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With Which Is Amalgamated the Ladysmith Standard.
Ladysmith, B. C, Saturday, June 26, 1909.
No New Developments
in lames Case
While the situation locks dark far
Charles James, now under arrest on
a charge ot murder, he has many
friends who are convinced tnat It is
a case of mistaken identity. No
new features have developed sine*
last week. James is now at the .Pro-,
vincial gaol, Victoria, and will remain there until the arrival of tbe
sheriff from Iowa. He was submitted to an examination by Superintendent of Police Hussey, but nothing of importance was revealed. The
strongest point against James is tbe
positive identification of him by a
man named Brown. Yet there have
been many cases of mistaken identity before and this may be only another added to the list. A person
who knows James since he camo here
supplies the following information:
He arrived in Ladysmith in October,
and went to work in the mines as a
mule-driver. In March he went to
work as a bar-tender, and later for
two or three days he drove the
brewery wagon. On the 4th of Juna
he returned to work in thc mines,*
and remained there until arrested.
The sama informant says the revolver in the possession of James was
,, purchased from a young man who
' left the city a few dayB ago to be
absent about a month.
Something Concerning
Newspaper Mistakes
The peculiar character of the work
incidental to the publication of a
newspaper makes it almost impossible to prevent mistakes. These
mistakes may take the form of type
graphical errors, or they may result
from unreliable information. No
matter what the error may be it is
always provoking, particularly to
the publisher. But all publishers
have to submit to theBo worrios and
If the error is of serious importance
wilf correct it at thc earliest opportunity. The public, at least that
portion which can be credited with
average .Intelligence, mourns with tho
publisher, and he is notified of hla
error so that thc correction may be
made at once.
It usually happens that the person
-urticularly interested calls on the
publisher, and tells him good-naturedly that there was an error as regards fact ln some item printed and
he relates just what did happen.
Then the editor, so that ample Justice may be done, and that
hla credit witn the public may
be maintained, makes the correction, nnd thanks his visitor for
the interest he has taken In the paper. The publisher knows that his
paper in order to be respected, must
adhere as strictly to facts as possible, But lt happens, fortunately
very rarely, that the person who
wants to have a correction made, is
Coarse ln his language and seems to
glory In his vulgarity. He manufactures mountains out of molehills,
and demands a retraction. It may
have been an Insignificant Item of
news, yet he considers himself of
sufficient importance to dictate the
terms in which the correction should
be made.
. While the publisher feels that ln
making the correction' be is oldy
easting pearls beforo iwlne, his
duty to the public demands that as
much consideration be shown to the
Ill-grained visitor as the one, who politely asks to have thc error changed.
As was said before no publisher Is
exempt from annoyance .of this character. On daily papers, where hews
is hurried together, the mistakes are
of dally occurrence, on seml-wceklles
twice a week, and on weekly papers
once a week. The errors usually occur on account of wrong .'Information
and lt doos not follow that the person supplying the Information means
to impose on the paper. Nowadays,
the number of men who will supply
false Information to the newspaper
men are indeed few. It simply happens that  they tell what they  be-
,eve to be a tact, and tn good faith
their information is accepted. Here
is an instance of this kind: A representative of this paper was passing
tho Nicholson block lust Monday. Ho
noticed that one of tho, men wbo had
boen carrying brick nnd mortar wns
bleeding profusely at the nose or
mouth. He seemed to have been injured, and two bystanders wero Interrogated as to the cause of the
blood on tho face. Tho newspaper
man was told that some bricks had'
fallen from thc scaffold and bruised'
his, face. The man was able to work,'
and as long experience had taught
the newspaper man never to interrogate an injured man too closely ai>
to what has happened him, ho dealt
with the incident in a few lines to
the effect that a lr^Joringman employ
ed on the Nicholson block sutiered
severe injuries to his face as a result of some brick falling from a
scaffolding on his head, 'bringing him
to the ground and stunning him for
a few moments. The bystanders'
story was slightly elaborated to add
interest to the item.
As a matter of fact the man had
not been injured at all. The blood
on his face came from the nose, and
he has frequent. attacks of this character. Now, the two young men undoubtedly believed that they had
made a truthful statement, and the
newspaper man, believing that they
had had ocular demonstration of
what they alleged, accepted the
statement in all sincerity and printed the item.
The Chronicle does not attach cny
importance to this incident, and only
refers to it to illustrate how easily
it is for the newspaper man to be
deceived. It may be argued that he
should havo made full inquiries before
printing the item, but the obvious
answer to this is that the Incident
from tho newspaper point of view
was almost valueless. Yet it is the
little value placed on a matter of
this kind that very often leads to
serious mistakes.
But, as was said before, these errors are easily rectified. The person
who attaches most importance to
the mistake, usually callB at the office and places thc editor in possession of the true facts. If he knows
anything of the world, ho speaks
•politely and tells the editor that he
knows just how such a mistake' wouldV
occur. Thc editor esteems thc interest the man had taken in tho paper, j
and if thc time ever arrives that he
can do him a good turn he will not j
forget the incident of the visit. On
tho other hand the editor has sometimes to deal with a different cl.tr-
acter—with one whose life has been
passed in a narrow groove. He knows
nothing of the world. The word civility is not in his limited vocabulary. His language and demeanor
betrays his origin, and vicious environment. This man calln t>t "lis ol-
fico and proceeds to bo abusive, in
his dense ignorance not realizing
that his rcuiurks if construed literally would rondor him liable to the
law. Ho demands that tho correction be made forthwith. The newspaper man, no matter how reluctant,
lie may feel iu doing anything nskc<<
for in this way, realizes that the
obligation to rectify tho error Is just
as great as if politely requested by
a reasonable being, and he makes it.
The Chronicle docs not suggest
that in Ladysmith such a tiling ever
happened; it merely rcfeis to what
occurs quite frequently In printing-
offices in other parts of tlio world.
Promises to be
Successful Celebration
Mayor Nicholson has received tho
following communication from Superintendent H. E, Beascley of the E.
ft N. Railway:
Victoria,  June 25th.
D. Nicholson, Esq.,
Mayor of Ladysmith.
Worshipful Sir,—In further reference to our conversation and your
complaint thnt the steamer "Nnn-
oose" hnd been taken off the transfer run between Ladysmith and Vancouver, Captain Troup Informs mo
he is making every effort to keep
this steamer on that run for the accommodation of the people in ady-
smith. We have also arranged to
havo the probable departure of tho
"Nanoose" bulletined so that your
citizens may secure the advantage ot
direct connection with Vancouver
when the "Nanoose" leaves at suitable hours.
,    H. H. BEASLEY,
There has been an excellent programme at the Novelty this week.
The cotton industry ln the south is
illustrated in every particular (rom
the picking to tho finished product.
It is a splendid picturo and will he
repeated tonight. Miss McMillan
singB two good songs. The programme changes every Monday and
Thursday, and the houso is open four
nights a  week.
The meeting of. thc general cclejjrn-
tion committee last Wednesday ovem
ing was well attended. Final reports
were handed in, and the feeling was
general that tho forthcoming celeWav'
tion would far eclipse all former, efforts in this direction in Ladysmith.
After the adoption of the minutes
general routine work was taken up,
and in an informal way those present discussed various, matterB in;con-,
nectlon with the celebration.
The refreshment committee reported that the tender of $20.1*6 had been
accepted for the privilege of dispensing refreshments on that day.
The music committee reported that
the band had been engaged for the
day and the dance in the evening.
The financial end of the cele{*atioA
was discussed and was found to be
quite satisfactory.
The grounds committee wlll>have
the grounds placed In proper condition for the sports, i
- Two important events will be the
lacrosse and baseball matches. In
the former, Ladysmith will meet Nanaimo, and in thc latter Ladysmith
will -play Chemainus. The local
teams are pacticing with the hope of
Mr. Bryant announcod that he
would fix the prize list during the
week, so that contestants might
know what thc prize awarded would
be.     -
All entries must be in on the 30th
and it will he well for contestants
to boar thisTn mind.
One of tho groat events of tho day
will be the regatta, and the eomroit-
teo aro anxious for the public to remember tho following arrangements:
The public must keep oil the smelter
wharr. Tho only entrance to tho spit
is through the gate between Mr. Watson's house and the wharf. There
will be no entrance from the beach,
and the police will be instructed to
prevent any infraction of this regulation.
The following is the final draft of
thc official programme:
9.20 a. m.—1.—Girls' race. 10 years
and under—1st prize, value $3.00; 2nd
prize, value $2.00; 3rd prize, value
9.30 a. m.—2—BoyB' race, 10 years
and under—1st prize, value $3.00;
2nd prize, value $2.00; 3rd prize,
value $1.00.
9.10 a. m.—3—Three-legged race for
hoys 16 yoara and under, 100 yards
9.50 n. ra.—4—Girls' r«co, 14 years
and under, 100 yards—1st prize, value $3.00; 2nd prize, $2.00; 3rd prize,
10 a. m.—5—Boys' race. 14 years
and under, 100 yards—1st prize, value, $3.00; 2nd, prize, $2.00; 3rd prize,
$1.00. .
(On First Avenue)
10.25 a. m.—Wheelbarrow race, 100
yards—1st prize, value $0.50; 2nd
prize,  $3.25.
The secretary of the celebration
has received a letter from Lieutenant
Governor Dunsmuir with a donation
o' $150 for which the committco is
correspondingly thankful.
Tho Westminster football team
came over thiB afternoon In a launch
and are now playing the Ladysmith
Beniors for tno B. O. championship.
The team came as a surprise, as lt
was expected thoy would havo come
in on thc noon train. T. Strang will
12.30—Baseball, Chemainus vs. Ladysmith.
2 p. m.—100 yards foot race, amateur-First prize, value $10.00; 2nd
prize, value, $5.00.
2.15 p. m.—Lacrosse match, Nanaimo vs. Ladysmith (First half).
2.50 p. m.—Half-mile foot race, amateur—1st prlzo, value $16.00; 2nd,
prize value $7.50.
3.05 p. m.—Lacrosse. (Second half).
3.45 p. m.—Rolay race, amateur,
450 yards (three .men in team)—
Prizes, value $30.00.
3.55 p. m—Ladies' race (over 20
years of age)—1st prize, value $5.00;
2nd prize, value $3.00.
3.10 p. m.—Quarter-mile foot race,
amatour—1st prize, gold watch, value $16.00, special given by P. G.
Noot; 2nd prize, value $5.00.
Will Start at the,Spit at 1.30 sharp.
4.30 p. m.—l—2-Mile amateur double scull raco for men— lBt prize,
value $20.00; 2nd prize, value $10.00;
3rd prize, value $5.00.
4.45 p. m.—%—100-yards swimming
race for hoys, 16 years and under—
1st prize, valuo $5.00; 2nd prize, value, $2,60.
4.60 p. m—3—11-paddlc Indian ca-
noo race—1st prize, $5.00 por paddle;
2nd prlzo, $2.50 per paddle.
6.10 p. m.—4—100 yards swimming
raco for men—1st prize, value $10.00}
2nd prize, value $5.00.
5.20 p. m.—5—Single scull race, one
mile, for mon—1st prize, vnlue $10.00;
2nd prize, valuo $5,00; 2rd prize, value, $2.50.
5.30 p. m.—6—Peterborough canoe
raco, double—1st prize, vnlue $10.00
2nd prize,  vnldo $6.00.
race fur men—1st prize, value $15.00;
2nd prize, value $10.00.
6.1U  p.   m.- 8—Launch  race,    local
boats.   Thrco classes,
lot, 18 foot and under, prizo $10.00
2nd, 20 foot and under, prize $10.0(J
3rd, 30 foot and ,mndcr, prize $10.00
6.45 p. m.—9—Upset canoe race, IV
dians—1st   prize,   $5.00;   2nd prize,
6.50 p. m.—10—Log-rolling contest
—1st prize, value $15.00; 2od   prize,
value $7.50.
7.00 p. m—11—Greasy pole— Prize
value $5.00.
In any of the above events   where
three prizes are offered, there   must
he live start or no third prize will
be given.   All boats   entering   must
not effceed sixteen feet.   Local boats:
10 Singles.
1st   prize,   $8.00   cash; 2nd prize,
$6.00 cash; 3rd prize, $4.00 cash; 4th
prize,    hat value  $3.50,  Walters   &
Akenhead; 5th>rize, $2.00.
15 Singles.
1st prize, $8.00 cash; 2nd prize,
$6.00 cash; 3rd prize, pair shoes, value, $5.00, Blair & Adam; 4th prize,
$4.00 cash; 5th prize, hat, value $3,
John Bickic; 6th, $2.00 cash.
Team Shoot of Six Men, 15 Singles.
If more than three teams compete
'second prize given.
1st prize, $30.00;  2nd prize,  $12.00
10 Singles.
1st prize, $7.00; 2nd prize, pair of
shoes, $5.00, Geo. Cavin; 3rd prize,
$4.00; 4th prize, pipe, value $3.50,
Harry Hughes; 5th prize, cigar holder, $2.50, Grant Jessup; 0th prize,
15 Singles.
1st prize, $7.00; 2nd prize, $6.00
3rd prize, $5.00 value, P. G. Noot;
4th prize, set of military brushes, W,-
E. Morrison; 5th prize, $4.00; 6th
prize, hat, value $3.00, C. B. Jeffs.
10 Singles.
1st prize, $7.00;    2nd prize, $6.00;
3rd prize, $5.00; 4th prize, $4.00; 6th
prize, pants length, value $3.50,   W.
G, Prascr. ,
Silverware, value $7.00, Lndysmith
Hardware Co.; $5.00 value, given   by
R. 15. ))lcr;  Simon Leiser Company,
$5.00 value.
A.  C. Frost     5.00
A. C. Carpenter, Hotel Cecil ... 10.00
W. E. Morrison, value     5.00
Novelty Opera House     5.00
C. Peterson     5.00
Hop Lee     5.00
MisB Bardazona      4.00
Wright, blacksmith     6.00
Sid Gifford     2.00
Q. Ross, tailor, value     4.00
Ben Woods, tailor, value     4.0
E. Pnnnell    5.00
Jones Hotel  10.00
Extension Hotel     3.00
Year's subscription Colonist    5.00
Frank Hotel     6.00
Geo. Roberts, value    2.50
Jos.  Cartwright    15.00
H. Hughes,  value      4.50
J.  Stewart, value     5.00
D. J
Rites To-morrow
Bishop Macdonald went up to Nanaimo this morning and will administer thc rite of confirmation thero
tomorrow. In thc afternoon he will
confirm a large class at thc Catholic Church in Ladysmith.
When it was announced last Octo-
Johnson  ......   zioi^r that Rev. Dr. Alexander Macdon-
W.  Sneddon     2.00 aid, Vicar-General of Antigonish   N
Canadian Bank  of  Commerce... 10.001 a    h.,, ,,.„„ „_„ '._.   .  .     ..      '. , '
D. Conway, custome     6.66 T' ha<1 beon aPPolntcd to the Bish-
H. Thornley     2.50 °Pric ot Victoria, B. C, the Montre-
John Tha  10.00! al Star had tho following:
«! J5'. HarLiBw   "V  2.60     "Bishop-elect    Macdonald,  of   Vic-
Nicholson ft Weaving   5.00,„„.     „   ~
W. Allister  *  1.00 tona' B* C-' was born at Mabou, C.
T.' Waskett '."  '..'...."'Z'Z iM B., on FJbrimry 18th, 1858.   His cdiw
R. Gear, value   2.50 '■ cation was begun In his native soc-
w. porter, milkman"::::..;::::: l*\** c™UnwJ at 8t' Francl6 Xav"
Vancouver   Island   Cigar Com- lcr s C0"Cge, Antigonish, and in the
pany, value     6.50'Propoganda, Rome, where ho was or-
Fred Fisher ...
F. S. Clark ...
Louis Groquel, milkman    2.00
S. Roedding, prize
R. W. Williamson     2.50
Mahrer ft Co     5.01
Wilkinson ft Graham,   Central
Hotel     6.00
Joe Fox, Windsor Hotel     5.00
Wilson Hotel, value     6.60
Union Brewery 21.00
Rummlng Bros  10.00
2-60 dained to the priesthood, cn March
' 8th, 1884, by Cardinal Parochl, When
he received his Doctorate of Divinity.
Soon after his ordination he was appointed one of the Professors of St.
Francis Xavler's College,- and took
charge of tbe advanced classes in
English, Latin, Philosophy and Chris
tian Doctrine. In 1903 he took charge
of the parish of St. Andrew's where
he still labors. In 1900 he was appointed Vicar-General of the Diocese, and St. Francis' Xavier's Uol-
J. Booth, value     6.50 lege conferred on him the degree   of
Ladysmith Lumber Co 10.00! L. L. D. in 1905.   He was appointed
Enterprise Cigar Co., value ...   6.501 two years ago, a member of the The*.
Nanaimo   Herald   (one   year's ! ological Commission preparatory   to
subscription)   value     6.00. the holding ot a General Council of
Nanaimo Free Press .(one year's
subscription value
,11. Thornley, Geo. Ross, Jus. Deeming, P. 0. Noot, 11. Ward, S. Weaving, Jos. Smith and J. A. Ryan.
F. Thick, 11. Ward, J. Beauchamp,
Wm. Hnwortli, 1'. G. Noot, Dr.   R.
B. Dier, and W. 11. Donaldson.
Jas. Deeming, W. G. Simpson and
John Suthorlnnd.
H.  Thornley,    A.  Wright   and  A.
F.    Thick,    W.    Haworth  and    J.
Beam hump.
D. M. Carley and S. Weaving.
Mayor Nicholson and Aldermen.
The ladles of the Firc.t Presbyterian Church held a most enjoyable and
successful garden party and Ice cream
social on Wednesday evening. The
drawings amounted to over $70.00.
The grounds were nicely decorated
and the presence of the Ladysmith
band added greatly to thc pleasure
of all present. The band is surely
getting in to first-class shape this
season, their selections on Wednesday evening, without one solitary
exception, being well rendorcd.  .
The Indict; in charge of the various
stalls were: Ice cream, Mrs. G. Moa>
ton, assisted hy Miss Nellie Gour-
lay and Miss Barr;. strawberry tabic,
Mrs. Gear, assisted by Miss Crossan;
candy stall, (Mrs. (Uov.) Robertson
nnd thc Misses Christie, M. Hobortsoii
and M. Dunse; flower stall, Mrs.
Thomson nnd Miss Gourlay; tea tables, Mcsdnmes Mickie, Alex. Dunse,
Baric, Callander, Guthrie, Sccord,
Ciirrlc and others.
The candle lighting contest and
guessing competition was presided
ovcr by Mrs. Hunter assisted by Mlts
Anderson and Miss M. Glenn. Mr.
J. Sutherland and Mr. J. Watsou
tied for the first place, each lighting
20 candles with one match. Mr. Mc-
Mnrtln won the flrst prize for guessing. He estimated 1000 beans in
jnr, the number being 988.
the Catholic Church in Canada.
"Dr. Macdonald has always been
an indefatigable worker. While attending with a most conscientious
cars to bis appointed duties, he
found timo to Write extensively for
such Catholic organs as tho Antigonish Casket, the American Ecclesiastical Review, the Homeletic,. and
other Catholic publications on both
sides of the Atlantic.
"During recent years tho following
works issued from his pen, namely:
The Symbol of the Apostles, the
Symbol in Sermons, the Sacrifice of
the Mass, Questions of the Day, in
two volumes, the Mercies of the Sacred Heart, and The Sacraments.
"As a theologian, as a linguist,
and as a writer he has few or no superiors in the Dominion of Canada.
Hiu removal to his sphere will bo an
irreparable loss to his native diocese."
The Apostolic Rile of Confirmation
or the laying on of hands will bo
administered nt St. John's Church
on Sunday morning nt 11 o'clock.
Those who have already signified
their intention of . receiving this
benefit arc about ten in number,
but in 11 city like this where the
young and old of both sexes arc so
fonil of taking degrees in all tbe
numerous societies, there aro surely
some in addition to those who wi'l
come forward and receive this high
spirltunl benefit. Thc Churches need
strengthening ln this growing community lihd those wbo profess themselves to he on thc side of decency,
morality nnd religion should have
bacbone enough to stand up for the
faith that is in them and remember
the adage that in unity there Is
The following officers for tho day
were appointed:
Time-keeper— P. G. Noot.
Starter— James Deeming.
Referee— Mayor Nicholson.
Judges at Regatta— F. Thick and
Harry Ward.
Reception      Committee — Mayor
Nicholson and Aldermen.
The following is a list ol the   subscribers to the celebration   fund   up
to date-
City of Ladysmitli  $40.00
Hepple ft Smith, Grand Hotel. 16.00
P. Winch, Grand Duke, cash ...  3.00
G. Cavin, pair boots     5.00
McKelvIe Bros   1.00
T. Lewis, barber    2.IHI
Mrs. T. X. Jones, cigars     2.50
D. Matheson, tailor, value     3.00
i Percy Noot,   watch, value  16.00
Dr. Dior, value     600
8.  Leiser ft Co. value  10.00
0. E. Jeffs, value    6.00
Waltors ft Akenhead,  value ... 10.00
A. E. Palmer, value     6.00
W. L. Carter, cigars     3.00
J. A. Knight, value     1.50
Ladysmith Hdwse Co., prizo ...   5.00
G. Jessup, value    3.50
Mrs.  Uren,  Temperanco House,   2-00
J. Blcklo, valuo     2.60
B. B, Wolls     2.00
Mrs. Jarvenan     2.00
J. Teuz,  Columbia hotel  20.00
Barclay ft Conlln   26.00
W.  Siler     2.00
H. Wright, Btneltcr boss     2.00
Al. Mahle, New Western  16.00
J. A. Ryan     2.00
Tonight at thc Opera* House a cona
cert will he given for thc benefit ol
Michael Campbell, who has been In
the hospital at Nanaimo for two ]
years sullcrliig trom an Injury received ln the mines. Below Is given
the programme nnd no doubt the
concert will be well patronized:
Overture— Robinson's orchestra.
Wrestling matches— J. Huff and S !
Swnnson, H. Piper and G. Gray.        I
Boxing Contests-rR. Standen and
G. Gray, J. Cello and T. Nicholas.    1
Clog Dance— A. Easton.
Songs— T. O'Connell, J. Molyn-
caux, Lcn Ingham, A. Smith, R.
Greaves, J. Sanderson, W. McGuire,
M, O'Connell. I
While the morning coal train yesterday was coming down the grade
near Nunalmo river, some of the rear
cars with a few miners aboard became uncoupled,' A'jout this time th»*
yard enejnc from Extension with sev-!
eral car-loads ot dirt was backing
down, and the rear end care of each
train came in collision, slightly dams
aging both cars. A Chinaman who
happened to be on one ot the cars
was slightly injured.
The following player** will turn out
fcr a practice match at 10 o'clock ao*
Sunday morning nttarp: M. Kerr, A.
Morrison, O. Delcourt, M, Metro, A.
Simpson, Gerard, Delcourt, Aitken,
Kipport, Moore, Mulr, Dackres, number, Thomas, Ingham. Cameron,   A.
The lockets for the 1st uf July
match have arrived and arc on exhibition in Noot's window. The loo-
Seta which arc made of 10k gold aro
very nice and will make a very pretty and useful souvenir of tho game.
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The   local   enthusiasts   have   been
practicing   diligently  for thc   gamo
and state that Nanaimo will have to
go some to take away the Jowclcry.
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Thc Extension Giants traveled to
Nnnnlmo on Thursday and were do-
fented to thc tunc of 13 goals to six.''
While thc score tells ol the superiority of tbe Nanaimo stick handlers,
the game was at times very Interesting. The Extension team are at a
disadvantage of not having a good
field to practice on, and also have
not a very large number ot players
to choose from.
a a a
Nanaimo have asked the local club
to send a tcum up on Monday night
for a practice match, but this the
management cannot do as It Is Impossible to get a team together before Thursday, the 1st.
a    a    a
Today the two best teams ln the
world struggle for the championship
ln New Westminster. It goes without saying that it will be, a magnificent game and full ol action from
the face-ofl to the final whistle. Tho
Tecumaehs look far more dangerous
than tho Regina all-stars did and
New Westminster can hardly plajj
"rag" with them as they , did with* The ladysmith chronicle
And  $200 at $10
Per Month
For a First Class House on a Good Corner,
did Soil, Good Stables, Etc.
This Is a  Bargain.
Notary Public
Head Office  • ■  Toronto
CAPITAL $10,000,009: REST $6,000,000
Bonk Money Orders
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Editorial omment.
The ilrat supposition in connection
with the recent hold-up of the C. P
It. train near Ducks, was that 'IBM"
Miner was still in the province, but
Superintendent of Police Hussey
points out that Mr. William Miner
was never guilty of anything so
clumsy as the Ducks exploit.
Mrs. Belmont, a society woman ol
New York, alter making the assertion that if most women over l&Uold
the truth tbey would say that they
hate men, asks: "How many wives
would dare to tell their husbands
what they think of tbem7" For the
information of Mrs. Belmont it may
he stated that the majority of women repeatedly tell their husbands
what they think of them, and some
times the opinion thus expressed is
not as complimentary as the husband
would like it to be.
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Wc have just received another ship-
lent of those
Elegant Desipsand
Colorings in Wall Paper
Call and see .them. They are going fast.
A full line of, Paints and Varnishes
in stock.
Picture Framing done on shortest
notice. Bring your pictures and lock
over our mouldings.
Painter and Paperhunirer.
meal to make It bearable. I have
been devoted to oatmeal for some
time, or rather to crushed oats,
which are easier to handle. Placed
in n cheese-cloth bag, which can be
emptied and washed after the bath,
they make the water silky and
smooth and leave the skin soft and
velvety. Crushed oats are cheap,
nnd so are bran and starch, so. that
the question of price need not stand
in the way of enjoying this luxury.
Of soap thero is much to say. The
delicately scented, high-priced soaps
are a temptation to women who are
fond of perfumes, but they are not
the best kind to use on the skin,
pure castile, Ivory or wool soap will
keep thc hands and body smooth ant)
white, no matter how often they arc
used. If you are In the habit ot
washing out fine handkerchiefs, lace,
delicate stockings or silk garments'
which you do not care to entrust to
the care of your laundress, any of
these soaps will do the Work beautifully and keep the hands in fine condition.
Next Thursday will be the forty-
second anniversary ol Confederation
While British Colun.Ua did not enter
Confederation until several years later, the obligation to observe the
day as a national event is none thc
lees imperative. Dominion Day celebrations ln Ladysmith ln the past
have given this city an enviable reputation for hospitality and patriot,
lam, and there is no reason why the
forthcoming observance of the national holiday should not perpetuate
tbe fame tiiii.: honorably achieved.
The committees are to be credited
with' having) been energetic and pains*
taking ln thla work, and it remalna
with the citizens generally to perform tbe duties demanded of them,on
occaaions of this character.
heads over the writing. There seemed to be some difficulty in reading
the adress, other cabmen crowded
up and even passersby stopped to
inquire what was going on.
"Well," I said to myself, "for a
visit that ought to be made discreetly here's lots of publicity."
At last one cab driver made it out,
folded thc paper and made me a sign
to get in his cab. We drove through
the suburbs, until the cab stopped
and thc driver showed me some waj
ofi a worm-eaten door. He dared
not drive right up to it.
I reached the enclosure on foot
an aid abandoned cemetery, all tangled with bushy growth and alive
with the song of countless birds,
which nothing seemed ever to disturb. An aged guardian hurried up.
From my first words ho gathered the)
object of my visit and led me across
thc overgrown paths to a littio ,chnp
el almost In ruins.
Inside it was empty, the glass in
thc windows broken in two places,
no sign of a tomb, headstone or
marble slab. The walls were bare
as was the floor.
"Where is tho place," I   asked.
The guardian struck the floor with
his foot in two places. It was below, but nothing was there to mark
it. In a corner two small wooden
crosses, both unpainted, were leaning against the wall. One bore the
name of Alexander and the other
Draga. The ends had been sharpened
so that they could be driven into the
ground, but no one had touched
them, the points were still white and-
evidently unused. No one had rendered this last duty to these two
dead, who have at least made some
Castleton—About how much docs it
cost to run a steam yacnt? Owner—
If it makes any difference to you,
you can't afford it.
"I believe old   Grabbiston   would
give his soul for money. ,Yes, and
he'd probably got more than it was
worth, no matter how small amount
it happened to be."
"Bobbie, I hope you didn't tell
your mother that you saw me kissing sister last night." "Nope, I
didn't have to. Sis waked us all up
at midnight when you went home
docs to put in extra letters.",
The following Is the result of the
ninth medal shoot of the Tyee Gun
J. Meek  ,. 18
Dr. Dier  21
M. Duitko   Ill
M. Hopkinson  13
W. Keserich 23
M.  McKinlcy  18
J. Rumsby  IC
J. McDonald   19
H. Wright   17
M.* Mills   19
This Sunday being the nearest to
Dominion Day, the Presbyterian Sunday school will hold a patriotic service in the afternoon nt 2.00, to
which parents and friends are cordially invited.
Bargain—Good Team, Wagon nnd
harness; everything in first-class condition. Weight 3000. For ifurther information apply to F. J. Dawley,
i Ladysmitli   Pharmacy f
R. G. JESSUP, Prop, j
"Do you approve of spelling reform?" "Yes," answered the adaptable citizen. "The only objection is
that lt consumes more time remembering to spell the now way than it
does to put iu etltra letters."
"No; it's only eleven o'clock. I
can't go home at this hour," "Hut
you are all fagged out, and there's
nothing much going on." "You forget that I have a wife to consider.
1 don't care to risk giving her a
nervous shock."
She—"I can't bear actors; they're
so conceited!" He—"But I'm an actor, and you don't think I'm conceited, do you?" She (seeking to recover hersell)—"Oh, of course notl <"I
mean thc big ones; the little ones
don't count."
Wigg—"The last I saw of you
Youngpop was taiking you to death
about his baby. How did you get
rid of nitn?" Wagg—"Oh, some fellow came along who had just bought
an automobile, so I introduced them
and made my escape."
Small Girl (with smaller brother)
—"How much Is it to Shepherd's
Bush?" Bon-Office Clerk—"Tuppence.
I've told you that five times already." Small Girl—"Yes, I know; but
little Willy likes to see you come to
the window; it reminds him of the
"Mr. Merchant," said the new
clerk, preparing to ask for more pay,
"I think I understand the business
pretty well now, and—" "Yes?" interrupted his employer. "Well, keep
at It four or five years. Perhaps
you'll iinde.otund it then as well as
you think you do now."
One of the maxims on the wall of
the Kaiser's bnedroom in his shooting-box at Rominton Is said to be:
"The world is so large and man is
so small that it is not possible for
a man to be the center of the world."
H;s Imperial Majesty is becoming
absent-minded.   He forgets himself.
Tho latest bathing fud in Paris is
cheap enough to recommend it to
any woman's notice. It Is merely a
bran bag thrown into the water ta
make.tbe body soft and beautifully
smooth. Even the face baths have
bran or atareb In them. I do not
nee why both these baths should not
he beneficial. The water we are forced to use is too hard for real comfort, and needs some softening Influence V'.-o  bran or starch or  oat-
One morning, Leo Claretie writes
in Le Ganlols, of Paris, ln a cafe
which served as a saloon to tbe hotel I was staying ln at Belgrade, I
made a sign to a waiter and asked
him in German where the tomba of
Alexander and Oraga could be found.
The man looked at me with eyes
wide open in fright, terrified by tbo
audacity of any one wbo dared to
speak aloud ol the past tragedy and
to pronounce these accursed names.
He made no reply but fled. I was
more fortunate with one of hla colleagues, who spoke a little French,
He gave me this advice:
"Go discreetly, so that nobody can
see you. There are spies and you
might be arrested as a partisan of
the old rogimc; such a visit is considered a protest."
He wrote an address lor me on a
piocc ol paper ln tbe Bulgarian language.
"Just ehow that to tbe cabman
without speaking."
"Thank yon."
I went out and called a cab. I
showed the little bit ol paper to tbe
driver, who looked at me ln terror,
whipped up his horse and I eipect la*
still going.
I went to the cab stand in the
Theatre Square. I held out my paper to another driver but be could
not read. He called a companion,
and tbe   two bent their fur-capped
Corporation of the City of
Electric Lighting Plant Installation.
Tenders are respectlully called tor
the complete Installation and equipment ol an Electric Lighting Plant
(or the municipality of the city ol
Plana and specifications on file ln
the office ot the city clerk, 'lenders
to be ln by June 28th, 6 p. m. (unless otherwise specified).
Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. .
O. M. O.
Joseph M. Huston, the architect of
the magnificent Pennsylvania capital
at Harrisburg, was asked not long
ago to draw up plans and estimates
for a church in a western town. Mr.
Huston complied. His plans were
beautiful. The cost ot the building
was $75,000. The committee ln thc
West wrote that they liked the plans
very much. But the price, they saSd,
was high. Couldn't Mr. Huston let
them have a church like that for
510,000? Mr. Huston wrote back
"Say $2.50 more, gentlemen, and let
us throw you ln a  nice spire,"
Many have heard of the humor of
famous Lord Ellenborough. One day
a young member of the bar rose to
address the court in a grave criminal case. "My unfortunate client—"
he began, repeated it two or three
times, and then stopped short.
"Go on, go on!" said Ellenborough
"So far thc court is with you."
One day during an important criminal trial a surgeon was called to
the stand, and when asked his fjio-
fcsslon he said, "I employ myself as
a physician."
"But," said Ellenborough, "does
anyone else employ you as a physician?"
Corporation of the City of
Tenders will be received up to 6
o'clock on the evening ot June 28th,
tor the construction of a cemont
walk from the end ot the postoffice
walk on Roberts street to the corner
ol First.avenue. For further information apply at city hall.
C. m. C.
Dated June 23rd, 1909.
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House and Lot on Roberts St. and 6th Ave.   $525.
Store on Roberts  St.,   near 4th Avenue.   $400
Real Estate
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9 A
Novelty Theatre
Masonic Building, Ladysmith
New Programme
Monday and
Admission: IOc and ISc
Matinee Prices 5c ond 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.
Fxtenaive advertising In larre Newspapers, In
larrt Cities costs large aumaof nomy. We are
KLtlified with small advertising, in a small paper,
Reminiscences of Sir Henry Irving
for small money. This enables us to place our
goods before our customers at a price to match
most Incomes. —~.
Light and heavy teaming.
Furniture and piano moving
a specialty.
Nicholson & Weaving
Telephone 1.
I Sell T. J. Trapp & Co's
Celebiated Wagons
During tht seawm wa have sold a large number
of wagons, Implements and logging trucks.
Everything carries a guarantee.
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Di B.
Far more, interesting than any
mere biography can be, is tbo work
entitled "Personal Reminiscences of
Henry Irving," written by Mr. Bram
Stoker, who for many years was the
great actor's manager and cloco
friend. Intimate in tone, rich in anecdote and pictureaiue incident, candid and illuminating, thc book is altogether engaging—even fascinating—
and can' scarcely fall of its object,
which is to illustrate clearly IrvlngJ'ij
character—his worthiness as a man
and artist. The author has not written a "life" of his friend and patron. No sequence of events or years
is followed. Neither has ho attempt/
ed to extol Irving by the magic of
words. He has wisely preferred, by
presenting him as he appeared
among men, and under varying circumstances, by "showing him in the
midst of his friends and, explaining
who these friendB were,!by giving incidents oxplanatory of" intention, and
by affording glimpses of his inner
life and mind," to place the reader
in a position to himself arrive at an
estimate of his qualities.
Mr. Stoker knew Sir Henry, Irving
as probably no other man ever did.
As a young man in the civil service
in Dublin, ho became deeply interested in the affairs of the stage, and
began writing dramatic criticisms for
the press, one oil which attracted Mr.,
Irving's attention. Acquaintanceship
was soon succeeded by friendship between them. On the occasion of one
ot Irvine's appearances in Dublin
about this time, he invited Mr. Stoker to dine with him, After dinner
the actor said he would) like .to recite
Thomas Hood's poem, "The Dream
of Eugene Aram." Mr. Stoker,
though young and possibly possessed
of his share of proverbial Irish emotion, was a strong gnd sophisticated
man. He notes, in referring to this
incident, tbat be had before that
time heard many great and moving
appeals made by masters of speech,
such as John Bright's notable ora
tion on Ireland at the Dublin Mechanics* Instituto, and Whiteside's
famous appeal to the jury in tho 'Ycli
vcrton case,; a spocch so wonderful ir|
power that when next he appeared In'
the House of Commons thc whole
house rose and cheered him.- At such
times ho had been moved, but only
as all others were. ,Yct when Irving,
with nothing of occasion or surroundings to heighten the effect of
his effort, spoke this familiar poem,
Mr. Stoker at its conclusion "burst
into something like .hysteria*." It
was a moment of remarkable and
mutual emotion, and the friendship
between thc two mon strengthened
greatly from that time. In the autumn of 1878, when Irving nrrnngod
to, take the management of tho Lyceum Theatre London, Brum Stoker
took charge of his business us acting
manager, a position which he filled
until the great tragedian's death in
for Ghamc!" Irving instinctively turn-, hearty cheer, which was heard by
ed on hearing tlio intonation of tno tho audience und answered till tlio
voice. Pplonius, thc patriarch, wasjwholo theatre rang,
sufficiently drunk! Giving him one** Irving was modest in many wayB.
quick glance, Irving signed to tho, On one occasion lie had given a per-
protnpter to drop tho act-drop, formauce for tho benefit of the Lon-
which was done instantly. Then he don College of Music, at the sugges-
stepped to the footlights and said: tion of the Prince of Wales. In duo
"Ladles and gentlemen, I regret to time he received a very cordial lctter
have to tell you that something lias | of thanfts, to tho signature ol which
happened which I should not like to
tell you; und will ask you to bear in
patience a minute. Wc shall, with
your permission, go on from tho beginning with the third sccno of Act
I." Ho Btoppcd back amid instantaneous applause. Perhaps somo
knew; some few must havo seen for
themselves what occurred, and many
undoubtedly guessed. But all recognized the mastery and decision whictt
had saved a very painful and difficult
situation. Within a few minutes the
curtain went up afreBh and the play
began anew—with a different Polon-
ius. That night a call went up for
the whole company and all employees, at noon the next day. - It was a
solemn gathering, and all were there
except one, who had received a kindly intimation that he need not attend. Irving appeared on the stroke
of the hour. He spoke for a few minutes only, but that speech must have
sunk deeply into the heart of every
listener. He said nothing, harsh
aboi>*. the offending actor, and expressed regret at his misfortune. Ho
reminded them of the loyalty which
is due from craftsmen to one another, of the loyalty due to a manager
who hns to think for all, and due,
on the present occasion, to their
own comrade. "Some.of you," said
he, "must have noticed; at least
those who dressed with him or saw;
him in the Green room. Had I been;
told—had the stage manager been
given a single hint from anyone, we
could, and would, have saved him.
As it is, the disaster of last night
may Injure him for lite. And it Is
you who have done tbts. We must
be loyal to each ouier. That is to
be helpful, and it is to the honor ot
our art and calling,"
was appended "Chairman." ln acknowledging it to Sir George Grove,
tho Directar of tho College, Irving
said: "By the way, who is our genial friend, Mr. Edwards? 1 do not
think I have met him." He got a
horrlllcd letter by messenger from
Sir George, explaining that thc signature was "Albert Edward," now
His Most Gracious Majesty Edward
VII., R. et I. In his modest estimate of himself, Irving had not even
thought that tbe Prince would hlm-
s'elf would write.
The Reminiscences include -everal
good stories of Irving's American
tours. It was curious, the author
says, to note the different receptions]
accorded to Faust. In Boston, where'
tbe old Puritanical belief of a real
devil holds, the receipts In one even,
ing were f4,S82—tne largest house
up to then in America. In Philadelphia, where are the descendants of
the pious Quakers, who followed
Penn into the wilderness, the re-
cepts were oven greater, and indeed, one afternoon a crowd of
"standees," almost entirely women,
carried the doors by stoniv and had
to be ejected by the police. But in
Chicago, which as a city Msiiher
fears the devil nor troubles its bead
about his workB, the roc-dptj wore
very small.
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Charfes moderate.
AU work   left at   HcCallum'a 2nd
•venue, near Fire Hall, will receive'enters
prompt attention,
During Irving's. personal management of the Lyceum, he produced over forty plays. His career there was
a long series of triumphs. For twenty-four years he was without a rival, his wonderful popularity ever on
the Increase. On flrst nights people
carried stools and chairs and sat
cheerfully al) day at the pit entrance
It wns Irving's custom on such occasion to send out refreshments to
all those waiting in line. His hospitality at this historic theatre was
unbounded. He entertained thousands to suppers and Jbanquets, These
guests included people ot all ranks,
from tho King, then Prince of Wales, to the humblest commoner—travellers, statesmen, explorers, ambassadors, foreign princes and potentates, writers of all kinds, men of every
profession, representatives of all1 the1
official worls. These gatherings otten assumed a national, and even International, character.
Irving would not accept a tee ol
any kind lor special royal performances, He played, together with his
whole company, on, many occasions
for the sole benefit of public institutions or charities, Indeed, when his
lavish expenditures arc considered, it
is not surprising ;that, even atter his
wonderfully successful career, he died
leaving but a  small estate,
• . •
A few anecdotes from tne book
will serve to throw a strong; light on
somo of Sir Honry's most striking
An incident occurred ono night during the presentation of "Hamlet,"
which Illustrates the quality of his
nerve and his quickness of resource,
and also brings out his fine steadiness of character and consideration
for the feelings of others. He was in
the wings O.P. ("Opposite Prompt"
In stage parlance) in the scene whore
Polonlus   gives good   advice to   tils
Irving was energy personified, and
he could not be turned aside trom
any project upon which be had set
his heart. One day he astonished his
manager by announcing that be
meant to play "Thc Merchant of
Venice," and that it must be ready
in three weeks. It seemed a difficulty
almost an impossible undertaking,
but Irving said, "It is all right. 1
havo it In my mind." He drew
forthwith u rough sketch of the *"j"ais'
Bet scene." "1 will have un (lantern
lamp with red glass—I know iho ox-
act thing," said he. "It is, or used
to be, in that furniture shop in Ox
ford street, near Tottcngam Court
road." He soon had nil his lieutenants on Arc with tho idea, So in
loss than thrco weeks after thc work
was begun thc curtain went up on
"Tho Merchant of Venice" It had
an unbroken run of two hundred and
fifty nights—tho longest run of the
play ever ikuown. It 1b noteworthy,
remarks tho author, that Mr. Frank
TyarB, who played tho "Prince of
Morocco," after hieing perfect for two
hundred and forty-nine nights, for
got soma of his words on the two
hundred and lltticth- Irvlog played
Sbylock, which, by tho way, iB the
character with which most ot hlu
Canadian admirers chiefly associate
him, over a thousand times.
Generosity, and especially generosity towards members of his own
craft, was a distinguishing trait of
Irving. In 1861, when Edwin Booth
appeared In England, Irving played
in the company in which the great
American actor;aupearcd as the)star.
Under Irving's name in the bill runs
the line: ''His first appearand."
Twenty years after, when the youngr1
er man had become great and his
theatre was "a national asset,"
Booth again visited England, hilt tor
several unfortunate reasons his engagement was not a satisfactory one,
Irving, who cherished affection and
admiration for Booth, at onco wont
to him anil said: ''Why don't you
come and play with pie at tho Lyceum? I'll put on anything you wish;
or if there is any play ln which we
can appear together, let us do that.'
Booth was delighted, and suggested
Ipthello." This play was put on accordingly, Irving doing all the work
of preparation, and the two played
Othello and Iago week about. This
is the story pt irving's first produe
tion of this drama,
Alfred Gilbert, the sculptor,    once
Sunshine   grates   have
maximum   strength
Sunshine   Furnace   has
four triangular grate  bars,
each having three distinct sides.    In the
smgle-mece and two-piece grate no  wch-like
provision ., made for expansion er 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.   TheRC...tar,
ST rVZl "•,! ir0-,'J",d "? fini5hed ^ wi^ bulldog
teeth.    The teeth will grind up thc toughest clinker; and
to the fire.     Also, with the   Sunshine grate there Tno back hS„-
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Thc friends a mnn chooses generally olter a fair lndlcatioo.of his character. Irving's nearest friends were
fine and gentle men and'women. Lord
Tennyson was one of them; and
Toole, the eminent comedian, and
Burne-Jones, the great painter. It
would be hard to better illustrate
the mental attitude of both to man
and type and individual than by
some of the stories which Burne-
Jones loved to tell and Irving to
hear, says the author.
One of.these was told of the actor's, little da|ghter, who came home
from' school one day, and with
thoughtful eyes and puckered .brows,
asked: "Mother, can you tell mc
why it is that whenever I see a-llttlc
boy crying in the street I always
want to kiss him; nnd when I sec a
little girl crying I want to slap
Another charming Bnrncs-Jonc-j
story that dolightcd Irving related
to a child, quite a baby, who stole
downstairs in hcr nljglit dress to viow
n dinner party. Before the nurse
could effect a capture the little one J
had slipped into tbe dlhing-rooin.
Hero she was taken in turn on each
one's knees uud kissed. Sate back in
the nursery, her guardian berated
her:' "Going down to tho dining-
room! And in your nlghtyl And bo-
foro BlrangcrBl Before gcntlcmcnl
You must never let uny gentleman
ace you ln your uigntyl Never!
Never! Never! That Is wicked-
awful!" A few nights afterwards, in
passing, the father went ln to say
another good-night to baby. Shc was
saying hcr prayers at nurse's knee.
Hearing the footstep, she turned, and
Batching sight oi her fiithcr, jumped
up, crying; "Nau'ly—nnu'ty—nau' J
ty!" and ran behind a screen. Fn-;
ther nnd nurse were puzzled. Half u
minute later tho I title tot ran from
behind ber hiding placc, quite naked,
and running over to him with ber
arms around his neck, And, putting
tier little rosebud o( a mouth close to
his ear, whispered wooingly: "Pap-
pa, me dood tjtrl now)|"
• » «
Irving purchased and paid for
rnany plays which he never used. Regarding one of these, says Mr. Stoker, Irving's exact reason for not ]
playing it wns that he felt it. would;
not suit him—or rather that he
Would not suit it, He liked the play
extremely, and when, after studying! I,
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Corner Third ave. and High street,
near Queen's Hotel.
Dist. pass. Agt.
Victoria, B. C.
Ladysmith Bakery
Cakes of every, description, fpno*
and plain. Candies of all kinds
Fruit of all kinds. Fresh bread ever
Reasonable prices. Come and se
our lines and leave your orders. \V
g<ve careful attention.
Hop Lee, Prop.
Esplanade street,   Ladysmith.
Excellent Boarding
were delighted with the work, but
neither had it in his vogue. Finally
another actor saw Wa way to It,
ami made both a hit and a fortune
The play was J.  M. Barrie's "The
„ ,.        .      . -, , . ,—-.--■.     1 Professor's Lovo Story,;" and the ac-
sftid, as he stood behind tho   scenes! tor who played |t,;fl, B, Willard.
This is to   notify thc public that
__________________mm_m_m^m^m_m_^mmi      James Rowe, will not be respon-
lt carefully, ho had come to the con- j sible for any debts contracted by my
elusion that it was not ln hia own wile, on and;atter this date, without
special range, he submitted It to ■ my written permission. Any ac-
two. friends In turn, John L. Toole counts against me should be sent ln
- ~i John Hare.   Both these players'at once,
at thc Lyceum, and watched how eyi
ery soul was alive with desire to aid
in the success of the play; "I would
give anything that the world hclds
to. be served as Irving is!" An instance of the remarkable sincerity pt
sepvice which, he inspired in all his
company is related ln connection
w)th the first run o! "King Lear" at
In the course of a conversation
with his manager one day in 1889,
Irving gave expression in a lew words
to his philosophy of his art: "If
you dp not pass g character through
your own mind lt can never be sin.
cere."  Herein lay the secret ot
June 16, mon.
the Lyceum;" One morning>vmg was | ^IZ^l^ ol wry g"at
found IU and speechless with
"grippe," He wrote op a piece ot
paper, "Can't play tonight, Better
would not give up. He and Ellen
close thc theatre." But the mansfger
Terry stirred themselves to see what
could be done. No one ln the company could play Lear. Finally an
actor who played Kent, and who
was tamlllar with tho "buslnoss,"
but no| the words, was asked to
read tiie part. He consented, and
said that he could evon try to play
some of lt without thc book. He
worked over it all day, however,
____m^_m^_^^^m^——_ wont to   tho theatre almost   letter
children, Laertes and Ophelia. After, perfect, aiid, basked up by every do-
the few words between the brother | vico of every member ot the cum-
und slstor on the cue of Laertes, pany,, played the part most credlt-
'Here my' father comes," Polonlus ably, It was a stirring occasion.
quickly as   one   in surprise:  When tho   curtain fell his comrades
tlst's power,
Dr. Patton, former president ot
Princeton university, recently delivered a sermon. In New York city, his
subject being "Faith." He spoke ot
the blind faith of the client who
puta himself at the mercy of a lawyer ln preparing an action for trial
and ol-the confidence of tho sick In
trusting themselves tn the physician.
"Here is a case ot blind faith," said
tho clergyman. "The doctor writes
out a prescription. Oltencr thah not
you can not road it, you don't know
what it Is. He tolls you to take it.
Yours is not to reason why, yours
hut to do and die' "
audible smile rlnnlodl
grogation and tho orator lluBhed  tor
Pure Ice Cream
On Hand
Tobaccos, Cigars,  Etc.
Bestquality of Confectionery
Miss Bordozono
Get Ready for the Summer by
Having Tour House Painted
Best materials only used.
Big stock of wall paper on
Lot 4, Block 29 (Map 703   A)
In tbe matter of an application tor
a Duplicate Certificate of Title to
Town ot Ladysmith.
Notice Is hereby given that tt   Is
my Intention  at  the  expiration  of
one month from the date of tbe first
PUbllCatlOn    hereOf    tO    lSSUe    a    DUpli-     j—H—aaHajJ^aBBjaBBBBBaBBBBBaBBBBBaBBBBBaBBBBBSI
cate Certificate of Title to said land    All kladl o» Clock and Watch Unissued   to   William Beverldge   and!?~:~2    "**'■-•»'-*lo
J. E. Smith
Roberts St.       - Ladysmitli, B. C.
Henry Keltel on the 3rd day of November, 1902, and numbered 8203 O.
■•Jtlatrar-General  of Titles.
Land   Regtttry   Office,  Victoria, B
a., the «th A»v o' April, l»n».
a moment. 0n realising the doiiblc lm.
Notice is hereby   given   that it is
mjr intention to make application to
the  Board of   Commissioners of the
City of Ladysmith at their next regular meeting   for a transfer ot   the
retail liquor license now held by me
, in respect 'to the premises known ns
A moro or lesa, the Pilot Hotel, sltuato on Lot   9,
ovcr the con-J Block 12fi, In tbe City of Ladyflmlth,
Irom myself lo Alexander Thomas.
Reasonable Prices.
English Watches
"on Uuarantw
^^^^^ a Specialty.
J. R. Easton
Practi"«.l Watchmaker.
•*  M.   »»!|<7W
t attention.
Chorig Kee
Wishing and Ironing p. .rai'tly attended
Litigation Is an Expensive Luxury
Tho best brains of this and every* Some day a patriot lawyer will write
other country nre engaged, genera- a book in which he will give cases,
tion after    generation, in confusing names, facts,     and figures, showing
the laws and complicating legal procedure. In these times when the average of education is so high, the
laws have to be very complicated or
all the people would understand them
how properties hnvo been eaten, up In
the courts by what may be described
as wanton litigation, or, legal proceedings inspired only by the lees
that would attach thereto.     Judges
and a great, powerful and profitable  should be     instructed by Parliament
profession would be no more. Moses
had his laws on ta'lilcs of stone. Now
tne slabs of stone have been brokeu
into a million fragments, and thero
is not one steadfast, granite law to
which you can turn with absolute
confidence. The slabs of stone have
l.een broken into innumerable odd-
fhaped fragments, of which lnymen
can make nothing but which a ritlll-
eJ lawyer, for a high fee, can piece
together with whatever result he Is
retained to accomplish. He can pick
out a fragment here and a fragment
there, and delve away down underneath for another that nobody else
seems to know about, and gradually
patch up a case in law that the .bench'
to use what authority they possess,
and they should be given greater authority, to stifle vacxatious and unnecessary litigation. When a case
reaches a court the history ot it
should come with it and a state
ment of all costs so far incurred, so
that the judge or judges could exam
lne tho justice the litigants aro get
ting ln their '-jucst for justice, could
protect them on their way, could
condemn unnecessary and expensive
procedure, and arbitrarily rescue a
property or a misled person from
being ruined in a spendthrift law-
fight. Our judges, as a rule, wash
their hands of responsibility for the
spread of a law-fight from court   to
That is to   say,
your case is   won.
it is won for   the
views with the greatest professional | court, although they know, very otten, that the rival lawyers have embarked on a contest of wits, ingenu-
time being! Then your opponent gets Hy, resourcefulness, for which their
an expert to rummage among the j clients will pay a pretty penny to the
tne million odd snared frag- end. Thc interests of the peoplci rest
ments and he pieces together with tho bench. The judge is not on-
a case in law more admirable!, ly a referee to decide which lawyer
from thc professional viewpoint than j has been most expert; he is also, and
that your expert had rooted out—so chiefly, tho custodian of justice, and
you lose. But it is not over. There the lawyers who attend before him
are all shapes and sizes of pieces loft, are attendants. It the servants o!
the combinations are   inexhaustible. I the temple deal cxtortionately   with
;You and your enemy can fight it out
for.life if you;'cataistand the expense;;
the law is exhaustless, tbe courts al
most countless, always increasing,
and each dovoting Itself more and
more to some neat specialty.    When!
to weeding   out   preventable   litigation   and    disallowing
and practise on the superstitions of
those who come to worship, the
whole system will suffer in the end.*
The world grows wiser. Education
spreads. Arbitration begins to displace litigation among men of large
an action appears to have about run | affairs, aaA i_ wouiA De well jj the
its course, some lawyer representing I judges were to begin laying a firm
some third party, can arise and score, hand on their dockets with a view
a new point altogether, which will
have to be referred to another court.
Away they all go at a dollar per
minute to inveatibate this new phase
of the question.
Quite   receotly a   judge In hearing
a case arising out of an estate, flatly declared that he would not ner-     wi      *,      i ..    .
_u .f. - yer      When the state bar exnminers fnco
T theLX: « "?. t0 Pr°Ceed the "»'"«*• -°r.admisST o
nonertv »„, 7' T" ""* PraCtlCe of ,aw ta Ohio «» «** any!
Lets L 56 T° d'BPUt,! M t0 °' th6 stat0 ""mtnation, they will
m st' bfbun0cner,nt ^ ^ 'Blt"rtta« - °< the most remarkab. '
"sis not Hi f ? ^ and th* <-'»°'**I>**sl-«*ents In the history of the
costs    not multiplied  unnecessarily." profession.
Among the applicants will bo plucky David Moyland of Cleveland, who
suffered the loss of both arras at the
6houlder In a railroad ac;ld-<ut and
who will write the answers to the
numberless questions propounded during tho examination, by holding a
fountain pen in his mouth,
Mr. Moyland has by long and pa-
j tient application, not only! completed
his law studies, but has practiced
constantly tho art of writing with a
pen held between his teeth until he
can not only write with comparative
rapidly but legibly as well. Notice
ot his coming to take tho examination has readied tne cupremc court
with the plea that he bo given a
little more than thc regulation time
in which to aiiBWer the (questions. Ho
will be shown every courtesy, and
should he pass tho examination, as
it is predicted he will, he will he thc
only armless barrister in the state
of Ohio.
When several years ago Mr. Moyland, who Is now about 30 years of
age, lost both bis arms close to the
shoulder through a railroad accident he did not despair as would tho
majority of men, of assuming an active place in life and remaining self-
supporting. Handicapped ns he was,
he finally decided alter reviewing the
whole field of occupation to enter a
professional lite, nnd so took up the
study of law. He has been a student
of the Cleveland law school for three
years and next Tuesday will take the
state bar examination at Columbus.
Mr. Moyland has been an excellent
student and his teachers speak well
of him and his chances for a legal
career. Many Cleveland lawyers are
interested in the case and it is expected that after the bar examination he will have the opportunity of
accepting connections with several
good legal firms in Cleveland.
Collins Enters Upon His Long Sentence
Cleorgc D. Collins, who about four
years ago was playing such an important part in.the fight against extradition in the courts of this province, is now at work making jute
bags in San Quontin prison, California.
After a four years' fight in the
courts, Collins' only remaining '■ hope
is that good behaviour may reduco
his fourteen years' sentence, or that
some governor may be induced to
lessen it by pardon. Meanwhile ho is
number 23,635, employed in making
jute bass.
A,i the prisoner was taken across
In the ferry he hid tne steel bracelet;!
beneath the slecveB of Mb frock coat;
und attempted the jnunty \mannerlsm
of tlie days when he was often seen
in tho court of tbe old Palace hotel,
says a   San Francisco oxchange.
But liiB Jailers, who say he '.has had
no visitors in tho last month, have
noted g change in Collins.
"I am not going to say how I like
prison life before I enteriupon it," ho
said with a mirthless laugh.  "I am
certainly    not  here   from my   own
! choice," he added.
i    On his arrival at San Quentin   he
I was turoed    ovcr to Warden H^yla,
and without further ceremony      his
name was entered on the register and
Curdy in Chicago, and brought hcr
to Satf Francisco, where his wife and
three children were living. He Bought
for four years to avoid the fate ho
met, on the plea that he Bhould be
convicted on tho charge on which ho
was extradited, but the courts held
that as the crime of perjury was
committed after his i being brought
back from Canada, his conviction
must stand.
When Mr. Justice Maule was on
the bench a bullying counsol was ono
day browbeating an elderly female
witness in a case before him. Having badgered her into n state of
utter speechlessness tho lawyer appealed to the judge to make her answer his questions.
"Why do you not answer madam?" asked the judge.
"Because, my lord, ho scares mo
so," replied the trembling woman.
"So does bo me, ma'am," said the
Livery, Peed ond Sole
First, Avenue.
Phone fill.
First Class   Photos;
ft»ii»v*- on First Aveim*.
"Listen!" said the man of middle
. He was  bending  over the palmist,
whispering excitedly in her ear.
"Listen!" he said again.   "My wife
he was given the number by iwhich he I is coming to you this afternoon   to
have her   fortune   told   and if you
O'Connor, the Irish politician, be
gan an after-dinner speech in Philadelphia in this way:
"I must confess that I dread to
make after-dinner speeches. At the
most sumptuous dinners, even at
such a dinner as this one, if I know
that at the end I must make a
speech, I am nervous, I have no appetite, I find little to admire in tho
best efforts of thc chef. In truth,
gentlemen, I can readily imagine
Daniel, if he was at all of my mind
heaving a sigh of relief ae the lions
drew near to devour him—heaving <a
sigh of relief and murmuring:
" 'Well, If there's* any after-dinner
speaking to be done on this occasion, nt least it won't be done   by
will be known until the years ot bis
sentence are ended.
Following the customary routine,
he was taken to the prison bathroom
and afterward underwent; a physical
examination and was measured under
the Bcrtilldn system, like those who
have preceded him. His hair was
cropped and he was given his prison'in an automobile accident."
suit and taken to the photographer's! ■
room,  where his number was   hungf   There was a sophomore who   was
about his neck, and his picture tak-l vcry hard UP in tho early fal1
want to make, some money on the
He laid a bank note on the stuffed
owl's head.
"Tell her on no account to buy a
motor car, because you read in her
palm that she is doomed to be killed
„-_ ,     .. ' ,   , „    I       , .pawned all his good clothes.   A lit-
en for the record, following tbe rou-  tle Defore Thanksgiving he got a big
tine that does not change.
Then he   was taken   over to   the
jute mill.   That was all.
check from home,   and   accordingly,
like a  wise sophomore, redeemed his
wardrobe.  When he got home for the
.„,       ,, ,       .....       ,. 'holidays, his mother said she   would
Among the workers in the jute millj unpacIJ j,is trunk for him.  The first
~      * '          thing   his mother took out of   tho
he is recognized by tho slight limp,
due to a stiffness in the left knee. To
tho mnny who followed the extradition proceedings in Victoria, that
limp is familiar.
Collins was convicted of having
perjured himself by swearing that
Charlotte Newman Collins, by whom
ho had three children, had never beeo
his wife.
He was extradited (ram here, whither he had fled, on thc charge ol
bignmy, having married Clarice  Mc-
trunk was an overcoat, and on it
was pinned, ho saw to his horror,
the pawnbroker's tic'iet that he had
forgotten to remove. Hastily grabbing the ticket, he said.
"Hello! Thoy must have forgotten to take this off at the Smith
dance, when I left lt in tbe cloakroom."
A moment later his mother took
out his evening trousors. Thoy also
had a ticket on them.
"Why, Frank," Bhe said, "surely
you didn't leave these In the cloakroom, too; did you?"
T. E. Sullivan
Plumbing-, Gas and Steamlitting.
Prices Reasonable.
First Avenue, near New West*™ hole!
If you are thinking of buying a sewing machine call
and see Wui stock cf ±c;
soiled machines at reduced
prices to clear.-
F. C. Fisher
Studio in Wiiliami' Block.
Have Your Houses Plastered
For Terms spply to
C. HINE, Plasterer,etc., Ladysmith, P. 0.
Cement Sidewalks a specialty.
-The Canadian National Holiday Will Be Celebrated at-
Field Sports,  Lacrosse, Baseball, Regatta,
Indian  Canoe Races, Trap Shooting, Etc.
attWLs $1,000 IN PRIZES
Come and Join in the Greatest Dominion Day Celebration Ever Held on Vancouver Island
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 Blouses, and
Strachan Hats.
J. J. Thomas
Made to Order
I sell the
Every piece is guaranteed
to fit, and the price no
higher than ready made
First Avenue
Pretty Wedding
at Methodist Church
A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the Methodist church on
Wednesday afternoon, the contracting parties being Miss Efflc Allsopp
and Mr. Andrew Clokc, a very popular young couple of Ladysmith, the ith
Rev. Mr. Wilkinson  officiating.
strong, tabic cover, etc.; Mr. and
Mr3. George Simpson, tablo cover
and toilet sot; Mr. and Mrs. Rogers,
sliver sugar basin; Mr. and Mrs.
William Ward, silver fish set; Mr.
and Mrs. George, Bell, Nanaimo, Bilk
cushions; Mr. Robert Simpson, tea
set; Mr. and Mrs. Malpass, silver
berry dish; Mr. nnd Mrs. Wm. Jamosy
cheese dish; Miss Baby James, salt
and pepper shakers; Miss Mablc McDowell, silver sugar spoon; Miss hlth-.
cl Wolsmillcr, silver truy; Miss Ed-
Hughcs,    jelly  dish,  Miss   Etta
The Hutchinson,
silver   teaspoons;
first of thc wedding party to arrivo'and Mrs. Comlcy, jardincrcj Mr. and
were the best man, Mr. Joseph Allsopp, and the bridesmaid, Miss Sarah Cloke.   Miss Cloke carried a bouquet     of   white   carnations,
came the man of honor Mr.
Mtb. Harris, jardinere; Mr. William,
Whitfield,  rocking chair aud set   of
knives and   forks;    Mr.   and    Mrs.
Next] Charles   Clokc, bed   spread; Simon
Harry Ldscr & Co., bed spread; Mr.   and
Allsopp, and the maid of honor,'Mrs. R. 0. Heyes, bed spread; Miss
Miss Etta Hutchinson. Miss Hut-1 Margaret Jones, silver pickle jar;
chinson  was dressed In cream mull* Miss Myrtle Rose, glass biscuit jar
Phone 43
For Meats
Geo. Roberts'
Meat Market
Cor. First Ave. nnd Roberts Street.
For the Holiday
White Underskirts,  95c,
$1.00, $1.25 to $2.85.
Black Underskirts, $1.35,
$1.50 to $3.50.
A few Blouses left, going
Miss Uren's
and also carried a bouquet of carnations. The next to arrive were tne
flower girls, the Misses Jane Ann
Simpson and Florence Angel, dressed ln cream cashmere, followed by
the bride leaning on the arm of hcr
father. The bride looked charming
in a gown of guipure net over blue
silk, and carried a beautiful bouquet of cream roBes. The1 little Misses Elsie Parkin and Pearlie Wilkinson, who were dressed in pink sili'.,
acted as train-bearers.
After the ceremony the bridal party and guests proceeded to the home
of the bride's parents, where an ample spread awaited them. The table
was set out on the lawn under arches of flowers and evergreens.; Having
partaken of the repast, everyone proceeded to make merry for the rest
of the evening.
Tbe following is the list of guests;
Miss Sarah Cloke, Miss Etta  Hut-
and vinegar bottles; Mr. and Mrs.
James Hutchinson, glass jelly set;
Mr. John and Miss Minnie Wilkinson, sliver bread tray; Mr. and Mrs.
John Allsopp, hearth rugs and
The best man made a present of a
beautiful gold bracelet to the bridesmaid, the man of honor making a
similar present to the'maid of honor
A most remarkable little plant,
which is exciting not a little attention among plant-lovers, is the Calvary clover (Medicago echinus).
Though generally supposed to be a
native of Palestine, this pretty and
curious little plant will live and
grow freely in the somewhat smoky
atmosphere of London.
Admirers of this plant say that to
produce healthy and thriving plants
chinson, Miss Ethel Weismlller, Miss|it js neCessary to sow the seed on
Minnie Wilkinson, Miss Ethel Malpass Good pr|,iayi wi,*ie the more untm-
Miss   Maggie    Jones,    Miss   Edith' aglnatlTe Bay that aome time during
Hughes, Miss Mablc McDowell, Miss
Myrtle Ross, Miss Ethel Bell, Mrs-
Ralph Bell, (Nanaimq)., Mr. and M.b.
Rogers, Mr. and Mrs. Wilkinson, Mr.
and Mrs. Mulholland, Mr. and Mrs.
James Batcman, Mr. and Mrs. Jas.
Hutchinson, Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Heyes, Mr. and Mrs. E. II. Comlcy,
Mr. and Mrs. C. Cloke, Mr. and Mrs.
John Clokc, Mr, nnd Mrs. Samuel
Cloke, Mr. and MrB, James E, Par-
rott, Mr. and Mrs. George O. Simpson, Mr.  and Mrs. T. Parkin,   Mr.
What is the Weight
Of the Large Cake of White Swan Soap Shown
in the Ladysmith Hardware Co's Window?
Valuable Prizes Given Away FREE
In order to further introduce WHITE SWAN SOAP and WHITE SWAN WASHING POWDER into every home we have planned a most interesting contest. All that
is necessary for you to do is put the weight of the large cake of White Swan Soap down
on a piece of paper, attach a White Swan Soap or Washing Powder Coupon to it, and
send or mail it to the White Swan Soap Contest, care of Ladysmith Hardware Company.
To Solve this problem, the best way to do it is to take an ordinary bar of White
Swan Soap, measure its size, and get its weight; The size of the large cake is 4 ft.
2 and* in. long; 2 feet 10 hi. high by 1 foot lin. wide. How much does it weigh?
In order to get the correct weight we'have arranged to have the large cake cut up
in slabs in the window and weighed before the public. Should any person desire to
come in and superintend the weighing, they are at liberty to do so, as the prizes will be
awarded to the persons whose answers come nearest to the weight as shown by the
scales, this being considered correct.
Remember all answers must be accompanied by a White Swan Soap or Washing
Powder Coupon.
Should there be more than one correct answer, or nearest correct answer, they will
be put in a box and drawn for, the first one out being considered the winner, and so on.
Prank Weir,  Mr. Isaac HcyeB,   Mr.
Alf. Utt, Mr. Robert Simpson,   Mr,
and Mrs. William Ward.
The list of presents is as follows:
Mr. and Mrs. Quaggon, Nanaimo,
picture   and   paper rack;   Mr.   and
Mrs. Ralph   Bell, Nanaimo, set   of
china cups and saucers,1 Mr. and MrB.
Bateman.    tablecloth;.  Mr.
the spring will do just as well. •
When the little leaves of the Calvary clover first appear above the
ground each division of thc leaf has
a deep-red spot like freshly-spilt
blood upon it, which lasts for some
weeks and finally fades away.
Tho three leaflets composing each
leaf stand erect during tho day in
tho form ot n cross, with the head
In position und arms extended; but
as thc sun begins to- set and evening to druw on the tiny urm leaflets
arc brought together, and tho top
leaflet, or bend, is bowed over them.
A writer in the Philadelphia Times,
who hns been looking up the record
of tho mosquito In natural history,
Richard j has como to the conclusion that   it
Hero is the
Parkin, carving sctj Mr. Isaac Heyes, ■ is a very useless insect.
carving   set; Mr.   and MrB. Samuel result   of   his   investigation;
B. D. WELLS, Proprietor
Hsek, Express, Livery and Feed Stable
First Avenue
Phone 62
Ladjimltb, B. C
Fresh Vegetables
Grown by White Labor
Green Onions, Spinach,
Lettuce, Rhubarb.
E. Pound!
• line* or a house, If ao consult mc
aa I can cave you money on lumber,
Having   purchased a low   truck.
am prepared to move furniture and
for any teaming consult
Cloke, pair of pictures) "Mr. Alf. Litt
picture; Mr, nnd Mrs. Mulholland,
pair of berry dishes and jewel case;
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Ferguson, Nanaimo, pair of pillow shams and basins;   Mlsaes   Lily   and   Amy Arm-
why the mosquito bites people is not.
yet known. It is not to furnish it
food, for lt is an established fact
that a mogquito, alter gorging himself with human blood dies within a
few hours.   Whereas that mosqultoB
when the housewife visits our store and sees the array of delicacies for hor
table that the can procure for such a small amount of money at one store,
Fresh canned fruits, vegetales, and toothsome hams, bacon aud everything in
fancy and staple grocoriss at prices to suit the economical.
Scott's Building, First Avenue.
Here is the List of Prizes:
For Prize3 we will give a Ladies' Handsome Fifteen-Jeweled Gold Watch, valued at $20.00
To the Second, a Beautiful Eight-Day Clock, valued at  10. u0
To the Third, a Lovely Silver Baking Dish, valued at     P. 00
And to the Next 5 we will give a Genuinel4 Karat Gold Point Fountain Pen, value   3.00
Remember that the decision of the manufacturers of WHITE SWAN SOAP, (B. C.
SOAP WORKS, Victoria), will be final and binding; contestants entering this contest
do so on this understanding. The closing date will oe in about two weeks, and will be
announced in the papers.   Put your answer in early.
Prizes on View at Ladysmith Hardware Company
thnt have never tasted blood have
been known to live very comfortably
oven through the entire winter and
into the next season. Thc adult mosquito docs not need food. During its
larvc stage it has stored up enough
nourishment to Inst nil Its life, nnd
it is u normal state for it to go
without food for the rest of its existence. All thnt It needs Is moist,
nil', adult mom-uiloB being known to
puss the winter in dump cellars, living nn nothing bust moisture. The
fact that it is estimated that only
one out of 1-1,000 ever tastes human
blood also proves that it is not necessary. Why lt persists in torturing mankind, tncrefarc, has not yet
been found out, and scientists can
only swear softly with the "rest of
mankind and make the general statement that the mosquito was born
with a vltatcd appetite for human
gore-an appetite that causes tho
death of the Indulger."
Dr. R. B. Dier
Surgeon Dentist
Special Excursions
fltlnun  .t
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition
Round Trip Tickets will be issued to Victoria June 16,
return limit June 20th. July 4, return limit 7th, rate
L. D. Chetham,
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
•" PER WORD "  i
So much fighting nnd roughness bus     Advertisements   under    this
marred  lacrosse  und  other    athletic! ono  cont  per  word  per  Ibbuc,
Chicken and Veal at all times
J. A.  Ryan
gnmes in Toronto this senson that
the police nre going to tako an nc-
tlvc bund In all similar disturbances
in the iicnr future.
Tno recent lacrosse match between
tho Tccumschs and the Shamrocks ol
Montreal wns marred by so many oi
these disgraceful scraps that it has
brought matters to a climax. Here
are the opinions of the mayor, a
judge and the chief of police about
the matter:
Mayor; Oliver: "If a player strikes
another deliberately on the field he
should he arrested."
Judge Winchester: "Tbe police
should act the game on a field of
sport as tbey do on the streets."
Chief of Police Grasett: "If a man
cannot play a gnme in a decent nnd
gentlemanly style, he should be In
Jail. Simply barbarous, some ol
those games."
These statements trom two police
commissioners and the chief Indicate
a probable change ln tbe attitude of
the police toward players In lacrosse,
baseball and other games, wbo assault other players or officials.
In the past the custom of the police has been to let any sort of a
scrap go on a lacrosse Seld, for Instance, leaving lt to the Injured man
or the club to lay an information
against tbe assailant.
Since the police commissioners have
decided to no longer allow the men
on the force to be hired by clubs ln
their off-duty hours, the Indications
arc that there will be a new policy
pursued by thc police.
Mayor Oliver was at Scarboro
Beach on Saturday, of last week,
and saw Hyland of Shamrocks hit
Braden ot Toronto a terrible blow
with his stick on the back ot the
head, putting the blue-shirted boy
out of the game. This incident provoked thc mayor's remark quoted
Chief Urnssct -minis out thnt tho
main difficulty In arresting, players iu
I hut the men aBsuiiltod almost invar
tiibly refuse to lay n charge or give
evidence against the accused If thc
pollco prosecute. It was so In tho
FlnlayBon enne, when thc Montreal
man dlBflgurcd Charlie Qucrrlo'u  face
with a cruel   blow   when the   ball
able in advance.
Oat c
NURSE BROWN is prepared for Maternity or general engagements. Ap*
ply nt Mr. 15. Wilson's Becond avenue, between Roberts and Gatacre.
POR RENT—Cheap to Suitable T-..-
ant—3 Bedrooms and Large L vim;
Room and Pantry. Apply at ttele-
phone office.
POUND-A Red Ci Hie Dog. Owner
can have sumo by applying to
Frank I'oreat, Gatacre str A. *ud
navlnn «or thla advertlf-.nuwt.
LOST — Between Roberts street
Third avenue ami High street,
book, entitled "Pun Doctor."
Please return to Mrs. Ewart, High
street.   11.00 Reward.
POR SALE-Brnwn and White Rabbit*. Fifty Cvuts each. tApply Urak
John fltew"'*.
FOR SALE—l*i.ino Leghorn eggs tor
aettlng. Butt Leghorna and Black
Mlnorcas. $2.60 a aettlng. Apply
Mr*. Laird.
FOR SALE—Expreaa wagon ln perfect order and harness. Apply Arthur Howe, Chemalnua.
FOR SALE—Pour roomed house in
good locality ln Extenalon, B.
C.   Apply Ike Storey.
PIANO FOR SALE.-Upright Grand
Dominion Piano in first claaa condition, In use only a abort time.
Apply Mra. Bernard, Union Brewery, Ladyamlth. 	
WANTED-A girl to assist In light
housework. Apply Mrs. Mulholland, First avenue, Lndysmith.
Hens for Sale
One Hundred Hens forf
sale. Apply D. Davies,,!.
Rancher,  near Ladysmith.
Leave orders at Robert's THE LADYSMITH CHRONICLE
Are You Prepared for the 1st,
The Weather prophet tells us we are going to have it hot on that day and it
will pay you to be prepared and do not leave your shopping too late.
On Monday we will bo ready for
your first month order and shall be
pleased to have yon call. Our Mr.
Greaves will oall on you on or before
Wednesday and you Mill help us
considerably, if you have your order
Our prices are tlie low eat.
Our Stock the newest.
Our delivery the quickest.
Our quality the best.
The Strawberry Setimn is a short
one this year and it will be wise to
have your order iu early.
v   No. 1 Strawberries, 2 boxes for 25c.
Gooseberries, large and juicy, 2
pounds for 25c.
Oranges 30o, 35c and 40c pcr doz.
Bananas, per doz.  35c
Frcsli Local 'lYinatoes per lb 20a
Choice Lemons, per doz. 30c.
New Potatoes, per lb. 6o.
We certainly keep this department up-to-dato anil have only the
best Hues.
Summer Vests,
Summer Underwear,
Summer Shirts,
Summer Hats,
Summer Shoes,
Summer Sox.
In fact   everything  for  Summer
We advertise what we  have and
we have what we advertise.
Canvas Shoes for MEN, WOMEN,
Canadian Lady Shoes,
Canadian Gentleman*' Shoo,
Walk-over Shoe for La lie.«and Gouts,
Weston's Shoos for Eo.s, Girjs
and Children.
See our stock of Tan and Patent
Shoes for Ladies and Gentlemen
Headquarters for Bathing  Suits
Straw   Hats
Just Arrived
A nice Assortment of
Suit Cases
The very thing for persons
taking a trip to the fair.
We have them in Solid
Leather, Steel Frame, Canvas and Jap Matting, with
leather binding, all spring-
locks.  Prices from $2.25 up.
Also a nice line of trunks,
all prices with or without
The Vancouver Island Cigar
W. E. Morrison
Por Holiday Goods
Formerly Gold& Johnston, of Victoria, are introducing a new brand
of Cigars to be known   as tbe
"V.  I."
Try Them.
Local and General
News Notes
Tea rooms tor ladles or gentlemen. Short order ar sandwiches
always ready at Hoop:.*'.*.. •
WeJnesdny, being St. John's Day*
the local Masonic Lodge will attend
divine service on Sunday evening ln
the First Presbyterian Church.
! > mcet your friends and be right
at home, while In Victoria, stay at
the Rnlnlcr Hotel, George Surggy
proprietor. *
Finest Ice Cream ln tbe city at
Hooper's, the most sele-t (arlor
on the Island. Everything of tbe
best quality In Oonfcciirmery.       *
Thc medals for thc lacrosse prizes
have been received aud are now on
exhibition in Mr. P. G. Noot's window. They are 10 carat gold, nitiuare
in shape, and are considered good
value for $5 each.
T.) meet your friends and be right
i at home, while in Victoria, stay at
i the Itainier Hotel,   George    .lu.'gy
proprietor. •
If is Good
When you want a real good suit,
buy Sovereign Brand. It pleases old
friends and keeps making new ones.
BS—mmlmm^mrrfrr— '■■■-    ■    S   Est  r' m ~ri
Tin Up-to-date Men's Wear Store
Pillows     Pillows j
We have more pillows than we ought to, at this •
season of the year.   So out they go •
Regular $1.50 for ' $1 20 •
Regular $1.25 for  95 •
Regular $1.00 for  75 :
Regular    .75 for	
Our Loss Is Your Gain.
60 I
Simon Leiser &Co.,Ltdj
'HWI^-W'H«fHt *r>HH#H#l+H«TTT«t
|   We carry in stock the leading sizes f
suitable for Camping.
Complete Stock.
: Our stock "s well assorted in all the \ j
j-leading lines suitable for these wa-::
! iters, etc. We are offering special J
•: values in Fishing Rods.
, Ladysmith Hardware Co., uu j
A Handsome Premium of White and Gold Chinaware
Local and General
News Notes
Rev.   W.   Forbes-Robertson   visited
Nanaimo last evening.
Will 3e Found in Every Package of
ASK YOUR GROCER- He will tell you about it and show you aiunples.
As for the FLAKES—there is nothing finor manufactured anywhere.     They ore
'B. * K." good*and this is sufficient to prove the quality.
The Brackman-Ker Milling Co., Ltd.
In   Ladysmith   on Friday   to the
wife of M. Zessck, a son.
In Ladysmitli on Tuesday, to the
wife of O. Hunter, Third avenue, o«
Mrs. W. Forbes-Robertson went
down to Duncan yesterday to attend
the Presbyterian garden party there
Mrs. Mary Harries, Grand Chief
Pythian Sisters, is in receipt of a
communication from Silver Leaf
Temple No. 2, Pythian Sisters, Nanaimo, in which tbey extend an invitation to Ladysmith Temple No. 5
to attend the decoration services
which will be held tomorrow, Sunday
2.7th. They will meet at the Foresters' Hall at 2.20 sharp and march in
a body to the cemetery.
We are offering special values in  Ladies' and   Gents' Watches.     Yoa
can save money by buying from us,  and we stand by our guarantees.
Just received a   large sblpment of the Best Silver rolisli.   Docs not
scratch and is easily applied.   Pricc25c. pcr bottle.
Watch   Repairing   a Specialty.    Wc can execute any work In the  repairing line.   Give us a   trial.
Dr. Frost went oner to Vancouver
Tuesdny with his father, who Is returning to Montreal. While nt Vancouver the doctor looked over several plans for hospitals, and will report the result of his investigations
to the next meeting of the hospital
All taxes on city property are now
due, and payable at the city hall before Juno 30th. Property holders
should remercier that this is thc last
week for rebate, and they will save
themselves nearly seventeen per cent,
by gettlog their tax receipts between
now and the evening of June 30th.
Knights Book Store
Mr. Geo. C. Hinton, ot the Hin-
ton Electric Co., Vancouver and Victoria, has Jicen in the city for a few
days looking ovcr tne plans and specifications for thc new power plant.
He is well pleased with the general
equipment as specified nnd hns been
interviewing local contractors as to
the figures on much of the work that
will have to be done locally. These
and all others in the c ity who are
anxious to get in, on this proposition
should forward their tenders to Mr.
Hinton at Vancouver, so that if suo J
cessful in getting the contract he
would be able to communicate with
them at once. Mr. Hinton has in-1
Btallcd many plants on the coast nnej
in the interior, and has had great
success ln all bis work.
Church Services.
11 a m.— Confirmation; Holy Communion.
2.30-Sunday   School.
7 p. m.— Evensong.
Treacher— His Lordship the Bishop
Sunday Services at 11 a. m. and (I
p. m, Bible Class and Suml'ty
School at 3 p. m. Prayei meeting
Wednesday at 7 p. nv.
Epworth League meets at the close
of the Sunday evening service.
Prayer meeting Wednesday at 7.80
p. m.
Sabbath Services: Morning, 11 a.
m; evening, 7 p. m.; Sabbath school
and Blblo class, 2.30 p. m.,
Sunday services: At 8 a. m., law
nana. At 10:80 a. m., high mass.
.It 2 p. m., Sunday irhool, Al 1
p m., evening service andidtiiedlc-
Holiday Goods
Sailor Hats,
White Shoes
Duck Skirts
Linen Hats,
Summer Suits,
Soxs, Fancy,
Canvas Shoes,
Fancy Stocks.
We are showing a very large assortment of these
goods and more are arriving every day.
Walters & Akenhead


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