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Vol JI    Number. 391"
FERNIE, B.
C. SATfef^DAY,
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MAY  11, 1907
Price $2 a. year in Advanct
FERNIE:H/^77::7.;v '■■"
%: ';' '■' ■HISTCJ'RIC1 DAY
First Session of the Supreme Court in
East Kootenay was Convened
on'.Friday - 7 „;v
-The "first sitting.of the supreme
courl of British Columbia in , East
Koatway begun yesterday,:,^ n a.
m., His Lordship  Judge Clements on
the bench' ' .    - ,
Gladstone Union Miner.' UaU n*4
^ fiited up for the occwion, a.,
every,member of Unv•*** *•* «J
gelfccr with J. A. MacdorMW, M.l.
£, oi W«*' W-'A* *"do,uW-
KC..OI Nelson, aid J.>. Harvey,■
Wpre«enting the Crown, of Crou-
brook.were preaent.   ■■      . .
Before  formally  opening  the    -ms
•ioii of the court,, W. R."KM", >C-
ou behalf of the-Fernie.bats delivered,
ths dolldWinS  v*^ ' *Wrol)r:1-l,'';e    *tt"
draw of welcome to His <Utf*iV\   >
-Below the regular business of the,,
court   commencrs, I may sayi    My,
I^rVO-at I.have been deputed
behalf of the members, of
bai  awciatioB,  to extendto you a
most hearty wdcome to this district
on  this  occasion;     We   uke    great
pleasure in   . being •««" to' ** tbat'
liecauae at Uiis     tim°e, though    you
have not l*m very lo»g ia harness,
bo" to speak, yet those of us who are
observant, have noted, tfcat,you have.
already  earned, for  yourself  a    very
wann place in the hearts of the legal profession by . wasoa of your. um:
lo'rm courtesy' a«d  consideration    i»
dealing with the members of tn* bar.
We truat you "may be long spared to
ollldatie in your high position,    and
we extend to you a moat cordial wel-
' come. - '   ' ' '■''
"There is one other reason why •> we
in lib district * rejoice in this event,
bncause we" hope to; inaugurate a
lK>ima»ta)t seasiou of \ the sppretnt
court in .the section east of Kootenay
lake. .-As* Your'Lordship may observe,
iAe_facilities^we" are' able,'. to    ifford
on
local
you »ow are really such as we should
Apologize for, but in doing so we
express > also' our ' hope tliat 1*ef ore
the time cornea for another session
ot; this . supreme 'Court,, we ;.shall have
1 A court house eatiUiahed with every,
modem facility for the. convenience of.
the judge and the other officials who
'■take part.'!.  • - ' '    ,..
•- «i« Lordship replied as follows:
"Mr,  Roas,  and Gentlemen" "ol,   the
Fernie bai— ' 0,
* 'I aesure   you    that T appreciate
very much the very kind,-.welcome yo.i
extend to me.,, As you say, Iv have
jury brought in a , true bill, and
niter the selection of the following
jurymen from the list of petit jurors
summoned lo appear, the case was
proceedwl with,-, The jury was ns follows:,
,.). I,. Gati-s (foreman), W. M. nick"-
en, H. Frechette,. John Hutiter, G/_
1\, I,ambert, .lames 'alcMuster, John
I'odbielancik, Charles Richards, Joseph Spalding, l>\- IT. Williams, Harry
Williiigham;'. IS.  ]'. Wrigglesworth.
After the swearing .in of the jurors
and.' the presentation of the case to
them'by,.I. A. Harvey, Crown'prosecutor, the court was - adjourned''to a
rtuarter'to two o'clock.  .
The afternoon sitting was taken up-
with, the heariig". of *5.the« evidence'■ in
tffe case,. Herclimer. and. Herchmer,,
defending, but His I,ordship said that
after hearing the evidence he would
lake upon himself the responsibility
of dismissing^ the' case without re-'
ferring to the jury.
The court was then adjourned to
this morning at 9.30, when1 the only'
(.ivilcase to be tried, that of Hale
vs, Ross Brothers, will be taken up.
J. A/Macdonald, K.C., for plain-"
tiff, and W. A. Macdonald, K.C., for,
defendant..
The grand jury,  according  to-  cv.s-'
torn,   submitted  the  following  report
to  His  Lordship, , which, ended    their
services for the first term of. court in-
the city of Fernie:'.    ■•■   p\ .7
>■_.'.-     .Fernie,-j oth. May,- 1907.
To the  Honorable Mr.   Justice    Ole-
toesn:
My  Ix>rd—We,      the grand jury of
tke first court of assizes sitting  v. in
Eaat      Kootenay,    .extend   -to   Vour
Lordship" our    heartiest,' felicitations
upon your. rectnt_ elevation   . to C the
supreme court; henclr of'this province,
.«ncl_feel_highly_lioiioted*,that—it—has.
Leen ' oiu- ■ privilege to serve as  grand
jurors  under  Your  Lordship  as    the
first; justice  holding - supreme    court
sittings in this .district. .'/ :  -,
■We  have  the  honor   to   report" "to
Your T.ordship-'that*?we' have' inspect-^
ed ,;the . various .* provincial and municipal buildings In this city, and have
found  the. same in a generally satis;"
factory condition.. -   ■
We, would, however,, recommend
that, in respect to the public school
building, improvement" could l*e effected in tlie. ventilation, sanitation,
heating and fire escape arrangements.
Provision for the latter should, we
TRADES • AND   LABOR   COUNCIL
ELECT OFFICERS.
At a special meeting of the. Trades
and Labor council, held in Miners'
Union, hall on .Saturday evening last,
following officers were elected:
President, J.' Lancaster. (Miner's
union).- ,   •
Vice-'resident, H. Bell (Carpenter's
unfoa).       *
Rec.-Sec., G. G. Meikle (Typographical^ union).
Sec.-Treas., J: Howbrook "(Mines's
union).   „
Executive Comntittee—H. Bell,
Thos.. Biggs, S. Grumbaich.
Organization'Committee—j. How-
ljrobk,*-Thos. Biggs, ,C. Moore.
Legislative Committee—Thos, r.igf.s
Geo.j D.)renl:ecker,- Win. Connell.
. Lalel Committ'ee-^Thos. Biggs, G.
G. Meikle'C.'"-Moore. ■ .7 ,. ' '\ '
Un futur.- the council will meet the
first Satur.day.vand third Monday of
i*ach -month'.;'        "' V   .. '
court or
REVISION
CUTS UP
not l«cn very long .in harneas,, and if
my work so Iar   has given aatiV-ac- j tWnk, l>e made forthwith
tloa, it ia certainly "very, gratif/mg
•to me. I can only trust, if that be
the present position, that it will .tl-
wayal)« the i>oaition between my sell
and the members of the bar.
"It affords me very much pleasure'
also U> congratulate the members .of
the bar and the community generally
upon what may be called, I suppose,
the first regular sittings of the
supreme court in Eaat Kootenay,..!
understand that at Home prehistoric
time Chief Justice Degbie, whose
name is held in such aflcctionate re-
.menibranoe by the people of. thin
jjirov'ince, held court Mantf-where in
lEaat. Kootdtay. I understand, also,
fthat on another occasion the court
•rot held.in the hills near here w'tli
tths chief justice on one stump and
ihe reporter «a another, and lhc
counsel kicking up dust around the
witnesses as they always Jo.
"However, as I say, this mi.y be
considered tbe limt regular iiltings,
aftd I congratulate the community
mast heartily on ths fact that itc 111
this tlm« oa there will be regular administration of justice hers in ion-
nection with the court of whl>:h I am
n tntttber,"
The grand jury, composed ol the
following citizens, were sworn In al
ones:
• I'ftel of grand jurors aumtno'ifil to
saws at this, court in the city <*(
fertile, ]]. C, on Wednesday, Sth day
(.1 Vtiy, 1907;
W. 0, Barclay, A. W, Ulaasdell, J,
A. Drolsy, tt. W. Coulthard, A. II.
Crse, 0. S. Holt, A, C, Ui>hardi.
Albert Muu, Alexander McDougall,
J. D. Quail, Alfred Stork, A. 11
TriiNi. V. J. Watson.
The following ia lbs panel of petit
jurorri summoned to serve at unit
court in the city of Fernie, I). '*„.m
Wednesday, Mh day ol May, 1907:
Ptnoy Beam, Thomas Beck, W. I.
IUundeU„ W. U. Campbell. J. M.
Camlchae], J. 1\ Corriclt, Herbert
Cattell, Giotg* Cody, O. 0. Demau-
«■, W. M. DlcVen, A. Dutble, II.
Frecbvtte, C. S. PuBJames, -T. I..
<Jate*i, John HwrUr, J. 8. Iwlne, ti.
¥, Unhtrt, A. A. HcBeen, James
McMasur, Jobs l^blelanclW, William
lUynoMs, Charles Ufehsrds, W. A.
Bane, W. H. Biwrwan, Jostph Sp<«ld*-
stf. I». W. B; terry, W, W. Tattle.
Calfnrt Varty, J. B. V illaee, S. r.
Wallace, II. 0. WataiiK. V. tl. Williams, Barry W(Uln;1iira, 1-% I.
Wvigf lisstorth.
Intra wen eaty two casas on Uw
docVet for trUL
In the tflaniital
Um $M flsMBt OnWtr^ Un (raii
Although, My Ix>rd, we find that
the present gaol nnd court house
premises are kept In a cleanly manner, and in as . efficient a state as
their inadequacy will allow, yet we
feel bound to urge that <tlic ton-
fitructlon of the new premises now
under contemplation he expedited as
much as possible.
It affords lis,.pleasure to 1>e able to
announce tluit the improvements and
repairs to the municipal fire hall and
alTiecs are being proceeded with, and
will, when completed, fill a much-
needed want iu our city.
Without feeling, My Lord, that wv
arc in any way, exceeding our {-re-
rogative, wo would recommend llie
erection lu our city of a high school
building, and. we make this recommendation, knowing that we are but
echoing the seutimunis of a large majority of our citizens.
Wc observe, with much satisfactiili,
thnt the erection of the new Federal
building for customs and post ofiice
s being hurried     along with   vigor
and expediency. '
Frank ti. Sherman
Wlio brou_>lit the walkout to 11
sufccsHfu! conclusion' ^
ferred     to the    Properly and  Works
committee.
A" petitiou for   a, sidewalk on Mcpherson avenue,  between J affray  and
Davies streets was.,presented and l(,i.J
over until estimates have been made.
The  council   then  went  into    com-
At the court of, revision    held    l.y ;>'tteo ■ to consider tenders for paint-,
collector of votes W; B. Whimster at   iaS the fire hall building, with, Ald-
IT   PAYS   TO i ADVERTISE..,
The "following letter shows how'
people read- the Ledger all 'the way
through," not "missing'even the patent
mcaicine~aus._—nu-iuauva i^nny—»«oi.-
weck mislaid the address'on a consumptive cure ad,, aud next day.' received a callfdown from one ,of. our
numerous- readers for not giving him
everything he-paid. for.. Does ,it, I'ay.
to' ..adveKise^n^Tte'Xeagef?" Wv!',"
r..ther.   They  all  read it   all7
Mr.  Editor,—I  would  like ' to    draw
your  attention   to   a- statement   ..en.
page 3 under this heading "To Consumptives.
It reads that this person hus been
iu«i*l of a severe lung. affccM.ni, and
that:he will gladly send (free.- of
charge), a'.copy of the p'rescr:p;ion
used, and that he hopes thaUall sni
ferers will try this remedy. Jennys
it will cost sufferers nothing and
may prove a blessing to them.
Dear Mr,  Editor,  it is quite „ Uu'e
it won't cost them anything, because
they don't know what it is,  ncl hoi
do they know where to apply lor.it,
.tndhe says it may prove a bisu'-n.;,
and that is impossible  without    an
uddrcsB.   So I hope you will    c-'Lor
put the address down next week   or
take it out altogether.
Yours truly,
COAL CREEK SUBHCRUWR.
o   	
LATE LOCALS
Tin1 Qiici'ii i;i' Spiiin, t-he Iiml 11 pain,
, Ami iliu ilnet n-s said   'Iwiih   wlmt   il
UlUlll til ttMHJ
'ut ulii'ii 1 ln> pain <l|i| not M'liiitlu
; !im dui 1 *.s--r '-iilil 'iwrsu'l   what  they
llli-ll'.'lll   ll   «'u-,
l«'rcd Kirkpatrick returned to Green-
wood Tuesday tnorniug to resume his
i|i.isltinn on the  Ivcdge stafT,
j   The Italian band of Pernie issue a
All of the above, My I.ord, we,   the -".^'"JJ.^V™ t0 ™L "IU"S!.n",,!l
urund  Jurors,  respectfully submit,.
A. W. 111,1'ASDHIJ.,
I'oretnnn,
Shi-rlfT Tuck, of Nelson, was in ut-
teiidimce, iiud had the honor of opening  the lirsl supreme court   hchsIoii
and right well did he perform     liii
«* ly-
Registrar McMullen seemed jsrruch
ut ,home in his position as though he
had l*i'n performing that duty all
his life.
Deputy Sheriff Kastnur was preseiit, and Constable Sampson was in
utMBdanet. Court Stenographer
t'Lyk (ook down the proceedings,
diid thus the first session of the .an-
sl/e rourt in Pernie pawed into hl»-
jtory.
I The IJ.edger wishes to express 'iU
thi-nks to Hherill luck, Mr. PWylf
and Hsiiiatrar McMullen ior tourU-r
iea extimk-d its ;ui itsentattvt.
Pile this ntimher of the Lei,»er. f»*.v
future refsreiice.
     o ..
.tlm cily to join. Meeting Sunday
ufuriioou, May 19, at Philip Cnro-
,*>i.'1Iii'ii music hull, Hours from 3 tn
,1 v click.
Manager lloynton reports thai tlu
Mg milt will make its trial run next
Monday, ile expects to manufacture
30,000,000 feet of lumber,this season,
and as KV*n as tbe Wg mill settles
down to a steady gait, it wltl lie
kept going night and day. Tlie Pernie Lumber company, have also iro-
|.»..v«d their plant, so thai lit* out-
pot will be much
ogaiost August  the* Ust.  Truly
tsUUllst a-ra-tf ill SJsl
rtir. mid Mrs. DuvIch rsturuud to
Pernie lost Tuesday after an absence
of three weeks in Toronto on the occasion ,A tbe oniiUiit meeting of the
sluirclu Iders of tin; Crow's Ne*l Pass
Conl company. They report hivlH
,y,-t-xi\ u inost enjoyable tlnu 'x
u (mideiice of their trip |R i)Mt, work
in llie mines Mtopimd Uie day lliey
left and was resumed the day   they
I eiurnuei.
Kev, il, l.ashluy Hall, of the Methodist church, has lwvn absent liming
'h. week attending the annual di»-
'iiet meeting of the Methodist clii.nn
a I Cranbtook. Rev. J. P. Weslman
i*- president, and Kev, Hall secretary.
'' Hull was iltct«<l to th.. s,t.iiif>n-
in,' committee of the general confer-
I'lic, whiih meets next week at Ver-
II 11, .md will leave for that city on
Aii rday next.
II. 0, White, is ho has l«cn a  mtm-
III of the Canadian Bank of Com-
in.- t HtufT heie (or two or ihrae
ywiis lefl this morning for Van-
e«« er, where, he takes a position In
one of the Bank of Commerce brunches. Mr. White is another one of
th<.s< youn_{ men who by their rec-
tXiwAv. .ttvd lUUUty  build (ut    them-
larger this year suites ihrottcri   which are insplra-
•etythlnf   grows jtioui to thiir c^smionas and asioci-
utas to aint oivajt ti Ufhsr -tiUkfo,
the court, house last Monday, 22
names were removed by certificate of
death, and 636 .by protest, making a
total of 6sti*aeBes removed.
There were' 227 new. names added
which leaves a total of about 1,200
names on the revised list.
There are hundreds oi people in this
district who are eligible and should
have their names placed on the list
at the  first opportunity.
Among the names objected to ami
stricken off the list was that .01 1)
V. Mott.      ■     ■    o 7' s>
Mr. Alfred Stork, describing himself aa a tinsmith, objected to -MoU s
name on the ground that Le w->s
not a British .subject Mr.«Mott lad
taken the oath of allegiance in iSSq,
and was sworn in as postmaster at
Mosquito Creek''/Alberta. At that
time he was informed.,tbat. bis qualifying as j>ostma3ter ma<lc of him a
British subject/and he' never gave the
matter further thought, always taking himself seriously as a full-iledged
citizen of this country.
; He wishes to publicly thank" Mr.
Stork for thn khidly. manner in which
he has called his attention to this.
technicality, for had it not been discovered il. might have led to very
serious complications, in the future.
 0~~ ^        6     ,
AFTER  MR. ROSS
To The Editor:;
F.ii-,—In the tight _of the atUmpted
explanation of Mr. ^W.-,R. Ross, M;
P.V., in the reported, interview whih
appeared in the - "Frse Press" of° ie>
cent issue, his plausible excuses do
not fit the facts of the case re objecting to bona fide voter*.
At our aweting of local Fernie S.
P. of C, Mr. Ross, who attended,
asked to be allowed to speak, and in
his remarks, stated '-that a man was
not necessarily ineligible .to be ou, the
list because he did not reside in this
riding, provided he lived in the'province.—Nowj-afc-of-the-yoters--bbjcet'
ed to waa W. H. Moore, who "ran in
the recent election and came so near
to defeating Mr.- Ross.
"Mr. Moore is temporarily -iut .of
the province, but his .family are - residing inNanaimo, B.^'C.,; and this
fact alone condemns the action of
Mr. Ross, who admitted he was
primarily the cause of the objections,'ana ■l.»w-,F,Hj..,,lit, intlr
acending to depths which are not
worthy of his reputation as a public
man.
Another incident out of many, Mr.
Ross admitted  canvassing  the'   three
voters at Baynes  Lake  (where     the
Socialist headed the poll), but to no
purpose, yet these three men were^pb-
jected to as non-residents, and I van-:
tuns <.to say they never received any
notice of objections  owing0 to" tlieiii
having moved  from  J affray,    where,
they hod registered, and in all, probability the notices were sent- to Jnf-
fray instead of Baynes Lake,
Por ways thai ore dark
And tricks that are vain,
"Our local politicians are peculiar."
In the, re.XMtcd interview we are iu-
formed this action to purify the list
was from a spirit of altruism -,|„»e.
and our purist was not actuated witli
any sordid desire, uot even to down
the Lil^srals. Perish the tho«_^it; did
not Ur. Rons thank the Liberals of
Pernie for the support given on Feb.
9. 1907, that enabled him to sing a
sosjg of victory?
The Literals of Pernie, though
.small la numbers, will renie.nber.
Tlie other "incidents" in comuUioi
with this affair were fully commented oa in The ledger, and one med
not.enlarge upua them. There is one
course open to the author, or shall
I suy designer, of this new method of
purifying the voters' list, and that
Is to make a public a.iology for the
inconvenience caused, It is useless to
deay qambliag. for the word Is writ
large over the whole proceeding, and
It is oa* of the illegitimate off.
springs nf present Mitics,
Yours, etc,
W. SYMONDS,
8«c. Local Pernie, 8. P, of C.
   O'   '■■■..
erman Trites in the chair.
|, Upon rising the committee reported
recommendinjr the acceptance of th?
tender of I. E. Covert. The report
was adopted. ,    x
On motion, the early closing bv •
law introduced by Alderman *•'tort-,"
was laid over  to the next'mielih,-'.
Th.-' council then adjoumc-.l to M„\-
ifith.   -    :
THEY    ARE   PROGRESSIVE. ,
The American ..Socirty of Equity,
which is the official name of the
Parmer:,' union, has decided; np.m .»
label much res>.-mbliag° those now l-.i -
i»-: used by the trades unions. This
v-jl! doubtless give * an opportunity
for the anti-labor "cheerful idiot" to
promulgate the usual silly' twaddl*
in an endeavor-to ridicule the move-
ALL JOINED IN
ON THE CHORUS
Board of Conciliation Hold Last Meeting and all Present Hand
out   Bouquets
The Ledger published the first authentic' report of the vote taken
by the ' various uuions ' a
week ago Thursday in its last Sat-
iilay issue. Much speculation waa
indulged in ft oiu the time the ' vote
was taken  until  it was announced.
A-., the different locals were situated over a large area, the task oi collecting the ballots and verifyiug the
returns took some time.
A'l sorts of rumors were atloat as
to wh) tbe new contract was not
signed at once, but this was not dure
sooner because it could not be done.
until all the returns were in and all.
the  ollicers  necessary   to  sign    were
(back'ia   Fernie.   Mr.   Pattersou    had
! to travel from , Baukbead, and. did
nor.    arrive until     Sunday morning,
laud Secretary Macdonald .came '.in
Monday. The. board met Monday i»t
>''.a.m., and the agreement was signed p.t noon.    -
The final meetiag of the conciliation
board was held in the drawing room
I of -.li-; Kernie hotel. It was a public
meet ii)).', and meml*er.s of the press
were admitted; Sir William * Mulock
(president^ iteing supported by Messrs.
EdUein,   Parker  and  Smith.   Others
by the miners., Thisvvote was Uken
at all the collieries on May 1, and
the * operators were advised; it tu-
dbrsod the agreement arrivtsd at. In
this result! it will not, tbt-rtforc, Ut
necessary to ask the board bf conciliation to enter upon its labors, thi
parties  be-injj   themselves ' agreeable.
'.'TL- operators desire most rn-
d'ally Ui,,thank the Hon. Sir 'A'in.
Muloik, K.C.M.G., Chief Justice ol
the Exchequer Division* of the High
Couit of Justice of Ontario, for his
response to the call of duty, aad his
sicrifice of personal comfort iu coin-
i,i j so fai to aid in the settlement ot
th:r. d-.spute; and they desire also to
acknowledge the excellent work and
good offices of Mackenzie King, deputy niiiiister of labor, in banuouv/.:
ii.g   -.he outstanding  difficulties."
' Th.s is signed on behalf of all coji
'.rmipaiiies to the pres'in dispute in
thi Western Coal Operatois'*'association by the president .fd secretary.
> l'lis'iJeni Sherman ii. ii "said: '1
have to say, ou behalf of the"* eii-
ployj-ts whom 1 represent, that lliey
api>rove of this agreement, and that
the .same, has l>een signed by us a a
ptoptr'y autliorti/.-od. parties." Mr.
*-'ije'rman     then   thaukeu      Sir    Wnr
lir.-senl included tht: .deputy minister j MuIock ami the board'ior their * ?0oJ.'
ot labcr, Mackeuz-ie King; L. Stock-i „i,;CC!l an(i intentions in the, matter,,
ett, repteseoting tbe Western "Coal js,nJ \;.n'glad to say they had stfiilnl>
Op'rators/., association;   R.   G.   Drin-j th.-, difj.ute   themselves.   He   thought
L.  P.   Eckstein
Mi'ii'ihiM1 nf ('iiiicili.'iiiiiii   lliiiii-il
ment such as '.'Will the 'union label
be grown on thu.body of a,pumpkin
or tLj stem of the vines,'' .etc?
Theitfore,  in order to anticipate  the
,'gi.11. :...,_."n_,  »_..r1... ^1lnu_Ll^|.l. ^ 1 -1 1 ,_ M 1_
-,a'^..-j^,,a—iO—win-mCi '"i-Jn;—I.UJ'JI^Vlll"
be on the skin, or wrapped up"1 and
deposited in tne core of an .v.ipie "' .;r
whtticr it "will"1 l>e borne ' i.j ■ rhe
onion, on its leaf," wc will- sry Icr
snch brainy (?) gentlemen's !nf nutation' that- the,:, laliel - wiH"l'evatt.icheil
to .-.all shihmenis marketeh by , the
\ucrubers' of the society, Also that
every man who-fully realizes ii'id ap
nan, Crow's Nest Pass: Coal com-
pauy*, Ltd.; F, H, Sherman, prtci-
deit District 18 of the U. M. V. of
A.; J. Galvin, vice-president, A. Macdonald, secretary; p. Patterson, Sullivan and Graham.
llrs v ;,v more satis! i-.tory. He also
than'ie.l Muckeuzie Kin_r for his able
servcie's. Had it not been for his in-
tervii.tii s at ,is doubyful whether the
iwa parties would have got together
a* Cii'..^ and as easily as they -'lid.
After the reading of the. minutes of j The agreement, was a fair com >ro-
previo'tis   meeting,   Mr. ■ Stockett ■ mine,   and  lioth  sides  can  give    onl
take ;s they .have in this case   done.
the
madj the following statement to the
hoard': ',''.•''
To  the Hoard ol. Conciliation; and ln-
.'   ' v<".ti(mtjfiij nimQiniiyl »^> ttm'
,  the  disputes    between   the    Coal
ct.mpfinie's  and-their employes in
ihr- Crow's Nest  Pass District cf
liritish Culumbia* and Eastern /\
lxirta:' "
•'On  2iSth   April,   after  some  ne^o-
li.-'.i:on,,',,il became evident that there
were some" points of difference t*twe*n
the  operators  and   miners  which    in
We have every reason tb l*lieve that
the men  will   go   back  to  work ' at
WAS LAID OVER
The meeting ol the city couacll lost
night was aa, adjourned meetiitf Irom
Thursday night.
There wort prtseat Ills Worship the
Mayor and all the Members of the
couacll,
Too minute* ol the four previous
meetings were read and approVeJ.
City Engineer Potter present;* «n
amended plan (or the'sewer system,
which will ]i«raiit of connecting the
nouns* in the park with ths system.
The council accepted the ciuinf e* as
reooMntMided.
City Amumut Nuns piesfated bis
essHMsj-eat roll for the present yur,
which was received,
fire Ckk- PhllUps' report (or the
month of April was read aad adapted,
Cot-adl and Uote wrote, asking (or
the psynuoH oJ nVt hnlsaec nl the
coatrac* ptie* lor the new addition
to list tie hall.   The N|tssnn «nt «*•
prcciiiU.i; the-principles of oirtMiii/.':d !'oint vonference they were unable to
llll or will lie just as cagcrlv (ii; tlir j"'".'"4**. - Al, Mils, stairs. ■• 1li« Anrnty-
lockori for that insignia of f.vi- i '">»>?ter of labor Macken/.le Kiug,
wages and wholesome conditions up- ,le,lt 'I,s t'0o(' °""1C''S to both sides,
on food products as he now i.s when,111"' °" ""' *&* he submitted an
buyibg a'coat, or hat, j agreement which  so harmonized these
,'lhe memebrs of this society have ,ilT<:re"cc's that 'it was "accepted1 -'hy,
taken an exceptional.y broad ami ,a1' J>arlics to the dispute, subject to
Ii'glily con mendable view  of  the lu',- 1tIle ra<'i'>ca"-iou on a referendum vote
n,'-(,ui!;.Yn.   They not only desire to |~ ^r-—--■  ■ .- :i==rz
reip thr linefits of their'labor, but
at the same time appear willing to
permit the other toilers to share in
their prosperity, and to this end
they purpose building districting
stations where the vegetables,, etc.,
from their farms may be"stored, and
purchased at such rates as will In-
:surca (air profit to cover their labors, and thus do away with the c m-
luitsion m«*n and jobbers, w'l.w-ih'cl
mission is, apparently, to keep , the
selrln_.f pricu of tlte producer low nnd
'a- puri-ii tfinr. price *o he co"-..iim.r
high. By these means the fanners
hope to do away with nn element iu
the commercial world that is neither
accessary nor desirable, The effect
would lie something like the foibw-
liffi I.ei us take, for example, ,1 biU-
"1 of apples mjU by the producer ior
pos.1.1 ly 30 cents per bushel on the
trie; "these ap|.|<s are sliipu-d i-, ,1
commission house nnd commission
tn'.n'N fees nddiMl thereto, and when
lh> consumer makes the piiri-lniNu he
wl'l jny in the helghliorlioiwl uf fi »
liihhel. tlieieby InNiriug tlu> jxn>:ii''u
ni ,11'lli-Cl'SMiry fees iiu-kwl on f tin.
M'.iTtii'blc price he iiiiglil to pay, < t.i'
which, if In' did pay direct to the
faraii-r, would benefit Uitli and make
It necessary for the imrnsltvM to earn
on honefct living by producing In-
Htend of extracting.
In ivliirn lor llu* n-i-ofiiiiihin nl' this
liilx'l liy liaJi's unioisi- in ('i-iifiiil, lhe
lariiicr proniii.i's, wlicit jninini' ihe mj«
clely, lli.ii he will 1101 purrlinsi* any
KHniu'iil or iii-iiilf mu miuli' h\- union
labor; thin lie will mu coiiipcii1 wiih
itit'chiinicsor xkilh-d labor, nnd last, hill
i.i'l k.,-,1, 77 ii.i, I,,,., tin j'i,u v ni ini)
iiU'inlvr "I'm labiir '>r.'j:mi/.irion"wlio i--
slrll<iii(| lo minpi.il rcro^niiion of ItH
i-ikIhn iiml si-i-kiiiK nn inipi'ovenu'nt
in liis -.vinkin); loiuiiiioii-,, I,ei ilu1
({ood work ko on,nnd whcnlhi' I'iiiiiiith
lire oi'unniA'.l iiml ilu< member!, of
oiiki liiiiii->i iniiiiii-, msihi upon nm-
di;iMii'{ iln- prodtn-ts of tin* AnuTiciin
Swii'ty of lu.uily, liuiu-si mt'ii will tfi't
llwlr di'stTN"|iml ilu- olhcis will luivi'
lo hiislli*.—Miiic W'orki'is Journal.
li. I*. Eckstein .then made a few re-
meik.^'ojj liehaH of the meii for ths
w.iy Mackenzie King had acted, ' t%-
i.i<.ssir._r' the confidence-of the !:ien
ii> Mr. jKitif, and their satis"i-:iio'i
wh?n thev knew lie was coming .from
the-eisf. 10 nfffr ,'lnii services at, med-
iaio1"- '   ■>
J. L." Parker made similar references-and the Iward then dissolved.
■Tim. ...iwj«* ,_.!„;.a most agreeable
manner what at times threatened "n
be one of the mom disagreeable
contests in the history of this gnat
industrial  district.
Sir William Mulock's speech is re1
produced in full on page four, and ix
well worth reading.
NOTICK TO TIMH1CU   M15N
TlipL(«l»-or imbllslii'sliplow tlm form
of notice which U to Im followed in
pulili.diiii<r Lnncl, nml Timbor notices In
tho futurii iih will Im ueon bv AKHt,
I uml ConiiiuHHioiici- Aniistronjc'*8 luttor
Tlm«i' iuiKtiiili'd forniK hnvu boon miact-
ml nl tin;, liii; yossion ,'i'id camo Into
uffccl 011 tIm* 251 Ii April .All appll
cniils fur hinil nml llmburNhoiilil study,
f.iii'fiilly uiul comply strictl.v lo tlmmi
(l/lllflllOIlM,
CltANHIIOOK  LAND DISTMCT
DlHlrli't of Kontmiay   ,
T/iIji- iioiini tlmt (hill nitimi, inltlalH
mi' not Hiillii'Innl) of occupation
Iwih iipplh'il for pennlMoii In purcliuHc
tlll'fn|l0Hill»lll'Hl'|-|ll('l| lft||ll!>
Cniiiuimicliii; in 11 poet phinlml (UiIh
(Ichi'i'lpUon hIiiiII ho spprovcil bv tho
I'liiiiiiiiHtiiniici'nf   tin-   IMetrict   lirfori*
I'lihllnillon)   tlmui  |o  tht* place
nf niiniiiPiiri'iiH'iti, nnilHliilnir ncriiM
more nr |i-sh,
(ibji'i'tlon iiniKt hu, III111I with tin*
A-'KiMliiiu (.'imiiliNHlnnci- of I.hiiiIh slid
Uoi-kH on or hiirnn» tlm—duv of—.. •
(I hi* ihili' "hull Im itp|i|-iivc'd hv tin*
('ii|iMiili.i.|iiii(.|' nf 1 ho nisii-li't licinrn
pul'llr.-ilWni,
NiiniiMif iipp||i-aiii In full	
Dull. )ivi_
TJMBKIt  NOTIOKS
j\TOTK:K ii. Iieroli.v «lvmi tlmt tlilriv <tsvs
,,i,...i,','}V?J, "'""d to -npiily to Iliu Hun.
'MiniMu Cliief (iiijimiidimiHr nf I.hiuIs hiiiI
works for n Kpccliil llcunsti in rut mul carrv
iiwhv Mmlior fruni tliu fnllowliiK ilo-rrll.t-'il
liuiilh In MJiitli.i'imt. Knot on ny,
No. 1. UnininflnpliiSHt a |msi plantiid In tli*
nortli-wiiit. (ifiriiur of .Ihiiios Kiili'iuior's limlier
i'Hlin,tien<-« imrlh HU pIihIih.. tlimirn west ni
I' IHillh, I llMMCe NOIltll WlltllHilH, I lllilll'll  ,l|ll,t N I
fliafiitt to iiliiciinf IwKlniiliiK,
Charles IViiIiIIh, booatnr
, , , ., , , ilsilH'i Ciirinrnll, Aifsnt
l.'.fiitdil KhI.v 4,1IM17 A IM It
Nu
(.oimnimoiiiK i,t a |io«t jiIhihihI Hli(iut i
pint's wriht nf tlm Kfiiit'iiniv rfvnr, (mi elmliit
nnrlli of tlni IntiTiwillniiiil iMiiin.lsrv, tlisiw*
eiiHt liHi'luilnM, tlimn-ti nurtli 4'i^luilVi'x.ttttincu
■*,*"•* *   "\   <'UHlllS,   DlHIII-K   hOUtll   411 I'lmllll,  III
lilHi'iinriinKfiiiilnir,
'" .[. 0. (Inrilnn, t.naatnr'
,    ,.  , .    ...      Jiiiiuih CKimnni, Aumit
LiicrIiiiI April ft, iisiT a )s.%t
Nu ,1 (^iiiniiiiirlniiiii 11 |iu»t iilmiii'ii 01
1 iiiSiiiitli \Vh«i I'lirimr nf .1.11, Lurk's lluilif
i-uiiii,iiii.iii'« uv.i mii'iniiis; tlivtuc Nniti
tViSi (NN   nv  CA.VAIUA.V   .N(Wl'l'II.WK<l
MINIMI ItKlll'liATIDNS,
i'inil,--C(iiil limit* nmy im iiuk'IismkI hi *1ii
ii;'i-iiriii fur unit cnnl uml I!W lor antliisi'lU
.Sni Miiirn limn nm nut hi ran lis sinjulrtjil by
niiii Imllvl'li'iil iiri'inii|iiiiw, IlnValty Mt llm
iiitii nl Km rum* pur Inn nf a,(mi |niiinj» ilmll
liiMHilliitti'il mi tIm Krn«iiilil|itn,
(^iikiu--A iri'u iiiliiur's eiirlltii-Kt« It unmtml i
ilium iniviiM'iil m mlvHiii'diif yfiimr HttM-ni fnt |
iiiiiiiiIivi'IiihI, iiiiiI lriim«.'<Mi)iltii|'«r stint'in
rnriiniiiiininyiici'iirilliitf ti> capital.
A friiit mliiitr, liavliiKillkiuiviirsil ni'nsrsl In
I .Im «-,nmy l«M'ntf ,i i-lnlm 1,9m x |,!!iii hot.
Tlu< fen fm- iiirnrilliiK iii'litllil Is (9.
At ImiHt »li«iiniul liHiiS|H,iiilinl nn IliscUlm
mull >«.nr nr |ml( In t|i» rniiitliit rtrurilv tn
... « U,.|r,.i, V, i,rs f.ili Inka l.nli «x\i«Uii«>i ul
luil'i, III* lixwliir nmy, ii|.uii IihvIiik k turvsy
miuli', hihI ii|»iti coniiilylinr with ntlmr rs»
i|iilri>iiiiint»,|iiiri'liHSu th* latnlsttl mi sent,
Tlio fiirnii'is in Allu-ria nrc or^iinix-
iii),' bruiK-lit'.i ol lln- Aiiu-rii-iiii Socicly
of ICijuity and tln*>i* sivk'iif*. will lu- of
Kii*itl M-rxii'i* 10 ilu- mint* wmki'rs and
oilier liihor iinioiis, \\\< mny vs|v«*t to
«>ee luilliT mul i-«i*n ami ollnr priidiirt**
of llie AIIhtIii f.inm-r hcarin.,' the l-iliel
on sail* lion* in l-Vrni.' ;uul dcali-rs 11 nil
roiutinier* u-ill have lo maU-f nolo of
tliose lalu-U.
# The L*. M. W. of A., Disi. 18, nrc
In full .ii-roril with thiv niovi'iiirnt un
tin* nan of the fnrim*r and will ('ive il
Ml the aid in their po*cr,
my
lit' pHlttnt |irnv|ili'» fnr tlm |i»yiiisnt nf n
ulty nf 2't |ntrr-i-nl nn His shIsi,
Pi.aci'Ii mining claims «*intr»llj- *r« lit.t rest
H'lUiirn; sntrv funtfi rmiew»liln,vii«rly,
A (ruti iiiliior nmy nbtsin two l««tst to
ilrml«f fur irolitnfllv* miltst>si'h for s tsrm nf
»»(iiily stfHtm, rinniwiklilii nl (tin ilinrnllim nf
Ini MliilHlur nl lliii luturlnr,
Thi' loiicii «lisll lisit siIroilitH In ntisrstlriii
^irliin mm Hiinunn Irom tint lists nf tlit Isssa
fur iui'Ii llm mlluv lUliUl vlniwrsuumii fur
i-Mi'li milv nf rlvsr lekisil. Ituysltysttbs
rule nl t'j \» n-t-tit rtillrci*'! nn tli«iiai|int sf>
Icr ll ilrm-dn »|ll/(l|
w. w. coutv.
DetMity MlnUUr est U_g Issteeint.   |
N.  P^UMpti^wf ■AsflliTipfiifj  ei
Uiti tidvatUituuat wiU tutA- W mosi
lor,
TIMBER   NOTIOKS
JWOTICK   Ih l,„r(,l,,v Kivi'ii thut'«) ilny- sfffr
r .. .''V-'i1 l,l,,'M'' '""I'l'I.V t'l tlm Mini. Chlsf
( nminlsj iiimr nf l.iimls nml W'nrks, fm s
MiiyliU lli'iiiiM. ti, .-nt nml i'ttrry H«ny tlml>sr
i". '1" lilll,'*l"i»dphi'rll'»il liimls Miiiiiic.l In
Mill Hi KhkI   Kimti'tisy,
I nn CrsMk. Blinni s iiiIIi.k nnrlli wsst of A.
JlHi'liniiBHlI'M |.imt i,lHntVi| (II| ,|,„ j.;,,,, „r
l.iiki. 011 Kiirtwul 1 :ri-t<Ic. ihwin. Ki rhsin.
Soil-Ill I tlliillii- WIkIinIiih Knot 1 HOi'luilim North
fii'iniiiihwiist in fiiiii'itiiri<iiiii'n,,iii',,|i,ii|lt,
l.ni-Httiil April 4, iisi;,   A,.ysililiiHiiii,|,is>iitor
It- KIkiiiIiih, Assllt
N;i 2  Comiiikiii'Inu nt a i,i„| |ilni|li„| im th*
iiotlli wiivi i-nrniT nf A. Miillili'iiniH tlmlisr
r-!ii|in  llii,|,.'i.  Kiist   kj| i'liiilii.;  t\mir*   ,,u,t|,
«,.l'ii i'!,,i V""1'''' .W""1 H" ''•"•III* I HiWli's
S.111II1 X"i'Iin   is |n pltit'i.Mf ,.,i|,iN„.|1(.Hl,u,,tl
liiii'itti'il Aplll  l.pai; ,J, |J. |.„„i._ |,,„'»|„r
It   Kli-mfmf,  Atfflil
011
sr
2' Hh^l'l   i,,,',l''-*" l":",,, '.•*' '••i»l'V-i"r tfienre
•••mill Mi'liHiiii in iiliii-c nf I'liiiiini'iii'tniiiiii,
Im-nti-l April 4, Il«i7,     ll  .1. Dlgliy, |,ni>stm
XX, VIclliliiK, Afrlii
.i^'L4 ''■■I'U'H'iiPlnii al 11 pout plsnti.il nn
• li* Hiiiilh Xittsi vurnut nf (I ,1. IMvliv's tlmliur
pliilin.iliiini'MNimtliiti hIihIiis 1 tlism-s W*«t
*i *• 111 ni Mlii'iirii North mi chiilm. \ llmiii-ii Kant
yi-liHliin tnplni'u .   rnniTniiiif-41i114.il*..
I «'"il April 4, |isi7, ,1, ||. |,o,.k, r.onstor
H, l*!,,i.,'„» ,\„*„i
No ft. Commiii\i»ln« st « put iilnvilfil tin
Hmiinthoathni Kpn»t. plmiio,! on thu Nnrlli.
l-,ii»i iMirunr of J || l.oi'k'i, MmUr rUlm
tliHiii'.i Sfiuili hi rhslns r IIihick \\ »»l ho
'InilOi Mlinin-noilli »*i.-|,i,|,w; llim.v K«.i
kicli 11 llm i In plsi's of I'liminmii'timiiiit.
liiH<lilti.| April 4, Ymi,       C. .1, IhkIiv, lionslor
it, i-'iiiinimc, Aesiit
ilntNorili mhi roiiinriift' ,1 l»iiili.y'« Hmlwr
i'liilm, tlitiiit'H Smiili mhi'IihIiih! tht-hctt Kttt in
'IikIiii; II1M11D noilli tiiliK.iu ; tlminu Wtit
Nili'lisitiNi lo pUinol comiiii'iirnmniit,
bis-utfil April 4, vm7, A. Utithli'soti, hmstor
11 ^-l It- Kli'ininif,  Aifsiit
NOTICK
H» 111o.l 'IVmlsrs will I* i*i-«ivnl l>r tli* tin
ilrr<ltfin<il lip tn4 p 111 i.n Uhv ■'. li«'J for th«
lulnttii*nl Kirs Jlsll suit citv fittii'sn, si-cotil.
iii*tn»|.<irllii-»tliuii(oii I.Wi. In tli* CllyClsrit'*
nlflrs,
I. W. Ness
•"■iy Wurli
U»y 1. i»u7.
Wlsvtrds lishum mtm hy npidoM.
mmmmttmmtmmmmmmmmttmmmmmmmoimM
ADVRBYISH IN  TFIR  UiUOrtn
Uburd'i
YiUoi.
Unltuenl     I.utsibennsn's
i H'im*> :;/^7777^,
PERNtl LEDGER,,   FERN I.fi' B.C., MAY nK 1907,'
The Fernie Ledger
$2 a Yesrin Advance
Usned evory Saturday   from   thu Office  of
Publication, ToaiBloolr. Victoria Ave.;   ■
f        Feruie, British Columbia. .
•7;f."   - -  "  - *  ';  -y7" ■ ' *'->'
All chaneeslif aila. must be iu as follows:—
Pages 2 and 5,2 p. in. Tuesday ; pages a and 4,
2 p. m Thursday, and ptfga fl, "2 ■ p. m -Friday.
We will be unable to insure .-change aniens
this rule is complied with.'
armed troopt being prepared io* deal
with you liy .force has been a    three
weeks'  stnte' without  a single arrest'
"by an'-ordinary   - policeman .'in    the
whole'-district	
.,.- No more' quiet oi*f peaceable . community could ha%'.c been found anywhere than was rtlhis district    during
witiout the approval .oL the uuion.
jit might be possible for a private
strike order to be promulgated so
that the men in quitting work would
not be liable for the penalties pro-'
vided by the new legislation. This,
certainly," is a possibility. **Why did
lhc miners  agree to a board of" con-
the",time'.'hat "thousands bf idle mm- tciliation, if ■ they ,intended   to  strike
ers.waited patiently   for  a-peaceable
"„„„„.,i(.i   but honorable settlement of the con-
iiesul, Advertising  li osnts per uonpariel , •  , . ,   - ... ,
lineiirst insertion,Scents per line each suuse- hroversy * «• hich   was  tp  decide  unttev
squent insertion.
^".Bate's for contract advertising
o*-*2 t _a  .m ..r l.ltA.,,lAn   Ta.I.
0ttpUca.l what, conditions and  at  what  wages
Ition "rt"office"o"f"pubi.Ication, Todd Block.
d. v.uorr.
Editor;
they  were  to return  to  the   task bf
K. O; MARSHALL,      1 producing fuel'for a  public which;, in
Business JianaKe.j lhe past) has not_ taken too_much'in-
"SATUKDAY, MAY 11, 1907-
THE RESULTS, AND LESSONS OF
THE    CONTROVERSY: '
7  r' »j   '  *- *■
__ Now . that  the'" long  drawn-out   ne-
"'" Jotiations' which   drew 'their'*   weary
"way along, from early March to early
"May,   and  reaching , from Fernie '" tb
* Calgary* and  back  again',   have"   cul-
'"miiiated in a peaceful solution' of,the
labor question,  which  is to last two
" years,  it may lie profitable to, look
at'the results with'an eye single' to
the.object of getting wisdom and forgetting    ehe     bitterness    and    strife
through  which   these objects have l>eeii
7 attained.
Invanother part of this issue    will
''be found the "new agreement ■ as finally signed,  sealed  and  delivered.
I'iom a 'careful study of - its provisions it will bo learned that the
miners_ and other laborers have in no
instance had,-prevailing rates 'of
wages reduced, and that-in many instances substantr-il ' increases have
been obtained     "      -" '7
Theee' increases  are   to   those    who
have  been  receiving   the  lowest- rates
"of day  wages, .and in  that way   the
process  of, bringing   the    wage    scale
lerest" in the iran who daily toils -aiid
riski his lite to keep that public
wann. „
, It   would    be' too  much  to  expect
that every  man    in  an organization
numbering   in    its   membership   3,500
souls  should  be     satisfied  with  any
settlement  that gould lie arrived   at, -
and  that' some  will   not lie satisfied
with- this new agreement was a foregone conclusion    Bui that the officers
Fand district'board .of District 18 have
labored  diligently  and   faithfully ' for
the  liest  possible  results  will  gradually  dawn   upon „th(*   intelligence ■  of
every    fair-minded ,   manj .' and - the
peace ' that' comes,    with  prosperity
will  rule-in  the various cams of the
district. ,
Why do they „''quit work" ■>when they
have    agre-^Q    to     the    arbitration?
Why do  the employers^ disturb   - the
status quo by posting wage reduction
notices?   The whole basis of the labor law rests on the assumption that
the employers and the- trades   unionists  of  this     country  arc  hbhorablc=
men     whose object  is. -peace, rather
than  war,   if  peace" is possible,     aiul
whose word can be accepted at   face
\alue.   In   this .assumption   the    law
is generally correct.   In the main the
Inlbor organizations of Canada cannot
le fairly attacked.   They  are directe,!
by   moderate,    . careful,   conservative
men,  whose so'ie  eflori  is  to    secure
proper  treatment    for  labor  without
calling up nil the enmities, hardships
and economic waste of a strike.,With
such    men  the government    can -■ do
much   in  arranging   arbitrations    aiul
the  gn-ed      and   rapacity,   of < certain
slibrt-sijrhlcd '' employers 'can  lie    effectively   checked.   Bui ^ the-    Western.
Feheration of Miners is  an  internal-
Mine Workers' cl . America'; . Distriot
iS, and the association-.' of-western
coal -iiperatorsYv.ho'i.were the •.parties
rtiiectly  concerned* " . "'   ■   '   -.,
. We call attention 10-this, error, on
the-part-, of a prominent-and widely
ic;vd, eastern " pepei- to show how
easily misleading statements can get
abroad arid .7 increase",. rather than
dtiniiiish; thi.'.trbuliles,"-which *inevit-
ablyf arise l'Hitwcen".employer, and employed! '    ' ' ."-■ ».-   '    ' '
,- '——o^—r—-. *
The  Agreement.
■ »~i~ na ^i
The  louj  contest brought out    the   ional body  of a different spirit
fact that operators wise as they may
l*e' and possessed o" much experience,
are as liable to make serious mistakes as arc the* mine workers.
That as a.-body the operators desire to meet thi' men as far' as possible can not be denied, but' that one
.or two in n body'..of eight or ten can
cause as much trruble as one or two
hundrexlni'ner.s in a body of two or
three thousand, las also been demonstrated.
That   the  councils  of   the  majority
......     . in   both/cases  contains   the    ereatcr
nearer to an equitable basis has been .\       .    \                                h
.:            __  ,       '                    ' 1 wisdom  is also apparent. ."   '
inaugurated "
It   is hereby .agreed"" between the
Western;/ Coal   Operators'   association
consisting of  the' Pacific  Coal   Co.,
l.td.y-tlie'.K,   \V. McNeill. Co.;  Ltd.',
the .:. Breckeuridge-I,iind     Coal - Co.,',
l.td.','  Uic  West   Canadian   'Collieries,
Ltd.,   the    Canadian-American'   Coal
&   Coke' Co.,- Ltd.,   the  International
Coal & '.'Coke- Co.,  Ltd.,    and-the
Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co., Ltd.)' of
tht one part',  nnd the employees"  of
th:; said companies," as-represented'by
by   the- United \Miii,: Workers  bf 'America,   District  No.   iS,  on ^ tlie other
p;Tt"   lhat   the     agreements ^existing
prior to April I,  1^07. respecting general   provisions .and   scales  bf      con^
tract prici-s> and wages shall    govern
the parties'  lK-rcto 'for  the period , ol
H   two'-years,-      commencing    April   ij
NOTICE,TO. TIMBER  MEN
The Ledger publishes below the form
of notice ".'which is* tip*,be followed in
publishing Land and Timber notices in1
the.future as will.be seen by Asst.
Land Commissioner Armstrong's letter
These.amended forms have bwnenact^-
ed at the late session and came into
effect on'the 2oth,'April •, All. appli'
cants for laud and timber should 'study
carefully and comply strictly, to these
emulation's. '      ' "\'''
CRApROOK.LAND DISTRICT;  '
District-.of Koptenay •.    ,.'
,  Take' notice: that (full name, initials
are not sufficient) of occupation
has applied foivpermissio^,,tq purchase
the followiii'r described land. .     " I-
Commencing,.nt a post planted (this
description!rIhi11 ba approved'by the I
Coinmissioner of   the -District   before v
publication)  whence tp. the place
of commencement, containing acri's
move or less.
. Objection ' must be filed with the
As>i-tiint Commissioner of Lands-end
Works 011,01* before, the—,day:of—;—'
(This dat'o >lni!l "ho approved, by th_e
Comniissioiier of the District before
publication.''     .  ■       '.. "l|;''-' ,"' ,
Natnenf (uiidicnnl in full —
Dnte 100-
The Housewife's Delight
Is a Gup of Delicious and Refreshing
seems to pmlcr wur to peace; and it ] **>7. and ending March 31, 1909, m
would In quite in accord with the :»*" tnr as the same may not be mod-
histon* of this concern for it, secret- ItM'   or    aficct<?l!    b>'    the . ,pr<,VI?"
It must be l/i.-rnein mind that this
is the l"-st setlllirient ever reached
after a cessation of .work and a prolonged contest '-■ in which any sub-'
stantial gain in rates of wages or
other conditions have been gained by
the  men   in  this  district.     Ia  other
•   "struggles  the,men  have suffered   loss
of ti'ine and' gained   nothing  in   rates
■>'of wages,  aiid  in some instances lost
iu hours of labor.
This time an advance iii ■ wages
has been secured t<. all outside .men,
and those working at the lowest
rates on - [aside work have secured a
.siilsslapitiial increase. The' •d-nHvers
have had ihcir wages advanced from
?i.8o in the beginning to $2.25 under
iM€\ OrrflMiMlMIT IIIU + ^1 *-i"iirj}j^ &~.m, 	
 >«&w—w.^kvt.iit'tiui,—ji»*n.—ai »,4 » \.-vi—»■• ■-'—_—^-
The day men have secured iucreascs.-
• which "amount to 50 cents per, day.
as a result of*" thu last two.:, agree-
mtats arrived at under the present district organization. From J1.75 p'er
day, which these /outside men " were
paid two years ago they have raised
the scale lo $2.25, half of which was
obtained _ under the agreement signed
Monday. Aside from these . increases,
an additional increase of 5 per cent.
011 the old scale ha.*' been added. Xo
reduction 'in ai:y line of la-bor was
made.   „   ,
At Canmore a 2 pci cent, reduction,
which had always been taken from
the men's wages b> the company for
mine expenses; has been abolished,
which makes a - total increase of 7
per cent, nt  thai camp.
In alt cases" where higher wages
were lieing paid than the old. schedule, named, the higher rate is to lie
madi' iiermnnent,,. It will be seen
that a vciy material betterment as
to wages lias been secured in all the
lower-paid lines of lalwr, and not a,
single reduction has U-en made iii
any  class of labor.
But the wage scale, while a most
important item to the,worker, is not
nil that, is to b". considered; many'
improvements havi- lieeu made in
other directions, Improvements calculated to lessen the possibility of 111 is-
nnderitiiud'ngs and consequent stoppage of work One of the most important of these is the cstablislunent
of un Indepeniltnl board of arbitration, which is to determine tlte rate
of" wagc# to Im* pain for now work
which may nnt conic within the
scope of ndopted schedule!',
The definite promise of n member
of the Alberta government made
ill reel ly 'lo the millers in a public
meeting held hern, and whicli was
confirmed by 11 telegram from tlu*
premier of linn province that nn
fight hour butik-tr-lmnk law would
be enacted at tlie next session of tin*
provincial legihiuttirc, is another
most Important ,-nin for whicli provision luu been made 111 thu new
agrevtiiBiit,
All these, thlnj*""* Itnvi* been gained
by organi'od labor, and it i*. pretty
safe to ,iay thnt not a single gain
would have'Ih'cii scored without or-
gani/ntinit.
lhe leason to. the mcml-m of Disci ia ',s, V. 3f„ W of A,, contained
ill these results i>, ihjs: "Unity of
action an-l loyalu t0 tiw organization h the tine great force yon have
to .rely tsyoH."
Viihati-V'-r your diMtstaions nnd dil-
ferences ni to |>oll«y nnd procedure
may be, Ut no dillerences or personal likes or dlBlil»i"*j swerve your taction
ns a body froin its proper course, Hy
presenting a .united front to yourop-
pnnsnls in ihli fnti-it rnnlrst, you
have made your first sucomful fight
for your rfgn't-*.
You have, by your moderation,
under trying elrtumsUncrt and conditions, won the confidence of the
< puUlc nnd the respect ol your etn-
;loy*rs to a d*jr»e iwer l*fore at-
"»"*■**.
Yotir sJiiwer tc the senMlens prat*
tie of n fraction nl Uw prtea   about
After all has been said, the greatest gain which has been made is the
thorough demonstration of the fact
that you can nol gain and retain the
confidence of an\ body of men, large
or small, by pietiuding friendship to'
iliem aiid their organi/a-tioii while
you are constantly engaged in a still
hunt along sleuth-hound lines to keep
tab on -what is-.none of your business:
Operators iut*l their companies have
a perfect right lo arrange the details
of their business without l>ein'g spied
upon by«a«y ono. and mine workers
will nuver view ,° with approval any
attempt to. avoid the' same..methods
''■s" applied  to  their  organization.
It looks to.,the Ledger .as though
this last settlement has been the
means-of"layinp~the foundation FoF
complete confidence' between employer
and employee, and from that confidence will'giow stability of conditions.
To the.miner,  the operator'and the
public,   chis means much,  very much.
Xf also, mentis very much, to the peo-'
pie of FtTnie;
. The  confidence  which' bids  fair    to
bfi-rwtnrmt   Ul,„>u>    tl.c   luinua' • ail-U
ojierators will, in a-lf probability,
spread to the conditions which have
prevailed between' the city of Fernie
and the management ot the coal com.
pany, - and . greatly improve those'
strained relations, which have caused
much trouble' in "lhe past.
, , '    o—    ■■'
h   or otherwise, ., to order a strike,
even if such an order meant repudiation of a previous agreement.   I^et it
lie.understood  he-re, that  wc have  no
objection  to a strike as  a last    resort,-.this  being   the  weapon  of self-
defence wlikii  al'.  unionists , have    in.
reserve.     .Hut     we   contend'"  that   if
workmen  agreed   to  arbitration,   they
are'not giving the country "a.square
deal"   by  repudiating ' that    contract,
whether    made  with '   employers    or
with  the go\einmvnt.' .   The men  di-i
leaving their work and-a coal famine
is already in sight.   It is   said  that
a large factory  in  Calgary,, has l>een
forced to close down, ^and unless the
men  go  back  to     work  immediately
the railroads will      have no    motive
]-ower,   and  within-ten-days  not      a
wheel will  turn  between Winnipeg,and
the  Coast.   That is an  appalling situation,   and   demands   special   consideration to lind a remedy. , We. are not
disposed, to  l>elieve  that   the    miners
are wholly  to_. blame in  this dispute.
Coal" operators   in   the  west' are    undoubtedly      anxious',   like . their    colleagues in . the east,  to get as    much
as  possible by  paying     as little    as
possible.   But  one of the  questions   in
dispute—is^the    recognition   ■oi"tiW
union. "' ,    ''
ions of this agreement,- it being understood and agreed that, the parties
thereto will meet in conference ;,6o
clays prior to the expiration of this
agreement lo discuss _ a renewal thereof •,      ,nj '.
This agreeniai*-. covers all 'the mines
coks ovens and outside plants operated by the companies and all .persons accepting'employment' at these
mines agree to-.be'governed by" the'
following  rules  and  regulations:
SETTLEMENT     OF    I.OCAJ,    AND
-';     GENE11A1'' DISPUTES.
(a) In case any disputes or grievances arise under this agreement or
anv local agreement. made in connection therewith, whether tlie dispute, or grievance is claimed to have
arisen'by tlu* comr.any-_.or any .person or persons employed or by the
men' as a whole, then- the parties
shall endeavor to settle ..the matter as
hereinafter .provided. But before any
grievances or disputes shall be • sub-L
mitted, to. the pit committee," the person -or persons affected shall endeavor by personal application to the
nit, boss to--settle the'.matter, and in
tlie event-of-them agreeing, their de-
cision  shall  be .final      .-      -.-  '     ■
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A full.line of waders, nets, lines, and  all tlie  requi-
"   sites  for   fiver, fishing.   '       *'"„■■'
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We Have now received a delayed shipment of fishing
tackli* and„you will find it the
best obtainable in town.' N We
have flies, that are fly and tha
no fish can withstand. We
are, quoting these at a, very
reasonable price ' and we can
show you the best.
Fernie
r
Store
B UI_LiETj"I N
T0ROMT0 NKWvS TAUCS,
.Seven companies operate coal mines
in Western Canada. For some time
they have lieeu at odds with their
workmen, over wage schedules and
recognition of the union. Recently,
however, the cleavage liecnmc wider,
nnd, it was evident thnt a great
strike,was. in contemplation, Both
men and operators turned to the department of labor and made nominations to a proposed board of conciliation, which nominations have been
approved by Mr. Lemieux, the minister in charge. There wns every
prospect that -the recent legislation
would withstand the first important
test to.which it would be subjected.
Hut in snite of thn fact that * lie-
men had concurred in the appointment of -i. board of conciliation and
had noiiiiiiiited Mr. I,. 1'. Kckslein,
barrister, of I'ernie, as their representative _oii thnt body, they arc creating a new condition by quitting
work by hundreds. A referendum has
I ••11 taken and thv vole was almosl
iiiMinimoimly favorable to n strike.
Mill tn strike lus been declared by
the union; the nun arc simply ccau-
ing work. The reason they give is
ll'ai Xlw opi-ratt i-, have taken n v.-rv
|i«'Ctilhir, evi-n vxtruordlnuvy, position, by posting no tiers antioinuiiig a
iwliictinn of wngfi; on May 10II1.
Tills, the men Iwlleve, is one way
whereby ihe ujiiipanicii can cre.itj
legal diflieiiltles and make the in»(\ulry
a larce, Tlie department of labor
lias attempted lo counteract this impression, but in spite ol the -insurance thnf tho onmiMlK'-lnn vM.j 1 (
strlctlv Impartial, the rtiwrtlon ol
lite mines continues. It Is not "m-
piolinblc that the result will ha a
co-il famine of serious proportions,
Meml-«rs of the Western Federation
of   Mlnm.   lhc   (*nlnrii«ln   Wwtv   „'li!f-1,
governs most nf the mining lalior in
Weit« rn Canada, do not generally act
M/mird's /.inimmt Co", Mmltwl
Dear Slm.-Your MIN'AKDiS   I.IN'-
IMIvN'T i>. oui rutuedy Im tn>u
thro.it, colds nnd all ordinary ailment*..
ft never fails to relieve   and   cure
promptly.
CHA8I.KS WHOOTKN'.
Port itiilnr*vi.
Four, years ago  the royal  commission   designated   to    investigate ' the
general   strike  against   the   Canadian
Pacific railway  had occasion- to refer'
in  none  too  flattering  terms,, to' the
Western Federation  of     Miners,      to
which many of (he miners of Western
Canada  bclonir-  Thev said: .'.'This is
r,n'ot a labor union at all, but a sec-'
ret    political    party." ■    Mr.   W.   I,.
Mackenzie Ming,  how  deputy  minister of labor,  was secretary    of    that
commission, and certainly  is familiar
with the vagaries of that interesting
body.   It is questionable if   even ho
would    force "recognition"    by    the
wt-stern operators of a union so violent and anarchistic as this.
■ Moreover, during     the strikes     at
Union  and  I,adysmith  in   1903',   • lhe
central   organization  of  this     union
did not contribute more than a mere
trille to the support of the'1 destitute
families of the men,   In view of these
facts  it is extraordinary    that    the
Western Federation of  Miners should
Have any hold iu the wes*t when the
miners have letter   protection     aud
more   rca|>cclnhl«  associates    in    the
United Mine Workers of America.   It
was suggested by the cominiision ol
1903  that the Wentern  Federation  ol
Mln.'rs should  be declared an  illegal
body by the parlintntnt of   Canada
Certainly    its     offensive  Soci'-nlism,
which is, close" to anarchy,    and   its
constant resort lo, force, might mako
Mich action advisable,   Governor Pea-
body, of Colorado,  refers to the Federation ns a     criminal organization,
und saya that iir the first ton yean,
of Its existence li cniiHOd cuhIi    out-
l.i.y lor llie militia of over Ja.oon.nou
Hut,   though   we  may  denounce   the
Fed.-r.itioii und bliimc the niinsrs for
nut   observing  tlu-ir iiiipjinl cniitrnct
to iiiliitrntv,  though  we may    cmii-
plaiii   of  thu    opera tors   for   iuli-rfcr-
''li'i-  iu  cutting  wages at  this  lime,
ilii- eviltral (not  is lhat  a ami  famine in a rciil and    imiiiimni   d,nigei-.
Industry   will   cense,   coiiuuertv     will
!«■" -it   .1   .stiiiulstill,  ami  hundreds 01
imioivnt  , l0|.U-   will   Miffer,     In    lln-
iiie.iiitinic  Deputy  .Miniver King  has
'i   tangle  before  him   which   it _   will
'nke all     his iiitelHgeiice,  tnel"   nnd
I'lH'SSi!   to  mirnvel.-Tnrnnin  News.
Well, Mr. Kin--, will, ih.- ....vi'-.l.au*,
of mimy othcr-i, interested on both
Hides of the controversy, and nl
eminent people who were interest-..!
only from a public point of view,
has     sticcw-di'tl       li,   u-i 1:, ,1
 r.""f. i.^*.
t.ingle before him, and now the very
able deputy minintei Ijvoiild l*e doing
iiriotlier public service of great value
H he would undertake to corn-rt the
apparent error into which the Toronto Xcu-i ha» fallen when it getti ■<•
miiddlod uj) ns to who Is who out
west,
The 1,,-n;; article u-Jiich we reproduce above cltnr.y ahown that even
*) wideawake n paper as the Xew»
g«U loat in the vastntM ,of" the
vtut tometitnt«
Tne  Wwtcni  redaatCoa o( lliucu
h*d nothing at all tn do with   tht     Minardi
laU cnutroveMy    It  wu* the TJnlt<*d Krfend.
!b) In .case, of any local .dispute
arising in-any mine, and failure to
agree between the.' pit boss and . any
omployee, ;the pit committee and mine'
superintendent shall endeavor to . settle ■ the matter, and - if , they • agree
their decision .shall'be filial.,■*
(c) In  the event, of, the failure   of
the-pit.committee 0. and    the   mine'
«i,1,..ritiiot.<]s-iii "ur-hcidi:  any.,dispute"
so  referred  to  them,  as well'as   in
the eveut of  any- other dispute aris-,
ing,  the matter in dispute , shall • be
refcired. to  ths general    superintendent , or general, manager- of tlie   com-
piiny and,the officers of Distriot   No.
kS,  u, m. W. 01 A., for settlement,
and if thci*, agree their decision • shall
lie final.   Shoub]  they,fail ,to   agree
it shall'be referred to a joint   com-
iiiittee, ,snid coiuniittcc to be   made
up of three opeiators appointed , by
lhe   Western Coal   Operator's1'-Association,   and  three    minors,  appointed
by District No.,18, of thcU. M. Wf
of A,, for settlement,   If ,thcy   agree
their decision shnll be binding   upon
both parlies,   A  majority of the full
committee nuisi vote in favor of any
action before it .c'011 be declared   carried.   In the event of a failure     to
a;.-r,:i',   the  committee  shall   endeavor
to  select • un   Ind^piindqnt   clujlnn'nii,
nud failing "to agree   upon an   independent,   i-liaiiinnu,   the   minister   of
labor shall be asked to   appoint such
chalniiiiii.   Tho decision of the.   coin-
tuiitei"'llm:; nuisiitilled'shall be binding upon  both pnrlies. '    The   joint
crmiiiiitU'i-       when    necessary,    shall
meet oii the .second Monday   of each
mouth,-
"ll In tli- in < ni imc and lu all
case-, while disputes are being inv»js-
tij-nt.d and setili-d, ihe miners, mine
laborers mid an oilier purtivii involv-
.d must l-nlititiik- in work pending in-
vesication uml until final deciiilon
h.is l.t*-ti ie.uhi«il. but where miner or
mini-is, iniin- htlorci or tiiitic labor-
i-ts has or hnvB been (liscnargcd by
the ii'inpiny; lie n:* they shnll not
Hill-nil ih tin- vinplny of the company
wliili* bis nr their cause is being In-
ustignusl nnd Hvttk-d. H a claim lie
iiiiiiIv wnhin liv,« days where a man
ni 1 mil hns or lmve been unjustly "•.
iliiirgi-h, tli,- cise slntll be deal, *. ,
according in Hum article, nnd if it is
proven th'ii lu- «»r they have Ivecn
i!iiiiisih dealt with, he or thev shall
be i-ei[,istii.l' d. If claim * is' made for
-.oiitjiciiH.unin nr'time lost in' cases
when- teinsiatiini-nt has followed, it
sfnll l.i- Kfi 10 tin. joint committee
In decidi' wli.it nnmiini, if any, is to
lep.ild.
toi Anv bir.n'i ol the ngrcmnwit
'y ativ of the partita thereto Is not
to void the sil-1 agnetnent, but same
I'i li. t*<,ntiniii; in fnll force 'and effect.
It is not ii'it-iuhd, however, by this
siibs'ction to abridge the right of
live i-.,v„ t'.'- -.,v,.inil vvot'A after fin.v.1
M:tilnnnt ,is htn-it! provided If "any
■i|*irtii,i '>t n)>t»ntiirs refuMs to I*
bouii'r by any dicislon given against
him or ilu-m undtr tills artitle.
Express and Baggage Transfer
Dmyiiijfr of uli kinds   done promptly.
Telephone 57 or call a driver
Oflk-e :   Northern Hotel, Fernie, B. C.
Fd-4»
Green
House>...
(WEST   FERNIE)
10 "1
Vegetable Plants and Rhubarb
Root*      '
.Cauliflower per j00 $1.50
Cabbiifji' plants per 100     50c
Rhubarb Roots per dozen  1.50
EQQS FOR SEJTINO
First cross, Minnrcu.Anduluslon
Per Setting, $1.00
JOHN  McLACHLAN, PROP.
Pd-40
Agents
doe$ 3fob poffta little neater
and better tfyai^ahp other office
in fernie ■** and pou get tlje
Wtioti Xabel
Zet m prove it to pou
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I.inirtitttt     T.ntnhennan's
In every live town in the
„district "wc want apents
f>< Thi* Ledger. We
pay (iberai commissions
to ({ood, live men on
nds., subscriptions and
job work aent into this
ofikCtt. Get \\\ on tl*»ii>.
Address.
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vi^fm
Fore and Aft
and if you do your garden' the
same way you will have ! a good
showing. We have a good showing of -,
Garden  Tools, Garden   Hose,
Lawn Mowers, Etc.
ji
Screen Doors,Screen Windows
Jv D, Quail
Hai;d^Ta^e and Furniture
BuAineK» Manager
Ledger,   Fernie, IS. C.
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with every dollar's worth of Tackle purchased at
The Palace Drugstore
N, B« Our stock is complete, well bought and well
assorted. Outside stores can get their supplies from
ut to advantage. w
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FERNIE LEDGER,    FERNIE, B.C., MAY 11,-1907
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UNDERWATER
Takes a Gompanyyto do this and then
They must own the Wafcer-'-F-er-
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\lNG   COAL "UNDER WATER.
-   [it   1902,,- tbe  Western  Electric
'    \t\Chicago,  111.,  alter caretully
"jsfigating   the question  of  uncer-
J-'coal supply due to strikes    and
7,,-er "conditions  beyond   its  control,
/ecided   to provide   for  storage  of   n
considerable amount of  fuel.
! As . experiences  with    coal -.bunkers
li "the Clinton     street plant showed
",'ery   clearly   that  the  Illinois    coal,
iised by the company when stored in
ordinary  bins :   exposed  to  the    air,
>-uffered'very materially    irom   spontaneous  combustion,   it   was  decided
ito dig a hole in the ground   at    the
;.l'olk street,plant and store a   large
quantity oi coal under water..
This  was  carried  out  with  saltis-
factory      results .   inasmuch'    as    no
\iroublc has ever been experienced there
Vita spontaneous combustion.
.When it was decided to provide for
he    storage of a large quantity    of
oal at the new plant at Hawthorn,
li.,    it was     deoided    to follow the
aaae scheme.    Accordingly a    three-
i-ctibn storage pit was decided upon,
'o be built of concrete, covering    a
round "area of about 310x114, feet.
=*The  pit,  constructed,    is arranged.
for. filling with water so as to entirely covci- all the conl that may" be
placed in it.   .,    -.,
Each section is approximately . 15
ltd in depth, iiml the"'whole pit1'has
a • capacity of' approximately; 10,000
tous,. which is kept in reserve ' exclusively  for  emergencies..   ',
Three railroad tracks ore* carried
on arched concrete piers running the
entire length of the pit, thus dividing each ol the three sections o£ ihe-
latter into four equal divisions.
There are also , two railroad tracks,
one on each side outside the pit, running its entire length so that coal
cars may''be emptied into or loaded
from the, storage pits, while ou ary
one of live railroad tracks.
A locomotive crane, fitted with a
grab bucket, is provided for "taking
the coal out of the storage pit and
loading it into the coal cars. -
rNo provision is made for drying
the coal"before use,.as it is believed
that the handling of the coal will result in its being dry enough for all
practical purposes by. the time it
reaches tho boilers.—Mines and
erals.
Min-
PRWrSS FOR ESSAYS,.
|tlr. Fluinirierfelt Offers 'Five Rewards
.for Taper on Industrial Subjects.
drtor Ledger.   .■',■*"•
.Kir,—Some little time ago I   took
lw liberty of addressing, to the press
letter   is   which I propounded  a
sies" of  questions    . and    solicited
iswers t-aessto, the chief object, be-
ig to indues -tine people of    British
olumbia to" carefully examine . into
id thorougtdy acquaint   tliemselves
, ith the vast resources and magiiifi-
-nt possibilities; of. this province.
I .was delighted to  receive 38    relies, all of which indicated thought;
lone gave evidence of wide    knowl-
}dga, while a few showed great care
■|iid   research. -.: The     essay,   signed
Ragiaa,"   which- recenUy" appeaml-
the local papers,   was  considered
|y the committee    entitled    to    tlie
Jrtfe,; and the information contained
> said essay is, is my opinion, so-
valuable that I am distributing copies by    the thousands   all over    the.
"      " c,     * 'i
'English-speaking  world. -
Reeling encouraged with the result
,qi  pay former   letter, I once  more
, v't^l^re to trespass upon' your valuable .sjBJtce to-supplement what   has
[ tlreatjy /"jaw done, in the hope that
many moys persons will become actively und (Joyotcdly interested in the
, below referred ,to subjects, which af-
ylect us all, and are, or should be,
tJbc _petuliur care, of every British C<i-
jm»bi»n. "uet me ask; Mr. Editor,
what out* ,con do to 'emphasize the
(act that Ms ia a most importunl
iiad utomtntoua period in tho "History
!o4 Canada, and mora pwticalarly  in
'.J
resi>ect to British Columblia. Yvont
my viewpoint there are now cast upon the residents of this province burdens and responsibilities greater perhaps than ever . before have been
borne by so small a people numerically,' and if we are to lay the foundation wisely,' . broadly and in
strength, with a view to permanency
and with a justified hope of success,
great care should be exercised by
the government and people to secure
these objects ' so necessary to pro:
vincial progress and growth, and
whicli, if realised, will make this the
banner province of Uie great Dominion of Canada. I believe tbe geographical position, the physical conditions and the varied resources all
indicate that this is tlie ultimate
destiny of our'province.
"— Wiicr"6T^us^Sfa"vc"_a^efiffite~^iicy~to_
propose and. a definite plan for working it out?. Do we know and realize
our cofiiitry or are we - waiting,
IMicawber-likc, for "something ,to
turn iii)?" Are we alive to the situation, or are we drifting as 'straws
on a swiftly-flowing river? Con we
see the, trend of events, or are wc
unwilling to be alert, and do we.refuse to know and see? I-el us study
ourselves, analyze our aims and aspirations, but above all, let us one
and all know our-country, and with'
a loyal, unselfish fidelity to an unalterable fixedness of purpose, which
will .admit of'no modification until
the result is achieved, be insistent iu
season and out of season in assisting
and urging forward'.development of
British Columbia for the -enduring,
never-ending benefit and welfare of
its whole people,
I, for one, Mr, Editor, stand ready,
•to do all ami whatever I con, and
earnestly desire to see many others
equally ready. I appeal to those interested in mining and the timber industry, to lijiancinl and.business men,
professional moa and manufacturers,
labor men nnd capitalists, and in
order to engage the attention of those
who possess1 valuta-hie i-ftforat-ation
whicli should bu made public, I outline Ixslnw seven questions and offer
a pri/.e to the value of $50 each {or
the most complete aaVtwejrs. The
prizes may lie taken iu money, handsome piece of silver suitably engraved, or donated to any ot our public
shipped; kinds and value of present
production; number of persons employed;' average compensation"' re--
Ceived. , '
' Finanoer-Oilieial . statistics show
$54i75°i°oo produced within the province for 1906; tabulate the sources;
what proportion remains in British
Columbia trade channels; estimate
the foreign and' outside capital invested, in the province,' and .interest
and dividends paid oa same. Is the
time opportune in respect of internal
finance to introduce a plan.similar to
that presently obtaining in France.'
Labor and Capital—What practical
course can be' adopted ■ to harmonize
these interests; . is1" co-operation • feasible; if so, suggest a plan of application or some other practical profit-
sharing scheme, bonuses or pensions
based-on service or .otherwise." Would.
a general insurance (life, accident- or
sickness, as in Germany] he favorably received by,,men and corporations; state the underlying cause for
the great unrest and strained ' rela-
lions now existing between labor and
capital, on the American continent.
There.will be no limitations as to
length.- '
Communications *• must be* .signed
or accompanied by the card of ehc
writer. The competition will be open
until the 1st of.July next, and replies may. be addressed to British
Columbia, P. 0. Drawer 690, „Vic-
toria, B. C, witli' memo, on face of
the envelope indicating which question the enclosure is to answer.,
It is my intention ,to secure the cooperation of one or more gentlemen
familiar with the various subjects referred to, to determine the winners
and award the, prizes.
Once more,"' Mr. Editor, I apologize
for trespassing upon your space with
a. .communication of such -length, but
the importance of the subjects must
be my excuse.
A.  C."* FLUJMMERFEI/f.'
Victoria,  B.  C, "24th,April,   1907.
The Ledger wishes to express ■* to
Mr. Flmnmerfelt,. its high appreciation of his most worthy effort in-so
good a cause, and is pleased to give
its space for such a purpose.. Are
there not , some people in this district" who could compete with reasonable hope of winning, one* or more"
of these "pri/.es?.
If-'you try and do not succeed, you
will still have done something to aid
Mr.' Fliimmerfelt in his: effort to improve our great, province.'
A. Cough
Medicine;
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral h» ■
regular cough medicine, a
strong medicine, a doctor's
medicine. Good., for easy
coughs, hard coughs, desperate coughs. If your doctor
endorses it for your case, take
it. If not, don't take it. Never
go contrary to his advice.
A
W* pubUiH, »ur faraal—A
Hers
_     W* kulrt i1«^«l
7_  twa»»nat4imim
W* tua* jtm to
.   MMmMjraor
tartar
The dose of Ayer's Pills is mall, earf
one at bedtime. As a rule, laxative d*s*e
ire better than cathartic doses, For ecu-
stipation, biliousness, dyspepsia, sick-
headaches, they cannot be en-eUed.
Ask your doctor about this.
—-Mad* b j- tha ■*. 0. Aro* C*« 2<mO, mmr*»,
si/e as to relieve the management r.t
any financial embarrassment and, secure to the province an institutisn"
lhe.benefits of which are so appareit
and so necessary...    ,.
HOW'S THIS?        ,0 _
,\Ve offer One, Hundred Dollars Reward for any case of Catarrh that
cannot l>e cured by Hall's Catarrh,
Cure.
F.  J. CHENEY & Co., Toledo, 0.
We, the undersigned, have known
F. .T. Cheney, for the last 15 years,
and believe him perfectly honorable
in. arl business transactions, and
financially able to carry out any obligations made by his firm,
WARDING, .KINNAN & MARVIN?
Wholesale Druggists,  Toledo,   0.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly upon 0 the
blood and mucous surfaces of the
system. Testimonials sent free. Price
75c per bottle.   Sold by all druggists
Take. Hall's Family Pills for constipation. ,   7 _ -       '
Phones: Office, 6.       Stable 24
NEW BARN
CRiri'l,Kn ny BCJAT'CA,
Had* Well and Strong by Ht,   Wil-
liaiiii-'  l'ink    VilU Alter Doctors
Had Vailed.
{*sfr-'U> *•   AwaU '■   °*9 of  l,ie
Ww»__; mirchanls of Hemford,  N>$>
k low yearn ago. he waa a great suf-
|«rer   from    that moat excruciating
i trouble, KJiftUca.   He says:   "At   the
Uluic I nr*a ullHcted I was living   at
Ulaker set*Ue»i»t.  The attack was so
-«ev«N that J had tieen oO work   for
<{«-.« ilmn.  The corls ol my leg wore    _    ^ ^
4U drewn up and I wuld  only lttnp ^l.rUies" at""uie" opUon "of "each win-
'•toag with the aid 0/ a #tick,     lhe ncr
*ln I sullcred was'terribU.   I   was
u ttii»«y both day and night, Every
uotnent cauasd me such pain ns only
*   hot* who have beep tortured   with
'dutlca can know.   I was treated by
jfiverol doctor*,   hut   they did    not
help me a bit.    In (act, I .almost be-
mi to («ol   that my condition   wuh
ulpleas,    when Dr. Williams'    l'ink
■I'llis were brought to tuy attention.
I got a kali doun Iwxfi. I dad unlhI
/ aljout th* entire quantity More    I
'    (o«md any benefit.     Hut I wns   encouraged and got a second hall do/en
boxrs, and before these were all gone
evefy vtstlge of the trouble had disappeared.  Not only this, l)«t I was
Improved in  health in every way, us
'    It will he     readily, understood thnt
•he lot* siege of pain 1 had suffered
«ad left tne l*dly run down,  I t,*n t
-speak    too WgWy of Dr.    William*'
' Plak rllU.  I con"t rttowmend thetw
|vtoo strongly lo other auflerera."
?    ])r. WIlllamB' l'ledc pills cure sclut-
!1ca (.Imply because   they mul*   in*'
rlth, wd Mo** th*' «wU,M aBd
'itreiigtneni the jaigled, aching nerves
viTknt l» why thVy cure »ueh nerve
itrotrbles M WorAlgfa, 8t. Vitua dance
load p«rti«1 paralyse. That is why
I.they cnte all ailments dut to poor,
•twatwy Mood. Thst !• why they
itlMW» weary, d«^Mi«dait, broken
t.ttwn men end women bright, atiive
VonA »ltt*g.     not only tht  (cenninc
,,   MAY  CANADIAN MAGAZINE.
The Canadian "Magazine for- May,
"although_not—a^showA;_numbe£,_coit,
tains• some really valuable and.int*.;-
esling coalribution*: ' T3ie impiiM1.
Conference at London is attract':ir. a
good deal of \ituition, but all who
wish to observe its significance with
added intelligence should read what
F. A. Acland *has ,to .say about
it in an article in the Canadian. He
deals with thersub]cct. in an instructive way, quite free from liias or, impassioned utterance, and those who
read' the artaicle may depend upon
it that the writer is one of the 1>est
equipped journalists in the Dominion. ' "Ottawa; A liclrospect," by
J. E. II. McCready, is extremely
interesting, as it affords glimpses of
the Dominion Capital aliout the time
of Confederation! "Germany: ' A
Study in Government," by Charles
T, Long; "China: A Great Opportunity,!' by , John' Waduell; and an
article dealing with the early Victorian pneta, by 0. J. Stevenson, arc aanoftg the other interesting
things in the May number, licsides
five good short stories,
,w
li arc now installed in our
new barn, opposite the
old place, and have a
complete, new , outfit,
which is always at your
service for livery, cartage or, baggage. We
still have the. office-up
town where orders may
be   left.  , ■      i .     '
L.  P.   Eckstein
BABBISTEa-AT-LAW,   SOLICITOR
Roomi 1 k s, Henderson block. Fernie, B. C.
PC. Lawe.     Ate. I. Mnhar, B.A.
Latoe & Fisher
BAJt4I8TRRS,   SOUCITOXS,   RTC.
Cwv'e   N«s«    TcadJtBg    Co. ' Block,
;   Peseis, m. C.
W. B. BOBS.k.C. J. S. T. ALKXAMDM
Ross & Alexander
BARRISTERS,   SOLICITORS," ETC
KEKNIE, B. C.
Offlce In Ij. T. W.Bloek, Victoria Avenue.
r
it
J. Biarbor^ l.d.s., d.d.s.,
DENTIST
L T.
W   'Block,   opposite the
Omcti hours—8 a.m. to S v.m.
Bank
Handley Bros.
Stable 24
W. J. Wrlglesworth, D, D. S,
pmrts HoiiHS,-       I! two 12 h. in. 1 to ft p. m
v-,  tt.sn ton p.m. ■
Orlli-e in Alex. 1. "*k'» Mioi-'k       - i	
over Slinn's BRkery."   ,*        - '
yKUNiK,      -   . -      -    -      ii.
A GOOD WAT.
«• pbase sanfal   "aoBsskasfars u
giw   tusjeet   weiejnt.   Ok,    wc
say (Hat   all tauten  aVi't do eW
ov-<l».eie'-*%    oar laly    (tisiis waaa,
tfcey get to trfli-kf tft«r' es
ANOTHWt GOOD   WAY
to pkose is Xm sapply oaly    tht,
If 'yon trsAe widri us yen will,
jmst wkait «n mmm by dbtee
twe> --'way*". QUALITY sni,QUANTITY will be a Uttk toon Xmmm yn
expect.  "■ , "      i   .
Calgary Cattle Co
$
H. Bbll.\
A.WII.DMAR
"    BELL & WILDMAN,:
Contraotors and Buiidem
KstimiiteH Futniulifd
Storm Doors arid Windows
Shop:- Cnrner HnwlanJ Ave and MoKvoySt.
' fO, Bux 355. Fernie. B C
SOT fATKOXIZK   HOME   lNl)l)S'mY"»
SMOKIES ,
•crasrioasr  label
Crow's    Nest   Special
AND
Miner's Favorite Cigars
Removal
Thi; opcrat>rs would not operate,
The minors would, not mine;
The press boys t'ld prognosticate,
The coiniiiiHsioii wan in decline;
The only onu thnt wuh linppy then
Was the man we could'not find.
-j        id
S'ow Georific. wears a nlilning tile,
The miners ure in clover;
l'rankic w.-.irs n sprcadini* .smile,
And tlie inuroli.nii smiles  all over.
Are arriving daily,
Wc. have a larger and
better assortment this
spring than everandour
prices are low enough
to suit the person who
had to borrow trouble.
W.   R.    MoDOUGALL
CEEDS
^^iEREESj PLANTS
50 Good Woodsmen wanted by
The Elk Lumber
Co. Apply at the
Office or at llosmer.'
0
The Elk Lumber Co., Ltd.
fernie, B.C.
ANADIAN
Daily  Direct Service
_ No Seedless Plums. No Pities*
Apples, No Cobleas Corn—just old
reliable varieties at reasonable
prices. Fertilizers, Bee Supplies, -
Spray Pumps, Sprayiag Material,
Cut Flowers, etc. Oldest established nursery on the mainland ol
B. C. Catalogue Free.
M. J. HENRY'S NURSERIES
Oreenhouaca and -Seed -Houses,
Vancouver, B. C.
P. S.—II your local merchants
do not handle my seeds, send
direct. We prepay fifty packets,
assorted varieties ol garden seeds
in sc. papers (tested stock), to
your nearest post office (or fi.oo;
twenty packets for 50c., trial collection.
I am now installed in
my new shop iii tht
■King's    hotel. ■■ three
o. doors   south"  of    the
Fernie hotel.
Prices:
Prices at  my  shop are now
' as follows :
Hair Cutting
25c
Shaving        -
15c
Shampoo
25c
"'"  '  (Egg:)
35c
Massage
25c
Mining nud Smelting—Give a description, liy districts, of tbe various
coal and mineral areas; an account
ol thu work uow proceeding; detail
production for 1006; valuo of same;
average number of liunds engaged;
practical sugii>e.stionN for developing
and increasing this tuoRt important
industry,
Tlwlier—State specifically the variety, (|iiality and quantity; present
cut, when: mnrUttd; what economics
inn lie iflected liy the utilization of
Uie by-products; what plan to he
adopted nnd liy whom, looking toward the conservation or renewal of
our forcni wealtli for the use of future generations."
Fishonej.—Hhcre and how are n*.n
Xi.Un, lhc kind and nuality uf J*!wf
employed; are our salmon lieing ex-
ttminnttd; ctn this industry be ma
U-rially Incroaswl,, nnd can greater
financial results 1* attained by sav-
uij- \'w. jiontunt' oi Xttin now nisvioy-
ed; to what extent has deep-sea fi*»h-
)«_; tontriliuted to the provincial
wealth; what are the poMlhillties of
development nnd extension, and the
prol aliilitiet of |>emtanency.
Agr{<:iilf.iirf!-fB"riit Culture, Pitlry
ing and Poultry) The acres ol srahU-
laud, kind i.f (iruducu and value of
MUM; which is the most profitelfle;
market ronditions; UnXat] import* in
pills can do thl«. and they hnit- the j 1906, In fjn.intitleK nnd dollsrs; nwii-
i Jul! Msae,  Dr.  WIIHum*' "Pink   Pills !*f ol persons now deriving a liveli-
lioi-d Irom the *">il.
!lfuttuLcturittic~-Cjitt IlritUh Columbia l«eome a msnofaeinrin-j*; eo«n-
iry, what goods aad articles can we
rtaJlly inaksiaetai*; aad to vftftt
aatlsii   Mft MMt    h*
CBH.DK1WB Ain.
The Ledger is iu receipt of the nn-
■ual report of the CliiWrerm' Aid
home of Vaucouvcr,
It In a very interesting little "io>k-
lel, and Un contentH rIiows that tii.it
must worthy institution is growing
and doln-.' more »nd more good «svr".
year.
'lhe Provincial ^ovtrmnunt opened
im cosh box and appropriated J3i°oi
during Uie lusi »i-sslon to aid iv
building a new home,
The devoted euro and ntunlinn •*'
a few earncm friciidH Iibh built u'.i
this chariinblo inniilutioii, and if .t
were lo be suddenly taken nwny i-".
would be mimed all over the pro*'*
ince.
The Provi»clal govtriuuent ih;>j»".J
tnakt an    nniiual grant   ol suincievt
FRUITS
of all kinds
Oranges 50c doz.
LemonB 40c  doz.
Tomatoes, 30c lb
McDougall & Co.
Full lino of Tobacco ACIkri-b.
THE POLLOCK
WINE   CO., Ltd.
Wholesale Dealem and Direct Import-
ters of
SCOTCH AND
WISH WHISKEY,
LONDON DRV
OLD TOM
AUD HOLLAND GIN,
POMUBU.Y
CHAUrAONU
SCIILITZ BEER,
ALK AND STOUT,
HURMEISTER
WHITE AND RED PORT
AND WHITE »0CK.
Hols AksiU in Canada lor
WUeW    Ttalc,     Jag    Dutraytr.
Tliahhiri}' you for your past patronage
and hoping lo receive n share in the
future, 1 remain
Yours 10 slay,
Chas. Gilbert
TO.
ane
via Kin^sgalc and
Spokane Internet anal Ry.
"    .FERN IK      Lv.
8.^8
Cranbrook       ,,
11.25
KiiiKSK.-itc       „
14.00
Honner\ Ferry    ,,
" 15.20
Sand Point        ,;,
«f»-S5
SPOKANK   Arr.''
20.(10
n
1S.29 Arr.
iS-V"   '..
■■■s° ..
to.po „
qioo „
O.oo Lv.
For further information, rates, folders,
etc., apply lo R.  Reading, local
agent or wrile
.I.H.CARTRIl, I), P. A., Nolno'11.
K, .1. COYI.K, A, fl. I>. A , Vai..!ouvor'.
■■■» in mi 1—SIHIHJU.ILJ.M _
Union
Restaurant
Ostrich
Feathers
P, CAROSELLA
General Merchant
Dealer in Wine
Liquors and
Cigars
(far Pale Yooolt, on the wrapper
ntonoA enty U>%. EoW 1^ wwliciuc
iealrrs «Ttty»htr« or hy nail at 5"
Mats a hot or at* hoi to tor h-p oy
oUtvmbsi tb* Dr. *Wmo% !(«&!««
-£*, IsmkHK Ooi>
CIIII.DH00I)  AILMKNT8.
Xme TrilAiurl   'hlftu   t.%x\ih  i'ni.-,._f » "U-Hrt
Tablets In the home lias a leeling o(
security that her child"** health Is
.-<afe. '"'hue TatilctM euro such ailments as colic, indigestion, constipn-
• inn, dinrrlioi-n and Nfmple fevers.
Titer I>real.' 11*1 rnhli, rti-st roy worms,
m»ke teething painles*4 and give the
< ln'fff Ip^nllJiy rt.itiir.il nU,-p. And Xhf
moUiir has the ^iur,<*ilti- of a pov-
unment sn*ly-<t (hiI llie Tahlets are
aUolut'Iv safe Mrs. koUrl Wal-
».ii, Ci.mltrmeri-, Ont., says; "T
fad Ita'.y's Owm Tallf't'. yett tKe
ftuflii ini- ntfitrii to fcnf* ehH*!rrti
htjllhy.', S'.l.l l,y nil mnlklw«l«al-
t\% Mt \>y mail ut '45 cent* a Ixix
(iota The Dr. WUlUuu Uaaattot Co
■tortfiHi, Oat.
(Formerly thw Owl)
ff'.',;i;iic Owl   Restaurant
1 '"'"'whrch has recently
Changed
will bo more completely
up-to-date than has
been the cite in the
prt*ii. Tlsc *\cv. proprietors,
Mr. and Mrs. Stephenson
will be pleased to meet
the old patrons nnd al-1
so new ones' at the oW
stand.
Best of
Service
Cleaned and curled.
Old leathers made to
look like new, Feather
Iioas a specialty. Mail
orders promptly attended to. Moderate prices
Mrs. C Douglas
Box ."100 Fernie
Fernie    B. C.
Cor. Wood & Baker Street
Allan Line
ROYAL MAIL UTEAMSHli'S
Direct   Service
Dublin Exhibition
Slimmer Sulllin.'s
Montrenl  and Quiibce to
Uvariiool
Tualslaa
Victorifui
(twin screw,
MAY 17
(tarWae,
MAY IM
Ionlau
(twi») screw,
MAY .M
10,576 tons)
13,000    tons)
9,000   tons)
Vk-<talaa
(turbine,
JUNK 7
l3,ooo    tons)
r»*
 1
00   YEArtB'
EXMERIENCE
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MULOCK
LO-£li OF MULE
Me is no Long-Haired Gent and has the
Brains ail the Wn*ie-«Gives
Seasonable Advice
enable the- .employees, to"' acquire•' iatidh will pay .freight charges oh
homes*:.of their own, then those, men ! 0^. samples,allowed ',to remain in the
having"}*;, Sttike ,in; the country; would immanent mineral display. The.'dis-,
feel -interested K the welfare of the j pla'y win'be'at. the fair grounds each
town and in the preservation of their., vear) ynd exhibited in the rooms of
property   and   •  the  accumulation    of j"the 'Sp-0i_ane  chamber "of • commerce.
It'   is   expect'il  much interest   will
property. They . .would - feel that they :
were not a mere floating population,
but that, they had an interest in th-
.stability Of everything in the vicinity. "Moreover, if a small quantity
of land, say a quarter of an -_acre,
• for example, .could be . attached.- to
1 each home,' then .during' the j summer
skison. there" would  be" an, opportim-
resisting decay, as with other, treatments. On account of its comparative cheapness; and ease of application (requiring .no plant) it may -be
of benefit to small operators or * a
situation where the timber, is "apt" to
be broken.—Mine's. and Minerals. __
Sir, William -Mulock" said-'-'Speak-] Ui.- cessation of  operations  in    these   "-"- ^ ^ .^^ ^ ^    k[.    ^
ing to my colleagues of the board, 1
presume • our - labors  end    with ,,   this
meeting.   We have  noli"organi/.ed forT
m;n.s,  the cessation would nev^r have diurnal  occupation   to  indulge. iu. the
tiken place.     The,.' work of concili.1- hejlthful,   useful   and   profitable busi-
ti'on ' and  arrangement   that- has  been ness  0f  attending to  a  garden'' wher,;
~,r-   so .successfully   brought   to    an    end jle_ illS wife "and children could, meet'
ally  under  the   act,   it  not  appea • ^^^^  wel{ have hwn  carried     on in common interest;  then there would
ing'.'. necessary to do so.   M We had to
proceed  with  the  enquiry,   we  should
have  lieen obliged' to take the   -oath
of  ollice  and  proceed  in • the     usual'
-way.   We  thought  it better  that we
should    meet   formally.      Wc   learnt
that, the parties themselves, aided by
Mr.   Mackentie   King, '"were  negotiating, a  settlement,   and   we,     011    our
pari,   decided   to   defer  formal action
in   the  hope   that   the  happy    result
which  ioday  has" been achieved ".night,,
be  readied, by  the parlies  themselves.
You   have5,   1   think,   acted  most wisely   in coining  together and  adjusting
"your differences  in0this'way.      It is
irue, that the lwards took no, part in
ihis ,   matter—it - was    not-*   necessary
for them to have done so, because the
fact  that  the  lioards were  within the
reach-of  both  parties  seems   to  have
suggested   to   them   lhe uselessncss  of
their  asking   the   assistance      of    the
, boards'   to   do  what  they   themselves
could   do    if   they -were so  disposed.
Sometimes    parties    to    trades    drs-
''putes   allow   feeling   to   depose '-llieir"
reason- for   the   moment,   and , foolish'
tilings  and   unwise   words   are    , done
-' and   uttered, - whereas  these trade disputes' " ought   to   lie   regarded   as   incident:.!  to  business  afiairs,   just as   a
."discussion   takes   place  between      the
.'buyer and-seller    of    any  article    of
commerce,' the-'buyer  wishing  to purchase' at    the  best price,    the   seller
' wishing   to  s.-ll   at   the  highest  price.
The  working  man  has-his  labor      t<-
sell,      the  employer   has   it   lo'.my,
..-and      it   is    natural   that  each    one
should  desire  to make  the best * bargain  in   the' disposition   of   this • article  of  commerce.   But .in   the    past
there  lias   l<een   an  1111 necessary   disregard   uf  common-sense 'principles     'iii
the ' adjustment .of   these   disputes and
employees  and  employers  have   treated  each other often  as   if   they  were
■ hostile for.ces.   and  have  wasted   valuable''time,  and -money,' resulting., in
whilst the mines were in full op;.a-, be,, some home life for them instead
Ton. The consequences to!' the'-, pub- of,-as is very often the case in a
lie in the cessation of mining lcoal mining district, the miner going from
in a country like" this are most ser- the mine, taking his evening, meal,
iotis and far reaching. /The public ij1<m resoiting to the hotel or. ilw
interest demands that' hereafter no loWn, away from his family. I" do
Mich course as unhappily took place _aot. think the operators could do any-
should occur again in the event of thing that would.-be of greater ser-
any misunderstanding between ' the ' vjce to their fellow-men, and at the
etiiplovc.es and employers. Any party Same time lie an advantage to t'u.1.11-
now   can,   through   the  machinery    of   selves    than    to- endeavor    to   bring
mutual  exhaustion,   until   at  last  llTe
contestanis  have  come  to  the   forum
-of conscience and reason . to attain
the end that ought to have been at:
tained  at   the  beginning  without  the
'intervention of these war-like acts.'
There is now on the statute book a
statute •• which renders a strike or
lockout or cessation of work pending
a   dispute   wholly   unnecessary,      and>
• when hereafter such a, condition is
brought about, so long as .this act'is
upon the statute book, if is a wanton misuse of liiicrty—there is no
longer a necessity for an, employer to
lock out hi.-, men in any of lhe classes
of industry to which this act applies. There is no necessity for any
sel of men to do this engaged in the
.business to which this act applies,
either going .upon ,slr'ke,.or ..ceasing
work, at least until the board has
liei-n created and made the enquiry
which ■ parliament has authorized _ il
to do, I Ifeiieve if this act had l>ccn
clearly   and   fully understood   before
VALUABLE MEDICAL
PRESCRIPTION
Recommended by a Well-known
Toronto Doctor, Whose Love
for Munmn'ty is Greater than
His Prejudice Against Proprietary Medicines,
Tlm following vi-ry valuable- pre.
iii'i-iplion, l»,v nn I'liiinciit und huccoss-
Ii i '_iY.sici.iii. w.\', lio iippiwiiiilfld hy
li'i*. ■>• -.ho nro ,s- ll'tiriii".', fiom In nrippo,
t-,!il,' m> i.-'n, pnrMiiii'iiiiu, or uuy tliront,
li:n->, '.1 v.-'iiinrli tronljlo, or nin-down
<,\f,ti'i.,, ai it \\ .1 cortuiii cum, nnd
will'-, ivn imt 11 v 11 tlnctorjs bill, It in
n!;- ■-.! :i ci'iliiin pi-viiiilivn un Wbll i —
" \> li'-n yon li'i-l tli.it you urn tukinf*
(!ulil in- h.tvo ihii'.v Ci-'.-liii"' or ni'liiiii*.
iu nuv pint of thi bm'.y or "mm!, or
fii-'l iwal!, tiii'il, dim, unfit for work,
pnin in tlio Ih'ihI nr mid' of thu nook,
do nd nt'nliMt tliciii -liiiig'-i-iuj) symp-
tot,--. Inn. -I'tiil imiiiiiiliiitit'.y tn your
ilrii;.;-. "I- mill ('.nt 11 Imt llu nf I'syeliine
(prun-iiim-hI Ki'lciKii), mid prepare si
billows;
"i\i. h!no,   -  ti'iispnonfiilni,
"Sherry,  whisky or   wutor, '2 Ut*
!,_)!!  11I11U,
"(,'i..ieu nf tlie hiltor can bn mid*
urijMiliiU' to Hie jtidciiiniit nnd pro*
I'll, nee   nf   l.ll'i   p'lltil'lll.
".Mis tlioii.'ii-iiilv nnd tiiko rsaulsrly
1   '   ■      ■ ;. li   ■      '      .-I   at   ' ■ 'lM:r-.r."
'Mi!-; pM-.-ci-iptioti lntK beeii iiwl in
r. ■■ .t-'ii» 01 (>um"> nnd Inn lioim ho
rui"i.i'!.v in-ii-sMiil llmt 11 iiiiitilidr
ct' ii-.i'l: ;' {.'."-■■■iiniH i-uaiiliirly pre-
(,».rllii> i'i>'cli' • "i t'-eir pructirn for
iinv .1 ih-i 11 but!■ tinuliles, or any run-
il.">'ii, vi. .i-'ii'-- 01 iiMi-Hltitionul difli-
1 i,M,v, it is Hie iniiM retlftbln und
1 iiliiiiMe !nim> M-uinilv. It tonoi tip
tbe entile 'VAtem, Kivin_.{ n fuolirt(( nf
yoHtlifi-.lMi'vi.iiinl viunr, ttildinu insny
yeiii'K ti» tlie life nf thoio wlio lino It.
" Vwn «iro 1 »ni iilni'wt h pli)-«lc»l WTMk Mil
nr.*>niti-ii|iir '.'"I; ln'i« ir'niMi-i, Krleiiili stiil
ix'aMiit liim. iit I iwiuM n*iv«r KhI Nli«r. I
l, ■ ■. <l |.. r li ■ -'t i...|r.|{ f.Jth la my
i.i.'.i ,.,.. I |.i« 1.'nl ioniiiii-r 'mo wlio ri-(»iii)'
flii i,.i. 1 iiif lib. 11 1 -veilINI",  Ittmuin-rliliir
f., ,,     1 ,' .. • 1 rlni, Mi   .inlllM.    f rMmM In
y„l\i .;.!. 1 ■•■!». «1i*»    ii.milMif nvn i<'f>«ki I wm
st.li' t.i iittii.'i Iii iny lii'in-'-Uurl/ HCfilu,   Tlicr*
»rr 111) »Jf Bll.Witn* nt iiiiminilitloii nlmiu in* now,"
Ml:1 HKNIiKIlflOS.
(It •(0)111, N.B.
"I ii,<il Ihiii »urr.:Tini< Ifjin UOtlM*. My
lunm m, ni w 1 »k tiid I lint» ciiikIi, Ijui Piyeaini
*•,Jr","',* M««.H.t.KAK.
CtnuVii'k.Out.
PiTchin* csn ho proenrod from sny
-drticc'i-u st 6O0. snd $1.00. It is »-very
this act bring about ■ negotiations,
and, it is not-in the power of ei't'.n.-r
pn'rtv •■! refuse to negotiatie iiii»j---»
tl'iily wish to abandon their functions
to 'those, of the board, but either
through the board or mutual negotiations between the parties, all such
disputes as- have been in question
now can • hereafter . be disposed of
without the slightest loss to the employers or the employees, and, without any injury to the public :"itcrest. Xo doubt'any board-engaged in
settlement of disputes such as -the
one in question,. even if ' work were
continued in the moaaiithne, would
take thai fact into* consideration in
its judgment,- aiid would make the
terms of settleSment retroactive to
cover the time that might; elapse'dur-
ing a .settlement and whilst the work
was going on. Therefore, with that
possibility in" view, -nothing would
1« gained by either party in dragging out negotiations." Tliey" would
!.-;iin l.oihing" by the time spent in
confircnci's and arrangements. I men-
iion.-d tliat ' in case it might, lie
thought that either' party would be
gaining by , delaying si Jinal," .settle-,
ment, Any wise board would take
that"-* circumstance into consideration
'and make its terms_ retroactive if it
was . thought equitable : that such
should., be the case. I have had the
honor of receiving many confidences
fr0m botli,sides in connection "with
this dispute and as to the manner in
ii/lijrji'^_l1ii»_ inillill"- iitdiiKt'ry. in^-^jj'.is,
district has lieen carried on. I have
ho persona, knowledge of the. subject, and perhaps, the observation 1
am alx>ul. to make may be a crude
one,-- hut nevertheless, with all re^
spect to the management of these
mines. ' ;t, would lie. possible,* at least
r'.hope so, for them to j adopt some
iiii|)ro\ements in their working system that may be of service to themselves-.nnd 10 their employees,, The
interests ot the employees _ and employers' arc mutual. They are engaged, in a limited partnership, ami it is
impossible for one. to be injured without the other being .injured' alsi.
Xow, it has been told to mc on many.,
occasions that operations .in these
mines have been interrupted liecatise
there "were no cars to carry oft the
co.il. One miner told mc that in one
month in one mine the men lost 12
days' work oiil' of a possible 56 days
because' of there 'being no cars to ship
I the coal, and the .company having'no
facilities for storing coal as"it was
mined, depending upon the cars to
load the coal at-once.. ' - .. ■
, It occurs to ' me that is a rather
hand-to-mouth method of carrying
on such an important industry, and
ihut.Uie.,practice adopted, I am told,
at other great mining centres might
very well be adopted here, namely,
having storage to some limited extent to bridge over interruptions such
ns are iutivitalily arising front llie
luck of transportation or oilier oli-
s 1 rue tion. to business. It is natural
lhat men engaged in mining siiotibl
desire ,1 reasonable holiday during thv
pleasani season of the year; 'their
calling is laborious nnd hti'/ardotis,
and it would be to the interest nf
the mm nml also the employers thnt
the employees should from time in
time have a reasonable relaxation
from labor in the open air, when-
their health would be restored itu.l
their HVHttin toned up, and they
would he In better spirits nnd bodily
condition tn carry on their work,
but forced holidays in 11 fragininvtiirv
way—a day here and a, day lh«r«-
dnrin_- ihe working mm son does imi
inalib' 11 working titiiti to take a solid
holiday nf a few vvcekN, hut simply
shuts him nut froin work for thv day,
I cun hnnjfhic licit the only resort
would lie to hung about waiting for
Wurii to n-hUiiie, pct'i.ip.i going lu llie
'.ini--, jh--L,i_)«. id)ia__ ^HiKU'iwic gx«
ling into a„ diNcontentod frame " <>|
mind whilst amiiuuous work through-
0111 tin' year as 11 man wishes in
work, nud then - in|;ing his broken
tiiuc *& uup imuiU "iuiidiiy, "at . \.oi
profiuhly enjoy ret'witiou without,
ns in Uw other case wasting his snb-
stance, which is so often the cum;
when |*rs6iiR lmve to wait about in
a sin al I town like this with1 three or
four llioii.tnml (>fopIr without anv
am linemen ts and any interests and
nothing to occupy tlmt. ll occurs in
lut that the companlta might in another way also be'of great service to
tlte men. Rents here are doubtlm
high, and lew ol the employees own
their own proptrtiira. If ihe coni-
pfliflei could ,,*.«! thefr way to co-operating with the employees towards
bringing about a method that would
about- a condition of afiairs that'
would enable the' employees , ultimately to become owners of their
homes. It would,cost them less than
having to pay high rents, they would
not lie at,the mercy of the landlords,
liable to be moved out of1 their rcnt-
id houses on short notice; they would
feel they were" anchored' iiu the country, and however humble the ■ home
might- be, there is no plaoe like
home.; I have been very much gratified at the intelligent spirit that has
been brought to bear by the miners'
employees in connection with ' this
question. There has been a-great ad-
\ ance made in the settlement of, disputes, great, stimulus given' to a sensible settlement of disputes by the
conduct of parties to this one. They
met in a sensible way with a 'determination evidently to make concessions. It is impossible ^that all the
demands on one side could ever be
granted—every qmestion of iiiijiort-,.
a!hce iu life that requires the concurrence of' many minds is the outcome
of compromise. .Every public 'question -of any importance on which people* will unite has to* lye the result
of interchange of thought, of the
adjusting., oi opposing and .conflicting
views, so .in. trade, disputes there
must be mutual concession if there
is to.be anything-accomplished. The
parties to this dispute Jiave .set an
object lesson to all the people' of
Canada, thai when, reason and regard
lor-, right'    are'uppermost'  'in,  mens"
111 iikls   there  are no  insuperable    difficulties -_ to  the  settlement of diffcr-
luCvs.   I,have no mature views to offer you;-,  these are merely  thoughts
that are. uppermost in my miiid.  You
have the-satisfaction  of knowing'that
you have not only well guarded your
own interests,  hut you-have    set   an
example which-will bear fruit in the
solution'of  this-most dilhcuh - problem which,  I think,, in Canada is approaching  a satisfactory  solution.   In
some countries,   in  New-Zealand,  for
instance,  there is'"a law whereby arbitration   and its    'enforcement    are
compulsory; .that has been • followed to
.-.ome extent"    in  New Zealand,   .but
speaking for myself,  I. never favcired
'unything in the way bf compulsion or
coercion.  ■   We   must    appeal to,, the
higher feelings of men;  we must   appeal to their sense of right and justice,   not   force.     Reason  and    right
should  1ms  the influences   that , bring
about the settlement of "all industrial
disputes,  and whilst you, Mr.    Sherman and Mr.  Stockett allude to mc
having  taken this long  trip    to    lie
of, some service in this -trouble, I can
assure  you   that   the   satisfaction.   I
have received in witnessing your., efforts to solve this problem Is to. nie
one of the greatest pleasures I have
experienced   since I look any interest
in public affairs, nnd on behalf nf the
hoard  I  think I  can say, that    these
sentiments   arc     those-, of my    colleagues,  nnd  for them aiid myself I
tlinuk   you  all   for      the  course  ynu
have taken in bringing about such 11
happy  termination to this Important
question.
 —0	
IIRIM',1   YOU I   niW,M
'"obtrt II. Cnsgrove, secretary nf
the Spokane Interstate ""air association, iniiioiineos -that, purses aggregating $1,350 will bo ' iiwtmled for
two rock drilling contests al tlie fair
in Npokimi', Sept. a_< io Oct, 5; also
tlmt Severn] trophy cups, cash prizes
mul diplomat-, will lie given fnr camp
and district exhibits. More space
will be devoted to mineral display;
than i-wr before in the history of the
fair, the purpw-v being to hIiovv the
resource  of the  country.   The  a.sMu-
center .in   the   rock   drilling   contests,
which are open to all,  and  that there
will'    be    entries   'froin'" Washington,
Idaho,   Montana,      Oregon,   Colorado
and   British   Columbia.   The  purse' of
M,2.so • will    be:   divided1 as' follows:,
S900 dollars for a double-hand   '.contest,   of    which 5500.,for  first    prize,
SQ50  for*secondhand  S1500 for .third;
S3511 !•'•" for     single-hand    contest,     of
which S250 for first, and Sioo for second.       These     rules   will   govern _ ..he
COHt'ifts: .        -..   :     '       -     '_      _        _ 53  ,
Entries  close  Sept. J3 at noon;   an
entrance fee of $15 'per man    will,, be
charged  in  each  contest,  and  S10    of
who    drills*. ,_ Any   one  entering    and
not   drilling ;' will    forfeit' entire    en-
Uance. fee.   _   Time   allowe.i  ' in ^ iwo-
haiid contests will be, 15 mbiikes:  m
single-hand   contest   lo "minutes. •  "AH
idols  must  be  furnished  by . contestants,   drills "for"'two-hand  contest    to
c.-lil er \ inch at bit.and at point 3
inches back   of   bit;   drills • for   single-
hand ..contest to caliper % inch at bit
and at point     3  inches  back  of bit.
Any   weight   hammer ,allowed.       One
assistant     will   be   allowed   to    each
team < in   two-hand,  contest,   and      to'
each  contestant  ih   single-hand'     con-,
it-st,  but, under no circumstance is the
assistant allowed.'to  assist  in'changing edrills. .The.  association  is  to furnish  the rock for contest.   It will be
granite   from   quarries  near' Spokane.'
Contests will   take-place  at any time
between    Sept.   23    and  Sept.   29,   at
the option   of. the  fair management,
and will be put on. either in <lay time
or evening. .' -■ ■     _
■ The fair association will give a
handsome silver trophy cup, valued
at Sioo, For the .best-general display
of mineral ' exhibited by any .'one
camp or district, variety, _, quality
and, arrangement 'to 1>c considered.
Another prize is a silver trophy cup,,
valued at S25,' to', each separate camp
or district represented, which*- cup-
vv-ill be awarded to the mine in each
camp or district making the best individual showing, variety, quality
and arrangement to be considered.
Xo cup will be awarded to any mine
unless, it has competition from ,. the
district which  it represents.-'
The. Spokane association will also
award diplomas to any meritorious
rxhib'its jio-l' receiving 'any., of the
prizes". There . will be ' a cash.1 prize
of S25 for the handsomest and .most
unique cabinet display made- by any
±ne7.ndix'dua_lJ_a_iid_a_cash^i)ri-/.e_^^of.
i TORN BY WILD BEASTS.
,.    History'of a Great Discovery.
The old Roman heroes who were
torn by wild beasts at their fights
in the now ruine.?. Colosseum of Rome,
the Greek charioters, and the gladiators who made 'fighting a' profession, all knew the virtues of , herbal
essences for skin injuries and diseas-.
es. They would emerge from a combat sore, bleeding, and covered with
wounds. Tbey would apply at night
their secret herbal balms, and in a
few days would agairt be ready for
combat. Their ideal of a balm or"
salve was the correct one—a preparation which must- combine power and
purity: and that ideal is realized in
Zam-Buk.      , ' ,
Ordinary ointments;, salves and embrocations are generally composed of
nincid animal fate and mineral poisons.
Zam-Htik, on' the contrary, is a
healing balm, composed of highly refined saps and, juices got from certain rich medicinal herbs, and every
household may rely oh its healing
aid. _ -     ' '
When the little one runs in from
liis ' play with a smarting, . dirt-filled
scrape on his hand" or -knee, simply
wash the part and smear with" Zam-
Buk,  bandaging  if, necessary.
When father returns, from work
with a cut hand, lhc handy box of
Zanj Buk again. meets the emergency,
and the housewife or mother continually finds it a real friend in need for
the burns, the scalds, scrapes and
bruises of general, household duties.
For eczema, ulcers, itch, fistuals, abscesses, scalp sores, and all skin diseases, it' acts like a charm. It tases
the pain and stops the bleeding of
piles and cures this painful ' ailment
•quickly and surely. ..All druggists and
stores sell at 50c.-a box, or'from
Zam-Buk Co., Toronto, . for price; 6
boxes for $2.50'. '■,;'
gain
for 30
C-i
Sio   for the   best ■■ topographical-', map
of-any mineral" district or camp.   .
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THE.. PRESERVATION   OF •'  MINE
' "■" ' .'   TIMBER. '      "    „ ■ ■:•
In:order to imild'up-thi?-,
■     ■ •      • **-     y--    ';■'"
, c\ rcuiation of- this ■_ pdpek,
another 1,200; We are'--
'Offerins:. for thirty d'avs-
only
The   Fernie   Ledger
. - ' - ' if-     o     ■ „ i-
One0 Year;for $1.50
;*
y
pre;
TIMBER* NOTICES "-
NOTICK is hereli.v''niveii that thirty days
■ Hftor ilateT inleml to apply to tlie Honourable Chief Commissioner of Lauds and
Works for a special license- to out und rurry
nwiiv timber fri-m the following diinorilied
l.inils in soutli-eiist. Kooteniiy.
No 1. Commeiii:iiiRi*.t ii post planted in tho
north-west corner of James Falconer's timber
i-liiim, tlience north M chain.-:, thence west. M
i-hiiins, thence aontli ft) cliiiins.thonoe enst ft'l
ch.-iins'to plnct^of beKinnhif?.- 'J ' '   ;.
—'= " rCirnT-ie^VviiiuiffrJTDcTitOT--
-,    .       .lames Cameron.   A Kent
, U«nteil Fehy 4,l!Ki7. • .. A 13 It.
■Wi I.L J
To Consumptives
Tlie iindcMlgne*! havhig been re-
■tored to liealtli by simple means,
alter imBcriii-*; lor several yenni willi
a severe Inmr nflrrlimi. nml tlmt ilrcvl
diMHM CO.VKUMPTION, in otxiwis
to make known to hit felloe suflercis
UieuaettM nf uirc. To those who tic-
sire it. be will cheerfully nem! (free of
charjitj a copy of tlie prcicrlption
iikc<I, wbicli they will Und a cure for
CONSUMPTION, ASTHMA, OA-
TACRII, BRONCHITIS and all tliroal
iixl lueg MALAIllKS. ne hope* nil
lullerem will try thlt Hcjiiedy, ai il
ii iivaloable, Tko»e desiring the pre-
Mriptios, wblcb will cent them nothing, aad may prove a blemlBf, will
p)MM mfdraw
REV. RDWAUI) A. WILSON,
BrooVlyii, N. Y.
. Alining-   people,    are \yell  aware   oi
Lhc  decreasing ■ supply, and  increasing
price of   timber ' suitable   for    mining
purposes- . The   time  lias  cotne   when
every stick of limber used either in-,
.side or outside tbe mines ^should lie
so handled during its"entire-life that
it may  be expectvd to give its greatest service. The Philadelphia & Reading Coal  &    Iron company and.  the
United .States I'orest service in February,' 1906, planned a series 61   experiments * to    be  conducted     along
practical • and economic lines with the
primary  idea of saving    timber   and
money.   Actual >-:-tests have been   'carried on to  discover just what methods of handling ami treatment woulJ
give the greatest service at the least
expense.
Timber for mining purposes has
heretofore been rushed from the woods
lo the mines and placed in the mines
in an absolutely green and unpcelcd
condition, with the result that.decay
or dry rot causes rapid destruction.
We believe by better methods if
handling, such as peeling, and seasoning and by a preservative treatment
with oils 01 cliMnicnl salts, that the
life of this timber would be prolonged and . its general condition,
l;olh as to soundness and strength,
considerably  improved.
Ventilation i.s a large factor in the
dcHlrticlion of timber by decay. In
badly, vciitilnti.fi air-courses, when.'
there In suHioieut moisture nnd temperature, decay is maximum. For
woixl-ilcstroylng. organisms to exist,
thvy must have nir arid water. If It
were possible to keep the timber al-
ways wei or always dry, it would
not decay, it is the nltcrimtlon of
wi-l anil dry conditions which produce
lot, Jly direct experiment It hns
I ecu definitely proven that In durability, peeled timber is superior to
uiipHwl timber. In impeded tltnlicr
the spaoe between the bark and the
wood favors the development of
wood-di'slioylng organisms and furnishes a brooding place for many
loiins of insect life. Peeled timber Is
7 to « per ('Mil, Hi'liior Minn unpwlrtl
timber.
Ui the treated limbers, thoi»e treat-
ul with iTfosoto and a solution of,
/inc'chloride by the open-tank method, have been very suecetnful, A good
I eiiotr.itlon of the wood by the preserving lluifi (2 inches ,to.5 inches)
hns been easily secured, nnd tintlters
im irentwl are effectively resisting de-
ciiy.
Timbers treated by the cylinder
proci-ss nra aim standing well, but
in order to be a profitable Investment, they will have to show a con-
sidi'irtble ini-rmse in life over "those
treated by the far less ex_>«i»|ve
open-t nnk process.
The success of the superficial brush
tri'atmmt hns yet to lie proven. Timber so treated     is not as effectively
N.i. 2 CommpnciiiR fit 11 post planted about 7
miles west of the Kootenay river, ton chains
north of the InleriiRlionnl boundary, thence
east liVi ehiiins, theuce north '() ohnins,tlionco
«-e»t.l (» cliniiiK, tlience south 40 chains In
place of bcKinninp.
J. I) Gordon. Locator
-■  Jnnips Cameron. Agent
Located April ft. linn -    A18 4t
.     This offer is good,  for
old subscribers as
as   iiew, provided
-   /sent'7 subscribers
'-. paid, their subscriptions
'  to'-date?"'- .*'.-' i'- :7 .-; yiy.
REMEMBER    $1.50    A   YEAR
Any time  in ihe next 30 days.
(\
SPRIN4
TIMBKR   NOTICES
NOTICE is hembv piven thnt,,'10 days nftcr
date I intend lo apply to tho lion. Cliief
Commissioner of Lands and Works, for a
special license to out mul curry a %ny timber
on the fnllowinir described lands, situated In
South East Kootn.ny.        ....   >      ,
Nol CnmnieiiRiitK »t- n l'ost pbinteil ou
Iron (Jreolt, about 2 miles north west or A.
MauPoiiRall's post planted on .the hast or
Lake on Hartwell Crook, thenco K> ohains
South : thuneo 8n chains East; 80 chains Nortii
BO cliuins'wost to place oleommeiicemimt,
Located April 4, l!)')7, A. Mathieson, Locator
R, FloiniUR, A«ont
No'. 2 CominonoiiiK at a post plantoil on the
nnrlli west corner or A. MathtosoiiH timber
claim tlience East KO chains! tlionoo liorth
ho rhniiiH: thenco west 80 chains! tlinnco
Routli 80 cliuins to placo of nommonpemont.
Located April 4, WW- , J. H. Lock, Locator
, ■   It  FlomniK,  Aitoni
No !l • Cnmmonolnff at n post planted' oii
the South Wost corner or J, 11. Lock's timber
elalin, thonud Wost 80 chains j thonco North
ro chains: thenco East 80 chains: thonco
South 80 ehnlns to placo of comrnpncomont. -
Located April 4. Il«i7, 0 J- lW>y, Locntoi
11 FJumiiiK, Annul
No. 4 CommonuliKi at a pojt iilanfed on
the Hmuli East corner of C J. Dishy» timber
oliilm, llianooSouth W) elmliiH :,thonco Wont
KO chains; tlinnco Nortii 80 (dialns; thonco East
RI nlinliiH tn piano . comjiioncomont. ..
Locntod April 4,10*07. J. H,Lock. Locator
n, I'lomlnir Airont
No, S. Co'mmnncini? nt a post iilanlod 80
chains South of a.post plantoil on tlio North.
Kust oornor oU II Loek'H •tlmhor oliilm
thonco South Ro olmliiH, : thonco Must Ri
chaliiHi thuneo north 80 olinlnN! thonci' hast
no chains i to plaoonf eommoncomont.
Locatod Apri'.V lllo7, ' 0, J. )l«b.v, Looutor
H. KlompiR, Aitoot
No. 0 Commoiiclni* at u post plaiitpd on
tho North KnHt col nor of V,l. Dljib.v's tlm ior
claim, thenco South wi chains! tlionoo lnjtR'i
nhnillH| thoiuiunortii 80chains ! thunuu Went
R0 chains j to placo of eommfiiemnoiit.
I o" toil A'lirll 4, HKi7, „A. Mn-tliloPon. I^alor
|(1j().4   ■ H" Klomliiu.   Auoiit
May  we   Have Yotir Order ?■
; Everything  in  Paper hanging's.   . Burlaps in •
special coloriiig-.s,-wall-decorations, ect."     ■
•   House   painting,-_sign'-;aiul carriage'*work a'  •
7 specialty.    Our  enclc-avor—lo  do  only'first
class work. ■ . . ,.
I. E. COVEkT
mi
Mltmty
-:  (;»!*,
A-"4*ft 0 x% IA .* c
xvmm^s^^ ■'
l^Wm'f'
■"IS
& Ross i
 -   : ' ■ m
Undertakers A ■ EmbalmersI !
i:
Wy AGENTS   FOR
|rf'        The   Calgary   Marble   &   Granu
|»'     _   The   Kootenay, Marble   Works,    i\  :son
if Samples Con be Seen at the Office. - Parlors in lundy's Block
Works
IV     .   *£
SYM.i'SIH   Or*  CANADIAN   NORTH AVIV.
M1NIN0 UK0ULATIONH,
^mmm^m^^m mmm
(Vjiil.-Cnul liimls may Im iinrnhiiMMl at i-io
iior iinro Tor mift I'iiiiI nml *«) *'>r aiiihniclto
Not more tlniii twi iinros can bo iicaiiiroo ».\
mm Inillvlilmil or romimiiy, Iloyiilty ul tlm
rule of tun cents por ton of K,m»i pfiumlt "bull
liiicnlli.-iilcilon thuirroKSoiiliiiit.
Oniiru-A lino mliinr'n iioriHiioito U iirHiitml
ilium lmynioiit in mlvunconf »ft pur mnii'iii lur
n'lliiilivMimli ami frowMtoMooi-craiinrn.
for n iiiiinpiuiy ncciirilliiR to ciipltiu,
A Iron minor, ImvlnuilUoovoroil inliiiirnl in
jilnvo,Illii.V looiito ii clultn l,IM> X l/i"" Illl'l'
The feu for roconiliiH nclnliii U«A.
Al. burnt tKHimiwMiii nv|)iili'bM ma llm i-li.lm
oitt'liyoftror piilil to tho milling rei-onlw In
lieu tlicroof, Whoti «nnU luu r'uon ex|»inlvl oi
k.,11, iu 1«.*iwi i.-...v, i'i--1> "'«;■';•■:« "«"■• y
imiilo, nml upon coni|il)lii« with otlmr iv
qulwiuiiiiti,iiiuvl>»n' ilinliiiiil»l'l »n ni""--
Tliu palimt |irnv.iliin for tho jiiiyimnit ur »
royalty ol it; per cent cm the »hIih,
I'I.tCKR wiiiiuii «-l*im* gfii»r»lly ure la.i f»*l
Minimi; entry ttm ttf> renowHblayoirly,
A freo miner iriuv olitiiin two luaiKn In
ilroilvi! fur tfoltl of live nillbMOiich for u torm n
*•''.' *i' J"'"!.-'', rciit'ii-ilblc lit  till'   lIUlTI*llllll   III
Jut AllnUtcr of Diti hiti'rior,
Thu Iimkco kliall lmve iiitrtnlKii in oiMirutlnii
tli
It
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r
m
I
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willilu one i.cnp,oii from llieilate of the Ii-hw
for cud. live inllto.. Heiitnl rio pir Hiiniini li/r
(iiu-li mllo of rlvur l»B»eil. Itoyulty nt tin.
mtoof K) I'-Jrcanti'iilU'cti'il mi ihiimif|>nt ul-
tor it oxcui-iiK'-lii.n'i,
W. W. CORKY.
Dt»-utr sttulsUr ol Umi UUtior.
N.  D,~U*4»(uUk^riM"J  -MMliowiloii  ol
umi -ulvertiMinMit will ut *h* pAld
Mhwrtl'i linlniMit xmA by phy«li*Uiw,
NOTICK
rl*nlkii T#ml«m trill ht r«c«lv(xl by tk» un
ilinhninit np to 4 ti m on M»y 9, lf*07 for tb*
Ijlntlngof Vlr« Mill mmtrUv t)fDv»«. ttetittX.
lA-itoipttillrKtloiiiiou f.vleln th* (lityCltrk't
oiHrit.
ii .I.W. Nirnn
City Cl«rk
Mnri.iooT. !
Gream
Baking Rwder
Pure, Healthful, Dependable
Known everywhere and guaranteed a
alrfclly ureum ufiminr Unking puw'ifcj; no
alum—no ammonia—no phosphntic acid,
* ■ ■ ...  _   .. .
LoW'priced powders and those'which
do not give the cream of tartar
guarantee are  made from alum,
Of what use to give 25 ounces of baking powder for 25 cents if 8 of those ounces are alum?
STUDY THE LABEL
M .-'■#
FERNIE   LEDGER,,KERNIE, B. C, MAY n, 1907
.-       -    ■■ —' f^jr^L2L—^~*m  III. _■]     ■ ■»■ j...—TTT
SB*
A FOOT RAGE
II
But Burns Runs Him posse to Record
Time and Gets the Decision—No
One Anxious for Squires
l'oa Aneeles' May"8.—Tommy Buriis [set-his heart oh "meeting    Burns     or
.     ;,'.„.":_- *v:» vko^r«m^ohi' O'Brien'   . iii liis  first fieHt    in    this
f I.03   Angelas won the-beavyweight
aauipionship.  o.   . the    world    from
.   Philadelphia1'   . Jack   O'Brien  l*efor<*
c je Pacific Athletic club" here'.tonight,
*. /ter 20. routuhv cf. fighti»g  that^was
.   for the most pan a footrace. O'Brien
'olh" -nm away  ln-m- Uv ins ..from- the, first
rounh    to the fuiish,:and only occa-s
STOR
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slonally waa the,latter able to overtake' him." Wm'' O'Brien-'invariably
clinched with Bum? and held ou until the referee pried them apart. The
crowd hooted an J jeered O'Brien and.j
hurled'all sorts of raillery at him as j
- he raced abom "the ring.    .... -  ■
But very few blows   of   any  vigor '
<*'were landed by either-man, and neith-
'   er   suffered    any   apparant    damage.
Both . O'Brien't   eyes  were    damaged
„ and his lips wne cut open, but Burns
had scarcely a scratch. Bums shows-d
'  his disgust with the.tactics    of ..his
ojiponsmt  and. called to  him'   repeatedly in a.loud voice to "come on and
1 fight."   Burns, would, chase his   man
i around the  riii£,  O'Brien  running  as
- if im terror, of his antagonist.
11 Now ind then Bums would overtake jhini aad beat hhn on the back,
O'Brien attempiiug to .duck and dodge
'* away, until liuirt". weary "of the foot
J race, would stand in the centre of the
■ring with his' hards to his sides aid
- •Asj'iijf.'; for O'Brien to come to a halt
^11 his. race ■irquu-' the ropes. 0'Basil"'
landed many. • light • Wows   at. long
' jo-i*ogt,on Burns' head and face during-
ihis  capers  aboui  the enclosure,    but
, they,were absolutely -without effect. ,,
Clinches were frequent. The referee
fead the greatest difficulty in prying
\tbe • men "apatL. or,'" rather,' prying
"O'Brien, loose ficjtu Bums... The ref-
,. *ree. cautioned O'Brien repeatedly
'about his =  holding  oii    tactics  and
1   -finally told him hi must stop it.
Burns had all ihe better of the infighting,   and la Ctrl his opponent terribly about' the  face with short-arm
:v lefts. ' O'Brien's holding of Burns'
•glove prevented him using it in    the
•clinches.    ■_, -   '        ' f   ;    ,7 ,    ,
Eachr round was a repetition of the
•_-  preceding  olie. "Hums had  the better
O'Brien . in his first fight
countrv, aiiJ - is' disinclined to accept"
S.creckk 'us a compromise until it is
shown .absolutely . that .O'Brien or
Hums, will not meet him. In the next
place a-'dispatch' says, that Bob FiU-
simmons- and Schreck have been
matched .to .box"'at Tonopali on May
30, the'date on which Coffroth hopes
to present Sipiiies- to an'American
fight, crowd ot Colma.
..JKKKK.iES WIIJJNGV.
,. I,os Angeles, . May 7.—If Squires
makes good, ..Inn Jeffries will give
hini a nnttl-:* sonic time this winter..
Baseball
RDMON'TON  BLAKKS  MOSCOW.
"Moscow..: Idaho, May 8t'^-Shdwing. a
big reversal of form, Moscow was defeated m a one-sided game, score 8
,to o, by Deacon White's Edmonton
team.. Edmoiitm* earned' two of her
runs. Satiuel, pitched better ball
than the score" indicates. When .the
g«me was lost, he lobbed' them over
to the turn cf the card or Ike
chances of roulette so far as being
able' by, skill or experience or diligent effortto determine"* the result.
-But that isn'i life. Life is purpose
and plan and,skill and effort and wis-,
doin and cha'acter—these are the
things that dettimine the issues of
life; There i3n'l any gamble , about
it.    "
Mr. Gate3 should come uto Fernie
and learn "that nothing is a gamble.
There can be 110. gambling where the
certainties are all on one side. ,
- The man who runs the game, no
matter what it is gets .the rake-off,
and the, man who tries to beat the
game spends a useless life in-a vain
endeavor ti prove there-is a gamble
somewhere, in tho cinch game if he
only could lccate it. ■_•
The life of the average gambler is
one long, drawn-out fool's paradise,
where the end ot the rainbow is always just ."head of him. An halbitual
gambler is a useless, nay, a dangerous member < f society.
John W. . Gates -was not a Wall
street gambler; . he was one o. the
men behind  the table.
Moscow—
Gilbre'th, 3"-...
Mix, ss...'
Darrow, .lb...
Macholz,' If...
McLean, 2b...
Holman,   cf...
Drew,   rf	
Whalen,   c..._  ..
Samuels,   p .
Totals	
Edmonton—,
Adams,     cf. .
i^cimett,    rf...
Grimes,    ss...''
Baker,   3I1	
Lussi.    Sli	
Ford, .c... . .
Wheeler7' if..
Wessler, 2b,.
Crist,    p... t.
'   '.,    • a   I
Totals	
A:I'.
•    4-
■ .3
•"'•'3
..." A
. '■ 3"
..  3
. . 4,
.'.. ii
1.
R. !H. P.O.
0
o
o.
o
o.
o
o
o
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I
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6
1,
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. 1.
0
1
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16
1
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3
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8
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1   i
1
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0
2
0
0
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, 5.
-    ONLY    FOR   UNIONISTS.
D. Bertha, a restaurant man who
furnishes prisoners "at San Francisco
prison wilh nienls, when the prisoners are lucky enough to have the
wherewithal to pav has refused to
take me;*!:- tt* the non-unionists con-,
finud then* He stated that the
"trustees were union men who had
threatened' to busk all his dishes if
lie" brought anv food for the motor-
men ' and conductors. ' These were
obliged, therefore, to put- up with
ordinary prison fare .
 7-0	
The Agreement
(Continue:! fiom Page a.-)'
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Stolen .    bases—.Gilbreth,      Adams,
Wheeler.   Earned    rims—Edmonton 2.
j*- — ——— •—^      —  ,, __ _ %
of mnai   of .'then'.- whenever    he ,was|Siruek d«t--By Ctist,  4; by, Samuel,
Able to conaei his man and get at
him; O'Brien'called to bis seconds
something alwut his injury and shook
his head, in paii-. - a
jO'Brieu occasionally attempted'unfair tactics by holding '. Burns' head
under his arm and trying to use-his
dbow. The refer**' cautioned him
And he quit it. The 20th and final
round waa as tamo.as the others.
The betting was all in O'Brien's
favor. It staitod at 10, to 8, and at
it-he, hour of,commencement was down
lo 10 to 6% mi O'Brien. But 1 few
large bets were ' made. Bums , bet
$3,000 on-hinis?lf, mostly at odds of
io to 7. Hiiids weighed In at 17ft
pounds and O'Bi ien was eight pounds
lighter.
1) Before the l bt-'imiing of the fight
Rsferec"Eyton declared all, bets oil
under instructions from Manager Mc-
, Carey, of ihe Pacific,Athletic club,
Eyton said he was unable to give the
.reason tne this art ion.
'SQUIttES  LOOK".!  BAD  10  PUGS.
8, " Base on'- lialls^Off "Crist -4, -1 off
Samuels,., 2. Uotible plays—Edmonton. Passed -balls—Whalen 3, Ford 1.
Two-base -hit--Wessler. Umpiriei-iLew
Bradbury;' -        * •
Roosevelt, wit';, "'pitched for Fernie
two' years ' ago in Calgary tournament, is-doing good work in the liox
for  Hutle.''
Donovan, who was with Calgary
last year, .-cird'with Butte this season, is,, smiting the ball hard,. Last
Friday, he knock«*il out three singles
at the right time. He is holding
down second  and is fielding well.   ,
There have Icon good practices of
the Fernie basei.-al. players during .the
week, and some good talent has been
broiiglft ouf Theie is no doubt but
that a stronji aggregation will bt on
the line-tip this season and able to
give all-c<imi.rs e good game. All
players are requested to be out on
Sunday afternoon at 3.30,
 o \->
NEW WORK.
. Whenever any new work arises, a
price for. which has not been provided
for in "this agreement, on the request
of the company or the miners the
joint committee of t.the. Western Coal
Operators'- association and District'
Xo. iS of,the,.V M. W. of A. shall
meet' within ,030 days , after the "said
request and arrange a price. Meantime-and until such price has beea
arranged all men shall l>e paid upon
the day wage scale.
--  HOURS OF WORK. .
It is understood  that nothing hereV
in shall be held to afford any groundj"
against'' the  enactment  of  legislation
i respecting."   hours  of labor     in    - the
province of, Alberta..    '^..
TONTRTlCT    MIN ING~RATESt
' There.shall be added a 5 per,cent.
CENTHAL
HOTEL
Under new management
Well furnlahed rooms.   Thetableis
supplied with.the be6t the market
affoi-dV.,   Tl»e bar is supplied
witbi the best wines, liquors and cigars.
Jas. Severn, Prop.
of lamps aad, skill' of man, fc.25   to
$3.16, is hours.'
Lampman, t».7$ to >2.62%, 8hours..
Machinist,   ^fe.Je   ' to' $3.67}4,   "
hours. ,
Machinsis:a helper, "b.6^, 10 hours.
Ashman, Ja.a5..i'   hours.
Ashman, Ja.6'^, ia hours.
'.Wiper man, Ja.6aji,' 12 hours.
Coupler man. J3.35, 10 hours.
, Coupler boys, Ji.so,  10 hours.
Breaker oiler.  $3.63.4,  11 hours.
Washer   or   tippU oiler, Ja.63#,  10
hours.'
Breaker     pieker  boss,    $2.62%,   xo
hours.
. Timbsr frame   men, $3-15. 10 hours.
Box-car shoveller  men,   $2.62.4    xo
hours. „
BrtaKsr.,platform ' boss, $3.6254, 10
hours.
Breaker platform  men,  J2.36J4,    10
* 1
hours.
Breaker screen; men, $3.35, 10 hours.
Rock bank men, Ja.25, 10 hours.
Dirt bank mtn, $2.25, 10 hours.
Finisher after ,bci--car loader, $2.25,
la hours.   '
All  other outnide labor,  J2.25,   io
Special
AA
Telephone No.' 4-
Send your orders' for
'   Meats, Eggs, Butter,
Poultry-nnd ImsIi  to   -
*-*"    " " i}r
Dominion Meat Co Ltd.
•and  set  the  best ,of
service, attention and
.    satisfaction .".v.".
"'.,','       " "
.   telephone No. 4
'"wiw
In order to build up. the
Circulation of, this paper
another 1,200, we are
offering, for thirty days
Elk   Lumber Co.
Limited
nantifacturers of,
o
hours.
SCHEDULE, C.
Drivers, J2.75, & hours..
Diiversin wet places, $3, 8 hours.
Hoistmch, - $2.75 to J3, 8 hours.
Rope riders, -$2.75. '8 hours. "
Main  and  tail  rope  riders,  $3,    8
hours.        '',,..      , l ,   ,
SCHEDULE- D.
Coupler men, ..$3.63, 8 hours.
Coupler boys, $1.57%, 8 hours., -
Pushers,, $2.62,V g hours.
Loaders, $2.63,^, k hours.
' Buekers,  $3.63,"i, 8 hours.*
-.   Locomotive T engineers or motormen
helpers,' fa.6«^, 8 hours.
' Cagtrs; fa.6*3jj. b hours;
CagerJnii^fiiu$3._.8Ji!ours!
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Dimension
Flooring
Siding ;.
Finishing
Lumber &
Mouldings
OheYfear f ot* $1>50
f
All our   slock    is   last    year's
cut aiul well, seasoned    -
This ■ offer is gdod for
old subscribers as well
as: new,", provided present j subscribers have
paid their subscriptions
to date.
REMEMBER    $1.50    A   YEAR
Any time In the niext 30 days.,
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San Francisco, May 7.—Squircs, the
Australian,  h.1.1 given the California
.climate  a thorough trial    and    hns
•touml It to his liking.   It has   taken'
- >so kindly to him' that he has chnng-
<ed bis mind about waiting two   full
miouUis More accepting a ring    en-
^afcnMttt   wi   hns authorized   Promoter Coflrot'j Xo sign him up   willi
the, Winner of the Dunio-O'lJricn   nf-
lair fora contest on Decoration day.
It nemn8 to le a case of oaflier said',
than done,  li-we-ver,   Coffroth,    who
is ai' 'present    In im Angeles,   1ms
(ailed to secure the consent of cither
Hums or     O'Urien to a Decoration
day liout with Squires.   O'Brien gives
as   his    reusou     lhat   Squimi Is a
"tough mug,'' and .that two "tough"
fights  In the bourne of a few weeks
ure   too much     for any Quectishury
specialist,   Jftck nays he mny   retire
.after Iir Iioxcm Hums, or lie nmy .*"
to EoKland ami meet Gunner   Moir,
the infertile*- l.eiu;, that Moir Is not
.a "tough mug,'
4lum», when first seen by Coflroili,
#£!**] to meet the Australian mi
JJccorutloa day nl Colma and domnml
ltd 4 side 1>ct n( l5,ooo. As 8<|uires hns
jhad this sinoiini on deposit nt The
Binnin»r office lot betting puriiuiteii
*ver *rinee ht urrivod, It was easy
•Hough tt) cominu Tommy that the
side, wager would l*e forthcoming,
X<*t <i*> VuiU', ckuift't-0 'i',-. tiiiiiil
nud, refused to hex Squires, and un-
Uss thfre Is some change in the situation within the next few days, C\>f-
frotli. wilt have to nlmndoii Wh
wxhtxat ai u. coiiU*i titt-wwca .Sijwivv,
and the winner of the "niirns-O'Brk-ii
fight.;
Considering tlmt O'Brien nnd lliini!*
M. few weeks agr* were trying to slcal
,0 march on each other in tlie matter
.0/ arriingfn_j a mntclt with Squire*,
their preitnt attitude Is peculiar,
It may he thnt BMe Sfhwl., the
.Ciociiiaiti Iimv>weight, will he *e-
leeted to tot Scjhiirts. although jnnt
nt present there seems to be one or
■two obstacles in th* way ot the
w«t.   Io btjito with, fiqwrt*   h*d
"A GAMBIKK\S VIEW OF WFE.
John W. Gates says life is a
gamble, Everything in a gamble, he
says—the sowirj. ot the farmer, the
venture of the merchant when he lays
In his stocl: of goods, the work of
the mamifiir.turi'r when he produces
aheiul of his oi*oers; even tlw Issue of
a railway j6urm.y, which may'or may
not lie coiiipli'toil in safety.
ThiB is 01.I/ John's stock   market
hahit of     -fnylni; that life   and   its
issues ,iru iiuciruiiii.   He knows there
Ih ,1 vast diffi'iTHicc between the s|»cc-
illation iu  n.iirglns and  the farmer's
reliance upon the Invor of the   sen-
son's crop.   The  latter works    with
thu laws of nature to produce deslrod
results.   He kuowfc,  of course,    that
sometimes     imttiie    Is   unkind; thai
sometimes  force,  unfavorable  to his
pnrponk*  iliHturl'  the  oonditlloiiji    ol
Hiieccss—forj.-j     which  hu  in utterly
liowi-rlcss    tu   resist.     But, for all
that, hi- knoivn that the problem   of
success depi'mls in the long run upon
his own effort!' mul wisdom, and nol
upon   chnnn*.     An    occasional crop
failure does not iiieuu that he Is the
victim of cliiince.   It only means that
he shall llie iiioiccurcfully study the
lmi'ini'fl.H in liniid.- And to live extent
that he coincs tml understand it   tin-
»l«M»ii'til   r\f mirrloltily  U  rwinvBd.
Hn ll is In i.rti other so-called leg-
itlmiite  liui,nii!',s.   Nowhere    is     the
(Hsiinction -l-Hwi'i-n stock speculation
ami lugiiiiniitc hUHiiu-ss more clcuily
recognl/ed  llii-'i  in the street   where
(Vitc. h-m li.iif     Wm « tnnsj»lcnouh
fijjuri-.   Crv.t.i   i:i  the  discrhnin^Wnj'
U*t.   Nothing  plays bob no tfuicklj
witli a man's «e*lil  ns a reputation
for being /» simulator in stocks where
tht optralr.r is    at tli* mercy   ivot
merely of natural nnd legitimate in-
lluoncrs  .tifct.tin_i  earning  power,  but
of piwlH ninl ecmblnatlons   and deals
formed to ci.inUinct and deit«t natural and Intimate restilu. The av*r-
»^e    special* r    Uk*s   his   chanem
iigaiast  all  such  possibilities,     with
the  odds   ayatust   hint.     That's   n
gamble just a* much as tlte fortune
o! cards,   ''.hu a*.t»age man wlu>x*U
increase on contract mining rates:at
the' following mines:, No. 9i Coal.
Creek, No." 3 Michel, Lundbreck. and
Canmore". See-schedule' A. • .. .„.-; •'
OUTSIDE LABOR.
There shall be *acided an increase of
25 cents per day to' all $2 rates,, and
an increase of 5 pei cent, to all'rates'
of S2.50 and over.   See Schedule B.
 INSIDE,LABOR.. ,t
There shall be added ah increase ol
25 cents, a day to drivers, tail rope
riders . „ and lioistmen. See Schedule
C. At' dankhend, Canmore, Lund-
brcck and Ivilli* there shall be added
an increase of 5 ptr cent, to all other transportation men, and' tliose connected with the lit lulling of coal, this
increase .being given on account of
the longer hour* of work at thosa
mine*.., See Schedule D.
SCIIEDULG A-MINING RATES;;
Coal Creek, Mo. 9 ■«»<*• 5«# c«"ts
per gross ton.
Michel, Go. 3 xntne, 57ft cents per
gross ton.
Ivimdbrcck mine, main and counter
gangways, 63 cents per cubic yard;
nngle work, 57^ cents.
Canmore mine, No. 1 seam breasts,
5."7# per line il yard; pillars, 6.50;
skips, 7M%\ No, a mine, seam
breasts, $1,03 per lineal yard for
each foot in thickness; pillars i.3i/di
skips, 3.5"$; No 3 ntinCi WM"
lircnsts, S'77/{i pillars, 6.30; skips,
ito\{\     No. 4   mine,  seam   breasts,
AND
10
The! schedule rates under this agreement are .to be the minimum rates
paid;: but nothing in this agreement
shall,.be. construed to prevent the
companies ' froin,! [paying - higher rates
should they.;, no .desire. It is also
understood that where higher rates
havo. prevailtd'. no deduction shall
take place.  7 °
BEEmVE-COKE OVENS.
Ijeiv^liog;  and   drawing   60    ton
cb&rgir$i.y
' !I^evelling " and    drawing     50    ton
charge, J1.80.
Txiading, into box cars, less    than
3oo tons per "month. .16.
Steam locomotive engineers,  $3.15.
Motormen, fa.89.
r.orrymen, >3.3/i
Plasterers, $2.iy
. Carters and,cleaners, $3.35..
[   All. other,laborers, 10 hours. $3.35.
All charges to be large or' small
at Ute;dl«t«t'oii of   the   cokt   oven
superi«ten*i«it';
BELGIAN COKR. OVENSf
Ram cHginettteti, I3.15.
Chatgars, >9,6a^.
Clayers,, b.fa%,
Drawers, tl.tify.
I^oaden,  fa,36.   •'
BRIQUKTll-: PLANT.
Engineers, $-.6"'/,, to hours.
Brlquettsr, 5?.7«, 19 hodrs,
Briquetter's    helpers,     $3.15,     is
hours.
Tar mclter, $t.(>7'/„ 12 hours.
Uborer, to.Wi, 13 hours. ,
Tho Western Coal Operators: association, G. G. S   Mndsey, president;
Uwis Stockett   vice-president;  W. Y.
little, secretary.   The    Pacific   Coal
Co.,   UA.}  H   V.   McNeill,    general
n>iinag«r.       Thr; , Breckenridge-Kund
Coal Co., Ud., ,1. Breckeurldge, manager.   The We.it  Canadian Collieries,
f,td,,'0.  E.  S.  Whltesidcx,    general
manager.   The International  Conl &
Coke Co., I/td., I.'. N. Cmler,    vice-
president.     Tin*    Crow's Neirt Pass
Coal Co.,  Ltd    G   G.  S.    LIndxcy,
general  manager    Tlie  United   Mine
Work-rs of Amtrica,  District  18, Y.
II, Sherman, prtsidtnt; John Galvin,
viee-president.    A. McDonnld,   stere-
tiiry;     P.    Paltirson,    internatrlonsl
1/Onrd meml^er      The  agreement    Is
dated Mny '4.
I 0-
PACJ'F't-Gf
HoteB,  Hosmer
,   Open May .1
Kwrylhiiifj   new   anfJ
iip-io-date.
' Every Tircoinniodsilion
for the public, -.
Bar siorUcd with the
liiK'.sl in llie land
LABELLE
Propricl:or
NAPANEE
HOTEL
,   FERNIE, B.C.
Eoerij attention.
Rooms reaeroed by wire
f :THE HOME; BANK OF CANADA?! I
4 Watch it Increase.;. Ait.you have to ^
Wi do-.with  a  Savings   Account   i.s  to start  it  and"^
^ .keep it   going—then   watch   it   grow7 Doesn't   £§
M   take long, for' it  to counl   up  to! a considerable:   ^
W -amount-r^then  you- see," lhc, advantage-j-the  wis-   ^   ■■
^:;dom of saving.   *   " '  , ""..■- ^$
I $l Opens an Account with The Home Banh of; Canada 1
W; •        ■ -N   vm' i——        I       '   '    ';    "'•'   Ii   I- 1'   '   '        ". ±     ,
"I' .    J;H.MARSHALi„M^r., Psirhlc?1 Branch      W
THE GMJApmif B ANK
m co:
■EAO OFFICE, TORONTO
'-..30,p illars, fi.30, skips, 3''S<
SCIIKDULB H-DAY  RATES
IIOL'ttS.
Uottom men,  per day, $1.foy„
hours.
Klnte pitker boys, Ji.aj, io hours
Slnti* picker imti, >a.as,. 10 hours.
Car oilsr men; S;.as, io hours.
Cur oilor lio\*. Si.50, »° hours.
Tally lioys, Si.35, 10 hours,
TeninsU-rs, ?3,fi3"-„  xo hours.
IIIiu-k.sinitlH, Sj.67ji,  10 hours.
(.'iirpt'iitcru, 53.67"-,, 10 hours.
C.inciter's     ln-lptrs,    S3.o3|^,
lun.ru.
Power liotiKC cnKinw-rs, S3.<>7Mi
I; mr.s,
Tower     Iiouiii!    tnjilnuers,  13.15, 8
lOlll-H.'
Kan men, Sa.fts-v,   13 hours.
iioi»tin_* tii(;ii«i.s,  J.*..*^, fi iioui». 1   |}0r,n_{ me strenuous times in Ytr-
'i'.iih^iM it>rlwr.;, ?j.y, B lif-'ur.-..     n^t hiea *<o w*ne U\\it») whh   tlw
T.illrojJi!     Mi';liiiwr.s,      S3.^,    W
A pleasant  nomo  for the
truDeller.
T. H. WHELAN • Proprietor
.i-wvrctt'i
EHTADLISIIKD 1MT
B. B. WAIKER1, President
sLXt. LAiRI), General Munagcr
A. H. nUtXAND,' Superlutt-ndont of
Bnueh'e* \
10
13
«|>- «|*
W)c
l-oiir*-.
Tipple imglneers, $3.15* '° hoxxx:
I^Kirniotlvc    engineer's   helper    or
Pin-men, Sa.f-rJi. fi hours.
I'lrcmi-fl, Si.dyli, is hours.
Unit way car IiiinilK-r nun. S3.3*»( 10
' n rs.
' ipplc    iliuii|ier    nun,    $2.(12%,
h urn.
Tipple    'lumper    hoys,     Jl .50,
>i I'ir'J.
X',-r 'rrpAirors   $yt$, in hours.
lln-nVcr env'lnter, $3.15, 10 hours.
l-'un fireman, 13,15, 11 hours.
t.ninj'in.tn,  dfc(n-iullng  upon number
10
to
   „ .. Hlturd's
Mhtmrd's T.lnlmttt omd liy PhyiWsns. into that game wight u w«U   tlrnst   rri«-nd.
"".luuntut     I.uaifxruiw'f
prtaence of Sir William llulock, Mr.
feTatWfirle King;, all the operatmrt,
the full dist'iict heard and all the
jolly Rood newftpppei men, there wns
pKt*i«i inioojjh 11 Ail an* v«*f i*\»-it%
hit most busy Individual who heard
■early everything aM said nothing,
nnd eottM<qunt!y got nothing said
alioui him Thli was Hr. Glddms,
teeretniy to Dtpntj Minister King.
Mr. f»frld«iii fs * very im«.wiimifi|;
l*l mott nsefal end Indtutrlonx gtti-
tfe:uftii mo'I thoroughly .ichooled In
the srt of knowing mach and sayinj;
Uttlt.
The \Mg*t fs iadsbted to Mr. CM-
Ami tor maty litllt Viadoeasi*« which
ii %kh\\ sol totfi, mtnr that he and
M* snjtuiit an jw«*t frrm onr
ttidat.
tHopal
T&otei
jftvnte, 3D. <t.
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THK, BEST OF SBHVI-fiH
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OAUi AND 8KB
C. W. DAV15Y & CO.
Paid-up Capitol; $10,000,000
Rest,/- - - 5i00.0,000
Total Assets, - 113,000,000
Branches tUrouBhotitCaniula, and in Uw. United States and Ettttand
HANKING. HY-  UAlt »»
HoBinosfl may foe transacted by m^il<t*Hh*iiny br-aneh
ti tho BanSc.   Accounts uiay bo opcnul. and deposits
miidft or witivai'awn by mai!.   Evex*y attention Is paid
to out-of-town accounts,
Ferule  llrimoli °- »•   lld,t'   Mnnuirer
Sec Our Windows for
BARGAINS
A.    C      I   gpngj-r-fit-   Jeweler «nd Optlrlnn
ff» «J»
The A, Macdonald Co
(llf.idOll'iri*. Winnipi-u)
Hr.iiirlii'i.—VuiH-muvi', Ni-Im-h'i, Ffrnh'.
V,iliimilliin, a\\,i. f\ T\i-iu'i>i, \"tni.
fernie, B. C.
Fort Steele
Brewery Co., Ltd
1-VrnU",  II. 0.
Wholesale   GrtM«ries,   Flour,   Feed X:
Cil nip Supplii's
G0NNBLL & ROSS
llullderH and Contractor-*
EMlnutM cbeerfnlly «;lv«n and work
promi»tIy executed to the wtls-
faction of oar ea*tom«ni.
Ilrcwrr* of I'.*«rii  Fine Liijiei
mul   AeraleJ   Water-.
KotttiMl    Ooorls    h     flpnHiilty. ttril'S&ZLSX' ■S^Jt'>^--i.
i&X?*.Ttf&&at~1
LUUrVblMKMauMli.
•^SggS£2!&nttStttS&2^?J&^
t^M^iavctsriSltSlAK-iAtva. iCtVtde^
*,n»J)tfc*S^i"3s—■
m:
FERNIE   LBOGkR, FERNIE, B. OlAY 11,-1967,.
•-v-^v^^%%^-«fc^*w*v*»>""
I;   NOTICE!
1 > '. '      "
THE BANK of
HAMILTON
will hereafter,until.further notice,1 pay Interest on Sav-
. inffs Bank Accounts Quarterly Jus ead of soiiii-aniinal-
ly  as  heretofore.
DATES Of PAYMENT:
MAY 81st AUQUST 3lst
NOVEMBER 30th & FEB. 28tli
I. R. LAWRY,   AGENT
jo ■   •   c*
i Fernie   Branch j
will have a team which with Ian
year's expveu'c and training, will
be *q*aal to tfce b«rt.
Andrew Hamilton has been ' quite
ill during the week and unable to attend to his business.
G. G. S. I/indsey left for Toronto
Saturday to attend a board meeting
call-ad ior Thursday of this week.
Mr. aad Mrst I^ockhart,. Miss Mc-
Ktaley, Miss Mott and Messrs. Ross
and White went down to K'ko last
Sunday.
a  whole community
jiathy of
sorrow.
Chas. McNab, manager of the.Baker Lumber company, was in the city
Thursday.
, Mrs. Davies will receive at Edge-
cliff on" Thursdays during May, and
after the 1st of September.
A. B. Fenwick a»d Mr. Richardson
of Fort Steele, * were in attendance at
the Masonic' gathering ■' Thursday
Sight.      :'''.'
The  Muirhead  company
Tha "("task and   'Blairmore    junior ) while'having a full stock
Pickles
football teams
Wednesday,  in
' Fraak Paper.
played  in Blairmore
which  Frank  won.—
NEWS OF THE CITY
Dr. Monkman left for North Alberta Thursday evening. ,    .
Mrs. Lyons, of Sandon, is   visiting
- her daughters, Mrs. Gusty and   Mrs.
..Crawford. '
Mrs. Eckstein left this morning for
a visit to.Spokane and other Washington  points. .. o    -
\V. A.' Macdonald, K.C., of Nelson,
is 'attending the assize court sow in
session'in this city.
Thu city clerk has moved into the
new ollice, where he has much mire
room  and.better  light.
Mrs. Geddes entertained • a. number
of frii-nds Monday evening :u hum:
of her niece, Miss Cross.
The excavating for the new P..  0.
- building is " about completed, and
work on the foundation will soos begin. ;.    -'
• H. H.  Depew lias returned = to    li.e
, city  with  his  bride,  and  will   setiic
down  to double blessedness    ;n    our
midst. % 7
Dr. Cartwright has taken up his
abode with us, and has joined Dr.
Hiygins in the practice of his ,pio-
fessinn.' ^
u- *  ^
A total of"S259 in fines was diverted ' to the city treasury' through - the
=tcnder!oin=rouCc=cn Thursday-.^ Good=
money, this.   '
W. G. Purcell and' family left 'on
Friday for Wnrdaer, where Mr. Purr
cell will be permanently engaged .'.as
engineer.
Mrs. W. H. Whimster leaves next
WedUKflday to visit her daughter,
Mrs. Hargraves, at ,the Margrave
ranch near Walsk, Alberta.
Mr.   Sainsbury,   of    the    Mam "cm
„F»oe Prees, is still in the city gathering material for a write-up of Fii-
nie aind surrounding district.
Mm. Stevens, one of our old-time
residents, left for Vancouver yesterday. She intends to make her home
in the ttrminnl city in future.
Hoa. J. A, M&odoonld, leader of
His Majcety's loyal opposition in \the
provimiel parliament, Is in the city
attending tbe sitting of the assizes
court,
* i
Throat) crock Michel boys (.Ideated
the Pernio kickers in their first game
ol the season played here on the
recreation grounds, lost Halunkiy.
Store i-o.
Mr. Byers, ot the Calgary Herald;
De Graves, of the Albertan, und
Boyle, of the Toronto Globe, lsit on
the.eattlt-MntJ Tuesday evening, Thty
are s good lot ol1 boys, and the Ledger hopes to see them again.
W, A, Ingram is calling for,tenders
for tht etetioa of hit new Tire-proof
ImJIdJajr, of which we gave notice
Inst week, See his notice in another
column. Penile will score a record
year in the building line this season,
The Canadian Pacific railway ati-
iujiiii'x May tjth nr. the o|ieniig .'<( ,c
for Banff hotel, June i_jtli for Lnke
Ionise nnd Ittnernld LaVe Chalets
GlnciiT, Kleld, Hevelstoke, Hicaino'is
nnd North Deiid hotels opett the year
round.
The C. I', SL, company have gone
gardening at the ntntloti nnd .ire pre-
< priring  to ftow flowers and    trees.
,, This will 1* s welcome Improveinent,
aiul will udd greatly to the ippe.ir-
nnce of the new station and *ur-
roiindittgl.
> The contract for the removal of
tbe old buildings from the government tot has been let, and lh«*e eyesores will noon lie out of sight, lu
order that work on the new fa$,uoo
building can be begun, , The plans
have liecn deeided upon, und the
building is to 1* somnrhat <imil.ir
to the one at Greenwood.
The fire brigade rwers have been
rut twice with (heir little race enrt
this week, luskisg runs Monday nml
Turedny evwfSfs. It looV* jood to
see tae hoys sprinting down street
•gain, iin-1 (his tun*-fnl sport will attract m\ny sprctstors and rekindle
>n Intereit. In the nrlgedc. J. W,
Nnns, W. Vttrrtii, J. Kenny, C. C.
Wright, Milt Kustner, Bert Black,
J. Doyle, Wyytmbt, H, A. Wilkes,
HT. Cattail end Athsrs im taking
part, and out of end*  •printers  wt
Hon. Frank Oliver and Hon. K...
I^emieux are expecting to visit the
west and tour British Columbia during the summer. '
J. D. McBride and wife were guests
at the Hotel Fernie Thursday night.'
Mr. McBride is deputy grand master
Mason of the district-
J. H. Schofield, IL Pi P., of Trail,
was in the city Thursday night to
attend the Masonic meeting in the
capacity of grand master.
It. M. "'Proctor, of Vancouver, las
bees in the city during the week.
Mr. Proctor has purchased a sawmill
at Port Haney, near the terminal
city, and is once more a hoo-doo.
Read our cent-a-word ads. on this
page, and when you want anything,
have lost or found anything, or have
anything' to sell, advertise it in The
Ledger. Everybody reads -The Ledger"
all the way.
-" Steve "Manahan arrived from the
coast a day or two ago, and is
spending a few days in the city lie-
fore striking out for the Yellowhead
Pass country,  where he  expects ,   to
rusticate during1 the summer.     '
-*)
W. G. Brownlee has been appointed'
to the position of manager of transportation on the Grand Trunk system, made vacant by the resignation
of former Manager McGuigan, now
vice-president of the°Great Northern.
. Phelix Montelbiti, the man who
figured in the Blairmore townsite affair as the first applicant for . the
land, was'arrested in Macleod last
Saturday on a criminal charge, and
there promises to be still ..more developments . in* the ' now celebrated
ease.   " '   , " -       ,    . "
Mr. Lock, of.; the big liau oi Foley,
Lock and Larsen, Winnipeg was in
the   city    Monday,    visiting    W.     J.
.ilimsdeil and other=business=!neu—iii=
town. H. Hetcher, accountant
to the firm of Foley, Lock and Larsen was in the city'Monday-in company with Mr. Lock.
G. S. Roihfort,' accountant for the
coal company, has been critically ill
the past week with appendicitis. At
the week-end he was so low that Mrs.
Rochfort was hastily summoned from
Saskatchewan, At this time he is
much improved, and.is expected to
recover.—Frank P»per.
Immigration'Agent Dunlop reports
535 immigrants passing through Fernie to the prairies during the month
of April, Tbe interior department
has slso, as a result of the recommendations of Mr. Dunlop and others, arranged to have the old school
building at Macleod transformed into
an immigrant hall for,, the use of the
large number of Incoming settlers.
J. H. Schofield, grand master of
Hritish Columbia, paid Elk River
lodge, A. F. & A. M., an official visit Thursday night,-' in company with
Distiict Deputy' J. D. McBride. After
the regular business of the evening
had been completed the assembled
brethren, including several bntlircn
from other lodges, sat down to a
lionquet in the club room,,/from
which they did not rise until a late
hour,
Paul Manarino, who was sentenced
to life imprisonment by Mr. Justice
Clements last week for the attcmot-
cd murder of his uncle near Snider,
jumped through tlie car window last
Wednewduy neur Ashcroft while the
train wns running nt a high rate ol
speed. He lit head first on the rocks
forty fa* below and died In a few
minutes, Chief Bullock Webster had
liltn In charge, and was on his w,iy
to piece him In the penitentiary at
New Vi'Stminster.
The advice of General .Superintendent Drinnan to tho discontented miners nt Michel to go l>ack to work,
nnd his Htutenu-ul tlmt the company
ion Id not recogni/.e their proposed
n.-w union in consideration of the
agreement entered into with the
United Mine Workers, is an cvidt-iue
al good faith which will be fully np-
pKciated by nil well-withers of or-
'•nnlzi-d lnlmr, Th* tnlni'ri net ml
wisely in accepting his advice, unanimously voting to return to worw,
Ur*. Foster, wire of Albert Foster,
s miner, who resides in West Fernie,
died suddenly Wednesday morning,
Y&C "v*.d iful taut-ally mottled itum
a severs attack of typhoid fever,
which had kept her confintxl in the
Pernie hospital for tea weeks, and
wns In a very week condition. Mr.
Foster went to work is the mines at
Co-il Creek Wednrsdny monilnj, 'Onn
of her neighbor* now her aliout 8
o'clock, i,nt when the honse wns entered shout io o'clock she wssfonnd
dead in htr htrt. The funeral «*r
vice* u*ere conducted hy Rev. Kwnp-
U« tram the Baptist church yesterday afternoon at l.y>. Tbe young
hnebsfNl, who hue hnii such suiil'n
grief loll upon    him,   has the synv
this week,
o all general lines of "boots and shoes, . were-
compelled to bring in a shipment of
King of the River logging boots 1 v
express! They are Bole agents in Pernie for the' King of, the River.
John Gusty,- local manager for th?
P.' Burns company, has had his duties extended ^so that they call him U>
all the branches on the Crow line
from I.ethbridgc to Creston. He i« ft
for Lethbridge Tuesday on* his first
trip of inspection. Promotion ' always comes to those who earn it, Midi
Mr.  Gusty is one of  the earners..
A fire got started the other day iu
the rubbish piled on lots near the
reaidencc ol C. 0. Demonrez which
brought out the fire brigade in good
time and gave them ' an hour or two
of good work. It took nearly* 8oo
feet of hose to reach from the nearest hydrant to the fire, - and two
streams were played upon the burning, trash anh rubbish until all dan-
g-er was past,       ' %   ,
■ J. Y\ Reekie,■_of Detroit, Michigan,
father-in-law of Mr. Muirhead, is visiting his son-in-law and daughter, and
wil! spend a good portion of':he- summer in Fernie. He is delighted with our
mountains, which present- such a
contrast to.the St. Clair flats,..upon
which he is accustomed to ga/.e. Mr.
Muirhead has a brother from Chicago
visiting him loo, and it seems like •'.
family  reunion.
What might have been a serious accident occurred Thursday night about
9.30, when three young ladies, a buggy and a spotted horse got into an
entangling entanglement in the neigh-
liorltood .. of the fire hall. Although'
several of the fire boys were close at
hand,. the sighti of so many horse
heels and oFrench heels fanning tlie,
atmosphere drove the fire boys to
shelter, and had it not been for the
timely.- intervention of one whose business it is to be about at such times,
that'_ktcking match might still be
going on; There are some distinctly
silent people in town who _ are riurs-
■ing—bruised- plaees"and~showing"'-"xie~
mure faces.
.A - hotel* that furnishes- quiet,- con-
iriodious accommodation for its patrons is a. source of pleasure to the
travelling public.' Such a one is the
King Edward Hotel, of Fernie, corner opposite post,office.
avwve ens tu «* » n
Cucumbers,   Tomatoes;  Lettuce, Onions and all kinds
of fruit and vegetables
A fine assortment oi the besi
Chocolates always in stock
and always the,freshest
Ice Cream    Ice Cream Sodas
Tom Beck
ONE CENT A WORD ADS
FOU   SA.M5
IlKV H.li. KUMI'TONOKK-KltS HIS IIHUSl
unit fnriillurii li> .irlvitt.u siiln, IIoiihu |» nuxi
In llii|itlntit!iui'i'li, nil-ll
wlu"i-iiAfiK T"Jkmt7m'V"oii nisi 1 i-:s
for koiiiI IiiikmI niiili,   A]i|>ly ".!,"' I.iiiIuui
UU-:
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nml mil lnillilliii'M, villi 'lirmiinrt. Ints nu
IIiiwIiiihI Avii.iimur llm I'di'liiiirKiirnlii Hrnvr-
iM-v.   AiHilv In Fmnlo l.iulirnr, A KM
LOST ()» FOUND
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piiyliiif fin-mi. inll-if
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wlmrii lititwiiiiii (i,|» It, hinti<Jii nml Kilirncliil
M11I1I 1-iiii.n willi Imi-pin ainl willi l<tttnin,',||,N
iiiitrnivnil IIiitiioii. I'linlnr will In Miltahlv
rnwar-leil liy riitiirnlnu niiniii In LihIhiii- nl
Hun. mli.tr
I.0ST-AT THU PIHKNKAH MIIH.McIJ'OII'S,
11 ifnlil loukvt,  Klinlvr will Ik j Hultnl.lv rn-
wiiHinl nn ruliinihiK Niimu In .1. W. N111111,
Oltv lilinlt. m 11.tf
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iihoaui liimit niiilnln-iiim iiuiiii.liutiir lii-mii on
l-iilini lliinh nl MihIIi'Iiiii lint.   Pin"     "
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WANTHIi-OIIU.TOHO HKNV.IIA1,   IIOI'SI-:
wnrti.   Annlv I" Mm, W, S. Ki>iiv in 11 1
We have just" received a fresh consignment of Crosse & Blackwell's .Pickles,
Sauces and, Jams. See,our window for
the finest assortment of the above 'goods
ever exhibited in Fernie. .'.■""
Pay cash, live on the best'and e'njoy life.
Fernie, B; C.
OMALL daily savings accumulate.in a short time
^T* to big bank bills. Procure the best values obtainable by taking advantage of our cash prices.
VVANTliD—SMART BOY
to learn printing business.
Apply at this office.
Tenders Wanted
I'miiliM will Im rurelvml liy tint luiilcrclifiicl
np tn liny ti, llm7, for tli* i-nnntnictlwi (if 11
•llllll fill 'A', A. illKflMII.    Ituil'llim   In Im   iVlxH.i
fii(>t, two iiuriiyi.
Tomli-rn ttnj ckI'oiI fur iixciivitlliuf.
T«inlprii nrv i-aIIh.I fur itono unit XitlnXt work
T/-ni1i-r» »r«<'«|]«it fnrcm-fonter wurk.
TiiimUm urn onItO't fur plunililiia.
TuinltM mny I'i* n-mtlo inimrHtii dr In l.utk.
i.owii.t nt nny, tuiiiltir not ino«.»»rlly in-
iH.U-1,
I'lmn itihv Im nuilli nt llm Cliili I'li/ur Hturn,
KMtiu M tuit'lut. lo W.A.l'fuiUU,
vixrwKsr nini.iHNu xh ynu sale
Js JSlllridell^   Post Office Block
u t
URNS&CO
LIMITED
COLD     STOEAG-E
WHOLESALE
^.nsra -ebtail
Meat   Mrchants
,JS{     LWAXS a  choice, supply of Beef,
I    Pork,*-Mutton, Veal and''Lamb on
hand.    Hanis, Bacon,, Lard,  But-
|i" j    ter and-Esfgs.
OUR SPECIALTIES:-
lrresh, Smoked and Salted Fish; always a
gopd assortment. Try our Mince Meat,
Saurkraut and Oysters.' .     ''
:„m0m:.
YOUR  GRASS
mny not ha very Wi'iff yt*l,',. hut we are hound 10 have a,,little sunshine
soon.    . Coiiie in uiul select your      „ , "'
LAWN MOWER
whili:_ our" assortment is still complete.' Six sizes and styles to choose from.
Vou don't have 10 lake it---until you need It We also have a coniplte assortment of other lawn and-garden tools, hoes, rakes,-garden hose, reel, nozzles,
etc.    Come in and see
WMIfVlSTER  &
^V^e
"www^et"
NEW SPRING GOODS
Dress Goods, Organdies, Ginghams,
Silks, Muslins, Prints.
Ladies' Tailor Made Coats & Skirts
Ladies' Shirt Waists in Silk, Lace,
Muslin, Lawn, etc.
Headquarters  . for   Trunks,    Suit
Cases and Valises.
TheTrites-Wood Co. Ltd
Gents' Furnishings
We want this stock reduced before the carpenters commence alterations for our new department. Examine
our offerings and.see how far your dollars will stretch
around   big  values. ' ,, . r •* * . •
Campbell I Faultless Hand Tailored Clothing
for particular dressers. New season's patterns, cloths
and styles.   Satisfaction guaranteed in wear and price.
Suits $8.50 to $22.50
Kins of the Road union made
Overalls in black, blue and prey
"•ith or without bib,
extra ful! sizes      -fl*""*"!   AA
Per pair  $ | .UU
King of the Road union made
engineer Overalls in 9 oz doniin,
made with 5 pockets
and double sewn,' £ 4   A fl?.
per pair............. ^\ .g©
Straw Hats In the Newest Shapes
Men's Tuscan in very fine straw,
extra light weight, 7
popular shape      (Wa Cfft
price...;........:.:.-.. ^HQU
Imitation Panama, looks like
the real thing, its wearing
qualities equal to the 0% Of"
best. Price   ••■•&.CO
Telescope  hat tin   fine" straw,
bound edge and different colord bands,       d|   ah
price ••■■ l.aO
English  Straw, with'straight ■
brim, very fine braid, ■ v
exceptional value, £ a   f\f\
price  ^ I .UU
Men's harvester, coarse straw, '
very evenly braided,
wide brims, flfti*.
P'*»ce ;.... fcUC
Men's   harvester.' in    superior:
quality straw   and " ,    .
finish' apm :
price ;.:.. tOC
Working   6loves
Our ' Glove   values -are   winnersT
mentiou below a few of
Muleskin with wrist band,"- the
toughest   and   most  stub1 orn
*'wear resister made"      M*Z*k\'
price.      ...:. i|0C
Canvas gloves for light out-side ;
jmrk,Je{it.her_paIm_andIflnger	
tips                    '•
price	
20c
our' selections the best.   Wo
the different lines;.
Canvas" gloves, superior, quality of canvas, leather
faced ., "ttft^rfc
price   vU v
Clark's famous pecary hogskin,
_nAtfl-H_Tnv_ifaIurAti win np_
-nviC«-iui—iuu~m-Cui ",,'JH 'I—i »—  '
qualities. #f AP
price ^ I .9P
Boots and Shoes
Our  range of fine  and. heavy shoes  will   please the
j most particular.   Wg can fit you, and  the price will
fit your  pocket. .
Dry   Goods
Ladies' Knitted Vests with strap over shoulder,' made up   4 0%i^
.   of very fine yarns, price each ".-- J fi,**C
15c
35c
50c
Ladies'. Knit Vests with short aleeves, most suitable for
this time of the year, price each.' '	
Ladies' Knit, Vests, extra large size, superior quality
and finish, -price each ".	
LadieB' Lislo Thread Vests, handsomely trimmed with
"himvy lace, price ouch	
Silk Underskirts, with deep accordian pleated flounce, made np
with deep dust frill, guaranteed for three months 1£4 0\ t*f\
Prlco $id..du.
Silk Underskirt with self strapping and piping, extra       A JCft
full skirt in black and colord, guaranteed, price  OiUU
ttlack Moiro Skirt with deep full  flounces, exception- 0% r*f%
ul fine   quality,   prico  vawU
lilack Satcon Skirt that looks like Bilk and retains its A ■"_» m   i
fl     beautiful lustre until complotoly worn out, prlco  Qm f U   K)
'   '          .,ii ■)
Groceries
Wc search the markets for the best and most
appetizing1 eatables, our motto being the highest
quality procurable at  the lowect possible price,
35c
$2.00
tt t t • I t I I tf I I ) M* • If * • • Ht       tl*    llll   IIIHMIM    'III    llll    Ilf4
Griffin's Dolled Ham, so toothsome
por lb...
Western Potatoes, very lino quality
per 100 lbs.
MM        mi   IIKMIMMIIH   II   I        »M   HMIIHIMIM
Grocery Specials for Saturday
 •-• 2Bc
Force and Malta Viti^Hro'ikfaflt Coroal
Two packajres	
8 lb. tins Telly's Ton, iiigulur $1.20
8p6ClHl«-)*»'•') MMIIHIIII    nilHMflllMllll'in'MIMItlMKMIIilllll
$1.00
Royal Household Flour is
guaranteed to be the best
Use it.
Trunks, Suit Cases, Valises, Grips
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