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Array THE LADYSMITH CHRONICLE
With Which Is Amalgamated the Ladysmith Standard.
-1'
VOL.1.
Ladysmith, B. C, Wednesday, July 7, 1909.
Mr. Myles Morley
Appointed City Engineer
The council had a large volume ot
business to transact last evening.
The electric Jight tenders were opened, and Mr. Morley was engaged as
city engineer. Then the question ot
the contract (or the sewers was under .. consideration. Neither contract
has yet been awarded, but the council will hold a special meeting tonight to finally consider all tenders.
' There were present Mayor Nicholson, Aid. Campbell, Koberts, Dier,
McKinnell and Matheson.
The minutes ol the last meeting
were read and adopted.
Mr. Brent, wrote to the eflect tnat
as soon as the bonds were received
at Toronto the money would be
lorthcoming.
Received and filed.
Mr. John Tha and others petitioned the council tor repairs to street
bordering on Market square.
Referred to street committee.
From Mason & Mann, stating that
they bad received declaration with
regard to sewer by-law, which- appeared to be' correct.
Received and filed.
There was a second communication
re debentures from Mr. Brent, which
was also received and filed.
Accounts aggregating $94.06 were
presented and referred to the finance
committee, to be paid il Iound correct.
Tenders tor the Installation ol tbe
.electric lighting plant were then opened. There were five tenders, Canadian Fairbanks Company, Vancouver;,
the Canadian General Electric Company, Vancouver; the Allis-Cbalmcrs
& Bullock Company, Vancouver;, Canadian Westinghouse Company, Van-'
couver, and Hutchison Bros., Victoria.
The form in which the tenders were
submitted was rather contusing.
Some ol the tenders did not include
tha .power house, and others bad alternate proposals. Tbe council decide
ed to submit the tenders to the city
electrical engineer, and bold a special meeting. Tuesday to award the
contract.
Aid. McKinnell reported that the
cemetery committee had not been
able to meet any ot the gravediggerf
and he aaked that the time he extended a week, which was granted.
Messrs. Wareham «| Hine submitted
another tender for the cement walk
cn Roberta street.
It was decided to postpone the
awarding of the contract until some
arrangement aa to the 'quality of tbe
cement to be used could be decided
upon.
Tht third reading of Aid. Mathe
son'* by-law to -regulate wiring tor
electric light was postponed for one
week,
The matter ot the sewer contract
came up (or consideration.
Mayor   Nicholson   remarked  that
beat part of tbe year .had slipped; by
and nothing bad yet been done.
, It waa decided, to first take up', tho
appointment ol an engineer.
Mr. Morley addressed the council
and explained that there could ba
considerable' economy effected by making slight alterations in the plans-
He explained many details of sewer
building and referred frequently to
the plans.
the mayor aaked Mr. Morley how
much of his time he would he prepared to give the city ln case he were
engaged.
Mr. Morley explained that he
would devote all the time required
by the city. He Intended to make
Ladysmith his-home, and ho would
take considerable pride in providing
th* city with a good aewer syBtem.
It was moved, seconded and carried
that Mr, Morley bo engaged as city
engineer at a salary ot $100 per
month, a portion of his time to be
granted him to enable him to engage
in private practice.
Mr. Macdonald, the Victoria contractor, was asked a tew questions in
relation to tho proposed sewer system. His- replies were satisfactory,
and it was decided to take up his
tender at the special meeting Tuesday evening.
Several other minor matters were
discussed and the council then adjourned.
Theodore Bryant
Explains Everything
Mr. Iver Roberts, of Departure Bay, had
a letter in last Saturday's issue of the Nanaimo Free Press complaining of the treatment lie received at the Lndysmith celebra-
t'on. Mr. Theodore Bryant, tlie secretary
! of the celebration committee, fully disposes
of Mr, Roberts in the following letter to
the Nanaimo Fiei Press:
Now, Mr. Editor, in order to show jou
t iat there are no grounds for Mr. Roberts'
cmiplnint, aiid he has misrepresented
t lings, I encloso you a copy nf the Official
Programme of tho sports held here so that
y ju can check bis statements by tho same.
Hi starts out by stating lhat lie "looked
over the programme and saw there was a
race for gasoline boats 21 feet and over, to
concluded to enter his launch "Elmo," 22
(<et 6 in. long, etc"
I suggest there must be smutting wrong
with Mr. Roberts' eyesight, ami ho had better look over the programme again, for
there is no such thing stated iu it as a race
(,r boats 21 feet and "over." Asa matter
o' faot there were three classes of events in
tie launch races, as you will see by ths
programme, which were for local boats, and
Mr Roberts entered his boat for the second
of these which was for boats~21 (est and
1 under," So that when tho pretest was entered there were ample
grounds for sustaining the decision
of the oommittee in declaring Mr.
R iberts' boat disqualified besides the faet i (
Its not being a local one, but which alone
was sufficient to disqualify it. Thero was
'milling to prevent Mr. P.obetts entering his
h tat, but that would not entitle him to the
prize, 'even though he did come in first,
when it was discovered, on a protest being
lodged, that his boat did not fulril the conditions of the tace, and that is exactly what
tiok place.
So far from being shabbily treated, Mr.
Roberts was, I think, handsomely treated,
inasmuch as he was refunded his entrance
tie, and, moreover, when he squealed about
the gasoline he consumed in the race he was
paid for this also, so that lie has no juit
cause for complaint against the sports committee whatever.
THRO. BRYANT,
Secretary ot Sports Committee.
Ladysmith, July 6th, 1000.
Tho next regatta ol the Northwest Inter
Yachting Association will be held at Victoria.
Nov89.
E. F. S. Huyoke, K. C, of Colmrg, ha
been appointed county judge of Potorboro
and \V. A. D. Lees, of Saskatchewan, district judge at Battleford.
The worst olectrical storm of the season
passed over ('rami Forks late Monday nf ter-
n»n. The telephone system was practically put out of commission, only six
p'lqnes being in working ordor Monday
evening.
The city barrister adv.'sos that before
proceeding to expropriate the works of the
Esquimalt Water Works Company the way
should be cleared for the financial completion of the transactioi. The advice is
sjuni, which h something that cannot bo
said of a good deal of the counsel the civic
fathers are tendered by other gontlotnen
Icirned in the law.— Victoria Times.
The sorles of letters on tho Imperial Press
Conference contributed by Mr. John Nelson
of thla oity, are exceedingly interesting as
obtaining impressions of a Western newspaper man who funis himself in the company
of the leading statesmen and thinkers of
Great Britain. Mr. Nelson's conimontn aro
incisive as woll as instinctive, and his letters are calculated to remove several wrong
impressions which have gained currency of
the personality and bearing of men who are'
Empire builders.—Viutiriu Post.
LADYSMITH!
Members of the
A. I. & D. Co. in Ladysmith
*-
Contracts for Light
and Sewers Will
Be Let at
Once.
When Mayor Nicholson called the
ppociul meeting of thc council to order lust evening there were presodt
Aid. Dier, Matheson, McKinnell, Roberts end Campbell. The mayor explained the object of the meeting,
and it was decided to deal first with
the electric light tenders.
All the representatives ot the
houses tendering for tbe plant were
present, and after some discussion
the council concluded that it would
be best to ask them all to retire,,]
and give each a man a chance to put
forth the best argument he could in
favor of his tender.
The representatives wore called in
turn and each man addressed the
council for five minutes, after which
they answered all interrogatories ot
the electrical engineer and the alder-'
men. The discourses were technical
and to one not acquainted with electrical terms would not be readily understood.
Alter all had delivered addresses,
the tenders came up tor consideration.
Mr. Turner, electrical engineer,
was asked to explain certain vague
terms in the tenders, and also to
show when all things were considered, which firm bad the best tender.
Mr. Turner was1 not disposed to
play any favorites, but he went into
the matter thoroughly. The various
tenders were uuulyzed, and the ic-
suit seemed to show that thc Coina-
-liun Westinghouse Company had tho
most advantageous proposal froml tlio
|etty's point of vlow. Tho tender ol
Hutcheson Bros., Victoria, hud many
teatures to recommend it, but the
pendulum swung slightly in the direction ot Iho Canadian Westinghouse
company. After discussing every ton'
turc of tho tenders, it was moved
nnd seconded that the contract be
awarded to the Canadian Westinghouse company, The motion was put
and carried 3 to 2.
.The mayor declared the motion carried, and arrangements were made to
draw up a contract with that firm in
accordance with the plans and specifications. .;
The Westinghouse tender was for
$16,193.36.
The council at once proceeded to
discuss the sewer proposition. This
was not so difficult. Several ot tbe
aldermen, with city engineer Morley
and contractor McDonald, had discussed the plans during .the day, and
had arrived at an understanding.
The engineer went into the proposal at length, and explained to the aldermen where slight modifications
that would not lessen the efficiency of
the work could be made, and at the
economy,
same   time  would   eflect   a    great
Mr. McDonald Was asked If the gen
eral conclusions reached were satis
factory and it he would be prepared
to enter into a contract on the liner,
suggested. He said he would, and it
was resolved unanimously to draw
up n contract with Mr. McDonald in
accordance with then changes made,
the approximate cost Ming $37,210.80.
There were congratulations that tbe
trouble was ovcr, and contractor.
McDonald promised to turn his mcu
loose on thc -work at onco.
Ladysmith Baseball
Tho Ladysmith 'oaseball team won
again last Sunday from their old rivals of Nnnalmo, with a Bcoro of 17
to 1. Joe rihndcrsun pitched a maB-
terly game, and had such players as
Shorty Graham, Fred Altkon and
Dumpy Qordon fanfned bo completely
lhat they \ymtld cat out ot hiiMiattJs.
Joe used (ivcrythiiig in, the way wt
curves that has been trlod up to aate)
aud also a lew ot his own,Invention.
He had the speed and 'he made nine
ot the boys (an the lirew.es. Adam
Simpi*)n ii ,a nitty shortstop en.l did
soma classy work, and M. <<err tore
off a 2-bagger and a borne run. O.
Delcourt was also there with A home
run and a 2-sacker. A. Morrison made
some good stopa on 1st base. The
outflelt'ers had little to do, hut they
showed, up strong when they were
called on to bat. C. Jennings umpired very satisfactorily to both
sides,   , k   *
The steamship Jeanie arrived trom
Seattle Monday afternoon to take
coal for a voyage to Alaska. Shc
will leave late this afternoon.
The Jeanie is under charter to thc
Alaska Investment and Development
Company of Port Townsend, Washington, which owns valuable water
and mineral rights in the Seward
peninsula in the vicinity of Nome.
For cargo she carries a complete construction outfit and supplies for a
season's work.
On board are President A. H.
Moore of tbe company and about
225 stockholders who are going up
to "put through" tbe great Eldorado)
ditch. The personnel of the expedition is unique in that every man is
a stockholder. They are from California, down as far as San Diego
and Los Angeles and as far up the
coast as Seattle and Spokane. All
are men of good standing in the
rommunitlcs whence they came, and
muny ol them men of wealth. The
party also includes 14 ladies.
The company owns water rights in
Eldorado river, 30 miles from Nome
to thc extent of over 9,000 miners'
inches, also 5,000 acres In tho immediate vicinity of Nome. Water for
sluicing and hydraulicing 1b tho
greatest necessity in thc Nome district and it is thought that thc completion ot the Eldorado ditch will
nearly double its output. Therefore
it is the purpose of the present expedition to rush the ditch to completion this season. Next year it is
the intention of the company to send
a similar   expedition   to   construct
power plants for the generation of
electricity for heating and lighting
thc district.
The importance of this ditch can
be judged by the tact that the
Cnited States government experts est
timate that there are yet $375,000,000
of placer gold to be taken out of the
Nome district. Tbe lack of water for*
sluicing and hydraulicing haa greatly delayed the work so tar, but this
condition be be greatly relieved when
tbe Eldorado ditch commences to
pour down floods. Some idea of the
magnitude of ths proposition may be
gained from tne fact that the company has offers for all of its water
tt $1.50 per inch per day—or over
$1,000,000 per annum, -Water is,*howi
ever, only one ot the propositions,.^
electricity and gold mining will follow the introduction of the water.
While here the members ot the pan
ty made themselveB very agreeable,
and spoke in terms of praise of the
evident prosperity of Ladysmith ano)
vicinity. They were particularly
struok witn thc beauty of the flowers, tho coloring of which, they said,
was more vivid and dolicate than even those that grow in southern Calif
fornia.
Last afternoon a baseball gamo
was played between tbe local team
nnd a team from tile Alaskan expedition which waB much enjoyed by
those who witnessed it.
The members of the expedition request the Chronicle to return thanks
for the many courtesies extended
them by citizens of Ladysmith.
Mr. John Stewart's
Account of His Trip
Shortly atter the Chronicle went to
press last Saturday, Mr. John Stewart telephoned from Somenos that
he bad reached there all right. This
was a great relief to Ms many
friends, who feared that he might
have met with a serious accident.
While he,had some trying experiences
he at no time felt that he would not
be able to make his,way to Chemainus river. '
After leaving camp on Friday morning he left the trail,- and before long,
he found himself on the banks of. McLeod creek. He knew that if be followed the sinuosities of this creek he
would sooner or later reach Chemainus river. Thc road was rough and
progress was slow. Early ln the afternoon his dog played out, aud- he
tried to carry him along, but be realized that his energies would soon be
exhausted, so he had to abandon tha
animal. Mr. Stewart passed muny
trails, but wisely refrained Irom following them, and kept following the
creek. He passed many abandoned
mining rumps, and spent a littio
time exploring the, old Mnjuba camp.
The building Is still in good condition, and locked up. Some 'day tho
owners may again use it. It was
rather lortunato lor Mr. Stewart
thai one ot these camp buildings hail
been recently occupied, lor in it be
found bucou, cheese and tea, und on
these ho made a hearty meal. He
bad to sleop out but tho following
morning, Saturday, he continued his
Journey, a little weary, but not in
tho least discouraged. For the lattev
portion ot hla journey the road was
good, and when he reached Copper
Canyon he knew exactly where he
was. When he reached Somenos, he
was tired, but is now disposed to
look back on hie trip as an outing.
Mr. Stewart knows more ol the
country than he did a lew weeks ago,
but docs not regret his experiences.
He, however, feels grateful to tbe
men who so cheerfully started out to
find him, believing that he was lost,
and while he has not been able to see
them in person to thank them, he
asks The Chronicle to express his
gratitude to one and all.
Bandit Raids
Everett Bank
Everett, Wash., July 6.—A lone
bandid held up Assistant Cashier E.
C. Olson, of the Bank ot Commerce,
shortly betore the bank closed this
afternoon, wounded Cashier J. L.
Lynch and escaped with a .few hundred dollars, the exact amount not
being known.
When the robber, who was unmasked, escaped on a bicycle which ho appears to have hidden in lhe vicinity
of the bank, he rode to tho north
end ot the city, and trom there went
to thc waterfront, where the pursuers tound a satchel tn which the robber hud carried tho loot. There was
but fifteen dollars left ln it. Officers
and citizens In automobiles are now
searching for the man, and bloodhounds have been sent for.
When the bandit entered the bank
be thruut two revolvers into.- Olson'a
tace and commanding him to throw,
up his hands, laid down one gun,
seized 1,1 the money within reach and
placed it in the satchel. The- thief
paid no attention to a few customers
in thc bank.
Cashier Lyon, who was in the rear
of the building, ran out the back
way and went to the front door,
whero he caught thc robber and grapi
pled. The robber shot three times,
one bullet passing through Lyon's
jaw and neck, making a serious
wound. He then fled, with both Lyon and Olson shooting at htm. The
thief's hat was shot off, and it is ts-
lieved he was slightly wounded. A)
(ew moments later he was seen ok
the bicycle frantically riding eway>
He is described ae young, smooth:
shaven and ol medium height. He
wore a long light colored coat. THE LADYSMITH CHRONICLE
And $200 at $10
Per Month
$500 CASH
For a First Class House on a Good Corntr.
did Soil, Good Stables, Etc.
This Is a  Bargain.
Splen-
JOHN STEWART
Notary Public Conveyancer
LADYSMITH, B.C.   ,
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
Head Office -  -  Toronto
CAPITAL $10,000,000: REST $0,000,00
Bonk Money Orders
ISSUED AT THE FOLLOWING RATES:
|9 and under         - 3 cents
Over 15 and not exceeding (IU, 6 "
ii   |10      "      "           130, 10 "
'•   |30      "      "          $50, 15 "
Thaaa ordara an payable at par at any otncr in
C insda ef a Chartarad Bank, eitcapt in ths Yukon
and at ths principal banking- polnta in ths Unitsd
Thar ara iwfotlabb at 14:80 to tha £ atarllna In
Great Britain and Inland. Thay form an axcal-
Itnt mattod or nmlttins small soma of monay
*ilhaaf<Wandatamall coatandmay baabUin-
M* without delay at any offlca of the Bank.
Hilbert & McAdie
LADYSMITH BRANCH   L. M. da Gex. Manager
THE LADYSMITH CHRONICLE
Pukllshad by Carloy & Carloy at Ladysmith,?. C.
•vary Wednesday and Saturday.
$1.50 a Yiar in Advance, 25c Pir Mtnth
AdvortialnR Rates on application.
Editorial Comment
It took some time to got around
to it, but tho psychological moment
at last arrived and the council rose
a) jual to the occasion. Not only was
the contract tor the installation of
the electric lighting plant let last
night, but the council followed up
the good work by authorizing a con
tract with Mr. McDonald for the construction of the sewers. Tbo Canadian Westinghouse, Company secured
the contract for the Installation ot
the lighting plant, and there is 'no
reason to believe that the iwork will
not be according to the plans and
specifications. Mr. Hugh McDonald,
the contractor for the sewers, has
done a large amount of that class of
work throughout the province and lt
haa always been satisfactory, Within lour months the city of Ladysmith
will be lighted by electricity, and
within twelve months from this date
we should have a modern system ol
sewerage. The light will be one ol
modern convenience, and the sewem
will improve the sanitary condition
ol the city. Throughout the long, tedious labor in securing these utilities
lor the city tbe council has been
guided by one object, viz., to provide the citizens with what they
voted lor with due regard to economy.
PRACTICAL EMBALMERS
First class Hearse supplied in Ladysmith.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT
Telephone No. 262 and 180
P. O. Box 735    -      •    Nanaimo
toria Colonist, and also realizing
that it has i a large circulation In Ladysmith, I am induced to- ask the
question, wlint docs Ladysmith benefit by getting the paper? The Colonist advertises Victoria and Victor-'
ia alone. Our Dominion sports are
never referred to and never will be
by the Victoria Colonist. It is always Victoria for the Victorian!* with
that paper. Well, that Is tbe way
the Colonist should be treated in this
town. That Is let thc Colonist keep
down the line, which is the best place
for it. Now, sir, let the Chronicle
have its own reporter down at the
House. He could send as many lake
telegrams as the Colonist, and what
is still better could advertise and advance the Interests, ot our own town.
Then, sir, soon tbe Victoria papers
would feel their loss in circulation.
Sir, you can read in the Colonist all
about Seattle, and more ot what is
going on in England, but we readers
at home want to know what is going
on around us. Our Interests are here,
not in London or Seattle, Let us
have tlie news of Vancouver Island
and all ol B. C. In a copy ol a
Vancouver paper there is more news
on the front page than in the whole
of the Colonist.
A HEADER OP BOTH.
The Colonist expresses the belief
that within twelve months there will
be a provincial election. Assuming
thla prophesy to be true, the McBride
government can rest assured that its
majority will be even greater ln thc
next parliament than tn thiB one,
(Premier McBride and Hon. Thomnil
Taylor have returned from their tour
through the interior. Everywhere
tbey met with hearty receptions, emphasising the popularity ol the policy ol thc government.
The rain yesterday came Just in
time. While there was no suffering
Irom drought, a lew days more dry
weather would have retarded growth
considerably.
A COMPLAINT.
(To tht Editor.)
Local and General
News Notes
Work will begin on the wood  side
walk on the Esplanade in a tew days
The Princess Royal and the   Princess Ena coal here this week.
I
D«ar Blrr-A« • reader ol the Vic-
Local raspberries are now ripening
and there will be any quantity on
the market ln a few days.
Mr. John Hepburn, a Victoria contractor, is in the city engaged ln
some work lor the E. ft N. railway.
The E. &E. railway is having thf
Iretght shed extended 40 feet whicli
has been made necessary on account
ot the increase ol business.
There have been a large number ol
representatives ol electrical supply
houses ln the city this week, all ol
whom were Interested ln the contract
lor the Installation of the electric
lighting plant.
On Thursday, July 1st, at tbe home
ot Mr. and Mrs. R. Wallace, their
daughter Isabella was united in marriage to Mr. Robert Sanderson. The
ceremony was performed by Rev. R.
Wilkinson. Miss Grace Wallace aetei)
ai bridesmaid and Mr. Jos. Sanderson supported the bridegroom, i A
large number ol guests were present,
and after the ceremony the frliu'.s
sat down to a spies lid supper. Tlie
young couple are well known Iii the
district, and their many friends wish
them every Joy in their married ",,te.
Mr. and Mrs. Sanderson lett on tbe
morning train on Friday to si end
their honeymoon ln Seattle.
The social meeting ot the W. O. T.
U. was held Monday evening at the
home of Mr. and Miss Gilchrist. M-iss'l' led by Charles C. Kingston
parliament?" We took their advice.
T was a stone-cutter at the time,
working on the' construction of the
new parliament house, the house In
which I now sit as prime minister.
We put up two men tor the -Legislative Council, and wo returned them
both. Six months later the general
election came, and we returned 15
members in a house of 54. Wo supported the Liberal Government, then
Por six
Gilchrist read an excellent report of
the convention, which was held In
Vancouver. The report from, the unions of the province showed that the
work was p-ogresslng all over B. C.
Ladysmith union had a -.'ood report showing splendid progress for
the year. A few items of business
were attended to after which straw
berries and cream, etc., were served,
and with songs and music a pleas
ant evening was speftt A ttnrty
vote of thanks was tendered to Mi-
anil Miss Gilchrist for their kindness
in entertaining the union.
Last Monday morning a pile of
lumber in the yard at Deep Cieek
sawmill, belonging to the Okanagan
Lumber company, at Armstrong, B.
C, caught fire and in a few minutes
the whole yard was enveloped in
flames. At the time Foreman Johnson, with the exception ol the engineer, was alone In the mills aud it
was some time before help could be,
obtained. A gang of men lett fiom
Armstrong for the scene and not until 4 o'clock In the afternoon wire
they successful in extinguishing the
flames. How tbe fire originated in a
mystery and as the lumber yard Is
some distance from the mill the conflagration could not havct been ttnrt-
ed from a spank. The loss Still be
heavy.
Death of
Premier Thomas Price
Router's Adelnlde correspondent reports the death, last month, of Mr.
Thomas Price, the Labor Prime Minister of South Australia. Mr. Price
had been failing since his return
from England, and had been an invalid since tbe last session of Parliament.
Mr. Price had many associations
with' Lancashire. Although he was
born at Brymbo, near Wrexham,
fifty-seven years ago, he spent nearly
all his early life in Liverpool, where'
his father followed the trade of
stonecutter. When thc lad was old
enough he went to a 'penny school',
but had to leave to help his father
when he was nine years old. Up to
his twenty-ninth year young Price
worked at hi; trade ot stone-cutting
In and about Liverpool. He put in a
good deal- of his spare time at night
classes and public work. As a young
man he became interested in politics
and joined the Liverpool Liberal or
ganisation and the Irish Home Rule
League. By the,time he was thirty
one he had become a master mason
and employed a fair number ot men
but his health broke down, and on
medical advice he sailed with his
'wife and child for Australia, taking
with him what money he had saved
His idea was to start farming, but
this plan was not a success, and he
fell back on his old "trade tor a live
llhood and actually worked on tbe
construction ot the Parliament Housf
at Adelaide, in which some years
after his voice was heard trom the
prime minister's seat.
Mr. Price embarked on the
troubled sea of politics not long after
his arrival, and, attaching himself
to the Labor party, rose rapidly to
the front rank. The story ot the
growth and final success ot the Labor party may be told In Mr. Price's
own words: "The fight began immediately alter tbe great strike which
swept over Australia ln 1891. Labor
was beaten in that struggle. But
both tho victors and tho deteated realized that strikes were a barbarous
method ol settling differences ot
opinion. "Why don't you men turn
your attention to politics,", said 'our
best Irlends, "and fight out these |
matters on tho floor ol tbe house, ol
years we supported the Government,
nnd then the pendulum swung and
our number was reduced to five. In
thc course of time the people said,
"What is the use ol supporting Labor men il thoy always bark and never bite? Aro they afraid ol the responsibility ot lorming a Government ol their own?' We were slowly
getting ready to bite. In, May, 1905,
I challenged the Government—a nondescript Government It was—by a
vote of no confidence,, and we defeated them. By that time we had restored our numbers to 15, and nine
Liberals followed me. By that time,
also, the membership of the house
had been reduced Irom 54 to 42."
Mr. Price formed a coalition ministry of two Labor men and two Liberals. A furious battle was raging
with the upper house concerning the
franchise for the election of members
of that body. Bills granting a wider franchise were time after time
passed by the lower house and as otten rejected by the Legislative Cornell. Before accepting office Mr. Price
insisted on the right to demand "a
penal election" should the upper
house remain stubborn. The upper
bouse would not budge; Mr. Price
went to the country and returned
with a good working majority; the
bill wns sent back to the upper
house, and after a long struggle a
compromise was'reached, considerably
extending the franchise. Mr. Price
was a prominent Recha'ntte mil
a firm believer in women's suflrage.
The women's vote in Australia, he
declared, had purified politics and
had brought moral and social questions to the forefront.
COURT NEWCASTLE, A. O. F.
The semi-annual meeting of the
abovo order was held on Tuesday
night when a very large representation of delegates trom tbe Nanaimo
order wore presont, and assisted District Sub-Chief Ranger Williams to
install the following office-bearers foe
the ensuing term:
C. R.— Geo. W. Cavin.
8, C. R.— E. Comley.
Secy.— G. Morton.
Treas— J. Burns.
S. W.- A. Cloko.
J. W- J. E. Parrot.
S. B.— W. Lonon.
J. B.— W. Brown.
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Meditations of
a Rounder
If It so chance that you like
peaches better than plums you are
happier when you can get peaches
than when plums only are on the tai
Lie. lt poetry please you more than
lawn-tennis you are doing better
with your life when you can hide
away in a quiet corner with a vol-
tmo of Tennyson than when you are
compelled, by politeness or good nature, to hit, or to miss, the elusive
ball amidst the applause or derision,'-
i s the case may be, of heated and
interested onlookers. If the conversation of A soothe your soul and set
jou moro at your ease than tbe ir-
responE^le chatter of B, then delight
for you lies ln cultivating A and in
leaving B to his own devices. On
tho other hand, if B's airy persi
llage make music in your soul
whereas A's improving talk slightly
lores you, then your welfare is better attained by encouraging B to
labblo and by edging away from A
as courteously, though as decisively,
i.s possible. If the modern drama
leave you cold and weary, while the
symphonies of Beethoven or of
Brahms stimulate your imagination
nnd rouse your emotion to the 'nth
degree, then every time you go to a
theatre when you might have gone
to a concert you are doing the best
you can in the circumstances to render your life bere below a trifle less
festive than It might he. If the
fresh air of the fields on Sunday
morning uplift your heart more than
the heated or chilly atmosphere of
church or chapel, then so far as this
world is concerned (I say naught of
the next) a walk, and not a service,
is the thing for you.
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Now I am fully aware, quite as fully aware as you can be, thnt the
whole of that last paragraph reads
as tritely as a politician's speech on
the war, as platltudlnously as a copy-book heading, |You feel, I am ceiv
tain, that you knew all that (betore;
and so no doubt you did. What I
question whether you did or even
now do know Is all, or even a small
part, of what' that string of commonplaces implies and Involves. I
dare say when you began the study
of Euclid, some years ago, you knew
quite well what a point and what a
straight line was, you would have
rtcognised a triangle had you met it
in the street, and were on nodding
acquaintance with a circle. It did'
not take long to eonvincc you tbat
things which arc equal to the same
thing are equal to one another; but
—tat—you had no sort of idea what
the old Greek geometrician was going to make out of those definitions
and axioms before he bad done with
you. Well, then, those obvious observations of mine about plums and
lawn tennis, music and Sunday observances, are, I would have you
know, of ^the nature of axioms of the
art of life—self-evident propositions
which must be known, and, more
than known, acted upon, if that art
Is ever to be acquired with any sort
of proficiency. They are what philosophers call the propaedeutics of
the art. They state in a simple, understandable way the profound truth
that life's happiness consists in the
following preferences..
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Just read that first paragraph once
more, to please me, and see if you
really did know all it contains—
know, I mean, in the full, true sense
of the word; know, with the knowledge that expresses itself in action.
Be honest with yourself, and try to
remember how many times, when
your host has offered you a peach,
you have passed it by and taken a
plum, either because there were not
many peaches on the dish and you
thought some other oi the guests
might also like them better than
plums, or because you did not want
it to appear that the more   cxpen-
small matters a desire to be "unselfish." Cr, -perhaps, you may say it
is something subtler than that—a
sort of higher selfishness, an attempt
to stand well with your fellow-creatures by doing what they wunt rather than what you prefer. About um
selfishness we'll speak some other
day; but as to this eft'ort after popularity (it comes to that) by resigning your preferences—lot me advise
you closely to study your own cat,
hcr habits and ways. Thc cat is a
great, within her limits a supreme,
artist ln life. And she Is the most
popular, the best treated of all domestic animals. For one cat who ever has a harsh word spoken to her,
a dozen petted dogs are whipped
twice e Way. Even the children, more
often than not, havo to give way to
the cat when feline and childish interest conflict. Now tho cat, judging from observation, has ono ob/icc.
in life—her own comfort. Your dog
not Infrequently tries to please you,
your cat invariably pleases herself.
She followB her own preferences with
single-hearted enthusiasm. It you
hurt hor she scratches, if you stroke
her she purrs; and you do stroke her,
just for the mere pleasure of hearing
hor purr. There are few sounds in r.a t
ture so delightful, in a quiet, unexciting way, as the purring of a cat.
And a cat never purrs to please other people, but purely as an expression of her own content with things
in general. No wonder the dog hates,
persecutes, and envies her, tor he la
a botcher, a bungler, a hodman in
the art of life; she, as I said, is a
consummate mistress. She gets ber
own way, and popularity to boot
Therefore go not to the ant or   to
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Hive fruit was a rarity to you. Con- \an^ other in8ect or lcBBOns of li,e;
sider if you have never' made rather p ratnw to the cat* That is wnat
a nuisance ot yourself by ^ying.'the old Egyptians did;'they made her
lawn-tennis maladroitly, just because  sacrosanct, a sort of goddess.  In the
(and you knew It all the time) the
other players did not like to seem
to leave you out of the social circle. If you tell me that you have
never allowed yourself to be dragged
to a theatre when you would much
rather have stayed at home, or as I
put it, gone to a good concert, then,
frankly, I do not believe you. And
as to church, well now, come," honestly?
*  *  t
But you will probably offer as   an
You begin to glimpse my meaning
now, I am sure. It you feel it de
rogatory to go to natural history
for tho moral of it all, look about
you among your acquaintances, and
pick out therefrom the one you like
best, like best to meet, to see at
your dinner, table; thc,one whose Intimacy stimulates you most, depresses you least. Unless you are aniexi
excuse or as an explanation of your' ceptionnlly constituted person you
avoidance, rathor than your follow- j will flnd him thc man of robust
ing,   of   your   preferences   in   these, health, of strong will, of marked pre
East thc dog is an outcast,
derstand life in the East.
They un-
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forences; the man who, as they say,
takes a line ot his own and sticks tci
it. That is the man you would rather have beside you In time, either
of joy or of trouble; not the "good
fellow," tho fellow who is always bo
ready to go out of ills way to render you some trilling service. You
would say you liked the latter best
lt it were put to you, I dare say;
but, as a matter of fact, when it
comes to choosing a companion, you
select the former. And for a most
e-cellent reason. When ho docs anything that pleases you, you know
quite well that he is pleasing himself too, and so you both are happy.
Whereas in the case of thc other,- you:
are never quite sure that he is not
putting himself about abominably,
neglecting his duties or his interests, for your sake, and then if you
are at all the right sort, the suspicion makes you uncomfortable—
uneasy, at Vny rate—and so you
both, instead of gaining, have lost
something in life. Let us take one
small example; it will stand for a
host of other cases that aro constantly arising in the affairs of every
day. You have a special armchair in
your study cr sitting-room. "Sou hold
it to be tho most comfortable chair
in tbe house; and so it is—for you.
You aro used to it; it has shaped it-
sell, in that subtle way chairs have,
to you body's contours; its very cushions, spontaneously, as it seems,
adjust themselves to your curves anj
angles. It is to you what the master fiddler's fiddle is to him. Well,
a Iriind calls to see you. You spring*
out of that chair and ask him to
take it, insist upon his taking it
"Take ^his;. you will find It the most
comfortable," you say cordially. Alter a moment's boggling he hoes as
he is told. And lot he finds it not
comfortable a bit. It is not to him
in the least what it has become to
you, and you sit in another chair to
which you are unaccustomed, and
which disgruntles you wofully. And
you both feel something askew; he
because he hns turned you out of
your chair, and you because you hava
turned yourself out of it; and so the
very talk between you jolts instead
of running smoothly upon oiled
wheels, as it were. And all because
in a spirit ot sheer contrariety,, from
Ignorance of the art of lite, you will
not honestly, straightforwardly Indulge your preferences.
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But your duty*- to your neighbor 1
you will object. Bah! your j-.ity to
your neighbor! Your duty 10 your
neighbor consists in just this, In let
ting your neighbor follow his own
rreferences—do what he likes, ln familiar phrase. That old illustrated
joke of "Punch"—you remember it—
"Go nnd see what baby's doing, and
tell him not to," has a world-wide
application. Not babies only are affected Injuriously by the false philo
sophy lt Implies. From our cradle
upwards, and then downwards to our
cofiln, some well-meaning but egreg-
lonsly mistaken body is always pull
ing at our' pinafores or at our frock-
coats, in an attempt to hinder the
indulgence, the harmless Indulgence
of our preferences. Only yesterday
in a little cottage garden, some half
a mile away from where I am now
writing, I saw a little nipper of
four or five years old playing con
tentcdly with a couple of 'broken tiles,
so broken as to be of no use to
anybody ln the wide world but li.'m-
self. Presently out from the cottage!
door strides a woman, his mother
(his best friend; als, it is always
our best friends!), with her bare
arms elbow-clad In soap-suds. "Now,
then, 'Oruce," she cries in irritated
rauccous accents, "drop them hits
n' tiles. You know you alnt to avc
'cm. Give 'cm to me this mlnnit, ol'
I'll let yer know." She snatched the
poor Improvised pluythlngs from the
urchin jand flung them Into the rond;
and Horace, whimpering aud tearful, looked after them, all bewildered
ut the Inexplicable ways of superior
authority. There was no reason lo
the world why that baby should not
have been suffered to go on playing
with those tiles, except the tyrannous—no, I won't say tyrannous exactly—but the pragmatical Instinct
of the woman to exercise power and
to Interfere with the Indulgence of
another's preferences. That woman
stood to me as a symbol of all humanity, all wrong-headed, erroneous,
muddy-brained humanity; all that
part of lt, at least, which is Ignorant ot the first principles of the rat
of lite,   .
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I feel, nay, I am pretty sure that
thosh observations of mine will he
useless to such ot my readers who
nre not already hard upon middle
ago; b'ecauso it takes us nigh upon
flvo-and thirty years of lito to find
out with any'.accuracy what our real,
ns contrasted with our Imaginary,
preferences are. That naught but experience can over teach us, and some
of us oven experience Itself is Impotent to teach.  You may for years
imagine you have been pursuing it:
whereas really you have been tit ing
the thing because someone else re
commended it to you, or ,'-om the
force of your neighbor's example. It
lias never occurred to you to sit
down quietly and frankly to face the
-question, "Do I truly ilike this thing,
cr do I not?" The chances are that
when you do you will be flabbergasted to discover that the act or habit
in question has pleased neither yourself or anybody else. Down on thc
flpwer-decorated banks of a narrow
river I once received an answer from
a tramp which was as unexpected as,
in my view, it was magnificent. He
was a broad-shouldered, sinewy fellow; his damaged boots lay on the
grass beside him, and he was bathing
his naked feet in the running stream.
As I came up to him, he looked up
and asked mc, apropos of nothing in
particular, for wo were miles away
from tho nearest hotel, for the price
of a pint of beer. I saw no urgent
reason for giving it to him, and I
said so. "Why don't you get some
work," I asked him; "there's plenty
about here," I added. He looked me.
honestly, straight in the eyes,
"Weil," he said, "the fact is, gov'-
ner, I don't get on with work, net
in a regular way. Don't like it. d'ye
see? I can do with a job now and
again in the winter time, but these
here warm days I can't stick it no-
howl" Neither could I, cn that glorious afternoon. I grasped his hand,
and felt that we were brothers, brother artists in the art of life'. Hoi'e
was a man who did what he liked,
and liked to say so, and such   men
are rare.
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I am no high-smiting, complacent
optimist, as you know. I recognize
all too fully, all too palntully, that
the indulgence of most of their preferences is denied by circumstances to
the most of the sons end daughters
of men. But even the hardest be%t
of all, I, in my heart, believe, could
follow and Indulge many more of
them than he has either the will or
the sense to do. Outside limits we
all of us have, outside and irremovable, but the limits thnt most hinder our happiness, curb our delight,
make dismal our days, are limits
within; feeble barriers that a If tath
bravely breathed shall, overthrow.
A Woman's Notebook
A pretty woman was dining With
me the otfier evening, and when she
had left the room I heurd a man remark, "What waste of that woman's
life, I can't think why she hos never
married!" The tone of pity raised
my argumentative side. "Why u pity?" I asked mildly. "Because every
woman wants to get married.'' he
said, "and she has sacrificed herself
to hcr parents." If he-bad said, every woman happily married is happier than the happiest spinster, I
should have cordially agreed with
hiin, but to say "every woman wants
to get married" was a sweeping assertion that only a man who has failed to move with the times could ever make.
a   a   a
This man, I really believe,   thinks
that no woman would refuse the
chance of matrimony, were the otter
even a fairly reasonable one. How
little he realises of the modern woman and her ideas! There are women who have bad chances galore,
and who have refused men whom I,
as a mere onlooker, have greatly
wondered at their refusing. And
why? I think almost all the women
who refuse to mnrry arc those who
have money of their own, and they
nre often very wise in their choice
of slnglc-blessedness.
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It love comes to a woman, she never refuses marriage; but whereas tbe
girl who has no money Is practically
torcod cither to marry or earn hcr
own living, the woman of means has
no such unpleasant Incentive for/marrying "anybody." It is superfluous
to say that nowadays women are
growing Independent. And not only
can most of us earn our own living,
but men leave their daughters control of their money in these days;
and unmarried women are often happy as bachelor women Instead of
crabby old maids. Marriage is a
grave risk, and, it Is no wonder that
women who can afford the alternative often prefer a life of complete
and happy liberty. Sometimes I
think lt ia only a married woman
who can really appreclato the real
joys ol spinstcrhood. She sees her
unmnrrlcd friends free to go abroad
or go here and stay thero with never
a scowl to face, nor the constant
"you. can't do this and yon must do
that" which gives so many married
woman a painful feeling of limitation
nnd bondage.
a    a    *
Marriage, unless perfect sympathy
and understanding exists, is a   con-,
stant system of petty restraint.
There is always someone whose permission has to be won before a woman can take a few days' holiday ot
have her rooms done up or spend
money in any way, and that "someone," when consulted, does not always give either a gracious consent
—nor give the money. This is my
brief for the free and happy spinster
who prefers having "a good time and
ho one to jaw at her," as a friend off
mine most inelegantly expressed it,
On the other hand, if a woman is
lucky enough to marry the man Bho
loves, all discord fades away before
Love; and even the petty restraints
are merely little golden chains, and
the faults of the man she loves are
less irksome than the virtues of any
other. The ideal marriage sets us
down at the very gates of Heaven itself. But marriages, alas! are not all
ideal, and to anything less than ideal
matrimonial happiness I strongly re-,
commend thc blessedness of freedom.
ia*
It is strange how these little views
of life entirely escaped my friend the
elderly bachelor, who still judges wo»
men and society by the thoughts
which used to prevail (n his youthful
days. Many things in regard to women have entirely changed, and
among the better and wiser changes
is that old thought that the women
who were given to good works must!
needs be dowdy. It is undeniable
that "good" women used to Wear
dowdincss as a sort of hall mark of
virtue. As a matter of fact, dowdincss is merely a mark of bad taste
and a sign of some lack in the mind.
Women are no longer lacking in the
wisdom that chooses pretty rather
than ugly clothing, and women wbo
do not make the best of their .appearance, even when visiting their poorer
sisters, are losing a golden opportunity of giving pleasure. All poor
people prefer prettiness to dowdincss. Why hobnailed boots and short
skirts and a plain and dowdy appearance should always accompany
tracts and soup I, for one, could
never conceive.
• a •
It is wrong from an ethical point
ot view for any woman to despise
adornment ln moderation and good
taste. It is merely outraging our
sense of the beautiful Instead of cultivating it assiduously and choosing
lovely colors and harmonious adornment in place of the revolting, ugly
garments that are still sometlmea
supposed to express hygiene or virtue.
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It is astonishing sometimes how
unconsciously careless we are ot tbe
feelings of the person to whom we
are talking. A young man told me
the other day that a friend of his
went with him to consult a lawyer.
The solicitor, a shrewd-looking and
kindly old gentleman, was listening
to an irate explanation of how bia
clerk had failed to do something that
had been "expected of him. "Yes, yoii
aro quite right, it was his fault,"
said the solicitor. "But why are
these confounded lawyer's clerks so
stupid," asked tho angry man. "I
do not know; my dear sir," rejoined
the solicitor kindly, "but would you
mind alluding to them as 'lawyer's
cenfoundtd clerks'?"
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properties, it is reasonably certain,
have the making of mines. Thc lessees of the Blue Bird, within a week
after they commenced on tho surface
to take the ore out of a recently-
found ledge, extracted a carload of
30 tons which will give smelter returns of at least $2,400. This i3 a
record which is hard to beat anywhere and gives ground for the presumption that explorations at depth
will lead to profitable results. What
is wanted in order to demonstrate
that thc Blue Bird is a mine of- great
value is explorations at depth. It Is
thought that the diamond drill would
bo more UBeful in the preliminary explorations than any other method
that could be adopted, as it would
show where the rich ore shoots are
locnted and it would then be a simple matter to get at them by means
of shafts and crosscuts.
The fortunate lessees of the Blue
Bird, it is believed, if the carbonate
ore they are extracting is found in
large quantities, for which the indications are good, will be able, by
the employment of a few additional
nun, to extract a fairly large fortune
before their lease will have expired.
It is sincerely hoped that they will,
for they have uncovered two or three
valuable ore shoots and are fully entitled to whatever profit they may
be able to make, as they took chances at the start.
If two or three mines ar-e added to
the shipping list as a result of t^eir
finds, their names will be honored by
tho residents of thc city and in addition to this they will reap a considerable profit from thc finds they
have made. ,
"There is a large area in the South
Belt that carries ledges similar to
those of the Hattio Brown and the
Blue Bird and it is a splendid field
for,those who are inclined to tako a
fighting or speculative chance in mining. Once a find is made thero will
he but little trouble experienced in
getting it 'to the smelter, as thc railway runs through thc productive
belt. Now is the time to secure a*
mineral claim in the South Belt, as
in a few months from now the claims
there will he considerably dearer than
they arc at present.—EosBland Miner.
HOW CANADA HAS CONTRIBUTED
Somewhere about 1879, Sir John
A. Macdonald decided to build the
Canadian Pacific Railway from Montreal to Vancouver. That road cost
Canada one hundred and fifty million
dollars. Supposing instead of doing
that, he had Invested that amount
of money in battleships and cruisers
would hi; have done more for the Defence of the Empire? Is not thc C.
P. R. today a greater asset in Imperial defence than fifteen or twenty
battleships and cruisers of the vintage of 1879-1880? Will not thc National Transcontinental and Grand
Trunk Pacific which will cost Canada ln pledged credit and cash nearly two hundred million dollars, be
an equally important link in Imperial defence? These two railways will
enable Canada to defend itself more
effectively if it is ever called upon to
do so. They will enable British
troops to be moved across the North
American continent if it is ever necessary that they should travel i4
that direction. They connect the
British forces on the Atlantic ocean.
They are truly Imperial contributions.
This answer to the charge of niggardliness may be further enlargod
by pointing to our military expenditures. Australia and New Zealand,
being island nations and having no
international boundary lines to consider, have paid little attention to
their land forces. Their expenditures'
in this direction have been small,
which accounts for their naval reserve establishments and their cash
oontriyutlons to the British navy.
Great Britain never maintained a
land force ln thoso countries in the
sense thnt she did In Canada. Therefore the contributions ol tho colonics differed. Australia and Now
Zealand contributed by relieving
Great Britain of a portion of the naval expense; Canada contributed by
relieving Great Britain of a portion
of the military expense. British
troops at Esquimalt, Quebec and
Halifax once cost thc British treasury a considerable annual sum,- today that expense Is borne by Canada.
The man who points out how much
more Australia has done than Canada is unfamiliar with the facts. If
he knew his history, ho would find
that Canada has mado permanent
contributions of exceptional value.
Before 1902, lt was thought by Im
perialists that tho colonies would
contribute money and men and Great
Britain would do the defending. Canada's attitude at the Colonial Conference of that year proved that this
scheme was practically impossible.
The self-governing colonies were not
willing to be considered dependents
looking entirely to Great Britain ton
direction and protection. They de
sire.l to be considered self-sustaining
nations in alliance with the Motherland. It was Canada's Premier who
in 1902 spoke of the British Empire
.as "a galaxy of independent nations." He did not invent the idea,
but he mado tlio phrase. The idea
was in the air, and he translated it
into words.
The enthusiastic Imperial-Fcdera-
tionists of the day were dismayed.
They feared it meant independence or
separation. They have, however,
gradually learned that it does not
necessarily involve either!" The affection for the Motherland, the willingness to sacrifice something in the
common cause is as great today ae
ever. Colonial nationalism is not incompatible with Imperialism, though
it has destroyed the hope of an Inv
perlal Federation with Great Britain
as the dominant factor.— Canadian
Courier.
FATAL FACILITY.
Ever since the historic days of the
Admirable Crichton a certain class ot
young people, at a certain age, havo
an extravagant desire to achieve
versatility, lt is a fever of young
blood and it has burned out the
genius of many a gifted youth. A
writer in Musicul Tempo gives the
following experience, which is only_
too common.
"Ono of tho oddest cases in tho
way of a violin pupil that l'ever undertook, was that of a young girl,
of singular quickness of perception,
witli excellent fingers, fine bow arms,
and  possessing 'temperament.'
"This girl developed rapidly. Just
however, at tho stage where renewed
eflort and particular attention to detail was indispensable to the bringing out of hcr talent, shc stopped
taking the music lessons nnd went .to
painting china.
"In a few months, having accomplished many a pretty effect with her
painting, she returned, took a short
course, then was oft again; this time
it was dancing (for which she had
much talent). She had received an offer from a traveling company for a
few weeks, so she accepted, forgetting
her violin, but making a pronounced
success of the dancing. Returning
from the trip, she .lingered awhile at
hcr painting, enjoyed her social life
at home, embroidered a little, read
a little, but did not touch her violin, despite hcr friends earnest desire
that she resume its study.
"At length, ot for own accord, she
returned, settled down in earnest to
Dont and Kreutzer, practiced three
or four hours a day, developing mort'j
rapidly than ever, and finally blossoming forth into an exceedingly effective little "concert soloist, with
promise of a great future success.
"At nearly the end of her last
term I noticed the flagging interest,
and at the last lesson she came in
radiant: 'Oh, I've got such a nice
chance to j go on the stage'lf And she
went (to my deep chagrin), I felt
that hcr truest art-life las in music.
and in the violin, and believed the
stage idea to be but a fancy,
l'l lost track of her after, and have
not heard of her as in, the stage life,
so I conclude shc has again 'veered
off,' nnd may, perhaps, have taken
up hcr painting or ber dancing atnln
Hers was as fatal a case of 'shifting
facility' as I over knew.
"Because of failure in concentration she lost a musical career, and
mny be said also to have spoiled hcn.
sclf for cither successful painting,
dancing, or acting, for, so far as I
could see, Bhe wns nearly equally
gifted ln each of these lines; the violin, however, taking the precedence.
Perhaps, through the exorcise of
powers of tho highest sort, a teacher mny now and thon succeed .in1 holding such a vagrant genius strictly to
one vocation. The case in hand balded mc however, and would, I think,
present serious dllHculticu to teachers in gencrul."
BEHIND THE CURTAIN.
Tho average person,, when he takes
a (seat in a church feels some interest in the music. Unless he is distinctively religious, the music will
occupy a largo share of his attention. Why Is that, when the choir
Is kept out of Bight, the effect iB bo
much greater than when thc congregation can watch the choir in its
work? Let one tako his place in any
of the old-fashioned churches where
tho organ loft is nbovo or behind
htm, and tho music as it comos stealing in from an unseen source, becomes at once uplifting, seems appropriate  to the   place and to  the
feelings. An atmosphere of repose is
produced which we recognize to belong there. For a little whilo, at
least, thc style of millinery in the
adjacent pews ceases to attract. For
a littio while the thoughts dotach
themselves from the- visible and
earthly, and one feels why he has
come.
But on the othor hand, let him attend in one of the more modern temples of worship, where the organ is
in or over the chancel, and the choir
is in full view. Let the high-priced
soprano rise to interpret somo brilliant selection under tbe gaze of the
whole church. How much of tho religious element quickly subsides! Almost immediately thoughts aro suggested which belong more properly to
thc concert room. The listener growd
critical; he passes judgment on the
quality of the voice, or the method
or the manner, or the costume of
tho singer; he watches how the organist manages his swells or his pedals; in fact a large portion of the
and It will take exceptionally good
religious mood is quickly distracted,
preaching, later on, to bring the supposed worshipper into the suitable
frame of mind for his service.
The same diSerence is constantly
to be noticed in the opera. If a hit
of melody is hoard by the audience
behind the scenes how impressive it
becomes! The chorus of villagers in
the first scene of, "Faust" is a case
in point. Still more vivid is the caU
of the trumpet in the prison scene of
"Fidelio." The listeners fairly catch
their breath at the sound, while
their emotions rise to a high pitch.
In the play, so popular at this moment, "When Knighthood was in
Flower," observe tho extreme eflect
produced by the striking of a few
solemn chords on an organ and the
tolling of n bell back of tho stage,
when thc news comes that King Louis
is dead.
One of thc most remarkable effects
of this kind wns observed at thc
first appearance in this country of
tho celebrated German tenor, Thco-
dor Wachtcl. It was nothing more
than thc opening serenade of "II
Trovntorc," which every one in tho
house knew by heart. But tho ox-
trenio beauty of the voice, its power, its artistic phrasing and, most
of all, the fact that it was invisible,
thrilled the audience to a degree
which is very unusual in musical experience.
We have asked why is this? Perhaps it is not easy to explain. We
may say that, while the eye has far
more work to do, ordinarily, than
the ear, the very number of its sensations helps to overcame the accustomed effects of sound. It is at least
certain that sound arouses the imagination to a degree higher than
sight, and thnt music iB therefore in
no danger of losing its supremacy
among thc arts.
Sunshine   grates   have
maximum  strength
Sunshine Furnace has
four triangular grate bars,
each having three distinct sides. In the
single-piice and two-piece grate no such-like
provision is made for expansion or contraction
and a waste of coal always follows a shaking!
On the left- and right-hand sides are cotter pins, which when
loosened permit the grates to slide out. These four grate bars
are made of heavy cast iron, and are finished up with bulldog
teeth.    The teeth will grind up the toughest clinker • and
CLOSING  EXERCISES
AT DUNCAN SCHOOLS.
Duncan, July 7.—Tho closing exer-
cises of the Clifl's school were held
on Wednesday afternoon. The parents and friends of the boarders and
day pupils were invited to be. pres-
sent. Prizes were given and the following ■, programme rendered; Musical drill and calesthenics, the leaders of which were Norah Bazett, In-
ercs Bodwell, Molly and Isobel Fulton; recitations, Romans XII., by the
whole school; "Thc Brook" and "The
Psalm of Life," lower school; "High
Tide" (Jean Ingelow), the middle
class; "Tho LoBt Leader" (Browning)
Arabella Welch; Perfect Woman"
(.Wordsworth), Norah Bazett; "Eglantine and Waterfall" (Wordsworth*!,-
Virginia Parker. The musical drill
was particularly good, the pupils not;
only taking their parts with precision, but with evident pleasure. The
Cliff's school has never had a more
successful term's work. Miss Wilson,
thc principal, is to be congratulated
upon the good showing.
Tho Duncan public school held their
exercises on Wednesdny afternoon.
Promotions wero left until the beginning of tho new term. After a
short programme by the school tho
pupils presented Miss McNcoly, who
is leaving, a fountain pon und an
address, rend by Ella Tnrlton. MIhii
McNccly, who has finished two years
of most successful work, is leaving
for California. On the opening ol the
school in September, arrangements
will be made, if lt Is possible, to hav
the principal take up first and socond
year High school work.
Twenty-eight candidates from tho
district have just finished writing the
entrance examination . Tne largest
number (rom any one school was
eleven from Duncan.
Tho Portland, Hotel has changed,
hands, Barclay & Conlln having,disposed of their interests to Mr. A,
Leslie Collingwoodi Mr. Barclay will
remain with the new proprietor.
SvHSHMEjumacei
j because the grates are made in sections, not only can nothing but dust and
ashes pass through, but after each shaking a different side can be presented
to the fire. Also, .vith the Sunshine grate there is no back-breaking
movements attached to the shaking.    By gently rocking the lever, first on the
' left and then on the right, the ashes are released on both tides,and fall through
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"LAND REGISTRY ACT/f
Lot 4, Block 29 (Map 703   A)
In thc matter of an application tor
a Duplicate Certificate of Title to
Town of Ladysmith.
Notice is hereby given that it   is
my intention  at  tho  expiration  ot
one month from tbe date ol the first
publication hereof to Issue a Duplicate Certificate of Title to snld land
issued   to   William Beverldge   and
Henry Hclfol on tbe 3rd day of November, 1902, and numbered 8203 C.
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Marriage a la Mode.
The Fernie Free Press is authority
for the following:.
When Rev. Ale*:. Dunn was living
in apartments in the Alex Beck block
an American couple came to him to
be married. The would-be bride was
a girl of ample proportions who
claimed to hail from St. Louis, Mo.
Tho groom was a slender little man-
nle who registered from Spokane.
Rev. Dunn was alwayii willing to give1
a manifest to those who wished to
embark on the treacherous sea of
matrimony. The coremony proceeded
with due solemnity until it came to
that part of the service where tho
bride is asked if she will "love, honor nnd obey" hor lordship. With a
conadent drawl which completely upset the reverend gentleman's gravity
the bride replied, "I certainly
WILL." ,
That reminds ns of the pre-nuptinl
difficulties and the unique marriage'
of a happy couple now living in one
of the little quartz-mining towns of
West Kootenay. The name of the
town and the names of the high contracting parties are purposely changed to avoid recognition of tho good
people who participated in (this amur-
ing wedding. If this comes to the
eyes of the, old-timers of the particular burg where the scene was laid
they will readily recall the incident.
Silver City was an amitious little
village of several hundred souls.
These were looked' after by a Methodist minister who used to come in
on alternate Sundays and preach the
word. If there were any woddings or
baptisms to be pulled off he would
stay ovcr till Monday and then be
seen ho more by the villagers for a
fortnight.
Jim Spraguo was a mule skinner
who gave high-grade galena Its preliminary lift on the way to the
smelter. Becky Williams wns a biscuit shooter in Silver City's only
Brst-class hotel. Jim had bcon getting fed better than most of the other steady boarders for some time and
Becky had formed a habit of watching the back window for the four-
horse outfit that used to crawl down
the side of Red mountain about 5
o'clock.
On Tuesday evening tho team stampeded into the village with a small
bag of ore sacks nnd without a driver. The wagon brake had gone
wrong and Jim, without a buckling
strap, had been pitched out on the
side of the road. There was a general rush up tbe switchback wagon
road' to locate Jim's remaiudor. Becky found him first. It's nobody's business how she carried on. Suffice it
that Jim was not seriously hurt by
bis fall but much enlightened by tbe
girl's behaviour. She said she should
have died if anything had happened
to him. Ho suddenly discovered that*
his life without her was some imperJ
feet and said they Bhould be married
at once. Then she could nilrse his
npraded scalp. She was dead anxious)
to nurse.
Just here their difficulties commenced. There was no parson within two day's journey. A license was
procured from the official who combined . in himself tiearly all the offices
ln tho gift of the provincial government to that community.
Somebody suggested the judge
Thc judgo was a stipendiary magistrate who had just been appointed
and whose ignorance ol law und of
his official prerogatives and power
was nothing lees than stupendous.
Jim and Becky stolo quietly up to
the office of the judgo. They didn't
want any spectators If' it could be
avoided.
The judgo was to home. He was
camped in his office with his,feet on
the "bench" nnd a long briar in his
mouth. The office was ln a two-
roomed shack. The other room was
the lockup. In lt was a solitary
"vag.';
"Good morning,-judge," says Jim.
"I'm Jim Sprague."
"Glad to see you," Bay the judge,
dropping his feet off the table in deference to the proprieties.
"This is Becky Wllllnms" volun.
tcered Jim.
The judge touched his Stetson with
the bowl of his pipe, and waited with
ono eyebrow uplifted ln Interrogation.
"Wo want to get married," said
Jim.
"Well, why in h-1 don't you get
married?" grunted hU honor.
"That's why we came here,'- said
the groom, looking at his Intended
for corroboration.
The judge straightened up ln his
chair..
"I ain't no.parsonf* sayB he;, "this
is the court house."
"We know It is," Jim answered,
nothing daunted.    "They told us you
nrrv
"Me! I'm the magistrate. What
you want is a parson.".
'•There's no parsons in town. There
wm't be none for ten days and we're
in a hurry. Ain-'t you the judge?.
Oan't you fix us up?"
The judge reflected a moment and
it occurred to him that Jim might
be right. But he had no experience
in the business and "while not an ex
ccptiou to the rule that "all the
world loves a lover," he did not wish
to tackle an absolutely new proposition of the kind presented to him
without getting wised up.
But his suppliants were so insistent
and uo convinced of bis ability to
"fix them up," that he. finally gave
a reluctant consent to perform the
ceremony.
He lined them up ln front of the
table.
"Where's your papers7" he demanded.
Jim produced the license.
"Looks to be in order," the Judge
decided after getting a glimpse of the
document. Let's see now; I guess
I'll have to swear you."
He picked up his little New Testament and handed it to the bride. She
took it without question.
"Guess we need a witness," said
tho judge. ."I'll get one." He turned
the key in the door of the solitary
cell and ordered the prisoner to come
out and take notice. Then be carefully laid his pipe on the table and
cleared his throat.
"My frieilds," he began, "you are
at oat to make a break that will—
Soy, I wish you would let this thing. |
stand ovcr till you get a regular
wedding sharp!" be broke oil abruptly.
"It'B all right," put-in the groom.
"Go ahead."
"All right, if you say bo, but don't
blame me it the knot .somes untied.
I'm a little green at this business,
but hero goes."
"Becky' Williams," he sa'id, addressing the^rldo, "do you love this
man Jim—what did you say your
name was?"
"Jim Sprague."
"Do you love this man Jim
Sprague?"
"Yes, sir," said Becky ibravcly.
"Then kiss the book."
Becky kissed the book."
He took the Bible from the girl
and handed it to the man.
"Jim Sprague, do you love this
woman, Becky Williams?"
"I reckon I do."
"Do you?" thundered the judge.
"Sure," says Jim.
"Then kiss the book."
Jim smacked it.
The judge handed it to Becky. Ho
had found his feet now and was going strong.
"Becky Williams, do you take this
man to be your wedded husband, in
sickness as in health, in flush times
and low water, now and forevermore
Amen?"
"Yes, sir."
"Then kiss the book."
Another kiss nnd the book was
transferred to the groom.
"Jim Sprague, I'm talking to yon
now. Do you take this woman to be
your wedded wife, to board hor and
lodge her, to take care of her always; stake her when short, and
rustle for her to your limit let thc
chips fall where tbey may?"
"I reckon I do," says Jim, slmplyj
"Do you take hor on them terms?"
roared thc judge.
"Sure," says Jim.
"Thon toko hcr," concluded his
honor," nnd get out. The drinks will
be on mc after supper."
In thc police court record book ol
that village there still stands the
following unli'iio memorandum;
August 7, 1894.
I married Jim Sprague and Becky
Williams today.
C. D. Sproulo,
I scon him. A. Siddous.
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So far lt has been understood that
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that it is the amateur or ignorant
farmer that should receive the blame.
So far the cultivation of' peaches has
not received the same attention that
the apple, pear,- and perhaps the
cherry have, and yet with cannery
possibilities, there Is no doubt that
the attention ot the growers will soon
>,«   nilllAll I-   «!..   All.m*H~   ml   tl.i
IcctaWc fruit. A pencil orchard requires more nitrogen than is general*
ly supplied in the ground, and a
light and freuuent system of irrigation is generally advocated. Thc so-
called short life of a peach tree is
due to poor management and principally along the lines of pruning. The
peach is very often tho first fruit to
ho produced by the amateur, this being his firBt experience in irrigation,
cultivation nnd marketing that the
poor results can be accounted for.
More study should be given to the
market demands and distribution,
and every locality should study its
adaptibillty in a case of a glut or
undor supply in tho market. Thi/soll
ln which thc peach grows best is a
light sandy loam, as well as tho
granite soils of the hills. The peach
is an early bloomer and is therefore
more often caught by the frosts thnt
would not damage to any-extent the
upple or pear crop. Tbe crop requires very,careful picking and handling, a fact that makes lt more difficult to haul the fruit very great
distances. There may, however,,be n
timo when the tramways will supply a good even journey, and the
fruit could be carried miles over roaJs
with the same amount of safety as is
experienced by thc train journeys
both east and west. With the canneries in view, a great demand may
soon crop up for these fruits for can
ning purposes. The cannery will give
preference to the cling varieties. The
yellow flu8hcd*cling stones will lie the
most, favorable for canning purposes,
while the yellow free, stone arc to
be prepared for shipping. As a general rule the must farmers desire tu
keep to the shipping variety, and
consequently use the calls nnd sec
olid-class goods tor supplying the canneries. Thc canneries do not like to
use thc lower grade fruits, their bu-'i
elness being to wait until fruit is ut
its lowest price, unil then buy in
Inrgc quantities, good fruit at a discount, and in tho event of a business
being mado of cunning and evaporating, there is little doubt that contracts would be made with thc large
orchards for the whole supply of fruit
at a set figure. Those that have old
trees, and havo no crop this year will
do well to head back rangy trees, so'
as to produce an abundance of wood
for the next crop, old tree** that
have been neglected can be improved
by cutting back the old branches, and
taking oft practically the whole of
tho top; after two years a good tree
will result with better bearing possibilities, and- a decided improvement
In the fruit. The best peaches when
sent to market are always wrapped
in paper, and packed in, twenty pound
crates, and at present thc shippers
can take and dispose of all thoy can
get. When thc canneries come to
business nnd, possibly an evaporating
plant Is put In, thon will he the time
when penches will he found of good
marketable value, and more trees required. The matter then will be
more extensively studied by the fnr,i
We have just received another ship-
lent of those
Colorings in Wall Paper
Call and sec them. They are going fast.
A full line of, Paints and Varnishes
in stock.
Picture Framing done on shortest
notice. Bring your pictures and lock
over our mouldings.
HARRY KAY, g&
Painter and Paperhanger.
Hens for Sale
One Hundred Hens for
sale. Apply D. Davies,
Rancher,  near Ladysmith.
Leave orders at Robert's
Butcher Shop.
DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP.
Thc partnership heretofore existing
between Robert Barclay and John
Conlin, hotel proprietors, has this
day been dissolved by mutual consent. All bills due the late firm
must be paid to Robert Barclay, wbo
will also pay all bills against the
snld firm.
J. CONLIN,
ROBERT BARUtiVf.
Dated July 2, 1509.
AT THE GAP.
(Special Correspondence).
Thc cohoc sulmon nre on the run,
nnd lots of them. Thore nro quite
a lot of spring salmon. Herring arc
still plentiful here.
Tho Indians arc all preparing to
leave for the Fraser river as the
sockeye salmon has began running
there.
Mr. nnd Mrs. BrlBtowc, ofScnttlc,
have been paying their annual visit
to thc Gap, and they have enjoyed
their stay flshiqg,' They aay that nowhere can they enjoy themselves better.
Mr. C, Stewart, ol Thetis, spent
the First at the Gap and fishing as
usual,   i
Sny, what's the matter with Ladysmith getting up a yacht and motor club. Tho boys are the only gen-
utho sports on the Island and champions at that. They could draw
(quite a large number ot the pleasure
yachts and launches that pass
through the Gap and get the pleasure seekers into Ladysmith. It pays
to have Vancouver, Tacoma and 8e-
I
Advertisements under
one cent per word per
able in advance.	
NURSES.
NUItHE BROWN is prepared for Maternity or general engagements. Ap*
ply at Mr. E. Wilson's Second av-
,'Ryie, between Roberts and Gatacre.
COR RENT.
FOR RENT—Cheap to Suitable Tenant—3 Bedrooms and Large L ving
Room and Pantry. Apply at 'i'ele-
phonc office.
rOUND,
FOIIND-A Ssd Cillje Dog. Owner
can have same by applying to
Frank Torest, Gatacre street, and
paying lor thla advertlKntsat,
LOST.
LOST — Between Roberts street,
Third avenue and High street,
book, entitled "Fnn Doctor."
Please return to Mrs. Swart, High
street.  $1.00 Reward. '
TOR SALE.
FOR SALE—Brown and White Rabbits. Fifty cvuts each. CApply lira
John Stewart.
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FOR SALE-White Leghorn eggs for
setting. Buff Leghorns and Black
Minorcas. $2.50 a setting. Anpli
Mrs. Laird.    K   ■
FOR SALE—Express wagon ln perfect order and harness. Apply Arthur Howe, Chemainus.
FOR SALE—Four roomed house in
good locality in Extenalon, B.
O.   Apply Ike Storey.
PIANO FOR SALB.-Upright Grand
Dominion Piano in first class condition. In use only a short time.
Apply Mrs. Bernard, Union Brewery, Ladysmith.
FOR SALE-My South African Veteran Bounty Land Certificate issued
by the Department of the Interior,
Ottawa; good for 320 acres of ony
Dominion Land open for entry in
Alberta, Saskatchewan, or Manitoba. Any person over the age of 18
years, Man or Woman, can-acquire
this land with this certificate,
Writo or wire, L. E. Telford, 131
Shutcr Street, Toronto, Ontario.
WANTED.
WANTED—A girl to assist in light
housework. Apply Mrs. Mulholland, First avenue, Ladysmith.
S. J. GIFFORD
Livery, Peed and Sale
Stables
EXPRESS WORK k SPECIALTY
WOOD FOR SALE
First Avenue.
Pbont M,
Dr. R. B. Dier
Surgeon Dentist
ALL  WORK GUARANTEED
Ladysmith Waterworks
NOTICE
On and after this date
water consumers must not
sprinkle streets or roads.
The following rules will
govern gardens and lawns:
Below 3rd Avenue—In the
morning from 7 to 10 o'clock.
Above 3rd Avenue—In the
evening from 5 to 8 o'clock.
Dated June 9th 1909.
J.J. Blond,
Superintendent of Waterworks
Have Your Houses Plastered
For Terms apply to
C. HINE, Plasterer,etc., LadysmHh, P, 0.
Cement Sidewalks a specialty.
COOKED
PRCSSCD
Corn Beef
Chicken and Veal at all times
J. A.  Ryan
nsai-z-ssmax THE LADYSMITH CHRONICLE
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Jelly Powders
and
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Quick Puddings
9   Warm weather suggest something nice such as |
\ Jelly Powder, Etc.   We have the BEE BRAND.     |
|   Jelly powder assorted as follows: LEMON, PINE 4
| APPLE, STRAWBERRY, NUTS, RASPBERRY. $
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BLAIR & ADAM
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j   Specialists in Corsets
We make a specialty
-OF-
CORSETS
-FOR-
Stoul Figures
SEE OUR NEW
DCCCDQ
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For the Famous Schram Jam Sealers
in all sizes.   X
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Soft Negligee
Shirts ■ •
Our Stock of Shirts is
complete in all sizes and patterns. We have them in
Brown Linen, Corn Shade,
Fancy Figured, Etc.
Our $1.00 Shirt is a dandy
in Blue, Brown, White, with
sPk striped Front.
WHITE VESTS
Just a nice assortment
left in all sizes and prices.
STRAW HATS
Cleaning them out at reduced prices.
FANCY SOX
In Cashmere Lisle Gauze.
All Colors, prices from 25c
up.
W. E. Morrison
'The Vancouver Island Cigar
Formerly Gold & Johnston, oi Victoria, are introducing a new brand
of Cigars to he known
"V. I."
Try Them-.
the
Local and General
News Notes
DECEDO CORSETS
Guaranteed to Give Satisfaction
1 SIMON LEISER & CO., LTD.
j   Agents for the Crompton Corsets
Fresh Apricots,
Bananas, Oranges
Blair & Adam.
Peaches,   Plums,
and  Lemons  at
Local and General
News Notes
Harmony Lodge I. 0. 0. F. instilled officers Monday evening last. u
The Dominica Education*) Association
will most iu Victoria next Tuesday.
Mrs. Isaac Nash, of Ladysmith, has been
visiting with her sister, Mrs. Win. Wells,
at Nauaimo.
Finest Ice Cream in tbe city at
Hooper's, the most select lurlor
on the Island. Everything of the
best quality in Oonfecu-mery.        •
A Victoria man has invented a flying wa-
ohiee that will eclipse everything eUe of the
kind hitherto attempt?.I.
An effort will be made to secure Georke
Armstrong, the armless billiard expert, fir
an exhibition iu Ladysmitli.
waa started in 1S74, and like other papers
has had its periods of adversity and prosperity. The last sign of progress will bs
h died with pleasure by the many friends
o' the Nan lime evening paper.
The Novelty Theatre had a good pro
gramme on Monday and Tuesday, and tho
aulienccs were correspondingly apprecia
tivc. The picture of the Water Sports was
pirticularly attfactive. Tho whole pro
gramme was in k e.iing with the excellent
entertainments provided by tlrs housr
Notwithstanding the warm weather the
Njvelty continues to attract large uudien
0.3,
Mr. Roy Cljthier, of Mjj-ie, IS. 0., is re
For a  nice cool summer drink try caiying, beftrty welc0lne fromold ltuaA,
a bottle of Raspberry Vinegar
a bottle at Blair & Adam
50c.
T.» meet your friends and be right
at home, while in Victoria, stay at
the Rainier Hotel, George .ta.'-rv
proprietor. •
Tea rooms for ladles or gentlemen. Short order or sandwlcixeB
always ready at Hoopi.'V. •
i) mcet your friends and be rigbt
at home, while in Victoria, stay at
the Rainier Hotel, George 3urggy
proprietor. •
Sovereign
Brand
Clothing
It is Good
When you want a real good suit,
buy Sovereign Brand. It pleases old
friends and keeps making new ones.
C. E. JEFFS
TNBpti^ati Men's Wear Store
in Ladysmith on the occasion of a short Visit.
Little Miss Bvelyn McMillan, who was
■eriously burned a few days ago, is improving nicely, but is still confined to her
bed.
There will bs a joint meeting of of the
Board of Trade and CMzeus' League at the
city hall to-morrow evening, when several
matters will come up for discussion. If is
desirable that there should he a large attendance.
A break in tho water mans this morning
deprived the citizens nf the use nf water
for several hours, and incidentally put the
Chronicle out uf business for tlio greater
part of the day. As a result this paper
has been compelled to leave out moro than
half of the local matter intended for this
issue.
The annual examination tor High School
and teachers' certificates is loing held this
week in the High School, with Principal
Hunter as presiding examiner. There are
fourteen candidates writing- one for teach-
e.-'s certilicate, and ten for preliminary junior grade certificates. The results of these
•xiniinulions will not be knowa until August.
The Nanaimo Free Press has increased its
lite from a 4-page 7-column paper to an C-
pige 0 column paper, and the improvement
In the paper is appaient.     The Free Press
There will be a meeting of all women in
t nested in the building of tbe Lospital at
fie city hall this evening at 8 o'clock. The
o'lject is to form a ladies auxiliary in con-
n clion with hospital work, and it is hoped
t iat as many Indies as can make it convenient to be present will lit at the city hall
this evening. Matters in connection with
the hospital are not progressing as favorably as thoy should, and much uf the work
may well be undertaken by the ladies.
The hospital committee met last night at
the Methodist church, when the plans weie
examined and tbe financial business of tlie
enterprise discussed. A subscription list is
being circulated, and tha committee were
able to form some idea of the amount that
would be available for building purposes. It
was decided to accept the offer of Mr.
Peovor to place his picture business at the
disposal of the committee for tlie last three
nights of the week, when a reproduction of
thc Passion Piny will be presented.
Flags
flags
Flags
FOR SALE AT
Knights Book Store
The Ladysmith baseball team last evening met a picked from the men hero who
nre going to work on the big ditch for the
Alaska Investment and Development Company. Thc locals won a decided victory by
a score of 15 to 2, A. Kerr pitching six
innings of the match, Joe Sanderson 2 0.
Dulcuurt 1. There was a good attendance
and everyone present enjoyed the game.
The A, I, & I). Co. men are. not satisfied
with the remit, and they will play another
match with the Lady* nith boys thii evening. They will make a few changes iu the
t jam and hope to win. There will he uo
admission fee charged and all are welcome.
With ahe party going north to develop
the Alaska Investment and Development
Co.'a property at Nome is Mr. A. D. Wall,
an old newspaper man. Mr. Wall, like
many others in his profession, has seen much
of the world, and has a very extensive acquaintance among men of letters. On more
than on* occasion he has turned his pen into
a sword and gone forth to fight the battles
of his country. He spent sevesal years iu
Manilla, and when not engaged in directing military movements was straightening
out matters with his newspaper. Latterly
he has been living at Los Angeles engaged
in magazine work, and he was susprised to
meet ln Ladysmith a man who had known
him iu the South.
PUBLIC NOTICE.
This Is to notlly the public that
I, James Rowe, will not be responsible lor any debts contracted by my
wife, on and,after this date, without
my written permission. Any accounts against me should bo sent ln
at once.
JAMBS ROWS,
Ladysmith, June 16, 1949.
We carry in stock the leading sizes;:
I suitable for Camping.
HAMMOCKS!      HAMMOCKS!
Complete Stock.
PISHING TACKLE
Our stock's well assorted in all the;;
leading lines suitable for these wa-::
ters, etc. We are offering special • ■
values in Fishing Rods.
- The
Ladysmith Hardware Co.,
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The Holiday Season Is Here
Call and see our assortment of Ladies' Belt Pins in Sterling and Hard Enamel, alto
Cuff Pins, WaiatScts, Hat Pins,  Ash Troys, Etc., Etc.
For the Month of July we will give IU per cent discount for all Cash Purchases made
Our Watcli repairs are Daily increasing.    Remember we furnish estimate* before
doing the work.    All work Guaranteed.
P.G. NOOT
WATCHMAKER
AND
JGWBLGR
GRAND HOTEL
CONVENIENT
COMFORTABLE .
Excellent Boarding
HEPpaT.&~sivuT::.
Proprietors.
AU kinds «n Clock and Watch P
i'.m'I^      "-'-•-'«oti^n  r.iuifrali'"'"
Reasonable Prices.
English Watches a Specialty.
J. R. Easton
Practical Watchmaker.
Ml t^-V" '«+. h. Hushes' nt»"
mill T">«*"» **■*>    k pt.tj.BS.lpn.
"LAND REGISTRY AOT."
Lot 4, Block 29 (Map 703   A)
in tbe matter of an application tor
a Duplicate Certificate ot Title to
Town of Ladysmith.
Notice is hereby given that lt I*
my intention at tbe expiration ot
one month from the date ot the first
publication hereol to Issue a Duplicate Certilicate ot Title to said Und
issued to William Beverldge sad
Henry Helfel on the 3rd day ot November, 1902, and numbered 8303 0.
8. Y. WOOTTON,
Rs*>lstrar-General ot Titles.
Land   Resjlutry   Office, Victoria. B
0. Mm sSth Art at April. UOl.
JF ITS NEW
St
Nothing is prettier or
gives a well dressed woman more satisfaction than
a dainty shoe such as this.
While wearing it she is
conscious of a perfectly
dressed foot, always associated with comfort. We
have many other styles of
the Empress Shoe for
Women. It is always a
pleasure to show them.
A Pull Range of
Misses' ond
Children's
Oxfords
To be fouud here in
Black, White and Tan.
TRUNKS
BAGS
SUIT CASES .
TELESCOPES
GLADSTONE BAGS
SHAWL STRAPS
TRUNK STRAPS,
TRAVELLING RUGS
in fact anything you need
if you are going in a short
or a long Trip.
WALTERS & AKENHEAD

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