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Issued Every Wedn|sday and Saturday.
Vol. I.
Ladysmith, B. C., Wednesday, July 14, 1909.
Discuss Tenders for
the Lighting Plant
There was a short meeting of thc
council Monday evening, oniy routine business was attended to, and
there will be a special meeting 'i'nurs-,
day evening to consider Aid. Mathe-
son's bylaw regulating wiring for
electric light.
There were present: Mayor Nicholson, Aid. Campbell, Dier, Matheson,
Mctunncll, Brown and Roberts.
'i he minutes of the former meetings
were read and approved.
Thomson Stationery Co., and
Clark & Stewart, Vancouver, wrote
re surveyors' instruments.
The communications were received
and filed.
McGregor ft Little, Victoria, wrote
regarding new appliance for disposal
ot garbage.
The letter was received and filed
tor tuture reference.
The B. 8. i Pottery Co, wrote with
reference to order lor pipe tor sewerage.
The communication was received
and filed, and the order endorsed.
A letter stating that Major Shepherd, an authority on road-making,
would be ln the province this fall,
was received and filed.
Oeorge Lawrence, who has charge
cf the clearing for the E. it N., refused to acknowledge the account oi
(9, presented to him for calling out
the ore brigade to put out a lire on
Methuen street. Mr. Lawrence threatened a counter claim of $9, for loss
by the brigade putting out some ol
his fires on the E. & N, property.
The communication - of Mr. Lawrence- wnc received and filed.
The tender of Wareham ft Hine. tor
the cement walk came, up ln a new
form for consideration.
It was explained that Mr. Hugh
McDonald was prepared to do the
work for 1560, a sum considerably
less than any tender received.
It was moved, seconded and carried that the Wareham ft Hine tender be not accepted and that the
tender of Mr. McDonald for (550 be
Accounts aggregating (178.99 were
presented and referred to the finance
committee, to be paid if found correct.
Aid. McKinnell reported that he
had seen the grave-diggers and told
them that the price of digging graves
could not be advanced until the bylaw was changed.
Mayor Nicholson explained that the
object ot the by-law was to protect
the public as well as the grave-diggers and the question was who was
likely to suiter the greater hardship
—the grave-diggers or those who bad
to employ them.
In response to a question ot Aid.
Dier, Hla Worship suggested that the
by-law could he changed to meet the
demands ot the grave-diggers.
Aid. McKinnell did not think It
was expedient to change the by-law
at this time.
Tho mayor said that ln the event
ol not being able to get one ot the
grave-diggers, lt was within the power ol the committee to engage some
one to do the work.
On account of pressure ot other
matters, Aid. Mathcson's by-law to
regulate wiring for electric light wad
laid over until Thursday evening,
when a special meeting will be held.
Betore the council adjourned,' Aid.
. Dter said he would like to see some
record made of the various tenders
tor the electric lighting plant. He
had not been present at the special
meeting when the contract, waa
signed by the mayor and city clerk,
ane> as be understood the price was
considerably more than thc tender
presented to th* council, he would
like to see some rerord In the minutes of the exact figure. H^^^
Mayor Nicholson explained that the
meeting had been called hurriedly.
Mr, Turner had notified the other aldermen, and ho had said ho would see
. Aid, Dier. He had called up Aid,
Dier twice, but he had left Mb office.
Aid', Dier said ho was simply anxious to havo a record mado ot -tho
tenders In the minutes ol tho council.
the city electrical engineer proceeded to analyse the tenders of tho
varlbus companies. Hutcheson Bros,
ot Victoria, had submitted a tender
ol J17.535 and the Canadian Westing
house company- for (15,595,80, an apparent difference ot (1,939.20. Alter
carefully investigating these tenders
the difference is^ reduced to (1,653.56,
In the opinion of the electrical engineer still in favor of thc Westing-
houso company. This company not
only gave the lowest tender, but wcro
also moro. explicit in their de .nils
than thc other tenderers, paid more
attention to the engineer's specifications and, agreed to do thc work to
his satisfaction. Another point
which had great woignt, said the engineer, was that in accordance - with
the engineer's specifications, the West-
irf'house company, assume the responsibility for the entire contract, the
names of,s-|b-contractors not appearing, having deposited a cheque to
cover 5 por cent, of tbe entire under*
taking. The: engineer went into an
analysis of the other tenders, showing that in his opinion the figures, of
the Westinghousiv company were the
most advantageous. Tbe figures nor.'
stand as follows: Entire plant consisting of 115 K. W. generator, a
12x18x14 Compound Robb engine, a
Tirrill regulator, necessary switchboard, cut-outs, over-load release,
lightning arresters, etc., complete, HI
h. p. 17x18 boiler, h. r. t. powerhouse, and foundations, stack complete, with all necessary pumps,
Pembarthy, ejector, for (17,678. This
is a very much larger plant than any
of those submitted by other tenderers, others having figured on a 10?
h. p. boiler, 105 K.-.'W. machine and
an Ideal simple engine.
Aid. Dier said he had explained to
Mr. Turner that his greatest anxiety
was to see that the city got a good
plant, and he was satisfied that the
city would get it. He wanted to see
the tender on the minute book ot the
council (or future reference.
Mayor Nicholson again explained
that there was no intention to obscure anything Irom the lull council
It wns resolved to onter the contract in the minutes ot the council,
and tlio council adjourned.
Charles Jones Made
A Thrilling Escape
John Brown's story oi how ho
came to secure sufficient information
to cause tho arrest of Charles James
Aged Couple Celebrate
I     Golden Wedding
. Lust Monday al th*.residence ot Mr.'
and Mrs. William Wilkinson, Nanal-
nio, there was a pleasant gathering
jot descendants ot that couple,   and
on tho charge of murder is an inter- >c occ«si<»n *v»» the celebration   ol
', TT ,   ,      , ,    .. ' !thc golden wedding of Mr. and, Mrs,
esting one.   Unfortunately Its narra- »„,„.° _,,_   ° ._;■-.«
pWilkinson« Fifty years ago, JiJ'.y 10,
tion would bring several people taty-!m9i thc couplc wcre unltci in mar.
unenviable  prominence.    It appears,  riage near Carlyle, Curj'ocrland, Eng,
however, that the prisoner's name is | land.   At thc golden wedding cclcbrai
Baseball in Aid of
the New Hospital
Jim Jones, and that the Iowa
der was not the first laid at
door. Much of the information of his
whereabouts from time to time came
from the'family who raised him. His
escape from Iowa was made right under the eyes of the police officials),
Jones sitting at a stove warming
himself while the six officers Were
searching for him. He was dressed
as a woman and wore a blonde wig.
After his departure he was located
time and time again, but just as the
officers were ready to make the arrest he made good his escape. He
had wirtten many letters to his old
friends, and by these he was occasionally traced. The fact that latterly in Ladysmith he refused to
speak to Drown, lends color to the
belief tbat be knew the latter had
recognized him. A story is told by"
one of his friends here, that shortly
after be stopped bartending, he was
asked why he threw up his job and.
he answered: "That Is not good
work for me. I am liable to stick a
knife into a man when I get mad,
and I had one bad case of that sort
of thing already," by which ho referred to his ungovernable temper,
when in passion. It is stated that
he was only thirteen years ot age
when ho committed his lirst^Bsrious
crime, and that his victim was an
old man, down in Kentucky. Thc
mutter of tbo reward for his apprehension has 'yet to be settled. It
wns first ottered nearly five years ago,
and it is believed that It still holds
A week Irom next Thursday the
professional men of this city will
meet the non-professionals in a match
of baseball. The professionals havo
teen practicing on thc ,quic.t lor some
time, which explains thc mysterious
movomenta of Dr. Dier and Mr. V.
D, Harrison. Tbo latter, it is said,
has been ovcr to Nanaimo taking lessons ln the game. Rev. G. M. Ambrose has not yet decided what post
tion he will play, although it is understood that ho is agreeable to combine the position of. umpire and
pitcher for the professionals. Rev.
Mr. Wilkinson 1b willing to play any
position and nt any time providing
that it is not on Sunday. Rev. Mr,
Robertson is a dark horse, and it is
said that his knowledge ot golt will
stand him in good stead when he
meets the non-professionals on the
diamond. Dr. Frost will catch for
the team aud nt the same his professional services will be available
for the wounded players. Dr.
Williams is an old time player, having coached for a very test team
down ln Prince Edward Island.
Oeorge W, Clark is regardod as
strong on the batting, if his position*
as a school teacher has not accustomed him too much to making
strikes. The other members ol the
professionals hare not yet been decided upon, but they will have a
strong team there. Tbo non-profes-
slonali will havo the best ol lt, aa
thoy will have a big field Irom'which
to select their players. The proceed!
of the gamo, will bo contributed to
J tne hospital fund, and indeed It has
' been suggested that It would be a
good thing if tho hospital was already running to accommodato the
players who will take part ln this
E. & N. Railway
Extension to Alberni
Tho announcement that Alex. Turn-
bull had been severely Injured ln tho
lust match between New Westminster
and Vancouver was received with sorrow ovcry plnco In the province. Alex
is a clean player himself, nnd it
seems us if the Injury In this instance was tho result ot an accident
id collision with nu'itbor player.
Dixon & Moore's railway grading
outfit hr.s teen moved t.o thlB side ot
French creek, und work on another
section ot grade lor the E. ft N. extension to Alberni was commenced
yesterday morning.
Yesterday the gratifying intorma-
ti;n that the graders were at work
on this side of tho French creek
I ridge was received.
I,t was stated in the Pioneer News
a months ago that the next movo in
E. ft N. railway building would be
the letting of the contract for the
ssctlon betwocn French creek and
Cameron lake, and that is what has
now been done. It was intimated also,'at tho same time, that the build)
ing ot the Ccmox branch line was a
remote scheme when compared with
the Alberni extension. So long as
the graders "had not passed French
creek, from where the Comox branch
Is to start, some people found reason to believe that the company
might go on with that proposition
before continuing in this direction,
but once the grading was undertaken
west of the creek, where Moore ft
Dickson's first contract ended, lt
would be a sure case of "On to Alberni."
It is, estimated that in less than a
month the big rock cut, three miles
out from Wellington, will be completed. The laying, ot rails will then
te continued, and trains should be
running to Cameron Lake by next
fall. .     ",
In tho same report that told of the
letting of tho now contract to Moors
ft Dickson It wns said that work on
the mountain section would be. commenced within two months—Afbornl
ricneor News.
jjtion there were present' Rev. Robt.
Wilkinson and Mrs. Wilkinson of La-
Wsmith, with their sons, William A-.Vj
|,John, Robert, and Thomas, and
"daughters Miss Lizzie, Miss Minnie
and Marguerite; Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
Wilkinson and family, Rubv Winni-
fred, Evelyn, Margaret and George
Armstrong; Mr. Thomas Wilkinson
and family, Mary, Nellie and William
George; Mrs. M. Stevens and sons
Michael and John William; the Mis-
Mary and Elizabeth Wilkinson,
and Mrs. John Wilkinson and her
daughter Mrs. James Slavin, and
sons William, Robert, Thomas and
James; in all three sons! three daughters, twenty-one grandchildren and
one great grandchild, John Thomas
Slavin, the young son ot Mr. and
Mrs. James Slavin, Nanaimo.
) There were also present a number
of friends of the aged couple, who
came to pay their tribute of respect
and esteem. Tbe home was tastefully decorated, and on the table there
was a wedding cake. Not tbe least
Interesting portion ot thc evening
was the presentation of an address
and a purse filled, with gold. MIse
Lizzie Wilkinson presented the purse,
nnd William A. Wilkinson of Cumberland read tho following:
Mr. and Mrs. Wilkinson:—
Dear Father, Mother, and Grand
father and Grandmother,— ;
Your children and grand children
rejoice that you have been spared to
thorn for so many years and as you
now have reached the nnnivcrsary ot
your golden wedding wo take this
opportunity ot gathering togcthor in
tamil'j re-union to show our appreciation ol all your toll und care tor
us. Wc thank God for till his mcr
cies to us ns a family during thc
years that havo passed and tor His
goodncBs In sparing so many of us bo
that wc have tlio privilege ot meet
ing to celebrate this wedding anniversary. Wc assuro you our lovo and
cBtecni and wc pray that you mny
both bo spared to us tor ninny years,
fraying that our Heavenly Father
may keep us all.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilkinson wcro the
recipients ot many other prosontB
from old friends, and all present
present united in wishing them com
fort and health for the remaining
days of their lite.
Tho provincial government, will construct a trunk wagon road through
tho Crow's Nest dlHtrict.
ln earnest, terribly, awfully, feverishly in earnest. It is thc pisoner. We
are all tried, Judge, jury, bar, press,
police and public. The sunlight beckons to us this summer afternoon, lt
whispers alluring visions ot cool
waves and winds, bright skies, and
tossing cornfields. "Come," it sighs'
and its voice silences pity and compassion.	
But,tor thc prisoner thc sunlight »
an impertinence He brushes it aside.
With his eyes plunged into some viB-
ta of thought he is isolated from us
all, a burning body ot flaming doom,
every sense quickened with ii tense
anguish of foresight. As his counsel
ends, he glances swiftly ovcr his
shoulder at thc clock. We all follow
his glance, but tbe thought in our
mind is bitterly dificrent from thc
thought in his. We are wondering
how long the last rites will take, bn4
how much of the golden afternoon
will be left.
And now the prosecution—a forensic eccentricity. His twisted lace is
like a Reed caricature, the features
writhed like those of a lemon eater.
|* His voice is like "a Punch and Judy
squeaker worked by steam at varying
The prisoner is ndw burning more
fiercely than ever. His face is like a
live coal. As I watch him his eyes
meet mine, and I shiver, for the soul,
of tho man seems to wrestle with
mine for a second. There is a iock
in his eye like the look I have seen
in tho eye of a stag dragged nut of
the water by the huntsmen, and surrounded by yelping hounds.
Horror takes hold of me as I watili
this .creature struggling in tho coils.
As I note the frightful profile, with
its zig-zag riot ot angles, Its feeble
chinlcssnoss, its dreadful lack of ojiui-
iibrium, its moral instability, its
sharp brilliancy of Intelligence, I
shudder. This man, surely, has inherited a heritage of moral disaster.
Not in one generation was that
tragic profile carved. Its callous insensibility is hardly human. Its
cralty intensity is hardly brutal. Thc
pointed car, taunlikc, in its unnatur
al shape, hinto at something rcpel-
Icntly hideous, n recurrence of thc
dim evil and the dark power that
curdles the blood and roughens the
scalp and sickens tho soul. Alas!
that man should bo mado*on the very
vcrgo of thc incfiably obscene.
Thc prisoner's iron nerves urc now
Neighbors Who Have
Agreed to Disagree
John James Robinson aud Waltci'
Myl.s urc neighbors in Oyster district,
but it cannot be said that thc relations between those two gentlemen
aro us harmonious us the conditions
usually prevailing amount thoso
who live tho simple lite, la fact,
there has teen trouble lor some time,
and it requires an occasional visit to
thc courts to straighten thc matter
out. For thc past tour years Robinson has been cutting wood on land
owned by thc E. ft N. railway. He
paid a stipulated sum for every coi»l
cut,, and the arrangement seemed to
be satisfactory to the party of the
first part and the party of the second part. But one day last autumn
Walter Myles decided to turn tiller of
the soil, and in looking around for a
suitable location his eye lit upon tbj
broad acres on which Robinson was
cutting wood, and they looked, good
to hiin. Ho then started (negotiations with the E. AN. company
with the result that he became a
landed proprietor. Naturally he
wanted Mr. Robinson to vacate tha
land, but'lthe latter registered an objection. As a result there has been
trouble brewing for some time. A
few months ago. Mr. Myles had , Mr.
Robinson before Police Magistrate
Harrison, but the case was dismissed. This did not improve matters, but rather had an opposite effect. Last night Mr. Myles had Mr.
Robinson summoned to appear on a
charge of assault, and the case cam!
up Lefore Magistrates Stewart and
Matheson. It appears that last winter Mr. Robinson, in. accordance with
his agreement with thc E. & N. railway, had cut, 50 ot GO cords ot wood
on thc land, and he was trying to
get the product of his labor to market. To do so he had tc use a road
cr trail which he cut some years ay>,
and which 1b now an the land owned
by Mr. Mylis. lie claiinB that tho
latter was endeavoring to obstruct
him, and Mr. Myles, us owner ol tlio
land, maintains that there was uu
public road, aud that iu coming, on
his land Mr. Robinson was guilty of
trespass. When Robinson saw Myles
and a inun named Forsyth fulling
timber across this old road he waB
greatly Incensed, and be grabbed up
i a rock, aud,    according to tlio   ovl-
drawn out very line.   9omi»ody toari.ll .' '"' ," .i , , ,T ." ,,    ,, *
.T!       '  .-.     _ ..    ...    ,, j denco ot    Mylcu and l'uisyth,  threa
A Drama of Old Bailey
By James Douglas.
The Judge comes ln, followed by
aldermen and sheriffs, each carrying
a country nosegay ot roses, carnations and sweet poas.
The judge bows to the bar, the bar
bows to the judge, and the dreadful
ritual of a murder trial begins to
unroll itself.
As I look around the court there is
something familiar which puzzles me
(says Mr. James Douglas tn "Adventures in London"). What is it?
Is lt the color of tho woodwork, that
revolting light-oak, bilious hue which
is the official tint of Government
furniture everywhere? The dock is a
vast blotch ot lt, and it looks like a
horr|blc chancel in some hideous cha»
pel, with the prisoner > for priest and
his warders for acolytes. Ah, that is
the baffling resemblance which has
been tantalizing me.
Aa I listen to the sermon-I mean
the speech of counsel tor the detence
—I succumb to the Illusion. I nod.
The good man la audibly inaudible.
When a fragment of phrase roaches
me it Is so vapid that I cease to lis.
ten. Even the . prisoner seems bored
by his own advocate, as il all desire
lor lite wcre extinguished hy this
dismal drabble ol toronsic eloquence.
But thc sunlight strikes the windows and touches tbo pallid prisoner
with rosy lingers, and in a moment
t see right to tho honrt ot thin tra
gody.   Only one man ln this court is
pieco ol paper, lie startu. Ills small
uunken eyes blnncc quickly round thc
court; then, as tho judge sums up,
they settle like -points ot flame upon
the old gentleman's placid lace. Tbo
judge wilts' under their lire. Once he
meets thorn, but alter a swift duel
be flinches nnd averts his gaze. Tho
judgo and the jury withdraw, thc
prisoner disappears through thc trap,
door, and again lite inserts its
The prisoner reappears, tbo judge
returns, and for a second there is nn
electric pause. The prisoner stand;!
like a man of stone.
Ho does not blanch. The judge
fumbles with the black cap, and then,
in a low, unomotlonal murmur, sen'
teuces the prisoner to be hanged.
It is not an impressive scene, but
it has all the tangled triviality ot
realism ln its tragic moments. It is
not theatrical, save lor the black
cap, and, curiously enough, the blarK
cap is the one unreal episode, the
one touch that stagellcs the ritual.
Stay! What ot the rose, (variations,- sweet peas, and sweet herb*?
Well, perhaps they,breathe tidings of
a mystic world where even Iho murderer may rest at last.—Oassell's
Saturday Journal.
At last night's meeting ol Ladysmith Temple No. 5 Mary Harries,
Grand Chief P. S„ assisted by M.
Gordon, as Grand Senior and M.
Lee, as Grand Manager, Installed the
following for the ensuing term:
' Past Chiet— E. B. Davidson.
M. B. 0.— M. A. Crossan.
E. H.— B. Ivey.
B. J.- I. Cnrtwrlght.
Manager— 8. Littio.
M. ot R. nnd C- B. Black.
M. of F- M. A. H. Rdd.
Protector— E. Johnson.
Guard- M. Smith.
After   business   refreshments   w
tened to knock Mylcu' brains out.
'lhlB Robinson denied, but tbe preponderance ot evidence was against
the denial, and Robinson wns lined
(2.10 without costs. Thc trial had
somo auuioing features, but lt something in not June to clralghlcn out
matters there may be a thrilling cll-
! mux. Robinson Indignantly denic I
that be had used tho expression
"kuock his bruins out."" Ho contended that it wns the language ol a
barbarian, and that he was too much1
ot a gentleman to use it. When Forsyth waB sworn, Robinson asked permission to interrogate the witness aa
to the definition ot an oath. Tbo
question was ruled out, and the witness proceeded to give his evidence as
to Robinson picking up a rock. Robinson, In his evidence, claimed that
be picked up thc rock, believing tbat
Myles was a traveling arsenal ot
rocks. The evidence was generally
contradictory and at the close, the
magistrates took five minutes to arrive at a decision. As wns said before, Robinnon was fined (2.50, and
Magistrate Matheson gave the disputants some sensible advice.
Thc Rev. Father Clement Caine,
who will begin a mission nt St.
Mary's on the 1st of August, was
born at Liverpool, England, and finished his tudles in Rome, which gives
him a great knowledge ot the Italian
language. After being ordained .for
the priesthood he spent the greater
part ot his life ln Australia, where
he traveled from city to city, and
from diocese to diocese, giving missions to Catholics and non-Catholics
alllie. At the time of the South African war he enlisted as chaplain ot
thc army, and bore tho burden ol n
rommon soldier lor the honor nnd
glory of bin mother country. Tho
Rev. Father ('nine In ono ot tho best
speakers In America and uses forcible, yet plain, language. Any child
enn understand and follow him, and
any person that has beard lrim onco
cannot retrain from hearing blm ta
$500 CASH
Rnd J200 ot $10
Per Month
For a First Class House on a Good Corner.   Splendid Soil, Good Stables, Etc.
This Is a Bargain.
Notary Public Conveyancer
Head Office  -  • Toronto
CAPITAL $10,000,000: REST $6,000,000
Bonk Money Orders
issubd at the roLiowrao RATES:
|5 aud under - • 3   cents
Over IS and not exceeding $10,    6      "
••   $10      "      " *30,   10      "
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Thta. ordm am payable at par at any office In
Canada ot - Chill'tewd Bank, except In th. Yukon
and «t th. principal banking point. In th. United
They ar« negotiable at W:90 to th. £ staling in
Great Britain and Ireland. They form mi exc.1-
lent nutted of remitting email auma of money
»ith aaft tv and at small cost and may b. .btaln-
ed without delay at any office of the Bank.
Dr. R. B. Dier
Surgeon Dentist
the trains and thus Increase the earnings per train mile.
LADYSMITH BRANCH   L.M. de Gex, Jfanager
Published by Carley ft Carley at Ladysmith, B. 0„ every Wednesday and Saturday.
$1.51 a Yur in Advanot, 25c Per Mmtb
Advertising' Rates on application.
Editorial Comment
The revival In the mining industry
in the Kootenay will have a good
effect on the whole province. The
past year has been a disastrous ono
to the men engaged in metalliferous
The city council ot Victoria has a
lot of trouble on Its hands. This is
not a new condition for the city fathers ot Victoria. As a matter of fact,
when they are not worrying over tbe
water supply they are certain tp have
some other equally difficult problem
to solve. The trouble now is the 60-
day's horse meet under the auspices
ot the Country Oil**'. When the horse
racing proposal first came up the
council decided to lease the grounds
ot the Agricultural Society to tbe
, Country Club, tor the purposes tor
which it Is now being used. They say
that at that time they had no idea
betting on races would be permitted,
which shows that a Victoria aldermen is a very innocent person indeed.
It now transpires tbat the racing has
had a bad eflect on the morals ot the
good Victorians, which is another
cause for surprise. The other evening
a delegation of citizens waited on the
council and asked that the lease ot
the grounds be cancelled. Tbey told
thrilling tales of thc wickedness ol
the city, and how young men were
embezzling Irom their employers to
bet on the races. In tact tbe stories
of ruined lives were heartrending, so
much so that the council has asked
the city barrister to look over tbe
lease and see lt anything can be done
to break the contract wit the
Country Club. The trouble with the
Victoria people, Is that they are too
Tho  London Times announces tbat
at ad early date the Oreat Eastern
Railway   Co., England,   will   bring
into force a number of reductions in
the passenger   tares chargW ta   the
London area.   This cpurse of action,
says the    Times, ba*  been adopted
with tbe object ol recovering some ol
the traffic which has been taken away
by the tramways.   It is hoped that
though each individual passenger will
contribute less money  such a number   will be  attracted   back to tbe
railway  as to give   better loads on
Winnipeg Telegram: The fact that
British Columbia berries are on the
local market and that Ontario fruit
will begin to arrive in a tew days is
welcome news to those who have so
longpaid exhorbitaut prices tor exports from thc United States. The
conditions under which these products of home "industry may be utilized are not so favorable today as
they will be atter the experiment has
revealed the advantages of this move,
but the satisfaction ot knowing that
this steady stream of money is not
being diverted to channels outside
the Dominion is considerable. It is
worth while to look beyond the Immediate benefit to the community for
this Is thc thin edge ot thc wedge
which promises to open an enormous*
traffic from sources wholly neglected
in the past. It 1b the surplus fruit
that will be shipped to Winnipeg and
it will in time be handled ccoooml-
cally. Winnipeg is a very heavy con>
sumer ot berries and until the present thousands of dollars have been
contributed annually to California'
and Florida growers. Under the
new arrangements this cash will at
least be kept in Canada.
Mr. D. D. Mann, vice-president ol
the Canadian Northern Railway,, will
le in Victoria In a tew days, and
the Board ot Trade Council ol
that city are under the Impression
that the railway magnate will have
an Important announcement to make
in regard to the road's plans in
British Columbia. In any event an
eflort will be made to impress upon
Mr. Mann tbe advantages Victoria
otters to any of. the trans-continental
lines to make the capital city a railway terminus,
(To the Editor).
Sir,—For a long time the manager
of No. 2 and the mine boss have endeavored to prevent men and boys
from riding on the. loaded cars in tho
tunnel. Likewise on the empty cars
in front of the motor has been
stopped time and again. I have Just
been to call on a man who had his
arm broken badly while trying to
ride a loaded car. What I want to
impress on the minds ot parents and
others Is that If anyone gets killed
or crippled under the above circumstances there Is no allowance Irom
the accident Inn, as I am Informed.
I see young boys Jumping on and of)
the accident fund, as I am informed.'
boys meet with a fatal accident, lt
will he the fault of tbe parents and
not the mine officials. Thanking you
tor an opportunity, to give this warn
Ing, I remain,
Extension Mines, July 12, 1909.
Mr. William Hooper will leave
shortly for Vancouver to tako a position with the Thomson Jewellery
company, ol that city. H* Will dispose ot his stock in Ladysmith by
public auction.
In   Ladysinith,   July   G,   to Mrs,
Bernardeltl, a  son.
In Ladysmith,. July 9, to Mrs. Ko
tellu, Filth,avenue, a  son.
About Little Women
To declare that a little man is at a
disadvantage Is to be bverwhelmeO
with "Look at the Japs," am;
"Think ol Bobs and Napoleon aud-
—" There follows a list of tin
world's groat little men, which al
most persuades one that tho lack o.
inches is the root of all achievement.
In spite of statistics, however, lt re
mains a fact that a little, man Is ox
traordinarily sensitive about bit
brevity, whilo he is fortunato if hi
dees not assume a pompous air it
order to Impress the world with thi
truth of Dr. Watt's remark, "th.
mind's tlie stature ot the man.'
Littio men have succeeded when
many a sluggish giant has tailed in
nobly; but the tall man le yet thi
•'.eternally fit" specimen, whether wi
turn to the tailor's model or to thi
hero of the woman novelist. The ar
tist who would depict a small am
scrubby "Adam" as,an ideal ot pby
sical manhood would speedily hi
made aware ol his mistake.
But when we consider lovely wo
men, matters are different indeed'. It
is true that Tennyson wrote about
the woman who was
"A daughter of the godB, divinelj
While such an overwhelming person
might be very much at borne amonc
the deml-gods, she would assuredly.be
-nappreciated among tho sons o
men. It Is a small person who it
joth delightful and dangerous. In
the days of- ber childhood she placet
her tiny red shoes upon tho neck o.
her doting father, who can play thi
,*art of stern "governor" to thi
ooys, but who is as wax in thi
hands of his small daughter. She it
io frail and dainty that it would hi
a matter of cruelty to refuse her anything, and so she has her own wav
.'rom infancy to old-ladyhood, and,
"y some wonderful process .of inwaro
discipline, she escapes being spoiled.
The novelist and bis comrade in
.alschood, thc poet, have bcon torn.
ot referring to womnn'u tears as ii
they were eminently becoming to tht
iemlnine countenance. Ab a • mattei
of fact, thore Is nothing, except, per
naps, the polo hat, which is bo try
ing to the teatures as what what tht
lowery writer terms "a passion of
.iots." The average woman In a tit
of weeps Is distinctly unplcusing,
.loth to sight and hearing, tor not
only her eyes, nose and mouth art
weirdly exercised, but there are chok
,ngs and gurglings which are tar
from being soothing or melodious.
But the little woman has little wo
nan haa reduced weeping to a tine
irt, and It is so pathetic ami yot
#lnsome a figure when.giving way to
sriet that her tears are even more
dangerous than her smiles. They
arc so formidable a weapon, indeed,
that she resorts to them only when
all others have proved Ineffective.
As a rule, the little woman is amiable, even to other and larger worn
an. But when sho is otherwise, sho
becomes so sweetly venomous that
her sisters rise up and call her 'a
perfect cat.' She is never openly, and
(rankly hostile, but makes tbe most
maddening remnrks with an air ot
childish Innocence that completely deceives a man and makes him wonder
what she has said or done to make
the other woman "so awfully down
on the poor little thing." She is the
one who remarks on the very trying
shade ot brown you are wearing, and
quietly makes you uncomfortable for
an bour by concluding, "I didn't
know you   ever wore that shade.  It
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requires such a perfect complexion to
jarry it oft well." Sho is always so
commiserating and sympathetic that
duo is torccd to tnmo lu silence, lest
tho little woman should wonder
what she had said to offend, in the
.anguage, "I really didn't dream ot
inuoying you. But then, I believe ln
perfect sincerity." *,
Tho little woman knows better than
to endeavor to compete with her
strcnuoUB sisters. Her role la a gentle nnd childlike ingenuousness while
she is far trom feeling. Her shoelaces
are always coming untied and she Is
;o sorry to give So much trouble.
Her gloves also are frequently in
,ieed of being buttoned, and what
jretty littio gray affairs they are,
and what a very small hand It is,
and wouldn't a plain gold ring bo
.ecoraing to It! Then tho little woman Is very, very much surprised.
The perverted proverb which, I bo-
.levc, cdmo out ot Oalllorula—"a ltt-
„le widow is a dangerous thing"—is
iractically and protoundly true. Tfci
,nost acute torm that the little wo-
,nan can take Is the widow. She
ras bewitcbeding in tbe pink muslin
.rock oi childhood, she was a vision
if girlish loveliness in her bridal
_o\in  of   white   duchesse when   Bhe
'came in on her lather's arm;" but
_a a pensive widow with the daintiest
,vhita edge to her bonnet, and a
.rightened, appealing expression in
ler eyes, she is a sight to make
jaint Anthony drop thc prefix in his
,iame and,devote himself to consoling
his extremely forlorn creature. She
ieems to need frequent and persistent
,-onsolation, fcr she 1b so utterly un-
itted to battle with the world. He.
4rlef is a sacred thing at first, but
liter a time the would-be-comforter
•enturcs to tell hcr that she Is too
rail and sensitive to be alone, that
he needs to be protected, and that
ie is an enthusiastic believer in tho
olicy of protection. So the little
.vidow ceases to refer to "poor dear
Tohn," pensively puts his photograph away, and when the world by
'lolds her in a fetching costume ot
heliotrope and stiver grey it smileB
Movingly, Ior it knows there will
ioon bo a quiet wedding, \on account,
is a thoughtless reporter once ox-
wcsBed It, "ot a recent bereavement
n the iride's family."
We have just received another ship-
lent ot those
Elegant Designsand
Colorings in Wall Paper
Call and see them. They are going last.
A full line ol, Paints and Varnishes
n stock.
Picture Framing done on shortest
notice. Bring your pictures and lock
over our mouldings.
Painter and Paperhanger.
Ladysmith Waterworks
On and after this date
water consumers must not
sprinkle streets or roads.
The following rules will
govern gardens and lawns:
Below 3rd Avenue—In the
morning from 7 to 10 o'clock.
Above 3rd Avenue—In the
evening from 5 to 8 o'clock.
Dated June 9th 1909.
J.J. Bland,
Superintendent of Waterworks
:: Ladysmith   pharmac]
Notice is hereby, given that tt to
my Intention to make application to
tho Board ol Commissioners ot the
Olty ol Ladyimith at their next regular mooting for a transfer of the
retail liquor license now held by me
ln respect 'to the premises known as
the Pilot Hotel, situate on Lot 9,
Block 126, in the City ot Ladysmith
from myself to Alexander Thomas.
Ladysmith, 25th May, 1909.
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Sir Charles Tapper's Career
cut of that band of far-socing and
patriotic statesmen wuo eariteu lur
ilK-iiisehea Uie . proud title ut
•'Jj'tttlftl'ii of Confederation" but two
are -still 111 tlie land of the living,
says the Vernon News. One of these
lb fill' Charles Tupper, the other Senator Macdonald of Prince Howard Island.
Last Friday Sir. Charles Tupper
celebrated his eighty-eighth anniversary, and is still hale and hearty, en:
Joying the possession ot all his
faculties to an almost undiminished
decree, and still able to take an
active interest in the affairs ot the
great; Dominion which he was largely
lesponsible tor calling into being
Hiil splendid courage, tireless energy
end unswerving patriotism mark him
as a man who will ever.bulk largely
In the annals ot Canada, and  men of
ull political creeds and opinions will
unite In congratulating him upon
entering on another year, and in
wishing him a continuance of health
and strength,
Uorn at Amherst, Nova Scotia, on
July 2, 1821, the son of Rev. Charles
Tupper, D. D., he was educated at
Ho it on Academy and Acadia Colliucs,
where he graduated M. A., D. 0. L.
Later he attended Edinburgh University, where he obtained his M. D.
degree in 1842. Returning to Nova
Scotia he practised bis profession of.
a physician. Sir Charles began his
long and honorable public lite in
1855, when he was elected to serve
in the Nova Scotta Assembly. In the
following year he became Provincial
Secretary ln the Johnstone Administration. In 1864 he became Premier
of his native province, Sir Charles
took a loading part in the movement
for Confederation, attending the conferences at Charlottetown and Quebec, and afterwards going to England
and participating ln the final settle
ment of the terms of union which are
embraced in the British North America Act. He was elected a member
ct the House of Commons at the first
Dominion general election in 1867 tor
the constituency of Cumberland, N.
S., which he continued to represent
until 18884. When the Dominion was
but three years old he became a Cabinet minister, taking tbe. portfolio
of President ot the Council. Since
then he has held the portfolios of'
Customs, Inland Revenue, Railways
and Canals, Public Works, Finance,
and Secretary ot State. Sir Charles
resigned with the Macdonald Administration In 1873, and on the return
of the Conservative party to power
five years later he became Minister
of Public Works. He was the first
Minister of Railways aud Canals,
May 20, 1879, to May 23, 1*884, and
es such was closely Identified with
the construction ol thc C. P. R. Appointed High Commissioner lor Canada ln England tn 1884, he returned
three years later to again become a
minister, taking tbe portfolio ot finance, which he held for one year, returning again to London as High
Commissioner. In January, 1896, he
ence again entered tbe Dominion Car
blnet as Secretary of State tn Sir
Mackenzie Bowell's Administration,'
and became leader of the House ot
Commons, Three months later, upon
the resignation ot Sir Mackenile
Bowell, he became Premier ol Canada. He appealed to tbe country on
ithe policy ol re-establlshment ot Separate Schools ln 'Manitoba, which
had been abolished by the provincial
authorities, but was defeated.
There was a time, and that-not so
many years ago, -when Sir Charles
Tupper was the subject of a great
deal of harsh criticism and abuse
from those who differed from his
political views. He bore to a far
greater degree than hte distinguished
leader and colleague, Sir John A.
Macdonald, the enmity and disllke'o]
his opponents, and, as he was a bard
hitter and unsparing antagonist he
stirred up opposition that at times
.was exceedingly bitter. But those
days are pasts end the whole country
awful crime against womanhood yet
splendid services which ' he has bestowed upon his native land, and to
teel proud of him as one of the outstanding public men of his generation.
As, an evidence ol this feeling we
l,uote the following from that s.trong-
y Liberal Journal the Regina Leader
which concludes an appreciative re-
dew of his career as follows:
"Space will not permit even a re-
Ital ot the numerous Royal Commissions on which , Sir Charles has
served, the Imperial and International Conferences at which ho has
epresented the Dominion, tlie trea-
,len he has assisted tn negotiating,
ind the far-reaching Canadian and.
mpcrjal projects he has promoted
ind advocated. Suffice it to say
hat from the time when as a'young
nan of 34 years, he was elected to
he Nova Scotia Assembly down to
he present hour his great abilities
.ud wonderful energy have been ever
' r
at the disposal of his country, to
' which he has given whole-hearted serf'
vice. Mistaken though his policy
may have been at times, he ever
had, and still has, unbounded faith
in Canada and in the greatness of
the future. He grappled big questions and dwelt in big projects lor
this Dominion, aud no man, we feel
sure,, rejoices more over Its present
prosperity and great, development
than does Sir Charles Tupper, To
such men as he Canada owes a debs
ol gratitude and on this, his eighty-
eighth birthday. The Leader, although opposed to him political^,
ungrudgingly acknowledges it." ,   '"
The great majority ot our readers
were probably wholly, unprepared lor
Such revelations as have recently
been made in the columns ot The
Guardian and elsewhere as to the infamous traffic In womanhood which
exists In this-country. It seems to
us all to dreadful thai such a traffic
Bhould exist, but then, bf course, we
thought that lt touched only foreign
lands, or perhaps very large cities
such as New York and Chicago. But
the lacts which have come to light
admit ol no such Interpretation.
They point plainly and unmistakably
to the existence ot such' a traffic in
our own fair land,. But even then
we were disposed to say that while
Canada was not wholly tree from this
has now grown to recognize the
the cases which had been brought to
light were isolated ones, and the
traffic had at most only a very precarious footing in our raidat. Secretary Nagel, of Washington, has, bow-
ever, been investigating this matter
and his agents report that not only
does the traffic exist, but that tbe
city of Montreal ranks third upon
this continent in tbe importation ot
girls for this' awful traffic. New York
and Seattle are the. only ports which
surpass it in this regard.
Surely it 1b time that Canada
awaked to a realization ol.her duty
ln this matter. Our race has prided
Itself upon the chastity ot its Womanhood, and such crimes as this ere
calculated to awaken all the slumCrr-
Ing Indignation of our outraged manhood and womanhood. We do not believe It possible for a man wbo has
even the remnant ot manhood in bird
to view this matter calmly. To most
of us thts crime will seem worse
than murder, and the punishment of
death would seem none too great tor
the unadulterated villainy of it. And
yet the law says that the man who
commits lt may be sent to prison
only tor five years. Surely if a nation's laws rightly reflect Its spirit,
Canada can hold its womanhood but
very cheap. But this Is not true.
We are persuaded that lt a . case ol
this kind were discovered and7 the
father, whose daughter had been decoyed into this living death were to
slay tbe man who had decoyed her,
there could be found few Canadiaii
Juries who would convict him o.l murder.
The law as It stands does not represent Canadian sentiment in reference to this crime, and it must be
changed. In regard to this matter
the churches, Protestant and Catholic, will have but one voice, and
that voice must be embodied in such
a law as shall fittingly express our
national feeling in regard to this dastardly crime. The legislator who
needs any' pressure to bring him into
line on this subject has surely little
claim to represent any section ot out!
Yet It is right tbat tho churches
'nhould speak. It is right that our
Women's Councils should speak. It
is right that every organisation
which is pledged to moral reform
should speak. Canada cannot tolerate Buch a traffic, and she must voice
hcr sentiments so clearly and so decisively that no one can mistake her
laws. This vile traffic Is a profitable
And action must. Implement her
traffic, and.as long as lt Is so, some
one will be Iound willing to sell his
soul and ruin his fellows tor the
sake ot crime-tainted, lust-polluted
gold. In this matter there should be
national co-operation in a determined eDort to destroy the traffic.
Such co-operation, it sufficiently earnest, would soon banish this Infamy
from the face of the earth.
But apart trom thts, each nation
must be held accountable lor Its own
domains. Our Canadian Government Bhould not, and, we are persuaded, will not, need any pressure
In this matter. Thore la testimony
that the traffic ia here; there Is testimony that it has reached greater
dimensions than' many of ua had
imagined possible; and thero should
be no hesitancy and no lack of vigor
In dealing with this most detestable I
crims.—Christian Ouardlan.
It's like this here, your honcr, see!
As near as I can tell,
A gentleman hired my boat, and he
WaB quite a   proper swell,
He brought a  lady down with him
~To make a   longieh trip,
And so we scrubbed^ier thoroughly—
Judgo—Tho lady?
Tar—Nol   The ehip. '
Well, cutting ofl my story short
To come to what befell,
We started, but put back to pert,
Which, much annoyed the swell.
She tell between two waterways
And got a nasty nip,
So we rigged hor out with bran-new
Judge—The lady?
Tar—No-o.   The ship.
At last we put to sea again       •
And started for the west,
All spick and span without a stain,
When all at once, I'm blest,
Her blooming timbers got misplaced,
Which quite upset the trip,
The water washed around her. waist-
Judge—The lady's?
Tar (nodding)—And tbe ship's.
That's all, I think, your honor; now
I'll state to you my claim.
Five hundred dollars, you'll allow,
j   Won't build her up the same.
Her rudder's gone, her ncse Is broke,
Her flag I've had to dip,
She's lying now upon,thc mud-
Judge—The lady?
Tar—No-o-o-o!   The ship.
You can't count all the-thlngs we'd de
Did time permit.
We'd palut the world a radiant blue
Did time permit.
We'd make all   crooked   things seem
And Sabbath breakers flagellate.
We'd make some laws as sure as fate,
Did time permit.
We'd do away with revenue tax
Did time permit.
We'd lift the load from ofPyour l«.cks
i  Did time permit.
The Joys of peace we would secure,
And pension ofl the aged poor,
And Nanaimo's nerve we would   obscure,
Did time permit.
'   J
We'd give you all a share ot land
Did time permit.
Good trade we'd bring to every hand
Did time permit.
We'd furnish all electric light    ,
At prices just exactly right,
No danger then to walk at night,
: Did time permit.
those things and more should come
to pass,
Did time permit.
W^'d please you nil—but then, alas,
, Did time permit.
They won't come ofl tor several years,
(Excuse these plenteous, bring tears,)
We'd do tbem all, but then, my doars,
Time won't permit.
Canada's Mellow East
A rebuko emphasized by a kindness
is apt to be remembered. One day
an officer walked into the office of
one cf the well known business men
nl the west.
"What do you want here?" be said
to the officer.
"I've come to attach tho wages of
one of your men for a  debt.".
"Who is the man?"
The officer named him, and he was
at 'once summoned to his employer's
"How long have you been ln debt?"
was tbe first question asked.
"been behind for 20 years. I can't
seem to catch up," said tbe man.
"But you have a good salary."
"I know lt, but I can't get out ot
"You must get out, or yon must
leave here.  How much do you owe?"
Tho whole was not much less than
$1,000, but tbe employer immediately
wrote Us check lor tbe amount, and
faid, as he handed it to the man:
"This will pay nil your bills. If I
hear ol your running In debt again,
youfll have to go."
It was what the doctors call "heroic treatment," and it not only astonished the man, but "revolutionized" him, He settled with his creditors, and then, by carefulness, kept
out of debt.
Better than a genius tor making
money Is the habit of paying as you
The   population ot Calgary is 25,-
000. v
lint country which has no history
may be happy, as the phrasemaker
says, but it never inspires thc patriotism that has its roots in the
glories of the1 past not less than in
the promise of thc future,! Canada it)
a young country, but her history is
venerable, and strikes back hundreds
of years into the traditions of two
races. The West may be new and
raw, hut the East is mellow with
memories 6f a , lustrous but vanished
regime. Some of its landmarks remain, lustrous no longer, even mean
by comparison with modern luxurl-
ousness in architecture, but dear
alike to the antiquarian and to the
Canadian who thrills at the mention
ot some of the historic personages
and epoch-making events with which
tbey are associated. Such a landmark is the Chateau de Ramezay, a
famous old house In Montreal, once
the very heart of life in Canada,
now shabby in old age and cold wit'i
the chill of a museum—a shell emptied of its kernel a hundred years
ago, standing as a monitor of the
transcience of man and the permanence of his works.
The chateau has passed its two hundredth year, and a few years ago the
people of Montreal fittingly commemorated the anniversary ,by "permitting
their minds to he turned back over
the lapse of years to review some of
the events connected with the vener-"
able building. Tho guide-books ot
modern days badly describe the chateau as a "long, low cottage-built
building of shabby mien, standing
beside an old stone fence." It stand.!
opposite the City Hall, and the two
present a contrast stimulating to
the imagination. It was built in 1705
by Claude de Ramezay, a Governor,
whose name has been chiefly remembered by his son, who surrendered
Quebec when further defence of the
citadel was impossible.- Later on th,(
chateau fell into the hands of the
Compagnie des I dies Occldentales,
and became the headquarters ot the
French tur trade for many years. Atter thc conquest it was used by the
English Governors. A tablet in the
wall of the chateau proclaims these
facts, that are repeated by the guid'j
Another tablet refers to tho events
of 1775, when the Americans held tho
city, and established themselves in
tho official residence. ~ Here came
Franklin, Samuel Chase and Charles
Carroll to confer with Benedict Arnold and discuss means whereby the
Canadians could be induced to join
with the other colonists ln revolt
against British connection. In the
council chamber where now the tourist loiters the American commissioners sat in secret conclave and considered weighty matters. Hither
Ben Franklin brought a printing
press and -set it up, the weapon that
ho deemed mightier than the guns
and bayonets of his soldier colleagues.. Tho first newspaper In Montreal was printed in tho cellar of the
Chateau de Ramezay, and at Franklin's instigation, lor he fetched from
Philadelphia one Fleury Mesplet, a
printer, who Issued a little weekly
pamphlet, printed ln French. Its
avowed purpose was to make tbe
French-Canadians discontented with
English rule and persuade tbem to
enter thc Union as a separate State.
Atter a while both the English and
French languages were used ln the
paper, and then English only. Thi*
pnper thus begun has grown to be
one of the greatest journals of Can-
nada, and for 140 years it has not
changed Its name—The Gazette, of
The Gazette, therefore, might reasonably claim to be the supreme authority on aU matters pertaining tj
the old Chatoau de Ramozay, and it
was only nuiural that at the present
time lt should be rich in the lore of
its first home. We cannot do better
than quote from an article in The
Gazette: "Those wbo may be privileged by being present will see in the
museum, galleries and library of tho
chateau hundreds of. connecting links
between the Montreal of two centuries ago and the Montreal of today. There Is, in the jugements et
deliberations du Consell Superleur dil
Quebec the record of an altercation
that took place, ln the very year of
of the chateau's foundation (1705),
between Sieur Rocbert de la Moran-
dlere, garde des magazine do Montreal, and a soldier servant ol M. do
Ramezay, named La Marine, in the
course of which tho latter, (Who was
the assailant) lost his lite. In due
time the ense was submitted to His
M.tjocty Louis XIV., and the unhappy slayer of La Marine was released
trim prison. Thc reader will find all
particulars In the filth volume ot tho
Jugements, etc, (page 464-471 inclusive). M. Pierre Georgce Roy has reproduced the account ot tbe quarrel
and the King's pardon in his history
of La Famille Rocbert de la Moran-
Originally the residence of a Governor, who built it because he could
find in Montreal no fitting place to
house himself; thc chateau, as has
been intimated, saw many strange
scenes, acknowledged in turn Drench,
American and English conquerors. It
has been court house, publishing office, college, Normal'school and court
house again, the home of Scotch and
French private gentlemen, but Government property since 1774, when its
owner, William Grant, after ten
years' residence, leased it. Now, it
is a show place, and the home of the
Numismatic, and Antiquarian Society,
that is well qualified to be its custodian."
Every year for several years past
hundreds of bottles have been thrown
overboard from vessels of all kinds
and nationalities with the object of
testing the direction and strength ot
the countless currents which flow like'
so many devious riverB through the
seas. Before each bottle is despatched
on its unknown, journey, says Tit-
Bits, the skipper who thus does marine science good service, places ini it
a note of tbe exact place whence it
is despatched, with the date, and also a printed note in half a dozen
different languages asking the person
who may, pick it up to report to the
Hydrographic Bureau at Washington
the time and whereabouts ot its recovery. Thus each meEsenger with its
securely corked contents fares forth
cn its voyage of ocean survey, and
by its wanderings maps the currents
of the oceans.
Of two bottles thrown over In mtd-
oCean at the same time one was
picked up on the coast of Devonshire
while the other drifted to far away
Florida, each being caught by a difference current and drifting thousands of miles away trom its fellow,
fn curious contrast was thc wandering of three bottles thrown over
from the Dago 500 miles- east of Newfoundland and all recovered during
the same week within a short distance of each other after drifting
1,200 miles to thc Htv<rides.
Another bottle was started on its
journey trom the Nautilus, when
close to the Canary Islands. Traversing the great tropical ocean in th*.
trade wiud belt, it went coursing
along between the islands of the
Windward Group, across the Caribbean Sea to the coast of Belize, almost within tne Mexican Gulf. For
496 days lt thus pursued its solitary
way before it was stranded and rescued, having covered 4,700 miles at
an average speed of nearly ten miles
a day. Even this remariliable record
of travel was eclipsed by a bottle
which was thrown up by thc sea at
Shetland a few years ago and of
which a  tragic story is told.
On Oct. 11, 1830, the captain sJ thii
ship Buckingham was murdered by a
coolie oft tbe Shetland coast. Unable to attract attention from the
shore, tbe mate proceeded on tbe
voyage to New Yark, where the murderer was given into custody, aud
[rom there to the Bermudas, where he
wrote an account of the tragedy and
committed it i o the son. By a most
singular coincidence, this bottle with
its tragic message was carried by thq
sea currents back from the Bermudas
to Shetland, nearly live thousand
miles away, and two and a half
years later was rescued almost on the
very spot where the murder was committed.
For nearly three years another
bottle was roaming over the seas betore it camo to its rest. On Sept. 1
it was pitched overboard Irom the
Bremerhaven several hundred miles
east ot Newfoundland; it was carried
into the southern edge ot the Gulf
stream, drifted away beyond the
Azores, then, curving to the south-
west ofl the coast ot Africa, lt
crossed the Atlantic, coming to its
haven on the shore of a email Island'
in the West Indies, just north of
Haytl. It had voyaged as nearly ait,
could be estimated, 4,500 miles ln 994
days, averaging a distance ot about
four and a half miles ln twenty-lour
A bottle thrown ovcr from the
steamship Sutherland on March 11,
1S97, drifted 4,000 knots before It was
recovered 181 days later; another record maker was picked up on March
26, 1898, having covered 4,800 knots—
roughly 5,400 miles—in a little over
sixteen months.
Livery, Feed and Sole
Over 200 crates ot strnwhcrrlos are
being Bhippcd daily from Creston.
Bob Edwards will in future publish
the Eye Opener at Port Arthur, Out.
First Avpiiue.
Phone tit.
Wall Paper Sale
Must clear; owner leaving town.   Come
and get first choice.
J. E. Smith
Roberts St.       -      •      Lidysmith, B. C.
Singer and Wheeler *& Wilson
If you are thinking of buying; a sewing machine call
„«? -U-.
ana see oar. steel: cf z..z_
soiled machines at reduced
prices to clear.
T. E. Sullivan
Plumbing, Gas and Steamfittii(.
Prices Reasonable.
First Avenue, near New Weston hotel
Paperhanger and Art Decorator.
High Street.
AU kinds ol Clock and Watch Repairing. Satisfaction Guaranteed at
Reasonable Prices.
English Watches a Specialty.
J. R. Easton
Practical Watchmaker.
All work left at H. Hughes* store
will receive prompt attention.
Hens for Sole
One Hundred Hens for
sale. Apply D. Davies,
Rancher,  near Ladysmith.
Leave orders at Robert's
Butcher Shop.
Shoe Repairing
I am ready to repair Boots   and
Shoes.     Satisfaction  Guaranteed.
Corner Third ave. and High street,
near Queen's Hotel.
First Class   Photos,
n.li.rv nn First Avonim.
F. C. Fisher
Studio ia Williams' Block.
Chong Kee
Washing and Ironing p. „aiptly attended
*V "HIT "J k—mmt
Have Your Houses Plastered
For Terms apply to
C. HINE, Plasterer, etc., Ladysmith, P. 0.
Cement Sidewalks a specialty. THE LADYSMITH CHRONICLE
Extensive advertising in large Newspapers, in
lane Cities costs large sums of money. We are
M.tinfi«d with smalt advertising, in a small paper.
for small money. This cnahles ns to place our
goods bofore our customers at a price to match
moat incomes,
Furniture Store
Light and heavy teaming.
Furniture and piano moving
a specialty.
Nicholson & Weaving
Telephone 1.
I Sell T. J. Trapp & Co's
Celebiated Wagons
During the Manor, we have sold a large numbei
of wagons, implements and logging trucks.
Everything carries a guarantee.
Butler Street
Cases of
Mistaken Identity
The arrest of Charles Ja,mcs, or
Jones, charged with murder, will revive many instances of mistaken
identity, the most notable example
in police history being furnished b>
the famous Lyons mail robbery case,
in which a man called Lcsurnues wat
charged with robbing and murdering
the courier of the mail. He was
identified in the most positive man
ner by all who had witnessed tht
crime as the man who had done tht
deed, and waB sentenced to death.
He died solemnly protesting his innocence and making an appeal to the
real criminal to clear his memory
trom so foul a stain.   Pour years la-
Thc  dexterity   of the   Hindoos   in
tumbling, rope dancing and legerdc-
ter the wretch for whom he had dietrfmain is so much Bupcrior to that of
the forged steel; giving the produc
tive capacity of the furnace, the cost
cf fuel and of material and labor;
and sandwiching in reasons why, and
technical information galore. It all
seems to demonstrate conclusively
that high grade tool steel ingots can,
be produced from this black 'land, at
about thc market price of charcoal
pig iron. Who can estimate tho revolutions which such a discovery is
bound to make in the tool steel manj
ufacturing interest in this country?
Dexterity of
the Hindoos
t      DRINK
U. D. C.
Ice Cream
Carter's Store
I te Cream 10c a plate.
Express and Teaming
Wood for Sale.
P. INKSTER, phone 06
was caught, and was found to bear
thc most striking likeness to LeB-
i.rques. . He was convicted nnd
guillotined; but many a long year
elapsed before full justice was done
to his victim's innocence and the forfeited property was restored to his
a   *   .
In another caso a  man was charged
at the Old Bailey with being an es
caped convict.   The governor of   tht
jail and a number of wardens  swon'
that he was without doubt thc criminal thoy had had under charge, and
his conviction   seemed certain.   For
tunately it was recalled that thc con'
vict had a wen on his left hand,   ol
which no trace was visible   on   tbt
left hand of tbe prisoner, and a doctor who chanced to be in court went
into the   box and declared that   it
sas impossible to have removed  tht
wtn without leaving  some  trace  ol
,t, thus making it absolutely  certain
that the prisoner could not be   tht
man who was wanted.
A Scottish court some years agt.
witnessed a curious trial which hat
a romantic sequel. A farmer's soi
was charged with night poaching,
and, although he set up an alibi,
was convicted on the evidence ot a
keeper and other witnesses who swore
to his identity with thc poacher.
Not long atter the real culprit wat
arrested and contessed his guilt—toi
late, however, to save the Innocent
youth from punishment. The lattei
had already served his term of im
pris.nment and had emigrated to tht
Cape, where he amassed a largi
fortune. On his return to Scotlam
the owner of the estate on which hi
bad been charged with poaching madt
what amends he could by begging him
to shoot over it for the rest of hit
A reputable Scottish merchant
called Henderson owed his escapt
from death to a curious accident. Hi
was charged with forging an acceptance signed by thc Duchess of Gor
don; witness atter witness swore tbat
they hadiseen him sign a similar document, and one man declared that
the very signature in question had
been written by Henderson before
witnesses In his own house. In vain
did the prisoner's counsel plead hit
Irreproachable character and straight;
forward demeanor during the trial.
His guilt was considered by all tu
court to be established. The judgcB,
however, delayed their decision until
the evening session, and to this de
lay Henderson undoubtedly owed his
ilte, -
01. Jenkins successor to A. E. Hilbert
HllbBit Undertaking Parlors
I, 3 and 3,Bastion St.,Nanaimo
Phone 124     P. 0. Box 1
Europeans und Japanese that tbe
statements of travelers on the subject wero much doubted until they
ivere brought to exhibit their singular feats in this country. Nothing is
.nore common in Indian than to see
young girls walking on their handb
and feet, with their body bent backward. Another girl will bend backward, plunge her head into a holt
about eighteen inches deep, full 01
water and dirt, ana bring up between hcr lips a ring that was buricu
m the mud. 'Ihc women may tre-
nHcntly bo seen dancing together on a
rope stretched ovcr trestles, the one
playing on tho yina, or Hindoo guitar; tho other holding two vessels
..rimliil of water, and capering about
without spilling a drop. A plank'is
sometimes fixed on the top of a pole
twenty-five feet high, which is setup
right; a man then climbB up it,
strings backward and scats bimsell
jpun the plank.
Another mountebank balances himself by tho middle of the body on a
uamboo pole, fifteen or eighteen feet
nigh, lie first acts it upright, and
-hen cllrnba upwltb his legs and
-irma, na if it was a firmly looted
aee. On reaching the top he clings
.0 it with his feet and hands, attoi
dxlng thc centre ot the pole ln the
middle of his Bash, and dances, mov
.tig about in all directions to tbt
sounds of music without the pole cv-
.r losing its equilibrium. He then
descends, taking aiboy on his similiters, climbs up tho pole again, and
stands on the Lop on one leg. Sometimes a boy lies across the extremity of tho bamboo and holds hlmsell
iuite still tor a'conslderable time. A
man lifts up thc pole and the boy in
this state, and moves them about In
all directions without losing the bal-
A still more extraordinary, feat Is
performed by the Hindoo women. One
of them will sometimes balance herself in a horizontal position, with
arms extendod, like a person swim-
.ning, on the top ol a bamboo pole
.ilnoty fcit high, fixed to the ground.
In a short time she seems to have
ost her balance and tails to tbe no
small terror ot the spectators, but
this is only one ot her customary
movements. Sho catches by one toot
n a rope fastened to a bar which
crosses the middle V the pole anil re.
mains suspended with her head downward.
The Hindoos are not only, extremely dexterous themselves, but they
have found means to communicate
their dexterity to thc very brutes
They train bullocks or buffaloes, tor
instance, to thc performance of every
liltloiill tusk. A Hindoo lies down
ipon the ground on his back and
places on the lower part ot tbe Blo-
macli a piece ot wood cut In thc
shape ot a Bcrles ol spools. A buffalo at   the command of   his master,
During the recess the lord advocate
paid a visit to a Mr. Boso ot Ktlra-
vock, who took him to inspect a
house which was being built for bim.
Mr. Rose noticed that one of thc carpenters was missing, and waB told ■_____
by tbe foreman that the man bad uib' acts firBt (inc. ,oot Bnd lllcn tue otb
• .       .."—_«__ t^.t tu_ i„„j -.a. I cr on this   piece of wood and   thci
The City Market
Wholesale aad Retail.
Ladysmith, B. C.
A. Litt
sconded on hearing that the lord ad
vocate was coming, and, further,
that he believed he had been mixed
up ln some forging case. This statei
ment, repeated to the lord advocate,
roused his suspicions; thc fugitive
was followed and arrested, .and ultimately admitted that It was ho whd
had, with the assistance ot a Mrs.
Maclcod, committed the forgery, and
for the purpose had personated Henderson.
Charges moderate.
All work   lett at   MeOallum'i ind
avinue, near Fire Hall, will receive
prompt attention.
.      i    a «
. W. J, Shaw, a Toronto man,
claims that he can produce lino tool
steel trom sand, The production is
effected by means ot a secret process
of preparation ot material, and of a
specially devised patentable furnace.
Shaw recently took a newspaperman
through the entire operation, beginning with the separation ot the mag-'
netlto from the silicate Band ob-'
talned on Hanlan's land, showing the
electro-magnetic separator, ot his
own invention, the lurnace, the material as prepared and brlquetted lor
the furnace, the flrst and most Important   product,   steel bloom,
cr on this piece of wood and then
his two hind feet In succession and
l:\ilanccs himself upon It. But this I*
not all; tho master ot thc buffalo
places a second pedestal by the side
of the flrst; the animal steps upon tt
In like manner, and when ho has
placed all four feet on this movable
column he balances himself upon tt
with wonderful dexterity. Coats are
also taught to perform the trick, In
which we know not whether most to
admire the patience or thc docility ol
the animal. ,
There was a man in Birmingham
who took tbe pledge after much persuasion on the part ol his clergyman, The minister saw' thts man's
daughter hastening homeward with
a Jug of fresh, foaming beer the
other day.   He stopped hcr and snlu;
"My dear child, where are Inu
taking the beer?"
"Home to lathor, sir."
"But surely your lather doesn't
drink beer," said tho mlnlBtcr, "now
that he has taken the pledge?"
"Oh, no, sir," tald tho girl. "H»
doesn't drink lt. He only soaks his
nnd' bread dn it,"
Bill Robinson Was a
Big Man in Egypt
It was within two monthB ot twen-
ty-cne years ago, but Captain
iVUliam Robinson, "Captain Bill," as,
we of the olden timo in Winnipeg
knew him, wilOorglve the yarn.
It is not a yarn, merely an lncl-
dtnt of the Gordon Relief Expedition
up the Nile in 1884-85, hardly worth
recalling, if it were, not to show how
cn unobtrusive Winnipegger became a
man of note for a brief jquarter of an
hour along the historic banks of the
river that from the dayB of Moses,
Anthony and Cleopatra has provided
more stories than any other watercourse in the world.
ltd was in the latter end of October
or the early part of November—it
was a calendarlesB time, for us voya-
geurs of the Gordon Relief Expedition, and one cannot be sure within
a week or two—and the advance
boats of the expedition were fighting
their way wearily through the worst
rapids of the turbulent Nile above
Wady Haifa, then the border city ,ol
Egypt on the river before entering
the weary waste of deserts of the
It was trying, heart-breaking work
tn thc river from daylight until dark
and tho. first symptoms of homesick
ntss was taking possession of those
cf us who had hitherto only known
tho exigencies of life in a sheltered
Home in far-off Canada.
Thc postal service of thc expedition
uad not yet bee regulated, and tht
.agr&nt Canadian voyageurs, continually passing up and down thc rl
.cr, ordered to different cataracts
and stntioned at rapids on account
ol the rapidly rising river arose in a
.dght, wcro practically cut off fron.
.'ommunication with their friends in
Ono evening just before the quick
'un'down of the Soudan—there Is no
gloaming or twilight in tho mystical
Orient—tho bontB ot tbo expedition
were drawn up at intervals that tht
rapid strewn river would permit,
there was the Intense quiet ot tht
coming Egyptian night undisturbed
..y the exhausted men of the expedl
.ion ot toil and the only sound wat
.lint of tho storied river that a te*
days before had swept by the walls o.
.thcrtoum, where the Great Christian
Anight of the 19th century was bat
ding, a prisoner, against the my
riad hordes ot Arab Africa. Tbe b,
lencc was suddenly brokcn'by tht
iound of'a steamboat's whistle ant
ioon we could hear above tbe sub
dued roar of tho river the beating oi
ihe screw of a small steam launch.
A number ot Canadians had collected from the various boats—wltl
the clannlshncss ol our kind—and wc
stood and watched with curious and
professional interest the masterly
manner in which the approaching
ooat took advantage of every eddy
and back-water of the swiftly flowing
"The man that's at that wheel,'
said Jim McBurney, a veteran Mln
aesota man, eyeing the workmanlivt
manner the launch was handled,
"knows biB business."
He did. :Years at the helm of many
a steamboat on the Red River ot tht
north had taught that steersman
"I wonder who It can be?" sale
0ol. Kennedy, strolling up to tht
group of Manitoba voyageurs, nearls
ill of whom he had known In civil
life on thc border ol tbe Red River.
"Somoibig gun, I Would think, Blr,"
said Lurry Clark, now tho clerk o!
thc High Court nt Calgary.
"Big gun or not," said Juck Doyle,
tbe best steersman that ever put
hand to tiller on tho Nile. "Thc mat
that's pushing that wheel knows Inst
water when ho sees It."
"I should say ho docu. I should
say he dots,', halt screamed Charlti
Blnnchard in his excitement. "B.
heavens, colonel! It's Captain Bll.
Robinson ol Winnipeg!"
"I cannot be; it cannot be," salt!
the usual self-possessed colonel, ln a
voice trembling with excitement, foi
Colonel Kennedy's heart was novcr
rcry tar away from the Red river
■'My Held glnim. 1 thftnk you.
yes.    It Is."
"Give him a cheer, boys,
We did. From camp to camp and
boat to boat the cheer was taken up
by soldiers joining In with the Brit-
lahers* love of a rousing cheer, until
men. miles up the rlvor took up the
elicit and the garrison at torty mllia,
awny stood to their armi expecting;
tho arrival of "either Lord Wolselcy or
Oeneral Buller.
"Say, Canadian," nuked a Cockney
soldier as the cheering   died   away,
"Who was   that big   bug that   Just
passed up?"
"Who!" exclaimed    tne.Canadian
Sunshine Furnace is Ihe triumph of sixt -__________—_—,
one years' experience—growth from a small I Ml HI fl fl
tinsbop to |6J4 acres of floor space, from a half dozen I kj M M y
artisans to i,5oo,from an annual wage sheet of $4,000 I O » ™
to one of $670,000, from a capital of energy to one of
$3,000,000, from obscurity to recognition as Largest
Makers of Furnaces in the British Empire. , _
was placed on the market the first furnace to be wholly and
solely designed by a Canadian Company, # I
We employ a consulting staff of furnace experts, who are '
continually experimenting with new ideas in order that Sunshine ..
Furnace .hall not have to travel on its past reputation for '
We buy materials in luch large quantities lhat its quality is
guaranteed to ui. We have our own testing rooms, so lhat supervision of construction is exercised down to the finest detail
For Sale By Ladysmith Hardware Co., Ltd., Ladysmith
"You don't know who that 1b?  Why,
that's Captain, Bill Rc),inson of Win<
nipeg,   Manitoba.   He   can   steer  a
stern wheeler up the side dl a moun-
/* ..  -
tain in the dew.
Some day will end the weary road;
some day we'll drop the heavy load,
nnd rest beneath thc sunset tree, and
suit to cross the silent sea. And
then we'll take a backward glance,
ind wonder why we used to prance,
and fill thc air with moanings shrill,
j'cr every plcayunlsh ill. Some day,
across thc fields of space, we'll look
ochind and try to trace tho zigzag
,ourney that wc mado across this
world of light and shade, and wonder
why wc didn't take the stralghtciit
path thnt wc could make. Somo day
•crimps, when we're at. rest, among
tho Islands ol the Blest, we'll give a
thought to that dead way, when we
lursued our devious way, and wonder why we fumed and fought, and
ill the kindly things lorgot. Som>
lay, we'll know that love Is light,
*.nd where it lives there Is no night.
Double Train
3 1 2 4
16.00    0.00    VICTORIA     12.05   18.55
Several ranchers in the vicinity of
Snderby were recently fined $50 for
:ctting out a bush fire without flrst
obtaining a   permit.
18.48   11 57
19.29   12.35
0.00   1558
8.15   15.13
Dist., Pass. Agt.
Victoria, B. C.
said Bill
Notice is hereby given that Arthur
Howe of Chemainus ln the Province
A British Columbia, butcher, did on
.he 19th day of June, A. D., 1909,
.nake an assignment unto Arthur
wUarles Smith ol Chemainus afore
.iald, machinist, ol all his personal
property, real estate, credits and el-
iects which may be seized and sold
ander execution, lor the purpose ot
paying and satlslylng all his credit-
,rs ratably and proportionately and
without preference or priority:
And further take notice that a
meeting of the creditors of the aald
Arthur Howe will be held at the
Hors-shoe Bay Hotel, Chemainus,
iforesaid, on the 10th day of July,
1909, at two o'clock in the . atter-
.10011 Ior the purpose ofy giving directions with reference to the disposal
f the estate; and further take notice
that nil persons having claims'
against tho said Arthur Howe are required to forward particulars ol tho
mine, duly verified, and the naturo
if thc securities If,any held by them,
to the said Arthur Charles Smith at
Chemainus, B. C, on or before the
23rd day of August,, alter which data
thc iiusiguc will proceed to distribute'
thc proceeds ol tho estate among th«j
■mrtics entitled thereto, having re
sard only to thc claims ol those o1
which he shall then have bad notice,
ind all persons indebtod to the t?uld
Arthur Howe arc rojulrod to pay the
unount of their Indebtedness tj
Arthur Charles Smith torthwlth.
Dated at Cliemnlnus, II. C,
tho 22nd duy ol June,< 1909.
Solicitor lor the said assignee.
Ladysmith Bakery
Cales ot every description, tano
and plain. Candies ot all kinds
Fruit ot all-kinds. Fresh bread ever
Reasonable prices. Come and se
our lines and leave your orders. W
give careful attention.
Hop Lee, Prop.
Esplanade street,   Ladysmith.
Pure Ice Cream
On Hand
Tobaccos, Cigars,  Etc.
Bestquality of Confectionery
Miss Bardozona
a fence or a house, 11 so consult me
as I can aave you money on lumber.
Having purchased a low truck. I
am prepared to move furniture and
For any teaming consult
•LADYSMITH     -     -     PHONE 6.,
Notice Is hereby given that we Intend   to apply  to the  License Commissioners ol the City of Ladysmith
it the next regular meeting, lor  a
transler of the retail liquor license
(now   held  by us   in respect ot  the
Portland hotel,   Lndysmith, II.   0.,
from ourselves to Arthur Leslie Collingwood. 1
Dated at Ladysmith, B. 0.
July 7th", 1909.
Portland Hotel
A. Leslie Collingwood
Excellent Boarding
Boots and
The Celebrated
Every Pair Guaranteed or will bt
replaced with another pair.. In Men's
Boy's and Girl's. The Best School
Shoes in Town. Also Children's Wash
Ing Suits and Sailor Blouses, and
Strachan Hats.
J. J. Thomas
Clever jewelery Thefts
Made to Order
I sell the
Semi-Ready Clothing
Every piece is guaranteed
to fit, and the price no
higher than ready made
First Avenue
Phone 43
For Meats
Geo. Roberts'
Meat Market
Cor. First Ave. and Roberta Street
Miss Uren's
B. 5. WELLS, Proprietor
Hsok, Express, Livery and Feed Stable
First Avenue
Phone 62
Ladysmith, B. C
Fresh Vegetables
Grown by White Labor
Green Onions, Spinach,
Lettuce, Rhubarb.
E. Pannell
We carry a large stock of   Fancy
Sovcral drummers und others interested in the jewelry businesB whilo
chatting in the smoker of a railway
train began swapping stories about
thefts of jewelry. Stories wore told
of the boldness of jewelry thieves,
ind somo of the methods employed
by them to obtain valuable Btock.
The Btbry was told of an individual
who was seen lounging about the
plato front of a jewelry stoic. Nc
particular attention was paid to the
man at the time, but the clerks re
called the Incident after tho robbery.
In this instance, the man appeared, a
number of times ln front of the store.
One evening, soon after dark, there
'was a sudden crash, and the robber
was actively engaged in scooping iu
the jewels with a hooked stick. In
thirty seconds he was done and
away. Bystanders stood as if petrified until the man struck out at a
run. Then the store people and thc
bystanders realized what had1 occurred and shouting "Thief!" started after the man. .
The man dropped his* bag. The! purr
3uers stopped and seized the bag.
They returned to the store with tht
jag in high glee, remarking incidentally that there was no need in chas
mg the thief, because here were the
goods. The proprietor of the store
and all the" clerks had followed, but,
Having further to go than the crowd,
were behind and were met by the peo •
jle with the bag.. Proudly the bap
was opened. It contained a brick.
The thief had dropped it to check the
pursuit. Realizing the trick had succeeded, the crowd, headed by the
salesmen and proprietor, went bad'
to the store, only to discover that
the wiodow had been cleaned 0!
stock and the counters wcre bare ot
a number of costly articles.
A policeman cn duty said that after the proprietor and clerks ot tht
store ran for tho departing thief a
neatly dressed gentleman with all thti
airs of a member of the Arm, gave
directions to two other men to get
the stuff out of the windows and tolt,
him (thc officer) that this wns bcini
done as a precaution against theft
while thc window was broken. It
somo first class stores there is u regular danger signal arranged, and tht
men are drilled each week. When, tho
danger gong sounds one man takes
his place at the door, another at the
telephone to sond word to the police,
another, with running qualities,
makes for tho door, in readiness to
pursue and so on.
Among other stores told were some
relating to the tricks and devices o!
the jewelry thicvcB. The robber of
ten works at night or soniellmcB duty
Ing a crowd, by cutting out a disc
of glesB near where somo costlj
goods are shown. He may roach in
and secure something, and bo oft be
fore detected, if he ia quick. Some
times he has a long instrument hid
den under his coat;, so that he Can
reach in and pick up a watch. Often
again he uses a simple stick with e
slightly turned end, hooking into a
The process of crushing in a platt
trcnt during the intervals of tho patrol police, nt the name time making
no noise, Is done by pasting cloth or
heavy paper on the glass. A wood
mallet is used, the hammer ends being securely bound In a heavy woollen fabric stuffed with excelsior or
kindred material. With this soft
headed mallet lt Is possible to bang
away noiselessly at the glass until
the pane begins to crumble. Unless
the plate Is unusually thick an opening can be made without much trouble.
In recent years jewelry thioves, like
tank robbers, have rented quarters
near the placo they intended to rob,
and lived there long enough to study
the situation. In one case a room
was hired over a jewelry store and
entrance effected to the store by
moans ot a rope ladder dropped from
the window of the room to a window
leading to a hall in the store portion. In another case the bar spreader, was used to open the bars of a
window. This device consists of a
spirally threaded shaft fitted wtth
two blocks, with a central piece with
a bar tor turning, The blocks are
adjusted between two bars, the central piece turned, whereupon the spiral shaft causes the blocks to expand
■Idewlse, forcing the burs open. Then
the Intruder can pass In.
A story was told of a removal of at
safe ln which the proprietor of a jew
elry store was accustomed to put his
costly stock each night. It was not
a large sale, but exceedingly strong,
and becnu: ,• of Its light wolgbt a
number of bolts wore put through the
floor and connected with the safe bottom. The proprietor often said that
thieves could not take this safe un
less they took floor and all. Not
long after the store was entered, and
behold,  the thieves had   sawed out
the section of floor to which the Baft'
was fixed. The safe wttB bound up
with, rope, thc latter passed under
tho separated section of flooring, and
when the boards were sawed through
safe, ffoor and all wcro lowered into
lhc basement, and readily moved out
through tho -basement door, put into
an express wagen and carted off.
On August 4, 1734 (new style), the
Rock of Gibraltar was captured by
Great Britain; and it has remained
in ber possession from that day to
this. Among the many possessions
scattered all ovcr the globo that arc
comprised in the British empire today, there is none that tho nation
holdB with greater tenacity for reasons both ot sentiment and of material interest, and none that it would
.ose with more poignant shame or
sorrow, than tlio redoubtable strong-
Hold we took from Spain at the beginning of the reign of Queen Anne.
The fact that throughout the eighteenth century, when so many conquests in both hemispheres changed
hands backward and forward in successive treaties, Gibraltar remained
permanently in the keeping of England might seem to prove that tbe
British sentiment with regard to it
was from the first thc same as it is
today. But this is far from having
leen the case. For, although at the
and of two hundred years of our possession of the fortress, at a time
when the imperial instinct of Englishmen has become more consciously
developed and more deeply ingrained
.ban ever before, and at the same
:ime more intelligently appreciative
of tbe true meaning of sea power and
alive to the strategical requirements
jf its maintenance, the retention of
the key of tho Mediterranean has become an essential article of our political creed, it was a considerable
time before tho immense value of tne
acquisition was fully realized by British statesmen.
It seems Btrangc enough to us to
remember that King George I and lib.'
.niniBtcrs wero ready to give up Gibraltar merely to secure Spain's at/.ui-
•scence In the arrangement by which
thc quadruple alliance was anxious
to niiiko some pettifogging modifications in the shuffle of territories effected by the treuty of Utrecht, but
,t is still more extraordinary tlu.it bo
clear sighted, patriotic and high spirited an empire builder ns Lord Chatham himself should have made a similar offer as an inducement to Spain
to help us to recover Minolta—and,
Mils moreover, ut a time when the
fortress had been in.tmr hands more
than half a century and its vital
importance to our growing marltlmo
supremacy had already boen abundantly proved in the naval wars of
the period. Happily, the Spaniard:;
wcre as blind as ourselves to the su-
reme Importance of the position,
commanding tho road from tho Al^
lantlc to the Mediterranean.
Thc truth is, as readers of Mahan
do not need to be reminded, that the
mportance of sea power and the na;
ture of the foundations on which it
is based were very imperfectly
grasped cvon by England in thc seventeenth century, and scarcely at Vail
by any other European power. Occasionally at intervals some statesmen like Colbert, in France, or Al-
beroni, in Spain, had more than an
inkling of the truth, but no nation
except England made deliberate and
sustained efforts with a view to
maritime development. Even England did so rather by instinct than by
Of this blindness to thc true principles 'ot maritime policy the taking
of Gibraltar and its history during
the following three-tquarters ot a century afforded a striking Illustration.
Just bb the vast importance ot its
acquisition was at the time underrated both by England and Spain,
so its actual capture by the former was an after-thought and (it may
almost be said) an accident. It became a British possession in the
flrst instance because at a time when
we happened to be at war with one
of tlio rival claimants in tho Mediterranean happened tchitve no particular object in view, and, having failed lu his only enterprlao of that, year
wob unwilling to return homo with a
fine fleet thnt had done nothing tor
tho honor of the flag. So he thought
he might as well make an attack on
Gibraltar as anything else Nevertheless bis action1 has to be reckoned
among tbo notablo "deeds that won
the empire," and one that on its bicentenary deserved to bo held in ro-
100 Pairs
100 Pairs \
f 100 Pairs of Trousers!
To Be Cleared Out at GREATLY REDUCED
PRICES.      $1.75   PER  PAIR and up.
G. 0. ROSS, First Avenue
i 00 Pairs 100 Pairs I
Blue Enamelware
[   Given Away
In order to introduce the
We aro giving with each and every pound of Art Baking Powder nt
75c,    a   pound,   Enamelware worth $1.00 absolutely free.
Art Baking Powder is a new   taking po./dcr and claims to be the
best and purest on tbe market.   To be had at
Scott's Building, First Avenue.
The authority conveyed to the Lieutenant-Governor in Council under the
Fbisons' Act of last session to make
regulations under that legislation for
the granting of licenses, prescribing
the conditions, costs, and method of
registration of such licenses, und
dealing generally with thc handling
and sale of poisons enumerated, has
le:n taken ndvantago of, and an or-
dcr-in-coiincil passed approving tbe
relations drawn nB to these several
matters. Licenses arc mado terminable in all cases oil the 31st December, of course, renewable. A llccniic
fco is ilxod at ?5 for oath year or
port of a year, and the privilege convoyed by such a license is that of
defiling tu arsenate of lead, Paris
grotn, Londou purple, hellebore, tobacco extract, sulphate of copper and
iron, to bo used exclusively in agriculture or horticulture, for the destruction ol Insects, fungi or bacteria, or as sheep dips, or weed killers.
Vendors of tho pofsons mentioned for
tho purposes named arc required to
keep a record ot all sales (open to
Inspection at all times by representatives of the Department of Agriculture) showing thc placc and date of
purchase, tho name of thc actual vendor, tho quantity, name and detail
of the poisons, and (he name, ad-
dross and occupation of tho purchaser. Any contravention of the regulations promulgated cancels and abrogates the special privileges enjoyed
under tho license.
The partnership heretofore existing
betwocn Robert Barclay and Jobn
Conlin, hotel proprietors, has thit
day been dissolved by mutual consent. All bills duo thc late firm
must bo paid to Robert Barclay, wbo
will also pay all bills against the
said firm.
Dated July 2, 1909.
This is to notify the public that
I, James Rowe, will not be responsible for any debts contracted by my
wife, on and. after this date, without
my written permission. Any accounts against mc should be sent ln
nt once.
Ladysmith, Juno 16, 1909.
In Ladysmith, July 11, to the wife
of Mr. Joseph Burdick', a  son.
Last summer it was announced that
an association of the leading aeronauts and airship constructors in
France proposed to build big sheds
in various parts ot the country for
sheltering airships of large dimensions, and also to construct a number of steerable balloons, which
make regular trips between Paris and
tho provinces. The points selected
were Nancy, Deauville, Tours, Bordeaux, Pau and Lyons, with intermediate stations at Rouen, Reims
end Fontainebleau. The balloons and
sheds were to be read tor noflt summer when the first aerial express
lines were to be established.
According to a lecture delivered by
M. Reno Qulnton bclorc the Senate
"committee on aeronautics, this
scheme is on the point of being ae
complishedr- As tar as the sheds are
concerned, most of them jire finished,
and each of them can hold a balloon of more than 3,000 cubic meters.
Delay was chiefly experienced in the
construction of the balloons. The Le-
baudy brothers had too many orders
on hand for the Fronch and Russian
governments to supply these prlvnto
demands, but one balloon, the Villo
de Nancy, has, novortholoss, boon
completed, and will, It is hoped, bo
available for excursion purposos during the coming summer.
A smaller airship, the "Petit Jour
nal," with only 400 cubic meters capacity, may also bo added to thc
aerial fleet. Two much larger balloons, to b" called tho Transnorlcn 1.
and the Transacrien 11., arc also being built, and will have a capacity
of 7,500 cubic meters. They may be
finished by September and will be
able to carry from fifteen to twenty
passengers.'. Another aerial cruiser ot
4,000 cubic meters capacity is to be
finished by December.
France is thus preparing to have
the first aerial express line ln thc
world. M. Snrcout, tho constructing
engineer, who has superintended thc
building of nearly all thc successful
French airships, is confident of success.
, Advertisements under this head
cino cent per word per issuo, payable in advance.
NURSE B'ROWN is prepared for Maternity or general engagements. Apf
ply at Mr. E. Wilson's Second av-
gn*ie, betweon Roberts and Gatacre.
FOR RENT-Cheap to Suitable Tenant—3 Bedrooms and Large L ving
Room and Pantry. Apply ut Ycle-
phonc office.
FOUND-A H"A Otllic Dog. Owner
can have same by applying to
Frank Toreet, Gatacre street, and
pavlnu for thla advertif?tMnt.
LOST — Between Roberts street,
Third avenue and High street,
book, entitled "Fun Doctor."
Please return to Mrs. Ewart, High
street.   $1.00 Reward.
FOR SALE—Brown and White Rab-
bits. Fifty cats each. Supply Mra\
Jobn  Stewart.
FOR 8ALE-Whlte Leghorn eggs for
setting. Buff Leghorns and Black
Minorcae. $2. SO a setting. Apply
Mrs.  Laird. v'
FOR SALE—Express wagon ln perfect order and harness. Apply Arthur Howe, Chemainus.
FOR SALE—Four roomed house in
good locality in Extension, B.
C.   Apply Ike Storey.
PIANO FOR SALE.-Upright Orand
Dominion Piano ln first class condition. In nse only a short time.
Apply Mrs. Bernard, Union Brewery, Ladysmith.
FOR SALE—Piano at a snap, also
one piano drape and two stools.
Apply H. Thornley.
FOR SALE-Wallpaper and Painting
Business Stock. Cheap for Cosh.
Property, etc. Apply J. E. Smith,
Roberts street.
FOR SALE-My South African Veteran Bounty Land Certificate issued
by the Deportment of thc Interior,
Ottawa; good tor 320 acres of auy
Dominion Land open for entry in
Alberta, Saskatchewan, or Manitoba. Any person over the ago of 18
years, Man or Woman, can acjiuire
this land with this certificate.
Wtito or wire, L. E. Teltord, 131
Shutcr Street, Toronto, Ontario.
FOR SALE—Camping ShaokB, most
desirable and picturesque location
on Oyster Bay, within 15 minutes'
wiil'i of Fuslofllcc. Apply at this
WANTED—A girl to assist in light
housework. Apply . Mrs. Mulholland, First avenue, Ladysmith.
Lot 4, Block 29 (Map 703   A)
tn the matter of an application for
a Duplicate Certificate of Title to
Town of Ladysmith.
Notice is hereby given that it   is
my intention  at   the   expiration   of
one month trom the date ot the first
publication hereof to issue a Duplicate Certificate of Title to said land
Issued    to   William  Beverldge   and
Henry neifel on the 3rd day of November, 1902, and numbered 8203 C.
Registrar General  ot Titles.
Land   Registry   Office,  Victoria. B
a. tha ttth dur o« AurU. IMS*.
Tlfe appointment ot Sir Percy Olr-
ouard as governor of the East African Protectorate exemplifies thc fact,
that the Empire offers Canadians
splendid opportunities for service
abroad. Sir Percy's successful, hon
orahle and brilliant career ln the imperial field has a particular significance to La Presse and its readers.
Born in Montreal In the year ot
Confederation, Sir Percy Qirouard
has accomplished a groal deal in a
life yet short. Entering the army
twenty-pne years ago, he served in
the Dongola   expeditionary   force   In
1896, and In the Nile expedition   in
1897. He became director of Soudan
railways and president of the Egyptian railway board.
On the outbreak of tho Boer war
he was transferred to the other end
of ,the continent, where he undertook
the direction of the railway transportation during successive campaigns.
From 1902-4 he was commissioner ot
railways during the reorganisation oj
tho Transvaal and Orange River colonies. Two years ago ho was ganct
ted high commissioner and commander in chief of Northorn Nigeria. HiB
appointment  to a governorship   in
the same region Is his latest upward
He his been frequently "mentioned
in despatcl.?i." he wears the DlstlrJi"
ulshed Service Order, and it was ninu
years' ago at the age ot thirty-three
that his sovereign made him a
Knight Commander ot St. Michael
and Stl George.
The soul of an editor who had
died ot starvation was bring conducted to tho Elyslan fields. Aa
they passed the portals of the infernal regions, he asked his guide If' he
might go ln and look around. Thso
guide consented, but warned blm to
stay but a tow minutes, as he could
not wait long. A long time passed,
and the editor had not returned; so
the guiding angel went in search ot
him. He found him before a cage
■In which a ; number ot ■ doomed
•wretches wero boing toasted on red-
hot griddles. Over the cage was tha
sign, "Delinquent Subscribers."
"Como," Bald thc guide, "wo must
bo going." "Don't wait for me," replied the editor. "I'm not coming.
This is Heaven enough tor me." THE LADYSMITH CHRONICLE
4 T~ &
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Headquarters for
Picnic and Camping Supplies
A Few Suggestions
• ' *
!Pay Day Specials!
Men's Suits
Raspberry Vinegar per bottle 50c
Vanilla Fruit Syrup, per "bottle 50c
Strawberry Fruit Syrup, per bottle 50c
Lemon Fruit Syrup, per bottle  .50c
Raspberry Fruit Syrup, per bottle 50c
Pineapple Fruit Syrup, per bottle 50c
Orange Fruit Syrup, per bottle 50c
Stower's Lime Juice Cordial, per bottle 40c
West India Lime Juice, per bottle 25c
Montserrat Lime Juice, per bottle..............75c
Persian Sherbet, per tin. 25c
Lemonade, per tin 25c
J      Our complete stock offered at a reduction of 23 per cent, everyone marked in   •
•   plain figures, take your choice at 25 wilts off every dollar. . •
Men's Straw Hats
,      Any Straw Hat you like at a reduction of 25 cents on every dollar. •
Men's Shirts
We have put about 4 dozen Men's Shirts, no collar, regular «1.25  eaoh,
For Fresh Fruit
Shoes   Shoes
• Now for 75c.
S)      You eau save more by buying your SHOES hero.   All we ask is a comparison   *
*  of prioos and we are sure we will got your boot trade. a
Men's Shoes
Men's Vests
■ i
* 'tVe beg to announce that we have one of the '.',
;; most up-to-date stocks of Eleitrb Fixtures, Globes, '.',
;: Fittings, now on order. Direct importation from !',
j one of the largest manufacturers on the continent. '.'.
r       These goods will arrive in ample time for instal-;;
• I lation as soon as our electric plant, now in course of ;;
■ • construction, is completed. Estimates will be given ;;
' • and special fixtures orders taken for import.   Cata-;;
■ ■ logues for inspection at your convenience.
J      Summer Vests, a tow left, to be olen.e.l out at a saving to jou of 25 por cent,   I
The Vancouver Island Cigar
Specials for Saturday md following Week
Wm's. Dong Bluch, Pat. Toe.
Reg. $2.75 a pair for $1.65
a pair.
Children's Dong. Pat. Toe.
Reg. $175 for $1.15 a pair.
Men's White Canvas
Shoes and Oxfords. Reg.
$2.25 and $2.50 for $1.60
a pair.
Men's Dongola Box Calf
and Velours Calf Bluch.
Reg. $4.50 and $5.00 for
$8.50 a pair.
Men's Pullmans Elastic
Sides in Black and Chocolate.
Reg. $2.75 for $2.00 a pair.
Ml Straw Hats Reduced
W. E. Morrison
The Clothing House
Formerly* Gold lc Jobn.ton, of Victoria, ire lntrodueint a new brand
of Cigars to be known   as tbe
"V. I."
Try Them.
:: The
Ladysmith Hardware Co., Ltd.
Local and General
News Notes
On the 1st of August the Rev.
Father Clement Caine, of Victoria,
B. (!., will open an el^ut-day mission
at St. Mary's R. C. Church. Everyone welcome.
Boiled Ham at Blair & Adam.      *
There are an usual numj.er ot visit
ors in the city today.
Mr.  James Adam is spending
hol.days over on the mainland.
Special for This
Aid the   hospital project by   witnessing the Passion Flay tonight.
Greenwood is to be deserted by its
three medical practitioners..
Bee Jelly Powders, 25c. a  package,
}ot five different flavors.       Blair   ft
Adam. *
LOST—A rubber boot between Roberts street and Russet's ranch.
Kinlly return to Chronicle office
and receive reward.
Aid. George Haworth, who is nov>
in the Chaminus hospital, is improving in health, and expects to be able
to return home next Sunday.
All the Pythian Sisters of Nanaimo
and Ladysmith will join the Knights
cf Pythias in their re-union to be
held at Duncan July 24th.
Aid. Booth of Nanaimo will introduce a by-law differentiating between
hotel and saloon licenses. He be
lieves the council has power to make
the distinction.
Win. Hooper will sell oil his jewellery by auction previous to his departure for Vancouver, where he has
secured a position with the Thomson
Jewellery company.
There was a  meeting of tho school
board last evening, when two tench
his | ers were engaged for the school staff .',4
The two new teachers are Miss  Ful '
lerton of Victoria, and Miss Thomas
of Stovely,
of 5,000 tons have been erected at
Boat Harbor, the shipping port ol
the company, says tho Nanaimo Herald. In connection with these the
very latest equipment has been installed for a quick discharge of vessels. A capacity of 1750 tons an hour
con be handled from the bunkers to
tho hol!s of vessels, so that the
equipment is well up-to-date. The
company is already doing a good
business in bunkering vessels and in
general trade, but expect to radically increase their output in the near
future. The company has its own
lino of railway from the mines at
South Wellington to Bont Harbor
ard exptct3 to develop a largo
N. B.—We will employ a competent electrician |
I to install all fixtures.
   i ' '    i .1"'
It is not likely tbat any further ef-.   All members of the baseball   club
fort ■ will to made to
"Pixies" entertainment. Those who
were interesting themselves In the
proposed presentation of this unique
form of entertainment fear that the
time is not propitious for arranging
tho performance.
get up tbe are requested to turn out tor practice on Thursday evening. Next Sunday the big game between Ladysmith
and Chemainus takes place, and the
players should be In shape to give a
good account of themselves.
The remainder ol our stoch i
Regular $4.50 and $4.75
va'-ue, to clear at
$3.75 a pair
Also a lino of  MEN'S
UNDERWEAR.     Regular
Price 50c a garment.    To
clear at
40c a Garment or 75c a Suit.
C.E. Jeffs
Mnt Winner Starr
aDd   Heaters for
■I > mcet $o«r friends and be right
at home, while ln Victoria, stay at
tbe Rainier Hotel, George ilurggy
proprietor. •
In Ladysmith, July 13th, to the
wife of Fred Fielding, First avenue,
a girl.
It 1b likely that the Granby company will shortly resume dividend
T.i meet your friends and be right
at home, while ln Victoria, etay at
the Rainier Hotel,   Oeorge   Jil.'jCf
proprietor. •
We are still giving 20 per cent reduction of all our summer hate.
Blair ft Adam. *
There will be a  meeting of tbe celebration committee tonight to  wlndXl
up the business   end of the celebra
Finest tc* Cream ln the tit; at
Hooper'., tbe moat MUit pirlor
on the Island. Everything o! tha1
beat quality ln Confectlaiery.       •
!   J. J. Bland is   getting   inquiries*.
■from all over the Northirert with regard to tbe land cleared on the outskirts of Ladysmith by the H. ft N.
The preliminary work for the pole
line for the electric lighting plant Is
now being attended to,.and thc Westinghouse people are expected tor-be on
the ground early next week. In the'
meantime much ot the machinery has
been ordered by wire. \
The Novelty has been crowded for
the past two nights, the attraction
being a pictorial'production of the
Passion Play. The presentation is a
good one, and interests the large audiences. Mr. Feevor is giving the
proceeds of the performances, over
actual expenses, to the proposed hospital. The next change in the programme will be on Thursday evening,
when a good hill Is promised.
F. E. Allison, known to fame as
"Sticks," roturned from New Westminster last evening, where he bad
been participating ln the services
commemorating the deeds of William
ot pious, glorious and immortal mem
ory. "Sticks" boasts that he was
the only Orangeman (rom Ladysmith
at the. celebration and that he wore
bis colors where they could be seen
without the aid ot a microscope.
That thc coast range of mountains
contains no appreciable amount ot
mineral is now proven to be a myth.
In the disintegration of the hills nature has cut a deep gulch right into
the heart of tho mountains of Mis-
katiuh buy, Douglas channel, about
twenty miles [rom Kitamaat, exposing a.remarkable showing of copper,
a showing indeed so large that it in
a matter of surprise the discovery
was not mado sooner, being only one-
bdlt mile from tldo water and G00 ft.
above sea level.
There are numerous dikes and fissures cut by this gulch, two of which
show copper glance In large quantities, with a little chalcopyritc,
making an unique display for British
Columbia. The fissures with tree
walls in a granitoid formation, measure on the fluor seven and eight und
a half feet wide, respectively. Tho
copper glance assuyB 64 per,cent. ,to
.0 pcr cent, copper and 37 ounces in
silver per ton. The latter test was
made by the provincial government
Further up the draw an immense
dike Is exposed with bunches of copper glance along its wallB, while
along its strike the country rock la
in places highly Impregnated with
■fills Is without doubt the most mv
portant find yet made on the coast
cf British Ooluir(>>a, thus opening up
new fields for tbe prospector, and
this particular discovery from an investor's point of view Is a highly
desirable one on account ot it being
almost at tide water,
Tho find was made last tall by
James McLennan, an old-timer of
British Columbia.
Thero will be a meeting ot the
friends of football at the grand
stand this evening at 7 p. m. to decide upon ways and means to send
tho local team to Calgary to play
for the People's Shield, which is emblematic' of the championship ot Canada. The local football team has
done more than its sharo to advertise Ladysmith, and it is to be hoped,
that the wherewithal to make the
trip will l:o forthcoming nt the proper time.
The people here have been very dissatisfied at the delay in opening the
postoffice, and Mr. Ralph Smith explains the cause of the delay. He
says that there was not one tender
sent in for furnishing the postoffice,
but information has boen received
that an Ontario firm Is prepared to
supply the furnishings, and as a matter of tact most of the furniture 1b
now on the way and may arrive any
day. The work has all been fitted,
and will be put together immediately
on Its arrival.
Wedding Gifts
Wo carry a stook which appeals strongly to one looking for a suitable article as a gift.
Our stock of Silver Plito i, tin UrgMt ever shown in tho town.   Iho designs ar.be.u-
tifuUmHI,oi.rioos.ra,,gof.on,85c.,p.   A largo shipment just arrived,^.™, torn th.
F WoTo-vo also put in * stock of Flatware 1817 fingers Plate in. Table Spoon.. Forks.
Dossert Te. wid Coffee Spoons, Dessert Table Knives and Fork, in 12 dwt. Roger. 1847
Sim none tetter.   Price, right, you are cordially invited to inspect these goodY
Clearance Sale
Summer Goods
Children's Cotton and
Gingham Dresses
Good Wasters
RBG.   S3.00 •105   EACH
«2.00 *l.4«
»l.25 .0»
There waB a very Interesting meeting of the hospital committee at tbe
city hall last evening. The plans
for the proposed building were presented and* endorsed. They will necessitate an expenditure of at leaBt
$10,000. It was decided to pursue a
vigorous campaign for. funds for con-1
atructlon work. It 1b believed that
when the matter la-placed before the
cltlicns In Its atrongeBt possible
light, the BUbBCriptlons will be spontaneous and generous.
a   M.ifiiM!. .«. i   Toa   roomt for ladles*
Stoves,   Ranges   ana   "!**"'.._Z    '     aaort   order  or
.al. cheap «or ""«£*£-      &   «•» at HoopV,
ply Melntjrr. Foundry Company.       |«w i
The Pacific Ooaat mines, ol  which
J. Arbuthnot and J. M. Savage arc
«r tenths- eo deeply Interested, is becoming ono
.andwlchM of the  Important coal producers   on
I the island.  Bunkers with a capacity
Seattle Daily limes
70c a month
Knight's Book. Store
Try Our Muslins all
All sins, .ne piece 60o etch.
Blouses and
All .lie., one plea. Wo eaoh.
Men's Canvas Shoes
AU sins, 85o a pair.
Soft Negligee Shirts
Values up to 11.28,  66c each.
Boys' Boots
The good and strong kind.   Reg.
11,80, SPECIAL $1.00 a pair.
Samples, Carpet Ends, Rugs, Mats, Etc.
Come early and get your choice.
REG.      50o
25o     YARD
Children's White Mus.
REtl.   »1.86
•1.00  EACH
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