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j For LadiesV Boys'
Gents1 and Girls f
Our Underwear Is all marked ln Plain Figures and Is now   on «'
sale at greatly Reduced Prices.    Wo expect to bo cloarod out of | ]
the entire lot ltt tAvb days,  and would ask that you como early .,
and got the cream, of tho Bargains. . i
Ladles', Mon's, and Children's Combinations nt your own prices .,
Boys* Drawers from  .'   Jjj, ' j
Children's Vests from  W J [
Ladies' Vests Irom  ••■■ 2,,c , ,
On Saturday morning   wo   start    Our    Sale of Men s and , j
Boys' Sweaters and Shirts, ranging from 25c. up.
1500 Handkorchlofs of all kinds, from   5c,
The Scenic Desolation Beggars
Description-First Personal Account Given by a Woman Depicts __wfu_ness of Ordeal the
Sufferers Went; Through.
BLAIR & ADAM.        f
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Whatever You May Need
Is a P y Day
Special at ^>
Clocks, Watches, Pictures, Books,
Razors, Etc., Etc.
for White Swan Washing Powder Coupons
Send u Two-Cent Stamp-for-our'Catalogue
ft. C. Soa|> Works, ffl|B£-I$
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—a nd—
 PAL- AT;	
Phons 7-0.
Wall Papers
Come and  Wake Tour
. Selection—new stook
fresh in.
J. E. Smith,    Roberts Stree
Gall on P.O. Noot I
Ice Cream
Is Homs-Mad*. Freak Dally. Critics
pronounce It to be   The Best   ever
(Old In Ladysmith.    Oome and   try
It.   Warranted absolutely purs,
5c, and 10c. Fn- Dish.
Picnic and Private Parties Supplied
by th* Gallon.
'Hooper's Parlors
Meet Mm* Parlor* la Ton.
It you,have detective Eyo-slght ,,
Olf-sos fitted to suit your vis- •'
lon alter carolul examination.
We have tho Up-to-date Frames • ■
and the Best Quality Lenses,   *'
Alt kinds ol Bepalrs promptly attended to, Watch repairing Our Specialty.
• ■    If your watch Is troublesome
'" glvo us a try.
Watchmaker, Jeweler and   Optician.
Gatacre Stroet.
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CALQAItY,    Aug.     4.— The •
flrst     porsonul account ot the *
terrible sullerlng    that the un-, *
fortunate people of Fernie had *
tu undergo was related to   un *
Albertan reporter last night by *
Mrs. Ueo. Grossman, who with *
her sister, Miss    Maud liogan, *
cauia in from   the south    lest *
night, and are stopping with re- *
latives on Twelfth avenue. •
On Saturday afternoon     she *
and her sister wero engaged in *
the ordinary work of the house *
when Mr.- Grossman came in to *
say that    the fire which    had *
been raging ia the tush for the •
last few days was threatening *
the city itself. Hastily they. *
collected a  few things that   it'"»
was possible to take, and with *
Mrs. Grossman currying her lit- *
tie baby,    they all too- refuge *
In the Western Canada Whole: •
sale    Company's new fire-proof *
building, where it was thought *
tliey would be safe from the ter *
rible flames which were then ris- *
Ing    from   every   part of the *
doomed town.     Soon, however *.
the awful shower of spar—i and *
burning    pieces of wood began *
to have er.eot on the building, •
and lt was    decided to remove *
all the women and children ov- •
er to the freight sheds where a *
train    was being   made up to *
earry them to a place ol safe- '
ty, if such could be found. *
Mrs. Crossmun   waited  until *
the    very lest es her husband *
thought    they   would bo safer "
whore thoy were than anywhere *
else.     At last the outlook   be- '
oome so threatening Mutt lt be- *
came Imperative for them     to v
seek another place of safety. <
A Dash for Safety. "
They therefore determined     to *
cross to tlio sheds which   wore <
a mass of    flames, and board '
ths train.    Mrs. Grossman and '
her   sister    were both   soaked '
with water and the baby    was <
wrapped   up in a  wet blanket '
that their clothes might    not '
catch flre on their way across. '
The Journey was made in safe- '
ty, nnd when thoy reached tha <
train   their clothes were qulto '
dry, and as the distance    wes '
only across the street It may '
I e Imagined how great wa* the '
heat.       ii ' '
On the train were men,   wo- '
and children of all nationalities '
all mixed up together and sit- '
ting three and four on a seat. '
Terrible Babel. '
Til* babel of sounds was torrl- '
ble, men shouting, and frantic, <
hysterical     women    separated ■
from their ohildren shrieking in '
vain for their last ones. It was <
a most pitiful sight, sows were '
dressed in all their finery,   and '
others hud scarcely anything to <
wear at all.    There were   wo- <
men dressed only in petticoats, '
wearing the most gorgeous hats '
nnd others with nothing ou their '
head* at all.    Than werehun- <
drad*   of children, some    with '
their parent*, and lorn* who <
had lost them tn the contusion.,'
The scans was almost hides- •)
cribable, soya Mrs, Crossman.
The train then pulled out and
made tor Hosmer. Part ol
that town wa* In flames when
thay reached lt. The original
Intention had besn to get right
Wellington Colliery Co.mpany Laying Track and Sinking Shaft Near McLean's Ranch.
there condensed milk was sent
out from Fernie for the women
and children by volunteers. Alter spending a heart-rending
night     of anxiety end misery,
the train returned to Fernie on *
Sunday morning, and found the *
fire had burned itself out there *
during the night.    They found *
that the building where    they *
had been on the previous even- *
Ing had not been burned after •
all, thanks   to the heroic  and •
untiring   efforts of tha firemen, *
to whom sufficient praise    can- *
not be given for the desperate •
and   successful    fight they put *
up against the flames. •
Melancholy Spectacle. 1
The ruins presented a most *
melancholy spectacle; ln nearly *
every case nothing was left ex- *
cept the walls, and even those 1
in most cases had disappeared. *
The streets were lull ot debris, •
trunks, beds and other belong- •
ings which had been pulled on *.
to the streets in the hope of *
saving them, were all lying in •
a charred mass of cinders. The *
dead bodies of horses wero also *
lying here and there. The dead •
bodies ol several little girl* •
had bean found' ln different porta *
of the city nnd there ere doubt- •
less many more that hav* not *
yet been tound,
Says 62 Suffocated. •
In one part of the bush sixty *
men and two women were suffo- *
cated to death through attempt *
ing to save themselves by back- •
setting the fire. In the midst *
of all thf—i (cane* ot misery, •
thnro "••«» mot wanting a few •
amusing incidents. There was *
one lady who had not been able *
to save anything but her little *
pot dog, and who went about *
petting lt and saying: "I have *
saved my precious pet; thank *
Ood, I »a,v«d him." •
Another who had carried a- •
way her old torn cat, kept say- •
ing, "Do look at my poor cat; *
why It's quite worn out, poor •
One little girl had spent   the  •
night ln the woods with an old  *i
rooster as hor companion, which •
haa doubtless been put to a different use by this time.
Women Ford River.
Mrs. Crossman speaks also of
many who had to ford tho river
to ranch a place ot safety.
There were women, too, who
had to do this, and lt Is feared
that many who went down to
tho rlvor to escape the scorching heat, only went to tholr
death, for tho bruna waa burnt
right down to tho water's edge.
Altogether, tho unhappy residents of Fernie have had such
nn experience ns may well last
tholr memory all their lives,
nnd thoy mny lie thankful that
tho flre did not come upon them
aa they slept. In which case the
results nro too frightful to contemplate,
NELSON, Aug. -l.-Ths   fallowing
specinl wa* received from Fernie laat
Tho scene of desolation today In
this city beggar* description. Tot-
toi-lng walls and smouldering ruins
mark the spot when a few hours
ago   commodious    stores, handsome
The Wellington   Colliory   Company so much to the cost and ilifilculty of
has some Important developments un working  tlio  Extension  coals.     Tho
der progress which will havo a vital s<""» ™« '"»'"    fo McLean   ranch
„                  ...          ...       . away up lo tlio lakes mid down    to
effect upon tho futuro of tho    town, Pi(Mick.s and 6(, flll. aB „„ y,.t   boon
and will givo Just that touch of sta- discovered; there is littio pitch lo it.
bllity ami security which alono was The coal ulso is of tho bost quality,
wanting to assure prosperity- and ox- A shaft is to bo sunk somewhere In
pension to tho city. Tho dependence the vicinity of the McLean farm anil
of the town on tho Extension mines a start hns boen made 'to lay a spur
has always beon a bug bear to tho from the Extension track to the spot
townspeople. Everybody recognized So soon as the road has been laid in
that there was a term to their acti- a shaft will be sunk and a modern
vity end after that, whnt then? This pit head erected,
was tho question that residents and It may bo said that this step was-
business men alike asked themselves, contemplated by tho company some
Naturally with such doubts of the live years ago, but tho striko inter-
city's future ever present in thoir venod. After that the stato ot tho
minds thoro was no inclination to coal market never Justified the step
speculate, and any proposition to lay being taken; but now the market it-
out money on the improvement of self and tho approaching exhaustion
tho town was doomed to miscarry, jof .the Extension mines not only jus-
It was useless to quote the assur- titles, but necessitates a new field
arices of men who were in a position being opened out.
tto know. The dead hand of doubt j Accordingly tho work has been
and distruct lay over the city and started, and instead of tlio di-cadocl
clogged every movement of reform falling olt in tho staple Industry of
and progress. Something more than the town there will bo nn added im-
moro general assurances tho pooplo potus. Apart from its actual and
demanded and now they havo got It. present importance tho new venture
Tho company is oven now busy means the making of thc town. It
with tho opening out of a new mine, will give that confidence to invest-
Practically thoy have a virgin coal mont and speculation which tho town
field ol the somo acreage as that now. has always lacked and the futuro can
being workod nt tho Extension mines now bo safely loft to look after it-
Tho seam has been tapped ln sever-, solf. With a new mine and ono that
al places end thore is seven feet of is expected to bo better than tho
cloan coal. Thero is none of tho dirt old, thero cannot but be a larger and
overlaying tho soam which has added more prosperous town."
Little Mary Keserich    Slips Into
Deep Hole    at the Dam,
and Is Lost.
Pleasant Gathering    and Close Con-
, tests on the Local Court.
'lhe tennis tournament on Saturday nt the local court produced some
A sad .drowning acddent.oecurrefl'™^_'^,i^' ""' In the
on, Monday morning by which Mary,
Mrs. Keserich, met with a tragic mutch of tho day, which waa left
end. Mary and some smaller bro- unfinished, tho local pair looked all
then and sisters had gone out to over winners. Had ihe game been
_>lay and took the road to the
honors were left fairly even, Nanaimo on actual games played, claimed
th* twelve year old girl of Mr.   and ^ lea<J. m Qn m plfty rf ^ ^
ling-ton Colliery Company's dam,
where the water of a running creek
is stored for the purpose of running
the washer at the bunkers. Beneath
the dam there is a narrow channel,
worn in the rocks to a'depth of five
feet, while all around thore is ideal
shade for a picnic, party.
The young folk were out for a
picnic In their way, and some of
them got down to the rocky channel of the creek. Among these wero
Mary Kesssricli and    Stephane Slo-
from tho Secretary uf the Convention to bo held in Victoria, dealing
with Fire Chief Smitg's roquest for
u grant ot $-.-.00 to enable hlm to
attend the Convention. Both writers pointed out the importance of
thu Convention to firemen and urged
tho Council to -end their lire chief
Aid. Matheson said he was perfectly willing to puy thu actual travelling expenses oi tho Fire Chief to
Victoria; ilu thought $15.00 would
Uo enough uud ho moved to that effect.
Aid. Brown said ho was of the
sumo opinion us he was last week,
it would bo a useless waste of money
Un motion tlie letters woro ordered tiled.
A letter wus read from a Toronto
firm asking if tlie city had yet sold
its debentures. Uu motion the communication wus received and tho
Clork instructed to forward a suitable reply,
A communication from anothor firm
was read asking lor a reply_ tb a
former letter Iu which thov ottered to
dispose of the debentures at 94.
Mayor Nicholson wus not in favor
of rushing to a bargain. Mr. Dunsmuir would bo at home shortly and
they could approach him again. Last
time Mr. Dunsmuir had referred him
to, tho ■C.F.'H, Company, sinco when
hu (tho Mayor) had learned thai* Mr.
Dunsmuir was a director of that
company and he thought he ought
to bo uppi'ouchod again.
Chi motion tho lctter was ordered
filed, aud the clerk instructed to
send a suitable reply.
A letter was read from Mr. F. Cor-
sini asking for lumber to complete
the sidewalk from Mr. Alton's to his
residence. Tho place was very swam
liy und the sidewalk was badly needed.
It was decided to furnish the necessary lumber.
Sanitury Inspector Callander reported thnt many of the closets in
town were in a most unsatisfactory
condition. In a large number of the
closets wooden boxes were used instead of proper buckets and they
wcre a nuisance. He asked for the
authority of the Council to order the
people to replace these wooden boxes with suitable receptacles.
Mayor .Nicholson said that there
was no doubt that many of the closets were in a bad state. Accord-
ng to tho by-law neither coal oil
tins nor wooden boxes were permissible. If they meant to enforce their
by. laws they should see that proper
buckots wero used.
Aid. McKinnell Was of the opinion
thut so long us a closot waik clean
it did not matter what kindTrt a re-
—r'-—i- —r.n nciwi whui ti.-nii want- ...
cd was cleanliness and if this could
he obtained by coal oil tins, or boxes, then thero was no need to go
any further.
Mayor Nicholson argued that coal
oil tins were nover satisfactory.
Aid. McKinnoll moved the communication be recolved and filed.
Mayor Nicholson thought that
that was tho wrong way to" deal
with such a communication. The
medical and sanitary officers were
trying to do their duty and the
Council ought to help them.
Aid. Campbell thought that tho
wooden boxes should be replaced by
galvanized iron buckets and it was
agreed that the provisions of the
by-law be carried out.
Accounts,  totalling $088.70    were
id to tho    Fin-
played out the scores would    almost
certainly nave been evened up.    But
even then, a  tie on foreign ground
is    counted   a moral    victor.', and
there is no dissatisfaction with   the
■   The games    were lato in starting,.
and were on    the whole, so evenly
and stubbornly contested that three
sots were required to settle the issue.
Thus it wna thnt the full schedule of presented and reforr
Karnes was not played out, and that [g* Committee to bo paid if found
the Inst game was left unfinished In
favor of Lads-smith.
i   Thero was a very Inrgo gathering
gard. The rocks are slippery, and and much enthusiasm wos displayed
the first hint of danger came when by all presont. Perhaps, above all,
little Stephanie .tipped and_^ .7*£&g^J^$&
aiid Into the deep channel. Happily tn(j co„tostlng parties and thoir
a bigger girl in the person ot Agnes frionds, nnd al) presont —ere agreed
llurke, had happened along, and that it was the most pleasant tour-
the nnniont thnt has yet takon place bo-
tween the two towns,
the     The following were nmlchcs played!
I   Miss Ramsay heat Miss   Kltchln,
fl-l, r>-7, 6-3.
TY-nguo nnd Grundy    hont    Po Gex
nnd Bryant. 8-fl, «-5
she, with Mary Keserich drew
little ono out of tbe cut.
Undismayed by tho dangor ol
place the little ones   continued
play around, and a few inlnutes later Mary Keserich    slipped right in.
through to Michel, but shortly ,
alter leaving Hoamer they were •   ,n"k nnd ho*eI bnM[ag* «>omedthe
^ i   llllDiflAhn 0*4o*nj*4tm .._.*! _. ll      lL.. 1       __i
told that the Michel bridge waa
burned.    The train then backed •
again,   to   stop tor the night •
botweon   Hoamer    and Fernie, *
passing on its way hack through •
the greatest danger, tor    they *
had to puss tor about a  mile *
between biasing brush on both •
•Ides.    Th*    windows of    th* *
cars became so hot that lt was •
Impossible to touch them, end *
the hent and amok* were abso- •
hitoly stifling. *
Shrieking Prayer*. *
All thla tlm* ths foreign wo- •
men were shrleklni prayers at *
th* top of thslr voles*, all add- •
Ing to th* terrible confusion ol *
tho scene. *
After   passing through    this *
Dr* belt, th* train reached    a •
safe port and stopped thero [or •
th* Bight.       While th*y    lay •
business streets, and all that remains of ihe comfortable home* and
nf residential streets are heaps of
charred and smoking ember*. Already the casualty list' hns reached
distressing proportions, ten bodies
having been recovered from tho ruins
and some of them Identified.
tn West Fernie tho dead bodies nf
Walter Ford, with thole ot hi* wife
and two amnll children were found
hi a woll, Into which they had
Jumped for safety only to pariah by
su (location,
In a nearby houss an aged and
crippled woman named Turner lost
her life.
I enn Bell, a colored woman, perished In her house at the north end
of the town being unable to escape
.     -.      I,- •'-.-■., nnd It Is feared
Tho channel Is only about flvo or six j   Miss Tongue bent MIsr Kltto, thrco
feot wide, but the edge* ere slippery sets-o-8, S-fl, 8-8.
nnd none of tho many children could . n°y"» and Mrs. Poto boat Foulkos
or doretl (o reilch out to the Strug- '■«* Mrs. DeOex, 0-4, M, 6-0.
„       , ,     „ , .     . ,    . T     Kltto beat Poague    (8 sols) 5—7,
gllng girl.    Mary cried out lor help o_0  0_1
and struggled for lifo, but she   wasj   Miss Ramsay and Mrs. Frost,   vs.
unable to save herself, and no   hslp Misses Kltchln and Tenguo, 6-1-un-
wns forthcoming, nnd in full     view finished (8 all second sot).
of hor    playmates, she sank ta the; *
bottom of the channel.
Meantime one of th* children had
run off home to get help, and Mary's
distracted fathor raced oft to th*
scene of the accident. Hesplunged
right into the channel and brought
hi* little girl out, but sho ahowed no
trace* of Ufa Quickly he bore the
body horns and Dr. Frost, who had
promptly responded to nn urgent
summons, trlod every means to resuscitate the tittle on*,, but without
avail. She had heen too long In
the water; life was extinct.
The deepest lympathy will go out
City Council Hnvo Routlno Session
and Dlsruss Sanltnry Matters.
Tho twenty-ninth mooting   of    tho
City Council was held ln tho    City
Hall on Mondny ' evening.      Mayor
Nicholson   presided    nnd thero wero
present Aid, Cnmpboll. Roberts, McKinnell.  Ilrown. and Matheson.
A'lottor was road     from    Messrs.
to Mr. and Mra."Kesorloh in tholr iaa'JMngley & Willinms.    of Vancouvor.
li™-,™-,'. (regarding the proposed electric llght-
bereavement. ing of tho „,„,    aIl.  vimmn ls th0
The funeral will take plac* thl*af-'engineer who supcrlnlomlod lho con-
t*moon after th* arrival of the mln-'struction work nf the Crofton nnd
era' train, so aa to give friends of'1>o smelto™ nnd while In Lndy-
..      _.,.,„. i    ._.-•. t—ti     .smith recent-v wont Into the lighting
the afflicted family an opportunity of ql|ost|on K^ ib_ n v|(w o( ,„*„„,„£
Under, tho head of deferred business tho quostion of tho Firo Chief's
request for S3.V00 to enable him to
attend the Fire Chief's Convention ah
Victoria was brought up again.
Mayor Nicholson suid that there
wus ono thing to be said, and that
was that delegates were often sent
by various societies to various conventions whero the benefit to be
gained was not very obvious. It was
not a groat matt.or after all.
Aid. Roberts said that ho did not
ice why their chief should not go to
Victoria. Other citios wore sending
representatives and thoy could do tha
same. Ho seconded Aid. Matheson's
motion that $15.00 bo granted lo
defray expenses.
Aid. Itobcrls and Aid. Uatheton
voted for tho motion, atid Aid. McKinnell, Drown ami Campboll voted
against. Tho motion was therefore
Fire Chief Smith drow the attention of tho Council to a place on
Fifth Avonuo whore somo houses
woro surrounded by heavy brush. It
was a dangerous placo nnd should be
attended to.
Firo Chiof Smith also asked for^
leavo of absence to attend tho Fire
Chief's Convention in October. His
request wus granted nnd Road Fore-
muu Callander was* instructed to
look up Fifth Avenuo und report at
the next meeting of tho Council.
Tho meeting wns thon adjourned.
nttond.ng lt.
Ing a syndicate In the mnttor. Tho
firm hnd in Its possession tho plans
and estimates. Mr. Williams had
■mild    instai
(Continued on Ptft 9.) '
tw..*-. rot *u« ™«^ imm*_i \thexn prepared, nnd it w
Perhaps one    of the most Import- tho pmnt* for tho ctty   at „ remon.
ant steps -ver undertaken by a 1*- ablo prico. Tf tholr firm was favor-
:bor organlH-fon In thts country Is'cd with tho contract, It would chnrgo
'planned ln an effort of the union ol- nothing for the prepflrntlon of those
Unaker, of Minneapolis, !0_... to P^.mt!ofK-^ was ordered
'enli«t th*   aid and ao-operatlon    ol f)]ots for future reforonce.
tha manufacturer* of lab*! cigars In    Two loiters wore rend,    one from
a Joint odverthrlng plan.
ila-ar* In	
* nro Chief of Victoria nnd tho other *00lt "»
llMTISU W.UtSllll- MADE Utt-AT
COWES, Aug. 4,-Tho Indomitable
which brought th* Prince ot Walea
from yuobec, during four hour* ln
the early part of the voyag*, made
26.5 knot* an hour. Although for
tha 3,000 mile* from land to lead
■ho beat the record of th* Cunard
Lino ahlpc, the vessel wa* not (tripped to enhance her racing power*,
but carried her heavy guns, her magazines full of ammunition end all
the equipment of aotlv* service. Th*
longest day's run wal 005 knot*.
>The engineers consider the feat ot
tbe Indomitable a splendid tribute
to II.I- Parsons turbine.
The Indomitable passsd mor* this
50 Iceberg*, but encountered little
fog after leaving Belle Isle. No hltoh
..iTiirrod from the start to tn* finish
ol the voyage. The Mnoe of Wales
k**na*t    Interest In    th* CONSULT ME
If You Require Any
DEEDS,     '
Or II You Require Any
Or II You Want to Buy a HOUR-,
or Sell One;   or If You   Want
Meters- Public, Ooaveyaaesr.
Uatlon for U_ kaoc-w.    Preoparlty ties* from Feral,.     A fore* of  800
Ladysmith   Standard
Published ou Wednesdays ana -Star-
days Afternoons by the
Robt. lt. Hlndraaroh,
Ou. Year »1.M
Six iltmtl.s       T*
Advertlilng Rates on Applicstlea.
'     THE J.•_„-IE FIRE.
The appalling fate which has befallen the town of Fernie calls for
prompt and general measures of relief. Ret ore the shock of the accident in the mine, has had   time    to
Is knocking at our gate*,
lease of life has bean openly given
us, snd a* citizen* with material issues at st—te, It behooves us, on*
and all, to realize our full responsibilities and take full advantage of
the rising tide ol fortune.
The Council, at their meeting    oo
Monday evening, succeeded In reaching a  decision in the matter of Fire
Chiel Smith's    request for a grant
of 12& to enable him to attend   the
convention of th* Flre Chiefs, to be
held ia Victoria.    The Council, by a
majority vote reft—ed the request. It
is, ol course,    a very small matter.
in itself, but tt is symtomatlc of so
much that ha* been done la   Ladyamlth tbat a few brief remarks may.
be permissible.    The uldennen   who.
voted against Fire Chief Smith's requisition took the ground that   the
city had nothing to gain from such
a trip, and that therefore it would
be a waste of money.     With    thia
sentiment there ls of course no fault
to ba found.    But ar* th* aldermen
sure that their ground is sound, or
is lt merely a pioua opinion.   More
thaa that,     the lira chief is a servant of tha Council,    and that    he
should wish to attend the convention
augur* the liveliest interest in    ht*
work.     If he was prepared to make
a sacrifice of time aad money,   assuredly the city could do as   much,
Finally the city has surely a certain
amount of dignity to maintain. What
would be thought   of the Fraternal
society which refused to send    delegates to aa annual convention,    on
the ground that nothing wa* to be
gained by it, and that therefore   it'
would be a waste of money.    That
society   would be rightly designated
a precious    cheap outfit;    and
| what ia true ot a society is true ot
[a city council.     The fact is     that
successive    councils
  ..—. —.-successive councils in Ladysmiit-
die away, and while even the worklj,_ve aiway, taken themselves too
of rescue is still in progress the town (nho.r.1..   — a a -a .,.  .....   .
i progress the town cheaply, and dragged the city alongj
is caught and swept with a devas- in the wako 0, iu neighbors and
tating wave ol Ure. Practically the rival*. What 1* lacking I* a broad-
place is wiped out. The flames, t vl0w „• Vclia offlM ^ funuion,,
fanned    by   ■   ■•--— •—••«--    '
I* fighting desperately
h-t at this time it looks very doitot*
(ul. The "old towa" Inhabited by
miners, is thought to be the part
where the most mortality has occurred. It ls very hard to make an
estimate of the injured, but lt will
run well over a hundred. Five families back' from the town are completely surrounded by wall* ol name,
and there 1* no means of rendering
them assistance. At present the
Wg Western Canada wholesale grocery store la burning.
Mr, Ltndsey, president of the Crowe
Meat Pass Coal Co., together with
Mayor Tuttle of Fernie, ia doing everything possible for the sun—-ing
people.    Mothers are
Looking for Lost Children
and relative*.
It i* reported that the Great Northern bridge at Hoamer, B.C., 1* on
flre, alao ISO ear* of coal and coke.
The Elk lumber yard* and law mill
are totally destroyed.
The flrst relief train left Cra_toook
at 8 p.m., with doctor*, nun** and
supplies. A second relief train ta
leaving here at midnight. The injured and homelea* people are being
brought to Cranbrook, whan arrangements are being made for their
care. The Mayor of Nelaon he* also been nguetted for assistance.
Th* flre ia now epreading to Coal
Creak, a town of 1,800 inhabitant*.
The altuatlon 1* very dangerou* at
present, ,     ,
(Continued from Pag* One.)
a  strong -breeze, Bweep!an_ the asaumption of a larger dig-
everything before    thom.    The'   flre1 -
comes so suddenly and spreads    so
rapidly that the people are given no
chance, even   to save their domestic
possessions.      Now they are facing
black, irretrievable ruin. Thero Is
bound to be some suffering, aome
hardship among the homeless famine*. Money and provisions toured
out of British Columbia to tha relief of the San Francisco sufferers.
The need may not be so great or so
urgent ut Fernie, but need there is
sureto   be, and   some general move-
two other women fell victims to the
fire liend in the sam* houae.
The body of a (mall unidentified
[boy wa* found In a reerdential
street, whll* an unknown man he*
bean taken from th* ashes in the
old town. It is rumored that seven bodies ar* lying beside the Great
ought be aturtcd right away to  te- JJorthera traeki between here
"eve the dtttrcss and aufterin- ._ ta. Ho«Mr-
I— devastated town.
and Buffering of the
NELSON, Aug. S.-A apodal from
Fernie thi* morning announces definitely that Coal Crash, aald yesterday
to have been destroyed, along with
other towns hi th* Pern, 1* not seriously damaged.
The total death list is aald to be
lietween 70 and 133, but detail* are
la-tin- and it will be some tints yet
before anything definite can be ascertained. Nolson'* representative sent |
to Cranbrook, ha* returned. He savs
organisation ther* I* moat perfect,
but that more help la needed a* prac
tit-ally all the homeless ones an encamped there.    Paeaenger* for    the
*a*t     ov_t th. C.P.R, Hn. left «_reiquotod     from .tatoment of  Laurier
as usual thl* morning and will   go "himself).   Rejected, 95 to 50,
Ottawa, July 25. — The session,
Which closed on Monday was the
longest in the history of Canada. It
was a record session in several other respects.
It authorized the largest supply
bills known in Canadian history.
It votetl^more subsidies than any
previous session.
It saw the longest and most damaging list of exposures ever recorded
in one year, of Government mal-ad-
mlnistratian, of public graft and departmental imcompotonce; some made
in the. House of Commons, somo In
committees, and some by commissions.
It saw more effort by Government
supporters to suppress inquiry and
conceal the facts than had ever been
known in parliament before.
It saw the greatest number of
votes to excuse wrong doing and. to
reject propositions of reform than
had ever been recordod in ono Session
It saw more Government surrenders and backings-down than any Ministry had made In the same length of
timo before.
It saw more onergottc and. effective
opposition than has been known at
Ottawa for many years,
A Rocord of Bad Votes.
The following record of motions
voted down gives some Indication of
the nature of the session
December Sth. Motion ot Mr. Cock
shutt that the conduct of publlc business has not been characterized- by
reasonable foresight, care and prudence. Rejocted by a vote of 95 to
December 10th. Motion of Mr.
Armstrong for free rural mail delivery.   Rejected, 103 to 54.
December 11th. Motion ot Mr,
Barker condemning the unbusinesslike arrangements and lack of public control ln respect to the Quebec
bridge.    Rejected, 96 to 50.
January 18th.       Motion   of    Mr,
mes for tho production of original
applications for four timber limits,
Rejected, 86 to 51.
January 21st. Motion of Mr. Bor
den that the representatives of the
people have the right to examine
public documents connected with the
business of tbo country, and that tho
denial justified the refusal of supplies. Accepted by Government and
passed unanimously.
January 24th. Motion of Mr.
Northrup, that subject to certain
considerations, members ot Parliament have a right to examine the
ment have a right to examine the records of Government, nnd the archives (language   ot    the    resolution
W-9-BAL9 WIBn CAM-   |«_, Conservatlv.   partywould    do ths scandals.    Ther. wsre thing. In
Nanaiiiio, Aug. 8.—    anythm*1 'or the mosses and In Can- the   administration    re the purohase
' ada he had come to the same   con- and patronage that he had condemn-
held on the clu**oa'    Tllc Liberal party was dif- ed himself.     However corrupt    the
ferent.     Whatever bad wiib associa- members of parliament were,     they
ted with   it, it was the best party were no moro corrupt than the pub-
tor reformation. llc sentiment that sent them   there,
He looked on the poltoy of the de- He believed    there   was corruption,
velopment of Canada as the greatest but not 10 pcr    cent, of what    had
issue in Canada and the most    lm- been credited to tho Liberal party.
portent part
The statement which we make in
our news columns regarding the opening out   of a new mine by    the
Wellington    Colliery Company    may     ,__ ,„ ^^y nppre-
not be news to many of our readers, dated by the afWeted cltliena. Many
There may be some, however,     who ,_'.___.t*A_   -        ■ ■
Outalde town* ■_«- **m**>*-ai nobly to the appeal for asslstaac* and
provisions, tent* and absolute
cesaitie* coming In steadily aad th*
homele** receiving food and abetter.
Expressions of aynrpathy, and offer*
of money and provlelone ar* being
received from town* far and wide,
and     such kindness is keenly appre-
hnd not heard of it, and there "are UB*"inib,« ar* arriving In town on
'ew, wo imagine, who ore fully ac °" pr0"P«* «f Im food aad lodg-
qualnted with the real magnitude   of 7%1"" *»* .       t
th* now    developments    or realized' t™6 """^    "a*1*work    *»
their vital Importance to the future c°mpUrted- °» mon e~e*- ~*»   ■*
of the city.     What Is haDDenlno-    I. •*™,ded *° ln «a emcient manner by
— I*    being openedTout'"" P0™*     *
Oat „ -,	
which wlll be the ei|Ua, ol the
tension mines. The seam of coal
is In some respects botter than that
which Is lielog worked at Extension,
and th* acerage Is Just about the
some In extent. The new mine will
moan a new lease of life to our oity.
It means more thnn that,
there wa*
of the      ^^^^^^      .  ^^^^^^^^_
knew. As to what would come af-j relief of the Fernie sufferers.
ter nobody seemed to know. It waa
thla uncertainty aa to the future
that destroyed all confidence In th*
stability of the town. No one had
faith enough to speculate and corporate enterprise wo* impossible and
ao ths town drifted Into stagnation
—into a tattled rut the end of which
was desertion and desolation.
All this 1* now changed.   The life
of the town    Is assured.    Confidence
will    be reborn.
^^^^^^ spirit of hopefulness
In th* future of Fernie Is apparent
everywhere, and despondency ha* no
place on the part of anyon*.
CALGARY, Aug. f .-The Turf Ch*
the flre brigade and horsemen  have
combined    to get up a big race to-
That [morrow,    th* entire receipts to    b*
term to the existence.devoted to Fernie flre sufferer*.   Th*
Extension   mines everybody city of Calgary I* giving $8,000 for
a,m<ijt ——-   ~*   ri" *
Premier   -Rutherford and Hon.   0.
W. Cross   met In Calgary yesterday;
decided    on * grant, ot $5,000
for the Fernie eufferer*.
Investment and
will follow. Real estate price* will leap to unprecedented figures, end property will Just
double ln value. Prosperity 1* at
our doors, and a futuro such as was
never dreamed of Is now dawning fetus. This 1* no Irresponsible boosting. We have even now knowledge
of figures to prov* our assertion*.
Th* city, w* r»p*_t,,v)*j aomlng Into
ita own. Th* vp-S,0sklPi government wa* n*v*r giajMar, for th*
town I* now to „S or marred.
There la no longw «_r excuse or pal.
Michel, Aug. 8.—No damage ha*
besn done to Michel a* yet by flre.
Th* towa I* surrounded sad seriously threatened Irom tbe wast. It tb*
wind remain* favorable, ther* may
be no Ion, but If a strong wot
wind coma* up it would ba Impossible to *av* the town aad th* coal
company'* plant..
A train of fifteen ears was mi
up laat night and moves' about 1200
women and children, together with
hospital patient* to Colman ■
Frank. So far Hoamer haa auffand
vary lltM* from tto Or*.
straight through, tha line being clear.
Nelaon, Aug. 3.—Parts of the town*
of Ho—nor aad Michel war* burned
early thla morning by renewed bush
fires. No particular* will he available until wires ar* up which may
be at noon, but it is known that
many building* in both places went
up this morning. Michel especially,
is said to b* completely doomed. No
damage wa* •uetalned at Coal Creek
juat west of Femle, which' wa* men-
.ivueu ytneraay is lmvlng been destroyed along with Fernie.
VANCOUVER, Aug. 8.-A (hspatoh
from Nel*on says:
'Rumor is persistent amongst the
refugee* that the fires started In
three separate place* at one* and
that It looked as If some one had
lighted them intentionally.
It 1* asserted that the Black-
Hand prisoner* ware responsible for
tto conflagration, igniting the Urn-
bar to create a diversion and llber-
Sts th* prtoOMra. Ths atory I*
doubtad, but I* perelsteot aad la accepted   by som*   prominent    Fern-
Motion of Mr. Cockshutt, against
assisted Immigration except of agricultural, and domestic class, headed
ofl by Government amendment.
January 28th. Motion by Mr. Borden, that Canada should not ontor
lato any treaty depriving herself of
the control of her own immigration.
Rejected, 100 to 45.
February 6th. Motion of Mr Lake,
The   mass   meeting	
Green last Saturday afternoon, " >
addressed by Ralph Smith, M.P.,
took place as advertised, and was
attended by some two hundred people all told, ln wbich were included
a good following ol Socialists,
many Conservatives and enthusiastic
Smith workers, J. H. Hawthornthwaite, M.L.A., and Parker Williams, M.L.A., were present as woll
aa Mr. Jardlne, M.L.A., who made a
brief addross, and Mr. MoGowun, M.
L.A., of Vancouver, who happened to,j
be in the city.
Mr. Smith made a somewhat lengthy address, touching on three or
four of the federal issues and making considerable reference to provincial matters. He seemed particularly bitter against Premier McBride aad took several occasions to
touch up the premier's record. The
C.P.R. received some attention during the proces* and th* G.T.P. wa*
favorably commented upon, tho
speaker taking particular pains to
explain why be voted against the
amendment offered by the Conservative opposition to have Asiatic labor excluded ln the building ol
G.T.P.    The whole development
ot thia the development of the agricultural loads. The
weakness of England and Ireland
was the allotement of the land to a
few people. In Canada no such
thing could happen. The Liberal
party ha* determined that the land
shall belong to tbe people—thut iS
in the Northwest. The samo-could
not be said of British Columbia, be-,
London, Aug. 8.—The Times
correspondent at Sofia, Bulgaria, reports a panic at Adrian-
eple^the most populous town
In European Turkey, after Constantinople,    owing to the mu-
eause already the government of Brl-1^ *'_>_0i _,,d,?,*.• ........
tie!. Columbia had handed over    90
per cent, of the -land to the corporations. The speaker then quoted figures   on , the   development ol   the
Northwest during the past tew years,
th* growth of population, Increased
land* under   cultivation, anticipated
wheat crop of the present year, etc.
There never was an agricultural coun
try developed where immigration wa*
not    nutated.      Th*   Conservatives
had   given   th*   C.P.R. 25,000,000
acres   of land,   to be exempt Irom
taxation for twenty years trom  the
time the' company
Waa in Oale With Wife Whea He Suddenly OoUapsed-Died Within
a Few Minutes.
No patent*
the west waa laid at the doom    ., ifgt ^^ laBi_
the Liberal   party.    According    to ^ ^ ^    ^ ^ 0omfy>i_
the speaker toe entire growth,    the Uy_ mmmnu mm> ^^^
crops, the whoto tadustrlal, develop- BmUf^ ^ ^ condltioM ^
|ment ol the northwest  waa owing to ^^ ^ „,ack timw fc N(malm0
the Liberal government,    "The   Brl- ^ ^ ^^ dlBMter  ^ % toaa.
tlsh Columbia govermnent was soar- ^ d9pre8sj0B ta tbe „„.*, states.
ed for   allowing a Japanew   com- Q          ^ ^^   ,,„_ ^  Wt__
pany to .operate on. Queen Char otte ptm^ ,n ^ ^^ ^ ^ Mr_
Manda,   ndnlng,   se ling provisions, stook#W( ,_   whlcn tb_ MtK ^
[etc     At the a_n. tlm. the .peaker more        more          trado wag
■aid the Japanese treaty whiel.the ^   ^   ^           h expon9l(mo!
were l» the country. He admitted the 0           ^          r          ^ M ,_
Ottawa   government had agreed   to ^^ o{ m Ub_nl                He
wa. to protect Japanese when they .^^   .              iMtan(!e Q,
Domlnloa   government had d_allow- m      ^   Mr-   MoBrWe promotad
r •*_      ~ trt„,b_V,d   _?    "' *-* was re.pon.ible for the develop,
plain how th. British Columbia gov- ^   of   mtuk   Columbia>    The'
erament.   under   the clrcun-taacee. couW   Mt flnd   ,t  but „„*„,    m-
could refrain   from giving Japanese ^^ Ux_a
who came Into the country under the    Speak^ of- nSorwa of tho Llberal
treaty, and were than to be treated. ^ part   ^ noi   ivm    ft
as British subjects, the powers    to ^lt acI0   0, land t0 any ra„way
operate.      Ha also   failed to point corporatlon.    The C.P.R. wa8    the
out   that   th*   Ottawa government amUoa o(    ^ Oonservatlve party
]givo* Japanese fishing companies the That ,„.,,, at victoria wbcM) Mc.
power to operate, gives them llcon- BtU/t   oolIects   „,„   campaign (unds
•"• et0* irom the C.P.R.     When competitive
MT. Smith did   not sav much    on railways want8d t0 ,tart ln Brltlsh
th*   numerous   charges ol    scandal Colllmbia   ^^ ^ c.P.R.,   the
brought against ths Ottawa govern- Torlea voted agaillrt   lt     Th„ ub.
ment, saying that the ory ol scandal „„„ br(Mght tlie GTiP- lnto oxlst.
tor a committee to Inquire into   ibe,we' *•** weaP™ »' IncompeteBts.He eBm     m „id not „ay it was beyond
disposal of timber leases.   Rejected, wound   up by   exhorting his triends ^,0,^,,   but the   comparison    be-
UfLt0 55'   mih     u„..n„   nf  Mr 1*° *""• n° **"* •Uh°UBh hewM|twcen the O.P.H. contract and    the
aST-it "ne"   XlZ po'asi-l'e «•   "'   <™°>* « to "-J    - O.T.P, wa. odious, a., on one aide,
•reedom of investigation should   be «on» unturned to roll up a big ma- xto   Llb*rala   had   established the
enjoyed by the Public Accounts Com- IJority for hlm.
mitteo, and aay action of the  com-    ]_*,
The death occurred very maidenly
in Vancouver Saturday at Mr. IWm,
Bevilockway, son of Mr. Ceo. Bevilockway, of thi* olty, Tb* deceased
wa* well known and popular in thi*
received patents,city, where he had resided for    the
CALGARY. Aug. 8.-At a (pedal
n_*tlng of th* city council held this
afternoon, it waa decided to dispatch provisions to Hernia aufferera
at onco. Th* aldermen wan 1 busy
during th* entire afternoon and bad
train load ot good* ready which
>dt by, special train tonight. Th*
goods lnoludsd _n*e_ tons el flour,
hah- ton of -oat meal, halt too of
jeora meal, Hon ol potatoes, 5,000
pounds of shnUktar bacon, 100 teats,
cooking utensil*, 25 Samp stoves.
Tomorrow morning they will    express on. tttnuand loaves of bread.
(Monday's -Dispatches.)
Owing to th. crowded (tat* pf th*
win* on account ol tha gnat disss-,
Ur at Fernie, It hu bttn taipostlbl*
to get but tb* most meagre particular* of the terribla calamity,
Sunday morning'* despatches aald:
Nelaon, Aug. 1,—A epeota! to
VANCOCV-a, Aug. 3.-B__ 1_-
formation from Nelson plac** th*
total list cl casualties at about a*.
Th» story of sixty being caught
a lumber oamp is diaaedlted at
Natoon. Iour men were killed wftlle
lighting fir* at Sparwood. OtlMr
•""•K-s war* on* woman who was
*>!»_. was carried out ol bar horn*
aad laid la tto middle of th* yard.
Shs was burned.
Ons woman on the flrst (train    to
«ut beak (a trata „f box „„,, m<)i
of fright whea pa-dag through    the
biasing timber.
com-    Mr    Jnrdlna    ML A       h        k r^Iway commIss'on, a great reform
nuttee oxciuuBiii ^.-ridonco Bhould   bs .               .          »._,a.,   wno spose whereby the   peoplo   secured control
subject to tho Immcdlato appeal   u, f<w *f~a ten minutes, became   very „, ^ raliWByg govornmont ol rotes
the House.    Rejected, 108 to 49. much worked   up over the condition TTuw """"3*. governmout ol rates,
March 10th.    Motion by Dr. Reid, of the working man, how he had to ,„        oolnmiB»lon   ev«y -cltlsen
that tondcra for timber limits should ahnost bag for   a  livelihood      ... al,p*al ^ ,or rodro88' He said
■he kept secret till the timo of opon-i . T* '            fiveiinooa.    wa* (be CiRH   vtmiM ,   d   ,        ^
ing. and then opened In public.   Re-.?^™-.b* th'.co-?ora^M- .<*•• «»■ Oon«rvatlve..     Perhaps tho G.Tjt
provided funds for the Liberals,
far as hs knew he could not say.
works for prlvato advantage and
were greater portion ot his life time. He
\ moved to Vancouver to live about
two year* ago. He waa taken Ul
some month* ago and spent a long
term in the Nanaimo hospital. He
left the hospital feeling -much batter
and in fact on Saturday noon, tb*
day ol hia death, had written a letter to hi* folk* her* saying he was
feeling well and that afternoon was
going out to look up some new quarters to move Into. That night at
11 o'clock he suddenly expired from
heart trouble brought on by hi* long
Th* body will arrive on th* Str.
Joan thia evening and ths funeral
will take place tomorrow alternoon
from, the residence of Mr, George Bevilockway on the Newcastle Town-
site, proceeding to St. Paul's church,
where the Rev. Sllva White will can-
duct funeral services, and from thence)
to the Nanaimo cemetery. Funeral
at 2.80.
The deceased wa* in hi* S8rd ytar.
lie wus born in Wellington. Hs
leaves to mourn his los* a young
widow, who will hav* the lympathy
of ths entire community.
The funeral will b* under the auspices of the Fraternal Order of Eagle*, of which deceased wa* a number. He waa also a member of the
Woodmen of th* .World.
A privet* message received by. the
Free Press this alternoon from Vancouver stated that Mr. B*vlloekway
was seated at dinner with his wlf*
and friends nt the Uainer cafe when
he suddenly collapsed. He wu* carried up stairs and died In a few
minutes of heart failure.
Jected, 95 to 50. remark* drow loud applause from the
March 18th.   Motion ot Mr.   Per- SoclalhH*   present,    who apparently
ley. condemning    public _expondituro dld not faU to aee the disadvantage
Rejected,   99
thay were to the previous speaker,
who had been telling of the wonderful development and prosperity of
ths country under the wise administration of ths liberals,
for public bonoflt,
to 48.
March 30th.    Motion by Mr.   Foster, thnt supplies purchased by   the
Gouernmont bo bought by public tender through a    purchasing   commission;     amendment by Mr,   Fielding, I   One of the interesting incidents   ol
that purchases    be by tender as far ths meeting was th* challenge    Mr.
aa practicable aJid    under the diree- s,,^ „»!,„,    m, ei0,_g nmarks
tlon of ministers.,   Amendment    cor-.   . ...        ... Tr    ■ .„
ried aad motion lost by votes ol 98 to ■»1» • *b»»« ■*•* ■*• **»«"
to 48, and 99 to 44. Amendment of thornthwalt* over their respective
Mr. Blain that tho present system careers, a committee ol flve reproof purchasing from middlemen at ex- g—(,- ^ , arranm the details
oesslvs prices lie discontinued. Re- Tt*._T_L lo """S-1 ™_ ae**'"
jected, SO to 86. "' **• "***»•    No tmB*t tao    *•
April 24th. Motion of Mr. Monk, mads th* challenge than Mr. Haw-
that the time has come to cease thornthwalte aro** aiid said that it
paying a bonus of so much per head wai |th _—. o^,-,- ,_.. ,- .-.
for Immigrants.   Rojeotod 95 to 42.      "."„ pTL^Tr^
April 80th. Motion by Mr. Borden, °-,Pt»» •- "*m Mr, Smith sat
that the departmental inquiry down Mr. Hawthornthwaite arose
by Judge Caseells is too narrow, and with    (Bother   challenge that    Mr.
Smith meet him also ia a debate oa
that in view -f tho Royal .Commission report of —ctratagance, waste,
inefficiency, and innl-administration,
public interest demands the appointment of a oommlssion with full
powers to Investigate all departments.   Rejected, 99 _> 48.
May 10th. Motion by Mr, Lake,
regretting the improvident alienation ol public domain and asking lor
'investigation with the view of restoring to the people the lands and
t—nbor obtained by fraud and imposition.   Rejected, 91 to 46.
May 22nd. Motion of Dr. Worth-
Ingtoa, that tho Ross rifle -transactions wero extravagant and improvident.  Jfejcctod, 55 to 18.
May -Oth. Motion by Mr. 'Foster,
that Civil Servico nppoimtmeots
should be- s*ado on merit, aftar an
exuninat-lo-a by nonpartisan ioob-
mission,   -ejected, 72 to 80.
May 29th. Motion by Mr. Lennox,
.in connection with Sir Fred- Borden
land tho St. Jshn cold storage deal,
Om ni.. ... . j -     Ith**   ministers   Bhould not bs  con
f~w man wa* men lying on hla he* |nected wdth companies roceivlng con
on the side of th. track., where tbe
a*~*a were playing all round hlnn
Oa. woman tad her tag broken in
• bos car.
On. cUhtwa. bbrn r__- tto   Ct
—_* la a box sir.
rfo   nam*   ar* available.    Ths**
tto Jar* all tto casualties of which than
* Billiards and Pool $
Best Liquor* and Cigwn.
Cartwright ABarclay
At 4 p.m. today tto bush lira    at I ~_~*a_^_^—
Fernla got beyond control and *pr*_«j Taronto, Aug. ir-Uax.tibmm"thP'
to tto elty of Paula, and la sa In- M-0* who was shot In a harms* (hop.
credibly short thn* tto whols dty lW*da__ay by Walter Mullock la atf
wa« a mas* of flame*, deetrojrl_t|'** Point of death. Mullock and tto
ths entlr* town, with tto axosption ."«•"> aajr It waa purely accidental
of 17 dwslMag hou__, Md rsmhrlng —♦—
«^«--d p-atm. homsto*.  Tto    Part.. Aag. i.-rto ,_,„, ,, a.
I_s__r__i_r tw9 •"* • "•" i**"" *■** •u>-0" «•■•■< «••
J_.n*?_* V_»!_«lt,   who   ,u   _«_!«,_.
Th. Canad-n ___„, lom amount* auto accident at Bolaay c_«*a__-i
jtowpro^-VJy __f . nriWoa dol- |,.uhdd to Ita -bUmJZ.
«• ar. I. rttu wgto, h m d-sc- iU_-aWt alirJir""1
l-» i^.fJ-|0,.;i. f l,ill<,l_      ,.-ff. _^  ., l^.A _.J|
tracts and subsidies from the    Government.   Accepted by Sir Wlllrld.
July 8tti. Motion by Mr. Lennox,
that the committoo appointed to Inquire into* charges of over-classification and ovor-payment on the Transcontinental Railway be Instructed to
resume and complete the investigation,  -ejected, 98 to B8j
July Sth. By Mr. Lake. Amendment to the "Lands Act, that action
to taken, with' the vW of setting
adds a quantity ol Western land to
[support higher eUucaUon. Rejected,
81 to 89,
So-aliam. Th* Socialist
want on to (ay something about Mr,
Smith professing to to a labor man
and than throwing it down. It looked a* If proceedings would become interesting at thl* point M cries Irom
Mr. Smith of "Your* taking advantage, Hawthornthwaite," Md a command from Chairman Booth that
thla wm ao time for a discussion,
interrupted th* Socialist leader,
How*v*r, it passsd without further
incident, Mr. Smith laying to wa*
not discussing Socialism but Federal
aad that   on* thing at
tlm* wm enough.
Aid. Booth wm chairman of th*
meeting. H* (aid that ther* had
Man a great deal of esnsur* on 'ths
Ottawa government and it wm flt-
_ng that tto member would now
hav* an opportunity of defending Ua
any rote he nover got anything. He
had no doubt that both being faithful children of the two parties, they
(the parties) would go out to seek
ammunition from them.
Explaining why he had not voted
for tha amendment excluding Asiatic* from working on the G.T.I',, he
■aid that tha C.P.R. had been allowed to use Asiatics, and supposing
tho G.T.P. wero excluded from using
Asiatics, wouldn't the C.P.R. take
tbem all. He read a letter from
Vice-President Wainwrlght of the G.
T.P., written ln 1904 to him, in
which he wa* assured that the company would employ no Orientals on
tbe construction. McBride had been
taking    all   the credit for tbe fact!
The olgarmakers' union will vot*
on nn amendment to the general constitution, providing that a member
of the international union- for 25
yoars may draw upon the local union to whloh he belongs for $800,
which amount is to be deducted from
his death benefit*.
T^e aubeUnos of Mr. Smitl!**
speech in brlsf I* a* follows:
First to would giv* a brief out-
Has, Mr tto buaftt of th* »tr*ng*ra
who hav* lately cam* to Naaalmo,
of tto difference between th* govsrn-
mants of -nglaad Sad Oaaada, say-
lag which, tto speaker at aome
length gave lorn* of tto principles
In which tto two dlftersd. There wa*
July 19th.   By Mr. Foster, setting ao third power at Ottawa.    Bla hu-
forth and    condemning the   reckless ilD1^   JT^k_T., !_.~?
and Imprudent financial  pollcyi ol the _""' ** » ""a0* »' •*•   "<>"»•
Government.,  Rejected. WM to make a selection between th*
-t addition there were over a doz- Conservative* *_d tto Libtral*.   He
en motion* amending   tha  elections couldn't —"-mln silent
act, by Inserting more stringent pro
vlalons against fraud and c-rr-ptlon,
■gainst Interference by Qo-vernmont
oflclala, and giving greater publlcl-
Sr to election expenditure. Ttieae,
. 1th tto amendment against Federal
Interference with Ontario list-, were
all rejected- by the Govemrnent majority.
a   J    a a--t_
_. In his opinion tto only way to wmtdy the .Vila
of society wis for any map to select tM bast machinery that existed,
to support   tto party that    would
do tto   most for Us opinions,    Hs _ ]^^^^^^-^
wanted to sty frankly tbat la Etog-'tente that can't do anything    else.
had to had nsvsr (sen my alga that He thought th*r* wm som* truth in.
.t-.i-l.i i.: . ,     - .--'__•_
Aalatlcs in the British Columbia section, but thi* had been determined
long ago. At McKenzle King's in-
'estigatlon in Vancouvor, it wosij
shown that the G.T.P1. had refused'
to employ Orientals.
Postal reforms were then dealt
with. The Liberal* had secured Uio
penny postage to _ngland and had
changed a big deficit Into a surplus
in the department. The Liberals
had alao organized a labor bureau.'
Speaking of ths Oriental question
he said, Who brought the Orientals
here?—The Tory party. Who assisted them?-The C.P.ll. Who brought
them her* In 1907?-The C.P.R. and
Mr. Dunsmuir. The Liberal party
increased the Chinoso tax to
1100, and then to 1500. The Japs
not come in great numbers here
until 1907. He refuted the statement that the Japanese treaty
brought th* Japs here. All the
treaty did wu to protect them when
th* sains as any British subject. Th* treaty wa* mad* by the
British government and w. had to
agree to lt. He characterised Premier McBride'* legislation against
tto Oriental* a* torn foolery, farcial,
etc, At th* time he wm making a
grand stand play over the Oriental
gt-Stlon he wu conferring favor* on
a Japan*** company, allowing them.
all th* privilege* of operating the
•sin* u a whito company. I
Touching on th* scandal talk ol
tto Ottawa government, Mr. Smith
■aid It wm ImpoMlble to discus*
scandal, Scandal was easy for the
man without brain*. You nev*r flnd
M Intelllgsnt man a scandal mon-,
gsr.    Scandal was left to Ineompe-
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Olympic Reflections.
It would seem that the Olympic
sports ln London have reallv provided more controversy and bickering
than athletic excitement. True there
were some-splendid contests and the
degeneracy and deterioration of the
Briton in things sporting were, not
so much in evidence' as the croakers
would have had us expect. '.'nior-
tunately some of the events.gave rise
to some bitter dispute and now mime
of tho saner English Journals are
questioning the advisability os such
international Olympiads.
The.trouble began with our friends
from over the line. That in Itself is
the American temperament to get
not surprising. It is the essence ol
there any old way. it comes out In
all tholr games and sports. itv Ib
not that they openly and flagrantly
resort to unsportsmanlike methods,
. or cast the rules governing the garni-
to the winds, liut they lake a different view-point of sport. Thoy
will strain all rules and conditions
to the breaking point, make use nf
any device which is not expresily
prohibited, and generally ;iUy '<'!'
victory at all costs. Take their
rugby game, or even baseball. Jl
course, I am an Englishman, and
therefore perhaps, not in a position
to give an unbiased opinion; li,»t it
does seem to me that the whole atmosphere ol the game, the ipirit in
which It Ib fought out, and the dodges and practices which are gmeral-
ly recognised as legitimate, ure ull
In themselves the very antithesis ol
what the term "good sport" denotes and expresses. Take the wrestling game, also. No game, not even
boxing, pits man against iuu-i on
such equal terms. It'is all a question of skill, grit and endurance, or
rather it ought to be. What -, has
become in the hands of -its Vmerlcan
exponents, let ringsiders tell. Only
there is this to be said, that, Irum
the point and view ol clean upright
sport one of the finest games of lho
world has been turned Into a cross
between a mill and a shamble--.
As I said tt is all indicative ol the
-American temperament, not that 1
want to be accused of display! ig
Pharasatc spirit by any of my American triends in town. This much,
at loast, must be conceded that thiB
same characteristic spirit has spoiled the great Olympic meeting and
left an aftermath of embittered feelings which.it may tako years -o remove. It all began with the Tug
of-War. Seeing that tho Americans
aro such sticklers for the letter, rather than tbe spirit of tho rules, it
Is astonishing that they should have
first raised such an outcry and t'lun
childishly -withdrawn their teams.
The police et home wear heavy
boots, shod at the heels with Iron
plates. It was these "heel plates"
that the Americans kicked at, yet
there was nothing In the rules prohibiting thom. One has only to ask
ot himselt what the Americans would
have done under similar circuiniUn-
ces to pluce tho wholo Incident in
its proper light.
Next came the 400 metre race,
which was declared void. The rea-
aon It was declared void was that
Carpenter had bored Into the l-'.ng
lish crack Hnlswoll. After the judgment, the American runners are
again withdrawn. Without a doubt
this is tho ugliest incidents of the
whole meeting. Ot course -Americans
deny that Carpenter ovor took Hals-
well's ground; but there is tho unani
rnous decision of the- English Judges
and officials of the courso. At such
a meeting nnd In such company such
action on tho part of a competitor
Bhould have been as promptly denounced by his loam mates as by
the officials and Judges. Instead of
that we are told that Halswell was
never Interfered with and thnt he was
runoff his feet.
The whole incident suggests a re:
flection. One would imagine from
the vapourtngs of some ot our friends
that amateur sport Is,always clean
and gentlemanly. It Is the professionals >who Introduce questionable
tactics, underhand methods and mean
dodges, and who moke strict and-explicit regulations of any gamo a necessity. This Is all nonsense. A
good professional has first of all to
been a good amateur, and I have
never seen anything ln the shady line
done by a professional that I have
not seen equalled- by the amateur.
And It holds.good In any branch of
sport. Carpenter was a -University
man, and I have known other 'Varsity sports very like him. Tho truth
is that, while we must all admit
that this kind of thing cannot be too
severely frowned upon, If lt Is perpetrated by a member of our own
side, openly, at least, wo will deny
lt or seek excuses. The result inevitably works injury to the best Interests ol sport.
The effects of these incidents on the
crowds at the Olympic stadium was
to generate a feeling of hostility towards the American athletes. The
two countries havo rarely clashed on
the athletic Hold without a dispute
or difference ol somo kind and this
comes u a fitting climax to all that
has gone betore. Without a doubt
it has lett thc bitterest feelings behind it, and even a cold douche to
the really admiruble idea of those
Olympic gatherings, nnd it is questionable whether or not any more
will beheld.
Again the result of tho contests Is
another cause of quarrel. Ily one
system ol counting the Americans
have an overwhelming load. Needless to aay thnt It Ib the system adopted by the Americana, the. only
one they will over use. Counting
only first, however, tho Americans
are rather out ol it, and this Is tho
system favored by the English sporting writers. The Olympic officials
very, wisely refrained from giving a
decision at all, so that this time
thero wm no trophy tor tho conquering nation.
Bo far as I could make out thero
were certain events which the Americans refused to count at all. They
were not field games. - Also they
were not games that the. Americans
played much. However, the discus
games and hammer throwing* which
haVe no vogue In England lt wu
only proper to count and ao the
childish clamoring for point* went
on. On the whole honors were pretty evenly divided aa they ought to
be If there la to be any interest in
international contests. The 100 moire sprint, furlong, and quarter mile
races, which have always been counted American events, war* taken   by
ths United Kingdom and Colonies ;
but th*. American* retrieved , these
losses by her gains In the , longer
This feature of the gathering was
satisfactory enough, lt was ih the
spirit uisp'iuj-ou by the.-American
athletes and tne feelings generated- by
their action Cnat an tno uuostions
nan -risen; scores of sine issues
uave since arisen, iii which of course,
tlie now minium- .question of whetu-
er or not loo juuui tilno and attuu-
llou is not given io utiiioticisin nus
auomateuiy taHcussuil. 'iho spe-eiaiiei
una speciuusm hus ulso oeon in evidence; the man, tlml in, who wants
to Know wny- tne man who can win
a hundred yul-Us Uimn cannot -win tile
nulo or tno lour nine, or tho Mura-
lllonj why tho man who run iuuko a
oroaK of a hunorod at billiards cannot compile a hundred at cricket,
iho all-round uthleto nowadays, is
loke tho handy man, d ack of all
trades and master of nono.
The Olympic meoting was moro
than a great international contest,
tt was a gathering of iiullonal stars
in overy brunch ol sport. The crowa
in tho stadium saw in competition
the athletic heroes of tho world, and
this in Itself is a sulllciont justification for tho Olympic gathering, lt
M to bo hoped that thoro will bo
others. Tho Americans woro, It
seems tho only nation with a kick
and may be tho very mistakes ol
this year will holp tno noxt Olympiad.    Let us ull hope so ut least.
Tho Ketcholl-Kclly light at Sun
Francisco last Friday sooins to hav
oeon somothlng of a surprise. Both
mon ere niusu.-s of ring cruft, and
skilled boxers. ,Yot thoy uppear to
lave rushed in on oach othor and
slugged away as though thoro wus
nothing at stake and thoy woro engaged in a bar-room scrap. Kot-
-•hell was dropped to his kneos flrst
■Jung, and in that and tho second
iound was called on to pluy the bet
ter part of him that recoives. Thon
ae changed round und iu a flash Kol
•y was down and out, and Stanley
.md onco moro. established his claim
to the championship.
AUBURN, N.Y., . Aug. l.-Mrs.
-ary Farmer, the condemnea murderess ot Mrs. Sarah Uranium, of
-rownsville, ls under sentence to die
in the electric chair at thu state
, rison here next week, but steps ta-
en by her counsel looking to an-
oth*r trial will serve to prevent the
sentence being    carried out at    the
reseat tlm*. The prevailing im-
. reesion 1* that tbs sentence ultimately wlll be commuted to ons of
if* Imprisonment. The woman her-
-If hu displayed little emotion ever
Ins* her conviction and appear*   to
• indifferent to her fate.
Mra. Farmer'* crime wu one    ol
h* molt liendlsh In the criminal annate of N*w York. Her victim who
*u (IS ysar* old, wu h*r neighbor
nd Intimate friend, and her motive
wu to gain possession of the llron-
itan home, deeds of which Mrs.. Earner had forged. Mra. Brennan was
hacked to pieces and her body stuf-
—Un a trunk,    Mrs. Farmer's hus-
and I* alao under indictment on a
charge of murder ln the first degree
s accessory to th* crime.
SAN . FRANCISCO, July 81.—
Startling revelations which may in
voKe immigration oillciais at Pacific cuaet points and along the Mexican border are expected from an in-
vcetigation now boing carried on by
the Federal government of the illegal entry of Chinese and Japanese
coolies into this country.
Prof. Bernardo Sanford ol Sanlord
University, is one of the men appointed by the presldont to investigate the immigration condition. He
sold yesterday that so far no Information of importance had been obtained, but lt Is reported that a'
ring of coolie smugglers had been
discovered which includes some big
merchants of Chinatown, and that
this organization had been carrying
on a regular business of raising
funds to aid in the smuggling operations.
CALGARY, July Sl.-People of
Calgary are not Inclined to accept a
telegram from Lord Roberts declining to stop over In Calgary, as a
final answer, The Hospital Board
tonight passed an enthusiastic resolution requesting that Gen. Roberts
lay ths corner stone of the big general hospital which is undor construction. It ls probable he will
also bs asked to lay the corner stone
of the new city hall, also under construction.
Henley, July 81.—The Leander crew best the Belgians in
the eight oared race held here
today ln connection with the
international Olympic regatta.
Buston, Aug. 1.—Boston has capitulated (o nn invading force of 10,-
000 uniformed Knights of Pythias,
who have gathered here for tlie 25th
biennial national encampment of the
order. Arrangements for the entertainment of the thousands of visitors have been in prcjress for some
month* pad, and today the finishing
touches were given to the program.
The entire business district of the
city ie gaily decorated with the national colors and the emblems of the
order. The decorations of some ol
the big business houses on Washington, Tremont and Boylston streets
ore especially elaborate and elicited
much praise from the arrivals today.
The visiting Knight* will be quartered In 3,000 tents which have been
erected on Franklin Field. The camp
has been named after one of the
great deported Pythian leader*, Jos.
11. Lyon. The "tented city" covers
seventy-seven acres of the big publlc
playground,.with the usual aquarein
the centre and a main street down
the middle. For convention meetings, a main tent ha* been, erected,
and, in addition, dining tents, with
running water ln each. There also
will bs large reception and hospital
tents, with a corps ot physicians
and nurses constantly in atteodance.
T wo great parade's will bo the spec
tacular features of the week. One
will be held Tuesday, when 10,000
uniformed men will be ln lino in the
Uniform Rank parade.     On the tot-
NEW YORK, July 31.-The gowns
of the modified Directoiro order are
still the talk of New York and Paris. Such a fashion ln extreme developments will never find favor with
tho conservative minded, but when
modified and toned down it is sure
to bo an accepted fashion for a
timo at loast.    However, it is not a
Ruseellville,     Ky., Aug. 1.— •
Four negroes, Virgil, Tom and *
Robert Jones,    and Joe Riley, *
were taken from jail here early *
today aud hanged to a  tree on *
the edge of the town. *
President aod Mannglng Director.
R<>< rfftnry-Trea-ur-r.
Ruasellville, Aug, 1.—No shots fc
suitable gown to bo worn on the were fired by the mob, whloh was ft:
street, although many women here composed ot about 50 men, and tho ft;
in Now York have boen bold enough ,9    , the town know nothi       , F
to wear a slashed Directoiro on  the "~     _ ,        .„ _■   ,-. -_i , ...    fc
prominent streets. It Is a gown,,the ***** uutil ^y1 -ht *»maM th8 fc
that when perfectly carried out and four bodies dangling from a tree IC"
worn by   a tall,    graceful woman, 'just outside Russellville. \\t
prancoo,\roo„"\h\rrcoha„d,a„i * ">»<-»* «- - '«- h i
can easily bo made conspicuous   and u— on one of the bodies: g=
vulgar.    Some of the materials em-     "Let this be     a  warning to you ft:
ployod aro the most transparent fa- niggers to let white people alone, or
brlcs made and under them are worn' m m H
pink     fleshings.     Most   women aro ' " '        b
loath to glvo up thoir fluffy lingerie had better shut up or quit,
for a pair, of long silk hoso and   a j   The negro men    who were lynched
short,     tight   fitting linen cambric Were members of a  lodge, and at a
chemise, which is all the underwear I   Aa,__,   .^,......   .. ,„ _„m      *w«-
that some of the Paris beauties   uroi"16?"1*   r<XBatly' lt ls "aid'     they
wooring.    The skirts to theso mud-! approved   of the killing of a  white
ols are swathod about tho figure in farmer named James Rodgera by
long,   clinging    linos with a   long,
pointed train  .which is laid around
the feet in unbroken lines. The hips
are in no way visible and are some-
negro tennant. This murder occurred in tbe southern part et Logan
county, and lt Is supposed here that
times fitted by upturned plaits,' the mob was made up ot men from
which extend downward several In-]_,„♦, part ot the country,
ches. No lining whatevor is per- —.. __._. . . , ,_ , ,,
mlsslblo around the foot of the | The negroes had been in Jail
skirts for thoy must curve in rather oral days and while there had been
than stand out, to carry out the considerable unrest since the at-
slendorness of tho silhouotto, It is tempt on the part of a mob total-
not probable that ovon society wo- _ . , "T-.
men will adopt these ultra styles, |Br<"*der' *"• sla,'»r °' Cunningham,
but for the stage where oxaggera-ifrom the jail Borne nights ago, no
tions prevail, they aro Just the real trouble was anticipated and
thing. These styles are merely re-' ^w was no guard around the pri-
productions of tho robes of ancient „,, _. n. . .
Greece and. Rome, but they are •Ml- ah« effort to get Broader fall-
greatly modified and cannot begin to ed because he was spirited out ol
compare with the diaphanous gowns j0il by the sheriff and sent to Bow-
wlth which the beauties of that age:Ung Qreeil| and    ,ater to ^^^
where he ia now confined awaiting a
adorned themselves.
I The mob came into town so quietly that none of the res dents wcre
aroused from slumber. They oallod
Jailer Butts to the door of the jail
and ordered him to turn over hie
keys or be shot down. The mob
took the four negroes to a "tree   on
VIENNA, July 31.-A series of
terrific thunder and rain storms have
caused destruction and heavy loss In
the Austrian tyrol. The Bukowina
district and the —tiler valley suffered especially.    The loss of life    has
. „ a   t-      tiie outskirts of the c ty where    the
been hoavy.        Corpses are floating ", *        J """""
BOSTON, Aug. a.-Fosslbly the
nly men in the world without a
friend outside prison walls is Wm.
E. Hill, a. civil war veteran, who
today entered upon his 80th year as
an inmate of the atate prison in
Charlwtown. Hill I* aarving a liie
sentence for the murder of William
Jacob*, near Stroughton Centre,   in
1870.       His   friend*   deserted him Lowing day^wlU take"place" the" pa^
flrat, and    hia wife,    who Bde of _,„ aubordihate lodges, with
aided him In the commiaslon of the ig,m Members 0, the ordw march.
crime and then turned states evidence, ing,
at the trial, long since disappeared. I Following the second parade the
IUI1 wui first sentenced to be hang-'drill competition In camp will begin
ed, but this sentence was later com-'and oontlnue morning and afternoon
muted to life imprisonment. He en- Thursday end Friday. On Wodnes-
te«d prtoon Aug. 8, 1870. Since dfty evening there will be a recep-
then he hu been outside prison walls tlon by tbe Supreme Lodge to all
only twice-once when the prison members of the order in Mechanics'
was transferred to Concord, and a: Hall. The programme of the en-
gain a few yeara later, when It was *__pmj_jt- will continue until Tue*--
transferred back to Charlcetown. Al- day, Aug. 11, When It will, be dosed
though he has spent the best years with a banquet to the aupremo
of hia life behind the bars and la Lodge members and tholr ladles at
now an old man, he has never lost the'hotel Somerset,
hope of aome day being pardoned.     i 4
 •  I   WINNIPEG,     July 81.-H. Rosen-
OALIFOHNIA FLOODS. thai, aged 13 years, wae drowned In
the river-at St. James ferry,    last
Asuka, Cal., Aug. l.-Sev«ral feet evening. While driving with sister*1
ol water ia sweeping down the big «nd brothers tho horse took fright.-
fork of the San Gabriel, carrying going down the steep hill to the
tree* and driftwood with It, u th* -cry and plunged Into the river,
result of a cloud burst ln San Ga- Tlie „hol* party wero thrown
brl_ canyon. A rescue party hu tho water,
I ecu formed and wlll (tart for
th* man,
mouth of th* canyon to offer aadat- taoa.
ance If tt la needed.
All w'ere saved but Hy-
who did not come to the sur-
The horse wos also drowned.
SOHANTON, Pa., Aug, l.-An explosion of gu occurred In the Bellevue colliery of the Delaware Ic Lackawanna Coal Company, and it    ls
Orillin, Ont.,
15 years old,
bathing here.
July 81.—Leo. Coney
wa*     drowned while
SCRANTON, Pa., Aug. 1.- After
an executive session'   that continued
reported that twenty men were kill- until    this afternoon   the grievance
ed.     Rescuing partita carrying    30 board of lh* Delaware, Lackawanna
stretchers have gone Into th* mln*.    and Western Hallway awltchmen   ia- noon was    in good spirit*.    It    Is
Ottawa, Aug. l.-Ths sale of    the sued an appeal to United Statea com [thought the hot weather, added   to
other troubles, cauaed him to   corn-
down tho swollen streams and houses and structures have been washed
away. The death roll in the Bukowina is said to be 50, whilo lh the
Zjilier valley 20 persons have lost
their lives. The village of Mehrn,
near Brixlegf has been overwhelmed
by a landslide and sixteen persons
are reported killed.
negroes were strung up in a row.
Tho mob dispersed as soon as it hod
finished its work, and there is no
clue to the members ot the band.
; ■»—!  ■
Konora, Ont., July 31.—Mrs. Acker-nan died in the hospital here this
morning and the condition of    Mrs.
JOHNSON CLAIMS CBAMjPM)N-6 Humphrey is still very serious. Mrs.
Slltp   BELT. J Ackerman and Mrs. Humphrey were
attacked with'a  hammer by aboard
ther house a few days ago,
and sustained fatal injuries.
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Canada of a Cliartere- -tank, except in tlie Yukon,
and at tlie principal banking points in the United
They are negotiable at $4-9- to the £ sterling in
Great Britain and Ireland,    l'liey form an excellent 1
method of remitting small sums tif money «ith safety
and at small cost, and raav lie obtained without de-    ,, ..    -       _.
to at any office of the Bank. *-*    *-t'*  BOX 54
The Jones Hotel
Gatacre Street.
L. M. de GEX,   Manager
Helena, Mont., Aug. 1.— Weather Director Young laat night
stated that Miles City had a
temperature of 108 yesterday.
This Is the highest recorded in
the country. There was ono
death and one prostration at
'Phone 44
Dealer in All Kinds ot
Keats Delivered freo of charge oa tils
Shortest Notice.
Will Fight   Mike   Screck in London el. nt
tor Championship and a  Purse
ot Five Thousand Dollars. 	
CHICAGO, Aug. 1.—A despatch -to ___
the Trlliuue from Cincinnati saya: I Montreal| Aug 1,_jj0rd Roberta'
Mike Schreck of this city, and Jack ,„„„, „, Btm uncertnlll. He wag
Johnston, the colored heavyweight to ,,„,, g0De to 0Mawa th), mom_
pugilist, have been matched to box in-_ but pcmtf0Iiei ^ trlp until t0.
20 rounds at ths National Sporting momw, He wi„ g0 dlrect toGov.
Club in London on Oct. IB. Frank „„„„,„,, nouie y,,, thea it „,,,. ,„,
Kelly, who is now managing Mlke'd0l.i(le(1 whethor h0 wJ11 g0 evm
Schreck, received word yesterday }„, WMt „ ly^t,,,
from the club. I .  »
Schreck and   Johnston will    fight LEG POLLED OFF.
for tho   world'a   heavyweight cham
pionship. _ Johnston now claims tlio     St'  Catharines,  Onii,, Aug. 1.-0.
title,    Tommy Burns having refused MII,or-    a  -mtthvllle   young   man,
to mcet liim-, under reasonable
dltions. They will receive a
of 5.1,000 and all expenses.
—The situation at Adrlanople,
* the headquarters of the second
army corps, Is giving rise to
much concern. Tho strong feeling against tha Sultan ln Ad-
rlalople bus been evidenced by
the tearing down of placarda
bearing the words "Long Live
the Sultan," while at a meeting held in the public gardens
yesterday a protest proa raised
against cheers being given lor
the Sultan.
MONTREAL, July 81.-Field Marshall Lord Roberts is indisposed today owing to the intense heat, the
mercury hovering around 90 degrees.-
He did not attend the board ot
trade reception at noon in consequence, Cut holies to attend a gar
den party at the residence of hi*
host Mr. Meighun, late thia afternoon, There la a possibility of
hla lordship cancelling hie western
trip. '
 ♦ '
was killed leet night while working
a separator on a farm belonging
to Jacob Miller. He was on top ot
tho machine and accidentally stepped
into the feeders. His leg was pulled oft at the hip.
♦ '     . ■
RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 1.- Two
children drowned, traffic tied up on
railroad* and most of the navigable
'rivers, crops datuaged and in large
Unas of low lands entirely destroyed, is a partial record of the effects in eistci-n North Curollna ot ft
storm th t ru^ed on the Atlantic
coast Thursday aud yosterday, moving inland, accompanied by heavy
VAMCOUVEH, Aug. l.-Two farming accidents, on* of which was fatal
ooeurred yesterday afternoon at Chil-
llwaek. Fred Lazenby wa* 4—uling
hay when he fell off the top of his
lo d and was Immediately crushed
to death ly the heavy wheels passing over his body. William McKen-
sie Uk*wl*e fall from the top of a
Handing atill and a broken collar-
load of hey, but hla wagon wa*
bone aad arm were hls injuries.
TORONTO, Aug. 1.—Fear ol operation tor appendic!-* caused the
death ol Wong Yon, a young Chinaman, yesterday. He waa brought
to the hoapitai yesterday, and    al-
j though the case was not serious, the
hanging to a tree at the rear of hi. do?tor,    MMtA to operato.   mm
Kingston, Ont., Aug. 1
eholson,     77 years   old,
-John Nl-
was found!
home at Sunbury, ten miles
hore, yesterday afternoon. F
h*on working that morning,
when hi* son left him In th*
apaelal Qusb*o tercentenary postage mlnloner of labor 0. P. Nelll, and
•tamp* ha* reached a total ol 99,- Chairman Martin Knapp, of the la-
000,000 and the peat office revenue terstate Commerce Commleelon, untie* b*en 1589,000. der th* proyl*lon of th* Erdmsn law
ratt suicide.
he was informed of their intention
he wa* much terrified. Everything
was don* to quiet him but he expired in a law hour*.
Kenora, Ont., July 31.—Geo. Bet-
ten was seriously crushed while Jacking up a cor at Eagle, and died this
morning. Deceased leaves a wife
end soveral children unprovided for.
He only lately arrived from England.
Wilemstad, Curacao, Aug. 1.—The
ne s that President Castro has
fvlilidrawn the cxaquators of all the
Dutch consuls and vice-consuls in
Vonezueln until thc Netherlands government apologize* for the alleged
insults to Venezuela, was received In
Curaco by the Str. Deogfred. The
government Is in telegraphic communication with several steamship
lines ln an effort to get a vessel to
come to Curaco and take M. De
Rouse, the former minister of the
Netherlands to Venezuela, who was
expelled by President Caatro, to a
point where he can connect with a
steamer for Holland.
LONDON, Aug. 3.—Telegraphing
trom Tabriz, Persia, the correspondent of (to Time* says:
Holtillties were renewed yesterday,
and today there waa shelling again,
considerable number of snells entering the Christian and European
sections ol the city. Both the royalist* and anti-royalists need money
and are making forced levees to obtain funds. Tho business situation
is pitiful. The Turk* are atill advancing In the Urumlah district and
th* re-occupation of Sulbalak may
at any moment begin.
UNION BAY. Aug. 3.-Indl,in Tom
ot the reservation at Comox, who
ha* been mlasing for the last two'
weeks, wa* found drowned at Hornby Island this morning. The body
has the up] e.irance of having been
in the water fdr some lime. Friends j
of the Indian think that he wa*
fishing round Yellow Rock when he'
fell into the water. Tho coroner
will' hold nn inquest tomorrow.
Union Brewino- Co.
Iii mi ted.
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aqd Pastry
Always Fresh on Hand.
Wedding end Party Cakes Mad,- to
Fruits and Candies of All Klnlil
Prices are    very   reasonable.    All
Customers treated alike.
On the Haplanade.
Ladysmith,  II. 0.
Tlie Best Butcher Shop
in Town is     *
By winning the gamo in Spokane,
'the Beavers reached first place.    Tha '
following was the score: |
Vancouver   ,..,  10
Spokane  5
Percentages— |
Won. Lest. P.C.
Vancouver SI    87    .880
8pol*~ ,- 49 "7 870R--Prts St. Butcher
Bslllnghnm,     Aup;. l.-Two armed   ^^_^_^^,^^^^^_^^^^
pirates rmvod to a   fish trap of the „ /.fmv     Wininrn
Alaska    Packers' Association,    Just THE    01T\     MARKET
BURLINGTON, la., Aug. 1.— Tha'«ou_t of    Point Roborts, yesterday,
March   for   Dan Larooanay, of    the' disarmed the w-tchmnn, bound   and
          London,    Aug, 1.—A limited .            _
u(klng for the Intervention ol Pred- ber of members of the Houaa ot Com,wall known Kaata* City racinghor*o]gagged liim, leaving him at the trap
AUCKJ-T TWILIGHT. dent    Rooaevalt   In th* controversy.lmMU »n* tI,e Ho*"' °* tx"d"    "•*_-» of Lomasney Bro*., who    had and    made ofl   with 5,000 salmon,
-— . lietween the awltchmen and th* la*-'I**1* morning to pass th* approprta- disappeared whll*. vtolOng his  wile's worth *2,000.    Beside* the flan they
Now rotful night bend* to cares* her kaweana    eompaay.     Thl* I*    the tlon- l'"1' *nd receive the royal    as-{brother here, developed the. fact last stole, the pirates loft the trap open
earth-loves everywhere, switchmen's    Inst    resort   to effect'50"' t0   tlle •**■   P****1 »-«•    -"» nifht that he had committed aulcide.''and allowed 35,000 more fish to es-
A big moon risss In th* eaat    to |IHN,      Member* ol    the grievance | opasni-Mt °'   th« Pre*"- session     In Lamusney* body we* found In a»»-'<ap».
•all th* *ky*ea broad; )lMril ^ y,,,. „ Mt anP01lI wta ^January.     The mo»t important    of|cln.dod hollow, the abdomnon rippod I
And drowsy earth   breathes sleepily ^n, 0Tdtr w)n bo ordered, .then meaeurea are the Old Age Pea-.on_i with a pea Valle^whloh    waa
an old-fashioned prayer, 4   . ;——— '(lonl  Bill aad   tho Irish University still tlutched In tho dead man's fln-
A* Day find* anchorage behind the    The convention of tlie Intei-nntlon-JBllI.    At the conclusion of tho*o lor gets.    It I* belitved that Lamaanoy
I   Harbor light* ol Ood.   ' ul Typographical Union will meet In I mallt'es   parliament   adjourned until waa made delirious by the heat. Hla are much Interested hi
■""""-'""-iOiiaaiali -lagualn*. -Button, Maas., on Aug,'10.   " .'   'Oct. 12. /; .wateh and money were lntaet, **»-*'-'»"—*A wirf.*-
Ladyamlth. B. 0.
halation of oxygen by runnrn   and
sprinters, which show that they wer*;
enabled, to hold their breath lor    a
much longer    period and   to make
circles fa»ter I- tlm* without the (ympton-
mibil__d of distress usually present after rac-
racord of *aeh «tperlment In the In-lag.    "
London, Aug. '3.—Athletic BOO AND OIOAB STORY,   , , HHMfl.lHMt'HWtf^
We have a few Mon's and Boys' Canvas Shoos loft which wo
are offering at groatly roduced prices.
Ladies' Whito Canvas Oxfords, at  <  $1.25
Misses' White Cunvus Oxfords, sizes 11 to 2, to clear at ...91.00
Child's Whito Canvas Oxfords and One-Strap Slippers at ... 85c
The "Astoria" Shoo for particular men Is unequalled for style.
Two sailors from the Hornellen
- were charged on Monday with molesting a lady resident of the city
on Sunday evening between the Extension hotel and the bunkers. The
cose was heard in court and the two
sailors who were defended by Mr.
Harrison, were each fined S5 and
There is nothing like it in ths
smoking line. The Grand Duke is a
smoking hot success. It is on sale
all over town. Try it and be convinced. X
Young M. Simpson, who was severely hurt Ln the mine a couple of
weeks ago is making fine progress in
Chemainus Hospital.
The best Smoxe in town Is ths
Grand Duke Cigar. Remember, it ls
made ln town and don't forget to
call for  lt. X.
+   ■
Quito a numbor of the member* of
the Laurel Rebekah Lodge paid a
fraternal visit to Nanaimo last   ev-
rg. Assisted by some of the sis-
from Duncan thoy put on somo
degree work and at the conclusion oft
the session were heartily entertained
hy the Nanaimo ladles.
The committee having in charge the
arrangements for the Football Club
smoker on Monday aro making good
progress. The hall has been secured
and a rattling good musical and athletic programme is assured.
Tho Grand Duke Cigar is on (ale
in Victoria nl Westcrndale's Railway Cignr Store, opposito the E. -
N. Station, and also at, tho Jam--s'
Bay Cigar Store, opposito the C. P.
R. Hotel. Don't forgot this when in
.Victoria. X
from the Dominion government wharf
continuously from 8 o'clock a.m. op
to 10:30 a.m., and there will be one
or two trips made after 12 noon,
The fore for the round trip will be
adults 25 cents, children not members of the Sunday School, 10 cents,
Ice cream will be on sale and, provided the weather Is good there wlll
be a good time for all who choose
to attend,
A meeting of the Executive Committee of the Ladysmith Football
Club was held in the Standard office
last night. Th* committee on bylaws presented their draft witch waa
adopted as a whole. The by-laws
will be printed m folder form and
usod as membership cards. It was
also decided to open the season with
a match between two picked elevens
on Sunday afternoon, August 16th.
MesBrs. _. Hepple, H. -Pulton, T.
Strang, R. Barclay and A. Wajker,
were appointed a committee to organize and control the Oity, League.
There bas never   been any   doubt,
about the quality of the Grand Duke
cigar.   It only needed one trial   to «i
make it a favorite smoke and its ma-1 • •
ker, Mr. P. K. Winch has never been ' '
able to cope with the local   demand
so rapidly-and generally did the cigar establish itself in the popular favor. '   The   cigar received the   hall
mark of approval the other day and,
a    consequence,   Mr. Winch can
only hold on to the tale of his  orders.   It Is the story of a dog, only
unlike all other canine legends, this
one is true and verifiable.
A big Grand Duke hung in the win-:
dow of Johnson's billiard parlors,
protected on the inside by a curtain
and a wire netting. Between the
window and the netting there was
only a bare six inches of space. That
is the stage setting. Enter the dog.
His canlneship was locked In by mistake when' the place was locked up.
What he said when he tound this out
is not known. It might not be print
able, anyhow. What he did ls easily told.
The flavor of that big cigar must
have taken him from the start. He
tore down the curtain, -but thore rej
malned the netting. It was a sticker all right, but- not as strong as the
subtle, penetrating scent ol that cigar, Doggie went down between netting and window. He didn't smoke
the cigar, He hadn't a match in
his pocket. , Ho simply chewed it up.
It was delicious. None of the usual
stuffing in this dope, he thought,
and he gnawed up as it it had passed underneath a cutter. And big as
the cigar was, doggie suffered no ill
effects, and his master, a tailor man,
says that since then he daren't leave
a Grand Duke ln the house.
, i 4 dozen Ladles' and Children's • -
< i Trimmed Hats.   Regular $1.35 ' '
; i to *2.50. . I;
August price, 50-',',
' i Ladles'   Oashmero' Hoso,   lull
fashioned, regular '30c and 40c
August price, 25- \'.
and Children's   Vosts,
fin*. k.& dm fxrxmx^f^«
■    7—.   \f Come and    j
Inspect    |
Subscription List    Will be
for Pay Day.
The editorial note on th* Feral*
lire In which the need for instant
measures of relief waa strongly eiu-
phueized. waa written on tb*
strength ol the ant despatches to
hand of ths disaster. Since thut
time th* full tale ol tb* appalling
calamity haa reached us, and •vary-
where movements lor th* relief of Uie
suilering and homeless victim* have
been and still are being organized.
-o far no aotion haa been taken in
Ladysmith,    This is not because the
town generally la aot ready to reader all    tb* assistance |_ its power.
Tho Tyeo Gun Club    held    a  full'May°r Nicholson wa* lor getting out
day's shooting nt tho traps on Sun- a subscription list right away, but
dny ofternoon. During the afternoon
the competition for tho Noot Cup
was shot off another round, the
scores being as follows:
G. Hepple   ,  28
H. Wright   20
M. McKinlcy         201
R. B. Dior  ,., „ 18
Wm. Keserich   18
Boat and Boat House.   Apply
The annual Sunday School picnic
of tho Methodist Church will be held
on the Shell Beach and the Green
on     Saturday.      A launch will run
Big Clearing of
2-Pieee Sommer
Clearing thom out regardless of
Suits,   regular $15.00 for,
sale at      111.50
Suits, regular $17.60, for
•ale at   118.50
All Other Suits Reduced.
If. ill
Willi*-'* Bloak
on conferring with som* prom)nent
oitlzens, was adviaed to defer it until pay day.
There 1*, of course, no doubt that
more money will be obtained ln thl*
.way, if only the sufferers ar* provided against the flrat plnoh. That th*
appeal will be instantly and generously responded to goes without cay-
ing. The fate of Fernie might be
the fate of Ladyimith any hour and
the common bond of feeling and circumstance will assuredly secure a
lavish measure of assistance.
Secretary of Football Club Ask* for.
Name* of all Intending
The business 0f the organization of
faotbail club hi* now, almost been
completed.. Tb* club is open ta
anyone who may care to become
member. A new departure ha* been
mad* thl* year ln th* condition* and
fee* of membership.
Last year aetlv* mambsr* paid (or)
war* auppoMd ta pay} • dollar entrant* tea and 50 cent* a month,
Honorary membership card* wen
iasued at a dollar, and these card*
entitled tbe holders to all the city,
league game*.
Thi* year than are to be no honorary membership card*. Th* Fa*
for membership hu ban placed at
♦a.oo, which must ba paid In advance. This subscription cover* all
the privileges ol the club. It maka*
a man aetlv* nmnbar ot th* club
and entitle* him to admission to all-
city league games. it does not,
however, exempt a member Irom
Paying to sss either an Island or
Pacific Coast L**gu*. Thi* should
b* clearly undentood.
The club ia now open and th*    ss.
KINSTAZ, Germany, Aug. 4.-Tue
weather waa en-Heat thl* morning,
Whan, at 8.90 o'clock Count Zeppelin* great airship emerged from the
swimming dock at Frederiohaven.
The airship emerged from the dock
and immediately ascended about 100
feet above the water of the lake,
and after describing one magnificent
circle over the lake, proceeded in a
ba* line for thi*. oity arriving here
at 6.56 o'clock. The airship continued on ita way and within one
hour had covered 46 kilo—ieters, and
was over Schal_tau——. From that
Point it continued along the Rhine
to Basel.
Count Zeppelin'* plan i* to continue to Mayance along tha Rhine,
and from ther* return to Metz, croae
over to Stuttgart and return, if the
weather continue* favorable to Fre-
darichahaven at about leven o'clock
tomorrow morning.
Thi day and the hour when the
accent wa* to be made were kept secret until late laat night, and not
•ven th* imperial commission appointed to accompany Count Zeppelin on tha voyag* were present. Tbe
daily official taking part in the flight
ia Major Gradfritz, who repreeent*
th* government.
Baa*l, Aug. 4.—Count Zeppelin'*
alrabip passed over thi* city this
morning. A me*(sge on a card
dropped from the airship reads, "In
the height* over Basal, All wall.
Coun* now Ilea toward* Straasburg,
(Signed) Zeppelin."
Muelhauaen, Ger., Aug. 4.— Count
Zeppelin'* airship paased over thl*
city at 10.15 thi* morning and ia
going down th* Rhine in the direction of Mayance.
-trumbui_, Aug. 4,— Count Zeppelin'* airship wu sighted Irom
StrsMburg at fourteen minutes past
one. He appeared to ba going at
the rate ol 41 mile* an hour. Hi
circled the great church tower moving slowly at an elevation a little
nbova ita highest point. Th* air-
ehlp than headed it* course straight
down th* Rhine. A card fluttered
down before the chip got away: upon
It wa* written, "Out of th* heights
above Straasburg. We are having a
splendid excursion. We are laying
our coun* to Mannheim. Signed)
Mannheim, Aug. 4.—The Zeppelin
airship passed over thia oity at 20
inlnutes before three thla aftarnoon,
Hi* entire population cams but into
tho street* and cheered. A card was
dropped down reading: "We are
driving smoothly in ths direction bf
Worm*.     (Signed) Zeppelin."
_ayen*e, Aug. 4,-Count Zeppelin'* airship wo* sighted from here at
-alf pari three thl* afternoon. The
distance from Frlederlchshaven to
Mayenee I* 281 mil**. Having Mt
th* former plac* at half pari six this
morning, he ha* averaged 9» mile*
hour Including manoeuvres and
Waah., Aug. ».- A
carele** traveller who threw a lighted match into the underbrush, started a forest Or* 12 mil** from Bo-
qualm, oa th* Hump Tullip* road
ys»terday morning, which, getting
beyond control) ha* already swept
ovitr 10,000 acne of slashings on
which war* piled 15,000,000 fast of
cut lumber, and now threaten* to
deriroy th* logging camp of th*
Poison Logging Company, Shew *
-•bon'*, and th* Stockaett togging
Company. Fourteen thousand acre*
of green timber directly In th* path
of tha Hams* and then I* no hop* of
cretary or mahag* will receive ti_,-W__ any of it, unUee ths wind,
name* of anyone wishing to Join., »■*_ - how blowing a gal*, dla*
Th* aulKcrlptlon must, however, be .*'*•■
paid by th* flrri Wednesday after) On* thouaand men at* fighting th*
P«y day, or , admJatlon to field or [on, but it thl* tlm* they nam un-
practla* will b* refused. Intending thl* to check It* progress, TjM'pro-
member*, are i*nu_W'to''gW'__!riP-*y "lo** will exceed $350,000.
nam** right away. ',.;        \- ■■■/..'.'"■
| August Price, _5-
-     20- and 25c < ;
', | Linon Aprons, with or without \ J
, i bibs, rogular 86c and 40c.        , ,
August Prioe, 25- ', \
', ', Regular 00c, 05c, and 76c.
August price, 45c jt
i >
Mon's    Negligee   Shirts,   best , ,
makes, regular $1.25. ( ,
August price, 75c |',
: WALTERS &       il
Empress and Dorby Shoos.    ±
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Visit the Foundry and make
your own choice. ' You will
save time and money, and get
better satisfaction.
Mclntyre foundry
Company, Limited
All Work Guaranteed.
ft Afford to
fie Without
; Books Lift.  Get one
Before they all go.
Only 20o each.
I Knight's
Boole Stoxd.
Ut Avenue. Ladyamlth, li. 0
Miss May Burth, df Seattle is visiting Mis* Gcraldine Hirst.
ONLY 18.00 EACH.
Oil Stoves with ono and two wicks,
From    ... 75c to $1.1)0
The Old Reliable Mason Fruit Jars
. i Qal„ per dozon   $1.25
1 quart, per dozon   $1.00
1 pint, por dozen 76
Rubbers of Best Quality por dozen,
10c and 15c.
Phone 1-8,   First Avenuo.
my Stock of Latest Styles In
Wall Papers
Picture Framing   a Specialty.
!:. %ddii)g
High Street.
JanltresB for Oddfellow's Hall. Applications will be received up to
noon, Monday, August 8rd. Information as to duties can be obtained
[Teacher of Music]
Studio in Williams' Block i
0. E. W. Olmstead,    ol Spawns in town over the    week-
Mr. J.'M. Morgan, went down
Victoria on Monday, morning,
. Mr. J. II. Hawthbrnthwoito wa* a
passengor on tho Victoria train on
Monday morning.
I Father Nicolye boarded the Victoria train Monday.
W. F. -Reynolds of Nanaimo     s
in town yesterday morning.
Mrs. J. Donaldson and family ment
down to Duncans yesterday morning to spend a short holiday.
Mrs. W. Watson was a passenger
on the Victoria train, yesterday morning.
Mr. Paul Freer went through town'
yeeterday morning,
Miss Crowe boarded the train yesterday morning.
Mr. -p. Cain has returned from s
two vreeks' visit to Vancouver.
Mrs. D. Irving hue gone to spend
a week with relative* at Vancouver.
Mayor -Planta, of Nan-lino, iwas ln
town this morning. '
Mr. and Mrs.' Jn*. Vdro returned
thl* morning from a short holiday.
Miss J*Hn Lewis Sot 'back - this
morning from a short holiday with
friends in Nanaimo.  .
Mr. H. Kay nnd family boa*dod
the Victoria train tfifti morning.
 1 ♦—i—i—(-»
NEW YORK, Aug.;--After a three
day'* chaa* after a *uppo*sd' burglar, M. J. Kenny,, * privet* detective, shot and killed Hugo Sherman
early today as Sheridan wa* entering the ., apartment Benny guarded,
Sherman wa* a tenant) ln th* birlM-
ing, which I* la BrookSyn, and 1
attacked Kennty with » knife on being discovers*. Ths victim.'* follow
tenants had eotnplalned of numeroua
robberies recently end one of them
■mgagat -*_ny to* -watoh -hi* -part-
Telephone, 1 2.4 j
Nanaimi li 0.    j
j. m. mo$GA]-,
Teacher ol Voice Production and
Engagements may be left at the
Standard Office.
Oome around and
see Bargains in
Ladies'& Children's open
The Classic Shoe for
-$  Natural Shapes   •#;
High Grade Shoes at:
moderate prices.
See them in our windows.
Come in and buy a pair;
! for your children's feet - ;
they fit the feet.
Tbe Sine Man.
Now is the time to lay in your
stock of winter fuel. Order
your wood right away..^>
H, Thornley
Pods and Lines
Flies and Tackle
For All Kinda ol Flahing.
Excellent Boarding
Every Convenience,   and Everything
of the Beat.
....at.... ;     , —
•K ;-»W'»W444'H''H-l»t''W'HI
-A four-roomed houso with largo
pantry on High Street, between
Third and Fourth Avonuos. Newly
papered and renovated. Lot fenced
and cultivated. Easy terms. Apply
Standard Office.
First Clnss Photos.
FOR SALE.    .
Colli* Dog, 15 month* old, suitable lor rancher. Apply D. Iy. Leonard, Third Avenue.. 81-at
Will be in Ladysmith every Wednesday at ths Abbotsford Hotel, Room
6. Readings and treatments wlll be
given. Best of references given as
to work done In Nanaimo.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lyme desire to
oxpifoss their sincere thanks for the
kind sympathy extended to them in
their recent ssd bereavement by
their -many friends,
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A* * result of th* (Upbuild-"*
■trlk* on th* nertheart cn**t and
tha eombinlatlon among th* organisation* in other yard*, It I* estimated that fully 80,000 workmen ar*
•unemployed in ,t_e Brlttah shipbuilding lndt__y at tbs pr**_rt'_m*. .
Lady mith Fish Market
Salmon, per pound,   10c
Cod, per pound ,  10c
Cod, (Smoked), per pound   16b
Halibut, 3 pounds  25c
Tie Notion Store
Window is Not Dirty—it's a
flaw in the glass — but
there are
W   i le
Tne Pog.iFly
Hotel Cecil
Best Liquors and Cigar*.
Cigar* and Soft Drink*.
And Billiard Saloon!'
Pool and Etogliah
Billiard Tablei.
Daily Prize for Higheit
fiowiing Soore.
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