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Array MITH    STAN
JLees,   tbe Man    Thoy   Could'nt
Hang,   -Release^ After 22
Years' Imprisonment.
tlie   Mun       Tliey   Couldn'-t   Hang,
IteletiseU   Aftor   "lHronty-Two
"Vettr-s"   Imprisonment
Gathering at-the Opera House Last Night to Celebrate tlie Poet's Anniversary.
1-Ata.Tiy    old    country
oo. 11     tho   man    who   ii
tenced    to   Ut^ath   for
±J____jr?&&    times       placed.
people   will      re-
1 8H?>   was    sen-
Qurdiir.   and waa
upon   thc      drop;
ct-zxcl yofc escaped, death. Tho man
was .J oh ii Lee and lie has now beon.
sot nt lil>e3rty. It was at (Devon As-
sizes in 18.S5 Hint lie was convicted
c-*f tbe 'wilful murder of his employer.
Miss    JKIeyso. The   proceedings    that
followed his conviction are probably
w i tho ut 1 >ara 1 ltd in tho h 1 story oi'
ox-iirxixiol'og"5', and    mig-ht' haw   been
■ta.Jk.4e-n from a novel of the most im-
possiblo type. Three   times      the
noose        was placed        around    ,Tuhn
•Ijoe's neck, and three -times did the
trap of the scaffold refuse to do its
S r*u*esom»a work. * ' 'It was a inyster-
icajs intervention        of   l^rovidence,
said thousands of people at tho time
•a.xx<i     tlie llunie    Secretary     of    that
<&&,y9 the late Sir \\ i Ilium H-areourt,
jfox- reasons that seemed sufficient to
tavim. commuted the sentence into i mc
o>i"    penal    servitude   for   life.
•T^hiixje weeks after the sentence had
Lxseix passed J_.ee Was ttvken out for
execution in Kxeter Gaol. lie walked
to the Mca-Uotloi w th a, slow, delibur-
ate stop, and, at the bidding of .Berry, the executioner, |>luced himself on
tiie lta.ta.1 planks. Tho white cap was
placed aver his head, ami Lhe rope
round his neck. The closing words
of the liurial fc_»eu.*vice fell from tho
lips of the chai>lain (the Key. J. Pi'tr
hi-xxx)9 and lierry pulled the lever! All
that happened was a grating sound;
thc trapdoor failed to move, and although the lever was pulled a second
and a. -third time, it had no eil'ect.
Uerry and his assistant made a hasty examination of the scuilold, and
at its conclusion the rope wus taken
from 1-ee's       neck,    the   cap   was    ro-
moved, and he wus told to step oil
the    plank. .Several   of   the   olliciuls
present showed       signs   of   breaking
down under the strain of the terrible
scene. Iiut not so X_ee. Me stood er-
sct    as    before   and   never   ll inched.
JbifXorts were made to put the seal-
old right, and when at last it wus
relieved to he workable. Uee was
iguin placed on the trap -with tho
-ope round his neck. Again the le-
.j-er was pulled, but again the scaffold refused to work-, llerry and his
assistant made desi^ral* efforts to
make the trap full, but all to no
purpose, and Lee wad again taken oil
Phis time he was rolnoved to tho
back of thc building und the services
of a. carpe'iter were requisitioned. Ho
planed the sides of the plunks, and
t -was believed he hud removed the
.'uuse    of   tlie   failures.
For the thi I'd time t.eo wns
>rought to the scalTold, and for th©
-hird time the chaplain rend the Bur-
a.1     Service. Hut    once   attain   tho   lo-
fer failed to release the trap, and
i-fter a. hurried conference hot ween
-he governor, tho uiwier-sheriiT and
he chaplain it wus decided to postpone the execution. X„ee was thereupon released from the rope and tak-
back to his cell. The sumo night
Ur. .James, the under-sheritT traveled to London, and laid nil the facts
a-efdre        the Home    Secretary.      The
snap la In and the surgeon considered
hat the ordeal through which the
inhnppy man had passed was more
han the pa in and agony of actual
xecution. Sir William llurcourt, af-
•er hearing these representations, at
>nce ordered a telegraphic message
I >e sent to the governor of the
1 respiting Tjee. .Later, Sir Wil-
inm Harcourt ordered the sentence
be commuted to ono of penal ser-
dtude    for    life.
It is impossible to imagine the ug-
tnies which must have been suiTered
*y Lee as time and again he stood
»n -the scaXl'old with the cap over his
ace and the rope around his neck,
""he    whole       ordeal        lasted   quite    an
iour.  ~
-"I did not fear to walk into death
•ecause the Lord wus with me." he
irrote after the attempt to hang him
.ad     been   given       up. "I   have" been
ead to the -world three times. I be-
ieve what has happened was a mi-
acle. I    h ad    a   d ream   on       Sunday
ight    that    the   scaffold    was   not   reu-
y    and    that    they   had   tc.    make    anther     one."
Thousands     of    people       not    usually
id icrted       to superstition      declared
bieir lirm belief that there had been
pernatural intervention in order
.at Leo, who was innocent, might
»     saved. As    a   mutter   of   fact,   the
ilure of the lever to act was subse-
uently found to be due to quite a
rosaic cause. lt appears that in
he construction of the .scaffold, tho
riscai authorities had utilised tho
latform of an old structure. This
extremely thin, and it happened
tiat when       Lee    grot      on   to   it   tho
oards went down and jammed the
olts. After some chopping of the
oards the trap foil sufficiently for
to feci the rope round his neck,
ut no* farther. From time to timo
ever a 1 at tempt s -were made to pro-
ure Lee's release, but in vain, and
was said that he was not granted
i liberty ot the expiry of the cus-
onjary twenty years, because of al-
"SjLred th rests made against people
oncerned    in   his   prosecution.
There was a   rare gathering of tho Burns, must   have   exercised a  for-
clans   last  night  iti   lho  opera house bonrftnciJ    which     *"■» y°unK Peoul8<
+rt   „,       ,. , . . itching     for tho   music, can hardly
to   observe  the anniversary day     of " ,
have appreciated.     Mr.  Fulton   ran
the immortal Burns.     Stronger than _,     .. , , • ,,   , ,   ,       *
b over tins chief biographical facts   of
flags, more powerful than oven ra- the pool's career, beginning with tho
cial prejudices is the influences of settlement of Wm. Durness in Ayr-
this world poet of the people. Wher- shire, and on to tho almost tragic
over the English tongiuo is^ spoken, death scene at Dumfries in 1790. Mr
from sea to sea, and from continont Fulton passed all too quickly, to
to continent, men and women last trace tho influence of parental
night. would be gathered to do hon- thority in thc poet's character, the
or to tho memory of the great Soot- effects of his hard and laborious
tish bard the sweet singer of nature youth on his health and on his work
no less than the leading disciple of and muse, to point out the results
man's right to independence. of Ms sojourn at Kirkswald.     Hur-
Ladysmith certainly contributed ricdly also he skimmed over Burns'
heartily to the groat day of observ- faults of speech and indiscretions as
ance. The opera house was taxed ah excise man. Burns couldn't help
to its utmost capacity and over ull himself. He was lirst and last and
thore dwelt the very spirit of BurnB always the poet of the people. His
himself, infectious in its whole heart sympathies were inevitably claimed
ed mirth and Jollity. Tne floor was by tho French revolutionists, and
fully occupied every du-ice, the. vet- from a worldly point of view, even
erans of many a Burns rally joining more fatal than tho shipping of can-
in as lustily as the young people, non to the French rebels, was his
There was an inviting display of poem on the Tree of Liberty.
viands in the banquet hall, and in Mr. Fulton did not make any ex-
another room thore was provision hiiusUve analysis of the poet's work.
made for a male drougth of a He wns best known by his songs, he
week's duration. Altogether it was said, and by them alone claimed po-
a great night, successful in every ctic immortality.
sense of the word. A-ftor tho address which might woll
Mr. Hugh Fulton, president of  the have bean extended, and which 'was
club,  presided, and opened the   prpr greatly applauded, a   few songs wero
ccedings  with a   short address.     Tie sung and then the dancing began.
was   commendably brief,  and,  as     a'   Tho hall wns prettily and tasteful-
devoted     student     and   admirer     of ly decorated for the occasion.
New   Way  of  Testing the Health
Policemen in the  Chicago
Police Forco.
of MONTREAL, Jan. 24.—A special
I cable from London says: Today's
British   ofllcial     emigration returns
Portland, Ore., Jan. 22.— A
special -to the Oregonlan from
Fort Stevens. Ore., says that
two Japanese were found loit-
ering near tbe west battery of
fort. Stevens, and were nrrest-
ed     yesterday. This   place       is
only "visitecl by special mission
artillery commander. The Japs
could crivo no satisfactory explanation of tbeir presence near
tho    battery.
• ( shows Canada's unquestioned supre-
CHICAGT), .Ian. 22.—Policemen in inncy among, countries receiving British emigrants, In 1006 Canada received 5,800 more Britishers than
Unitod States and in 1907 she received 16,969 more. The rest of
tho British Empire Is nowhere compared to Canada, Despite assisted
passages, Australia received only
14,309 as aga|nst Canada's 117,580
Of course, a large proportion cf
these are adults.
It is probably tnis to sat* that
Britain presented to Ouaa la last
year a population hardly teas than
that of the province of daiUateha ■
wan. A remarkable feature 1b that
hit unprecedented British exodus,
some surprise has been expressed at
the appearance in an Amsterdam paper of an advertisement for twenty
thousand Hollanders for construction
work on the Grand Trunk Faclflr
work to extend over seven or eight
years at 910.20 a week In eastern
Canada and $13.20 ln western Canada, The Grand Trunk management
say that tho advertisement was in.
sorted under instructions of London
steamship agents, absolutely without
authority of tho Grand Trunk Pacific management. Their action may
lend to other proceedings.
The management adds, "No one
authorized them' to contract for
Grand Trunk or Grand Trunk Pacific labor during the winter months."
Chicago are to bo retired in tho order "V>f tho hardness of their arteries-
'It has been determined beyond
dispute that a man is as old as his
arteries," said Health Commissioner
Evans last night, in explaining tho
plan on which tho retiring board
will work. "While it Is a universal fact that as a man grows older
his arteries harden, yet tho process
of hardening does not move evenly
with tho years. The arteries of
man of 50 may be harder than those
of another man of 65. It depends
on the way he has lived.
"The machine for testing the artery is a hollow rubber band put
n round the biceps of tho arms nnd
connecting with a rubber tube that
runs to a common pump bulb in tho
hand. By working the bulb tho person being examined forces air into
the band around the arm until it
swells enough to stop the pulse. A
mercury standard gull attached denotes how much pressure this takes."
OTTAWA, Jan. 22. —It is
stood that Gruham's bill to
all questions of jurisdiction of federal and provincial authorities, regarding railway matters, will contain the following: "That the incorporation and control of street
railways and purely local linos,
should be left to provinces, that authority, however, for incorporation
of other railways whether operated
by steam, electric or other motive
power should remain in tho hands of
thc federal parliament; thut in all
matters affecting the rights of muni,
cipalities, railways incorporated Ly
the federal parliament shall be under control of provincial authorities;
that in respect to rates, howovor,
uniform train rules, matters of
equipment, etc., they shall be under
tho control of the Dominion Board
of  Railway  Commissioners.
NEW YORK, Jan. 22. — A sensational shooting occurred during tho
luncheon hour today tn the restaurant of a large Brondwny department store. At a time when the
room wns crowded, mainly with women, a young woman entered, and
walking rapidly to a table nt which
Frank Brady, an advertising solicitor was sitting, she shot htm, causing
death instantly. Tho woman thon
turned the weapon upon herself, and
fired three bullets into her own body
causing three serious wounds. She
waa removed to n hospital.
From papers found in tho woman's
possession,   it  Is believed that    she
Is Miss Mny Clark, of this city.
Lisbon, Jan. 24.—The transmission
of the following despatch wns permitted by the authorities, after due
censorship. Lisbon Is filled today
with disturbing rumors, but there
has been no new developments ln the.
abortive attempt of two nights sgo|
to overthrow the monarchy and pro-(
claim Portugal a  republic.
NEW YORK, Jan. 22.—C. Van
Home, chairman of the C.P.B. who
arrived hero from Cuba yesterday, is
optimistic on the business outlook.
He expressed tho belief that the
wheels of business would soon revolve nt the normal speed.
"This has beon a very severe depression," ho said," but in my Judgment tho rebound will bo speedy.
Ono can seo why steel and copper industries havo beon paralized. Now
money is becoming easy the securities market, and bonds is hotter and
soon corporations will be able to
sell their securities again.
TORONTO, Ont., Jan. 24. — the
Rov. R. P. Mackay, secretary of Foreign Missions for tho Presbyterian
Church, in an address to the Canadian Club today, scored tho dorr in-
coring Englishmen In India, who he
said wore responsible for the political unrest there.
London, Jin. 22.—It Is understood that ths governments
naval programme for the coming year only involves a moder
ate Increase in the naval estimates, mainly our cruisers and
destroyers. Any special scheme *
of battleship construction -beyond that already In hand will
bo postponed until the following year.
TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 24.—"I was
the cause of father's death, George.
Don't tell anyone unless you have
to.    Flora."
Tlie above confession, written and
signed on her death bed by Flora
Tennyson will, it is believed, clear
up the mystery which has surrounded the murder of her father, David
T, Tennyson, which occurred on Feb
27, 1906, near tho town of Frankfort,, about 60 miles northwest of
this city. For nearly two years the
authorities havo vainly endeavored
to unravel tho mystery and obtain
tlio necessary evidence against the
guilty parties.
The murder occurred on tho Tennyson farm, one mile east of Frankfort. On thc night, of tho crime Mr.
Tennyson and his wife, who were elderly people and well to do, wero
sitting in tho living room of their
home. A daughter, Mrs. Flora
Brock, who had, however, been separated from her husband and who
went under the namo of Flora Tennyson, wos sitting in the room with
her parents, The only other members of tbe immediate family who
lived with tho parents was George
Tennyson, a son 21 years old. He
went to town that night. A little
before eight o'clock Flora went to
hcr room which was upstairs. .
Mr. Tennyson sat near the centre
of the room with his back to Mrs.
Tennyson, and was reading a paper. Suddenly there was a' thunderous explosion accompanied by a
crash of glass. The concussion extinguished the lamps in the house
and stunned Mrs. Tennyson, who believed that a lamp had exploded.
When she recovered from the shock,
sho groped her way to her husband,
but could not arouse him. She then
hurried to Flora's room and found
her daughter about half undressed,
just getting ready to retire for the
night. The daughter was unmoved
by the explosion. Sho afterwards
stated that shc thought it was
shot gun fired by a neighbor to
scare tho coyotes from his sheep,
Mrs. Tennyson and her daughter
hurried down stairs, whero thoy
found the father dead, lying limp in
his chair. A hole in the bae".: of his
head near tho base of the brain told
the story of tho shooting.
Tho authorities learned of tho
crime that night and at once took
up tho search for tho murderer
murderers. Bloodhounds were put
on the trail and special detectives
employed, but never was sufficient
evidence brought to light to Justify
an arrest. A print of a* woman's
shoe was found right in line with
the probable path taken by the murderer. It measured exactly with
Flora's foot. The sheriff located
an old shot gun belonging to th
family ln an old store house which
contained an empty shell. This shell
smelled of having bcon freshly discharged and the detectives were of
the opinion that this was the weapon used in the killing.
Within a few weeks after the murder of her father Flora Tennyson
was taken sick and died. It was
known that before the tragedy she
had quarrelled violently with her
father on several occasions because
of the objections of her father to
tho visits of a young man named
Horace Trosper.tn Flora. But George Tennyson, the son, had also had
quarrel with his father over money matters, so that so far as a motive was concerned the authorities
wero unable to make a  decision.
Soon after Flora's death the son
bought a farm in Ottawa county. It
the general opinion when he
loft Frankfurt that he knew more of
tho tragedy than ho cared to tell.
But nothing was over done in the
matter, and no arrests wcro made.
Two weeks ago, however, Interest
in the caso was revived by the action of some of tho relatives of the
murdered man. Accompanied by
Marshall county, officers they went
to tho home of George Tennyson and
formally charged him with a knowledge of the crime. He was taken
to town and severoly cross-examined
for several hours. For a time he
steadily denied that he knew any
more concerning the tragedy than,he
had already told. Under tho sweating process, however, he finally broke
down and sobblngly confessed to tho
secret that ho said he had kept ever
sinco his sister Flora's death.
He said that on the day before his
sister died ho was sitting by her
bed fanning her. Sho had not been
able to talk or hear for several days.)
She made known that she wanted a
pencil and paper, which her brother
gave her.     She wrote:
"I was tho cause of father's death
George. Don't toll anyone unless
you have to," which she signed,
This written confession George pro
duced from his vault in the Ottawa
bank and handed over to the officers. It Is now believed that Mr.
Tennyson's    objection to the Intlm-
Madame Fatti has retired irom the
concert platform and the operatic
stage. After one of the most wonderful careers in the history oi music she has withdrawn irom public
into private life. But she is still,
as sho ever was, at the call of charity, ij'or nine years, ever since she
made her home at (Jruig-y Nos, she
has sung annually at Swansea in aid
of lho hospital there. At her last
appearance she was associated with
such prominent artistes us Mr. David Hughes, Madame C'sosaley, Hen
Davies and others and still tho wonderful iJutti curried all before her.
As sho tripped gaily up the stairs.
Bays a Welsh newspaper, sho looked
radiantly happy, and ut the first
glimpse of hor smiling face, a very
tempest of applause broko forth.
Whon thc storm of applause had spen
itself, there was a calm. Then the
Diva sang Mozarts "Voi do Sapete,"
in hor own incomparable fashion,
bringing down the house. Some chil.
dren presented her with a boquet of
flowers and the groat diva burst into
tears. She sang afterwards ToBtl's
La Serenuda, and then -11 Bacio, for
which,  of course, sho was encored,
■A tremendous cheer, says the (Jla-
mmorgan Herald, went up when the
accompanist struck the opening bars
of "Home, Swoet Home," hut thero
was silence as of the gravo when the
Diva commenced to sing it. The
truest observation thut con be mode
concerning it is that it was sublime.
Worked up to an unexampled, pitch
of enthusiasm, tho audience shouted
a double encore. Madame Patti responded with "Coming Thro' tho Rye
ponded with "(Joining Through -the
Bye," and sung it with delicious
girlish buoyuncy and naivote. It was
the great climax to a truly notable
CHICAGO, Jan. 23.—Tha important problem ol industrial education
was taken up for discussion at aeon
ference here today under the auspices of the National Society lor the
Promotion ot Industrial Education.
Delegates to this meeting had bean
appointed from a majority ol th*
States, and prominent statesmen, labor and religious leaden, scholar*
and business men were present at the
opening. The conference is to remain in session three daya.
The conference marks the formal
opening of a widespread campaign
to arouse public interest ln the subject of industrial training, and to '
work for legislative action in support of Industrial schools, where
such action seems desirable.
Through this campaign the national society hopes to bring about a
broad discussion of the whole matter, and" to influence the establishment ol local and state schools that
will materially assist in tha thorough training ol skilled workmen (or
through the medium of agenda* already established in the various
states, to bring out tbe detect* ol
the public school system, under
which hundreds of thousands ol children annually leave school lor undesirable employment before they have
reached an age 'Where they can enter a traede, In the opinion ot
the promoters of the present movement, these condition* are such aa
to constitute a serious menace to
American industrial supremacy, that
is imperative to remove.
Montreal, Jan. 24.—A coroner'*
Jury this morning brought in a verdict that Captain Brown shot himself in the military Institute yesterday came to hi* death by hla own
hand in a moment ot mental aberration.
"■   »
OTTAWA, Ont., Jan. 2».-Accord-
ing to the January issue ot the Labor Gazette, there wcre 140 trade disputes in Canada last year, affecting
33,446- working people, and causing
a loss of 618,180 working day*, as
compared with 188 disputes affecting
28,014 •working people and causing a
loss ol 889,775 working day* In
NEW YORK, Jan. 24.-At a meeting of the Presbyterians of Wert
Chester, held yesterday in the Pros-
cent recommendations of Governor
liytcrlnn building, this city, the re-
Hughos, relative to gambling on race
tracks, wore unanimously approved.
Tho Presbytery appointed a committee to arouse interest ln the matter '
among tho Presbyterian churches in
West Chester county, and authorised
the commtttoo to sock the co-operation of their religious friends in the
London,    Jan,   22.—Another *
big    strike ln the shipbuilding; *
trades In the line district*    I* *
threatened owing to the reduc- *
tlon       of    wages, which    th* '
employers    state 1*   necessary, •
owing to the depression ln the •
tnduatry.      Several    thousand *
men are affected. *
ncy between his daughter and Horace Trosper prompted tho crime, nnd
every effort 1* now being made to
find out If any othor person was Implicated In the murder. ' CONSULT ME ^^^_
II You Require Any
Or if You Require Any
Or V You Want to Buy a HOUSE,
or Sell One;   or If You   Want
terost tn soy     regarding any public T>Tl^UT
question  why should the editor   re- UU V JiJttJjUJlB   KlUrU
fuse them? | fyrp Vp^TQ
As to the argument that nn ahony- . ■
niotis communication   does not    de-
servo an answer,  it never did
mend itself to     us.     lt is generally
put forward hy  the man who is out
com- Discussion     on    Hawthornthwaite's
Motion Impeaching  Hon.
H0U17 Public, Conveyancer.
Ladysmith   Standard'
Semi- Weekly.
Published on Wednesdays and Saturdays Afternoons by the
Robt. R. Hindmarch,
One Year *1.50
Six Mentha  75
Advertising Rates on Application.
The following   article,    which   appears in the Free Press of  Thursday
forcibly illustrates the risks a newspaper runs In publishing anonymous
communications.   The editorial reads:
"Some time ago a letter appeared
in   these   columns   over   a   nom-dc-
plume in which tht*   statement   wus
made that Aid. Forrester   was   not
legally   qualified    to sit in Council
last year.    Immediately   after    the
paper    was published Mr. Forrester
came to this office   and   denied   the
statement,   demanding a   retraction.
A letter was at once despatched   to
tbe registry office at Victoria to   ascertain the facts.    A reply was   received only yesterday,  stating   that
Mr. Forrester has been the register-j
ed owner   of lot 2,  block Sti,   since
1809.     In view of this   he was,   of
course, qualified to sit legally in thc
council last year,  and   also to   run
again for office this year.    The correspondent, of course, was wrung. In
justice to   Mr. Forrester,   the   Free
Press makes this explanation.
"The incident shows that correspondents, especially those hiding
behind nom-do-plume cannot lie too
careful in assertions they make1 in
writing letters for publication. Cor-
respondents should remember that
the paper publishing their letters is
held responsible for the statements
mode in them. It is not always convenient for the publishers to verify
the statements of correspondents,
hence the latter should be absolutely
sure of their grounds before rushing
into print."
This incident raises the whole question of anonymous correspondence.
There we many who claim that a
newspaper has no right to publish
any communication which does not
carry the signature of tho writer.
Others -who do not go so far as to
teach the editor his duties, take up
the position that an anonymous letter does not call for an answer and
can be jfstifiably ignored. Wc don't
agree with either view. There are
very often circumstances, which
would make it suicidal for a correspondent to sign his name. He him.
self may detest anonymity. In very
many cases the writer would much
rather proclaim his authorship. But
he has to choose between silence or
the adoption of a nom-de-guerro. No
one will attempt to deny that these
conditions exist. And again there
are some men who shun publicity
Just aa sedulously as other men seek
It, and if they have anything of in-
in the open, and who is covered by
thc support and authority of the
powers that bo. Mare than that, a
name nt tlie foot of any communication does not affect its forco or
reasonableness- oir truthfulnesH. An
argument is good or bad,
.sound or fallacious, by its own intrinsic merits and not by thc adventitious circumstance of a nniuo attached to it. Neither should it lie
gotten that this anonymous correspondence is one m the oldest and
strongest traditions of tho Engljsh
press, fndeotl the authorship of tho
most remarkable series of letters
James Dunsmuir.
Practically the whole of the proceedings in thi legislature -Tuemloy,
had to do with the question of the
lieutenant governor having withheld
his assent to last year's iuu-iigra-
logic is'tion Bill. The house has been in
session well on for a week now and
this has been practically the only
subject debated. The prospects aro
that it will continue for some time
yet. ,
On the opening of the house a re-
turn was brought down by the gov-
j eminent with reference to tho   with-
public personages und public questions has never yet been definitely
Hut, of course, there are dangers
connected with tlie principle, and,
noit infrequently, it is abused. Too
oflon it is used as a medium for the
venting of Personal malice and spite.
We believe that a persanal attack on
a man should in every case be subscribed by the writer. More than
thnt it should not be permitted unless it is aimed at some public end.
Hero is the whole difficulty, What)
the editor may regard ns legitimate
criticism of a public office is often
resented as an attack upon the private individual. And it is always
the editor who suffers, and through
him the publishers. Whatever may
bo his convictions, he is driven at
the last to adopt safe tactics. "When
in doubt leave it out," is an old
English journalistic maxim, and it
the only safe editorial policy to
pursue. Good intentions and a desire to serve the public interests,
count for nothing In a court of law
when the charge is one of libel.
Wherefore, as our contemporary has
said, correspondents cannot bo too
careful in any assertions they make.
They are given a great privilege,
when the columns of a newspaper are
thrown open to them, and they ought
to use it with a due recognition of
all the responsibilities it carries.
holding of the assent of the lieutenant governor to the Immigration
bill of last session. It was very
simple, consisting of one letter, as
The 23rd April, 1907.
At Government House,
Victoria, B.C.
Dear Sir,—I notice that Bill No.
30, intituled "An Act to Regulate
Immigration into British Columbia'
has passed its third reading.
Why don't the girls propose, papa?
Why don't the girls propose?
The glad Leap Year at last is hero,
I'm ready, goodness knows!
My little shy,- consenting ways
My willingness disclose,
And yet,     they do not     seem    to
Why don't the girls propose?
Why don't the gtlrls propose, papa?
Why don't the girls proposo?
Three years I've waited wistfully
Among tho belles and beaux,
But now a  kindly fate might put
An end to all my woes,
If only some sweet maid would pop!
Why don't the girls propose?
Why don't the birls proposo, papa?
I almost want to cry!
Just think, if Leap Year should  elapse
And they should pass me by!
My heart goes pHty-pat, papa!
ThiB fateful year will close
In only elovon months from now—
Why don't the girls propose?
BUFFALO,  Jan.  22.—House* built
of cement, requiring only a day or
two for their construction and. cost-    0MAnA, Jan. M—Very tall, vory
ing only a  few hundred dollars each thin' flnd wearinS a  lon* black coat-
No Honing—
No Grinding
will soon solve the tenement problem of the great eltiea.
This ia the declaration oi dlatin-
gulabed delegate* to the fourth annual convention and exhibition of
the National Association of Cement
Users, which opened in Buffalo today and will extend through th*
The largest and most elaborate exhibition and demonstration of ce-;
ment products ever held ln the Un-
You know from daily expo
a stranger waited for a  train atth* ricnce.ot home or in the barber
,, ,        _ _. „ , shop, that lhc qucstum  13—
Union station.     He glanced around ,,tfhy deean'ta rozor held
and fastening his glance on a  ran- its edge uniformly from IkcI
Cher   who was    Incased in a  heavy W head without honing end
. '    ,.    ■           .       ,,       .    ,    ,     'grinding?"   Whether it is a
bearskin overcoat, said as he looked - -        •
at the garment   in evident    disfavor:
"I am president of the Internation
al Society fur the Suppression of
The person addressod was too surprised to make any response     und
ited States la being' held by. the As- the president'* eye wandered to tho
soclatlon ln tho Armoury, whloh ha* garments of thoso who had gathered
an actual    floor space larger    than around him,
Madison Square Garden. I   "Foolish,    foolish humanity,"     he
Visitor*   will have an opportunity ["""Md, while the Bhadow of asmllo
.largest sailing craft ln tho world'*
Lt.i-~.i.--    tjjj    —
I will be glad if you will instruct Cf^    *L ?'"»" *? "»«**
bark, R. 0. Rlckraers, Is here, hav-
SAN FRAECISCO, Jan. 21.—Preparations for one of the bitterest
fights since tho graft prosecution began is being mado Unlay in both the
oillces of District Attorney Langdon
and Abe Rouf.
In Roof's oillce evory effort is being mode to whip tho defense into
shape, to meet tho onslaught of the
noxt week, when tho trial will opon.
Ruef personally took charge early
this morning nnd assisted by a large
corps of clerks spent tho entire day
in making. arrangements for hie defense, lluef refused to state whom
he had engaged to defend him, but
said when his case comes to trial,
one of the ablest attorneys in the,
state will represent him. '
What his defense will be ho keeps
absolute s lonce. It is rumored that
during tho coming trial Ruof will
make public many conferences between himself and tho district aetor-
ney's oillce.
Ever sinco Ruof pleaded guilty to
tho extortion charge he has maintained a discreet silence, but from
ono close to the ox-boss it was learned today that in the coming trial he
will throw discretion to the winds
and chance all upon the verdict.
District Attorney Langdon refused
to discuss nnv phase of tho coming
trial. Asked if tho prosecution expected to try Ruef on all the trolley
indictments against him. Langdon
replied he would have nothing to
say at present. Upon what particular indictment, lie intends to try Ruef
he said it would be impossible to
stato nt this time.
Louis Glass, who is in tho hospital on account of severe illness, Is
reported slowly improving, Ho iaw-
aits the decision of his appeal from
conviction upon the charge of bribery. Physicians say the critical
stage of his illness has passed, but
that should ho bo forced to return
to jail soon, his life would be endangered. Friends c\f Glass think his
attorneys will again appeal to Judge
Lawlor for Glass' liberty on ball pen
ding the appeal. Attorney T. 0.
Coogan, chief council for Glass, declared he had not decidod whether
not to make a second
the clerk of the house to omit   the
some from the list of bills towhich
I will give my assent at the prorogation of the legislature.
I have the honor to be, sir,
Your obedient servant,
(Signed) James Dunsmuir,
Lieutenant Governor.
The Hon. the Acting Premier.
The debate on the address was con
tinned, Dr. McGuire and A. H. B,
Macgowan speaking for the government and C. W. Munro for the opposition.
J. Mclnnes the Socialist member,
spoke, lamenting the fact that nothing existed In the speech with refer-
ence to labor. He said that American methods were being introduced
into British Colombia to combat
labor, and contended that the Gran-
hy Company was not living up to
the requirements of tho law in full.
-J. H. Hawthornthwaite's resolu-i
tion impeaching the lieutenant gov-
ing arrived a few days ago with
6,600 tons of coal from Newcastle.
Much interest has been displayed by
shipping men ln the vessel, which In
addition to the large amount of sail,
which can be spread on her five
masts is equipped with auxiliary
steam power, for use when she meets
with calm weather or contrary wind.
Of this arrangement Capt. Bandelan,
t who Is in cdmmand, speaks in an enthusiastic manner, and says she has
made most successful and economical
voyages because of this equipment.
"There is nothing surprising in her
success," said the captain, "because
a sailing ship of the Rlckmers' tonnage, with properly adjusted auxiliary power, should be economically
efficient. The difficulty In the past
hns always beon to properly fix the]
apportionment of power, and then
to get interested people to believe in
it, ^^^^
Of late, fow sailing ships have been
..-. ...»«, .un a^ihuh onips nave neon
ernor was discussed on the ground of \lUutt owing to the cheapness of the
its constitutionality.      It  was     argued    by the premier, the attorney-
cost of steamers, coupled with their
capacity for handling cargo more
rapidly. Just now the cheapening
of the cargo steamer has been check*
^^^_ ---   r         -t
the ■ ship-building material, caused principally by demands for steel In other,
contonded industries.
that the question wns one of whoth* This being tho case, the record of
er the Lieutenant Governor had ab- a large sailing ship, with auxiliary
solute power or not. Ho argued I power, is ono of utmost importance,
that the vetoeing power of tho king To begin with,
had become obsolete, and the     mo '
general and. 'A. E. McPhllllps,   that!
it was    out of   order, and that the' 	
lieutenant governor's action     could efj through a  rise In tho price
not be a  subject of debate in     ♦-*■• '<•-•■- ••
Mr.     Hawthornthwaite
their cheaper flrst
Nothing But th* Beat
llifulholland & J. Cartwright
appeal   to
City Balysry
Pierced by the Pin Trust.
Chilled by tho Ice Trust.
Roasted by the Coal TruBt.
Soaked by the Soap Trust.
Doped by the Drug Trust.
(W)rapped by the Paper Trust.
Bullied by tho Beef Trust.
Lighted by the Oil Trust.
Squeezed by the Corset Trust.
Soured by tho Pickle Trust.
tlves of the lieutenant governor    in
this Instance, were under suspicion.
Tho Speaker objected to the language. The resolution- he contended
reflected upon the lieutenant governor,
Mr. Hawthornthwaite contended
that later on he would be moro plain eastern ports in Europe,
spoken on the subject of the lieuten-'rnnini»to<i <*» «h*—-»* •
ant governor'* acts, and the legislature had the power not only to impeach the lieutenant governor, but
to bring him before the bar of the
John Oliver and other opposition
members expressed disapproval of
some of the expressions in the resolution, but agreed with the principle
that the subject was one which could
be debated and acted upon, although
the house might amend the resolution.
Parker .William* also expressed the
right of the legislature to discuss
the question.
The Speakec withheld his decision.
In tho Provincial House "iKf'day,
Parker Williams askea the following
Questions !
1. Under the provisions of what
statute Is the government authorized to employ Flnkerton detectives?
2. Were Bald "detectives" residents
of British Columbia?
3. Before employing these men did
tho trovernment make any inquiries
as to their character ?
The Hon. Mr. Bowser resiled as
"1. There is no special statute regarding the employment of such detective*, any more than there la for
the employment of many other means
of carrying on tho administration of
2. There Is nothing in this aucs-
tion to indicate the occasion referred
"8. Answered by tho reply to
question No. 2."
cost may boat the slow-going cargo
steamer for economy.
The R. C. Rlckmers began her
ocean-going career on April 22, last
your, proceeding from Bromerhavon
to New York. Taking the latter
olty ns hor port of departure she
made a  round    trip voyage of two
  Then she
completed the outward run to San
Pedro. She had been at sea 295
days and during that timo sailed or
steamed an average of 169.6 miles
per day. Then she covered the distance to Australia, and Is now ln
this harbor with fuel. ^^^^^^^
Although she has only been afloat
for a short period, nearly 40,000 of
cargo have been handled. Nothing
could reflect more credit both on the
captain and tho ship.
to see, by example and demonstration, the progress that ha* been accomplished in cement and concrete
construction, especially aa lt applies
to tha building of (mail dwelling
house* In which the average Individual is Interested.
Thome* A. Edison haa recently
been (riving much of hia time to th*
problem of cement construction, and
haa announced that lt I* now possible to build a two-family, three-
story fire-proof house, fitted with all
modern convenience* at a eoat of
•1,000. Such a houaj* oould be
rented for from $7 to $10 a month
with a fair profit to th* owner.
The declaration of Edison haa a-
roused Interest among th* delegates
to the present convention. Many
men of wealth have announced that
If Edison'* plan proves practicable,
they will construct hundreds of cement houses near New York, Boston,
Chicago, and other large cities, as a
mearnir* of practical phllanthrophy
for tha tenoment dweller*.
Several example* of cement house*
are shown at the present exhibition,
and authorities on the subject    be-
flove that    Edison's scheme is    _
tlraly feasible and that cement In a
few years entirely revolutionize   the
building business.    The houses,   Instead of being built in the ordinary
way, with wooden frames, will    be
literally    pound into steel moulds,
when ths concrete haa hardened   tho
moulds    will ba   removed   and th*
house will be complete, ready    for
occupancy.    Only a day or two will
be required for "pouring" a houstt.
It Is declared by cement constructors that statistics gathered as    the
result of recent great fires and    the
earthquakes, especially at San Francisco, show that cement houses are
best fitted to withstand both flames
and quakes, and that under th* n**>
progress of construction, which eliminate* wooden frames, such    building* will   b* practically Indestructible.
Henry Fhlpps, the multi-millionaire steel magnate, ha* become Interested in the cement construction,
and will *oon make a practical test
by providing for th* ereotlon of a
colony of house* near New York,
Thf* I* th* fourth annual session
of tht National Association of Cement User*, trie previou* meetings
having been field In Indianapolis, Mil
wauke* and Chicago.
"   ■      *
] smile of one Who views the foibles of; >W« of ca'rton jrhe life of sfccl)
budded on his cadaverou* face,     the
safety, with thc certain tax of -tiif
new blades, or the ordinary ttflll
opcn-bladed* razor docs not */'£&
alter the question. You want f_$2_\
thc comfort nnd satisfaction of '
a clean, smooth shavo every
morning with thc confident\
knowledge thnt your razor
will be ready for instant use
thc next time needed.
The Carbo Magnetic razor is
the only razor nncondlilom*
ally guarantootl to do this.
Thirty years of study on the
razor situation has perfected
a- new secret process of
positively merges every par-
th* weakl 	
"Young man, why do you torture
yourself with that clumsy garment1
he resumed. "Do you know that
there are 142,000 pores upon the
human body? Do you realize that
each of these is a small pair of
lungs through which fresh air is supplied to the system? Are you not
aware that by wearing that garment .you are slowly suffocating your
self to death?"
No Laughing Matter.
The president paused with lips
firmly pressed together and fixed the
rancher with a stern and questioning eye. The man looked undecided
and finally gave an uneasy laugh.
The president raised a hand— palm
outward, as though to ward ofl
"Do not laugh at matters of
great weight," he pleaded. "Your
life hangs in the balance. The organization of which I am head is
seeking to bring the people out of
their darkness Into light.
"There are upon the terrestrial
globe of our* 480,327,897 persons
who clothe themselves every year
with overcoats, and what do theso
overcoats cost? Allow $20 each,
which is low, and it figures $9,126,-
Ah, I see you quail before my
figures. Truth when laid bare, is
sometimes startling, astounding ap
"But these figures refer moroly to
the original cost of the overcoat.
Who shall figure the cost of the doctor's bills brought on by poor ignorant humanity suflocatlng inside
of overcoats, and depriving their
pores of air?"
The president made a aweeplng
motion of his long arms to draw
the crowd closer to him.
*I have a weighty secret to toll
you," he whispered. "Do you know I
why Methuselah lived to be 969 years
old? No? Never thought of it, did
It was because he didn't wear an
overcoat. I'll live that long bo-
cause I don't wear an overcoat.
You'll live that long If you don't
wear an overcoat."
—. »
into the metal—giving a diamond-like hardness uniformly . .
throughout the blade—some-    '
thing  absolutely   impossible
with fire tempered steel—used
In making all other razoro.
But test this razor in your
own home—or if you prefer,
have your barber use it on you.
Give ua your name.
or call 'and se 3 the "Carbo
Magnetic" razor, and we will
State our proposition for testing these razors without
obligation on year part to
furahaaa, together with our
free booklet" Hints on Shoving." This book Illustrates
the correct razor position for
Shaving every part of the face,
Bruges, Jan. 28.— Van Dykes masterpiece of "The Cross," which wa*
stolen from th* church of Notre
Dame at Courtrai laat month, wa*
found near here today hidden in a
wagon belonging to a band of gypsies.
Pekin, Jan. 28.—Sir Robt. Berth/*
director general of the Chinese customs service, on Tuesday petitioned
the revenue council for a leave of
absence of two years on account of
ill health. He chose as his sum's
sor Sir Tobbread. If this selection
Is accepted he ask* permission to
turn over the customs service to hi*
successor on. Feb. 1, It Is thought
here that the two years will not be
granted, but that the throne will issue a complimentary edict granting
Sir Robert   a y*ar'« leave of    ab-
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 28. -
The case of Edward Thayer, cl Texas, a member of the Republican
State  central    committee
HELENA1, Mont., Jan. 21.-0upld
used    the     telephone yesterday and
I* Doing  Business.
All   Kind*   of   Bread.
First Claa*.
o-1-uwj  central    committee    nf  »ha. '«,«« - -,      .   .f™"1 jtwteraay a
State, Is on the d™ke   „, the Unit  ! Pri.onefn*,'i,!***3.   ftfl Drown
ed States Supreme Court for hearing  MoUle Kufe ■   SV^'S** M'
tomorrow.   Thnver wns *fi«nnJi »i»5  ™.»     «.uieit, both of Helena,   a__
a violation of thi oTvfl serX? w CEL.S*1    W"0'   frhe "«"-'»« ~»
In writing lette™ tTamSLZ\"J%L i8*!."18?..^6™1.   weeks ago.    The
GENEVA, Jan. 23.—An heroic attempt ia being made by a number
of young women of the Alpine village- of Tenno in the canton of tbe
Orisons to stop a dreadful hereditary malady. The disease which pass
es from generation to generation
with growing intensity, is popularly
known as "addition to bleeding."
In thoso afflicted with it the slightest scratch causes a terrible loss of
blood, ln some cases nothing can
stop the bleeding, even from a pinprick, and a scratch of any depth is
almost certain to causo death.
In Tenne the malady only appears
in married women. For that reason
the daughters of the families affected have now bound themselves by
■th never to many, hoping that ln
their abstention from the Joya of
matrimony they may free their village from the disease that ha* made
lt so notorious.       .
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.- There
can be no further doubt aa to the
opinion army authorities entertain
concerning the canteen question. In
his annual report as chief of ataff,
Just submitted, Gen. J. Franklla
Bell say*:
"Regular and special reports made
up from time to time establish the
fact that the army, from th* lowest
rank up, I* practically unanimous In
its desire to hav* th* canteen re-ea-
tabllshed. Even many officer* who
are opposed to th* use of intoxl
cants realize that drinking cannot bo
atopped, and that the sale of beer
at a post would be a lesser evil. I
am satisfied that the abolition of
the canteen has resulted ln an in-
Jury to,the «ervice."
Ottawa, Jan. 23.—Tho government
haa given notice of the following motion: That In eaae of citlea when
free mail delivery Is established such
delivery should b« extended to all
contiguous district* which, though
situated outside municipal limits
proper, ar* Immediately adjacent
thereto a* to render such delivery
eaay of execution.
Toronto, Jan. 28. — The Grand
Chapter of Royal Masons, tn annual
aesalon here, decided to fix the Initial fee at (20. The election of officer* resulted in re-electing J. Leslie, Winnipeg, grand Z. The following were elected for Weatern Canada: Jt. McGreo, Vancouver, L.T,
McDonald, Regina.
Rome, Jan. 28.—Barron T, Akahlr
the newly appointed Japanese ambassador to the-Unltod States, baa
decided to leav* Rom* on F*b. 1.
He will go to Paris, where he will
have an interview with Baron Kurl-
nb, the Japanese ambassador to
France, leaving Immediately for
London. He may b* accompanied
to London by Baron Kurino and expect* to meet there Count Komura,
ex-minister of foreign affaire, and
now minister to Great Britain, a*
well as Sir Don Drier, th* British
secretary of foreign affair*.
Hamilton, Jan. 23.—Member* of
ths Street Railway Union. will ask
the deputy minister of labor to look
Into the case of President Threaker,
of the Street Railwayman's Union,
who was discharged by the railway
some weeks ago.
St. Thomas, Jan. 38.—Wm. Hall,
young   Englishman, while sawing
• iutloa bWlng"\hs"p^to'°to"s^ •|0n'*"r •* Mallhade, was struck   on
■ ■ . a
HULL, Eng., Jan. 22. — The •
dele-rates   to   tho conference of •
the labor   party, who are  now *
* holding a session here, and who *
• .yesterday voted down tho   reso- •
St. Petersburg, Jan. ■ 28.—M, Mue-
ke, assistant minister of the Interior
haa been dismissed from office, a*
the outcome of the Lldval grain
charged with making an Illegal contract with Lldval to aupply grain to
the famine stricken provinces, and
'exceeded his authority, advancing
blm money."
North Battleford, Sask., Jan. 28—
A fire which started here to-night,
destroyed 'tbe station and divisional
head quarters of the Canadian Northern Railway and eauseu the death
of Harry Lang by suffocation. Lang
who waa working upstairs, was cut
off by the flames and his charred Body waa found later. .He waa a native of Owen Sound. ^ The station
was of modern construction and the
loss will ba about Ave thousand dollar*.
WINNIPEG, Jan. 28,-Fire broke
out last night in the Togo annex, a
large building In connection with the
Togo house, and before the flame*
were extinguished the interior of the
house was badly damaged. The loss
will amount to about two thousand
.writing letters to^Fodera   offlcerslsn.es ,„*fZT\ ??*<> <*o.
'■^.contribution, to the -^.S^t^lh^
Seattle     with   his fiancee's Jewelry.
He wns apprehended.
fund of 1900.
j ROYAL ARCH   MASONS OF CAN-I   Rather than'  be    the   prosecuting
I ADA. witness in the case against her  fian-
I TORONTO, Ont., Jan. 28.— High cee, Miss Kufeldt relented and con-
■ degree Mnsons from Ontario, to the sented to marry Brown.
I Klondike assembled In this city to The sheriff refused to allow the
take part In tho forty-ninth annual ceremony in Jni(. 'Yesterday Hobart
i convocation of the Grand Chapter of it,. Clayberg, true prisoner's counsel.
Royal Arch Masons of Canada. The 'assembled at his office Miss Ksfoldt,
election    of   officers Is tho principal I Rev.   Martin    Mertz, and witnesses.
  >"<"       m«„, (tun witnesses.
business before tho mooting.     John , Then he called his client to tho t*lo-
t—ii-   -» «■•—■— t M.. Iphone at tha Jaf    ~ '_   .....
son     performed   tho ceremony over
wire.    Assistant County   AUtor-
Lesllo, of Winnipeg, Is slated for the Iphone at the Jail office and the  par-
t   . ^ . — 2ffloe °' Gr,ind F'™t Principal while son
..».,.omul, uounty A
Second Prin- ney Phelun sat within ten feet
itt will   ««"-   *nM '—*    ' **
TORONTO, Jan. 22.-Notice has
been served on employees of the Sovereign Bank that their services are
"not required. They were given three
months notice. The staff comprises
891, of whom Si are ln Toronto,
and IB ln Montreal ^^^^^^^^
. The services of General Manager
Jemmett will likely be required - for
two years In liquidation.
PARIS, Jan. 28.—According to th*
Journal, Mr*. Lemone, wife of Henry Lemone, stated that she purchased diamonds In Pari* In 1908 to th*
value of 16,000, but that her hue-
band reduced them to powder    and
• c allsm to be Uio definite objeo- •
• tlve of the parties.     Delegate* •
• representing over half a mll.lon •
• members of   the party   favored •
• the resolution, which was p?.ssed •
• amid a scene of the greatest en- •
• thuslaam. •
  yv— viiuu, bu powtier    ena
  .„,„„,.*, run- ney f-nomn sat within ten feet    oflprepared composition* which emitted
    ""  clpnl.    George J. Bennett will   pro- ten feet of Brown nt the time in ig- such an ovar-powerlns odor that >fca
First Attnue. bably be re-elected Grand Scribe.        noranr» «.»• *•<- -■— - ■• *
the head by a falling tree and died
a few hour* later from Injuria*.
Ottawa, Jan. 28.—A bylaw to prohibit crowding of nlslaa by person*
■tending therein ln public building*
will possibly be introduced In the
Ottawa Olty Council.
OTTAWA, Jan. 28.-In the House
today Fielding will move the second reading of government insurance
bill. The passage of the second road
ing to be followed by reference of
measure to committee   on   banking
Chicago, Jan. 28.—Mr*. Catherine
Cartwright, a concert hall dancer
and linger, waa found shot to death
In her room at 92nd etrcot west today. The police are searching for
James McGee who had been atton-
thotlve to the woman for some time.
SWla"if*li nor'"'« «.at his plan."we»'foiled.'
£!Tm\ZmWLl\--\3*.   "^^   *«»   «™t*d
wa. always IU after th. «p«4mento. moirth.
MESSINA, Sicily, Jan. 23.- The
holding up at Portage, Penn., several'years ago of Patrick Campbell, a
paymaster, by a bond of Italians,
when the driver, Charles Hay was
killed, and Campbell wounded, found
an echo here last night In the arrest of three men, who are declared
to hav* been   accomplice*    In    the
crime.    The men'* names   are   Car-| 	
molo CavalH,   Rosario Degraslo and!   ...          „     '.'''-.     ,       .. .
Ouloeppe Foloerm.   Search for these    Minneapolis, Jan. 28.- In    order
men has been   going on for mm ths. .to prevent the spread of scarlet   fo-
Lest night all three gathered   In   a „„.   th, D0(ird of education, at    a
house here.    The po ce then    came:       . ,        „          .    . ., a__ia_a »„
down on them and    the house   w*. ■IMC'»1 n»*,UB« »*rt'» **»''-l*>*110
surrounded by carbineers.   After all burn at least 570 text book* In u*s
precaution* had boon taken, six po- in ths Kenwood and Douglaa public
llcemen forced their* way Into   the!   .    .
room    where the men were.    Thsr*,                            .
wa(» a dosporate fight, but  the  men I                           *
Iwer* outaumberedand were quckly1   ST. JOHN'S Que., Jan. 48. — W.
Iforced to surrender. Another accom- H. Smardon,   a traveller for  Rich-
pile* In the holdup named   France* ard»on Mfg. Co., of Montreal
Colmhaart. »»■ „•«—*—■    f- —'  * 	
hen nverai found dead   tn bod In. the
Hotel thi* mornlntr.
Mil I fl.fi.*,! . 	
and commerce.   i^^^^^^^^^^_
BROCKVILLE, Ont., Jan. 28. -
Calvin Shaw, a farmer, living near
New Borogh, waa killed by his horse
falling upon him. The horse stumbled while crossing a plowed field,
throwing Shaw to the ground. *
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LOND0*', Jan. 2S. —The weekly
statement of the Bank df England
ahows the following changes:
Total reserve Increased, £1,660,-
Circulation decroased,  £114,000.
Bullion Increased, £1,641,687;
Othor securities decreased, £1,067-
Other doposlts decreased, £1,220,-
Public deposit Increased, £12,227,-
Government securities unchanged.
Tlie proportion of the bank's reserve to liabilities this week la
64,87 por cent., conipnrcd with
'52.60 per cent, last weak,
rosorve, Increased, £1,106,-
Reign of Export Tostimony Began In
the Thaw Trial Today — Dr.
Wagnor's Testimony,
NEW YORK, Jan. 23.—The reign
of the expert testimony began ln the
Thaw trial today. Dr. Chas. Wagf
ner, superintendent of the state hospital for the Insane at Blnghampton,
N.Y., was on the stand during most
of the morning session, and told In
great detail of the three physical
tests he and Dr. B. D. Evans made
of Harry Thaw in the Tombs prison during the four months following the killing of    Stanford   White.
Nanaimo, Jan. 23.—
The Legislature today waa again
occuplod for the most part with th
consideration of the constitutional
aspect of the lieutenant governor reserving assent to the Immigration
Bill of last session.
Speeches were delivered on the subject by several members, but it was
acknowledged that tho attorney-general, W. Jaj Bowser, presented the
case in the most logical manner in
which it has been handled since tho
debate began. He showed that because the lieutenant governor reserved assent to the bill was not sufll-
namcs of your representatives I ehftl'l
be greatly obliged.
Thanking you in anticipation,
I am, yours respectfully,
Hon. Socrety, U.li.C.M
He was also allowed to ropoat   his
.,        ,i.i. m.-      j   , _   _,-1 dent excuse for the Dominion gov-
conversatlon with Thaw during   hisl _     ^ t       M.   _..?"
visits to the prisoner whon ho talk
ed'about his life and tho awful
crimes of Stanford Whito.
Thaw declared, according to Dr.
Wagner, that ho had never intended
to kill Whito, but providence took
the matter in hand.
There were few details in the physician's testimony, but in general
was a repilitlon of what he said
lost year at the first trial. Dr. Wagner did not express his formal opinion as to Thaw's state of mind, this
being loft open until a few other
witnesses of facts have put their evidence into the records.
Justice Dowling had a conference
with the attorneys as to. limiting the
expert testimony, and it was said it
might be that each side will use but
two physicians, although the defence
Is likely to call several more In Bur-
rebattal of any that appear In the
state's rebuttal case. The defence
has all of tho experts for tho prosecution at tho last trial under subpoena Tho testimony of Dr. Wagner
was a repetition of that given at
the first trial. Thaw's manner under examination was domineering,
according to Dr. Wagner, who declared that the manner of a patient
under examination had more to do
with forming an opinion than the
examination Itself. Thaw passed a
good physical test, said the witness. "He said he never got along
very well at school and onco thought
of being a painter. In travelling
abroad he had mot some pretty fast
people, but had nover boon a dissipated man' or much in tho company
of womon. He snld ho rarely or
never drank whisky alone. Ho always wanted to talk of the wrongs
ho said Stanford White had dono,
nnd he ro'erred to thoso whom he
terms "othor real criminals." His
manner of speech at times was very
On ono of his visits to Thaw Dr.
Wagner said the dofendant was very
soltcittous about draught ln prison,
and had a newspaper over the gratings In th* cell door. Thaw said
there wore people who hoped he
would catch cold and die so the
case would never come to trial, and
"Stanford White's acts would never
be known.
The physician witness then went at
longth Into the details of the physical examination of the defendant as
to tests of thex.
Thaw said ho mot White In 1900
and had beon Invited to ono of his
parties ln tho Madison Square tower. He later saw White ln front of
the Now York theatre with a hand-
somo girl and was told she was Miss
Nesbltt, and "belonged to Stanford
White." Thaw said he did not see
how such a girl could care for
Whito who had reddish hair and
looked like nn ape. The testimony
as to Thaw's acquaintance with
Whito was new to tho case.
"Thaw also told me that Miss
Nesbltt, afterwards his wife, would
bo thrown Into a high state of nervousness whenever she saw Stanford
White. She would shrink and shudder, he declared, until ho feared for
her health. .Dr. Wagner said that
Thaw nover spoke of White by name
but always referred to him as the
Vbeast" or "tho blackguard." The
witness spent hnlf an hour In the
description of tents of nerves and
senses, all of which ho declared were
applied to Thaw.
eminent not allowing the bill if they
saw fit. Tho secretary of state,
Hon. W. Scott, he contended, had
violated the oath of office in revealing what had passed between him
and Premier McBride when tho latter assured the former that the
lieutenant governor was going to
withhold liis assent. Mr. Bowser
quotod from a telegram Bent to the
lieutenant governor by Hon. Mr.
Scott, in which the latter said that
Premier McBrldo assured him the
bill would not be asstnted to, and
aaklng if he, Mr. Scott, could rely
upon the lieutenant governor to do
it, That the lieutenant governor
regarded this telegram as constituting Instructions was borne out by
the fact that a message was sent
by Mr. Dunsmuir to Mr. Scott saying he would not assent to the bill.
Mr. John Oliver at the hour of
adjourning was still debating the
It Is learned {hat the government's
bill which give* power to the ministry to exempt railways in the province from taxation for ten year*
was Introduced to carry out a policy
which has resulted In the early construction of the extension of the E.
and N, Railway the
pressed upon the E.
At a special meeting of the Board
of Directors of the British Canadian
Wood Pulp and Paper Co., Ltd., hold
Jan. 21; it was unanimously resolved to aontinuo the ealo of tho Cumulative 7 por cont. -Proferoneo Stock
WITHOUT the., proviso agreeing to
refund thc deposit, and all monies
paid by tho subscriber unless the
100,000 shares now ofterod are fully
North Portal, Saak., Jan. 22.—J.
Ramsay an arrival from England,
committed suicide last nlgsit by taking carbolic acid. Ramsay had no
fr'cnds in this country.
Pittsburg, Jan. 22 J. B. Larkin,
comptroller of Pittsburg, and formerly postmaster, was found dead in
bed at his home this morning.
Washington, Jan. 22.—Admiral Evans cabled tho navy department from
Rio Janeiro that his fleet with the
exception of the Arothusa, sailed today for Punta Arenas.
San Francisco, Jan. 22.—J. W. Dn
vis, the inventor of copper rivets ln
clothing, is dond at his homo here,
The changio was deemed advisable, ngeu- 78 venl.8     no begttn th_ man.
owing to the fact that the company ufacture   of copper   rlvoted overalls
desires     to at onco commence    tho wh[i0 in porto Rica,
erection of    tho first unit of    their ,   .
mill, which, it is estimated, will be
capable of turning out from 30 to
40 tons of wrapping paper por week,
and which thoy hope to havo in operation Inside of four months.
Kuoxvllle, Tenn., Jan. 22.— Clinton, the county seat of Anderson, 20
miles north of Knoxvlllo, is a scene
of flro,    which     broke    out    at 11
o'clock last night, having burned It-
Of course the company will stand „„,, thpough a_ bmlm__ ___ijm   _(
by their agreement with all those the _[ty A conaervatlve MmaU
who havo already subscribed for pla(Jes th_ ,0M at «100i000, Insur.
stock on the condition of having „„,,„ ,„ ^^ owlng to a h|gh rato
their money returned in full unless Tho town „„„ a „mall gravlty wa.
fully allotted. A special letter is|t0r works By,Un)( but ^ atnmg o(
boing sent to all stockholders. water    jva|l0(| m]_   „   ,Mt    th_
A. E. Planta, Ltd., are tho local ■ flames
agents of tho company and applications for stock should be made   to
Commend Japan's Attitude With Regard to the Settlement of the
Immigration Question,
work at once on the line to relieve
the labor situation and develop the
Island. This the company agreed
to do on consideration that they
were exempted from taxation for
a time. It was to carry thla agreement out that the bill was introduced, as well aa to Insure early construction on the V, V. & E.
The bill for this reason, will likely receive the support of liberals
as well aa Conservative*.
LONDON, Jan. 28.—A few of tho
morning newspapers refer to the Japanese immigration settlement mainly a* it concerns Canada. They
praise the wise moderation of the
government I Japanese government and express
& N. boglnnlng satisfaction at tho removal of a dif-
Portland, Jan. 28.—A special
to the Oregonlan from Fort
Stevens says an Investigation
by the commanding officer of
Fort Stovens yesterday develop-*
ed that the two Japanese takon
Into custody In the west battery yesterday wero simply visiting Fort Stevens. It developed later that tho men were aaw
mill hands.   •
CASA BLANCA, Jan. 28.-Muelie
Raiohed, one of the leaders of Muo-
lol the Sultan, lost 600 men ln has
engagement with the French a week
ago at Seattat, It is reported now
that Raiched ha* sent an urgent appeal to Hand saying hla presence ia
Imperative in order to prevent the
disbanding of his army,
Motor cars are not to he allowed
to onter Tunbrldgo Wells comp'.o'j'
favorite    resort nf   visitors, except
when    thoy form part of a  funeral
Nanaimo, Jun. 28. —
On Wednesday, Feb. 26, the Union
•f British Columbia Municipalities
will meet in annual convention at
the city hall, Nunalmo. Arrangements will shortly ba undertaken hy
Mayor Plunta, who is one of tho
executive of the Union, and tho council, to entertain the many delogatea
who will attend.
The Union has important work a-
head of it at tbo Nanaimo convention, several amendments to the
Municipal Clauses Act coming up for
discussion. In addition to these pa-
para dealing with municipal matters
will be road. A number of these
will be prepared by local citizens.
Pursuant to tho convention,    tho
following notice is being sent to tho
various municipalities:
The president and executive of the
Union of British Columbia Municipalities request that I Bhould wrlto
and respectfully ask you to send
full repreaentatlon to the annual
meeting of tho Union, to bo held at
Nanaimo, Wednesday, Feb, 26 next,
commencing at 10 a.m., In the Council Chambers, ln that city.
The clause in tho constitution bearing on tbe representation, reads as
"Each municipality member, being
a member of the Union, shall be entitled to appoint delegates, being
members of the Municipal Council at
tho time ol their appointment, two
from each municipality subscribing
not less than f 10 and one additional for each additional $25 subscribed, according to population."
Thoro aro matters of very great
Importance, dealing with municipal!
tics, to be brought before the con
vontion, and we should be glad, in
this connection, If you would send a
copy of any amendments to the Municipal Clauses Aot or, in the ovent
of your having a special charter,
that your municipality wishes to
bring forward, to the undersigned, so
os to place tho same in the order of
business, which we will take up, and
which, I  expect, will be as follow*:
1. Report of Executive Commit-
2, Report of sub-committee from
the Executive.
8'. Amendments or alterations to
the Municipal Clauaea Act, or special charter, as the case may be, and
any recommendations or suggestions
that any member of the Union wishes to bring before the meeting for
discussion, all tn tho way of perfecting the Municipal Clauses Act.
Reduced rates, of a fare and a
third, will he granted to delegates
and thoir wlvos, when accompanying
them to tho Convention; standard
certificates to be obtained from the
ticket agent.
If you will kindly advise me at
your    onrllest   convenience of   the
ficult problem. Tho Morning Post
remarks as a significant fact that
although tho question of Japanese
immigration in the United States
aroso long before o similar problem
presented itself ln Canada, no final
settlement has yet been reached between Tokio and Washington. Tho
Chronicle says tho settlement reflects the greatest credit on all who
were influential in bringing it about.
"Tho Japanese most pressing need
at the present time," says tlio Ohro-
nlclo, "is international development
and commercial expansion, and this
friendly settlement will further commercial activity with both tho United States and Canada."
Count Hayushi is evidently most
anxious to remove all possible friction with tho republic and has even
threatened to forbid immigration to
Hawaii, if it is mado tho Jumplng-off
ground for California. Japan could
hardly do moro than show her determination to maintain peace at almost any cost and save tho loss of
all dignity as a nation.
The Japancso Counsel has received
cable Irom Foreign Mlnlstor Hay-
ashi advising him thut boglnnlng on
Fob. 1, tho only Jupaneso. laborers
who will bo permitted to emigrate
to Hawaii, are thoso who aro returning and who aro Immodlato relatives of those already there.
TOKIO, Jan. 28.—A motlun to con-
sure the government wns defeated In
the lower house of tho Diet today by
177 votes against 164. Tha debate
on tho motion lasted for throe hours
and a half.
BELLEVILLE, Ont., Jan. 22.
Jas. McKee, proprietor of tho Dominion Hotel for forty-six years,
dead, aged 77 yoars. He was a veteran Fenian, and at one time a prominent Mason.
LONDON, Jan. 21.—Experiments
aro now being mado to use electricity for propulsion of ships. British
shipbuilders are Interesting themselves ln a scheme proposed by lien-
Schulthes, an eminent German engineer, known as tho Del Proposto
mixed system. In this, an electric
motor is mounted on the propellor
shaft, and a dynamo on tho shaft
of tho engine, using electric power
transmission up to half load, and
coupling tho two shafts together only in the case of high speeds and for
forward running, so that tho engine
works directly on tho propollors for
higher loads.
An obvious condition In this connection Is that the speed of rotation
nf tha propollors for maximum loads
should be tho same as that of the
engine Now tho highor this speed
tho Icbs satisfactory will be the efil-
cloncy of tho propeller, especially In
the case of vessels transporting heavy loads at moderate speeds. As this
condition Is favorable to steam tur
it would seem to be quite fee*
tblo to devise a similar mixed system on vessels equipped with steam
According to the scheme suggested
by Herr Schulthes hlmsolf, Internal
combustion In connection with electric power transmission would bo
used up to about 1,000 ur 2,000 h.p.
whilo In tho case of higher capacities stoam turbines operated at high
speedB of revolution, with correspond
Ing high efficiency, and electric pow
er transmission with slowly rotating
propollors would be employed. The
propellers could bo controlled directly from the bridge by this method.
PARIS,     Jan. 22. - Tho bank of
France has reduced its rate bf   discount from 8{ to 8 por cont.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 22.-An
Moosemln, Jan. 22 J. T. Brown.
of Moosemln, and member for Souris
ln the local legislature, was today
unanimously nominated by the Liberal* for the Dominion constituency
of Hueppelle to oppose Slack, the
present member, nt the next general
ROTTERDAM, Jan. 22.-Tho steamer Amsterdam, belonging to the
Great Eastern Railway Co., and the
British steamer Axmlnster, from
Now York, Doc. 80th, for Rotterdam, collided Inst ni»ht near Lleua
waterway. There'was no loss of lifo.
Tho Amsterdam waB badly damaged
and proceeded to Maasluls whero she
was benched. Tho Amstordsm was
coming from Harwich nnd had 84
passengers on board. A dense fog
prevailed. Tho Amsterdoy hnd a
great holo stovo In her bow, nnd the
wator began coming in so fast that
thoy decided to lower the bonta for
tho passengers. This was dono without mishap. The stern of tho Axmlnster was badly damaged.
Sister Theresa, a nurse In St.
Mary's hospital, Milwaukee, was
shot and killed by an Insano man,
who Imaglnod tho hospital odtclnlB
were trying to poison him.
OTTAWA, .Inn. 22. — Ono ol tho
most important pieces of legislation
which has made its appearance this
session wus introduced In tho houso
todny by Mr. Alcorn, tho Consorva-
tlvo member for Prince Edward, Ontario.
Mr. Alcorn's bill seeks to omond tho
Dominion Election Act, nnd contains
some drastic clauses which havo ihe
object of proventln.tr crooked election
methods, making bogus ballot boxes
an impossibility, nnd putting nn end
to corrupting of constituencies by
promises of largo expenditures of tho
people's money in tho shape of public buildings and works. Tho bill
also makes a dond set against corporation contributions to campaign
funds, and imposes heavy penalties
on government officials who tako a
prominent part in elections.
Throughout tho explanation of tho
bill. Sir Wilfrid Laurier listened attentively.    It wns read a flrst timo.
ELY, Nov., Jon. 19.—Alter spending forty-six days entombed in tho
Alpha shaft of the Qlroux mine, A
D. Bailey, P. J. Brown und Fred McDonald havo been rescued.
At 8:80 o'clock last night Bailey
was brought up. Fourteen minutes
intor McDonald camo to tho surface,
whilo ton minutes afterwards, Brown
waa brought up. Whistles all ovor
tho district blow loudly, whilo tho
crowds cheered In tho streets of Ely
and ovory bell in tho town was ringing.
"Ah!" This was the first exclamation of Bailey when he reached tho
outer air. Without another word ho
tottered forward into tho urms of
comrades who stood ready to assist
him and was led to tho change
room of tho Alpha shaft, whero ho
soon recuperated.
"Is that you, Arthur?" queried
Fred McDonald, as his brother stop-
pod forward and embraced him aftor
noarly seven weeks of separation.
"By George, it certainly seems good
to be out of that bell holo," he snld,
as he wns led away, telling Lis brother in high toned volco of his terrible experience.
'Say, somebody glvo mo a chow
of tobacco quick," Btiid Brown. "I'm
on the bum nil right." With a happy laugh ho was led off by a comrade to the change room.
St. Petersburg, Jan. 22.—Extraordinary precautions were taken by
the military authorities today to
prevent a demonstration, this being the anniversary of "Rod Sunday," when Father Gapon led a demonstration of the people that resulted in ftftal riots. Orders wore
Issued by tho prefect of police forbidding people to congregate on the
streets, and strong patrols were scat
terod throughout the city to prevent
The Canadian Bank
Of Commerce
PARIS, Jan. 20— That alcohol is
not an inspiration to the artist
tho writer, and that all their best
work is done without the assistance
of wine, beer, whiskey or absinthe is
set forth in a consensus of the competent Just published in a Paris per
The editor of tho journal wrote to
all of tho leading artists and liter
ary men of France, asking if any of
their best work was accomplished under the influence and inspiration of
alcoholic beverages. Without a single dissenting voice all replied that
they had nover found Inspiration
tho flowing bowl. Bacchus and ths
Muse are incompatible spirits, according to tho distinguished men who
testified against John Barleycorn.
The poets who are popularly supposed to be especially addicted to
drink, were even more emphatic in
their denunciation of alcohol, many
volunteered the information that tobacco, tea and black coffee contain
real inspiration. Several poets testified that without the solace ' of
Lady Nicotine many of their best
versos would havo remained unwritten, while numerous other writers
and artists have found real inspiration in a  cup of coffee.
NEW YORK, Jan. 20,—Speechless
for sixteen years, Gustav Lauth has
in ten months learned to talk fluently. During the same period he has
developed from an abnormal, undeveloped, almost imbecile boy into an
alert active, ambitious person; he
has grown four inches in height, per
mancnt teoth havo come to him,
gainst ail the beliefs of the dental
profession, and he now glvea promise of becoming a healthy normal
His development is the result of
experiments by Prof. C. M. Camp-
boll, of Albany, N.Y., an instructor
In music, who treatod the boy according to thoories of his own—the-
orles which, ho believes, witl cure tho
deaf, and.oven tho blind, as well as
the dumb, and put an end to imbecility.
I simply don't try to forco upon
nn abnormal person a normal education, any more than you force an
abnormal education upon a normal
human boing," said Prof. Campbell,
'instead of seeking to choke down
tbo throats of tho former stereotyped
instruction that may really bo doing
serious harm to his stunted faculties, give your attention to educating thoso abnormalities, and effecting a  cure.
In this way an abnormal person
may bo brought to a condition
whore ho enn become an active useful agent in life and not bo forced to
bear a  millstone about his neck.
Edward Samson of Salt Spring
lloved to Hav* Eloped With
Girt to Nanaimo.
B. E. WALKER, President.
ALEX. LAIRD, General Ma ager
A. E IRELAND, Superintendent
of Brai dies.
Paid-up capital § 10 000000
Kesi 5,000,000
tom Assets.. 113,000,000
Brar,c*iee throughout Canada und in the United States and England
Farmer*'  Papor  Discounted,
Deposits of SI and upwards received, and intere t allowed at
current rates. The depositor is subject to no delay whatever in
the withdrawal of the whole or uny part of the deposit.
0:30 a. m„ to 12.    4 p.m., to ( p,
in.    8 p.m., to 8:30 p.m.
President and Managing Director.
(3130. O.  PXCKARD.
Sfi ret:,ry--Treasurer.
Meal* Served at all 'lours.
First Class
Acc^mmod i   >
Private Rooms
For Ladles.
Clam Chowder and Oysters
w.t MOOW   -    Preprlciar.
of Victoria.
Will Glvo Lessons on
At R. McMillan's Residence,
First' Avenue.
The Jones Hotel
Gatacre Street.
Has received the agency of
one of the best American
Picture Enlarging Firms.
Cull in and see Specimens.
Jefferson Olty, Mo., Jan. 20.—Th*
nustor suit, Instituted by Attorney
Ctcnoral Hadley against the International Harvester Company of America camo up for argument boforo tho
Missouri Suprome Court today. The
Harvester company Is a New .Tor-
rcy corporation, cnpltnllMm nt S120-
000,000.- The suit Is based on tho
claim thnt the company Is In a com
Th* Str. Iroquois, Cap*. A. A.
Sears, which run* from Sidney to
tha gulf Ulanda, brought new* of
several happening* when aha reached
Sidney yesterday, Including that of
a serlou* accident to Mr*. Hallay, a
widow, residing at Gang** Harbor.
The unfortunate lady while endeavoring to lift a large pan of hot greaao
from a shelf spilled the boiling *ub-
stance ovor her head, and waa a*
vorely scalded. Word of the accident was telephoned to the city, and
a doctor and trained nurse* were
sent at once. The gasoline launch
(langes awaited the arrival of thf
train at Sidney, and conveyed tbem
to tho scene of the accident.
Now* was also brought by the Iroquois of an elopement from Salt
Spring Island. Edward Samson,
who is 21 years of age, had run a-
way with the 17-year-old daughter
ot William MeFadden. The young
couple, finding parental opposition
had decidod to be married, and loading their effects In a rowboat, pulled awny in the early morning tn the
direction of Crofton, where they are
bollovod to have boarded the train
for Nanaimo to have the nuptial
knot tied. Meanwhile the parents,
liko Lord Ullln of the poem, were
left at the water's edge, lamenting.—
Victoria Colonist.
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TORONTO, Jan. 24.— As a result
of the inquest Into the death ol H.
Lnroquay, Great Northern tologrnph
lineman, who waa killed In a Grand
Trunk    collision   on Saturday last,
P.O. Box ii 'phon* 44
Dealer ln All Kind* of
Meats Delivered free of charge eat tt*
Shortest Notice.
Union Brewing Co.
Stove Wood
Ovt by White Labor 0»ly.
Ladysmith, B. O,
All Home Cured
Roberts St. Butcher
hlnatlon to control tho manufacture warrants have bcon Issued tor thoar
O. v
attempt was made to dynnmlto  and' nml enlo of agrlculturnt nnd formtnn' rest of
l'™7lita .HnT.iSoiny  m""0 to*"1<!C. Implement* in violation of tho anli- with criminal negligence,
rnctory nt Clnrksvlile, Tonn.,     Inst . . __._      .   ■'_— '       . .. , ,   *...
„-. trust law*' of Missouri.     Tho   com- cus*d    aro th*   engineer, conductor
three railway men charged
Tho    ac-
and Pastry
Always Freeh on Hand.
Wedding and Party Cake* Made to
Fruits and Cnmlios of All Kind*
Prices are    very   reasonable.    AU
Customers treated alike.
MMB?Htl!»ni'n;<"'-,-'« l 1*111.
On the Esplanade.
Ladysmith, B. 0.
night.     Tho guards killed two
groe* and wounded another.
pany denies the allegation
and brakeman.
Columbus, 0„ Jan. 22.— Rlohard
CaldWoll wns rclensed from the Ohio
ponltontiary todny, a frco mnn Ior
the sixth timo In his life, aftor haV'
Ing complotod a term of two yoars
for robbery. Since ho was eighteen year* old ho has served practically all his life. The prison officials expect him back again soon, nl-
though Caldwell declares that he
hafl now had enough and Intends toj.
lead an honest life In future.
R. WRIGHT    1
Pull Stock of Miners' Tool*.
Ship Repairing Work
A Specialty
All kind* ol Blaeltamlthlng
Don* at Short HoUe*.
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PORTLAND,   Me., Jan. 24.-Port-1   NEW YORK,   Jon. 24. - Today's
land's city hall, containing tlio mu- session of tho Thaw trial was aban-
.   niclpal ond   county offices and    de-idoliod '" ,*,h0 ''u[|Ucst "' th0, d*>tence'
< ',,„rfm„ t_       , .u        „     ,   „■■        a"d •"> adjournment was takou until
j   partmonts and the police buildings, |jUonday   morning.      A heavy  snow
In which were the supremo, Judicial storm tied up shipping in tho   Dny
and municipal courts, wero complete- and    ,J1™ntod    tlio docking of the
,„ _„,„„,, , - ,    .   .,     „   I steamer Adriatic on which three phy-
ly ruined by a  fire early today. ValsU.lans and a tmlned m[se aroc^_
uablo records    dating back over   a ing from Europe to testily as to the
century woro destroyed,    Tho mime- irrational acts of Harry Thaw    at
tary loss Is estimated, at one    mil- "T^^P^,    o,
lion dollar...
The fire was tlio worst in tho state
Only o moro days to go—Now is
A  few  Ladies' Raincoats to clear nt
About 12 Girls'  Coats to gi
50 White  lied Quilts to go
H Dozen Ladies' Oorsots values uy.
completely wiped out.
absont from tho fire,
since tho great conflagration in Port- ,inJh6T°}M •"'til tomorrow.
.„.     .      .,     ..    ,    , Mr. Littleton, In his request stated
n 1880, when tho city business tlmt ll0    bol|ovod tbe     dolay „om
and residential sections woro almost really result in expediting tho caso,
„.,ls as ho would   employ tho lutorvoning
I time in tho. repairing of the hlstoph.
. cnn~ J istal    question     for the experts and
slowed remarkable as thoro were submitting it to tlie district nttor-
more than seven hundred members of ney for any suggestions or objec-
tho Knights of l'ythins jubilee gath-j1'""8 lu) lm" ha™ l,° ol!01'- ,
„,.„> . ., j,. , . ^ ,_ ' Tho''° wus a Hvelytilt. between
mod in the auditorium of tho city Counsel Just boforo tho adjournment
hall whon the ilamcs were discover-  was   announced.      District Attorney
Jerome said he would not    oppose
r'l.i.f tp„ ,!,,„,.. ir,.i,in   mi., i,,   ,1. '*e uiution for adjournment, provld-
Lhlof Engineer Melville Lldrdgo, the od Ml, utiMm would rul.nts1.1   hlm
only ono known to be seriously   in- with tho names of the witnesses who
Jural,  was aide to direct the light arriving on tho     Adriatic.    Ho   do-
against tho flames, though being sup j"1!'** h« would 'j1*0 to Hnd  If  thoy
.■_,.,_           , _   _ bad written auy books or other me-
ported by two assistants, dumi works.  .
Tho city    departments woro swept "I assure you they haven't,"   said
clear   of     over.vthing by tho flames, Mr. Littleton.
. ,.,. .,            t,       ...             .   . 1 would like the names anyway,
with tho exception of tlie city clerk „,,,,, Mr   Jorom0) ,.s0 T cttn la_,'m.
nnd tho city treasurer's ofllcos.   Tho prepared for thoir cross-oxuminution.
Justice Bowling said the request of
The Socialist meeting advertised
for Sunday night in the opera house
had had to be postponed. There 1ms
been a misunderstunding between the
promoters and Mr. Hnwthorntlnvaiw
as to the date. The Nanaimo representative finds ho had ongaged him
self, together with Mr, Jlelnaos, to
address his otfn constituents on tho
36th. Accordingly the Ladysmith
meeting has had to be cancelled hi,
favor of .-
King, the Nanaiifto photographer,
opens his studio on Sunday afternoons for the convenience of his outside customers.
Mr. A. Auehinvole, who haa been
operated on for appendicitis, is milking good progress.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Brydon lost ihoir
infant child on Friday, the little one
succumbing to an attack of bronchitis and whooping cough.
Sabboth Services, .Ton. 2(>th.
Rev. Dr. White, superintendent   of
Methodist Missions     in   It,   0.,  will
preach both morning ami evening,  .
Services—11 a.m., nnd 7 p.m.
Missionary Day.
■All are cordially invito.!.
R.  WILKINSON.   Pnetor.
Don't forget the Football Concert
and Dance in the 0|>era Houee tonight. There will Imj some additions to the programme ns published
on Wednesdajy. Mr. H. Young, among others, having promised losing.
Tho coucort will not be prolonged so
OS to give the youngsters lots of
time for dancing. There will be a
swell timo for all who attend.
Notice is hereby given thnt I intend to apply tu the Board of Licensing commissioners of the Municipality ot Lndysmith nt thoir next
regular meeting for n transfer of the
wholesale liquor License now hold
by me for the premises occupied by
me and'Situate on Lot 9, Block to,
in the said City of Lndysmiili, I'nt'in
myself to August Plna.
Ladysmith, B. C, 24th .January,
matters. The committees will report to the League and the League
again will communicate with tho
It was also decided that the regular meeting nights of the League
should be tho first and third Thursdays of the month.
Thore woiv some more new members enrolled; all of whom displayed
thc greatest interest in tho work of
tlio Lougue.
4 .
Y. M.
0. A.
Thero should be a big crowd out
this afternoon to see the big football match. The YJ.I.C.A. boys are
considered the best organization in
Victoria, and they find the local
players rather disadvantftgoously
placed, McKinley is unablo to play
and Jus absence will make a great
difference to the team, both in atr
tack nnd defence. It has also to
be said that iho players havo not,
perhaps, taken ns much pains as
they might have done to got into
shape. Still thoy leol pretty confident of tho result and this may helj
them through. The team will be
as published in Wednesday's Standard.
Montreal, Jon. 24.—Following
announcement from Toronto that
the Grand Trunk has laid off 35 men
employed in the shops there until
Feb. 3, comes the nnnouncement that
the working hours of shop employes
here will bo further reduced to four
days a week. Inquiry of C.P.R. officials today elicits the information
that there Is plenty of business
hand to keep all employees in the'
shops going full time. At the Angus shops there hns been no change
in conditions for the last three
months, and orncrs already placed
there will alone keep all mon on full
time for several months yet.
There was a well attended meeting
of the Citizen's League on Thursday
evening in the City Hall, Dr. R, B
Dier president of the League, occupied tho choir, and there were same
interesting discussions. Tho Questions of umelcctrle lighting system
and a sewerage system wen taken
•up and ultimately two committees
were appointed     to look Into   these
ct Coylon Pcrcalino Shirts in
thro* different Colors —Cream,
White and Fawn. Just tho
thing for wearing aftor work;
always looks dressy. Selling
for 11.76 each.
Also a largo assortment of No-
gllgoe Shirts, without collara.—
from 11.00 to 81.75. All the
newest patterns.       I
' NOW	
Reguler  $1,25
NOW  f .85
Odessa, Jan. 21.— Gen. Tomntchoft
lias boon mado Govornor General of
Odessa in succession to Gen. Loufal,
and lio hns Inaugurated his regime
with a determination to fight tho revolutions of Odessa with conspicuous
Washington, D.C., Jan. 23.—Startling dovolopmouts in the plot to
overthrow tho government of President Nord in Hayti havo followed
tho Investigations of tho secret sor-
vice agents in New York in connection with tho arrest of Jos. Giro-
dnnl on tho chargo of counterfeiting
llaytien money. Tho ofllcora aay
thoy have ascertained that tho prisoner was tho agent of a formidable conspiracy whose operations probably would have extended beyond
tho limits of Hayti Into Santo Domingo nnd oven Into Cuba had tho
revolution ln Hayti been a success,
nnd the agents In Now York remained unmolested.
It is found, among other things,
tho secret service declare, that certain persons in ITnytl, mostly French)
Pittsburg,     who is recovering   from
an attack of pneumonia will not  be
money    and securities In the latter
are believed to belntnct although it
es as well," Mr. Littleton oflered.
"That won't glve'me a chance   to
snapped   the   District Attor-
tho    prosecution     wus a reasonable
be almost impossible to as- "Your honor,"   replied  Mr. -little-
deflnltely     until the vaults ton, "1 would like to comply,    but
have cooled sufficiently for an exam- !^ °?IPer;0"<:0 hns beea ""enever the
.    ,.      ,    .          . District Attorney, knew of tho arri-
inntlon to be made. val of ttny wjtn0ssos for the defence,
One of the most valuable libraries he had   mot    them with subpoenas
in the state, tho Groenlenf law   col- aod tak<!11 thom ols t0 nis °ffl™-   or
,„,,„.      „„„    „*_„,„.,,,    j   »„   j somewhere and submitted thom to a
lection     was    completely destroyed, lmg eXBmtaat,on.    , d0 not intond
with a loss of 810,000. that ho shall do so in tho future. I
The blaze originated in tho city do not intend thnt ho shall know
electrician's office and was caused by ^^..H0"5 U is P"-8™**1 h«ra
crossed wiros. When the flames wero "What I want is to nnd out whe-
discovered, Wm. A. Turner, chair- thor theso people you aro bringing
man of the meeting of the Pythian hore nr<> shysters, charlattansm or
. . . , .. , ,, . men of charactor and standing," Mr-
body, was met in the hallway    by jerome shouted.
three men, who acquainted him with "I will give you their names after
the condition of affairs.     Coolly he tn«y havf, ,lan*d' nnd 'holr address-
entered the auditorium, interrupting
the rites which were going on at the cable,
timo.     He calmly informed the    as- ney.
Bemblod members of the existing con "Thnt shmvs tho District Attornoy
....            ,  ...                           : wants to meet thom at tho dock.    Is
ditions saying thoro was no need for ne wni|ng to giv0 m0 th0 mm__    0f
hurry, himself leading a systom    of the witnesses he will call in   robut-
orderly departure which proved    ef- tal?" explained Mr. Littleton.
,   ,,         ,            ...                 ,            , "Tho District Attorney   Is not   re-
fective    In   avoiding a  panic    and __Wm] to do thnt„ intcrposed Jus.
bringing out the assembled Knights tice Dowling,
without injury. "Thon I don't think I ought to be
BALTIMORE, Jan.  24._Flre     to- '0™t' to tol!.hi™ '}", ""i",08 of   roy
' witnesses, said Mr. Littleton,
day took heavy   tolls    of tho mom- -oli, very well, thon," put In Mr.
bers of the fire deportment of    this Jerome,   slamming a hook down on
city,    three    being dead nnd sixteen the    counsel    table,-. Ant you don't
,     ,    , ,     . wnnt to do it, nllrlght." -
others more or less seriously injured ..j „pprovcrt of ,vlmt T thought
Including George IfostoiT, chief ofthe reasonable request," replied   Justice
deportment, who is in a  serious con Bowling, putting nn end to the con-
.... troversy, "and now I will grant the
ndlournmcnt as requested,
The dead nro Frod Harmon, W. D. Mr. Llttloton snld thnt tho defence
Pugh nnd an unidentified man.    Tho undoubtedly would conclude Its
:!„ancial loss is $400,000. ™ Monday,   and    District Attorney
Jeromo   announced that the   people
Iho blazo, which Is the worst that wcl;0 roa<|y to procccd in rebuttal at
has occurred In this city since    tho nny time.
calamity of    1?04, started on    the ^ h6bne  1^3 WELCOME
third floor of    the building at    the NEWS
southeast     corner of Hallidny     and ——
Saratoga streets, occupied by tho J. MONTREAL,  Jan. 24.—Wm.   Van
Rogers     & Sons Co.,     Othor occn- llorno returned to Montreal    today
pants of the building were tho BaN from Oubn.    Regarding an Interview
timoro Bel! and Brass Co., and  the In Now York, In which he wns quot-
Wm. L. Boilings Co., machinist!!. ed as saying that ho believed    the
The flro had apparently been burn- wheals of business In the Unltod Sta-
ing some timo before it was dlscov- tos, and tho North American -** *itin-
ei-ed. A strong wind from the ent in general, would soon he to-
northwest nnd a very low tempera- volvlng nt the normal speed again,
turo made tho work nf lighting tlio Sir William snld that 11 everybody
flro moro than ordinarily difficult, believed that statement the wheels
In an incredibly short time after would bo revolving soon. At any
lho blaze commenced without warn- rato he believed lt and he was helping tho north wall of tho building ing In saying so. *
fell. Burying the firemen who woro "I may lie wrong," said Sir Wll-
working closo to the building. Tho Ham. "I have been wrong a good
bricks also put out of commission an many times in my life; but I have
extension ladder and a truck upon been right a good many times too.
which    somo of tho   men had boon Yes, I  think I  am right now,   bnt
of course the whole situation- Is
very largo and complicated one, and
too big for me."
As to his trip to Cuba, no special
significance Is attached to It.
Regarding the opening of the i
Guntomala railway Sir William aald
that tho line will reverse the whole
situation In Guatemala, for it will
bring   Guatemala   within   reach of
Hook of Holland, Jan. 24. — All
tlio missing passengers and crew of
the steamer Amsterdam, woro
brought in here safely at noon today. The steamer Amsterdam belongs to tho Greut Eastern Raiiwuy
Company.    Sho sailed irom llarwick
Jan. 21st, with    06 passengers   on New York in as many days as It for
board, for Rotterdam.    That   same merly occupied weeks.
night she   collided with the  British,   r '
.steamer Axminstor near Niouwo Wat-'  HEAVY SNOW STORM SWEEPS
men and Corslcans, nnd ono of then^orweg ond sustained serious damag-l OVER NEW YPRK.
a  brother to Oiorillnnl, was active!ca-    Hor CIW   nilu Passengers   'loft' ——
agents of the conspirators, and were 'l"* ,iD    8m?,"    b0BtS' nnd °"    „^ _NEW Y0BK' Jan' 24- Tho 600w
,i.«u„„i„h   i    .u .      t Iboats excepting     one  wcro speedily storm which swept over tho city yes-
uuugnnioa, ln the papers found     a- takon up.     Tho passengers on    th* tcrdav dovolopod   into a lime    bliz-
mong GIordani'F elTects, by numbers, missing boat numbered 25, and    the zard 'during tho night.   Today    the
By careful inquiry the secret service ■ cl'mv 80ven'    Thoy   'VOTU   phixA   up at$ was I'"011    **ep In places with
men a„r„ „m„ .„„„„» tt. — \bV the    Norwegian   stonmer Songu, drifts and street car truffle and   tho
men were able to connect these num-|ono hour ttfte,. tht.y |ott tho AmBtra.. movom0Ilt c, forry uottta and   othw
hers with the proper persons and the dam in a small boat.    Tlio    Songa harbor   und river craft wns    badly
first result was to fix upon Charles',TOS ''oun'l ,,om Harwich for Rotter- hampered.
Mlot     thn Ai>i,.,i,.„„ .....i.. „„_.idam- '   Up to 9 a.m., moro than nlno  in-
*iint.    the American consular agent,   Tho hettVy fog whlch „„g p„vonod c„os „, Bnow had fn|lcn „„„ thore ^
as   one of the persons prevented tho    Songa from landing, poared to bo no immodinto prospect
number had been     np-'ana made    impossible     on effective of a cessation.      The forenoon    ro-
jsoarch tor tho missing people.    They port of tho    local    weather bureau
woro on   board    the Songa for two showed tho   mercury to bo standing
at 23 degrees above zero.  Marine rfc.
at St. Marl,
to whom a
Upon learning this fact last oven- 'andV half "days.
Ing the stoto department Immediate-1   Whon tho fog cleared up this morn- servers report tho Btorm to bo   parly    cabled to Minister Furnlss     at'ing tho 'I'01*011'8   from  tho  Hook of tlcularly   sovero   on tho coast,    At
Port Au„Prlnce to dismiss thla a-
gent nt once from the employ of the
United ' States. This action was taken because tho state department
fools that lt must keep Itself absolutely frco from any appearance of
sympathy with tho rebellious movements in South American republics.
Chief Wllklo, of tho Unltod Stntos
secret service made a statement to-'
day    giving    tho facts nnd clrcum-
Holland, found thu Songn party
board and brought them hore.
on Sandy Hook this forenoon a  northeast galo was blowing and the heavy snow restricted observance,   and
mado   navigation extremely hozard-
i ous.    The big steamer Graf Walderz
"" which reached the ,Hook lost   night
Vancouver,    Jan. 24.—Aid. Oaland was still    at anchor    this morning,
suggested at' tho civic police    com- 't8'1"* to ri9fc, the attempt to enter
,,_     .   .     vt.ii..,,       . ,    the harbor under the prevailing wea-
mittee today that the police    tako ther oonditlon8.    D„Hng the    early
up tho question of securing a pack fornoon sho was Joinod by the Adrla-1
of bloodhound* for the purpose    of tic from Northampton, and tho Brest I
,„., „, „   __,_- _, .„i„,„„,„   „.„ Lincoln from Hamburg, both with a
following a  ginng of criminal*   no* ,nrg0 mmlm „, pMK»g_n on board, j
Investing   tho city.     It   Is thought jrany other paasonger steamor*   due!
stances connected with tlie orrost nf t,,is would B(,aro guttle tought    to  today probably nl*o will be delayed
George, which goes to show that at the „outh 0, the |)oundary „„„,    No hy the storm.	
! >V**mA*r*o*»mAo*o*r'+,^+++m\g.
Tho last chanco to buy these
Goods at tbo -Prices we are
asking for tbem.
Children's Under Vests. Kog.
25c, and 85c,   Now  15c
•Ladles' Under Vests. Rog. up-
to 40c, now   25c
5 only — Comforters in good
patterns. Reg. *2.50.
Now $1.50
Hoys' Suits, Norfolk Stylo —
All in good patterns. Reg. up
to $4.00.     Now   $2.95
An assortment of Ladles'   and
Children's 'Shoes on Snlo,   at
about Olio-Half tho Regular
"«»«%«>%%%»»»>%*%%* ».%*'
Telephone, 1 24
NaiMimi, li C,
^*-%*^'%.».-a,*^-%.**.^.^^.».»..%^» I
N|cli)tyre Foundry &
Stove Company, Ltd.
..   _.»
Ladysmith, B. 0
Dp. fl.8.»
All Work Guaranteed.
Mr. Duncan went up to Nanaimo
Thursday. I
Mr. G. Plckard boarded the Nanai-j
mo train on Thursday.
Mr. Haw-ley returned from a trip
to Victoria on Thursday. j
Mrs. Eastom, of Seattlo, is visit-.
ing her daughter, Mrs, Jno. Dunbar.
Mr. and Mrs. Mouutt returned from
a visit to Ngnuiino yesterday morning. |
Mr. T. Russell, formerly superintendent of the Nanaimo minos, visited his brother, Mr. W. Russell, on
Thursday. '  |
Mr. John Bland boarded tho Victoria train yesterday morning.
Mr. D. J. Matheson, thc Gatacre
Street tailor, left town yesterday on
a trip to New Westminster, whero
his brother is lying sick in the hospital. Mr. Matheson expects to' bo
back to business in a few days.
Miss -Beverldge camo down from
Nanaimo on Thursday morning.        I
Mr. I. Whltcombo hoarded tho Victoria train on Thursday morning.
Mr. W. W. Watkom cumo down
from Nanaimo on Thursday morning,:
Mrs. W. Kerr boarded tho Victoria
train on Thursday morning. I
Mr. H. Blair is seriously III.
Mrs. W. Thompson boarded tho
Victoria train this morning. i
Miss McKenzio was a passenger on '
the Victoria train this morning.
Mr. Watson left on the Victoria
train this mornlngtrain this morning I
Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Conway came
up from Victoria on Thursday,
Assortment of Bamboo Goods.
Large Assortment of Fancy   China-
ware and Glasawar*, Etc.
S. Peterson
Phone 18.
First Avenue
Trains Leave Ladysm'lh
Quebec, Jan. 34.—A collision    occurred between a Great Northern and
a Lake St. John railway train    at
Riviere! a prairie Junction, thlamor
nlng.    Edward Gelly, 33 year*  old, Wodnesdny,    Saturday   and   Sunday
employed on the Lake St. John rail
way and living In thi* city, wa* kill
ed.    Full particulara of the accident j
have not yet bees received, but It I*
said several other* an Mrlouely In-1
jured. '"•
Daily nt 9 a. m.
At 9:00 and 15:58.
For Victoria.
Trains i\rrive at ladysmith
New .York, Jan. 24.—The Str. John
H. Starrln, of the Starrln Line, ply-1
Ing between New Vork and New Ha-'
von, went aahore at Wlllels Point Wednesday,
white entering the East River thla
morning en route from Now Haven
to thla olty. The Starrln wa* engaged In both pntsenger and fralght
service, but at the New York office
it waa not known whether she carried any passenger* last night. A
tug wa* sent to the relief of the
Dally at 11:57.
Saturday   uiul   Sunday,
At Ili57 nnd 17.55.
From Vlotorlu.
CEO. I. COufi;TfJ.AY
District Passenger Agent.
103 Government St., Victoria
London, Jan. 24.—A despatch ■•*„..,,,
L ,   ^ .>     ._      ... . Notice is hereby given that un an-
bewi received here from Lisbon say- potion will be made to the Legls-
Ing that Dr. Fnrmano Lopez, who lative Assembly of the Province of
wa* connected with thc recent con- British Cdlumbln for nn Act to In-
.Piracy to blow up Prem.e, Franco ^buVd. mEm^ opTa'tea"
with a bomb, made a daring es. lino of railway of standard or other
cape today from the San Julia prl- gauge  to bo operated by steam,   el
son, a atrong fortress at the mouth "Y^Y, ?rr„,°S*"' \lovet ,ot **2 car-
, ._,. - . _ ...    rying of freight, unssengers end   ex-
of the Lngus river. Because of the press from a point situated on Sec-
high social position of Dr. Loom, tlon Fourteon (14) or Fifteen (15) In
permission was given a party of hla Ra*?° fivo (V.) Crnnborry District,
i.i—a. .    ..i .. 1.     ,       i —.   or Seotlon Fourteen (14) Rango Sin
friend* to vl.lt Mm In prllon, Th. (Vt.,, Cranberry District- thence
party went to the fortress ln a mo- south-easterly by the most feasible
tor car.    A* th* auto draw up    In r0Ut8 to a point situate on   Oyster
im..* «> th. n,i.„. . *„.,n,i„ .—i„ Dav ln Oyrter District, a distance of
front of the prison a terrible explo- ,bout tw)lv0    mlle| mopo or Um_
slon waa heard, and Immediately at- with   authority   also   to construct,
ter Dr. Lopes ran out, Jumped Into equip, maintain and operate branches
the auto and eacaped.
I from time   to time from any   point
or point* of the proposed   railway i
mm, „. „    .       „,      ,   _        i"Kb Powor also to construct and op-
HONOLULU, Jan. 34. -A JMpan-Urate telegraph and telephone   line*
eye ha*     been   discovered sketching; for the purpose of it* business   nnd
Honolulu harbor and tho coaat line for the public; with power to   own,
from height* behind Honolulu.
tlio time of hla nrrost ho had In his
possession counterfeit Hntlnn paper
money, two thousand Remington rifles nnd
tlon. all of which It Is said was Intended for tho Hnltlon revolutionist*.
action was taken ln the matter.
Chicago,    Jan. 34.—Dr. Benjamin
Reltman who led the march of    th*
BERLIN, Jan. 24.—A mooting   of
28,000 rounds of ammunl- the central committee of the  Imper- unemployed yesterday wa* arraigned
lal Baak, has been called fa- to-mor.; ,    th   Hapr,,on atrMt poll(.e   eottrt
row,    and     it ia expected that   tho ,   , _.      . . •_,.. __,—_..
bank's rate of discount will then be todfty on    tho cl"-r*9 "' >U«0™«1y
reduced by 1 per cent.     "    "'!«    '   eonduot and inciting a riot,'
The contract lor the gradinr r.f 13
miles of tho extension of the Esoui-
malt & Nana,mo railway fio.i Nanaimo to Alberni, Vancouver island,
was awarded Tuesday by ,H, Mar-
to Mr. John Bright, who is grading
pole, vice president of tho railway,
the Kburno-New Westminster lino.
The work of grading will be atartod
right away, according to tho term*
ol contract, and employment to a
largo nnmhor of men will thus be
assured. The work will bo pushod
ahoad as rapidly as possiblo under
present weather conditions, and it Is
expected that It will bo completed
early In tho summor. Tho twelve
miles to lie graded lie from Wellington to a point a little beyond the
head of Nanoose Bay. This Is- the
first contract awarded In connection
with the extension o. tho Esquimalt
Ic Nanaimo railway to Alberni, but
Ic Is expected that other   contracts
use and operate water powers convenient to tho rond, railway and
other purposes, and with such other
powers and privileges as are usually
given to Railway Companies.
Solicitors ior Applicant.
Dated at Victoria, B.C., this 16th
day of January, 1908.
Office* of   Ladysmith Lumber   Company Will be Removed From
Ladyimith to Nanaimo.
Geo. 0. Plckard, socrotnry of the
Ladysmith Lumber Company, was in
the city today in connection with arrangement* that are boing mado to
remove the offices of tho company
from Ladysmith to Nanaimo. It 1*
expected that the office* will he moved here in about a month'* time.
Finn* have beon made for tho new
will   bo'Torins'soon"^^ {<«* what part  of   tho
warrant 0't3, theJf wl" D0 "Mated in ha* not
"^      ; * •"•*  ; •y*t b*en-:dotermInod'-WW-- '•'•
New Store :
Newly Stocked
All Kinds of Wall Paper.
Picture   Framing a Specialty.
2. l^oeddtyg
i ', High Street. t
The Best Corner
in Town
Pont go by it,
And You will
Save Money I
Ready for all kind of  '
Leave Orders with Blair lc Adam,
Telephone 2-4.
'    NOTICE.
Notlco la hereby given that I Intend to apply to the Licence Commissioners of the City of Ladysmith,
at thoir next regular meeting, for a
transfer of the Retail Liquor Iio*n*t-
now held by me for the premlse*.
known as the Extension Hotel, Ladysmith, B.C., from myself to John-
Lucca Domenlco Oiovando.
Ladysmith, B.C., Nov. 19, 1M7.
W/ -M-H-H-m
Instruction* given In all th. latest
Fancy Work at
Miss F. Uren
Robert* Street, Ladvainltb..
and evory renulsite
For Stylish Hair Dressing.
Dainty nnd Elaborate.
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