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Issued Every Wednesday and Saturday.
Vol. I.
Ladysmith, B. C., Wednesday, July 21, 1909.
Electric Wiring By-law
Considered in Committee
The greater portion of thc time ol
tho council at the mooting Monday
night wbb taken up with the reading
of Aid. Matheson's by-law to regulate wiring for electric lighting.
There was barely a quorum, only
Mayor Nicholson aud Aid. Matheson,
Brown and Campbell being present.
Tho minutes of the regular and spe(
cial meetings of the council were
•read and adopted.
There were several communications
read. The first was from Mrs. J. X;
Smito, complaining that she waB deprived of ber license, and asking
what she was to do under tho circumstances.
Mayor Nicholson stated that it was
the ..general opinion that the place
occupied by J. X. Smith should not
be granted a license and he had instructed Constable Callendar tc refuse a new license for the premises on
the 15th of July. In this connection
the1 mayor remarked that he had a
Utter trom J. X. Smith asking protection for his wife, and stating that
gambling was being, carried on at thc
old stand.     ' -• „
Aid. Brown asked what Mrs.
Smith wanted a license for. Was lt
a restaurant?
Mayor Nicholson replied that it
was for a restaurant.
Aid. Brown was of the opinion! that
ehr could not be refused a restaurant; license.
Mayor Nicholson believed (.he unfitness' of tho place for a license was
demonstrated in the fact that the
owner ot the place was now serving
a sentence in gaol for keeping a
gambling house and had bcon fined
fcr selling lii-uor without a liconse.
The communication of Mrs. Smith
was received and filed.
Wm. 0. Brent notified the council
that the money for the sewer debentures had been deposited with the
bank and he expressed his regret at
the delay in arranging the sewer debenture matter.
The communication was received
and filed, and a suitable reply will
he sent to Mr. Brent.
Mr. F. J. Marshall, Vancouver,
wrote to learn if anything had yet
been done with regard to the meters.
It was believed that there was no
'  immediate hurry with regard to this
matter, and Mr. Marshall will be so
Mr. R. Rolston on behalf of tne
Ladysmith Hardware Co., wrote to
the council, submitting prices for cert
tain mechanical Instruments used by
The communication, was received
and filed,
Mr, John Tba submitted plans for
his building and stated that he had
neglected making his application ear.
Attention was directed to the fact
that several new buildings had been
recently erected without the council
having been asked for the necessary
permission. The mayor remarked
that there were fire by-laws ln Ladysmith and they must be complied
with, and that some of those who
had been guilty of this omission
should know better.
Tha communication of Mr, Thai was1
referred to the proper committee.
Mr. Harry Kay quoted figures for
painting the fire hall and police
Ths communication was received
and filed and Mr. Kay will be notified tbat nothing will'be done in this
regard for the present.
Accounts aggregating $365.31 wero
presented and referred to the nuance
committee. _>
Aid. Matheson's by-law regulating
wiring for electric lighting came up
for consideration. This by-law snould
have been considered in committee of
the whole last Thursday evening, but
there was not a quorum .'reseat.
Mayor Nicholson said ho would llko
to seo a moro representative meeting
as this by-law was really nn important one.
Aid. Matheson insisted that the bylaw .( Bhould be now considered in
commltteo of tho whole.. Every mem:
ber of the council knew the by-law
was to  come  up for consideration
und it was their own fault that they
were absont.
The cloctrlcul engineer wurncd tho
council that delay was dangerous.
There was a lot of wiring to tc
done, there were men to do tho (work,
and the by-law should be passed to
provide the necessary authority.
On the strength of this statement
the council went Into committee of
the whole, and the bylaw was read
five clauses at a time, with Aid.
Brown in the chair.
The by-law then received its third
reading and will come up for consideration at the next meeting.
Aid. Brown asked regarding the
water supply. He wanted to know in
what position the city stood with
respect to the water used by the
His worship replied that the city
had first consideration and he understood that the smelter people were
having a pump put in for tho utilization of salt water.
The council then adjourned.
The Big Baseball
Match Tomorrow
By the Man About Town.
Tho writer overheard a conversation this week that surprised him.
He was told that boys and young
men in their teens were being allowed to run up indebtedness of $10
to $25 ln some of the pool rooms.
Can this be true? M. A. T. has been,
told by a number of his friends tbat
ther enjoy a game and consider it a
pleasant way to spend, an hour. But
if the above.statement Is true and if
boys and young men.are thus mart,-
gajing earnings it is demoralizing
nnd will lead to bud results. It
would ho well for parents who have
hoys under ago to enquire into these
a   *   •
M. A. T. Relieves in advertising tha;
city with its beautiful situation and
great resourcca. But thero are some
kinds of advertising we can do very
well without. A stranger from Vancouver on a recent Sunday morning
'declared that his introduction to Lndysmith wns a man lying in n
drunken sloop on the side walk luhl-j
mining clothes, very Ukely having
never been home after bis return
from work Saturday night. I wonder if there was a weeping wlfo at
homo. We have to thank tho authorities of tho city for what has been
accomplished in the (quieter Sabbaths
we have. But there are other things
that need to be looked after.
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The Man About Town was touched
by the kindness and sympathy manifested at tho funeral of tbe young
man laid to rest on Monday. He
was a stranger in our city. But
strong and yet gentle bands bore
him to his lowly bed. The writer of
these lines thought tbat perhaps
some mother who loved him well
would be glad to know that strangers gently did the services that she
was not able to do. Tbe world has
its shadows but there are bright
places, too. (Praise is due i to tbe ofT
fleers of the A. & B. Fund for the: ar<
rangements they made for the Inter-
• as
M. A. T. was passing the building
where the olty band, have their practice. He was tempted to go Into ths
hall, but ho felt that he might he
intruding, lb he contented himself
listening to tbe music as he stood on
the sidewalk, Could our band be persuaded to come out somo evening
and give tho citi/ens a treat? By
this means pooplo would bo inter
estod in thc band. Tne writer has
been told that no appreciations of
the work of the band, has been manifested and that they havo to buy all
tho music they need out .of their own
pockots.  This   should   not   be;   the
1 citterns .ought to help them,
Grout interest Is takon in thc baseball match tomorrow at tho sports
grounds, and there is certain to bo
one of tho largest crowds ever seen
nt a sporting event in Ladysmith.
Each sido is confident.of victory,.and
every scheme possible that will give
an advantage is being put into action. It seemed at one time as it
there would be several protests entered but the captains of both teams
have decided to waive all objections*
that can possibly be raised on either side. This is a case in which the
Chronicle does not care about taking
sides, but it would direct the attention of the public to the object for
which the game is being played. The
money will go to the hospital fund,
and every man, woman and child is
interested in the success of that enterprise. The following is the re1
vised line-up, as banded into the office:
Catcher— J.Fisher.-
Pitcher— Dr. Dier.
1st bnsc— 0. W. Clarke,
2nd base— Rev. A. M. Ambrose. \\
3rd base— N. A. Morrison.
Shortstop— Dr. frost.
Left field- Rev. R. Wilkinson.      I
Right field- Dr. Williams.
Centre yeld—*H. .Ward.
Reserves—W. Robinson, W. W.Walk-
em, W  Barton, W. j. Watson.
Catcher— John McKay. ■•'
ritcher— J. Rynii.
1st base— C. Covin,
2nd base— H. Thornley.
3rd bnsc— II. Hughes.
Shortstop— W. Morrison.
Left-field— Joe Smith.
Right field- Clip Smith.
-Contrc Held— D. Johnson.
Sparc Pitcher— C. Mains.
Reserve— J. Blair.
The game will start sharp at C.
('That Lndysmith will have one ol
Uve test hospitals, if not tho beat,
cn Vancouver Island Is now, piuc
tfcally speaking, an assured fact. Thc
wmmittec have not been making
much noise about It, but have been
Ttnaking hay" just the snme. How-
er, they now feel justified in mnk-
n'g thc above statement and consid-
r their labors have been well repaid
iby a generous response to their solicitations. This waB necessary, as
the   committee have aimed to build
Ladysmith Will Have a
Fine Hospital
a hospital that will not require a lot
of expensive alterations or additions
year after year. This in the end is
by far the cheapest, although the
first cost may seem rather high, ttit
after submitting the plans to a number of competent .men for their opinion, they were unanimous in saying
that it would be a difficult task to
improve cn tbem and considered
.the present estimate a very conservative one: Tho committee are hurry-.
ing their .preliminary work to completion as fast as possible, and ln a
very short, time-work will bo com
menred, and in the near future Ladysmith will be blessed with one of her
most urgent needs, a good hospital.
Westinghouse Company Work on Sewers
Will Rush Work Commenced on Monday
A. J. Wcskett lias bcon notified by
thc Canadian Westinghouse Compan?
that it is essential to have thc poles
lor the electric lighting plant on the
ground immediately. It is the intcu-
tion of the company to begin erecting thc poles just ns soon as they
arc delivered.   In fact, there will lie
Lust Monday, Mr. Hugh McDonald},
the ccntracicr, commenced work on
the' sewers. There are now 20 men
employed in opening the trenches, Imtl
this numbor will be increased as soon
ns the regular supply of pipe is assured. Work commenced on thc Es.
plumule,  and  two blocks have   been
no delay in installing the plant,   and ( 0pencd nnd considerable of the   pipe
it will bo only a few days until   the I laid,   it is Mr. McDonald's intention
machinery will begin to arrive.
This being the case, business men
and householders generally should
make   haste to   have their premises
to riisb the work during the good
weather, and he says the people of
Ladysmith Rill he surprised at the
amount of work done before the wet
wired.   In a few weeks there will be; weather set ia.
a great rush, with the result that
many will not be able to get the
work done until late on in the winter. Thero nre men here now who
are ready to make contracts for wiring, and they are ready to start
work at once.
Grand Re-union of
Knights of Pythias
To the Pythian Sisters of Ladysmith: Don't forget the grand reunion of tho Knights of Pythias und
Pythian Sisters of the Island to be
held at Duncan next Saturday, July
24th. There will be a large representation of Pythian Sisters from
Nann'mo and Victoria, and let us
hope that Ladysmith will not be behind in this respect. To those that
do not care to take baskets the K. ot
P. of Duncan have have decided to
sell meals at cost price, which will
lighten tho burden of mothers greatly. There will be rigs free to take
the mothers with their younger children, so do not miss the event. Let
is- be loyal to Pytbianlsm. All
friends are respectfully Invited. The
sports for the day will include base-
ball, tug-of-war, foot races, etc.
Single fare for the round trip will
prevail. The train will leave here at
9.10 a. m.
The schedule for the cup presonted
by Dr. Frost to be competed for by
Ladysmith and Extension lacrosse
teams has been arranged. Provision
Is made for a second team entering
for Ladysmith. There will bo three
games at each placc, the first ono to
tako placo ut Extension on the 25l.li.
Black should uovcr bo worn iu tho
hut weather, except whou it cannot
'bo avoided, for black, absorbing as
It does, all the rayn ot light and
converting thorn into bent, doeB nolj
protect tho body from the sun
Installation of Officers
Mrs. M. Harries, Grand Chief Pythian P.isters of British Columbia,
returned on tho noon train on Saturday from Duncan, whither she luv".
gone on Friday to install the ncwly-
clrctrd officers. Tho Grand Chief was
mot by n reception committee and
was escorted to tho beautiful residence of Mrs. McKay, the M. E. 0.
After installation thc Grand Chief
gave a plain talk to tho olllecrs and
members, reminding them of their o*.
ligations to I'ythianism in general
and gave n brief history ot Pythian
Sisters in M. 0. Bincc the Grand
Temple was instituted nt Royolstciko,
January 2C, 1905. Pytliinnisin Is .on
the increase in British Coluntlita, Tbe,
address was well received. After thc
business of thc tcmplo was through
tho company retired to thc banquet
ball, where n bountiful repast ot all
the delicacies of the season win.
sproad. Tho company dispersed nt
midnight after a most enjoyuMc cv '
Joke on the Magistrate
Vancouver, July 20.-- Magistrate
Williams this morning found himself
in a rather peculnlr predicament
when the case of W. S. Holland,
charged with obstructing the alley i j
rear of his homo with a pile of firewood, was brought up.
E. J. Deacon, Mr. Holland's counsel, asked that ne be allowed to make
a statement. It .was rather a surprising one to tho magistrate.
"Under tho conditions," he said,
"I could bring your worship up on
the same charge. When I wob notified of this case, just for my own
satisfaction I passed along down thc
street and found in the alley behind
your worship's home n pile of wood
a person might envy in winter time."
His worship said that the city bylaw In this respect was generally dis i
regarded, and was only enforced ln
extreme cases. Notwithstanding the
fact that he would ndmlt that ho
himself was breaking the by-lnw. ho
could only deal with cases as they
came before him.
Sergeant Deacon stated that tins
reason Mr. Holland was summoned
was because tho wood wns piled so
high there was danger It would fall
over Into the alloy and firovo a serious obstruction, or might injuro
The caso was adjourned for a wcok
on tho promise of Mr. Holland'u
I counsel that the woodpile would bo
New Coal Port
Open to Trade
A new coal shipping port has been
formally opened on Vancouver Island.
This took place Thursday, when a
party of officials of the Pacific Coast
Coal Minos and a number of their,
guests visited Boat Harbor and witnessed thc taking on of cargo and
blinker coal on thc Jcbsen and Os-
trundor steamer firno. Somo ship
ments were made before, but it was
uot until Thursday that the company
was in shape to use lis full facilities
for loading this output uf thc mines,
nnd the members ol the party followed thc operations with the keen
est intercut.. Lntcr they nil passed
up to the milieu about eight miles
from thc hat^bot* and Inspected all the
wcrks there, passing down the slopes
Into the mines and seeing for tbrm
selves tho work of Inking out the
The guests ol the company were
from Victoria, Vancouver and Nanaimo for tho most port, including u
number of newspaper men. AU gathered at Vancouver, aud early Thurn
day morning made the trip across to
Pout Harbor by the steamer Urna,
on board of which Captain Jcbsen I
iiiiiiIc all exceedingly comforteS'lc.
The work that is being dune hy Ibis
new company was a revelation to
those who mode the trip. At Coal
Harbor the most modern machinery
has been put ln for the rapid handling of coal. Bunkers are already In
place with a capacity of 5,000 tons.
By a system of conveyor belts the
coal is carried from these bunkers In
n continual si renin and poured into
thc holds of the vessels. The company's own lino of railway carries
the coal from the mines at South
Wellington. At present for a short
distance a line of track on tlie E. «
N. right of way has to be used, but
a track will bo completed tinder the
E. & N. within a few weekn, when
the carriage of the output will ' bt
The wonks of tho company arc interesting inasmuch as it has all been
done with a remarkable lack of ostentation. Tho company is offering
no stock for sate, but on the contrary its finances were long ago all
provided for, and it Is now a matter of a steady and ever-Increasing
Thursday In tho inner v.y>tf*ings a
roiil body was inspected which measured 19 feet in solid coal. In other
places lli feet were exposed and still
He will start on the outlet at
once, and when that is completedMhe
work will proceed up thc hill. In
many instances it will be possible to
get sewer connection ns the pipe is
laid in the alley. Tn this respect, it
would be wise for all to remember
that connections can be made at less
expense while the sewer is opened,
and it would be well for householders
to mako their arrangements accordingly. It would te tetter to attead
to this matter at ence, as
it is certain the rush for connections'
will be so great later on as to deny
many the immediate benefit of the
Left Suddenly
Mr, Charles Alonzo Jennings, otto
uf the greatest authorities on sport
on thc continent, loft yesterday for
Mexico, where be will begin an ng-
I'Tcssivc policy in developing his min-'
ing claims, the "Never Como Back"
and the "So Long Mary" Mr. Jennings has been n resident of Ladysmith fur several mouths, and during
that lime has been much in the public eye. lliii modesty was his crown--
Ing viltue, mid he will be long remembered ns a public-spirited c-ltl-
zcn,v with slrict observance to tho
bnsic principles of economy and
thrift. Tliero is » feeling generally
lhat Mr. Jennings should have noli-
rifd his friends of bis intended departure, so that the ovent might
have been made the occasion of »
public demonstration. Howovcr,
there will be some consolation in the
fact Hint he left hero fully restored
to health. When ho first came to
Ladysmith he was suffering from In-
sominia, and at thc time of bis departure he could sleep at almost any,
hotel in town. He was quite a vocalist In Ills way, his favorite song
being "He Never Even Said Gooil-
The Ilnnd Mail urges that public
works ho carried out with white labor, so that all the unemployed may
le absorbed. It declares that it is
imperative the Transvaal should enter tho. union pledged to n white labor policy and n" campaign for attracting white, immigration. There la*
a general feeling in fnvor of such a
policy, because, despite the business
revival, there is still a great nmount)
of distress on thc Rand, which can
only bo relieved hy the provision of
a great deal of work by tho government.
Tlio many friends uf Mrs. Rold,
who hns been III tor some time, will
the minors wcro not to the bottom i he pleased to Icurn that she is on
of tho Beam. the way to recovery.
With the present workings, coo tuiiBll	
a day can be turned out.     At   the.
mines us at the wharf all tho latest|   Ald, at'°. Haworth Ib home   from
devices arc employed to Insure ccon-i Cuoiualniiu hospital, very much   lm-
' omy and efficiency, < ' proved in health, THE LADYSMITH CHRONICLE
$300 CASH
And $12 per Month
Will purchase a first class 5 roomed house with
good garden and in choice portion of the city.
Notary Public
Head Office  •  • Toronto
CAPITAL $10,000,000: REST $6,800,000
Bank Money Orders
|5 ind under          -          • 3 cents
Ovor |'i and not exceeding 110, 6 "
"   $10      "       "           $30, 10 "
'•   J30      "       "           W, 15 "
Thtas orders are payable at par at any office In
C Tilda of a Chartered Bank, except In the Yukon
and at tha principal banking- points tn tha United
They are negotiable at 14:90 to the £ sterling in
Great Britfin and Ireland. They form an excellent matt od of remitting small sums of money
»iih sail 11 and at email coat and may be obtained without d .lay at any office of the Bank.
LADYSMITH BRANCH  L. M. de Gex, Manager
Published hy Carley & Carley at Ladysmith, B. C, every Wednesday and Saturday.
$1.58 a Year in Advincg, 25c PirMMth
AdverUslng Kates on application.
Editorial Comment.
The resignation ot Rev. Canon
Beanlands as rector ot Christ Cnurch
Cathedral, Victoria, will be deeply
regretted hy the rev. gentlemau'f.
host ot triends on Vancouver Island.
Few clergymen in this province were
so tcrtunate in making friendships
an! retaining them, ub Rev. Canon'
Arthur J. Beahlandm The Immediate
ciure ot Mb determination to *eslp,n
is not known, hut it hns been known
rome time lhat he had such n Ftcp
in contemplation.
The loading of the Brna at Boat
Harbor last Monday adds another
coal shipping mine to Vancouver Island. In the coal industry the island
has its greatest source of wealth, and
the future will only reveal how far
this Industry may bo the means ot
establishing other great enterprises
here, industries whoso location tor
the greater part nre determined by
cIobc proximity to Inexhaustible coai.
press   throughput   the   province  regardless of party politics.
Thc money for thc sewcra iu   now
uvuilohilc and work comuicuccd on the
system last Monday morning.    This
means a    great deal to Ladysmith.
We can prolit by the failures of other   cities,    and   it   is something to
boast of that a   city so young has
had the courage and enterprise to engage in a costly municipal undertaking.   LadyBmlth will   be the   second
city on the island to have a municipal owned sewerage system, nnd being practically the hcuduuart»rs   of
the most Important Industry on   the
Island, the coal mines, it Ib not exaggeration   to   suggest   thnt Lady-
amlth will-keep moving forward until there can he no longer any question as to iter position as the second
city on Vancouver Wand.
Oapt. Tatlow' address at the annur
al meeting of the Victoria Board of,
Father McKinnon, the \popular .pastor of the Catholic church, had an
exciting and sensational race with
death and won^.by a very small margin on Wednesday morning. An employee of the smelter, named Ami-
con,, tell into a tank of sulphuric acid1
on Wednesday morning. He was so
badly burned that it was evident
that he would live only a few minutes. The unfortunate man was taken to the Trail hospital and it was
determined that he should receivejitne
last rites ot thc Catholic church.
Father McKinnon was communl-
catEd with by,telephone and was told
of the urgent necessity ot haste In
order to reach the dying man before
the spark ot life had fled. Hurrying
to Henderson Brothers' Liverv, he
as.ied for the fleetest horse tn the
stable. Oregon John, a race horse,
was placed at his disposal. In a
moment later he was hurrying toward Trail. When Oregon John
reached Queen street he tried to run
away and went about as fast as he
could outt through the city limits by
way of the new road. Father Mc-
Kinuon kept partial control of the
mettlesome animal as far as Floyd's
ranch. At this point\ Oregon John
bolted for good, descending th»
slopes with the speed of a bird. The
jjocd lather commended bin soul to
his maker and resigned himself to his
fate for he was thrown about in the
saddle like a small boat lu a , heavy
sea, and at the,same time he fervent
ly prayed that his life might, be
spared so that he would be able to
reach thc unfortunate man before he
died, Oregon John was in tine fettle,
however, rejoicing in his strength,
stamina and speed, and wns evidently determined to beat the record tor
sj'eod between Rossland and Trail.
When making his way along the bottom cf the canyon between the upper and lower end of Trail he gave
a final spurt, which astonished the
residents of the gulch and caused
them to run to their doors and look
ut the Hying horse and rider with
much astonishment, At a point between the Catholic and Anglican
churches the horse awerved aulgkly
to one side and the result was that
Father Mel' innon was thrown 8..1 heavily on the roadway that he was ,(.td-
ly bruised and shaken up.
In a moment he was on his feet
and ln a few seconds later he was at
the hedslde of the dying man. He
had won the race against death. The
last rites of the church were administered to Amlcon at 11.30 and three
mlnuteB lattf his spirit passed away.'
. Father McKinnon looked nt his
watch when he lett Henderson's stable in Rossland, and also when he
reached Trait. The Journey, which In
about seven miles by the new road,
liinl been made In thc remarkably
short time ot 1» mlnutes.-Bossland
Oeo. E. Wiijkler, who has been for
some time with the Griffith Co., has
returned to Victoria on the Tees
from a visit to tne north end ot Vancouver Island, says the Times, During hla absence he visited Suquash,
tbe new coal camp, where the Pacific
Coast Coal Co. is opening up a Ave
to six foot seam ot excellent steam
' From Suquash, Mr. Winkler took
the trail to Coal Harbor-.on Quatsino Sound, stopping en route at
Fort Rupert a»d Hardy Bay. He reports between 15 and 20 men working on the pulp company's saw mill
below the narrows, which Is now
ready for the Installation ot machinery.
On the went arm ot Quatsino Sound.
Mr. Hoy Price hns been working on
the bog hematite, of which the Iron-
dale people own forty claims, and his
development   work   has resulted  In'
and more extensive   than   originally
Mr. Winkler says he beard complaints trom some ot the Quatsino
people regarding the way. in which
the elk herds of that section are Icing decimated by head, hunters, who
by paying a $50 license lee are allowed to come iu from across the
line and slaughter the finest stags.
As a rule only the heads are taken,
owing to the difficulties o! transportation, and the meat ,is left to spoil
cr be eaten by wild animals. As a
resttit of thc largest and strongest
stags having been persistently hunted-
for some years, .the herds have, been
robbed of their natural protectors
nod the young elk become an cisy
prey for the wolves which are fairly
abundant around Quatsino and up
the Nnwhlttl river.
Things Talked Of.
A few weeks ago 1 was prepared
to execrate the man who was decimating the canine population by
strychnine. That was a couple oi
weeks ago, and I have since availed
myself of the privilege of changing
my mind, at least so far as a lot of
the mangy curs in Ladysmith are
concerned. The average man likes a
well-bred dog, but I often marvel at
thc mental equipment of tbe individual who squanders his money
in raying taxes on tlie mongTels that
are to be seen in some of tbe yards
in this cltv. They are neither useful nor ornamental, and they make
the night hideous with their howls,
so tbat sleep becomes an impossibility. If the dog poisoners would onl;;
discriminate in their uses of poison,
there would not be so much fault
found with them' after all.
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Being a   recent arrival in this city
I have never yet attended a meeting
of the city council, but I am told
the members ot that body will average up just a'bout as high as similar
bodies In other cities of British Columbia. I am pleased to know this,
tor they will have many Important
questions to decide during the year.
The two public worka now engaging
thtir attention will require business
acumen to carry to completion.
There have been a great number ol
mistakes made in the installation oi
electric lighting plants in other cities
which they cannot be too careful to
avoid here. The construction of sewers is nn important undertaking at.
any time, and, I understand that the
contractors will meet with may difficulties here before they arc completed. In both cases, it appears to
me the council has gone about the.
work ln the right way. Engineer.-)
have been engaged to look atter
Voth works, and tho council will not:
relieve itself of great responsibility
and annoyance if the installation of
the electric lighting plant and thc
construction of the sewors are left is
the hands of the men who have been
engaged to safeguard the interests of
of the city.
• fa
A short time ago I was over in
Vancouver and there I met for the
first time In several years my old
friend, Sir Hibbert Tupper. Sir H1U-
bert is growing a little older looking, and I gathered from him that
he does not take the same interest
In politics \.e did it few years ago.
A decade ago his name waB on every
Up, but nowuduyu he Is not heard
so much of in political circles. But
thnt docs not imply tlntt he is dead
to the world, in a political sense. HIS
father, who was 88 yearB old
on the 22nd of this month still takes
a keen interest In political aflalrs,
and it may be that as the political
wheels go round Sir Hibbert will
once more enter the political arena.
By the way I read a rather amusing
story unout Sir Hibbert the other
day ln one ot' the provincial papers.
He married a daughter of ex-Cblcf
Justice Macdonald ot Nova Scotia.
Shortly after his marriage he Ucamo
Minister of Justice of Canada. Several months later, Chief Justice Mac.
(lonnl'H visaed Ottawa, and of course
called upon his son-in-law at once.
He found tbe latter hard at work ln
his department, t and nt once greeted
htm as an affectionate father-in-law
should. Sir Hibbert turned around
and naked the chief justice bow lt
happened he was Absent from his duties without the usual permission.
"I didn't think it necessary," said
the chief justice, "I do," said the
Minister of Justice, In his usual em-
First class Hearse supplied in Ladysmith.
Telephone No. 262 and 180
P. O. Box 735    -      •    Nanaimo
ladysmith   pharmacy f
!; R. G. JESSUP, Prop. I
Dr. R. B. Dier
Surgeon Dentist
This Is to notify the public that
I, James Rowe, will not be responsible for any debts contracted by my
wife, on and after this date, without
my written permission. Any' accounts against me should be sent in
at once.
Ladysmith, June 16, 1909.
Mr. William Archer, the celebrated
English critic, believes that tho only
practical disposition ct the negro
is to segregate him in a negro
state, taken out of undeveloped government territory . In elnboratlni)
his placc in McClure's, he writca:
"There seemes to be little doubt
that the negro race, as a whole,
would welcome any reasonable means
cf escape from the galling conditions
cf their life in the south. On the
other hand, there Is no doubt whatever that all the moro intelligent
members ot the race are staunchly
and even pathetically loyal to American ideals, and would be very unwilling to live under any other than
the American form of government. Iii
tho new Btate, they would be mem
bers of a negro community without
ceasing to bo American citizens. It
might be necessary at first, to es
tablish some provisional government
like that of an American territory or
English Crown colony; but as soon
as the country was sufficiently settled, and the mechanism of life in
full swing, there could bo no difficulty or danger in admitting tbe new
community into the union, with full
state rights. Negro education has
encrmoUBly progressed since the bad
old dayB cf reconstruction; and
there is no reason of doubt that the
population could furnish a competent
legislature', executive and judiciary.
Legislative, aberrations would, be
checked by the Supreme Court of
the United States; and if things
went thoroughly wrong, and a new
Haytl threatened to develop In the
heart cl the Republic, why, United
States troops would always be at
hand to hold u black mob or a
black adventurer in awe. But it
would doubtless be a fundamental
principle that no white man could
vote or hold office ln tho ntf;ro state,
while, reciprocally no colored man
coiili} vote or hold office lu the white
John W.  Coburn,
President and Managing Director.
The a dysmith Lumber Co.,
Rough and Dressed Fir Lumber,
Red Cedar, Shingles and Lath
{Two Good Local Buys:
I House and Lot on Roberts St. and 6th Ave.   $525.
X Store on Roberts St.,   near 4th Avenue.  $400 ;;
•j. X
Local and General
The five ledges Knights of Pythias
cf the Island will hold a re-unlon
on Saturday next, July 24th, at Duncan. There will be Hold sports, Including baseball, tug of war, foot
races, utc.
I Real Estate
| First Avenue, Ladysmith
Novelty Theatre
Masonic Building, Ladysmith
New Programme
Monday and
Admission: IOc and 15c
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
Townsit: Agent, Ladysmith.
iM^VMaArVMaMfV*^ '
Interior   sawmill  men   are unanl-
for lumber from thc three prairie
provinces is stronger now than at
any previous period during the past
two years. Virtually every mill is In
operation, and, despite the output,
lumber stocks, which last January
amounted to about two hundred
million feet, have been reduced to
about one hundred and fifty million
feet. With a good crop harvested,
the improvement of conditions tn regard to tho lumller industry nei'i
fall will be a certainty. Prices aro
not showing any tendency to increase.
The Pluck Hand has made Its appearance in (liiind Forks. Mr. W. B.
Cochrane, police magistrate, has received through the postofHce a Black
id letter, which according to the
post mark, was mailed ln Orand
Forks. Tbe missive contained a slip
c! paper with the skull and crosn-
y>ncs at tin top and also tho words;
"Death to the Tyrant." Farther
down the sheet was drawn • lund
which tintl been filled in black, and
also a dagger. Underneath these
wcre the words- "Cochrane' your
days are numbered." The reading
matter tn the communication was. all1
done In printed letters, tbe writer
evidently, thinking that by thus doing ho could avoid any chance nf detection,. Mr. Cochrane > Immediately
placed tho facts o( the case with tho
provincial police, who have hopes ol
rovmdlng- up the guilty parties, and
It is stated tbat a detective wlH be
'brought In to take up the case and
irtnr the "Black Hand" to justice. THE LADYSMITH CHRONICLE
Extensive adwrttains: in large Newspapers. In
tayeeitieB coats targe Bums of money. We are
satisfied with small advertising, in a small paper,
Medical Marvels in China
for imill money. Thli enable* ui to plue jut
tjood* before our customer* at a price to match
moot Incomes.
Furniture Store
Light and heavy teaming.
Furniture and piano moving
a specialty.
Nicholson & Weaving
Telephone 1.
I Sill T. J. Tripp l Co's
Cilikiiti. Wifiis
Daring the season we ban sold a large „
of wagons, implement* and togging truck*.
Everything carries a guarante*.
Miir Strut
U. B. C. j
BEER      !
naiuimo. i. c
Ice Cream
Ctrter's Store
Ice Cream lOo ft plate*.
Express and Teaming
Wood for Sole.
• J. Jsakias sweessart* A.L ttithcrt
HHbert Undertaking Parlors
l, 3 ant] s,Bastion St.,Nanaimo
Phone 124     P. 0. Boxli
It is the custom fcr a Chinaman
to visit his barber every, week to
have a general overhauling. FirBt
the head and face are shaved; second, the ears are scraped and
cleansed with a small brush made of
duck's hair; third, tho upper and
lower eyelids arc scraped with a dull
edged knife, all granulations being
smoothed away, and then ani appMca-
ticn is made with a duck's hair
brush of salt, solution.
This is the reason, says a writer
in the Medical Record, why you will
find so much blindness ln China.
They take no antiseptic measures
whatever. All instruments are held
in the operator's mouth during the
process of operation.
Finally the patient's back is massaged, and alter paying a fee of
three cents and no tip he leaves the
shop, feeling clean outside, but now
must consult bis regular.physician.
After going, through the usual examination, wbich is a form ot military Inspection, the doctor di.-iinoscs
the case and treats it, unless, a devil
happens to jump down the patient's
throat. If this has happened the
doctor can do the patient no good
until he promises to set oil 100 firecrackers and to make a daily visit
to the joss house. This done he receives the usual pills for those vacated by the devil.
These pills may consist of spotted
rhinoceros-horn, Bald to he n wonderful cure for intestinal troubles. The
spotted rhinoceros horns come trom
China, and in the market at Singapore a   single specimen will   bring
Tiger bones, when ground to
powder and mixed with Chinese wine
make a great blood tonic which is
used by all classes of Chinamen in
Northern China. The recipe is licld
by a firm in Shanghai that has bo-
come very wealthy by thc sale of
this tonic,
Old deer, horns aro boiled down to
make the medicinal gluo which binds
the fifty ingredients composing the
average Chinese pills. As in these
yon may get anything from a ptnch
of gun-powder to powdered cobra
tail dust, it is not the fault of Wonjs'
Yik Chee if just the right kind of
specific escapes the patient.
Equal in medicinal efficacy to tho
above are three high grade tiger
remedies, the eyeball, liver and
blood. As may be imagined, tiger
eyeball, the genuine article, can be
prescribed for only the exceedingly
wealthy Chinese, Similarly the'liver
when dried and reduced to* a powder,
is worth its -weight in gold all over
China. 'Tiger blood when evaporated
to a solid at a temperature ol 110
degrees, and taken os a powder, is
craven into a hero,
After the patient has made the
rounds ot the barber and travelling
physician ha ROW looks up his dentist, whom he will find on any street
corner in all large Chinese titles.
You are greatly Impressed by the
seriousness ot thts gentleman, who
is always reading and thinking ot hla
collection of some 2,000 teeth on a
table and a few bottles ot some secret drugs, which upon inquiries a
Chinese interpreter told a visitor
contained the moisture ot the inner
side of an old coffin which was collected after being burled some ten
yearn. A dentist In China Is called a
"boxer" by all Chlnamon, for he Is
supposed to have great strength in
his arms and hands, and also some
great magic power.
The Western Canada Trade Gazette has the following article on
thc Local Paper as a Factor in thc
Development of ,tbe Town'.--
Where there is a railway station
and a fair collection of business
houses and residences, you may bo
sure of finding a hustling individual
who is known locally as "the editor." In many instances he combines many of the mechanical duties
of tho office with that of editing his
paper. He is devoting bis energies
to the upbuilding of the town and
district. Incidentally he is adding tA
the value of every town lot and every acre of farm land in the district.
Unfortunately, in many cases, a
newspaper if not recognized at) a
financial asset of a town, for tbe
town seldom realizes the amount of
benefit it receives from a newspaper.
With the large number of people who
are looking to this province, as theiu
future homes, the local newspaper is
one ot the most potent factors in determining their immediate location.!
If a prospective settler Bees a copjf
of a paper which contains a large
number of advertisements be forms
a corresponding idea Of the import,
ance of the town. If there *pe only a
few business houses represented in
tho ad. columns, the man who'is'not
on tbe spot does not know of the
existence of others, and therefore
forms erroneous impressions of the
business Importance of 'the particular
point under consideration. He may
decide to go to some place else,
which is a direct loss to the town.
Tho   advantage of   advertising   in
the local paper is one which is  lost
sight   of   sometimes    by
though   the
newspaper man discovers by the wish''
bone of somebody else's goose that
the coming winter will bo exceptionally mild. Newspaper mon aro "all,
Che time" boosters.
Sunshine   grates   have
maximum   Strength
After two years nnd it half ot
strenuous work on the part,of a
small army cf men the last of the
steel towers of the mammoth bridge
ot the Lethbridge Maclcod. cut-off on
the C. P. R. will be completed this
week. The opening of the bridge,
which will tako. placo as Boon as tin
deck is on and will be one of thc
most important events which has
tiken place in the western history ol
the C. P. R.   The tentire work should
marvellous successes in
business by men who attributo their
achievements largely to advertising,
have to a ?reat extent corrected this
impression. No morchaut would continue in business If ho did not have
his signboard out. Ho rightly con-
dudes that tint purchasing public
would not know that he was in bu
sincBs if he did not let them know it.
If his advertisomont docs not,appear
in the local paper the same argument
applies, but with added force. In
the latter instance he is not only
neglecting bis opportunities, but put.
ting his own town ln a bad light.
Do not say that advertising is needless. That has been disproven bo
long ago and so often that it is unnecessary to repeat the proofs.
Do not be afraid the newspaper
man will get rich too quickly if you
patronize him. It" is characteristic
of the business tbat the men engaged
tn it do not lay up hoarded wealth,
nor become custodians af predatory
wealth with alarming rapidity. Tbey
are always buying something that
will enable thorn to got out abetter
paper, cr Improving, their place ot
business. They Improve their papers
just a. surely and as jqulckly as their
efforts are rewarded with financial
support. They are boosting their
town and their district 365 dnyn in
the year and every year they are in
business. They refuse to look on tho
dark side of anything. If there is a
hard winter they get an Interview
with the inevitable, old-timer who recalls "that the beBt crop the country
ever had was after a winter just
like this." If the harvest does not
come  up  to   the  expectations, the
The City Market
Wholesale aad Retail.
Ladysmith, B. C.
be completed early in August
The mighty structure waB erected
at a cost of $1,500,000, and is a triumph of engineering skill. Obstacles
which have seemed almost insupers
able have been overcome, and the
achievement of this important project by the C.P.R. will te a unique
and splendid advertisement both for
the company and tor Western Canada. For years owing to.the deep
ravine in the bed of the Old Man
River the C.P.R. has been obliged to
mn'ie a cut-off of five or six miles.
When it is considered that all .freight
and passenger trains will be saved
this distance in mileage it will be
seen what an immense saving in time
and expense will be brought about.
Lethbridge being a mining centre,
tbe freight traffic trom tbat point
has been exceedingly large.
The announcement that this huge
structure is almost completed comes
with special significance just now
owing to tbe announcement made recently by Wm. Whyte, second vice-
president of the C.P.R., who stated
that the two spiral tunnels, near the
Kicking Horse River, east of Field,
would be completed toward the end
of July, and that the double tracking between Winnipeg and Fort William would also be completed about
the same time.
Tbo next two months will, there
fore, seo thc culmination ol u Horlcu
of improvements which havo cost
many millions and which will be ol
overwhelming advantage to the main
systems of the. C.P.R. In the west.
The Eradr, which will be lowered Lu
'i.'i per cent, by tho tunnels now he
Ins completed in the Roe'.lca will
nut materially affect the time ot pus
scnger or freight trains, but will
mean an immense saving in fuel,
and relieve tho heavy strain on rolling stock which has \qeen vcrv expensive in the form of repairs.
In short compass, the following
are come facts about the great
The greatest steel structure in the
world,    commonly    known   as' the
eighth wonder of the world,
Height at highest point. 312 feet.
Length one mile and 47 feet..
Erected   on 67 steel towers, three
of which are founded on the rook at.
the bottom of the Old Man River.
Twenty-four million pounds ot steel
used in construction.
Contract, was let at the beginning
of 1907 to the Canadian Bridge Co.
Sunshine   Furnace    has
e«rh f,    .fo,Ir "•"ff"'" grate  bars,
each having three distinct sides.    In th.
sinKle.pi.ee and two-piece grat. no  .uch-l ke
provision Is made for expansion o, contact ion
are made of heavy cast iron and?_Z'« ■ J? f°Ur Kntt bare
movement, attached to the shaking.    By fen ly rock?" A?? ba<*-'"eal<1nir
For Sale By Ladysmitli Hardware Co., Ltd., Ladysmith
A. Litt
Charge, moderate.
All work   left at   McCalluin'i tnd
•venue, near Fire Halt, will receive
prompt ateentlon.
Blue Enamelware
Given Away
In order to Introduce tho
We are giving with each ond every pound of Art Baking Powder at
76c,    a   pound,   Enamelware worth ¥1.00 absolutely free.
Art Baking Powder is a new  baking powder and claims to be tho
heat and purest on tho market.  To bo had ut
Scott's Building, First Avenue.
TunJItloa and legend,supply along
history of the thirty pieces of silver
[aid to Judas tor the betrayal of
Christ, of one of which Mark Fisher
of New York City thinks he was
robbed a few years ago. A series ot
traditions would carry it back vo th',
time of Abraham; for his hands, we
are   told,   faBhioned   and   made thc
thirty pieces of silver" which were
kept intact from that time until'they
were used as thc purchase money for
the potter's field, or "field of blood."
Tornh having made them, Mirnham
took them with him whon .,e left
Chaldeu, and used them as part ol
tho purchase monev tor the cave ol
Machpelah. They appear next in the
hands of the Ishmaclitcs, who paid
them to Joseph's, lirolhrcii whim they
sold him Into hotidage. wuon)
As thc Btbticnl version ot tho slur**.) .
nays thnt only twenty pieces ot all-
ver was the prico paid lor Joseph he
must conclude, in order to keep tho
thirty pieces intact, either that thc
other ten were paid with them tor
some other purpose, or accept the
statement made   by a writer In   tlie
fourteenth century that "For thrlttl
pens they sold thnt childe."
However thlB may be, tradition
eays that these same pieces nt silver
camo Into the possession of Joseph
himself when his brethren went down
into Egypt to buy corn. On the
death of Jacob they found their way
into the royal treasury ot Shebn,
'where Joseph sent them to pay for
spice, to embalm hit father.    Here
they remained, undisturbed, for a
long period of years, tn fact until
the Queen of Shelba, made her wonderful »visit to King Solomon, when
they figured among the gifts pre
sented by the Queen to tbe ruler
whose fame had roused her curiosity.
From Jerusalem they found their
way back to Arabia. ..This wus iu
the reign cf Rehoboam, when the
King of Egypt, having despoiled the
temple, gave them to the King ol
Aratiia, his ally, as part of his share
in the plunder.
Again they rest, this time until the
birth of Christ, when Melchior, one
of the wise men, brought them from
Arabia and placed them at tbe feet]
of the infant Saviour as part ol hi:;
offering. During tbe hurried flight iny
to Egypt, they were in the keeping
of the Virgin Mary, but when closely pursued by tbe soldiers ol Herod
she stopped to inquire ber way of a
man vho was sowing corn, and in
h r haste and confusion shc dropped
Scared} were thc Holy Family out
of sight when the corn thc man hud
been sowing miraculously sprang up
null grew. Alinnst immediately Herod's soldiers uni'Cared and imiiircd ol
the sir, rr u he had seen tho liilant
Hn- iour .'ini Ills pareiil-i. The innn
replied thai no tmc had passed that
way since the corn was sown, nnd
the soldiers, considering further pursuit in that direction useless, turned"
hack mil gave up tho search.
Tho money wns found hy a shepherd, who kei t i intact for years.
Then, being* uUllcteil by a disease that
wts prone unced inenrtljle, he applied
to the ' \iour,and was healed. Out
of gratitndi he presented the money
as an jfforiug at the high altar, and
soon afterward it v.a.8 liBod to pay
Judas Ior hir net i   treucliery
Vari> us rei.iur.s liuve been givcu to
explain Why .ludus exnued just that
amount. One 11 thnt he believed
himself cheated cm ot so much,
through the u?« i.f the box ot ointment, for If it hi J been sold (or
three hundred ptnee i. would havi
appropriate t '..au> AKt.'n it is
iiaid that Jujii.,. having 1 in sent hy
Christ c itulj '''inn I with that
amount > I nton-y t - ready the
Lasi Supper, fell asifop by the wayside and was lobbe.U
In the midst ,i bis (lis * cm, Pilate,
apr'arej and bfiir taipted agreed
to betray his Master for.the amount
of money of which he had been
When smitten by remorse, he
"cast down the pieces ot silver in thc
Temple" and the priests, believing It
not lawful—being the price of blood-
to return them to treasury, purchased; with them the potter's field,
the "Held of blood." The field wns
long supposed to be possessed of uni
usual powers, among them that ot
rapidly decomposing bodies buried in
it, so that large quantities ot the
larth were curried nwny. The Plsno
Crin-adcrs took some of the earth lor
the Camp Rnnto In Pisa, mil the.
KinpresN Helena had Home nl It toll-'
en lu Rome. Portions of it arestlH
shown in various pints ot Europe,
whore il ill   snld to have been   pre-
Double Train
16.00 9.00
18.45 1157
19.25   13.35
12.0.3 18.55
9.00 15 58
8.15   15.15
Dist. Pass. Agt.
Victoria, B. C.
Ladysmith Bakery
C'ales ol every description, lano
and plain. Candies of all kinds
Fruit of all kinds. Fresh bread ever
Reasonable prices. Come and sa
our lines and leave your orders. W
give careful attention.
Hop Lee, Prop.
Esplanade street,   Ladysmith.
Pure Ice Cream
On Hand
Tobaccos, Cigars,  Etc.
Bestquality of Confectionery
Miss Bardozona
a fence or a house, if so consult me
as I can save you money on lumber.
Having purchased a low truck. I
am prepared to move furniture and
For any  teaming consult
XADYSMiTH      -     -      PHONE  6.]
One tradition says that only halt
nt the thirty pieces of silver were
used ns the purchase money tor tho
"Held of blood," tho others being
given us n bribe to soldiers who
gnu riled the sepulchre, that they
might say that the,body ol our Lord
had been stolen. Hero, nccording to
to tradition, all trace ot them was
On the 1st of August the Rev.
Father Clement Oalne, ot Victoria,
B. 0„ will open an eight-day mission
nt St. Mary's R. C. Church. Everyone welcome.
Portland Hotel
A. Leslie Collingwood
Excellent Boarding
Was Shakespeare a
Dummy for Rutland?
Droo'.ilyh, July 18 —The uneasy
shade cf Shakespeare, which stip-
pc sedly has been much troubled sine.
Its owner's demise by the many imputations cast upon the authorship
ot the writings accredited to thc lute
Mratford poet, is dealt still another jolt In a drama in four acts by
lewis P. Bostlemann, a Brooklyn
fshakespearean scholar. Mr. Bostle-
uu.nn has Just returned from a trip
to England, and bis conclusion, based
iipcn exhaustive'research, is that the
only real outhor ot the ShakeBpoare
I lays ,vas not the Bard of Avon, nor
>vt Sir Francis Bacon, the choice ot
many scholars, but Roger Manners,
the fifth Earl ol Rutland.
Shakcspaeare, or. Shaksper, as Mr.
Bostlemann chooses to spell the
name, was nothirtg. more or less than
a dummy, who, fortunately, or untor*
tunately as tbe case may be, hap-
I ened to have the same name as the
n=m de plume adopted by Rutland.
Mr. Bostlemann goes further than
this. He says Shaksper not only was
rot the author of the plays and sonj
ritts he was given credit for, 'nit that
he waB an ignoramus, a bumpkin, a
lag, fat roysterer, in fact, whose only service was that he was able to
t.rnish a model for the character of
Falstaff, being by nature a very cunning individdal and very tat and rotund in appearance..
Mr. Bostlemann, in his drama, has
portrayed the Earl ol Rutland, Baron, Shakespeare and tbe other notables of the dav, in wbat he believe*
were their true characters, and the
play, aside from the question ot authorship involved, is a unique piece
of work.
Mr. Bostlemann interviewed in re
card to his drama, submitted the
following written statement.
Literary Brooklyn will ere this
hive read the masterful work of
George Greenwood, M. P.. which so
plainly sets forth the facta, proving
the impossibility of Ann Hathaway's
husband having written anything
whatever, excepting, ( perhaps, his
name, and this ln so many dlflerent
ways upon the same document, 1. e..
hla will, that tbe (evidence points unerringly to the Stratford man's mental incapacity.
Manner's Literary Ability.
Mark Twain haa further remarked
upon thla subject, quoting liberally
trom Mr. Greenwood's book. Neither
cf these men have given the slightest hint ns to who in fact was the
real author ot these incomparable
In making extensive researches for
a work on Elizabethan literature,
data from copies ot ancient records
led to the discovery of the only contemporary whom tho web and woof,
of all the circumstances attending
the works ot Shakespeare Sts to a
The internal as well as the external evidence of,the playB and sonnets
is so closely interwoven with the
known facts in the life of Roger, the
fifth Earl oi Rutland, that further
speculation upon the subject would
seem to be unnecessary.
Roger was the oldest son of John
Manners, Esq., who became the
fourth -Earl of Rutland upon the
death of his brother, Edward, 1587.
Mr. Manners, dying in Fe| > uary, 1588
enjoyed his title but a few months
when Rcfeer succeeded to the earldom
on the 21st of that month.
John Manners was held In high esteem by Queen Elizabeth on account
of his learning und literary ability.
The Belvolr library, collected In tbe
ancestral castle of the Rutland tarn-
ilv in Rutlandshire, was considered
the most complete of any private
collection of books In Knglnud at
that time. On the death of his lather, the young Roger Iound innumerable manuscripts which led him to
follow jn the footsteps of his lather.
In 1688-9 Roger was entered at Corpus Chrlsti, Cambridge, where, in
1593 he completed the lirst heir oi
his invention, Venus nnd Adonis •
which he dedicated to his kinsman
and bosom friend, Henry Wriotliesly
Earl of Southampton, wno was horn
upon the same day—October 6—thrco
year* before Roger came to the
How natural the letter of dedication reads when viewed, with such
facte established, and how ridiculous
it is that an unknown actor, at 80
■ years, would or could write thus to
a nobleman of 20.
Rutland, carrying out the Ideas ol
bis lather, decided to keep in the
background and adopted ft nom-de-
plume suggested to his youthful fancy by the goddess ot wisdom.  Pal-
Tho flattering encouragement Rutland received from Southampton led
him to write the Rape of Lucrece the.
following year, and the dedication nc
companyltig this masterpiece stampi)
Rutland with its authorship.
Origin of the Plays.
Read this dedication and the as
sumption that either the Strattord
man or Bacon could have so written
to a young nobleman eight or ten
years their junior must fall to the
ground. In 1595, Rutland wont
abroad and spent the best part ot a
yaar at tho Padua university In Italy, where among his classmates he
enjoyed the companionship ot two
young Danish student's named Rosen-
ernnz and^Guildenstern, whose name.'
he made such good use ot In his Hamlet. In 1599 he married Elizabeth,
thc daughter of the national hero
and poet, Sir Philip Sidney, and whii
trought to him the invaluable manu:
scripts of her revered father and his
friend, Giordano Bruno and many
manuscripts of the incomparable
Montaigne. Was it a wonder that
with such data betore him Rutland
should evolve the philosophy permeating all the Shakespearean works?
Robert Devereaux, tbe famous Earl
ot Essex, bad married tbe mother ol
Rutland's bride, early in 1590, and
was therefore his stepfather-in-law.
Essex took a fatherly interest In
Rutland and took Roger with him,
on his expeditions to the Azores and
Ireland. The play Much Ado About
Nothing, deals with Gssex's sister.
Rutland depicts himself in the character of Bencdlk, and shows just how
his own marriage to Lady' Sidney, at.1
Beatrice, was brought about by
frlendlj; intrigue.
ln Hamlet Rutland exploits tbe
family skeleton ln the Essex-Leicester houses. Robert Dudley as was
generally believed at tbe time, had
poisoned Essex's mother. Essex Is
Hamlet in.ij.icd with the genuine splr
it aud philosophy.
The Taming of the Shrew was an
old play originally located in Ath
ens, Rutland remodelled this old
play while at Padua and naturally
shitted tbe scene to that city—as we
now have it. The introduction to
this play giving the experience ot
r.ne, Christopher Sly, was a gentle
hint to his dummy Shakesper ol
Strattord to "stick to hla last."
Francis Bacon had been Rutland's
guide, philosopher and Iriend ever
since Roger entered Corpus Chrlsti
and had advised his young protege
to engage a dummy to "stand for"
che nom-de-plume he had selected—
and it was Bacon who had uiscov-
..red the Stratford man, whose very
name seemed to tall so nicely into
tins scneme.
Anagrams of Rutland.
From tne date of bnaasper's engagement by Kutland tne tttrattoru
...uu became prosperous . and continued so until his ucatn in iiilli. In
ibfis, appeared tne lirst caition oi
Manila., and on the title page appears tbe fact that it wus printeu
u.r one "Trundeli." ln the ausence
cf any contemporary in the literary
rietd named 'trundeli, it is but fair
co assume tbat "Trundeli is an anagram on the name of 'Rutland'
slightly disguised by 'ell' instead ot
al.' " In that year Rutland was
sent by King James I. to represent
that monarch at the christening ot
the daughter ot Christian IV. ot Denmark. At Copenhagen, Rutland afetain
met with his erstwhile [riends ol
Padua memory, Rosencranz and Guilt
densteru, and on his return, Rutland
rewrote his Hamlet, largely amending and augmenting the 1603 play.
This edition of 1003 was printed foil
a Mr. "Landure," where again he resorts to an anagram built trom the
letters composing "Rutland," again,
however, slightly disguising tbe anagram 'by either omitting to cross tha
"t" at the end ot "Landure" or
boldly substituting an. "e".
i These two Hamlet facts seem to be
more than accidental or a colncl-
{ denco in view of the fact tbat no
such names as "Trundeli" or "Landure" ever were known at that time.
Rutland died on June 26, 1612,
since which date no more Shakespeare plays appeared, although the
Stratford man lived until 1616.
But there Is a memoranda among
tbe Belvolr papers showing that on
March 13, 1613, nine months alter
Roger's death, his brother and successor, Francis, the sixth Earl of
Rutland, paid to William Shakesper
of Stratford-on-Avon, the balance
due to the dummy of his brother,
for services rendered.
The above Is only a   meagre   out-
(By Wm. Houry Drummond, M.
A quiet boy was Joe Bedotto,
An' no sign anyw'cro
OI anything at all he-got
Was up to ordinaire.
An' w'en de teacher tell heem go
An' tak' a holiday,
For wake heem up becas he's slow
Poor Joe would only say—
"Wall, meb-be.'
Don't bodder no wan on de school
Ubless dey bodder heem,
But all de scholar t'ink lie's tool.
Or walkin on a dream,
So w'en dey'ro closln' on de spring,
Ot course dey're mochc surprise
Dat Joe is takin' ev'ryt'ing
Ot what you call do prize.
An' den de teacher any, "Jo-seph,
I know you're workin' hard,
Bccos w'em I am puss mosolf
I see you on de yard
A spllttin' wood—now you mus'«stay
And study halt de night?"
And Joe he spike de sam' old way
So quiet an' pclite—
"Wall, men-be."
Hees fader an- hecs moder die,-
An' let' heem dere alone
With chil'ren small cnougli to. cry
An' farm all rock an' stone.
But Joe is fader, moder too—
An' work bote day an' night
An' dear the place, dat's w'at he do,
An' bring dem up all right.
De Cure say, "Joseph, vou know
Le bon Dicu's very good;
He feed de small bird on de snow,
De caribou on de wood;
But you, deserve some credit too,
I spik of dis teforo—"
So Joe he dunno w'at to do
. An' only say wance more—
"Wall, meb-be."
An' Joe he leev' for many year   B
An' helpin' ev'ry wan
Upon de parish, far an' near,
Till all hees money's gone.
n' den du Cure he come again
Wit' teardrop on hees eye;
He know for sure poor Joe, hees trlen'
Is well prepare to dio.
"Wall, Joo, de work you done will tell
We'en you, get up above;
De good God he will treat you well,
An' geev' you all hecs love.
De poor an' sick down here below
I'm sure dey'll not forget,—
An' w'at you t'ink he say, poor .Toe
Drawin' his only hroat'?
"Wall, meb-be."
_.c tad to bo reached by tho rebub
o.er ii-o shop, vim public cnors   i
Limns, una i.y coys in iront oi stalls
calling, ■ "V.liat  u'yu   lac?., piaster
What d'ye teciV"
K.en tlio newspapers, when the
civil waivi in Kngiaiul m tne seventeenth century brought them fortn
und they began to develop readers,
uY.il an extraordinary small euect in
developing advertising. Book notices,
re.arils tor tho arrest' of runaway
servants and .quacUs began to appeiu
aiout lli62. And a little later ■the
germ of modern advertising began to
develop in the "Mercnrius l-'oliticns
"The Kingdom's Intelligencer," and
the "Pubiicu Advertiser" and others
in i_n efiort to introduce tea, conee,
and chocolate into England, thus:
Tea: 'That excellent and by al.
I hys:tians approved China drinh
called by tho Uhincans Tcha, by other Nations Tay, alias Tee."
L'oliee: "The grain or berry called
cofiec, growing only upon little trees
in the deserts of Arabia. Brought
irom thence and as drunk generally
throughout nil, the Grand Soignor's
Dominions. It is a simple, innocent
thing composed into a  drink."
And chocolate: F An excellent West
India drink called Chocolate."
The contrast between popular dependence upon advertising then and
now cannot be better shown than bv
the experience after the great London fire. In 16CG London was practically wiped out by fire. The printer oi The London Gazette, with al
most prophetic acumen, offered hit
columns for notices of new locations
of shops. But though practically every important shop in tho city was
moved, there was absolutely no re
sponee to this ofler. The old loca.
tions had never been known through
the newspapers, so why should any
one look thero for the new?
One of the first EnglUh printed
advertisements wob a handbill or
post got out by Caxton ln 1480 and
"Pyes ... of Saliuhnry . j good
and chepe . . , if It please any: rant.!
spirituel or temporel to bye."
This was not a baker's advertisement, Caxton had printed "Pyes" or
clerical rules telling how the clergy
at Salisbury dealt with tho changing
date of Easter; and as the clergy
could read he waB bold enough to
print advertisements of his "PyeB."
For two centuries after it was introduced, printtrig, which should1 havo
Uoomed advertising—it advertising depended primarily upon' printing—had
little or no eflect upon It.  The pub-
The following report on the Iruit
crop of the Dominion has been is
sued by: the dairy and cold storage
commissioner's branch of the de
partmeht of agriculture: "The weather conditions in Canada were favorable during tho month of June tor
'fruit development. Eastern Canada
will have a large crop ot winter apples Irom thc present indications.
Early and fall varieties will not
yield as heavily. Tho apple prospects in British Columbia will hardly reach the average. An average
crop is expected in the commercial
pear sections of Ontario, Plums are
estimated somcwliat lower, generally,
since the heavy bloom, but arc showing for an average crop, except in
British Columbia, whore tho crop
will te light. Early peaches are reported as a medium to fall crop: lato
peaches are medium. "Curl leaf" is
very prevalent, affecting oltertas pnrn
ticularly. In grapes * concords promi
ise a full crop, and white and red
grapes' medium to full crop. Cherries will bo a good average crop.
"The small fruits promise well everywhere. The strawberries in Bmth-
crn Ontario are a very large crop.
Insect, and fungus diseases nre fi irly
irevalent, but comparatively little
damage is reported yet, .except from
thj canker worm tn Nova Scotia."
I have finished it—the letter
'lhat will tell him he is free;
From this moment and forever
Ho is nothing more to mel,
And my heart feela lighter, gayer,
Since tho deed at last is done;
It will teach him that when courtin'g
Ho thould uevw court but one I
Everybody ia tho village
Knows he's a-wooing me,
And this moment he is riding
With that saucy Anna Leek
And they say he smiled upon her
As he cantered by her side—
I will warrant you he promised
To make her soon his bride!
But I've finished it, the,*otter,
From this moment he is free-
He may have ber if he wantB her.
If- he loves her more than me.
Ho mny go—it will not kill me—
I would say the same, so there,
If I knew tt would: bis flirting
It is more than I can bear),
It is twilight and thc, evening
That he said he'd visit me;v
But no dou'bt he's now with Anna-
He may stay there for all me!'
And as true as I'm a-living,'   .
If he over comCB here more,
£ will act as if we never,
Never, never met before!
tt is time he should be coming,
And i wonder if he will?
If he does I'll look so coldly—.
What's that coming down the hi:!.?
I declare, out in tho twilight,
There is some one coming'«3ar—\
Can it be?—yes, 'tisijjvis figure,
Just as true as I am here!1*
Now I almost wish I'd written
Not to him that he was irce,
For perhaps 'twas but a   story
That he rode with Anna Lee.
There! he's coming through tho gate
I will meet him at the door,
And I'll toll him still I love him
If he'll court. Miss Lee no more..
Subscriptions Taken for
Montreal Star,
Seattle Times,
Victoria Times.
Tommy Burns' yearns again for the
limelight in England. It will, be remembered that on June 2 wo published, saysft.ondon Sporting Liie, n
letter Irom Tommy Burns, who"v.wrotc
from Australia ottering to box Sam
Lnugford on certain conditions. Mr.
Hugh D. MclntoBh, who Is now In
London, has received a' long cable
from Tommy Burns, in which Burns
nsV.s Mr. Mcintosh to try to get
Langford to meet him in a contest
in the month ot November In London, the match to be under Mr. Mcintosh's management. Burns author-
l.es Mr. Mcintosh to post a substantial forfeit, and suggests a certain percentage for which, he (Burns,)
will box. '
Burns has evidently been appraised
of the fact that the National Sporting club bad practically declared
Langfcrd the champion of the world,
Johnson having failed to meet Lang-
ford; for Burns says that he will
meet Langford for the world's championship. Should the match be made
and decided, the winner may be accepted as champion ln the National
club, hut hardly by the general boxing public.
Livery, Peed ond Sole
Flr.t Avmiiih.
. Phniw M,
Wall Paper Sale
Must clear; owner leaving town.   Come
and get first choice.
J. E. Smith
Roberts St.      ■     -     Ladysmith, B. C.
If you are thinking of buying a sewing machine call
ana see uui stock cf ttzi
soiled machines at reduced
prices to clear.
Paperhanger and Art Decorator,
High Street.
line of what was found by Mr.
las Athens, "i e. Bwlng or Shake and-j Bostlemann ln his recent researches
Bpeare, denoting that weapon this | in England to verity tha data ob-
goddess is shown to carry. i taiued I*    '   country.  _
Saturday, July 24th
'.* i   	
The Last Day of the
White Swan Soap Contest
On Saturday next the large cake of White Swan Soap which is on display at
the Ladysmith Hardware Co's store will be cut up and weighed, so get your answer in and win a Valuable Prize. Each answer must be accompanied by a
White Swan Soap Coupon. «
White Swan Soap is Sold at
All Good Grocers.   Also
White Swan Washing Powder
All kinds of Clock and Watch Repairing. Satisfaction Guaranteed at
Reasonable Prices;
English Watches a Specialty.
J. R. Easton
Practical Watchmaker.
All work left at H. Hughes' store
will receive prompt attention.
F. C. Fisher
Studio in Williams' Block.
Chong Kee
Washing and Ironing p. „mpUy attended
Have Your Houses Plaster*
For Terms apply te
0. BINE, Plasterer, etc., Udy.milh, P. 0.
Cement Sidewalks a specialty.
Shoe Repairing
I am ready to repair Boots  aad
Shoes.     Satisfaction Guaranteed'.
Corner Third ave, and High street,
near Queen's Hotel.
Hens for Sole
One Hundred Hens for
sale. Apply D. Davies,
Rancher,  near Ladysmith!
Leave orders at Robert's
Butcher Shop.
* || |. ,1
First Class   Photos,
flallerj on First Avcivua.
Boots and
1"he Celebrated
Every Pair Guaranteed or will be
replaced with another pair, ln Men's
Boy's and Girl's. The Best School
Shoes ln Town. Also Children's Wash
ing Bults and Sailor Blouses, and
Strachan Hats.
The Elton Case
J. J. Thomas
Phone 43
For Meats
Geo. Roberts'
Meat Market
Cor. First Ave. and Roberts Street.
Miss Uren's
B. 5. WELLS, Proprietor
Haok, Express, Livery and Feed  Stable
Phone 62
First Avenue        -       Ladysmith, B. (
Fresh Vegetables
Grown by White Labor
Green Onions, Spinach,
Lettuce, Rhubarb.
E. Pannell
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. Blond,
Superintendent of Waterworks
Chicken and Veal at all times
The orphan Earl oi Ellon, tour
years old,"was playing.in his nursery
ono morning when Mrs. Rawson, who
was in full chargo,of him, brought lu
a little girl of about the same years,
saying to him:
"Here's a little sister for you,
Ralph. Her name is Gladys. Now,
don't let me hear any more grumbling about not having playmates likt-
othcr children."
"Jfl shc my sister?" Bald Ralph,
looking at thc girl admiringly. "Why
haven't I seen hcr before?"
"Don't ask questions or I'll send
her away."
So Ralph and Gladys proceeded to
enjoy each other's company in thc
amusements of childhood'. As they
grew older they wondered why they
h.\d heon separated till their flrst
meeting and had been Kept together
ever since. Since no one seemed disposed to inform them they spent
much time building up hypotheses,
Gladys preferring those which accounted for her absence from her
brother, she having been stolen by a
fairy when sho was a baby. But she
had very little remembrance of her
early lite.
They had' no playmates except, each
other. No one interfered with their
growing up together in any way
their fancies led them. By and by
Ralph began to talk about Gladys
being his wife, to which she responded that she didn't believe brothers and sisters ever married. And
so as they passed through different
stages of development there came
different kinds ot feeling till at last
they wero nearly grown.
One day when tiiey were fltiten
years old they discovered Mrs. Raw-
sen packing Gladys' belongings. When
asked what she was going to do, slut,
told them that Gladys was to ye tak.
en away. The color vanished irom
ihe face of each. Nature had met foil
them its first conflict of civilization.
and nature always makes a desperate light, especially 'in tlie '■fsc oi
the young. TIicbo tw > ' . uccn left
to mate like birdt A separation
now could not bo ondurcd. Something must be done. Sovcral daya
elapsed betore there were any slow*
of Gladys' immediate removal, winch
timo thc| stent in talking thc nutter
over. What was thero for two child I
roil brought up aa they had been to
do except flco.
One morning they got to„'otlioi all
the mouey they had—inoi'cy Vds never denied them—and counted £8, sonic
was tied. Atter the ceremony
strolled aim'cusly about till
camo to a littio park into which
they entered and forgot everything
else in tho enjoyment of a stream,
on tho bank of which they sat throwing stones into the water. Thoy were
thus amusing themselves when a ro-
liccman went to them and arrested
them. Their (light had bcon .iaeov-
crcd and the polico notified.
The next morning Sir Michael
Franc, a retired barrister, read in a
morning paper of thc flight'1 of thc
young Earl of Elton and his sister
and their marriage, nt which all Eng
land was shocked. Sir Michael had
been a close friend oi the last Karl
of Elton. Uo knew that .1 .nlnor
was heir to tho titlo, but for hta life
couldn't remember that there waa a
girl. He finally recalled tho fact
that a sister of the last carl, the
Hon. Mrs. Drewer, had, left u little
girl and that Mrs. Dwyer and the
earl's brother, Twcod Sponcer, had
been left in charge of the estate and
the two children, who were orphans.
This Spencer, on assuming this responsibility, had discharged ;j,ir Michael as solicitor for the estate and
employed another man. It occurred
to Sir Michael that since ii is ok.
friend's boy was in trouble he would
need the servicer of some oie v-ho
would be interested in him. He took
tho train the seme day for the t< i
where the children were detained and
j'efri'e they slept had passed Borne
time in hearing their story.
When tbe trial came up the next
mornihr 'the childron'B guardian,
Tweed Sjiof.eer, was there to claim
their return. What was his >u prise
to see Sir Michael ate]) forward and
announce himself as their solicitor.
Indeed, Spencer turned white. He ,vas.
playing a game that would hava been
very easy had not the children overstepped all supposed bonds br falling
in love. As it waB his defeat was
I ct*. tain. He made a clean iireasi. of
it and admitted that there was no
Intention to make tho children bo-
lievc they were brother and Pinter,
' but Sir Michael introduo.J evidence
I proving that Unf guardian had intended to inniry the jarl to his own
daughter. Thc tvi'l showed that provision hud beer madr for tho union
of two jr'TcMlc'd In tlio marriage ot
the cousins, 10 detent which Hpcuccr
had bi'oug'i them up us brother and
Thc yo'i'-g couple wcro delighted a%
the  resiili    of their oscap.idc.     Tho
The Tower of Babel
shillings and a   lot ot pennies. Tak- ( court dc
Ing this, they went ofl on micli u.
ramhlo as they had otten taken to
gether befcre.
They had been kept so aloof from
■the world that' thoro Is a possibility
they did not know what marriage
meant, especially between brother and
sister. Be thnt ns lt may, they determined to he married. After much
difficulty thoy found a clergyman,
who consented to marry thorn tor all
the money thoy had, and tho   knot
led to appoint a now guar-
dia'i and yielded to their rca/icst. In
npiHilnliir, Bir Michael Frane. Ho
persuade.I them to live separately
till they became of ago. Tho earl
went to ixford, and Gladys was
placed until r thc euro of tutors so-
Icctcd by her guardian. When they
came into their fortunes they went
to the Elton estates to live, cclo-
IsTating their wedding, which had oc
curved several years before.
Slaughter Sale
In order to reduce my stock before moving I will offer for the remainder of this
month all my stock, consisting of Wall
Paper, Frames, Enamels, Etc., at One-
Half the Regular Prices. A few quotations
will convince you I mean business.
Wall Paper .14, Now.. .07
Picture Frames.75, Now .35
" 1.40, " ,70
" 1.75, " .85
" 2.00, " 1.00
"   3.00,   " 1.50
Call and See for Yourself.
We also have a quantity of Household
Furniture for Sale, including Piano and
Sewing Machine.
Miuiy interesting new diacovcrlcu
have been made concerning the Tower of Babel, whoso construction, as
described in tho Book of Genesis, is
one of thc most remarkable occurrences of the first stage of tho
world's history.
For one thing it has been found
that thc Tower was square, and not
round, ns it hns always been represented by Bible illustrators and by
artists, including the great Gustavo
A large part ol the Tower oi li'lbc'l
has been carried away in recent
times, so that it would seem that
the curse put upon the building during its construction has remained potent even to thc present day.
We read in the second chaper ot
The Book of Genesis bow, when tho
whole earth was of one speech, people started to build a tower whose
top should reach unto Heaven. But.
the Lord confounded their speech, or
forced them to speak different languages, which compelled them to
leave' oil building the Tower and scat,
ter over the tace ot tho earth.
Dr. Theophilus*. pinches, of the British Museum, one of the greatest As-
syriologists in England, has Just
made public the latest discoveries
concerning the Tower.
"Our excavations have proved,"
said   Dr. Pinches,   "that the lorum
ml Tower were square, and not, as
the pictures in illustrated Bib'ie
show, circular in form and tapering
with a spiral ascent to the top. In
its original state the structure measured about 809 feet each way,. an J
the height was about the same.
Though this was only a third of tho
height ot tho Eiffel Tower in Paris,
it was sufficiently ?JiRosing as a high'
"il was built in Btagcs. Tho low
cat stage was much higher than any
ol the others, and the topmost stngij
was the upper temple or sanctuary
oi I lie god Bel, or Mciodach, a hall
pt considerable size, 80 Icet long, 70
teet. broad ond 50 teet high.
"Unfortunately, the remains ot tho
Tower havo been cleared awuy within
recent ycurs to build the dam ot the
Hlndlych Canal, and instead ot a
grout monument n depression is now
all that remains."
Tho tower is situated at Birs Nini^
mil a suburb ol Babylon, which must
have been about ton miles from the
heart of that city when it was in
existence. Thc ruins covor a space
Ot about 40,000 square feet. Doubtless   great   processions   took   place
Advertisements under
one cent pcr word per
able in advance.
froui Bubylon  to Babel In honor  ot
thc god Bel.
Other records ot an early calamity
to the Tower of Babel besideB that
of tne Bible exist. Ancient Babylon-
Inn and Assyrian taj lets speak of thc,
anger of Bel, the father of the gods,
nt thc sin of those who were <btiildinij
the Tower. Bel appears to have iicen
appeased by Inter pfferingB, and to
have permitted the Tower to he inbuilt.
Thc fact tbut Nebuchadnezzar the
Great rebuilt thc Tower Is proof that
It had been destroyed or its building
interrupted. Ho has left a brick
stamped with this legend:
"To rcstoro it, thc great god Moro*
dach urged my mind; its site, however, I did not injure, did not change
Its foundation walls."
Assurbanlpal, tho famous King of
Assyria,'mentioned in the   Bible   as!P0R SALE~Hr,athouse and gasoline
NURSE BROWN is prepared Ior Maternity or general engagements. Ap*
ply at Mr. 15. Wilson's Second av-
CtVie, between Itobcrts and Gatacre.
L-      .      ,    . 11~.
FOR RENT—GTiCfliTto Suitable Tcn-
ant-3 Bedrooms nnd Large L ving
Room and Pantry. Apply ut Vole-
phono office.	
FOITND-A   H?d  Ciliie Hog.   Owner
can  have    same     by   applying  to
Frank Tortst, Gatacre street,   aud
this advortircnumt.
paying for
LOST — Between Roberts street,
Third avenue and High street,,
book, entitled "Fun Doctor."*
Please return to Mrs. Ewart, HigB
street.   ¥1.00 Reward.
"the great and nolile Asnappcr" (Ezl
ra iv., 10), enriched the towar end
copied the bricks and other wisdom
cl Nebuchadnezzar. This is shown by
a   brick bearing the Inscription:
"Palace   of As, urbanlpal, Klur   ot
the world, King of Assyria, to whom j P0R SALE_Blpresg
Will pel   cheap.   Apply H.;
T E—White Leghorn eggs ion
i"rung. Buff Lefeh. -ns and Black
Mmcrcus. $2.Ml a 6>..ang. Apply
Mrs.  Laird. vv ''
Nebo hath given a broad ear.
ii The wisdom of Nebo even the contents of the inncriptions, as many aa
had,been made, on clay tablets, I
wrote,, graved, examined, and for ray
own information laid up In my palace."
It 1b probably Irom the Tower oi
Babel that we derive our first knowledge of scientific astronomy. It.:
corners pointed ctiuctly to tho four
cardinal points of the compass, and
its priests were engaged ln the observation of the summer and winter
solstices, of the vernal and autumnal equinoxes, of tho Influence of thc
sun and moon on the diseases of
men and other astronmlcnl matters.
Thc partnership heretolore existing
between Robert Barclay and John
Conlln, hotel proprietors, has this
day been dissolved by mutual consent. All bills due the late firm
must, be paid to Robert Barclay, wbo
will also pay all bills against the
said firm.
Dated July 2, 1909.
Notice is hereby given that we intend to apply to the License Commissioners of the City of Ladysmith
at tho next regular meeting, for a
transfer of tho retail liquor license
now held by us ln respect ot the
Portland hotel, Ladysmith, R. C,
from ourselves to Arthur Leslie Collingwood,
Dated ut Ladysmith, B. C.
July 7th, 1909.
Lot 4, Block 29 (Map 703   A)
In the matter ol an application lor
a Duplicate Certificate of Title to
Town of Ladysmith.
Notice is hereby given that It   is
my Intention   at.   the   cx.pirat.ion   ol
one month Irom the date ol the firBt
publication hereof to lssuo a Duplicate Certificate ol Title to said land
Issued    to   William Beverldge   and
Henry Heltel on the 3rd day of November, 1902, and numbered 8203 C.
■igistrar-General  of Titles,
I Land   Registry   Office, Victoria, B
I  ft. ttl «tt 4m o' Anril, m».
The traffic in opium has been an
important factor iu the commercial
lite ol British Columbia. Fortuncn
hive been made In smuggling alone,
and yet how little la kuown about
tho preparation of the raw urtlclc.
In North fndlu thc process is aa follows: In February, us a rule, the
juice Is gathered, tho poppy plnut lie-
Ing then in lull llowcr, und ot n
height of three or four feet, each
stem having from two to five enp-
Buloa ot thc size of a duck's egg. Before tho capBiilcs aro pierced, the [alien petals of the IlowcrB ore carefully
gathered and sorted according to condition, in three grades, and then urc
heated over a slow fire and formed
Into thin cakes, to be used (or tho
covering of the drug when collected.
The piercing ol the pods requires
great skill, and upon it largely depends the yield. The opium tanner
and his assistants each carry a small
lnncelikc tool, which has three or
four short, sharp prongs, an.) with
this a half dozen perpendicular cuts
aro made in each capsule or seed pod
of the poppy. The juice begins to
flow at onco, but quickly congcalo.
The day after, the thickened juice is
carefully gathered, being scraped oil
with a small iron trowel, and thc
mass thus gathered Is put into an
earthen vessel and kept carefully
stirred tor a month or more, great
care being taken to have it well
aired, but not, exposed to the sun.
The material is now examined by
export testers, who determlno Its
grade or finality, and tbon the whole
Is put Into a largo box, where It is
worked very much in the same tash-
lon nn baker's dough, to give It thc
reqiilrod consistency. The opium Is
now made iulo bulls Ior export. Tbe
unlives wndc around iu lurgo vain
containing tho paste like drug and
hand it out to hundreds ol ballmak-
ers sitting around the room. Evcrj*
man hns u spherical brass cup, lined
with poppy flower potalR, before him,
Into this Is prcsBcd thc regulation
quantity of opium. From this brims
cup, when properly proRBcd,* tho opl
urn ball Is transferred to another
man, wliif gives It. a coating ot clay.
This gives tho drug, when ready lor
shipment, the appearance of a tatr
sized cannon hall.
When well prepared in this manner,
opium will keep Its properties lor
fifteen years or more. Belorc lt can
be used, the opium bails have to ho
iroken and further trated.
wagon ln per-
teat order and harness. Apply Arthur Howe,  Chemainus.
PIANO FOR SALE.-Upright Grand
Dominion Piano in first class condition. In use only a short time.
Apply Mrs. Bernard, Union Brew-
cry, Ladysmith.
FOR SALE—Piano at i
one piano drape and
Apply H. Thornle/T
.   snap, also
two   stools.
FOR SALE—Wallpaper and Painting
Business Stock. Cheap tor Cash.
Property, etc. Apply J. E. Smith,
Roberts street.
FOR SALE-My South African Veteran Bounty Land Certificate issued
by tho. Department of the Interior,
Ottawa; good for 320 acres of any
Dominion Lund open for cnLry in
Alberta, Bujkulchcwan, or Manitoba. Any person ovcr the age of 18
years, Man or Woman, can tic/iuiro
this land with this certificate.
Wrlie or wire, j,. E. Telford, 1311
Shiitcr Street, Toronto, Ontario.
WANTED—A girl to assist in light
housework. Apply Mrs. Mulholland, First avenue, Ladysmith.
Notice is hereby given that Arthur
Howe of Chemainus In the Province
of British Columbia, butcher, did on
the 19th day of June, A. D„ 1909,
make an assignment unto Arthur
Charles Smith of Chemainus aforc-
sai.1, machinist, of all his personal
property, real estate, credits and effect.-! which may be seized and sold
under execution, for thc purpose ot
paying and satisfying all bis creditors ratably and proportionately and
without preference or priority:
And further take notice that a
meeting of the creditors of the said
Arthur Howe will be held at the
Hors-shse Bay Hotel, Chemainus,
aforesaid, cn tho 10th day of July,
1S09, at two o'clock ln the afternoon for the purpose of; giving directions with reference to the disposal
cf the estate; and further take notice
that all prrsonn having claims!
against the said Arthur Howe are required to forward particulars of tha
same, duly verified, and thc nature
cf the securities if. any held by them,
to the said Arthur Charles Smith at
Chemainus, B. C, on or holore the
23rd day ol August,, otter which data
the nsslgnc will proceed to distribute'
the proceeds of thc estate among th«*
parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the tilnlms ot those of
which ho shall then havo had notlco,
and nl) persons iudvblrd to thc snld
Arthur Howe nro reqiilrod to pay tho
nmount ot their Indebtedness tot
Arthur Charles Smith forthwith.
Dated at Choninlniis, B. C, ,
the 22nd day ot June,. 1909.
Solicitor for Uic Bald assignee,
Notice Ib hereby given that it is
my intention to mako application to
the Board ot Commissioners of the
City ol Ladysmith at their next regular meeting for a transfer of the
retail liquor license now held by me
in respect to thc promisee known as
the Pilot Hotel, situate on Lot 9,
Block 120, lu the City ot Ladysmith
from myself to Alexander Thomas.
Ladysmith, 25th May, 1909. THE LADYSMITH CHRONICLE
We offer you a golden opportunity to buy SHOES 5:
at your own price. ;»•
We intend clearing all our Summer Shoes in the •{[
next few days and suggest an early visit to Our Store. 4
Are  You   Prepared
Children's Canvas Shoes at 50c a pair.
Girls' Canvas Shoes at 85c a pair.
Boys' Canvas Shoes at $1.15 a pair.
Ladies' Canvas Shoes at $1.00 and $1.25 a pair.
Men's Canvas' Shoes at 1.25 a pair.
For Men—A fine well made Shoe at 1.90 a pair.
For Women—A nice fine lace up Shoe at 1.50 pair.
For Children—Regular 1.50 Slippers for 90c pair.
- Hosiery -
Formerly Gold ft Johnston, of Vic-'
toria, are introducing a new brand
of Cigars to be known   as tbe
"V.  I."
Try Them.
Local and General
News Notes
Shoes   Shoesj^XT*'
Specials (or Saturd&y and tallowing Week
Wm's. Dong Bluch, Pat. Toe.
Reg. $2.75 a pair for $1.65
a pair.
Children's Dong. Pat. Toe.
Reg. $175 for $1.15 a pair.
Men's White Canvas
Shoes and Oxfords. Reg.
$2.25 and $2.50 for $1.40
a pair.
Men's Dongola Box Calf
and Velours Calf Bluch.
Reg. $4.50 and $5.00 for
$3.50 a pair.
Men's Pullmans Elastic
Sides in Black and Chocolate.
Reg. $2.75 for $2.00 a pair.
All Straw Hats Reduced
English Tunic Shirts, extra large, good
washers, Reg. $1.50 for $1.09 each.
On the 1st ol August the Rev.
Father Clement Caine, ol Victoria,
B. O.i will open an eifbt day mission
at St. Mary's R. C. Church. Everyone welcome.
1 i meet your friends and be right
at borne, wbrile in Victoria, stay at
tbe Rainier Hotel, George ilurggy
proprietor. •
Ladies' open work LACE HOSE.   All sizes, to
clear at 25c a pair.
Ladies' BLK COTTON HOSE  full fashioned,
very special at 20c a pair.
Men's Sox,  BLACK CASHMERE SOX, all sizes
25c a pair.
Infants' and Children's Sox, in   BLACK only,
regular 15c and 20c a pair, to clear at 5c a pair.
Ladies' BLACK LLAMA HOSE, the best value
in Town at 50c a pair.
I Simon Leiser &Co.,Ltd.
; • •••••••«	
The new baseball suits are now
here, and the hoys wore them at
practice last evening.
Mr. George W. Clark has returned
from Victoria, where he"~attondcd the
big educational convention.
MIsb JcBsio Ptolemy and Miss
Grace Mitchell, path ol Winnipeg, are.
visiting with Mrs. T. Ptolemy..
The executive committee of the Ladles' Auxiliary will meet tomorrow
evening nt the home of Mrs. Frost.
W. E. Morrison
The Clothing House
Miss Ethel Weismiller, formerly
of the teaching stall of the public
school in Ladysmith, has been en
gnged(by the school board .of Grand
Fnrlis, 11. C, for the public school
of that city.
T.i meet your friends and be right
at home, while ln Victoria, stay at
the Rainier Hotel, George in. 'gy
proprietor.' •
A Word to
the People of
Mr. A. Leslie Col'.ingwood wishes'
to inform the 11 die that he has per-1
fected arrangements to contract lor I
installing electric lights Ior property
owners. I Bhall also carry a large
stock of electric fixtures, Including
lamps, electric bells, alarms and
As the city lighting plant will soon'
be ready for operation lt would be
| advis^jle for the people to have their
buildings wired at onco so as to be
r..ady when the electric current lo
turned on. If you call at my odlcel
or mall me a letter 1 shall be please,;
to call at your place and estimate
cn your work.
I have engaged thc foreman of the
Hinton Electric works to take chart|
of electrical wiring and electrical com
Btriiction work. The office and shop
Will be at the Imdyanith I'lumbliig
rod Heating Co's. shop on Flr.it av
Siectrlclnn, Laily.TOiltb, D.O,
LOST—A sum ot money on First avenue on Saturday. Finder return
to Chronicle office and receive reward. ,
Thc Novelty theatre has been well
patronized during the first two nights
of the week. The loading picture wan
"A Spnnlsh Romance."
Thc performance given by the Bijou Comedv Company nt the opera
house Monday evening was .limit the
worst of its kind ever seen in Lndysmith. It was without one redeeming feature from beginning to end.
Harry Kay has decided to sell his
Etock by private sale. Anyono In
need of wall paper or plcturcB might
find it advantageous to read Mr.
Kay's advertisement in this issue of
The Chronicle.
At Vancouver last Saturday Mr.
Thomas Gibson was united In marriage to Miss L. Hester. Tho happy
couple are spending their honeymoon
In Lndysmith.   Mr. Gibson is a bro
ther of   Mrs.  J.
E. Smith, Roberts
Mr. M. Metro received a telegram
last evening from Wisdom, Mon., containing the sad intelligence tbat his
brother Frank was dying as a result
of an operation for appendicitis, Mr*.
Metro has left for Montana.
There will be a 44.0-yarOs handicap
race in front of the Portland hotel
next Saturday evening at 6 o'cIocli
for a cup and medal. Competitors
should inter their names with Mr.
RiJ.icrt Barclay at the hotel the forenoon of the day of the race. There
are already three entries: McDowell,
Ingham and Provins.
Pete Cumin und two men left Hnzi
elton a lew days since to cut out tho
new trail to the Ingenica. It Is estimated that this trail will lessen
the distance to the placer diggings
l.y C5 miles or more and make it
possible to get a , pack train in there
in 17 days as opposed to 29 taken
last year over the old trail.
We beg to announce that we have one of the '.'.
i most up-to-date stocks of Electric Fixtures, Globes, '.!
;; Fittings, now on order. Direct importation from ','.
;; one of the largest manufacturers on the continent. !'.
These goods will arrive in ample time for instal-;;
ilation as soon as our electric plant, now in course of ;;
construction, is completed.   Estimates will be given ;;
and special fixtures orders taken for import.   Cata- ;;
J logues for inspection at your convenience.
I The
Ladysmith Hardware Co., m
N. B.—We will employ a competent electrician jjj
t* to install all fixtures.
llLTnT»T.iT»TaaTitT^l«.tM.taaT»TMT«Ta«TMTMTMt»1a^T-T. ifs.Ts.t.AttiaTaits.tMTifTMia.T..1
Call and Inspect Our SILVER WARE
We have Tea Sets, Sugar and Cream Sets, Frui1 Sets, Cake Baskets Butter Dishes,
Cake PUtes, Bread Plates, Childs' Mugs Napkin Kings, Mc., Kto.
Prices range from one dollar upwards.
A full Stock of Rogers 1847 Plate Knives, Forks and Spoons in stook.
Beforo purchasing a watch, call and see our Swiss Precision Movement, a high grade
time piece, guaranteed,
Special discount of 10 per cent for this Mouth,
Tho results of thc matriculation examination of McG ill university have
just been published, and Miss Margaret Glenn, ot the Ladysmith High
School, is credited with passing the
final division in the following subjects: English literature and Com-
pos'.tlon, Algebra, Geometry, Latin
Authors, Latin sight and Composition and Chemistry,
Special for This
I have also entered Into a partnership with Mr. T. B. Sullivan on 1st
avenue in thc plumbing and steam
heating business. We shall carry a
large stock of plumbing goods, bath
tubs, hot weatber boilers and other
fixtures. We will be pleased to have
you call and examine these goods
ond got our prices. We shall hire
only flrst class mechanics and will
guarantee first class work. Our
prices shall be reasonable. We shall
only charge for the exact time our
men on the work,
Office and   shop,  First Ave.,  Ladysmith, B. C. i\
Mr. C. S. McTavish, of Victoria,
has arrived in Ladysmith, and will
look alter the electrical business ot
A. Leslie Collingwood. Mr. McTav-
ieh was for nine years in the service
ot the Hinton Electrical Company,
Seattle Daily Times
70c a month
hights Book Store
The remainder of our stoc):
Regular $4.50 and $4.75
va'.ue, to clear at
$3.75 a pair
Also a line of  MEN'S
UNDERWEAR.     Regular
Price 50c a garment.    To
clear at
40c a Garment or 75c a Suit.
See Our Windows for
Bargains in SUITS
C.E. Jeffs
Thi Mil's Wiu Store
After tbe regular meeting of the
council Monday evening the ceremony of cremating the cancelled
sewer debentures was performed in
thc presence of the mayor and aldermen and citv officials. The torch
was lighted by Aid. Matheson and
without resort to Incantation or
mystic right tbe flambeau was
applied to the bonds. In a tew minutes paper that was at on.e time
valued at $50,000 or more was incinerated.
I luve purchased tho stock ol Wil
Ham Hooper on Gatacre street,   anu'
am now" ready to supply the   public
with all lines of good confectionery,
ice cream, sodas end soft drinks.
I respectfully solicit your  mstom.
Mr. W. B. Compton, electrical contractor, formerly of Winnipeg, ta opening up a stock of electric fixtures
and supplies ln tbe city, and Is prepared to furnish estimates on everything in the electrical line. He is
jiving particular attention to wiring
buildings where lt is necessary to
ta!:o up floors and replace same and
guarantees satisfaction In every icase;
His headquarters are at Mr. Charles
Peterson's furniture store, where be
will tc glad to meet anyone desiring
A well gowned
woman takes as
much interest in
her shoes as she
does her hat or
If you are looking for a Stylish Up^
to-date SHOE.   We keep that kind.
Walters.& Akenhead


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