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Array THE LADYSMITH CHRONICLE
Issued Every Wednesday and Saturday.
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VOL.1.
Ladysmith, B. C, Saturday, July \7, 1909.
Nojb£
Work Parted on
Electric Light Plant
Wcr'.; has'been commenced on the in.
stallatlon of the' electric lighting
plant. Already the agents have begun to collect tbe material for tht
plant, and Mr. C. R. Yuill is here
making; preparations for the delivery
of ths poles, Mr, Yuill has had a
great deal of experience in this line
of work, having been employed foi
nine years with the Canadian Gener
ar Electric Lighting Co. He will re
main here until,the work is completed, and he says that the Westing
house people are determined to make
the Ladysmith plant a model ont
for advertising purposes, if nothing
■else. •          ,-'
Tlie'city engineer has started grad
Ing'at the siding where the plant
will be located. He has several men
with him, and he Will have every
thing in readiness for the building
contractors in a short time. Then
will be considerable levelling re
quired, but generally speaking, thf
Bite is regarded as an ideal one.
The first big piece of machinery tt
arrive here will be the boiler. Tht
contractors expect to, have it on tht
ground in tour weeks. The othei
parts are being collected, and thej
will be shipped here as required.
The work will be rushed to com
plction, and It is iquitc possible that
the light will be ready for consum
ers on October 1st. It will not take
long to install the machinery when
. it is once on the ground, and in the
meantime the pole line will be com
pitted.
Professionals Will
Meet the Merchants
.It is stated at Vancouver that thi
ment portentioufl move yet made in a
big. railway war shaping between thi
Canadian Pacific, Canadian Northen
and Grand Trunk Pacific Railway it
British Columbia has resulted in an
official announcement bf the firs',
mentioned road that lt Intends tr
have a second complete line across
British Columbia, at tbe same tlnu
occupying both banks of the preel
1'itous canyon of tho Fraser river.
The company intends to complete Its
l.ne, now in operation trom Nelsoi.
to Midway, to the Coast. There an
two ways of coming, one over tht
heavy, grade of the Hope mountains,
which is extremely unlikely, and tht
other through the Sirotlkameen tt
Spence's Bridge and then dowi
througu tbe Fraser canyon on thi
south side of the river. Surveyr
have boen completed and a very light
I grade along the river will be ob
tained. It is declared officially to be
an imposs. illlty to build anothei
line on the north side of the Fraser
through the 6 . miles of nucccsalvi
canyons, and to overcome the difficulty the C.P.B., under an old charter will occupy both sides. The Canadian Northern and Grand Trunk are
both heading for the same bank and
there !. room lor only one. A live
fight for supremacy 1b ln prospect.
We can assure thc public that a
baseball game, such as never before
was witnessed in Ladysmith will be
played on tho Sports Grounds next
Thursday evening. Tho Merchants
might well tako their name from the
New York team and call themselves
the Giants, since such stalwarts as
G. Cavin and W. E. Morrison will
adorn their line-up. The Professionals are worthy of the name not alone
.n their customary vocations but as
they will undoubtedly put up a line
of ball wbieu will astonish all present.
The line-ups  (subject to revision)
will be as follows^
        MERCHANTS.
Catcher— J. McKay.
Pitcher— J. Ryan. i
1st base— G. Cavin.
2nd base— C. Maines.
3rd base— H. Hughes.
Lett Field— J. Smith.
Shortstops W. E. Morrison.
Right Field— Clip Smith.
Centre Field-- H. Thornley.
Reserves—   J. Blair,   Jas.  Adam.
F. Rainier and A. McMurtrlo.
PROFESSIONALS.
Catcher— J. Fisher.
Pitcher— Dr. Dior.
1st bnsc— G. W. Clarko.
2nd base— Rev. A. M. Ambrose.
3rd tase— N. A. Morrison.
Snortstop— Dr. Frost.
Left field— Rev, R. Wilkinson.
Right field— Dr. WilltamB.
Centre field— H. Ward.
Rescrves-W.Rolbinson, W. W. Walk-
em, W. Barton, W. J. Watson.
It is expected that Dr. Dier will
pull out 0 few—runs. If G. Cavin
hits the ball It will be lost. W. E.
Morrison may be short stop but it
s certain   that   he can't stop short
when he Is once started.
Tbe gamo will be called for 7 p. m.
sharp ngxt Thursday.. Admission 2Bc.
Proceeds for hospital.
Local and Provincial
News Notes
Edward Mortimer, Calgary, is   registered at thc Abbotsford.
Miss Zolma Bragg, of Vancouver,
is visiting Miss Geruldine Hirst, of
Ladysmith.
Harry Kay will sell his stock ot
paints, wall papers, etc., by public
auction beginning ^ext Monday evening.
The Tyee Gun Club of Ladysmith
has received an Invitation from tho
Sovereign Gun Club of Gabriola Island to take part in a gun shoot at
that place on the last Sunday ot July. Any person wishing to attend
snould call on Geo. Hepple, secretary of the Tyeo Gun Qlub.
Nothing definite hns been decided
upon with regard to sending the local
football team to Calgary to compete for the People's Shield.
Master William Cutler and Melville
Bragg, of Vancouver, passed through
Ladysmith today on their way to
White Horse on a holiday trip.
The weather on the island these
nights would seem to indicate that
there might be something in tho weather prophet's prediction of a  Bnow
storm.
Mr. J. J. Bland, agent of the E.
«l N. land department, yesterday dis-
posed of two lots—one on Baden-
Powell street and, tho' other on Warren street.
Mr. George Hillier left this morning on a two weeks' visit to Calgary
and other Northwestern, points. Pur-
tng his absence. Mr. Noel Laing, of
Nanaimo, will take his place as E. &
N. railway agent. Mr. Hillier has
not been in the Northwest for a few
years and no doubt he will enjoy
meeting his old friends.
Last week Mrs. Stevo Decker was
down nt Blaney's visiting! Jriends. On
the.-way down Rhe lost a purse containing a sum of money. Naturally
she was annoyed at her loss, but on
the arrival of the train the next day
the' purse was left at the depot by
Conductor McKell, who had found it
on the floor of the car.
ill Open a Parochial
School on August 1st
Two sisters of St. Ann's academy,
cf Victoria, arrived last Tb-irsuay liy
th« noon train and returned iJLain at
4 p. m. Their object in coming bere
was to make final arrangements with
the local pastor about opening a
parochial school.
It has been decided to temporarily
open a school in the Y. M. I. hull,
which will be divided into two classrooms. The present rectory will be
handed over to the nuns, a staff ot
three or four. Meanwhile, the Rev.
pastor will rent a couple of rooms
in town till his new residence on
Lots No. 19 and 20, adjoining the
church, bo finished.
The parochial school will be erected
on Lot 16, the corner of 2nd Ave.
lind Market Square, and will havt
fcr the present four large class
rooms. It is the intention of open
ing the parochial school about the
end of August.
Protest Against Selling
Diseased Meat
After a few weeks' vacation, the
Nanaimo Male Voice Party has resumed practices. Professor Morgan
Is at Nanaimo nnd will tako thc
choir in pcraon.
New Foods from Asia
It looks aB if there might be a real
estate toom in Ladysmith this autumn. Many lots havo changed hands
recently and the prices arc going up
25 to 50 pcr cent.
Mr. John Hepburn, who has thc
contract for enlarging the E. & N.
freight shed, has also Instructions
lor making changes in the interior
of the passenger depot.
Er. Tolmio, Dominion Veterinary
Inspector fcr British Columbia,
passed down to Victoria on the
morning train. He had been visiting
Nanaimo on business connected with
his department.
George, A, Stqwart Potts, the Vvjlft-
nireg lawyer, who is stated to have
preferred a claim against the C. P.
R. for the comfortable sum of 120,-
000, alleged to be due him tor settling an embryo strike. last year,
will be well remembered on this Island as for some time a resident 61
Victoria, and a member of tho Colonist staff. He renounced tho profession of newapaper-maklng to study
law, and soon after being called to
the bar was admitted to partnership
by Sir Charles Hlhhert Tupper and
Mr. Fred Peters, K C, the firm being Tupper,. Peters and Potts. The
O, P. R. appear* to be disposed not
to pay the (20,000 without argument. Indeed they dispute the entire
claim as not' being justified by a
quid pro quo.
Rev. Clement Caine, who will open
a mission oil August 1st at St.
Mary's, retuned from the Mother
Country a short while ago. He assisted at the Kucharlstlc Convention
at   London.  On his return ho gave
Two new vegetables for the klt-
:hcn garden, a giant radish and a
cabbage from Brobdignag, have recently been Introduced into this
3ountry by our agricultural explorers. They are romarkahlo not only
n size, bnt for excellence of flavor,
and will bo heartily welcomed as
palatable additions to the American
blll-of-fare.
Thc radish in question comes trom
Japan, where is is known as "sakur-
jima." It attains a length of two
feet or more, nnd sometimes a circumference equal to that of a man's
thigh. Although the seed is not
planted until the middle of the summer, tho vegetablo grows with wonderful rapidity, and early in autumn
Is ready for the table.
The Government Plant Bureau ro-
commends this vegetable In thc highest terms. It ought before long to
I* ln every kitchen garden; and
there 1b no reason why it Bhould not
be widely planted, inasmuch ns the
seodB arc already to bo obtained
from some soedBmen. The huge radish will keep all winter in a cool
cellar. It may bo cooked like turnips and beets, or cut into little
ti iuares or strips, and nerved like ordinary radishes.
"As tor tiic giant cabbage, it
comcB (rom China, and Is quite as
remarkable In its way as the radish.
It attains a weight of forty pounds,
and poetesses bo fine a flavor that
cabbages of the kinds to which we
are accustomed must bo regarded as
poor things, relatively speaking.
This remarkable vegetablo from the
Flowery Land has n much more delicate taste than ordinary cabbages,
with lesB of the crude "cabhagy" In-
Jobn Joshua Jones, well known In
Ladysmith, was painfully Injured by
a fall of coal at Extension mines
thlB morning. He was brought down
to Lndysmith at 11 o'clock and in
now at his home.
The Novelty has another.good pro"
gramme. Tho Canadian Carnival ani
thc Auto Heroine are both realistic
pictures. The songs are good and the
programme generally is a most enjoyable one. It will be repeated this
evening.
The Ladies Auxiliary ln connection
with the hospital are having splendid
success collecting subscriptions (or
the maternity ward. They have not
met with any refusals and everyone
seems inclined to contribute towards
tlio ward.
"Ladysmitli hns the most beautiful
flower gardens to, bo found any placo
on the Island," said n visitor the
other day, and the man to whom ho
was sptuklng, being ft resident of
Lndysmith, admitted tho fact without argument.
It is understood that tho Labor
Department will appoint two conciliation officers, one with authority
in thc eastern part of Canada and
thc other in the west. The functions
of thc proposed officers will be tho
adjustment of industrial disputes by
xnclliatory methods, which are now
attonded to by specially
_oards.
T~—"" i Ctiimiln worse thun the conditions lie
The final estimate of the   Hudson | scl.ilicd m  „Thc  jungW,..  instance!
Bay railway from thCPas Mission U.V . ...       ....,,
' ' ....      . „'i,|ii the cast    aro cited to prove   hit
cither Fort Churchill or tne moutlwH.!
,,    ., , .     „, ,„ „„„,i„ ,„ i„.  statements, nnd the conditions wlucl
the Nelson river, will be, ready to ire >
1 rovail   thoro   arc   no   better thai
Revelations made by Dr. J   G. Ru
therford,   veterinary director-genera'
branc*
appointed ; and live stock commissioner,
j conditions in thc meat industry
tensity, which many folks find oh-
several lectures on the subjects of j Jectlonablo—From "New Good Things
the convention at Vancouver and Vic'I for Americans to Bnt," July Tcchni-. ler, but tho Insurance, If any, is not
Mr. James Adam, wife and child,
returned this morning from a wcok'ti
visit to the A. Y. P. exposition at
Scuttle. Mr. and Mrs. Adam were
highly delighted with tho exhibition
and thc buildings impressed tbem almost us much an the exhibits.
A small building occupied by a
colored man at tho corner of Fifth
avenue and Bullcr street was burned
to the ground at 2.30 o'clock this
morning. Before the arrival of the
lire brtgado tho neighbors had succeeded in checking the sproad of the
(lames with garden Iiobc. It took the
firemen considerable timo to climb
tho hill with the hoso reel, but when
they did arrive they succeeded In getting n heavy stream on the burning
building. Tho building is said to
have bcon owned by Mr. William  Sl-
tuincd ovcr to the Government within two weeks. This will includo tbo
figures for the cost of tho work, nnd
the quantities and grades of materials to be handled, together with
mapB and plans showing the final
location and profiles of the routes.
There are many complaints as to
the recklesB manner in which the
drivers of some of thc city delivery
wagons turn the corners. A few days
ago a couple of gentlemen were
standing on the Btreet.in front of an
alleyway when a team of horses
come out on a gallop, and It Is a
miracle that one or both men were
not run ovcr and perhaps seriously
injured. This nuisanco should be
abated.
Rigid inspection by the officials coupled with the disposition
of many of the California fruit shippers to send to Victoria fruit which
Is pest infected nnd dirty, has cre-
ateh a situation in wholesale fruit
circles which is rapidly becoming
acute. At present the advlsr-.Mlity of
taking some concerted action whereby either the southern shippers will
be forced to send a better quality of
fruit or lose their trade with Victoria, is being mooted among wholesale dealers.
Frank Lotzcn, n Flnnlundcr, came
hero with tho steamship Puritan thro
weeks ago and started pushing cart
Celebration Committee
Gave $150 to Hospital
The celt'!iration committee met last
Wednesday evening, and wound up the '
business of tbe event. The balance on
hand shows tbat tho celebration was
successful from a financial point of
view, there being a balance on hand
c,f $245.80. It was resolved to make
a donation of $150 to the hospital
fund. The following is a statement
of the receipts and disbursements pre*
sented by Mr. Theodore Bryant, secretary:
RECEIPTS.
Collections  '. $508.50
'Sate  421.00
Hon. J. Dunsmuir  150.00
Privileges  ;..    20.75
Gun Club gate    13.75
Dance receipts     13.75
Entrance fees    14.75
Grand stand    95.50
Total   $1,268.00
DISBURSEMENTS.
Prizes $542.50
Gun- Club    50.00
Band     110.00
Orchestra      20,00
Hall rent  ,    15.00
Printing    70.00
Refreshments     10.15
Grounds expense    12.20
ftegottn  •   23.111
Secretary    10.00
Treasurer       5.00
Stationery and postage      2.00
D. Nicholson, grand stand     95.50
Collection fee    50.75
Balance on hand  215.80
Total  $1268.00
thoso which urc general in thc prov
inee of British Columbia nnd tin
West.
The disgusting practice of cuttini
out the diseased meat and selling thc
rest of the carcass is one regularl;
rracticcd in the cast and I know o
one instance at least, a few mile:
from Vancouver, where diseased anl
mals wcre ottered for sale. Resident.*
of the district protested so vigorous
ly against thc slaughter-house am.
the purpose for which it was uaec.
that it was closed.
Consumers of meat arc given inade
quate protection. If the meat 1:
shipped from one province to anoth
er or is exported from thc country
it must pass government officers, but
meat which is consumed in the province in which it is slaughtered I
{.ructlcaily immune from inspection.
That is, if you go to you butchei
and purchase moat, he in turn buy
ing it from a meat-dealer win
slaughters it in his own slaughter
house in British Columbia, there ic
no Inspection from the time the ani
mal is killed' until the meat standi
cn your tafcie ready for consumption.
If the animal was diseased or not
wc cat the meat and it is safe to assume that many cases of tuberculosis could bo traced back to thc until
meat if such were possible.
Yet wc try to fight tuberculosis bj
erecting sanitariums.   Wouldn't it be
In tho mine, and on Thursday, while more sanc jf we tried' to fight tuber
pushing a car up an incline ho fell c„i0sis by removing one at tin
down.     Ho   was badly Injured   and: (,aus,,s?
wo s taken to the Ohemainus hospl- inspection of meat Is nbsolutds
tnl. On oxiimiimtion it waB found i necessary and It should be so thor
thut his log wns broken at the thigh j ough that there could not bo n pos
nnd   ankle.   Tho polvis   bones   were sibillty   of the   public securing   di
fractured aud thc bladder ruptured.
He was operated on at once, but he
died last evening nt 5 l>. m. Ho lias
no relatives hole, nnd nothing In
known of him.
A pretty wedding ceremony will be
solemnized in the Wallace Street
Methodist Church this evening, whon
Mr. David Chilton will be united In
marriage to Miss Annie Calverley,
only daughter of Mr. and MrB. William Calverley of the Five Acre Lots.
The ceremony will be performed by
thc Rev. Mr. Robson and the bride
will be attended by MIbs Bennett,
Kennedy Street, whilo William Calverley, brother ot the bride will support the groom. Tho ceremony over
the wedding party will retire to the
home of the bride's parents where a
reception   will be    hold.—Nanaimo
sensed morsels. The abolition of thi
prlvuto slaughter-house should 6c tin
first move milking It necessary for nil
animals about to be slaughtered to
l.c brought to the municipal abut
tolr, which In turn should be under
tho supervision ol government inspectors.
Private abattoirs arc not allowed
in Vancouver and while the standard
ol meat Is proqably above the nvcr-
age owing to competition, a meat inspector coming under the jurisdiction
of the health department would at
least give us a sense ol security and
rcmovo this city (rom "The Jungle':
class.—Saturday Sunset..
Charles Dempster, accompanied liy
IiIb littio daughters, lOvolyn and Doris, took n walk on Sunday and during its course' they visited thc Nest
Evg claim in the South Belt. ' Tho
iwo children were in advance of their
father a considerable distance, when
iuddc-nly a huge brown bear was seen.
The animal came slowly towards thc
two girls, who were frightened so
mdly as to be powerless to help
ihemselves, until he was within r.i.t
teet of Doris. Bruin looked moment-
trily at Doris, who felt sure she was
.o be, cattu alive. Then the bear
slowly rambled away. Mr. Dompster
went to the rescue of his children as
ocn f.s they gave tbe alarm and
•vas just in time to see the bear dlB-
ipptnrng  in    the   brush.—Rossland
Miner.
.     __ i .
The question of the government's
policy with regard to surveys, immigration and agriculture was thc mission which brought a deputation ot
the Vancouver board of trade to Victoria toJ meet the provincial authorities on Friday. The deputation urged,
that the department of agriculturo
and immigration be placed under a
■operate minister as tbe members believed that combining thc portfolio
with thnt ot finance entailed too
much. The premier and minister ot
innnee discussed the situation with
the visitors, and explained the policy of thc government at length on
thc mutters under debate. The information, says the Colonial,, submitted gave the deputation somo ad-
dltiiinnl   light on the   subject with
ho result tlmt. its members have returned to Vancouver Butlsliod with
what hna been done.
The Dominion. Railway Commission
will come west next month and expects to hear a number of cases at
Vancouver and other places in. Brit-
M
Vessels cooling during tho week*.
Etta White, Fraser, Bermuda, Cmir
aud scuw, Nnnuosc, Superior and
scow, Boyden und scow, Burrard,
Dola and bcowb, Solkirk, Queen City,
Wc Two, Amur, Wanderer, Princess
May, Escort, Otter, .1. L. Card, Edna Grace, Fnrquhar, Erin, Clayburn
and scows, Tussler, Belfast, rioneer,
Owen and scow, Pilot, Vadso, Spray
and scow,'Mystery, Northland, Argo
and scows, Quadra, Newlngton and
Hope
As a result ot communication with
the Imperial authorities the Common*
wealth Government will shortly Introduce a bill enabling the Commonwealth'to seize control In time ol
war or emergency, ot the shore end! THE LADYSMITH CHRONICA
The Game in
Which the Gambler
Never Loses
"Two oi the moat .ueceHtul
schemes that ever won money ln the
gambling business, the high layout in
faro and the roll-out in craps, were
devised in Oklahoma," said the keep-
ir ot a game wbo bad passed a lifetime bucking fortune in thc West to
the Oklahoma correspondent ot tbe
Kansas City Star. "A gambler
named Frank Tobie built tbe first
high lay-out machine at Guthrie, in
tbo early '90s, and a young fellow
nt,med Frank Jones, who lived in th.
little country town of Mulhall,
s.rang the craps roll-out. Both
were money makers.
"Tobie   was a    mechanical genius
and could   make anything that   required   the   use of   tools.  He   had
dreamed    ot the   high    lay-out (or
years before  he  fitted up a  privati
workshop on a  side street in Guth-
ile, where he'devoted months oMvard
' work   to   perfecting his mechanism.
Tobie exhibited his invention to   a
few wise   ones, and they were   wild
to see the machine. The high lay-out
waB a sure   thing.   In the frame of
the layout on the dealer's side was
concealed    the     mechanism    that
grabbed the i money.  It waa operated
with spring., one under the table'for
the   knee   and   another on   top in
reach ot the elbow.   A plate, in  the
side ot the card box dropped   down
and left   a narrow opening lengthwise when the box was placed in position against toe lay-out.  Tbe second card was manipulated. By  pres-
• sing one of the springs two  slender
steel fingers   came from the layout,
slipped into the box without a sound,
gripped the second; card and pulled ii
into a  recess in the lay-out. By the
same pressure the card could be  returned at the proper time to second
place in the box.  The dropped plate
in thejtox could easilytbc shifted into'
place for a new deal.   The only unnatural thing about the device   was
that the box was just a little   higher than   the lay-out, but the difference was so slight that the   player
who was not "next" would not  notice   it.   Thc best   gamblers in   the
country were caught.
"Tobie had a gold mine, but talked
too much.  His success dazzled  him,
aad he   made too   many confidents
The graft was worked two or  three
years    before    gamblers    generally
I =arned lt.  Tobie sold his lay-out. at
|t,S00 each, and   disposed of about
seventy-five.  H.   could   have    sold
more,   but was afraid to overstock
tbe market.  Many a   green one and
many a wise one who played bank in
Chicago during tbe world's fair possibly are still wondering what made
them so unlucky.   Several of Toble's
lay-outs were   there, and made   big
money   for   their   owners.     A high
lay-out was set up tn a  New'Orleans
house when the Coifi^ett-Sulllvan fight
was   pulled   ofl   in   the Mississippi
town and $60,000   cleaned up betore
the   players grew    suspicious.    The
owner was foolishly avaricious   and
rolled things so fast that he had  to
close down early.   This1 lay-out   was
taken trom Guthrie to New Orleans.
"The biggest single haul waB made
in the   city of Mexico.   A railroad
contractor, well known tn the Southwest as a plunger and a stayer, had
gone tn Mexico from Arizona.    Two
gamblers at El Paso   beard of  the
high lay-out, bought one and started
alter thel, contractor.    They opened a
game in Mexico City, and in a short
time cleaned   out the contractor
tion tor every.point. For eight the
combination is to (ace two nves
two treys or a five and a trey. This
permits thi throwing of eight and
seven twice each, an even break.
'One danger to the house is thc
seeming fairness. The player uses
the dice used by the house, exposes
them in bis open* hami and tolls then,
in plain sight. Jones could roll his
dice a distance of two feet with safeJ
ty. The losses are the only thing
that suggest an unnatural play.
Three roll-out sharks cleaned up $1,-
200 here last summer and got $600 at
Guthrie tbe same day betore the fire
alarm waB turned'.in.
"Jones grew from a piker In a
country town to one ot the .cleverest
sharks in the country. I have seen
him with $20,000 in a bunch. He
went to the Philippines five years ago
and came back loaded down with
coin. A peculiarity was his insane
fondness for champagne, not so much
in drinking it himself, as in seeing
otbirs drink it. When he made a big
winning he began 'rounding' and
bought wine for everybody. In making hla getaway from the table to
avoid unpleasant question, and rubbering, Jones would pitch a handful
oi silver toward th. celling and disappear while the crowd was scram-
Ung lor it."
vinccs. These Uhlans are camped
about various parts of the, Imperial
gardens. Outside the palaco domains
are eight infantry regiments which
change their camping and guarding
centers daily.
Inside the castle walls Is a  squadron  of  absolutely   trustworthy   officers; in various outbuildings are two
regiments of mounted" Cossacks. Every man is fully armed.    Ho officer
cn duty In the castle may leave his
room, or close his door, or receive a
stranger during the period he Is detailed tor duty.  When on night duty
these officers sloop, still fully armed,
in specially made arm chairs, behind
which stands a sentry with a   bugle
in his band, and with orders to blow
at tbe slightest alarm.  Indeed, eve-1
ry soldier forming part of this num-1
erous bodyguard is provided with   a
bugle  tor a   similar purpose.    Thc
instructions are:    "On an alarm being sounded every soldier is to   remain   at his   post   prepared for action; the ofttclers are immediately to
surround   the Empress and form   a
protection to her with .their bodies."
Yet, in spite oi these precautions, a
threatening   letter was one morning
found on   the coverlet of the   Em
press' bed.
Canadian Mint
Absorbing Gold
What Death
Duties Mean
The Drama of
the Dance
Miss Ruth S;. Denis, who is now
repeating at a London playhouse the
mystic dances oi Hindu religion and
Hindcu life wmch she gave last year
under the patronage of Prince Francis of Teck, Si; Lawrence Alma Ta-
dema, the   Maharajah of Kuch* Be-
bar, Consuelo Dut best of Manchester,
M. Rodin, and a   number of   others
famous ln tbe world of art, has somo
very interesting theories on the subject ot the classical Interpretation ol
human life and emotions by the medium of the dance.
In the east, dancing la one ot  th.
chiet features of religious ceremonials
and the Temple dancer, are trained
irom generation to generation   with
the utmost care and finish. Furthermore, (or the Oriental, dancing has a
real interpretative meaning: an East-1
ern dance is so expressive to an Bast- {
em audience that it is almost like a
song with words.    Its symbolism is
simple, and Immediately recognized.
Miss   St.   Senis'B   theories   about
dancing are Simple and to tbe point,
"All the emotion one needs to stud;
for   dancing," she   claims, "can   be
\ found in nature.   Furthermore,   there
.s   a natural   climax   in all nature
movements.  The motionless waiting,
the   quivering   crouch and the   final
spring of a cat or a tiger makes such
x climax, also   trees in a storn;   at
drst not a leal moves, then come th.
first rustlings and stirrings, and finally furious   swayings and lashings,
...n the   storm breaks.     All   these
things contain perfect suggestions tor
human movements."
"Take the invisible motions ot the
to! clouds at sunset: one form melts in-
ftntB WB»ilWI    «»»■   *■"-    --- — .
tbe tun.   of' $100,000 and got  hackjto another while one is almost
—j tht line with the money.
"Th. lay-out created talk, and was
superseded by what is called tbe 'he*
work,' in which I suspect Tobi. had
a hand. The mechanism is all ln a
box, which lessens' the chance nt discovery and exposure. This last invention was brought to Oklahoma
not a groat while ugo, and players
were easily beaten. A big winning
was also made at Joplin, Mo.
"The craps roll-out Is largely a
feat of skill atter the players has
learned how to face' his dice. To
work the roll-out smoothly tbe cloth
on the table must be raised slightly,
which is done by a smalt .hook on
the player's finger ring. Jones ot
Mulhall studied combinations tor lac
log dice until he became adept. To ilv|
iustrate his play: He begins by facing two sixes, two aces or a six and
an ace. His scheme Is to make them
roll forward on the table like wheels
conscious of tbt change, tt lt lust
the.. ImptrctptibU progrettlont ot
movement," said Mitt St. Owls,
"that I tried to catch in suggesting
a wreath of acendlng smoke, tn th.
Incense Dance, or ln the undulating
ol my hands in the Cobra Dance."
Flexibility combined with great
strength, as one finds tbem in a tiger, should be the dancer's ideal*, no
motion should be sharply abrupt*,
there must be no angles. A eat lies
down in a series ol curves,
The debate over the Lloyd George
budget has developed many striking
arguments for and against the British Chancellor's financial proposals.
None of his new taxes have been
more hotly debated than tbe increased death duties. Tbe Ottawa
Free Press notes tbat a loading authority in England on economic subjects, Mr. L. G. Chiozza Money, who
represents North Paddington in tbe
British House ot Commons, writing
on this subject, asks people in Great
Britain, especially persons of > wealth,
to bear In mind tour tacts.
1. About 700,000 people die in tht
United Kingdom every year.
2. Only 80,000 persons out ot tht
700,000 possess property worth thi
attention of.the Government.
3. These 80,000 persons leave prop
crty agbregating a).,out $1,500,000,000.
4. Of the billion and a halt dollars thus left a ' billion is lett b>
inly 4,000 persons.
lhe United Kingdom has  a  tota.
population considerably over 40,000,-
000,   and it follows   that 40,000,000
people each year are in a position to
observe a  transfer to new owners ol
property amounting,to a billion and
a half dollars, which was left by the
80,000 persons   who had died.    The
mass ot the nation, to put tbe  case'
more strongly,  which  has from the
individual standpoint, comparatively
little accumulated wealth, is in a position to observe tbat a  billion dollars tn property annually pusses from
4,000 dead persons   to as many   or
more   living ones   who did nothing
whatever to earn the billion.
The situation has social as well a"
economic aspects. In any given year,
the 40,000,000 who inherit comparatively nothing are immensely stronger, by mere weight of numbers than
tbe few thousands who inherit the
billion or the larger number who get
the billion and a halt. How does lt
happen that this vast sum is annually transferred from one set of owners
to another set, according to the mere
say-so of dead men or thc directions
embodied in statuteB, without tbe
slightest social upheaval or disturbance. The answer to
may be  found  ln what tbe magma.
'There Is little likelihood ot Oana-,
dian    lead    ores  ever   again being
thlpptd to  Antwerp   or-the  United
States for treatment.    Thc Industry
fast becoming an important   one.
The adjustment of the lead duties by
ihc Dimlnicn parliament has resulted
.n  thc     establishing   of   corroding
work's, in the cast.   The Dominion 1b
no ,v in a pcB.tion to supply the home
market with white paint and   every
othtr vt.rlety ofiload pipe," said Mr.
VV. Ii. Aldrige,   general manager   ot
the Canadian Consolidated Mining ,&
fcmelting company, owning the  War
B.iglc   and   Centre   Star mines   at
Rossland,   the   reduction   works   at
'I rail cn the Columbia river, as well
as thc world-tamoiiB St. Eugene silver-lead   mine   at   Moyle,   in  Bast
Kootenay.
Mr, Aldridge directs this vaBt tnln-i
ing and smelting enterprise.  It's   a
big   plant   at Trail, and   npt   only
.reats gold, silver, copper and lead
ores, but comprises a  refinery.   Mr.
Aldridge is said to be paid a highei*
sil-ry than any other metallutfelsO'ln
thi Dominion.  The company,   while
not a   subsidiary corporation of thc
C.P.R.,   is controlled by capitalists
closely   identified with that corporation.  Mr. Aldridge also ylls the position ot consulting engineer to the
C'.P.R. in connection with its various
coal   mining   enterprises   near Band
and in the Crow's Nest district. Mr.
Aldridge has worked indetatigalbly to
get  the   silver-lead   industry estab-
itrhed on a firm basis.
At Trail, the, plant is turning ou«,
cue hundred tons of lead bullion
dally. In order, to handle this increased production the refinery is now
being enlarged. The mining industry
the interior la in a very satlstac-
proved values encountered in tho' lower levels of the War Eagle and Centre Star mines at Rossland.
'Thus far we have sold about 260,-
000 ounces, of gold to the Dominion
mint at Ottawa, and this will be
enough for its requirements for some
time. Our output at present is Jp.ein^
shipped to thc United States assay
ottice at Seattle, China Is proving
one of our, best customers. Every
month we ship its banks an average
of'aoo.OOO ounces ot silver."
Mr. Aldridge had. heard ot but bad
not read tbe recent address ot Mr.
Moreton Frewcn, the English political economist before the Vancouver
Canadian club, in regard to the advisability of tbe Occidental nations
issuing n, small note circulation
tacked by a silver reserve. This was
the remedy Mr. Frcwen ottered in order to false the price of silver, and
solve the problem ol closer trade relations with the Orient, especially
China.
"I doubt whether the objects
sought can te accomplished by adopting bimetallism owing to the present immense annual production ot
silver. It this monetary policy were
adopted by western nations the present output ot silver would be largely
increased. The problem is an intricate one with many tide Issues,"
commented Mr. Aldridge.
The entire output ot copper-gold
matte ot the Trail smelter Is handled
by the Tacoma plant ot the American Smelting & Refining company.
During bis recent stay at tho coast
Mr. Aldridge arranged for certain
modifications ot the existing contract, i
Mr. Aldridge expressed his satisfaction at the settlement ot the coal
From* the Army Service OorpB barracks parties of butchers awV bakers,
clerks, saddlers and artificers
marched ofl to join tho brigade and
divisional headquarters, every man _
having his allotted place and bis
special duties.
No confusion marked the preparations and long before tht allotted
time was up nearly 20,06*0 men—artillery, cavalry and Infantry—with »n-
gineers and supply transport services,
were marching out ot barracks to go
wherever needed.
The brigade -and divisions assembled on Laflau's.Plain, the Long Valley, Bordon and Blackdown, and
were in turn inspected in a thorough
manner by Lieutenant-Oeneral Smith-
Dorrlen, who seemed greatly pleased
with the smart way in which the or.
der was carried out.
Three days' rstions, reserve ammunition, forage, water and even kindling wood tor the fires were carried,
so complete was the turn-out.
It is computed that the fast battalion of infantry could have gotten
ready in a' little more than one hour*
from the time of receiving the order.
CREDITORS
TRUST DEEDS ACT,
1901.
miners' strike in   the
Crow's   NeBt
that with
ta the ~V"%'h.a;i;ue''of"""thelidistrict.  He felt confident
tory    condition.   The   va rf ^ ___ ^^
^re^d a t^ on800,000, th.', bor troubles will be unheard of «o,
Increase being largely due to the 1m- j many years.	
Habitants to
Dust Hindoos
Ready for War
in Six Hours
GUARD LIFE OF EMPRESS.
A medical man whose professional
duties have brought him into lmme>
diate and prolonged contact with the
personnel ot the St. Petersburg palace ot the Tsarina, says that tha premie like wneeiB i cautions taken for her Imperial Ma-
on an axle, falling neither to the jetty's protection are far more elab-
right nor the left. This combination, orate than generally, supposed. The
if rolled successfully, gives the play- command of the Emperor't body-
er four chances' to make seven, and; guard—a detachment ot picked Uh-
not one to throw 'Craps.' Suppose, | tano—is at present in the hands ot a
however, that bt thould tall to Major Orlov, an oBlcer who die-
throw seven and hit point should be' tlnguishcd himself in the suppression
tight,  There is   a    lacing combina- of tie Insurrection In tbe. Baltic pro-
teonomlst referred to. Mr. Chiozza
Monty, presents at the true view of
a death duty. "It represents," he
says, "a specific payment in respect
of a specific benefit received by an
inheritor. Tbat specific benefit 1b the
peaceful inheritance ot another person's property under the protection
oi the State. If:there were no State
| to protect, thc property could not be
Inherited without forco to assert that
the wishes ol the deceased Bhould] prevail."
Nor Is lt ln the least obscure that
an estate' ot great size finds this protection "by the State more valuable
than does a small estate, (or the reason that small holdings ot property
In private hands excite less hostility
In toclety as a whole than large
holdings. It follows that death duties graduated according to tho
amount of the estate are justified
either' as fair compensation to the
State lor the exercise of its powers
In guaranteeing a peaceful transfer
or as a contribution to the support
ol tbe State in proportion to tbe
I value ot the services rendered by it
to,private holders of wealth. <
French-Canudlans from the lumber-1
ing and milling districts ot Quebec'
will in the near future supplant the'
small army ot Hindoos and other
Orientals in the employ of the Fras-
river mills it present plans ot the
management of the gigantic mlllt on
the Fraser near New Westminster
mature, as there is every prospect
they will. .  .
When lt was announced some time
' ago that this company had   decided
to dispense with all Oriental  labor,
it was understood to be not so much
cn tbe ground   tbat   tbe   Orientals
were found unsuitable for the  work
as that they   were considered   undesirable citizens tor the reason   that
the   great bulk of their earnings  is
.-.hlpptil   out ot the country.  It   is
stated on good authority that   Hindoos working at this mill alone scud
to India   at   leaat   $7,000   monthly,
money that   is lost forever   to   the
province.   The now plan Is to import
Er.neh-Cnnndlans,     more    or    less
skilled   lu the   work,   from Quebec.
These men will be paid higher wages
than the Orientals,' but lt is expected
that tbey will do correspondingly better   work.   They   will   be   given   a
chance to make a   stake in this province by a plan worked out by   the
., u.       mills.  The   company owns a   large
this. question' management   ot   tbe   Fraser   river
■ •—' adjacent to the  mills
which has been subdl-
wbat tbe English! tract ot land adjacent to the
and wharves,
vldtd into one-acre plots. On these'
will tt erected neat cottages, and
the new employees will be allowed to
purchase 'these practically at cost, on
terms of repayment. Any man owning his home and quitting the employ, of the company will bo allowed
to rent or sell, aud ln the event ot
his leaving before the property ia
paid tor, lt will be taken oft his
hands with only the bare deduction
ot Interest and depreciation, If any,
in tho value of the cottage.'
IV Is expected that at least 200
French-Canadian will be secured at
once and others will be brought out
as they can be used at the mills and ,
in tbe logging camps d( the company. An old employee of the mill,
himself a French-Oanadlan, lett tor
the cast recently, accompanied by
Fflthir O'Boyle, parish priest at New
Wcstm'nstcr. They will go Into tbe
limbering districts nnd make the
hatltant lumbermen thoroughly acquainted with condlttous ln British
Columbia and they anticipate no difficulty whatever In securing all the
men needed,
London, July 8.—An army corps
was called out for war last week,
Never betore in the history ot the
British army bat to unexpected and
yet to complete a mobilization been
carried out. Nearly 20,000 men ot
all arms were lined up ready to entrain, and it was only by tbe absence ot a call to the reservists tbat
the teat ot yesterday differed from
what tho authorities hope to effect
in case ot an actual or threatened invasion.
No warning ot what was coming
was given. At 6 o'clock In the morning Licutcnant-Gcnernl Smith-Dorrlen
rode down to the headquarters office
and gave the order for the alarm to
be sounded, followed by. the order tor
every unit ln his command to turn,
out as rapidly as possible, fully mo
lillzed and ready tor active service. ■
The military telephone Unking up
the barracks were soon busy with the
order, and' mounted orderlies' carried
the summons to those officers who
live out of the barracks.
Some ot the battalions were already ln the field; the Gloucester,
for Instance, having lett barracks at
i o'clock for u long day's operations. These were summoned back by
mounted men and cyclist messengers,
end within an hour every barracks
was the center ot activity.
Wagons were drehjged out and loaded with store,., water carts filled,
ammunition drawn Irom tht magazine, and distributed and field dressings and emergency rations' issued
to men with their metal identity
disk, and pocket ledgers.
For some time past tha chiefs ot
staff have been working at this mobilization scheme to render it perfect
(or a sudden call, and tbe test that
was being applied could only be
equalled by the actual call ot war.
indeed, among mauy ot tbe troops
the belief was accepted tbat an Invasion was an accomplished tact.
The telegraph wire had carried the
news to thote officers and men away
on week-end leave, and the early
trains to Aldershot were filled with
nnxloUB soldiers, who on reaching
the stations raced up to their barracks, to appear in a short space ot
time accoutered and equipped lor
service,
Six hours waB the time given for
the units to get on parade, ready to
move oft,, but so perfect was the machinery that in the "great majority ol
cases little more than halt that time
was needed to report all ready,
Notice is hereby given that Arthur
Howe ot Chemainus in the Province
of British Columbia, butcher, did on
the 19th day ol June, A. D., 1909,
make an assignment unto Arthur
Charles Smith ot Chemainus aforesaid, machinist, ot all his personal
property, real' estate, credit* and at-
fecta which may be seised and sold
under execution, lor tbt purpose ol
paying and satisfying aU hit creditors ratably and proportionately and
without preference or priority:
And   further take  notice  that   a
meeting ot tho creditors ot the said
Arthur  Howe  will be held   at  the
Horseshoe   Buy   Hotel,   Chemainus,
aforesaid, on the 10th day 61   July,
1909, at   two o'clock In the   otter-
noon for the* purpose ofy giving directions with reference  to the disposal
ct tbe estate; and turther take notice
that   all    persons   having   claims'
against the said Arthur Howie are required to forward particulars ot  the
same; duly   verified, and the nature
cl tbe securities if-any held by them,
to the said Arthur Charles Smith at
Chemainus,   B. C, on or betore the
23rd day ot August,, alter which  data .
the usstgne will proceed to distribute
the proceeds of the estate among tha,
parties entitled   thereto, having  ft.
gard only to tbe -claims ot those ot
which he shall then have had notice,
and all persons indebted to tbe said
Arthur How. are required to pay tht
amount   ot   their   Indebtedness ta
Arthur Charles Smith forthwith.
Dated at Chemainus, B. O.,
the ttnd day ot Junt.iMO*.
VICTOR B. HARRISON.
Solicitor tor tht said asilgnoe.
"LAND REGISTRY ACT."
Lot 4, Block 29 (Map 70s .A)
In the matter ot an application tor
a Duplicate Crtlficate ot Title to
Town ot Ladysmith.
Notice is hereby given that lt. it
my intention  at  the  expiration  ot
one month trom tht date ot the first
publication htreof to Issue a Duplicate Certificate ot Title to laid land
issued   to   Wilrlam Beverldge   and
Henry neltel on the Ird day of November, 1902, and numbered (108 O.
S. Y. WOOTTON,
RtRlBtrar-General ol Titles.
Land   Registry   Office, Victoria. B
a. tha xtth daw o> AnrlL IMS.
DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP.
Th. partnership heretofore existing
between Robert Barclay and John
Conlln, hotel proprietors, has thts
day beta dissolved by mutual eo»-
ttnt. AU bills dut tot UU nna
must bt paid to Robert Barclay, who
will alto pay all bill, against tha
said arm.
3, CONLIN,
ROBERT BAROLV.*.
Dated -July .2, 19W.
PUBLIC NOTICE.
This is to notily: tht public that
I, James Row., will not bs responsible lor any debt.''contracted by my
wile, on and i attar this date, without
my written psruilttlon. Any account* against- mt should be sent in
at ones.       V
i      JAMBS ROWS,
Ladysmith,; Junt lt, 1909,
TRANSFER OF UCBNSB.
Notice li hereby, given that it it
my Intention to matt, application to
the Board ol Commissioners ot ,ths
Olty cl Ladysmith at their next regular misting lor a transfer ol ths
retail liquor Ucentt now htld by mt
ln respect 'to th. premlsei known at
the Pilot Hotel, situate on Lot 9,
Block 121, in tht Olty ol Ladysmith
trom myself to Alexander Thomas.
3. R. THOMAS.
LadyBmlth, 2Sth May, 1909. THE LADYSMITH CHRONICLE
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Shoes
,, ^The Celebrated .
AHRENS BOOTS  Ar.D  SHOES,
Every Pair Guaranteed or will bt
replaced with Another pair. In Men's
Boy's and Girl's. The Beet School
Shoet In Town. Also Children's Wash
leg Suits: and Sailor douses, and
Straehan Hats.
DON'Ti FORGET THE STORE!
J. J. Thomas
HIGH STREET
Made to Order
I sell the
Every piece is guaranteed
to fit, and the price no
higher than ready made
elothirig.-
B. L WOOD
.First Avenue
Naval Disaster of
Century and a Half Ago
Alter lying at the bottom ot thcj'cd' witli rock and rust. It was
sea undisturbed for a century and n
half, one of thc guns of H. M. S.
Ramillies, which was wrecked near
Bqlt Tail, on the south .coast ol Devon, has been recovered.
In March last thc French steam
trawler L'Alglc, was wrecked ln a
gale close under the Bolt tall. Salvage operations are at present in
progress upon her, and two weeks
ago, while engaged in salving the
boilers of L'Aigle, a diver of tbe
salvage steamer Mallard discovered
beneath the sunken trawler, the remains of an older vessel. Investigation proved these remains, to be undoubtedly those of the Ramillies,
whose loss with ovcr 700 lives watt
one of the greatest disasters ln time
of peace in the annals of the British
navy.
Carefully exploring the sea bottom
In the vicinity the diver found scores
of guns and hundreds ol round shot
partly embedded in sand and encrust)
dc
cided to salve ono of these guns, ami
this was successfully accomplished.
The gun which has been brought to
thc surface is of iron, 9 feet long,
wltb a 4 inch bore.
One side of tho weapon has been
worn away with the action ot pebbles and hhinglo washed over it by
the tide to such an extent that at
thc muzzle tbe thickness of iron Is
veryxUttJc, and for, its whole .length
the metal has tbo appearance of being gradually filed away. Even the
trunnions which originally, took its
weight on the gun-carriage haveibee.i
worn to spikes.
In contrast to this, the top part
of the gun shows not tbe slightest
sign of wear. Kb perfect preservation is due to the tact tbat it was
imbedded in sand and shingle, which
formed a complete protection. On
thir, part ot the gun is tbe touch-
hole, and standing out in bold relief
are tbe letters A. R., surmounted by
a large crown. The' touch-hole Is
quite clear, and thc bands running
round nro well preserved. ■  \
The remains of thc Ramillies lie
among huge boulders in six fathoms
of water, but a great deal of the
metal which lies about in profusion
has become encrusted to the rocks.
Thc namtllles, a 74-gun ship, while
making for Plymouth : during a severe gale on February 15th, 1760,
mistook Bolt Tail for Rams Head, a
head-land marking the entrance to
Plymouth Sound. Getting too close
In shore, shc became embayed, and
was obliged to anchor. Gradually
she was driven ashore by the gale,
and striking thc rocks, was pounded
to pieces by the fury ot the waves.
Of the 734 men on board only twenty-five men and a midshipman' were
saved, Tradition has it that one of
the crew warned'the captain' that the
ship was in Blgbury Bay, but was
put in irons for what was regarded
as an act of insubordination.
Fallacy of Instructing Chinese
Boxl73
Phone 43
For Meats
OF ALL KINDS, SAUSAGE A
SPECIALTY, LEAVE ORDERS
AT
Geo. Roberts'
Neat Market
Cor. First,Ave. and Roberta Street.
LADYSMITH.
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. B, B. WEILS, proprietor
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.', ' i
TretDi yt%etAles
Grown by White Labor
Green Onions, Spinach,
Lettuce, Rhubarb.
Tbe murder of Elsie Selgel in New
York has drawn attention to the system of instruction ol Chinese, carried
cn ln New York. It seems that tbe
plan mostly In favor among thc
churches was to assign a young girl
teacher to each Chinaman. When-
Rev. John Wesley Hill, whose experience in the west had caused him to
hs,ve doubts about the absolute guile-
lersness of the Chinese students,
formed classes ol tour or five pupils
in charge ot men or elderly vonKn,
the students objected and tbo school
was accordingly closed.' He says that'
thc students seemed to have a fas
clnatlon lor the girls which was
strengthened by gilts, such as wc
know people ol that race are in the
habit of giving here, but ln this part
of the world wo think nothing ot
these gifts. Their bestowal is part cj
a regular system, and the giving and
acceptance ot them is misunderstood
on neither side; but the case is very
different where young and inexperienced girls are accustomed to meot
young Chinamen frequently and be
brought Into close personal . contact
with them.  The  cases  ot marriage
between Chinamen and white girls
have been quite frt^uent in New York
and Mr. Hill,.while admitting that ln
some cases these unions have been
\te.n very happy and the children art
everything that could be desired,
takes strong ground against them*
Ho thinks that the eflorts of the women among the Chinese should be
confined to the women of that race.
Mr. Hill's eplnlon Is that In very
few cases are there any real conversions to Christianity as thc result of
the teaching Imparted,ln the mission
schools of New York. The Chinese
resort to them for other purposes <is
a rule, than to perfect thomsclvcs in
English. Rev. George Van do Water,
rector of St. Andrew's said that the
mission established by his church
made no appreciable progress, except
from, the educational point of view.
Rev. Dr. McArthur, of tho Calvary
Baptist church, said that bis cxpcrl
encc was much to the same eflect.
"There is no safety for women who
go among tho Chinese," said Rev.
Dr. Blackburn, of thc Church of the
Strangers, "nnd any system that
sends them to work can be productive
cf no good result."  The Roman Ca-
CONFECTIONERY STORE
'   •
Itiave purchased the stock of jWil-
tiam Hooper, on Gatacre street, and am
now ready to supply the public with alt
lines of
GOOD CONFECTIONERY   \
tee Cream, Sodas and Soft Brinks
I respectfully solicit your custom.
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Novel Description of
tholic clergy seem unanimously opposed to Chinese missions conducted
by women. On the other hand some
of- the older women teachers are not
afraid ct harm resulting from the
system, and look upon the case oi
the Selgel girl as exceptional. Some
of tbe clergymen spoken to thought
the missions were doing good land
that no harm could come of them 11
"silly young chits" were excluded.
Rev. Hulo Kin, a Chinaman, said
the pupils were Sincere, but he sale*
young women were no more safe1 with
young Chinamen than among yotin-
ivliite men, and Lee Lowe,, who bin
charge of' a mission, Said that he die"
not think tho thirty schools sliouli
be condemned because of wrong dont
ln one of them. Perhaps -tho strong
est opponent of the Individual »ya
tern of teaching is Miss Helen F.
Clark, who speaks for an expcrlcna
cf seventeen years. She also tin
sparingly condemns the intcrmarryln,'
of white peoplo and Chinese Whili
admitting lhat she knowB ot uoni"
cases where mtch unions have boot-
happy, sho makes tbo definite state
ment that no white woman cat
Christianize a  Chinaman.
Local and General
News Notes
No police force is nearer than Vancouver cr Lillooet, the latter point
being sixty-five miles away.
E. Pannell
Subscriptions Taken for
Montreal Star,
Seattle Timas,
Victoria Times.
BUY A GOOD CIGAR
HARRY HUGHES
The Bijou Comedy company will
tag. The company has been at Na-
smttb opera house next Monday evening. The company has been at Ng-
nalmo tor the past two nights and if
the performances are even bait as
good as the Herald says they are,
the entertainment should be well
worth patronising.
Three thousand cases ot the new
pack salmon were brought down (rom
Northern points by thc steamer Va.1-
so and discharged at VancouverCprlor
to the steamer leaving tor Ladysmith to coal on her way to Victoria. She arrived here this afternoon and will load a good oeal ot
cargo betore leaving late tonight lor
Northern British Columbia, The salmon Was picked-up as follo>va' 1,200
cases Irom. the Skeena, 1,200 cases
trom the Naas and tho rsmalnder
Irom Namu.
„Rev. Fathers Rohe and laisfeijuf,
who returned to Ashcrott last Monday trom a month's Journey into
Pemberton Meadows, state that ther)
1b great excitement amongst the In-t
dlans caused by tho spasmodic, ap
pearance ot a wild man* who
armed with s> brush knife at the end
of a long pole, terrorises the ratives)
Ths Indians are genuinely a'-nxmed
and even the squaws carry revolvers.
The medical council at its meeting
Thursday afternoon at Vancouver
struck tho name of Br. Wilson, of
Nelson, oft the rolls. It was charged
while tn an unfit state to attend any-
patient, he had charge ot a case ot
confinement In which tho patient died.
Br. Wilson has been practicing ln this
province lor thc past ten years, and
Is regarded as .one ol the most advanced physicians in" the interior. He
has been particularly successful as a
surgeon. He has nmny friends who
will deeply regret the lapse tbat has
caused him trouble.
It is reported that Saint-Haens has
accepted a commission to impose
"a national hymn" tor Turkey.. The
Young Turks will, of course guarantea,
this popularity ol the hymn. Other
nations that may be inclined to smile
at thc Idea ot importing "a national
hymn" should think twice. The
Turks give the Job to a good man,
and are actuated by business. Their
frankness is the point of dlflerence
between them and such nations as
adopt the taking melody of another
country without compensating the
composer. Americans who, If they
can be said to have a national
hymn or. "ontheui," have appropriated lt from Hngland, ought not
to poke tun at tho musical poverty
ol Turkey. v
A rural editor once got, a big advertisement Irom a placo which sold
nothing but oysters. The place had
just opened, and' while the proprietor
was   willing to  advertise he didn't
have the cash to spend;, so the news
paper man took s) card which entitled
him to (10 worth ot oysters.
'A lew days later a tramp printer
strolled into the Gazette office and
wanted a job," relates the editor.
I had nothing to offer him, but tolc'
the man he might sleep back ta thi
composing-room, and as he had nc
money to buy food, I gave him the
meal ticket on the oyster parlor. 1
didn't bear trom him again ior moro
than a week. One day he came Into
the office looking a bit drawn and
worn. ""
" 'I don't want to seem dissatisfied with what you've done lor me,
Mr. Carter,' said he, 'and I'm willing to admit that the luscious bivalve is a wonderfully fine bit, of
food; hut tor heaven's sake, can't
you get an ad. Irom a ham and egg
emporium?"
Baseball is a serious proposition
for the -scribes und tans of the orient', as witness the following verbatim report of a game printed in a
Japanese newspaper:
The heaven-born Honolulu team, b'jr
the grace of .the gods, won the toss,
and the Keio Invisibles had first
chance to swat the honorable ball-
that emblem so beautiful to Uncle
Sam. ,
The honorable Kauki of tbe first
base, descendent of a hundred Samurai and beloved to all, grasped his
rat as if it were the two-handed
sword cf his ancestors. Alas! his
honorable legs were not winged, and
the ball beat him to thc first rice
Hag.
No score was made by cither of thc
honorable side, although they hewed
!argo holes in thc atmosphere for
four innings. In the fifth Innings; thii
gods smiled on Honolulu and thc
team scored an honorable run;, then
thc gods laughed while the honorntU
Kclo boys piled up three tallies.
Koio's 400 rooters then drew iu
their honorable breaths with »
pleased kiss, waved their royal purple fire-crackers with the weird "ski-
do'.doot for Honolulu! Rasoo—ro
•oo-'     "and 23 for you!"
In tho eighth the heaven-born Honolulu tied the Bcore. The sky, so
bright before, was tinged with woe.
Not until 13 innings had been played
was Honolulu vanquished, when the
whole Keio team with innate Japanese courtesy, apologized tor their
breach of hospitality in' beating a visiting team.
AUCTION SALE
Beginning Monday, July
19, at 10 o'clock a. m. I
will offer for sale by public
auction all my stock of
Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Enamels, Picture Frames, Wall
Papers, Etc.
HARRY KAY, £2*
IpCUSSIFIEDADSIfi
IV PES WORD IV
Advertisements under this head
one cent per word per issue, payable in advance.
NURSES.
NURSE BROWN is prepared for Maternity or general engagements. Ap-
ply at Mr. E. Wilson's Second av-
tnjic, between Roberts ond Oatacre.
COR RENT.
FOR RBNT-Cheap to Suitablo Tenant—3 Bedrooms and Large L ving
Room and Pantry. Apply at 'telephone office _
rotiNP,
FOUND-A B«A Qllie Dog. Owner
can have same by applying to
Frank Torest, Gatacre street, and
paving lor this adrertic*>m«at.
LOST.
LOST - Between Roberts street,
Third avenue and High street,
book, entitled "Fun Doctor."
Please roturn to Mrs. ISwart, High
street.   (1.00 Reward.
TOR SALE.
The story is told that an English
commercial traveller once made a
trip to Scotland and In, Aberdeen
was asked by a prospective buyer to
subscribe to the prize lund for the
local goll tournament. He parted
with five shillings, and as he was interested in golt he remarked tbat he
would like to be kept inlormnt ot the
progress of the tournament so that
fie could look out for the result;  !
"Oh," said tho customer, as ; he
picked *up thc five shillings, ind
placed It securely in his pocket, "yo
uecdnn dnc that. Thc tournament
was held last Saturday."
Thla wau rather n staggerer jtor
the latest contributor to the' prlzo
lund, but ho retained curiosity
enough to inquire who had proved
the happy winner. Tho guiltless j solicitor lor subscriptions was suite undaunted, however.
"The winner?" he said, coyly, VOh
just mesel."
TyN Gil Club Shoot.
The following is the result of  the
last shoot of the Tyee Gun Club;
Oeorge Hepple  ,    22,
M. Dttltko  19
J. margo  16
W. Keserich         23
fl. Hayden 16
M. McKinley  11
T. White     21
M. Hopkinson  21
3, McDonald       18
Dr. Bier 20
FOR SALE—Brown and White Rabbits. Fifty cuts each. (Apply Mm
John Stewart,
        i
FOR SALE—White Leghorn eggs for
setting. Buff Leghorns and Black
Mlnorcas. S2.M) a setting. Apply
Mrs. Laird.
FOR SALE—Eipress wagon ln perfect order and harness. Apply Arthur Howe, Chemainus.
PIANO FOR SALE.-Uprlght Grand
Dominion Piano ln first class condition. In use only a short time.
Apply Mrs. Bernard, Union Brewery, Ladysmith.'
FOR SALE—Piano at a snap, ulto
one piano drape and two stools.
Apply H. Thornley.
The late hold-up in Rucks brings
these events in British Columbia into
a little too great frequency. Publicity
of that sort 1p not ah asset ot value, to say the least. There was a
time when Canada boasted ot her
law abiding west—but thc orgies in
tho Yukon and the abating ot thc
once wholesome fear that kept the
lawless in check are things not so
pleasant to* contemplate now. Thcj
release-ol Bill Miner and refusal oi
thc Ottawa government to allow an
investigation, are no doubt .llrcctly
responsible lor this increase iu h< Id-
up gamin, us thc rotten conditions
at Ottawa wore to blame tor tbo festering sore on Canadian .tvillsittion
revealed   by Dr.
FOR SALE—Wallpaper and Painting
Business Stock. Cheap for Cash.
Property, etc. Apply J. E. Smith,
Roberts street.
FOR 9ALE-My South African Veteran Bounty Land Certificate issued
by thc Department of the Interior,
Ottawa; good tor 320 acres ot any.'
Dominion Land open for entry in
Alberta, Saskatchewan, or Manitoba. Any person over the ago ot 18
years, Man or Woman, can acquire
this land with this certificate.
Write or wire, L. E. Telford, 181
Shuter Street, Toronto, Ontario.
WANTED.
WANTED-A girl to assist in light
housework. Apply MrB. Mulholland, First avenue Ladysmith.
kon,   It iB up to the "lean men   of
both   particB   to   force a .change.—
Prlngle in the Yu-' Grand Forks Gazette, .!:">
THE LADYSMITH CHRONICLE
and  J200 at $10
Per Month .
For a First Class House on a Good Corner,
did Soil, Good Stables, Etc.
This Is a Bargain.
Splen-
JOHN STEWART
Notary Public
LADYSMITH, B.C.
Conveyancer
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
Head Office  - - Toronto
CAPITAL $10,000,000: REST $6,800,000
Bonk Money Orders
ISSUED AT THE FOLLOWING RATES:
|fi and under         - 3 cents
Over %b ami not exceeding 810, 6 "
"   $10      "      u          $30, 10 " «
■•   $30      "      "           $50, 15 '•
These orders are payable at par at any office in
C n *da of a Chartered Bank, except in the Yukon
and at the principal banking points in the United
States.
They aro negotiable at $4:90 to the £ sterling in
Great Brit sin and Ireland. They form an excellent metl oi of remitting small sums of money
«.th saf 11t and at small cost and may be obtained without delay at any office of the Bank.
LADYSMITH BRANCH   L. M. de Gex, Manager
THE LADYSMITH CHRONICLE
Published by Carley & Carley.at Ladysmith, B. C, every Wednesday and Saturday.
$1.58 a Year in Advance, 25c Per Manth
Advertising Rates on application.
fa*
(.To the Editor).
Dear   Btr,—The  Chronicle   o! July
10th ln speaking of Ladysmith says
editorially,   "It    is  not even   mentioned  tn the advertisement of   tbe
Victoria Development League as one
ot the points that can be reached by
automobile on this island." I enclose
you a copy of Guide issued   by   the
Vancouver   I s 1 p, n d     Development
League (there is no such body as tM
Victoria Development League)   which
will at once   show you tbe absolute
irror of this statement.   On the automobile map, on the table of places
to be reached, with accompanying dis,
tanccs,   and   on   the   inside of the
Guide, you  will find Ladysmith,   in
its alphabetical order.  The inside ol
the Guide reads, "Ladysmith Is   one
of the most thriving and interesting
1 towns   on the   Island   and can   be
reached cn the E. & N. railway,   or
by motor car.   It is 59 miles trom
Victoria, and should be seen by   all
visitors."   Forty   thousand of   these
guides have been ordered, and already thousands of them disti touted. Jn
Seattle, 29,000 ot them will bo   distributed   between now - and October
ICth.   The merchants ot Victoria are
sending them through thc mails and
handing   them from   their counters
From this office we are giving tbem
to a conr.tant stream of hi, lulrers and
"not   even mentioned   in the advertisement of the Victoria Development
League as one of the points that can1
be reached by automobile on the Island."   The advertisement in question
is   on   the   cover   page ot the programme issued by the Victoria Country Club, and tbe bead line is "See
Victoria.'*  Then follows places ot Interest in Victoria, and after a   list
of tbe towns   wbich can be reached
by automobile,   in which Ladysmith
is   omitted.   The advertisement concludes: "For all   information   apply
Victoria   Development League,"   and
tbe address is given as Law Chambers A and B, Victoria, B. C.   Curiously enough Mr. McGaHey'rf address
is the   Law Chambers, Victoria, B.
C,   and   yet   that   gentleman says
"there is no such body as the   Vic
toria   Development.  League."    Does
Mr.  McGnfley know nothing ot   thic
advertisement, or is he laboring under the hallucination that copies   oi
the   programme containing the   advertisement have never reached Ladysmith?   Some ane must have ordered
the advertisement, and it would   bi
strange indeed if anyone would   au
thorize   it   with Mr. McGafley's  ad
dress attached   without that gentle
man knowing anything about lt. TJh
rest of Mr. McGafley's letter is simply a boost   for   tbe   merchants o.
Victoria,   and   the   public   will   tn
ldeased to learn, for the first time
that Victoria merchants are an en
terprising   class    of   business men
Without going into particulars, Thi
Chronicle would remark that a  con
trary opinion has prevailed tor booh
time and it has not been confined ti
Ladysmith.
By the Man About Town.
While coming home last night (after   dark), the writer   was walking j
along tbe side walk In tbe upper part
ot ths city, nnd he was very forcibly
reminded of tbe large loose rocks on
the- side   walk.   It is very annoying
to   nearly   go headlong   by Btriklnp;
your foot against one of these  laiy.'c
stoneB.   Wou'.d   it.not   bo- a   Bin*.ple
matter to rake the side walk in   n
number of places?  it the city is not
cl le to hay* it attended to, would It
not te a good   thing for the householders   to   spend a    little timo in
frcnt of their residences.   Thoy would
cirialnly earn the thanks ct thejagec",
and those with tender lect.   Let everybody help to remove these recks!
By thc way, when are we to expect
anything to he done to the sldewal".-.
on RobertB street between First avenue and Mr. Bland's office. The telephone office, the printing office, four
business places, one church and the
city hall are on this street, and yet
the lower part of this street would
not pass muster in a country hamlet. Can anything te done in the
matter?
Evtrycne interested in the well-being of the   city will rejoice in the
earnest   manner in which the  ladies
have   taken   up the   hospital work.
Surely it is a worthy work and  will
bring its own reward. '   But there is
another side to it:   Think of the gain
to the ladies themselves in this opportunity of a gracious and   Christlike work.   Think of the good to the
community   in   this   united action,
think of the new friendships   wbich
will be formed through thus working
together.   Let everyone help in this
.•rami work, so that we will have   a
hospital we can point to with pride.
Let us believe in ourselves; let us believe in our fellowmen; let us believe
n   God.   We  know   there nre little
things that may crop up that are not
the best, but why should wc look tor
thorns where we can find roses?    .
We may not stand   on the   mountain top
Aa men and women ot tame,
3ut let it be said ot us with truth
We helped the sick and thc lnme.
along this line ot selling the   crude
traduce;, of    the   farm,     the.  Danes
Mittied  jtheir. ojfcSnt'ion v|c>,,'dairying
and hog-ra*Wng,''the result; of   which
has been the development of one   nt
. the   most    prosperous     agricultural
communities in the world.     The soil\
of the average Nova Scotia farm is
today in (''..-out the same condition as
was the soil of Danish farms 40 yoars
ago.   By following, somewhat similati
lines    Nova   Scatian   farmers   could]
make  of  this   Maritime Province  a
country fully eciual to modern   Denmark.
Even at present we know of farms
in Nova Scotia on which there wns
realised last year, over and above
running expenses, an amount rfeual to
$25 fcr every aero owned. We know
of niuch higher returns from %mall
orchard and fruit and market garden
areas. We could alBo point to many
farms, from which there has been
marketed cjver and above the necessaries of livelihood, amountB runnl.jj
from $10 to $25 per acre. All that is
lequired to make of Nova Scotia a
Denmark is to apply to all our farms
the same up-to-dato business methods
which, at present, aro resulting in
some of our farms far surpassing, the
average Danish farm. Lest, too, the
relevancy cf this Denmark example
should te loBt, we may add that
feeds in Denmark are, for the most
part, a little more expensive than
in Nova Scotia, the Danish farmers
having to import a large amount ot
grain, bran, middlings, and oil cake
from America and elsewhere. There
is no gainsaying the fact that theory
pni practice and the example of other countries all unite in directing
Nova Scotian apiculture along live
J/)hn  W.  Qoburn,
President and Managing Director. '
the Ladysmith Lumber Co.,
Limited.
MANUFACTURERS OK  ALL KINDS OF
' Rough and Dressed Fir Lumber,
Red Cedar, Shingles and Lath
LADYSMITH, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Do You Want A Summer Suit?
I carry one of the largest stocks of SUMMER
SUITINGS on the Island.
We Guarantee FIT and the PRICES are RIGHT
D.J. Matheson
MERCHANT TAILOR
Gatacre st.,   Ladysmith, B. C.
stock lines.
EQUAL TO DENMARK.
As a gentleman was having his
luncheon in the coffee room of a Birmingham hotel he was much annoyed
by another visitor, who during the
whole of the meal stood with his
back to thc fire warming himself and
watching him partake of his repasti
At length, unable to endure It any
longer, he rang the Mil and said:
"Waiter, kindly turn that gentleman round; I think ho Is done on
that side."
Htlbert & McAdie
Undertaking Company
PRACTICAL EMBALMERS
First class Hearse supplied in Ladysmith.
9949444949499944444449s>44444444WW444444444_
| Two Good Local Buys;
X •» (i
4 House and Lot on Roberts St. and 6th Ave.   $525. ' >
A
I Store on Roberts  St.,   near 4th"Avenue.   $400
"Jack" Wilson, son pt Judge Wll
son, cf Cranhrook, saved tbe life o.
a playmate at Nelson last week. Thi
boys had been swimming In Kooten
ay lake, when one sank, and If It
had not been for the berolc conduct
ot Jack Wilson, he would havi
drowned. Jack is now a hero In hit
own land, and Judge Wilson has eve-
ry reason to feel proud of his 10-yoai
old son.
When Harry Thaw was sent to tht
tic had heard the last of that in-
asylum it was thought that the pub-J
famous wrotrh. But lt appears that
such is not the case. The papers ars
again crowded with stories ot Thav.
trying to get out of the asylum.
The residents ot Victoria West will
be grateful to learn that tbe legal
department ot the city fcas indefinitely delayed any prospect of an amlc
xo a .-W.S... »u» u. ..,„„„„. „„„. ■•>-* a-rans^ent with the B. * K.
visitors.   It is regrettable that suchf1,1*11*"1* Woplo regarding the use   ol
lit.-   — If——   t..u„.      1 „f   *h.r«   ha   11.
wholly mistaken -idea should have
had space In the editorial columns ot
The Ladysmith Chronicle. A publication of this communication will, I
r m sure, le cheertully undertaken by
you, in order that the true state of
facts may be known.
E. McGAFFEY,
Sec. Vancouver l.'.land   Development
Lsague.
VlctorUi B. 0., July 13th, 1909.
Ths Chronicle stated that Lady-
cmith was "not even mentioned in
th, atjv*rtlsement oj the Victoria
Development Lsague os ono ot the
points that fan b? rsashed by auto-
moblle on ths Ialaid," anu »" «"•*■
»,r. McGoJey; seeretnlpy of the Island
Development-Leas-M. may not regard
anything in this article as a modi-
•'•tion ot tartest Mj
the railway bridge. Let there be 11
tlgatlon, though tbe heavens tall.—
Victoria Colonist.
The favorable crop reports Irom tbe
Prairie Province will have a stimulating effect on business. It Is noted
by an exchange that the lateness ol
the spring has proved a great advantage for moisture was retained it
the soil, and the' warm weather coming on, while the ground was fully
saturate.!,   growth   was Very rapid.
-atemsnt,   The
idysmitn It
As good vould have lt, the beat
was no. gcd, but warm dayf
altera.!1 ch . cool ones, so that
t'uu r...'u-« was neither caked nor
dried o il came timely ratns,
with wi ther, and now everybody, things could not pos
sibly k r, Everything points
to an <■■ i great barvi
The possibilities ot Nova Scotia as
a food-producing centre arc well   ex-
ressed by Principal Cumming,   secretary for Agriculture to the   prov-
nce, in   an article   in The Halifax
'hronlcle.  I dojht, he writes, it any*
one, who  has not given the matter
serious consideration, realizes what a
^sovince like Nova Scotia-could produce were her farmers to direct their
fttention to the production of butted
and cheese, beef,  poultry, etc.  Perhaps I could   make this most clear
oy briefly comparing the agriculture
of Nova Scotia with that of   Denmark,   Denmark is about  two-thirds
the-size of Novo ScoMa and has  an
irable   acreage   ot    about   9,000,000
acres,   on   which she not only   supports the population of about 2,500,-
000 people, but exports over W,000,-
J00   worth ot   agricultural   produce
mostly in the form of butter and ba-
jon, i.e., she exports at the rate of
U0 per acre.   The total acreage uwn-
:d   by   farmers   in   Nova Scotia ia
about 5,000,000, a considerable   part
of wbich, however, is constituted ot
rough pasture lands and wood lots.
Were the population to become  congested   lt is   estimated that nearly
10,000,000 acres could be (armed.
Supposing,   therefore, that instead
•if   migrating,   Nova   Scotia's   sons
were to   remain at home   nnd that
tbey would apply thomselves to dairying,   hog raising,  sheep and   beot
raising,  along similar lines to   the
Danish  farmers;   increasing  population, but at tbe rate ot \w per aero
she  could  export,   on the basis ol
ends at   present owned by farmers
(50,000,000 worth ot agricultural pro.
luce,   and,   on   the   basis ol lands
which  might be   occupied, 1100,000,-
WS*.   Nor Is this a   mere fancy   (or
WiB whole development of Danish ag-
'isUure'ls a product ot the, presont
generation.  Following  the Prussian-
Danish War In 1664, Denmark exper-
•ed   a  period of agricultural   de-
■««Bton. The soils had become largely uepleted ol their fertility, through
Wheat-growing   and selling.    Becog-
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT
Telephone No. 262 and 180
P.O. Box 733    -      •    Nanaimo
1   McKELVIE BROS.,
9 7
X Real Estate
| First Avenue, Ladysmith |
Ladysmith Waterworks
NOTICE
On and after this date
water consumers must not
sprinkle streets or roads.
The following rules will
govern gardens arid lawns:
Below 3rd Avenue—In the
morning from 7 to 10 o'clock.
Above 3rd Avenue—In the
evening from 5 to 8 o'clock.
Dated June 9th 1909.
J.J. Bland,
Superintendent of Waterworks
ladysmith   piiarmac;
Novelty Theatre
Masonic Building, Ladysmith
New Programme
Monday and
Thursday
PERFORMANCES AT 7:30 AND 8:45 P. M.
Admission: I Oc and I 5c
Matinee Prices sc and IOc
ESQUIMALT & NANAIMO RAILWAY COMPANY
I ALL THE STAPLE DRUGS
$ ALWAYS IN STOCK.
£ PRESCRIPTIONS PROMPTLY
| ATTENDED TO,
R. G. JESSUP, Prop.
COOKED
  PRESSED
Corn Beef
Chicken and Veal at all times
J. A.  Ryan
*_«r$m&_
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.
1 .        1 f HE LADYSMITH CHRONICLE
READ!   CONSIDER!   ACT!
Extensive advertising in largo ;:;wBprp» n>. in
Iwte Cities costs large Bum? of rroney. We are
MtUfltd with small advertising, in a small proper.
for email money. This enables us to place our
foods before our customers at a price to match
most incomes,
CHAS. PETERSON
Furniture Store
Suggestions for
Ladysmith
Transfer
Stables
Light and heavy teaming.
Furniture and piano moving
a specialty.
Nicholson & Weaving
PROPRIETORS
Telephone 1.
Wagons
I Sell T.I. Tripp l Co's
Cilisiitid Waion
Durlns tht season we htm sold ■ large number
of wagons, implements and logging trucks.
Among weird fiction there are lew
uovcIb to compote with Tho Strange
Story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,
and the story of its inception is al-
m:st.Ea   strange,as thc work itself.
Stevcnsan, it appears, had dealings
with a man named Pamucl Crcggan,
and did not like ulni. "He's a man
who trades on tho Samuel," averred
the novelist. "He receives you with
Samuel's smile on his face; but every
low and then you catch a glimpse ot
the Qreggan peeping, out like a white
t'.rri.t. urig^an 8 the real moi.\ Samuel's enly superficial."
This wnb what gave Stovenaon the
first idea for the dual personality ol
Jekyll and Hyde, but he did not be'
gin to write.
One night, however, Mrs. Stevenson
wes awakened by cries of horror from
hcr husband, and thinking that be
had a nightmare, aroused him. Hi)
was quite angry.
"Why did you wake me?" he asked.
"I was dreaming a fine boge.' tale."
He got up at once and began writing'
in a sort of fever. His biographer,
Mr. Osfcorne, says that it wns dou'Jb-
ful whether the first draft took him
60 long as three days.
To go back a good many years,
stories attach to almcet every one of
Charles Dickens' novels.
•Scon after the Pickwick Papers had
made their amazing success, Dickens
happened to visit tho studio ot
George Cruickshank, ond there was
shown some drawings of the career
of a  London thief.
Among these was a sketch of Fag-
in's Den and a picture ot Bill Sikes.
Dickens was at the time engaged upon the idea of a workhouse story
and the result of this chance visit
was Oliver Twist, as it was soon afterword published.
As for Nicholas Nickloby, there docfV
not seem   much doubt .but that tho
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Another most popular l.ero ot fiction, Sherlock Holmes, made his appearance in a Bimilar fashioo. As a
character in A Study of Scarlet, he
aroused so great popular interest
that ho became tho hero of tho long
series of adventures so familiar to
most of us.
Sir Conan Doyle says tho original
idea of Sherlock Holmes came to him
in 18S6. He had been reading some
detective storlcB which disgusted him
because the authors always depended
for their climax on some coincidence
and never on the unaidod deductions
cf the detective's own mind.
He adds that his old professor at
at Edinburgh was in a way the orig
inal Holmes, for it was his habit to
work out effect from cause Just as
logically as he would havo diagnosed
a disease.
The dramatization of Sherlock
Holmes was suggested to Mr. Gillette in a rather curiouB fashion.
Picking up one, day an old copy of a
yellow Journal, he read in it an- inter
\ tew with Dr. Oonan Doyle, in which
the idea of making Sherlock Holmes
the hero of a  play was mooted.
As a matter of fact, this interview
was a "fake"—lt had oever' taken
placc at all. But it, gave Mr. Gillette an idea, and when Mr. Froh-
man asked him for a play he remem-
t.ered thc imaginary interview and
Bet to wcrk on Sherlock Holmes.
Mr. Fergus Hume has told the
story of how lie came to write The
Mystery of a Hansom Cab. He was
in Melbourne at the time, and in financial straits, for he had entirely
tailed to dispose of a play to which
he had given much time,
great novelist conceived the idea of
Dotheboys Hall from the advertisement of Mr. SimpBon'B academy, Woden Croft Lodge, Yorkshire, which he
saw in an old copy of tho Times.
I   Ho   thought   bo might   do bettor
with a l,ook, but the tjjucsltion ,'was
'what sort of book?" 'After some
consideration he went to thc leading
Melbourne librarian, and asked this
question: "What books do you find
sell best?"
"Detective stories," was the
rrompt reply, "especially those of
Gaboriau." Mr. Hume had not then
read any Gaboriau, but bo wasted no
time in repairing the omission, and
bought a complete edition of his
works.
The result was the story which
made His reputation and th**.seventy
novels which have succeeded it. For
gus Hume, it may be mentioned if
credited with beirg able to write a
C0.000 word book in a week.
The two entirely different endings
of Kipling's The Light that Failed,
have caused that book to be much
discussed. In the first he married tbe
blind hero to his selfish sweetheart,
but in tho second the poor fellow
was jilted, and went to his death ir
in the Soudan.
This is given as the reason of the
alteration: Not long after the first
appearance of the novel, Kipling was
in a train, and there got in a blind
man and his wife. The man looked
miserably ill and hin temper was,absolutely raw.
For an hour or more the author
watched tho woman bear all his mur
murs and complaints with unfailing
tenderness. She .kept soothing and
cheorlng him, nnd though at timer
he repulsed her with positive brutality, her tempor was never ruffled for
a moment.
That snme night. Kipling announced
to some friends that he had made r
great mistake. Such a savage ego
tist as Maisie, could notpoBsibly resign herself to the companionship ol
a blind man. He at once sat down
nnd rewrote tho last four diapers ot
his book.
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"Why do men enter Parliament?'
repeated' Mr. Henry Liabouchorc to a.:
interviewer   from   the Grand Mnga
zinc.   "Well, Borne of them   beennot
they havo been local Bulls ot Bash
am, and consider- that in the localities where they roared and pawed tht
ground they will be even more   1m
portant   than   heretofore;   some  because they want to he peers, baron
ets or   knights; some   becauso they
have a fad to air, some because tbey
want to have a try at climbing  tht
greasy   pole ot office; some because
they have heard that the House   ol
Commons is the best club In   London; some because thoy delude themselves tbat   they are orators;   some
for want of anything better to   do;
somo because they want to make   a
bit out of company promoting,   and
some because they have a vague notion that   they are going to benefit
their country by their devotion to its
legislative business."
"But yourself?" I interjected.
"It is really so long ago that 1
hardly remombe*r. I had been In thc
Diplomatic Service, and had hardly
been in England during the previous
ton years. I suppose tnat there was
a certain curiosity to seo what Parliament really was trom the Inside,
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.cmiiln nn entire dny,vor moro, utilising about in order to vote. A daily
paper iB far moro hurd work thun u
weekly. Tn thc latter il can be done
at odd times."
Laboiichcro was a great trlcnd ol
Parboil. "After tlio O'Slicn episode
he committed nothing but follies. 1
•■.as on ns good terms as anybody
with him, but he was always very
secretive. I did my best to induce
him to withdraw temporarily from
ih'a lcadersUlB. But his thoroitlih distrust of. all mankind led him to think
,h.t if he did so, he might never
again te tbe Irish leader. 1 was sorry for him, for I liked him personal-*
ly. He had O'Shea on the brain. After Pigott confessed that ho was the
writer of the 'Times Parnell lettors'
I got Parnell to mcet him ot my
houso. Pigott then explained to him
how he had wrlttom them. No sooner had-ho gone than Parnell said to
me, 'We shall get into a mcsB about
this. Piggot never wrote them. I
asked him why he thought bo. He replied, 'Did you not hear.him say that
O'Shea had nothing to do with the
icrgtry? I am sure he had.' I oskca
b m what evidence he had. Ho re
.lied, 'None, but I am certain that
ne was mixed up in the forgery.' ln
vain I assured him that, irrespective
Cl Hgott'B statement, wc had plcnty
of cvlder.ee, nnd even after the verdict had keen secured nnd Pigott had
killed himself, I believe that he
thought Rigott had not forged the
lettors.  He had got it into his bead
Hard to Fell
Stolen Jewels
were sounder than those of otherB,
always had been a strong Radtcal-
most ot the Liberals of that day wen)
not. When I was, elected member for
Middlesex tho olectors soon discovered that I was not a Whig, and at tno
next election tbey turned mo out.
The worklngman thon had no vote
in a county. Lord I'alnieiston was
tho Premier. Ho wnn more ot a Conservative than a Liberal. I generally tound myself in a minority ol
half a down; but tho opinions ul
that half-dozen hays boroiuo thuiio ut
tho entire Llbcrul party."
"And when you got there, why did
you remain?"
"Habit, I Buppose," replied Mr. La-
bouchere. "Habit becomes a second
nature, and anyone to whom the
Parliamentary habit hns become a
second nature would fed like tho Prisoner of Chlllon when he obtained
his liberty, wore ho not to tlnd big
neck in tho Parliamentary noose. Besides there is always a pleasure in a
perpetual' struggle, particularly when"
one Is one ol a lew lighting odda."
f'Don't you find the yoke ol a newspaper still more burdensome?" I vonJ
tured.
"No; the disagreeable part of  tho
ture at tho bottom of a sheet of paper
nnd that the particular letter signed
by him really bore his signature, and
that the letter had either been written by or at tho Instigation of
O'Shea down to tho signature. Onco
ho got an idea Into his head nothing
could get it out. A little betore the
trial he told mo that O'Shea lie
iiuditcd a public; house nenr tho Seven DIulB, and ho wanted u watch to
bo put on the house. I ridiculed tin
Iden, nnd mild (hat O'Shea In all
11'lil'ulilllty had never been in tbo
Ikiuso. On titlo ho disguised hlinscll
uiul hung about tho houso until
Into hour for n number of nights.
A college griiduato once applied' for
work in a lumber camp. He waa
told to get busy on one ond ot a
-cross saw, the other end being In
charge of nn old and experienced
lumberman. At first all went well,
but nt tho ond ol thc second day the
young man's strength began to wane:
Suddenly thc old man stopped the
snw and spat.
"Sonny," ho said not unkindly, "I
don't mind yor rldln' on this flaw,
but If It's JiiBt the same to you I
wish you'd   keep   yer   lect   oil   the
round,'
Disposing of stolen jewels is a dif
flcult undertaking, particularly if tin
jewels urc of groat value. It is nl
most Impossible to get rid of larg'
et-nts ln this country nnd still harder to dispose ol them in England and
Franco if they are stolen. The onlj
way to do it with safety is to cut
the stone up, and when a large stoni
is cut it decreases greatly ln value.
Diamrnd dealers all over the worl.
are cn the lookout now lor ,the larg*
pear shaped diamond that was stol
en from the Tiffany workrooms some
weeks ago. Every reputable dcalei
would refuse to buy that brilliant 1.
it were offered for sale in the shapi
In which it was stolen. That ther.
are diamond dealers who aro not re
putable goes without saying, but i;
they bought this stone they wonli
buy it with the idea of cutting it.
Large diamonds arc not so numer
ous that they cannot be kept trad
of. When a large diamond is (tunc
it sooner or Inters finds Its way ti
the greatest diamond market in tht
world, which is London. Pcrsoni
through whose hands a large stom
pauses are careful to noto Its good
points as well as its defects, if it hat:
any.
Every diamond ovcr ten cnints it
considered n large one and worthy ol
particular note. Every dcnlcr whr
handles such n stone can give a mln
ute description of it. The purer ths
stone the more attention it attracts
from the persons who handle 11.
Thnt Iu why 11 Is hard to dispose ol
stolen diniuonilH ol tiny account, tor
when ono Is Bloloii every dealer
throughout the world hears of lt nnd
hns such a good description uf Iho
missing stono that he can hardly fail
to identity it.
The ordinary stolen Jewels flnd
their way to pawnshops niwl fences.
Ihcro nro jewelers who have thc re
pntatinn ol being fences, but none ot
them does business direct with the
thief,
When a large stone Is stolen here
or In England or France tho flrst
place the scarehors look for tt to
turn up Is In Amsterdam, which Is
th; center of the diamond cutting In-
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..ewels that have been stolen have
found their way to these countries.
The Indian princes will buy and ask
no questions.
Tho high class native of India 1st a
remarkable judge of all kinds of precious stones and many of them count
most of their wealth in this form.
Diamond dealers and police all over tho civilised world have long rea
livtcd that ns soon ns a precious
stone finds it'B way to the Orient It
■s lost until its buyer dies nnd his
iireperty Is divided among his wWch
or his relatives.
The ltirtic precious stones generally
ind their way into tbo crowns pt
royalty. The Orloff, which weights
llMj carats, Iu in tho Russian crown
IcwclBi Thnt stone formed one Of the
jyes tf nn idol in the Brahman tern
.jIc nn thc island of Bhrirnngam in
.he Kaveil river, near Triohinopoli.
.lie story has it that it was stolen
rom there early In the eighteenth
century by a French soldier. From
him it found its way into thc hands
of an English ship captain and so
,ot to Europe.
It turned up in Amsterdam In XTil
..nd fcr a time it was called the Am'
s'terdam diamond. It got its name
■j Orloff when Prince Orloft bought it
ior 1,400,000 Dutch florins and pre-
icntcd it to the Empress Catharine
II. of Russia. This Jewel forms thc
head of the imperial scepter.
Three other famous jewels In thc
icssion of the RuDflian crown are the
Shah, the Moon ot Mountains and
the Polar Star; the first 88 carats,
.he second of 120 carats and the
third ot 40 carats. The Shah is an
;ngravcd diamond, one of the very
few large engraved diamonds in "'-
Istence. All are perfect blue white
stones. Catharine II. bought tne
Mocn of Mountains for 450,000 rubles
an ounuity of 4,000 rubles and letterO
ol royalty.
These are not by any means the
largest known stones in existence,
but they are among the most valuable, because of their purity. Some
of thc largest diamonds on record
are Brazilian stoned, but doubt hns
always hecn cast on their genuineness. Thc Brnganxa is a Brazilian
stone ns big ns a hen's egg nnd
weighing 1,680 carats. It is preserved in the Portuguese crown iewcls,
but there hns always been doubt ns
to Its genuineness. II it Is genuine,
diamond oxperts Bay it is worth
*224,000,000.
Another large stone on which ther*
bus been n rood dcnl ot speculation
us lo lis geniiliient'SH Is owned by
Ihe Rnjith of Mnttang, Borneo, lt
wolghii 88T cdCatsi
. Of thc Inrgc dlnnioiidii thnt have
boon found In recent yours, tho Ex
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ourtlied In tho Jngcrstontcln mine,
in tho Orange River Colony, South
Alrlca. It measured 2} inches in
length, two Inches In breadth and
one Inch In thickness.
The Excelsior was found ln .Tunc,
1893. There was a (law in It, however, and lt had to be cut. The larger section of It found its way to Tlf-
any & Co., whore it still remains
waiting a purchaser. When the Tiffany robbery first became known lt
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Is Run Without Taxes
How would you like to live in a
town where they don't have to pay
a- y taxes? Where, in tact, if you
triad to pay taxes, you would be
sternly refused.
Down on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay there is a town which for
fourteen years has been giving, so
f;.r as is possible under existing laws,
a practical exemplification of Henry
(forge's theory. It was established
lor that purpose; it was built on
ir.-iCtically uninhabited ground, and
in the years ot its existence it has
grown trom nothing into a thriving',
prosperous and happy community.
Its inhabitants pay no taxes and get!
U.ng. in fine style without them.
Henry George's theory is commonly
known as "the single tax," a  term
coined by the late Thomas G. -Sherman,  not   because ot its   accuracy,
but because a short and easy   name
was   needed.   Actually,   the   George
theory does not contemplate the paying of any taxes at all.  It contemplates the wiping out of all taxation
(.nd the support of the community '.j'
the payment ot ground rent into  the
treasury.   In   form, of   course, tbat
luyment would be made a  tax,   but
the Georgeites contend that it would
not be a ijax in the sense that a levy
made upon one's personal belongings,
fi r example, would be.
SINGLE TAXBRS STARTED IT.
It is impossible completely to dem<
onstrate  the efficacy of the   George
doctrine to any community where perse nil property taxation (.and taxation
upon improvements,   to say nothing
of the indirect taxation of the tariff,
exists.   But ln Falrhope, Ala., they
have got as near to demonstrating it
1,0 can   ever be done under present-
day conditions.
Falrhope was started In January,
1896, by tour single taxers Irom Iowa.
It is now a thriving town with a city
charter, three schools, a hotel, two
r.ewspapers, a wharf, a steamer,
several stores, a number ot clubs and
a free library. It has a waterworks
bystem, but no water rates. It has
a telephone service which is free. It
doesn't cost anybody in Falrhope a
rent to go Into his telephone room
and call *} an.i.ody In Baldwin county.
How, is a state which levies taxes
after the good old-fashioned way, it
could be possible tor a community
to exist without taxation ot individuals might puzzle the huskiest Intellect.. However, E. B. Gaston, J. Bel-
langee, and the other Iowa single
taxers discovered that where there's
a will there's a way. Their scheme
was simply this:
To tound a community wherein all
the land should be owned by tbe community—that is, by a corporation
representing the community; to let
out the land on long-term leases to
Individuals; to take from the lessees
the full amount ol the ground rent;
to support the community out ot tho
ground rent, and to pay the taxes
levied by the State and county out
of the same fund.
WITHOUT A TAX LEVY.
Dairhope's tax theory must neces
Fairhope's tax theory must leces-
Nevertheletis, as far as it has been
able to go, it has made such a demonstration ae must challenge the attention ol the students of; economics.
In afar broader sphere the George
theory has been tested in New Zealand, and with satisfactory results,
and a taxation ol land values is on
.the Liberal programme In Great Britain, but Falrhope is the only example ol an attempt to demonstrate
lt In the lace ol adverse laws. The
(act that the experiment has been
successful in spite of tbe levying ol
taxes by the state and county Is a
striking bit ot evidence lor those
who think there may have been some
thing In George'* doctrine.
It Is • carious fact that the only
acrimonious critics ot Falrhope have
been men who were themselves single
taxers, and lust now there Is raging
a hot controversy among them aWoul assessed
it.
Sifted down, it cornea to the immemorial inability of social reformers
to agree among themselves about details. The opponents of Falrhope
want a democratic rule substituted
for the rule of the Falrhope corporation, arguing that the running- ot a
single-tax community by a private
company is' undemocratic. Tbe answer of the Pairhopers Is two-told:
First, that as long as thc present
system of taxation exists it is impossible to run a single-tax community on any other basis; second, tbat
the initiative and referendum are in
operation at Fairhope, and any time
a majority wants a change ln the
system they can get it.
' FREE 'PHONE AND WATER.
Meanwhile, the benefits which the
Fairhope experiment confers on the
superiors are big and undeniable. Originally Fairhope, or the sanl/ ground'
which is now Fairhope, was not
worth a sou markee. Now, by *he
presence of a bustling community, its
values have risen to such a point
lhat the receipts of the town are ?4,i
UOO a year and still rising, and this
free telephone system and tree waterworks have been installed out of the
proceeds.
It all demonstrates the groundwork
uf Henry George's theory, which was
that, land has no valu \ until the presence of a community makes thnt
value, and that as the community
makes It no Individual should be allowed to reap the benefit of It. Since
the community makes it, the community should receive It—that .waa
George's position.
The statement that thc telephone
ind waterworks systems are free
should perhaps be viualiued. A Favr-
boper wbo wantB a telephone pnt ln
his house has to pay ft tor the maintenance of the call box. That, however, is his last payment; he has no
.•uarterly rent coming due. Under an
.deal system of single tax he would
not have to pay even that; it is, in
Fairhope's case, a payment made necessary by the existing system ot
lawB. So, too, he has to pay $50 to
have his water drain connected, but
itter that he has no rates to pay,
and under an ideal single-tax system
he would not have to Pay even the
Initial 150.
The Home Telephone Company
watched with envious eyes tbe progress ot the tree telephone system in
Fairhope. Finally they made a proposition to the Fairhopers to the el-
iect that tbey would pay long-dis'
tance charges on everything outside
that region, and on this basis the
connection was made.
Again it was a practical demonstration of George's doctrine, a minor part ot which theory it was that
the ground rent of the community
would not only pay all expenses
thereof, but would enable tbe community to support out ol Its own
pocket what are now monopolies,
such bb the telephone, the telegraph,
the street railroads, etc.
OWNS ALL THE LAND. ...
The Falrhope Single Tax Corporation owns all the land, and Its leas*
.a -for 99 years. II, lor example, a
person should acquire a leasehold
whereon tbe annual rental was $26 he-
would turn that amount Into the
communal treasury. Then the county or the state would swoop down
with a tax ol say (5, that tielng the
assessed value 01 the Improvements
and of the laud. It might also Include any personal proerty that the
tenant might bold. Anyway, we will
assume that it is f6. When the tax
assessors came down on tbe community they would And that only tho corporation held the land, and they
would assess their 15 nflalnat It. The
community thereupon would pay—out
ot what?  out of the rental value al-
valuation of his land and
no other consideration to
thc community. looks out
has got
care for;
for that.
It isn't an ideal demonstration nl
the single tax; nothing can be that
while the present laws continue in
force. Nevertheless, it iB about as
near it as you can get. The purpose
of the originators was to demonstrate
thc way in which a community can
grow and prcBpcr with notning but
ground rent as the source of its revenue and its payments. That it has
done.
FOUNDERS OF COMMUNITY.
The founders ot this community
were E. D. Gaston, James Bellengee,
J. B. Hummel and Alfred Wooster.
They were all Iowa men, devoted single taxers and practical folks. Mobile Bay is a sort of scallop in
southern Alabama. On one Bide of
the ecallcp is Mobile. On the other
side wai; the sandy tract of ground
which then was uninh.fjUed and nov
in Falrhope. These four Iowans came
down there and picked out this unpromising piece of earth as the foundation of their model community.
That was fourteen years ago. Now
Fairhope is the biggest town in Baldwin county. It certainly has got thc
liveliest and most hustling population in the State of Alabama, if you
leave out the big cities like Birmingham. Its growth to such a success
from miserably small beginnings is
attributed by Gaston and the othei
men who have stayed with him to the
single-tax customs.
lt Is not by any means solely r.
single tax colony. There aro people
in tt who never heard ot the sihgli
tax or who don't believe in lt. All
of them, however, take their lease
holds from the corporation upon the
same basis as do tbe devotees ol
Henry George.
A SINGLE TAX CRITIC.
Tbe most prominent among the
single-tax critics ot the Falrhope en
terprisc is Joseph Dana Miller, who
has been for many years one ot the
leaders in that cult. In explaining
his opposition to the enterprise, as
at present conducted, Mr. Mlller.-said:
"The objection now seems to be
among a number of tbe people ot
Fairhope lhat the government is not
democratic. They object that they
have no voice in determining the value ot the land or the taxes they have
to pay. That, however," Mr. Miller
added, "has been remedied by a referendum taken on tbe assessments."
The criticism of Falrhope trom the
inside appears to proceed entirely
from persons who are not single taxers, and who want to instal the old
system of private ownership. The
land values have been created by tbe
■presence of the community, and to
that extent have Justified the single
tax theory. Now that those land
values, . which originally were nothing, have grown to a remarkable asset, there are persons In the town
who desire to reap, the advantages ol
that situation by reverting to the old
system of ownership.—Exchange
i.nl over-seer and inspector of the
boundary stoncB of Amon.
"In the scone depicted are shown
two ohainmen measuring a Held of
corn with a long cord, on which arc
knots or marks at intervals which
seem to be about four or five cubits
in length. Each also carries a spare
cord coiled upon his arm. Beside
them walk three officials, who carry
writing matorlals and who aro accompanied by a small boy carrying
writing materials and a bag iu
which are probably documents. and
plans referring to the property. An
old man and two boys also accompany the surveyors, and a peasant
brings a loaf pf bread and a bunch
of green ccrn.
"A similar scene is pictured on the
walls of a tomb belonging to a certain Amenhotep, also at Sheik A«,del
Quina. Here only one man accompanies Lhe chainmen, each of whom,
as usual, carries a spare cord. The
figures are larger than in the tomb,
cf Menna, and, though they are now
much damaged, it is possible to see
clearly that the cord, terminated in a
ram's head."
100 Pairs of Trousers
To Be Cleared Out at GREATLY REDUCED '
PRICES.     $1.75   PER  PAIR and up.
G. O. ROSS, First Avenue
100 Pairs I
IOO Pairs
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ANCIENT SURVEYORS.
In an address delivered belore the
Royal Geographical society Captain
H. O. Lyons, director general oi the
survey department ol Egypt, told ol
the work of ancient Egyptian surveyors. "At every period ol ancient
Egyptian history," he said, "the
land was measured and recorded, with
considerable accuracy. Property wai>
dealt in regularly, and an elaborate
system ot regletratlon was maintained. No map ot landed property
In ancient Egypt has come down to
us, but on the iomb walls we meet
with representations ol land measurers at work.  Their methods ot land
ready   turned in by the 99-year ten- measurement are represented on  the
ont.  In other words, the tenanti simply pays over whatever may he the
walls ol the tomb ol one Menna
Sheik Abd el Quran, ln Thebes,
ut
Local and General
News Notes
Joseph Lowdon, of Nanaimo,- has
purchased the confectionery lousiness
of William Hooper, on Gotacrti street*
Mr. Lowdon has bad considerable experience in that lino nnd should sue
ceed.
There-will bo a meeting of reprc
sentatives of the Ladysmith nnd Ex
tension lacrosse teams tn the
Williams block tomorrow evening, at
7 o'clo'ck, when matters fleeting both
teams will be discussed.
Tho Inland Sentinel, published • at
Kamloops, is the oldest paper in thc
interior. The Sentinel has always
kept abreast ot the times, and has
now branched out as a dally. It tho
citizens of Kamloops are as appreciative as they Bhould bo ot this latcBt
manifestation of enterprise on the
part ot tho Sentinel, they will accord It the support necessary to uuc-
ccss.
The Stewart Mining Company, operating at tho head of Portland canal, has made a rich find of ore. At
the beginning of the saason, in addi
tion to continuing work on its main
lead, the management decided to develop a parallol vein. The second
day's work on this velng exposed a
large shoot of high-grade ore containing native silver, argentite and
horn sliver. General i assays of the
whole width of the lodge vcrc taken
iietore the story of the discovery wc^
mado priUic. The results snowed val<
ues going ¥24 in gald and $34.80 In
silver—a total of 458.20 a ton.
English
Blue Enamelware
Given Sway
In order to introduce the
ART BAKING POWDER
We are giving with each and every pound of Art Baking Powder at
75c.,    a   pound,   Enamelware  worth $1.00 absolutely free.
Art Baking Powder iB a new   baking powder and claims to be-the
best and purest on thc market.   To be had at
GEAR'S IDEAL GROCERY
Scott's Building, First Avenue.
SEE OCR WINDOWS.
MM
There will be a 100-yard toot race
ln front ot the Portland hotel this
evening for a purse of gold. Allen-
tries should be ln at 4 o'clock this
afternoon. It Is the intention of.Mr:
Collingwood to give a prize every
Saturday lor footraces ln front ot
the hotel. The prises will be ot such
a character that both amateurs and
professionals may take part. The entries tor every race will he free to
all competitors, and must close at 8
o'clock on the evening previous. Mr.
Collingwood has ordered a large
number of athletto goods, such as
Jumping; weights,' quoits, lifting
v, eights, dumb bolls, bar bells and
Indian clurs. These will be tree to
anyone who wants to go down to th'j
hotel to use them. It Is also his in-'
tention to offer prizes for hl/h jump. I
standing jump and putting the shot.
One Night Only
Monday, July 19
BUOUCOMEDYCOMPANY
WITH LATEST NOVELTY ACTS
ED. MARLOWE
That Famous Comedian
MADAME NOVELL.
Aerial Serpentine Dancer and Posing
MADAME KASIER
Beautiful Contralto
THREE HOBOS
Comedy Act
PROFESSOR DE GARD
A Human Ostrich
Illustrated Songs and Latest
Animated Pictures
POPULAR PRICES
Curtain Rises at 7:30 and 9 p.m.
SeatS Oil Sale at Knight's Boston
tyaufjmut n THE LADYSMITH CHRONICLE
The Late Lord High Executioner of France
Ono of thc best known Purisiuiis oil
modern times pasBcd away four years
ago; yet there wero not fifty men in
all France wbo were willing to snow
Wm. I
He was peculiarly popular in a contemptuous way, among tbe lower
classes, oayo PcarBon'e Magazine; yet
not one workingrauii in ten thousand
would have shaken his hand.
He hud n unique position, nlone of
his kind. Though neither statesman;
man of law, administrator or soldier
ho waa a Government functionary
with thc most high sounding titles;
yet thiB title was unknown to the
great mass of Frenchmen who called
him by another name—which wus not
his.
They called him- "Monsieur de
Paris." His real title Has "execut-
eur des bautcs oouvros," (bo who executes high deeds). His name was
Louis Stanislas Diebler, and his* pro
tension was tbo cutting oil. of heads.
He was the sole public executioner
of France and Corsica. His fsHher
had' been, public executioner before
him. And bis son succeeds him in
the sinister office.
The father of Louis Diebler waB
public executioner at Eenues and   in
the live departments of Brittany. !2/tx,
stain was already in the family, and
so was familiarity with tho vocation.
What could the young man have
done in life? Should he make himself a lawyer, a painter, or go. into
business, the stain would have followed him. He was tho sou of tho
guillotlnoi~and there Was not u girl
in France tbat would have married
him!. .   ,
In France it is not us with ns,
where these dread responsibilities aro
diluted by division uraong u thousand
sheriffs, each occupying for a few
years only an office that In highly
honorable, and in which thc "ejtccu-
tUu of high deeds," if it comeo at
nil, Is the rarest of accidents and
leaves no personal association in the;
public mind.
It has always been different ln
France. Under the old regime ol
kings, as tar back as the thirteenth
century, we find individuals whose
life work it was to "whip, brand,
hand, behead, break on thc wheel
and burn" in tho name of the law. i
In 1720 the bourrcau of Paris hud &■
fixed salary of 16,000 livrcs, euulva-|
lent today   to f!6,000,   lor   himself. |
uml his aidB. The guillotluo was noti
ycl iuventcd, though' the* practice of
torturing bad almost died out and
the chief work ot Monsieur de Paris
was the merciful cutting oS beads oy
means ot the axe and black.
lt was natural that the ill-famed
though highly paid office ubould run
iu ((.millet!. A single family—the famous Sauaono—occupied it through
generations, from thc year 16 8 down
I o 1847, from thc old duys <•! torture to thc merciful Invention of the
guillotine, Generation atter generation thc Sanson family kort Its memoirs; and their publication a few"
yearB ago, in eight large volumes,
though scarely more than a publisher's venture, with tew important contributions to history, moke strange
rending.'
Louis lAutoiue StunisluB Delblcr,
who was born In the year 1820, had
discovered early in lite that his lath5
cr woe not like other men -he was
"Monsieur do Renncs." A tow years
ago in a moment of mournful reminiscence, he pictured to a friend his
young wife's solicitude when his own
little son began to ask questions.
"Para is travelling," she would
tell the boy, when thc necessities of
hi» dike took- him to this or that
city.
"P-pb is travelling," tlie chilu
would prattle. Tbe hoy grew. Then
one day he said "Papa Is travelling!" in a tone she had never heard
from him before.
Aud uhc know that lie knew!
it wua said tbat there was not a
girl in all France who would havo
married Louis Doibler. There was
one iii Algiers, however, who received
hie visits kindly—a charming young
lady, well educated, virtuous, good
looking, and possessed of a hand-
uomc marriage portion.
What made this tender paragon receive the ostracized youth so kindly?
She was in the same position as himself. There waB probably not a young
nmn of decent family In all France
or Algiers who would have asked lor
ber hand. She was the daughter of
M. Ruscneuf, tho public executioner
ot Algiers..
Louis Deiblcr eainc and saw and
wau accepted. Indeed, he was doubly accepted, for he at once entered
into the office of assistant executioner to M. R-oeneuf. This was iu>1858,
and in 1863, his own lather died,
still executioner at Rennets.    He hilri
MAP
k
Blaze a Trail of
Modern Footwear
CAVIN, the Shoeman
CAVIN'S MIGHTY, MATCHLESS MOVEMENT
OF MODERN FOOTWEAR
FOOTWEAR POR ALL MANKIND
Por Ten Consecutive Days Commencing
SATURDAY, JULY 19
Solid Leather Shoes
Going out to ail
the People.  Many
Lines at Less than
Factory Prices
GAVIN, the Shoeman
A Shoe Picnic for the People of Ladysmith
That will make all previous attempts at bargain giving fade into insignificance. This will not be a common ordinary
so-called clearance sale where one or two or a half-a-dozen lin^s are offered as a bait as you will find some stom
trying to do.
Our entire stock consisting of the Very Best Canadian, American and English Made Goods go on Sale at these
REDUCED PRICES. We are practically forced to turn our stock into cash as our store is now almost filled up and
our Fall Stoek will be coming in shortly and we have got to CLEAR OUT OUR SUMMER STOCK to make room foi
the New Fall Goods, so you will not be dissapointed.
* .self continued to live in tho funitl.\
of his father in-law aud assist hiui in
bis work until the law of 1871 camo
to suppress the separate posts ol
executioner in the provinces. Louis
Deibler was called to Paris, and lc
the quality of assistant of the first
clafjB, he Viae attached to W. RocU,
the "Monsieur de Paris" of the day.
M. Rooh diod in 18*1*9, and M. Dieblci
succeeded him and "exercised" dnrlnj.]
nil of twenty long years.
Louis Diebler had scarcely entered
on his functions as csccutioncr for
Paris and all Prance when he was
called to Agen to guillotine Labrade,
a youth of twenty yearn who had aii>
saBsinated his father, mother and
grandmother. The execution was duly carried'out on May 19, 1879; but
the new executioner met with such
resistance from the young villain
that he wns obliged to bang his hoa'i
against the side of the guillotine un
til ho wns practically insensible.
Mis'"second victim waa thc celebrated Prunier, condemned in Sep
tembcr of the same year tor tbe assassination of an old woman with
aggravating circumstances. Prunier
'Tfcas 23 years old and showed extreme
courage in his laot moment, smokinTg
a cigarette as he walked jauntily to
the guillotine. Another execution ol
bis first year as "Monster de Paris"
made a (Mat talk. It was that of
Policeman Provost, who had a mag
nlflcent record for honesty and bravery, but was found to have robbed a
Jeweller and cut hio body intw seven
ty-eight pieces. To the astonishment
of hio chiefc, he confesacd to tho pre-
•io'.in asiittSiilnatioji of a, young girl.
He walled lo tho guillotine tith
firmness, saying that lie bad not
enough blood to wash away hie
crimes.
But Louis Deibler's experience ol
iiis sad mission in life was not to bi
.united even lo the victims them
•elves. After Prcvobt It was Mcncs-
■lou, ln April, 1880; tills one's moth
ir went suddenly ciaay in Che ciond
thc moment thc knife tell.
, Henceforth the list becomes too
numerous to mention, except, per
laps, tor a tew ot tho more celebrated. Tropmann, who had murdered an
-■utile family; Mnrchnndon, the valet
assasc-ln; rransinl, thc protesuional
Ullcr of Women; Piudo and Anauty,
Uyraud, the accomplice ot Gabrlcllc
Dompard, sho, alter hcr recent par-
Ion, was kupl out ot the United
-.'talcs; Rather, the slayer ol thc
ihepberd boys and (Iris, and Sellier,
the ghonl.
S. J. GIFFORD
Livery, Peed ond Sole
Stobles
EXPRESS WORK k SPECIALTY
WOOD FOR SALE
First, Avenue.
Phoiui 5«.
Wall Paper Sale
AT COST
Must clear; owner leaving towu.   Come
and get fust choice,
 AT	
J. E. Smith
Roberts St.      - Ladysmith, B. C.
PRICES WRECKED IN EVERY LINE
Coming as it does, right in the heart of the season—lots of hot weather ahead—this sale should be appreciated.
You can supply your holiday vacation and summer wants as well as future needs- just at a time when you are planning to make your dollars go the extreme limit of. their purchasing powers.
Come prepared to get the best Shoe Bargains ever offered in Ladysmith and you will not be aissappointed.
LOOK OUT POR THE RED PRICE TICKETS   EVERYTHING MARKED IN PLAIN FIGURES.
Singer and Wheeler & Witson
SEWING MACHINES
If you are thinking of buying a sewing machine call
anu set- uiii" stock cf ~h.z
soiled machines at reduced
prices to clear.
A. E. PALMER
FIRST AVENUE
T. E. Sullivan
Mailing, Gis and SttaiHfittHif
Prices Rtisonablt.
First Avenue, near New West.vn hold
ARE YOU READY
TO PAINT OR
TAPER? WHEN YOU ARE
READY WE ARE.
PICTURE FRAMING
A SPECIALTY.
:READ SOME OP THE PRICES-.:
LADIES' 30th CENTURY OXFORDS
—In Ox Blood, Chocolate and Black,
aU new, Oood year Welts, regular
price 13.25 and (3.60, sale price ?2.50
ART SHOES— Bright and new,
Dong, and Patent Leather, regular
rrlce (3.50 and $4.00
SALE PRICE (3.00
LADIEB' CANVAS OXFORDS- In
Tan, Grey, and White, White with
Tan Trimmings. Regular $2.00, $2.25
and $2.60.
ALL ONE PR1CR, $1.26 a Pair.
30 PAIRS LADIES' DONO. BALS
and BLUCHERS, regular $2.75 and
$100.
SALE PRICE $2.00
All eur MISS CANADA SHOES, in
Black and Chocolate, regular $3.76
and $4.00. \
SALE PRICE $3.00
A New Lino of LADIES' PATENT
LEATHER NEWPORT TIES Just
Opened, regular price, $3.25.
SALE PRICE, $2.25
'-.. 30 Pairs LADIES' OXFORDS In
Black and Tan, regular prices $2.25
und $2.50.
'    SALE PRICE $1.75
All our Tan   and Black Oxfords.—
Regular $2.50 nnd $2.75.
SALE PRICE,  $2,00
LADIES' STRAP SLIPFERS-Bcad-
ed Toes, Wood Heels, regular prico
$3.25.
•  *      SALE PRICE, $2.00
Three or Four Lines ot BIQ GIKLS
SHOES,   with   Low   Square Heels.
Sizes 2} to 6, regular price $3.25.
SALE PRICE, $2.50.
BIO GIRLS' OXFORDS in Patent
Leather and Chocolate, regular $3.00
BALE PRICE $2.25
MIsscb'  White  CANVAS OXFORDS-
Slzes 11 to 2, regdlar $1.25 and $1.50
SALE PRICE, $1.00.
Children's White Canvas Slippers—
8 to 10J nt 50c and 7Dc.
Misses'   Chocolate  and  Black  Kid
Slippers, regular $1.50 and $1.75.
SALE PRICE, $1.25.
Children's Chocolate and Bluck Kid
Slippers— 8 to 105 at $1.00.
Children's Chocolate and Bluck Kid
Slippers, 5 to 7} at 86c.
YOUTHS' SHOES- Sizes 11 to 13
—50 pulls at $1.40 a  pair.
BOYS'    FINE   DONO.   AND   BOX
CALF SHOES, suitable for   Sunday
wear, prices 52.75, ?3.00 and $3.25,
SALE PRICE $2.25.
MISSES KID and CHOCOLATE
BLUCHERS, all sizes at $1.75.
BOYS' and CHILDREN'S RUNNING
SHOES, at 60c. a pair.
MEN'S LACROSSE OXFORDS, Jfc
a pair, , , mi
All our Men's $6.00 Line, such   as
Doctor's   Special,  Beresfords,   Best
Patent Leather and Russian Calf.
NOW J4.75.
All our $5.00 and $5.50 Linen, such
ns Slater's Eagle, Beresfords and Liberty Shoes, in Ox Blood, Tan and
Black
AT $4.50 A PAIR.
AH our   best Russia Call Oxfords,
regular $4.75 u  pair..
NOW $3.75.
MEN'S   TAN   OXFORDS,   regultu
prico $4.00.
NOW $3.00 A PAIR
Spcc'al Line of Men's Fine Dongola
Bluchers  Jul'., opened, regular $3.25.
SALE PRICE, $2.25.
MEN'S CANVAS HOOTS und   OX
FORDS, White Brown and Groy.
ALL ONE PRICE, $1.50 a pair
BOYS'   and   YOUTHS'    CANVAS
Shoes, $1.00 and $1.25 a pair.
. MEN'S TAN BLUCHERS, at $25f
a Fair.
All   our    Sample    Shoes   Marked
Down to Clearing Out Prices.
LOOK FOR THE RED TAG.
ENGLISH ".K" BOOTS
J4.50 A PAIR.
LADIEB' OPEN WORK HOS1ERY,-
Whltc and Tnn, 25c a Pair.
CHILDREN'S HOSIERY,  Black and
Tan, 20c. a  Pair.
OUR NATIONAL EMBLEM.    .
Examine a hundred cuts ln thi
.'atalogues of jewelers, on packages
of Canadian goods, Including thc al
icged "Maple Brrup," on artie'eu o!
aativc Tha.nute'ct'ire, or chlldrcn'u c'.f*
rclse books, or wherever tbey may
oo found, and you arc fortunate ll
you meet one natural or convention
ilizcd maple leal along with thc
.linety-oinc counterfeits or appalling
guesses.
Nor in this confined to the untliink
<ng or .the uneducated. When thc
Prince and Princess ut Wales visited
our fair Canada a few years ago they
carried home many cherished souven
.rs, including one from thc ladies ol
a wealthy city, who might well be
iaken as representing thc culture ol
>ur best society. This particulni
gilt took thc torm of a. spray ot
maple leaves wrought In precious
metals, embellished with precious
stones, and engraved with exquisite
workmanship. Thc Idea was excellent
mt If wc are to believe the tUustra-
tlons since given to the public, the
Inlahed design with alternate lrregu-
ularly lobed leaves represented the
Buropeen white poplar, sometimes
called erroneously the silver maple.—
Muldrew, writing in "Our National
Emblem" In the July Canadian M«g-
axine.
S. ROEDDING
Paperhanrjer and Art Decorator.
High Street.
AU kinds of Clock and Watch Re-
?»lrlne*.   Satisfaction Guaranteed  at
Reasonable Priees.
English Watches a Specialty.
J. R. Easton
Practical V/atchsistUer.
AU work left at H. Hughe**' store
will receive prompt attention.
Hens for Sole
One Hundred Hens for
sale. Apply D. Davies,
Rancher,  near Ladysmith.
Leave orders at Robert's
Butcher Shop.
Shoe Repairing
v  We have made a conscientious effort to state absolute facts in the above prices.    Remember the sale has no kinship to the many weak-kneed bargain sales always in evidence.
NOTICE—We are hard pressed for CASH and the above prices are strictly CASH.   Anyone owing us any account will confer a great favor by settling'the same this pay as we need the money badly.
1  Don't get vexed if some' one tramps on your corns in the rush for Bargains.
Cavin's Footwear Store ww
Dr. ft. 6. Dier
Surgeon Dentist
AIL WORI. QUARANTCtD
TRANSFER OF LICENSE.
Notice 1b hereby given that we intend- to.apply to the License Commissioners ol the City of LadyBmlth
at tlie next regular meeting, for a
transfer of. the retail liquor license
now. held by us tn respect ot the
Portland hotel, Lndysmith, II. •}.,
from onrsclvc* to Arthur Italic Collingwood.
*      JOHN CONLIN.
JOHN BARCLAY,
Dated at Ladysmith, B. C.
July 7th, 1909.
I am ready to repair Boots   and
Shoes.     Satisfaction  Guaranteed.
FRANK    SP1NATO,
Corner Third ave.  and High street,
near Queen's Hotel.
A. JARVINEN
Photographer
Flrit Class   Photos.
fUltntt nn First A-ramm.
F. C. Fisher
TEACHER OF MUSIC
Studio in Williams* Block.
ChongKee
Laundry •
Washing and Ironing p. ^mptly attended
■VWrse-n-
A^*nn*.
Hm Your Houses Plasttrtd
For Terms spply to
C. HINE, Plasterer,etc., Ladyimith, P. O.
Cement Sidewalks a spssialtjr. THE LADYSMITH CHRONICLE
4 -.      '"   '
4
Headquarters for
Picnic and Camping Supplies
5
A Few Suggestions
Raspberry Vinegar per bottle	
Vanilla Fruit Syrup, per bottle	
Strawberry Fruit Syrup, per bottle	
Lemon Fruit Syrup, per bottle..:	
Raspberry Fruit Syrup, per bottle	
Pineapple Fruit Syrup, per bottle	
Orange Fruit Syrup, per bottle	
Stower's Lime Juice Cordial, per bottle.
West India Lime Juice, per bottle	
Montserrat Lime Juice, per bottle.	
Persian Sherbet, per tin	
Lemonade, per tin	
...50c*
...50c |
..50c:!:
..50c i
...50c I
,..50c|
,..50c$
,. .40c:«:
...25c:«:
...75c |
...25c I
9
4
4
9
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.25c
BLAIR & ADAM
For Fresh Fruit
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Shoes   Shoes!mVaX^,Sga
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Specials for Saturday and follo.!iR( 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 Bhich.
Reg. $4.50 and $5.00 for
$3.50 a pair.
Men's Pullman3 Elastic
Sides in Black and Chocolate.
Reg. $2.75 for $2.00 a pair.
Jill Straw Hats Reduced
English Tunic Shirts, eitra large, good
washers, Reg. $1.50 for Sl.OO each.
W. E. Morrison
The Clothing House
Formerly Gold & Johnston, ot Victoria, are introducing a new brand
ot Cigars to be known   ae tbe
"V. I."
Try Them.
Local and General
News Notes
REVIVAL.
On tho 1st ot August tho Rev.
Father Clement Caine, ot Victoria,
B. C, will open an eifcht-day mission
at St. Mary's R. C. Church. Everyone welcome.
t ) mcet joer trlenda and be right
at home, while in Victoria, stay at
tbe Rainier Hotel, George ilurggy
proprietor. •
In future the Btreet car tare between Victoria and Esquimalt will
be five cents. The reduction Is the
result of pressure brought to bear
upon the London directorate nf the
British Columbia Electric Railway
Company. ,
T.) meet your friends and be right
at home, while in Victoria, stay at
the Rainier Hotel, George .lu.-gy
proprietor. •
SI«l(ttfettlllltSSSI9SSItOSSSSSSSIIISSSSS«SS
I Pay  Day Specials!
Men's Suits
• Onr complete stock oftVed ^t a reduction of 2,"i por cent, everyone marked In   •
• plain figures, taks your choice at 25 cunts oil' every dollar. a
j      Men's Straw Hats
•      Auy Straw Hat you like at a reduction of 25 cuts on every dollar.
Men's Shirts
•   ,, We have put about 4 dozen Men's Shirts, no collar, regular $1.23  each,   a
• Now for 75c. !
Men's Shoes :
* i   You can savo more by buying your SHOES here.   All we ask is a comparison   •
* of prices and we are sure wa will get your hoot Initio. q
* •
Men's Vests :
2      Summer Vests, a few left, to be clcare.l out at a saving lo you of 25 per emit.   *
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Several of the Ladysmith school
teachers attended the convention at
Victoria this week.
A Word to
the People of
Ladysmith
Mr. A.. Leslie Collingwood wishes
to Inforti* thc pi., lie that he lino perfected arrangements to contract for
Installing electric lights (or property
owners. I shall alsu carry a large
stock of electric fixtures, Including
lamps, electric bells, alarms und
wlrtB.
As the city lighting plant will soon'
he ready for operation it would be
advljsjjle for the people to have their'
buildings wired at once so as to be
ready when the electric current la
turned on. If you call at my office
cr mail me a letter I shall he pleased
lo call at your place and estimate
on your work.
I have engaged the foreman of the
Hinton Electric works to take charge
of electrical wiring and electrical com
■traction work. The office and shop
Will be at the Lidyimlth Plumbing
nod Heating Oo'l. shop on First arcane.
A. LESLIE OOUJNGWOOD,
I have also enteRd into a partnership with Mr. T. E. Sullivan on 1st
avenue ln the plumbing and steam
heating business. We shall carry a
large stock ol plumbing goods, bath
tilts, hot weather boilers and other
fixtures. We will be pleased to have
you call and examine these goods
and get our prices. We shall hire
only first class mechanics and will
guarantee flrst class work. Our
prices shall be reasonable. We shall
only charge for the exaot time our
men on the work,
THE LADYSMITH PLUMBING AND
HEATlKO gq.
A. LHSLIE COLLINGWOOD, .
Manager.
Office and   shop, First Ave., Lady-
Mr. E. Matthews, of London, England, arrived in Ladysmith yesterday
to Join her husband.
The roof is now on the addition to
the freight shed, and the whole wor.t
will be completed in a week or ten
days.
The special meeting of the council
announced for last Thursday evening
did not take pluce. There was no
quorum.
There are a number of new houses
going up on the recently cleared E.
& N. property nnd more arc lu contemplation.
The corporation men are still work
Ing on Fourth avenue, and that thoroughfare haB been greatly improved
in appearance.
The sub-contract for the«4ectrtc
light station will in all probability
te awarded early next wesk to a local contractor.
There wns a meeting of the hospital committee last evening when
matters affecting the proposed institution were discussed.
The sidewalk in thc Esplanade Is
being laid and when completed will
te a great convenience to that
much-travelled street.
Contractor McDonald will at once
start work on the cement walk on
Roberts street between First avenue
and the new Government building.
Mr. A. Welsh, of Michigan, Is visit
Ing with bis cousin, Mr. J. S.
Cairns, of Coburn. Mr. Welsh.is delighted with British Columbia, and
Intends making his home in this
Province.
The busiest mnn ln Ladysmith today Is Mr. George Wilson, local manager ot thc Ladysmith Lumber Co.
The demand for lumber hns not been
so great since the town first started
as at present.
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Church Services.
CHURCH   OF  ENO LAND.
Sunday, July 18th.
8.30 a. m.— Holy Communion.
11 n. m.— Matins.
2.30 p. m— Sunday School.
7 p. m.~ Evensong.
Subjects, morning:   "The Church ol
Christ;"    evening,   "Steps   Towards
Unity.'1
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.
Sunday Services at II a. m. anl |1
p. job.     Bible   Class   and   Sunday
School at 2 p. m.   Prayet   meeting
Wednesday at 7 p. m.
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.
8i.ndny services: At 8 a. in., low
jiass. At 10:30 a. in., high mass
It 2 p. m., Sunday sihool. Al 1
p m., evening service and Bencdlc-
Hon.
. METHODIST CHURCH.
Epwuith League meets at the close
of thc Sunday evening service.
Prayer meeting Wednesday at 7.30
p. m.
Sabbath Services: Morning, US*,
m; evening, 7 p. m.; Sabbath school
and Bible class, 2.30 p. m..
R. WfLKINSON, Pastor
About the most enterprising man
who has struck Ladysmith In recent
years is A. Leslie Collingwood. He
hns only been here a few weeks, and
he is already Interested In a hotel,
a plumbing business, an electric supply house, and he is now going to
start a private athletic club.
Special for This
—Week—
The remainder of our stocV
of MEN'S OX-BLOOD and
TAN OXFORD SHOES.
Regular $4.50 and $4.75
va'.ue, to clear at
$3.75 a pair
Also a line of   MEN'S
BLUE     BALBRIGGAN
UNDERWEAR.     Regular
Price 50c a garment.    To
clear at
40c a Garment or 75c a Suit.
See Our Windows for
Bargains in SUITS
C.E. Jeffs
ELECTRIC
LIGHT
FIXTURES
••   1
..
We beg to announce that we have one of the ','.
most up-to-date stocks of Electric Fixtures, Globes, ! I
Fittings, now on order. Direct importation from 11
one of the largest manufacturers on the continent. '.',
it
These goods will arrive in ample time for instal- ;;
lation as soon as our electric plant, now in course of •;;
construction, is completed.»Estimates will be given ;;
and special fixtures orders taken for import. Cata- ;;
logues for inspection at your convenience.
Tbe Ladysmith Hardware Co^m
N. B.—We will employ a competent electrician J
to install all fixtures. ' ''$■■
%**\™)it,i.*%'*l~i**i**i*n**rT*I,*I*,I,*I,*i**i—i*i**j* •
Call and Inspect Our SILVER WARE
We have Tea Sets, Sug.ir and Cream Sets, EViii' Sets, Cuke Baskets Butter Dishes,
i'«U. Plates, llieiid 1'lates, Childs' Mugs Napkin Rings, Etc, Etc.
Prices range from one dollar upwards. *■
A full Stork of Rogers 1847 Plate Knives, Forks and Spoons in stock.
Before purchasing a watch, call and sje our .Swiss Precision Movement, a high grade
time piece, guaranteed. >
Special discount of 10 por cent for this Mouth.
P. G. NOOT
WATCHMAKER
AND
JEWELER
i i     i sssa
The Kclownn City Record, of July
8, reports the marriage at St. Michael's nnd Rll Angels Church, of F.
O. Budden nnd Miss Lena Rose
Brightmnn. Miss Brightman is a
Nanaimo lady, and is well known In
that city.
There was somo excitement in tho
upper part of the city Thursday evening, .as the result ol the absence ot
a little boy belonging to ono of thc
well known fnmilies there. Tho little fellow had gono out picking wild
rns'/berrlos and he strayed away from
his companions. Late ln the evening thc minds of tho parents were relieved on learning thnt the yoiii*,,ster
had been taken across the harbor.by
a neighbor.
Rev. Silva White, of Nanaimo, and
Rev. Havelock Henchnm, of Vancouver, have exchanged pulpits for a
month.
WANTED-Men for Nome. Alaska.
Fire dollars a day and hoard, Only men with willing hands; No
chronic knockers need apply. Every dollar invested in thla company
now will earn in five years 18.75,
and will be worth at that time
•125. Your money Is just as sate tn
this company as it is tn. any bank,
nnd you get the best rate of interest In the market. Call and see
Mr. Kcrffeet, at New Western hotel. He will explain everything.
Call at once. Will leave Monday.
ALASKA INVESTMENT ft DEVELOPMENT CO.
Consisting of fully
one thousand* Carpet
Ends in every make of
Carpets known so we
are bound to have an
end of some kind to suit
you.
These we are putting
on Sale to-day at prices
starting at 15c,' 25c,
35c, 45c up to $2.35
an END.
Men's Canvas Hats
Something very new
in-these we are showing
for 50c each.	
Men's Summer Two-
Piece Suits
in all the leading colors
and styles $4.95 and
$7.50.	
Children's Ox Slippers
in Button or Lace, Tan
or Black, Reg. $1.50,
Special $1.00 a pair.
Boys' Strong Boots
made to  wear{   R
$1.50, Special pair $1.
Walters & Akenhead
1
The Bargain House

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