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Issued Every Wednesday and Saturday.
Vol. It
Ladysmith, B. C Saturday, August 7, 1909.
Local and Provincial
News Notes
Rev. Father Van Nevel was In the
city today on his way to Extension.
Mrs. Fannie McOrae, of Vancouver,
is visiting Mr. and Mrs. A. McKelvie;
.   Koberts street.
Harry Hughes has a number ot
views.in souvenir form, of Victoria,
Vancouver and Seattle.
Attorney-General Bowser has returned to Vancouver from bis European trip, and will be at bis office
in Victoria next Monday.
I. W. Tacchella, of tbe San Francisco branch of the Canadian Bank
of Commerce, will take Mr. W. S.
Barton's place in tbe local branch.
The Ladies' Auxiliary of tbe Hospital- Committee will meet next
Wednesday evening at 7.30 at tbe city hall. It is important that there
should be a lull attendance.
All the Interior boards of trade are
^endorsing a resolution passed by the
London, Ont., Board of Trade, ask-
ing tbat the holler inspection law be
made uniform throughout Canada.
The members of Laurel Rebekah
Lodge and tbeir friends bad a most
enjoyable picnic at Shell Beach last
Thursday. Views ot those present at
the picnic were taven and are now
oflered for sale.
The city hall has been greatly improved by a thorough renovation
-under the direction ol Harry Kay.
The building has been papered and
painted, and now presents a very
respectable appearance.
Joseph Cartwright has sold the
Ladysmith bar to Leopold Metro and
Michael Charlier.        \
Tbe Novelty Theatre continues to
attract large audiences notwithstanding the warm weather. The pictures
are good and the audiences thoroughly enjoy them.
A well known young man about
town was up betore Police Magistrate Harrison last evening, charged
with using abusive language. He
pleaded guilty, and was fined $25.
Mr. John Stewart has purchased
tbe lot between the Ladysmith hotel
and Blair & Adam's store. It is his
intention to shortly begin the erection of a large building on his property.
No. 1.
Mr. Geo. W. Clarke, Wile and Urn- j misihg young musician and has been
liy, will spend a few days at Victor-
la by way of recreation. ' \
Tho Misses Hawes returned from
Vancouver this morning on the
Transfer, and report having.spent a
very enjoyable holiday tn the ternj-
inal city.
Victoria will present Earl Qrey on
his return from tbe north with M
address of welcome. The address h**'
been drafted, and worded, wmui
tn the most felicitous terms. |t will!
be presented to His Excellency by
Mayor Hall. 1
appropriately   called
Liszt.'  The   second
Balagna,  who   plays
also promises to be
Miss E. Pauline Johnson (Teka-
hionawake), the Indian poetess nnd
dramatic reader, accompanied, by
Walter McHaye, who is giving extracts from Dr. Drummond's "The
Habitant," is to devote August to
appearances in the small towns of
the Provincial Mainland.
Thomas McVittle has been elected
president of the Cranbrook District
Conservative Association, the representatives for the several Interested
towns being:. James Ryan and W.
Rollins, Cranbrook; A. Doyle, Fort
Steele; P.;. Lund, Wordner; A. E.
Watts, Wattsburg; Otis Staples, Wy-
cllBo; James Flnlay, Marysville; "Ei.
Hill, Moyle-yw. K. Drew, Kimberley
and W. Macdonald, Kingsgate.
On September 1st tbe Novelty
Theatre will be moved to the new
Nicholson block, The building le
now being arranged for tbat purpose,
and everything that will add to the
convenience and comfort of the public will be Carried out. There will
be a small stage to meet the requirements of vaudeville performances
and the floor will be raised so tbat
those on the stage can be seen at all
Vessels coaling during the week:
Nanoose, Pilot, Owen, Burrard, Otter, Two Brothers, Ivanhoe, Celtic,
Princess May, Queen Olty, Spray, J.
B. • Boyden, Erin, Stetson and scow,
Cxar and scow, Flyer and scow, Canadian, Princess Royal, Tatoosh, Cascade, Princess BeatTlce, Coutlee, Belfast, Clayburn and bcow, Trader, Te-
plc, Queen, J.L.Card, Hope, We Two,
Archie McKelvie narrowly escaped
serious consequences Irom a runaway
this morning. He had been out drlv-
In tho country when his horse ran
away. For two or three miles he
held on to the animal, .but just when
reaching the ground broken tor the
sewers the buggy upset precipitating
him to the ground. His clothing
was torn and be also sustained a severe bruise on one ot hi* legs. The'
horse made for tbe stable, and was portion of the most desirable water-
stopped ;by running Into a telephone front In Prince Rupert to Industrial
polk, and chipping enterprises.
v.Rev. G. B. Carlln ot Tracey, Minn.,
H. B. Carlin, Victoria, Wm. Oarlin,
Fort Steele, B. C, and J. D. Oarlin, of Field, passed through the city
this morning returning from Alberni.
Mr. J. A. Birmingham, western
trapeling agent for the Brotherhood
of St. Andrew's, will address a
men's meeting at St. John's Church
on Monday Eve., August 9, at 7.30-
p. m. . .
Mr. Hooper was a passenger on thd
Transfer from Vancouver, and reports seeing several salmon at the
Gap, in fact, tbey were so plentiful
that he nearly caught four coming
Mr. W. F. McLean has disposed of
his property on Roberts street to
Mar Dong, of Chemainus, the consideration being (1,600 cash. Mr. McLean will leave for Scotland in a
few months.
Mr. P. J. Russell, manager of tbe
rrince Rupert Meat company, Vancouver and Victoria, was in the city
Thursday. This company supplies a
largo quantity of meat to Ladysmith butchers, nnd tho product is
considered first-class,
The Celtic football team, ot Vancouver, will compete lor the People's Shield at Calgary. Jimmy Adam has been asked to play centre
forward on the Celtics. While the
offer is appreciated, Mr, Adam bas
declined, as he has resolved to give
up football for good.
There was a meeting of the hospital committee last evening, when a
variety of questions affecting the
proposed building were discussed. It
was decided to proceed at once cleor-i
ing tbe grounds and making preparations for the foundation. It waB
reported that the Provincial Government were well disposed towards tbe
institution, and a committee was
appointed to interview the members
ot the cabinet with regard to aid.
Tho Provincial Government has decided to lease a* certain amount ot
tho waterfront that it owns .at prince
Rupert, and for the purpose of mapping out these portions which come
under*-this head, '('. D. Rand, the
Government agent, is at present in
the nortern townsite. The property
will he leased on a graduated scale,
and no restrictions will be placed on
the purposes for which the land may
te used. This decision ol tbe Government  will throw   open., a  large
The blue prints for the electric
lighting station and plant have been
received and work will shortly begin on tbe foundation of the build;
ing. The cross-arms tor tbe poles
have been adjusted and work on the
boles will begin Monday. In tact all
the preliminary work has progressed
most satisfactorily.
Henrv Waite, arrested at Vancouver charged with stealing money from
a man named Nicoll, a logger, at
Ladysmith, will not be brought back,
the evidence being considered insufficient to warrant a conviction, Nicoll averred that be had been robbed
by Waite, but was unable to give a
very clear account ol all that took
The revival services being conducted by . Rev. Clement Caine at St.
Mary's church Will conclude tomorrow evening, when the rev. lather
will give a discourse on educational
topics. The services haue been well
attended by both Catholics, and Protestants, all of whom enjoyed the
eloquent sermons ot Rev. Father
C. W. Stevenson, representing the
American Type Founders, Vancouver,
is in the city. Mr. Stevenson came
over to superintend the erection ot
tho new press in tbe Chronicle office, but when be arrived be Iound'
that the mechanical staff ot this paper had already done the work, and
In a manner to meet with bis unqualified approbation.
Tbat Prince Rupert is rapidly advancing toward full-hedged civic responsibility is indicated by the announcement that the temporary land
registry office established in Victoria
lor the Prince Rupert land registry
district is now In process ol removal to jtjhe new terminal city, where
it. will be regularly opened for the
transaction of public business o. .ad
atter Wednesday next.
Under the head of "The Voung
Lltsa* and the Pagganlni in the Balagno Trio," The Cumberland News
says: "On Friday evening last, July 30, a grand concert was given by
the Balagno Trio, in the CunVcrland
Hall. The concert bad a large attendance and tbe three young mnsl-
cians certainly proved themselves artists bv the way in which they rendered each number on the programme. Willie Balagno, the youngest, Is only nine years ol age   and
'The.   Younj
eldest,    Frank
second violin,
master of tbat
Instalment in the near future. The
music rendered was most difficult and
classical. It is the Intention of Mr.
J. Balagno, the boys' father, to send
them to a musical conservatory at
Milan, Italy, so as to complete theln
musical education. They are making
a tour of some of the local towns
and giving concerts, the proceeds of
which will go towards theirituition."
Will Not Accept Terms.
Victoria has received sjreply Irom
the B. & N. railway company relative to the.trouble over the bridge
across tbe inner harbor. The company is willing that the city should
construct a temporary right of way
for foot traffic on the south side ot
the bridge, making an approach from
Johnson street; and providing for a
passageway under Kie trestle on tbe
west side of the bridge, but the expense of the new route must be boras'
by the city and the city must withdraw its application to the railway
'commission, and' application wbieh
hp been made with the object of determining- what rights the city possess to the bridge.
The reply of the company was read
by Mayor Hall at last night's meeting ofthe streets, bridges'and sewers committee and the unanimoys decision of the. council was not to accept the company's proposition.
"Go at them with both feet," was
Alderman Stewart's expressive remark, while Alderman Raymond suggested that perhaps the company
would uooner or later close up Store
street on which it now runs Its
tracks to its terminals on Herald
dysmith team went on the field short-
handed and had to fill out the positions trom spectators. The absentees included the test shots on the
team, and it was in this department-
that tbe red shirts lost out, having
shot atier shot but tailing to come
between the posts. Tbe attendance
at the field was' rather small. This
is to be regretted as the gamo should
be encouraged. It is true that the
brand of lacrosse furnished by the
boys does mot compare with the real
article, as has been suggested by the
spectators that come through the
side gate, but when they get no support and practically all the members of the club are on the line-up of
the team it cannot be expected tbat
they can furnish a game like Westminster. It is too bad to think the
Canadian national game can not receive tetter support in a patriotic
city as Ladysmith, where even the
dogs are named alter the great men
ot tho land.
Annual Statement
tha province, a number who, having
derived the benefit ot considerable
educational institutions provided for
tliem by the government and tbe
mlesion societies, make a fat living
and enjoy ease and considerable local notoriety by preying on their unsophisticated brother Reds, through
their   ignorance   and prejudice,    by
'ribbing up" imaginary wrongs and
collecting donations from an easy
prey to pay expenses of Indian delegations to tbe King and to Ottawa,
bearing inconsistent and impossible
demands for tbe redress ot these imaginary wrongs.
It should be the work ot the local
Indian agents in tbe province to
protect their charges from being
Mm flammed by these modernised
"champions of a noble race" who ln
reality care as little tor the welfare
of tbeir fellow tribesmen as they do
tor bard work, and who would be th.4,
last to lift a linger in their aid lor
any other than a purely selfish motive.
To the officers and members ot tbe
Ladysmith Football Club:
Gentlemen,—I beg to otter you the
financial report oi the above club for
the season just ended. This season
bas been tbe longest I have ever experienced and. the receipts and expenditures are the largest ever. Below you 111 find my statement:
Total receipts for the season  12,264 25
Traveling  1,0,5 50
Club supplies i 205 30
Advertising     59 75
Repairing shoes  12 10
Grounds  217 80
Percentage to Associations... 11 j 90
Training (liniment, etc.)   67 10
Delegates  m 75
Referees   44 75
Banquets  63 00
„ _ .,       ,      Entrance fees      30 00
lae Canadian Pa-it.-c Railway has p8Mflt M M
Intimated to mc that officials will be!,„„.... *.   f  " "'	
,-.-•■_, .  ... 1 Incidentals (ground marking-,
delegated to report this summer  on I    .   ..-      ,
the cost cf   leCtrtfying the Columbia I ^J"8'f'C° -      °9 "
Will Electrify Road
and Westen ' ancli ol that railway
system," said Lome A. Campbell,
general manager of tbe W. K. P.tft L.
company, in an Inter lew roceutly.
Mr. Cami cell's company will supply
the electrical energy tor operating
the trains over thc route when the
electrification shell nave been completed.
"We have SG.000 borne power hy-
drualically developed at our plant at
Bonnington Valid, on the Kootonay
river, and have.already gener-ited a
capacity ol 2!t,000 horse \ r. We
are now. miiiplying p'-we > mines
and smellers in the Kossland and
Bouudary district!.,, as woll as light-1
ing various town- and cities. The
limit c' development, at
Sundry accounts
Balance on hand
46 75
19 55
Total  $2,264 25
JOHN W. ENO, Manager.
Indian Reserves in B. C.
It is reassuring in no small degree
to note that tbe lederal government
official:! who administer the affairs
of thc Indians and their reserves,
seem to be atlve to the real situation ard recognize thoroughly tbat
the Indian reserves throughout Brit-
ir plant Is ish Oolumlla are much greater In ex
about 101,110.1 Uorse power.
"It Is probable that the . railway
sompany will tot electrify the sections with the heaviest grades and
where the heaviest traffic is handled.
This 1b especially true if the line between the Granny company's smelter
and its mines at Phoenix, about 25
miles distant. The use r( electricity
on the other lines will follow later,
Its adoption will result in effecting
a large saving over the present method ot burning coal for steaming
purposes. The. trolly and the third
rail systems each possess merits, ,but
I don't know which will be adopted.
"Power development ln the Kootonay will assume big proportions in
the next few years. The larger the
maximum consumption the cheaper
will become the rates. It looks as
though all the railways in the interior will in time be operated by
electricity owing to the abundant
water . power available at various
points along the main line ot the
Canadian Pacific." -
What a Kilowat Will Do.
Many have inquired what a kilowatt will do, and the following will
supply consumers with tbe information:
You give any high-grade motor a
kilowatt hour of electricity, and lt
Saw 300 teet ot timber.
Clean 5,000 knives.
Clean seventy-five pairs of shoes.
Clip five horses.
Run a   sieve two hours.
Iron thirty silk hats.
Grind 120 pounds ot coffee.
Knead eight sacks ot flour.
Fill and cork, 250 dozen -pint bottles.
Pump an ordinary church organ
for one service.
Pump 100 gallons water twenty-
five feet.
Run buffing wheel twenty hours.
Run an electric piano ten hours.
Lilt three and a half tons seventy-
five teet in four minutes.
Run a small ventilating fan twenty
Run a large ventilating fan ten
Run a sewing machine twenty
Carry your dinner upstairs every
day for one week.
Carry you thirty times from basement to attic eighty feet.
Carry you three miles in an electric brougham.
In Ladysmith one kilowatt hour
will cost you trom 18 to 16 cents.
plays first violin; on account ot bis ing resulted in a win lor the Exten
wonderful gift as a violinist, he  is
known by musical enthusiasts   who
have heard him as 'The Young Pagganlni.'  Charlie Balagno, the eldest,-
tent than thoy require to be lor the
purposes for which they were set
apart; and that until an understanding or settlement is reached between
the local and federal govern ents as
to the interpretrstlon ot the province's reversionary rights In such
reserves when they are given up by
the Indians, tbey will continue to
very seriously retard the settlement
of the land through the province.
It is a notorious tact that the Indians, while they hold tbe pick ot
the agricultural lands within their
reserves, make no effort to cultivate,
or put to the uses for which lt was
Intended, anything but a ver*> small
percentage of tbe land so held. This
Is particularly the case along the
eVteena river and elsewhere in northern British Columbia, where the Indians hold In their reserves large
areas of land which tbey put to
■.radically no use whatever, larger
tn tact by a good many hundreds of
acres than they are capable of cultivating, even were they so disposed.
The lacrosse game ot Thursday ev- In the face df these facts lt cannot
be expected that the local agitation
Extension Won tio Game
slon team, the score being 4 goals
to 1. The visitors deserve! the win
as they   furnished tbe best lacrosse,
-meng the natives will avail them
inytblng In tbe way ot increased
land reserves from the government.
although the home team should have    The source ot this agitation is not
who presides at the plaao, is a pro-' scored more than thoy did. The La- tar  to seek.  There  are  throughout
Tyee 6m CU Shoot
The following Is the result ol the
7th shoot tor the Amberite Cup, Aug.
1, 1909:
Geo. Hepple  .'. 16
T. White  14
T. MeGarrigle  II,
W. Keserich  21
M. McKinley   ...II
Joe Meek  II
M. Hopkinson    II
Tbe 8th Amberite cup shoot:
Geo. Hepple  17
T. Whit II
T. MeGarrigle  » II
W. Keserich   ...... tl
M. Hopkinson  W
McGarry  M
M. McKinley  '. tl
J. Meek  IT
R. B. Dier 21
The flfth shoot lor Grand Cup:
T. White M
T. MeGarrigle  It
W. Keserirt  IS
M. Hopkinson  tt
Medal shoot, August 4, 1909:
T. White  It
G. Hepple  14
j W. Keserich  It
IM. Hopkinson  tt
M. McKinley  11
m. Hayden   ...... II
J. Meek II
J, McDonald,  M
CASH M *12 per **
Will purchase a first class 5 roomed house with
good garden and in choice portion of the city.
Notary Public Conveyancer
Head Office  -  -  Toronto
CAPITAL $10,000,0(10: REST $6,800,801
Bank Money Orders
issm-n at Tin-: POT.1.0WIHO nATBS:
95 and undo* - • jj   •">*»
Over 85 uiul not exceeding SIO,    8
■'   tio     "      " W   10     "
.     '•   |30      "       "    ;     S50,   15      '■;
These nnlei-s are payable at par at any offlc. In
Cnnailu of a Chartere I Itanki except In th. YukM
and at. tho principal panluiiB points In thc Units*
S Tlfov are nexotlabh at $1 :SO to tho £ atarllns In
Gteut' llrit tin ami Irolaml. They form an «Ml-
lont method nf romlttlmr small anma of meMr
with sofa- -ami al small cost ami may ba .burned without il.-luj- at any ollk-eof the Bank.
LADYSMITH nitANCH   L. M.deGex.lIanMrsr
Published hy Oartey' & Carley at Ladysmith, B. O., evory Wednesday and Saturday.
$1.50 a Year in Advance, 25c Per Mull
Advertisinp; Rates on application.
LJtJ I -T.?...-_J-J-i-«'iS°=SBlSS*S
by an advertising solicitor unconnected with thc Colonist or the Colonist Printing and Publishing Company, Limited. All that the Colonist company had to do with the
pamphlet was to print it, and it is
in no way responsible, directly or
indirectly, tor anything stated in it.
The pamphlet purports on the face
ot. It to relate chiefly to the Country
Clubr but our inlormation is that it
was purely a private venture ot the
solicitor, whose name iB upon thc
title page as compiler. We are told
that many people in Ladysmith havo
assumed tbat the pamphlet was compiled lor this ofiioe and issued by it,
and not unnaturally some feeling
has been aroused because nt tbe
omission of thc name at that city.
The tacts are just as stated. It is
true tbat the words, printed by the
Colonist presses, appear on the title
page, but this is the usual commercial imprint which printing establishments put upon work done by
them. Neither the Colonist nor any
person connected with it in any way
is responsible for the compilation or
publishing of the pamphlet referred
to or tor anything olso in regard
thereto excopt the mechanical work."
, With  this    number, The  Chronicle
enters upon its second year, and  it
takes this occasion to thank its patrons for tlio generous support it has
received since Its flrso issue oue year
ago.   It   wan tho   intention of   the
publisher:;     to    h'avo   made   Beveral
changes    in the paper at this time,
hut some delay in getting machinery
in shape .will result in a   postponement of   the contemplated improvements for tt tow  weeks.   As an   evidence ol thc faith tlie publishers have
in tlii-.ir venture, it  may lie said   that
they have during tho past two month)/
exponde'd    BOVeral     thousand     dolt
lars in new machinery.   This includes
a   modern     newspaper   press,    purchased  through  the American   Type
Foundry, tii.it will print 2,500 papers
an hour.   Tlio old press was too'slow
to accommodate   the rapid   increase
in    circulation.   With   modern machines,   absolutely   now, Tbe Chronicle
hopes-   to make    improvements that
will entitle it to tiic continued good
will of its patrons.   Tho paper is no
longer an experiment.   Already In the
neighborhood  ol .?C,000 has been expended on the plant, nnd tho   work
of building up it paper worthy ol tbe
growing   importance   ol   Ladysmith
; has only begun.
It Harry Thaw was penniless, how
long would he be permitted to waste
the time ot thc court in proving that
he wns not Insnm!?, Ho mny not. now
be crazy and he may never have been
deranged, but just the same the
place for him Is where be will never
again have an opportunity ot committing murder.
The numerous transfers in real estate Indicate a bodm. Ladysmith
real estate has advanced rapidly in
value during the past three months.
The C. P. R. will build another
tourist hotel on the Island. It
should be located at Ladysmith.
Sir Chreles
Tupper's Views
Editorial Comment.
The Victoria Colonist makes the
following oxplrt.iatioii: "Tho Colonist lias been informed on excellent
authority tbat it is charged in Lndysmith with tho lssuo ot a pamphlet in which every citly or town-lalon*;
the lino of "the B. k N. fall way, except   Ladysniitlf,   is mentioned.  Tod
The leading article ln the current
number of the Nineteenth Century
and After is "written by Sir Charles
Tupper. Its subject is "Thc Unity
and Detence ot the Umpire." Ot thc
many who are discussing thnt question ln these days none has stronger
claims upon public attention turned
to lt than has the venerable Canadian statesman. Nobody has done
more for the promotion ol Imperial
unity and defence than he has,
In the concluding part ol this
Nineteenth Century article he dissents Irom the view that Canada has-
been wanting In her duty in the matter of Empire detence. He points
out that she. has spent millions in
the construction ot transcontinental
railways which have been declared by
the highest British navul and military authorities to be ol vital Importance to the detence ol the Empire. Her opening up ol Rupert's
Land meant the preparing ot a   vast)
lions ever carried out such great undertakings    without assistance.     He
((notes the words ol Karl Grey, .giving Canada the credit for blazing the
way  for the  Confederation  ol   Australia.   It was Canada,  Sir   Charles
reminds his readers, who led the vari
in  tlio    construction ot   the   Pacitic
cable, the first link ln a new bond of
Empire.-   Sir Charles Tupper, modestly refrains from mentioning that he
himself was one of the most forceful
of the  personalities  by  whom these
great works were accomplished.   The
public    man    who    took a foremost
part in them is 'by that great publifi
service well   qualified to write   upon
tho problem of    the unification   and
strengthening   of the   Empire.     His
article is singularly free from the assertive or controversial manner that
is too commonly adopted ln Iho discussion of this subject,   There is   no
lack of respect for the views ol others with   whom ho is   not in agreement, and there   is, no emphasizing
of disagreement.   Sir Charles is sincerely   desirous   of forwarding    the
cause for which he is writing,    and
he aims to    harmonize and combine
all the forces, along whatever    lines
they may   severally tend   to    move
for the malting of a  more perfect Imperial, union.   The article is submitted in tho hope that its suggestions
may be found useful in the consideration of n defence policy at the coming Imperial Conlerence.   Sir Charles
cites the action ol New IZealand, the
two positions    taken   by Australia,
tho     resolution     of    the   Canadian
House of Commons, the existence of
dissatisfaction in Ontario, Manitoba
and British Columbia because no otter of a Dreadnought to the Imperial
navy    was   made   by the Canadian
Government, Lord Miner's view that
there    Bhould   be   fresh  centres   of
strength,  and Lord  Charles    Beres-
ford's   opinion   that th*   great dominions   should make   proposals for
defending    themselves.   After   adducing these     acts and exuresslons   to
show  thnt    diversity ot opinion exists    on this   question,  Sir Charles
proceeds to show that there is common ground   under   all   these differences.   The matter in common is.tbo
facilitating ot the   means ot steamship communication among the partif
of thc Empire.   He adverts to   Lord
Charles Beresford's view that   whut
arc  particularly    wanted and   what
the   dominions   can help   to secure,
uro   cruisers   capable   ot proeectlng
their trade routes.   It'these men and
officers of dominion navies    received
their training in the British service,
the dominions could keep afloat   effective warders of the trade routes.
Sir Charles also draws attention to
tho fact tbat the steamships of   the
fast   Atlantic fleet   provided lor bv
his Government were to be built under Admiralty supervision and  com-;
mnnded by officers ot the Royal Navy.  He   mentions   that   the British
government loaned the Cunard Steamship Company £2,(00,000 tor the construction of tbe Mauretania and Lu-
sitanin, running between Britain and
a foreign   port.    Lastly,   he   quotes
Irom   tho   resolution passed   at the
Imperial  Conlerence ol 1907 on   the
subject ol the.All-Red line.
. Ho     believes    that   this    scheme
I would  ufford a means of promoting
trade,   mail,     and   personal   intercourse, ns well as providing lor the
defence of thc Empire.   It would, be
believes, provide the   fleet ot   Royal
Reserve   Cruisers,    which,  in    Lord
Charles     Borestord's    judgment,   Is
needed to keep open the trades, routes'
in  time ol war,   He considers that
this arrangement  would servo   until
tho various dominions had developed
such navies ol their own as the conditions    might     warrant.  In     Sir
Charles opinion, it is all Important
that tho development ol naval policy throughout the Empire be carried
on   without     party   difference.   The
tono ol his article is in keeping with
that view—Vernon News.
tion. So he sent his dignitary it
One bnll pup be had brought from
America,' In a" few days came the
viceroy's acknowledgement ■ nf the
gift. "I myself am not in the habit
of eating.that species o! dog, but I
may' say -that my unite had it server!
for -breakfast., nnd accord it unquoli-
fied praise."
* * a
. Nicholas Flood Davin bad just astonished Parliament with a speech
as remarkable for its literary merit
as for its erratic view point. Sir
John Macdonald had several members of tho Cabinet in his olfiec, and
they wcro discussing tho speech and
the maker of it. "If Davin had just
another grain of common sense,'' remarked Sir John, and here he paused,
the others waiting expectantly to
hear him say how great -a man Davin
would have been, but instead he, concluded with thc words, "he never
would have been heard of."
John  W.  Coburn,
President and Managing Director.
Ladysmith Lumber Co.,
Rough and Dressed Fir Lumber,
Red Cedar, Shingles and Lath
In thc House of Commons no incident is greeted with more hearty
laughter than that of ©Member
who, after an eloquent oration,
plumps down on his silk hat on thc
bench behind 1.1m. A young member
who had just made bis .maiden speech'
sat down on his now silk hat. There
were roars of laughter. An Irich
member immediately arose and gravely said: "Mr. Speaker, permit. Jio
to congratulate tho honorable member upon the happy circumstance
that when he sat on his hat his hem'
was not in iti" This remark upset
the dignity of tho House, and tho
Speaker called "Order, order," amid
roars of laughter.
a a a
There is a representative in . Congress from the west who is exceedingly thin. Being a very good nti-
tured man this representative, always1
takes in good part any jolting reference to his slehderness; indeed, ho .is
not averse to a jest himself in that
connection, ns is illustrated hy an
incident which occurred in a street
car in Washington. It appears that
just as the car was rounding a curve
a burly citizen lurched forward and
sat in the congressman's lap. Ho re
covered himself quickly, and began a
profuse apology, when ho was interrupted by the statesman's chfict'y
"That's all right." "Dut," added
the Congressman, plaintively, "i
wish, my friend, that you'd toll mo
whether you thought I was painted
on the scat."
House and Lot on Roberts St. and 6th Ave.   $525.
Store on Roberts  St.,   near 4th  Avenue.   $400 x
Real Estate
First Avenue, Ladysmith
«*♦ A
tovelty Theatre
Masonic Euilding, Ladysmith
MOUSE OPEN: Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday.
ramrae Change, Monday and Thursday
mission: IOc ond 15c
Matinee Prices 5c and IOc
To the People of Latiysisii
• Just a few words to let
you know that Lhave entered into an arrangement
with The Ladysmith Hardware Co., Ltd., whereby I
will be with you, prepared
to do Electrical contracting,
wiring of youi* house and installing of Fixtures.   My recommendations are, having
worked for   the   Nanaimo
Electric Light Co. for over
fifteen years and the past
three years in Vancouver in
wiring and contracting.
- You are no doubt thinking
about wiring your home. The
present time is the best time
to have me look it over, give
you figures and complete the
work to your entire satisfaction, at reasonable figure.".
Leave your orders or a request for any otherlnfovulation required at The Ladysmith Hardware Co., Ltd,
when they will be promptly
attended to.      W. Jar vis.
i WsniM   Pharmacy I
R. G. JESSUP, Prop. |
\ R. B. Dier
Surgeon Dentist
Express and Teaming
Wood for Sale.
The City Market
Wholesale and Retail.
Ladysmith, B. C.
A. Litt      ~
Obargos moderate.
All work   lett nt   McCalluin'e 2nd
avenue, near Kirc Hall, will receive
prompt fit.<-c-iit.ifin.
A  year  or   two  a"go a well .known
American  who  was  visiting China,
was treated with great courtesy bt
granary on wlilch the Mother Ooun- a Certain viceroy.   When the Amerl
try Could relv lor sup-piles.   No oth-' ran was ivliout to leave, he wished td
pamphlet referred to Is jjhe pj^-ht-'u population ol less than Ave   mil-  convey somo token ol his apprecla-
KM & McAdle'
Undertaking Company
First class Hearse supplied in Lidysmith.
ands for Sale
Agricultural, Timber and Suburban Lands for sale.*
For prices and location apply to the Land Agent at
Victoria or the District Land Agent at Duncan.
Town Lots and cleared Suburban acreage for sale
jj1 at Ladysmith.   Apply Land Agent, Victoria, and
Townsit'Agent, Ladysmith. .
Telephone No. 262 and 180
P.O. Box 735    -       -    Nanaimo!
■xWtuIrt advcrtliiiiff tn large Newspapers In
tarMCtttoa costs large sums of money. We are
■cttlllJ with imt.lt advertising, in a small paper,
A Burglar Co
§§|nother "Sunshine" Feature
"There   is   no   use   talking, Mr.. toward the   sitting room door,   ex-   it; two officers sprang forward and
Wylks,   I cannot   stand  this   much  pectlng every moment to he met by j dragged forth their victim.
longer.   You   have   been  out   every i the monster ol a lawbreaker.     She
night this week until alter 12, and 1  gained   tbe sitting room   door   and j
far small money. Thla enables ua tu place our
■Md. before our customers at a price to match
asset huomea.
Light and heavy teaming.
Furniture and piano moving
a specialty.
Nicholson & Weaving
Telephone 1.
I SUIT. I. Tripp t Co's
Cililutad Wtiais
the Ma*on we have sold a large nm*'
iti ind logging trii<
Brtrytfclng carrfee a iwnatia
Ivllir Street
U. B. C.
i b. e.
Portland Hotel
A. Leslie Collingwood
Proprietor   '
• fence or a house, II so consult me
Hi tu save you money on lumber.
Having purchased a low truck, I
aa prepared to move furniture and
for any teaming consult
IADYBMITH     •     -     PHONE 6.
Excellent Boarding
. 'f^nnrlotnrti    -
haven't slept a wink, Iretting and
worrying about you until I am almost tired out."
"Well, don't worry a'bout me, dear.
Go to sleep tonight and get a good
"That is just like a man to talk
so. Go to sleep, indeed! I presume
you would and leave the house to
take care of itself, to be broken Into
ly burglars, and maybe tbe whole
family would be murdered. II you
loved me as you used to when we
first were married, you would not be
willing to leave me every nigbt tor
the clubhouse, while I worry and
fret and get my nerves all unstrung."
"It is necessary tbat I should attend to these things, my dear. The
country must be governed, and its
growing needs require constant
watchfulness and new laws. I don't'
mean to be ont any more than I am
obliged to. You must be willing to
sacrifice a little for the good of
your country. lust wa.. up your
mind tbat you will go to sleep, uud
you won't te troubleu any further
with wakefulness."
"The idea of me coolly making up
my mind to go to sleep while you
ave out is perfectly rreposte*ous. I
wouldn't be so heartless."
"Well, I won't go out tomorrow
night. I'll stay iu with you, but tonight I must."
"Ob,- dear, I suppose I must stand
It, but I'm sure, something will happen. I have a presentiment, and i
when did my presentiments even* fail?
Ve may never see each other again.
If you come home anu flnd baby and
me killed, don't be surprised."
"I'll try not to be," replied Mr.
Wylks, as he put on his overcoat
and smiled down at the tror.uled face
of his wife. Then he gave ber a
goodby kiss and left 'aer, und she
hurried through the Uouse to make
sure that the windo.es were all fastened down and th-j jolts oi the doors
pnsbed into their fastenings, and
then . she sat down and read
all tic at.irtliu:, accidents, the
terrible burglaries and tbe frightful
murders that the 'ally papers furnished so plentifully, and when she
had got herself wrought up bo that
she could sit still nu longer she once
moro visited all the windows and
donii* and warned the girls against
removing a single bolt or bar:-Then
she returned to ber coiy sitting room
and sat down in silence, listening, for'
the sounding of some thieving wretch
and trying to imagine what she
should do if one of the villains
should confront her and demand her
jewels and the key to the silver
Time went on and the clock struck
11; still she was undecided what she
had better do If anything unusual
should happen. The girls had, gone
up to bed and were undoubtedly
sound asleep.
Half an hour crept by. Baby cried
out in hie sleep, and Mrs. Wylks
hastened to him, for there was no
nurse to attend him. Mrs. wyiks
never would trust the little darling
with any one but herself. She shut
and fastened the bedroom door, and
lay down beside her little one to
sooth blm to sleep. The clock struck
12, and then Mrs. Wylks heard a
noise. Breathlessly she listened. Solt
foolstopi were creeping) up tbe stairs.'
They paused a moment at her door
and then she heard the knob turn,
-(at as the doer did not open the
midnight marauder passed softly on,
Sho heard, him enter tho sitting
room,, and for a moment all was still.
"Something must be done," soliloquised Mrs. Wylks, as sho softly
raised herself from beside ber sleeping infant.  "I can't He here and let
peeped cautiously in. No one waB in
sight, but she heard—yes, she very
distinctly   heard—some one   in   the
Mrs. WyJ":s peered from behind :tho
open door, where she had bidden,
and looltcd tt the prisoner.
Sho thai camo out to f.et a closer
loolt, and with a rather chained   ex
"Why Mr. Wlkcs is that ,you?"
Aftor u short aad entirely satis
factory explanation the officers withdrew, r.ud Mrs. Wyll's fondly embraced hcr captured burglar, who
faithfully promised he would never,
never, never, rover do co any more.
Ice  Cream
C rter's Store
be Ota* ID* a .late.
closet. An idea suggested itself to h.r. salon cn hcr face she >/ nerved:
her mind. She elapsed 'her, hands together for a second, then springing
quickly lorward she pushed the closet door to and turned the key. Only
a few second's work and sho had' bin.'
safe. She heard his cries to be' let
out as she fled up the stairs to the
girls' room screaming:
"I've got him I I'\c got tho burglar! Now, quick lor tbe police!
Ann, Bridget' He'll burst open the
door!   Quick!   (let up nnd rum!"
Aroused from their slumbers, the
girls rubbed their eyes and failod to
understand tho situation.
"Oh, be quick!" cried Mrs. Wylks,
wringing her hands."
"What is it,  ma'am?" asked
girls in the same breath.
"The burglar! I've got him down
stairs in the closet. Oh, hurry!
He'll break out, and then we're
At the name of "burglar" both
girls hid themselves under the bed-
clashes nnd paid not tho least attention to Mrs. Hylks' pleadings,
"He'll break out, I know he will,
aud kill tbe baby! Oh, doar, aren't
you going to net the police?" An4
Mrs. WylttB tugged at the , bed-
'Ooh! Uch!" answered the girls,
holding ou to their night coverings.
"Oh, dear, I'll go myself! I won't
te killed. I won't have tho baby
killed. I leave you to your fate."
And Mrs. Wylks fled, closely followed by tbe girls, who objected to_
being left to their fate, and spring
ing Irom their beds they had caught
up whatever articles of wearing apparel lay conveniently at hand and
followed their mistress down thc
stairs, past the door of the sitting
room, on to Mrs... V/ylks' room,
where n pause was made long enough'
Ior the anxious, loving mother to
grasp her baby and wrap a 'blanket,
which she hastily drew from tho bed,
around It, and the girls arrayed
themselves in whatever they had
brought with thorn, enlivening the
time while making their toilet with
little shric'ts and screams, as they
hesrd a voice from the closet demanding ln no gentle'tone to bo let
out. Then the three women and tbo
baby took up their onward rush
down stairs. They halted to open
the front door, and the young heir
of tho household, so ruddy aroused
from his slurrtbers, ontercd a protest
in loud and angry tones.
lhe door was opened, and Mrs.
Wylks tcok her stand on the steps,
while the girls hurried away lor help.
What a long time, it seemed to Mrs.
Wylis, they wero gone. Sho could
not hear the captured burglar hanging Ou the door and calling to bo
released, not even when she stepped
Into the hall and listened. Ho had
undoubtedly resigned himself to conquering circumstances.
"Ch, how I wish Mr. Wylks would
come!" sho said to herself, nestling
her baby close ln hcr arms. I,knew
something was going to happen. Hov,1
glad he wilfte that baby and I are
cafe. Oh, I am so glad you havo
This last cxclatnnt'.cn was enured
by the appearance of tho two girla
and half a dozen police.
This is an entirely new idea, and will especially interest people who reside in natural
gas districts. The gas ring- takes the place
"ol the lower Sunshine fire-pot, thus making;
it possible to burn gas in your furnace without
inconvenience, Such is not possible in a
furnace where the ordinary gas log is inserted;
for, should the gas give out, a coal or wood
fire could not be started until tbe gas pipes
wcre disconnected.
To provide against sweating in the summer
tune, Sunshine Furnace is equipped with a
nickelled steel radiator and done. All
bolts and rivets are nickelled, all rods
copper-plated. This special treatment, besides meaning quicker and greater radiation
from tho radiator and dome than cold chill
iron could possibly give, acts as protection
for the bolts, rivets and rods from inroads of
gas, When cast iron comes In contact with
our nickelled steel it is coa'ed with our special
Anti-Rust treatment, which prevents the
slightest possibility of rust commencinj;
anywhere in Sunshine Furnace.
The Gas Ring
lloeii It p.-iy to fret? This is a solicits question.   In tho old days'who.
tho i l'l:r0 wcre "ot "° rna"sr tallages of
nervous force, a little (rotting might
to Indulged in with impunity.
Our grandmothers had a great deal
of time between sunrise and sen3et.
their Hvcg moved cu direct aud uim
pie lines, 'ii.u.i- interests wore, iu
general, Inflnitoly lcs3 complex lhau
ours; bho-jfih equally rc-.l and vitm,
The wtijnwi who hung ths same bed
silk ;ovn cn the tunic hook in tho
closet for tin tt iccessivo years, feel-
in, all the time that sho had ample
dies i .resource for treat occasions,
had a disti ict advantago.
The Tuscan straw bonnet, done over overy sealwn for an equally long j
period, prcsente.d few complications. ;
'iho weekly chiinsjigoing and tho occasional neighborly visit made small
draft upon cither time or strength.
Life thrust down'deep rooto nnd was'
not top heavy, Vitality was hotter
nourished than today. This is not
saying that tuoae days wero prefcr-
'able, but for our opportunities we
must ma!;o now conditions,
If the rbonri aro hotter, more comfortable, wo must go out of doors
tho oftcner. 11 our duties are more
complex, moro exacting, more wearing, v.-e muEt save where aforetime
wo havo been b.rodlgal.
The biggcot leak wc have to mend
is worry. Wo make an ever deepening rut fcr our own feet and persistently walk in it. Wo were not
made {or this kind ol traveling, and
wa grow morbid,.a word that means
everything disagreeable to oneself
and to one's intimates. There iu no
doubt whatever that if we undertake
our own euro leferc it is too late,
undertake it with might and main,
wc can como into cheerful, hopeful,
happy conditions, 'iho mind has its
doors entirely under our control il
wc- but know it. Shut the worry
door; open tho rest door. It can bo
done. How rapidly nil minor cares,
all froWultkss, all fusoiness, disappear at the approach of n reul trouble! The fog 'aniches from tho mental atmosphere. The sly io blue sav^
fcr tho black cloud of ooirow' that,
compared to tho great cope, is perhaps a he.ndlrc'aath. When tho thunderbolt has fallen, tho heavens clear.
Wo got glimpses' cf reality.
V/o Imio the power, I repeat, tc
mn'io clear s..ieu lor ourselves. Let
uhy mother, \vi;o or housoiceepor irj
with determination io stop tuiuHiu.;
d'sugrciu-Uo,. wearing thoughts. Lot
hjr mail- thlo trial tor li\'c minutco,
ten minutco, fifteen minutes, a half
hour, aa hum-, if she tries honeslly
she will be astonished at the result,
lhc frietitii cf littio worries is to
iho mental what littio cores aro to
i.1ij iliys.ea!. \,','.;.t happens if we
i.tc_i opening thtoo Bores with pin
po-nls.', \v'o ecu just uu easily.' lcirui.,'
from this felly i.i the mental condition as iu tlio phjs'oal. lt needs but
ii.nowlc.dgo tintl will.
A trr.o, noble  thought   is greatly
helpful.   I'c-rsisteutly   to    thlnl   tho
I noble thought inste-.-.l of the IgnoUo
For Sale By Ladysinith Hardware Co., Ltd., Ladysmith
are now to bo considered if you intend puiti ig up your oivn preserves,
i.nd upon their quality dnpwids the
su -cuss of your work. Yuu cannot
g'i wrong if you procure your supplies at GEAR'SGROCICUYSTORE i
for  witli  Uf nudity  ranks    tirst.
D^n't waste your timo and labor
with iifurior goods wlisn you can
buy tlio best tram in ut tho lowest
Scott's Build.'ng, First Avenue.
o..i life there ha*.e como uew helps.
uiijji.i, iusi,irin5 ti mature is iu Hie
react] oi most women, it one nas noc
.iu:c> Lo I'-aU, one cuu suutcU a sentence ou lhe way to the pantry, the
ululug ro-otn or the coos, jto^c aud
let it dissolve, as it worn, in the
mind, cooling and healing the uettcr
parts. Uut most houscU-cpers can
get half an hour a day for a boon.
A good no.-cl road in this economical
fashion from day to day. would, furnish a great deal of comfort, would
glee the something- to loo* forwasd.
eo so lamentably lacking in many
women's lives, 'lhe fact is, if we
aie keini o\ crwhclmed in the old
paths, v.-c must cut new ones. If tbe
earth is getting too crowded, let us
try tlio air. This is perfectly^pratti-
ca.h. Airships have now bo n
pei footed end adjusted to tho atmosphere, aud wa all have tbe power
within us oi Hying above our cares,
our tronl.los, our worries.
Especially liuvo women this power.
It may Lc latent, but it can be readily developed, lt is a well known
Saying that men and women have the
defects of their qualities. Women are
d-.I'cnto, tender, generous, sensitive
sympathetic, cuthusiustic. Theso
ci-iritualkcd qualities suffer in conditions v. here they do not have scope.
For hcr nobleness woman is punished. She must lour the defects of
[hcr Qualities v.hen the qualities aro
--turned wrong side out, so to speak.
j tier flii! ii «d should 'Jo used as a lorce,
.not as a n-'n'smss. The rlp.ht ol a
I woman to rise to spiritual heights
by reason of her delicacy, by lack ol
brutality, no ono will -question. Here
.'s hcr opportunity now in .her home
wlljio she -'n terribly overweighted.
-iho nrol net hear a feather's weight
of woi'vy. She can rise above the
fretting ocn-lltlcm. In tho freedom*
that tire sho produces her best se.lf
will c.-.ino forward; now powers will
develop. Shut uwuv the worries and
833 how life loot's then.
"You've capturod a burglar, I understand, ma'am," said tho captain,
addressing Mrs. Wylks.
"Ch, yes, He's ln thc closet -up-
stalls—that Is, if ho hnB not got
out," and Mrs. Wylks pointed thc
way I.r them to go and followed
closely ln tho roar. \
"Sire,   Ihey think you'ro a horo,
for fault lindi-.i;
thoughtc ere i-„':u
gate to rcEtri'incns
ric.il woiit ;:i Iny-aj
do'. it:iliziu(:, who;
depressing mental
fretful, regretful
:".e, iu to open llu
to strength, I'hy,-
CsViy harder, snore
it Is done under
conditions.     I..oo'.t
everything   be earrled    out   of the ma'am," whispered Ann to her  mis-
houSe,  I must do something." i tress as they went upstairs.
Softly   she   turned tho   koy   and'   into tho sitting room thoy marchel
gently opened tbe door and noiseless-  aud arranged   themselves before   thc :
ly crept into the hall, determined to clcset doer.
do something.  Tremblingly she crept'   lhe captain unlocked and   opened
at the wo:
coMt'lttg, wae
girls lor Iheli
dues not CtHit
their clilc..*.,' I
not consider'
drno in tho i
, | Can wo   net
bhildron do in piny, tho
filing,   sewing   of little
i- dolls'.   GI course   this
ifaro with tho work   ol
!i:.!M> point is they do
it  v.oiv at nil.    Work
lay spirit iu not work.
c-.)»-.e mere • into   that
With the
it-'* hupr.y involun-
we ho happy volun-
Ihcrcasing complexity oi
WlnSton ( hrtichlll, when he was In
South Africa ns a correspondent,
wi-n lunching with the goncral and
hie stnu nt the bottom ol Splon Kop,
while thc battlo wco raging above.
C no i f the officers bantered the
yoi nj correspondent on his assurance
tnd success, "No doubt," he said,
'■'you liu-.c got on surprisingly well,
bit you owe it till to tho fact that
you t.ro Hanly's con." "Sir," re-
i'licd Winston, with his characteristic audacity; 'lhc time is coming
wiun Lord Randolph Churchill will
be chiodv remembered as the luther
cl W'niton Chr.ichil!."
Double Train
SI -li 4
10.00    11.00 VICTORIA I2.05 IS.iSi
I8.«   1157 LADYS.M1TH U.OO 14.is*
19.2.1   12.:ti>     NANAIMO 8.1i li.IJ
Dist. Pass. Agt.
Victoria, B  6,
Ladysmith Bakery
Cal,i-s of every description, Itne
and plain. Cand.il ol all kinds
Fruit of all kinds. Krcsh 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.
Best quality of Confectionery
Miss Bardozona
DJ. Mil. successor ts A. E. Hitbsrt
Hubert Undertaking Parlor:
I, 3 and S,Bastion St.,Nanaimo
Phone 124     P. 0. Box 1
aa - w.
s the Pole Moving,
Asks Mr. Cotsworth ?
Moses B. Cotsworth, the eminent
English actuary, who was in Grand
Porks last Saturday in the capacity
ol ono of tbe civil service grading
commission, is also a noted geologist, aud somo observations that he
made recently nre of moro than ordinary interest to every Canadian.
Mr. Cotsworth advanced the theory
that owing to the gradual tilting of
the globe liy the great weight o! ice
on the Atlantic hemisphere, thc position of the north pole is shitting,
and the warm and habitable area ol
Canada is extending gradually toward the Arctic sea. Mr. Cotsworth
holds that at one timo tho north
pole passed through the south of -
Greenland, there being no counterbalance of ice on tho Asiatic side,
and tlftt it shifted gradually trom
point to point with thc formation
or melting of ice crust on the sur-
lace ot tho globe. That it was situated about one-third between thc present location and tlie SOth latitude
about 5000 years ago he has reason
to believe from the form and position of tho Egyptian pyramids, which'
wcre constructed purely for thc pur-
ose of taking easier calculations from/
the sun. They were built with a
slope wli'th was always at one angle,'
so that from thc shadow of the sun
it would be an easy matter to calculate the period of tho year, tho
month, the week and even the hour
of the day. Mr. Cotsworth thinks
that there is no surer indication that
the   pole is still   moving    than the
great glacier at Glacier, D. C, which
according to the investigation of independent men of science, is receding
at tlie rate oi twenty feet yearly.
That Mr. Cotsworth's theory is
reasonable does not require a scientist to prove. Miners in tho Yukon
have dug up the frozen bones of
mammoths, which could onlv have
lived thero when the climato was semi-tropical. Great coal beds have
have been found in northern countries, beds that could linve been
formed when tho rank vegetation of
the Turkish-hath, atmosphere of the
the carboniferous ago nourished In
pre-glacial epoch. The prototype of
the great fossils could not have
nourished iu the stunting cold of Arctic winters. In addition to this tho
pioneers of the prairie provinces will
tell you that the climate of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta is
warmer today that it was thirty or
forty years ago. Then it was almost impossible to grow wheat that
would escape frost in districts wherj
summer frosts arc now rarely knownj
Much no doubt is due to the cultivation of the land, which renders the
soil porous, so that it retains the
heat of the day, and radiates it
through the night; hut this cannot
account for the fact that the basins
of tbe Poace and Mackenzie rivers,
than Arctic wilderness, are now in
years ago regarded as little better
places inhabited by settlers who
grow hard, red wheat frhm Edmonton 700 miles north, while the farm
er is driving tho [ur trader from the
chores of tho Lesser Slave lake.
North of that again indefinitely cattle can be raised, and potatoes and
vegetables and oats can be grown.
'this northward movement of tho
temperate zone must mean that in
years to como Canada will be settled'
li1)' a white people from the international boundary to the shores ot the
Arctic sea. In tlie far north settlement will   bo more  and more scat-
lere.l,   as it will   require a    larger
area   to   sustain life    in the short
summers, but some settlement there
will almost surely be, and tho great
mining wealth of the Mackenzie river, of wh'ft'li we have heard but faint
reports as yet, will, ns it becomes
developed, most surely moan the establishment of large camps along the*
course of that great artery. All this
will call for thc construction of new
railways, because plentiful as the
waterways arc in the north, they; can
only be used for a portion of each
year. Thi3 in turn will menn vast
expenditure of capital, so that Canada before this century closes will
become, il it is not now, the greatest field ol investment in the world.
Prince Rupert nnd Edmonton and
thc cities of the north will profit by
these great new openings, and the1
south will also glean its share of
their wealth. With all this 'in view,
Canadians mav wofl rejoice that nature herself conspires with the march*
of events to number their country
among the great nations that are
yet to be.—Revelstoke Mail-Herald.
Odd Origin of
How many people imagine that
that familiar word "admiral" Is
anything but a thorough KngUsh
"word? Probably the last origin any
would give is Eastern. Yet its derivation . is simply "Emir el Bash,"
which is Arabic for Lord of the Sea.
There is hardily a language that
we have, not put under contribution
Ior sea terms. The names of the. Various officers of a ship illustrate this
most viuidly.
VCaptain" comes straight from th-)
Latin "caput," a head; but "mate"
oRcs nothing to any dead language.
The word is almost identical' with
tho Icelandic "mati," which means a
companion or equal. The derivation
ol "coxswain" would never be suspected. Coxswain was originally thc
man who pulled the after oar oi the
captain's,[boat, then known as acock1
boat. "Cock boat" is-a corruption
oi thc word- "coracle," and, as mos5
people know, the coracle Is a small
round boat used for fishing on some
of the Welsh rivers, such as the Wye
and Usk. So coxswain comes to us
from the Welsh. Other'languages are
also pressed into tho service.
"Commodore" is simply thc Italian "Commnndatore," or commander, and "naval cadet" was originally the French "cahdet," which, going a step further back, has the same
origin a» the word captain. The rcaJ
son of this apparent anomally is
that originally all naval cadets were
younger sons of noble families, who
served as privates previous to obtaining their commission.
There was never such a person as
. "Davy Jones," though wo frequently
hear ot his locker. One ought to
talk of "Dully Jonah's locker."
"Duffy" iB the West Indian negro
term for spirit or ghost, while,"Jonah" refers to the prophet of that
"Dog watch" is another .airtibus
case of a term gradually corrupted
. out of its original form. Originally
ft-was '.'Dodge w,atcn," so described
because it lasted only, two instead of
the .usual lour hourJS'and thu3 makei)
it possible that-.the/'same men shall
not be on duty ovttfy day during tho
same hours. "Dog watches," so
called, nre from i to 6 and 0 to 8 in
Sailors call meat "junk." It is
not a complimentary term, for junk
is nautical for a rope's end. Some
8,000 years ago ropes wero made out
of bullrushes, for which thc Latin
word is "junotts,"
Nowadays we talk of "port" and
"larboard" and "starboard." Starboard has nothing to do with stars,
"starboard."      Originally     it    was
It is really "steor board," Anglo-
Saxon for "steer side," because in
old galleys steered by an oar the oar
was fixed somewhat to the righthanil
side ot the stern, and the helmsman
held the inboard portion in his right
hand. As lor "larboard," it is probably a corruption of lower board,
the larboard side being originally
considered inferior to tlio other.
"Sheet anchor" is the nnmo given
to the largest anchor carried by a
vessel. It is almost ns complete a
corruption as "dog watch." '"Sheet
I anchor" Is really "shote" anchor, so
j-callad because it can, trom its great
weight, be easily shot out Tu case of
Again, "jury mast" has nothing
directly to do with It law court jury,
though both havo come Irom thc
same original word, "jour," the
means a mast put up temporarily-
French for day. Juif/ ma3t thus
for a day—just as jury in the legal
term implies a tribunal summoned
for a short period only.
uilding for
the Ages
To illustrate the slow and painful
evolution of social proj-rcss, Olive
Schrclner, in u recent article, uses
the figure of cathedral-building. Sho
yi-Ic who today looks at some great
Gothic cathedral in its final form
seems to ho looking at that which
might have been a dream of some
single soul of genius, who, waking in
tho morning, found tho dream a
reality. But in truth ils origin was
far otherwise. Ages elapsed from the
time thc flrst rough stone was laid
as a foundation till thc last spire
and pinnacle wero elapsed, and the
hand which laid the foundation-
stone was never tho same as that
which set tho last stone upon the,
coping. Generations succooded ono
another,, laboring nt gargoyle, roBO-
window '.and shaft, and died, leaving
the worir to others^ the first master-
builder who drew up thc first rough
outlino passed awny and was succeeded by others, and the detallB of
tho work ns completed bore hut faint
resemblanco to the work us ho devised it; no man fully understood all
that others had done or wcro doing,
but each labored in bis place, and
the work as completed bad unity; it
expressed not tho desire and necessity ot ono mind, but of tho unknown
human spirit. And not less essential
to the existence of the building was
the labor of the humble workman
who passed his life in carving gargoyles and shaping a tew roso-win-
tlows, that that of the loftiest' master-builder who drew the general out.
lines. And it was heroic; for-the
master-builder who, though it were
but vaguely, had some image of what!
the whole work would "bo when the
last stone was laid upon tbe copping and the last spire raised, it
was eaf/y to labor with devotion and
zeal—though well ho might .know that
the placing ot that laBt stono and
the raising of that last spire would
not he his, and that thc building in
its full beauty and strength ho
should never sec. But for tho journeyman laborer-who carried on his
stones, and month by month tolled,
carving nt his own ' little gargoyle
or shaping the traceries in his little,
oriel window, without any vision ot
what the whole would he when completed, it was not so cosy; nevertheless, it waB through the conscientious
labors of such alone, through their
heaps of chipped and spoiled stones,
their half failures and almcfet blind
successes, that at the last the pile
could be reared in its strength and
Two years ago, when the cowboys
oi north-eastern Arizona came together to find out who was the "bi'Bt
man" in various way, James Evans
won tlie steer-tying championship by
roping, throwing and tying a vicious
steer in twent>-four seconds. But in
a recent rounl-up thc champion did
a more remarkable thing, hy which,
says the KanBas City "Star," he
saved his own and another man'B
While he and some companions wcre
camping for the night on a high table-land, which ended a few riles
away in an abrupt droy ot twn hoiks'
dred feet, a storm swept through
the mountains. Mado nervous by the
lightning, the herd of fifteen hundred,
cattle stampeded in the direction ot
tho precipice. Evans nnd his men
mounted hurriedly and, circling to
lho front of the maddened cattle,
tried with whoops and revolver shots
to turn them back.
- In the dense blackness of the.night
Evans's hornetmissed his footing and
wer.t down in a heap, one leg in a
gopher-hole, 'lho horso ol a cow
boy named Davis, running close bo-
hind, stumbled ovcr Evan's horse,
and Davis, too, camo to the earth
and lay still, unc6nscious.
Fiity yards away came the herd,
and, a short tlnBh of lighting showed
Evans tho situation. Tho Bwlltly
moving sea of cattle-, reached one
hundred yards each way.   Unable   to
leaving his. disabled comrade, Evans
took the only chance of saving 'both.
He emptied his own revolver and
his companion's into the center of
tho herd, cutting a breach in the
front of the maSB. Then, throwing
the inanimate form of Davis over hii)
shoulder',' lie awaited his opportunity.
As one of the leaders brushed by,
Evans, with ono movement, put the
body of Davis across the shoulders
of the steer, and mounted, also.
Vainly the animal leaped,,bucked and
side-jumped. With' his legs wrapped
tighly around the body of hl3 mount,
Evans drove his spurs, deep in, .and
held himself and Davis in place.
The steer, wild with rage, agony
and Iright, rapidly leftUhe herd in
the rear, and, veering to the right
in a furious gallop, carried his riders' out of danger. Thon Evans
rolled off the back of his strange rescuer, and a half-hour later, when his
cowboys turned the herd at. the rim
of tho canyon, and i-ode back to
look 'for the foreman and Davis! they
found them, both unconscious.' The
weary Bteer, with hla sides copered
with blood, lay exhausted a short
dlstanco awny.
The outfit ordered a medal for EvJ
ans, and the steer has been,pensioned for life on the best alfalfa in
the valley.
every detail of the train's progress
over the line, He will have his own
assortment of .questions to answer at
every stage' of the journey, and he
will be expected to maintain the -discipline of the railroad upon trains.
That may mean in one instance the
ejectment of' a passenger Who refuses to pay, his fare—and still ho
must not involve the road in any
b|g damage suit—or in another, tho
subjugation! of some gang of drunken
loafers. Tho real wonder of it is
that.so many conductors come as
near as they do to tho Chesterncldian
standards.—From "The Fellows Out
Upon the Line," bv Edward Hunger-
ford, in The Outing Magazine for
Many are the plans to curb tho
automobile speed maniac by legisl-v
tion. One ingenious man has suggested that the chauffeur be fined nn.l
the automobile imprisoned, for a stated number of days! There may be
some sonso in that, ln spite of one's
first thought. Certainly many auto-
nipbilists have overriden public patience entirely and the situation is
becoming unbearable. A ghastly
number of pedestrians havo already
been slain this spring, and the total
for the season is sure to run very
_The "joy riders" are thc chief
source of the trouble—chauffeurs who
steal their employers' machines out
of hours and adventure forth eager
to "burn up the pavements." Legislators are passing measures looking
to a more stringent license system;
in some states a chauffeur who thus
"joy-rides" may he arrested for lar-
It is rather gartifying to find that
the actual owners of cars themselves
are seldom so reckless of the rights of
others. Indeed, these owners, banded
In different automobile associations,
ore doing all they can, by advice and
active co-opcratlon, to remedy the
present dangerous conditions.
The final remedy, of course, lies -In
Impressing deeply upon the minds of
tho automobilists a strict system of
automobile, ethics. Adherence to good
sportsmanship in nutomobiling, as in
Other pastimes, will prove the radical cure,—From tbe View-point, in
The Outing Magazine tor June.
When a reigning queen iu to be
married sho must ho the one to
broach the subject first to hcr futura
consort. The same rule holds good
witli regard to all royal ladies who
marry commoners,
The late. Queen Victoria has told
how she managed to "put the ques-
tion"to Prince Albert—how she first
showed him Windsor and its beauties
and the distant landscape and then
said, "All this may be yours." The
queen of Holland on a like occasion
simply sent a sprig of white heather'
togging Prince Henry to look out its
meaning in a book of flowers and
their meanings. The Duchess of Argyll took the following means oi pro-
re sing to the Marquis of Lome; She
was about to attend a state ball anj|
juro it out that she would choose as1
her partner for the first dance the
man she intended to honor. She selected the marquis, who subsequently
became her hustoand.
But perhaps tho mo'st interesting of
all ways chosen was that of tho Duchess of Fife. Sho took tho earl, as'
he then was, to a drawer and' showed
him Its contents. There he saw a
number ol trifles ho had given her at
different times, including sprigs of
several kinds of flowers, now dead,
he had picked Ior .her at various
times. He was much impressed at
tho sight, nor did it require words
in her part to make her meaning
plain.—London Answers.
As a   conductor he  will  probably
begin in the iroight service.  His caboose will be a travelling oliice, and,
more than that, it will carry aU the
gossip ol the division up and down
thc line.   It may be a  homely  littio
car; but it is just as sure to be   a
homelike place.   From    its elevated
outlook he may   command    a good
view of the train away ahead to the
engine,    and he will bo supposed to
know all the while that the brake-
men are   attending to their duties;
that the train is in good order, particularly    that   there    are uo   hot-
boxes  smoking away and in Imminent   danger    of setting   fire    to the
train   and    Its   valuable    contents, j
There is   a deal ol   book-keeping to !
be accomplished in that travelling of-1
lice.   The conductor  will  receive the ■
way-Mils of the Mrs of his train and I
their contents, and he is held rcspon-' j
slble ior their safe deliveries to their i
destination   or    the junction points
Were thoy arc to be delivered to
other lines.
When he comes to the passenger
service there will lie still more bookkeeping to confront him, and ho will
have to be a man oi good mental attainments to handle all the many,
many varieties of local and through
tickets, mllonge-boci'is, passes and
other transportation contracts that'
come to him, to detect the good
(rom the bad, to throw out the
counterfeits that aro constantly being offered to him. He will havo to
carry quite a money account for
cash affairs, and ho knows that mistakes will have to bo paid out of hio
own pocket.
All thnt is only a phase'"of his
business. He is responsible for thc
caro and salo conduct of his train,
equally responsible in the'last respect with the engineer. He also receives and signs for the train orders,
arouse Davis, and never thinking olj and lie, Is required to keep ln  mind
Remember, that a day or two alter
the cable informed, us that the negro, Jack Johnson, deposed Tommy
Burns from the championshlp--of the
world there came another cablegram
irom Burns asserting that Johnson's
.seconds had induced the police to interfere and that he was strong
enough to go on. "Pictures will
prove," cabled Burns, and now that,
wo have the pictures with us we can
judge for ourselves whether Burns'
statement can be accepted or whether it was but another excuse from a
loser. Tho pictures certainly do
prove that Burns was hopelessly outclassed from the 'beginning, physical*
ly,, scientifically, and in every other
way, barring gameness. Ho had the
true courage of the lighting man, 'and
it is marvelous to us how he continued to fight despite tho terrific
battering he roeolved. The pictures
show Burns to have been tho receiver-general of a Duccessivc volley ol
its-faults that would have hammered
into Insensibility a less sturdy man
long heforo the fatal fourteenth
round was reached. But do thoy
prove he was strong enough to con-
to the end? Do they refute tho assertion of the polica that tho contest
had degenerated into a mere brutal
It is true that Burns waB on his
feet and still lighting aggressively
when the contest waB ended. But a
minute beiore ho was lying prono in
thc ring, and it was whilo ho was
in thiB position that thc police, aa
the pictures show, decided it was
timo to cry enough. The pictures
provo that Burns could have gone
further than the bout terminated,
but how long? Could he .have lasted
Ihe full limit oi twenty' rounds, aa
Burns declares? Before the day ol
moving pictures -such a discussion
would havo created interminable
wrangling,-but now that we have an
aceuratd reproduction of tlio contest
to guide our judgment wo know that
Burrs' protest is only partly substantial. That he could' havo remained a combatant to thc ond is
most uncertain. Human, nnturo
could not stand much longer and thil
polico Interference, taken only lor
the sako of humanity,, not only savot.1
Burns from the Inevitable knockout,
but also prevented a gallant man
from receiving an unnecessary drubbing.
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Corn Beef
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J. A.   Ryan
the days of hiii premiership, and before, was a clear, forcible and logical)
speaker, and, though not what one
would call witty, had that dry
Hootch humor- which was sometimes
quite a match tor Sir John's fantastic wit, in its effect upon the
* *    a
In thc course of a discussion on
tho tariff, Mr. Mackenzie said: "I
will call the attention of the lion,
gentleman (Sir JoSn, who was then
leader of the Opposition, Mr. Mac-
Hen ie being Fro'mier) to Mr. New-
iniirsh. I have, no doubt Mr. New-
marsh will recall the conversation
which took place nt Mr. Potter's
dinner table."
Several mcmbcrn--"near,  hear."..
Mr. Mackenzie—"! don't understand the 'hear, hear,' of tho. lion,
Sir   John— "Was the   lion. g-Jtitle-
t, * *
man going to  'Potter's Field?' "
Mr. Mackeni'.ie—■ "Both the Son.
gentleman anil I wcre going to 'Potter's Field' one day; but ho has got
there now, -nnd is.likely to remain
• * * *
Further on in the. same debate Mr.
Muo'ienzio went on to .say:
>"Tho lion., gentleman (Sir John).
snyfl Canada in young, and that it
must :bo led gently until it grows up
"A very dry nurse," replied Mr.
Mackenzie, not tailing the allusion
to himself. "The hon. gentleman reminds one of the man standing io a
tub and trying to lilt himself by the
two handles."
• a •
Later in the same) debate Mr. Mackenzie, alluding to the .raising of th)
tariff from ti to 17J per cent., was
saying, "No, sir, that was purely u
revenue policy," when 8ir John
broke in witht "It was .both protection nnd revenue. Try another rise
and get more revenue."
. "I would much rather take a rise
out of niy hon. friend," replied Mr.
"You   have   done-  that' already,"
good humoredly returned Sir John.
a        • a a
In the following dialogue it will
be necessary for the reader to understand that Hon. Mr. Bowel! was an
old printer and publisher, and Hon.
Edward Blake is a lawyer.
Mr. Blake (referring to some ot the
crotchets oi the warden of the Kingston peitentiariy)—"Another plan he
had, which I do not suppose the hon.'
gentleman has adopted, was to have
a printing press there to do the
printing for the institutions.!'
Mr, Bowell—"There are no printers
Sir  John—"My  hon.   friend  says
to manhood,   lint who is<j»o be its there   were no printers there.  They
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were   in   the   penitentiary and that
wub tho reason."   (Luughterj.
Mr. Blake—"I must say with reference to tho hon. gentleman's cralt,
that the warden did not intimate
that he would have any difficulty in
finding any necessary assistance .from
the convicts." ,
Mr. Bowell—"I understand that,
because there were a number of lawyers there."
Mr. Blake—"I wan anxious to know,
what the position of contract labor
was at the penitentiary. Are tne
loots still made by contract labor?
* * Are the convicts suffering under
this vicious Bystem?"
Sir John—"They aro suffering perhaps from tho strength of the locks."
. •  •   •
Sir John—"The intention of the
Government is, if it Is the will ofthe;
House, to sit on Dominion Day?"    /
Mr. Blake~"Not oh St. John's
Sir John—"That iB my do|y."
Mr. Blake—"No, the hon, gentleman is not yet canonized. It requires a long space of time, and a
successful passing of thc very serious
ordeal of an inquisition with the
'advocatus diaboli' as chiet accuser."
Sir John-<"Will my horn triend not
take that office?"
...     .
Mr. Wilson (asking for particulars
of expenditure on public works at St.-
Thomas—"I would mention to the
Minister of Public Works the propriety oi placing in the tower of the
public building there a good clock."
Sir John—"You want to go on
Sir Hector Langevin (Minister ol
Public WorkB)—"As to the clock,
that matter will have to. be considered."
Mr. MlUs-"It takes time."
• ;• •
Sir Richard Gartwright (speaking
ol the sanitary defects of the Chamber)— "For the past two or three
days there has been an unsavory and
unwholesome smell on this side ol
the house."
Sir John—"The hon. gentlemen had
ttetter change to this side. I have nt)
objections to tho hon. gentleman
coming over here."
Sir Richnrd—"I am .quite willing to
accept the suggestion to change
place.-: pro tern,, and to consider this
the right side ot the house tor the
time being."
Sir Jf tin- -"There is a constitution/
al objection to that—the ayes are oil
this side and the "noes" on that
Sir Richard Gartwright— "Now
that thc members ot Parliament are
paid by the job, there is a general
disposition to get through the session."
Sir John—"I thought tho Government only were paid by jobs."
» •  '   '   *
Thc anecdote of the hogs and the
chestnuts, though so otten relerred
to by Canadian writers on the tariff question, should perhaps be repeated. A meeting ol the manufacturers interested In the National Policy was called by Sir John in tho
campaign of 18811, and was held In
the "Red Parlor" ot tbe Queen's'
Hotel, Toronto. Sir John had reason to think there was a certain
lukewarmness among the manufacturers whose business his National Po
llcy had built up. ln a short address he told them a parable ol a
herd of swine that were eating aeorns
under an oak tree and never looked
up to enquire what power It was
that wns shaking the acorns down.
Thenceforth, it Is said, the manufacturers became more interested in the
support ol tho Conservative party.
♦ *   .
Tho Hon. Mr. Chapleau was Secretary ol Stutc, and by virtue ol that
office was custodian ot the great sen-
of reulm. On n certain New Year's
Day, he presented himselt at the
Governor-General's levee clad in a
Buperb seal-skin coat tailing below
his knees. Sir John, taking him lot'
ward to His Excellency, Buying:—
"My Lord, thin is the Great Seal."
On another occuBion, it befell blm
to present to His Excellency the
Chiet Justice ot the Supreme Oourt,
who was clr.,1 in tht official scarlet
and ermine, and was noted no less
lor abnormal ruddiness ot bin complexion than Ior the profundity ot
hie legal lore. Tho Premier's was
brief but suggestive. "My Lord, per'
mlt me to present my well-read friend
the Chiet Justice."
* *  .
At hla own reception, on a New
Year'R tiny, a quartette ol French
li-lcsts eallcd upon him, and natur
ally enough one ol them politely in
([Hired whether Lhe Premier had yei
had "la grippe.", Sir John, with hi:.
inimitable twiuiuo replied: "No, my
good father, I have not yet had it,
and cannot, thertforo pas's it on to
you, but I'teli you what I wlil dt
for you, I will give you the Orange
grip ii you would like to have it.'
ft Is only necessary to remembci
that at that moment Canada wan i„
u high lover of excitement between
the Jesuits on one side aad thi,
Orangemen on the other to catch the j
full flavor of this happy reply.
*   * ■»
Sir John Macdonald's face was a
good subject for the caricaturist, am,
Bthgough could put mere humor in
to the single feature of his nose ii.
a sketch in Grip than could ho de
pictcd in the whole body uf any other Canadian politician of tho present
cr past, For liftocn years not a
single issue cl Grip can bo recalled
without a sketch ut the enlivening
face which ail eyes nought, as the;,
turned to the eartodns. Ami how delightful wan the wink which the cartoonist would give to tho, old man:
With eno catch-wcrd lhe reader could
almost describe the scheme that war.
fceing portrayed by that "inimitabl,
twinkle" alon'o. To the political
reader thc most pathetic thing con
nectcd with Sir John's death wan
the absence of the chieftain's laniil
iar features from the drip.
«      S      *
Speaking of Sir John's nc-*e a
member of Parliament told this
story: "Tho hint time 1 happened tu
be in the- barber chop of the Pnrlia
ment buildings, Mir John waa in tin
chaii. Tlie artist was shaving hi.'
upper lip as I entered, and had hole
of the ' Premier's nose. I said: '1
suppose, Sir John, that ho Is the only man in Canada who enn'take you
by the nose Willi Impunity?" The
barber was disturbed hy the smile nl
tho statesman, ok he replied: 'Yes
and be ims his hands full.' "
, Advertisements under this
one cent per word per issue,
able in advance.
NURSE BROWN is prepared for Maternity or general engagements. Apply at Mr. PI. Wilson's Second avenge, between Roberta and Gatacre.
FOUND-A watch,
by proving Eamc.
Owner   can have
Apply Grand Ho-
From the 20th to tho 2Cth ol Sep
tombcr will he held Victoria's annual exhibition, 'lhat promises,to te a
red letter wee.:; in British Colum'iia's
capital. Then the Alaska Yukon Pa
cilic exposition at Seattle will be at
its height. The cheap transportation
rates thnt will lie Introduced over all
Cunadiun railway lines to Victoria
while the fair progresses and the double attraction is expected to result
In un exceptionally large influx of visitors. Preparations arc being mado
loi tho reception and welcome oi
thousands. Victoria will keep "open
houses" and the striingoi-s "Within
ber gates" will bo accorded it right
royal welcome. Tho entertainment
provided, apart Irom tho interest th i'
lair holds to those identified with
farming, stock1 raising or fruit growing, is most profuse. An airship—
one of tbe modern type—will make a
daily flight. There will bo a tiro
fight, conducted on such a collosal
scale as to Impart thrilling realism;
also a mimic naval conflict, ilHi.in-.i-
tlvc of thc Battle ol Alexandria;, nn
exhibition by that woadcrlul riderless
racer, College Maid, who circles the
half mile track in record timo with-
iiit human guidance; Ave Jays' l-.rso
racing, and a session ol one "f th"
finest horse shows In tho Northwest
on three afternoons and evenings.
For Sale
flowing Mac line, (NYw Willium**.)
Now Iron l.i'J-stuji;.*-*. an 1 MtUtrotto*
Arm,  Rocking anil I' nlng Chair!.
Sundry . plbcr  H macliokl   Arttoltw,
D. McD. Hunter.
Foii-lli Avomio
Kew Scli.
Notice Is hereby given that it Is
my intention to make application to
tho Board ol Commissioners of tbe
Olty ol Ladysmith nt their next regular meeting for a transfer of the
retail liquor license now held by me
In reBpect to the premises known as
the Pilot Hotel, situate on Lot 9,
Block 12C, In the City ol Ladysmitli
trom myscli to Alexander Thomas.
Uilysmllh. 25th May, 1909.
Notice Is hereby given tbut It Is
my intention to make application to
the Hoard of Commissioners ol the
City ol liiidynmll.il at their next regular meeting for a transfer ol tho
rotail liquor licence now bold by mc
in respect to thc •premises known ns
thc Oolnmbln hotel, Bltmito on Lot (1
Block 30, in the City ol Lai'nyamlth
Irom myiu'll to. Alex. Kulal nnd Emit
Ladysmith, 3rd August, 1909.
FOUND—A Hod C< Hio Dog. Owner
can have same hy applying to
Frank ..ore:-;!., Gatacre street, and
paying for T.h'i* ad.vort.ipom***--
LOST—On   road   I:
and   Chemainus
small    pocket    la
Return to owner
or J
I glvi
.itwoen Ladysmit'l
in Monday 22nd,
-ok, name inside.
I,. N. Solly, Vic-
Bland,  Ladysmith.
LOST — Between Roberts street.
Third avenue and High street,
book, entitled "Fun Doctor."
Please return to Mrs. Ifiwart, High
Btrett.   ¥ J .0(1 Reward.
— Household  Furniture
piano  and
sewing  machine.   Apply
Mrs.    I).
Patterson,   Dadeu-Powell
aoM cheap hy private sale.. Apply
at Harry Kay's homo on FirBt avenue.   '
launch.   Will
aUiousc nnd gasoline
noil cheap.   Apply H.
FOR IALE—White Leghorn eggs for
seating. Hull Leghorns nnd Black
Mlnurcas. J2.50 a setting. Apply
Mrf.  Laird.
FOR SALE—Express wagon ln perfect order and harness. Apply Arthur Howe,  Chemainus.
PIANO FOR SALB.Mlprlght flrand
Dominion Piano in lirst class condition. In use only a short time.
Apply Mrs. Bernard, Union Brewery, Lnilysniith.
one- piano
Apply H. Thornley,
Piano at
li'apo nnd
i   siiap,  ulso
two   stools.
FOR SALE—My South Atrii-an Veteran Bounty Land Celt ideate issued
hy the Depart ment ol the Intel-lot-,
Ottawa; good, Ior 320 acres ol any
Dominion Land open for entry in
Alberta, Saskatchewan, or Manitoba. Any person ovcr the ago of 18
years, Man or Woman, can acquire
this land with this certificate.
Write or wire, L. E. Telford, 131
Shiilcr Street,  Toronto, Ontario.
WANTED-A girl to
housework.- Apply
land, First avenue,
assist in   light
Mrs.   Mulhol-
WANTED—Homo for boy ot eleven on
fiiiii. cr ranch, where he can help
in return for board. Alao position
r.s housekeeper to working man by
Enylisliwom.ii. Letters, Mrs.. "O,"
WANTED- Tabic hoarders. White
cooking and lirst clasa table. Terms*
arranged i.y the month to unit all
parties i'-'-in one inenl to three
meals pcr day'. MRS. .1. GIL-
( II1UST, Baden Powell street.
The purl in r.-'iiii heretofore existing
hetwe n Robert Barclay and John
Gondii, hotel proprietors, has this
day been dissolved by mutual consent. All bills duo the late firm
must, lie paid to Robert. Han-lay, who
will also pay all    hills against   the
•aid firm.
,1. CON I,IN,
Date* July 2, 1909.
ttfliANfi'i'it of license;
Notice Is hereby given that wc Intend to apply In tl.o Llcenso Commissioners ol thi City ol Ludysmitli
at the nevt regular in cling, tor it
transfer ol lhc retail liquor license
now held I.y u-i in rnnucct ol the'
Portland hold, i.ndysmlth, II. 0.,
Irom ourselves to Arthur Leslie Col-
Dated (it LndyKinit.h, n. O.
July 7th, 1909.
t    <l
A -L.
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Shoe Special
e • e o a e a e • • • • • • •'• • t.«.« • • t • a • • a • e « e ? a e e • e e • e s » e     **'K~*Hv*H"M"I^'M',M~S**^^^^
In our BIG WINDOW we are showing a line of
Gent's Shoes which sell for $3.50 and $4.00 a pair.
These are in Tan and Black, also in Black Oxfords.
For these  TWO DAYS ONLY,  will  sell  at
$2.90 a Pair, All Sizes
Try us for Fancy Sox
A  Special line  in our BIG WINDOW, at
25c a Pair.
Children's Slippers, clearing at 90c a pair.
Children's, double knee, spliced heels and toes,
Geshmere Stockings,    To-day's price     10 ind 15c a Pair.
Fruit of all kinds.
j nunnery ■
X 4
s X
Carpet Sqares
and Rugs.
Just opened up a nice
range of Rugs, all patterns,
with or without fringe.
Just the thing for the parlor.   PRICE 83.50 EACH.
Brussels and Squares in
Brown and Green. Good
large sizes.
Chi»ese Matting, all kinds.
Linoleum just in 20, rolls
in floral or square patterns.
Prices from 25c a yard up.
liie Vancouver Island
Formsrlr Gold ft Johnston, ot Victoria, are introducing a now brand
of Clfan to be known  as the
"V.  I."
Try Them.
W. E. Morrison
Local and General
News Notes
At the Tyee Gun Olub Cup shoot
last Sunday T. White made a record
ol 49 out ol 50.
To meet your friends and be rlgiit
at home, while ln Victoria, atay at
the Rainier Hotel, George 3u."gy
proprietor. *
Mr. and Mrs. Patterson moved to
Vancouver this week, where Mr. Patterson has purchased a hotel.
Special Half Price Sale
Anything in the way of Hats
Trimmed or Untrimmed, at
Children's Hats, Bonnets, Etc.
We want to carry over no Summer Goods in this
Department hence this Drastic Measure.
We beg to announce that we have one of the
most up-to-date stocks of Electric Fixtures, Globes^
Fittings, now on order. Direct importation from
one of the largest manufacturers on the continent.
These goods will arrive in ample time for installation 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-
Iogu.es for inspection at your"convenience.
Simon Leiser&
_a LIU.
N. B.—We will employ a competent electrician j
to install all fixtures.
Local and General
News Notes
Mr. C. H. Jeffs was a   visitor to
Vancouver this week.
Mr. P. G. Noot went over to Vancouver Thursday on a business trip.
I > mcet your friends and be right
at home, while in Victoria, stay at
the Rainier Hotel, George .lurggy
proprietor. •
'w       mi
The new Provincial Government
wharl at Prince Rupert is being
rushed to completion with all despatch compatible with sound workmanship. It is to cost $70,000 and
be completed by the 1st ol October.
Watson Eros, well .known ranchers
of Creston, East Kootenny, are eB-
talblishing a canning factory at that
The population ol Fernie has in-
rrr-jed hy moro than 1000 since the
Urc of one year ago and there are at
leant 300 more resident lamilles than
in August, 1908.
Tho Aero Roller Rink was re-opened today by Wm. Bickerton, who
propones to conduct it in a manner
that Will win favor with all classes
of the community.
A big strilte is reported to have
been made on the Westmount mine,
West Kootenay, the vein uncovered
showing two or three feet in width
of high-grade oro carnying good values In grey copper, native silver and
an antimonic copper.
Ladysmith Plumbing,
Heating and Electric Co.
'■    —        ' p     —s—       .      .      ==
Estimates given on Plumbing,
Heating, Electric Wiring, Mo-
tors, Flat Irons and Electric
A. Leslie Collingwood, Mgr.
C. aS. McTavish T. C. Sullivan
Office and Shop: 1st Ave., Phone 76.
Cranbrook's Conservative Association has reorganized with A. E.
Watts ns president, S. J. Mighton
vice-president, G. T. Rogers secretary-treasurer, and Thomas Cavin,1
A. Ijeit.ch, H. Connolly, D. Johnston,'
William Hill and James Ryan, members of executive.	
SpecialTor This
Church Services.
Sunday Services at 11 a. m. and (I
p. m.     Bible   Class   and   Sunday
School at 2 p. m.   Prayci   meeting
Wednesday at 7 p. m.
Sunday services: At 8 a. m., low
mass. At 10:30 a. m., high mass.
At 2 p. m., Sunday school'. Al '1
p. m., evening service and Benediction.
Bpworth League meets at t'uo close
of the Sunday evening service.
Prayer meeting Wednesday at 7.30
p. m.
Sabbath Services: Morning, 11 a.
m; evening, 7 p. m.; Sabbath school
and Bible class, 2.30 p. m..
11 a. in.—Matins and . Holy Communion.
1. p. m.—Evchsong.
2.30—Sunday School.
Subjects: Evening, "The Ported
We   are  Making a Specialty of High
Grade Watches.
Not nucossffi-ily a hii; prioctl watch, but one which i* cnp:il>Io of vory (ilosj timo rating
.iinl fully adjusted. These works aro amongst lho Higlitjsti (iriule m&iutfactiu'ptlj boinjj
mtulo uHjiociuIIy for us in Swil/fii'land. - ,., ♦
Wo have tbem in LuiliW O size, also in Gent's 1*2 ami Hi size in Id a: d 17 JeweU
ami, iho High Uraile 21 Jewels adjusted to 5'positions, IcirtpqmlureTuH. isoclirohism,
Snld afc a Prioe within tho bounds of all. WojUbo keep fcjie Wiiitham Watch. Como
ami let us show you this splendid movement, fully guiii'ifiUeed.
a    G.
The remainder of our stoc):
Regular $4.50 and $4.75
value, to clear at
$3.75 a paii
Also a line of   MEN'S
UNDERWEAR.     Regular
Price COc a garment.    To
clear at
40c a Garment or 75c a Suit.
See Our Windows for
Bargains in SUITS
GE. Jeffs
The Mil's Will Stm
I havo purchased the stock of William Hooper fin Gatacre street, and
am now' ready to supply the public
with all lines of Rood confectionery.
Ice cream, sodas and soft drinks.
I .respectfully solicit your .ustnm.
POUND—A small bunch of Itc/ys. Owner can linvc same by callint? at this
office and paying for this advertisement.
is Wired for Electric Light
A full line of ELECTRIC FIXTURES to arrive in a
few days.
See me for prices before you sign any contracts or make
any promises.
Seo some of my work in this city.
B.    COmptOn    gjpeal Eiedrician
OFFICE: .Peterson's Furniture. Store.
TEACHER WANTED-Por East Oys-1   Rev-  J-  v/- rWiilianilon has   been
apvointe:!   general secretary   ol   the
ten   Address Donald Ferguson, Ladysmith.
Dritish     CMlumbia   Sunday    School
union. j. -|'|^|
MM. A—~".—  .fl,  II    mmm
Rebekah Picni
Post Cards
Saturdcsy Night
-'-   AT	
Knight's Book Store
9u_$ ||" il
We have the mo3t complete lino of these goods
\  ever shown in Ladysmith.   They include all the
New Novelties in HAIR -ORNAMENTS, in Jet,
Bronze and all the   Staple Colors.
\        Hair Nets,  Hair Rolls,  Pads,  Rats, Etc.
Hat Pins in Jet Metal, Etc.
Call at the
Ladysmith Aero
Morning SoSiloil fl:.'>0 In  12.
Aftoi-iinnii Hcimion 2 ]i. in.  lo i v, in.
Kvoulng Session 7i30 p. m. lo 10:110 p. in.
good Husk
Wm. Bickerton, Proprietor
Back Combs, Side Combs,  Strong Hair Catchers,
Barrotte,   Fancy Hair Pins,  in all colors.
- Dutch Collars,   Dutch Waist Buckle i,   Dutch Jet
Buckles,  Dutch Brooches.
fact anything that Is New, you
Will   Find   Here.


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