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; Vol'11,' Number- 36 .
FERNIE, B.. C, SATfc.i<DAV, APRIL: 20,  1907
Lemaeux and Sherman Go a
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.-:,_    _ ■   Ottawa.'April i5r*i9°7-.'
I«\   H:   Sherman,   ,"President .District
' ,.    Union Xo.   IS,   . .U.'M.  W. of A'.,
Fernie: '    '
• I  received  this "morning  recommendation of position to act as member
' of' hoard on-behalf of Crew's Nest
Pass Coal company". I refused to appoint person recommended on. ground
"that lie had a direct pecuniary . interest in issue of dispute,, ami m'ormed
JcompanV'that unless" a suitable parly
were named within twenty-four .hours
'.'government would itself make ap-
■_>oinlment of  person  to' .act as com-"
. "i)iiny;s rep'resenfative, ,. Am .reliably
informed'tonight that all companies
have "named ' duly qualified .reprcscn-
tives;' will wire,';you name or names
tomorrow morning and will do __ all in
my power to see that board is •constituted ' as' speedily  as  possible.   Act
.rcc'iuires  its  establishment within   -Li
' days ^from receipt .of" application,* at
.outside. - Hope you will' use tost ef-
lortsjto explain exact-.situation and
provision . of ."'act. to" men. 'Notwithstanding notice, which operates have
jriM-n as- to changes of. wages'," and
"hours, operators are'"prevented under
section 57 of act .'from altering, .ion-;'.
ditions of' employment,_, with respect
to wages or ,hours ■ until dispute has
lieeti" finally'dealt' with by board, so
that employees may be assured that
conditions under'whicli they; have
lieen working will-be continued * until
.board has' reported,' unless a satisfac- «
lory settlement  is effected, in -  inter
val. ''Board is    being  established.' on
'applications made' on .behalf  of 7*m-
^iim»« ' piiifprplv" Wnne.   therefore,
that if,' as mentioned in Mr. - Eckstein's' telegram' to deputy minister
today, numbers of men have, through
any misunderstanding -fiuit work,
they will-resume work' immodialely
so that they may-have, full •'■ benefit
' of provisions of act in the matter of
an investigation and. not , become
liable for breach of its provisions by
going on. strike before' an investigation has taken place.
Minister of Labor,
vestigatioii and not Income liable for
breach of its'provisions by going or.
strike before such, has taken place.
0   ' Minister of I/abbr.
Fernie,  April   17."
Hon.   Ru'do'lphe Lemietix,  Minister of
Labor, Ottawa: -     ,.
Your telegrams will all be published at once. Statements in circular-
absolutely true. We know*', -what section 57 ■ of ^ct states. But who is
going to enforce law if operators decide ., to break same? "You are' extremely ''careful not to. commit your
department to enforcing , the ' act.
Men will not resume work until'settlement' is~ reached on just basis.., '
!;        Ottawa, Ont., April 18,  1907.
F. II. Sherman' <,.
Replying your telegram received today asking who ,is going- to ' enforce
law if section 57. of act is violated by
the operators. It is the duty
of courts to enforce law in • all cases
where informations are laid' in « accordance with' provisions of act; you
or any other person may lay information and secure .enforcement should
violation occur.' .',    .
.   Minister gl Labor."'
..,    ■     o
Caigary's Troubles
1 Once again', Uie second time within 'three months, the merchants of
Calgary are confronted with' a very
serious situation owing to the shortage of coal and the' threatened Continuation of the shortage of °coal. •
The condition., this, time is due" to
the decreased'output caused by mining troubles. ",, -   ",  "
'The citizens will not be affected,
directly to "any serious ■ extent, but
the manufacturers are already tied
up, and perhaps more serious, too,
the " railways are already 'embarras-
sed. „        •
The.C. .P. R. is not'moving, ...'lead-
freight. \ ■ > ., " •   '
The C. 1J. R. will soon stop .moving, any kind.of freight..
.The C.P. R. will be unable to
move passenger trains many more
days.        ' " :.
\The Alberta'.Portland Cement com-,
pally, has already closed down its
works  '."'..   - .   ' '
.''''.   Fernie,   April , 16.
.  <Hon. Kudolphc Lcmicux, Minister of
Labor, Ottawa: ,"
;, Your advice -too -late; over 2,00-1
iraen alrendy quit mines upon their,
.own individual initiative. Our people
";helkve investigation will be big
:furce. hold our men at
•work since operators decided to ignore district union und' posted notices
•on pit heads calling for reductions
Ifniiii 10 to 40 per cent., together with
longer hours and harsher conditions.
'Since yotir government refused lo
wi'foree law at Taber our confidence
is shaken and our men simply gave
notice nnd drew their time.
We hope to get niiothcr conference
tliln week with operators and hope
for speedy adjustment.
. V. H. SHERMAN. '
■Ottawa, Out., April 16, 1907.
V, Tl.'Sliurmanv Fernie:
1 have received copy of circular
.•dated Fernie, April 8, addressed to
.officers and member's of local union
.District Xo. IS, U. M. W. of A„
■signed by "yourself ns president uml
,J, II. McDonald ns'secrelnry-lrcastir-
.cr, and sent out liy district executive
iborinl In connection with rcfcriiuluin
vote, in which It is stated that coal
companies arc using all' kinds ol
Itgal technicalities in order to delay
Investigation; also that you sec no
chr.uce of Investigation hoard making
iu report i'or mouths, nud tlmt in
meantime you cannot inform 011-
ployecss under what terms nnd conditions they are working.
These statements appear to uic
most misleading and calculated to
, give members of union entirely wrong
Impression of facts. The act requites
the constitution o{ hoard within 15
days from, receipt of application.
Hoard will lie established within tni.s
time. 1 will insist thnt its v-m_uir>
vital! l.t expeditiously conducted and
will continue to tee that no lulmi-
calitles nf nny kind arc allowed n>
delay proceedings. In (lie nu-aiitinn-
hy ,«ecUoii 57 of net cinployers arc
prevented from altering comlitinni nf
I'miiloymrnl from what tltey have
leen in the past with respect to
wage* or hours until dispute tins Ihmi
finally dealt with by Imnrd. Tlie
tiatcuient in cirt\d.u- as u,,vc7
ment of act at Tal>er alsfi appears In
tnt* lo In-. iinhU.idiuji, Wunlil n*>W yi>u
tn kindly give contents of this miv
s.ift every puMicity, tn thai nn-
ployees who, through any uii'-.uivli,r-
itandln^ may have rjiiH work at i.ny
of the min**, will see the t*.ik«iii.tii1i*-
ut4»   ol tt»uiuiu_(   luvmtilUuU,    u>
Price $2 a year in Advance ;■
"The  Calgary  Brewing -company.,  is
.All   other    manufacturing;  institutions are,.in-similar condition!
The cause,of the trouble-is?
tion of the miners, who, though apparently not on strike, are deserting
their positions. Already, according
to despatches, the miners all along
the Crow's Nt-st have failed to uiru
up to work., The Bankhcfald frines lunc
lxsen losing men day by day, "until
'now the force is not more ' than half
strength, and it will not he long, it
is feared, until there will be greater
disaffection? . . , •
A meeting of the council of the Calgary board of,trade was held yesterday afternoon, which was better, attended than any meeting since the
famous meeting in February.
The president of the board explained the object of the meeting, and a
desultory discussion followed. "The
serious nature of the crisis threatening was explained.
Mr' Jntnieson stated that the position was more serious than anything
which had threatened since the country, had first liccomc known. A strike
In the mines or a continuation of
present conditions would make an
appalling condition In this country.
A committee consisting of C. \V(,
Peterson, K. It, Jamicson. R. j"
Mulchings, J. Drew and W. M, Davidson were appointed to bring," In a
The committee brought In a report
recommending that the board nr.js
lhc government to hasten the up.
I ointment of a conciliatory comnus-
mod, nnd hasten acM.i'i niter -he _._p.
pointmcut;' and that the following
telegram lie sent to the* ol
lulior and to M. S. McCarthy
"Calgary hoard of'trade strongly
urgcj Immediate action of hoard of
conciliation on miners' disagreement;
freight traffic cento! entirely; passenger irnfTir stops in few days; manufacturing plunts closing; miners
having work lu large Ixxlfcs though
no strike officially declared: situation
the moil serious In history of Western Canada."
It wns also decided to send a slm-
Unr despatch nBklug for co-operation
l« Hon. Mr. dishing, the boards ol
trade ,4 Uthhridge, Regina, Moo«-
jnw, Nelson, Vmiennvnr nM Tntcrito.
, That the local officials of the C.V.
ii. intend to take no chances in the
threatened coal shortage is evident by
«lw Jaa tlmt yesttnlay U,ey conf.s-
wleil "II the conl, s«,me sixteen carloads, tlmt was in their vnr.U r,„
i^ifir own hot. Th,', coa) 'WftB ton.
Mjmwl to L\ S. J,oot.
't is also said that lliey laid of! nil
lite surplus employees Iwth among
the train crews nnd In the freight
sheds and that after a few moru.
days nr, more freight will be received
as it will take nil the roal they can
it«t li. run their pa*M«g«r train*
without bothering ,«bout the freight.
A iiromlnwu official interviewed' <m
tlu* Mihjecl yesterday, while very re-
li.ciant to say much regarding (he
matter, adimtt^l th.U they looked
foi .« g.utfail limp in the n«ir tut-
that they m,ty have fall Untfit ut ur., adding that il was all in the
provisions of act la the mal'tr of In- > haad» of the min*a*s,—AloerUE.
Thiols 'what.that  Great Friend  of  the
iner, -the-Cal^ary7.Meraid, is Will-  .
ing. to Allow the Boys,   '■.'"..
The Calgary Herald has had the
■ ourage to puMish in its columns ll-
.olloiving grossly urisleading sta::-
ment as lo the wages eariii'd by tlu
miners in Southern Alberta and fCasl-
ern British' Columbia,'.taking^ the precaution' to fence if in with' a. " conspicuous border lest the slippery
thing should get away.
In'view of the. great interest, taken
in the present coal, miners' strike,
The Herald has taken particular pains
to ascertain the actual'wages being
received at llie ' present time by 'the1
men working in the coal mines of
Alberta and' Eastern . British Columbia, including, the Crow's Nest Pass
and Bankhead. The figures, • which
have been carefully authenticated, art
published' below: ,. ■ >
Contract miners, or piece-work men,
which, includes all men actually engaged in cutting coal from the seam,
earn "from 53 to Si2 a day and average between 55 and $d. This '.lass
embraces about, two-thirds of all men
employed in "', and .around the coal
mines! In other words, coal -miners
are paid on'an average $1,50" a year.
Inside men, other __lliaii those; actually engaged in.,cutting coal,;get from
52.50 .to-Siso.a day,' and are, paid by
the day. Thie "class "-includes shovellers or' "'back-hand'" -. men. These . men
in qiiarU mines'are" known .is "muckers'.".' They shovel the coal"into the
cars'after "it has been cut down., by
the skilled"- miners. It also ' includes
drivers," timber-" men,-   track, layers,
brattice-m1*",'—shntiliifhlcrs," , i>	
loaders," backers,   drill   runners, pumpmen, cagers, and others.-'    ■    -
Outside men at present receive from
$2 to. $3.50." This class includes car
oilers, teamsters,., blacksmiths, car-;
pentcrs,- engineers,' - firemen, railway
ear'handlers, tipple dumpers, ashmen,
couplers, shovellers, ,aud all other
outside labor.' -. '
Read it rarefully'-and then lake a
peep at the facts and" figures V^
scntcd liy the Ledger and take . iur
The -miners of this district arc pre-
[eotly willing to lay before the world
the facts and figures contained 111
every payroll ever made up in any
of the companies offices, and tho.
ledger will" be pleased to be lhe medium of publication.
It is an old adage thai half the
truth is as bad as a lie," and the
Herald sample of dividing the truth
in the middle is worth taking note
ol." There' arc instances, 'no doubt,
where men liavc, for a few days
earned money at the rate of St2 per
day for a day or two. But the instances where a man has earned
Si ,500 in any year in this or any
other coal mining district nrc -so rare
as to be past finding out, Who hu*i
been "operating" the Herald anyway?
The statistical report ot moneys
collected during the year ending inc.
31, 1906, for members ol Gladstone
union No.,33i<l, U. M. W. of A., ami
which is compiled from the 'official
records ol each case in which compensation wan claiund .aid __r.iiilcd,
is perhaps as good an index to the
real earnings ol Uie men i-iupWiyed in
and about the Coa] Creek mines as
can be arrived at without the actual
payrolls for a full your from which
lo compile n complete ivpoii.
Below is the report for bint your,
and in rending it one should Uur In
mind thnt the amount ol weekly
eoUipeiisaliou lor each individual i.s
'■rrivixl ut by ascertaining the tiver-
age wages that individual had 1 nen
receiving, according tn the ruordh of
the company, nnd allowing tlie injured party one-hall of that weeUly
wage during th<- tunc .,1 difai-aluy.
In any one case taken limn tin-
list, the average w.ige.-, Ii.ning 1 ei-u
eirn.'d can be fimnd by simply
■liiul.llng the amount nl wcckl> onu
pi nun tion allowed.
Statistical r<>|'i>t't nf irniiev" ml-
Itcted during thu ending lice.
,m, tooft. for uteni1 ers nl
local union No, 3JM, V. M. \\     ul
I.     •;«<?'■•-   TV'*  T1'.-,-' '■    '*' "'    "   •
lion act,  I'/oJ:
Name ol Cliiltnnni
Hen Skyus	
,                fl           ■      *1'        fl   .
David Fillep '	
„':...,     5.6S
Paul   Rok i	
.  ...     9-74
Thos.   Cunlifie -'■....
.   ...     8-57
C, Webber	
N. Snint...: '..	
J.   Buchanan..'. ,	
T. Leoski   ,'...,.- ....
..  ...     5.12
F.   Rmolesic ' ......
F.   Rutherford....?.   ....'.	
.     ,.:.     -A 15
T: Fullev.;  ':	
.    ...        S.S2
Thos.'.Jennings   ....
Jos. Mouetta ?,...-	
 :      7.50
;             5-6"
cThos:  Stamp	
 ,-      6.22
Wm. Commons.,'. .". ....
Geo., Plunder '.  	
A. Lund     '..
Sam  Richards	
 ,.     ()-94
J.   Atkinson :.o
  J' 7-9°
Mike    Vaverclaim	
    •' 8.45
Geo,. Dinsdale.	
•   ...... 9-45
J.  F.  Ingham °..' ....
•   •■'. '   0-'.'4
S.    Redfera	
 •    9 94
Eli  Hardv    ....... ......   ..
A.   Watson :..:.
'     to.oo
J   Smilak '.  : ....
.....   ■ 7.00
John' Kosta,.':	
A..,Nardon ;.'! :• ....
A.Taseland '.   ....*..   .
 •     7-«-
Wm.  Palmer '.
Steve Kabaskik .' ...,..■ ....
Paul Guidas..... .;... .
The highest" rate of compensation
shown'to have l.ieen'paid to any miner
during last year1 is Sio per week.
Five men received that- amount?
- The lowest rate was "S3 per week,
paid to one individual.       _,
The. average shown  Ivy  the  table  is
a half weeks to the month.
ily..the most liberal allowance possible this table will show that the
miners at Coal Creek did not average
above S'^  per month last year.
Tn the above list-is '/,' lie,-found the
names of some _ of llie best miners
in the camp.    ■-"•
" When you have gone over the figures of this table carefully, go back.
to tlie Herald's piece of romuiilii-
fiction and rend it over again. For
fe ir you_ should forget that Herald
iliapicr of carefully authenticated
authenticity, you should refer to il.
once more to make sure that it is
really authentic.       - ,
To be a'uthcntislicnlly authentic,
you. must study the Herald method
of aiillienlislicntiiig.   .,
The Ledger has been handed a copy c,i
llie payroll for No. 5 iuine at Michel
for one month, and fn-ni this roll it
is found that So men [or one month's
work received n total of S,i,4ip.3s, or
an average *of 555,13 per man employed.
These 8n men were all contract
miners, receiving fioc per ton, with
a stipulated daily wage of not less
than S3, according to the agreement
iiiuhr which they were working.
This agreement. stipulate!! that
where the conditions are such as to
prevent a man earning S3,per day at
the rate of foe per ton, the company
was tn make up the difference.
Out ol the So men on this roll, 55
were allowed sums ranging from 8,kc,
llie lowest, to S41.H0, the highest paid
tn any one man. The largest total
.inmuiit piiid In any one man was
Sj95.30, and the least was S'.in,
the average 1 eiiig, as'sl.ited above,
One man  e.irin-d 5125/10.
ntic mun earned Si9t.,vi.
One iiifin earned 5i2i 25.
Twi-lw men earned 570 li. S*'o,
One man earned SH.'.Ko.
Ten mm Pnrn1.1l S'n to S50,
Tw.nn thre.     nun    c.inn'i
NIn   men   anivi! Jjo m 5'*i.
I'mir m<'it  earned  ?'in tn f',i;.i"
One man  earned  $y,.
One man e.irm-d
And 12 men earned h's-- Sm
(..uli during the month.
It will l.e scm by this that   j') men,
I'll 1 .      1r ,
* ,.       ..».#..       .,>*/. V        ....... ...It.,       I.....V.4
Tri in     «-r.  t'i di; in f,,.   \\\,   .n,.i.ib
and  it  is probable thai Uiim     men
icnrcsi-iit   the a\erii|;e nf lime put 111
per  month  and  a\ctuj'e  nniiniiit     nf
earnings.   Ai  53,   th.'  miuniiuiii    t«-r
Si 1
1-) hundredweight of coal,    and    the,
Si2t  men mined, each,  120 ions.
The greatest tonnage mined by one
man was 2ti2 tons', but he also had
to" pay his baik-liand, cir helper,
557-50, leaving for himself, after a
deduction of'Sy.oo for'supplies, rn
even' 590.   "
We, have no .payrolls or compensation' tables from which to estimate
the'average ws\ges earned at Coleman.
The only basis from whicli ■ we ean
calculate is that furnished by •' the
pii'lilished report of ,tlve last year's
business of, the International Coal
and Coke company, which appeared
after, the annual, meeting of- the
directors, whicli was held in Spokane
in' February.- "      .'.. s
The Ledger has also looked ■ over
the statement of some of the miners,
fiom which we glean the. following
facts.- One man, a. good steady mhii-
ei, handed us his slip, for eleven
months, ovhich shows a total of net
earnings of $799.-35i or a monthly
average of, $72.67. The highest figure
touched' in any one mouth was
$113.50, and the lowest S30.05. In
this month he did not put in much
time, but in each -of the other ten
months he put in all. the lime he
could. '
From the slip of^ nine consecutive
months of another man who also
worked at Coal Creek, we find that
his total net earnings amounted to
SS^fi-oS, or ■ an "average t' of S42.95.
Both these men are known to be
good men, and the differences in earnings 'is probably diie in part ,to.,'dif-
■fcr-ing—conditions^——• —^	
Enough, however, -has been shown
by, this "payroll, ; the' compensation
record and the individual statements
to prove pretty conclusively tliat the
miners in this district lack over half
of that authenticated "_S7,50m average
yearly  earnings. ..
The Ledger published a synopsis of
that, report iu its issue of March i,
and we reproduce it oh pnjpe 2 in full.
1 After making allowances for tlie
management and stall salaries, which
il is fair to presume were'included in
the totnl of the payroll for the year,
it Is' placing" a fairly libera! esti-,
mate upon the average earnings" oi
the miners " nt Coleman when we
place it at $750 for -the year. Just
half what the Calgary Herald states
tn.m to be, after it had carefully
authenticated  them.
What a commenclnblc thing it is to
be, sure, to authenticate your figures
before you make them public.
The - Lodger can assure the gentleman, whoever he is, who authenticated that average of Si,500 a year
paid to miners down this way, that
if he comes this way and can nyike
the miners believe that such is *the
case, he w 11 be in ft fair way to
make a fortune, for the boys will he*
willing to whack up liberally with
him just as soon as they ore convinced that they have seen nnd
liniidle.-l  lhe dough.
The Ledger took tin- trouble ,1 r'j.y
or two ago to make sure that the
i'e|ire.scnt!it(vc of the Herald, who
has !e 11 sent here m report the iails
ns to the situation to his paper,
should have the opportunity In see
lhe tables nml roll whiih It haw'iised,
and also the published report of tlm
year's business of t\w International
Coal and Coke company, mul if the
I li.i-.ild wishes to correct ;!ie
u-ry misleading .statement it has put
lefore lis readers!t,can do so. It is
I'Xlrinii-ly doubtful, however, that it
will Ic fair enough to do this,
U is such statements as Um-m-
bundled about In th,- press which
■idrls to the feeling of reseniineiit
whlrh will not down iu tho breast
■ 1 the miner when he finds lhat mh.Ii
tactns are adopted tn poison the
minds of the public at a lime wImii
lli'ir rights arc nt stake.
vast and the quality of the coal so
excellent, that the ultimate value' of
the property is greater than the combined values of the Standard Oil company, the United Slates steel corporation and a half dozen of the large
railroad ,•• companies of the United
States.'--. It will take centuries to
rL-iili/.e this value," however, and it is
probable that our grandchildren will
still not have seen during their, life
unie the most active work that will
be done in developing the- properties."
We will soon have completed one of
the best mining plants in the world
at Taber, Alberta. This plant will
have a capacity of about 2,000 Ions
in eight hours, There has been a
great shortage of coal in.lhe Northwest during the past winter, and
there is at_ the present time a great
demand for coal lo'fill, the bins during the summer in anticipation of the
shortage  next year.
"Since arriving here I have received woiil from Mr.' Kennslon tha1- ike
last of our cantracts for. construction
has been made and that the whole
plant will undoubtedly be completed
by the first of July.-
"The market for our coal is in the
prairie district of Canada, North' and
South Dakota and the .cities of. all
the Western .States.' The railroads
also take many thousand Ions of coal
per day. We have large areas-of the
very best of coking-coal, the product
from which is sold to the smelter's
all over British Columbia, Montana,
Washington and"'Idaho.
"I came to .Utah to inspect"1 our
properties, coming on here to Los Angeles, for a rest which my family and
friends insisted that I needed, bat
which'I do not. Southern California
is an excellent place lo sojourn. It
takes on.; quite a while, however,
after arriving here to recover . from
the shock given him, by, the k'nowl-.
edge of the great increase in,property,,
since the last time he was here, even
though that lie but a year ago- ll
may make him unhappy for a while,
but he soon realizes that it is .the
delightful atmosphere that makes people'talk the wa£ they'do about lhe
values "of the property."
In conversation with a ledger representative, "Mr. Robertson expressed-
the Jiope that. the labor, troubles
would soon be settled in a permaii-
■cnt— manner:—Htnrilso-staled""that- tlRf
Gcol  DcLuc-ss ,,
J a ins  S.inliitie	
Thomas Chute	
Heilor  Mcl.Vi.nald	
D. Slmms...;	
Wm   ltl_.Icy	
T). McClimml	
A,   Nnrton    	
Gto.  Hall	
Frank R^trs	
Jos   Lynns	
Wm.  Lanraiter.	
.lame* McKane	
Jos, Stdrovickw. ...
•*Vf»«      It.
hi 2f» d.i\;i, or .shifts, or more, 'ni
Ciiinp. the im,nth, ,iii I ibiy nveiagid
*-   7-,-."   M«»i.S'>. e. i-l. for the tiumlli.
" 'i llisl it is placing the nvnagi hij'h
5 3 . lo .%.(y all llitue men '.wind at tno
•nf,., r.iteof**;8 pt-r tiutnlh, the lull iimouin
t.i'" the> c.'i.M am at ,1 Ibil liiie <,i S,
7.i".   per flnv.
V*r A gl.itirt 111 the r..!umns in v.Inch
I' .fllow.iiicr. arc gnnted for yaritugt-
; So anl I muring nie.ils the fact 1l1.1t
",nf :'flinSi- iin-u who recti'-e-1 i-.;n*.«. ii..a.
Ton'Mon ior Un- month* vmrk lrir.- *X
M<!'«wsx1 fn.m Jfij.15, in lis*, c.,^ ..( ih«
lr,l\ ''»'.-.•" oun, lo S.v 50 to c*fh "HI"
j«oj5ijf men.
6.00'   ft* >i'Ji aua iniutd i«j ii.tif.   and
■** *-* V- •   «»«*> 1L> » II
0 A Kolertson, prcMilettl nf the
VX-;   lumber rnmpany,  caine    in     nn
*»■ '   "    .".njiHi    'ht^V|.(«li,'iill       11,1111
and letnnied east o\\ \\\v evining
tr.iin lhe miiii.' day. Mr, KoUtimhi
'.'• oiu- i,f Hi,- most travellcsl h,mi in a
country «>(  lrav,]krs,
He has but recently spent n tew
■I. vs In tht "olden *fnfe of nr.uigf
J.losM'm* and earthquakes, as will I*
w.n In- »h.- f«»»wing, clippf"! fr-mi
thr .Mimici'ioL.s Tnliuric. Mr. UoU
eitvm has imNnimlfsl faith in the coil ft UU nf Western
WVn .is'*«l to my something «l»mt
ih, c»»| jr's^r'Sct *4 U'etfttn C*n-
.id.t, Mr Holrf-rtiiifl nuiil- "1 iln nnf
like I-- n)»«*.,L .,( \h,,st, tor the rti»>n if I tnM the ttulh nolaidy would
R«l Deer lumber company, of which'
he is also president, _ had $200,000
worth of lumber at their mill at Ued
I'eer which they can not move for
want of cars.
Mr.  Ro'icrtson  thinks the car   and
power shortage fm all  the    railroads
is one of the most' serious   problem's
to lie dealt with just now.
Michel Notes
l"red Lorsh is looking, after police
duties in  Michel   this week,
The post ollice was moved to its
new, quarters at. No. 9 house Tuesday, ,  - ,    , '   ,.
John, Doorccck will leave Monday
for Alberta,'where he intends lo buv
a farm.
Mrs. .1. 'Johns returned Thursday
from 1111 extended, visit, with her parents at the{coast,
Mr. and., Mrs. A. .Ciuiilcin have
moved to llosmer,- where, lliey are
opening a general store,
A. V. Lang, the Frank merchant,
spinl Wednesday in Michel looking
after business Intert'sts.
\V\ T. Smu.ster and son left for
their ranch near Cowley Thursday to
look after the spring work.
It. Miihllcloii is moving his family
to his ranch near Cowley, where lie
will reside for the .summer,
Mrs.   P. Winstaiilcy  arrived    here
WfiliU'sday from Nelson for n iiionlh's
visit  with her mother,   Mis, Iv. Law
Much hope is being entertained by
the Micln-1 people of all enilv settlement of the pending trouble, lu the
meantime nol it man Is working,
K. Liiwiciismi lift Tihsilay nn tin
di'liiyid pasM-iigi-i fm his fiuit r.imh
near N'elsnii, Ile mil » large
iiumli'i- nl fiuit   trees  thi!, Npiiug,
llnh and I'll,11 les llumU'isnn li-lt nn
Thiirsilny'h loial for Kernie, . where
• hey lift over tin G1e.1l Nmtl.Mii nn
lhc sum- day f,,r V.inrnuvn l<.'i'iJiig
(<>r a new Uii.ition.
It, II. N'«!,liii, thi- I'Hiiiiiit auiiunt-
11 IU ill lhe mal roiilp.inv'H nllue, lilt
("r Cniil Crvi-k Moiiilay, »| lu- ix
peels a itioiv adv.iiicesl pfisitimi with
flic nunpany, It breaks niirlieari to
•vc unit ktmiiiig iiur depart, iiitk-
thuugii  there  is hope  (fit   leioveiy,
A   i|iu*ct   wwhling   tonk   plnre    Wed
tiesd.iy evening nl   (hr limne n(   \lr.
ainl  Mrs   Vobrri      MiiMli-inii       .. in-,
thiir datigliti-r  I'-illiY ami  Mr.      I'd
ward Gr.en »xre uintwl in matriagi
hy   ltev    Kenny.   Tin   Misws    linuim
Alliuinnl .iiiil .Villi,' .Unkins ,i.t«-il a*-
liridi'Miiaids,   nml   I)    Ailnilnn      ami
Alex.  Allinntiil sii|i|Mirtcl  thr    bride
■tronrit.    A   swiijiluinis   wedding      tin
tier wriisl tn the gmsis pr«-«-nt
'"  o—-»~-
Can't   Deliver   Ore
Tlie;«-r» r>f thr snirhrrs at
KtKitt-n.iv i«nd Itiamdary hav,- u-m
«i?vi*,m1 iy iWl. TuiVuviy fiirniumts
t*W» th*y will not be in (j. [hv.\\\ ,'.,
lo i!*li\tr any mure ore   tmttl   th.i
Great Northern Of«
ficials  Interview
the Miners
Yesterday ^afternoon a sjiecial train .
enine in over the Great Northern,
having on board F.. II. McGuigan,
the newly appointed 'first v ce-presi-
dent in - succession . to L. W. Hall;
F. E. Ward, general manager; George
II. Emerson, superintendent of power, J. K. H. Davis, engineer of main-
U-nance and ri_;hl-of-way_ I. C. Patterson, chief _ engineer, and J, ' H.
O'Neill,   division  superinteiideni.
While in the city they met, and-conversed with llieir.local olhcials, President Shi-nnan, of the miners. Mr.
Eckstein   and   others.
It   is' not'unlikely   that' this • visit
at this  particular lime Wars     some
significance  as  to  the  present    labor    ■
situation,  as the Great  Northern has   ''"
a  hea*y  interest  in  the  operation, qf
the mines in  this locality.
They are all bright, wide-awake
men, and there,is little doubt that
they wi-ttt away with .information
which will be of much value lo theiii
in determining just, where the trouble
lies 'and when they locate the' cause -
the remedy will l>e applied, ' ;
Free    Press'   Dope
District   President   Sherman,     when
••pen last 'night by a  Ledger representative, stated  in  reply   to a  question
as  to   the 'correctness, of   the  alleged "
telegrams which the Free l»ress"stated
yesterday  had  lieen   received    by him   .•
nu  the  Kith.from  John .Mitchell'   advising him to have the men return to
work, pumliiijit an investigation hy   the
board   appointed   bv   the  government,  ,
that no  such  telegram  had been . received  by him ou   that date.
One  had,-been ^received  on, the  17th
which was shown" to  the Ledger up- "
resentative.  and' the Ledger, can    say
that Mr.  Mitchell  does not  in     that
message advise ,the returning,  of   lhe
—-"—-^i—«-.»,»*—i^viiviiu^—im—niveau J^ a- 7
lion by the government.
Mr. Sherman is fully aware of lite
motive which prnthpUs such.action on
tlie part uf the operators' organ, and
will lay before the unions.all the tel- ■>
egrams which lwtve passed lie'twecii Mitchell and himself, but
he does not' feel uiulcr obligation to
hand over to non-union papers, telegrams which for certain, reasons it is
best to lay before the miners l>e[ore
inn' in,.;   them  public.
This transparent attempt upon the
part of ii' llngrantly non-union paper
to repent the. tactics of last fall liy'
sowing sc.t.d__ 0f discontent mining tl,e
miners, will prove a dismal failure-
this time. ■
, This i,s no one-man movement. The
miners have acted nu tlu-ir own initiative, and arc not to be caught twice
by the same chaff.
Meeting Tuesday
At a meeting of the district hoard of
District IS, li. M, W, of Ai', held in
thu .Miners' hall here Inst. Tuesday,
President Sherman, Vice-President
Galvin, Secretary J. A, McDonald,
Inteinntinnal Hoard Member ']'. l»ai-
teisnn, John Sullivan, Michel; Win,
Gr.iham, Coleman; IfeiU-rt Morgan,
Jiankhead, and liavid Miller, nf
Tnilier, of the hoard, were pn^ent, and
Lewis SiockUt, tlatik1iv.ul; II. N.
Culler, Cnlemaii, and Mr, Rogers,
?nil viec-preHideiit of the ■ International L' and Col.e company, of the
association of operators met th-re
It was arranged that a eoiiferenee of
nil the npeiatnrs ami thu district
o.ird would be Inld m-xt Tuesday,
at which it i.s hoped (,<>niv nmieable
wltli'inetit  can be nrrivwl at.
... >«e'V¥    »«   adrtptatf   supply ol
Ixihtvt JU   Tk* ftopttiim    art     so I for e»ntiit tu*.
WAS ONE nv TIIK I'lOS'ElvUS   (ll-"
I'iociiii, April in.--An unfortunate
lu'cidrlil, rthieli h,i|.|i|.m,| in (he sawmill here tnrl.iy, r<-.sllltc«l ill till'death' Vii I.s. N|rU w.-,s i(t |,is
unr", when, by a inisstip. he U'lanu
eiiiniiglulm 1 lit*" main diive Udi and
w.ts iusl,init*> Itill'il. Pinmpt assist-
.liit-f w.ih remli ifl by his fellow-
ivi.llviiiiii, but lid |md 'llnl ere tin-
lodv iiiiinl l,e nle.ise.l lumi the deadly grip nl the It'll.
"s'iiki,, who lu»ve> ,1 wife ,md a nun
"f t'-n ve.iis in inniint ln«. Ins«c wan
a pioneer nl the Kunttuavs. lie
nud in Ivasln Im veats, in tin* tin*
plnv nf (',. (>, Hiicliaimu as a mill-
.n'^lit .u.,1 <\|.,ii s,,vv   .,■,._-, j(1)trr \w
 ■'   I"   l'rmtiir,   nud  ni   lute     im*
l imi iiit'a.;i-fl m ih, s.uiu- lan.intv
with tin Watts ),iiml*i Co. Ik i*.is
a  member n|  the  Meth.^lisi    ilnir.h,
 ' wa>. held in high c*.tttm   by   all
wh 1 I nuv  him.
The um.i'.its will be lake* to Kudu
• ml tin; iiiirimi-ni will take pl.ue
"'•'«• ..i', IIhu.mI..)- ii.winii.g ,,n t|,..
■ i.l the Is.ikanv'.—Xvlsnn U.nlv
.Mr. Nick* will known in Kcr-
uii, li.i*.in_.' Imp! Iwr, l„t ,, _,,-.» ..t
two prninii-   tn K,>itiK  to  I'n^tnr
Hi  a  most  sober,  industrials
• H.-'-n .Hid_ .» >4 ii^ .ittci'.d.iBi ,,1
ill.;   J[ilU.>lul   vl..iu'n.    S\f>.   \«ck%   »-t
her viddm lri<-4\nni-ni w til Imvc *.N
symi'.tliv «■! mniy friend* in tins
^ -v j££klM$i»ai3JiJJE&Ji& uau.v^uaWi*tJ»5n."
i«^tfia^!aiH*nlMn«witaA«KAalkM>6u^41JMMau2 * !M-ta i*-~*>l,'»w w
AttMWkife i rthbii u<
"*",-. ,
The Fernie Ledger
$2 a Year In Advance
T.MiBd .very  Saturday  from  tho. Office  of
^b'tott^on, Todd Block Victoria Ave.,
.Pernie, British Columbia..
All chains of ads. must be i» as f.ullo^s
Pages 2 and 5,2p. ». Tiesila.T ; pa?es* »'"<H<
2 0 m  Thursday; a»d ptige «, 2 1>'"   * JXy:
Wi will be unabl. to liwure change mile-,*
this rule U complied with. .
I ***A Mlvartisinir li conts jier nonpariel
im.T™t^eVtton??ce.ts „erli.»e each >uW-
ament itu»rtl»*.
Rat., for cantmet. ivUfertisinj, on•<**
oaten ior cautruot ..»>«".•■■-••-..    .
tion at etice Of publicatiou, Todd Bite
d. „v
the next senatorial  vacancy   in   British Columbia,   No better man    could
l:e chosen "and he would soon     make
the dry  bones down  there    come    to
life.   It is men of the vigorous   iype
like  Simpson  wc want  down  there:"..
To   directly   imply'    that  the ''Old
Man*'  has reached tliat state of    age
and uselessness which qualifies him to
sit in'the big rod'chamber and ■ doze
away his life  in quiet  slumlwr -   induced by  the snores that come   witlf
nge," is little" short of brutish brutality.     •-
Business Manager
SATURPAY,  APRIL 20,  I9<>7-
Albertun on the Situation
., .The; Calgary • Albertan has the fol-
lowisg to say editorially of the miners quitting work: .-.'
"The action, of tlie coal miners    in
leaving work before a strike had been
declared may be very embarrassing to
the     employers, but it is    not good
., unionist principles.
'■'Wherever a union is recognised by
employers,   the  written  or  unwritten
agreement is mnde by which- the union
in return for recognition from the employer is tb furnish a supply of union
'   labor.    "If .the  typographical     union
took   action      similar'to  the  action1
supposed to have been taken by__   the
miners,   that  union' would  not     get
strike pay, and more than that, headquarters would very soon have a supply oi union men in   the shop to do
.  the' work.   That is one of the     first
principles ■ ol  unionism.   The employer
who places his trust in unionism need
fear no desertion except when the contract l>etweeii the employei  and   employee  is completed or violated..
"If the Albertan is not much   mistaken,   the'same principle  holds     in
the mining union.   "Hither" the reports
of  desertions is much exaggerated  or
the   miuers   arc   very   badly   advised,
,   and will  soon come to  their    senses.
.There  is probably   too much     alarm
.about  these "desertions,  for  no  miner
.is. going to give iip work and sacrifice
-   .ail his' means of    support  for     very
. long "just  for the  sake of embarrassing-his employer"
.';The   Albertan  does   not," seemingly,
recognize the fact, that no    contract,
.    .-written or verbal,  exists between  the
- miners   and  operators  in   these camps
7 "where so' many men have quit work.
If. iueh were the case,  things   might
be  different. ' Many« of'-the  contracts,.
- or agreements,  expired  on  the     last
'__ '1gv_nf_March. and owing, to'a failure
^liners' Wages-
Go's Rake-Of f
The report submitted tb the shareholders'of the In teriiational' Coal and
Coke Company at the annual meeting
held a short time ago in' Spokane is
an eminently satisfactory one from
the viewpoint of the owners.' Although only' .three years "old, this
company is a dividend payer, and,has
a  remarkably  bright  prospect   before
I'll.   N.  Galer,      vice-president'    and
managing  director, gave out  the following statements:
A. C. Klummerfclt, of Victoria,
president, of the company, was present at the annual meeting and occu
pied the chair. A dividend of $28.-
000 was paid on the first oi February this' year, and the surplus at the
beginning of the year was $393.'I^. ■
The'present plant has cost $49i7°"i
$85,000 of which' has been expended
during the last year in the construction of, yo, coke ovens and in other
improvements   and  extensions.
The net profit for the year was over
7   per cent., and   amounted to S.198."
142. ,:. ■ "     .-
During Lhc year 334,23° t-ons of coal
were mined,. 49,638 tons of which were-
lodiiced  to coke, making 31,066  tons.
The  payroll   for   the  year    totalled
-c3 OiS,^,  and the average number   61
men   employed was 365,  who  worked
for 249 days. „ 0. ■
The company' and  the "men, suffered
loss of time and money   for want of
The new board of directors'are   the
following:   Hi   N.   Galer,   ,   Coleman;
G. Graves 'and 1).  Schulf/.,    Spo-
people, are fleeing to the open ■ country. ■ The earth' continues to. rock at
half-hour, intervals and himiY minor
shocks are completing the work ot
destruction by the first earthquake.
Wind has reached here that the
town' of Chilapa, 42 kilometres to the
north-uastward,, has; also been destroyed. , As yet no details-have been
rcci.hed"as to the number of"' dead
;;nd wounded, but it is feared ■• 'that
the number will be large. • The pop___
illation3 of -.the city, of Chilapa is 15,-
oe-o._-and if is the home of the Roman Catholic bishop, who administers
the ecclesiastical  affairs' of  the entire
re»ion.   Xo " word ■ has ' beer,     received
"     -   - - j
from ...the bishop:s palace,  and    it . is
not' known  yet   whether  or  not   • he •
was a  victim  of the shock. i
Roth  the volcanoes of Colinia  'and-j
"Torullo are  in the region,     and    the
p.o;ie   lear,. that  the seismic  disturb'-'
unci'.-,  may cause these mountains   to
become-more active.
. r-O	
l^m For all disorders of stonucii aiid liver, Bileans are a
'^im sound, safe and sure remedy. They strengthen the bodily
functions in Nature's own  way, being compounded
from Nature's own herbal extracts.   Women the "world
over find them a, boon.,   Finest -household remedy.
score/-', S'ic. ii'iio c, or j'.-nn Mean Co .Toronto. C i'or 82.50.
L.  P.   Eckstein
Barmstkr-at-Law, Solicitor   -
"*■ 1   ■
Rooms-1& 3, Henderson.block. Fernie, B.C.
r   C. !**«.     Ate. I. V*tfar, BA.
Latce & Fisher
<fcow-.   Nert    ******   ®»*    lkwk«
Femfc, ». C.
i)   >'
M '-*■ ^
  ^^^-XT^iy-s'' V.*i.»":--.*--r.i*^r**-'7f.-^^lf.air%"
Ross & Alexander
KEKNIE. li. C."
' Office in L. T.'W. Block, Victoria Avenue.
lhe United States has begun' action
in the Federal circuit- court at Greens'
bojo, North Carolina, to recover f;],-
000 da ages from cotton mill owners   for   importing  alien   labor      con-,
trary  to low. 	
It is claimed that 500 girls and
women4 have been induced to come
fro England and other foreign
countries ,by fraud and false .representations. The suit is . a , test case.
Prominent mill officials are the defendants.' dii addition-; criminal indictments charging' conspiracy have
been brought against them.. Thirty
of the aliens will be witnesses.
Resourceful is the American language. One,' expert witness in the
Thaw trial testified that the piisbner
had "uianicnl furor." Another ' ex.
pert declared that it was ..not maui-
cul. furor, but exaggerated egoism.
Still another aflirmeil. that it ■ was
/brainstorm." ]!m the' lie'st definition of all comes from a plain policeman, wlio avers that'the young man
seemed   "dopey,"
does $pb Work a little neater
and better tban anp otber office
in-- ffevnie ** and pou get tbe
Wiion Zabel:'. „   ,-//■,
','■-.'..'' ' n.   O ' . * ''     .
Zetii$ prove it to pen
j. Barber, l.d.s., d.d.s.,
L T. VV    Block,   opposite the   BanU
Ollice hours-8 a.m to 8 p.m.
. A GOOD WAY. ■■
to please careful housekeepers is to
give . ho»est ..weight. Oh, ^ we *e«'t
say tlkt all butchers "tfcB't do this
but we c**a*t , help occ«Miia»aily
oyerheariBg,, our lady friekita. when »
j they jet to telling their experiences.
to please is to supply only the best
meat. If you trade with us you will
learn just what we m*sa» by tlieee '>
tw» '-'way-i?. -QUALITY' and QUANTITY will be a, little more thaa yeu
expect. a
■to arrive at any kind of an agreement to take the place of those
which have expired, it" is diliicult to''
arrive at just' what men are 7to get
or under what conditions they are to
work. '    - -
The failure to agree upon wages and.
. condition 1, at Calgary cannot l>c said
to be the fault of the unions. They
went there on time with a proposition formulated and ready, for presentation and discussion. They were
met with the statement that the operator* had not " agreed upon any
propoailion, ..though they hald as
much tiine'aiid greater facilities for
such work as had the miners.
The adjournment, which was   taken
at the instance ol the operators upon
the pretense that the miners were not
prepared to execute a contract,    has
'   since been shown" to be not much tetter than a subterfuge to gain   time,
M it " has, developed,   through     the
technical  objection raised by  the operators,, that the notices of a' request
from the miners for a board of   conciliation had lieeu served upon  them
af an association,     and that     they
were not responsible as such a body,
■■   and  that,    these notices  should     be
. served  upon each  operator or  man-
,   ug«r individually, to 1* binding,
Thi» kind ol     technical  quibbling,
6rit with the miners,  because    they.
had no authority     to make   binding,
contracts, and then with the government, "became     they  (the operators)
n ware not a., legally constituted body,
should not deceive aiiyliody except the
kane; C. "S. Houghton, Hoston, and
D. W. Rogers, Victoria. -The officers
elected are A. C. Flummerfelt, president: 'H. N. Galer, vice*-president,
and W. G. Graves, ^secretary.
- This report grows very interesting
upon investigation.; - It is seen that
on account of shortage of cars -the
duced, so'that an average of 249 days'
out of  the 313   working   days of  the
year'was all that'the-men were able
to get.      But with the   249 days,  the
profit   the   company'made   upon, the
work   of   each  one  of  its  employees
amounted  to $543,   or S2.18    per day
per man, totalling S19S", 192.
-  AI the same rate, if cars'could havei
1 cen   secured and   the men   kept    at
work  the  full 313 days,   the  company
would    have   licen  able   to   make   a
profit of S682.25 per man,  or a total
of $249,011.25, as against $198,192, as
.shown by the report.
The shortage of cars don't effect
the consumer of coal alone; it is a.
most serious mutter to the mine
owners, and still mors serious to the
iniin who depends upon his labor.
Looked at from the miner's stand-'
point, wc see the greatest cause for
A miner is able, to get in only 249
days out of the 313 days of the year,;
and his income is reduced __to a most;
.serious extent. According to the
company report, each man on the pay,
roll received the sum of S9.S8.70, but
it must be remembered that this itii
dudes the whole staff, many of whom'
put in tlie full year, nnd allowance*)
being   made   for  these,   the   miner's
Am forced  to  remove'
■'    ■?■ ■   inv ixirber'shop oii ac-
- con it. -of- extortionate
" '. in rent      I shall
■ remove to- the   King's
•   '  Iw-.l.'i1' I I-ii-pi^ flr»irc SOUth
•   -,     of ihe Fernie hotel.
, ■„ .""Prices:'
On ;i\m\ after Wednesday Apr.
34,   prices  at   my . shop
will   be 'as- follows;
Want to
Get the
Went that
You Want
to Get You
Want to
In the Want
Column of
The Ledger
Cigars, Tobacco,
Cigarettes & Pipes
_  , '        _ _.*!
7 There is'only one place in town
. whereyou can set good reliable
snoods in oav' line that is at"
W.  A.   INGRAM,, Prop,    ,
Phone 91"      -       -        Fernie, B. C.
W, J. Wriglesworth, D.D.S.
OFFICE HOURS.-       • 8 10t» W »• ""•  * t0 •'', J*" m
0.SO toB p.m. - '" .
"Office in Ales. l"«k'fl Biooh
' over Slum' a Bakery.
KERNIE,.      -   ■-   -.-.-■-"    yBl   .-.
ir'BFTl '' "    *       «   •'"    A'WIUIMAN
■'' ,     Contractors and Builders
' "      ' '    Estimates Furnished
- „   '   Storm Doors mid Windows
Shop:-Corner Howlsnd Ave andMcEv„.v St.
P 0. Box 355. iTernie. B  0
ilavs nfter iliite I intend to npnly to the
C.liiof Commissioner of Liuuls.-iiui Works for
pprniission io purchase the followinB (lecc.rili-i
ed liuida. -  .   .'     ■
Commeiirinir nt. a post on west side of Elk
River l>otwoen Mo'nissey and Elko, .15 C...
nnd south of the. mouth of- Tunnel Creek,
tlience west4H chains, thtnee north .10 chains,
tlience east .10 chains,to Elk River, thonce
south 40 chains down Elk River to place of
liefrinniiiR. —      ,    -°
Dated nt. Fornie, B. C, March L'S, 1907     ()aG-7
mr patronize HoujT^piJ£nivL;^
Crow's    Nest   Special
Miner's Favorite Cigars
Slia-ving' . ■
w „ ! rlirtNiTLUir" V0R SALE-A..1EMS0X, 8 VIC-
'" "      toriii Ave
I, I*. Kckriti'in. -  .	
voFT^i^VToTrf"'"!.^ west fernie;
niisy   lerms.     Apply   W. T   llealoy, West
Wmio    •
'   ha.i    Cliiis. II Howard, Cnyloy, Alta
(.nliii,t or, nearly now.—Apply ut LoilBorOHieo
wa.;'cs will fall far. below S9K8.70.
Had the iiiPii been nble   to   put   in
llie 313 'lays, cncli   otic   would   liavu
rccoii©;! au jier cent, more ot un iii'
cimie during the year.
The company lost a large percent'
  ._.__... ,       , .i(;e of profit, hut the   Htock   of   conl
Caliriiry  Herald,  which wiins  to lie   was |lnl g0 nuich reilticml,   wliilo the
stock of labor of the miner, which is
his  c.ipital,   wns   irreparably   reduced
iy the number of days   hi*   failed   tri
get  employment.
'llii' International Conl mul Coke
e.iinpnliy iN one of tin- iniisl progres-
hiie    industrial    companies  operating
so willing     to be deceived, and     in
turn to deceive Its readers.
Tkc Allietlnn sliotild be able to
distinguish lietwccn tlio position of 11
typographical ttnlou with n written
or unwritten coittnicl, and a miners'
union which hns neither, ami which
is not liwMing "|»m n rinsed shop,
„—..    o   "■     ■
DoiiH Not !>(>"<) HIh DikI
It lia» liwn a prevalent ,opinion
nniong readers ol the I.ethbridge Uti-
aid that th* feeling nf tin- <ditnr nl
that paper for the ndltor of 'he
CraBbrook Herald was Hint ol a fond
and loving child, bin the following
Clipped from the Inst issue ol I lit*
Lethbrldge  paper  is  the  "most    nti-
ltinikit cut" the, "Old Man" has re-
ir.      1 ,.,. ii...i.  iu,   a >»"'fc   i-...v
"Wo w^nt. to sw- 'Old Man' Slin\'-
8on, (A the  Croiilirook   Ileralil,     get
|»l"« IJ ilium    .M.HI'I  I'I" ■I1"""".IW.*W
'riianUi'ii'j yon for your past patronage
1111.1 liopiiijf to reiifivc a share in the
fiiiiire, ,1 1 u 111; 1 i: 1 .       'x
Yours lo slay,
Chas., Gilbert
Ripe Tomatoes
and Lettuce
Wc •■ have • received ix
splendid line of the
above and we will be
pleased to turn them
over to you at a reasonable price,
cDougafl & Co.
iinrly aontr.illy Inentail, K»oil moilorn an»«o,
all I'linveiilciicos,   Apply to   Mott, Son & Co,,
|.'..riiio. I). 0.,
lot-en Victoria Ave.  This lot Is ope of tho
lii'M luiiutloiiri in town,   Kor full purtioiuill's
n|iplv id Mutt, S.-rn &. Co Foruio, II C.
A Bigf Snap
nml out iHiililhiKH, with tln-oodiift. lots on
lliiwliiml Avn., iniin' tho foniiiirKeriiio Hrow-
i'i',v.   Apply In I'Vrnio Loiluor. A 1!M
IVTOTICK is hereby fiiviin "tliat, SO ilnys after
-Lw , _, t_;x. . j_i „i^j xi tt r,i.:..r_
-J..-^-—imlu7"irlliluii'riiU_iipplV^Lu-i in: 1 iuu—\j„lci-
Corninisiioiicr of Lands  "ami .AVorks    for   11
spucial license to out nnd carry away timber
from the following described laiuis,.situated
in South East Kootenay. •' -1
No. 1 Commoncins at' a post, planted about,
fourteen miles wost of tho Kootenay River, ono
mile north of the International boundary,
'tlience south S(i chains, thuneo oast 80 cliuins;
tlience north 80 chains thonce westSO cliuins
to place of lieeiiminK
Looutoil February 1,1007
.r. L. ItclNTYnE, Locator
' ,. . ,Tamf,r Camkuon, Apent
No 2 Commoncins at, a post nt the northwest oornor of .T. L. Jrolntyre's timber claim,
thonco »outh 80 chains, thonce wost 81) chains,
thonce north 80 chains, thonce east 80 chains
to placo of hi'itinniiiR. '
Located February-1,1007
i   .    W.S. If kay, Locator
Nil .1  Commoiicinp!, at. a post, plantod at tho
northwest oornor of ,T, L.  MoTnt.yi'Q'H timber I
claim, thonco north SOohains, the.noo oast 80 J
chains', thonco SO chains, thonco wont. 80.
cliuins to place of boiiiiiiiliiK
Looatod Kobvuary •1,1007 ,(    '
L.E. MoIliiNAi.n, Locator
No. .1 OoinmencltiK nt a post plin tort at tho
northwest comor of.l li. Molntyro'n timbor
iihiim, thenco north 811 chains thonco wost 80
ohiiinK, thenco south 80 chains, thonco oast 80
chains to pliien of honiiuiiiis
Lociitoil Knbruary 4,1007
WINE   00.,  Ltd.
WholeMle Dealers aad Direct Import-
ters of
50 Good Woodsmen wanted; by
The Elk Lumber
Co. Apply at the
Cilice or at Hos?-
nwr.' '-,*"   ;
The" Elk Lumber Co.* Ltd.
lie, B. C.
1>AGiFic m.
Daily; Direct Service
BURMEISTER '"   ..,'
SoU Ag«st» in CaaaAa tor
Win'tWr     Tt«ic,      Jajf     Destroyer.
Spokane Bntsrnat.'onal Ry.
'DISH-WASHER .at  the
Queen's Hotel, Fernie, B. C.
Wages $30 a month.     «i2otf
To Consumptives
The MmlerhlKneil liaving liecn re-
•tortd to health liy dimple means,
oH«r HiiffcritiR lor several ycurs with
il kevere l«n_{ odection, mid that dread.
diMMM CONSUMPTION, is nuvioi^
to xtML^* l-nown fi lii.i fi*ll'»c snlTfr**r.i
the tnoatu of cure. T<» those who de-
blre It, Uc will cluerfully scud (free oi
char1**) a copy of the prewjriptiou
umxI, which they will lind tt cu" lf"r
TARR1I, UHONCHITIS nnd nil thrf**t
ait4 luBjt MA1.ADIP.S. Tie ho{>cs all
kuUtteik will tiy Ui'-.i Uuuwly, as it
it tttvalualile. Tko»e dMiritijj the pre-
neriptioii, which will coat thein noth-
(■*, *ml tnty pro*.* a Ideaing, will
pl«a« ttddrtaa
in this country, and Its pruHldi'iu mu
ullici'i:. have shown a i'fiiiiiin:iiil,ilili'
spirit in their ilciliii),' with llieir i-in-
ployei*s, whirli has n-xiiltrri in ilifii.'
n'iii'' 1111 fltuppiigi' of work mi that
iirciiiinl, nnd taking iuin afi'oiint lln.-
ilium laviirnlilc (iliowinjj oi tin* stall-
nl tlu-ir liii»ini'ss,  nnd  I lie nitinuiit  ol
I'I'' fit    till')"    ll.lVl-   llUl'll      llllll'    III     Ul.ll.u
(ruin i||f lalnir of eneli mini, il is imi
piolmlde tlmt the Iiiti*i'iiiii.iuiiiil Coal
nml Cuke cumiraiiy will inmsi upuu -,i
ri'ilticiimi ,nf the ivuu<.\" nf i||,|i cni.
I'liMliiiii of ih.ii, a ),'o<><i, hard, \\idl-
ilirecti'il kick iw lnMler tnnisporlti-
lion fiinlitit?, and Jow«r fn-inht 1 .iti.s
would sveni to he lhc. ht'.st dlu-ciioii
in whiih Id expend  thidr eiuT({ics
Cleaned and curled.
Old feathers made to
look like new. leather
Boas a specialty. Mail
orders promptly attended to. Moderate prices
Mrs. C  Douglas
Box .100 Fernie
Y. WiliTH, Loculor
Jamkh Camkiion, Auoiit
No fi Oninmoiiolimiitn ]>okI iiliiiitcil 0110 nil]*
wnnl rrnin ttinsoiitliwnsfcfoniorofP, W lito's  HAKItS   St..
tlmliorolnlm,«) olmliiH, tlionoo ■"»«».     •
1'iist. 8(1 olialns, tlioneo north RO ohiiniR, ttisneq
wnHt. 80 oliaiiiH to pliion of lieR'nniiiB
Looatml Folu-iiiiry, 4,3007
.TnmoK I'lilnonnr, Jjoontor
JaniM Ciimnrnn, Anorit
Nnd Ooirnnfiioiiiiriitii iiokI, iilnnlnd at. tho
nortliwost.nnrnor of JumOH 1'uloonor'n' tlmlior
oliilm, tlionoo south 80 iihiilini, thoneii wn»t, WI
ohnliifi,thi'iioo north 80 fhiilim, thniioo oimt fiO
ohnliirtto pliiooonioiilnnlim
Ijnnatod Fuliviiiiry 1,1111)7
Simon DriiRon, l/oout.or
iliimoi Ciiinoron, ARfliit
Nn7 aniiunniiftliiB nt. 11 pnni iilniitoil nt, t.ho
uortliwiiHt, ooi-iuir of .Iiihioh Kiih'nnnr n tlmlim;
ciiilin,thuneo niirllii^ chnliiri, tlmivo oant wi
olmliiH, thmien south HO I'lmlns, lliunen wost
R111O111 Ins to jiliu'ii of ImKliiniim
Ijoi'iitml I'cihriiiiry^li'iH
,1. 11. PiilhioK,  Ijonntnr
.TiimiiH Oiiniiirnn, Aiiont
NuR CommnnnliiB at iv pnjl iihinlnil at the
mvutliwimt nnrinir of .liinms l'lilconm- h tlmher
idalin.lhnni'n north HO u in Ins, hniii'O'wiist. Hi
I'luilim, tlnnii'ii south mi chnlns, tlmnm imst fli)
chiiins to I'll)''" "f hiixliiuliii:
h')ini((»l Kiilii'imryli ldi)7
Ohnrlas Wuhlln, fiiiniitoi
Jutrins Ciimnrim, A(«ut
Nod   ('niiimnimlim nt. 11 piint.  lilnntiid two
iiilliin north of tliMiinrlhimid (loi-niirnf.1. H.
rolloiik's llmlmr I'hilui,  Uiiimm   wmih   IB
nhiilns. t hiiiieii wiist to iiliiilns,thniu'i)norlh KIO
nhiilii", thmii'ii miHt tn I'hiilim to iiIiuh nfhn.
U 11'iimtnilKiihruiiry 11,11)07
A. I l'lilicr, T-ncator
.hiinc* Oiimnrnn, Ar«iiI
M. Kerr & Co.
Contractors and Builders
Plana, SpcciBcatiems and Esti-.
mates furnished on application.
Plemty  of  GOOD   DRY   LUMBER ON HAND.
Architect     and Superintendent
Office at Residence,
8.48 Arr.
'. ..FERNIE   * Lv.'
•S'4°    ..
Cranbrook  •    ,,
11 '5°   ..'-
Kingsgalc       ,,
10.30    ,,
lion ner's Ferry ,. ,,
9.00    ,,
Sand Point       ',,
. 16-55;
6.00 Lv.
,  20.001
For further infornialion, rales, folders',"
etc., apply to R.  Reading, local
agent or write
J:-S, OAHTER, I). P. A.', Noison.
K. J, COYhK, A.'Q. 1\ A , ViU'oonvor.
f MS.
Mexico to the Bad
Last Mrnidny the i-ity of Chil.mi-
iiij:o, Mexico, w.n. .iliimRt cuiui'loU'ly
drstroyid hy one ol tile most Kcrimis
i.irth ,«.vl-c:i Uut li.ui f.'ir '.init.d thi..
section V\i to Tncsdiiy eveiiinj,' the d .id, .Hid Uu
I.«dly iiijurt-d 57.
Anung lb- dead is lln- wife of
i'ntitt! ln<»|ieetor 1^t>\tnb\ I.ojicv
'.'titrr,i ,ml child of .Tose rlemmi, tin-
{•'i   of  tht- citv.   ."n.-.v   l.o|H7
MdtUUti,   lU.ll\   >i[   till:   I'vdvUll Ul-
tgr«|>h idlice, w,is struck <.n the head
hy a. Mock of .stuiic and Uidlv Injur-
A **»"c prevrtils *\trywh*r*,    and
We wnnt  to  lie known  nfl
liavintl (lie liest line ol  Leather
i Novoltieu in town, willi no npolo-
l_ics nB to price.    Hy insiutin.. on
} —you not only snve money but
ijyou flnvo di.i.ippnintment. These
' ,|':oils are nil *'iuiiij*oil with the
^mnker'n jifiinr'on'! .{imrnnUc, You
f; know th^it yuii'ii* (.tttiui/ tho best.
The. Pcrnlc Dfiijj Store
Mtati-; ok Ohio, Citv ok 'roidsno
frank J. Chewy raakw oftth that
Im l«i «Milnr pnrtn«r nf tli* firm nf V
.T. Chwey ft Co,, doing biwlneis In
ihe City ol Tolcdo.'Couniy nnd State
aloresaid, nnd that said (Inn will
pay the turn ol ONE UUMUK1)
DOLLARS for sach and every it,t.t. of
Catarrh that cannot Ixi cnwl hy the
use of Hall's Catarrh Curs,
Frank J. :iiavij;v.
Kwom to'litlore tne and unvnlkd
in my prtieuct, tbli 6th lay ol re
cemher, A. I). i8«6.
A. W. aLB.V'i W.
(S».il) Notary 1»VU(,
Hnll's, Catarrh    Ctira It Mint*   In-
ternally,, and acts directly nu
blood and    macovs iirkcM cf
syitwa,  Send for tettltnoi'.ils
k. j. cimsny a co., t.dM-
Sold hy all Druj-giiU, 5«-
Tali* ntll's foully Pills fir
Allan Line
Direct   Service
Montreal nml Quobec to *
Liverpool, Glasgow, Havre.nud
Pjissonptra booked to,nnd from nlli
wostorn points,
Montreal & Quebec to Liverpool!
Ionian (twin Bcrcw, 91O00 tons),
Mny 3.
Virginian (turbine, 12,000 tonsVi
May 10.
Tunisian (twin Bcrcw, 10,576 tons'1}
May 17.       -1
Victorian (•turbine, 13,000 tons)
May 34.   '_'
■ lie
1 on
Nn in Cniiiininiiiliiil «t 11 l>'i»l' iiln-iitfil at. tho
iir.rtl 1' iHt i' ri (ir nf A. T. I'Wmr'H J nihor olnlm
tluiii'i 1 w.'NtwinlmliiH,thoncflnorthm olmliiH,
ihinii'ii mint. HimliiiliiH, hoiuii hu iiIiiiiiih
toiihii'inif liijHluiilim „ „
l.nontMfl I'oUrnilT.V:»,
M,A, Kimtner, Loffttor
.Jiiiiifis  Cniiwn-on, Aduiit
Null I'nmiiiiiuclimiit. 11 ii'wt |ilitnl_«l u»«
j. II.. i.i.ilhi.t the lii.iUiwi'-t i-nnmrnf .T fi.
Miirntvro'. tinihnr iilittin, t 111111:0 hoiUIi Xto
i- 1 I in, tlimii'ii «'H"t J1" •'IiiiIih, hi'iii'c north IW
l.lmliirt. Ihiiiii'u wuhI. in ulmlnn  in pliu'ii nf
,''V!oc.Htfl.M',ol.riiivT'y in, 1007
■V..I. Illiimloll. lioofttor
.finiiiis CiimnrAii, AKimt
No ill (]oi)innnii'liiir "i'i J'"-1- I'tti ••VV) f"
d 11 Inn wort from thn imrMii'ilft Rornsr of XI. A.
I htmT'H Mmhi.r nhilm.thniiroWMtmi'lmlii*
II .    ;„irlli »i i' 111 lim,lhni.i'ii "Hit. «0 Hiiilni,
In roHnitliWi i-liiiliw In pliu-fi nf hcnlnuliiK
l^iiitnil Tnhriiiiry 11, U«i7
JI, ,1. .rnhimon, I.onntnr
.riinuiK t'litmirnn,  A(i(ii)t
Vn 1.1 llnmiiioiiflliKj lit. il im»t |il«nl«l .8"
cluiliih wn»l ul Ih.i nurthfiiiit nmifr <>t II J
I iVhoii'ii tliulmr oliilm, lliwiim w«»t. hi
!| L, iliPni-** north xtn cIihIm. tlisueo -jiirt
wi tdiiilux. Uu:iti« miiith M rlmlii< <•> l''«',»
of i.(.i{iiiiilnjr, .  .
I.ui!fltiiil F.hrinirv n, X'.mI
A. Kliiimr, I.nni or
„) ;v^t. .Iiiiikm I'ttirii'Mii, Aif«n
In every live town in the
district we w»iht agents
for Thn Ledger. We
pay liberal commissions
tb pood, live men on
ads., subscriptions ..and
job work sent- into this
office. Get in on this,
Modern to  Hute Sorvlco
M0NTUBAL    nnd     QUBDE0    to
Corinthian May 9
I'rotorlnn..., May id
.Sicilian  , May 93
Mongolian May 30
Ono cImrs cnbin $10, tlilrd cliitt«$i!<U)0
For roNcrviitlon of bonlin und
lull piirtlcnlnra npply to
Ajrt, 0.P.H,   Gen, Apt WInnlpofr
Uinarla l4«ismKit ctrsa Datidml.
Ulaard't Ll*l«i»at for salt mryw»ir«
Business Manajier
MlMii'i W»»iu«t Carta HturalfU.  l-edR«r,   Pernie,  B. C.
>i^£^^^^k   I^tfj^& ^^^^jA ^^J^f *^^^^^J
No RecdlcRH l'lums. No Pities*-,
Ai;;i!e*, Xu Coblcii Core-jiist oIJ ,
reliable varieties nt reasonable.,
prices, rcrtill/.cts, lice Supplies,.,
Spray Pumps, Spraying Material;.
Cut Flowers, etc. Oldest established nursery on the mainland oi.
D. C. Catalogue 1'rec,
OreenhoiisM and Send ITouscs,..
Vancouver, B. C.
P. S.—II your local merchants.
do not handle my seeds, send,
direct, We prepay fifty packets,,
„ assorted varieties of garden seeds.
In je. pap*M (t«st«I stock), to.
your nearest post office (or fi.oo;
twenty packets (or 50c., trial col-
A    .A u
with *lk JiiikIi and Tries to Square Himself
011 tiic Homestead Morder Cases-*-Step
'■■■.'■'■ Lively, Please.
ed to open the envelope,'When, to her
surptlse,  out fell a card aud    on    ii
these ,  words:   "Diir     Mrs. In
rememberance of.'the happy d^ys we
have spent together, ■ we present ' yon
with this broom, with this injunction. In . sunshine -. use the brushv
parts; in stoimtlie wooden  end."
The years have rolled . liy. Bride
and groom are now middle aged pi*>-
pie and are "6ss'oing , contentedly r
'along the path of, hie. They havi
had prosperity and aie now in a homo
of their own, while the husband's
business is a remunerative one. The
husband, asked for the secret ol his
j prosperity, always' makes a reply,
("Ask my wife and she will tell you."
Asking tlie wife,  she makes "the    re-
yerlise, and wfien advertising take
hold of the right end of the advertising broomand aiivertise ir . <Th>-'
Fernie Ledger.     ', '       ' ' »•
The Crow's Nest Ccal company are
not worrying much these days about
matters ''that .'are 'p-.s1. and gone never
to return, but'it would he of interest
to the citizens of Fei eif the com-"
pany   would   inforn      the    electorate
just  what  it  cost   the
company     tn
have the liberal candidate defeated in
the last "provincial election. Cranbrook Prospector.
. The prospector is n0t well informed
'ply, ;'I always usU the right end of  «° "lis su'^t. Vlt evidently does no
'.-*'. ..         '   ,,     •    •   '    .   M-ow the eheai)nE« .     „ t«. _..,.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Carnegie were
at home Friday night  to about     300
teuiii.slcr.s__    'luaiiUers,       hod-Kirrvirs,
lawyers,     'stono-cutters, "bricklayers,
-.'publicists   and other artisans.   It all
1'nine off ut the magnificent Carnegie
home ut Ninety First street null Fifth
avenue, New York city, uml its name
-    was an   "International. Peace    Evening'' .under the auspices' of the    National Civic Federation.
The  guests   were   invilvd   for    8.15
. .o'clock,   and  as  the  talking  did _ not
begin until nearly 9 "o'clock,  they hud
„ ample opportunity   to  wander -through
the" spacious rooms of the house mid
.admire  what  they  saw.   Tlie  distributing _, point  for   the   arrivals   was the
;gre.u   hull.   Thence   they   passed   into
the  drawing . room,   where-Mr.      aud
Mrs.   Carnegie    and   „Miss    Whitfield,'
Mrs.   Carnegie's   sister, .were   waiting
io  receive  them.   "'Ralph M.   Easely,
who   knows  everybody   in; the    camps
■of   both ■   employers   and 'employees,'
was ihere to see thnt-" uli .hands were
properly   identified.
■ The big rooms were full of • contrasts * which will perhaps be made
■evident by the mere recital "of.a few
■names.    Hut  all. mixed   generally   and
' -one would have thought all were
social etjuals. Among the, contrast
aei-n were Charles \V.   Schwab,  nuilli'
'   -millionaire,-   and    Daniel  J.   O'Kccfe,
president   bf   the   International   I,ong-
■ shoremen's   union;      Leslie M.  Shaw;
ie.v-j.ecretary_ of      the " treasury,    and
„ Robert. J. lliddell of' the Double Drum
Hoistersj, George '_■' Haven- Putnam,
publisher, and ' William -J.',.Skinner", ol"
the Stonecutters'  union;  the Rev. Dr.
. Lyman Abbott and Henry Mossow, ^ of
the^Bartendcrs' union; Jrihn D/CrTm-
mins,    traction ." king,  and     Michael
" Brayer, of the -Clothes Spongers'
ui'ion; Woodbury IYangdon„ capitalist.
and Ed.  Gould,    of     the Teamsters'
"^m"onT~ThTfflaTllTr&rar^ and"
ex-AsseniMyman   Thomas. Rock,      of
the Pavers' un:on; W. C. Brown, vice-
president , of  the  New" York   Central,
' and Edward  'Hannah,   of    the    Blue
"•■Stonecutters'   union-'
it, 1
N-_ was H. H. Vrecland who shout-
,7a  few moments  before .9- o'clock,
./"'Now please vacate the hall" so that
,lhe chairs can be placed."   Then    he
■■ [added    from  force bf     habit,   "Step
llively,- pldase."   Accordingly'    every-
"ibody stepped lively. Row after row
iof little'gilt1 chairs were arranged
sand the guests' took .their seats.
„ Then Mr. Carnegie jumped upon a
reoucli "that stood by the tall chime
•Clock and called the guests to ord-
ier. Archbishop Farley and Manager
iI,av«sUe hud come in a few minutes
Ibefore and they occupied chairs be-
iside the .organ, Just beside, the arclt-
Ihishop sat Seth I,ow,, while Mr. Bel-
imont perched himself upon the organ
Ibciich. . A little to one side stood T,
V..  Towderly,   the   old  laliot  loader,
Or. Slocum's Uveat \m\M
and Disease Destroyer
.lohu-Mitchell  l>eing not faraway.
.Mr.,.-Carnegie first welcomed' those
present as the guests in the name of
Mrs. Carnegie and! himself. He said
that he thought it peculiarly appropriate" to have an industrial peace
ewuing so soon - before '-the great
peace conference.
■ft is something' that we will remember all our lives," he said, "and
it is another instance that I shall
lo;ik back to in after years ' nfter I
become, an old man."
Then , he smiled' and everybody
laughed and Mr. Belmont took the
couch, while Mr. Carnegie climbed
upon, tlie organ, bench and sat" there
swinging his feet
The next day (Thursday) the magnificent "new Carnegie institute * and
library of , Pittsburg, Pa., were dedicated by Mr. Carnegie himself.
Distinguished scientists, artists, educators . and others from both Europe-
aiid America1 were,' present,. forming
one of the largest and most bril.iaiii
assemblages of this character ever
held in the 'United States. President
Roosevelt and tlie members of his
cabiael were given urgent invitations
to attend and the event was graced
by the presence of the donor, Andrew
Carnegit,   himself. ■ ' „       «
Among the European celebrities
who were present were Sir, Robert
Ball, professor of astronomy ' and
geometry, Cambridge university; Dr.
John Rhys, principal of Jesus college, Oxford university;. Sir Edward
Elgar," celebrated.-, musical composer;
.Marconi, inventor of wireless ' tele:
graphy; Edwin, A: Abbey, the distinguished ' American painter, living
in London; W. 1\ Stead, editor of
tlie Review •'of Reviews, etc.
; All these men are from the British
isles.; From' -Germany were Lieuten-
feld, "personal representative7of the
Kaiser; . Hen von Moeller, ex-Prussian minister qf commerce and industry, and~ioiuw."17!TCud from France
I^eonce Benedite, director of '-he Luxembourg gallery; T. H. Homolle,"
director of the Gallery of the J«ouvre,
and Baron D'Estournelles de Conusant of, Lhe French section, of tlie international , peace conference, l'el-
gium was represented by Baron Uts-
champs, minister of state, aud Holland by "Maurteu Maartcns" (Joost
Marious Willem You der j'oorten-
Schwart/.) Dutch author and traveller.   ..■-,'.
Some time ago Mr. Carnegie gave
the institute aud library four million
dollars. Last Friday he gave she institution six million dollars more,
making the total of his gifts to the
library, institute and technical
schools of Pittsburg $19,620,000, and
the total of his benefactions in
Greater Pittsburg of 33% 'million dollars. , .. '''
It is said-this is the largest sum
ever given by one individual to any
one community in all history.
Used in Thousands
0/ Homes in Canada
THOHK WHO don't luiowwliiit 1'nyulilne
in mul wliiil. it dnuti mo unking iili'Mt it.
'TIIOSK WHO do lmo'v wlmt I'Hyclilne
'   iu und wlmt it ilm's mo tifinir it.   Tlicsy
rfiguril it an thulr tat iiliyHieimi and
• frlonil ,   . ,     '
'.TUOSM WHO niio It nro Iipiiir quickly
nnd jieniiiiuonily cimul ol nil fnrmH of
. :llii'iiiit, elii'Hl., Inn.* and Htnniftoli
'< 1 troubles.     H Ik " tmicntlll" propnrit-
• lion, ili'Hli'ovliig nil dlMiwo gunim In the
John D. ttockefi'Dei, in a letter to
Andrew Carnegie the other day, congratulated the dome of the Carnegie
institute upon tbe rededication. The
letter follows:
'"I'leuac accept my hearty congratu-
lutlons on your gicat and good
speech on the rede Una .Ion of the Carnegie Institute in your home city of
Pittsburg. It has the right ring. I
am with    you,   Vol' navo   my best
cigars, Tobacco, „ "
igarettes & Pipes
. Tlicro is only one place iir town
whnro.voii c:m <jet srood reliable
^oorlsin orti-aiino  flint is ,;it,   ■
„ W.   A.   INGRAM,   Prop,
I'hone 91" .        .   s     Feraie, B. C.
'"-«l.ll.'«.1^W3(TOTM..WbirJt -,
the broom."   This rc.illy may seem a
little ambiguous in view of the written injunction,.as    uoted above;, Biit
the secret  of success,-is wrapped up in
the words:  "I used the right end    of
the broom.'' \ ,
,   Everything with  which  we come in
contact has its, wrong and right end.
Everything e.111 be used  bac'< vui' or
in such way that it will do its work
just, right.     .There  aie  handles     on
everythi::jj   and  ihe man who   knows
how to get hold on the handle right
and hold  the right handle,  need   not-
feiir what life may have in .store for
The  biggest rcta.l   lirm   in   Pennsylvania  advertised  some'years ago for
steady and trusty ;ncr to take charge
of a certain .branch oi its work.   To
all  of the applicants  the '  man    .in
charge of the enii)ln_vment said.   "Wc
will give you S50 a month.- You must,
furnish bonds for $2/ioo. We will pay
you ?6o a month f you prove yourself the right kind oi a man. But wc
toll you right in the beginning there
is absolutely, no chance for advancement. Vou can •.ie/»u get any higher
and never have an increase of salary.
Out of the,many applicants four men
were chosen; they all reported • at the
appointed time'' ready for „work. In
four-months one of them had been
taken ill and had been compelled to
resign, another had been'; detected in
stealing, another -had left,„the ^city,
while the .fourth-'..;- ,-a^to his work
alidad id" it to the best of l.fs ability.
As the 'months rolled _, on lY'-w men
came and went, but he retained his
place. He was proven capable, loy.'l,
trustworthy. Though he was not ii:.
charge of the new men as they came
and went, and though ha did, not receive' any additional pay - for his
work, gradually he systamatized, the
whole department oi lr.s work, am7
slowly but- surely his work attracted
ceru.   They said:   "He is too good 3
man'to be-in such 3.1 humble cap'ac- ]W"OTl(iK islifroi>v.isivcn .1
ity; we„ will 'try liim ■ at ■ something .1 n.._.,!,!lt^Aln,01V1> ".""'.v to tli.! n
else." In-that place lie made good,
then."was promoted again and.again,
each time receiving a.little more
money for the work of his new position. Today he is'at the head of
one of the largest "departments in
that, store, and .stands very high in
instead of |5o a month, S250.
That man knew h*w to tai:c hold
of the right* end * of the broom
. Here is where many men fall! They
are cureless, iniMsveni, sloppy in
their work. They caie for nothing
only pay day. Their work Is simply
a means . to the pay envelope, "not
their pay envelope a menus to, (belter work. They get hold of the
wrong end of the broom, or hold the
right end of the bro.nn wrong.
Years ago the wise man said:
"Seest thou a nu»i diligent in his
business he shall xtutid before kings."
Twentieth ceiitury nun are realizing
that holding the :'gtit end ol the
broom right thoy shall achieve and
come to success.
How are you holding your broom?
If you' are iu buuineds takc„hold of
the right end of the Lrooin and  'ad-
a  few   people
in this district.
The coal company -hd not have to
pay much, if any, ,ash to get that
little , trick turned, Md the resuU
seems very -audactory to the
corporation. „
In the., meantime the Prospector
should be seeing to it that, the price
of the election 0f ,, conservative from
this district does not come'out of the
provincial treasuey, through the usual "route of "favor tdism to" tliose
who elect us."
'Among Detroit's other valid claims
to distinction, its voters this ' week
rejected Andrew Carnegie's'offer of a"
threc-ouartcr million--dollar library.    ".
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for 30 Days
In order to build up the
cirGiilation of this paper
another 1,200, we are
offering for;thirty days
*- iluv^, alter iluto I" intend to iipulv tn tlio
l.lnef Commissionoi- of Lniirts nnd' Works for
PCTmin,ion :o pm-oliasc tlio'following ila'-c.rili-
oil lamls. ■ .    7     ,
(."onimciicinif nt n pnnt on wost.-siile'ofElk
Kivei-' butwcMi Jlorriwev ami Elko,.]} C,
and south of the mouth of Tunnel Creek,
thenco Wst.-tOeliiiins, Ihrneo north .10 chains,
thence east 40 chum* tn-Elk Kiver, thftiice
south 40 chains down Elk River to place of
hOfrinruifj. • "
,   •'   _   iT,      .    ^ TT10S.'LETCHER    ■
I' J-ernio. li. C, March 2S,.inu7       afl-7
_rin_\l li l?.l>_v_r.\ri\mi?.t2-
^A#E are romov-
W» ing from the
oSd barn but we
are sti!S doing
business at our
down town office.
Watch for our new
address next week
lays 'iff ter
,,        . ■ .--   -„■-,.- .•■ ion   Chief
Commissioner ,,f Lands and Works for n
special license to cut and cam- away timber
from thn following described lands! situated
in South East Kooteuav,
■ -No' 1 Commencing at a post planted uiioin.
fourteen milt": wo»l of tlioKontaiiiU'Rivi-r. one
mile north of tin. International' bouiidarv,
(hence noil 111 ft) Hindis, Iheuce east SO chain's,
ilii'iicu'iiui'lli SO chains thence wcstRo chains
lo plnco of hcuimuiii;.'
.   Located February I, llin7 ''
.1. L,  XlclNTVKK,   Locator
* i     .1 \mi--s CAMi;no.N0Ai!uiit
.\o t CommciiciiiK at a post nt Ihe norlli-
west corner of .1. L, Mclnlvre':, limber uliilm,
Ihii'ico south S) chains, tliencu west. Wi cliuins;
tlionoo nnrlli R'l chains, thonco oiiht 8o chains
io liliico of lii'Kliinlnu,
Lo"iitndFehriiiii-y-l. 11107
W.R.KKAV, Locator
, .JA.MKS   GAMKRON.  AllL'llt.
No !i Cominuiii'IiiK uf. n post, iibuitod atllie
ui'i-ili'vi'st, enrnor of .1, L, .Mchityro's timln-r
H.iiiii, S'l chains, lliniicu mist Si
vhii ins, tlience nimf li Ri. chiiins, thnncn west S'i
chains to plilca nf liiiuliiniiin ,
I.ociitod Kflbi'iiiiry.l, 1H07
L K, MuliiiN'M.u, Locator
• ■ "    .I.\.mi:s   (3AMKHO.N, AkciiI
No. 4 'Coiiiinunclnn ni n po^t ]ila- led at, the
niirl.liwdht c.oi'iiui' ol'.l I,, Mclntyro's timhor
I'liilm, lliiMicoiinrtli SO cliuins t.honce wnstRo
I'liiilim, thonco sonlhRo chiiins, thence cast So
chains to phion (ifbiiRiniiliiR
Lociitiid Kohniiiri 4, l!ili7
K. Wlll'l'H, Localor
.lA.Ml.S   (lAMKIIIlN,' AlJOIIt
No ft CoiiimnnciiiKntn post |iliiiitoil ono mlln
wii^l frnin fun southwest cornei' of V, W'liltn's
fliiil.f.rclaliu, thonce south8n cliuins, tinmen
cast MiHinins, Iln'iico nortii SoHiains, tinmen
wns! So chains toplui-nnf hoKlnnim,'
Lncutinl Kclnuiiry, 1,1f)f)7
.raines Knleoiicr, Lofiitor
■Iiiiihh  Camcrnii. Aicont
No n Conimcncinu ala post, plaiitml'iil. thn
iiiirl.liwiint cnrunl-ol'.liiini.s KnIcniinr'A limbiii'
(' aim, thence south Ho hIuiIiu. thencn west Nil
I'llll  llK.lllillI'lMini'lli M.I  cliulii,, llKHliUMHIht So
Loi'ilted I''<iIiiiiiii'v.|,"|iiI7
Fred Handley
Dealer in Wine
, Liquors,and
Fernie    B, C.
Cor, Wood 4 Baker Street.
The   Fernie   Ledger
One Year for $1.5<o
This offer is good   for
■    ■ old subscribers, as well
' as   new7, provided present   subscribers   have
paid their subscriptions
to date. ;■..,■
REMEMBER    $1.50    A   YEAR
Any  time in the next 30 days.
The   Calgary   Marble   &   Granite  Works
Works,    Nelson
The    Kootenay    Marnic> ,     ,
If Samples Con be Seen at the Office. •       Parlors in Lundy's Block M.
•blofifi iimiVyi'ti'iii.   H. .Ihii wnin'iirfiil • wishes for the sucscss of   oil     your
't<ml<> mill HyMi'iu lniililliiR rimiody, find
Jn a rurtiiln'ouro fur
WeiiK Voice,,
klronchlnl Coughs,
Clillls nnd Fovor,
UlincuK Hrentliin,!,
General Wcnllness
"fomale Troublei,
FicHlo Appetlt*,
Nl^ht S'vuuts,
Ciktavrii of tht
All tlii'BO dlBOflRCM i, Koriniis in thorn'
hoIm-b, mul il "■••' |'i-''.J)-IV«'»'<.'■)!;! l))f
ciirlv Bti(*cB nro tlio ivrtuln fiin>rnnncrH nf
Ooii'.-iimiitliiii in lln uu^t inrrililo fnrmH,
I'hvcIiIiiii coiii'iioni nml inrcs Co.iniunii-
tion, Imt It I*1 xxxxxx'h i-uhIbi' nml wafi'r to
provunt ItH ilnvploiMni»nt liy uhIhh Piiy.
cJii;;.-.'.    lie."" !•' M«i'ii"t'lo^f thniii'inda nf
voiiiiiUirv iiml niiiiullciloii BUitoinonU from
til over C'liuiida i
Dr. T. A.Mnouiii, MmHodi
(loiiilomon,—1 fi'iil It my rtnty to tdrlia you
of tlio rcmnrknblo niio nHoiitr.1 liy your l'ayotilno
,ni(l OiomiilKl'in, M-lilcli Imvo ciiiiio unilor my
pi'mnnnl ntmarvRtlmi," Tlirci* nifii, moII known ta
mo. Altmrt Towiiioml, llizcl llli«mi unit John
UrKhXi nil  ol Hliullmrna County, wcrti pro-
. noum-nl ty  itio U\t inf<td»l  wun to h»ve
, ojiiuiiiiiptlon, »nrt tohnlniiiimbleiind bufoniltna
rMchnfrmtnlmt «l<1. Thny u*«<1 IMrrhlno nnn
. Oxumultloii mill thoy ure nmr in ifoml linalfh.
I lift it»I'otjr I otro to iinlt'rliiir tium»iilty to
lUts tnM« f«ct» (of tha bensftt ol other iof3f«r«n
lromthlit«rrtbl«i]l)«u«. ,    _
YoowunrtriilT, »
I.KANDlffli UnKRKKIl, J.P.,
Or*en H»rbor, M.R.
Piy.'hln*, prononne#d fil-kwn, li for
iiMo »t all np-to-dnto dealero. If yoor
dniRgirt or wnotftl »Uit* twinot lupttW
Ion, virile Dr. T. A. filocumj IimlUd, IT)
grand    cflorU   tu licl'i your   fellow
men,    I hope   and    trust   that our
pruK'iuroiiK ram ihu uiinlry over will
1>e *itlmtilati,*d to ''rauate your nolilo
exam|ile.   I believe that untold (food
will rcuull thercftoin."
Mr. Carnegie replied a* IoIIowh:
"Many tlianko, fellow worker in tlie
task of distributing surplus    wealth
for tho good of others.   I clasp your
hand.     Vour congratulations   highly1
Home years ago a young couple,
loving just inarrhil, were receiving
the congratulation*! of the assembled
jjiiestv at the wedllng.    While     the
congratulations were still being poured In upon them, j young mnn, fnl-
lowi-d by a gay crowd of young peo-
pli1, lirol'c Into the parlor, where the
iTidc and groom were standing. In
thi- hand of the leader there was a
good, strong fifty-CMil broom, gnily
decora ted with ribnrnii and rtttuched
to one ».I   the ribbrn*. an envelope.
Wfcat   Zam-lliik Did  Tor Her Child.
"If this statement is the means of
lending   ionic inoLh".r     to  introduce
Jlam-Huk tn hur   home,      I  shall  bu
very glad."   Ho sfiy.i Mrs.  K,  Wat-,
kins,  of a6 l'orguo Ave,,    Montreal,
nud conlimiis:   "My boy, Walter (9),
while" attending ..  school, contracted
some aorus.   These ^rond,  and     be-
caiuu so bad thnt some of thum    on
the heel and     nnUlu uiiidu it almost
im|)08sllilo for lilin  to walk.   I   'im.'d
various ointments, l^it the sores jier-
listodi  One day Xum-lluk  was    recommended, and we ^ot a supply.   It
seemed to take the soreness out   ol
the place     to whioh it  was applied
rlgut away, and the wounds    began
to heal.   In about a week's time the
sores, which had defied   other   treatment,  were complitcly  healed,     nnd
tiieru, is now nol  i trace oi   sure   on
his liodyl   I belie'e Zani-Huk to   be
the lMtt,t balm ever produced."
When a mother rubs on to the delicate skin of chUKfii a lulm or
waive, she needs to \-i un nii'elul as il
shk were giving a child an internal
remedy,.,.Zain.lluk in pure—Ire. fromj
•ill animal fat and nil mineral matter, and may be applied with wonderful benefit even to the skin of young Kam-Iluk he.iln .><.n..-„ ture;*
i-e/cinii, spring skin ciiiptinns, ulcers,
riu^worm, Ilili, biul.ti'h msis, blood
poison, bad leg, saIi rlictim, abran
iooi, abcesscs, cui's, burns, :;c.ilds,
and i\ll skin injurii-s and diseases, Of
all stores and druggists at 50 cents,
or from Zam-Huk Co., Toronto, for
price.  6 boxca„fui-  Jj.jjO.      m^Ull
Thn*    htoom     wn  j-rwented   to  the
bride with courtly grace and   quaint J players oik! uihletes find it best em
ceromony, who, receiving it, proceed- brocation.
•'Iliiiin   I ini iriiii.  I.oi'iifrir
■liuni'S t'liiiinrniit   Aui'iit
N'7 (liiiiirii'iii'iiiii nl 11 pcist |iliinli,i| nt |||i,
iiml'iMi'sl |.(.,.|i,.r ..I ■liiini.A Tn!. inii.r'-. ilml.i-r
i-hliiil, llii'lii-o niiitlisi I'lniliin. Ilimicii ciut Hu
t'liiiii)-., tliiiiii'o hiiiilliNii cliniiis, Ihnni'K wiist
Ki'clniliH In |iliii'n nl ImuliniliiH
l,,.ci|l|.i| I'Vl.nmiy I, j:nr7
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'•liiini.llii.i   imrlli 11 niiii I ii-, I lii.him vii,1. Nn
I'lmilii, f lll'iil'li Milllll HI rhllllli, tlic.l -,l   KM
I'li'iliihln |,liii'i> nl' iii'irlimlmr
l.'ii'iiti'il I'Vl.i 1:11 ry I, I'lli*
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niiii 111-.. I in. hit H1.1i 11 i'Ihi Jin, tin. 11(11 nnrlli |iK
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tin'iiii- ^iiiilli i'i I'liiiliin tu iiliiin nl' l,i.irli.iiln^
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|,iii-i>Ii,.| H*. Iirunrv 11, 1-*.*
A' Kl-u.,r, }.... „„,
in .'ii I' ,1,-imi-j.  I'lUninii,, A^mi
Cleaned and curled.
Old feathers made lo
look like new, Feather
Hoas a specialty. Mail
orders promptly attend;
t.\\ to.  Moderate prices
rs. C  Douglas
Box ,100 t-'ernle
How to Fish, when to Fish, the kind of Tackle
to buy, wlicre to buy it and where to buy it the
best. All this information thrown in gratis,
with every ^dollar's worth ai Tackle purchased at
The Palace Drugstore
i (if
N> B. Our stock is complete, well hough! and well
assorted. Outside stores can get their supplies from
us  to   ;idvahtagc.
HtatI'" op Onto, City ok Toi.kiki I h
sfruiik J. Cliensy makta oatli that
he is senior partner ol Un- Arm ol r
J,\h*tity it Co., iloiiig \t*jilu(-*i iu
'ht Cily o\ Toli-dOf'Ctiiiuty ftttd'Btatf
aloresaid, and that Mid firm will
pay tht sum of ONH HUNDiHD
l)0M,AKS for each and every inscnf
Catanh that cannot lie cured hy the
um uf IX«U'» Cu.Ua'-. Cm.
VKANK J. ..iiaviw.
Sworn to Mors me and iuin tiled
in my iireaenct, this dtb lay ol r«-
cemlier, A, D. IB86.
A. W. JLG.V1V.
(Baal) Notary \t\\U-
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Ra1(in0 bsWrim*
Made from pure, ijnpe cream oi tartar
Makes home.baking easy. Nothing:
can be substituted lor it in making,
quickly and perfectly, delicate hot
biscuit, hot-breads, muffins, cake and
pastry. Insures the food against alum.
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_'s Day Alliance
Season all BSTime-1
in Season and Oat
;, be Sliir
you are to look on life through rosy,
glasses, lay them aside for honest
.lenses'when you.come to this prob-
1 lem of the* work children. They have
no voice to speak their protest, even
if they, had-the wisdom to.sec their
wron»s. Theymnst -depend on- you
and me to c'reate a savins sentiment
leaves   fourteen
dAy.-       • .    ■'-■.'.'.,-,
"John Spargo. a man eyer vigilant
of eye and.heart for the child slave,
found, long-after midnight, in one of
these dark" basements,  a  consumptive
.,'i,W ' with' her ten-year-old child,
working  at' the cheap  "stogies"     «'
te  a   sa\ine   s^'""     »«"""6   "-     ... :.. lwtalile   'Stotries.
ways presses" hardest
skillful and the most willing, but let
us beealm, very" calm; for before this
patient tittle Pittsburg girl- is a
totnl ..wreck, she will'have enriched
the worid with several cords od delectable  '■togies/ Her"life" will    not
i Watch it Increase.1 ah you have to
strong blend  of _ flesh
in' tlie nation
c'lltino- cil   the hands of   Congo snv- Ii their.   , -   «, ,
ages when they do not .'bring in blood. These workers get^eigW,
enough rubber to'satisty. the masters; }Un cents ahundred for the making
be serene' about the Uotrcine and ov.t
Mr"'Rochester, western secretary o.
the lord's Jiiay alliance, has made
the  following  statement  as  W   . i*
situation respecting  the Sunday,
' *tfd Wrtlier intimation of policy* .ad.
been made by the government and no
prosecutions have   taken  place  -imkr
the act in this province.. In tin
' er "provinces, , Quebec  exccpu-1.
act is fully recognised, ,and is
■   energetically   enforced.   Writing
the.act had been ,in .force less
two  weeks,   "Mr.   Shearer  said
jjjiu province.-'
inu'i «f
50,000    copies of.   American   Sunday
"najiers had already   been  put out oi
circulation.   He  further   stated     lhat
' there was a general disposition   . to
comply with the law on the part oi
.employers of labor., The express companies, and the   railway  news    agencies ha'd agreed to observe the law.
1   The,,   Attorney-General ' of    Allierta
has "sent a letter of instructions •   to
'-•every X. W.  M.  P.  station and  every
constable in the province that   every
case of  violation  of the  statute,,    of
which   notice   is   given  him, and      of
which  particulars  are   furnished    will
receive his immediate attention;  that
'    he  exp(cts  them •   to  take all  necessary  steps to" prevent infringement of
the   law, "   but   wherever  prosecution
,    should become necessary, he     counts
upon their fidelity- to duty to at once
report   the   same.   These   instructions
are of special  interest- from  the fact
,. ' that' parts, of  the province  adjoining
British  Columbia have  the same   industrial  interests:
rSo far as the province is concerned
.   .there'has been  a general  arousing of
-     attention  to  the nucstioii,   and  those
in favor of and those against-the act
have been active''   « -- "     ",
'   There has beeii circulated a petition
in the name of religious liberty praying the legislature not  to pass     any
.'    bill  concerning3 Sunday  or   the Lord's
Day,  or any  other religious rite, ccrc-
monvor  observance'    "which   would
interfere with-the rights of  religious
° '   "freedom of any of His Majesty's sub
l . lair
jects." ""
'  Whilst  the Lord'.s  Day  Alliance has
noCbeen a parly to this petition, the
'prayer of the petition is nevertheless
in .harmony with the attitude ' of the
Alliance,   expressed   in  its   statement
'laid'before the executive council with
respect  to provincial legislation,  and
is not against the Dominion    Lord's
Day act, because, not even . by    the
:„0re than is, demanded of" other bus-
'ness men'-in relation '-to  their    business.   Vet at' the same time, after tlie
conditions of    'necessity and  "special
circumstances"'  have been met.    wl»
I shouiiUthe mine owner have a liberty
j accorded   him    not  permitted      other
j classes  of   business   m ,_the
The fears expressed by 'these
injury to  their industries, .-of
al li,ss,  of     lhc e.mgrat.0.1  oi  th-.ii
men" to  the  United States,  may.   all
prove'   groundless.        These    matters
were all considered     in    parliament-
The     clauses    permitting     necessary
work  were  approved   by   the    ma.iu-
[acuirers  and  producers  of   minerals,
metals  and-electric  power,   represented at the sessions of committee      ,n
charge of. the; bill.   This.act was not
designed   by  parliament to  be  mimical  to  the prosperity  of  any
Why  not wait?   Give the act
trial; letit'be .administered consider
ately,   and    if •hardship is     wrought
surely  an amendment  can  be sccureU
when tlie time wines and the case is
fully  stated.-.
Mines - have been,    and  are     now.
Worked upon the plan oi    six    days
labor  and" are'industrially   successful
The president of  the associated -board
of  trade,   Kootenay  and :/\ale,  him-,
self a large employer of  labor     and
iamiliar with all  conditions  111  British Columbia, said at Greenwood that
the act was good,   and  wou.d    work
tor the general good, and shoulu    bo
nven a fair trial. ., "'
Mr    Rochester  further  stated    that
Uie   alliance   had   circulated   petitions
01    signatures throughout  the   province,  and  these hadMieen presented to |
Uie  prtmier.   These  asked    that    Uie
attorney-general" do   not -withhold Ins
en-sent   to   prosecutions   under      Uie
act     Tlie number of names   to   these
was   smaller   than otherwise   ' would
have been   the   case owing   to    their,
Using    called for     early, "and- to  tlie
[act\hat,  in the, judgment oi; the al-^
liance and its supporters,  to j.eUtioi^
  "...   Inirirnl,   and  ill  a sense 71s,-
conrtcous.  fn view of their statemtnt
ra-insi of women on the exile trails
across Siberia; but do not be uumoy-
el when vou remember that, in your
owi citv,' perhaps, of tired
children mc marching.-,home at day-
bieak after a night's work," and that
.,11b h.-r .srniv of children are' filing,
off to work-until dark. Veradveuaire
y,u do not see them, because you are
asleep when they' pass up and down
the grav streets. .      7 '
"Hut'should not .'our children work
L,   slU.'  vou ask.   Yes,  a child should
1 "woi-k every  day,  as he should
. ever-.-' day  and rest every  day
i's-hould   dramatize   himself     at
and   at play in     a ' hundred    happy
forms., No man may now tie a cl U-
I in" the stocks,  or  lash him    nt.   the
| post, or starve, him, or maun
Why,   then,  should  a, labor
allow--**" to   take   scores  of
This is a drudgery", that drains dry
the-life of the drudges. . Wild wraiths*-
the faces and forms, of women a'nd,
children dead or dying,. should appear to ns'' in the whirling smoke
blown from these, cigars. Who knows
but .air overburdened- workers haunt
their'work?   '
-  -'Inspector' O'Donnell    reports    that
children "even as young as eight . and
nine are' hard at work stripping   tobacco "in the .;'hill"  district of Pitts-,
burgh.'   It is   welt known   that manv
children in  the schools are  forced  to
work   long   hours  after  school—work
till '..cdtinic,' which does.not come till
.hey  fall asleep at  the work    bench.
Other toilers   put  in  a whole day  of
foiirie.n  lo sixteen hours in tho. work-,
shop.   A  foreman  of  one  such    shop
say's "if take's nearly  the' whole    time
baron be i 0f" one- man  to' keep the dozing little
children, ion;s awake.   Another group of child-
shui^thsm  in for long hours,
them      in. body   and    stunt  them
mind?   Work  is  what  children
as  they  need   bread  and  sleep
play.   Hut,  the bondage
.,i   these  mill  children
dwari. rol_. with ages
and drudgery
and    factory
15 for . the    com-
"is  no  pressure
tfiYs'lawbe shown to require any religious observance or to interfere in
any degree with  religious liberty
Another petition  has  been  circulated, addressed to the attorney-general,
asking that in the best intcrestd   oi
British Columbia effect be   not   given
to'the act in this province. Of course
it is a matter of opinion   what    are
the best  interests  of  British  Columbia and how, they would   1,*   effected
by this act.   Those who express    an
opinion 'in this particular should   be
familiar both with the act in    question and the industrial interests    of
the province,   As,to the latter, it is
well to 1*ar in mind that the   committee   of   parliament     having     in
charge    this bill most     exhaustively
eunsldered all the industrial interests
of 'every part' of the Dominion.     As
to the   former,  if   the expression ot
views at public meetings and in correspondence to the press are n guide,
there are     tunny    whose familiarity
"  with the law is not such as to lend
much weight to their opinion.
A very strong endeavor has been
made by the mine owners of Enst
and West Kootenay and SouU^-rn
Yalt to secure the non-wiforciinent of
the law so (ar ns their industries
are concerned.
It must not     lie overlooked     that
tln-rc arc special conditions incidental
to these industries which ilnniind nm-
"  Mderiitlon.   This will he  admitted by
all.   The Lord's Day alliance has always admitted il, and hns been   responsible for [ruining  the clause     In
the net permitting neci-sinry work in
th.-'mini* and smellers    Hut    it    is
possible Hint on the other hand   t"<»
much mny I* liiftdc of this.   No   one
should''   exact of   the   mine owners
to the ' government, but was •• undertaken simply to give the attorney-
general and the cabinet an estimate
of public opinion respecting the act.
For instance, this letter was received: ■  ■   "
:'I am  too  indignant  to  sign     01
,.»t. signed a petition to the attorney-
T     f   -il-;*:.-'-     «"""""""      ""'"•"'
rronornl - ..I       "— .
does not"*;thc attorney-general do Ins
duty? The,, Dominion government has
the right to make Sabbath laws, aiul
any province, if- it has any self-respect, will "fall in and obey." Yet the
petitions carry over 4,°°o names, llama jority. of these being influential
cili«ns—an expression of public sentiment that,.must 'be eminently satis-
factoty to every thoughtful mind.
The alliance upon tho question ot
the application of the law to British
Columbia, stands upon its statement
to the government that provincial
legislation would be • inconsiderate,
nnd that the obligation of the nt-
toniev-generitl is to give consent to
The situation should be clearly considered.       Without     this ' Dominion
Lord's'day act we arc practically deprived of legal protection for our rest
day.   This law has been .secured after
a  ion;  icriod     of discussion, litigation  and  consequent  uncertainty.   H
is the verdict of the people by   im-
liament     after one   of   the greatest
struggles in the history of   Dominion
legislation,   All  parties  who    wished
were heard:   liven the press of    this
province,  claiming  consideration, had
its ease presented early in the    proceedings of the committee     ol     lite
hdusi!,   The authority  ol  the statute
j;, uni|iieslioncd.   It is now law.   l,ct
it l.e given n full' trial,  its enforcement being soiighl wilh consideration
for the rights of every interest,   and
yd  with regard to lhe general well
,eing,  and If the law Is not     what
it ought to be, -thu doors     arc   not
dosed to those changes that riper experience may .suggest.
children and-mine children are not
work, but servitude that amounts almost to slavery.
."If every able-bodied man   were at
work,  and still, more help ■ were needed ' to carry  on  the bread labor     ol
the nation; or if a Hindu famme were
ou   the  land  and  .   the    people  were,
forced to raise taxes for the rajah or
thcgaikwaVj or il we were beleaguer:,
ed'by  invading armies and our    people  were  ileeing   to   the  hills  lighted
by. burning cities-then one would not
wonder at women  aud children shar-
i,,,- the wild1'fortunes'ol the day, toiling with e'ery  energy
mou good.   Hut  there .
ion our labor market. "Thousands , ol
abk-Lodied      men   are   begging   ' for
work-   aud other ...thousands are amusing themselves with dancing and dicing and carding  and golling and rac-
irv ami loafing•   We are a prosperous
nation. -Olir  capitalists  are, telling us
.•..t- larger  foreign  markets
to absorb our, surplus products.   Ver-
iiV,   the  nation  should write on    the
.Ji:L.^__.-r.inijiri_iof__ir_.  'While there
jis avsinglc  idle
lea\e play..and
liread." ' ■ -
!-   hi  treating   the  subject of  the    tobacco  workers,  Markhain says:
•'Children' 'often' fall asleep or even
faint, at the cigar bench. Those, work-
in, for the American tobacco tnwt
aie "said-to fall exhausted sometimes
man, no child'    shall
school   lo  slave     for
running from four to
en, were found busy stripping tobacco." Charlie, the big boy, .could sXsiy
sixteen' pounds a -day. Baby Sam
could strip two, and a half ..pounds.
"An   investigator   in  Baltimore   re
ports a Russian boy, one of . many,
working after'school every ,'night till
9 'o'clock,  and all day. Saturday and'
Sunday.      So,   wonder . small    Ivan
seems0 dull    and  morose  at    school.
Perhaps he is thinking that back   in
the-hardship- of Russia he would not
be worse off than he is in free Arner-
"In one of the Pittsburg -hill', factories, a porky ."foreman pointed with
'pride to one of his most useful child
slaves.   'There is a." girl," be chortled,
twitching his thumb toward  a little
thing 'sped up' ' to a high     nervous
tension, her hands Hying swiftly over
'tlie wads ou the  bench-'there is  . a
«irl who can roll a thousand stogies
* -day-fifteen  " hundred    sometimes'!
•Yes,' replied a visitor,  'but. at home
die' has  grown  too  nervous' to   , sit
sviU'or eat or even  to sleep.-     And
fifteen hundred times     each day.    she
bites off the end of a cigar!'
"This little ' wreck of humanity,
however, is the pride of Mammon'
Perhaps.-she will have only , brain
fever or St. Vitus dance, and so hve
on to bring into lTfe'*a~lifoo<t~ofT'ue--
generates. Or she may die early oi
premature senility, like the tailor of,
thirtv in Chicago, who had ."worked
sweatshop since he was six years
''Seventy-live per cent. of. the girls
aiid women beginning work,in' the tobacco' factories are said to fall ill in
the"" first six months.   One can ' well.j
believe "that'the essence of this insistent weed""finally "saturates the tissues
of  the "worker's body,  and  permeates
all: his  secretions.   -It  is ' distinctly,
sensed in' the milk of nursing,  mothers '.who' work in the factory, .if hap-
I pily their- babies are born alive.   Remarkably' often their new-born babes
arc dead,  as medical annals' affirm.
."Tobacco manufacture is listed   as
a -'dangerous trade;' yet we give our
children" to  its  perils.   Vertigo,   dyspepsia,   insomnia,   palpitation,    lassi-.
tudc,   fcYcrishness-thcsc  are     among
the derangements, of the body' , that
go with the trade.   By the    side   ot
these     skulking   diseases, that     lurk
about* the workers, marches    another
with, conquering   stridc-the   hideous
v.-liite plague. '
- 'iThe  International    Tobacco  union ■
•is oiie of the oldest organizations' of
labor. ■    George  Perkins,   the   broad-
minded,  thoughtful man at the head
of that union, ,.has made a, study    of
the benefit.lists  of his .organization.
Owing to the coming in of the eight-,
hou- day, won by  the" union in 1883,
he  finds  that   tuberculosis -decreased
in twenty   years to one-half   of   its
curly  mortality.   Shorter  hours^ . by"
some law of balance,  always  - mean
more wages,-more alert     workmen,
more; cheerful     homes,  better     food,
greater  resistance'to  disease  If    so
marked a good can be achieved by a
few  hours  of- liberation  for -  grown
men, how much more may be.achieved' by   righting .the   conditions   for
growing children chained to hard labor and long hours!   ,
"Child labor, in = all its cruel forms,
must' be rooted out of the nation. It
must take its place with the institutions ,,f.-'-•-■■-■"••mory-with -bull-
ha'lting;' witch-burning, and all - the
othe-  execrated customs of the past "
do with a Savings' Account ,s to -start it ^nd
keep 'it going-then watch it - grow. Doesn t
Take long for it to count up ,to a considerable
amount-then you see the advantage-the, wis-
dom  of saving.
$1 Opens an
Account with The Home Bank of Canada
Fernie   Branch.
tt J. H.   MARSHALL,  Mgr.,
B. B. "WALKER, President   „
>LEX. LAIRD, General. Manager
iu H. IRELAND, Superintendent of
Total Assets, - 113,000,000
Branches throughout Canada, and
In Uu
United States and,England
'-'■ ' ''    ''" BANKING  BY .MAIL',, ' _ /  85„-. ■
made or withdrawn by: mail,   ^yv1*
to out-of-town accounts.
G. S.   Holt, ■.MmuiBor
. I> consider   MINAHD'S ...LINIMENT
the BEST liniment iii use. "    =
I ^ot my foot badly jammed latch-.
I bkthed it well with MINARD:S
_T,IXIMENT_.-_and_ it was as well ;  as
Telephone No. -4
•'..   : »   -.. ._   .n.i.,,    -•.!..*"
' "Send your orders for
,  *   - Meals,-Kggs,'Butler,    " .._
Poultry and Fish  to
Dominion Meat Co Ltd
' and  get  the. best of
servicc,v,a'tl«ntion" and
., satisfaction .'"."■.'.',■'•'"•■•
Under,new management  .        !
(Well" furnished rooms.   Tlie.Utble is
j ' supplied with tlie bust the market. _.
i '.  affords.   The bar is'sup'pHed
■     with the,best wines, li—-
■ qubrs and cigars.
Jas. Severn, RrQp.
ever next day.
*   ,       Yours.very truly,
-.'"' t.-g: Mcmullen.
111 a
Or she may go suddenly insane,
;it Uie
end of a day's work.-■ The at-
mospheic must be kept warm and
damp fur the sake of the tobacco,
and ihis hothouse air seriously debilitates  the" hu   an organism,'
•'Th.   Knloe cigar  factory  of l'itts-
Niii'i;  Is a two-storey  house    ot    five
rooms.   Sixty people were recently at
work there when the child labor committer visited     it,  as reported     by
Scblt Ncarinjr,  that faithful friend ot
children.   In., the basement' women and
young girls were working as     strippers, ripping the tough fiber from the
cured   leaves.   Some     were  negroes;
others  were  .lews.   They  were under
the supervision of     a negro foreman
widely     known as   a bad character.
What is environment doing for these
young girls some day to be mothers
of men?
-•In  n    Webster     street  basement,
dark and damp and filthy-where the
human occupants  disputed ownership
with cockroach ami  rat-were     four
blank-faced  children  stripping   tobacco leaves.   One little girl sat   in flic
doorway, blinking in the light, work-
in;: over   her stripping hoard.     The
others were crouched  in   tlie corners
oi  lhc c*,  straining  their eyes nl
llieir   endless   task.     Vjsilors   could
barelv se.- the dull brown ot the .tobacco  in     tlte .dim    light,    and  the.
camiru refused to recognize the group
Inside.   The cellar" was  humid     and
musty,  thick with foul breath     ami
1-iink tobacco yet 11 child looking leu,
but claiming to be thirteen, sat there
1.   * 1  11 , \ ,
J. R. LAWRY    ! -        -
Sec Our jVindows f or
The *
Elk   Lumber Co
11,.    ,t,....   -
nanufoctureris of
Lumber .&
Eoery attention.
Rooms reseroed by toire
A pleasant  home  for the
T. H. WHELAN,-1 Proprietor
{Have One
No tense in runnlns from one
doctor to another. Select the
best one, then stand by him.
Do not delay, but consult Him
in time when you are sick.
Ask his opinion of Ayer's
Cherry Pecioral for coughs
tnd colds. Then use it or
not, |ust fl* he ssys.
W« putillth our foraolM
m    W«TinUb tlMtul
7_ ff»iiatir<Bt4WUM
W*"«V'|» >« V*
mbiuii »oor   '
Al»»« %etp * *<« 0! Ayer"» Pilli in tbe
hauu, Juit one pill it bedtime, n»w tod
then. ▼!.» wird elf tn«n*f »n »ttuk ol
biUoutaeft, indijtettion, tick heidiehe.
He* miny ye»r» hit your doctor \x\*mn \
tbewttilU? Aikhimtlliboottbeo. I
Umler the c.ipticm, "Tin- Smoke of
Sacrifice," Hdwiu Ma.rkli,nn, iu 1'i'b-
niary Cnsimipwlitan, pn-t«ttt» aiiotlui'
(of liis inrriblo iiiclurcs ol child slav-
crv in the country. The little lohm
co Dinve* nrc the ltntortunaii-s t><
wlili-li Iir calls attention in tins innn- He i.uotcs Irom tin- l.iu V,int,--<
Crosby in reference to the labor Imi-
ont of today:
Sn u-c draw up the nrmirs ul  ir.u'li-.
And  invade,
With the children     in front to    fall
first, 0.1 Is meei
ChiMrin of mill     mid of swcitslm.
iind mint.
Am! \-Ai\v.\ them Uw w-nnen tunf,
,Tiid<-d and win, in line;
Ih.n ti.t«c tlw IviwU uf the Jtnncr:.,
and liuildcw,    artis.ini,    crafts-
nun and all.
It ii fine!
It   IR   RMtld'
I.<t tlwm fall.
V.'t:  *lt: »j't  ill  lilt  1CU 'A'ilU   UtC   l-i..'
' in our B.uul i;*x-,s on to nay'
• Ok, tricod*.     however d*tfrmin«**t
. |uitUs o\v'n_; the Into inn ol
liainmotiu and Turnir, or that ol
Tuttl* a»d Tomer, are hereby notlfi-
,<J ibai.'all meii accounts nre payable
*.» .U>ktt lornir, mid ttiuit lie icttleil
,,n or iMrloru the loth ol M»rch M«t
A. C. Liphardt j«wI""- nnd °<>ac,an
I         "—' x
100 P-er Cent.
Puri "Paint
I our  stock   is   Inst   year's
cut nnd well seasoned
Fort Steele
Brewery Co., Ltd
.    lit".    ■■
It. 0.
ffernie, 3B. C.
NOTltlW \t n*Tt"rt*f jjWmi <***-. («
<l«y» alter rliite, I Intend to apmy In
t!ie Ilomwlile Cfclil CommluloMf nl
I.a-nh and Works for permlMloi to
jmnhnse the following deiitiVwl
1 ■    .   1 ,.  (,..1 .\.    ri"nf
Kiko.   Commtncinj* al « |»'«l   '"l*
,-d on the iiorlhern Imuiulnry lim   il
Lot ^3, nhout ,*o chains e.i»t   Iroin
the   imrtliweit corner    of tiald Lot;
thence north .10 dmins; tlience to
cli»inii; tltinrr south *o tlialni, mote
or lew, to tbe Klk Hlver; tiw welt-
prly n\n9g t»\A river to the euittm
Uoun'Ury     o) said UA 4*^33; <*"»«ce
northerly  tlui| «iil  *ait«m ho«5d-
aiv of *.iid Ijoi to the northi-aii «>'•
ner of ».it»t; thtnee   weiterly   .il"nj/
tlfcf Tsortfctrn hoinfory ol uld I/>t to
rilurt of h^gfiiiifuf.
Dated thc'iMh tU» ol February, A-
D. t<»;.
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AcrMed   Wnlcrsi
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Rakes, Hoes,
Spades, Etc.
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TheA. Macdonald Co
(Head OfTicc. Winnipeg)
Unwclie*--Vancouver, Nelson, Fernie,
Kdmonton, Alio, k Kenom, Ont.
Fertile, B. C.
Wholesale  Groceries,   Flour,
Camp Supplie*
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FERNIE LEDGER,    FERNIE, B.C., APRIL 20,     1907
BasebaSI Oub
Meeting Tuesday
a ..   -, - i"    i\     '
-A meeting" of the Fernie; baseball
club,is called for,-Tuesday evening at
S -o'clock.- at.' the ■ Napanee hotel.
Deacon'White, of ihe Edmonton floaters, h..s writtefi a'party, in town that
he would like, to-have'a game with
Fernie ou the team's trip from  Spo-
' kane. Edmonton is said to"" have. a
good team' this year and should give
the' boys'' a good practice. IWmonton
lias always beuii known  as  a    'more
' sportsmanlike, bunch" than Calgary, so
''Femie people must not. conflict ,,, the"
two - towns.   l'on:l  forget  the   "mcut-
•iiijr, Napanee hotel? S o'clock Tuesday
evening.   ' . ;■ -      7
, ^ *""i'   ™ i
Pajt to Sieep -
in fourth Round
Tuesday night the boxing contest
between Billy Lauder'and Mark Nelson „iii .the Barber block, Calgary,-
•was pulled oil before a .full house,
•and it was without -doubt the - besi
•ever, held in' Calgary, 'and only „ one
'thing marred" the . enjoyment .for those
present,- and that was-"it was all
•over too soon."- Billy Lauder knocking il ark Nelson,out in the fourth
:rouudin lhe principal event. One of
-.the ■ largest crowds tliat ever witnessed a boxing match in Calgary took
-.the' event in,,. .' and the gate reali/.ed
'Ov'cr $400. The preliminaries „\vere
good, though of course the', interest
all centered on the main.go.
J,auder did all the- leading in the
main Went, with the exception of .a
couple of  rushes-tliat  Mark'-   made.
- .Nelson appeared to be, "waiting to land
Ms terrible right,'and when he.   ap-
. peared to have a chance to do it Billy
Lauder's'" -footwork would ' save   him.
Time after time Lauder came in,with
a rush to land on Nelsons' 'face only
to be blocked by the latter. In the
fourth round, after about 60 seconds
had passed, Mark rushed Billy • to the
..ropes swinging his left, and right,
which   ■ was    partially ' 'blocked   by
- Lauder.' Nelson then started to, step
• out lobiing in his right when Billy
:hooked his left, to the throat, sending Mark's head back, and then
'.brought  in the fatal punch,  a     clear
■".right to the'jaw, aud .Mark was lift-
-.ed off. his feet.   He fell back and 'lit
ion his head witli a crack  that could
'.lie .heard  all   over "the  hall/j.,Freddie..
:Lowes,   the,referee, started the, count
....while,Lauder walked to the-other end
- «ol" the'ring.   When the count of   nine.
shaking hands they went back to their
corners to wait for the bell-
'   Round "i—They   come  up   sparring,
and then     Lauder makes one of his
lightning  rushes,  lauding/on Mark:s
nose with his. right, which does" -not
appear to fi'7oii Mark,   They^   clinch
and after feinting Billy.comes in with
left and right to" head.    -.Mark,   then
followed his'iiian up,'but;again: Billy
jumps  in, sending Nelsoms head-back.
The latter does not. seem ' to     mind
this,   and-appears  to be playing'    a
\vaiting' game..  He  starts  to -crowd
Billy  aiid then -goes after him, ' but
Billy  escapes by   his  loot-work.- As.
the bell .sounds Lauder ..'is preparing.'
to come in. again. "     -,,'__
Round a—This round consisted of <a
series of rushes by .Lauder; who was
forcing his work, and he is apparent'-,
ly trying to reach Mark's nose; how,-
ever, it does not seem to ,effect" Nelson when it 'is. reached., In . some of
Uie rushes Mark manages, to give
some stiff jabs and ducks a couple of
stiff jabs from Lauder's right. Lauder fights like a whirlwind, and comes
in about the ipiickest ever. Towards
j the end oi "this round Nelson crowded
his man into a;corncr,'but Billy man-
-iged to gel a right swing     to.,   the
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\Cvr, and then jumps out ,with, some
splendid foot work. Lauder then
rushes and lands", right to "jaW, which'
Mark .counters , to ribs.    . __        .    '
Round 3—I,auder opened,,,the round
with his lisnal rush.and.found[Mark's
face,.with, a stinging, left! Mark went
after him. and got his man into a
corner. He' then shot- right and left
hooks to.-Uilly's head, but'the latter
ducks'and gets .away.. Mark" followed
him lip and landed left to body and.
they clinched. After they ■ clinched'
Billy came" in ■ again and found his
left to' Mark's body.' Mark came after him and chases .Billy around the
ring, clinching with him- After feint:
ing his man to the ropes, Mark sailr
ed, in and landed a stiff jab to the
body, taking Billy of. his Uilance,
and he fell. He caane up and jumped
into Mark, and they exchanged rights
and tlwbell rings'as'they clinch.'
Round 4—The, fourth was very short,
lasting only 57 seconds.- Billy rushes
and, finds Mark's i nose .again. Then
followed a. clinch.' Billy, comes, in
again aiid they exchange blows, but
not effective. -Mark- then follows his
mail up .and backs'him to tlie ropes,
landing .left and right hooks to the
neck," which' Billy . partially blocks.
Nelson then steps back again-to hook
that hard right of his to Lauder's
\was givetrMarkTuTGVcd-sngiiUyr- try 	
but could     not'make ' mg Mb . rigfct shoulder around-to get
'    him   out. ' more force to the blow, Billy jabs his
his'1' ""cor-I left  to", neck-and. then quick    as
• iing lo get', up,
' iit, and .the referee' counted
■iNelson was then carried to
aier,  and i'or some' time after was  in
',a dazed, condition. *?  .-
'Fred   Lowes called  upon  the crowd
, ito.choose a referee, and-eventually he
was persuaded, to  take  the job' hiin-
iself.   Lauder  then  entered. the ^rhig,
'   -Jollowed by his - seconds,    J as.,  Mc-
iEwan, W. Stewart andjiarkin.     He
vwas cheered loudly as was Mark Nelson when he appeared  in  the     ring
wilh his seconds,  Kid Hoaglaml  and
Ilolley.   The  men   were   then    introduced and their weights' giveu, Lauder 137 aud Nelson at 144-
The referee then called   the men up
and told, them a few   things.    After
By Dr. Williams' l'ink. Pills After Six
Doctors had Failed to be of
■"   'that gnawing pain In the stomach,
L-aomvtimcs shooting up. into the chest,
often producing a choking sensation
'»n the throat; a feeling of drowsiness
"und a distaste for food-thafs   inai-
• _Be»tion.   Its victims are numbered by
the -.thousands.    To them life   is   a
burden.     Dr.    Williams'    l'ink rills
have done mom towards relieving tins
■suffering     than any other   medicine
Often they have cured after all other
help had fallal, us in the case of Mr.
Willis  Herman,  of,    St.  Catharines,
' . ont., who Buys.   "I had ''"«"*" «»''clw'
with indigestion and stomach trouble
for years.   At timcH my suffering
ubnoit  indescribable.  Soim-tinics  for
whole days I was unable to     touch
, food.   I dieted and at ilillcictit times
» was treated by six doctors, but they
j did nol help me;  • only grew worse.
I^for a    time I wan IWIhr    lu Ncw
York, and  while  there cmiMiUcd     a
Hash throws all, his weight into a
clean blow" to Mark's jaw ...with ..his
right, - lifting Nelson off' tlie door and
throwing him back on his head. He
strikes the floor with his head with,a
terrific crash, and is completely out.
As he lays 011 the floor the referee
motions' Lauder back • ami ■ starts his
count. When he gets to nine,, Mark
though terribly dazed, mak"es a game
eflort to get up, but cannot even get
up on his elbow, and the' fatal ten is
lolled ofi.
lhe crowd then jumped .into the
ring and Lauder was congratulated
many times;' The popular Jimmy
McEwan, his trainer, was then carried around the riug cm the shoulders
of a bunch of enthusiasts.
Lauder took tlie victory in a very
modest manner, remarking, tliat he
was beginning to, think he could
scrap some,
Tho manner iu which the whole entertainment was conducted and tlie
whole affair deserves the highest
praisu possible. Fred Lowes made a
very cllicicnt rcleree for the main
did not want to do anything     lhat
would hurt his standing, in tlu- community.   An   unusually   flattering    offer,   however;  tempted  him,   and     he
engage.l  in his' first fight.   Ilis.    opponent," a well-known fighter in Australia, "was" unfortunate   enough      to
stop'one of Squires'  gloves  with his
jaw, and  the result was that ii   was
sometime before he could take an intelligent   interest'   in,   his    surroundings.   The-fight only lasted    a.' "few
seconds.   Since  then Squires has been
lighting any-, pugilist who  could*   be
brought against hiin,  although he  is
as good-a citizen as ever and still rd"-
tains his Sunday school  class.      Seldom has he taken longer' than- about
two minutes to put a man away, one
fighter,    Peter'"  Felix,  -.the    colored
champion 61' Australia, being put out
in  about  ten  seconds,   and    requiring
some four hours-to come back to life.
As, Felix is a huge  negro  standing 'six
feet four "inches and built, in proportion,   . the    terrible      power   behind
Squires'  blows .will be recognized. "Of
course,  none of his opponents should
be classed  with   the  American  pugilists, but   none ."ol    llicm , went nine,
rounds with Jack Johnson recently.
"   To see Squires  on  the   street'   one
would  never  imagine      that  he   is  a
professional   fighter.   His   proportions
would be noticed,auywhere, but in no
way does-he'resemble the'typical pugilist.   In the ring his 'whole dcnioaiibr
in his comer, waiting  for the"   ilang
of  the gong,'    his* face wears a te-r-
rible expression,   and  even  his  friends
doMiot  venture.'to  address him  then.
When  the gong  sounds he rushes    to
the centre of  the  ring,or    into
Labor Notes
\Snni_ Small said thai in Chicago he
saw' a marching body of 18,000 working men carrying a; banner inscribed:
"Our children cry-for. bread!" and
,they marched __ straight to a picnic
ground: and drank . fourteen hundred
kegs''of beer.        -      "
.Washington—An estimate furnished
by a' statistician gives the number of
men killed in the daily pursuit of
tk?ir calling, largely skilled and, un-
sMlk-rt, laborers, for the last four
years, at So,000 men, or -20,000 annually/ .-     '    '
Portland,,'Ore.—A statute prohibiting' the employment of a-child under
16 years of :aye longer than ten aonrs
anyone day lias been declared by the
Ore.on supreme court to 1-e an entirely - valid and proper exercise of
the police powers of the. state.
' . How strange' that the constitution
is" always invoked to prevent every
reform helpful to humanity and hurtful to great financial interests! How
strange that the,, constitution is never
invoked' against legislation asked by'
railway and,, manufacturing interests.
— Semtor  Beveridgc.  ■ ,        .       ■
■ "As for your stock' flurries in Wall
street,. they cannot-destroy a railroad
tie or rail  or car,  nor a .'bushel   . of,
VfO'i'ltlK i-. liuruliv'B*v«n tlmt thirty ilny.-.
IX iiftnrilntn I infiiiul to apply to tho H011-
uunilili! Chief Commissioner of Limits and
Works fur u spi-Miil lieensu to cut uml carry
uwiiv tinilici- Ir/i'in' the following duscrihod
lamlri in sourh-i'iiht Kootuimy.
Nu' 1. CnniHieneiiiR nt a post planted in the
north-wost, eoniur of .fumes) Kn leoiior's limber
elitim, thence north 80.chains, thence west.-So
i'llll ins, Iheuce south Ho cliuins, thence eaat BO
cliiiinsto plncuof licK'uning.
Charles Wuldio, ljocutoi-
.lames Cameron.   AKent.
Located Feliy 4, ISK17 -      A 13 4t
No. 2 Commencing at u" po»t planted about 7
miles went of the Kootenay river, ten chains
north of the International boundary, thence
eiiit lfi'i chains, thence north 40 chains,tlience
nctl (id cliuins, thence south 4'fi chains to
plueuof lioirinninf?. 1
J. i) Gordon, Locator  •
James Cameron. Aftent
Located Ajiril S, 1M7 - 'A 18 U
the Character of this Tea has "Loomed
Up" Conspicuously above a Hundred
E   is hereby uiven that 30 da.
date I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief
NOTICE   is hereby given that, 30 days urtei-
date I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief
ommissionei-   of," Lunds and Works, for 11
Lend  rackets Only.
other man's corner and batters'  hiin |
down with a few  fqarlul  punches for
the body   and  jaw.   'In .most    i.isi'S,
like   Jeffries,    his    apn'eariinee,  wins
him.,.   the*battle  before  a  blow     is
struck.  His-chief asset is  his punch,
which,he cither hand, and his
attitude  is something  like    that    of
Mike Schrcck,  crouched over with his
vital points well  covered and    ready
at any moment to send home a blow
that no mortal man could take   and
continue nghtinj,'.      He   would    enter
the ring at about 185 pounds, and in
build  resembles   the   famous  George
wheat or corn, or any .property whatever. .The next morning after such a
Hurry there is just as much property
in the country as ".there was the day
before. Those who gamble in stocks
do not produce any. properly nor
help to, nor are they capable of de- | *«*«t.*.l A,.rlH. hi*.
stroying any. We fret loo much
about  them."—Judge  Gayiibr.     .
Philadelphia,—The annual returns
the state department of mines of
Pennsylvania for' 19"f"> show that. 557
mine workers were killed in the m-
thracite'region and 464 in the bituminous regions of Pennsylvania ilur-
in„ that period, Of the 557 '">•*'**• in
the anthracite region 206 deaths resulted from falls of coal, and of the
fatal accidents in (the bituminous regions 2y2 were due to the same
cause.   The  fatal  accidents
special license to out and curry ;nvuy timber
on the following described lands, situated in
Miuth East  Koohr.ny..
No. 1 CnmincnciiiB^'nt a post planted on
Iron Creek, about i miles north west, of A.
.Miu:D.iii^ali's post..planted on the East of
Lulu- on-3 Hurt well Cieek: tlience AO chains
South ; theuce so chains East; 80 cliuins Nortii
uli'hiiins west to place of commencement.
L icate I April 1,1HU7, A. Mathieson, Locator
It. KlomiiiR,"Ageiit
' Nn 'i (.'onuneuciiiK at 11 post, planted on tlie
north west corner of A. Mathiesons timber
clutm thence East no cliuins; thence nortii
si) chiiins: tlience west 80 chains; tlience
South 8(1 chains to plane or commencement. .
Loiuted April 1,1!)07 J. 11. Lock, Locutor
II ^Fleming,   Agent.
No .'i Commencing nt a post planted on
the South West corner of J. it. Lock's timber
claim.- thence We*t '8;i chains: thence. North
Si chains': thence East. 80 cliuins: tlience
South SOiihains to place of commencement.
Local ed'April I, l!i!J7, ' C' .1. Dighy,,Locnt6i
'11. Fleming, Agent
No, 1 Commencing at 11 post planted on
tbe .South East corner of 0 J. DicIO''--' timber
claim, thence'South HO chuinb : thence West
T'f-clnriiTir^tiininTii-Nni th=8Teliiiiiis=ptheuce=Kiintr
Si) chains to pliic,. of commencement.
Located Ajuil t. l.iiii, .. J. 11. Lock, Locator
-    > It, Fleming Agent
'No. .1. Commencing at,"n post planted 80
chains South nf a post planted on the Nortli-
Ivwt, coiner of.I 11 Look's timber claim
thence South 80 chains : thence \\'o.-.t 80
chains ; thence noilh W chains ; thence East
So cliuins; lb jiluce of commoncomeut,.
 "'  "        C. .1. Digbv, Locator
11 Pluming, Agent,
Nn (i Commencing at, a post planted on
the North Unst comer of (' J. Digby's timber
claim, thence South SO chains: thonco East 80
dVahis; f hence port li so chains ; t hence West
Sicliuin.i; to place of commencement,
li iciiti'd April I, mo;, A, Miithiemm, Locator
m-.':i I It' Fleming,   Agent
Sewers    are
Hackeftihmidt,   the champion    wrest-1 anthracite regions in 1905
Some Dope
on Bill Squires
It is a wi'U-Uiiown fuct among those
who follow the prize ring dope   that
every good fighter, or nearly   every
one, has been discovered by accident.
Something has happened in the   life
of nearly all of tlinn .that lum shown
wise managers and others that   here
ia n man who has championship calibre iu hill make-up, but who Is nearly always unaware of the lact.   Such
a man Is the   much heralded     Hill
Squires.   At one time Squires was a
laborer iu the milieu iu Australia unaware that his splendid muscles wire
icupahlu ol aughl but swinging a v-tok
ler, lieing about the same size     and |
development.   A  comparison    of   the i
Australian    and    Philadelphia ' .Tadk
O'Brien \trould  indicntc that   Squires
would be the victor in a contest   between  thcim.   Indeed,  O'Brien   would
probably, be easy for Sauiics, O'Brien
has   his . truly  marvellous cleverness
to   depend     on, and    his great  top
spoed, , but    he has     no punch, nud
Squires is every hit as fast in     his
way.   Then "Squires can stand   much
punishment,     and is a herculcs     iu
strength.   Tommy    Burns or Schreck
would     be a pink, ten, as well     ns
O'Brien, and il only remains for .lef
in     the
and     in the bituminous    region
that the
in, you will surely
put some plumbing in that
house of yours.
V .    °
'.     ' v >-   -"" 'A '
Bring-  your   enquiries to  us
and bring them now, so we
"canTget" your TjiRT^nxeu   ur=
properly before the big rush
Estimates   cheerfully    given
I l"'l"
flies or Jack Johnson   in   repel   the
invader.      Whcthei.   cither    nf   ih'ciujt. its Montana  f-mployees.   A
•■oilId make liim  bile the dust    is    n   of the millers would pnralvzc
Butte, Mont,"-Xotici: was served on
all employers of. a raise iu the wage
dCfilc" of the Butte 'Workiugmcn's
union, the largest organization,, in
the city outside of the mining trades.
The .numbers have been getting S3 a
day. Many,, employers refuse the, demands.- The Butte Business Mens"
association has empowered its executive board to resist the general demands for higher wages in the camp.
A shut down would cut 20,000 nun
off pay rollB. The Amalgamated Cop-
compaiiy pays u month
3 uiKlali.'ti' hut he wns unable to give lor that at command did he have
hpiciaiiM, out « .,_,.,..;.,  .-I.ny other resource of obtaining     a
J. then dccldwl tu ny   u
, mu any relief _
1 Dr. Williams' 1'Iiik I'IUs, and in less
.IhanV month I fell wmie relief. ,1
'.'continued tliclr use for a couple of
1 months longer nnd gnln«l in- weight-,
t'iuiy appetite improved; the patus KU
' ,mo and I now feel better than I lmve
,■   ,,    ,     -..      11.,   tu'i'llU'-
\lh\i ii««. * will always ,.l«illv n-c
,(Jllllli„d ])r. Wllllmn.' lMnk I'llls to
believing  tlmt    ili«y
'i i
1 «jthcr sutlcieis,
Will surely -lo for others what   tae>
• have done for mc."
r, ..     iv   WilUnnm'      VinU
ViLcii  ■}■•<+ *■ ■■' ''• ,
Villi, ns a WixhI   builder and    xwis*
' tonic  you  are     not cxpcriiHtiittug-
'■they have been triwl nnd proved mic-
* cessfnl In thousands of cases,   ll   is
their power to actually make    new,
" ilcli, wl blood that crmldw »l»«-«" l0
cure such troubles as an.niinii. imi-
rMtlrrn. rli.-nmatlsm, Wdney trouble,
, St. Vitus d.itice, Partial paralvsis.
nod those hjmclal nllmeiils of girlhood and«>d that www *»>
much misery- Por saU* by all -hwi ►•
ine <l«l«r» nr by mall »l 5» ""^ «
MX or *lx lioie* for $».5« lr»in ihe
Dr. Wlllluma' Me.llctnc Co., n«>cU-
vllle, Ont,
likelihood.   And he might have   been
this w.iy yet but Ior a lucky    accident,     At that time a heavyweight
mimed Bill Kmitb. who, among   the
first-class men   ou    thin Ride of tho
Pacific would     be a dub,   was juut
nhoiK  Min wholn lltlii|r in fii'hting circles in the Antipodes,     {lie hud     a
class ot pupils, some oi them regard'
ed as coming champions, nnd was 111
the habit of steering the unsuspecting stranger into these mitt   tiling*
em.     One day   8<iulrcs   and a Uw
friends    happened     to    lie  down  at
Smith's    training (.iiarlm watching
his pupils work out, and Smith, seeing Hirtiires .standing near, naked him
to put 011 the gloves with one ol his
pupils, naming,one who wm the bent,
although {iijUins w.m unawAte ui thin
at the time.   Innocently the     miner
complied with the rei.tteKt,  .Hid,     Ui
tin- surprise ol the onlooker*,   Smith
tni«t «>' «*••■ l,u' *••■• 'M,r,y to™
nway iu a very iliort onlcr, Vrmn
that time Siiulrcn wa« pestered by hl»
friendi to enter lhc ring, but lor a
long time wiiuld not cau'-udec it, an
he waa a Sun-fey aduol Uacfatr ajul
.nestiou, but' he is certainly the best
1 ny country hns sent out for some
lime.   ..
Squires has lately arrival iu Sun
I'rniiciHco. Wc will. probably hear
less nf him in a few weeks,
Chiio, Cal.—At a recent nieeiliig of
the Carpenters' union wages were
lalsed to four dollars per day, to
take -cfTecl on'April n. This will
give ample time to have all existing
contracts completed.
Moiliers can
llieir sulk-ring
Own Tablets.
Hi'!     I>'i
ill      M.ibv's
t'-       .l!'i-   II
I'eiitle laxative tlmt do imi gripe the
little one, ami tun- all (lie   iiui'ir ills
ol babies and >ouug ifmuua.      ■ >>j
r,re plcnmiiil lo take, prompt   i* "heir
itctif'fl, anil  unlike  ''w-otl'I'-g  •^»f*"
ihey never do halm, and ill-    :.i.i'!>' r
lis the     K*""'*11'''''''' *'•  '"  t'"1''I'lm'''1'**!
'iwilyst  that  they ndii.r.n   tin   iih^t»
h iinful  to even tin; youn/.c-a    1-nby.
Tli uN.indu of iimlln'iR gi\c liitlc
ones  nothing  else  but.  Ilaby s     «>wn
Tu'jclta   when louuMputinn,   .-.tmuach
tr iihle,  iiidlgeiilion,  lold-, or wuniih
Lotluv tlw latiy, or -'.h u tli-  !r-id--1
teething lime comes,   Mis,  .'as   Jli-r- |
tier.     1'ltt.aisuHc  Que,  •, y.   "My |
Im ,y it great sulTeur fnnu   ion  |
ntli'iitlon, lut th.-nl-i to Baby s Own I
Tablet*,  the trouble hn« disiipjieflrnl. j
The Tablet* ure ».,|d by nil iltn,',;i%ii,
or In- rna.J   a\ 25 «rll« u   lot   froin _
T*.:   Dr.     wniiitms'  SWWn.*     <'•■> 7
Brucfcvillt, UM«
try throughout  the stnte.
Chicigo-Thc    KnrmerH' un on,    In
cii-operntion with the Kedcration    of
Labor,    decided     to    establish    lour
"union" provision depots in Chicago.
Two of the stores will  be located oih
(he South side, one oil lhe North, and
l.tio on  the West .Hide,   By-laws     for
the  corpora tion  whh-li   tlu-    faruu-i's form for the control     ol
the stores were also drawn up,     The
ninna-.'.emi'lit probably  will'-be placed
1111 tlm hands of olbci-rs to be   elected
ifioiu   the  mcinliCi'.sliip  of   llu-     loi'.il
jiiniftlis.   Secretary K. K. Norkels,    of
the I.abor l'eilcr.ill«ni, n-ci-h'i'd a-«ug-
tHt'Oii  frmn an Iowa   farnur   which
Iso 111 .iy be adopted,   ll provides for
the sta.iuping of eggH ns soon as laid
1 Willi  a ringer Mump,   ui-.miig     uu-
Are firri vi tijyf daily.
Wc have a,larger and
boiler assortment this
spring than everandour
prices are low enough
to suit the person who
had to borrow trouble,
W    R.    MoDOUGALL
If you do got out and soli the
Ledger. The boy, girl or adult
wlio sells tlie largest number
per week gets a good Jack-
Knife during the month of April
and then we have a monthly
prize which is sure to be good.
sSpecial inducement lor the girl
whosellsthe Ledger. You can't
sell us verv often but vou  can
U'-xl   lit*   ■*..'..
Motel, Hosmer
Open M»y 1
' Kuiuhtii.'   iii'.v  nml
• 1
.111 oii-.iinuljitioi)
flu- pnh-lir, idu la J wiih Hu-
liiif«.l in lln'
I'-nil. Conl ImiiH-4 iiiiiv Ini purrliKHwl nt »Ui
fi-i-iii'iiifiirwift c-iihI mul »*i for niilliniiill*.
Nn- iiiiu-i'Minn .'Wi iictiin I'liii l"> «i'i|iilr«il '.V
mu- liii.'MMi'iilnrfiiiiiiiiiii.v. Ituyiilty n» tli"
i,itn nf ti<ii 1 uiilr, imr tun nl i,"'t lnjUliilt "linn
1 illi't'ii-il mi tin-urn-mint put.
iVi.,     ■_ ;_,,_•       .iii' i '1 I   i_tn'«i»il
liimi'i'iiiimiikiiI in iiiiviiiiri'iil ifi|Mir aimi'.iiv for
.. .. iii;.'...,:. .ti. I ii- iii •■■•|" -^"1 i-riiinii'in
lur -i i'niii|iiiity ni-i'iirillliK t« i-il|iltK\,
\ fii'n iiilnnr. Imvlinfill«fiiviiruil inlimriil In
|,li..-f. limy IdCKlnn uliilm l.ftmn l„'ii»l fciil,
Tin' lin lin-.ii'iionllliK lii'liilin U*ft.
j   .\t 1im,hI iiimniiMlii'iixiHiii'lii'liiii tlieidiiun
1 iniili vmir m- imill in tli" iiiliilnn riironliir In
I- .        ,       I        li'i., „.',..I Im ll l>Y|wtllt'.l| lit I
|.iii I, Uie liiciitnr miiv. iipmi Iihvihk ii mu-'i-.v
mmli', iiint ili'iiii comv')bi|» wilh "Hie' t»
<liiiri-ii'il>U,t«ir<'liit>i' llm liind »UI Hn Hlro.
'lln' imitiiii |irnv»li'i for Mm jmyinutit of h
ru,i.ili,v nf HJin-r i-i'iii mi Mm rnilon,
j    I' 1.11 iiilnhirf i-IhIimh Kt'imritlly nm Ji\'i frut
I n'l'iiiri'! alttr.v Iff «•'• ri'iU'Wiililii ,v«»rly,
A friii mlmr mnv   ithulii  t*« h'"*** to
itri'-ltft f.irtfi>!'l<illivi'milciii,ii''lifor« «*riii ol
• mi,* , ',>-'if .,r.-n.',»'iiliM 11 f th» illii*r"M"ii Iir
j in- .Mininii-f ol lln- luli-ilor. ''
'llm tc-^-i- bliill Imif K<lri"liii<lri ii|*r>»Mon
' vtltl.ll. ol... .'.I   '.llfl'Mll tli.-.f-.'.'   "t   Mi*   l»l»w
l„i null t.M 11.1l>-. ■«*-■»«• 1 *r."|—r tti-hum lur
I'ui'li mill'<>r rl>fr Ihhmh". ' Hoynliynt Mm
rmi.of in>'rivi.»l'<>llnii"'<"'n Mir.oulj.tit nf-
t, r It I'Xi c.l«»l'i/»«l
Iktftitv Uitltter ml % laUriar.
N.  n.-Uuviilu|riu<r *»4p)Uo*rU«i  al
tin* MtvertiMtterril will mot U p*id
W *mn      *B   gut m* " *t%t
SPKiiNU   1907
May we Have Your Order?
Everything in Paper hangings.    Htirlaps in
special colorings, wall ili-ati.titons, I'fi.
House  painting,  sign  and carriage w
.specialty.'', Our endeavor
class work.
ork a
lo x\o only  hrsi
Tlie 0»M'ora*or
rjF\ J,l".l«IHm  „ . W ,wT**?*^*m9m
i- .,      n
will Liereafter, until further notice, pay Interest on Savings Bunk Accounts Quar-.
terly ins'end of   semi-annual-
' ly as heretofore.
MAY 31st - AUGUST 8l»t
NOVEMBER 30th & FEB. '28th
U        Pernio   Branch a
Constable  Fred  Lorcli',  of  Wardner,
is in town. 0
G. G. Jewell, of Jaffray, was in
town yesterday.
Miss Taylor, of Elko, i.s visiting
Mrs.  Blackstone.
.Miss McGuire, of F.lko_. has lieen a
"Teriiie visitor'this week.
Superintendent Erickson went ,east
on the local yesterday morning.
Miss , Cross, of Winnipeg, is' in the
cily- visiting her aunt,' Mrs. Geddes.
„.\Vni. - Hundley is again in _the■ city
ami may' again Income a Fernieite.
Miss Henderson, of Edmonton, is
in  the city,   the guest of Mrs.  Keay:
Mr. Allen, late of Fergus, Out.,
has taken up his aliode at Coal
,.   Mr." and Mrs. "W. ,C... Uphardt    are
- in    the    'city    visiting  their    many
friends. .■
Mr. Ingham," of Sheep mountain
ra«ch, was in the. city during ' lhc
week.- o " "'
Born,'to Mr. "and Mrs. A. Barnes,-
at Disley,' Sask., /Thursday lhe 18th,
a "daughter. ■     '
a day or, two ago from a trip to the
Lardo country, ,
A. F. Krapple, of the North Star
lumber company, Elko, was in the
city Thursday.
i Mr. Durand made a flying trip to
the sawdust' factories at Elkmouth
during   the week.
Miss McFarliind, . the popular nurse
in the Fernie hospital, left for Winnipeg Wednesday evening.
. The public schools arc closed on account of, the prevalence of a mild
form of measles in the, city, "
J. E. Proctor, travelling passenger
agtnt of the C. P. R., was in town
n day or two during the week.
F.O.iv.,— Fernie Aerie; No. 561, have
changed their mt.,i*ting_"nighl from Wednesday lo Friday of each week. ■
Contractor McCallum has started
operations on the new federal building, and has teams at work excavating. ,' '-        .
The C. P. K. company are refusing
all dead freight and have taken off
all trains excepting the passengers
and the local.
J. Young Byers went up to Coleman Thursday evening, Mr. Byers
In' in the Pass towns in the interest
ol the Calgary Herald,
Thirty-five railway trainmen weni
wwt to Cranbrook yesterday morula i', a* there Is no work tor ihnn
sine* nil freights have lieen stopped
Charles Stephenson, oi the T V
nmcli near Edwards lake, Gateway,
was in the cily Tlmrwlay nnd added
his numc lo the Ledger .subscription
Mrs. MeVitUc, of Cranbrook, who
hue been vinitlng her sister, Mrs,
Keay, iiccumpanlwl her parent**, Mr.
nnd Mrs. Hcmlerimii, to Kdtiioulon
O. J. Bradley, a successful
rancher who is located In-low lCtkn,
was in towtl Thursday. . He reports
spring u little bashful down Ins .vny,
but not so backward un s-hc is lu-n-.
SiiperlnUndent Hricksoti, of the C.
P. U... came 111 111 ins prtv.ui' un
■itiuJux" Ui ihe c\i,<.l),<jUi.<) aj..i,v,
Thursday evening, nud uli iir in t ln-
clty had an interview with District
President Sherman upon the Inbo-,
Nitiiatloa.     ,|
We take pleasure in announcing this
week that a union burlier shop will
I* opened iu the King's hotel during
lhc coming week, Cbas. Gilbert, wlm
kin lx**u treating the boys right foi
a little over a year, is moving to his
new stand, and where, as a union
man, he Is prepared to slime union
facer- and oihers. Mr, Gillxrt expects in a lew days to have his union
shop card in his window—the only
one in the district. His prices are
union pritea as charged the continent
over, and he will charge nothing
more.    Or_{anl/er Sherman, of     the
American   Federation   of  Labor
dorses the new shop.
- F.O.E.—Fernie Aerie, No.' 561*,' F.6.
E., have- changed ibeir meel'm1.;, nijjlii
from Wednesday to Friday of. each
week.' v        .       '    ' ''
Morrissey has' been cut out as a
regular station on the C, P. R.., and
station agent Gardner has. been transferred to Hosmer.
Charles Fulljaines returned from
lhe coast yesterday. He bought five
acres at.Chilliwack, and is going,lo
li\e'on ihe fruits of his garden.  -
Mr. and Mrs. Henderson, who have
ijeen visiting their .daughter, Mrs.
Wm. Keay, during the past week,,left
yesterday  evening  for Edmonton.
Wm. Keay accompaniod Waltei
Harwood to lieardon, Wash., where
ihe remains ' of- the deceased Mrs.
Harwood were shipped for interment.
The entertainment given by the
Junior Guild of Christ church Thursday afternoon and evening was a very
pleasant social event," and a financial
0. B. Ross has collected $48 - by
subscription, which he lias handed to
Mrs. H. J. Johnson, treasurer oi the
Ladies' Benevolent society for the
benefit of  the Beaver relief  fuud.
Constable Lorsb, of Wardner, was
in town yesterday and has gone to
Michel to relieve Constable Sampson, who is taking the place of Constable Druinmond, who is taking a
short' leave of absence.
J. G. Cummings, D.L'.S., has been
in the city a, day or two. He says
San Diego, California, ; is a- good
place to lie at while jack frost is
looking for victims."' Jack has never
been known to visit that little corner of the world.
_,T. L- Parker,' of ,,Lee lake ranch,
Alberta, member of the conciliation
board selected by. '"the Crow's Nest
Pass Co?, thes International Coal Mid
Coke company., the Western Canada
company and the Canadian Coal and
Coke company, is in the city.
The Knights of Pythias arc arranging a. benefit concert in aid of
Mrs. Beaver, the mother of tittle
Florence, - who .is in the hospital.
There will be a good programme, and
judging Ly the advance sale of tick-
eU, ^Stork's hall will be full to overflowing-   Tickets are  only -50c.    - „■
• --     - ^
Charles-   Stephenson,    '  cousin-,    ol
Fred Tampion, who died in the Home
hospital of this city  recently,- wishes
■i r i_ p\prp«iti_lii s_hcartfell _-l'hanks_lQ_hi,S_
many  friends  for their kindness    and
attention during  the brief illness and
death of his cousin,  who had been a
partner   with   hiin   and   an   associate
for many years.
Under the auspices of the Ladies'
Aid ot the Methodist church,1 an apron
sale will be held on Monday, 22nd
inst., in the Burns block, Victoria
avenue, commencing at 3 p.m. Afternoon" tea- at *a moderate price. Delicious morsels, such as candies,' pinc-
ipple, sherl>ert, etc.,1' etc, can also be
obtained. Admission free; doors open,
at 3 p.m."
Todd and Wriglesworlh,,. are busy
selling the new battery of big" boilers at the Elk company mill, and
will also set the old battery in the
new planer plant, A new engine hns
been purchased for the planing plant,'
which, with the big 400 horse power
engine in the mill, makes a total
power in this big,plant of 700 horses.
Mr. Boynton expects to have the
mill in operation • early in May.
As the city streets are in a clean
and orderly condition, the city prisoners are being exercised In the Fernie club yard nnder the supervision of
Jailer Johnson. Tho rubbish left iu
the street by the telephone company
who peeled the poles along IlowUnd
avenue, has been blown away by
the wind, It Is better to be born
lucky than rich, and the Pernio club
i.s lucky to' gel its ynrd cleaned,
The Ledger learns Irom a reliable
.source that there' was only ij car
loads of coal iu the hunkers ol the
Crow line between Medicine Hat and
the Landing yesterday. This will
Keep two passenger trains and Unlock going for three 0r four days.
Get your walking boots ready, The
Ledger Kid has counted nearly all
the ties between Crow's Nest and
Kootenay Lauding, ami knows tin-
Tom Heck's pc.niul roaster has
finally got a dose of its own medicine which put it out uf business.
Tom saya llu- Fernie (ire department
was on hand 111 just two seconds aiul
landed the Miisli-r out iu the street
before it had a chalice to explode,
.mil give the whole block a roast.
The toiisi is now on thr fin1- dcimri-
ineiit for roasting the roaster, Had
the gasoline exploded there might
have l-eui 11 big fire in the block,
where iheic is only mic lnr-piooi
building,   the  .lohnsoii-FaUoiier block.
i«      *M>-W-..>.1...'«UV     Ol      V.5.V -.-,'iit.i. ll'.l
death ol Mrs. \V. It. Ifanvood on
Tuesday altcinoon was n shork to
the people of Fernie, Mrs. Harwood
had bei-n ailing for some J,iittf, and
an opetation bicntne nt-ii-ssniy, which
was performed on H.iturd.iy nroniin.f
From this, in spite of all that could
bp doii<< for h*r, slii* did nnt ww tn
rally, .mil passed ^uiilly .m.iyubotil
I o'clock Tuesday. Our hrwllt-lt
svmi'dthy goes out to Walter
wo il in this suddtti heteftvmtnl
which ha* am* uj^oa him in iht
of his life parlnf-r. Mr. Tf,,r«v>nrf Mr
with  tlit  body  Wedm-eduy   morning.
The funeral will take place at Rear-
don, Washington, a town " about 20
miles from Spokane, where her father resides.
Tall< about "union towns! We have
a union barber shop, a union print
shop,- and now ,the Napanee is sport-
in;' a bartender with the handle ot
.Ipe I'uclos who is bearing up nobly
under a union button. - May-' there be
more oi them soon.
' Funny what an antipathy some
newspapers, have to anything with
union in'connection. We. are informed
this wJ;ek of a paper in this district
which refused lo advertise a union
barbel'shop. Soon the sheet vvill'
ha\e. unionphobia -so badly that „ it
/ will refuse to publish birth notices.
Miss H. M. Emerson, matron, of
the Home hospital, died on Tuesday
of peritonitis after a ,few days - illness. ■ An" operation had' been performed "on'Friday in the hope of saving "her life, but the disease proved,
too extensive and she slowly sank.
The deceased lady was 35 years oi
age and a native of Ontario. Her
father, Robert Emerson,.x is on his
way to iFcrnic to take the body back
to the, home near Collingwood. " Ile
wns expected lo arrive this morning.
I. E.„Covert for 1907 wall paper.
Nice fresh bread for sale every day
at  Tom  Beck's.   .
Sec I. E,' Covert for prepared burlaps  in special colors just arrived."
Tom Beck is still ladling -out ice
cream  in  large and small  quantities.
, Remington typewriter and household furniture for sale at 28 Victoria
Ave % _   -  -
New dress muslins have just been
received at Mrs. Todd's,, and they arc
the finest. :
We have the finest selection of-ribbons of any house 111 Fernie. Call
and select your needs.   Mrs. E. Todd.
The ralllc of Thos. Steele, at Coleman, for piano, came off Monday
night arid was won by 57, Holder
of Xo.. 57 please preseiit, ticket.
Roses are going fast, but we have
a "small number left whicli are yours
at a reasonable figure.   Mrs. E. Todd.
, Tom Beck expects^ to have a nice
fresh bunch, or, rather, nice fresh
bunches of onions, radishes and lettuce on sale today;. also tomatoes
and- cucumbers. °   ■
Wild Rose
English Breakfast Tea
/"AUR own blend. Best' on
\J earth. If you want a cup
of nice flavored Tea that .will
make you feel like enjoying" life,
try a pound and you will never
regret it. . Money. refunded if not
strictly, satisfactory.
Crow's Nest Tradin g Co Ltd
Fernie, B.C.
J«   BlUBldelL   Post Office eiock
A Ghastly Outrage
Some very interesting experiments
are. under way at the C, P. R_. yards,
tiie success of which will mean a
great deal  to the railway.
Kngine 144, an old yard engine, is
011 a revolving base so that tlie drive
wheels can run without .moving the
enj'ine. Gas is piped from the well
and a reservoir, in the engine is to
be filled with the gas and a test
made to see how far a certain amount,
of gas will run the engine. It is expected that use can be made of this
power in the yard engines almost
Greatest interest is being taken in
(hu experiment, as it is one of the
most important yet made at the
shops.—Medicine Hat Times,
Is this a diabolical scheme on the
part of the C. P. R. to head off the
conl miners?
Our  lines of
J. & T. Bell's
for  Women
•The Slater'
lor Men
W. F. Muirfiearj I Co.
Vuh, we tto  Ruutttrlntti
•    -A.3STID   RETAIL
Meat Merchants
LWAYS a choice supply "of. Beef,
Pork, Mutton, Veal and Lamb on
hand.., Hams* Bacon,..Lard, But--
ter and Eggs,
OUR SPECIALTIES;—    -     "       .
Fresh, Smoked and Salted'Fish; always a
good assortment. Try .our Mince Meat
baurkraut and Oysters. .     *■   '
Cash Prices,  Dependable Quality,
6   and Courteous Treatment
are the.inducements Ave offei*. for your trade.    A  trial
will convince you that,we'can money.
5c Bars and Diamond Bars
We. have put in a full stock of this celebrated Chocolate. We need not say much
about Fry s Chocolate because everybody wlio
knows chocolate knows the splendid quality
of this  line of goods. *. r
Thomas Beck,  Fernie
Successor to Beari & Morrison
Dress Goods, Organdies, Ginghams,
Silks, Muslins, Prints.
Uclics' Tailor Made Coats & Skirts
Ladies' Shirt Waists in Silk, Lace,
Muslin, Lawn, etc.
Headquarters    for   Trunks,    Suit
Cases and Valises.
TheTrites-Wood Co; Ltd
Suits .
$8.50 to 22.50
Trousers  :
$1.40 to 6.50
Spring Requirements
Negligee and Outing Shirts a     ,     Fancy Vests
"7 'Hosiery and  Neckwear.    -     '   . ...
Men's   Gabs   In all the popular shapes  and     £4   *%fZ
r.   _ made of the finest tweeds 25c to Ji,^^
BOYS'   Gaps   BoysLAutolCans—:—_^—_Li_=7Jryj"
" •*' ■. ■    .in fancy tweeds and Beavers 50e to       f yy
,- College Shapes, 25c and 35c -        -1
Special for Saturday only .;
Tweed    Caps   -Boys'Tweed Caps H R0*
r       Regular 25c, special        I 3G
Dry   Goods
Ladies'* Ready-to-wear.
In this department our values speak for themselves
Wash Suits in white and polka dot   .             '"'''». ^■■f  ft ft
nicely trimmed, $5,00 to,....           «9|bUU
Wash Suits in white organdies 4 9%  _______ ft
, and lawns, $3.00 to '..     | ObvU
Wash Suits in cham brays C   Cft
with colored pipings, $4.50 to         UbvU
"Wash Suits In C  Eft"
in, chocl'dd ginghams...1.         ' ^_)B%)|J
Skirts*     f'|,(iies' l)™^ I"") Walking Skirts      &liQ  ftft
in tho newest cloths St models, $4 to.," 3) | bnUU
House   Furnishings
Necessities for Spring
handHoino designs 8 and Hi yank long, $1 to ■ ^pOaUU
Ilobinet Curtains m  ffcffe
OK yards long  DaUU
Rattonburg Curtains 4 *%  f%f%
from  $7.50 to          1 fc.UU
Curtain Muslins in fancy colored madras CEd*
bob!not and. fancy stripos, par yd,, 15c to  vdC
Linoleums, 0 nnd 12 ft, wldtho In §\ f*fc|"
tlio nnd floral designs, 00c li  baOO
Window Shndos lu ftft«%
fawn nnd green, 40c to  wUC
UraHH Kxtonslon Rods, two for 25c und  20c ouch
It is practical economy to buy your groceries from us,
you will receive the best values procurable and the
newest and freshest table supplies in the market,
Tablo Syrup.
Pure and wholoeomo, a groat favorite with
tho little folks . .,
2 Ib tins
por tin..
51b tins
por tin...
per tin...
Wc have just unloaded a car of fine :vsi:ccc! vegetable:.,
the quality nnd price will you.
Maple Leaf Tea
is a high quality CVIon    Our h.vMoin of Milling cadi firtit'Ii* fm lis uii'iitH nnd
at lhe  loweiit price pOHHlhln un-
nldp« im to ofmr thin lino rmnlltv ton :\X n nvli'n vow mncli lie-     i* «•**,
low Un actual worth, por'lb...' ',     %JUC
Grocery Specials for Saturday
Cholco Rod Salmon
two tins    ,,
Sweet Plnf« Toilet Koap.rcg. 2 for I3e
H|ificlitl A for	
Artisan Working Boot for Men


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