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Va."lume XII., Number 24
FERNIE, B.C., WEDNESDAf:|jWARCM 22, ig-,5
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ST. PATRICKS CONCERT
The fishing: season opens on Saturday.
Michel and Morrissey aro now con-
-noctod with Fornie by' telephone.
J. R. MeEwing will put in a soda
■water fountain and ico cream parlor.
8. Marks Ih recovering from an attack
of blood poisoning In one of hie hands
Yip Sing, accused of being in the
opium business was discharged at the
Court.
The joiners are busy trotting ready
.the store for Miss Varty in the L.T. W.
block.
A crowded house greeted the Salvation Army entertainment oh Monday
ovenlng",
Respectable boarders wantod. Apply
at Mrs. W.J. Davie, l'alet avenue, next
hospital.
Bargains in old newspapers at this
ollice. Must bo sold to make room for
new stock.
Charles Fyfo is one of the most polite
and obliging operators in the omploy ot
the C. P. It.
A. B. Trites sold nib lumber business
at Elkmouth to Ross Bros., of White-
mouth, Man.
The Miners' union is contemplating
the building-of a fine hall upon their
Victoria avenue lot.        :;,-.-
Misses Sheppard and Digby aro two
of the ladies who will attend the switch
in the telephone ollice.
The Palm has put in three boxes at
the rear of the storo for the accomodation of ice cream patrons.
Many of tho backyard-, in Fernio need
cleaning, and the health officer should
get around with his orders.
Quite a number of coal miners in East
Kootenay are saving their money with
& view of buying fruit farina
Ticket 1004 won the gramophone at
tho Palm. If not claimed iu two weeks
tho prizo will be given to ticket lUlio.
Only 20 couples attended the dance ol
the Fernie Quadrille club 011 Thursday
evening    Lent was thc cause  ol  the
light attendance.
' -, Investigation by the provincial pol-
* ico baa proved that no dynamite   hae
'. Georue Vincent and Harry Iluby
have opened up a shooting gallery in
the Beck block next to the bowling alley. Mr. Vincent has recently returned
from Stavly, Atta., where he has been
since losing his log while acting as
timekeeper nt the coke ovens.
Wm Handley has had his team first
to every fire in Fernie. His teamsters
have orders to drop everything when
the goug rings and make for the scene
of trouble. He receives no pay for this
aervice, and is entitled to ttie thanks of
every property owner in the city.
The carpontors aro making tho cab
The concert on March 17th at Stork's
Hal), undor the auspices of the Ladies'
Altar Society of the R C, Church, was
a great success, many people being present, from all denominations. Mr. L P.
Eckstein presided and an excellent and
varied entertainment was given. The
following is the program : Traviati,
piano and clarionet: court minuet, six
boys and six girls ; song, Mr. Jones ;
recitation, Ella Sheppard; song, Mr. A.
I). Kildahl; recitation, Douglas Stork;
chorus, by .infants ; Highland fling,
Miss Dolly Baruette and Mr. R. Tucker;
song, Mrs. .-Kennedy ; recitation, Mr.
Cox; operatic chorus; drill, sixteen girls
in fancy costume; song, Miss Maggie
Smith ; recitation, Miss Margery Robson; sword dance, Miss Dolly Barnett;
song, Mr. A. Berridge; cake walk.Clana
and Jennie Cody;  recitation, Mr.. M-
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inets in the undertaking parlors of Scott I Bryan ■ operatic chorus, sixteen girls;
& Ross    Ten different lockers will be 80nS> Mr8' Kennedy; sailor's hornpipe,
used for tho exhibiting of as many different caskets. A carload of caskets and
tri innings left the east on the 9th, and
the parlors will be open on the 1st of
April.
After a residence of three years in
Fernie, H. L ataebler will return to
Toronto on Monday where be intends to
travel for the Mason and Risch piano.
He has been a music teacher in Fernie and organist in the Presbyterian
church, and carries with hira the best
wishes of a host of friends.
On Saturday night, P. C. Burrows
went into tho Napanee and arrested Ed.
Sheldon for gambling. One of the proprietors, T. H. Whelan disputed the authority of the policeman for arresting a
man in his houses without a warrant,
and the dispute ended in a fair imitation
of life before Mukden. Tho caso of
Sheldon will be heard this morning
when some fine points in law will be explained.
been used in the Elk River for the pur
I / ■?" '»&&%_? oP?!0 °{--i"---* U",h poiso!,i,i8 lu one of his hands.    ■
1?^!^^ ^MVMarjorio"Wright/left on* Sunday.
m' -■—"•-*,-She will follow the Dro'ess'im'of u.us.c     ...   "    •"-      .*..    '■■„-- r-""'."
Dr. Corsan is visiting his sous iu Cal
gary.
Fred Dunn has taken up his residence
in Spokane.
Jou Carter took another look at Fernie last week.
Le-liu Mills has just recovered from a
severe attack of quinsy.
Joseph Gopell has had a severe time
with quinsy and la grippe.
Dr. Corsan is suffering  from   blood
poisoning iu one of his hands
''"-" "She will follow 'the profession of u.us'c
teaching in this citv.
If you want to buv a newspaper,'
printing plant, gasolene engine, real
.estate or old newspapers drop a line to
the editor of this paper
Smith and Ward who broko j-.il/in
Fernio last week have not yet been
captured. Thoy probably reached
Montana on an early miruing freight
The Calgary Cattle Co. start to kill
for tho summer trade iu a fow days.
The first carload of cattle will arrive
from Calgary not later than next Mon-
<'»y-
An article upon how some young
men court feminine admiration by buying wine at dance suppers, and a poem
upon Bedbugs in jail aro crowded out
•of this issue.
Local fruit dealers and greengrocers
■complain loudly about tho way green
stuff is handled over the 0. P. R.. Onions and lcttuco are often cooked when
put off at Fernie.
G. C Hodtre and his men after tpend-
.ing many stirring weeks in Fernie are
.leaving this week for Phoenix to repair
, a telephone line in that city recently
.damaged by fire.
.James McFarlane who loft Fornie a
month ago to havo his eyes treated in
.the hospital at Calgary has lost tho
sight of ono eye, and tho other is in. a
dangerous condition.
The English church will bo painted
and other improvements made when
jthe weather is suitable. The rectory
will bo built next summer upon the lot
adjoining tho church.
The Waldorf is nicely decorated with
palm I reus in thu hall, dining room and
first landing of the stairway. This hotel is furnished in an olegant manner,
jmitt.has aiilt'.xcellentifiro escape.
Tho passenger train from Spokaue
wbb stopped by a slide three miles from
the city on Monday evening. Tho fact
was phoned, and an engine and two
box cars wero sent out to make a trans-
/for.
Robert Strathearn is leaving Fernio
for Armstrong whero ho will open a
jewelry Btore. He is ono of the pioneer
watchmakers of tho Interior of this
provinco and should easily niako a fortune in tho Okauagan.
Tho local telophono systom will bo In
full operation this week. It starts with
77 subscribers in addition to the many
instruments in uso by tlio Conl Co. The
service will ho continuous, and tlireo
.operators will ho employed.
A. P. Chonette has sold his Interest
1ai the Qiiison'ri lintel nt Cranbrook, and
will devote his limn to liis hotel at
Marvsvillo. lie made 3-V.O during his
stay nt Cranbrook, and naya this hotel
business is good In that town. Every.
atlilng is humming at Marysville. and
tlio smelter will hlo.v in on Af.rll Pith.
About 250 men will bu eui[>loyc<l at the
uruoltor.
MisB Murray, of the staff, of Trites
Wood Co. has been ill with tho grippe.
W. II. Clark looked in from Montana
last week.
S. F. Toiinie came in from Victoria
last week.
Charles Burt was in town with his
line of samples on Monday.
Alex Cameron, for some time with P.
G. McLeod, has irons to Rossland.
L. H. Huuter, the Hudson Bay manager at Pincher was here on Monday.
W. J. Timlick is selling lumber for
the Fernie Lumber Co., in tho Northwest.
Mrs. Bolton, mother ot G. H. Bolton
has gone to visit her -son in Neepawa,
Man.
F. C. Malpas, manager of the Bank
of Commerce at Cranbrook was in Fernie this weok.
L. E. M. Dudley, American consul at
Vancouver, and wife were in Fernio
this week.
J. A. M. Pinkham, manager of the
Imperial bank at Cranbrook was in
the city this week.
W. H. D'Arcy, general claims agent
of the C. P. R. was here last week upon
local business.
G. H. Webster manager of the Calgary
Cattlo Co. visited tho local branch this
week.
Arnold Wallenger came over from
Cranbrook on Sunday to visit his wife
at tho hospital.
Mrs. M H. Hall was in Medicine Hat
last week visiting her son who is ill in
the hospital at that city.
MiBS Dodd of the hcapttal staff left for
Winnipeg on Monday evening. Nurse
Moore, of Cranbrook is her successor.
Herb Irvine, of Nolson came in last
week to enjoy the whirl of our busy city
and to watch the tape on Chicago wheat
Miss Dorothy Proctor will leavo in
June for an extended tour of Europe
She will be accompanied by her grandmother.
Mrs. Arnold Wnllongor, ol Cranbrook
who has been in tho Fernie hospital for
several days is rapidly recovering from
her severe illness.
E. A James and wife havo gone to
Calgary whoro he has secured a position with Littlo Bros. Mr. James was
a tailor lately in tho employ ot Mr.
Laidley.
II Allenborg, of Spokane was in For-
nio looking up insurance nml real os.
tate investments. Ho will put up a
largo building in Cranbrook.
Miss Dolly Barnett; song, Mr. A. D
Kildahl; accompanists, Miss Gertrude
Graham, Mr. H. L. Staebler, Miss M.
McIIale; choruseB, Susie Telford, Laura
Telford, Mary McDonald, Amy McDon
aid, May Davies, Amy Wells, Maggie
McCain, Cecille Eckstein, Mablo Graham, Jean Todhunter, Nellie McDougall, Dolly Barnett; juvenile choruses,
Valentino Fawcette, Marguerite Faw
cette, Cora Graves, Margery Robson,
Eila Sheppard, Douglas Stork, Chester
Mills, Billy Corsan, Mate Lambert
Miss D Barnett took a considerable
part in the entertainment; her complete self possession and graceful movements pleased all onlookers. The minuet was most gracefully rendered iu old
fashioned costumes. The recitations by
tlie children were excellent, the words
being clearly enunciated and caused
much amusement. The cake walk by
the Misses C. and J. Cody scored a big
hit and the choruses and drill were admirably rendered. Mr. Cox gave tlie
speech for the plaintiff in Bardell v.
Pickwick, and Mr. Byrau an Irish ro
rnance, both greatly appreciated by the
audience. The songs by Mrs. Kennedy,
aud Messrs. Kildahl, Jones and Berridge
were each excellent and amongst the
brightest stars of the evoning. Miss M
Smith received an encore for "Killar-
ney," the only Irisheong of theeveniog.
The Italian band, played during tlu:
interval. ".____	
THE FEIINIE LUMBER CO.
'I he mill of tho Fernie Lumber Co.
turned on tho steam" on" .Monday," and
will cut three millinns;Of feet oHumbg*-,
If the mnrki'Xpiclis up*mpreil4ock ^11
JsWJiyfci&J'JL^
to'lOO'meti and SO honour_ro*wVrs;_a
in the bush, and the force of the mill
this summer will number 50 men". The
capacity of the mill is 35,000 feot every
ten hours with a lath and planing department in addition. The product of
the mill is sold in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.
Proctor aud McDougall aro among
the early residents of Fernie. Only two
log cabins being iu the camp when
Proctor came over the trail. He is originally from Ogdensburg N. Y„ and
is an expert in the lumber trade having trnvelled lor a large firm for many-
years in the eastern states. Mr. Mc-
Dougald hails from Arnprior, Ont., aud
has been nearly all his life in the lumber business, and railroad contracting.
When it comes to figuring on railroad
contracts it is said that McDougall is
the greatest expert in B. C
Second Annual ConvontldftptPistrict
18, U. M. W. of America,*-heid/; in the
Miners Hall, Ferine, B.C., on:Marcli is,
1905. President F. H Shefman'was in
the chair, and the fpllowing^'district
officers were also present:'P..;Patti3on,
vice president, John N. Howbtopk, sec-
treas. Delegat-s: Thos Addison, Fer
nie Local, 23H-, John>S.' Laurenson,
Michel Local,2331; llobt. Evans, Frank
Local, 12G3; Harry Gates.^oienmn,
2033; JW. H. Jenkins, Lille Lopsfl, V>M ;.
JaB. Severns, Morrissey Loefd, 2318,
Andrew Hood, Bcllevue Lbca],**,43|.
Much business was gone "".through,-
amongst which was some of interest to
the general public. Tim follbViug resolutions were read and adoptajd.
Whereas this convention representing
District 18 favor the idea or advisability
nf .bringing out labor candidates for the
Provincial Parliament for the Fernie
Riding and tho Crow's Nest,district of
Alberta and tbat this cbiivoi-tion instruct tho district officers to take steps
to inaugurate a mouthly holiday and
that it be left to the locals^what day
that should be.
It was also further resolved : That we
abolish Sunday work as near as possi
ble with exceptions, and that the Sun
day Observance Act be in force in Alberta, and in caso of necessity lhat all
men employed on Sundays' be paid at
tho rate of time and a half.
That we elect an international board
member by a referendum .vote of dis-1 _\-_t tQ their d
trict 18 and that said election take pace;     T   /a   /-, .      •        ...
,,    „„,,   ,   •   , „    ,    • .    , J. O. Cinnrmngs letter re water
on the 28th day of March.and return a
handed in to District sec.-treasnri;r not! was rea(1*
I    Aid. Cree and Tuttle were appoint-
! ed a committee to see Mr McDongald
and tbe  Coal  Co.   in   reference   to
At the meeting on ThurBdav evening a letter from the manager of the
Coal Co. was rend in reference to tlie
new cemetary site. A (-on) in it tee was
appointed to look into the mutter.
The city'a Vancouver' lawyers sent
a telegram stating that the.H.C. Telephone Co. insisted upon tlieii* suit for
damagus against the city going to
trial. The mayor was instructed to
attend the trial at Vancouver if necessary.
The clerk wns instructed to advertise (nol in The Ledge) for tenders re
the grading of'Thompson street to the
G. N. depot.
The health by-law was read a second and third time.
.By-law. No. 11 was introduced as a
temporary loan by-law Tor the purpose of borrowing §5.(XX) for immediate use to be paid out of the proceeds
of this year's taxes.
Aldermen Cree and'Tattle, were
appointed street commissioners to look
after chain gang and contract work.
At the meeting lust night the min-,
utes of the previous meeiing were
adopted.
A letter from Mr. McEvoy was filed.
It was agreed to appoint a committee to call on the Coal Co and obtain the best terms f^r a dumping
ground.
Aid. Cree was appointed acti.ig
mayor during Stork's absence at Vancouver. The suit of thc B. C. Telephone comes to court on Saturday in
Vancouver.
The G. N. Ry. will be asked to pay
a certain proportion for grading the
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CRANBROOK
(From tho Jloralal.)
E. Sprpule has opened a. drygoeds
men's furnishing store in Marysville.
Mr. Sproule is well known in his district, and what is more he stands
high with the people. In thi3 new
movo he will be successful for the
reason that he will treat the peoplo
right/keep the best of goods and
make his prices to suit.
Joseph Ryan, accountant, journalist, mining expert and general broker
will make his home in Kimberley
this summer. Thc inhabitants of
that part of the district will have an
opportunity of meeting a genial gentleman who shows by liis brogue that
he did not coiiui lrom Franca.*, and
who is an excellent entertainer.
EAST KOOTEXAY MINING
(From Fort Stuulo Pram-icctori.
An early spring vvill favor placer
milling in the Fort Steele distrir.t,
and operations will be resumed in
Wild Horse and Pern- creeks much
earlier tiian has been usual for several years past.
T *e Sullivan mine at Kimhorlcy,
is now running steadily and itisturn-
iag out lot3of silver lead ore.
cottngf-s for the actomniodation of
their working force which tliev ox-*
pect incre-ii-ing hIidi-Mv. Btllevm* at-
present boas*.*1 'if Inn two stores, one a
branch ofthe Wesrcru Mercantile, of
this place, aiid a general stoie erected and conducted hy Mr. and Mrs>
James Paden. Robert Connely, win'*
owns the ground immediately .'idj-iin--
ing the townsite, laid out hy tlie com'-;,
pany haa platted an addition to the
town, known as Cunnuly's addition to
Bellevue, at:d it is on lots purcli ised
from him that the Paden general
store is situated. This store is nd!"
onlv doing a large bu.-.iic:-" \\i*h tho
miners but i_ alno working up an extensive trade with the fariut-rs who
live in the valley IhiIow lielluvue.
The situation ot Bi-llcvui-iasach, li-.v-
ing a good mining camp ut hnmi-and
a clunici; lo draw a largw trade ironi
the f inner;", ih.it il pn-mw-.r. to si- n
become one ot the must important
towns in '.In- P..5-).    BLinijoi'i Hiiita.
F.'tOM
AS! I.
later than the 30th day oi.same uiuiuh
Furthermore, let it ba resolveJ that:
Whereas the f-overnment of this country grauted 2ti0,000 acres of public lands
—tho said lands being considered the
richest coal lauds in Canada—to a company which is now called the Crow's
Nest Pass Coal Company,-Ltd.
Whereas tho policy of" the Crow's
Nest Pass Coal Company, Ltd. is and
always has been to keep tho town dosed
to tho general public,      ■':'■■ C
And whereas this policy, has resulted
in one firm possessing a comptpie monopoly ofthe store, busiuess,ypithe detriment of other tradesmen Mafia district.
.^nd'j'glj.erM also
KIOGRESS  AT COAL CREEK,
Progress at the Coal Creek colliery is
rather slow upon account of the time it
is takine for the mills to cut tho neces
sary timbers for temporary shipping
structures. Four days after llie fire
500 tons of mine run coal were shipped
and the production is now 650 tons a
day. Preparations are being made to
•screen tho coal. A temporary tipple
will enable No 2towoik in ten days,
and by the first week in April the colliery will be sondins out its old time
quota of coal. All the material has
been ordered for tho construction of a
permanent tipple and other works.
THE RECENT FIRE.
TIIE PAY ROLL.
Last Saturday was pay day for thn
CrowsNest \'im dial Co., aud tho
amount pnid nut in wages for tho three
coltinrioh was as follows.
Coal Crook	
M-c'u-l	
Cmbonndo	
Last Friday afternoon, just west of
tho hospital, on Pcllatt avenue some of
the oldest houses in Fernie wore destroyed by fire. Tlie lire started in
Kent's boarding houso it i ■ said from a
detective chimney or stove-pipo This
house was on fire once or twice la-it
summer. The lire spread until four
building!* were destroyed and two badly
damaged. The occupants ot nil the
houses excopt Mr. Kent saved their
household effects. The loss will amount
to about $5,010 partially covcrod by insurance. Tho foremen worked with
great enorgy^mt wero handicapped by
tho lack ot wator and proper appliances.
CARD OF THANKS.
I desiro to thank nil those who so
kindly came to im-_ajaiilAftrc*-in-iiia!
late lire. I also wish lo thank those
who qj'nrcil shelter, nnd shollorud my
family during my recent trouble
 It. Dudley.
A NEW DAI ItY.
Total
A now dairy will be doing businc<<B in
.5:'ri.iS'2.,l.7ril Feruio within ton days.    At lirnl only a
•'p'H'£>"|y, tnw **0-vl* •■'il1 ,,l! -'''I'*' '•",l tl"' •'•'"*  of
'     '' | the milk sold will bo brought from Spo-
SllsV-W.-lOjI'atie.
Co., Ltd. supporting said monopoly
And whereas we, the workmen, do not
consider this to be juetieo or fair play,
and also do not consider these methods
consistent with the British j-Jea of liberty
and honest dealing.
Whereas today, as said lands are
situated iu the towns of Michel, Carbonado and Coal Creek, where hundreds
of workmen and their families live.
Therefore, be it resolved that this
convontion, representing tlie workmen
employed by the Crow's Nest Pass Coal
Company, Ltd. thoroughly condemn the
Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co., Ltd in
keeping their towns closed to the detriment of their workmen.
And that we call upon the C. N. P. C,
Co., Ltd. to immediately pkice upon the
market plots of land at n reasonable
price in the towns of Michel, Coal
Creek and Carbonado for the purpose of
allowing auy tradesmen to conduct a
a store or other business, and also lor
tho purpose of allowing the workmen
to build their owu homes ii they bo de
sire.
And be it further resolved, that if the
company fail to do this we make an ai>-
peal to the government to introduce
legislation making it illegal for any
company to keep any town or village
closed to the general public.
And let it be resolved that we send
copies of this resolution to euch director
ot tho coal company and tho government aud the members of parliament.
Whereas, wo believe the time haa arrived when the miners of ilijtrict No. 18
U.M. W. of A. ought to be paid, every
two ("2) weeks.
Therefore, be it resolved that this
convention take steps to secure same.
A resolution was passed're smeitermen similar to the one from tlio Michel
union printed iu Thk Li-int: last week.
And let it be further re.-ived that wo
no not think it advisable that members
of the U. M. W. of A. juiu the militia
in any coal camp under tlie present circumstances^	
TIRED OFTHE CINCH.
water, sewers and right of way.
Council cdjourned to 23rd.
THE ELK LUMBER CO.
Last week a special car brought a-
party of American settlers to Fernie
on their way to Allvrla.   The party
stepped a d-ty in Fernie nr/lcr the-
hospitable roof of the Wuldort.    Flie-
party contained over 50 settlors from
Indications point to greaterr.ctivity j Pullman  and   Palousc   counties   in
in mining explorations in   the Iv/'t j Washington, and they are all well-
enav and Columbia valleys  during; to do, and the tinest class of peoplo
the approaching summer. ! Camilla  can   have   on   its   western.
Tlie Sullivan  mine at Marysville ! plains.    Nunc of the partv have sold,
during February brought down cOO thc-i-- farms in Washington, but havo
toi:s of ore from the mine to the smel
ter. This ore is leing brought down
at the rate ol four cars daily. It is
estimated when the smelter isvuuning
it will earn "rlOO.OOO a year from the
lead bounty.
Mr. F. B. Lynch of St. Paul, managing director of the Eik Lumber anil
Manufacturing Co., arrived in Fernio
last weok, accompanied by his wife.
They will spend several days in the
city, returning via "Winnipeg.
The machinery for.the new plant   of
the Elk Company, which was brought
*sil"8  alS0l to tbis point in a"solid' train  ot seven- 0
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excessive .prices for tho necessities of ,lll0 posltiolI.   This shipment has been
life, owing to the Crow a H.-t Pass Coal /ollovvcd by soveral other cars,  one of
them containing tho material .for a very
large refuse burner, and there is now
on the way a car load of structural
6teel, io be used in the construction oi
their lire proof boiler nnd engine room.
An order has also been placed for a
carload  of   planing  mill   machinery.
MOYIE
Froin the Leu.ier
James Graham, a miner employed
at the St. Eugene, has given a bond
on his interest in the "Yankee Girl
property near Ymir, and if thc bond
is-taken up his share will amount trover $12,000. R. J. Doyle was over
a-ao^-Yurilr..Jfi6tertiay..Becnriqg tl.e
necessary papers'.'■..from Graham.
Graham located the property in lSd'J
and staid faithfully with itcversinee
The St. Eugene, thc sreatest silver
lr-ad mine in Canada, paid another
dividi-ivl on March loth. The dividend just declared is -at   the   rate of
two cents a share, and is for $70 GOO.
which is expected to arrive  about the  Ur> to date flic dividend ' aggregate
first of April. j:*'350,000 instead of $.1'JS,'"C0, asstattd
The work of installing will probably j in ., rp(.c,u Turont/, dispntch.    There
require  an   additional  month or  Mx|,,ave  been  two divMetids of   three*   .„,■•,• .n  .,,, i 1-iud
weeks, when it is hoped the   mill will,centga shnre „,. ,mm pae|l_   or| condition, ana land
be turning   out   lumber.   A complete;
water svstem   will also  be  installed
rented them at good tigures and art*
settling in Alberta for the benefit of"
their children. The party has secured
about lo' square miles of land south of
Calgary and *"0 miles from the railroad.   Ttiere is plenty of coal some
little distrnce from their new homes
which can be had for the digging..
Quite a number of the party already
have houses ready, and the balance-
will   live  under  tents fop- a time.
Seven carloads ot grain,  stock and
household  effects  have   been   sent,
ahead in charge ot 14 young Paloua-
crs.   Seven of the party had $22,003 *
with them.   Others' who came along-
to spy nutrthe!» ud h&?& borvfe accounts..
and holdings in Washington that run-
into six figures.   Beat Galicians by
many miles.
In the Palouse country during the
panic of '93 many of these faimors.
Iiacl to sell their wheat for 10 cents a
bushel and fully '2b per cent of those
tilling the soil went broke. At that:
j time they paid IS per cent for loans
their being now at tlie machine shop, a
thousand gallon fire pump; and when
tl.e mill and yards are piped, it will be
possible to have'a strong stream ot
water at any time.
A largo engine went into place last
week, and is put up o:i a concrete foundation in which there was uscil over a
carload of cement. Tlie machine shop
is now in operation, and the ''Company
has all the necessary tools and machine
while the rate is now 3 per cert. Thc
Pulousc section is now in a prosperous
sells for from $50
ui ■"■•JO an acre. The fanners have
$210,000 for the two. There have} t(.lephimes *n tuejr houses, rural mail
also been two dividends ol-two cents j ^livery, bank aocomits, and other
a share each or $70,000 or $110,(XO; iUXUril5of civilization, but no chance,
for the two. This make* a grand; t0 (,-et 1;irire u.acti ot" iiUl(u for their
total of S350.00O. Th? St. Eu»ene is- sons so !nev aro Coinin- by thousands
in splendid shape, has large reserves j inl() Alberta. Let tlieui come 1 We
of ore in sight and the ouiluok is fm-1 Wi.nf minions of thetu.
orab'.e for a 'continuance of dividends
at regular intervals for a considerable
period.   A 30 drill air compressor is! Murphy    and   wife   (Garde
tob3 installed this  spring,   furtluri *j.-eeaing. Geo Kill, F. G. "V
The names of those in the party
are :   Mrs.   Devant  (S'-okitue),    P.
eld),    P.
Midline!*,
ake its repairs." which is affording j particulars of which  will be  given .Mrs> Smlthi Kebecca Jor.son,  G. T.
tom    ...  "    " - i i.
a great convcuieiici' at tlie preaent time next weeK.
in tho erection of the new plant.
THE TIKE RRIGADE.
Judging from the report of the reinvention held in Fernie IaM week the
coal miners arc getting very weary of
the Trites Wood Co. collar that Ihcy
have had around their neslo for such a
long time at Coal Creek, Michel, and
Carbonado. 'I hey have iirown tired
playing against the ciiia-t'., and have
spoken in favor of conmieicially open
towns.
THE CKMKTI.HY.
Fertile needs more timo live or six
acres ot' ground for a cei-.i-ta-ry. I'il'tv
acre.-. i». name tana little it' u.- pay any :it-
loutiian to the needs it' lb- fuitiiv. In
addition to this what i;.dil has Ihe
Citv Council to deal willi ..round    that :
Fernie needs a well drilled fire brigade with a chief elected by the members. It also needs a book and ladder
truck, anil a more plentiful eupply ol
water. It necessary a powerful engine
should be procuied and i-tationed at the
Klk River until the city completes its
waterworks. No city is safe with a
lawn sprinkler for tire protection and a
chemical engine that is I ft on ihe street
all night after a lire,   and   choked   up
AROUND BELLEVUE.
The Bc-llevue mines, which are one
of the properties ol the West Canadian Collieries.Co., and which is situated about five miles east ot here has
developed into on-i of oar principal
cotil producers. The mine wjiich is
situated within a few feet ol the main
track ofthe Crows Nest R. U. is most
advantageously situated for both
working and shipping. The scries
of coal veins on this property are being rapidly developed under the sup-
it Chns. Kiuir.erson, resident
Newman, J W. "Newin.nv and wife,
'Mrs. Motni Boner, J. F. Hardsley and
son, II S'-iray (Palnse): L. G. Pickel
and wife (Pendleton),. Mrs. Pickel
(1'oitland). F. Blachb;. (Colfax), S. C.
Williams (Moscow), Mart Low and
family, Mrs. McGcnnes and family
(Failun).	
CARD OF THANKS.
when a blaze does   occur.   Fernie  has
material for a '(•rand lire company, but j crv'J
men caiitm: work witii.iut i-liici-r.-., ami | s'.ip'.'riii'fr.dot!!, ar.d   has  within tho
proper apparatus. space ot a few monthsibvel-pcd trom i-
A  WILH SON
Leo  -smith   is  a  young  man   who
a grass root pnijiKitrn ttiM a won
opcncal and equiped niitie which i-
piviiueiiig uml .-ihit-pitig some t'XH-•!•..-
The committee in i-ouneetion with llio
Miner's Union I5iil in aid of. the hospital here on the evening of St. Patrick's
day d.:3ire to comcy their situ-ero
thanks to all who participate.! in milking it a grand success.
They wish tn mai.a
tion i-i' the ci-liicry a,
host. Mr. Ttaomus <.
th-! Hotel. liY-'bia'
i:ati-'ii oi Ywi-utv-fiv.
partii'ulir men-
li.i-i'o a:.,i iiiii.o
.'.h;.!-. "f tiio ■"■;!-
ho h.:;.sls"m.o aj-i-
re-viced
illar-
should be put in an   asylum   for   f>o!s. iol*C'>aI per day.   Two   tipples have
He got Tom Whelan to cash a bogus
check drawn upon the Cardston bank
and then blow the n-.uii.iy iu upon delusions that haunt a wine snaked brain.
When arrested he had Jj cents Bo/ore
his trial came off he broke jail and lias
not been seen sinco. His latlierarrivtid
in town this week nnd ni.uhi good to
those wlm had !i>si by liis suit He
should now tiud the fun,-i:.d soak   him
in ice wati-r.  	
A BOXING CONTEST.
i-. not within the cily 1
nmi
Kid Scaler ol Hpokaiii'. nnd D. McCarthy, nl Coal t'ros-I" v, ill box iii run mis
Mai-quid of l"iu'i-t,-bi.ty rulc-s for a
purse of ^t-ti)litin-:- u,ibyT*H. Whi-hiti.
Tin-iMiilest will liil.t-pliuv at St lark's
Opera Hmisi-i.n lln-•■v.-nini: i>l M'reli
'J'.'iid, niiil thi- winner "ill take the
Dt-ike aii'l purse A referee wiii he
choseu nt the   ni.w'si.k'.
Iioeu erected and sidetracks with
room to accommodate forty cut's put
in. Thc cxil 'produced here is of
mo*', excellent quality for both 3teatn
and coking purposes and is practically all taken by tlio C. P. K. lor ioc-
omotive purposes.
The town of Uellevtic, which has
been established for tht1 convenience
ol the employees ol the coat company
ar.d those who do tmsinoss with them
is r.itilatcd on a beautiful and large
flat overlooking the railroad and
mine. Here the company bnvr
out a town nnd etvet'-d it number '■
neat and substantial cottages,  rest
I from Mr. Cruliaii. :• gra'ir.iou1 support
tofiethor witb the freo use of the hall mi
this occasion went far   towards making
It tho (ituiicia! success it proved to  be,
Michel, H. I.'., March •.*■>. uf>.
Pn-ss Committee
THE SALVATION  ARMY.
Staff captain Cass, of Spokano, and
li-.,:s*e:i.'int Willie Mi-Milian conducted
tin- Salvation Army sei vi-.-:i kst ';,"i-
day Tin re wori- ::•"> children dfi!icul-,d
to lioiland the Ariny "llie Spokann
ollica-r") an,! somo ••< the lm-al corji wont
tn Cr.tnbriMk nil   "i'iH.'.-i ay    witli   their
Ilill ! Bi0.-.a'>l|Mjla'Ctlll'aJ  or S. \      III tOI'llll ti> nml
' Ciniu'ri'-s    Tlu-y a->:,-i'ei to iiaVi'a  good
tim-.- ia Ciaiibro'ik a' the poaiple iii that
(!ei;ts lor Miinagiii-'-diivctor,
in;: house and other necessary
ings.    It is the
any this spriii'
Kiav
bu
! V|I
. I
j the w
'I't-itlia: t
iuteiitinii uf the
to erect, aa.ilhe;
.- have a  kll'.-!ly  fe-
■rk of   the   Army
he prngri'-s io K'-n.i''
lin-^ M'.winl-i
Cass thinks
is siirpri'siiig
ciin|>-1 nml tn.it the
1 ut ot ' entire wnik.-
Lord will .-I'.aii enpMire tin;
"VS1!
Ta.
Jth-'iumte***vr-%**v*t. .__- V-.LUME XII., Number 24
FERNIE, B.C., WEDNESDAYS-MARCH, 22, 1905
Price, §2 a Ykar, in Advance
i,'
N FERNIE
ST. PATRICK'S CONCERT
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The fishing season  opens  on Satur
day.
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Michel and Morrissey aro now connected with Fornie by telephone.
J. B. MeEwing will put in a soda
water fountain and ice cream parlor.
8, Marks is recovering from an attack
of blood poisoning in one of Ida hands
"Yip Sing, accused ot being  in   tho
opium business was discharged at the
Court.
The joiners are busy getting ready
.the storo for Miss Yarty iu tho L.T. W.
block.
A crowded housa greeted tho Salvation Army entertainment on Monday
evening.
Respectable boarders wanted. Apply
at Mrs. W. J. Davis, l'alot avenue, next
hospital.
Bargains in old newspapers at this
oflice. Muat bo Bold to make room for
new stock.
Charles Fyfo is ono of the most polite
and obliging operators in the employ of
IhoC. P.U.
A. B. Trites sold hib lumber business
At Elkmouth to Ross Bros., of White-
mouth, Man.
Tho Minors' union is contemplating
the building of a fine hall upon their
Victoria avonue lot.
Misses Sheppard and Digby aro two
of the ladies who will attend the switch
in the telephone ollice.
The Palm has put in three boxes at
the rear of the store for the accomodation of ice cream patrons.
Many of the backyard-, in Ferule need
cleaning, aud the health officer should
get around with his orders.
Quite a number of coal miners in East
Kootenay aro saving their money with
a. view of buying fruit farms
Ticket 10G4 won the gramophone al
tho Palm. If not claimed in two weeks
tho prize will be given to ticket lliliS.
Only 20 couples attended the dance of
the Fernie Qnadrille club ou Thursday
ovenlng    Lent was the cause  of  the
light attendance.
Investigation by the provincial pol-
' ico haa proved tbat  no dynain'ito   has
, been used In the Elk Elver for tho pur
'"George Vincent and Harry Huby
have opened up a shooting gallery In
the Beck block next to the bowling alley. Mr. Vincent has recently returned
from Stavly, Alta., where ho h.'is beou
since losing his leg while acting as
timekeeper at tho coko ovens.
Wm Handley has had hirj team first
to every fire in Fernie; His teamsters
have orders to drop everything when
the gong rings and make for the scene
of trouble. lie receives no pay for this
service, and Is entitled to the thanks of
overy property owner in the city.
The carpenters are making the cabinets in the undertaking parlors of Scott
<fe Itoss Ten different lockers will bo
used for the exhibiting of as many different caskets. A carload of c&Bketa and
tri ornings left the east on the 9th, and
the parlors will be open on the 1st of
April.
After a residence of three years in
Fernie, H. L Staebler will return to
Toronto on Monday where be intends to
travel for the Mason and Risen piano.
Ho has been a music teacher iu Fernie and organist in the Presbyterian
church, and carries with hira the best
wishes of a host of friends.
Oo Saturday night, P. C. Burrows
wont into tho Napanee and arrested Ed.
Sheldon for gambling. Oue of the proprietors, T. H. Whelan disputed the authority of the policeman for arresting a
man in Ids housa without a warrant,
aud the dispute ended in a fair imitation
of lifo before Mukden. The'-.case of
Sheldon will be heard this morning
when some fine points in law will be explained.
''i-Xm^Zm* pf'killing Ush
-:•• 3.*la^^i-*Mt,'*MlB*s Kfs:*R. SUaTMBLb*?, Jft-JU varrive -'fit
l-^a^^w^a-* &^l~t*»m'-isMi*y'o%
-*■>
$ii<
iS'ie will foilb*v'Jhe"j5rbfe8slonrQf mus.c
teaching in this citv.
If you want to buv a newspaper
printing plant, gasolene engine, real
.estate or old newspapers drop a line to
the editor ot this paper.
Smith and Ward who broke jdl^in
Fernie last week have not yet been
.captured. They probably reached
Montana on an early miming freight
The Calgary Cattle Co. start to kill
for the summer trade in a few days.
The first carload of cattle will arrive
from Calgary not later than next Monday.
An article upon how some young
men court feminino admiration by buying wine at dance suppers, and a poem
upon Bedbugs in jail are crowded out
■of thU issue.
Local fruit dealers and greengrocers
-complain loudly about the way green
stuff is handled over the C. P. It.. Onions and lettuce are often cooked when
put off at Fernie.
G. C. Hodge and his men after -pending many stirring weeks in Fernie are
.leaving this week for Phoenix to repair
a. telephone line In that city recently
.damaged by fire.
.JamosMcFarlane who left Fornie a
month ago to havo his eyes treated in
atho hospital at Calgary has lost tho
eight of ono eye, and tho other is in a
dangerous condition.
The English church will bo painted
and other Improvements made when
,the weather is suitable. The rectory
will bo hullt next summer upon the lot
adjoining the church.
The Waldorf is nicely decorated with
palm treos in tho hall, dining room and
flrst landing of the stairway. This hotel Is furnished in an elegant manner,
j-.ua.uas ai]|oxeellont.fire escape.
Tho passenger train from Spokano
was stopped by a slide tltreo miles from
tho city on Monday evening. Tho fact
was phoned, and an engino and two
box cars wero sent out to make a trans-
<ier.
Robert Strathearn is leaving Fernio
for Armstrong whero he will open a
jowelry store. Ho Is ono of tho pioneer
watchmakers of tho Interior of this
provlnco and should oaslly mako a for.
tutio hi the Okauagan.
Tho local telophono system will bo in
full operation this weok. It starts with
77 subscribers iu addition to tho many
InstrtimuntH in ime by tho Coal Co. The
.sorvico will hn continuous, and tlirco
.operators will bit employed.
A. P. Clicnetto has sold his interest
I.i the Queirn'ri Hotel at Cranbrook, and
will dovotn his time to Ids l.otel at
Marvuvillo. lie inade ?'io0 during his
stay at Cranbrook, nud says the hotel
business is good in that town. Every,
■thing Is humming nt Marysville and
tho smelter will bio-/in nn Aj.xil 15th.
About 250 men will be employed nt the
smoltor.
Dr. Corsan is visiting his sous in Calgary.
Fred Dunn lias taken up bis residence
in Spokane.
Joe Carter took another look at Fernie last week.
Ledie Mills has just recovered from a
severe attack of quinsy.
Joseph Gopell has had a severe time
wilh quinsy aud la grippe.
Dr. Corsan is suffering from   blood
poiboniug iu onu.of his hands.    ■
> ,M;88(Marjorio"Wriiiht;letton Sunday.
-cV;ciiing-rtto' atteo'*. ich*«il|V"l;: ("Mlajiry *.*/-"
Miss Murray, of the  staff,  of Trites
Wood Co. has been ill with tho grippe.
\V. li. Clark looked in from Montana
last week.
S. F. Toiiaie came in from Victoria
last week.
Charles Burt was in town with his
line of samples on (Monday.
Alex Cameron, for some timo with P.
G. McLeod, has -rone to Rosslaud.
L.'H. Hunter, thc Hudson Bay manager at Pincher was here on Monday.
W. J. Timlick is selling lumber tor
ihe Fernio Lumber Co., in tho Northwest.
Mrs. Bolton, mother of G. H. Bolton
has gone to visit her -son in Neepawa,
Man.
F. C. Malpas, manager of the Bank
of Commerce at Cranbrook was in Fernie this weok.
L.E. M. Dudley, American consul at
Vancouver, and wife were in Fernio
thiswock.
J. A. M. Pinkham, manager of tho
Imperial bank at Craubrook was in
the city this week.
\V. H. D'Arcy, general claims agent
of tho C- P. R~ was hero last week upon
local business.
G. IL 'Webster manager of the Calgary
Cattlo Co. visited the local branch this
week.
Arnold Wallengor came over from
Cranbrook on Sunday to visit his wife
at the hospital.
Mrs. M "II. Hall was in Medicine Hat
laRt week visiting her son who is ill in
tho hospital at that city.
Miss Dodd of the hospital staff lett for
Winnipeg on Monday evening. Nurso
Moore, of Cranbrook is her successor.
Herb Irvine, of Nolson came in last
week to enjoy the whirl of our busy city
aud to watch the tape on Chicago wheat
Miss Dorothy Proctor will leave in
June lor an extended tour of Europe.
Sho will bo accompanied by h»r grandmother.
Mrs. Arnold "Wallongor, ol Cranbrook
who has boon in tho Fernie hospital for
several days is rapidly recovering from
her severe illness.
E. A James and wife havo gone to
Calgary whoro he has secured a position with Little- Bros. Mr. James was
a tailor lately In tho employ of Mr.
Laidley.
II Allenhorg, of Spokane was in For-
nio looking up iusuranco and real estate investment's. He will put up a
largo building in Cranbrook.
The concert on March 17th at Stork's
Hall, under the auspices of the Ladies'
Altar Society of the R C Church, was
a great success, many pooplo being present, from all denominations. Mr. L P.
Eckstein presided and an excellent and
varied entertainment was given, The
following is the program: Traviati,
piano and clarionet; court minuet, six
boys and six girls; Bong, Mr. Jones ;
recitation, Ella Sheppard; song, Mr. A.
D. Kildahl -, recitation, Douglas Stork ;
chorus, by infants; Highland fling,
Miss Dolly Barnette and Mr. 11. Tucker;
song, Mrs. Kennedy; recitation, Mr.
Cox; operatic chorus; drill, sixteen girls
in fancy costume; song, Miss Maggie
Smith ; recitation, Miss Margery Robson ; sword dance, Miss Dolly Barnett;
soug, Mr, A. Berridge; cake walk, Clara
and Jennie Cody; recitation, Mr. M-
Bryan; operatic chorus, sixteen girls;
song, Mrs. Kennedy; sailor's hornpipe,
Miss Dolly Barnett; song, Mr. A. D.
Kildahl; accompanists, Miss Gertrude
Graham, Mr. H. L. Staebler, Miss M.
McHale; choruses, Susio Telford, Laura
Telford,'Mary McDonald, Amy McDon
aid, May Davies, Amy Wells, Maggie
McCain, Cecille Eckstein, Mable Graham, Jean Todhunter, Nellie McDougall, Dolly Barnett; juvenile choruses,
Valentino Fawcetto, Marguerite Faw
cette, Cora Graves, Margery Robson,
Ella Sheppard, Douglas Stork, Chester
Mills, Billy Corsan, Mate Lambert.
Miss D-Barnett took a considerable
part in the entertainment- her complete solf possession and graceful movements pleased all onlookers. The minuet was most gracefully rendered iii old
fashioned costumes. The recitations by
tli8 children were excelleut, the words
being clearly euuuciatcd and caused
much amusement. The cake walk by
the Misses C. and J. Cody scored a big
hit and the choruses and drill were admirably rendered. Mr.-,Cox. gave the
speech for the plaintiff in Bardell v.
Pickwick, and Mr. Byran an Irish romance, both greatly appreciated by the
audience. The songs by Mrs. Kennedy,
and Messrs. Kihliihl. Jones and Berridge
were each excellent and amongst thc
brightest stars of theevening. Miss M
Smith received an encore lor"Killar-
ney," tbe only Irit-heong of theevening.
The Italian band, played during the
interval.
RES0LUT0NS1'.
BY MISERS
CITY COUNCIL
DISTRICT 18 OF U.iV^W.A,
HOLD CONVENTION
THE FERNIE LUMBER CO.
'I he mill of tho Fernio Lumber Co",
turned ou the steam' pn Monday, aud
will cut three millions of feet of lumber--
If the ma'rket'iJickif "upjmnrea-itock ^Jll
'^lw^^^^Ji_i_^^__^S^.
to" 100 men and 80 Iibi-seM'**aVBi*e^^rorBei
in the bush, and the forco of the mill
this summer will number 50 men. The
capacity of tbe mill is 35,000 feet every
ten hours with a lath and planing department in addition. The product of
ihe mill is sold in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.
Proctor and McDougall are among
the early residents of Fernie. Only two
log cabins being in the camp whon
Proctor came over the trail. He is originally from Ogdensburg N. Y„ and
is au expert in the lumber trade having travelled for a large firm for many-
years in tho eastern states. Mr. Mc-
Dougald bails from Arnprior, Ont., and
has been nearly all his life in the lumber business, and railroad contracting.
When it comes to figuring on railroad
contracts it is said that McDougall is
the greatest expert in B. C.
EKOGRKSS   AT  COAL CREEK.
Progress at tho Coal Creek colliery is
rather slow upon account of the time it
is taking for the mills to cut tho neces
6ary timbers for temporary shipping
structures. Four days alter Ihe fire
500 tons of mine run coal were shipped
and the production is now 650 tons a
day. Preparations are being made to
•screen tlio coal. A temporary tipple
will enable No 2 to work in ten days,
and by the first weok in April the colliery will be sondiua: out its old time
quota ot coal. All the material has
beon ordered.for the construction of a
permanent tipple and other works.
THE RECENT FIRE.
THE PAY ROLL.
Last Saturday was pay day for tho
Crows Nest Pass Coal Co., and tho
amount paid nut in wages for tho three
collieries was as follows.
Coal Crook S'W.'K.'Ur'
Michel	
Caihonado	
Last Friday afternoon, just west of
tho hospital, on Pellatt avenue some of
the oldest houses in Fernie were de
stroved by fire. The fire started in
Kent's boarding house it'i- said from a
detective chimney or stove-pipe This
house wan on fire once or twice last
summer. Tho lire spread until four
buildings wero destroyed and two badly
damaged. The occupants of all tho
houses escopt Mr. Kent saved their
household effects. Tho loss will amount
to about $5,000 partially covered by insurance. The loromeu worked with
great onorgy^mt wero handicapped by
tho lack of wnter and proper appliances.
CARD OF THANKS.
I desire to thank
kindly came to  my.
ml   those who  so
0=»istavrrCTr -|1 a - a!. e
lato fire. 1 alno"wisli lo thank tlioso
who o/fmcil shelter, and sheltered my
family during my recent trouble
 II. Dudley.
A NEW DAIRY.
Second Annual Convention of lJi&trict
18, U.M.W. of America, held'in the
Miners Hall, Fernie, B.C., on March if,,
1905. President F. II Sherman' was in
the chair, and the following 'district
officers were also present: P. Pattiaon,
vice president, John N. Howbioj-k.sec-
treas. Delegat js : Thos Addison, Per
nie Local, 2314; John S. Laurenson,
Michel Local, 2331; Kobt. Evans, Frank
Local, ■ 1203 ; Harry Gates, Coleman,
2633; *W. II. Jenkins, Lille Local, VA'i-
JaB. Sevcrns, Morrissey Local, WIS;
Andrew Hood, Bcllevue Local,'431.
Much business was gono .through,
amongst which waa somo of internist to
the general public Tim following resolutions were read and adopted
Whereas this convention representing
District 18 favor the idea or advisability
of bringing out labor candidates for the
Provincial Parliament for the Fernie
Hiding and the Crow's Nest district of
Alberta and that this convention in-
struct tho district officers to take steps
to inaugurate a monthly holiday and
that it be left to the locals .what day
that should be. _ ■>
It was also further resolved; That we
abolish Sunday work as near, as possi
ble with exceptions, and that the Sun
day Observance Act be in force in Alberta, and in caso of necessity thut all
men employed on Sundays.be paid at
the rate of time and a half.. ,.
That we elect an international board
member by a refereudumVyote of district 18 and that said election take place
on the 28th day' of March and return
handed in to District sec.-treasnrur not
later than tbe 30th day oi'same month
Furthermore, let it bo resolved lhat:
Whereas the government of this country grauted 250,000 acrca of public iands
—the said lands being considered the
richest coal lauds in Canada—to a company which is now called the Crow's
Nest Pass Coal Company.Ltd.
Whereas tho policy of. the Crow's
Nest Pass Coal Company.Ltd. is and
always has been to keep the town dowd
to tho general public,      "•-■'r/-
And whereas this policy, has resulted
in one firm possessing a compete monopoly of. the store .bus'mesaiUp-ttbe detriment of other tradesmen j|*Jt^ district.
• "i.Aodj",w)i*reasJ;tli.ioV*pVla<S-,b*is also
,■>#■; zt- -i\K*ifi^>r\at.rAi.V_])rfi'i1iii'\    '    i ' t r if " *j    ■   •
excesstve iprlces 'for rtho'"necessitie8 of
life, owing to the Crow's Nt ~t Pass Coal
Co., Ltd. supporting said monopoly. .
And whereas we, the workmen, do not
consider this to be justice or fair play,
and also do not consider these methods
consistent with the Britisludea of liberty
and honest dealing.
Whereas today, as said lands are
situated in the towns of Michel, Carbonado and Coal Creek, where hundreds
of workmen and their families live.
Therefore, be it resolved that this
convention, representing the workmen
employed by the Crow's Neat Pass Coal
Company, Ltd. thoroughly condemn the
Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co., • Ltd in
keeping their towns closed to the detriment of their workmen.
And that we call upon theC. N. P. C.
Co., Ltd. to immediately place upon the
market plots of laud at n reasonable
price in the towns of Michel, Coal
Creek and Carbonado for the purpose of
allowing auy-tradesmen'to conduct a
a store or other business, and also ior
the purpose of allowing the workmen
to build their owu homes ii they bo de
sire.
And be it further 'resolved, that if the
company fail to do this we make an a*>-
peal to the government to introduce
legislation making it illegal-for any
company to keep any town or village
closed to the general public.
And let it be resolved that we send
copies of this resolution to each director
of tho coal company and tho government and the members of parliament.
Whereas, wo believe the time.has arrived when the miners of district No. 18
U. M. W. of A. ought to be paia every
two {'D weeks.
Therefore, be it resolved that this
convention take steps to secure same.
A resolution was passed re smeitermen simil.u to the one from tho Michel
union printed in Tim Lniuii: last week.
And let it be furiher re.-ived that we
ilo not think it advisable that members
of the V. M. W. of A. juiii the militia
in any coal camp under tlu- present circumstances".
At tlie meeting on Thursday evening a letter from the manager of the
Coal Co. was read in reference to the
new cemetary site. A committee was
appointed to look, into the matter.
The city's Vancouver lawyers sent
a telegram stating that the B.C. Telephone Co. insisted upon their suit for
damages against the. city going to
trial. The mayor was instructed to
attend the trial at Vancouver if necessary.
The cleric was instructed to advertise (nol in The Ledge) for tenders re
the grading of 'Thompson street to the
G.-N.-depot. '.-•'■''
The health by-law was read a second and third time.
]"y-law No. 11 was introduced as a
temporary loan by-law for thc pur
pose of borrowing $f-,000 tor immediate use to be paid out of the proceeds
of this year's taxeB.
Aldermen Cree and Tuttle were
appointed street commissioners to look
alter chain gang and contract work.
At the meeting lust night the minutes of the previous meeting were
adopted.
A letter from Mr. McEvoy was filed.
It was agreed to appoint a committee to call on the Coal Co and obtain the best terms fi,r a duinping
ground.
Aid. Cree was appointed acting
mayor during Stork's absence at Vancouver. The suit of thc 13. C. Telephone comes to court on Saturday in
Vancouver.
The G. N. Ry. will be asked to pay
a certain proportion for grading the
street to their depot.
J. G. Cuinmings letter re water
was read.
Aid. Cree and Tuttle were appointed a committee to see Mr McDongald
and the Coal Co. in reference to
water, sewers and right of way.
Council adjourned to 23rd.
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cottages for''the'accommodation of
their working force which tlicv e.x-»
pect increiising shortly. }5t,llevno ati
present boasts of but two stores, one it
branch of the Wpsroni Mercnntiie, of
this place, and a -general stc-ie erected and conducted by Mr. and Hvst
James Paden. Kobert Connely, whe-
owns tlio ground immediately f.djun-*
ing the townsite, hid out by the com-;
pany has platted an addition to the
town, known asConiiely's addition to
lielleviie, and it is on lots purch ised
from him that the I'ldcii general
store is situated. Ttiiy store is ntfi
onlv doing a large ba-'-ir"-'-" *.\i:h th,*
miners but is alno working up an (:•:-
tensive trade with the farmers who
live in the volley below Hellevm-.
Tlie situation ot Bi-I!evueiasac!i, hiving a good milling"c-uiipiit Immeaiul.
a chance to draw a larg.i trado fi'ui.i
the f iri.iers, that it prurn'r-'.'s to s.,- n
become one ot the most impcriaiit
towns i.i '.lie P.-ss.    HLirmui'i  i'init->.
(From tlio lloralil.)
E. Sproule has opened a drygoeds
men's furnishing store in Marysville.
Mr. Sproule is well known in his district, and what, is more he stands
high with'the peoplo; In this new
move he will he successful for the
reason that he will treat the people
right, keep the best of gobda and
make his prices to suit.
Joseph'Ryan, accountant, journalist, mining expert and gcnerul broker
will make his home in Kimberley
this summer. The inhabitants of
that part of the district will have an
opportunity.of meeting a genial gentleman who shows by Iii3 brogue that
he did not come from France, and
wlio is an excellent entertuir.er.
EAST KOOTENAY MINING
(Prom l-'or!  ""touio Pria.sfK.-ctorj.
An early spring will favor pliicm*
mining in thc Fort Steele district,
and operations will be '"resumed at
Wild Horse and Pern' creeks much
earlier than has been usual for several years past.
T 'e Sulliviin niine at Kimberley,
is now running steadily and it is turning out lots of silver lead ore.
Indications point to greater activity
in mining explorations in the Root
enay and Columbia' valleys during
the approaching summer.
The Sullivan mine at'Marysville.
Ho' FROM WASH.
Last week a opecial car brought a,-
party of American settlers to Fernie
on their way to Allvrfa.   The party
stepped' :i dny in Fornie under thc-
hospitable roof of the Waldorf.    The
party contained over 50 settlers from
Pullman   and   Palouse   counties   in
Washington, and they are ull well-
to do, and the tinest class of peoplo
Canada   can   have   on   its   western,
plains.    None ot the partv have sold
during February brought down SOO [their, farms in Washington, but hnvo
toi:s of ore from the mine to the snisl-! rented them at good figures and are
ter.    This ore is being brought down [settling in Alberta for the benefit of
at the rate ol four cars -daily. It is
estimated when the smelter is running
it will earn £103,000 a year from the
lead bounty.
Mr. F. B. Lyneh of St. Paul, managing director of the Kik Lumber and
Manufacturini; Co., arrived in Fernie
last weok, accompanied uy his wife.
They will spend several days in the
city, returning via Winnipeg.
The machinery for .tke new plant   ol
the Elk Company, which was brought
to this point in a'solid" Uain  of seven- over $12,000.   R. J. Doyle was over
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-MOYIE
From the Lender
James Grahtun, a miner employed
at thc St. Eugene, has given a bond
on his interest in the Yankee Girl
property near Ymir, and if the bond
i3taka-n up his share will amount to
iuto position. This shipmeut has been
followed by several other cars, one of
them containing tho material ior a very
large refuse burner, and there is now
on the way a car load of structural
steel, *o be used in the construction oi
their fire proof boiler and engine room.
.An order has also been placed for a
carload of planing mill machinery,
which is expected to arrive about the
first of April
necessary   papers    from    Graham.
Graham located the property in 1S9D
aud staid faithfully with it eversince
The St. Eugene, the greatest silver
load mine in Ciinada,   paid   another! p.in-cof -93 many t,f t'hese faimers
mL"     '"'    had to sell their wheat for 1*5 cents a
bushel and fully "J5 per cent of those
their children. The'party has secured
about lu" square miles of land south of
Calgary and "JO miles (mm the railroad.    Tnere is plenty ol coal some
little distnice from their new homes,
which can be had for thc digging..
Quite a number of the party already
have houses ready, and the balance
will   live  under  tents for' a time.
Seven carloads ot grain,  stock and
household  effects  have   been   sent,
ahead in charge ot 14 young Palous-
crs.   Seven ol the party had S22.000-
with them.    Others" who came along
to spy outtha Ulud'ila.vc bank accounts ^
and holdings in Washington that run
into six figures.   Beat Galicians by
many miles.
In the Palouse countrv during the
dividend on March lolh.    Thedivi-
ileiid jiist declared is .st   the   rate of
two cents a share, and is for $70,000. | ti||jn<, tlie soii went broke.    At that:
Ur. to date the dividend" aggregate j tiine tllPV ,,.,_•,• l8 per ccnt {or loan3
^oO.OJO instead of S.iS'i.COO. asstated- ^.M\_ lhe rate is n,nv 3 per cert. Thc
The work of installing will probably j in a r(,eem ToroMto d[9,Mtcll.    Thenj | ^.^ ^.^ u mw -," ft ,)U3
require  an  additional  month  or  --ix | bave  beeM  two dividends of   t|iree>:
weeke, when it is hoped the mill will j
be turning out lumber. A complete
water system will also be mstalh.-d,
their being now at the machine shop, a
thousand gallon fire pump; and when
the mill and yards are piped, it will be
possible to have a strong stream of
water at any time.
A large engine went into place last
week, and is put up 0:1 a coucrete foundation in--hteh there was used over a
carlo-id of cement. The machine shop
is now in operation, and the company
has all the necessary tools and machines
to make its repairs, which ..is affording
a great convenience at the present time
in tho erection of the new plant.
THE FIRE BRIGADE.
'j condition, ami land si'ils (or from $i>0
cents a share or SiO-\OX> each, orr u, ^j an acre. Tin- fanners have
$210,000 for the two. There have! t(.iCpb;iI;t.s *„ their houses, rural mail
also been two dividends i-l two centsjde|-V£...yi. b;tItlc aoco;;;*.t5, and other
a share each or $70,U0U cr $110,000; iuxuritsof civilization butr.ochar.ee
for the 1 wo. This makes a grand: t0f,el larJxe tracts'of hu.ds tor their
total of S350.0C0. The St. Kugene is- 50()S s0 .ney are coinim* by thousands
in splendid shape, has large reserves j inl0 Alberta. Let tlieui come! We
of ore in sight and the ouiluok is fa.-! w.-ria mil-ions of them.
oraWe for a continuance of dividends! •••-.{. n,une3 0f th,,se -,, t!le par(;y
at regular intervals for a considerable I JU.C .- Mrs> Devant i,Sj,okuiie), P.
period. A 30 drill air compressor'is | Muri)by- anri wpe ''.jartleld), P.
Ui.bj installed this spring, fur.h«r:Bl.ecll-nKi" Geo Hill, F. G. Mallincr,
particulars of which will be   given
next week.
AROUND. BELLEVUE.
Fernie needs a well drilled fire brigade with a chief elected by the members. It also needs a hnok and ladder
truck, and n more   plentiful   supply of; developed into on-* of our   principal
The Bellevrto mines, which are one
of the properties ol tho West Canadian Collieries Co., and which is situated absiitt five miles east ot here has
TIRED OFTHE CINCH.
Judging from the report of the convention held in Fernie last week the
coal miners are getting very weary of
the Trites Wood Co. coll.ir that they
have had around their m-al.-' for such a
long time nt Coal Creek, Michel, and
Carbonado. They have grown
ploying aij.iiiist the ciiia 1-., and
spoken in favor of i-oinnii-iciiilly
towns.
TIIE CKMETKItY.
tired
have
open
Total
A new dairy will be doing business in
Fernio within ton ilayn.   At lirst only a
''' 't'! o-o'm: *ow eo"v" ""'*" '*" ''''I'*' nni* ""■' 1"1"i of
''''   ''"," i the milk sold will bo brought from Spo-
811.S,148.IO|kauo.
Fernio needs more than',
acres ef groiiiid for a s-c-
acres, is none uni little ii u
lentien tis the need-. 1 I 1!..
addition lo this what i-
City Council to deal Willi
is not within the cily Hum
live   or   six
-etery.    Fifty
s- pay any atliu me.     In
:hl   has   the
..round   that
water. If necessary a powerful engine
should be proem ed and statioiii'd at the
Klk liivcr until the city completes its
waterworks. No city is safe with a
lawn sprinkler for tire protection and a "w
chemical engine that is I ft on thc street'
all night after a fire,   and   clinked
Fernie
up
when a blaze does  occur.
has I
coal producers. Thc mine which is
situated within a few feet of the main
track ofthe Crows Nest R. tt. is most
.lavaiitatreously situated for both
ing and shipping. The series
of coal veins on this property aro being rapidly developed under the sup-
materml for a i-rand lire company, but j *-v""i"lil':i °- Cll!lS* Hnit-.c-rson, resident
men cniino*. w.uk without nl
proper apparatus.
WILD SON.
Mrs. .Smith. Rebecca Joi.son, G. T.
Newman, J W. Ne.win.it> and wife,
Mrs. Mona Boner, J. F. Hurdsley and
son, U Spray (Pal.uise) L G. 1'u-kel
and wife (Pendleton), Mrs. Pick el'
1 Portland). F. I'lachb;. (Colfax), S. C.
Williams (Moscow). Mart Low and
family, ili*s. McGeimo-j and family
(Faihm).	
CARD OF THANKS.
ami; snp'.-rii.tetideiit, aril  has within  the
I space ol a few months devvl-pi-al (1*01.1
.   i . •••.
1 a grass root pi'ojio-.;:nn   into tt   wi-.;
(ipt'tied und cipiiped   initio  which  i-.
»  a   yntm-r   man   who j pr.dticiug mul .-"hipping soiu-* oaK'H:-.; fr|);n M,._ frahau. a gratu-.iou-v.ipi./.rt
should be put in .111   asylum   for   f-.ols, iol'coal per day.    Two   tipples  have.j t,H.otli.T with the free use oi the hall mi
He got T»m Whelan   to cash a   hngns
check drawn upon  the  Oirdstou  bank
A
Leo Smith
The committee in connection w:.thiln>
Miner"* Union 15 ill in ai-.l of the hospital here on the eve-iing i-l St. Patrick's
day desire to convey tlieir sineera
thanks to all who p.-irti;ipn;e 1 in making it a grand suci'iss.
Tlvt-y ■■■"iiiii to m.i:,i- particular ina'iu
tiain i-i' tin- 1'iai'iery a'/.ii.iiili a:..! uii-.rt
!io-i. Mr. Timm.-is O iii:.;: nf iiii.a Mich.'! H-)t.-l. lU'.s-e> thn It.-..!.!-.-una., .i-i-
natioti of T'.v"iitv-;i". ,•  leillnr-a  ro.-,-ive-l
and then blew the money in upon do
lusioiis that haunt a wina' p-iaked brain.
When arrested he had -Jo cents Before
hU trialcame off he brake jail and has
not been seen since. His father arrived
in town this wee!" und matin good to
those who had lost by his sail He
should tiota tiud tin- Sim, and soak lam
in ice water. __
A UOXINC; C'ONTEST.
Kid Scaler ol
ikaue,
Mc
Carthy, of Coal O't-el" v.iniiox la rounds
Maiquio of ijiii-eii-biny rules (or a
purse of "HMhiiug upby'l'*l(. Whi-lan.
The contest, wiii hike I'lai'a- at Stork's
Opera Hiiuse 011 Uu-a-vi-iiim: "I MtcIi
Win!, aial tin- witirer v. ill lake the
Btike aiul purse A re'erec wiii he
vhuseti nt Ihe   tii;i:sidi'.
1'3
been   erected and   sidetracks   with! this occasion went far   towanl* making
i*(to:n to ncconimodaic forty cars   put! it the tiui.ncia! succe-n it proved i.> la.-.
M-.chel, I!. C, MarciiJU. no.
Pra>s-. Committee
THE SALVATION ARMV.
in. The cm! "proaluced here is of
most excellent quality for both steam
and coking purposes and is practically all taken by the C. P. Ia. for locomotive purposes. j St;lff eft|,t:li„ (-;l,s, „, Spo!ittlltli nml
Tho town of liellovuc, whioh ll.idj |in--'e:i:int Willie McMili.ui coreluct.-d
been establidicd for the ojr.vetiieiice! thi-Salviitiou Army seivi'-.-ii !.;st -t"'i.
(it the employ its of the coal i.-otii|-aiiy j dny Tlu re were :'.•*' e'.iil-.ireii dealieated
Htal thnr.e wliod-.i imsitioss with thi'i:i| to lio-laml tlm Army 'lln. Spokane
is situated 011 a beautiful and largo i oiii. .-r* am! some, i.f the l-rul corp wont
il-il   ovt'1'lo...kitig   the   railrn.'Kl mid! U) CnmhuioV. mi  '*. .•..-.Uv   with  their
niine. Here tlio company have laid
put a town and erected a number '•!'
p.e.it and biih'tantial cottages, rest
dents tor Miiia.igiug-diivctoi', Ix.ard-
ing house ami uthi.i' neci/.-sary build-
ing.i. It is the intention ;>f tlio i' imp-
any Ilii? spring f.> ei'ccl an Ai.r: Ut ot
lillls.sMlil! larL-llll'i' or •-.
i.'on-;!f.s    They i'--:.-i
tilll'.- i".l I'mlll'V" lis .a*
village I,uve a  kii'd!
, A    iiiteniiitiooal
-a.-t to iUSV II   goalll
thi- people iu that
i"  (i-i-lin-  to'.card-a
tho work of the Army Cass thinks
that tiie praanTi-.-.s in I*'•'r 11i• * is surpri-.ing
nii'l tii.it the l.oi-al wi'l S'-o'.i capture tin;
entire waik.s.
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LtT.W. Block, Fernie, B. C.
.Agents la Fernie for T, G. Proctor, Nelson
The Ledge.
R. T. LOWER*?, Editor and Flnn.n-.ior.
Oppo-lU tha Dopot, FEH1*7"E
The home for railroadmen
and lumbermen.
ROSS BROS, Props,
Finest  Liquors and Cigars.
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Napanee
Hotel
Tns Leixie la pubUshod evory Wednesday
in Femle, B.C. The price is ii! a year. Adver-
titlng rate- given upon application.
THE AUTONOMY   BILL.
In Fernie, is a pleasant
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"home for all wIjo travel.
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FERNIE
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Easy Beds,
.Nerve Bracers
,.Of Every
JDesoription.
t-M.   F.   JARVIS    PROP.
The autonomy bill is liable to be
hoisted at Ottawa until the opinion of
the Privy Cjuncll of England can be
obtained upon the matter.   The matter should bo settled in  two min-
ntes.    Give  equal   rights   to  all.
Churches are bound to  flight each
other when one thinks that the other
is given an undue advantage. .The
war between creeds makes it possible
for ua to   enjoy freedom.   If any
church had the entire monopoly, lib
erty would bo dead, and the nation
slaves to one line ot religious action
and thought   We must have freedom
in these matters or the human race
will become intellectually dead. His
tory proves that the exclusive/ cinch
in state, church or individuals breeds
tyranny and makes the people abject
slaves.   We need in order to keep up
interest plenty of opposition, in creeds
as well as business.   Give a man the
absolute cinch in any line of business
and he makes a lunch of everything
and generally becomes insane through
the intensity of greed.   So for the
peace and safety of all it is necessary
to roughlock any church that attempts
to monopolize the entire   business,
Preaching today is largely a business
and just like the great commercial
trusts it requires curtailment when
the liberties of the people are threatened.   We need more Christ and less
dogma in all our churches, bat while
man craves power and wealth  the
lesser minds will have to. be there
with tbe dollar.   Each individual no
matter how humble should be allowed
to worship God in the way that best
appeals to him and with as-Jittlft-^**"-.
pense as possible.   At present salvation is too expensive for the majority
of people, especially those of limited
means and large families.   We hope
Canada will be torn by no sectional
strifejover any special route to heaven.
They are all good if the  teachings
are followed, and the tolls are not ex
cessive.	
A'PAPER'S VALUE
hammer always lifted against his fellow man'- is invariably a Har, and
never had an introduction to the
truth. No man of reason objects to
just criticism, bat the knocker as a
rule is not brainy enough to be a
critic. He is just a sorehead, whose
soul drags in the muck tor lack of
ballast.	
The Nelson Tribune says tbat the
B. C. government has much trouble
in trimming down the exorbitant billa
of theNelson lawyers. The majority
of the lawyers of Nelson do not lack
nerve when it comes to picking the
feathers off a fat gooso. Their demands for pay are out of all proportion
to the quality of their talent.
' The Cochrane ranch in Alberta has
been sold for §400, (""00. An American
capitalist has bough"; it and he will no
doubt make a million. Canada is
becoming a great field for the outsiders who are quick to see the great
future of the Dominion.
The appreciation of humor changes
with time. A generation ago the
jokes of Artemus Ward were the
proper caper, but now thoy sound
like the ravings of a fool Bloppy witb
stale beer.          ■
Fernie will probably burn down
again before it has a proper water
system installed. A four inch pipe Is
of small use in fire times, lit is better
adapted for sprinkling lawns.
A Seattle contractor will build the
0. P. R. hotel at Victoria. When finished it will have cost $750,000. The
company will not build one like tbat
at New Denver this summer. "
gentleman of the jury, my feelings
are too overpowering for expression,
and I throw her into your arms for
protection against tbiBoharge, which
the outrageous malice of a disappointed scoundrel has invented to blast
the fair name of this lovely maiden,
whose smile shall be the reward of
tho verdict which I know vou will
give! The jury acquitted her without leaving thoir scats.
She Followed Instructions.
Mrs. N. was giving instructions to
her new servant. "Before remo**ing
the soup plates, Mary, always ask
each person if he or she would like
any more."
. "Very good, madam."
Next dav Mary, respectfully bowing to one of the guests, inquired:
"Would the gentleman like any
more soup."
"Yee, please."
"There isn't any left."
BROKERS
N,Y. Stock
Chicago  Grain and  Mining
Stock "■'
Private Wires
Continuous Ouotations
r-       .    UN*     ...
Regular margin, 3 per cent.
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TURNER - BOECH BLD.
NELSON, B.C.   :
GET BEHIND A
British Lion
Cigar
British Cruiser Fast.
The British cruiser Drake, od her
way from Gibraltar to Portsmouth the
other dav, averaged 24.16 knots on a
test run of eight hours. It i3 the British navy's record for cruisers. The
Drake has Belleville boilers.
A Paoaj" ruler of Rome was the
first to pass, Sunday laws. It was in
325 A. D., and his example is still
being followed, although for different
reasons.        ■
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of a dozen cabinet photographs
.nt $6 will receive FREE,OF CHARGE
.one d% x ;p#'jpo.ri"rai,t Jaken :jn .any
.position.
Photographic work of every descrtp-
•tlon. ilntairiors and Flash Light .Pictures a specially.    Picture F-raming.
J. F. Spalding
PHOTOGRAPHERS
IBE POLLOCK WISE Co.
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pf .Wines, -Liquors and Cigars.
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j. C. Carruthers
Agent for Koolenny
■£.5). Box j6 .Nelson, B.C.
:It*is wonderful how a newspaper
helps a,town. Since we moved into
Fernie the city has shot ahead like a
comet chasing stars. A new church
hits been opened and two of the finest
hotels in the Eockies. A great cloth
ingstore has been established, and
one more up-to-date cigar store. A
new city council has blossomed, and
the Salvation Army has held an all-
night prayer meeting. The Great
Northern "Railway has linked us with
Spokane, and a city bus flies along
our streets. A cash grocer has sold
fresh eggs, and three photographic
studios have come into the scenery.
The post office has been esconced in
commodious quarters, and the tele
-plio*te*becQrrie a stern reality. The
price of coal "has advanced, and at
times wate(r lias been scarcer .than
wine. Marriages bave been of almost a weekly .occurrence, births
numerous, while.death has been almost a total stranger. The bank
has got a new home, and a $1030
hearae has come to town. -Dozens of
buildings have been completed, and
many more are in contemplation.
These arejust& few of the blessings
that havo followed in our wake. It
pays to have a live paper in any
community. Como in early with
your ads. Never mind the bull-dog.
Ue is dead from inanition.
From reading the Nelson papers
we have come to the conclusion tbat
the fire engine in that city should be
carried around in a balloon.
The onion is not very wicked, but
it has caused many a tear to be shed
in every land and come between
many a sweet friendship.
Nearly all the political grafters in
Canada have set their traps for big
game. They are after the Grand
Trunk Pacific.
Over in Alberta the gophers are
once more coming out of their holes.
This is said to be a sure sign of
spring.	
While we are wrangling over sep
arate schools the Americans are slipping in and buying up the country.
ATBJiPWEisagreat luxury in
a city but it will not put out fires nor
drive typhoid out of a milk wagon.
Oatmeal porridge is just as good as
any patent breakfast food, and costs
only a fraction of the fad ticklers.
Print the grandest sermon that
ever fell from inspired lips and not
20 per cent even of the professedly
pious will read it, print a detailed
account of some female bunco game
or a sensational divorce in high life
and 99 per cent of the very elect will
make a dive for the paper before
breakfast, swoop down on it like a
huufiry nigger on a bowl of crab
soup, devour evory word, then roll
their eyes heavenward, like a calf
with the colic, and wonder what this
wicked old-world is coming to.
Is the tailor to go to when
you want a summer
Suit pf Ciothes
He hag the nobbiest suitings
to select from, and tbe fit and
workmanship is tbe beat.
SANDON,
OLDEST   TAILOR
IN   THE  SLOGAN
AND HELP
PUSH
THE WORLD
ALONG
TiriE
Is of the utmost importance in
these days of modern iiie u-hen a
minute may sometimes mean a milli.'-ii.
Always have a watch that keeps the
correct time, and if it will not, talk to
C. O. Demaurez
fienry Stcgc
If you aro looking for Fishing, Bathing
Hunting, Boating or Glacier Climbing, go to
Now ."Denver and stop a few days, weeks or
months at tho Newmarket Hotel with Henry
Stege. Home cooking, and the finest beverages
in the world, including water. Write or wire
for rates.
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First Class in Every Respect
ME8. S. JENNINGS, Puoi-iuktivEss.
THE COMMERCIAL HOTEL-- LARDO
Is the home of all Slocan people traveling to and from Poplar.
meals always HEADY.    McLAOHLAN BROS., Props.
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Up to Date
Electric Lighted
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PHOTOGRAPHERS
tVANCOUVER a«o NELSON, B.C. 0
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ernie
Cigar Store
Gives a coupon to every purchaser of
35 cents worth of goods. To the holder
of the greatest number of coupons by
J»«s«*&.^taustO!**~ihade--wuk\-.f clothes
worth $35 wiii be given. All coupon
holders intending to compete for the
prize musl hand in their coupons not
later than June 1st.
L. ATKINSON, Proprietor
THE HAMMER FIEND.
The knocker ia worse than a buzzard. The buzzard liveson the dead,
and helps to purify the atmosphere.
The knocker tries to live on tho living*, hut as a rule only creates a
Btench in tho community. You And
this despicable creation of personified
mud in every community, and every
walk in life. As a rule the knocker
is.lowgrade in ability, morality, activity and mentality. Wo bave mot
the knookor upon many occasions.
We have heard liis.chirp.in.tho pulpit, and his wail in many a jaeklc<r
newspaper oflice. We have -listened',
to his bazoo in the store oflice nnd on
tho street Then wo have looked up
at tho stars, and they were still doing buaincas,   The,chap who has his
St. Patrick is the patron .saint of
Ireland, and uot particularly ot any
religious body;	
A man without an enemy usually
has les3 force in him than a stack of
cold hot cakes.
Koropatkik might make a fortune
in America lecturing on foot racing.
Silk Sbirt W ai$t$ m $«
$&irtUJai$t $ail$ at $4
Ria..i«)k$
Dates' and gbildren's tinder*
wear"of all Rinds
P.D.and€Xgor$ets
Infants' Wear and fio$iery
at my store in the Todd Block
The Club
Cigar Store
Is now entirely under the managej
ment of the undersigned. In stock,
all the popular brands of the day in
Cigars and Tobaccos.
Pipes a specially.
W. A. INGRAM
FERNIE, B.C.
Hot nnd Cold Baths
Billiard and Pool Room' Large Sample Rooms
Bar Room Unexcelled
Rates : ,152.50 per day
S. F.
WALLACE,
Proprietor
ROOKES,
Manager
N. KLAUSMAN, Prop.
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FERNIE.
Builder and Contractor
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knocker prevails
A B.UBST OF ELOQUENCE.
A lawyer in Milwaukee was defending a h-tndsomo young woman
accused of stealing fro***, a large unoccupied building In the night time,
and then ho spoke in conclusion.
Gentlemen of the jury—-I am done.
"aVhen I gaze with enraptured oyea
on the matchless beautv of this virgin on whose resplendent charms suspicion never dared to breathe; when
I behold nor, radiant in the glorious
bloom of lustrous loveliness, which
angelic sweetness might onvy, but
could not eclipse; beforo which the
star on the brow ofthe night grows
paie, nnd the diamonds of Brazil are
dim; and then reflect upon thc utter
madness and folly of supposing that
so much beauty would e-'poge .itself
to the terror* of an empty building .lithe cold, damp, tiend of night, when
Innocence like hers is hiding itself
among tho snowy pillows of repose
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Wriglestoorth
& Winchester
CONTRACTORS
For Brick and  Stone Work.
First-class work guaranteed. Contracts taken for building coke ovens in
any part of tho country. Estimates
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Dealer in
Rough and Dressed Lumber
A good chance for a future home on reason«ible terms.
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About *«5oo acres, Mixed FARMING and GRAZING
Lands on the KOOTKNAY RIVER at SAND
CREEK,  io miles from ELKO.
Will be subdivided to suit purchaser in blocks from
8o acre6 upWards.
Price from $3.00 to $7.00 per acre. Terms—i-sth
cash ;.1 balance in yearly instalments at 6 per
cent, interest.
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Agent* tn Ferula;
Mott, Son & Co.
T. G, Proctor Manager Nelson
There is no better
CONFECTIONERY
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can bo seen all tho beauty of tho grand scenery
that surrounds, hems in, and adornB tho busy
city of Nelson. It is thc homo of tourists and
business men from all parts of the world. Tho
cuisine never drags in the mini of mediocrity*
and every room is an oncmy to iiiBomnia. I
you need rooms wlion on tho way in, touch tlio
wiro and tho deed ia done.
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THE LEDGE, FERNIE   B.C.,
A FIGHTING PARSON
An"  unwashed sinner"    called    a
preacher a horrible name on the Texas
side yesaterday and was knocked out in
ahot order, his nose being spread over
liis  fuce in a   inanner  calculated   to
arouse the envy of Corbett or Jefferies.
A little later a street preacher with long
hair and a   sepulchral   sounding voice
and claiming to be the "second Christ"
• undertook to give the same   preacher,
{the one who had just won the fight) a
most fearful tongue lashing from   his
improvised street pulpit, but he likewise
came lo grief.    The pugilistic preacher
was the Rev. Chas. W.   Hughes,  pastor of the Roschill   Methodist   church,
and he had stopped to hear the street
preacher's discourse.    The latter spied
him and, knowing liis faceand calling,
turned his entire  attention   to   Methodist preachers in general, whom he denounced as liars and miscreants of the
worst kind, without exception."    They
are all a gang of lying hypocrites," he
■shouted, "take the money and the women out of the  proposition  and  every
one of them  would   quit  preaching."
Finally he made a personal  application
of what lie had said   to   Bro.   Hughes,
who, after standing a perfect-torrent of
billingsgate, and thc vilest epithets,   at
length warned him to let up.    But this
only served to still  further arouse   the
"second Jesus," and he  ranted   worse
than ever.    "You are mean enough to
hit me," he shouted,   "but  you   can't.
Cod won't lei you," he   yelled,   "and
you  have not   got  nerve to   try  it,"
"Haven't Ij though?" quietly responded
the outraged little pastor,    "Well suppose you just watch  me and see if   I
have not.    And if you think your  God
can protect you, you had better call on
him quick and fast and  a  heap  of   it,
for 1 am going right now to proceed to
unjoint your neck."    Biff, biff tlie  little preacher's good right shot but  and
down went the "second Christ" rolling
in the dirt and mud as though  he  had
been struck with a pile driver or  been
kicked by Opper's famous ninle, .Maud.
As fast as the "reformer" got   up   he
was knocked down, and at last losing
all self-control Brother Charley jumped
astride the long gangling body of  the
now demoralized and thoroughly frightened fellow and placing his head   "in
chancery," proceeded to maul   him   in
the manner which  he doubtless   very
richly deserved and greatly  to  the  delectation of the large crowd who a moment before had been   listening  in   awe
and wonder at the long-haired  fellow's
peculiar kind of "gospel."   The police
finally interfered and look the "second"
and now somewhat  disfigured "Jesus"
lo jail, where it is presumed   he .spent
last night unless the   Philippian  earthquake experienced  of Saul  and   Silas
after we had gone to press.—The  Tex-
arkanian. ■'      ' ■"' "■:
These days  a  bench  show   can   be
seen at the pound.
had been pained.
. Well, would you do me the lavor of
sitting beside Brother Park next Sunday and nudging him in case of drowsiness ?
aMost certainly Brother Benjamin
would do so.
The spectacle of the two good men
keeping watch on each other in the
sanctuary next Sabbath nearly upset
the dignity of our clerical friend during
his ministrations.
The Mutual Life
of Canada
The Only Canadian
Life Company that
is    Purely   fHutual
IS 34 years old ;
HAS Assets now exceeding $8,ooo,ooo;
HAS a surplus (on Government Valuation Standard), of nearly $900,000;
HAS nearly 30,060 policyholders ;
HAS nearly $40,000,000 of Insurance
in force ;
HAS paid over $6,500,000 in cash to
policyholders or to their families and
still .-•',-
HAS in Reserve, for their security, over
7,000,060, in solid assets.
Stick at";thy. old, well known
Reiable Reliance Cigar
THE NEW MAN.
das^   -«^*-
Women unconsciously divide men'in-
jto two general social classes, Davids
-and fads.
The Davids are those who grow up
In a community without causing a ripple of excitement and who have never
heen mixed up with a scandal or a sensation.    They are the true and tried.
The men who are fads are those men
who are strangers, landed in town for
ja. time, men-who, while they stay,
fliakc a great hit with the womenfolks.
When this new man comes, the old
beaux, the Davids, with long litiee of
uinccstry and unexciting pasts, -step
aside and huddle together in a corner
-while the women dine and banquet the
xiewcomcr.
It is the same old story, young girls
and middle aged women going crazy
over a man for no other reason than bemuse he is something new.
Plain, honest men sec this new
.arrjval strut about, capturing,hy J"--51"-"'*,
*he hearts that for years they have been
4rying to win.
Hearts palpitate that have never before quickened at a man's glance.
There is much waving of handker-
<?hiefs, fluttering of fans and gleaming
£t( teeth when thc "fad" appears.
Women who have always been
.thought sensible and sane go into adjectives over tltts stranger. "What
.polish! W'hat poise! What a mind!
What gallantry! How well he wears
-his clothes!"
Mid the beating of drums and fluttering of susceptible hearts thc stranger, this new adored one, robs a bank,
•holds up a train, produces a wife or departs as he came, without announce-
■nent.
The women wash and iron and lay
Away their best linen table spreads and
dust and hang away Iheir best clothes.
Thc Davids conic out of their comers
and tlie world moves on again at its
usual pace. Nobody says a word. The
ripple on the surface is a thing of the
past.    Tlie day of the -'fad" is past.
Someone has said, "when women arrive at thc age of discretion such infatuation will cease."
Age of discretion! There is no age
of discretion. If a woman is going to
lose her head she will do it at 45 as
soon or sooner than at 18. Hoch's
wives were 45.
What would the women care for this
■sleek, silk-hatted stranger if he had
been born and brought up in their midst?
They would have liked him, endured
him or hated him, according to liis deserving, but there would have been no
sensation. If he lived well enough he
■would bave been another David. A
mere creature wilh hands, feet and a
.head. But he never would have had
■"poise, mind, gallantry."
The man who is home-produced need
never hope to be a fad. He's but a
.David.
consideration. .We ain't over found of
niggers and greasers ourselves but it is
sure discommanding for the leading
citizens to have to go to the post office
personally to get their mail, just because this lady don't like to see anything but a gentleman. We don't like
to appear fault-finding and picayunish
where a lady is concerned, but this one
I am talking about is sure arbitrary
and abrupt, and we'd like to have her
toned down some."
PUTTING IT GENTLY.
The young man had been to sea, and
on his return was narrating to his uncle, an old Montgomeryshire farmer,
an adventure which he had met with
on board ship.
"1 was one night leaning over the
traffrail, looking down into the ocean,"
he said, -"when my gold watch fell
from my fob, and immediately sank out
of sight. The ship was going ten
knots an hour, but, nothing daunted.-
I sprang over thc mil, down, down and
after a long search found the watch;
came up, and chased the ship, and
climbed back to the deck without anybody knowing 1 had been absent."
"William," said the uncle, "I believe
thee, but there's many a thousand lhat
would not "
"Whal" exclaimed William, "you
are politely insinuating that I'm a liar.'1
"William,"said the old man, gravely
"thee knows lhat I never call anybody
names: but if thc mayor were to come
and say, 'Josiah, I want thee to find
the biggest liar in all Montgomeryshire,'1 would come to thee and put
my hand upon thy shoulder and say to
thee, 'William, the mayor wants to see
thee.'"	
BOTH SOARED.
Married men should remember the
uncertainty of life and protect their
wives and children by a policy in the
Mutual Life.
Young men should not dally with
time in regard to life insurance. Tlie
sooner you commence the sooner your
profits will come to you. It is an investment that always pays.
Young men who have relatives depending upon them should take a policy
in the Mutual Life. It will help mother
if death should reach you its icy hand
before your youth has fled.
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Wiinilpcc-, Man
Reprc.aentod by GEOitfiE IIOKTON.
F. Hi. HAWKINS
P. O   BOX 185
TELEPHONE 22
The Reliance Cigar Factory, Ltd., Montreal,  Que.
First maker of the " l-'lor de Bahama," " Rosebud," and
"General Arthur'' since 1876 ; over 27 years in existence.
Walter Crone, Western Representative.
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Through bookings to and from Great
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When Henry Mayer, the artist, was
roughing it in Texas some lime ago
his chance outdoor bunkie for the night
on one occasion was a villanous looking
native, armed to the teeth. After they
had turned in Mr. Mayer, suspicious
from the first, noticed lhat every time he
became quiet enough to suggest that he
was asleep his companion wriggled a
lit 11c closer to him. Tlie cartoonist became so terrified that not until the man
had slipped his hand under his blankets
did he rouse himself to action and
spring to his feet.
You've stolen mv revolver! he  cried.
Yep, said the native.
Then, yelled Mr. Mycr. I can't
stand this any longer! Shoot me now
and be done with it!
Yuh blamed fool, growled thc man.
I tuk yer gun because I was afeared
ye was goin to shoot me!
For rates, folders and tickets apply
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handsome new furniture throughout,
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provida-d, hoacisver. thnt. in (ill iiii*l-. where
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wi,,. alienated lay tin: linvi-riiri-.a.nt .-uni lira;
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blocks, to lie wholly or in |.:irf within Midi
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.la-ul a.-ith Midi pi'icha^a-rs. pie en.ptor-. !n*-
sa-e-.. etc., 011 tin- same t._.rnii iiinionndition.s a.-
tii.. Government wotihl ut.iltr tht jji-,.\i-i,.iis
of the -I.uml Act." i-xcuia* In r,-.j ea:t t-a tinilu-r
himlson the Ciiiiipuiiy'.s Mod;.-,, whia-li -.hull
li... -.uli'i-a-I to tha; reituhttion.-. i-,->ni"J hy tha-
L'oir.pany relative to tin- cuttiiia* of timh.-r on
ilii- I'oliimhiii ninl Wctcrn Haiilwny Ln:..|
I'riint.
\V. S. (IOIIE.
lVputy Coinmimioner of l.iinaisst: Work*
I.an.I.-and W"rk» IV;partnient,
Vietoriu, 13.G . "3nl t'ehrnary, Hull.
Mount Fernie Lodge No, 47
I. 0. J*SZ8>*_  0. F.
Meets everv Thursday evening- at
p.m. in l.O.O.K. Hall.
T. Heck, P.G..R.S.
United Brotherhucd of Carpenters & Joiners
of America, No. 1220
Thc Carpenters & Joiners of Fernie
meet the isi and 3rd Tuesday;, in each
month at the Oddfellows' Hall.
L. T
'«   L.D.S.,   D.D.S.,
BEHTIST
\V.    rilocl*,   opposite  the   Bank
Olliec hours—8 u.m. to 8 p.m.
W. R. llOHH J. 8. T. Al.KXASDEtt
Ross & Alexander
BAKRISTERS,   SOLICITOUS,   ETC.
FEHXIE, B. C.
Ofllt-c In L. T. \V.' lilock, Vic-tori* Aveini£.
II. \V. Ili'.l-.CIIJn-ii. SllKIiafOOli HEItC'IIMKIt
Herchmer & Herchmer
[.ARIUSTEUS,    SOLinrORS,   IYT_
KKHNIK, B. C.
(ifllena otiii 1'. Hum-t & Cn'n lilock, Victoria avo
L  1'. j'ci-siiKa.s F. U. Lawe
Eckstein & Lawe
l'.'.i'.aisTeiis-AT-LAW,   Solicitous,   Etc.
Cutlibcrt Mock, Fernie, II. C.
Dissolution of  Partnership
"T"IIE partnership heretofore existing h<-
X tv.-t.sn.J. P. MiaMiin- ami Itohert Strnth-
t-,rn 11^ -iliotaacraphfars has this il.iy hea»ii <iiv
F'jlvt-1 hy imituul consi-nt. .1. F- Spiililinn will
c-ol'.c'jt till nccomita analpuy ull linliilitic-.
J. F. SPAMlIMJ
Fc raio. March 7.1'jaa5.      11. STR ATI! KAILS
LS THE  COL'XTi' COURT OF  KOOTENAY
e-VaV-V
'"V^-laVO
TO
Victoria and Vancouver
StrennouH Tost Mistrcfw.
From a Texas town a courteous citizen sent this mild protest against the
too strenuous manners of the "lady
postmistress" to the PostnlBcc Department nt Washington."We don't set up
itny claim that our manners are all limy
should be but we'd lilcc to he reasoned
with and helped along. The post mistress here is a worthy woman, all right
but she certainly is rude and hasty.
One day last week, the mayor heiiu-
lUishcd up and careless, refus.-il lo remove his hat uud how on asking for
the official mail, whereupon liis hat was
shot olT and plumb ruined. There's
another thing we don't think is fair.
The post mistress won't let niggers and
greasers conic into the ollice under any
Kept encli Othor Awake.
In the congregation of a clerical
friend were two erring brothers, who
troubled him greatly by the habit
tliey acquired of snatching a little repose during worship. Finally the pastor spaike after this wise to one of the
wandering sheep.
Brother I'ark, did you ever notice
that Brother Ilenjamin had fallen into
thc habit of sleeping during service?
Brother I'ark hnd not noticed it, but
he wns pained at the information.
Well, might I ask you to sit beside
him next Sabbath and nudge hi.11 in
case he falls asleep ?
Brother I'ark would most certainly
do it.
The clerical brother then sought his
esteemed co-worker in the vineyard,
Brother Benjamin.
Brother Benjamin have you noticed
Brothei Park's habit of sleeping dining
the .sermon 't.
Brother Benjamin had noticed it nut! [
Daily Trains leave Fernie at 9:45
a.m., reaching Vancouver and Victoria
the Next Afternoon. Return train
reaches Fernie 9:15 p.m.
RETAIL & WHOLESALE HEAT DEALERS
Have one of their largest stores in Fernie.
Lamb. Yeal, Fresh and Smoked Fish.
Bulk Oysters.   Try a gallon
i«*»l/'V*!iV'*aVTl-^"*>'***aV"'i"»'*aV*^~^^ *^'<V,JV*a*V*^-a» O
QUICK TIME a"s- LOW RATES to
Winnipeg, St. Paul, Chicago, Toronto
and all Eastern points.
DINING CARS
L1BRARV OBSERVATION CARS
PALACE and TOURIST SLEEPERS
For rates and information cull on—
Jamks Sloan, Agent
FERNIE   BUSINESS   SCHOOL
Day and Eoening
Bookkeeping,   Shorth.nnd,   Writing",  Arithmetic,   Spelling,
Correspondence, English Branches,  Etc.
Correspondence Pupils Coached
A. M. GrimesiTu,,i^!i^."-...
I Ml!-:,   fair IVltl'ille
Low prices and individual instruction make it thc
chance of a lifetime.
In tlm matter of tliajpajtitiiins of R.G.KibanriN
I.vckie, Krank V>*. Peters, liny H. Kirk-
paitrick uinl *"ir Churli-s Hiliierl TuiiiMjr
uinlerSoctlon 9, of "TheCajiil Miiia.--, Ai-t."
"VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVES that tlu- ulaovo
I-' montiom;.! -ittrcic* lrnvt lita,.) j,etiti»iu t«
tha? slu^yfsa of tin.-* court to ile.-itte di^ut..,. at*
to tin- riKht ortitlu to iiro.-tis.'L-tiui- llci-nr.-s for
tlit* followinc ila-as-rilie I Iniiii.-., thut is to say:—
Si-ante In Enst Kootenay on the ens'. sMo of
tho I-'liith.-Hil River nn Oil or Suj-i-Creek m..l
fiom iilioi.t..V.to S mile, nurrh of tlie Inter-
niitiuniil l:,-inid«r.vT.iiie lie-rripticn of land
stnkeil bv the lUoresiu-I R.'(i, Kalw»rtis I.ic-nii;:
Commei'.ni-!-" at 11 ina.^t on the north-we.t
l.iink a/f Oil Creek, morkeal. :"Il. G.K.l-»*HriIs
I.eL-kie'i, st K Corner" niijaiuiiii- Sir C. II
Tuppa r"-, S. Vi. corner paist • theni-e norm si
i-liuins;: thi-iice west Sncliuin< : thein-e ;am;li
.-.-j i-liiain-; thence eii-.t si tliiiisis to poini nl
coiiuneiicami-nt. eoiitainiiis i4HHi-res.
Si-ii«*»- in Kai.t Kniiteiiavon the eiut --.de of
the Klutiuii'l Jtivt-r on Oil or Sui;e Creek, anal
from iil-out .*. to .* miles north of the inier-
niitioiial llniii'.iliirv Line. I'e-cription of Innal
,tak.. 1 Lv th.a iifore^iai-l Oity. H. Kirkp.atris-k:
Cominencint: itt u po-st on 'la- nortli lunik nl
the C're.ik. niiirkeii "ti. H. Kirkpatria-k'* N". \V.
corner" niljoinin*; Mr-. M. K I.ane'aa X. K. a;nr-
ner |sn-t: thence .-O'.itli SO chains; theme ea,t
S'Hhiiins: thence north Miicliuin-'; thena-o aae-st
Ki chiin-s 10 [sasint ol coinuieueL-mer.t. cut.tuit:-
ins '.In acres.
Situute in l-'iist. Kootenay on the ea«t «i-lo of
the i'latlii'iiil River an- Oil or ^iWa' L'roek iirel
iron-, ii'.out :"a to Smiles ninth of the Inter.
national llounilnrv Line Lii:.-aTiptiou of the
land stiiki-.l hy nfores-aisl Kriink \V. Peters:—
(Jsimn-.CTii-ii-i- nt 11 post >m the :io-:h-aa-e.-t
bunk of 1'il Creek inurke.l "Frimk \V. 1'eia'ra'
"S ■ E. cai.-n.;r"!ialioiniii>-11.(a. K.lwiir.ls I,.-.-kie's
S K. i-sari.er ims: ; thence .south *> i-l-:aiin;
tlience west Sichains: thence north f^'chiain.:
tlieiu-e cast Si cliuiiisto point of comiiieucar-
ms-iit.eor.tiainiiiRiVI' acres.
Sit mite in Ea-t Koo'eimy on the east sule of
Fin-, lu-ii'i lliv.ar on Oil or Snee CtcoU ami f-.-.-..ni
about.', to -' miles north of thu lr.terinaliopal
Ilonii.inrv I.itie. Ilescrmtiou of laint .stakes!
bv !ir,,re.,'ni.I Sir Charles Hilil.ert Tapper :—
'Ci'.iiimeicini- at u pint on the nnrth-wist
fciilik of Oil Creek niniked "Sir C". H Tapper's
c-orr.rr" a-lioiiiini- Fr.-'l iVters' N. W.i-nruer
post: thenci- n-irtli .Sx-lwiiiis: theiiee t-a.-t W
chains; thence south M chains : tlic-nee avesf.
as.i chain.- I.i point, of commencement,contain-
iuij ■'.••., «iora-<.
Sa.tice is hereby Kiven tbat Ilii Hnnnr .lu-.Ijc
Forin l-v.-riler ilute i February i.lr-l. I'.i.'S. ha.a
orakre-t timt iinyin-r-on intera-.-te.t m the subject irtafcr of s.ai-t petitions ur baviiia* any
labjecti-.-Ti '.a tii,- pruver uf aai 1 petitions beiii'
crHii!.-a! sh.-a'.l o:i or I elore t! e Nt .lay of May.
H'aV,. Iiie ^;rh the Ke'ci.-rrar iu sui-t Court at
Cmul'ro.ik a p.'ti-.i.,: s or yiHtcmt-nt settiiii,-
forth ln-i-laii:ti or th>- iti-otir.,: o! his suMoh-
ica-tiam iiii-l verifi :lie' -nine uu-ier oath. a
Aiul t'.iv sai-i .lii-h:e '.:••.' futtl-.-r oi-lerc-l (tin* |
a copy o:--ai ! p-ti'ii'^i shall le loray^r-b-l ia,|
anv parly i.'.are^te.i ly such pen'i.ai.e.-^ *'■'. j
their si>ii. i-.sirs mi ii|a;alii-iition leiic- linn!.-1
tiii-relor to the  It, a,*i-'r:ir of  saiM  Court ut
Cratlliraaalk.
Put-ii the ith aiay of March. 1»5.
J.I-V Arnistioii4.
Oranbrook.
IleRi.striar
J. If. LOVE,
NELSON   EMl'LOYMENT  AGENCY
Help   of All Kinds FurniBhed   on
Short   Notice
Ya!   Ya-!
COXNELL   &   GRAY
CaVT'l-ENIKKS at JOINERS
y<:X's. aiaior to Oali-ur'. Cattle Co.,  V,'oo>l ritre-Jt
U'oik of All Km.is.     Hate.* HeiisOnablo.
J. G. CUMMINGS
PROVINCIAL AND
DOMINION
LAND SURVEYOR
Office : Molt, Son & Co., L.T.W. Block
Feknii* British Columbia
FRANK   FLETCHER
Provincial Land Surveyor
Lands and Mineral Claims Surveyed
and Crown Granted.
PO. Box 5S3, Office: Kootenay St., NclJoa
Furniture and
Undertaking*
Bargains in
Wall Paper
Two coinplcii: sets of Bar Fixtures, one
British Plate Mirror-l'.ix9>i inches, new,
Letter Pressse.", Billiard and Pool Tablea
Ua-sh Registers and other specialities,
JIall   Oralcra   Receive   Prompt   Attention.
K. Elliott, Kaslo, B.C.
KELIAI3LE ASSAYS
Oolrl-
 $  .75 I (lolil and Silver Jl.OL
Lend .75) (iold, silver, eoti|H.-r l.M
Samples hy  null   receive  prompt attention;
Placer U.iM,  11.tort?,  and   Hi.-li Urea Ilouglit
Ssotiil for i'rie Mailini- Knv.s. »ud Price List.
OGDEN   ASSAY   CO.
17""3 Arapahoe St.,   Denver, Colo.
DENTISTRY.
DR. MIIJ,OY,-JW1-"
Has hail 17 >aar- es'aa-neiive m iienl.il work, and
motes a stcci*.l:y of Gold Bridge Work. Visit
made to the Slocan ra-puiany.
SECRET   SOCIETIES
SII.VKi: CITY LOnilEMI. '.!». I.O.O.K.
s-anibn. Il.C. aVIcbtlsii-s In t'ue Union Hall
even Kridav evenlui- at 7:* Vi.-itinc brethren
cordially invited to att nd. J. K. LoviiiiNU ,
.S..l,!e t.riii-.al: A. L. Ukaio, Vice Grand ; W. J
Gakul'TT. !*s-ereta.-y.
j^AMUtt   I.OIKIi:   NO   '.■•».    K.   or   I*.
tT*t Ma I-L- every We.li:esduy eveaiiag at 8 o'clock
::i Hi..- I'i ttii.'.n Ciutlo Hall, baiislou. Sojournina
luetl.rin will receive a I'ytliian welcome,    b.
l.-AA«;».'N,t'.(". ALKHEla J.  JiiU.. K. U. i S.
SURVai'CK.
t-iw-WM-wth-^ig*^^
A.
U. HEYLAXU. Eui-tiinor and Provincial
Land >urvcyoi.   KASLO
EOTBL£
—v •^ 'ft
'.  Is
' j uU'p if nt,fT,
Order ymir Sprinp- suits now.   Natty
Suiliii'-s now arrivin-.*.
F. F. Livbsclter,
Sltv.rton's Itoss Tailor
I
i
Its b.ttliscure
all nervous and
muscular
diseases, its
water heal all
kidney, liver,
and stomach
ailments and
they eliminate
all mcltilic
poisons from
the system.
anitanutn
Report of Analyst
Of Samples of Water fr.>m llaKyon Hot Springs-, Arrow
Lake,  H.C.,  jyth   l-Vhruary, i.Sa)S.
Laboratorv of Citv Analvsi, I-.dinbttr^li, Scotland,
March  .', iSysS
One  Ration  of water i.'ntaiiu-.l Ihe tollowini:  in-
KredieiUs, the results are esprcsscd in parts.
Chlorine  8. i (
Sulphuric Acid  .U'."--t.'
Silica  7.}. -i)
Lime   S.|. 57
Alkalies as Soda ... "".Vi
Magnesia   -'.(■•"''
Lithia •■»'>
S'.ilphuretled Hydrogen •'      .•.-'•'"-"'
Boaliii;^,
Fishing and
l-lxcursions.
Terms:
$15 to $18
per week.
according ta»
residence in
hotel or villas.
—     '3'iIK KASLO I10TK1,. in Ka-'.o, is the luud-
■    i.,,- iiotet in the a*it\.
fUCKI.K s«.- I'Al'U'ni'TII.
.JrI*iIK t-'It.UKKT HOTKL in Siimion i» the
H ■ -*- licielsu.arta-'s Inriail traaa-Kers !o tlw t itr
gi ..f Silver. I'K.V.NKTrS. Ml Ul'HY. 1'ropa.
3   '"I'liK VUTDRIA HOTEL in Nebon is a haveu
£',   A.    ij.r all striit:.-.' '1'orie. ia-.vay lroiu lioina.
He.,t lioitse !.-r-l 11 da von t hi. earth.
W. K Mc-CAXI.I.I.si!,rroiirietor.
-llcl.r.Oia IIDTI.I.. V.UUl. All nadcril
.IL ::n:-rovi-inei.ts. Saint.te rii'Hiis In conuvc-
'.icn.   Tho o..h lirst-ehiss imtel iu Ymir.
l-'INi.AY Mcl.KiiH, I'ro;irlotor.
I'llKHON'r lltll'M-:, .S'KI.SijX Kuro|^-.an
L »-..il Ainerlciiii plan. Kenl*. -."icent-a lto-. r.m
i'r-'in ■: e up I.i :I. IHilv aahre li.'lji cinpl.ytt!.
-sauthliaa.* va-lls.aa-about llie plnce es-i-iit the vnid
■ ia the -ie M AI.li.Sr; Jt THEl.ILLfS.
AI'TM-'ri' IIOt'SK,   f-irmerly  the Clark
111  .Sr'i.aon       OlaW
O     W. HAIITLETT,
i)   I? the li.st .-I .1 day tl.tel In .Ni'a.aain     OiaW
.vhlie tis-lii cmpbiycd"
propria Iur.
'I'Hi: IIOTKb VKl-.firsON I] the lioine of
1 S! s-.-.n pea.pie -a-lit'ti thev arc tn Ka'rgu.'ori.
Ml'liOS'Nl'LJt iU.ACK. l'ropileti.ii*.
HOTKL, lithe 'ltd.
• U-.s! iii the l.ar-lo.   Gold ta-aiWm
tl\v,-i>sw,sia-onie        I'l.VIN HKOS.
'■"I'MK   r.lllTi'ANMA
A    ,-st ian.1 the I
V/'-.'Ote-'-.Uo   "fcsitoi-i-sl-i-a.n.te.
\   'lilll'. Mi'S'TUOMKIlV Ca- . Ltd,,  Whola-auil
;'i    A    Miiimltwttitt)'*  nt eliiili-ai conf«tiamHrj
•3   Ne'.s.in. III'.
Ie
ry.
(JTAHIUIV .7 CO., WHOLESALE HEAL-
0 crs in Ilulter. KkK", Clina-iw. rrnluca! -.nd
Krtllt.N.a'aa.an. Il.C.
KEraSS*.
zmz^v*^bm_^foi$__s)
K-5'2^,«I321"SiX"JrSSl*S'^^ ->r
A.   *ili-i>ON.\I.l»,   UbiliMiile  Uaialur  in
fruit. NailiH.n. DC.
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ISSUES
BANK MONEY ORDERS
AT THE  FOLLOWING  RATES
$5 and under ' 3 cents
Over $5 and not exceeding $io 6 cents
Over$io.     ,,        ,,        _ $30..;.... io cents
Over $30"       ,,        „. .     '$5<>.. 15 cents
•fl These criers are payable nl par at any office of a Chartered Bank in Canada
and at the principal banking points in the United States, fl Negotiable at a
fixed rate at The Canadian Bank of Commkrck, London, England-
FERNIE BRANCH : : E. H. BIRD
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filanager
Fernie Livery and Dray Stables
THE FINEST LIVERY IN EAST KOOTENAY
FAST HORSES HANDSOME CARRIAGES
Careful drivers furnished when required.
Teaming, draying and packing- promptly attended to.
Safes and pianos carefully handled. Supplies sent by
pack-train to the Flathead or any part of the mountains.
Baggage transferred to any part of the city day or night.
My city bits meets all trains.
I hace th". sole agency in Fernie for the sale of the
coal of the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co., and the price
per ton delivered is tjj>4. Clean coal and prompt attention to orders. WrB- Hani|iey
To the many people who may
require a course of treatment with Cod
Liver Oil we would recommend our
EMULSION with the hypophosphites
of Lime and Soda.
It has none-of the " fishy " odor, is
pleasant to take, and on account ofthe
special process by which it is emulsified,
it is easily absorbed by the weakest stomach.
It is the best remedy known to science
for chronic coughs and colds, Bronchitis,
Consumption, Scrofula, Enlarged
Glands, Rickets, and all w.asting, debilitating diseases of cither children or
adults.
Price, 60c a bottle
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•$■    -Jr*      A_     Jut \L-M ^*t«-Z4-    M
I
I Trunks, Suit Cases, Grips, Etc. 1
%fa Wc have several nice "Bureau Trunks in sizes 34, 36 & 40.          $*
& '   ■— '" ° "* W
j The W. C. Hamilton Co. |
S Fit-Reform Wardrobe            Men's Outfitters            3g
WC  liavc   »a;va..«..   L..~-   ~     - -..-  -
Trap Trunks, good, strong, canvas covered, sizes from 28 to
48. Prices from $3.50 to $20.00. Sec us if you want a trunk.
EC-
See our window for the finest and most up-to-date stock of
glass ware ever shown in Fernie.    We did not steal
them but the prices would almost indicate thcit. .
Lemonade Sets,  Table Sets, Wine Sets,
Cheese Dishes, Fruit Dishes, etc.
Call and see for yourself.
Dispensing Chemist, Fernie Drug Store
ADDITIONAL LOCALS
JOHN PETERSON has bought
out the business of J. S. Beckelt and
is prepared to supply all customers
with wood promptly.
Orders can be left at Fernie Cartage
Co.'s office, P. O. block.
HENRY'S NURSERIES
New Crop Now in Stock
Home Grown nnd Imported
GARDEN, FIELD 11 nd FLOWER SEEDS
Wholesale nnd Rotatl
Speoial Prices to Farmer's Institutes
Thousands of Fruit uud  Omamental Trees
Bhododasndronia,      noses,      Gveonhouse
nud Haraly Plants
now growinpr iu my nurseries for
Spring planting
Eastern prices or less. -Whlto Labor
FERTILISERS-BEE HIVES & SUPPLIES.
M. J. .HENRY,
Vancouver, B.C.
3010 Westminster Road.
CREAM
NOTICE
Re WATER SUPPLY.
THE Crow's Nest Pass Elenrio Light and
Powor Campony, Limited.i have submitted two samples of wator, ono from the dt.ni
nbovo the rainos, and tho other from the lower
dam, to Professor Kuttnn of ItcGill University, Montreal, for analysis. -Dr. Starkoy at
the same timo made n'oomplete'and thorouRh
raaoteriolof-icnl examination of the waters.
Both reports are now to hand and state that
in the wator from tha lower dam they suy
that no dangerous germs could bo iijolated.
•In Tiew of this report mado by tlie most
eompotont authorities, tho Company feel aa-
sured that the supply from the lower divm is
safo to uso rs a potnblo water, and at any
time after tills date-the -water supply uf tha
City of Ferule may be'titkon from t/iatsource.
- JAS. 3'oEVOY,
Fernio,BC. Land Commlssio ,er;
iforoh Hth, 1005.
'cents, a-potatnd .can
25 cents a haif pound can
AT ALL GROCERS
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder is made from
pure Cream of Tartar derived from grapes, and thus
combines the highest leavening strength with the
greatest purity and healthfulness.
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder is the most
.economical to use, because it goes, farther in leavening and insures perfect,- wholesome food.
It Saves Money and Saves Health
J. E. Rot-ers closes his store today.
Subscriptions to the Italian band are
coming in freely.
Stop at the Queen's Hotel when in
Trout Lake City.
Sewing machines to rent at the B. C.
Furniture Company.
Thos.  Hammond opened a studio in
Coal Creek last Friday.
'" S. R. hand tailored clothing have no
equal.    See 1*. J. Mitchell.
1 A. J. Purdy Is getting his soda water
fountain ready for the hot d<\y.
The citizens of Elko are already making ready for the tourist season.
Fernie's best dressers wear Semi-
Readys finished up by F. J. Mitchell.
Pete Wilson, of Nelson, will probably
be the new judge for East Kootenay.
The sun j,'ot over the line yesterday
with the usual amount of bluster over
the event.
Mayor Stork left for Vancouver today
via G. N., while G. C. Hodge went via
the C. P. R.
J. C. Hutchison is still making suits
at the old stand. Leave your measure
and avoid the rush.
We buy, sell or exchange new or
second hand furniture. The B. C.
Furniture Company.
S. Slinn had a narrow escape on
Sunday from serious injury by riding a
horse that stumbled.
The Coal Co. will construct their new
offices of concrete. The building will
commence about May.
Masterson, Griffith & Co., Trout
Lake, have'rall the'.supplies needed by
lumber camps and mines.
There is cjuile a demand for coupons
at the Fernie Cigar Store. They are
valuable onjbe 1st of June.  -   .
For stove use the'Carbonado coal is
low in ash,-but lacks the dynamic force
ofthe diamonds from Coal Creek.
Mrs. J. Telfer is a valuable church
member. She sold $30 worth of tickets for the St. Patrick's concert
W. O. Robbios has received his
spring stock of wall paper. Prices
range from 10 cents to $1.50 a roll.
H. Plante will be awarded the  contract for rading   Thompson   street  to
the G. N. depot,
cents a yard.
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§        PROMPT       §
§     DELIVERY     8
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The People's Grocer,   P, 0. Block, Fernie
At the Kootenay Saloon in Sandon
you do not need an introduction to net
n drink. Put the price.on tho bar and
the mixer will do the rest.
D.J. Robertson & Co., Nelson have
received several carloads of spring aiid
summer furniture recently lhat they are
selling at prices compatible with the financial pulse of ihe country. Drop a
line and catch their prices.
There are several cases of typhoid in
and around Fernie. As typhoid is
more dangerous to life than smallpox
it would be well for the people to beware of the deadly germ that generally
attack the people -through milk or
water.
In the excitement when you reach
Fernie do not forget ihal the King Edward Hotel is still c'oing business at
the old stand. The proprietor, J. L.
Gales, has been here a long time and
always makes life.cheerful for lonesome
strangers.
The Coal Co. advertises that water
may at any time be taken from the
lower dam, and that it is allright as a
potable water. If it is only good for
boiling purposes, what will we do when
we want a drink? This is a , question
for the local temperance society to decide.
The Council should consent to judgement in the suit of the B. C. Telephone
Co. against Fernie. To let the case
go farther means more money for the
lawyers, and less for Fernie. In addition if the Mayor goes -to Vancouver
over the matter it means a loss to his
Worship's business, and no gain to the
cily.
The cantata Agatha given by the
Methodist church in Stork's hall Tuesday evening was the greatest musical
success of the season,, and surprised
many critics in the audience who had
no idea that Fernie possessed so much
musical talent.. Great credit is due
the participants sind- management of
this most worthy entertainment. It
was equally successful in a financial
sense.
I can supply all requirements in the way of
Salt and Canned Fisli
Salt Mackerel
Salt Herring-
Holland Herring
Whole Codfish
Boneless Codfish
Shredded Codfish
Canned Herring, Herring in Tomato Sauce, Mackerel, Haddie,
Smelts, Kippered Herring, Sardines, Shrimps, Oysters, Blue Point
Oysters, Anchovy Paste, Caviar, Bloater Paste, Lobsters, Salmon
CHAS. RICHARDS
Todd Block
-5 n* 0 0 .oirirsirsTSiroinrtnrsisTr^
A CHICKEN RANCH.
pa^jaiaAl^
'ew- Rena'arks Whioii Occur/to. lis.
aiienf' Last Week's Fire
YOU arc a property owner. Your money is invested in a mill or a warehouse tilled with
valuable merchandise, or in a store stocked with
costly goods or a residence filled with the invaluable
appurtenances of a home. You are insured ? Of
course you are. Your policy stands for a guarantee
between you and loss from that most dreadful of
the elements—fire. Decs it ? Let us see I Through
the ignorance of your workmen or servants, or the
carelessness of your clerks or employees, your mills,
yaiur warehouse, your stores or your residence takes'
' tire and are burned. The insurance companies
appraise the damage and pay you a partial or even
a full value, but do they compensate you for the
vexatious inconvenience and loss of time and money
caused by thu stoppage of the business? No. Do
thov bring back to you the skilled workman or
.trained employee that has been obliged to seek employment elsewhere? No. Do thev biing back
those familiar objects without whirh you nre a
stranger in your own home? Thrice—No. Insurance at its best is but a partial indemnity. Prevention is better than cure.   Insure yourself,    How?
By self protection. The dames of many fires that
might have been serious conflagrations have been
quenched by the London Chemical Fire Extinguisher. A few of these enemies of fire distributed through your mills, your warehouse, your
store or your residence will doubly guard you, and,
if called upon will save your property iii'i J may save
your life,
The London Chemical Fire Extinguisher is thc
result of a careful combination of thc merits found
in nil known Fire Extinguishers, eliminating the
had features of others and embodying many new
and original ideas, Rliich make it the only perfect
Extinguisher on the market.
Its simplicity and reliability arc its strongest features. Wc earnestly advise vou for your own protection to call and carefully examine thc "London."
The thousands now in use and their general endorsement by those most interested and best quail-
lied to judge, go far towards proving its usefulness.
Wo aro Sole Agsni'S.
Opposite llie Post Ollice. Riglit in the centre of the city.
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W. A. Webster, G. M. McDonald,
and T. N. Lawe have established a
chicken ranch near the abattoir of the
Calgary Cattle Co. The firm already
has 100 Plymouth Rocks for which they
 ,      paid $9 a dozen, and this week ordered
His tender   was  24 by telephone 240 more from a  firm   in
   , Kalispell, Montana.   An incubator was
For a stylish and up-to-date suit or  set with 120 eggs two weeks ago,  and
complete stock  another incubator   has . been   ordered
well   as wilh a capacity of 200 eggs.    If  successful this summer the firm   will   go
top coat see S. R's.   A
that will fit the stout man
the normal.
C   liuiaaiaa.
This is the lime of the year when bed  -*-•-- *h-* **eg -><*-l milk business upon a
—■- \r_*r*te_i ci*f\\ca
bugs annoy the community. They <*an
be got rid of by catching them in a
noiseless manner, and holding them
over a coke oven in action.
Fernie's postmaster probably works
harder than any other official of the
same kind in Canada, and yet his smile
never deserts his genial countenance.
He must be a real Christian.
The Smelter Trust
(The American Sm«ltinc and IUfininf- Co.)
Is capitalized for $150,000,000. Its
assets amount to only abonl §20,000,000
•yet it forces the miner to pay dividends on $130,000,000 of water.
George's Weekly will show thc miner
how to escape from this Octopus.
Send for a copy of the issue of March
4th, 1005.  Address-
George's Weekly,
Convor, Colo., U.S.A.
Just Arrived
The McKinley Edition of
SHEET MUSIC
1000 selections, vocal and instrumental
for thc ridiculous price of
10c a copy
This edition includes compositions
from the world's most noted composers
such us Liszt, Hellak, DcKotitski,
Bohm, Chopin. PadercwsUi, Mendelssohn, Handel.
Selections set  mandoline and piano.
ASK FOR CATALOG UK.
Prescription Drug Store
Agoiit for—Iinti-tlill-i'ii Fnuntnln I'onii
"alorw! Kounttiln I'ailui
intcriiittlaaniil Slock food
■jlajulil Vor.Bor,
large scale.
THE WATER SYSTEM.
Fernie needs a system of waterworks
with pure waterrunningswiftlythrough
big mains, and a sewer system beneath
it, both put in at the same time to save
expense in construction. The water of
Fairy Creek has been pronounced excellent so all we have to do now is to
issue debentures for the amount of
money required and get to work immediately. To hesitate simply means
that some windy night we will lose the
city.
(Corner Howard and Main Streets)
Entirely remodelled and newly furnished throughout
Stcamhealed and telephone in every room
Free bus meets all trains
Electric fire alarms in each room
Kootenay daily  papers kept on  file
EUROPEAN PLAN
Rates I 7Go to 82.00  per day
€. €. Phair, Proprietor
Late of tbe I-hitlr Hotel, XtUon; D C.
•sfra-Tiro'TS^ a3
The McDonald, Simpson Co.
M. M'DONALD W. A. SIMHSOM
Wholesale Commission Merchants
and Manufacturers' Agents
The Lumsden Roller Mills
The Wapella Roller Mills
Lever Brothers "Sunlight Soap"
Dalton Brothers "Dish-towel" Soap
The Vogel Packing Co.
REPRESENTING
The Manitoba Canning Co
The W. & R. Jacob Co., Ltd.
^s, 1.   ,r ,..
Biicuit Ji-.nufacto.re-i
The Guelph Foundry Co., Ltd.
The "Armur" Co., Ltd.
The Moyie Mill & Lumber Co.
Fruit and Produce of all kinds. Correspondence Solicited
P. 0. Box 363, Calgary, Alta.
JOB PRINTING--THE LEDGE
Shooting Gallery
Having opened a shooting
gallery in the Beck block, next
to the bowling alley, we solicit
the trade of all who delight in
thc pleasures of marksman-
, ship. Call in and take a shot
or two.
Vincent & Huby
am, nnt'.vn thk nou.Nr*
of IukcIoiw ron.it hcol IIib rtppotl/.liii* c-»«Ir>r*)
imriar.e Mill tlie rlitli brown urtity irlQklcv tnai-it-
liiiil}' to tiictlliali. That la thai klnal or ■nnHt.i our
lid(.f iirodiipc-a. Ttilifler, Juicy, nourliahlni-. It
will "iftUs* you liralnv nnil lirnwny
Of I'liuril! Vs-ll "I'll  thai .-'loll-fl-at cuti of vcnl
ml>   i>orIt. tita-.. also.   Jlut Jii*t tow wu nro
ilkliiB l/cuf.   Ilwfwure of our olTnrliii-H.
CALGARY CATTLE
CO., LTD.
The 15 Round
r»   n min n   s
IN
STORK'S OPERA HOUSE
BETWEEN
Kid Scaler and D- McCarthy
(Of Spokane) (Of Coal Creek).
for a  purse of StO©  Hung up  by
T.  H. WHELAN
Two excellent preliminaries will commence at
9 p.m. and thc main event at 9:30 p.m.
Admission $1.   Reserved Scats $1.50
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