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liONE MONTH TODAY        *
•4  Are you prepared for It?
Whet nbout Your Xmas Cake ?
■All our Now Fruits are here and you enn* get tho Host Values
for the. Least Money with us. Our Shelled Walnuts nnd Almonds
are fresh, as are Our Spices, Extracts, Peels, Etc,
What about your Old Country frionds? Wo hove some nice reminders in Silk and Excelda Handkerchiefs, for Ladies and Gentlomen, Boys and Girls.
:;   Perhaps we can pack you a nice little Set of China—packed so
they won't breale—a present which is always acceptable.
Our Silk Fans, Japanese Gloves and Kerchief, Boxes, Trays nnd
other Novelties make a vory acceptable and inexpensive presont.
Just glance over this Stock—there is no oqtinl in the city.
Uon't forgot wo handlo NIPPON HAND PAINTED CHINA exclusively, and wo have a nice assortment, viz.: Cocoa and Tea
Sets, Bowls, Biscuit Jars, Cups and Saucors, Plates, Bread Plates,
Flower Pota, Boso Jars, Marmalade Dishes, Troys, Ten Pots, Sugar and Cream Sots, Etc., Etc.
H,H-M-4f.m-H-t..H"l'>"l"»"»H'4'W>IH-I -H-H-M-: M'-H-M-H-
Here is a chance to get absolutely without Cost, a Magnificent
Diamond Ring, also a Lady's Gold Watch.
Guess how many Beans are in the Gin* Vase in Our Window,
nnd win a Gold Watch. A Guess with every Dollnr spent with us.
Also a chance on tho Diamond Ring.
Ladios' Manicure _ets,(Pearl and Ebony); Ladles' and Cents' Toi-'
lot Sots, Brushes und Mirrors in Silver and Ebony. A Beautiful
assortment of Bracelets, tho Now Expansion; Nethorsolo and Woven Bracclots, Brooches in 14k.   Solid Gold,    Watches, Rings,   Etc.
O«KK««flo\SS0Kb»Cr^^ ' '■ • «saQ
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If you want the full worth of your      '
money either in Grocerieso r Dry Goods      j,
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Dp. $.& «
All Work auaruteol.
Biggest Ever
Oar Christmas Stook
this year is a record
in every respect.
We are juat now busy
unpacking; but will
be ready in a day or
two. Take a look in.
It is a hurd thing to say and it
hurts us to say it, but the Chronicle foil badly from whatever small
savings of grace it ever possessed ia
its issue uf, Wednesday. Whereat let
us hasten to say wo are us deeply
grieved as we uro mightily surprised. The Standard in its Saturday
issue rather hinted thut the Chronicle had beon imagining vain things,
and now, we must add, it is raging
most furiously. The genial and jaunty editor even tells J ts readers thut
the "Standard, though young in
years, 's lamentably hardened in
sin." Why this old chestnut should
havo been hurled ut our humbled
heads only the Lord and Carloy
IVrhups the reason is, as Carley
says, thut "the tree .is no more surely known by its iruit und tho fruit
by its tree." Much of what the
Standard had to 'sny the Chronicle
informs its rentiers, was a question"
of conjecture. Conjecture is too mild
term to apply to this cryptic utterance. The only thing suro about
it is that there is something in it
meant for the wicked Standard,
And then for nn organ which hus
accused tho Standard of thu dark-
ost inequity, how freshly and delightfully the 'Chronicle toys with tho
truth. "It would be expecting too
much from the Ladysmith Standard
to hope that it would endorse tho
stand takon by the Chronicle with
regard to stroot corner loitering."
This is whnt tho Chronicle says, and
again: "The Standard's defense of
the street corner loafer is weak."
Certainly there is nothing weak about tho Chronicle's capacity for hard
swearing, or false swearing, whichever you choose, and. though we did
not expoct too much of our contemporary, wo certainly did expect it
to show some little.halting respect
for the truth.
Of courso, the Chronicle wns handicapped Inst week. Hnlf its light
supply was cut ofl' and this may conceivably have prevented it from rending whnt the Standard did sny, or
from seeing whnt it wns saying itself. TIardor.od as the Standard is,
it likes to be charitable. Still, for
Its own sake, tho Standard must
put itself right with its readers.
Tho Standard would like to join
its protest to that of the Chronicle"
That is what we wrote a week ago,
nnd h- some peculiar process known
only to the Chronicle, it becomes a
weak defence of the street cornor
loafer." To othors and particularly
to us, hnrdened ns we nre in sin, it
looks ns if tlio Chronicle is nn "un-
truthor," n speaker of vain und baseless and imaginary things.
Tho fact is that flic stand which
tho Chronicle prates so proudly of
talcing up wns ndpptjd liy the Standard long ago. mid that without
such adventitious aid as the manufacture of n young nnd lovely maiden, or (lir* libelling of country peoplo. This habit of loitering and
swearing ou the streets i.s uu intolerable nuisance; Ilut there is no
sense of blaming it on to a cluss of
people which is not to bo found
the town. Indeed, our hnrdehed in-
oquity enables us to state that it
was a piece of clotted nonsense over
to do so.
Of course this has nothing to do
with hayseeds. There's something
very peculiar nbout hayseeds when
printed by the Chronicle lh.it makes
them very bad to .grasp. That wt
failed to get hold of il. is held against us as a. fault, ami n sin. Hut
roally it is as bnd as that genernl
feeling in the town for higlior taxation which tho Chronicle discovered
tho other duy, and it should not he
counted too much against us if we
just, failed to get next. What is
worrying us more thnn thut is why
the Chronicle should have- said such
cutting, cruel things about us more-
ly for joining our protest to theirs.
Wo saw nothing criminal in it and
if it was sinful, thon we* sinned in
the peerless company of tho Chronicle.
Will bo Hold in Standard Ollico Tomorrow Afternoon at
1 O'clock.
The schedule meeting of the Vancouvor Island Football League, will
be held in tho 'Standard oilk-e ou
Sunduy afternoon ut 1 o'clock. Thero
wlll bo one or two matters of importance to discuss in addition to
the 'arrangement of tho season's fixtures. The senior teams in the competition will be Victoria. Unitod, Esquimalt, Lndysmith, and Nanaimo.
probably thero will be moro teams
in the Second Division, li is to be
hoped thero will be, anyway; for the
Second Division will 'io tbe nursing'
ground of Island football.
Apart from the fixing of the schedule thero Is the question of tho definition of u senior player which has
been raised by the Victoria West
Club. At the first meoting of tho
Island League it was decided that
any player who had played two
games in any senior loaguo could
not compote in tlie Second Ijfylslon
of tho Island League. ' Poss'to* this
decision is u littio toi. stringerWniid
there is no reason w iy tho restriction should not ho e.."lusively confined to the Islund Lujgue.
Anothor point that needs to bo
settled is. the registration of players.
The anomalous circumstances attending the final gamo In lost year's
cfflinpetition was entirely tho result
of tho action of Island' League ofllcials. Teams on tho island and on
the Mainland compete for the championship of B.C. On the Island tho
League form is followed, whilo the
Mainland has adopted the Cup system. It is, however, one and tho
same competition and yet Island
teams     were    importing    Mainland
players who l„, vmly pi,IVcd   in
the opening rounds of the compoti-
tiun for the B.C. tVp. Take the
final game when Namvimo mot tho
Thistles with n team largely composed of ox-Thistles.
The two associations could easily
como to some agreement whereby
the poaching of players could bo prevented. A strict system of registration and a ronstitutioniil method of
transfer are all tlmt Is necessary.
Of courso a player is only signed on
for the senson, nud there is tho close
senson during which clubs can
strengthen up tholr weak places.
Something may possibly bo dono in
the mattor on Sunday.
Strong Combined Team Coming and
Locals Will Have tu Uo to Win.    j
There is every reason to believe
that the exhibition game on Sunday will bo well -worth seeing. D. Mo-
Callum writes to say thut ho expects to have a strong team over.
He has the pick of a good bunch of
players, from both Westminster and
Westhum islund. Tho greater number will be Islanders, of course, but
some important positions will bo
filled by Westminster sturs. j
Thoro is no doubt at ull tlmt tho
home players will be put upon their
mettle They hnve three defeats
to wipe out, and they cunnot i
start too early. True, Sunday's
game is only a friendly one; but
thoy are going in to win just to
give thoir supporters un earnest idea
of whnt they nre going to do for
tho rest of the season. The combined team will he picked from the following sixteen players: Palmer, J.
A. and C. Trim, llnslctt, Coorgeson,
Savage, Lindon, MoOallum, Crawford, Bruce, Lock, Showcross, Sawyers, Guichon nml Cosulich.
The kick-oil' is limed for 2:30
sharp nnd 25 cunts.,admission to tho
field will be charged. The visitors
had to be given n heavy guarantee,
nnd tho committoo feel confident thnt
the experiment will bo n financial
PITTABUBG, Nov. 28.—Tho mine that State Mine Inspector Loutit
of tho Pittsburg-Buffalo Coal Com- ^d Millo Foreman Kennedy had jusfc
puny tit Huriannn, near hore is
fire. An explosion occurred about
11.30    a.m. today.     Beb eon     two
completed  a   two-days'   examination
of tbe mine and it waa found to be
in perfect condition.
At the presont time he said it was
i'honn 7-C.
Now is the time to lay in your
stock of winter fuel. Order
your wood right away..___»
H. Thornley
Lunch Counter
I Pickled Pigs' Feet
Clam Chowder
Mulligan Stew
On Tap lor Fay Day and after
Pay Day
W.t. MOORE. Proprietor
Limn, Peru, Nov. 27.— Work *
in Cullao bay is parnlizod as a *
result of a heavy storm which *
broko ovor that port yestorday. #
Enormous waves, tho height of *
which hnd not been soon for HO *
years, swept ovcr tho wharves *
and. created a panic nmong tho *
inhabitants of the town. *
VANCOUVER,    Nov. 27.—"llritlsh
Columbia courts havo a right to
grant decrees of divorce. The Privy
Council has suid so. Ilut have tho
dii'drced a   right to remarry?"
This question was discussed ln the
court corridor today following an
observation by Mr, Justice Clomcnt
in grunting tlio final decree in an undefended case.
"In grunting this ordor I do not
wish to I o understood as saying
that either party hus a right to remarry," said .Mr. .Instico Clement.
"That Is just what my client wishes to do," returned Mr. McLellgn,
counsel for tho successful petitioner.
Mr. Justice Clement, who it will
bo recalled raisod tlio question of tho
jurisdiction of the provincial courts
in tho mattor of divorce, was in this
merely giving his own viow and not
a judicial opinion. It wijl havo no
weight with Emma Gorge, tlio successful petitioner, who lias reluctantly waited these six long months af.
ter obtaining hor decree nisi, today
mode absolute, to tio her second connubial knot with a native Romeo of
Rivers' Inlet.
Emma Is a Christian Indian. Sho
was married in a Christian way to
Paul Oeorgo, a red man of that
district. Tho fact that Paul didn't
provo to bo a Christian Slwash, as
ho had lod her to believe ho was,
hos not lessened hor hope fnr perfect
bliss In a second matrimonial venture Eiuma Is tho first native Indian to obtain a divorce In British
W.E. Morrison's Old Scrapper Swept
Ovor tho Falls and Escapes
Without a Scratch
•   •
Mr. W. E. Morrison's Togo had tho
timo and experience of his life on
Thursday afternoon. Ho is u canine mireclo this same Togo which
everybody iu town knows as tho
principal in scores and hundreds of
dog scraps. Bat nono of ins Humorous fights and scraps ovor uppr uxii-
ed Togo's adventure of Thursday.
Ho must havo a-special providence
reserved to himself, and if Togo
could only express himself in tho language of humans, what a tale he
could unfold.
His master, accompanied by two
friends, went for a walk' up to the
falls on Thursday afternoon. Togo
also went, and tho miraclo is that ho
oome buck again. There wus a big
force of water running and tho noise
and boom und spray was not | .easing to Togo. Neither did ho caro
to trot along the pipe line and he
got down to bed rock. He wns sidling along the edge of the stream
just below the clnni when in ho Hopped. Togo is a good swimmer and
clearly thought he luul nothing to
do but strike out for shore.
Instead, Togo wns struck out—out
into mid stream where he was just
picked up by the current and rnced
nnd tossed round until finally he
was whirled over the lip of tho falls.
A sheer drop of HO or 60 feot in all
that thundering cataract of wator.
Such wns Togo's fato and his mas-
tor thought only of his epitaph
Still, nil three ran along tho pipeline and down the bank nnd thore
wns Togo butting against the cur
rent and trying to mako the falls
upwards. They got him out and ho
wns nothing the worse for his ride
over the falls, nnd yesterday he was
bragging to his friends that bo dare
do it again.
florlln, Nov. 27.—A bullotin
issuod by tho physicians from
tho now palace nt Potsdam this
afternoon announces nn improve *
ment lu tho condition bf Emr
peror William who Is suffering
from a cold. His Majesty
wns able to pass several hours
out of hod this morning.
und threo hundred minors are said lo impossible to state whether the ex-
bo in tho mine. plosion was caused by gas or by
Tho scene of tho accident is at Ma-'jiowder. Mr. Jonos stated that al-
rianna, which was built a tow: most the entire force of men were
immths ago by tho company. It is in the mine at the time of the ox-
considered tho most model mining plosion, but ho did not know tho
town in the world. A dense cloud full extent of the catastrophe. Ho
of smoke is coming from tho two said ono hundred men were in tho
shafts of the mine.     John H. Jones, mines.
president of the company, at 11.10, The officers of tho company have
o'clock this morning, stated that ho. despatched from Monongahela on a
had received a report from tho Ma- special train a rescuing party equlp-
rianna mine to the effect that an ox-|ped with nil the latest apparatus to
plosion    had    occurred.      He stated tlie scene of the disaster.
Election Night on A
'I'he deepest sympathy will be felt
with Mr. Jas. Kerr in the loss of his
■wife under such peculiarly sud circumstances. Mrs. Kerr wus removed
to tho hospital about two weeks
ago, and wus getting along ull right.
On Sunduy, however, she caught a
chill which rapidly developed serious
and dangerous complications, Tho
crisis enmo on Wednesday night, und
in spite of ull the doctors could do,
she passod uwuy. Her death wus
more than snd. and Mr. Kerr is tho
subject of genernl sympathy In his
terriblo bcrenvemont.
Manila, Nov. 27.—Tho weather bureau reports that another typhoon Is forming somo-
whero between Carolina Islands
and tho Philippine group, tho
general direction iu which lt
is moving boing to tho north
and oast. It is ox|ioctod that
tho storm will pass to tho *
southward of Manila somo timo *
during tho night. *
Public Notice.
Notice is hereby given that all Churches, Lodges,
Schools and Public gatheiings will be permitted on
and after 21st November next upon all parties
wishing to attend the same producing a certificate
of successful vaccination.
D. Nicholson, Chairman
A. C, Frost, M.D., Health Officer
Ladysmith, B.C., November 17th, 1908.
In further reference to young Har-
wood, whoso disappearance ut Union
was uotod in theso columns n few
days ago, tho Cumberland News
Word bus been received that Willie Ilarwood 19* lost in the woods
near Tronl rlvor, a sennch party has
'been organized and started out in
search ol him. Ills absence hns
causod much anxiety, as ho hns not
boon soon since Inst Saturday about
two o'clock.
"Ono of the search party arrived In
town this afternoon and roported the
finding! of young Harwood's boat,
hat nnd gun on the bench, a short
dlstanco Irom his home. Grappling
irons have bocn takon down to drag
for tho body, Mrs. Harwood's mother saw tho boat floating out to
soa, tho afternoon he wns missing,
but thought that ill hnd -brokon
looso, ns thero was qulto a heavy
noa on at \ho time. Tho report that
he wns lost In the woods could not
have bcon a correct ono, ns tho present Indications nro that ho hos beon
Jubilant enthusiasm and intense
interest, curiosity and gratification,
excitement and cheering, mingling
with' jolly crowxls and going home
comfortably tired and comiortably
dru—, well, going homo happy, anyway; this is what election night
menus to tho general public. Nerve-
rucking, rapid, accurate ,labo.'. twenty-four-hour stretches of grilling
hard work, buzzing telephones, impudent messenger boys, cross and sloe*
l>y eioction judges, frantic yells of
"Copy" from tho back office, indignant shouts of aggrieved protests or
bowls of over-powering rage from tho
city editor, and not getting homo ut
all until the next night; this is what
election night means to tho newspaper man.
Therefore the general publlo has a
passion for elections und enjoys
thoroughly every minute of. them,
while the crowd tbut whacks the
writer, pounds the^pavomont and
wields the blue pencil, hates them
with ua hatred that is i.luiost insane in its fierce intensity.
With the citizen the election slogan
is, "Hurrah for Bill! Wowl Let's
have a drink on tho old party."
With the newspaper man the words
appropriate tho time, are—no, better
not; it would break tho linotype to
set it.
Want Quick Returns
Every so oftor tho general public
wants now officers installed and pro-
eeeds to choose them. For somo queer
irrational reason, this is tbe one and
only thing of interest to that samo
public while it. is going on, and it
must know just whom it did choose.
No murder will satisfy it, and
steamboat wreck or the scandalous
divorce suit of a prominent citizen
fails wholly to check its overpowering thirst for returns from the polls
Moreover, the public is an impatient
cantankerous creature, and must
have the returns, not when they are
counted properly and decently, but
right now, before the count has
more than commenced.
Tho newspaper is tho slave of the
public whim and therefore partial
returns, forecasts, predictions of majorities and suck-like sops must
thrown to the voracious world of
subscribers, and nbovo all. thoso returns must be rushed in, and quick.
From all this it follows that on
election night threo to five times tbo
usual amount of work must he dono
in from one-third to one-fourth tho
usunl timo, which menus going some.
This is the telegraph deck, and this
is only a very smnl! part of it.
Nows of national returns must como
in over the wire and the same i.s
true In pnrt of stato. so that tho
over-worked staff that handles copy
from the outside world hns nt least
the satisfaction of knowing that it's
someono else's system they're depending on. and that if it doesn't work
properly they can't help it.
Tho "System" Must Work.
Ilut no such luck for tho men who
take   cure of city, news   and   of   tho
correspondent's copy from the homo
country and    thoso surrounding   It.
They hnvo    originated    the    system
thut is (or is not) bringing
turns, nnd if it falls down thoy hnvo
to jump under    it  with    ono    hand
whilo they   grab a telephone nnd   a
pencil in tho    other, yell  direct-ions
at. tJjc foreman nnd    at the messenger "ioy out of differoht corners   of
tholr    mouth    and    Inko tho total
count on three precincts out of cigh
ty-eight in the county, nil   nt   ono'
Nlco, restful work.
II all seems   to denote' a   lack   of
system,   but     ns a   mattor of fact
thore Is nothing but system. The paper that     tried    to do    without It
would not get to press -with tho returns until time for tho next   election.   ]
Born Diplomats Needed.
To start with, every   precinct   in
tbe city nnd county must be assigned  to somo one who   can be trusted to stay till tho last vote is counted, get his returns full nnd correct
and In the monnttmo    firo in intelli
gent   bulletins.      And the men nnd
boys delegated to this task must bo
horn    diplomats,    must bo ablo   to
wheedle grouchy judges and got pnr
tinl  returns, coax central  Into   giving thom n busy lino, and must hnvo
leather lungs and    enstiron systems
(hat aro impervious   to fatigue   and
the loss of sloop.      Of course    thoy
hnvon't all tluse qualities,    No   human being has.    Therefore It Is   up
to tho    city    editor,   who hns this
branch of tho work In hand, to Impart    nil   these to tbem, over   tho
'phone as a general thin,'?.
The very nntural question nrlses :
_,oW ho can do It? nnd tbe reply
\« simp'0'    *''" nn °Pcn secret that
no city editors are human   at    all.
No human being could hold tho job.
These returns, sent in by 'phoue by
telegraph, by messenger hoy or carried in Irom the uearoy precincts by
thu men themselves, must be tabulated, addedl copied and put on the
wire as correspondence to outside papers. Thou tliey must be remembered, digested and 'phoned as information to exasperating subscribers who
wunfto know how the election is
going, all in tho space of exactly
threo minutes uud  a bull'.
Plenty of Work, Plus—.
Tho city editor has the whole local
start' us helpers, of course, but there
is about three times enough work
for all of them and then some'. Instructions must be hurried to worried precinct messengers whose election boards are counting by some
freak system or won't give out the
news, missing correspondents must
be found by 'phone, the insatiable
fiends in the back office must be supplied with copy and above all tho
general public must bo satisfied.
A man who has lived through an
election on a metropolitan daily hus
had experience in executive work
tbat is worth soveral hundred dollars. Also, hc has accumulated a
profound contempt for human nature
a grouch ou his kind and a rage against tho world iu general that is
apt to leave him a pessimist for
Imd yet thoy wonder why a newspaper man doesn't look cheerful when
he is bailed on the streot by some
friend after it is all over and asked
how the election suited him.
"Suppose you had to work pretty
hard, didn't you'?" suys tbo friond.
" tin *** (!!!) , ," suys the
newspaper man and passes on.
B__f_t i
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27.—Considerable alarm is felt at the war department over the fact that the
army transport Dix, en route from
Seattle to Manila, with a cargo of
200 horses and 250 mules, is six
days overdue. It is feared the Dix
was caught in the same typhoon
which disabled tho hospital ship
be | Belief near the Philippines. The Dix
is the largest ol the United States
army transports.
WILBUETON, Okla., Nov. 27.—Deputy morshalls surrounded a cabin
near this town last night and captured Col. Doavola and John Castro, charged with conspiracy to over
throw the government of Mexico.
The seat of their operations ls said
to be iu Sonora. Castro is the editor of a Mexican revolutionary palter published in McAllister, and De-
vola was a boardor in his cabin
with him noar tho Busby mines. De-
vola received numerous money ordors
from points along the Mexican border, in Arizona, New Mexico and
Toxas. They amounted to from 50
conts to 510. Both men aro under
indictment in tho United States
Stnlos court nt San Antonio. Aftor
their capture lust night they were
takon on tho train to that place.
Berlin, Nov. 27.—The foreign •
ofiico today received advices •
from Port Au Prince, Hayti, *
in ii,e elect Hint tho situation "
thero showed considerable im- *
provemont. Several German *
merchants have requested the *
government to furnish thom pro •
taction, but up to tho presont '
this official demand for a Ger- '
man warship hos not beon mado '
and no command to that ond '
will bo given unless a requost '
Is received from the German '
reprosentuttve. As French nnd ■
American warships will soon bo '
nt Hayti, tho foreign ofllco does '
not think a German vessel will
ho required.
Sundny School Teachor— Whnt lej»-
son do wo lenrn from the busy bee?
Tommy Tuffntrt—Not to got stung. CONSULT ME
II You Require Any
Or If You Requirs Any
Vi   It You Want to Buy a HOUSE,
or Sell Ons;   or If You   Want
Notary Piblio,
Ladysmith   Standard
rubiished on Wednesdays anu ■
days Afternoons by the
Robt. R. Hindmarch,
Ous Year fl.oO
Six MunthS        76
Advertising Kates on Application.
are entirely and Incradkably opposed to such a system, and nothing
that the hero of Kandahar has previously said has ever touched the
people. He has succeeded a little
better this time; but the means a-
dopted, to a large extent discredit
the object in viow. It Is, for example, more than passing strange that
the existence of such a real peril to
England's security should only have
been discovered at this late hour   of
5 >**WfnW~**-^ «v«moJWW»J««j
po^ii)g Qim>*im,
Frank Gotch, the Iowa wrestler,
who caused Hackenschmidt to quit,
after two hours of severe wrestling
last spring in Chicago, Is receiving a
tho day. Stranger still it is that cordiul reception in London. Eng-
tho discovery of it, so soon as made,   ieM.     After fulfilling his contract,
We are drawing near to the date
Ior tho Burns-JoluiBon bout, which
is set for Australia next month and
inside of a fow days, gossip ubuut
the heavyweights will hold tho attention of sport lovers. In spite ofthe nctive pragromme scheduled for
several lightweights, the heavier men
will bo thoso who will got tho most
attention, writes Maluchy Hogan,
the woll known sporting authority.
There is something about a heavyweight contest that attracts   atten-
he has gone so far as to offer ono tion as tho lighter    ones never   do.
erts   motto, but it will hardly    add  thousand dollars to charity if   any-1 This is undoubtedly becauso the av-
to the strength of the caso he made   one    will     verify     the    statements erage person realises that the heavy-
brought against him. I weight "champ" is tho man who ro-
1   In a lengthy interviow with Sport-1 presents tho last    word in boxing—
ing Lifo, Gotch says that every word tho man who, in deed and fact,   Ib
_w,_____—_                                        Hack's" version of tho contest, really the     champion    of tho world
absolute necessity of universal mili-' was false.    Regarding tho referee the [ with tho glovos.    Ho is tho man who
Gotch declares he will turn his attention to wrestling,, and will meet
"Hack" next March. Moanwhile,
John Lemiu, the young Swiss who
won    the    recent    catch-os-catch-can
Strangest of all is \omaey_ hf hf° the flr8t to   cha'-
" lenge the American.
Gotchis one desire since arrival in
•England, in view of the accusations
should have been published to the
world at a time when the feelings
existing between tho two countries
concerned wore, to say the least,
badly strained
it that this should have been done
by Britain's premier Field Marshall.
Desperate diseases require desperate  »' unfairness brought against    him,
.. ,  .        .        t     i t> i    has been to vindicato his name, and
remedies must have been Lord Rob- k„ _„„ „_ ... __ a.   -.,._    ...
out for compulsory military service.
And the solo motive of the speech was
to forward this case, to establish the of
tween Gotch nnd Lomm in April.
A speech made in   the House    of
Lords    the other day toy Lord Roberts has caused no little sensation.
The particular time and peculiar circumstances chosen for the delivery of
the    ovation     naturally contributed
largely to    the world-wide attention
the speech has received,    lord Koberts in calm and  deliberate temper,
gravely   asserted   the constant   and
imminent danger of England     from
invasion by Germany.     Now     Germany and its unhappy and no longer
inspired Kaiser   had   been having   a
scene all to themselves in the drama
of the world's politics.     -Revelations
as to the great    Wilhclm's meddling
in international policies, and particularly of his hatred of England and
things English, had been made, and
the Kaiser found himself repudiated
by his parliament and forced through
the most humiliating experience     ih
has ever been a  Kaiser's lot to undergo.      Thore was some considerable feeling   aroused in England    by
theso    revelations    and happenings,
and, as is inevitable under these circumstances,     not     a  little extreme
and alarmist talk and writings.     It
was this    particular moment    that
Lord     Roberts   chose to launch his
sensation, and certainly he has reason to be satisfied with the eflect bis
words have produced.
Briefly summed up, the chief points
of his speech were: First, that
England's supremacy upon the seas
did not ensure her against invasion
from Germany. There was always
enough German shipping in the German ports to transport over one
million men to the shores of England. Second, there was no available force In England either to prevent the Germans affecting a landing, or to effectively withstand them,
once they had gained a fooling. To
heighten the danger, there were 80,-
000 Germans ln England, all trained
soldiers, who would undoubtedly rally to their country's flag. Lord Roberts made it abundantly clear that
he considered a German invasion as
easily practicable, and he certainly
did nut mince matters in dealing
(with its real and living dangers to
the peace and security oi the old
As for the naval and military side
of the question, wo cannot, of course,
say very much. As a layman, and
the naval supremacy of England being conceded, it seems to us that
even if tho Germans did manage to
steal across the North Sea and effect a landing in England, they
were only at the beginning of their
difficulties, By the time they had
subdues England and hoisted tho
German flag in London they might
possibly find thnt there was no longer a Germany, Howover, there are
other (points in thespcech which have
o. greater interest for us than this
one, which rightly belongs to the
military expert. First of all it may
be said that Lord Roberts ls a great
opportunist and a bettor tactician
on the floor of tho House than ho Ib
even on the fleld of battle. He selected the exact psychological moment to deliver his warning. Lord
Roberts has for years been advocating compulsory military service. The I
sense  and   sentiment of the country
tary training in England.
This then, is the last word of one
of    Britain's greatest  men in    the
year of our Lord 1908.     The    end
'of Christian civilization is the fren-
,«tui» 2ied building ol Dreadnoughts,     and
the making of every man a  soldier.
After 200 years of preaching and the
practice of Christ's gospel of peace
and the    Brotherhood of man,    nations    Inhabited by Christian people
and administered by Christian   gentlemen, can only live in peace   and
security, and independence by going
armed to the teeth.     Almost a re-'
volution of    hunger in old England,
and enough    is spent on arms    and
armaments to feed the world!   It is
a  certain fact that if the men  who
caused the wars had to fight   themselves there would no longer be   the
necessity for such huge naval     and
military estimates in Christian countries.     It is equally true that    the
universal growth of democracy   and
democratic ideals will make war less
and less-   possible.     The movement
towards disarmament    and universal
peace is not coming Irom the meeting of august jobbers at tho Hague,
but   from   the   small  gatherings   of
men in dingy lodge rooms and union
halls the world over.     So soon    as
tho people make up their minds    to
prohibit    ihe   building of warships,
just so soon     will these intolerable
and anomalous burdens upon tho revenue of Christian countries be   removed.       The best interests of
country and    the prosperity of    its
People lie    ln the preservation     of
peace.     This    fact has been established again and again, and is being
realized more and more 1 y the     laborers of all countries.     Old racial
prejudices are dying out with     the
spread of education, and tho pcoploj
of Europe are getting to know,   and
understand    each othor better.      It
may qe that Lord Roberts has sounded a  true note of alarm; but lt    is
far more likely that tho majority of
the German peoplo have no desire to
Invade England, no moro than    the
majority   of Englishmen would    demand an attack on Germany.     It is
the duty of     the   nation's advisers
and administrators to take note    of
these facts and govern their actions
accordingly.     Theoretically at least,
we are aU for peace, and its coming
is certainly not going to be hastened by compulsory military service In
champion said that tho official was,presumably, can whip anybody of
not of his selection. He absolutely; any weight and cluss in tho squared
denied that ho was greased and   re-j circle.
garding tho accusation of gouging' In the present case it is Jack
and using profane language he laugh-1 Johnson who challenges Burns' right
ed and said that overy bit of it wasj to tho titlo. For tho firBt time in
absolutely false. i the history of the American ring   a
"It is all too absurd," he said.. \ colored boxer will have a chanco at
"Hack's abilities are exaggerated, the heavyweight title of the world.
He is not a terror nor a wonder. I- Peter Jackson was alwayB a claim-
am ready to wrestle him or anybody; ant for tho right to fight Sullivan,
catch-ns-catch-can. If I am tho \ who was admittedly the title-holder
champion     I    want to be the   real; of tho day.   But Sullivan always ro-
whlch it had been previously agreed
to "fake," with Jack O'Brien as the
Facts styroundlng his present position hnve mado Burns unpopulur.
His championship crown is regarded
by many as decidodly tarnished.
When it leaked out that be paid the
way of 111' Squires from London to
Australia, to secure a match beforo
an Australian crowd, doubts wore
cast upon the honesty qf the go, although no proof was offered thut it
was fixed. Certain it is that there
■was no lack of forco behind tho
blows which sent -Squires out. Spectators of the bout havo told me
thnt Squires hit tho floor on occasions with a thump that shook tho
ring and in a fashion to mako tho
crowd seriously wonder If he • was
not badly hurt.
If Burns can win a clean and honestly fought battlo from Johnson ho
will remove much of tho taint wh ch
now hangs over his titlo. If Johnson wins on tho other hand, an immense fortune certainly awaits him.
Johnson is f>till young and aggressive. He has a long career ■ boforo
him in the ring. If ho is the first
of his color to hold international
honors ho can make a tremendous
hit abroad.
champion, and I will take my ha*
off to a better. I am human, and
have a right to have wrong impressions 'of mo removed. I havo never
refused a man a match. I bear no
man nny ill-will. I have mado
great study of wrestling, attack and
"I am in England unsolicited, and
have no very great inducements. In
wrestling Hackenschmidt I soon
found out his plan of campaign.
When he pulled mo forward, I went
with him- and did not retreat as
most men do. Then with undor nnd
back holds I slashed him to tho
ground. His favorite head hold Ij
trifled with, put my head against his
chest, and got close with head down
ward like a boxer. Then I said.
•Come along and finish it," where*
upon ho got back."
Challenge Accepted,
Ai   committee    of newspaper  men,
fused to moot a colored boxer.
Jeffries, it is true, mot both Peter
Jackson and Bob Armstrong. But
it was bofore he bocunie champion.
So Johnson, in his way, will .have
the distinction of boing tho firet colored boxer ever to have a try at
the American, which means the
world's titlo. It is true that more
than a century ago Molyneaux was
sont over from a Virginian plantation to try for British honors. But
thoso were in tho bare-knuckle days
and before there wins such a thing
as an American ring or title.
Johnson hns the chance of his lifetime here. On nccount of some of
Burns* performances t have heard
doubts cost on thc genuineness of
this match. But when wo consider
the fortune nt stake. I believe that
I lt must be held on tho tevcl.
Burns will hnve to bo conceded thc
championship nt present, in view   of
TOKIO, Nov. 25,-Th* recent published interview with Emperor William is the most absorbing topic of
tht day hero. Official* as well ea
the newspaper! believe that ths Emperor haa been correctly quoted but
the newspapers ridicule hls statements. One paper publishes a picture of tbe Gannon Emperor having
his tongue amputated, and editorially discredits tho statements attributed to htm that he and President
Roosevelt were In accord.
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Best Liquors and Cigars.
Alfred Taylor, was yesterday committed for trial at Victoria on the
charge of having killed' his Infant
child some ten years age. The main
features of the painful story
published In the Free Ilnoss lest than
two weeks "ago when the' matter was
first ventilated in the police    court..
The greater   part of yesterday  	
taken up with examination and cross
examination of Mrs, Taylor. She repeated the unpleasant history of her
relations with her husband and ol
the alleged killing by him of their
child, and was afterwards put through a thorough croas examination by
Wm. "  ""   "
known    as tho Wrestling   Board   ofitho fact that     thoro are no    other
Control, which in that capacity,   in-1 competitors.   It is true that he never
tends to eT*:\.nge matches in London,\ met Jeffries, who has stuck   to   his
has ri<»oided that tho flrst match will determination to retire.    It is   also
bo between Hackenschmidt and Zyb- a fact   that    the bout on which hn tell, who lost the decision   at
seo. In   March,     and the socond   bo- gained    his     present title was   one ond of tho 15th round.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Nov. 26.-
Abe Attoll, the fast and undefeated
featherweight champion of tho world
met moro than his match last night
in Freddie Welch, tho English lightwolght champion. Wolch showed himself to bo a clover man. His boxing, his footwork, generalship and
defensive tactics wero superb and
Attoll nover had a chance from tho
beginning. Tho doughty littio champion scorned to lack confidence, his
blows lacked vigor and his generalship was not up to his standard,
While ho fought bravely on the defensive and rallied frequently against
tho lead of his opponent, Attoll was
not ablo to make U sufficient showing at any time to place tho result
of tho fight Ih doubt. Wolch lod
with both hands with unerring precision. Thero wos much in-fighting,
and this alone showed Attell to advantage.
Attell said after the fight that ho
had given away too much weight to
his opponent. He also alleged thot
an injury to his hand received in
training interfered with his work.
Tho betting wns 10 to 8 on   At-
Stanford University, Cal., Nov. 20
—The interest resulting today from
the explanation of the relations of
Japan and tho United States made
by Di;. D. Ebln, the noted Japanese
missionary, in a talk to tho students last night, may cause a second
invitation to be given him to again
address the students.
"When the American peoplo abolished slavery they did their noblest
workj" said Dr. Ebln. "Japan
abolished distinction and has done1,
away with the aristocracy. The
growth of domocracy among our people has been wonderfully rapid. We
are following the United States and
you are advancing above all the other nations of the earthl
''America and Japan, by combine-
While no vessols can be seen in tha
lower bay the fact that there is a
strong fleet of steamers and vessels
there waiting for the fog to lift, is
omphasiied by the continuous blowing of sirenes and ringing of bells.
The ferry boats have been unable
to keep anything like schedule time,
many of thein remaining in their
sips. Numerous minor accidents resulted from the boats striking piers
hass in their efforts to get into their
The tunnels were Jammed to suffocation with tho crush of passongers,
who forsook tho forry bouts wnd
dirty streets. Tho effect of the fog
was almost as demoralizing on the
while    he   was asleep, and cut open
his head with a  spado.
The polico ore taking remarkable
precautions to safeguard Lord Minto
and this is regarded as most significant.
 * '*	
real   ori-
tlon of their forcos, can push on the!; streets as on the water.
of vehicles
ed points, a  great many being fore
word of God.    Wo are willing; you/ij 0f vehicles blocked traffic at congest-
are more able.   You start; we   will n   -
follow. The people of Japan are
following tho -Amorlean and we are
ln this way brothers and sisters.
Japanese seo much in humanity and,
they have learned to love tholr enemies. You have a groat task before you ln Americanizing the whole J
Japanese nation.
jed to stay on the streets all night.
Fair Customer— Ib this
Furniture Dealer—A-or-modern revival and—or—evolution of an ancient court style, madam.
Fair Customer (doubtfully)— What
kind of wood is it?
Dealer (linprossivcly)Wood? Madam, this is the wood that poets havo
raved ovor when alluding to the mu-
i sic of nature; it is the wood that
I first greeted the eyes of the weary
i Columbus as the mighty trees, rich
in verdure, bent beneath the snow; it
s the wood that oven now attracts
invalids to the forests whero it
grows.     It is pine, madam— genuine
Steel       Range
One way produces evenly broiled meat and
evenly toasted bread without taxing the
patience of the housewife. This way is represented by "Sask-alta" Range. The reason:
"Sask-alta" Range has an Automatic Lift Top
(Patented) in addition to regular
Broiler Door; and this team works
for the operator instead of making
her work.
The "Sask-alta" Way
Another way produces
unevenly broiled meat and
unevenly toasted bread
and taxes the patience of
the housewife. This way
is represented by most
Ranges. The reason:
Some Ranges have "only"
a Broiler Door, others have
a contrivance like that
illustrated in top small j
drawing; both of which enjoy the distinction
of tiring the arm that holds the broiler and
tiring the eye that directs the arm.
lendon.Terontc Montreal,WlnrHpetVancouver, SUohn, Hamilton, Calfani
Ladysmith Hardware Co.
Another Way
graft   prosecution fight is today re-' *
inform by the knowledge that   one THANKSGIVING WITH
«»uaand   ofthe   clty'a best women | THE PRESIDENT.
are pledged to ita support.     At    ai "~~~
meeting held yesterday in Calvary I Washington, Nov. 20.-A11 the mem
Church, under tho auspices of fibers of President Roosevelt's family
women's branch of Uw Citizens'Loa-|returnod home today 'or their Inst
gue of Justice, addresses supporting Thanksgiving Day In
I the battlo for civic decency were made W°use'
<by Prof. O. II. Boke, Mrs. W. Chon-
Recent visitors to Fernie state that
that city is ln bad condition of wet
and confusion, although everyth ng
ls going along splendidly, and thore
are more people now in Fernie than!
there waa before the fire. The streets Clay, Walter MneArthur, Mrs. J.     W.
are full of    a confused Jumble    of j Orr, Miss Marlam Micholson, Mra. A
      the   White
At the executive mansion,
as in other departments of the government service tho day was made
as   much of    a  holiday as possible,
WASHINGTON, Ga., Nov. 20,-To-
morrow is tho dote fixed for tho execution of the negro, Ed. Fallln,
whose trial for murder took place
beforo the superior court here several weeks ago. Fallln's crime was
tho murder of Robert Johnson, another negro, of whom he was jealous
becauso of the lattor's attentions to
a negress with whom Fallln wns infatuated. In the early part of June
Fallln slipped up to Johnson's houso
ono night and fired on the negro
while he was sitting on his porch.
Johnson dlod tho next day, Tho perpetrator of the deed was unknown,
but as Fallln could not be found and
ns the enmity existing between the
two men wns woll known, suspicion
wns at once directed to the runaway
negro. Rewnrds were offered for his
capture, nnd after sovoral months of
hiding, Fallln waa found hy two other negroes and turned over to the
authorities, ne was captured only
after a hard fight and after being
wounded in the chase.
bricks and lumber, and stone,    and (Sperry, Mrs. E. I. Baldwin. -Bev. J. T'he socretario8 a-A clerl!s wcro «ivcl
cement.' There are no electric lights Jb, Laavitt and Mrs. T. A. Stark.    ' the dft* ott and the Pre9iUeBti   attcr
tho night illuminations being suppll-J    Tha following resolutions
ed by     kerosene.       Moving pictures,dojited:
an hour or so spent  in ills olllce   n
.__^^^^^^^^^^^_._^   c' Moresby.^^^^^^
T QrllVciWli + U Tho 8t0ry ls *■ nv»^*V one   and
JU&U V OlIJ 1 til       in ,nnny °' iu ""»*■ important    de-
«/ tails quite unprintable.     There   was
but little fresh evidence Introduced,,
although a couple of Vancouver ladies wens cnlled. Provincial Con
stables Carter and Conway tcatlfleit
to arresting of tha accused, and told
how niter t_ey had arrceted htm they
warnod him that anything he aald
would be used against him, Taylor,
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ "Well, I suppose yo_ an going to
I . hong ma now."
JOE. CARTWRIGHT - J^__Sr__r ff*
Lows for the defence. I jtwfflo ta practically at a standstill
•   '  ■   -  - -   J Jin . Bl..„,0 .-..•■■* ___.
shows aro doing a land office business in tents, and everything ls hurry and hustle, work going along the
same m Sundays aa on week days.
During tho lire all the electric light
Poles and wires were deatroyed, but
the sewerage system and the water
system escaped, and are aa good now
as at any time before.
Next spring a number of the business men of the city will proceed
with a project which thay have had
in mind for some time, that la the
erection of a grand hotel, flve stories high, and modern In every particular,
' 1
I ithe early forenoon, shut up shop, as
"Whereas, we, the women of   San 3ie sal1'- and Prel,ttrod to B*>oaa   th6
IjFranclsco, realizing that the- crlmin-'"maindor of the holiday with     his
ul corruption     which has p.ravailed, ^"^y-     This afternoon the Presid-
i*nd still' prevails in this city,    is aT61lt tott tho WWt0 HouM lonK    on-
menace    to the moral peace 0t    our oU8* to aM<Jnd tto llxyiaf> ol tho cor"
■homes pnd tho future of our cliildren,' »°r sto*°   for   th8 NoSro Y.M.C.A.
HAMILTON, Nov. 26.-Alderman
Rales, of Toronto, in a speech at a
temperance meeting here, gave Toronto a "good" black eye. He aaid
hundreds of women in Toronto would
not think of going to holiday resorts ln the summer without taking
flasks of Honor far their "comfort."
Di also accused Toronto people of
being whitod sepulchres In their attitude towards social nils.
        a ■
NEW YOHK, Nov. 25,-WlthhekI
(rom entering or leaving this port
by a steaming blanket of blinding
fog, a score or more of ocean liners
aro anchored In the lower bay and
outelde of Sandy Hook. The fog Is
one of ths heaviest on record. River
therefore, bo it,
"Resolved, Thnt wo pledge cwr earnest support to the^graft pros eeutlon
in its battle for Justice, public hon-
■or and tho moral peace of our horn-
"Surely you picked up somothlng
in the way of an art treasure whilo
you wero abroad," said tho collector.
"I don't know," said Air. Cumrox,
"when my new son-in-law is all
dressed up you might call him a
work of ait. But I don't believe
he Is any treasure."
CALCUTTA, Nov. 25.—The situation ln India has not shown such a
menace of serious uprising as it' doos
today, in many years past. Attockis'
and attempts on the Uvea of Eng-
llishmen, officials and civilians, aro
•of almost dally occurrence. Lord
Minto, the viceroy of India,; returned here today from the north, cut-
ling short his excursion in the coun-1
try for the purpose of consHderlng,
measures to copo wtlth the (native
disaflectlon, -which the anthlorlitles (gt__.
fhave been forced to recognize is a-l-i
wrmingly on the increase. |
Last night the Bengal made an unsuccessful    attempt   to   kill Pubtlic
fThisecutor Hume with a  mob In a
nallroad   carriage    near    Agurplura.
Iliero wore threo other Europeans ln
building    that is te be erected    on
Twelfth street.
Village Schoolmistress—As for you I
Willy Tompkins, yours    is a  double
offense. Why didn't you give up your
apples when the othor boys did?
Willy— Pleaae, 'm, I thought you|
only wanted enough to make a piel
'  ■       ♦<
Washington, Nov. 26,—Samuel B.
Donnelly of Brooklyn, formor president' of the International Typographical Union, was appointed public
printer by Presldont Roosevelt today to suce'eed John S. Loach, and
the letter's request to be roturnod
to his former position as public
printer for the Philippines was grnn-
PEKIN, Nov. 27.—Tho Govornmont
has decided on Dec. 2nd for the
coremonlos attending Pu Yis' ascension to the throne, when the officials
of Pekin and all the members of the
Imperial clun will acknowledge fealty to the infunt Emperor of China,
It has been understood that this
ceremony was to be performed in expiration of tho era of the late Kuang
Ilsunn on Now Years' day. The apparent urgency of the government ls
ascribed to relievo the anxiety of the
ofllciul class. ,
A reward of 2,000 taols has been
offered for the apprehension of the
loader of tho recent revolutionary
outbreak at Nanking,
SAVANAH, Nov. 20.—The grand
prize race was started at 0.45 a.m.
today in a dense log. The race
wus postponed from 0 o'clock, tho
hour originally set, but as tho fog
did not show any signs of lifting, lt
was decided 45 minutes later to
make a start regardless of the dangerous atmospheric conditions. Tho
twenty cars in the raco were sent a-
wuy at one-minute intervals.
It was exactly 0.45 o'clock when
the blue Clement No. 1 sprang a-
way Irom tho tape. With the release of his foot pressure on the
groaning! clutch Victor Kegeli, in
his 120-horse-powor cur disappeared
into the enveloping mist like the
proverbial streak of blue. At one-
minute intervals the snapping, snarl-
Inb cars ol different nations were
sent pitching into the grey murk to
flnd their way as best they could a-
bout the dangerous course, made
doubly hazardous by the unfavorable
atmosphere. Thero wna a rousing
cheer for each driver as he sped a-
Dol'almn held hls lead through the
second lap which he negotiated ln
21.30, tiie fastest time up to thts
time. His average speed for tho lap
was seventy mllea an hour. Wagner
still held second place, Ilnnri.it was
third and Sziz fourth. On the next
fa|i, howevor, Del'alma had some
trouble and lost tho lead of the race
to Hanriot, with Sziz second. Be
soon reported on the road again and
began to drive hard after the leaders. The American Acme Car No.7,
broke a apiing during thla lap and
was out of the race. No one was
The flrst accident reported was to
Chalntar's car No. 18, whloh ran Into a tree,    No one reported hurt.
Sa»annah, .Ga., Nov, 20.—Kid Sul-
Hvan and .Bert Kcyes met last night
for    a,  20-round    fight before     the
Southern   Athletic   Club.    In    the'
* i
* BERLIN,  Nov.  20 According •
* to a bulletin issued    this after- t
* noon, from the   new Palace  at •
* Potsdam, tho   cold of which the *
* Emporor    is suffering, continues •
* to take Its normal course, •-
  18th Reyes scored two knock-downs,
the carriage at tho samo time, none the second putting Sullivan out. Sul-
iwere injured. illvaa    fought    gamely after having
Loat Sunday night District Super- been knocked down several times,
intendont of Pollco Cl'ough wos |mur-    From the 11th to the 18th several
■dered by a  native nt I^aHpur.   TVe rounds were clearly his.     Both men
native approached the superintendent showed clerenMsi . !|, |_j L,ii _| I
4... —       .. fc.. , —A i   0.1     .1-
Parsons, Ko»„ Nov. 27.—Engineer
F. E. Melville and Fireman F. F.
Wolff were klllod by an explosion on
a Missouri, Kansas and Texas freight
engine near Idonbro, XCas., six miles
south of here, today, 0. E, Roo,
brakeman, was fatally hurt,.
Steel Is Iron free from dirt, air
or foreign substance fused with
carbon. .Carbon gives toughness
stength, keeness and life.    « a
Thirty year's study of the raior
situation has shown a way to,
odd the highest per cent of|
cirkon to a Carbo Magnetic
razor blade throug a secret
INO giving It a uniform diamond like hardness-something absolutely Impossible
with flre tempered' razors, i
and they are Hamburg ground.'
home-or have your barber use
It on vou-for thirty days WITHOUT OBLIGATION TO
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egraph News ofthe
World in General,
Lprijs Decide to (Reject Measure When
It Reaches Them.
London, Nov. 25.—By a large majority, a meeting ol two hundred
members of the House of Lords decided in favor of rejecting the licensing bill summarily when it ls
sent up to their houae.
As the Unionists are in a strong
majority In the Upper House, there
will be no difficulty ln throwing out
any radical legislation distasteful to
Washington, Nov. 25.— S, Payne,
chairman of the house ways and
means commltteo today, received a
reply to the invitation extended to
Andrew Carnegie to appear before
Uie commission at the hearing on
the metal schedules. Mr. Carnegie
than'ed Mr.'Payne for his invitation, but asks to be excused from
appearing before the commission say
ing thnt he has served his full term
in Washington upon the tariff reforms.
Blenheim, Ont., Nov. 25.—Mrs. Wm
Bell fell Into on open well today,
while drawing water and was drowned In eighteen inches ol water.
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VALLETA, Island of Malta, Nov.
25.—Nearly two hundred persons,
passengers and crew, of the Eller-
mun Line steamer Sardinia, are believed to have perished today when
the steamer was destroyed by firo,
just alter she sailed for Alexandria,
The Sardinia was scarcely a mile
oil Grand Harbor when the lirst sign
PORT, AU PRINCE, Hayti, Nov.
•25.—Tho report that Oon. Leconto,
the Haytien minister of the interior,
had beon killed at Jeromie was con-
iirniod today. Upon arriving at
Joreniio at Uio head of a govern-,
ment detachment, sent out ugninst
tho revolutionists, ho found the government gunboat Croyunt ashore. He
at once accused tho cominundor, Cajj-
tiiin Ostoma, of treason, and refusing to listen to any, explanations, lie
forthwith had him/executed.
After this lien. Leconto lauded at
-lereiuio for tho purpose of recruiting men in tho town to light against
the rebels under Gen. Semen, tho
leader of the movement against President Nord Alexis.     Some of     the
of flre appeared, but with a  strong il:8°l)l8 of Joreniio protested against
Home, Nov. 25.—Tile anti-
Austrian demonstrations that
began yesterday because of antl-
italian riots taking place recently in Vienna, were continued
this morning ln several of the
principal towns of Italy. In
each case troops were called out
to disperse the demonstrators,
nnd order was promptly restored.
Berlin, Nov. 25.-A bulletin
issued nt 12.30 o'clock this afternoon from the new palace
at Potsdam, states that the
Emperor will remain In bed today because of a cold with
which ho is suffering. He wns
indisposed yesterday.
wind to fan the flames, tho whole j
ship aoon was ablaze and the passengers and crew had scarcely a
chance for their lives. There was a
wild panio on board as the rapidly
spreading flames drove the passengers to the rails, and many not wait
Ing for the boats to be lowered,
plunged into the sea. Scores are
believed to have been drowned.
Others, trapped by the flre, were
literally roasted to death. There
were many craft in the harbor at _le
time ot the disaster and a number
of tugs and other swift small vessels rushed to the assistance of the
imperilled steamer. The high sea
and gale which prevailed at the
time made it impossible for them
even to approach the Sardinia, and
they could do little ln the way of
The Sardinia left Liverpool Nov,
14, with a cargo of general merchandise for Mediterranean ports,
her erew numbered 44 and twenty
first-class and six second-class passengers embarked at Liverpool. Most
of her other passengers undoubtedly
were Levantines, Maltese and Egypt-
Many of thess people cross on
the steamers of thla line from Malta
to Alexandria. It Is their custom
to pitch their tents on deck for shelter during tbe four days' trip. The
decks were crowded and this condition undoubtedly made the orderly
charing of tha ship most difficult.
Up to three o'clock this afternoon
fifty bodies had besn brought ashore
from the Sardinia. Many of these
persons evidently had come to their
end from drowning though some had
besn burned to death. The loss of
life on board the Sardinia will be
about 128 peraoaa. The dead Include IOO Arabs, flve European passengers and eighteen members of the
craw. Seventy persons have been
The flames apparently originated in
the forehold. The Quantity of nap-
tha stored here so fed tha conflagration that it was Impossible to save
the vessel. From the beginning the
captain and crew stuck nobly to
their posts. They served out tile
belts and did everything to help the
panic-stricken passengers, most of
whom were Arabs.    Rescuing parties
wrecked steamer, greatly aiding ir.
the rescue. All thosy saved wei'tf
taken on board the Georglc nnd
brought to this city.
An ammonia tank in tho engine
room of the Finance exploded when
tho collision occurred and the fumes
drove most of the engineers to tho
lock. Miss Irene Campbell was seen
cllmiblng the after railing as the vessel was sinking. The wireless operator tried lo induce her to board
one of lho bouts, but sho was still
Clinging lo the railing -when the Finance went down.
this course, and Minister Leconte selected two of the most prominent citizens and had them executed. Theso
outrages so aroused tho peoplo that
thoy armed themselves hastily nndj
advanced against Leconte nnd hia
troops. There waa practically -no
resistance. Leconte was taken prisoner nnd in his turn was executed
by a fusilado on the same wharf
where ho had caused tho killing of
Ostemn and the two citizens.
General Tancredo Auguato has been
no mod minister of tho interior in succession to Leconte. He held a ministerial portfolio under Gen. Sam.
The revolution is progressing. Gen.
Celeaten, the minister of war, has
sent in a demand for disciplined
troops. He explainod that the new-
recruits will not stand against tho
fire of the enemy.
Gen. Leconte made his name a terror in Hayti during the few years ho
was prominent ln the affairs of the
government. lie is credited with tho
responsibility of the summary execution last March of eleven prominent
politicians charged with conspiracy
against the government. These men
were tiiken from their boils at daybreak, marched to the cemetery
the outskirta of Port au Prince nnd
summarily shot.
He was a mulatto about 38 yours
of age and was a lawyer of Cnpo
Natlen without practice until 1002,
whon Gen. Nord mode him his private secretnry. Iio rose fast in tho
Alexis government nnd become hoad
of the cllmie thut practically ruled
the president. The present revolution in Hayti began Inst week and
up to the present time the rebels -p-
f.ear to have been fairly successful.
-    a      A.      mm   oi   ni—.u.„ui,   were sent out from all the warships
London, Nov. 25.—Sir Blorthwick, ...■■, .    ,
'        ' ...     .„.      , in   the    harbor and pinnaces    and
the flrst Baron Glenskatt, editor  of ....
.    „     ,     t.   *   „ .... hi    _„ luunches and other small boats   are
the Morning Post, died tonight.   He
was born In 1830.
ITlngston, Nov. 25.—One of the
trade inspectors In Pennsylvania has
been suspended pending inquiry Into
an accusation that he has been
smuggling opium In to convicts.
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VANCOUVER, Nov. 24.—An accident to a runaway logging train at
Chemainus a year ago which caused,
tho death ot Engineer Leonard, whilejner hold,
of Vancouver, is recalled in an appeal before the full cdurt today. The
Victoria Lumber Company is seeking
a new trial of tho recent suit in
which the jury awarded James White
the father of the engineer, a verdict
of (0,000 and costs. Tho company's
ground for application Is that the
evidence only showed negligence on
the part of the brakeman, and that
was not sufficient to render the company liable unless it wero shown that
the brakeman was Incompetent. According to tho company the evidence
showed he was Incompetent. According to the company the evidence
showed he was a competent employee
The company also seeks a new trial
o;i the ground that the damages awarded were excessive.
continuously bringing in survivors,
and bodies of victims. The European survivors among the passengers
and crew already have been landed,
They declare that the Arabs were
thrown into a condition of uncontrollable panic whon the situation
became serious. The burning! vessel
con.d not return to tho mouth of the
harbor owing to the dangor to the
other ships. She finally was driven
ashore ln the Rccnsoll rocks. Hor
grounding was followed by a sue
cession of noises like eruptions indl-
'eating the explosion of nnptha    In
75T1I  YEAH.
NEW YORK, Nov. 24.—Distinguished appearing men wearing fraternity
pins in their coat lapels wero numerous about the corridors and lounging rooms of the Waldorf-Astoria.
Among thom were Unitod States'
senators, noted authors, clergymen,
prominent merchants, members of
the judiciary and men who have :
on to eminence in the professions and
mercantile pursuits. The pjirpose
their gathering was to attnnd the
great reunion and banquet to be
given at tho Waldorf-Astoria tonight iu celebration of the seventy-
fifth anniversary of the founding of
tho Psi Upsilon fraternity, of which
they aro members.
Tho banquet promises to be a notable affair. Tho scboduled spjukers
are ull men of national prominence.
A letter regretting his InfiblUty to
bo present and expressing his warm-
interest in the evont wiil be reud
from President-elect Tatt, who is.on
active member of lho fraternity.
The l'si Upailon is one of the foremost of thu college Greet letter societies in America. The society was
founded nt Union Cotlego, Schenectady, in 1833, by nine cnthusinstio
young men, who hardly dreamed
that they were building a goat national college society for all time.
The fraternity soon commenced to
spread, reaching HarvarJ, Yale, Columbia and othor big eastern col-
logos. Then it swept into the Middle States. Recently it hns placod
chapters in tho Universities of Wisconsin, Minnosolii, Cnlit'orula and
From tho nine founders it has*thieved a membership of ovor ton thou
Band, of whom nino thousand are
living members. On tho roster of
tho society aro many distinguished
names. Among these, in addition to
President-elect Taft, are Senator
Chauncoy M. Dopow, Dr. Nicholas
Murray Butler, president of the Columbia University; Andrew D. White,
former ambassador to Germany; Se-
nntor William I'. Frye, of Maine
Senator George P. Wetmorc, of
Rhode Island; former Senator John
0. Spooncr of Wisconsin; Herbert W.
llowen, former minister to Venezuela; Goldwin Smith, Rev. Charles n.
Parkhurst, John Kondrick Bangs,
Herbert L. Bhldgomah, of Brooklyn;
Timothy L. Woodruff, Cornelius Van
dorbilt Jr., nnd Mayor J. Benjamin
Diminick of Scranton.
-_.> HaA. LIV.I    t-^    J.b.k-'w.,   _.. — _.     ,
PARIS, Nov. 20.— The Steinheil
murdor case has reached a sensation'
al stage and appears to be nearing ix
solution. EM7me, Steinhil today ad-
initted that she knew tho murderer.'
He was the aon of one of the servants and she-mentioned a name.
Uo came to the Steiuhil houBO believing that tho family was absent.
Ho bound- hor and killed her husband
and hor mother who had been a-
wakened by the noiso. Ho threatened, according to Mme. Stoiidieil's
story, that if she disclosed. Ida name
he would say that she was an accomplice,and had incited him to
come and kill her husband. Tho
man, she said, had terrorized her
ever since. The burglary w.a-s a
sham. The murderer took only money, whilo sho herself hid the jewels
in their Belville villa.
Asked why sho had stirred up tho
affair when it bad practically been
forgotten, Mmo. Steinheil made au
enigmatical reply, "Becauso I hoped to completely justify myself in the
mind of one whom I will not name,
whoBo love I lost, and of whom I
must never moro think."
Adolphe Steinheil was the well-
known French portrait painter, aud
tho grand nephew of Melssonler. He
nnd hia mother-in-law, JImo. Japy,
wero found strangled to death in
the home of the artist in tho rue do
Vaugurd on the morning ot May 31.
Mme. Steinheil was found gagged,
and tiod to a bed. Tho house was
ransacked and monoy and jewoleworo
President and Managing Director.
' THE-
Si„ rid :i ry-Tronsurer.
LONDLN, Nov. 23.-The Board ol
Agriculture has ordered the slaughter without dotay, of the cattle on
board the four steamers that have
arrived tn England since the board
Issued Its order prohibiting the importation of cattle from Now York
and Pennsylvania, on account of the
foot and mouth disease In those states.
NEW YORK, Nov. 25.—Pleased nt
his son's pluck l_ defying parental
authority to the extent of wedding
the girl ho loved, whether or not ho
wished it, Capt. John Fleming,
wealthy contractor and prominent
Tanunany Hall man, after his lirst
anger had cooled Somewhat, placed
a check for S.'O.OOO in his son's
"You're all right, my boy," snid
Fleming. "I'm proud of you bo-
cause you went right ahead and
married tho girl you lovo. Now go
whore you l"o and don't como back
until you have spent this."
The young mnn, John J. Fleming,
married Miss Claire O'Noil, of Yon-
kers, in this city yesterday.
NEW YORK, Nov. 25.- James E.
Sullivan, president of the Amntour
Athletic Union and chairman of tho
commission In charge of the United
States team at last Bummer's Olympic games ln London, was today appointed b- Mayor McLelland, a member of the Naw York city Board of
Education, Friends of Mr, Sullivan
say that his appointment was made
by the mayor with a view to the
promotion of athletics la public
schools, a subject which the new appointee haa been' actively Interested
In for many yeara.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 25.-
The known dead number sixteen and
unconfirmed reports show that six
other persons lost tholr lives as a
result of the storm which swept
porta of this state Monday. Verified reports place the number of injured at 28, throe probably fatally.
Reports last night, which were ?o
the effect that the tornado was most
severe at Plnoy, were not substantiated today. Later reports show-
that no one was killed at that town.
Several freak acts of the tornado
were reported near Hot Springs and
Berryvllle.     Sohool housos were lift.
NEW YORK, Nov. 20. - An unknown steamer bolioved to bo the
Financo, of tho Panama Railroad &
Steamship Co., was sunk in a collision with the Whito Star stoamer
Georgia in the main ship channel at
tho end of Sandy Hook this morning, The Georgia waa only slightly
Tho collision took place in a thick
fog. Tho Georgia anchored near the
sunken steamer nnd it is believed
that the pnssongors nnd crow ot tho
unknown vessel woro taken on board
tho White Star bout.
Tho Sandy Hook crow of lifo savors wero off the sunk-in steamer and
a tug used by tho harbor supervisors wos also seen about tbo wreck.
Tho stonmer Finance sailed from hor
dock for Colon on Monday but was
probably detained by fog and must
hnvo beon at anchor in tho Lower
Brty until today.
Shc carried about 1.00 passengers,
and genernl .cargo of nierchundisc.
Tbe sunken vessel lies north of tho
channel with nothing showing above
water oxcopt her bridge, pipes nnd
masts. Tho hull Is entirely submerged. Boats nro still going bnck and
forth between the Goorgic and the
wrecked vessel. The passengers of
the Intter appear to bo on tho deck
of thc Georglc, It is believed that
the collision took place as tho Financo was attempting to leavo the
Lower Bay and while the Goorgic, a
Whito Star freighter, was coining in
from Liverpool, after boing delayed
In the fog. The fog Is now so thick
that tho wreck is just barely visible
from Sandy Hook. Ib
Later.—Fog, tbe heaviest known
for years, which has paralyzed traffic in New York harbor for frurdnys
causod the loss of six lives i.o'doy,
when the Panama Railriad steamer
Finance, bound for Colon, with S6
passengers on board, wns sunk in
collision with tho White Star Ircigb-
ter Gcorgic, In tho main channel off
Sandy Hook.
Chief Engineer John W, l-'uckett,
third assistant englfleer William II.
Todd, nnd nn oiler named Charles
Eric, all of tho Financo, who ,-emain
od nt thoir posts or woro caught In
thowrecknge, wont down with the
ship. Threo passengers ure missing,
and rire bolioved to bo drownod.
They ure: Mrs. lrono ilanibi'tl, »f
Colon; llonry Midler, a conductor
on tho Pnnnnin Railroad, nnd Policeman Rhrdolnnd, of the Canal Zone
Most of tho possongsrs were nt
breakfast when the great steel prow
of. tho freighter Goorgic rome crushing through the sldo of tho itl'lnance
os tho Panama liner wns making her
way slowly down tho channel. Vino-
toon womon and fifteen children worn
still nsloep in thoir state room.
With tho uproar of the collision all
fled to tho deck nnd whilo the boats
were being lowered soveral of tho women, too frnntic with fright lo bo
calmed by the steady assurances ot
officers that all would bo «n.vod,
plunged overboard, dressed only in
tholr night clothes. They woro picked up by boots from both lho Goorgic and Financo, while tholr cooler
follow pnBSongci'B clustered about tho
othor as tho Finance sunk undor
tholr feet.
Tho pnssongors declared that Captain Mowborry of tho Financo, remained cool and directed tho work
of rescue, but doaplto tho best of-
torts tho six named wcro not among
tho rescued. Tt wns then too late
a time to snve thom for the hull
had sottlod on the bottom of tho
channel with only tho smokestack
and masts protruding above tho wator.      Tho    cnptnln of tho  Georglc
"NEW YORK, Nov. 2a.- Tho trial
of Sarah Koton for the murder of
Dr. Martin W. Aliapitz which was
scheduled Lo begin in the Supreme
court todny, wus Indefinitely postponed when tho cuse wus called.
Tho postponement wus takon on
tho request of the counsel for the
prisoner who snid she hud had little opportunity to confer with hor
clients us she hnd only recently been
brought from 1'.luck welts Island,
where she had been a prisoner sinco
last .June. It is possible that thc
caso may again be called during Do-
Following Dr. Auspitz' death Miss
KoLen told a story of mistreatment
in his hospital and while a prisoner
gave birth to a child.
Dr. Auspitz was an Austrian, who
had practiced medicine in this country for ten years successfully,
A more complete report says: Considerable public interest is manifested in tho cuso of Sarah koton which
was called for trial today in tho
Criminal Branch of the Supremo
Court. The young woman, a Russian Jewess who has been in America but a fow years, is charged with
having murdered Dr. M. W, Auspitz last spring. The victim was a
man of family and a physician of
high standing in his jiroi'cssion.
Dr. Auspitz maintained a private
sanitarium and Sarah Koton was
omployed by him us n nurse. According to tho young woman, sho
wus wronged by tho physician and
then cast out. When an effort to obtain justice in tho courts failed hcr
sho determined to -wreak personage
vengeance upon her alleged betrayer.
Ou tho night of tho tragedy sho
telephoned to Dr. Auspitz at his
homo In East Ninety-third stroot. In
tho guise of a patient she summoned the physician to make a call at
Sionul to make a professional call at
an apartment house in West 18«th
street. Whon tho physician arrived
at tho houso of the young woman,
heavily veiled, met him in tho vestibule and without a word shot and
killed him Instantly.
After tho killing Miss Koton collapsed and for days her lifo was despaired of. Because of her condition
sho was removed from (he Tombs to
tha city hospital on HlackwoH's hospital. 'Thore, on Soptemher 26 last,
sho gavo birth to n child. Tho circumstances surroundim: tl"* cnso aroused much public sympathy in behalf of tho unfortunnto nud friendless young woman. This sympathy
was increased when It bocumo known
thut charges similar io those made
by tho young Jewess bud previously
been preferred against Dr. Auspitz
by nnothor woman who had been ln
his employ. Through tho efforts of
charitably disposed persons able
counsel has been engaged to conduct
the defense of Miss Koten.
ENF OF E. &! N.
(Alberni Pioneer News.)
"Go rigiht through with thc work
rain or shine," is tho spirit of the
orders under which the survey parties on tltis end of the line of the E.
and N. extension are working.
Two parties pitched their camps in
the early part of the week, ono of
them about five miles the other side
of the summit, and the other two
miles this side.
They are revising location along
the right-of-way, which work is preparatory to the letting of contracts
for grading.
The surveyors are expected to finish their work within two months,:
but tenders for part of tho work will
in all likelihood, be called for beforo
the revision of location ir finished,    j
In Vancouver and Victoria where
there are influential people with big
interests in and around Alberni, It is
taken for granted that the railway
company has decided' to build right
through to Alberni with tho least
possible delay. ,
In anticipation of calls for tenders
contractors are on the hustle, and
within the next two or three months
there will be such traffic over the
Nanaimo-Alherni wagon road as has
nover besn seen before.
Next week a large gang of men
will commence work building a new
wagon rood around Cameron Lake
for the railway company,
The railway is coming. |
Trains Leave Ladysmith
Daily at 9 a. m.
Wednesday,  Saturduy und Sundiy.
at 9:00, and 15:58,
For Victoria.
Trains Arrive at Ladysmith
Daily at 11:57.
Wednesday,  Saturday and Sunday
At 11:57 and 17:55
From Victoria.
D. L. Chatham
District Passenger Agent.
1102 Government St. Victoria
on£y white   1
labor employed
P.O. Box 54 'Phone 44
Dialer in All Kindt of
Meats Delivered free of charge on th*
Shortest Notice.
work of its suppression, axe encouraged to bcliovo that with continued
vigilance, its complete eradication Is
Dr. Walter Wyman, surgeon general
of the public health aad marine hos-
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26.— Tho
ploguo situation on the Pacific coast
is said to havo greatly improved in
the last fow months and the ofllcials
who have been most attentive in the
pital service, in a report to tho socretary of the treasury concerning
human plague, and plague Infected
rats in San Francisco, Oakland,
Berkley, Contra Costa county and
Los Angeles, and in Soattlo, covering,
a period from May 1907 to Oct. 31,
1908, ihowa that elnce this last
named dnto no cose of human plague
or of plague Infected rata have beon
discovered on the Pacific ooart.
The report ahows that in May,
1907 there waa one ease of human
plague In Son Francisco, and this
resulted fatally. In Juno and July
thoro wero none, but in August there
were eloven cases of which six resulted fatally. In September the num
bor of cases had increased to 41 with
21 deaths. In October thore wore
38 eases nnd 24 deaths nnd In November tho cases had increased to
36 with 17 deaths,
-i.cn. mo^GAH
Teacher ol Voice Production and
Engagements may be loft at the
Standard Office.
Excellent Boarding
Union Brewing Co.
Ladjrt,mith. B. 0.
ed off their foundations and moved   __  =
Uut    the pupils and teachers Insldo quickly dropped nnchor, manned hia
escaped Injury. boats and thon    sont thom to    the
Hotel Cecil
Best Liquors and Cigars.
Barclay & Conlin,
mil Stock of Miners' Tools.
Bhlp Repairing Work
A Specialty
All kinds o.' Blacksmithing
Sons at Short Notice.
and Pastry
Always Fresh on Hand.
Wedding  nud Party  Cakes Mad,,  to
Fruits and Combos of All KlnlU
Price* are    very   reasonable.     All
Customers treated alike.
MANILA, Nov. 25.—Admiral Sperry today received a telegram from
the hoapitai Bhlp Relief, live days
overdue at Guam for which port she
sailed from this harbor Nov, 15. Tho
message came by way of Sorsorgon,
ln southern Luzon, and stated that
the ship was badly damaged by a
typhoon on Nov. 18, during which
the engines wore disabled. Fire broke
out on tho Relief, but wal promptly
gotten under control, The Roliel Is
now proceeding to Manila under hor
own steam, repairs to her engines
having been mado by the crew.
The news relieves the (ears entertained that the Relief had met with
BOSTON, Nov. 2(1.—Boston's new
newspaper, tho Daily Monitor, which
will be tho official publication ot tho
Christian Science church, will moke
its appearance today, the flrst number boing largely devoted to Thanksgiving features.
Former Night Editor Dodds of tho
Pittsburg Onzotte-Nows, ls the managing editor of Mrs. Eddy's journal,
and all the   editors, roportors    and!   MANILA
mechanics  engaged   by tho Monitor [ship Relief,
are adherents     of     the     Christian Inlla Nov
Science Church.
Tho Monitor will issuo four editions dally and Its promoters hopo
to attain a national and even International circulation. At the business ofllco of the publication It Is
stated that subscriptions and advertising are pouring In from all over
the country and the Monitor will
start with a large bona fide paid
circulation and a considerable volume of advertising.
WIU be in Ladysmith every Wednesday at the Abbotsford Hotel, Room
t. Readings and treatments will be
given. Best of references given as
to work done ia Nanaimo.
On the Ifeplanade.
Ladysmith.  B. O.
Nov, 20.—The hospital'
whloh sailed from Ma-
15 for Guam and was disabled in a typhoon and driven lar
out of hor course, arrivod here this
morning. Her dock house was badly damaged, hor engines disabled and
the vessel otherwise showed the effects of the terrific seas washing over
hor. All aboard wcro onto, out only
the hard work of tho olllcers and
crew had saved tho ship from foun-
dorlng. Tho Relief will be takon to
the navy yard at Cavlte where repairs will be made.
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Cheese, Pickled Tripe
Ham Sausage
Liver Sausage, Blood Pudding
Brown Bologna, Corn Beef,
Pickled Pork Hams aud Bacon
Chicken and Veal and Lard.
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Ryan's Butoher Shop
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PARIS, Nov. 27.—The case of
Mme. Stelnholt, who was arrested In
this city yesterday, after a day ol
sensational developments iu the
murder of her husband and her step-1
mother, Mmo. Japy, in this city last
May, was taken this morning out of
the hands of M. Leydett, the examining magistrate, who-haa heretofore
been in charge, and turned it over to)
Magistrate Andre.
Barring this change of magistrates
there have Seen no developments
since last night. Mme. Steinheil ls
still under arrest charged with aid-,
ing abetting in the murder of her,
husband and stepmother. !
Beyond tho conviction that she had
a guilty knowledge of the crime, no
further light on the perpetrators of
the deed has been obtained. Expert
physicians declared that Mme. Steinheil undoubtedly is suffering from a
kind of hysteria peculiar to a certain class of    neurasthentis    which
'manifests itself in the invention    of
.the wildest accusations.
There is in full blast today acam-
jpalgn by the Nationalists and antl-
) Semitic press in an effort to prove
that the authorities have had an interest in smothering, the truth   con-
. corning these murders.
MT. Chus.
Vancouver i
Peterson went over
n     a business   trip
Miss Rose Lewis got back from her
holidny on Wednesday ufternoon.       j
j broken chain was tho only ono on
I him. "Tho person," says Mrs. Ew-
art, "who will do so paltry a thing
as to steal a dog chain, would not
think anything too paltry to steal-"
Mrs. Ewtirt is emphatically right.
Why not purchase your Hams at S.
Leiser _ Co.'s and havo them boned
Mr. Geo. Nurris, of Nanaimo went fre0 °' charge.
down to Victoria on Wednesday   ev- •
ening, |   N°w is the time to purchase your
Our wide Taffeta Silk Ribbons at
2 yards for 25c are rapidly going.
Be in time.   S. Leiser & Co.'s
You may have your own opinion
about the worth and value of a real
lire Grand Duke; but Wlnch'a Grand
Thike Cigar ls class all over and
right through. It is the best smoke
ln town, is made in town and haa
first call ln town. XX.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gordon, of
Third Avenue gnvo a whist drive on
Thursday evening. The guests wero
Mr. and Mrs. \V. E. Akenhead, Mrs.
and the Misses Rule, Messrs. Chas.
Walters, T. Lewis, and Mr. and Mrs.
R. R. Hindmarch, The man of tho
razor and the man of the pen wero
ignominiously relegated to tho booby class, while to Miss Rule and Mr
Walters fell the distinction of premier place and first prize.
There Is one good thing to be got
in Victoria. That is Winoh's Grand
Duke Cigar which is on sale at Wes-
terndale Hallway Cigar Store, opposite the K. Sc IS. Station, at the
James' Bay Cigar Store, opposite
the C. P. R. Hotel, and at the Hub
■Cigar Storo on Government Street,
run by Dave Lewis and Jesse Evans. XX
Old Country Flannelette Blankets-
nothing 'to equal ' them for wear.
Priees $1.50 and $2.00 per pair, at
S. Leiser & Co.'s
Thc dance given in the Opera
House on Wednesdny evening by the
Ladysmith Orchestra wos a great
The Standard is in receipt of
letter from Mrs. F,. W. Bwart, of
High Street, in which she alleges
that some person had actually taken
a chain off the neck of hor Gordon
setter pup. Mrs. Ewart soys sho
went out on Thursday, leaving tho
dog chained up. The rlinin was
double one. only tho hasp was gono
from one of them. Tho dog broko
looso nnd set out to find his mis
tress.    When     ho did    find hor,   tho
Don't Forget
AU our suits are
going at nearly
your own price.
Call in and see
us before the
best are picked
MO Also N
alarming increase ot Asiatic cholera
occurred in the last 24 hours when
27 new cases were reported. It was
! thought that the disease was under
| control within the past few weeks,
and had been practically eradicated
but fears of its spread are again entertained. The new cases are mostly in well-to-do families and show
all the virulence of the early days
of the epidemic.
_ .,  , „ ,   The sanitary bureau, which believ-
Boiled Hams are made a Specialty 1^ ,t hftd th, „ltuatloa ^^    con.
27.—Gen. Lecont, who a few days
ago was reported killed at Jeremio
by the revolutionists, arrived here
today. He escaped in a row boat
With four ollU'ers and two sailors.
Rumors of their escape were current yesterday. They were,at sea
for three days and finally readied
land at Petit Goave.
The general declares that there
wore no executions at Jeremle ond
that the reports that three mon had
been put to death there on his orders were Incorrect. Leconto has
taken up again the duties of minister of the interior, and Gen. Augusta
who was given this post when Leconte was thought to be dead, luvs
heen mado minister of publlo works,
in succession to M, Laque, who has
Three divisions of experienced soldiers lelt here today for the south
to take the field against the rebels.
These men are enthusiastic for President Nord Alexis. The French
school ship 'Duguy Trouin is expected here any day for tho protection of
l^ench interests.
j Linoleums for Xmas and you cannot
do better than try S. leiser tt Co
of at S.
Leiser & Co.'s
A. 0. F. NOTICE).
The meeting organising the Ancient Order of Foresters will be held
on Tuesday, Doc. lst at 8 p.m., ln
1. O. O. F. Hall.
Every member is requested to at.
tend. Visiting members are also
Sec. pro tern.
VANCOUVER, Nov. 27.—The Seattle steamer Northland, bound from
Ketchikan to Seattle, struck on Enterprise reef at that southern end of
Plumper's Pass last night. She
knocked a hole in her bottom and
waa leaking some. Early thlr morning the C.P.R. steamer Princess
Royal came along bound from Seat-
tie for Vancouver. The Royal hauled the Northland off the reef, but the
Seattle boat was making so muoh
water that it was decided to beach
her. She was accordingly run on
shore In Village Bay.
While the operation waa going forward the Amur arrived on the scene
bound from Vancouver to Victoria'.
She immediately hurried to the latter port to warn the Salvor which
waa sent to the scene of the accident this afternoon.
The Northland Is a comparatively
new steamer with a double bottom
CHICAGO, Nov. 27,-Overseer G.
Voliva of Zlon City will submit e
proposition to Receiver Thomas and
the United States circuit court to
purchase the entire estate of John
Alexander Dowle, so that he and his
followers may continue in undisputed possession to the municipality. It
is hoped by Voliva that 11,800.000
can be collected among the followers
of the faith with which to make the
purchaao and efforts to this end an
now being made.
 ■    »
SHENANDOAH, Pa., Nov. 27.-A
most remarkable tribute to a priest
waa paid today at the funeral of
Kev. N. F. O'Reilly, rector of the
Roman Catholic Church of Annunciation ln thla placo for forty years.
Twenty-five collieries, employing
16,000 men and boys ln tha Shenandoah and Mahanoy valley, were
shut down to enable the workers to
pay their respects to the dead priest. I
Tha public schools throughout ths
surrounding .district wen closed, and
all fiuslnese in Shenandoah waa suspended. Many thousand persona
paid tribute to hla memory,
 ■   ■ »   	
* ____ s
BERLIN, Nov. 27.-The Balkan
situation ia considered here to have
grown more disquieting. The Kae-
tro-Hungarlaa military preparations
ore token to Indicate that Austria-
Hungary Is determined to support
her claims at all hazards, and that
ahe will promptly crush any attempt,
on the part of Servla or Montenegro
to disturb tha peace, ,ln ths meantime negotiations for an Information*
Ini congress drag on.
I A cattle drive took place near
Brodford, Oo. Clare, M head of cattle being driven off the Violet Sill
has again addressed a warning to the people of St. Peteraburg,
on the danger of relaxing their dietary precautions. Since tne beginning of the epidemic there has been
a total of 8,184 cases, 8,320 deaths
and 4,608 recoveries. For several
weeks past the dally average has
bsen less than ten.
—■ ♦
NEW YORK, Nov. 27— A special
despatch to the Herald from Manila
says that Donsul General Denby, at
Shanghai, has requested Rear Admiral Barber to send gunboats to
Shanghai to protect American interests and that in accordance with
this request the I'elena will steam
Advices from Washington early today say that no word had been received at the navy department concerning such a request by Mr.
Denby, but that Rear Admiral Harber would in such case proceed on
his own authority and not necessarily advise the department.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 27.—That
tho Hindus and Mohammedans In India havo laid aBide their prejudices
and united in a gigantic conspiracy
to wipe out British rulo in that coun
try In one bloody stroke is the sensational story which was told yesterday by Miss Helen Wilcox, a medical missionary, who returned from
the Orient on the steamer Mongolia
Miss Wilcox says that the manufacture of bombs by the revolutionists is a well known fact, the womon being ns active in making theso
infernal machines as are the men.
Wholesale arrests have been made by
the English authorities, but the purposo of tho natives Is not broken.
Miss Wilcox says that for awhile
every English resident in India feared assassination, dynamite outrages
being of almost daily occurrence.
But, she says, the natives are now
thinking of wider ranges of activity,
and have decided that tt will bo easier to wipe out the British race in
India at one sweep Instead of wasting time on petty outrages
We have a large assortment
or Christians Goods, suitable
for sending awny or for those
at home. Call early and pick
thein out while Our Assortment is good. A larger assort
ment of Christmas Goods we
have never shown.
Wo havo thom to suit from
the baby up, at Prices to suit
—one thing wo nre. no tod   for,
and   all   kinds to  choose  from.
You "have to see these to bo
able to appreciate them.
—Just in by Express.
IttUUra   H.tU_  'SSSXfX'S.'  AOLUCi*-}  t__j
■STRASSfitlRO, Nov. 27.—The government has ordered troops into
the Lorraine coal mining district to
suppress disorders on the part of the
striking miners. Since the llamiu
disaster, tho -miners aver that the
Lorraine shafts are unsafe, and tliey
refuse to go down. Some of *ihe
strikers attempted this morning to
blow, up a mine with dynamite but
they wero frustrated by the mino
guards. |
Come and   j
Inspect    |
my Stock of Latest Styles In  ;
Wall Papers
Picture  Framing   a Specialty.
PATERSON, N.J., Nov. 27.—A
leaky gas main resulted In tho death
by asphyxiation of two persons last
night, and the serious injury of threo
others. Threo children wero also
overcome by the fumes and may die.
The dead are Peter Cunningham and
his wlfo. The three children who
m«iy dio aro Joseph, May and Thomas Kelly, children of Mrs. Mary Kelly, and the injured are Albert Eyer,
George Parker and John Werker.
i, fyeddtyg
High Street.
All kinds of Clock nnd Watch -Repairing. Satisfaction Guaranteed';,
at Reasonable Prices.
English Watches a" Specialty.
Practical Watchmaker.
All work left at II. Hughes   Storo,
will receive Prompt Attention,
Smnrt second' hand range, good as
new.   Mclntyre Foundry Co., Litd.
FOR SAUE-A kitchen stove, either coal or wood.     Apply Rev. Jas.
McMillan, Third avenue.
Four    gasoline    lamps, tank   and
wires.   Everything comploto.    Apply
Wm. Hooporf n25
MONTREAL, Nov. 27.—In an interview hero this morning Lord
NorlhcllfTe, who Is on his wny to
Newfoundland, said he was going.to
open nn ofllco for tho London Times
In Ottawa, and have a regular staff
of correspondents organizing a greatly extended service of Canadian
news. This, it is thought, would
prove very benollcial to Canada and
His Lordship said he would return
to Canada next year and visit all
parts of Canada thoroughly becauso
he wanted to become acquainted
with the whole Dominion.
Wall Papers
Come and Make Your
Selection—new stook
fresh in.
J. E. Smith,    Roberts Street
Great Slaughter Sale ofj
Christmas Gifts
Silverware, Cut Glass Ware, Bizarre
Sets and Bric-a-Brac
To get rid of Thom we are offering   thom    at  Cost and Less
than Cost Price.    Call in and see for yourselves.
Tho  Choicest nnd  Cheapest Xmas Gifts ovor offered In Ladysmith. :
CAPITAL $10,000,000   :   REST $5,000,000
Bank Money Orders
(5 and under 3 cents
Over ti and not exceeding $10,   0   "
"  110      " " ,80, 10   "
"  (30      " " $60, 16   "
These orders arc payable at par at any office In
Cuna'la of a t'liartere.l Bank, except in uie Yukon,
and at the principal hanking iwirits In the L'nileil
Tbey art negotiable at I(.fl0 to tho £ lt«rllnjr In
Great Britain mid Jreland.fl They form an excellent
method ot rsntiti iiij,' imall mils ot money with safety
and nt small cost and may be obtained without delay
at any otlloe of thc Bank
LADYSMITH BRANCH   I!   I.. M. HiOkt, Mmiacer
"I suppose your play starts with a
housemaid dusting the furniture and
soliloquizing about '-ho family affairs?"
"No, we've cut all that out. Instead we have a vacuum cleaner
with phonographic attachment,"
Notice is hereby glvon that the
Court of Revision on tho Voters'
List will bo held in tho Council
Chambers, Ladysinith, on Monday,
21st December, 1908, nt 2 p.m.
Lndysmith, B.C., Nov. 21, 1908.
[Teacher of Music]
Studio in Williams' Block
It Is Time To Buy
Xmas  Cards
Call in _nd look over our stock
H. HUGHES, 1st Avenue
and Oilcloth
How can we afford to be
without one of those large
roomy Chester Drawers
or Chiffoniers when we
can get them right here
in our city for $12.00,
$15.50 and $20.00, with
or without Mirror at
Furniture Store
'Phone 1-3,
first Avsnue.
lease Rtpalrli. tr War
Ladysmith   Pharmacy j
Oome In
And See
Samples Of
That Our Celebrated
Whole Stook English
Kip fit Boots are
made out of.
We have also made
from the Stook a
Special Smelter Shoe
for Charge-Wheelers
that ought to give
We have a side of
leather so as to show
you exactly what
these shoes are made
A Special .'Lot
Enobbiest Ever Shown
In Ladysmith
John Thomas
The Old Reliable Shoe Store
Just Arrived
Gall and See Them
Terms to Suit all Buyers
bifysiitk Phapmsey.
Huve you scon thoso two
Pumpkins lu our window?
Do you think you can guess
how many sooils thoro nro ln
We ore going to give a prize
ol 810 worth ol Groceries to
the ono guessing tho nearest
number ot Seeds In the larger
one, and 15 worth to tho ono
guessing tho nearest to tho
numbor in tho smaller one.
Every Dollar spent with us
from now until New Yenrs Eve
entitles you to a.guess. ,
You might win both prlsos
If you nro a good guesser.
Tolophoho, 4.      P.O. Box 806
HcKelvie Bros.
| New Line of AU Wool  '<•
5 ;;
I  Children's and  ::
I Ladies' Stockings::
; AU kinds of Stamped 1
| and made up Novel- $
!   ties for Christmas, ■
i| Miss Uren |


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