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Array THE
Issued Every Wednesday and Saturday.
Ladysmith, B. C, Wednesday, July 25, 1909.
No. 99.
Short Meeting of
the City Council
It took the council less than one
hour to get through with the business
betore it at tho meeting last mou-
day evening.
There we*e  .present: Major Nlchol-
son, Aid. Roberts, Brown, Pier, McKinnell and Matheson.
"Tho minute'B of the previous meet:
ing i were read and approved.,
Tne following communications were
From the Canadian Fairbanks Co.,
Vancouver, explaining the qualities ol
their road-making plants.
The communication was read and
From Mr. John Stewart on behalt
of Mr. S. Mcintosh, Victoria, Who
claimed that.- the new sidewalk on
the Esplanade had deprived him oi
street convenience..
The mayor stated that he had conversed With Mr. Mcintosh on the
subject and the latter had put forth
•o Objection to the, sidewalk, but was
rather disposed to have his building
On motion oi the council his worship will interview Mr. Mcintosh.
Mr. .John Stewart wrote the council with regard to Mr. D. R. Harris' bill for surveying tbo hospital
This communication came up again
under the head thc head of presentation of accounts.
Accounts aggregating $1,827.43 were
presented and referred to the flnanco
The biU of Mr. Harris of $70.40 tor
surveying the hospital site was considered excessive and was referred to
that gentleman for reconsideration.
Aid. Matheson's by-law regulating
wiling for electric light was finally
The electrical engineer referred to
the license fee of $25. He wanted to
know it all dealers in supplies would
le charged tbat fee.
.Aid. Dier thought it would he
strange if a general dealer would be
prohibited from selling supplies.
His worship was not altogether
c'.ear on that point, but the aldermen finally arrived at the conclusion
that tho license would only be necessary for those who engaged in making connections, etc.
Mr. John Tha was granted permission to proceed with bis building.
It was pointed out tbat several ei-
tltens bad been fined for violating
the building by-law, and that they
bad not yet asked for ths necessary
permission to build.
The city clerk was instructed to
notity them of the omission.
Aid. Roberts wanted to know when
the cement walk on Roberts street
would be commenced. It appeared
there was unnecessary delay in this
Tbe mayor said he understood thc
contractor was waiting tor material,
and the city clerk was instructed to
notify Mr. Macdonald that tho contract was ready for signature, so
further delay would be unnecessary...
The council adjourned at 8 o'clock.
High School
Entrance Examination
The timo set for the deposit of the
money was between ten o'clooi last
night and two o'clock this morning.
Soviral men were posted at the designated places, and false parcels
vjW| iplaced in the hiding places by
lhe*recipierits ol tho letters, but no
attempt was mado by the Black
Hand gang to claim the bounty. The entrance results are uow
Not a member ot the big colony of Eight pupils from tho Ladysmith
Italian miners is working today. Ev- school have gained tbe necessary ccr-
cryone in the town is armed, and thO ttficatc of qualification for admission
Italian people are out to assist the to the High Schools of the province,
police in protecting tho lives of the On close perusal of the results, it
threatened men. Three hundred Ana will be found the Ladysmith sclool
fifty armed Italians held a meeting' stands abreast cl similar centres anil
this afternoon and discussed the sit
uation.   The   police   force   is being .the progress   in school matters'has
doubled by the swearing in of specials. Several Italians are under sus1-
plcion, and are bejng-closely watched.
Any attempt, to leave the city will
result in their Immediate arreBt.
Local and General
News Notes
Mr.  John   W. Coburn
Nanaimo this morning.
Aid. Oeorge Haworth was not feeling quite so well today.
Rev. Father Nicolaye is down at
Victoria taking part in tho retreat.
Mr. Robert McMillan Buffered a
painful injiiryto his ankle whlld working in the mine this week. It will bo
some days before he "resumes work.
II you want to sccuro a ploco ot
enamelware given away with ono tin
of Art Baking Powder at R. Gear'B
grocery store, call at onco. Only a
few pieces left.
considering our short life as a   city
been decidedly rapid. This, too,, in
the face of the repeated closing, ot
school.        j
The eight candidates, whose names
appear in another column, are out ot
a class of about twelve, i possibly under, who stood reasonable fighting
chances of success. The'others who
wrote did so chiefly wth the idea of
educating themselves to the requirements. Ihese are, with several exceptions, young pupils, who will formv
tbe nucleus of a good class for another year. In following out this
policy thc welfare of thc school has
ocen placed before the personal repu
tation of   the stall or - any membet Jars annually.
thereof—the nunLcr of: passes year iii"
and year out being made thc chief
aim. "        '.
During his term of service alone,
retiring Principal Hunter bas had a
record of thirty-three certificates, issued to pupils of Division I. It goes
without saying that progress has
been earned by persistent effort on
tlio part of tho teaching staff and
co-operation on the part of the ap
predating parents and it continued
progresB 1b to bo maintained and
better results secured the citizens
must grapple with question kb lt In
—the one most vitally important to
tho fnture welfare of tfto city, and
one comprehensive perhaps only tq
trond and unprejudiced minds.
The Black Hand
al Michel
The following despatch is from Fernie and tells ol.,an alarming state ot
affairs In thnt district: Michel, one
ol the larger coal mining towns ol
tlie Crow's Nest district, is an armed'
camp today, nmong Its foreign population especially, because ol the . activity of tbe Black Hand society,
Oreat excitement has prevailed since
Sunday, when five leaden amongst
the foreign miners, and business men
were threatened with Instant death
by the Black Hand unless they paid
$200 each.
In the threatening letters received
places lor tht deposit ot the money
wore detonated, one of tbem being
alongside a large rock, which Is a
land mark, at the rear ol tho Romari
Catholic church; Last night the
threatened men turned over the letters to. the police, and Provincial
Constable Stevenson and Bulger Im-
The committee of tho hospital mot
last night and transacted routlno
business. The subscriptions'., were
discussed, and an effort will be made
to get more from various sources.
Many of tho lacrosse enthusiasts
were greatly concerned in the result
of the -match last Saturday when
Vancouver almost put New Westminster out ot businesss. A groat number profess the belief that the team
of the. Royal City haB seen its best
During tho past week there have
been an unusual number of visitors
in tho city, and many ol them have
been ovor tho land recently cleared
by thc E; ft N. 'company. Quite a
low have expressed a determination
to return and engage ln fruit-growing on a small scale.
Tho members of tho Tyee Gun club
who visited (InUrioln, Island last Hun
day speak ln the highest terms ot
the hospitality of the people there
nnd particularly tho ladles wboi did so
much to make tho day's outing enjoyable. There wcre several shoots
in* all of which the Ladysmith marksmen took part. The visitors arrived,
home at 10.30 ln the opening.
A lacrosse tournament lor tha chanv*
plonshlp ot the world, to take place
at the stadium ol tho Alaska-Yukon-
Taclflc Exposition some time in August, Is being planned by Major Wm.
Tnglls, director ot uthletlcu nt the
lair. -Alter some correspondence, Ma;'
jor Inglln la In receipt of letters (rom
the manager ol the New Westminster
team, champions ol tho world, and
trom the manager ol the Calgary
team, champions of Alberta. These
teams are all anxious to play and
only wait satisfactory arrangements
to agree to come. iV'ancouvor Will nl
so be Invited to play In the tournament, The games will be played on
the regular stadium. field ol the ex
position. This field was made for i
baseball and loothall field, but with
slight alteration will do as woll lor
lacrosse. There Is the small matter
of Installing goals and changing the
lines, and that la alt that is neeefr
British Columbia Has
Great Resources
The Government of British Colum-
Lia 1ms Issued an instructive and interesting pamphlet which is being dlo-
tribuccd"" at tho A.-Y.-P. Exposition
at Seattle. In the concise and striking manner some of thc facts concerning thq resources and products of
the province are set forth, the following extracts being taken from the
British Columbia's trade has increased by over nineteen million dollars in four years.
British Columbia mines have
duced over three hundred million
British   Columbia's fisheries,
hundred   and   fourteen   million
British olumbia forests produce
over twelve million dollars annually.
British Columbia has millions of
acres of paper-making material undeveloped.,
British Columbia farms and orchards produce over seven million dol-
liall as to the matter ot allowing a
temporary right of way across the
E. & N. bridge pending an order
from the railway commission,' tbe
city bas formally communicated with
the company rela'tivc to thc tempor
ary arrangement. Mr. Marpole bas
informed the city that tbo company
will regard with favor some temporary agreement whereby the public
may UBe the bridge for foot passenger traffic but such agreement shall
in no wise prejudice the company's
status, before thc railway commission. The latter body is expected to
arrive on the coaet some time next
month. Tho city's claim to be allowed to use the bridge for traffic,
subject to the railway company's user of the right of way, will then be
argued.—Victoria Colonist.
Meeting of Pacific
Coast League
Benies Jurisdiction of
County Court ludge
In the session of the- County Court
today the cose of Mrs. Hutcheson
against the city came up for bearing,'.
Ibis Is an action for nurse's wages
during the smallpox epidemic. On ac-
coun of the summons being Issued
from the County Court of Nanaimo
and scaled with the seal of the County Court of Ladysinltn, thc defendant's solicitor, Mr. V. B. Harrison,
-held that a judge ol tho County
Court of Nanaimo had no jurisdiction over the County Court of Ladysmith. His Honor Judge Harrison
susta'ned the objection. The snme
ruling applied to the case ot Myles
Robinson for ejectment.
An Interesting wedding took placc
at Numlmo last Mondny morning,
when John O'Connell, ot this city,
was united ln marriage to Miss.Mar■
garet Culllgnn, of Nanaimo. Tho
ceremony was performed, in tho Catholic Church by Rev. Father Heynen.
The bride was attended by Miss Katie Dunbar, and the groom wns supported by his brother. Alter tho ceremony n wedding brcaklast waB
served nt tho homo ot tho bride's
parents, and friends of the contracting parties to tho number of 40 or
moro sat down at thc table. Alter
breakfast Mr. and MrB. O'Connell
lelt for. Victoria nnd More returning
will visit tho Sound cities. They
wcro tho recipients ot many useful
presents, and the groom presented
the bride with la handsome gold
bracelet. Tho best raau also presented the bridesmaid with a gold
bracelet. On their return Irom their
honeymoon Mr. und Mrs. O'Connell
will reside in Ladysmith.'
A big banquet waB tendered Hon.
Wm. Pugsley at Nanaimo last night.
Sixty-olght guests wore present and
speeches wcre delivered by Hon. W
Pugsloy, Mr. Ralph Smith, M. P.,
Mayor Hodgson ol Nanaimo, Mr,
John W. Coburn and others. Among
those who attended trom Ladysmith
wcreMayor Nicholson, Messrs. John
Stewart, Ell Rowlands, W, Q. Fras-
British Columbia coal deposits are
the most extensive in the world.
Thc Kootenay coal ■■nlds alone art-
capable of yielding ten million tons
of coal a year for seven thousand
years.     &.
British Columbia has immense deposits of iron ore awaiting development.
. British Columbia's area of stand
ing timber is tho largest and most
compact in America.
British Columbia , ffau oven ten
million acres ot wheat lands,
British Columbia produces over two
million-~poundB.pt butter, nununlly.
and imports over four million
British Columbia ImportB ovcr two
million dollars' worth of cggB nnd
poultry annually.
British Columbia shipped ovcr six
thousand tons of fruit in 1908, nnd
tttupcirtcd fruit to thc value ot two
hundred thousand dollars.
British   Columbia Offers:
To thc capitalist—Tho most profit-
ablo field for -investment in the
known world.
To the manulacturer—A great
wealth of raw materials. Unsurpassed shipping facilities. Rapidly increasing markets at home; and ln the
new provinces of Saskatchewan am.'
Alberta, Mexico, Australia and
To   the   lumberman—Millions
acres   of   the   finest timber in
world.     An   ever-increasing   demand
tor lumber at home and. abroad.
To the fisherman— Inexhaustible
quantities ot salmon, halibut, cod
herring and other fish.
To the fruit grower—Many thousands of acres of land producing all
tho harder fruits, as well as peaches,
grapes, apricots, melons, nuts, etc,
To the dairyman—Splendid pasture
and high prices (or 'butter, milk and
To the poultryman— A cash, home
market tor poultry and oggs nt big
To the farmer—Large profits from
mixed farming and vegetable growing.
To tho miner—Three hundred thousand square miles of unprospeoted mineral-hearing country.
To the worklngmnn-Fnlr wages
and a   reasonable working day.
To tho sportsman—An infinite variety ot game antmuls, big and small
game fishes and birds.
To the tourist—M.-^iillicnt Bccnory,
gocd hotels, well equipped trains,
palatini Ktcaniiililps.
To everybody—A houlthlul climate,
inspiring surroundings, golden oppor
tunltlcs In alt walks uf life, jusr, law i
(woll administered), it complete modern education system—lice, undenominational primary and high
schools; all tbo conveniences of clvi.
iized life, health, pence, contentment
and happiness.
Mr. J. W. Eno, manager of tbe Ladysmith football team, returned last
evening , trom attending the meeting
of the Pacific Coast football League,
which took place in the Seattle Athletic club building last Sunday.
There was a large attendance, among
those present being Messrs. Beaney
and Locksley, of Victoria, Scott ot
Vancouver, Barrett, of Seattle, and
John W. Eno, Ladysmith. Nanaimc' ley'
failed to have a representative present.
Con Jones, president, occupied the
chair, and William Etl.a, acted as sec
Tin re was a letter read Irom thc
secretary of tho CaPaornin Btati
League, extending an invitation to
ihe Pacific Coast League to send a
team to thc Portola festival, which
will be held in October. A guarantee of $500 for travelling expenses is
made, and the visiting team will be
tho guests ot tho festival for a-week.
Only thrco games are played at the
Portola festival, and thc league guar-
tces $250 tor three moro gamcB.
Tho invitation was accepted nnd
the Pacific Coast League will send
sixteen men. Each team in thc
League will be reuresentcd by nt
least one player. A committee, composed ot Locksley, Victoria, Barrett
of Seattle, Ellis of Vancouver, Hart,
of Nanaimo and Eno of Ladysmith
were, appointed to pick the team.
Tho committee will meet in Seattle
in September during the football
tournament. *
The matter of making arrangements for the tournament come
Baseball Match to Be
Played To-morrow
On account of the lacrosse match
tomorrow evening, a change will
have to be made in the time for the
match between the "Professionals"
and the "Morchants." It is understood that the match will take, place!
at 2.30, and it now looks ns if it
would be one well worth witnessing
on its merits. Thc "Professionals"1
will prpbablo play thc same team
that won glory last Thursday oven- ,
ing,, but there will be some slight
change in the "Merchants" line-up.
The latter claim that they now know)
the weak points ot their opponents
and that the advantage of this
knowledge will be apparent as tbe
game progresses*. The proceeds will
go to the hospital, and it is to be
hoped that the, patronage will be generous.
Tho following is the line-up for the
Catcher— C. D. McKay.
Pitcher— J. Ryan.
1st baser J. Kemper.
2nd base— J. A. Knight.
3rd base— O. Cavin.
Shortstop— C. Main.
Left field— O. H. Jeffs.
Centre fleld-| H. Hnghes.
Left field— J*. Oilman,
Reserves— D.  Johnson, H. Thorn-
Keep In mind tho Burns Club will
hold their plcuic on Saturduy, July
31st. The sports committee have arranged the following list ot prizes:
Girls under 7 yearB, a tco set; second prize, a  doll.
Boys under 7 years, n bcautltdl
mouth organ; second, prize, a mouth
OirlB under 9 yours, silver thistle
brooch; second prize, a silver thistle
Boys under 9 years, a little penknife; Bccond, a beautiful silver pen-
GirlE„under 11 years, a little trinket safe; second, a silver-mounted
perfume bottle.
Boys under 11 years, carved silver
pencil; second, pair of silver cuff
Girls under 13 years, a set ot gold
beauty pins;; second, a pair of gold
beauty pins.
Boys, under 1" years, a silver double albert; second, a silver-mounted
pocket comb.
The next event is a race tor the
UP misses over thirteen years, first 1*1.0
Tlio raffle tor the hnmmcrless gun
will tako place at tho Grand hotel
next Saturday evening at. 7.30.
Since the visit of R. Marpole, president ot the K. ft N. railway and J.
K. McMullln, solicitor of the cora-
pnny, both ol whom were in the city
for consideration. It was eventually L nobbly little bottle ot perfume;
decided that the proceeds ot the second, another nice bottle ot per-
games up to the amount ot expenses [UBl4.
would be divided equally between the
competing teams. The surplus, il
any, will be handed over to the w-
Y.-P. exposition, the latter to provide gold medals and a cup for competition. Each player will be provided with entrance tickets to tbe
grounds for a week. >
The playing season hns been
changed. In future tt will start
March 1 and   conclude May 24th.
Tho probabilities are that there
will le several new teams In the
league. Westminster and Westham
Island have signified their intention
of Joining, and It is quite likely Tacoma will also join.
The meeting altogether wits a good
one, and plainly evidenced that   the
Bojys over 13 years and under sixteen tor a place kick, first prize, a
gold-mounted pocket pen; second, a
beautiful pocket compass. For children of members only.
A livc-a-side football tournament
confined to members of Ladysmith
Burns club, first prize, five beautiful
rubbered shaving brushes.
Tickets can be obtained alter 7
o'c ock on Friday evening, Irom
Messrs. P. McKenzle, Neil Brydcn,
and Robt. Marshall.
intcrrst In tootball
thc Pacific- Coast.
Lacrosse seems to be flourishing
these days, lt tho number of enthusl-
iists who turn out to practice can be
A scheme Is on toot to hold
"professional Olympic gumcu"
London at the latter end ol September. It will be 11 the thing goes
through the greatest assembly ol
runners, cyclists, wrestlers and In x-
ors ever hold in tho world. Tho promoter has oflered $50,000 lor thcStai
dium at Shepherd's Bush lor one
week as rental. The programme in.
eludes a boxing bout between Bam
McVey and either Johnson or Ket.
chel and a wrestling match between
Gotch and Hackenlchmldt. -Ket'hel
Is, however, matched to meet Lar.*
ford ar Ely, Nev., tor « $20,000
guarantee on September. (. It ts
hardly likely that Gotch will cross
the ocean to meet hit old focmnn,
so that these two event* can hardly
Is   growing    on taken   ior   anything.   Fresh   players
aro   turning   out   every night.  Tho
—— ! North   Ward   team   ot Victoria aro
a nnxioUB to havo a gnme with the Hi-
in anl stlcMiandlors end no doubt one
can be arranged.
On Thursday night the Extension
Giants and tho Ladysmith team meet1
lor the first timo in thc scries of
games for thc Frost Cup nnd thc ln-
tcr-cltychamplonshlp. It goes without Baying that the gamo will bo a
tost one and some! good lacrosse may1,
be seen, as both teams have been
practicing lor the meeting.
A number of the younger
hoys of the town have been
taking an active Interest in the gnme,
so the management are thinking ol
organizing, a junior team. This is a
wise move on the part ol the managers as it is trom the junior .teams
that the senior players come and lacrosse is a tame that needi to   be THE LADYSMITH CHRONICLE
Will purchase a first class 5 roomed house with
good garden and in choice portion of the city.
Notary Public Conveyancer
Head Office •  •  Toronto
CAPITAL $10,000,000: REST $6,800,000
Bonk Money Orders
V> and under         - 3 cents
Ov.r $5 and not exceeding 110, 6 "
"   |IO      "      "           $30, 10 "
'■   J30      "      "           *50, 15 "
ThSM orders are payable at par at any office in
Cnfda ot a Chartered Bank, except in th. Yukon
and at th. principal banking point, in th. United
They ur nefotiabl. at $4:90 to the £ atniine; in
Great Brittin and Ireland. They form an excellent nuttl od of remitting- small aunta of money
with eafit»and at small coat and may ba obtained without d.lay at any office of the Bank.
make   purchases In markets ot   gold
LADYSMITH BRANCH   L. M. d. On. Manager
PubUahed by Carley & Carley at La-
dyemitb, B. C, every Wednesday and Saturday.
$1.50 a Yaar !■ Advance. 2Sc Per Month
Advertising Rates on application.
Editorial Comment.
the crossing ot tho English Channel in an airship has at last been
accomplished, and to lions. Bieriot,
c. Frenchman, the credit is due. While
proud of bis achievement, Mons.
Bieriot does not intend to repeat thc
experiment, trom which it may be interred that he is convinced that the
journey is not.free trom great peril.
Nevertheless wonderful progress bas
been made in the last decade in aer
ial navigation. Thirteen years ago
in California there were many rumors ol successful nir flights. There
were some who professed that they
had seen white-winged air ships passing over cities and towns, and alto-
gether excitement ran very high
Then the scientists took a stand
against airships, and argued that
such a thing as air navigation was
scientifically impossible. That was
only thirteen years ago, ond today
the scientists must contest! that they
reasoned trom false premises, for
a'.r'al navigation is now nn accomplished fact.
If the Victoria PoBt would devote
as much space to.the boosting at its
town as it does to showing how superior are the methods ot the people
of England to these of Canada^ It
might be giving something in return
for the support it receives from the
business men of. tbe Capital City.
Tho ColoniBt tells us all about New
Bruriswicv, the Times extols the virtues, of the Scotch and the l'o*t
wastes columns ot its -valuable spnee
in telling the public how the editor
once upon a time rubbed his shoulders against some notable ot England. The newspaper situation at
Victoria is simply nauseating, i
Local and General
News Notes
All members of the baseball club
are requested to attend a special
meeting of the club in T. Lewis' barter shop Thursday evening gt 7.30,p.
John E; Hooper, during* a recent
visit to the Okanagan country, located a thirty-toot seam ot coal ot
the lignite variety, most suitable for
domestic purposes. It is close to
transportation and can be easily extracted. He Is organizing, a syndicate to take it up nnd develop it.
The firBt development will bo by
means of diamond drills.
Last week two gentlemen from Alberta visited Cowichan Gap lighthouse looking for fruit land. Mr. Allison took them down to Retreat
Cove, where they selected a very
fine piece of land, two lots of 160
acres each, one tract belonging to
Mr. I. Shaw and the other to a Victoria man. The price paid is not
known, but it is understood to have
teen pretty high.
Pat Burns, the Calgary meat king,
The programme or entertainment
thnt lias been arranged In connection
with tho .fair is the most varied that*
Secretary Smart has *yet succeeded
in compiling. An airship will make
n flight every afternoon. It will sail
o*.er the grounds, circle about the
city, and returning make a descent
a few feet from the spot at which it
started. Thon there will bo tho Ave
days' horse racing. Inasmuch as thc
track has been in use aU summer,
and duping that time has boen kept
in the best condition and, as the .Sliest thoroughbreds of thc northwest
have been entered, that, there will bo
some classy sport there is no doubt.
'I ho regular events will. be enlivened
by the presence of College Maid, tho
remarkable riderless pacer, who
starts without guidance, races half a
rnijc in splendid time, stops herself
ot the Bound of the gong and then
makes her obeisance to the astonished throng. A horse show, in
which will bo seen some of the best
oqiiines of the const, a fire fight, on'
a scale so closely approaching the
real thing as to make a spectacle
most thrilling; a naval battle \por-
traying thc historic Battle ot Alexandria, in which eight or nine vessels of war will be seen belching
forth fire and ball as they draw together in conflict, and numerous other features, will give the reader    a
seems to   strike luck in everything, j general idea of what has been   pre-
Ladysmith is tho most progressive
city in the West. At the present
time in the city there is being installed an electric lighting plant, a
system of sewers nre being laid, and
in a few weeks construction will bo-
gin cn*a $15,000 hospital. That is
the' reason why the citizens ot Ladysmitli are not running around atter
politicians asking for charity. We ard
shaping *our own destiny without assistance from any Eburce.'
The Victorians aro highly elated
over the visit ot Br. Pugsley. The
Minister of Public Works bas promised the Victoria people everything
they asked, but It may be some time
veforc these promises are fulfilled.
*Ie practically ownB the First
Thought gold mine near Orient,
Wash., which in four years' production lias netted a profit of $1,500,-
000. For the fiscal year just closed,
dividends wero $500,000. The ore iB
shipped to the Trail smelter, where
7,000 tons in June averag'od $31 a
ton. The working of this mine* bas
been kept as much a secret as pus
There will be a 12-yard quolting
handicap at the Portland hotel on
Saturday,   August   7,    at   C p. m.
First prize, $10.00; second, $5.00; ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
third, box Grand Bukc cigars. All mc/y reach Victoria during tbe fair
entries free. Pins to bo level with' nt a minimum of oxpense negotiate clay and closest quoit to centre tlonB arc underway with tho dlflerent
of  pin   to    count.   All quoiters   t.) railways looking to thc inauguration
pared to afford the visitors enjoyment. *'
Tbe display ot fruit promises to lie
exceptionally line for Vancouver Island British Columbia generally has
mado marked advances in that industry during the past twelvemonth;
tho same may be said of all farm
produce, while stock also will be' the
tost ever, the aristocracy af Canada
from the most easterly points being
foregathered to enrry ofi tbo band-
Bomo prizes that have- been oflered by
the   B.   C. Agricultural   Association
In crder thnt the people ot interior   Island   nnd   Mainland districts
pitch their own style. All entries
must be ln by the 3rd ot August, sc,
the committee can fix the handicaps.
Send names to Portland. Hotel Committee.! H. Ellis, Wm. Anderson,, Andrew Robertson, Reibt. Barclay.
A   ninoteen   year   old   boy named
Galloway was taken from Edmonton
elf .reduced transportation rates.
There is every reason to believe that
these overtures will be successful.
However a definite announcement will
bo made later.
"It happened in a little town up
in the North-West, the lust time I
wr.B up there," remnrked Arthur Cun-
to Brandon   nsylum last week.     Ho| nlngham,    of   the   Tivoli.""A lady
Speaking at Gloucester, Mass., a
tew days ago, John Hays Hammond
proclaimed that there was every reason to look for a largely increased
gold production,   not only   in   tto^ ,„,, tlmt   Mvera, 0, our players
(To the Editor). .
Sir,—In your report of the baseball
match played last Thursday lt is
evident that you did not gather thc
news at first hand, since your remarks were highlv erroneous, and even thc score as given in your column*
did not represent the result of tbe
game. Try and be there next Thursday to represent by your presence the
journalistic profession. The gentleman who blocked the ball and in other ways interfered with thc game,
though a prominent tonsorlal "artist" Is not claimed by the protes-
sionals. It is strongly' suspected that
the home run scored hy Mr. Mains
was due to the tact that Towser (Mr.
Wilkinson's dog) swallowed the ball.
Mr. Gqo. Cavin, taking an unfair ad-<
vantage of his size, caused tbe
ground to   oscillate so violently, by
was laboring under a delusion tbat
he was another Longboat and ran
all the way from Edmonton to Fort
Saskatchewan and return, a l distance
of forty miles in four hours. He is
now paralysed ln both legs though
those who saw bim run Bay tbat he
did not appear at all distressed,, and
was not even breathing heavily.
Since that, however, he has lost
weight steadily and is now little
more than a skeleton.—Calgnry Herald.
Victoria Will Have
a Great Exhibition
United Staten, Canada nnd Alaska,
but throughout thc gold-producing
countries of the world. Tbe same
outlook, Mr. Hammond believes, applies to the production ot copper and
silver and, what is more important
still, he proclaimed the strong probability of international co-operation
to prevent a further depredation ln
silver values. This movement would
not be In the Interests ol stiver miners alone, but also in those ol the
merchants ol the various countries
li Oriental trade. In support ot Mr,
Hammond's announcement, lt is wide-
were rendered dizzy, and could not
hit the ball (or several innings, We
nre determined, however, to admlnlS'
ter even a worse thrashing to the
Mercbnnts on Thursday next, placing
pur trust in the well known phrase
ol Cicero "Johannes Ryannus bracbl-
um yltrl.habet." ■
Yours triumphantly,
"..-.   ..^.PROFESSIONAL.
Ladysmith; July 27, 1909,
The following is tbe result ot the
high school entrance examinations, so
(ar ns Ladysmith is concerned Number of candidates 17, passed 8, Clarence   Inkster   657;   Cecil O. Coulter
ly recognized that under tho present!629: A8neB Holertaon' 016; Helen  M.
Mclntyre   598;   Oladys G. McLennan
low rates of exchange, it is almost <m. wm,Bm Uclutyn ^ m_   A.
Down in Victoria there will be
"things doing" trom the. 20th to the
25th ol September. Those dates embrace the Capital's exhibition week
and lhat signifies five days of unalloyed pleasure. The show will have
its educational value Industrially,
agriculturally and commercially; lt
will give the visitor some idea of tho
progress the west has made during
the past twelve months ln all theso
lines, bnt, perhaps more than all
else, lt will turnlsh Vlctorlnns and
the thousands ot strangers within
their gates an opportunity to spend
a thoroughly good time together.
And when Victoria gives Itself up to
Jubilation everyone succumbs to tbe
contagion, and; forgetting cares and
worries, joins in the tun. Thnt Is
tbe kind of a good > old-fashioned welcome that is in store lor jthose who
hie themselves to the capital lor tho
latter days ot the month ol Septem-
camo down irom upstairs and asked
the manager ot the hotel il she could
get n gln8s ot water. " 'Why, certainly, madam,' said the manager,
filling up a glass from tbo water
cooler. "Two minutes later she was
back in the office agnln. "I don't
like to trouble you,' shc said, but
could I get another glnns of water?'
" 'No trouble at all, madam,' said
t*he manager, handing her another
glass. "Two minutes later she appeared again. "Certainly, madam,'
said the affable manager, 'but could
I inquire whnt you are doing with so
much wnter?' " 'I know you'll just
scream when I tell you,' said the lady; 'I'm trying to put out a fire in
my room.' "
I have purchased the Btock of William Hooper on Gatacre street, and
am now' ready to supply the public
with all lines ot good confectionery,
ice cream, sodun nnd soft drinks.
I respectfully solicit your .ustom.
Hilbert & McAdie
Undertaking Company
First class Hearse supplied in Ladysmith.
Telephone No. 262 and 180
John  \V.   Coburn,
President and Managing Director,
The Ladysmith Lumber Co.,
Rough and Dressed Fir Lumber,
Red Cedar, Shingles and Lath
1Two Good Local Buys
4 House and Lot on Roberts St. *nd 6th Ave.   $525.
X Store on Roberts  St.,   r e .r 4th  Avenue.   $400
| Real Estate |
| First Avenue, Ladysmith-1.
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Novelty Theatre
Masonic Building, Ladysmith
HOUSE OPEN: Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday.
Programme Change, Monday and Thursday
Admission: iOc and 15c
Matinee Prices 5c and- IOc
I Ladysmith    pharmacy f
R. G. JESSUP, Prop, f
Dr. R. 5. Dier
Surgeon Dentist
Express and Teaming
Wood for Sale.
The City Market
Wholesale aad Retail.
Ladysmith, B. O.
A. Litt
Ckargei mocliratt.
All work   lett at   McOalluin'e Ind
avenue, near Fire Hall, will receive
prompt ateention.
Lands for Sale
Agricultural, Timber and Suburban Lands for sale.
For prices and .location apply to 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
Townsit: Agent, Ladysmith. READ!   CONSIDER!   ACT
Extensive advertising: in large Newspapers, In
ki-fre Citien coats larjre sums of money. Wc are
satiqfled with small ad vertiuinpr, in a small paper,
From Miner to
Privy Councillor
only give him whisky if he had beon ] nun to the desert scenes
for anall money. Thts enablei ur to place our
goods before our .customers at a price to match
moat incomes.
Furniture Stom
Light and heavy teaming.
Furniture and piano moving
a specialty.
Nicholson & Weaving
Telephone 1.
I Wagons
I Sill T. I. Tripp t Go's
Celebrated Wagons
During: the season we have sold a large number
of wagons, Implements and logging trucks.
Everything carries a guarantee.
Bailer Strut
One   of   tho most   interesting   instances ot a suit-made   man is   Mr.
ihomas  Hurt, M.P., who rose trom
L'oing, a!   miner to ono ot h,i Maies-
ty'n   privy Councillors,  and in   his
took, "From Mine to Ministry," Mr.
'1 nomas   Cox Mecch   has written   a
biography of Mr. Burt that no lover
of   courage   and   devotion   to duty
should tail   to road.   The sen of   a
miner,    Mr.    Burt   was    born near
North Shields ln the same year that
Queen Victoria   ascended tho throne,
and   his   childhood   was filled with
scenes   of   strikes;   while one ot his
earliest recollections was seeing   his
father's furniture bundled out of his
cottage.   :"He saw,1' says Mr. Meecl^
"mothers and infants the victims of
industrial war, cleared out of house,
and home.   Amid   the   shrieking   of
women, the pitiful cries of children,
yelling,    shouting,   and   tinpannlng,
colliery carts   hauled oil the   scattered remnants thrown into the gut-
tern by a band   of 'candymeu,' hired
from the big towns and guarded  by
policeman armed with swords."
Although   ho   is now of   the best
educated of men,, Ur. Burt had little
education in his youth except such as
is gleaned trom the stern school   of
life.   His start ln life was made at
the early age ot ten, when ho was engaged as a   trappor boy in a   mine,
"lt   was his business   to open and
shut the door which directed one ot
the air currents in the mine   as  the
tubs    camo    through.   At   this   bo
worked   a nominal   twelve   hours   a
day; not from bank to bank, las time
in thc pit is now counted, but  he actually had the strain and wear   and
responsibility, sitting at his post   in
the dark,  of watching the door lor
the   whole twelve hours.   From this
position   of   youthful   trust he was
promoted to that of a   donkey driver, at a wago of Is.
bitten by a snake, as alcohol was
supposed to be an antidote to tho
pol3on from a serpent's bite.
"Jo there a snake anywhere in
th;to parts?" I asked, said Mark
Twain, going on with the story.
"Well, a man up the street has
"I went up the street to interview
the snake, but found I could not get
near tho piace. The people were writing four deep for their turn to be
bitten. I came back and advised tbe
'hotel proprietor tbat a few snakes
on the premises would be a good investment."
Mr. Burt could, of course, take a
joke as well as auy man, and no
doubt had his retort ready tor Mark
Of course, lt was not until he could
put the magic letters M.F. after bis
name that Mr. Burt really began to
come prominently forward, but he
soon showed that be was a man to
te reckoned with, and Mr. Meech's
book is filled with interesting quotations from Mr, Burt's speeches. Although he has risen so high, and
achieved so much, Mr. Burt has never forgotten bis own bumble origin.
"In the public life of this country,
 so well described in tho book, how the desires
cf youth   are   stirred   once   more.
Again Wc learn the true significance
of that sadly misused word "oasis"
ts we follow tho littio company   of
men and camels through somo   long-
day's journey over the limitless sand,
so hot that it can scarcely be held
,'n the   band,  so    unpermanent that
lhe piled-up mounds and dunes shift
from year to year, so loose that   iu
places eno sinks in it ankle-deep. In
due time,    but never before desired,
appear in the distance tbe specks of
tufted palms.   The camel guiu'icns its
pace   until it   reaches   the   hollow
where lies stretched a  green place of
shrubs, trees, berries and flowers,   a
I lace of mud   houses, mud mosques
and—water.   On the morrow the desert again, and sand,  and as far as
the next oasis.     We have read of all
this before, of tho glare, the Bky colors, the mirages, the salt pools, but
we do not   remember to have heard
oi   tho "weird, unaccountable   droning of the Sahara" at all hours   by
day and night.   Tbe booming of London we know, and the long moan of
tbe sea,   and the   crooning   of thc
night   winds
feflie People Back of
Sunshine, Furnacey
Sunshine Furnace is the triumph of sixty-
one years' experience—growth from a small
tinshop to i (>% acres of floor space, from a half dozen
artisans to 1,500, from an annual wage sheet of $4,000
to one of $670,000, from a capital of energy to one of
$3,000,000, from obscurity to recognition as Largest
Makers of Furnaces in the British Empire.
Makers of Furnaces in the B.-itish Empire6        ' BTB'E
wholly and
among   the hills,   but
   „,   j that droning of the Sahara is a thing1
says our author, "he stands for   all we would go far to hoar for its own
that is best in tho man ofthe peo-jsake.   Indeed the book shows as how
Sahara can be no mere waste while
thc Tawarcks survive.
Franco has painted thc Sahara into her mnps as her own. And most
strange it is to read tlio description
of a Sheik's house wherein cheap
French trinkets and ornaments were
mingled with objects of true Arab
art and fabrication. Nickel alarm
clocks and china shepherdesses have
reached the oasises, but over the
Sahara as a habitable place prevail tbe Tawareks. Civilization requires that be should not harry caravans and exact blackmail, but we
have a sneaking desire that he may
long ' continue to do so.—London
' Outlook."
was placed on tlie market the first furnace to be
solely designed by a Canadian Company.
We employ a consulting staff of furnace „„„,.      ,. 'It
We buy materials in such large quantities th,t -, ,-.    i
guaranteed to us.   We have our oun Sng rooms s,Z&]'ly "
vision of construction is exceed down ,oX S Caii *' '"*"-
McCIaryfc   j
For Sale By Ladysmith Hardware Co., Ltd., Ladysmitli
that     __^__,^   m
pie. Educated by his own bard stud;
nnd restlcsB mental toil to a high
culture, which had enabled him to
meet on equal terms men blessed
with greater opportunities; honored
by parliament and sovereign, he still
remains the miners' representative,
tn close sympathy with all the miners' needs, ambitions, trials, joys,
and sorrows." A truly interesting
life story, and one that any man
may be proud of.
The MacGregors
of the Sahara
In spite of his long hours, little lnank heaven, there is still some
Thomas managed to find time to mystery left in the world. A book
read a  good   many books,   and the |wlth   a  *■'«<>   like   that    of    '•■.-he
  -   bwwu    uiuiiy  uuukh,    ana tne —     "   M««   IfK
passion for reading grew on him to Masked Tawareks"   makes us grate
such an citent that he devoted ev- ?ul that we live now and not   some
ery available minute to his Btudies. hundred   years   hence,   when all the
This early devotion to literature   no tr«e<*  of  the   world  will be  accur-
doubt helped   to lay the foundation ateiv mapped and epitomized in sa-
nf    Ufa        Int....     _.._  ... I r «4....       .__i *»**
I      DRINK      *
U. B. C.
BEER     J
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Portland Hotel
A. Leslie Collingwood
of his future success as a citizen,
and after his marriage, at the age
of twenty-three, we find Mr. Burt
actively interesting himself in various reforms—such as a temperance
society and the district school committee. During all theso vears the
conditions of the miners wcro far
from what they ought to be, and
the whole ot Northumberland and
Durham was in a perpetual state of
unrest. Mr. Burt's popularity with
his fellow-miners was very grcat.'.jand
in 1865 they elected him secretary ol
.the Northumberland Miners' Mutual
Confident Association. Nine years
I later he waB sent to the House of
Commons—the first miner to be so
In connection with this election
some amusing stories have 1/ocn told'.
Mr. Burt's opponent was Major Duncan, and wherever, he went tho Major
wag received with every kindness, tie
made hosts of friends in the villages.
They extended hospitality Ireely to
him; and ln relating his experiences
he said:—"The miners will give mo
anything I want, with the exception
ot the thing I want most—and none
of them will give mo a vote!" They
would pass . votes ot thanks to him
for his "lecture" when he addressed
a meeting in support ot his candidature,    and   pass   It unanimously.
In the great gallery at Lord Rose-
berry's palatial borne, The Durdans,
near Epsom, among thc portraits of
his ancestors, and yet a  little apart
from them, is the picture of a young
and exceedingly beautiful girl.
The   original     of   this   painting,
which never fails to attract thc attention ot visitors,  was a    certain
Kitty Oonbam, a   village beauty
Thorpe-le-Soken, In Essex.
Mated when a   little more than   a
.child to  a man   whom' she disliked.
speclments in muse- Kitty fled to London, and, after va-
—-____________^______\f__\_\\\ I riots adventures,  married  under   an
The   masked   Tawareks!    Critical \assumed   name   the Lord   Dalmeny,
honesty compels us to say that   thc': ' ■-*"-■-
author is a mighty long whilo in' get}
ting at them;    but tbe journey and
letters, when no surprise will meet
the traveller anywhere, when savafce
[copies will havo died out or have
atecome civilized into shirts and Sun*
day hats, and wild beasts will survivo
only as stuffed
Blue Enamelware
Given Away
In order to introduce tbe
We are giving with each and every pound of Art Baking Powder at
tic.,    a   pound,    Enamelware worth J1.00 absolutely free.
Art Baking Powder is a new   baking powder and claims to be thc
best and purest on the market.   To be had at
Scott's Building, First Avenue.
Onco he
     —v   JV..111CJ   uut
the search arc thoroughly enjoyable
Thc Tawareks uro the people we hear
of so often in connection with French
extension in North Africa.   Tho   Sahara Is tholr country—the Sahara  of
sand, loneliness and desolation;   the
Sahara cf the oasis, the palm plantation and the solitary mosque.   As
to the origin   of   the Tawareks  and
their language let the learned decide.
Our author describes them as a  Berber race; but, whatever their history
or descent, certain it is that today
they are nomads of the Sahara  who
levy blackmail on all those who  use
tho caravan routes through the desert, and,' failing concession of   their
demands, make free   to pay    themselves   in the "good   old way, the
simple   plan."  They   live   in small'
wandering communities tar from  the
settled haunts of other peoples,   to
whom they aro known; chiefly as raiders who come like a   whirlwind upon
who would, had he lived, been, the
third Earl of Roseberry. The young
couple went abroad, and four years
were spent happily in travtillnl; from
place to placc. Then, at Vtronn,
Kitty sickened and died, a victim to
thc remorse born of hcr guilty secret.
But ere tho end came thc unhappy
girl   found strength    to confess   to
»night   three   rounds while yet the
l.ody was dangling.
, The ' grandfather of Mr. William
°', dally; a speaker of thc House of Com,'
Imons, was a prize-tighter. There is
little to be ashamed of in the possession of this brand of family skeleton; and as a matter of fact, it is
rrotty generally averred that the
right honor.'IMe gentleman was rather
proud of the fact than otherwise.
Por John Gully, the ancestor in
Question, was, despite his profession,
a thoroughly good-hearted, genuine
sort of fellow; n staunch friend and
censrous enemy. He got into tho
King's Bench Prison for debt when
larely twenty-one years of age
through    "backing   a   bill"    for
Double Train
*•    /     — ——r "~v »   wuii-iwinu upon
was lured by these expres- the encampment   in the dark before
• tenet or a house, if so consult me
•s I can save you money on lumber,
Having purchased a low truck. I
am prepared to move furniture and
- for any teaming consult
LADY.8MITH      -     -     PHONE  6
Excellent Boarding
Ice Cream
Ctrter's Store
slons of friendliness   intp seeking   a
vote   of   confidence   as Conservative
candidate.  'Practically only the tnov'
cr'nnd seconder voted for lt—and the
Major's comment has become almost
a household quotation with northern
standards:—"What   do   you    mean?
You come in'crowds to my meetings^
you do not intorrupt me; you cheer
my speech; and then you vote against
me to a man!"   "Oh, yes," replied
one of the miners, speaking for  the
rest, "we like you weel enough,  but
we're gnn. to vote for Tommy Burt/!''
While .in London some yenrs   ago,
Mr. Burt met Mark Twain,  nt   tho
bouse of Miss Dorothy*Tennant, who
afterwards married Stanley, the   famous explorer. M^^
Just as Mr. Butt with his   quiet
dignity was able to sustain his part
wherever he went by hla natural good
taste, so he persistently clung to his
earlier resolutions, and, wherever  he
found   himself,   ho   maintained   hla
strict temperance principles, apropos
of which, Mark Twain tried to chaff
him with a story ot his adventures
In an   American   Prohibition State.
According to the- humorist,' j he   was
staying at a hotel in a  stute where
strong /drink was not obtainable, and
applied lor somo whiskey.  The  pro-
thc dawn, and make no scruple to
tako human life if they are resisted.
To   visit the   Tawareks,   note their
, , r> i_ ~tl' ZZZZZuZ hil i friend and was got out of it again
Lord    Dalmeny the   wrong she   had1 .,.-■■-„
wrought him, and begged him. as *l£ another friend Henry Pease, the
last favor, to promise to carry her,tlle" cham*,*°n ot R,"-*lan<** wh° Eave
tody tack to tho home of her child-1a bor*n* «MM«on in the jail yard
hood   and   bury it in   the   village. "* <M1fs »«•"■    .
There is no older or proudor family in England than that of which
1 Baron Mowbray and Stburton Is thc
present reigning representative. They
were a turbulent lot, too, in times
past, and so many of them have lost
their heads for political offences that
tho fact of ono among' them—tbe
eighth Baron it was-hnving been
to the grove next day.   Three years Ringed   for   murder  stands out even'i
churchyard. The promise was rcadi
ly given and faithfully kept, the
young man travelling to Thorpe-le-
Sekon, via Harwich with hcr embalmed remains in one big chest and
her dresses and jewelry ln another.
Arrived at his destination, he at
once sought out the deceased's first
.husband, and the   two followed   her
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10.25   12.33
12.05 18.55
0.00 13.58
8.15   15.15
later Dalmeny, broken-hearted, died
also, leaving his young brother Neil
to succeed to tho earldom.
Such is the story ot the Roseber-
ry's one family,skeleton. It Is pathetic rather than grisly.   But the ex-
pZVranh'ttr' 7'' " ^btaR"-^™ ^ ^'wlU ra^ to
pnotogrnph their countenances,   was!**,,   hiat™.,,   „»»   i  . .     ..
the object of our author.  This  last' '   attBC"°d t0   th0 9PeCi-
promised to be difficult, lor it  is  a
point   of almost   religious etiquette
to keep the face covered up to  the Ranged
level of tho •»•« win- -  «»''»-• -'-"- '
level of the eyes with a folded cloth*,
How Mr. King found his Tawareks
at laBt, and succeeded in taking pho-
5°were tJ^Ll ^>>T?Z !"»»"" ™»« "« *""»'• *•«*
nssence of r V° "7 ." *? Toom at 8ta,"-ton Har°**< » Wce»
Vrlt *, ',kca mo8t i"tcrcBt>rshiro, thon, ns now tho principal
Ing reading.   The countenance of the,',,^ cf tho famll     Tho   ^   ^
more   prominently   than   it pruhribly.
otherwise would do.
The victims were two yeomen far
mers named Hartglll, father and son,
who together took a prominent part
in resisting the encroachments of
their powerful neighbor, Lord Stour
ton, on tho common lands of thc parish wherein they all resided.
—    »..v..w„.   The Hartgllls fought the baron in
ancestor who   was [the courts ot law, and won; whereupon, his   lordship gathered together
Dist. Pass. Agt.
Victoria, B. C.
mens belonging to the Earl of   Fcr
rers.   Por   their particular skeleton |
is   that   ot   an
Ladysmith Bakery
young male Tawarek whom, with
much greater difficulty than in the
case ot the women, he Induced to uncover his face is extremely fine as reproduced in the photography. The
youth might' be poet as well as warrior. How far It Is typical the author does not say, and probably cannot, as he had few opprtunltles of
seeing uncovered faces. But he tells
us enough ot other characteristics nl
the Tawareks, the pride, the dignity,
the   small    well-formed    hands,  the
iffe crime, tor which he died, was!an armed band of his servants and
committed by Lawrence Shirley, j retainers, went and seized the two
third Earl Ferrers, the scene ot the I unfortunate farmers in broad day-
tragedy being his lordship's   private | light.
They wcro hurried off, bound and
helpless, to Stourton House, and
thrro beaten to death with blud-
geo»s, Lord Stourton looking on
approvingly,   and remarking, in   an
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g'vo careful attention.
the murderer's own steward.   He liu.'
been summoned there by the earl to      „, .„  „„
go    into   certain   business   matters swer to one of tbe actual murderers,
matters about which there had   been j that he would seo that "they should
no more be called to accouut tor it
than if thoy had killed two sheep."
Tn this he was mistaken, however,
for but* he and they were called very
sharply to account tor it; nor could
all his lordship's influence save thorn
or himself trom the fate which ho, at
disputes. These disputes were, it
would appear, then and there renewed; and in the end the carl, a
man ol violent temper, ordered his
retainer to sign a paper containing
« confession of dishonesty. On his
refusal, he shot him dead.
His lordship was ln due course I all events had richly merited His
stature, tho fearlessness toi wake "inIwT".',!° d"},b,,°re h'S ^ ln rctaInerB were *••>•"•-«» near, the
j -' ancient hellefTn li££ Sf * **.- ^.^Tnalt^SinhlT TTiZ
Hop Lee, Prop.
Esplanade street,   Ladysmith.
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On Hand
Tobaccos, Cigars,  Etc
Bestquality of Confectionery
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0 J. Jenkins successor ta A.E. HilktutJ
, 3 and S, Bastion St., Nanaimo THE LADYSMITH CHRONICLE
'ihe   members   of   the   Lyre
vci-e discussing aeronautics,    lt  began by Waterion, who writes leadinj
articles for the Daily Blunder,   holding forth on tbe proDabilities ot ucr
Club leforo the President—we always put
\_y uc the White House when we vis't
Washington—and Mr. Taft spoke
these extraordinary words, 'Hank''
he said   to me,  'could you smuggle
man    invasion.    "Chich"    protested'this cute little invention of yours in?
lhat such an idea waa up in tbe air.
hupert Jones agreed, declaring that
that was the great danger ot tbe
"Whv shouldn't we invade Germany ln British airships before thoy
iu>ado us?" said young Ford.
•'Impossible')," replied Rupert Jones
who is always serious. "We are belaud the times in aeronautics as in
e.erything else. Our Government oti
Urs no encouragement to the inventive mind."
"If it did, J. should be able to retired," observed Waterton, ot tho
bully Blunder.
"Shouldn't red-hot, bubblin' patriotism, be enough encouragement by
itself?" suddenly asked Hankey.
Nicholas Felix Hankey is an honorary member of the Lyres. He is a
*pi.le young America, with smooth
bair, a thoughtful, melancholy face,
and a soft voice. He smiles rarely,
but when he does his expression is as
Hand and chiid-li'ie as the heathen
"That's all very well," grumbled
"Chich," in answer to his remark.
"But when the patriotism ot most
jeople is only lukewarm, how can it
"That's sol You're right," said
H&nkey. "I confess I'm prejudiced on
this subject. The Hankeys have always fought tor their country. Our
tam'ly first came into prominence in
the War of Independence-—ancestor
was playln' in the Washington's yard
when George operated on the cherry
tree—and we've kept on the patriotic;
racket ever since."
"Then why don't you stop in your
own country?" asked Rupert Jones
"AlwayB been a traveller," said
Hankey. "Went on, the road as a
'drummer' when I left college—Cornell University, electrical engineer—
and began to study aernoautics many
years ago."
"What is a 'drummer'? nBked
young Ford.
" Commercial traveller, sonny,"
said Nicholas Felix. "My lino was
electrical fittings—designed 'em myself, always, had a taste for art—but
' when I got struck on airships, my
wordl I gave up everything else
Yes, sill Airships are an ansorbin
study. I don't know anything to
beat 'cm. My brother and I—never
heard of my brother? Why, every
man, woman, and child in the United
States ot America knows Senator
Hankey—well, my brother and I
started this thing together. It was
tetore Bert got sent .to Congress,
thanks to the affection of his tellow-
citizens, and the expenditure ol a
hundred thousand dollars."
"Where did you get the. money to
play with aeroplanes?" asked Water-
Hankey, whose imperturbable temper was never ruffled by interruptions,
explained that his father was a famous speculator until he met with financial reverses—to give his exact
words, "The old codger went bust on
real estate"—and then described to
us how he invented his flrst airship,
assisted by his brother, the Senator,
nnd started operations by erecting a
workshop on a bit of waste land in
New Jersey.
"Say! I haven't worked so hard
since I played football for Yale—special invitation, because I happened
to te the fastest 'hall-back' on record," continued Hankey, in a puren'
thesis, "and Bert and 1 get Hying in
less than six months. Of course it
was an advantage having grown up,
as you might say, in the same 'block'
as the Wright brothers—chums all
our lives—but the Hankey airship
was en-tlrely and completely my uwu
invention. Won't trouble you boys
with technicalities, but you ask any
aeronaut what he thinks ol the
Hankey Principle ami 1 guess his answer may surprise you.
"Well, sir, Bert and I kept our
plans dark. Met with a tew accidents, but that didn't worry us any
—I studied surgery, yon know, ln
Michigan, and it's a pertect cinch to
see Bert set a bone—and this was the
beauty of my invention, you could
pack it upI"
"Pack it up?" repeated Waterton.
"That's so," answered Hankey,
"We could pack It into a fair-sited
trunk, and con-vey It over the ocean
as snug as a bicycle or a sewln' machine:"
"What was the object of packing!
it up?" aaked Rupert Jones.
"That was the great point," said
Hankey, "Have you lorgotten that
my brother was an Influential Senator?  H» laid Ue plana of our airship
to Europe?   'That would be as easy,
sir,' 1 said to htm 'as rolling ofl   a
log,'   Then    tho President   pondered
for a bit, looking at mo kinder doulA-
fully, but I went on kamly eatln' my
oysters, nnd I kicked Bert under tho
table to leave everything to me.
" 'Hank,'   says   the   President   at
last,  'I want you and your brother
to take a bird's eye view of Germany on behalf of thiB great and glorious country.' I naturally asked him
why Germany? We are very trlendly
to Germans   in   the U-nited States.
'That is my aitair, Hank,' says Mr.
Tatt, tfiuarin' his shoulders. 'What I
want to know is—will you do itV
'Sir,' says I, ottering the President
my. hand across the table, 'I'm your
man!' So we settled terms and
closed the deal."
"What did he pay you, Hankey?"
asked Rupert Jones.
"That little matter," replied Hankey, solemnly, "is between me and
my conscience. Well, sir, Bert and 1
started for Europe within a week.
I was two years at sea—first mate*
mercantile service—so I'm always ready to start on a journey good an'
Bllck. Landed at Bremen, with our
two 'grips' and the airship packed ai
snugly as a slice of salmon in a tin-»
I ran the biggest salmon-packing
factory in British Columbia for six
months, so I know what I'm talkin'
about—and then we took the train
to Saxony."
"Because I knew ot a quiet little
place on the shores of the Elbe whom
we could get our machine into shape
—spent my holidays there when I
was studying music at Lelpzlc—and
there we made all arrangements tor
thc great flight. We were both ot us
close as clams—not a word to anybody—and the villagers just thought
we were a couple ot 'luneys' makin'
believe to be dickey-birds.
"Success crowned our efforts—that
was a favorite expression of mine
when I wrote political articles for a
leadin' Boston Journal—and at last
the eventful day came."
Hankey spoke the last words most
earnestly, and became very solemn.
"We launched our sky boat at nine
o'clock in tho evening," he continued.
|"It wns a lino, clear night, the middle ot last month, with moonlight
flooding the waves ot cloud—been a
poet all my life, published three
airship salted aloft, like a heron ov>
,iooks of sonnets—and our wonderful
cr the prairies. My brother was
crew and I was captain. The river
Elbe was beneath us, like a tangled
ribbon between ltB rocky isu'ores. Wo
dropped a private grectln' to the
King ct Saxony as we sailed over
Bresden—his Majesty has always'jeen
real chummy to me—and headed tor
"How last did you sail?" Interposed "Chich."
"Tre-mendous speed!" replied Hankey. "There was a stift breeze, but
luckily it blew at our backs. Bert
steered at thc beginnin' of. the trip,
and he kinder lost his way and we
found ourselves 'skoottng* across Bohemia letoro we knew where we were.
That didn't worrv us any. We'd gotten our machine fairly ln hand and
the whole llvlessed night to piny atxiut.
Ho wc just had a look at Bavaria,
saw Austria-Hungary in the distance,
and skirted Switzerland as neatly as
a taxi cuts across the top of Bond
"Then at the dead hour ot night, I
took my place at the helm and
turned her head towards the heart of
Germany. Wurtemburg dropped behind —Stuttgart —Frankfurt—then 1
began to get my bearings, and I let
her rip!
"Say, boys, it was great! It was
gloriousl My brother, the Senator,
tcok notes—everybody knows that he
and I are champion shorthand writers—and I kept on the lookout lor
"It was close on dawn when we
sailed over the outskirts ol the city.
'Guess we'd better drop down a bit,'
said Bert. 'Right,' said I. and we
proceeded to do lt. Then—a turrble
thing happened!"
Nicholas Felix paused, looked at
each ol us in turn with bis sole fcyes,
and went on in a deep, impressive
"Boys,   we   were   seen!   We   were
spotted!   We   wore   ob-served!    The
trouble began with ahoutln' and run-
nln' rfiout at one of tbe military stations on the outskirts ot the capital.
We could see 'em plainly through our
glasses.   There   were groups ot   men as!i us
gathered   together ln the courtyard, just as
all ot
lip at
Bert, gettln' scared. 'No, sinl' sail
1, 'We re iu for fun, and, by glugeri
we'll have it!' ■    .
J mo 1 dropped as near to the earth
as I dared. My word! It was more
excitin' than a football match in tbo
U-nited States. Ihe newB flew, ana
soldiers seemed to spring out of ths
ground. I guess they thought we
wero the first ship of the vanguard
of an aerial foreign navy.
"Thev began to shout to us to descend. 'Catch mel' said I to Bert.
We kamly sailed away from tho barracks over the city. Lights flashod
into the windows, and people raivrat
of   the   houses.   Troops   of soldiers,
than distantly hint that it would not
be tlio first timo such a request   has
ly drained offi^hy the dip which   the
floors arc given.   All the feed for the
been given as to the inadvisabllity of! animalB is grown oil tho MO acres
reterring to certain matters that that is under cultivation for hay/ and
camo into public notice moro or loss, other dairy crops right on the farm.
You think your boy too manly and When completed there will be 400
youn girl too innocent for this waw on the farm, all of which will bo un-
ing  to be any   use to you.  Perhaps dcr thc personal care, and supervision
they are—around the house; but the
youths who are taught to emulate
Buster Brown at five may well teach
themselves Dick Turpin or Jesso
James at fifteen, and the girl who
wanders down the track.halt a mile
this evening may wander a long 'distance further along the eame lino ot
steels before ten years.   Thero   is   so
routed out
pour into thc streets. You novcv
heard such a yellin' and roarin' and
guttural shoutin'l lt was simply
terrific. Bert and I fairly chuckled,
and then I was seized with an inspiration—wo sailed away in thc direction of Potsdam!
"They must have 'phoned to say
we were coming, for I tell you boys,
by the time we got to the royal residence the whole ot the Imperial
tam'ly were out on the root ot tbe
palace. There they were, ladles' and
Utiles and all, clingln' round his* Imperial Majesty, who was dressed in a
special costoom in honor of the occasion—a kinder roilitary-naval-aerial
suit—and I naturally thought they
would give us a  cordial reception.
"No, boys!- It was too good an opportunity for His Majesty to miss.
We could see him wavin' his hand
and almost hear him givin' orders,
and   the   next   minute—bang, bang,,
of Mr. F. M. Logau, who recently
gave .up the position of llve-stocft tnd
dairying commissioners.to the proving
cial government to accept the post
cf manager to the Vancouver Hygienic Dairy Farm
As a result of his trip Mr. Smith
will, on his return to his farm at
Duncan, making   extensive   changes,
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Montreal Star,
Seattle Times,
Victoria Times.
of   their bods, began   to; much bad In tho best of us and   so with   a view   to bringing   his farm
thore up to the standard of the model dairy.—Vancouver World.
' much good in tho worst, that tho di
\iding line is, after all, very easily
reached in a careless saunter with -o-
wherc in particular as ultimate destination.
How many young people of this
generation, from fifteen to twenty-
one, aro fitting themselves for further usefulness in life, o.V'*ven for earning a competent living in trade or
profession? Plenty of them are not
at school and not at work, and what
do parents expect them to* turn-.int.tf
Tho street will never fit them tor tho
business of lite, and its tendency is
only too apparent without going to
Toronto for examples.
The parents who keep their children at school and see that they aro
in school or at work at home or
learning some good trade or business-
and know where they aro spending
] their evenings and with whom, wilt
have their children rise up and   call
bang!   All the princes began to  pop them blessed some day, and will savd
themselves a pile of worry and per
haps some bitter tears later in lite.
1 he children ot today are just like
you were at thc same age, only a
little older in development and without the wisdom and prudence that
years bring, und If you cast a' reficc-
It was louder and-ti.'o'eyo on your owu character at
...It was louder and their age you will prolinbly arrive nj
the conclusion that with present day
facilities for evil nnd no wlthstnyins
ecntrol, you might have developed
into a character not exactly such ns
yon would approve of trom your present mature standpoint. — Grand*
Forks Gazette.
away at our airship with their revolvers. It was darned unfriendly,
to say the least ot it.
"Bert was as pale ao a ghost.
'Hoch der Kaiserl Es lebe der Kaiser!' I shouted at the top ot my
voice to give 'em confidence, but, ot
Bangl Bang!
Bang!   Bang!
perlal Guard had been trotted on to
and loude-*, tor a troop ol the Im
the root and began to blaze away at
a. word from their royal master,
" 'S'pose we'get a move on?' Wd
I to Bert, and I turned her round and
/slowly, quietly—lt was the most ele
gant, dignified thing you ever saw
in your lite—we sailed away,
"The city behind us looked on fire,
and the muBket Bhots grew lalntcr
and fainter. Tho sun waB high before'
we descended on the shores of thc
Baltic Sea. Say, boys, we dropped
to earth as gently as a Sparrow
comin' down on a chimney-pot, and
the very next day we startod for
America. But I wanted to spend an
evening at tbe Lyre Club, so I just
tcok in London on my way."
"What became ot your airship,
Hank?" naked balta-dozen voices nt
Hankey shook his head with a
gloomy smile, and impressively uttered the single word*.
"Did you I03C everything, Hank?"
asked Waterton.
"Yes, sir, everything!" answered
Hankey, ln a sad resigned voice.
"But you see I boar lt like a philosopher. There is only one thing
thnt I value more than pnllonophy,
boys, and that thing is the truth."
-Peggy Webllng, ln M. A. P.
A Warning
!to Parents
Last week Josephine Cnrr was released from prison after serving three
years lor an unusual oflence for n
child ol twelve years. She threw an.
infant down a elitl and killed lt iu
order to steal the carriage it occupied. The case was revived by thc
release ot the girl and some worthy
parents wero heard to Bay, "How
shocking! What a little (lend she
must have been!"
Excuse us, worthy parent; she was
once just a common child; as human
as your own little one; Just as precious tb the heart ot a mother and
as innocent in the eyes ol a lather
as your own baby. But, motherless,
and worse than homeless, she roamed
the streets ol Toronto, drilling Into
the Arab lite that develops that Inclination to evil which every nature
And how about your own child?
Is your boy better employed theso
long evenings, or Is be "bumming,"
with thou who are—well, not on
your visiting list? Is your girl ol
twelve or fifteen meeting the trains
to make eyes at travellers when 'yon
think she lent school, and taking
long walks to nowehcr these, warm,
darv evenings? _.- ,
Perhaps it's none ol our business,
but lt may be your business or that
ol your triends, to come around and
Model Farm is    "
Fulfilling Aim
One of the principal reasons tor
Which the model dairv, lately placed
in commission at Mission Junction,
was originally conceived was tho educational eflect lt would have on the
other dairy mon throughout the province, and by doing bo generally
raise the standard of milk sold in
the largo cities ot British Columbia.
This ambition cn the part ot   the j ter while the ordinary thlet goes
backers cf the enterprise is now bo-'jail.
Twenty-throe Japanese politicians,
members either of the present diet
or the preceding one, wcre given sentences of varying .lengths following
their convictions of complicity in the;
graft revealed in the recent expose ot
the sugar scandal.
As a result of the investigations lu'
to the conduct ot the marine department ot Canada a few employees lost
their jobs and with a reprimand to
those in higher authority the incident closed.
Japan deals with its political gratters in' thc same manner that it
would deal with the criminal who
deliberately steals from another.
Canada deals with the political
grafters from the standpoint of tbat
fatalism which accepts gratt as inevitable in the body politic—something
which may be condemned in theory
hut which may not be curbed in practice.
In Canada success is measured by
tbe foot rule of attainment of political honors or cash. It a man wins
to Parliament or a' Cabinet portfolio, he is rated successful. If he
gathers much gear on the way he Is
so much moro successful. If he stands
ior principle und fails to win political honors or wealth he is condemned ns a   failure.
Canada's public concicnce tails til
teach Canadian public men that political honesty is the best policy.
Tho only measure ot success which
Canadians appear to understand is
that which is emblazoned in letters
of gold on the purple mantle of pow^
er. Canada fails to distinguish between the crime that writes itself In
golden letters on purple and fine linen and that which is chalked up on
the slate'in a police station.
But Japan makes no distinction,ft«-
tween the crime of political graft
and ordinary theft.
Canada makes a distinction between political gralt and common
theft and glorifies the political grotto
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Must clear; owner leaving town,
ond get first choice.
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Roberts St.
Singer and Wheeler & Witson
If you are thinking of buying a sewing machine call
and see oui" otock cf ztzz
soiled machines at reduced
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PaperhangM and Art Decorator.
High Street.
ing fully realized. Hardly a week
passes but what brings its quota of
pilgrims to the shrino ot "puro milk"
and on the strcnUi of the starting of
the Mission Junction farm, a number of similar dairies arc being built
all ovcr the province
One ot the most recent visitors to
the farm was Mr. Edwin Cr. Smith,
of Duncan, Vancouver Island. '
Mr. Smith, who returned from the
farm yesterday was most enthusiastic over the model dairy. During
his recent trip, he bas visited the
Seattle fair, where he took particular interest in the latest Improved
methods of dairying on exhibition
To a World reporter who Interviewed him yesterdav, Mr. Smith
stated that ln all his trip he had
not seen anything in tbe way ot
sanltnry dairying implements thnt
wcre not to bo tound on the Mission-
Junction tarm.
"Thc plnco is wonderful," he explained.
"The effect a tarm of that nature
will have on Improving quality ol
the milk that ln future will be sold
in thiB city, bas only to be given a
moment's thought to be realized.
"The object, ot course, in planning
the dairy was to provide to this city
a supply ol pure milk that would reduce tho Infant mortality. The affair Is being financed by Vancouver
people, and should be given every
support by the people ol this citv. It
Japan has at least sot one example wbich might be emulated with
profit by Canada—Saturday Sunset.
Roy Bean, one of the noted characters of Texas, died n short time ago.
When Benn was police Magistrate mxta
coroner ot a small town ln Greene
county, he was called upon to hold
nn inquest upon the body ot a cowboy who had boon tound dead. Upon the corpse was tound a pistol aad
$40. Bean fined the corpse the torty
for carrying concealed weapons, and
put the money away ln his Jeans.
Not a bean did he give to the country.
The following Incident is related o!
Nat Ooodwln the actor. Not long
ago Ooodwln was standing, on the
corner ot Broadway and Thirty-
fourth street, where three car lines
lines convctgo, when a seedy looking
individual, apparently from the country, approached him questlonlngly.
"I want to go to Brooklyn Bridge,"
he said, looking in perplexity at the
cars rushing ln six dlflerent directions? "Very well," Bald Ooodwln,
severely; "you can go this time, but
never ask me again."
Andrew Carnegie tells this as one
ol his experiences at Skibo. Soon
alter he had bought Skibo there was
a circus exhibiting tn the neighbor-
All kinds of Clock and Watch Repairing. Satisfaction Guaranteed at
Reasonable Prices.
English Watches a Specialty.
J. R. Easton
Practical Watchmaker.
All work lett at H. Hughes' store
will receive prompt attention.
F. C. Fisher
Studio in Williams' Block.
Chong Kee
Washing mid Ironing p. ..mjitly attended
\ *sivtf*tV A-«tf*»%
is only a matter   ot .a   short time-hood of the castle, and one ol   the
when   the model (arm   will own its main   attractions was an orang-ou-
'not to put It
lt   happened"
In the  paper
one   ol these
own refrigerator car and will be in a
position to ship its product rl;lit Into the city without their ever having
been out ol cold storage on the trip.
This will mean that when the milk In*
placed at the door ot the consumer
here lt will be almost as fresh, and
every bit as sanltnry as when It lelt
tho cow.
Tn view nt the conditions under
which the milkers live, their product
en-mot help but bo sanitary. The
barns which contain the cows are so
constructed that a current ol Iresti
air Is   continually   passing   through
'em gesticulatld' and polntln' days, and then you may realise that
thf sky.   'Let's   bolt!'   said jt IS our business. We need not more them, and all sewerage is. immediate-
aiig. One night the orang-outang got
nut, fell over tbe cllft and waa
killed. In the morning two ol the
keepers, looking over the grounds,
run across the body of the dead orang-outang. One ot them scratched
his head and said' "He ain't no
'llunder, that's sure." Tho other
said: "He ain't no Lowlonder, tbey
ain't got so much hair on 'em." Alter a while one ol them proposed to
tho other as follows: "I'll go up to
the kirk and seo tho parson, and yon
go up to Mr. Carnegie and see ll
any ol his American gentry Is missing."
Have Your Houses Plastered
For Terms tpply to
0. HINE, Plasterer, etc., Ladysmith, P. 0.
Cement Sidewalks a specialty.
Shoe Repairing
I am ready to repair Boots   and
Shoes.     Satisfaction  Guaranteed.
Corner Third ave. and High street,
near Queen's Hotel.
Hens for Sole
One Hundred Hens for
sale. Apply D. Davies,
Rancher,  near Ladysmith.
Leave orders at Robert's
Butcher Shop.
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Below 3rd Avenue—In the
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Dated June 9th 1909.
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Tho care taken to insure tlie proper
identification pt the rcmnins of Pan.
Jones somo yVars ap,o uu tne. .v.-..
Lr. William J. White, yaiiji* ot tho
church oi Visitation, in Brooklyn,
lo siieai cn the altitude ol tlio 110-
man Catholic Church toward relics;
Aftor discussing the meanB of proving the authenticity of relics, ho
went on to say;
"The question of the authenticity
of relics has 'always beon open to
wide discussion. In 1215 the Fourth
Lateran Council forbade relics to be
sold or to be exposed outside their
cases or shrines and prohibited tho
public voneratlon of new relics till
their authenticity hnd boon approved
by the Pope.
"The Council of Trent renewed
these prohibitions and further required Bishops to decide on the authenticity of new relics atter careful
consulation with theologians or the
Bishops of their respective provinces
ln 1881 the Cardinal Vicar of Rome
warned Bishops against spurious relics. #
"Thc custom of honoring the remains of martyrs is very ancient. In
107 the bones of St. Ignatins of An-
tioch were gathered in a linen cloth
'as a precious treasure.' When PDly-
carp's body was burned, in 167, the
Christians oxhumed the boneB they
could find 'as more precious than
costly stones and more valuable than-
"In the flfth, sixth and seventh centuries the tombs ot thc martyrs in
the Catacombs outside Rome became
places of pilgrimage and wore enlarged into chapels whose walls arc
6till covered with pious invocations
of tho visitors.
"About thiB time n movement to
bring tho remains of the martyrs
from' the Catacombs Into thc city
began, caused by.the desire of the
Popes to protect subterranean cemeteries from desecration at the hands
of barbarian invaders, and also because they wished to consecrate new
churches that were then being built.
In the Church of St. Prusscdc alone
2,380 bodies wcro interred.
"So keen WaB tho search (or relics
and bodies ot saints that abuses began to creep in. at tho beginning of
tho eighth century. Tho snlo ot relics became common, but was condemned by the Popes. Tho Deacon
Duesdona, who had charge ot the
Cemetery of 8ts. Peter and Mnrccl-
linus, seems to have been the chief
offender. He sold bodies from this
cemetery beyond .the Alps, in what ij
now southern Germany.
"The many paintings in Europe ot
the Saviour nnd the Virgin Mary
supposed to bo painted by St. Luke
or by the angels are of Byzantine origin; they were brought trom the Bast
during tho iconoclastic heresies. Tho
Holy Face which is preserved in St.
Peter's and oxposed for veneration
on Holy Thursday of each year belongs to this class.
"Tho Crusaders brought many re-
licB from Palestine and Uonstantt-
nople, thc authenticity of some oi
which is doubtful.
"Tho annals of the Venetian republic frequently make mention ot
saints' bodies brought from the Bust
by traders. The remains of St.
Mark, the Evangelist, found their
way to Venice in this way. Tbey
wero taken in S2U bv Venetian merchants trom a church in Alexandria,
Egypt, which the Arabs were about
to destroy. St. Theodore, the early
patron saint of Venice, was deposed
and the place of honor given to the
evangelist whoBe name, effigy and
winged lion occur everywhere in that
city. "The eity of Beoevento was
besieged during the middle ages be.
cause it would not give up the body
of St. Bartholomew the Apostle, wh<i
is now interred in the church ot his
name on an island ln the Tiber. St.
Francis ot Asa|si was buried without
witnesses to prevent his body from
being stolen by neighboring towns.
It was not found until 1818, 600
years after his death.
"There are two-classes or grades
of relics in the Church. The first is
the body ofv thc saint, then como thc
garments, vestments and .worldly belongings.
"The greatest and most authentic
relic in the Church is the true cross,
tho largest portion of which iB preserved in the Church ot the Holy
Cross at Rome. Each Bishop has a
portion of the true cross in his pectoral cross. So scarce has this relic
become that Leo XIII., in a letter
to Bishops of the Church, asked thorn
to will their pectoral crosses to
their successors. >
"lOucli student who has mado his
linal studies in Rome is entitled to
six dlflerent relics upon bis leaving
there. They are obtained trom. the
Llfsanotcca, a chapel where many
relies from tbo Catacombs urc preserved. Theso relies urc generally ol
thc bccouiI class.
"Iho spirit that prompted the
American Government to BCml aiwarJ
thlp S.COO miles to bring lack to
American soil the remains ofia mini
who fought hcr battles when Bhe
needed fighters is tho sumo spirit
that prompts tho Oatholievdhurch tutj
venerate tho rclicB of martyrs and
saints.  Thoy are hor heroes.
"Doubt may be cast on tho authenticity of some of thc relics, aa
it Js still open to question whether
wo really have interred the remains
of John Paul Jones at Annapolis,
but Catholics do not pray to a bit
cf bone or tuft of hair; they venerate and prav to the saint to whom
it is supposed to belong, Just as the
patriotic American who makes a pilgrimage to Annapolis honors the
brave American captain, whether his
bencs are interred there or still lie
undisturbed in thc Protestant cemetery in Paris."
There are in the United States and
Canada five bodies of saints of tho
first clasH. Tbe remains of St. Pcro-
grinus arc in St. Anselm's Church in
The Bronx. St. Vincent de Paul's
Church in Detroit has the remains o!
one of the 2,300 martyrs from thc
Church of St. Prassede in Rome.
St. Alphonsqs'a Church in Windsor,
Ont., has the remains of another one
of thc martyrs, and St. Louis's
Church in Buffalo has two more relics, i
Tho relics of St. Anne arc scattered all over the world, but possibly thc largest portions outside of
Europe are at thc Church of St.
Jean 13aptiBlo in New York and the
Chapel of St. Anne do Beauprc, Canada.
John L. Believes
in Ketchell
Slaughter Sale
In order to reduce my stock before moving I will offer for the remainder of this
month all my stock, consisting of Wall
Paper, Frames, Enamels, Etc., at One-
Half the Regular Prices. A few quotations
will convince you I mean business.
Wall Paper .14, Now.. .07
"      ,f .20,    "      .10
"      " .25,    "    .12J
"      " .40,    "      .20
"      " .50,    "      .25
"      " .70,    "      .35
Picture Frames.75, Now .35
" 1.40, " .70
" 1.75, " .85
" 2.00, " 1.00
"   3.00,   "* 1.50
Call and See for Yourself.
j. A.
We also have a quantity of Household
Furniture for Sale, including Piano and
Sewing Machine.
Chicago, July 26.—John L. Sullivan, champion of champions, han
come to the rescue of Stanley Ket-
chel, middleweight title holder, who
just now is being censured tor his
showing against Bill Papke in Cofl-
roth's arena at Oolma. Sullivan
says the result of the battle was indeed a surprise to him but he asserts that something radically wron;|
must have overtaken Stanleys
He supports the belief that Ketchell, it right, can trim Papke, seven
times a week and that he can and
will batter Jack Johnson to the floor
when they clash in October. Sullivan is of the belief that Cofiroth
should, go through witli the Ketchel<
Johnson match despite the criticism
that has been heaped upon him, and
says thc result will .be. an even great-*
cr Btirpriso thnn Kctchcl's victory
over O'Brien. He says that Jofi
and Johnson will never meet and he
holds Longford as thc king ol them
Tnlking of the present light situation he says:
"Kctchcl can beat Johnson; Jotf
rlcs and Johnson will never moot,
and Sum Langtord, If given tho
chanco can trim any living fighter
today. There must have, boon something radically wrong with Ketcbel j
on tho afternoon of July 5, for
Pnpkc hus no license to stay twenty
rounds with tho Michigan lighter. It
is true that be broke bin- hand, and
this is a severe drawback; but there
muf.%— have been terrible pain or
Eomething more for Ketcbel to permit his opponent to stay the twenty
"Ketchcl has the punch and he haa
displayed this and should have
dropped Papke early in the fray. His
showing, however, should not deprive him ct his match with Johnson. Cofiroth should go through
with this even though censured, foi
lt will pack his house and end in thc
tiggest surprise the ring has.had ln
years. It will bring back the chuin-
plonehip to the white race.
"They talk ot Jcft fighting Johnson. Jim has gone the pace, that
forbids him to face a young, strong
fellow like Johnson, and he will never enter the ring again.
"Snm Langford is the world's best,
and he can trim Johnson, Ketcbel,
Papke and the rest, one after the
other- Johnson knows this nnd he io
sidestepping his fellow fighter at every turn of t|te road. Langtord is
consistent, has thc punch, knows the
gamo and can whip them all right
now, one after the other. .Kaufman
is too alow—slow as a coach horse—
and the others nre outclassed; so it's
up to Ketchcl or Langford to turn
tho trick, nnd my'bet is thnt cither
will do it."
Sullivan deprecated   the slnnip   ol
| the sporting games generally, attributing thc decline to unsportsnuin
like methods.
"Twenty years ago," he said, "the
games were clean and for hlood.
Now they arc for the moving pictures and gate money. It is too bad,
but a   fact.
"If there wcre a few really good
men in thc heavyweight division
right now a lot of the men who
think thtiy are boxers would have ti.'
start driving street cars.
"There's no excuse ior tho present
heavyweight condition of afluiis.
There is plenty of good material iu
the country. I think a lot ot former
patrons of the game have fallen
away because it has been commcr
cializcd too much. It isn't like the
old days, when a man would get out
in the, rain and mud and tight ifor hie
title until he dropped. Nowadays a
lot more time seems to be taken up
Haggling about a bonus, in case a
man proves to be a drawing card.
There ought to be a straight percentage rule in boxing. Some of the
greatest battles in tbe ring were
fought tor sums a preliminary boxer
can beat these days."
After giving careful consideration
to the many applications made by
tbe different branches of the Vancouver Development League for new
trails and improvements to old ones,'
tho Provincial government has authorized the government agent at Alberni to proceed at once with practically all the work asked tor by tbe
boards of trade of the new and old
Improvement work will be done on
the Cowlchan trail oper the eleven
miles in this district, and it is presumed that authority has been
granted for a continuance of the
work in,the Nanaimo district.
Thc Home Lake trail, for five
miles, is to be put into good shape,
and thc trail from New Alberni to
Cox Lake will bo made lit for easy
traveling. ,
Work will be done on both cndB ol
the Clayoqout-Ucluelct trail, and the
I rail trom Ucluolct to Kennedy Luke
will be cleaned up.
It is understood that this is only
the bebinning or nn extensive policy
of opening up the Island which tho
government intends to carry out next
year.—Alberni Pioneer News.
After the execution ot Protcssoi
Webster of Harvard for tho murder
I f Mr. Parkman, Mrs. Webster went
away, and was gone for a long period. On her return to Boston two
pf her friends, a gentleman and his
wife, called upon her. J'Now, remember," whispered the wife to her husband, "don't say anything to recall
to Mrs. Webster's mlad the awful experience shc has been through." Just
then MrB. Webster entered, and the
man exclaimed: "Why, my dear Mrs.
Parkman, I am so glad to see you
lack." .
An ignorant countryman wbo saw
the sea for the flrst time was much
impressed with the eflect of the blue
water, and asked a fisherman if he
could tell him the owner, .as he
would like to buy a gallon to take
home to his wife. The fisherman replied proudly: 1'Us, me man—we own.
it!" "Land's sakesl" exclaimed the
rustic. "Could you sell me a gallon
for fiftv cents?" "Sure," said the
fisherman; and he disappeared, returning in a few minutes with a iar
of water for which he received the
countryman's titty cents.. The latter
departed with his purchase. Returning later ia the day, after the tide
hnd gone out, he gazed in silent wonder nt the water, which had receded
far- from tho. beach. "Lummdl" he
exclaimed, "don't they do a trade!"
Fruit Preserving Essentials j
aronowtoliocnnsidor.il if yon intend putting up your own preserves,
and upon their quality dopcuds the
success of your work. Yon cannot
go wrong if yon procure your supplies at GEAR'S GROCERY STORK
for with in quality ranks first.
Don't wasto your timo ami labor
with inferior goods when you can
buy the best trom us at tho lowest
Scott's Building, First Avenue.
■*» PER WORD ■*»»
Advertisements under this head
one cent per word per issue, payable in advance.
NURSE BRCWN is prepared for Maternity or general engagements. Ap'
ply at Mr. E. Wilson's Second av-
Enuc, between Roberts and Gatacre.
FOUND-A watch,
'ly proving same,
Owner   can have
Apply Grand Ho-i
FOUND-A Hed Cillie Dog. Owner
can have same by applying to
Frank Torest, Gatacre street, and
paving for this advertirstnawt.
LOST—On raid between Ladysmitli
and Chemainus on Monday 22nd,
small pocket book-, name inside*
Return to owner L. N. Solly, Vic*
torin, or J. J. Bland, Ladysmith,
Reward given.
LOST — Between Roberts street,
Third avenue and High street,,
book, entitled "Fun Doctor."
Please return to Mrs. Bwart, High'
street.   $1.00 Reward. '
FOR SALE—Boathouse and gasoline
launch. Will sell cheap. Apply H.
FOR SALE—White Leghorn eggs for
setting. Bull Leghorns and Black
Minorcas. J2.S0 a setting. Apply.
Mrs. Laird.
FOR SALE—Express wagon In perfect order and harness. Apply Arthur Howe, Chemainus.
PIANO FOR SALE.-Upright Grand
Dominion Piano in flrst class condition. In use only a short time.
Apply Mrs. Bernard, Union Brewery, Ladysmith.
FOR SALE— Piano at a snap, also
ono piano drape and two stools.
Apply H. Thornley.
 . : ,
FOR SALE-Wallpapcr and Painting
Business Stodk. Cheap for Cash.
Property, etc. Apply J. E. Smith,
Roberts street.
FOR SALE-My South African Veteran Bouuty Lund Certificate iBsucd
by tho Department ot the Interior,
Ottawa; good tor 320 acrcB ot any
Dominion Land open for entry ln
Alberta, Saskatchewan, or Manitoba. Any person over the ago of 18
years, Man or Woman, can acquire
this land With this certificate.
Write or wire, L. E. Telford, 131
Shuter Street, Toronto, Ontario.
WANTED—A girl to assist in light
housework. Apply Mrs. Mulholland, First avenue, Ladysmith.
WANTED—Home for boy of eleven on
farm or ranch, where he can help
in return for board. Also position
as housekeeper to working man by
Englishwoman. Letters, Mrs., "O,"
Notice Is hereby, given that it is
my intention to make application to
the Board of Commissioners of ths
City of Ladysmith at their next regular meeting for a transfer ol the
retail liquor license now held by ma
in respect to the premises known as
the Pilot Hotel, situate on Lot 9,
Block 126, in the City of Ladysmith
Irom myself to Alexander Thomas.
Ladysmith, 25th May, l'JOl
Thc partnership heretofore existing
between Robert Barclay and John
Conlin, hotel proprietors, has this
day been dissolved by mutual consent. All bills duo the late firm
must lie paid to Robert Barclay, who
will also pay all bills against tha
said firm.
Dated July 2, WOO.
Notice is hereby given thnt wo Intend to apply to tho Llcenso Commissioners of thc City of Ladysmith
nt tho next regular meeting, (or a
transfer of the retutl liquor llcenso
now held by us ln roapoct of tha
Portland hotel, Lndysmith, B. C,
from ourselves to Arthur Leslie Collingwood.
Dated at Ladysinith, B. C.
^—j«w 7th. tana. i THE LADYSMITH CHRONICLE
I Fruit Jars 1
i you all know towards the close of the preserv-
season, Jam Jars are a scarce article, so don't
ing season,
let yourself run short
This year we are carrying a large stock and would
advise you to order NOW.
Mason's Fruit  Jars
 QUARTS  1.00
 | GALLONS  1.25
Schram Fruit Jars
 QUARTS  125
 J GALLONS  1.50
-Hosiery -
Try our B. Jelly Powders, 5 packets, J
assorted flavors for 25c.
Bifl Special -IN" Vancouver Island Cigar
English Tunic
- - Shirts - -
Well made with extra
large bodies.
Guaranteed to wash and
wear, to the satisfaction of
In Plain, Blue or Fancy
^Regular $1.50 and $1.75for
$1.00 each
Straw Hats
selling them out regardless
of cost, prices from
50c up
W. E. Morrison
Formerly Gold A Johnston, of Vic-'
toria, are Introducing a new brand
ol Cigars to be known  as the
"V. I."
Try Thein.
Local and General
Npws Notes
On the 1st of August thc Rev.
father Clement Caine, of Victoria,
B, O., will open an eight-day misBlon
at St. Mary's R. C. Church. Everyone welcome.
i ) mcet jour friends and be right
nt home, while in Victoria, stay at
the Rainier Hotel, George .lursgy
proprletot. •
Ladies' open work LACE HOSE.   All sizes, to
clear at 25c a pair.
Ladies' BLK COTTON HOSE  full fashioned,
very special at 20c a pair.
Men's Sox,  BLACK CASHMERE SOX, all sizes
25c a pair.
Infants' and Children's Sox, in   BLACK only,
regular 15c and 20c a pair, to clear at 5c a pair.
Ladies' BLACK LLAMA HOSE, the best value
in Town at 50c a pair.
Simon Leiser &Co.y Ltd. j
Hon. R. McBride and Hon. Dr.
Young will leave lor Atlin early in
lhe lunniest picture seen at the
Novelty Theatre for some time is
JoneB' New Year's Resolutions. It
made the audience laugh and sent
them all home in good humor,
T.) meet your Irienas and be right
at home, while in Victoria, stay at
the Rainier Hotel, George JuT.'gy
proprietor. •
In Ladysniith, on July 24tli, to the
wife of Mr. George Wilson, Fourth
avenue, a  daughter.
The men who have secured licenses
to engage ln wiring for electric light
have made a great number of contracts and effpect to be busy tbe balance of the year.
A fresh coat of paint is adding
greatly to the appearance of the E.
N. depot. The freight shed is
about completed, and it also will tc
There have been many deals in renl
estate this week, and thc most gratifying feature of tbe sales is that n
number of new buildings will be
erected during tile autumn.
Mrs. Joseph Ramsay, of Nanaimo
died at that city last Sunday of
heart failure. She was a native of
Alrdrle, Scotland, and had resided in
Nanaimo for the past thirty years,
of the faithful followers ol Sir Wilfrid Laurier.
Ladysmith Plumbing,
Heating and Electric Co.
Estimates given on Plumbing,
Heating, Electric Wiring, Motors, Flat Irons and Electric
A. Leslie Collingwood, Mgr.
C. S. McTovlsh V f. C. Sullivan
Office and Shop. 1st Ave., Phone 76.
A letter trom Mr. George Hillier,
who is now visiting Calgary, Ib to
the effect that everything is booming
in that city. Everything looks favorable for a big crop in the Northwest.
Hla many friends in this city are
pleased to have the assurance ol C.
tlve pioaic at Sidney on August 7th.
city. He certainly will receive a
warm welcome,—il he ever comes
Mr. George Lawrence*, who has the
contract Ior clearing the E. & N.
land, is rapidly getting tho property
ready Ior occukancy.) Thc stumps an|
being burnt, and in a lew weeks thc
land will be pructically cleared.
The commission appointed under
the "Public Inquiries Act," to in-
l.uirc into all matters connected with
the timber resources ol the province
will hold a session at Nanaimo on
the 19th ol August.
Dr. Pugsley, accompanied by Mr.
Ralph Smith, M.P., and a party ol
Victorians went up to Nanaimo on thd
noon train yesterday. They were
met at the depot here by a  number
One carload of poles has arrived
for tho company that is installing
the electric lighting plant. They have
been unloaded, and are now ready fcfc
distrjjution to tho points in the cits
where they will bo required. Tho
boiler and wire have been shipped
from the cast and should reach here
in a week or ten days. Work on thc
foundation of the power station will
be started In a   fortnight.
I have purchased the Btock of Wll
liam Hooper on Gatacre street, nnd
am now' ready to Biipply the public
with nil lines of good confectionery,
iic cream, sodas and soft drinks.
I respectfully solicit your .ustom
P. A. O'Famdl, speaking of British Oil-
umbia, sfys:
"It inn bocn nppnronl tu mo for a quartci
of a century that Ilritislt Columbia would
lake first lank amongst tho greatest na-
tions of tlio world, ltlias beyond porad-
Ventura' the finest climate, tlio mostuupc.l'
scenery noil tlio most fruitful vol-
toyn in all tlio world. Its mountain>
aro honeycombed with vast deposits of
gold and silver Ores, of leal and tsino,
of copper, coal and iron. -s Tlio energy o!
25 (HlO.flUU horses can be harnessed and stt.il-
ilized from its majestic rivers, iu tisliirln
aro of iui8iir|iii-Rnl extent, mid llrilmh ('nl-
iiiiiliia is greater in extent than the German
empire ami France coniliinoil, and it has
00,(100,000 acres, of the richest frult gmlo:.
and pasture land; ami ltt'2,000.000 cores ol
forests. Its navigable rivers and lakes exceed
those of all Europe, ami lt is destined to
liocomo the home of a race of pcoplo oven
more vigorious moro strenuous and ns
Tferoio us any that has ever yet lived."
Policy    -
with, every Diamond Point
Fountain Pen, only $2.50.
Every pen {guaranteed at
Knights Book Store
Special for This
The remainder of our stoc)
Regular  $4.50  and  $4.75
va'.ue, to clear at
$3.75 a pair
Also a line of  MEN'S
UNDERWEAR.     Regular
Price 50c a garment.    To
clear at
40c a Garment or 75c a Suit.
See Our Windows for
Bargains in SUITS
IE. Jeffs
We beg to annouice that we have one of the
± most up-to-date stocks of Electric Fixtures, Globes,
; I Fittings, now on order. Direct importation from
;; one of the largest manufacturers on the continent.
These goods will arrive iii ample time for iristal-
J lation as soon as our electric plant, now in course of
11 construction, is completed.   Estimates will be given
• • and special fixtures orders taken for import.   Cata-
• • logues for inspection at your convenience..
Ladysmith Hardware Co., w.
N. B— We will employ a competent electrician
•f to install all fixtures.
Call and Inspect Our SILVER WARE
We have Tea Sets, Sugir and Cream Suts, Frui' Sots, Cake Baskets Butter Dishes,
Cnke Hatoir, Bread l'lates, Chillis' Mugs Nepk'.n Rings, Etc, Etc.
Prices range from ono dollar upwards.
A full Stock of Rogers 1847 Plate Knives, Forks and Spoons in stock,
Before purchasing a watch, call aud see our Swiss Precision Movement, a highgrad*
timo piece, guaranteed.
Special discount of 10 per cant for this Mouth.
Houses Wired for Electric light i
A full line of ELECTRIC FIXTURES to arrive in a
few days.
See me for prices before you sign any contracts or make
any promises.
See some of my work in this city.
W.    B.    COITiptOn    Practical Electrician
OFFICE:   Peterson's Furniture Store.
Construction on two or thrco moro
new houses on the K. & N. land will
begin within a  couple of weeks.
Quite a number of Lndysmith Conservatives will attend the Conservative picnic at Sidney on August 7th,
SUMMER SUITS $5.00 TO $7.50.


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