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With Which Is Amalgamated the Ladysmith Standard.
Vol. I.
Ladysmith, B. C, Wednesday, June 9, 1909.
Electrical Engineer
Jas Been Engaged
In the language of the streets there
"was something doing" at the.meeting of the City Council Monday evening. From seven o'clock till a
quarter past ten the city fathers
wrestled with various complicated
problems, from the building of
streets'to the Installation of electric
lighting plan's. As a result there
will be much.street work going on
within the next few weeks, and tenders (or the installation of an electric lighting plant will be called tor
at once. An electrical engineer has
been engaged, and he will look oyer
the plans for the plant.
There were present ah tbe meeting*.
Mayor Nicholson and Aid. Campbell,
Roberts, Dier, Brown, McKinnell and
The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.
Mr. J. Stewart wrote the Council
with reference to clearing up Buller
Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
Several of the aldermen ex-
should be done with this.street.
Aid. Matheson said the city received
considerable.revenue from that end of
the street, and the work should be
attended to. -'.,,
Mayor Nicholson and Aid. Dier
both expressed themselves in thc
same vein, and the communication
was received and filed.
There were several communications
dealing with the sewer debentures,
from Eberls ft Taylor, Mason & Mason, and other, and a copy) of the de'
henture form was presented for the
approval of the Council, and the
signature ot the Mayor and City
Clerk. The debenture form was
read and approved'and the desired
signatures added.
Mr. M. Hutcheson, electrician, Vlc-i
toria, wrote concerning tbe plans of
the electric light plant presented for
his inspection. Generally speaking,
Mr. Hutcheson endorsed the plans,
but advised a change In the generators, except the Council intended tt)
supply motors. The communication
was received and Hied tor future reference.
Mayor Nicholson presented the
plans for his new building on First
Avenue. His Worship explained that
his building would be better than the
plans, Inasmuch as lje might add another storey at a later date. There
was considerable .discussion as to tbe
grade of the street, and it was .found
necessary to examine the minutes ot
the Council tor last autumn to find
out the terms ol tbe application for
this building.
Tbe plans were accepted by tbe
Accounts aggregating JJ19.6B were
presented and referred to the finance
committee, to be paid 11 found correct.
Mayor Nicholson reported that he
had Interviewed Mr. Beasley with regard to the site tor the electric light
plant. There would be no difficulty
in dealing with the B. ft N. railway
company with regard to the track
and lt would be only now necessary
to see Mr. Little. He Javored the
erection ofthe plant on the strip of
land ton the Esplanade at the Juncture of Methuen Street.
Dr. Dier stated that when he had
first Interviewed Mr. Beasloy he had
received practically the same assurance. It would lie remembered that
the Council had Instructed the city
clerk to   write Mr. Little.
City Clerk Morrison said he had
not yet had an answer from Mr.
Mayor Nicholson was satisfied that
the site chosen was the best—all
things considered.
Aid. Matheson agreed with the
Mayor. It was the moBt convenient,
and he moved the adoption of the
committee's refibrt, which was seconded and carried.
Aid. Campbell referred to several
had pieces of sidewalk, and this tn
duced the Interrogation from Dr.
Dier, as to whether Mrs. Vnter had
been seen with regard to the cement
.sidewalk on Roberts Street.
Several of the aldermen expressed
the belief that nothing could' be done
with regard to the cement sidewalk,
so lt was decided tn build a wood
walk, from Morrison's store along
Roberts Street to connect with ' the
cement sidewalk at the postoffice and
Bnden-Powell Street.
Tenders will be called for the lumber at once for this and other street
- lt was also resolved to move the
stones from First Avenue und Cat
acre Street to make a Inundation
lor certain work on Roberts Street.
It Was decided to write to the owners nf the Opera House and Inform
. t.hem that the sidewalk was about to
be built, and-see what would be done
with regard' to tho verandah in front
of that building.
An Informal discussion took place
with regard to the recent tour of investigation ot the aldermen and It
was stated thnt road Improvements
would bertn this year tn nn exact
nnpoalte direction'to where they) had
started Inst year.
Under the head of new business,
Aid. Dier referred tn complaints that
bad been made with regard to the
l»nk of water at certain points in the
This brought nn some discussion
as to the cause ol the low pressure,
nnd to thc best methods of getting
a remedy,
This matter is Ukely to come up
Thc subject ol street Improvements
came up ugaiu, aud tho Council decided to take another wulk around
the city, tBis timo tu a different
Application for electrical engineers
were then read. There were sixteen
of them ond it took over an hour to
read the applications and the testimonials:
From Nelson Hewson, Vancouver,
salary $100 per month..,
J. R. Robertson, Vancouver, salary $100 pcr month. i
_Robt. O. Wilson, Cumberland, salary, (125 per month.
O. H. Walls, Vancouver, $1500 per
A. Gain, Vancouver, $150 pcr
month. |
Percy Edwards, Vancouver,. $90 per
Langley ft Williams, Vancouver,
consulting engineers,.
W, H. Evnnl, Vancouver, $150 pcr
A. Parker, Duncan, on. behalf ot his
son, Chas. S. Parker".
M. Leltch, Vancouver, $150 pcr
Chas. B. Baxter, Victoria, $100
pcr month.
George M. Turner, Victoria, $100
per montlf.
J. A. Vivian Rowc, Vancouver.
W. L. Hutton, Vancouver, $125
per month.
Harold J. Gilbert, Vancouver $300
per month.
Peter Wilson, Vancouver, $150 pcr
Guy C. Herald, Victoria, $120 per
After discussing the qualification:*,
of the various applicants, it was. de-
decided to ballot on five of them:   |
Turner, Hewson, Gain, Baxter and
Parker. - j
The first ballot resulted ln six for.
for Turner; one lor Gain. |
Turner was therefore declared elected, and his duties began Tuesday.    |
It .was decided to let the whole j
work in one contract, and the plans
will be decided upon by the engineer I
The matter of the sewers was re i
ferred to, and just as soon as the
money for the debentures reaches
here, an enblneer will be appointed
and the contract let. !
Thc Council adjourned at 10.15.
Fatal Accident at
Thomas Kulal did not survive tbe
accident he met with in the Extension mines Saturday. He was taken
to Chemainus hospital and . given
every attendance, but on Sunday
morning at~6 o'clock, he succumbed.
As wns stated in last Saturday's
Chronicle, thc accident was the result of a tall of coal. It tbok sonic
time to extricate him,. and an examination proved that his injuries were
of a very serious character. When Jic
reached the hospital it was seen,
that his recovery would be a miracle, and he gradually grew weaker
until his death Sunday morning.
Coilincr Davis held an Inquest the
following composing the jury. O.
Campbell, foreman, and Messrs.
John Gillespie, Geo. Kent, W. Hepple, Jas. Durns and Hugh Stobbn.
Inspector Dick were present.       ''■
Chief Inspector   D.  Shepherd   ai
After hearing all thc evidence bearing on the accldont the Jury return
ed thc following verdict:   .
"Wc, tho Jury empanelled to enquire into the death ot Thomas Kulal, unanimously agree that the do
ceased came to his death by a fall
of. coal, which ovorhuug while tamp,
ing a hole, nnd that his death was
purely, accidental."
Thomas Kulal was, horn iu Austria,
37 yeurs ago, and has resided iu Ladysmith for a number of years. He
had a wife and two children, and Was
held in high esteem hy a large, number of friends. His funeral Tuesday
evening was a very largo one.
Local and General
News Notes
Premier McBride will leave about
thc end of the present week on a lew
weeks tour of the interior ol the proj
Mrs, P. Gilmour, a former resident of Nanaimo, has been granted
a full decreo of divorce in thc courts
ol King County, Wash.| ,.
Moses Webley Meets
With Sudden Death
Last Monday Moses Webley, the
15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. T.
Webley, of Ladysmith, was caught
between two cars at the -mines
at Extension and was so badly
injured that he died shortly atter he
was brought home. The boy had been
tending a trap door, and forgetting
the recent addition of four cars had
tried to cut in after the usual five
car trip. He was knocked down and
dragged along the track, and when
picked up waB Insensible. He was
brought down to Ladysmith and it
was intended to take him to -the hospital. He sank rapidly and died
Monday afternoon.
An inquest was order for this nt-
tornoon, and tho funoral will take
place at 6.30 this evening.
Young Webley was a bright boy
and had many friends who deeply
sympathise with his family in their
Henry Albert Small, one ot the
oldest and most popular commercial
travelers in Canada, died at Revel-
stoke last week. In point of. length
ot time on tho road, Mr. Small, tt
is believed, was the oldest. Ho atari,
ed us a traveler when he was but 17
years old, and as he virtually died, lnf
harness, bo was on tbo road tor 51
years. Ho was born in Kent, England, on August 31st, 1841, He- camo
to Canada at the age of 17.,"Harry"
as he was called by his innumerable
friends, was one of the best-liked
and most respected travelers In-Canada. He was one ol tho oldest members ol tho Dominion Travelers' Association, and hud been connected'
with thnt body for moro than 35
years. Mr. Small was of a cheery,
kindly disp""itlou, over ready to lend
a helping bund and to encourago and
aid those who wero in bard luck, Dp
to the very last he had a more than
ordinary! capacity tor holding his customers. This was because he looked
atter their interests an well as tbat
of the houso represented.
Hon. W. Templomun bad a conference yesterday morning with the
minister of trade and commerce, nnd
with Mr. Oreelman, representing tbe
C.P.R., relative 'to improvement of
the mall service ln British Columbia,
especially In tho northern portion.
Arrangements will be made tor an
improved service to Queen Charlotte
Island and on the Sttklne and Skee-
na rivers. Mr. Templeman with Mr.
Brock, acting director ot mines, will
make an official trip through northern British Columbia and to Dawson
In August, Investigating tho needs
nnd prospects of furthor development
of tbe mining industries. Mr. Templeman leaves for Victoria at tho
end ol this week,
In future notice oi the arrival aad
departure of the transfer barge will
be posted on the bulletin board at
the E. & N. railway depot. This will
be a great convenience to passengers
for Vancouver.!
The Hart Manufacturing Co.'s representative will be at Simon Leiser
ft C'o.'b store tomorrow irom 10 to
1 o'clock, and will show samples of
' " s' fall suits. Ladies aro cordially invtted to bo present.
Ono of the 1/J, known launch owners in tho city wont out last Sunday to investigate the impedtmonta
to navigation between here and Chemainus, and it is reported on good
authority that he found them all.
Tlio Council will advertise tor tenders for lumber to build a sidewalk
\n Roberts street trom First avenue
to connect with the cement sidewalk
at the postoffice and also trom tho
end of the cement walk on the Esplanade to Badcn-Powcll street.
tomorrow evening thc following excellent programme will be presented:
"Wcary's Christmas Dinner, ' "Dancer ond the King," "Life's a Gamo
of Cards," "The New Stenographer"
and the songs: "Roguish Eyes" and
"Two Little Baby Slices."
Fires have started, according to report, in several Vancouver Island
district. The most serious outbreak
is among thc timber of the J ordan
river country along tho west coast.
A telegram received this morning
states that thc conflagration is raging furiously and, thnt, if the present
hot weather continues, tt is probable
thnt a large area of valuable timber
will be devastated. The authorities
believe, despite thc indications, that
the loss from this source will not be
as heavy this year as in thc past.
Tli? British Columbia Government's
now and stringent regulations are expected to be most beneficial In their
effect. Thc.system of inspection that
has been introduced, fire wardens
having been stationed in the different districts to put out incipient
fires and to guard against the carelessness, of campers, should prevent
u repetition of what has occurred
It Will Be a
Hospital Commitee
Getting Down to Work
Interesting Items of
Sport in Ladysmith
Moore's team will play the Methodist team at 5.30 p. m. Thursday
on the Sports grounds:
The lineups will be as follows:
Goal— Robert Greaves.
Backs— J. Sanderson, R. Struth-
Halves-.!. McKay, P. G. Noot, B.
Forwards— W. E. Akenhcad, Wm.
E. Moore, Dr. Dfer, J. A. Knight, J. |
Goal— C. Dclcourt.
Backs—H. Allsopp, R. Blakely.
Halves- R. Purklns, John Wilkinson, F. Weir.
Forwards— R. Simpson, J. Fisher,
C. Clonk, W. Law, K. Wilkinson;
Spares— John Allsopp ami Joe
Dr. A. C. Frost has put up a cup
for a series of games between the Extension and Ladysmith Lacrosse
Clubs. The cup, which is on exhibition at Noot's, is a very nice one.
The boys appreciate the Doctor's
generosity and will do all ln their
power to keep the cup here.
.- • • a
In all probability a gamo wlthEt-
toiiston will take placo tomorrow o -
cnlng. The boys need practice for
their match on the First wbon thoy
will play somo outsflo team, doubtless Nahaimn, though word has been
received that tho V. A. C. ot Vancouver would like a gamo on that
date. The local team does not feel
quite oquat to the task ot playing
tho Vancouver team so early in Iho
season, but may be able later In the
season to try conclusions with, teams
trom both Vancouver and Victoria.
• • •
IC huu not been finally decided yet
whether or not the boys will Journey
to Nanaimo on Sunday for revenge.
Ladysmith Is going strong on athletics this year. They have got a
lacrosse team going, and now thoy
havo reorganised the old baseball
team. Jack Ryan, a good sport,
aud a great baseball enthusiast, has
been "appointed manager, with O. E,
Jennings, as caT/tuin, I'hoy aro
now open to recelvo dates and the
Froo Piohs roportor received from
Manager Ryan ou Sunday, a challenge to tlio Nanaimo players. Na-
unnlmo cuu never sit down under a
challenge from Lndysmith, aud it Is
up In the boys toTRct ont and show
tlio Smeller City hoys how to piny
the game —Nnnnlino Free Press.
Mr. and Mrs. 13. II. Jonos have
returned from a month's visit to San
Francisco. They had an enjoyable
time, and visited all the places ol
note in tho vicinity. Mr. Jones was
particularly struck with the rapidity
wJth which big buildings have been
erected to tako the place ot those destroyed hy earthquake and fire three
years ago. Many pretty places were
visited, hut- both Mr. and Mrs.
Jonos are satisfied that the natural
surroundings on Vancouver Island
arc quite as attractive as the artificial parks and recreation resorts ot
California. Business is dull, but the
people ire looking ahead to better
times ln the near future.
Archie Kerr, the popular skipper ol
th? launch "Kerrful", has things up
to-date. On Sunday be took tho
baseball boys to Chemainus and
made the trip In good time. Picnic
parties will do well to remember
Archie has the'launch for hire at all
times and is prepared to handle a
Mr. G. M. Turner, who was appointed city electrical engineer at
the meeting ot the Council Monday
night, lost no time In getting down
to business. He has been making
an examatiou ot the specifications
for the electric lighting plant, with
a view of advertising for tenders ln
a few days.
The proBpects of Vancouver Island
were never so bright |nd the inhabitants ot the districts just visited by
blm are full of optimism as to tbe
prospects for the present summer according to E. McGafley, secretary of
the Vancouver Island Development
League, who returned yesterday to
Victoria trom a visit to the west
The shortage of water this week,
especially In the upper part ot the
city, has caused great annoyance.
Superintendent Bland will do all he
can to remedy the inconvenience,
and as will be seen by an advertisement In another column, consumers
ol water will be restricted to certain
hours as tar as garden sprinkling Is
Harry Wareham and Charles Hine
have lormed a partnership to plaster
houses and build chimneys. Both
men thoroughly understand their'.business. The writer ol this item has
bad some work done by Messrs. Ware
ham ft Hlnc, and he can testify unhesitatingly to thc excellence ot tho
work. Their prices arc very reason
able when the caro which they take
with their work is considered.
According to information received
Irom a private source, the C. P. R.
will not put on a boat between Ladysmith and Vancouver this season.
Tho reason'assigned is that when thc
Joan came tn here tho company lost
money. It is now up to tbe citizens
to make an effort tn secure an Independent boat, and lt is understood
that successful arrangements can be
made with that object in viow.
Hon. Dr. Young, the provincial bcc
rctury, who has left on a trip to Atlin, will be absent about three weeks.
The doctor, was prevented last year
Irom visiting his constituents, and
owing to the pressure of worh It wss
feared lor a time that ho would be
prevented Irorti going, north until later ln the year, but bo managed to
gel away on Friday evening ol laot
In last Issue it was stated that
the price ol the silk view funs which
Blair & Adam nro selling was 25c.
each. This was a mistake and the
price ot the souvenirs is 25c. a pair
On Saturday night people were In
to buy them at 25c each and when
they Iound tho price was 25c. a pair
there was a great demand. These
views are ot the school ond the
wharvcB and are really pretty.'Some-
thlnit nice to send home to your
"A Voice From the Dead" Is the
principal picture at the Novelty this
week and tt is holding tbe interest
of the audiences attending that
house. The same programme will
bo repeated   tonight and   beginning
Great Celebration
The general celebration committee
will meet this evening at the city
hall, and it is desirable ,tfiat all subcommittees should tic present with
their reports. Everything points to
n firstclass celebration, and it will
he all that is anticipated * If tho
committees arc faithful ineathc performance of the work assigned to
them. Tho railroad company, has
written to the transportation committee with regard to thc request for
a special train service and It, will be
found that thc concessions in this
respect are all that could be desired.
The various athletic clubs are practicing with the object of providing
good exhibition games, and there
will be a largo number of entries in
every event. Thc brass band will
provide the music, and it is scarcely
necessary to add that it will be appropriate und enjoyable.
The following is a list ot the   subscribers to thc celebration   tund   up
to  date-
City of Ladysmitli  $40.00
Hepple ft Smith, Grand Hotel. 15.00
P. Winch, Grand Duke, cash ...   3.00
0, Cavin, pair boots     5.00
McKelvie BroB    1.00
T. Lewis, barber    2.uw
Mrs. T. X. Jones, cigars     2.5«
I). Matheson, tailor, value     3.0n
Percy Noot,    watch, valuo  16.00
Dr. Dier, vahie     5.00
S.  Leiser ft Co. value   10.011
O. E. Jeffs, value     5.00
Walters  & Akenhcad,   valuo  ... 10.00
A. E. Palmer, value     5.00
W. L\ Carter, cigars    3.00
J. A. Knight, valuo     1.50
Ladysmith Ildwsc Co., prize ...   5.00
O, Jessup, value ,    8.50
Mrs.  lJren,  Tempcrauco House,   2.00
J.  Dickie, value      2.50
B. B. Wells     2.00
Mrs. Jarvennn    2.00
J. Teuz, Columbia hotel  20.00
Barclay ft Conlln  25.00
W.  Slier  '.    2.00
H. Wright, smelter boss     2.00
Al. Mahle, New Western  15.00
J. A. Ryaa     2.00
Blair ft Adam, value     5.00
A. C. Frost     500
A. O. Carpenter, Hotel Cecil ... 10.00
W. E. Morrison, value     6.00
Thc hospital committee met last
evening at thc city halt, with Mr. P.
Malone in thc chair.
The oflcr of Mr'. L. M. Solly, on
bcnalf of the E. ft N., to donate
block 80 for hospital purposes wns
A committee composed of P. Malone, W. G. Fraser and Geo. Wilson
was appointed to interview the council to arrange for thc transfer ot
th? property, and survey.
1 The committee decided to call a
meeting of business men to be held
at Mr. John Stwart's office Friday
evening to discuss ways and means
ol construction.
The ladles' committee will be asked
to consider tho formation ot an aux-
liary tor the purpose ot arranging to
a maternity ward.
The   committee   will   meet   again
next Tuesday evening, and it is  do    ^	
slrable that all reports should he In Novelty Opera House,    6.00
at that time. I O. Peterson        5.00
  Hop Ixe    EfcOO
I Mint*  Baraasona      4.00
Hon. Richard McBride, premier   ofj Wright, biackamitb     5.00
British Columbia. wtU be recommend-: Sid GtHorJ           200
.    „,   . ... G. Ross, tailor, value     4.00
ed   Western   representative    among j B(m y,^ t.aoT< value     4 O0
Minto   Cup trustees.  The claim   ol jj_ pannell     5.00
this province to a man on this board j Jones Hotel   10.00
will be urged again   by new West-j Extension Hotel ........   3.00
'Years subscription Colonist......   5.00
minster, and their petition will be
laid be*tore Earl Grey, Governor-General of Cgnada and the reieree ot the
tfophy.  Westminster   is also   going
Frank Hotel    5.00
Geo. Roberts, value    2.60
Jos.  Cartwright   15.00
H. Hughes, value         4.50
to demand a ruling on their protests |£ j^JXnlol^..r.'.Z."Z"::.  %M
against tbe Regina    All-8tar aggro- w'   Sneddon ...........................   2.00
gallon.    They   claim   that   it    is | Canadian Bank of Commerce... 10.00
against the regulations that such a
bunch ol ringers should have the
right to compete lor the highest
honor within the scope oi devotees
ot the Canadian National game.
And, although Westminster deleated
Regina, they want some decision
handed down In order that a precedent may be created. Stephs have
been taken towards the arrangement
ot dates for the Tecumseh-Vvestmln-
stcr games. It is recommended that
July 10th and 17th be selected.
Whether theso will bo acceptable to
tbo prospective visitors remains to
bo Been, but tt Is thought Ukely that
there will bo no objection oftcrod.
I wouldn't be surprised to bear ot
Johnson calling the negotiations off
writes James J. Corbett in the Chicago Tribune. And, furthermore,
Johnson Is mighty sorry that he ever signed to meet Ketcbel, and If he
docides to let that $5,000 forfeit go I
no one will be much surprised, fllcl-
chol camo out with the statement, tbo'
other day alter taking a good
at the pictures ot the Burns Johnson
fight that be would beat tbe negro.:
no ono will ho much ourpriscd. Ket-
for, making the statement after looking at the reproduction. Certainly
Ketcbel realizes that ho would havo
a much better show than Burns.
Judging trom what I have neon of
Ketcbel aud from tho actions ot
Johnson in the plcturos I am almost
ready to say that the contest between these two men will be n toss
up if tt ever materialises. Burns hit
Johnson   often enough in
______     of Commerce..
D. Conway, customc   5.00
H. Thornley   2.60
*bhn Tha   10.00
V. B. Harrison      2.50
Nicholson & Weaving   5.0ft
W. Alllster   1.03
T. Waskett  6.00
R. Gear, value   2.50
J, Russell   2.00
W. Porter, milkman   2.00
Vancouver   Island   Cigar Company,  value   6.50
Fred Fisher  xr..   2.50
Ladysmith Lumber Co  10.00
F. S. Clark  2.50
Mahrer ft Co      5.01
Wilkinson ft Graham,   Central
Hotel   5.00
Joe Fox, Windsor Hotel   6.00
Wilson Holol, value  5,60
Union Brewery,  25.00
Rummlng Bros  10.00
J.  Booth, value  6.50
Enterprise Cigar Co., valuo ... 6.60
Nanaimo   Herald   (one   year's
subscription)   value   6.00
Nanaimo Free «Press .(one yoar'B
subscription valuo   6.00
The domogo roused hy thc recent
look! n'Kn watcr ennnot yet be estimated,
but the people who have been saying
to themselves and everybody clso "I
I old you so," are more than satisfied. Seven stalls between here and
Field on the C.r.H., with tho. southbound train held up and delayed1
trains from the coast aro sufficient
to make buslnoss mon think, though
tho trouble will probaby be over In
a day. Thc high water mark is already reached, however, causing somn
anxiety to even the old settlers. In
tbe. f*anyon of the Illeclllewaet today
thc water level almost touches   the
high water mark  ot   1894 which is
the fight I long to be remembered as the   yeof
have any more steam bohlnd his, nlng to vo_an Whethor the Indians
blows than an Invalid. Johnson wa»> who have prophesied higher water
nover Jolted hard a single time., this yenr than in 1*94 have lost tha
Ketchel will be adifterent customer c**n>*>n<* '•>««■>•'<•» »' the aboriginal
*    .   ■'.   ...       ,,..„,, race'or whether there might bo some
to deal with, and If he hllB Johnson trllth ln wnat lney pr(!0|Ct, The lo-
as many times as Burns did they cal troubles In the way ot small
will hare to move the big fellow out I ditch washouts have occurred as us-
ol the ring ln pieces or on a stret-' ual but are not worth mentioning.—
cher. .   Revelstoke Herald.
There Is Money Being Made in Lots
in  Hastings  Townsite, Vancouver
I have several for sale at ruling prices.
Notary Public
Head Office  •  • Toronto
CAPITM $10.000,000: REST $6,900,000
Bank Money Orders
W and under         -          • 3 cents
Over }3 and not exceeding $10, 8 "
"   $10      "       "           $30, 10 "
'•   $30      "       "           $50, 13 "
These orders are payable at par at any office in
Canada of a Chartered Bank, except in the Yukon
and at the principal banking- points in the United
States. „    ,
They ar» negotiable at 14:90 to the £ sterling In
Great Britain and Ireland. They form an excellent method of remitting small sums of money
y, i-.h safef and at small cost and may bs obtained without delay at any office of the Bank.
LADYSMITH BRANCH   L. M. de Gex, Manager
Published by Carley * Carley at Ladysmith, B. C.
every Wednesday and Saturday.
$1.581 Year ii JM.ii.ci, 2Sc Par Month
Advertising Rales on application.
The donation by the K. & N. railway ot block 80 for hospital pur
poses will be appreciated by all Interested In the building of the hospital. It Is a good start, and the
committee will now be ln a position
to canvass for subscriptions.
As will be seen by the roport in
another column tbe city council Intends to start street work, shortly,
lt Is to be hoped that as much as
possible ot the work will be .ol a
permanent character. A patchwork
policy Is expensive aud mever satls-
. tying.
There Is a great deal ot Indignation expressed at the strict enforcement of the United States alien regulations. At present passengers to
Seattle trom Victoria are strictly liy
terrogated at the latter port as to
their nationality, and if it happens
that the intending visitor to Seattle' per man,
A national system ol labor exchanges und a form ot lnsuranc
against unemployment are the meais
wherewith the British Government
hopes, if Parliament be willing, to
grapple with the "hideous problems
of social disorganization which ar,:
marring the health and happiness ot
the country." The quoted words are
those of Winston Spencer Churchill,
who holds the cabinet position of
president of the board of trade, and
who Is the ministerial sponsor of the
bill embodying the proposed legislation. This new departure, inter-
entially, is the final act in the Ministry's programme of social reforms.
Mr. Churchill expressed the hope ot
being able to put the Insurance feature of his plan ln operation next
year, and he felt assured that to the
amelioration of the "hideous" conditions, referred to the present parliament would "glady apply its remaining strength." This sounds very
much like a valedictory; and It would
not be untalr to conclude that the
action of parliament on the bill, favorable or unfavorable, would be the
signal tor a dissolution nnd new
A system ot labor exchanges such
as is projected in the bill already exists ln one or two countries ot Continental Europe. If in place of the
term "labor exchange" we substitute
thc more familiar one ot "employment bureau," tho nature and purpose of the system becomes self-explanatory. The employer needing
help and the man out of a job are
to be put in communication with one
another by a governmental agency whose ramifications cxtenu all
over the country: and, It Intelligently operated, a system as proposed
would be doubtless helpful. To a
very large extent unemployment Is
due to Inability ot the seeker tor
help and the seeker for work to find
each other, and in only a lesser degree to the fact that there is no
work to do. Some trade unions have
adopted the system) but In an imperfect form, and is still turther weakened by the fear that it might be
used  tor breaking strikes.
The system of insurance proposed
is also founded on trades union precedents, and the Rossland Miner believes that, in Mr, Churchill's plan
the insured would be grouped by
trades. The building and machinists'
trades and the shipbuilders are to lie
flrst dealt with, and these would
cover nearly halt ot the field af unemployment. The government aims
to introduce a scheme of benefits
rather lower than are now paid by
the strongest labor, unions to their
unemployed members, To this end a
fund Is to be created from contributions amounting to sixpence per week
and of this sum one-third
when the housewife visits our store find sees tho array of delicacies for her
table lhat she can procure for such a small amount of money at one store,
Fresh canne 1 fruits, vegetal™, and toothsome Imms, bacon and everything in
fancy and staple groceries at prices to suit the economical.
Scott's Building, First Avenue.
Moisture for
Fruit Varieties
a few pears, oven though the fruit is
not large, the early Bartlett or the
Seckel aro recommended and possibly it few of tt*i\ White Doyenne. At
the i'ullman station we have been
surprised during the year at the
success that certain growers were
achieving with these varieties on dry
is not Canadian born,
certain period of time in Canada, he
cann'ot go aboard the boat until a
poll tax has been paid. Just now the
Seattle people are advertising, tor
visitors to the A.-Y.-P. tair, and it
something Is not done to moderate
the severity of thin restriction the
result will be u'snstrous to the fair
or resided   a'would be   contributed,
I by the workingmen, the employers
and the public treasury. To make
the scheme effective it might be necessary to make insurance compulsory; and thlB would be practically
to nationalize the trades unions. It
is this possibility that will cause
the greatest opposition to the measure, and, probably, as much trom
thc Laborltcs as from the side of
tbe employers.
The Ladysmith City Council can
no longer be accused of "apathetic
lassitude." The manner ln which
business was advanced at the meeting last Monday night would seem to
indicate that the aldermen were inspired with the western spirit, and
lt was just an even bet at ono time
that sewer construction would be advanced as tar as the installation of
the electric light plant. Tbe council
engaged an engineer and wisely lelt
to him the selection ot plans! In
this way the en^ncen becomes directly responsible to the city tor the
proper Installation ol the plant. It
la not likely anyone will Interfere
with htm In the discharge ot his duties and it remains with Mr. Turner
to see tbat tbe city gets full returns
for every dollar expended.
(To the Editor.)
Dear Sir,—Wilful destruction ot
property indicates a depraved nature, and the boy who persists ln
damaging Souses and fences with
chalk and pencils will Indue course
of events And himself behind bars
and bolts tor a more serious offence.
The same spirit ol neglect of the
rights of others will develop, and
while he only starts out in what
seems to'aim a Harmless amusement
at first, be will gradually become
more daring, and In time be will
carry off the property that does not
belong to him. Occasionally he may
see hla error before It is too late,
but the chances are that tbe habit
will grow till he finds himself .In tbe
meahes of the law. There are some
I young lads in Ladysmith who are
now qualifying for a cell In- the prisons, anil If their parents-would consult their own and their children's
future peace ot mind tney would Instil Into their minds a greater regard ior the rights of others.
Yours* etc.,
Conservation of moisture as one of
the eEsentlal factors to successful
horticulture is urged by W. S. Thorn-
ber, professor ot horticulture in
Washington State College at Pullman. The growing of fruit in the
semi-arid districts of the northwest,
as well as in other parts of the
United States and Canada, is a
phase of horticulture which has received little or no attention in the
west, hence it will be good news to
many that a system of careful cultivation and rigid selection ol varieties and care in selection of trees
and vines many fruits can be grown
in the dry, districts. Protessor
Thornher's argument follows:
It will be necessary, to practice
great care iu the conservation of
moisture to make tt possible lor a
tree to grow and produce fruit in
these sections. This Is to be considered as a most important phase. We
must make use of all thc moisture
that falls, and make use of every
practice that will conserve this moisture.
A certain amount of well rotted
manure added to the land will help
hold the moisture much better than
where no manure is used. Almost,
every tnrmer and fruit grower is familiar with tho methods of tillage
tbat conserve moisture. Deep, thorough tillage in spring and constant
tillage during the summer will do
more to make fruit grow in theso
dry sections than any other phase ol
Thus, by tho addition ot well rotted manure, or the growing nl cover
crops until the ground is in good condition, and carefully conserving the
moisture that fai'.s, or can be secured, much fruit can ba raised where
none has been raised in the past.
Following closely upon the management and care of these fruit plantations we must select such varieties
of fruits as will mature before the j
very dry part of the summer comes
on, or such varieties as will stand
an unusual amount ot drouth.
The Rome Beauty apple and Wug-
ener will stand more neglect and
pr.iilucc fair slued iruit on dry Ian
than any other variety thnt wc have
thus far tested in our large experiment itatlon < rchnrd.
Varieties liko the Winesap, thc Yellow Newton, the Jonathan nnd the
Spitzenberg, while they do remarkably well where Cue conditions are
favorable, fail almost absolutely, if
there is not sufficient water to supply these later maturing fruits.
Under no circumstances should
they be used In the dryer sections unless plenty of wtfter can be supplied.
If a person desires an early maturing fruit, there is nothing better nor
hardier than the Yellow Newton, or
some of its close relatives.
Other varieties ot early maturing
hardy truttB are the Duchess ot Oldenburg and the Olass Ureen.
The Red June, the Marly strawberry and a number of other apples
ot this class should not be planted
where there is not plenty ot moisture, even though they are early
fruits, because they cannot stand
excessive drouth,
In the case ot peaches, nothing but
the smaller fruits should be selected.
One of the best early and one of th
hardiest we have is the Alexander,
and Its mate, the Amsden June,
These two peaches, aa tested out at
the station, are very valuable for tin
dry situation, or if placed where the
conditions aro unfavorable, for general peach culture,
- Another fruit that many people
will be surprlsod at the way It grow
is the Olbb apricot. While this is not
large, yet it la very hardy, even much
hardier than the common Russia apricot, and produces fairly large; crops
ol medium sized good fruit, even in
the dryer parts of the northwest.
Peart, as a rule, are not adapted
to the dry sections, even though very
good culture may be given to them.
However, should one desire to have
The Football Game
Last Saturday
Vancouver World: "Ladysmith intermediates won the provincial championship by defeating the Thistle
Seconds on the Powell Street
grounus on Saturday, by four goals
to one. Tliey never tire of football
on tbe island and the intermediates
came across with enthusiasm. Thoy
had a right to be confident and
though their play slackened after the
first half, they managed to get four
goals during the first forty-five min
utcs. j!Tt the goals were scored by
Christian and it was strange to sec
this big fooi"baller, who hns played
full-back lor Seattle and other tcnmB
In representative games should bo
qualify to serve an intermediate
teum. He was playing in centre an
played a bustling gamo from th
start, receiving good support irom
his fellow islanders. Tho Thistles
looked very worrlod when they came
off for u reBt at half time, but they
played better football in the latter
stages of the match, It was a ragged game and no one was sorry when
the whistle sounded its unai note.
Ludwig was credited with the Thistle
The teams wcro as follows:
ThistlcB—Nelson, Donaid, Rennie,
Pepper, Irvine, Bull, Smith, Jackson, Munro, Mitchell, Ludwig.
Ladysmith—Delcourt, i'ord, Ross,
Jackson, Sanders, Morris, Simpson,
Baxter,  Christian, Ord.
Merry Widow hats have much to
answer for, and virtue lias been supposed to be found uuder the simple
sun-bonnets of our fore-mothers, says
the Mining and Scientific Press. Millinery is, however, an economic adjunct to successful mining, at least
in the South. When tlie Tennessee
Copper Company put in concerted
there was great' difllculty In keeping
men steadily at work", In three days
they earned enough to meet their
simple wnntB, so why should they
work six or seven—especially if certain of the days wero cold and dreary? At such times thc tomptation to
smoke by the HreBide was almost fa
tal to steady running of tho plant.
Appeals to tho men produced but little rcBuit, and a campaign of. educa-.
tion was elenrfy necessary. Enter
the Merry Widow. Wives of the staff
dressed their best. Attractive din-
plays were made in the stores. Wives;
of men gazed and wondered. A necessity Wag created which resulted In a
demand, To meet it six days' work
became necessary to the husbands
and would-be heads ot households.
Poke bonnets are seen no longer ln
Ducktown, and who shall say that
that the dividends of this prosperous company may not be traced to
tho primeval love ot woman tor millinery?
Tbe Royal Bank of Canada will at
once establish a branch ln Cran
The provincial government has
granted 1500 to the Revelstoke
Mountaineering club.
A London cable says that the Royal Humane Society's medal was
awarded to Lionel Sharpo, Vancouver, for saving a boy's life on April
The Pernio Prco PrcBS reports a
shortage of prisoners ln the city jail,
b:-t sold this could bo remedied by
the police roping a number ot able-
boiliod non-producers ot that town.
There is a movement on loot at
Revelstoke to form another company
of Rocky Mountain Rangers. When
this is done, by amalgamation with
Kamloops, a regiment will be formed,
John' W.  Coburn,
President, and Managing Director.
The Ladysmitli Lumber Co.,
Rough and Dressed Fir Lumber,
Red Cedar, Shingles and Lath
We have the largest assortment of,
Spring and
Fancy Suitings
to be fouud in the city.
D. J. Matheson
Gatacre st.,   Ladysmith, B. C.
We have the choicest lots in       I
Hastings  Townsite f
for Sale. i
Come early and get first pick. %
First Avenue,
Real Estate t
Ladysmith |
Novelty .Theatre
Masonic Building, Ladysmith
New Programme
"Wenry's Christmas Dinner,' "tlanc-
cr end the King," "Lite's n Game
of Cards," "The New Stenographer."
nnd tho songs: "Roguish Eyes" and
"Two Little Baby Shoes."
Admission: IOc and 15c
Matinee Prices 5c and IOc
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
Townsite Agent,-Ladysmith. THE LADYSMITH CHRONICLE
..1'>'>i*Xtmsive advertising in large Newspapers, In
lav (ira Cities costs large sums of money. We an;
st.< ufied with small advertlning, in a small paper
for small money. This enables uato place our
goty\ .1 bef .-re our customcra at a price to match
mo.-i inco.ms.
Furniture Store
Light and heavy teaming.
Furniture and piano moving
a specialty.
Nicholson & Weaving
Telephone 1.
1 Sell T. J. Trapp & Co's
Celebrated Wagons
During the season we have sold a large number
oi wagons, Implements and logging trucks.
Everything carries a guarantee.
Duller Street   .
Paperhanger and Art Decorator.
High Street.
We i        a    large stock ot Fancy
Portland Hotel
Barclay  &  Conlin,
AU Iliad* «• Qtack awl Watch J*r
j".**,!*"!"*^     '"■'' '"'"v'^n ('rUAran*00''
Reasonable Plicw,
English Watches a Specialty.
*J. R. Easton
Piactl-al Watchmaker.
.will r~"»'— **
', «J.  ►'iieW at'
ti aftteMMW.
D J. JBRkins sesetsser to JL E. Hilbert
I, 3 and 5,Bastion SL.Nanalmj
Phone 124     P.O. Box lj
The Humors of
Newspaper Life
who personally applied the tonsorial
chisel to the metal form. The result
howover wiis not all that could be
desired, for next day a rival paper
called attention to It by publishing
threo pictures; one of the short-
bearded dead Murphy, one of the
ions-bearded Murphy, and a third
of how the living one looked after
being bartered with a chisel on the
printing press at the Witness office.
. . .
Some years ago there was a perfect
The humorous and pathetic appear
on the    surface In   the*'    newspaper
world more otten, perhaps, than   >p     „„..„ ,„„ f„
any other vocation. Just why this op^cmV of" murdersTin the Province
should be there will be no attempt of Quebec. A foul crime had been
to determine, other than to say that committcd near St. Bcholastique. It
there is a deal of humor roaming at recelvod its snare oE attention* from
large, if it Is but encouraged a bit; the newspapers, and the murderers,
whilo the pathetic thniBtB itself upon afterwards hmigcd, were brought to
one from every corner ot a great trial Jt so llapp6ne(i at the timo
city. It needs no encouragement. I thftt tbe Montreal Sitar had not
Lean, hungry, and out of elbow, It. ava[iaDie for the work an experienced
comes stalking along by Itself. man sufficiently conversant with   the
Both appeal to the newspaper man. Fren(,h language, lt was therefore
The droll and the whimsical, the \ ,je,.*Qeu to send down a new man who
melancholy, and the tragic; find in nad just come on, but who was verd-
hlm an always appreciative audt-;ant to a degree as regards the or-
ence. Perchance it is the temper of (**nary working of a newspaper.
the men, handod down as it were, | He was given the most minute in-
through their training.   They aro   ot ^ructions and lelt for the scene.     A
the world, but in a sense not in it.
The trained newspaper mind Is open
to Impression. At the political.meeting the writer must envelop himself
few days later the presiding judgo
was to make his address to the Jury, i
and the ncvTs editor having the mat-
ter in   mind wired the correspondent;
with all the enthusiasm of tho most' as follows:—
ardent   politician, else his introduc-     "Mall   as   early as possible    the
tion will not ring true.   The   death  judg(,.s f„n Rd(*ress."
of thc great and good man   knocks,    0ne the first mail thc following day
upon his heart Btrings, and he writes camo a neat envelope trom the   man
an appreciation which satisfies   oven at ste. Scholostiquo and it contatu-
the immediate family.   But tho writ-* e(j    the   Wnwing:   "Judge
er never knew   that man,  and per
haps never saw him.
On the other hand the newspaper
writer is called upon to weigh facts
and sift carefulljr these facts from
the. Action which too often surrounds them. He finds early in his
newspaper career that there are two
sides to a story; while each interested man believes on the contrary,
that there is only one—his own,particular side. And the writer further
observes that a moderate amount of
deceit, often unconscious,—Is distributed witlioht any great amount of
partiality among the memberB ot tho
human race. Therotore, the successful newspaper man must weight care*
fully the subject In hand—no,matter,
how trivial it may appear. He mush
pull lt apart and put it together
again with logical conciseness. Ho
holds a little court all bj hlmsolt,
and trom the evidence at hand builds
his story, or ln other words gives his
The newspaper man approaches—
or should approach,—all subjects
with the "open mind" which Mr.
Chamberlain I bo fond of quoting;
and the humorous comes along with
the rest ans) finds lodgement.
The newspaper man is not Inclined
to take himself seriously,—except at
odd Intervals,—and by the same token he is apt to exhibit some scepticism refer ding the people who do.
Again, It must be remembered that
the great newspaper offices have a
profound attraction tor flighty,
crotchety, creaky, cranky humanity.
They como and go with the regularity ot the tides. All kinds and all
conditions on all errands. So lt. Is
that the light troth on this great
restless wave of life iB skimmed occasionally, to lator be set afloat
again ln Ink and cold types.
The Incidents tollowing are a small
portion of an accumulation ln which
the laugh la mainly on tho newspaper man. Some of these ink-brats are
known to many ot the craft, and are
now Bet afloat tor the edification, iti
edifying they he, tor those outside,
* • *-.
Some years ago the Montreal
Star published a column under nre
title of "Hotel Corridors." This
column was illustrated, and those
who know anything of newspaper
work will appreciate the difficulty ot
turning in an illustrated interview
six days In the week. There waB usually a feast or a famine. Too much
one day and not enough the next,
and interviews like milk, do not always keep for twenty-four hours. The
interview on hand, was with Major
George England, then a well known
attorney in the city. The story waB
not over long, but as Major England stood six feet lour in his socks,
and was proportionately thin; the
artist sot about making a picture,
which, when coupled up with tbe
text filled in the required three-
quarter column. Tho drawing when
turned out was just Major England,
called by his friends for obvious reasons, "Greater Britain;" only the
artist had lengthened him out a bit.
Tho picture and the intervlow appeared. Everybody laughed, including the good-natured Major, and then
It was all forgotten,
A yesr after
Upper Urbain St.
address is *No.
Sure enough he had sent
Judge's address, as reference to
directory showed.
Curious imd absurd errors creep
into the columns of a newspaper occasionally, and more often than not
they are brought about by assigning
a reporter to unfamiliar work.
Somo years ago a Montreal newspaper man who did not make a practice of spending the Sabbath day in
church, and whose dally work bad
nothing in common with thc Ministerial Association, was assigned to
report a Sunday sermon at St.
Paul's Presbyterian church. According to the usual newspaper notice
the preacher was to bo the Rev. Dr.
James Barclay, rector.
The newspaper man attended; sat
in a back seat;, drank In thc words ol
the preacher, and the next morning
wrote a halt column: "Eloquent sermon by the Rev. Dr. James Barclay,
etc." Now It so happened that at
that moment Dr. Barclay was on an
Atlantic liner, a preacher from n
distant city was in Ms placo and the
church officers had tailed to change
the notice.
A reporter whose specialty was]
railway 'work and other transportation matters, but whose education In
art BubjectB had apparently been neglected, was assigned to fill a temporary gap by writing up an oxhlblt
at tho Montreal Art galleries. In
the course ot his article the railway j
reporter* stated that No.  , a land-;
scape, was really a very creditable
piece of work, and If thc artist kept
on improving ho would eventually oc-,
quire some celebrity, died in Paris
hack in 1875, and the world had pro-1
claimed him one of the great artists
of hfs century. The picture was a
Will Aeroplane Put
An End to Warfare
It Is probable that the trade of
armorer was never more brisk than;
ln the decade immediately before tho:;
use of gunpowder rendered armor a j
cumbrous and useless impediment to i
fighting efficiency. The artificers of:
bowa and arrows probably looked i
down with supremo contempt uponj
thoso who warned them that tho
battles of tho future would be decld-1
ed not by the gray goose shaft hut
by villainous saltpetre. Neverthe-'
less, coats of armor must now bo
sought for tn museums and tho long
bow and cross bow alike survive only as the toys ot a school boy.
It docs not require much prescience
to foresee that armamonts will soon
go the   way of armor and that   12-
inch guns will soon he as obsolete i.»
the six-foot bow.   The coming of tho
aeroplane    will  revolutionize   everything.
So long no the decisive clemint in
...    ,   .,   .   ,, ,     International combat Is naval nrma-
.,   ,-  .        ,    .this,lnC, e     4Mn'or|mcntwc must maintain our "-oarer
England received a  local court   ap- three thftn „,,„„ BUII1.emacy  it    sea
polntmont, and there was nn immo- ovcr tho     Mxi gtMBKC(|t Bttro,ioan
dlato demand ta the office   for   his pow.r.   That WHs tho Uerltauco ot
picture   along with  the    news.    «o i-.h     reBent   ministry, and wo    may
photo being Immediately procurable | trugt to Mr   wlnaton Churchill   ond
the    cartoon was resorted -to.  The
his colleagues to seo that It Is land-
Major was amputated at the waletieaon un!mpalred to their succes-
line and the picture published .. !,_ But the m08l Mie-t ndvocat.;
"It was a Bhaine to mutilate thai, t|M two.kpe,s.to.ono standard need
Major In this manner. In ustice to t noB,tate to recognize tho tact
him tho   paper should publish    «>«, thr| this is but the last spurt of   a'
struggle the final Issue ot which Will
other halt." So worked out with
Major England's lower extremities,
showing clearly the line where the
amputation had occurred, and the
following explanatory note:   ,
"Owing to lack ot space we were
yesterday unable to publish Major
England entire. We now make amends
by printing him from the waist line
Somo ten years ago there resided
in Montreal two Owen Murphys. One
wore a long red beard and the other
a short one; and in time tho
bearded   Murphy crossed  the
In the office o! the Montreal
not he decided on the water but In
the air. So long as the commotion
is kept np wo must hold our leading
position. But the futtir? belongs not
position. But the future belongs not;
Austria, it is said, is about to
launch out Into a huge expenditure on
Dreadnoughts. The King of . Italy
showed a keener insight into tho pro- j
liabilities ol tho tutnro when he said
two   yoarB ago:   "Why  should    woi
short spend two millions ovcr n huge Iron-
clad when there Is every reason to
believe an aeroplane costing no more I
than a motor car may reduce It   to i
peas were pictures ot the two Owen'old iron before it leaves the stocks?"
Muippya. When the paper came out. I still haveallvoly sense ot tho em-
that afternoon It was found that by phastn with which M. d' Acbrcnthal
some mischance the wrong Murphy assured mo on thc event ot tho last
got Into print. What was to be, Hague conference that peace apostle*
donel A recasting of tlio form might could not bo inoro profitably omploy-
mean losing the earty mails. Then ed than ln urging Parliaments ot the
It was that some Inspired soul sug- wwld to make grants tor tho bulld-
gested that as tho dead Murphy had ing ot airships, ton when the airship
a short heard and the living one a comes, fortresses, fleets—every thing
long beard something ta. the way ot, goes. Tho German minister tor tor-1
trlmnjlBiLhim up on the press might elgn affairs told me In 1907 that
be JM Hfcshcd. Tho delicate opera- they never tor a moment allowed
U4_\    Kit to the chief pressman themselves to Iobo sight of the   air-.
ship. Because when ■ the comes ,it
will revolutionize everything. The
airship has come to stay. Thc delib-.
erate judgment of thc Italian military aeronauts that in 1912 there
will lie as many aeroplanes in tho I
air as there are now motor cars in
the streets bids fair to he an accomplished tact. I have been repeating'
these things for the. last five years. I
Everyone is beginning to admit that
there may, alter all, he something
ln it. We have at last an official inquiry promised by the government
and it is possible that we may have
an airship ot our own six months' after Count Zeppelin's aerial service is
established in Germany.
It is admitted that there may after all be something in it. But what
that something' is few persons save
Imaginative speculators like Mr. H.
0. Wells have even dimly begun to
perceive. What the airship carries
beneath its planes is the most far-
reaching revolution that has ever
transformed the world. That revolution may he beneficicnt beyond the
hopou of the greatest Utopians or
it may te malcficient beyond tho
tho tears oi the worst pessimist. The
aeroplane may be called tho avant-
courier of the international world
state or tlie herald of the ruin of
civilization. "Be my brother or I
will slay Ihee," thc French Revolutionist's formula, will now be revived with on infinitely wider application; because the airship represents an addition to the forces of
•piqDmoirau* os '-(oba os uor}on.i:)S3p
that il iiia'ces human Bociety at the
mercy of its component parts. The
aeroplane dashing through the air
at 100 miles an hour capable of «>rop--
ping 100-lbs. of high explosives or ot
asphyxiating shells on any point
from any height is the nearest approximation which mankind has
made to thc discovery of Vril. It
was the invention of Vril—that potent compound of electricity and dynamite'hy, which a child could destroy
an army hy. waving a wand—that
Lord Lytton prophesied ultimate extinction of war. Thc aeroplane Is
the n=xt step to Vril. For it places
illimitable forces of destruction at
the disposal ot anyone who can raise
$5,000 and find half a dozen desper-j
adoes to do their bidding.
Captain T. G. Tullock's article on
this subject in tho Ninetoonth Century has suffered the fate of other
articles in the maga-stnes of being
submerged by the debates on the
budget. Speaking of thc devastation
that could bo wrought in the heart
of tlii empire by a "party of foar-
less resolute men with the help of
ono airship and one match," he describes tho wealth of thc Thames valley Irom Hammersmith to Gravesend
and declares:
"This whole fifty miles of concentrated essence of empire lies at the
mercy of even a single airship or
aerial machine which could plan a
dozen Incendiary missiles in certain
preselected spots. I shall not mention such spots, but I would guar- j
antee that, given a certain wind and
certain incendiary missiles I could
undertake to have tho whole river-j
side, including ships, wharveB, ware-!
houses and the arsenal in a blaze in
n very short time.
He adds: "I have no hesitation in
stating that it would bo quite pos-
Bible by secondary means to render j
both tbe navy and army powerless j
in a short space of time with half a
dozen airships acting under a certain plan. I am not romancing, and
I make tho above statement in all
What this means is that the human race which has hitherto organized
Itself lor defence (rom enemies on or
below the world's surface Is absolutely unprotected from attack trom
above. The opportunity which this
gives to tbe Anarchist and tbe desperadoes, was perceived years ago
by M. Azeff when he recommended
the Russian revolutionists to resort
to the aeroplane as the most effective
means of destroying the government.
If the governments, do not cease
their absolutely fatuous habit of preparing for war with each other they
will find themselves confronted by
forces of disorder armed with new
and invincible weapons, against
which they themselves will be powerless. Should they let hell loose by
making war upon each other. Heaven itself would rain holl fire upon
tho modern cities ol thc plain, ln
sheer self defence tho instinct of sclt-
prcscrvatlon ought to compel governments to federate into one international world-state, with international tribunals, Interpreting tho
lnw3 of nn International parliament,
whoso decisions would be enforced by
an executive without whoso command appeal to iorco on earth, or
air, or sea, would be absolutely tor-
This mny rend like Utopia. But It
Is the only alternative to the destruction of civilization. It we; re.
fuse to recognize that tho aeroplone
will soon render war Impossible, human society may find Itself hurled
with hideous ruin nnd combustion
down to bottomless perdition like
Lucifer and his hosts in "Paradise
Lost." The minds ot men, especially ruling men are slow to perceive
tho signs ot thc times. But the aeroplane, which renders armament obsolete, will probably open their eyes
to its slenlftcance, by abolishing
frontiers. The smugglers ol the air
will have everything tholr own way.
It will bo Impossible to enforco the
payment ot customs duties on any
goods save those which arc imported bv tho ton. Tho drying up ot the
Customs revenue may prcillspos? governments flrst to reduce and then to
abandon their nrmnmonts. But mcan-
tlmo all the moro thoughtlul among
us will do well to fix our minds upon the supremo question: When thc
aeroplane cemes and tho older order
rocu, what 18  to take thc place   of
Sunshine Furnace lias
four triangular grate bars,
each having; three distinct sides. In the
singie-pioce and two-piece grale no such-lilte
provision is made for expansion or contraction,
and a waste of coal always follows a shaking.
On the left- and right-hand sides are cotter pins, which when
loosened permit the grates to slide out. These four grate bars
are made of heavy cast iron, and are finished up with bulldog
teeth.    The teeth will grind up the toughest clinker | and
because the grates arc made in sections, not only can nothing but dust and
ashes pass through, but after each shaking a different side can be presented
I to the fire. Also, with the Sunshine grate there is no back-breaking
i   movements attached to the shaking.    By gcntly.rocking the lever, first on the
left and then on the right, the ashes are released on both sidcs.and fall through
into the pan. yg   .14** tt&itW ft
Hubert & McAdle
Undertaking Company
First class Hearse supplied in Ladysmith.
Telephone No. 262 and 180
P.O. Box 735    ■       .    Nancimo
Ladysmith Waterworks
On and after this date
water consumers must not
sprinkle streets or roads.
The following rules will
govern gardens and lawns:
Below 3rd Avenue—In the
morning from 7 to 10 o'clock.
Above 3rd Avenue—In the
evening from 5 to 8 o'clock.
Dated June 9th 1909.
J.J. Bland,
Superintendent of Waterworks
In the matter of an application for
a Duplicate Certificate cf Title to
Lot 2,   Block   29  (Map   703   A)
Town ot Ladysmith.
Notice is hereby given tbat It   is
my intent ion   at  the  expiration   of
ono month from the dato of thc first
publication hereof to issue a Duplicate Certificate of Title to said land
issued    to   William  Divcriilge   and
Henry Iteifol on thc 3rd day ol November,  1902,  and numbered 8203 O,
RaiRistrar-Ocneral  ot  Titles.
Land   Reirititry    Office,  Victoria,  B
n.. Mia *«Mi <lo.v nf Anrll.  l!l(i<i.
Ice Cream
Carter's Store
Ice Cream 10c a plate.
Express and Teaming
Wood for Sale.
P. INKSTER, phone C6
Shoe Repairing
I am ready to repair Boots   and
Shoes.     Satisfaction  Guaranteed.
Corner Third aye. and High street,
near Queen's Hotel,
rally Mall.
"in   T. tttcud, in Londou
ic JfllBbsh
Julia Marlowo onco yielded to the
Insistent demands, ot an ambitious
girl admirer who had deluged tho
actress with sweet nolos begging an
interview, and told her to call ut tho
hotel on a certain attcrnoon, when
she would be glad to bee her,
"I saw you ln 'Romeo and Juliet'
last Monday night,' eaid the young
woman, "and have just been insanely curious to ask you a question?"
"Well, what is thc question?" said
Miss Marlowe.
"In lhe potion scene I want to
know what you aro thinking about
when you Uo there supposed to be
in thc deep Bleep from the oftccts ot
thc drug you took."
"I'm not thinking," said the actress; "I'm hoping."
"Yos, hoping lhat I won't oucciso"
U. B. C.
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Notice to Contractors.
Skaled Tenders, aupcrscrilied "Tender for
School-house." wilt bo received by the Honourable
the Minister of Public Works up to noon of Thursday, the 17th of June, 1909, lor the erection nnd completion of a large one-room frame Schoolhcuae at
Brechin, Nanuimo District, B. C.
Plana, specifications, contract and forma of tender may be seen on and after the 2iith day of
May, 1909, at tbe oflicca of the Government
Agent at Nanaimo, and at the Department of
Public Works.  Victoria, B. C.
Each proposal must he accompanied by an
accepted bunk-cheouu 6V certificate of deposit on
a chartered bank of Canada, made payable to the
Honourable the Minister of Public Works for a
sum equivalent to ten per cent, of the amount of
the tenders, which shall be forfeited if the party
tendering: decline to enter into contract when
culled upon to do so, or if he fail to complete the
worlrtQ.ilracted for. The cheques or certificates
of deposit of unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to them upon the execution of the contract.
Tenders v. ill not be considered unloas made out
on the ti,m. supplied, sicned. frith the actual
signature of the tenderer, and enclosed in the
envelopes furnished,
Thc lowest or any tender not necessarily
F. C. Gamble:,
Public Worka Engineer.
Public Works Department,
Victoria, B. C, May 20th, 1909.
Notice is hereby given that it it
our intention to make application to
the Board o! Licensing Commissioners of the City ot Lndysmith for a
transfer  of thc retail  liquor licence
now held by us in respect to thc premises known as tbe Columbia Hotel
situate on First avenue, Ladysmith,
from ourselves to Joseph Tuosis.
B.   L.  WOOD,
Ladysmith,  B.  0„  5th May,  1909.
Notice is hereby given that it ll
my Intention to make application to
the Itor.rd of Licensing Commissioners ot the City of Ladysmith for a
transfer of the retail liquor license
now held by me on behalf of the pre-
misesknown as the Hotel Cecil from
myself to Arthur Camlll Carpenter.
Ladysmith, 19th April, 1909.
NotiSc is hereby glvon that lt in
my intention to inkc application to
tho Board of Commissioners ot the
City of Ladysmith at their ncitj reg-
ular meeting (or a transfer ot the
retail liquor license now held by me
In respect 'to the premises known as
thc Pilot Hotel, situate on Lot 9,
Block 12C, in the City of Ladysmith,
from myself to Alexander Thomas.
Ladysmith,  25th May, l'J09.
Applications tor the position ot
Electrical Engineer, to superintend
the installation ami running ot plant
afterwards, will bo Tocclved up till
Monday, 7th Inst., 0 p. in. State
salary per tnunlh.
Livery, Peed and Sale
First Avenue.
Phone 511.
First Class   Photos.
iialuarv on First AveniiA.
T. E. Sullivan
Plumkinj, Gas and Steamfitting.
Prices Reasonable.
First Avenue, near New Western hotel
Singer and Wheeler & Wilson
If you are thinking of buying a sewing machine cal1
and sets uui 3f.cCfi c» c-.z.
soiled machines at reducec
prices to clear.
F. C. Fisher
Studio in Williams' Block.
Have Your Houses Plastered
For Terms tpply to
C. HINE, PUsterer,etc., Ladysmith, V. 0
Naval Defence
Cement Sidewalks a specialty.
The following view ot the rein
tions of overseas nations to the giios
tion of the naval defence of the Em
pire is presented by the English pa
per Tho Navy, which says:
"The Canadian Ministers of Wp.
and Marine are about to visit thi
country for the purpose of conferring
on Imperial defence; thc revised
scheme ol tlie Australian Common-j
wealth Uovcrinuent is now in the
hands of the Admiralty. Tho real
question is not how arc the naval
and military authorities at home to
persuade thc governments overseas
to do what they think • light lo be
done, but how is tbat which tbey,
arc prepared to do to be iitted, into p
a general scheme which shall best
secure the adequate dctonce of thc
whole body? No part ot the Empire
can be at war alone. If attack be
made on any. oue of thc i States of the
brotherhood, all equally stand in
Jeopardy, and, If the enemy be a
naval power of the first rank (and
only from such havo thc overseas
dominions of the Crown anything to
fear), It is on the navy of Great
Britain that the overthrow of his
main force must now, and at any
time within a reasonable period, depend.
"The Mother Country, therefore,
has the right to say, "by all means j
have your own squadrons and flotillas, and man them with,your own,
stalwart soii3. But in building and-,
manning your local flccls, takoco'iu-i
sel with us, und agree to build such
a class of vessel as, having regard to'
your local circumstances, can most
usefully assist thc main fleets ol tho
Empire and the local squadrons of,
its other members to fulfill the great
object of maritime war—to seek the
enemy and sink, burn and destroy
him wherever he may be found.
Should it bocome necessary, for in-,
stance, to defend the Australasian
States in thc waters of the. Pacific
with a fleet of British battleships,
tbe most useiul squadron tbat lit*
Commonwealth could possess to further the interests of the whole would
be a few 'scouts' and a strong flotilla
of torpedo craft, not only of small
vessels for const defence, but ot
ocean-going destroyers which might
accompany the battle fleet to its sta-'
tion off the enemy's ports. It would
not be easy to bring these cratt out
from home. Their provision on the
spot would bo a direct and tangible
hencflt to the navy of the Emplee.
So again, in the case of Canada,
cruisers of considerable size, speed
and power would probably form tho
most useful auxiliary to the British
fleet she could provide. The broad
Atlantic, with its trade routes
swarming with British shipping,
which would need protection, is tho
governing tactor in this case. But,
given concerted plans tor construction, and also facilities for common
training under admirals ol thc lloy.il
Navy, thc desire of the young nations
to possess their own fleets may well
1 be accepted by tho mother Country
with complete satisfaction. But we
ask each State of the Empire to remember that there aro problems of
sea power direcly affecting its own
safety. Each one of them Is not only |
liable to the primary objectivo of a
hostile power, but each.one of them
might provide the causo ol quarrel
which would involve the Empire inl
war. It is, indeed, the act that some
design against olio ot thc self-governing SUitcs of the Empire, or some
infringement of its_ local interests,
is more likely yo lie the cause of'
quarrel involving the Mother Coun-|
try in hostilities today than is any
European quarrel ol hers likely to,
involve the Empire. The rise of,
Germany, the United States aud
Japan into, thc position of first-class
naval powers has profoundly uiodl-|
Scd the situation and Canada, Aus-|
tralasia and South Africa would do
well to tako note of thc fact. Wcl
recognize with affectionate gratitude
thc readiness ol thc daughter States
to rise in refence of the old grey
Mother. If tho time of trial conic,
wc would not too closely enquire
whose is the quarrel. But, ut the
same time, it Is but right thnt it
should be recognized by these in
turn that it mny become needful tor
thc Mother to uphold their cause.
In all their local provision for defence, therefore, they Bhould have
regard for tho efficiency of thc
Their   Characteristics and the Arguments ct ""'.air  Advocates.
By Ernest Braunton.
In practico there nre two methods
of lnndscupo gardening—tho natural
and the 'formal. Tlio natural Is
sometimes culled the .English method
because it has been practiced iu England since the beginning ot thc
eighteenth century. Engluud was thc
first among European nations to
adopt the naturally beautiful ln
home grounds, and to the English
is due the credit of having reduced
this method, which is the concentration of arboreal and pastoral
beauty, to an exact science, though
some ot the grandest examples are
to be Iound in our own country.
Tho formal style of gardening is
said to be of ancient origin, and is
sometimes called the French andV
Italian method, because mainly'.practiced in France and Italy. The mainl
characteristic of the formal Is lts|
rectangular form, Its straight lines,
vertical and horizonal; the principal
paths, terraces and boundary lines
are straight and the architectural
lines of the house nre prolonged Into
the garden, making it a part ot the
house or subsidiary to the house.
The advocates ot formal gardening
urge that as architecture and nature
represent antagonistic principles and
the architectural linos of the house
aro a discord in the landscape, In
that they do not harmonize with the
lines, therefore, the architectural
lines of the house should be prolonged into the surrounding landscape, and thus by destroying nature's true outlines to harmonize the
component pails of the landscape
picture. And it is further urged
that man's greatest pleasure in his
connection with nature is in Impres
sing his individuality upon it   and
thus humanizing nature.
The advocates of the natural methods of gardening urge that if in
the process of humanizing nature we
destroy its most pleasing characteristics wc havo failed to accomplish
in the art of landscape making that
which wc most desire. That as true
lovers of nature; in its natural moods
hud tenses wc seek to transplant u
bit of nature to the immediate vicinity of the homo,! and to make It a
part of that homo. And further, as!
nature abhors straight lines, there
should be eliminated nnd curved,
lines, iiTcgultir groupins and outlines'
should be used In conformity to the
ropy which nature has given us. In
tho walks and drives wo aro to copy|
tlie woodland and the old wood
road, which, many of us will remem-l
member, at the entrance of thc forest seemed to cut its way through
the mass of surrounding shrubs and!
trees and. wound its way among thc
labyrinth of the wood land, forming
graceful curved lines. In tho natural method of gardening the straight
boundary Hues of tho place aro broken by irregular planting of the border. Thc house Is not made too pro-]
niincnt a feature of the landscape,
but is in somo degree embowered in
the plantation, und tho angle at the
base of the house is hidden by thc
arrangement of shrub and tree to
skillfully blond the Irregular outlines
ot nature with thc neutral tints and
easy and graceful outline and color
that will form a harmonious whole.
The natural method ol landscape
architecture Is, to a degree, artificial
nature (grouping, outline, torm nnd
color arc copies, but tho architect
must arrange and create out ot these
an artistic and, harmonious landscapo
effect. Ono writer says: Every line
of a well arranged place will bo ul-
w-iys changing to tho eye,   not   ub-
the library, "What In the world are
you doing there?" she askod.
"Reading, my dear," Jonos replied
"You old idiot!" she said scornfully, as she looked in at the library
door, "shut up that valice and come
to bed."
Thc Georgians of Augusta aro
chuckling ovcr a new story about
Mr. Taft.
Mr. Taft, It seems, drove out ono
afternoon to see a Georgia planter.
The planter's cook, a very old woman, takes no interest in public affairs, and shc did not recognize thc
portly guest.
"What did you think of that gen-
tloman, Martha?" tbe planter asked,
after Mr. Taft had driven oft.
"Well, sir," old Martha replied, "I
can't say as I saw notliin' pertickler
about: him. He looked.to me like the
kind of man as would be pretty
rcg'lnr to his meals."
Capt. Forclopp tells a Btory ol n
certain noted divine who was on his
stcnitship when a great gale overtook them oil the Oregon coa6t.
"It looks pretty had," said the
Bishop to the captain.
"Couldn't be much worse, Bishop"
replied Foretopp.
Half an hour later tho steamship
was diving under thc waves as it she
wcro u submarine and leaking like
1m old door.
"Looks worso, I think, captain,"
said the Bishop.
"Wo must trust In Providonce now,
Bishop," answered Foretopp.
"Oh, I hope it has not como to
that," gasped the Bishop.
ruptly nnd enddenly, but narmouloiis-
ly and gracefully. There muBt not
bo any monotony ot lino anywhere
In walk.l'roud, surface or'plunluliou.
I like to read of Theodore, who's
won renown for Illuming gore, and
timo will nover dim it; I road about,
the beasts ho slays, und wiph him
fortune all hij days-i-but Hermit Is
the' limit. I do not care what Hermit slow—a mongoose or a kangaroo— i enre not -where he wanders;
and yet the man who sends the yarns
ot hunting ln the Jungle tarns, ot
Hermit drools nnd maunders. It's
Hermit here and Hermit there, and
Hermit killed a grizzly boar, a polecat cr a cheetah; and Hermit licked
a crocodile, and chased a python
half a mile, and slugged a big moa-
keetnh. Oh, tend a' thrilling yarn
of gore, of bloodshed wrought by
Theodore—don't cut lt down or trim
it; we'll print the story, word tor
word, and not a comma will be
slurred—but Hermit is the limit!
As Jones wended bis uncertain way
homeward he pondered ways ot concealing his condition from his wife.
"I'll go home and read," he decided.
"Whoever heard ot n drunken man
reading a book?"
Later Mrs. Jones heard a noise in
Tbey had been married just a
month when he lost his poult Ion, anil
during the next eighteen months he
jumped rapidly " from one thing to
another without being at all succesa
ful at auytbiug.
By this time, ol course, hcr trousseau was getting frayed aroung the
bottom and rusty around tho top;
nnd the hope which shc had been entertaining that she would some day
be the possessor ot some new gowns
had become a sort ot permanent
hope, ns tar as she could sec, or, in
tact, as tar as they both could seo
"Elizabeth," he said one day, "do
you think marriage Is a failure?"
"Failure!" she said scornfully, "It
is a panic I"
Time Table No. 7
Trains leave Nanaimo 5:15 D»i!y
Trains arrive Nanaimo 12:38 Daily
Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday,
Trains leave   Nanaimo 15:15
Trains arrive Nanaimo 1835,
Dist. Tass. Agt.
1102 Govt. st.
Victoria, B. C.
Ladysmith Bakery
Cakes ot every, description, tanc
ind plain. Candies of all kinds
Fruit of all kinds. Fresh bread ever
Reasonable prices. Come and se
our lines and leave your orders. W
give careful attention.
Hop Lee, Prop.
Esplanade street,   Ladysmith.
He was a fine type ot the old
Houttaeru colonel, the fiery scion ot
a race ot cavaliers. Also, he wan exceedingly wrathy. He had just received a letter Irom a man, "a low
soht of puhson, sub., I assuah you,"
which displeased him Immensely, and
he was debating, inwardly, how beat
to convey to tils vulgar correspondent an adequate expression ol hla
(the colonel's) opinion ol him. But
his stenographer w as a lady. The
Colonel snorted, and made two or
three talse starts, and finally dictated:
"air,—My stenographer, being n|
lady, can not transcribe what 1
think of you. I, Being a gentleman,
can not think it. But you, being
neither, will readily understand what
1 mean,"
The City Market
Wholesale aad Retail.
Ladysmith, B. C.
Excellent Boarding
The Canadian National Holiday Will Be Celebrated al
Field Sports, Lacrosse, Tug-of-War, Regatta,
Indian  Canoe Races, Trap Shooting, Etc.
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Boots and
The Celebrated
Every Pair Guaranteed or will be
replaced with another pair. In Men's
Boy's and Girl's. The Best School
Shoes In Town. Also Children's Wash
ing Suits and Sailor CIouscb, and
Strachan Hats. \
J. j. Thomas
Made to Order
I sell the
Semi-Ready Clothing
Every piece is guaranteed
to fit, and the price no
higher than ready made
First Avenue
Phone 43
For Meats
Geo. Roberts'
Meat Market
Cor. First Ave. and Roberts Street.
Corset covers stamped
on Cross-barred muslin
and 4 skeins cotton for.
working,   4oc.
■ f
Crash center-pieces
with embroidery hoops*
and lace for finishing
edge?   25c.
Miss UreiVs
D.B.° WELLS, Proprietor
'Hack, Expross, Liurv and Feod Stable
Loyal Citizens of
A Great Empire
Lord Sratlicona, one ot the greatest living Imperialists and Umpire
builders, looked forward to.thc celebration of Empire Day, May 21, with
enthusiasm undiminished by the
weight ot nearly ninety years. Speaking of the Empire and Empire Day,
what they mean to a Canadian boy
and what they should mean to all
boys In England, suld:
"When I went to Canada seventy-
one years ago, the idea of Empire
was not what it is now. How could
it be?' Even In more recent times
there have been statesmen who calmly talked ot 'dropping the Colonies,'
as though they wero so many encumbrances. They wero men who thought
so little of our over-seas dominions
that they did not trouble to maintain their rights and boundaries when
they came in conflict with the wls|s
of other- Powers. We have seen that
in America,
"The Canadian boy of today is
imbued with the spirit of thc Empire.
Tho idea is inculcated at school. Ho
is taught to be not a loyal citizen
of Canada and of the King, as the
sovereign ruler of Canada, but also
a loyal citizen of Great Britain and
the whole ot those dominions overseas which are included in the name
of the British Empire. For the rights
and privileges and honors ot thoso
dominions he will fight as ho would
for Canada herself. The Union Jack
flew over every school In Canada on
Empire Day.
"Why should anyone doubt tho
wisdom of such teaching and the existence of such a spirit? How can
any part of the Empire stand alone,
isolated? What chance can Great
Britain have In competition with
Germany, itself nn Empire formed of
many kingdoms, or the United States another Empire in which every
state is virtually a kingdom? Why
should hot Great Britain be part ol
an Empire composed of many Em-j
plres? Was not India, brought into!
being by Englishmen,, an Empire!
within an Empire?
"Tell these tacts to the boys In the
schools of Great Britain, nnd " let
them realize that they can be loyal |
Englishmen, Scotsmen, and Irishmen j
and at the same time loyal citizens
of a great Empire. Let them learn
that the Empire is not composed ol
straggling and struggling Colonies,
that Canada haB between seven and
eight millions of people, and before
the end of the century will have a
population equal to that ot the British Isles.
Strange Experience
With A Murderer
First Avenue
Phone 62 •
.'     Liuly smith, B. C
Fresh Vegetables
Grown by White Labor
Green Onions, Spinach,
Lettuce, Rhubarb.
E. Pannell
a tehee or a house, If so consult me
ns I can save you money on lumber.
Having purchased a low truck. I
am prepared to move furniture and
For. any teaming consult
•LADYSMITH     -     ■     PHONE 6.
attendant, leaning against the door
at bis own end of the car, looking
sleepily out. Tho man with thc
glove was as still as thc rest of the
passengers, whethor ho was sleeping '■
or not.
Atter loiiB masoning 1 camo to Iho
conclusion that tho conductor was'
tho proper, person to consult with.
Tho conductor passed through, but ,1
did not stop liim. My coinage fulled
mc; Then I relumed to my scat aiid
found the bedu cleared away. Wiior.o
was the man? 1 cast my eyes apprehensively around tho car, but be
was nowhere to be scon.
Thc conductor entered the car
again. I signalled him to approach
and was about to toll blm. what 1
had seen when, somehow my tongue
refused to shape thc fatal words of
accusal ion, and I simply inquired of
him what tif.etho train would roach
Chicago. At tbat same moment
there" flashed across my mind the
thought thnt it was within tho range
of possibility that I was mistaken- in
my suspicions. Cut lingers were common enough. Yes, but not that look
of weird terror and hato and desperation that I had read In the man's
face as he had snt gazing out of thc
window the previous night.
It was time for mo to act. Thc
next timo tho conductor passed
through the car I, followed him and
wns about to speak when, to my
amazement, I saw tho man with tbe
glove seated between the two men
who had boarded thc train after ■ we
had loft Altoona. I let the conductor go'forward into the next car and
turned back to go to my scat, getting anothor glimpse ot the man's
face as I passed, It wore the same
look of guilty horror that I had Been
upon ft tho night before, with, an additional pang ot hepclessness thrown
into it.
I saw the situation. Thc other
men were detectives, who had been
telegraphed ahead to arrest the murderer, and they had quietly secured
him while I had been out ot the car
wondering how to. act.
A few weeks afterward I read thc
The Worst Disaster
of Mont Blanc
In the loug list ot disasters which
darken the history of Mount Diane,
tho woi'Bt, according to Edward
Wbympor, the famous lnountai
climber, occurred to a scratch party
in 1870.
Thc amateur alpinists were two
Americans, Mr, Randaii and Mr. Mc-
Boun, nnd a Scotch minister, the
Rev, G, McCorkmdalc, of Gplirock.
They took with them as guides or
assistants no fewer than eight persons from Chamobix, a quite sufficient number. As is usual, they
passed the night nt the inn. upon'the
rocks which are called tbe Grande
on tho next day a number of perilous  below  watched   their  progress,
through  telescopes.   They  were  seen I
to arrive on tlio summit and to be-'
gin the descent.   By that   time   the/
Weather hud changed.   Thc wind was
something frightful.
Even twelve thousand feet below
it was soon whirling snow about?
so that tlio members ol the party*
w.ere obliged to throw themselves
down to avoid being carried away
by it. Then th'c summit became
clouded and was not seen again tor
eight days.
No one came back, and on Sept.
7, fourteen men trom Chamonlx
started out to try to learn- something. Bad weather came on again,
and it was not until the 17th that
the fate of the party waB ascertained. When the rescue party got up
they found Mr. McCorvindale and
two of tho porters about seven hundred and fifty feet below the   top,
Mineral Resources
,„„„, ,  ..,,,,, ...„, with their heads right way up,   but
report of tbo rmAJlondemnat?on™ ««} «»* *&£ ■«!**on-l as.
Ohicnco  News if m? nai sllPPea and »»?>>•
micago i*.ews. Abont three hundred feet higher up
_ l)icy _____ npon Ml McBeani ana an_ i
other porter sitting down, the former with his head leaning on one hand
and the elbow on a knapsack, ropes
coiled up, batons, axes and knapsacks round about them still containing a little Iood.
Upon Mr. McBean a note b'ook was
tound containing several entries tn
respect to the occasion. All the Ave
corpses were hard frozen. They were
put into sack's and dragged down to
Chamonlx. It took three days to;
transport them. Tho Bodies ot the'
six others havo not yet, been recovered, but tbey will probably come to
light in the course ot a tew years.
One of the earliest, avalanche accidents on Mont Blanc occurred In
1820, when Dr. Hamel, a Russian,
set out on August 18 to go up Mont
Blanc, accompanied by two Englishmen and eight guides. They had ascended to a height ot more than fourteen thousand teet with live guides
in front, who wcro cutting or making stens, when all at onco thc snow
Tho natural resources of Canada
include two valuable minerals, of
which slie ban almost a monopoly-
asbestos and mica. The Dominion
already supplies 90 per cent, of the
world's consumption ot asbestos,
while in regard to mica a great market is opening owing to the growth
of thc use of electric power all over
thc world, which Canada will be able
to 1111 wTicn her mines arc developed.
There is, indeed, at the proscnt time
it considerable shortage in tlio Hiipply.
ot the mineral, nnd tbo sources   ol
Fancy Muslins, all good Patterns.
Reg. 23c, 33o and Mc. SPECIAL
lie a yard.
Bovs' and G iris' Straw Hats. Ree
75c, Sl.OO and $1,86. SPECIAL 50o.
Fancy Nock Ribbons. Reg. 60c
a yard.   SPECIAL 25c a yard.
Ladies' bummer Vests. SPECIAL  10c.
Men's Batbriggan Underwear.
SPECIAL 50c a Garment.
Men's Outing Shirts, in nice clean
Pattern. Reg; up to S1.25. SPECIAL C5c.
Boys' Pants and washing Blouses, the kind that wear. SPECIAL
Walters &
For Bathing Suits
■"        pen word ■ W
Advertisements under this head
ono cent por word per Issue, poy-
iiblc ill advance.
WANTED-A Porter.   Apply   nt Oil'
man's Barber Shop.
HOUSE TO RENT—Five Rooms and
Pantry. Apply W. Hooper, Gatacre Street.
FOR RENT-Ohoaji to Suitable Tenant—3 Bedrooms and Large L ving
Room and Pantry. Apply at 'telephone office.
FOUND—A MM Ci Hie Dog. Owhct
can have same by applying to
Frank Toresl, Gatacre street, and
paying for this avlrertisenunt.
FOR SALE-Brown and White Rabbits. Fifty cents each. Supply Mrs!
John  Stewart.
FOR SALE-Whlte Leghorn eggs for
setting. Buff leghorns and Black
Mtnorcas, $2.50 a setting. Apply
Mrs. Laird.
FOR SALE—Express wagon In perfect order and harness. Apply Arthur Howe,  Chemainus.
jFOR SALE—Four   roomed bouse in
good   locality    in  Extension,   B.
I   C.   Apply Ike Storey.
j __•
, PIANO FOR SALE.-TJprlght Grand
j Dominion Piano in flrst class con-
: dition. In use only a short time.
J Apply Mrs. Bernard, Union Brew-
j   ery, Ladysmith.
supply from existing channels arc unr *b°™ tacm KM-*? thousand
certain. Nearly the entire supply of ?al;ty WaSn°n ,„o 1 ?.w»S tZn
tho world comes (rom two sources, |'W ov,e1',th(! slo*,cs   HI' wl,ich tUcy
had tolled. I
Snow ugalu broke away abovo und |
moro or loss covered up the   whole
parly.   Some ot them struggled out,
but those of tho leading guides were!
mines aro   nroducing' "^^   ",Lu " croVll8Be  j1"*1 bm'lcl\
night a tow years since. When It camo! about 700 tons ot mica per nm.nn',' \ ""'!cr ™ ^ff.^\?L"-l*nfln«tl
to bedtime I noticed   a ma,, with a which product is    entirely absorbed ^"J-     ^up Kmiu *SJ'
furtive, hunted    expression got into1 '/ to  "Be   electrical concerns   in '''•* '™c ,„ QJo( tu„ 8Un,lv.
nnd tbo  demand "»   g" .._.,   ,„ ,,,„ „„-„„-„,
Madras     and Eastern Ontario.   The
Murder will out," said u commcr- Indian mines arc incapable ol yield-
clal travollcr on   a   transcontinental 1 Ing one-half of the required amount
.    ,    ,   „ „ ,, „„_„„„„,„.„  i w.,uMiocded in connection with the   great
train to a group of passage ... £wai* fh rf m -mvm trad    »,„,„
riding (rom New York to Chicago one  Uin Oanadinn
the upper bervh over   tbo one lffi$^^^.^^\m. £,urus Pelted
to occupy.  His demeanor was   that] for ln C!icoi.B 0,'lho preHeni, soum.„ and said to his employer,    Ihey aro
of a man who was    endcuvoring   toi of supply, i there. »t   that   time
hide himself.  I did not think   much\   fny^tigatlons havo proved the ox-|    ™   *™ ^le/'woro no'doubt   a
ofthe matter at tbo time,  till later istence ;.f certain enormous veins ol i ^derablo.   (llstanM lrom the spot
in the night, when drops   oi   bloodt^lZ t?h Xm^wll §lf | ^T^rX"hh^
u„„„- ♦„ >nn»irnn. *im .mm* hi.rt.ii!..... ,Pr„'     i,i,ri, „„   r,n .,i!r  ~.,.i i dismembered   remains   ol  the  tlirec
of drysS to h top ot'roclf' o 1*5$*** ?nHftt G.aciTScs
that itis U'levcd that the solution\«£FE /mo" ^Ttour
of the dcuclcncy ot mica ml  nt  n«jm .       In a direct lino trom tho
distant date bo solved by tbo sup-li: ^ u lmfl tohBd M
piles trom this locality; especin yas.£ i      u d fl
the rapid   ox enslou ol the   r«.ilway "« d ,c t
system o(    the Canadian   Northern! „'."._,
and the Grand Trunk Pnclltc   Ball-1 pcr mi"uni'
opening   up this mincrall] "
on the Stafford barony In 1823 ha
did not' trouble himself about such
a small matter as making his claim
good. Possession, he knew, was ■
''nine points of the law," and, acting
on this maxim, he installed himself
in Stafford Castle during the owner's absence, and refused to budge
until he was turned ont "neck and
crop." Such a summary proceeding,
however, did not disconcert him In
the least. He made a neighboring
inn his headquarters, served notices
on the tenants bidding them pay
their rents to him as their lord, and
started a carriage which flaunted thc
Stafford arms In the face ot the
world; and when at last ho tound
himself in the clutches of tbo law,
charged with fraud and impersonation, ho had tho effrontery to claim
his "privilogo ot peerage!"-
A less resolute man wns the Birni
Ingham tradesman .who, somo years
ago, Goiight to wear a coronet as
Eurl of Stirling. He succeeded in
raising $65,000 to prosecute his
claim, giving us security bonds tor
$250,000 on tho property which wiis
soon to be his, and appeared to havo
the* earldom within his clutch when,
us ill-luck would have* It, he was arrested on a charge ot forgery. Tho
claimant, however, seems to havo
been rather thc dupe than the villain ot tho play, for he was acquitted.
Corn Beef
Chicken and Vealatalltimes
attendant and Ijave the man awakened  oi let the matter take Its course?
Presently another agonizing groan
from the wounded man told mo that
he had awakened, and, to my intense
relief, I Baw thc  hand hastily   draw | »»?' ll,c
up. My flrst Impulse was to throw BonU?"., ^ la, reckoned lo be one
the elothes from tho bod and dress,] on tho best uevelupod regions Iu the
but a more reasonable feeling supor-, w°Vd* .... , i . , , . ,,
vened, and, scarcely knowing what 11 The cost r^mica mining In India,
did, I took n nowBPgper and spread whcr,! lahm is "tromoTy cheap, anil
It across tho stains. But that wati tho transportation of tho material 10
not sufficient to exorcise my fears,; Englund, with wharfage ami other
and I stared fixedly at the paper charges, amounts to about 9d pcr
that concealed the marks until, in! P°uml. The selling price varies ac-
the moonlight I found mysolf read-; cording to sizo, from Is, to Ua. poling, ln a mechanical, Bomlconsclous pound, but tlie bulk of the material
way, the'words I (saw printed on tie; from India ia of such small sizes that
newspaper. I the   owcr prices; prevail   It Is stat-
At flrst thc words   wero moaning- cd that Iho cost of minlug mica   in
less,    then they   began   to    aBsume British Columbia, after allowing tor
Local and General
News Notes
J. A.  Ryan
Pure Ice Cream
On Hand
Tobaccos, Cigars,  Etc.
Bestquality of Confectionery
Miss Bardozono
Get Ready for the Summer by
Having Your House Painted
Best materials only used.
Big stock of wall paper on
Fighting for
A Peerage
Crnnbrook will nt onco begin tbe
manufacturing of brick.
Work on thc foundation tor Mayor
Nicholson's new building on First
Avenue has commenced.
form and coherence, and finally I
tound them burning Into my brain
In the column spread out before mo
was an account of a terrible traged
that had taken place in Now Yor
the day previous to my leaving that
city. A man had murdered a woman out ot Jealousy under clrcum.
stances ot peculiar atrocity, ln tho
struggle between the murderer and
the victim the knlie with which tho
deadly deed had been done had bcon
wrested so llercely that tho ends of
two of the murderer's lingers had
been cut off and had been picked up
by the police. The man In the berth
above was the murderer! With this
maddening thought surging through
my brain, the wonder was that I did
not scream. But I kept silent, slowly realising the grave responsibility
of my position as I lay there with a
fellow creature's lite at my mercy.
My .duty was plain. To allow a criminal to escape Justice was to become an accessory to his erlme. But
had I had the hardihood to denounce him? Would not the stigma
of notorloty forever afterward be
mine? How did I know that the
crime might not be in a measure a
Btroke ol swift Justice that man is
sometimes maddened Into committing under strong provocation?
The dawn was just stealing in
through the windows, and, as I put
on my wrappor and crept stealthily
to the dressing room, thore was not
| a soul to be seen except the   male
tho   present difficulties ln transport
Tho claim to thc Sackville barony,
which has excited so much interest
recently, has many points ln common with thc sensational claim to
tho Earldom of Berkeley,  which set
until the railway reaches the proper- evory tongue in England wagging a
ty, doco not exceed 2d per pound, nnd century or more ago.
will   bo   considerably reduced   when     That tho flfth Earl ol llcrkcley, had
tho railway reaches the diBtrlct. t.,,,.,„ .    ..,„   ,,        ,,    ,     ,1      .
The demand for largo clear sheets i t"kon *0 •"'« Ul<! P™"* daughter of
Thc corner stone for thc now Methodist church nt Pcrnic was laid last
week by the Ilcv. Geo. Bean, ot Victoria.
Cliarlcs C. l'llkey, fo Vernon, who
lust year operated a    steamer on
Long Lake, haa    assigned Ior the
benefit ol creditors.
J. E. Smith
Roberts St.
Lndysmith, B. C*.
A. Litt
Charges moderate.
All work   left at   McCallum's 2nd
avenue, near Fire Hall, will receive
prompt atcention,
of mica is very groat, and tho mica
deposits discovered at Mica Mountain
prove lhe oxlstenco ot exceptionally
large crystals of the llnost palo green
mica and also ot the brown mica.
The deposit at this particular point
Is unlike tho doposlfs tn other parts
of tho world, In that there are trtio
veins ol mica-bearing scblBts with a
width ot trom 17ft. to Bait., which
rendors tho mining ol the property
cue of extreme simplicity, as lt can
he iiunrrietl without expensive machinery.
A company has recently been formed, called the Dominion Mica Corporation, Ltd., which has uqqutred these
properties, consisting of ten claims
nnd veins, in all over 500 acres, ln
which the mica Is described as Inexhaustible by Prolessor W. Galloway,
tlie eminent geologist ot Cardiff. A
small amount ot 7 per cent, proflt
sharing debenture stoOk is being Issued tor the Immedlnto development
of this property, and it is exported
that during tho coming summer shipments of mica will be made. One ot
the largest electrical concerns In the
United Statos aro prepared to take
annually a considerable miantity of
before the birth ot tho eldest son, or
ensure large profits to tho company,
William Colo, a Gloucester butcher
who became thc mother ot seven stalwart sons, wns beyond all dispute;
but whether the marriage took plucc
before the birth ot tho eldest son, or
ten years later, was a very dlltcront
matter, and round this point thc be>t
tlo waged'llercely. Of this earlier al.
leged marriage tlio only evidence
wnh an entry on n slip of paper attached to a page of the llorkeloy mar-
rlago register. The clergyman in
whose TTandwritlng tho ontry was
said to be was dead; so, too, waB
one of the witnesses, while the signature of the Bocond witness was in
an assumed name.
A marriage thus supported failed
to satisfy the Houso ot Lords, who
held that ft was, not proven, and tho
earldom waB awarded, not to the
cldeBt.sonof the union, but to the
flfth son, who was born atter tho
later and iiroperly-authentlcatod wed
ding; and wHo, to his honor be it
said, refused to assume a title which
he declared belonged to his eldest
But all claims to peerages arc not
supported by oven such slight evl-,
donee as a doubtful marriage-entry.
When a Mr, Cooko caBt covetous eyes
Tncrc is a fortune awaiting, the
man who will start a steam laundry
in Ladysinllb. Very muny people
now sond out their laundry work to
Victoria and Nanaimo, but tor many
reasons this is not satisfactory. It
takes two weeks to get the laundry
back, aud BOinetiuiOB not even then.
If n laundry were operated in Lady-
smith it would pay.
In an Irish garrison town a theatrical company was giving performances, and some soldiers from tho
local barracks wore engaged to set
as supers. The duties Included the
waging of n tierce fight in which, after a stirring struggle, ono army was
defeated on a given signal from the
prompter. For a tew nights all
went well, but on the Friday evening a speeial' performance of the
pleco was to he given under tho pat-1
ronago of the colonel and other of-
fleers of tho garrison. The two ar- j
Alios met ns usual at the end of the;
second act, when thoy (ought and
kept on fighting, regardless of the
agonized glare in the eye af their
(actor) general, who hoarsely ordered the proper army to "Retreat,
confound yon!" But the fight still
went on, and soon tbe. horrified manager saw the wrong afn«jr being driven slowly ofl the stage, sttll fighting
desperately. Down came the curtain
amid roars ot laughter, tad the. turn-
Chong Kee
Washing and Irouiugp...audi)' nUendeil
<V.frw-SA.                      t       t* Kmiam,
 _«. , ,    *
Hens for Sale
One Hundred liens for
sale. Apply D. Davies,
Rancher,   near Ladysmith.
Leave orders at Robert's
Butcher Shop.
Dr. R. B. Dier
Surgeon Dentist
ing manager hactcned to aBk the delinquents why they "had failed to retreat on hearing the signal.
"Retraite," roared, a burly fusilier, vfhoso Visage bad been badly
battered, ".and-is it retraite ye'd
bate lis «ld the colonel and all tha
officers m the boxM?" THE LADYSMITH CHRONICLE
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Bathing Suits
and Tights
^^^^^ __== 4
Swimming time is here and the water is just right I{.
for a plunge. Perhaps you can't And your old bath- Z
ing suit and probably when you do find it it's a $
goner.   Just drop in and let us fit you out. 4,
Boys' Swimming Drawers, per pair  10c v;
Youths' Swimming Drawers, per pair  15c j;
Men's Swimming Drawers, per pair 25c $
Youths' and Men's Bathing 1 piece Suits, each.. 50c $
Mens'2 piece Bathing Suits, 75c, $1.00 $1.25 and $1.50 *
a •
Z •
• *
■ ' •
Z •
We have all ):inds, all sizes, all colors.
See our English Towels, from 15c to $1.00 a pair.
Canvas Shoes—For Men, Ladies, Boys, Girls
and Children.
All kinds of Fruit in Season
The Hot Weather * Vancouver Island Cigar
Will  Soon
Be Here
We Have
You Need
The very Uteft in Summer Vests, L *pel
on Pockets.   All shades, prices and shies.
Summer Underwear. We have the famous Ziminer Knit Silkette Underwear at
12.50 a suit.
Mens' Mesh Underwear, short sleeves
and knee drawers, at $1.50 a suit.
Belbriggan Underwear the old reliable,
at tl.!!,! a suit.
ALSO -Straw Hats, CUhiug, Faucy
boa, Shirts, Shoes, Etc., Belts, Kte.
W. E. Morrison
Formerly Gold & Johnston, of Victoria, are introducing a new brand
of Cipars to be known  as tbe
"V. I."
Try Them.
Local and General
News Notes
Baseball players are requested to
turn out to practice tbis evening at
7 o'clock.
The ladles of the Presbyterian
Church will hold an Ice cream festival on the evening of June 24.       •
Tea rooms for ladles or gentlemen. Short order or sandwiches
always ready at Hoopv',*. *   '
i) meet your friends and be right
at home, while in Victoria, stay at
the Rainier Hotel, George Suritgy
proprietor. •
At Ladysmith, June 7th, to the
wife of Mr. Thomas Baiter, corner
of Roberta street and Fourth avenue,
a son.
Finest Ice Cream ln the city at.
Hooper'i, the most gele*t tn.-lcr
on the Island. Everything of the
best quality in Confectionery.       •
T.i meet your friends and be right
at home, while In Victoria, stay at
the natnier Hotel, George ,lu'*?y
proprietor. "
Are You
In Need of Shoes??
.f. i
The New Power Washer
We have them at prices tht t make it worth while J
for you to come here. This f p .ce does not allow us J
to go into details, but we will mention one special J
we want you to try. •
We have 60 pairs of Pit Shoes.  Reg. $2.50 to
$3.75, we are going to clear at $ 1.75.
See the handbills for particulars of the biggest
Shoe Sale we have he'd.
Simon Leiser &Co., Ltd
Thos. White has
Hot Springs.
left lor Harrison
Harry Peevor went over to   Vancouver this morning.
Mr. Lowery, of the B. C.   Underwriters, is in Ladysmith today.
For Men and
Young Men
With style, fabrics and miking that
satisfy the best dressed men. The prices are reasonable, ranging from
$8.00 to $28.00
Our aim Is to please you. A satisfied
customer is the best advertisement wt
can have.
Straw and Linen Hats
We are showing New Styles in Boaters and Soft straws, from
75c up
Sit Oir Kin if the Pit But  The Mnt Inr Store   Miiir's iMtsJSuair
There will be memorial services at
the Ladysmith cemetery on< tbe afternoon of June 20th.
Mrs. Jacohson and Miss Irene Mor
gan, Chemainus, are visiting their
father ln Ladysmith.
The number of building permits issued in Winnipeg for this year reached the one thousand mark yesterday.
Rbbt. Oilman, of Vancouver, who
has been visiting bis brother in Ladysmith, returned home this morning.
Tbe Dominion Government is advertising for tenders for fixtures tor
the postoffle and customs office in
Now is the time to enjoy
yourself with one.
Knight's Book Store
Waistcoat Cost
Him $500,000
«• • »
ll Just attach it to your water tap;-
:: and it does the rest, while you go oh::
ll with your other work. Try one, we ;|
:: sell them on approval, if not satisfac-::
| tory, you can return free of charge. I i
Ladysmith Hardware Co., lm.
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We Have Everything You Neeil
Superior Hard Enamel
There will be a meeting of those in*
terested In the formation of a motor
boat club in Ladysmith at J. A.
Knight's, bookstore Friday evening.
John Dunlop, Dominion immigration officer at King's Gate,   reports
"I was so prosperous in 1862 as t
be able tq have two waiscoats," sat
a veteran newspaper man.   "and  0.4
of those waistcoats cost me S6OO,OO0.,|
Solomon In all his  glory never pu
up as much as that, I don't bellev, for
his. whole wardrooe.   I could get on
every bit as good as that one  now
though, for (1.50.
_^^___________m__m__m_____       i    "This happened on Oil Creek, Pa.
that 855 new residents entered Oan- in the   early days   of petroleum.  I
ada via that port In the month ol.^f. ^ered over there in 1862.  I
Souvenir Goods: I have a large
assortment of Hemsley's extra fine
Hard Enamel Goods. These goods
are only sold to the Jewelery Trade
a lower grade being provided for tbe
general trade.
Gall and Inspect these Souvenir
Goods. Tbey nre a work of art.
Souvenir Spoons, Belt Pins, Maple
Leaves,  Etc.,  Etc.
Our Watch repair work Is ever Increasing, why? because when we repair a watch lt is done thoroughly,
you get satisfaction. Estimates given
on all work.
The Sliullkamecn'8tar says tbat a
cow owned by a   Prlncetonlan is per-| millionaires the next.
was only a kid, but I had saved (50
About that time the flowing oil well
were being struck. Men who were
poor .'one day were finding themselve
forming very satisfactorily the duties of a foBter mother to tpur
Mr. Chas. Hlnc Is a happy lather
today, Mrs. Hine having presented
her husband with a daughter this
forenoon. Mother are baby arc doing well.
Sid llumbcr, a well known In
crosse player, of Victoria, Is work
lag on Mayor Nicholson's new. build-
Ing, and may play a match or two
on the Ladysmith team,
A. J. McKelvie and S. 11. Joynes
encountered n shark out in the harbor on Monday. They haa been tn a
sallbAat, and betore they knew tt, the
marine monster came alongslae the
boat. They splashed the oars and
the shark headed off In another direction.
We have just received another slitp-
i«nt of those
Elegant Designs and
Colorings in Wall Paper
Call and aeo them. They are going fast.
A full IIm of, Paints and Varnishes
in stock.
Picture Framing done on shortest
notice. Bring your pictures and lock
over our mouldings.
I suppose there are a good man
people who remember 'Jim Sher
man. When I flrst met Mini' Ll
hadn't as much money as I had, bu 1
he had a lease on one corner of wha
was known an tho Poster farm an
wub trying to find oil on it.
"For Borne reason or other specu
lation hadn't cast the eye of tavor o
thc Foster farm as yet, but 'Jim
Sherman believed It had the oil snn
under it, and on the strength
'Jim's' faith his wife had put ln every
cent she had received nn a legac
from hcr father, $500, to help 'Jim
■ out ln his venture.
I "When I ran up again 'Jim' I
had been tn the region only a conpl
of days and my $50 was still intact
I had a boarding place about hall
mile from where 'Jim' was strugg
ling to get his well into the sand h
believed in. He had exchanged a
eigth Interest in his well for a drilling engine, and he had disposed of .a
sixteenth Interest for $60 ln cash and
a shotgun, and that $60 and the 116
be sold the shotgun for, together
with (110 he had received for a horse
which he Und traded another sixteenth Interest In tats well for, had
all been absorbed and the drill had
not yet tapped the oil vein.
"It was at this interesting condition of the Sherman well that I ran
up against 'Jim.' He was In despair. He had no hope of being able
to obtain another dollar. He bad
been rflerlng another sixteenth Interest ln his lease for ISO with no takers. I thought the matter over a
while, and then said to 'Jim' that I
would take tho one-Blxteenth myself.
" 'Produce the fifty!" said he.
"I felt for my fifty. It wasn't
thero, and I at onco remembered that
I laid put cn my other waistcoat
when I enmc ont and. bad forgotten
Painter .aad Ptperhanger.
Prr.f. W. J. Sllpprell Prlnelpa
Columbian College speaks plainly.
New Westminster. B. C, May,
The Brackman-Ker Milling Co,, Ld.
Dear Sirs,
1 take pleasure In stating tbat I have used Caverhill's
Barley Flakes and alao Barley
Bread manufactured from Caverhill's Barley Flour and have been
more than delighted with the result.
The Barley Flakes make a break,
fast food superior to any other on
the market; they are most pleasing to the palate, while containing as they do, such a large percentage ot peoteln, 1 would consider
hem to be of the greatest value In the development of bone and muscle, while their other
propertlesasslst'greatly In maintaining a proper tone and regularity to the system.
I find Barley Bread to be sweet and nutritious and I believe It will maintain IU freak.
ncas longer then any other form of bread: I recommend both with perfect assurance that a
trial will prove satisfactory In every case. Yours Truly,
W. J. Sllpprell.
We guarantee these Flakes.
Ask Your; Grocer, for Package 15c.
The Brackman-Ker  Milling Co., Ltd.      X
running wildly from every direction
toward the Sherman lease, and beard
yells of:—
" 'Jim' .truck lt, by—I And
struck lt big!'
"And he had. Whl.o I was away to
get the $50 I had left In my other
waistcoat the drill ln thei Sherman
well had dropped Into the sand, and
tn change my littio wad of wealth to'she  was spouting nt a two-thousand
it frJ.n tbe pocket of the garment 11 money.   I got It all right  and   was
had taken oft.  I explained matters tn Ing for two years. Before she unit she
'Jim' Sherman and started at  once, had spouted,more   than two million
(or my   boarding house to get the, barrels of oil, and the average price
money,  I got It all right, end  was, of oil
on my way back to lnvJut It In   the: barrel,      a_______________________________^___________m.___________—_m
Sherman oil well when I saw people something like 16,000,000 out of   It, I aged too much.
and If I hadn't been so prosperous
that-1 was able to hav* two waistcoat* 126,000 barrel* of that oil
would have been mine. And that's
how ons of those garments cost me
The 'Musical Eckardts', the famous
company of Swiss Bell Rfngers will
give a performance here on Monday
next for the benefit of the Lacrosse
flluh, This performance should tie
well attended for besides being well
worth tbe pries of admission, it is
during that time was 14 a1 helping tho boys. Athletic sports In a
Jim'  Sherman   cleared   up| town of this kind can not be encour-


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