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THE LADYSMITH SIGNAL
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Vol. I.
Ladysmith, B. C, Friday, April 19, 1912.
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The Signal
Now Closes
emeatf»S«vetiM thoughf'
The announcement in the editorial columns would indicate
this is the last issue of the Signal, and we feel that in justice to
ourselves and to the people of
Ladysmith some explanation for
the action is due. To do this it
will be necessary to briefly review
the life of this publication.
The idea of the establisment of
an independent paper in Ladysmith was not the sole idea of
now proprietors of this paper, but
that of a gentleman, whose name
it is not necessary to mention, who
becoming sickened of the one
sided political hide-bound tory
mouth organ, approached me(then
in Vancouver) with the proposition that he and I start a paper in
Ladysmith which, ' while not
.afraidof criticizing any party or
■person in public life would be
willing to allow its columns to be
•^opened to any side of any public
' .question. The part of this gentleman would be that of silent partner. To that end I came back to
Ladysmith canvassed the various
business men, who enthusiastically
endorsed the scheme claiming
that a fair minded journal would
have their support   and co-opera-
almost completed, this gentleman
found it impossible to carry on
the proposition, with the result
that the present proprietors ot the
paper discussed the situation and
relying , on the honesty of
the fair promises, invested their
little capital in the scheme.
First we hired the office from
which the paper for six months
has been issued for the sum of $16
per month. Imagine our surprise
on returning from a business trip
to Vancouver to be informed that
Mr. Carley of the Chronicle had
offered f 20.00 for the site. Consequently the Signal had to pay
that monthly rental
Stored in the band hall was a
complete printing outfit and this
we endeavored to purchase from
the Canadian Collieries Co., Mr
Coulson the Manager, promised
to send a man to valuate the plant
Instead of coming to see us, we
were informed that Mr. Carley
was the man approached, and
therefore we lost all confidence in
Coulson and looked elsewhere fur
material, nor were we mistaken in
our supposition for a short time
latter we saw Carley superintending the removal of the machinery.
Then came trouble in having
our order filled in Vancouver days
passed and no goods. Then I
remembered how Sam Carley,
had told me when working on the
Chronicle that in the event of any
rival paper starting   in   this city
they would fix them with the type
people.
Notwithstanding these drawbacks the Signal appeared on the
day advertised, the aid of laths,
string, tin and all manner of foreign typographical materials were
used. Then we applied for the
mail rights—they were refused
making us pay $130 for what cost
the Robert street publication $i.$o
This meant $1.04 to deliver I1.00
worth of paper. Believing this to
fo be the work of the tory association, we said so with the result that we lost advertisment.
One realestate man withdrawing
his advertisment and another one
consigning us to hell. Knowing
the condition of the political situation in the city. . How everything from the hospital board up
was run by a "bunch" of wire
pullers th: Signal cried for clean
government of every organization
believing that the citizens
would welcome the change from
a paper which consigned to the
waste basket letters for publication on public business such as
the auditing of the hospital books,
election of officers, accounting for
the money inscribed and kindred
questions. Seeing the trend of
events we determined to do what
we could to unseat the "buuch
at the forthcoming election, al-
«h#ih**e''natir «iotK«ife%ut <*$'
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spect for their candidate whose administration of civic afiairs the
Signal supported. Personally,
Mavor Dier has been a gentleman
to me and in his dealings with
this paper. Athough bitterly opposed to his election. Dr. Dier
was not as small minded enough
as to take his advertisment out
of the paper on account   of   that.
We flatter ourselves that the
Signal was ol some small inport
in the election of William' although our services were given
without any hope of favor or expectation of remuneration, hut
we were told that our support of
the government candidate would
mean some hundreds of dollars to
our account, and when we refused
to prostitnte ourselves and journal were cited instances of how
business had been closed for supporting opposition candidates.
They win—We go out of business
but we leave this office conscious
that we have done what we believed to be our duty and still retain our self respect, and in spite
of all, are convinced that there are
riches greater than money.
To any who are sorry to see the
death of 'the Signal, and we are
vain enough to believe that thert
are some, we would say that they
can show their sympathy at our
decease and appreciation of our
past efforts by dealing at the firms
whose advertisements appear in
this issue of the paper. Especially would we like  to may mention
of the kind iess of that man among
men, W. E. Morrison. The character of Mr. Morrison is too well
known to need to be told here,'
ask any young man what he thinks
of "Bill" Morrison and he will
tell you.^of the advice given by
him, of "the kindnesses and
thoughtfullntss, of Mr. Morrison.
I need not., recall to the old timers
his stand throughout the long
strike of nine years ago. Mr.
Morrison Iras' .helped us by his
patronage and influence and we
Would ask our friends to as much
as possible , do their buying there.
Another merchant, although not
here now, whose kindness to us
cannot;pass; unmentioned, was
Mr. Jeffs, who^ worked untiringly
to aid us.    I
I cannot go oyer them all now
but the adve|ti«iag,columns show
our friends. ;;Now just one word
of advice before I depart. To our
contemperaryj the Chronicle, we
say to make ail, haste to harvest
while the sunshines, for it will not
be many mobns before a paper
with the influence, the power and
money will he here to compete
with you, aQff tfry and cultivate a
spirit of fairlfclay. Do not try
and blanket Jpublic jdiscussions
and questional. <: .;
Tp'thi.peopa ol Ladysmith we
would say,'tjpfj unless you maai'
' 'lift a littJe Taroiu.VyirJi oi pWde
and [cultivate an .optimism you
will be as you are from now until
the cows come home. Don't
knock your town, boost.
One thing we should have
brought up before now is the fact
that the night policeman has to
depend for his living on the bounty of the hotel keepers, pool room
men is he to be strict on his own
bread and butter.
I have wandered considerable
but, oh, I have so much to say
and not the room to say it.
Again the Signal says  goodbye.
B. A. McKELVIE, Editor.
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Winnipeg, April 17—Anxiety
here over the Titanic's passengers
is still keen. Though most people have given up hope that
Mark Fortune, Ross Beatty,
Borebank and Charles Fortune
might have been saved, some are
still clinging desperately to the
cheering belief. At least seven
Calgary people are aboard the ill-
starred liner. They were Mr.
Bates, Mr. and Mrs. Pugh, Mrs,
Marshall and three children. All
these have likely perished.
Of 28 Canadians on the Titanic
19 were from the West, The
these later twelve were drowned.
Geo. Graham, buyer for a large
departmental store here was saved
All the churches will hold memorial services on Sunday.
A serious stabbing  affray occurred about 10 o'clock last night on
Selby street in the vicinity of the
Occidental Hotel, as a result of
which John Aitken, Selby street,
lies in the hospital with a deep
knife wound in his body, and
Robert Longmate occupies a cell
in the city jail, being arrested as
the man who is alleged to have
stabbed Aitken with a pocket
fcnife-Jrferald. ' >        *
The Leap'Year Dance given in
Gould's Hall on Wedries ay evening was an immense success: and
the ladies having cbarga of the
event are to be congratulated on
their work. «
The hall was very* prettity decorated and draped, displaying
much artistic taste, the scheme
being''-varied' Colored streamers
bells, etc.,'toned with twining ivy
and • evergreens. The electric
globes were arranged to provide
a soft fiieasing light while the twilight-waltzes were just right, the
dreamy music played by the Low-
don orchestra was all that could be
desired.
\ The music throughout the whole
evening was entrancing and numerous complimentary remarks
were made anent the ability of the
musicians.
Slipper was served at midnight
in the baunettine; hall and this
■Wrtun ch»i'ga«r'-Mr.-j^^^!|fet'
gentlemen having to take the part
usually assumed, in this regard by
the fair sex.
To say that the repast was tasty
is to put it mildly. It would satisfy the every desire of Epicure
himself.
Mrs. T. Burns made a very
efficient floor manager and deserves great credit for the manner in which she conducted the
dance.
 »—: .
On Sunday afternoon the Cit)
Champions, the Marvels, will defend themselves against the follow
ing playiyrs; Goal, Morgan; Backs
Jackson and Ord; Halves, Delan-
ey, Ord and Drummond; Forwards, Cloke, T. Battie, Adam,
O'Connell, and Sanderson.
The game will start at three
o'clock. The game is being played for the benefit of an injured
player and it is whispered that the
rivalry is so keen between the
two teams that an oyster   supper
is at stake too.
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The postponed game of baseball which was to have, taken
place last Sunday will be played
this week end. The line up will
be: Catcher Carl Laudcrbach; Pitcher "Pis" Liiuderbach, 1st base
T. Battie: 2nd base; J. Ryan; 3rd
base; Vera Joyce; Short, T. Simpson; centre field; J. Davidson
right, A. Crossan, left, P. Kerr;
Spare, F. Metro. Game starts
at 1.30 sharp.
Ladysmith Wilis T^
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'    4 Goals pf 1
On Tuesday afternoon the Rain-
bo w soccer players went  down to
defeat before the eleven  players
representing     Ladysmith.-   ^
first half was rather tame andl**:''
ored the home players but   in' the";
last period the pace wae last and
the sailors  held  their  own and
pressed the townsmen hard. "Gin-'
ger" Howe was the star player for
the Rainbow.   He is  only a  laJL:
of seventeen and very'; alight   but
shows ability,   speed and hardihood   Which is  essential    to the
making   of a "star."   Greateroex
the centre half is  reputed  to be
the best man On the line  up but
he did not show  up to any. great
advantage being manifestly more
interested in .taking the man (than
the ball. •>
Sanderson scored the first goal
following some pretty combination in which Adam, Brass and
Cloke figured.
Cloke was responsible  for   tlie
second tally although Brass deserves  equal credit for  having, by j
checking the goal keeper, made it j
possible for Andy to tally.
.;■'. The half time whistle found the!
score; Ladysm.itb •;two'-. ■RaJnwS.'i;!
fx.
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The invitations for the theatrical dance are out and will be mailed tomorrow.
The Lyceum programme tonight
is exceptionally good. The Waynes and Fleming being all that can
be desired.
The opera house has one of the
strongest programmes ever shown
there this change.
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resuming play (he homesters:
rusHed off and Brass neatly net-;
ted the ball. After which the sailors seemed to waken to the fact
that they were in the game. The
pace increased and 'Ginger' Howe
succeeded in beating Morgan. Encouraged, they pressed harder
and from a corner tallied again.
The Ladysmith players increased
their pace and shortly before the
call of time again beat Roundtree
Brass again being responsible for
the scoring.
This ended the scoring the
points being Ladysmitn 4, Rainbow 2.
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Tomorrow evening the Finn ladies society will give a dance.
Gents 25c, Ladies 15c. Refreshments 25c per cou[)le.
The voting at the Gem is very
keen and the programme well
worth seeing. ft is worth the
price of admission to hear Mr.
Fisher play the piano and Miss
! Ja iviren sing.
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Express
and
T
earning
WOOD FOR SALE
Orders promptly attended to.
Give  Us a Trial.
Leave orders at H. Hughes.
J.Gilson
Buller Street
The Ladysmith Signal
Published   at   Ladysmith" Every
Tuesday and Friday.
Subscription $1.00 per year.
Advertising Rates on Application.
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B. A. McKELVIE, Editor.
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■The Ladysmith Signal' is. union
in sympathy and intent, but the
action of a so called union shop
g|r'i(<i er,r typesetter his lino
papers,'forbids us the priveleg* of
using the label.
EDITORIAL.
With this issue, the curtain is
lowered on the British Columbia
journalistic stage, and the Signal
makes its   farewell   bow   to  the
• public and exits to respond to no
encore.
We have   been maintaining an
unequal fight against forces with
which  it   is   useless to   combat.
' Hampered  by small   capital and
old time   methods, we have done
• our best to give   the people of
Ladysmith an independent newspaper believing with Joseph Story.
"Here   shall  the   Press the People's right maintain,
Unawed by influence and unbrib-
ed by gain:
Here patriot Truth her glorious
precepts draw,
Pledged  to Religion, Liberty and
Law."
But evidently the people of Ladysmith, and particularly the merchants do not favor an impartial
press.
Were there a different spirit in
Ladysmith. Did the citizens .manifest the least spark of public
spintedness and civic ambition
and pride, we would gladly have
continued, but an important pub
lie meeting can only gather four
of an attendance, and when the
Citizens'   League   only  convenes
once in a year and a hall, there1
is not much to encourage business
and attract capital.
We thank the friends who so
nobly have supported us by their
patronage and friendship and those
who have opposed us, we leave
to themselves and the tender
mercies of one another. Again
we wish you all goodbye.
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FOR SALE—2 beds and stove in
good condition, cheap for cash
Mrs. W. Heyes,  White Street.
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FOR SALE—A first class Evans
piano, worth S450, in excellent
condition, is offered for $185
cash for one week only. Apply
"G" Signal office.
Photo Studio
First Clas Work
—AND-
Right Prices
A. Jarvinen
First Avenue
Announcement
1 respectfully beg to anaounce
that I have started business, as a
painter and paperhanger and am
prepared to quote prices^on work
and accept contracts.
iWm, Allester
Stevens Block.
UlTLiM
LOTS FOR SALE
Lots and acreage. All about
Coquitlam. Lots cost I250 up,
Acreage £1,000 up. % cash, balance spread over term of 2 years.
3,000 men at work now and Coquitlam will shortly be one of the
largest cities in the Province.
Appointment can be made by
letter to 'J. L.' Signal Office.
Clothes
Cleaned,
Pressed
and
Repaired
Moderate  Prices and First
Class Workmanship.
For Rent
HOUSE—occupied by Mr.
Duncan behind B&A's store,
to let, low rental.
Express and
Teaming
Wood for Sale
Orders promptly attended to.
S. Michie
Call up Phone R-15.
Jas. Duncan
TAILOR
First Ave. Roberts St.
Those desiring to leara to
DANCE
I    '   Leave M
 AT--
Lowdon-s
Private classes arranged for.
EXPRESS  AND  TEAMING
LIVERY AND EXPRESS
WOOD FOR SALE.
Inkster Bros.
PHONE 56.
Eggs for
Hatching
PURE WHITE LEGHORNS
}i.5o per setting of 13.
I6.00 per hundred.
None better at any price.
S. Kenyon
Ladysmith Poultry Farm
Highest Quality
Groceries
Lowest Possible Prices
Satisfaction Guaranteed
Prompt Delivery-
No Trouble to Show Goods
Frank Arvet
Phone 37.
Fifth Avenue
UP-TO-DATE
cTMLLINERY
AT UP-TO-DATE PRICES
Mail orders given our most careful attention, Give us a trial; see
for yourself.
Miss L.J. Bremner
715 Duns'muir St.,  between Granville and Howe streets, Vancouver
Candies,   Soft Drinks and
Tobaccos.
Hot Tomales a Specialty.
Mrs. E. White
First Avenue
BILLIARDS
 AND	
POOL
Candies and Cigars.
T. TODOKORO
—FOR	
Tasty Mutton,
—GO TO—
R. Williamson,
Butcher
DR. R. B. DIER
Surgeon Dentist
IF YOU WANT
Style, Workmanship
and Quality
in Your Clothes
Give Us a Trial
D. J. MATHESON
TAILOR
Gatacre Street. -   Ladyimith, B. C.
/ Tke Ladysmith Signal
SPORTING NOTES
LACROSSE SCHUDLE.
The schedule of the B. C. L. A.
for the coming, season was adopted at. a meeting held in Vancouver Tuesday night as followes;
May 24—Vancouver at New
Westminster.
June 1—New Westminster at
Vancouver'
June 8—Vancouvrr at New
Westminster.
June 15—New Westminster at
Vancouver.
June   22—Vancouver    at  New
NOTICE
The United Mine Workers will
meet every • Sunday evening at 7.
p. m. in the Odd Fellow'sJHall.
All mine workers are requested
to join.
Dr. Potties Horse
Remedies
We have just restocked a full
assortment of Dr. Pottie, the celebrated Vancouver Veterany Surgeon remedies.
If you have a sick horse or cow,
try one of his remedies.
I'S  SHOE STORE
AGENTS
Westminster.
July 1—New Westminster at
Vancouver.
July [6—Vancouver at .New
Westminster (extra).
July 13—Vancouver at New
Westminster.
July 20—New Westminster at
Vancouver.
July 27 Vancouver at New-
minster
August 3—New Westminster at
Vancouver.
August 10—Vancouver at New
Minster.
August 17—New Westminster
at Vancouver.
August 24—New Westminster
at Vancouver.
September 2—Vancouver at
New Westminster.
September 7—Vancouver at New
Westminster.
September 14—-New Westminster
at Vancouver.
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"Build   Ladysmith."
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When Billy Sunday, ex-Chicago ball player, but now [[evangelist, closed his six weeks' campaign at Wheeling, he took with
him $17,000 in donations. They
do siy the ex-diamond stand
seemed much pleased.
— 1 r—
Manager McGraw of the Giants
is in a row with Manager 'Frank
of the New Orleans Pelicans because of a failure of the New York
club to keep dates for  exhibition
date with New Orleans. This is
only one phase of their warfare,
which dates from the time that
New Orleans compelled the return
of j Frank Manush. ' Since then
Frank declares McGraw blocks
every deal he attempts- to make
for a player.
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WANTED—Work by an experienced laundress. Apply "D"
Signal office.
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LOST—A small round gold
broach, red stone centre, on Sunday, between first avenue and
White Street, apply to the Scotch
Bakery.
Ladysmith
Bakery
Wedding and party cakes made
to order.
Choice cakes and pastry.
Fruit and candies of all kinds.
H. LEE
SIGNAL
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Ladysmith Opera House
DON'T FAB, TO SEE
"The Renegade"
JOOMQOOOeO*
PRICES:
10c and 15c
We Show Only the Best Pictures
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To Our
We wish, to thank you for your kindness during the time we have been in business and trust that you will favor Walters and Akenhead who have acquired our
business.
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Ladysmith
Opera
House
TO-NIGHT
The Renegade
Good Music
cAdmisssion:
10c    and    15c
Scotch    Bakery
. Wedding and Birthday Cakes
made to order.
Try  our  Sultana Cakes   25c
each.
Shortbread 10c each.
Scotch    Meat    Pies   Every
Saturday.
Matthew Nimmo
NOTICE
I will not be responsible for
any debts contracted in my name
without my written permission.
Signed, JOSEPH ALLSOPP
A LARGE STOCK
and a small window, so kindly step inside and
inspect our splendid assortment of presentation
goods. We don't sacrifice the quality so as to
sell at a low price; our careful cash buying enables us to sell you the highest quality, for what
you generally pay for inferior goods. See the
beautiful premium we are giving, you get a
chance with every dollar purchase. HONEST
GOODS and HONEST PRICES.
J. A. HARTLEY,
JEWELER AND OPTICIAN
Local News.
Mrs. J. Black, of Vancouver, is
visiting friends in Ladysmith.
Rev. Tait, of Victoria, Grand
Chief Templar, is paying an official visit to Victory Lodge No. 61.
WANTED—Two  boarders,   apply the Signal office.
CITY OF
LLC.
WANTED
Applications will be received up
to 5 p. m., Monday, April 22nd,
1912, for the position of assistant
to the city clerk and to attend the
electric supply store.
Applicants to state salary; applications to be marked "application for assistant to the city clerk"
and to be- addressed to P. O. Box
56. Applicants required to have
passed the entrance examination.
N. A. MORRISON, C. M. C.
You be Judge
and give us a fair trial
If we can satisfy your wants, give us your patronage. All we want from you is a trial. Wej will
do the rest.
E. H. JONES,
THEATRE
TO-NIGHT
HEAR MISS JJUHg SING
Phone 4.
F irst Avenue.
WE HAVE
RE-OPENED
next to the Roj'al Bank of Cana
da and solicit your patronage.
Lowdon's
FOR  SALE
FEW DAYS ONLY
Two Company Houses
Prices Reasonable
W. W. W4LKEM
REAL, ESTATE AND INSURANCE
PIANO VALUE
You may not always get it,, but you get it always ina
HEINTZMAN & CO. PIANO
Call and let us show these famous pianos, used and
endorsed by the world's greatest artists.
Hicks C& Lovick Piano Co. |     p, G.'NoOt
Victoria Agents for Vancouver
Island.
So'e Local Agent
Ladysmith,   -     -   B; C.
Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and
Shoes, Furnishings, Etc.
TOHN BICKLE
"The Peoples' Store"
Clearance Sale
of
Men's Hard
HATS
All Sizes. $3.00 and $3.50 values.
Yours for     <M *7C   '
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