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JAS. ADAM,   i
0 English Daisy Dinner Plates for
0 English Daisy Tea Plates for
A nice Fancy English Tea Pot
15 Choice Navel Oranges fur  25c
Our $11 Comfortore for  $1.95
■Extra Good Laco Curtains, 34 yd   '
lone, pair SI.2a
Dont full to pick, up these opportunities on tlio Saturday as ONE DAY
ONLY Is all we will sell at the price
Watch This Space
Is Slashing Prices
Big Redueticn |
25 Por Cont. Discount During \
February on
Lndles' Hand lings,
Piu-sos, Etc.,
Cut (lluss,
Tea Sets, Etc., Etc.
We arc now through Stock-Taking
and hnve numurous articles which wo-
must dispose of at ridiculously Low
Prices, in order to nuike room for
New Goods.
We can till any bill of General and
Household Hardwnro, Kn.imcliVil
"Wore, Sporting Goods, Crockery nnd
Glass Ware, etc., unci, of courso,
not nect-ssury-tu mention, the Finest
Stoves nnd Range*) tn existence.
You may be
Sorry for it,
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decided to agree to the Turkish proposals placing the foreign gen-d
urmarle In Macedonia under the control of Turkey. Tale statement was
made hy Boron Von Bloberstein, the
Gorman diplomatic representative, at
the last meeting ol the foreign ambassadors to Turkey. No coullrina
tion haa been received of the report
that Gernuuiy, Austria Hungary and
Turkey have entered upon set-et
London, Feb. 18.—The subject of a
general arbitration treaty such as
has Just been concluded between
France aad the United States has
| been mentioned in the course of tho*|
negotiations now going on regarding
the submission to ths Hague of thu
questions under discussion between
Canada and the United States and
was learned today ia hopeful that
such an understanding will be made.
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New York, Feb. 18- Tha directors
of the Union Paclllc railway company today declared a quarterly dividend ol Uf per cent on the company's common stock aad a semiannual dividend of 3 per cent on its
preferred stock. These dividends
are unchanged from tho last previous quarter.
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Pekin, Feb. 18— Six bronie tablets from the Rook Island arsenal,
111., were today placed on the monuments that have bean erected at
Tientsin ln memory of tbe American
soldiers and sailors who lost tbeir I
lives In the Boxer outbreak of 1»00.
Kenora, Ont., Fab. 18.—Samuel
Johnston, rock foreman for Anderson £ Johnston, contractors, on the
Grand Trunk construction at Dagero,
'died here tl-:., morning as a result
of    Injuries    received  by   a falling
Toronto,   Fab.   18.—William   Sat       ___________________________________________
mon, Olty yeara old, cut his throat rock at the works a few days ago.
almost  from ear to ear today, but I ♦
will recover. He had been employ-1 Ottawa, Feb. 18.-»ln the Senate
od by the Grand Trunk aa a freight railway committee this morning the
handler, but bad not been working Lancaster bill for the protection of
steadily for tbe past six weoke. He railway level crossings In thickly sst
Is a widower without children. | tied portions of cities, towns    and
1     ♦ | villages, was attended by the adop-
London, Feb. 18.—The foreign
Treatle and Wharf Completed—Machinery and Boilers
Being Installed and More Bunkers Constructed.
Tho improvements which have been ed to handle the ore. Carpenters
under way at the . smelter for the are busy on the wharf constructing
last few months are now rapidly permanent bunker accommodation,
nearing completion. It is now pos- The ore from tho ships will bo load-
slble to grasp ln its full slgnillcance ed direct into travelling bunkers,
the greatness of tho enterprise. A when It will be dumped into the per-
brlef look, ovor what has been done maneut bunker:, Tho cars 'will be
serves to convince one that it is a loaded here unil then hauled up the
big Job. It may not perhaps repre- trestle by a steam winch. The trav-
sent the same cash outlay as the oiling bunkers will be operated by
Brechin pithead;, but after that, it is electric winches, with which also thc
perhaps the biggest private enter- ore will be raised from the ships. For
prise carried out on the Island in re- the shunting of the cars there,is e
cont years. small motor.
Apart from the bunkers and wharf With the completion of the bunk
there must be pretty near 1,000 feet era on the wharf ami the installa-
of trestle work some of which is tion of the new boilers the new sys-
guite a height. Then there is the tern will be ready for operation. A
wharf Itself which is fairly commo- few weeks should accomplish this
dlous. Tho whole trestle, with the and thon ono may look to see smoke
exception of a few feet on the Bpit, issuing from the chimney stack. The
is built on piles. The lumber bill Improvements stand out as tho sur-
ulono for tho now improvements will est possible sign of tho company's
run to a  considerable figure. ■ ' faith and confidence In tho smelting
Tho workmen at present are busy Industry, and It is to be hoped that
liulldins- In two more boilers to drive an era of brighter nnd steadier pros
the now plant, which will be requlr- perlty is about to diten out.
NEW YORK, Feb. 12.— Pennv arcades on tho bowery are condemned
in a report of a joint committee of
the Women's Municipal league and
the People's institute appointed to
Investigate the cheap amusements ot
the city.     While tho committee be-
WASHINGTON, Doc. 13.-By direction of the president, acting secretary ot war Oliver today ordered a
company of infantry from Fort Gibbons in Alaska, to Fairbanks In that
lieves that moving pictures hi which j territory to prosorve order     during
the cities and people ot other  lands the mining strike there.
are depicted   have great educational    Thls acti t k
value, theso pictures are found to bo'     . „      ,        ,, Fu" ™'J"r
infrequent, while In many cases there ■"""''tion from the United     States
are found pictures    which are    any- court in Alaska to the attorney gen-
thing but educational.
The same fault is found with many
of the penny-ln.the-slot picture machines which aro declared by the
committee to be vicious. The cheap
melo-dramaB and burlesque shows on
the Bowery nre also condemned as
demoralising. The committee proposes legislative enactment to control all such exhibitions.
oral    that  tha presence of Federal
troops was necessary.
Attorney General Bonaparte had
brought the matter to the attention
of the president, and by his Instructions afterwards consulted with acting secretary Oliver, who, through
Gen. Bell, chief of the staff, forwarded the necessary orders for the
movement of troops to the miliary
commander at Fort Gibbon.
Telegrams from Fairbanks to the
CUMBERLAND, Feq. 18.- Wong'attorney general say that open air
Wat, a Chinaman, was killed here'muss meetings are being held by the
thu afternoon. He was working in striking miners and that threats o!
sand pit when two or three tons violence have been made. The mar-
of sand became dislodged and fell on shall has been directed by the attor-
hlm. He was completely burled be- ney general to use all the lorce at
neath the sand and when dug out by his command to arrest law-breakers
his fellow countrymen life was   ex- and to prevent intimidation.      The
THE hospital;
EBu.uiiuu.lt  Uniiuii     Will Mc i   3o.it
Eltitun iu u Friendly Game,
Thu lucul senior eleven will meet
Esquimau, Uuituii in n lriottdl,y i>auiu
• uu the spurts ground uu .Sunday ul-
tutnuuii, dipt. AUiun hull wowi
yesterday thut the i.o,, h were turning up, und a good guuio nitty be
expected. The service men aro playing much better ball Chan they wore
ut the opening) of the season; Tlie
lucul team only scraped homo by
thu udd guul in their match with tlie
iY.jU.CJ.A. boys; whom thu Ksquiiuuil
team have beaten iu both Juuguu fixtures. They are good spurts and
will put up a good game. The kictt-
oii will Luke piucu at oi.iH) uud tlie
team will line up us follows:
Dual— I). Morrison.
Hacks— u'Council aad Hewlett.
Halves — Strang, Ciegg. und Alc-
Forwards — Grainger, Morrison,
Adam, Graham and Sanderson,
/      HUSBAND AND WIFE Dili..
Montreal, .Feb. 1U.~ttodolphe Liu-
biuou, of St. Jouive, who with his
wife became lost last week iu a
snow storm and was exposed to the
storm and cold for two days and
nights, Is dead. Mrs. Hobideiu
died Monday. ltohidoou was 70
years old and his wits -iti.
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The Standard is in receipt ol a letter (rom Mr. A. J. Thurston, Secretary-Treasurer to the Board of Director oi the Chemainus Hospital.
On behalf of the Board, Mr. Thura-
tua usks for the use of the Standard
news whereas to make acknowledgement of the sum of $40. The forty
dollars represent the proceeds from
tho game played lost Sunday between the Abbotsford and Teniper-
muuu tu their    surprise tuey   lounu  "nee hotels,   Mr. Thurston -wishes to
convey to all those who assisted in
milking this donation to the Hospital tho appreciation of the Board for
such considerate assistance. It was
totully unexpected and in consequence was all the more appreciated.
Mr.  und Airs.   Uilkiuson Uuusts    ui'l
luity in Methodist Church. ,
Some ui the frionds uf Mr. uud
.uib. tvuiunsun touu uu-.uutuao ui
at. \ .i.euuue a uay tu give tiu-uu a
pieusum surprtse. mr, auu Jii's.
niluiuBon were out tilling when
they      were   suuijnoueu     bacn. huwu.
ilie ctt.urou uccupieu uy a large uuiii-
our of mends, in wuicu tne utuer
enurenes wore largely represented.
Mrs, Wilkinson wus presenteu wim
a lo\ely Longing lamp, and flir,
Wilkinson wus tne recipient of some
verbal Ijouuuou which nut only
shuwud thut his worn has been appreciated, but winch will also encourage him In the discharge ui his
A very pleasant evening :wos spent
und both Air. and Mrs. Wilkinsuu
were very deeply 'touched by tho kind
uess and appreciation of their many
Colorado Springs, Feb. 13.— Bri
gadier General Henry Carrol, a retired veteran of the civil war and ol
the Spanish war, died yesterday at
his home in this city after a briei
illness, aged 70. Death resulted
from blood poisoning caused by
ulcerated tooth.
Nome, Ala., Feb. 13.—The Nugget
has made an investigation of tha
supply of gasoline in Alaska along
the route of the New York-Paris au-
military Is expected to give the
marshal! moral support and also
take an active part should the disorder prove great enough.
The striking miners havo picketed
the trail between Valdes and Fairbanks. Most of the newly arrived
labarers aro Russians.
tomobile    racers.      Tho   newspaper'
finds that there is plenty of the   li- TRIED
quid fuel supply for six months, enough for   the   entire   trip to    the
north.    Many cases of gasoline are Two Men
along the trails.
Who Tried    to Rob    tho
Quarters from a  Gas Meter
Were Asphyxiated.
AROUND HERE. ^^^^^_^^^_^_
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 18.- Mar
Str. Joan has Carried Over Twenty [tin Brady and John Bartlot were ns-
Japs from Nanaimo Who Have    jpnyxlated here yesterday while try-
Been    Affected by Disease.        jtaff to extract    money from a  gas
'■ j j meter.    They were found dead in ths
The Vancouver    Province of Tubs- cellar of     Brady's home.     Brady's
day says' ,ama were wrapped around a "quar-
The wet winter has caused a good ter in the slot" meter which had
deal of suffering among the Japan- heen wrenched from its fastenings.
use employed in construction camps The police believe tho two men had
on Vancouver Island. The exposure tried to extract money with which
and damp has the effect of bringing to buy liquor, from the meter, and
on rheumatism. This morning the io so doing sacrificed their lives,
steamer Joan brought from Nanaimo Physicians said the condition of
Jap who was completely disabled the bodies indicated that they had
witii this complaint, and Capt. Bit- been drinking heavily.
chie reports that nearly twenty havol •	
crossed in his steamer during    the \niih CHEAPEN COST OF
past month suffering from the same MONTHLY MAGAZINES
illness.    ,The Japanese seem to    be' —
particularly susceptible to this ma- American Journals Will be Admitted
lady. Into Canada at Old Prices, Les-
« I soning the Retail Cost.
CHICAGO, Feb. 18.-R, J. Ault,
85 years of age, manager of the Chicago branch of the Ault Woodenware
Co., of Cincinnati, was found unconscious in a blood-soaked bed ia
Turkish bath establishment early
today. His throat had boen cut,
A small pocket knife, the blade all
stained with blood, was found beside him.
Ault had acted strangely tho previous evening and it is believed he
attempted to end his own life. He
was taken tn the county hospital
whero physicians sny hc cannot recover.
LIVERPOOL, Feb. 14.—The Bri-
tibh steamer Mercedes ue jjumngu,
irom Gaivostun, juu yttwi, ior jki.au-
uhester arrived acre tuuuy with capt
i^dwurd jjueey auu tne crew ui tne
American luur-musted scuuuuer Jbkl-
ward Dcrwind. huv ng picked them
up iu thc Atlantic on oan. iiuth.
The Ber wind lelt -now urlouns Jan.
liith for Philadelphia and encountered heavy weather in winch sue
sprung uieak. Her lite bouts were
carried away leaving the crew helpless. The Mercedes ue Larnnga hove
in sight January ,iu, and made preparations to take oil the imperiled
men. She lowered a buat aim sout
it m cluso to the-schooner but tno
seas were so high that the men from
the Borwiud had to be swung into
tiio rescuing bout by meuiiB oi the
schooners spanker boom and the
running lino. Thc schooner wus
sighted at sea Feb. Vih by Captain
Scott of the steamer Maruvul. abandoned, with her decks awash and
some of her sails set. She was then
-inu miles east of Charleston, S.c
BRISTOL, Fob. 13.-Arthur Hyne,
the man nf many aliases who has
been on trial here charged with bigamy nnd fraud in connection with
matrimonial advertisements, was today sentenced to seven years imprisonment on the bigamy count nnd to
five years for fraud, ihe sontencos to
run concurrently. Ho pleaded guilty to both charges.
Hyne is a dentist with an American diploma. He is believed by
ninny persons to be identical with
Geo. Witsoff or Albert Bossemer, or
A, C. Weston, who several years ago
married a number of women in America, securing various sums of mon
ey from them.
He left thc United States in the
cummer of 1005 and was arrested In
England last month. He was said
to have lived in Baltimore, Chicago,
.St. Louis and elsewhere, and to
havo married women wherever he]
TORONTO, Feb.  13.—The division
court has given Judgement on    the
VICTORIA, Feb. 12.- The change
in the postal rates for newspapers
and periodicals, which was announc-
appssl ot Jas. Mcdulrs, convlotsd f ft '"" da"8 j a*° '» • dM"»tch
by th, police magistral ol Cobalt, IT0"8™' 8 »°W (tttk,ng eBoct'
sad lined .7.600 or six months ta- ^ * my *•*"**• ""■*••■•
prl.on.nent lor having unlawfully In- "!«° «*' !'"J", *»
-..-j »t. .....„■■ _. ,1.. vi,„.i». *"" "J "10 Publishers to legitimate
Toronto, Fob. 18.—Tho funeral of Mrs. Lawrence Hnwke and
hor six children who were burned tn death In New I.lskonrd
lust Sunday, took placo yesterday. The two little boys occupied ono coflln, tho three Utile Rlrls another, and the mother nnd baby tho third.
cited ths    employees of ths Nlppls-    ,     '
... .        _. a subscribers
sing Mining    Company   to go    on
strike,    the term being reduced    to
throo months.
Lengthy arguments wore given by
Mr, Justice Mages, which Is practically a review of tha Lsmlsux . Act,
according to his lordship's presentment, the act appears to be as , ... ,. .
lull of defects n. a sieve I. full of *^no.8 ^.^"S;
either from tho Unltod '.
States Into Canada or (rom Canada'.
Into tho United States, st the rate' o
of one cent per pound, prepaid la' •
bulk. For somo time past ths rate',
has been one cent lor four ounces. ' •
Ths effect of this order will bs to .
reduce the price of the American ma- •
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gnstnes now coming will not be affected, but tho chsngs will likely be
* TORONTO, Feb. 18.-The un- •
* ifylng of the five leading evan- *
* gellcal denominations, the Far- *
* mere' Association,    the Trades *
* and Labor Council, and possl- *
lily other organisations, ln a *
concentrated effort to secure '
the abolition of the bar and tho •
treatitiR system, snd of Rom- •
IiIIiir, was the work effected *
yesterday by tho committco of •
tho Social Reform Association *
of Canada. *
, I
Kansas City, Feb. 14.—Mrs. Clara
  C. Hoffmann, president of tho Mls-
Montreal, Fob. 18.—It Is announc- Jjourl W.C.T.C, died at hor    home
,   Ohloago, 111., IW>. 14.—Colonel An- mado about thc flrst of March. Some ed today thnt when Mr. Jas. Bryce, hero lest night, after a  long tllnoss.
ol- tlon of an amendment by which the; drew Wendoll who wos a member of 0, the March magailnee are now  In.  lirltlsh   ambassador to Washington, Mrs.  Hoffmann     was corresponding
ALBANY, Feb, 14.—Application
will be made ln New York, probably
today for the appointment of a receiver for the Mutual Reserve life
Insurance Company ol New York, on
ths ground that ths company is hope
lessly insolvent. Tho company was
investigated recently by examiners of
the state insurance department. The
uction of the department is based on
the reports of these examiners.
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MEDICE HAT, Feb. 14.-Moving
Picture Machine in "Idle Hour" then
tre blow up last night when the
place was densely crowded. Fire
broke out and panic ensued, coats
nnd hats were lost ln the wild rush
lor the door and several of the sud-
ience were trampled upon, but all
escaped serious injury, with the exception ol leasee Chas. Ness, whose
hands were horribly burned and who
is at present in the hospital. The
theatre wus gutted by. the (lanes and
u new piano was destroyed.
Alter Man}-    Years ol Leading    the
Way lor  His Men New York's
Deputy Chief Meets His Fate.
NEW YORK, Feb. 14.—Deputy
Chief Chas. W. Kruger, known for
many years as "the grand old man
of the tire department," lost his life
taday while leading his men in i
despur&te light against the flames in
Canal street.
While working his way through a
cellar flllod with smoke and gases he
plunged through a trap door In a
sub-basement filled with water. He
was dead when taken out, but in the
lew minutes which elapsed between
thc time the old men fell until his
body waa drawn out more than a
score of men had risked their own
lives in an effort to save that of
their lender.
I know it would happen this
way," snld ono of KruRor's mo:i
when tho chiefs body wns brought
nway. "I have been to many Bros
with him.     He wns always In    the
Guayaulll, Equador, Feb. 14. *
Tho announcement is mode that *
this city is positively invaded v
by bubonic plaguo, already ono *
death hus oecurrod from     this
disease and thoro    are a num- *
ber of suspect cases under    ob- *
servance.     The authorities era
taking all tho necessary moos- •
An has ban advind by Sir K.  D. crossings   bill will not corns    under ^.h"* »'""'•• ]?JlS£K L and     on those tho higher rate ha. visits Montreal on Feb. 24, the  de- secretary of the National W.C.T.U
O Conner, the Brltisb .mbsandor at operation If thsy are exempt by th. ^SSSa   ul7o\TMe\\^lZ,t •*»•> V-U. so they will ho sold    at greo of L.L.I)., will be conferred up- and wa,    well know. n. a national
Constantinople, that Germany    has railway commission. _„. the regular rata. on him by McOlll University. tomporann worker.
TORONTO, Feb. 14.—James Few-
ley, 62 Euclid avenue, shot bis wife
this morning and then committed
suicide by turning the weapon on
himself. The woman is expected to
Feehley and his wife had not beeu
on good terms for some time owing
to the former's dislike of work, and
a week ago, the woman, who runs
a grocery store, ordered Feehley a-
way from the place. Feehley mado
several attempts to be taken back,
but the wife refused. This morning1
he made a final attempt and upon
his wife's refusal, Feehley shot ths
woman and then turned thu weapon
on himself.
Mrs. Feehley has four children by
a former husband.
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Paris, Feb. 14.—The Italian Prince
de Forlosa, a well known member
the Travellers' Club, has been expelled from France by a decree signed by Premier Clemonceau. Ths
prince asserts that he is the victim
of intrigues of his personal enemio-.
On the other hand the police stats
that the decree of exclusion was
drawn because their attention had
been called to his mode of living,
which was far eyond bis means.
The prince has instructed the MeJt.'o
Clonienccau, brother of the premier,
to begin suit to reverse tho decree.
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Prince Albert, Feb. 14,—Earl McLeod, the eight year old son ot J.
D. McLeod, proprietor of the Prince
Albert hotel, was instantly killed
this morning. He went to the station on his father's bus and while
the driver was checking trunks the
horses started up. The lad could
not hold them and tho bus overturned nnd the odge struck the top of
the boy's head, cutting it off.
Echo of General Slocum Disaster,
Which Cost 1000 lives
_ievi YorK, Fob, 18.—The conviction uf Wm. 11. VanSchaak, captain
of tbe excursion atouiuer General Slo
cum, which wus burned on June 10,
lf*05, iu tbe East River, with a loss
of over l.oou lives, was athrmud yes-
toruuy by tnu United States circuit
court of appeals.
Captuin \uii Schoak was ennvictea
of neglect ol duty and jouu-u ;od to
ten yours n prison. Capt. Van
tichuak is 7u years old. iie . was
married since lhe conviction.
Chicago, Fob. 13,—Reports gathered from all directions yesterday show,
general return or i-rosperity over
the United States. Merchants havs
resumed buying nnd paying debts,
collections and bettor, factories, ev.
erywhere are resuming, building material is in better demand.
The steel tre-1-- *' — real barometer, has improved, and money is r
gain free.
Toronto, Ont., Feb. 14.—The Clydesdale horse association, at tbe annual meeting held here yesterday,
made changes in the constitution of
the association, to mako it easier for
owners of Clydesdales to bocomo
members, and to moro severely punish attempted frauds in show entries
and in the registry of pedigreos. Jno.
Bright, of Myrtle, was elected president. "
a - ■ a
BERLIN, Feb. 14.—A bogus American "colonel", Schymank, was
sentenced by the criminal court to
three years' Imprisonment, the loss
of his civil rights for five years attar
his releoso and to perpetual police
supervision as well as to pay a flnu
of $86.
Schymank was convicted of wholesale marriage swindles by means .ff
advertisements whereby he succeeded
ln obtaining considerable sums ot
mousy from women.
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Rochester, Feb. 14,—For the past
twenty-four hours western New York
haa been in tha grip of a rainstorm
thnt hah melted the snow so that
the streets are overflowing. Trains
are late as the rain hns been accompanied by thiek fog at times.
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If YoU Require Any
Agreements Drawn
Or If You Require Auy
Or II You Want to Buy a HOUSE,
or Sell Oas:   or If You   Want
■Matv PwbUs,
smith   Standard'
Beml- Weekly.
on-Wednesdays and Saturdays Afternoons by the
Robt. R. Hindmarch,
One -Year $1.50
Bis Months  75
Advertising Rates on Application.
The   liberal     pundits at Ottawa
have been indulging themselves     in
on academic discussion of the   subject of old age pensions.     How the
question    was raised we have    not
token the trouble to ascertain, but
that it was not before the house us
a live issue can be safely taken   for
granted.     It provided an opportu--
ity for an interesting interchange  of
views, and of courso, the discussion
is not to-be taken too seriously.   It
was not surprising therefore to find
the member for this district taking
a leading part in the debate. Whatever opinions may be held of    Ur.
Smith's integrity, not even his bit
terest foes will deny that he is wise
In his day and generation.    If ever
he is found in a  corner, and forced
to take a  definite line on a  subject
involving a  conflict of Interests thon
blame ft on to hard and unpropitlous
circumstances.     Ralph certainly ne
ver strayed     there of his own roll-
t'huuiberluin hud sturted uu liis raj-
ifiy leul'iny ttii'itl roiurui pi-opagttf...:i,
lie was i'eduy lu uenj  Unit lie    -'.iti
u.er meuiiuuuU uld ago pensions, indeed he dlu deny il,     Jhe uuestibu
was also muck to tne it-uut ui     it,
i.isl     fjeiierul    oluulton,    uno,    iu .1
sense,   tub Lluoral guidi'iuuenc  weiu
piuds-ud tu liiu introduction ui suu.e
punsiou    suhuiue.       tlou'Liei- ii ban
since turned uul thut, iu the piir.-si,
ui Hie brilliant young poiiliciuu tt ■-
stun L'hurcuill, who bulled iioui il.i<
ousel-,utile puny  when lie saw    '.i
wan losing power, various ' teriuLi-
logicul iuaccuriicies" crept iulu tliiilr
eluctiou pledges,     lu any cuse,   lite
party liud made no effort lo rodoom
ils promises othor tiiun to pile   up
an oier growing list of didlcultius in
tlio way uf operating such a  schou e.
Possibly there will lie another   commission appointed—tho usuui metliud
of shelving a question which is considered inopportune uud inexpedient-.
The puiul is llml    theiu lias never
been   a definite    uld    uge    pension
scheme before tlie peuplo oi ttugliiud
The uiiui-in-the-sU'eoi dues not wade
through Die ponderous    reports ...ui
ltoyul Cuiniuissions, the common bu-
riul ground oi prematurely delivered
polltluai     schemes    and    nioasui-es.
Hence iu discussing the dilllcullies oi
thesu dead and buried English   proposals Smith    won playing with bu-
goys and airing u lot of useless in-
foruitilion.     liis great cure as     usual was that an injustice should not
bo done    to his friends the millionaires.    A scheme could only he    regarded us satisfactory that was universal in its application.     It would
even bo clieu|ici- tu opcrnto.    A man
might lmvu only millions whon     he
wus reputed to havo ten, and in order thut thoro should be no injustice
and the cost of thc necessary inquiry
suvod, give   his livo dollars a  week
irom  tlie government.
The only valuo of un old age pension scheme lies in the distribution
of assistance to those who need it.
And those who need it aro never
hard to find. Thoro is a row oi
houses buili nnd designed for, old
folks right at Smith's native vil-
Noi-thuiubct-land. There is
never uny difficulty in finding the
pro-ior tenants for them, nnd there
need be no difficulty In operating
ponsion scheme, even If a few millionaires aro shut out from its beneficent sway.
LON'IX" ,    tfeo, 13,-Recent events
hi   .  .o^fblued to throw a pall    oi
gloom over the English couit.     The
assassination uf the Portuguese king
and    crown   prince and the present
disturbed condition of all'uirs in Por
tugal    have    affected King Edward
keenly.     Ever since the days of the
Peninsula war Portugal und England
have beon close allies.    Of late years
tills alliance was further cemented by
tlio warm    personal    friendship     of
King Edward and King Carlos.   No ^^^
Lroyal visitor was ever moro welcome tervals from Nanaimo, so that in   a
'at the English court than tho    gen- short tiine a  large number of men
ial, sport-loving Carlos.    This friend should be at work o-i the railroad,
ship    on the   part of King EdwarJ     Interviewed by the Free Press   to-.
was extended to tho Portuguese min-doy in reference to an urttcle   pub-'
ister at the court of St. James, tho lished in another column of this pa-
Marquis de Several,   who for years Per,     taken    from  tho    Vancouver
has been numbered among King Ed- World, one of tho C.P.R. men stated
ward's most Intimate friends.     Un-, that    tho    article gave
-_?__--■■■■*-<•■•.-■'■ ss.ia
C.P.R.  Official Gives Free Press an
Interview Anent Employment of
.Japs on Extension Work,
Nanaimo, Feb. 11.
Last night the lirst big consign
ment of men, to leuvo Nanaliuo to
work on the E. & \*. extensions, left
by stage from the I X L stables,
there were about twenty men in the
party aud C.P.R. officials who were
in the city today stated that many
more men will ful'ow at fi-equont ln-
■MMgggBh IKmmA&aStStk
• PITTSBURG,   Feb.  12.-A down inen were burned In the explo- '
* slon af the Monongaheln blast furnace   of    the National Tube Co , *
• near here early today.     The huge  steel plated furnace, 100 foot In *
• length, burst at the tap hole and fifty tons of liquid metal drop- '
• ed to the flour, accompanied by  explosions   as    it    spread and *
4 splashed over the heads and bodies of the workmen near by. *
* A slip In the furnace caused hundreds of tons of Iron ore, coke *
* and limestone to drop to the bottom, forcing the heavy steel plates '■
• apart.     The men ran but tlie metal splashed     onto them when it *
* struck the floor, nnd the explosions broke all the windows   of   tho *
* plant causing Intense excitement in the town.
U.    S.
i academic discussion of a subject such as old age pensions, he -
quit* at home, and ablo to cut quite
a respectable figure.   There ore    mi
interests    to consider outside of his
own oratorical glorification, ao   devious    and dubious paths to pers'ni
to the end of preserving his own political scalp, which some peoplo ore
mean enough to say is his first an!
only consideration.    The auestlon is
not one of practical politics.     It i„
not a  subject before the people, not
an Issue which the government    has
to face.      It is   merely    a school
houss debate staged at Ottawa, with
the full limelight    affects and accessories of the Dominion Houso,   and
so ws Snd Smith as a  leading pro-
tagonlst, airing the ripened views nf
a  twenty years' study of tho quus
This pint of   his speech    coi'taiio-.
contained   some    news lo us.     i.u
knew Smith during the years he refers to, but of course, he did not it
that lime enjoy the reputution     I.o
does tuuay, nor loom so largely   iu
the public aye.     So it may hs   lhat
his activity ud the questiuu did nut
attract our attention.     Indeed    we
don't recollect    that he ilguied    u
politics at all, although, ot   course,
he may have done so.     We eel-lair.,,,
remember him aa a devoted student
of theology,    and   an acknowledge!
authority on    Cruden's Concordance,
or something of that kind.   But never till we read bis speech at Ottawa did we    know that so long u.>
as all that had he actively and publicly taken up this    question of  old,
ago pensions.     Of course the    sun
Ject has been raised in an academic
kind ol way. in old England at various periods,  and this is the point
we have   been trying to reach.     It
has never, until perhaps at the list
election been considered within   the
range of    practical politics in Eng
land.    A few years ago, It Is true,
Chamberlain, the great party break
er, had a scheme which was to    be|
io simple that it would operate It-
sslf. ' But lt was not hatched ther,
ana Jot meantime    found somethinj
betttr suited to his peculiar purposes and left the nest.     The    scheme
naturally   addled, and by the
No slight amount of excitement
has beon aroused by the announce*
ment that a squadron of warships
will assemble at Esquimalt early in
■May, An announcement to this effect was made by tho London Stun-
durd in December last and subsequently In a Halifax telegram, tbut
was published, but this was contradicted in due course by the iMtish
Now the report that a squadron I
of British armoured cruisers, not as
powerful as previously reported, but
nevertheless a strong one, is coming
to Esquimalt In May is reiterated
sj>ecial advices, coincident with tho
cabled statement that the Admiralty
has "officially denied tbe report."
Three armoured cruisers, each of
12,000 tons, of tho Cressy type, H.
M.S. Kuryulus, Ilugue and Sutloj,
are coming to the Ksquimalt naval
station in May. Writing from London, under date of Jan. 23, a correspondent says:
"I learn on good authority that,
despito the oillcial reticence on tho
subject, the admiralty has decided
to send three armoured cruisers to
tlie Pacific station next May. Tho
cruisers selected are the l£uryalus,
Jlogue aud Sutlej, all sisters, and
presently forming part of the North
American and West Indies squadron,
the first named carrying the Hag of
Rear-Admiral Frederick S. Inglefield,
commnnding the squadron, which is
also sometimes designated the fourth
cruiser squadron. These three cruisers do not remain permanently on
the North America and West Indies
station. They join the other cruisers on the station each spring and
spend about four months on it, and
then return to cruise in other waters. The three cruisers will be by
far the most powerful ever employed
on tbe station,"
Tbo exact arrangements ln regard
to the arrival and stay of the squadron are known only to the authorities at present. It is considered
that the powers at London and
Washington aro evidently In possession of information more disquieting
than has been disclosed to the pub
lie, which makes it important to
once more show the broad ensign in
this quarter of the Pacific.
The announcement obtains color of
veracity irom several attendant circumstances, one is the issue of a
warning to shipmasters and mariners about the world "that circumstances mny arise In which tt may
be necessary to forbid all entrance,
to naval ports at night," and if on.
approaching tho shores of Great Brl-.
tain   or of
der tho circumstances it is but natural that His Majesty should regard the taking off of tbe Portuguese monarch and his son aa a personal loss.
Recent news    from other quarters
has likewise caused much uneasiness
to England's King and Queen.     The
boldness and success of the anarchistic plot that perpetrated the Lisbon
outrage has caused renewed apprehen j
sion for the safety of the king    nnd
queen of Spain, the latter being one
of the favorite nieces of King   Edward.       Neither Queen "Ena,"   nor
her English relatives has ever     recovered from the shock of the , attempt made on the lives of     King
Alfonso and his bride on their wed
ding day.     It is an open secret that
I the   young Spanish ruler is marked
for death by the international   band
of anarchists and regicides known os
the "Red Terror."     It is felt to bo
only a   question of time before their
well-laid plots of assassination succeed.     The assassins almost invariable choose a  public appearance of
their victim as tho occasion for  the
attempt on his life, on such    occasions, in fact, as the king would naturally  be  accompanied  by  his  consort.      There is small  wonder therefore that the mother of tho Spanish
Queen,     Princess   Henry of Batten
berg, should live in dally dread     of
tho future and that this fear should
b'e shared in by all the members   of
the English royal family.
On tbo top of all this the English
court has received  from  St.  Petersburg     news of   the most disquieting
character.     Thero is no longer   any
attempt to disguise the fact that the
condition of the Czarina is hopeless.
Even the official bulletins issued from
the sick room    are no longer of    a
hopeful character.     Never a  robust
woman,     tho    perpetual    and over-
haunting dread of the assassin    has
brought on a   nervous disorder     for
which there is no cure.    To this has
been added other ailments, including
an affection of thc lungs and failing
eyesight.     News of her death at any
time   would causo    no surprise    to;
thoso ac|i.nintod with hcr condition
Tho    Cznrlna, like   tho Queen     of
Spnin, is a   great favorite .with the
King of England.     Her mother wns
tho  well-beloved  Princess  Alice,   sister of King Edward, and, though her
fntber wos from Hosso, It did    not
make   her n   whit   the less English.
Her girlhood days were 'chiefly spent
In England     and her sweet disposition and unassuming ways won    for
her tho love of all her English relatives.
The troubles of his relatives    has
had a  most depressing effect on the
king.       He    has become noticeably
peevish and whimsical and apt to be
"put   out" by    the smallest trifles,
traits of character of which his majesty has been free all his life.     He
grasped with alacrity the excuse afforded by tho death of King Carlos
to abandon or curtail all of the fuuc
tions planned for the English court
for   the    spring    months.     He has
come to    flnd such things a decided
bore, and is glad of    any opportunity lo escape them.     On the advice
or   his   physicians the king is planning to go to the continent    much
earlier this year than haa been    his
custom,    and    if the news regarding
tbo Czarina's condition continues of
the same unfavorable character    he
will probably pay an early-visit    to
St. Petersburg.
complexion to tho true facta of the
caso. He admitted that a large
number of Japa were at present at,    ,#t,,,# . • • • «
work on tho clearing operations but' \mmW4aw_______m_____mmm^m+m
otvet°<nowhat„dth,elr ""*."" """ WK8TOW OF WHITE LABOr"
over now and    in accordance    with
LOS ANQBLESi Feb. 12.—Tho American-Japanese roapproach-
ment was tho feature of the meeting of the fleet committee in tlio
council chamber today. The Japs offer to help onterlain lteur Admiral ,Evans and his blue jackets was accepted in "the spirit in
which it was mkde."
Tho membors of the commltteo considered thnt th-, voluntary
offer of tho Japanese was so extraordinary, magnanimous and- prni-
so-worthy, that they passed a special resolution
acceding tho of-
THE E. & N.
 0N this state of affairs, and the    total
tho pnomlse made by Mr. Marpole to'  _Z£-T neon o'lnTr,   "'the entry of these
the local legislature, the other day. ,* _?Z*Z° ^XL^a™"' j-^-^ ^ ^^v^niS
as reported iu theso columns, that
work would he given to white men
from now on where they were procurable. At the time the Japs were
placed to work, he stated, that    It
-Premier McBride Says Whole
Solution Hosts With
at Ottawa.
was during the period when there Liberal opposition became stirred up
was a scarcity of labor on the mar-jovor *** bi" to amend the railway
ket and nothing but Japs could, h. ^?.me^l.Ju:i'by . Siting exemp.
seeurod.     It was necessary
  i ROAD.
(From Our Own Correspondent.)    j  .
!n the W^ y^Th. Vancouver World Man Travel. Along'
■•---■ Line of Albernl-Naniiinio Boute
ui and went book to their farms It
was proof that the contention df tne
company tbat white men would not
work at this kind ot thing— roul.i
not be depended on, was well founded. That there might be some difference between this class, with
many reserve resources, and the ordinary unemployed white laborer wa.
not noted.
The next step will bo tbo oicnlng
of a camp of white men—wage" lib
cents per hour, meals 25 conts each—
and when the white man finds thai.
what with lost time, short hours,
and the things "charged up" on the
store books, he Is getting at the end
of the month rather less than tli/
Japs ln tho camps alongside, h- will
probably quit work. The company
will have another proof of the Im
possibility of getting their Work
done by white men, and mors Jap
"cookees" will trot along ths road,
bearing tea and rise to gongs ol little brown men, who are settling the
standard of wages and living o
which the white man must come if
premier and promoter have their
way in British Columbia
You don't hear much from tinmen who are out of work ln Nanaimo. There are only a few hundred
ot them and they are whits. Thoy
ore of the kind that makes few complaints, even when the lean and
■ whlte-fangod wolf of wont Is crawl-
clearing operations   should be commenced at the time they   were,
to    meet the   regulations regarding
tlio storting of fli-es on the Island,
sll the clearing would have to bs
done by May 1.
Contracts, he further stated, were
given to certain white people, who
threw thom up a few days after
taking them, from one cause or another, losing to thc company about
three weeks of time during favorable weather.
Askod about the low wages paid,
he did not care to discuss that question, which was out of his jurisdiction, and in concluding the interview, stated that it was not the intention of the C.F.n. to antagonize
white labor, and In vlow of Mr. Mar-
pole's pledge to the government, nnd
he was a man of his ward, work
would be found for all white men
who wished it ou the road, as quick*
ly ns possible. He did not blame
men out of employment feeling ngi
gravated by the sight of Japs at
work so near the city, but tho snmo
men. if they wished, would all oven-
tualh- bo given work on tho ron-l,
and that before long.
 s ,   „ ,
and Makes Some Deductions
 —.,     „j B.W.V««   BAWIllJ- ■
.,       ,Vion 'or ^i"*!.8 1° r*ilways wnbh,   The following article, colored     in
that the it was considered should be so bone-' „ .     , °.    . .   .,   ,
flted.      The   bill came up for   third Bpota» J»»«cura.» in some incidents,
reading and although it has been al-. uut containing a  whole lot of truth,
liwiv.  +«    *».«.   4U 1. ,^      --   . appeared     jjj    Monday's Vancouver
lowed to pass through its second
reading with little opposition there
was suddenly aroused a wonderful
degree of apprehension on the part
of tho opposition,
John Oliver saw all kinds of danger in it and became vory solicitous
for the white working man, Stuart
Henderson and J. A. Macdonald fallowed along similar lines. Hr. Henderson argued that since the troublo
the C.P.R. had had a few .vears ago
with the white labor they had been
gradually displacing all the laborers
on their line by Orientals. It had
been arranged that 2,000 Japs wore
to be brought in each year from
1900 for five years for tho C.P.R.
He wanted to insert an amendment
to the effect that ■ only railways
which employed white labor exclusively should be given exemption from
This was voted down.
John Oliver contended that the
putting of the power into the hands
of the Government to grant exemption would givo wonderful leverage
to the Government just bofore election. He criticized the Governments
policy towards the G.T.P., und contended that the present bill would
give the Government an opportunity
to exempt that company to the extent of $45,000 a yetti, or $450,000
in taxation in the ten -r-ars.
J. A. Huodonuld moved that instead of giving the bill its third road
ing the following should be passed:
'This House, whilo not affirming
that certain lines of railway moy
not properly be granted    exemption
RICH HILL, Mo., Feb. 12.- Se „„„ „„,„.„ „„ gr.Bleo cxeraDtlon
curing 312,000 in cash after dyna J from taxation upon terms advanta-
raiting and totally wrecking the S9,-'"t«ous to the public interests strong-
000 building of the Farmers nnd Me- ty <-M*Proves of placing tho power
.     ,     _    ,   .     ,,     ,,     „ ; to so exempt in    tbe    hands of tho
chanics Bank In this city, five ban- 'iieutcnant-Oovornor in Council and
^^^^^^^^ tho I affirms thot such power' should be ox-
town horo early today, and after ex-, erclsod only by the Legislative As-
changing shots with several ormod|8MPJ.lyMnodonald argued that lt was
citizens escaped to the rough country'e most dangerous power tho ' Obv
south of-here. '
No one was Injured either by     ___ -
.   . .. ,   . _.     .       ,wavs from taxation,
shots or tho explosion.     Ths dyn»     The Vntnler    aboymj that |f   tlw
mitelng of the vault awakened    tho arrangements    made by tho  Oc
town and the population hurried  to ment with respect to tho labor  ».-»
the bank building.     Many arrived In of \be Question was not satisfactory
7 ,    8   ,       ^f* porlinmont would bavo   nn opportu-
time to see the robbers riding away. |n|ty 0( finding a remedy as it would
Some of the citizens opened fire, [have to he reported to the Houso
which wns returned bv tho fugitives, i^c Premier explained that tho only
Cashier    Jamison said   th,   thieves !^l»;»y»„nffeetod worejho V. V.   &
Hundreds of white men are out ol
employment at Nanaimo.
Hundreds of Japs aro working witn
in a few miles of them. iA white
man—a job—and a Jap. If the Jap
and the job are combined, the white
man is left, and that Is exactly the
position of several hundred of them
at Nanaimo at the present time.
There are seven camps of work
men strung along the right of wa}
of the Alberni oxtousion of tho E. &
N. railroad from Englishman's Rivoi-
to a point just beyond French creek.
The last camp is about 30 miles
from Nanaimo. In these seven
camps certain hundreds of Japs ar*
working. The exact number is difficult to arrive at.
In ths city of Nanaimo there are
certain hundreds ol white men out of
employment within a day's walk ol
the scene of operations on the right-
of-way of the Alberni extension of
the E. & N. railway.
lt was while driving along the
road between two of these camps,
that the stall correspondent of the
World suddonly came upon the solution of this problem.
For hours he had been driving from
camp to camp, his mind bent in the
shape of one big mark of interroga-
fi—     why should such thing    be?
Hs knew ol the miles of heavy timber that stands along the right of-
way between Wellington and the top
of the mountain.     He knew of these
crnmont was asking for that of   de-llTE* °' u.^l°^ «»ito   men
the cld|ng upon tho   exemption of    rnil-| ,  "<ulaimo. in Vancouver, in other
had secured all thc available cash In
tho* bank.
Tho building wns completely wreck
ed and many neighboring striictm-.-s
shattered by the explosion. The sheriff of the county orgnnizod a posse,
but as the robbers hnd secured n
good Btnrt, thoro Is little prns-ii-Ct
of their helng overtaken.
  « -
Vessel Expcetod in Few Days* forNa-
nuiiuo-Suu    Francisco Coal
Trade, is New Type.
Tho now Norwegian steamer Thar,
built by W. Wilhelmsen &. Sons,    of
E., the E. li N., tho Koutcnny Central and under certain conditions tho
O.T.r. Whilo tho lino of rnilwnvs
might bo exempted, there were other
assets such as steamers, hotels etc.,
which were not to Ik exempted.
Mr. Macdonald's   motion wns lost.
Tho    Lieutenant.   Governor    camo
down to tho Houso, nnd assented  to
ths bills which had been passed,   including the Immigsatlon Act.
«  «  t
Id rofcrenco to! the employment of
Japs on the C.P.R., Premier McBride said, as roportod in to-day's
"The Dominion rallwav commission
is, sir,, In control of the C.P.R. as
well as of tho other transcontinental
linos doing business in this provinco
under federal charters, and if it is in
the public interest that these    mon
i-rt«„,       -•■ ".».w.u.ouu a sons,    or "i" I'uwiic interest that
WS.   '.Ty' amMly lor the *ould not be employed, and « it be
San Si   ~.--Na°a!ffl". ■M-|*SSL**fc*;-Hrtr v^ P™*™ °n ths
places within a low hours' travel
from those camps. Met not a single white man swings an uxe alonj
those miles in an olfort to make
good tbe final act af passing .these
white-won wastes into the hands if
Have patience. The solution ul tlio
problem is trotting, with short, caro
ful steps along the road, lt is in
the snaps of a Jap "cookeu." On
hia shoulder is a polo. On one cud
of the pole is a huge kettlo of tea,
on the other a bucketful uf rice. It
Is near noon. He is trotting out
to feed the Jap On that tea and
rice axes will awing and saws swish
through weary hours and then—injure
tea and rice.
That'■ all.       Write your volumes
on economics. Spin fine drawn thco
rles.    Spout    from your platforms,
split the air with platitudes.
ing nearer and ever nearer to the
homes which shelter the loved one,
whom they are trying to reur a-
cording to white standards. You
must not say much about tbe ni'.*
or thelv conditions. It's "b.id
form." '.It might "hurt business,"
It would give the country a "black
eye." It "really don't amount to
much, anyway," and, besides, tns
government 1b thinking of building-a
road, or trail, or something, Into the
wilderness out back of Mount B. u-
son, and qulto a number of these
mon wtll be given enough work to
keep them (rom starvation. The io
malnder will puU through somebov
They always have, you know.
 ! »       ■   ■    ■
XANOOUVEB,' Feb. 12.- Policeman Arthur McLeod was shot this
morning, but not fatally injured by
a Chinese chicken thief. McLeod had
traced the Oriental by his tracks in
the snow yesterday morning and to
day he lay in wait for tho Chinamen's return aftor a night spent in
marauding. He called' on the Chinaman to halt, but the Chinaman
pulled a gun from his blouse and
commenced to shoot. One bullet
went through McLeod's neck whilo a
socond whizzed past his car. Ths
Chinaman escaped.
NEW YORK, Foil. 12,-Slx automobiles started from ihe Times
Square nt 11:15 a.m., toda-- on
their way to Paris by wny of Beh-
rlng Straits. The party was witnessed '•-• a great crowd of   people.
LONDON, Fob. 12. — Nearly fifty
women suffragists who yesterday
made a raid on the House of Commons, were arraigned In tho police
court today and sentenced to pay a
•ne or one month imprisonment. All
but two of them preforred to go to
Pekin, Feb. 11.— Border complications and   tbs   success of the rebels
on the French border, due It ia beany port in tho British J llsvod, to foreign assistance, haveln-
emplro   searchlights are observed to'duced tht   Chinese
arrangements   being Toads means   a risk to tho
nil. „„,i    .-- -'"rtora Fuel Co., to !PUhHo, I believe that   ample "oppor-
ths end when the steamer Was plan- trtnlty exists for bringing about    a
nex? £.6TCted,tu "Hva within the,ohange in theso respeits    But    sir?
when. I   hy" , 'rom San «''™nclsa,, this parliament has Nothing   to    do
bt h«,    J"S "J9" Mayai •"soharg-'with this matter, nor has It anyth-
Nowno t   T " C01' hrou*h'   &™ ing whatever to do with tho emp oy
chief sTiL.       . ...J'   FJS*W Kta»- T °' 9lther tb8 C*P'H' ttnd •*    the
at on   in T™ "IiV" Bnlish t'orpor-lottar railway companies that are be-
tend™,!?1     i1,01? ?\lh0   modern, Ing operjited    under federal   concos
tendencies In    shipl,-jll.t|,g p^biithed slons.   ~For my part, sir, I   quite
QtmTnt S- 811Pplng IU"ub"" »•' the V" w»h my hen. friend l/one
Glasgow     Herald,    deal,    with ll.u «ap«t I, too,   sir,   would   (Ike   to
dern ..iT"1.'10 .of Uw mosl m°- "i ^hito men ""P'os-ed from one
ntr,„,Um*auAn ln the construction «>d of this    province to the   other,
ner Th^T\H,e."aya tlle »"»- *B2 '» »°° W«T Hindu, Japanese
welcht «?.' i *o0Ut 7,5(JO t,,M deal "nd Ohinaman out of the country,
Kolmer' n^H( "Lin 1.07 by M<"«n> "fl ^Hl«« nun engaged in their
Kopnoi,  of Stockton, for Mr.    Wil- **»"•    hut    I say again, sir   that
StPL Brt,sh0rer"' B,nd d™*- ff1**!**** whihs entire^
wnLi il aorp0ra.tl.in.    This *>»J*°nd   the    control of this loglsla-
oXdym„T £2-2% '"! "■"** » ST   An":. "r* " my hon' «* "
rit n - , "JLn J? °' ,he  <■'•''">''•♦«■«- S"081^ nna  as  much  in earnest  In
o»dlo!?£     ,mZ "the,r  »''iP ^l6?1" to »*' white labor   pro?
Ronn«^ h„l    '? lJult on UeMr«- t60tod"to h8 wouU have this   house I
tad^rifJS"* "l""^1" (which may believe, It Is quite obvious that he
ovarii the 0n■ilM.Ur,™t,or><"■ouo,1 "^fy?" l,tm08t *" hl"   Power, PV that goes with it.
deck J„Hrfrf-JTH°" of. the  nwhor and that he would    spaw no Effort
ouBa.- ?   ■'* PkUjg which are  pe- dr. to'lnaiiceUs frionds at Ottawa
de lgn>°buf ff-tif&SPS.   turrat •*•*«£**.■»■* powerrest£ &
l,„. i2' „ ,, " thif™ the trunt Pass such legislation
has two walls on each side. .-*•»-.
„  as will absolutely and lor all time to come prohl-
Botween these are carried nearly hit the Immigration of these people
600 tons of water.   Tho murine.   .~ into Brltta*    n^i..-i-i.   —•   .->->-•-
 —......   «.   m.     ytu
i Bhould he observed as obstruc- .'dern drilled troops at all frontier
tions may exist 'outside the harbor, points. The government proposes
One of the naval stations concerned again to send Prince Su to Mongo-
In tho admiralty's warning to mar-'lla for the purpose of developing the
InerS with regard to the clrcumstsn- plans looking to the organization of
cos which may arise to forbid entry defence for frontier districts,
to ports st night Is Esquimalt. | A modern drilled brigade Is now
Further developments ere oxpected on Its way to Tlbst for ths purpose
nt no very distant date. of organizing a Tibetan division.
But thore it is. Swinging from tho
two ends of that pole la the solution.    Take it, or leave lt.
There swings tha reason why pennies pile Into dollars, and dollars Into dividends .for a railroad company, that is too poor to pay taxes,
or hire white men to da its work.
There swings ths reason why, tbs
powers of the British Columbia government have to bs strained to tho
uttermost to so order things that
while relief Is planned for these unemployed white men, these kettles of
tea and buckets of rice shall go on
helping the pennies pile Into dollars
and dollars Into dividends.
You see, this relief work comes out
of the taxes and thla railroad doe*
not pay taxet-ean't afford It.
Trot along, Uttls Jap. with' your
tea and rice.     Ths time la coming
when the white worker will be glad j
to share your burden and take the J
pay that goes with It.     Ths hands (
are moving around the dial, and the J
time Is near.    Such Is the situation I
In ths city of Nanaimo in this year'
of grace, and month Of February.      j
Ths   powers that bs, In   railways
and elsewhere, were not short sighted enough to aflpposs that this state
of affairs could long continue,    and
VANCOUVER, Feb. 12.- F. L.
Clarke of Vancouver has received
news from his son, ('apt. F. Clarke,
of tho sloop Lulu, of the wreck of a
schoonor and tho loss of lives of nn
unknown white man and seven Indians on 0.iioen Charlotte Island reef
last week.
Capt. Clarke was an oyowltnoss of
tho wreck but could not rescue them.
Capt. Clarke and cuiuindes waited
sovoi-al hours and risked their lives
In doriOB but were unable to Ond a
s'li'lo body. During tho night ths
sei.uoner broke up.
London. Feb. 11.—II a bill which
passed its flrat reading In the House
of Commons yesterday afternoon becomes a law, Juvenile lovers of cigarettes will have a hard time in
indulging their appetites. The set
is a government measure, which a
mends tho existing laws for the protection of children. It prohibits
smoking under ihe age of 16, provides penalties for any one less than
1(1 years old caught smoking ln the
streets or any other place, and making the sale of cigarettes to persons
under 10 years punishable oflense.
—— s
Berlin, Fob- 12,-Owing to .,' •
outbreak of the plague In West •
Africa, Chancellor Von Brloun
has decided on the strictest •
sanitary inspection of vessels •
arriving at German ports from •
that country. '.
aft- tt««m"I      u VM ""a*1'*  'n lnt! Brtttah   Columbia, and   obtain
the m»Ti T no b,lI1'1»'»<l« between »uch a solution of this- great  ^ro-
the machinery space   and forepsals; Mem as will give ample asSsfactlr«
there are two hatchways, eaoh   over to the peopled th^ou'S/ ^But
bntt,^ ^ top "tructure Is sup- hundreds of Aslatlcs^W meXfx 'n<!onv*!nI«n« questions bs asked,
to hi pbrsc««?g :X ll th? h0"-' SSI™-1,'™-, «• »» "on^oy^Str/t «• "«*~ary that a rasdy an.
ties andTatenchinn.     n'™ °'.cr0"^ ^V*' :tapl-v thla' -*at •*• wSiiH «ww •» Provided to thoss who have
SSSSri SSWW sj^^ijr.ssrtt, sz * rrto ** lte» >^'
fnlan.28' "£    'tNowport News ?my of .very department ol^ labor I'0'* tb* ^ °' PuMI« °P'nlon.     So
that there isonly   on. r«n.*r   ,.r.-.t Jip .^.^^ „„„ ^•«
Steel Is Iron free from dirt, ti
or foreign substance fusee] will
Icarfton. .arson gives tou '
■stcngth, keencss snd Hfe,   ,.  ■
Thirty vest's study of the ra tori
Isltusllon hss shown • way to,—
ladd the highest per cent ofj
arson to s Carbo Magnetic
Irssor Made throug n secret
INO giving Its uniform dls.
mond like hsrdness-somc.
lining sbsoluldy Impossible
with lire tempted -Miors.,
land they are Hamburg ground\
But Test this UNCOIrDITIOri.
rived in perfect condition,"
Ladysmith Hardware Go. y
IIIII     I     '"   I '111    ||--  M     I ^^    ,   ,-ta^Baar-tti|M^
The most important event in local
football this week is the meeting of
the Island Association in Victoria
Statonig,ht, The meeting has heen eftll-
od at the instance of the local club
„ to determine once^ and for all ,-the
vexed question of the eligibility of
Mainland pluycrs to compete in the
Island -League.
Commenting on tho meeting, thu
"Victoria Times," which appears to
be the organ of the Association officials, says that the teams at present using Mainland players give ns
a defence that they did not Import
the players, and that the players
■were not known before they interested thomselves in Island soccer.. They
came here looking' for work just as
Calgary Cnledonias and the Winnipeg players migrate to the coast for
work. Tho constitution of th Vancouvor Island league permits players
co-mint1, hore in search of work, but
not the holding out of enticements
to them. The meeting called for
Saturday will thrash this matter out
thoroughly once and for ail so that
a definite basis can be worked from.
Of course tho constitution hns no-
thin-a to do with what a man does In"
earning an honest and honorable living. As a matter of fact the constitution says nothing about tho Importation of players, nor the holding out of enticements. As far as
the Island constitution Is concerned,
if theso Vancouver playors are eligible, thoro is nothing to atop any
' club from engaging playors from tho
Terminal city for single matches.
The constitution does not call for
residential qualifications. All that
ie required to comply with its conditions is that a player shall be le-
ga"y registered and in good standing on tho club's hooks.
So much for the constitution in itself. Thore is nothing in it that
the writer can discover which would
prevent say tho Ladysmith Club
from playing off its match with Nanaimo on March 14th with an eleven
picked men from Vancouver. All
that would be necessary would be to
see that theso players were registered in timo and that their dues were
regularly paid. The first point in
tho whole controversy, therefore, is
that tho Island constitution in itself
does not prevent the importation pf
alien players nor the employment for
special occasions of foref)?. men. All
that the 'by-laws and constitution
stipulate is that a player shall not
be paid for hiB services.
The question cannot, therefore bo
settled by reference to the constitution of tho Island Football Association alone. But the Association is
affiliated with the B.C.F.A., and
through it with thc English Football
■Association. It is therefore, subject
also to their rulings ami by-laws and
Article 3, of the Cup Competition
Hules states that "the competition
for the Cup shall Ik conducted according to the laws as adopted by
this Association, and thc laws uu
hiid down in the Referee's Chart published by tho Football Association,
Ltd., of England, for the then current season."
Again, in Section 8, suit-Section A
of tho Constitution it states that ofj
the $1.0.00 entrance fee paid by each
club to join tho Island League, (7.00
Is handod over to the treasurer of
tlio B.C.F.A."
Tho crux of the whole question lies
in this:   The teams now pluy Ing   in
the Island League arc not only competing for tho Islam! Championship
and the Cup that goes with it, but
are qualifying for tlie final of the H.
C. Cup. This is the kernel of" tho
whole matter. Is it possible to separate tho final game for the B. C.
Championship from the games in tho
qualifying rounds'? Not by any
means, ulM according to all English
Oup competition rules, no player can
appear for two teams.
"No player can represent two clubs
in ono season," stfl*t'S Article 4 of
the Cup Competition Rules attached
to the Island Constitution. Tho argument that this is meant to apply
only to the Island League does not
meet the point. Thc Islund League,
liko the Mainland Cup Competition,
although they may both carry with
• thom a distinctive honor to the premier team, are yet after all only
qualifying stages for participation in
the final match for the championship
of the 'Province.
Thoro is really no getting away
from this argument. Howltt; Crulckshanks and Hurley and the rest of
thom havo all assisted Mainland
clubs in the qualifying rounds of the
Cup. Thoy arc now -doing tho name
for clubs in the Islund League. And
it is the two, winners in these rounds
that have to decide tho Provincial
championship. How, thon, is anyone going to declare them separate
The competition in reality is for]
the championship of British Columbia. It doos not affect the point
thut it takes a different form hero to
what it does on tho Mainland. Tho
■winning team over thore will ibe tho
champions of tho Mainland, as tho
winning team hero will be the champions of tho Island, But the real
point at stake, the honor in sight
from the flrst game, is really the
championship of the Province. That
is tho high distinction which every
team, both Island and Mainland, is
striving for; and it is that which
makes the competition one and indivisible
If this view be the correct ono and
certainly it is tho view which is
shared by some of tho authorities of
tho B.C.F.A., thon any player who
has helped a Mainland Club to qualify for tho final game against an Island Club, is ipso facto ineligible to
play in the Island League. This has
always been tho Standard's contention, and apart from the Constitution altogether, it is die tu tod by all
that is in the best interests of sport.
For example tho "Times" in the
article qi> ad, says that the players
(l. o., Hewitt, Harley & Co.,) were
not known before thoy interested
themselves in Island soccer. This Is
a mistake. It was after Hewitt and
Crulckshanks were seen out on tho
occasion of tho big double header in
Nanaimo that a kindly providence
directed their weary steps to tho coal
city In search of work.
Of course, this is not tho point at
Issue. As we have pointed out it
has no bearing on thc question st
all. Tho point is aro these men eligible according to tho rules of English and Provincial Football Associations. If they ore thon the constitutions badly, needs amending. If
they are, then any team can strengthen Its woak places by direct Mainland importations. If there are,
then there is an end to pure Island
football, and that, too, when Mts
standing and hold on thc people and'
the enthusiasm and rivalry   of    tho
clubs were never greater.
The press controversy arising out
of tho NanaimorVancouver Rugby
game is still raging as fiercely as ever. Vancouverites have gone so far
as to discuss the advisability of excluding thc Hornets from tho League
Nanuimoites, on the other hand.havo
decided that until the wholo incident
has been invottigated by an impartial commission appointed by the
Rugby Union, thev will play no more
matches with Vancouver. And so it
goes, with occasional side lights
from Referee Tr.lt and independent
contributors from followers of thu
gaftie, meantime tho press of both
cities are hurling recrimination the
one nt the other.
And all this in the sacred n-.rtio of
Sport I Surely the whole thing
could have been settled responsil ility
allotted and tho more .-egret.tab!o
features of the /incident smoothed
away long before this and without
causing an almost irrspanole estrangement between the two titles.
One is almost driven to nollevo lhat
thero isn't a writer on Jto Vancouver press who has ever rubbad shoulders with a genuine sport, lt is not
for a moment conceivable that every
man of the Hornets is such ;i mean
low-down sport as the Vancouver
press would have us believe,
more than as the contrary inference
that every man on tho Rep fiftoin is
a paragon of sport.
Tho Union ought to have taken
immediate action. Had they promptly ordered an investigation it would
have saved all this ink-slinging and
avoided all the ructions and eruptions that havo taken place in the
sporting circles of the two cities. It
Is in the best interests of sport that
the blamo for such regrettable incidents should be promptly laid on the
proper shoulders, and the offenders
adequately punished. This can only
bo done by the Union and, in the
present cW, ought to havo been
done before now.
Tommy Burns' long list of "frosts'
is getting rather monotonous. First
thero was the twenty-round ohaso of
O'Brien, next the single wallop he
administered to Squ res, and third
hiB profitable stalling with Ounnerj
Moir. Everybody who know anything of the game knew that Moir
hadn't an earthly chance with 'the
'French-Canadian, And poor Jack
Palmer ! Fancy putting a man who
was nn casv. mark for Twin Sullivan
up against such a nerve jotter as
Tommy Burns. Jim Roche tho Irish
slugger says Palmer fought liko an
old woman. Well, he will be ablo to
tsjM how it's dono in a month's time
-Paddy Howitt, by universal consent
was the dirtiest player on the field
Inst Saturday. In fact ho was tho
dirtiest player over seen on tho Hold.
It took two city men a whole day
to replace tho dirt Paddy carried
away with him to Nanaimo. Indeed
Hewitt is a great boy on a soft
ground; and the way he slid and
alittered round on Saturday was a
smith forwards tried to scare Graham and Hewitt.
If :* had not been for that ono
question we would really have done
"our possible" to forget all about
that mutch, and all the hard things
our friend on the Free press said of
us. Indeed, we were trying to bury
it all up, and oven stuck a little
sprig of olive on the top to indicate
the purity and pure loving kindness
' of our intention. But we made a mis-
tako or either that or our friend has
misunderstood us.
Rsaily we didn't hark back to tha
dead past. We wore just luying u
few floral tributes on tho grave. We
thought in short we had made a con
vert, Not the kind of convert who
thinks ids changed state can only be
adequately marked and expressed by
yelling and whooping and noisy public confession. Rather a modest, re-
tlrintr kind ol convert, nono the less
sincere because he didn't proclaim his
conversion from the houso top, none
tho less true, if even lie himself was
not aware of it.
I Thut was all, and, of courso we
rejoiced,    as we    are bidden  to do,
'ovor the one something or other that
'rcponteth. We may havs bsen a
little vain and more or less sarcastic
and so merited the rude rebuff we
received. But we really had tho best
and most friendly intentions, and did
wo not cite chapter and verso ?
Stlil wo are wondering away from
the question which it would be bad
form indeed to ignore. Where and
when did our friend say that the Ladysmith forwards tried to scare
Shorty and Howitt. Well— No. 1
after all that WOULD bo raking up
tho past, and we must at lease try
to make our practice square witli
our precepts.
As a last word fet us say we have
never taken any paternal care of
"Jimmy, and Bon, and Arthur, nnd
Joo, and the rest of the family."
Not a bit of it. The whole- of tho
bunch named can very well take care
of themselves. So cun Graham and
Hewitt. Not one of tho lot will
scare worth a cent. That it our
last word as it was our first,
Our friend on the Frco Press Is
again after information: His thi ret
for knowledge bents a logger's six
months accumlated drought all to
pieces. Ho wants us to tell him whon
and whero he said that the    Lady-
The Mainland Football toum has
been selected for the great match against the Island team on March 7th
at Vancouver and will line-up on the
field of play in thu following array :
Ooal—Rogers, (Thistles).
II. Buck—Strange,  (Thistles}.
•L. Back—J. Trim, (Wostham Id.)
L.  Half-Forrest (Thistles-).
C. Half—Graham, (Shamrock).        j
R. Half-Main, (Thistles.)
0. Right-Barker, (Nationals.)
1. Right—Laek, (Westminster.)
Centre—Mitchell, (Thistles.)
I. Left—Hurren, (Shamrock.)
0. Left—Jones, (Shamrocks.)
Back—Ounzon, (Thistles.)
Half—Knowlcs, (Shamrock.)
Forwards— Warburton,  (Thistles)
London, (Westham Id.)
Referee—F. McColI.
As will be seen neither tho Celtics
nor North Vancouver haw representatives on the team.
Tho Mainland soccer people havo
been thoroughly stirred up over the
Island playing several men formerly
of the Mainland teumsf Tho Main-
landors claim that the Islund clubs
have induced their players here, and
a big kick will be made over tho
mat tor.
(Montreal Star.)
A package containing §11,000 has
disappeared from an Ontario bank.
The officials should try and think of
what politician was last seen in the
"I read in tho book of statistics
that the average woman carries from
HO to HG miles of hair on hef
"And then she raises the duce     if
her husband happens to carry a yard
or two on his coat sleeve."
A scientist declares that the human ' brain contains 300,000,000
nerve cells. Even that great number would hardly accoinmodnto all
the nerve some men display.
A dentist In Newark, N.J., has
been sentenced to the penitentiary
for eighteen months for no other offence than running his automubile
over a man In tho street. It may
be mentioned incidentally that tho
man died, but this was unpremeditated, and probably is no necessary
part of the story.
The Canadian Bank
Of Commerce
"Tako the weather as lt comes,"
urges tho Indianapolis News. That
is all very well, but whon a different kind comes every few hours, It
keeps a  man too busy.
B. E. V ALKEB. President.
ALEX. LAIBD, Genera! Ma ager
A. E IBELAND, Superintendent
of Brat dies.
PaM-up capital $10000.000
Rest 5,000,000
Total Asstis.. 113,000,000
lii'ui c'-«8 throughout Canada und in the United States and England
Fat-mars'   Papar  Discounted.
Deposits ol' $1 and upwards received, and intereet allowed at
curren rntes. The 'lepssit.ir ifl subject to no delay whatever in
the wil di-fVi'ul 1f ihe whole or uny purt of the deposit.
a. in., to 13.    4 p.m., to I p.
m.    8 p.m., to 8:30 p.m.
LA'DYSMrlB   MUNCH   L. II.  DsQBX, Manager
|3 JOHN   W.  rOHUHN. <;KO. 0   PICKARD. 83
frj]   president and Managing Director. Sw retnry-Treaaiirtr.     nj
A hotel proprietor ln Kansas City
once told of an amusing Incident con
nected with the stay at his houso of
a rural politician af Missouri.
The politician had como to tho hotel for but one day, nnd he had tak-
■ en his dinner somewhere else with n
friend. When on coming to pay his
bill, hs found himself charged with
a day's board, dinner and all. Ho
protested vigorously. It waa explained to him that tho American
plan was based strictly on time ani
that If hs chose to eat elsewhere lt
was his own lookout. The man,
however refused to be pacified and
paid the bill under protest. Then ta
every one's surprise, ho asked If din
nor was still on. Upon being Informed that it lasted until nine in
the evening, he excluimod:
"I have oaten my dinner, but I'm
going to get my money's worth out
of this house If I suffer all the tor
ments of dyspepsia."
He then rushed into one of ths din
ing rooms, seined a bill of tare and
ordered everything he could think of.
When he finally reached his limit the
waiter handed him a check for
"What's that for?" he demanded.
"Your dinner, sir."
"But I've already paid for my dinner-ln my bill," protested tho unfortunate man. "I am staying here on
the American plan,"
"Then you should have gone! into
the other dining room," sold tho
waiter.    "This is the European plan
* Paris,   Feb. 13.—Telegraphic   *
* advices received hero from Gen.
* Damade, tho French commander '
* in Morocco, state that ho    hns '
* occupied Keshan Ouid without '
* ' resistance and ravaged the sur- *
s  rounding   country.    The   Caid *
* of Musab made submission. '
FRANK, Alts., Feb. 13— Daniel
MeNoil, a miner, wi>< killed yesterday in the West collieries, Hs was
In the act of loosening the coal chut*
when'the coal began to move anl
■mothered him.
MONTREAL, Feb. ll.-Speclal cable says the British passenger agents
association, comprising the best
booking agents, have issued a strong
ly worded protest against the attack
of tho Guildhall magistrate, Sir Mar
cus Samuel, upon tho Canadian immigration bonus system.
Tho association says the magistrate was obvious uf the fact that a
bonus of one pound per immigrant
was only paid on immigrants approved by the government, and it
says, to insure nono but desirable
needy emigrants be sent to Canada,
the Urltish board of trado licenses
be given only to agents who pass
qualification examinations and belong to the association.
The association claims that tho
whole trouble In Canada has arlaon
through irresponsible and ill-Informed agents and semi-philanthropic societies. It has put the case bofore
tho high commissioner.
Minneapolis, Minn., Fob. 11.— A
number of stock bonds and securities
representing fifty thousand dollars,
were stolen- from tho desk of Daniel
C. Hopkins, vice-president of the
Hopvlns Land Company some tlmj
on Friday morning, although Mr.
Hopkins did not report tho matter
until today. There is no clue to the
Identity of tho parties who took the
♦>■    ■
Toronto, Feb. 11.—Wm. J. Bryan,
leader of tho Democratic, party in tha
Unltod States, arrived in Toronto
from Montreal thts morning. He is
the guest of the Canadian Club under whose auspices he speaks at a
luncheon today.       ,
♦ <
CAHBERRY, Man., Feb. 12,-Mro.
S. Mahon was trampled to death by
a vicious horse at her home near
here today. Her husband was ln
Carbsry at the time ol the accident.
Mrs. Mahon went out after her children had gono to school to leed the
horses. A neighbor called to pay
a visit and finding Mrs. Mahon not
tn the house, she went to the stable
and there found Mrs. Mahon lying
unconscious and badly trampled beside one of the horses. Sho only
Ivod a short time.
An Irishman who had just united
with a Catholic church In a small
town was careless enough to let the
priest catch him coming out ot a
saloon with a Jug under hla arm.
The priest waited for him to como
by and said:
"Pat, what is it you have in that
"Whom does lt belong to?" asked
the good man.
"To me and mo brudder Molke,
"Well, say, Fat, pour yours out
and be a good man,"
"I can't, sor; mine's on the bottom," answered Pat.
—-i -e -.—i
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12. - The
fight between Jack (Twin) Sullivan
and Jim I'lynn last night went to
the limit ot rounds no decision being rendered. Honors wcre about
, f.	
I Toronto, Feb. 11.—The city council yesterday decided to ask ths legislature for an increase in the liquor license fees.
' ■ '   '      ♦	
|   "Do    you   expect to get anything
out of your investment!"
|   "Well," answered the man who is
Just pretty well discouraged, "if tho
price of paper keeps on going up ths
stock certificates ought to be worth
Blllkins had recently moved    from
New    York to Boston.    The other
morning he went to the butcher's.
"Oivs me a nice porterhouse," he
"Extremely sorry, sir," said the
proprietor, urbanely, "but wo aro
not giving anything away this morning."
Spring Samplus of Spencer's made
to order Suits    Just   arrived—order
oarly—fit guaranteed. x
.' Obese party— I'd give anything to
be as thin as your art.
Thin Mend— You can get that
way for IS a wesk.
Obese Party- How, pray?
Thla Friend— Move your trunk over to my boarding houss.
(■Geo. Meredith.)
Goorge Meredith, the distinguished
poet and novelist whoso eightieth
birthday was celebrated in England
today, was born in Hampshire, Feb.
13, 1838. He received the most of
his schooling in Germany. -Returning to England he studied law for a
tune, but soon abandoned it for literature. Uts first literary effort
was a volume of poems brought out
,n 1851. This was followed by The
Shaving of Ghagpat, and other
works which brought him much fonio.
Altogether Mr. Meredith has written
more than twenty successful novels,
besides Innumerable poems and critical essays.
Ho Is a Liberal In politics and
has been a leading spirit In the
Home Rule party. Of lute yoars,
however, he has led a retired life
at his home In Surrey, whore he has
continued his devotion to out-dour
sports, being especially fond of cricket. His occasional literary productions retain their old-time vigor.
It has been said that Mr. Meredith
has more literary followers than any
ether living writer, and his disciple*
never fall to assign him the highest
place ln English fiction.
SEATTLE, Fob. 12,-Max Siobert,
Gorman sign painter, aged CO
years, nnd secretary of tho Grand
Lodge of tho Sons of Hermann    for ... c
the  state of  Washington, aftor a l-fas received the agency Ol
third attempt at suicide, was found
dead this morning in his shop on
First Avenue. Death was caused by
a bullet which was sent into his
brain while lie stood in front nf a
A letter loft states that he first
took morphlno and failing he attempt
ed death by Inhaling gas. Finally,
driven to dcs|icrntion he usod a revolver with fatal results.
Tliis afternoon it was made public
that Siobert was short in his accounts to tho grand lodge of the
Sons of Hermann about $1,600, and
this is bollovcd to havo preyed so on
his mind thnt bo sought death by
A foreign paper says the French
are a psoplo who habitually thirst
for blood. Fortunately, however,
they have learned to quench their
thirst with something less expensive
und easier to bo .obtained.
Ernest Thompson Scton asserts
that no animal in North America
will attack a man. Wo fear Ernest
has never read the stnry of the C.P.
R. wolf hunt as told by tho C.P.R.
press agent.
♦     |
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Fob. 13. -
The presidents of the leading rail,
roads operating in Tennessee, tho
Louisville und Nashville, the Nasii- {
villi-, Chattanooga & St. Louis, and \
the Illinois Central, have been sum- f
moaed to appear here before the
Tennessee railroad commission tomorrow to discuss the question of
reducing railroad passenger fares in
this State. It is oxpectet that the
railroads will, decline to voluntarily
reduce their passenger races and if
the commission persists in its determination the matter will be taken
into the courts. j
S-S iiiihiiii
Meals Served at all 'lours.
First Class
I Ace mmodation
Private Rooms
I For Ladles.
Clam Chowder and Oysters
v.lmne   -   rr.irle.tr.
The Jones Hotel
Gatacre Street.
one of the best American
Picture Enlarging Firms.
Cull in and see Sprcin ens.
P.O. Box 51 'Pktsjs 44
Dealer In AU Kinds of
Keats Delivered free of charge ea tka
Shortest Notice.
Hia: IN A, Soak., Fob. 12.-In tho
supreme court this morning Judgo
Prowlcr-gitst dismissed thirteen charges, against Mayor Smith, claiming
damages amounting to ^26,000 for
unlawful arrest. The charges arose
ns tho result of tlio famous Chinese
raid on August 23rd last when all
tbo Chinamen in the city wero gathered at tho city hall and tho search
for tho murderer Charlie Mack carried out lu the resorts of tho coles
tials. Tho thirteen Chinamen wore
British subjects and they claimed $2-
000 damages each from tho Mayor
for unlawful nrrest. Similar char-
were placed against 1111*00 poJice-
mon and ono mounted police olllcor.
Theso aro to go ahead as tho judge
only held that tho mayor was not
responsible, his action being of an
entirely passive nature. Tho cnso of
Hah Po vs. Smith is also to go
ahead, as it is takon ou different
Stove Wood
Ovt bjr White Labor Oaly.
Expressir an
All Home Cured
Roberts St. Butcher
"I am very sorry to hear, Captain
Salter, that your wife left you    so
' "My mistake, sir. I took ber for
a mate, and she proved to be a
skipper."   I
■    ■ »	
Halifax, Feb. 11.—John Jones, TU
years old shot himself dead yeatei-
•Jay.   ,
Hamilton, Feb, U.— Ths Hantil-
roo street railway will arbitrate differences with employees. |
London, Ont., Feb. 11.- J. W.
Craig, a trusted employee of the
London A Western Trust Co, for ths
past Bva years, la short In his accounts to the amount ol $5,000 or
more. He left last week presumably
to accept a responsible position
Kith a St. Louts arm. The discrepancy was revealed by the auditors.
Athens, Ont., Feb. 14.-Flro lost
night destroyed the Parish Block
nnd dwelling of William Parish throo
families homeless. Loss over $13,010
partly covered by Insurance.
(urination, and this theory is   borne
out by the geological conditions   on
^^ the North Snnnlch peninsula.
_ Deep waler obtains all olong   the
Gorman capital, millions Of it, Is ghores of tho peninsula nnd tho lar-
Iwhinil coiil-lioilng operation! which g^t steamships afloat will bo ablo
woro storied tho latter part of Inst to securo coal practically right at
Week on North Suiinicli peninsula, tho pit mouth should the boring op-
V tliin eighteen nitres of tho city ol orations disclose the presonco of coal.
Victoria and three miles of Sidney. Thi, proximity of tho mines to tho
Iho advent of German capital marks wntcr will be an ononnoue advan-
n new era in tho development of the togo in tho matter of thu costs of
mineral wealth of British Columbia, handling tho output of the mines
ns to dato little of tho woalth of whlch mav bo developed,
that nation has sought undertakings -
In this province. | ——————
v!*fiStt?JP?ilS^5J "» «*» ">»» ■» «"«•
Union Brewing Co.
Ladysmith, B. O.
represents tho unlimited Dnanclal In.
lorests in tho North Snnnich operations, has been buying land and ga- 	
therlng up options. On Wednesday LONDON, Feb. 12. - Before senile hnd the entire North Snnnlch pen- tonoo w«a passed on Von Vellhelm
Insula In his possession by purchnso to<iay th<> I'0"06 hoard, a remarkablo
nnd bond, nnd on Thursday a boring ,t0|,-v °' hl* caroor °' crlm0 and
mnchlno was Installed on tho western ,rnud-   „ ,,        ,..,.,„
port of tho ponlnsula whero it is be- According to this recital Von Vell-
lioved thnt drilling offers possibly tho "o'111 n"8 committed bigamy with no
best opportunity of success. Altogo- lo" thnn 80Ve" v">am' Th's ln-
ther four thousnnd acres nro now clu(1<'s " woman ho married In 1904
under tho control of Mr. Alvonsloben ln Yankton, South Dakota, and a
Including the entire shore lino of tho y°unK Amorlcon woman whoso name
ponlnsula, is not mentioned whom ho met    in
In tho opinion ol engineering ex- 1905 on board a stonmor between
ports who s|»nt several months look- Now YOTk ttnd Europe. Ho was
Ing ovor tho field, studying tlio for- married to tho second woman an Pa-
matlon of the poninsuln nnd thnt ol ri" by a ,nock Prlost- Tbo prlsonor
Vancouver Island ndjncent, there Is '■ alleged to havo obtnlnod a large
every promise of conl In *onimcrclnl- """ °'. money from most of his
ly paying quantities boing encounter,
od whore drilling has been commenced. To tho south of Comox tho
cr -itnllno rocks Intrudo only to glvo
wny fnrthor south to tho coal measures of Nnnalmo, bolow which tho
crystallite rocks ngnln nppoar and
dlsnpiwnrlng In tho Cowlchan district It Is bollovod thnt tho undorly-
ili Pastry
Always Fresh on Hand.
Wedding and Party Cakes Made to
Fruits nnd Candies of Ail Kinds
Prices are    vory   reasonable.    AU
Customers treated alike.
On the Esplanade.
Ladysmith, B. O.
do-sen   doc-
Now Patient— Half ^^^^^^
tors gave my father up,
Doctor — What wns    the matter?
Ing stratn contains tho conl boarlng Would ho not pay t""1' hilhlt tmmt^^w^^^^^^^  ^»»»*»»4.
_DAY. FEBRUARY im,   1908,
Spring Goods
haps   something   may be said then its htow .  • -,
that will tend to shock the good pen-     .. t&    f„i '"'"'"T8'
pie    who     think    that these things' wn'uln  J -a   "° ?0Ubt' su''h Arsons
should be kept quiet. K    """,    *"?ld L'on'l''B    to holy   com-
I      ♦ l,h"i, •? , ln a   clu"'<-'h which declares
BISHOP    SPEAKS  ON MARRIAGE I assm.Z<"fl"8 ""^'^   W°   ""*
■ I,hi, 1      1      the-v' woulu avoid   min-
IffMng     at    such a time with people
*■ u '.^^-a.^^^
Th#ro was a grand meteoric display
in tbe sky the other night. Some
residents on First Avenue noticed
the meteor hurtling through the heavens over the hills in a line with the
residence of Cr. Frost. The meteor
burst while yet in full view, and the
whole sky was lit up by the whit
ring blazing particles.
| Kho address dolivered by Bishop
[Uavt at the opening of the New Wes-
(minster Synod on Wednesday of last
! week, dealt with the position aud
duty of the Anglican church in regard to the marriage laws, with es-
]>ecial reference to the tmestiou (if1
marriage with a deceased wife's sis-
His lordship said in part:   "I   desire to refer    to a topic which   has
lately been a subjeci it some discus-
■Sinn   in  England   and     Canada;    the
Christian law of marriage us declared in the table of prohibited   degrees.
Although the table is bound   up    in
our prayer book, it yet seems desirable that I should     speak ulmut    it
plainly.    Tho Christian law of marriage is certainly a mutter of   primary importance.   All will admit that
it is tho duty of  the church to   enunciate and observe it as it is    revealed in Holy Scripture.
..."Tlie catalogue of marriages which
ure forbidden     is not an exhaustive
one, but the principles which   underlie the prohibitions are quite   clear.
Theso    revealed     to     the Christian
church tho divine will and the Christian marriage law is framed .in   accordance    with  them.     Two    points
may be observod with regard to tlio
prohibitions in Leviticus.    First   the
c.ise is always sturted from the mans
side, us iu tho ten     conuuaudments, i
so that whatever is forbidden to the I
inan'is intarnnflnllu ,».•)■!..<-«» +« **•■-*
... ~ *.« h. i/iuiu wud people
who have been instructed in the law
I of the church and acknowledge it to
lhe the Jaw of God. And by having
recourse to the civil officer or tlie
[minister of some other religious bo-
Idy in order to enter into a contract
positively forbidden by the church
!they have practically declared that
they have seceded from its communion. No clergyman who would be
Ifaithful to his vows und obedient to
'his bishop could admit such persons
to the Lord's supper. (Possibly our
[numbers may be lessened by faithful
| adherence to our fixed princikles, but
cortalniy our power for good service
I will bo increased."
NEW YORK, Fob. 12.- An explosion of several cases of oil which
wero being prepared for shipment in
a shed on a pier of the Standard
Oil Works at tbe foot ol North
Twelfth Street, Brooklyn today, sot
fire and destroyed the shed, pier,
and a two story brick building adjoining it. Tho building was used as
a boxing department. The loss Is
about $125,000.
Class —
Sublinth Services
Morning—11 a.m.
Evening—7 p.m.
Sabhntli  School and Ilililc
2:;il) p. in.
Evening Subject, Fob. 16th
Enemy of tiic Working Man."
All arc cordially invited.
li. WILKINSON, Pastor.
inun'is'inforentii'illy iorbidden to theJThaw'sIn^'t <?£' 8~Wn8n ^"V
woman.    Certainly our religion    re-'i„„..»»   ui   . yesterday morn-
ouires thnt. tho ».,ri.^ i.,V., „u„..i.i I .g- _'}'ter h>s lirst   night's sleep  at
Vancouver World's   Latest Solution
Don t forget tho   K. of P.   dunce,     u( Conditions Existing  in  Tho
next Friday evening.   Supper will bo; _mi .ri.a,lo 0l- Tlli8 uity
served during the evening, tlie music T)l0 Vancouver World is very busy
will bs of the best, and nothing will trying to solve tlie k-eul conditions
be left undone to make it a big  sue-  jU tno ootti lrada „, Nnnalmo.    The
     Tickets aro now on sale $2.50 following    ls tu.iv lategt conclusion,
par couple.
The dancs and supper given by the
which    appeared
Uespite     the  (act that
in thoir issue   of
there  ai
H^LB|8be.l"l,' w dKU  in  **"     6pem Tn meu IU     wul'k •""tho mines
House last night, was a great   sue-'Nanaimo and vicinity than wore emcees,    mere was a large company of Ployed    at    this     time a yeur afro
dancers     presont    ami a thoroughly  some four hundred     men havo    been
good time was spent. .struck from tho list oi tlie worker
—*"* and have joined tlie ranks of the unl
The Herald the other    day talked
of a resident of Ladysmith
having!. These men ure     being ground   bo-
.,   tiveeii the upper und the nether mill
been to Nanaimo for a pair of boots    t . U,V great stTu'ggie between
Whlch_ranked;,n the No.lo class. It. James   J)llllsumjj.     boBfSbaron, and
, coal mag
was not thc first visit of G-uS to Na-
naimo for this purpose, an<l he gavi
his size as "seize," so that he   him
who is a native    of
pulled out for Seattle
tlio Western Fuel Company
-      —     •    "•; «'"" "D.,Iilm*|    It wus the struggle ou the part of
self claimed to wear • sixteens.    Gus tj10     j?U0]  company    to force   the
Brest, Franco, |iamj 0j xjUn8mujr) cuui baron,   into
i on lhursday. a ct>uiUiuution that would enable the
"   '♦"  ' 'parties thereto to dominate tlio cool
The gamo with Esquimalt to-inor-, business of tlio Pacific coast, that
row, will be started earlier than us- caused the i-'uei Company to scud
ual to enable the visitors to catch to the Old Country and import some
■the afternoon train back. The kick- seven hundreds of miners for work
oftY therefore, hus been timed for in the properties in und around the
1.30 p.m. prompt. 'city of Nunaimo.    The increased out
put was to so glut the markets of
the coast thut the Dunsmuir efforts
to continue an independent business
would no longer prove profitable.
The importation of vast quantities
of Australian coal, aud the turning
of tlie same into the Sun Francisco
>"""L ''-   ull helped to so shape    the
Notice iB hereby given thnt at tht
next sitting of the Licensing    Com-  1IW |IU|lortuti
mistioners of the Olty of Lmlysniith, 0| AwKinn
application will bo made for a trans'  3 u,u^
tor of ths    interest of Edward Mul- ma,Si>
bollud. now deceased, in the retail SS til TT l°, *° s,ul
liquor license issued in respect of the Snt    ,\t.    **? thu timu of  lhe
__-. -a_______m--m-m. prcstut,    ftgroomeut is  up,  tho   now
premises known as     the Ladysmith
Hotel to Robert Barclay,
Executrix of tlio    Estate of 0, Mul
aollaml, deceased.
Ladysmith, B.C., Feb. Uth, Won
In the matter of an application for
a duplicate certificate of Title to
lots three nnd four (3 and '1)   111 nek
twenty nine (29) Map 703a. Townsite 	
of Ladysmith. -  -..- .**« w  u, muumu in un   ef-
Notice is hereby given   that   it is fort to better themselves iu tho new
my intention at the expiration oi one world, havo been suddenly forced into
month from the first publication here tlie ranks of the    unoinployed.    The
of to Issue a Duplicate Certificate of great game has  tuken another turn,
Title to tho above land  Issued     tn und these little pawns can now    be
Mary Davies on tho 28th day af July *wepfc from tho board to clear    the
 «     "1*1     ll|W
agreement can bo framed more to
thu udvuiitugc of thu Western Fuel
Company. it may be that the desired end has been accomplished, and
Lhat the lesson desired by tho Western Fuel Company has been tuugltt.
'it may bo thut James iiunsmuir has
'again proved his ability to take very
got nl care of himself. There is room
for many "It may bo's." There is
ouo fact. The men are no lunger
needed iu the move, und four hundred of the miners who were induced
by the agents of the coul company
to break up their little Jiomus und
sever the ties of a lifetime iu an   ef-
1902, nnd numbered 7045c
Registrar General
Land Registry Office, Victoria. II. (I
the 11 day of February,  1908.
For Saturday. I
Suits  Irom   $12.00  to   814.00
on sale for  18.00
Buits   from   $22.80 to $20.00
,or $10.50
Also big   reductions in   Neck-
Ties, regular  up to 75c in all
the different styles,  on   sale
,or  25c
Bowt,  Strings, Derbys, soiling-
'or   10c
way for some master combination of
the high contesting parties.
|   Some of these pawns have    found
thut by    the Lime    the money that
was advanced for their passage from
'the Old Country wus refunded,   und
a few tuxes held  buck out of    their
pay,     that    a  very  moderate sized
baud would hold the amount duo to
the workman, oven though paid    in
the shape of silver coin.    It is   only
reasonable to think that tho most of
them had a few    dollars when   they,
arrived,    und     the great contention
that "there is no destitution," which
is strongly  urged  by certain gentlemen, is correct in the main—as yet.
I   For one thing, many of the stores
of Nanaimo     aro    holding up these
men and giving thom tho chance   to
get so deep into the books of those
who havo to depend on tlie word   of
the     Wostern    Fuel Company,   that
I When work comes it will tuta   many
months for thu men to got even with
I tho world again. Meantime the men
are learning tho great lesson of "bo-
] ng gcod," ami will not bo "so unreasonable" when the question of a
readjustment of wages is again to
tho front. It's all purt of the game,
and a certain amount of suffering Is
necessary ln order to drlvo the lesson home.
By the   time    these men   or that
portion of thom nearest destitution.
aro forced to tho "tea and rice" program that     is    being prepared   for
them by the government and   sundry
■ companies,  coal ond  transportation,
I thoy will, in all probnbjity, bo easier to handle, nnd'quite glad   to go
back into the   mines under   almost
any    arrangements,     and when they
drop the 20 cents per hour program,
so arranged that it amounts to   little more   than     working for  board
and lodgings, think of what a    fine
argument tho railroad company will
 ., —* .«..tt*»« acquires that tho marriage law should
be equally applied to both sexes. Under Christianity woman bus been
'pluced in a position of personal equality with man, so that marriages
expressly forbidden to a man are
Tho likewise expressly forbidden, with the
same degree, to a  woman.
"Tho socond point is that, as   ro-
'gards marriage, affinity is equivalent
to    consanguinity.      Examples    are
found in Leviticus, seven relating   to
the former and six to the latter.   It
is obvious thut ull these aro   examples and not an exhaustive catalogue
[of all unlawful    unions.    This   catalogue may bo easily framed by anal*
ogy  and  by taking all  tho converse
cases.    It is not a pleasant   subject
...   consideration,  but it is eaio that
has been persistently forced   upon us.
'For instance it is not expressly said
that a     man    may not marry   his
daughter.       But it is said expressly
I that a man may not marry his   mo-
'ther.   From this we infer conversely
that a mother may not marry    hor
| son and by     analogy that a father
may not marry his daughter.   Nor is
it expressly stated thut a man may
not marry his niece, but it is stated
thut u man may not marry his aunt.
Conversely a woman may not mum-
her nephew and by anulogy a   man
may not marry his niece.   So   ugain
u man may not marry his brother's
wife, from which wo infer that tt woman may not marry her   husband's
brother and by analogy a man may
not    marry his    wife's sister,    The
wife's sister    has become liis   sister.
By currying     out these plain   inferences and unalogies the table of~for-
' bidden degrees wus drawn up by Archbishop Parker iu 150*3.
"It imposed    no now prohibitions, I
but merely    declared     pluinly thoso
which had «iways prevailed.    hJvery
prolan.turn     which is not   expressly
! stated in Leviticus is deduced   from
chapter 18, as 1 have shown, by necessary    inference and  analogy.     It
■must be said that the eastern church
! bears unanimous testimony from the
earliest recorded times to tlie unlawfulness of a    union  with a deceused
wife's sister.   Tlie reformors of    tho
sixteenth century, Luther aud others
|bore witness to the same oOece.   Tho,
Church of England at tho lteforma-'
tion simply adhered  to  the rule 'of
, Scripture.      The    diseasing   power,
claimed by Homo loosened the moral
hold of the law upon men's conscien-
[ces by seeming to reduce it to u mere
matter of occlesticnl discipline.   Tho
very fact thut a dispensation is considered necessary is yot a witness to
I tlio law.   The law of England, as wo
all know, like tlie law of Canuda has
been made tu diverge from the   law
of tlie church throughout thu Anglican communion, but that law still rein tains nnd is binding   upon   all   her
'members.   Ono good consequence 'we
may  hope  will result from tho   unhappy change    af the statute law of
the Mother country,    lt will empha-
Bi/e the fact that    the luw   of    the
church is distinct from the law of tho
state and show decisively that it  is
not subject to alteration by tlio civil! powor.
"if it be said that some who contract theso unions ure In other   re-,
[■poets estimable people, wc aro bound
to point out thut if such bo the case
their example in this particular respect is Ukely to be tho more   pernicious.   Lenders in schism and   advocates of false doctrines may also   be
lestimable people, yet nevertheless we
'are bound to    guard against heresy
and schism.       If it be said that    u
strict  observance of tho law is likely to bring troubles and Borrows upon innocent children, we can best reply that this case ia no exception to
tho rule by which the sins or    mistakes of tho fathers are visited upon
them.    Wo cunnot alter the law    on
account of thu grief possibly entailed
by its violation.
,    "It remains for mo to show   thut
tho law of the church in this diocese
and in the Dominion is perfectly   iu
accordance    with    tho Jaw   of    tho
'church throughout tho world.      Our
canons  upon tho   subject   aro    very
clear and definite.   Tlie ninth   canon
of the   diocese,     based on tlie   well
[Jmown cunon of tho Church of  England which wus promulgated in 1603,
'roads thus:      'Whereas tho table of
prohibited degrees    is founded   upon
Holy Sorlpturc and has the authority of the whole church, therefore  it
shall bo unlawful for any priest    of
the diocose of   How Westminster  to
solemnize a    marriago    contrary to
the provisions expressed in tho   said
table, aud it shall be the duty of every parish priest to havo   tlie   said
table   so   conspicuously   exposed   to
view within his church or   the    precincts thereof and to use all faithful
'diligence    for   avoiding tho scandal
and sacrilege of using the ofllco    of
,,.  ,, ...» mot,   Uigurs sloe
the Hutteawun asylum, he was astonished and startled to behold lying in a bed to the right of his, a
I yellow, wrinkled Chinaman, Quimbo
'Appo by name, close enough almost
to touch.
A few feet away lay a nogro while
fifty-six other beds in the dormitory
were also occupies by insane prisoners, or rather patients.
Huddled with the other Inmates of
the institution; Thaw was directed to
the Iavutory, where he was told to
disrobe. There was a shivering mo-
Iment under tho shower and then a
hard rubbing with a coarse towel.
He donned the same clothes he had
worn upon his entrance to tlie asylum the night before, and was ready for breakfast with tbe others at
j seven o'clock.
Thereafter    his day watTdisturbed
[only by   his own thoughts—-and   by
Quimbo Appo—until late in the aftor
noon, when Br. Evans and Dr. Jeliffe
|called.      Whatever else the wrnkled
old Chinese may be, ho is determined to force an intimacy with Thaw.
land he is  talkative to the point   of
I volubility.     Like tho other   inmates
whose   minds aro not wholly   gone,
lhe has hoard much of the slayer    of
'Stanford White, and when he  foundL
him in the adjoining    «ot yesterday |
Wo have theso goods right
direct from Switoraland in
nn elegant range of patterns
in prices ranging from 65c.
to $7.00 a pair.
Whito Pillow Shams and
Fancy Door Pannols direct from the same makers.
Soinothing away from the
Telephone, 1 2-4.
Nanaimi 11 0.
Mclntyre Foundry & .
Stove Corrjpany, Ltd.
Ladysmith, B. G.
New Store
Kewly Stocked
AU Kinds ol Wall Paper.
Ploture   Framing a Specialty.
£ High Street. C
Lace Curtain House.
» $
=! Dp. %& dm
All Work Guaranteed.
Pefcr Inkster
Ready for all kind of
Leave Orders with Blair ft Adam.
Telephone 3-4.
Mrs. H. Pollard, her many friends
will be glad to know, is getting
along all right after her operation.
Mr. A. Gordon, K.C., Ottawa who,
with Mrs. Gordon, is conducting Evangelistic services in Nanaimo, was
'in town cm Wednesday.
Mrs. Watson boarded tho Victoria
train yesterday morning,
Mrs. John Glllman and family left
town on the morning train yesterday
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Inkster and
family returned home yesterday morn
ing. Mr. Intater has been to an
eye specialist in Vancouver and it is
'possible that hc will have to undergo nn operation,
Miss Edna Goodridge, of Edmonton, Alberta, is the guest of Mr
aad Mrs. Win. Sanderson, of White
Mrs. R. Gear and family   returned
'morning, ho promotlv nnnnfn,2f7i        Mrs- R- 0a&r >~d ta
lieutenant geieraTTthe^m-^of ^ 'T Nnna""0 on '^"'^ "*SS
million men which ho hn« ™.„„I ..     M.^ and Mre- H. Ward come  down
...— QvffviKi ui tne arm** or a
million men which ho has in camp at
(Havers'lpaw, "and vice-admiral of the
fleet of gunboats which is awaiting
his orders on the Hudson to open flre
jon thc Mntteawan asylum.
— ■»
ALBANY. N.Y., Feb. 12. - State
Senator Burr has been notified b-
telephone of the death at his Indian
Head Stock Farm at Commack. L.I. i
of Edward, tho well known horse,
owned l>y Frank Work,
Edward many yours ago establish-1
ed a record of 2..M* !. Ho was 35
yours of ago, boing purchased by Mr.
Work 82 yoars ago for $12,500.
With his trotting and stable mate
Dick Salivellcr, those two horses
startled the trotting world some
I yoars ago at "Fleetwood Park truck,
by establishing a double harnoss
track record of 2.16}.
.        .    „_-„.    ...     1.M.W    I.UII1U     UUWIl
on Thursday morning from Nanaimo
whero Mrs. Word had iK-en spending
a few days.
Mr,  Walter Jones paid a visit
South Wellington on Wednesday.
Assortment of Bamboo Goods.
Large Assortment of Fancy   China
i ware and Glosawars, Etc.
S. Peterson
Instructions given ln all ths latest
Fancy Work at
Miss F. Uren
Roberta Street, ljtdysitiltli.
Phone 18,
First Avenue
Queonstown, Feb. 18.- Tho
Dritlsh Str. Mercedes do, Lsar-
Inga, from Galveston, Jan. 28,
for Manchester, passed Kinsall
today and signalled she had on
hoard the crew ol the American four-masted schooner Edward J. Berwlnd, having pick-
ed up tho mon In mid ocoan.
Mr. Ward paid a business trip to
South Wellington on Wodnesday.
Mrs. T. Richard returned on Wed
neadnjr from a visit to Wellington
and Nanaimo. /
Mr. R. Wright returned home cn
Thursday morning after an ntwencn
of a few days.
Mr. P. O. Hoot, thc Gatacre street
Jeweler, has his father spending n
few days with him.
Miss Reeves is leaving town for
Vancouvor where in future she will
| resided
Mrs. Guy Lnngton wins n passenger
on the Victoria train this morning.
;   Mr. C, VnnHouten-passod   through
town todny on his way to Victoria.
Mr. F. G. Ashton bnnrilml tlie Victoria train this morning.
Dill Jinking     it   an Offence to Sell
Liquor   to Railway Employes
on Duty ls Killed.
OTTAWA, Feb. 18.—The first crop
of bills passed this session was sent
to the Senate yesterday. The measures assented to Include the grain
| seed bill, and bills respecting Manitoba and Northwestern railway of
Canada, the I). C. Southern railway
and Esquimalt.
Senator McMulIen In committee, in
his bill to increase the penalty    for
selling liquor to    railway men    on
'duty, is said to have met objections
which wore raised whon the bill was
Inst up.     lie said he would amend
it hy making a man who sells  the
liquor pay not leas than $100    or
mnre than ?.*>00 or go to prison for
not less than three or more    than
twelve months.       Senators Powers,
llowoll, Clnren, Douglas, Perly, Wat*
son and Scott opposed tlie bill  because it was too drastic     The motion thnt the committee rise    was
carried by 24 to   18,   which practically kills the tiHl.
Totuan, Feb. 12.— British, French,
German and Spanish postal carriers
while on their way to Tangier, 82
miles distant, have been robbed ol
all the correspondence written in
Arabic that they carried.
Trains Leave Ladysmith
Daily at 2 a. m.
! Wednesday,    Saturday   and   Sunday
At 9:00 and 15:58.
For Victoria.
Trains r\rrive at Ladysmith
Daily at 11:57.
Wednesday,   Saturday   and   Sunday
At 11:57 and 17.55.
From Victoria,
District Passenger Agent.
102 Government St., Victoria
and every requisite
For Stylish Hair Dressing.
Dnlnty and Elaborate.
Call round and see them, Lsriies.
Choicest Fruits
Cigars.   Tobaccos.   Soft Drinks
William's Block
ianf. ^"^^Sra^ffi ,'hoiy Tommunta, WSu^? J
ending like that of the Kumerlc and *'« related withIn the siildlirohibk"
Uie increase of sovon Jap camps now '"' ■<•"-— '   '- «">" ■ •        l,ro"lwt-
 ,.M,n v, seven imp camps now
lining tho right of way of tho Alberni extension of tho E. & N. into several times sovon.
Thore are rumors nt tho present
time of a muss meeting to be held
on the streets of Nnnnimo for the
purpose of bringing    somo of   those
ifl?' ,ln „1902 ">o general ,y.
£? ,.°',pa",ad,t hd" '" Montreal pais
od Its third cunon which formally ac-
knowleflges the binding character of
the table ol prohibited degrees. It
will bo genorally,   if nol „„|vorsnlly,
wilfully     broken   tho ruling of    the
VANCOUVER, Feb. 18.- The first
application of the Natal Act took
| place this morning on the arrival ol
the Str, Iroquois from Seattle. Two
Japnnese, a Hindoo and two Frenchmen were examined. All were admitted. The Frenchmen had been
hore before, the Hindoo could speak
good English and had two hundred
dollars In his pocket, and ths    Ja-
Excellent Boarding
Philpott's Restaurant
b the Place lor
Notice is hereby given that an ap-
^^^^^_^^^; - | plication will be mude to the Legis-
I latlve Assembly of the Province   of
|'M>^^WVS|,^^^^^ British Columbia for an Act to In-
I corporate a Company with power to
equip, build, maintain and operate a
lino of railway of standard or other
gauge  to bs operated by steam,   electricity or ooher power for tlie carrying of freight, uassengers and  express from a point situated on Section Fourteen (14) or Fifteen (16) in
Hangs Five (V.) Cranberry District,
or Section Fourteen (14) Range Six
(VI.),    Cranberry    District;   thence
[south-easterly by   ths most feasible
'route to a point situate on   Oyster
Buy in Oyster District, a distance of
about twelvs    miles more or lees—
with   authority  also   to construct,
equip, maintain and operate branches
(rom time   to time from any  point
or points ol the proposed   railway;
-with power also to construct and operate telegraph and telephone   lines
(or tht purpose of It* business   and
.ior the public; with power to   own,
lues and operate water powers*   con-
Iveniont to    the   road, railway and
'other purposes, aad with such other
H. Thornley
'tftT/WR.    «
purpose of brlnirlno-    „nm„ „»" .u~~ lmiih.ii'.'. -="","""» i""«ons wnonavo!". „      V"— """ "*" f""> nunorea •   PBW"** "Mol llOKOtS fOF
thing, to \b.^XnVnTthnt   nTS^ln su'chl V" ^"". °'    tho        "" ,n hl8 •""*"*• and °»    »*> ^6 Week
,   tlon of the public wh ch falls to s£ as the marrfa^M.w '"f"*. T^r' '""""W m"> a,"° «!ho'»™ 1" the Eng ___.
"that there „ anything wrong.-PeT ^^^^^3'"* ""*•'"-'* •*• ««* I—-   to *■*•. *  O. WHITE.
,education* t«t. : ,-,.      '        *          Proprtotre*.
 "■.,,, ,\;**Hn '—•- '	
„ ..      ,        NOTICE.
Itsndi?.™.ller"bjrt8flven ""•* 1   —       ~ --■■"—. -»• w.h. sunn otner
eSiA 'pply,i0, the B"""1  <•'   U- '!••"«» •»• Privileges as are usually
™""™W commissioners of tho   Muni- «lv«> to Railway Companies,
clpmity ol Ladysmitli at their  next I       BARNARD I. ROBBRTSOlf
££,'" mo?',nII for a transfer ofthe    _JT,       Solicitors (or Applicant
hv»   i' ^,uor LlMn"° now    heM'   I**** »t Victoria, B.C., this loth
by me for tho premises occupied   by *W of J«a«ary„ long,"
m.2. !"ld.0lty °' ladysmith, from • NOTIOE.
myself to August PIna.
B. C,
24th January,
The United Oulkt ol St. John's
Mission will hold a Musical Social In
1 the Church ol England Mission Room
Notice is hereby given that after
thts date I shall not be responsible
for any dobta contracted by my wife
Teresa 0. Kay. All bills and accounts against mo must be rendered
at once. -""
ladysmith, Fob. 8th, 1908.      (S-4t.
on-Tue^syrF^T^TdmK™ lhLffiJ^!^ r*0:;- f'10'*
, SB cents. The proceeds will be de^ Jouw ,itL t,iMg.h*r ?*£ T«*"
voted to th. Sunday School. _Zui, uS^ttTSfl.** 8"'te'
il ,-.


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