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Vol. I.
Ladysmith, B. C, Saturday! December 12,1905.
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No. 35.
Ladysmith Meets
Seattle To-morrow
To-morrow the Seattle and Ladysmith teams play their final game in
thc Pacific Coast league scries. In
the last game at Seattle between
these two teams the Seattle team
defeated thc locals by two. goals to
one. Of course it must be remembered that the Ladysmith boys played a hard game in Vancomer the
tay before and were not in good
condition. To-morrow they will
meet their opponents prepared to do
their best to win. As a whole the
local team is in good shape. The
jboys have been practising steadily,
and feel confident that they can gain
two points to-morrow. Seattle will
4e over in full strength, and will
have twenty men with them. They
do not intend to take any chances,
as they niee"t tho Victoria United today, the first game between these
two teams. The following is,the
line-up for Ladysmith:   .
Backs—Morrison and Christian.
Halves—Granger, Strang, Struth-
ers,       "
Forwards—McDowell, McGuire, Adam, Graham and P.rovins.
Reserves—O'Connell, Warburton and
Kick-off at 2:30 sharp, and funeral
admission, 25 cents.
>tudy of attractive advertisements
it leisure, at home, will invariably
lead to big purchases and almost in
rvcry case the sale ot a lew articles
(/ill pay the entire cost of the whole
space taken. Advertising and publicity arc akin to each other. If, as
some say, advertisements do not pay
it is because the advertiser does not
supply the right copy. In almost
every case the newspaper man knows
how to set the ad in an attractive
manner but he is not to blame if
poor copy is lurnished. We are glad
to see that our merchants are alive
to thc values of space and express a
sincere hope that their advertising
campaign this Christmas will reap a
full harvest,
Fruit Mem Want
Lower Rates
Freight and express rates on fruit
shipped from interior points to the
prairie provinces and from the interior to Vancouver must be reduced.
This is thc slogan of the Uritisb. Columbia Fruit Growers' associatlou
which comprises in its membership
uearly every fruit grower in the province. The aritation is fast taking
shape and soon strong representations will be made to the railway
and express companies. The association has invited the support of various putlic bodies. W. J. Brandrith
«f Ladncr, as secretary ot the association, takes an active part in thc
movement. Me declares that thc
margin ol profit to thc fruit grower,
after paying expenses, is so small as
to be unrcmuncrativc, and this is
especially true of shipments of peaches, grapes and tomatoes. It is
claimed that if lower rates were secured tne fruit of British Columbia
would soon drive out foreign products. The assertion is also made
that local fruit dealers could not
iiandle Okana.an peaches this season
owing to prohibitive rates.
C. P. R. Will Spend
less Money
Good Investment for
Business Men
An advertising appropriation in a
reputable journal, is an investment
and should te treated as such, says
thc Itcvelstoke Mail-Herald. Not as
an expense nor charity, nor vanity,
hut a sum of money that makes dlvi-
itOttihj. It should bo as Irrevocably
fixed upon the ledger as so much appropriated upon which to do business as rent, light, heat, power, and
even more so than salaries. The
pruning should not he put into thc ■. p-
propriation when times get slack
and orders slow up, rather thc re
verse. In this Issue will be found'
many well written and interesting
advertisements from our local merchants, who realize that to set before their patrons in black and white
their many goods end prices Is a
great incentive to trade.   A   close1
While the total sum to. be expend-
>d in the west in 1909 by\ the Canadian Pacific in improvements, better-
jients and extensions, will be less
text year than it was during the
present year, it will still amount to
many millions of dollars. The total
imount expended in this way dur i>g
the present year in the west is sail
to have been about forty millions.
Officials of the Canadian Pacific
railway in various parts of the west
a;u now engaged in the consideration,
at the important undertakings which
will be assumed for thc operations of
text year. A large amount of work
which has been under construction
during the past year will be completed next summer, and new work will
he begun in all our western provinces. None of these, however, will
equal in importance some of the contracts with which the company has
teen occupied in the last few years,
af for instance thc double tracking
.rotn Winnipeg to Kcnora, on which
the sum of ten million is said to have
>een expended.
Buy Christmas Goods at Home
The Christmas season will begin in earnest next Monday, and as will be seen by reference to our advertising
columns, the citizens of Ladysmith will not have to go
away from home to purchase Christmas presents. The
merchants have made special preparations for the holidays this year, and the stodks will be found to compare
favorably with those in the larger cities of British Columbia. This being the case the citizens should make a patriotic resolve to buy all their goods at home, thereby
encouraging the merchants to keep abreast of the times,
besides keeping the money at home.
Attractions at
Victoria Theatre
The man or woman, who sends a dollar out of Ladysmith this year to buy Christmas presents is an enemy to
the city. That dollar will never return. But the man
who buys at home will indirectly benefit by the expenditure. The money will remain here. The moral is buy
everything at home.
Latest Local
and General News
Several football players from Winnipeg arrived on thc delayed train
this afternoon.
Joseph Fox, of Nanaimo, has disposed of the Windsor Hotel, ol that
city, to a company Of Calgary business men. The Windsor under Mr.
Fox's management, has built up a
profitable patronage, and is held in
high esteem by the travelling public.
Washout Delays
Train from Victoria
Mrs. Esther Kilpatrick, resident of
Wellington for 20 years, died at the
tome of her sister in Nanaimo, last
Wednesday. She had many (ricuds
on the island and lived in Victo.'ia
(or the last live years. She leaves
a daughter, Mrs. Ferrest, of Seattle,
Mrs. Oourlay, one son, Daniel, <l
Vancouver. Her son Robert, who
predeceased her some live ycira, ««s
ivel! known in ll.U district, haying
iccumulated a large tortune, and was
awner and founder of the Ladysmith
Lumber Co.
Interviewed regarding the lumber
situation, W. A. Anstic, secretary ol
the Mountain Lumber Manufacturers'
association, stated that Interior millers, generally speaking, are Just concluding one ot the most unsatisfactory ye^rs In the4 history of tbe
trade. Returns tor the past ten
months show that mountain mills
have not produced during 190ft more
than 25 per cent of their aggregate
capacity, while shipments have been
correspondingly disappointing. Prices have been very low for some tour
c r five months, but will probably Improve shortly.        j-.,,   ' ,, . h
The noon train from Victoria to
Nanaimo to-day was delayed for three
lours and did not arrive until near
3 o'clock    in the afternoon.
The trouble was caused by a wash-
jut on the line between the Summit
md the) tunnel, where there has been
1 lot. of filling in done during the
^ast few months. Thc filling
•<and and gravel and the heavy rain
of last night washed the clay away,
ch.-owing the rails out of position.
The down train got as far as the
vashoutand the passengers, express
tnd mail were transferred from one
train to the other. It took considerable time to accomplish this work,
ind as a result the regular Saturday
afternoon train both ways have been
cancelled. This will be a great in-
■ttincnicnee to several Ladysmith
people who hoped to go down to victoria to-night.
Attention is called to the list of
municipal voters on thc city clerk's
jotice board. This is the list of voters who are authorized to vote for
mayor and aldermen for the year
19(19. Any person whose name is
omitted from the list should attend!
the Court of Revision which will te
held in thc city hall at 2 p. m., on
Monday, 21st December and' most
likely adjourned until after tho coun-
lil meeting of thc same evening, and'
ihow reason why his name should
Mr. Thomas Deasy, for many years
ohief of the Victoria Fire department and now filling thc saimc position at Nelson, has resigned the latter position, and will return, to thc
const after thc beginning of thc new
year. Chief Deosy is one of the
greatest tire fighters on tho continent, and thc citizens ot Nelson regret his departure from their city.
It may be a coincidence, tut the tact
remains, that when Tom Deasy takes,
hold ol a fire department the lire loss1
Jtminished at once.
'Vm. Hooper has opened the Gem
Candy Store in the new building on
Intacrc street. Thc place has been
built specially for the purposes lor
which It is teing occupied and has
been designed with! due observance to
oonvcnlcncc. The stock is nil new
tnd has been arranged neatly on
die shelves and windows. Mr.. Hoop>
«r maintains that he has the neatest
store of its kind on the island, and
me has only to visit it to be con-
lineed that he is not exaggerating
in his claim.       _, _
Bargains in
Egyptian Mummies
While riding among the old Egypt-
Ian tombs, writes a traveler, the
tourist is usually approached by thc
relic sharks. You repel them. Then
conies a fellow who acts mysteriously, looks ajiout mysteriously, and
talks to your cicerone in an undertone. Your curiosity is aroused end
you ask your guide for information.
It turns out that the man lives in
one of the forsaken tombs near by
md that several days ago he dis-
sovered a hitherto undiscovered grave
Kith a mummy in it, from which he
had disjointed several members, and
taken some trinkets found in the
bandages. The objects could be seen
at his lodging if the traveler careu
to step that way.
They are gruesome objects that arc
displayed;! a skill), tkvo hands and
feet. There are also some beads, a
small bronze statutte, a few clay images and the mummy wrappings.
You pay, perhaps, little attention
to the latter objects on account of
thc possibility of fraud, but you arc
atliacted by the disjointed meuleis.
that belonged to a man that walked
the earth centuries before the Saviour appeared on it. True, they arc
gruesome, but they are just the
things that are more closely associated with thc name of Egypt than
any other relic could be. There is
ao chance for fraud in an object of
tins kind. They arc natural, shrunken and withered members, black,
parchment-like, and you even detect
a spicy odor which you connect with
the embalming process of the ancient
Egyptians. Surely nothing more
could be desired in the way of proofs.
At last you have acquired a real
curiosity, and you cannot help exhibiting your acquisition, on your return to the hotel, to the proprietor,
vithout,however, disclosing its source
as promised the poor Arab. Thc hotel man smiles.
"Have you been caught?" he says.
"They arc human remains, sure
tnouph, but they never grew on an
ancient Egyptian. They belong to
mmc. dark-skinned Arab who was
buried for a few years in tfic dry
sand of the desert as an investment. Hi
Is a common trick; the condition of
the ground and thc absolutely dry
climate, which exclude decomposition
and cause a natural mummification,
make the deception possible."
The Hon. Capt. Tatlow sailed yesterday from England on his return
to Victoria. It is understood that
he is accompanied by R. M. Palmer
md Moses B. Cotsworth. Mr. Cots-
worth is the English actuary, who
hap been Working yn the calculations
for the Civil Service Pensions bill.
He would have been here before had
'«e not, been detained in England en
•jmllar work for the imperial chan-
ccller of the exchequer in conn^tion
with the Old Age Pensions bill in
It is an unfortunate thing that the
theatre-loving citizens of Ladysmith
arc denied the privilege of witnessing
good dramatic performances. If there
was a first-class opera house here no
doubt many of the travelling combinations would come this way. The
few shows that do come hero are wdll
patronized. It was rumored a few
weeks ago that, a new opera house
would in all probability be erected
the coming spring, and it is prcbab'e
that the enterprise would prove a
paying one from -the start. As the
situation is at the present time those,
who are' desirous of witnessing a
good performance have to go down
to Victoria, and it would be a surprise to many to learn the number
of citizens who make it a> point to
go down to the capital on tho nights
when there are good performances i n
at the Victoria theatre.
Within the next few weeks then
will be several first-class attractions
at the Victoria, and Manager Den
ham informs The Chronicle he has
engaged for the evening of December
23 George M. Cohan's "50 Miles
from Boston." This is a musical com1-
edy, with a consistent plot, and
plenty of dramatic situations. It
contains two very pretty love stories'
and a number of catchy songs, which
■re worked into the play with a
master hand. The scenes of the
play are laid in Bi'ookfield, about 50
miles fram Boston, and the types arc,
all familiar ones, from the demure
little postmistress and her sullen
trother, to the college lad, thci high
school girls and boys, and the scli-
tmportant man of affairs, Tim Har-
rigan, who "has influence with the
Town Council." The village gossip,
who is also the village pest, is said
to he cleverly portrayed by Miss
Suzanne Leonard Wcstford, sister ot
Lillian Russell, while the role of the
lostmistress is taken by dainty Haz.-
•I Lowry. Among thc song hits
nhich Mr. Cohan has given "50 miles
Urom Boston"' are "Ilarrigau,"
"Jack and JiU," "Waltz with Me,"
"My Small Town Gal," "Ain't it
Iwful" and "Boys Who Fight the
On the evening of December 25th
and 26th, Manager Denham offers
"The Great Divide," under the direction of Henry Miller and interpreted by a company especially selected
and rehearsed by that incomparabV
producer. This performance will undoubtedly be one of the entertainments of the season. "The Great
Divide" is in three acts. Thc first
represents the interior of a cabin on
a cactus farm in Southern Arizona,
the second a 'picturesque p'tteau
high up in the Cordillera Mountains
—"the roof of the world"—and the
third thc parlor of an old New England home in Milford Corners, Mass.
From this some idea of thc spirit of
the play may be tormed. The heor-
ine is a Massachusetts girl n'ho goes
witl. her brother to Arizona to make
their fortun?s in the cactus fibre industry. There she meets a man of
thc West, one used to a wild carefree'
existence and a loose philosophy of
life. They are. strangely, met and slid
is strangely won. This is in the
first act. The remainder of the play
te a dramatic adjustment of the lives
of thc Puritan woman and the son
of the mountains and plains. The
man is regenerated through love for
the woman, while she, at first all
Iride and priggishness through training, and heredity, at last ,by force of
the same sovereign power—love—recognizes him as her lord and master.
On Tuesday, December 29, Arthur
Hnrtmann, violin soloist of the New>
York Philharmonic, Society, comes to
the Victoria Theatre. In a future
issue The Chronicle will tell something about this renowned violinist,
composer and linguist.
Roast on V idals
and Despoilers
Railway builders arc ot the type of
men who invaded Palestine as Crusaders and who swept the ancient
Romans from place and power. The;
build railways tiirohgh the wilder*
ness and through (arms and across
mineral claims without the slightest
regard for the rights of property, jand
care no more for an apple archard
than for a grove of swamp poplars.
Here in Prince Rupert white quartz,
assaying high in mcsolite, is blasted
from mineral claims and used for
aialiing a roadbed as it it was a
mere non-mineral bearing rock. But
this could be overlooked were the
tandals and despoilers whom "Jack"
Stewart and "Pat" Welch have ga?
jhered from the four corners of. tbe
earth and fiom Spokane, Washington, to stop there. But they have
gone further. The No. 2 stake ot tbe
■jiand Turk Fraction Mineral Claim,
hewed from a fine specimen of second growth cedar and marked by
John Knox with words that protected !I50 white men and women resi-
lents of Knoxville in the right to
brcatc air on Kaien island, has been
uprooted and carried away. When
Prince Rupert grows she will hare a
museum and an Historical Society,
rilled with art treasures and manuscripts pertaining to the days when
her pioneers battled, with harbor engineers and endured untold privations*
No art treasures could possibly have
so great an historic value as the
flakes of thc two mineral claims on
which the greater portion of the people oi Prince Rupert passed their
pioneer days. Yet if prompt steps
ire not taken to protect these stakes
they will be lost forever.—Prince Rupert Empire.
Concerning the
At a meeting of the British Astronomical association some time ago
% speaker, commenting on a paper
that had been read.on the natural divisions of earthly time (tho day, the
month and thc year)—derived respectively from thc earth, the moon and
tiie sun remarked that the inhabitants of Venus, if there are any such
must find it extremely difficult to establish units of time. I'Schlapaieel-
li's theory is correct, and Venus always turns the same face toward the
sun, the planet has no day, and the
lack of a moon deprives it of a
Finally, it has no year, for its
avis of rotation Is perpendicular to
the plane of its orbit and the latter
is almost circular. The problem ot
the rotation of Venus is yet unsolved. Stefanik and Hands ky conclude
from their recent observations made
from the summit of Mount Bias: that
the planet rotates in its axis once in
about 28 hours. This is tiic opinion
that was generally held before the re-
noarches of Schiaparelli. Lowell, on
the otner hand, has brought forward
fresh proof that Venus always presents the same face to the sun.
Miss Mebius, ot the teaching stall,
lent down to Somenos this morning.'
The congregation of the Methodist
Church intend having a grand ban*
]uet and concert on New Years
sight, Jan. 1st, 1909, the banquet to
begin at 5 o'clock. The ladles will
prepare an excellent feast and the
sdmicsion will be 50 cents. THE LADYSMITH CHRONICLE
Do You Want a Home?
Houses For Sale, c'so Farm Land
Fire, Life, Accident,
Marine and Plate Glass
Wills, Mortgages,
Leases and Agreements
of every kind prepared.
Notary Public
I have the honor to introduce myself to the citizens of Ladysmith, Chemainus and Duncans as the Sole Agent for Moore's
Gasoline Light Plant, which has the distinction of being the
cheapest and most brilliant light on the face of the mighty Universe, This is rather a sweeping statement to make, but it is
capable of proof tight here in Ladysmith. Should our lights be
installed in any store, Bhop of ony kind, or private dwelling house,
and proven not to reach the guaranteed standard, the money shall
bo returned to tho customer.
Ladies and Gentlemen,—lam hore to Btay with you and see
that my light gives satisfaction.   Now is the time to install.
Call around to J. E. Smith's shop on Roberts street and look In
the window, where the world's most famous lights are installed.
Yours respectfully,
Publish*! by Ceitey ft Carley st Lsdyimlth, B. C. every Wednesday end Saturday.
Advertising Rates en application.
There is no exaggeration in the statement that thousands of Canadians are watching with interest the
fight being waged by John Houston and his paper against
the sale of liquor in Prince Rupert. The eastern papers
are discussing the subject in lengfhy editorials and the
clergymen are preaching sermons o.n the same subject.
The press takes some pride in the faijt that a newspaper
man is carrying to a successful issue a contest that
should be made by the alleged temperance workers, and
the clergymen cannot see why John Houston, who, no
matter how many other offices he has run for in his time
has never yet offered himself a candidate for any office
connected with the church, should come out openly as an
advocate of temperance. There has never been a better
opportunity to put the faith of the temperance people to
the test, yet we very much doubt if one "reformer" has
offered any practical assistance to the man who is now
making the most unique fight for temperance in the history of the cause in the world. John Houston cannot be
accused of fanaticism in this fight, and who will say that
he has not balanced up his many faults if he succeeds in
making Prince Rupert the home of an industrious, sober
population ?
Drop in Lumber!
Before placing your orders write of phone the Shawnigan Lake Lumber Co,, Ltd., Shawnigan Lake, B. C.
Rough, $9.11(1—otner grades in proportion. Subject to change without)
notice. ' ■■^■■■'WiM
The Shawnigan Lake Lumber Cn.,
B. C.
Order Your Christinas Turkey
Je A. Ryan, Butcher
If the wishes of the press of Canada are consulted, Sir
Wilfrid Laurier will retain Hon. William Templeman in
his Cabinet as Minister of Mines. He has filled that office
with credit to himself and the Dominion, and the fact
that he was defeated in the recent elections can in no way
be regarded as a condemnation of Mr. Templeman as a
''; >inet officer. He was sacrified because the policy of
Lae Liberal Government with regard to Asiatic exclusion
was decidedly unpopular. He upheld Sir Wilfrid Laurier
and the Liberal party at a heavy sacrifice at a lime when
it was unpopular to do so, and it now remains with Sir
Wilfrid to stand by Hon. William Templeman. Will he
do so, is the question ? Politicians are very forgetful
sometimes and it may be that Mr. Templeman's services
will be forgotten by the men and the party he helped
into office.
Next year in Ladysmith should be one of progress and
unprecedented industrial activity. The C. P. R. property
will be sold early in the year, and the reduction in the
price of lumber will enable many to build at greatly reduced expenditure. The electric light plant will be installed and the sewers will be laid, which will mean
work for a large number of men. Besides this, there is
talk of several important manufacturing industries being
located, and, it will be the duty of the citizens to offer
every encouragement to men who are prepared to invest
their money here. If the citizens are true to themselves
and their city, this time next year Ladysmith should have
a population double what it is now.
Ladyamith is the most prosperous city in British Columbia. Who can name another city in Canada with a population of 4,000 that has a payroll of $100,000 per month V
Opinions of the Press.
It has been said that Canadians
are slow to make use ol their opportunities in exploiting the natural
resources of British Columbia, and it
has been pointed out that the Ihulk of
the lumber industry in this province
Is in thc hands of investors from vhe
United States. This i.s brought home
very forcibly by an advertisement
r.ow appearing in the Canadian Electrical News in which a firm with
Headquarters in Spokane is offering
for sale to Canadian municipalities
and companies British Columbia cedar poles. This is carrying coals to
Newcastle with a. vengeance, There is
not a single announcement by 'a
home concern offering poles for sale
in the one Canadian publication de-
«oted to electrical engineering; such
Announcements arc left to the. enterprising people soutn ot the boundary
line. The advertisement in question
is significant.—Kamloops Sentinel.
The mantle of volubility wrested
from the Kaiser has apparently been
donned ty Mr. James ,1. Hill, thc
railway magnate, lie seems to have
beon seized with an extraordinary,
impulse to speak his mind on every
possible occasion lately. Not content with having advised Canadians
what policy; they should adopt;} ili
respect to trade relations with the
United States, the president of thc
Great Northern has now boldly
faulted into the arena ol world politics. Speaking at the annual dinner of the Rochester Chamber ot
Commerce the other evening he re
lerred to the power ot the French
hankers,who, with thc savings of the
man uf the soil of France were able
to declare that no nation in Europe
ciokld go i to war unless by their sanc-
sion. "As late as the meeting ot the
Algeciras," said Mr. Hill, "the German Kaiser would not have anything
lut his own way, but in two days
he changed his mind, and It was pronounced that the difference between
Germany and France had been settled. What happened? Why, thc
French bankers said they would call
In their loans, anil the Germans were
not able to meet them. That isi the
inside of how the matter was settled."— J/ictoria Colonist.
made by a first-class artist will
make a very suitable Christmas remembrance.-
King, the phatographcr, has opened
a new up-to-date photo studio in the
Nicholson block. We guarantee to
please you. Bring, in your coupons
and leave your order for your photo
Merchant Tailor
Always in stock a full line of Woollens and Worsteds,
Fit and Workmanship guaranteed.
First Avenue Ladysmith
Stop to think—what sort of a Mattr ess are you sleeping on. -
Plenty ot them ai'e made to! look well and wear out quick,
Ta make double sure ol a good night's slceu
See that your Mattress Is made ot rlean, wholesome material.
See that your Mattress bears the registered trade mark, "Restmore"
Ybu cannot afford to be without one.
Every Popular Furniture Dealer sells them.
At the remarkable low price cf $12.00.
Always in stock at
G. Peterson, Furniture Store
Box 173
Phone 43
For Meats
Geo. Roberts'
Meat Market
Cor. First Ave. and Roberts Street.
Wood for Sale.
Splendid mill wood for sale' at
Ladysmith Lumber yard, at a low
price.   Apply to
Notice is hereby given that the
Court ot Revision on the Voters'
List will he held in the Council
Chamber, Ladysmith, on Monday,
21st December, 1908, at 2 p. m.
Ladysmith, B. C, 21th Nov., 1908.
It may not be generally known yet
It is a fact, that there is an act
upon the statutes to restrain the use
of tobacco in any form by young
persons.   The act was assented to on
the 30th of July of this year by His
Majesty King. Edward VII. .by and
with the advice and consent of the
senate and house of commons of Canada. This piece of information is
given out for the benefit of a number of young boys under the age of
ilxtfeon years who are in thc habit ot
smoking cigarettes and cigarette tobacco and as a warning to them, and
to those who may be tound supplying tobacco of any kind to boys, un-
Icr thc age of sixteen, it is understood that it is thc intention to
tigidly enforce the law if possible to
(lamp out thc habit with minors.
The penalty of furnishing tobacco o(
any kind to young persons under sixteen years of age is' as high as 110
for tho first offence, $25 .for the second and as high as $100 tor the
third offence so that a good deal ol
profit in tobacco selling) is. liable to
bo paid out in fines. For the juven-
illc smoker the law is equally considerate. For the first offence he
will be reprimanded, second offence a
fine ot not more than one dollar and
Ior' every other offence a fine of ?4
this Is for smoking or chewing tobacco in any form on the street or
in any, public place, and It tobacco in
my form is found in his possession
or even cigarette papers he is liable
to the same fines as If found using
It, and he Is also compelled to Inform
Hhe authorities from where and
whom it has been purchased— Chilli-
wack Progress:
Complete Commercial Course—Isaac
Pitman Shorthand, Bookkeeping
Touch Typewriting, Commercial Correspondence, Penmanship.
Six Months Course, ?60-tl0 per
High School and Matriculation subjects also by correspondence.
For further particulars write Mr.
W. W. Suttil, Certificated Shorthand
Teacher, Government Certificate, etc.
Arrangements made tor boarders
with supervision ol Home Lessons.
Hilbert Undertaking
Pnneral Directors and
Ladysmith    Phone 142
E. Pannell
Meats and Vegetables
P.O.BeatH. lUTSMTI Phone 44.
Livery, reed and Sale
First Avenue.
Phone 58.
Easy terms to suit all.
Maohlnes repaired and Cleaned.
Needles, Oils and parts can be had
by sending a post card to
A. E. PALMER, Agent.
Hughes' late stand on First Ave.
Light and heavy teaming.
Furniture and piano moving
a specialty.
Nicholson & Weaving
Telephone 1.
We have received our Fall
Woollens and can make you
up a Suit on shortest notice.
D. J. Matheson
I Sell T. J. Trapp & Cos
Celebrated Wagons
During the season wa have told a large number
ot wagons, Implements and logging trucks.
Everything carries a guarantee-
Duller Street
James Duncan
Suits cleaned"and pressed.
Alterations made.
Charges moderate.
earns iiwi lutsiiiti
If you require anything done in
this' line for Christmas please see oue
New Mouldings and get cost of any.
ilized frame made up to suit your requirements.
High Street.
A. Maxwell Muir, C. E.
1208 Government Street
Famous Hymns and
Their Authors
It is interesting to note how roapy
celebrated hymn-writers are octogenarians, writes Henry Mann in the
Loiidn.' haily News, two or
three years ago. Mrs. Cousins,
ivho wrote "The Sands of Time," has
just reached her eightieth year; Mr.
Albert Midlane, thc author- of
"There's a Friend for Little Children," is of a similar age; Bishop
Bickersteth, who Wjrote "Peace, Perfect Peace," is on the verge ot
eighty-one; Mr. Baring-Gould, whose
"Onward Christian Soldiers" has
leen a prime favorite for over forty
years, is well on in thc seventies;
the authoress of "I think When I
Read the Sweet Story of Old," Is a
ilonogcnarian, and recently, appeared
before the magistrates as a Passive
The sprightly American lady, who
has written, it is said, more than 8,-
*00 hymns and songs, is better known
*s Fanny Crosby than Mrs. Alexander Van Alstyne. Her maiden name
its the name by which she will be
best end longest remembered, but
KannyCrosby is only one of the multitude of names used by her at one
time or another. She has Dr. Robertson Nicholl's love for an alias.
There are hundreds of her hymns in
circulation bearing the name of
Charles Bruse, or Sally M. Smith,
or Lizzie Edwards, or Grace Francis, or Ryan Dykes, or Henrietta
Elizabeth Blair, and several others.
Probably because of this well-known
eccentricity many hymns are attributed to her erroneously, and may
account for the huge total with
*»vhich she is credited.
The tragjedy of her lifelong blindness she never regarded as a tragedy.
Sharing this affliction with Dr. George
Mathison, wha wrote "Oh, Love
That Will Not'Let Me Go," sho
nonsiders that her ."knowledge at one
entrance quite shut out" has opened
the gates of knowledge at other.entrances, and given her a.finer perception of those things that have to do
a-lth the spir t rather than with thc
material. To an onlooker the pathos
i»f it is acute. To see this merry-
hearted little woman, wedded to a
man as blind as herself, revelling la
the joy of life, glad in the things
that she has, and resolutely refusing
'lo pine over the things that she has
tot, with music in her soul and
Jau.'J'ter on her lips, is one of the fln-
ese rebukes we know of to the pessimism of tf.ie age.
In the case of more than one hymn
<•,( Fanny Crosby the words were
written to the music. "Safe in the
Arms of Jesus" is a case in point.
It is said that Mr. Doanc, thc composer, who was fond of writing pleasing melodies waited upon the blind
■mthoress, and hummed over to her
a song without words which he had
Just put together, and asked her to
arite approptiate lines for his melody. Miss Crosby had just heard
itf a street incident in New York, in
Which a little girl had been terribly
frightened by a street row, was pick;
td up by .a passerby and placed in her
mother's arms willu the words,
"There, don't cry, little one, you
are safe in your motner's arms";>and
with this incident in mind Miss Crosf
hy wrote the hymn "Safe in the
.Irms of Jesus," which has since
been indissolubly wedded to Mr.
Doane's tune.
The composition of the well-known
hymn:  '• ;     ''!   :
Rescue the perishing,
Care for the dying,
Snatch them in. pity from sin and
the grave; -
lad its origin in an incident that oc
curred at the Bowery mission. When
speaking to an audience ot some of
the roughest and most degraded characters to be found in that neighborhood, Miss Crosby said, "If theret is
any boy here who has wandered as
tar as possible front mother and mother's God, I want to shake hands
with him." At the close of the service a young man, approached,her and
said, "Miss, did you mean mc?"
Her conversation with him led to, his,
conversion, and, realizing the need
}f work, among this abandoned class,
ind full of pity for their man-forsak-
eo condition, she was led to write
the few verses which in themselves
ire an appeal for tenderness and synv
pathy in dealing with the outcast..
Many a congregation and mission
hall audience have sung the entreating hymn,
Pass mo not, 0 gentle Saviour,
Hear my humble cry; .
While on others thou art calling,
Do not pass rnie by,
without knowing anything of the circumstances which inspired its composition. They are as follows: Miss
Crosby visited one of the state prisms during the time of the great re-
rival in the early seventies. In the
midst ot her address to the criminals
the was interrupted by one of the
Inmates crying out in an agonized
(one, "Good Lord, don't pass) by
me." The startling cry of the penitent man rung in the speaker's ears
lor days afterwards, and under its
•/ailing influence she wrote the verses of the hymn, ending with tbe
pleading refrain,
Saviour! Saviour I
Hear my humble cry.
Many of her hymns have been set
to music by her 'blind husband. Mr.
alstyne, himself an accomplished
Hints for the Home.
To Make English Plum Pudding.
Seed first one pound of raisins
when preparing to make an English
plum pudding; mix with them a
pound of currants and half a pound
it minced orange peel; dust over a
quarter of a pound of flour. Chop
fine one pound ot suet; add to it a
quarter of a pound of brown sugar,
half a nutmeg, grated, three-quarters
of a pound ot stale, dry breadcrumbs.
Mix all the ingredients together.
Beat five eggs, without separating,
until light; add to them half a pint
of orange or grape juice; pour over
the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. The mixture should not be
>/ct, but each particle should be
moistened. Pack this into small
greased kettles or moulds. It will
fill two three-pound kettles. Put on
the covers, stand the moulds in the
iteamer, and steam them steadily for
ten hours. The easier way is to get
the ingredients ready the night before; mix and put them on early in
the morning, allowing them to cook
all day. Take them from the steamer, remove thc lids of thc kettles or
moulds, and allow the puddings to
rool; then replace thc lids and put
the kettles away. They will keep
In a cool place for several months or
a year.
Two Good Receipts for Plain Plum
To make plain plum pundlng, mix
together one pint of stale, dry breadcrumbs, one cupful of brown sugar,
a teaspoonful of cinnamon, half a
grated nut meg and half a pound ot
finely chopped suet. Stone half a
pound of raisins and mix with them
ball a pound of cleaned entrants and
half a pound of shredded citron. Dissolve haK a teaspoonful of soda In a
lablcspoonful of warm watci'; add to
It half a cupful of New .Orleans molasses. Add this to three eggs, well
beaten, and pour the whole over the
For the
PIPES of all descriptions,
CASES.    ■
SETS in Ebony and Sterling gilvcr.
' 'Also the largest assortment of Silt
verware in plate and sterling, Cut
Glass, etc., in town.
We have no prizes to give but we
can certainly give you your money's
worth on every article that is purchased at our store.
dry ingredients. Mix, and pack in
greased moulds or kettles. Steam or
boil for four hours.
A plain Christmas pudding is made
as follows: Chop fine one cupful of
suet. Stone one cupful of raisins.
Dissolve a teaspoonful of soda in two
to one cupful of New Orleans molasses. Now add this to the suet, then
half a pint of milk, half a teaspoonful of salt, a teaspoonful of cinnamon and three cupfuls of sifted flour..
Beat vigorously for two minutes and
add tho raisins, floured. Pour into
a wcll-grcascd mould, put on the lid,
and steam or boil continuosly for
three hours.
Tempting Little Cakes for Christinas.
Beat half a pound of butter to a
cream'; add two ounces of grated
chocolate.thcn add two-thirds of a
cup of granulated sugar; -beat for ten
minutes. Have ready four eggs, beaten without separating until they are
very light, and half a pint of sifted
fine flour, add a little of the csRi.aml
% little of the Jour and beat for ten
We have just received a fine consignment of Post Card Albums and
a new stock of Christmas Stationery.
Come and see us.
We are receiving new books every
day, and you can now buy standard
novels, and thc works of thc modern
novelists for 15 CENTS PER COPY.
Yon can lift a plate, fronts red hot stove
without burning your hands.
The greatest household device ever
Agent for Lailysmitli, Esplanade,
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i Sensible Gifts for Christmas
Our store is small, but it is fully stocked with Useful and Beautiful Christmas Gifts. We have a
very large stock and to get it off our hands are oflering surprising Bargains. When you buy from us
you get the most up-to-date gjods and the quality is sterling.
A Few Suggestions
Watches, Ladies' and Gentlemen's,
in hunting or open face; Rings of all
descriptions, for Children, Ladies or
Gentlemen—and in prices ranging
from the Baby Ring at 75c. upwards
to the Diamond Ring at $200.00;
Bracelets;; Necklets;. Lockets; Stick
Pins; Lace Pins; Brooches; Baby
Pins; Ladies' Long Lorgnette
Chains; Fobs; Cuff Links; Etc.
Manicure Sets, Brush and Comb
Sets, Writing Cases, in Leather,
Work Boxes, Smokers' Sets, Cigar
and Cigarette Cases, Pipes, Ebony
Mirrors and Bruslics.
A fine assortment of English Silver.
Plate, all in beautiful cases. Very
suitable for useful gifts.
Every  dollar    spent gives    yoi
drawing on the Diamond Ring, i
l guess, at the number of beans,
the watch.
Any article you may choose
be laid aside until called Inc.
Jeweller and
minutes. Grease a shallow pan and
dust it thickly with Hour, then
sprinkle it with granulated sugar (it
is- better to do this before beginning
thecakc). Pour in the 'batter; bake
In a moderately quick oven about
twenty minutes. When done, cut
Into squares or diamonds. Theso arc
nice masked with chocolate or white
Icing, and dusted with chopped almonds or other nuts.
To make cream honey cakes, sift
one pound of pastry flour and rub
into it a Quarter of a pound of good
butter; then add two ounces of granulated sugar and two tcaspoonfuls of
bakinf, powdery mix thoroughly. Beat
the yolks of two eggs; add half ai pint
of milk; add this gradually to the
Jour. Knead, roll lightly, and cut
Into fancy shapes. Place them in a
taking-pan, brush the tops with
milk, and bake in a moderate oven
lor twenty minutes. These arc served with strained honey poured over
The firemen have changed the date
of their ball from the eveningi of
New Years, to New .Years eve.
Fall Clearing
In order to clear off this
summer's stock of Wall Paper I will dispose of this sea
son's patterns at a greatly
reduced rate.
J.   E.  SMITH,    Rikirts Stmt
Christmas Is Coming. Are You Prepared for It?
We have just received our advance stoc!: o f Christmas Toys, Novelties, Christmas Cards, Etc.   Deal where you get the best value and that's
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McKELVIE BROS.,   First Avenue, Ladysmith
Annual Ball
Ladysmith Opera House
New Year's Eve
(Dec.   31st,    1908.)
Here's Our Answer to the Gift Question:
What Can I Buy Him ?
Men's. Slippers of Kill ol Felt are alluring Gilts fur Futl.er, u for Brother,
or fur "My Us it Fellow."
Here's Our Answer to the Question: Whit Can I
Get Het for Christmas ?
Slippers, dainty Slippen of Felt or Sift Rid, lined with flteoe lining.   Very
appropriate gifts for this season of the your.
For the Children We Would Suggest:
A little pair of fleece-lined uum Boots.
A puir of nice little Feet Slipper*.
Ar even a nice little pair of Loots.
CAVIN, the Shoeman
Has a Fully Supply
TICKETS—?2  per couple,  including supper.    Extra lady, 75 cents.
Ready for Business
With one of the finest
Supper by Mrs. Decker.
Dr. R.B. Dier
Surgeon Dentist
KOR SALE-3 Lights Vapor Gasoline Lighting System. Perfect condition.    Hooper, Ladysmith,
Confectionery Stocks
y ','   ever brought into the city. j
Everything will be sold at thc lowest possible price.
"•■ ,     Full assortment of Cigars and Tobaccos. . ,,
' III!
Gem Candy Store
Pointers for
; this exclusively and have some
?ery pretty pieces. Dainty Tc.v
Sets, teapot sugar and cre.vm,
two cups and saucers, with tray
at $1.50, $1.75, $2.00, 12.50 to
$3.00 set.
IBo to $1.15 eabh,
-50c. to $2.50 each.
Bon Hon Dishes, Nut Bowls,
Fruit Bowls, Mustard Pots, Vases, Celery and Pickle. Dishes, etc.
Just Ion'; these, over.
ehief, Collar and Tie Boxes u nn
Bile to $1.25 pr.rti.
FANCY TR. *r0m 25c to
FANS-Made in Silk' with
, v J^vs 'or 'double embroidered,
from 10c. to $1.50 a pair.
—Our stock this your is larger,
totter and cheaper than ever.
Wc have   ngreat   range to pick
Irom. Prices from 20c to 411.00
a box.
from 5c to $2.75 each.
oug Bios', famous Chocolates in
i, i, l-lli and 2-lli boxes. Also a
good line of Scotch Candy and
Space will not allow us to describe our full Christmas lines
but a look in at our stor ■
•/ill give you a good idea of what
we carrv.
Local and General.
Blair & Adam are unloading a car
of canned vegetables, imported direct
Irom Bloomfleld, Ont.
Bring Your Pictures Here
To Be Framed for Christmas
Smith, the pioneer photographer
mill open up his studio in timo, for
the Christmas holidays.
In Ladysmith, Thursday, December
10, to the wife of Mr. Alexander
Thomas, Fifth avenue, a daughter.
To morrow evening Rev. Mr. McMillan will speak on "Queen Esther,
at Woman's Position in the State."
Meals 20 Cents and Up.
Best 25 Cent Meal in Victoria for 20 Cents. Patronize
White Labor by eating here. Special atteniion given to
tourists and visitors, who are cordially welcome. We
keep the Celebrated Grand Duke Cigar.
All Our Christmas Stock
Is now in, and we are showing a fine line of Christmas
Cards and Calendars, Photo
and Post Card Albums Souvenir Belt Pins, Sewing Sets,
Toys, Books and Dolls.
Call In and See Them.  No trouble to Show You.
Knight's Book Store
The Presbyterian Sunday school is
milking preuarationS for a holiday
concert, the date to be announced litter.
It you want your shoes repaired as
they ought to be dune, patroni'/.e the
While Shoemaker at Cavin's Foot-
rear Store.
First class work guaranteed.
Sec our stock of Christmas Cards.
Over 2,000 to choose from. Sample
cards. No two alike. Ladysmith
Hardware Company.
Mr. Milton Oppcnheimer, representing J. Y. Griffin & Co., of Vancouver, is in thc city today in thc interests of his firm.
Bear in mind that you get a discount of two and a-half per cent for
cash at Gear's Ideal Grocery
Store, First avenue. *
The Victoria Colonist Was fifty
rears old last Friday, and that paper will issue a mammoth edition tomorrow in commemoration of the
A. J. Wcskett left this morning for
i holiday trip that will extend over
Iwo weeks, and San Francisco will
be included in the places to be visited.
Small ranch, 10 acres of
good fruit land midway between Ladysmith and Chemainus.   Apply at
C. Gardner's Grocery
Dr. Fagan has started a province-
Kjde campaign in aid of the new
sanitarium at Ti'anquille, and is
already making preparations' for
sending out quantities of Christmas
stamps such as met with such success at the recent Anti-Tuberculosis
bazaar in Victoria.
Don't forget that you get two
guesses as to thc number of seeds,in
the two pumpkins for tvcryi dollar
spent at Gear's Ideal Grocery
Store, First avenue. *
Ralph Smith, M. P. for Nanaimo,
has left for Ottawa. It is understood that he has been summoned bjj
Sir Wilfrid Laurier to discuss political conditions in. British Columbia.
Remember when buying Cigars for
Christmas be sure and see that you
.«-•( the "Grand Duke," done up in
10, 25 and 50 boxes. Everyone who
has smoked a "Grand Duke" knows
Hs quality.
Report of Accident
and Burial Fund
Benefits paid by Accident and Burial
Fund for month ending November 30th.
1908 s
lioorgo Smith 830 00
C. Matson  SO 00
fioii'beito..: ..";".'    26 00
Robert Bell :..   9 00
•folin Jones ,    9 00
Mat. Alton  12 00
.fame i Deeming    10 00
Mitor Pofooitoh  21 00
William Andrew    6 00
William Russell    6 00
E. Lowe    6 00
George May ,....   7 00
James Sharpe. . - ,    6 00
$181 00
Second-hand range, £22.50. 'Good
lis new. Apply Mclnt yre Foundry
Co. ■   --^*y
Owen Dabb, while at work in the
Extension mine last Wednesday, met
with a painful accident. A box containing a ton of rock ran over Mr.
:iahb, which resulted in the fractui'e
ef three ribs and severe bruises to
the body. It is fortunate that the
injury did not prove fatal, tor it is
rarely indeed that one of those box-
ts passes over the body without
mising death. The patient is now
it his home and rapidly recovering
yider the attention of Dr. Frost,
The smelter resumed operations
this morning and the prospects are
that it will now run steadily for
lomc time. The Thordis is; now unloading ore and the supply is expected to continue.
We have thc best line in thc city
of pipes, cigar-holders, cigarette-
holders, cigar cases, smoking sets,
and evoi'ytiynB ttic smoker needs.
,Iust thc thing for Christinas presents.   Ladysmith Ilardwore Company
Sunday services: At 8 a. m., low
mass At 10:30 a. m., high mass.
At 2 p. in., Sunday school. At 7
p in., evening service and Benediction.
Sunday Services at U a. in. and p
p. m.     Bible   Class   and   Sunday
School at 2 p. m.   Prayet   meeting
Wednesday at 7 p. m.
J. McMILLAN, Pastor.
Morning, 11 a. m.; evening, 7 p. m.;
Sabbath school, 2)30 p. m. Everybody welcome.   All scats free.
Epworth league meets Tuesday
evening at ,7 p. m.
Prayer meeting Wednesday evening
at 7 p. m.
We are making it worth your while to do your Christmas shopping, at home this year.    We hive this year a bigger and better assortment of the following lines than ever shown before:
Doll ands Toys,   Books and Games,
Tea and Dinner Sets,
Fancy Goods, China Novelties, Etc.
•{•  and we allow no one to give you a greater equivalent foryour mon-4»
.. ..
.. cy.   Our Christmas plans are on a larger and better scale than o\er,.
] |, Before with goods and prices fiat show at a glance that we mean j J
'' business.   Keep your trade at home and    do your   shopping, early. •'
.. Anything wanted we can get.   No occasion to    send away for a.
j£ single thing.
Ladysmith Hardware Co., ud.
The debate or "Vaccination" fixed for Saturday evening Is postponed owing to one ot the leaders hav-
nghoen Injured. A to)k on "Self
Help" will be given by the president.
Have you seen those two pumpkins in our window?
Do you think you can guess how
many seeds there are in each?
We are going to give a prize of $10
worth of groceries to the one guessing the nearest number of seeds in
the large one, and 85 to the one
guessing tbe nearest number in the
small one.
Every, dollar spent with us from
Saturday,    November    21, on until
New Year's Eve entitles you to a
You might win both prizes it you
are a good guesser.
Scott's Building, First Avenue.
1 (•♦♦•••♦♦•••••••♦♦•••••♦♦••♦♦••••♦♦•O-*****
Nearly every ti>wn in the province
is organizing a hoard of trade. Is it
not about time Ladysmith was doing something in this line?
In thc school board report last
Wednesday, it should have read that
Miss Feveridgc resigned, not "Miss
Christmas Gifts
Grocery Specials
Do you wish a Souvenir of Lady-
Mnith?   It so, get   one of our Silk
Handkerchiefs with thc Maple Leaf
ftnrf Ladysmith beautifully  worked.
Pride 75c each.
Ladies'    Bead   Hand   Bags—Very
much in demand at present.   A very
choice selection at prices from $1.00
Bilk Shawls in white and black, at
reasonable prices.
Lace Scarfs and Eiswool Scarfs at
50c up to $1.25.
Ladies'  Oolf    Jackets in  Norfolk
style, home   made,   guaranteed   to
wear    well.    In navy and crimson,
$3.50 each.
For the little tots   what is nicer
than a nice Bearskin Coat.   Come in
white, red and trown.
For Girls, why.   not give a   nice
dress which will 'he useful as well as   -
Gentlemen's Scarfs-Our showing of
•these goods is very chaste and up-
Our Shoe   department   is lull of
good serviceable Shoes for Ladles and
Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, not forgetting thc little, ones.    If you require shoes pay us a visit.   We havo
the largest selection of shoes in the
Jap Oranges, 75c per box.
Short Dread, 50c per tin.
i                                           »
Tamallon, 05c per tin.
Parisian Wafers, 10c per,tin.
Edinburgh Rock, 30c per tin.
Aberdeen Rock, 30 c per Un.
CAKES-Abetnethy, Ciiltan, Ora'n-j';
ola, Tyrol Waters,    Marie, Capstan,
Nice,  A'pinc Wafers,  Butter Tinge,
Osborne, l)5c per lb.
ITALIAN      W'AFERS-Playm'ate,
Schoolmate,  Arctic, Trafalgar, Ure-
'   inona.
Oat Cakes, 15c per packet.
Christmas Stockings, 10c, 15c, 50c '
and $1.00.
i   ■ . - r ■
Simon Leiser & Company, Ltd, fjj§i store


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