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Vol. I.
Ladysmith, B. C, Wednesday, November 25, 1905.
No. 30.
Rev. R. Wilkinson
Offers Good Advice
In his opening remarks, last Sunday the pastor of the Methodist
Church, Rev, R. Wilkinson, referred
to the regulations enacted try the
Board of Health for the city. He
urged his people to use all the precautions they could personally to rid
the city of the disease which tor
some weeks has caused the authorities a good deal of labor' and worry.
"We are all interested in the well-
being of the place," he said, "and
desire a clean bill of health lor our
community. All the medical authorities are agreed that the best means
to overcome the danger of smallpox
are vaccination . andj isolation. . I
perspnally believe in the virtue of
vaccinati .11 as a means of fighting
this disease, though I do not claim
to be an authority on this matter. 1
woul* advise you all to be vaccinated and to have your children vaccinated. In regard to those who have
Dot been long in this country and
have been thus treated, I think it
would be wise for you to go to the
medical officer, and I am sure' that
whore either children or parents have
been recently vaccinated, he will not
require you to have it repeated. 1
am confident of this. In regard to
those who have had the disease I am
sure the medical officer w'iil be glad"
to know that you are safe, tram further trouble in this matter, but I
think you ought to report to him.
And now let us.-all be thankful that
this affliction .has not been worse,
especially when as a city we were
sd unprepared for an outbreak like
this.- We have received a warning oi
what may happen at any time, so
. let us work together for the good ol
the whole community. Eveu cur
mistakes may help us in the future.
■; "This leads me to~anothcr project
which I desire to commend to your
best thought, vta: the Sewer By-law,
which is to be submitted to the approval of the property owners next
Saturday." I urge all those who desire to see our city a clean, healthy
place to live in, to go out to the polU
ing booth and endorse the proposal
of the Council.
"As a property owner I cannot
speak, but as one who desires to advise you for the best. 1 think there
ought to be a good sewerage system
put in as quickly as possible. Health
' is less costly than sickness and also,
much more enjoyable. It will he
cheaper to put in the system now
than it will be ten years hence. We
have a beautiful situation and large
resources around the city which will
not be alowed to remain uodeveloped1.
Let us all try to make this city a
desirable place to live in, because ol
' its moral tone, its healthy surroundings and its progressiveness."
model house standing in front of his
residence on a warm day in summer
it is restful to look over into tho
yardand' behold the green grass that
surrounds the trim little cottage.
But Mr. Robetce's fad docs not end
here.6 Alongside ol the house is a
little hothouse, and even now with
winter, if there.is such a season as
winter on the Pacific coast, upon
us, there are hundreds of plants in
bloom. Mr. Robelee has been'a close
student of plant life. For' years he
lived in that State ot perpetual sunshine and flowers, California, and. the
love instilled 'in bis breast for flowers when he was a child has developed with mature, years. His scope of
study includes many varieties, as the
visitor to his hot house will at once
observe. On tables and shelves around this little hothouse there are a
number of flower pots containing as
many varieties of flowers and plants.
There are chrysanthemums, geraniums, primroses, fusohias, and begonias, in 'bloom. The chrysanthemums bear white flowers, and Mi'.
Robelee varies the colors, by nourishing'them -with tea. Besides these
there are hundreds of other plants,
including rare varieties. These
flowers give evidence of the greatest
care and certainly must add to the
pleasure of the man who devotes so
much attention to them.
But Mr. Robelee has still another
fad.        '   ' ,'
Alongside of the hothouse he has a
workshop well stocked with carpenter's tools. In this workshop he
passes away, much of his time when
not engaged at his regular business,
Some of the articles of furniture be
has made, are models of taste and
superior to those manufactured in, the
factories. He is now engaged on a
dresser that is specially unique in
design and very, handsome. It is all
ot his own make even to the carving
of the .uprights in Which will be placed a bevelled glass mirror. He has
already spent months on this one'
uiecc, and when completed, its value
cannot be computed by the hours of
labor spent upon it.
But Mr. Robelee does not reckon
his values by the ordinary rules of
labor and its equivalent in money.
His compensation is in the pleasure
it gives him to work out the details
of something unique, and undoubtedly when he looks . around his hothouse and sees his well-tended flowers and then passes into'his workshop and 'beholds his models in wood,
be must feel that he is amply repaid
[for his hours of pleasurable toil-.
LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS
W.TS. Morrison and George Gillespie,. Ladysmith, wore registered at
the Empress, Victoria, on Sunday.
At a meeting of the Provincial executive held Monday it was decided to call the House together on
January 21, 1909, and an order-In-
rouhcil to that effect was prepared
for the signature ot the lieutenant-
governor. There was a full attendance of ministers at the executive
meeting, and a great many administrative matters were discussed,, tbe
sesston not concluding until late in
the afternoon.
The tree is no more surely known
by its frurt and the fruit by its dree;
from the thistle we do not expect
figs.nor from the thorn grapes. It
would be expecting too much from
the Ladysmith Standard to hope thai*
it would endorse the stand taken by
The Chronicle with regard to street
corner loitering. The Chronicle in
its. condemnation of the habit some
young men have ot loitering on the
street corners made no pointed allusions to Old Country men, and the
Standard even fails to grasp the
meaning of the term, hayseed. The
complaints on the score of loitering
have been numerous, and some of
them from young women who /by reason of their closa proximity to wherq
the nuisance is most notorious, have
found it necessary to keep their windows down to avoid hearing language
of the most offensive nature. Not
only one woman has complained of
being forced to step out into the
road to avoid the street corner "debaters," tut many others, through
husbamls or fathers have registered
similar objections to the perpetuation of this intolerable nuisance.
The Standard's defense of the street
corner toafer is weak and for the
most part the meaning' is quite as
■nuch a question of conecture as the
number of seeds in Mr' Gear's pumpkins or the beans in Mr. Noot's vase|
for which persons who guess -the
nearest are awarded valuable prl7.es.
Tho Standard, although young in
years, is lamentably hardened in sin.
Things Talked of During the Week.
Ladysmith
Man
With a Hobby.
Every man has a hobby or tad,
and pcrhnps It Is better that it
should be so. Some negative the
monotony of thoir everyday work by
attending a football match, others
pass away the hours playing a musical instrument of one kind or another;, others give over all of their spare
" time to reading or playing a social
game of cards, and may engage' In
amateur photography and so on.
Some of these' tads are profitable
both from a mental and physical
point ol view; lor all work and no
' play makes either young Jack a dull
boy or old Jack a most uninteresting man.     ' -   '
OP the many pastimes that help to
drive dull care away, it is difficult to),
conceive of a more pleasurable or.
profitable one than that by which
Mr.- R. P. Robelee, of Second avenue,
spends his leisure hours. Everyone
knows his little house, and lew pass
It without stopping to gftze. at his
well-trimmed lawn, its cement walks,
the swing in the front yard, and the
Who is the greatest man who
has ever lived ? The question went
round a dinner table, and controversy raged from the fish onward.
There were two who plumped for
Julius Caesar, two more for Napoleon;
one, thinking of Statues, said Shakespeare, and somebody else, who did
not get a hearing at all, murmured
Buddha at intervals, while most of
the people present who did not know
Greek said Aeschylus. But Aristotle
won-eaSilv.. It was not a particularly scholarly assemblage, and one
wondered rather how many of Aristotle's enthusiastic devotees could
have quoted, accurately from him—
had ever read him, indeed-since
they left college. And all the while
probably the greatest man of all ages
is pegging away among us unnoticed,
unrecognized, while we snapshot and
interview all the men or go back to
someone who has been dead long
enough for us to find out that we
may Bafely praise him.
When .The Chronicle a few months
ago offered the suggestion that John
Houston of the Prince Rupert Empire,
might yet fill a responsible office in
the Church, many smiled incredulously at the very idea. Yet to-day
the Christian Guardian, of Toronto,
the organ of the Methodist Church in
Canada, is heralding this modern
Saul as one of the prophets. The
last issue of the Guardian has the following concerning John Houston's heroic endeavor to make Prince Rupert
a temperance town:
"In British Columbia, too, temperance sentiment is growing in
strength. The coast towns are not
regarded as very tempting places for
a successful temperance propaganda,
yet it would not De surprising to see
local option in some of the cities of
British Columbia shortly. One town
is 'dry' already, in fact, it has never
been anything else—the new city of
Prince Rupert, the Pacific terminal of
theG. T. P.-the last place in the
world, too, to expect to be without
saloons-a new town and a boom
town, filled with a motley collection
of the world's, wanderers and adventurers. It is true, nevertheless, and
the inhabitants have resisted so far
every attempt to plant a saloon in
their midst. And Prince Rupert has
no Social or Moral Reform League,
noW. C. T. U., and no R. T. of T.
"How has it been done? The credit
belongs to John Houston and his unique and breezy paper, the Prince
Rupert Empire. John is no plaster
saint or temperance evangel either.
He knows all there is to know about
the wicked western world, from the
mining fields of Nevada to the boom
towns of British Columbia. That is
probably the very reason he is fighting the saloon. So far he has succeeded in breaking oi! the liquor elements.
"Who is John Houston? He is
one of the best known and most picturesque characters-in the far west.
In the boom days of the Kootenay he
was the big man of Nelson—the political boss of the district, when the
saloon and dive occupied every principal corner. Then he disappeared
from Nelson, and turned up in some
of the Nevada gold fields, shifting
his newspaper and plant from town
to town. Next heard of, John Houston was fighting the G. T. P. at
. Prince. Rupert. The railway authorities did not fancy John Houston as
editor of a paper m their brand new
city. They refused to sell him a lot.
Houston, nothing daunted, set up
his place on the dock. He next staked a mining claim, and on his claim,
built, his newspaper office, and soon
there was being turned out weekly
a breezy, bright, Bnappy paper, a real
western paper, which calls a spade a
spade, the Prince Rupert Empire.
From the first Houston fought the
saloon and clamored for the expulsion
of the yellow man. Though there
are fifty applications for a liquor license in Prince Rupert, he has so far
won out, and, best of all, the people
are behind him.   It is the most uni-
?ue temperance fight ever made in
lanada.
So far no one has made any objection to the by-law to raise $50,000
for the proposed sewerage system.
The opinion seems to be practically
unanimous that money spent in this
way will be a profitable investment,
for the reason that it will minimize
the risk of periodical visitations of
contagious diseases. A perusal of
the by-law will show that the debentures are to run for twenty-five years,
so that the repayment of the principal and interest will be borne proportionately by those who in years to
come will participate in the benefits
of good sewerage; It is desirable
that the vote in favor of the by-law
will be a large one. Investors prefer
risks in places where citizens manifest a proper spirit of civic pride and
responsibility.
Have you ever chanced to meet a
friend or an acquaintance several
times in the street on the same afternoon? Sometimes these meetings
are almost embarrassing.  The first
time you meet, you perhaps stop and
shake hands; the second, you give a
quick glance and say, "Oh-Ah,
again;" the third time, you rush by
with a hurried step and forced smile,
while the fourth time you look the
other way.
Cleanliness is beautifying. Cleansing the body is the first step towards
refinement. Clean people are better
able to resist disease than those who
are untidy. Frequent bathing prolongs health and retards age. Next
to sleep, there is nothing more restful than a bath when the body and
mind are fatigued. Actors ana public men who are busy all day and have
exhausting duties to perform at night
find the best stimulant in water.
Rose Coghlan*will rehearse from noon
until 5 o'clock—after a warm bath,
a hot dinner and a cat nap.
A gentleman, who is evidently disposed to mourn for the days that are
gone, sends in the following;
Oh, ths old school sihibitions! will they ever come again,
' With the good, old-fashioned speaking from the gills and
boys so plain?
Will we ever bear old "Is«,"witli its rapid roll and
sweep,
And "Pilot, 'tis a fearful night; there's danger on tho
deep.','
Sweet Mary dosen't raise her lambs like Mary did of old;
Their fleooe is not "as white as snow," they're wandering
from the fold,
The boy upon "the burning desk" is not one-half a*
fine-  .
He was not "born at Bingen—at Bingen on the Rhine!"
The girls don't apeak in calieo, the boys in cotton
jeans;
They've ehanged the old-time drass'long with the old-
time scenes;
They smile and speak in ancient Greek in broadcloth and
in lace,
And you can't half see the speaker for the collar'round
his facet
Oh, the old exhibitions! they are gone for evermore!
The old school house is deserted, and the grass has choked the door;
And the wind sweeps 'round the gables with a low
and mournful whine
For tbe old boys "bom at Bingen—at Bingen on the
Rhine!"
A great deal has been said about
personal journalism, and many astute
newspapers pretend to deprecate the
habit of indulging in such low-grounded ethics. To the ordinary mind,
it will appear that the press which
abjures this "unethical" diet does so
through habit of policy, and, instead
of being controlled by exalted motives and high principals, dare not
tell the truth. This abstention from
"personal journalism" often relieves
the newspapers from telling the most
disagreeable truths. Yet a keen and
proper sense of responsibility to the
public should compel publicity of facts
where they border on the lives and
property of honest men.
Uneventful Meeting
of City Council
There was a full attendance at the
meeting of the city "council Monday
evening, Mayor Nicholson in the
chair.
The minutes of the last meeting
were read and approved.
A communication from' the Vulcan
Iron Works Co., Seattle, drawing attention to the fact that a large amount of the material required in the
buiiding of the sewers could be purchased irom that company was lead.
Ihc communication was received
and filed,
Dr. Fagan, secretary of the Provincial board of Health, wrote to
the effect that the plans for sewerage had been accepted by the Provincial board, and asking for copies of
blue prints, etc.
The following is Dr. Fagan's letter; .
John Stewart, Esq., City. Clerk,
Ladysmith, B. C.
Dear  Sir—Mr.  Mohun has submit-"
ted to our Board the plans, and specifications of proposed sewerage system
for Ladysmith.
I trust your city will be able to
carry out these plans in full detail
as I consider they; are superior to (she
plans acted on in many more pretentious cities. Although the building
of such a sewerage system may be
expensive, I am' satisfied it will repay the citizens to have such a system.
You are now at liberty to go ahead
with these plans on condition that
they are carried out in accordance
with the plans and specifications submitted and also on condition that
blue prints and copies of specifications are sent to this office lor filing.
I have the honor to be, dear sir,
your obedient servant,
C. J. FAGAN, Secretary.
Victoria, November nth, 1908.
The request will be granted alter
the passage of the by-law.
E. Mohun wrote that there wouln
have to be substitution in some of
the material required for the septic
tank, and also giving the price ol
providing plans, blue prints, etc., tor
the Provincial Board ol Health.
Communication was received and Sled lor future reference.
J. A. Knight and others asked permission to lay a sidewalk at their
own expense from the Campbell
block on First avenue to High street.
Permission was granted.
Accounts aggregating $98.05, were .
presented, and referred to the Finance-
committee to be paid it found correct.
The sanitary inspector reported
that he had investigated the alleged
nuisance on William and John
flight's property, but could not find
my water running over their lots.
His Worship read from the Municipal Clauses Act the section dealing
with the sitting of the Court of Revision, and on motion it was decid-
edto hold a Court ot Revision on December 21st at 2 p. m., and Aid.
Campbell and Roberts with the
mayor will revise the voters' list.
The council adjourned after a very,
short session.
The marriage is announced to take
place in St. Paul's Church, Nanaimo,
on Monday morning next of Hiss
Kafhcrine E. Bate, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Mark Bate, Jr., of that
city, and Mr. E. C. Grundy, accountant in the Canadian Bank of Commerce. Following the marriage they
will leave on the steamer Joan for
Vancouver, where they will entrain ,
for Halifax, Mr. Orundy having received his promotion to that branch.
All the stores are making preparations for the Christmas.trade. The
Ladysmith Hardware Company will
make special offerings ot toys, lancy,
goods, glassware, chlnaware, etc.,
this.year. For some time this company has been getting ready lor the
holiday trade, and their stock is nowl
one ot the best on the Island. A
visit to the store of the Ladysmith
Hardware Company is all that wilt
be required to demonstrate this (act..
No one will need to go outside ot
Ladysmith to purchase holiday!gpods.
Mrs. J. E. Smith and children
have returned from Kamloops, where
Mrs. Smith spent a week or so wolf
ing upon her mother, Mrs. Gibson.
The latter will soon be removed to
Vancouver, but it Is (eared that she
will never be fully, restored to health, w
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EDITORIAL COMMENT.
The Conservatives of Nanaimo
have reconsidered their determination"
to place a candidate in the field in
the forthcoming contest in that city.
Mr. E. Quennell ,the president of the
Conservative Association' of Nanaimo, was offered the nomination, but
he cannot see his way clear to stand
for, election.
The Ashcroft Journal comments on
the remarks of The Chronicle, made
previous to the election in Yale-Cariboo, to the effect that Inasmuch as
Martin Burrell was conducting a canV
paign of intelligence, the outcome
would be watched with interest. The
Journal says that a good man may
safely leave bis case in the hands of
the people, and certainly the result
in Yale-Cariboo bears out the suggestion of the Ashcrott paper.
of Ottawa are ready to recognize any
man's ability no matter what his
race or religion, and if Sir Wi'trid
Laurier will ttsk the Fi'ench-Canad-
ians of Ottawa to regard the country as one great Dominion without
provincial distinctions the Liberal?
of Ottawa believe that Mr. Temple-
man could be elected .there.
The Salt Lake Tribune prints an
interesting account ot the Bauhouse
system ot dealing with the fumes of
smelters., The destructive effects
upon vegetation have been completely, overcome, according to our con-
. temporary, and what was a source'
oi' danger has been converted into
profit. The Tribune says that great
credit is due to the experts tor their
achievement, which It pronounces one
ot tbe greatest steps In metallurgy,
that has been made in many years.
At a banquet given to Duncan Ross
by a few personal friends the defeat,
ed member offered several excuses to
account for his defeat, and it is
strange that Mr. Ross has not yet
been able to form a true estimate of
the meaning ot his rejection by the
electors. The Summcr'and Review
supplies in part the cause. It says
Mr.   Ross    was    defeated   because
some resented the deferring ot our
elections; some resented the federal
government's duplicity on the Asiatic question; some think, the government too strong already, and some
because they think Mr. Burrell as a
clean man and a' horticulturist ought
to be in the House In the interests
ot what is destined • to be a very
large and important source ot the
wealth ot this province." The Review might truthfully have added,
because the electorate of Yale-Cari-
boo had lost faith in Duncan Ross
and the party he represents.
ANNOUNCEMENT.
I have the honor to introduce myself to the citizens of Ladysmith, Cheniainus and Duncans as the Sole Agent for Moore's
Gasoline Light Plant, which has tho distinction of being the
oheapest and most brilliant light on the face of the mighty Universe. This is rather a sweeping statement to make, but it is
capable of proof right here in. Ladysmith. Should our lights be
installed in any store, shop of ony kind, or private dwelling house,
and proven not to reach the guaranteed standard, the money shall
be returned to tho customer.
Ladies and Gentlemen,—I am here to stay with you and see
that my light gives satisfaction.   Now is the time to install.
Call around to J. E. Smith's shop on Roberts street and look in
the window, where the world's most famous lights are installed.
Yours respectfully,
M. G. O'BRIEN.
the Japanese to turn out great ships
in competition with American plants
manned by builders at $4.00 a^day.
In this matter of building ships,
America has never excelled. That
she can l'ival Japan, even to-day,
cannot ho entertained for a minute.
The matter of wages is one insuri*
mountab.e obstacle. Government
bounties arc paid in Japan to every
Japanese who builds a ship of 700
kins or more. To-day the government of Japan is straining every effort to make at its foundry at Wafe-
amastu, the steel plates, rjvets,
beams and other parts of e/eat ships
that hitherto tlie Japanese have bad
to import at high prices. Timber is
cheaper than it is here, far Japan
has more than 50,000,000 acres ot
standing timber, and labor ranges
from nineteen dollars a year to
ninety.
Short Stories.
Miss Jeanettc Gilder was one of
the ardent enthusiasts at' the debut
of Totraizini. After the first act she.
rushed to the back ot the bouse to
greet one of uer friends. "Don't you
think she is a wonder?'-' she ssked
excitedly.
"She is a great singer unquestionably," responded her more phlematic
friend, "but the registers of her voice
are not so even as, for instance,
Melba's."
"Oh, bother Melba," said Miss Gil
der. "Tetraz7.ini gives infinitely more
heat from her registers."
Not long ago Chang Suho's Gardens, Shanghai, saw a strange sight,
when a bonfire ot opium pipes blazed
merrily up. Coolies stripped the
pipes of their metal work, while
others broke the boxes used to hold
the drug, or tbe brass lamps lor
lighting the pipes. The ivory pipes
were sawn into small pieces and the
wooden ones were -dipped In kerosene,
to facilitate their burn ng. Surely
this is a "New China." Yet from
this very lend, now in death grip
With Its great opium enemy, comes
the warning cry that already whiskey Is being substituted (or opium,
and that the liquor traffic is obtaining a foothold. Surely this should,
by international consent, be rendered Impossible!
Hon. ]ffm. Teihplcman bas ton called to Ottawa by Sir Wilfrid Laurier
and by some this is taken to mean
thai be will continue to hold his present portfolio and that he will he provided with another scat. A dispatcn
from Ottawa to the Victoria Times
says It is rumored that the Liberals
of Ottawa are eager enough to show
their appreciation of Mr. Temple-
man's services to the cauntry and to
offer him the nomination In the by-
The Nanaimo Free Press endorses
Premier McBride for the leadership, ot
the Conservative party in the Dominion as follows: "McBride-says the
west. And why not Premier McBride? He has marvellous executive
ability. He has organized the government of the province Into party
lines, has twice been returned to office, and now the province returns
five Conservatives to Ottawa. He has
all the qualifications of a statesman
and looks the part, a no mean .qualification in politics, tor where politics
are concerned the people arc always
more or less Impressionable. He
also has youth and vigor on his side,
9 a convincing speaker, popular with
the rank and file, and makes friendships that are firm and lasting. The
west is a Browing country. In ft feiy
years it will control the balance of
power. Premier McBride is the
strong man ot the west. It Mr. Borden should retire then the logical
man lor the leadership of the party
appears to be Premier McBride."
A city man tells of a. dinner he
once had at a farmhouse, on which
occasion the piece de resltance
was a particularly tough chicken.
Among the others at the table
were the farmer's two young sons.
These, as well as tile visitor, were
struggling unsuccessfully to make
some impression on their respective
portions of the aged fowl, when the
youngest boy turned to his companion and observed, sotto voce:
"Tom, somehow I kinder wish old
Dick hadn't a-dicd; don't you?"
G. O. ROSS
Merchant Tailor
Always in stock a full line of Woollens and Worsteds.
Fit and Workmanship guaranteed.
First Avenue Ladysmith
permission to visit the Shah's harem.
She took a friend with her, a Miss
Blank, who was about to, be married,
The two Englishwomen wandered
over the splendid palace, amongi the
hundreds of beautiful young girls, and
presently the Shah encountered them.
" 'Come here,' he said to Miss
Blank, in his crude French.
"She approached. He looked closely at hcs.
" 'You are about to be married?'
ly at her.
" 'Yes, Your Highness.'
" 'It's late!' "
Colonel Blank, a police magistrate
of Toronto, has a local reputation
for dispensing .justice in his equity
mill with no especial regard for the
intricacies of the law. The Colonel
is highly respected in the community.
Every «ian gets equal and exact jus-
tic >. in his court. Sometimes the
lawyers appeal from his decisions,
claiming they are not based on the
law as it stands in the books. The
defence in a case ot some moment
appealed once, and. kept on appealing
until the ccourt of last resort was
reached. The Colonel came into his
office one morning and was met by a
legal friend.
"Good morning, Colonel," said the
friend; "I must congratulate your
lordship this morning."
"What is the provocation?"
"Haven't you seen tho morning
papers? The Supreme Court has
confirmed your judgment in the case
;[ So-and-So."
"Well," the Colonel replied, as he
drew off his gloves, "I still believe
I'm right."
A Scotchman, wishing to know his
fate at once, telegraphed a proposal
of marriage to the lady ot his choice
After spending the entire day at the
ed late in the evening by an afflrma-
tetegVaph office he was ynally reward-
.lve answer.
"II I were you," suggested the operator when he delivered the message, "I'd think twice before I'd
marry a girl that kept me waiting
ill day for my answer."
"Na, na," jetorted the Scot. "The
lass who waits for the night rates
is the lass for me."
THE "RESTMORE"
Stop to think—what sort ot a Mattress are you sleeping on.
Plenty ot them are made to look well end wear out quick.
Ta make double sure of a good night's slccu (
See that your Mattress is made of rlean, wholesome material.
See that your Mattress bears the registered trade mark, "Restmore"
Ybu cannot afford' to be without one.
Every Popular Furniture Dealer sells them.
At the remarkable low price cf $12.00. •
Always in stock at
G. Peterson, Furniture Store
One of tho consul's to Persia, dur-  despondence, Penmanship
■ tier     n      rer>Dii4 aricif     linmo     oni/1      nr      ~ Mi__     It IL_ n	
ing a recent visit home said at a
dinner in Chicago:
"The present Shah will never bo
the equal of his predecessor. What a
character the late Shah was! He
never opened his mouth without saying something worth repeating.
"Lady Drummond Wolfe once   got
VICTORIA BUSINESS COLLEGE
MKHIIKIII JUKI, Willi*.
Complete Commercial Course—Isaao
I'itman Shorthand, Bookkeeping
Touch Typewriting, Commercial Cor
THE WHITE
Sewing Machine
LEADS ALL OTHERS
Six Months Course, $00—MO per
month.
High School and Matriculation subjects also by correspondence.
For further particulars write Mr.
W. W. Suttil, Certificated Shorthand
Teacher, Government Certificate, etc.
Arrangements made lof boarders
with supervision ot Home Lessons.
Box 173
Phone 13
For Meats
OF ALL KINDS, SAUSAGE A
8PECIALTY, LEAVE ORDERS
AT
Geo. Roberts'
Meat Market
Cor.. First Ave. and Roberta Street.
LADYSMITH.
THE NOTION STORE
Has Moved,to Hooper's
old stand,in Stevens
Block.
McKELVIC BROS.
LADYSMITH   MARKET
E. Pannell
DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF
Moats and Vegetables
P.O.BkM.
UITMITI
Phone 44.
Dr. R. B. Dier
Surgeon Dentist
JUL WORK GUARANTEED
,   ,   according to a report in the Vancou-
election necessitated by the premier s^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^  ^ ^
decision to sit lor Quel*? East.
Some French people object that It
will be wcaJJenlng their representation, but the bulk o( the Literals
GET 32 CENTS A DAY.
Timber, steel and labor is cheap
enough in Japan to rival the world.
Every student knows that to-day
they can build great ships In the
docks of Japan at prices that astonish us. When we take up the Japanese report, and read that the average,
wages ot a Japanese shipbuilder are,
there are nearly 20,000 men at work
in two hundred <and sixteen shipbuilding plants in the empire one
cease* to wonder at the ability of
Exercise Economy in buying a machine, for saving money is the same
as earning it. THE WHITE SEWING MACHINE is sold right in
Ladysmith, and when you buy it is
not a case ot dealing with an agent
who is here to-day and away tomorrow.
Here are some prices submitted tor
consideration:
THE ROTARV-A $75 machine,
with six drawers. In order to introduce it, we will Bell it tor $65
on time, or 455 cash.
THE NO. 35—An eleggntly constructed machine, 6 drawers; price
$65. In order to Introduce it wc
will sell It lor (55 on time, or $45
cash.
NO. 25 WHITE-Four drawers and
an elegant picco of furniture. This
is a «45 machine, but we are prepared to sell for $35 cash.
Investigate the White belore buying. The While is guaranteed tor
ten years.
LADYSMITH PHARMACY
Hilbert Undertaking
Company
Pnneral Directors and
Undertakers
Ladysmith    Phone 142
HARRY HUGHES
DEALER IN
Fine Stationery Jobacco, Etc.
FIRST AVENUK, LADYSMITH.
PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that til Churches,
Lodges, Schools and public gatherings will
be permitted on and after 21st. Nov. next
upon all parties wishing to attend the same
producing a certificate of successful vaool-
nation.
/        Ladysmith Board of Health
D. Nicholson, Chairman.
A. 0, Frost, M. D„ Health Officer.
Ledyemitb, B. 0.17th. Nov., 1W8.
S. J. GIFFORD
Livery, Peed and Sale
Stables
EXPRESS WORK k SPECIALTY
Ladysmith
Transfer
Stables
Light and heavy teaming.
Furniture and piano moving
a specialty.
Nicholson & Weaving
PROPRIETORS
Telephone 1.
Fall
Woollens
■ We have received our Fall
Woollens and can make you
up a Suit on shortest notice.
0. J. Matheson
Wagons
IMUTmpftCrt
Cilikntid WifNt
Durtix the etescn we hive sold a luce number
ot weconi, Implements end lectins tracks.
Era-ythlnc carries a cusiulee
R. WRIGHT
BiUir Stmt
WOOD FOR SALE
First Avenue.
Phone 56.
SINGER SEWING
MACHINES
Easy terms to suit all.
Machines repaired and Cleaned.
Needles, Oils and parts can be had
by sending a post card to
A. E. PALMER, Agent.
Hughes' late stand on First Ave.
Fall Clearing
In order to clear off this
summer's stock of Wall Paper I will dispose of this season's patterns at a greatly
reduced rate.
J.  E.  SMITH,    Milts Strut
James Duncan
TAILOR
Suits cleaned" and pressed.
Alterations made.
Charges moderate.
HKIll JUKI UNHHtl
Going at Half Price
yet not a single .roll that is ugly or Inartistic No matter how modest your pocket-
book is these prices will suit.
Just arrived a lull line of 1909 paper also
a full assortment of picture moulding, at
the Star Paint shop
S. ROEDDING
High Street.
A. Maxwell Muir, C. E.
Architect
1208 Government Street
VICTORIA     •     •    B.C. THE LADYSMITH CHRONICLE
HOW JOHN KNOX MARRIED.
Somebody has recently resurrected
old papers relative to the second marriage of John Knox. The story is
, characteristic. Not only the church
but the whole realm was greatly disturbed in those days. Cardinal Benton, the Roman Prince Bishop, had
been murdered at St. Andrews; many
Protestants were burned at the
stake; Knox had been sent a prisoner to France where he toiled at the
galleys in chains. A year or two later he was in England preaching and
teaching the new faith; for the Reformed religion flourished in Scotland in spite of Queen Mary and her
Catholic friends. Knox came home
to his own land, where he became
the very center and,chief of the Reformers. He was at this time a
widower, and free to devate his
whole energies to the cause.
The Laird of Ochiltree, with bis
lady and most ot the household,
were his devoted adherents. In Ochiltree House there still exists the
"lodging" where the ■ evangelist could
always find a bed, a table, a stool
and a candlestick—kept in readiness.
One night at supper my lady said,
"Mr. Knox, I am minded that you
are lost for the lack of a wife!"
"Madam," he returned, in some alarm, "I am a wanderer. No one
would take for a husband a wanderer such as I."' Lady Ochiltree must
have been a bom matchmaker. "It
that is all your objection," she said,
"I'll make inquiries and let you
know the result at your next coming this way I"
And inquire she did; first, of her
own eldest daughter. But tbe girl
"thought^porn of an old man, and a
preacher, fortye." Jean, the. second
daughter, hurriedly observed that she
hoped her mother wished a better
future for her than that she should
many one who called himself "a
wanderer." But Margaret, tho youngest, blushed and hung her head when
Lady Ochiltree asked if she could
think of Mr. Knox, who would presently be even a greater light than he
was then?" "Madam," she stammered,  "I fear he would not think
of me!," She was hut seventeen, and
"passing comely." "If that is all
your objection," cried my, lady, highly pleased, "I'll make inquiries, and
soon let you hear his answer." It
was justs what she had said to Knox!
When next the preacher came to
Ochiltree, and was at supper, the
lady addressed him: "Sir, I have
been considering the matter of a
vife to be a helpmate tor you; and
have found one, trusty and true, If
somewhat inexperienced by reason, of
youth. ' "And who is she?"
asked Knox. "My daughter Meg,
who sitteth at your side," was the
somewhat astonishing reply.
But Knox was accustomed to judge
quickly, and to decide great issues
in a short space of time. Turning t0
the trembling Meg, he said, "My
bird, are you willing to marry me?"
She answered, "Yes sir; only I fear
I am but a slight thing to be the
*ife of Mr. Knox." "My bird," he
mid, "if you be willing to take me,
/ou must take your venture of QodTs
providence, even as I am ready, to
Jo. I go through the land on foot
often but with a wallet and a Bible.
I am a wanderer, as I said a while
.igone. But; you piay put into my
wallet some gear for yourself, and
ro with me, if you will Will you
lodge where I lodge? And will you
bear the wallet at times, it I hid
you,to do it?" "Aye sir, all this
will I do!" "And you will be trusty
and true, and as good as your word?"
"Aye sir!" Sa there was na more
fuss about It and John Knox wedded the youngest daughter of the
house of Ochiltree. Margaret Stewart, daughter of the good Laird."
He was sixty-seven, ,but already an
old man, broken by hardships and
toil. Pretty Meg "boro tne wallet"
very often during the years they
spent together. "I find," wrote
Lethington to Queen Elizabeth, "that
Master Knox is less bitter of sueecb
since he wedded his young wife."
But the famous sermon of St. Giles'
came after that. There was plenty
ot bitterness left, as poor Queen
Mary found to her cost.
with a damp cloth. When there is a
badly worn spot" in the center it is
sometimes a good plan to cut the
linoleum through the middle and
bring the outer edges together before
varnishing.     ■>
Diamonds, whether genuine or imitation, should always be cleaned by
rubbing them with a soft brush,'dipped in soap and water. This will remove the dust around the setting; of
the stones. Then rinse the jewel in
some alcohol, such as eail de cologne
or spirits of lavender, and place in
some fine bran or sawdust. Leave
them' for a little time; wheo quite
dry the sawdust can be easily removed.
HINTS FOR THE HOUSEHOLD.
THE HOME DOCTOR.
It is said that the soda is a specific for rheumatism, besides rendering the skin soft and supple. One
pound pound of washing soda is added to the tub of hot water, and the
patient must lie in this for fifteen
minutes;) then follows the cold spray,
and the bather emerges with every
trace of her aches and pains dispelled.
A correspondent gives the following as an instant remedy for toothache.) Procure a small piece at zinc
and a bit of silver—any silver cain
will do;, place the zinc on one side of
the affected gum, and the silver on
the other, by bringing the edges together the small current of electricity generated will immediately and
painlessly stop the toothache.
To purify a room.—Set a pitcher
of water in a room, and in a few
hours it will have absorbed all the
perspired gases in the room, the air
of which will have become pure, bdt
the water utterly filthy. The colder
the water is, the greater the capacity to contain these gases. At ordinary temperature, a pail of water
will contain a pint of carbonic acid
gas and several pints of ammonia.
The capacity is nearly doubled .by reducing the water to the temperature
of ice. Hence water kept in the
room for a while is unfit for use. For
the same-reason the water from a
pipO should always If pumped out
in the morning before any is used.
Impure water is more injurious than
impure air.
Do You Want a
Diamond Ring ?
The one who makes the closest guess of the number of
beans in the vase in our window, will receive a valuable gold
watch. Every purchaser of $1 worth of goods entitled to
one guess.
Do You Want a
Diamond Ring?
If so, make a purchase at our store,
and you will have an opportunity of
winning a valuable diamond ring.
Every purchaser of $1 worth of goods
entitled to one draw.
See Our Stock ot
Limoges
These goods are all hand painted,
and are of the best quality now on the
market. They were traveller's samples
and will be sold at a very low price.
Select Christmas Presents Now
Any Article Will Be Laid Aside till Christmas.
P.G.NOOT, ..*HS:
and
"PINTO" TOUGHNESS
COOKING   RECIPIES.
Oyster Omelet,—Drain two dozen
oysters. Have roady. some hot lard
aud throw them in. Let fry until
they begin to curl; then spread over
them four well beaten eggs, seasoned
with salt and pepper. Stir all together until done.   Serve hot.
Leap-Year Cake.—One cupful of
sugar, one-halt- cupful of butter, one-
hiilf cupful of milk, whites ot three
eggs, one-half teaspoonful ot baking
powder. Frosting—One aud one-half
cupfuls of uugar, one-halt teaspoonful
of almond extract, yolks of three
eggs. ,
Mush Bread.—Sprinkle one-half pint)
oi' commeal into one pint of hot milk.
Cook for a moment till partly thick.
Take from the fire and stir in the
yoll.s ot tour eggs. Fold in the welf-
bcatcn whites; salt; turn into baking
pan and bake id moderate oven for
twenty minutes,
Cteam Cheese Pie.—Mash a cream
cheese;1 add two beaten eggs and -one-
halt cupful ol white sugar; mix all
together and paur this filling in a
pie plate lined with ordinary pie
crust. Lay on the cream strips of
the dough, lengthwise, and crosswise,
and set in a moderate oven.
Chicken Croquettes.—Take four cup-
breadcrumbs, three eggs, drawn but-
■ ter. Roll chicken, breahcrumbs, eggs/
fuls ot minced chicken, one cupful of
seasoning and enough drawn butter
to moisten into pear-shaped balls.
Dip these into beaten eggs and breadcrumbs, put put into chafing dish and
try a nice brown.
Corticate — One cupful of flour, one
. cupful of cornmeal, tour tablespoon
fuls ot sugar,    two tcaspoonfuls ot
cream tartar, one teaspoonful of soda
(or two of baking powder).   Mix In
gredients together, then add one cupful of sweet milk, then two talle-
spoonfuls of melted butter, liake In
rather hot oven fifteen to twenty
minutes.
Heart Cakes.—Work half a pound of
butter to a cream with the hand.
Put into It four yolks ot eggs and
two whites, well beaten, half a
pound of sifted sugar, half a pound
of dried flour, two suoonfuls of orange flower water, half,a pound ot
currants ,ono ounce of candied orange
and citron. Beat till the cakes go
In the oven. This quantity will fill
eighteen tins,
CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF UOYSMITH
Almost the toughest thing  in the whole of creation is a "pinto"  Broncho when ho is In fighting humof
Now his hide is just as tough as he ii\ and the part above his hips  is tlia very toughest and most pliable
-It Is the "shell." i, ,
That is the part used to make the famous "Pinto" Shell Cordovicn Mitts and Gloves. '
Wind, rain, tear, rip, scorch and boil-proof—almost wear proof.       , . j "     j      i
Made op.ly by
MISCELLANEOUS.
By rubbing nickel and silver ornaments with a cloth saturated with
spirits si ammonia they may be) kept
bright with but little trouble.
Tall flower rases should be weighted by pouring in * small quantity of
shot or pebbles that they may not
be easily overturned. Sand is also
usetul in this connection.
To extract juice from a 'emon
without extracting the seeds, roll
the lemon until soft anh puncture
cne end of It with a fork; when the
juice may be easily squeezed nit.
An enameled kettle which has been
allowed to boil dry should be filled
immediately, with boiling water. Cold,
water poured In in such a ease would
cause the enamel to chip. '
Looking glasses ought to be washed with' soapsuds and warm water,
and then polished with a newspaper
made into a pad, This will give
them a very brilliant polish.
The life ot old linoleum may be
lengthened by giving It.a coat of
clear varnish. When dried the varnished   surface is   easily kept clean
A By-Law to authorize the borrow
ing of tbe sum of $50,000 upon the security of Sower    Rates.and Sewer
Rentals, with the Guarantee of the
City of Ladysmith.
Whereas it is expedient to Install
a sewerage system within the City
ot Ladysmith, British Columbia;
- And whereas it is intended to borrow the sum of f 50,000 upon the security ot the sewer rates and sewer
rentals which shall be imposed, levied
and collectable on the sewers installed in the said sewerage system by
tbe Corporation of the City of Ladysmith (either by way of frontage
rents or taxes and sewer connections
rental or as the case may be) according to the tenor ot a by-law or
by-laws) to be passed tor that purpose by the said Corporation after
the due passage ot the within contained By-law;
And whereas it is proposed to give
tbe guarantee ot the Corporation ot
the caidi City for securing the sum of
money intended to be borrowed;.
And whereas the amount of said
sewer rates and sower rentals as
aforesaid which will be imposed,
levied and collectable after the installation of the said sewerage system, is estimated at $4,800;
And whereas the said amount of
money intended to be borrowed pursuant to this By-law, will be primarily charged and secured upon tho
sewer rentals and sewer rates ta be
assessed and levied callectable annually under the authority! of a Bylaw or By-laws to be passed as
aforementioned.
. And whereas the computed amount
to be collected annually us aforesaid from the sewer rentals and sower rates to pay tbe Interest at 0
pet centum per annum upon the said
sum of tflO.OoO Is $3,0«0 and the amount required to bo set aside annually to bear Interest at 3 per centum
per annum to repay the said sum ot
$50,000 in 35 years is estimated at
$1371.40 and It is estimated that
there will not be any deficiency;
And whereas it is proposed to borrow the said sum ol $50,000 upon
debentures as hereinafter appearing:
Therefore the Municipal Council of
the Corporation of the City of Ladysmith enacts as follows:
1
Montreal
Winnipeg
1. The moneys raised under this
By-luw shall be expended in the const ruction ot sewers and for the purposes generally mentioned in this Bylaw, and for no other purposes;
2. It shall be lawful for the Mayor
ol the Corporation of the City tf
Ladysmith to borrow on the security,
priinaiily, of the sajd sewer rates
and sewer rentals to bo imposed,
levied and collectable by a By-law or
lly-luws to be passed as aforesaid
(and by cither or any of the ways
as aforesaid or by any of the ways
mentioned in the Municipal Clauses
Act) and by way of guarantee upon
the credit of    the said Corporation
said debentures being ot the amount
of not less than .$1,000, currency,
and all such debentures shall be scaled with the seal of the said Corporation mid signed by the Mayor thereof miiiI countersigned by the City
Clerk.
4. The debentures shall bear dale
of I he day after the, final passing of
this By-law, and shall be payable in
2S yeai's from the said date at the
office of the Corporation of the said
City of Ladysmith .(or at such other
placo as may be designated thereon)
and shall have attached to them
coupons tor the payment of interest
and the signatures    to the interest
by way of (he debentures hereinafter  coupons    may    bo    cither   written
mentioned, from any person or persons, or body or bodies corporate,
who may be willing to advance the
same as a, loan, a sum of money not
exceeding in the whole the sum of
$50,000, currency, and to cause all
such sums so raised or received to
be paid into the hands of the Treasurer (or person acting as such) tor the
said Corporation tor the purpose, and
with the object hereinbefore referred
to. The said debentures shall contain the guarantee ot the said City of
Ladysmith, in the following terms,
or as near thereto as may te: "The
" payment ol the principal moneys
" and interest thereon under this de-
" benture at the respective dates
" when tho same fall due under tho
" terms of this debenture, is hereby
" guaranteed by the Corporation of
" the City ot Ladysmith."
3. It shall be lawful for the said
Mayor to cause any number ot debentures to be made, executed and
issued for such sums as may be required, not exceeding however, the
sum of $51,000, currency, each of tho
stamped, printed or. lithographed
5. Tho said debentures shall bear
interest at the rate ot 0 per centum
per annum from the date thereof,
payable half-yearly on the last day
of June and December in each and
every year until the redemption ot
the said debentures at the office of
tho clerk of the Municipal Corporation ot the said City ot Ladysmith
or at such other place as may bo expressed In the debenture or coupon.
0. It shall be lawful lor the Mayor
of the said Corporation to dlsposo of
the said debentures at a rate below
par, and to the Treasurer to pay'
out of the sums so laised by the
sale of the said debentures all expenses connected with tho preparation and lithographing of the debentures and coupons or any discount
or commission or other charges In
cldcntal to the sale of the said debentures.
,7. Sa much of the moneys collected
for and received by" the City Treasurer under the provisions of the By-
Injw or   By-laws to be passed after
the passage of this By-law as afors-
ineiit ioned as shall be sufficient to provide tho annual interest on the moneys borrowed on the security of the
said del.ciiturcs and the annual sinking fund for the payment of the principal moneys due upon the said dc-
benttircs shall, immediately on receipt thereof, be set aside lay the said
City Treasurer and placed by him to
a separate account with the bankers
of the Corporation of the City of Ladysmith, and thereout shall be paid
tho coupons or interest upon the
said debentures or borrowed moneys
as the same shall from time to time
fall due, and the moneys to provide
the said annual sinking fund shall bo
placed on deposit and with the interest1
thereon shall be allowed to accumulate, and thereout shall be paid the
principal moneys borrowed, as the
said debentures shall from time to
time become due.
8. This By-law shall, before the final passing thereof, receive the assent of the Electors of the said Corporation, in the manner provided for
in tho Municipal Clauses Act, and
shall take effect on the dny after
the final passing thereof.
9. This By-law may not be altered
or repealed, save with the consent of
the I.ieutenant-Oovernor-in-Counoll.
10. This By-law shall be cited ns
"The Sewers By-law, 1908."
Passed the Municipal Council the
loth day ot Nov., 1908.
Take notice that the above Is a
true copy of the proposed By-law
{upon which the vote of the Muntci.
pality will bo taken at the City
Mull, Ladysmith, on Saturday, 28th
November, 1908, at 9 a. m.
J, STEWART, C. M. 0. I
/ tHE LADYSMITH CHROME
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■ A
DECKJULIE
A
RAKWANA
We have the sale agency in the above
lines for Ladysmith and these Teas are
sold only by us.    One quality one price.
5oc. per pound.
Dragon Tea, in 5 pound boxes 82 25
Arba Ceylon Tea, in 5 pound boxes   1 75
Then we have Ridgway a old country
te&, in3.pound Cannisters, each.. 1 25
Ridgway's 5 o'clock tea, in fancy Rome-
day Vases, per vase      75
This tea is extra good quality and tho
vase is useful as a tea Canniater as well as
ornamental. Our Tea Department is out
strong point. Try our B * A Special Tea
3 pounds for $1.00
Local and General.
The A. 0.  F.  will meet Tuesday,
Dec. 1st, to effect organization.
. The Ladysmith orchestra will gjvc
a dance at the opera house tonight.
Blair & Adam,
SOLE
AGENTS
THE EMPIRE CAFE
548 JOHNSON ST., VICTORIA
Meals 20 Cents and Up.
Best 25 Cent Meal in Victoria for 20 Cents. Patronize
White Labor by eating here. Special atteniion given to
tourists and visitors, who are cordially welcome. We
keep the Celebrated Grand Duke Cigar.
GEORGE BRUGGY, MANAGER.
Heating Stoves
Our Stock is now complete including
Coal and Wood Heaters and Coal Grates
Inspection invited and prices guaranteed as low as any
on the market.
Ladysmith Hardware Company
FOR SALE
" Small ranch, 10 acres of
good fruit land midway between Ladysmith and Che-
mainus.   Apply at
C. Gardner's Grocery
esplanade
Wood tor Sale.
Splendid mill wood (or sale at
Ladysmith Lumber yard, at a low
price.   Apply to
P. INKSTER.
BEAVEN'S
PLATE LIFTERS
Moore's- Football team Will play a
team from South Oyster to-more >w
afternoon.
Miss Rose Lewis, of Ladysmithj is
visiting with friends in Victoria and
Vancouver.
It. Powers, a well-known commercial traveller a! Vancouver, was in
the city Monday.
ft is rumored that several marriages of prominent Ladysmith people will take place shortly.
The Male Voice Choir will resume
its regular practices next Friday
evening at the opera house.   .
We Have a Large Stock of
CHRISTMAS CARDS AND
CALENDERS
Knight's Book Store
1st Ave.      Ladysmith
New Stock of
Wall Paper
JUST  ARRIVED
ELEGANT DESIGNS AND COLORINGS
FINE LOT OF PICTURE
MOULDINGS. ALL THE
LATEST PATTERNS.
BRING- YOUR PICTURES
HERE TO BE FRAMED.
His Honor Judge Harrison is holding a session of the County Court at
the city hall this afternoon.       -;■""
It is said that, the Liberals will
protest Harry Barnard's election in
Victoria. There arc rumors also of
another'- protest.
An explosion of a dozen sticks of
giant powder that had been placeh
too near a fire yesterday by the Chinamen clearing up the C. P. It. prop-,
erty, smashed several windows in the
vicinity..
J. H. Jones' speed launch ran up,
on the rocks oft Sharp's Point one
day this week, and had to be towed
in. It was found necessary to remove the engine in order to effect t&
pairs.
D. McCallum will bring over a
football. team composed of players
from New Westminster and Westlujii
Island and play a match with u.e
first team of Ladysmith. The uwtuh
should be an interesting one. The
kick-off takes place at 2:30 p. m. next.
Sunday,
The young people of the Epwortb
League of the Methodist Church held
a meeting last evening at the close of
the regular meeting. A social time
was spent in games anil amusements.
The \omig men provided the fruit
for the gathering. A very enjoyable
time was spent.
HARRY KAY, &
so far. Mr. Johnson claims that
these northern Camps will rival the
uest on the continent.
You can lift a plate from> red hot stove
without burning your hands.
Tho greatest household device ever
invented.
C. GARDNER,
Agent for Ladysmith, Esplanade.
A dispatch from Sidney, (!, IV,
reads: "The rail mill of the Dominion I ron & Steel Company has been
put on a twenty-i'our hour slnit, i-.nd
cviry available steel worker in the
city is employed. The residue of the
Punjaub order of nine thousud inns
will be finished by Thursday. Work
will be immediately hastened on the
New South Wales order."
FOR SALE-3 Lights Vapor Gasoline Lighting System. .Perfect condition.    Hooper, Ladysmith.
R. C. Campbell-Johnson has returned from an extended visit to the
Queen Charlotte islands on behalf ol
capitalists whom he represents and
has made a thorough examination of
the principal properties on Graham
and Moresby islands. Some of those
examinations were made, for the purpose of a report and others with the
idea ot thoroughly examining the
geological characteristics ot the country in so far as they can be ascertained from the account of work done
Ernest C. Pendray, eldest son ol
\V. J. Pendray, ol the Soap ana
Paint Works, victoria, was insisntl)
Allied' at noon yesterday. He was
supeiinlcudeut of the soap department and was just leaving.,the works
for home at 11:15. He jumped oil
one of the firm's rigs to ride, when
an automobile passing frightened the
norses and a kick-up ensued. The
driv er jumped over t he back and. escaped unhurt.- Pendray jumped oB
the truck at the side and a wheel
passed over his head and heart, Instantly killing him. He was a young>
man, married, with wife and two
children. j   '        . ■,,'
The public school reopened on Monday with about two-thirds ot the
scholars in attendance. Certificates
of vaccination or immunity, were exacted from all pupils before allowing
thenv into the building. Many pupils
will not return to school again this
term, and the attendance will probably remain as it is. The general
organization of the school has been
disarranged by the prolonged close,
and the standard of promotion, is necessarily affected. The eBect ot the
long vacation is felt more in the senior division' and no pupil will present^
himself at the entrance examination.
The attendance ot the high school
pupils has not suffered as much as
was expected, and it remains to bo
seen if.they can overtake tbe work
of the past seven weeks.
A. O.  F. NOTICE.
The meeting to organize the Ancient Order of Forresters will be
held on Tuesday, Dec. 1st, at 8 p.
m., in the I. .0. O. F. Hall. Every
member is requested to attend. Visiting members are also invited.
J. A. KNIGHT, Sec. Prt>  tem..
MUNICIPAL   NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that the
Court of Revision on the Voters'
List will re held In tbe Council
Chamber, Ladysmith, on Monday,
21st December, 1908, at 2 p. m.
JOHN STEWART, C. M. C.
Ladysmith, B. C, Mth JJov., 1908.
Come in and See
Our New Pit Boot
AND THE LEATHER THEY ARK MADE OF.
WE HAVE A HIDE TO SHOW YOU, ALSO ALL
THE SOLE STOCK THAT GOES TO MAKE UP
THE CELEBRATED WHOLE 8TQCK ENGLISH
KIP BOOTS. WE ALSO HAVE A SPECIAL
; SMELTER SHOE FOR CHARGE WHEELERS
MADE UP FROM THE 3AME STOCK. THEY
WILL GIVE SATISFACTION.
Geo. H. Gavin
THE FOOTWEAR
STORE
" SOME PUMPKINS"
Have   you seen   those two pumpkins in our window?
Do you think you can   guess how
many seeds there are in each?
We are going to give a prize of $10
worth ot groceries to the one guessing the nearest number ot seeds in
the large   one,  and $5 to the cne
guessing the nearest number In tbe
small one.
Every dollar spent with us from
Saturday,   November   21, on until
New Year's Eve entitles you to a
guess.
You might win both prizes it you
are a good'g'uesser.              ,
GEAR'S IDEAL GROCERY
Scott's Building-, First Avenue.
\
The Big Store
TRY THE BIG STORE
FOR HAM AND BACON
Cooked Ham a Specialty
FRESH EASTERN EGGS, 3 DOZEN FOR $1.00
FINE MEALY POTATOES $1A SACK. TRY RIDGWAY'S OLD C0UNTRY1EA
Simon Leiser& Co., Ltd.
The Big Store

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