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Array THE LADYSMITH CHRONICLE
With Which Is Amalgamated the Ladysmith Standard.
Vol. I.
Ladysmith, B. C, Saturday, January 9, 1909.
No. 42.
Citizens' League Holds
an Important Meeting
There was a decidedly interesting
meeting of the Citizens' League last
Wednesday evening. Many subjects
affecting the interests of the city
came up for discussion, and at the
close of tho meeting the opinion was
generally expressed that the League
was accomplishin- a good work for
Ladysmith, if for no other reason
than it afforded the citizens an opportunity of exchanging Ideas on
matters that were not very oltcn well
understood.
In the absence of Dr. Dier, thc president, Mr. V. B. Harrison occupied
the chair.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read and adopted.
Secretary Wilson brought up the
subject of tho indebtedness ol the
city caused by the recent smallpox
epidemic. Ladysmith, he pointed out
was differently situated with regard
to this question to any other city in
tho Province. The great industries
were situated just outside the city
limits. There was the smelter, the
sar,}Aill and the foundry, besides a
large number ol private houses. Fron)
these the city derived no revenue, l?Jfc
tho province benefitted by them. In
other cities in the Province, as far
as he could learn the Government
had defrayed the expense of similar
visitations, and they should do so in
Ladysmith, seeing that they got so
much revenue from the industries
tributary/ to the city. It was unfortunate 0'iat-so many located their
workshops and businesses outside of
the city limits, and it seemed that
it was an expensive matter for those
who had rttne so. It cost one industry an enormous amount in 'V.orses
and wagens to carry on their business; but they had done so, and thus
Ladysmith had to surrender to the
Government a revenue that should
have remained at home. He believed that strong pressure siiould be
brought to bear on the Government
to render assistance at this   time
It was moved and seconded and
adopted that the Citizens' League
urge upon the council the desirability of inducing thc Government to
aid in liquidating, the expense, caused
by the smallpox.
Thc chairman endorsed the resolution. The city had been put to great
expense and it was universally
mitted that thc epidemic had been
well handled, and the result was
that the whole community had been
well protected. The Government
spent a lot ol money on its hoard of
health and it seemed to him that the
expensees of this epidemic should be
equally as important in the eyes of
the Provincial officials.
Mayor Nicholson explained that tl.o
council had taken the matter up with'
thc Provincial Secretary, who had
agreed to defray the expenses ot the
drugs and nurses. The question ot
thc whole expense ot the epidemic
had been discussed with the members
ol the government, and they had not
refused to consider it. If thc League
sent a resolution to the Government
no doubt it would strengthen he
l&'Ai of the council. Better still to
send a delegation totlie government.
The great trouble was 'that there wa:<
no appropriation to meet cmergenc |;s
oi Mils kind, and \jrry little could be
done until' the House met. A)l tho
appropriations had been exhausted,
so that the city would In any, event
have lo wait until the meet! nt the
House on January 21 si.
Secretary Wilson was quite aware
that the council was doing Its best
in tills regard, and that tlie govern.
j ment had agreed to pay the doctors
f.nd nurses wns something, but It only
Amounted lo twenty per cent ol the
whole IndeltfednCSS, Thc Uorcsnmcnll
would not Icio  likely    to refuse aid
when they learned that there was
general unanimity as to the desirability ot doing so.
The next question up for discussion
was tho appointment of a police ma
gistrate for the City of Ladysmith.
It seemed to many present that, the
growing importance ot Ladysmith
demanded the appointment of a police magistrate.
It) was moved, seconded and carried
that thc Leagua impress upon the
council the desirability ot the appointment ot a police magistrate.
The chairman was of the opinion
that it would be a good thing for
Ladysmith to have a police magistrate. Every town in British Columbia ol any importance had one.
Mr. J. E. Smith was convinced
that it conduced to law and order to
havo a police magistrate.
Mayor Nicholson remembered that
the same question had come before
the council during his term ot office.
He was convinced at Jhat time that
tho expense was a little too much for
Ladysmith, but conditions had changed somewhat. The attorney-general
of that day asked the council to fix
the salary. The Government would
certainly not refuse to make tl".® appointment if the council recommended
it. The position of magistrate was
often a source p! irritation to the
one occupying it. It the magistrate
docs his duty he would have to put
up with a lot of harsh criticism.
A letter was read tram the Victoria Hoard of Trade requesting thc appointment of a delegate to co-opcrato
with tho Victoria Board with regard
to matters affecting the commercial
and industrial development of Vancouver Island.
This letter brought forth a great
deal of discussion, and the necessity
of making such an appointment was
unl prsally conceded. The great difficulty was to define the standing of
the league in a meeting ot thc char
acter suggested. Thc general opinion seemed to be that in order to accomplish the best results the delegate should be (rom the Board of
Trade.
Mr. John Stewart, in a very business-like address, impressed upon the
League the necessity of dealing, with
this matter, and he believed that the
best method was to co-operate with
the Board of Trade. Contrary to
general belief, the board was not a
dead    institution.   As a matter ot
Septic Tanks Have
Been Condemned
mayor and'aldermen had decided to
again offer themeeives ae cahdidatce
for civic administrators. Mr.Stewart spoke, at length of the aid rendered the council by the League, and, of
the very complimentary remarks of
Dr. Dier, the president, in presenting
the request of the Lcagpe for a continuation |i'n office of the present
mayor and aldermen.
Secretary Wilson, on behalf of thc
League, said that thc League had no
deVire to flatter the council. They
simply wanted to aid the council in
tho I'erformancc of its duty. When
the League was first formed there
were many sceptics, but now it was
regarded as a representative body
well .qualified to discuss all tjuestions
without introducing political matters,
If the council needed criticism the
League would attend to it without
fear or favor. The criticism will be
honest, and it is the duty oi e'icry citizen to attend the meetings of the
League, aad decide what was best in
the interests of the city. It was^unfortunate that there was not a greater attendance at the meetings, but
thc growth of tiie mem'ltfrship was
evidence of the interest being taken
in the organization. The council had
faithfully fulfilled e.|ery promise to
the League, and had not unusual expenditures cropped up more would
have been accomplished. Thc League
was very well pleased with the work
of the eounc:!, and had endorsed thc
members ofthe board because-they
had done so much Under disadvantageous conditions. The Ladysmith
Council was cntitlea to the cadorsa.
lion of the League.
Mayor Nicholson, on behalf of the
council, thanked the League for its
indorsation. The council had done
their best, and thc League hud rendered valuable aid to the municipal
body. In remaining in the council
for another year it would be at a
great financial loss to himself, but
lie was ia tho hands of the citizens.
He Kould like eo see a large vote on
the (to, of the e,ection<, on account
of the good impression it would make,
on the outside, there were many
things the vcouncil would like to havei
done this year, but could not lor thc
reasons already given.
Several other subjects were discussed In an Informal manner, such as
the planting of shade trees and
beautifying the city generally. Messrs. Stewart and Harrison said that
Before Ladysmith commences tho building of the sewers the question of using a
a ptio tank to dispose of the sewage should
be carefully considered. The Vancouver
Provlnco points out that as a result of the
finding of the Royal Commission that the
septic tank system is not efficient, many
oitiaa will find themselves called upon in
the interests of the public health to revise
their plans for the disposal of their sewage.
Some of them havo already taken
stops to do so. Toronto, for example, had
decided to concentrate the greater part of
the sewage of the city by means of an intercepting or trunk sewer and then to pass
the sewage through sedimentation taoks
of the septic character, discharging, the
tank liquor effluent direct into Lake Ontario without any liltration or bacteriological treatment. The plans had been completed anil negotiations effected for the
purchase of the necessary land. The plans
and scheme had been presented to the Provincial Board of Health and had received
the sanction of that body. As a result of
the publication of the com mission's report,
however, the Toronto authorities have resolved to give the whole matter fresh and
further consideration.
Ladysenith-Nanaimo
Game Off
Public School
Promotions
Owing to the wretched weatner, the loug-
lookcd for game between the local team ami
Nanaimo has boon' called oil until a later
date. This will lie a disappointment all
round, but it will not make the excitement
keener when theoldrivals docomo together.
Word was received yesterdiiy from Nanaimo that the cricket grounds woro covered
with six finches of snow, so that makes ii
impossible to play the Pacific Coast Football League fixtures.
January 17 will see the last Pacific C>asl
League game to be played in this city. Tlie
Vancouver United team aro to meet the
home team, and both teams will be in the
pink of condition. It is hoped tlio'weather
by that time will be more settl d, so the
game can take  plucj.
fact, it) had money, on hand and coulci, it was only necessary to pass a by-
very well bear the expense of a dele-' law to confer   the necessary   powers
The board in the past had accomplished substantial results ior
Ladysmith and with the aid of an
nctiae body 1IW the Citizens' League
would be able to do more in future.
Mr. Stewart referred to the advantages ot advertising. Wm. C. Brent,
Rhen he first communicated with thc
city with regard to the debentures,
asked for some information with regard to the city. Mr. Stewart tor-
warded him a copy of the pamphlet issued last summer, and it was something mora than a coincidence that
tbe man to whom the pamphlet was
sent was the one who bought the
debentures.
Other speakers followed in the
same strain, aad It was finally dee-Id'
ed to endorse a delegate aapointed
from the Board of Trade.
Secretary Wilson expressed sorrow
at the loss ol a very active member of
the League, Mr. Robert Hindmarch.
Thae gentleman. had greatly acslsted
tho League, both at the meetings and)
through the columns of his paper.
Olhcv speakers joined Mr. Wilson In;
commending tho public spirit of Mr..
Ilimlmnrch, and then Mr. Stewart, in'
his capacity as city clerk, officially
notified tho League that in'' res; vinso
to tfK requost'of the    League,   ih&
for the planting of shade trees.
Then adjournment took place and
thus terminated an important mccelngi
of the Lea; fie.
Church Services
Next Sunday
The local team have their dates well filled
and have made arrangements to play Hit
Cumberland toam iu that city on the 24th
last. Tho Northern boys havo a very
strong team, and have written the manage
incut to bring the strongest team that is in
Ladysmith. The steamship Cowichan
leaves Nanaimo evory Saturday night and
returns Sunday night, so that the boys will
lose practically no work. A special rati
will be given to tbe team and its supporters, and those wishing to make the trip
should leave their names with Manager Euo
o - any of the committee.
In submitting. the. following lists I
We the opportunity of reminding
the parents that without their encouragement and discipline good and
otjen fair progress with their,children
will probably not lie made.
Whenever pupils of the Intermedial i
or Senior grade divisions particular-
,y, lag in the preparation of their
assigned lessons tho teachers will be
pleased to have the parent or guardian visit and to the class room judge
for themselves whether such children
are halbitually attentive or not. If
this cannot be done and yet anxiety
be felt for the pupil who goes to
school and does not improve thc parent is respectfully advised that anything less than fair en a report
should not bo accepted. Necessity
will  teach.
1 may add that tho staff note with
appreciation the announcement ot thc
School Board that the Board of
I leal Hi haae seen fit to remove restrictions. As a result our enroll
men* is returning to its normal condition. To help us in our effort to set
cure recognition lor our schools all
should slrhe lo keep pupils in nttenJ-
danec every day. In the entrance
class one day's a'bscnce may mean
failure. T. Mc.  D.  HUNTER.
Promoted from Class A., Division
I.I, to Class B, Division I; T, A
McMartin teacher:—Eva Peterson.
Promoted from Class A, Division
li, Intermediate Grade, to Class B,
Division II, Senior. Grade, Uthcl
Weismiller, teacher:—John Berto, Alex Hunter, Mary Celle, Fannie Mic-h-
ie, I.oona'M Ryan, Stella Gcnoni,
Mary Malone, Cecelia C'onlin.
Promoted from Class A, Division
IV, to Class B. Division His Hcsan-
uali Beveridge, teacher:—Rachel Ar-
vot, Josephine Berto, Oscar Lcpas
Lillian Nash, Watford Torkko, John [Robert Simpson, Albert Haslktns,
Robertson, Frank Wargo, Margaret. Fred Gibbons, James Kerr, Mai'guer-
White, Lillian Mikola. itc Wood, Josle Balagno, Kate Cal-
Prpmoted  from  Class  A,  Dwision  lander,  Janet  Jones.
The Nanaimo United management have
asked for the transfer of Ed. Wynne and
Jack Strtithers from the local teem. Tlii.-
has been freely given, lint it is hardly likely these players will play on any team in
the British Columbia League, as the rules
on this point aro very strict. Tin y have
to prove that they could not get a place on
the Ladysmith team for throe consecutive
games.
The Nanaimo Juniors and Ladysmith Ju-,
niors were billed to play in Nanaimo to-day,
but owing to the rough weather the game
has been postponed.
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH,
Sunday services: At 8 a. m., low
mass. At 10:30 a. m., high mass.
it 2 p. m., Sunday school. At 1
p m.. evening service and Benediction.
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.
Sunday Services at 11 a. m. and [I
p. m.     Bible   Class   and   Sunday
School at 2 p. m.   Prayet   meeting
Wednesday at 7 p. m.
J. McMILI.AN, Pastor.
tfK requost: pi
METHODIST CHURCH SABBATH
SERVICES.
Morning, 11 a. m.; evening, 7 p. in.;
Sabbath school, 2.130 p. m. Everybody welcome.   All seats tree.
Epworth league meets Tuesday
evening at ,7 p. m.
Prayer meeting Wednesday evening
at 7 Pi m.       ;■
"   R- WILKINSON, Pastori
-     '      . ■■,;'» :.'.<(.'i&ai»k''',.,.; ,'.'''■
The management of the Lanysmith 8c
niors is welt pleased at tlio way the boys are
turning out to train in tlio Ladysmith opera
bouse. It goes to show that the boys are
taking their next two game; to heart, and
want to lie lit to hold out the ninety minutes. Messrs. Eno, Wattorson and J.
O'Connell are spacing no pains to get the
boys in shape.
V, Junior Grade, to .Class B, Division IV, Intermediate Grade; Gwendolyn Thomas, teacher:—Leonard Char-
lier, John Gogo, Peter Hunter, Wilfrid Lauderbach, George Jones, Gertrude Johnson, Louise Michaux,
Chqrlotte O'Connell, Alice Pojsovieh,
Mary Rac, Mary Thomas, Janic
House.
Promoted Irom Class  A,  Division
VI, to Class B, Division V; Henrietta Hutchison, teacher:—Alice Gibbons, Katherine Timothy, Joseph
Gcnoni, Elsie James, Edith James,
Katherine McLennan, Bertha Wen-
del, Josephine Conti, Josephine
Thomsick, Frank Michek, Alymer
Masset, Leonard Klemola, William
Wright, Wilfred Gear, Archibgld Atl-
sopp.
Promoted from Class  A, Division
VII, to Class B, Division VI; Maria
Anderson, teacher:—Mary. Dunse, Barbara Malone, Viola Johnson, Naimg
Mails, Gladys Jones, David Bryden,
Patricls Conlin, Vivian Sabaston,
Willie Wilkinson, Dorothy Greaves,
Hilma Smitha, Bella Gourlcy, Anna
Zhoyoski, Willie Baxter, Archie fllerr.
Piomoled  from  Class  A,  Division
VIII, to Class C, Division VII;, Nora
Hill, teacher-—Bella Armstrong!,
Thomas Baxter, William Curry, Raymond Earle, Sarah Ivy, Albert
Jones, Saima Lcliti, Wilma McKin-
ncl, Mary Mur>, Helen Mitchek, Walter Maki, Albert Pollock, Polly Pog-
erly, Barbara Siler, Limpy Torkko,
Eleanor Wcayingi, William Fielding,
Margaret  Fairfall,  Elina  Vermote.
Promoted Irom Class A, Division
IX to Class C, Division VIII; Jean-
cttc Mebius, teacher:—Bernice Angel,
Murty Ounn, Marguerite Wendcl, Eva
Mcale, Sarah Hunter, Mary Hright,
Gladyl Roberts, Stefana Nlogar,
Arnold Turner, Lizzie McCulloch,
Jennie    Torkko, Joseph Herlinvaux,
Princess Charlotte
Starts To-morrow
It now turns out that the joke about the
Hindoo was not so much on Nightwatch-
m.vu O'Connoll as it was on several members of the Burns Club. The fact of tho
nutter is they were all deceived, and really
the snow-capped stump behind Mr. Slew-
art's office so much resembles a Hindoo
that a tolier man, not to speak of members
of a club attending a banquet, might
easily be deceived.
The new C. P. R. steamer Princess Charlotte, will go on the Victoria-Vancouver
ran, beginning next Sunday night. She
w 11 m st likely take the place of tliePriii-
con Victoiia, which will go on the ways
for a thorough overhauling, and will probably lay off for a month or so,
Tho command of the Princess Charlotte
will bo given to Captain Griffin, now skip-
por of the Princess Victoria. According to
rep n't the I'rinuess Royal will continue on
lhe route from Victoria to Seattle, there
being no direct run from Vancouver to
.Seattle propose.1 until the Princess Victoria is ready to return, when the triangular
schedule may bu*<iiit into operation again,
with tlio Princess Charlotte and Priucoaa
Victoria running in opposite directions on
fa t time,
Then will begin the real war for control
of the freight and passenger traffic between'
Vancouvor, Seattle and Viotoria. The two
Princesses can easily maintain a 20-knot
schedule if necessary, against the Iroquois
16, but the popularity of the latter boat
will be hard to break down. The traveling
publio are fond of the smart Seattle steam,
er, and lior regularity has gained for her a
treat reputation for punctual',,- and good
service.
However, she will have tho two fastoat
aid most modern passenger steamers on the
Pacific, to compete against, and their luxury and speed aro euro to attract a big patronage.
The Piisicois Chariot In is to rcn a'u paint •
e I partly black, instead of white and grey,
like the Princess Victoria. The dork color
gives her a seagoing and more buainesa.like
appearance.
Kid Foley Training
in Ladysmith
Kid Foley, and his manager, E.
Bums, and J. Butler.who is acting
ns sparring partner tor Foley, arrived at Ladysmith to-day, and registered at, the Hotiel Ladysmith. Foley
will fight Stanton at Nanaimo, on
the Kith Inst., and until that time
will train in Ladysmith. Butler is
the featherweight champion ot England, and on the 16th inst. will issue a challenge to fight anyone from
118 to 122 pounds at the Nanaimo
Athletic clutb.
Tho Finnish Brotherhood of tboAVorhl
will give their dance tonight in aid of the
Old Men's Home, proposed to be built,
At Carne Bawn, Ladysmith, the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart,
on the 6th of January, Rev. James
McMillan united in marriage William
R. 0. Wright, C. E., Edinburgh,
Scotland, to Marion Heggic, daughter of the late Michael Burns, coal-
master, Edinburgh, and widow ol
John Heggic, of Edinburgh.
A skate repairer and lloor manager is coming trom Nanaimo to look
after matters, active Aero (ink, .and
There will   bo  good   music,  etc., ami irtfhultTlJsW^will be kept ill repair and
'doubt the dance will be well attended.    .^tlitotttMsj^'-tO the floor. «     <V'!V
Father Vnughsn, the London priest
who has achieved notoriety, is said
to haw, in addieion to his more deliberate rhetoric, tho art of.putting
wisdom into a pointed phrase, which
U the definition o! tho Ibrijhtost iwit.
Often his Irony Is very quick and
flashing. Once, when-he was-being
shown n portrait of -Henry VIII. by
Holbein at Trinity College, someone
asked him what he would del if King
Harry stopped down from Ids frame.,
4-'.!.I should ask.- tht. ladles to tcavi
the room;" waa his instant reply. THE LADYSMITH CHRONICLE
To Home Seekers
I HAVE A FULL SUZED LOT FOR
SALE IN THE CHOICEST' RKHK
DENTIAL PORTION OF l'HE
CITY. ONLY J .ICO. TERMS CAN
HE ARRANQED. THIS IS vNE
OF THE FEW OOOD LOTS LEFT.
BUY NOW.
JOHN STEWART
Notary Public
Conveyancer
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THE LADYSMITH CHRONICLE
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•very Wednesday and Saturday.
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EDITORIAL COMMENT.
It is verj. Mten charged that tho
men who serve cities in the capacity
of either mayor or aldermen are very
often victims of ingratitude. It often happens that the people grow
tired ol their municipal representatives, and in-line to harsh criticism
at thc end of the year, and this no
matter how good the intentions or
how meritorious the actions of tho
mayor and aldermen have been. Tho
mayor and aldermeu ol Ladysmith
cannot truthfully say that the people
who placed them in office have not
remained faithful to them during the
year. The mayor and aldermeu were
the nominees of the Citizens' League,
and to that organization tbey made
defnite promises. Tbe members ol
the Leagu*, it is to be presumed,
kept a watchful eye on the actions of
the men they supported for office,
and now they come forward and with-
aut qualification state that Mayor
Nicholson and the six aldermen who
slat at tne board with him during tbe
year fulfilled to their entire satisfaction every promise made to the
League! This- also seems to be the
conclusion: ot many who. are not connected with the.League. While, of
course, the mayor and aldermen only
did their duty, they arc to be commended for thc keen interest they have
taken in ttic advancement ol the
city's interests, and-the members of
the League have every reamn to feci
flattered with the success they have
achieved in selecting and electing a
council board. At the meeting ol the
League Thursday evening there were
many things the members wanted to
know, and as an evidence ol thc grasp
Mayor Nicholson has of civic affairs
it may be poVitcd cut that he was
aula to answer every question to the
satisfaction of all present. As a re
suit of this the league has decided
to support the entire ticket again
this year..
of the cartoons, and this leads to
severe criticism on the part of the
Free Press. It appears to us that
the Herald should never have published tho cartoons if they were as
offensive as that paper now suggests,
but this is not a Conservative funeral, and we should think it hat tho
Free Press should. refraili from shedding tear's over what seems to be a
Liberal corpse. It may be as the
Free Press suggests, ,that tlio Herald
is endeavoring, to win over a lew
Conservative votes for the Liberal
candidate.
Tho ratepayers oi Victoria w'U
shortly vote on a by-law to raise
$35,000 for thc improvement of tho
city hall. The Colonist admits that
there might, be something done to improve thc ciiy hall, but is also ol
the opinion that there are other civic
wants more apparent than an enlarged city hall at the present time.
The Provincial Legislature will
meet on the -1st of this month, and
there are many reasons for believing
that thc session will l.e an important one from a business point of
Uew.
Looking for the
Best of It
There is a bitter fight going on between the Herald and Free Press, ol
Nanaimo. During the recent cam
palgn the McKelvic Bros., of this
city, supplied the Herald wieh cartoons, ordered by the managers of th*
Liberal campaign. The cartoons,
while not perhaps as good as ithnse of
Fiezmaiiricc,'wero at least rocognlst
able, and cannot be said to have displayed any malice on the part of tlio
young men who drew themf The
Herald published these cartoons, and
it is said that on more than one occasion complimented the artists. For
some reason or another the same pg-
per now apologizes (or the publication
in 1848, the discovery of geld in
California peopled tho Pacific coast
with thousands of adventurers— all
lookimj for the liest of it. Near
where gold was first discovered lived
a man named Sutter, who was open-
handed and good-hearted. He gave
thc newcomers food and land and
everything he had, because he was
simple and had plenty. In a lew
years he was landless, and he passed
hi old age in want back in Pennsylvania. Sixty years have passed
since then. In lSk'S, hundreds of adventurers,—all looking for tlie best
of it—came to Priucc Rupert, where
lived a man who was open-handed to
new-comers for they had no place on
which to put their leet. Ha had a
mineral claim on which he had built
a cabin, which overlooked thc finest
harbor on thc Pacific coast. Thc ad-
venturers, men ana women, were given ground on which to build abiding
places fire and without cost. Not
content with this onerous treatment)
these adventurers have repeatedly
tried to close in the old pioneer'
cabin, so that he could no longer
have a view of the harbor. Disgusted
at their selfishness.and lack of grali
tudc, he left Prince Rupert on Thurs«
day, declaring he wanted never again
to sec the face of man or woman in
Prince Rupert. It does not pay to
be good-hearted and open-handed, lor
tlioLu who are die as did Sutter of
the early California days. Better be
selfish and greedy and grasping and
mean, and die with a certainty of
having a- long funeral procession behind your remains when they are
wheeled to th« grave.—Prince Rupert
Empire.
Thc class at kirk had been readitv;
thc story of Joseph and his urethral, and it came to the turn of the
visiting minister to examine the bpys.
The replies to all his questions had
been quick, Intelligent and correct
Such as:
"What great crime did these sons
of Jacob commit?"        ,
The New Year's
Choicest Products
will be found at our store in everything that
embraces table delicacies, fancy and staple
groceries and provisions of all kinds to serve
the tables of the most fastidious in Ladysmith.
The coming year will be one of satisfaction and
economical buying if you procure your groceries and provisions from Gear's.
GEAR'S IDEAL GROCERY
Scott's Building, First Avenue.
John W.  Coburn, f K Oeo. C. Pickard,
President and Managing Director. Secretary-Treasurer.
The Ladysmith Lumber Co.,
Limited.       x
MANUFACTURERS  OF  ALL  KINDS OF
Rough and Dressed Fir Lumber,
Red Cedar, Shingles and Lath
LADYSMITH, BRITISH COLUMBIA
The Steady Increase in Our Business
Has necessitated iu to keep a considerably larger stock. We are thus in a much tat
tar position than ever to give the people of Ladysmith a variety of the best meat that
can be purchased in the market.
We Solicit Your Patronage ir.d    Cunr.fce £j.li£f«(io
'They sold their brother Joseph."
'Quite correct. And for how
much?"
"Twenty pieces 'of sll.'^r."
"And what added to the cruelty
and wMicdncss of theso bad brothers?"
A pause.
"What made their treachery even
more detestable and heinous?"
Then a bright little fellow stretched out an eager little haftl.
"Well, my man?"
"Please, sir, they sefl't him ower
cheap."
'I guess," said the Yanlsce who
had lean asked to admire an echo,
"I guess you don't know anything
k.iout echoes in this country. Why,
at my country plitco up in the Rocky;
mountains it takes eight hours -to
hear t-:c echo of your voice. When
I go to bed I put my head out of
tbe window and shout, 'Time to get
up!' and the echo wa'ves me in the-
morning."
A man who had teen playing golf
with a clci'gyinan heard him swear
two or three times under his breath.
Suspecting the lapse, he could not be
sure of it until one monosyllable,
came out with unmistakable clearness. After he hud finished the
match, a friend of his said:
"I saw you playing just now witti
the Rev. Mr. Dash; of what denomination is he?"
"Some iproplc say he is ,a Congt'o-
gationalist," replied life late opponent, "but I should cell him a Pro-
fanitarian."
A bright girl in a large sclmol applied to her teacher for leave to lie
absent half a day, on a pica that, her
mother had rccdVod a telegram
which stated that company was on
tho way.
"It's my father's halt-sister and
her three boys," said the pupil, anxiously, "and mother doesn't see how
sin- can do without mc because those
boys always act so dreadfully."
Tho teacher referred her to the
printed list of reasons which justified
absence, and asked if her case came
under any of hhem.
"I think ic might come under this
head, Miss Rules," said thc girl,
pointing, as she spoke, to the words
"Domestic affliction."
A little clirip whose father is a
prominent merchant, and, as such,
never loses an opportunity, to descant
upon the virtues of advertising, one
day asked his mother-
"May Lucy and I play at keeping
store in the front room?"
"Yes," assented the mother; "but
501 must he very, very quiet."
"AM right," said thc youngster;
'Ve'll pretend we don't advertise.".
Clearance
Sale
—OF—
Boots and
Shoes
THERE ARE SPECIAL
r.AUUAINS TO BE HOT IN
BOOTS AND, SHOES
(lENT'S FURNISHINGS;
CHILDREN'S CLOfiUNO,
FANCY (IOODS AND JEWELLERY AT
John Thomas
The Old Reliable Shoe Store.
HIGH STREET.
Silverware,
Toilet Cases,
Crockery and
Chinaware
At Cost
TO CLEAR OUT
LADYSMITH PHARMACY
Ryan's Meat Market
Box 173
Phone 43
For Meats
s
OF ALL KINDS, SAUSAGE A
SPECIALTY, LEAVE ORDERS
AT '    . "'
Geo. Roberts'
Meat Market
Cor. First Ave. and Roberts Street.
LADYSMITH.
CHEAP SALE
-OF=
Tinted Denims and
Lawn Cushion
Covers
Miss  Uren
Ladysmith
Transfer
Stables
Light and heavy teaming.
Furniture and piano moving
a specialty.
Nicholson & Weaving
PROPRIETORS
Telephone 1.
Suits to
Order $25
LADYSMITH   MARKET
E. Pannell
DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF
Meats and Vegetables
P. O. Box 64.
uitsmie
A. E. PALMER
FIRST AVENUE
Singer Sewing Machines
Victor Talking Machines
A GOOD ASSORTMENT
Dolls and  Toys
Coll end See Them
Fall Clearing
In order to clear off this
summer's stock of Wall Pa
per I will dispose of this sea
son's patterns at a greatly
reduced rate.
1.  E.  SMITH,    Retorts street
A. JARVINEN
Photographer
First Class   Photos.
Gallery on First Avenue.
S. J. GIFFORD
Livery, Peed and Sale
Stables
EXPRESS WORK A SPECIALTY
WOOD FOR SALE
To make room tor my spring stock
1 will sell suits made to order lor
Two Months Only for ?2fi,
Now is your chance to secure a
suit made up in first-classstyle.
D. J. Matheson
Gatacre st.,   Ladysmith, B. O.
Wagons
I Sell T. I. Trepp t Co's
Celebrated Wagons i
During the season we have fold ft large number
of wagons, Implements and lowing trucks.
Everything carries a guarantee
R. WRIGHT
Seller Street    ,
James Duncan
TAILOR
Suits cleaned and pressed.
Alterations made.
Charges moderate.
mm: nun
lUIINITI
PICTURE
FRAMIMG
It you require anything done in
this line lor Christmas please see out
New Mouldings and get cost ot any
lized frame made up to suit your requirements.
S. ROEDDING
High Street.
Flat Avenue.
CAUTION
On and alter December 20th, poison will be placed on Lot 34, South
Oyster District, occupied by the undersigned.
E. PANNELL,
niitu, r C, December. 19' THE LADYSMITH CHRONICLE
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We carry a complete line of Bed
Room, Front Room and Kitchen
Furniture. Our prices defy competition.
A splendid lot of Enamelware will
be sold at a great reduction next
week.
C. Peterson
Furniture
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Stcirt Risht d^ wnere y°u get Best v^ue
We have a full line of Choice New Year Gifts, Cards, Etc.
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McKELVIE  BROS.,    First Avenue, Ladysmith
VICTORIA BUSINESS COLLEGE
EDVERMMCHT STREET. VICTORIA.
Pti Icipal-r-Mr. VV. W. Suttie, certificated gov. teacher. Specially certificated by Messrs Pitman & Sons tor
shorthand;  medalist, etc.
Special oiler—Six months' course,
books, tuition, room aud board tor
$160. Monthly $23. In advance
$125. References, etc. on application.
This oiler only for January—Jun
term.   Begins Jan. 4th.
Ladysmith Orchestra
OPEN FOR DANCE   ENGAGEMENTS.   FROM TWO PIECES UP.
AM NcweSt and   Latest Music.
For full particulars apply,
A. AUCHINVOLE,
Ladysmith, B. C.
■ BOOK READERS
Look at our large list of
the latest novels.
Fine Assortment of Stationery
HARRY HUGHES
A. Maxwell Muir. C. E.
Architect
1208 Government Street
VICTORIA'    ■     •   B,C
The City Market
R. WILLIAMSON,    Trap.
Wholesale aad Hetnil.
MEATS and VEGETABLES
Ladysmith, B. C.
Star Orchestra
CONSISTING OF FIVE PIECES.
Open tor engagements from     Two
Pieces up.
(lives Dance Every Two Weeks.
For full particulars, apply
W. M. ALL1STER, Sec
"i beg to inform thc residents ol
'Ladysmith that  I have taken   over
•the express business Irom S. J. UK-
'ford and I solicit tor a share ot your
^patronage.
' Commercial Trade a specialty.
M.   Q.  O'BRIEN
Local and General.
At Ladyimith, January 7th, to the
wife of George Wilkinson, a daughter.
At Ladysmith, January litli, t(i
Mrs. Angel, a son.'
Mrs. Spoflord, provincial organizer
of the Women's Christian Temperance
Union, visited Ladysmith on Monday.
She met the local union in the afternoon. In her address she gave an
account ot the good work being done
by the rescue home in Victoria, and
also what is being done in otlwr
parts of the Province. In commenting oh the work in Ladysmith she
was del jilted with tbe prog.vss
made. Thc union in Ladysmith has
(10 members. In the evening Mrs.
Spofford addressed a meeting of the
temperance" workers in the Methodist,
church. The address was about the
work of local option. In speakiag ol
some parts ot the upper country'Mrs.
Spoflord said that business men,
bank managers and editors, though
not enrolled with any temperance society, were taking an active part in
tlie work, 1 believing that local option
would do much good and remove
many ot the evils in connection with
the liquor traffic. Mrs. Spofford left
on tho train tor Nanaimo on hen way
lo Cumberland.
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A good finish for hardwood is a
mixture ot two ounces oi. wax—eithej
white or yellow—aocordlng to the
natural color ot the wood, and turpentine. Melt the wax over the lire,
in a large vessel. When melted add
four ounces ot spirits of turpentine,
stir until cool. Apply with a brush
and polish by rubbing hard with a
piece ot flannel. It may be renewed
at long intervals, but usually a good
hard rubbing will develop a tine polish.
TENDERS FOR WOOD.
Tenders will be received by thc undersigned up till 15th January for
supplying twenty-five cords of wood
as required, lo the Ladysmith
schools. Thc lowest or any tender
not necessarily accepted.
JOHN STEWART,
Secretary
Hints for the Heme
•  MISCELLANEOUS.
Hoi; tartaric acid will trj':e ink
stains out of white doth.
It is not generally known, but to
prevent cakes from buniiir,, place
a little bran at the bottom of the
tins. This will save a lot of grumbling and vexation.
When washing blankets-, (lt.op.els,
and like asticles, for every bucket of
water used, add a teaspoonful of glycerine; better results with less lata'
are thus attained.
Hot corn meal is said to "be effective in cleaning window shades that
are merely dust soiled. Place shades
on a flat surface, and rub in meal
with circular motion of the palm.
Th:n rub gently with a soft dry
cloth, end Loth meal and dust will
be removed. 	
White feathers can he cleaned cither by soap and water or the dry, method. For the first you must, make
a sud3 of warm water and white
soap, adding a little boras and then
lay in tho feathers, allowing them to
soak Icr an hour or more. Do not let'
tho waiter get cold. S<|uerac the leather upward from thc stem until the
'soil is removed. It will not look
white while wet. Rinse' in warm
water, and hang in the sun and air
lo dry. For the dry method you
must fill a wide-mouthed bottle with
gasolene or napthd, and add a teacup.
fill of soap suds. Immerse the feathers, leaving them there over night.
Next morning shake tho hot tie vigorously and then take out the feathers,
rinsing thorn in,clean gasolene llnng
•to dry out of doors. Keep away
from lire and artificial heat during
(his process of cleansing.
Dr. R. B. Dier
Surgeon Dentist
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
Wood for Sole.
Splendid mill wood tor sate at
Ladysmith Lumber yard, at a low
price.   Apply to
P. IfyKSTCR.
THE HOME DOCTOR.
Ona ot the simplest and best panaceas for an attack of nerves is a hot
bath. If a . woman who is fatigued
by lhe day's work finds herself unable to sleep after going to bed,,she
had much better take a hot lull'than
to . indulge in a drug, even of tho
mildest description. There is something remarkably relaxing in immersion in .hot water, and unless'the
plunge lasts too long there is not
tho slightest danger of t'ping weakened by 't.
To put a time" limit upon a bath
Is impossible because it depends upon
tho original vitality ol tliio individual. One whoso strength was much
lessened could not stay in tho water
for more than ten minutes, while tor
another twenty mifntites is none too
long. The way one feels on getting
out is thq best criterion, for thero
should 'bo a gentle sensation of. lassitude, but not that of exhaustion.
If to gain sleep is tho object   for
which the bath is taken, everything
vmszfflMssa
A New Year
Hew Resolutions
egin the New Year Right
Buy Your Shoes in a Shoe Store.
Wj sell only Shoes and Hosiery in our store; we do not bSiiovc you can sell
anything else along with Shoes and do your full duty. .So to thinking people,
woeay, buy your shoes ina Shoo Store. We can give you boltor,attention and
better fitting.
We spend all our time in devising plans to make our Footwear Store
the host Store in town to buy jour Shoes and Hoisery. Wc are putting in a
|at'go stock from thc very boat makers known,
SAVIN'S FOOTWEAR STORE
Sole Apt for the Celebrated English "K" Boot.
Try a tin of Vissol Oil to mako your boot waterproof.
should he prepared bcl'ore getting
into the water. The bed must he
open and there should 1(: a bol watet
bag in it io warm thc sheets, that
there shall ;l.;e no shock of cold lincnj
Fresh air from an open window is a
necessity, but draught is not desii-
able,
These details attended to the water in the tub should be of a temperature just comfortable to the skin.
After the whole body has gone beneath the surface the hot faucet must
be turned on, slowly letting the temperature of the bath rise until it is
as hot as can be endured eonifort-
ali'y. Occasionally more hot water
can be added in this way, for thc
skin becomes accustomed to warmth
and can endure moi'e.
As this tit" i is not taken for cleansing purposes it only remains for the
person to lie quite still, closing the
eyes and trying to relax tlio muscles.
By giving oneself up to it in this
way much more good is accomplished
than would bo from a vigorous scrv.'l)-
bing.
A group of aeronauts were telling
balloon stories iu thc .smoking-room
cf.a Chicago hotel. Capt. II. E.
Honeywell, who with the "Fielding-
Iintonio" balloon was later to break
all long-distance ispoed records, laughed and said:
"Thc great Elyot made a balloon
as out from Charleston one hot summer afternoon. A thunderstorm came
up. Elyot, amid buckets of rain, the
roar of thunder, and the flash of lightning, was, blown a'fcput like a thistledown. On toward midnight he found
hi'msclt over n plantation ami threw
out his aniCioi— a grapnel at tho end
of a rope-
It happened that a negro had died
in one of the Uuls of this plantation.
The funeral was to take place in the
morning. A dozen friends of the
dead man sat in thc soft summer
night before the hut, telling ghost
Stories.
''Suddenly in the darkness above
them they heard strange noises—a
Happing, as of great wings, menacing
cries. And they saw dimly a -formless black shape.
"All llut one man ran. This one
man, as he cowered on his stool,jhad
the ill luck to be seized by the grapnel.
"The grapnel, roing at a great
pace, whirled him up for four or five
feet in the air and jerked him' along
at the rate of fifteen miles or so an
hour.
" 'Oh, massa, massa," he yelled,
squirming and kicking in that strange,
flight, '1'sc not do one! l'se not de
cawpse! Dick's in de house dah! In
de house dab!,' "
The elderly lady who was looking
through the shop ol a dealer in
knick-knacks picked up a small handbag.
"Are you sure," sho Inquired, "that
this is a real crocodile skin?"
MUNICIPAL NOTICE.
Public Notice is hereby given to Die electors of the Municipality of Ladysmith:
That I require tlie presence of the said
electors at the City Hull, Liidysmith, on
Monday, 11th day of January, J909, at 12
o'clock uoou, for the purpose of electing
persons to represent them in the new council as Mayor and Aldermen. The mode of
nomination of candidates shall be as follows)
Tbe Candidate* shall he nominated in
writing, the writing shall be subscribed by
two voters of the Municipality, aa proposer
and seconder, and shall be delivered to the
Returning Officer at any time between the
date of this notice and "J p. m. of tho day oi
nomination, and in the event of u poll being
necessary, such pull thall be Opened on the
14th day of January, 19U0, iu the City
Hall, Ladysmith, and kept open until 7 p.
in. of tho said date, of which every person
is hereby required to take notice and govern
himself accordingly.
Tho qualifications by law required to he
possessed by thc candidates for theothceof
Mayor are such persons as era male British
subjects of the full ago of twenty-one years
and are nob disqualified under auy law, and
have been for tlio six months next preceding the day of nomination tho Registered
owner in the Land Registry Oificu of land
or real property in the City of Ladysmith,
of the assessed value on the last Municipal
Assessment Koll of $1,000, or more, over
and above any registered judgment or
charge, and who are otherwise duly qualified
as Municipal Voters.
Tlie qualifications by law required to be
possessed by the candidate! for the ofiioe of
Aldermen, are such persons as are male lb-ic- j
ish subjects of the full a^o of twenty-one
years and are not disqualilicd under any law
and have boon for the six months next proceeding the clny of nomination tbe registered owner in the Land Registry Ofiioe of hind
or real property in theCtyuf Ladyuinith, of
the assessed value on the last Munioipnl Assessment Koll of $5$),00, ur more, over and
above any registered judgment ur charge,
and who are otherwise qualified as Municipal Voters.
K, Given under my hand at Ladysmith, this
23rd day of December, H10K.
John Stewart,
Returning Oillcor.
E. & N. Ry.
Special Rates
New Year
Fare and one-third tor thc Round
Trip. Tickets on sale at all Agents
Dec. 31st, and January 1st, 1909, final return limit January 3rd, 1909.
Nanaimo to
Vancouver Return
Fare $2.00
Tickets on sale December 31 and
Jan. 1st, 1009: Final return limit
January .'ird,  1.608.
I- D. ClIKTIIAM,
Dist. Pass. Agt.
Hfl2 Govt, st. Victoria, B. O.
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Noticd is hereby given to the Klectors of
the Municipality of Ladysmith that I require the presence of the said Electors at
the City Hall, Ladysmith, on .Monday, lltli
January, 1009,"at the hour of twelve o'clock
noon, for the purpose of electing three persons to represent them on the Hoard of
School Trustees for the omfng term.
The nomination of candidates shall be
the same as that for Mayor and Aldormcn
and in the event of a poll being necessary,
such poll will be opened on the 14th day of
January, 1909, at the City Hall, Ladysmith,
and kept open till 7 p. ni. of tiaid date of
which every person is hereby required to
take notice aud govern himself accordingly.
Given under my hand af Ladysmith, this
2?  <Atyaf December, 1908.
John Rtewaitv,
Rstufulng Oilicer.
Portland Hotel
tlOOD    BOARDING.
BILLIARDS AND POOL.
Barclay   &  Conlin,
Proprietors
GRAND HOTEL
CONVENIENT
COMFORTABLE
Excellent Boarding
HEPPLE & SMITH,
Proprietors.
Ladysmith Bakery
Company
Cakes- of every, description, lancy*
and plain. Cand.es ol all kinds.'
Fruit ot all kinds. Fresh bread every
da}.
Reasonable prices. Come and see
our lines and leave your orders, We
give careful attention.
Hop Lee, Prop.
Esplanade street,   Ladysmith.
"Absolutely certain, madam," replied tha dealer. "I shot that crocodile myself."
"It looks rather soiled," observed
the customer.
"Naturally, madam," explained the
salesman. "That is where it struck
tho fsjound when it tumbled olj J|w
tree."-    ...       ,   .,-.»(••" ' '
F. C. Fisher
TEACHER OF MUSIC
Studio in Williams' Block.
Hllbert Undertaking Pallors
1,3 a nd 5,Bastion St.,Nanaimo;
Phone 124     P. 0. Box 1
J. M. MORGAN
Teacher ot Voice Production and
Singing.
IN TOWN EVERY FRIDAY.
All kinds ol Clock and Watch Repairing. Satisfaction Guaranteed at
Reasonable Prices.
English Watches a Specialty.
J. R. Easton
Practical Watchmaker,
All wot* left at H. Hughes' store
will receive Prompt attention. THE LADYSMITH CHRONICLE
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T   We have only 14 Men's Heauy Duck Tweed-lined
Coats, with storm colllars, and made big and
• • roomy.   These are going to be cleared at....
ARE YOU COLD
Going to and Coining From Work ?
$3.50 Each
' • ro:i't wait till the other fellow gets the last one.   Get yours now.
4> This is the season to wear Stan-
field's Heavy unshrinkable
Underwear.   At per Suit...
$2.50 and $3.00
•J.  WE    HAVE   A    SPLENDID LINE OF HEAVY
i   2g WOOL SOX, at	
25 Cents a Pair
Boys' and Men's Gloves and Mitts of all kinds.
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;;   BOYS' AND MEN'S SWEATERS,
■ • a necessity this weather.
Prices from..	
65c. to $3.50
Rubbers for Girls, Boys, Men and Women
BLAIR & ADAM
t-WI'H-M-I'I'M'H-I-I-H-H-t-I-H-
THE EMPIRE CAFE
J     548 JOHNSON ST., VICTORIA
Meals 20 Cents and Up.
Best 25 Cent Meal in Victoria for 20 Cents. Patronize
White Labor by eating here. Special atteniion given to
tourists and visitors, who are cordially welcome. We
keep the Celebrated Grand Duke Cigar.
GEORGE BRUGGY, MANAGER.
Clearance Sale of Games
15c Games for 10c.   All Otter Games at
Reduced Prices.
DON'T FORRGET THE l«o BOOK SALE AT 100, TO' MAKE  ROOM  FOR
NEW STOCK OF BOOKS.
Knight's Book Store
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GROCERIES, n:aY GOODS,
BOOTS AND SH OES, ETC.
".:'. 1"        QUALITY A!>',d PRICE OUR MOTTO.
Local and General.
The  Northland wss  in yosterday   for
coal.
Fresh Crumpets and Muffins at Blair &.
A lam. *
For fine Ashoroft potatoes, try Blair A
A.lani. *
Mr. A. J. MoMurtrie was a visitor to Nanaimo this week.
We Are Still in the
Painting and
Paperhanging
This is the season for renovating.
Start the New Year well jby hangto
one of WO!) patterns. They are tin
best yet.   Call and see them.
For a fine chop or steak, try Hooper's,  Gatacre street. *
Blair & Adam are giving special prices on
blankets this month. *
Mr. Frost, fathor of Dr.  Frost, of this
city, is visiting friends at Nanaimo.
Mr. and Mrs. James Gilchrist, Ladysmith are registered at the King Edward,
Victoria.
Before going to bed call at Hooper's and have a :uj of c ilTi'.e ,\rd a
sandwich. *
The cold weather has had a bad effect
01 railroad travel. Thero are few passen-
g?rs either iu or out.
HARRY KAY, £&
To-morrow evening at the Presbyterian
Church, Rev. Mr. McMillan will praabh on
"The Duties of Citizenship."
Mr. R. R. Hindmarch, editor of the
Nanaimo Free Press, was in the city for a
few hours Wednesday evening.
The Young Men's Club of the M thodist
Church will debate tho question of "Vacci
nation" at their meeting to-night.
R. Gear expects to day a consignment of
intern oysters in the shell, which will be
i >ld at 40 cents a dozen.
Cravenette Coats
At Big Reduction
COATS,
MATS,
$13.50 and $12.53
For $10.00
r $13.50 and $17.50
For $15.00
SWEATERS,, RUBBERS,
RUBBER BOOTS, HEAVY SON,
WORKING SHIRTS, ETC.
IN  FACT EVERYTHING
SUITABLE FOR THE
COLD  WEATHER   AT
REDUCED PRrCES.
W. E. Morrison
On account ofthe bad weather the drawing for the pianrtl.v piano at Mrs. Wright's
house has been postponed indefinitely.
The Male Voice Choir will meet in tl a
Methodist Church not Monday evening
fo; practice. It is desirable that there
siauld be a good attendance.
<.a»r-l"I..I^.H"H-^M-H-4^WHH-t!-H-H-HH«H^H^l-H^»t4'I^
THE NEW YEAR
Finds us getting the store in shape for stock-taking, '.'.
and while doing so we always find a number of lines ;;
that we want to clear out before getting in our new •!
• *
spring goods, and as it has been our custom for the $
past two years to hold an
ODDS AND ENDS
Sale during the month of January, we are now get-
ting these lines sorted out. They will include China-
ware, Toilet ware, odd Cups and Saucers, Plates,
Salad Bowls, Bread Plates, Cutlery, and other lines
too numerous to mention.
Early Buyers Get the Best Values.
Iho train service ii the interior has
bjen knocked out by the recent stoi m. It
tiok Mr. Smith Curtis five days to got
down from R issltuul to   Victoria.
Tlicra will be a granolithic sidewalk
p'acod oil the Esplanade entrance to the
postufiici. Work will begin on thc wslk
just as soon tho weather moderates a little.
—' ^wmm
There is vory much sympathy expressed
for Mrs. Hutcheson, who was a nurse dur-
i ig the recent epidemic Mrs. Kut rheson
was engaged hy a private family to nurse
what was believed to be a case of chicle i-
p >x. But it turned out to be smallpox, and
s'io was quarantined with the family from
t ie first days in October until Decembur.
S io nursed tho family throughout th« a.-
t.nk, but the question is who should pay
for her services. Tbe city did not flnga^u
bur, and tho council do not accept liability
f»-Mrs. Hatcheson's account. Mrs. Hit -
ch son is a brained nurse, and her services
w nld have been in constant ' inund hud
she not boon quarantined daring thc epi-
Ijmic. Her time hiis been lost, which is a
lorious matter to her. It is a pity that
s imethiug could not be done, so that Mm
Hntoheson should not be compi-llet iu if]
t r the whole loss.
"The
Ladysmith Hardware o.y
Ltd.:
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Lost.
A small gold and ivory cross, between
Portland Hotel and Whit* Street, Findor
please return to Canadian Bank of Com
moroe.
Municipal Elections, 1909.
I\;   the   Electors   or  the   ■ Hy   ol
Ladysmith:
Ladies and Gentlemen:—At thc request of a very large number of citi-
'(cns( I: a^ain oilier myseH as x
candidate for the office of mayor.
In soliciting your support, I-woul
refer you to my promise made in m
address to the electors last year, t
pledged mysilf to introduce reforms
which included thc installation of a
lighting plant and sewerage systeny
\Uiile the council has not been at'a
to complete those two public utili-j
ties, it has shown its sinceiity by
presenting two by-laws to the rate-'
payers, aud both have been adopte '
with satisfactory majorities. Since
tho time of their adoption the debentures have been disposed of, so
that the work of laying down sewers |
and installing an electric light plant
will commence within the next two1
months. |
In this regard tho Mayor and coun
cil of 1908 can claim that their pro
mise to the tatepayers was fulfilled
If elected, I will do everything
my power   to   hurry on the   public
work now in hand, as well as continuing the comprehensive system ot
streW" improvement commenced during the past year, as outlined by tho
CI M:is'   'League,
Yours respectfully,
J D.   NICHOLSON.
Municipal Elections, 1909
To th© F.lcctors of Ladysmith:
. Ladles and Gentlemen:—•!laving
been requested to stand for Mayor'
for the City of Ladysmith at the
coming election, I have consenecd to
do so. I ask you for your votes and
influence    1 aril yours truly,
WALTER TENNANT MILES.
Ladysmith, B. C, January 4, 1'.'09
FOR SALE-3h.y. Marine Motor. Everything complete. Coil spark plug, slit ft
float feet carborator. In lirst-olass condition. CHEAP. J. A. Knkiiit, Lady-
s nith, B. C. •
1 beg to inform thc residents ol
Ladysmith lhat ;I have taken   over
the express business Irom S. J. Gilford and I solicit for a share of your
patronage.
Commercial Trade a specialty.
li. G. O'BRIEN
m
JOB N  BICKLE
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THE QUALITY HOUSE
We   have just   received a full consignment of optical  goods,, including
lenseB, fsames,   and   Materials.   AH
glasses adjusted to suit the .wearer.
EYES TASTED FREE,
P. 0. NOOT,
Jeweler
For Sale
A 21-foot Gasolene.Launch, with
I 6 h. p. engine, -jM in eormplete run
ning order.   Cheap Ior cash, or wl
.' take a house in part payment.    A; -
ply to M. G. Clark, Entrance Islan
Lighthouse.
SHOE  REPAIRING
T am prepared to do all kinds
Shoe Repairing on the Shortest Nt
iice.     A trail solicited.
L
Second Ave., near the Fire Hall.
The Stout or Full Figure
Wc suggest a corset with a largo bust
and of average height, high enough under
tbe arms to throw tho bust well forward,
with round, fairly long I'rimiosa Hips. It
should bo strongly boned, especially over
tho abdomen, and extra strongly stayed,
producing comtnrt and stylish appearance
Hi perfeot combination.
We recommend styles Yatiai, 37">nud a
ja Grace .147, 3«), 667, 411.
S.LEISER&CO.
Specialists in Corsets
\,E MAKE A SPECIALTY OF
Corsets for Stout Figures
SEE OUR NEW
Decedo Corsets
Guaranteed to Give You Satisfaction
S.LEISER&CO,
Agents for the Crompton Corsets
DECEDO
The Average figure
This figure requires a corset with a bust
of sullloiont height to bo comfortable and
pleasing, with Military Hips of only mo
.limn length; that Is lo say, the popular
conventional style of corset. The common
iense, ovcry day corset, well made and
.furablb, usually gives satisfaction.
Wo recommend Styles Victoria llionoo,
.100, 277, 273 and a la draco 385, 400,007.
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