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With Which Is Amalgam-tied the Ladysmith Standard.
V  .
Ladysmith, B. C, Wednesday, June 23, 1909.
Short Meeting, but
An Important One
The meeting of the city council last
Monday evening was short, although
considerable business was transacted.
There wero present: Mayor Nicholson, Aid. Matheson, Campbell, Dier,
Roberts and McKinnell.
The minutes of the previous meeting were adopted as read.
Mr. W. J. Watson, representing tbo
Tyco Copper Co., wrote the council
that his company had not been able
to get tho prices on the plant necessary to supply extra current, and
that he was therefore unable tojquote
prices. He hoped the delay would
not interfere with the city's plans,
The letter was received und filed.
The following firms wrote Jar plans
and specifications for the electric
light plant: Langley & Williams, the
General Electric Company, Allis-
Chalmers ft Bullock Co., Canadian
Westinghouse Co., Canadian Fairbanks Co., Stanclifle ft Co., Vancouver, and Hutcheson Bros.,  Victoria.
The mayor explained tbat he had
several extra copies of specifications
made, and had forwarded a  copy to
Ladysmith Now
Island Champions
The Island soccer championship for
tho season comes to Ladysmith, in
spite of all the excuses why it should
not given In Monday's Free Press.
This was settled last Saturday—and
on tho playing field, too—at the Canteen grounds, Esquimalt. As usual,
the "writer" in the Free Press puts
forth one side of the (question, not as
he himself saw it, but as he heard it
from one source or another. We have
all known for several weeks taat the
deciding game was to be played at 3
o'clock June 19th at Esquimalt, and
it was Nanaimo's own lookout to
have their players there.   Of course,
marked that they were nfaklng no
effort to strip. He gave them fifteen:
minutes' grace. At that time they
refused to play, and qdestioned the
appointment of thc referee, but as h|
had) it on his person, that'would not
do. Tbey also declined to play their
reserves, stating they were not part
of tbe team, also that tbat the Herald had no authority to print them
as such. About 3.30 tho Ladysmith
captain consented to wait 10 minutes
more;, at 3.40 tbe referee called Nanaimo on the field, this being the
third time, | but they rofusod to corn*)
and the referee and team left the
field, Adam, from force of
scoring a goat as he came off.
Now, Mr, Editor, when a team
waits 45 minutes on the field for
their opponents I think that Is satisfactory evidence they are there to
play. It was also noticeable that.a
prominent soccer enthusiast who has
opposed Ladysmith very strongly, remarked, "That's all there is to It;
Ladysmith has won the cup."
I admit that it is not the way I
would have it won, but it takes two
t was taken ror granted that the Na-; teama to piay and „ one team   „.
naimo players would come from Nanaimo, and as    the Nanaimo   train
fuses, what else can be done.
I noticed   the following   Nanaimo
arrives at 12 noon, ample time was ] players in Victoria, all registered in
given them to get to the field at .31 the V. I League I believe, viz: Hew-
o'clock.   The Ladysmith eleven   were | itt, Walker,   Hurren,   Graham, Mlt-
Jubilee of Anglican
Church in B. C.
there and played around thc i.'tld for
upwards of three Quarters of an hour,
while those of Nanaimo's team who
were on the field either sat around
without stripping or loafed in the
dressing-room, not even deigning to
notice the referee's whistle, blown
several times, calling them out.   The
several of the companies requesting j captain of the Nanaimo TJniteds was
It was resolved that each of
companies be furnished with tbe
• formation requested.
E. Lowe, secretary of thc hospital
committee, forwarded the declaration
of trust to block 80 from the B. &
N. railway.
It was moved, seconded and carried that the document jbo register,.,.
The city grave-diggers presented
petition for an increase in the price
of opening graves, to conform with
the price paid in Nanaimo. It was
pointed out that the schedule was
iow, and that occasionally the diggers met with much difliculty ln dig;
, gins the graves.
The matter wns finally referred to
the cemetery committee to report.
Accounts aggregating $173.85 wore
presented and referred to the finance
Thc sidewalk on Roberts street
came up for discussion. It was reported that the property owners had
finally consented to the building of
the cement walk. It would be necessary to remove tho verandah in front
ot the opera house, but there would
not be any objection raised to this.
The city clerk reported that there
had been no tenders for the wood
sidewalk, the carpenters all being
very busy.
It was decided to call for tenders
for a cement walk, and the mayor
was instructed to get a man ,to build
from Roberts street to the Frank
the wooden walk on the Esplanade
hotel, under tho supervision of the
road foreman.
Aid. Matheson was granted a week's
extension of time to introduce his
by-law regulating the wiring ot
Aid. Matheson reported that he had
heard a lot of grumbling about awnings being too low. Something
should be done to abate the nuisance.
Mayor Nicholson agreed with Aid.
Matheson. Many of the awnings
were too low, and he had ordered the
policeman to notify one merchant
that the crossbars would have to be
raised higher up. He had seen men
and women compelled to cross the
street to avoid the low awnings.
Aid. Matheson knew of one'Instance
whore a man had anew hat knocked
08 by the low cross-bars, and tbe
language used on that occasion was
both expressive and emphatic.
Chief Callendar will be instructed
to enforce the by-law dealing with
the question.
Mayor Nicholson brought up the
sewer question. The 30 days necessary would soon be up, and work on
the sowers should start without further delay. As the time would expire on Thursday, be thought the
clerk should wire Brent ft Co., asking them If the money was forthcoming, and if so, Mr. McDonald,
the contractor, should be communicated with at once.
Aid. Dier' agreed with Mayor Nicholson, and It was decided to send a
telegram to Brent ft Co., noxt
Aid. Roberts referred to the bad
condition of the anproach to the alley between Methnen nnd Wilto
street on First avenue. He believed
something* should be done.
It was decided to refer the matter
to the road foreman, and tho council then adjourned.
. Little Evelyn McMillan, the 6-yonr-
fdd daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rorerti
McMillan, was severely Injured by
fire Inst Monday. With a playmate,
the little girl was playing around a
Are thnt had been started In a yard
down town to burn rubbish, nnd approaching too close to the flame her
clothing Ignited. When rescued lt
wns found that the child had boeu
severely burnt on the side nnd back.
She was at once given medical   at-        .—a^a^a^Bn^a^a^a^a^a^a^a^aa
tentlon, but tho shock mny prove so-1 Wellington at Waterloo^praying tor
urged to bring out his men, and replied that he would not, that the reserves could not play, because they
wero "only reserves." Thackeray, of
Victoria, a registered player for Nanaimo United offered his services to
thc team but was repulsed. This 13
how things looked until a few minutes before four o'clock when thc Ladysmitli team left the playing field,
dressed, and started for home, one
of them boarding the nftcrnoon train
for Ladysmith. The spectators waited at the gate for thc refund of their
admission. Thc referee called the
gamo oil, just ns an auto containing
the three, not four, much-wanted
players hove in sight.
Then there was weeping and wailing and gnashing ol teeth—almost,'it
not quite. Lndysmlth's manager wns
asked if he would not bring his team
back and replied that he would not,
as they wero now a man short.
"But," was the .-query, "can you
play a reserve?" The shoe, as
paying Is, was on the other foot
now. But sustained by Nanaimo's
heroic refusals to play thc ornamental part ot Its team, Ladysmitli absolutely declined to play another
game for tho V. I. Cup. However;
for the sake of the spectators and
the gate a proposition was put to
the Nanaimo manager to play a
friendly, game. Ho in turn refused to
hoar of this, and the matter was at
nn end.
The Free Press "writer" is not
sure whether or not thc referee was
officially ' appointed. Does he think
Mr. Letth does not know as much
about football and its rules as be
himself does? Ladysmith made sure
of his appointment before going on
the field and If Nanaimo's captain
did not find out, there again it was
his own lookout. Tho "writer" gives
advice that would bo well for him to
follow when he says: "When it comes to bandying charges of 'poor
sports' look"< at'your own case first."
II he docs this, perhaps he may make
less insinuations of the sort against
By the way, the Free Press inform
ant in regard to the goal supposed
to have been scored must be very
dull wttted if ho thought it was
meant for a "really truly" goal.
Surely the "writer" with hla wide
and superior knowledge of tootball
ought to know tbat it is not necessary to score a goal in order to
claim a   game,
Anyway, Nanaimo could have put
a full team of tholr own mon on the
field if thoy had Intended playing, a?
there wero clevon players ln Victoria
at 3 o'clock. Why they should wait
for the Princess Charlotte is bard to
say, as the team Ladysmith was to
have met was Nanaimo, not Vancouver. This ends the Vancouver Island,
League for this season at least, and
Ladysmith have bocn legally declared
the senior champions in spite ot anything said to the contrary.
t    V    m
(Editor Chronicle).
Sir,—I, with others, havo bcon
looking far tho explanation ol the
sporting editor of tbo Froo Press, re
Saturday's fixture at, 13sc|iulmalt, and
It Is to bo found in his Issue of tho
20th Inst. He states ho has bad no
official version of the affair, and consequently goes on to relate something ho has heard unofficially. I
thought ho would have taken pains
to get something official, as he must
know who wns ln charge of the Nanaimo team. But aB there aro probably a number of our supporters not
in possession of tho facts, < I Intend
to state them for their hcncllt. The
final was ordered to be played at
Esquimalt on June 19, 1909, Nanaimo had two weeks' nottco, ns had
also Ladysmith. Qamo to commence
at 1 p, n,, Ladysmith took the Held
at 2.55; at 3 p. m. Nanaimo's team
was sitting on tho benches omulattnn
chell, Wilson, Thackeray, Farmer,
Blundell, Mossey and Mossey.
It was the fault of Nanaimo's manager that these men were not ready
to take the field. When Leith was
appointed to referee, he told HhePre-.
sident he could not get there in time
on Saturday's boat and he was instructed to go on Friday, so as to
call the game on time.
Tbe sporting editor of the Freo
Press says Ladysmith cannot play
Westminster as champions of Vancouver Island. He is misinformed.
They will play as such. He asked
about ten .questions a few days ago,
such ns:
Is there a V. I. Association?
Is there a V. I. Constitution, etc?
Wo answer yes, and will let the
same pass on the status of our team
as to whether tbey arc entitled to
be acclaimed as champions.
Whoever told him that Saturday's
game had no bearing on the question, ns to who ,would represent  the
Tomorrow, the fiftieth anniversary
of the consecration of Bishop Hills,
the first Bishop of British Columella,
will bo a red lctter day in tho history of the Anglican Church in British Columbia.
With appropriate services the jubilee thanksgiving celebration of the
foundation of tbe Bishopric of Columbia will be held on the day of
thc nativity ol St. John the Baptist. Special services have been arranged, and the event will be fittingly celebrated at Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria.    —.
At eight o'clock In thc morning
there will be the celebration of the
Holy Eucharist; at 9 o'clock breakfast will be served in Christ Church
school room, and at 10 o'clock Matins will be sung. At 10.30 o'clock a
conference on provincial organization
frill be held led by the Right Reverend Bishop Ferrin, D. D. In tbe afternoon, from 3 to 6 o'clock, a garden party will be held in the grounds
at Bishopclose, and in the evening at
Ij o'clock the crowning service of tbe
day will be held, for which a special
programme has been prepared. Heading a procession of visiting and,local
clergy, which will march from Bishopclose to tho Cathedral, will be the
massed choirs of the Anglicanchurcb-
cs of thc city, which will lead the
■busical portion of the service, rendering the full choral evensong at
eight o'clock. It Is expected that the
lergy now in attendance at the ses-
ons of the clcricus will be In at-
ndance, • including the four bi-
lopa aud the sixty-six visiting
icrgymen, besides all the lacal clcr-
Charles lames
Suspected of Murder
Following    the   evensong,   Bishop
ferrin will preach a sermon suitable
Island in the B. 0. cup competitionU6. tlio-great event in the history u!
U'flU I'l tlTI'l   I   I \* 1 llf I ll'tllllll lit! I   ,'lllV.. 11 ,       a ....    . '
was   correctly   informed,   as   Lady
smith    being    thc      only   tenm to
live up to the B. 0. rules, had earned the right to compote,   The   ouly-f^v^37'but'd^','7c;
thing to do   now is   for everybody,'
Nuuuimo included, to drink to Lady-
not I smith as chnmpions and wish them
the \ g00(i luck nnd safe return with   tho
People's Shield.
Lndysmith, Juno 22, 1909.
The )Ncw Westminster senior foot-
hall team, champions of tho mainland, will meet the Lndysmith seniors, tho Island champions, in the
semi-final for thc B. O. cup. Thc
Salmon Bellies have been keeping in
shape for some weeks and now the
dates arc arranged the two champion teams will como together to decide which is the best team in the
province. The gamo will likely be
called at 5.30 on the sports grounds
here to enable those working for the
company to have plenty of time to
change Tho local team will be practically the sifmo thnt went to Esquimalt, with one oxception of Wnr-
ijirtou, who leaves this wook for Ireland and his place will bo filled by
another good man. This game Is
thc last to be played here this season and a good turn-out is expected
to cheer the boys to victory. Ladysmith travel to New Westminster on
July 3rd to play the final. A Locks
ley of Esquimalt will probably act
as referee,
The following lacrosse players are
requested to turn out Thursday evening nt C.30 for practice: Qow, Oil
lespie, Howay, Mulr, Morrison, Adam, Loatc, Carloy, McKelvie,.Fisner,
Morris, Dakers, Wilkinson, Humber,
Hewlett, Marshall, Beauchamp, and
a a a
Extension will piny a game with
Nanaimo on the Caledonian grounds
ln the latter city'tomorrow evening.
The noxt game billed for Ladysmitli
is on July 1st at thc Dominion Day
colobratlon hore.
Thero will be n baseball practllco
this evening at 5.30 sharp, 'laso-
running nnd hatting will be tlr» main
features, and all menthol's aro requested to turn out. A match game
will bo played on Friday evening at
6.30 sharp.
The attendance at tho Novelty
Monday night was unusually large.
Tho programme was a good ono,
nnd tho singing ol two Bongs by Miss
McMillan was highly appreciated. Th
picture ol the "Romance of a War
Nurso" was ver*/' attractive, and In-
dcod tho whole programmo wns a
good one. Beginning tomorrow night
there will lio another good presentation of pictures.
the church in this province.
Tho progress of the church has
been steady. There have been times
have been
overcome, nnd today the Anglican
Church in Britten Columbia has Just
reason for thanksgiving on the occasion of this, its jubilee.
At Westminster Abbey, on February 24, 1859, Bishop Hills was conso
crated, but his departure for Victor-
la was delayed until the following
November of the same year. But thc
intervening period was spent in good
purpose. A cgnvass for men and
money to carry on the good work
was made, and wns met with enthusiasm and ready response. By tbe
generosity of Miss Burdctt-Coutts,
afterwards tho famous Baroness Burt
dctt-Coutts, it was Iound possible to*
undertake the work, she contributing
a sufficient sum to endow the new
bishopric nnd two archdeaconries.
Thc day before Bishop Hills departed from the Old Country to assume
his new duties in his distant diocese,
a great gathering was held at the
Mansion House to bid blm farewell,
and many prophesies of thc growth
ot thc work under the direction af
Bishcf Illlb and the future greatness
of the church in thc new land were
Thc arrival of Bishop Hills on
these shores saw an energetic start
made in the work, which has con
tlnued ever slnco, There have been
hard timcB experienced, but all dlf
Acuities have been surmounted, and
the courage and faith shown by Bi
shop Hills and his successors in the
high office have triumphed.
The Mexican Herald prints the.following: Replying to a communication trom the White House at Washington, through the Mexican t-mtns-
sador there, President Dim has expressed his desire that he may mcet
President Taft for a personal Interview which will take place at muc of
the points on tbe boundary line between Mexico and the United States
some time during thc latter part of
the year. The announcement of the
preliminary negotiations looking for)
ward to this Interview was made gt
the foroign relations offices yesterday,
Tho Young Girls' Guild ot St.
John's Church held their last meeting ot the season last evening. Miss
Mcblns, their president, will not bo
with thorn when tho Guild rosumcB
its work, and tho members presented
her with a gold fountain pen as a
mark of their esteem. The address
was read by Miss Crossan and Miss
Meblus replied thanking the members
ot the Ouild and expressing a hope
tor its future success.
Rov. E. M. Millar ond Mrs. Millar
will leave Nannlmo on Thursday tor
Last Thursday somo young boys
found a considerable sum of money
noar tho O. jP. R. depot. Anyone who
hns lost money might here of something to his odvantitgo liy communicating with Chief of Police Callendar.
Mr. Gordon, of Cumberland, loft
for homo yestorday. Ho was called
to attend the funeral ot his brother-
In December, 1904, a cold-blooded
murder was committed at a road-
house near Albia, Iowa. The victim
had been drinking at the bar, and
something he said provoked tbe
anger of the bar-tender. The latter
camo from behind the bar, and holding a revolver in both hands, discharged five chambers into the body
of the other. He then made his escape and since that time tho Iowa
officials have been searching for tbe
Fortunately, they were ilble to _y/e
a good description of the murderer.
His name was Jones, and was known
under various aliases. Sometimes it
was Charles Jones, other times John
Jones or James Janes. He was only eighteen years of age at the time
the murder was committed, and bad
come from Kentucky some time before with a number of miners. Ho
had colored blood in his veins and
was classed as a quadroon. His habits were well known, and his
height, etc., were given in tbe descriptions sent to the various police
departments all over the continent.
Nevertheless he has been able to escape detection for five years.
Six or seven) months ago, there arrived in Ladysmith, a young man
who gave his name as Charles James. He was a ajulet fellow, and lived
pretty well to himself. He gave his
confidences to no one, and the only
thing he ever told concerning his early life was tbat he bad been born in
Kentucky. He first went to work as
a bar-tender, and then drove the,
brewery wagon for a few,days. Later
he went to work in thc mines, but
he had no companions. He bad a
room by himself, and was regular in
his attendance nt his duties.
But while James scarcely knew anyone in Lndysmith, it appears tbat.
sonic one here trom Iowa knew James, or thought he knew him. la this
way, it is believed, the police here
came to suspect thnt James wns thc
young Jones, wbo bad committed the
murder in Iowa nearly live years ago.
His movements were carefully watched, and the authorities at Albia were
communicated with. For several
months the correspondence hns, been
going on, and the information' gained
seemed to connect young Jiinies with
the murder. The description gives
corresponded with tho young man iu
every particular but one, and that
was something that could have
changed in a few years. Height,
weight, color and habits were identical, and the police here were instructed to arrest James and hold
him until tho arrival of an officer
trom Iowa.
The arrest was made yesterday afternoon by Officers Cassidy and Callendar. Thc prisoner was at his
boarding-house, and took his arrest
coolly enough. He deaied he was the
person wanted, nnd was warned by
Officer Cassidy that anything he. sal-1
would be used against him as evidence. But the warning-, was scarcely
necessary. He showed no Inclination
to speak about himself. He simply
said he was born in Kentucky, but
denied that he bad ever lived la
Iowa. He was taken to the police
station, and his trunk was searched.
Amongst other articles found in thc
trunk was a Colts revolver, with
every chamber loaded. For a young
man of peaceful habits this was regarded as a rather sjgmiflcant discovery.
Voting James is now nt the police
station and the authorities in Iowa
have been communicated with by
wire. It will be several days before
an officer can reach here. In the
meantime thc prisoner does not seem
to be worrying himself. He sings
and whistles and enjoys himself as
much as his limited opportunities
will permit.
Decoration Ceremonies
Last Sunday
The celebration committee will meet
tonight to hear all reports and make
final revision of the programme. It
is Important that everyone interested in tbe celebration should be present, ns arrangements will be practically completed at this meeting.
Any changes made after tonight will
only load to confusion.
By far the largest parade of fraternal societies ever seen in Ladysmith took place on Sunday when
tbe members of the Knights of Pytb-
iae, Odd Fellows, Druids and sister
lodges assembled to attend the funeral of the late E. Armstrong and
take part in the beautiful ceremony,
of decoration, and listen to the address given by Rev. G. M. Ambrose
which was ia every respect befitting
and interesting.
Mr. Ambrose opened his remarks
by a quotation from Sir Walter
"Time rolls his ceaseless course,
race of yore
Who danced our infancy upon their
And told our wondering boyhood legends store
Of their strange ventures happed ,ly,
land or sea.
How are they faded from the things
that be!
How few,   all   weak and  withered
end their force
Wait on the verge of dark eternity
like stranded wrecks,
The tide returning hoarse to sweep
them from their sight!-
Time rolls hls-eeaseless course."
He then pointed out the Pslamists
portrayed of death as a giant bearing in his bonds a sword to reach
tbe old and arrows for tbe young.
Assailed by such thoughts and surrounded by the emblems of mortality
and decay our outlook might well
be dark and gloomy, but for two all
comforting ideas, the brotherhood of
man and the fatherhoad of God.
The feeling of universal brotherhood was shown to be the outcome
of a higher civilization, and in the
process of its realization thc foundv
ing of fraternal societies wns a mostl
important step. The speaker pointed
out that in the eyes of the world
these societies wore hb much.on trial
as wns the Christian church, tbut
they would stand or fall by the conduct ol their members aud that a
society or nn individual professinu;
high ideals, etc., and living an evil
life wns. a curse to thc world In many
ways. The loftiest, ideal of human
•Motherhood, said thc speaker,, found
its realisation in God's fatherhood.
The two chief societies represented
In the decoration ceremonies, viz.,
the 1. O. O. V. and the K. of P.,
were shown by their mottoes to be
one in aim, and were called npon to
remember tbut both in regard to
their societies and to all suffering humanity "we are members one of another."
In death it was a comfort to remember that brothers were ready to
succor the helpless ones left behind,
and a still greater comfort to look
forward to the beatific Vision of a
Heavenly Father.
Jeremy Taylor, South, Lord Clarendon, and Leigh Hunt were quoted
to show the beauties ol friendship,
the latter quotation being tho well
known "Abon   Ben Adhem."
The assembled brethren were urged
not to forget their own mortality
and to carry out in spirit thc adage
"de mortuis nil nisi bonum."
The address closed with a   quotation   from Joseph Howe, the   great
Nova Scotian publicist, as follows:
"If fitting you'd aspire
Honour the dead.
And let the sounding lyre
Recount their virtues in your festal hours.
Gather their ashes higher still,, and
Nourish the patriot Same    *
.That history dowers.
And o'er the old menV graves:
Go, strew your choicest flowers."
At the conclusion of Rev. G.   M.
Ambrose's address, the several committees   proceeded to  decorate   the
graves.  There were floral offerings to
profusion,   and the   ceremony  while
iniormal, was very Impressive.
now points to a successful celebrations, and it remains with thoso ln
charge to see that all- tho details ar.
ranged by tbe committco aro carried
At the last regular meetiug of the
local union of the Woman's Christian
Temperance   Union,     the   following
Everything I were duly elected ofllccra tor thc cn-
Breaking down under a terrible
sweating by the police, Chung Sin, a
Chinese, yesterday at New York, com
fessed, thnt he saw his room-mate,,
Leon Ling, strangle Elsie Bigcl to
dent.li with a handkerchief in bis
room about midnight Juno 8th.
Chung said he wltnesBod tho murder
through a keyhole from tho room adjoining. Tho examination dcvoloped
that Leon Ling is n member of tho
Hip Sing Tong "hatchet men,"
whoso battles with tho On Leong
Tong have disturbed Chinatown lor
years. Ho Ib ateo a member ot tho
Geo Kong Ton, which is opposed to
the present governmeot of the Chin-
suing term:
President— Mrs. A. B. Matpuss.
Vice-President— Mrs. A. Wilkinson.
Treasurer— Miss E. Gilchrist,
Recording Secretary— Mrs. M. Hari
Corrcspondiog Secretary— Mis. M.
At thc close ol the meeting a
standing vote of thanks was tendered to MoBsrs. Carloy ft Carley, proprietors of the Ladysmith Chronicle,
who have always been so willing to
print any matter pertaining to the
Union. The meeting cloBed by singing tho temperanco doxology.
Ono of tho laboring men on tho
new Nicholson block, suffered severe
injuries to his face from falling brick
Monday afternoon. Ho had placed'
a number ot brick on tho scaffolding,
nnd they tumbled down on his bend
bringing   him   to the   ground    nnd THE LADYSMITH CHRONICLE
$500 CASH
And $200 at $10
Per Month
For a First Class House on a Good Corntr.    Splen
did Soil, Good Stables, Etc.
This Is a  Bargain.
Notary Public Conveyancer
Head Office  ■  ■ Toronto
CAPITAL $10,000,000: REST $6,000,000
Sank Money Orders
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Bullous—How can c man tell when
he is really in love. Cynicus — He
can't tell till it's too late.
Mrs. Slummer—My poor woman,
does your husband always drink like
this? Mrs. Hogan—No, mum. Some
times I gets out of work.
"Doctor, how can I ever repay you
for your Madness to me?" "Doesn't
matter, old man. Check, money ord
er, or caBh."
"That new rfomer paid two thous
and dollars for that violin he practices on." "I wish he'd trade It for
a ten-dollar violin he could play."
"I am afraid, dnrllne;, you will
very soon forget mc." How can you
think so—sec, I have tied two 'mots
in my pocnet lmndkcrchlel."
Chairman—I'm sure we be all very
sorry our secretary Is not here tonight. I can not say we miss 'Is vacant chair, but I do say wc miss 'is
vacant face.
We have just received another shipment of those
Colorings in Wall Paper
Call and sec them. They are going fast.
A full line of, Paints and Varnishes
in stoc!:.
Picture Framing done on shortest
notice. Bring your pictures and lock
over our mouldings.
Painter and PaperiUnFcr.
The Nanaimo Free Press, in deal
ing with thc football situation, is
commendably patriotic, but decidedly
ridiculous when it takes (on a judicial
tone. Ladysmith is under no obligation to Nanaimo for anything, and
there was no reason why the foothall
team of this city Bhould contribute
in any way towards the violation of
n well-eBtabJished rule of Bport. Even
the fact that Nanaimo is always behind thc times docs not justify thc
football team of that place ln expecting that their delinquency should
be overlooked. The fact of the matter' is, Nanaimo had enough men at
Victoria, and the .question naturally
arises, what were they there for, If
not to play. The fiasco of last Saturday may have killed football on the
Island, and the Nanaimo men more
than contributed their share to the
funereal,finish of this sport.
ceptions everywhere in the interior.
Thc Premier's trip is in no wny connected with politics; it is simply a
tour of investigation, and his inquiries arc not directed altogether to
men of his own political faith.'
Charwoman (mendintr carnct)— I
never thought *>s 'ow I should come
to this, mum. Me that was that well
eddicated Hint afore I was married
I couldn't even make a  beef pudden.
"Do y<*n think you could learn to
love me?" the younir man inquired.
"Lenrn to live yon?" cclaimed the
rapturous' maid. "Harold, I could
give lessons at it."
"Rut you know, madam, that in
Turkey n. bride ticvpr j?>s '.■ •• '., .•>-
hnn-1 before the wedding <lav." Lady
fwi'e of nn inveterate clubman) —
How odd! Wc never see our husbands after.
TW Hns'innd—If n min steals—no
matter whnt 5t is—hd will livo to ri>-
T"t it. His Wife—During -mir ennrt-
"Md i"*-11 ''«ed tn st»il kisses from
m». Her Husband—Well, you heard
what I said.
Proud Owner of New Cottage—I've
been won-Wing whnt creepers to nut
nn the cottage. Which 'in voii thliik
wn'ilil be best. Jobn? The Cnrdener
—Well. sir. nnc of them Virginias
would cover lt up 'quickest.
Phc—Did yon enjoy the opera laBt
nicht. Hr-rr Scbwnry,? He— Nn. I
couldn't bear anything, She— Wbv
not? He—Two Indies snt in front nf
me pnd chattered tbe whnic cvenlnp
about now much they loved music.
The council at its meeting last
Monday night decided to wire Mr.
Brent at once to ascertain tbe earliest possible moment that the money
for the sewer debentures will be
available. This Is thc time cf the
year when the sewers can be put in
to the best advantage, and It will ..be
disappointing to the citizens ti work
on sewer construction docs not begin before thc season is much further advanced. It Is not Ukely tbat
Mr. Brent will cause any further delay, and lt is quite within reason
that thc work will start within a lew
weeks. If the answer to tho despatch is favorable the contract tor
the sewers will be signed at once.
' The Alberni Pioneer News resents
the imputation of the Victoria* Times
that lt ir a Conservative paper.
Well, the editorial column! of the
Pioneer News do not establish con
clusively that It Is a Liberal paper,
so it must be something, possibly
Socialist. In any event the pilhllBhei*
is a Conservative, and this should ho
sufficient guarantee of tho rcspecta
billty of the Pioneer News.
Premier McBride and Hon. T. Tay<
Flashing around the world by wire
less telegraphy warnings of approaching storms and other disturbances
of the elements, is one of the latest
international projects! Still another,
of perhaps little less importance, Is
the proposition to equip the vessels
of nil nations with uniform Btorm
These are the leading problems to
be thrashed out at a conference of
distinguished meteorologists ol the
principal nations to be held In London on June 21. The .proposed conference is the outgrowth of a meeting of the leading meteorologists of
the world held in Europe several
A concentrated movement will be
inaugurated to iuduce the principal
governments to adopt a uniform system of wireless telegraphy, marine
weather reports and ta reach an
agreement so that all nations shall
display a uniform marine storm signal. If such an International agreement can he effected, it is believed lt
will be a great factor In saving life
and property on sen and land, and
at the same time be highly important In the. making ot weather predictions.
"A woman nlwavs insists nn having the last word." remarked the
mnn whn thinks he knnwR human nature. "Yes." answered Mr. Meekton.
<Timlv, "and. as n rule, also the
flrst word end most of the intermediate words."
"I did intend to go down town to
look nt some (dockings today," remarked Mrs. Schoppen. "but it Was
raining, so I just stayed home."
"Why," remarked hcr husband, absent-mindedly, "that's the best time
to see them."
Passenger (in slow train, to conductor.)—I say, what on earth is this
train crawling along so slowly Ior?
Round the corners wo hardly move
at all. Conductor—Ah, but yon sec,
sir, wc have ten baskets of eggs in
the baggage car.
In Canton I met for the second
time a talented young Swedish civil
engineer who had crossed the Pacific
with me in search of a job, writes I.
K. Friedman in the Chicago News.
He waB sanguine as to his future
then; he was.in the dumps now.
Ho had just laid before one of tlie
chief officials of the place, to whom
he came armed with a letter of Introduction, plans for installing a
modern sewerage system in Canton.'1.
"Your people," he said to the mandarin, "die off like flies every timo
the plague strikes you here. Your
mortality rate, to one coming from
the sanitary citios of America and
Europe, is appalling. Let me cut it
down for you and put it -on a par
with that of the first centers ol tho
Then the mandarin, so the young
engineer said, leaned far back in his
chair, stared at him,with a surprised
air and remarked scornfully, but
quietly: "Young man, why did you
come all these thousands of miles to
Canton fcr the sake of carrying to us
such mad ideas? Take them back to
Sweden with you. Let us rest In
peace in China and go our own way
undisturbed by these Billy newfangled Ideas. Build modern sewerage
systems in Sweden to your heart' a
content, ten in every city for all we
care. We will have none o! them in
When tbe engineer, crcstlallcn and
bewildered, asked why, the answer
was at once forthcoming: "There are
too many people living in Canton |
now, Wc shouldn't know what to do
with more if wc had them. Our people, as it is, are finding it hard
enough to make a living."
This mandarin's attitude sums up
in n way at once amusing and illuminative the oriental attitude toward
life and the living.
Nothing seems cheaper in the orient than life, and, as a matter of
fact, little else is so cheap. When
you pnss through the labyrinth ot
streets that make up Canton, packed
almost to suffocation with human he-'
Ings, you begin to understand why
so little value is placed on life. Sour
understanding of the situation grows
clearer when you realise the battlo-
like competition going on here Irom
early morninir until late at night for1
the few hnndtuls of rice and millet
that sustain the existence of each ot
this swarming mass.
John W.  Coburn, President and Managing Director.
The Ladysmith Lumber Co.,
Rough and Dressed Fir Lumber,
Red Cedar, Shingles and Lath
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We have the largest assortment of
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to be fouud in the city.
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"Swearing when the Savannah hall
team is losing is entirely justlable,"
said Recorder Schwartz last week ln
dismissing John Brown, a business
man arrested at the ball park for
Brown admitted that he had indulged in some profanity, buthesaW
he couldn't help lt, as Savannah was
behind and still slipping, and it mad*,
him so angry that, he had to express
"As a rule," said Recorder
Schwartz, "I don't approve of swearing, but it Is permissible when the
home team Is losing."
"Why force your child to learn figures at so early an age7" "That's
all right. I want him to he able to
tell the number when be is knocked
"Do you think that people will ever be able to secure a ncrfcctly sat
isfactory government?" "I doubt
it," said Senator Sorghum. "History shows that no government hns
been perfectly satisfactory to more
than one person nt a time, and he
Was thc one who hnppeiied to be the
I Ladysmith   pharmacy
IR. G. JESSUP, Prop. J
ion of the City of
The second day drew to its close
with the twelfth juryman still unconvinced. "Well, gentlemen," said
the court officer, entering quietly,
"shall I, ns usual, order twelve dinners?" "Make It," said the foreman, "eleven dinners and a bale ot
Two young ladles were making
their flrst essay at golf. "Dear nul."
said the flrst young lady. "What
shall I do now? Mv ball is ln a
hole." The second young lady took
out a book of instructions. "Bet me
see," she said, turning tho pages. "I
presume you must now take a stick
of thc right shape and got It out."
"Ob, yes, of course," said tho first
young woman. "See If you can find
me n stick shaped like a dustpan and
Electric Lighting Plant Installation.
Tenders are rcspectlully called for
tho complete Installation and equipment of an Electric Lighting Plant
for the municipality ol tho city ol
Plans and specifications on Ills ln
the office of the city clerk. 'lendetB
to be in by June 28th, 6 p. m. (un
less otherwise specified).
Lowest or any tender not neceesari-
ily accepted. ,
C. M. C.
Corporation of the City of
Tenders will be received up to C
o'clock on thc evening of June 28th,
for the construction of a cement
walk from the end of the postofllre
walk on RcJ erts street to the corner
of First avenue. For further Information apply nt city hull.
C. in. C.
Dated June 23rd, 1909.
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Admission: IOc and 15c
Matinee Prices 5c and IOc
Lands for Sale
Agricultural, Timber and Suburban Lands for sale.
For prices and location apptyto the Land Agent at
Victoria or the District Land Agent at Duncan.
Town Lots and cleared Suburban acreage for sale
at Ladysmith. Apply Land Agent, Victoria, and
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Extensive advertising in large Newspapers, in
targe Cities costs large sums of money. We are
satisfied with small advertising, in a small paper,
for small money. This enables us to plate our
goods before our customers at a price to match
most incomes.
Furniture Store
Light and heavy teaming.
Furniture and piano moving
a specialty.
Nicholson & Weaving
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Celtbiated Wagons
During the season we have sold a large number
of wwons, implements and logging trucks.
Everything carries a guarantee.
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1m Cress* iOe a plate.
a i
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Ladysmith, 1). C.
A. Litt
ChargM moderate.
Ail work   left at  McOallum'i 2nd
avenue, near Fire Hall, will receive
Preparing for the Kingship
London, June 12.—Canadian boya
who thiuk it must be fine to bo a
king probably would change their
minds if they had to go through thc
grind that is tho lot of the little
boy who is studying to be King of
England. Most of our modern kings
have to work hard for their living;
but learning to be a king is still
harder work. The parents of an ordinary Canadian boy are sati9fled if
he learns one trade or profession
well. Somo parents indeed ! ave so
much money and so little sense that
they do not even require this, but
the parents of little Prince fifclward
of Wales, tho eldest son of the I'rinca
and Princess of Wales and tho fuUre
King of England, insist that ho shall
I'.now a great many things -.cry well
As the navy is of the most import*
anco to the English nation, the first
thing that little Prince Ed,vnvd must
learn is to be a naval o.t.ccr. He
has just entered on thc second half
of his training for the navy and
when that is completed he will have
to learn to be a soldier in older lhat
he may, at least nominally, command
his army when he is king, and after
that he will have to take a special
course in diplomacy in order that he
may be able to help look after the
interests of his subjects in idling
with foreign nations. All the time
he must ibe learning the ordinary lessons that the Canadian'boy is taught,
and no excuses arc accepted if he does'
not learn them thoroughly.
"But," tho Canadian boy will say,
"things arc surely mat, 3 easy for a
boy who will be a king tome day.
Surely the teachers and tho other
boys do not dare to treat liim us
they do others."
Not a bit of it. Little Prince Edward is treated just like any other
boy. The first lesson in being a king
is to learn how it feels to obey or-1
Prince   Edward,   who   is now   11
years old, has just completed training at Osborne naval school which i;i
tho preparatory school for the Royal Naval college at Dartmouth,   of
which he has now become a pupil. Ho
entered Osborne when he was 12 years
old and throughout the two years ha,
was just a  unit in the great estab-j
lishment.   He had   tho same   allow-!
ance of pocket   money as the other'
juniors—25   cents a    week, no more
and no less—and   he had   to submit1
to the same discipline.   He had   to!
tako his turn In the mechanical shops;
and 1 am informed that he is an   excellent   carpenter   and a   competent'
metal worker.  He   also learned   all
the work of the man before tho mast I
and he can swab a deck or splice   a
rope as well an most of the old tars
in his grandfather's navy.
Even his kit has been no moro
elaborate than that of the other
boys, He had three suits of clothes,'
the trousers being made without
pockets ln accordance with tho naval!
regulations, two overcoats,- two uniform enps, four palm of white flan-1
nel trousers and three pairs ot laced j
boots with soles at least three-
eighths of an Inch thick. Even when
he had measles he was sent into the
"Sick hav" at Osborne and treated
Just like any ordinary boy.
Thc complete democracy af tho
school is Illustrated by two stories
told about the little prince. One refers to his first day at Osborne. He
had just arrived and was wandering
about the grounds when he was accosted by another small boy who had
been a term at Osborne.
"Hello!" said the othor boy, who
was the son of a captain in, tho navy,
"You're a now boy. What's your
"Edward," tho little prlnco .replied
"Edward what, stupid," said the
other boy, "you must havo another
"Edward of Wales," said thc
The othor boy was not at all taken aback,
/'Ob, so you're that chap," was hi*
comment as he walked away; "I hopo
you won't put on too much side,"
Tho prince had not a chance to
"put on too much side," for in common with tbe other younger boys ho
had to do his duty as a fag for one
of his seniors, He had to run errands and perform other tusks for
his master and the fact that some
day ho would be king did not matter
In the least to the young autocrat
whose fag ho became,
Another story relates to an occasion on which he was sent by an older boy to tho "tuck shop" for a supply of jam puffs, Tho elder boy gave i
the prince 25 cents, and there wero
six cents change. "Keep the change,'
boy," said the other, grandiloquently, when the prince returned, and the [
! future King of England gleefully pocketed his tip and dashed back to tbe,
fcr his own consumption. It is said
that when this story reached the j
ears of the Princo and Princess of
Wales they wero delighted, for if there
is one thing they want, it is that
their children shall grow up happy i
human boys and girls, and shall not|
realise their station until they are |
old enough to appreciate its responsibilities.
King Edward, too, was . hugely
amused at his grandson's tip and is
said to have made a note of the
name of the daring, young man who
tipped hiri, with the remark that
anyone witL cheek enough to tip his
future king would probably make a
first-rate naval officer.
At Dartmouth Prince Edward will
have to undergo the same strict discipline, and as the work will be
more on tho scientific side there, lt
will probably bo a good deal harder.
Reveille is sounded at 6.30 a. m. and
from that until "lights out" at 9.30
p. m. every ten minutes of the day
must be rigidly accounted for. Even
the recreation is governed by fixed
rules. Every effort is made to make,
the Royal Naval college at Dartmouth as much like a ship i*b possible. It is commanded by r» naval
officer, Captain Napier, and :t has a
full compliment of officers and men
just as on any of the other ships of
war oi ills majesty King Edward
VII., for it is carried on thc navy
list as a ship of war. In fact, it
succeeded an old three-decker, tho
Britannia, which served as tho train-*
ing school for Britain's naval cadets
until the present college was erected
in 1902 at a cost of $1,250,000. The
Britannia still lies in the harbor and
io used for teaching the cadets to
handle sails. Thc principal balls aud
rooms in the collcg" are named after
great admirals who have carried the
British flag to victory on the seas.
Tho great dining hall is called Nelson, and thc "gunrooms," which arc
used as classrooms, are named St.
Vincent, Hawfe, Drake, Grcnvillo and
Blake. The names of thc dormitories'
arc Oolljhgwood, Trowbridge, Duncan, Bonbow, Froblshor, Raleigh,
Hawkins, Effingham, Anson, Coin-
wallis, Howe and Effmoiith.
In addition to thc scientific training in thc practical work he will receive ucrc Prince Edward's instruction in tlie practical work of running
a modern battleship will be continued. He will havo to go down Into thc hold nnd learn all about thc
engines nnd he will havo to put on
his overalls and take his turn ut
stoking tho furnaces. His father, thc
Prince of Wales, it will ho remembered, surprised his shipmates on tliM
recent voyage to Canada by going
down into the hold and showing that
he had not forgotten his lessons nt
One thing thc little prince will escape that would have bocn bis lot a
few years ago. He will not be "ragged," which is the English form for
being "hazed." Tho oxcessos to
which ragging was carried a few
years ago attracted the attention of
the authorities and ragging was put
down with a strong hand. Not only were boys tossed in blankets and
made to perform ridiculous "stunts",
but there were cases in which delicate boys were rendered seriously ill
by being thrown Into thc sea, while
others were injured by being compelled to "run tho gauntlet" while
each one of a score or more boys
aimed a kick or blow at them.
Thc prince's education nt Dartmouth will cost his father, the Prince
of Wales, tm a year. This is a
reduced rate which the Lords ot the
admiralty make for thc sons of naval officers, and as the Prince of Wales is nn admiral in his hithw'a service, he ia entitled to thc ridiicttpn.
The sons of civilians must pay $374
a year. Thc Prince of Wales, who
never forgets his connection with the
navy, took advantage of his son's
entrance Into Dartmouth to revisit
tlio scenes of bis own naval education. He travelled down from London to the west with his son, ami
spent the week-end as the guest ot
Captain Napier. At hia spcoial request, however, he was treated lust
as any other visiting naval officer
would tie, and there wns nothing
about his visit that could in any way
impress the cadets with the idea that
their new "ahlpmntc" was any more
Important a personage Hum them
atmosphere, and these substances ultimately find their way to the ocean;
After every eruption of Vesuvius the
crater is covered with. a gleaming
white layer of common salt, and the
volcanoes of South America eject
enormous quantities of hydrochloric
acid—estimated as 30 tons daily for
thc volcano of Puracc in Colombia.
This volcanic activity, now restricted to a few points of thc earth'
surface, must have been general! in
remote ages, before life appeared on
the .globe. The gases confined within
the thin solid crust burst their
bounds and found their way to tha
surface, hringing with them the millions of tons of, chlorides which we
find today in tiie oceans. Yet tho
transfer of these millions of tons Is
a relatively insignificant change, for
on n terrcstial globe of a diameter
equal to thc average height of man
(C6J inches), 1-16 inch would repre-l
sent the greatest depth of the ocean,'
and the waters of tho ocean contain
only 3J per cent, of solids.
Put a little
in your
Short Stories.
Augustus Thomas, the playwright,
tells a story of an Irishman who
wanted to be naturalized,. "Have
you read the Constitution of the United States?" asked the judge before
whom he appeared. "I have not,"
says Pat. "Have you read the Declaration, of Independence?" asked the
judge. "No, sir," said Pat. "Well,
what have you read?" asked the
judge testily. "Well, yer honor,"
said Pat. "I have red hairs on my
An old-fashioned,
ill-working furnace is a non-
It consumes the coal, but through leaks and
cracks wastes the heat.
It is not economy to have such a furnace in
your own home, or in your tenant's home.
If you are thinking of building you should be interested in Sunshine Furnace. It adds 100 per cent, to
home comforts.
As soon as you let the contract for your house decide
on your furnace.     The "Sunshine" man will be
pleased to tell you just how the rooms ought to be
laid out with an eye to securing greatest heat from
the smallest consumption of coal.
If you want to experiment with the question don't
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If you want to settle the question specify " Sunshine."
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The great Von Moltkc never wasted words and despised anything that
approached garrulity in others. On
one occasion he was leaving Berlin
on a railway journey. Just before
tlio train pulled out of thc station,
a captain of hussars entered the general's compartment nnd recognizing
him, saluted with "Gutcn Morgon,
Exccllcnz!" Two .hours later the
train slowed up at a way station/'
Thc cnpta'in rose, after sitting in si-j
lence during, thc Journey, saluted,;
and with another "Gutcn Morgcn,
Exccllonzl". left the train. Turning!
to one of his companions, Ven
Moltko said, with an expression o!
disgust,  "Intolerable gas-ling!"
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High Street.
We t        a    Urge stock of Fancy
In a littio out-of-the-way street ia
Boston is a small drug store, the!
proprietor of which Is a peppery lit-|
tic old Irishman, and most of hiuj
customers are fellow countrymen.
Not long ago one appeared and desired to purchase 10 cents' worth ot
sulphur. Tho druggist weighed out
the proper amount and was about
to wrap it. up when the would-be I
purchaser interrupted: "Sure, an' is1
that ail I get for tin cents?" "Faith,
Is it n barrel ye'll ho expecting?" the
druggist retorted. "It is not, but I
know a place where I can get more
than that for folve cents," the other asserted. "Yo do?" the little old
fellow exclaimed, dashing thc chemical back into the box. "An' I i!*.now
a place where ye'll get a lot more
than that for ncthin' at all!"
Portland Hotel
Barclay  &  Conlin,
One of the old governors of the
Carollnas was a man who had lived
n farmer's life most of time until he!
was elected, and his wife, having net-'
er seen a steamboat or a railroad,!
and having no wish to test either
one, refused to accompany her hus- j
band to thc capital. When the gov-j
crnor reached his destination he
found that almost all the other of
flcials were accompanied by their!
wives, and he sent an imperative
mosauRe to his brother to "fetch Me-
linda al«ng." The brother telegraph-:
ed: "She's afraid even to look at!
the engine." The governor read the
message and pondered ovcr it lor a
few moments. At the end of that
time he sent oil the following com-;
maud: "BUI, you blindfold Mcllndn1
and hack hcr on to thc train."
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Shoes.     Satisfaction  Guaranteed.
Corner Third ave. and High street,
near Queen's Hotel.
Excellent Boarding
Sea water contains, about 3 J per
cent, of sodium chloride and other
ss.Ua. The evaporation of all thc
oceans would Icavo a mass ot salt
sufficient to cover the entiro globo to
tbe depth of 201) feet, nnd equal to
thc bulk, above sea level, ot North
and South America, or ono-lourth
thnt ol thc whole earth.
According to t'osmos tlio theory
thnt tills onormniiB quantity ot Bait
has been dissolved from continental
rocks, nnd carried down to sen by
streams, iu not tenable, becauso thc
salts fonnd in solution in river wnt-
er contain 50 per cent, ol carbonato
ot lime and only 7 pcr cent, ot chlorides, while common salt-, or sodium
chloride, constitutes 89 pcr cent, ot
tho salts ot sea water. Moreover,
tho evaporation ol Inland sons which
has taken place In central Asia has
lelt scllno doposlts very different in
composition from the salts or the
It appears, therefore, that salinity
must be regarded as an original
property of tho ocean, Suobs hnskwl-
vanced thc theory that tho salts now
found in thc sen have bcon ejected hy
volcanoes In early stages ot tho
earth's formation. Bvcn now every
eruption Increases the quantity ot
water vapor, catlhonlc acid, and com-
When .rrinoo Bismarck first went as
tho representative of Prussia to the
Federal Diet at Frankfort, Prussia
was ol very small account compared
with Auntrla, and Bismarck found
thnt he wns treated with Indifference
nt his hotel. He wus given a room
which had not even a bell, and when
he complained he was told that what
w«s good enough for other travelers
was good enough lor the PnisBlnn
delegate. Bismarck said no more,
but early the next morning the hotel,
was startled by n tremendous explosion. Tho landlord Mine rushing into Bismarck's room to know what
was the matter, and was told that
ns there was no boll, thc Prussian
delcgato had arranged with his valet
to fire a pistol whenever he required
his services. Bismarck got bi,< bell
right away,
This is to notlly thc public that
I, James Rowc, will not be responsible for any debts contracted by my
wife, on and,after this date, without
my written permission. Any accounts against mc should be sent in
at once.
Ladysmith,  Juno lc, 1«.
Roar-Admiral P, W, Dlckina tolls ot
a very rich and very economical lln-
anclor who was making preparations
lor a Christmas hall some vcars ago
and at his wlno merchants' discovered a cheap brand ol champagne,
"This," be said, "Is a good brand ot
champagne. It Is quite good enough
lor those young people who will come
to my Christmas ball, They could
not tell the difference, anyway." Accordingly he ordered a doicn cases
ot the cheap wine, A day or two bci
tore Christmas, picking up his newspaper, he noticed thnt his wine merchant had a hall-page advertisement.
Ho rnn his cyo over It and saw ln
big black lotters the paragraph:
"Try our celebrated champagne at
(1.25 a quart, as ordered by the eminent financier, Gobsa Gold, BbVj., lor
Lot 4, Block 29 (Map 703   A)
In the matter of an application lot
a Duplicate CertiBcate ot Title to
Town ol Ladysmith.
Notice is hereby given that It   is
my intention   at   the   expiration   ol
one month from the dnto ol tho first
publication hereof to issue a Duplicate Certificate of Title to said land
IsBiied    to   William BoVeridge   and
Henry iteifel on the 3rd day ol November, 1902, and numbered 8203 C.
IttJtistrar-Gcneral  ot Titles.
Land   Registry   Office, Victoria, B
O.. tha nth ditv <*' AMU. 1909.
Notice Is herebj* given that' it is
my intention to make application to
the Board ot Commissioners ot the
City uf Ladysmith at their next) regular meeting tor a transfer of the
retail liquor license now held by me
ln respect 'to the premises known as
the Pilot Hotel, situate on Lot 9
Block 12C, in the City of Ladysmith.
(rom myself to Alexander Thomas.
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Fruit of all kinds. Fresh bread ever
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give careful attention.
Hop Lee, Prop.
Esplanade street,   Ladysmith.
Pure Ice Cream
On Hand
Tobaccos, Cigars, Etc.
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Having Your House Painted
Best materials only used.
Big stock of wall paper on
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Ladysmith, B. C.
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English Watches a Specialty.
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New Test for Criminals
Criminologists arc at present considering a proposal of Professor Ta-
massia, an Italian scientist of liiRh
repute. He suggcsta that photographs of the backs of thc hands
should be used instead of finger
prints for identifying evildoers. This
may be done by means of the veins.
Criminals, it appears, have found a
way of beating the linger print system by burning or scarifying the ends
t.f their Angers with acid. This process destroys the delicate patterns,
formed by corrugations of the Bkln,
upon which reliance is had for Iden-
l.tication. If an ex-convlct, whose
i.nger prints nre on record at police
headquarters in Paris, for example,
i:i arrested for a subsequent of'enco
ugalust the law, It may, through the
adoption of such an expedient's that
iilmve suggested, he impossible to
Identify him.
If, on the other hand, the police records contained a photograph of the
Lack of bis- hand, it could not fail to
identify him. B'or it would not be
1 ossible for him to alter the network of the veins, by burning or
otherwise without actually endanger/
ing his life. The scarification ot the
ends of the lingers deprives the latter
of the usual sensitiveness, and so
impairs the usefulness of the hands;
but this is a trifling -fitter, relative*
ly speaking, from the criminal's
point of view. Such photographs,
necessarily, would be taken with tho
hand in a pendent attitude—that is,
banging downward. For, as you will
often have noticed, when the hand is
in this position the blood flows into
it through gravity, and the veins be-
c .me distended and much more plainly visible. Contrariwise, if the hand
Le raised and the lingers pointed upward, the blood Hows out, and the
veins are hardly visible at all. i
Examine closely the back ot your:
hand and you will notice that its
most striking feature is this curious
network of veins. Look at them
again. You will observe that one
particularly large vein runs down thel
middle of the back of thc hand, |
branching oft in the direction of thc
lingers. But there are others. The
arrangement, in fact, Is quite complex.
The really remarkable point about
tbe matter, however, is that tho network of blood vessels on the back ot
your hand is not like anybody else's.
Compare it with that al your brother or sister and you will find that
the two are very different. Your own
will not match that of any other
member ot your family; and even
your right hand and lelt hand, ii»
this particular are not mates. There
is nothing, In a word, more peculiar
and Individual than the vein pattern
on tbe back ol one's band. It is so
distinctive a personal characteristic
as to serve admirably tor purposes of
While the configuration of thc  neti
work cf veins on the back of the
hand does not alter during the lifetime of an individual human being
the blood vessels become steadily
more prominent and conspicuous as
age advances. In a young person
they are so slightly conspicuous as
to be not very noticeable, whereas in
an old man or woman they stand
out with such prominence as often
to bo rather unsightly. This is because the constant pumping of blood
in the course of time distends them,
and In later life the valves which
control the flow of the vital fluid
through the veins give way to a certain extent and no longer exorcise
their function efficiently.
Prominence ot the veins on the
hack of the hand Is n sign of ad-1
vnncing years. It Is also a sign of!
hard work. A society lady's hand—'
If she be not beyond middle life—j
sbowb    only   a   delicate   tracery of
with blood. You can find theso arteries pulsuting in voiir ankles,, if
you try.
It may be taken for granted   that
the network of veins on the surface
I of the  foot is  quito  as  Individually
Naval Co-operation
characteristic as that of tho back of
the hand. Indeed, it might serve—a
photograph of it, that is to say—to,
identify a person who has lost Ms
hands. Apparently there is no item
of our physical makeup that is more
peculiarly and essentially characteristic of any one of us thun the foot.
or hand, and the Individuality, so|
to speak, of thope members finds
most striking expression in the
rangement of their blood vessels.
Ex-Empress Etigcnlc, widow ol the
last Napoleon who sat upon the imperial throne of France, dins celebrated her eighty-third birthday a lew j
days ago, old, broken in health ami
bluish vessels " on""i'ts"surtaco." They ' sPlrit. nnd chastened by the misfor-j
arc rather pretty than otherwise, tunes which befell hcr aiter a brief
She has never had any hard work to but highly sensational and extremely j
do; nor has shc been obliged to un- brilliant career,
dergo excessive exertion or to experi- [ Few women can look back upon ex-,
ence fatigue. This means that hcr; perienccs so varied und full ol con- j
heart has not been called upon to; trasts as the now old and feeble ex-'
pump thc blood violently through I empress. Few .women ever rose from
her blood vessels, distending them. 1 comparative obscurity to a high and
It Is not surprising then, that the-' commanding position of honor in so
veins on the back of her hand should sll01't a time and survived their fall,
be small and pretty. But how is it' to drain the bitter dregs of disnp-1
with the woman of like age who all I pointment, regret and repentance
her life has been accustomed to laborious days washing, scrubbing,
sweeping and performing other arduous tasks that call for much pumping of blood through the 65 miles of
Eugenie's career was in many respects phenomenal. Born in Granada, Spain, on May 5, 1826, Eugenie
de Nonujo was the product of a peculiar    racial   mixture.   Her father,
tubing    in  her body?   Look at   the |tho Col,nt de Montijo, was a   Span-
backs of l*er hands and you will find iiBh  grandee  who  traced lineage   to
there the record of her unremitting
toll. The veins are distended and
Hard work means more strain on
the blood vessels, which has an inevitable tendency to wear them out
sooner. It signifies a more rapid
functional impairment of the valves
tbat control   the Bow   of the vital
the early Spanish kings, while her
mother was a Kirkpatrick, of Scotch
Irish stock.
A certain man died and a clergyman was engaged to offer the eulogy.
The worthy dominie prepared a sermon of exceeding length, but just be- [
fore be entered the parlor to deliver.
fluid in the veins.  Hence it   comes it he thought that it might be ad-,
altout naturally enough that men nnd[ vlsable to learn what tUo dead man.a'
women who do much hard work are w wor(ls had DeeIli   So ne turned,
liable to diseases of the circulatory to onc of the weeping youn   r aons<
system-more so than persons    who and aske(].   .,My boy   can tcU:
lead less active lives.  They die much1 me yoUr father's last words?"   "He
more often of such complaints.   Com- dldn't have   nonc" the boy replied
pare the back oi a bank clerk's hand "Ma was with him to thc end."
with that of a   laborer, and observ- ____________
ing the    relative prominence of  <he
venous network, you will find that When P. T. Barnum was at the
the latter in respect to his blood head of his "great moral show" it
vessels is   growing   old much faster, was his rule to send complimentary
than the former
It you will take the trouble to look
at your feet attentively, you will no-
tickets to clergymen, and the custom
is continued to this day. Not long
ago, after the Rev. Dr. Walker   suc-
tice that they also exhibit on their ceeded to the pastorate of the Rev. I
upper surface a network of veins. A j Dr. Hawks, In Hartford, there came
foot, in a sense, is merely a hand to tlie parsonage, addressed to Dr. i
modified for walking. TI1113 it is not Hawks, tickets for thc circus, with
surprising to learn that its blood the compliments ol the famous show-
supply Is altogether similar. Two man. Dr. Walker studied tho tickets'
great arteries descend trom the re- for n moment and then remarked; j
gion of the knees to the ankle, and "Dr. Hawks is dead and Mr. Harn-i
branching out, deep in the tissues ot,tim is dead; evidently they haven't
tho foot, furnish the   individual toes  met." I
A valuable contribution to the
writings on the possibilities of colonial co-operation in the naval do-|
fence of the empire Is made by Admiral Sir Cyprian A. Bridge, Cl. 0.
li., in the June number of National
Defence. Especially 1b it of interest1
when compared with thc tentative
pl„ns prepared by Hon. L. P. Bro-1
dour and Roar-Admiral Kingsmill.
The program of the Canadian rsinis-
ters, while fairly well formulated is
cf course as yet only in tentative
shape. j
Arthur Coote, representing tho firm
of Hawthorne, Leslie & Coote, of
Newcastle-on-Tyno,' whilo admitting
that he has conferred with Hon. Mr. j
Brodeur, denies that he came to Can- j
nda Willi tho object of laying definite
plans for a war fleet before the gov-!
eminent, |
Sir Cyprian Bridge outlines his
plan of co-operation in tho course of
a general discussion on the subject of |
colonial co-operation. He speaks'With
the authority of a long experience of
Britain's naval affairs tor he has been!
51 years in the navy before retiring j
with tho rank of full admiral five'
years ago. He had served through
several wars, had been a member of;
various admiralty committees, audi
had been three years as commander-
in-chief on tlie Australasian and on
the China stations.   He says in part:
"British subjects inhabiting outlying portions of the empire must feel
that their undoubted right to have a
say as to the disposal of money they
provide will not bo Infringed. They
must also feel that as far as conditions render it possible the money
which thoy grant to the sovereign
for naval purposes will be spent in
their own countryi The wish for this
may not survive for long, but . so
long as as its exists it should be respected and complied with whenever
possible. The wish to have naval
forces of their own, which may be of
real use in defending the empire,
should also be respected and furthered. Flotillas of torpedo boats and
their destroyers being likely to, be of
real use only in circumstances such
as are found in the waters of norths'
weBtcrn Europe should not be provided or maintained out of colonial
funds. Craft that would be .undoubtedly useful in war must be of a genuine seagoing and soakeeping character and tbey must have properly
trained and disciplined crews. If the
dominions and tiic commonwealth bei
tween them could provide a suitably'
manned fleet of cruisers they would
relieve the strain on the resources of I
the mother country. All the locnllz-i
cd flotillas that they could contrive,
to get together would not enable tho
mother country to dispense with the'
addition of even n single cruiser to
the navy. In time ns the relative
greatness of the dominions increased, the reinforcement of thc fleet
which they could furnish would nn
doubt be carried further, nnd their
share in the naval defence of the empire would take the form of battle
ships or     whatever   may represent
tucni in thc luturo.
"The number of ships to bo furnished would be settled alter the in-*!
vestigation of necessary standards of
naval strength and ot the means
avilablo for their provision. Thin
settled, tho number of officers and of
men would bo known. There is probably no reason why more than -one
of the great colonial portB should
not within a moderate space of time
contain a building establishment pap'
able of turning out cruisers of at
least the medium class. . . It is
certain that Canada can do today
what the United States, did 30 yea \s
earlier. Artisans might receive practical instruction by helping to ibuild
cruisers in tho mother country, so as
to be able, to build them in their own
states. There already exist in the
groat dependencies, establishments
fully equal to the repair of men-of-
war of considerable size. The expenditure on these and on tho work
done in them would bo within the li-
mitu of the contributing dominion.
"For each man-of-war that a commonwealth or a dominion may provide, a full crew properly constituted
as regards the various ranks and ratings must also be provided together
with a reasonable surplus ot hands to
keep up the complement. The training and discipline should be uniform
throughout tho whole navy of the
empire. So, too, must 'be the arma-'
ment and equipment. The material
should be rigorously standardized, its
parts admitting of interchange between one ship and another of tho
same class whether provided by the
mother country or the daughter
states. There should be similar capacity for interchange between members of the personnel. The employment of a ship no matter by which
part of the empire she may be provided should not be restricted permanently to any one area or locality. Each of thc daughter states providing thips -and crews should have a
training establishment carried .'.ut orl
lines identical with those followed in
like establishments ol the mother
country. The naval branch ot the
commonwealth or dominion ministry
should have its naval representative
in some department of the admiralty
at Whitehall where there would be
found a department to render special
assistance to the board in cases connected with colonial naval co-operation."
Admiral Bridge discusses othor details ot his scheme of co-operation.
The dominion, providing nnd paying
thc men would naturally have the
appointment of officers in their1 hands
and within reasonable limits their
promotion. The naval amalgamaJ
tion would bo something along tho
lines of the' forces of the old East
India company of the British army.
The question of pay, thc difference
between thnt necessary in different
sections of,tho empire would be met
by establishing an easily adjustable
scale and by the establishment ot an
adequate pension tund.
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soiled machines at reduced
prices to clear.
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Studio in Williams' Block.
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Airships Could
Set London Ablaze
T. G. Tullock in the current issue
ol the Nineteenth Century deals with
the Aerial Poril. He draws a lucid
picture of* London's unp'reparednesa
in the lace ol tho present and prospective progress In the science of
"Consider tho Thames from, say,
Hammersmith bridge down to below
Gravosond," ho writes. "Every, day
within the space of about fifty miles
lie, either in dock or stream, many
thousaud merchant vessels   of every
centrated on one pile of building
alone in an attempt to iBolato thc
fire. What would be the result if sayi
even only a dozen fires wero well j
started upwind at spots which
been specially selected from a> previous knowledge of their susceptibility to combustion, their eflect on thefj
subsequent spread of tbe fire, and by
reason of their position being such as
to hamper the concentration of fire
brigades whether afloat or ashore?
"Suppose, for the sake of example,
thero existed, on the banks of the
lower Thames, stores containing
many hundreds ot   thousands of gab
sort, size and description, from ocean* lonB of oil, and that an airship car-
tho I rvme a sma11 well-armed crew   descended upon this store In tbe   early
liners to 'dumb' barges,   whilst
river's banks aro honeycombed   wltt"^ J^ ^^;^-J^~2;
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Meat Market
Cor. First Ave. and Roberts Street.
wharves, docks, canals and basins,
round which aro grouped millions of
pounds' worth of factories, warehouses, stores, gasworks, oil stores,
etc.; and last, but certainly not
least, there is Woolwich Arsenal,
containing the Royal Gun and Carriage factories and. tbe Royal Laboratory, forming one of tho chief
sources of supply of war-like material for the empire. The latter department, alone is practically the only place In the United Kingdom
where the cartridges for our navy
are made up, without which our
Dreadnoughts are useless, Hard by
lies the Royal Torpedo Factorv, and
not far off are tho huge magazines
containing hundreds of tons of cordite and^ other warlike explosives.
And yet, with these millions of
pounds' worth of civil property and
vital supplies of warlike materials,
all of which are singularly susceptible to destruction by fire, there is
not one single fort or defensive work
from London to Gravesend except the
solitary antiquated Tilbury fort, ot
revered Elizabethan, memory. Tho
supposition is, of course, that the
forts at Shecrness and in the vicinity thereto would suffice to keep an
enemy's fleet out of the 'ihames.
suppose they came via the air in
their aerial machines, what then?
This whole fifty miles of concentrated essence of empire lies at the absolute mercy of even a single airship
or aerial machine which would plant
a dozen   incendiary missiles In   cer-
I the huge oil-containers, which stand
up usuallv well above ground, llko
gas-holders, v thus allowing the contents to flow into the Thames. A
single match does the rest, and there
we have, with a rising tide, a river
of flame from bank to bank (oil
spreads very quickly and burns, floating on top of water) surging up
through the commercial heart of
London, devouring everything that
comes in its path, ships, wharves,
warehouses, stores, etc. In a few
hours the most important part of
London is a furnace. Of what avail
then, even at the start, would bo the
fire brigade? Nothing could stop
such a fire, all caused by a party of
fearless, resolute men with the help
f of an airship and one match. The
brain reels at the thought of the
awful destruction which could thus
simply be brought about. There are
many other ways of attaining thc
same object which thc reader can
himself suggest, all rendered easy by
aerial machines.
"Think of the loss of human lives,
apart from the ruin of our commerce, which would ensue. It is difficult enough even now to get away
from London during a holiday time
when there nre crowds at a station;
but just imagine London ablaze and
ovcryouo trying to escape.
For the Holiday
White Underskirts,  95c,
$1.00, $1.25 to $2.85.
Black Underskirts, $1.35,
$1.50 to $3.50.
A few Blouses left, going
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Miss Urea's
J. A. Moore, of Seattle, who is at
tho head of the company which operates tho Irondale smelter at Iron-
dale, Wash., in a recent interview de
tain preselected spots.  I   shall  not
mention   such   spots,   but   I   would tailed    whnt   he had In view In res-
guarantee that give a   certain win *: ] pect to the Vancouver Island mines
B. B. WELLS, Proprietor
Hook, Express, Livery and Fend  Stable
and certain, incendiary missiles, I
could undertake to havo the whole
riverside, including ships, wharves,
warehouses, and the arsenal in a
blaze in a very short time.
"Once a certain number of selected
centres were alight at about the
same time, not all thc powers of the
London fire brigade, nor any number
of fire brigades, could deal with such
a conflagration, and with an Sisterly wind (which is just tho most favorable for an attack by airships coming from certain parts of the continent) and a rising tide, the smoke
and sparks and burning ships carried up the Thames would soon render the principle portion of London
untenable and eventually engulf lt in
the general holocaust.
"Any one who has been to a fairly
big fire well knows how practically
thc whole ot the available strength
of the fire 'brigade is sometimes con
cent rolled by hia company. He said:
"The iron and steel Industry, now
in its Infancy on thc Pacific coast,
will witness remarkable development
within the next few years. I look
forward to the period not far distant
when it will alraoBt exclusively supply the market west of the Rockies.
"Few people are aware that the
consumption of iron and steel on thc
Pacific coast now nmounts" to one
million tons a year, and tbis is increasing at tho rate ot 10 pcr cent
per annum. What other region on
earth can show such remarkable development? The only plant west ot
thc mountains devoted to iron manufacture is our plant at Irondale, on
Pugct-Sound, and whose, enlargement
is now ln progress. But this enlargement will not begin to supply
the   demand,    bo a further   enlarge
ment will be started in January next
when we will begin thc development
ot nur own mines in British Columbia'. Wo own at Quatsino Sound, on
the north end of Vancouver Island,
over two thousand acres of land,
comprising one of the biggest deposits of hematite or soft iron iu existence. Experts have already reported that they can be mined as a
veritable open quarry. At the outset we will employ between 75 and
nad|100 miners at the Quatsino property**,
whose rich ores wero discovered less
than five years ago.
"This mine will form tho principal
source of supply for our plant at
Irondale. British Columbia 13 endowed with quantities of iron in
the form of hematite or magnetite,
both of which will be utilized with
the growth ot the industry. The
Quatsino deposit of soft ore is estimated to contain anywhere from ten
to twenty million tons of ore. We,
however, are not looking only to the
trend of eventa in the next few
years, but are looking far ahead, imbued with this dominant motive we
have several experts at work seeking additional iron properties on
Vancouver Island and the mainland.;
The industry promises to be a great
factor in the growth of British Columbia.
"Tho plant at Irondale has one
;;iast furnace which has already turned out ten thousand tons of pig-
iron. The material was derived from
our hematite iron propertioB in
Skagit and Snohomish counties, Washington. It will be blended with the
Quatsino Sound ore, thus ensuring 8
steel that can not be surpassed elsewhere. Two additional open hearth
furnaces, and rolling mills for turning our bar and structural steel are
now under construction. They will
be in opeiation in October next, giving us a capacity of 50,000 tons per
annum. The new equipment will also
include a tube mill for the manufacture of gas and water pipes.
"But this is only a beginning as
we have drafted plans for installing
another furnace with a capacity of
250 tons daily as well as tbe additional rolling mill equipment to tako
caro of the pig-iron. Work on this
proposed second enlargement will be
under way in January and will occupy about nine months. This will
mean the investment of over a million dollars. By the timo thc plant
is in operation it will be treating
oros from British Columbia.
"Extensive as is this enlargement
tho total output will then only be
able to take care of tbe annual increase in iron and steel consumption
on the Pacific Coast. The total consumption, as I indicate, is now one
million tons a year, and by October
our plant will be able to cope with
one-twentieth of tho demand. This
should prove conclusively, that thc
Iron and steel industry out here has
a wonderful future, especially as we
have cheap water transportation and
an advantage of at least $15 per ton
ovcr our eastern competitors who
j now virtually monopolize the mar
Jeff a Believer in
Straight Punch
That Jim Jeffries firmly believes
Ills terrific straight punches will be
not only faster, but more   effective
for thc latter got a  wireless   every
time Mike started a   swing and  immediately sidestepped it.
"Cleary was a much surprised  man
than Jack Johnson's swings or upper] at Mitchell's phantom foot work and
First Avenue
Phone 62
Ladysmitli, B. C
Fresh Vegetables
Grown by While Labor
Green Onion's, Spinach,
Lettuce, Rhubarb.
'Experiments made by the officers
of an English railroad seem to demonstrate that a waterproof cement
may be mado from a mixture of cement and clay. Tho best results were
obtained with cement mixed with
clay in proportions of one ot clay to
seven of cement ln a 1.3 sand mortar. Blocks of this mortar over
eight Inches thick were impermeable.
Specimens six > inches thick containing the same materials, but mixed with a 5 per cent, alum solution
were also impermeable when subjected to a 40-pound water pressure.
cuts, is evident from the line/of dope
Jeff has been banding out ln the
While in Montreal about a week
ago the big fellow WaB cornered
where he could not sidestep, by a
newspaperman and made to go a few
rounds with,a pen. Here iB what the
ex-boiler maker thinks about the
comparative Btyles of old time and
modern day fighters.
"If the boxing game is ever to
keep the place it has held in the esteem of a great proportion ot tho
public for many years more science
must be introduced into it.     \
"There has been a wonderful change
in the style of fighting even during
the last few decades, ibnt it isn't the
slugger alone wbo wins fights these
"And it isn't the slugger alone
that the fight fans want to see.
"Ability to hit combined with the
knowledge when and how to hit 1b
what is required of .every boxer who
hopes to j/nake any mark in the ring.
"Just think of some of the old-
time fighters and see how what I
say has come about during tbe last
few years.
"Take John L. Sullivan. John L.
won because be was enormously
strong. He could slash his way
through his opponent's guard and
then come across with tbat terrific
wallop with the right and down and
out went the opponent.
"That was what happened in a
good many of Sullivan's fights.     _
But when he ran up against Corbett he was up against a different
proposition to what be bad encountered in most of his fights. Corbett
was a nimble fellow and John L.
couldn't get in one effective blow in
twenty-one rounds.
"What was Sullivan able to do
with Charlie Mitchell when they met
at Chantilly, France? Nothing. For
more than three hours Sullivan had
Mitchell, in the ring there and Mitchell was too clever for the heavy
swinging Sullivan. He simply avoided the big fellow until the latter
was so tired that he agreed to call
it a draw 	
''Among tbe little fellows ot today
take Jim Drlscoll, the game little
Welsh lighter. You didn't Bee Drlscoll do any wild swinging with Ybe
Attell, Leach Cross, Matty Baldwin
or any of those fellows. Not on
your life. The Welshman jabbed them
all silly with straight left, just like
Joe Coburn, Jim Dunne, Mike Donovan, Bob Farrell, Billy Madden and
many of the others of an earlier day.
"I believe a great deal in that
straight lead with the left that they
teach in the old country.
"Along with a good reach and a
perfect timing of the footwonk that
straight left lead has the leads of
the   crouchcrs  beaten  for   eflcctive-
stralght jabs, as I will be if I don't
get Mr. Johnson if wo ever mcet iu
a finish contest.
The regions of space beyond our
planet are filled with flying -fragments. Some meet the earth iu its
onward rush; others, having attained inconceivable velocity, overtake
and crash into tbe whirling sphere
with loud detonatIon| and ominous
glare, finding destruction in its molecular armor or perhaps ricocbetting
from it again Into tbe unknown.
Some come singly, vagrant fragments from the infinity of space;; others tall,in showers, like golden rain,
all constituting a bombardment appalling in its magnitude.
It has been estimated that every
12 hours the earth or its atmosphere
is struck by 400,000,000 missiles of
iron or stone, ranging from an ounce
up to tons ln weight. Every month
there rush upon the flying globe at
least 12,000,000,000 iron and stone
fragments, which,, with lurid accompaniment crash into the circumnam-
bicnt atmosphere.
Owing to the resistance ofiered by
the air few of these solid shots
strike the earth. They move out of
space with a possible velocity of 30
or 40 miles per second, and like
moths, plunge into tbe revolving
globe, lured to their destruction by
its f atal attraction. Thc moment
they enter our atmosphere they ignite and thc air is piled up and compressed ahead of them with inconceivable force, the resultant friction
producing an immediate rise in temperature and the shooting star, the
meteor ot popular parlance, is tho
■ *» PER WORD i V
Advertisements under
one. cent per word per
able in advance.
when the housewife visits our store and sees tho array of dolicacici fur tier
table that she can procure for suoh a small amount of money at one store,
Fresh canned fruits, vcgelales, and toothsome limns, bacon and everything in
fancy ami staple groceries at prices to suit the economical.
Scott's Building, First Avenue.
Lightning struck the army powder
magazine at Cracrow, Austrian Poland, 500 people being injured by thc
resulting explosion, The magazine
was situated near the railway station, and a crowd of people were
awaiting an incoming train when the
explosion occurred, killing several
soldiers outright and wrecking thc
build ingB In the vicinity. Several
thousand pounds of powder and 1500
projectiles were In thc magazine nt
the time.
NURSE BROWN iB prepared for Ma--
ternlty or general engagements. Ap>
ply at Mr. E. Wilson's Second avenue, between Roberts and Oatacre.
FOR RENT-Cbeap to Suitable Tenant—3 Bedrooms and Large L ving
Room and Pantry. Apply at 'telephone office.	
FOtJND-A Red Of Hie Dog. Owner
can have same by applying to
Frank Torest, Oatacre street, and
paring (or this advertlaamMt.
E. Panned'
• fence or a house, 11 so consult me
aa I can save you money on lumber.
Having purchased a low truck. I
am prepared to move furniture and
For any teaming consult
Special Excursions
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition
Round Trip Tickets will be issued to Victoria June 16,
return limit June 20th. July 4, return limit 7th, rate
D. P. A.
Ladysmith Waterworks
On and after this date
water consumers must not
sprinkle streets or roads.
The following rules will
govern gardens and lawns:
Below 3rd Avenue—In the
morning from 7 to 10 o'clock.
Above 3rd Avenue—In the
evening from 5 to 8 o'clock
Dated June 9th 1909.
J.J. Blond,
Superintendent of Waterworks
LOST — Between Roberts street,
Third avenue and High street,
book, entitled "Fun Doctor."
Please return to Mrs. Ewart, High
street.   $1.00 Reward. '
FOR SALE—Brown and White Rabbits. Fifty cuts each. SApply Mr*
John  Stew*.
FOR SALE—White Leghorn eggs lor
letting. Buff Leghorns and Black
Minorca). J2.50 a setting. Apply
Mrs. Laird.
FOR SALE—Express wagon ln perfect order and harness. Apply Arthur Howe, Chemainus.
FOR SALE—Four roomed house in
good locality ln Extension, B.
O.   Apply Ike Storey.
 -ml i 1
PIANO FOR SALE.-Upright Grand
Dominion Piano ln flrst class condition. In use only a short time.
Apply Mrs. Bernard, Union Brew-
ery, Ladysmith.       ■	
Corn Beef
Chicken and Veal at all times
A.  Ryan
("Jack Dempsey and Jack McAuliffe
knew how to lead straight. I met
McAuliffe the other evening in New
York, watching a couple ot young
swingers boating the air with their
" 'They're a couple of Willing
boyn,' I Bald to the former champion.
" 'Yes, very willing,' replied Mc-
Auliflo, 'very willing and very rotten. It's a shame that, somebody
don't teach the young boxers ot today how to spar. Why it either of
those chaps had come at me with
wild swings like that leaving him
self wide open, I'd have had his head
off inside two rounds."
"There they went round after
round the same ding-dong way, and
thc result was a draw.
"You remember Dempsey. He was
an artist. No man ever led to him
twice ln the same manner without
getting a return, and he never fought
one round like another.
"Sometimes he was aggressive and
then again he would play possum or.1
the defensive. Dempsey was a
straight puncher, and the blows he
started to deliver always got to the
point he aimed at, because he understood when and where to hit.
"I recall that fonr-round match between that great, little man George
Dixon and Billy Plimmer ln Madison
Square Garden, in the early i nineties.
Thc match was for points. PUmmen
was in the bantam weight class,
while Dixon was in the featherweights and consequently had about
ten pounds the bettor ln the matter
of avoirdupois, but the way Plimmer caught Dixon on the nose every
time George rushed ln with swings
surprised every man ln tho crowd./
"It was simply another case ot a
straight clean puncher against a
"Oharlcy Mitchell taught Mike
Oleary the same lesson when they
met at the American Institute hack
ln 1684.   Cleary was a   follower   of
Sullivan and belonged to the   same
.school   ot   fighting,   but the  latter[ R,.f-„v0« qurtn
'could hardly put a glow on Mitchell! »«*CCner »"Op.
WANTED-A girl to assist In light
housework. Apply Mrs. Mulhol-
land, First avenue, Ladysmith.
1    " «.
Dr. R. B. Dier
Surgeon Dentist
Hens for Sale
One Hundred Hens for
sale. Apply D. Davies,
Rancher,  near Ladysmith.
Leave orders at Robert's the ladysmith chronicle
Shoes   Shoes
This is the time of tlie year you tre very pirtieukr about your footwear, tnd
though we don't claim to suit sveryons, we seem to suit ths majority. Our
SHOE BUSINESS this season is larger than ever and our stock more complete.
We have SHOES fur evorbody.
Canvas Shoes
'. For the Ladies:
In White, at $1.80 and $1.75 a pair.   White, with tan
leather trimmings, at $2.25.   Pretty Urtty Shoes, (very new) at $1.75 a pair.
For the Girls:
White Canvas Shoes ind Slippers, from 90c a pair up.
For the Boys:
A good strong Strapped Canvas Shoe, heavy leather sole,
at $1.25 and $1.50 a pair.
White, Grey and Tan Canvas Shoes, from $1.25 to $2.00
For the Men:
t pair.   All Sizes,
See Our Children's Slippers.
Leave your order for preserving Strawberries
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Just Arrived
A nice Assortment of
Suit Cases
The very thing for persons
taking a trip to the fair.
We have them in Solid
Leather, Steel Frame, Canvas and Jap Matting, with
leather binding, all spring-
locks.   Prices from $2.25 up.
Also a nice line of trunks,
all prices with or without
W. E. Morrison
Por Holiday Goods
The Vancouver Island Cigar
Formerly Gold & Johnston, of Vic-
I torla, are introducing a   new brand
of Cigars to be known  as tbe
"V.  I."
Try Them.
Local and General
News Notes
Tea rooms tor ladies cr gentlc-
meu. Short order ar sandwiches
always ready at Hoop:.*'.f. *
i j mcet your friends and be right
at home, while in Victoria, stay at
the Rainier Hotel, George 3urggy
proprietor. > _
Finest Ice Cream in the city at
Hooper's, the most select f.iiVlcr
on the Island. Everything of the
best quality in Confectionery.        •
Bargain—Good Team, Wagon and
harness; everything in first-class condition. Weight 3000. For, further information apply to F. J. Dawley,
The ladies of the Presbyterian
church will give a Tawn social on
Wednesday ovenlng, June 23rd.
Strawberries and Ice cream will be
served and tbe band will be ln attendance. •
T.i meet your friends and be right
at home, while in Victoria, stay at
the Rainier Hotel, George 3u.*gy
proprietor. •
We have a large assortment of Men's Summer
Underwear and will be pleased to have you call
and inspect it.
B. V. D. ATHLETIC Underwear, short sleeves
and knee drawers at $1.50 a suit.
Penman's number 22, two thread BALBRIGGAN
Underwear at $1.25 a suit.
$1.25 a suit.
Other lines in plain and fancy Balbriggan at
$1.00 a suit.
Thtllp-tHati Mil's Wear Store
Pillows     Pillows s
We have more pillows than we ought to, at this •
season of the year.   So out they go •
Regular $1.50 for   $1 20;
Regular $1.25 for ;     95 J
Regular $1.00 for.:     75 J
Regular    .75 for	
Our Loss Is Your Gain.
Simon Leiser&Co.,Ltdi
I  1
We carry in stock the leading sizes f
$ suitable for Camping.
• ••••mii'mim • eoeeeuiMiiit
Complete Stock.
Our stock ;'s well assorted in all the "
leading lines suitable for these wa- J
I ters, etc.    We are offering special
ii values in Fishing Rods.
Ladysmith Hardware Co., ud.
A Handsome Premium of White and Gold Unaware
Will Be Found in Every Package of
ASK YOUIl GUOCJSU- He will tell yon about it and show you samples.
As for tlio:FLAKES—there is nothing finor manufactured anywhere.     They are
B. & K." goods and this is sudioieut to prove tho quality.
The Brackman-Ker Milling Co., Ltd.
sJsiB ■-     , —.J
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Local and General
News Notes
Confirmation services will be held
at the Catholic; Church next Sunday
evening by Bishop McDonald.
The rite of confirmation will be
conferred next Sunday morning at'
St. John's Mission Church by Bishop
Perrin. The class to be confirmed is
a large one.
Mrs. L. Mounce and Miss L.
Mouncc, matron of the Cumberland
hospital, passed through the city yesterday returning home from a visit
to Victoria and Vancouver.
Mr. Anstic, representing the Canadian-Fairbanks Co., Vancouver, had
been in the city for a few days looking over the plans and specifications
for the electric lighting plant.
Mr. Ralph Smith, M. P., was a
passenger on the morning train for
Victoria. This evening he will address a meeting of the Vancouver Island Development Association at
This evening at 6 o'clock Mr. A.
Cloke and Miss Effle Allsopp will he
united in marriage nt thc Methodist
Church by Rev. R. Wilkinson. Thc
reception will take place nt the home
of thc bride ut 5.30.
Mrs. R. Southwell, a respected re-^
sldent of Wellington, died nt her
home Inst Friday and was buried
yesterday. Deceased was the mother!
of five children, three sons and two;
daughters. The sons are living In
England, nnd the daughters arc Mrs.
Hawse and Mrs. Mcnlc.	
Now is the time to enjoy
yourself with one.
Knight's Book Store
Funeral of
Edward Armstrong
Last Sunday the body of Edward
Armstrong, who was killed on Wednesday by a fall of rock, was consigned to its last resting placo. Tho
funeral was one of the largest ever
"ion in Ladysmith,, and was under
the direction of the Knights of Pythias and the Druids, the deceased being a member of both orders. Sunday, being Decoration Day, members
of Harmony Lodge No. 6, I. O. O. F,
wero nlso present, Rev. R. Wilkinson
conducted the religious services and
Mr. Joseph Sanderson read tho Pythian burial ritual at the graveside
The pall-bearers were: Messrs, J.
Little, J. Bellis and T. Skllling, (K.
of P.'s) T. Conway, Jas. Parrot and
Jas. Christie (Druids).
Tbe following sent fl.oral tributes:
Globes— Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Armstrong, No. 4 Wellington Grove, U.
A. C. D., Mrs. I. Gould, The Maple
Leaf Circle, Mr. and Mrs. Peterson,
Messrs, J. and T. Gordon, Mrs. F.
W. Orcnves and family, Mr. and Mrs.
J. A. Bcliis.
Crescent— Mr. and Mrs. D. Gordon
Crosses—Simon Leiser & Co., Mr.
and Mrs. C. Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Ji
Wargo, Miss A. Pamphlet, Ellas and
Simpson Ball.
Wreaths— Mr. nnd Mrs. Cnrtwrlght
Mr. and Mrs. Davidson, Mr. nnd-Mm.
W. S. Brown, Ladysmith Lodge No.
2, K. of P., Mr. and Mrs. ThomnB
Gordon, Mr. and Mrs. James, Mr.
and Mrs. John Wright, jr., Mr. nnd
Mrs. J. E. Parrott, Mr. ond Mrs. T,
Gordon, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. S. Godfrey, Mr. B. Evans and family (Nanaimo), Mr. nnd Mrs. P. Malone, Mr.
and Mrs. J. Deeming, "Mr. and Mrs.
J. Glenn.
Bouquets—Mr, and Mrs. W. Ward,
Mr. nnd Mrs. J. Rodgers, Mr. and
Mrs. T. Conway, Misses J. and M.
Gordon, MIgs L. Gordon, Mr. and
Mrs. Androws, Mr.'nnd Mrs. Thomas,
Mr. and Mrs. Fielding, Mr. and Mrs.
Rafter, Mr. and Mrs. Bateman, Mr.
and Mrs. Ross, Mr. and Mrs. Bry-
don, Miss M, Jones, Miss B. Qonway,
W. O. T. U., Miss B. Brown, Mr.
and Mis. Jollle, Mr. and Mrs. J.
Little. Mr. and Mrs. J. Wright, Mr!
and Mrs. A. G. Robertson, Mr. and
Mrs. M. Dunsmuir, Mr. nnd Mrs.
Mulholland, Master Dickie Morgan,
Mr. nnd Mrs. J. Hutchinson, Mr.
nnd Mrs. T. Wilkinson, Mr. nnd Mrs,'
H. Dalles (Nanaimo), Mr. and Mrs.
Comley, Mr. and Mrs. Moore (Nanaimo), Miss McDowell, Mr. and Mrs.
Weaving, Miss Eleanor Weaving.
Superior Hard Enamel
Souvenir Goods: I have a large
assortment of Hemslcy'a oxtra fine
Hard Enamel Goods. These goods
aro only sold to tho Jewelery Trado
a lower grade being provided for tho
general  trade.
Call and inspect theso Souvenir
Goods. They are a work of art.
Souvenir Spoons, Belt Fins, Maple
Leaves,  Etc.,  Etc.
Our Watch repair work is ever Increasing, why? because when we ro-
i.alr a watch it ia done thoroughly,
you get satisfaction. Estimates given
in all work.
Rev, G. M. Ambrose went down to
Victoria last evening.


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