils ne Pont fait Jusqu'icl; au fur
et a mesure que nous avancons, les
responsabilites grandlssent et il faut
so mettro a la hauteur d'y falre face.
Pour arrlver a ce resultat, 11 y a
Uou de velllor au renforcement de
l'organlsatlon syndicate dans le sens
do plus de stabllite, par la centralisation complete ou en partie, ainsl que
l'ndjoncllou des bases multiples, minimum, resistance, chomage involon-
taire,, defense en cas d'nccldents, du
contrat de travail, Indemnite en cas
de mort, etc. 11 y a lieu d'etablir
aussi une methodo plus ralsonnee avec
une discipline librement acceptee par
tous, en respectant la marche a suivre
indlqueo par la volonte de la loi ma-
joritalre appliqude.
Ce n'est qu'a ce prix que la Federation natlonale des mineurs beiges
comme les federations regionales de
chacun des bassins, so inettront pour
l'avenir, a la hauteur de la tache a
La festa dl, Itallanlta che, dalle
Alpl alia forte terra del vesprl, scuote
ogni anno la ' f ibra ad ogni buono
Italiano facendogli ricordare che anche
egli tiene una patrla. E dal puntl
plu remoti della terra I suoi flgll per
quando da essa dtmcndlcati. II XX.
Settembre rivolgono uno sguardo mat-
erno verso la citta -eterna che fu
vertice dl tante eplche lotte, dal
tempi remoti per sino un quarantennio
addietro. L'ultima della.*- tante lotto
fratricide combattutasi sotto le sue
austere, niura.
II XX. _ Settembre 1870, che segno
la fine dl. due tirannl, e la proclam-
azzione dell'Italla Unlta.  .
Di    qui.    L'artefice "principal©   il
i "chassepot" contra Garibaldi avev-
ano fatto del miracoli; miracoli che
poi pochi giorni dopo non si ripe-
terono a villa Borgese e non che contro i prussianL
Cosi in quel giorno memore per noi
tutti per- la lotta fratricida che fu
combattuta. ,Vittorio Emanuele II per
la breccia di porta.pia entrava trion-
falmente a Roma.
Garibaldi, per non continuaire- nella
lotta fratricida gli dona il regno da
Iiii conquistato un lussioso troliio e
varie milioni in moneta. II trono dei
Borboni (era uno dei lussuosi di Europa
cbe ora una ..parte di esso ne guar-
nisce Pappartemento del principe
Danilo del Montenegro.
Tutto' questo appartenava al con-
quistatore." Ma Iui tutto abbandoua e
muorei'povero. Fuori pero dal regno
Sabaudo. Poco o niente iltaliani da
400 anni fa che dando uno sguardo
al'albero geneologico della casa Savoia
la sul genesi potrebbe rintracciarsi
ancora in qualche Citta dominata
dall'aquila a due becchi.
La stampa attraverso tutta la Dom-
inione unanime " condanna relativa-
mente al assassinio de F. Julien di
Revelstoke ultimamente commesso.
Questo deve essere- generalmeut-.
represso dalla gente dl buen senso,
specialmente' dalla parte nostra in
modo di evitare l'odio del popolo che
generpsamente cl. ospita e di renderli
raggionablemente asistenza alia guis
tlzia per catturare questi brutati as-
sassini in modo di essere severa-
mente puniti e disradicare queste
germe dalla socleta umana che dis-
onorano il buon nome italiano.
La settimana pasata _etti minatoril
impiegato a la mina No. 3 della Cnla
A. R. & I. pagarano una ammenda
per ciaschuno de 2 dollar! e spese per
avere commesso una infrazzione a la
legge delle 8 ore perche lavoravano
plu delle su dette.
I trasgressorl sono tutti *> affiliati
alia locale de Lethbridge.
La semaine derniere sept, mineurs
employes a la mine No.* 3 de la Cie.
A. R. et I. ont, paye chacun une
amende de 2 dollars et des frais pour
avoir commts une Infraction de "La
loi de 8 heures" pulsqu'ils travail-
leront dedans la mine plus que ils
Tous les coupabies' sont affiles du
local de TJ. M. W. A. de Lethbridge.
00  YEARS'
Trade Marks
y DftioNt.
Ar-ront itn-llnj • ikAtttt tnd^'u^Mlqn niy
^HinVlV nn-iFlaltr rmr ntilnlnn ft** -wfinlW »n
glofioso~nome per~noi""tutti—iTaHanf
che infiamma" I .cuori solo nel pro-
nunclarlo come inflammava 1 suoi val-
orosi seguaci alle • piu ardlmentose
battaglle. Giuseppe Garibaldi—Che
bggi dignamentoe i due monti onora.
Que l'uomo di quella grande tempra
che gluro dl fare Pltalla Unlta con il
motto O ROMA! O MORTE! Ln
meta del suo" sogno si avvoro nel
vederla che allui solo ne spetterebbe
il merito. Caudluvato dal grande
filosofo Mazzlnl. Che dentro le or-
ride mura dl una fortezza preparo la
glovane Italia ed elevarla a grande
nazione, Ora con accapo Emanuele
III. chlamandosone RcL'idea del duo
artefici non era come oggl Pltalla si
vede. Qui il suo epilogo cho dopo dl
tante lotte e sangue versn'to per la
liberta, slvldero 11 suo sogno svanlro.
Mazzini la sua. fantastlcn reppubllca
per 17 giorni e 11 non meno fortunate
si dovetto eslliarsl sullo scogllo,
dl Caprera. E contemplare 11 domlnlo
Sabaudo. Eretto dnlla sotta Cavur-
riana. Che quando 11 popolo lo chla-
mava alio porte dl Roma la chiamava
la balus8ada tlrnndo il enppello In
facola al muro, Avondo da poco
cinta la testa dolla corona proc'lninato
Ro d'Italia cho il popolo gli avova
rogaliito'gll nllorl dol campl di Lorn-
bardla lul non peiiBavo acl altro, cloo
la plaga cho mlnacclava 11 mozzo
giorno dolla poninsola da duo tirannl
uno protottore dl brlgantl 6 della
enmorra cho ancora oggl somo vedono
1 vodono I. fruttl. I/nltrci 11 papnto
protottoro 6 sostenltoro dolla torturn
e l'OBourantlsmo. Quosto por 11 dis-
contento dol contl Rossi o Vordl, o
dol Blnncn Mnnn cho la Biorla no
rlcordn I fasti.
Era una balufisada, Quando I baldl
dollii camlcia rossa dopo di nvor conquistato un rogno si trovavano sotto
lo mura dl Roma nllorn moaso 11 ro
rt'Italla alia conquista dolln Cilia
Etornn. Clio 11 giorno XX Sottombro,
1870, rngglunto Gnrlboldl cho a villa
glorl avova Bfldnto 1 fnmoai fuclll
francos! dol 10 mllu soldnti dio la
Francia avova numiliito por protog.
(jero ll Bocolaro InqtilHltoro oioo il
papnto, E olio un ufflclnlo francoHo
abbo vorgognoHamonto a scrivoro cho
Ieryna Sichynska sestra narodnoho
mestnyka ponewolenoho narodu Myro-
slawa pryichala do Kanady w. tij cily
sc. szczob perep'owlsty nam tuju haly-
cku newolu protyw.kotroi Jejpi Brat
MYROSLAW tak bodro borows szczo
nezaluwaw poswlatyty swoho tak
molodoho zytia jak takze bude how-
■oYytrna'Inszrdejaki* temy kotrTbudut
interesni dlia nas robitnykiw poczuty.
* ^ Tomu , koly na waszij miscewosty
bna bude, tak wsi robitnyky Ukraine!,
jak 1 proczt kotri rozumijut rusku
mowu pbwynni jawytys jak najbilszym
czyslom na; jejl mityngy t szczob poczuty ta powytaty, tak nam dorohoho
hostla w Kanadi, a tym samym wely-
kym zlbranlem pokazaty switu szczo
my narid szczo znajem'o ctnyty wolu,
1 tych szczo za nlu kladut zytie swoje.
Tym samym my skrlpymo ducha
swoho z wirow w lcrasszu buducznlst
ta pokazemo hnobytelam prawdy
szczo wze nedaleko ta hodyna szczo
powstano niirod I skyno kajdany new-
oil ta rozwalyt I tl twerdl mury kotri
za kryly wid nas te, szczyre pownoji
Iubowy do narodu horlacze serco
oramai venuta' in odio non solo al
paese che ci ospita ma non che da
ogni buono italiano.
Sarebbe opera . prudente di noi
tutti di cooperare con ia polizzia a
cio che tanti casi non gli sfuggono
dai loro artigli. Come di conseuto
accade in questi paesi dove il detto
in setto a piu campo di azione. Casi
cioe che anche si reggistrano nella
nobile Italia che sempri il nido del-
Pagozovaglia di questi paeoi. In detto
non alludiamo a quella maggioranza
di profequi od onesti iavoratori che
possone veramente chiamarsl modello.
Ed e a questi onesti sostenitore della
falange umana che no! appelliamo. I
tristi effetti di questa societa che si
riperquotono da un emisfero a l'altro.
Per esempio il caso Petrosino ucciso
in,una publicca piazza sotto gli occhi
della polizzia, e forsi sensa trovarne i
A voi, O uoniini, della toga che
quando siete al banco condannate a
strennui peni qualche povero. forse
immeritabile da tanto. Sarebbe pru-
denza in questi casi , fare che la
giustizia adoperi il suo vero potere.
Indendiamo fare dalle colonne della
stampa e se possibile di avere soddis-
facente dettagli. n
At the coroner's inquest held on
the body of Frank Juliani, the Italian
who was so brutally murdered last
week near Revelstoke, but littlo information was elicited from the several witnesses examined that would
lead to the detection of the guilty
Of the two daughters of the deceased, Mrs. F. Shurima alone expressed the opinion' that she would
recognize-the three Calabrians If she
saw them again.' On receiving details of the murder the provincial
police department' sent detectives to
the scene of the tragedy,, but with so
little of aatangible character to work
upon the tracking of these murderers
presents great difficulties.
The theory advanced that It was
the work of the Black Hand Is practically confirmed by a peculiar black
mark across the dead man's face
which Dr. McPherson, when giving
his testimony, stated that the skin
beneath was firm but pitted ln places.
The sight of one of the eyes was
destroyed presumably by - the acid
used in putting the dread mark of
this iniquitous organization.
The Globe has tried during all its
history not to lose sight of the fact
that a newspaper can play - an important part in nation and empire
building. One way in which this has
been effectively practised is by keening trained members of its staff constantly  "on. the wing" in  search of
after the expiration of ihlrtjv .lays
from date I. William Good, -intend to
apply to the Honourable, the Chief
Commissioner of Lands for _i license
to prospect for. eoal and petroleum on
the following- describes lands situate
within Lot 459a, Group l, Kootenay
District: Commencing at a post planted at or near the Southwest corner
of the Joohanna Anderson claim;
thence East 80 chains; thence South
SO chains; thence West SO chains;
tlience North SO chains to the place
of commencement, containing 6.0 acres
more  or less.
Located tho 26th day of September,
WILLIAM  GOOD,   Locator.
Per  James   A.   Good,   Agent.
Witness:    William Pigeon.
within Lot 4593, Group 1, Kootenay
Disirict: Commencing at a post planted at or near the Northeast corner of
the Lucy McDonald , claim; thence
North SO chains; thence West '80
chains; thence South SO chains; thence
East SO chains to the place of commencement, containing 640 acres more
or less.
Located  the  26ih day  of September.
Per James  A.  Good,  Agent.
Witness:    William Pigeon.
after the expiration of thirty days
from this date, I, Richard Gain, "intend
to apply to tho Honourable, the Chief
Commissioner of Lands, for a license
to prospect for coal and petroleum on
the following described land, situate
within ,Lot 4593, Group .1, Kootenay
District: Commencing at a
planted 3 2-3 miles south and one mile
east of the Southeast corner of Lot
S363, Group 1, Kootenay District, and
being 30 chains north of the southeast
corner of the Eva Joss claim, East of
tho Flathead river; thence SO chains
East; thence SO chains Nortli; thence
SO clialns West; thence SO chains
South to. the place of commencement,
containing  640  acres  more  or  lean.
Located  the  26th day  of  September,
Per James A. Good,  Agont.
Witness:    William Pigeon,
after the expiration of* thirty days
from this date I, Susan Good, Intend
to apply to the Honourable, the Chief
Commissioner of Lands, for license to
prospect for coal and petroleum on
the following described land, situate
within Lot 4593, Group 1, Kootenay
District; Commencing at- a post
planted at or near the Southwest corner post of the Richard Gain claim;
thence 80 chains South; thence 80
chains East; thence* 80 chains North;
thonce 80 chains West to the place
of commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less.
Locatod the 2Gth day of September,
SUSAN GOOD, Locator.
Per James A. Good, Agent.
Witness:    William Pigeon.
List of Locals District 18
0. P. rt. TRAIN 8ERVI0B.
Sunday kit * naw tlcnocard went
into effect and below we tlve Ui*
changei tbat afreet thli point:
812—9:30 a. ra. Ixcal, •aiteound,
813—10:00. negular paiMnger watt*
bound. •	
7—1! Ml, Flrer, weetbound,
314-11:10, norolar puienfer,
811—20:31, Local, wMtbound.
8-34:31, Flyor, eattbotrad.
Corrected by District Socrotnry up to AugUM 29,,1910.
Unnkhond F, Whontloy. Dnnkhond Altft,
iiuuvor Ueoi. ,,*\,  AiuUonnuil, iwctvor Croak,  vlu l-int-l-or,
DcJIpvup    .1 J3ur..e, Bellevue,, Altn.
Blnirmoro  Jaraoi. Turnbull, Wnlrraoro, Altn,
Burtnli   , Thomas Gregory, Burmln, AUa,
Canmoro ....... .1. Neil, Canmoro, Alta,
Coloman  ....... W. Ornhnm, Coloman, Alta.
Carbondale ..... O.  M. Davlou, Carbondalo, Coleman, Alta.
Cardltt  ........ M. Lnmbort, Cardiff, Alta,
Corbtn  Jaa. Davis, Corbin, Tl, C.
Diamond City ,. George Dobion, Diamond City, Lethbridge.
Edmonton .,,,. Richard Thompson, Frazor Flats, Edmonton,
Kdmonton ..... M. Tlonlc. 434 Lorno streot, Norwood, Edmonton,
Fernie  D, JUios, Fernio, B, 0.
Frank  O. Nicol, Frank, Alta.
Hoitnor  J. Ayro, lloumor, B, C.
Hllloreit ....... J. O. Jonea, Hlllcreit, Altr..
Ulbbrtdgo   L.  Moure,  P, O.  113, LutUbrldm), Alta.
Lille   W. L, Evana, Lille, Frank, Alta.
Maple Leaf .... M. ailday.  Maple Leaf, Bellevue, Alta.
Michel   M. Birrell, Mlphal.B. C.
'.otlceFlata .... Nell Duncan, Pauburg, Bellevue. Alt*.
Ptaiburg    Harry flmltb, Pasiburg, Alta.
Royal OelllerlM. Chirlei Smith, Royal Colliery, Lethbridge, Alta.
Htrathooiu ..... A. Hhtv, Dtratheona, Alt*.
Taber  William Ruuell, Taber, Alt*.
Taber ......... B. Brown, Taber, Alts.
Czy -.vy clioczete polipszyty swoju
i.swojlch ciltoj dolu tn buty panamy
toho waelio dobra szczo. wy * jeho
wyroblajote czy choczcto I nadalszo
ostawaty w ptitnch kapitallstychnycli
ta dawaty Jlm wslnlcu spromohu ob-
tlyraty Hnlio z.plotllw awojl praci?
Koly choczoto poprnwyty bwoju
dolu Ink pokynto to bwoJo nodbnlatwo
c'zeroz kotro wy topor bldyto, a borlt,
sia ilonniiky, Stnwnjto w rlndy swojl
sia (lonnuky. Stnwnjto w rlndy swojich
robltnyczojl polltycznojl organlza oljl
kotrow jost SoelallHlyczim Partyjn.
Czytnjto swojl robltnyczl czasopysy
bo lyszo tam Biiajdoto tu modocynii
szczo zmozo warn pomoczy,
Odynokow roliltnyczow gnzotow do
topor w Knnndl JoHt llohoczyj Nnrod
Box 35-12 Stn. B. WlnnlpoK. a z krtiju
pownnysto solil znprcnu nicruwaty
BOnilU z Czornowec ta S5I3MMJ
IWOI.U zl Lwnwn.
Quosta tmiobroHii (iRHOuln'/lono
nrnmnl dlvulsntriHl hii lulll I puntl
dolla torni con h mo fotldlcl rail loi
cho porta 11 iliHci'odlto hu nnl lultl
I'lillnnl, OkiiI buono clttadino olio
Idonto dl milvnuunrtluri! II hho onoro
dovrobho onorKlniinoiiio conibutiuro
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mozzo alln Hoclota uiiiiiim iIi.-mho nu
mono dol nuidlo m-o,
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XX, Nol dolln Htiimpn In uonoriilu
non potlnmo cho ..iii.i'-.lei'.m.iiit** corn-
bnttoro con tutti I muzzl a nol iIIh-
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useful and interesting" Information?
Wherever important national work or
world events in . which Canadians
were concerned were taking placet or
where pioneer development was in
progress, there the Globe commissioners have been reporting with Intelligent discernment for the benefit of
this country.
This policy has rarely, if ever,* been
more generally practised than at present. Today the managing editor of
the Globe, Dr, J. A. Macdonald, is in
Mexico, -where a three weeks' celebration of the centenary of republican govornment Is , being hold, and
upon his return lie "will contrlhuto a*
series of sketches on that, interesting
country-—a' country whose relations
to Canada arc becoming vory closo.
Capt. Jaffray Baton is representing
the Globo with tlio Q. O. R, in England, tho only exclusive press correspondent on tho trip.
.' Mr. W. J. Jeffers, anothor member
of tho staff of tho Globo, is at present on a pioneering trip to tho Gow-
ganda, Klk Lake, and the far nortli
country, Mr, Jeffers is exceptionally
oqulppod for such an expedition, having spent sovoral years in tho milling
camps, Amorica nnd South Africa.
Mr, M, O. Hammond, odltoivof tho
Illustrated magnzlno soction of tho
Globo, is contrlbutiiiK lottors,on the
political situation, in tho Unitod
States.. Theao will bo continued during tlio noxt fow weokfl, Mr. Hnni-
niond's, instructions bolng to travol
whorovor good "copy" from, a Canadian vlowpolnt, can bo Rocurod. It
gooH without Haying that not In SO
yours hus so much IntoroHt beon Inkon
liy CnnadiaiiH in United States poli-
tlcH iih Is tho'enso nt tho proBont
Tho Globe Ih trying to llio up to
Hh record In tho matter o. .tooplng
Ur renders posted, iihIiIo altogether
from tho ordinary sburcoB of local and
telegraphic nows,
after the expiration of thirty dnyH
from this date I, Lucy McDonald, Intend to apply to thc Honourable, thc
Chief Commissioner, of * LandH, for
a license to prospect for coal and per
troleum on the following described'
land, situate within Lot 4593, Group 1,
Kootonay District; Commencing at a
post planted 80 chains North of the
Northeast corner of the Richard Gain
claim; thence SO chains- West; thence
SO chains'South; thence -'80 chains
East; thence SO chains North to the
place of commencement, containing 640
acr.f_8_=more or=!esii. .**         _.	
Located the 26th day of September,
LUCY McDONALD, Locator.,   '
Per  James  A,  Good,  Agent.
Witness:    William Pigeon.
after the expiration of thirty days
from date I, Emma Pollock, intend
to apply to the Honourable, th_ Chief
Commissioner of Lands for a license
to prospect for coal and petroleum on
the following described land, situate
within Lot 4593. Group 1, Kootenay
District: Commencing at a post
planted at or near the Southeast corner of the Aggie Pollock claim; thence
East SO chains; thence Nortli 80
chains'; thence West 80 chains; thence
South SO chains to the place of commencement, containing 640 acres more
or less.     °
Located the 26th day of September,
EMMA   POLLOCK,   Locator.
Per .lames .A., Good, Agent.
Witness:    William  Pigeon.
after the expiration of thirty days
from date I, George Hutchinson, Intend to apply- to the Honourable, thc
Chief Commissioner of Lands, for a
llot-nse• to prospect for coal and petroleum on the following described
lands situate within Lot 4593, Group 1,
Kootenay District: Commencing at a
post planted at the Southwest corner
of the Emma Pollock claim; thence 80
chains East; thence 80 chains South;
thence SO chains West; thence 80 chains
North to the point, of commencement,
containing  040  acres  more  or  less.
Located the 26th day of September,
Per James A. Good, Agent.
Witness:    William Pigeon.
arter the expiration of thirty days
from dato I, Maurice Conners, Intend
to apply to th'e Honourable, the Chief
Commissioner of Lands, for a license
to prospect for coal and petroleum on
the following described lands, situate
within Lot 4593.* Group 1. Kootenay
Diatrict: , Commencing at a post '
planted 200 feet North of Lot No. 1663,
thence North 80 chains; thenco East
SO chains; thence South 80 chains;
thence West 80 chains to the place
of commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less.
Located   the  27th  day  of September,
, Per  James-A.  Good,  Agent.
Witness:    William  Pigeon. •*-
after tho expiration of thirty days
from.this date I, Aggie Pollock, Intend
to apply to the Honourable, the Chief
Commissioner of Lands, for a license
to prospect for coal and petroloum on
tho  following described  lands,  situate,
after the expiration of thirty days
from date I, Johanna Anderson, Intend to apply to the Honourable, the
Chief Commissioner of' Lands, for a
license to'- prospect for coul and petroleum on . the following described
lands, situate within Lot 4693, Group
a post planted at the Northeast corner* of the George Hutchinson claim;
tlience North 80 chains; thenco East
80 chains; thence South . 80 chains;
tlience Wost 80 chnins to the place of
commencement, containing 640 acres
more or loss.
Located   the  26th  day  of September,
Per 'Janios   A.  Good,   Agont.
Witness:    William Pigeon.
—Exp. Nov. 12.
♦ Nctlc* to All Mln« Worktri.   ♦
♦ All minora nrn roquoitod to ♦
♦ ntny away from Irwin, Mudlnon, ♦
*$t. P.ronn<ihtiri»> I ttrobo aj.rj ■?•},-«,- ■£■
♦ mining towm In WiutmoraUnd ♦
♦ county, whoro a striko litis boon ♦
♦ In offoct linen April 1,1010, tbo ♦
♦ conl compi-inlf)* hnvlng refused ♦
♦ to rocognlzo   tho   minora' or* ♦
♦ ganlxatlon or onter Into ■ work' ♦
♦ Inn* nirroomont.   Agontii of the ♦
♦ coal corporation! are iblpplog ♦
♦ men from vnrloun parti of tbo ♦
♦ country to take tbe place of tbe ♦
4r itrlkem by mlirepreientlng the ♦
♦ true condition of affalra, <#
♦ President, ♦
♦ T. DONOVAN, •»
«»                               Hee-y.Tret*.. ♦
♦ *
*4, + +. + + + *» + + + +
Tlio foregoing whh forwarded to us
nocompunk'd by roqiiont that, If con-
viuik-ut, il hu liiHortod, Ah a courtoHy
wo comply,
(.'rlti.-iKiii upon tho winio, agreeably
lo HiiKKOHtlon, holiiK desired wo can
concur with tho obscrvatlouR made
I lint, a n.'WHpai'.ir can and doen play
mt Important part 'In tho molding of
public opinion, honco our porstlBtoncy
In nndimvnrlng to Induce all mombors
of thn woi'kliiR olfiHH to kIvo first
support to tbo labor proas nnd thorohy
HUbnorvo thoir own befit IntorentH.
Wo nro froo to admit, that, a brlof
may In Moxlco will nfford but Hcant
uj/'/.i.-tJiiiU) (or tiii/fi* Ui.ui a nm mny
knowlodRo of condition*., cUHtomu, etc.,
enpoHatly an if tbo vlaltor'a acquaintance with tho Spanish "an «ho>
apoko" In Mexico bo an unknown
To ouo po-Mcmicd of the ousorvatlvo
faculty tbat Dr, Macdonald onjoya' tbe
realization tbnt tho application of tlm
word "rnpubllc" to Mexico in a min-
nomr-r will ho apoody and by no meant
couceal* tho fact that It la a donpot-
Urn with PnrfIdlo Dlax as the commander-in-chief.
Tho communication* from tho lev-
era) correipondfmta will no doubt contain matter of Interest from tho particular angle tt which they view tbem
and their reader* may weigh them
An account may bo oponod with tho Homo Bank in
tho namos of two or moro porsons, oach having tho
privilege of withdrawing or dopositing monoy over
thoir own signature In tho caso of tho death of
ono of the parties to a Joint Account the balance remaining on doposit with tho Homo Bank may bo
withdrawn by tho survivor, or survivors, without do-
lay or appoal to any procons of law,
JOHN ADAIR, Manager Fernio Branch
fer ball prejrama, banquet minus,
an-, une-date printing tf ill kind*
com* tt Tht L,t-J|tr tffltt,
C. J. Digby is at Spokane consulting a specialist.
For musical instruments of all
kinds call on Bleasdell.
Vince Frodsham of Michel was a
Fernie visitor over Sunday.
Money to on real estate
security.   Eckstein & McTaggart. np.
Jimmy'.Shea, one of the boys in.
the earlier days,, is in town on a visit.'
Mrs. C. .T. Digby is spending the
week at Hosmer with her daughter,
Mrs. A. Mathieson.
Leave your order now with A. A.
McBean for red pickling cabbages
and green tomatoes' to arrive next
■ Mr. Marshall Balduc, formerly of
Michel, with the Trites-Wood Co., hut
recently associated in business with
another Michelitc, L. Hewitt at Medicine Hat, passed through on Tuesday
en route to Vancouver, where ho, intends lo spend a two weeks vacation.
Richard Bowen of the city police
force, has been granted a two weeks'
leave of absence and during his vacation intends lo visit the Spokane
fair, thoiK-e to Vancouver and probably, may return via the main line of
the' C, P. It., calling at Calgary on
the home-bound irip. -
The Old Maids Convention will
visit 'Fernie on Wednesday, October
I2(b, under tho auspices of Christ
church Ladies' Guild. Come to the
(Irani! Theater and see old maids
turned into young girls. Tickets, $1
and   50c,    Plan- at  BloasdJll's.
The Independent Order of ' Oood
Templars have their meeting every
Tuesday in tho'.Japtist school room
at 8 p.* m. On the Ilth inst. the
deputy grand chief, templar will address the meeting. All those interested in the work of thc order are
earnestly requested lo be present.
Has   Been   Active   in   Ridding   Town
of Disreputable Women Since
"Taking   Office.
The sit I hips for i he fall assizes will
be held in' this city on .October 2f>th
and will be conducted by G. II.
Darnard, Itt C, M. P. P. of Victoria,
'The court at. Greenwood .occupies
the enviable position of a clean
docket thus obviating the necessity
for holding a. session. v
Court for (he consideration of civil
matters will ho hold in Cranbroojv on
October 25th.
Ja'nasi Gadwick.'John Toka, George
Baran, Vasii Luugen, Isidore l.tingen
and Steve Dc-nos, seven minors working In No. ,3 mine A- R. & I. Co.,
were yesterday afternoon fined $2.00
and posts each for-".working more than
eight* hours in the 2-t. under ground,
contrary to thc Eight-Hour Day act.
Nearly 1500 of the Grand Trunk employes who went out at the time of
the strike have not been taken .back
by' the company. A deputation from
those not re-engaged will wait upon
President   ITays' upon   his 'reiurn  to
Montreal.    *
These men tiro members ' of the
brotherhood that has heen petitioning the government of the* United
Slates for higher freight vales so that
tliey might obtain better wages and
'.lie Wnll street mouthpieces are loud
in'proclaiming, the sanonoss and conservatism of the different railroad organizations.
No doubt, during their enforced idleness these SOO unemployed will have
ample time for endeavoring to locate
,wherein their identity with their former masters lie.
. PRINCE ALBERT, Sask., Oct. 4.—
As a result of complaint laid by Lewis
Bird, the police committee are making an investigation -regarding Chief
of Police B. ,T. McDermott, who came
here from Renfrew, Ont., about a
year ago.
Crown Prosecutor Halliday, who
acted for Bird, called as first witness,
Helen Seymour. This . witness alleged that the chief had accosted her
on the streets and liad induced her
to come to his office where he had
tried to make her drink beer he had
there, and smoke cigarettes, claiming
his lady friends often did that.
On the night in question, the chief
came to the house of the complain-*
ant Bird, whose friend she was ■ and
locked the door when he subjected
lier tp indignities of a serious nature.
She screamed and*then Bird broke in
the door. Bird'**"-, story was, that he
let the girl have the run of his cottage to play his piano, that he came
back suddenly in the evening and finding tlie door locked, broke it. in.
Chief McDormolt categorically denied
all tho serious part of the allegations,
lie claimed that.'lhe girl was a married' woman, _witli husband living, in
Fernio, by name of Bingham. He had
communications from'thsro to' look
after .her and try to get her to return
to lier husband. He had never tried
lo make ber smoko and drink though
he had once liad- some beer, in his
office. ' On the night complained of,
iie was'sitting by, the piano listening
to ' the . girl ■ playing, when the door
was broken in. He had not locked it,
though he had pulled down'the'blind
at the request, of the girl. He had
gone' to tlie house on that' occasion
to show hor the letters he; had 'received from Fernie in connection,
willi her husband. He had never
shown lier any familiarity at all, only
once taking her hand lo look at a
diamond ring she was wearing one
once when seeing her. home, at 'her
request, ho had hei nod*, her across a
had placo in the road.
Chief McDermott is still under
cross-examination.-—Morning Albertan.
..    *   *      ■ °.        .     .     ' ■*
The  Store  of Good Values
■lohn P. Lowe, agent, for the Dominion. Express company, was a passenger on the eastbound Flyer Sunday
and in addition* Lo a visit in Winnipeg
intends to try his luck at duck shoot
ing  in   Saskatchewan   during   hisTlo"
days' holiday.
Mr. C. ,T. Vickers of Nelson is substituting him during his absence."'
On Monday evening at C o'clock at
(he Methodist parsonage .John Manning and Lydla Gallamore, both..of
Fernie, were united in matrimony by
the Rev. ,T. F, Dimmick, and will
reside here,   ■
'We acknowledge "with thanks an
invitation to be present at tlie above-
named'exhibition and regret inability
to-accept. '       ■       , ■    *
Grocery Department
Good service, the highest quality of.
Table'supplies and  -pi-ices   below, all
competitors are  some of the inducements wc offer foryour grocery business.
Toasted   Corn    Flakes,    Malta   Vita;
Puffed-Rice. 3 pkgs 25c
Sunlight Soot Destroyer, .regular ' 25c,
special  -,10c '
Hartley's 1-11). crocks Jain,,each .. .20c
Ilaida Assorted Chocolate.' regular 50c.
pound, special  "...-. .7 .25c
6-lb.  Hags "Wheat* (Iramiles 25c
iwwwiwiiM y maaaaammmmwaMmamaa-mmtmainm am ii_n—mi ri i maa'temm ma it
Ladies and Children    '
Ladies' and Children's Stockings, in
plain ribbed Cashmere, and wide ribbed
■Wool, some with* double, knees and
toes, a good heavy slocking for. Fall"
and* Winter wear.' Regular 80c and
;_5c, Saturday.,.*....,.. 7..:...'. ..25c
Miners' Pit, Loggers 10 inch Leg artd Medium
Weight Working Boot in Box Kip and Heavy
Grain Calf, regular $3.25 and $3.50
Saturday Special $2.45
A clearance of all broken lines of Men's Working Boots at less
than factory cost. Exceptionally good values at the regular
selling* price of from $3.00 to $3.25
''.Saturday Special. $2B 15   *■   ^
Big Snaps now
in   our
Furniture Dept.
.■' SATURDAY/ ■'"•'".'"
• Roynl -Oak Buffet, British Bevel
Mirror, 12x42 inches, large linen and
two small drawers. ■ Two -large cupboards; high * grade   finish.   Regular
.selling* price $27.00.
special    ......
:, ' Ladies' Flannelette Blouses, a,.dm*-,
-able firm cloth and fast colors, a waist
suitable for morning 'wear, in Green,'
Blue. Black" aud Brown' ground with
white figures; iu sizes 32 to.42. Sal-.
urdav   ...: > 8oc
Children's /Whitei* Coats with lining/*
to. the '"waist, made in a variety 'of
plain and semi-Military styles and suitably, trimmed"for girls from 6 to 14
years. ..These* coats come* in ' Serge,
Clieviots,' Beaver, and-Fancy -Tweeds,
Navy Blue, Eedj Hunter's Green a'nd-
■Medium Brown .... .7 . .-$4.00 to $9.75
Onr Dressmaking' Department, can
take care of a few more orders for-delivery this ■month'. To insure this we
would "advise the placing of your order
as soon as possible. • Satisfaction-
guaranteed .or money refunded.
The, Dress Goods Department is replete with the newest and most favored materials for, Fall and, "Winter
wear. 'We invite your.inspection oil
the daintiest selection of:'Dress Trimmings, in the new metalized effect's, in
narrow bandings and appliques, also!
many'other trimmings in a,great va-.
riety of shades -and colorings. -Per.;
,yard ........'...:. 7. 7..... .20c to $4.75
' for evening* "wear in plain
Messiiline and Fancy Foulards,, made
up according to Fashion's latest dictates.   Complete ., ..$20.00 and up
Buffet,. Early English Finish. British Bevel.:Mirr.o.r... size 7.1 Qx-LO..  . T.\vQ.<
glass doors, one Velvet lined and two, '
small drawers.    First-class workman-
sliiplhrough'out/Begubir~,sefling price,"
fj-.28.ij0;' Saturda*y:lspe"c'ia]. yX,^20/25-*
One sideboard/Rtiyal l'6ak; Brftish".
Bevel JMirroiv- • size-- • 1 Sx-30; - one • large '
Lii'ien Drawer and two small drawers.■
two /large" cupboards   with' 'OiiVvcd-'
Doors. Massive Construction, standing
SO inches' high.    Regular,- selling price
$35.00': Saturday special »*.
'■ i '
The docket for '.lie l'orilicoming us*
sizes include:
Rex vs. Franceschiello and' Rex vs..
Wylie. *    .     '.
We have beon the recipient oil- scv-,
era! commendatory- letters upon our
editorial of game- protection and for
the benefit of tho Game Protective
association Ave will 'publish a few of
the suggestions offered that appear to
us to lmvo merit.   •       ',     , ■
The' dominion government is by no
means backward al. furnishing the
necessary" means for the const ruction of armories; and yet for the protection and preservation" of the fish
in this section of the country they expend'but little,
That Uie limit of deer per season
should be throe instead of five and
that, does should lie protected hecaiuie
whoii the mot her is slain tho ftiwns
are left as prey to wild* animals oilier,
limn mnn.
*   .
£ ■ Ycm"need thorn.    We have them.   'Come iind get tliem.
%■ Roma Hotel Block ■
■ - - ■ *■-, Fernie H
Last Sunday Rev, D. M.. Thomson
occupied the pulpit here'.for tho first
lime, both morning and evening. His
discourses were of'a high order and
he has at once won the esteem and
confidence of his flock. Ho is a
linenl speaker, well versed, and his
coming .to Fornie means increased
strength to (.lie cause he advocates.
Services tomorrow (Sunday) at the
usual hours. . , ,,
At the eveniiiK service Mr. Thomas
.!_ii.:;s -Vvorod tlio cpngregatton with a
fplo entitled, "Tho Heavenly Song."
a. - __
Owiim* to unfavorable weather conditions
tlie engineers who arc platting
had some ten
)eing |nisl)c(l
porary delays, but tbe work is
fo completion, and wben my
advoi'lisenicnl next appears in tbis paper, I will
announce the date upon wliich sale of lots will
take place,
•   Watch for the balloon
A balloon with a lot number attached,  will  be
sent up hum  Coleinan  f>» the evening pyeredii)^
date oi' sale.
Tin* l«»l iiiuiil'.'r u ill !•<■ i'*iiiil* >\ mi ii   tnvi'f  * tl" vi\vi\' l...;.i-_.' I'-iiir   liy  six
i'ik-Ih'*- in -i/", 'iiui will ciiiiilc the Cinder In mil* ol' lhe lio.t   Inf.*-. in  I*..!-!
Coli'lililll, ■J'iiltk
Yoniig People's mooting every Mondny evenlu.*. at 8 o'clock. A social,
in wliich the members of the, con-
.■rognlion iik well as the young peo-
■1J0 will assist, will bo held on Mondny evening, the 10th, Como out
:_ivl iiciuiiilniort,
N'A N'A 1 MO, Kopl. HO,—Tho dentil occur) cd ln llm locnl hospital yesterday
of Mr,*. .Mnry (.iim.iliell, wife of Xoll
Caniplifll, a v_.f--ii.ont cf Fornio. Mrs,
Cii'ijiboll wan horo vls*lting hor par-
fulrt, Mr, and Mrs, Michael McNeil,
when she wits taken suddenly 111, tin-
_l".'.*iln/'' an operation which reunited
i'i,li:lly. Tlio (lecoimed wni-i n linllvo
iii i-ydney, Capo liroton, agod 3-1, nnd
ii. ;,*,ii*\h(.il by her liiiKbiiiul, two uuns
and  liiro> diiuglitCM'H.
• FOR RENT—The store known as
the Heintzman Parlors, In tho Miners'
Union Block. For further particulars
npply D. Rees, P. O. 3G1, Fernie,
B, C. .
FOR* RENT—Comfortable shack,
partly furnished. Apply Mrs. Ilutch-
0011, McPherson avenue between Rogers aiid Thompson. * .     np.
•10 acres of fruit land, at Creston
for salo.   Watered dud well located,
E.  T„ enr-e Ledger Office,
l''or Mid benefit  of our render** wo
i'ii])i!.*h a list of lhe boxim whicli 0011-
._.. in In th-! nccnfimiry npiillnncoH for iibu
.!l! I in ci-fr of 11 flro nnd would bubro'sI
[njniiat nl lor ihey hnve found out, tho
r^'j I ilium- i.f the Klrni't III which thoy llvo
rr.| 1 nicy wll! niiike 11 nolo of where tlio
'K,l  lu'irei'l - nicrgi'iify box Im ko iih Io ho .,._„,,   _■.      , mi     . ._
nblo iu .'iv,- nld wlihoi.t dolny In lho  , F0» W-ASlS-Ornml Tlientor;   ont
..■• of nn o'ltl.rmil. of flro. !'»« '''l-""'"* ""U; l*vcir,cft,,>' "f'1 urt
,«     Theln.sir.icllOHH.iro.Kliiiplo.   lln-nk |«"''   ''««"">!    BlnKo   Bccomraodntlon
i?l  Dr- Kl..-s and iiflur oim.i.Ii.k Dw dmr,"*1"}™10*™  Uu'«'f   tpllv,p,,,ll«  "",1U7
r.'ill'.-l;*.- »i:i Dw i.oz/.lc aud apuniu'i* »„d! vnnl.'H.   Mli.lmiim lorn, of lnnsn 01101
J  Mi'.o   i-<>iinP«lloii   wllh   tl.o   liy.lmnti)1''"'-   A I nppllcatloiiH to bo received,
H.r... Is  n  row  feot   nwny  mid  ilmn i »»>'  0,,,0,»e,•  8"'    AdrtrcHH  1>.  lU-es,
FOR SALE—Furntahod boarding
houso. Properly known ns tho Gill
Hoarding House. Apply Ross & Lane,
FOR SALE—Three-room cottngu on
cornor lot, 110x120, Mason uvontie,
Price, ?n7.r>. Terms. Uox 371,' Fernie,
n. C.
FOH^ SALE—Ono genuine Wnlnut
bookonse; ouo onlc sideboard, Apply
nt tho Duthlo Hnrdwnre compnny,
. -,.-,..-tf..
FOR SALIC—Onivfourtli aero land:
two Kldc-B fenced; West. Fornio; if IHO
crifih.   Apply "D" Lodger Offlco,
FOR SALE---One pony, A Imi'Kain.
Gentle, woll broko.' Aplly. T. Mott,
Wost F'iriile.
more llinn hnlf clonred; pnrtly cultivated; lnrgo burn nnd clilclton hoime.
SltuntPd nt Coknto. AddroHK "M" euro
'■■■•■ii-il to fl-.-1/l Ilut. flnincH until Dw\"^ l>' °*' Ii,oni,0> •n- c-
Watrh for thr_ nnnouncomenf
Watch for Hh. balloon
fiflj  0,11 i.i-iini nt nriivcH.
■Vlll      o.-.-'ii.i-i!*, and  Lengths of  Hose.
'■■JlN'-'i'  Vnli'lin.'iil'H, In  I'nrli..,.li'K) foot !
!*_l:_'-'il; ■■.u.ii ,...,., nu ".  .,
ijli     - 1. min   lii.n|ui At j■'■"■'
,^"'! .'.../■■ mid WrlKlii  :mi» ".
..■J-V.-ii-i!) .111.1 n:U*ts  7..:ion "   '
iil|<|i-   Ih --li,)   Mi-PIiei-HOI!    IIIIII
lw"] ,."'• i'lu'i-.'-!. iitnl Thoinpsoti,', ,',bW
■••*'!'   ■ i- • 1    ■ 111'   I'I-iimv -nn      . . .'(Hi
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