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ii It Is About Time *
j*   to tend Reminders to Frionds In the Old Country.
Our Stook of Plain and Fancy Kerchiefs  is complete mil
Values are bettor than over,
25c.   Each
l.'OlltS   O'H'll
GIBUS' Fancy Silk Kerchiefs,  at 10c,  15c, 20c,
BOYS' Plain and  Initial Kerchiefs, 25c, 8flc, and
LADIES' Fancy S'lk Ken hi(-ls nt 25c, 50c, 75c, S1.C0 and $1,25.
GENTS' Plain and   Pwlll Initial Silk Kerchiols, 50c, 75c and $1.00
OUR SPECIAL.—Men's Excoldn Hanks with Fancy Colored Borders
8 for 50 Coats.
EXTRA SPECIAL.— Gents' Initial Excelda Hanks, big slzo at 25c
LADIES' ond OENTS' Irish Linen Korchiofs In Fancy Boxes, -J-iloz
in a box.    From 50c to $1.50 a box.
50 Conts each.
from   12'lc to
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HOW TO 8AVE MONEY (Read this and Learn)
Ladysmith, Nov. 7, 1908
Dear Sir,—Having given all the stores in town a fair trial
I Hnd that by dealing with you I can save $5.00 a month.
You are at liberty to uso this letter and my name.
Yours truly,
^^^ M   SMITH.
Remember P
TO-DAY is tho connneneemi'nt of tho Giving Away of Tickets   for
the   Diamond Ring.
See Our Window Display.    Diamond to be given away ran lie sojii
lu the Window.    Every Dollar spenl . gives   tho
spender a chanco to win the Steel Blue Diamond.
Just received—A Fino Assortment of Christinas Jewelry In Ilk Solid Gold and Gold Filled, Some Artistic Designs in Bracelets,
Brooches, Necklets nnd Stick Pins.
We can ttivn.'W 'i-mclnl Values in Watches, Gentleman's or _ad'y's{
Hold, Gold Filled or Silver, with American Will thn in or Fine
Swiss works, and nil Fully Guaranteed.
Your Repair Work is respectfully solicited
teed.    You are always welcome to come   in   and    look over   Our
Stock, oven though you do not purchase.
Oar Stook
Is Now Complete
Coal and Wood
Coal Grates
Inspection id Invited
As Low as any on the
-0AI£, AT	
'neck and    neck with marvel.     "The
marvellous  wuy surprises alL about
iiMr. Smith." This is more than all
' ' ovor all around Mr. Sinith. It plainly means thnt you cannot got any
j way near Mr. Smith without some-
. thing surprising you. Muybe It's
Seldom Indeed has a newspaper of.true, too, but It's passing strange.
any pretension voluntarily hold it> Still it is not half so marvellous
self up tn such ridicule as did the us the fact of Rm'lph superceding hiin,-
Herald on Friday. The wide- self. 1 take It tho Herald man
awake editor of that enterprising!meant supersede, In which case lie is
journal hud giot hold of the Koote- simply tolling- us that Ralph sits all
nay Press in which ho found some over atop of himself. If lie sticks
unctiously flattering references to its to supercedo (and I have nover seen
political hero and idol, Ralph Smith, tho word)
The opportunity was too good to bo
missed, and without a thought of
tho cuiiHeipioace the wholo articlo is
reproduced with nn appropriate introduction as an odltorial.
. On tho front page, undor one v of
those bigi bluck captions affected by
tho Horuld, is lho sbarti_ announcement that Burrill and Goodovo are
elected. Tho Kootenny Press may
have boen sincere in what it hud   to
•it can only mean    that
is fulling all ovor atop     of
ists by his silvery elou,
thing was all over but
and on the very day that the Herald reproduces the articlo appears
the announcement of tho defeat of
Smith Curtis und Duncan Ross. It
is altogether too bad that a well-
meant ellort on tho part of the Herald to boost its political champion
should have been made to appear so
ludicrous by such  untoward  results.
Tho. word could, of course, be
stretched to mean change of seat, or
volte-face, ami I nm witting to admit thnt Ralph has accomplished j ler can start
that in n marvellous way. But thnt j prlzo.
can hardly le whnt.tho Herald meant
to say.     However tnke the diction-
Howlers will not forgot that today
John Pogorly gives away a three
dollar prize nt ten pins aud another
to the value of $2.50 for live pins.
John pays on the highest score compiled during the month nnd any how-
today aud  Lake the
nry for it.
"To displace or render
Is     thc meaning given,
It is rather strange that the gamo
has not taken botter than it hus in
Uulystnith.   in  Vancouver,  Victoria
say, but its worth and value as     a so thnt    wo have Ralph's own
testimonial is utterly disrecdited by
the results of the olection.
But just let us take n poop ovor
tho precious editorial. It begins:
"The energy of Mr. Ralph Smith, M,
K, is a surprise to his most intimate friends, after a bitter campaign
of ovor two months."
Now Ralph's energy may or may
not he surprising, but why in thunder is that bitter campaign dragged
into tho sentence. Whnt has it got
to do with Ralph's ullcged energy,
and hy what right is it yanked in
like that? It is an Intrusion, a rude
intrusion, antl a ruddy untruth ais
well. •
To continue. "He (that is Ralph)
left for the interior to help Duncan
Ross and Air. Smith Curtis. This is
simple and straight enough. But it
seems like an invidious distinction
to "Mister" one nnd not the other,
lt looks oven worse in a democratic
journal which has especially under
its care tho only true and genuine
labor men on oarth. Finally Ralph's
holp must have beon thrown away,
Kt least, Duncan Ross is defeated
and Sinith Curtis is out,
"With nil tho strong men in the
district, from overy part of western
Cnnudu, Mr. Sinith is one of tho
most prominent and successful."
lialph was always n phenomenon.How
ho can bo "with" nil tho strong
men, and yet bo singularly successful, may lie left to the ITernld to explain. Ralph, good man, will tako
the will for the deed.
"The thing which surprises nil
ivout    Mr. Smith is   tho   marvellous
way he   supercedes himself."      Certainly wo have hero surprise r«mnin« noas, and even converted the' Social-
journal seriously and earnestly declaring
that the surprising thing nbftut
Ralph in thc marvellous way in
which he "displaces himself or renders himself unnecessary." Poor old
Curtis is displaced, anyway.
Still upon the supersede idea, the
Herald  waxes confidential and   gets
'ht down tn its renders. "You
hear him, (Ralph, that is-), today
and his friends remark, that Is his
greatest speech yot; you hear him
to-morrow with a greater surprise."
Now this, where it isn't pure nonsense, is worse thnn mean. Why,
whon wo huve all been dragged iii,
should the remark have been taken
from us and given to Ralph's
friends. Since wo all heard him,
("you" says the Herald), why cannot we all remark. This is just the
meanness you can always expect
from a Liberal.
Then note. We nre all asked In,
nnd then meanly ivi'useri a share in
the remark. And oven after that
the Herald has gall enough to again
address us all "Yon hear tomorrow
with a greater surprise." Wo aro
not told who or what we hoar,
which is just as well, and wo submit wo hear_wilh our ears nnd not
with a greater surprise.
"His (Ralph's) chief characteristic
is his reserved power which beholds
for tho occasion." Now -we submit
that if this thing is reserved it cannot belong to Ralph. Tf the writer
hnd spoken of reserve power, tho
ease would have heen different; and
wo would have liked n little reserve
also upon tho occasion, However, let
it pass. But there is certainly need
of some superseding somewhere.
The article to which this particular screed appears by way of preface is the usual kind of thing you
find In a Orit newspaper previous to
an election. Sinith apparently broke
everything up into smithereens, shattered the arguments of tho Tories
and exposed    their    political naked
and New Wostminstor it is very popular, and it is growing in favor every day at Nanaimo. Mi'. Pogorly
has a well-found alley, warm and
comfortable, and he is arranging to
get gasoline lights, and he charges
less than any alley in tlie province.
Nanaimo has entered a team in the
telegraphic bowling league, which is
carried on in Victoria, Vancouver',
and New Westminster, and is doing
very well. There are enough of bowlers in Ladysinith to make a strong
team. All it wants is I'or somebody
to start il going and Mr. Pogorly
will do everything to make it a
entowd i mm
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Boarders, private bogrdlng hour).
Flrit Class Uble. Baden Powell St.
Firet Avenue.
0. NI0_X_N,
TO-LET...A Furnlehed bed room. Ap
ply sta. Henrjr Pollard, Sad Ave.
Ijfow is the time to lay in your
stock of winter fuel. Order
your wood right away., __>
H. Thornley
'raoNB t.
HAMM, Germany, Nov. 18. -Rescue operations to roach tbe
men entombed in the Radbod mine, whero an explosion oi lire damp
occurred yosterday morning and resulted in grout loss ot lite, have
not yet beon renewed. The authorities estimate there oro still
360 miners below ground but no "hope is entertained that they ;an
be saved. Tweuty-seven of the miners who wero taken out severely
injured are lying in the hoepitals. Tho shaft's pithond and galleries of tho mines are being walled In in an endeavor to choke the
cnsKVimvr.* mxi wctmv
Quodeve's olection waa conceded by
tbe Liberals here towards the close
of tho campaign, but tho majority is
a surprise to oven tho Conservatives. In Yule-Curiboo tho Conservatives wero not vory hopeful last eve-
New Household Furniture, including bedroom, dining room, kitchen—
1 good Iron bedstead, springs and
wool mattress; Duchess Mahogany
toilet table, chairs, washBtand, ward
robe with plate glass full length mirror, panel; good extension table, mahogany chairs; new stove (good baker).
ker,) Linoleum—2 floors; easy chnlrs
rockers, Etc,. Salo by private treaty, floods on view Friday and Sat-
urdey, Nov. 18 and 14.
Conservatives   Made Sweeping   Victories ln Vale-Cariboo and Kootonay Constituencies.
NELSON, Nov. 12.-Witb the principal  polling pluces hoard  from, A.
S! Goodeve, Conservative, is elected nlng, while the Liberals expected   g
in Kootonay by a  majority so    far good majority.    Duncan Ross'     de-
of 009, and Martin llurrell, Conser- feat by bo lurge a  majority    is    a
vative, ln    Yale Cariboo by a  ma-,surprise to both parties.    The elec-
jority so     far of 7(12.     Tho ligures tlon passed off quietly in both    rid-
are as follows; ings.
Kootonay—Goodeve,     Con.,  11,028;     Conservatives     nro wildly jubilant
Curtis, Lib., 2,114; Davidson,     So- tonight, and many messages of   con-
cialist, 1,833. gralulatton are flashing about.
Yule-Cariboo — Burrell, Con., 2,-    Ooodovo's majority exceeds that ot
607; Ross, Lib,, 1,845; Bunting, So- Gulliher, Lib.,   at tbo last election,
cialist, 804, and Burrell, who run against   Ross
The balance ot tha return!    from in 1901 and was defeated, now has
many polling places will not mnteri- a  much greater majority than    hia
ally alter    the results, as the votes opponent had in the lust election,
are not    numerous ln the remaining    Little money changed hands    here,
unheard from places. as Liberals declined to baok Curtis.
BERLIN, Nov. 13.—Chancellor Vou
liuc-low is to meet Emperor William
at Kiel next Monday. If thc chancellor and his sovereign are in agreement in the matter of future policies
and if tho chancellor is to remain in
oflice, the German people -will at
once be informed that his majesty
accepts the spirit of the declaration
made in tlie Reichstag by tho chancellor Inst Tuesday.
These statements were thnt neither
Prince Von Buelow nor any succeeding chancellor could remain in office
unless his majesty is more reserved
in his utterances.
The chancellor will take with him
to Kiel evidenco or tho feeling in the
country regarding the Emperor's independent action in matters of state.
He will set forth first that tho foreign affairs committee of the Bundes-
rath, or federal council, is firm in
the opinion formulated nt the meeting yesterday tlmt it would Jie wiser
for tho Emperor not to express his
views ulVecting the relations of the
empirewith othor countries, except
through tho responsible ministers.
Practically all tho journals of tho
empire have taken the position that
the Emperor must lie more cautious
in future. Tho Cologne Zeitung, the
most influential paper in the country, seini-offlcialiy in foreign politics, but independent respecting internal affairs, says:
"We have the right and the comprehensible desire to learn upon
what the chancellor rests bis conviction thnt the" errors committed
will not be repeated, whether < aot
he has spoken with the emperor and
wns empowered to give un explanation, the chancellor has not givon
nn answer to this quostion, and we
can only regret that the point has
not been cleared up. Reassurance
on this matter was the least that
could be expected evon by those who
do not desire strong measures of interference on charges of orgnni/a-
ti an, but only seek proof of an enduring and practical change in habits heretofore indulged In.
"IVrhups, the chancellor is not in
a position to give such explanations because owing to the absence
of the emperor ho hus not been able
to discuss tho matter with him. Wo
must speak plainly, it is incomprehensible that tho emperor apparently
regards what is happening in Berlin,
ns so unimportant that ho does not
Interrupt his journeys, hunting parties and court festivities to roturn
to tho capital. A government
the tramp has for long been a bitter spectacle to the nation, and it
was unnecessary that tho present circumstances should again afford apparent proof thnt the coherence of
tho government suffers by the uninterrupted Imperial Journeylngs.
Ladysinith und Nauuiwu Will Battle	
lor Supremacy in the Pacific        |, .Aii j
Coast League. |
Of  CHINA Jj.e
Public Notice.
I have been requested by the City Medical Officer of
Health, Dr. Frost, to forbid all public gatherings of
any kind, such as Public Meetings, Church Services,
Dances, etc., until further notice. Parents are requested t& keep their children in their own lots.
Ladysmith, Ootober 7th, 1008.
There is uo mistaking tlio keen and
gonerul interest which is being
shown iu the value tomorrow. Not
only are the teams inveterate rivals,
but the towns themselves ure each
of them jealous of their sporting
honor aad prowess, it is no wonder that the mooting of the two
teams should produce such a fever
of excitement, when almost everybody ieels tho honor uf the town to
be ut stake.
in another souse, too, history has
repeated itself in this game. Last
year the Ludysmith team hod their
only defeat, of the season to wipe
out, and thoy certainly tasted all
the sweets uf revenge. This year
tho teams ure standing even and a
win will go far towards determining
the tinal location of the cup. The
fact is fully realized in both towns,
and it adds further interest to tlio
buttle royal which will bo waged tomorrow.
Tho most important thing for the
homo pluyers to remember is that
the game will have to bo fought for
every inch of the way and every minute of the playing period. There is
no getting away from tho fact that
the champions are a strong, clever,
well-bulunced eleven, and on Sunday they will light desperately for
the points at stake. There must
be no fouling, no slackness, no letting up on tho part of the home
boys. They must start right in
from tho whistle, and avoid their
usual portion of an udverse goal in
the lirst few minutes of the game.
Let them set the pace from the beginning, and, liy all means, be prepared to moot the opening rush with
which the visitor's usually start their
The home team has most assuredly
been unlucky, but things might have
been worse. A-dnm will take thc
field, and in every respect the tonm
w 11 compare favorably with that of
Nanaimo. There is the advantage
of home grounds also, and, although
tho game will be desjieratoly contested, no doubt, the home boys
should secure the points.
Just n word to the spectators. In
game where there is so muoh at
stake, and where tlio rivalry is so
keen, there is liable to bo some hot
feelings aroused. It is to be hoped,
however, that the crowd will be f„lr
and orderly in its behaviour. Everybody wants to see a good clean
game and the best team win. Let
the players settle their own tHITer-
?nces and allow tho referee to rule
the play. Above everything, spectators are requested to keep on the
outside of the fence. Any violntlon
of tlits order will only cause the
game to be stopped.
The teams -will line up ns follows:
Goal— Hartley.
Bocks— Morrison and Christian.
Halves— Grninger,  Strang, Main.
Forwards  — McDowell,     McGuire,
Adam,  Crawford, Provins.
Goal— Rogera.
Backs— Graham, Hewitt.
Halves  — McEwan, Fanner,   Harley.
Forwards— Mitchell, Cruickshnnks,
Hooper. Hurren and niundell.
Haslett, of Vancouver, will referee
the game, and tho kick-on* is timed
for 2.30 p.m. Admission will lie
25 conts to the field, Indies and
gents, and 25 conts extru to tho
grnnd stand for gentlomen.
Impossible to Comirm Rumors of His
Death,   but   Everything
i'oints tu That.
i'EKlN, Nov. 18,— lhe Eniperor of
i liu.a was reported dead ut four
u ciuci. this alternoon, it hod however been impossible tu secure official eonmmution of this announce-,
nieut ai six u cluck this evening. His
majesty was transferred tu Uie death
chamber ut '2 o clock in the afternoon. At thut hour he was still
proa thing.
twu imperial edicts wero issued
from the palace tins ufteruoun iu
rapid suaessiun. The lirst makes
Prince Chung regeut ui the empire,
and the second uppuints his sun i'u
Wei, heir presumptive.
Simultaneously with the removal
uf the euiperur frum the winter palace to the death chamber in the forbidden city, the members uf tbe
grund council assembled in the palace. Tho dowager empress wus present at this meeting aud is roported
to have swooned.
At hall past lour this alternoon a
palace ui-.oial of high standing said
the empei'or was still alive. All tbe
government offices ure deserted aud
the palace is crowded with officials.
i'rince Chim is a brother of the
Emperor. liis name is Tsai Feng.
He succeeded to the title oi hiB father iu 18'.) 1. Ue is a lieutenant-
general fur the l'loin White banner
corps and visited Germany in 1901
us a special commissiuuer from tbo
throne. This last illness of tlie emperor assumed a serious aspect a
fortnight ago, it was then declared
that he was suffering from a grave
utestiual complaint. He has persistently refused to accept westera
medical attendance or medicines and
has been attended by Chinese physicians. There are western medical
men here uttuchod to the legations,
who have stood ready to give their
VANCOUVER, Nov. 13.—James
Luthuy wus killed aud Ed. Bilker
fatally injured yosterday iu un acei.
dent at Curdero channel, ono hundred miles north of Vuucouvar,
Twenty workmeu were engaged in
falling a huge stump whea it started rolling down hill. Many were
in its way and all but the two mentioned escuued. Luthuy's back was
NEW HAVES, Conn., Nov. 13. —
Just as he stepped from a trolley
cur in front of his homo at midnight last night, Edwin G. Linstedt,
of this city, was struck and killed by
an automobile owned by Alton Farrel, son of Franklin Farrel of Anso-
nia,  the millionaire foundryman.
Alton Farrel was chosen a presidential elector on the Republican
ticket in tho election and has been
state senator and mayor of Ansonia,
lt is said he wus driving tho ear
VANCOUVER, Nov. 13.-At tlie
annual meeting of the Senior Liberal Association, T, F. Neelands was
elected president and W. W. B. Mclnnes honorary president. Mr. Mclnnes delivered a speech and was
cheered. On rising to his feet his
first words were:
"1 wns just thinking that applause
was one of the things that fooled
at tho last election.*'
(Spoclal to the Free Press.)
Vancouver,    Nov.  13,-Resvs Goo
Rne wns today fined twenty   dollars
nnd cnrt»   for assault on Councillor
tos!"john*oAMPB__ii. jjjsp3»5a«c««t^^ fi9K»«o«o>:r'W^»o»»o?s«rr ™™™^JunTZf Mm 0"* "* v'
CALGARY, Nov. 12.--The famous
trial of D. McGllllcuddy, charged
with criminal libel of R. 0. Edwards,
the editor of the Eye-Openor," closed tonigjht With tho conviction of Ma
Gillicuddy, who was fined $100. The
jury found that the plea of justification was not sustained. It added a
rider to its verdict that the members
of the jury, as citizens of Calgary
desired to ploce on record thcir dis
approval of the obscene literature,
Illustrations and such like in the
Eye-Oponer, nnd suggested that the
paper be suppressed in case similar
stuff should be printed.
The Judge decided that each party
should pny its own costs.
Tho judge In his finding, cautioned
tho Eye-Oponer atgninst repeating objectionable literature.
The defence asked for a reverse
caae Inasmuch as the judge left to
the jury tho deckling upon justification.
TORONTO, Ont., Nov. 13.- Knox
Collogo Is to confer ti degree of B,
V. upon Rev. F. n Duval, Winnipeg, moderator of the Presbyterian
Assembly; Prof. Fleming, of Manitoba College, and others.
OTTAWA, Nov. 13.—S. T. Bastedo
who represented Canada ou the International Commission for preparation of joint fishery regulations In
Great Lakes and other boundary waters, ia tu have a meeting in Boston on Tuesday next with Prof. Jordan, tho American commissioner. It
is expected that they will bo ready
for promulgation early in the naw
•   •
SPRINGFIELD, 111.. Nov. 18. —
An Enstbound freight train on the
Wabash Railroad ran into a switch
engine nt Springfield Junction south
of this city today, killing W. N. Wil-
linms, fireman of the freight train,
and Homer E. Voile, .razil, Ind.,
a brakeman.
Toronto, Nov. 13.—Rov. F. Wills,
seventy-two yeors old, retired Methodist minister, fell nt the foot of
the stnlrs at his resldenco Inst night
and fractured both arms.
Toronto,    Nov. 18.—Hon. O. •
E. Foster has Issued writ    tor *
alleged libel against the Wind- •
sor Record. • If You Require Any
Or II You Require Any
Ui   If You Want to Buy a HOUSE,
or Sell One;   or If You   Want
Notuiy Public, .nvejraneer.
ladysmith   Standard
Published on Wednesday* ami _«tur-
dnys Afternoons by the
Robt. R. Hindmarch,
One Yoar  $1.80
mi.v Slouths       76
Advertising  Rates ou Application.
elk-would want protection tor his
corn und cattle which would mean
the loss of a good market to Canadian ranchers. The same inherent
objection tu the scheme bus tu be
faced iu regard to every colony.
More than that, the commercial
policy of every country has been
fashioned und devised to develop its
own industries and promote its
greatest prosperity. There is no
room in business, no place in commerce, lor sentiment. Canada now
ehieuy desires to ueveJop its manufacturing industries. Could she do
it and givo a preference to the old
country? These      high-sounding
phrases, in the use of which Lord
Milner and his like are so adept are
worse than useless as a basis on
which to build up' a new economic
system. We have always thought
that the "raging, tearing propaganda" wbich Chamberlain initiated,
was nothing more than a great political bhuv necessitated by the desperate straits in which the Balfour
government found itself as the result
of the Colonial Secretary's South
African * muddling. That its greatest advocatos should still continue to
cloud an issue withl mperial cant
and confuse a straight business proposition with racial sentiment, confirms us in our opinion. The proposal will not boar examination, and
nothing more madly impracticable
has ovor been advanced by the Reddest of Socialists than this scheme
to mix and meddle with the trade
and commerce of the vast Empire on
such a flimsy end fatuous pretext as
that of Imperial unity.
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There is great storo of disappoint- The home    boys havo the gumo
ment laying up for some   Club   and their lives coming.    Pluck and   sta-
tow-n in   the    Pacific Coast League. niinu turned tho trick lust   season,
Nanaimo is   satisfied,    according   to ttm|  they must  be  prepared  for   the
friend Sutherland of the Free   Press, same gruelling game un Sunday. Thu
that it has th i winning team.    Vic- town expects tluini to win und   win
toria players are    already bickering tney must or their name is Dennis.
as to what Club shall havo the hon- 	
or of storing the cap.    I have
doubt  that    Vancouver and  BcnttleYork| _0,_ndo,    the    Italian, is   to
are every whit as confident, and, of
course, there are our little selves.
We certainly come in somewhere and
for myself,' I have my eyo on top
place.   W'e shall  seo.
Ths public attention and press advertisement which English politicians
of any rank at all receive throughout Canada generally, and particularly on the coast here, must bs
very flattering to the vunity and
ambition of these visitors. Many of
them have never appeared in print
to tho extent of moro than a paragraph, and the country and the people would havo suffered no great deprivation if the whole of thom had
received the same measure. What
an agreeable change it must be for
them then, to havo thcir opinions,
which ure so summarily dismissed at
home, reported at .length in the Canadian press. How it must tickle
their vain ambitions and what kindly memories they will cherish of the
Dominion, and how they will sing its
glories at home. Rather an exception to the rule was Lord Milner.
His career makes an interesting study. For some time ho enjoyed a
great reputation, and.gave promise
of eves greater achievements. Both
promise and reputation are gone.
Lord Milner lost the latter in South
Africa, and is squandering the former in the pursuit of such a chimera
as Imperiul Unity based on imperial
preference. The calibre of the man
and his character for statesmanship
are well indicated in his assertion
that tnrirt reform, including Imperial
preference, will surely sweep tho old
country in tho next fow years.
Lord miner has not only no authority, but he has no palpable rea
sons for making such a declaration
After years of propaganda work Initiated and lod by the ablest and
least scrupulous politician of his
time, advocated and advertised by a
subsidized press, and assisted y
lavish contributions to tho party
chest, the cause has mado no headway. The Liberals swept the country at tho general election, and although thnt decision has beon reversed in some of tho bye-elections
since, it wns never on tho issuo of
Free Trade vs. Turin' Reform. So
far as present Indications go, there
is as littio likelihood of England a
bandoning hcr policy 0f free trade as
thore Is of Canada dropping hor tariff.
As a mutter of fact, tho whole
question has been confused in its Issues and obscured by not a littio
wordy cant. Thero is no necessity,
so far as we can see, for ths raising
of the cry of Imperial unity. Thero
has never beon any threat, any hint
oven, of uny of tho great self-govern
ing colonies separating from the
mother country. It is all right to
prate 0f closor ties ond tighter bonds
but history and exigence, so far,
have never disclosed any need for It,
The argument Is moro or loss a political trick to catch the unwary and
unthinking in tho fine not of sentl
"lent. If there woro need for thc
tightening of the bonds of Imperialism how Is lt going to lie accomplished by such an Impracticable
scheme ns Imperlnl preference? Are
there five men alive today with wisdom enough to draw up a scheme of
Imperial preference which would not
allennte and antagonize, rather than
draw eloser ln unity, the confederal
X Billiards and Pool £
Best Liquors and Cigirs.
Just how things are going to end
will, to a large extent, be determined on Sunday. The clubs meet on a
perfectly .even footing. If the Ladysmith trip was something in ihe nature of a knock-out, Nanaimo's tour
was sudden death. Neither team
has quite recovered their wonted conscience.. It will take this scrap or
Sunduy to restore their self-respect
Tho home club has got to show
its supporters that it has the team
to win, and that is all there is to
All tho samo it will be no easy
task. Nanaimo has got to redeem
its reputation to win back its laurels of lust season, and the boys can
bo depended on to put up a desperate strugglo. They play protty footbull and tho ground hore suits them.
iVtrns eouliln't int .luck O'Brien, al-
Hit, ;ii ihe hitter wus in no sort of
(\,n ..tion. Moir, Palmer, Ruche,
Uij^i'es—thoy huve all been easy
marks. Johnson, they say, is no
easy-mark, But how do they know.
Johnson has met no better men
than Burns, and it seems to me thut
* n , i *„,*., Kr„„T' the sporting writers have added ns
A7orfn«7,a: deipaU*CS„fr'."n,_N?! much to his reputation as they huve
taken awny from Bums;
race Hayes, the winner of thu Olym-1
pic Murnthon, in Madison Square:
Gardens. At one time there was
talk of Longboat and Shrubb being
in it, too; but, for tho presont, Indian and Englishman appear to have
been left out. Shrubb apparently
cannot get a, mntch at all. Flannu-
gan, Longboat's manager, tried to
bluff the little man the other day and
when Shrubb called it, tho big fellow tried to throttle hlm. The fact
is thnt all the runners nre very obviously 'scared of Shrubb, nnd $rct
the little fellow has shot his bolt
and is on the decline.
Two gront fistic encounters are almost duo. After yours of controversy nnd evasion, Tommy Burns is at
last signed up to moot .Tack Johnson, tho big negro bruiser, It is
strange, too, thut, as the duto of
the,fight draws nearer, Hums bo-
comes less nnd loss of n favorite.
His last fights have had something
lo do with this.      Men recall   that
The Papke-Ketchel bout will certainly be fast enough. Both men
havo a win ouch to their credit, so
that thero should be nothing in tho
quostion of confidence. Both affect
the same kind of milling, and In the
two previous meetings nn accident
decided tho result. Thut at leust is
what Ketchol and Papke both say
There are to be no accidents this
time, and on nil thnt has gono beforo, the bout should bo ono of tho
best ovor seen on the Pacific Slope.
"Evorton Now Loads English I,eu
gue," is a head line I hnve seen ir
two or throo contemporary journals
this week. Yet when 1 looked nt the
article I found that for 0 gnuues Ev
orton had scored 14 points, -while
Newcastle United had scored 14
points for 9 games. As a Newcastle man, I want to know how Everton, leads tho English League? I
might ns well soy that Ladysmith
leads tho Pacific Const Lengue.
Why have an oven
sufficient only for three
pies when "Sask-alta"
Range oven will take
four pies and other
cooking? The more
baking space you have
NORTH BEND, Ont., Nov. 11.—A
(rightful accident occurred lat* last
evening on Lake Teniiskaming, adding, a sacrifice of at least flve lives
to the already long list of shipping
casualties which has occurred in one
wuy or another on this body ol water. ,1'caterday's catastrophe occurred about six o'clock when the
boilers of the steamer Temiakaming,
owned by the Temlskaining Navigation Co., blew up as the vessel was
nearing a place known as Temiakaming Landing, on her regular trip
irom Haileybury.
From the scant details of trie accident received here, nothing ls known
as to tho exact cause of tho explosion, but flve persons are believed to
be dead and several others are injured, two of them probaibly fatally.
The steamer waa carrying passengers
and freight, when, without any warning, hsr boilers suddenly exploded,
wrecking the steamer and throwing
the passengers and crew into a. terrible panic, several being cast into
th* lake by the force of the explosion.
The scene is very remote, Temlskaining Landing being on a branch of
the C.P.K. running north from Mnt-
tawo. It Is known however, that
live mot death from the explosion
drowning, while many nre injurod. A
special train loft Mattawa to bring
the injured to that place for treatment.
So for as nscortaned the casualty
list includes McBride, a hunter from
the United States. J. Menard, fireman, dead, and fireman Bergeron,
dead. McBride Is supposed to have
been drowned.
Two men, names unknown, will
die, and at least six others are badly burned.
BERLIN, Nov. ll.-Ths Reichstag
was again crowded today wh*n the
debate on the interview wilh
peror Will am, published in the London Telegraph, Oot. 29, wa* resumed. The house listened with undl
minlshed attention while the constitutionality of Emperor William's private Interposition in the foreign affairs of the nation was discussed,
Chancellor Von Buelow and all the
ministers, including Baron Von Kid-
crlan Wascheter, the acting foreign
minister, wero presont and the
lories were crowded.
Baron Gamp, Conservative, said
he thought that the anger and bitterness shown yesterday by Herr Ue-
barmann Von Sonncnderg, th* Agrarian and antl-Somlte, was no wny to
treat such a sorrowful subject. It
was tragic, he la|d, tha» p nover-
elgn with so many admirable email-
tles, should find himself In such a
plight. His Majesty's trouble ought
rather to b* ascribed to his respon-
slble advisers, who, since the time of
Bismarck, never had lieen able to
tell His Majesty p|,|„iy h|, C0Mt|.
tutlonal duties."
The Reichstag adjourned this afternoon without having concluded the
dtbate on the interpellation* concerning th* Imperial Interview.
QUEBEC, Que., Nov. 10.—Mr. Mil-
leous, accountant of the Department
of Marine and Fisheries, was examined this afternoon by Senator Cher-
quette. Asked how long the accounts were generally Vaid by the
department after having Been received and forwarded he replied that he
was working night and day on a
statement which will be ready Thursday, and which will givo tho desired information.
Hon. M. A. Cherquotto produced a
telegram sent by Mr. Gourdoau, deputy Minister of Marine and Fisheries, to Mr. Gregory, on June 3, 1901
and which read as follows:
"Try to secure (10,00. which will
be recouped shortly."
Mr. Michael Thiboauiloau. grocer,
the next witness examined, stated
that he had . sold $7,000 worth of
groceries to the department of Marine and Fisheries from 1904 to 1907
the orders received from Mr. Gregory, and *.:.at in ordor to get spot
cash 'r-jm Mr. Gregory, ho used to
pay him five per cent, but he confessed that ho had charged little
more to the dopartment than he
would have charged to an ordinary
M. Martel, another grocer, had
sold from 1903 to 1907, (7,000
worth of groceries to the department
through Mr. Gregory, and had regularly paid Mr. Gregory flve por
cent. It was a net loss ito htm,
but ho used to givo that commission to Mr. Gregory in order to get
as many orders as possiblo, or to
increase his teude. Ho novor charged more to the Government than to
private customer.
Mr. Schmidt, genernl inspector of
everything supplied to the Deportment of Marino and Fisheries, from
Halifax to Vancouver, ono of tho
employees on the black list, confessed that ho had received from time
to time from Drolet, by his nccount
in Auiduhert, about (1,000. Ho never thought It was wrong because it
was a common practice. His salary was (1,500 a year.
At the continuation of the inquiry
into the affairs of the Marino De-
pnrtment today B. H. Gale, proprietor of the Sahle Electric Co., gave
evidence to the effect that he had
done business with the department
to tho amount of (10,000 during the
last three years. He had paid Mr.
Gregory an average of between 3}
and 3} per cent, on all transactions
with the department.
Patrick _hirphy, saloon keeper, de-
posed that ho had done stevedore
work for tho department for which
he received (8,651.48. Ho had no
dealings with Gregory, but drew all
his money through Mr. O'Dell, Gregory's grandson, who drew about 5
per cent, on all transactions.
J. B. Cole, plumber, had done bu
alness with the department during
the last three years, amounting to
(23,000. He had business connection* with a number of ofllcials nf
the Marine Department, one of which
he had paid (100.
Will Begin   n  Pledga-Slgnlng Movement-Will Alao Have Printing Establishment.
DESM01NES. Is., Nov. 12.- Ths
anti-Saloon League wlll begin a
pledge-signing movement nut year
throughout tha United States.
Dr. Ruaael, superintendent of ths
league work In New York, will have
eharg* of thl* campaign. To carry
on tha work successfully and economically the American lengue wlll
have a printing establishment in
connection with its national pearlers. This announcement was mads
yestorday to the central district associations by the national superintendent, P. A. BaScer. '*
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BRANTFOBD, Ont., Nov. 12.-J.
McGuire, a former Grand Trunk
yardman, charged with having been
responsible for recent wreck at Ht.
Vernon, In which three men were
killed, has been committed for trial
on a charge of manslaughter.
'Yes, sir," aald the pole  youthful
suitor;     "I have come to ask   for
your daughter's hand.   She is   fair
disappearance of Edna Clark, the
beautiful 19-year old art student,
from her home in Alameda on Oct.
2., closely following the departure
of Joseph F. Vincent, who acted as
a priest at the Episcopalian church
of St. Mary the Virgin in this city,
in the absence of the rector, the Rev.
Payeon Young, haa led the police
here today to link the two discoveries together in endeavoring to solve
the increasing mystery.
Convinced twelve hours ago that
they had discovered a clue in the
picture of th* Rev. Vincent and a
girl resembling Edna Clark, the police early today discovered that the
lead waB a blind one. It aided,
however, in establishing the fact
that Father Vincent was acquainted
with many women of the church
waa frequently in their1 company and
had proposed marriage to at' Ie
one of thom, although lt has been a
Pictures found in a Palo Alto pho
tograph gallery, believed to portray
Father Vincent and Miss Edna Clark
proved to he those of the minister
and Mino Gertrude postal, a member of the church at the time Vincent was the guest of Father Young.
The police nre now working on tho
theory that Vincent induced Miss
Clark to believe that he Corel for
her and after he was told to leavo
by Father Young ho persuaded the
young woman to join hlm. They reason that Miss Clark, who was a religious devotee, would be an easy
victim for a designing man posing
ns a  minister,
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PITTSBURG, Ph., Nov. 10,- Every coko worker in tho Connollsvlllo
region omployed; an appeal made for
1000 mon; employes of tho Pennsylvania road put on at time and e
half; work ordorod resumed on tho
model city of Aliquipha, and an announcement that ten glass plants In
Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia,
Maryland and lndiuna will be | ut
In operation within two weeks wero
prosperity features todny.
The shortago of coke workers wus
caused by tho failure of tho foreigners who wont homo at the beginning
of the panic, to return to fill their
old places. The railroad men nro
working ovortimewrbpniring rolling
stock and the work on tho now model town whore a (1,1,000,000 steel
plant will bo erected, was ordered by
the Jones & Laughlin Steel -Company.
The gloss plants to be opened wllh-
In two weeks are tho property of tho
National Glass Company, now In tlio
hands of a receiver. All have bcon
idle for months and the bondholders
will endeavor to purchase tho plants
at trustee's sale.
Tho National (Mass Compnny was
tho ontorprlse of whltoliny Stephenson & Company, a brokerage firm,
which fulled several mouths ago.
While tho firm owned glass plants,
thoy did not operate thein, leasing
thom instead, to underlying concorns
Tho company has outstanding bonds
of (3,500,000, c( •>■'• ■'• (000,000
aro first mortgage mid tho rest gen
oral. Threo of the plants nro up to
dato and ready for immediate operation. Tliey nre located at Cambridge, 0., Dunkirk, Ind., and Jean-
netto, Pn. Tho others, which necil
only a fow ropnlrs, are located at
Cumberland, Md., Falrmount, W. Va,
Rochester, Pa., Wellsburg, W, Va.,
Lancaster, 0., (two), and Brldgo
ST. JOHNS, Mid.. Nov. 11. •
—Complete returni from tb* •
general elections of Nov. 8, •
•how Sir Robert Bond, ths •
premier, and Sir Edward Hor* •
rls, leader of th* opposition, •
will each have eighteen support •
ws in the legislature. Th* sit- •
nation I* the most unique    In *
Newfoundland political record* • _.__,__„ „. „ .„ ..,.,
and n,.m i_ _.!._ ■____.■ HAMH7TON, Ont., Nov. 13.-II.W.
and may be tattled only by th* • DabtTwas yesterday sentence.! to
ordering of another general • three years In tho penitentiary for
•lection. ■ assaulting Constable   May  In   Sep-
I'lllVitiiiiiiiiiia tember last,
The yellow desert stretching oast-
ward from Luderits bay in German
Southwest Africa has become' a
great attraction, though a fow
months ago its monotonous sand
dunes wero hateful and depressing.
Diamonds have been found there and
new mining fever is raging. Men
are thronging where till now wild
beasts have hold undisputed sway.
The discovery was made by Germans who are building a railroad
across tho coastal desert and the
mountains and inland plains from
Ludcritz Buy to ICeetmanshoop nearly 300 miles from the Atlnntic. They
wero digging through tho sands at
Colmanshoop, about ten miles from
tbo bay, to find a solid basis for
the tracks, when they turned up a
fino diamond. Everybody said that
if one diamond originated in that region thore woro others. Wns it possible that this thirsty district was
rich in the most precious of all
stones?    So tho hunt began.
The quest has bcon splendidly rewarded and is still in progress further and further afield. The first
great fact discovered nbout tho new
diamond field wns that geologically
it has nothing In common with tho
blue volcanic earth sprinkled with
diamonds thnt choked the ancient
craters at ICimbcrley nnd has supplied tho world' with most of its
gems. Tho studios thus far seem to
favor tlie view thai tho diamond-
hearing area near Luderitz buy is
Identical with tho so,cnlled ftniziliiin
formation in Brazil, whoro tho gems
are found nol h ''"• soft blue rock
but In granite As this plutohic
rock, in Southwest Africa has slowly disintegrated It has strewn Its
contonts of diamonds over tho sands.
At last reports several thousands
of diamonds, many of them of flno
qunllty, have been collected, and
this without ap nrtlcle of systematic mining. Tho diamond-bearing
territory hns heen found to *- extend
somo miles to the north of Ludorit/.
bay. about fifty miles south of it
to Elizabeth liny and inland to Nautilus hill, about ten miles from tho
const. Prospectors supplied with
horses and provisions nre now examining the country further Inland'
on the supposition that most of tho
diamonds are among the granite
mountains bordering the send waste.
—Now York Sun.
—the less fuel you use—the less work you do.
Fuel and work are just about the main items
of expense in the kitchen. "Sask-alta"
Range saves both for you.
London, Toronto, Montr nl Wlmilpcj, Vancouver, St John, Hamilton, Ciliary
Ladysmith Hardware Co.
gcrheads for nearly a year over a
bonus of (1 a day which the publishers granted thc men iust after
the earthquake and which the publishers later sought to. discontinue.
It is reported that tho load     and
slate industries     of Wales aro reviv- OW#$X0KrW<8»»K8»638»>)C(8
Typographical unions have been
formed in the colonics of Barbadoos,
British Guinnn und Trinidad.
For tho first timo in a number of
months the shops of tho Burlington
railroad nt Burlington, la., are running on full time nnd full handed.
The law of New York forbidding
boys and girls under fourteen yoars
of age from selling newspapers on
tlio strcots between 10 p.m. imd fl
ii.in." hns gono into eflect.
An Oklahoma farmer Insists that
a mun can live on nine conts a day,
provided ho uses tho product of hls
farm. Somo mon may be able to
do that, but as a general proposition the statement Is absurd.
[Teacher of Music]
Studio in Williams' Block
The electric locomotive has its
steam brother, badly whipped as to
speed, and it only remains to build
tracks that will bear trains at ovcr
one hundred miles an hour to learn
Just whut can be expected of the
electric trains.
At the) celebrated Borlin-Zossen
speed trials in 1008 there was established the amazing 130 miles an hour
rocord—the fastet'. that any man or
man-made machine ever travelled. I.
is almost two hundred feet a second
or equal to the speed a man would
attain falling from the top of
twenty story building. It,Is a speed
so great that a deflection of one of
the rails of an eighth of an Inch is
sufficient to throw a train off tho
track, lt ls so fast that tho front
of the locomotive has to have a
great knife shield to cut the wind,
which otherwise would cheok the
•peed or crush in the front of the
A train running at this frightful
speed of 130 miles would circumnavigate the globe In a week. It
would place tho Pacific within 24
hours of the Atlantic. Will such a
thing ever come to pass? Perhaps.
A hundred years ago thirty miles an
hour was a marvelous speed; now lt
Is common. If a train can make
180 miles now experimentally, why
may not this speed be common In
tho year 20007
"Please, mum, there's a candidate
In Uw front yard wants to kiss tlie
baby." ' „	
'Tell him there's no baby,"    dl- I!!!!?1'!0" .n.nout thirteen boing   un-
I   "So you cling to thnt childish su-
rected Miss de Stylo
'1Yea, me lady."
"Don't    you dare
creature kiss Fldo."
"And    Hor-
let the horrid
Worcester, Nov, 11,—Nicholas and
Fleaclocchlo, of Leominster, charged
with second degree murder In the
killing of Paolo Prevltty on Doc. 12
last year,    wsre found gnillty    hare
lucky," said ono traveler.
"Ye*," answered tho other,
get away from It."
"But see how complotoly It Is disproved. This glorious country started with thirteen colonies."
"Very true. But I am an English,
man,"—Washington Post.
The various trades In tho building
Induatry of Jamaica, W.I., are organizing Into unions, which will Im
nflllliitod with the American Federation of Labor, whoso agents hav* ns-
During tho past two years tho United Brewery     workmen of America
havo puid     out  re that $118,000
fur strike honellls. Nevertheless tho
organization is at presont in a flourishing condition nnd growing stronger overy week.
The coopers of Edinburgh, Scot,
who nro on n strike at the present
time, have sent out an appeal to
trade unionists tbe world over, asking! them to boycott tho boer of the
brewers who will not agrco to tho
demands of the strikers.
SEALED TENDERS addressed to'
tho undersigned and endorsed "Tender for Dredging Conl Harbor," will
bo received'uutil Friday, 30th October, 1008, nt 4.30 p.m., for dredging
required at Coal Harbor, Vancouver,
Provinco of British Columbia:—
Tenders will not be considered unless mado on the form supplied, and
signed with the actual signatures of
Specification and form of tender
can bo obtained on application to
G. A. Keefer, Esq, Resident Engineer, Now Westminster, and at the •
Doportmont of Publlc Works, Ottawa. Tendors must included the towing of tho plnnt to and from tho
works. Only drodges enn ho omployed I
which are registered In Canada at
tho timo of filing of tendors. Contractors must bo ready to begin
work within twenty days after the
dato they have b)on notified of tho
acceptance of their tondor.
An nccepted cheque on a chartered
ban1-, pnynblo'tn tho ordet of the
11 iiournhlo the Minister of Public
/Works, for iniu thousand dollars ($1-
[000.00,) must bo doposited as socur-
A comparison of tho wages paid ln
the woollen mills of Italy, Franco,
England and tho United States show
tbat the wage earners In the woollen
industry of tho Unitod States receive nearly three times the pay of
Italian workers, double that of the
French, and seventy per cent moro
than the I_i(,1tsh.
A remarkable feature of the recent
Wyoming coul minors' strike v
lhat Japanese and Chinese minors
and laborers made common cause
wllh thoir Caucasian fellow-workers.
It wns probably lho first time on
record that the Orlontals and Americans stood together in a striko, at
least in this country.
About 85 per cont. of the employees of the cotton mills In Japan aro
women and girls, and they recolve,
on an average, 12} cents a day for
olevon hours' work. The men average double what tho women get.
While there are no labor unions ln
this Industry, there is prospect that,
before long, auch unions will ba
TORONTO, OiiTTnov. J2. - Addressing tho Ontnrlo Fruit Growers'
Association yesterday, Dom. Fruit
Commissioner Uuddlrk said thoro
was no a sound apple taken off tho
trees In Canada that could not lie
dollvorod In good condition in tho
Old Country, If thoy had propor facilities, ami snld at remunerative
'If Ontario fi-ult -rowers wanted
to hnvo tholr shnro of Manitoba
trado, they must send bottor stud,"
said ,I.w. Crowe, of tho Agricultural College of Guelph.
today, and Judg* Casklll sentenced j slated hi ths organization of the un-
both to *tat« prison (or lito. Ion*,
Tho wag* troubles between the publishers of San Francisco and their
typographers and mailers, are attracting tho nttentlon of those Identified with the printing trades all
over tho country. Ths employers
and tb* union men have mm at log-
'<    7    .   .,       _i
Ity. Tho cheque will bo returned   ln
case of non-ncceptance of tondor.
Tho Department doos not bind itself to accept tbo lowest or any tender.
By Ordor,
. y Secretary.
Department ol Public Works,
Ottawa, Octobor 7, 1908..
Nowspapers will not bo paid/ for
this advertisement if thev Insert   it
without authority from tho Department. -,
Transfer Notices
I hereby glvo notlco that I Intend
to make application to the Board
of Licensing Commissioners of tho
City of J Ladysmith, at their next
rogular meeting, for a transfer ol
the retail liquor license now hold by
mo in respect the Queen's Hotel,
Ladysmith, from mysolf to Bernard
Ladysmith, B. C, Oct. 1, 1008.
I horoby give notice that I intend
to mako application to the Board of
Licensing Commissioners of tho Oity
ot Ladysmith at their next regular
mooting, for n transfer of the retail
liquor llcenso hold by mo ln respect
to the premises known as the Extension Hotel, Lndysmith, B. 0.,
from myself to James Senini and
Pasin Berto.
ladysmith, B. C. October 1, 1*08
Steel Is Iron free from dirt, air I
or foreign substance fused with I
carbon..Carbon gives toughncssl
■length, kceness and life,    i a I
Thirty year's study of the razor!
situation has shown a way tor
add the highest per cent of ;
carbon to a Carbo Magnetic
razor blade throug a secret
INO giving It a uniform dla-
m ' Dhe hardiiess-some-
tklng absolutely Impossible
with flre tempered - razors,
•nd they arc Hamburg ground.V
■tit Test IhlsUNCONDITIOnV,
home-or have your barber use /
It on you.for thirty days WITH. <
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Ladysmitli Ba
World in General.
many passengers     that wero hurled strangely enough,  not    one of     the running on a  high sea close to the
from their berths was badly injured. I moved from the wreck.     The North- breakwater when a   terrific gust     of
A broken rail is said to have ..causod | western train was made up of    live Wim! swamped both craft.     He said
the accident. louuohes and a   baggage car, and all the white men managed to scramble
The train had made
minuto     stop  at  Rochester
nnd gathering     momentum
Port because tho government has not
pushed  labor measures radical     en-
-—~ x- ough to suit them.    This will be tlio
Nov. 10-The Times aKonA    t,_e the Labor [)ar(.y    Jms
its usual two
for its
run eustwurd, it had attained a
steed estimated to have been about
.twenty-five miles an hour when the
break caine.
confusion for
wcxi derailed. The wreckage caught j up the rocks. 'i'he Chinamen
fire but wus soon extinguished. Up I pealed to them for assistance,
to ten o'clock nine dead bodies have I only one of them responded,
been taken from the wreckage. j helped one of the Chinamen to
Little    Woods,  where the accident ||iior and     thon followed the     other
happened,     is a   water tank station I smugglers    yelling back.     "Wo will
1'horo was tho wildest'in tlio .lwainp    which lies north    ol i
short time after the New O.leans in ",he Mississippi Itivor
■says:     In
float night
a  friendly boxing
John Vandebeck, a  20
been in power in the Australian fu
eral parliament.     J. G. Watson, an
mier for a  short time in 1904.
RUPE'- a.
hyear-old clerk was killed by Edward other o( tho Labor ]en(lei.s
■Lynch,.an 18 year old clerk. Van
|lobeck hit Lynch several times, them
Lynch hit Vandebeck a glancing
|blow on the jaw. To his friends'
oorror, Vandebeck reeled, caught hold
Ibf the mantel, closed his eyes and
Peank to the floor. He was dead foe-
Jfore a physician arrived. Lynch
(was locked up on a technical charge _
|uf homicide.
was pro-
accident. All the sleeping passengers wcre violently jolted from their
berths, and it was thougiht nt first
that thero must have beon loss of
life, but investigation showed that
apparently no one had been even scr-
! iously injured.
SAN BARDINO, Cal., Nov. 11. -
I Death Valley and the surrounding
[.country are in the throes of a series
if carthQuakes which began threo
(weeks ago, and the most violent of
Iwhlch occurred today, causing con-
I .tarnation. Many miners and pros-
Ipectors have fled from the region.
For three weeks there have ~" been
(one or two rumibles daily.    The dis-
Jmal crags of the Funeral range seem
, to totter when a more severe shock
'comes.       Miners   were tossed from
their bunks,    camp equipment    was
scattered     about, horses and mules
stampeded,     and Immense   boulders
thrown down.
Halifax, Nov. 11.—A potltion is in
circulation in Carleton county, in
whi^h Sir Charles Hibbort Tupper is
asked to accept the representation of
that constituency in parliament in
the event of R. L. Borden deciding
to sit for Halifax county. It is per
fectly safe for whomever the Conserve
tive candidate may be.
Buffalo, Nov. 11.- Mark S. Hub-
Jbel, editor and proprietor ol the
Truth, a weekly newspaper, and one
I of the bast 'mown newspaper writers
in Buffalo, died laat night at hla
home after aa Uneaa lasting for almost a year. Mr. Hubbal waa 51
years of age.
New York, Nov. 11.—A apeclal cable from Roma to tha Sun says: An
automobile, in which Ulacomo Puccini, the composer, waa rdlng, ran
into a cart near^Lucca. It waa
overturned into a ditch and wracked
Puccini waa alightly bruised and
soaked with ditch water.
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VANCOUVER, Nov. 11.—One
railway grader was killed and
another fatally injured by a
premature blaBt on the G.T.P.
grade east of Princo Rupert inst
Saturday. The body of a the
man killed was hurled fifty feet
into the air and fell Into the
Skeena river, where it was lost.
Constantinople, Nov. 11.—The Turkish government hns given an order
In Germany for three hundred million cartridges for the Mauser rifles.
Delivery must be made in two years.
Toronto, Nov. 10.—Rov. Dr. A. C.
Courtice, formerly editor of Christian Guardian, dion yesterday aftor
an illness of three weeks. Ho leaves
a -widow and two children.
Rev. Dr. Withrow, of tho Methodist Churc1 publication Society, is
seriously ill. .	
Dublin, Nov. 12.- Sir noracePlun
Icett, formerly of tho agricultural department in Ireland, will leave hero
for the Unltod States next week on
the invitation to confer with the
committee on country life appointed
'iy President Roosevelt. Sir Horace
has for several 'years been investigating , problems similar to those
which ths cominittee will inquire
Dublin, Nov. 11 .—The council cham
' er of Dublin city hall was gutted
hy lire today and tho city hall itself
had a narrow escape from destruction. " All the paintings ln the
rooms of the chamber, many of
which wcre of historic Interest, Including the well-known picture of
Daniel O'Connell, woro destroyed by
the flames.
Toronto, Nov. 11—Mra. JohnStu-
art, of Hamilton, haa loat bar action against tha Bank of Montreal
to recover 1300,000 becauso Uie
Judges ars equally divided, two being In favor of her contention, and
two agreeing with the defence. Mr*.
Stuart nought to recover money ahe
hod depoaited with the bank as security on behalf of her hueband, her
contention being that ahe had no Independent advice which waa her right
.as a married woman. -
Milwaukee, Nov. 11— Although the
doer hunting aeoson did not begin
until today, a acore of hunters already have bean killed and two acore
wounded In Wleconsln woods this
fall. In two eases It Is reported
that men ahot ln mistake for deer,
were left to bleed to death, the careless hunter preferring to run away
nnd leave his victim rather than pay
the One for hunting ln tho closed sea-
, a     i    -—
OTTAWA, Out., Nov. 11.— R. L.
Borden, M.P., Is ln Toronto today,
nnd goes from that city to tho Sou-
thorn States for a rest until parliament opens.
 •    /
-Port Arthur, Ont., Nov. 12.-0hlef
of Police Connors, who wa* stricken
with appendicitis nbout a week ago
and who had an oporotion performed
died this morning.
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Port Arthur, Nov. 18.— Canadian
Northern   elevators  at    thla point
have already handled eleven bushels
of western grain.               t
CARACAS, Vane., Nov. 0, via
fflaneaa City, Mo., Nov. 12.—
An exploaion of powder at Dod-
aon, seven mllea southeast of
the business centre of Kansas
City thla morning, blew a Kon-
, sas City Southern passenger
train from the tracks, One
man wa* killed and 85 injured.
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OTTAWA, Nov. ll.-MaJor Lake
has decided to stay ln Canada and
to retain hla position aa fnapector
general of militia Instead, of going
to England. It is understood that
ln remaining in Canada Sir Percy
Lake will become In reality expert
adviser to the government ot Canada
In military matters and will have a
seat ln the military council.
BERLIN, Nov. 12.-Tho mooting,
which is to tako placo in Berlin today ot the foreign affairs committee
of Uie Bundosrath or Fodoral Coun
cil, Is attracting much interested
speculation. The circumstances producing the assembling of this committee, a most unusual stop, havo
given rise to the inferonce that the
meeting ls called to take somo action xo prevent Emperor William
trom pursuing an independent courso
in tho foreign affairs of the empire
as well as from publicly indicating a
personal policy differing from that of
his government.
The members of the Bavarian Wur-
temburg and Saxon delegations to
the council (the Bundesrath represents tho individual states of the
empire as „ne Reichstag represents
the German nation) arrived in Berlin. The committee has come to be
an almost forgotton feature of ...the
constitutional institutions of the
German empire, aud It is for that
reason that so much speculation attaches to tho extraordinary proceedings.     It is    understood that    the
, meeting Is called at tho instance   of
Wniemstad, Nov. 10-Prc.ldont Caa-]Dovarla     wb___   m|nU|_. ^^
tro was advised by hla phyalclanato n   V(m podowi|.   _,„ tbmetoK
go to Europe for the purpose o»_a*|      ,„, n(. tb_ ^
ting medical treatment lor the mal-, t	
ady from which he haa been suffering   LUCKY ESCAPE OF PASSENGERS.
U.  S. NOV. 25th.
NEW YORK, Nov. 10-John J.
Hayes, winner of the Marathon race
at the Olympic games in London last
summer, has signed a contract, it
announced, to meet Pietro Dorando, the Italian, who was half carried lanMS wore ft]so ordere(1 out to Llt.
half pushed across the tape in front tle Wooas u ,, reportea that the
and was diBduall- deaa and lnjurod are connned to _,„
j Northeastern passenger train. No
nns ono was Injured on the Great North-
Valley, lt is practically inaccessible either by telephone or telegraph.
The .Northeastern train was late,
and in some way was overtaken a-
bout eight o'clock by the Great Northern train from Irvington, due in
this city at 8.-10. Both were travelling on the main line. The Great
Northern dashed into the rear ot
the other train causing the wreck.
The dead and injured rescued from
the wrecked cars were laid on cushions from the trains and placed a-
longslde the tracks. A relief train
was at once despatched to the scene
of tho wreck from this city.    Ambu
if tho American,
fled because of his assistance.
The agreement    which Hayes
signed calls for practically a re-running of the event lu Madison Saunre
Gurden in this city on Wednesday.
Nov. 25, Thanksgiving evening. It
is stated thnt the full Marathon distance wlll be run. Dorando is on
his way to New York now. His brother Will bo hls manager and will
look after his training.
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 11.- Declaring that the youth of China, the
younger and more progressive element in tho nation, would in a great
revolution overthrow the present dynasty. Rev. Win. Christie, a missionary at the Christian and Mission Alliance, stated that great disturbanc-
were about due in the Celestial
Empire, and also that a war with
Japan was in contemplation.
Mr. Christie said that the object
of the revolutionary movement is to
overthrow the present dynasty, which
is hated for its conservatism, and
fonrcd for its power, and that during tho past yenr there hnd been
three attempts, each time hefore the
movement was ripe.
Tho unrest is being fostered by the
student element. China is not u-
fraid of Japan. The government is
working night and day ln the training of men for the war with Japan,
that eventually will come. All this
talk of conciliation between China
and Japan in the evont of another
war with tho western nations Is rldi.
CALGARY, Alta., Nov. 11.—E. P.
Dnvis, ICO,, counsel for McGrilllcud-
ly in tho case of McGillicuddy vs.
Mwards, gave his address to the
jury this morning entirely ignoring
the evidence whloh bad been, put in
or tlio defence. Mr. Dnvis confined
limsolf to a discussion of various
copies'of the Eye Opener, from which
ho road extracts. He claimed that
Edwnrds was a tlogohorato on accounted the publication ofthe Eye-
Oponer and because of his drunken
habits. Davis said thnt tho defence wished to kill the Eye Opener.
Ho insisted that this wns the trial
of Edwnrds. nnd the trial of McGilll
cuddy, nnd ho cnlled upon the jury
to suppress tho Eye Opener by their
After ho had concluded his address
tho Judgo intimated that ho should
direct tho jury to find n verdict of
guilty as regards the mutter of. boing libellous", but thnt he should
loavo thein to consider ns to who-
ther or not tho plen ol justification
had boen established.
Tho court then adjourned.
era train. The Great Northern
smashed through two full and two
empty coaches. Mose of those ln
the former were killed or injured.
DENVER, Col., Nov. 11— The
Nows today says: Prosldeot RooBe
volt'a anub to Gomtiers will be resented by John Mitchell, Daniel J
Keef und James Duncan, as soon as
they receive tho President's invitation to attend tlie oxecutlvo dinner
at the White House noxt Tuesday.
These threo mouthers of the Executive Council ot thc American Foder
ation of Labor have decided that
tlhoy will rofuso the invitation.
These ofllcials have decided that
if Presldont Roosevelt wnntod to do
nnythlng in tho Interest of lnbor, It
must I o done through tho American
Federation of labor, which is recognized ns the parent body of all
ions in tlio country.
* (First Report.) •
* HAMME,  Germany,   Nov. 12.   *
* —An explosion of fire dump oc- *
* currcd io the Itadbod mine this *
* morning and of     four hundred «
* men    who were working in the *
* pit at the timo,  only 36 have *
* lean brought to tho surface up *
* to the present time.     Of theso *
* all are more or less injured and #
* one has since died.     One hun- *
* dred and liity men are ontomb- *
* ed in the    shaft No. 2, all of *
* whom are believed to have lost *
* their lives. *
Second Despatch'.
Hamnic, Germany, Nov. x2.—There
was an explosion of lire damp in the
Rodbod mine this morning which
probably will result in heavy loss
of life. Already twenty-seven bodies havo been brougiht out and 300
men are still under ground in grave
Four hundred miners were working
in the pit at the time of tho disaster. About seventy have been so
fur brought to the surface. Of these
the majority are more or less Injured, and ono has since died. One hundred and fifty men uro in Shaft No.
2,nnd it is believed they are all
Rescuers are arriving from all directions und the work of getting below was at once organized.
These efforts, howovcr, wcro necessarily slow and attended with ex-
tremo difficulty. Ono of the two
shafts, together with its elevator
cage, has been completely burned
An improvised cage wns sont down
with a corps of rescuers who made
hemic efforts to roach their comrades.
At one o'clock the fire hnd made
such headway thrt the rescuers had
to be called back to irive way to tho
fire fighters, and tho flames are still
he vicinity ot the mine ls surrounded by police and the public is
not permitted to approach. Despairing scenes are being witnessed a-
mong the crowds of relatives who
have gathered outside tho police cordon,
A salvage corps armed with an apparatus to supply each man with
oxygon, is now ondenvoring to penetrate the mine. These ore tho samo
men who wont over to Courrierors,
France, In March, lDOfl, and rendered such valuable aid In that frightful disaster.
A total of thirty-five bodies havo
been brought to tho surtneo up to i
o'clock this nfternoon. Eighteen of
the men who got out nllve are severely Injurod. No hope la entertained for the 300 men still below
ground. Tho violence of tho explosion cniiaed tho walls of the galler
ios to fall in.
recently.    Whether he follows the advice or not depends upon the    progress ho makes towards recovery and Three Cars Thrown Off Trnek,
hla friends do not believe that auch]/   Strangely   Enough no Paesen
a step will be necessary. f        gers Were Badly Injured.
MELBOURNE, Alia., Nov. U.-Mr.l ROCHESTER, N. Y., Nov. 12-
Flahor, one of the Radical labor lead- Three cars of the coat bound Twen-
ers of Australia, will form the new tieth Century Limited, tho New York
Australian cabinet, The house de-Central'a fastest train, were thrown
teaWd the premier, Alfred Deakin, off the rails nt Blossom road cross-
on tho division. i '"H iust east of the city, shortly nf-
Th* Laborltos withdraw their »up-!ter three o'clock thla morning,   but
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Nov, 11.—
Six paraona wero killed and three
othera badly Injured last night when
a Union Paciflc extra freight, eaetbound, collided with un engine and
caboose at Boris, eleven miles west
of Chyenne. Thirty care were piled
lu a heap and tha entire mens of
wreckage took flre and burned fiercely.    The dead and Injured are    all
BUFFALO, Nov. 12.-A gasolino
launch towing a clinker boat, containing ton Chinamen, crossing from
Camilla, was wreckod ou the south
break wall early today, and six of
tho Chinese wcro drowned. Four
saved themselves by clainborlng upon the'breakwater wall Irom which
they wore taken by the police boat.
The six bodies have boon recovered.
That the Chinese woro deserted by
n trio of white smugglers, and left
lo'bottlo for their lives wns revenlod
this afternoon in a statement made
at the West Sonoca street pollco station by Mock tjuongi, tho oldest of
the Celestials. Quong made tha
statement to Chinese Inspector llarn-
mck in a littio time and hel|
you." The one rescued man rendered all tho assistance possible, succeeding in dragging threo others uji-
on the wall. The others wero carried out hy the waves nnd dashed a-
gainst tho rocks.
After Quong's statement was takon be wns arrested.
(Victoria  Colonist.)
E. V. Bodwell, K.C., threw
bomb into the camp of the enemy
during the progress of the case of
the E. _' N. Company vs. Fiddick
yesterday before the full court
Vonoouvor, whon he argued that the
patent in iiueslion in the ease, and
consequently all tho other patents,
were invalid becauso the provisions
of the Settlers' Rights act had not
been complied with in the proceedings prior to the issuance of the patents.
The act says thnt patents shall issue to the settlers "upon reasonable
proof" of their claim to have been
bona fide Bottlers, being presented
within the period specified b/ the enactment, and Mr, Bodwell argued
that proof entailed investigation,
and that all partieB interested should
hove been given an opportunity, of
being heard.
This view of the case mode a great
impression on the court, Mr. Justice
Clement saying thnt it seemed to
him that counsel for the E. & N.
should have had an opportunity of
being present when the claims were
being urged before the lieutennnt-
governor-in-council^ and of testing
tho proof proffered.
The point is a new one, and has
not been raiaed hitherto in the litigation, and its promulgation caused
a mild sensation. Counsel for the
province was not prepared to argue
on the subject, and as it was recognized to bo one of gravest Imports
nnce, affecting as it does everyone of
the patents issued, the court adjourned and directed that the case
be put at the bottom of the list so
that there might be ample limo for
The caso of the E. & N. vs. Fiddick Is the second of the so-called
Settlers 'Rights act cases to be pushed by the E. & N. The Settlers'
Rights act was passed to enable the
settlers in the E. & N. railway bell
who had settled upon their lands
prior to the belt passing into the
possession of the railroad to obtain
crown grants. This land wa* originally given to the Dominion, subject to existing rights oi the settlers
already there. These afterwards obtained grants from the Dominion reserving the coal rights, to which, under the homestead acts in existence
ut tbe time ot the transfer, they
would have been entitled. The Settlers' Rights act remedied this, and
some of theso lands have been proved to contain valuable coal measures.
The railroad took legal proceedings
to Set uside these grants, and first
uttacked the act in the MacGrogor
case. The privy council, however,
held that the act was intra vires of
the provincial legislature. In the
present case the railway alleges that
Fiddick was not a bona fide settler,
but that his getting the patent practically amounted to a fraud on Uie
act, and also Hint he only occupied
portion of the land.
lhe case was tried before the chief
Justice, who decided against the railway on the brood ground thnt a
crown grant was unassailable except under fradulent circumstances of
a character which are not alleged in
this cuse.
In lho appeal beforo the full court,
.Mr. Bodwell lirst devoted himself to
adducing authority showing that
where the claintant could establish
a prima facie titlo from the crown
himself, he was allowed to attack
the grant of his rival. He next
brought forwnrd the point mentioned
which resulted in the adjournment of
the case.
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Head Office
• Toronto
Capital $10,000,000  Ivcst $5,000,000-
The Jones Hotel
Gatacre Street.
A Savings Bank Department will be
found at tbe branches of (he Hank in Canada. Deposits of $1 and upwards are
received and interest is allowed at current
rates. The depositor is subject to no
delay in the withdrawal of the whole or
any portion ofthe deposit. Accounts may
bc'ojMned in tho names of two or more persons. Withdrawals to bo mad; by iny one
of tho number or by tho turmor.        ns
L. V. do GEX,
Trains teave Ladysmith
Daily nt 9 u. ni.
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunc". iy.
at 9:00, and 15:08.
For Victoria.
Trains Arrive at Ladysmith
Daily at 11:57.
Wednesday,  Saturday and Sunday
At 11:57 and 17:55
From Victoria.
D. L. Chetham
District Passenger Agent.
1102 Govornmont St. Victoria
P.O. Box ii 'Phone 44
Dealer Is All Kinda of
Heats Delivered free of charge on tbt
Shortest Notice.
j. m. mot^GAN
Teacher o( Voice Production and
Engageiuenta may be loft at tho
Standard Office.
Excellent Boarding
Ladyemith, D. t).
unraliera ol tha freight crew.      Tha
freight train got beyond control   of Jos through an interpreter,
tha brakaa    and    ran aeveral mllea snld that tho boats wcro made up of
down a  heavy grade to Uorie where ton Celestials nnd three white men.
the collision occurred.     v I Ho snld ho anil four of his country
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 11.— In   a] men went from    Toronto to Hnmil-
rour end collieion on tha Naw     Or- ton    whoro thoy     romalnod sovoral
leana and North Eastern Railway weeks, and one night aeveral weoka
near tbia city today, six are report- ago woro taken to a barn on tho
ed killed and several Injured. Canadian border.        He could    not
At 0.80 tt -waa aald that all    the sny Just whero tho barn wns located
dead and injured had not been    ro- Quong stated that the boats
antagonizing Russia's university women, Minister of Education Schwartz
haf started a suffragette movement
In the Cznr'a country that endangers
his offiolcl hoad. It was at his order thnt womon were excluded from
university lectures on scientific subjects. Organization of the Russian
Women's Union followed, and trouble has been raging ever since.
Tho suffragettes haw enlisted in
tholr campaign the wives of many
high iierson&gcs nt court. It lias
nlso leaked out thnt thoy nro mainly
responsible for the recent men student's strikes at St. Petersburg,
Moscow, Kazan, Porpat and Kleff
universities. Officialdom is furious
with tho minister for unnecossnrlly
slnrtlnir a new movement which, it
Is feared, mny yet eauSo tho p-ovcrn-
mont serious ombnrfasarrmt.
Schwartz Is so slromrly opposed to
hlirher education anions; women Hint
he siys ho prefers resignation to snr-
Hotel Cecil
Best Liquors anil Cigars.
an,d Pastry
Always Fresh on Hand.
Wedding  nnd   Party  Cakes Mad,   <o
Frulta and CojhHus ot All Kind i
Prices art)    very   reasonable.     AH
Customers treated alike.
On the Esplanade.
Ladysmith,   B.   C.
Wlll be in Ladysmith every Wednesday af the Abbotsford Hotel, Room
6. Readings and treatments,will be
given. Best of references given as
were render. TTis enforced retirement Is to work dons In Nannimo.
considered Imminent.       .'  .. ,	
Barclay & Conlin,
Frankfoit Sausage, Head
Cheese, Pickled Tripe
Ham Sausage
Liver Sausage, Blood'Pudding
Brown Bologna, Corn Beef,
Pickled Pork Hams and Bacon
Chicken and Veal and Lard.
Always on Tap at
Ryan's Butcher Shop
I hotographer
First ClaBB Photos.
8      Gallery on First  Avonuo special
1. Boy's Heavy Wool _hirts
and Drawers. Special 45c oa,
2. Ladles' Black Cashmere
Hose. Very Special, 35c a
pair or 8 pair for Jl.OO.
3. Ladies' Eider Wool Kimonos In Grey and Crimson. Special Price, S5.25.
4. A    special   consignment of
Linoleums    in very neat   do-
signs, 2 yds wide.   00c. run- '
ning yard.
5. Girls' Coats—Heavy Tweed
Coats in a very large variety
of. Patterns nl prices to suit
0. About 50 palrd ol Corsets,
in sizes 18 and 10, to cloar
at 75c. ouch.
7. Girls' Dresses—Heavy twoed
Dresses, from 75c up to ¥4.50
For Men
1. Men's Raincoats, both suitable as an Overcoat or a
Raincoat, in good shades of
Grey.    §8.50 each.
2. Men's Suits. See our Special Navy Serge Suit at $16.
It positively can't be beat.
3. Men's Ties in all the Nattiest aud Newest Designs.
Prices 25c up to 75c.
4. Men's Underwear. See our
Stock of winter weight Shirts'
and Drawers. Vory Special
line at $2.76 the suit,
5. Men's Fancy Vests.—A nice
assortment at $4.50 each.
0. Men's Shoes. As a Special
inducement wo olTer you tho
choico of all our stock at a
reduction of 10 \*er cent, for
Goods You
■1. About one dozen Comforters to be cleared out at $2.25
each.     Have the first choice.
2. Blankets: White Blankets,
from $4.50 up to $9.00; Grey
Blankets from $2.75 to $6.60
8. Furs. The cold weather is
here.. Now is the time to
secure your choice of a very
fine selection at strictly reasonable prices.
4. Ladies' Skirts in Tweed,
(Panamas and Ladies' Cloths,
from $8.50 up to $12.00.
5. Children's Bearskin Coats,
in Crimson and Brown.
0. Ladies' Underskirts. A snap
nt 85c each.
Ladies' Raincoats, $4.50 up to
— *- -—.y »v.c wiug smuggled into the United States from
Canada and which were so tightly
wedged among the rocks of t£o
breakwall, have been recovered by
the patrolmen of, the night shift of
the police tug. With ropos around
them the two men descended the
sloping wall in tho^aco of the heavy breakers and loosened the bodies
wh'ch were then landed on the wall,
Up to 0:30 this morning thero wero
in, arrests made in connection with
the smuggling of Chinamen.
Winnipeg, Nov. lS.—A1 disastrous
flre visited Spoouer, a station on
the line of the Canadian Northern
Railway between Winnipeg and Port
Arthur yesterday. The flre originated in tho Stockholm hotel. and
progressed with great rapidity and
spread to tho adjoining saloon building on tho north, and the Northern
News building 0n the south side. The
Shevlin Mathiou Lumber Co. turned
out tholr men to assist in fighting
the lire. The flre was stopped at
Weeks* hardware store. The Stockholm hotel, the saloon building and
Northern News building woro totally destroyed.     Loss about $15,000.
Dp, K||«
AU Work Ouamntewl.
The Last Week
Simon Leiser & Co.
Mrs. W. T. Wntson returned homo
Thursday morning. |
Mr. \V. K. Moore went up to .Nanaimo on Wednesday just to see how
the land  Iny j'or Sunday.
Mr. IT. Peovnr    was n  visitor   to
Nanaimo on Wednesday.
|   Tho intended meeting     of tho   Ancient Order of Foresters on Nov. 17,
is postponed until  further notice.
,T.  A.  KNIGHT,
Sec. pro tern.
Mr. J. M. Morgan, of Victoria was
in town on Wednesday.
Cooked Hums
Dig Store.
a Specialty   nt   the
Mr. Tom. Lewis got back    from
trip to Victoria on Wednesday.
I S. Leiser _ Co. Wide Taffeta Rlb-
. bon at 2 yards for 25c. Can't bo
beat. X
Mayor Planta
town yesterday.
of Nanaimo, was in
Mr. Merchant, Inspector of Customs, nflor three days in the^ town,
loft on the Victoria train yesterday.
Mr. fl. Dixon, nf Nanaimo, was
town yesterday morning.
Tho Nov. Sir. and    Mrs, Wilkinson
i-eturned home yesterday morning.
Mr   H. Kny paid n viclt to   Wellington yesterday returning todny.
Mr. Badcock wont
ia this morning.
down to Victor-
Mrs. Christie went up to Nanaimo
on the noon train yostorday.
Mr.  .1. M
to Victoria
Morgan returned   horn
this morning.
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Mr. ,1. W.   Coburn returned from
business trip to Victoria yesterday.
Try the Big Storo for Hums
Bacon, smoked and unmnokod.
1001b sucks of fine nienly potatoes
at Simon Lelser's at ¥1.00 per sack.
best on the market.
—S. Leiser & Co.
50 cents a pair
Tho wedding of Mr. S. T. Colo
Jackman, of Ladysmith and .Miss
Joslo Roy, recently of Chatham, Ontario, wns solemnized in Nanaimo
during the week.
Corsets for stout Ladies, a specialty.    At <S. Leiser _ Co. X
•A brand now store with a brand
new sidewalk leading into it. No
wonder that Messrs. Welters & Akenhead are busy.
Mr. T. Oemmell, of Extension was
in town this morning.
Messrs. R. Bryden nnd F. Little,
came up from Victoria during the
la fact everything to
keep out the cold
Give us a call and we
guarantee to satisfy
your wants
Mayor Plnntn, of Nanaimo, haf
announced thnt ho will not seek reelection this next yenr. Aid. Barlow
and ex-Alderman Hodgson aro out
for the Mayoral seat and there
ought to be a pretty contest.
You may have your own opinion
about the worth and value of a real
live Grand Duke; but Winch's Orand
ftuke Cigar is class all over and
right through. It is the best amok*
in town, ls made In town and hat
flrat call in town. XX
Choir is being funned with Mr. Morgan to conduct it, nnd with such a
hoppy chjico of officers as hns been
I made, success, early and complete,
may bo predicted for it too.
Ladies' Black Llama Hose — the
There Is one good thing to be got
in Victoria. That is Winch's Orand
Duke Cigar which ie on sale at Wes-
terndale Railway Cigar Store, opposite the E. _ N. Station, at the
James' Bay Cigar Store, opposite
the C. P. R. Hotol, and at the Hub
Cigar Store on Government Street,
run by Dave Lewis and Jesse Evans. XX
Threo now arrivals In town hnvo
been registered dining tho week. Tho
ilrst comer was a Miss Sutherland,
tho socond a Miss Mclemsoy, and the
third n Master Aitken. Mothers nnd
bnbies nre doing fine and the fathers
are just breaking out In smilos.
The "Times" the othor dny published a cartoon, which, so far as it
was intelligible, represented Duncan
Ross chasing Attorney Genernl Bow-
ser off tho earth. Tho impetuous
Duncan Ross seems to have slipped
after his quarry.- At any rate Ross
Is down^and out and Mr. Bowsor
still exists for the Times.
It would be interesting to know
what poor Smith Curtis thinks of
Ralph Smith ns an olection spell-bln-
dcr. Thero is surely something out
of joint. It may not have beon that
Ralph's quid was not as good
Curtis' quo, but a disappointed man
could be pardoned if hc hinted as
Is British Columbia to bo regarded
as the homo of the wild and woolly
or as the abode of the wise and
wary. All that It hns left of tho
solid seven aro Smith and Sloan,
and it was a near thing for Billy
going beck by his lonesome. The
"Times" -will lie cursing thc Fate
that cast its lot turning such a bunch
of stupids and lngrates.
Tliese Suits have stood
the test—Ihe boys are for
them.   Popular Prices
$3.75 to $7.50
"Lion Brand" Pants
start at 50c. upwards.
Derby and Empress Shoe
rnot'i TABLE
States of    Vermont and New   York
Arranging Celebration of Discovery of Lake Champlain.
MONTHBLIER, Vt., Nov. 18.-
The commissions representing tbe
state of Vermont and New York are
arranging for the celebration of the
tercentennial anniversary of the discovery of Lake Champlain and the
surrounding territory, no.w forming
part of the two states and of tho
province of Quebec, and huve decided
upon the dates on which the observance will be held. The opening
day of the celebration, Sunday, July
24, has been arranged, to consist
largely of religious service, nnd will
lie general throughout New York,
Vermont and Quebec. On Monday,
tho real opening day of the observance. Crown Point, N.Y., will bo the
headgunrters, on Tuesday Ticonder-
aga, N.Y., nnd on Wednesday Platts-
burg will be the scene of tho closing
celebrations in New York state.
Shifting into Vermont on Thursday, tho mnin observances of that
dny-will bo hold in Burlington and
the celebration will be continued in
Isle Lnmotto on Friday. Saturday,
like the opening dato, will be i
tured in general observances.
OTTAWA, Nov. ia.—Notices have
been posted all over tho interior department thretajfcening instant dismissal to any civil servants speculating in veteran land grants. These
transactions had liccomo almost an
open scandal. One civil servant discovered thut a South African veteran was ill '-in the hospital and hard
up. This one had asked the department for $160 instead of land warrants awarded because he wanted the
Entiro Stock to Qo.
For bargains in watches,chains,
brooches, pins and rings,, you
havo a choice of a life timo.
For tlio noxt 30 days you can
get the highest quality Jewelry
nt your own price—ns everything
must go.
Jewelry Storo 1st Avenue
Ladysmith,   B.  0.
| Come and    |
Inspect    jj!
my Stock of Latest Stylos In
Wall Papers
Picture  Framing   a Spoclalty.
High Street.
and Oilcloth
WELLESLEY, Ont., Nov. 18.— A
young woman named Forrester, was
badly mangled by a vicious bull
dog on her father's farm about four
miles from here. The animal had
been tied up but got loose and at
tacked the girl in the woods. Her
muscles are torn and the flesh
badly lacerated, but Miss Forrester
will recover unless blood poisoning
sets in.
Moncton, N.B., Nov. 18.-Two
thousand employes of the Intercolonial railway resident In
Moncton, nro to ask tho minister of railways for lenvo to on-
'ter civic politics.
Lunch Counter
Pickled Pigs' Feet
Clam Chowder
Mulligan Stew §
On Tap for Pay Dny nml after    o
Pay Day 5j
W. E. MOORE, Proprietor      §
Full Line of
and Tobacco
Choice Selection of English
H. HUGHES, lst Avenue
Pay Day
Bis j Sks
Children's Clothing
and Gents Furnishings
AH At Bargain Prices
John Thomas
How can we afford to be
without one of those brge
roomy Chester Drawers
or Chiffonier8--when we
can get them right here
in our oity for $12.00,
$16.50 and $20.00, with
or without Mirror at
Furniture Store
'Phone 1-3, First Avenue.
man street.
Standard readers will notice that
P. S. Noot, the Gntiici" street jowolor, commences his big Christmas sale
I to-day. Mr. Noot has laid In
largo stock of jewellery, of overy
variety and design. He has also put
up a beautiful diamond ring,   to bo
"Colonist." If thero is anything in
the old Latin reasoning, post hoc,
propter hoc, the Times can blamo itself for tho Upper Country results.
Rango. Apply W. It.
Small    Steel
Smith,   Con-
Mr. Colin Campbell, with the assistance of Martin o'Krion, has completed tho sidewalk in front of Messrs. Walters & Akenhend's now storo
It Is a good job and executed with
that despatch which hus mado Martin famous. Charlie und Will are
greatly pleased with It, nnd they are
all smiling and infectious good humor.
Ws cannot say who will b* elected
on the 26th; but (here il any amount of money to bet that the
Grand Duke Cigar will beat the oom-
bined vote of all Its rivals to the
constituency. Smoke the winning
cigar even if you do bank on the
losing candidate. XX
Mr. John Ryan has reason to believe that statements are being circulated to the effect that he ha* raised the price of moat in his store,
Mr. Ryan wishes to give this report
an emphatic denial. Ite hu net
raised his prices, and neither ln
weight, quality, nor price is he
afraid of any competition. He Is
selling every variety of sausage at
15 conts a pound, and he asks nothing moro than a fair trial aod
square dealing.
Nanaimo has caught a big must
cal craze Just at present. In add!
tion to bands and orchestras, and
church choirs there Is Mr. Morgan's
Male Voice Choir which has achieved splendid success.   Now a  Ladies'
drawn for on Now Years' Eve. Ono
ticket is given away with every dollar's worth of goods purchased, sc
that overy purchaser gets one or
moro chancos to win the ring. Tho
sale commences tonight and goos on
until New Years' Evo.
Teeumseh, Ont., Nov. 18.—P. Hen-
nin, sectlonman, was struck and Instantly killed this morning by tho
Wabash passenger train.
Loft   Fortune   of $100,000   Shortly
After Ho Swears in as Recruit
in tho U. S. Marines.
CHICAGO, III., Nov. 13.-Anhour
after James L. Dixon was sworn in
as a recruit in the U.S. Marine
corps yosterday, his fathor died and
left him $100,000. Dixon said ho
would "stick for the big show," and
prepared to go to the marine barracks in Washington, D.C., just as
if he had never heard of the S100,-
•A. C. Dixon, tho father, wns a mer
chant tailor at San Francisco, whero
ho died.
BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 13. - Tho
bodies of tho two Chinninon whoso
lives wero lost by tho wrecking of a
Sale of    Household    Furniture   by
Prlvato Troaty.
(Below Roman Catholic Churoh.)
Goods on viow ■Friday. Nov. 13th,
and Saturday, Nov. Mth. during tho
whole of days.	
Sash Pins
Cuff Buttons
Stick Fins
Knight's Book Store
Gome and Make Tour
Selection—new stock
fresh in.
J. E. Smith,    Roberts Street
When we take the
agency for any particular line of shoes,
we try and get lines
that have a reputation. That is why we
have the exclusive
agency for the
Celebrated English
"K" Boot
The Liberty Shoe
Slater's Bggle Shoe
The OlasBio Shoe
For Childien
And Our Celebrated
Special Made English
Kip Miners'Pit Boot.
Oome in and see our new
$3.50 Fit Boot.
Better Than Ever
Flour and Feed which
will be sold at the lowest
market prices.
Bread Flour from $1.75
and up.
Pie Flour from $1.60
and up.
Our Groceries are all
fresh" and clean and our
Prices are right.
Phone No. 4
House Repairing w Mist
Boise BuHdlDf aid Geicril
carpenter Work.__>>
7tK   M O'BRIAN   $:
Just Arrived
Call and See Them
Terms to Suit all Buyers
Ledjsmitb Pharmacy.
Just Arrived
The Bev. R. A. Heath Is leaving
town, and is soiling oil his household effects. No reasonable offer
will be refused and the furniture and
goods can be Inspected at any time.
Blocks of land, near Ladysmith,
from 5 to 10 acres. For particulars
apply to C. Gardner. slS-lu
o . .j.
FOR SALE—A house on the cornor
of Mothucn and Third Ave, Six
rooms and pantry, half a lot, cultivated, with fruit trees. Apply nn
A New Line of
Novelties and
Fancy Goods at
Right   Pmcbh.
NlcKelvie Bros.
*ri"l'l IHM II11-I'H"I">>'M'
floitfl two •.V.Miimiw, iwU-
age, Un » rmiynl iuybi",ii-
iltlillyl limniti'il l>cii,kl|>i
"Cnnnirv nml hiiImnIi ii
llnnuw." In" «f IIHO'IH',
inn, vuliitililo nml |i-mi-ii-
dillitriiriiHiliiii li o
I    NEW
Baby Pillow Covers
Tinted Lawn Cushion
Jin Cushion Covers
> Whisk Holders
Brush and Comb Cases
.   etc.
jMiss Urrn
"Nil VI', l.C.
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