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Volume XII., Number 20
It^ERNiiTB-C., WEPNESPffl FEBRUARY 22,
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sel and KeKlstrar, but both eit at a small
table not large enough for *nor,e  than
Alex. H. Watson of Elko haa been i
gazetted a justice of the peacn, I
Chief McMulIln returned on Tuesday
jfroim an official trip to Armstrong.
■yhe Eaet Kootenay Rifles will drill
atljrli' evening in Stork's opera house.
"Tiw.'-'-iilent salesmen" In Bleasdell's
store are aj-Qonjr the finest In the city.
The King Edward never has a chilly
day.   lt is always cjow.ded with guests.
Bespectable boarders wanted.   Apply
at Mrs. W. J. p#yi-,Palet<-.y£aue, next
hospital,
After spending the winter in Pembroke John McPq;-i*J4 has retu-riicd to
ihe city.
In Nelson D. J. Robertson & Co. tiave
their furniture stored on both sides of j
the street.
.     Tbe W. C.  Hamilton Co. is  busy
■these days with the arrival of Fit Reform (roods.
Cbeer up and greet gentle gpring by
wearing; a new suit made-by J. C.
ilutchlnson.
J. A. MacLean left Arnprior a fow
days ago for the West, and 'will bo in
Fernie next week.
If  Brutus  had lived jp Fernie he
-would no doubt have killed someone
.over the posto'Iice site.
Trains from the West havo been late
', Jhis week, something; ununual for that
direction of the C. P. R.
The first regular mail from Spokane
over the Crow's Nest Southern and
{3reat Forthern arrived In Feruio last
night.
In Fernie spring is In the door tbis
-week, much to the delight of those who
fiate to see, the toernjqn-oter always in
{be cellar.
The Odd Fellow-- will celebrate their
anniversary In Fernie by on At Home
\a their hall on Thursday evening. All
brethren are invited to attend.
The new Episcopal church In Fernie
mill bo opened next Sunday.    Arch-
„  deacon Beer, assisted by the clergy of
fhe district, will conduct tho services.
Mr. Henderson, chief architect in this
province for the Dominion government,
: took a list of postofflce sites in Fernie
jast week.   None of them are next to
(his oflice.
-* - "WtaVaEltoVoaiiCTa. U -na*t -rAWlag Tbo
Tribune lo Nelson, lie. treats all editors who call upon bi-~a to a ccp of tea
-brewed on tbo office stove. He" con-
plders this safer than tbe wet goods put
tip in long-necked bottles.
The Carpenters and Joiners pf the
iLoeal Union of Fernie desire fo notjfy
all contractors and tbe public generally
*,hat they are only working eight hours
a iday after April 1st, next, instead of
ulooas heretofore. E. Rice, Rec-Sec.
In last *vpe{r.'8 Isaijo, in report ot
county CQi*xj proceeding, S. S. Taylor,
K.C., was given the credit of the defense of Gib"-)*, instead of L. P. Eckstein.
The mistake occurred in transcribing
from notes taken *n, $ tmi-ry tit government oflice.
The ladles of tbe Baptist church will
gi?6 a social and concert in the Eagles'
hall on Monday evening, February 27.
In addition to a program ol vocal and
instrumental music by the best local
talent refreshments will be served, and
a govd time Is assured to all who attcti-j.
Tbo admission is 25 cents. 1
Several valuable cats bave recently
been poisoned tn the city and tho owners thereof are naturally indignant.!
The setting out ot poison for cats, dogs I
and other animals lit serious matter,
and punishable upon conviction with
two to seven years In the pen. Local
detectives aro working upon the recent
pases in Fertile.
Tho regular annual meeting of thc
jdjarebolders of the lort Stoclo Browing
Company, Limited, was held at the
hear} offlce of tho company here 011 the
llth Inst., whpn a Ypry satisfactory
annual report wag put **e'(qre tho directors sod a very rpnruncratlvo dividend
declared for tho 1111706 months euding
December 81st, 19(>}.
COUUT HOUSE WINTER.
tion between all parts of the valley and
the line of the Crows Nest Railway and
the Great Northern Railway to Spokano
These lands sell for from $2.50 to,%1 an
acre,.and T G. Proctor, Nelson, will
supply further information.
THE HOTEL FEKNIB.
two persons;
That a cloBet 6 ff. if ]JB JEt. pajrtlally
filled with shelving/adjoining the court
room is used for Judge's chambers.
That the business o( the court ia pon-
slderable and is steadily growing;
And that both Judge and Counsel
have complained of the inconvenience
and  miserable arrangements   of  tbe
place.
The Board therefore rcquesta^that the
Government of British Columbia proceed forthwith to erect a suitable court
house in Fernie and that until the com*
plotion of the same, rent aud fit up one
of the halls in the city for court purposes.
The Board directs that a copy of this
resolution be forwarded to Mr. W. R
Ross 1VJ. p. P. witb the request that he
place tbe same before the proper de
partment, and likewise urge that an
appropriation bo placed on the estimates
at the present session for the building
of a proper court house in Fernie.
Moved by S. "Herchmer, seconded by
A. H. CrooV
Whereas It is most essential that a
resident county court judge be appointed
for Southeast Kiotenay; and
Whereas the Ft-r'nie electoral district
is raoidly growing and new business
interests are being opened up; and/
whereas it has been shown in the-past
that a great deal of inconvenience is
experienced by not having a county
court judge.;
Be it therefore reeolved, that this
board stranglv urge the Domjnjon and
provincial governments to have a resident county court judge appointed immediately for this district, and that Fer
nie be recommended as the place of
residence of such judge, and that copies
of this resolution be sent to W. R.Ross,
M. P. P., and W. A. Galliher, M.P,
and to the Fernie Liberal association.
Moved by Mr. Eckstein, seconded by
Mr. Cree. that W. R. Ross, M. P. P.,
be requested to urge the government
to establish a supreme court registry
at Fernie.
—S. Herchmer was appointed to compile information as to business done by
county court in Fernie, -..   -.
Mr. McEvoy was appointed delegate
to thc meeting of the Associated Boards.
thc playing bad lasted B'ev.'i. i.iinutns
jiesoLLred/orRo,6lan...   Ka«n.r
eent   to the finci; for
A few minutes later
was struck on tins
,     ■   .   -a ...1* a.     a     hi irn     i*--—     ••■* ■*    ■"-     •">
right
of Fernio was
rough checking,
in a mixup Kaetnsr
leg wivh a stick and had to
The Hotel Fernie opened for business
las Saturday, and it certainly Is a credit
to Fernio and its proprietor, S F. Wallace. The. appointments aro elegant,
and the rates 82.50 a day. The house
is lit by electricity, heated by steam,
and its 46 rooms lack nothing thai-
makes life pleasurable to all who dwell
thoreip. TomRookesis manager and
to the initiated this is suQicient. Mr.
Rookea has been between Lake Superior nnd tho blue pacific for tho past 27
taken to the dressing room. ApI.jm
cian was called in, and- ho.n-1, lie ,„
jury was a serious one; it was h.iallv
decided tbat no bone bad hi,-,, .frac-
tnred. Thto delayed the-play Miout ten
minutes. . .   -'
I„    seventeen    m-nu-*
scored.    Shortly afterward
was
Jlowartli
the' .puck
sent upto'the Rowland jroul liut
was prettily Btoppcdby||leCr.:ary.:rhcn
McCreary made a long ift-11.01, would
imvo landed" the puck in tl... middle 0
Fernie's netting had norM.ll.-r stopped
it with his knees. Jom^on * as sent
to the fence for too Btronuous checkii.tr;
A. moineiit later Hood was sent to thi-
will In- an. important product in this-
province, -Mr; Jones last year located
several important zinc claims on "Vancouver Island, nnd also owns some fine
land oi. the west coast of the Island.
HeknoWB more about zinc than any
other .man in Canada, and will make a
success of the plant at Frank,
THE PAY-ROLL.
years and is ono of the best known meu A moin	
ItilhoWest.   During that time ho has fence for rough play, ""-le gm off the
moved trains by electricity, been flnan- fence in too short a time and was repri-
ciall-* crucified by'Qro in. Winnipeg and; '      '    r    "'""'
for five years guided the destiny of the
Cranbrook Hotel in Cranbrook, and
has handed the pen to nearly every
commercial man in the west. Under
his guidance thi star of the Hotel Fernie will never be dimmed by adversity
nor the guests ruined by dyspepsia or a
lack of courtesy. Shortly after the arrival of Mrs. RoDkos a'public reception
will be given to the citizens of Fernie,
THE HOCKEY MATCHES   ^
Tlio, Crow's Nest Pass Co paid the
following amounts last Saturday for
work during iJauuai-y,-at their mines
and coke ovens around Fernie:       jfcy
Coal Creek....: ;.. ....$70,786 CO
Michel..........  37.1W8 75
Carbonado  .'. • • • • 18^09^65
............. Sl'25,910 00
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THE ROSEBERY PLANT.
Copy of a resolution passed at 1 gen-
prat meeting of tho Fernie Board of
Trade held on the 17th of February.
*005.
•BE IT RESOLVED that this Board
i*ospectfully call the attention of the
Government of British Columbia to the
**are8,slng need of a Court House at Fernio.
In doing so, tho Board begs to submit
that an examination of tbu business
transacted In tho Court House and
{Small Debts Court |\ero *j*lll bo found to
bo far greater than at many places iu
the Provlnco where Mutable Court
IIoubos have long s'.ico been erected.
That at tho pi cacnt time the place
used for a Cou'.t Houso is also used for
a council chamber by tho Fornlo City
Council.
That tho Caiunty Court Reglst'ar oc-
cuples an oflice jointly with tho Provincial Police in a "ntiarnto building from
that iu which court Is hold;
That tht; area of the' court room Is
}5 ft. x 25 tt. of which tl ft. X 15 ft. aro
taken up as an -.iidiencc room;
That them Is no de»k room for coun
'"* "?<T*B'<*'f& irO*«"Trt'AKOi*CBBB."
The Kootonay Valleys Company havo
for sale some 20,000 acres of land ir. the
Kootenay valley. This valley lies between Canal Flat, near the source of
the Columbia River and the International Boundary, a distance of about 200
miles, varying in width from 5 to 15
miles.
These lands wero carefully selepted
upon the formation of tho company, before tbe pouiitry was opened up for settlement and the railway companies had
located their grants and are therefore
among the choicest in the valley.
Generally speaking, this valley has
been described as "ono of tbe prettiest
and most favored in the province, having good grass and soil, a fine climate,
established mines, excellent waterways
and aq easy surface for road making
Several cattle ranches and mixed
farms have already been established in
the valley and have proved successful
while a large part of the valley is also
adapted to fruit raising.
The lower lands have a luxuriant
growth of grass, and the upper benches
which are mostly covered with open
scattered timber, afford good shelter and
feed for cattle and horses.
The soil in the upper oenches, through
out the valley is generally light and
sandy, but the manv creeks falling into
the Kootenay River afford easy means
of irrigation, which, where it has been
adapted, has given * excellent results.
In tho bottom lands the soil is heavy
and well suited for raising grain and
hay.
Oats, hay and roots of all kiniis grow
to perfection in this valley, while apples
plums, cherries and -.mall fruits are being successfully mieed, but it is not
adapted for wheat growing.
Tho local markets are already established. The towns of Fernie, Morris-
sey, Cranbrook, centres of coal and
other mining and of the lumber trade,
aro rapidly increasing in population ami
readily lake all the 'p-oducu tbat hae
been tjaisod in the valley. There is an
increasing -Jcmand for all the hay and
oats that can bo produced, and logs,
ties and mining timber are readily purchased by tho saw mills, railway com
panics and mining companies. Upon
several ofthe company's blocks thoro Is
enough standing timber tc, pay for thc
cost of the laud.
At the samo timo, this valley is olmost
the eastern limit of tho fruit growing
district of British Columbia and the
rapid development of the prairies and
the settlement of tho Northwest, whore
fruit cannot bu grown, ensure for the
(uturoan almost illimitable market.
The Kootenay Central Railway Co.
has a projected lino of railway running
from the Crows Nest Railway to Golden
on thumaln tinu of the Ciiiiiulinn Pa-
eilie. Tho final survoys have been
made and the li.10, the early commence-
ment of which Is assured, will traverse
the whole of the valley of the Kootonay
and affprueaay means of coiumunlca-
The following account of the hockey
matchesiin which the Fernie boys played
is taken from the Rossland Miner:
The Rossland team was put out of
the championship hockey tournament
last evening by the Fernie seven, tbe
score for the game standing at live to
three in favor of the aggregation from
the coal miuing town.   It must be said
that the   visiting team is a splendid
one, that there was not a weak point
in it, that the forwards, the defense
and the goal keeper were all good, and
that the players worked together as au
almost   perfect  unit   in   combination
playing, and under such circumstances
it was no great disgrace to be beaten.
On the other hand tho home team was
unlucky in its shooting.   Hood, for instance, twice hit tha right hand pole of
the goal and had the puck gone the
other way on both occasions he wonld
have scored,   *5orae of the other players in the Rossland team had equally
bad luck in shooting, misBing -the goal
by a few inches, by either goiug over it
or to one'side.   There tvore times when
the home talent, discouraged by the fortunes of the game going against them,
indulged.In rough play.. Kastuerwas
struck on the right leg by a hockey-
stick so bard tbat for a time the surgeon who attended to bis injury in the
dresMng room  thought tbo limb was
fractured.   Qf course  there  were   reprisals on the part of Feruio, and at
times the gamo was rouj-her than it
should have been.   The playing was
very rapid and waBgood lively hockey,
eo good that the large audience, which
must  baye   numbered    1200   people,
cheered and shouted itself hoarse.   In
fact the applause was almost continuous during the game, .
IJowarth, Wilson, Hood and Mc-
Creary played well for the home team.
The visitors pUyed an even game, but
Kastner was evidently their star.
Iu the first half tho game started off
like a cannon shot, and tbe puck was
kept moving aud in the air a considerable part o( the time.   After a minute
of strenuous playing Smith made the
first goal for Fernie.   Then there en-
laued a titanic struggle to score, and
the playing was of the  most intense
| sort until Wilson scored for Rossland in
three minutes, evening the ecore. .Smith
of Fernio put his team one goal ahead
by scoring four minutes later, and the
rootera for tho coal mining town went
into  the  air,  so  pleased were they
home defense got busy and played a
strong    aggrassBivo     and     defensive
game, and it was twelve minutes before Fernie again placed the puck in
tho netting, which was neatly done by
Fraser.   Hood made two tries of lifts
from within thirty feet of the goal aud
struck in both instances the outer edge
of the right goal post.   The Rossland
rooters   shouted  "hard  luck* but try-
again."   Wilson also shot.direct on the
goal from center Held and  was blocked
by Dal.nago, who played point (or Fernio. Howarth and Griorson had equally
bad luck with tho two or three shots for
tho goal which they essayed,
After twelve minutes of speedy and
eood play Marlin of Feruio scored.
Shortly after this Frasor of Feruio
broke his skato and it took three
minutes to replace it. Then playing
was resumed, and in eight minutes
Martin of Pernio put tho puck in tho
goal. Tno remainder of tho first half
was full of excltoiuont Howarth and
Hood did some spectacular playing, but
failed to score, and the game stood -1 to
1 at the end of tho first half.     **    -
The second half was as full of interest
as tbo lirst. In this portion of the
game Rossland scored twice and Fernie
once, but tho loud obtained by Fernie
iu tho first half could not bu overcome
In oue minute after timo was called for
tho second half Hood was carried off the
ico. Ilo ran into the (encu as if lie
wore shot from a catapult, and he ivas
badly hurt.
A t-crlnunngo which extended from
0110 goal to the other was kept up for
threo minutes, and in this period the
Hpot'd was m rapid ns it was in tho
fastest part of the first half. Them
was some wild shooting during this
period on tho part of both teams.  After
manded by the referee, rheii H-.nd
broke bis bocke-y stick and l,-.lt the ice.
After a few minutes Kastin-r s leg was
again hurt,' .and an .lutcrini>.,if.n was
taken of several minute" to allow nim
to recover. The final st-on- ol tho ga.,,..
was made by Martin of rerun-. Hay
lasted only a short time.aU.-r this, n.u
home team gallantly tried to retrieve
its lost fortune,* but could imt again
score. At the close the;nore stood 5 to
3 in favor of Fernie.
Nelson last night..pr^ed its title to
the championship of Briti.h Columbia
in the final game ot the; l.-.cki-y tourna-
ment by defeating the Fernio team by
a score of seven to-four. There weie
nearly "wo thousand; people 111 the
ekating rink, and there were none who
wero uot willing to admit that it wa,
tho cleanest and best hockey game that
has been played this wa:.o,i iu the
championship series. *;But one man was
sent to the fence, Armjftage, of the .\el-
bou team being reproved lor chocking
Kastner too roughly.! Mr Ka-tr.er 11.
speaking about tbe incident after tl.e
.-ame was over declared that he »>
certain that Armytage did not hurt him
inteiitionallv, and that ti..- slight injury which he received was due to an
accident. Tbis shows how clean tlie
game was and how free it was from
Work will bo shortly resumed by the
Monitor Co. upon the zinc enrichment
plant at Rosebery under the superin-
tciKlance of Charles Culver. Last
spring he remodelled the Slocan Star
mill,.aud has just completed the
concentrator at tho Cork mine. His
past work is a guarantee that the Rosebery plant will ho an unqualified success.
slugging or -'rough house" playing.
The poison team was iu the best of
form, had the advantage of a reiat of a
night, had watched the Feruio boys
defeat Rossland 011 the previous evoning, and had agreed oii a plan by which
they would .win. Their superior weight
and tbo slow ice
tago, too.
When Referee V
Kastuer was^tart ^r, thB..tin
the puck and tor'
goal, and in ten
scored for Nelson by
tho   face off Fernie
and  Ka.-tner   scor.'ii
their advanced for the
Uo-U.ei»<-ured
.•nr Fernie's
Archie Bishop
'short drive.   At
ecured tbe puck
in five aecouds.
Dog Kucoh.
Last Saturday tlie dogs driven by
Rabbishaw, Todlninti-r, and Koch won
the prizes. At 8 p. in. next Saturday
another race will take place, starting
from the Presbyterian ohurch and ending at tho Napanee. Three priz^3 will
tie given and the boys'should get out in
large "numbersand brjng plenty of dogs
in order to have fun.while the snow lusts.
Local Pointers.
No council meeting last night owing
to lack of I'liorum.
Boits—At Fornie Liuiibi.r Co's mill, on
Monday, Pt-brua'ry '20th, Mrs. Thos.
Foisy, a son.
The RusMund Miner mixed the names
of Martin and Kastner in reporting the
hockey matches iu that city.
The stock and fixtures of A Mathison
are to ho sold tomorrow under a writ
issued in favor of Simpson, Hall, Miller
ScCo.
George Horton sold a great many
cigars in Fernie recently. Last year
throughout tbo West he sold 700,000
I3lm; Prize cigars in addition to his
other brands.
A local doctor had fifty visits from la
grippe   victims    in   one  day.     This
trouble-'ome  visitor   should    bo  prohibited  from  entering Fernie
any conditions whatever.
A.ieport reached Fernie last nieht
that tho Limited on the Northern Pacific had been wrecked east of Spokane,
under
oi
The play became fast and exciting and
lasted for two mii.uus "when Dalmage
scored for Fernie After the face-off
F. V. Thompson accidentally scored
forFernie.l ;   -
' Armytage was sent to tho fence for
checking Kastner so severely that his
nose waa tlU near li!>eyo and an intermission of three minutes was taken to
allow him to re.-uwrate. The fifth
goal in the game was shot by Bishop
with a long lift fr-.m center. It was a
very prettv trick, and ithe applause
testified that the spectators appreciated
it. The play began to slacken from the
high speed" which vaseo great and
after a few more sirimmages. which
were not very rapid, the first half was
over.
In tho second half the pace at the
start was lively,   Tte Fernieites put
up a strong defensive.game, as if. they
had determined to keep the score down,
and after eight minutes F. V. Thompson scored lor Xelduii. The Nelson boys,
by this time had laka-n tbe full measure;
of their opponents, and realizing that
the   Feinieites could not always successfully   check  them, they kept  the
puck most of the time near the danger
point of tbeir opponents' goal.   Army-
tage, after a striiggl-' that was full of
exdting  episodes  and  in which   the
click of the sticks and tbo striking of
the puck with great thuds against the
sides of the rink c.utld be heard above
the applause, score! in two minutes for
Nelson.   In a moim'i't the struggle was
resumed more H«w-.*- •--**-- t*ve'* -1,e
men from the coal mining town felt that
i thoy  were   being  l'.i*».v  beaten,   but
made strenuous   attempts   to   regain
ttioir lout ground." 'try as hard as they
might, the Xul.-i'ii men kept the puck
during this perio.l c!'>-e to the Fernio
goal, and in eight aiiaatea Armytage
again scored for N<'^'--   Tw(> minutes
later Archie Bishop scorod for Nelson
and one minute llst'ri'ifterFrascascored
for Fernie.   Sluuily -iR"  the second
half camo   to  an <':>■ without cithor
team again scorini*.	
THE FKAXR SMELTEU.
and that all the available surgeons in
that icity had beeu called to attend the j Laren Lumber Co.
wounded .
The •Wain tunnel on tbo Transeai--", camp, and when
tne t-sw 1.1.11 .  , hiniseH  a   titjjgeheck for
■ From The Tinier.
Tom Roach is now giving employment to 22 men on his timber contract with the Frank mine.
W. Ryan left on Tnesrl-ay for Cranbrook, where lie expects to locate for
a while.
George Atwel! is now push ing cocktails across the mahogany of the
Blairraore hotel bar to its many customers. ■".-"■'■■'- ^- ■ ■
Neil Mclnnis, who is now running
the Alberta hotel at Pincher Creek,
was in town Thursday renewing old
acquaintances.
J. E. Woods, of Prank,, who hns
been spending a few weeks at his old
home in Quebec, returned Sunday.
Last Saturday was the coldest day
so. far this year, the thermometer
registering as low as '_•_■ below zero.
Tuesday the Turtle hockey team
again went down to defeat on. the
rink here at the hands of the Pincher
Creek team by a score of 5 to 1. Tlie
Turtles have this season certainly
lived up to their name and will crawl
in at the tail end of the league with
the booby prize secure in their pos
session.
A Missouri lapcr announces that a
woman cannoi nut into. society hi
Coleman unless the decolletto of her
gown extends down to the third knob
on her backbone, while she is not
admitted into Frank's 400 unless it
extends to the sixth knob. The number ot knobs for Blairmore is not
mentioned.
The trouble at Coleman i* still un
settled, although it is hoped lhat the
minor differences that now stand in
the way of an adjustment between
the mind's and the company will
soon be adjusted to the satisfaction of
both parties. A meeting of the
stockholders  of the  coal   company
was held in Spokane yesterday and
the matter laid before the meeting
with what result is not known here
yet. 1
~"L,a*ft BataTA-ty. J.   NaWa-xiU -natA-a^l
before Inspector Davidson on a charge
raising a paycheck'on the  Ale
It appears thut
was a timekeeper at the No. ii
he quit he issued
larger
tacked an inoffensive Chinaman and
gave him a bad beating betbre thoy-
left hinialone. AChinamanisa human
being, and yet there are some of
these yourg follows who imagine that
they are privileged.to throw locks at
a' Chinaman whenever they get a .
chance. Such boys" would beat" a
dog, a horse or abuse thuir-mother or
curse their father. They ■ need a
touch of die law.
Robert Cameron, morcf-ainilhirly
known us "l-'ciitty," died on Wednesday morning at the 9t. Eugene hospital. The funeral was held today
at the nn.lertakin1*' rooms-of W. H.
Beatty, Kev. Heuc-aui ifliciaung,
and the remains interred in the Cranbrook cemetery. Scottv wus a great
favorite ab..ut the Cranbrook hotel,
with which ho had been attached for
several years, and there were many
in town who heard of his death with
a pang of Sunow and breathed a
wish that- his soul would rest in-peace
for all eternity.
EAST KOOTENAY. iJINIX'G
casian Railroad is located at an altitude, —
of nearly 1.000 feet and is two and a! amount than the company claim he
half miles in length. It has been com- j was entitled to and cashed it at one
pleted in four years. The average ad- j 0f our hotels. .Alter hearing the evi-
vance in twenty-four hours was eighteen' d(J1|Ce IuS[,ector David-sen committed
feet* .    j him to Macleod to stand trial at the
An electric winding engine of unprc-; N|,stj tcrul 0f wai-^
cedented sizn has been iustalh-d at the
Gotscnkiri-hen Colliery, 'Westphalia.
Two electric motor-sare employed, each
of 1,-WO horeepower; and 1,000 tons of
coal are hoisted every six hours from a
depth of 1,650 feet.
Although Hat ropes have been extensively employed in Europe, for hoisting
from deep shafts, they have never come
into general u«e'in this country. Excepting isolateil examples, they are to
be found here only iu a few districts,
such as the Tant|e, of Utah; Cripple
Creek, in'Colorado; the Cnmetock. of
Nevada, ami at Butte Moi't At Tan-
tic and Butte, there is a strong piejit-
CKAXBKOOK
(From the Hernial.)
Standard Lumber company
meeting last week
dividend ot "25 per
(From Fort Steele Prospector).
Another lead smelter furnace, with
a capacity ol 250 tons ter day, is being built by the Union Iron Works
at Spokane for the Sullivan Group
.aiming company.of Alaryoville.
Some action should h_ taken to
have the steel industry establisht.il
in British Columbia. In East Koote-
nav, Vancouver Island and the Pacific
coast are large deposits ot iron ore.
The .steel indu.-try is one of the most
important known tor the employ ment
ot labor.—Kootenay Mail.   .
Sullivan Group— \Vork on this
group 01 mines is progressing nicely
under tlie management of James
Finley. It has not taken much time
and expense to put the mines on a
shipping basis. There ia no doubt
but the company will soon havo tho
mine in ahape to be producing from
150 to 230 tons daily.
North Star—Neil SIcLeod Curran,
1 marager of this mine,   is  meeting
with,good success in taking out sbi**-.
ping ore.   His wbrkraeu "arV'con"
sinuously prospecting lor new bodies
ot ore.
If the Kootonay valley had'."adequate means of transportation, a
large number of companies, _,nti**
afraid to spend money in honest'-work
would improve their properties to a
shipping basis.
Tiger-Poornian—Operations at this
group ot mines hnve been carried on
extensively during the past year.   It
has been developed by tunnels, which
have intersected tbe vein at a total
ilt-pth of 700 feet, which shows about
three feet ot i-hipping ore. The owner
will   resume development  work  as
, soon as the season  will permit ol tak-
| ing in necessary supplies.''
I    Preparations are  being made for
the   Bull river
The
held its annual
and declared a
cent.
Mrs. AnnaTinrns Remind died last jan act've stllrt  on
Thursday" in this city and the funeral \ ()Iai.cr mines, which  have  been par-
was held at St.   Mary's church Sun-! ti;(1|y  oloSfcC*   during   the   extreme
iday. icold weather, for tiie resumption of
'   "David Griffith" of" "Wild Hor-je left | work.   A small force lias been busy
list Saturday lor Victoria on pa rsonal i with the preliminaries for the im-
bnsiness.     Ue  will
dice iu their favor, the practice in these 1 (l.-((.lu- William Fernio
districts having pr.-hal.ly been largely
influenced by that of the older camps.
visit    his   old
while at tin-
capital city.
„  -— Vic Rollins, since taking charge nf
The bank of Frauci-keeps somothins-l ,     .   ,     .   ,, /s„„„i,..   1.   1, ,,1   ;.
,.,,,_,, ... • (the desk at the Cranbrook  hotel, is
like 200 collectors in  its  constant  em-;      -   .   .        , ,     ,.,,/«,«..,   ..
,„      n ... ' negotiating  tor the $2,000,OX) dm
ploy.   F.vcrv morning: these men go out 1 ,        M    , ,. ,   .       ,    ■
- •■■      .... __  .,.„,!moiul   recently discovered  in   the 1
of S-'Uth Africa.
Last Tuesday several carloads of
bank.   Tho man who makes a not**, i
with all the notes falling duo on   that
dav, vi-aitine tho makers m person, ami al!**
bringing back the money m bulk to the, ^.-^ ^-^ ^  ^^
stead of having it c.editeit to   his  ac \ Bllll were scat on  to .Montreal  this
Ins checks for what ■ WCRj.    'rn,e piling  was remarkable
as thev were over 10J tee* in length,
count, ond drawing
he desires to pay out, receives the cash
mediate completion ot the big dam.
Fifteen cent copper will havo con-
-.'ukrable ell's ct on thc St. Mary's
river district and, as exp'Cted, there
will bo a great deal of exploratory
and development work during-the
coming summer.
The Fen wick Bros, will resume
work on the Hull river i.ou mints
next week.
It is reported that a deal '3 pending ou a Sand creek property.
The Tiger-Peortnan mine on the
and takes it home with him.   When the' thQ  ^^   evcr   sent, out   of   -1'1*'| Noi.lU   For.*,   ol   Wild   llorse creek
notes fall due ho pays it in cash' to^ the ■; mmlr^ ; promises to be a profitable producer
collector who takes tbe money hack to,    ^^ ^ ^^ cominencct* on ,he j when a(U,HUa.c n,„Iin8 0f transporta-
the hank. .  ... ... . ■       l
-Llg addition to the store of W. T. ■ ,loll l3 mr.rded by the construction ot
MOYIE
Thomas Jones is wiving his headquarters from Saii>i»'i to Frank, where
he will Hiiperiiiti'ti'l
zinc smulter fair  tl
Albort Winter, nil Eiij-li.-slnnan work-! "7". ,""7, 1 .1        n     .--
ing in the Oranni.v Creek mines, Xew ! K'nd lV Lt>" llncl  1U ^ ll\tllC CclllU' | iho KwHenavCenirut railway
Zealand, picked up a stone to throw m jis completed the work on the super- ■ *  	
evening while on his way i structure will bo pushed vigorously
! forward. | .-.,.,
I trnin tlia) l.viiilaar
The IfobiPB-m-McKenzio Lumber! John Mcl-atchio, provincial sur-
comjiaiiy have just purchased a new j VCyor ct Xclson, was here with a
planer and matcher that weighs Ii'i, | paity
a pigeon one
home. Something in the stone attraited hLsattuntion, ami on examining it
he found gold-bearing quartz. Winter
quietly took .mt minors' riKhts, ami
with a mate pegged out a claim.   This
was only a few mouths ago.   He recent- j broU*K|lt l0 tl,e Kootonay country,
ly sold his interests for .tfiW.OOO and has;     ^ ^.[lc,Hn ()f jfernie was in town
j 5UJ -aounds.    It is one ot the best ever j t[ie -j
men
K. ri;
this week surveying
■htof way tlnough the
tno building of tho
Canadian  Metals
Co.   The stock "f n •'
cipally hold in Kr.u-'-"
though a  few rhan-
iHiilians.    It  will 1.1k
ploto tho siin'iU'i". a"
be about ilfty ton- "
has already been let
and 25O,0i>) bricks
the-frost perm its u
gi,n.     It   is
efforts of  Mr
company is prln-
.mil Uelgium, ul-
nre owned by Ca-
■ a yoar l to coin-
its capacity "ill
day,   A contract
"i- the stone work
urchased,    When
Hi-iruction  will be-*
iriiu-ii'i'by  through   tho
j„ni'' that tho zluc re-
goiie homo to his parents, who had not
heard of him for ton year*.
Cns
pro
tioihin
One Colorado mine, tho Bassiek
ter county,is celebrated for bavin
duced §",,000,000, and
belli
town.   The company
' feet on eaoh side ot the track.
is. claiming :■""}
p , ..I., ol cl-ivs th'w W««K- -*,r- : A change took place In the man-
wSn'is a baseball enthusiast ami'apement of the l\,i«no,H)lUaii ho-el
to x iu 0 Me a league formed this t,iis week, Joseph Ndclersladt ret,,-
!, oncomiHiscd ot Kernie Cranbrook. ,„g ami T. V. U-wney ..ssuming cu-
For   •    Nelson   ami  Kossland.    Ibvtrol.    Ul.cn   tho   St.  Kugene  ti.mo
sources of the Sturm
into action, and >'••
lei v« been brought
1 short time "tine
mm\
■■*££
\
ited by tho gases of (ho volcano, and
this Is tho only place in tho world whoro
the iivideiicn seems to show that such a
mineral deposit fro.11 gason has boon
made.
work. un the "N'ot'thwest-    Ho
.'hero arc a fc«   young chaps in the   working classes,
getting very had. : hotel    iixeil    up
quarters for them.
this town who are.
j Not long ngo two of this bunch at-
*:'"'i**iv7ssr
-1 '.a* ^ «% JvWi, A*"    s-li trt-*' "*i*   » - U v .   fn-- 4-,i*'-- r-ls, ( »'i •    ■-=■ 1 >-ut I^k " ' iui*'ir>.ur'tP'"t) '■■v-i.-i <ii.-at.--l-- «      •_• i trr* v "z-J'ww i~   nT"T*""'ir' fwn .V,','! A-t**.',,.!?,.'i''i'i'''<'jb* a.t.T:*iBt,    -'ii'tuJ-*■.*.*.•-..•*<-' 1....«        .A. *,; A .-rtr****:. .««.-"...„-■•■,- -*   - 2- \>*t,i, ,*•«   *i£i \
.s-;*««i ft :/;■!>;
S*i«#a5?avg!?:
Wh.y put your money in j
*^ £h£ jsayinijs bank at a' low
ate of .i;-ttet;esjt wljien you fan
jjya -■••■■..■■■
s
in the great fity of Winnipeg,
^own and the balance in 6, 12
a^d j$ /jjibnths.    Lots  from
j§75 fV$*.9° eac*1 accordir*g to
tateS.;" HIT"  '"_*
^Vs have 500 such lots in
.the cjjicigp" pf '§amh f'o'y
gale oq jtne'aboye terms.   Gall
and, see us for particulars.
L.T.W. Block/Fernie. B. C.
jVjotf. ion L Co,
Agents in Kernie for T. G. Proctor. Nelson
9
UwCil &
p-aposit
a tho Dopot, FERNIE
3phe r)PW6 &•* railroadmen
and lumbermen.
fiQSS BROS, Props.
Ftng§|.  Liquocs aud  Gigars.
■aThe^-t^*^:
apanee
.Tr*. Fernie, is a pleasant
home for air who travel.
Rooms reserved by wire.
ft
■V*
-Iff -Whelan, Manager
'V '
fCINQ'S
HOTEL
FERNIE
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Easy Beds,
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"Nerve Bracers
A;: Av^ff^^';.:-;,...-..-,'.  :
Of Every
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-JARVIS'   PROP.
jEggj-y PjuFGhaaef.
of a dozen cabinet photographs
at .$6 will receive FREE OF CHARGE
•one'o'ji'y'oji * portrait  taken in any
"position, ', "" -'  ''*'■ '"'*    " *   -    - —
'" Photographic work of every Uescrtr--
»-j<far-liMoft SSFfbtt*Lighr- '
5*j£S tff&v*""*" 'Ji
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Job P^fiTtmS
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PIL0JJIN\5
ITEKWRFEET
™   BEWAfcC
Op THE
DOCr
_fj.r*W
The Ledge.
It. T.I.OWEUY, Kilitor undViimncior.
Thk Lkiv-.b Is pnWi-tliosl overy "Woilnoji-lny
In Kemla>, B C. Tho prioe is *2 ft vuiir. Ailver.
tlnin;-»tcm;ivoo u.ion iii>plir,iitlon.
LEDGE .OROPPINGS."
Push the Flathead along It is
time tho procession was headed this
way.
The Rossland board of trade has
recently taken a .wonderful interest
in coal lands. Serine uever touched it.
The graftcE is raiffhty und will
prevail. His init is seen in every
towii,. and-it is seldom allowed to suffer iromlhck of" air.
At last th<* Prpvincc of British Co
has a surplus.' This "shows that the
McBride government is fulfilling its
promises to the electors.
Soon the mjld-tempered citizen
will be askine* the hello 'girl at what
particular hour in the twenty-four
central is supposed to be awake.
. The Fort Steele Brewing company
has declared another dividend. This
may be considered us proof that the
people are suspicious cf Fernie "water.
It is in tbclist of possibilities tbat,
should the difficulty between the
.company and the miners at Coleman
be not settled quickly, the strike
will extend to all tho mines along
the Crow. This would practically
tie upthe mining and smelting industries of tho Interior of B. C.
I tell ye what, asserted Old Man
Spiggetta, that there painter feller is
a fine artist. What impressed you
misraniTir^*orTC?—rrairthe'r' -was a
ftictur he called" ihe Rainstorm,"
an' I swan, it was that nat'ral that -
hadn't looked at it three minutes before my corns begin a-hurtin' mo.
The people of West Kootenay are
up in arms against the passing of an
eight-hour law for workmen at
smelters. All reform-* for the benefit
of the working-men meet with similar
opposition from those who care more
for the dollar than they do for human
flesh. Eight hours a day is plenty
long enough'to work steadily at any,
one kind of work.
"tures a specialty.
I.'a
Pic-
Picture Framing.
§
ling & Co.
PHOTOGRAPHERS
2 HE POLLOCK WINE Co.
ft 1 aaiTTi'ia '     "
LIMITED.
Wholo3ale Dealcrganil birect Importers
*     of Wines, Liquor,** and Cigara.
*     - •    Poirimcty Cflanip*ene
'awva.   . ' " and'Sch'litz Beer
JDJajiiJiutcrB o( .   '
> Chatnberlain and
.."■:...'.- "' ' Phavaofi Cigars
' B. O.
yiaie."isriiii
.The Best
JJnioa Made
Ooeralls, Shirts &
,/ a • '    - »1..-.    .    • '•'.•    ■•■■
Miners' Garments
*.
AHR THE
f.
,'«WISPR'BRAKD!V
*   """'      MADE BV
Len?' & Leiser
THE VniQii L^P£L IS ON EVERY
J. C. Carruther?
'*Agcnt for Kootenay
', 0, por 56     '" Nelson, B.C.
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ft
In the event of a clianse in the
government at Victoria, the member
for Fernie is spoken of as slated for a
portfolio. East Kootenay is entitled
to representation in the government,
and in ability Mr. Ross will compart-
favorably with any of $he cabinet,
but it ia not probable he will be
caught by the bait throw**, out by a
few place hunters, andv'bolt" from a
leader whom lie was elected to support. Should changes in tbe cabinet
become necessary, Fernie, the most
itiVpoiiu*ft{; mining and lumber district
in B. C, could not very well be overlooked. _____
From the opposition press of the
province it is learned that there is
a movement among (lie Coi.servative
members of the house to force Mc-
Bride out of the uremiership and pat
Cotton in his place.   Why tho reports
of tliis dissatisfaction,  or rather re
y.oh, of the Tory members should appear only in the Grit press it is difficult to understand.   It will he re
racmbered tbat it was under the
leadership o( McBrJde that the Conservatives carried the province, and
a change in the leadership, without
the consent of tlio  premier or the
people, could not be considered in ac
cord with the* -.Vishes of the party.
Thero is no doubt as to the ability of
Mr. Cotton, who is spoken of as the
successor.'to Mr. McBride, but would
the party support' Mr. Cotton in an
appeal to tho country? 'flie olectors
failed to do so a few years ago    Mr.
Cotton's   ability  and  Mr.   Cotton's
jwpulartty are two dlttercQUJiingfj.
A COSTLY INSTITUTION.
There is nothing small aboul- tbe
railway commission. Tho auditor*
general's report has given the St.
aJohirSiin au opportunity of looking
into the cost of this body. It llnds
that the auditor's report covers thc
yrflt liye'ipbiijbs of tbo cost of the
commission, with 'some of tlio pre-'
llmlnary expenses. In addition to
the salaries of  tho   chairman   at
1 $10,003, and the other commissioners
at $8,000, there is a secretary with
the familiar name of Cartwright,
who receives §3,000 a year, an assistant secretary at $l,fc»00, a mes§en-
gcivat $700, and two stenographers
at $1)00 each. A. G. Blair, junior,
was paid §375 for 45 days' services,
20days' professional, work concerning railway accidents at §25 per day,
and 25 days at $15 collecting authorities and making up reports.
Thei;e was a bill for $1,511 for stenographers additional to the staff, $1,225
for sundries, $877 for books, and
$1,595 for stationery. Under tlie
head of "official cars" there is a
charge of §21,312, The new car
Acadia cost $20,800. Before the commission was formally established,
Mr. Blair was twenty-five days in
the United States making inquiry
and investigation into the working of
the railway commissions and interstate commissions. For this he received SaQ per day and expenses.
Aud for three months the institution
has been doing nothing but spending
public money. A great deal of the
work for .which the country paid
dearly has gone for nothing, owing
to ll.p sudden retirement of Mr.
Blair. The government says it has
nothing to explain jn connection
with Mr. B'air's resignation and the
alleged conspiracy. It might ex
plain why it paid him thousands of
dollars forwork which he never performed, or left in such an unfinished
state^asto make it useless.—Winnipeg Tribune. _.
All Battles Soldiers' Battles.
George Meredith, whose commanding figure is almost ihe last survival
of the literary giants of the Victorian
age, in tho course'ot an interview,
has given his views on current topics
of the day. Speaking of the Japanese, he, said: "They are a people
' capable of great ideas and exact
' mastery of detail. They have known
what to do and have never botched
or muddled. Besides, they are an
artistic people, full of invention. The
English people have little real love
of nature. The highest English
ideal oibeaftty in nature is a southerly wind and 'the cloudy sky that
proclaim the; hunting morning. In
regard to defeat of a European nation by Asiatics, that does not trouble
rae in the least. Their natures will
give freer play for the best to win,
We think of the Russian chiefly as
dogged, but Inkerman was always a
mystery to me. Ii the Russians were
really dogged and wanted to come
on, I cannot believe that the fellows
of .the foolish class our officers are
drawn from .could have defeated
tbem. Of course, it has been called
especially a soldiers' battle. All our
(battles are soldiers' battles. Our
army will remain in chaos so long as
it is controlled by a singularly unin ,
tellectual, ill-educated, unbusincss j
like class. With their Buddhism,
self-ilevotion JTrestraint, fearlessness
of death, and artistic sense, it may
well be thitt the Japanese are a more
valuable race from nature's point of
view than tho Russians." Referring
to the recent outcry against pagan
London, Mr. Meredith said: "It is
curious that forty years ago 1 had to
give up going to church because I
could no longer listen to the nonsense
I heard spoken there. The parsons
were worse than tho uneducated.
Thc deadly monotony of a Sunday
6ermon is constant and should have
episcopal supervision. The church,
iike the army, is now a chaos of men
without overseers. The clergy are
drawn from the same narrow, incompetent class as tho officers." Talking
of foreign affairs, Mr. Meredith declared that in speaking of a foreign]
nation vyc always try to realize what
itbaajdono for the world. "Take
America," ho said. "She haa been
the shrewdest leader of men. She
has given us Emerson,, that very
jjreat writer. Americans havo en-
Idowcdtho world with priceless in.
vontion3 and a promise of great
things to bo expected from them, and
jhey aro a humane, large-hearted
people, bat aro very young people
(kill. Hitherto the country, perhaps,
has been rather too large  for them.''
mo to cry for ten minutes, and nobody hurt, either, would you? Well,
I did, and I can almost cry every
time I think ot it.
I was running along pretty lively
one afternoon when I approached a
little village where the track cuts
through the streets.* I slackened up
up a little,, but was still making good
speed, when suddenly, aliout twenty
rods ahead of me, a little «iri not
more than three years old toddled
onto the" track. It was impossible to
stop or even check much at that distance, S3 the train was heavy and
the grade descending. In ten
seconds it would be all over; and
aftep reversing and applying the
brake, I shut my eyes. I didn't
want to see any more.
As we slowed down my fireman
stuck his head cut of the cab window
io see wbat I'd stopped for, when he
laughed and shouted at me: "Jim
look here!" Hooked, and there was
a hig, black, Newfoundland dog
holding the little girl in his mouth,
leisurely walking towards the house
where she evidently belonged. She
was kickim,' and crying, so that I
knew she wasn't hurt, and the dog
had saved her. My ijreman thought
it funny, 'and kept laughing, but I
cried like a woman. I just couldn't
help it. I had a little girl of my own
at home.—Galveston Tribune.
Why tho Preacher. Objected.
A story ol an eccentric minister is
too good for the .''rusure'of oblivion."
One Sunday he caused surprise by
declaring that he did not in,the least
obJc9t to people sleeping while lie
was preaching.
inutes later he and his
disturbed by the loud
just below the pulpit.
p on tbe head/"suid
ineffectually,
another," came
the
A few
hearers
snorin
"Gi
the mir
' This
.   "Give
order a^aiu.
Siill the man slumbered; but at
length, by dint of much tapping and
skaking, he was recalled intoabashed
consciousness.
- '.'You are making, a wretched
noise," roared the minister, leaning
over the pulpit edge. " I don't mind
your sleeping, but you arc preventing other people from sleeping l"
Hud Child of His Own.
Yes, indeed, wo havo some queer
little incidents happen to us, said the
fat engineer. Queer thing hap
pened to me about n year ago. You'd
think it queer for n rough man like
Burglary and Higher Finance.
Isn't the Chadwick case a striking
ing illusion of the higher finance, the
Wall street method, and wiles of tlie
promoter and the^devioo.3 ways by
which the graduates of the 'school of
getting rich make millions without
rendering an iquivuient.
"Honest" burglary is. no longer a
money-making trade. Here and
there a bandit holds up a train and
gets a few thousands, or,   perhaps a
system full of laden  pellets: The
hold-up man still prospers bat humanity is becoming wise and no
longer carries money in largeamouhts
The bank burglar is confronted by
electric alarms and dynamite proof
vaults and vij-ilent watchmen, and
finds his trade prac;ically gone.
Against all the ordinary methods
money has been practically protected.
And so it has been left to Mrs
Chadwick and theso of hor ilk to
match brains to brains; to prove tha
while money may not be forced from
its place in the strong box, it can be
coaxed out by a simplo method of
making financiers believe that which
has.little or no value Is valuable.
There you have the Wall street
method-the promoter method.
If Mrs. Chadwick had gone to those
men ot means with a proposition to
take stock in a rubber plantation In
60-**■». for gotten corner in South America ',' or'to furnish means to float a
gold mining proposition in thn Black
Hill-., sho would have been shown the
door. Perhaps they would have sent
for the police.'" '
would make a modest family rich.
Once sho gave her favorite poodle
dog a swclf party and one of the
visiting pugs drank $19 worth of
champagne. Mrs. Chad wide is in
jail now and if she gets what she is
entitled to she will remain behind the
bars. aShe.owes about $20,000,000,
and several charges of forgery have
been entered against her. The correct definition, ot 'swoll" is a-foolish
display and waste of money, and it
is quite noticeable that the very
"swell" usually "shrink" when their
affairs' are aired by the courts and
press.       	
Another fond tradition is shattered,
and the amateur mec'.ical observer
has one less ailment to'prate about.
Dr. W. Gilinan Tholnpson declares
in tiie Medical Record that gout is
not confined to the overfed idlers; is
found among poor laborers; -is not
caused by high living, and, in fact,
there is now no real old-fashioned
gout ac all. He would havo the sufferer who thinks gout is in evidence
cut from his diet sugar, alcohol and
red meat for two or three weeks,
getting down to thc simplest hygienic
rules and plenty of cold water.
A Missourian has introduced a bill
in thc legislature to punish by fjno of
$500 every man who tips a waiter at
hotel or restaurant This bill should
pas3 and then every legislature on
the continent should adopt it with an
amendment adding Pullman car
porters to the list. The tipping nuisance is one that should be abated.
No good reason can be given why
hotel proprietors and Pullman car
conductors should not pay their help.
Thirty.two years aj-o the Standard
Oil Company.was an Ohio corporation,
with a million dollar capital, having n
daily capacity for refining 1500 barrols
of crude oil. The Standard Oil Company of today is a Naw Jersey corpor-i-
tion which cootrols 90 per cent of the
eastorn oil production It hiakus.twenty-one and one half million barrels out
Of twenty-four million barrels of petroleum products made In this country. Its
receipts are enormous. For five years
its annual dividends have averaged
about forty-five million dollars, or nearly 50 per cent on its capitalization—a
sum which, capitalized at 5 per cent
would bo 900 milllnn dollars?
By a series of tests conducted in his
garden, a gentleman has discovered the
answer to the conundrum: "What becomes of plus?" Ho has found that pins
arc re'solued into dust. Hair pins which
he watched for 15t days, disappeared
by riiiting; away at the end ot that time
Bright pins took noarly.elghteeii mouths
to-disappear; polished steel needles
nearly two and a half yeari?; Drafts pins
had but little endurance; steel pens at
tho end of fifteen mouths tisd nearly
gone, while their wooden holders were
still intact.
In a new process, carbon for hardening iron and steel is obtained from carbides ond certain fluxes. A mixture of
silicurja carbide and aodium sulphate,
for example, is applied to the cold metal
and then heated to.redness with it, the
reaction being bo rapid that an eight
inch steelo plate.is made, to resist the
best tempered tools off one sipe, while
tho other side remains wholly soft.
The first cement copper was produced
in Spain at Rio Tinto ia 1752 from heaps
of low grade sulphide ore tba,t had undergone decomposition through natural
process. The copper was leached out
by water, tho metal being precipitated
on iron. It was first thought to bo
merely, a coating on the iron, bat it was
found that if left long enough the replacement became practilly complete.
J. A. MacLean
FERNIE.
Builder aud Contractor
Dealer in
Rough and Dressed Lumber
If you are looking ifor Ji.-.iiii.g, Bathing
"Hunting, Coating or .Glacier Climbing, go to
"New Denver and stop-a,.few .c.ayB,,.w.eeka or
months at (.he Newmarket, llotcl. withJicnry
iStego. Home cooking, and tj.o fihesti leverages
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FERNIE    .
First Class in Every Respect
MRS. S. JENNINGS, Pkoimuetiiebs, ■
THE COMMERCIAL-HOTEL-'----LARDO
Is the homo of ail Slocan people traveling to and from Toplar.
McLACHLAN BROS., Props,
MEALS ALWAYS READY
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Everything Up-to-date.
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About ifiooiicrcs, Mixed FARMING and GRAZING
Lands on tlio KOOTKNAY "RIVER'at SAND
CREEK,  io miles from ELKO.
Will be subdivided to suit purchaser in block-* from
"8n acres upwards.
Price from $,*.oo to $7.00 per acre. Terms—1-stli
cash ; balance in yearly instalments at 6 per
cent, interest. «"J
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Mott, Son & Co,
T. G. PrOCtor Manager Nelson
People who uttach efrcat importance to to the word "swell" should
read wlmt is published in tho papers
concerning M'*8- Cnssio Chad wick.
Only a low yearn nj*o alio whh tho
Bwcili-st of tlio bwcII, and when she
spoko all swelldom applauded. It
was this same Mrs. Chadwick who
Btartled llio »wcl* 8Ct ol Cleveland
and other c-tlc" wlt1' llcI' l'r-l,l'uit
oociul functions. Sho woro jewels
■worth half» million dollara, uml the
cost of ono of lior entertainments
fl»sy*»,"'1V>--^^i'a/sa-y'a'V^''-iy^k'^^
Is in a delightful location and from itn balconies
can bo seen all tlio bea-»ty of tlio grand scenery
that surround.*, Ih'iiih iu, and adorns the btmy
city of "Nelson. It is the homo of tourista and
biiHincHH incn from all purls of the world. Tho
cuisine never dragu in tho uiiro of mediocrity*
and overy room is at* enemy to insomnia. I
you need roomo when on tho way in, touch the
wire and tlio deed is done,
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£j".Thc judicial  attitude   toward   labor
J legislation is a matterof no  little   im
.„ .portaiiee,  for,  paradoxical   though   k
.,. -nay seem, there can be no-doubt, thai
j.: wii   are in llie main' governed  by', our
.■... courts and not by our 'legislatures. .This
•statement, which is more or less line in
every ■country, is especially true in   the
,  United States, where every   statute is
. required to run the gauntlet   of constitutional criticism.    The Judge, in  the
' history ofthe world, long antedated the
legislature.     The   father   despotically
'  settled the quarrels of his children, llie
■ ■ chief of his followers,   the king   of  his
,' subjects.TliesearliilersiiirenJeringilieii"
' judgements oo doubt sought to do jus-
, ■ lice.-as they.saw it and to recognize and
giYC'force to rights which   were   sanctioned'by the customs mid ethical  conceptions of their times, bill It was  only
as they chose to enforce and   recogni-e
lhat the customs or clhical  conception
became working factors  in   the   communities.    Even   in   I'ngland,   where
parliament   is   supreme,   a   legislative
;body and a constitutional convention in
.one, and where, there being no written
and when the legislation   of  a  parlia
ment composed entirely of representatives nl the arisloccatic classes was cruel
and one sided, the courts exercised an
equalizing, humanizing influence which
was iiiainlv democratic. This indeed,
was but natural and logical. The judges had no particular interests to subserve.
equal opportunity is dear to the Anglo-
Saxon, especially to the prosperous one
and strong proof will always be necessary before he canbe made to relinquish
his belief in its existence. There can
indeed be no doubt thai legislative interference with the hours and methods
of employment is not as yel generally
popular either in England or in America, and that in opposing such innovations the American judge but reflects
the general opinion which prevails in
thc community around him.
The majority of American voters  areas yet farmers.    It is they who, in   the
king. Men had appealed to bin. as
their supreme aibitralor; they had ap
pealed to his conscience, to his sense o
right and of justice. It was lo him
lliat the person despoiled of liis little
ewe lamb would come. The judges inherited the perogalive.s of the king.
As I have before said, there is a feeling now becoming quite largely prevalent lhat in America, the land of popular reprcsantation, the courts have not
been so democratic; .thai although the
American judges have steadily stood for
what lias seemed to them to-be basic
justice and'morality," and have protected
iu every Way the poor man as a poor
man, ar far as in ihem lay, by upholding mechanics' lien laws and homestead
wages and other exemptions, they have
'constitution, the necessity of conform-; unreasonably opposed the laboring man
irig to its requirements give no excuse ;n |,is.struggle for industrial advance-
for the judicial scrutiny of the legi-.la- ,IK.n[. alK| that their tendency has been
lative enactments, the power that exists ! to check rather than   to   help  forward
The   original  judge  was  tlicf main elect the judges, and it will be far   |
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.in tlie courts lo .nullify the acts of par-
- "liament by a strained construction or
by a refusal to enforce their provisions
js everywhere apparent. Thefollowing
signigcant clause which we Iin J attached to one at least of theacts of Par-H
liament tells its own story.   .
"And be it finally enacted that the
.present act, and every clause, article
.anil sentence comprised in Ihe same,
shall be taken and accepted according
•to the plain words and sentences  there-
1 -in contained, and shall not be interpreted, nor expounded, by color or auv
jpretence or cause, orby any subtle arguments, or inventions or   reasons,  to
..the hindrance, disturbance   or derogation of this act, or any pari thereof."
The great body of the law, indeed,
Jboth in England and America, is judge
..and not legislature made. For while,
•(throug'* tbe many centuries of the
.jgjrowih of English aud American jurisprudence, the legislatures and parlia-
•nents have met only for limited periods
and at irregular intervals, the courts
have been in almos*t continuous session
-ancl have been called upon to passjudg-
.ivicnts and to lay down rules ol" practice
and of conduct in matters concerning
which the legislatures have not spoken,
A vast volume of'law has accordingly
grown up which is founded on customs
recognized or sanctioned hy the courts
and thus transformed into precedents
and rules of conduct, thai is to say—
laws, lt may be even stated as a general proposition that the activities ofthe
English parliament and the American
legislatures have been much more in the
rfireciion of correcting, modifying and
expanding this judge-made law than in
building up any leyal structure of their
pwn. -" ' "
It would seem at a first glance that
such a legal system must, in Ihe main,
be undemocratic, and this belief is no
doubt largely prevalent, especially
among the friends of organized labor in
America, who have seen statute after
■>'atute for which they have striven set
aside and nullified. Xo one, however,
can read the judicial decisions of both
countries without being impressed with
Ihe devotion to basic justice, morality
and fair dealing among men therein
displayed. The courts, it is true, and
especially in recent years have opposed
many seemingly popular movements,
but their tendency through the long
ages has been in the main democratic,
and much more so even  than   that   of
.   the ievislativc bodies and   parliaments
thttiiselves, which have legislated   too
popular impulse. In short, that they
have been aristocratic rather than democratic, conservative rather than liberal
individualistic rather than socialistic,
and have too strenuously protected the
right of private properly as opposed to
the rights of the individual himself.
, There can be no doubt, it wouidseem
to the writer of this article, that there
is in these charges a large measure of
truth, if that of lack of democracy- be
expected, for it would seem to him, no
natter what the results of the decisions
or on what faulty logic or misapprehension of conditions they may be sometimes founded, iheir moving purposes
have been democratic.
The history of the development of our
judge-made law has been, in the. main,
the history of the development of the
social and political thought of the country, and h is reflected it. Throughout
both there has been a struggle between
the old Anglo-Saxon and the to-day
American ideal ofv personal independence and the realization that men belong to a common country and a common humanity .with'mutual rights and
obligations. ..' ■' No matter. what . may
have been the history of the past, the
divinity and the worth while of'; Uncommon man is to-day in Amei ica
everywhere recognized,-mid what appears at the lirst glance a seeming unwillingness to help the weak in the industrial struggle is more often found to
be based on a misapprehension of facts
and economic conditions and on au ui"-
v-.-iltingiH-s.s- to relinguish the cherished
tradition'in this country at least ther
are equal opportunities for them all oi,
any real lack of sympathy for the great
mass of mankind.
it is perhaps this individualistic idea
which more than anything else had
nullified the labor legislation of the
United Stales. The wide latitude for
coii-lnu ion furnished by the fifth aiul
fourteenth amendments to the federal
constitution which forbid the taking oi
property without due process of law,
and the interpretation given bv the
courts to the clause, that it protects nol
only tangible property, but the rigiit
and opportunity to work and co:nr.,st
for the purpose of acquiring the same,
having given to our judges the ultimate determination as to whether any
particular labor law shall be enforced
or not.
■"The protection of the employe from
physical danger and the awarding to
him of damages in carves where, through
Ihe negligence of the employer   in fail-
in the future before the farmer who
has been used to rising willuhe sun
if I and only ceasing his toil with darkness
will concede the necessity for limiting
the hours of labor of those engaged in
other than agricultural pursuits lo
eight hours a day. Much farther in
•he future indeed will be the time when
the will consent to such limitation of
hours in farm work, and as long as this
latter disclination exists, a good eight-
hour law is a legislative impossibility,
for the simple reason that the farmers
in the legislature will never consent to
il. Every eight-hour lawand labor law
therefore must be more "or less subject
to the criticism of class legislation, and
on this pretext can be set aside by any
hostile court. In this connection it
might be well to suggest that it is a
significant fact tbat in England even
the labor unions have long been divided and in doubt on the question of
the advisability of any general eight-
hour law, and that in those portions of
Australia where the cight-nour day has
quite generally prevailed for over quarter of a century it has prevailed only by
agreement between employer and employe, and the legislatures have onlv
attempted to regulate the matter as far
as minors and women are concerned.-—
Andrew A. Bruce, in Railway 'Trainmen's Journal.
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■Nell—Yes, he kissed me last night,
but he was around todav to explain,
lie said he was sorry; tbat he was only
an apology for a man,'but he loved me
and that was the only way he could
"show it. Belle—Well? Nell-Well I
accepted the apology.
A gentleman who was in the habit of
dining daily at a certain restaurant said
to the waiter (an irishman); instead of
tipping you every day, Pat, I will give
you your tip in a lump at tbe end ofthe
month. Would you moind paying -'me
iu advance sorr? Well lhat is ralher a
slrange request. However if you are
in want of some money now nere's hair
1 crown for you, but did   vou
often for class interests and not to.upre- [ ing to provide   reasonably   safe appli
hensively for the whole community.       lances with which, and  reasonably sale
While the acts of parliament and ol j premises on which to wot la-
has
: many of our legislatures have been par
|ial in their nature and directed toward
thc advancement of particular interests,
the courts have, as much as possible,
sought 50 deal fairly and impartially between l\\z strong and the weak. They
have notified much ofthe hardships of
the earlier laws and customs relating to
personal service and serfdom by imposing reciprocal obligations on the employer and a liability in damage for injuries occasioned by liis negligence, so
much so that practically all of our law
which relates to negligence, which
holds the employer liable to his employes for the furnishing of safe tools
■ and appliances with which and premises on which to work-, and to warn
them ofhidden dangers, is judge and
tint legislature made. They mollified
a sanguinary penal code, enacted by a
parliament ot lauded proprietors, and
which even as late as the beginning nl
this century made jou olleiisi-s in ling-
land punishable by death, by cstublish-
big und enforcing seemingly technical
rules of evidence for the protection uf
the accused, the presumption of innocence and the necessity of truth beyond
a reasonable doubt, In fact, throi'i'li
all the long ages when  popular  ivprc
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V V feeling, when after having dined o
the best and enjoying a good cigar wc feel on
good terms with everybody and satisfied that,
after all, this is an excellent world to live in.
The man who advertises in Tin: Lkdhi-: has
exactly that same feeling. His business prospers; he gets fresh customers and keeps them;
and   no  stale  stock   encumbers his   shelves.
Mount Fernie Lodge No. 47
1,0, ^^Tjtf^  O.F.
Meet;: every Thursday evening at
p.m. in I,O.O.I''. Mall.
T. Buck,  P.G..R.S. .
United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners
of America, No, 1220 ■
The Carpenters & Joiners of Fernie
meet the ist and 3rd Tuesdays in each
mouth at the O.ldfell'-ws' Hull.
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Advertise in THE LEDGE and see the cash roll in.
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Is  the, tailor 'to go to  when
you want a 'summer
Suit of Clothes
Stick at the old, wel! known
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here tomorrow.
Father (cutting his whip smartly
through the air)—See, Tommy, how 1
i.iiikc the horse go faster without striking him at all. Tommy—Papa, why
don't you spank us children   lhat way?
So he's really dead. Well, he made
a hard light. If ever a mail had an
iron will he had. Yes, but I bet the
lawyers will break it.
Mrs. De Ruffle—If you ever did any
good "in this wide world I'd like to
know what it is. Mr. De Ruffle—
Well, for one thing I saved you from
dying an old maid.
Annoyance is a disposition to be an
noyed.
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'Iho landlords are always, happy,
010:1 when their bank-roll looks thin-
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ate J wafer. Try one of their morning bracers. Mail orders receive
prompt attention.
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FERNIE.
Electrical Supply Depot j^;'r:
Short   Notice
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COXXELL   &   GRAY
GARri-:Nri:i;s at joiners
N'pxt .luiir tai CuliT'ir.v Cia-tle Co..   Woml Street
AH KIhi'h.      Riitajs ltf:K,,ornl,lsi.
I'*stimates given on all Vinds of
Wire Work.
Electric Light  Tlants Iu.""tali'-<1 ■
in any part of the country.
J. G. CUMMINGS
TROVINCiAL AND
DOMINION
LAND SURVEYOR
: Ollice : Mott, Soil & Co., L.T.W. Block
I"l"i(>s"lE British Columbia
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Victoria and Vancouver
Boritutioii
is was not known   in   l-Jif-laiul I of ci|ii.il pi'i-sonal in*.
lt-a.1 in injury, lias lotijtj been a fimctii'ii
assumed by llie court iiiilepeiulently of
any legislative action. To stall an is-
lent inJeeU is this true, and so (irmly
is this policy established in our laws,
that contracts which release the em:
ployer from sink liability in eases
where damages result from his own
nej-lijceiii'e are uniformly set aside by
the courts as being against public policy, and this is- true even il* those courts
whose statements would otherwise
lead i"! to believe thai in their opinion
the contract of employment generally
j is .something with which Ihe state has
110 right to interfere.
Tiie judges ol" America come, as a
rule, from au independent class. They
have been brought up in an atmosphere of itulivislualism and opportunity.
Many of thorn have come from the
country and I oni llie farm,nud but iVw
of lln-iii have had any atlu.il ivntai 1
with llie upward sluiggle nl'the laboring man ait tho cily or wilh cily 0011-
ironditiuiis. Nor has tlie idea been
generally suggested lo llieiti that ho
who sells his labor as a oaiiniitiuliiy in
the market is at a disavlvanl.igo, sina'c
a failure to make a sale often means
lliedi'sliliilioit of lib l.imily. The ideal
lepeii.lenoe   and   of
Daily Trains leave Fernie at 10:00
in., reaching Vancouver'and Victoria
the   Nitxr   Ai-h-knoiis".    Return   train
reaches Kernie S^o p.m.
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Furniture and
Undertaking
Bargains in
Wall Paper
. Two complete sets of Bar Fixtures, ono
j Briti.-h i'lati: .Mirror-Hlxfiii inches, new,
- 1-ci.tasv l'ra_-*a!v«-,a,-V'.slViara'L aiul l"oo'. Ttt'i'ilea
; Cash R»;gi-ters auii oti.er specialities,
1    Mail ' Order-' llari'Ivi!   Prom,"t    Attiiilion,
l\. Elliott, Kaslo, B.C.
IUXTAPsLE ASSAYS -
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s.Til l"-r K-ia; M.i.'ii ,-Ena-. .iial I'rlt-e l.L-r.
.OGDKX   A.SSAY   CO.
17**.*i Ar:ii»:ilint* >t.,    Ht-river, C<ilo.
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F, H- HAWKINS'
ABBAVER
SAND'CN
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TELEPHO.N*: 22
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The First Class Hotol of Fernie
.rjo Rflsort of Coiuuat.1. ;•'.! hii-! Trnv«-lii:c Jla-u
Tho hotel is elegantly furnishes.! with
s.Kulsome new furnu'ure throitylKnit,
is heated  by steam and lias return
call bells in every room.
FINE LARGF. SAMPLE ROOMS
$2.00  a   day   and   upwards
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■Onh<r    your    Full    Suit
I Xatty Suiting-* now 'arriving.
\F. F. Liebscher.
s Sitverton's lions Tailor
HOW
;[>R..M1LLOY,  ^r*
; tlu ti.nl I" Mar».'-.(»Tii'ii.-> !.. ila"i,t:,t wi.rk. hdiI
'    uihKl-^ 11 a't ct-L Ity nf Gt-liI UrlsiKe Work.   Visi t
llw.il'* I" '.I.-- >!-■- . 11 l.-i;l.iiilia .
THE I-SSHXTIALS
OF
GOOD   CLOT! IKS
^ WADOSBROS \
^ PHOTOC-H^PHERS 0
tVANCOUVER as-- NELSON, B.C. 0
■V. 1V«Va->*, & "t- *-• *if*mtlt^%>'*r*9
FRANK   FLETCHER
Provincial Land Surveyor
Liimlsftii.lMi>"'»,l,-'laimBSurv'-:,'*,d
iiiul L'i">- o ■ *>rntite<l.
KOOTENAY ENGINEERING W-ORKSj
FOUNDERS  &.  r/l*.CHI.NIST3. I
 NELSON,B.C.  I
Mill mul Mining Miu-liiiiyry,   Comt'-'"'" \
Stork ufSlial'iiii-,'. I'utii:^"-". t'te., ulway- j
Ion iiiiia-i F.stiiiinti
! Iron li.nijrlit !>>• tin-
I ,iiul .lolitiin.
finiiis|ii'i[,   Ser.-ij
irluiul.    Ka'|i:liiili>.-
I'D. 11.1
'ocatcntaj' St., Nclal 11
(Jt'll'K TIMI-: at LOW RA'I'I-S ii.
WinninOK', Si. I'.iiiI, riii.-,i(,'a>, 'I'sH'siiila'
ami all Ha-tern jHiiiils,
DIN'IN'i; C'AKS
LI1IRAUV OUSl-l-lVATION' l*AR.S
I'AI.AfK ami TOURIST SU'Ki'l'KS
f^ew Line
I'"ni- rates ami itU'ainii.iliuii rail on   -
J. S. Tiiomi'm-n, A-.;eiit
ITIHE
IS   Oi   ill.'   I'!-
these days oi n'-'
iiiinute may s.i<hii-i;'
Always have a v. <
correct lime, .nisi ii
B. C. Travis, aaas-ocaa
don¥"soab~"~
When vuu einr.ki! a clpir
soi< Mint it is l'M< 'S' in.-i'le.
Illlli' I'ii/". !li'!il">   V Hi'1, Cull','.iin - ;ll -a! |
ll.-iv'.-ll.a   W ll!j'  I'lpl!'*- Ufa.'  t'lliilll   la.Hill    |
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ui life when a
. mean a inilliuii
-. that keeps th
u ill nol, talk lo
IV 11.1*1
Wltailj'.
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C. Oo Demaurcz
GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL
.M'l.-S'IN'
O|ipn.-'ito Court lla-nsc aiid ni'iv Post
ollii'f. 1'n'st 'J.'n' uii'.-il iii tiui'n. Kuril
iieaii iiii'l Aiiiorii-aii plan. Only uhiii-
luliiii- i'iii|i|iiyci|.    First i'la-i.i l.iir,
Tl!().MA"i ,'t I'lMCKSdN, I'mp;
rareiitjiav    tor
r.t-t    fi<n;ei
a tn.mieitt '.
Tlie cSsSCl'.tials tor a well
fitlii'-i; Mill o( ila'tlies are pni-
:vi' .!a.--ii-tilni*—cairct'iil cntlio'-
•.. n-vii wa'rkr.i.uisMr-■■• hand
i.i.!. j it ii-: .mil  s'Oi',1  m.-i'.eria!*.
Ti:a-eiJl.-tentlillC the tit and
llai:^ s-t' tile c.:ri!ti-i:l — ti:e
s'i!s- -- the- s!l ipe —-and the
]\". ii'.iite'at la-tv-i-.iioii of tiic-e
s]uaihies. aluiiai;' il.e j-ariiii-ni's
ojs'.
i'a'C ui-e you like to lis-
nu'.asiiu'd wiih a tape li.se
d.'vs it follow ilut you will al',1.
tain tlle Itl.lXilllUtll Jalltisf-lC-
tioil on llia-se I'si'ints lrom the
"little" fellow «lia tiies tsi
ds.'si.;n - iiit -- tailor and »>cw
all Sty liiio-e!f ?
Setni-re.isly is the praidiict
oi spa'cialists a-si'iiil'lcd in
nulls —a masler tailor line- ills'
ile-ia-niiiij- -expert a-iit'irr-s cut
the cloih ami skilled lailois
work on the particular parts
in ihe makiiu; of which they
excel.
The ivsiilis att' li:- ■ expri --
-ion--shape and pa'fm.'it!i-:tl"
ii!.. iilia'a s'f llia--e sp.: .lilies ,m
due '.' tlu >i ..''■'.." - i'-.-iil:',' ks'pt
ill s. 'w,' i'i i-,el\' >.'; et.itioil oi
the ili.il.iii:.:.
sa;c>iii'rr i-ociETi*
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ie Canadian Bank of Commerce
ft/     .:'.v:     a. ..'•    InVnAnflA    '"'     "*   "   *Rpa*t - - $3,500,000
Paid-up Capital]
• $3,700,000
' "Head 'Olii'co.
TORQWTP'
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DERARTIHENT
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Special AlVrlnliorTis ifirected  to fjie
oilo\vii,'ir AWJiii1.'iB^ <Wrf' b>' °.-£
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•ivii'if-s' Banls.
''Deposit pf Oije Spllar
and   u,iji-afrj:i* received    and
»-   !  ,;'-*'llc<.y'ed i***- curriintnite
interest
Interest
is added to l|ie deposit  Tivicj* in each
year, at the end of May a'nei Novdmber.
The DsQgrosljtoB;
is subject to no <*eiay "whatever in the
withdrawal of the wliole'nr ariy portion]
'"   of'tjie'deposit     " I
Get the- Habit
A full  range
im
now in stock.
FERNiE BRANCH ;.; E. H. BIRD, Manager
RleehdnBOl ?  Rljjwe note display in our windows of
""** '   ""''   * da-aTaiM a^r__^/_^__.atSsa/t__t
The- latest patterns- in imported' tweeds,'* worsteds and
serges'. , Tq fit - any • shape.
Tall,' short," §lpfit,;-or - slini
jrnens, -from 34-19 .'46. ^so
overcoats,' p.d.d , pants, fancy
vests, etc.  .        '      .
W. C, Hamilton Co.
LIMITED
MEBPS OUTFITTERS
Fernie Hotel Block
We recommend the $g£N KUTTER: it jsfrqt-n
ay American quarry,* natu'raT formation,"ana'has a fine
sharp'and superior grit, thus insuring, a quick cut. It
will not gum nor glaze, wears slowly, and can be used
with either oil or waiter— not both together—and vvill
produce a razor e'c}ge'o}n any tool quicker-than any
s£one"iised,"  ' "    ' "'""        '"'".'
Why buy case egg? .at high prices that give the worst kind
:. ..of results ftis time of year, when you. caH fay from us
'; fVew SLaid. Eggs
.  Is QUALJTy GUARANTEED
§ ureal:
Ladies*  Wiitf-pr Skirts
Ladles' Winter Bloui^eg
*0000,00$,900<f0*
I PMPT §
8 DELIVERY §
.*3 '■   ' " C*
<H0C00fi0f00000**
e    *XM'u
The pepple's Grocer,
P. O. BIqctc,  Fepnle
Opposite thc Post Office
"fi.B.—4i-*<> you watching tha heailpf*- stove al our doer?
 50c. each day until sold.    ** '     --"--■  *•<* -^
Right in ihe Centre of the City.
Being reduced
Price today*! §i6-5£>..
1
THE SMELTER BILL.
PERRY CREEK
is the Cigar Store
to'
where you can obtain almost everything a' smoker requires. So -ne things
we don't keep—mostly poor quality ar-
do. stock the best of
■ ■-><• -H0rA'^i^iA ''■■
~vA&£ii0*WAA'
r.
tides
-    " .. •"■•'
everything.
B.ut v,'_
-.lv'
_j.£!i''fc!i?-v?*-r
KSaSffiTiBATssT'. '•'■■■
-4-fci
I. ATKINS9N, Proprietor
jmsBBjssivjJf^jMtMllj^^
There is a gre^t deal pf activity in
Perry Creek just now everything indicates a lively sammcr. A namber
of properties will be worked the com-
in**1 season and the prospects are most
excellent for good returns.
Mr. I~'u-*r,ant, who has a lease near
Old Town, is sinking a new shaft and
expects to get down to. pay dirt by
spring.
Em il Banks and Jack Thompson,
who have done so much to show up
the riches of Perry Creek, are hard
at work on their new shaft and have
reached a depth of thirty-two feet,
and think they will reach pay in fif-
' teen'-or twenty feet more. They
struck a big flow of water and have
spent six weeks moving* a|l the machinery from the old sh'att to ""fie present one. They have built'a fldine 6(p
'   "' '"''    used"
.        1 ent one. They have built a flam
ITI     ftl      iPVinfi feet long and this waier" will be
Ll U .-. SjL'    i I *J I "V- tQ Work. th§ir. pumping  machi
*.! *. I      .'_   il .'--,-   n/sn,     Of    'wftrfr   -'fit
Writing, on the eight-hour for smelter
employees Ernest Mills says;
Do you realize the conditions under
which smeitermen I'lbor,- enveloped .111
death--le-}l{ng's'-lpli-4rous smoke, dust
and g****ei*: '"
Do'you realize lhat these men are
forced, by necessity, to labor 12 and often I3 hours under such unhealthy conditions that their lives are made a mere
ekeing out of existence? Their condition is such that some insurance companies will refuse the risks.
'-" Go into the smelter at Trail and sec
the deathly palor in the men's faces and
ask yourselves—Is it right and just' lo
keep those men in those fumesanddust
for 12 and 13 hours.
Can't you give this measure support
through'your'columns, when you must
know that many men arc being ushered
to a pcrmature death by the deathly
gases; continually nece§*iita(ing Ihem
to take deadly poisons to so condition,
ihem up for another - task. Many of
the men have contracted and^ contorted
muscles, teeth loosen and drop out and
they become physical wrecks thr.qugh
long \spi\is in sirtoke, gas and dust.
The arguments used against tlie bill
are the same old songuscd against tlie
eight hours for miners; dividends, divi-.
dends,,profits, profits, and that on heav..
ily watered capitalization.
Any system that enslaves working
men 12 and 13 hours in dust, smoke
and gas is criminal, as it degenerates
and debases the manhood of jour coun-
Such
Neqos,sary Qualifications.
Here Ig'-iVltlle decalogue   fop clerks
on "theQqalificiiiion Necessary fq   Become a Successful'Assislanf," laic} down
by S. Sno^cirqft and published   fey   an
English papep
Punctuaiity-^Be prompt jn getting lo
business.
Personality-Give careful attention
to your personal appearance. Clean
finger nails, neat attire, cheerful countenance and a pleasant address help
success.
Tact—Immediately customers enters,
step briskly forward with a "Glad to
see you" smile. Be patient with slow
customers, diplomatic with grumblers,
respectful and corteous to all. Remember names and faces. Customers
like j'o be gje.eteij jjleiisanliy by name—
they feel'flattered, appreciated,
Accuracy—Cast up customers' invoices carefnlly. Avoid mistakes—
they are costly. When in error, apologize promptly, frankly.
Dependability—When you promise
to procure or deliver goods by an appointed time, do it. Disappointed customers are fatal to success.
Knowledge—Note the goods you
handle.    Be able to give prompt," full
and a?cul"at': feP1'' ,0 the cu'*tome<r,s
questions about country ororigin, different grades of quality, prices of manufacture, how prepared for. nse,
"T-hprougiiness—Avoid''slipshodness"'
Never leave a' customer part served.
Let your thoroughness indicate a desire
to please.
Progressive—Customers welcome information abqj-t new goods, whether
corn cures or washing powders. Attention skillfully drawn to a new thing
means a sale; wins you a reputation,f«r
up-to-dateness, and leads to success.
tasteful to me. When I opened my
desk in the morning and found it covered with reminders <Sf work to be dona
during the day I became discouraged.
There were always plenty of comparatively easy things to do, and these 1 did
first, putting oiTlhe disagreeable duties
as long as possible. Result: I became intellectually lazy. I felt an increasing incapacity for my work. One
morning I woke up. { took stock of
myself to find out the trouble. Memoranda of several riialtors that had long
needed attention stijred at me from my
calendar. J had ' beerj carrying them
along from day to'day.' Enclosed In a
rubber band were a  number of unan-
.. a    a    ..     a •
swered letters which • necessilatod "•''■--
looking up of certairj information be-,
fore the replies could be sent. I .had
tried for days to ignore their presence.
"Suddgply (hejLhought came to m'c:
'I have beqti'dping qnly tjie easy things
By postponing the tJjtsagrceiible tasks.
To ipake room for Spring
Goods fjow arriving" I will clear
fill  ladips'  skirt$   and   blouses
AT COST
Tqj>d plook
Don't you sometimes think that it
would be a good plan for this' government to own the railways? No answered the gloomy citizen. It wouldn't
do. It would be unfair to the party in
power. Every time a man missed a
train he'd be so indignant he'd vote to
turn the administration out.
the meaty annoying little things, my
mental muscles have been allowed to
grow Qah,hv, Tl*ey must get some, exercise.' I took off my cqi>t 'and proceeded to 'clean house.' It wasn't half
as hard as I expected. Then I took a
card and. wrote on it: "Do the' Hard
Things First," and put it where I
-could see it every morning. I've, been
doing the hard things tirst'ever since."
I iaSfcl, .
P8p^sf-",-i|v.
pipi
"*• li' *^**> •
N. Y. Stock
Chicago' prain  anc|   Mining
*-**.•     ■*■ *■"'* Stock
• £... ■« *
Private Wires
' Continuous Quotations
toul^F. "-jnarg-in, 3 per cent.
.TURNEJ5-BQECH BI.1-).
NELSON, B.C.
■■' ^a^W^*- i.V'-"
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- ■■■-.■'Vf.'&M&ii
^PHE LADIES of Fernie
'A "Vjjflnd m Sce!!^1
^tock Of- aJ$   si53l
intatif $ Wear,
includins
*pak$t Drcssw,
BSh?!**! f2rc5m
at tnv store in theTo-dd Block
.\anil.th6y.araxnow_at..ieorfe,.;sin'kii(^
again. These two men are, deserving of a lot of, credit for the mann er
they havo stuck to the creek in tho
face of all kinds of difficulties,' and
the Herald hopes they make a million.
ai. Henneberry, who has <".bar.gQ pj
tbe work on the creek'nearO'd Town
for a Macleod syndicate, has 'got a
8haftdovvn twenty feet and has in
stalled machinery to facilitate the
work. Mr. Henneberry is an old
time placer miner and is working the
claim in a systematic manner.
Messrs Evans and Collins are running a series of drifts on the nort**
aide';o'(. the creek prospecting for the
high rim channel.
Olive Barge has been at work sinking a shaft jusf 'in front of his hotel
and if he doseii't strike gold he will
take1 water.   'ii'""" ■—■-'
The f^erry Cr.eek Hydr.anHc com-
pariv have been doing nothing daring the winter aside from'getting out
logs for their sawmill* but will be
ready for pushing business asqabn as
the weather will permit.' .* y'"   '
Schilling and Barge are running s.
drift on Sour Dough creek in the en-
\*eavor to catch tbe back channel.—
Cranbrook Herald.   •
'*-* . .       	
try, nnd this a christian country
machinery    a s'y.s*em  drives .men .to   drink  and
Keep -Ujk
AppeaMnces
-. ■ '    By Usi'i,.'
i4 Liquid Veneer'*
s        ...-. .1 '    *<-    ■
Unexcelled for imparting a most
brilliant -"anti "fascinating finish to''llie
surface' of furniture, pianos, carriages,
-ioaidwork of any*kind; ■■- "• • .■
.f Requires ho'rubbing, never streaks,
und iS i/':s!ily"lip'plied. "■"'•- ' - ' ' •
**" Price Toe aihd' sOc.    Sold only at—
/"fa
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AK»iit.»'-r-LausJilIn*« Ii'o'uhtntn I-orin
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Iu*crn*Jfiof>»l Kiosk *ooit
Waui'' Vj»ii«,r.       '•••:
|u't vii-ik 'into The CLUB CIGAR
^rQ&JJVjid 'examine' tt'cTr'stnck
of Iii* j-Jortt-Uiand donll-.-itic cigiirs^
<n , •cijrarctt-.'i'r nndtdiHaCco*. '• '*'•
The. finest 's'teorlrncrii-' dPincer-
Virli-iui.i.'briur pipes, and smokers'
.*'<■ • ■sufidrfcr iii the cily, ••'
/*.!! tl|e i*iagfl'jines'ii*jd' daily p.'ipcrs
•V* •*■ • • hlviiiyz"in'r.l6ck.      "'  •''"*'
SteraiOSjOlSGO
^-.Vv ilc?'>r« from tli
T*»a».
,0 WaMiirf Holcl
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.1
The Mutual Life
of Canada
The Only CanadHan
Life Company thai
is  Ir^itv&ly   Mutual
IS 34 ys,'',rs °Jd;
HAS" Assets now exceeding $8,ooo,ooo'v
HAS a surplus (on Government Valu-
utroVi Standard), of nearly $900*000;
IIAS ne-t'rly 30,000 pclicyholdcrs ;'
HAS nearly -Sato,000,600 of Insurance
in force;      *'v'''--'
HAS paid over $6,590,000 in cash to
' policyholders or to" flii?iV families and
still "'■    ■'   •'*.
HAS in Reserve, for their security, over
7,000,000, in solid assets,    ''"■'*" '
Married men should remember the
uniift-'taiiity'.'of' life and protect their
w.'ivcs'a'nd children by a policy in the
Mutual Vifpi ' *'   '■"
Young men should nol dally with
lime in regard td' life 'insurance. The
sooner yoo coiniiiencc the sooner your
profits wil come'to yoti.- It is an in-
vesthfaiVfi uU .'ilwayu p-iys. ;    ;
Young ri.cn who have relatives depending t-prfri them should take ii policy
In the Mutual Life.' It will help mother
if death -nhoiilcl" reach you its icy hand
heforv ypur,youth has tied. ■
For full particulars call on our ngent
-*.t the King Edward, in Fr.tnie.-'
.1,   .'.IT   1 .1.1 i..   I." ■'■••'      ,   a   I   1   a . ■■•..
crime, and is destruct'iye to family life.
' \Vhen we see"siicH'rnen as-W. Biuke-
more sign hisfname'tQ a petition - asking the Hon. John Houston to oppose
the bill, and then try to remember him
here in Greenwood, a month ago, inviting all union men to come to church
•ind here him expound on   the  higher
deals and belter morals to be obtained
by observing the Lord's day; we wonder if he does not believe' that a fair
day's work might tend to iucrease the
morality and health of the smekermen.
Probably, the reason he takes so much
interest in the observance of- tha? Lord's
day is to give, the men a rest on Sunday so that they rriight be ab.Ie to work
18 hours a day the rest ofthe week.
There are only two ways forthe wage
l   %, -'- '   '!■  ■     '•! I-  a-   .-     0 .
earner to better his condition,   by legislation or the strike.
Must westop the, wbeels of progress
and industry by reverting to the strike?
The smeitermen will have eight   hours
and get it, peacefully ifpossible through
legislation, but the time is not far distant when the overworked men will demand it, nor will we starve   while doing it, as the   whole   world  is   today
ready to cheer and support us in battle.
In conclusion,    we   would  ask  all
clergymen,   politicians    and"  laymen
whose souls have not become calloused
Sy th? greed of gold to   stand   by   thc
golden rule and assist in. parsing tne 8
hour bill for'Brviejteniien
methodical, system-
Master it, or   it will
dirt, - keep   stock
[it*g,   counter -pol-
*e - or   read   "private
during   business
Systematic
atizeyour
master y
brigh^,-s
ished. "D
I\?.ta?S°r
hours.
Morals—Shun liquors, tobacco and
„ossip; be truthful, be honest, b,?. manly, be gentlemanly, be true 'o' vourself,
cultivate lofty ideas. "HitcK your
wagon to a'star, success will inevitably
follow. -.    .   .
Do the Hard Things First
Si'spended'above the desk of a Pittsburg bank president is this motto: "Do
the Hard Things First."Ten years ago
he was discount clerk in tbis same
bank, says Robert W. Jones in Success.
'How did you climb so fast?" I ask-
led.
"' "I lived ijp.10. that te**t.-' ho replied.
t'Tell mVabput it,'.'
f "fhere'anot much to tell. I had
long been consciou? that I was not getting on as fast as I should. I was not
keeping up'with my work; it was d.s-
Frozen solid in ** huge iceburg, a
large polar bear, with two "Email*' cubs
nestled closely by her side, was the
strange sight seen by four members of
the whaler schooner Barbara Hernster
which recently returned from a cruise in
the Arctic. .T|*e sh*)ry i«i told by Lars
Hansen, .1 member of the cre.tY, who,
with three other men, was", returning to
the vessel after a lively chase after a
whale, when thc frozen bears were Men.
NOTICE OF TRANSFER
TARE NOTICE that I intend tp appiy to tbe
Board of Llconwi ComralsBioner* for the
City of Kemlo for a "tr'Ansfei- of my liquor
lioepso for tho promUes known an the Queen's
Hotel Hitiiato on-Lorln. ]llbok.2l, In'the said
City from myself to William A. Rom.
febr'uary HI, 1U0S. A. P. CHENKTTE
NOTIQE
In tho matter of an application for a duplicate of a Corttrlcato of Title to I,ot» 19 and
20, Block 9 It) tho Town al "Pernio (Map 734).
NOTICE 13 i'ifiilEBY QIVKN that It la my
intpiition to insue at the expiration of
ono mohtb from tlio first pnhlicatlon hereof
a duplicate of tho Certificate of Title to the
above mentioned Lots in tbo name of Stephen
Francis Wallace, which Certificate"]* dated
tbe 26th day of November. 1909. and numbered
KMU. -   H. P. MACLEOD.
Distrist Registrar
Land BoRistry Office, Nelson,B.C.        	
9th February, 1305,
The trouble with most rubber.
goods is that they crack or come apart
at the seams before you get your
money's worth of wear out ofjhem.
For our stock wc have made a selection of ("he best and most reliable rubber
goods to be found.
The prices we charge you are no(;
more than you will pay some places for-
inferior article*—more than that • you
hayp our guarantee at the back of every
purchase.
Hot Water Bottles—a handy thing tc\
have in the house just now.
Combination Hot Water Bottles and
fountain sjringes.
Household Syringes, Enemas, Nipples^
Breast Pumps, Ear Syringes, Medicine
Droppers, etc., etc.
a
Dispensing Chemist, Fernie Drug Store
Adalitionnl Locals
Stop at the -Queen's- Hotel whenin
Trout Lake City.
Sewing machines to rent at the B.C.
Furniture Company.
The King Edward has boa*o»**.e o,ne of
tbe be^t "known hotels in Eaat "jCootenay.
We buy,  sell or exchange new or
second   hand   furniture.   Tlio   B.   C.
Furniture Company.
Mastcrson, Griffith & Co., Trout
Lake, have all the supplies needed by
lumber camps and mines.
\V. O. Rohbins has received his
spring stock of wall paper. Prices
range from 10 cents to $1.50 a roll.
If you are troubled with rheumatism
you will find the Pool of Siloam at
H.alycon. Write for particulars to
Sauitariunn, Halycon, B^C-
At the Kootenay Saloon in Sandon
you do not need an introduction to get
a drink. ' Put the price on the bar and
the mixer wiU dp, the rest.
FERNIE LICENCE DISTRICT
• a -
AMEETD*(} of tbe 'Board of Ltoonee Combe held at tliecbnrt HonserKernte, on *IYea£
nesday, March 1, lUajS, at tbe hour of half past
seron o'clock In the afternoon, when the
undermentioned application will be conslder-
W.H.WilUoii traiisferto
A  O. Trims  and It. W. Wood, Itinera
Hotel, Hfirri»<ey Mlnss.
Chief Licenjo Inspector,
Books
Of All Kinds at
Ganri's Bookstore
L.T.W. Block.
Made from Grapes
Cents
ALL,  HOUND' TJIK   UOUND
of luicloun riansi' \n!et tliu: npiKillzIns clora
o<iciipc null tlift rich t-rown iffary tdoltlju tempt-
liiKly to V e allsll. That In tlie kind of .rousts onr
liecf -irnilucca. Tendifr,. Jlilty, iiourl.ilili.Ka "t
will make you hralnv mill liniwny
Of cmiraii wosaitf tha) iholraail cutu nf vcitl,
lamb, pork, etc., Qiiire. Jlut Juat i.ow nu'arc
t«llsin(-leaf.   Uccfwarcof oiiro.T'.-rl*ir;3, ■
•ex po*und c«k.i\
e, half-pound can
Aiall propers
For fifty years Dr. Price's
Cream Baking Powder has
been thc standard. It is
the greatest aid to perfect
household cookery.
With least labor and
Rouble it makes, all hot-
breads, biscuit and cake
of finest flavor; light, appetizing and wholesome.
GET BEHIND A
British Lion
Cigar
AND HELP
PUSH
THE WOSLP
ALONG
Lowe$t \\ft\es Best Time
f»st
Toronto,   Montreal, }{_^[ York,
Maritime  Provinces,  'New,-England,
•,""    ■■—*■ ■ ■"""■ fifeji'al**"***1"'"""''""*"-' '
Vancouver, Victoria, Su^lt-^
California Points.*
Unequalled Passenger Servica
Standard and Tourist Sleepers,
Coaches and Dining Cars,
TpHrraf   Sleepos*  Service
West—leave Revefci'olte Mon.,. Wed.,
Thut*,, Sat.^ "p. ^caltl? & Vancouver.
Ea^t—leave    Dunmorc  for   Toronto,.
" \yed. &. Sun.;  for Montreal, Mon.
& f.%\. -. (or Boston, Fri.
Atlantic Steamship Agency
Through bookings to and from Great
Bi-'-'ta'.n and \hp Continent.
For rates, (p.lders s;nd tickets apply,
to local agents, or to
R. Reading, agent, Fernie.
Mrs. M. Raney v^£
Has. a nice, slock of ladies' and
misses' skirts, blouses and shirt waists.
Also sells cut flowers, house plants, imported singing canaries., and ladies'
good's^ Corsets madi*. \o order. Ladies
arc requested to caU and see goods.
Home Wednesday and Saturdays an4
eve-y ajvening,
J.S^-ler.D.P^
E.J.Cojto,A.OP.A.
VanconYsi-.
Thei*e is no better
CONFECTIONERY
than that sold by
AJ.PurdyACo,
Fernie Livery and Dray Stables
THE FiNEST  LIVERY IH fcAST KOOTENAY
FAST HORSES- HANDSOME CARRIAGES
Careful drivers furnishtj4 when required.
Teaming, driving and packing promptly attended to.t
Safes and'pi-jno^ carefully hailed. Supplies sent by
pack-train to the Flathead or any part ofthe mountains.
Baggage transferred to any part of the city day. or night.
My city bus meets all traijtvs.
I haoe th->. sole agency in Fernie for the sale off the
coal of the Crow's Nest Pasa Coal Co., and the price
per ton delioered is §4. Clean coal and prompt atten-
lion ,o orders. Wm, Hi?B#}y
CALGARY CATTLE
CO., LTD.
FERNIE BUSINESS  SCHOOL
'J)aij aad Eoening
Bookkeeping,  Shorthand,  Writing, Arithmetic,   Spelling,
■':.     Correspondence, English Branches, Etc.
Correspondence Pupils Coached
Low prices and individual instruction make it tlie ^  ^  Gnm68
RETAIL & WHOLESALE HEAT DEALERS
Havo ono of their largcfit Htorea in Fernie.
Lamb, Veal, Fresh and Smoked Finh,
Bulk Oysters.   Try a gallon
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