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Array DUNCANS &  LADYMITH  ��������� '   .      APR 14 J905..  r  Daily Ledger  LADYSMITH  & DUNCANS  I  ft-  ^  VOL. 2,  THURSDAY,  APRIL  13,  lrOl.  PRICE  FIVE CENTS  COMBINE AGAINST  .     CUNARD LINE  Tsans^Ocean   Traffic May   be  Cut! Before the Season is  Fairly Started  The Directors Claim They  are  Receiving Encouragement from  England and America  (Associated Press Despatches.)  Liverpool,  April 13.���������At the annual'meeting of jhe. shareholders of the  Cunard line here  today  Lord  Inver-  clyde,  the chairman,  announced  that  the  shipping combine had-intimated : ,h��������� r,,,,,. ..������������������      , ,. ^k  its'inability to carry out one of the '    f     ������'*     ',M "^ thccom^ne- ll*  most important clauses* oi> W-?tut l***-^ l������ "* ^^ aS���������^  m'eiit recently arriv ed at anS con e-   T ?? i^Tl ^ W"re ^  fluently all .the tenativc arraWmen^ "^   ������ U?l������lA ^  The onai^  between  the,   .Cu,.ard"lu^lTS I ^Idbd,0TOd- lhat  the *���������*������������**������  Continental,    lines and the combine  were in operation.   He_t.was unable  say  if the  present  rates  would  maintained.    He considered  that  policy the Cunard line followed  the past was the only possible  and believed that the Atlantic ���������  ping  ��������� combine ��������� was   aimed direc  .against the.Cunard line.  ���������add combine,against Cunard'   ("add) struggle.  JEFFERSOHIAN IDEAS 08-  SQLETE  The University of Virginia  Makes a departure from  all Methods  Eighty Years  ago and the  Present Time show  Vast Changes  (Associated Press Despatches.)  UNIIEDSTATES AHD J^PiN  Conditions and Events Before the War Commenced  in the East  There Seems to be Some  Question as to When War  Was Declared  Jefferson i an  Beyond the loss of revenue caused  ,by the rate war, Lord Invcrclyde  said he did not rcgrst a single step  taken. There was at- present no agreement between the Cunard line and | template      a president.  wrote" into its charter  that govern  Charlotesville, Va., April 13.���������Dr.  Edward Anderson, alderman, was installed president of the University of  Virginia today.   Much  interest  was  attached to the event as marking tho,   ... ,  ������..���������< ���������i.���������        ���������    ji ,   ,       ,    eminent  in announcing to lie , Amer-  first change in the governmental  pol- 5        "���������<- ^vuic*.  icy of the institution established  . v , can nii,lis^i' at Tokio  on February  (Associated Press Despatches.)  Washington, D. C, April 13.���������Official correspondence made public at  the stale department today discloses   the  fact that  the   Japanese' "ov-  Jl PUN OUTLLuu ���������,  RUSSIA  For the FormaCion of a Parliament That Will  Satisfy  If Satisfactory the Emperor  Will Appoint OneHd!  the House  (Associated  Press Despatches.)  St. Petersburg, April 13.���������The ic-  port that foimer Minister of the n-  terior Piince Svialopolk-Mirsky will  leliun to public life as_president of  the Rescript Commission, although  not officially confirmed, creates much  ���������satisfaction,     as his sympathy with  THE FLEETS ARE  CR ATAINL Y AT SEA  And    Apparently Every   One  Trying to Keep Track of  Them is Also at Sea  The Only  News Given Out  Conflicting=Fight Not  Yet On.  s  is  Thos.     JelTcison   eighty   years   ago. ic*-������.  of last year,  the  breaking     of   the Pnnail)le ,of  popular representation is  well known.    Numerous stor-  not  regret  the sacrifices  nee  simplicity   of   govern- j diplomatic  relations, of  Russia,  as-  that hostilities would  hot begin until  ' after a declaration , convention  ment should be administered -.by      a  board  of  regents,  a chairman ���������'     for  -which     should    be  annually  elected  from", among the  professois.  The  recent    'development of the university  men. U, thc ,���������������������.������������ du, no, oo,;- ������������������������,,     ,,lm    Ulal ^^ ������������������,���������,,   fJJ" ^ *���������Jb =' *������*  ... . . oi      (lis coining parlia-  had  been  made.    The corrcsponcbnce   meat.       The Associated Piess  ��������� ������-"���������.'*������"���������ii-u ������������-i-.������.       mi;  -issoeiaicu i*tess    can  comprises so muchjof the diplomatic stale that they aie-premature   Coun-  exchanged   between> Washington    ���������nd tlcss plans Iwe been submitted   Uic  Tokio  as   the department thinks  it favorite one  being a parliament'eom-  expedisnt  GRAND TRUNK  HELD MEETING  London,   April   13.-The  stockholders of the Grand -Trunk". Rail way   of  Canada at their semi-annual meetinb  . today under the presidency of      *>jr  Charles Rivers Wilson, adopted    -he  report of the directors after a brief  speech by the chairman.   The' statements  nude were devoid  of  general  interest except thc construction     of  the Lake Superior branch, which will  commence in  June, and the building  of the Prairie branch in July.     Sir  Charles congratulated the stockb   J-  ers on the financial association     of  the     Rothschilds .   with  the  Grand  Trunk Railroad,  in connection with  the     flotation  of  the recent  Grand  Trunk Pacific bonds.  ANOTHER .  CONGRESS  known throughout the stale as a  temperance advocate, committed suicide today by drowning. Ill health  and ' a shock ��������� following the violent  death of a son in'Connecticut ..re  thought to have unbalanced l.er  mind. Mrs. Johnson was 70 years of  age. .  o r  -   FAMOUS   LAWYrER. DEAD. , J-  .  Worces ter, Mass'.,' Apri 1  13 .���������A.. E '  Belisle,      one of the     most   widely  of  , Washington,- D.O., April 13'.- The  Belgium goycrnment .has formally invited' lhe .United' States government  to send an Official delegation to par- I known' French Canadian    Lawver  licipate man international congress   New England, diedjierc today.'  at.Mons, Belgium, beginning Septcm- '  ber 25th next,  at which the following  topics will  be discussed:    Commercial   -and.     technical '' education,  science of statics, political economy,  customs, tariffs, navigation, colonization, diplomatic and consular service  and  in general,  means of promoting  oommerce and civilization.     The invitation to the governmentJias been  supplemented by a circular note sent  to the universities and colleges     of  America, and to all institutions and  persons  interested in   the study     of  SHOT BOY AND  HIS MOTHER  -*-  Evidently  THE GUN.  the   Cumberland  economy and to attend the congress.  -a  AFRAID TO SAIL.  San     Francisco,  Cal.,  April 13.���������  Gun  Fear of Russian interference      with  begin  until after tli'e0deelaration of  war.  In an interview the'minister of foreign affairs went over tlie whole  course of the negotiations, directed  special attention to the extreme pa  tience and moderation of the attitude of Japan, and .stated that alter  having asked the Russian govern,  ment five times to expediatc a replv, IT"  and,waited three weeks,  n0 alterna- ' '  five remained but to act."  On the following day the correspondence shows-that Minister "Gris-  com reported that the departure of  the Russian minister would take  place on February ,12th. On February 11th, subsequent to the receipt  of thc news of the torpedo attack  upon the Russian fleet at Port Arthur on February ,9th, Minister Gris-  iot  j parliamentary  body.   It  is  the    de  lay which has destroyed popular confidence in the sincerity of the government and which lead to the attorneys' congress to undertake an active united propaganda by all the  liberal professions in behalf of constitutionalism. TJie press has' won  a very considerable victory in the decision of 'the press commission to le-  movc    the    censorship,from foreign  no alterna- I -"-s1*1?8,-    The  regulations,   howev-  n0 a������ema    ^  wil] nQt        inU) eJfcct ^^   ^  revision of the,press law is completer  COUNTY COURT  HELD TODAY  Club     are / getting     in shape far a contiabraud . laden steamships bound  match  of some kind.   'The following!101'   Jal,a|*ese  Ports   is   again  begin-  account of their first practice is ������������.���������    ni"g to a!TcCt snim,crs aml shiP ow������-  ..     _  . '        ra "8"  ers.    The steamship Doric,      which  sails today for .Japan, has. received  orders to go direct to Midway and  there await instructions. Her cargo  includes a large shipment of mess  uecf for Japan, about 300 tons of  leather and some machinery.  en in the Enterprise  On Monday evening last the Cumberland Gun Club held their first  shoot at their club grounds.  A large number of spectators were  present, while 'tis said some never  arrived who started. ' Better luck  next time! MORE  VICTIMS  OF   ERUPTION  It seemed as though tlie memhets Lahore> AI)lil 13.���������Later reports  were somewhat excited as the shoot lfr������m Mand1a- caPital of .Mandi state,  ing  was not on  a par  with that     of Say    at lcast four numlrc(l persons  St. Paul, Minn., April 13.��������� WiL-  liam Williams, 38 years of age, a  steam fitter, entered thc home of j l,aIaI),,1'ace:  Frederick S. Keller early today and  after some parleying, shot John Keller, 1.6 years of age, as he lay in  bed, then turned his revolver on th?  boys  mother.   Both victims  are fa-  tafly hurt.   No reason for the shoot- J Secretary Hay dated  May 5th last,  ing is known.  .... .At the session of Countv Court, tn.  com sent a brief telegram to the gov-   d,v Jim.**,,  rrn,-,-;^    ,       , L0"rli.,������  cn,���������Tt o, ������������;: U| ��������� u. onku  Xr^tL.1- <"S"  paiaphraco:      "Mr,   Griscom  repoi ts I    Wev     vi*.i*������!h������   fo.���������,-.T,ii    r   i  .i   t   ^      i    i -   i    " -       icisus   Campbell���������Judirment  ihat   the declaration of war was  is-   for ,)Jain1ifT with      ' a������������iuenl  sued on the 10th  inst." |    xV,u,  VorvUB   r ,   T   ,       T   ,  |     "Aid  veisus  Lot   Lake���������Judgment  Wo correspondence' showing light on   summons put ovcr to next term  the incident i.s connected in the not- !    Ah  Sam veisus  Ah  Wing-  e.s published.   Of interest i.s a note of   oveL.  movement of Admiral Rojestvensky's  squadron and his evident intention  to accept battle whenever Admiral  Togo chooses to offer it, has for the  present stilled all activities in (he  direction of peace, and the,foreign  despatches relating to the voyage'of  the sqiiiadron are followed with the  most intense interest.  Tlie admiralty volunteers no information     regarding       Rojestvensky's  plans,  whether his immediate destination is or is not Cape Padarin ton  the east coast of Cochin-China.) But  in naval circles the impression   prevails that the squadron will continue northward to the Straits of Formosa, where, if Admiral  Togo does  not elect to give'battle, or is defeated,   Admiral Rojestvensky  may seize  atemporaty bass in Japanese territory,  and it'ifc is considered  advisable he could there await the arrival  of Admiral Nebogatoff's division.   It  is rumored that there is a force    of  riflemen on board the Russian transports,  which could be landed for the  purpose of- co-operating with  marines.   However, naval men think   that  Vladivostock   is the only base that  the Russian Admiral has in view.  There is an embargo on news from  Vladivostock concerning the Russian  cruisers  Russia,  Gromoboi  and    Bo-  galyr, and -it     is supposed,  though  the admiralty does not admit     the  (Aasociated Press Despatches.)  St   Petersburg, April 13.-(5.50 p. 'miral  Rojestvensky's flcct.   It is de-  m.;-The     news-    of the northward    plorable,  but it  is true,  that   many  Russians would not welcome a ' defeat oi Admiral Togo, as that would  imply the defeat of their hope of reform.  EXZCT EOBITION OF FLEET.  ��������� Singapore,   April  13.���������The  Russian "  fleet was in latitude 8 degrees north'  longitude 18 degrees 55 min. east at  noon  April  11.   The Peninsular   and  Oriental  steamer  Nubia,   which   has  arrived here,  reports having  passed  no less than forty-two vessels there.  They were steering northward at   a  speed of, eight or ten knots.   The position o   the fleet was thenabout 300  miles north-eastward of the Natuna  Islands,   which  lie between  the Malay     Peninsular  and the northwest  'sition of the fleet, was then about 3C0  miles southeast of Cape St. Jaques.  This course indicates that the fleet '  was    not     going  to Saigon, French  Chchin-China.  THE LAND FORCES.   -  St.   Petersburg,   Apiil  13.���������A  des-  uatch from  Gunshu Pass dated yesterday, says the Russian advance, detachment     on     the Mandarine road   '  pushed  forward   April  11 'and   bom-'  barded Machantzy at midnight. , The   ' .  Japanese  infantry  and  cavalry  hurriedly, vacated the place.,  COLLIER RELEASED.  Singapore,   April  13.���������The  German  Collier   Hindoo,   which  was  refused '  supposition,   that  they have put  to  sea to effect a diversion ami prevent  mine laying.   Considerable irritation;  is manifested in naval circles at the  activity of British ships in Chinese  wateis,   which arc  reported  to     be  Stood  IV LIU  . , Soi"u half a dozen applicants who  to (lie Japanese minister at Wash- , made application through Barrister  ingtoii calling- his attention to thc ' Simpson, were made Biitish sub-  -circulation in  the Ameiican navy of  jecls.  a note from  the consulate general of, - ,  Japan  at  New York,  addressed     to1    Judge Harrison,        frank J. Dixon  and L.  K,  Nicholas,  are guests     at  last season, but on the whole consid  erably better thab the opening shoot  last year. The light was also somewhat defective towards the close,  consequently the birds escaped free  of damage. However, some fairly  good scores were made, especially by  the members of A and B class.  Last year's A class will have to  look to their laurels this season,  as -members of the other classes have  already started with a good   score,    j  D class  expects  to make a reputa-'  tion for itself  this  season.     In  fact  "The  Japanese service-in   the Unit-  led States  navy" soliciting  subscrip"  tions   to   Japanese   bonds,   contributions  to   thc  relief of Japanese soi-  thc Abbotsford.  The ladies  of  Ladysmith  are   oor-  dieis and sailors and in aid of     tic   diilk- invifmi   i~  ���������W     in     c.    -  ������  >  ,-, <-,-,.        ,   T main  united  to  attend    he Siinne  Red  Cross  Societies  of  Japan ��������� ���������"������������������"-���������- ;>i-l,������s  were killed in the city' by an earthquake. The palace, temples and residences were leveled. Estimates ������������������������  the number of persons killed at Sul-  tanpur, 30 miles southeast by south  of Ainritsar, vary from  200 Ad 700.  APPEALS TO PUBLIC.  Paris, April 13.���������General Vclutini  (thc Venezuelan consul) in the course  of an. interview .published today, r.p-  peals to the public opinion of France  in 'behalf of  the  course  adopted   by  President    Castro.      Ho   says     the  more birds were"broken"while" they I Fr.caCh CabIe Com-Pa,,y sccK's to sub"  wo��������� chnr.fi������������������  M-.���������nH���������., *2-_ .���������-      ...  stitute force through govern  j-gli government intervention  for tie usual  procedure of.  were shooting Monday than in      the  other   squads���������one     of the trappers,   (1     xr ,  while carrying a   load of blue rocl.s     ^ Venezuelan( courts,   and  asserts^  to the traps fell, with the result that" lhal  Venm,ela s actlon  against varl-  the     birds     were    all'Vlead once."  to i  though  the official  scorer failed  credit them as such.  Thc following  is  the  score;   Afteen  birds, three traps; known angles:  T.   E.  Bate    0000111 till.1010���������7  , ous foreign companies is due toi their  not fulfilling their engagements  and  to lending, support to the rcvolution-  lists.  E. Skinner .  L. Picket ...  Clias Grant .  F. Jaynes ...  F. I'iekard ..  R. Napier ...  B.  A'liderso-n  J.  Roe    O. Fechncr ...  .  101011011010.001���������8  10110-1010101011���������0  1.01111111101101���������12  .. 011101(1-0000010-6  000011010100111���������7  OOOO-liOl 1101001���������6  , CF1C0111 10010001���������7  011IV! 0  100101���������8  TEAMSTERS ON STRIKE.  Chicago,   Ills.,-April  13.��������� Notwithstanding a continuance  of  the strike  of   teamsters   and   garment   workers,  Montgomery     Ward    &   Co.,   today  started  out more  wagons   than     on  any previous day since,the teamsters  quit  work.   The  police  guards  with  the wagons were not so numerous as j  Ottawa,,  April  1.3.���������(Special)���������   A  new bill  for  the Eslquimalt and Nanaimo  Railway has been  introduced  into the House at Ottawa,  which is  agreeable to all parties.  It fixes the amount of securities  at  ?3O,fP0      per    mile    for   the actual  length  of road  constructed  or  under  construction.  It permits of arrangements being  made with the Canadian Pacific Railway. Nothing is to be permitted to  interfere with rights now existing between the province and company,  they being left in the same position  as at present.  MEAT PACKERS  Wlnle admitting  the rights of .Japanese     in  this countiy  to  subscribe  to or contribute to the objects mentioned,   the-    Secretary says-in his  note  to Mr.  Takahiia"that",   "It     i.s  umbshablc   that  such  contribution's  .should   be sought through the naval  official  channels   of  this government,-  and  he   therefore brings  the  matter  to your  attention with  the. request  that you, will inform the consular offices of Japan in the United  States  of  the  attitude  or   this  government  in  the matter.'''  The Japanese  minister gave     the  necessary instructions to the  Japanese consular  general  at New   York,  j The correspondence     includes a note  from the .Japanese minister-at Washington calling   the attention  of   this  government lo  the appearance of the  Russian ship Lena at San Francisco  and that the imperial (government expects   that  appropriate  measures   regarding the mat ter will be taken by  the United  States government without delay.    Several  days later     another note  reached tlie state depart,  ment from the .Japanese minister expressing the desire of-his government  that tlie officers and crew of the Lena he detained   in  tho  territory     of  he United  Stales  until  the   2nd of  Millinery opening tomorrow (Friday) at Simon' Leiser & Co. Ltd.,  and inspect the many novelties in  Parisian, New York and other stvl-  es.  ; clearance papers for Saigon, was released .-today, her captain agreeing to  deliver his cargo .through the British  consular at Saigon.  COAL FOR RUSSIANS.  Paiis,  April  1.3.���������Heir  Bekcl,   who  steaming from Hong Kong to Singa-|*s charged with  the duty of gather-  poic,  and  their action is attributed   ing together supplies of coal for the  to a desire to keep in touch with the j Russian second Pacific squadron has,  Russian  squadron,   and  report     the  according to a statement made to the  movements   to thc   world  at large,    St.  Petersburg correspondent of the  and to Great Britain's alley in  par-.Matin,  70.000  tons  at Saigon     and  ticular,  as happened in  the case of  ,'50,000 tons at Shanghai,  which     he  the  British  armored cruiser  Sutlej,   j expects      the Russian squadron will  which  arrived  at  Singapore  Straits   take on board.  Settlements  yesterday and reported IS LOOKING   FOR A-FIGHT,  having passed  thc  Russian     second       London,  April  13.���������The British  n,v  Pacific  squadron  at  daylight,   Apiil   val men comment on the lack of se-  COLL1RR  EDIPTI SOLD.  Steamer  Edith,   which  passed     up  yesterday    to Ladysmith from     San  Francisco,   says   (he     Examiner,   has  changed hands wii-hm  the past    few  days.    The stealer,  which was owned'by the Progresso Steamship-Company of New York, has been sold    to  the   Northwestern   Steamship     Company of Seattle to replace the seized  Tacoma.     The     price is not stated,  but  i.s believed     to be in the    neighborhood of $130,000.     The     stcaiiier  is   lobe     run   to Capo Nome us     a  freighter  by her  new  owners.       She  will      however,      make several  more  trips in the coal   trade  between     La-  dysiuith and San   Francisco before being sent north.  lllh, steaming northward. Minister  of Railroads Jfllkoff. has left St.  Petersburg for Siberia to superintend the movements of the Uans-Si-  bcrian railway and the inauguration  of the River service in Sib2ria.  RUSSIANS WANT TOGO TO WIN.  New York, Apnl 13.���������A St. Peters  burg despatch to the Times says:  "The majority 0f the people here display scant anxiety for news of   Ad-  ciccy regarding   Admiral   Rojestvensky's movements since his arrival in  far eastern waters.   The fact that he  is  keeping  to  the main trade route  although     knowing his squadron will  constantly  be  sighted  and  rcpo'ted  by passing steamships, they consider  clearly shows  that  the Russian  Admiral is keenly anxious to  .vieot  Admiral T6go, and fight it out to      a  finish.  SMELTER  RETURNS  INVITES SICK  AND INJURED  Thc smelter ran 10 days. 1906 tons Simla, India, April 13.���������Lady Cur-  of Tyee ore treated, giving a return , zon, wife of the vice-roy, has invit-  after  deduction  of freight  and  refill-   cd all the Europeans and Indians in-  -.?���������  AN EXCELLENT PL AN  llOOOHOlllb'Ml���������10   ������n |u'ev*0lls occasions.    One more ef-  E.  Eniede ...,   OlUillllOlOl'Ol���������10  The other     shooters    were  R.   E.  It is noe the"talk among the mei-n-  ,__-^_T T_-_ hers  of the three  link  lodges  to   un-  IN  TROUBLE !'hosLiUl,ies"   TlH" aclinff sccrctai'-v   of .������te all of Ladysmith'si   Oddfellows   in  state, Mr.      Adee, promptly replied, one lorhje, instead of as present, hav-  acknowledging   the note,  and  adding: ing three separate ones.     A' meeting  "In reply  I have the honor to state will  beheld  on Monday    evening    at  that the  president., exercising       his Harmony  Lodge  I In 11,'     to coisider,  prerogative  in  carrying out the beu- and  take steps in   this  direction.     If  trality   proclaimed  by  him,   had   s.1- united  there  will be  a nicmlKTship of  your 225,  a  treasurv of $13.0(0 and     the  ing charges of $33,0S6.  Owing to a cave   .in the mine,  output  will     be restricted   for  present.   *   ITS   DIFFERENT HERE.  Money is  Given Back Just for  Asking in Ladysmith.  ���������jured during thc recent earthquakes  the who are able to be moved, to como  the , to the Wal:kcr������'aiid Ripon hospitals at  Simla as her guests. The invitation  was sent through the Lieutenant-  governor of ihe Punjab .with.an intimation that she will gladly defray  [the expenses.  The  Chicago,   Ills.,   April   13.���������Two  'n-  dietments were returned today by the  'special  Federal grand jury'which is  fort to reach a settlement was made ! invesliBattnS   the,   business   moiii-vls   \rotidy,  before   the  receipt  of  representatives  of     the I ���������       l,acklllS companies.    < i-.ch   communication, taken the appropriate  iv n       o     T   r, ,    . iL-meaeo       i-'mnloviW     A-s-nninHn,,'   wal'rants werc issl,cd for   jll(; me" '"   steps to delain  the officers and crew  Walker-, 2;   J. ,!rucc, ,; A. Aml���������Son, ,<������& ^S^^^ Wed. .Judge ,,,���������������������������,,���������,. i���������,,���������,   ���������f ���������,c     L,r���������, ,��������� ,���������s ,.���������������������������,���������., ������������������,���������  The next    shoot will to .bold    or'"1'0 ������fl"eSt of President Shea ol -l-"0 S���������������������������������" .oltaata to top   the  peace shall have Ik*,, concluded, ������������������  Monday evening next,  when the oth  rer members will shoot for their ag  ���������gregate,  ������n 'the Teamsters' UniVn7"The mccTine' i namCS   sccret,until   *he   mm       l,ad    less in the meantime the belligerents  ...         ,   been arrested.   He also ordcied  -ha;   shall hav  however, resulted in. no advancement  toward peace,  ve concurred in proposing to  ��������� no intimation was to be eiven   con- = him other arrangements' in this  jcerning the ��������� nature, of the charges,.      gard,"  re-  the Province.    It certainly looks like  a good proposition.  As a result of such merging of lodges, a new hall 'for the craft might be  built  that would be n credit to    thc  order     and     a benefit to the united  j members of the craft*  Ballard,  Wash.,  April  1.2���������J.   Up-  church, a soldier    of    Fort Lawton,  was shot by Officer Joe Diggs in the  Bowery    Saloon     last     night.     Up-  cliurch  had  been engaged in    playing  poker in a back room of the Bowery,  and lost $17.    He drew his revolver  and demanded his money back, threat  oning  that he would divulge the fact  that  the anti-g-\mbling  law  was    being  violated.     Upon  the refusal     of  the proprietor to turn over the money,   the soldier fired-at him,  the ball  passing close to his legs.  Officer Joe Diggs,- who was close  at hand, told the soldier to drop the  gun. The latter handled the revolver in a threatening way, and Dig-gs  says  he was forced, to draw his  own  SOME  IN   LADYSMITH.  A teacher was trying to explain  the meaning of the word "recuperate"  to one of the pupils.  "Now, Willie," said she,, "if your  father worked hard all day he would  he tired and worn out, wouldn't he?''1  "Ves'm."  "Then, when night comes and his  work is over for the day, what does  he do?"  "That's what ma wants to know."  ���������Moberlv  Democrat.  COMMISSION'S DECISION.  St. Petersburg,  April 13.���������The special  commission  of  the   Academy of  Science,  which has  bron considering  the  subject  has  pronounced  in  favor  of the a'borsration of the restrictions  placed    upon    the  use   of the little  revolver     and    shoot Upchurcli,  the  Russian  language  in schools,  books,  ball    striking the man in the    right  aml  the press-    Little  Russians    ire  side.    He will probably recover, inhabitants  of  the  southwest      and  southern parts of Russiav    ^     ^ uluum  ^m^miem9i>9^s!!!s^sssmf.  /  THE DAILY LEDGER  Fublisned   every day except Sunday.  BY       THE       DAILY        LEDGER  COMPANY.  Offices,  Ladysmith and Duncans  v SUBSCRIPTION PRICE  ���������0 cents  a month;    $5 per year   in  advance.     Advertising rates on ap  f   plication.  THURSDAY,   APRIL  13,   110:  SPIES WHO GUARD THE  RUSSIAN CZAR  They Prowl Through Every  Avenue of National  Life  ��������� "'I do not think, said a highly placed Russian official to a St. Peteis  berg correspondent of an American  paper a few days ago, "that there' i.s  a more nervous man in 10 ii rope than  our Emperor. And no wonder. The  measures taken to shield him from  danger would shake nerves of iron,  and his nerves are constitutional!)  weak, lie is perpetually being'reminded every hour of the day that hi  is in imminent danger of sudden  death. There was a time, shortly alter .Minister Plehve's assassination  whrji he trembled at a shadow, an;  1  Ix'lii'W* he is worse now."  To ��������� safeguard tl.e (.'-/ar there is .  regiment ciT officials and an army i.  understrappeis scattered over three  dili'<*rent dcpaitments of state���������th,  iVIinistiy of the Interior, the Secret  Police and the Imperial Chancery o  , the Ministry of War. Each of lhesr  sec I ions is presided over by a responsible chief.  The Minister of the Interior is head  of the ordinary police, nominally, also, ot the Secret Police, but only non,  inally     so.   When  the Czar is in St  Peters berg,    or in one of the palaces  in    Hie vicinity     of the capital���������like  Pa\lo\sk,  Tsarskoc-Selo  or   Petcrhol  ��������� the Minister deputes picked men foi  service    in Uhe    neighborhood .of tin  palace.   These    'men aie armed will  revolvers.   They    aie the most intel  ligent    of their     fellows, shaip-eyo.'i,  sharp-eared,  and  absolutely   igiioian'.  of physical leu r. , When danger threatens tliey are not lo hesitate lo shoo,  and lhe fact is impressed on Uieiii "h>  their supcriois    that danger may o.  cur   at any     moment    and from an\  quarter.   Their     instructions  are  tc  note every     one they see,  to suspect  everyone,     and   to  report  ever)thin:  out of the common.  They arc relieved every, hour, am"  not one of them knows beforehand  where he will be placed. The most  remarkable pait of their instructions-  is that they are to have their eye oi  one smother. P-adi of these policemen is a spy on one another.  In St I'etersbcrg this picked bod>  of police numbers fi\c hundred men,  and before they art- set aside for this  special service the minutest inquiries  have been made into tluir antecedents, and the most private alVaiis,  not only of themselves, but of all  their relatives and friends. Their wa  gfs. arc double those of the ordinaly  policeman, and for vak'able information which they give they are rewarded with libcial presents and  promises  Tliey are not '-in uiiitorin and they  arc perfect masters of the art of disguising themselves. Before* they are  (railed into* the secret force they  must have passed a search.ng test.  They must be educated. l's������-ally  ihey speak two or three dift'eient languages in addition to their own.  'they must be able to assume tilic  Iress, manners and language of the  uighest society, as well as thc pa-  'ois of the gutter, lt is nrefeircd  hal they ha\e no family ties, and  ���������ath of them is ignorant of the pcr-  .onalily-of his colleagues.  At the present     moment there are  i ���������.vanning all over St. Petersberg and  ,n  Tsaiskoe-Selo     and  its neighbor-  iood    more     than Mine    hundred of  .hem    are'stationed.   At the^railway  l at ion in St.  Peterslierg whence the  rains leave     for Tsarskot-Selo they  i'c to be found,  but you ne\er know  here.   Two or three of them may be  isguised as railway porters.   One of  item is in the booking'office scanning  ���������vei1)^purchaser of a  ticket.   Or pei-  ���������cstly furs, pretending he is going on  taps    one     may be elegantly clad in  i journey.   The man in furs does not  now the     railway porters; the rail-  ay porters     are  ignorant  that   the  ian in  thc     booking office is one of  'lemsclves.  Nor are they all men. Some of the  ;ost daring of the revolutionaries in  'ussian history have been women,  earless, devoted, passionless. The  'iihsian Government is wise as a ser-  ent and sets a woman to watch a  ; -soman.  Finally, and most important of all'  there "are the     military guards.   The  recautions      which have" been- taken  inee January 22 seem almost incrcd-  ilc.   There     arc several    regiments  hich have been ransacked for suita'e men for this service���������thc Preobia-  nsky     and  Pa\lo\sl.i    Guards,  tho  on Cossacls,      the Kuban or Terek  t.ssacks,     and  seme    Mohammedan  ��������� contingent'; from Ka'/an and the C'au-  '' asian   provinces.   Blind,   umlcviating-  delity,      stern  religions    conviction  ml loyalty     to either the Orthodox  hurch,      of which     thc Cv&r is tl.e  arthly     head, or to thc  Koran and  lohammcd,     absolute reai'lcssness in  ice    of     danger,     supreme physical  ourage,      presence of'mind;  inters-",  oglike affection for tihe person of the  *?.ar and a     fanatical  hatred of bis  nemies are    the* qualities for whic-h  hey have been selected.  In the palace    at Tsarskoe-F-elo, in  lie parK,     and along thc roas iIdling  o the park are nearly eight hundred  f these men    on duty���������three hundred  n day duty ami five hundred for the  ight watch.   'I heir officers air pi-k-  il for tbe same qualities and are nwn  : the highest personal lienor as well  eforc a     soldier is     finally sent to  in this picked     body he must com-  iuinicatc_    and     confess his sins and  ass some     lime in the church     in  raver, and     every day before going  n duty he must visit the chrrch for  raycr.  Night and     day these great  silent  ���������icn prowl     nbislessly along the car-  cte.l     eorridois    of the palace with  iaked sword in hand.   Ni.-ht and day  their comrades     prowl    through  the  nows outside the park, on horseback  or on foot, peering under every bush,  .hind     evirv hedge.   There'is no re-  axing of tension.   They listen for e-v-  ry sound and  remember  it.   Nicholas  s in his     palace and around him arc  h'S<* myriad watchers, stern, unbend  ng, unscrupulous.  mm  Mr.  13.  SflPSSKSBBi  m  DA1XY LEDGBR  S. McDonald is on the sick  li*-*t\ but not seriously. INiss Ramsay  is doing his work this week.  Under New Alar a   <ir.tn  Hotel Wilson  Nanaimo, B. C.  McKinnell &Woodbank.  Proprietors.  Modern and     Strictly First Class.  Commercial Mens' headouarters.  Fire Proof    P-uilding.   .  NOTICE.  Perseas found using our Patent  Battle or Stoppers after this notice,  will be prosecuted.  RUMMING BROS.  Pioneer Soda Water Works.  Ladysmith,  B.C.  SBR  mmmmtmm^m  BMf  PAINTING,   PAPEk   HANOINO  I3TC.  ~ Work done properly and at right  prices. ~ Shop and residence in rear  mi Ladysmith Motel.  J.  E. SMITH, Prop.  J. PIERCY AND CO.  WHOLESALE DRYGOODS.  Victoria, B. Cl  Manufacturers of the Celebrate*  IRONCLAD BRAND  of  OVERALLS.  BLOUSES,  JUMPERS,  PANTS,  SHIRTS, ETC.  HOTEL     LELANI).  (T'. J. Wellman, Prop., Vancouver.)  One block fiom C.P.R. Depot and  steamboat wharves. Newly renovated and re-modelled. Rates $2 per  day. Corner Granville and Hastings  streets   Telephone, 1-4.  Esquimau  & Umdm Mirny  Time Table Ho, s4,  TAKING EFFECT TH UUSDAY, APUIL 13, 1: 03.  V  ���������o-  Nortlibound  Leiiv e  Victori  ��������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  ���������*   Plans,  Specifications  and  Be- ������������������  ������������������   tails     furnishckl for all kinds ���������*  ������������������   of work in the CARPENTER ������������������  ������������������������������������'  Line **  ���������*   C.   B.   ROBELEE,   Carpenter ������������������  ������������������   and Joiner,     2nd ave, Lady- ������������������  ������������������   smith,  B.  G.  ��������� ���������������������������������������������  ���������   *���������-���������*.*���������  CRYSTAL LAUNDRY  Leave orders with  BLAIR & ADAM.  All work first-class at THE CHRY  STAL,  VICTORIA.  The City Market  R. Williamson, Prop.,  1st Ave,      Ladysmith  The Ladysmith  Opera House  Via tlie peopleS^faVOrite      Shawn igan Lake ..  Duncans      Ladysmith       ....  Nanaimo     Ar.  Wellington    ...  Overlands  Daily  2  Passengers can leave Victoria daily  at-S p. m. or 11 p. m..  TICKETS SOLD TO ALL POINTS  Rhoitcst     route to    Femie, B. C,  and ALL KOOTKNAY POINTS.  For rales,     folders,     sleeping car  rescrval ions and all  information call  on or address  S. G. YERKES K. J. BURNS  G.W.P.A., 75-Government st  Seattle, Wash, Victoria, B.C.  Southbound Northbound Sal. Sun. Southb'd  ��������� Daily Arrive   Leave     and   Wed. Arrive  A.M.   P. M. .   P. M.     P.M.       0:00  12.00'Victoria' ...'....'.......  1.80   7.55   '...'..  10:20   10.40 Shawiiioan Lake .;.. 5-17  G/1C      11:00 10 0'3  Duncan   ..'.  '...'.. ,5.55  5.55      11:57    9.10  Ladysmith"' ....   ........   fi.4.5   5.00  .. .'.       12:40    S.::0  Nanr.imo    ~.C.   7.37   4.15   ' i2:53'Lv 3.00  ArMVellinglcm    7.5&   de  4.00  '    , THROUGH TICK.ETS  TO   L'ROFTON.  Via Westholm. Stage leaves daily except Sundays, connecting wilh North  and' South bound utrairis. Double stage service Wednesdays knd Saturdays  connecting with morning and afternoon trains. Fare from.Victoria, Single $2.40. Return, $3.60. ������������������'������������������'���������  THROUGH TICKETF VICTORIA TO ALBERNI.  Stage leaves Nanaimo Tuesdays and -Fridaysi.on- arrival of train fron*  Victoria.    Fare  from   Victoria,   sing le $5,201    Return .f.8.65.    -  Excursion rates in effect to all p oints, good going Saturday and Sunday,  returning  not  later  than Mondday.  GEO. L. COURTNEY.  ,  -  Traffic Manager.  Can be secured for Theatrical pur:  poses,    Dancing     Parties, or Entertainments generally.  ID   NICHOLSON, Prop  KILLED IN   A FIGHT.  New York,  April  13.���������One man was  killed and   two  others seriously     :n-  of excellent   posts, mostly ' juron eailv   today   in a saloon  brawl  1 -1 ~.  sinccuics,  when  Ihr-ir  time of service !on  West  3lst Street.   The dead man  expires. j is   Key   Joyce,   a bartender.        The  More imnoitnnt  still arc the servi-   wounded  are -John  Doyle,  one-of tin*  ccs rendered      by the    Secret Police,   propiietors,    and     a waiter     named  "I'bkiuc"���������everywhere��������� is their motto- Vr-ic tic-ally the entire work of  the secret Russi.in pol'ie, the dreaded Ihiid section, is guarding thc  (Var. In I'.cir underground bur lowing* in Russia or abroad their object is to.trace out the trail of those  with designs on the Czar. Their  power is rearful, their knowledge is  fearful,  their work i.s terrible.  NOW IS lHf TIME  to do Spring! Cleaning,  I'apcring and Painting, and  m.ake things look neat and clean.'  Frcm a sanitary point of view it is  absolutely necessary. We do papering  and Painting-at most reasonable ratr  ts for the best work obtainable here.  Xo trouble to show you our new colorings and designs in Wall-Paocrs for  this season. Call and see them at the  Ladysmith Wall Paper Depot, 1st Avenue. K. ���������'. It- ���������'���������  "HARRY KAY  Weston.  F. ricB Young  BARRISTOR and  SOLICITOR    *  NANAIMO,  LADVSMMH  This  Hotel   has  been  completely   re-       Hoard and Lodging $1-00 per day.  novated  HOTEL PRETORIA  LADYSMITH AERIE     NO. 686. F.  O. E.     :���������:       :���������-        :������������������        ������������������j  Meets in the Opera House 1st and  drd Tuesday at 7.30 p.m.   Worthy  President, B   Forcimmer;     Worthy  Secretary, C H.  RUmmings.  HOTEL DOMINION  ���������Ratee ij-l.25 ai d $1.50���������  ree bu-i to all eteainbont  laudiuge nnc  railway depote.   Electric cars every 11 v-  uimutes to all parlB ol   the city.   Bui  tu.d table unexcelled.  F. BAYNBS, Proprietor,  ABBOTT  ST.,  VANCOUVER  B, C.  HOTFL  LADYSMITH  RATES���������$1.00     per    day.      Finest  Wines,  Liquors and  Cigars.  First Avenue, Ladysmith, B. C.  D. Ci WHITE.  HILBERT  HENRY'S NtRSFRiES  NEW CROP--  Home Grown &c  Imported  GARDEN,     FIELD     and  FLOWER  SEEDS.  THOUSANDS OF FRUIT, &  ORNAMENTAL    TREES  RHODODENDRONS,  ROSES,  GREENHOUSE  AND  HARDY  PLANTS.  For Spring  planting.    Eastern prices  or less.    Catalogue free.  3010  Westminster  Road,  Vancouver.  Healers in  JOHN   THA,  Proprietor  Bar  Supplied   with   the   Best   Wines,  Liquors and  Cigars.  1st Avenue :-:  Ladvsmith B.C  Pianos and  Organs ...  Are You  Going East  Then be sure your tickets read   via  the  ESQUIHALT & NANAIflO  RAILWAY CO.  "earner Joan  Daily, except Sunday, between Nanaimo and Vancouver,' leaving Nanaimo at 7 a.m., and Vancouver   after  arrival of     C.P.R. train No. 1 or 1  p.m.  For information  regarding ireight  and passenger rates apply to purser  on board.  GEORGE  L.  COURTNEY,  Traffic Manager, Victoria, B: C.  BOOTS AND SHOES  AT RIGHT  PRICES.  Repairing and  making to  order   a  speciality.  THOflAS -WICEWAN  1st Avenue,   Ladysmith, B. C.  ^.^���������a-^.'*^.'^.*^.'^^^  9.  THE TYEE COPPER CO.* Ltd.    ; |  PURCHASERS AND SMELTERS OF COPPER, GOLD AND  SILVER ORES.       r  Smelting Works at- -  LADYSMITH, B. C.  Convenient to E. & N. Ry. or the Sea  f  I  1  i. ���������  1 CLERMONT LIVINGSTON, THOS. KIDDIE;  I General Manageir Smelter Manager, f  ���������    W: SItER.-  GENERAL EXPEESS AND  DELIVERY  , WORK PROMPTLY Df ���������"������ ".  Leave orders at the Abbotsford.  LADYSMITH SHAVfNO  HIGH 'STREET.    ,  :���������:���������.* Best in the City :���������:���������j'  RATIOS $2.00 PER DAY  SAVIPr.K ROOMS  -UiAK SUri'T^IKD WITIIB15-T  AVINKS, MQUORS, CIGARS  ABBOTSFORD  Best accomodation in town.   Splendid hunting and Gulling in near vicinity."  A. J. McMURTRlE, Proprietor LADYSMITH, B. C.  LIVERY, BOARDINQ AND       *'  h  X  I SALES STABLES ������  X  X  I PHONE 66 LADYSMITH Jf.  X  X  X  EXPRESS WORK  A  SPECIALTY.  DAVID JOHNSON  ladysmith, B, C.  II  armer's  at Market  Geo.  rts,  X   X   Prop  Yuen  Merchant Tailor,  Roberts St, Ladysmith  "I IK?  COPYfliaHT  Solid Comfort  FOR ALL WHO SMOKE THE  EflPIRE CIGARS  The 011I7 line now making UNION  DEPOT connections at ST. PAUL  and MINNEAPOLIS with the  through    trains    Irom    the    Pacific  Coast.  THE     SHORTEST     LINE,' THE  FINEST  TRAINS,  THE   LOWEST  RATES,  THE FASTEST TIME.  BETWEEN  MINNEAPOLIS,   ST.   PAUL,   CHICAGO,    OMAHA,    KANSAS CITY,  and ALL POINTS EAST.  For complete information  ask your  local agent or write,  F. W. PARKER  General   Agent.  151  Yesler Way,  Seattle.  TICKET   OFFICE  Cor..  Government      and  Yates Sta  Victoria, P.. C-  Trains  Transcontinenta1  Trains .Daily  One of which is tlie famous "North  Coast Limited," Ride on it always.  L'p-to-datc Pullman and Tourist  sleepers on all trains. Through tick-  els issued lo all paints East and  South, also Pullman tickets issued  and  berths reserved.  Only direct route to Yellowstone  Park. Cheap r.ites from all points  Eai'li froiu March 1st to A5a.'y ���������Iflth.-  Stcmiship tickei.s on sale lo all  European points. Very low rates  i:ow in effect. Cabin .accommodation  reserved bv wire.  WM. MUNSIE, President    ' J. W.   C013URN, Man.  Director  Telephone^! C.  The   Ladysmith  Lumber Co   Ltd.  MILLS   AT   PIDDICK   AND LADY SMITH���������Shingles a  Specialty.  ���������Mamifactuiers     of���������  Rou^h and Dressed Fir and Cedar Lumber, Laths,  Shingles, Mouldings, Etc., of the Best Quality.  Seasoned  and   Kiln  Dried' Flooring    and  Finishing    Lumber  in    Stock.  THE CANADIAN BANK  OF COMMERCE  Paid-up Capital, $8,700,000 Reserve Fund, $3,500,000  HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO  IB. E. WALKER, General Manager        ALEX. LAIRD, Asst. Gen'l Manager  BANK MONEY ORDERS  ISSUED AT THE FOLLOWING RATES:  $5 and"under....     3 cents j  Over $5 and not exceeding $10......    6 cents I  ������������    $io       " " $30  10 cents   : '  "    $30       " " $50 '..  15 cents  For furthor -^particulars call at the    Tnese Orders are Payable at Par at any oflice in C. nacla of a Chartered Bank  offi  or phone No.   450.       ' (Yukon excepted), and at the principal banking,points  ll the United State*.  A.  IV CAKLTON, C.  E. LANG meootiablk at a fixed rate a  A.G.P.A.,  N.P.,    '   GeneralA-enfc1 THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERC' , LONDON, ENG.;  Po-I land    Ore Vicfcnrl-i    B C     Tliey form an excellent method of reinittin   smftll sums of mouey  lo.iiand,  uie. victoiu,  li.o ��������������� . with safety and at small  ;ost.  THE JONES HOTEL  One Dollar Per Day.  Gooff Table, Good Bed and Good Bar  (Half Block from Depot.)  HIGH STREET, -  LAOv.������rJTH BRANCH  W.   A.  CORNWALL.  Manager.  EUROPE HOTEL  J. GIACHERO, Prop.  Newly    furnished,    everything    the  LADYSMITH   best) fineljr st0Cked bar.       Transient  rate, $1.00 per day.    Monthly   rate,  j    ������    I $23.00.  Ill Bill Oil  First Avenue ��������� ��������� ��������� Ladysmith, B. C.  DEMTIST  Stevens Block,  Ladvsmith, B.C. Best  accommodation  for   transient  and permanent boarders and lodgers.  DenUsLry   in   all  its   Branches;  every    ~ ^^  .   __ -p. WATPT  new appliance. |  This new Hotel has been  comfort-  K*!UE*x:3K*Ck-JTZM&&1U U (-a^M.lK. "  r    i       -xi    ,.     ���������i��������� v^   c  r. 4-ui   ���������    ably furnished and the bar is up-to-  Ladysmith   1 ernplc No. 5  Rathbone    ,   /       ���������   . ���������   .. nn      ,. ���������    ������������������,     ������������������  date.     Rates  $1.60  a day    and    up-  Sisters. meets in tlie Oddfellow's hall  wanjs  The Kings Hotel is thc only place .  ,    .   ,       ���������-.,     *u  i   .,oe  nn  flranffht   2nf* and 4th  Tuesday,at 7.30 p.  m.  is Ladysmith    thaL  has  on  ciraugni WM   BEVERIDGE, Prop.  J.,,. Labatf. India Pal. Air.   Ml  Mrs. U Tate, ������*������,. "^ ^ J^ J J^  around-and sample it, ! i !...  LADYSMFTH  BAKERY.  HOP LEE & CO.  ��������� ON THE ESPLANADE.  PASTRY OF ALL KINDS NEATLY  BAKED AND  FRESH.  BREAD FIVE CENTS PER LOAF  Confectionary of all kinds.  Grden taken for Pastries to be delivered at any time.  Employment Agency.  *mn jnjttm>*v-/i 11  DAY SCHOOL.  - Usual subjects taught; also languages', drawing in pencil and crayons, paint ng in oils and water colors, pianoforte and vocal lessons given in classes or individually.  MISS BERTRAM,  Ladysmith, B. O. , j  r\  J DAILY LEDGER  -1-   *���������*���������*  N-   M**  *���������*���������'  *���������"  v  'K?k;K���������?k���������7*k���������;;;���������;j^-  SPORTS  ������  Keep Your Eye on This Ad.  We have secured this space and  intend to make it interesting.  PITT & PETER50N,  Duncan,    B. C.f  DUNCAN  ESTABLISHED 1878  and QUAniCHAN  W.P.JAYNES  ���������Importer and Dealer in all kinds of Merchandise���������  AGENTS FOR���������The American Cream   Separator Co.,  Grant Powder  Co.,  and B.C.  Pottery Company.     - ".,'",  Also Manufacturer of all kinds of Feed from Home fit-own Products.  Jzoutyalem  /iotel  DUNCAN  STAGE LEAVES FOR COWICHAN  LAKE MONDAY,   WEDNESDAY,  AND FRIDAY.      MOUNT.  SICKER  DAILY.  PRICE BROS.,  Proprietors.  Quamichan Hotel  . FOOTBALL  PRACTICE.  lie     members     of the Ladvsmith  ooiball   loam  are icquesled  to turn  out regularly     to practice and urged  lo get     in shape     for the semi-final  with     Nanaimo.   A mil    turn out is  peeled k-r     Sunday morning,  when a  big practice will  be held.     Nai.a-imo  seam is'unable to come down   on ih,.  Ittii. as     several.new men are beiiu-  tried, and on     thc 23rd tliev will be  here with a strong team,  fully confl  Jeats handed     out to them bv Lady  wiping- out    the two' big de-  ���������o���������  Keasfs Livery &  Freighting Stab! e  Headquarters   for  Tourists and Com  mercial Men  BOATS ON'SOMENOS LAKE.  Splendid Fishing, Telephone conriec-  xion.      -  FRANK CONRTJYT, Prop.  Duncans Station.  dent of  smith.  The Ladysmith team  cord (his   season  won live and     ]0.s  scored 2H  goals and  scored against      the  well for the local team.  Arrangements are being made with  the Celtics, of Vancouver, for home  :md home games.  ,   , ���������o���������  RASEBALL.  A   Vancouver  despatch  savs:   Geo  Ijal*itt, who will play short-stop on  the  local   team   (Lis year,  arrived j���������  the City yesterday and says he     is  ready  for      practice.    Manager  Mc-  Closkey expects   to  have all  of    ,.is  men  heie about April 20th, and  till  the  Recreation  Parle is   ready      the  team   will  work out every afternoon  at  the Carnbie street grounds.   -  "I will have the hoys all ready  ��������� or the opening games,'" said Manager JVIcCloskcy last evening, "and I  hope  to make a successful start.      I  will probably have one of the a:na  teur clubs from Seattle play* a cou-  Pis of games here on May 5ih and  ������th, and the fans will then have ���������������������������  opportunity to get aline on <���������e  playeis     W|,0 wi���������  bc WcJ1 Qn      ^  diamond   for   Vancouver  this  season.  THE OAR.  Winnipeg,   April   13.-I,,   reply     in  die repeated request of     (Jreer      of  Ubslon, for a match wilh the world's  anialeur     sculling champion,       Lou   ,  ���������Scholes, a Toronto  man   recommend.,  Jut f,/eer     go to Henley, and win  'us  lienors  there at  first-hand.   Schemes has accepted  Lhe offer of      the  Mw  Westminster fair authorities to  'ow there i��������� October, and if matters  satisfactorily   arranged       wiili  1 Union  Brewing Co- *  NANAIMO,  B. C.  Hanufacturers of the  In British Columbia  ***** -fr*************.*-,  were  !:.^50l::e: '^--^'o-to-th  It-plaV,d six games ���������������������������,,' ft^,n^lc <***������������������ U ^  st    one.   Thev Inue !";                    ^  N���������'   ������'<���������*���������-"insicr  "<1  Had flnly',cv   C R '5^ -duc-c Clroer  ,o go  ,o  Uiein,   which   speaks ,      ,'���������^      '������  T<1 h,m>   hUi   hc   ,,a"  lean. ������.,   "'."?"   wh^vrr  of going  ;���������10  |    Lager Beer >ndj Porter Guaranteed Brewed  j������ from th^iR^etf- ran������/i:n. ������������_i.<. ������.  from theiBest Canadian Malt rnn Hops.  /  lllV-  -'a.'d training t��������� 0hJige dreer or  iUi'ly ,elKf;' ������������������"������! if Lhe IJoslon man  were brought to,New Westniins'ler i(  would he to meet bin, with practi-  allv no preparation for 11., event at  all whK'l. would rob him of anv hon-  ������r llMi might attach itself to' (ho  race. v  TEN DOLLARS REWARD.  whiJh Zuu Z ? '!?"* Company wil1 PV W -"eward for information  deToll T !nhe Rrreo aud*co���������ctio������ "������y person or pmone  turn'ti ������ ,DR C������mpfln*'B ke������8 or bo"*<*. or failing to re-  hold i-'nrcnmrc  Ma,(ic._Fml says  hp cQ  without  me' ���������  Grace-Bother!      That's  just  what  J'c  told  mc all (lie while ago.  Maine-Yes;     PreiI     onff r  al������oitu, was, as Fred says,, that you  ]<*"Y -supposed he  was   talking  ser-  s  -H. Keast, Proprietor  Stage leaves Mount Sicker.at   7 a.m.,     returning,  leaves 'Duncan*  \ -  at 12:30 p.m., daily,  except     Sundays.   .(Specials at short notice.)  ���������    X   X   DUNCAN,   B.   C.   X   X"  AN EASTER OPENING  FAIR'S  NEW  mam store  ROBT. GRASSIE & SON  GENERAL BLACKSMITHS  OPENED AT DUNCAN  Newe&t creations  in Millinery. Up-  to-date Hats    Made and Trimmed to  Order at Shortest Possible Notice  ^LOWERS,     FOILAGE.   All    J.a-  dies     co.rdia.llj      invited    to inspect,  HORSE SHOEING A SPECIALTY  AN IDEAL TOURIST AN D  HEALTH RESORT  STATION STREET,  DUNCAN, B. C.  IDUNCAN ������������������LW2&��������� STABLES  3, J. Hagan, Manager  HOTEL STRikTHCONA  Tourists and  sportsmen   making this hotel  their headquarters will appreciate the excellent- cuisine a.nd service^  Elecirio light is fitted through  out. There i.s a good supply  of water.     No mosquitos.  SWAN IG AN LAKE.   B  FOR DISPOSAL OF MINERALS  ON DOMINION LANDS IN MANITOBA THE NORTHWEST TERi  RITORIES     AND    THE  YUKON  TERRITORY.'  Coal-Coai lands may be purchased    , -  ..U6m������  m  at $10 per acre for soft coal and $20 l^e date of the lease  for anthracite. Not more than 320  acres can be acquired by one individ  ual or company. Royalty at the rate  of ten cents per ton of 2,000 pounds  .shall he collected on the gioss output.  ! Quartz-Persons of eighteen years  and over and joint stock companies  holdjing free miners' certificates may  obtain entry for a mining location.  ��������� A free n,i'_ei '6 certificate ,������s granted  for one or more years, not exceedinc  five years, upon payment in advanci-  $7.50 per annum for an individual,  and from $50 to $100 per annum for  Miners' Drilling Machines,  Shlpsrnlthing  in all its Branches.  HorseshoersandGeneral Blacksmiths.  David Murray  Buller Street  ...   - Ivadysmith, b   c'  WE   NEVER   SLEEP  BUT ARE ALWAYS ON THE LO OKOUT FOR THE BEST MEATS  IN THE MARKETS.  , ,  ,       --  ��������� ���������vw , WE ARE N0W BRINGING OUR CATTLE FROM EAST OF  THE  t* trxr^nttR0GKIES-You will get the best if ��������� b- ���������*������.   ���������  ^^^--PANMELL. &   PLASKETT  Royalty at the-rate of 2* per cent  collected on the, output after it et  cceds .U0,000.  Dredging in the Yukon Territory-  Six leases of five miles each may he  granted to a free miner for a term oi  twenty years, also renewable.  The lessees right is confined to the  submerged   bed  or bars  in  the  river  ���������f    Freighting a SpecUIty    f  PRICES HODERATE.  FIRST-CLASS  TURNOUTS     OF    RIGS,    HARNESS,   HORSES.  Your patronage solicited  DUNG  AN.)   B. C.  Telephonic  in  Connection.  "X-t^K^r^-X-^X-X-X-   -Xr^X-  ;tx.���������7tf  -?ieJK-  R. B. ANDERSON  HIGH GRADE BICYCLES   (.'.:      \  BICYCLE AN D GUN REPAIRING.    ACETYLENE GAS  FIXTURES AND GENERAL METAL WORKING   .  Fine lines,  WATCHES,  CLOCKS and JEWELRY REPAIRED.  SATISFACTION   GUARANTEED.  X  T  ^*  7K  Pharmacist  Oddfellows'Block    ���������    ���������    ���������      ���������.   ,���������    ���������.    ���������    ��������� Dimcanv, B.C.   T  ...    ...    ...    *.������������������    ...    l.j    *.������    ti/    *. i, vi/    \.a>    \ i ^    \u    v i < >^..    \. i f    ...    ...    ...   r? y  _m; yi w  ?ic   *K   X<  \is      \ts      \ts     \t/ ��������� -.t/      M^ M.'      ^i'      *���������('  f'-7f~^  "'   THE DEATH  DICF  Stranve  Story  That  Ctmei  Fr������m  I\        the Seventeenth Centnrr.  I'A notable exhibit in the Berlin Ho-  I'azollerii museum consists of th* fa-  I'jiis "death dice."   About the middle  K the seventeenth century a beautiful  Vung  girl  was .murdered,   and  sus-  fcion felT on two soldiers, Ralph and I  fifred, who were rival suitors for her  l|ad.   As both prisoners denied their  Kit and even torture failed to extract  Confession from either Prince Fred-  |ek William, the kaiser's ancestor, de-  ^ed to cut the Gordion knot with the  I'-e   box.     The   two  soldiers   should  l^w for their lives, the loserto be  - euted as the murderer.   The event  l-s celebrated with great pomp and  hranlty, and the prince himself ashed at this appeal to divine interven-  fti,  as it  was considered by  every-  jf~ fe3aai3a.thg aaauw^tUemj;^^.  WHITT0ME  - HtfipU ���������wargTveiif We" tTrSTrSro-vr, and  he  drew   sixes,   the  highest  possible  number,  and  no doubt  felt jubilant.  Tun dice box was then given to Alfred,  who fell on Lis knees and prayed aloud:  "Almighty  God,  thou  knowest I  am  innocent.   Protect me, I beseech thee!"  Rising to his feet, he threw the dlc������ i  with   such   force  that ,6ne   of  them  broke in two.   The unbroken one showed six, the broken one also showed six  on the larger portion, and the bit that  bad been split off showed one, giving  a total of thirteen, or one more than  the throw of Ralph.   The whole audience thrilled with astonishment, while  the prince exclaimed,  "God has spoken!" Ralph, regarding the miracle as a  sign from heaven, confessed his guilt  and was sentenced to death. It is probable  that  Alfred  over  after did  not  number himself among those who look  upon thirteen n3 an unlucky number.���������  London Tatler.  CRIME  IN  LAPLAND.  In Lapland     the crime which      is  punished most severely next to murder  is   marrying  a girl  against   the  express  wish  of her parents.  THE FORCE OF HABIT.  "They say that Versus' wife mar  lied him while he was still a struggling poet - on the ground that so  thoughtful a man must make a good  husband."  '    "How  did   she get  that  idea about  .him?"  |    "When he -wrote  to her offering his  , hand     he     mechanically    inclosed  a ,  ''stamped and addressed, envelope."  a company.according to capital.  A free miner, having discovered  mineral in place, may locate a claim  1,500x1,500 feet by marking out the  ������ame with two legal posts, bearing  location notices, one at each end on  ihe line of the lode, or vein.  The claim shall he recorded within  fifteen days if located within ten  miles of a mining recorder's office, one  additional day allowed for every additional ten miles or fraction. The  fee for recording a claim is $5.  At least U00 must be expended  on the claim each year or paid to  the mining recorder in lieu thereof.  When $500 has been expended or paid  the locator may, upon having a survey made, and upon complying with  oilier requirements, purchase the land  at $1.00 an acre.  Permission may be granted by the  Minister of the Interior to locate  claims containing iron and mica, also  copper, in.the.Yukon territory, of an  area not exceeding ICO acres. c  The patent for a'mining location  shall. provide for the payment of a  Royalty of 2i per cent, of the sales  of the products of the location. ~  Placer     Mining���������Manitoba and the  N.W.T'., excepting the Yukon Territory���������Placer milling claims generally  are. 100 ft. square,      entry fec$5, renewable yearly. On the North Saslcat  ^hewan River claims are either bar  or bench,  the former- being 100    feet  long and extending between high and  low water  mark.   The latter includes  bar diggings, hut extends hade to the  base of the hill or hank, but not   exceeding 1,000 feet.   Where steam power is used, claims 200 feet wide may  he obtained.  Dredging in the rivers of Manitoba  and the N.W.T., excepting the Yukon  Territory���������A free miner may obtain  only two leases of five miles each for  a term of twenty years, renewable in  thc discretion of the Minister of the  Interior.  The lessee's right is confined to the  submerged bed     or bars of the river  below low water mark, and  subject  to the rights of all persons who have,  or who may receive,  entries for bar  diggings or  bench claims,  except on  the Saskatchewan   River,   where  the  lessee may dregde to high water mark  on each alternate leasehold.  The   lessee  shall   have a dredge  in  operation within one season from the  date of  the lease for-each  five 'miles,  but where a person   or company   has  obtained more than one lease       one  dredge for each fifteen miles or fraction  is sufficient.   Rental,  $10     per  annum for each mile of river leased  The lessee shall have one dredge in  operation within two years from the  date of the lease, and one dredge for  each five miles within six years from  such date. Rental, $100 per mile for  '<rst year and $j0 per mile for  *ach subsequent year. Royalty, same  as placer  mining. '  Placer Mining in the Yukon Tcrri-  iory���������Creek,- gulch, river and'hill  claims shall not exceed 250 feet ��������� in  eagth, measured on the base line or  general direction of the creek 0r gulch  lhe width being from 1,000 to 2,000  icct. All other placer claims shall be '  *\t\4     n...._ __  STFVENS BLOCK,!  OATACRE  STREET, I  LADYSriFTH, B C  j* LADYSMITH TRANSFER CO. a  I       PIAN������S- ^^^J^ggW?1"1���������"  M������VED  . ��������� Stables iu rear of Ladysmith Hotel.,? Leave orders at the Abbottsford i  TA WILLIAMS  AND  WASKETT ���������������������������  ���������+*���������������������������������������:>���������<���������< ������������������������������������*������������������������������������*���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������/  \   A  '''.<\  150 feet square.  Claims are marked by., two legal  posts, one at each end,, bearing nonces. Entry must be obtained within ten miles of mining Recorder's office. One extra day allowed for each  additional ten miles or fraction.  The person or company staking a  claim must hald a free miner's oarti-  .ficafe.  The discoverer of a new mine is entitled to a claim of 1,000 feet in  length, and if the party consists of  two, 1,500 feet altogether, on the out  put of which no royalty shall be  chargen, the rest of* the party ordinary  claims   only.  Entry fee,-$10.  Royalty at the rate  of two and one-half per cent, "on the  alue of thc gold shipped from     the  v'ukon Territory to be paid to     the  Comptroller.  No  free miner shall receive a grant  of more than one mining claim     on  eaeli..separate river, creek or  gulch,  but the same  miner may hold     any  number of claims by purchase,     and  free miners may-work their claims in  partnership by filing notice and paying a fee of $2.00.   A claim may  tbe  abandoned and another'obtained  .-on  the same creel-:, gulch or river by giving notice and  paying a fee.  Work  must  be done on a claim each  year to the Value of at least $200.  A certificate  that work has      been  done must bc obtained each year;     if  not, the claim iitll he deemed to   be  abandoned,  and    open  to occupation  and entry by a free miner.  - The boundaries of a claim may   be  defined absolutely by having a survey  made and publishing notices   in    the  Yukon  official   Gazette.  Petroleum���������All  unappropriated   Dominion lands in Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, and within the Yukon Territory,   are open to prospecting for  petroleum, and  the Minister  may reserve for an individual or company having machinery  on the   land  to be prospected, an area of 1920 acres for such period as he may decide,  the length of width shall not execee  three times the breadth.  Should the prospector discover oil  n paying quantities, and satisfactorily establish such discovery, an area  not exceeding 010 acres, including the  oil well will be sold to the. prospector at the- rate of $1.00 per acre and  the remainder of the tract reserved  namely, 1,280 acres will lie sold  at the rate of three dollars an  acre, subject to royalty at such sate  as may be specified by order-in-coun-  cil.  JAS.  A.   SMART.  Deputy Minister of  thc  Interior.  Department of the. Interior,  i,    ,-  1,  To  Make Hard Times  Good  and Good Times   Better  Buy Your Meats From  H. & W. W\WM  NEXT DOOR TO THOMSON'S HARDWWARE STORE  WE CAN SATISFY YOU  M. R, SIMPSON.  Solicitor,  Etc.  1st Avenue  Loan  -LADYSMITH  H.O. MILES  Contractor and Builder  REPAIRING  of  all  kinds  promptly,  attended to.    Shop on Gataare    st.  V fft  THE   DAILY   LEDGER  LOCAL ITEMS  Priuciiial Hvggaid is mipiovm^,  and will, it is hoped, soon Le able to  resume his woik in the schools  Knight's book stoic  Fopulai foi  May at Knight's  NANAIMO NOTES  The collier Edith    is at the 'docls  if the Western  Fuel  Company,   loatl-  DUNCAN LOCAL ITEMS  Don't fail to remember that the  Clara Mathes Tioopc opens -an engagement in the Opera House on  Monday evening You may expect  good ciiU'it.unments duung the engagement of this tioupe an<l you will  no1 he disappointed  Fi\c lliindied new novels just m at  Knighl's hook stoic.  Jliisineis men in I adysmiUi do not,  as a mlc claim thai limes aie good,  but at (Ac same time do not find  them al all bad It is geneially be  lieved that within a few weeks. Lady-  smilli mcithants will be doing theii  usual spiing trade and all, hope Tor a  fair summers business  Samuel Thompson, an old timer,  and foi many yeais an hotel keepci  01 Vancouvei, died in that city on  Tuesday. lie was a hi other of N  Thompson, of the film of machinists  in   the Tciminal  Cilv.  Di. Quinlaii is spending a week in  Duncan, a guest at the Quamiclian  hotel.  No doubt  a huge niimbci  of Dun-  i,i.s     largely     attended at Nanaimo  can     people  will   travel  down       to  liE  coal  -:o:   The funeral of the late Mrs. Davis,  A  good     \anetv  of    piclurc  post  <anls,      ciu;lit\      diucient    kinds  at  The Ci-lehialid case in Ro-sland  acaii'sl lhe Mmeis' Union, of ih.it  city, to ieto\ei some 130,000, foi  which ii'dgment was ajnen a couple  of veais ago, has been closed The  company, undei new management,  had dioppid all claims and the feeling between men and company is now  cordial  r  All    Nicholson,  manager of the opera house, aflei   inanj   cfloits and .ii  considerable      expense,   has   secured  the  Claia Mai lies Company for     in  engagement of  tluce nights conimcn  cing  Apiil   17th     The  plays   will  bt  sc-Ircto*!   Iioni   tne long list   they  hu'i  loadi, and u   theic is any paiticulai  plav  (lesneil  by hei   patrons,       Mis  Ma I lies   will  be only   too happy      I  -pioiluce  it     Mi"-s  Mathes  and      hei  company   have  been   praised  bv     al  the  best, cntics and  then  last     tw  long engagements have  been  in    the  /mesl   theatu.s  on   the Coast.  esterday,      Many,     and     beautiful  oral  offerings  weie sent  by friends  The newly wedded couple, Mr. a,nd  '���������Irs Denny, weie plentifully bc-  .prinkled with rice on their depaituro  rom  the Nanaimo depot, yesterday.  Tlie small bo\ s in Nanaimo got af-  cr the Herald foi reporting the cow  aid poinl story, as -they thought,  o their discredit A committee  .ailed on the Betald, and furnished  lieu side of the story and now the  iovs. have got the pound 1 eeper. A  lound-keeper's life is not an cosy  >ne.  .Vfi George L Williams, fcr the  ���������asl fifteen years manager of the Na-  laimo Bank has been instructed by  Mie Ban'c authorities to 'ea\e next  Uouday for Sault St. Marie to assume the duties of manager in that  im]'Ottaiit branch. Mr. William's d>  (lailurc irom -Nanaimo will be \cr,v  much to the regret of its citi/cus,  hut nil will agree that th's substantial advancement is only giving Mi.  ���������Ailliams his due He has 1 ecu a  careful and capable manager dining  ins long set uce in the Ncnaimo  flank  WLLIARDS.  In the final-    game of    the billiard  omnameiil -   played  in  the  Athlet.c  lub rooms,  C   Rcscwall defeated ���������)  I'enleth, thus     winning first pn/e of  he      touriiamcnt    The   pn e  chesou  iv the winner was 1.100 wo ith of  *o.ls donated by the Powers an I  >\le Company Ne.ond pi i/e \uiil.  * 1-Vnketh, \ihnh was a clock dona-  e.l by J Sampson Thiid pri/e  ei't to J Caldwell, a fishing iod,  mated by W 11 Moi ton Kouith  ��������� i/e ve"ut to iliailes Graham, a  ipe.  Small   bo\s  aie eneigetically won.  mg on  the lla.t just ncith of  tlu en-,  liuiils by lhe mam road burning titv-  .uid stumis    and  making tliemsehe  tootball  giouiids  that  they  will ha\i I  the lirst  call on  al   ������ui> tune ami no>  be  obliged,  as    thc\ me at    pivseni,  on  ihe Jiiinici   giounds,   to g������ve wa\  to  the laigt'j   hojs at any t'me, c>ci  in ihe midst ol a dose game bet Wiethe W'UCi l-'ioiils and tlie Hill Climb  eis   o   Tho     boss aie  making  giea  headway  and   desene a  good     won:  lot   then efloi Is  ON .sA'l URI)A\  EVENING  It should not be foi got ten by an>  one hung in Lad)smith that on Sat-  u day evening the entertainment gotten up under the auspices of the Har  lcqum Club lakes plate The pio-  gianiine which will bc gnen has al-  icady been published in thc Lcdgei  is a good one. The teachers and pupils aie enteung into idle spirit of  1he cnteitainment with s-est and the  Jesuits shojld he \eiy satisfactoiy  both as an entertainment and_finan-  ciallv, loi it will be lemcmlxred  thai the pioteeds, above c\pense-.,  go towaid the AC^uement of a  school Iibiaiv The entertainment is  one which e\ei\body v. ho can possibly do so should attend The admission will be .")() cents foi adults and  25  tents   loi   childien.  A  PLEASANT   EVENING.  About 20 voung people gathered al  the home of 'I nomas Kiddie last c-  cning to pay Mi Gcoige Kidd-c a  social call, and also to tender to Mr.  C.arniicliael, who was present, a  good-bye visit. Charades and dancing, nil combined to make a pleas-  cut, and at. a late hour, the guests,  ent, and at a lete hour the guests,  after uninting in cordial good wishes  for Mr', (.'arniichael, and wishing him  success in his calling in his new  home, the Boundary Country, for  which he leaves today, said goodnight to their host, .Mr. Geo. Kiddie,  and dispersed conscious of the fact,  that another of the not loo f. equcnt  evenings in life's journey had passed.  ���������o-  This has been a very profitable season r������.r fhr trappers of the district,  ("in Saturday last Texkierniist Pound,  of Vancouver disposed of $1,000  worth of raw fe.rs. chiefly marten,  which had beni sold to him during  the past Tew monil-s. Not, long ago  he disposed of another batch almost  as   "real-.  SPORT.  E\en if the Brut-Wintc fight is  auanged,-" theie aie plenty ol  ���������oris aiiMous to know the nuinbei  I the iouiwIs.  Jelirics will positively ictiie tioin  he ring unless some one witih a fifth t  i  him    shows     up hefoie- June  lst^  uir) up and seethe Je'nirs show  eioie it i-> too lat*  Il is now .Jenkins' tuin to have the  "lestling championship      As soon .-s  . pa\nift gate tan he idled  on,   Mi  lOtth  will  win it back.  HIE RING.  Hot     Springs,     Ark.,   Apnl   12 ���������  ���������ferry"  llcGo.ern, lightweight pngi-  lst,     will  lea\e -ioi  New   York     to-  nonow      McGo cm is MifTenne; from  ���������Mrenic     ner\ousne*s  that     tordets  in collapse.     He appeals l.io'en     m  health and cannot sk*ep  Claia Mathes" will bung ler entile company foi^ thc shoit engagement she .'days licic commencing Apnl 17th It is unnecessaiy to intio-  duce this company to Ladysmith people, as Miss Mathes is known to  many peisoually,     and will be only  Shawnigan     Lake on  the 26th inst.  foi ,the dance that is to be given under the auspices of  the Cobble Hill  Dramatic club at the Strathcona hotel    The dining room *f this hotel is  to bc conveited into a ball room on  the occasion.   The membeis of    the  Diamatic Society  eflpect  to have   a  numbei of people   up from Victona  for  the affair.    No  pains  are being  spared to make the opening event of  the season a great success. f  AT   THE  QUAMICHAN.  J. H. Franck, Victoiia.  L   J   Coopei, Vancouver.  A.  Johnson, Victoria. '  W. Waller, Victoiia.  Wednesday,  April  12.���������Mi. TV.     R.  Robertson, Indian  Agent, came down  Irom Nanaimo on the evening-    train.  He had been settling some land   and  other disputes among his dusky wards  and left them confortablc and happy.  Il is indeed remarlable, he says, how  completely   hatmony   and   good    will  pi-pi ails when all was strife and bitterness  when omc  thc voice of     au-  thoiity    has     annot nrcd  a decsion  Anh hei cm is a lesson for so:ii������ oilier  ���������n'it foi   us of course,  wo     need     it  not���������but say, thc Russians and Japs,  anil���������oh, well,  the 1 est of thc woild'  Judge Tlairison also came down  this morning to preside at the Co' n-  tv Couit. Theic are half a score  of cases on the dockett, bet the first'  taken dragged its weary length  tluough lhe dav, and was still unfinished  when  the shadows began    to  lall,  J TIeirswoith and wife, of Mount  Sicker, are spending a few days in  Duncan.  The  traveler on  the E.  & N.  railway  is apt     to heave a sigh as the  Ham  pulls out of the littlevillage of  Duncan, so loathe is he to leave   it  ..nl      its  lovely   suiioundings,   but,  glancing out of the  window as    nc-  tiam     moves  along,  he quickly   becomes    interested     in thc beautiful  scenery on either side of  lnm    Passing    Cobble     Hill,     the  tiain runs  along  up     the mountain  until       it  reaches one ot the piettiest spots on  the   Island,   Shawnigan  Lake, ���������   Tlie  conductor cries' "Sti-athcona Hotel"  anil  the tiaveler,. ah he leaves     the  tiain, beholds a-inost lovely view. It  is  difficult   lo describe  with  justice  the magnificent scenery  piescntcd  to  the  ga/c,    Standing  at. a level   with  lhe  railway   tiack  i.s  what is  often  teimed b\  tourists, the prettiest and  most comfoitable  hotel   on   the     Island.    Siinoundr-d   by   beautiful   gardens  with  tennis and cioquet  lawns,  stands   Ihis   laige,   well   constructed,  well furnished Stiathcona Hotel.  As one breathes thc fiesh, biacing  aii, lookfng across the lake, en the  broad stretch of blue water,, alive  with tiout; an the c\*?i tries in  the noble mountains arising fll  aiound, one cannot help but think  that he has at last stiuck a model  place foi a holiday. The Shawnigan  Lake is vciy laige, and the land  aiound is most fertile and many     a  When we say we'ye the |  Best Spring Clothing |  in town for mens' |  boys' and childrens'  wear.  FsTlCT  Wh������n We say we've  the Best Of Hats  from the Best ot  Makers, and all sorts  of toggery for men  and boys.  Come in and let us ma' e g/.od  our statement.  DRYSDALE - STEVENSON  Co.   Ladysmith  The Dominion go-* eminent steamer  Kalton is in at tlM^bunkeis taking on  toal   for   fuel.  ��������� ��������� ;  The --teamer Lclanaw passed down  lhe stia ts la.st^e\ening having in  tow the baige John (J. Pottei, leaded with concentiales fiom the Tiead-  well mine-, for the Tacoma smelter.  ��������� ���������   ���������  The Norwegian ship Tricolar which  it will le recalled, has been chartered by Mic island collieries, is unloading Japanese coal at Loci Angeles  She ainved ibeie Apnl 5th and  should soon he on her way to     Van-  cou\er Lsland  ��������� ������     ������  New    York,    Apnl     13.���������Arrived,  sleamcis   Ceuc and Majestic     fiom  Li\'eipool,   Kooiiigin,   Luise fiom  Gu-  noa.  rino riNNisu colony:  maik the event. Mis. Woik hopes  to have the house" full duung the  buninici, and the wnlei has no doul'n  that -once tourists visit "the place'  and enjoy (foi no matteiriiow shoi t  a time at fust) 1he beauties of the  distnct, they will be bound to tome  again.  , The Oddlellows al   Duncan  aie suing to celebi ate the 8(ith aivuve-sa: y  of  the founding of Odd fellowship by -  giving    a grand      dance     The   afian  comes*ofl on the 28<h inst   and    pio-  mises to-be much enjoyed  In an .'Mule aiipeainiig m Ihese columns  on   Wednesday  it   was   lemaik-  e.l- thai   Dum'aii    contained   two  line  hotels    and    a saloon     This   is   not  conect,  theic  being  in  all   Ihiee hotels    in * the Mlln-ge,   Iwo  of  which  have already been  lefened  lo favoi-  ably in these columns     The othpi   is  the  Aldeilca    This hcstelciv is   um  on an evcellent plan and is immensely populai   Willi  the many  fisheimen,  who   iiequently   spend   the   week-end  Mi. R. M Palmci, Secietaiy of the  I'loiincial Duieau oi^ lnfoiinatiou,  and Mr. J.' J3 Bud, solicitor, left  Aiincouxei on thc Pi mass May on a  \isit to Malcolm Island, v.heie trouble has broken out in the Finnish  colony Some months ago, it 'in.iy  be r?membeieil, a poition of the Kal-  piian Kansa coiiiniuiuly became in  doctnnated with the tenets of "lice  lo\e," which the other and gieatci  pot I ion or the colony as actively re  prllc.l . Tiouble has anscn in conse-  queiicc, and Mr Palmci, on behalf of  the Goveiiimimt, and Mi Bud, as legal lepirs.ntalive, of the colony, have  gone to see what thev can do towards sootbingi the stnte of socialism in ncliiC opeialion and also see"  ii the tolony cannot l������c qdaced on a  soundei   financial, hrsis  theie The hotel onl.iins a fitst-class  billiaid loom, fie meals scived aie  model ale in pi ice and excellent in  quality On the whole, the accommodation of the Aldeilca is  splendid  iMOUOCCAN  QUESTION.  Pans,   Apnl   13 ���������Koieign Minister  Delcasse   will   give   a dinner   tonight  In honoi   of  the Geiman Ambassadoi  P.-incc Von  Radolin. " This is in cou:  jimciioii    with  the fact that  Pmicc  and   Piincefs   Von  Radohn   occupied  Piesidcntl.oubet's box at   the opera  last   nighf 5;nes  piomisc of  a ��������� moi.e  favoiablc    sclllemnit   of the Moioc-  tan   question.    The oflinals  \o}<c' an  optimistic \icw of Tlie situation.  . '.J, ,   '  ".lack','   Rc-^an,    baricr.dci   of  Endeibv  Hotel,   in  Vemen.  'eft  the  on  ThuLsday foi   thc Old Country^.where  he has fallen heir to some H0.1U).  The ladies of Ladysmith are. cordially invited to call and inspect our  many noveltien in, Parisian, New  York and other styles.  A large assortment of Ready to  Wear ha is to select from.  SIMON LEISER & CO Ltd.  GATACRE ST.  LADYSMZTB  ae^siaagtHeaiHeBSi  A Niew Shipment  of Qiasswa re  Including Frait Dishes, Cake  Stands, Pickle Dishes, Celery Dishes,  Table Sets, Pitchers, Tumblers, etc.  BLHIRSADKM  PHONE 2--1  CARLISLE   BLOCK  W. G* Fraser  Merchant Tailor,  (ist Avenue J  Spring Stock on hand. Call early and  get your choice.  Feed Your Chicks on  Holly Chick Food  \ mixtiiif? of eleven diHeicnt grains and seeds, -,o pioportioned that they  meet the needs of growing f'hic*-s and fully nouiigh them.  ie  t4rin  MERCHANT TAILORS  W.T.HEDDLE2  CO.  Williams'Block  Ladysmith  Particular JOrocers.  3 Telephone 1  too haiipy to meet her old friends  and make new ones. Miss Mathes  has been playing on the Coast for  the past live years, and her's i.s now  the oldest stock company on ' tlio  Coast, whilir Miss Mathes has each  year been trying to make the company a better one. In addition to  lhe dramatic company, a number of  clever specialists will appear in order io make the performance a continuous one, and some of the specialists have received more > for an en-  tertaibment than the charge made  for the entertainments given by the  company. Seats wiil be on sale so n.  Onl/ enough will be sold to coinfor-  ably fill lhe hall each evening. Particulars, will be given each day  I The Ledger.  in  e^~'  flELO.WOBMOEIWE.  Eschatlots,  Cabbage and Tomato plants.  Orders  taken for  Roses, Ornamental    and  Fruit trees.  k  At Morrison's, Ladysmith, B. C.  weary globe  trotter has  built      his  pretty   domicile on the shores, content to   spend the remainder of his  Ufa -here' i.s "perfect peace."  The lake covers an enormous ne.i,  and is well stocked with large and  game trout. For the decijnles f  Isaac Walton this district i.s an  earthly paradise. Thc writer cannot  heli) but .th'inlc what old Walton, who  was content lo dabtde in the sluggish rivers and ponds of thesouth of  England, would have said had i c  "siruck" Shawnigan Lake. "Verily  shis i.s a heaven upon earth, and I  will  never leave it."  And   the  hotel;   so comfortable,  so  homclik:*, fitted throughout with electric  lighting,   a telephone  In  connection,"each apartment handsomely b.r-  nished;   meals,   more   than   excellent;  bar containing the best of all liquors  What more       an  lhe  weary        .-iw  want?    And   then,   the   pretty,    "<,11--  kept gardens with  their tennis1     ��������� nd  croquet lawns,   a fine cricket  ground  close by the lake.   It is indeed hotel  "perfection."  Although there are sevsral guests  in the house, the place has not yet  been really opened, and spiing clean,  ing is in progress. The hotel will be  opened for the summer shortly after  Waster, and a grand dance, given by  Mrs.. Clarke,  of  Cobble Hill,     will  NEW    SPRING   AND   SUMMER GOODS JUST ARRIVED.  Charles Uimn, of the above firm, \ isits Ladysmith cveiy Sunday for the  puipo&o of taking measuicmenls and    seeing customeis    pcibonally.   May  be seen at the Hotels.    We guaiantee all stock and a perfect fit at   the  lowest possible lates.   Shuts from    U3 00 up.   ranis fiom $4.00 up. All  Hand-made.        ��������� -n '- -:3S  %        '    -.liBADACHES.        -'   " ^^^S^^*'     ^  to ~^  to  T^the     result of eya     stiaining, cured  i|i   Examinations    and sight tests free  of charge.  AT  *B. FORCIMnER'S  ������������First Avenue,   X   X  WATCHMAKER, .JBWELER, OPTICIAN*^  X     Ladysmith,   B. C. f?  '^.9T.  ^���������^���������^e:*S^*Sf.*S^*^:*2'.*5".*S-  .���������--s  We-Have Just Finished  Two First Class Residences  To Sent  ^   In the Centre of the City ]&  JOHN STfiWART P. O. Box 268  FIRE,   LIFE  AND  ACCIDENT  INSURANCE.  CONVEYANCING NOTARY   PUBLIC.  c>d we find we have too man  WINDOW  j  ODD LINES,In ALL '.ABOUT.  I  Whicli we will clean out this w-eek at  ,-    SO CENTS tAC  Some with Lace and some without     -lace.-.']   Thc   eivtvv, buyer gets     th������  best  values. ;  LADYSMITH HARDWARE CO., Ltd  BOOKS FOR  Sale &  Exchange  ^At���������  HOY'S BAKERY  .    lOc. and 15c.  1st   \venue,   --i Ladysmith  BARBER    SHOP AND BATH ROOMS  The  ESPLANADE    between the  Grand and Abbottsford,  Wiwam Powers,  Prep.  Sargeon Dentist  All work guaranteed, and at reasonable rates.  High'St. Ladysmith  OPEN AT. ALL HOURS.  HAY, 6MIN.'AM>  It  Orders will be delivered any where;  in the city promptly and at the lowest possible prices.  Leave orders at Christie's,  on the  Esplanade.  JAS.  WARNOCK.  <

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