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1'rovmeiai Library 30 Juao ot»'-
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Industrial Unity is Strength
The Official Organ of District No. 18, U. M. W. of A.
Political Unity is Victory
VOL. VI.   NO. 20
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B, C. DECEMBER 17, 1910.
$1.00 A YEAR"
TRIBUTE TO
REAL HERO
Last Respects are Paid to
One Who Gave His
Life for Others
FERNIE NIGHT SCHOOL
On Tuesday aftornoon, with the sun
shining beautifully, the remains ,of
Fred D. Alderson, wno so bravely
sacrificed his life at the recent disaster at Bellevue, were laid to rest in
the cemetery at Hosmer
The funeral services were first conducted by* tho Rev. A. B., N7 Crowth-
er, of tho Anglican Church., Then the
Masonic fraternity, of which the deceased was a member, took charge,
and a very largo number of craftsmen
followed to the gnrare side. Through
the courtesy of Mr. R. Reading, the
C.P.R. agent at Fernie, a,special train
conveyed the officers and members
of the local lodge at Hosmer. As a
mark of respect the business* houses
in Hosmer were closed during the time
of the burial.       ,,',
Alderson was 35 years of age, and* a
native of Durham, England, he also
held his, membership in the A.. F. and
A. M. In the old cathedral city. He
has been In the "employ of the Hosmer
Mines for 16 months, during which
time his sterling qualitie-3 and manifest »*:i;iu.bilitles resulted in several
promotion*-*. lie held tlio esteem of
both his employers hnd fellow workers, and as evidence of this, the huge
flag of the company was kept at half
' mast, and a beautiful wreath' from
the local lodge of the U.M.W. bf A,
as well as several/others adorned the
coffin.
__ One of the "pathetic features.in con-
Tho school recently instituted under
the auspices of the Knights of Columbus for the purpose of affording foreigners an opportunity of acquiring^ a
knowledge of the English language,
commenced on Monday last in the
Central Public School building. There
were 20 ln attendance, and all who are
anxious tc join the classes should do so
with the least possible delay' so that
proper arrangements can be'made.
The classes will be held under the
direction of the local members of the
Order of Knights of Columbus, and the
school will be open for the purpose on
Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings.
FERNIE OPERA HOUSE
AND   SUNDAY   SHOWS
nection.with this hero's death was the
fact tbat the day prior' to his death
lie had forwarded a collection of toys
to his children (of which there are
four) in Durham. It was his inten-
\\on to have the family out in Canada
in the spring of next year, and now
that be-has .been so rudely snatch-*****!*
from those ho loved -> while obeying
the call of duty, the government of the
province in which he lost his lifo
will surely givo some substantial aid
to Jlils bereaved .family. Sympathy
Is felt by all who know hlra, nnd al-
thought the sorrow of tho family must
indeed bo keen, tho knowledge that
ho calmly gavo up his lifo to save
* anothor may, it is hopod, tend to assuage thoir grief.
The public is hereby notified that
the petition. of the managers of the
Fernie Opera House tb the City Council
for the purpose of keeping open on
Sunday evenings was not authorized
by the Church of the Holy Family;
also that the said managers have not
kept to their promise of donating a
stated amount to the Catholic Church
for the privilege of running their Sunday show under its patronage; which,
In the future, shall be entirely withdrawn from them.
. (Signed) The Pastor ofothe Holy
Family Church.
THIRTY-ONE LIVES
THE DEATH TOLL
BAPTIST CHURCH
On Sunday, last the opening ceremonies were celebrated at the Baptist
Church, Rev., Dimmick delivering the
sermon on the morning, assisted by
the Rev. Grant,* the evening service
being conducted by the Rev. Thompson! Special services of song were
rendered by the choir both . at the
morning and evening services.
On Monday the Ladies Aid held their
usual tea, when a large crowd attended and a goodly sum was added to the
exchequer of this worthy society.
A committee has beon formed at
Ilosmor for tho purposo of raising
funds for llio widow and four children
of ,,the unfortunate horo, which It is
hoped will result In somo substantial
recognition being mnde. of the noblo
deed of tho departed husband and
fathor. Thn'committee appdintod Is
ns follows: Mr. W, T. Watson, chair-
mnn; A. Malhloson, socrotary; W.
Fowler nml J. Tlrownrlgg, trusloos.
Mr. -"-V. Robi.fin wns nppolntod to
Bollclt subHoi'lpUons for tho districts
botwoon Coal Crook and Lothbrldgo,
nnd It was docldod that all monioB
rocolvod ■■ should ho dopnsitcd In the
Ttaiik or Montreal, Tlosmor, In
nnmo of "The Alderson Fund,"
LETTERS AND TELERAMS OF
,SYMPATHY AND THANKS
"The West Canadian Collieries,
Limited, whose mine at Bellevue was
visited by such a terrible calamity on
the night' of December Oth last, hereby, wish to extend th-ilr-deepest gratitude to, and to express their highest
and magnificent efforts of the many
^ravo men who assisted in the rescue
work' on that diro occasion. Above
all do thoy wish to make,mention of
the gallantry nnd fearlessness of Fred
Alderson, of Hosmer, who lay down
his life in that most- noble of all
causes, the saving of human life.
"Tho Company, also beg to thank tho
managements of tho various mines In
tho Pass, and  the Canndian  Pacific
Hallway Compnny for tho manner In
which   they  responded  to  tho  calls
for assistance which wore' sent out.
Wost Canadian Collieries, Limited,
R. W. COULTITA.RD,
General Manager
tho
"MY WIFE'S FAMILY" AT
THE   GRAND   THEATRE
On Saturday morning, while at
breakfast we received word that there
had been an explosion at Bellevue,
and upon hastening up to the office,
mot several miners coming off the
Coal Creek train,, who asked if the
news was true; but not knowing the
real stato of affairs, we continued
on to the office with a view to obtaining telephonic ' communication, and
conversing with some of the Union oh
ficlals. This, however, proved to be
of no avail. We learned afterwards
that all the District Officials as well
aa several Board Members, had gone
to the mine and offered their services
In. the rescue work.
Upon arrival at the telegraph office
the rumor was confirmed, but details
were lacking.     On the station platform, we found a number of the of-
ficals  and  employees  of  the  C.N.P.
Coal Co. from Coal Creek', who were
taking the Draeger oxygen apparatus
that arrived* so opportunely.     Upon
arrival at Hosmer, the party was joined by Superintendent Musgrove and
Alex.   Kinsman,   and   another   young
Scotchman whose name we do not recall at the moment, each bearing oxygen helmets.    We were then informed
that it .was the afternoon shift that was
at work when the explosion happened,
and ascertained that a special train
had been sent to the scene of the disaster from Fernie, picking up additional  volunteers  en route.     At Michel
a tremendous throng gathered awaiting the incoming train, anxious    to
learn if any ■ particulars had been obtained, but we could not furnish any;
on„the contrary, we gleaned then that
it was a certainty there was a large
casualty list, a grave fear wa*.** entertained that it would be sensibly increased owing to the. report that practically the entire rescue party had been
overcome by  the deadly  at'ter-damp,
and  had   fallen, martyrs  at  humanities call. -   This depressing infonria-
TlonHfUH-fuTlHSr-intensifiS"d~tlre—iae"*-"
sire of those aboard the train.to reach
the point where they could aid in relieving the unfortunates   - At Crows
Nest, where the train stopped for ten
minutes, and the West-bound was met,
the last distressful  information  was
again  repeated,  and • that  after  sixteen bodies had boen brought out of
the workings there were some twenty-
five of the rescue party, for whom but
little hope was entertained.     At Cole-'
man the passengers, anxious to reach
the scene of the catastrophe, and many
of thom  with  friends and  relatives
workipg at Bellevue, were so numerous that evory seat was occupied, and
many were.compelled to stand in the
nisles.     A' few more, both at Blairmore and at Frank bbnrdcd tho train,
all on tho samo mission bont.     Hillcrest was reached, but as tho mine
is about half a mile furthor enst, and
there was so much apparatus ,to be
transported, and so many desirous bf
reaching the scene to render aid at the
earliest possible moment, Conductor
Niblock, who was ln charge of* the
train, made a stop within a few feet of
the Companys office. We Immediately
repaired to the door of the wash house,
which was surrounded by- a crowd
eager to obtain information of their
loved ones, but thero were no signs
of those hysterical Incidents that have
been so widely bruited all over the
continent by correspondents, evidently more anxious to send readable copy
PRACTICAL   SYMPATHY
Brldgport, Ohio,
, Dec. 11, 1910.
A. J. Carter, Hillcrest, Alta.
"Regret to learn of terrible disaster, at Bellevue; extend'to relatives of our dear brothers my sympathy in their 'terrible affliction.
Will forward - five hundred dollars
to-morrow  immediate  relief.
■ (Signed) T. L. LEWIS.
Edmonton,
' ' Dec. 11, 1910.
J. H. Cochrane, Hillcrest, Alta.
Convey most heartfelt sympathy to
the miners union, Bellevue, and contribute $100 to relief fund. ,
(Signed) C. P. HILL.
Arrangements are under consideration by District 18 U. M. W. of A. for
the establishment of a relief fund for
the benefit'of the widows, orphans
and dependents of the victims of the
recent disaster at Bellevue. Any
donations will be gratefully acknowledged,by A. J. Carter, Secy. U. M. W.
of A., Fernie , B. C.
It was decided on' Sunday last by
Bellevue ocals - that the relatives of
one of the victims, who was not a
member of their- organization, would
be given t,he same consideration as
,th_e_o_tli_e_____ a	
than to_ furnish. the correct details
The Royal North West Mounted Police
man, * who stood at the entrance ■ to
the "wash-house, Informed us that he
had positive orders ^p ollow no one to
enter; but at this "juncture, Doctor B.
W. Snyder, of Lille, who' had been
busily engaged on the medical staff,
came out, and accompanied by him we
returned to the Company's offices
where we wore informed by Mr O E.S
Whiteside, of Coleman," that the timekeeper would furnish , us with the
names of all thoso who were on shift
at the time of tho disaster, and knowing that this information wns being
anxiously awaited by residents through
out the pass, wo copied off the list
of the time keeper which was segregated into three different headings,
tho dead and tho Injured,, tho living
and the unaccounted for. This information was immediately phoned to
our office, and soon thereafter made
public in all the towns west of Bellevue;* it was, moreover, the, first
and most authentic report published
by any newspaper on Saturday,. the
day following the disaster. Secretary Carter had already apprised the
office of tho outcome of the rescue
parties experience, which was not
without foundation, insofar as they
had ben knocked out was concerned,
but' luckily all escaped death save
and except-'the unfortunate and heroic
Hosmer1 Fire Boss, F. D. Alderson
(the description of whose funeral appears elsewhere in our columns).
For the report of the experiences
of this rescue party, we will let one
who was, a member of .it, tell the
story in his own language.
"It* waa a pretty close shave just
the same, and we can thank our lucky
stars that we came out as well as
we did.' I don't remember just all
of their names, but I do recollect seeing Tom Mathers, Jack .Carter, Charley
Garner, Jack Johnson, Bill Powell
Clem Stubbs, Bob Strachan, Evan
Evans, and a tall, white haired old
gentleman (this we stated to our informant was' undoubtedly Manager
Ashworth), Jack Powell, the superintendent, Dr. McKenzie, and several
other fellows whose voices I knew,
but could not just recall their names.
It certainly,is a funny sensation the
way that gas affects you. The first
thing I noticed I was stumbling, and
my" feet seemed too heavy to lift.
Then my knees got. shaky, just about
like it is when you run up the steps
(these steps 97 in number have to be
mounted in--going one way from the
mine up to the town of Bellevue).
Then there was a kind of whirring
noise in my ears, and red blobs came
before my eyes. There was no.pain,-
but on the other hand it made me
feel as though I wanted to laugh, and
L really.don't know but what I  (lid
Again we say to all and sundry—
SHOP EARLY.
Look out for the special. Christmas
rates of the C.P.R. in next week's issue.
Vension'has been quite plentiful during the current week, thanks to the
local Nimrods.
We regret to learn that it has been
found necessary for Mrs. Sherwood
Herchmer to go East in order to undergo an operation. It is sincerely
to be hoped that It will be beneficial.
George C. Egg, representative of
the International Correspondence
Schools, will * hold a display in the
store of Carmichael and Edgcombe, at
Fernie, from Monday to Wednesday
inrluslve.
Mr. Walter Gregory, formerly engaged as provision merchant at Shales
Mcor, Sheffield, England, but latterly
of Calgary, is at present a guest at
the King Edward, and is making a tour
of B. C. with a view of selecting a
suitable spot in whicli lo engage in,
business.
Friends of Mrs. H. Pearson, late of
tbe Creek, now located In Fernie, will
be sorry to learn .that she has for
some time been confined to the Fernie
Hospital, and that sho will shortly undergo an operation which it Is to be
hoped will have the effect of completely restoring her health.
On Friday morning a public school
examination was held in tho Central
Public School, and a largo crowd of
the growing generation were decked
out in their best bib arid tucker. Proud
parents,were also In attendance, as
well as .a goodly number of Fernie s
representative citizens.
We understand that one of our
citizens is making great headway in
the deductive theory so well executed
by Sherlock-Holmes. Seeing, lingerie
on clothes line, deduces water; this
leads him to' arrive at the conclusion
that this may be obtained surreptitiously; ■ sequel—expostulations and
lachrimae.
ACCIDENT
WAS FATAL
Termination pf the Unfortunate Shooting
Near Hosmer
Charles H. Bomford, tho Englishman*
who was accidentally shot at No. 3.
Camp, Hosmer, an account of which,
appoared In our last Issue, we regiet
to learn succumbed on Wednesday
night. Deceased was 45 years of
age, and a native of Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. Wo understand
that-ho made a further ante-mortem
statement completely exonerating Con-,,
stable McCuish who feels Intensely his
position as the innocent causo of his
chum's death.
BOULTON CASE
COLEMAN AMBULANCE CLASS
ing about something like a calf* did
that I was trying to lead away from
the old cow when a boy.on the farm.
The sleepy feeling came over me, and
there was nothing that I can say that
passed through my mind regarding the
seriousness of the* situation?. -Vou
have asked me if I can,tell you of any
particular man that was extra brave.
Well, I don't know that. T can mention anybody particularly, because
overy man jack of us were doing just
as we would expect other chaps to do
for us in like circumstances., If I
were to mention anybody in particular, I think "it would bo just as well
to glvo a list of every man that was
there. There Is ono thing sure, Jack
Powell, that's thc superintendent, cer-
tninly scorned ns lt ho possessed the
strength nnd ondurance of three men,
Continued on Pago 3
An ambulance class will start in
Coleman next week. The 1. (.' and C,
Co. will furnish all the necessary
equipment gratis. The secretary pro
tem. is J. Hilling;,who will be pleased
to have those who intend to join the
class call  and  leave their  names  at
The case of George Boulton, the
ex-City Clerk, came up before Judge'
Wilson this morning. . The prisoner
elected for speedy trial before Judge
Wilson, and the case was adjourned
until Tuesday of next week. Mr.
Fisher, for thc accused, asked for a
reduction, of fit. nmount of bail and
pleaded the Christmas season as a
time when leniency should bo shown
His client, he said, had proved by
his condiu't since the charge against
him was first made that, he had' no-
intention of eluding the trial, and as it.
was difficult for him to obtain bail
in such large amount, considering the
nature of the charge against him, he
thought his honor might _ reduce the
amount to a more reasonable figure.
Mr. McTaggart, for the crown, objected on the grounds., that no'further *
evidence In favor of the accused had
been deduced since lhe bail was fixed'
the earliest possible date.     A cordlar-' -y
invitation is extended to everybody.
ELECTION   OF   CHCEKWEIGHMEN
AT MICHEL
Mr, W, L. Stewart prosonts Miss
I.onh Stoddard nnd her own clovor
company In Stephen's and Linton's
morry miiHlonl mix-up "My Wife's
Family.' MIhh Slnddnrd In woll and
favorably known In this city nnd It
Ir Rnfo to nny tlmt no nctronn thnt ovor
visited horo hns mndo mich nn .Impression or gnlnod tho confldonco nnd
frloinlHlilp of ho mnny ns hns thin
ehnrmlng lndy, All lior frlondB will
lio nnxloiiH to noo hor on UiIh occnslon,
nnd also of wIlnoHHliig lho morry rollicking imd Invlgorntlng musinil melange, "My Wlfo'H Frimlly." wllh MIhh
aiinlilnrd In llio' rolo of llio "wife."
MIhh HI odd nnl Iiiih hoiiio now luno-
vntlmiH In bountiful kowiih, Hot lor
think ll over.
"Tho Mnyor, Bellovuo,
'Ills Excellency tho Governor
Gonornl Iiiih honrd with deep sorrow
of tho torrlblo cnlnmlty nt Bollovuo.
Plcnae convoy his hcnrtfol*- Hyntpn-
thy lo tho relatives of deeortscd. He
*,'*ii--,is roflcuoi-B hn-,'0 succeeded In ro*
luiuIiiE' men Imprisrmol In mlno,
niul would be ghd :o bo Informe.-,
of progroHH of wor...
"MALCOLM,..
Gov. Qonornla Boo;'
"Tnbor, Altn,
Doc. Mtli, 1010,
"DlHtrlct Lodger,—
"Plonso nccopt lho Rlncoro condolence on bohnlf of those called to
mourn over llio Iohs of tliolr loved
oiioh ciiiisod by tlio nwful eulnmily
nt Ilollovuo Mlno, Wo wcop wllh
those Hint wcop nml triiHt. tho dny
will ' poodlly nrrlvo when tlio mlno
inMpoetori. will bo cIioroii ..from
nmong tho MomborH of DlHtrlct, 18.
"Slgnod on bohnlf of Mm momborH,
Aim.  HATHMAN,
I'i'OHldonl.
fl, FOTimUBY.
..  VIco-ProBlilont.
ED,  IHIOWN,
Fin, Secretary.
IIY.  1HIOOK,
Cor. flpcrolnry.
O'BRIENS BILLS ARE SHELVED
,Tohni Haddon ....".'.'. .....\     201
D. J. McDonald     197
Pete. Mancuso        ISO
Frank Campbell     11»0
A. S. Julian      G7
George Beddington   ....      58
John Luhn      ' .Mi
Robert Oakes .,      37
Joe Morris      r>9
Wm. Koynning       42
Joo Gall   .129
There were 31 spoiled ballots.
Tho successful candidates for tho posi
tions nro Ihoreforo John llnddon, D. J.
McDonald and IJoto Mancuso,'
Mr. A. Kennedy has obtained tho
contract for the supply' of the Christmas lea for Old Mlchol.
ment the court decided that it should
remain as iit present, viz., ?f,,000 oh
his own recognizance, and an equal
amount'in sureties.
Up  to the  time  of going fo pross
we are unable    lo    state   definitely
win. ther'or not Boulton wus success-,
fill in securing the bail,
TRUNK STEALER SENTENCED
For somo timo past thoro hns boon
consldorablo discussion in tho Edmonton Legislative Chambers relative to
n Fortnightly Wngo Bill, which many
of Its supporters woro under the lm-
prosHloii would shortly bocomo a pnrt,
of tho lnw of Albertn, Thoy, howovor, nre doomed to dlBiippoliitmont,
nnd tho method prevailing of paying monthly will contlnuo,
Tho following tolognim wiih rocolvod
JiihI. nn wo go to pross:
"Editor, District Lodgor,  Pernio.
•'For!nightly Wngn IIIII, nlsn amendments to Conl MIiioh Act, klllod
lu commit I co of wholo Iiouho.
tSlgnod)  C, M. O'llrion."
A-i *i niHiilt of tho request made by
II, A. Mucklo, of Edmonton, legnl re*
piTHontntlvo of tho U, M. W. of A„
whon lho Jury on tho Ilollovuo dlHnHtor
wiih Iniimnolloil, Premier A, L, Sifton
txa Htnlod thnt llio fiilloHt. Invontlgn*
'.Ion will ho mndo, nnd Attorno/ Conor*
i.l Mltrlit-.l Iiiih dnlo-,'itli.d MI.Minr-y
Campbell (McLoodl to acl on bohnlf of
tlio Crown nt llio ImnicHt whl-.-h will bo
hold nn Mondny, Docoinbor I'.ltli, Ah
n r.-Hiilt of thin luvoHtlgiitlon ll Ih ov
pected thnt a commission will bo appointed early in 191-1 for the purposo
of mailing a thorough InvoKllKii'Inii
Into tho condition of nil the* Albc-tn
mlnos, which lt Is earnestly to bo
hoped may obtain such data that mny
onnblo them to ndviso tho adoption of
rcmedlnl monsuroH whereby such on-
liimitloB an tho rocont one at Hollo
vuo may bo entirely obvIntoJ In tho
futuro.
THE BRITI8H ELECTIONS TO DATE
Tlio HtomllnoHK of tho olootoral, ko
miirkoil ulnro tlio polling bognn, wiih
furlh.>r mnnlfoHt nt Tuosdny's election,
lho rotuniH from which woro rocolvod
to-dny (WoiliioHilny), Tho -Ifl rofiiiltH
hIiow only two eliungoH from tlio ro-
turiiH of hint Jnuunry, Ono wont to
(ho UiiIoiiIhIh mul llio other to the Ln-
borlloH.     Tho totnlH \ycre*.
Govornment (Coalition)
CoiiIIIIoiiIhIh        K.V.l,.
VnioniHiH     ar.7
the Mtniiilliif. of llio pni-tk-ii on
Tliuri.il.iy ovhiIiikk was iih follow-*.:
LibornlH .,.,.'    210
Irlxli N'nllniuillHlH        (II
Ind. N'nlloiiiillHtH         9
.Lnliorltcii        in
Toinl     :ir.:i
TO LET—Two front Rooms, partly
furnished, for light housekeeping. Location: Uocri'iillon Ground, Dnlioii
Avonuo,     Ajyly "(.," Lodgor Offlco.
29-31
LOT with thron-riinniod House and
Shuck: $:iS() ciihIi. Apply, Box 1011,
Fornio. 20-:it
J. J. Kitchen, alias Owens, brought
up before Judgo Wilson this morning
on a charge of sienllng a trunk at
Michel, some weeks ago, was sentenced (o jail for 18 months. - The prisoner put up a most interesting story
in explanation of his conduct iu tho
mnller, nnd had it not heen for tho
fnct. Hint he wns nt thnt time living
under nn assumed name, It Is posslblo
Ihat. tho enso might, havo been-disposed of in a different manner. Wo
regret thnt luck of spneo precludes,,
further purllculnrs of this interest-
ing defense, Mr. Fisher nppenrod
for tho licensed, and Mr.' McTaggart
for the crown.
WANTKD--Situation ns Gonornl
■Servant or going out dny work. Apply, MIsh Shaw, j'lox 279, Fornio.
20-11
COLEMAN   POLICE   ASK
John Martin who wns klllod recently
by n fulling troo whilo nt work In
AndorKon'R Cump near horo, wns prnctlcnlly unknown, having only boon ln
tho ciimp uboiil n week boforo tho nccldont hnpponod. So fur lt hns not
been poHHlble to locate nny of lho
doceiiHod'H rolntlvoH nnd thinking thnt.
poHslbly .lh_H miiy cutch the oyo of
Homo of thom, tlio following Ir nil that
Ih known of htm. Ho was liollnvnd lo
havo boon working about 0 milos from
Brandon, Mnn., before coming lo
Colemnn; ho wuh Cnnndlnn born nnd
rnlHod, poHHlbly of Kroneh Cunnillnn
Ml nit-lion, nllhoiigh ho did not Hp'.uk
Iho language, Ago about 2,v>; IiiuiiIh
exceptlojiully Hiunll for a mun who
liml proKiininbly boon u manual worker
till IiIh life, lldglii, f- feet il Iik-Ih-m,
dark curly  hulr,    heavy    moui'tut'lio. j  7 	
Tl,*, only „|_._■,. of properly r.iun.l upon      »'!^V™",,",,, 'f».»1M1K,w "J""-1
........       .    .    Good lni-itllnn;  e.\c.i|l.>:il  linnic;  icni-.s
Kernle.
THE  POSITION   IN  SOUTH  WALES
At n mooting nf (ho Conolllntlon
Honrd held In Cardiff, lho ownorn
ngrocd lo concede a gonornl ndvnnco of
I Vi por coin. In wagos, raising llio on.
rem wage in iii'/i por conl,.over the
IS79 standard.
Xo chini-rn hns ns yel taken place ro-
gnrdlng thn illnpiiir-n in llm Jilinnddn
Valley and Alicnlnrc- dlKirlcis, nearly
Hil.iiOO miners helng si III on strike,
STRIKE   AT
LOS
ANGELES AQUF.DUC1
LOST,   KTOLKN   nr   STItAYKIl- A
largo  St.   Hei-niii'd   ling;   lilin.-k     und j .	
while, wllh white In-eiiHl, wel-alilm. I.'lil*     ,, ,.        . ,,,-,..   ,,,       .,
,,    , , , .. .  „ ii. !     lii'-'i-iil y ii    in*..'   talk  i:\ o    ng lho
IIih,   ago iilmi    2 ycni'H.     Wuh wear-  .        .      •       ...     , ,      n   ,
,„„    .. i.    i    ,. „ .    , .     bcin I ch iif(n fnrn ii. c.'itc-i't  iii'iuv   n
Ing    plain   leu hor  eo nr.      Auyo w ,    . ,    „..   ,,,.,.       ,,, ,    .   „
  !.       ,  , ..       ...      ...   ,     .ii'vclnl ii    How    no      wn Id lie   n 1 vo
iniuislilim Infoniiiitl'iii Unit  will lend j
In   Iin   recovery   will   lie  Hiillul/ly   ro- ■
wui'doil.      Two weeks llftel' iluie, uny
person  found redlining pohhchhIhii nf
I he   f](in   will   lm   pnmeciilcil
lliirdy, co. Li-dimr Officii.
K.ly
hlm wiih ii tlirccliliiilod II. linker Jack
knife.     Oilier pupei.H pleum- copy,
iiindunile.     AddrciiH. Ho*, -.v.:*
2tl-:it
there," Tin* nunhliliu-, linw-.vi.r, \<x
i not willinm li.-* Hliiulnw, 'I'lii worker
wim inu.-.i find ii Job illiipi'ii j'.'i- hi just
,hh likely in 1'iinl good ciiimo for kick-
j Iin; In C 'ul 11 Hi ii In ns he Iim in C-in.ui-i,
jevldeiui* of llll--, Is llm I'li'-I Unit ut -,l,i»
I'l'cM-iit Hnn- wui'iilii-.s lire In the lu-
Ihii* inn<:-. (Imi ilii-i'ii U u hii*il,,> iiii in
I it-, Aiii'.elt-i iiuidiii* i|ii> i,|iii,iliiii wiirli-
ciN.     The prli-i* id Ihiiii il .vu. huTi.us-
! e I,   |il|l   liii-lii-i*   \.li|;e.>j   U-f'I.V'.l,
Opposition
I'nltiitLtn
l
fnuii.
I niiliiliiii iiiiijniity .,,
;.;j <.... '.'j.-..,;i.</.*, ji i ti
'Mi
ICHINE8E THINK
I
MORNING AFTER THE EXPLOSION
BAGPIPES MUSICAL
i Consul Gcnci-iil S, S, KtinbciiHliiie
ili-.'uiiH nt TleutHlii tlmt the only for
;«-lgn mimic tlmt the ('hiiiopo ron-v-M.
i !
i|iii\_- ever hIio-.vii  any Intorcut   In  N i
itlie idilrling nf the  hiu-r-iliti.H nt  t»_«* ■
l I'liii'ioii lltKiilitiiilei h, when llu y v.i-tv
Mn  giirrlflnn  there  a  couple  of  yenrs!
'•ve.      lie  llierelnrc nilvtwsi un  imiii
j i-ii'iio concern thnl  lho marl:-*!*,    lm*!
'•I.H.-  InstrunicntN  Ifi  pra-rflrjillv  um '
fined tn foreign rc-ilrtcnlii. Home few i
iHimrtimonts hnvit boon sold t owc.ilitiy
; ii'Wir.ctA, but ■t>im\>\y at jiJm*-w, of fur-
inlfim*, there belli* no fcurhprs ot In-
j-ifrumcntal music for Chinese Ja-llca
land no clemrtnd for ih«n,
BRINGING OUT THE DEAD AT DELLEVOE ^^i*.-^ ^-.^iiT^LJSK^a^^^^a^^".-!. fetftg^a
xtrW«ai5EBfi5iS3aSaS6aEiit3
PAGE TWO
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. 0. DECEMBER 17, 1910.
♦ ♦
♦ COAL  CREEK   BY   174.        ♦
♦ ♦
I_;ist Friday afternoon while ut work
in No. 9 Sam Heney was knocked down
uy a fall of rock, and such Injuries inflicted tliut it was found necessary to
amputate   Ills  left   foot   on   Tuesday.
Bernard and John Caufield rendered
first aid before the unfortunate man
was removed to Fernie Hospital, -where
he   now  lies   in   a  serious   condition.
No. l' and Xo. 9 mines have been idle
since last  Friday.
Harry Kinprwood received such Injury to his right foot that he -will be
lie incapacitated from working for a
week' at least.'
The concert and dance held under
the auspicos of C.C.L. and A.A. was an
unqualified success.
The news which brought-anxiety to
many up here of an explosion at Bellevue was received by Superintendent
Shanks at 11.30 on Friday night, and
immediately he notified Inspector E.
Evans, who wns om- of iho'- first to
enter  the  ill-fated  mine.
Great sympathy was expressed when
the details of the terrible calamity
creating so many widows and leaving
so many little ones fatherless became
known.
John Ski iih is back from Spokane,
where he says tliere are hundreds out
of work.
J, H. Macpheiirson was Coal Creek's
delegate from (.hulstone Local at the
funeral of our departed bro titers- al
illairmpre.
♦ ♦♦♦♦•»♦♦<»♦♦♦
♦ '♦
♦ COLEMAN NOTES BY 22       ♦
♦ ♦
+  +-<0^.4>  +  '&.<»r<±4*-  +  +
Sir Jack Johnstone is the recipient of,
a .fi!:€-"ClirlsUnas present ln the shape
of a daughter, Never fear, Jack, the
pasture is good, likewise Uie rum butter, true to Cumberland. Mother and
child ..are   doing  fine.
The F.O.I-., elected for the next term
of office .1. Johnstone, IW.l'., W Smith
"W.l***., W. Thompson, V.l*., T. Urandon
secretary., Thc evening closed with a
splendid  Nocinl.
The T.O.O.F—The officers for the
term will be as follows: C. Dunlop,
P.O.; J, Swan, N.O.: J. Hadfield. .V.Gs,
11. M„ M'-Cloud. rt.S.; Cl. Benson, F.S.
There will be u good time at tlie Installation, witli a fine programme and
refreshments.
■Mr. Perdy Porter has gone* for a trip
to the old country. This Is had on
Percy, after such a short experience of
married life. It would liave been fine
to have made it a honeymoon trip.
■ The news of the Bellevuo disaster
was received In Coleman with something akin to consternation, and the
deep sympathy of the whole community goes out to (he relatives of the
unfortunate men who have lost their
liv<-f. In view of this recent .calamity
letters like the- one appearing i_i the
"I.tdger* some weeks ago by "The Man
in lhe Moon." are of ' exceptional interest, nnd should appeal to lho common sense ol" the mine workers of tho
Pass.
57>1
250
3C0
__!»4
165
139
559
the
wave of prosperity that would sweep
over the Koote.iay when the Hoss government was declared.
The ,drur_ store is now Hearing completion. This is the last place of
business that is going to be allowed
in   Mich >1.       This  is  on   the  Q.T.
Messr:. Harvey Wallace, Albert Allen and \Ym. Warren1 went for a sleigh
drive to the brewery. On their return
journey the horse, in some inexplicable
mannei. escaped from the shafts, and
thc boys had to do the journey home
On  fooi. v
The Scrutineers of the District, and
Internal lonal Elections are stiill hard
at il t.i-day (Wednesday), and will
not be able to give a correct report
until Thursday. The result of the voting at Michel is as follows:
For PreHldent
Powell    	
Uarringion  	
For Vicc-PrcMldcnt
Stubbs    ,	
Tupper    ."   	
Kvans   	
For   District   Hoard   Member
Krovenski ■	
Smith    .'	
McLean   	
The   result   of,, the   election   for
Board of Examiners is: W. Whitehouse
17, George Wilde 35, James Sharp 22.
Two children belonging to Mr and
Mrs Krol., House I ad, died this week
from diphtheria, one of them being
taken 111 on the Saturday and dying,
on the Sunday morning. Great sympathy js felt for the parents in their
bereavement.
Mr. Moses, one of the accountants
in the Cual Company's office here,
was out hunting on Tuesday last, and
reports that game was plentiful though
he did not get anything. Wm Yates
was more successful on Sunday when
he brotfght down a large ,iloe. Mr,
Terrian also was fortunalo in bagging two, which makes four for Pat this
season.
l-'or suitable Christmas Presents see
the Trites Wood Co. Their stock of
goods this season surpasses anything
that hns been seen in  Michel, yet.
<0--4-4>'4>4>'0<*-*>-fr-&&<y
* CANMORE *
♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦<■_
Messrs James and Brovey. International Organizers, havo been In town
for the past four days, rounding up
the boys and giving several meetlsgs
in the interests of the organization.
' They succeeded In adding some
thirty or forty new .members to the
present  membership  ot  this Local.
Tliey left on Monday morning for
Tlnnkhead, where they will hold a
mass   meeting   on   Monday   evening.
It is to be hoped tliat this Local
will receive, more attention from the
lHslrlet Officers in the future than tt
has done in'the past, as it is surely
needed.   .. ■ „ ,
on the streets and in the public parks
at night.
Miss Johnson, dean of the State
Normal school at Cheney, indorsed
the work , of the society' in her remarks, and said that the work would
be placed beforo the teachers nt
Cheney.—The, Daily Province.
SOUTH AMERICAN COAL
EXTItACT   FUOM
■QY-LAW    Xo.    3.
-V Iiy-lnw of the Town of O'einnn to
provide for License Fees nud the
grant of Licenses.
Rich Deposit Found in Peril and Elsewhere
,.■■.**«•*■■ ;7*j 7 777 ■::yy  -■    77"■"''"7.-?7:■♦
■'.■&■:.: r:r"r 'MICHEL»':N0TES..&:7V*-^
7-$*: ,,yyy-ryyyyy yr :-ry..yry .77 ♦
<$7>©*- ..♦:"*$>   ****>. *$*.'•<_►'  ♦•■•♦ ._♦;■♦..<►.
'y.7Tlic'e 'Hotel AN"'i.ezia7*\vas°* opened on
' Saturday night- last*•:and quite, avnum-
.■.-ber  of'-'.tlie*. boys  were, feeling jubi'ant
oh this account: ..;.".--*.'.■'': '■"■>' *■,*".;;*■ **.
' V T.' G, Harries. President of the Michel
L,oca),' M.'VD. McLean aiid, Robert ;Oakes
,, went to-Blairmore, to **. attend the :\,f une-
i-n.l of-.-■ the * victims,. of tlje". Bellevue
: disaster.     *.*•.-: *.■".?., *■.*■ v. _-■*,.  ,:■■■■■  ■ »._.-■   ■*■';■;..„,...
., Al fiert. Alia ha and Wm. ::,AVJirren are;
7vtsite_s'.itiri   town, from•': .:C6rl.l_.7'*.:■.* The
changes that have ;lieen* madevih this.
_''clty,_a.i-e quit*, a surprise,to" them. » -*.*
,':; Saci-ed-to. .the memory *Qf the Michel
^N^ws.,-vw1He.lv*;!'de'parted:fvfroni.-.:*us.; on the
3rd  inst....ri.l'tei-"f-a long period  of.gSick-
ncss. i*'.T.ho .jfunei-al of the JJcws.'.took
::pja(_e.,.;:..dl'": .-. I-Iosm.ei-,7 v: ;i:td 7,'was; very
■- well77at te.ntlea., 'by 7 ,ay* large.;*,, crowd
7fs ubscrip'tloTis fo*'the .intpen '7 We"•'Tear'n
■.•'•■'that?, the ■relatives _are* grief;; stricken,
,, and even: la Gourlay';gin;;fl-/.zes will not
*.fcoi!K'olfi::tl.o.in.---';*-;;;_-*     ':-.r:"?.';'.■;;'; "■• -■"v
7; _A-director's meeting. of*, the,.Elk Val-
"rV<*y:'<Brewing; Company; was held at Mr.
'.•Crahan's Hotel;on Tuesday ln,st, ..wlien
* the .■ following = were!1, presoiit:, -Messrs.'
'**. Gra)ia_.U78'l.eiu.iri_in> Pollock an,d '..Myers;
n..-   Mr. ,'S.Tit-agon;- ihe,■'(jonlftl. proprietoi.'
of the Queen's ■■•.Hotel,-;*■ Ferri!<._ was ■"&
.visitor, here" on,. Tuesday'of .this week.
... He ..was   accompanied   by .'his' friotid,
GeijrvcDorenbeekei-, Fernie cibar man -
. ufneturev:* ■*>:    ;.  ■ >■.-:■. ",,"""   ,.';.  -'-.'■'.■
A steam heating .apparatus  Is  being
.'Installed  -it-, the Great Northern:,Hotel,
■ 'whloh will bo a gi-Oat Improvement; on
the previous: method. * Other uroinl-
nent places are following this example',
One 'tiling, tliut 'is.lacklng. Is fin'■■electric'
.lighting olaiii," -Tl': this .were avail able
Ni'w>*Micliel "would he ono 'of the most
'iip-t.j-d.ito (-il.los of. tho,,West.   ■,.,,;
Mr.' Chas. 'Garner and niul riot'. Renre-
ta'ry, A, ,1. Carter; pa.Id a visit t<i Michel
■ on -iTtii'-siluy,, wliere thoy : uttem'li-d .a
speeinl*ine'eling: of   the   Michel   Local.
'     TUo Ttip Notclier, othoi-wlso ToiV-Tru)'
IGNORANCE ■ VaND "7 IMMpRALITY
SPOKANE.--Sex; education '.in "the
public--school* .course wa's* faVored'.by
Henry, B. /Dewey, in "his ^femarks,.: at
the "McKinley -- school;",during7i a - par-;
ents.„nieeting ..held'un'deft the* auspices
of the'.Spokane Society of Social and
'Moral7Hygiene7recently7:, - ■'., ''-°**.^ ■> r,
r ''This, subjestlmust be taught: in .the'
near future. 7saidfMr.7Dewey.:77The
only question at ^his. time is tlie manner, 'iii:-which: it shall tie.presented:*'to
theoschools* "?, It_wilt.become''partof,
the school course.' just the same:as .in-*
stniction in"agriculture,; ;y " ,■*.,;''■. .7.■ '■'.
7 :''T,l]e7subj?fctis'mot improper "which
deals7with; the'/relation of ,man -and!
^pmah.-xi'r^W.e^
tainly:,;is /high;.:time Ho sfind" tlie'/best
■niahrler^in iW.hich^lb'-; present /the:/sub-'
ject-;-!Wice iS'prevalent/fuid'uncheclc-'
ed.7: As:*"a".resiil. of-''the ighprance^qf-
The discovery of new rich deposits
of coal in Peru will largely contribute
to promote the economical development of that country, which is destined
to play a leading part on the Pacific"
coast-of South America. It is true
that coal is also found in Argentine,
Iirazil. Chile, but in rather small quantity, and*the quality being inferior to
that recently discovered in Peru.
Until now the entire Pacific coast of
South-America was dependent on England and Australia for its supply of
coal, a fact that contributed to make
navigation a rather expensive businoss in that region. The yearly consumption of coal of a good quality for
steamers, on the western coast of
South America amounts to approximately 1,500,000 tons, and as English
coal costs there about $10 and Australian $fl per ton, the advantage Peru
will gain by being able to supply
with coal the entire Pacific coast of
South America can be readily seen.
Important coal fields were discover
ed somo years ago in the vicinity of
Huancavelica and Cerro de Pasjco, as
well as at other places In the mountain region, but their exploitation did
not promise to.be remunerative owing
to the exceedingly high transport rates
to the coast, and in consequence the
coal'extracted there could, supply only
the mining and smelting establishments'located in the neighbourhood,
where it is greatly appreciated. The
Cerro do Pasco Mining Company burns
coal found on the land occupied by
'its own works. - The consumption of
coal by this company amounts on the
average' to 170,000 tons per annum.
- - The Mayor and Council of the Town
of Coleman  enact as  follows:
1. That no porson shall keep for hire
any of the chattels, or conduct, or carry
on within the Town of Coleman, any of
tho businesses or callings hereinafter
mentioned, or sell or dispose of * any
goods in connection with any such business or calling,, without having first a
license therefor.
2. That such license shall be issued
and—ranted by the Secretary Treasurer
upon the payment of the fees herein provided in respect of any such business
or calling.   *
SCHEDULE   OP FEES
3. The following shall be the businesses subjected to licenses with the
fees payable in respect thereof.
ItiiNiueNH Aununl |
Fee -
?-15.00
.1 UNDER THE BAN
A report purporting to come from
St.Rqniface, Man, is circulated through
tlie medium of the press that Archbishop Langevin has forbidden the
faithful of his flock from reading "La
Pa trio," "La-Presse,' "Le Canada," of
.Montreal, and "Le Soleil' of "Qu-sbeo,
and recommended instead "Le Devoir" and "L'Action Sociala" of Quebec.
ZAM-BUK CURES PILES
Maritime Magistrate's Case
the-,present;generation ■/mucKTSiseTy'
■and; suffering; wilUprevail in7he/fu-
'.ture.V-7-'' ■•': '*7 77;; 'y^^y-yr^yy^y'yy
7 The subject; has -never been, worked
.out: and .10 /years ago it would: have;
sheen considered-' aii impossible .■'•one,'-,, in
tlie public schools, "|At the present'I
do not know'/wlmf':■ points,",'"we want
ibiit as'soon as: th. subject is -taken \ip
by. more of the ihinking '-people tiie,
problem.;will soon: be' solved.7,■•'". '■■■/' :<
7,.'-f'.will agree that Din /subject*.has
-/■eeiirtabooed Ijv the. churclies/,.and
homos, and pit seems that'tiie time is
here when-: the/'teachers':.'.* must 7: be
trained/'so'flS' to /present these matters
in a scientific ntanner to the .children,".
.The remarks oi! Mr, Dewey' followed
the address given by. Judge Huneke,
„.,.,., ■■■_,.*....       , -who bitterly, criticized the immorality,
ih the main part duo ..to ignorance.
Ho ospeclnlly criticized tlio officials
j'or not..enforcing the curfew; law and
'Venezlu,"    /'ills .phono' No.  is  23,
11  Is   reported   -tliat   I'lliii iiclnl   diiTi-
. eiil'llns* Is, lho   (.rinse "Of   llu?   dc'tith-.o.f
the; "N'mvs,"     This   |s   rnth.ov  aiirprls-
Ing,''ns   it Is  only ,a lll.tlo" while since |*pn,i' ,,n,....l!l..i>* vniinn- i**..ni1t-r«v tn lotte.!
this shoet was fni-oiolling of Ihe,groat. |■l01 I.10''•'•-••"S young .emJUlon to loiiei
7*Mf./'&^E.t/Sanford, of /Weston, icing's
Co;*,; N.S7 a/^u'stice of7the Peace/jEor
tlie«county, and.ai Deacon ..of /the, .Baptist Chur;ch,;jn7Berwick7say,s: "IThaye
used Zam-1-luTTor piles ancrTOTTOTTT
splendid remedy.'  , It cured me.".*
Mr. Thomas Pearson, of Prince Albert, Sask., writes: "I must thank you
for the benefits I have received from
ilie use of Zam-Buk.. Last sumiaer I
had a fever, which left'me with piles.
i started to use Zam-Buk, and found,it
ptive nfe relief, so Tcontinued with it.
After "jsiiig three „or * four boxes it
effected a complete curd."
. Zam-Buk will also be found a sure
cure for cold sores, chapped hands,
frost bite, ulcers, eczenia, blood-poison',
varicose sores;' scalp sores, dngwora.
inflamed patches babies' eruptions,
and chapped places, , cuts, burns,,
bruises, and skin" injuries generally.
All druggists aiid stores soil* at 50c-box,
or post free from Zam-Buk Co., Toronto, upon receipt of price. You aro
warned ngalnst hurml'ul imitations
and substitutes, - See the-registered
name "Zam-Buk" on evory package
before buying.' 1
Auctioneers   	
Bagatelle, Billiard or Pool table
each	
Bagatelle, Billiard or Pool table
each additional   ';..
Real _state Agents (resident)
lloal Estate Agents (Transient)
Insurance   (Residents)   	
Insurance'' (Transient)	
Bowling  Alley,  first alley  or'
bed    .-	
Bowling Alley, each additional
alley	
Cab Hack, etc., not covered by
livery   license   	
Cub Hack, ench additional....
Circus, per day 	
Dray,   truck,: job   or   express
wagon, one horse ....'	
Ditto each additional
Ditto two horses
Ditto each additional
Transient or  temporary  team
per week'	
Exhibition   or   waxworks,   or
other curiosities, per day ,.
Dllto       each additional day
ITawker or peddlar per annum
Hotel	
Wholesale liquor license	
Ice Cream parlor, season
Ice Cream parlors, special license  per  day   	
Intelligence offices or employment agency  	
Petty chapman or other person
including book agents, going from place to place selling by.sample, cards, specimens,  or otherwise directly
lo the  consumer   	
Laundry '
Menagerie,  first day   	
Ditto       each additional day
Merry-go-round, per day  ....
Photographers   	
Restaurant or lunch counter .',
Livery, feed and sale stable..
Licensed opera houso 	
Transient trader per month..
Piano and organ agents, unless
local  representatives  	
Dogs   ..   ..:.'	
Hitches    .ft	
Milk Vendors 	
Butchers   	
Boxing or wrestling exhibitions,  per  exhibition   	
Theatrical . .Entertainments,
moving pictures or other
shows not otherwise provided for heroin, where admission fee is charged, not held
in licensed opera house' or
theatre, first performance ..
Each"additional performance
Monthly  	
Yearly ."	
17. Any person, persons, or association which shall transnut any business,
trade, or occupation, or profession for
which a license is required by this bylaw, without first obtaining such a
license, shall hy deemed guilty of the
violation of this by7law, aud shall on
conviction therefor, boforo the Mayor
ni- any Justice of the Peace having
jurisdiction therein, upon the evidence
of one credible witness, forfeit and
pay a fine not less than the nmount
which" undor this by-law heishall have !
paid as a license fee, but not exceeding
One Hundred Dollars for such orfence.
together with Abe costs of prosecution,
nnd license fee. and in default of payment of such fine mid costs., may be
Imprisoned for a*.y term not exceed-
' 11«~thirty days, and not less 'than ten
15.00
5.00
15,00
100.00
25.00
35.00
15.00
5.00
15.00
10.00
50.00
15.00
8.00
'_0.00
10.00
'1.00
25.00
■   15.00
50.00
■200.00
200.00
20.00
,.  5.00
25,00
750.00.
25.00
25.00
.715.00
"■10*, 00
75.00
710.00
20.00
,; 25.00
/25.00
.50.00
,1.00
-■2.00
25.00
7 25.00,,
■100.00
3.00
* "2.00
30.00
75.00
The
Original
and
Only
Genuine
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.
IMcd sls ets.f«l
slfflD'SLlNIMEHTC-ll
ii-'j—LIMITED---     «a
Beware of
Imitations
Sold on the
Merits of
Minard's
Liniment
August 6-11.
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oolenay
XX7ISII   tn iinnuiuu'L*- to Uit.ii* .siilntn'ihnrs
^    mid  patrons Unit  coniu'ction will lio
nilidi!  in  tin. noxt fi-sv ilnys wliiM'nliv 'lirec!,
_ I*
Ti'li'|il»uii(. (.oniiniiiiicntion may I'-n Iuul with
Bimnur's K i.i'ry, Sum I Point, (Jour il'Ali mio and
niln _• points iu tlio Statu of Idaho, also with
tho ..ity of Spohiini! and Humorous eitios and
towns in lho .Stato of Washington. This uon-
ni'otioii is lx.in-j; mndo with tho Uocky
Mountain Moll Tolophono Co., oftho U.S. and
our linos join theirs at Kingsgato,, 1 . (J.
Telephone ('ommuiiieauun west oi jYiujiu io
I{amii, \ alik anil Kinnate, l>. <J., will ho
established at the same time. In elloeting
thisoonnoetion with tho Rooky Mountain Hell
Tolophono Co,, wo nro enabled to plneo boforo
tin; people ol liiis ui-_ni.-,i, uim-.i. Tilvwhuhv,
communication with 2fl,000 .subscribers in the
city of Spokano alone.
Full Particulars and Rates may be had on
enquiry   at   our   office.     Phone   No.    1
-flays,-/;uftiesg .isucn-une   anu tTOsis'*'i*ijr
sooner ■.paid.5, *;• ..■/;..- *:'■';■'.*rrrrr^y-^yr- ■■/*■,:
;-2.0; ■"Any,.person "or persons suilty, of
an ■ .infraction ; or broach :of**a-. y of /tho
provisions"*•'01-'enactments ;gf this. ,by-
l^vil"n'*pt' herein/, or -otherwise provided
l'or",shall on/'e.onvtctton therefor hoforo
hny - *Polico MaKlstrate -/or /Justice-of
the 'posicerbavins:,'.nirisdlcUon within.
the,,; town; /forfeit 7 audi pay a /fine /'or
iics.fialty-. not .exceeding*, One';--Hundred.
Dollars5 oxeliisiv*-*** »of costs/for /each
;offcnce,,-and in .case.of.:noii-jmymerit, oj:
such//fine and "costs inflicted .for any
such':hrencbi'■ it shall:and: may be lawful l'ortiio Follce'MaKlstrhteor'.TiisliOR
of thi. Peace, con victim*-,- a/s aforesaid/to
cpmmlt the offondoi-,-*)!- offenders to.lip-:
prispnmonl • in . the- look-up house of
the-Town, if any, or in'tho nearest cojn-,
mon ,. ffoal, not /excecd'li.g thirty days,
wltli or with out ;liarCI labor, unless "i*i,uch
fine, and costs,/Including the costs of
committal arc1 sooner: iia1il..»
Dono and. passed In/Council this 29th
day. of November,  A.D.  5010. _ 7
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WE CARRY
'the best properties in* the city
that are , for sale, or to ' rent,
upon our books. ' ■ No matter
what you need, we can be of
service to you if it comes under
the head of
REAL ESTATE.
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We also solicit the care and rental of houses, stores ancl estates,
and exercise unusual interest in
looking after tliem.
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C. ,V. O., ,L.  L. D., D. C. L., PRESIDENT.,
ALEXANDER  LAIRD,  GENERAL   MANAGER.
PAID-UP  CAPITAL, $10,000,000.
RESERVE FUND, $6,000,000
SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT
Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits of $1 and
upwards! in this Department. Careful attention is given to
every account.   Small deposits are welcomed. . ,
Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons,
withdrawals to be made by any one of them or by the survivor. Full and clear written instructions as to who is to'
make the withdrawals should always be given to the Bank
when opening accounts of this nature.
FERNIE  BRANCH L.  A. S.  DACK,  Manager.
M. A. KASTNER,
Insurance and Real Estate
Imperial Bank of Canada
HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO
Capital Authorised ... .$10,000,000.00. .Capital Subscribed  .... $5,575,000
Ca-^tal   Paid   Up -.$5,575,000 -   Reserve Fund .£5,575,000
D. R. WILKIE, President HON. ROBT JAFFRAY, Vice-Pres.
.BRANCHES. IN   BRITISH COLUMBIA
Arrowhead, Cranbrook, Fernie, Golden, Kamloops,* Michel, Moyie, Nelson,
Revelstoke, Vancouver and Victoria.
SAVINGS DEPARTMENT
Interest'allowed on deposits at current rate from date of deposit.
FERNIE BRANCH GEO. 1. B. BELL, Manager,
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prioo is right
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Didsbury
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First class work guaranteed.
Drop I*} nnd convince yourself.
Razor Honing a  Specialty.
G,   RADLAND,   Proprietor.
(Lumber,   Lath, Shircgies,  Sash,  Doors
"TRIMMING"
,., has ii variety o£ meanings, but
you won't be "out of pocket" if
you invest .iu our excellent
'•Trim' for carpenters and build-
 _pyg _.__U___K_m _iilo_"l'_xmi_gel-icte.
and well    *
SEASONED   LUMBER
and  is  free  from  warpings  or
other    imperfections.      While
high quality .rules here   so do
low prices.
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HOTEL
Wm. Eschwlg, Proprietor
New and up-to-date
Handsome  Cafe Attached
OPEN DAY and NIGHT
Wo hnvo just clenred our summer stock out nnd now wo nro
ready to fit you np for the winter from head to foot. II.you aro
looldng for Iho futuro nnd Intend to riivo your monoy liurehnso
your goods from us. Wo havo just bought tho slock of Mr. Jamos*
Iladilnd and now wo nro curry inp a very lnrgo slock of Indies' and
gents' furnishings, Trunks niul ■ valines, In fnct, everything for
men, women and chlldron,
Our $1.25 Sweater Coats havo no equal, Our $1,75 Pen Anglo
Unrtorsulls hnvo lliom all boni on,
Our Suits nro just tho kind you need for stylo nnd durnhlllty.
Wo carry a largo assortment, of Hoots nnd Shoos, lho best selection tlmt monoy nnd brains cnn buy.
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Notlcn In horoby Klvrm tliat nftor
tlin oNplrntlnn of llilrly dnya from
date, 1, nnvlil IJckorMlcy, Intuml to
umily to tlio Honorable, tlio Clilof
(Ji-|iiiiiIhmIiiiii*i- of I.riinU, for iv IIcoiiho
to jiroflpcri for cual nnrt pi'lrolotim on
llm   fiillmi'lni*" it-ir-rllii'il   1,-iniIi   •vltnnfi'i!
wltliln lul Wi, armi|i 1, Kooti-nuy
lilntrlct,    Oommiini-liiK   .tit    n    pom
•il.'inti-il S/ifi tt-nt niu-lti fif tli<» fini-Mi.
wi-hi   rorni*r of  lot   1B«S, tin*tiro  north
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noiitli hO clmlnu, ttrit'nrn -iv<»t Hl> clinlim
to jilm-r of r.imiiiriir^mrnt, colilfilnltiif
CIO ucr. h mnld or li-M*.
l.DC-lteil    thli
1910.
,'Ttli   ilny   of   Otolir-r,
Ledger Ads Pay
DAVID KCKIIK.SI.KY, Locator.
I'rr Wm.  I'lf-iron,  Alffnt.
Wllrii-**—1«  A, Mtoiu*. id-<il
Bubucilljfil to lho "I'Utrlet U-dger.' THS DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE,0 B. C. DECEMBER 17, 1910.
PAGE THREE
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Explosion
Continued from Page 1
Gus Robo, married, age 32, leaves j ■ On Saturday evening Coroner Pink-
wife tnd" three children.      This    de- j ney, of Lille, empanelled the following
for he was the first in, and then after
he was knocked out, as soon as he
recovered, liothinf* would stop him
from'going back again, as he said "ily
place is inside, hoys, and I am going
to stay in just as long as I think I
can do anybody any good." (Here our
unknown hero said, "Whatever you do
don't mention my liiime, because if you
do, first thing Jack - Powell will do
when he sees;, mo he will give me a
swift kick In the seat of my pants.")
So far as Superintendent Powell is
concerned, he is recognized as one of
the ablest mining engineers in the
country, and it Is only fair to him
to state that he had only heen . in
charge of this mine for a few clays
prior' to   ths  accident. , ■•■
We have no compunction about paying tribute to tlio bravery exercised
by tlio different Individuals - that our
modest friend mentioned. We cannot
let the occasion jush' without mentioning David Rcberts o£ Coleman,' better
known as "By," to whose cool-hcaded-
noss and forethought the rescue party
undoubtedly owo their lives. Ho
it was who with Ed. Barnes, noticed In'the distanco by lho swaying to
and fro of the lamps that thero wore
some mon approaching hlm who were
fast being overcome by the noxious
fumes. He Immediately sent out
his partner, Ed. Dnrnes, who' rushing
into the engine house, told tho engi _-
. cor what had occurred in tho miue,
and he thereupon sounded the alarm
whistlo which was tho occasion of the
rumor, being circulated that a second
explosion had takon place. The purpose of this signal was to call additional aid from tlio town. Willing volunteers quickly" nished to the rescue,
thereby* preventliiR the death list being very sensibly Increased.
Thero were 46 men engaged in the
mino  at  the  time of  the  explosion.
Of this number sixteen managed to escape with their lives,,while the other
.   30   were  sacrificed  oif, the  altar  of
profit.      Below we  give  the  names
- and particulars ot the dead miners:
Italians
Mike Gera, single, age 40.
Peter Gera, married, age 45, leaves
wife.'
Joe Bonato, married, age 37, leaves
wife and 3 children.
,   Frank  Robertl, married, .age   _ 35,
leaves wife and 1 child.
Bruno   Tripodi, married,   age*     io,
leaves wife and C chiid-.en. - -
,.M. Quintillio, single, age 31.
"Antocilo Quintillio, married, a»-3 3S,
-■ leaves wife and 3 children.
■   Antonio Jfarlinl, .Ingle, age'23.   ._"
John _n_-so;_ii)glo, ago 19.■"■
 S    D'li.l-i-'filp,   sl-lP-ln    aw   10
■Sam  Cimmettl,' married",   age     3C,
leaves wife and 1- child.*       - * *     ;
Finlan  .*.•.
*   Peter ""Paul,  married,  age  25, leaves
a young widow and 1 child.' ^This man
was   the  president  of  the   Bellevue
.Local, and his remains were sent by
' that body to "Welsh,  near  Medicine
Hat, Alta., whero his nged father and
mothor  reside,    His  widow  accompanied the remains to the home of the
deceased's parents,
prives the local of another officer, as
PvObo occupied the., Vice-President's
chair;
Hans "Wellberer,  married,  age     50.
leaves wife and 3 children.
"*-,-August Ountock, married, 27, leaves
widow. ,
Charles   Lehti,   married,    age    43,
leaves wife and i children.
John  Ulvinen, single,  age 2S.
Vaino - Kuricimen,  single,  Uge  "4.
Andrew Saari, married, -ige r<0 leaves
wife and 4.children.
Herman' Teppo,   married,   age     32
leaves wife and 3 children,
leaves wife and 3 children.
Tliis last named was a pit boss, and
when found was, surrounded by 18 of
his fellow workers, whorii it was evident he had gathered together and
was leading on towards the mouth
with a view to. their salvation, so that
evidently he gave his,fife in his efforts, wliich were unfortunately without avail, to save his comrades. Ho
had been engaged for several years
with the company, and had gradually
worked himself by dint of perseverance and hard study to the* position
of responsibility which he held when
death overcame him.     , j
Slavonians
'   J. Drevenski, married, ago 35, leaves
wife and 1 child.
Mike Serezupok, single, age 27.
John Bodner, married, age 29, leaves
\vife-_aiul 2 children.
Gus Kindiatystyyn, .married, age 42,
leaves wife and 2 children.
•  John Doskoe, single, ago 30.
Mike Konnan, married, age 38,
leaves wife and 2 children. This man
was a member of the 'Mednoty," a
Slavonic society,* but we did not learn
to which lodge he belonged.
Josyf P. Belgun, married, ,age 35,
leaves wife and 3 children.
Albert Beigun, married, age 32,
leaves widow.
We may say in explanation that the
difference in spelling between the
timekeeper's books as shown by our
first report and the way in which they
are written abovo, is due to the fact
that in the first instance they were on
the Company's pay roll as near as the
English speller could pronounce them,
whereas the above names were practically all taken from the roster of
the Bellevue Local, U.M.W.sof A., and
secretary, James Burke..,
The following will ever remember
the fateful 9th day of December, and
the close call'tliey had from the Grim
Reaper, who so ruthlessly garnered
in so many of their co-workers. Out
of a total of 46 who went bright and
smiling to their work on that ever
eventful Friday afternoon those sixteen alone escaped.   *
as a jury: •
Sam Fisher, A. McKinnon, Thomas
Burnett. G. Walters, Albert E. Cameron, Phillip Hunt, •
. After the usual-formality Albert'Cameron was selected as foreman. This
done,' H. A. Mackie, of the firm of.
Cormack and Mackie, of Edmonton,*
said that he was the legal representative of the United Mine Workers of
America, District 18, and that in consequence of'the necessary amount of
labor, that would be entailed in this
instance, he would ask that the government should appoint a duly qualified
stenographer to be sworn, and that
he would furnish copies of the evidence to, the coroner and each of the
jurors, Ho also informed the body
that request would be made to the
crown that a representative thereof
should bo in attendance at the inquest,
and sent a telegram to,His Honor C.
It. Mitchell, Attorney General, at Edmonton, of which we append below a
copy:
'    "Bellevue. Alta,
Dec. 10th, 1910.
.«     Hon. C. R. Mitchell, Attorney General. Edmonton, Alia.
Re Bellevue Mines Accident.—Wo
would deem it a favor if the crown
were represented at tho Coroner's
inquest to bo held hero on Monday,
the 19th.    Please reply to Bellovuo.
(Signed) W. B. POWELL,
President, District 18, U.M.W. of A.
Tho Coroner and jurors then proced-.
od to the wash-house whero at this
time were lying 27 corpses, and recognition of each individual was effected
'by the assistance of Secretary James
Burke. It was then decided that tho
inquest should be held on the dato
above mentioned, viz., Monday, December 19th.
E GREAT TRADERS ofthe GREAT WEST
Lethbridge, Alta.
The Choicest Lines Very Carefully Selected
Each Hamper is packed to carry safely in a specially
made box, handsomely painted and supplied with a hinged
lid and fasteners.   Prices are f. o. b. Lothfor-icige.
A. Pynno.
J. Bassino.
R. Emmerson..." .,
C. Ozust. -.-     .*-,*'..
Harry' Fisher. . _*_
Jarires"T,ord.     (Re-eivea~sev"ere_in*-"
juries to his head, but .when last heard
of.was*progressing favorably.*
N. Nichforl.
Joe McGough.
Fred Heal,
Andrew Matson.
Nils Macki.        "  *
Isaac Hutton.
D. Hutton
V. Dubec.
Arnold Varley.
Fraser Patterson.
The arrangements of--* the funeral
of the minera slaughtered in the Bellevue disaster were exceedingly well
■ executed by the various committees
under the able guidance of Clem
Stubbs, Vice-President, and Jas. Burke
Secretary of tho Bellevue Local U.
M. W. of A. '    .     '   '
' Seven of the Slavonian* brothers
were interred on Monday at Passburg, Father Lajatte conducting the
funeral service of the Catholic Church
to which all of the deceased members
belonged.  '.
A large concourse was in attendance.
Tuesday twenty-one of the unfortunates were buried at Blairmore and
over a thousand people attended to
pay' the last tribute of respect to
the departed. The burial service of
the U. M. W. of A. was read at thc
graveside of tho Finlanders and addresses in.' the native tongue were
also delivered by their ' sorrowing
comrades.
Six of the men were buried in the
Catholic cemetery as they were adherents    of    that  faith,   and  at  the
.svtii-i -i_-_~.nl *' *__. ■*"* * -fit -I »/»ml_m _I_-\11 _>ftt*>1M_fl_nC___.
5ia VUaiUC—*UL Ill-C  1 'ClLlll-'.tllUV.J. 13-Ol-T i-O-wW-
were conducted by Rev. T. D. Jones
of Bellevue, Rev. Murray'of Coleman,
and Revs. Langlois and Hunter of
Blairmore.
In addition to.large representation,
from the U. M. W of A., practically
all the locals along the Pass sending
delegates, the members of the F.O.E.
and' other societies -were numerous.
The remains of John Doskar, the
last body to be brought out, was Interred on Wednesday.
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1 IIiiiIhoii'm  liny Sped ill  Nalivo
1 IIimI.miii'm  Hny Cutiiwl.ll  „
1 HihIniiu'm  Hny CliiB*'oi-   Wine.
1 IIiiiImiii'k liny Cliircl
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HAMPKIl Xo. x-r.n—IMUCK S-1.00
(Weight   30   pounds)
t IIiiiIkoii'n liny Brandy
1 Hudson's Bny Claret
1 IIuiIhoh'n lluy Port.
1 IIihUoii'h Hny Old   Rye
1 IIiiiIhoii'm liny Sherry.
1 HudNon'H Bny Scotch.
6 bottles
HAMI'BIl   No.   X-SO—I'MllCE   *n.50
(Weight   50   pounds)
2 lludNoii'n Bny Old Itye
2 IIudHon'si Bay Native Port
2 IIuiIhoii'i. Bny Catawba
1 HuUwou'h Mny Pale   Brandy
1 HuiIhoh'm liny Tom  Gin
1 IIudnnn'M. Bny Scotch
1 IIiiiIsoh'h Bny Claret
1 IIiiiIhoii'm Bny Ginger   Wine.
1 California Wine
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1 l'Iiitl.Non"N Iliiy Pale   Brandy
1 Hudson's*liny*Demeiara  Rum
2 IIihIhouN*1 liny 5-year-old   Rye
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1 Hudson's.Bny Niagara  Port
■1. Hudson's Bny Malt' AVhiskey. ,
]  Hudson's Bny Niagara   Catawba
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1 "huiI.soi-.Vhii>- Old -Highland   Scotch
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1   Hudson's  liny l-'im-st  Special  Sherry
1   Hudson's  lluy Specinl    Scotch,
1  Hudson's liny Special   Irish
1  Hudson's liny Special   Itye
1  Hudson's liny. Kxtra   Brandy.
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1 Hudson's
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Bny Special   Native
Hny Holland Gin
Buy Jamaica Rum
Buy Ginger  Wine
Bny Old   Port
Buy Old   Sherry
liny St.  Jullen  Claret
Hny Pale or Dark  Brandy
Buy Old Irish
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1 Hudson's Buy Old Pale Brandy
1  Hudson's Hny Old   Irish
1 Hudson's Hny Finest   Old   Sherry
1 Hudson's Hny Finest   Old   Port
1 Hudson's Hny Jamaica Rum
1 Hudson's Buy Ginger  Wlno
1 'Hudson's Hny Club  Claret
2 Hudson's Hny 7-year-old Rye
1 Hudson's Buy Cherry   Whiskey
12 bottles       a
HAMPER   Xo.   >.-<._—PRICE   $11.00
(Weight   50   pounds)
1 quart Pom'mery Extra Sec.
1 Hudson's Hny Finest Old Port
1 Hudson's Bny Finest Old Sherry
1 Hudson's Bny Special Rye
1 Hudson's Hny Special   Scotch -
1 Hudson's Buy     Booth's   Tom   Gin
1 Hudson's Bny Finest  Pale  Brandy.
1  Hudsou'H Bny. Finest 'Dark- Brandy
1 Hudson's Bny Special   Irish.
1 Hudson's Buy Jamaica, Rum
~l^iiriisoi.'^BiTy'"-at"rrdeif!r"Wine_""*—'	
1 Gordon's  Sloe  Gin   •
12 ■*> bottles"
- Throe 20-acre Tracts,' of
which four acres on each
are -improved, on Lake
Front and located where
tliere' is' good settlement.
Price per block §1500 and
at terms to suit purchasers.
This is a chance for anyone
intending to make a home
. for himself at once.
Joe Grafton.
P. O. Box 48
Fernie     " -       B. C.
H.L, BISSONNETf E
Veterinary Surgeon
A Missouri judge lias granted a policeman a divorce' because his wife--
the policeman's—not the Judge's, had
aiid Inordinate fondness ' for porterhouse steak. Can you beat this?
The .average   policeman's   salary is
away abovo the coal miner's, and if
we develop,the lilting for porterhouse
steak it may constitute-a valid reason
for divorce if our. wives see fit.—United Mine Workers' Journal.  ,
Galls promptly, made, day or, night
and satisfaction assured
Office, Fernie Livery.
Fernie. B.C.
The   Very   Best   Investment   on   Earth
tself
Homeseekers
n
Am you a homoKeokor, or arc you
KookinR n safe ami profitable, investment in lho district oi! tlio fuUiro, will,
sprinuillio whole yoar round, soil of in-
oxluuiH.ib.le fertility, crops growing
overy month in tho yoar, anil transportation nt your very door to tako your
products to all market..; whoro thero is
a fine ocean harbor, and whero grows
everything eatable necessary for tho
country.
THE HEALTHIEST LOCATION
IN THE COUNTRY
Whoro you will   got  well  on   tho
elimatOi
, Whoro medicino is unnecessary.
Whoro thero is plenty of rainfall and
heavy (lows,
When* tho coul air from nearby
niounlniiiH causes rainfall every month
in tlm yoar.
Whom you arc nt the Coast.
Whoro yon do not need to irrigate
Whore you aro near the deep water
poiiis.
' WJiir-y ll.j- I'li-usliiiD M'.'i br(-/i"*. make
lifo worth living.
Whore it rarely freezes.
Whoro there are no winters, cyclones,
blizzards or tornadoes.
.,, ,i ,i
Vl 1HTU "ilii*; Inu'v'ii-Vi-. immiii v.-.*..;»  ..■-.mm
in tho year.
Wlioro you can wear tho same kind
, of dollies com fort ably all tho year
round,
Where you farm every month in tho
year.
Wlii-ro you savo more than you can
mnko Mnnl*waid.
Wlioro thc tide of imigration is rapidly goiiijf, and land values are rapidly
risiii(|.
Where the bind will yield anything
pf-unl to nny part of the country.
"Where sunstroke is never known.
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SMALL INVESTORS OPPORTUNITY
Market uulimitvd; soil most, fertile;
diuute ideal; iiiuUHcnuni cliiintialc.il;
proiliicc i'ioiii I'lillivutiM' lo cuiitomor
without inli'iiiii-diiiry. The proximity
tc» Un* pritifipa! cons! rififs of tho prn-
x'uxof I'urnishi's lhe best possiblo mar-
lii-lf*. T/*.*iiiSj'Mi*l.'ilii'ii f.n-ilitieji iiiicx-
<wUo<\.
Apply to Ownor
A.  CROWSTON
Branch Office, Roma Block, Fornio, B. C.
Headquarter8, 1537 Third Avo. W.
VANCOUVER, B.C.
LOCATION: in the midst of mining,
IuihIh i*iii'„' aiid iilln-r li»i*|..i- iiii|ii-.'riiN,
which afford  larire  rcmuin-riiiivi' i-m-
pliiS ini'iil   lo tin' iciMii'i'ii uf Miiii'i'i  i'iiriiiN
in  iim curly singes nl' their develop-
llli'Ilt.
TERMS: in per n-nt ensh*, b;diin<-e
.ui termx to "-nit iIn* pureliascr. N'"*1
F.VTKI.'KST OV I'N'JMH) )t.M,.\\('l-:
Homeseekers
Where you do not work six months of
euch yenr to keep from freezing and
starving the oilier six months.
Where vi'geialiiui i.s so strong and so
rapid ns in nsiuiiisli any KiiMcriier,
Where five or ten acres pul in fruil
or vegetables, nr I'oiillry, will make a
fort une.
Wlien; waler is soft, pure, and plentiful.
Where ralllesnnkes are unknown.
Where you enn live in a summer bouse
surrounded by flowers, fruils and ferns.
Where there are prneiieally no taxes,
Where "it is so healthy Unit people
rarely die except from old age.
Where lung trouble, catarrh, bay
fever, asthma, bronchitis, rheumatism
und all Hn- ills of variable'I'liinitles are
prneiieally unknown.-
Where ymi will |i\e ten year.-, longer.
Where ymi work less and obtain
more thnu in any older place on earth.
Where your bind yi-'bls enormously,
and freight rales are nnl necessary.
W'Ium'h llif.vii ii- llm Iwn-l rik-lii»ii» 'Mul
lllllll iill.'.
Where all the industries are nearby,
Where gi'eal opportunities are lying
dormant. f
Kverynne buying mu- ni' these farms
oi- lols lH'cniiri"- I'm- the 1'ultire and nbl
a ■_.'<'.
Labor  i«  )In>  foiindnlion  of wealth,
but without  its pr eds invesled you
will toil nu lo the elld. Hn not miss
the opportunity. Tbe only difference
between   rich   nud poor is one' nf in-
* i-Vi Iiii 111.
A farm iu lhe country, and at the
dour nl llu* cil>,
Tn be sold in smnll parcels of from ."1
in 10 iii-r«-N ;il ti-nns to vuit the pur-
i-haser.
Praetically all the water front i-i a
cl.'Uii   bed  lit   low   11'l'-. zs&rzTsz:
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PAGE FOUR
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FESNIE, B. 0. DECEMBER 17, 1910.
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Published every Saturday mtraiag at its office,
Pellat Avenue, Feraie, B. C. Sutescriptiwi $1.M
per year in advance. Ax exoeflemt a4vertisiiig
medium. Largest circulation in't_e District. Advertising rates on application. Up-to-date facilities
for the execution of all kinds of book, job and
color work. Mail orders receive special attention.
Address all communications to The District Ledger.
J. W. BENNETT, Editor.
Telephone, No. 48.
Postoffice Box No. 380
ALBERTA'S GREATEST DISASTER—
THE BELLEVUE MINE EXPLOSION
ON Saturday morning a report reached town of
another of those frightful colliery disasters
seemingly indissolubly associated with the coal mining industry. Wc use the word "seemingly" because, although realizing that to, eliminate all accidents is not possible, we do know that it is undoubtedly within, human scope to decrease , very
sensibly the fearful toll of life and limb that is
exacted in the production of fuel on this continent.
The fatuous boast of newspaperdom, echoing the
reactionary and grossly materialistic thoughts of
the dominant class in present, day society, screeching]}' proclaim "Prosperity and Progress,'!, but
their interpretation thereof is essentially narrow
and sordid, and limited to a very small percentage
of the community in whom egoism has reached
superlativeness.
The vast difference between the mortality of the
toilers under thc earth, on the European and on the
American continent, has called forth comments
from writers, but despite their iterated and reiterated statements regarding the subject, there is no.
appreciable change effected. To accomplish* the
object desired will necessitate not only the stirring into action of public, opinion, enlightened
through the medium of the labor press, but a strenuous determination on the part of those immediately
-involyed-to-refuse-absolutely-to-enter-these-death-
. traps and incur the risk of immolation of themselves and the consequent misery to those dependent upon them for support.
Let us cease from generalization, and deal exclusively with the Bellevue .catastrophe, the worst
up.to date in the aiinals of Alberta.
The following is an extract from the report that
appeared in our issue of November 5th, under the
caption of "Fortunate Explosion—Nobody Hurt—
Material Damage^Only,"
"On Thanksgiving Day an explosion occurred
in No. 1 Mine .... The cause of the explosion
has not yet been ascertained, but,it is very signi-
., ficant that the fan was stopped ovei" Sunday,
which would no doubt contribute to the mischief. It has of late become quite a practice to
allow the fan to remain idlo over Sunday,,and
as there is only one fan for No. 1, the mine must
of necessity fill up with gas."
"It is interesting to note that there are only
two outlets to this mine, Nos. 45 and 81 chutes
respectively    The distance from No.' 81 to
the face of the. entry is approximately 2.450 feet.
The fan, which is of the "Pusher" type, is located some few hundred feet from the mouth of thc
mine and is approximately two and one. half
miles from the face bf the entry."
We would call the attention of our readers gener-.,
ally, and those versatile pen artists of the press who
fuel it' incumbent upon them, regardless of .their
ignorance of mining,engineering, to attribute the
blame to the carelessness of the miner, as they pass
judgment of an unthinking mind, that in the explosion above referred 'to there was nobody inside the
mine at the time, hence it could not have been
"the recklessness of some foreigner striking a
match to light his cigarette or pipe." These corporation-hypnotized sycophants, if not utterly devoid of a scentilla of analytical acumen, are urged
to examine the following FACTS, which are a matter of record and not surmise.
An explosion takes place on Thanksgiving Day,
when there 'is not a single human being within
the mine.
Now read the copies of the communications which
passed between Bellevue and Edmonton.
Bellevue, Dec. 3, 1910.
J. F. Stirling, Provincial Inspector of Mines,
Edmonton, Alta. .
Bellevue Miners' Union desires the presence of
the Inspector immediately. "
s     (Signed) JAMES BURKE.
Thi? Genuine Rogers
Orange Spoon FREE
-Save I'd "Sunkist" Ornnee (or
Lemon) wrappers and send them
to us; with 12c to pay char_.es,
etc., and we will present ynxi Willi
a genuine Rogers Orange Spoon,
ot beautiful design and highest
Quality.    Begin saving, wrar,
pjrs today. SendI2"Sunkist'*
wrappers and 12c for each
aiditioual spoon.
Iaromlttinfi, ploi^ORPii'lnsh JV/Vj,
>_>,_) h.'Ui, *>   i.-u  if. ... ,       	
wh.-u tlio iimbunt is low ii--"* ft;W.packing, shipping and selling,
tc nioispy /?-»>' They gracla and selec
' Edmonton, Dec. 3,1910
James Burke, Bellevue, Alta.
For'what reason is Inspector required at Bellevue.     Wire immediately
(Signed) JOHN STIRLING,
Provincial Inspector of Mines.
'£lc; oa -imnuuts ubo\
_ rofor i-ostnl   nntc, ....
order, ei:i*r_s order or Uwil.
tiruft.
"■A**, will ho pliid l-ot-(-"U
yoa coini'lelo livti*f vi*iii«
iihlo promiuinB.    Wo
honor hoch  "Saakict"
_mil "Red ..all'' wrup.
Itcrd lur pre_iu__.
>■-■_.*■■ The oranrre is the most
iy/   luscious aud healthful
fruit.1' California excels ia
.qunlityof oranges. The
bast of the California
oranges arc now
packed in individual
wrappers labeled "Sun- gg,
kist;"
Five thousand orange farm
ers in California do their own
lect. their crop
into "firsts," "sccor.ds," etc.   The
firsts are fancy, tree-ripened, hand-picked, seedless, fibrelcss,  thin-skinned oranges—every individual oraugo a. perfect spochnen of.the finest variety
of oranges.   They ere nofonly mora healthful and1
more palatable than other oranges, but they are actually cheaper, for they are nearly all meat aud nourishment.   £
Your dealer sells'"Sunkist" Oranges.   Ask for them.   F
You wi'.l know tliem by the lis-.uo'p;.;xr w.-iip- J
per in which each "Sunkist" Orange is A*%3.«,^/> |
acked.   On the wrapper note the label, ^ Wl! ft. £_£ ■
"Sunkist."    Keep all the wrappers. ^§^MJ**k*f
They are worth money to you. ft^-s*$?
_ fBest California Lemons gffjg^
rCome in "Sunkist" Wrappers ih&ftf
'/ You cnn Judce lemons by the "clothes" tlmy wr*ar.  If   ^^s'ft.**-.
,.,.,,   they we.-ir  Sunkist" wrappers they uio juicy mil [.nod,    **»
"'* for they (ire not thiclc-ikinned or pithy. They aro just tis lino
"Sunkist" Oranges, and their wrappers are equally valuable
'CALIFORNIA FRUIT GROWERS' EXCHANGE
(SI) 105 KING ST. EAST, TORONTO, ONT.
Great   Northern Ry.
sions
From Fernie to Toronto and Return   $64.35
From      " Montreal   "       " 69.35
From      " Now York " 80.35
For further particulars mako application to
LOCAL OFFICE, G. N. RAILWAY
Bellevue, Dec. 3, 1910.
J. F. Stirling, Provincial Inspector of Mines,
Edmonton, Alta.
There is gas in considerable quantities in the'
mine since explosion.        '. .
" (Signed) JAMES BURKE
. ; Edmonton, Dec. 4, 1910
James Burke, Bellevue. ..'
Your wire received. Have instructed Inspector Heathcote to make investigation at Bellevue immediately.
•■-- (Signed) JOHN STIRLING,
_T_he outc.om.e7_of_.these_t.elegram8_w.as_a„vi8it on
JEFF
December 7th, and concrete evidence of this is posted at the mouth of the mine on a notice which
reads: <* ,■/
'' This is to certify that I, Elijah Heathcote have
examined No. 1 seam and found the timbering, ventilation and general condition to be good, and did
not find any gas present."
(Signed) ELIJAH HEATHCOTE,
Dec 7th., 1910.
„ The above, given by a government official, who
is supposed to be duly qualified, is in plain language, and informs both miners and officials of the
company that the mine is safe, yet, within 48 hours
an explosion occurs and 31 men are hurled into
eternity!
Tho layman must be forced to thc conviction tliat
gns does not recur, spasmodically nt such short in-
tcrvnl-s ns above quoted, viz., Dec, 3, gas! Dec, 7tli,
no gns; Dec. Oth, EXPLOSION!
Xmas. is Near
Christmas, is now approaching. Suitable presents now
on view, pall and see them.
"Spewai^fteMioT^is^i-fennto
Out-of-town Orders.      ;
We have the Presents
K-.
The CORNER JEWELER
Victoria Ave., Fernie
i _ '   '
J
REFORM IN OUR CONVENTION
Hay City, Midi.
December 1st,
Kditor Mlno Wor'tort*' Journal
I notico Homo of Uio writers, nro bur-
KOBtliifj- ways whoroby tlmo niul ox-
pernio inlKlit. lio hiivo In linldlnR our
convention. I think II. In » njiostlon
of much Importance nml uliould ho
Klvon a wont, donl of eoriHlileriillon hy
tho minors of tho orwinlzallon, T think
JDrotlioi' O'l.onry in iiIoiir tho rlRht. lines
nnd Mr plun kuIIh nm iih fur iih It
rooh,' lmt 1 would llko'lo Hon Htlll moro
of ii dniiiRo tlmn lio HUKK-nHtH,
N'llW  WI!  llllVll ll  (llilliKlltloll  (if KOIilO-
wlioro nlioiit. twelvo or thirteen hnn-
(1 rod iitti'iidliiK our convention, Ih
tlieio aiiy Ktui'- imtkoii who Ik'Hl'Vch
Hint iiiiiiuint of d'-li'iailoii i-nii trniiHiiet
' IjiisIiii'Hh In ii IniNlnoH Mro wny?     1/
Another will nay thnt won't do; you
nilKht. n;ot, thom all olocted from ono
end of. tho district. I want to say
tlmt If we wnnt. to mnko p chango
nloiiR this Uno and want t.o ho honest
with each othor It won't he much,of
a job to work out the doUtlri ho thnl
tlio doloRnloH would ho turn I, fi*om dlfforont. pnrtH of the districts, Thon
lho lornls throughout, the country
could send thoir resolutions direct to
liPiidqunrtoi'B nnd thoy could ho turned
over to tho convention whon wanted.
I think Oils Ih a ruination thnt Hhould
bo. Marled ii(;ht at. lhe locnl mi-cUii.,*-*
nm] wo should hnvo hojiioIIiIhh Io
work from, 1 would llko to roo some
of you writ orn who nro hIi-oiir on koI-
tlllR lip l-OHfllllt Iohh rIvo uh HOniOtlllllR
nloin; this lino, 1 would llhc to hco
every locnl ihnt hpuiIs n doloRiito lo
Hu; crnivoiillini  Itisli-ticl   llu-iii to volt*
MINERS   DESIRE
QUALIFICATION    LAW
,..,,.. ,.   , .,     ; for or iikiiIiihI   what  thoy inny have
llshoilliMiiippciiUiniHomocimvonllon;,,,,. I(1,lh|l,„|,|l|ml „„ „„„• „,.„„;,„,„„„, j
llir-n lho HiU'ci'HH or falliiro cimiiot ho |
lnl'l nl llu- llinn* of llu- olTli-lnli-i or iin I
ii   fow of  tlio ildi'i-iiii's, hut   will   lie I
wiih i'oiii|in.HCil of nil liilkcru who In
nlnii-il on lalliliiR on ovory ipionllon
tliui ciiiiio up llioy novor would j.ot.
Ihnnii.'h. Now, l-m't ll n fuel tlinl iho
I'll'-lni-'!; niul 'A nil-, of our (-niiv.-iillniiH
or nny nilii-r i oiivt'iiiinii for ihnt iiiiiitor
In done hy li few. All of Uio llii'-ort-
nm IuihIiu'sm I*; liniiillctl liy I ho vnrloiiH
coiiiinillci-i   mul    I   lliilik   -«-\ rli-lr'llllul
of Uu- ivoiIt In npprovi-il hv tho convention,
N'll'.V    I    Wlilllfl    lllvO   III    I.I-    llll*    l'l|i|;,l|> I
1ullii»i i Ii:iii,-.-i-iI In roi'in'il in iioiidlin* do-'
h'l.nics io it mil If mul i-oiivonllnn, nnd I
Ilii-  Pn"   'tt"   'i|-(-  doU'i'ini'  f""  ovow
two t|i(iii-.iiinl or frnoiioni-l purl  to ho
oh (led   liy  tho  dMrlei*   thnt   vvonld j
i:i\i-  iii.Miiii  ::.  t.-.<»_    di-i'.ioi.  v.'.,
tli|ii,v-fl\o or  forty, nud  hi mi;   *lint
wtiiili] hi- oiih-ldo of ill.'.lrli-t pro-.ililciiti:
1 iiliii'dl  Hhi'i'i)
: iv lo i pny Uio hill,     ('mini on now, Ihi.vh,
; f.i-i ini:i.\'.    Hood tho iipiH-nl of Umi hor
'i'l •■i-ry. Ilonrkf-ii io whnt tin- t*d|ioi-
| "old n uliin-i tlmo ni-o. thnt the con-
i M-nilnn wnn ii.-lilm. i'o Iiu-ro liouii'lhliiR
;woiiM hn\o in ho dono, There muni
! ho n i*1ihiiro Mioncr    or Inter.     Why
not  now','
Th" mint in ni',! v.di'KluR Kteady hero
in lho proiioni tlmo, hut wo mill lmvo
iin- mine ot<t ((Jiiipliiint, n very slow
. i   i I i i • i • i   ■'    11 ■> i ."i   .' ■*- f    i, >   11 ■' i k i    iii     imii*
■lllllllt   fou i- lui-lies of tlm hoiiullfiil  to
The onnctmont of a minors' qualification law, piUtornotl aftor statutes now
in forco in IHIiioIh and other ntntos,
will ho urRcd hy labor orRanl/.atlons
at tho coming session of tho Indiana
legislature The proposed law would
I'Miiovo Inconipotont and uiiskillod
minors from all Indiana mines, the primary objoct being to minimize accl-
ilontH caiisod by lncompotont workmen,
Labor lenders who uro net Ivo in
furthering luglslntlou for hotter eon-
dit Ions for workmen, II wuh snld
rocont ly, uro oxpoctod to nld lu bring*
Ing the bill before lhe next general iik-
Hemhly und it Ih nndor-.tonil that this
will ho ono of llio mnlpi'H to which
organized Inhor will glvo Its iittentlon,
Honry \V lliillock, who bun noted ii.h
logal iiiIvIhoi- for the Ccnlrnl Lnbor
Union nud who Iiiih been ncllvo Is In-
loreiitod, hii If I tho lnliicrH ipiiilll'lcn-
llon bill will lu- one of the pleoen of
li'i'.li-diilloii which iho organized work-j
orn will endeavour lo rihliiln,
May Incrense Inspectors
I'lidor Uio pnivlKlotm ol the propoHod
lnw n nilne oxniiilner Ih lo lio nnpolnt*
od in onch ri unity or dlBliU', where
conl Ih produceil, The oxniutnor will
l,o civcii iMitliorliy in i-yuiiiliii' into tlu>
iiuuliflcatloiiH (if niipllcuntH who doulro
-.-.oik tn iik* mines, 'ino uiBpi-ctoiH,
".-.-:..' O.i ;*ji*i' Ji..-. . i.t !!..' ;-.,, ,,;., !
law will be given power lo reject nil
who cannot piikh such an examination
BLEASDELL'S
Xmas. Presents
Children's Toys
Phone 118
Fernie
STOVES! STOVES!
Air tights, ] Coal  Burners, Coal
or Wood Burners, and
Wood [Burners
Ranges and Cook Stoves
J. M.   AGNEW & CO., ELKO
You uro now going through UiIb world for the last tlmo:
Why Not
Tin n Instead of iwi-Im- or 'Uri.-eii,
bundled wn would have ln-i ,\ .*<-n nwi
mill I lire llllll'lliil. „ Tlinl '..eeiii-i lo
llio lo bo l-llffieleiil Hi t'nn:iii-t Mie
liiisliu-iis nf (liln iiiKtml/iitlon. There
I-i mine who will any If wo only n.-nt
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we Imd lout Interest. J.et inr- f.-iv that
tli/,1- |,-eii'(- in*,,it-* n-.,|l -ill Mu- 'um-
] div  nun ll Intel'-.I   imi i.iKe, 1     r>i.
llllou 1-1 thev would i-fiir i Iit '■'•*<• Wf-i"
•i-Miii.;  -In'-- o   to  hii' Si.'   ■■    in* *.■'','.*
Tekf       II       p.lMl-lll.    M.    Ill    *-|i(*Ill(.    off
l (.mo of tlii- bll. oi c.aiiL'ii Ion ,. Yo'i
In .(-r   lie,'l-l   ol   (In-   i-lii-J   Ull-1   'ii    ii.,
■• ; _ ; i j;; •",)!*,,-,.:-. ■ i!i*. -, ',, .;[
of tin* -siiai'-lioiiler!! to a j.i-wMu -. .In-i
ii |i--.v of tin- illi-tM-liit',-. m-i'iii i" '.<■ ■uf-
flilonl.
[wulic fin: ovpeci    u   niirllieuster   anv
i dav to HWi-eii over Ilie buy nnd whlHper | nnd to  prohibit  the employment     of
in llm  luiyn  to lny  nwny their glad ; thono whono ipmllflcatloiiH    uro    not
t-iv-i iitnl t:m -line-', niid i*r>t  Mielr furs ■ di'i'ineil HUl'I'leleilt,
aii'l iircilc.'i. !    /i   Is  also  piisslble  thai  slepn  will
"ilur  i-|-,Ut city,  K.'ii'.lnnw," hnn  been J bo   liikou   to  lllon-ano   llu>  lilliillier  of
In Uu- ■..*_i*-p of fiiiiall-pox* of the mont ; '-"I""* liiM)ieelorH employed hy lhe Htnte.
virulent form      .There hns been over : In one or I wo oilier sliiies where rfonl
fil'iv ili-allis up to date, hut I gnc..i. It   I** produii-d extensively Micro are nove-
li.-e* nlioiit r-iii |ih t-oiirso.     Lot ns hope : ml mine lut*pectors and thono who ilo
ll' h.'.-i
Mont   iM-r-Miiii-  up   there  hah  been
i •-. '.,..i. ,i   .,,,,i   ii ,.   .,,,,i,,i.ii,-   ,,,-  .i,.
i" nplo iii-i<* h;,ii- .-iImi .iUliinllli il In un •
rlo.-iiliiii io lii-lji '.tamp mil Mils dread
i,i  i-.'i ,e.
'lie lo liei-oine mine i-MiiiiliierN miifit
, he iixaiiiliied hy the mine limpi ciors.
: It   in not   known yet   wliiil  pi-hvIhIoiih
will  he  made for the appointiiirnt   of
Mu* mine exiiinliier.1 iimter lhe propoH-
od Itull.-mn Jaw. Imi ii  In |io^||iIi> tbrit
■Dw  ludire.'i  f>f the eln-ulf  i-oiirts  Will
iinio  nre imiii- n<-:tl*:*w  in   lhe  initios | In- triicti fip|ioilill\ o powi-ri.
I ■ *,   . ,.— .) - ,   ■ .,.,* M.s-e <e. •>.<■ V.l't-ovv
fit Mn* ili-.t'h i        Thev Hi-i'i' tint l.njini t-
• -i   li-    'i*,    .,:■' .-.'ito; ■-,   Imv. i lc*.       The'
iJi-itiiM  tiMiied  Mil*  tt'l'l.   this  Mfiie,     I
VAI.K
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tlii"  llii-lc  of   propi-.'*   I !iiiwled.-e   niuoilK
v.oiU'.non, — I'liltcd    Mlno   Wnrkera'
.tournat.
2" jffj?   x E P EE
A   High   Class   Boarding   House
FIFTY ROOMS-COMFORTABLE,
CLEAN AND CHEAP
Electrically Lighted and Steam
Heated Throughout
R. FAIRCLOUGH, Proprietor
COAL CREEK, B. C.
llvo on tho best nnd nothing but tho bost, and go to
The 41 Market Co.
for your requirements lu Moats, Fresh Klllod and -Government Inspected; Fltih, Butter, Eggs, Ham, Uncoil, Etc.
ii
8. Graharrh Local Manager
O(BC_*iOaMB>O00-OO4»ilB «»C»<*»€B>«D«M»«»«I>*9BM
IF   YOU   WANT
, a Shave, a Game of Pool or Billiards
or a Cup of Coffee
Drop in at Ingram's
Full Stock of Smokers'Goods Always on Hand
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1
VICTORIA AVENUE
FERNIE, B. C.
Electric Lighted
Steam Heated
CENTRALLY LOCATED
The Waldorf Hotel
FERNIE,  B.C.
First Class Accommodation for Travellers
Ml.9. S. JENN1HC3, PROPf?.ETRE-SS
Hot, and Cold Water
I,
L. A. Mill*, Manager
9 THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. 0. DECEMBER 17, 1910.
PAGE FIVE
Store Open every day
at 8 o'clock a.m.
Store open every night
till 10.30 p. m.
A  Santa Claus Page--Read it all--It tells of Many  Good Gift Hints
Gifts bf Fur&are .Well Tl
The necessity of'climate "makes furs one of the finest possible
presents. .In cold winter days and raw spring evenings they will
be constant'reminders of the giver. * We have kept in mind just the
kind of furs that make the best gifts and have provided them liberally
at-generous prices
LADIES' FUR RUFFS    in Alaska Sable, Mink, Rat Marmot
Grey Squirrel, etc., etc., ranging in price from $3.00 to $55.00
,   Also a good assortment of Muffs ranging in price from $3.00 to $16.00
Ladies' Coats from    : $10.00 to $35.00
Ladies' Suits from ......   *.....' . .$18.50 to $35.00
Ladies' Lace Waists, from    '. $2.00 to $15.00
Ladies' Silk Waists from .: $3.00 to $7.50
The Store is at its very best now. The great wealth of Christmas Stocks are ready! the displays are best appreciated now. Preparations have been made for the greatest Christmas buying the
store has ever known—that means an array of assortments such as
have never before been attempted in Fernie; and that's why those
who do their buying now have every advantage in* selection. Toy-
land abounds with interest—joy, fun and wonderment to the boys
and girls and pleasant gift suggestions to the parents
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* Soft fluffy Bonnets, Mitts, Toques, Clouds, Shawls, Bootees ranging in price from 35c. to $2.50
And a large assortment of Infants' and' Childrens' White Bear
Coats at prices marked to suit everyone's poeket ..' $3.00 to $6.50
.   These will make the little ones comfortable and the mothers happy.
**■*!•'Ji
ittS'in mens rurnisntngs
"Suspenders, Armbands and Garters neatly arrayed in Christmas
boxes; the Suspenders having rolled kid ends, cast-off fasteners and
slide buckles, elastic at back; in a variety of colors; price $1.00 to $2.00
In Neck Ties—A large and up-to-date assortment of fine Christmas Neckwear, four-in-hand, shield knots'.and bows, made, from fine
imported silk in good color combinations.     Prices 25c. to $1.50
We're blowing about our Handkerchiefs.     In this department
you can make SOc. do the duty of $1.00.'
Initialed Handkerchiefs in Silk, Linen, Excelda and Cambric;
Souvenir Handkerchiefs in hand embroidered silk.
Gloves for exacting purchasers.     The prices are extremely low
fur ilie fine materials and careful workmanship that is put into them.
Mocha,Kid, Sued e, lined with Fur, Silk or Wool; prices $1.0 to $4.50
Mufflers of all kinds and styles in wool and silk rangitig.in price
from .7 35c. to $1.50
Sweaters, Smoking Jackets, Fancy Sox and Dressing Gowns'
With Decorations and Display the Store Takes on Festive Attire
Drop Your Santa Claus
a hint on these novelties'
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No higher class goods
can be found anywhere
These Happy  Creations   combine Art   and  Craft
Brass Spirit Lamp Stands   arid   Tea
Kettles   ........   ..$7.00 to $15.00
Brass Jardiners $2.00 to $18.50
Brass Vases $1.50 to $16.00
Brass Trays   ..$2.00 to $8.00
Brass Plaques ..,"., $1.25 to $3.50
- Brass Crumb Trays and  ..
Brushes, from .85c. to $3.00
■Brass Tea and Coffee Sets' $18.50
Brass Candle Sticks ....50c. to $8.00
Brass Smokers' Sets ..50c. to $13.50
Gold Jewel Cases . _ .-,. .50c. to $11.00
Bronze Statues ■.:-...".. .$4.00 to $15.00
Fancy Clocks  .$2.50 to $7.50
Roman-Crocker}** Vases, Jar-
diners, etc 65c. to $3.50
Ink Wells 50c . to $10.00
Hand and,Shaving Mirrors
in silver and ebony 25c. to $6.50
Ladies' Work Boxes   and
cases also Baskets from SOc. to $25.00
Manicure. Sets  50c.  to  $25.00
Ladies' Purses aud hand
bags, will solve the gift
difficulty' in many instances, prices . .. .75c.  to $17.50
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Christmas radiance  fairly Beams frbm our Toy Department,  Never before has such a large collection of Toys beeruat Santa's disposal in Ferine*
MECHANICAL   TOYS   OP   EVERY  DESCRIPTION—
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BUILDING BLOCKS & GAMES, TOOL SETS, KNIVES .
ROCKING HORSES,    MAGIC    LANTERNS,    DRUMS
SLEIGHS, BOATS, TOY WATCHES, HOBBY HORSE
TOY GUNS   &   PISTOLS,   HORNS,   IRON   HOOK
111 LADDER WAGONS and HOSE REELS
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BEAUTIFUL CHINA   TEA     SETS,   DOLLS'   BEDS,
DOLLS' CARRIAGES, TOY WASHING SETS and TOY
FURNITURE, DOLLS, CRADLES, TOY PIANOS   and
MUSIC BOXES, WOOL ANIMALS, CELLULOID DOLLS
and RATTLES, RUBBER DOLLS & BALLS all sizes.
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Morris Chairs are such a strong I'avorito in thc homo com fort nblo Hint we
have provided a large and varied assortment for Christmns giving.
We have the sturdy oak chair,'quarto.' sawed where the surfaces show also
Tfich Mahogany, cushioned in rich velours Mid leather $7.00 $10.00 $11,00
and up to $60.00
Jiirdinore SIiiikIh, qunrterod oak nnd mahogany,   strong,   well   finished  and
polished $2.00, $2.50, $3.00, $3.75, to $10.00
The famous liissoll's Carpet Sweepers, $3.00, $4.50 and up,
Fancy Parlor Tables, oak and lhnhogany In all the latest finishes $4.00 to $20.00
Comfy l.(ii'l«-i'N in rood grnss and wood,* with and without upholstering
$1.25 to $30.00
Cliildivns' Rodcon. 8B°. <° HBO
A Pii'lui'i* is always nci'0|)tiible in lliu   lionic,  onr stock  is (Minipick*, prices
What is more useful to a man than a
Good Safety Razor? Wo havo them in
all makes,,... $1, $3.50, $4, $5,"$6.50.
Watches that wo Guarantco
From the Jngersol nicklo Watch at $1
to the 21 jewel Waltham gold (twenty-
five year) case at $-10.00.
Purses
In all the newest leathers and styles;
also Bill Hooks and Card Cases. Prices
from  25c lo $2.50
ranging from	
 DOo. to $20,00
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llijjf choice and most attractive prices
nwiiit yon in this department, whether
.mui wnnl to Imy a diilds' bun!, nt fie.
i.r nn expensive edition of lhe standard
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Comfortnhle house Slippers Hint ease the tired feet after the daily toil or
walk always make appreciative gifts for all members of Hie family.
Men's -.'Jaeger Wool Slippers  $1.65.to,$2.25
Men's Wool House Slippers ,  $1,35
Men's Chocolate Pullman Slippers $2,25 to $3,00
Men's Viei Opera Slippers  $1,85 .
Men's Ciirpel Slippers   $1,25
Men's Chocolate Slippers in Travelling Case  $3.75
Ladies' I'Ylt Slippers, fur trimmed in brown, blnek, ivd nnd green $1,00 to $2
Lailies'Sli|i|ii-i's. in travelling case, in brown, red nml blue .,,,$2.25 to $3.00
Ladies'  Moccasins $1,50 to $2.00
Hockey Shoes $2,75 lo $5.00
Ladies' Hockey Shoes with Skates nHnelied  - $4,50
Linlies' nud (ienis' Snow Shoes per pair $3,00 in $0,00
„\ large imd varied assort nieni of Suit ("nsi-s from  $2.50 to $35,00
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Items from our Up-to-date Grocery and China Department
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Our NTeW7\miis Kniits ami Nuts are now open i'or yonr inspection.
Nntlliltjr bus iieeii, I'ol'gotten by our buyer.
Lownty's.Chcroiates in -I'ntif.v imxi*h nii-l bn,Mi-,
Oanong'8 Chocolates in l>"tk nud in l'nncy i'h,j*ist!iiiix boxes.
L.vr.vihhig iit ibis department is I-Vsh nml N»*w.
Whnt about your ('nndy for Christmns?. Candy is the regular
stand-by at the Christinas season. This year's pivpiirntions have
exceeded all previ-Mi-* ct't'orls; everyone has been considered. Christmns Cniel.crs for the little ones; all the newest colors nnd fillings.
When they ernck open n big hiii-priv .shoots out --Toy,-., jewels, paper
hat;', cap:;, tu:...: .;! r:->v**!* ?•  , - f--.
Santa's Chnntmas Stockings—Killeil with Toys, i'audio, nml
other Uhveltii-.
The ilisplnv of l-'nio'V * li ii im nud Cut C.I.iss shown in tlij.,* depart-
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PAGEVSIX
THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. C. DECEMBER'17, 1910.
Lessons from Disastrous Fires in the
Past::Precautions Dealing with Fires
By Thomas K. Adams
While the death rate resulting, from
mine fii'es in this country in Uie past
has not boen high compared with
those resuUinp,* from other causes, yet.
it is sufficiently high to wan-ant us
in devoting some lime to the proper
consideration  of  such   a  subject.
We are eosnizjint of the fact of the
direful effect both in the loss of life
of the workinc. men and, tho destruction of valuable property, large expense, and general annoyance to the
mine  owner.
The cause and effect of mine fires,
find their preventatives, are all reasonably well known to every intelligent
theughtful and practical mining man.
Such disasters ought to be classed as
being preventable. j
In looking over ihe accounts ot
some of tbe mine fires which have
happened in this country, which have
startled,thc general public moro thnn
others, I was forcibly struck with throo
of them (Avondnle, Hill Farm an.l
Cherry), especially in the, general
aspect at least of the*similarity of their'
cause and effect, and of the cycle of
years bet wen each.-' The Avondala'
Mine was a single shaft opening. The
structural material used in ilie shaft
lining, partitions, derricks, ancl breakers, was composed of wood. The fire
originated at the bottom of the'shaft,
- caused by the carelessness of ihe furnace <man in lighting the furnace fire,
thereby setting fire to the wooden
partitions, etc. This fire occurred in
the month of September, ISC!), and in
it 109 lives were lost. £s you remember no adequate meat*,-, were at hand
with which ,to extirr^tiit-'n'tho fire.
Hill-Farm Mine fire was the direct
retn-t of a very thou*, ilie*--- act on th.*-.
part of. the mine sup-ivintendont in
directing tho work of cutting into a
drill hole adjacent to the main slope,
which was 520 feot deep, with explosive gas and water in it, and doing
this \\oik on the day shift when men
were ;i( work beyond the locution of
the bore hole toward the bottom of
the slope; the said hole being penetrated by the miner's pick, released
its contents, consisting of water and
explosive gas, and the'boy T-lays, standing nearby, seeing the immediate danger, he, with manly presence of mind,
thought, of the men at tho bottom of
the slope, and while he was on his
thoughtful mission in passing the loca-.
tion of the fateful bore hole, with his
open light to warn the minors below,
 hejgnLfed~t_he_gas_^h___flam_e___th__ii&,
from set fire to the brattice cloth in
turn set fire to the wooden' overcast,
"the men beyond the fire were trapped
and thoir means of escapo cut off.
This mine fire happened in April, 1-S90,
21 years aftor the Avondalo disaster;
Thirty-one persons wore lost, and now,
with 19 Intervening years, tho public
was almost paralized by the effects of
tho Cherry Aline fire.
The Cherry Mine disaster tho effects
and details of which you are all more
or less familiar with, originated at tho
No 2 seam landing of the escapement
shaft, and was caused by tho ignition
of hny from tho flame of a crudo,
improvised, unprotected illuminating
contrivance': The flnmo from tho hay
was communicated to tho overabundance of wood supporting raatorlal nt.
tho landing, and adding thereto Iho
inadequate monns available to successfully deal wllh n fire of "nob magnitude, with tho Ill-judged nnttons of tho
inoxperlencod men uf tho bottom, tho
trap was comploto nnd tho men
caught, therein, so wo havo now to
record Iho greatest and mosl rtlsastr-
i- ous mino flro in the history of tho
coal milling industry nf this country,
so far as tlm loss of life is concerned,
Two liundi-oil mid slxly-niglit lives
wero lost in iho Cherry Mine disnlser.
After tlio Avondnlr. disaster It, bo-
cnmo vi'ry plain oven to our law
innkci'H tlinl two openings, sepiirntod
and npni'i, woro iicci-sHiiry In ovory
souni of conl tn afford a ronsonnbln
rnoiiHiiro of protect ion lo tlio work
men in llio mine in llio ovont of mine
firos at. HlinflR or slopos.
The Kill Fnrni Minn (llsnsler mndo
again evident In our legislators the.
ndflliloniil nor.-sully ef providing hot-
tor moan*-* of oxlt. to and from iiiIiioh
for the minors, nnd tlio elimination
under ccrliilii conditions, of tho use
of rnnbinilionlbln material In tlm oroc*
tion of overcasts and permanent stoppings, and providing additional passages for travelling ways, etc.-
Now-that the Cherry'Mine disaster
has passed into record with its baneful
.effects, keenly, felt by all.sane men,
will thc losson to be learned therefrom be remembered and heeded by
us?
The coal mining operations are visited by other mine fires, from other
causes than those mentioned, and
which are destructive in tlieir effects,
such as fires at  mule stables.- at oil
shanties,* electric and  gasoline pump
houses, from blasts firing , explosive
gas and fino coal at the face of the
workings of the mines, fires at trap
doors, fires on intake and return air-,
courses, probably from carelessly constructed and unprotected electric
cables or wires, etc., and gob fires
caused by renson of leaving fino coal
and other combustible matter in them.
,It has always appeared to me that
the causes of mine* fires were so ap-,
parent to the thoughtful and intelligent * mining man that their occurrence ancl their ill effects were unnecessary, and an unnecessary burden to
be borno by the coal mining.industry
of this country. The prevention of
mine fires lies in tho removal of the
causes, which are well, known, and the
knowledge of means and methods to be
employed for. their elimination, being
within the range and scope of the ability of the ordinary mine official, the
wonder is that they do happen. To
secure freedom from mine fires I be-
lievo lies almost entirely within the intelligently directed administrative powers of the mine management,* and_-in
my opinion if the mine officals are
careful,, alert and capable men, immunity from them can be secured.
When the people engaged in the coal
mining industry realize that the mining
of coal is surrounded by many hazards,
when they settle down to a more sober reflection and learn to reason out
the fact that certain' causes will produce certain effects, that life is more
than meat, more safe 'and sane methods in operating the-coal mines will
prevail in this country.*   _  *-
^Preventive Measures
There should be employed at every-
mine- a competent, thoughtful, careful,
and ever-vigilant mine foreman to
have exclusive control of the employes
and the workings of the mine; and a
part of his duties should be to see
that all employes are instructed and
trained in thc use of all fire-protective appliances, to keep'the mines free
"an"d^lean7Tts~rtrr_aVpra"etiEaT5ierof*air
rofuso combustible matter, and that
other' protective regulations, through
the maintenance of rigid discipline
among all employes ,in the mine, are
observed, and that the details of tho
operating, system relating thereto be
strictly attended to.
■ Every coal mine should consist of
two separte openings, and one of them
should bo used exclusively for an escapement,' and these two openings
should bo separated by at. least 500
foot, if practicalblc. The escapement
shaft, if ovor' 100 fot in depth, should
bo equipped with safe and efficient
hoisting apparatus, "The structure at
the hoisting shaft, should bo built of
stool, nnd tho engine nnd powor house
should be bulll of concrete, brick or
masonry; tho shaft linings to bo concrete, and tho shnft bottoms, If needing supports for Iho roofs, should bo
of stool I beams,, concrete, or brickwork; doors botwoon main shnft and
tho oscnpomont shaft, should bo so locntod ns to bo easily aceossiblo lo the
workmen from nit purls of tlio mlno by
convonlonl. I ravelling wnys, othor than
those which lend directly lo the bottom of tlio liolslliiK shnft; mule slnblos,
if not entirely prohibited, In tho mlnos,
should bo built of Incombustible miller-
Ini, and lllumliinlod wllh protected In-
('iindOHcont oloclrlc lights, (ill7*ill, electric nad gasoline pump houses should
ho kopt. free from combustIblo mntor-
Inl, and be built, of concrote, brickwork, or mnsonry. When tho main
workings of n nilno lmvo iidvnnood
n.di'lO fool iu length and tho romnlnlng
oxtonl or tho property nnd Iho othor
conditions wiiitm)1 It, un auxiliary os-
ciipenient, opening should lio provided
nud (!i|ulp]iiiil with efficient nud no-
cpsHiiry mnchlnory; n wntor syHleni under Hiifl'li'lont pressure, nnd men of lho
dlfforont.   lnngiingos   Instructed   and
trained in its use, should be installed
at all important mines, and the said
system should be carried into the interior of them, and tho whole equipment tested frequently to prove its
efficiency and all parts and connections
kept in first class condition and ready
for use arall times; all eloctric cables
or wires, etc.,'should be well supported-and insulated, ancl not allowed to
come in contact with combustible material. In tho blasting of coal, permissible explosives * should bo used;
mines should he patrolled by experienced and reliable miners after shots
have been fired; all combustible,.ma-
lerial should as far as practicable be
removed from gobs or abandoned parts
of the mines'* and then kept * as well
ventilated as possible; a telephone system should lie provided at important
mines so that communication can bo
had between persons outside, and at
all important stations inside of them;
refuge chambers, efficiently constructed and equipped and conveniently locat
ed should be provided in all large and
fi^agcrous mines.
Mines should be provided with a
powerful reversible fan and it should
be placed on a separate shaft, cased
in steel, and fitted with relief doors
opposite the direct'tunnel or shaft,
and so situated as to be out of the
direct line of the possible dynamic
.forces which may result from "explosions. . ' ., . '
"Dealing with Mine Fires
In dealing with mine fires time is
an important factor. A mine fire
must be quickly and accurately located and dealt with promptly. The first
thing to do after a fire lias been discovered' is to warn the men in the interior of the mine and have them removed as expeditiously 'as possible.
Never forget this safety measure,
no matter how trifling the fire may
appear at its inception, especially if
the fire originates at a dangerous location in or-about the mine. Prepare
to' fight the fire with the: means at
hand, and at once. The air currents
must be kopt under perfect control by
the parties dealing with the fire. The
main point to keep in view in the control of the air-currents is to, so conduct them as not to carry the smoke
to the workmen or to carry the explo-
the human factor engaged counts ''for
more than anything else. The ideal
man to cope successfully with mine
fi:-e_! must have decision of character, good judgment, aiid general intelligence; be physically strong, and not
afraid to. tise his strength, courage,
and great tenacity and persistency;
and above all, when conditions are
'well considered, decisions made, and
plans and methods agreed upon, 'do
not' allow anything emanating from irresponsible parties to intervene in the
carrying,-out- to a finality the plans
agreed upon.
WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
FOR INJURIES ACT
—DEATH OF WORKMAN
In an action by,, tlje window aud
administratrix of a workman who was
killed while in the employment of the
defendants, to* recover damages for his
death, the jury found that the defen
dants wero guilty of negligence that
caused the accident, that the deatli
was caused by a defect in the construction, of tho ways and' plant, and
also by reason of the negligence of
the superintendent, whose order the
deceased was bound to obey and did
obey, while* acting in . obedience to
such ordor; and that the plaintiff
was not guilty of contributory negligence. In addressing tho jury, counsel for the plaintiff told them that
they should .find what was equal to
tbe wages for three years of any person in the same grade as th plaintiff,
which would amount to between $:_.-
200 and $2,400, and that front' this
they should deduct $1,000 for insurance, which the plaintiff had received.
The trial judge (Mr. Justice Clute*? in
his charge to the jury, endeavoured to
correct this statement of plaintiff's
counsel, which the judge regarded as
a misapprehension of the 'law, and
upon the jury returning a verdict of
$1,200, the judge thought that they
had deducted tho $1,000 for insurance, but. did not say so in the verdict.
Thereupon he asked them if they
meant to find that $2,200 was the ani-
out of the damages and from that
had deducted $1,000, leaving .$1,200 as
the verdict, and".to this' they all answered that that was what they meant.
The judge was of opinion that' there
was no doubt upon the evidence that
the damages -would amount to at least
$2200, and the question to he decided
was whether the verdict should be entered for $1200 or $2,200 He was of
opinion that had the damages in the
case been assessed under Lord Campbell's Act, 'without tho limitation, im-
he may select, or to which he may
be assigned by the company, 'and in
consideration of his'* employment by
said company, we agree that in case
of injury td'said son, he alone shall
have the right to sue therefor, and we
expressly'waive all claim to his wages
or earnings, present or future, it being
the intention hereby to fully emancipate said son, and to have him considered, to all intents and purposes; as
an adult."
, Notice that the-parent is cut out
from interfering in the nature of employment given the hoy. He'may be
put into a- dangerous place, for his
youth makes him easily imposed upon,
and his parents are prevented from
protecting him," and if ho is injured
they may not sue in his behalf. The
child must forego suit until he; Is
twenty-one years of age, or apply to
the capitalist controlled courts to appoint a guardian ad litum for the purpose of the suit.
Ills parents cannot sue for his wages
so if a dispute arises it goes as in
the case of damages. * His parents are
prevented by the agreement from
bringing the suit, and thc boy is prevented by his age.
Cut out from his union with his
fellow workmen, driven by-tho hard
bargain of the all-powerful employer
from' the natural protection of* his
parents and his home, he stands alone
ancl helpless before his masters who
have more power than many kings.
Before the law he is an infant. This
name "an infant' suggests to our minds
protection and love and care, such
as all infants need, but the name is
but a mockery until the law protects
infants from .the' rapacious brigands
who now exploit them.
DR. WRIGLESWORTH,  D.  D7S.
, DENTIST.
Office; Johnson-Faulkner Blook.
Hours 9-12; 1-6; Phono 72
•ernie
B. C.
DR., J. BARBER, DENTIST
Office Henderson Block, :F ernie B.C.
Hours 9 to 1; 2 to 5; 6 to,8.
Residence 21 Viotoria Ave.
W. R.Ross K. C. -W. S. Lane
ROSS &  LANE
Barristers and Solicitors
Fernie,.B. C.
Canada.
L. P. Eckstein
D. E. McTaggart
posed by  the  Workmen's  Compensa-
sive gas to the fire, if there be any .ac-i tion for Injuries Act it could scarcely
cumulation of it at hand. - The smoke
must be carried directly to the return
air-course. Whether or not the fan
has to be reversed, or the air-current
reversed or short-circuited, will depend on the location of the-fire and
"tlr-rwFmmdiiT-'*'^
ter will be determined by the persons
having.control of the work. The'men
dealing with the firo must fight it
from the direction of the intake air-
current, keeping the current always
under control by means of temporary
brattice work. The workmen must,
use safety lamps while doing the work,'
The firo must be fought* persistently
by means of the hose nnd water nnd
extinguisher, nnd the fight must never
bo given up while hope lasts, or'untll
it is certain that the firo has passed
the,stage of control.
Tho utmost care shouid be exorcised by thoso engaged In such work to
protect themselves from any dangerous gases which may be produced
while dealing with tho firo, If the
well-directed efforts put forth to extinguish tho firo have failed, It should
bo sealed off promptly so as to exclude
lho air, at the same tlmo observing the necessary precautions when
building the dams to provide thom
with tho 'oscripes so that accuralo
rondlngs cnn bo had from tlmo to timo
of (ho condition of the onclosod nt-
niosphoro nnd of tho toniporaturo and
nature of the gnsos in the flro zone,
Aftor a reasonable time hns been nl-
lowed, If the exclusion'of nil' hns'not
ncrompllshed Its purpose, tho burning
area must bo filled with wntor nnd nl-
lowed to romnin flooded until thoro is
ro doubt, of tho firo hnvlng boon extinguished.
In making preliminary inspections lo
detormlno lho oxncl location of a
mlno firo, wo would ndvlso the porsons
wlillo doing ho to uso the roscuo np-
pitrntUH or oxygon holniol, nnd when
going to niiilco tests to nscortnln tho
conditions surrounding tho fire thnt
thoy Hhould uso mich nppnniluH by nil
inoniiH,
To HiiccoriKfuly donl with mine firos
bo doubted that having regard to the
earning, power of the deceased, his age
and that of the plaintiff, a very much
larger, verdict would have been given.
By statute, in England (SEdward, 7
chapter 7) it. is provided; that in as-
"s"(fs"si"ng"Tdamages7~unner~Iiord^Camp'
bell's'Act, there shall not be taken into
account any sum paid or payable tinder a contract of insurance, whether
before or after the passing of the Act.
This is a charge in the English law by
the statute named. Section 7 of the
Workmen's Compensation for Injuries
Act, which limits the nmount of compensation, also provides tliat such compensation shall not bo subject to a deduction or abatement by reason or on
nccount of or ln respect of any matter or thing whatsoever, savo such as
i.s specially provided for under section
12 of the Act, and section 12 has no
reference to insurance Having regard to. this soction the judge was of
opinion that tho jury having found
lho damages to bo $2,200, ought not.
to have deducted the $1,000 for insurance, nnd, there being no dispute as
to their having found*the amount of
damages he considered ho was entitled upon their answers to direct judgment to bo entered for tho plaintiff
for $2,200, which ho accordingly did,
with costs of nctlon.
(Dawson v. Niagara nnd St. Catharines Rnllwny Company)
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Its fame world-wide
Its use a protection and a, guarantee
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ii
The low-grade powders arc made from "phosphate alum/' or "sodium aluminum sulphate, which is piilso alum, a mineral acid, and that makes the food unhealthful.
One pound of the imitation (25c.) powders contains five ounces of alum, a
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The careful housewife wheu buying baking powder, will examine the label and take
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PROTECTING     INFANTS
Jany. 2nd, 1911
Final Return Limit
January 5th, 1911
Por further particulars' apply to
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ticket agont.    , ■■'
ECKSTEIN & McTAGGART
BARRISTERS, SOLICITORS, ETC.
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Fernie, B. C.  -
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Lizard  Local General Teamsters No.
141. Meets evory Friday night at
8 p. ra. Miners' union hall. J.
Jackson, Prosldont; E. Marshall.,
Recording Secretary.
W. A. CONNELL
Pioneer Builder and Contractor of
Fernie
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Bartenders' Local No. 514: Meots 2nd
and -1th Sundays nt 2.30 p.m. Socrotnry J, A. Gouplll, Waldorf Hotel
Gladstone Local No. 2314 U. M. W. A.
Meets 2nd nnd *!th Snturdny Minors
Union hall.    J), Hoes, So.**.
Ily Akiios II. Downing; - -
■ Thoro is n Brent dual of loose talk
about child lnbor.     Fow people realize whnt a IcHIn-? Irngody It railly
is,
Tho Pnnlflc .-.loolrlo Rnllwny Company, n powerful corporation In Los
AiiroIoh, employs ninny boy workers,
NoodloHB to Hny, most of thoso boys
nro drivon by llio nood hi lliolr own
fnmlly by tlio lush nf liiinR*»r.
Whon Riich n boy applies for work
bo is put (broiiKb n liumlllalliifj; cnto*
gory o£ qiiostlons. It might bo np*
preprinto that tho compnny lisle him
nbout his oxporlonco nnd his ability
lo do tbo work which they want dono,
Hut Hint Is not tho thin,? on which
llioy lay omphnslH. Tho Htrowj is laid
on nnotlior point.
Does ho bc'lon-j lo n trillion union?
11 iui bo over bolnni;od tn on_?
Will ho wireo novor to join" ono In
tho futuro?
Thoso (|ii(*HtlniiH tintIsfnctorlly nn-
Hwnrm. robs tbo child of nil protection whicli iiHHOi'lnllnn with his followH
would rIvo hlm. ills omployorrt hnvo
tliolr iiKROclnttoiiH, of counm, but ho
must iij;i*o not io unlto with IiIh follow workers, Thoy miiHt bo allnn
lo lilm and uh Htnumui'H,'or ho will
not bn employed.
If'lm In Injured In bis work nnd tbo
!.!..;.: ■'.*:• !:. :■.:'.;■ -:-;■ '."*■ In'. t" Mio
otlmr -wnrkfi'H, tliey are then his fellow HKi'vnntH, for tho purprmo of pro-
lectin-,' the employoi* from n Ilnblllty
for Ills Injiiiy. Hut for the* purpose
of |*i*ot.-et.ii*K himself he must hnvo no
connoc'llnn with thom.    Ho must stnnd
.l.U_t*_',
Of foiirsn, lii'liiK under oko, ho Is conslderod an infant at law, nud lm hns
lhe pro.'-cilrin of his parents. Hut In
ili-iilliiK will! the opulent corporutlon
oven this Is denied him. Kor before
ho cnn 1'iiKimc iu tliolr b'tvIco his
I'-.ir-T-t ■ i*,-,'i i 'Ay.w uu u.*;i'"'-iuenf which
coutiiliin: tlio followlni; conditions:
Tlil*t -i.ni "ip ,-iy iinf'tipo In nny cnp.-iclly
Typofjraphlcal Union No. c:-5* M?ots
last Saturday In ench month nt tho
LedRor Office, A. J, Buckley, Sec-
rot nry,
Local Fernio No. 17 8. P. of C. Moots
In Minors Union Hall every Sundny
at 7.-ir> p.m, Everybody welcome, D.
Piilon, Socrolavy-Troasurei'.
Amalgamated Society Carpenter*} and
Jolner8:—Moot In Minors Hull ovory
nil ornate Tliui-Bdiiy at 8 o'clock. Ai
Ward, secretary. P." 0. 307.
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and
Jolnora.—Local 1220, I), J, EvniiH,
Proflldonl; I<\ II, Shnw, Socrotary,
NOTICE
Notice 1« horoby i.lvon that nppllcn
Hon will bo maihi hy tlm Crow's Nok*.
& Northei'ii Hnllwav (lonipiiny lo tho
log-Mint lira nsBombly of lho I'rovlnre
of Hritish Columbln, fit. It'J next bus-
hIiv., for nn net to oxU-irJ-tlio limn fur
the coiiimoiieomont -jf thn const ni..**
tIon of Its railway, nnd for tho on*
iiiii nnt of tho nnpluil o( lho snld coiiii
pany nn provided by Niib-Hoetlon (5)
or unction *M or tho Hritish Columbia
I'nilwny Act,
Tir»p«'PTT, Fr MWonV
Bnlletlnrn for  the   Appllpnntn.
Hilled at. Victoria, H,C„ this 10th dny
of October, 1010.
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The Southern Central Itnllwny compnny will npply to tho I'nrllnmont of
(,'aunda nt Hh next, horhIou for un f.et:
1. Au Iiui'IzIhk ll lo c-oiifitrui-t iho
fo'i'iviiif, hraiich lines—(n) from ft
pnlnl m or nrnr wlir-m Dw main Uno
ciohkoh thu North HiiHknlehownn river
!n tho l-iovhii-ii of Albertn northwent-
ft» FURS'. HIDES
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tar k\nit f**li.  10 to IK**} tntitj Bioni,)- furif-H In *Mr. lt«w _Tnni •_n4 IflAt* tn*niitt>*Hl *t>
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U>*mitH\ _M«. tut M>inH« iUitu4l>M*i'*"',iiMfi»vin|||i:<lniPtl ll W)i*»ri/*lli«, .*"', i, <*■ »l
|1jmi_urwUuu^f>. __«]». »tt«. Aa-luvk Ur-M^ll-tfb M   MUtttaptUfeUlM*
oily, ui-ohhIuk tho AilmlniHkti rivor,
thonco to n point on tho 1 _aco river
nt or near DunvoKnm, tlionco to Pur-
snip rivor, thenco Houthorly to tho
Koebneo rivor, tlionco RoutliwoMorly
to Donn'H Channel, or to annllnor'fl
■"iinnl nnd HO from n point on the
Rile river In tho Provlnco of UrillHh
Columbia by tho moat, ituimblo iouiu
oimtorly to tho Watorton river, tliento
oanti'rn to n point on lho International
bonndnry near Cci.tts.
2.   lOxtnmlliiR tho tlmo within whloh
.,     -     -  - -    "     , i* ■ 11	
-.V       A..,.J        V1,,...    .h'u.V'o       .*.'.       ....-,.       -.._        _<_.._-«_^J
from tho city of Vnncouvor iinrthorly
nnd onKlerly hy way of tlm Kootentiy
1'iihh to whin* point oil tho Old Mnn
rivor In tho Provlnco or Alborln,
thenco 110rt.l10n.1lorly throiiKh tho Provlnco of Rasliiitchownn to hoiiio point
on the «:linr-'_i nf Dw rfiidinri'ii buy nf
IfiiHt ouo hundred miles north of Fort
■flnir.lilll on tlm .hm-rlil]!  river.
.'I. AuthorhliiR IL to conm.-cl, wltli
foielRn rnllronilH.
I. Aiitlinrlxhifr I-* to' ltien*finn llu
boudlni? power**; nnd for other pur-
•jvoccs.
A\m.R\\r T, THOMPSON',
Kullcllor for tho Applicant.
Dated nt Ottnwn    MiIh    SHi    dny of
November, A. 1),. 1010. 1G-Gt
_ ovuio's Lending Commercial
iuul Tourist Hmiw
S. F. WALLACE, Prop.
JOHN B.  WATSON
Chartered Accountant, Assignee, Llq
uldator nnd Trustee; auditor to
lho Cities of Calgary and Fornie.
CALGARY, ALTA.
P.  O.  Box 308
H. H. Depew
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER    AND
CONTRACTOR
P. O, BOX -123.
FERNIE
NOTICE TO CREDITOR8
In the District Court of the District of
Cnlgary
In the Estate of Stephen Coughlin
(Deceased)
NOTICI'j Ih horeby kIvoii purminnt
to tho order of IIIh Honor JuiIko Wlntor, dntod thn 2-t Hi dny or Novombor,
1010, that all Pomona Imvlng c-lnlmB
nKnlnHt. tbo cHlntn of HTKPI1WN
COlKilIMN, Into or lho City of Spol.-*.
*»«« In tho Stnto of Washington, ono
or thn United fltnloH or America, who
<llo<l on tho luth dny of Mnrch, A.l).
l'jii',1,    ill,    i'ulllii!,    ill    I.I...    _.'itJ..lli.<.    ...'
Hritish Columbia, luteHtnto, nro ro-
ipiCHted to mail hy pout propnld or
delivered to tbe undorHlBiiod Solicitor
for Harry 13. Shonfleld, to whom nd-
rnlnlntrnllnn of Mm mild emntn wnn
Uiniited by ihu nnld coun on Iho 2..rd
day of September, IfllO, thoir jinmnn
and nddreHHCH nnd full partlcularfl of
their chilniH In wrlllnp., nnd of any
oeiiilly held by them (mich particulars
to ho verified by u Htnluloiy declaration) on or beforo the .'list Decombnr,
A.D. lino, afler which duto tho ad*
ministration will mlmlnlHtor tlio iihhoIb
of the hii lii doroiiKoil, nnd will nnt ho
llnhlo for nny part, thereof to any per-
ho:*i of wIioko claim ho filial] not then
have received notico.
Dated at l.owdoii, thin 15th dny or
N'ov-f-mbpr, 1010,
JOHN' MAHNKTT,
Innliifull, Albertn,
Solicitor for tho
18-1T AdmlnlHtnilor
■___ THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. 0. DECEMBER 17, 1910.
PAGE SEVEH
P. Carosella
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes
Gents', Furnishings
BAKER   AVENUE
BRANCH, AT   HOSMER,   B.C..
The Week's News for f
Our Foreign Br others\
ESPLOSIONE   DELLA   MINA
.   Dl   BELLEVUE,   ALTA,
Nowhere in the Pass can be
found
SUCH A DISPLAY
We have the best money
can buy of Beef, Pork, Mutton, Veal, Poultry, Butter,
Eggs, Fish, "Imperator Hams
-and. Bacon" Lard, Sausages,
Weiners and Sauer Kraut.
PHONE OB CALL
tow...
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Calgary Cattle Go.
Seguendo la serie dei fatali incidenti
individuali della mine di carbone dell'
Alberta, nuove notizie purtroppo potete
avere da Bellevue.
Sono notizie terrihili; notizie che
hanno gettato nella piu tetra costerna-
zione un numero grande, tropp'o rile-
vante di famiglie, un numero infinite
di poveri minatori, e diro, slcuro dl
essere interprets dell' opinione generale, niiove ehe hanno arrecato nel
cuore di tutti i minatori del Pass, tris-
tezza,. lutto, .scoraggiamento, e, sopra
tutto dlsgusto; SI, DISGUSTO!
Erano lo otto (8) di sera (9 Dec., '10)
il fischio, sempre di mal augurio
quando si fa sontire fuori tempo, an-
nunciva ai vivi che qualche catastrofe,
forse irreparahile era successa.
Unanime, ahlme! sempre sono un-
animi' i cuorl del lavoratori in simili
frangenti, tutti corsero a prestare il
lors  amto,. forse  1'ultimo  ai   fratelli
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annientati dall'immane esplbsione.
Era'troppo tardi, molti ayevano'gia
pagato il loro tributo all'umanita ed i
pochi che furono potuto salvare, od al-
meno eatrarre viventi lasciano molto a
temere per il recupero della loro salute.'
Sono le 5'p.m. 2-1 ore dopo l'esplos-
ione e si hanno i seguenti risultati:
Estratti vivi 16.
Do.        morti 27
Nella mina'vi sono ancora.,4 persone
per i quali non v'e piu speranza. -
' Fra i morti de nostri counazionali
noto: -
Ernesto Gera e fratello Michele.
M. Quintillio. - -.
T.  Quintillio.
S. Dercoie.
S. Tripodi.
A*. F. Tripodi.
A. Martini.
Joe Bonato.   -,
S, Cimetti.
V. Roberti.       *   v
John Basso.'
Sia pace a loro, pero, vadan pure i
nostri encomi ed i nostri elogi ai cora-
ggiosi vonuli da tutti i paesi limitrofi
per'prestaro aiuto, 1'ultimo forse, ai
fr'alclli disgraziati.
Tcniamo far condsccrc al mondo
l'croico atto compiuto dal Fire Boss
TCi-.pf1_Milei-.snn' di  Hnsinpr.  B.  C. ac-
mines has more than doubled in ten
years, from $2,546,076 in 1900 to $5,-
552,062 last year. ,
The Witwatersrand district of South
Africa is said to he the greatest gold
producing'centre of lhe world at, the
present time,
A large proportion of the so-called
Holland flowering bulbs imported into
this country tvery year in reality come
from the south of France. .
The surface soil and rock have"_een
removed from a big Pennsylvania anthracite mine and the coai ,.ow is
easily taken out by steam shovels.
A distinguished. Vienna physician
has attributed the increase in disease
of tho respiratory organs lo the growing practice among men of going clean
shaven,, *
> Experts have estimated the waters
of the state of Washington as capable of producing 8,00,000 horse powe-
of which but 163,000 horse power vas
been harnessed.
The Hawaiian island of Lanai, wliich
has been practically barren for several
years, will be reclaimed by a water
conservation system and devoted to
sugar beet culture.
Next to the Washington monument,
the new Pilgrims' monument on Gape
Cod, Mass.', which is 272 feet high, is
the loftiest structure,of solid masonry
on this   continent. '   '
The British Weights and Measures'
Association is receiving much encouragement in its campaign for the abolition of the 112 pound hundredweight
in the United Kingdom.    ,
Both Harvard and, John Hopkins universities are trying to find out whether the* education of animals is accomplished by the gift of imitation or
the force of instinct.
Save over 35%
of the purchasing
price on your
range by buying a
"Dominion Pride"
direct
from
factory
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Fully Guaranteed
and Freight Paid
ibr^wm^'r
\ Feraie Dairy ,-|
iniESH sulk, ■
i       delivered    to   all
, parts- of the lown
V
corso-al primo-appello telefonlco, in
sit-me ad una squadra di soccorso ar-
rivala per speciale da Hosmer. L'Alderson, era munito di un elmetto di sal-
vatngglo (Iroppo sciirsl) se ne prlvo a
boneficlo dl un fratello e..socomhette
. ."Umillas premium pacts."
I.o siny/.io niau'ca per'la critica dovu-
la, quello che o certo si o clio fu un
inaccllo, fu orriblo fa pieta e, dello
nostre Autorita nessunn,' Kli italiani
sono nulla anche per i loro agouti con-
RolarI--"Verith.s."
Timber Is" protected* from dry rot
and, insect .attacks by0 boiling it and
allowing,it to^cool,in and'absorb a
saccharine solution by-a-"new process
that comes from Australia.
Although one-fourth of ,the area of
S.axony is weeded tbe kingdom seldom
has a serious forest fire because of the
vigilance of the foresters and rigid
laws' for 'the prevention of such fires.
A new portable electric desk lamp
is provided with v a hook so that it.
may be'hung on/the.bead bf a hed
or on. other furniture to "serve as a
reading  lamp.**
--. An "automobile street sweeper iri use
in Paris "is provided-with a water tank
for sprinkling just ahead of the broom,
which is 'revolved by the' motor .in
WHY WE ARE ABLE TO SAV_
.     YOU SO MUCH MONEY.
We make the Ranges and place them
in your Kitchen.    There's only one
transaction and one reasonable profit
mada on tbe whole transaction.    You .--
don't have to pay a fact oiy profit—then a jobber's
profit—a retailer's profit—store Vent and clerk'
hire—and expenses cf travelling-salesmen.   Our(
great " Factory to Kitchen" Plan enables'you to buy the
best Range for the same price that the-wholesaler and
jobber would have to pa v—and LESS than the retail dealer
could get ii for—and on'bctter terms too.
."DOMINION  PRIDE" RANGES
would cost from $60 to §78 if sold by retail stores.'   Our square deal
wav of dealing direct with you—and saving you all the profits made on
ordinary ranges—enables you to have a " Dominion Pride" Range for
$11 to $10.
" Dominion Pride" Ranges are made of best Blue Polished Steel and Malleable
Iron.    Polished steel does not need blacking* — simply go over it with a   cloth
and it will stay fresh and bright.   Malleable Iron will NOT warp, crack or
break, as cast iron will.   Malleable Iron is used by railroads for car castings,
and by Farming Implement Makers, because'of its superior strength.   Cast Iron
Ranges are cheap—even at their best—and expensive for you at^ anj   price
because they soon go to pieces.    " Dominion Pride" Ranges will last a lifetime
because they are built right, of the right material], by people who know.
SAVE OVER 30% OF YOUR FUEL
" Dominion Pride" Ranges have proved this by actual tests. Whether you use wood or
coal " Dominion Pride " will cut down the cost of fuel by almost one-third. COLD rolled
steel plate ovens, sectional iron lining Fire Kox with air chambers—double walled flues,
interlined with asbestos—extra heavy grates—all help to make " Dominion Pride " the
most economical Range you can buy.
WE GUARANTEE THEM—ABSOLUTELY
Over 6,000 of our.RANGES are in use in Toronto alone, and many thousands more in other
parts of Canada. You get a Range that has proved its superiority in every way when you buy
a " Dominion Pride," and our guarantee holds good for a year. This guarantee means every-
thing to you—because you have an enormous factory and an old established Canadian Company
back ofthe guarantee. Here's another point about " Dominion Pride" Ranges that is missing
in Ranges bought at retail stores.   Yon can always get new parts if you need them.
WE PAY THE FREIGHT—RIGHT TO YOUR STATION
Our price—direct from our Factory to your Kitchen is this—a "Dominion Pride" Range 8-18
or 9-18 top, with high closet shelf or elevated tank or flush reservoir, with zinc sheet to go under
^vRr.nge, 8 joints of blue polished steel pipe and 2 elbows -^slivered to any railroad express
station in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia or Prince Edward Island—for $41 —
• OR delivered to any railroad express station in Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan or British Columbia—$4d      r-
$5 to be sentwith order, balance to be paid when Range is delivered at your railroad station.   If not convenient to pay cash we will trrange to accept your Mote.
Our Illustrated booklets tall ths -whole story of  "Dominion Prldo"   Runoos, ond explain the details of our "Factory to Kltohon" plan of saving you monoy
At least, write for tho booklets.   You'll find thom wonderfully into, ostirig.   Send to-day.
Canada Malleable & Steel Range Mf g.Ce, Limited, §g?jg.o
[IN WRITING PLEASE MENTION THIS PAPER] "■ ' .
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Sanders & Verhaest  Brothers.
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\ Proprietors
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KAUHEITA  TAPATURMIA!
Di-v   Cunlwooil   nt   .$2.01)   pi-i'
Hick, O.O.l),
Hoi-mo iiiiiI CiilU-v for hire
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A pi ily, \V>r. Hicikkn',  Phone. Kl
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Fernie
Orchestra
Mimical I'iivlIch nnd nancescnlcrod
fur,   The liest iuul very l,-il.e,st
nnisie In (he dlali-lot,
Km' iiiii'tli'iiliir npply lo
Thoo. MruxanohllOi Box 333< Fornio
or Blcr, Zncoarro
-letlen. Uiotln*."'u knrsimylisl'fioul'olle
liijis-iu i'i valine*.*1. J_i siniren ltr.ni-
lniistukson losllle, sokn kalplon. Per
ji'iilnliin Jnlko.on puolisen nd'oalul-.y-
iiiiiesUi kuudoata mlohesla joika mon-
Ivaf kaivnnlonn ollon ton _ltii, vakovia
):t (i x', nn oln!iv.n.')mIim kohnckymnicn*
la yksi uliHta owal nahnol aurinkoa
onaa!
Wloln yksy jokn lull tolslsta kaup-
uiiRlsta auilamanii ja polasinmaiui
iiailn kawuntiossa olovla, niyoakln mc-
netti honkonsa.
Tiiiiinii Ilniiipa uliraniicoii maohoii
ninii oil I-. Aldoi'KOu, llosmoi-lHla.
Han jattaa niyoa jalkocnsa surovan
loHkon jn orpoja Inpsln,
Tama tapaturnia on taaBcn tohnyt
pnljon, orpoja ja loskln,
Soiirnava on liiott.clo misla jotka
moiiottlvai. honkoiiHii tciBsa lapatiiv-
massa.
1 Ionium I _ppo, C. Lohli, Potor
Paul. -lolm Iioho. Vnluo Kmih.J
tnon. ,1. Ulvlnon. linns Wollhorg.
Ann. Oiinloek.     Aiulrmv Sauvl.
stead of by "tlie roar wheels as usual.
The increasing use of oil fuel in the
British navy has so polluted somo of
Kiigland's harbors that special-regulations have been adopted governing its
uso while a vessel is in port. o
' Australia raises nearly 10,000,000
acres 'of wheat a year.
Alaska has -1,000 miles of waterways
navigable for steam vessels.   .
,A non-inflammable moving picture
film has been brought out lu Germany.
* An_ average of three now comets a
year are discovered by astronomers.
India now* ranks next to tho United
States as a cotton produciiiR* nation. •
Detroit soon is io be furnished with
electric power from Niagara falls.
In lho amount of Its shipping Singapore Is llio eight greatest port In the
world.
i.*;.--*Dp.r'ybu:'sa^
7,7A7Um'e.Sw.i)income', when'■■your^fina'fi^
ciai:. resources wilKbe strained, to jneet
£so_se?unexi-ected.demand7:;''W"ill' rybti
.,'__a'Ye/to7su.ffc
fw'illfypU'-'.be'-iin.'ia^ppsitlori
7yourI*Mpk;;acdoi^
7kiDeppsit your savings*,in71iii,;Bahk_pf:;
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REMOVE PROTECTION
ON   BEAVERS
Animals Have Multiplied Durinn Close
Season—Are Nuisance in Some
Localities
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THE WORLD AROUND
An nltoi'iiatliig current of eleolrlf-lty
pliingm-* buck and forth through llio
I'llninoiil In nn liiciindcHciinl lump 10
tlniPH a second
Tlio vnluo of tho output of Quohoc'ti
VA'NCOUVRll,   11.   C. — Provincial
Gnmo  "Wnnlon   AVlllliiina  says  It  Is
probable that lhe restriction on hunting boavor will ho raised noxt fnll and
Iho following yonr In certain sections
of (bo provlnco,    Tho closed season of
llio last six yenrs haR resulted in a
rapid Iiktoiiso of iho anlmalf* nnd in
somo plncos thoy havo bocomo such
iiulwiiiPOB ns lo load to spoclnl permission to destroy thorn,     Tho government action wlion suspension of tlio
closed  season „omls  next  November,
will ho directed to consorvo beaver
eoluiilot* wlioro ihu dams nro doing no
Injury and will bn iilmod nl llio prevention  of liH-i-eiise  so  as  to  causo
fliiinago,    Tho anlninln will novor, how-
over, bo nllowoil to got (o tho    low
point wlion llio pi'i'snnt    restrlctInns
woro fniniod,
FERNIE STEAM LAUNDRY
Quarterly  Dividend Notice
Notice is hereby given that a dividend at the ratcofSIX
* PER CENT, per annum has been declared upon the paid-up
capital stock of the Home Bank of Canada for the threo
months ending* the 30th day of November, 1910, and the same
will be payable at' the Head Office or any brandies of the
Home Bank on and after Thursday, the First day of Decern-
ber next.
The transfer books will be closed from the lGth to the 30th
day of November, 1910, both days inclusive.
Tt'/ order* of thc Board.
Toronto, October 26th. *
JAMES MASON,
„ General Manager.
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Special Holiday Hampers
A program of excellent Films especially selected for Saturday
"Willie"
An "Imp" Comedy
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,' Dainty Politician
■ A Thariiiouser Drama
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Two Other Feature Reels
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A. Flour oi' wliich ono
'trial is all that is iicciUhI
to provo ils worth.
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Hillcrest    •
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Special attention to out-of-town orders PAGE EIGHT
"THE DISTRICT LEDGER, FERNIE, B. C. DECEMBER 17, 1910.
Merry
Xmas!
The CROW'S NEST TRADING CO., Limited
The Store  of Good Values
Merry
Xmas!
A beautiful asortment 8f "Gift Merchandise" both
useful and ornamental; articles i'or old and young, together with a range tliat will please the most particular buyer, awaits your inspection. Our reputation for
good values and reliable merchandise is a guarantee
that all gifts purchased here will prove equally satisfactory and pleasing to the recipient.
Nothing in thc way of Ladies' "Wearing Apparel is
more satisfactory for a gift, than a pair of Kid Gloves
Finest quality Kid, lined with a heavy wool fleece
trimmed with fur, two dome fasteners and
wrist straps, gussett fingers, per pair. ...*... .$1.75
Ladies' plain French Kid Gloves with plain and
embroidered backs, in tans, browns, greys,
black and white',' per pair  $1.25
AVe are showing thc season's latest novelties in many
articles suitable for Christmas Gifts. These are put
up in three groups, thc groups include Ilair Receiver?,
Cushions, Hat Phis, Match, Pipe and Tie ' Holders.
Made of silks, satins, moreen silks with hand painted
decorations.     Your choice 35c, 50c. and 75c.
Wc are offering special values in our Handkerchief
Department, we having a large and more complete
range than in any previous season.
Ladies' plain Linen Handkerchiefs in a good sheer
cloth with wide and narrow hems.     Extra value 10c.
Ladies' fancy Lawn and Muslin Handkerchiefs with
plain centres trimmed with Valencenne's .lace and insertion, in a variety of spot's and bars  15c.
A large assortment of fancy Linen, with plain and
fancy edges; trimmed with French Valcncennes and
hand-made lace, each '. .25c. to $2.00
Nothing more appropriate and appreciated than a
piece of fancy Neckwear for Christinas giving. , Our
range consists of the newest and danticst assortment
of Tics and Fancy Collars.
Ladies' fancy Collars, made from nets, chiffons,
silks'and satins; trimmed with Persian, gilt braids,
Vaiencenncs and Applicque, in a large assortment of
stylos and colors,-including black 35c. to $2.50
Fancy Holiday'' Linens, very acceptable for Christmas giving; a selection to please the most fastidious.
Fancy Linen Squares and Runners, with embroidered
corners,' others witii drawn work and hemstitched'
* , bonleis ,   ........." '.' 75c. to S4.&0
Battenburg Cloths and Runners in a variety of designs and sizes 85c, to $3.50
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ThcSC are made of all pure silk in a variety of patterns.
In cream, white and black ..'. $1.25 to $4.50
A Wilton, Axminster or Brussels Carpet Square
makes a Christmas Gift that will long be remembered
and appreciated. Conventional and exclusive designs
in red, green and fawn grounds'; specially priced for
the holiday season.
9x9   Wilton, regular $27.50,
9 x 10-6  Wilton, regular '$32.50,
9 x 12 Wilton, regular $37.50,
Special $22.00
special $26.00
Special $30.00
SANTA CLAUS, commencing Saturday, will be with
us for two or three days. We have received from him
a wireless message to the effect that his parcel of toys
are bigger and better than ever. Dollies that laugh
and close their eyes; dollies that are dressed ready for
their walk, others undressed ready for bed; story
books, games, tea sets, together with a host of other
good things make up Santa Claus' parcels for the girls.
Railroads, magic lanterns, steam engines, mechanical
toys, horses, tool sets, are a few of the good things he is
bringing for the boys.
Santa Claus will reach our store about 1 p.m. Satur-.
ciay.     Watch for him.
FANCY CHINAWARE
An Ideal and Useful Christmas Gift
Our original purchase sufficient, as we thought, for
the holiday season, lasted but a few days. A wired
order, to be shipped "Rush.,Freight," will, Ave hope,
bring to our display tables'a new assortment before this
notice reaches.you. We nmte your inspection of this
dainty and beautiful display, the prices of which fully
maintain
Values."
our   reputation as "The   ft tor 3   of   Good
A piece of Furniture makes a useful and greatly appreciated Gift.
Sea Grass Chairs in a variety of beautiful designs.
Strong and durable; a chair full of comfort, and very
suitable for either den or parlor $5.75 to $6.75
Morris Chairs, with or without automatic attachment;
quartered oak, genuine leather and velour coverings,
spring seats;'early English and Golden
From $14.75 to $35.00
Morris,Rockers; quartered oak, genuine leather, spring
seats; high class finish throughout; early English and
" Golden _ $19.50
Ladies Desks, quartered oak. Veneered Oak and
mahogany.,-    Beautiful designs. . '*■
'   " From $8.50 ,to $13.00.
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From $7.75 to $10.50
'' FIT''REFORM" AND "FAULTLESS"
CLOTHING SPECIALLY PRICED
FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON
An opportunity to secure the highest. grade of
"Ready-to-Wear" at prices that deserve more than
passing attention. "Fit Reform" Clothing is without
doubt the.criterion of excellence in men's "ready-to-
wear"; thc tailoring, workmanship and materials
throughout being the best procurable. - An inspection
will prove the superiority of the patterns and models,.
but what we wish at,this time to specially emphasize
is the exceptional "value" that is now within your
reach.
"Fit Reform" Clothing is priced before leaving the
factory and sold at such figures at all agencies, whether
located in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg or elsewhere.
Over-buying and a backward season forces us to
extreme measures to dispose of a portion of' our immense stock. Prices are cut, regardless of all cost
and profit: in many instances even below factory cost.
We invite your inspection, knowing that you will more
than appreciate the exceptional "values" here awaiting
you.
Fit Reform,'regular ,$25.00, Special $19.50
Fit Reform, regular $22.00, Special $17.25
Faultless, regular $18.00, Special $13.75
* Faultless, regular $16.50," Special $12.25 *
Faultless, ' regular $12.50, Special $ 9.50
Faultless,   regular $10.25, Special $ 8.25
Men's fine Dress Gloves, a seasonable and acceptable
gift that will add ver/ considerably to the wearer's
comfort.     All the popular shades in mochas, fine kid
and dog skin, silk, wool and fleece lined. .$1.50 to $2.50
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The average man would be more than pleased to received .couple of suits of Stanfield's "silk and wool"
Underwear for a Christmas offering. Warranted unshrinkable and soft and pleasing to the most sensitive
skin.     Per Suit ,.'. .7. '. $4.25 and $4,50
An unusually attractive range of men's Neckwear at,
a specially, low figure for Christmas giving. Figured
and solid grounds in a range of most attractive patterns..    Special *.'./. .7 50c.
Christmas Handkerchiefs for the men.    'We * have
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them in silks," lawns, linens and exceldas, both plain
and initialed^ '. _l0c. to 65c.
Christmas Fancy Groceries priced at the little prices
that make this store known as the biggest and.best
value givers.
Genuine Russian Caviar, per tin ;". 45c.
French Peas', Beans, Mushrooms and Macidoines .
(in glass); superior quality ' 45c. and 55c.
Old English Plum Pudding, 1 lb. tins, 30c. 2 lb. tins 60c.
. Fruit. Sultana and Pound Cake, 1 lb. tins 30c,   2 lb    |
tins ;   60c.
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Christmas Crackers make a heap of fun and all con-
0 tain a suitable souvenir.     Per box 25c. to $1.00
Fancy Boxes of Chocolates, containing a pleasing assortment of new, fresh .confections.
Per box 25c. to $1.00
, California Tomatoes, Cucumbers,   Lettuce,   Celery,
Sweet Potatoes.
Roqu'eifort Cheese, the finest imported, per lb.'. .45c.
Fancy Table and Cooking Apples, per box . .$1.75
Pinesapples,   Pomegranates,   Japanese   and  Navel
Oranges, Bananas, Pears.
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Fine Ontario Geese, Turkeys and Ducks.
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Huntley and Palmer's Fancy JBiscuits. •■
Shortbread, .Alaska Wafers, Macaroons, Philippine
Plantation, Acorn  per lb. 50c. to 75c.
GROCERY SPECIALS FOR SATURDAY
6 Tins Preserved Fruit  ......... .$1.00 .
(I Tin each raspberries, strawberries, plum, peach,
pear, pineapple.)
1 lb. Tin Old Country Tea, regular 50c, Special       40c.
Old Dutch Cleanser, 3 tins \ ...... ,25c*
1 lb. Crocks Hartley's,Pure Jams, each 20c.
For a Lady or Gentleman
Shoes and Slippers make very acceptable Christmas ..
Gifts. '   - ' "    . .
Ladies' High Felt Slippers, turned leather soles fur
trimmed, assorted colors;, very suitable for Christina's Gifts,* pair  '- $2.25
Ladies' Wool Bedroom Slippers, assorted plaids; extra
value at ... §1.00
Ladies' and* Misses' Wool lined, fur trimmed Moccasin
Slippers.      A slipper full of satisfaction and com--
fprl *. .■ :$1.40 and $160
•■Men's  Leather_ solo Wool  Slippers,  assorted  plaids;
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Men's All Leather'Slippers, very strong and durable;
extra value  .* -*.. .$1.60 io $2.90
Pocket Diaries at  Bleasdell's.
Xmas and New Year Cards—the latest designs—at Bleasdell's.
For lilgli-class chocolates call at
the  Todd  Block  Candy Store.
Finish up tho year by taking advantage of the exceptional offers made
by Miss Euler.
Music lovers are requested to keep
December 26Ui in their mind lis there
will be a treat in store for them.
- ITavo you chosen your Christmas
Annuals or Gift Books, If not seo
Suddaby's; a most comploto'stock to
chooso from. 17-tf
It is rumored that "Agatha," who
was" lost will bo found December
26th.     Call and aid in tho discovery.
An appetite for sweets can be
gratified at tho Todd Block ' Candy
Storo.
A largo and well assorted stock of
tho best just received at tho Todd
Block Candy Store.
Q. Whero can I get first quality
candy?
A. ' Todd   Block   Candy  Storo.
,The latest styles In millinery at rock
bottom    prlcos.      Spoclal    clearance
prices  for  a  short  time only.—MIsh
Euler, Milliner.
Correspondence lessons in mining,
by Thomas Mordy, first class B. C,
(Highest percentage obtained) ancl
England. Each lesson complete *$J.50;
?50 for complete course of 40 lessons, , Apply Thomas Mordy, Merritt,
B? C. i lG-lt
FOR   RENT—ROOMS.
TO LET—Four-roomed house Victoria avenuo; rent, including water,
$10.50.   Apply J. J. Hughes, Box 120.
TO RENT or Soil, Houso and 2 ad
joining lots in the Annex extension,
opposite Macaroni Factory. Apply on
premises or- to T.. Kynaston, Fernio
Steam Laundry.
.HOUSE TO RENT IN West, Fernie,
4 rooms; rent $10. Apply, P. O., Box
1019, Fernie.
Boy, 14 years of age, honest and
industrious seeks' employment. David
Thornton, Old Recreation ground, f-ad
FOR SALE or to Rent, a two-roomed plastored House, Will accept reasonable offer. R. Wright, West
Fornie. "    17-6t
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Turkeys, Geese
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Christmas Fare suitable for Millionaire or Miner
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Gift List
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smixithing in tho ITAltD-
WAUVi linn will fill up a
good many vacant places on
that list; and furlliorniore,
whatever yon pur-chat..' from
us will give lasting satisfae-
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lVinn us, while they may hu'
pretty, nre hIno useful as well
ns being oruaineiital.
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Skates
Carpet  Sweepers
Food Choppers
Carving: Sets
Pocket Cutlery
Scissors
ami many othci's too niini-
fi'nns- to mention
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Hnrdwaro Furnituro
Fernie,  B. C.
Mrs. E. Todds Sale
Coats   and  Skirts
Crum's Prints and Dainty Goods for evening wear.
One dozen Ladies' Coats, colors Black, Bro>yn, and Navy;
noto the quality and fashionable shades  $5.00
Ono Dozen Ladies' Coats, Black, Brown and Navy; regular
$15 to $18, Saturday special $10.00
A SPECIAL LINE OF LADIES' SKIRTS
Cloth, Voile and Panama—Extra good qunlity nt greatly reduced prices.
0 yards Crum's Joints, guaranteed not to fade; dark and
light shades  ,, $1,00
G Baby "Whilo Bear Coats; regular ,$1.75 and $2.00, Snturdny
special .,..' $1,25
G Baby "Bear" Coats; regular .$2.00 and $3.00, Snturdny spc-
•Jini  $1.50 and' $1.75
HATS-SPECIAL VALUES
J2 Ladies' Hats, stylish, special  $5.00
12 Ladies Hats, ready tu wear  $3.75
12 Misses' Hats, roady to wear  $3.75
12 ends Veiling, T/j yd. lengths, in fashionable, hues 35o
See Window Display
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No Cobwebs
Behind  our  Goods
Groceries
Men's Furnishings
Arc t-joing out al. a mro Unit, l.eons thorn—also irom
Kottintf rusty. Wo lmvo specials in overy depart-
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to otir list of ponnanont custom..rs.
A. A. McBean
Opposite Post Oflico Fornie
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