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Array ^leislative Asse^
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Wo have secured the Sole "Agency in Ladysmith for the following
lines, and consider these ate the best on the Market.
Dragon   Tea, 50c a pound;   5 pound
box  93.-213
Deckajulle Tea;   one price, 50c a IT*.
Ono Quality—Tho Best.
Hakwana Tea—Unequalled In Quality—50c a pound.
Blair & Adam's Special Tea—35c. a
Empress Coffee—Fresh ground—50c. a
Blair & Adam's Special ColTce—Frcsh
ground—35c. a pound.
Blair & Adam's Laundry  Soap, — 4
bars for   00c
Ctossages  English Telesptph    Soap—
-.01 bars for ....'..  Sl.OO
Empress Jams — In 2 pound   Glass
Jars, 35c.    All fresh fruits.
Ashcroft Potatoes   Si.75 a sack
Walk-Over Shoes for men;   St. Regis
Shoes for women;   Amherst School
Shoes for boys nnd girls;
Stanftold's    Unshrinkable   Underwear
for men.
BATTLE OF      *
Conncil Tulles Si 'ewalks und City Improvements an-l
Passes the Revenue Tax By-Law.
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Tho fifth regular meeting   of    tho AM. Brown, and, he hail liitoniled   to
City Council waB held in tho Counoll issue instructions for a ditch   to    be
chambers on Monday ovonlna.   May- cut to    drain oil   the swamp which
or -Nicholson presided, and thore wcro A1<1. McKinnell had reported.   Enier-
'prosent   Aid.    Campbell,    Haworth, gencies such as theso hud always   to
'Brown, McKinnell and Matheson. he provided furr The matter    then
I   A communication   was   read from Ar"p}'e'};      „ ,.
'tho secretary of the Canadian Union ™e ^&l.\^_P__* >"t'>.    com-
!ol Municipalities.    Tho letter pointed mittee, with AM. Matheson in    the
out the necessity    of Municipalities *a"'- tu''J-h° consideration   of   tho
l-boing    bound    together in order to liovonu<! , Tax By-law-.    Tlio by-law
'conserve their interests against land *™s <Mrrl,0<1 'nits entirety without a
and    railway   speculators and fran- clause being altered or amended, and
ehiso grabbers.    The entrance fee for formerly read a third .tune,
a population ol 3,060 was ten    dol- A,Hnd°r *-he head of   New Business,
lars.    On the understanding that the AliA Haworth referred to the    sub-
corporation already belonged to   the. ft0* S'.'.?2°?.lrI°ilshiS:    Sc*mg
Union    of B. C. Municipalities,   the
• JOl4\,*lA.I_,A,4*l»* -.m.m.t
Watch This Spaced
Is Slashing Prices
We aro now- through Stock-Taking'
and havo numerous articles which we -
must dispose ol at ridiculously Low i
Prices, ln ordor to make room for
New floods.
Big Reduction
25. Per Cont. Discount During
February on
Ijndies' Hand Dags,
Purses, Etc.,
Cut Class,
Tea Sots, Etc., Etc.
Ws can fill any bill of Oeneral und
Household Hardware, Enamelled
Wars, Sporting Ooods, Crockery und
Glass Wore, etc., and, of - course,
not necessary to mention, tho Finest
Stovss and Ranges In existence.
Tou may be
Sorry for it,
t+^-H-r-rtm***-* **♦ 4 ♦ H ♦ *
The Portsmouth division of
home fleet u tow dais ago carried
out a test inobilimtiou with sum
dispatch that, aftofI the lapse of au
hour from tho sound ol the buglo,
thcshlps of tho division had their
full crews on board, and were ready
for active service.
j In this short period nearly 4,000
i mon ware moved from shore estab
'llshmeats to ship, despite the    fact
Phone 7-0,
communication was ordered filed
Accounts to the amount of 818.37
were referred to tho Financo Commit
tee to be paid if found correct.
Mayor Nicholson said the Street
Committee had no report to make.
Aid. Haworth drew attont.on to
the state of First Avenue just bolow
Bicklo's store. Tho road ought to
'be attended to at onco. A big ditoh
had been washed out by the recent
rains, and a team could easily bo
upset in it.
Aid. Campbell stated that ho had
been talking to Mr. -Chris Stevens.
Tho latter hnd told him that he
would soon bo leaving town again
for the north, and before ho loft ho
would like to have the sidewalk in
front of tho Steven's block fixed. He
was ready to lower the bottom floors
of the building if tho city would alter the sidewalk. The thing as it
stood, said Aid. Campbell, was not
only an eyesore, but a grave danger
to anybody using it, especially in the
night timo. There was also the verandah in front of Mr. Simpson's office. There had been lots of complaints about it, and it ought also
to be taken away.
Aid. McKinnell thought it would be
{well before ..they commenced doing
these odds and ends of street work
j to ascertain Just how much thoy
would have to spend for this pur-
Ipose. Then thoy could go ovor the
city and allocate tho money fulrh-
botwecn tho different wards. They
wore all aware that thero was not
much money available for street
work, and if they began in this way
they might exhaust all their funds
'before they found out whore improve,
ments were most needed. Around his
own place there was a regular swamp
and tho wuter was deep enough almost for children to get drowned in.
Aid. Campbell argued that it would
cost very little to fix tho sidewalk
to which ho hud referred. It was
dungerous and an accident would cost
the city more than what it could be
put right for. Also, Mr. and Mrs.
Stevens wanted it done 'before tliey
left town.
Mayor Nicholson said it'would no
an awkward job, and perhaps tho
owners would do tho wholo thing
AW. Mutheson thought that tho
peoplo who built tho sidewalk as it
was woro tlio people who ought now
to fix lt. If they wtuited to lowor
-^ the sidewalk tliey ought to bo given
-permission to do so.
AW. Campbell — Do you considor
that sidewalk safe for ti-ultic as it
is?    . v
Aid. Matheson said ho did not. Neither did he think it fair for the peoplo to go to work and build a trap
like that, and then look to tho city
to put it right. Certainly il they
would not lower the sidewalk, tho
city would have to do lt.
Mayor Nicholson said the Council
could grant the people permission to
that over a  thousand had to put in1'0"?1- »•» sidswalk.    It would   have
„   ...... _„. v to ho done in conjunction   with tho
VANCOUVER, Fob. 18.—Two Jap-
aness who entered British Columbia
last week In defiance ot the Natal
Act and who were arrested this morn
ing, were fined 1500 each and sentenced to twelve months ln Jail with
release il they gave sureties that
they would leave the country immediately.
The Magistrate of New Westminster
declared hs was forced to be governed hy ths new law.
Robt. Caesody, K.C., for the pro.
vlnclal government, and 1). O. McDonnell lor the prisoners. The Japanese "Consul, Yada was present.
McDonnell this afternoon will Institute habeas corpus proceedings in
[Vancouver to secure thc releaso of
the Japs.
i.       • *—- .w-4-*  i   ...        .   : I .,'   ,
two mile march,
Fifty-two ships in all were mobil
lzed; this number included three battleships, ten cruisers, twenty-three
destroyers, with their depot ship,
the llecla, five torpedo boats, anl
Ave submarines and their depot ship
tho Bonaventure.
EacL ship already had its three-
fifths crow on board (being in com-,
mission as a "nucleoid"), its bunkers filled with coal, and all stores on
board. Tbe signal for the remaining two fifths to Join as individual.,
are directed In the monthly mobiliz-
ing lists, and was mode at 8 o'clock
in the morning.
Thirteen hundred officers and men
in the Royal Naval Barracks got u
way with their baggago in tho extraordinarily short time ol 3J minutes.
and officers and men were mobollzo-1
At the torpedo school five hundred
men, and 600 men eaoh from the
Royal Marine Artillery and the Marine Light Infantry barracks.
The commander-iu-chtel, Admiral
Bosanquot, inspscted ths ships between D and 10, and at 10.15 the
demobilising order wss given,
ho done in conjunction
lowering of tho doors, and tho cost
would <be so trilling that it would
novor be quarrelled about.
Aid. Campbell said the city could
at least mako a deal with the people whereby it could arrange to pay
the oxponses of lowering the sidewalk.
Mayor Nicholson suggested that if
the Council were satisfied, permission
could be granted (or tho lowering of
the sidewalk and meantime some of
the aldermen could seo Mr., and Mrs-
Stevens and find out what terms
would be agreeablo to them.
AW. McKinnell again said that he
was opposed to any work being dono
until their plan ami-scale of Improvements for tho whole city had boen
drawn out and agreed upon.
Aid. Brown considered tho remarks
of Aid. McKinnell very reasonable.
Thero were lots of streets and avenues that needed to be attended to
before they thought of sidewalks. In
theso streets, if a person wanted a
sidewalk, he laid it down himself,
and why not thoso people?    lt   had
At the gunnery school one thous- been Oatacre Street all tho timo for
the last three years
Mayor Nicholson said they had to
consider that these peoplo contributed largely in taxes and tho sidowalks
they had had boen laid down by private subscription. He thought the
people thero wore entitled to some
Aid. Oampbol, said there was also
the question of traffic.    It was    the
direct road to the depot and   ought
•B'' to be put In bettor shape
the Council had gone so far7as to
engage a man to canvass tho city,
would it not be ns well to inquire
from other cities of tho size of Ladysmith who had lighting systems,
how they were operated and ut what
cost to the consumer ?   tiiA
Aid. McKinnell thought that before
they did that it would be bettor to
wait until-they had tho report from
the. oity constable. It was no good
getting information of that kind if
tho people did not want lights.
Tho meeting then adjourned.
balance crews marched back lo bar-l   Aid. Matheson said there was
raoki with their    kits, or proceeded doubt the sidewalk wanted fixing. He
h» Uimni. also agreed that there was a lot  ol
ny inuncn. ! traffic on It.    Still at tho same time,
for business reasons alone, it would
I pay theso people to fix'it. If thoy
didn't,-then it would be up to the
Council. A large building just across
'the street had been lowered and the
'sidewalk fixed, snd nothing asked
—'"- from the Council.
Johnstown,     Pn„ Fob. 18— Work     Mayor Nicholson, replying to   Aid-
was resumod ln the Bessemer depart- •™cn McNeil and Brown said  It
..■..„    .■   c„. - - would bo necessary at times to spend
ment of tho Cambria Steel Company ft ,ew   doI,ars    on emergency work.
yesterday giving employment to 2,- For example a drain had been   cut
000 me*. on Kitchener street on the report ol
The test was deemed most sntlslar
torjr. s
 * !	
WORK FOR 2,000.
Railway   (Projected From  Cranberry
Wstrict to Oyster Harbor,
Tho cheery optimism of the professional gentlemen on the Nanaimo
journals is simply amazing, and it is
the biggest pity in the -world that
they cannot shod some of it over the
raven-hucd croakers of this city. In
circumstances which would havo
drowned Mark Taploy, Dickens' famous character whose happiness and
good temper only increased the moro
strictly ho found himself up against
it, theso wiolders of a facile |>on are
simply bubbling ovor with pride in
their city and Hope in its future,
Shakespeare's mon who found sermons in stones and -books in- miming
brooks is not in their class. Anything is made to serve as a jiog on
-which to hang a glowing prophecy of
their city's glorious future. Even an
advertisement in a rival journal is
seized upon and turned into, their
current phrnso of hope and optimism.
Thus in a double column bracket,
under a heavy typed caption, the following appeared in Saturday's Freo
A project to build u short line of
railway to tap tho coal properties
situated in the Cranberry district,
near Nanaimo, is being organized,
and application for a chnrter is to
be made to the legislature during tho
present session.
'■The length of the road will bo
about twelve miles, and permission
will be asked in tho charter tc. make
it either narrow or broad ffaugo, and
to operate either by steam or electric system. In view of possible con-*
ncctions with the Island system of
railways, the chances are that the
standard gauge will bo adopted.
"Tlio road, while destined primarily for tho development of conl properties, will probably equip for doing a general freight nnd passenger
It 1b all true, every word of it.
but there are one or two facts of importance omitted. The first is that
tho railway is to run SOUTH easterly, which won't take it to Nanaimo.
The second Is that t is to terminate
at a point situate on Oyster Harbor
which is, or was. somewhere round
ladysmith. With these facts understood, tho article Is all right, and Is
published, with proper acknowledgements to the writer, In the Standard.
The same writer, in the same journal, on the same day, waxed most
enthusiastic over thc spurting record
of his city. Hero he was on firm
ground, Nanaimo has certainly a
record In many branches af sport of
which many a bigger oity woukl bo
proud, and she Is still going strong.
All the same, while perfectly willing
to make ull these admissions, there
are others, and the writer makes at
least ono surprising statement, Ho
says; •"The Nnnalmo United, the
pride of tho city, a tonm that has
not met defeat mice this season, Is
in Victoria playing lho formidable
Y.H.O.'A. team of thnt placo. Tho
Nanaimo Juniors play the Victoria
Juniors here, ami thc Nanaimo Intermediates, to whom the Island
championship Is conceded, nro playing the Victoria Intermediates here."
Nanaimo United is certainly a
loam that any town might be proud
of, although, of courso, the championship hns not been settled yot.
But who hns conceded tho championship to Nanaimo Intermedintes? At
presont thoy have tlie same numlwr
of points ns Victoria West, with one
more match played. Thsy hnvo ono
more point than Ijidysmith, but tho
locals havo a game In hand. If tnore
are to lie any gifts or concessions
just nt present, let tho title lie handed over to tho presont holders, Victoria West. * As it Is. while tho latter are standing best, tho competition is still open onough to bo interesting.        N
The laundry geta tha clothes    each
And bringe them back agsln.
Hy mamma says they mangle them.
Why don't tha clothes complain?
Island Association Rules Thut Mainland Men May Compote In
tho Island League,
The Vancouver Island Football Association has declared that Mainland players, oven if thoy have played in tho qualifying rounds of 'the
li. C. Cup on the Mainland, arc eligible to assist tennis competing in
tho Island 'League. The ruling is exactly whnt wus oxpeefcod in local
football circles; but it is none tho
less, so far as island football Is concerned, a regrettable one.
Tho meeting was culled upon the
initiative of tbo local club, and tho
grounds on which they have bused
thoir arguments, have beon more
Uian once outlined in the columns of
tho Stundard.
Secretary W. 0, Simpson ropJXJBen-
ted the club at tho mooting of the
Association, which was Imkl in Victoria on Saturday evening, and practically lie found himself alone in a
hostile camp, Nanaimo, Y.M.C.A.,
und J.B.'A.A. clubs nre all availing
themselves of the services of Mainland players, and it was not to he
expected that their representatives
would roudily or willingly repudiate
the action of their respective clubs.
The Esquimalt delegate, after listening to Mr. Simpson's arguments, con
ceded that they carried a great, deal
of weight, but the vote of the meeting was against tho position taken
up by the Ladysmith club's executive.
Mr. Simpson gained what he considered to be one point, lie asked
what tho association would do if he
could adduce proof that a Mainland
player hud been induced to join, an
Island club by a promise of employment. President Brown replied that
he thought hc could givo a guarantee that the Association on such
proof would  professionalize the man.
The Association might do this, but
on what grounds it is very difficult
to say. More than that tho thing
can be dono right along, but in such
a manner that it cannot be proved.
Moreover, if thero is one thing certain, and thero is the -whole past experience of football to prove it, it
is that under such conditions there
is sure to be poaching of players.
Finally, so fur ns this point goes,
there te no necessity for this kind of
poaching. Thoro is nothing in tho
constitution to prevent a club openly engaging players from the Mainland so long as tho latter are willing
to give their services. This is tho
position tho Liudysmith club has nl-
waiys tukon up, and, now thut the
Association has decidod that these
players are eligible, the Club will
bring in such help as it needs. There
is an end to a pure Island competition, and the Vancouver Island Football league will exist only in name
The position takon up by President
Brown and tho other club delegates,
is that the competition bore, and on
the Mainland are distinct and separate events. So also they claim are
the Associations. But the Island Association is affiliated with the B. C.
F, A. and both of thom with tho
English Footbull Association. This,
of course, makes the latter association the final court of appeal und naturally brings nil competitions within its rulings.
Thus, iu duo sequence arises tho
question of tho competitions themselves, President Brown and the
othor delegates claim thut tho League on tho Island is altogether distinct from the competition on the
Mainland. If this weiv so then, of
necessity, thero would have to be a
distinct and separate competition for
tho IJ. C. Championship; Hut thero
Isn't such a thing. The Premier
team in the Island Loag-uo meets tho
winning team tn tho Mainland Cup-
lie series. ' How is it possible therefore, to regard the whole thing as
other than one und the sumo competition, in which the games here and
tlie games on tho Mainland are to bo
regarded ns qualifying stages ?
However, tho Island Association
havo decided otherwise, and, in so
doing, havo passed the question up
to the B.C.F.A. authorities. What
action the latter will take is. of
course, known only to themselves,
but it is hardly Mttly thnt thay will
allow this ruling to go unchallenged.
In a certain eventuality their course
will be clear. Supposing a club to
win the championship hero with tlio
aid of men who hud also appeared
with Mainland clubs in the qualify?
ing rounds of tho cup there, they
will be acting within their powers in
barring such players from taking
part in the final game for the B. C.
Is Wrecked    on     Island in Euclataw
ltnpids with Husband and ls He-
ported Browned.   Marooned
For Two Days.
Some time ago a despatch was pub
lishod in these columns recording thc
death of a Mr. and Mrs. Ashman in
tho Euclataw ltapids. Tho Mrs. Ashman, who was referred to, it afterwards transp'rod, was Miss Mary
Stewart, a former Nanaimo girl, and
daughter of Duncan Stewart, of Milton Streot.
Today the welconio nows comes to
hand that Mrs. Ashman was not
drowned after all, Thoir small bont
was wrecked all right, but Mr. nnd
Mrs. Ashman wero able to mako tho
small Island in the rapids, whore tho
boat struck. They remained thoro
two days boforo relief parties got
thom off, according to news brought
on the Cassiar, which reached Vancouvor on Sunday.
.Senior and Junior Elevens .Will Trays!    to Victoria     to Fulfill
Their League Fixtures.
LaUysiaith will have two teams
out ou Suturduy. Tlie Juniors are
down to tueet~the North Word boys
Senior Eleven Will Meet the ThlsMs
Club ou Sunday Aiternoon.
l-'iutU urruiigemeuts have been made
for the \ isit oi the senior team tn '
Seattle to incut the Thistle club oi
that city.    After tne wutcii with tht
J.B.A.A. eleven the players ani aud the Seniors havo to lace tne
their frionds will board the brat a- men Irom James Bay. The former,
variable boat for Seattle. The so- 0f course are out of the running in
oratory is writing Mr. Courtenay, their competition, and nothing do-
diatrict passenger and freight agent, 'peuds on the match so far as they
for tho C.P.R., to find out what are concerned, lt is therefore Juel
ajiocial arrangements he will make, us probable as not that they will
These, together with all tlio inform- J win tho match. There is this much
utiou obtainable as to trains, boats, to be said for the toys, that they
otc, will     he bulletined in the win-1 are not the wooden-spoonists ol the
dows of lllair & Adam, uiul the
Stundard olllco. The same teum
chosen to meet tho J.B.A.A. will go
to Seattle.
Contractor Wno Wished to Bid   for
E. & N. Work Found Japs
Already at Work.
Saturday's Vancouver World says:
"Some parade has been made of
the statement that the work of clear
ing the right uf way on the Alberni
extension of the E. & S. railway-
was put in the hands of white men
and that they quit work, and thus
placed the railway company in ths
position of having to resort to ths
use of Japanese in order to gat the Kinle.v.
league because of their poor play.
Hard luck has beset them from the
beginning, and in the end, put them
out of the leugde running.
The Seniors will meet the J.B.A.A.
in a return fixture at Victoria. In
the game up here the visitors were
defeated by two clear goals, und ths
score ought to have been bi had
the home forwards been able to lo
cate tho goal. But the James Bay
boys have strengthened up since
then, and the home players will
make a great mistake if they hold
their oppononts too cheap. It is up
to every man to get out and train,
so as tu be prepared for'a fast and
arduous struggle. The team selected is as follows:
Goal— Morrison.
Backs— O'Connell and Hewlett.
Halves— Simpson, Clogg and  Mc-
work dons.
Somo indication of just how much
thore is in this contention may be
gathered from the statement of Mr
S. Becker, a gentleman who tried
to got a chance at tho contract for
tho ton miles of clearing between
Englishman's River and a point Just
beyond French Creek.
Mr. Becker's statement is that as
soon us the tenders were called for
by the company he and an asaociat
went ovcr to the Island. Ho states
his ox]ierlence as follows:
I wont," said Mr. Becker, "Just
as soon as tho tenders were called
for, but when I got on the ground
I found that some two hundred Japanese wcre already busy at the
work, and we were informed that the
contract for that section ol the work
had already beep let to a  Japanese.
"As I know thut no time had been
lost, ami thnt wo were on the ground
us soon as anyone could be after tho
temlors had been called for. I could
only come to the conclusion that tho
Japanese had been given a chance
In advance to look) over tho ground
and make tenders ahead of any
white men. It ia a fact, so far as
can see, thut this section ls the
ousicst one to clear, and that if
there is a chance to make any money nt this work it Is on this section. It looked to me aa if thore
wns a desire to make a bluff at
giving white men a chance, but the
real - intention was to reserve tho
work for the Japanese. As to tho
number working on the road on that
pnrt beyond Englishman's River,
have had talks with several men who
out there to look into the chances
for getting a contract, and their
statements woro to tho effect that
thoro woro at least four or five hundred Japanese at work a short
time ngo. Of courso they are coming and going all tho time, aud it
is hard to keep track of them, but
tlio work Is being rushed, and tho
camps show that a large numb'fr
nre employed.
"If tho railroad company had any
Intention of giving white men a show
at this work, they certainly went
al'ont It In a  peculiar manner."
Arising Out of Olymipin Games
London Over tho Standing
of tho Inilinn Tliinnor.
Forwards— Grainger, Morrison, A-
dam, Graham and Sanderson.
A. Stran
# A mooting of tho Citizen's Ijea-
• gue will be held In tho City Hall
* tomorrow night nt 7:80 o'clock.
• Business    of    Importance.      All
# niomhors should attend.
• G. WILSON,  Sec.
NEW YORK, Fob. 18- Thero ap
pears to be evory prospect of trouble between Canada and the United
States over tho Olympic games in
London next summer, lt is now
said lhat the Dominion government
expects to appropriate thirty thousand dollars to send an athletic teum
to take port in tho games, and it Is
further said that Tom Longboat the
Indian dlstanco runner will surely ;,e
member of the team.
Thero Is no doubt that tho Americans would promptly file a protest
against Longboat, as ho lo under sua
ponsion by the Amateur Athlotlc Union on charges of professionalism,
nnil If he wero allowod to run no
Amorlcnn athloto would bo allowed
to take part in any event In which
ho wns enterod, including the Marathon race, the greatest contest ol
tho meeting.    It ls said that In  an
STOCKHOLM, Feb. 17.-Tha relations between Sweden and Russia
are decidedly strained at present.
The tension has arisen because Russia insists upon being released frou.
the agreement made when Sweden
surrendered Finland, that no naval
sections or fortifications should be
established on the Finnish border adjacent to Sweden. Tha part taken
by l( ssiu iu the Norwegian integrity to attend-her present attitude on
the Baltic "closed sea" question also have greatly irritated Sweden.
War is feared in Sweden because
Russia for soma time past has beon
preparing to establish a naval station on tha western shores of Alond
Island, which is 25 miles from ths
Swedish coast and only a few hours
by steamer from Stockholm
A large contingent of troops and
several torpedo boats have had -
headquarters there for more than a
year and tbe Russian officers have
spent their time in making elaborate
surveys and soundings, it is believed in some quarters here that
Germany will adopt drastic measures against Denmark If this state
refuses to Join Gormony and Russia
against Sweden in their ollorts to
make tho.Baltic a   ' murcluuseuin."
Clnistiania, Feb. 17— Stories that
have appeared in the newspapers recently have exaggerated the importance of the exchange of views going
on since last November between the
governments of the states bordering
on tbo Baltic sea, as well as the
states of western Europe. The present negotiations do not touch the
question of the Baltic being regarded as a "closed sea", which the Gor
man government has not and cannot
raise. The object is to assure ths
status quo with which the whole
world is satisfied. They were made
possible by the better feelingi which
has prevailed for some time between
Sweden and Russia, a condition
most acceptable to all the powers of
Europs. This raproachment will
permit of tho abregnatlon whon the
opportunity oilers it at the convention of the treaty of 18S6, under
which thoro is maintained on ths
island of the Swedish coast, a situation for which there ia no real necessity.
In addition to these party agreements thoro are alliances which assure general peace and the balance
of tho power, tho effect of which has
been strengthened by tho happy understanding arrived at between Great
Britain and Russia by the visit of
the Germon emperor to England.
 * ,	
HAMILTON, Ont., Feb. 18- 'A majority of the moulders employed in
the local stove foundries have been
out of work for some time and aro
likely to remain idle unless thoy con
sent to a reduction In wages.
Tho foundries claim that thin- cannot compete with other cities where
wages are much lowor than ln Ham.
oxtromo    case   the   entire Atnorlo-in    since    1004, lho moulders' wages
team might evon be withdrawn from have   Increased    seventeen por cent,
tlio games although tola is not  con-gad jne operators want the men to
sldered likely. return to ths 1904 scale.
.,   ... , r.-.i x IJ CONSULT ME
If You Require Any
Or if You Require Any
O* a Yon Want to Buy a HOUSE,
er tell Ooe.' or II You   Want
Convoy ancor
ajADYSXiTH, b.O.
/   WAR.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15.—Bishop T. A. Uendrick of the diocese of
Cuba, snid ho is sure there will be
no war between the Unltod States
nnd Japan.
The bishop hus lienn in tho Philippines for four years, arriving hot's
yesterday on tho liner Korea. He
is on Ida way to Rome to make a
report of nlValrs in his iliocoso. The
bishop, who is a New Yorker, came
home by way of Japan.
Aa a resident of the Philippines he
was deeply concerned in tho rumors
of wnr and determined while fn Japan to learn of the situation ut lirst
hand. His position gave him access to sources of authoritative information, and what ho learned, he
said, satisfied him that the war
cloud was not of Japan.
SENECA, Feb. 15.—Herbert .Tar-
don, aged 86 years. Tao was private socrota1'-- .urmer Gov. Bailey
when t' .uer was in congress, was
assasinntcd on Main street last evening. One shot was fired, and Jor-
ilim foil dead. The streot was almost ilosorteil, although people at a
distance saw Jordan fall dead and
saw another man disappear around
tho corner, Tho Identity of the assassin and the cause are unknown,
but it Is supposed to be a case of
political enmity.
Ladysmith  Standard'
Ssml- Weekly.
■Published on Wednesdays and Saturdays Afternoons by the
Robt. R. Hindmarch, -•
One Year' 11.50
•U Months ...i      75
Advertising Rates on Application.
The question of street improve-
xnents was raised in tho Council on
Monday "evening, land it was made a
bundantly. clear that money will only be spent for these purposes after
the strictest investigations. Of
course it is only natural that the representatives of the different wards
should be anxious to do their best
for themselves and thoir const itu
ents. It may be that tho money
spent in the past on street improvements has not been fairly distributed
among the different wards as it
might have been, although, so
as .we are concerned, we do not see
that very much fault can be found
with whet was done. The pity is
that the funds available for this purpose are not large enough to permit tho.work being done on a settled plan and scales. Tho road
from First avenue, up High street,
and along to the north end of
Fourth avenue, has been thrown up
against the last council as a pieca
of Jobbery., It was nothing at all
of the kind. Moreover in It thero in
always something to bo seen for thu
money spent, and it also adds vastly to the appearance of tho town.
Ths same amount of money might
have been expended in odd comers
and tinkering jobs, and there would
have been nothing at all to show folk There is no doubt but thot it
would be a great economy to the
city and much moro satisfactory to
the' citizens if all future improvements were carried on on a given
plan. It might, and probably woul I
be that some two or three yoars
would bs required for their completion, and, of course, some one woul 1
have to be last. But thc schema
would pay itself in the end. Nothing
costs more or is less satisfactory
Mian casual patching and promiscuous tinkering of streots. Some littio
emergency work Is required to ha
done all the time, and thore shoulj
at least be a passable road into
every streot, With this muoh understood however, tho council would bo
well advised if they drew up a complete plan of Improvements for tha
city and carried out ns much of tho
work as they could during their term
of office, leaving Its continuance t-i
tholr successors.
MOSSVJI44i*,~MiSB., I,,,. 18> _
Ppur whole buildings and two halves
ol buildings are the only habitable
•bodes in this village today. The remainder of the structures wore blown
down and many of them swopt outside of the town by yesterday's tor-
jado. Two old negroes, Alex. Win-
hem and his wife aro dead, and Edward Campbell, white, probably fatally Injured.,, Ot ths other persons
injured at this placo, all aro rapidly
recovering.'      v
Reports received here from othor
towns in the tornado path giving tho
fatalities, only one of them being
eonnrmed. The buildings left standing here are two residences, the cotton gin snd a shoot house. The
buildings ^whtph the storm out are
the Gulf depot and a residence, The
station agent happened to bo standing ln the half of tho depot that
.wee left standing.
Ote, inhabitants of Mossv111 claim
that their village waa scattered over
tour miles of territory.
REGINA, Feb. 15.—Tho city council lust night decided to grant live
thousiiuil dollars to tho board of
trade for thu continuation of its pub
liclty campaign, It wns feared that
the campaign of advertising Regina
would have to bo dropped owing to
tho hard times, but tho council hns
como to the rescue with a hnndsomo
Vancouver, Feb. 15.—Two Japanese mill hands who bad come
from Portland, were refused admittance today at the boundary lino under the now Natal
act. They insisted on coming
in and were arrested and jailed.
A hearing will be held at Westminster on Tuesday, aud this
will be the test case between '
the province and Dominion.
English Universities at Presont Cun-
not Accept the Challenges of
tho American Universities
OXFORD, Feb. 15.—The committee
of tho athletic clubs uf Oxford and
Cambridge universities have decided
thnt under thc present circumstances
it is bnpoasiblo to accept the challenge sent by the inter-eoleggiet uss'n
of amateur athletes nf America for
nn iutcsnntionnl track and field meeting between tho teams representing
the universities and colleges of ths
U. S. und those of Grout Britain to
follow the Olympic games in London
next summer. Tho clubs have undei
consideration however a proposal for
a meeting between tenms of Oxford
and Cambridge and Harvard and
Yalo which it has been suggested
should be held In London in July.
Among the reasons given for the inability of tho English clubs to accept
■the American challenge for a meeting
between representatives of all the
Universities of the two countries Is
that there is not sufficient time to
solect the British representatives
thnt thore is danger of congestion of
athletic meetings in 1908 and that it
is impossible to secure at such short
notice adequate guarantee that the
men selected nro in nil respects bona
fide students and amateurs.
Indianapolis, Feb. 15.— the plans
for the formation of the National
Colored Baseball League will probably be consummated at a meeting
called for this city tomorrow. Tho
promoters say that applications are
being received for franchises from
numerous cities, but it has not yet
been decided whethor the organization shall embrace six or eight clubs,
Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Indianapolis,
Chicago, St. Louis, Memphis, Louisville nnd one or two other cities are
mentioned nt possible members of
the new organization.
New Fartnepship
Cincinnati, Feu. 15.—Dr. Leo Dim-
zigei- was shot and 'filled last night
by Robert Scott 17 years of age.
The physician was giving medical attention. Dr. Danziger had been attending Miss Strangely fur several
San Francisco, Feb. 15.—ThcPrlnce
of India, his highness Nawali Sultan
, Mulk Biihuduucr uf iiyilrubul and his
royal party arrived in San Francisco
today on the Pacific Mull Liner Korea after a tour of several months in
Japan- liis visit to the orient waa
made chiefly for tho purpose of regaining his health and at the presont time ho is en route to England
to consult a number uf eminent phy-
ricians in the hope of gaining a permanent cure of his illness. The Prince
is the only heir of the Nizam of Hy-
derbad and with the death of the
ruler would come into a dominion
almost as large us France. The par-
ty will start immediately for the
east, Intending to soil on the liner
Balltic from .New Vork direct to Lou
' Tokio, Feb. 15,—The recall of Mr
Miyaoka consul for Japunesu Imperial Embassh at Washington wus guz-
etted. Uo will bo succeeded by Mr.
K. Mutsui now lllliug the same pusi-
t on at the Japanese KmbasBy in
I Paris, Feb. 15.—Chas. Hustings an
American mine o\. ier was robbed
here lust night of a pocket book con
tuiiiing gov uii, by en expert English
pick pocket.
Montreal, Fab. 15.—Str. Empress
ot Ireland reported one hundred miles
west of Fasten at 2 u.m. today and
is duo at Liverpool tonight.
New York, Fob. 15.-Tho Cunard
steamer Lucania wont ashore on the
jsouth side of Uadney channel while
leaving for Quecnstown and Liverpool today, lator sho floated and
started for sea.
Winnipeg, Feb. 15.-The Strathco-
na Hockey Team proved tho surprise
of tho hockey season Inst night hy
their overwhelming ilofout of Portsgo
by tho score of 8 to 1. It was stated on good authority last night
that Blimey Holden of the Maple
Loafs, has accoptod nn offer to play
for the Montreal Wanderers,
New York, Feb. 15.— Miss Marguerite Shontz, daughter cf (Wore VI
Shontz, formerly chairman of the Isthmian Canal commission, wos married nt noon today to Thodorlc Bernard Albert d'Llns due de Chaulnes,
of Paris. The wedding took place
at the home of tha bride's father at
128 East 85th Stroot. Tho cere-
monjr waa performed by Monsignor
Lavello, rector of St. Patrick.
Winnipeg, Man., Fob. 16 Wm. J.
McK.il -ht, of this city was accidentally shot and klllod yestorday afternoon while out hunting, McKnlght
and a friend named Dyer ware driving alter wolves, whon Dyer thought
he saw one in a patch rl timber
somo distance away. Taking his tins from the rig he started after tho
animal. He had only gono a short
distance when he heard a shot, and
on returning found that McKnlght
had been shot through tho head. In
taking his rifle from the rig the ham
mar taught In somo way discharging
the weapon.
*T~-?**!.'."i?7j''.''ffT"- T"'i-~*q;-.-y- :r--.-r'.V'-*tc—"f--?1--—'.-.*&-*—.—w*.-.-. .   .■,<..■.■..,,.,, ,rw.lypa^i^ip.j —f-*-fi-
SUNSHINE-AND SHADOWS OF  A "done. In thin time in ths way of small
entertainments,  although there   are
BIG CITY. several on a rather    large scale for
—— -i.i  itoblo    pur-   i e fnshlon-
Strny Topics From tho Hiimun Side able season will really wind up w th
tho playlet, with tableaux, that ls
to be given in the Plaza ballroom on
Ithe evenings of_February 28 and 27.
• Tills will be under the direction of
Mrs. Waldorf Astor, and will onl(st
the   services of    many of the mcet
of a Big City, New York's Poor
Children, Etc,
(Free Press S|>eclal Service.)
NEW YOHK, Foli.lo.-Whon "Little Tim" Sullivan, the famous Turn-
many politician succeeded in getting beautiful young women in society
an ordinance passed forbidding wo- During the coming week, the eighth
men to smok- in public places, it annual entertainment of the Jur.ioi
looked ns though a fatal blow had League will be held at the Plaza,
been struck ut the eternal contest for The Lsague includes nearly all of the
the nights of Women. Tho women debutantes of this winter so that it
suffragists rose in indignation, and will be one of the most fashionable
great was their triumph a few days events among the younger set. The
later when Mayor McClellnn vetoed proceeds of the entertainment w'U be
"Little Tim's" ordinance, und de- devoted to various charities,
clared in favor af the women.    There' |
was Joy in the camp of tho suffragists, so tbat ono ol their leaders,
Mrs. Harriot Stunton Match, who
figure in society as well as a
lecturer of prominence, marched confidently to the Munieipul Court last
•week to bring suit ngalnst the famous Hoffman 1-Ir.uso, tho hostelry
thnt has beon the homo of Democracy nnd the man about tow-n
yoars.        Mrs.   Ulatch brought
Syracuse, N.Y., Feb. 15.—The
American car in tbe New York
to Paris raco registered here at
8.47 staying here only seven
The French car driven by    St.
Chaffeeray, followed at 0.02 and *
and    the    Italian car at 9.55.
Neither of theso stopped to register.
. . . . . . a • o. o o o esse *
Flesherton, Ont., Fob. 15.—Merle
Sled, a 8 yenr old child was crushed
to death by a load of logs upon
which he wos attempting to climb.
NEW YORK. Feb. 10.—The lumbor
laden schooner Howard P. Pronto,
bound from Wilmington for New Bed
ford, Mass., wont ashore ono mile
west of Forego River life saving station on the south shore ol Long Island today. Her captaim and crew
of six men succeeded In reaching the
shore safely. Tho schoonor is lying
Inside tho outer liut pounding heavily anil her cargo of lumber is being
wttshcil ashore. It is lielloved thut
she wilt be a  t<-' u loss.
Now Miners  Aro Sent Up to   Take
Places ol' Strikers at Marblo
Bay Mine.
VANCOUVER, Feb. 14. — Trouble
mny occur at the Marble Bay mine,
for Tcxnda Island tonight.   Recently tho
suit entire force struck because of a   few    .
against the hotel ta prove   that    a days' delay In tho   arrival of  time,""-1 constituency,
woman, unattended by a man, could checks, which missed connection    at;will reach about May 1.
not    lie refused servlco at a   public the post office.   Today fourtcon Now     The organizer   will   bo absolutely
restaurant.    It came out in the cnso Zealand miners were sent up to take' ^  j:_ . d t    _,_-_* ,* ,h„ ,11.dln.
that early that summer Mrs. Blateh the places of the strikers. The latterj™<uW"<» to attend to the oidin-
und another woman took  seats at a I are Western    Federation men,   who ary work, of organizing,
table on tho     Hoffman Houso   roof may   resent    the arrival of non-un-     Tho card system has boon adopted
lonlste. in most of the cities and has    been
a.....: li  , Mirri" <        i
Nanaimo, Feb. 15.— .
Provincial Organizer Will Commence
Ills Duties in the Nanaimo Dls
trlct—McBride to Speak.
Mayor Planta was in Victoria yesterday attending a meeting of the
Conservative executive.
While the executive could not as
yet announce who the provincial organizer will be, it is understood that
a highly competent gentleman has
been secured. He will be placed
charge of the -work at once. H
will commence in Nanaimo, workln
northward and winding up his ini
tlal work in the constituency at this
place, whore a meeting, at whic
Premier McBride will bo present, wil
be held the latter ond of the month
After that he will direct his aitten
tlon to Yale-Cariboo and will viol
tho various local organizations in
Comox-Atlin hi
found to prove highly advantageous,
jttBHi  voiuu uuwa. j   Th0M prosont at tho mectlns wer,.
(From our own Correspondent.) - °* H- Hazard, prosidont of tho pro-
VICTOBIA, Feb, 15.-In the leglj- v,ac"al '""•ociation; 0. M. Wood-
lature yesterday the day was taksn worth- Vancouver, vice-president; ,T.
up for the most part with unlnter- A- Harvey, Cranbrook, second vice-
esting discussions in committee upon P">s^ent: W. M. McKay, Vancouver,
various bills. The greater part of secretary; J. P. Shaw, Kamloopa;
the time was devoted to the Univer- w- Le0' N<w Westminster; Mayo
slty Bill, when Stuart Henderson,
the Liberal member for Yale, introduced a long Une of amendments.
- - i
OMAHA, Nob. Feb. 15-'Farmor''
Burns for the second time de- '
fentod "War Euglo" tho block '
foot chief nt the auditorium Inst '
night taking two falls in ten '
* and twelve minutes respectively. '
Fair Editor's Proposal Accepted   by
Enterprising Contemporary.
Miss Elizabeth Sohm, editor af tho
Storm Lake (Ia.) Vidette, who failed to get a fair share of the official
county printing, last week published
a card reading;
"A constant fight for what rightfully belongs to her ls a wear and
tear on the norvous system of any
woman, and we have come to tho
belief that ln order to stay In the
newspaper work and maintain our
health, we will havo to marry aouie
good printer who can do the Aghtine-
and swearing for us. This Is leap-
year and may be considered a proposal by anyone who would be qualified to fill tho .vacancy caused to the
Vidette office."
When O. A. Craig, the bachelor
editor of the Lytton Stur, saw the
article, he stoppod his press, made
over a form and In a double card,
responded as follows;
"We bolievo wo aro oligible to fill
tho vacancy which Miss Sohm feels
exists ln her print shop. We an a
Missouri Democrat of 40 years stand
ing, considered a good printer, ond
can swear fluently in seven different
languages. Wo agree to accept Miss
Sohm's proposal ot, condition that
she will show credentials as to cooking abilities and express a willingness to darn our sucks whon needed.
As soon as favorable reply ia received we stand ready to close the
deal."       '
New York, Feb. 17- Wm. Sells,
the last of the brothers who origin
ated the famous Sells Brothers' circus company, died suddenly in his
apartment* in West 85th street early today. Ha hsd been ill for several weeks, but hia condition had
been Improving steadily and lt was
believed he was on the road to re<
covery. ■; J
 i.J  .   la-U! /•''!!,   jSiVsl
garden. The hend waitor informed
thom thnt they could not be served,
ns they wore not attended by a man
The women loft, indignant, nnd the
suit Inst week was brought to test
the right of woman to eat unaccompanied by male escort, tn defense
the hotel management explained that
tho rule was necessary in order to
keep nwny nn objectionable class of
women. It took tho jury only a fow
minutes to decide in favor of the
Governor Hughes of New York,
Governor Fort of New Jersey, and
President Roosevelt are all going to
take part In the opening of thc new
tunnel and subway under the Hudson River, thnt will connect Manhattan with the Jersey shore, -when
it is opened to tho public on Feb.
AcccJ-ding to the present
plans two special trains, one from
each end of the tube, bearing tho
Governor and guests from tho respective states, will start simultaneously and meet*undor tho center
the Hudson,where the two executives
will shakfi hands at thc moment
President Roosevelt touches the
button in Washington. Immediately
following this ceremony tho regular
train service will be installed. The
route thot is to bo opened Is a double track road extending from tho
Lackawana terminal in Hoboken, under the river and through Christopher Stroot and Sixth Avenue, Manhattan to Nineteenth Stroot. The thousands of Jersey commuters who have
boen obliged to uso the ferries, hail
the opening of the tunnel with the
greatest delight.
Practical instruction in life saving
was addod last week to the curriculum of Columbia College, and from
now on classes will be hold every afternoon in the nool in the university
gymnasium. The new course is
quired for all candidates for degrees
and must be completed before the
Senior yenr. A competent instructor
hus been put in charge of tho class,
who proposes., to teach the men deep
diving and also how to rescue a
drowning man.
Whon Robert Hunter, one of New
York's noted charity workers announced ovor a year ngo that seven
ty thousand poverty stricken school
children wont to school every morning, breakfufitless, tho kind hearted
Gotluimites wero shocked beyong
irds. lt was found, however that
Mr. Hunter's figures were rather exaggerated, with the result that the
matter was allowed to drop. Only.
Inst week, however, one of the principals of a big oust side school, declared thnt a largo percentage ot her
pupils wore obliged to como to
school without having breakfast, and
that she had bcon forced to buy milk
nnd crackers for them, out of her
own pocket, In order that thsy might
be In a condition to study. This
statement, coming as it did from
one who is in tbo ranks, caused tho
greatest surprise with the result that
an. investigation of conditions In other schools wus immediately started,
lt was also . declared by this particular principal, that whilo she made
requests of tho numerous relief socle-
ties throughout tho city, sho failed
to get; any response.
Prominent outoists in New Y- rk
aro now demanding a moro stringent
law governing, chaultours. Figures
have been brought forward to prove
that tho majority of the accidents in
which automobiles are concerned are
due to the incompetency of the chauffeurs. The large number ot "faker"
automobile schools, where any man
with money for a fee can be "graduated" as a chauffeur in a tow days,
ls one of tho chief reasons, it is
claimed for so muny Ignorant drivers
being at lurge. The matter of getting a license represents no difficulties and is only a matter of formal
application in writing, without any
examination as to fitness. Owing to
the great number of accidents, lately
It Is probable that some steps will
be taken soon to require every chauffeur to exhibit his ability boforo a license Is granted. The method employed ln Franco may be Introduced,
whero a rubber dummy, the size ot a
man is tossed at unexpected moments in front of the machine, and the
chauffeur is expected to acoid touching lt in any way. Unless he Is ablo
to stop his car instantly, or make
sharp turns successfully, his license
is denied.
Tho opordng of tho new Hispanic
Museum on Washington Heights, only
emphasized the fact that little Manhattan Island Is fast outgrowing itself, for thore was no spot available
for this imposing ediflc below 157th
Street. The museum Itself Is unique
as It is beautiful. Tho moving spirit in tho museum Is Mr. Archer Huntington, son of* the late Collis P.
Huntington, and It was through his
enterprise that tho Hispanlo Society
was formed. The membership Is limited to ono hundred members, each of
whom must be a specialist in some
line relating to the aims of the society. Important matter relating to
Columbus, and the subsequent settlements and visits of the Spaniards, Is
to bs found In the Museum, besides a
library of 80,000 volumes. Spanish'
arts snd crafts are represented, besides a splendid > collection of gold
coins ol Moorish kinds. The museum
is open to the public In the hope that
It will arouse Interest in Spanish
history and literature.
With only two weeks left betore
Ash Wednesday, society hss its
hands full winding up the winter's
festivities.     Thero    is much to be
Planta,    Nanaimo;    Frank Dockrill
Skeena, and B. G. Green, Victoria.
While confidence runs high ln    all
To his infinite disgust even the plttces' thore is n0 over <*onfl<i°nce,
Liberal members did not support him and oaoh lettor tel'8 °'-th« ^P"
in his move, but turned down the whloh aro bemB taJ*a V" organize
most of the amendments, prefering and ur«e9 t*1"* a° eltorts be sPared
the ripe Judgment of the Hon.^H. E. ty other districts to attain tho same
Young, the framer of the bill, to rM,llts- "Ofe1"*1**.*" Is the keynote
oftthat of Mr. Hehders&n. of each    epistlo, and so'the various
J. H. Hawthornthwaite introducsd ■ne1"""5™ of the central body have
his .bill to regulate employment in *>"• homo with nt> litt,° enthusiasm,
dangerous places. The bill is ta- wlth a »reat deal °' °°>'fl°<,,lc<>. "-th
tended to exclude Orientals from ln ,act ft P°8,tlv0 «»vletl°n that
working ln many of tbe large Indus- nmTly ovmy 80at ln •*<•,ederal houso
tries of the province. in tho gi,t "' tWs Prov*n« wi" b»
J. W. Mclnnes introduced a bill ""Moved for the ConservaUve cause
to provide for a universal bill to In a" "on"> flve i"snani lettore
provide for a' universal eight   hour were doolt with which had tan caro
day in the province.
Nanaimo, Feb. 15.—
Local Man Experiments With Now
Process. Being Successful to   a
Small Degree.   The Newest
Savo your ashes.    There's   money
fully classified by the secretary and
a sub-committee boforo they wero
submitted to tho executive'. In this
manner "the letters wcre dealt with
ln about three hours.
PITTSBURG,    Feb. 15,-Tho Allegheny,     Monangahela, Ohio, Youghi
in it. Some time ago, it will be re- und Kiaminotas rivers are slowly
memborod from despatches appearing spreading over the lowlands ot Pitts
In these    columns    that a process, b fl       ^    Pennsylvania parti
whereby ashes could be   burnod, was       B        ,     ,      "■».■«. "u» p»
heralded with    a great flourish.    A today.     At tho presont rate of rls-
compuny    was    formed and   oxperl- ing tho danger mark of 22 feet  will
ments made at that time, but    tho b6 rcai:hed by   noon, and    tho local
thing was pronounced a failure. How i „    „.      ... ., ,    '   '. .
over" there was some grounds for the \ W"8*"*"' buroau PKaicta "■ *ta«e <"
contention of tho discoverer of    tho ,30 feet by night,
oss, time    he could burn   ashes,     Nineteen feet was reached   at  nine
as subsequent events have   brought    ,oloc|.      ,t ,   raln,     ncav„
to light some   progress along  f*—--
Tho following despatch from New
York, of several days back, is Interesting.
NEW YOHK, Jan. 31.-By moistening coal ashes witli a solution of oxalic acid, rock salt and water, tho
Board of Education is heating all tho
public school buildings with fires
made from ashes, and saving $50,000
a year by it, according to a report
mado by -Patrick Jonos, superintendent of school supplies. Some coul,
but very little, Is used, and tho Janitors are engaged in a contest to see
who can use the least coul nnd the
most ashes.
Instead ot putting waste coal and
ashes in tho ash cans both are now
used as far as possible. Committee
chairmen and supervisors of Janitors
havo sent out n letter to the Janitors
In 'whloh rules for mixing tho solution are given as follows:
"Hot water must bo used ln dissolving tho acid and rock* salt. To
every gallon of waiter necessary, add
two ounces of oxalic acid and ono
pound of rock salt.".
The ashes man bo "treuecd'' and
shoveled back into tho furnace. Where
pea coal is used It can be mixed with
tho ashes in thc proportion of two
parts of asbps to one of cool. The
ashes may be re-used by moistening
again. Tho committee estimates that
the saving should not be less than 25
and may be as high aa 70 per cent.
The committee had made experiments lor a year in School, No. 21,
Manhattan. Of 800 reports sent In
more than 70 per cont. show a saving of coal. Commercial oxalic acid
costs 18 cents a pound and rock salt
40 cents a hundorwoight.
tre-     • • •
In connection with the above 'it
may be interesting to know that experiments have been mado locally In
this direction. Among others Mr,
Hugh Aitken haa made the attempt
to burn ashes, -which was successful
to a certain degree. In his expire-
monts, however, he used common salt
Instead of rock salt and cold water
Instead of hot. He Is now about to
use the formula as revised ta the above article to see what effect the
changes will have on the explrement.
In his first experiment he succeeded
In burning about half a pall of ashes whloh threw out but little heat.
One afternoon the proprietor of an
animal store aald to his young olerlr:
"Tom, I'm going up stain to
work on the books. If anyone comes in for a live animal let me know.
You can attend to selling the staffed
animals yourself."
About half an hour later In
a gentleman with his son and asked
Tom If hs could show him a- live
monkey. To the customer's amazement the clerk ran to ths loot of the
stairs and yelled:
"Come down; come down, sir; yon
ars wanted I"
The damage to river craft and property located near the rivers is already great. Largo Ice gorges In
the Allegheny and Youghioheny rivers above this city are momentarily
expected, wrecking and demolishing
craft In its path.
Some alarm Is felt for a number
of bridges.
At Wheeling and Steubenville, O
serious floods an- expected but not
before Sunday night. Word from
Steubenville today says that a stage
of forty feot will bo roachod thero by
Monday morning or sooner.
At points horo the high water has
risen to the ground floors of the
business houses and dwellings. During the night hundreds of peoplo
were engaged ln removing tholr fur
niture to placos of'safoty.
INDIANOPOLIS, Ind.. Feb. 17. .
Floods continue in Southern Indiana
today, the weather has turned clear
and cold, which will check the rapid
rise ta streams, but the water Is
not yet at a standstill.
At Petersburg the White and Pa-
tokar rivers are higher than sines
1875 and thousands/ of acres of
wheat land are submerged. Schools
have bean closed and trains have
ceased running.
The Ohio at Evansvllle ls 84 feet
and will pass the danger lino before
night.    It is rising flve inched    ev- .
ery hour.
The flood however, ls slightly disappearing. At one o'clock the stago
was 28 feet, an average fall of lour
Inches an hour.
Transportation compeaies are gradually assuming normal condition!,
and a general cleaning up of the sub
merged district Is In progress.
Wheeling, W. Va„ Feb. 17— Tha
crest of the Ohio river flood at this
place was reached at nine o'clock
with 42 7-10 feot. It ls expected to
recede this afternoon.
All trolley lines and railways except the Pennsylvania and low lines
of the Baltimore & Ohio are out oi
commission. All the flooded streets
are frozen over. Hundreds ol destitute families are being cared for By
tho Board of Trade and the city authorities.
Pittsburg, Feb. 17— The body il
one loan was found floating In tho
river today and two others are missing. Ovcr twenty thousand men
are out ol employment. Thousands
are living In the second floors of
their houses and the patrol men m
skiffs are distributing the necessities
of life. In one of the homes a woman gave birth today to a young
son and It has been named Robinson
Crusoe. To reach the houso, physicians had to use a  sMft and ladder.
Conservative estimates place    tho
damage closo to two million dollars.
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OAKLAND, Feb. 15.-Whlle rending from Mrs. Mary Baker    Eddy's
Science and Health," at the Christian Science church in Oakland last
night, Nathan Whipple, a veteran
instructor at the Berkeley Institute
for the blind, dropped down dead on
the platform betore a crowded auditorium.
Tito mooting was In a state of confusion in a moment. Men and women rose in their seats and some
started for the doors.
Then the Bev. Elder McBurnoy, a
retired reader of the churoh, stool
up and in a loud but steady voice,
requested the audience to be seated
and Join him In silent prayer. Tho
response was immollute and the
houso became still.
An unusually large audience ba-1
assembled when Whipple rose to read
from Mrs. Eddy's book. He had
boen reading but a few roinutei
whon he was scon to drop his hands
nnd sink to the floor unconscious
Oonth camo almost Immediately.
DOSTON, Feb. 17.—The teams com
posed of the foremost (ooUmllors of
tho gamo ta this country will start
tonight on a six-day race on the
Saucer track of the Park Square col-
lisoum. The riding will occupy two
hours and a half each evening, with
the exception of Saturday, when the
riding will continue from 2 p.m. to
10 p.m. Among those entered aro
Chas. Hotbrook and Joseph Halli-
gan, of Montreal, and N. L. Anderson and Carl Vanonl of Denmark.
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15.-J. B.
Lennon of Milwaukee, treasurer if
the American Federation ot Labor,
and one of the most prominent workers In the trade union movement,
addressing a great audlonce of union men here last night, said;,
"There ia greater need far organisation now than over before. Should
the new immigration act concerning
the Japanese, which is under discussion at present in Washington, tall
through, It will mean a fatal blow
to the trades unionist movement on
the. Pacific coast, If the labor organisations In ths various cities are not
on a solid basis and fully ready t i
meet the condition,
man Is unable to compete iwlth the
growing Influx of Asiatic hordes win
will work lor starvation wages.
"The labor unions of Los Angeles
San Francisco and the Pugst Sound
district are facing one of the greatest problems in the history of ths
labor movement, but if there la
thorough organization tbs unions
will be anle to maintain their standard of wages and hours of employ
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Rarely has an eleven token tho
field with such splendid prospects and
high confidence and then given such a
nerveless, disappointing exhibition as
did the homo intermediate bunch on
Saturday. "They had two wins to
their credit and for thoir rbirfl trial
had all the advantages that come
from tho homo ground. Another victory meant almost a cinch on tho
championship. The boys knew and
realised all this, Perhaps thoy realised It too much; for ovor-anxioty
has bean responsible for as many defeats as indifference. Whatever it was
/thoy wore never in tho gamo. Tho
visitors -wore all ovor thom, and It
was due to the dogged stubborn defence of Korr and Jackson that tho
defeat was not moro humiliating
than it wns.
Ab usual, ths weather was again of
tho vilest description. Tho rain at
times came down in torrents, and
tho field was in bad condition, and
the ball hoavy and slippory. Of
course it was Just as bad for one
side as tho other; but tho visitors
certainly roso to tho occasion liottcr
than did the homo boys. Thoy gripped the ball hotter, stopped It ond
passed lt without any apparent difficulty, and found It possible to initiate somo pretty ami effective combined play.
The exact reverse of this best describes the play of tho home boys.
The forwards never seemed ablo to
stop the ball and there wes nover a
semblance of combined work. Tho left
-wing was perhaps a littio better than
the right;   but that is   saying   vory
little. -Orde was strangely ineffee-
slvo, and Cloke, liko Hughes, wandered too far from his position. The
halves- also wore pour, O'Connell
alone playing something like his regular game. Saunders appeared out
of condition and tho heavy going
told on him. 'Morgan utterly failed
to lfold his man and to play tlie position properly, ho will have to
make moro uso of his head and got
more of a .hustle on liim. Both Korr
and Jackson started badly, but steadied up and playod a hard gamo
throughout. 0reaves was not to
blamo for any of the shots that beat
The Victorians, It must be sold,
playod a nice game. They aro a
fast, forceful, well-balanced lot and
will tako a lot of stopping anywhere
The two wings ploy a clever, short
passing game, and tho wholo bunch
get in on a rush whenever opportunity offers. Bailey, tho centre half is
a small marvel. He was tho most
olloctlvo boy on the Hold on Saturday. Both backs were good and the
goal-kee]>or looked good, and that
was all' he had to do.
It is not necessary to go over tho
points of the unnio. For ns long os
the writer watched it there was never any doubt as to the issue; tho
game always belonged to the Victorians. Their two first goalB camo
as the result of good play, and only
luck kopt the score down. But, of
courso, it is hardly likely that tho
homo boys will again this soason put
up such a poor. iniBei-able, ragged exhibition. The championship is not
yet won.    They nre only a point be
hind' the lenders, and mistakes are
always liable to occur.' They^ have
still u fighting chance and they want
to make the very most of it.
| The final score on Saturday was
throe to one In favor of Victoria
West, the single goal scored by the
homo club coming from a penalty
Final   Scoro:.
Victoria West 3
Ladysmith  , ... 1
Thero was no game on Sunday afternoon, tho Esquimalt mon for
some reason, not turning up.. It was
a groat disappointment to tlie homo
playors who had- looked forward to
a smart practice gamo.
Esquimalt again demonstrated the
fact that It is the strongest of tho
three Viotorlan teams by defeating
the J.B.A.-A. boys by tho score of
8 to 1.
Tho following ls the standing of
tho clubs in the Island League competition.
W. L. D. Pt
 ,..8   10    6
Esquimalt ...... ..
 8   2   0     6
 0  4   0     0
 0  4  0    0
• * •      . .
W. L. D. Pt
Victoria West  2  0 1    D
Wanderers 2   1 1    f>
Ladysmith .... ,...2  1 0    1
Y.M.C.A,  0  4 0    0
| W. L. D. Pt
Nanaimo  , 3   10    6
North Ward  2   10*
Ladysmith   , ,0  8  0    0
I After a gale of hot-sir and columns uf ink-slinging, it really looks
us if Hackenschmiut is cum ng tu
America. Accordiilg to a Milwaukee
liospatch, Wit-tig, who is arranging
the championship wrestling match between Huckenschmidt and Gulch, received a cablegram from llacken-
schmidt on Monday announcing hc
will leave London for New York in
eurly March,
Mr, Wlttlg haa practically perfected arrangements for the world's
championship match to take place In
Chicago during the first week
April, He hus also arranged hand!
cap matches for Huckenschmidt to
be held ta New York, March 16, in
Philadelphia March lu and Balti
more March 21.
HOME, Feb. 17. - A bitter cam
paigu is going on between tho supporters ut religious teachings of the
government and primary schools aud
those who are totally opposed to it.
This question will come up for dl»-
cussiou in the Ohamber of Deputies
thit week. In the meantime the
clericals are sending to the .clumber
petltions with thousands ot signs
ture* tor the maintenance of religious
teachings which the anti-clericals are
contending ths government must keep
entirely outside of any creed.
Yesterday being the anniversary ol
the death ol Qlrgo Bruno, a monk,
who was burned at the stake by the
church aa a heretic because he introduced scientific philosophy. Socialists sad Republican orators . delivered inflamatory speeches on the
question, where Bruno's statue stands
but when toe crowds tried to gain
ths centre of the town they became
engaged at several points in fight
tag with the police and troops, who
finally succeeded ln dispersing them.
A score or more of the rioters were
VANCOUVER, Feb. 17.-Tlng Wing
supposed to be the man who shot
Policeman McLeod last Wednesday,
was arrested at Ladner last night.
The arrest Is the direct result I
■Id of the Chinese Board of Trade
of Vancouver. Pursuit of this man
started on Friday.
Harrleburg, Pa., ' Feb. 17.— The
trial ol the conspiracy suit against
Contractor John H. Sanderson, former auditor-general Snyder, former
atate treasurer Mathews and former
superintendent of grounds and buildings Shumakur, wos resumed ta tho
Gauphln county court today.
Former Gov. Ponnypneher Is to bo
called as soon as tho exports have
been heard.
Solongan, Rhenish Prussia, Feb
17.—The Socialists of this city organized In masses around tho city
hall yesterday and cheered for unlvoi-
sal suffrage. The police made a
charge on the crowds, scattered them
and arrested many of the disturber.
— —4	
Pearl Nsekless and Pin Valued    at
100,000 Stolen trom Princess Von Wartensloben.
BBBLIN, Feb. 17.-A pear) necklace ull pin df much beauty, valued
at 160,000, have been stolen from
the Countess Von Wartensliben.
Upon haf return Irom the opera ou
Saturday ' evening ths placed the
neckleas and pin ln a Jewel ease ln
her dressing room and' then went to
supper, Returning In about half an
hour she opened the Jewel box to
place other articles In It and found
ths necklace and pin were missing.
The police wen notified at once.
The only, circumstance ol unusual
note waa that a I window In ' the
maid's room was open. The maid
waa detained by the police but ehe
protected her Innocence.
The Countess is the wife of Gen.
Alexander Von Wartensloben of the
cavalry, who ls a warm personal
friend ol the emperor. The necklace
was composed ol German pearls, the
string measuring flve feet ta length.
Winnipeg, Feb. 17— The weather
today is about zero which makes it
ideal for curling. The Internationa i
match was won on Saturday by the
Amoricans. Dunbar's crack rink,
from St. Paul defeated Flavelle's, ol
Lindsay by 10 to 1.
S -   ■:
* Birmingham, Feb. 17—Special
■ agent    J. P. Crawford of the
* Southern railway, was shot by
* unknown persons,'and the body
* placed on the tracks at    27th
* street where lt woe run over by
* an    inco:i ig    pnsso. «ar I'sli
* last night.    'To clus has    bear
* found as to the perpetrators of
* the crime.
Toronto, Feb. 17.—Alexander H.
Fuller, commercial traveller, was
tound dead In his room at the hotil
Queens yesterday from gas.
In New York to   Paris Race Italian
Car ia ta the Lead Followod by
French and American Cars.
BUFFALO, Feb. 17- The Italian
car In tho Now York to Paris raco
driven by Setoria, arrived ln Buffalo at 5.45 this morning, and after
a short time spent in a garage departed for Erie, Pa., its occupants
being under the impression that the
two cars preceding it had continued
on their way westward. An effort
was made to ovortake the Italian,
but without avail. After a conference It wns decided the French car
driven by St. Chafforoy and the American car should proceed today and
tho French car , departed at eleven
o'clock. Tho American car will
leave at three o'clock this afternoon.
Aftor tho freezing weather of yei-
terday and today It Is expected the
roads will bo In fair condition.   -
VANCOUVER, Feb. 17— Tho
C.P.R. east-bound train which
loft Saturday ran Into a rock
ln Kanaka tunnel near North
Bend at 9 p.m. Engineer Walker and Fireman Beddes were
imprisoned In fallen debris, but
escaped uninjured. No passengers were Injured. Traffic was
blocked till early this morning,
when the line was cleared.
He Was an Honest Man and All His
Accounts   Were    Absolutely
Straight—Insanity Cause.
WEST ORANGE, N.J., Feb. 17. -
John F. Randolph, treasurer of the
Edison Mfg. Co., of which Thos. A.
Edison is president, committed suicide ln the collar of his rosidonce on
New Valley Way today by shooting
himself ln the head.
It ia , believed that Mr. Randolph
was temporarily Insane as there was
no trouble ta either his business or
family. This belief was strengthened by the knowledge that a near relative became mentally unbalanced a
few years ago. ;
Alphonse Waste, secretary of ths
Rdlson company, said today that Mr
Randolph's accounts were absolutely
straight and tnnt he waa sa honest
a man as ever lived; Mr. Randolph was private secretary to Thos
| A. Edison, ond Mr. Edison was one
of tho first to reach his house after
his death was known.
LONDON, Feb. 17.—N. Vaugaan, preaching here yesterday, during the course of a powerful plea ta behalf of the bill which will
come before the House of Commons thla week against "sweatshops"
gave a graphic illustration of the manner ta which the poor workers in ths eaat end of London are compelled to live.
"In a small room," he said, "that ought to be occupied by uo
more than two persons, thore are twelve machines working all day
until late in the evening. Then the machines • were removed and
straw matrasses laid on the floor, men being permitted to sleep. At
2.30 ta the morning these men were turned into the street and the
room re-let to another set of sleepers, who were also driven out at
6.80 a.m. on the return of the machine workers.
U.S. Bluejackets WiU See the Land
of the Incai — Interesting Sight.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17- The Am
erican battleship fleet is expected to
reach the port of Callao today or to
morrow, thus marking oil another
log af the long trip from Hampton
Roads tu San Francisco. Callao
will bs ths last stopping point until
ths fleet reaches the coast of Lower
California. '
•Recent advices received here tell
of elaborate arrangements beta*
made by the government and people
ot Peru for the entertainment ol the
American officers aad bluejackets.
No country yet visited by the American fleet offers such scenic beauties
or is surrounded with more historic
interest than the land of the Incas,
the scene of the golden conquests of
PIzarro and hit follower!.
While the fleet is anchored In the
harbor of Callao the Americans will
be taken to the capital city ot Lima
where they will be officially received
by President Fardo and entertained
on a grand scale. The Americans
will flnd little of special interest ln
Callao, that city resembling ln most
respects the other porta along the
western coasts of South America, it
is a comparatively small seaport,
with the usual quays and wharves,
warehouse! and terminals. Ths residential part of the town Is built
ln the old Spanish style. Like most
seaports, Callao is filled with merchants and traders ol all nationalities and contains colonies of Germans, Spanish, Italians, English and
Americans. There is some manufacturing done there, but the shipping
Is ths chief industry ol the Inhabitants, Ths most ot the modern terminals and transportation facilities
have been, built with English and
American capital.
The Americana will flnd ln the capital city ot Lima many characteristics differing radically from anything
with which they have heretofore met.
It Is one of the most historic and
picturesque cities on the continent.
The Journey from Callao to Lima
occupies lees than an hour. There
are two railway lines connecting the
cities, one English and the other
American. The route extends along
a tortile vatley on the slope of the
Andes. Beyond Lima the line rites
to a greater height than that attained by any other railway line In
the world,
Lima It picturesquely situated on
the banks of the Riuinc, a mountain
torrent, at the end of a valley whose
enclosing hills rise on ons sids of
the town. The heart of the clty'e
activities Is the Plaza Mayor, or pub
Ho square, on two tides ol which are
the principal arcades and shops of
tht city, while the other two rides
ar* taken up with the hiatorlo cathedral and the residence of the
archbishop, and the government
buildings and the official residence of
the president of the republic
The residence of the president, called the Casa Verde, It a low building, painted dark green, with white
I facings, and occupies one entire tide
of (he square. It Is chiefly Interesting from the fact that It was the
home of the old Spanish viceroys,
and it was in one of its rooms that
the great Capt. Pizarro was assassinated.
While it is of great historic Interest, the city ot Lima possesses fow
architectural merits. Many ol its
finest buildings and monuments were
either destroyed or damaged beyond
repair by the victorious Chileans or
by the revolutionists. The facade
ot the cathedral ia pitted with bullet holes and many other prominent
buildings bear the marks of sanguinary strife.
President Jots Pardo. who will l-s
the central figure among the entertainers of ' tho American naval officers, is one of the most Interesting
personalities in South America. Ho
is tho ombodyment of the progressive spirit which ln the past fow
years has done wonders in developing the natural resources of Peru
and the place Is abrest ot the times.
He ls a warm admirer of the United States and haa lent the aid of
hit Influence in making it possible
for American capital to flnd a safe
Investment In Peruvian railways, tho
power companies and in the rich
mines which aro unexcelled ta any
part of the world. President l'ardo
was olected In 1904 and his term of
office will expire this fall.
NEW YORK, Feb. 17.—Foster M.
Voorhees, i former attorney genoral of
New Jersey, and Frank G. Combes,
of Philadelphia, who wero indicted
by tht Grand Jury last week on
charges of perjury, following nn Investigation of tlie Banker's Life Insurance Co., of this city, surrender
themselves to thc district attorney
They were promptly nrrainged bo-
fore Justice Dow-ling In tho Supremo
court and gave bonds of £2,500 each.
The Indictment Is out of an annual
report of the Bankers Life Insurance
Company in 1004. At that time
Vcorhcos wus president and Combes
was secretary ot tho corporation.
Tb.is report, signed by both, declared that $20,000 of tho dividend
of the company wns not duo to
stockholders. Tho superintendent of
insurance and the district attorney
investigated the report and tlie indictments followed.
■_— s
* London, Feb. 18— The thlp- *
* building ttrike along the Tyno '
* which already hat lasted over a '
* month, ls likely to be greatly -
* extended by a lockout,    which *
* comet Into effect at the end of '
* the present    week, and by    a *
* strike of the allied trading en- '
* ginoers who havo voted by    an •
* overwhelming majority against •
* a reduction of wages. '
Cobalt, Ont., Feb. 17—At a largely attended meeting of tho citizens
of Cobalt Saturday night a resolution was unanimously carried to divide the province, making the enormous revenue now going out of the
district available for tho purpose of
building good grades, bridges, and
other Improvements.
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TIFLIS, Feb. 17.—Reports receiv.
ed here from Armenia declare that
all the Turkish ui-my reserve force
in Van, Much and the other viats of
minor importance have been called
to tho colors, and are proceeding to
the frontier. At tbo same time a
league of all the Turkish revolutionary parties is increasing tho revolutionary agitation. Appeals and pro
clniiiutioiu are being issued, exhorting tho population to protest in every possible way against tho warlike
plans of the Sultan. The league
holds that war would be especially
disastrous nt the present timo. as
there is a   famine in Asia Minor.
At Tiflis tlio apprehension of hos-
tilltles has not abated. Tho Russian military authorities have ordered that nil horses in tho Caucasia
suitable for military purposes he registered. The doctors ot Tiflis hold
a meeting anil volunteered their services in cnso of war.
The concentration of Turkish ■ re-
servos on the Persian and Russian
frontiers in Asia Minor is an outcome of tho border difficulty with
Turkish troops crossed the Persian
frontier ln the vicinity of Urablnh,
and committed depredations. Under
her treaty obligations Persia objected to this and commenced tbe concentration of a strong force on tho
frontier of the Caucasius.
This show of military action ls
thought to have been sutliciont to
put a stop to the Turkish aggression and the Russian movement was
to havo been discontinued.
If the reports from Armenia are
true tho difficulty down in Asia
Minor which is closely connected with]
the railroad aspiration of the powers in the balnnco may assume serious aspects.
SAN FRANCIS'.'O, Feb. 17.-At a
meeting ta , tlio Y.M.C.A, head ..miters, the Bev. N. G. Poon Chow,
editor of the Chinese World, Bald
that China waa raising an army ol
ono million to drive tbe European
nations from the empire.
But she will never be a menace
to America," said the editor, "because among other things we have
leuined recently is that the United
States is the only nation on eartl
with a  conscience."
The Journalist talked on "Shinese
possibility and Churches' Responsibility," and he interspersed his address with epigrams and figures ol
truo Chinese terms.
China," he continued, "is Just a-
wakening from her slumbers, and
sho is getting ready to go to arms.
Whon she does she will send Qer
many, Russia, France, England, and
othor robbing and thieving nations
home in a hurry. It Russia ever
tries again to grab any Chinese territory we will fill hor full of gory
holes :uBt as Japan did. China ls
destined to bo the greatest nation ou
Servant girls in Boone, la., have
organized a union, ond ln future
will refuse to work as domestics for
less than tt a day.
At tho seventh annual session of
the New York State Federation of
Worklngmen, held recently in Syracuse, the federation pledged Its support to    the Women's Trade Union
eau'iie in its efforts to organlzo tin
womon workers of the state.
The Metal Workers' Union at Minneapolis is making preparations to
institute a now union composed of
can workers. Tho workers of theso
factory and assortment workers nnd
crafts aro tinners, and thoro are a
large number employed ta the local
Tho Calitornia state federation of
labor hat passed resolutions condemning President Roosevelt and
Secretory Metcnlf for their attitude
In relntlon to Japanese.
The now denth hcnoflt system of
tho Hatters' Intomntlonnl Union
calls for 1100 for tho first five years
or less and Increases at tho rato of
$10 for ench year tho man has boon
a  member.
St. rotersburir. Fob. 14.— Accord.
Ing to tho proes despatches received
here tho Ohlncso authorities havo established custom houses on thoMnn-
ehurlan frontlos nnd reinstated tho
collection of custom duties on Russian imports.
• POTTSVILLE, Pa., Feb. 18.
• All but   ono   of the 18    nun- '
• ert who woro entombed yester- •
• day    ta   tho~Mldvalo colliery •
• wero    rescued early this morn- •
• Ing.    Ono of the minors    was •
• killed   following    tho accident '
• which entombed the mon,    and f
• two woro Injured.     Tho others •
• appeared nono tho worse    for •
tholr experience.
The Canadian Bank
Of Commerce
B. E. WALKEB, President.
ALEX. LAI'iD, General Ma- ager
A. E IRELAND, Superintendent
of Brut clies.
Paid-up capital $10000000
ntn 5000,000
Total Assets.. 113,000000
Brai c1-as throughout Canada and in the United States and England
Farmers1   Paper   Discounted.
SAVINGS BANK department
Ve\ osits of $1 und upwards received, und intere-t allowed at
currcin rates. The depositor is subject to no delay whatever in
the witl diiiwul of ihe who'e or uny part of the deposit.
1:80 a. in., to 13.    4 p.m., to I p.
in.    8 p.m., to 8:30 p.m.
 L. Ii. DeOEX, ttanager
President anil Managing Director.
IB0. 0  T-ICKARD. t?3
Hoi intnry-Troosursr.     tig
Meals Served at all 'lours.
First Class
Private Rooms
For Ladles
Clam Chowder and Oysters
W.E. MOORE   -    proprietor.
The Jones Hotel
Gatacre Street.
Painter & Paperhangip
Has received the agency of
one of the best American
Picture Enlarging Firms.
Cull in and see Sptc'n ens.
Stove Wood
Out by White Labor Oily.
Exp 'esse an
P.O. Box 54 Phoae 44
Dealer In All Kinds ot
•Heats Delivered free of charge om tke
Shortest Notice.
All Home Cured
Roberts St. Butcher
Union Brewing Co.
Lndysmith, B. O.
SEATTLE, Feb. 10.—With untold
quantities of gold almost within
tholr graap, hundreds of prospectors
who are ducking into tbe Suaitna
country have been forced to beat a
retreat to Valdez and Fairbanks to
avoid starvation, according to W.
II. Merritt, who cumo from tho north
on the Str. Saratoga Monday lor
tho purpose of buying machinery.
There is all kinds ol gold there,
Morrltt said today. "Men are getting out from ?20 to »80 a pan liy
the stoping process, and labor (a
paid *ia to $18 a day, but thore
ls no use tor anyone to go In there
unless ho hat grub. Ilundredt have
Juat found this out and havs been
obliged to return to Fairbanks, 150
miles away, or to Valdez, 800 miles
distant, to get supplies.
"I know of one party Irom Fairbanks that was obliged to turn back
after It had succeeded in getting
within twonty mllos ol Ewan, tho
now town f*at Is springing up IP
ths valley."
— 4	
Representative Fulton, of Oklahoma, has Introduced a hill tho purpose of which Is to engraft the principles of the- Initiative, the referen
dtim nnd tho recall upon the constitution of tho TJnlted States by tho
of constitutional amendments.
arid P astry
Always Fresh on Hand.
Wedding and Party Cakes Mads to
. Fruits nnd Cnmllos of All Kindt
Prices nre    very   reasonable.    All
Oustomors treated alike.
On the Esplanade.
Ladysmith, B. O.
• Now York, Fob. 17- Tho di-  •
• roetors of tho Standard Oil Co. *
• declared a quarterly    dividend *
• of Hfi por sharo.    The    samo  •
• amount was paid in ths corree-
• ponding quarter last year.
Full Btock of Mlnert' Tools.
Ship Repelling West
A SpedaltT
AU Undt ot Blaekamlthlng
Dont at Short Notice.
***%%%a>%%0*«s%%%%aa4vs>a>s>sil ,,-.,: '-..■'..,-. -
tAPtJSMITH STAtoAflD,   ttfiDkaSDAV, t*E)BRtTAHV i9th, 1908,
A complete rouge" or Lndica
Panama Olpth Skirts, in
shades of Drown, Blue and
Black, at keenest prices.
Latest Styles.   A   select t
mgo of short semi-fitting A
weed,   Silk fonts,   A  lull J
range of Now Raincoats.
ment against  'v      uited opposition
The t1 . viiing of the bill to hi
corporate   the    Hudson Bay Pacifi,
Railway Company took place.
A number of bills wen.1 committel
and will be reported tomorrow. The
house in committee, again considered the University Bill, hut rose ami
reported progress. *J, A. Macdon-
al i moved to strike out the section
denling with the grunting of theological degrees by theological colleges
In affiliation with the university but
this was voted down.
Tho Speavor took tho chair at 3
' .t£lr^^^ ' ' '"" -""^ '' ■A"^^'-'-:-j—-r"-' ■^■^■f&sm
i^WtfltV sVtffa-tfs^ttti
slightest Injury, as they would not
be aguin employed. And even when
men were killed, their widows darud
not seek damages, lest their children
be practically driven out of tbe district.
Hon. Mr. McBride— Mr. Speaker, I
wish to take up two or three of the
statements of my hon. friend. I am
told sir, that 1 have been deceived
by' ollicials :ot„iny department. Well,
uiy hon. friend, in that case must refer, to the inspectors of my depart-j
ment. Theso gentlemen are three
in number, but not one of them was
appointed by this government,   and |
) ft<SA*tVlfc>V*W-^W--*^Wq !
Two dozen Muslin Waists,
Cream, with Polka Dots, in
shades of Brown, Bluo, nnd
Black.    Special Price, 95c.
A lu I i ass
from,  ii't
ami up.
irtim'tU to ohoos
irlcos from 3-1.2
A few dozen sample Muslin Drosses for Children,  to ho offer
ed at Special Reductions.
•%--f> t^%afc^^»^»-% -ft*. ^.-„
The bricklayers who havo beon engaged in building the scats for tho
new Smelter boilers, finished their
work on Monday and left for Victoria yesterday morning.
A marble Masonic keystone, somewhere between the Hunk and 'Fourth
Avenue, via High Streot. Finder
please return to this office.
Mr. T. Spratt met with an accident in the mine on Monday. Ho was
able to walk home, but he wus rather badly bruised,and the doctor feared internal injuries. However, Mr.
Spratt rosted ,airly well on Monday
The Knights of Pythias have now
completed all their arrangements for
the dance which they arc giving in
the Opera House on Friday night.
The Ladysmith orchestra has beon
secured and there will be Scottish,
English and Canadian lancing. Tho
grand march is timed fcr 9 o'clock
p.m., and dancers are requested to
put in a prompt appearance. Tickets
are now on sale at 12,50 per couple;
spec al rates for single ladies und
A very successful dance was given
jin Johnson's old store ut Extension
I on Friday evening. A special train
ran from Ladysmith, and a large
number accepted their invitations.
The store had been till daintily do-
cocatod. walls and ceiling mostly in
yellow and red und presented a pleasing appenriineu. Tho floor also was
<iu good condition and a most enjoyable evening was spent. Louden's
orchestra from Namiiim,, supplied the
music. The organizing committee was
composed of the .Misses 11. F, West-
wood, M. H. McKenzle- and M. M.
McKenzle, and of Messrs. J{, D, Bryden, Dr. J. J. Mulliri and H. W. Mc-
S. H. Reynolds, former city engineer of Winnipeg, arrived iu Victoria
on Saturday and &ill tako up his
residence on Vancouver Island. He
•will be manager of the coal mines
•which are at present being operated
by the Arbuthnot syndicate near Nanaimo, including the coal measures
formerly known as the Fiddick
Ladysmith people will have an opportunity on Saturday night of hoar
Ing the Rev. A. W. McLeod, whoso
tWrmcns on labor topics in Nunuimu
have caused a regular flutter In tho
dovecotes of orthodoxy. The rovor-
«nd gentleman will deliver an ad.
dress in the Finn Hall under tlie auspices of the local Socialist party.
Mr. Hawthornthwaite remarked a]1 o£ ^eiii have been officials of tho |
that statements had been given out | department and members of the civil
by the department of mines with re-,aervit;e *«r ?ome Ws* witn *,0fcrftrd
spect to tho number of Orientals em- to two of &***> complaints • were
ployed in these mines, and especial.| absolutely groundless. And speak-
ly underground, had been mislead-,1^ for "WW. » the minister in
ing and incorrect. But ho did not cmu'£e of tho department ot mines, Ij
charge the minister of mines with have nothing to say in respect to
deliberately misleading the house in these gentlemen except to express the
this respect.     On the contrary,    he strongest possible confidence in these
! was quite satisfied that the minister  officials.
hod been himself deceived; although It ia an easy .thing to make '-%
tho     result in either case was     the charge against civil service   ofllcials,-
'snme.    Many accidents had occurred but we frequently find in such    in-
i si ltd undoubtedly these were due to stances that there is no foundation
the incompetency of these mon   who for the charges.    This proved to bd
| were employed on faco work, and the the fact in the cases of Messrs.' Mc
public in this province was not a- Ciregor and Dick when an investiga
woro of tho facts. tion took place.     And if any direct
The first minister had told the complaints, framed along the lines
houso that tho Oriental miners lu °' the charges, which are now pro-
Cumberland mines received the same -"erred by my hon, friend, are sub-1
wages which wcro paid to white mitted to my department I shall ba
minors. But he found in W. L. only too pleased to order a strict
Mackenzie King's report on Oriental ing,uiry to be made, and to see that
Immigration that these men's wages every possible facility shall be given
varied from SI.50 to §1.90 a day.''or a very full and very complete
The hon. the flrst minister had been investigation.
deceived on this point by the com- Mr. Speaker, when I was address
pany by whom scores of these Orion*[ing the house the. other day on this
tals were employed underground in'subject, I had in my. opinion at any
defiance of tho law. Ho was inform-Irate every justification for every
od that this company employed .io'l statement which I gave to my hon.
whites and 1,780 Orientals in that friend, who now telle the house that
town, and that upwards of 1,000 nf on his information 300 white men,
thc hitter wero working underground [and 1,750 Orientals are employed at
Union mines.
Tlie concert and social given in tlio
mission room of St, John's Mission
Church last night was a great success. The entertainment had been organized ' tlio United Guild of the
Church; and groat credit is due to
the organizing committee for the
manner in which thoy discharged
their duties. Tlie concert was most
enjoyable. There were some ""ood
songs, finely sung, and this part of
the programme was greatly appreciated. 'So also was tlie supper
which followed, and then the remainder ct the evening was spent iu
A four-roomed house just off Fifth
'Avenue, Full lot, cleared and fenced. I
1400 cash takes everything. For particulars apply A. Brown, Ladysmitli.
In the matter of nn application for
a duplicate certificate of Title to
lots three and four (B and 4) Block
twenty nine (29) Map 70:,n. Townsite
of Ladysmith.
Notice Is hereby given thut it is
my intention at the expiration of one
month from the first publication here
of to issue a Duplicate Certificate of
Title to the above land issued to
Mary Davies on the 28th dov of Julv
1903, and numbered 7945c
Registrar Oeneral,
Land Registry Office, Victoria. B. C,
the 11 day of February, 1908.
Fresh Eastern Oysters at the
DETROIT, Feb. 18- A Free Tresi
special from Kilos, Mich., says: Rev.
Father Andrew Salmon was instantly killed and Rev. Father Murphy
was perhaps futally injured yesterday at South Bend, Ind., when their
cutter was struck hy an electric car.
They were unable to .turn out of tho
way of thu cur owing to the fact
that they were caught butween .,
snow drift and a sandbank. Both
priests have been connected with Notre Oaiiio college.
One Week Only
Sultt from 112.00 to 114.00
on tals (or  $8.00
Buit« from S22.50 to 138.00
'or 119.80
Alto big reductions in Neck-
Ties, regular up to 76c in sll
tht different stylet, on sale
I"   36c
Bowt, Strings, Dsrbys, selling
lor ~:  10c
William's Block
An important announcement was
inndo ut the sitting of the legislature
yesterday by Hon. K. U. Tatlow,
minister of (lnance. This was to tha
elTecl that thc government has been
considering! a reduction of tho personal projierty tax anil at next session thoy will probably bring ln a
measure reducing It materially.
Mr. Tatlow, In answer to a question upon tho order, staled that the
government had considered thc ad
viability of handing a portion of
the tux over to the municipalities
but had later deemed it proferable to
remit it direct to the individual.
Tho session was marked by the debato upon Mr. Hawthornthwaite's re
solution looking to a commission
to Inquire into tho situation in the
coal mines. Mr. Hawtliurnthwaii.u
in his preamble alleged that most of
the laws for protection and relict of
the miners woro set st naught. He
specifically staled that at Comox
there woro many hundred Asiatics
oiuplo.vod who know nothing of Ent-
lish, and who through tholr Ignorance were a monnce to the lives ol
the whito minors.
His romurks brought lion. Richard
McUrldn to his foot In defence uf thf
mines department, and tno nill'lnl-i
under It. He referred lo the inspection of dial mines under lho act In
highly ouloglstlc terms, nnd maintained that thot'o waa no necessity
for an enquiry for no spoclllc complaints had evor boon received by the
The miners had thoir hoard ol ox-
amlners ln tho tlllTcrcnt colllorlos.
j The miners nt Comox woro so satisfied with condi I ions that they nover
availed themselves of the right to
appoint an oxamltier. Thoy had
been satlsfiod to leave this to tho
Mr. Macdonald did not express an
opinion as to the Justice of Mr. Haw
thornthwalte't contentions, nor hnd
had he anything to sny against thc
mines departments. He thought
that the best Interests of tho province would lie served by having an
onqulry, however.
The resolution was voted down on
n   straight   party vote, tho govern-
in open defiance of the law, ns fur
ns the examinations were concerned.
Theso men were not qualified, and
as a rule were an undesirable class
Tor employment underground. It was
well known that it was the policy of
this company to favor the employment of no other clnss underground,
holding thnt the Orientals wore moro
ileslrablo for this purpose that the!
ordinnry whito labor, for this was
most unfair to other corporations In
the province which only employed
white men: fur this was the only
company in the province which used
this clnss of labor.
The miners themselves were practically helpless in tho matter. It was
true that these men were supposed
to elect a member of the mining
hoard: but if one of these men tooi-
the position and did his duty, ho
would assuredly lose his Job In 24
hours. And if all tho members of
trades unions in the mines were not
lischnrgetl. trnr* s union officials un-
question---',, would lose their positions.
It. was impossible for the men work
ing in those mines to form unions,
und to obtain-nrotection in this way;
nnd thoy had abeolutely to depend
upon the government anil thisjiouae
for tho protection of their lives. For
ho insisted, that these men wero not
and had not been rocolvlng tho protection which they should get.
It was said that injured men could
obtain compensation, hut tho fact
wns that they simply dure not take
advantago of the law, even for    tho
My hon. friend does
not giive tho source oi his information, but I would take it that it
comes from some one in that local
iiy. My information on tho subject
however, is more direct, and is of a
depnrtmentnl nature, and the figures
are as follows:
Employed by the Wellington Colliery at Comox underground: Chinese
miners 52, runners 13, mule drivers
'M, laborers on roads, etc., 39; and
iy white miners as helpers, and not
paid by the company, 122, making a
total of 2R0; whilo these are the figures for the Japanese: Miners 37,
runners 8, mule drivers 6, laborers
on roads, etc., 12; and employed by
white minors and contractors as help
crs and paid entirely by them, 82,
making a total of Japanese of 146;
or a grand total of 405 Asiatics
employed underground, of whom 204
nro employed and paid by miners
and contractors, and 201 are e
ployed nnd paid by the company.
Parker Williams stated that If
there were only time enough it wouli"
ho found thot there wcre the full 1,
700 Asiatics working at Comox, as
the member for Nanaimo had slated.
The government a week or so ago
had said that there were 23(1. Todny they numbered 405.
Mr. Williams farther stated tbat
he would mako tho assertion, and
if the premier would appoint the
commission, would prove before it
that the Mongolian did not rocotvo
the sumo rato of wages in tho Comox mines us tho white miner.
Children's Tams in Nav- Dluc
with Red lining. Regular 40c.
Special   25c
Ladies' French Flannel Waists,
just '-doz. left. Regular 13.50.
Special   11.95
ladies' Flannel Night downs,
in Plain and Stripes. Regular
$1.25.   Special   75c
Boys' Caps, in Navy and Tweed
eJIIects.   Special   25c
(    A. B. HILBBRT
Telephone, 1 2-4
NanaiiinTIi C.
N|clr)tyre Foundry &
Stove Gornpany, Ltd.
Lad; smith, B. 0.
dr. %& dm
All Work Guaranteed.
New Store
Newly Stocked
All Kinds of Wall Faptr.
Cloture   Framing a SpeoialtJ.
High Street. I
Pefc r Inkster
Ready for all kind of
Miss Slant, of Cumberland, is at
present tho guest of her sister, Mrs,
J. V, McKay.
Mr. A. Bryden returned from a trip
to Victoria Monday morning.
. Mrs. Easthom left yesterday morning for her home in Seattle,
Mr. L. Francke was In town this
Mr. H. Wilson went down the line
this morning.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Wheat loft town
yesterday for the Nicola Valley.
Mrs. Young, of Gatacre street, whc.
has been seriously ill with blood-poisoning, is beginning to improve.
Mr. J. W.
Coburn was. in town this
The Rev. R. A. Heath went down
the line this morning.
Mrs. and Miss McKinlcy went down
thc lino this morning. •
Mr. T. Frost was in town this
morning. Mr. Frost is thinking of
going up to Prince Rupert together
with Mr. J; J. McKinnon.
Assortment of Bamboo Goods.
Largs Assortment of Fancy   China-
ware and Glaaswars, Etc.
Phone 18.
First Avsnus
Leave Orders with Blair A Adam.
Telephone 9-4,
111    UU +4+4.4+4.^
Instructions given ln all tht ItUtt
Fancy Work at
Miss F. Uren
Roberta Street, IttdrsiaMh.
Miss Conlin   returned
Monday morning.
to town  on
PEKIN, Feb. 18— In view ol the protest lodged by China a-
galnst the establishment of a municipal administration by Russia
at Harbin, the Russian minister to China, M. Pokotllou" haa communicated to the representatives of tho powers an explanation of ths
Russian position.
He says tho Uussl-n terms iu this matter ars Justified by the
convention with China giving Russia the right to administer their
lands in Manchuria.
Although the Russian municipalities In Manchuria are being established, as in tbo cose ot Harbin, for instance, tho procedure ls
a source of anxiety to China, especially In viow of the attitude assumed by Japan.
The Tokio government la making extensive plans to follow the
example of Russia and set up ex-territorial municipalities In Manchuria to accommodate the Increasing Japanese population,
Miss Ooodridgo left for her home
on Monday aftor spending a tew days
with Mr. and Mis. W. Sanderson, of
White Street.
Mr. Noot, who has been npondlng
a fow days with his son, thc Gatacre street jeweler, left for homo on
Monday. .   .
Mr. Robt. Bryden wont down to
Victoria on Monday.
Mr. Russell Simpson returned to
town on Monday.
Messrs. Williams and Hawlhorn-
thwalto returned to their parliamentary diitlos at Vlotorla on Monday.
Mr. John Mulr returned to business
on Monday.
Miss Beverldpe spent tho weok end
in Nanaimo, returning on Monday
morning. •
Miss Mebius returned to her duties
on Monday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. r. Mowatt came
down from Nanaimo on Monday
Mr. G. Fletcher was in town on
K. or p. DANCE
Friday Night, February 2lat, '06
Choicest Fruits
Clgan.  Tobaccos.   Soft Drinks
-# 1908 &
Saturday, Febr'y 22d, 7.301>. m.
Excellent Boarding
Special Meal Tickets for
the Week
Mrs. D. C WHITE,
'__:   ' ....     'Prtprletrtte,
lim-f.  _.&■'      ,  '_.'
Trains Leave Ladyimith
Daily st 9 a. m.
Wednesday,    Saturday   and   Sunday
At 9:00 and 15:58.
For Victoria.   -
Trains Arrive at ladysmith
Dally at 11:57.
Wednesday,   Saturday   and   Sumliiy,
At 11:57 and 17.55.
From Victoria.
GEO. I. COUIlT(flr\y
District Passenger Agent.   -
103 Government St., Victoria
and every reauisitc
For Stylish Hair Dressing.
Dainty and Elaborate.
Call round anil see tboni,- Indies.
ill III
THAN WOOD. . . _
H. Thornley
Notlcs It hereby given that 1 intend to apply to ths Board of Li
canting commissioners ol ths Municipality of Ladysmith at their next
■regular meeting for a transfer of the
wholes-tit liquor Llotnse now held
by me for the premises occupied by
mt tnd tltuate on Lot 9, Block 01,
lo the smld Olty of Ladysmith, from
myself to August Pint. ""
Ltdystnith,    B. O., jMUi January,
1908. i
•The United Guild of St. John't
Mission will hold a Musics! Social In
the Church of England Mission Room
oh Tuesday, Feb. 18th. Admission,
95 cents. The proceeds will bt devoted to tbt Sunday School
fhilpott's Restaurant
b tbt Place far
Notice Is hereby given that an application will be made to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of
British Columbia for an Act to la-
corporate a Company with power to
equip, build, maintain and operate a
line of railway of standard er other
gauge to be operated by steam, electricity or other power for the carrying of freight, uateengers and express from a point situated on Section Fourteen (14) or Fifteen (IS) In
Raage Five (V,) Cranberry District,
or Seotlon Fourteen (14) Range Six
(VI.), Cranberry District; thence
south-easterly by the molt feasible
route to a point situate on Oyster
Bay in Oyster District, a dlstanos of
about twelve miles more or lost—
with authority alto to oonetruot,
equip, maintain and opeiata branches
from Mme to time from any point
or points of tht proposed railway •
with power also to construct and operate telegraph and telephone lines
fot tht purpott of its business and
for tht public; with power to own,
utt and operate water powtrt convenient to tht road, railway and
other purpoiet, and with such other
powen and privileges at are usually
givtn to Railway Companies.
Solicitor! for Applicant;
Dated at Victoria, B.C., thit 15th
day of January, 1908.
Notice la. hereby given that after
thla data I shall not be rospontiblt
for any debts contracted by my wife
Teresa 0. Kay. All bills and
counts agalnBt me must be
at once,
Ladyemlth, Feb. 8th, 1908.'  ' IS-M.
At once, Flrat-class general tailor.
Wages 10 per cent, higher than Vancouver rates. Apply, A. ftaarlo,
Box 341, Ladyimith, 11.0.


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