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Vol. I.
Ladysmith, 5. C, Saturday, November 25, 190S.
r-.i —
No. 31.
Record Your Vote for the Sewer By-law
Necessity of
Good Council
Tho time is drawing near when the
citizens of Ladysmith will be called
upon to select their mayor and aldcr-
imn for the forthcoming year. It
has been stated frequently that tho
present moyor will not agfiin offer
himself as a, candidate and that thrct!
oi' four of the present aldermen feel
that other citizens should share in
the responsibility of conducting the
business affairs pit the city. To many
this will he regarded as a^calamity,
for it must'be confessed that the present mayor and council have fulfilled
their duties in a manner creditable
to themselves and the city. 'A great
deal in the way of beneficial municipal legislation, has been accomplished during the year, and while occasionally there, rnayVhavc- been a little friction, it cannot be charged
that any member of the hoard was
animated witli any other motive than
to advance the best interests of the
city. That they have much to their
credit in the way of municipal progress, is boi'ne oat by the accomplishments of tho current year. A decided step- forward in the way of creating municipal assets has been taken,
and i'ju a result of careful administration of civic affairs a great deal
has been done in the way of making
Ladysmith  a  more  attractive  place
in which to live.
« • •
There has been passed a by-law to
iintall an electric lighting plant, another, by-law—even of far greater importance—that of providing a proper
sewerage system—is before the ratepayers to-day, and will undoubtedly
lc carried out during the next year.
In addition to this a high school has
been established, in Ladysmith, which
will make the place more desirable
ledge, such as Mayor Nicholson possesses. In fact, the present council
are now familfar with the details ot
tbe work, and it will be a great pity
if that knowledge cannot now be
made to serve a practical end.
Therefore, it is desirable that the
present mayor and as many members of the present council as 'possible should remain in office, but in
the event of their services not being
available, it will be the duty of the
citizens to exercise the greatest care
in the selection of men to fill their
places. There are very Jew cities In
British Columbia that can boast of
having put down their sewers without committing mistakes, and these
mislak.es must be'^voided by Ladysmith, and the best way in which to
avoid errors will be the selection of
men for mayor and aldermen who
know something about the work to he
carried on under their supervision.
Landing of the
Nanaimo Pioneers
Miss Norma Cavin returned to-i?ay
from a visit to friends in Victoria.
Rev. Mr. Ambrose, the new vicar
of St, John's Mission, is expected to
arrive in Ladysmith'   next Monday.
F'. E. Simpson, of the Cranbrook
Herald is spending a few days at
Duncan, Ho has been in bad health
lor some time, and is recuperating
at the Quamiclia.ii Hotel.
Flags were flying in Nanaimo yesterday in honor of the 24th anniversary ot the landing in that oity of
the, pioneers from the Princess Royal, after the tedious sail around the
Fifty-four years Is a long stretch
of time, and yet, the Free Press says
of these hardy pioneers who founded
Nanaimo, several are still alive today, and are numbered among the
city's most respected and useful citizens. The passengers on the Princes!
Royal left Londan early in June,
1854, most of them arriving in the
metropolis from Staffordshire, Eng.,
although one or two came from
Summersetshire, among the latter
Messrs. Biggs and Sage. All had
signed on to work for tbe Hudson's
Bay Company    at Nanaimo, known
Win. Hooper will be able to begin
business ih his store on Uatacrc
street4just as soon as the frames i'or
the front of the building reach, here
and are placed in position. _ There
has been some delay in securing
these frames.
Mr. John llaigh, of Extension ,is a
visitor to-day. Mr. Haigh has unlimited faith in the future of Ladysmith. He can see now signs of advancement in the place with each
succeeding visit, and has no hesitation in saying that there will be a
population here ot 10,000 or 12,000
within two years.
Richard Barclay, ot the, Portland
Hotel, met with a painful accident
last evening while wrestling with a
friend. In the scuffle he missed his
footing, and suffered a fracture ot the
left leg near the ankle. Dr. Williams
was called in immediately and reduced the fracture, hut it will be
four or five weeks, before Mr. Barclay,
will he able to get back to business.
from a residential point of view to thenas    Colville Town.    With   one
exception all arrived safely in Nanaimo, the exception being Thomas
lepwndes, who died at Honolulu en
route, tbe vessel putting him ashore
at that place.
The following were the names ot
the miners who were passengers:-
George Baker,
John Baker,
Joseph Bevilockway,
John Biggs,
George Bull,
Dannie) Dunn,
Elijah Ganner,
Edwin Gnugh,
William Harrison,
Thomas Hawkes,
William Incher,
Thomas Jones,
Thomas Lowndes,
John Malpass,
John Meaktn,
Matthew Miller,
Richard Richardson,
John Thompson,
Jesse Sage,
John Richardson,
Richard Turner,
Joseph Webb,
Thomas York,   i
George Robinson, M. E., who came
out to superintend the mining work.
0t this number Messrs. Oeorge Baker, Jesse Sage and John Thompson
ajjf:. still resident in Napaimo.
rak Hawkes is still alive and Is
living somewhere in Washington.., A
number of children, also who made
the passage, are still alive and living in Nanaimo, among them being
City Clerk Oough, Mrs. A. T. Nor-
rls, Geo. Bevilockway and Fred. Meari
kin. Mr. Geo. Baker's wife and the
late John Meakin's wife, of course
were passengers witfh their husbands
and still live there. A son ot Elijah
Oanner's, also called Elijah, is residing near Victoria.
Tnc   pioneers   landed neat Esoui-
malt and .went aboard the brig
men with families to be educated.
Of course, the school board is in a
measure to receive credit for this,
but the council aided the effort in
every way, and    the   honors of tho.
achievement arc divided.
• • •
Next year will be an important
ono In the history ot Ladysmith. Tin)
public works voted on this year will
have to be carried out, and it is to
the interests ot e,vcry citizen who
has the future welfare ol Ladysmith
at heart that the undertakings be
conducted in a business-like manner.
Civic enterprise is admirable in Its
way, tut to this should be added
business /nullifications. .The man who
successfully conducts his own .business
can well safely bo entrusted with the
city's business affairs. It would
therefore, be well, if in the next council the tusincss interests of the city
were well represented. The accomplishments of the council of this
year, have fully shown what can be
done by a sane civic administration,
and it would not be wise at this
stage to make any more changes
than by force of circumstances are
found to he necessary. The various
interests have been well represented
and a continuance of this policy will
result in advantage to all concerned.
• * •
It is not too early to look.around
for men for the council board. It
seems to many that Mayor Nicholson should remain in office for another year. He has the,special qualifications required at the present
time, and has a full grasp of the
municipal situation. The Installation of tho electric lighting system
and the construction of the sewers
will require certain technical know-
A curiosity connected with the
Tommy Burns-Jack Johnson bout in
Sydney, Australia, on |Dcc. 26, at 11
a. m'., is that the result of the contest will be known in Nanaimo en
Dec. 25, Christmas Day. According
to experts at the Ottawa observatory, 11 a. m. , Dec. 26, in Sydney
will ,be 7 p. hi., Dec.25, in Nanaimo,
so paradoxically speaking .people in
this city will know how the batt'e
resulted a day before Jit happened;—
Nanaimo Herald,
Thomas Bryant, who has been inspecting some properties at Jcdway,
returned to Vancouver recently. Ike-
da, and his partner in the lkeda
mines, have also returned. They report that their mine is being worked all the time and the ore is ship-
pedto the Tycc smelter at Ladysmith. A number af other properties adjoining the lkeda claims are
trying to sell out or raise money 1o
develop them. In many cases, however, they are asking-toO much money lor their prospect.
Representatives of the Vancouver
Island league will meet in Ladysmith
next Sunday at 1 p. m., to complete
tho organization for the season's series. Delegates from Victoria, Nanaimo and other cities are expected to
bo present, and it is not thought
likely that any more entries for the
senior championship pennant than already announced will be rewired,
namely, Victoria United, Esquinnit,
Ladysmith and Nanaimo. Entries
for the second and junior divisions
will be received by the secretary, T
Hill, Ladysmith, up to 'o-day.
No person coming to Prince Rupert, with the intention of remaining
here or settling in the country, need
purchase supplies before coming.
Evciyth'nz, in the way o! supplies
can be procured in Prince Rupert,
where tents are manufactured, and
where everything in the way of furniture and bedding and cooking utensils arc sold at very reasonable prices. Provisions and general supplies
can te obtained not only at Prince
Rupert, but at Fort Simpson, Port
Essington, Jcdway, and other towns
in Skcena district. The merchants
of the district know what settlers
need and can be relied on to keep
stoc's on hand. Come north with
money and muscle and good intentions. Leave everything else behind.
—Prince Rupert Empire.
Trouble Again
Captain Baldwin is In irj.iblc
again. It will be remembered that
during last September the H'aptain
arrived in Ladysmith with a gasoline launch, which he offered for
sale. The customs authorities seized the launch because it was of foreign make, and a few days after
Captain Baldwin disappeared. Customs Officer! Conway reported the
seizure to Ottawa, and the launch is
still in his possession. In the meantime information has been received
that Captain Baldwin leased the
launch from Seattle parties, and
skipped out with it to the British
Columbia side. Later Baldwin was
charged at Seattle with having stolen the launch, but the men to whom
'it had been offered [or sale in Ladysmith refused to go over to Seattle
to give evidence, and as Baldwin had
the lease in his possession, the prosecution fell to the ground. The Ottawa authorities are in possession of
all the facts and it is quite probable
the launch will be restored to the
rightful owners.
Shortly after leaving here Baldwin
turned up at Vancouver, and his
movements are now made public by
evidence given in the police court at
of that. Then Capt. Baldwin wanted me to go on with him to Port Angeles and I refused. I left him and
took the train to Victoria, and got
the boat from there to here."
Mr. Farris, counsel for the accused,
held that there was no evidence of
theft, as the boat had simply been
tied up in an American port with a
fine against her. He offered no evidence.
The magistrate said he thought the
case a clear one, and he committed
Baldwin for trial.
It was while at Seattle that Baldwin was arrested charged with having stolen the launch confiscated by
the Government authorities at La-'
dysmith. As before said, the charge
fell through, and he was taken back
to Vancouver on a charge af having
stojen  the Fin.
Baldwin resided in Victoria a number of years ago, and it! is suggested
by some who knew him at that time
that the authorities might learn more,
about him by hunting up bis record,
during his residence there.
Peerages That
May Die Out
It is a singular fact that not one,
of the three Canadian peerages has
male heir to continue it. LordMouni
Stephen, though he has been   twice
the   Terminal   City the other day, J matriodi    has   no   childrcn      Lord
wkn he came up on the charge   of strathcona's title will one day des-
Isolation Hospital
for Vancouver
A despatch from Vancouver announces that the health committee held a
special session Thursday to consider
plans for a new solation hospital.
These were submitted by the medical
health officer and were discussed at
length. .The scheme of Dr. Underbill
is to provide for the caro af patients
fromcontiguous municipalities and to
have the government enact such legislation, as will make the cost of the
care of these taxable against the
municipality. The plans shown provide for a building to cost approximately S5.r),0()0, exclusive of site,
the question of site being lor the
time the difficult problem to solve,
After approving of the plans the
committee authorized tho comptroller
and health officer to locate feasible
sites and report to a future meeting
ot the committee. Notice of motion
to taise $66,000 for the erection ot
a new pest house has already been
given and tho object ot tho submitting ol the plans was that the mattcf
might be fully discussed before the
Meeting of the
School Board
The regular monthly meeting ot
the school board was held in the
secretary's office on Thursday night,
with all members present. The ordinary routine business was attended to and some slight repairs to the | overhaul this particular boat
having stolen the gasoline launch Flo,
belonging to Stanley W. Crawford,
of that city.
Mr. Crawford said that negotiations for the purchase of the launch
by Capt. Baldwin had been under
way, and he had been asked to take
her out for a trial.spin. Mr. Crawford went out with him on -the Inlet, but Capt. Baldwin was not satisfied and wanted further tests, so
Mr. Crawford gave him the key of
the toathouse at the wharf where
the launch was kept and told him he
might practice on it there. When he
came down a few days later, however, the launch was gone, and he
next heard of it in Seattle, where
Baldwin had taken it. He got the.
police to look it up and they got a
signed statement from Baldwin that
the launch belonged to Mr. Crawford.
Baldwin had not paid him anything
on the launch though he was to give
him $1,000 for it, so he had him ar-
Hugo Courtney, a night clerk at
the Winters hotel, said Baldwin had
been staying at the hotel, and as be
(Courtney) understood gasoline
launches had asked him to come and
lie hail
school building were authorized.
Very interesting reports from the
teachers were read to the Board by
Principal Hunter. He reported that
there was a difference of Of) between
the attendance on Oct. Sth, and on
Nov. 28rd, suggesting that possibly
there was a feeling that the health
regulations might be relaxed after
the Christmas holidays. During the
discussion provoked by the reports,
the members of the board were a
unit in declaring their intention of
treating all alike and continuing in
force tho present conditions of attendance at school.
council   next   Monday night.   It is
.   Kc-j probable that some arrangement will
covcry, and were towed to Mnilmo to mftd(,  in caso thc work is under.
by the steamer Otter.   The vovagelirs L ,      .    .       ...   .     .,,■.,.,
„.». „,,i.«™ „t . „k..» h..iH .....IM«* ^ nave the hospital built   in
sections, as it is planned with wings,
came ashore at a wharf built rear
the old Bastion, landing on a bright
November morning.
which will lend aid to such a scheme
W. R. Smith is installing an independent electric lighting plant in the
Bickle building on Gatacre street.
He has now in position a gasoline
engine and dynamo that will gcnei'
ate enough power to light up the
building. Anyone who would like to
install a similar plant can get tho
necessary Information from Mr.
Smith. .    ,
spent two days in fixing it up, and
was about tired of it when Baldwin
proposed that he should come with
him for a trial trip to Chemainus.
"He told me it was about 32 miles
from Vancouver, and just around
Point Grey, but I was mistaken on
that point," said thc witness "We
travelled for an hour or two when
we saw a boat in thc distance, and
Capt. Baldwin told me that was the
boat I should have taken back from
Chemainus. That was the first
knowledge I had that he did not intend to come back himself. Then we
got caught on a shoal, and I got wet
to his skin through it. We got to
Chemainus and spent the night at
the hotel. In the morning the proprietor charged me $1.50 lor my bjil,
and as Capt. Baldwin had only thirty cents In his pocket I was expected
to pay his bill also. At first I refused, but as I had not enough money to get back with t had to give
him 'a cheque nn the Hotel Winters
and he kept Capt. Baldwin's bill out
cend to his daughter, Mrs. Howard,
who, in that case, will add another
to the small and select company of
British peerages in their own right;
whilo the other Canadian peerage,
that of Macdonafd of Earnscliffe, is
now held.by the widow of Lord Mac*
donald, and as yet no provision has
been made for its inheritance Iff her
only daughter.
There are nearly a dozen ladies
who are peeresses in their own rightmost of them without male heirs,
while two more ladies will be added to the number when Lord Wolsc-
lcyand Lord Roberts die. The former has no son, but his viscounty
was conferred with special remainder to his daughter, and with remainder again to her male issue, so
that in that way the title may be
perpetuated, while in the case of
Lord Roberts, who lost his only son
in the South African war,, the earldom has also been conferred with
special remainder to his daughter.
Among tho peers whose titles will
under present circuiuslsnccs cease upon their death might be mentioned
Lord Milner, who has no heir, and
Lord Llanduff, who, as Henry Matthews, filled the office of home secretary from 188B to 1802.
Lord James, of Hereford, an attot,
ney-general of the seventies, has no
relative,who can succeed to his title,
neither has Lord Shand, a Scotch
judge of great eminence, who' died
four years ago. Another famous legal liglit whose title lapsed with his
death was Lord Brampton, who, as
Sir Henry Hawkins, established the
reputatian of being the finest criminal lawyer of his day.
Lord Northcliffe, formerly Alfred
Harmsworth, has no heir to succeed
him-' Lord Kitchener remains a bachelor, and hie brother Is, therefore
heir to the title, while Lord Welby,
who was permanent secretary of tho
treasury from 1885 to 1894, has no
heir to the title conferred upon him
Ioi conspicuous service to the state.
Mr. James Kerr will receive the
sympathy of every resident ol Ladysmith, in the great loss he has sus-
stained in the death o (hie wife, Mrs.
Angus Kerr, at the isolation hospital Wednesday night. The burial
took place Thursday evening.
Holiday Shirts
—aearme-rr  ■ ■■■iii.imismiiii n n m
Negligee and Soft Fronts in Plain and
Fancy Colors.
See the new Negligee Shirt with Embroidered Lustre
Front at $1.25.   This is a dandy.
New Collars, new Neckwear,   new Sweater Bluffs,
new Suspenders at
Meals 20 Cents and Up.
Best 25 Cent Meal in Victoria for 20 Cents. Patronize
White Labor by eating here. Special atteniion given to
tourists and visitors, who are cordially welcome. We
keep the Celebrated Grand Duke Cigar.
We want to clean out our stock
of Chinaware and glassware this
Many lines we will sell for cost,
and some lines below cost.
Ladysmith Hardware Company
porjale    j  BEAVEN'S
Local and General.
The waterworks j building will be
painted next week.
AndrcwDryden went down to Victoria this  morning.
Mayor Planta, ot Nanaimo, was a
visitor to Ladysmith to-day.
Martin Ct. O'Brien has orders tor
a dozen or so ot his gasoline lamps.
Mr. John Bland, was a passenger
on this morning's train for Victoria.
W. A. Gallihcr, ex-M. !P. for Koot-
cnay, has opened, a law office at VanJ
J. E. Smith has the contract for
papering and renovating the rooms
of the Cecil hotel.
Mr. C. Peterson, the furniture man,
is making a business visit to Victoria and Vancouver.
The name of Edward Qucnncll is
mentioned in connection with r the
mayoralty of Nanaimo.
. Mine. Nordica, the famous singer,
will be heard at the Victoria theatre
next  Wednesday evening.
Miss Rosie Lewis returned Wednesday evening from a visit to friends
in Victoria and Vancouver.
Dr. Dnnks, who has bad charge of
the isolation hospital since it opened, left for Vancouver yesterday. .
Harmony Lodge I. 0. 0. F. will
ask for tender's for the lease of the
opera bouse for one to three years
Mr. Percy K. Winch went over to
Nrn-timo this weekend made several sales oi his celebrated "Grand
Duke" cigar.
Mr. Frank Shepherd, of Nanaimo,
is engaged on some .survey work for
farmers around Nanoose Bay and
Little Qualicum'.
The residents of South Oyster held
their regular monthly social last
evening. There was a good programme and a pleasant time.
Small ranch, 10 acres of
good fruit land midway between Ladysmith and Chemainus.   Apply at
C. Gardner's Grocery
Wood for Sole.
Splendid mill wood for sale at
Ladysmith Lumber yard, at a low
price.   Apply to v(|
You can lift a platVfrom'a red hot stove
without burning your hands.
The greatest household device ever
Agent for Ladysmith, Esplanade.
FOR SALE-3 Lights Vapor Gasoline Lighting System. .Perfect condition.    Hooper, Ladysmith.
The friends of Mr. W. W. Walkem
surprised him at bis rooms last evening. The time was spent in playing
Geo. M. Cohan's phenomenal musical comedy, "Little Johnny Jones,"
comes to the Victoria theatre next
Monday  niglit.
Mr. Simon Leiser was in the city
a few days ago, and announced that
his firm contemplated the erection of
a brick store on the corner of Gat-
acre street and Esplanade.
A well-taown official is building a
new house on First avenue, and id is
stated that when he moves into it
on December 20, he will tatow his
name on a lady now residing in
The Colonist of Friday has the following: "Soccer football players assembled in force at the Tourist association rooms last evening, the occasion being the meeting called by
Alexander Pcden, president of the
Victoria United club, lor the purpose
We Have a Large Stock of
Knight's Book Store
1st Ave.      Ladysmith
New Stock of
Wall Paper
FOR    SALE—Smart's sccond-lund
range.    Good as new.
of iiiii'.ding) arrangements to enter thc
Island league series. While there was
not much actual business transacted
the proceedings were marked by an
optimistic enthusiasm which au'gurs
well for the success of the home
eleven in the forthcoming race for
tbe pennant, the winning of which
would give thc Victoria representatives the right to meet the champions of the mainland in the finals tor
the premier British Columbia honors.
The majority of the local Jthletic
clubs were represented either1 by delegates fully authorized on'by proxies.'
After some debate it was decided
Ibat thc association's president,, Mr.
Pcden, should attend thc meeting ot
the Island league which will take
place next Sunday at Ladysmith
when the schedule Will, be drafted
and other business in connection
with the inauguration of the series,
attended to. It was decided that no
time would be lost in selecting and
training a representative aggregation.
With this Idea in view a list ol the
names of the exponents of thc pastime belonging to the different Victoria associations was prepared and
placed at the disposal of thc officials.
The latter, and in fact all those present expressed confidence, before thc
adjournment, that Victoria had all
the material necessary to torm an
eleven which would without difficulty
be able to successfully cope with
those who will be their opponents in
the pending competition."
Morning, 11 a. m.; evening, 7 p. m.;
Sabbath school, 2:30 p. m.   Evening
dially 'nvited to attend,
subject, "Temperance."   All are cor-
The Young Men's Club meets tonight in the Methodist Church at 7
p. m.
R. WILKINSON, President.
Sunday Services at 11 a. m. and (I
p. m.     Bible   Class   and   SumWy
School at ,2 p. m.   Prayer   meeting
Wednesday at 7 p. m.
J. McMILLAN, Pastor.
The Big Store
Come in and See
Our New Pit Boot
Geo. H. Cavin
Have you seen those two pumpkins in our window?
Do you think you can guess how
many seeds there are in each?
We are going to give ai prize ot $10
worth of groceries to the one guessing the nearest number of seeds in
the large one, and $5 to the one
guessing tho nearest number in the
small one.
Every dollar spent with us from
Saturday,   November    21, on until
New Year's Eve entitles you to a
You might win both prizes it you
are a good guesscr.
Scott's Building, First Avenue.
Cooked Ham a Specialty
*l" !'
Simon Leiser & Co., Ltd.
The Big Store


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