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 1 "      NOV 241908
Vol. I.
Ladysmith, B. C, Saturday, November 21,1905.
No. 29.
Churches Will
Reopen To-morrow
There appears to be some misunderstanding with regard to the conditions under which the churches ai'e
to open to-morrow. Someone has
construed the order to mean that before admission is granted the.applicant must present a certificate ot
vaccination or produce satisfactory
proofs that vaccination has taken
place. The clergy say that they have
agreed to urge upon their members
the desirability of vaccination,
which, of course, would sbarcely he
necessary if all present had already
been vaccinated. No doubt the inten.
tion was to secure the aid ot the
clergy in the campaign in favor of
vaccination, in which event the whole
question will be left to- the good
sense and honoi' of the church menv
ber and his spiritual adviser to ar-
rtnje satisfactorily. This will be
done without much difficulty, as the
members of thj Board of Health had
no intention or desire to act .unreasonably. The. arrangement is simply
a precautionary measure, though admittedly yague in its application.
Is Socialism an Enemy to Progress ?
The Passing of
An Old Timer
Last week the Empire stated that
Charfcs Haines of Naas river had
linen found dead in his home. The
purticulars of the last days of
Charles Haines tells the story ot a
man's fearlessness of crossing over
the divide that is never rccrosscd.
Haines was an old:eimer on the
Sl.i'cna and made liis home at Port
Essington, where for a number ot
ycais ho was manager ot the Cunningham sawmill, ile married an
Indten- woman, who bore him one
child—a son. A few years ago be
moved to Naas river," taking up land
at a point .about 15 miles above the
river. Ho did a little in the way ot
improving it; not much. About a
month aao his wife went to Port
Essington, leaving him and their hoy
, at home. Haines was not well at
the time and did not improve. He
had consumption; and an attack of
pneumonia hastened the end. He knew1
he was dying, and he told the boy,
who is seven years old,, a story. He
told him that he was going, to take
a long sleep; that his face' would be
very white; that he must not, disturb
him or be afraid; that he, as usual,
was to sleep in the bed alongside of
him, and that he must live on carrots for awhile. He passed away,
and for five days the boy lived on
carrots and for five nights slept
a'ondsidc his dead lather. Indians
passing! up the river called, and the
boy told them his story.—Prince.^Rut
pert Empire.
Is so-called Socialism an obstacle
in the way of human progress, is a
question that is often asked, and
rarely ever answered to the satisfaction of the interrogator. We are
living in ah age that has made great
progress in every branch ot industry.
Wages were never so high in the history ot the wo[ld; men enjoy more
ot the comforts and luxuries of life
than ever fell to the lot of any previous generation, yet the longing tor
change and the spirit ot discontent,
were never so manifest.
The whole tone of popular clamor
reveals the undying - assumption that
change is necessarily progress. Has
this reaching out for change been
reasonable? In Ladysmith there is
a gentleman who has not yet counted fifty years along the pathway of
life, yet he remembers the time <n
England when children of tender
years were permitted to work in
mines, and women, Became almost un-
sexed by taking a share ot the toil
that properly belonged to the male
sex. .He himself had to leave school
at nine years ot age, and the education he now possesses was obtained
by studying far into the night after
a hard day's toll. He remembers
the time when men went to work at
six o'clock, in the. morning and labored until 9 o'clock in the night. Today these things have changed. The
hours ot labor have been reduced,
and an education can be obtained by
the child of the poor man as well as
the child of the   man who is   more
fortunately provided with this world's
• » •
What brought about this change ?
Did it come in the ordinary course
of events,, or was it wrung from the
selfish taskmaster as the result ot
public opinion? If public opinion
brought about   the   desired change,
who was it moulded pu'brfic opinion?
• • •
It may be attributed to trades organization, the development of the
Socialist idea, or any other cause,
yet the fact remains that 'the change
has come about, and humanity has
benefitted by it. The educational
processes through which it was obtained were long and tedious, sometimes the methods were deserving
of harsh criticism, the leaders In
the movement were often discredited,
and were accused of self-aggrandlze>-
ment by their followers, but they
persisted, an dif in their agitation
they occasionally resorted to methods!
which brought down upon their
heads the condemnation of the more
peaceably disposed, who dare say today that the end did not justify the
• * *
What would be thought of the man
to-day who would advocate a return
to the conditions prevailing, fifty
years ago? Yet there were men fifty
years ago who- predicted that dire
disaster would result from any change
in .the then existing order ot affairs,
and strange as it may seem now
they were regarded as giving expression to a sane idea.
Twenty years ago, in this Province, the man who advocated the adoption ot the Henry George system
of taxation was regarded a Socialist and an enemy to the well-being ot
the community. The legislators of
those days considered Henry George
an idealist, a distutber of the peace,
an agitator, a Socialist and an anarchist. Yet to-day this Province of
British Columbia in its municipal and
provincial legislation has assimilated
more of Henry George's theories with
regard to the taxation of land values instead ot taxation of improvements than any Province in the Dominion or Commonwealth in the
United States. Henry George is no
longer regarded a disturber of the
peace or an anarchist, and the man
who would attempt to say that he
was only a dreamer, would find the
emphatic refutation of his assertion
in the universal acceptance of the
wisdom of the theories he advocated
in his writings and on the platform
during his useful lite. He contributed more than his share to the fund
of human progress. ^
• • •
There is a tendency to class every
man who gives voice to a new theory)
a dreamer. The lotus-eater Is content with existing conditions, never
realizing that there is no such a
thing as standing still. It we do
not go ahead, we must go back. The
engine will rust it left to stand on
the railroad track,   and it remains
It matters little if the leader Ve
affiliated with the Conservative party, the Liberal party, or an apostle
of the New Thought. The man who
leads must not complain if his motives bo misconstrued. He will be accused of journeying along an unknown path, of preferring to live in
the jungle rather than in well- cultivated fields. He will be regarded as
a man who has garnered tew harvestf
where be is, what he has reaped he
has eaten, without treasures in the
country he inhabits? dreams rather
than reasons, possessing a mind subject to the, influence of hallucinations,,
and not of the practical type calculated to lead men safely out of the
wilderness. When he is prepared to
go on uncomplainingly working out
the problems of life and convincing
the world that the ideal existence
has not yet been reached, the best
he can hope for is that when his la;
bors here are over a more appreciative generation may erect to his
memory a monument in their hearts
more enduring than marble. This, of
course, does not apply to the man
who is only actuated by selfish motives. Nor docs it include the theorist, who would change the existing
order of things without having anything to take their place,
and who rails at the heartlcssness ot
governments and yet refuses to take
advantage of his present opportunities to provide for the comfort and
convenience of his family, tor whose
Ladysmith Schools
Open Monday.
Pihool^ will je-opm on MonJ ,y »'■
tor a seven weeks' irili-rmisslin, and
it is earnestly hope I that all pupils
will lie present at 9:30 ia. m. Attention is called to the necessity of
each pupil having a written certificate or vaccination from the doctor,
as without it admission to school
must be refused.        *   .
High school pupils are specially requested to be ready for work, so as
to take advantage of the four weeks
still left of the term.
Wreck of the
Tug Owen.
with someone to lead the way along maintenance he is primariy respons-
the pathway of progress. ible.
Miss Margaret mc.vcBzie, of Extcn--  When the   Ladysmith   opera house
sion, returned home this week from a'rc-opi ns,  it is   understood    that it
It pays to advertise in The Chronicle. . Last Wednesday Mr. M. G.
O'Rrien announced in these columns
that he had been 'appointed agent tor
Moore's celebrated gasoline lighting
system, r.ni since that time he has
rcctived seven orders tor the installation of plants. The Moore system
requires no introduction. The business men who have installed it will
testify as to Its advantage,, both tronS
the brilliancy ot the light produced
and also from an economical point of
visit to Victoria and Vancouver. She
has been absent for six weeks.
Mr. Edgar Dewdney, former Lieutenant-Governor ot.British Columtw
is leaving next week for England,
where he intends spending some time,
Dr. Forbes, from Ontario, visited
Dr. Frost Thursday. The doctor
was a class mate ot Dr. Frost, and
has been recently to Europe, where
he received the degree of F. It. C.
S.   He will practice in the west.
So far as autward appearances go
tnere is no opposition to the proposed
by-law for the construction of
a sewerage system in Ladysmith.
The citizens generally are convinced
that there must be a modern system
of sewerage here sooner or later, and
the sooner the better.
will he with bne of the moving picture shows that have become.so popular- in all the larger cities.
What is the Citizens' League thinking about?. That organization has;
done a great deal for Ladysmith in
the past, and there is still work to
be done.. The meetings should begin at once.
The-many friends of Aid. Haworth
will be pleased to learn that he has
almost recovered, and will return next*
week from Victoria, where he has|
spent several weeks in the Royal
Jubilee Hospital.
Ladysmith will lie one of the busiest cities in British Columbia next
summer. Already a great number ot
citizens arc making arrangements for
building residences, and when the C.
P. K. property is placed on the mar
kct, many more houses will lie erect-
There is a good opening for a plas- \^ immediately,
terer in Ladysmith or Nanaimo. It is
A petition Is in circulation in
Cnrleton County, Ontario, in which
Sir Charles Hitthcrt Tuypcr is asked
to accept the representation of that
constituency in parliament in the
event of Mi'. R. L. Borden, deciding
jlo sit for Halifax. The seat, is perfectly sate for whoever the Conservative candidate may be.
strange .that with the number of
buildings going up in both cities,.it is;
necessary to send to Victoria 6* (Vancouver for a man when the time
comes to put on the plaster: Mayor
Nicholson had -to arrange for a plasterer in Vancouver to do the work
on the new schoolhouse he is -putting
up at East Oyster..
Mr.Harry Hughes went up to Nanaimo yesterday evening to attend a
joint meeting ot the two Masonic
lodges, Ashlar and Doric. MrHughe|
reports that about, one hundred attended the banquet given at the Windsor hotel, and touts,and responses
together with an excellent table,
made the evening pass away cheerfully; Mr. W. K. Houston, ot Victoria, Grand Master of the Grand
Lodge ot British Columbia, was present. Mr. Hughes is district deputy
Grand Master.
At an informal meeting of Conservatives held last Thursday evening at
Nanaimo; the matter of placing a
candidate in the field tor the Pro
vincial House was discussed, and it
is stated that the general belief was
that the election should not be permitted to go by default.
Ladysmith merchants are already
preparing for the Christmas trahe as
will be seen by our advertising columns: Mr. P. G; Noot, the jeweller,
is making special otters In the way
of holiday goods, and he otters two
valuable prizes. The conditions under which the'prizes'may be .won art
outlined in the advertisement. Mr
Robert (leer will also give a prize
to the one guessing closest' to the
number ot seeds in a large pumpkin,
and another prize to the one guessing the closest to the number ot seeds
in a small pumpkin;
In its last issue The Chronicle suggested that the announcement pi Mr.
R. L. Borden's retirement from the
leadership of the Conservative party
would be made before the close of
next session. This statement was
made on the authority: of an eastern
man who is in close touch with the
politicians and it may be taken as
authoritative. In a dispatch from
Kingston, (Int., the statement is
made that the Daily Standard of that
city comes out strongly, in the event
of the withdrawl of Mr .Borden, for
Sir James Whitney, as leader, with
Premier McBride, of British Colunw
bia as his associate.
The Chronicle has no more faith in
dual leadership of a party than it
has in dual management of a business concern. Sir James! Whitney is
a man' of ability, but in the matter
of.J'ial'ificattons for leadership, he
falls .short of Hon. Ricnard McBride.
The next leader of the Conservative
party must come from the west, and
fortunately the west is able to deliver the goods in the person af Mr.
Football Matches
There will be two football games
to-morrow, . the first between the
Good Templars and Moore's team in
the morning at 10:3ft tor an oyster
supper, and in the afi">noon a benefit;
match. The lineup for the first
match will be as follows:
Backs—Hindmarch and Dier.
Halves—Muir, llarrop, O'Connell.
Firwards— Akenhead, Greaves, Mi-
chic, Moore, Hughes.
Backs—Hitro and Fagan.
Halves—Davis,Pakin, Crosaan.
Forwards—Beauchamp,.    Lawieson,
Callander, Haworth, Morris.
In the afternoon match the following will be the line-up:
Backs—Morrison and Christian.
Halves—Grainger,  Strang,  Struth-
Forwards—McDowell, M^Guire, Adam, Crawford, Provins.
Backs—Crawford, O'Connell. ,
©Halves—Main, Lakin, Simpson,
Forwards — McMillan,  Sanderson,'
Cosier, O'Connell and Simpson.
Reserves—Dufty, McKinley, Wright
and Cloke.
The kick-off is fixed for 2:30 and
Mr. II. Fulton will act as, referee.
The residents of Duncan will petition the government (or a high
There is no truth in the report
that Eii Rowlands was called to
Ottawa to give his advice with regard to the disposal of the portfolio
of mines. Mr. Rowlands was merely
enjoying a well-earned vacation.
(Correspondence of The Chronicle.)
Tug Owen was wrecked and sank
at Cowicha'n Gap lighthouse on her
way • out from Ladysmith to Vancouver, with a scow ot coal, about
one mile outside ot the bell buoy.. It
seems that a hole got punched in her
tow. She at once began to fill with
water, and the captain let his coal
scow adrift, and made for the beach
at the lighthouse. In true seaman
style he remained at his post and
steered his vessel into shallow v/ater ..
—where she sank in twenty feet of §
water. The greatest cnedit should
be given the engineer and his assistant. Both stood below at their
posts until the water put out the .
fires. The mate--and his deck hand
and the cook got the boat clear -
away, and had every thing all ready
to leave the sinking boat. The tug
Burrard was away oft about one mity
distant, but the officers could not
hear the distress whistles of the
Owen so they continued their course,
but the lighthouse keeper, Mr. F. Allison, hailed a passing tug, the
Eagle, which lent assistance just as
the Owen careened over and sank. It
was a. good thing (or all that It was
not lOmiles further, in which event
the boat would have sunk in deep
water. On a careful examination at
low tide, it was discovered that it
would bo an easy matter to patch up
the hole and pump the wafer out.
Theboat will float at high tide. The
greatest credit is due the captain
and the crew. When the engine stop/
ped the deck was level with the water. Then the crew, with the aid of
a few otlicrs, towed her with the
small boat until she sank. The crew
saved nothing but the clothing they
had on, British pluck i undoubtedly
saved the men and boat.
A syndicate of Minnesota, Montana
and Oregon cattlemen have leased .a
tract of 10,440 acres of grazing
lands near Chilco lake ,flfty-ftvc miles
from the head of Butte inlet, several
hundred miles north of Vancouver. It
will pay the provincial government a
nominal rental of fifteen cents per
acre annually, with the option of
purchase at the end of twenty years
Stock-raising on an extensive scale
will be engaged in.
An old couple in Glasgow were in
a very depressed state owing to. dull
Thinking their son in America
would help them, they wrote, stating
their trouble, and that if he did not
help them they would have to go to
the poorhouse.
Three weeks passed and then came
a letter from their son, saying:.
"Dear. Mother and Father—Just
wait anither fbrtnicht an' I'll come
hame an' gang wi' ye. Your affectionate son."
Big Price
For Debentures.
In view of the fact that Ladysmith)
will in all probability be offering fifty thousand dollars' worth of debentures tor sale, the following from the
Vernon Okanagan may not prove uninteresting:
"It is most gratifying to Vernon tq
note the avidity with which our city,
debentures have been snapped up,
and that, too, at a price which has.
caused much larger cities to boast. It)
is worthy of note, too, that-th» debentures just disposed ot were bid
for and the offer accepted before the
by-laws recently assented to by the
people received their final reading. A
good offer has also been made for- thej
sewerage debentures and it is more
than likely that at the next conaeil
meeting the chairman of the FlnatAe:
Committee will be able to annomio*
that they, too, have been snapped tp
at a figure as favorable, if not num
so, than that bid   for the are Ugh*'-    ^
and fire alarm debentures,^
Do You Want a Home?
' ouses Por Sale, also Farm Land
Fire, Life, Accident,
Marine and Plate Glass
Wills, Mortgages,
Leases and Agreements
of every kind prepared.
Notary Public Conveyancer
Publish*! by CsrLy & Csriwit Udyimith, B. C, mry Wednesday and Ssturdey.
Adnrtiilnt R*tM on application.
■ Dr. G. A. B. Hall, M. P. P. for
Nelson, has taken up his residence in
Victoria, where he will practice Mb
profession in future. When Dr. Hall
was nominated for Nelson, there was
a rumor that he would remove to
the coast. This the doctor denied,
qualifying the denial with the asser-
tian that in the event of his leaving
Nelson.he would resign at once. As
he is a man of honor, no doubt lie
will now place his resignation in the
hands ot the speaker. This will
mean another election, and the Conservative candidate will, in all probability, be Robert Scott Lenuie, the
well-known Nelson barrister. Mr.
Lennie would teat any man brought
out in opposition to him, and he
would represent Nelson with credit
to himself and his constituents. He
has a large law practice, and has
been remarkably successful in the
practice of his profession. In all the
big law cases in the upper country
Mr. Lennie is on one side and S. S.
Taylor, K. C, on the other, and in
Mr. Lennie It is generally conceded
Mr. Taylor has found o, foeman worthy ot his steel.
A strange state ot affairs prevails
with regard to the sale of liquor at
Prince Rupert, the youngest city, on
the Pacific.    So tar no licenses   tor
the sale of liquor have been granted
there, and Prince Rupert is what is
known as a "dry town."   The appli-
catiemslfor licenses .were so numerous
that it was found difficult to deal
with them, and as a result not a license has    yet been granted.    This
has led to a belief that in the new
city the   experiment    ot running a
town on strictly temperance principles might be made and the leader
in the movement is John Houston,
the publisher of the Empire.     Mr.
Houston    has not   been a strictly
temperate man all his lite time, but
like many  others who have looked
upon the wine when it was red, 1b firmi
ly convinced that the world would
swing along all right if there were
no such a thing as whiskey sold. So
far as he is concerned there is nothing to be personally gained by the
fight he Is making at Prince Rupert,
so that    he may   be credited with
having the best motives in his present   policy.    The situation is this:
John Houston, a man who has mixed*
with  all  classes  and conditions   ot
men, and who has been a frontier
man for forty years or more, gives
it as his opinion that the prosperity
of a young town in no way depends
upon the sale of liquor, and he is now
putting forth   all   his   energies to
cany his opinions into effect. There
are hundreds   of men,   regarded as
temperance fanatics, who  could   aid
Mr.  Houston    In    carrying on this
fight for a temperance town, but are
they giving    him the   moral and financial aid necessary to carry  the
fight to a successful issue?   Now is
the time to assist In the fight   for
four weeks The Chronicle has been
besieged with callers complaining of
the manner in which the health regulations have leen carried out, and or
investigation dearly every, ftimor
when traced to its source has been
discovered to be without foundation.
It would be much better if men
would first, find out all the facts
connected with these rumors, before
they repeated them as actual occurrences. The tact of the matter is,
the recent visitation of smallpox
was dealt -with intelligently, and
while some slight errors may have
been committed, it is due to the efficient measures of protection that
were taken that Ladysmith instead
of having to deal with a hundred
patient, escaped with about a dozen
very mild cases. The very ones who
should have been foremost in the
fight to check the visitation, remained idle and contented themselves frith
throwing obstacles in the way ol
those who were running all the
risks and making what was really a
heroic effort to safeguard the health
of the citizens. Ot course this is
nearly always the case, the drones
realizing their own Incapacity are
envious of those who do not hesitate
to stand where the battle rages
I have the honor to introduce myself to the citizens of Ladysmith, Chemainus and Duncans as the Sole Agent for Moore'*
Gasoline Light Plant, which has the distinction of being the
oheapest and most brilliant light on the face of the mighty Universe. This is rather a sweeping statement to make, but It la
capable of proof right here in Ladysmith. Should our lights be
installed in any store, shop of ony kind, or private dwelling house,
and proven not to reach the guaranteed standard, the money shall
be returned to the customer.      °
Ladies and Gentlemen,—lam here to stay with you and ate
that my light gives satisfaction.   Now is the time to install.
.Call around to 3. E. Smith's shop on Roberts street and look in
the window, where the world's most famous lights are installed.
Yours respectfully,
The following telegram was sent to,
the son ot the late Sir Henri Joly
liy Hon. Richard McBride:
E. G. Jo'y de Lotbiniere,    The Esplanade, Quebec.
On behalf of the people of British
Columbia let me express to you and
other members of your family deepest sympathy in the loss you. have
sustained by the death of Sir Henri
Joly de Lothbiniere. As a wise administrator, public-spirited and kind-
hearted, always striving to advance
the best interests of people and
country, he earned the respect and
admiration of the whole province.
For myself, I would add. that :I
mourn the, loss of a dear friend, and
wish particularly to express the deep
regret of my colleagues in the government- amf myself.
To the above the following reply
was received:
Quebec, Que., Nov; 17, 1908.
Hon. Richard McBride, Victoria, B. C.
Kindly convey to the people o\
British Columbia my heartfelt thanks
as well is those of the family, for
i.-eir touching message ot sympathy.
It lias come as a great comfort in
our distress. Accept for yourself and
colleagues my grateful thanks.
a. o. ross
Merchant Tailor
Always in stock a full line of Woollens and Worsteds.
Fit and Workmanship guaranteed.
first Avenue Ladysmith
General confidence in the early construction has been established and is
already, reflected in the Improved demand for land in acreage and town
lots. It is anticipated that early,,in
January will see a start made at
actual grading of the line from the
western end.
It is an,adage which long antedates the gospel of the strenuous
life that it is better to wear oui
than to rust out; and even in the
care of the brain, according to evidence lately developed in a lawsuit
In England, rusting out is quicker
The addiction of farmers to paresis,
and of farmers' wives, to insanity, is
largely due to mental stagnation.
The brain, like any other organ requires an abundant supply ot blood,
and this is to be had by pretty constant thinking. It is well known
tl.Ut brain-wotkers as ;a class are
long lived. One of the leading English'
specialists-testified that, in his opinion, a normal brain should never
be permitted to be unemployed except during sleep, and that most people sleep more than is good for llicnn
He strongly recommended IM.it every
o.u should have a hobby, and in his
spare moments pursue it seriously
and ardently, as if for the time, it
were the one real interest in life
There are interesting and profitable
specialties related to every trade,
and, lacking these, one should lend
his mind to whatever attracts it,
from chess to the cosmic theory  of
the universe.
Preparing to
Build Railway
The recklessness with which some
men will repeat street rumors without first making investigation as to
their authencity is, to say the least,
d<]ploral(le.; If ; newspapers would
print half of the complaints that are
made to the editors.every week, they
would be defending libel stilts most
of the time.   For the past three or
Sir Victor Horsley, the well-
known English physician, who visited Toronto at the time of the meeting ot the British Medical Association,and gave a strong address during his stay there in favor of* total
abstinehce,has been letting his voice
be heart) on a similar line whenever
opportunity has occurred. Recently
at the meeting ot the Norfolk United
Council he asked the question, it
there was any such thing as moderate drinking, and himself answered It
with a decided negative. The so-
called moderate drinker was a drug-
taker, and every time he took e
drink he was really, taking a sleeping draught. The nation spent, he
said,Jnearly one-hundred and eighty
million pounds annually on sleeping
draughts. This is surely strong talk
from one of the leading physicians ot
the Empire.
Alheini, Nov. 17.—Recent develop-
men's t;ud to show the determination of the C. P. R. Co. to proceed
at an oarly date with the construction o( the western section of the
E. & N. extension from Wellington
to, Alburn!.. Arrangements have been
mid" to at unco take up the options,
secured a year ftp), but which hitherto have no' '.- n acted upon, on
the portion. laud belonging to
private individuals required by the
rigk* of way. Two survey parties
will tie started in a few days to do
some final Revision work on the
mountain section, while offices for
the accommodation of the permanent
sta!l are in course of erection.
A meek-looking little man with a
large pasteboard box climbed on the
car. As he did so he bumped slightly info a sleepy, corpulent passenger
with a self-satisfied; look and two 11M
tie dabs of sidewhiskers. As the
car rounded a curve the tox rubbed
against him again and he growled
"This isi no freight car, is it?"
"Nope," returned the meek little
chap with the box, "and when you
come right down to it, it ain't any
cattle car either, is if"
Stop to think-what sort of a Mattress are. you sleeping on.
Plenty of them art made to look well and wear out quick.
Ta make double sure ot a good night's slceu
See that your Mattress is made ot rlean, wholesome material.    ,
See that your Mattress bears the registered trade mark, "Restmore"
Ybu cannot afford to he without one.
Every Popular Furniture Dealer sells them.
At the remarkable low price cf $12.00.
Always in stock at
G. Peterson, Furniture Store
Box 173
Phone 43
A lecturer was touring, through the
country recently and delivered on address before an audience in a country schoolhouse.
In the course of his remarks he reviewed the agricultural prospects ot
tho country, and as an illustration
told a story ol a poor farmer who
had died, leaving his wite the farm
heavily, mortgaged. He said that
the widow set to work with a will
and succeeded upon one year's wheat
crop in paying off the entire mortgage.
Vthenhe had completed his lecture,
the gentleman shook hands and greeted the members of his audience. One
middle liigeil man 'finally approached
him thoughtfully and began:
"I say, mister, you told a story
'bout the widow raising a mortgage
on one year's crop?"
"Yes, my friend, that was a true
story. It happened only two years
"Well, sir, could you tell me who
that widow is? She's just the kind
of woman I've been looking tor all
the time."
Sewing Machine
Exercise Economy in buying a machine, for saving money is the same
as earning it. THE WHITE SEWING MACHINE is sold right in
Ladysmith, and when you buy it is
not a case of dealing with an agent
who is here to-day and away tomorrow.
Here are some prices submitted for
THE ROTARY-A $75 machine,
with Bit drawers, In order to introduce it, we will sell it for $69
on time, or ?5ft cash.
THE NO. 85-An eleggntly constructed machine, 6 drawers; price
$65. In order to introduce it we
will sell it for $55 on time, or 145
NO. 25 WHITE—Four drawers and
an elegant piece ot furniture. This
is a 145 machine, but we are prepared to sell for $35 cash.
Investigate the White before buying. The White is guaranteed for
ten years.
Complete Commercial Course—Isaac
Pitman Shorthand, Bookkeeping
Touch Typewriting, Commercial .Correspondence, Penmanship.
Six Months Course, $80—$10 pet
High School and Matriculation subjects also by correspondence.
For further particulars write Mr.
W. W. Suttil, Certificated Shorthand
Teacher, Government Certificate, etc.
Arrangements made for. boarders
with supervision of Home Lessons.
HHbert Undertaking
Pnnerol Directors and
Ladysmith    Phone 142
For Meats
Geo. Roberts'
Meat Market
Cor. First Ave. and Roberts Street.
Has Moved to Hooper's
old stand in Stevens
E. Pannell
Meats and Vegetables
Light and heavy teaming.
Furniture and piano moving
a specialty.
Nicholson & Weaving
Telephone 1.
We have received our Fall
Woollens andean make you
up a Suit on shortest notice.
D. J. Matheson
Dr. R. B. Dier
Surgeon Dentist
Livery, feed and Sole
First Avenue.
Phone 61.
Fins Stationeiyjobacco, Etc.
Notice is heteby given thftt ill Churches,
Lodges, Schools ud public gatherings will
Easy terms to suit all.
Machines repaired and Cleaned.
Needles, Oils and parts can be had
by sending a post cud to
A. C. PALMER, Agent.
Hughes' late stand on First Ave.
Fall Clearing
„______ In order to clear off this
bt permitted on and after list. Nor. ~»«j summer's  StOCk Of Wall P&
upon *U parties wishing to attend the suras'   '"*
producing a certificate of sueoeesful vaooi-
Ladysmith Board of Health
D. Niohouom, Chairmen.
A. 0. Frost, M. D., Health OCoer.
Ladysmith, B. 0.17th. Nor., 1.08.
per I will dispose of this season's patterns at a greatly
reduced rate.
J. E. SMITH,   (mm strut
.     I SlU T. J. Trapp. Go's
Cilikfitii Wiiiis
Durinf the season we hare sold e Urge number
of weions. Implements end lotting trucks.
Eysrythlng carries a guarantee
Mil. Stmt
James Duncan
Suits cleaned and pressed.
Alterations made.
Charges moderate.
mots nun uiTMiri
IP Wall Paper
Going at Half Price
yet not a single roll that is ugly or inartistic. No matter how modest your pooket-
boolt Is these prices will suit,
Just attired a full line of 1000 paper also
a (all assortment of picture moulding, at
the Star Point shop
High Street.
A. Maxwell Muir, C. E.
1208 Government StreetX
A pat ent in Colney Hatch once
slyly remarked to the present writer
that it was astonishing to find how
many lunatics there were in the
world outside the asylums! It will
probably be equally astonishing to
most people to discover how many
persons there are outside the {asylums who ai'e subject to pronounced
We know from Foster's life ol
Dickens that that great novelist habitually saw all the creatures of his
immagination as if they were real
beings, and that he even heard them
speak, says tlfc Humanitarian Magazine. Sometimes the illusion was so
strong that after it was finished the
imaginary persons remained and visited with him for several days and
refused to be dismissed. Mr. Taine
in his work "De PIntelligence" mentions a very curious case of this
kind. "One of the most exact and
lucid of novelists," he says, "wtyen
imaginatively working out the poisoning of one of his characters, has so
vivid a gustatory sensation of, arsenic that he was attacked by, a violent
fit of indigestion."
, The leading case of non-Insane hallucination is the account related to
the Royal Society of Berlin by the
celebrated bookseller Nicolai poncern.
ing some experiences of his own. At
a time when his nervous system' was
slightly overstrained, in consequence
of some anxiety and emotional disturbance, he one day seemed to perceive the figure of a corpse about ten
yards distant from him.
Next day the corpse disappeared,
but was replaced 'tyy a number of living figures, some being likenesses ot
friends whom he recognized, hut most
of them being strangers. These figures appeared to him as clear and
distinct as life, in company or in solitude, by day f«s well as at night,
at home as well as abroad. He was
perfectly aware that all the time
time they were mere phantoms, and
he adopted what he thought proper
measures for getting rid of them.
After remaining, with him for about
four weeks in silence the figures began to talk, and he distinctly heard
them speak, sometimes to one another and sometimes to himself. But
one day, after the application ol
leeches to his head all the figures
completely disappeared and be never
after had any repetition of the uncanny experience.
A patient of Dr. Maudsley was so
annoyed by voices which he heard
continually addressing unpleasant remarks to him that he bought a musical |>ox In order to circumvent them.
He used to wind this up and place it
under his pillow every night when he
wer.t to bed, but unfortunately as
soon as the instrument ran down the
voices were heai'J again, and they
would even sometimes wake him up
' after he had fallen asleep. Another
very distressing hallucination was
described to Dr. Elam in a perfectly
calm and sensible manner by a lady
who consulted him. She frequently
saw objectionable persons standing
not far oft making faces at her and
sometimes throwing stones. She
knew quite well that it was not real,
but the sensation was so strong that
she was occasionally obliged to go
to her mirror .before she could assure
herself that her head was not wound-*
ed. This proved to be a merely transitory condition, due to a depressed
state of the system, and. it passed
away without assuming any more
serious aspect,
Many persons who have auditory
hallucinations never have visual
ones, and vice versa, hut they some-
v, times occur ill combination. Dr. Ab-
ercombie records a very queer case.
A clergyman 58 years ol age, who
bad been accustomed to rather high
living, was one day seized with Vertigo and vomiting, and tor several
days afterwards complained that hc|
* perpetually, heard tunes In his head,
most distinctly played, and in accurate succession. At the same time he
experienced va rare and remarkable
erection ot vision, seeing all objects
Inverted, as a photographer does In
a camera. Bon vivant clergymen
however, clergymen may be relieved
to learn that after a short time the
unwelcome;music ceased and external
obiects resumed their normal position.
An incipient form of hallucination
shows itself in the practise common
enough among children, and familiarly known as "seeing faces in the
fire." Dr. Abercombie, with perhaps
an excess of caution, thinks the indulgence of this practice, as well as
of the habit of day dreaming, or
building castles in the air, to be distinctly dangerous. He says it sometimes leads to on unshakeable belief
in the real existence of. the visions,
and quotes, as a case in point, an
instance known to him of a man
who very much wished to' be appointed to a certain office; then in day
day dreams, imagined that he had
been appointed, and, at last, could
not be persuaded that he had not
been appointed, although the office
in the meantime had never become
\ 'cant.
Dr. Wigan, too, in his "Duality of
the Mind," warns' portrait painters
against cultivating a similar faculty.
He cites the case ot William Blake,
who began by painting portraits from
a single sitting of each subject, during which time he looked at the model attentively for half an hour and
made an occasional sketch on the
canvas. He then passed on to the
next person, and* when he wished to
continue the first portrait he took
the subject into his mind and mentally placed htm In the sitter's chair.
He could then, it appears, see the
person as distinctly as if he were
really there. He would suspend his
painting to examine the pose, etc.,
and, as he said, "Every time ,1 cast
my eye on the chair I see the man."
This abnormal exercise, we are told,
inevitably led up to the "visions"
which became so celebrated and resulted in poor Blake's confinement
for thirty years in Bethlehem Asylum.
Sir Isaac Newton, however, experimented in this way with the solar
spectrum, and Goethe with the forms
ot flowers, without any evil result.
But perhaps the most striking instance ot this kind ot voluntary hallucination is that recorded by an intimate friend of the actor Talma.
Langlois states that the, great tra-
gediun told him that whenever he entered upon the stage he was accus-
tomedby force bf will to make his
brilliant audience disappear and to
substitute 4or them a house full ot
skeletons. The emotion Which these
ghastly creatures ot his own imagination excited served, he declared to
give additional force to his impersonation.
sible,. the hair should have the benefit of the cheapest and plcasantest of
all applications. Girls who live in
the country, tfnd spend hours sit of
doors without hat or bonnet arc doing tho very best they can for Hie
cherelure by this practice, but tl.r.y
must not, on that account, tail to
protect their heads when the nun is
very hot;
For brushing the hair use a brush
that will penetrate and so brush the
skin of the head, thus stimulating it
and imptoving the growth of tho
A good plan when the hair is
scanty is to rub the head well with
a rough towel till the skin is in a
Some people lose their hair, or at
least render it scanty, by dragging
it so tightly into ways that nature
has ordained it cannot go.
Do not pin up the hair tightly;
always keep at tension; the sap cannot circulate any more than the
branches of a tree could flourish .when*
strained, and tortured.
Always use good hairpins; those
are at all rough destroy the hair.
As with the complexion, whether
the hair is beautiful or the reverse,
greatly depends upon the way we
treat it.
A woman's "crown ot glory" should
never be neglected and the more we
have, the greater the need of care
in its treatment. *
A great deal of tinie must be spent
by a woman with a luxuriant head
of hair in brushing and washing it.
Many people think that it weakens the hair to wash it constantly,
but fair hair needs washing often,
and it does not hurt that or any
other kind if properly done. It must
also be thoroughly dried, and it
practicable, after the hair is well
rinsed, it is a good plan to dry it In
the sun.
Sunshine has a most beneficial effect! upon the hair and as well as
upon the general health. It is necessary to remind our matters that
the bud is a powerful agent in 'm
parting color. The difference between the aide ol an apple, or cherry
that has never hung towards the sun,,
from the sido which ho#..«e»S) .haded
by the' leavea oust ba*» |«n noticed by everybody? ^flower* that grow
in the swi produce more brilliant
bltssomi^kan those that are shut
up in roams with only pale reflections ot light, the same principle
applies to the hair and whenever pos-
Short Stories.
At an eastern hotel a western man
had left his family, which had accompanied him to the city, in their
rooms so that they had become un-
easyabout him. At last he returned
to the rooms, and to the anxious inquiry ot his wife, "Where in tho
world have you been so long?" he
responded, calmly:
'I've just been in the cuspidore,
walking pro and con."
In making a sharp turn, the rear
end of a streetcar struck an express
wagon laden ' with jugs ot whiskey.
Nearly all of the jugs were precipitated to the pavement, with tho natural disastrous result. The driver
of the wagon alighted, and, pointing
at) the pile of demolished canheny
ware, said to a bystander, "That's
hell, ain't it?"
The spectator, who happened to be
a minister, replied, "Well, my friend,
I don't know that I would say that,
but It's at least the abode of departed spirits."
A By-Law to authorize the borrow,
ing ot the sum of 150,000 upon the security of Sewer Rates and Sewer
Rentals, with the Guarantee ot the
City of Ladysmith.
Whereas it is expedient to Install
a sewerage system -within the City
of Ladysmith, British Columbia;
And whereas it is intended to borrow the sum of 150,000 upon the security ot 'the sewer rates and sewer
rentals which shall be imposed, levied
and collectable on the sewers installed in the said sewerage system hy
the Corporation ot the City ot Ladysmith (either by way of Irontagc
rents or taxes and sewer connections
rental or as (he case may be) according) to the ten'or of a by-law or
by-laws to be pas.wd for that purpose by the said Corporation after
the due pjassage of the within contained By-law;
And whereas it is proposed to give
the guarantee ol the Corporation ol
tho saidl City lor securing the sum' of
money intended to be borrowed;
And whereas tho amount ot said
sewer rates and sower rentals as
aforesaid which will be imposed,
levied and collectable alter the installation ol the said sewerago system, is estimated at (4,800;
And whereas the said amount of
money Intended to be borrowed pursuant to this By-law, will be primarily charged and secured upon tho
sewer rentals and sewer rates to be
assessed and levied callectabte annually under the authority! of a Bylaw or By-laws to be passed as
And whereas the computed amount
to be collected annually as aforesaid from, the sewer rentals and sewer rates to pay the Interest at o
per centum per annum upon the said
sum ol 150,000 is 13,000 and the amount required to be set aside annually to bear Interest at 8 per centum
per annum to repay tho said sum ot
(50,000 in 35 years is estimated at
$1371.40 and It is estimated that
there will not be any deficiency;
And whereas it la proposed to borrow the said sum ot $50,000 upon
debentures as hereinafter appearing;
Therefore the Municipal Council ot
the Corporation ol the City ol Ladysmith enacts as follows;
Do You Want a
Diamond Ring?
The one who makes the closest guess of the number of
beans in the vase in our window, will receive a valuable gold
watch. Every purchaser of $1 worth of goods entitled to
one guess.
Do You Want a
Diamond Ring?
If so, make a purchase at our store,
and you will have an opportunity of
winning a valuable diamond ring.
Every purchaser of $1 worth of goods
entitled to one draw.
See Our Stock ot
These goods are all hand painted,
and are of the best quality now on the
market. They were traveller's samples
and will be sold at a very low priee.
Select Christmas Presents Now
Any Article Will Be Laid Aside till Christmas.
P.G.NOOT, jx£rd
Almost the toughest thing in the whole ol creation is a "pinto" Broncho when lie ism fighting Irumrf
Now his hide is just as tough as he it, and the Part above his hips  is the very toughest and most pliable
-It is the "shell." : ■ ■■}   C
That is the part used to make the famous "Pinto" Shell Cordovicn Mitts and Gloves.
Wind, rain, tear, rip, scorch and boil-proof—almost wear proof.
•    ; I
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Made or-ly by
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1. The moneys raised under this
By-law shall be expended in the construction of sewers and tor the purposes generally mentioned in this Bylaw, and for no other purposes;
2. It shall be lawful for the Mayor
of the Corporation of the City tt
Ladysmith to borrow on the security,
primal ily, ot the said sower rates
nnd sewer rentals to be imposed,
levied and collectable by a By-law or
By-laws to be passed as aforesaid
(and by cither or any ol the ways
as aforesaid or by any of the ways
mentioned in the   Municipal Clauses
said debentures being of the amount
of not less than $1,000, currency,
and all such debentures shall bo sealed with the seal of the said Corporation and signed by the Mayor thereof and countersigned by the City
4. The debentures shall bear date
of the day after the, Anal passing of
this By-law, and shall he payable in
25 ycai's from the said date at the
office of the Corporation of the said
City of Ladysmith .(or at such other
place as may be designated thereon)
and shall   have    attached to them
Act) and by way ot guarantee upon coupons for the payment of interest
the credit of the said Corporation
by. way ol, the debentures hereinafter
mentioned, from any person or persons, or body or bodies] corporate,
who may be willing to advance the
same as a, loan, a sum of money not
exceeding in the whole the sum ot
$50,000, currency, and to cause all
suth sums so raised or received to
be paid into the hands of the Treasurer (or person acting as such), tor the
said Corporation lor the purpose, and
with the object hereinbefore referred
(o. The .said debentures shall contain the guarantee of the said City, ot
Ladysmith, in the following terms,
or as near thereto as may be: "The
" payment of the principal moneys
" and interest thereon under this de-
" benture at the respective dates
" when the same fall due under -the
" terms of this debenture, is hereby
" guaranteed by the Corporation of
" the City ot Ladysmith."
3. It shall be lawful for the said
Mayor to cause any number of debentures to bo made, executed and
issued for such sums as may be required, not exceeding however, the
sum of $50,000, currency, each ot the
and the signatures to the interest
coupons may he either written,
stamped, printed or.lithographed.
5. The said debentures shall hear
interest at the rate ot C per centum
per annum from the date thereof,
payable halt-yearly on the last day
ot June and December in each and
every year until the redemption ol
the said deVntures at the office ot
tho clerk of the Municipal Corporation ol the said City ot Ladysmith
or at such other place as may be expressed in the debenture or coupon.
6. It shall be lawful for the Mayor
of tho said Corporation to dispose of
the said debentures at a rate below
par, and to the Treasurer to pay
out of the sums so raised by the
sale of the said debentures all expenses connected with the preparation and lithographing of tho debentures and coupons or any discount
or commission or other charges Incidental to the sale of the said debentures.
1. So much of the moneys collected
for and received by the City Treasurer under the provisions ot the By-
lqw or   By-laws to be paseed alter
the passage of this By-law as aforementioned as shall be sufficient to provide tho annual interest on the moneys borrowed on the security ot the
said debentures and the annual sinking fund for the payment of the principal moneys due upon the said debentures shall, immediately on receipt thereof, be set aside by the said
City Treasurer and placed by him to
a separate account with the bankers
of the Corporation of the City of Ladysmith, and thereout shall be paid
the coupons or interest upon the
said debentures or borrowed moneys
us the same shall from time to time:,:
tall due, and the moneys to provide
the said annual sinking fund shall be
placed on deposit and with the interest
thereon shall be allowed to accumulate, and thereout shall be paid the
principal moneys borrowed, as the
said debentures shall from time to
time become due.
8. This By-law shall, before the final passing thereof, receive the assent of tho Electors of tho said Corporation, in the manner provided for
in the Municipal Clauses Act, and
shall take effect on the day after '
the final passing thereof.
9. This By-law may not be altered
or repealed, save with ,the consent ol
the Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council.
10. This By-law shall be cited as
"The Sewers By-law, 1908."
Passed the Municipal Council the
leth dayi ot Nov., 1908.
Take notice that the above is a
true copy nl the proposed By-law
upon which the vote of the Municl.
pality will bo taken at the City
Hall, Ladysmith, on Saturday, 28th
November, 1908, at 9 a. m. .
About what kind of
Shoes you want
next try
For comfort, style
and durability they
are unequalled.
Blair & Adam,
Meals 20 Cents and Up.
Best 25 Cent Meal in Victoria for 20 Cents. Patronize
White Labor by eating here. Special atteniion given to
tourist s and visitors, who are cordially welcome. We
keep the Celebrated Grand Duke Cigar.
Heating Stoves
Our Stock is now complete including
Coal and Wood Heaters and Coal Grates
Inspection invited and prices guaranteed as low as srny
on the market.
Ladysmith Hardware Company
imall ranch, 10 acres of
god fruit land midway between Ladysmith and Che-
Apply at
C. Gardner's Grocery
Wood for Sale.
Splendid mill wood for sale at
Ladysmith Lumber yard, at a low
price.   Apply to
Yon can lift a plnte^froma red liot stove
without burning your bands.
The) greatest household devieo ever
Agent for Ladysmith, Esplanade.
E. Wynu, the wclnl known soccer
player, will take up bis residence in
Nanaimo. Mr. Wynne is a good play?
ci' and will make a valuable addition
tothe Nanaimo football team.
Local and General.
Mr. J. Coburu, of Nanaimo, was in,
the city to-day.
Miss Barbara Jackson this moi'n-
ing went down to Victoria where she
will reside in future.
Sir Wilfrid Lauricr celebrated
'bis sixty-seventh yesterday, and received congratulations from all over
Mr. Richard Burdc, of the Alberni
Pioneer News, passed up from Victoria on the noon train yesterday on
his return home, lie is firmly of
the belief that the construction ol
the E. & N. Extension will start in
about two months' time. All movements of the C, P. K. officials who
have teen visiting Alberni recently
point to that.
Post Cards of Ladysmith
Knight's Book Store
1st Ave.     Ladysmith
New Stock of
Wall Paper
The chief commissfanor of land
and works has been busy during the
paslwcck settling tho <kt;\i'- ut the
specifications for the strait improvements to Priico Rupert, contracts
for the construction of which, are
bein?, called for. In the neighborhood of a quarter of a million is to
be spcot in Prince Rupert in laying
sewers and planking streets.
Mr. I. Mutter, having been requcsto
ed by a number of thef ratepayers, has
decided, to be a candidate for" tho
reeveship of North Cowichan at the
next municipal election. Mr. Mutter
has served one term in the council,
having been elected by a large majority in the Sonicnos ward at the
last election, and his friends fell
sure that bis chances for election are
ot the brightest.
Capt. Tatlow made a speech in
England in which he spoke of tl'"
agricultural capabilities of the owcr
Frasor valley and the eastern part ol,
Vancouver Island. This has led tho
I.it»»l.t|H .ipostiMcrcury to rcinaij
that it is doubtful "if their attractions will at present compete with
those of the Canadian ^Northwest."
The two areas are not rivals in any
sense of the word. One of them is the
complement of   the other.—Colonist.
Something is being done this week
in the wa. of clearing up back
yards, but the work has only begun.
.iujj. Oavin wen. 'own to Victoria
Wednesday evening, and will visit
with friends and relatives there for
a c luplc of weeks.
It is less than a month since the
Dominioo general clectiln and the
people are already preparing for another election. It speaks well for theV
interest taken in municipal politics
Ln this province, that the people are
already discussing the available men
for aldermanic boards. Other questions havo" been, agitating the m nds
of the ratepayers of Ladysmith, but
no doubt the municipal election pot
will begin to toil within a wce'it or
Tho Nanaimo Herald is authority
for the statement that some changes
will soon be made along the railway
between Ladysmith and. Nanaimo. At
Brenlon's the wagon road has been
extended along the left hand side, of
the railway about a mile nearer to
Ladysmith. This will obviate three
bad crossings of tho Extension line
on the present wagon road.
The Slocan Mining Review has issued a special numbci' to advertise
the resources of the Slocan. It is
profusely illustrated, well written,
and should result in advantage to, the.
district in which it is published.
Amongst other things it contains a
clever article from the pen ot R. T.
Lowcry.the Bret Harte of British
Columbia, describing the struggles of
the early Kootenay press. Altogether
the special number of tho Mining. Review is an interesting production.
In Ladysmith, Monday, Nov. 16th,
to the wife of Mr. P. Conti, a son.
Morning, 11a. m.; evening, 7 p. m.;
Sabbath school, 2:30 p. m. Evening
subject: "The Man who Had Knowledge but Lacked Courage." A hearty invitation Is' extended to all.
The Young   Men's Club meets tonight in the Methodist Church at 7
p. hi.   All members are urged to attend.
R. WILKINSON, President.
Come in and See
Our New Pit Boot
Geo. H. Cavin
Have   you seen   those two pump
kins in our window?
Do you think you can   guess how
many seeds there are in each?
We are going to give « prize qf *10
worth of groceries to the one gues
sing the nearest number of seeds in
the large   one,  and $5 to the one
guessing the nearest number in the
small one.
Every, dollar spent with us Irom
Saturday,   November    21, on until
New Yearns Eve entitles you to a
You might win both prizes if you
'  are a good guesser.
Scott's Building, First Avenue.
Cooked Ham a Specialty
Simon Leiser^ Co., Ltd;
The Big Store


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